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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148265/resveratrol-ameliorates-the-severity-of-fibrogenesis-in-mice-with-experimental-chronic-pancreatitis
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Yixuan Xia, Hai-Tao Xiao, Kanglun Liu, Hong-Jie Zhang, Siu Wai Tsang
SCOPE: Resveratrol is generally considered beneficial to health-span and longevity since this dietary stilbenoid has been scrutinized for its activating property on the "rescue gene" sirtuin-1 that promotes cellular survival under stress. In addition to its antiaging property, our previous in vitro studies revealed that resveratrol notably inhibited the production of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins in pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs), the classic effector cells against pancreatic injury...
November 16, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141570/effect-of-extra-virgin-olive-oil-and-table-olives-on-the-immune-inflammatory-responses-potential-clinical-applications
#2
Caterina Maria Gambino, Giulia Accardi, Anna Aiello, Giuseppina Candore, Giovanni Dara-Guccione, Mario Mirisola, Antonio Procopio, Giusi Taormina, Calogero Caruso
Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is the common element between the Mediterranean countries. It can be considered a nutraceutical and functional food, thanks to its bioactive compounds. It can act and modulate different processes linked to ageing and age-related diseases related to a common chronic low grade inflammation. Depending on the cultivar, the growth conditions, the period of harvesting, the productive process and time of product storage, EVOO could contain different amount of vegetal components. Of course, the same is for table olives...
November 13, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141544/recent-updates-on-the-phytochemistry-pharmacological-and-toxicological-activities-of-zingiber-zerumbet-l-roscoe-ex-sm
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Md Areeful Haque, Ibrahim Jantan
BACKGROUND: Zingiber zerumbet (L.) Roscoe ex Sm. (family, Zingiberaceae) is a potent medicinal herb widely known as shampoo ginger and its rhizome is used in numerous ethnomedicinal applications including as antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-diarrheal, antidiabetics, carminative, and diuretic. AIM: The aim of this review was to bring together all of scientific updates on the phytochemistry and pharmacological activities of this herb, including their toxicological studies, and critically analyzed the outcomes to provide directions for future research on the herb as potential source of bioactive metabolites for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical applications...
November 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141069/a-novel-multi-targeting-approach-to-treating-hair-loss-using-standardized-nutraceuticals
#4
Patricia K Farris, Nicole Rogers, Amy McMichael, Sophia Kogan
<p>Hair loss is a complicated problem that causes significant concern for those who are affected. Patients seeking medical treatment have limited options that include topical minoxidil and oral finasteride. While these treatments are backed by long term clinical use and research outcomes, many patients find topical minoxidil difficult to incorporate into their daily routine and some are concerned with the side effects associated with finasteride. In the office setting, patients may be treated with more invasive procedures such as platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP) and hair transplantation, treatments that often must be repeated and can lead to a costly investment...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140274/an-efficient-approach-for-lipase-catalyzed-synthesis-of-retinyl-laurate-nutraceutical-by-combining-ultrasound-assistance-and-artificial-neural-network-optimization
#5
Shang-Ming Huang, Hsin-Ju Li, Yung-Chuan Liu, Chia-Hung Kuo, Chwen-Jen Shieh
Although retinol is an important nutrient, retinol is highly sensitive to oxidation. At present, some ester forms of retinol are generally used in nutritional supplements because of its stability and bioavailability. However, such esters are commonly synthesized by chemical procedures which are harmful to the environment. Thus, this study utilized a green method using lipase as a catalyst with sonication assistance to produce a retinol derivative named retinyl laurate. Moreover, the process was optimized by an artificial neural network (ANN)...
November 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140273/larix-decidua-bark-as-a-source-of-phytoconstituents-an-lc-ms-study
#6
Valeria Baldan, Stefania Sut, Marta Faggian, Elena Dalla Gassa, Sara Ferrari, Gabriele De Nadai, Stefano Francescato, Gianni Baratto, Stefano Dall'Acqua
Larix decidua bark is a waste of the timber industry and is widely diffused in Northern Italy. This material can be considered a good source of antioxidants and phytoconstituents with possible use in cosmetic or nutraceutical products. In this study, simple extraction of larch bark was performed using mixtures of ethanol/water. Furthermore, the phytochemical composition of larch bark extract was studied using LC-MS(n) methods and the main constituents were identified as flavonoids, spiro-polyphenols, and procyanidins...
November 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133340/effects-of-hawthorn-crataegus-pentagyna-leaf-extract-on-electrophysiologic-properties-of-cardiomyocytes-derived-from-human-cardiac-arrhythmia-specific-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Sara Pahlavan, Marziyeh Shalchi Tousi, Mahdi Ayyari, Abolfazl Alirezalu, Hassan Ansari, Tomo Saric, Hossein Baharvand
Cardiac arrhythmias are major life-threatening conditions. The landmark discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells has provided a promising in vitro system for modeling hereditary cardiac arrhythmias as well as drug development and toxicity testing. Nowadays, nutraceuticals are frequently used as supplements for cardiovascular therapy. Here we studied the cardiac effects of hawthorn (Crataegus pentagyna) leaf extract using cardiomyocytes (CMs) differentiated from healthy human embryonic stem cells, long QT syndrome type 2 (LQTS2), and catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia type 1 (CPVT1) patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells...
November 13, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132138/acute-effects-of-vitamin-c-exposure-on-colonic-crypts-direct-modulation-of-ph-regulation
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Mohammed M Aldajani, Clemens N Vanicek, Norah Alhazzaa, Taras Lysyy, Raghav Agarwal, John P Geibel
BACKGROUND/AIM: Colorectal cancer is still considered a leading cause of death in the United States and worldwide. One potential way to improve survival besides detection is to look to new therapeutic agents that can be taken prophylactically to reduce the risk of tumor formation. For cancer cells to grow and invade, a higher (more alkaline) intracellular pH must occur. We chose to examine a specific nutraceutical agent, which is Vitamin C. The acute effect of Vitamin C exposure on normal colonic crypts has been studied, providing some insight into how Vitamin C achieve its effect...
November 13, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130758/proniosomes-derived-niosomes-recent-advancements-in-drug-delivery-and-targeting
#9
Maryam Khatoon, Kifayat Ullah Shah, Fakhar Ud Din, Shefaat Ullah Shah, Asim Ur Rehman, Naz Dilawar, Ahmad Nawaz Khan
Vesicular drug delivery systems have gained wide attention in the field of nanotechnology. Among them proniosomes become the superior over other vesicular carriers. Proniosomes are dry formulations of water soluble nonionic surfactant coated carrier system which immediately forms niosomes upon hydration. They have the capability to overcome the instability problems associated with niosomes and liposomes and have the potential to improve solubility, bioavailability, and absorption of various drugs. Furthermore, they offer versatile drug delivery concept for enormous number of hydrophilic and hydrophobic drugs...
2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129015/melanoma-inhibition-by-anthocyanins-is-associated-with-the-reduction-of-oxidative-stress-biomarkers-and-changes-in-mitochondrial-membrane-potential
#10
Zoriţa Diaconeasa, Huseyin Ayvaz, Dumitriţa Ruginǎ, Loredana Leopold, Andreea Stǎnilǎ, Carmen Socaciu, Flaviu Tăbăran, Lavinia Luput, Diana Carla Mada, Adela Pintea, Andrew Jefferson
Anthocyanins are water soluble pigments which have been proved to exhibit health benefits. Several studies have investigated their effects on several types of cancer, but little attention has been given to melanoma. The phytochemical content of nine different berry samples was assessed by liquid chromatography followed by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (LC-ESI(+)-MS). Twenty-six anthocyanins were identified, after a previous C18 Sep-pak clean-up procedure. Chokeberry and red grape anthocyanins rich extracts (C-ARE and RG-ARE) were selected to be tested on normal and melanoma cell lines, due to their different chemical pattern...
November 11, 2017: Plant Foods for Human Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128404/milk-from-transgenic-goat-expressing-human-lysozyme-for-recovery-and-treatment-of-gastrointestinal-pathogens
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Igor de Sá Carneiro, José Nilson Rodrigues de Menezes, Julyana Almeida Maia, André Marrocos Miranda, Victor Bruno Soares de Oliveira, James D Murray, Elizabeth A Maga, Marcelo Bertolini, Luciana Relly Bertolini
Lysozyme is an important non-specific immune protein in human milk, modulating the immune response against bacterial infections. The aim of this study was to characterize the milk of a transgenic goat expressing a recombinant human lysozyme (rhLZ) in the milk, also testing the in vitro antibacterial activity of the rhLZ milk against pathogens of the gastrointestinal tract. Milk samples collected from Tg and non-transgenic goats (nTg) from the 3rd to the 11th week of lactation were submitted to physicochemical analyses, rhLZ semi-quantification, and to rhLZ antimicrobial activity against Micrococcus luteus, Shiguella sonnei and Enterococcus faecalis...
November 8, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127467/recent-advances-in-microbial-production-of-aromatic-natural-products-and-their-derivatives
#12
REVIEW
Jia Wang, Xiaolin Shen, Justin Rey, Qipeng Yuan, Yajun Yan
Aromatic natural products represent a diverse class of chemicals with great industrial significance. Usually, they serve as the building blocks for production of various polymers, esters, fibers, nutraceuticals, and pharmaceuticals. However, industrial synthesis of aromatic natural products still relies heavily on petroleum-based chemical processes, which are not sustainable and eco-friendly. In the past decades, construction of microbial cell factories that are able to efficiently convert renewable carbon sources into value-added products has made significant progress...
November 10, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126447/hypoglycemic-and-hypolipidemic-effects-of-different-parts-and-formulations-of-bitter-gourd-momordica-charantia
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Mahwish, Farhan Saeed, Muhammad Sajid Arshad, Mahr Un Nisa, Muhammad Tahir Nadeem, Muhammad Umair Arshad
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases and diabetes are responsible for large number of deaths throughout the globe. Bitter gourd has the potential to become a component of the diet or a dietary supplement for diabetic and pre-diabetic patients owing to the presence of insulin like molecules. Recent investigations have suggested that bitter gourd extracts may ameliorate high fat diet induced obesity and hyperlipidemia in animal models. Moreover, its supplements in food result in lowering weight gain and visceral fat mass...
November 10, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124904/mind-the-gaps-in-research-on-the-control-of-gastrointestinal-nematodes-of-farmed-ruminants-and-pigs
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J Charlier, S M Thamsborg, D J Bartley, P J Skuce, F Kenyon, T Geurden, H Hoste, A R Williams, S Sotiraki, J Höglund, C Chartier, P Geldhof, J van Dijk, L Rinaldi, E R Morgan, G von Samson-Himmelstjerna, J Vercruysse, E Claerebout
Gastrointestinal (GI) nematode control has an important role to play in increasing livestock production from a limited natural resource base and to improve animal health and welfare. In this synthetic review, we identify key research priorities for GI nematode control in farmed ruminants and pigs, to support the development of roadmaps and strategic research agendas by governments, industry and policymakers. These priorities were derived from the DISCONTOOLS gap analysis for nematodes and follow-up discussions within the recently formed Livestock Helminth Research Alliance (LiHRA)...
November 10, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124759/editorial-nutraceuticals-and-occipital-nerve-blocks
#15
Stewart J Tepper
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119979/enhanced-delivery-of-lipophilic-bioactives-using-emulsions-a-review-of-major-factors-affecting-vitamin-nutraceutical-and-lipid-bioaccessibility
#16
REVIEW
David Julian McClements
Many researchers are currently developing emulsion-based delivery systems to increase the bioavailability of lipophilic bioactive agents, such as oil-soluble vitamins, nutraceuticals, and lipids. Oil-in-water emulsions can be specifically designed to improve the bioavailability of these bioactives by altering their composition and structural organization. This article reviews recent progress in understanding the impact of emulsion properties on the bioaccessibility of lipophilic bioactive agents, including oil phase composition, aqueous phase composition, droplet size, emulsifier type, lipid physical state, and droplet aggregation state...
November 9, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119928/rational-basis-for-nutraceuticals-in-the-treatment-of-glaucoma
#17
Morrone Luigi Antonio, Rombola Laura, Adornetto Annagrazia, Corasaniti Maria Tiziana, Russo Rossella
Glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, is a chronic optic neuropathy characterized by progressive retinal ganglion cell (RGC) axons degeneration and death. The pathogenesis of primary open-angle glaucoma (OAG), the most common type, is still largely unknown and it is often associated with increased intraocular pressure (IOP) although IOP-independent mechanisms play also a role. Neurodegenerative process, including oxidative stress, excitotoxicity and neuroinflammation, and an impaired ocular blood flow are examples of mechanisms supposed to contribute to the IOP independent deterioration in OAG...
November 9, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119922/polyphenols-anti-platelet-nutraceutical
#18
Valeria Ludovici, Jens Barthelmes, Matthias P Nägele, Andreas J Flammer, Isabella Sudano
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a disease progressing over many years. Genetic factors, as well as the exposure to risk factors, are continuously leading to endothelial dysfunction, vascular alterations and, eventually, organ damage, major cardiovascular events and deaths. Oxidative stress, platelet hyperactivity and low-grade inflammation are important modulators in this context, contributing to plaque formation. Since platelet activation plays a critical role in the development and progression of atherothrombotic events, the inhibition of platelet hyperactivity may contribute to decreased atherothrombotic risk...
November 8, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117131/natural-deep-eutectic-solvents-nades-to-enhance-berberine-absorption-an-in-vivo-pharmacokinetic-study
#19
Stefania Sut, Marta Faggian, Valeria Baldan, Gabriele Poloniato, Ignazio Castagliuolo, Iztok Grabnar, Beatrice Perissutti, Paola Brun, Filippo Maggi, Dario Voinovich, Gregorio Peron, Stefano Dall'Acqua
In the present study results related to the in vivo administration of Natural Deep Eutectic Solvents (NADES)-solubilized berberine are reported for the first time. NADES are mixtures of small natural compounds having a melting point significantly lower than that of any individual component. Such solvents have gained much attention of the scientific community in the green chemistry area, being considered useful alternatives to common organic solvents. NADES can be used also as administration vehicles, and this can be attractive for nutraceutical products when eutectics are formed with food grade ingredients...
November 8, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115707/in-vitro-screening-and-isolation-of-human-aromatase-inhibitors-from-cicer-arietinum-by-a-novel-continuous-online-method-combining-chromatographic-techniques
#20
Yuchi Zhang, Yan He, Chengyu Liu, Chunming Liu, Sainan Li
Ultrafiltration liquid chromatography with mass spectrometry can efficiently and rapidly screen and identify ligands from the seeds of Cicer arietinum for human aromatase. Using this method, we identified 11 major compounds, including organic acids, organic acid glycosides, flavone glycosides, isoflavones, and isoflavone glycosides, as potent human aromatase inhibitors. A continuous online method, including pressurized liquid extraction, countercurrent chromatography, and preparative liquid chromatography, was developed for scaling up the production of these compounds with high purity and efficiency...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
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