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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945019/-molecular-mechanism-of-artemisinin-biosynthesis-and-regulation-in-artemisia-annua
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REVIEW
He-Xin Tan, Ling Xiao, Zheng Zhou, Lei Zhang, Wan-Sheng Chen
Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is the best available treatment, particularly for Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Artemisinin, whose main source is Artemisia annua, has large demand and shortsupply every year.Artemisininis synthesized,stored, and secreted by the glandular secretory trichomes of A. annua(AaGSTs).In general, the population and morphology of AaGSTs are often positively correlated with artemisinin content.This review article introduces the molecular mechanism of biosynthesis and regulation of artemisininin A...
January 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940606/the-roles-of-aamixta1-in-regulating-the-initiation-of-glandular-trichomes-and-cuticle-biosynthesis-in-artemisia-annua
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Pu Shi, Xueqing Fu, Qian Shen, Meng Liu, Qifang Pan, Yueli Tang, Weimin Jiang, Zongyou Lv, Tingxiang Yan, Yanan Ma, Minghui Chen, Xiaolong Hao, Pin Liu, Ling Li, Xiaofen Sun, Kexuan Tang
The glandular secretory trichomes (GSTs) on Artemisia annua leaves have the capacity to secrete and store artemisinin, a compound which is the most effective treatment for uncomplicated malaria. An effective strategy to improve artemisinin content is therefore to increase the density of GSTs in A. annua. However, the formation mechanism of GSTs remains poorly understood. To explore the mechanisms of GST initiation in A. annua, we screened myeloblastosis (MYB) transcription factor genes from a GST transcriptome database and identified a MIXTA transcription factor, AaMIXTA1, which is expressed predominantly in the basal cells of GST in A...
September 20, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890153/medicinal-plants-for-in-vitro-antiplasmodial-activities-a-systematic-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Martha Tibebu Lemma, Ali Mahmoud Ahmed, Mohamed Tamer Elhady, Huyen Thi Ngo, Tran Le-Huy Vu, To Kim Sang, Eduardo Campos-Alberto, Abdelrahman Sayed, Shusaku Mizukami, Kesara Na-Bangchang, Nguyen Tien Huy, Kenji Hirayama, Juntra Karbwang
The increasing resistance of malaria to drugs raise the need to new antimalarial agents. Antiplasmodial herbs and their active compounds are the most promising source the new antimalarial agents. This study aimed to identify the medicinal plants with very good in vitro antiplasmodial activities, with half-maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50)≤1μg/ml, and to determine trends in the process of screening their antiplasmodial activities. A total of 58 reports published in the English language were retrieved from the bibliographical databases...
September 7, 2017: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880869/differences-in-chemical-constituents-of-artemisia-annua-l-from-different-geographical-regions-in-china
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Xiaobo Zhang, Yuping Zhao, Lanping Guo, Zhidong Qiu, Luqi Huang, Xiaobo Qu
BACKGROUND: Daodi-herb is a part of Chinese culture, which has been naturally selected by traditional Chinese medicine clinical practice for many years. Sweet wormwood herb is a kind of Daodi-herb, and comes from Artemisia annua L. Artemisinin is a kind of effective antimalarial drug being extracted from A. annua. Because of artemisinin, Sweet wormwood herb earns a reputation. Based on the Pharmacopoeia of the People's Republic of China (PPRC), Sweet wormwood herb can be used to resolve summerheat-heat, and prevent malaria...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877539/liquid-and-vapor-phase-activity-of-artemisia-annua-essential-oil-against-pathogenic-malassezia-spp
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Francesca Santomauro, Rosa Donato, Gabriella Pini, Cristiana Sacco, Roberta Ascrizzi, Anna Rita Bilia
Artemisia annua essential oil has given us many encouraging results for its numerous antimicrobial properties. In this study, the essential oil, both in liquid and in vapor phases, was tested against various Malassezia species closely related to many skin disorders in humans and animals. Malassezia treatment and eradication are mainly based on old azole drugs, which are characterized by poor compliance, unpredictable clinical efficacy, emerging resistance, and several side effects. Monoterpenes (ca. 88%) represent the most abundant group of compounds in the essential oil, mainly the oxygenated derivatives (ca...
September 6, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864166/artemisinin-permeability-via-caco-2-cells-increases-after-simulated-digestion-of-artemisia-annua-leaves
#6
Matthew R Desrosiers, Pamela J Weathers
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Artemisia annua has been used for > 2000yrs to treat fever and is more recently known for producing the important antimalarial drug, artemisinin. AIM OF THE STUDY: Artemisinin combination therapies (ACTs) are effective for treating malaria, but are often unavailable to those in need. Dried leaves of A. annua (DLA) have recently been studied as a cost effective alternative to traditional ACTs. DLA was shown to dramatically increase oral bioavailability compared to pure artemisinin, so more investigation into the mechanisms causing this increased bioavailability is needed...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861412/stable-production-of-the-antimalarial-drug-artemisinin-in-the-moss-physcomitrella-patens
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Nur Kusaira Binti Khairul Ikram, Arman Beyraghdar Kashkooli, Anantha Vithakshana Peramuna, Alexander R van der Krol, Harro Bouwmeester, Henrik Toft Simonsen
Malaria is a real and constant danger to nearly half of the world's population of 7.4 billion people. In 2015, 212 million cases were reported along with 429,000 estimated deaths. The World Health Organization recommends artemisinin-based combinatorial therapies, and the artemisinin for this purpose is mainly isolated from the plant Artemisia annua. However, the plant supply of artemisinin is irregular, leading to fluctuation in prices. Here, we report the development of a simple, sustainable, and scalable production platform of artemisinin...
2017: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837410/new-insights-into-artemisinin-regulation
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Zongyou Lv, Lei Zhang, Kexuan Tang
Artemisinin is a sesquiterpene lactone coming from the traditional Chinese herb Artemisia annua L. Artemisinin combination therapies (ACTs) are the main recommended treatment of malaria. Transcription factors regulation of artemisinin belong to different families including AP2/ERF, bHLH, MYB and WRKY. Plant hormones jasmonic acid (JA), abscisic acid (ABA), salicylic acid (SA) and gibberellins (GA) have been described as positively affecting artemisinin biosynthesis in A. annua. Transporter and miRNA open up new possibilities for the biosynthesis of high value artemisinin...
August 24, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800082/complete-chloroplast-genome-sequence-and-phylogenetic-analysis-of-the-medicinal-plant-artemisia-annua
#9
Xiaofeng Shen, Mingli Wu, Baosheng Liao, Zhixiang Liu, Rui Bai, Shuiming Xiao, Xiwen Li, Boli Zhang, Jiang Xu, Shilin Chen
The complete chloroplast genome of Artemisia annua (Asteraceae), the primary source of artemisinin, was sequenced and analyzed. The A. annua cp genome is 150,995 bp, and harbors a pair of inverted repeat regions (IRa and IRb), of 24,850 bp each that separate large (LSC, 82,988 bp) and small (SSC, 18,267 bp) single-copy regions. Our annotation revealed that the A. annua cp genome contains 113 genes and 18 duplicated genes. The gene order in the SSC region of A. annua is inverted; this fact is consistent with the sequences of chloroplast genomes from three other Artemisia species...
August 11, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766151/anticoccidial-effects-of-artemisia-annua-ethanolic-extract-prevention-simultaneous-challenge-medication-and-treatment
#10
Ahmadreza Fatemi, Keramat Asasi, Seyed Mostafa Razavi
The effect of Artemisia annua ethanolic extract (AE) as a potential source of herbal anticoccidial activity was investigated on experimental coccidiosis in chicken. One hundred ninety-two one-day-old chicks were divided in to 8 groups (n = 24) including AE prevention group, AE-treated group, simultaneously challenged AE-medicated group, challenged-untreated group (positive control), unchallenged-untreated group (negative control), salinomycine prevention group, salinomycine-treated group, and simultaneously challenged salinomycine-medicated group, in a completely randomized design...
August 1, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744301/three-dimensional-evaluation-on-ecotypic-diversity-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-a-case-study-of-artemisia-annua-l
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Lin Li, Brinckmann A Josef, Bing Liu, Sihao Zheng, Linfang Huang, Shilin Chen
Artemisinin is the first-line drug for anti-malaria recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). As the sole natural plant source of artemisinin, ecotypes of Artemisia annua L. vary widely in artemisinin content between nations, and China is the main producing area of A. annua. Here we present a three-dimensional evaluation on ecotypic diversity of A. annua from 12 main producing areas in China using high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with evaporative light scattering detection (HPLC-ELSD) method, DNA barcoding and ecological analyses...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732806/artemisia-annua-dried-leaf-tablets-treated-malaria-resistant-to-act-and-i-v-artesunate-case-reports
#12
Nsengiyumva Bati Daddy, Luc Malemo Kalisya, Pascal Gisenya Bagire, Robert L Watt, Melissa J Towler, Pamela J Weathers
BACKGROUND: Dried leaf Artemisia annua (DLA) has shown efficacy against Plasmodium sp. in rodent studies and in small clinical trials. Rodent malaria also showed resiliency against the evolution of artemisinin drug resistance. PURPOSE: This is a case report of a last resort treatment of patients with severe malaria who were responding neither to artemisinin combination therapy (ACT) nor i.v. artesunate. STUDY DESIGN: Of many patients treated with ACTs and i...
August 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708672/artemisinin-disrupts-androgen-responsiveness-of-human-prostate-cancer-cells-by-stimulating-the-26s-proteasome-mediated-degradation-of-the-androgen-receptor-protein
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Andrea M Steely, Jamin A Willoughby, Shyam N Sundar, Vasiliki I Aivaliotis, Gary L Firestone
Androgen receptor (AR) expression and activity is highly linked to the development and progression of prostate cancer and is a target of therapeutic strategies for this disease. We investigated whether the antimalarial drug artemisinin, which is a sesquiterpene lactone isolated from the sweet wormwood plant Artemisia annua, could alter AR expression and responsiveness in cultured human prostate cancer cell lines. Artemisinin treatment induced the 26S proteasome-mediated degradation of the receptor protein, without altering AR transcript levels, in androgen-responsive LNCaP prostate cancer cells or PC-3 prostate cancer cells expressing exogenous wild-type AR...
July 13, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686181/how-can-synergism-of-traditional-medicines-benefit-from-network-pharmacology
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REVIEW
Haidan Yuan, Qianqian Ma, Heying Cui, Guancheng Liu, Xiaoyan Zhao, Wei Li, Guangchun Piao
Many prescriptions of traditional medicines (TMs), whose efficacy has been tested in clinical practice, have great therapeutic value and represent an excellent resource for drug discovery. Research into single compounds of TMs, such as artemisinin from Artemisia annua L., has achieved great success; however, it has become evident that a TM prescription (which frequently contains various herbs or other components) has a synergistic effect in effecting a cure or reducing toxicity. Network pharmacology targets biological networks and analyzes the links among drugs, targets, and diseases in those networks...
July 7, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667412/exogenous-salicylic-acid-mediated-modulation-of-arsenic-stress-tolerance-with-enhanced-accumulation-of-secondary-metabolites-and-improved-size-of-glandular-trichomes-in-artemisia-annua-l
#15
Anjana Kumari, Neha Pandey, Shashi Pandey-Rai
The present study was undertaken to find out individual and interactive effects of arsenic (As) and salicylic acid (SA) on an important medicinal plant, Artemisia annua. As uptake and its accumulation was detected and found to be maximum in roots at higher As concentration (150 μM). Under As treatments, H2O2 and MDA content were induced. Biomass and chlorophyll content were negatively affected under As treatments. Furthermore, enzymatic (SOD, CAT, APX, and GR) and non-enzymatic antioxidants were also enhanced under As treatments...
June 30, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642777/transcriptome-analysis-of-genes-associated-with-the-artemisinin-biosynthesis-by-jasmonic-acid-treatment-under-the-light-in-artemisia-annua
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Xiaolong Hao, Yijun Zhong, Xueqing Fu, Zongyou Lv, Qian Shen, Tingxiang Yan, Pu Shi, Yanan Ma, Minghui Chen, Xueying Lv, Zhangkuanyu Wu, Jingya Zhao, Xiaofen Sun, Ling Li, Kexuan Tang
Artemisinin is a sesquiterpene lactone endoperoxide extracted from a traditional Chinese medicinal plant Artemisia annua. Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) are recommended as the best treatment of malaria by the World Health Organization (WHO). Both the phytohormone jasmonic acid (JA) and light promote artemisinin biosynthesis in A. annua. Interestingly, we found that the increase of artemisinin biosynthesis by JA was dependent on light. However, the relationship between the two signal pathways mediated by JA and light remains unclear...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642094/investigation-of-the-component-in-artemisia-annua-l-leading-to-enhanced-antiplasmodial-potency-of-artemisinin-via-regulation-of-its-metabolism
#17
Tian-Yu Cai, Yun-Rui Zhang, Jian-Bo Ji, Jie Xing
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The chemical matrix of the herb Artemisia annua L. (A. annua), from which artemisinin (QHS) is isolated, can enhance both the bioavailability and efficacy of QHS. However, the exact mechanism of this synergism remains unknown. The biotransformation of QHS and potential "enzyme inhibitors" in plant matrix could be of great importance in understanding the improved efficacy of QHS in A. annua, which has been limited to the synergism with flavonoid components...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620813/an-in-silico-insight-into-the-substrate-binding-characteristics-of-the-active-site-of-amorpha-4-11-diene-synthase-a-key-enzyme-in-artemisinin-biosynthesis
#18
Habib Eslami, Seyed Kaveh Mohtashami, Maryam Taghavi Basmanj, Maryam Rahati, Hamzeh Rahimi
The enzyme amorphadiene synthase (ADS) conducts the first committed step in the biosynthetic conversion of the substrate farnesyl pyrophosphate (FPP) to artemisinin, which is a highly effective natural product against multidrug-resistant strains of malaria. Due to the either low abundance or low turn-over rate of the enzyme, obtaining artemisinin from both natural and synthetic sources is costly and laborious. In this in silico study, we strived to elucidate the substrate binding site specificities of the ADS, with the rational that unraveling enzyme features paves the way for enzyme engineering to increase synthesis rate...
July 2017: Journal of Molecular Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566563/isolation-of-dihydroartemisinic-acid-from-artemisia-annua-l-by-product-by-combining-ultrasound-assisted-extraction-with-response-surface-methodology
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Shuoqian Liu, Jorge Freire da Silva Ferreira, Liping Liu, Yuwei Tang, Dongming Tian, Zhonghua Liu, Na Tian
Malaria is the most devastating parasitic disease worldwide. Artemisinin is the only drug that can cure malaria that is resistant to quinine-derived drugs. After the commercial extraction of artemisinin from Artemisia annua, the recovery of dihydroartemisinic acid (DHAA) from artemisinin extraction by-product has the potential to increase artemisinin commercial yield. Here we describe the development and optimization of an ultrasound-assisted alkaline procedure for the extraction of DHAA from artemisinin production waste using response surface methodology...
August 1, 2017: Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555033/annual-wormwood-leaf-inhibits-the-adipogenesis-of-3t3-l1-and-obesity-in-high-fat-diet-induced-obese-rats
#20
Yuno Song, Soo-Jung Lee, Sun-Hee Jang, Tae Hoon Kim, Hong-Duck Kim, Sung-Woo Kim, Chung-Kil Won, Jae-Hyeon Cho
Annual wormwood (AW) (Artemisia annua L.) has anti-malarial, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-tumour, and anti-inflammatory activities. In the present study, we evaluated the effects of annual wormwood leaves (AWL) on adipocyte differentiation in 3T3-L1 cells and high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obese rats. 3T3-L1 adipocytes and HFD-induced obese rats were treated with AWL, and its effect on gene expression was analyzed using RT-PCR and Western blotting experiments. Treatment with AWL effectively prevented triglyceride accumulation during adipogenesis in a dose-dependent manner...
May 28, 2017: Nutrients
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