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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817206/loureirin-b-promotes-insulin-secretion-through-inhibition-of-katp-channel-and-influx-of-intracellular-calcium
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Yijie Sha, Yuelin Zhang, Jing Cao, Kai Qian, Bing Niu, Qin Chen
The development of new diabetes drugs continues to be explored. Loureirin B, a flavonoid, extracted from Dracaena cochinchinensis, has been confirmed to increase insulin secretion and decrease blood glucose levels. For searching the promotion of insulin secretion with the treatment of loureirin B, experiments were employed based on cell experiments and computational methods. Firstly, promotion of insulin secretion was dependent on extracellular glucose concentration. At the genetic level, loureirin B enhanced the relative mRNA level of Pdx-1 and MafA...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817105/bioactive-compounds-from-mexican-varieties-of-the-common-bean-phaseolus-vulgaris-implications-for-health
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REVIEW
Celia Chávez-Mendoza, Esteban Sánchez
As Mexico is located within Mesoamerica, it is considered the site where the bean plant originated and where it was domesticated. Beans have been an integral part of the Mexican diet for thousands of years. Within the country, there are a number of genotypes possessing highly diverse physical and chemical properties. This review describes the major bioactive compounds contained on the Mexican varieties of the common bean. A brief analysis is carried out regarding the benefits they have on health. The effect of seed coat color on the nutraceutical compounds content is distinguished, where black bean stands out because it is high content of anthocyanins, polyphenols and flavonoids such as quercetin...
August 17, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817076/spirulina-maxima-extract-prevents-neurotoxicity-via-promoting-activation-of-bdnf-creb-signaling-pathways-in-neuronal-cells-and-mice
#3
Eun-Jeong Koh, Young-Jin Seo, Jia Choi, Hyeon Yong Lee, Do-Hyung Kang, Kui-Jin Kim, Boo-Yong Lee
Spirulina maxima is a microalgae which contains flavonoids and other polyphenols. Although Spirulina maxima 70% ethanol extract (SM70EE) has diverse beneficial effects, its effects on neurotoxicity have not been fully understood. In this study, we investigated the neuroprotective effects of SM70EE against trimethyltin (TMT)-induced neurotoxicity in HT-22 cells. SM70EE inhibited the cleavage of poly-ADP ribose polymerase (PARP). Besides, ROS production was decreased by down-regulating oxidative stress-associated enzymes...
August 17, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816607/investigation-of-a-green-process-for-the-polymerization-of-catechin
#4
Ayşe Ezgi Ünlü, Brinda Prasad, Kishan Anavekar, Paul Bubenheim, Andreas Liese
Flavonoids are polyphenolic secondary plant metabolites which possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Besides, they have been shown to exhibit increased antioxidant properties in their polymerized form. Catechins are one of the attractive class of flavonoids which belong to the group of flavan-3-ols. Polymerization of catechins have been investigated in numerous studies indicating the requirement of certain amount of organic solvent to provide the solubility of the monomer. However, many research projects have been conducted recently in order to replace toxic organic contaminants of the processes with environmentally friendly solvents...
August 17, 2017: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815474/influence-of-bio-fertilizer-containing-beneficial-fungi-and-rhizospheric-bacteria-on-health-promoting-compounds-and-antioxidant-activity-of-spinacia-oleracea-l
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Muhammad Khalid, Danial Hassani, Muhammad Bilal, Fayaz Asad, Danfeng Huang
BACKGROUND: This study evaluates the influences of bio fertilizers containing mycorrhizal fungi (Glomus fasciculatum, Glomus mosseae) individually or in combination with N-fixer (Azotobacter chroococcum), K solubilizer (Bacillus mucilaginous) and P solubilizer (Bacillus megaterium) on soil fertility and phytochemical levels of spinach. RESULTS: Root colonization by mycorrhizal fungi was increased in the presence of bacterial inoculation in comparison to individual inoculation treatments...
August 16, 2017: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814106/cameroonian-medicinal-plants-belonging-to-annonaceae-family-radical-scavenging-and-antifungal-activities
#6
Marguérite Kamdem Simo, Mireille Dongmo Nguepi, Modeste Lambert Sameza, Rufin Kouipou Toghueo, Fabrice Boyom Fekam, Guglielmina Froldi
The free-radical scavenging activity of ethanolic and methanolic extracts of leaves, stems and roots of Annona muricata, Monodora tenuifolia, Uvaria comperei, Uvaria muricata and Xylopia africana was evaluated using DPPH and ORAC assays. Further, phytochemical analysis, total phenolic and total flavonoid contents were also determined. Moreover, the antifungal activity of extracts was studied. The findings indicated that A. muricata and U. comperei extracts own antiradical activities and moderate antifungal properties...
August 17, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813608/hot-air-treatment-induces-disease-resistance-through-activating-the-phenylpropanoid-metabolism-in-cherry-tomato-fruit
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Yingying Wei, Dandan Zhou, Jing Peng, Leiqing Pan, Kang Tu
To explore the effects of hot air (HA, 38 °C for 12 h) treatment on phenylpropanoid metabolism in cherry tomatoes, phenylpropanoid metabolite levels and the activities and expression of key enzymes were analyzed in HA-treated fruit. HA treatment enhanced phenylpropanoid metabolism, as evidenced by elevated levels of phenolics and flavonoids, higher activities of phenylalanine ammonia-lyase and cinnamate-4-hydroxylase, and up-regulated expression of LeCHS, LeCHI, LeF3H, and LeFLS. Levels of several phenylpropanoid metabolites were higher after HA treatment, including p-coumaric acid, caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, isoquercitrin, quercetin, and rutin...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813209/galangin-a-natural-flavonoid-reduces-mitochondrial-oxidative-damage-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Amal A Aloud, Chinnadurai Veeramani, Chandramohan Govindasamy, Mohammed A Alsaif, Khalid S Al-Numair
OBJECTIVE: We designed this study to observe the effect of galangin on damaged mitochondria in the liver of diabetic rats. METHODS: Male albino Wistar rats were made diabetic by injecting streptozotocin (STZ) intraperitoneally (40 mg kg(-1) body weight (BW)). Galangin (8 mg kg(-1) BW) or glibenclamide (600 µg kg(-1) BW) was given orally daily once for 45 days to both healthy and diabetic rats. RESULTS: Diabetic rats showed significant (P < 0...
August 16, 2017: Redox Report: Communications in Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812343/xanthohumol-suppresses-mylip-idol-gene-expression-and-modulates-ldlr-abundance-and-activity-in-hepg2-cells
#9
Shih-Fen Chen, Pei-Yi Chen, Hao-Jen Hsu, Ming-Jiuan Wu, Jui-Hung Yen
Xanthohumol, a prenylated flavonoid found in hops (Humulus lupulus L.), exhibits multiple biological activities such as anti-atherosclerosis and hypolipidemic activities. In this study, we aim to investigate the hypocholesterolemic effects and molecular mechanisms of xanthohumol in hepatic cells. We found that xanthohumol (10 and 20 μM) increased the amount of cell-surface low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) from 100.0 ± 2.1% to 115.0±1.3% and 135.2±2.7%, and enhanced the LDL uptake activity from 100...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812026/evidence-of-immunosuppressive-and-th2-immune-polarizing-effects-of-antidiabetic-momordica-charantia-fruit-juice
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Rufine Fachinan, Adnette Fagninou, Magloire Pandoua Nekoua, Abdou Madjid Amoussa, Marius Adjagba, Latifou Lagnika, Anatole Lalèyè, Kabirou Moutairou, Akadiri Yessoufou
The mechanism of action of the antidiabetic capacity of Momordica charantia is still under investigation. Here, we assessed phytochemical compositions, antioxidant activity, and effects of total and filtered fruit and leafy stem juices of Momordica charantia on human T cell proliferation and differentiation through quantification of Th1/Th2 cytokines. In the absence of stimulation, total fruit and leafy stem juices induced significant T cell proliferation. Under PHA stimulation, both juices potentiated plant-induced T cell proliferation...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811827/pharmacodynamics-and-medicinal-chemistry-of-an-external-chinese-herbal-formula-for-mammary-precancerous-lesions
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Ruixue Chen, Guijuan Zhang, Yi Ma, Fengjie Bie, Hongxia Fan, Min Ma
Ruyan Neixiao Cream (RYNXC) is a traditional Chinese herbal formula for treating mammary precancerous disease. This study was carried out to investigate in vivo anticancer effect of RYNXC and multiple constituents. 32 virginal Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into blank control group (BC), mammary precancer models group (MODEL), tamoxifen group (TAM), and Ruyan Neixiao Cream group (RYNXC). TAM was intervened by tamoxifen; RYNXC was intervened by Ruyan Neixiao Cream. The chromatographic separation was performed by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) coupled with mass spectrometry (MS)...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811706/therapeutic-potential-of-flavonoids-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Ali Salaritabar, Behrad Darvishi, Farzaneh Hadjiakhoondi, Azadeh Manayi, Antoni Sureda, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Leo R Fitzpatrick, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi, Anupam Bishayee
The inflammatory process plays a central role in the development and progression of numerous pathological situations, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disorders. IBDs involve inflammation of the gastrointestinal area and mainly comprise Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). Both pathological situations usually involve recurring or bloody diarrhea, pain, fatigue and weight loss. There is at present no pharmacological cure for CD or UC...
July 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811686/influence-of-the-flavonoid-quercetin-on-antioxidant-status-lipid-peroxidation-and-histopathological-changes-in-hyperammonemic-rats
#13
Sivamani Kanimozhi, Pakkiri Bhavani, Perumal Subramanian
We have studied the ability of quercetin (a bioflavonoid) in tackling oxidative stress to alleviate the symptoms during ammonium chloride-induced hyperammonemia. Hyperammonemia was induced by the treatment of ammonium chloride (AC) 100 mg/kg b.w for 56 days. Hyperammonemic rats exhibited reduced urea (in plasma) and increased ammonia (in blood), uric acid (in plasma), creatinine (in serum), oxidative stress markers (thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) and hydroperoxides (HP) and decreased levels of antioxidants (enzymatic and non-enzymatic) superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), reduced glutathione (GSH) in plasma and tissues (liver and brain) vitamins E and C (in plasma))...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811126/flavonoids-from-psersimmon-diospyros-kaki-l-leaves-inhibit-proliferation-and-induce-apoptosis-in-pc-3%C3%A2-cells-by-activation-of-oxidative-stress-and-mitochondrial-apoptosis
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Yan Ding, Kai Ren, Huanhuan Dong, Fei Song, Jing Chen, Youtian Guo, Yanshan Liu, Weijie Tao, Yali Zhang
Persimmon (Diospyros kaki L.) leaves are extensively used in Chinese medicine and are also excellent source of dietary polyphenols. Here we investigated the antiproliferative and pro-apoptotic activity of the total flavonoids extracted from persimmon leaves (FPL) in PC-3 cells. After treating cells with different concentration of FPL, Quercetin or Rutin for 24 h, MTT and flow cytometry were used to measure the cytotoxicity, apoptotic rate and cell cycle arrest. Compared with Quercetin and Rutin, FPL showed higher cytotoxicity at 12...
August 12, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810652/expression-of-prostate-stem-cell-antigen-is-downregulated-during-flavonoid-induced-cytotoxicity-in-prostate-cancer-cells
#15
Qiang Zhang, Guangdong Cheng, Hongbin Qiu, Yuexin Wang, Jingtao Wang, Hui Xu, Tao Zhang, Lixin Liu, Ye Tao, Zhongjuan Ren
Prostate stem cell antigen (PSCA) is expressed in the majority of prostate cancer cases and may be a potential therapeutic target in the treatment of prostate cancer. The present study evaluated the cytotoxicity of three flavonoids (genistein, luteolin and quercetin) towards DU145 prostate cancer cells, and investigated the effect of these flavonoids on PSCA expression. The results demonstrated that genistein, luteolin and quercetin inhibited the growth of DU145 cells in a dose-dependent manner (P<0.05) and induced morphological changes characteristic of apoptosis in DU145 cells...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810627/carthamin-yellow-inhibits-matrix-degradation-and-inflammation-induced-by-lps-in-the-intervertebral-disc-via-suppression-of-mapk-pathway-activation
#16
Bin Chen, Han-Tao Wang, Bo Yu, Ji-Dong Zhang, Yu Feng
Carthamin yellow (CY), which is a flavonoid compound isolated from safflower, has various pharmacological effects including promoting blood circulation to remove blood stasis and alleviating pain. CY is a herb used in Chinese traditional medicines. Intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) is a common spinal disorder and degeneration of nucleus pulposus (NP) cells and inflammation are significant parts of the pathological cascade. The curative effect of CY on NP cells in association with degeneration and inflammation remains to be elucidated...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810591/dual-character-of-flavonoids-in-attenuating-and-aggravating-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-myocardial-injury
#17
Wenqiang Li, Yun Li, Ruifang Sun, Sumei Zhou, Meifeng Li, Mingchen Feng, Yingguang Xie
The concept that flavonoids exert cardioprotection against myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury has been acknowledged by a large body of evidence. However, recent studies reported cardiotoxic effects of certain flavonoids, while the underlying mechanisms have remained largely elusive. Flavonoids have been demonstrated to activate aryl hydrocarbon receptor (Ahr), which is implicated in an array of cell signaling processes. The present study examined the cardioprotective roles of quercetin (Qu) and β-naphthoflavone (β-NF) against I/R injury and explored whether the underlying mechanism proceeds via molecular signaling downstream of Ahr...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810527/icariin-combined-with-snailase-shows-improved-intestinal-hydrolysis-and-absorption-in-osteoporosis-rats
#18
Congyan Liu, Xia Gao, Yuping Liu, Mengmeng Huang, Ding Qu, Yan Chen
Icariin has a significant anti-osteoporotic activity, but its clinical application is limited due to a poor oral bioavailability especially under pathological conditions like osteoporosis. Based on the intestinal absorption and metabolism characteristics of icariin in the osteoporosis rats, a kind of simple enteric capsules containing icariin and snailase was designed to overcome this issue in this study. Snailase was secleted as the most efficient exogenous hydrolase of icariin and the related hydrolysis reaction parameters were optimized in the artificial intestinal liquid...
August 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810288/overexpression-of-demeter-a-dna-demethylase-promotes-early-apical-bud-maturation-in-poplar
#19
Daniel Conde, Alicia Moreno-Cortés, Christopher Dervinis, José M Ramos-Sánchez, Matias Kirst, Mariano Perales, Pablo González-Melendi, Isabel Allona
The transition from active growth to dormancy is critical for the survival of perennial plants. We identified a DEMETER-like (CsDML) cDNA from a winter-enriched cDNA subtractive library in chestnut (Castanea sativa Mill.), an economically and ecologically important species. Next, we characterized this DNA demethylase and its putative orthologue in the more experimentally tractable hybrid poplar (Populus tremula x alba), under the signals that trigger bud dormancy in trees. We performed phylogenetic and protein sequence analysis, gene expression profiling and 5mC immunodetection studies to evaluate the role of CsDML and its homologue in poplar, PtaDML6...
August 15, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808394/antiproliferative-activity-of-haematoxylum-brasiletto-h-karst
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J Bello-Martínez, M Jiménez-Estrada, J L Rosas-Acevedo, L P Avila-Caballero, M Vidal-Gutierrez, C Patiño-Morales, E Ortiz-Sánchez, R E Robles-Zepeda
BACKGROUND: Haematoxylum brasiletto is a tree that grows in Central America, commonly known as "Palo de Brasil," which is used in the traditional medicine for the treatment of cancer and gastric ulcers. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to isolate the compounds responsible for antiproliferative activity of H. brasiletto. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A bioassay-guided fractionation of ethanol extract of H. brasiletto was performed using 3-(4, 5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2, 5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide cell proliferation assay to measure the antiproliferative activity on six human cancer cell lines (A549, LS180, HeLa, SiHa, MDA-MB-231, and NCI-H1299) and one human noncancer cell line (ARPE-19)...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
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