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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530194/solvent-effect-in-the-synthesis-of-hydrophobic-drug-loaded-polymer-nanoparticles
#1
Sandip Pal, Chabita Saha
Quercetin is an abundant flavonoid in fruits, vegetables such as onion, tea leaves, cranberry, radish leaves etc. with numerous biological activities and widely used as an effective antioxidant. Its low solubility in water and chemical decomposition in intestinal environment are predicaments in delivery through dietary or oral intake. Noble polymeric nanoparticles are of particular interest today because of their applications in many areas. Polymer nanoparticles have attracted the interest of many research groups and have been utilised in an increasing number of fields such as site targeted drug delivery in cancer research during the last decades...
June 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525344/morphometric-abnormalities-in-spleen-and-kidney-of-the-progeny-of-mice-fed-american-cranberry-extract-vaccinium-macrocarpon-during-pregnancy-and-lactation
#2
B J Bałan, S Lewicki, A K Siwicki, M Stelmasiak, P Skopiński, E Skopińska-Różewska, A Wasiutyński, R Zdanowski
Cranberries and cranberry-derived diet supplements are often recommended for the treatment of urinary tract infections, also during pregnancy. These products contain strongly anti-angiogenic chemical compounds which could not be indifferent to the developing fetus. In the present work we evaluated the effect of feeding pregnant and lactating mice American cranberry extract (daily dose 0.88 mg) on the morphology and some parameters of spleen and kidney function of their adult progeny. Six weeks after delivery the morphometry of spleen and kidney, cytometric analysis of spleen lymphocytes, evaluation of humoral response to SRBC (Sheep Red Blood Cells), and examination of serum creatinine/urea concentration, were performed in the offspring...
March 28, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501921/cranberry-vaccinium-macrocarpon-extract-treatment-improves-triglyceridemia-liver-cholesterol-liver-steatosis-oxidative-damage-and-corticosteronemia-in-rats-rendered-obese-by-high-fat-diet
#3
Thamara C Peixoto, Egberto G Moura, Elaine de Oliveira, Patrícia N Soares, Deysla S Guarda, Dayse N Bernardino, Xu Xue Ai, Vanessa da S T Rodrigues, Gabriela Rodrigues de Souza, Antonio Jorge Ribeiro da Silva, Mariana S Figueiredo, Alex C Manhães, Patrícia C Lisboa
PURPOSE: Obese individuals have higher production of reactive oxygen species, which leads to oxidative damage. We hypothesize that cranberry extract (CE) can improve this dysfunction in HFD-induced obesity in rats since it has an important antioxidant activity. Here, we evaluated the effects of CE in food intake, adiposity, biochemical and hormonal parameters, lipogenic and adipogenic factors, hepatic morphology and oxidative balance in a HFD model. METHODS: At postnatal day 120 (PN120), male Wistar rats were assigned into two groups: (1) SD (n = 36) fed with a standard diet and (2) HFD (n = 36), fed with a diet containing 44...
May 13, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491861/enteric-coated-and-highly-standardized-cranberry-extract-reduces-antibiotic-and-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug-use-for-urinary-tract-infections-during-radiotherapy-for-prostate-carcinoma
#4
Alberto Bonetta, Giandomenico Roviello, Daniele Generali, Laura Zanotti, Maria Rosa Cappelletti, Chiara Pacifico, Francesco Di Pierro
INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, bacterial resistance to antibiotic therapy is a major concern for the medical community. Antibiotic resistance mainly affects Gram-negative bacteria that are an important cause of lower urinary tract infections (LUTIs). Pelvic irradiation for prostate cancer is a risk factor for LUTIs. Cranberry extract is reported to reduce the incidence of LUTIs. The prophylactic role of an enteric-coated, highly standardized cranberry extract (VO370(®)) in reducing LUTI episodes, urinary discomfort, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and antibiotic use during radiotherapy for prostate carcinoma was evaluated...
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475151/antimicrobial-optical-and-mechanical-properties-of-chitosan-starch-films-with-natural-extracts
#5
Jessica I Lozano-Navarro, Nancy P Díaz-Zavala, Carlos Velasco-Santos, Ana L Martínez-Hernández, Beatriz I Tijerina-Ramos, Margarita García-Hernández, José L Rivera-Armenta, Ulises Páramo-García, Adriana I Reyes-de la Torre
Natural extracts possess several kinds of antioxidants (anthocyanins, betalains, thymol, carvacrol, and resveratrol) that have also demonstrated antimicrobial properties. In order to study these properties, extracts from cranberry, blueberry, beetroot, pomegranate, oregano, pitaya, and resveratrol (from grapes) were obtained. Growth inhibition tests of mesophilic aerobes, coliforms, and fungi were conducted in films prepared from the extracts in accordance with Mexican Official Norms (NOM). Optical properties such as transparency and opacity, mechanical properties, and pH were also analyzed in these materials...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470309/characterization-of-non-dialyzable-constituents-from-cranberry-juice-that-inhibit-adhesion-co-aggregation-and-biofilm-formation-by-oral-bacteria
#6
C C Neto, K A Penndorf, M Feldman, S Meron-Sudai, Z Zakay-Rones, D Steinberg, M Fridman, Y Kashman, I Ginsburg, I Ofek, E I Weiss
An extract prepared from cranberry juice by dialysis known as nondialyzable material (NDM) has been shown previously to possess anti-adhesion activity toward microbial species including oral bacteria, uropathogenic Escherichia coli and Helicobacter pylori. Bioassay-guided fractionation of cranberry NDM was therefore undertaken to identify the anti-adhesive constituents. An aqueous acetone-soluble fraction (NDMac) obtained from Sephadex LH-20 inhibited adhesion-linked activities by oral bacteria, including co-aggregation of oral bacteria Fusobacterium nucleatum with Streptococcus sanguinis or Porphyromonas gingivalis, and biofilm formation by Streptococcus mutans...
May 24, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466464/mechanism-of-anti-rotavirus-synergistic-activity-by-epigallocatechin-gallate-and-a-proanthocyanidin-containing-nutraceutical
#7
S M Lipson, G Karalis, L Karthikeyan, F S Ozen, R E Gordon, S Ponnala, J Bao, W Samarrai, E Wolfe
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) of green tea and the nutraceutical CystiCran(®)-40 (containing 40% proanthocyanidins) of the cranberry plant have been associated with antiviral activity. The purpose of this work was to determine the mechanism of antiviral synergy between each compound. Coliphage T4II (phage T4) and the rotavirus strain SA-11(RTV) were used as model virus systems. Individual and combined flavonoids structural and molecular weight analyses were performed by NMR and HPCL/MS, respectively. A suboptimal concentration of EGCG or C-40 alone or in combination reduced phage infectivity by ≤10%...
May 2, 2017: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433923/uhplc-q-orbitrap-hrms-based-global-metabolomics-reveal-metabolome-modifications-in-plasma-of-young-women-after-cranberry-juice-consumption
#8
Haiyan Liu, Timothy J Garrett, Zhihua Su, Christina Khoo, Liwei Gu
Plasma metabolome in young women following cranberry juice consumption were investigated using a global UHPLC-Q-Orbitrap-HRMS approach. Seventeen female college students, between 21 and 29 years old, were given either cranberry juice or apple juice for three days using a cross-over design. Plasma samples were collected before and after juice consumption. Plasma metabolomes were analyzed using UHPLC-Q-Orbitrap-HRMS followed by orthogonal partial least squares-discriminant analyses (OPLS-DA). S-plot was used to identify discriminant metabolites...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433645/cranberry-capsules-do-not-appear-to-reduce-bacteriuria-and-pyuria-in-elderly-women-residing-in-nursing-homes
#9
Daniel A Ostrovsky
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2, 2017: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423417/multi-species-mating-disruption-in-cranberries-ericales-ericaceae-early-evidence-using-a-flowable-emulsion
#10
Shawn A Steffan, Elissa M Chasen, Annie E Deutsch, Agenor Mafra-Neto
Pheromone-based mating disruption has proven to be a powerful pest management tactic in many cropping systems. However, in the cranberry system, a viable mating disruption program does not yet exist. There are commercially available pheromones for several of the major pests of cranberries, including the cranberry fruitworm, Acrobasis vaccinii Riley (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) and blackheaded fireworm, Rhopobota naevana (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Previous studies have shown that mating disruption represents a promising approach for R...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421045/cranberry-juice-and-combinations-of-its-organic-acids-are-effective-against-experimental-urinary-tract-infection
#11
Heidi D Jensen, Carsten Struve, Søren B Christensen, Karen A Krogfelt
The antibacterial effect of cranberry juice and the organic acids therein on infection by uropathogenic Escherichia coli was studied in an experimental mouse model of urinary tract infection (UTI). Reduced bacterial counts were found in the bladder (P < 0.01) of mice drinking fresh cranberry juice. Commercially available cranberry juice cocktail also significantly reduced (P < 0.01) bacterial populations in the bladder, as did the hydrophilic fraction of cranberry juice (P < 0.05). Quinic, malic, shikimic, and citric acid, the preponderant organic acids in cranberry juice, were tested in combination and individually...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415444/formulation-of-thermoreversible-gel-of-cranberry-juice-concentrate-evaluation-biocompatibility-studies-and-its-antimicrobial-activity-against-periodontal-pathogens
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Rajeshwari H R, Dinesh Dhamecha, Satveer Jagwani, Dhanashree Patil, Satisha Hegde, Raksha Potdar, Renuka Metgud, Sunil Jalalpure, Subarna Roy, Kiran Jadhav, Neeraj Kumar Tiwari, Sravani Koduru, Shweta Hugar, Suneel Dodamani
The present work aims to investigate the efficacy of thermoreversible gel of cranberry juice concentrate (CJC) as local drug delivery for the treatment of periodontitis. CJC was initially tested for its antimicrobial activities like MIC, MBC, antiadhesion, antibiofilm and time kill assay against the panel of organisms (S. mutans (SM), E. faecalis (EF), A. actinomycetemcomitans (AA), P. gingivalis (PG), T. forsythia (TF)) responsible for periapical and periodontal infections. Antimicrobial activity of CJC showed MIC value of 50mg/ml and MBC value of 100mg/ml with desirable antiadhesion (83-90%) and antibiofilm activity (70-85%)...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364867/preventing-urinary-tract-infections-after-menopause-without-antibiotics
#13
REVIEW
Marta Caretto, Andrea Giannini, Eleonora Russo, Tommaso Simoncini
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common bacterial infections in women, and increase in incidence after the menopause. It is important to uncover underlying abnormalities or modifiable risk factors. Several risk factors for recurrent UTIs have been identified, including the frequency of sexual intercourse, spermicide use and abnormal pelvic anatomy. In postmenopausal women UTIs often accompany the symptoms and signs of the genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM). Antimicrobial prophylaxis has been demonstrated to be effective in reducing the risk of recurrent UTIs in women, but this may lead to drug resistance of both the causative microorganisms and the indigenous flora...
May 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357646/the-usefulness-of-non-toxic-plant-metabolites-in-the-control-of-bacterial-proliferation
#14
Sergio Gutiérrez, Alfredo Morán, Honorina Martínez-Blanco, Miguel A Ferrero, Leandro B Rodríguez-Aparicio
The effect of generally recognised as safe (GRAS) plant metabolites in regulating the growth of human pathogenic and probiotic bacteria and in the formation of biofilm was investigated. Thymol, carvacrol and eugenol showed the strongest antibacterial action against both pathogenic and probiotic microorganisms, at a subinhibitory concentration (SIC) of ≤50 μg ml(-1). Genistein, hydroquinone, p-hydroxybenzoic acid and resveratrol also showed antibacterial effects but at a wide concentration range (SIC = 50-1000 μg ml(-1))...
March 29, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336605/draft-genome-sequence-of-chromobacterium-subtsugae-mwu12-2387-isolated-from-a-wild-cranberry-bog-in-truro-massachusetts
#15
Kristin Vöing, Alisha Harrison, Scott D Soby
Chromobacterium subtsugae MWU12-2387 was isolated from the rhizosphere of cranberry plants. While it is unknown what environmental role these bacteria play in bog soils, they hold potential as biological control agents against nematodes and insect pests. Potential virulence genes were identified, including the violacein synthesis pathway, siderophores, and several chitinases.
March 23, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294257/protein-bound-vaccinium-fruit-polyphenols-decrease-ige-binding-to-peanut-allergens-and-rbl-2h3-mast-cell-degranulation-in-vitro
#16
Nathalie J Plundrich, Rishipal R Bansode, E Allen Foegeding, Leonard L Williams, Mary Ann Lila
Peanut allergy is a worldwide health concern. In this study, the natural binding properties of plant-derived polyphenols to proteins was leveraged to produce stable protein-polyphenol complexes comprised of peanut proteins and cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.) or lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium Ait.) pomace polyphenols. Protein-bound and free polyphenols were characterized and quantified by multistep extraction of polyphenols from protein-polyphenol complexes. Immunoblotting was performed with peanut-allergic plasma to determine peanut protein-specific IgE binding to unmodified peanut protein, or to peanut protein-polyphenol complexes...
April 19, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291888/cranberry-capsules-for-bacteriuria-plus-pyuria-in-nursing-home-residents-reply
#17
LETTER
Manisha Juthani-Mehta, Peter H Van Ness, Peter Peduzzi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 14, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291884/cranberry-capsules-for-bacteriuria-plus-pyuria-in-nursing-home-residents
#18
LETTER
Kerry L LaPlante, Christian M Gill, David Rowley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 14, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291883/cranberry-capsules-for-bacteriuria-plus-pyuria-in-nursing-home-residents
#19
LETTER
Chloé Anderson, Kevin McGregor, James A Hanley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 14, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290364/estimation-of-kinetic-parameters-of-anthocyanins-and-color-degradation-in-vitamin-c-fortified-cranberry-juice-during-storage
#20
Sunisa Roidoung, Kirk D Dolan, Muhammad Siddiq
Color degradation in cranberry juice during storage is the most common consumer complaint. To enhance nutritional quality, juice is typically fortified with vitamin C. This study determined effect of gallic acid, a natural antioxidant, for the preservation of anthocyanins (ACYs) and color, and estimated kinetics of ACYs and color degradation. Juice, fortified with 40-80mg/100mL vitamin C and 0-320mg/100mL gallic acid, was pasteurized at 85°C for 1min and stored at 23°C for 16days. Total monomeric anthocyanins and red color intensity were evaluated spectrophotometrically and data were used to determine degradation rate constants (k values) and order of reaction (n) of ACYs and color...
April 2017: Food Research International
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