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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223550/nadh-autofluorescence-a-new-metabolic-biomarker-for-cancer-stem-cells-identification-of-vitamin-c-and-cape-as-natural-products-targeting-stemness
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Gloria Bonuccelli, Ernestina Marianna De Francesco, Rianne de Boer, Herbert B Tanowitz, Michael P Lisanti
Here, we assembled a broad molecular "tool-kit" to interrogate the role of metabolic heterogeneity in the propagation of cancer stem-like cells (CSCs). First, we subjected MCF7 cells to "metabolic fractionation" by flow cytometry, using fluorescent mitochondrial probes to detect PCG1α activity, as well ROS and hydrogen-peroxide (H2O2) production; NADH levels were also monitored by auto-fluorescence. Then, the various cell populations were functionally assessed for "stem cell activity", using the mammosphere assay (3D-spheroids)...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222858/bioprofiling-of-salicaceae-bud-extracts-through-high-performance-thin-layer-chromatography-hyphenated-to-biochemical-microbiological-and-chemical-detections
#2
Salim Hage, Gertrud E Morlock
The buds of poplars (Populus L.) and willows (Salix L.), both from the same family (Salicaceae Mirbel), are increasingly used in gemmotherapy and importantly contribute to the production of the physiologically active propolis by European bee Apis mellifera L. In order to study their phenolic profiles, polar extracts of buds from P. nigra L. were compared to those of P. alba L. and S. alba L. through high-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC). Five chemotypical patterns were distinguished after derivatisation with the Natural Product reagent and confirmed by principal component analysis...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219829/chemical-and-cytotoxic-analyses-of-brown-brazilian-propolis-apis-mellifera-and-its-in-vitro-activity-against-itraconazole-resistant-sporothrix-brasiliensis
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Stefanie B Waller, Cristina M Peter, Jéssica F Hoffmann, Tony Picoli, Luiza da G Osório, Fábio Chaves, João L Zani, Renata O de Faria, João R B de Mello, Mário C A Meireles
This study aimed to evaluate the chemical composition and cytotoxic activity of brown Brazilian propolis and its in vitro activity against itraconazole-resistant Sporothrix brasiliensis from animal sporotrichosis. Propolis was acquired commercially and prepared as a hydroalcoholic extract. Chemical analysis was evaluated by liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry of ultra-efficiency. The cell viability was evaluated by MTT test in MDBK cells of 50 to 0.09 μg/mL. For antifungal tests, twenty isolates of Sporothrix brasiliensis from dogs (n = 11) and cats (n = 9) with sporotrichosis were tested to itraconazole (16-0...
February 17, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213961/chrysin-induces-death-of-prostate-cancer-cells-by-inducing-ros-and-er-stress
#4
Soomin Ryu, Whasun Lim, Fuller W Bazer, Gwonhwa Song
Chrysin is a natural flavone found in numerous plant extracts, honey and propolis that has multiple biological activities including anti-cancer effects. Understanding of biological mechanisms mediated in response to chrysin in cancerous cells may provide novel insight into chemotherapeutic approaches with reduced side effects in cancers. In the present study, we investigated functional roles of chrysin in progression of prostate cancer cells using DU145 and PC-3 cell lines. The results showed that chrysin induced apoptosis of cells evidenced by DNA fragmentation and increasing the population of both DU145 and PC-3 cells in the sub-G1 phase of the cell cycle...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193066/proof-of-principle-of-rtlc-an-open-source-software-developed-for-image-evaluation-and-multivariate-analysis-of-planar-chromatograms
#5
Dimitri Fichou, Petar Ristivojević, Gertrud E Morlock
High-performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC) is an advantageous analytical technique for analysis of complex samples. Combined with multivariate data analysis, it turns out to be a powerful tool for profiling of many samples in parallel. So far, chromatogram analysis has been time-consuming and required the application of at least two software packages to convert HPTLC chromatograms into a numerical data matrix. Hence, this study aimed to develop a powerful, all in one open-source software for user-friendly image processing and multivariate analysis of HPTLC chromatograms...
December 20, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182054/design-formulation-and-physicochemical-evaluation-of-periodontal-propolis-mucoadhesive-gel
#6
Abolfazl Aslani, Negar Malekpour
BACKGROUND: Periodontitis is a disease of tooth supporting tissues, and Gram-negative Bacteria are the main cause of this. Propolis has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects due to its high polyphenol and flavonoids content. The aim of this study is the formulation of a mucoadhesive gel containing concentrated extract of propolis for treatment of periodontitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Formulations containing carbopol 940, sodium carboxymethylcellulose (NaCMC), hydroxypropyl methylcellulose K4M, and propolis extract were prepared...
November 2016: Dental Research Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181403/caffeic-acid-phenethyl-ester-upregulates-n-myc-downstream-regulated-gene-1-via-erk-pathway-to-inhibit-human-oral-cancer-cell-growth-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#7
Li-Chuan Chung, Kun-Chun Chiang, Tsui-Hsia Feng, Kang-Shuo Chang, Sung-Ting Chuang, Yu-Jen Chen, Ke-Hung Tsui, Jehn-Chuan Lee, Horng-Heng Juang
SCOPE: Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE), a bioactive component of propolis, is considered as a new anti-cancer agent. Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is the most common oral cancer with unsatisfying survival. N-myc downstream regulated family genes (NDRGs) involve in numerous physiological processes. We investigated the anti-cancer effect of CAPE on OSCC and related mechanisms. METHODS AND RESULTS: Cell proliferation assay, western blot, gene transfection and knockdown, and reporter assay were applied...
February 9, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178181/inside-honeybee-hives-impact-of-natural-propolis-on-the-ectoparasitic-mite-varroa-destructor-and-viruses
#8
Nora Drescher, Alexandra-Maria Klein, Peter Neumann, Orlando Yañez, Sara D Leonhardt
Social immunity is a key factor for honeybee health, including behavioral defense strategies such as the collective use of antimicrobial plant resins (propolis). While laboratory data repeatedly show significant propolis effects, field data are scarce, especially at the colony level. Here, we investigated whether propolis, as naturally deposited in the nests, can protect honeybees against ectoparasitic mites Varroa destructor and associated viruses, which are currently considered the most serious biological threat to European honeybee subspecies, Apis mellifera, globally...
February 6, 2017: Insects
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177054/propolis-from-southwest-of-parana-produced-by-selected-bees-influence-of-seasonality-and-food-supplementation-on-antioxidant-activity-and-phenolic-profile
#9
Matheus A Calegari, Anaclara Prasniewski, Cleidiane DA Silva, Ricardo Y Sado, Fabiana M C Maia, Larissa M S Tonial, Tatiane L C Oldoni
Propolis produced by selected bees Apis mellifera were collected from March to June of 2013 and in March of 2015 and analyzed in order to evaluate the influence of climate, colony of origin, and food supplementation of colonies on the content of total phenolic and flavonoid by chromatographic analysis and antioxidant activity by radical scavenging of 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl hydrate (DPPH) and 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulphonic acid) (ABTS) and ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) methods...
February 6, 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165013/characteristics-chemical-compositions-and-biological-activities-of-propolis-from-al-bahah-saudi-arabia
#10
Yasser A Elnakady, Ahmed I Rushdi, Raimo Franke, Nael Abutaha, Hossam Ebaid, Mohannad Baabbad, Mohamed O M Omar, Ahmad A Al Ghamdi
Propolis has been used to treat several diseases since ancient times, and is an important source of bioactive natural compounds and drug derivatives. These properties have kept the interest of investigators around the world, leading to the investigation of the chemical and biological properties and application of propolis. In this report, the chemical constituents that are responsible for the anticancer activities of propolis were analyzed. The propolis was sourced from Al-Baha in the southern part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia...
February 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153295/pesticide-residues-in-propolis-from-spain-and-chile-an-approach-using-near-infrared-spectroscopy
#11
M I González-Martín, I Revilla, A M Vivar-Quintana, E V Betances Salcedo
This study analyses the presence of pesticides in 106 samples of raw propolis from Spain and Chile. The components detected and quantified using gas chromatography mass spectrometry were as follows: triamidefon present in 70.1% of the samples with concentrations between 0.35 and 42.17mg/kg, and dicofol detected in 7.5% of the samples with concentrations between 0.39 and 2.83mg/kg. Diclorofluanid, procymidone, folpet, propham and metazachlor were also detected but only in a small number of samples. Near infrared spectroscopy with a remote reflectance fibre-optic probe was used to detect samples contaminated with triadimefon via partial least squares discriminant, with a R(2) value of 0...
April 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132600/the-effects-of-pollen-propolis-and-caffeic-acid-phenethyl-ester-on-tyrosine-hydroxylase-activity-and-total-rna-levels-in-hypertensive-rats-caused-by-nitric-oxide-synthase-inhibition-experimental-docking-and-molecular-dynamic-studies
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Ramin Ekhteiari Salmas, Serdar Durdagi, Mehmet Fuat Gulhan, Merve Duruyurek, Huda I Abdullah, Zeliha Selamoglu
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effects of propolis, pollen, and caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) on tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) activity and total RNA levels of Nω-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) inhibition of nitic oxide synthase in the heart, adrenal medulla, and hypothalamus of hypertensive male Sprague dawley rats. The TH activity in the adrenal medulla, heart, and hypothalamus of the rats was significantly increased in the L-NAME group versus control (P<0.05). Treatment with L-NAME led to a significant increase in blood pressure (BP) in the L-NAME group compared to control (P<0...
January 29, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127379/antibiofilm-and-antioxidant-activity-of-propolis-and-bud-poplar-resins-versus-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#13
Stefania De Marco, Miranda Piccioni, Rita Pagiotti, Donatella Pietrella
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common biofilm-forming bacterial pathogen implicated in lung, skin, and systemic infections. Biofilms are majorly associated with chronic lung infection, which is the most severe complication in cystic fibrosis patients characterized by drug-resistant biofilms in the bronchial mucus with zones, where reactive oxygen species concentration is increased mainly due to neutrophil activity. Aim of this work is to verify the anti-Pseudomonas property of propolis or bud poplar resins extracts...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124615/formulation-of-saudi-propolis-into-biodegradable-chitosan-chips-for-vital-pulpotomy
#14
Gihan F Balata, Mohamed I S Abdelhady, Ghada M Mahmoud, Moustafa A Matar, Amani N Abd El-Latif
BACKGROUND: Propolis has been widely used to treat oral cavity disorders, such as endodontal and periodontal diseases and microbial infections. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed at formulation of commercial Saudi propolis into biodegradable chitosan chips and evaluation of its effectiveness as a pulpotomy agent. METHOD: The composition of 80% ethanolic propolis extract was evaluated regarding its total phenolic content, total flavonoid content and antioxidant activity...
January 25, 2017: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109283/ethanol-extracted-cameroonian-propolis-exerts-estrogenic-effects-and-alleviates-hot-flushes-in-ovariectomized-wistar-rats
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Stéphane Zingue, Chantal Beatrice Magne Nde, Thomas Michel, Derek Tantoh Ndinteh, Jules Tchatchou, Moïse Adamou, Xavier Fernandez, Fernand-Nestor Tchuenguem Fohouo, Colin Clyne, Dieudonné Njamen
BACKGROUND: Since the biological properties of propolis depend to the plants that can be found in a specific region, propolis from unexplored regions attracts the attention of scientists. Ethanolic extract of Cameroonian propolis (EEP) is used to treat various ailments including gynecological problems and amenorrhea. Since there were no scientific data to support the above claims, the present study was therefore undertaken to assess estrogenic properties of Cameroonian propolis. METHODS: To achieve our goal, the ability of EEP to induce MCF-7 cells proliferation in E-screen assay as well as to activate estrogen receptors α (ERα) and β (ERβ) in cell-based reporter gene assays using human embryonic kidney cells (HEK293T) transfected with ERs was tested...
January 21, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107950/label-free-potentiometric-biosensor-based-on-solid-contact-for-determination-of-total-phenols-in-honey-and-propolis
#16
Patrícia Ferrante Draghi, Julio Cesar Bastos Fernandes
We developed a label-free potentiometric biosensor using tyrosinase extracted from Musa acuminata and immobilized by covalent bond on a surface of a solid-contact transducer. The transducer was manufactured containing two layers. The first layer contained a blend of poly(vinyl) chloride carboxylated (PVC-COOH), graphite and potassium permanganate. On this layer, we deposited a second layer containing just a mixture of poly(vinyl chloride) carboxylated and graphite. On the last layer of the transducer, we immobilized the tyrosinase enzyme by reaction with N-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-N'-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105189/chrysin-induces-cell-apoptosis-in-human-uveal-melanoma-cells-via-intrinsic-apoptosis
#17
Chunyan Xue, Yueqin Chen, Dan-Ning Hu, Codrin Iacob, Chengwei Lu, Zhenping Huang
Uveal melanoma is the most common intraocular malignant tumor in adults. Chrysin is a flavonoid present in honey, propolis, various plants and herbs. In the present study, the cytotoxic effects of chrysin were investigated on human uveal melanoma cell lines (M17 and SP6.5) and associated signaling pathways, and a comparison to the effects on normal ocular cells [scleral fibroblasts and retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells] was performed. The effects of chrysin on cell viability were assessed by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103258/revisiting-greek-propolis-chromatographic-analysis-and-antioxidant-activity-study
#18
Konstantinos M Kasiotis, Pelagia Anastasiadou, Antonis Papadopoulos, Kyriaki Machera
Propolis is a bee product that has been extensively used in alternative medicine and recently has gained interest on a global scale as an essential ingredient of healthy foods and cosmetics. Propolis is also considered to improve human health and to prevent diseases such as inflammation, heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. However, the claimed effects are anticipated to be correlated to its chemical composition. Since propolis is a natural product, its composition is consequently expected to be variable depending on the local flora alignment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098798/free-radical-scavenging-activity-of-drops-and-spray-containing-propolis-an-epr-examination
#19
Pawel Olczyk, Katarzyna Komosinska-Vassev, Pawel Ramos, Lukasz Mencner, Krystyna Olczyk, Barbara Pilawa
The influence of heating at a temperature of 50 °C and UV-irradiation of propolis drops and spray on their free radical scavenging activity was determined. The kinetics of interactions of the propolis samples with DPPH free radicals was analyzed. Interactions of propolis drops and propolis spray with free radicals were examined by electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy. A spectrometer generating microwaves of 9.3 GHz frequency was used. The EPR spectra of the model DPPH free radicals were compared with the EPR spectra of DPPH in contact with the tested propolis samples...
January 13, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089892/algerian-propolis-extracts-chemical-composition-bactericidal-activity-and-in%C3%A2-vitro-effects-on-gilthead-seabream-innate-immune-responses
#20
El-Khamsa Soltani, Rebeca Cerezuela, Noureddine Charef, Samia Mezaache-Aichour, Maria Angeles Esteban, Mohamed Mihoub Zerroug
Propolis has been used as a medicinal agent for centuries. The chemical composition of four propolis samples collected from four locations of the Sétif region, Algeria, using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry was determined. More than 20 compounds and from 30 to 35 compounds were identified in the aqueous and ethanolic extracts, respectively. Furthermore, the antimicrobial activity of the propolis extracts against two marine pathogenic bacteria was evaluated. Finally, the in vitro effects of propolis on gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata L...
January 9, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
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