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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920817/pharmacological-characterization-of-liquiritigenin-a-chiral-flavonoid-in-licorice
#1
Samaa Alrushaid, Neal M Davies, Stephanie E Martinez, Casey L Sayre
Liquiritigenin is a chiral flavonoid present in plant based food, nutraceuticals, and traditional medicines. It is also an important ingredient present in licorice. The purpose of this study is to explore the pharmacological activity of racemic liquiritigenin utilizing several in vitro assays with relevant roles in colon cancer and diabetes. Where possible, the pure enantiomers were tested to identify the stereospecific contribution to the activity. In vitro antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory activities (cyclooxygenase inhibition), antidiabetic activities (alpha-amylase and alpha-glucosidase inhibition) as well as cytochrome P450 (CYP450) inhibitory activities were assessed...
October 2016: Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907868/purification-of-high-purity-glycyrrhizin-from-licorice-using-hydrophilic-interaction-solid-phase-extraction-coupled-with-preparative-reversed-phase-liquid-chromatography
#2
Wenyi Yu, Hongli Jin, Aijin Shen, Liang Deng, Jianlian Shi, Xingya Xue, Yadong Guo, Yanfang Liu, Xinmiao Liang
Glycyrrhizin (GA), a major bioactive compound in licorice, has been extensively used throughout the world as a medicine to treat chronic viral hepatitis and allergic dermatitis. In this study, a new method based on hydrophilic interaction solid phase extraction (HILIC-SPE) and preparative reversed-phase liquid chromatography (prep-RPLC) was developed to purify GA with high purity from the complex licorice extract. Via evaluation of retention behavior of GA and flavonoids in different commercially available columns, a hydrophilic column--Click XIon was finally chosen for the purification due to its excellent resolution toward GA and flavonoids under HILIC mode...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904813/glycyrrhetinic-acid-might-increase-the-nephrotoxicity-of-bakuchiol-by-inhibiting-cytochrome-p450-isoenzymes
#3
Aifang Li, Nana Ma, Zijing Zhao, Mei Yuan, Hua Li, Qi Wang
BACKGROUND: Licorice, a popular traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), is widely used to moderate the effects (detoxification) of other herbs in TCM and often combined with Fructus Psoraleae. However, the classical TCM book states that Fructus Psoraleae is incompatible with licorice; the mechanism underlying this incompatibility has not been identified. Glycyrrhetinic acid (GA), the active metabolite of licorice, may increase the toxicity of bakuchiol (BAK), the main chemical ingredient in Psoralea corylifolia, by inhibiting its detoxification enzymes CYP450s...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901086/glycycoumarin-inhibits-hepatocyte-lipoapoptosis-through-activation-of-autophagy-and-inhibition-of-er-stress-gsk-3-mediated-mitochondrial-pathway
#4
Enxiang Zhang, Shutao Yin, Xinhua Song, Lihong Fan, Hongbo Hu
Herbal medicine as an alternative approach in the treatment of disease has drawn growing attention. Identification of the active ingredient is needed for effective utilization of the herbal medicine. Licorice is a popular herbal plant that is widely used to treat various diseases including liver diseases. Glycycoumarin (GCM) is a representative of courmarin compounds isolated from licorice. In the present study, the protective effect of GCM on hepatocyte lipoapoptosis has been evaluated using both cell culture model of palmitate-induced lipoapoptosis and animal model of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892811/simultaneous-determination-of-glycyrrhizin-and-liquiritin-in-licorice-roots-and-kampo-medicines-by-combination-enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assay-using-anti-glycyrrhizin-and-anti-liquiritin-monoclonal-antibodies
#5
Shunsuke Fujii, Osamu Morinaga, Takuhiro Uto, Shuichi Nomura, Yukihiro Shoyama
Immunoassay systems using monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) are one of the most useful techniques in the analytical, biochemical, and clinical fields. In this study, a combination enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) using both anti-glycyrrhizin and anti-liquiritin mAbs (anti-GL/Liq mixture mAbs) was developed for quality control of licorice and its products. The combination ELISA demonstrated high sensitivity, reproducibility, and specificity for the total content of GL and Liq by a single assay. The developed ELISA was effective and useful as the first screening method in the selection of high-quality licorice from the Glycyrrhiza species and in confirming the quality of licorice-containing Kampo medicines...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863401/isoliquiritigenin-decreases-the-incidence-of-colitis-associated-colorectal-cancer-by-modulating-the-intestinal-microbiota
#6
Minna Wu, Yaqi Wu, Baoguo Deng, Jinsong Li, Haiying Cao, Yan Qu, Xinlai Qian, Genshen Zhong
Imbalances in intestinal bacteria correlate with colitis-associated colorectal cancer (CAC). Traditional Chinese medicines have been used to adjust the gut microbiota, and isoliquiritigenin (ISL), a flavonoid extracted from licorice, has shown antitumor efficacy. In this study, the effects of ISL on CAC development and the gut microbiota were evaluated using an azoxymethane and dextran sulphate sodium (AOM/DSS)-induced mouse model of CAC (CACM). Histopathological analysis suggested that ISL reduced tumor incidence in vivo...
November 15, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832784/antitussive-anti-pyretic-and-toxicological-evaluation-of-ma-xing-gan-shi-tang-in-rodents
#7
Yu-Chin Lin, Ching-Wen Chang, Chi-Rei Wu
BACKGROUND: Ma-Xing-Gan-Shi-Tang (abbreviated as MXGST), an important Chinese herbal prescribed for cough, bronchial inflammation and fever from pneumonia, consists of four medicinal herbs, including Ephedrae herb, Semen Pruni Armeniacae, licorice and Gypsum. These components, especially Ephedrae and Semen Pruni Armeniacae, possess antitussive activities, but they have severe adverse effects. METHODS: The pharmacological activities of MXGST extract in clinical use were investigated with citric acid-induced cough, acetylcholine/histamine-induced bronchial contraction and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced fever in rodents...
November 10, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830276/could-licorice-lick-inflammasomes
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Friedrich C Luft
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 9, 2016: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815461/antiviral-and-antitumor-activity-of-licorice-root-extracts
#9
Kunihiko Fukuchi, Noriyuki Okudaira, Kazunori Adachi, Reina Odai-Ide, Shigeru Watanabe, Hirokazu Ohno, Masaji Yamamoto, Taisei Kanamoto, Shigemi Terakubo, Hideki Nakashima, Yoshihiro Uesawa, Hajime Kagaya, Hiroshi Sakagami
BACKGROUND: In the search for anti-viral and antitumor substances from natural resources, antiviral and antitumor activities of licorice root extract and purified ingredients were investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Viability of cells was determined by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide method. Antiviral activity was quantified by the selectivity index, defined as the ratio of the 50% cytotoxic concentration (CC50) to the 50% effective concentration against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or herpes simplex virus (HSV)-infected cells (EC50)...
November 2016: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803670/poria-attenuates-idiosyncratic-liver-injury-induced-by-polygoni-multiflori-radix-praeparata
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Dan Gao, Jing-Yao Pang, Cong-En Zhang, Chun-Yu Li, Can Tu, Hai-Zhu Zhang, Ming Niu, Yin Xiong, Xiao-He Xiao, Kui-Jun Zhao, Wei-Wei Gao, Jia-Bo Wang
The hepatotoxicity induced by Polygoni Multiflori Radix Praeparata (PM) has aroused great concern throughout the world. Hence, it is worthwhile to perform studies on the detoxification with the combined use of medicinal herbs based on the compatibility theory of traditional Chinese medicine. In this work, the rat model of PM/LPS-induced idiosyncratic liver injury was used. The effects of Poria, Licorice, and Panax notoginseng on rats of PM/LPS-induced liver injury were investigated respectively, hoping to find the most effective herbal medicine to reduce the hepatotoxicity...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775193/draft-genome-assembly-and-annotation-of-glycyrrhiza-uralensis-a-medicinal-legume
#11
Keiichi Mochida, Tetsuya Sakurai, Hikaru Seki, Takuhiro Yoshida, Kotaro Takahagi, Satoru Sawai, Hiroshi Uchiyama, Toshiya Muranaka, Kazuki Saito
Chinese liquorice/licorice (Glycyrrhiza uralensis) is a leguminous plant species whose roots and rhizomes have been widely used as a herbal medicine and natural sweetener. Whole-genome sequencing is essential for gene discovery studies and molecular breeding in liquorice. Here, we report a draft assembly of the approximately 379-Mb whole-genome sequence of strain 308-19 of G. uralensis; this assembly contains 34 445 predicted protein-coding genes. Comparative analyses suggested well-conserved genomic components and collinearity of gene loci (synteny) between the genome of liquorice and those of other legumes such as Medicago and chickpea...
October 24, 2016: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27728970/characterization-of-the-key-aroma-compounds-in-raw-licorice-glycyrrhiza-glabra-l-by-means-of-molecular-sensory-science
#12
Juliane Wagner, Michael Granvogl, Peter Schieberle
Application of the molecular sensory science concept including aroma extract dilution analysis (AEDA) on the basis of gas chromatography-olfactometry combined with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry elucidated the key odorants of raw licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra L.). Fifty aroma-active compounds were located via AEDA, 16 thereof were identified in raw licorice for the first time. γ-Nonalactone, 4-hydroxy-2,5-dimethylfuran-3(2H)-one, and 4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde showed the highest flavor dilution (FD) factor of 1024...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708238/isoliquiritigenin-induces-apoptosis-and-autophagy-and-inhibits-endometrial-cancer-growth-in-mice
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Chi-Hao Wu, Hsin-Yuan Chen, Chia-Woei Wang, Tzong-Ming Shieh, Tsui-Chin Huang, Li-Chun Lin, Kai-Lee Wang, Shih-Min Hsia
Endometrial cancer is the most common cancer in women, typically with onset after menopause. Isoliquiritigenin (ISL), a licorice flavonoid, was previously shown to have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and tumor suppression effects. In this study, we investigated the anti-tumor effect of ISL on human endometrial cancer both in vitro and in vivo. We used telomerase-immortalized human endometrial stromal cells (T-HESCs) and human endometrial cancer cell lines (Ishikawa, HEC-1A, and RL95-2 cells) as targets. The effects of ISL on cell proliferation, cell cycle regulation, and apoptosis or autophagy-related protein expression were examined...
September 30, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696846/identification-and-chemical-standardization-of-licorice-raw-materials-and-dietary-supplements-using-uhplc-ms-ms
#14
Guannan Li, Dejan Nikolic, Richard B van Breemen
Defined as the roots and underground stems of principally three Glycyrrhiza species, G. glabra L., G.uralensis Fish. ex DC. and G. inflata Batalin, licorice has been used as a medicinal herb for millennia and is marketed as root sticks, powders and extracts. Identity tests described in most pharmacopeial monographs enabled the distinction of Glycyrrhiza species. Accordingly, an ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) assay using the method of standard addition was developed to quantify 14 licorice components (liquiritin, isoliquiritin, liquiritin apioside, isoliquiritin apioside, licuraside, liquiritigenin, isoliquiritigenin, glycyrrhizin, glycyrrhetinic acid, glabridin, glycycoumarin, licoricidin, licochalcone A, and p-hydroxybenzylmalonic acid), representing several natural product classes including chalcones, flavanones, saponins, and isoflavonoids...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695112/efficient-percutaneous-delivery-of-the-antimelanogenic-agent-glabridin-using-cationic-amphiphilic-chitosan-micelles
#15
Haruyoshi Seino, Yukari Arai, Norio Nagao, Noriyasu Ozawa, Kazuhiko Hamada
Partially myristoylated chitosan pyrrolidone carboxylate (PMCP) is a cationic amphiphilic chitosan derivative. Glabridin (Glab) from licorice root extracts is a hydrophobic antimelanogenic agent. Here we assessed the effects of cationic Glab-containing polymeric micelles derived from PMCP (Glab/PMCP-PM) on the ability of Glab to penetrate the skin and inhibit melanogenesis using a human skin model. The amount of Glab absorbed 24 h after the application of Glab/PMCP-PM was approximately four times higher than that of conventional oil-in-water micelles (control) prepared using Tween 60...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693954/study-the-influence-of-licorice-and-pomegranate-drinks-on-nicotine-metabolism-in-human-urine-by-lc-orbitrap-ms
#16
Ahmad Abu-Awwad, Tawfiq Arafat, Oliver J Schmitz
Nicotine-diet interactions have a particular importance on human health. Some food substances are subject to change hepatic CYP2A6 metabolism rate for nicotine and its levels in smokers consequently. This study investigates the effect of pomegranate and licorice drinks on nicotine metabolism, by a new developed and validated method for simultaneous determination of nicotine with its major metabolites (cotinine and nicotine N-oxide) in human urine, utilizing LC ESI-orbitrap-MS. Twenty-four Jordanian healthy and smoker volunteers were participated in two equal groups, crossover design for each of pomegranate and licorice test drink...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686831/glabridin-induced-vasorelaxation-evidence-for-a-role-of-bkca-channels-and-cyclic-gmp
#17
Debrabata Chanda, Jesus Prieto-Lloret, Arjun Singh, Hina Iqbal, Pankaj Yadav, Vladimir Snetkov, Philip I Aaronson
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Glabridin is a major flavonoid in Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root, a traditional Asian medicine. Glabridin is reported to have anti-atherogenic, anti-inflammatory and anti-nephritic properties; however its effects on vascular tone remain unexplored. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: We examined the effect of glabridin on rat main mesenteric artery using isometric myography and also ELISA to measure cGMP levels. KEY RESULTS: Glabridin (30μM) relaxed arteries pre-constricted with the thromboxane A2 analog U46619 (0...
November 15, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681719/anti-cancer-effect-of-quercetin-in-xenograft-models-with-ebv-associated-human-gastric-carcinoma
#18
Hwan Hee Lee, Seulki Lee, Yu Su Shin, Miyeon Cho, Hyojeung Kang, Hyosun Cho
Licorice extracts have been widely used in herbal and folk medications. Glycyrrhiza contains diverse range of biological compounds including triterpenes (glycyrrhizin, glycyrrhizic acid) and flavonoids (quercetin, liquiritin, liquiritigenin, glabridin, licoricidin, isoliquiritigenin). The flavonoids in licorice are known to have strong anti-cancer activities. Quercetin, the most abundant flavonoid, has been shown to have anti-ulcer, anti-cancer, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. Latent Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection can lead to serious malignancies, such as, Burkitt's lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and gastric carcinoma(GC), and (Epstein-Barr virus associated gastric carcinoma) EBVaGC is one of the most common EBV-associated cancers...
2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677719/botanicals-and-their-bioactive-phytochemicals-for-women-s-health
#19
Birgit M Dietz, Atieh Hajirahimkhan, Tareisha L Dunlap, Judy L Bolton
Botanical dietary supplements are increasingly popular for women's health, particularly for older women. The specific botanicals women take vary as a function of age. Younger women will use botanicals for urinary tract infections, especially Vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry), where there is evidence for efficacy. Botanical dietary supplements for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are less commonly used, and rigorous clinical trials have not been done. Some examples include Vitex agnus-castus (chasteberry), Angelica sinensis (dong quai), Viburnum opulus/prunifolium (cramp bark and black haw), and Zingiber officinale (ginger)...
October 2016: Pharmacological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672101/glycyrrhetinic-acid-alleviates-radiation-induced-lung-injury-in-mice
#20
Jinmei Chen, Weijian Zhang, Lurong Zhang, Jiemin Zhang, Xiuying Chen, Meichun Yang, Ting Chen, Jinsheng Hong
Radiation-induced lung injury (RILI) is a common complication of thoracic radiotherapy, but efficacious therapy for RILI is lacking. This study ascertained whether glycyrrhetinic acid (GA; a functional hydrolyzed product of glycyrrhizic acid, which is extracted from herb licorice) can protect against RILI and investigated its relationship to the transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1/Smads signaling pathway. C57BL/6 mice were divided into four groups: a control group, a GA group and two irradiation (IR) groups...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Radiation Research
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