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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096957/cinnamon-effects-on-metabolic-syndrome-a-review-based-on-its-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Hamid Mollazadeh, Hossein Hosseinzadeh
OBJECTIVES: Nowadays, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the major risk factors of death globally. One of the most undeniable reasons of CVDs is metabolic syndrome (MetS). MetS is defined as a complex of diseases including insulin resistance, hyperglycemia, obesity, high blood pressure and dyslipidemia. The use of complementary medicine such as traditional herbal species can be effective in treatment of MetS's complications. Cinnamomum verum (family Lauraceae) is a medicinal global plant which has been used daily by people all over the world...
December 2016: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092845/cinnamaldehyde-potentially-attenuates-gestational-hyperglycemia-in-rats-through-modulation-of-ppar%C3%AE-proinflammatory-cytokines-and-oxidative-stress
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Ahmed A Hosni, A Adel Abdel-Moneim, Eman S Abdel-Reheim, Samah M Mohamed, Hamdi Helmy
Cinnamon has a history of use for medicinal purposes and its major benefits have been linked to cinnamaldehyde. The present study aimed to investigate the hypoglycemic action of cinnamaldehyde against fatty-sucrosed diet/streptozotocin (FSD/STZ)-rat model of gestational diabetes. Female albino rats were divided into three groups. Group I fed with normal diet (ND) while group II and III were fed with FSD for eight weeks (five weeks pre-gestational and three weeks gestational). Rats of group III were administered with a daily oral dose of 20mg/kg cinnamaldehyde one week before mating onward...
January 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071013/the-industrial-potential-of-herbs-and-spices-a-mini-review
#3
Katarzyna B Leja, Katarzyna Czaczyk
Herbs and spices have been used for food and medicinal purposes for centuries - the first recorded evidence of their use dates back to 1500BC and the Ebers Papyrus, which mentioned spices such as anise, mustard, saffron, cinnamon, and cassia. Now, in the 21st century, a variety of secondary compounds produced by plants are used in many fields of industry, such as food production (to improve taste, to provide vitamins and macro- and microelements, and also to inhibit food spoilage caused by foodborne bacteria), in medicine (in the treatment of various diseases; in chemoprevention and cancer therapy; as a source of natural antimicrobials for the treatment of infectious disease), and in pharmacology and cosmetology (in dietary supplements, and as a result of the demand for preservative-free cosmetics, to reduce the risk of methylparaben allergies)...
October 2016: Acta Scientiarum Polonorum. Technologia Alimentaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065902/princess-privacy-protecting-rare-disease-international-network-collaboration-via-encryption-through-software-guard-extensions
#4
Feng Chen, Shuang Wang, Xiaoqian Jiang, Sijie Ding, Yao Lu, Jihoon Kim, S Cenk Sahinalp, Chisato Shimizu, Jane C Burns, Victoria J Wright, Eileen Png, Martin L Hibberd, David D Lloyd, Hai Yang, Amalio Telenti, Cinnamon S Bloss, Dov Fox, Kristin Lauter, Lucila Ohno-Machado
MOTIVATION: We introduce PRINCESS, a privacy-preserving international collaboration framework for analyzing rare disease genetic data that are distributed across different continents. PRINCESS leverages Software Guard Extensions (SGX) and hardware for trustworthy computation. Unlike a traditional international collaboration model, where individual-level patient DNA are physically centralized at a single site, PRINCESS performs a secure and distributed computation over encrypted data, fulfilling institutional policies and regulations for protected health information...
January 8, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064201/a-method-for-classifying-user-reported-electronic-cigarette-liquid-flavors
#5
Jessica M Yingst, Susan Veldheer, Erin Hammett, Shari Hrabovsky, Jonathan Foulds
BACKGROUND: Along with the growth in popularity of electronic cigarette devices (e-cigs), the variety of e-cig liquids (e-liquid) available to users has also grown. Although some studies have published data about the use of flavored e-liquid, there is no standardized way to group flavors making it difficult to interpret the data and replicate results across studies. The current study describes a method to classify user-reported e-liquid flavors and presents the resulting proportion of users in each flavor group in a large online survey of e-cig users...
January 6, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063174/oral-supplementation-of-trans-cinnamaldehyde-reduces-uropathogenic-escherichia-coli-colonization-in-a-mouse-model
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Amoolya Narayanan, Muhammed Shafeekh Muyyarikkandy, Shankumar Mooyottu, Kumar Venkitanarayanan, Mary Anne Roshni Amalaradjou
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in the United States result in more than 7 million hospital visits per year. Uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC) is responsible for more than 80% of UTIs. Although antibiotics are the drug of choice to control UTIs, their repeated use has resulted in the emergence of antibiotic resistant UPEC. Thus, there is a need for effective alternate strategies to control UPEC infections. This study investigated the efficacy of trans-cinnamaldehye (TC), a food-grade molecule present in cinnamon, in reducing UPEC colonization and pathogenesis in the lower UTI...
January 7, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007687/reimagining-human-research-protections-for-21st-century-science
#7
Cinnamon Bloss, Camille Nebeker, Matthew Bietz, Deborah Bae, Barbara Bigby, Mary Devereaux, James Fowler, Ann Waldo, Nadir Weibel, Kevin Patrick, Scott Klemmer, Lori Melichar
BACKGROUND: Evolving research practices and new forms of research enabled by technological advances require a redesigned research oversight system that respects and protects human research participants. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to generate creative ideas for redesigning our current human research oversight system. METHODS: A total of 11 researchers and institutional review board (IRB) professionals participated in a January 2015 design thinking workshop to develop ideas for redesigning the IRB system...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994045/effects-of-activation-on-the-elastic-properties-of-intact-soleus-muscles-with-a-deletion-in-titin
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Jenna A Monroy, Krysta L Powers, Cinnamon M Pace, Theodore Uyeno, Kiisa C Nishikawa
Titin has long been known to contribute to muscle passive tension. Recently, it was also demonstrated that titin-based stiffness increases upon Ca(2+)-activation of wildtype mouse psoas myofibrils stretched beyond overlap of the thick and thin filaments. In addition, this increase in titin-based stiffness upon activation was impaired in single psoas myofibrils from mdm mice with a deletion in titin. Here, we investigate the effects of muscle activation on elastic properties of intact soleus muscles from wildtype and mdm mice to determine whether titin may contribute to active muscle stiffness...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992311/evaluation-of-the-antioxidant-activity-of-extracts-and-active-principles-of-commonly-consumed-indian-spices
#9
Kartick Patra, Samarjit Jana, Deba Prasad Mandal, Shamee Bhattacharjee
Accumulating evidence suggests that free radical reactions play a key part in the development of degenerative diseases and that an antioxidant-rich diet is a major defense against these free radical reactions. In this study, we explore comparative antioxidant capacities of extracts of some commonly used in Indian spices (anise, cardamom, Ceylon cinnamon, and clove) along with their purified components (anethole, eucalyptol, cinnamaldehyde, and eugenol, respectively). Eugenol shows the highest 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl, hydroxyl, and superoxide scavenging and reducing power activity in terms of weight; however, this was not found when compared in terms of equivalence...
2016: Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988226/trypanocidal-activity-of-the-compounds-present-in-aniba-canelilla-oil-against-trypanosoma-evansi-and-its-effects-on-viability-of-lymphocytes
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Janice L Giongo, Rodrigo A Vaucher, Aleksandro S Da Silva, Camila B Oliveira, Cristiane B de Mattos, Matheus D Baldissera, Michele R Sagrillo, Silvia G Monteiro, Dayana L Custódio, Marcielly Souza de Matos, Paulo T Sampaio, Helder F Teixeira, Letícia S Koester, Valdir F da Veiga Junior
Aniba canelilla (H.B.K.) Mez, popularly known as "casca-preciosa" (precious bark), is a plant of the Lauraceae family, widely distributed in the Amazon region. Its major constituent is 1-nitro-2-phenylethane, a rare molecule in plants which is responsible for this plant's cinnamon scent. The present study aimed to report the chemical characterization of the oil extracted from Aniba canelilla using gas-chromatography/mass spectrometry and to assess its in vitro trypanocidal activity against Trypanosoma evansi, a prevalent haemoflagellate parasite that affects a broad range of mammal species in Africa, Asia and South America...
December 14, 2016: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986994/the-effects-of-a-skeletal-muscle-titin-mutation-on-walking-in-mice
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Cinnamon M Pace, Sarah Mortimer, Jenna A Monroy, Kiisa C Nishikawa
Titin contributes to sarcomere assembly, muscle signaling, and mechanical properties of muscle. The mdm mouse exhibits a small deletion in the titin gene resulting in dystrophic mutants and phenotypically normal heterozygotes. We examined the effects of this mutation on locomotion to assess how, and if, changes to muscle phenotype explain observed locomotor differences. Mutant mice are much smaller in size than their siblings and gait abnormalities may be driven by differences in limb proportions and/or by changes to muscle phenotype caused by the titin mutation...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Comparative Physiology. A, Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979111/preparation-and-characterization-of-essential-oil-loaded-starch-nanoparticles-formed-by-short-glucan-chains
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Chao Qiu, Ranran Chang, Jie Yang, Shengju Ge, Liu Xiong, Mei Zhao, Man Li, Qingjie Sun
Essential oils (EOs), including menthone, oregano, cinnamon, lavender, and citral, are natural products that have antimicrobial and antioxidant activities. However, extremely low water solubility, and easy degradation by heat, restrict their application. The aim of this work was to evaluate the enhancement in antioxidative and antimicrobial activities of EOs encapsulated in starch nanoparticles (SNPs) prepared by short glucan chains. For the first time, we have successfully fabricated menthone-loaded SNPs (SNPs-M) at different complexation temperatures (30, 60, and 90°C) by an in situ nanoprecipitation method...
April 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929695/secondhand-smoke-exposure-illness-severity-and-resource-utilization-in-pediatric-emergency-department-patients-with-respiratory-illnesses
#13
Ashley L Merianos, Cinnamon A Dixon, E Melinda Mahabee-Gittens
OBJECTIVE: Hospital-based data reveal that children who have secondhand smoke exposure (SHSe) experience severe respiratory illnesses and greater resource utilization. Our objective was to assess the relationship between SHSe and illness severity/resource utilization among children presenting to the pediatric emergency department (PED) with three common respiratory conditions - asthma, bronchiolitis, and pneumonia. METHODS: A retrospective review of a yearlong consecutive sample of PED patients with SHSe status documentation and asthma, bronchiolitis, or pneumonia diagnoses was performed...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925572/add-some-spice-to-ease-creaking-joints
#14
Jane Bates
Cinnamon, black pepper, turmeric, ginger - these spices have been lurking in the back of my kitchen cupboard for years, only making an appearance at Christmas and for the odd curry.
December 7, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896585/effect-of-an-herbal-mixture-of-cinnamon-cortex-persicae-semen-and-natril-sulfas-on-collagen-induced-arthritis-and-lipopolysaccharides-induced-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BA-b-signaling
#15
Ji-Won Lee, Jae-Hwan Lew, Tae-Woo Kim, Hee Kang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the anti-arthritic and anti-inflammatory effects of the mixture of three herbal agents, Cinnamon Cortex, Persica Semen, and Natril Sulfas (CPN), the major ingredients of Taoren Chengqi Decoction (). METHODS: Collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) was induced by immunization with bovine type II collagen on day 1 and 21. DBA/1J mice were orally administered the water extract of CPN (100 and 500 mg/kg) and indomethacin (1 mg/kg) or vehicle (water) 3 times per week for 6 weeks...
November 17, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892897/the-importance-of-selected-spices-in-cardiovascular-diseases
#16
Bartosz Kulczyński, Anna Gramza-Michałowska
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. Literature data indicate that, due to these diseases, approximately 17.5 million people died in 2012. Types of cardiovascular disease include ischemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, congenital heart disease, rheumatic heart disease, cardiomyopathy and arrhythmia. Proper nutrition is an important factor in reducing the risk of cardiovascular events. An interesting element of our diets is spices. For thousands of years, they have been used in the treatment of many diseases: bacterial infections, coughs, colds, and liver diseases...
November 14, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889776/cinnamic-acid-cinn-induces-apoptosis-and-proliferation-in-human-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cells
#17
Guangying Qi, Jian Chen, Changrong Shi, Yukun Wang, Sisi Mi, Wenhua Shao, Xiangyuan Yu, Yili Ma, Jiapu Ling, Jian Huang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: CINN is the main ingredient of the traditional Chinese medicine cinnamon. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of CINN on the proliferation and apoptosis of NPC cells and to elucidate the underlying molecular mechanisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CNE2 human NPC cells were treated with various CINN concentrations. The effects of CINN on the proliferation and apoptosis of CNE2 NPC cells were examined using the MTT assay and flow cytometric analysis...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884762/pleasantness-familiarity-and-identification-of-spice-odors-are-interrelated-and-enhanced-by-consumption-of-herbs-and-food-neophilia
#18
Antti Knaapila, Oskar Laaksonen, Markus Virtanen, Baoru Yang, Hanna Lagström, Mari Sandell
The primary dimension of odor is pleasantness, which is associated with a multitude of factors. We investigated how the pleasantness, familiarity, and identification of spice odors were associated with each other and with the use of the respective spice, overall use of herbs, and level of food neophobia. A total of 126 adults (93 women, 33 men; age 25-61 years, mean 39 years) rated the odors from 12 spices (oregano, anise, rosemary, mint, caraway, sage, thyme, cinnamon, fennel, marjoram, garlic, and clove) for pleasantness and familiarity, and completed a multiple-choice odor identification...
February 1, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869756/a-review-of-temperature-ph-and-other-factors-that-influence-the-survival-of-salmonella-in-mayonnaise-and-other-raw-egg-products
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REVIEW
Thilini Piushani Keerthirathne, Kirstin Ross, Howard Fallowfield, Harriet Whiley
Salmonellosis is one of the main causes of foodborne illnesses worldwide, with outbreaks predominately linked to contamination of eggs and raw egg products, such as mayonnaise. This review explores previous studies that have investigated Salmonella control mechanisms utilized in the production of raw egg mayonnaise and other food products. Apart from the use of pasteurized eggs, the main control mechanism identified is the pH of the raw egg products, which plays an important role in the consistency and stability while affecting the survival of Salmonella spp...
November 18, 2016: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869684/quantitative-structure-activity-relationship-of-cinnamaldehyde-compounds-against-wood-decaying-fungi
#20
Dongmei Yang, Hui Wang, Haijian Yuan, Shujun Li
Cinnamaldehyde, of the genius Cinnamomum, is a major constituent of the bark of the cinnamon tree and possesses broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity. In this study, we used best multiple linear regression (BMLR) to develop quantitative structure activity relationship (QSAR) models for cinnamaldehyde derivatives against wood-decaying fungi Trametes versicolor and Gloeophyllun trabeum. Based on the two optimal QSAR models, we then designed and synthesized two novel cinnamaldehyde compounds. The QSAR models exhibited good correlation coefficients: R²Tv = 0...
November 17, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
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