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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346329/anti-phytopathogenic-and-cytotoxic-activities-of-crude-extracts-and-secondary-metabolites-of-marine-derived-fungi
#1
Dong-Lin Zhao, Dan Wang, Xue-Ying Tian, Fei Cao, Yi-Qiang Li, Cheng-Sheng Zhang
Thirty-one isolates belonging to eight genera in seven orders were identified from 141 strains that were isolated from several marine plants. Alternaria sp. and Fusarium sp. were found to be the predominant fungi. Evaluation of the anti-phytopathogenic bacterial and fungal activities, as well as the cytotoxicity of these 31 extracts, revealed that most of them displayed different levels of bioactivities. Due to their interesting bioactivities, two fungal strains-Fusarium equiseti (P18) and Alternaria sp. (P8)-were selected for chemical investigation and compounds 1-4 were obtained...
January 18, 2018: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346294/gc-ms-analysis-of-the-volatile-constituents-in-the-leaves-of-14-compositae-plants
#2
Yiguang Wang, Xiran Li, Qinjie Jiang, Hainan Sun, Jiafu Jiang, Sumei Chen, Zhiyong Guan, Weimin Fang, Fadi Chen
The green organs, especially the leaves, of many Compositae plants possess characteristic aromas. To exploit the utility value of these germplasm resources, the constituents, mainly volatile compounds, in the leaves of 14 scented plant materials were qualitatively and quantitatively compared via gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). A total of 213 constituents were detected and tentatively identified in the leaf extracts, and terpenoids (especially monoterpene and sesquiterpene derivatives), accounting for 40...
January 18, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344874/laser-capture-microdissection-based-rna-seq-of-barley-grain-tissues
#3
Ronny Brandt, Martin Mascher, Johannes Thiel
Spatiotemporal patterning throughout the plant body depends to a large degree on cell- and tissue-specific expression of genes. Subsequently, for a better understanding of cell and tissue differentiation processes during plant development it is important to conduct transcript analyses in individual cells or tissue types rather than in bulk tissues. Laser capture microdissection (LCM) provides a useful method for isolating specific cell types from complex tissue structures for downstream applications. Contrasting to mammalian cells, the texture of plant cells is more critical due to hard, cellulose-rich cell walls, large vacuoles, and air spaces which complicates tissue preparation and extraction of macromolecules, like DNA and RNA...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344683/the-root-transcriptome-of-achyranthes-bidentata-and-the-identification-of-the-genes-involved-in-the-replanting-benefit
#4
Yan Hui Yang, Ming Jie Li, Yan Jie Yi, Rui Fang Li, Cheng Dong, Zhong Yi Zhang
The transcriptome profiling in replanting roots revealed that expression pattern changes of key genes promoted important metabolism pathways, antioxidant and pathogen defense systems, adjusted phytohormone signaling and inhibited lignin biosynthesis. The yield of the medicinal plant Achyranthes bidentata could be significantly increased when replanted into a field cultivated previously for the same crop, but the biological basis of this so-called "replanting benefit" is unknown. Here, the RNA-seq technique was used to identify candidate genes responsible for the benefit...
January 17, 2018: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342928/protein-oxidation-and-sensory-quality-of-brine-injected-pork-loins-added-ascorbate-or-extracts-of-green-tea-or-mat%C3%A3-during-chill-storage-in-high-oxygen-modified-atmosphere
#5
Sisse Jongberg, Mari Ann Tørngren, Leif H Skibsted
Background: Ascorbate is often applied to enhance stability and robustness of brine-injected pork chops sold for retail, but may affect protein oxidation, while plant extracts are potential substitutes. Methods: Brine-injected pork chops (weight-gain ~12%, NaCl ~0.9%) prepared with ascorbate (225 ppm), green tea extract (25 ppm gallic acid equivalents (GAE)), or maté extract (25 ppm GAE) stored (5 °C, seven days) in high-oxygen atmosphere packaging (MAP: 80% O₂ and 20% CO₂) were analyzed for color changes, sensory quality, and protein oxidation compared to a control without antioxidant...
January 15, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342924/estrogen-and-thyroid-hormone-receptor-activation-by-medicinal-plants-from-bahia-brazil
#6
Luã Tainã Costa Reis, Magnus Régios Dias da Silva, Silvia Lima Costa, Eudes da Silva Velozo, Ronan Batista, Suzana Telles da Cunha Lima
Background: A number of medicinal plants are traditionally used for metabolic disorders in Bahia state, Brazil. The aim of this study was to evaluate the estrogen receptor (ER) and thyroid receptor (TR) activation of crude extracts prepared from 20 plants. Methods: Species were extracted and assayed for receptor activation through both ER and TR gene-reporter assays, using 17β-estradiol and triiodothyronine (T3), respectively, as the positive controls. Results: Cajanus cajan (Fabaceae), Abarema cochliacarpus (Fabaceae), and Borreria verticillata (Rubiaceae) were able to activate ER as much as the positive control (17β-estradiol)...
January 15, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342073/structure-elucidation-of-unknown-metabolites-in-metabolomics-by-combined-nmr-and-ms-ms-prediction
#7
Rene M Boiteau, David W Hoyt, Carrie D Nicora, Hannah A Kinmonth-Schultz, Joy K Ward, Kerem Bingol
We introduce a cheminformatics approach that combines highly selective and orthogonal structure elucidation parameters; accurate mass, MS/MS (MS²), and NMR into a single analysis platform to accurately identify unknown metabolites in untargeted studies. The approach starts with an unknown LC-MS feature, and then combines the experimental MS/MS and NMR information of the unknown to effectively filter out the false positive candidate structures based on their predicted MS/MS and NMR spectra. We demonstrate the approach on a model mixture, and then we identify an uncatalogued secondary metabolite in Arabidopsis thaliana...
January 17, 2018: Metabolites
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341951/spermicidal-constituents-of-ethanolic-extract-of-sacoglottis-gabonensis-stem-bark
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Gideon O Alade, Jones O Moody, Olanrewaju R Awotona, Saburi A Adesanya, Daowan Lai, Peter Proksch
AIM: To isolate the spermicidal constituents of Sacoglottis gabonensis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The ethanolic extract with partitioned fractions of Sacoglottis gabonensis stem bark were subjected to sperm immobilization assay. The most active EtOAc fraction was further purifi ed by column and Semi-Preparative High Performance Liquid Chromatography to give compounds which were characterized by spectroscopic methods (UV, LC/MS, and NMR). The compound(s) was also tested for sperm immobilization activity...
December 20, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341803/licorice-pretreatment-protects-against-brain-damage-induced-by-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion-in-mice
#9
Chiyeon Lim, Sehyun Lim, Byoungho Lee, Buyeo Kim, Suin Cho
Licorice is extracted from the roots of plants in the Glycyrrhiza genus, especially Glycyrrhiza uralensis in China and Korea. It has several pharmacological activities, including neuro-protective, anti-fungal, and anti-cariogenic effects. Ischemia/reperfusion-induced brain injury is a leading cause of adult disability and death; thus, the identification of anti-apoptotic, neuro-protective therapeutic agents is viewed as an attractive drug development strategy. Infarct volumes and the expression of several apoptosis-related proteins, including Bcl-xL, Bcl-2, caspase-8, and caspase-9, were evaluated by western blotting in the brains of mice subjected to middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341135/phenolic-fractions-from-nine-trifolium-species-modulate-the-coagulant-properties-of-blood-plasma-in-vitro-without-cytotoxicity-towards-blood-cells
#10
Joanna Kolodziejczyk-Czepas, Malgorzata Sieradzka, Barbara Moniuszko-Szajwaj, Pawel Nowak, Wiesław Oleszek, Anna Stochmal
OBJECTIVE: The study covers an evaluation of the influence of extracts (1-50 μg/ml), isolated from aerial parts of nine Trifolium L. species (i.e. T. alexandrinum, T. fragiferum, T. hybridum, T. incarnatum, T. pallidum, T. pratense, T. resupinatum var. majus, T. resupinatum var. resupinatum and T. scabrum) on haemostatic properties of blood plasma. METHODS: The clot formation and fibrinolysis assay (CFF), blood clotting times, the extrinsic and intrinsic coagulation pathway-dependent polymerization of plasma fibrin were measured...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340860/trace-element-phytoextraction-from-contaminated-soil-a-case-study-under-mediterranean-climate
#11
Werther Guidi Nissim, Emily Palm, Stefano Mancuso, Elisa Azzarello
The current field study aims to assess the suitability of four different plant species (i.e. poplar, willow, hemp and alfalfa) to be used for trace element (TE) (i.e. Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn) phytoextraction under hot-arid Mediterranean climate conditions. Plants were grown for two consecutive years on a moderate TE contaminated soil, supplied with water and mineral nutrients. The growth and physiological parameters were assessed throughout the trial to compare the response of plants to the environmental pollution, and TE uptake rates were measured for aboveground plant tissues...
January 16, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339780/extractable-pool-of-biochar-controls-on-crop-productivity-rather-than-greenhouse-gas-emission-from-a-rice-paddy-under-rice-wheat-rotation
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Punhoon Khan Korai, Xin Xia, Xiaoyu Liu, Rongjun Bian, Morris Oduor Omondi, Alphonse Nahayo, Genxing Pan
The role of extractable pool of biochar in crop productivity and soil greenhouse gas (GHGs) emission is not yet clear. In this study, two biochars with and without extraction was added to a paddy before rice transplantation at 20 t·ha-1. Crop yield, plant traits and greenhouse gas emission monitored throughout a rice-wheat rotation. Between the biochar treatments, changes in bulk density and microbial biomass carbon were insignificant. However, the increase in organic carbon was similar between maize and wheat biochars while higher under bulk wheat biochar than extracted one...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339307/anticoccidial-activity-of-fruit-peel-of-punica-granatum-l
#13
Shazia Ahad, Syed Tanveer, Tauseef Ahmad Malik, Irshad Ahmad Nawchoo
In the interests of food safety and public health, plants and their compounds are now re-emerging as an alternative approach to treat parasitic diseases. Here, we studied the anticoccidial effect of different solvent extracts of the fruit peel of Punica granatum-a commercial waste from pomegranate juice industries. The hope underlying these experiments was to find a sustainable natural product for controlling coccidiosis. The plant extracts were prepared using solvents of different polarity. Acute oral toxicity study was first carried out to see the safety of crude extracts...
January 12, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339306/morphological-changes-of-bacterial-cells-upon-exposure-of-silver-silver-chloride-nanoparticles-synthesized-using-agrimonia-pilosa
#14
Maheshkumar Prakash Patil, Yong Bae Seo, Gun-Do Kim
Facile, eco-friendly synthesis of metal nanoparticles has been proposed as a cost effective method. In the present study, we propose the facile synthesis of silver-silver chloride (Ag-AgCl) nanoparticles (NPs) using the medicinally important Agrimonia pilosa plant extract without addition of capping or stabilizing agents. The Ag-AgCl NPs synthesis was observed at 40 °C after 10 min incubation; the synthesis of Ag-AgCl NPs was indicated by color change and confirmed by UV-vis spectroscopic peak at 454 nm...
January 12, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338637/selected-plant-essential-oils-and-their-main-active-components-a-promising-approach-to-inhibit-aflatoxigenic-fungi-and-aflatoxin-production-in-food
#15
José Vicente Gómez, Andrea Tarazona, Rufino Mateo-Castro, José Vicente Gimeno-Adelantado, Misericordia Jiménez, Eva M Mateo
Recent research has showed that Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus are aflatoxigenic species that can become very competitive in the framework of climate change. Aflatoxins show carcinogenic, mutagenic, immunotoxic and teratogenic effects on human and animals. Effective and sustainable measures to inhibit these species and aflatoxins in food are required. Origanum vulgare and Cinnamomum zeylanicum essential oils (EOs) and their major active constituents, carvacrol and cinnamaldehyde, respectively, were assayed for inhibiting these species and aflatoxin production in maize extract medium under different environmental conditions...
January 17, 2018: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338429/study-of-aflatoxicosis-reduction-effect-of-alchornea-cordifolia-on-biomarkers-in-an-aflatoxin-b1-exposed-rats
#16
Jean-Baptiste Aholia Adépo, Pierre Manda, Jean Verdier Ngbé, Aïssata Diakité, Béatrice Tigori Sangaré, Sébastien Djédjé Dano
The toxicity of aflatoxins results in cancer and liver disease. Several natural substances such as plants exhibited their ability to inhibit the initiation of aflatoxin carcinogenesis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Alchornea cordifolia on biomarkers in an aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) exposed rats. The contents of polyphenols, flavonoids and the antioxidant activity of A. cordifolia ethanolic leaf extract (EELac) were assessed. Groups of rats were treated orally with a daily dose of a mixture of AFB1 at a dose of 150 μg/kg body weight and EELac (50, 100 and 300 mg/kg body weight) for 21 days...
January 17, 2018: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338338/sesbagrandiflorain-a-and-b-isolation-of-two-new-2-arylbenzofurans-from-the-stem-bark-of-sesbania-grandiflora
#17
Noviany Noviany, Arif Nurhidayat, Sutopo Hadi, Tati Suhartati, Muhammad Aziz, Neny Purwitasari, Iman Subasman
Native to tropical Asia, Sesbania grandiflora (L.), Pers is a member of the Fabaceae family of flowering plants. All parts of S. grandiflora are used in traditional medicine and phytochemical investigations have been conducted on extracts of the leaves, seeds and roots of S. grandiflora to provide scientific validation of its properties. However, to date, no study has determined the phytochemical constituents of S. grandiflora stem bark. The stem bark powdered of S. grandiflora was extracted exhaustively with n-hexane, EtOAc and 90% aqueous MeOH sequentially...
January 16, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336956/reverse-transcription-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-for-species-specific-detection-of-tomato-chlorotic-spot-orthotospovirus
#18
Xuelian Sui, Shouan Zhang, Zujian Wu, Kai-Shu Ling
Tomato chlorotic spot orthotospovirus (TCSV) is an emerging orthotospovirus that can cause severe disease on tomato plants. There are at least four orthotospoviruses infecting tomato, and mixed infection of two or more orthotospoviruses in a single tomato plant is quite common in the field. With similarity in the symptomatology and cross serological reactivity among tomato-infecting orthotospoviruses, especially between TCSV and groundnut ringspot orthotospovirus (GRSV), the current serological tests could not achieve definite and accurate species-specific determination in disease diagnosis...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336723/chemical-characterization-and-evaluation-of-the-antioxidants-in-chaenomeles-fruits-by-an-improved-hplc-tof-ms-coupled-to-an-on-line-dpph-hplc-method
#19
Minmin Zhang, Ruixuan Zhao, Siduo Zhou, Wei Liu, Yan Liang, Zhiguo Zhao, Shengbo Li, Xiao Wang, Tityee Wong, Hengqiang Zhao
An improved method based on HPLC-TOF/MS was developed to catalog the antioxidants in five species of Chaenomeles (Mugua). Forty-four fractions from the Mugua extracts show appreciable levels of antioxidative activity in scavenging the stable free-radical 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl and the hydroxyl radicals. Twelve major antioxidant's chemical structures are identified. Antioxidant activities differ between species, but intra-species level of antioxidants, regardless of their ripeness, are similar. C. sinensis has the highest antioxidant level...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part C, Environmental Carcinogenesis & Ecotoxicology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336251/isolating-colchicine-in-19th-century-an-old-drug-revisited
#20
Marianna Karamanou, Gregory Tsoucalas, Konstantinos Pantos, George Androutsos
Colchicine is a tricyclic alkaloid extracted from the herbaceous plant Colchicum autumnale. Known since antiquity for its therapeutic efficacy in the treatment of gout, colchicine was reintroduced in 19th century pharmacopeia, thanks to the work of the French chemists and pharmacists Pierre-Joseph Pelletier (1788-1842) and Joseph Bienaime Caventou (1795-1877) who in 1819, isolated a peculiar substance in the roots of Colchicum autumnale. In 1833, the substance was further analyzed by the German pharmacist and chemist Philipp Lorenz Geiger (1785-1836), who coined the name colchicine...
January 14, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
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