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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353042/ginkgolic-acid-induces-interplay-between-apoptosis-and-autophagy-regulated-by-ros-generation-in-colon-cancer
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Yuxia Liu, Bin Yang, Lirong Zhang, Xianling Cong, Zhen Liu, Yu Hu, Jing Zhang, Haixia Hu
Presently, developing effective anti-colon cancer drugs still remains to be important. Ginkgolic acids (GA), as a botanical drug extracted from the seed coat of Ginkgo biloba L., possess various bioactive properties. Our findings, for the first time, indicated that GA suppressed colon cancer cell proliferation, migration and invasion. GA led to cell death through G0/G1 phase arrest. In addition, apoptosis was significantly induced by GA treatment. The intrinsic apoptosis pathway was included, proved by the release of cytochrome c (Cyto-c) from the mitochondria into the cytosol...
January 15, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348085/toxic-effect-of-common-poisonous-plants-of-district-bannu-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-pakistan
#2
Rehman Ullah Khan, Sultan Mehmood, Saad Ullah Khan
The present paper was a part of Ph.D research work, conducted during the year 2014, in which 87 poisonous plants belonging to 54 genera, were collected, documented and preserved in the herbarium of Bannu, Department of Botany UST, Bannu Khyber Pakhtunkwa Pakistan. The plants were identified botanically, arranged alphabetically along with their Latin name, family name, common name, poisonous parts, toxicity, affects, toxin and their effects. Aim of the study was to induce awareness in the local people of district Bannu about the poisonous effects of the commonly used plants...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345934/zein-nanoparticles-as-eco-friendly-carrier-systems-for-botanical-repellents-aiming-sustainable-agriculture
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Jhones Luiz Oliveira, Estefania Vangelie Ramos Campos, Anderson do Espirito Santo Pereira, Tatiane Pasquoto, Renata Lima, Renato Grillo, Daniel Junior de Andrade, Fabiano Aparecido Dos Santos, Leonardo F Fraceto
Botanical repellents represent one of the main ways of reducing the use of synthetic pesticides and the contamination of soil and hydric resources. However, the poor stability and rapid degradation of these compounds in the environment hinders their effective application in the field. Zein nanoparticles can be used as eco-friendly carrier systems to protect these substances against premature degradation, provide desirable release characteristics, and reduce toxicity in the environment and to humans. In this study, we describe the preparation and characterization of zein nanoparticles loaded with the main constituents of the essential oil of citronella (geraniol and R-citronellal)...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344319/sandalwood-album-oil-as-a-botanical-therapeutic-in-dermatology
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REVIEW
Ronald L Moy, Corey Levenson
Many skin conditions and diseases are characterized by inflammation, infection, and hyperplasia. Safe and effective topical treatment options that can be used long-term are needed. Traditional botanical medicines, which are often complex mixtures that exert their biological activities via multiple mechanisms of action, are being studied as potential new active ingredients in dermatology. Sandalwood album oil (SAO), also known as East Indian sandalwood oil (EISO), is an essential oil distilled from the Santalum album tree and has demonstrated biological activity as an anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and anti-proliferative agent...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343263/knowledge-use-and-disuse-of-unconventional-food-plants
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Mayana Lacerda Leal, Rubana Palhares Alves, Natalia Hanazaki
BACKGROUND: People's diets are usually restricted to a small number of plant species, even in regions with great diversity. We investigated the knowledge of residents in Ribeirão da Ilha, a district of Florianópolis (Santa Catarina, Brazil), about unconventional food plants (UFP). We report the UFP of the region, the parts used, the methods of processing, and the reasons for reduced use or even lack of use. METHODS: From June 2014 to January 2015, we interviewed 26 long-established residents and made free listings of plant resources in the region...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339110/in-vitro-anti-diabetic-effect-of-flavonoids-and-pheophytins-from-allophylus-cominia-sw-on-the-glucose-uptake-assays-by-hepg2-l6-3t3-l1-and-fat-accumulation-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes
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D G Semaan, J O Igoli, L Young, A I Gray, E G Rowan, E Marrero
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Based on ethno-botanical information collected from diabetic patients in Cuba and firstly reported inhibition of PTP1B and DPPIV enzymes activities, Allophylus cominia (A. cominia) was identified as possible source of new drugs that could be used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2-DM). EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: in this study, the activity of the characterised extracts from A. cominia was tested on the glucose uptake using HepG2 and L6 cells, 3T3-L1 fibroblasts and adipocytes as well as their effect on the fat accumulation using 3T3-L1 adipocytes...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338961/is-eosinophilic-esophagitis-an-equivalent-of-pollen-allergic-asthma-analysis-of-biopsies-and-therapy-guided-by-component-resolved-diagnosis
#7
A Armentia, S Martín-Armentia, B Martín-Armentia, J Santos-Fernández, R Álvarez, B Madrigal, D Fernández-González, S Gayoso, M J Gayoso
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is characterized by esophageal dysfunction and, histologically, by eosinophilic inflammation. There is not a clear etiologic treatment. Biopsies analysis using plant histology methods may show callose and pollen tubes in the esophageal mucosa. Component-resolved diagnosis (CRD) with microarrays could detect possible allergens involved and indicate an elimination diet and allergen immunotherapy (AIT). METHODS: One hundred and twenty-nine patients with EoE were tested for environmental and food allergens...
January 12, 2018: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338150/the-role-of-cannabinoids-in-pain-control-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly
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Joseph V Pergolizzi, Jo Ann Lequang, Robert Taylor, Robert B Raffa, Daniel Colucci
Cannabinoids appear to possess many potential medical uses, which may extend to pain control. A narrative review of the literature has found a variety of studies testing botanical and synthetic cannabinoids in different pain syndromes (acute pain, cancer pain, chronic noncancer pain, fibromyalgia pain, migraine, neuropathic pain, visceral pain, and others). Results from these studies are mixed; cannabinoids appear to be most effective in controlling neuropathic pain, allodynia, medication-rebound headache, and chronic noncancer pain, but do not seem to offer any advantage over nonopioid analgesics for acute pain...
January 16, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337095/development-of-native-and-modified-banana-starch-nanoparticles-as-vehicles-for-curcumin
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Leonardo Acevedo-Guevara, Leonardo Nieto-Suaza, Leidy T Sanchez, Magda I Pinzon, Cristian C Villa
In recent years, starch nanoparticles have been of great interest for drug delivery due to their relatively easy synthesis, biocompatibility, and vast amount of botanical sources. Native and acetylated starch obtained from green bananas were used for synthesis of curcumin-loaded starch nanoparticles. Mean particle size, encapsulation efficiency, and curcumin release in simulated gastric and intestinal fluids were studied. Both nanosystems showed sizes lower than 250 nm and encapsulation efficiency above 80%, with acetylated banana starch nanoparticles having the capacity to encapsulate more curcumin molecules...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334976/plants-traditionally-used-to-make-cantonese-slow-cooked-soup-in-china
#10
Yujing Liu, Qi Liu, Ping Li, Deke Xing, Huagang Hu, Lin Li, Xuechen Hu, Chunlin Long
BACKGROUND: Lǎo huǒ liàng tāng (Cantonese slow-cooked soup, CSCS) is popular in Guangdong, China, and is consumed by Cantonese people worldwide as a delicious appetizer. Because CSCS serves as an important part of family healthcare, medicinal plants and plant-derived products are major components of CSCS. However, a collated record of the diverse plant species and an ethnobotanical investigation of CSCS is lacking. Because of globalization along with a renewed interest in botanical and food therapy, CSCS has attracted a growing attention in soup by industries, scientists, and consumers...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333042/gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-profiling-in-methanolic-and-ethyl-acetate-root-and-stem-extract-of-corbichonia-decumbens-forssk-exell-from-thar-desert-of-rajasthan-india
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Sunita Arora, Manju Saini
Background: Corbichonia decumbens (Forssk.) Exell (Molluginaceae), recently has moved to Lophiocarpaceae as per angiospermic plant group (APG) III system, is an annual or short-lived, dwarf, glabrous subshrub, prefers to grow on rocky places and on sand-stones in dry, hot areas of Rajasthan. This is the potential plant with medicinal properties. Vegetative organs under study show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, antimicrobial, and antinociception activity. Objective: This study was carried out to identify the phytoconstituents present in the methanolic and ethyl-acetate extract of root and stem of C...
December 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329867/corrigendum-to-characterization-and-screening-of-pyrrolizidine-alkaloids-and-n-oxides-from-botanicals-and-dietary-supplements-using-uhplc-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-food-chem-178-2015-136-148
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Bharathi Avula, Satyanarayanaraju Sagi, Yan-Hong Wang, Jerry Zweigenbaum, Mei Wang, Ikhlas A Khan
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May 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329839/bioaccessibility-and-potential-bioavailability-of-phenolic-compounds-from-achenes-as-a-new-target-for-strawberry-breeding-programs
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María Teresa Ariza, Patricia Reboredo-Rodríguez, Lucía Cervantes, Carmen Soria, Elsa Martínez-Ferri, Carmen González-Barreiro, Beatriz Cancho-Grande, Maurizio Battino, Jesús Simal-Gándara
Strawberry is a major natural source of bioactive compounds. Botanically, strawberry is an aggregate fruit consisting of a fleshy floral receptacle that bears a cluster of real dry fruits (achenes). Existing knowledge on the phenolic composition of achenes and its contribution to that of the whole fruit is limited. Also, the gastric and intestinal bioavailability of phenols is poorly known. In this work, a combination of spectrophotometric and HPLC-DAD methods was used to analyse the phenolic composition of whole fruits and achenes before and after in vitro digestion...
May 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327507/rapid-characterization-of-chlorogenic-acids-in-duhaldea-nervosa-based-on-uhplc-ltq-orbitrap-ms-and-mass-spectral-trees-similarity-filter-technique
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Lianghong Liu, Jiayu Zhang, Binjie Zheng, Ying Guan, Liting Wang, Lei Chen, Wei Cai
Duhaldea nervosa (Wallich ex Candolle) A. Anderberg (D. nervosa) has been traditionally used as a food spice and also in folk medicine for treating traumatic injury and relieving rheumatism, especially, accelerating the healing of a fracture. However, so far as we are aware, the chemical constituents have not been fully investigated. In this study, a practical method of mass spectral trees similarity filter, a data-mining technique, was developed and evaluated for the rapid detection and identification complicated constituents based on UHPLC-LTQ-Orbitrap-MS...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324831/the-plantlibra-consumer-survey-findings-on-the-use-of-plant-food-supplements-in-italy
#15
Patrizia Restani, Chiara Di Lorenzo, Alicia Garcia-Alvarez, Gianfranco Frigerio, Francesca Colombo, Franco M Maggi, Raimon Milà-Villarroel, Lluis Serra-Majem
BACKGROUND: Food supplements, and in particular those containing botanicals (plant food supplements, PFS), have in recent decades been of great interest both to consumers and to food/pharmaceutical industries. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this paper is to examine replies by Italian consumers to the PlantLIBRA consumers' survey in order to: 1) assess the behaviour of an Italian population with respect to the use of PFS, and to compare it with that of other 5 countries involved in the whole survey; 2) identify different habits in the 4 Italian cities selected according to their geographical distribution; 3) collect independent information on the actual intake of PFS and consumers' behaviour...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324310/25-hydroxyl-protopanaxatriol-protects-against-h2o2-induced-h9c2-cardiomyocytes-injury-via-pi3k-akt-pathway-and-apoptotic-protein-down-regulation
#16
Zhihao Wang, Guangyue Su, Zhiguo Zhang, Han Dong, Yuehui Wang, Huiying Zhao, Yuqing Zhao, Qi Sun
Oxidative stress injury and apoptosis are the main mechanisms of myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury (MI/RI). Compounds with anti-oxidant properties can treat MI/RI. Therefore, identification of natural antioxidants such as herbs or botanical drugs is an ideal strategy to develop safe and effective anti-MI/RI drugs. Cardioprotective effects of Ginseng are well documented and are attributable to its anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumorigenic, anti-arrhythmic, anti-ischemic properties. Ginseng monomer 20®-dammarane -3 beta,6 alpha,12 beta,20,25-pentol(25-hydroxyl-Protopanaxatriol,25-OH-PPT), a novel compound, which belongs to panaxatriol category, is extracted from the leaves and stem of ginseng...
January 8, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321985/traditional-persian-medicine-and-management-of-metabolic-dysfunction-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#17
REVIEW
Ayda Hosseinkhani, Nasrin Asadi, Mehdi Pasalar, Mohammad M Zarshenas
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age. Its cause is unknown and it remains the most enigmatic of reproductive disorders. The extant written documents of Traditional Persian Medicine (TPM) - with holistic approaches towards human health - contain remedies used for centuries. Before further experimental research on any of these treatments, it is appropriate to study current related scientific evidence on their possible pharmacological actions. This work aims to study PCOS and its treatments in TPM...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319715/identification-and-return-of-a-skull-from-tasmania-in-the-berlin-anatomical-collection
#18
Andreas Winkelmann, Barbara Teßmann
Following a request by the Australian government, human remains of Australian origin were identified in the anatomical collection of Charité, the medical faculty of Berlin. We initiated an interdisciplinary provenance research on such remains to ensure their identity, elucidate their history, and prepare for a possible return to Australia. Here, we present results regarding a skull in the collection labeled as stemming from Tasmania. The non-invasive anthropological investigation revealed the skull to stem from a girl of about 15 years of age who most likely died of a massive otitis/petrositis with subsequent meningitis...
December 7, 2017: Anthropologischer Anzeiger; Bericht über die Biologisch-anthropologische Literatur
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319217/the-science-behind-skin-care-moisturizers
#19
REVIEW
Zoe D Draelos
Moisturizers provide functional skin benefits, such as making the skin smooth and soft, increasing skin hydration, and improving skin optical characteristics; however, moisturizers also function as vehicles to deliver ingredients to the skin. These ingredients may be vitamins, botanical antioxidants, peptides, skin-lightening agents, botanical anti-inflammatories, or exfoliants. This discussion covers the science of moisturizers.
January 10, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317303/herbal-medicine-uses-to-treat-people-with-epilepsy-a-survey-in-rural-communities-of-northern-peru
#20
Auditeau Emilie, Moyano Luz Maria, Bourdy Geneviève, Nizard Mandy, Jost Jérémy, Ratsimbazafy Voa, Preux Pierre-Marie, Boumediene Farid
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Epilepsy affects 150,000 people in Peru, with a prevalence of 16.6/1,000 and a treatment gap of 75%. Herbal medicine (HM) is widely used in this country. AIM OF THE STUDY: We aimed to assess the use of plants in a rural community in northern Peru as part of therapeutic strategies for people with epilepsy (PWE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was a cross-sectional observational and descriptive study. The inclusion criteria for people with epilepsy were 2 years of age and over, having lived in the study area for at least 3 months and a confirmed diagnosis of epilepsy by a neurologist...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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