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Chunmei Zhai, Mei Wang, Vijayasankar Raman, Junaid U Rehman, Yonghai Meng, Jianping Zhao, Bharathi Avula, Yan-Hong Wang, Zhenkun Khan, Ikhlas A Khan
The roots of Eleutherococcus senticosus (Rupr. & Maxim.) Maxim., a well-known medicinal plant from Eastern Asia, are used worldwide for their known beneficial medicinal properties. Recently, the leaves have been used as an alternative to the roots. The present study was aimed at exploring the leaf essential oil as a potential source of compounds for mosquito management. Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry analysis of the leaf essential oil revealed 87 compounds, constituting 95.2% of the oil. α-Bisabolol (26...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
Rafał Kuźniewski, Daniel Załuski, Marta Olech, Piotr Banaszczak, Renata Nowak
Neither secondary metabolites of the spring leaves nor the autumn leaves of Eleutherococcus senticosus species cultivated in Poland, or the bioactivity are known. The richest in polyphenols was the autumn leaves (171.1 mg/g DE), while in flavonoids the spring leaves (107.9 mg/g DE). Using LC-ESI-MS/MS, protocatechuic acid has been identified as the most abundant compound in the spring and autumn leaves (200 and 70 μg/g DE, respectively). Amongst flavonoids, naringenin 7-O-glucoside occurred in the largest amount (20 and 10 mg/g DE in the spring and autumn leaves, respectively)...
March 28, 2017: Natural Product Research
Yue-Wei Ge, Shu Zhu, Kayo Yoshimatsu, Katsuko Komatsu
The targeted mass information of compounds accelerated their discovery in a large volume of untargeted MS data. An MS/MS similarity networking is advanced in clustering the structural analogues, which benefits the collection of mass information of similar compounds. The triterpene saponins extracted from Eleutherococcus senticosus leaves (ESL), a kind of functional tea, have shown promise in the relief of Alzheimer's disease. In this work, a target-precursor list (TPL) generated using MS/MS similarity networking was employed to rapidly trace 106 triterpene saponins from the aqueous extracts of ESL, of which 49 were tentatively identified as potentially new triterpene saponins...
July 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
Daniel Załuski, Marta Olech, Robert Verpoorte, Inamullah Khan, Rafał Kuźniewski, Renata Nowak
Eleutherococcus fruits have been consumed in Russia and Asia throughout the centuries. Currently, there is an increasing interest in these products by the community of Western Europe. Many people suffer from micronutrient deficiencies, known as malnutrition, which consequently influences body condition. The aim of this study was to investigate pharmaconutrition, proximate, mineral, and fatty acid composition, total phenolics content, and total flavonoids content of Eleutherococcus divaricatus and Eleutherococcus sessiliflorus fruits cultivated in Poland...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
Yang Song, Chun-Juan Yang, Zhi-Bin Wang, Nan Zhao, Xue-Song Feng, Fan-Hao Meng
The present study was designed to investigate the chemical constituents and bioactivities of the roots of Eleutherococcus sessiliflorus (E. sessiliflorus). The compounds were isolated through various chromatography techniques and elucidated by mass spectrometric (MS), 1D- and 2D-NMR analyses. The sedative-hypnotic effect of E. sessiliflorus ethanol extract and its fractions (acetic ether, n-butanol and water fraction) were also investigated. In the chemical constituent study, one new compound, 3-ethyl-5-hydroxy-3-(hydroxymethyl) pentyl-3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl) acrylate and fourteen known compounds were isolated and identified...
January 4, 2017: Natural Product Research
Ao Zhang, Zhongmin Liu, Lulu Sheng, Hui Wu
BACKGROUND: Syringin, a major active substance isolated from Eleutherococcus senticosus, has been found to have anti-inflammatory effect. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects and underlying mechanisms of syringin on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury (ALI) in mice. METHODS: We established an LPS-induced ALI model in mice. We also detected the lung wet-to-dry ratio, myeloperoxidase activity, and inflammatory cytokines tumor necrosis factor alpha, interleukin (IL)-1β, and IL-6 to estimate the index of lung injury in mice...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
Hye-Jeong Jo, Jung Yeon Han, Hwan-Su Hwang, Yong Eui Choi
Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) is a woody medical shrub belonging to the Araliaceae family. E. senticosus contains various types of saponins, including oleanane, noroleanane, lupane, and 3,4-secolupane types, depending on the aglycone structure. Oleanane-type triterpenes are the major saponin components in E. senticosus. Two enzymes (β-amyrin synthase and β-amyrin 28-oxidase) are essential for oleanane-type saponin biosynthesis from 2,3-oxidosqualene. In the present study, two full-length cDNAs encoding EsBAS and CYP716A244 were isolated based on transcriptomics analysis of plant leaves...
March 2017: Phytochemistry
Fangfang Li, Ning Zhang, Qingqing Wu, Yuan Yuan, Zheng Yang, Mengqiao Zhou, Jinxiu Zhu, Qizhu Tang
Syringin, extracted from Eleutherococcus senticosus, is a major biologically active component of Chinese herbs. Studies have certified the multiple pharmacological properties of syringin. However, the role of syringin in cardiac hypertrophy and the mechanisms involved remain unclear. In this study, aortic banding was performed on mice in order to induce cardiac hypertrophy, and the animals were then treated with syringin for 7 weeks. Echocardiography and catheter-based measurements of hemodynamic parameters were performed to evaluate cardiac function at 8 weeks following aortic banding...
January 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Ting Li, Kelsey Ferns, Zi-Qiao Yan, Si-Yuan Yin, Jun-Jie Kou, Dongsheng Li, Zheng Zeng, Lin Yin, Xiaoyu Wang, Hong-Xia Bao, Yu-Jie Zhou, Qing-Hai Li, Zhan-Yi Zhao, Huidi Liu, Shu-Lin Liu
Acanthopanax senticosus (previously classified as Eleutherococcus senticosus), commonly known as Ciwujia or Siberian Ginseng, is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), widely used for its high medicinal value, such as antifatigue, anti-inflammation, antistress, anti-ulcer and cardiovascular functions, in China, Korea, Japan and Russia. In the past decades, researchers worldwide have conducted systematic investigations on this herb, from chemistry to pharmacology, and a large number of chemical components have been characterized for their significant pharmacological effects...
2016: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
Daniel Załuski, Marta Olech, Agnieszka Galanty, Robert Verpoorte, Rafał Kuźniewski, Renata Nowak, Anna Bogucka-Kocka
In the past two decades public interest in herbal products has increased significantly in Europe, especially in the plant-based products from non-European traditions. Eleutherococcus senticosus has been used for the treatment of inflammatory diseases, anemia, and rheumatoid arthritis. The Eleutherococcus senticosus fruits intractum was examined for the content of phenolic acids (LC-ESI-MS/MS), minerals (AAS), TPC, and TFC (spectrophotometric assay). The antioxidant activity was determined using free radical scavenging assay and TLC-DB-DPPH(∗) dot-blot test...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
Daniel Załuski, Rafał Kuźniewski
Neurodegenerative diseases are one of the most occurring diseases in developed and developing countries. The aim of this work focused on the screening of the natural inhibitors of AChE and BuChE and antioxidants in Eleutherococcus species. We found that the ethanol extracts of E. setchuenensis and E. sessiliflorus showed the strongest inhibition towards AChE (IC50: 0.3 and 0.3 mg/mL, resp.). Among chloroform extracts, the most active appeared to be E. gracilistylus (IC50: 0.37 mg/mL). In turn, the ethanol extract of E...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
Daniel Załuski, Helena D Smolarz
The chemical composition and pharmacological activity of E. senticosus cultivated in Poland were investigated. Studies included the assay of TPC and TFC, 2D-TLC identification of phenolic acids, HPTLC-detection of antioxidants, and antioxidative, antileukemic, anti-MMPs properties of E. senticosus. The ethanolic extracts from the roots, spring leaves, fruits, and the chloroform extract from the roots were tested. The richest in polyphenols are the fresh fruits (57.5 mg/g), while in flavonoids the spring leaves (27...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Ragavendran Abbai, Ramya Mathiyalagan, Josua Markus, Yeon-Ju Kim, Chao Wang, Priyanka Singh, Sungeun Ahn, Mohamed El-Agamy Farh, Deok Chun Yang
Pharmacologically active stem of the oriental herbal adaptogen, Siberian ginseng, was employed for the ecofriendly synthesis of Siberian ginseng silver nanoparticles (Sg-AgNPs) and Siberian ginseng gold nanoparticles (Sg-AuNPs). First, for metabolic characterization of the sample, liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry analysis (indicated the presence of eleutherosides A and E), total phenol content, and total reducing sugar were analyzed. Second, the water extract of the sample mediated the biological synthesis of both Sg-AgNPs and Sg-AuNPs that were crystalline face-centered cubical structures with a Z-average hydrodynamic diameter of 126 and 189 nm, respectively...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
Yue-Wei Ge, Chihiro Tohda, Shu Zhu, Yu-Min He, Kayo Yoshimatsu, Katsuko Komatsu
An aqueous extract of Eleutherococcus senticosus leaves exerted a beneficial effect in restoring the neurite outgrowth from Aβ25-35-induced degeneration using an axonal density assay. Subsequent bioassay-guided fractionation afforded seven new oleanane-type triterpene saponins, ezoukoginosides A-G (1-7), along with nine known analogues. The structures of 1-7 were elucidated through chemical and spectroscopic approaches, and their effects on restoring the neurite outgrowth from Aβ25-35-induced degeneration were investigated...
July 22, 2016: Journal of Natural Products
Kaedeko Fukada, Mika Kajiya-Sawane, Yuko Matsumoto, Tatsuya Hasegawa, Yukitaka Fukaya, Kentaro Kajiya
The lymphatic system in the skin plays a major role in tissue fluid homeostasis, in the afferent phase of the immune response, and in tumor metastasis. Although lymphangiogenic factors involved in embryonic development and the metastatic spread of tumor cells have been well studied, little is known about small-molecule compounds that activate lymphatic function, especially under physiological conditions. We hypothesized that the identification of a lymphatic-activating compound could provide a method for improving edema...
July 2016: Nutrition Research
Paramasivan Poornima, Jothi Dinesh Kumar, Qiaoli Zhao, Martina Blunder, Thomas Efferth
Despite massive investments in drug research and development, the significant decline in the number of new drugs approved or translated to clinical use raises the question, whether single targeted drug discovery is the right approach. To combat complex systemic diseases that harbour robust biological networks such as cancer, single target intervention is proved to be ineffective. In such cases, network pharmacology approaches are highly useful, because they differ from conventional drug discovery by addressing the ability of drugs to target numerous proteins or networks involved in a disease...
September 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Sheng-Hong Wang, Lei Bao, Tian-Ming Wang, Hong-Fang Wang, Jian-Ping Ge
Climate oscillations are the key factors to understand the patterns in modern biodiversity. East Asia harbors the most diverse temperate flora, largely because an extensive terrestrial ice cap was absent during repeated Pleistocene glaciation-interglacial cycles. Comparing the demographic histories of species that are codistributed and are close relatives may provide insight into how the process of climate change influences species ranges. In this study, we compared the spatial genetic structure and demographic histories of two coexisting Eleutherococcus species, Eleutherococcus senticosus and E...
May 2016: Ecology and Evolution
Maxleene Sandasi, Ilze Vermaak, Weiyang Chen, Alvaro Viljoen
The name "ginseng" is collectively used to describe several plant species, including Panax ginseng (Asian/Oriental ginseng), P. quinquefolius (American ginseng), P. pseudoginseng (Pseudoginseng) and Eleutherococcus senticosus (Siberian ginseng), each with different applications in traditional medicine practices. The use of a generic name may lead to the interchangeable use or substitution of raw materials which poses quality control challenges. Quality control methods such as vibrational spectroscopy-based techniques are here proposed as fast, non-destructive methods for the distinction of four ginseng species and the identification of raw materials in commercial ginseng products...
April 12, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Hye-Ryung Choi, Kyung-Mi Nam, Hyun-Sun Lee, Seung-Hye Yang, Young-Soo Kim, Jongsung Lee, Akira Date, Kazumi Toyama, Kyoung-Chan Park
E. senticosus extract (ESE), known as antioxidant, has diverse pharmacologic effects. It is also used as an antiaging agent for the skin and phlorizin (PZ) is identified as a main ingredient. In this study, the effects of PZ on epidermal stem cells were investigated. Cultured normal human keratinocytes and skin equivalents are used to test whether PZ affects proliferative potential of keratinocytes and how it regulates these effects. Skin equivalents (SEs) were treated with ESE and the results showed that the epidermis became slightly thickened on addition of 0...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
S D Ivanov, V G Bespalov, A L Semenov, E G Kovan'ko, V A Aleksandrov
Toxicogenomic parameters were studied in the blood of female rats after exposure to ionizing γ-radiation in a dose of 4 Gy and chemoprophylaxis with α-difluoromethylornithine, eleutherococcus or leuzea extracts, which were used in animals with morphological manifestations of tumor growth under conditions of radiation-induced carcinogenesis. Life-time evaluation of toxicogenomic effects was carried out by express method for measurements of blood nucleotid DNA - fluorescent indication. The level of hyperaneu/polyploidy increased in the blood leukocytes of control rats 30 days after radiation exposure...
March 2016: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
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