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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606081/isolation-of-anti-mycobacterial-compounds-from-curtisia-dentata-burm-f-c-a-sm-curtisiaceae
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Victor O Fadipe, Nkoana I Mongalo, Andy R Opoku, Preachers M Dikhoba, Tshepiso J Makhafola
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis is counted amongst the most infectious and lethal illnesses worldwide and remains one of the major threats to human health. The aim of the current study was to isolate and characterize anti-mycobacterial compounds present in Curtisia dentata (Burm.f.) C.A.Sm , a medicinal plant reportedly used in the treatment of tuberculosis, stomach ailments and sexually transmitted infections. METHODS: The bioassay guided principle was followed to isolate the anti-mycobacterial compounds...
June 12, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598231/effect-of-ursolic-acid-on-metabolic-syndrome-insulin-sensitivity-and-inflammation
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Alejandra M Ramírez-Rodríguez, Manuel González-Ortiz, Esperanza Martínez-Abundis, Natalhie Acuña Ortega
To evaluate the effect of ursolic acid on metabolic syndrome, insulin sensitivity, and inflammation. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was carried out in 24 patients (30-60 years) with a diagnosis of metabolic syndrome without treatment. They were randomly assigned to two groups of 12 patients, each to receive orally 150 mg of ursolic acid or homologated placebo once a day for 12 weeks. Before and after the intervention, the components of metabolic syndrome, insulin sensitivity (Matsuda index), and inflammation profile (interleukin-6 and C-reactive protein) were evaluated...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597426/anti-hepatitis-antioxidant-activities-and-bioactive-compounds-of-dracocephalum-heterophyllum-extracts
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Qiang-Qiang Shi, Jun Dang, Huai-Xiu Wen, Xiang Yuan, Yan-Duo Tao, Qi-Lan Wang
BACKGROUND: Dracocephalum heterophyllum was a traditional Tibetan medicine possesses various pharmacological effects involved in anti-inflammatory, antibacterial activities. However, its anti-hepatitis, antioxidant activity and bioactive compounds have not been reported, the objective of this research work was to investigate the pharmacological activity and bioactive compounds of D. heterophyllum extracts. RESULTS: In the present study, the anti-hepatics and antioxidant activities of four D...
December 2016: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588488/antinociceptive-activity-of-borreria-verticillata-in-vivo-and-in-silico-studies
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Rosa H M Silva, Nathália de Fátima M Lima, Alberto J O Lopes, Cleydlenne C Vasconcelos, José W C de Mesquita, Ludmilla S S de Mesquita, Fernando C V M Lima, Maria N de S Ribeiro, Ricardo M Ramos, Maria do Socorro de S Cartágenes, João B S Garcia
Borreria verticillata (L.) G. Mey. known vassourinha has antibacterial, antimalarial, hepatoprotective, antioxidative, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory, however, its antinociceptive action requires further studies. Aim of the study evaluated the antinociceptive activity of B. verticillata hydroalcoholic extract (EHBv) and ethyl acetate fraction (FAc) by in vivo and in silico studies. In vivo assessment included the paw edema test, writhing test, formalin test and tail flick test. Wistar rats and Swiss mice were divided into 6 groups and given the following treatments oral: 0...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577436/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-ursolic-acid-3-acetate-on-human-synovial-fibroblasts-and-a-murine-model-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Jong Yeong Lee, Jin Kyeong Choi, Na-Hee Jeong, Jeongsoo Yoo, Yeong Su Ha, Byungheon Lee, Hyukjae Choi, Pil-Hoon Park, Tae-Yong Shin, Taeg Kyu Kwon, Sang-Rae Lee, Soyoung Lee, Seung Woong Lee, Mun-Chual Rho, Sang-Hyun Kim
Ursolic acid (UA), a pentacyclic triterpenoid, is a common natural substance known to be effective in the treatment of inflammation, oxidative stress, and ulcers in arthritis. This study examined the effects of ursolic acid-3-acetate (UAA), a derivative of UA, on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and verified the underlying mechanism of action by using a type-II collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) mice model and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α-stimulated RA synovial fibroblasts. The oral administration of UAA showed a decrease in clinical arthritis symptoms, paw thickness, histologic and radiologic changes, and serum IgG1 and IgG2a levels...
May 31, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571528/antioxidant-activity-against-h2o2-induced-cytotoxicity-of-the-ethanol-extract-and-compounds-from-pyrola-decorate-leaves
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Xiliang Yang, Qingyun Peng, Qian Liu, Jie Hu, Zhipeng Tang, Lianjie Cui, Zonghao Lin, Bing Xu, Kuojian Lu, Fang Yang, Zhizheng Sheng, Qiong Yuan, Song Liu, Jiuliang Zhang, Xuefeng Zhou
CONTEXT: The leaves of Pyrola decorate H. Andr (Pyrolaceae), known as Luxiancao, have long been used for treating kidney deficiency, gastric haemorrhage and rheumatic arthritic diseases in traditional Chinese medicine. OBJECTIVE: The phytochemicals and antioxidant capacities in vitro of P. decorate leaves were investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ethanol, petroleum ether, acetidin, n-butyl alcohol and aqueous extracts of Pyrola decorate leaves were prepared by solvent sequential process, and then isolated and purified to obtain phytochemicals...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558631/ursolic-acid-mediates-hepatic-protection-through-enhancing-of-anti-aging-biomarkers
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Shadi Gharibi, Nuredin Bakhtiari, Elham-Moslemee Jalalvand
BACKGROUND: Age-associated loss of liver function has been recognized for decades. But, the mechanism driving liver regeneration and its decline with age remains elusive. OBJECTIVE: Hence, to support of our previous studies about anti-aging effects of Ursolic Acid (UA), a compound which extensively present in apple peels. The aim of this study is to address whether UA might alter sensors of the cell metabolic state such as SIRT1, SIRT6, PGC-1β and Klotho proteins...
May 30, 2017: Current Aging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553725/biotransformation-of-ursolic-acid-by-alternaria-longipes-as3-2875
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Chen-Xi Zhang, Wei-Jun Ma, Dai-Lin Liu, Xiu-Juan Jia, Yan-Min Zhao
Microbial transformation of ursolic acid (1) was carried out by Alternaria longipes AS 3.2875. Six transformed products (2-7) from 1 were isolated and their structures were identified as 3-carbonyl ursolic acid 28-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl ester (2), ursolic acid 3-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (3), ursolic acid 28-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl ester (4), 2α, 3β-dihydroxy ursolic acid 28-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl ester (5), 3β, 21β dihydroxy ursolic acid 28-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl ester (6), and 3-O-(β-D-glucopyranosyl)- ursolic acid 28-O-(β-D-glucopyranosyl) ester (7) based on the analysis of 1D NMR, 2DNMR and MS data...
May 29, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546517/host-guest-interaction-of-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-with-isomeric-ursolic-acid-and-oleanolic-acid-physicochemical-characterization-and-molecular-modeling-study
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Yuan Huang, Peng Quan, Yongwei Wang, Dongsheng Zhang, Mingwan Zhang, Rui Li, Nan Jiang
Ursolic acid (UA) and oleanolic acid (OA) are insoluble drugs. The objective of this study was to encapsulate them into β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) and compare the solubility and intermolecular force of β-CD with the two isomeric triterpenic acids. The host-guest interaction was explored in liquid and solid state by ultraviolet-visible absorption, 1 H NMR, phase solubility analysis, and differential scanning calorimetry, X-ray powder diffractometry, and molecular modeling studies. Both experimental and theoretical studies revealed that β-CD formed 1: 1 water soluble inclusion complexes and the complexation process was naturally favorable...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539719/ultrasound-assisted-extraction-of-ursolic-acid-from-the-flowers-of-ixora-coccinia-linn-rubiaceae-and-antiproliferative-activity-of-ursolic-acid-and-synthesized-derivatives
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Silvana Amadeu Ferreira Alves Monteath, Maria Aparecida M Maciel, Raquel Garcia Vega, Heloisa de Mello, Carollina de Araújo Martins, Andressa Esteves-Souza, Cerli Rocha Gattass, Aurea Echevarria
BACKGROUND: Ixora coccinea Linn (Rubiaceae) is an evergreen shrub with bright scarlet colored flowers found in several tropical and subtropical countries. It is used as an ornamental and medicinal plant. Phytochemical studies revealed that its major special metabolites are triterpene acids, such as ursolic and oleanolic acid. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the isolation of ursolic acid (UA) (1) from methanol extracts of I. coccinea flowers through two methodologies, to prepare four derivatives, and to evaluate the cytotoxic effect against six cancer cell lines...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531996/poly-epsilon-caprolactone-nanoparticles-enhance-ursolic-acid-in-vivo-efficacy-against-trypanosoma-cruzi-infection
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Juliana Palma Abriata, Josimar O Eloy, Thalita Bachelli Riul, Patricia Mazureki Campos, Marcelo Dias Baruffi, Juliana Maldonado Marchetti
Despite affecting millions of people worldwide, Chagas disease is still neglected by the academia and industry and the therapeutic option available, benznidazole, presents limited efficacy and side effects. Within this context, ursolic acid may serve as an option for treatment, however has low bioavailability, which can be enhanced through the encapsulation in polymeric nanoparticles. Therefore, herein we developed ursolic acid-loaded nanoparticles with poly-ε-caprolactone by the nanoprecipitation method and characterized them for particle size, zeta potential, polydispersity, encapsulation efficiency, morphology by scanning electron microscopy and thermal behavior by differential scanning calorimetry...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531761/3%C3%AE-hydroxy-urs-12-en-28-oic-acid-confers-protection-against-znonps-induced-adversity-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Hema Negi, Shilpi Khare Saikia, Ranjana Kanaujia, Satish Jaiswal, Rakesh Pandey
Despite their well reported potent risk towards human health and environment Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONPs) find an extensive commercial usage due to their antimicrobial properties. Here, we evaluated the efficacy of a natural triterpene ursolic acid (3β-hydroxy-urs-12-en-28-oic acid; UA) for overcoming the cytotoxic challenges of ZnONPs employing Ceanorhabditis elegans. The 24h LC50 of Zn-ONPs (<50nm TEM) was deduced as 4.75mgL(-1). UA (25μM) was observed to defend against this toxicity by attenuating Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) resulting into better survival at 2mgL(-1) in a time dependent behavior...
May 8, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506699/cra-crosolic-acid-isolated-from-actinidia-valvata-dunn-radix-induces-apoptosis-of-human-gastric-cancer-cell-line-bgc823-in%C3%A2-vitro-via-down-regulation-of-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Qi-Lai Cheng, Hong-Liang Li, Ying-Chen Li, Zhao-Wen Liu, Xiao-Hua Guo, Yi-Jian Cheng
A natural ursolic compound, 2α,3β-dihydroxy-urs-12-en-28-oic acid (corosolic acid, CRA) was isolated from the root of Actinidia valvata Dunn. (A. valvata Radix). Since a large number of triterpenoid compound has marked anticancer effects toward various types of cancer cell lines in vitro, this study was carried out to investigate the anticancer effect of CRA in human gastric cancer cell line BGC823 cells and the underlying apoptotic mechanism of CRA was examined in BGC823 cell lines. The results showed that CRA significantly suppressed the viability of BGC823 cells in a concentration- and time-dependent manner...
May 12, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493531/ternary-complex-of-human-ror%C3%AE-ligand-binding-domain-inverse-agonist-and-smrt-peptide-shows-a-unique-mechanism-of-corepressor-recruitment
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Masato Noguchi, Akihiro Nomura, Ken Murase, Satoki Doi, Keishi Yamaguchi, Kazuyuki Hirata, Makoto Shiozaki, Shintaro Hirashima, Masayuki Kotoku, Takayuki Yamaguchi, Yoshiaki Katsuda, Ruo Steensma, Xioalin Li, Haiyan Tao, Bruno Tse, Morgan Fenn, Robert Babine, Erin Bradley, Paul Crowe, Scott Thacher, Tsuyoshi Adachi, Masafumi Kamada
Retinoid-related orphan receptor gamma (RORγ) directly controls the differentiation of Th17 cell and the production of interleukin-17, which plays an integral role in autoimmune diseases. To obtain insight into RORγ, we have determined the first crystal structure of a ternary complex containing RORγ ligand-binding domain (LBD) bound with a novel synthetic inhibitor and a repressor peptide, 22-mer peptide from silencing mediator of retinoic acid and thyroid hormone receptor (SMRT). Comparison of a binary complex of nonliganded (apo) RORγ-LBD with a nuclear receptor co-activator (NCoA-1) peptide has shown that our inhibitor displays a unique mechanism different from those caused by natural inhibitor, ursolic acid (UA)...
May 11, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492484/the-potential-of-triterpenoids-from-loquat-leaves-eriobotrya-japonica-for-prevention-and-treatment-of-skin-disorder
#15
Hui Tan, Tamrakar Sonam, Kuniyoshi Shimizu
The leaves of loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) possess high medicinal value and have been used as traditional medicines. However, there are no evidence-based studies on the skin-care effects of E. japonica leaves. To explore new biological activities of E. japonica leaves against skin disorder and to gain a better understanding of the chemical components associated with bioactivities, we evaluated 18 triterpenoids from E. japonica leaves on anti-melanogenesis, anti-acne, anti-allergy and anti-aging activities. Our results revealed that eight compounds showed anti-melanogenesis activity, of which ursolic acid (1) and maslinic acid (7) were the most potent with the similar selective index to that of arbutin...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474555/isolated-compounds-from-natural-products-with-potential-antidiabetic-activity-a-systematic-review
#16
Antonio C M Munhoz, Tânia S Fröde
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, Type 2 diabetes has become a growing health problem. While many research articles in the field of ethnopharmacology have focused on the antidiabetic properties of medicinal plant species, insufficient evidence remains regarding their therapeutic use. Studies using both in vitro and in vivo models are necessary to evaluate various medicinal plants species, used in folk medicine, by using scientific criteria. METHODS: This review focuses on isolated compounds from medicinal plant species that have reported antidiabetic activity in diabetes models...
May 5, 2017: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465178/oral-delivery-of-ursolic-acid-loaded-nanostructured-lipid-carrier-coated-with-chitosan-oligosaccharides-development-characterization-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-assessment-for-the-therapy-of-leishmaniasis
#17
Suman Das, Santanu Ghosh, Asit Kumar De, Tanmoy Bera
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a life-threatening disease caused by Leishmania donovani due to uncontrolled parasitisation of liver, spleen, and bone marrow. Ursolic acid (UA), a promising anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-diabetic drug used successfully for treatment of ailments. Development of new delivery system is extremely urgent for UA with better efficacy and fewer side effects. The aim of present research work was to formulate and evaluate the potential anti-leishmanial activity of UA loaded N-octyl-chitosan surface decorated nanostructured lipid carrier system (UA-NLC) for delivery to the macrophages for VL...
April 29, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454670/structure-related-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-1b-inhibition-by-naringenin-derivatives
#18
Hyun Ah Jung, Pradeep Paudel, Su Hui Seong, Byung-Sun Min, Jae Sue Choi
Naturally occurring flavonoids co-exist as glycoside conjugates, which dominate aglycones in their content. To unveil the structure-activity relationship of a naturally occurring flavonoid, we investigated the effects of the glycosylation of naringenin on the inhibition of enzyme systems related to diabetes (protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B) and α-glycosidase) and on glucose uptake in the insulin-resistant state. Among the tested naringenin derivatives, prunin, a single-glucose-containing flavanone glycoside, potently inhibited PTP1B with an IC50 value of 17...
April 18, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433520/corrigendum-to-therapeutic-effect-of-ursolic-acid-in-experimental-visceral-leishmaniasis-int-j-parasitol-drugs-drug-resist-7-2017-1-11
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Jessica A Jesus, Thais N Fragoso, Eduardo S Yamamoto, Marcia D Laurenti, Marcelo S Silva, Aurea F Ferreira, João Henrique G Lago, Gabriela Santos-Gomes, Luiz Felipe D Passero
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April 4, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology, Drugs and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427811/new-derivatives-of-ursolic-acid-through-the-biotransformation-by-bacillus-megaterium-cgmcc-1-1741-as-inhibitors-on-nitric-oxide-production
#20
Chao Zhang, Shao-Hua Xu, Bai-Ling Ma, Wei-Wei Wang, Bo-Yang Yu, Jian Zhang
Microbial transformation of ursolic acid (1) by Bacillus megaterium CGMCC 1.1741 was investigated and yielded five metabolites identified as 3-oxo-urs-12-en-28-oic acid (2); 1β,11α-dihydroxy-3-oxo-urs-12-en-28-oic acid (3); 1β-hydroxy-3-oxo-urs-12-en-28, 13-lactoe (4); 1β,3β, 11α-trihydroxyurs-12-en-28-oic acid (5) and 1β,11α-dihydroxy-3-oxo-urs-12-en-28-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (6). Metabolites 3, 4, 5 and 6 were new natural products. Their nitric oxide (NO) production inhibitory activity was assessed in lipopolysaccharide (LPS) - stimulated RAW 264...
March 27, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
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