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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159246/low-concentration-of-sodium-bicarbonate-improves-the-bioactive-compound-levels-and-antioxidant-and-%C3%AE-glucosidase-inhibitory-activities-of-tartary-buckwheat-sprouts
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Peiyou Qin, Aichun Wei, Degang Zhao, Yang Yao, Xiushi Yang, Baoqing Dun, Guixing Ren
This study aimed to investigate the effects of different concentrations of sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) on the accumulation of flavonoids, total phenolics and d-chiro-inositol (DCI), as well as the antioxidant and α-glucosidase inhibitory activities, in tartary buckwheat sprouts. Treatment with low concentrations of NaHCO3 (0.05, 0.1, and 0.2%) resulted in an increase in flavonoids, total phenolic compounds and DCI concentrations, and improved DPPH radical-scavenging and α-glucosidase inhibition activities compared with the control (0%)...
June 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087886/d-chiro-inositol-ameliorates-endothelial-dysfunction-via-inhibition-of-oxidative-stress-and-mitochondrial-fission
#2
Bobo Zhang, Xudan Guo, Yunlong Li, Qiang Peng, Jinfeng Gao, Baolin Liu, Min Wang
SCOPE: D-chiro inositol (DCI), an isomer of inositol, possesses anti-oxidative and endothelial protective properties. The mechanism by which DCI prevents endothelial dysfunction was investigated, with emphasis on oxidative stress. METHODS AND RESULTS: DCI was found to inhibit NOX4 induction and enhance Nrf2 activity in palmitate (PA)-stimulated cells, showing that DCI prevents oxidative stress. DCI suppressed Ser616 phosphorylation and increased Ser637 phosphorylation of Drp1 and inhibited PA-induced mitochondrial fission...
January 14, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078725/chiral-amplification-by-self-assembly-of-neutral-luminescent-platinum-ii-complexes
#3
Alessandro Aliprandi, Christelle M Croisetu, Matteo Mauro, Luisa De Cola
Two novel enantiomerically pure chiral ligands and the corresponding neutral Pt(II) complexes have been synthetized and characterized. The self-assembly properties of the complexes have been investigated using different morphological and photophysical techniques. The two enantiomeric complexes, 4 a and 4 b, show high tendency to self-assemble into chiral supramolecular aggregates with right (P) and left-handed (M) helical configurations, respectively, as proven by SEM and absorption circular dichroism. The formation of such organized structures is driven by the formation of metallophilic and π-π interactions between spatially close Pt complexes with an enhancement of the chiro-optical properties in the solid state...
January 12, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039583/a-pilot-study-of-d-chiro-inositol-plus-folic-acid-in-overweight-patients-with-type-1-diabetes
#4
Anna Rita Maurizi, Marika Menduni, Rossella Del Toro, Shadi Kyanvash, Daria Maggi, Chiara Guglielmi, Angelo Lauria Pantano, Giuseppe Defeudis, Elvira Fioriti, Silvia Manfrini, Paolo Pozzilli
AIMS: To improve insulin sensitivity, insulin-sensitizing drugs such as metformin are commonly used in overweight and obese T1D patients. Similarly to metformin, D-chiro-inositol (DCI), as putative mediator of intracellular insulin action, can act as insulin sensitizer. The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the hypothesis that DCI plus folic acid may improve glucose control reducing insulin resistance in overweight or obese T1D patients. METHODS: A 24-week randomized control trial was carried out in 26 overweight or obese T1D patients, undergoing intensive insulin therapy...
December 30, 2016: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898267/combining-treatment-with-myo-inositol-and-d-chiro-inositol-40-1-is-effective-in-restoring-ovary-function-and-metabolic-balance-in-pcos-patients
#5
Giovanni Monastra, Vittorio Unfer, Abdel Halim Harrath, Mariano Bizzarri
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a relevant cause of infertility, is a heterogeneous, endocrine disorder affecting up to 10-15% of women in reproductive age. Besides hyperandrogenism, insulin resistance (IR) plays a key role in such syndrome. Insulin-sensitizing drugs, such as Metformin, are effective in treating hyper-insulinemic PCOS patients. Recently, inositols - myo-inositol (MI) and D-chiro-inositol (DCI) - have shown to be an efficient and safe alternative in PCOS management, as both inositol isoforms are able to counteract downstream consequences of insulin resistance...
January 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882052/myoinositol-and-d-chiro-inositol-in-improving-insulin-resistance-in-obese-male-children-preliminary-data
#6
Mario Mancini, Alice Andreassi, Michela Salvioni, Fiore Pelliccione, Gianna Mantellassi, Giuseppe Banderali
Myoinositol and D-chiro inositol, which are inositol isomers, have been shown to possess insulin-mimetic properties and to improve insulin resistance, especially in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. However, it has not been determined if this relationship exists also in children. Based on these previous findings, we hypothesized that inositol could be effective in improving insulin sensitivity in children with insulin resistance. To evaluate this hypothesis, we administered both inositol formulations before carrying out an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) in a group of obese insulin-resistant male children with high basal insulin levels and compared the values obtained with an OGTT previously conducted without inositol, in the same group, with unchanged BMI...
2016: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866938/ovulation-induction-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-current-options
#7
REVIEW
Richard S Legro
There are a variety of effective treatment options to induce ovulation in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The most effective treatments are primarily reproductive and target the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian (HPO) axis. Letrozole, an aromatase inhibitor, is headed toward replacing clomiphene, a selective estrogen receptor modulator, as the first-choice option. Metabolic treatments likely work indirectly through the HPO axis. Many metabolic treatments have shown initial promise and later failed (troglitozone or d-chiro-inositol) or disappointed (metformin); further studies are needed of newer agents to treat type 2 diabetes...
November 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843451/effects-of-inositol-s-in-women-with-pcos-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#8
REVIEW
Vittorio Unfer, John E Nestler, Zdravko A Kamenov, Nikos Prapas, Fabio Facchinetti
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder, with complex etiology and pathophysiology, which remains poorly understood. It affects about 5-10% of women of reproductive age who typically suffer from obesity, hyperandrogenism, ovarian dysfunction, and menstrual irregularity. Indeed, PCOS is the most common cause of anovulatory infertility in industrialized nations, and it is associated with insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and increased cardiovascular risk. Although insulin resistance is not included as a criterion for diagnosis, it is a critical pathological condition of PCOS...
2016: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807448/the-effectiveness-of-myo-inositol-and-d-chiro-inositol-treatment-in-type-2-diabetes
#9
Basilio Pintaudi, Giacoma Di Vieste, Matteo Bonomo
Inositol has been used as a supplement in treating several pathologies such as PCOS, metabolic syndrome, and gestational diabetes. Both myo-inositol and its isomer d-chiro-inositol showed insulin mimetic effects in conditions of insulin resistance. Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is a condition typically caused by insulin resistance. There is a lack of evidence of inositol use in T2DM. We evaluated the effectiveness and safety of myo-inositol and d-chiro-inositol treatment in T2DM. This was a pilot study involving a consecutive sample of patients with T2DM with suboptimal glycemic control (HbA1c 7...
2016: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795706/inositol-treatment-and-art-outcomes-in-women-with-pcos
#10
REVIEW
Deepika Garg, Reshef Tal
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 5-10% of women in reproductive age and is characterized by oligo/amenorrhea, androgen excess, insulin resistance, and typical polycystic ovarian morphology. It is the most common cause of infertility secondary to ovulatory dysfunction. The underlying etiology is still unknown but is believed to be multifactorial. Insulin-sensitizing compounds such as inositol, a B-complex vitamin, and its stereoisomers (myo-inositol and D-chiro-inositol) have been studied as an effective treatment of PCOS...
2016: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753489/nanoarchitectonics-of-small-molecule-and-dna-for-ultrasensitive-detection-of-mercury
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M Pandeeswar, Satyaprasad P Senanayak, T Govindaraju
Reliable and ultrasensitive detection of mercury ions is of paramount importance for toxicology assessment, environmental protection, and human health. Herein, we present a novel optoelectronic approach based on nanoarchitectonics of small-molecule templated DNA system that consists of an adenine (A)-conjugated small organic semiconductor (BNA) and deoxyribo-oligothymidine (dTn). This mutually templated dynamic chiral coassembly system (BNAn-dTn) with tunable chiroptical, morphological, and electrical properties is tapped in to enable ultrasensitive and selective detection of inorganic and organometallic mercury in water...
November 9, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730087/the-inositols-and-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#12
Bharti Kalra, Sanjay Kalra, J B Sharma
This review describes the rationale, biochemical, and clinical data related to the use of inositols in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It covers studies related to the mechanism of action of myo-inositol and D-chiro-inositol (MDI), with randomized controlled trials conducted in women with PCOS, and utilizes these data to suggest pragmatic indications and methods for using MDI combination in PCOS. Rationally crafted inositol combinations have a potential role to play in maintaining metabolic, endocrine, and reproductive health in women with PCOS...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721826/effect-on-insulin-stimulated-release-of-d-chiro-inositol-containing-inositolphosphoglycan-mediator-during-weight-loss-in-obese-women-with-and-without-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Kai I Cheang, Sakita N Sistrun, Kelley S Morel, John E Nestler
Background. A deficiency of D-chiro-inositol-inositolphosphoglycan mediator (DCI-IPG) may contribute to insulin resistance in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Whether the relationship between impaired DCI-IPG release and insulin resistance is specific to PCOS rather than obesity is unknown. We assessed insulin-released DCI-IPG and its relationship to insulin sensitivity at baseline and after weight loss in obese women with and without PCOS. Methods. Obese PCOS (n = 16) and normal (n = 15) women underwent 8 weeks of a hypocaloric diet...
2016: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717596/inositol-as-putative-integrative-treatment-for-pcos
#14
REVIEW
Alessandro D Genazzani
Studies over the last decade have demonstrated that some polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients have abnormal insulin sensitivity (insulin resistance), independently from being overweight or obese. This induces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in such PCOS patients. The use of insulin sensitizers (i.e. metformin), reduces such metabolic, and most hormonal, impairments. As metformin often induces side effects, new integrative strategies have been proposed to treat insulin resistance, such as the use of inositols...
December 2016: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27595157/inositol-and-human-reproduction-from-cellular-metabolism-to-clinical-use
#15
Ewa M Milewska, Adam Czyzyk, Blazej Meczekalski, Alessandro D Genazzani
Inositol is an organic compound of high biological importance that is widely distributed in nature. It belongs to the sugar family and is mainly represented by its two dominant stereoisomers: myo-inositol and D-chiro-inositol that are found in the organism in the physiological serum ratio 40:1. Inositol and its derivatives are important components of the structural phospholipids of the cell membranes and are precursors of the second messengers of many metabolic pathways. A high concentration of myoinositol is found in the follicular fluid and in semen...
September 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27579037/metabolism-and-ovarian-function-in-pcos-women-a-therapeutic-approach-with-inositols
#16
REVIEW
Antonio Simone Laganà, Paola Rossetti, Massimo Buscema, Sandro La Vignera, Rosita Angela Condorelli, Giuseppe Gullo, Roberta Granese, Onofrio Triolo
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is characterized by chronical anovulation and hyperandrogenism which may be present in a different degree of severity. Insulin-resistance and hyperinsulinemia are the main physiopathological basis of this syndrome and the failure of inositol-mediated signaling may concur to them. Myo (MI) and D-chiro-inositol (DCI), the most studied inositol isoforms, are classified as insulin sensitizers. In form of glycans, DCI-phosphoglycan and MI-phosphoglycan control key enzymes were involved in glucose and lipid metabolism...
2016: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27564432/programmable-extreme-chirality-in-the-visible-by-helix-shaped-metamaterial-platform
#17
Marco Esposito, Vittorianna Tasco, Francesco Todisco, Massimo Cuscunà, Alessio Benedetti, Mario Scuderi, Giuseppe Nicotra, Adriana Passaseo
The capability to fully control the chiro-optical properties of metamaterials in the visible range enables a number of applications from integrated photonics to life science. To achieve this goal, a simultaneous control over complex spatial and localized structuring as well as material composition at the nanoscale is required. Here, we demonstrate how circular dichroic bands and optical rotation can be effectively and independently tailored throughout the visible regime as a function of the fundamental meta-atoms properties and of their three dimensional architecture in a the helix-shaped metamaterials...
September 14, 2016: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27510483/current-insights-into-inositol-isoforms-mediterranean-and-ketogenic-diets-for-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-from-bench-to-bedside
#18
Giovanna Muscogiuri, Stefano Palomba, Antonio Simone Laganà, Francesco Orio
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex syndrome characterized by reproductive and metabolic implications. Lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, are considered first-line treatment for women affected by PCOS. Pharmacologic treatments target the hormonal and metabolic dysregulations associated to the disease such as insulin resistance, anovulation, hirsutism and menstrual irregularities. OBJECTIVE: To focus on the role of inositol isoforms, as well as Mediterranean and ketogenic diets, as possible therapeutic strategies in PCOS women...
2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27493664/a-combined-therapy-with-myo-inositol-and-d-chiro-inositol-improves-endocrine-parameters-and-insulin-resistance-in-pcos-young-overweight-women
#19
Elena Benelli, Scilla Del Ghianda, Caterina Di Cosmo, Massimo Tonacchera
Introduction. We evaluated the effects of a therapy that combines myo-inositol (MI) and D-chiro-inositol (DCI) in young overweight women affected by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), characterized by oligo- or anovulation and hyperandrogenism, correlated to insulin resistance. Methods. We enrolled 46 patients affected by PCOS and, randomly, we assigned them to two groups, A and B, treated, respectively, with the association of MI plus DCI, in a 40 : 1 ratio, or with placebo (folic acid) for six months. Thus, we analyzed pretreatment and posttreatment FSH, LH, 17-beta-Estradiol, Sex Hormone Binding Globulin, androstenedione, free testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate, HOMA index, and fasting glucose and insulin...
2016: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27428505/dna-scaffolds-for-the-dictated-assembly-of-left-right-handed-plasmonic-au-np-helices-with-programmed-chiro-optical-properties
#20
Alessandro Cecconello, Jason S Kahn, Chun-Hua Lu, Larousse Khosravi Khorashad, Alexander O Govorov, Itamar Willner
Within the broad interest of assembling chiral left- and right-handed helices of plasmonic nanoparticles (NPs), we introduce the DNA-guided organization of left- or right-handed plasmonic Au NPs on DNA scaffolds. The method involves the self-assembly of stacked 12 DNA quasi-rings interlinked by 30 staple-strands. By the functionalization of one group of staple units with programmed tether-nucleic acid strands and additional staple elements with long nucleic acid chains, acting as promoter strands, the promoter-guided assembly of barrels modified with 12 left- or right-handed tethers is achieved...
August 10, 2016: Journal of the American Chemical Society
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