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Hsien-Kuo Chin, Chi-Ting Horng, Yi-Shan Liu, Chi-Cheng Lu, Chen-Ying Su, Pei-Syuan Chen, Hong-Yi Chiu, Fuu-Jen Tsai, Po-Chuen Shieh, Jai-Sing Yang
Anti-angiogenesis is one of the most general clinical obstacles in cancer chemotherapy. Kaempferol is a flavonoid phytochemical found in many fruits and vegetables. Our previous study revealed that kaempferol triggered apoptosis in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) by ROS‑mediated p53/ATM/death receptor signaling. However, the anti‑angiogenic potential of kaempferol remains unclear and its underlying mechanism warranted further exploration in VEGF‑stimulated HUVECs. In the present study, kaempferol significantly reduced VEGF‑stimulated HUVEC viability...
May 2018: Oncology Reports
Dario Donno, Maria Gabriella Mellano, Marta De Biaggi, Isidoro Riondato, Ernest Naivonirina Rakotoniaina, Gabriele Loris Beccaro
European bird cherry ( Prunus padus L.) has been known since the Middle Ages for its medical/food use and high health-promoting value. This study aimed to assess the potential of these fruits as a source of bioactive compounds through the characterization of its physicochemical traits, nutraceutical properties, phytochemical composition via HPLC fingerprint, and antioxidant capacity. Fully ripened fruits of Prunus padus L. (Colorata cv) were collected in mid-July 2017 in Chieri, north-western Italy. The TPC (194...
March 22, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Khurul Ain Mohamed Mahzir, Siti Salwa Abd Gani, Uswatun Hasanah Zaidan, Mohd Izuan Effendi Halmi
In this study, the optimal conditions for the extraction of antioxidants from the Buah Mahkota Dewa fruit ( Phaleria macrocarpa) was determined by using Response Surface Methodology (RSM). The optimisation was applied using a Central Composite Design (CCD) to investigate the effect of three independent variables, namely extraction temperature (°C), extraction time (minutes) and extraction solvent to-feed ratio (% v / v ) on four responses: free radical scavenging activity (DPPH), ferric ion reducing power assay (FRAP), total phenolic content (TPC) and total flavonoid content (TFC)...
March 22, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Mostefa Lefahal, Nabila Zaabat, Radia Ayad, El Hani Makhloufi, Lakhdar Djarri, Merzoug Benahmed, Hocine Laouer, Gema Nieto, Salah Akkal
Background: Capnophyllum peregrinum (L.) Lange (Apiaceae) is the unique taxon of capnophyllum genus in Algerian flora. It has never been investigated in regards to its total phenolic and flavonoid contents and antioxidant and photoprotective activities. Methods: C. peregrinum aerial parts extracted with absolute methanol. The total flavonoid and phenolic contents of the extract were evaluated to determine their correlation with the antioxidant and photoprotective activities of the extract. Results: The methanolic extract demonstrated a significant amount of phenolics and flavonoids (74...
March 22, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
Cenk Nayki, Umit Nayki, Ferda Keskin Cimen, Mehmet Kulhan, Omer Erkan Yapca, Nezahat Kurt, Aslı Bilgin Ozbek
The effect of rutin on ovarian ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury was investigated in this experimental study. Eighteen Wistar albino female rats were divided into three groups as follows: I/R group (IRG; n = 6), 50 mg/kg rutin + I/R group (RG; n = 6), and a healthy control group scheduled for a sham operation (SG; n = 6). 2 h of ischemia and following 2 h of reperfusion were created in the IRG and RG by using a torsion model involving atraumatic vascular clips. Rutin, a flavonoid glycoside, was injected intraperitoneally at the dose of 50 mg/kg to RG group 1 h before reperfusion...
March 22, 2018: Gynecological Endocrinology
Meixia Luo, Hujie Luo, Pingjun Hu, Yiting Yang, Bo Wu, Guodong Zheng
To discriminate the feasible differences and find potential similarities and relationships of Citri Reticulatae Pericarpium (CRP), this work was accomplished by a comprehensive and reliable method using gas chromatography-mass spectrometer (GC-MS) to analyze the volatile oils and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) simultaneously to determine the contents of five bioactive flavonoids, namely hesperidin, nobiletin, 3,5,6,7,8,3',4'-heptamethoxyflavone, tangeretin, and 5-hydroxy-6,7,8,3',4'-pentamethoxyflavone in 25 batches of CRP samples of 10 cultivars collected from different regions in China...
March 2018: Food Science & Nutrition
Andrew Igwe, Chinedum Eleazu
The effect of processing on the biochemical contents of Acanthus montanus leaves was investigated. The moisture, crude protein, lipid, fiber, ash, and total carbohydrate contents of the raw vegetable were 59.15, 1.85, 2.32, 3.76, 2.04, and 34.65 g/100 g, respectively. The saponin, alkaloid, tannin, flavonoid, phenol, and anthocyanin contents of the raw vegetable were 5.35, 4.04, 1.10, 3.53, 2.87, and 1.27 g/100 g, respectively, while it contained 2.65 mg/100 g calcium, 1.14 mg/100 g magnesium, 7.66 mg/100 g potassium, 350...
March 2018: Food Science & Nutrition
Reza Farahmandfar, Mohammad Hossein Ramezanizadeh
In this study, antioxidative activities of aqueous extract of Biarum bovei (BBE) in stabilizing of canola oil during storage at 20°C was evaluated. For this purpose, the total phenolic (TP), flavonoids (TFC), and tocopherol content (TTC) of the extract were determined and β-carotene bleaching system was used to assess the antioxidant efficacy of BBE. The amount of TP, TFC, and TTC in BBE indicated high antioxidant activity. So, different concentrations (0, 200, 800, and 1400 ppm) of BBE and butylatedhydroxyanisole (BHA; 100 ppm), were added to canola oil for 60 days at 20°C...
March 2018: Food Science & Nutrition
Aloui Khouloud, Salma Abedelmalek, Hamdi Chtourou, Nizar Souissi
The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of a flavonoid-rich fresh fruit juice on cardiovascular, oxidative stress, and biochemical parameters during the yo-yo intermittent recovery test (YYIRT). Twenty-two healthy males subjects participated in this study divided into two groups: An experimental group (EG: n  = 11) who consumed the antioxidant supplement and a control group (CG: n  = 11). All participants performed two test sessions at 07:00 hr before and after 2 weeks of supplementation with Opuntia ficus-indica juice...
March 2018: Food Science & Nutrition
Dong-Ju Park, Fawad-Ali Shah, Phil-Ok Koh
Cerebral ischemia is a neurological disorder with high mortality. Quercetin is a flavonoid compound that is abundant in vegetables and fruits. It exerts anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic effects. This study investigated the neuroprotective effects of quercetin in focal cerebral ischemia. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) to induce focal cerebral ischemia. Quercetin or vehicle was injected 30 min before the onset of ischemia. A neurological function test, brain edema measurement, and 2,3,5-triphenyltetrazolium chloride staining were performed to elucidate the neuroprotective effects of quercetin...
March 22, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
Y Q Liu, P Strappe, Z K Zhou, C Blanchard
Rice bran, a valuable byproduct of the rice milling process, has limitations in food industrial applications due to its instability during storage. This review summaries the methodology for stabilization and its impact on the nutritional properties of rice bran. A variety of treatments have been used and these include heat treatment, low-temperature storage, biological and chemical approaches and these will be discussed in terms of their ability to destroy/inhibit enzyme activity and improve storage performance of rice bran...
March 21, 2018: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
Hilal Kılınç, Milena Masullo, Alfredo Bottone, Tamer Karayıldırım, Özgen Alankuş, Sonia Piacente
A new steroidal glycoside, 3-O-β-d-glucopyranosyl-3β,25-dihydroxy-5β-cholest-7-en-6-one 25-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (1), together with six known steroidal derivatives (2-7), one cerebroside (8) and one flavonoid (9) were isolated from Silene montbretiana Boiss (Caryophyllaceae), a perennial herb growing mainly in the Middle and East Anatolia, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Turkey. Their structures were established by the extensive use of 1D and 2D NMR experiments along with ESI-MS analyses. The cytotoxicity against the cancer A549 (human alveolar basal carcinoma) and Hela (human epitheloid cervix carcinoma) cell lines has been evaluated...
March 21, 2018: Natural Product Research
Chien-Liang Fang, Yiwei Wang, Kevin H-Y Tsai, Hsin-I Chang
The dermis of human skin contains large numbers of fibroblasts that are responsible for the production of the extracellular matrix (ECM) that supporting skin integrity, elasticity and wound healing. Previously, an in vivo study demonstrated that dermal fibroblasts siting in the lower dermis are capable to convert into skin adipose layer and hence fibroblast lipogenesis may vary the structure and elasticity of dermis. In the present study, Hs68 human dermal fibroblasts were utilized as an in vitro model to study the lipogenesis via using adipogenic differentiation medium (ADM)...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Refilwe Given Kudumela, Peter Masoko
There is very little scientific information on indigenous plants used for medicinal purposes. Therefore, the aim of the study was to evaluate the antibacterial and antioxidant activities of the leaves of Commelina africana, Elephantorrhiza elephantina, Dombeya rotundifolia, and the whole plant excluding the roots of Schkuhria pinnata indigenous medicinal plants from the Limpopo Province, which may be used for the treatment in humans infected with bacterial pathogens. The screening of different phytoconstituents using standard methods revealed the presence of terpenoids, flavonoids, tannins, and saponins...
January 2018: J Evid Based Integr Med
Wen-Ping Huang, Ting Tan, Zhi-Feng Li, Hui OuYang, Xu Xu, Bin Zhou, Yu-Lin Feng
The Chimonanthus nitens Oliv. leaf (CNOL). is a widely used traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) used for treating colds and influenza. In the present study, a comprehensive strategy integrating multiple chromatographic analysis and chemometric methods was firstly proposed for structural characterization and discrimination of CNOL from different geographical origins. It consists of three steps: Firstly, the ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography quadrupole time-of-flight tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-QTOF-MS/MS) method was applied for comprehensive profiling of characterization constituents in CNOL by high-resolution diagnostic product ions/neutral loss filtering, and a total of 40 constituents were identified...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Ali H El-Far, Babatunji Emmanuel Oyinloye, Masood Sepehrimanesh, Mahmoud A Gab Allah, Ibrahim Abu Reidah, Hazem M Shaheen, Iman Razeghian-Jahromi, Abd El-Wahab A Alsenosy, Ahmed E Noreldin, Soad K Al Jaouni, Shaker A Mousa
Phoenix dactylifera is a useful traditional medicinal plant, mainly the fruit is used, which is the edible part of the plant (Ajwa date). It is now considered to be a valuable source of natural medicinal products against various diseases. Phytochemical investigations have shown that the fruit contains anthocyanins, phenolics, sterols, carotenoids, and flavonoids. The fruits are a rich source of carbohydrates, vitamins, and proteins. P. dactylifera is considered as a complete diet because it also contains different fatty acids, amino acids, proteins, and steroidal substances...
March 19, 2018: Current Drug Discovery Technologies
Ill-Min Chung, Sung-Kyu Park, Mohd Ali, Mayakrishnan Prabakaran, Young-Tek Oh, Seung-Hyun Kim, Nasir Ali Siddiqui, Ateeque Ahmad
Five new flavonoids namely, 5-hydroxy-6-isoprenyl-7,4'-dimethoxyflavonol-3- O - β -d-arabinofuranoside ( 1 ), 5,7-dihydroxy-4'-methoxyflavone-7- O - β -d-arabinopyranosyl-2''- n -decan-1'''-oate ( 2 ), 3-butanoyl-5,6,8-trihydroxy-7,4'-dimethoxyflavonol--5- O - β -d-glucopyranoside ( 3 ), 7, 4'-dimethoxy-5-hydroxyflavone-5- O - α -d-arabinopyranosyl-(2'' → 1''')- O - α -d-arabinopyranoside ( 4 ), and 5,6-dihydroxy-7, 4'-dimethoxyflavone-5- O - α -d-glucopyranoside ( 5 ), together with two known compounds, were isolated from the methanol extract of Oryza sativa leaves and straw...
March 2018: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
Ruchi Mishra, Saurabh Sharma, Radhey Shyam Sharma, Savita Singh, Milind Madhav Sardesai, Sadhna Sharma, Vandana Mishra
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Viscum articulatum Burm. f. (leafless mistletoe) has been used in traditional system of medicines in India, China, Taiwan, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, to treat blood-related diseases and various inflammatory and degenerative diseases including cancer. Anticancer activities of some phytomolecules purified from Viscum articulatum Burm. f. have been tested. However scientific evidence for the anticancerous potential of aqueous extract of V. articularum (VAQE) used in traditional medicine is lacking...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Mohammed Safwan Ali Khan, Nishat Ahmed, Misbah, Mohammed Arifuddin, Zainul Amiruddin Zakaria, Mohammad M Al-Sanea, Syeda Umme Kulsoom Khundmiri, Inshah Ahmed, Saleha Ahmed, Pooi Ling Mok
In view of the report on anti-nociceptive activity of Leathery Murdah, Terminalia coriacea {Roxb.} Wight & Arn. (Combretaceae) leaves, the present study was conducted to isolate the active constituents and identify the underlying mechanisms. The methanolic extract of T. coriacea leaves (TCLME) at doses 125, 250 and 500 mg/kg orally, was subjected to various in-vivo assays in acetic acid induced writhing and formalin induced paw-licking tests with aspirin (100 mg/kg) and morphine (5 mg/kg) as reference drugs...
March 16, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
Shahbaz Ahmad Zakki, Zheng-Guo Cui, Lu Sun, Qian-Wen Feng, Meng-Ling Li, Hidekuni Inadera
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hyperthermia is a widely used therapeutic tool for cancer therapy and a well-known inducer of apoptosis. Although the flavonoid compound baicalin (BCN) is a potent anticancer agent for several human carcinomas, it is less potent in the human U937 myelomonocytic leukemia cell line. To explore any enhancing effects of BCN on hyperthermia-induced apoptosis, this study investigated the combined effects and apoptotic mechanisms of hyperthermia and BCN in U937 cells. METHODS: U937 cells were heat treated at 44ºC for 12 min with or without pre-treatment with BCN (10-50 µM) and then incubated for 6 h at 37 ºC with 5% CO2 and 95% air...
March 15, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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