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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352172/hemoglobin-catalyzes-coa-degradation-and-thiol-addition-to-flavonoids
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Toshiki Nagakubo, Takuto Kumano, Yoshiteru Hashimoto, Michihiko Kobayashi
In the presence of CoA, cell-free extracts prepared from porcine liver was found to convert 7,8-dihydroxyflavone (DHF) to a pantetheine conjugate, which was a novel flavonoid. We purified a 7,8-DHF-converting enzyme from the extracts, and identified it as hemoglobin (Hb). The purified Hb showed the following two activities: (i) degradation of CoA into pantetheine through hydrolytic cleavage to yield pantetheine and 3'-phospho-adenosine-5'-diphosphate (ADP) independently of heme, and (ii) addition of a thiol (e...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351879/the-importance-of-monochromatic-lights-in-the-production-of-phenolic-acids-and-flavonoids-in-shoot-cultures-of-aronia-melanocarpa-aronia-arbutifolia-and-aronia%C3%A2-%C3%A3-%C3%A2-prunifolia
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Agnieszka Szopa, Anna Starzec, Halina Ekiert
Shoot cultures of Aronia melanocarpa, A. arbutifolia and A. × prunifolia were maintained on Murashige and Skoog medium with 1 mg/l each of BA and NAA under monochromatic lights (far-red, red, blue lights, UV-A-irradiation), in darkness, and under white light (control). HPLC-DAD analyses of 19 phenolic acids and 11 flavonoids in methanolic extracts from the shoots revealed in all of them the presence of three depsides (chlorogenic, neochlorogenic and rosmarinic acids), protocatechuic acid, four flavonoid glycosides (cynaroside, quercitrin, hyperoside and rutoside), and additionally, in A...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350299/mutagenicity-cytotoxic-and-antioxidant-activities-of-ricinus-communis-different-parts
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Mazhar Abbas, Abid Ali, Muhammad Arshad, Asia Atta, Zahed Mehmood, Imtiaz Mahmood Tahir, Munawar Iqbal
Ricinus communis (castor plant) is a potent medicinal plant, which is commonly used in the treatment of various ailments. The present study was conducted to appraise the cytotoxicity and mutagenicity of R. communis along with antioxidant and antimicrobial activities. Cytotoxicity was evaluated by hemolytic and brine shrimp assays, whereas Ames test (TA98 and TA100) was used for mutagenicity evaluation. Plant different parts were extracted in methanol by shaking, sonication and Soxhlet extraction methods. The R...
January 19, 2018: Chemistry Central Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350256/analysis-of-phenolic-compounds-in-different-parts-of-pomegranate-punica-granatum-fruit-by-hplc-pda-esi-ms-and-evaluation-of-their-antioxidant-activity-application-to-different-italian-varieties
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Marina Russo, Chiara Fanali, Giusy Tripodo, Paola Dugo, Rosario Muleo, Laura Dugo, Laura De Gara, Luigi Mondello
The analysis of pomegranate phenolic compounds belonging to different classes in different fruit parts was performed by high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with photodiode array and mass spectrometry detection. Two different separation methods were optimized for the analysis of anthocyanins and hydrolyzable tannins along with phenolic acids and flavonoids. Two C18 columns, core-shell and fully porous particle stationary phases, were used. The parameters for separation of phenolic compounds were optimized considering chromatographic resolution and analysis time...
January 19, 2018: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350056/new-isolates-from-leaves-of-nicotiana-tabacum-and-their-biological-activities
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Shanzhai Shang, Jianlian Shi, Jianguo Tang, Juxing Jiang, Wei Zhao, Xudong Zheng, Ping Lei, Jingmei Han, Chengya Wang, Dalin Yuan, Guangyu Yang, Yongkuan Chen, Mingming Miao
Three new isolates (1-3) including one new sterol and two new flavonoids together with three known sterols (4-6) were isolated from the leaves of Nicotiana tabacum. Their structures were determined mainly by spectroscopic methods, including extensive 1D and 2D NMR techniques. All compounds were evaluated for their anti-tobacco mosaic virus and cytotoxic activities. The results showed that compounds 2 and 3 exhibited high anti-TMV activity with inhibition rate of 34.2 and 33.4%, respectively, which were roughly equivalent to that of positive control...
January 19, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349835/optimization-of-aqueous-extraction-from-kalanchoe-pinnata-leaves-to-obtain-the-highest-content-of-an-anti-inflammatory-flavonoid-using-a-response-surface-model
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Luana Beatriz Dos Santos Nascimento, Paula Fernandes de Aguiar, Marcos Vinicius Leal-Costa, Marcela Araújo Soares Coutinho, Maria Paula Gonçalves Borsodi, Bartira Rossi-Bergmann, Eliana Schwartz Tavares, Sônia Soares Costa
INTRODUCTION: The medicinal plant Kalanchoe pinnata is a phenolic-rich species used worldwide. The reports on its pharmacological uses have increased by 70% in the last 10 years. The leaves of this plant are the main source of an unusual quercetin-diglycosyl flavonoid (QAR, quercetin arabinopyranosyl rhamnopyranoside), which can be easily extracted using water. QAR possess a strong in vivo anti-inflammatory activity. OBJECTIVE: To optimize the aqueous extraction of QAR from K...
January 19, 2018: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349649/structure-activity-relationships-of-flavanones-flavanone-glycosides-and-flavones-in-anti-degranulation-activity-in-rat-basophilic-leukemia-rbl-2h3-cells
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Toshiro Noshita, Kaori Miura, Kaoru Ikeda, Hidekazu Ouchi, Takuya Matsumoto, Akihiro Tai
The incidence of type I allergies, which are associated with mast cell degranulation and local inflammation, is increasing, and new treatments are needed. To date, structure-activity relationships of flavonoids in their degranulation-inhibiting activity have not been systematically characterized. In the current study, the degranulation-inhibiting activity of a series of flavonoids was evaluated. The following three observations were made: (1) the activity disappears when a sugar moiety is introduced into the A ring of the flavanone; (2) the activity depends on the number of hydroxyl groups on the B ring; (3) the activity is markedly enhanced when a double bond is introduced into the C ring...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348836/vitexin-confers-hsf-1-mediated-autophagic-cell-death-by-activating-jnk-and-apol1-in-colorectal-carcinoma-cells
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Monika Bhardwaj, Souren Paul, Rekha Jakhar, Imran Khan, Ji In Kang, Ho Min Kim, Jong Won Yun, Seon-Jin Lee, Hee Jun Cho, Hee Gu Lee, Sun Chul Kang
Heat shock transcription factor-1 (HSF-1) guards the cancerous cells proteome against the alterations in protein homeostasis generated by their hostile tumor microenvironment. Contrasting with the classical induction of heat shock proteins, the pro-oncogenic activities of HSF-1 remains to be explored. Therefore, cancer's fragile proteostatic pathway governed by HSF-1 could be a potential therapeutic target and novel biomarker by natural compounds. Vitexin, a natural flavonoid has been documented as a potent anti-tumor agent on various cell lines...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348256/flavonoids-dairy-foods-and-cardiovascular-and-metabolic-health-a-review-of-emerging-biologic-pathways
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REVIEW
Dariush Mozaffarian, Jason H Y Wu
A growing body of nutritional science highlights the complex mechanisms and pleiotropic pathways of cardiometabolic effects of different foods. Among these, some of the most exciting advances are occurring in the area of flavonoids, bioactive phytochemicals found in plant foods; and in the area of dairy, including milk, yogurt, and cheese. Many of the relevant ingredients and mechanistic pathways are now being clarified, shedding new light on both the ingredients and the pathways for how diet influences health and well-being...
January 19, 2018: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348087/phytochemical-screening-and-antibacterial-activity-of-different-solvent-extracted-samples-of-arisaema-jacquemontii
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Madiha Iqbal, Jehan Bakht, Mohammad Shafi
The current research was carried out to assess the antibacterial activities and phytochemical analysis of the methanol, n-hexane, ethyl acetate, n-butanol soluble fractions and aqueous extracts of the tubers of Arisaema jacquemontii. All the extracts were tested for their antibacterial potential at 1, 2 and 3 mg disc-1 concentrations against 6 bacterial strains through disc diffusion suseptibility assay. The data suggested that different extracts showed varying degree of growth inhibition against the tested microbes...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348083/gc-ms-and-hplc-profiles-of-phenolic-fractions-of-the-leaf-of-telfairia-occidentalis
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Olorunfemi A Eseyin, Munavvar A Sattar, Hassaan A Rathore, Flora Aigbe, Sheryar Afzal, Ashfaq Ahmad, Mohammed Lazhari, Safia Akthar
Telfairia occidentalis possesses high antioxidant activity. However, the antioxidant components of the plant have not yet been identified. This study was undertaken to identify the phenolics in the leaf of the plant. Extract and fractions of the leaf of the plant were analysed using the HPLC and GCMS. HPLC analysis revealed the presence of gallic acid (22.19μg/mg), catechin (29.17μg/mg), caffeic acid (9.17μg/mg), ferulic acid (0.94μg/mg), sinapic acid (1.91 μg/mg) and 4-hydroxy benzoic acid (43.86 μg/mg) in the aqueous extract...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348082/nephrotoxic-effects-of-valeriana-wallichii
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Naveed Ullah, Mir Azam Khan, Abdur Rauf, Taous Khan, Ghulam Murtaza, Salimullah Khan, Ismail Shah
Aminoglycosides are the commonly used antibiotics against Gram negative bacteria. Their clinical applications are limited due to nephrotoxic side effects. Therefore, the current study was undertaken in an attempt to increase the use of these drugs without causing nephrotoxicity by exploring the nephroprotective effects of a medicinal plant with high flavonoid contents and strong antioxidant properties, namely Valeriana wallichii. A daily dose of 200mg/kg of the extract derived from V. wallichii was employed for a period of three weeks...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347857/mulberry-leaves-and-their-potential-effects-against-cardiometabolic-risks-a-review-of-chemical-compositions-biological-properties-and-clinical-efficacy
#13
Thanchanit Thaipitakwong, Surawej Numhom, Pornanong Aramwit
CONTEXT: Cardiometabolic risks are regarded as the crucial factors associated with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Regarding an increased attention to medicinal plants in the current healthcare system, the effects of mulberry (Morus spp., Moraceae) leaves on cardiometabolic risks have been consecutively considered in scientific research. OBJECTIVE: The present review compiles and summarizes the chemical compositions, biological properties and clinical efficacy of mulberry leaves that are related to the amelioration of cardiometabolic risks...
December 2018: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346322/regioselective-synthesis-of-procyanidin-b6-a-4-6-condensed-catechin-dimer-by-intramolecular-condensation
#14
Yusuke Higashino, Taisuke Okamoto, Kazuki Mori, Takashi Kawasaki, Masahiro Hamada, Noriyuki Nakajima, Akiko Saito
Proanthocyanidins, also known as condensed tannins or oligomeric flavonoids, are found in many edible plants and exhibit interesting biological activities. Herein, we report a new, simple method for the stereoselective synthesis of procyanidin B6, a (+)-catechin-(4-6)-(+)-catechin dimer, by Lewis acid-catalyzed intramolecular condensation. The 5-O-t-butyldimethylsilyl (TBDMS) group of 5,7,3'4'-tetra-O-TBDMS-(+)-catechin was regioselectively removed using trifluoroacetic acid, leading to the "regio-controlled" synthesis of procyanidin B6...
January 18, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345961/effects-of-quercetin-kaempferol-and-exogenous-glutathione-on-phospho-and-total-akt-in-3t3-l1-preadipocytes
#15
William Y Boadi, Andrew Lo
Obesity has been reported to be a risk factor for some types of cancer, such as prostate and lung. The AKT or PI3K-AKT is a signal transduction pathway that promotes survival and growth in response to extracellular signals. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of two flavonoids, quercetin and kaempferol, and exogenous glutathione (GSH) on the expressions of phospho- and total-AKT levels in 3T3-L1 preadipocytes. Glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) levels were measured in the treated samples and used as the internal standard...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345470/a-bioinspired-cascade-sequence-enables-facile-assembly-of-methanodibenzo-b-f-1-5-dioxocin-flavonoid-scaffold
#16
Hongxin Liu, Yu Wang, Xueying Guo, Luqiong Huo, Zhifang Xu, Weimin Zhang, Shengxiang Qiu, Bao Yang, Haibo Tan
A remarkable bioinspired EDDA-mediated method for the selective construction of biologically interesting and highly strained bridged methanodibenzo[b,f][1,5]dioxocin flavonoid scaffold was uncovered by starting from a variety of readily available acylphloroglucinol and 2-hydroxycinnamaldehyde substrates. This method merges a fascinating olefin isomerization/hemiacetallization/dehydration/[3 + 3]-type cycloaddition cascade reaction driven by an in situ generated chromenylium intermediate and provides a convenient and viable synthetic strategy for the efficient access of such flavonoid analogues...
January 18, 2018: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345217/statistical-analysis-of-human-microarray-data-shows-that-dietary-intervention-with-n-3-fatty-acids-flavonoids-and-resveratrol-enriches-for-immune-response-and-disease-pathways
#17
Alix Warburton, Olga Vasieva, Peter Quinn, James P Stewart, John P Quinn
n-3 Fatty acids, flavonoids and resveratrol are well publicised for their beneficial effects on human health and wellbeing. Identifying common, underlying biological mechanisms targeted by these functional foods would therefore be informative for the public health sector for advising on nutritional health and disease, food and drug product development and consumer interest. The aim of this study was to explore the potential effects of gene expression changes associated with n-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, flavonoids and resveratrol on modifying biological systems and disease pathways...
January 18, 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344421/anti-aging-implications-of-astragalus-membranaceus-huangqi-a-well-known-chinese-tonic
#18
REVIEW
Ping Liu, Haiping Zhao, Yumin Luo
Owing to a dramatic increase in average life expectancy and the Family Planning program of the 1970s - 1990s, China is rapidly becoming an aging society. Therefore, the investigation of healthspan-extending drugs becomes more urgent. Astragalus membranaceus (Huangqi) is a major medicinal herb that has been commonly used in many herbal formulations in the practice of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to treat a wide variety of diseases and body disorders, or marketed as life-prolonging extracts for human use in China, for more than 2000 years...
December 2017: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344420/the-effects-of-baicalin-and-baicalein-on-cerebral-ischemia-a-review
#19
REVIEW
Wei Liang, Xiaobo Huang, Wenqiang Chen
Ischemic stroke, producing a high mortality and morbidity rate, is a common clinical disease. Enhancing the prevention and control of ischemic stroke is particularly important. Baicalin and its aglycon baicalein are flavonoids extracted from Scutellaria baicalensis, an important traditional Chinese herb. In recent years, a growing body of evidences has shown that baicalin and baicalein could be effective in the treatment of cerebral ischemia. Pharmacokinetic studies have shown that baicalin could penetrate the blood-brain barrier and distribute in cerebral nuclei...
December 2017: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344416/lycium-barbarum-a-traditional-chinese-herb-and-a-promising-anti-aging-agent
#20
REVIEW
Yanjie Gao, Yifo Wei, Yuqing Wang, Fang Gao, Zhigang Chen
Lycium barbarum has been used in China for more than 2,000 years as a traditional medicinal herb and food supplement. Lycium barbarum contains abundant Lycium barbarum polysaccharides (LBPs), betaine, phenolics, carotenoids (zeaxanthin and β-carotene), cerebroside, 2-O-β-d-glucopyranosyl-l-ascorbic acid (AA-2βG), β-sitosterol, flavonoids and vitamins (in particular, riboflavin, thiamine, and ascorbic acid). LBPs are the primary active components of Lycium barbarum. In this review, we discuss the pharmacological activities of LBPs and other major components...
December 2017: Aging and Disease
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