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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423086/evaluation-of-cytogenotoxicity-antioxidant-and-hypoglycemiant-activities-of-isolate-compounds-from-mansoa-hirsuta-d-c-bignoniaceae
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Joquebede R Pereira, Raphael F Queiroz, Erlânia A DE Siqueira, Ana Christina Brasileiro-Vidal, Antônio E G Sant'ana, Daniel M Silva, Paulo R A DE Mello Affonso
Mansoa hirsuta (Bignoniaceae) is a native plant from caatinga in Brazilian semiarid. This plant has been locally used as antimicrobial and hypoglycemiant agents, but their action mechanisms and toxicity remain largely unknown. Therefore, we evaluated the composition and antioxidant, cytoprotective and hypoglycemiant effects of raw extract, fractions and compounds from leaves of M. hirsuta. The cytogenotoxic effects of ursolic and oleanolic acids, the main phytotherapic components of this plant, were assessed...
January 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420354/therapeutic-potentials-of-crataegus-azarolus-var-eu-azarolus-maire-leaves-and-its-isolated-compounds
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Eman Abu-Gharbieh, Naglaa Gamil Shehab
BACKGROUND: Hyperglycemia is a complicated condition accompanied with high incidence of infection and dyslipidemia. This study aimed to explore the phyto-constituents of Crataegus azarolus var. eu- azarolus Maire leaves, and to evaluate the therapeutic potentials particularly antimicrobial, antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic of the extract and the isolated compound (3β-O-acetyl ursolic acid). METHODS: Total phenolics and flavonoidal contents were measured by RP-HPLC analysis...
April 18, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412913/anti-carcinogenic-effects-of-carnosol-an-updated-review
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Saeed Samarghandian, Mohsen Azimi-Nezahad, Tahereh Farkhondeh
BACKGROUND: Despite the newly treatment procedures, cancer is considered as the main health threat nowadays and, therefore, new therapeutic options such as traditional medicine should be investigated. Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) has been found to possess antitumor effects due to its major ingredients, including carnosic acid, carnosol, ursolic acid, and rosmarinic acid. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to gather the recent literature findings from 2010 to 2016 on the cancer anti-tumor activities of carnosol and probably involved mechanisms...
April 13, 2017: Current Drug Discovery Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372473/selection-of-chemical-markers-for-the-quality-control-of-medicinal-plants-of-the-genus-cecropia
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Andrés Rivera-Mondragón, Orlando O Ortíz, Sebastiaan Bijttebier, Arnold Vlietinck, Sandra Apers, Luc Pieters, Catherina Caballero-George
CONTEXT: Several Cecropia (Cecropiaceae) species are traditionally used in Latin America for the treatment of a variety of diseases including diabetes, arterial hypertension, asthma, bronchitis, anxiety, and inflammation. At present, a number of commercial products based on these plants have been introduced into the market with very little information on methods for guaranteeing their quality and safety. OBJECTIVE: This work proposes potential chemical markers for the quality control of the raw materials of Cecropia obtusifolia Bertol...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358057/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-novel-ursolic-acid-analogues-as-potential-%C3%AE-glucosidase-inhibitors
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Pan-Pan Wu, Bing-Jie Zhang, Xi-Ping Cui, Yang Yang, Zheng-Yun Jiang, Zhi-Hong Zhou, Ying-Ying Zhong, Yu-Ying Mai, Zhong Ouyang, Hui-Sheng Chen, Jie Zheng, Su-Qing Zhao, Kun Zhang
Ursolic acid (UA) is a major pentacyclic triterpenoid in plants, vegetables and fruits, which has been reported to have a potential anti-diabetic activity. Despite various semi-synthetic ursolic acid derivatives already described, new derivatives still need to be designed and synthesized to further improve the anti-diabetic activity. In the present study, two series of novel UA derivatives, were synthesized and their structures were confirmed. The enzyme inhibition activities of semi-synthesized analogues against α-glucosidase were screened in vitro...
March 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356955/ursolic-acid-sensitizes-radioresistant-nsclc-cells-expressing-hif-1%C3%AE-through-reducing-endogenous-gsh-and-inhibiting-hif-1%C3%AE
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Bing Song, Qian Zhang, Maohu Yu, Xinrong Qi, Gang Wang, Linlin Xiao, Qiyi Yi, Wensen Jin
In previous studies, the present authors demonstrated that effective sensitization of ionizing radiation-induced death of tumor cells, including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells, could be produced by oleanolic acid (OA), a pentacyclic triterpenoid present in plants. In the present study, it was investigated whether ursolic acid (UA), an isomer of OA, had also the capacity of sensitizing radioresistant NSCLC cells. The radioresistant cell line H1299/M-hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) was established by transfection with a recombinant plasmid expressing mutant HIF-1α (M-HIF-1α)...
February 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356113/killing-of-serratia-marcescens-biofilms-with-chloramphenicol
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Christopher Ray, Anukul T Shenoy, Carlos J Orihuela, Norberto González-Juarbe
Serratia marcescens is a Gram-negative bacterium with proven resistance to multiple antibiotics and causative of catheter-associated infections. Bacterial colonization of catheters mainly involves the formation of biofilm. The objectives of this study were to explore the susceptibility of S. marcescens biofilms to high doses of common antibiotics and non-antimicrobial agents. Biofilms formed by a clinical isolate of S. marcescens were treated with ceftriaxone, kanamycin, gentamicin, and chloramphenicol at doses corresponding to 10, 100 and 1000 times their planktonic minimum inhibitory concentration...
March 29, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347799/ursolic-acid-attenuates-cigarette-smoke-induced-emphysema-in-rats-by-regulating-perk-and-nrf2-pathways
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Lin Li, Yan Yin, Gang Hou, Dan Han, Jian Kang, Qiuyue Wang
OBJECTIVE: Ursolic acid (UA) is widely distributed in natural plants to against oxidation, virus, inflammation, tumor, and has been widely used in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics. However, its effect on emphysema of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is unknown. Unfolded protein response is involved in pathogenesis of COPD through PERK pathway. Nuclear erythroid-related factor 2 (Nrf2) regulates antioxidant defensive mechanism in COPD. This study was to explore effect and mechanism of UA on cigarette smoke (CS)-induced rat emphysema...
March 24, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347227/comparative-proteomics-network-analysis-of-proteins-responsible-for-ursolic-acid-induced-cytotoxicity-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Qiaoyan Cai, Jing Lin, Ling Zhang, Jiumao Lin, Lili Wang, Daxin Chen, Jun Peng
Ursolic acid is a key active compound present in many medicinal herbs that have been widely used in traditional Chinese medicine for the clinical treatment of various cancers. However, the precise mechanisms of its antitumor activity have been poorly understood. To identify the cellular targets of ursolic acid, two-dimensional gel electrophoresis combined with mass spectrometry was performed in this study, which identified 15 proteins with significantly altered levels in protein expression. This demonstrated that ursolic acid-induced cytotoxicity in colorectal cancer cells involves dysregulation in protein folding, signal transduction, cell proliferation, cell cycle, and apoptosis...
March 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347190/anti-inflammatory-activity-of-standardized-dichloromethane-extract-of-salvia-connivens-on-macrophages-stimulated-by-lps
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Marco Martín González-Chávez, Cinthia Saraí Ramos-Velázquez, Roberto Serrano-Vega, Cuauhtemoc Pérez-González, Ernesto Sánchez-Mendoza, Salud Pérez-Gutiérrez
CONTEXT: A previous study demonstrated that the chloroform extract of Salvia connivens Epling (Lamiaceae) has anti-inflammatory activity. OBJECTIVE: Identification of the active components in the dicholorometane extract (DESC), and, standardization of the extract based in ursolic acid. MATERIAL AND METHODS: DESC was prepared by percolation with dichlromethane and after washed with hot hexane, its composition was determined by CG-MS and NMR, and standardized by HPLC...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343085/guava-fruit-extract-and-its-triterpene-constituents-have-osteoanabolic-effect-stimulation-of-osteoblast-differentiation-by-activation-of-mitochondrial-respiration-via-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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Konica Porwal, Subhashis Pal, Kapil Dev, Shyamsundar Pal China, Yogesh Kumar, Chandan Singh, Tarun Barbhuyan, Neeraj Sinha, Sabyasachi Sanyal, Arun Kumar Trivedi, Rakesh Maurya, Naibedya Chattopadhyay
The aim of this study was to evaluate the skeletal effect of guava triterpene-enriched extract (GE) in rats and identify osteogenic compounds thereof, and determine their modes of action. In growing female rats, GE at 250 mg/kg dose increased parameters of peak bone mass including femur length, bone mineral density (BMD) and biomechanical strength, suggesting that GE promoted modeling-directed bone growth. GE also stimulated bone regeneration at the site of bone injury. In adult osteopenic rats (osteopenia induced by ovariectomy, OVX) GE completely restored the lost bones at both axial and appendicular sites, suggesting a strong osteoanabolic effect...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341234/radioprotective-effect-of-ursolic-acid-in-radiation-induced-impairment-of-neurogenesis-learning-and-memory-in-adolescent-balb-c-mouse
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Feng Ru Tang, Weng Keong Loke, Peiyan Wong, Boo Cheong Khoo
The effect of acute irradiation with 5Gy or fractionated exposure with 0.5Gy continuously for 10days (a total dose of 5Gy) was evaluated in an immature BALB/c mouse model. Radioprotective effect of ursolic acid (at 25mg/kg/daily administered 1h after acute or each of fractionated irradiations, and continuously for 30days) was also investigated. We found that both acute and fractionated irradiation at a total dose of 5Gy did not induce any mortality within 30days after exposure to postnatal day 26 (P26) BALB/c mice, but reduced animal weigh gain in the first few weeks...
March 22, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338932/ursolic-acid-derivative-fzu-03-010-inhibits-stat3-and-induces-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-in-renal-and-breast-cancer-cells
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Wei Li, Hongxiu Zhang, Mingxiu Nie, Yanlei Tian, Xu Chen, Ceshi Chen, Haijun Chen, Rong Liu
Advanced renal cell carcinoma and triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) are malignancies without effective therapeutics currently. Ursolic acid (UA) has been previously reported to have anti-cancer effects in multiple solid tumors. In order to develop more potent anti-cancer reagents, FZU-03,010 based on the chemical structure of UA were synthesized. The results demonstrated that, compared with UA, FZU-03,010 could suppress renal cancer cell 786-0 and TNBC cell HCC1806 cell viability more potently.  Furthermore, FZU-03,010 could induce G1 cell cycle arrest and cell apoptosis more efficiently than UA...
March 2, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338344/new-flavonol-glycoside-from-scabiosa-prolifera-l-aerial-parts-with-in-vitro-antioxidant-and-cytotoxic-activities
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Mahmoud A Al-Qudah, Noor K Otoom, Hala I Al-Jaber, Ayman M Saleh, Musa H Abu Zarga, Fatma U Afifi, Sultan T Abu Orabi
Phytochemical investigation of the chemical constituents of the aerial parts of Scabiosa prolifera L. led to the isolation of one new flavonol glycoside, kaempferol-3-O-(4″,6″-di-E-p-coumaroyl)-β-D-galactopyranoside (1), along with ten other known compounds including luteolin-7-O-(2″-O-ethyl-β-glucopyranoside), β-sitosterol, β-sitosterylglucoside, ursolic acid, corosolic acid, ursolic acid 3-O-β-D-arabinopyranoside, apigenin, methyl-α-D-glucopyranoside, luteolin-7-O-β-glucopyranoside and isoorientin...
March 24, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335087/ursolic-acid-and-mechanisms-of-actions-on-adipose-and-muscle-tissue-a-systematic-review
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Carlos K Katashima, Vagner R Silva, Tatyanne L Gomes, Claude Pichard, Gustavo D Pimentel
This systematic review aimed at addressing the ursolic acid actions as an adjunctive treatment of the obesity-mediated metabolic abnormalities. To explore our aims, we used the literature search including clinical and animal studies using the Medline and Google Scholar (up to December 2015). Out of 63 screened studies, 17 presented eligibility criteria, such as the use of ursolic acid on adiposity, energy expenditure and skeletal muscle mass in mice and humans. In the literature, we found that several physiological and molecular mechanisms are implicated in the effects of ursolic acid on obesity, energy expenditure, hepatic steatosis, skeletal muscle mass loss and physical fitness, such as (1) increase of thermogenesis by modulation adipocyte transcription factors, activation of 5' adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase and overexpression of the uncoupling protein 1 thermogenic marker; (2) enhancement of skeletal muscle mass by activation in bloodstream growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-1 concentrations secretion, as well as in the activation of mammalian target of rapamycin and inhibition of ring-finger protein-1; and (3) improvement of physical fitness by skeletal muscle proliferator-activated receptor gamma co-activator alpha and sirtuin 1 expression...
March 23, 2017: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334682/phytochemical-induced-nucleolar-stress-results-in-the-inhibition-of-breast-cancer-cell-proliferation
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Anna Lewinska, Diana Bednarz, Jagoda Adamczyk-Grochala, Maciej Wnuk
The nucleolus is a stress sensor and compromised nucleolar activity may be considered as an attractive anticancer strategy. In the present study, the effects of three plant-derived natural compounds, i.e., sulforaphane (SFN), ursolic acid (UA) and betulinic acid (BA) on nucleolar state were investigated in breast cancer cell lines of different receptor status, namely MCF-7, MDA-MB-231 and SK-BR-3 cells. Cytostatic action of phytochemicals against breast cancer cells was observed at low micromolar concentration window (5-20µM) and mediated by elevated p21 levels, and cell proliferation of SFN-, UA- and BA-treated normal human mammary epithelial cells (HMEC) was unaffected...
March 14, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323490/triterpenoid-acids-as-important-antiproliferative-constituents-of-european-elderberry-fruits
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Michał Gleńsk, Elżbieta Czapińska, Marta Woźniak, Ireneusz Ceremuga, Maciej Włodarczyk, Grzegorz Terlecki, Piotr Ziółkowski, Ewa Seweryn
In Europe, both the fruits and flowers of Sambucus nigra L. have been used against cold, as well as laxative, diaphoretic, and diuretic remedies. There are also a number of commercially available food products that contain elderberry juice, puréed or dried elderberries. Recent comprehensive literature data on pharmacology and chemistry of Sambuci fructus have encouraged us to screen extracts with different polarities from this plant material against cancer cell lines. The cytotoxic activity of the ethyl acetate and aqueous acetone extracts from elderberries as well as detected triterpenoids on human colon adenocarcinoma cell line (LoVo) and human breast cancer cell line (MCF-7) was investigated by sulforhodamine B assay...
March 21, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323035/naturally-occurring-anti-cancer-agents-targeting-ezh2
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Fahimeh Shahabipour, Michele Caraglia, Muhammed Majeed, Giuseppe Derosa, Pamela Maffioli, Amirhossein Sahebkar
Natural products are considered as promising tools for the prevention and treatment of cancer. The enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) is a histone methyltransferase unit of polycomb repressor complexes such as PRC2 complex that has oncogenic roles through interference with growth and metastatic potential. Several agents targeting EZH2 has been discovered but they often induce side effects in clinical trials. Recently, EZH2 has emerged as a potential target of natural products with documented anti-cancer effects and this discloses a new scenario for the development of EZH2 inhibitory strategies with agents with low cytotoxic detrimental effects...
March 18, 2017: Cancer Letters
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