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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199188/trigonella-seed-extract-ameliorates-inflammation-via-regulation-of-the-inflammasome-adaptor-protein-asc
#1
Nidhi Sharma, Samyuktha Suresh, Ananya Debnath, Sushmita Jha
Trigonella foenum-graecum (fenugreek) is an important medicinal plant, well known for its anti-inflammatory properties. However, the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms of its action remain largely unknown. The apoptosis associated speck like protein containing a caspase recruitment domain (CARD) (ASC) is central to inflammatory and cell death pathways in innate and adaptive immunity. Here, we show that fenugreek seed extract provides cytoprotection to bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) inflammed and nanosilica-treated fibroblasts via a reactive oxygen species independent pathway...
March 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161815/next-generation-sequencing-of-representational-difference-analysis-products-for-identification-of-genes-involved-in-diosgenin-biosynthesis-in-fenugreek-trigonella-foenum-graecum
#2
Joanna Ciura, Magdalena Szeliga, Michalina Grzesik, Mirosław Tyrka
Representational difference analysis of cDNA was performed and differential products were sequenced and annotated. Candidate genes involved in biosynthesis of diosgenin in fenugreek were identified. Detailed mechanism of diosgenin synthesis was proposed. Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) is a valuable medicinal and crop plant. It belongs to Fabaceae family and has a unique potential to synthesize valuable steroidal saponins, e.g., diosgenin. Elicitation (methyl jasmonate) and precursor feeding (cholesterol and squalene) were used to enhance the content of sterols and steroidal sapogenins in in vitro grown plants for representational difference analysis of cDNA (cDNA-RDA)...
February 4, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157172/extraction-of-fenugreek-trigonella-foenum-graceum-l-seed-oil-using-subcritical-butane-characterization-and-process-optimization
#3
Ling-Biao Gu, Xiao-Ning Liu, Hua-Min Liu, Hui-Li Pang, Guang-Yong Qin
In this study, the subcritical butane extraction process of fenugreek seed oil was optimized using response surface methodology with a Box-Behnken design. The optimum conditions for extracted oil from fenugreek seed was as follows: extraction temperature of 43.24 °C , extraction time of 32.80 min, and particle size of 0.26 mm. No significant differences were found between the experimental and predicted values. The physical and chemical properties of the oil showed that the oil could be used as edible oil. Fatty acid composition of oils obtained by subcritical butane under the optimum conditions and by accelerated solvent extraction showed negligible difference...
February 2, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156165/preclinical-safety-assessment-of-furostanol-glycoside-based-standardized-fenugreek-seed-extract-in-laboratory-rats
#4
Pallavi Deshpande, Vishwaraman Mohan, Dilip Ingavale, Jyoti Mane, Mukul Pore, Prasad Thakurdesai PhD
The present work is aimed at studying acute oral toxicity (AOT), subchronic oral toxicity, mutagenicity, and genotoxicity of furostanol glycosides-based standardized fenugreek seed extract (Fenu-FG) using the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) guidelines. The AOT and subchronic (90-day repeated dose) toxicity studies were performed on Wistar rats as per OECD 423 and OECD 408 guidelines, respectively. The mutagenicity (reverse mutation assay, Ames test) and genotoxicity (mammalian chromosome aberration test) were assessed in vitro using OECD 471 and OECD 473 guidelines, respectively...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143746/structure-functional-and-antioxidant-properties-in-tunisian-beef-sausage-of-a-novel-polysaccharide-from-trigonella-foenum-graecum-seeds
#5
Naourez Ktari, Amal Feki, Imen Trabelsi, Mehdi Triki, Hana Maalej, Sirine Ben Slima, Moncef Nasri, Ibtissem Ben Amara, Riadh Ben Salah
A novel polysaccharide named Fenugreek Water-Soluble Polysaccharide (FWSP), consisting of a gluconic acid polymer, was isolated from fenugreek seeds. It was structurally characterized by Fourier transformed infrared (FT-IR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), High performance liquid chromatograpy (HPLC), and Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopies. FT-IR and NMR spectra showed the characteristic bands of polysaccharides. According to XRD spectrum, FWSP is a semi-crystalline polymer. Functional properties of FWSP were investigated based on Water Holding Capacity (WHC), Oil Holding Capacity (OHC), emulsification activity, and foaming ability...
January 29, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138310/efficacy-of-furosap-tm-a-novel-trigonella-foenum-graecum-seed-extract-in-enhancing-testosterone-level-and-improving-sperm-profile-in-male-volunteers
#6
Anuj Maheshwari, Narsingh Verma, Anand Swaroop, Manashi Bagchi, Harry G Preuss, Kiran Tiwari, Debasis Bagchi
Background: Dietary fiber rich fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) seeds have exhibited cardioprotective, hypolipidemic and other health benefits. Furosap (FS), an innovative, patented, 20% protodioscin-enriched extract was developed in our laboratory from fenugreek seeds. This study examined the free and total testosterone levels, sperm profile and morphology, sexual health, mood and mental alertness, and broad spectrum safety parameters of FS in 50 male volunteers following supplementation over a period of 12 weeks...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130295/differential-attachment-of-salmonella-enterica-and-enterohemorrhagic-escherichia-coli-to-alfalfa-fenugreek-lettuce-and-tomato-seeds
#7
Yue Cui, Ronald Walcott, Jinru Chen
: Vegetable seeds have the potential to disseminate and transmit foodborne bacterial pathogens. This study was undertaken to assess the abilities of selected Salmonella and enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) strains to attach to fungicide-treated vs untreated, and intact vs mechanically-damaged seeds of alfalfa, fenugreek, lettuce, and tomato. Surface-sanitized seeds (2 g) were exposed to 4 individual strains of Salmonella or EHEC at 20°C for 5 h. Contaminated seeds were rinsed twice, each with 10 ml of sterilized water before being soaked overnight in 5 ml of phosphate buffered saline at 4 °C...
January 27, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125204/fenugreek-incorporated-silk-fibroin-nanofibers-a-potential-antioxidant-scaffold-for-enhanced-wound-healing
#8
Sowmya Selvaraj, Nishter Nishad Fathima
Free radicals are generated by various biochemical pathways in the living system, causing severe oxidative damage to the biomolecules leading to adverse disease conditions. Hence, there is an increasing interest in antioxidant studies for preventing the effects of these free radicals. Herein, we propose a novel electrospun scaffold with antioxidant properties that can be used as wound healing material. Fenugreek, a natural antioxidant incorporated silk fibroin nanofiber, was prepared in four different ratios by the co-electrospinning method...
February 9, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107731/natural-amelioration-of-zinc-oxide-nanoparticle-toxicity-in-fenugreek%C3%A2-trigonella-foenum-gracum-by-arbuscular-mycorrhizal-glomus-intraradices-secretion-of-glomalin
#9
Narges Ghasemi Siani, Seyfollah Fallah, Lok Raj Pokhrel, Ali Rostamnejadi
Owing to rising production and use of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) in the myriad of consumer applications, ENPs are being released into the environment where their potential fate and effects have remained unclear. With naturally occurring arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus (AMF; Glomus intraradices) in soils, their influence (positive or negative) on ENPs toxicity in plants is not well documented. Herein, we investigated potential influence of AMF on the growth and development in fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) under varied Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONPs) treatments (0, 125, 250, 375 and 500 μg g(-1))...
January 3, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092841/phytochemical-study-and-protective-effect-of-trigonella-foenum-graecum-fenugreek-seeds-against-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-toxicity-in-liver-and-kidney-of-male-rat
#10
Sakhria Mbarki, Hichem Alimi, Hafsia Bouzenna, Abdelfettah Elfeki, Najla Hfaiedh
Liver and kidney diseases are a global concern, therefore considerable efforts to obtain fine herbs useful as drugs from medicinal plants are currently in progress. The aim of this work was to study the antioxidant effects of previous supplementation with fenugreek seeds (FS) against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) toxicity in the liver and kidney. CCl4 toxicity was induced by one dose (i.g. 5ml CCl4/kg of body weight, 50% CCl4 in olive oil) after 7 weeks of normal diet or diet rich in 10% of grinded fenugreek seeds (20g of pellet rat food/rat/day)...
January 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063302/metabonomics-study-of-the-therapeutic-mechanism-of-fenugreek-galactomannan-on-diabetic-hyperglycemia-in-rats-by-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-coupled-with-quadrupole-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
#11
Wenyue Jiang, Lu Gao, Pengdong Li, Hong Kan, Jiale Qu, Lihui Men, Zhiqiang Liu, Zhongying Liu
Fenugreek is a traditional plant for the treatment of diabetes. Galactomannan, an active major component in fenugreek seeds, has shown hypoglycemic activity. The present study was performed to investigate the therapeutic mechanism underlying fenugreek galactomannan (F-GAL) in treating diabetes, using a metabonomics approach based on ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UPLC-QTOF/MS). The F-GAL used for study was highly purified, and its yield, purity, and galactose/mannose ratio were characterized by capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE) and a modified phenol-sulfuric acid method...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024532/-aerogels-of-enzymatically-oxidized-galactomannans-from-leguminous-plants-versatile-delivery-systems-of-antimicrobial-peptides-and-enzymes
#12
Paola Campia, Erika Ponzini, Bianca Rossi, Stefano Farris, Tiziana Silvetti, Luca Merlini, Milena Brasca, Rita Grandori, Yves M Galante
We describe aerogels obtained by laccase/TEMPO-oxidation and lyophilization of galactomannans (GM) from fenugreek, sesbania and guar. Enzymatic oxidation of GM in aqueous solution caused viscosity increase up to fifteen-fold, generating structured, elastic, stable hydrogels, presumably due to establishment of hemiacetalic bonds between newly formed carbonyl groups and free hydroxyl groups. Upon lyophilization, water-insoluble aerogels were obtained, whose mechanical properties and porosity were investigated...
February 20, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012066/effects-of-pre-germinated-fenugreek-seeds-inclusion-in-low-fiber-diets-on-post-weaned-rabbits-health-status-growth-performances-carcass-characteristics-and-meat-chemical-composition
#13
Sabah Mabrouki, Raja Chalghoumi, Hedi Abdouli
Newly weaned rabbits frequently suffer from digestive disorders particularly when fed low-fiber diets. Fenugreek seeds are rich in dietary fiber and would be suited to moderate such disorders. This study investigated the effect of pre-germinated fenugreek seeds (PGFS) on rabbits' health, digestibility, growth performance, and carcass parameters. Fourteen weaned rabbits were fed one of the following diets: (1) low fiber as negative control (NC), (2) low fiber containing 5% PGFS (F5), (3) low fiber containing 10% PGFS (F10), and (4) adequate fiber as positive control (PC)...
December 23, 2016: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999511/a-review-of-herbal-and-pharmaceutical-galactagogues-for-breast-feeding
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Alessandra N Bazzano, Rebecca Hofer, Shelley Thibeau, Veronica Gillispie, Marni Jacobs, Katherine P Theall
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic approaches to addressing insufficient lactation are available but remain poorly understood. Current trends in maternal health, such as increasing rates of obesity, delayed age at childbearing, and high rates of cesarean section, may be associated with physiological challenges for lactation that cannot be managed by counseling alone. Women who have not had success with counseling alone, including adoptive mothers seeking to induce lactation, may use galactagogues (pharmaceutical and herbal compounds used to increase lactation)...
2016: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990170/evaluation-of-wound-healing-properties-of-grape-seed-sesame-and-fenugreek-oils
#15
Dorsaf Moalla Rekik, Sameh Ben Khedir, Kamilia Ksouda Moalla, Naziha Grati Kammoun, Tarek Rebai, Zouheir Sahnoun
Background. Medicinal plants have proved at all times to be a powerful remedy for health care. Accordingly, grape seed, sesame, and fenugreek extracted oils with pharmacological properties are investigated as wound treatments. This study assesses the potential of our oils for healing wounds induced on rats. Methods. Phytochemical analyses of oils have involved: quality value, polyphenol, chlorophylls, carotene, and fatty acids. Antibacterial activity was carried out. Antioxidant activity was evaluated: the scavenging effect on DPPH radicals, the reducing power, and β-carotene discoloration...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976263/efficacy-of-a-novel-fenugreek-seed-extract-furocyst-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos
#16
A Swaroop, A Sarkari Jaipuriar, P Kumar, D Bagchi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975996/enhancement-of-diosgenin-extraction-from-fenugreek-trigonella-foenum-graecum-with-a-new-ionic-liquid-based-assisted-method
#17
S Aminkar, A Shojaeiyan, M Ayyari
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914964/antioxidant-and-hemolytic-activities-and-effects-in-rat-cutaneous-wound-healing-of-a-novel-polysaccharide-from-fenugreek-trigonella-foenum-graecum-seeds
#18
Naourez Ktari, Imen Trabelsi, Sana Bardaa, Mehdi Triki, Intidhar Bkhairia, Rabab Ben Slama-Ben Salem, Moncef Nasri, Riadh Ben Salah
The aim of this work was to evaluate the antioxidant and hemolytic activities as well as the in vivo wound healing performance of a novel polysaccharide (FWEP) extracted from fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) seeds. The antioxidant activity was evaluated in vivo and in vitro using various assays. Results showed that FWEP exhibited strong antioxidant activities but no hemolytic activity was observed towards bovine erythrocytes. The application of FWEP hydrogel on the wound site in a rat model enhanced significantly wound healing activity and accelerated the wound closure after 14days of wound induction...
February 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895489/health-provider-experiences-with-galactagogues-to-support-breastfeeding-a-cross-sectional-survey
#19
Alessandra N Bazzano, Lisa Littrell, Amelia Brandt, Shelley Thibeau, Kamala Thriemer, Katherine P Theall
BACKGROUND: Exclusive breastfeeding for infants up to 6 months is widely recommended, yet breastfeeding rates are relatively low in the US. The most common reason women stop breastfeeding early is a perceived insufficiency of milk. Galactagogues are herbal and pharmaceutical products that can help increase milk supply; however, data on their efficacy and safety is limited. Lactation consultants, obstetricians, and other health providers are an important point of contact for breastfeeding women experiencing challenges with lactation...
2016: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893738/fenugreek-seed-powder-nullified-aluminium-chloride-induced-memory-loss-biochemical-changes-a%C3%AE-burden-and-apoptosis-via-regulating-akt-gsk3%C3%AE-signaling-pathway
#20
Asokan Prema, Arokiasamy Justin Thenmozhi, Thamilarasan Manivasagam, Musthafa Mohamed Essa, Mohammed D Akbar, Mohammed Akbar
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia that mainly affects the cognitive functions of the aged populations. Trigonella foenum-graecum (L.) (fenugreek), a traditionally well utilized medicinal plant ubiquitously used as one of the main food additive worldwide, is known to have numerous beneficial health effects. Fenugreek seed extract could be able to inhibit the activity of acetylcholinesterase (AChE), a key enzyme involved in the pathogenesis of AD, and further shown to have anti-parkinsonic effect...
2016: PloS One
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