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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322845/metformin-like-antidiabetic-cardio-protective-and-non-glycemic-effects-of-naringenin-molecular-and-pharmacological-insights
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Annah Nsoaki Nyane, Thabiso Bethwel Tlaila, Tanki Gabriel Malefane, Dudu Edith Ndwandwe, Peter Mark Oroma Owira
Metformin is a widely used drug for the treatment of type 2 diabetes (T2D). Its blood glucose-lowering effects are initially due to inhibition of hepatic glucose production and increased peripheral glucose utilization. Metformin has also been shown to have several beneficial effects on cardiovascular risk factors and it is the only oral antihyperglycaemic agent thus far associated with decreased macrovascular complications in patients with diabetes. Adenosine Monophosphate Activated-Protein Kinase (AMPK) is a major cellular regulator of lipid and glucose metabolism...
March 18, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317253/correlation-between-the-potency-of-flavonoids-for-cytochrome-c-reduction-and-inhibition-of-cardiolipin-induced-peroxidase-activity
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Ricardo Lagoa, Alejandro K Samhan-Arias, Carlos Gutierrez-Merino
There are large differences between flavonoids to protect against apoptosis, a process in which cytochrome c (Cyt c) plays a key role. In this work, we show that 7 of 13 flavonoids studied have a capacity to reduce Cyt c similar or higher than ascorbate, the flavonols quercetin, kaempferol and myricetin, flavanol epigallocatechin-gallate, anthocyanidins cyanidin and malvidin, and the flavone luteolin. In contrast, the kaempferol 3(O)- and 3,4'(O)-methylated forms, the flavanone naringenin, and also apigenin and chrysin, had a negligible reducing capacity...
March 20, 2017: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315389/variations-in-the-chemical-composition-and-content-of-salicylic-glycosides-in-the-bark-of-salix-purpurea-from-natural-locations-and-their-significance-for-breeding
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Paweł Sulima, Mirosława Krauze-Baranowska, Jerzy Andrzej Przyborowski
Willow bark is one of the few plant raw materials which contain natural active substances that have analgesic, fever-reducing, anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic effects. Salix purpurea, listed as widespread and common in many countries, belongs to the willow species with the highest content of salicylic compounds. The chemical composition and content of major salicylic glycosides (SGs) in the bark of S. purpurea genotypes from natural locations were investigated in this study to evaluate their applicability for pharmaceutical processing and creative breeding...
March 15, 2017: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293083/pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-da-cheng-qi-decoction-in-the-liver-of-rats-with-severe-acute-pancreatitis
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Yu-Mei Zhang, Hong-Yu Ren, Xian-Lin Zhao, Juan Li, Jun-Yi Li, Fu-Sheng Wu, Hang Su, Wen-Fu Tang
AIM: To explore the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of Da-Cheng-Qi decoction (DCQD) in the liver of rats with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) based on an herbal recipe tissue pharmacology hypothesis. METHODS: Healthy male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into a sham operation group (SOG); a model group (MG); and low-, median- and high-dose treatment groups (LDG, MDG, and HDG, respectively). Different dosages (6, 12 and 24 g/kg for the LDG, MDG, and HDG, respectively) of DCQD were administered to the rats with SAP...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290539/corrigendum-the-citrus-flavanone-naringenin-impairs-dengue-virus-replication-in-human-cells
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Sandra Frabasile, Andrea Cristine Koishi, Diogo Kuczera, Guilherme Ferreira Silveira, Waldiceu Aparecido Verri, Claudia Nunes Duarte Dos Santos, Juliano Bordignon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289383/the-citrus-flavanone-naringenin-produces-cardioprotective-effects-in-hearts-from-1-year-old-rat-through-activation-of-mitobk-channels
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Lara Testai, Eleonora Da Pozzo, Ilaria Piano, Luisa Pistelli, Claudia Gargini, Maria Cristina Breschi, Alessandra Braca, Claudia Martini, Alma Martelli, Vincenzo Calderone
Background and Purpose: Incidence of cardiovascular disorders increases with age, because of a dramatic fall of endogenous self-defense mechanisms and increased vulnerability of myocardium. Conversely, the effectiveness of many cardioprotective drugs is blunted in hearts of 1 year old rat. The Citrus flavanone naringenin (NAR) was reported to promote cardioprotective effects against ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury, through the activation of mitochondrial large conductance calcium-activated potassium channel (mitoBK)...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283004/quantitative-analysis-of-rutin-quercetin-naringenin-and-gallic-acid-by-validated-rp-and-np-hptlc-methods-for-quality-control-of-anti-hbv-active-extract-of-guiera-senegalensis
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Perwez Alam, Mohammad K Parvez, Ahmed H Arbab, Mohammed S Al-Dosari
CONTEXT: Guiera senegalensis J.F. Gmel (Combretaceae) is a folk medicinal plant used in various metabolic and infectious diseases. In addition to its antiviral activities against herpes and fowlpox, the anti-HBV efficacy is very recently reported. OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate simple, sensitive RP-/NP-HPTLC methods for quantitative determination of biomarkers rutin, quercetin, naringenin, and gallic acid in the anti-HBV active G. senegalensis leaves ethanol-extract...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274099/hydroxylation-of-compactin-ml-236b-by-cyp105d7-sav_7469-from-streptomyces-avermitilis
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Qiuping Yao, Li Ma, Ling Liu, Haruo Ikeda, Shinya Fushinobu, Shengying Li, Lian-Hua Xu
Compactin and pravastatin are competitive cholesterol biosynthesis inhibitors of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA reductase and belong to the statin drugs; however, the former shows superior pharmacokinetic characteristics. Previously, we reported that the bacterial P450, CYP105D7, from Streptomyces avermitilis can catalyze the hydroxylation of 1-deoxypentalenic acid, diclofenac and naringenin. Here, we demonstrate that CYP105D7 could also catalyze compactin hydroxylation in vitro. In the presence of both bacterial and cyanobacterial redox partner systems with an NADPH regeneration system, the reaction produced two hydroxylated products including pravastatin (hydroxylated at the C6 position)...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264488/enantioselective%C3%A2-modulatory%C3%A2-effects%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-naringenin%C3%A2-enantiomers%C3%A2-on%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-expression%C3%A2-levels%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-mir-17-3p%C3%A2-involved%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-endogenous%C3%A2-antioxidant%C3%A2-defenses
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Valeria Curti, Arianna Di Lorenzo, Daniela Rossi, Emanuela Martino, Enrica Capelli, Simona Collina, Maria Daglia
Naringenin is a flavanone present in citrus fruit as a mixture of chiral isomers. The numerous biological properties attributed to this compound include antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities, even though the molecular mechanisms of these remain unknown. This study aims to evaluate the effects of racemic and enantiomeric naringenin on the expression levels of miR-17-3p, miR-25-5p and relative mRNA targets, to elucidate the mechanisms underlying these antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Caco-2 cells, a well characterized in vitro model which mimics the intestinal barrier, were treated with subtoxic concentrations of racemate and enantiomers...
February 28, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262328/citrus-flavanones-mildly-interfere-with-pituitary-thyroid-axis-in-old-aged-male-rats
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Marko Miler, Ivana Jarić, Jasmina Živanović, Vladimir Ajdžanović, Nasta Tanić, Verica Milošević, Branka Šošić-Jurjević
Citrus flavanones naringenin (NAR) and hesperetin (HES) are potent antioxidants that may contribute to maintenance of health at old age by improving cardiovascular and metabolic status. However, they may also affect thyroid hormone economy. Keeping in mind impaired thyroid function at older age, in this study we tested wheather NAR or HES administration potentiate this decline. NAR or HES were administrated orally (15mg/kg) to male 24-month-old Wistar rats during 4 weeks. Control groups received vehicle, sunflower oil...
March 2, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259640/structural-basis-for-inhibition-of-17%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenases-by-phytoestrogens-the-case-of-fungal-17%C3%AE-hsdcl
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Alberto Cassetta, Jure Stojan, Ivet Krastanova, Katja Kristan, Mojca Brunskole Švegelj, Doriano Lamba, Tea Lanišnik Rižner
Phytoestrogens are plant-derived compounds that functionally and structurally mimic mammalian estrogens. Phytoestrogens have broad inhibitory activities toward several steroidogenic enzymes, such as the 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases (17β-HSDs), which modulate the biological potency of androgens and estrogens in mammals. However, to date, no crystallographic data are available to explain phytoestrogens binding to mammalian 17β-HSDs. NADP(H)-dependent 17β-HSD from the filamentous fungus Cochliobolus lunatus (17β-HSDcl) has been the subject of extensive biochemical, kinetic and quantitative structure-activity relationship studies that have shown that the flavonols are the most potent inhibitors...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255691/the-naringenin-induced-exoproteome-of-rhizobium-etli-ce3
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Niurka Meneses, Hermenegildo Taboada, Michael F Dunn, María Del Carmen Vargas, Natasha Buchs, Manfred Heller, Sergio Encarnación
Flavonoids excreted by legume roots induce the expression of symbiotically essential nodulation (nod) genes in rhizobia, as well as that of specific protein export systems. In the bean microsymbiont Rhizobium etli CE3, nod genes are induced by the flavonoid naringenin. In this study, we identified 693 proteins in the exoproteome of strain CE3 grown in minimal medium with or without naringenin, with 101 and 100 exoproteins being exclusive to these conditions, respectively. Four hundred ninety-two (71%) of the extracellular proteins were found in both cultures...
March 2, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239413/improving-acetyl-coa-biosynthesis-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-via-the-overexpression-of-pantothenate-kinase-and-pdh-bypass
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Wenshan Liu, Bo Zhang, Rongrong Jiang
BACKGROUND: Acetyl-CoA is an important precursor in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Various approaches have been adopted to improve its cytosolic level previously with the emphasis on engineering the "acetyl-" part of acetyl-CoA. To the best of our knowledge, there have been no reports on engineering the "-CoA" part so far. RESULTS: In this study, we had tried to engineer S. cerevisiae from both the "-CoA" part via pantothenate kinase overexpression (PanK from S. cerevisiae, the rate-limiting enzyme for CoA synthesis) and the "acetyl-"part through PDH bypass introduction (ALD6 from S...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223131/constituent-analysis-of-the-ethanol-extracts-of-chimonanthus-nitens-oliv-leaves-and-their-inhibitory-effect-on-%C3%AE-glucosidase-activity
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Hui Chen, Kehui Ouyang, Yan Jiang, Zhanwei Yang, Wenbing Hu, Lei Xiong, Ning Wang, Xin Liu, Wenjun Wang
The ethanol extracts of Chimonanthus nitens Oliv. leaves were prepared sequentially by ethanol gradient elution and tested for their α-glucosidase inhibitory. The fraction of 50% ethanol eluate (EE) exhibited the notable inhibition with IC50 of 0.376mg/mL. Also, 50% EE was chemically characterized by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) analysis. Eight compounds including rutin (1), hyperin (2), isoquercitrin (3), luteoloside (4), astragalin (6), quercetin (13), naringenin (14), kaempferol (15) were identified by compared with standard substances as well as proper luteolin-5-O-glucoside (5), kaempferol-7-O-rhamnoside (9), 5,7,8-trihydroxy-2-methoxyl-flavone-7-O-glucoside (10), kaempferol-7-O-acetyl-galactoside (11)...
May 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220704/functional-characterization-of-a-new-tea-camellia-sinensis-flavonoid-glycosyltransferase
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Xianqian Zhao, Peiqiang Wang, Mingzhuo Li, Yeru Wang, Xiaolan Jiang, Lilan Cui, Yumei Qian, Juhua Zhuang, Liping Gao, Tao Xia
Tea (Camellia sinensis) is an important commercial crop, in which the high content of flavonoids provides health benefits. A flavonoid glycosyltransferase (CsUGT73A20), belonging to cluster IIIa, was isolated from tea plant. The recombinant CsUGT73A20 in Escherichia coli exhibited a broad substrate tolerance toward multiple flavonoids. Among them, kaempferol was the optimal substrate compared to quercetin, myricetin, naringenin, apigenin, and kaempferide. However, no product was detected when UDP-galactose was used as the sugar donor...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216368/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-cysticidal-activity-of-extracts-and-isolated-flavanone-from-the-bark-of-prunus-serotina-a-bio-guided-study
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Francisca Palomares-Alonso, Irma Susana Rojas-Tomé, Guadalupe Palencia Hernández, María Adelina Jiménez-Arellanes, Martha Lydia Macías-Rubalcava, Angélica González-Maciel, Andrea Ramos-Morales, Rosalba Santiago-Reyes, Nelly Castro, Iliana González-Hernández, Yadira Rufino-González, Helgi Jung-Cook
Currently, neurocysticercosis treatment involves two drugs: albendazole and praziquantel; however, their efficacy is suboptimal and new cysticidal drugs are needed. The present paper reports the cysticidal activity of extracts of the bark from Prunus serotina against Taenia crassiceps cysts and the isolation and identification of the main components of the most active extract. Results showed that all extracts displayed in vitro cysticidal activity (EC50=17.9-88.5μg/mL), being the methanolic the most active and selective...
February 16, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202192/ordered-mesoporous-silica-functionalized-with-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-derivative-for-stereoisomer-separation-of-flavanones-and-flavanone-glycosides-by-nano-liquid-chromatography-and-capillary-electrochromatography
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Mariana Silva, Damián Pérez-Quintanilla, Sonia Morante-Zarcero, Isabel Sierra, María Luisa Marina, Zeineb Aturki, Salvatore Fanali
In this paper a chiral stationary phase (CSP) was prepared by the immobilization of a β-CD derivative (3,5-dimethylphenylcarbamoylated β-CD) onto the surface of amino-functionalized spherical ordered mesoporous silica (denoted as SM) via a urea linkage using the Staudinger reaction. The CSP was packed into fused silica capillaries 100μm I.D. and evaluated by means of nano-liquid chromatography (nano-LC) and capillary electrochromatography (CEC) using model compounds for the enantio- and the diastereomeric separation...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202103/deterrent-activity-of-hops-flavonoids-and-their-derivatives-against-stored-product-pests
#18
J Jackowski, J Popłoński, K Twardowska, J Magiera-Dulewicz, M Hurej, E Huszcza
Five flavonoids from hops, two of their derivatives, along with naringenin used as a model compound, were tested for their antifeedant activity against three coleopteran stored product pests: Sitophilus granarius L., Tribolium confusum Duv. and Trogoderma granarium Everts. The introduction, into the tested flavonoid molecules, of additional structural fragments such as prenyl or dimethylpyran moiety, is proposed to significantly alter the deterrent activity of the compounds. The prenyl moiety in flavonoids increased the deterrent activity of these compounds in all three of the grain feeding species used in the tests...
February 16, 2017: Bulletin of Entomological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192136/inhibition-of-glycation-and-aldose-reductase-activity-using-dietary-flavonoids-a-lens-organ-culture-studies
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Kapil K Patil, Rajesh N Gacche
On the eve of increasing incidence of diabetes mellitus and related complications, the search for novel, safe and alternatives therapeutic approaches are evolving. In the present investigation, a panel of ten dietary flavonoids such as 4'-methoxyflavanone, formononetin, hesperetin, hesperidin, naringenin, naringin, rutin, diadzin, silibinin and silymarin was evaluated as possible inhibitors of sugar induced cataractogenesis using bovine lens organ culture studies. The effect of selected flavonoids was observed on glycation induced lens opacity, AGE fluorescence, carbonyl group formation (a biomarker of glycation), protein aggregation and aldose reductase (AR) inhibition...
May 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185989/enhanced-oral-bioavailability-of-docetaxel-in-rats-combined-with-myricetin-in-situ-and-in-vivo-evidences
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Tianyun Hao, Yunni Ling, Meijuan Wu, Yajing Shen, Yu Gao, Shujun Liang, Yuan Gao, Shuai Qian
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of myricetin on the pharmacokinetics of docetaxel in rats. In comparison to oral docetaxel alone (40mg/kg), the bioavailability of docetaxel could be significantly enhanced by 1.6-2.4-fold via oral co-administration with various flavonoids (apigenin, naringenin, baicalein, quercetin and myricetin) at a dosage of 10mg/kg, and myricetin showed the highest bioavailability improvement. Further pharmacokinetic studies demonstrated that the presence of myricetin (5-20mg/kg) enhanced both Cmax and AUC of docetaxel with the highest Cmax (162ng/mL, 2...
April 1, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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