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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733761/spontaneous-photosensitization-by-heterophyllaea-pustulata-hook-f-rubiaceae-in-sheep-from-northwestern-argentina
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J F Micheloud, L A Colque-Caro, L R Comini, J L Cabrera, S Núñez-Montoya, O G Martinez, E J Gimeno
Heterophyllaea pustulata Hook. f. (Rubiaceae) is a phototoxic plant. It grows in the Andean area of northwest of Argentina, and it causes significant economic losses in the livestock. This plant induces dermal lesions by photosensitization probably due to its content of photosensitizing anthraquinones. This paper describes an outbreak of poisoning in Corriedale sheepfold, which had an incidence of 49%. Ear skin biopsies and blood samples were collected of six affected animals. Liver enzymes remained within the reference limits...
July 21, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732928/sonocatalytic-degradation-of-an-anthraquinone-dye-using-tio2-biochar-nanocomposite
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Alireza Khataee, Berkant Kayan, Peyman Gholami, Dimitrios Kalderis, Sema Akay
TiO2-biochar (TiO2-BC) nanocomposite was synthesized by sol-gel method. The characteristics of the prepared nanocomposite were examined using X-ray fluorescence, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and N2 adsorption-desorption analysis. The performance of synthesized TiO2-BC nanocomposite as efficient sonocatalyst was studied for the degradation of Reactive Blue 69 (RB69). Sonocatalytic degradation of RB69 in the presence of TiO2-BC nanocomposite could be explained by the mechanisms of hot spots and sonoluminescence...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729838/detection-of-emodin-derived-glutathione-adduct-in-normal-rats-administered-with-large-dosage-of-polygoni-multiflori-radix
#3
Li-Long Jiang, Dong-Sheng Zhao, Ya-Xi Fan, Qiong Yu, Ping Li, Hui-Jun Li
Polygoni Multiflori Radix (PMR) has been commonly used as a tonic in China for centuries. PMR-associated hepatotoxicity has been drawing increasingly more attention in recent years in parallel with its wide utilization. Anthraquinones (AQs) are recognized as the main hepatotoxic components in PMR. However, the exact underlying mechanism of AQs poisoning is still not fully understood. Herein, we proposed a hypothesis that metabolic activation of AQs such as emodin was involved in PMR-induced liver injury, AQs followed to generate the electrophilic reactive metabolites and subsequently formed covalent adduct with cellular nucleophiles in the liver to exert hepatotoxicity...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723923/on-the-mechanism-of-candida-tropicalis-biofilm-reduction-by-the-combined-action-of-naturally-occurring-anthraquinones-and-blue-light
#4
Juliana Marioni, Roger Bresolí-Obach, Montserrat Agut, Laura R Comini, José L Cabrera, María G Paraje, Santi Nonell, Susana C Núñez Montoya
The photoprocesses involved in the photo-induced Candida tropicalis biofilm reduction by two natural anthraquinones (AQs), rubiadin (1) and rubiadin-1-methyl ether (2), were examined. Production of singlet oxygen (1O2) and of superoxide radical anion (O2•-) was studied. Although it was not possible to detect the triplet state absorption of any AQs in biofilms, observation of 1O2 phosphorescence incubated with deuterated Phosphate Buffer Solution, indicated that this species is actually formed in biofilms...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722277/in-situ-growth-and-wrapping-of-aminoanthraquinone-nanowires-within-3d-graphene-framework-as-high-performance-foldable-organic-cathode-for-lithium-ion-batteries
#5
Guanhui Yang, Fanxing Bu, Yanshan Huang, Yu Zhang, Imran Shakir, Yuxi Xu
Small conjugated carbonyl compounds are intriguing candidates of organic electrode materials because of their abundance, high theoretical capacity and adjustable molecular structure. However, their dissolution in aprotic electrolytes and poor conductivity eclipse them in terms of practical capacity, cycle life and rate capability. Herein, we report a foldable and binder-free nanocomposite electrode consisting of 2-aminoanthraquinone (AAQ) nanowires wrapping within three-dimensional (3D) graphene framework, which is prepared through antisolvent crystallization followed by a facile chemical reduction and self-assembly process...
July 19, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719729/synthesis-of-c-glucosylated-octaketide-anthraquinones-in-n-benthamiana-using-a-multispecies-based-biosynthetic-pathway
#6
Johan Andersen-Ranberg, Kenneth Thermann Kongstad, Majse Nafisi, Dan Staerk, Finn Okkels, Uffe Hasbro Mortensen, Birger Lindberg Møller, Rasmus John Normand Frandsen, Rubini Kannangara
Carminic acid is a C-glucosylated octaketide anthraquinone and the main constituent of the natural dye carmine (E120) possessing unique coloring, stability and solubility properties. Despite being used since ancient times, longstanding efforts to elucidate its route of biosynthesis have been unsuccessful. Herein is reported a novel combination of enzymes derived from a plant (Aloe arborescens, Aa), a bacterium (Streptomyces sp R1128, St), and an insect (Dactylopius coccus, Dc) that allows for the biosynthesis of the C-glucosylated anthraquinone, dcII, a precursor for carminic acid...
July 18, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719053/microwave-assisted-synthesis-of-metal-organic-framework-mil-101-nanocrystals-as-sorbent-and-pseudostationary-phase-in-capillary-electrophoresis-for-the-separation-of-anthraquinones-in-environmental-water-samples
#7
Yue Liu, Jia Hu, Yan Li, Yun-Tao Shang, Jia-Qi Wang, Ye Zhang, Zhong-Liang Wang
In this work, a CE method was developed to separate five anthraquinones: aloe-emodin, rhein, emodin, chrysophanol and physcion. The CE method used a nano-sized metal organic framework MIL-101 (nMIL-101) as pseudostationary phase (PSP) and sorbent for dispersed particle extraction (DPE). The nMIL-101 was synthesized by microwave technique and was characterized by UV-vis, TEM, Zeta potential, X-ray diffraction spectrometry and micropore physisorption. In this method, anthraquinones were adsorbed by nMIL-101 of a fast kinetics within 10 min and then separated by CE...
July 18, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718996/production-of-ligninolytic-enzymes-and-some-diffusible-antifungal-compounds-by-white-rot-fungi-using-potato-solid-wastes-as-the-sole-nutrient-source
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H Schalchli, E Hormazábal, O Rubilar, G Briceño, A Mutis, G J Zocolo, C Diez
AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the synthesis of ligninolytic enzymes and some diffusible antifungal compounds by white-rot fungi using peels or discarded potato as the sole nutrient source. METHODS AND RESULTS: The strain Trametes hirsuta Ru-513 has been highlighted for its laccase activity (595 ± 33 U l(-1) ), which is able to decolourise 87% of an anthraquinone dye using potato peels as the sole nutritional support. A native polyacrylamide gel of laccase proteins showed the presence of two isoenzymes, corresponding to proteins of 56 and 67 kDa, which were detected by SDS-PAGE...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716028/antiplasmodial-potential-and-quantification-of-aloin-and-aloe-emodin-in-aloe-vera-collected-from-different-climatic-regions-of-india
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Sandeep Kumar, Manila Yadav, Amita Yadav, Pooja Rohilla, Jaya Parkash Yadav
BACKGROUND: In this study, Aloe vera samples were collected from different climatic regions of India. Quantitative HPTLC (high performance thin layer chromatography) analysis of important anthraquinones aloin and aloe-emodin and antiplasmodial activity of crude aqueous extracts was done to estimate the effects of these constituents on antiplasmodial potential of the plant. METHODS: HPTLC system equipped with a sample applicator Linomat V with CAMAG sample syringe, twin rough plate development chamber (20 x 10 cm), TLC Scanner 3 and integration software WINCATS 1...
July 17, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703078/chrysophanol-suppresses-pro-inflammatory-response-in-microglia-via-regulation-of-drp1-dependent-mitochondrial-fission
#10
Unbin Chae, Ju-Sik Min, Hanna Lee, Kyung-Sik Song, Hyun-Shik Lee, Hong Jun Lee, Sang-Rae Lee, Dong-Seok Lee
OBJECTIVES: Chrysophanol, also called chrysophanic acid, is a natural anthraquinone compound found in Rheum palmatum. R. palmatum has been used in oriental medicine in ancient East Asia. Microglial cells represent not only the forefront immune defense in the central nervous system but also the most reactive sensors to various threats. However, activated microglia can exert neurotoxic effects via excessive production of cytotoxic molecules and proinflammatory cytokines. Therefore, modulation of microglial cell activation is important for maintaining neuronal function...
July 13, 2017: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695933/kinetic-characterisation-of-a-dye-decolourising-peroxidase-from-streptomyces-lividans-new-insight-into-the-mechanism-of-anthraquinone-dye-decolourisation
#11
Amanda K Chaplin, Michael T Wilson, Jonathan A R Worrall
Dye decolourising peroxidases are the most recent family of haem peroxidases to be discovered. The oxidising potential of these enzymes is driven by the formation of ferryl intermediates that enables them to oxidise synthetic dye molecules that are widely used in the textile industry. We have investigated the catalytic cycle of a dye decolourising peroxidase (DtpA) from a biotechnologically important bacterium Streptomyces lividans. Using a combination of steady-state and stopped-flow kinetic investigations, we have determined the rate constants for all steps in the catalytic cycle with a range of substrate molecules...
July 11, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678288/pseudocapacitive-dye-molecule-based-high-performance-flexible-supercapacitors
#12
Jie Yang, Hua Wang, Yun Yang, Jiapeng Wu, Pengfei Hu, Lin Guo
Currently, the development of novel, cheap and high-performance electrode materials for flexible energy-storage devices is being intensively pursued. Organic dyes are regarded as one of the most common water pollution sources, and their discharge not only damages the ecological balance but also wastes a lot of valuable chemical raw materials. With intrinsic redox functional groups, two types of widely used dyes including anthraquinone derivatives and phenothiazine dyes can be effectively removed from their effluent by a facile galvanostatic polymerization method, and resource utilized as electrochemical energy-storage materials...
July 20, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677746/cassiae-semen-a-review-of-its-phytochemistry-and-pharmacology-review
#13
Xiaoxv Dong, Jing Fu, Xingbin Yin, Chunjing Yang, Xin Zhang, Wenping Wang, Xueying Du, Qingling Wang, Jian Ni
Cassiae semen (Leguminosae), a well‑known traditional Chinese medicine, has been used for a number of centuries in areas of Southeast Asia, including Korea, Japan and China. The present review aims to provide updated and comprehensive information, on the botany, phytochemistry and pharmacology of Cassiae semen. The available information on Cassiae semen was collected using several different resources, including classic books on Chinese herbal medicine and a number of scientific databases, including the China Academic Journals full‑text database, PubMed, SciFinder, the Web of Science and Science Direct...
June 29, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676114/antibacterial-activities-and-toxicological-study-of-the-aqueous-extract-from-leaves-of-alchornea-cordifolia-euphorbiaceae
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Merline Namekong Djimeli, Siméon Pierre Chegaing Fodouop, Guy Sedar Singor Njateng, Charles Fokunang, Donald Sedric Tala, Fabrice Kengni, Donatien Gatsing
BACKGROUND: A. cordifolia is a plant widely used in Africa to solve many health problems. In Cameroon, it is used in the treatment of urogenital infections. As a continuation of our search for pharmacologically active agents from natural sources, the antimicrobial activity of A. cordifolia leaf extracts against E. coli and the toxicity of this extract were investigated. METHODS: The antibacterial activity of the aqueous extract from leaves of Alchornea cordifolia was carried out in vitro on Escherichia coli, as well as in vivo on E...
July 4, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674282/spiroketalcarminic-acid-a-novel-minor-anthraquinone-pigment-in-cochineal-extract-used-in-food-additives
#15
Yusai Ito, Naoki Harikai, Kyoko Ishizuki, Kazufusa Shinomiya, Naoki Sugimoto, Hiroshi Akiyama
Cochineal extract prepared from the scale insect Dactylopus coccus (American cochineal) has been used as a natural red dye for food, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. The major pigment in cochineal extract is carminic acid (CA), an anthraquinone glucoside, and several minor pigments have been previously reported. Our investigation aimed at establishing the safety of cochineal dye products using UPLC-PDA-ESI-TOF/MS found an unknown minor pigment, spiroketalcarminic acid (1), in three commercial cochineal extract samples; cochineal extract used in food additives, carmine that is an aluminum salt of cochineal extract used as natural dye, and a research reagent of CA...
July 1, 2017: Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658952/noncovalent-control-of-the-electrostatic-potential-of-quantum-dots-through-the-formation-of-interfacial-ion-pairs
#16
Chen He, Trung D Nguyen, Kedy Edme, Monica Olvera de la Cruz, Emily A Weiss
This paper describes the role of tetraalkylammonium counterions [NR4(+), R = -CH3, -CH2CH3, -(CH2)2CH3, or -(CH2)3CH3] in gating the electrostatic potential at the interface between the 6-mercaptohexanoate (MHA) ligand shell of a PbS quantum dot (QD) and water. The permeability of this ligand shell to a negatively charged anthraquinone derivative (AQ), measured from the yield of electron transfer (eT) from the QD core to AQ, increases as the steric bulk of NR4(+) increases (for a given concentration of NR4(+))...
July 12, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653919/dpph-abts-free-radical-scavenging-antibacterial-and-phytochemical-evaluation-of-crude-methanolic-extract-and-subsequent-fractions-of-chenopodium-botrys-aerial-parts
#17
Farhat Ullah, Naveed Iqbal, Muhammad Ayaz, Abdul Sadiq, Ihsan Ullah, Sajjad Ahmad, Muhammad Imran
We investigated antioxidant, antibacterial potentials and secondary metabolites of Chenopodium botrys aerial parts to rationalize its effectiveness in free radicals induced disorders and infectious diseases. Antioxidant activity of plant extracts were investigated using DPPH and ABTS free radicals scavenging assays. Antibacterial potential was studied using well diffusion method. Phytochemical analysis was performed for the presence of secondary metabolites. In DPPH assay chloroform fraction (CHF), ethyl acetate fraction (EAF) and n-hexane fraction (NHF) were most active causing average inhibition of 65...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653908/antibacterial-anti-inflammatory-and-anti-oxidatant-activities-of-various-isolated-compounds-from-cratoxylum-species
#18
Pirasut Rodanant, Nawong Boonnak, Rudee Surarit, Jintakorn Kuvatanasuchati, Wannee Lertsooksawat
The objective of this study was to investigate the bioactivity of twenty-nine known isolated compounds from Cratoxylum species including three anthraquinones, four triterpenes, and twenty-two xanthones. All isolated compounds were subjected to antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant activities. Cytotoxicity evaluations were performed by MTT assay. The anti-oxidatant activity was performed using DPPH assay. The anti-inflammatory activity was evaluated from the production of cytokines TNF-α and IL1-β using ELISA assay...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651570/methanol-leaves-extract-hibiscus-micranthus-linn-exhibited-antibacterial-and-wound-healing-activities
#19
Berhan Begashaw, Bharat Mishra, Asegedech Tsegaw, Zewdneh Shewamene
BACKGROUND: Infectious diseases are the most common causes of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. Wound and wound infections are also major health problem. Nowadays, medicinal plants play a major role in treatment of infectious diseases and wound healing and they are easily available and more affordable as compared to synthetic compounds. The aim of this study is therefore, to investigate the antibacterial and wound healing activities of 80% methanol extract of Hibiscus micranthus leaves using disc diffusion methods and rat excision model respectively...
June 26, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649276/a-comparison-of-various-lignin-extraction-methods-to-enhance-the-accessibility-and-ease-of-enzymatic-hydrolysis-of-the-cellulosic-component-of-steam-pretreated-poplar
#20
Dong Tian, Richard P Chandra, Jin-Suk Lee, Canhui Lu, Jack N Saddler
BACKGROUND: Current single-stage delignification-pretreatment technologies to overcome lignocellulosic biomass recalcitrance are usually achieved at the expense of compromising the recovery of the polysaccharide components, particularly the hemicellulose fraction. One way to enhance overall sugar recovery is to tailor an efficient two-stage pretreatment that can pre-extract the more labile hemicellulose component before subjecting the cellulose-rich residual material to a second-stage delignification process...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
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