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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314331/stereochemical-and-steric-control-of-photophysical-and-chiro-optical-properties-in-bi-chromophoric-systems
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Alberto Blazquez-Moraleja, Luis Cerdan, Inmaculada García-Moreno, Edurne Avellanal-Zaballa, Jorge Bañuelos, M Luisa Jimeno, Iñigo López-Arbeloa, Jose Luis Chiara
The exceptionally rich chemistry of BODIPY dyes enables the fine-tuning of their optical properties for advanced applications. However, the stereochemical and steric control of their photonic behavior has not been studied despite the key role that the spatial arrangement of the chromophoric units plays in raising light-induced exotic emission states in multichromophoric systems. To explore and exploit this strategy, a series of conformationally restricted BODIPY dimers has been designed using tartaric acid as a symmetrical connector between the boron atoms of the dyes...
January 3, 2018: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281092/the-biosynthesis-of-quebrachitol-a-transportable-photosynthate-in-litchi-chinensis
#2
Zi-Chen Wu, Jie-Qiong Zhang, Jie-Tang Zhao, Jian-Guo Li, Xu-Ming Huang, Hui-Cong Wang
Although methylated cyclitols constitute a major proportion of the carbohydrates in many plant species, their physiological roles and biosynthetic pathway were largely unknown. Quebrachitol (2-O-methyl-chiro-inositol) is one of the major methylated cyclitols in some plant species. In litchi, quebrachitol represents around 50% soluble sugars in mature leaves and 40% of the total sugars in phloem exudation. In the present study, we identified bornesitol as a transient methylated intermediate of quebrachitol and measured the concentrations of methyl-inositols in different tissues and in tissues subjected to different treatments...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245783/analysis-and-magnetic-modulation-of-chiro-optical-properties-in-anisotropic-chiral-and-magneto-chiral-plasmonic-systems
#3
Hua Yu Feng, Carolina de Dios, Fernando García, Alfonso Cebollada, Gaspar Armelles
We present a systematic study to separate the different contributions to the dichroic response of complex plasmonic split-ring/ring magneto-chiral systems. For this, we first construct metastructures with plasmonic, chiral and magneto-optical functionalities by specific arrangements of different building blocks, each of them responsible for one of the functionalities. Then, by the use of Mueller matrices in forward/backward spectroscopic measurements under magnetic field, we separate optical anisotropy from pure chiral contributions to the overall dichroic response of the system...
December 11, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243796/can-high-levels-of-d-chiro-inositol-in-follicular-fluid-exert-detrimental-effects-on-blastocyst-quality
#4
K Ravanos, G Monastra, T Pavlidou, M Goudakou, N Prapas
OBJECTIVE: It was previously shown that higher concentrations of myo-inositol in human follicular fluid improve oocyte and embryo quality, whereas D-chiro-inositol seems to worsen oocyte quality and ovarian response in polycystic ovary syndrome patients. Our study was the first one aiming to test whether different myo-inositol and D-chiro-inositol concentration in follicular fluids correlate with blastocyst quality in healthy young women. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eight egg donors and eleven couples undergoing in vitro fertilization, were involved in a prospective observational study...
December 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225119/d-chiro-inositol-enriched-fagopyrum-tataricum-l-gaench-extract-alleviates-mitochondrial-malfunction-and-inhibits-er-stress-jnk-associated-inflammation-in-the-endothelium
#5
Bobo Zhang, Caifeng Gao, Yunlong Li, Min Wang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Tartary buckwheat is a food medicine dual-use crop with healing effects on cardiovascular diseases and type2 diabetes. It has been proposed that endothelial dysfunction is the initial lesion in these diseases and it's associated with mitochondrial dysfunction, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and inflammation. D-chiro-inositol (DCI) is a bioactive compound of Tartary buckwheat and is always deficit in type2 diabetes. However, it remains unknown whether DCI-enriched Tartary buckwheat extract can ameliorate mitochondrial dysfunction, ER stress and inflammation in the endothelium...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183107/insulin-sensitising-drugs-metformin-rosiglitazone-pioglitazone-d-chiro-inositol-for-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-oligo-amenorrhoea-and-subfertility
#6
REVIEW
Lara C Morley, Thomas Tang, Ephia Yasmin, Robert J Norman, Adam H Balen
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is characterised by infrequent or absent ovulation, and high levels of androgens and insulin (hyperinsulinaemia). Hyperinsulinaemia occurs secondary to insulin resistance and is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus. Insulin-sensitising agents such as metformin may be effective in treating PCOS-related anovulation. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of insulin-sensitising drugs in improving reproductive and metabolic outcomes for women with PCOS undergoing ovulation induction...
November 29, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153661/pkb-akt-and-mapk-erk-phosphorylation-is-highly-induced-by-inositols-novel-potential-insights-in-endothelial-dysfunction-in-preeclampsia
#7
Rossella D'Oria, Luigi Laviola, Francesco Giorgino, Vittorio Unfer, Stefano Bettocchi, Marco Scioscia
PKB/Akt and MAP/ERK are intracellular kinases regulating cell survival, proliferation and metabolism and as such hold a strategical role in preeclampsia. In fact intracellular pathways related to immunological alterations, endothelial dysfunction and insulin resistance in preeclampsia converge on these molecules. Inositol second messengers are involved in metabolic and cell signaling pathways and are highly expressed during preeclampsia. To evaluate the pathophysiological significance of this response, the effect of myo-inositol and d-chiro inositol on the activation of PKB/Akt and MAPK/ERK was assessed in human endothelial cells in vitro...
October 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042448/myo-inositol-effects-in-women-with-pcos-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#8
Vittorio Unfer, Fabio Facchinetti, Beatrice Orrù, Barbara Giordani, John Nestler
Myo-inositol (MI) supplementation in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) has been evaluated over the last years. Many hormonal and reproductive impairments associated with this disorder seem relieved by the supplement. The objective of the meta-analysis was to assess the effects of MI alone or combined with d-chiro-inositol (DCI) on the endocrine and metabolic abnormalities of women with PCOS. Literature was retrieved from selected databases, MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMed and Research Gate (up to November 2016)...
November 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982033/d-chiro-inositol-phosphoglycans-in-preeclampsia-where-are-we-where-are-we-going
#9
REVIEW
Marco Scioscia
Preeclampsia results from a complex interaction between immunological alterations, endothelial dysfunction, and insulin resistance. Inositol second messengers are known to be involved in metabolic signaling and are highly expressed during preeclampsia. In the past two decades, several studies were published on different aspects where these molecules are involved. It appears that maternal increase of IPG-P content in all tissues and fluids reflects an increased production of inositol mediators on the fetal side in preeclampsia...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884384/study-of-chir-function-in-serratia-marcescens-and-its-application-for-improving-2-3-butanediol-from-crystal-chitin
#10
Qiang Yan, Eunsoo Hong, Stephen S Fong
Microbial utilization of chitin, a potential renewable biomass feedstock, is being pursued as a means of developing novel consolidated bioprocessing for the production of chemicals. Serratia marcescens is a gram-negative bacterium that is known for its chitinolytic capability and as a native 2,3-butanediol producer. In S. marcescens, ChiR has been suggested to be a positive regulator of chitinase production. In this study, we aim to understand the effect of ChiR in regulating nine chitinase-related genes in S...
October 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805750/inositol-derivatives-and-phenolic-compounds-from-the-roots-of-taraxacum-coreanum
#11
Eun Jin Mo, Jong Hoon Ahn, Yang Hee Jo, Seon Beom Kim, Bang Yeon Hwang, Mi Kyeong Lee
In this study, the characterization of chemical constituents and biological activity of the roots of Taraxacum coreanum (Asteraceae) was attempted. Phytochemical investigation of the roots of T. coreanum led to the isolation of two new inositol derivatives, taraxinositols A (1) and B (2), and a new phenolic compound, taraxinol (16), together with twenty known compounds including four inositol derivatives, neo-inositol-1,4-bis (4-hydroxybenzeneacetate) (3), chiro-inositol-1,5-bis(4- hydroxybenzeneacetate) (4), chiro-inositol-2,3-bis (4-hydroxybenzeneacetate) (5) and chiro-inositol- 1,2,3-tris (4-hydroxybenzeneacetate) (6), nine phenolic compounds: p-hydroxybenzaldehyde (7), vanillin (8), syringaldehyde (9), vanillic acid (10), 4-methoxyphenylacetic acid (11), 4-hydroxy- phenylacetic acid methyl ester (12), optivanin (13), isoferulic acid (14) and dihydroconiferyl alcohol (15), four coumarins: nodakenetin (17), decursinol (18), prangol (19) and isobyakangelicin (20), and three lignans: syringaresinol-4'-O-β-d-glucoside (21), syringaresinol (22), and pinoresinol (23)...
August 14, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804631/the-influence-of-d-chiro-inositol-and-d-myo-inositol-in-pregnant-women-with-glucose-intolerance
#12
Domenico Dell'Edera, Francesca Sarlo, Arianna Allegretti, Francesca Simone, Maria Giovanna Lupo, Annunziata Anna Epifania
The aim of the present study was to demonstrate that the use of inositol and folic acid from the first trimester of pregnancy, counteracts the onset of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in women at risk, preserving the infants from macrosomia, hypoglycemia and preterm delivery. The authors collected data from the pregnant women at the laboratory (Unit of Cytogenic and Molecular Genetics), from January 2014 to April 2016, all with first trimester fasting plasma glucose (FPG) >92 mg/dl. A total of 40 women were treated with 250 mg/day D-chiro-inositol, 1...
August 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795713/circularly-polarized-laser-emission-in-optically-active-organic-dye-solutions
#13
Luis Cerdán, Florencio Moreno, Mizuki Johnson, Gilles Muller, Santiago de la Moya, Inmaculada García-Moreno
The generation of circularly polarized laser emission (CPLE) in photonic devices has attracted increasing attention due to the prospects of using CP light in displaying technologies or advanced microscopies. Organic systems excel as laser materials across the whole visible spectrum, and despite many of them displaying circularly polarized luminescence (CPL), none have been shown thus far to amplify their own CPL, let alone generate CPLE. Consequently, there is still a need to find alternative CPLE organic devices...
August 23, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770950/prevention-of-neural-tube-defects-and-maternal-gestational-diabetes-through-the-inositol-supplementation-preliminary-results
#14
D Dell'Edera, F Sarlo, A Allegretti, A A Epifania, F Simone, M G Lupo, M Benedetto, M R D'Apice, A Capalbo
OBJECTIVE: Our study aims to demonstrate that the use in the preconceptional period until the 24th week of pregnancy of inositol and folic acid, first of all, preserves the product of conception from neural tube defects (NTDs) and then, thanks to inositol supplementation, it possibly counteracts and prevents the onset of maternal gestational diabetes (GDM). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We have collected data derived from pregnant women arrived at our laboratory, from January 2014 to January 2016, with no family history of type 2 diabetes and hypertension...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756130/inositol-supplementation-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-undergoing-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#15
REVIEW
Nicolás Mendoza, Laura Pérez, Tommaso Simoncini, Alessandro Genazzani
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex and heterogeneous disease that involves menstrual dysfunction and reproductive difficulty, as well as metabolic problems. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of myo-inositol (MYO) and d-chiro-inositol (DCI) on improving oocyte or embryo quality and pregnancy rates for women with PCOS undergoing intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). We searched the Web of Knowledge, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Pubmed, Scopus and Cochrane databases for all articles published in any language up to March 2017...
November 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752910/antioxidants-for-female-subfertility
#16
REVIEW
Marian G Showell, Rebecca Mackenzie-Proctor, Vanessa Jordan, Roger J Hart
BACKGROUND: A couple may be considered to have fertility problems if they have been trying to conceive for over a year with no success. This may affect up to a quarter of all couples planning a child. It is estimated that for 40% to 50% of couples, subfertility may result from factors affecting women. Antioxidants are thought to reduce the oxidative stress brought on by these conditions. Currently, limited evidence suggests that antioxidants improve fertility, and trials have explored this area with varied results...
July 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748913/d-chiro-inositol-effectively-attenuates-cholestasis-in-bile-duct-ligated-rats-by-improving-bile-acid-secretion-and-attenuating-oxidative-stress
#17
Shuang-Shuang Zhao, Na-Ren Li, Wu-Li Zhao, Hong Liu, Mao-Xu Ge, Yi-Xuan Zhang, Long-Yin Zhao, Xue-Fu You, Hong-Wei He, Rong-Guang Shao
Cholestatic liver diseases are important causes of liver cirrhosis and liver transplantation, but few drugs are available for treatment. D-chiro-inositol (DCI), an isomer of inositol found in many Leguminosae plants and in animal viscera, is used clinically for the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and diabetes mellitus. In this study, we investigated whether DCI exerted an anti-cholestatic effect and its underlying mechanisms. A cholestatic rat model was established via bile duct ligation (BDL)...
July 27, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737286/unexpected-chiro-thermoresponsive-behavior-of-helical-poly-phenylacetylene-s-bearing-elastin-based-side-chains
#18
Sandra Arias, Felix Freire, Marcelo Calderón, Julian Bergueiro
The thermoresponsive behavior of an elastin-based polymer can be altered by the polymeric macromolecular conformation. Thus, when the elastin basic amino acid sequence VPGVG is used as a pendant group of a poly(phenylacetylene) (PPA) its thermoresponsive behavior in water can be remotely detected through conformational changes on the formed helix. Circular dichroism at different temperatures shows an inversion of the first Cotton effect (450 nm) at 25.8 °C that matches with the cloud point temperature...
September 11, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724181/finding-the-best-therapeutic-approach-for-pcos-the-importance-of-inositol-s-bioavailability
#19
B Orrù, R Circo, P Logoteta, S Petousis, G Carlomagno
Broadening clinical evidence has markedly designated inositol(s) as a common and effective therapeutic approach for PCOS and infertility. Although considerable research has been focused on the use in clinical practice of myo-inositol (myo-ins) and D-chiro-inositol (D-chiro-ins), the two major inositol stereoisomers, less attention has been paid to their bioavailability. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to gather and analyze information on inositol(s) bioavailability, to better delineate its optimal concentration for scientific and clinical purposes...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714347/antifungal-activities-and-active-ingredients-of-melodinus-suaveolens-champ-ex-benth
#20
Yanan Xu, Siquan Ling, Dongqiang Zeng, Wenwei Tang
Four Melodinus species with antifungal activity were found in survey of the floral resources, in Shiwan Mountain Natural Reserve, Guangxi Province, China. Crude methanolic extracts of the twigs and leaves of Melodinus suaveolens exhibited potent antifungal activities against the plant pathogenic fungi Colletotrichum musae, Colletotrichum graminicola, Colletotrichum gloeosporioides and Alternaria musae, and the ethyl acetate fraction inhibited these pathogens at rates of 85.37, 91.47, 72.77 and 89.87%, respectively (5 mg/mL)...
July 16, 2017: Natural Product Research
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