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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212288/the-search-for-dietary-supplements-to-elevate-or-activate-circulating-paraoxonases
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REVIEW
José M Lou-Bonafonte, Clara Gabás-Rivera, María A Navarro, Jesús Osada
Low levels of paraoxonase 1 (PON1) have been associated with the development of several pathological conditions, whereas high levels have been shown to be anti-atherosclerotic in mouse models. These findings suggest that PON1 could be a good surrogate biomarker. The other members of the family, namely PON2 and PON3, the role of which has been much less studied, deserve more attention. This paper provides a systematic review of current evidence concerning dietary supplements in that regard. Preliminary studies indicate that the response to dietary supplements may have a nutrigenetic aspect that will need to be considered in large population studies or in clinical trials...
February 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211698/demethylation-of-polymethoxyflavones-by-human-gut-bacterium-blautia-sp-mrg-pmf1
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Supawadee Burapan, Mihyang Kim, Jaehong Han
Polymethoxyflavones (PMFs) were biotransformed to various demethylated metabolites in the human intestine by the PMF-metabolizing bacterium, Blautia sp. MRG-PMF1. Because the newly formed metabolites can have different biological activities, the pathways and regioselectivity of PMF bioconversion were investigated. Using an anaerobic in vitro study, 12 PMFs, 5,7-dimethoxyflavone (5,7-DMF), 5-hydroxy-7-methoxyflavone (5-OH-7-MF), 3,5,7-trimethoxyflavone (3,5,7-TMF), 5-hydroxy-3,7-dimethoxyflavone (5-OH-3,7-DMF), 5,7,4'-trimethoxyflavone (5,7,4'-TMF), 5-hydroxy-7,4'-dimethoxyflavone (5-OH-7,4'-DMF), 3,5,7,4'-tetramethoxyflavone (3,5,7,4'-TMF), 5-hydroxy-3,7,4'-trimethoxyflavone (5-OH-3,7,4'-TMF), 5,7,3',4'-tetramethoxyflavone (5,7,3',4'-TMF), 3,5,7,3',4'-pentamethoxyflavone (3,5,7,3',4'-PMF), 5-hydroxy-3,7,3',4'-tetramethoxyflavone (5-OH-3,7,3',4'-TMF), and 5,3'-dihydroxy-3,7,4'-trimethoxyflavone (5,3'-diOH-3,7,4'-TMF), were converted to chrysin, apigenin, galangin, kaempferol, luteolin, and quercetin after complete demethylation...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211296/recommendations-for-the-medical-management-of-chronic-venous-disease-the-role-of-micronized-purified-flavanoid-fraction-mpff
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Ronald Bush, Anthony Comerota, Mark Meissner, Joseph D Raffetto, Steven R Hahn, Katherine Freeman
Scope A systematic review of the clinical literature concerning medical management of chronic venous disease with the venoactive therapy Micronized Purified Flavonoid Fraction was conducted in addition to an investigation of the hemodynamics and mechanism of chronic venous disease. Methods The systematic review of the literature focused on the use of Micronized Purified Flavonoid Fraction (diosmin) which has recently become available in the US, in the management of chronic venous disease. The primary goal was to assess the level of evidence of the role of Micronized Purified Flavonoid Fraction in the healing of ulcers, and secondarily on the improvement of the symptoms of chronic venous disease such as edema...
April 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211089/icariin-promotes-mouse-hair-follicle-growth-by-increasing-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-expression-in-dermal-papillary-cells
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Y-S Su, Z-X Fan, S-E Xiao, B-J Lin, Y Miao, Z-Q Hu, H Liu
BACKGROUND: Icariin is a major flavonoid isolated from Epimedium spp. leaves (Epimedium Herba), and has multiple pharmacological functions, including anti-angiogenesis, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and immunoprotective effects. AIM: To investigate whether icariin can stimulate growth of hair follicles in mice and the underlying mechanism. METHODS: In vitro, the effect of icariin on hair growth was assessed by using a vibrissae hair follicle (VHF) organ-culture model...
February 16, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210222/icariside-ii-a-broad-spectrum-anti-cancer-agent-reverses-beta-amyloid-induced-cognitive-impairment-through-reducing-inflammation-and-apoptosis-in-rats
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Yuanyuan Deng, Long Long, Keke Wang, Jiayin Zhou, Lingrong Zeng, Lianzi He, Qihai Gong
Beta-amyloid (Aβ) deposition, associated neuronal apoptosis and neuroinflammation are considered as the important factors which lead to cognitive deficits in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Icariside II (ICS II), an active flavonoid compound derived from Epimedium brevicornum Maxim, has been extensively used to treat erectile dysfunction, osteoporosis and dementia in traditional Chinese medicine. Recently, ICS II attracts great interest due to its broad-spectrum anti-cancer property. ICS II shows an anti-inflammatory potential both in cancer treatment and cerebral ischemia-reperfusion...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209447/topical-aqueous-extract-of-ephedra-alata-can-improve-wound-healing-in-an-animal-model
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Naim Kittana, Hanood Abu-Rass, Ruba Sabra, Lama Manasra, Hadeel Hanany, Nidal Jaradat, Fatima Hussein, Abdel Naser Zaid
PURPOSE: Ephedra alata (E. alata) is perennial tough shrub plant that grows in Palestine and other regions. It is used often in folk's medicine for the treatment of various diseases. In this project, E. alata extract was tested for its ability to improve wound and burn healing. METHODS: An aqueous extract of E. alata was prepared and underwent several phytochemical analyses for the presence of the major classes of phytochemical compounds. After that, a polyethylene glycol-based ointment containing the extract of E...
January 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208739/a-guide-to-the-variability-of-flavonoids-in-brassica-oleracea
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REVIEW
Vera Mageney, Susanne Neugart, Dirk C Albach
Flavonoids represent a typical secondary metabolite class present in cruciferous vegetables. Their potential as natural antioxidants has raised considerable scientific interest. Impacts on the human body after food consumption as well as their effect as pharmaceutical supplements are therefore under investigation. Their numerous physiological functions make them a promising tool for breeding purposes. General methods for flavonoid analysis are well established, though new compounds are still being identified...
February 8, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208727/bioactive-benzofuran-derivatives-from-cortex-mori-radicis-and-their-neuroprotective-and-analgesic-activities-mediated-by-mglur%C3%A2
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Ya-Nan Wang, Mao-Feng Liu, Wei-Zhen Hou, Rui-Ming Xu, Jie Gao, An-Qi Lu, Mei-Ping Xie, Lan Li, Jian-Jun Zhang, Ying Peng, Li-Li Ma, Xiao-Liang Wang, Jian-Gong Shi, Su-Juan Wang
Four new benzofuran-type stilbene glycosides and 14 known compounds including 8 benzofuran-type stilbenes and 6 flavonoids were isolated from the traditional Chinese medicine, Cortex Mori Radicis. The new compounds were identified as (9R)-moracin P 3'-O-α-l-arabinopyranoside (1), (9R)-moracin P 9-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (2), (9R)-moracin P 3'-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (3), and (9R)-moracin O 10-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (4) based on the spectroscopic interpretation and chemical analysis. Three benzofuran-type stilbenes, moracin O (5), R (7), and P (8) showed significant neuroprotective activity against glutamate-induced cell death in SK-N-SH cells...
February 8, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208627/phytochemical-analysis-of-agrimonia-pilosa-ledeb-its-antioxidant-activity-and-aldose-reductase-inhibitory-potential
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Set Byeol Kim, Seung Hwan Hwang, Hong-Won Suh, Soon Sung Lim
The aim of this study was to determine aldose reductase (AR) inhibitory activity and 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical scavenging activity of compounds from Agrimonia pilosa Ledeb (AP). We isolated agrimoniin (AM), four flavonoid glucosides and two flavonoid glucuronides from the n-butanol fraction of AP 50% methanol extract. In addition to isolated compounds, the AR-inhibitory activity and the DPPH free radical scavenging activity of catechin, 5-flavonoids, and 4-flavonoid glucosides (known components of AP) against rat lens AR (RLAR) and DPPH assay were measured...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208574/complexation-of-phytochemicals-with-cyclodextrin-derivatives-an-insight
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REVIEW
Vasanti Suvarna, Parul Gujar, Manikanta Murahari
Natural compounds have been attracting huge attention because of their broad therapeutic properties with specificity in their action in human health care as functional foods, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. However poor bioavailability and reduced bioactivity attributed to poor solubility and instability is the major drawback hindering the incorporation of these therapeutically potential molecules in novel drug delivery systems. Based on the findings of reported research investigations; complexation of poorly water soluble phytochemicals with cyclodextrins has emerged to be a promising approach to improve their aqueous solubility, stability, rate of dissolution and bioavailability...
February 12, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208283/online-three-dimensional-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-method-for-the-separation-of-complex-samples
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Shuangyuan Wang, Xianzhe Shi, Guowang Xu
In this work, a novel online three dimensional liquid chromatography (3D-LC) system was first developed by effectively coupling of preseparation and comprehensive 2D-LC using a stop-flow interface, aiming at improving the separation of complex samples. The sample was separated into two or several fractions through the first dimensional separation, and then each fraction was transferred in an orderly way into the following comprehensive 2D-LC part for further analysis. More optimal conditions could be operated in the second and third dimensions according to the properties of each fraction...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207970/molecular-characterization-of-the-c-glucosylation-for-puerarin-biosynthesis-in-pueraria-lobata
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Xin Wang, Changfu Li, Chen Zhou, Jia Li, Yansheng Zhang
C-glycosyltransferases (CGTs) are important enzymes that are responsible for the synthesis of the C-glycosides of flavonoids and isoflavonoids. Flavonoid CGTs have been molecularly characterized from several plant species; however, to date, no gene encoding an isoflavonoid CGT has been reported from any plant species. A significant example of an isoflavonoid C-glycoside is puerarin, a compound that contributes to the major medicinal effects of Pueraria lobata. Knowledge regarding the C-glucosylation that occurs during puerarin biosynthesis remains scant...
February 16, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206732/clinical-efficacy-and-safety-of-a-new-once-daily-1000-mg-suspension-versus-twice-daily-500-mg-tablets-of-micronized-purified-flavonoid-fraction-in-patients-with-symptomatic-chronic-venous-disorders-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Patrick Carpentier, Debora Karetova, Harunarashid Hanafiah, Elisabeth Enriquez-Vega, Andrej Dzupina, Miso Sabovic, Lourdes Reina Gutierrez, Somboom Subwongcharoen, Hasan Tüzün, Arnaud Maggioli
BACKGROUND: Chronic venous disorders (CVD) is estimated to affect 30% to 50% of women and 10% to 30% of men. The most widely prescribed treatment for CVD worldwide is micronized purified flavonoid fraction 500 mg (MPFF). The aim of this clinical trial was to develop a new once daily 1000 mg oral suspension of MPFF. METHODS: In an international, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group study, symptomatic individuals classified CEAP C0s to C4s were randomized in either treatment arm and treated for 8 weeks...
February 15, 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204816/antioxidant-and-cytoprotective-effects-of-morin-against-hydrogen-peroxide-induced-oxidative-stress-are-associated-with-the-induction-of-nrf-2%C3%A2-mediated-ho-1-expression-in-v79-4-chinese-hamster-lung-fibroblasts
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Moon Hee Lee, Hee-Jae Cha, Eun Ok Choi, Min Ho Han, Sung Ok Kim, Gi-Young Kim, Su Hyun Hong, Cheol Park, Sung-Kwon Moon, Soon-Jeong Jeong, Moon-Jin Jeong, Wun-Jae Kim, Yung Hyun Choi
Natural phytochemicals of plant origin, including flavonoids, have been found to be potent antioxidants providing beneficial effects against oxidative stress-related diseases. The present study was carried out to investigate the antioxidant properties of morin, a flavonoid originally isolated from the flowering plants of the Moraceae family. Superoxide dismutase (SOD)‑like activity and 2,2'‑azino‑bis‑(3‑ethylbenzothiazoline‑6‑sulfonic acid) (ABTS•+) radical scavenging activity were determined...
January 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202192/ordered-mesoporous-silica-functionalized-with-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-derivative-for-stereoisomer-separation-of-flavanones-and-flavanone-glycosides-by-nano-liquid-chromatography-and-capillary-electrochromatography
#15
Mariana Silva, Damián Pérez-Quintanilla, Sonia Morante-Zarcero, Isabel Sierra, María Luisa Marina, Zeineb Aturki, Salvatore Fanali
In this paper a chiral stationary phase (CSP) was prepared by the immobilization of a β-CD derivative (3,5-dimethylphenylcarbamoylated β-CD) onto the surface of amino-functionalized spherical ordered mesoporous silica (denoted as SM) via a urea linkage using the Staudinger reaction. The CSP was packed into fused silica capillaries 100μm I.D. and evaluated by means of nano-liquid chromatography (nano-LC) and capillary electrochromatography (CEC) using model compounds for the enantio- and the diastereomeric separation...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202103/deterrent-activity-of-hops-flavonoids-and-their-derivatives-against-stored-product-pests
#16
J Jackowski, J Popłoński, K Twardowska, J Magiera-Dulewicz, M Hurej, E Huszcza
Five flavonoids from hops, two of their derivatives, along with naringenin used as a model compound, were tested for their antifeedant activity against three coleopteran stored product pests: Sitophilus granarius L., Tribolium confusum Duv. and Trogoderma granarium Everts. The introduction, into the tested flavonoid molecules, of additional structural fragments such as prenyl or dimethylpyran moiety, is proposed to significantly alter the deterrent activity of the compounds. The prenyl moiety in flavonoids increased the deterrent activity of these compounds in all three of the grain feeding species used in the tests...
February 16, 2017: Bulletin of Entomological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201992/high-flavonoid-accompanied-with-high-starch-accumulation-triggered-by-nutrient-starvation-in-bioenergy-crop-duckweed-landoltia-punctata
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Xiang Tao, Yang Fang, Meng-Jun Huang, Yao Xiao, Yang Liu, Xin-Rong Ma, Hai Zhao
BACKGROUND: As the fastest growing plant, duckweed can thrive on anthropogenic wastewater. The purple-backed duckweed, Landoltia punctata, is rich in starch and flavonoids. However, the molecular biological basis of high flavonoid and low lignin content remains largely unknown, as does the best method to combine nutrients removed from sewage and the utilization value improvement of duckweed biomass. RESULTS: A combined omics study was performed to investigate the biosynthesis of flavonoid and the metabolic flux changes in L...
February 15, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201973/flavonoids-active-against-osteosarcoma-a-review-of-the-molecular-mechanisms-involved
#18
Hui Liu, Yutong Gao, Yonghui Dong, Peng Cheng, Anmin Chen, Hui Huang
Osteosarcoma is the most frequent primitive malignant bone tumor affecting adolescents and young adults worldwide. The tumor exhibits aggressive growth in the primary site and readily metastasizes to other organs. There has been no significant improvement in the 5-year survival rate since the 1970s and the figure remains at 60-70%. In addition, the side effects of chemotherapeutic drugs and resistance to chemotherapy compromise the effects of treatment for osteosarcoma. In recent years, the development of flavonoids drugs inhibiting carcinogenesis is attracting great interest in the scientific community...
February 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199969/astragalin-induced-cell-death-is-caspase-dependent-and-enhances-the-susceptibility-of-lung-cancer-cells-to-tumor-necrosis-factor-by-inhibiting-the-nf-%C3%B0%C2%BAb-pathway
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Minghui Chen, Fangfang Cai, Daolong Zha, Xueshi Wang, Wenjing Zhang, Yan He, Qilai Huang, Hongqin Zhuang, Zi-Chun Hua
Flavonoids are naturally occurring polyphenolic compounds and are among the most promising anticancer agents. Here, we demonstrate that the flavonoid astragalin (AG), also known as kaempferol-3-O-β-D-glucoside, induces cell death. This was prevented by the caspase inhibitors z-DEVD-FMK and z-LEHD-FMK. AG-induced cell death was associated with an increase in the Bax:Bcl-2 ratio and amplified by the inhibition of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK)-1/2 and Akt signaling. Meanwhile, AG suppressed LPS-induced NF-κB activation...
February 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198525/an-investigation-on-cardioprotective-potential-of-marrubium-vulgare-aqueous-fraction-against-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-isolated-rat-heart
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Alireza Garjani, Dena Tila, Sanaz Hamedeyazdan, Haleh Vaez, Maryam Rameshrad, Mahdiyeh Pashaii, Fatemeh Fathiazad
The aim of this study was to evaluate the cardioprotective effects of aqueous fraction of M. vulgare hydroalcoholic extract on cardiac parameters in ischemic-reperfused isolated rat hearts. The aerial parts of the plant were extracted with methanol 70% by maceration. The water-soluble portion of the total hydroalcoholic extract was prepared with liquid-liquid extraction (LLE). Afterwards, the antioxidant activity, total phenolic and flavonoids content of the aqueous fraction were determined. In order to evaluate the effects of the aqueous fraction on cardiac parameters and I/R injury, the Langendroff method was used on Male Wistar rats...
February 15, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
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