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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543037/naringenin-responsive-riboswitch-based-fluorescent-biosensor-module-for-escherichia-coli-co-cultures
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Yu Xiu, Sungho Jang, J Andrew Jones, Nicholas A Zill, Robert J Linhardt, Qipeng Yuan, Gyoo Yeol Jung, Mattheos A G Koffas
The ability to design and construct combinatorial synthetic metabolic pathways has far exceeded our capacity for efficient screening and selection of the resulting microbial strains. The need for high-throughput rapid screening techniques is of upmost importance for the future of synthetic biology and metabolic engineering. Here we describe the development of a RNA riboswitch-based biosensor module with dual fluorescent reporters, and demonstrate a high-throughput flow cytometry-based screening method for identification of naringenin over producing Escherichia coli strains in co-culture...
May 20, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539727/bioassay-guided-isolation-and-identification-of-antioxidant-flavonoids-from-cyclotrichium-origanifolium-labill-manden-and-scheng
#2
Abdussamat Guzel, Huseyin Aksit, Mahfuz Elmastas, Ramazan Erenler
BACKGROUND: Medicinal and aromatic plants play a significant role in drug discovery and development process. Flavonoids, revealing a wide spectrum of biological activities, extensively found in plants are important secondary metabolites. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Aerial parts of Cyclotrichium origanifolium were collected, dried, and boiled in water then extracted with hexane, ethyl acetate, and n-butanol. Total phenolic content, DPPH(•) scavenging activity, reducing power (FRAP) activity, and ABTS(•+) scavenging activity assays were applied for all extracts...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534300/formulation-and-evaluation-of-naringenin-nanosuspensions-for-bioavailability-enhancement
#3
Sonia Gera, Sreekanth Talluri, Nagarjun Rangaraj, Sunitha Sampathi
The clinical potential of naringenin (NRG) is compromised due to its poor aqueous solubility and low oral bioavailability. The study is aimed at addressing these issues by means of naringenin nanosuspensions (NRG-NS) formulated using polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP K-90) as stabiliser via antisolvent sonoprecipitation method. Optimisation of sonication time, drug concentration and stabilisers was done based on particle size. Characterisation of pure NRG and NRG-NS was carried out by scanning electron microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), x-ray powder diffractometry (XRD) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)...
May 22, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530609/phenolic-compounds-of-the-australian-native-herb-prostanthera-rotundifolia-and-their-biological-activities
#4
Kitty S C Tang, Izabela Konczak, Jian Zhao
The chemical identity and bioactivities of phenolic components of the Australian native herb Prostanthera rotundifolia were studied. Phenolic compounds were extracted with 80% (v/v) aqueous methanol and purified by liquid chromatography. The antioxidant capacity of the extract and its inhibiting activity against α-glucosidase, pancreatic lipase and hyaluronidase were determined. Phenolic compounds were identified by a combination of HPLC-PDA, LC-high resolution MS (LC-HRMS), LC-tandem MS (LC-MS/MS) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy...
October 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525714/characterization-of-bitter-compounds-via-modulation-of-proton-secretion-in-human-gastric-parietal-cells-in-culture
#5
Kathrin I Liszt, Joachim Hans, Jakob P Ley, Elke Köck, Veronika Somoza
Humans perceive bitterness via around 25 different bitter receptors. Therefore, the identification of antagonists remains a complex challenge. We previously demonstrated several bitter tasting compounds such as caffeine to induce acid secretion in the stomach and in a human gastric tumor cell line (HGT-1). Here, the results of a fluorescent-based in vitro assay using HGT-1 cells and a human sensory panel testing nine selected potential bitter modulators with or without the bitter compounds caffeine or theobromine, were compared...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521977/alginate-coated-chitosan-core-shell-nanoparticles-for-efficient-oral-delivery-of-naringenin-in-diabetic-animals-an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-approach
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Subhajit Maity, Piyasi Mukhopadhyay, Patit Paban Kundu, Abhay Sankar Chakraborti
The chemical synthesis of this study targets for development of a bio-safe polymeric nano-vehicle for improvising the solubility of the flavanone naringenin in antidiabetic animal study. Nanoparticles were prepared from two cost-effective carbohydrate biopolymers - chitosan and alginate for successful encapsulation of naringenin. Dual crosslinked nanoparticles were synthesized by using Na2SO4 and CaCl2 as crosslinkers. The nanoparticles were characterized by DLS, FTIR, XRD and SEM. The prepared nano-formulations exhibited significant naringenin entrapment of >90% and pH-responsive slow and sustained release of the flavonoid...
August 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509871/nutraceutical-value-of-citrus-flavanones-and-their-implications-in-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Lara Testai, Vincenzo Calderone
Background- Cardiovascular diseases, including myocardial infarction, dyslipidaemia and coronary artery pathology, are a major cause of illness and death in Western countries. Therefore, identifying effective therapeutic approaches and their cellular signalling pathways is a challenging goal for medicine. In this regard, several epidemiological studies demonstrate a relationship between the intake of flavonoid-rich foods and the reduction of cardiovascular risk factors and mortality. In particular, flavonoids present in citrus fruits, such as oranges, bergamots, lemons and grapefruit (95% from flavanones), are emerging for their considerable nutraceutical value...
May 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504280/metabolic-profile-and-underlying-improved-bio-activity-of-fructus-aurantii-immaturus-by-human-intestinal-bacteria
#8
Xing Yan Liu, Meng Lin Fan, Huai You Wang, Bo Yang Yu, Ji Hua Liu
Fructus aurantii immaturus (FAI) is the dried young fruit of Citrus aurantium L. or Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck. The purpose of this paper was to investigate the metabolic fate of FAI upon incubation with human intestinal bacteria, meanwhile to evaluate the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of FAI and the transformed Fructus aurantii immaturus (TFAI). The water extract of FAI was anaerobically incubated with human intestinal bacterial suspensions for 48 h at 37 °C. Liquid chromatography-hybridised with quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (LC-Q-TOF/MS) was applied to identify FAI metabolites...
May 15, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502799/proteomics-and-metabolomics-driven-pathway-reconstruction-of-mung-bean-for-nutraceutical-evaluation
#9
Akiko Hashiguchi, Wei Zhu, Jingkui Tian, Setsuko Komatsu
Mung bean is a legume crop which has a various health-promoting effects. Although rich flavonoids are reported to be responsible for its biological activities, little is known about other nutrients that may potentiate the activities. To obtain information on mung bean nutritional properties, gel-free/label-free proteomic analysis and metabolomic profiling were combined. Pathway reconstruction detected that amino acid metabolism is more active in flesh. Coat contained wider variety of lipids and phenolic acids/flavonoids than flesh...
May 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498848/modulation-of-the-growth-and-metabolic-response-of-cyanobacteria-by-the-multifaceted-activity-of-naringenin
#10
Beata Żyszka, Mirosław Anioł, Jacek Lipok
The interactions between the plant-derived bioflavonoid, naringenin, and prokaryotic microalgae representatives (cyanobacteria), were investigated with respect to its influence on the growth and metabolic response of these microorganisms. To achieve reliable results, the growth of cyanobacteria was determined based on measurements of chlorophyll content, morphological changes were assessed through microscopic observations, and the chemical response of cells was determined using liquid and gas chromatography (HPLC; GC-FID)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497905/flavanones-citrus-phytochemical-with-health-promoting-properties
#11
REVIEW
Davide Barreca, Giuseppe Gattuso, Ersilia Bellocco, Antonella Calderaro, Domenico Trombetta, Antonella Smeriglio, Giuseppina Laganà, Maria Daglia, Silvia Meneghini, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi
Citrus fruit and juices represent one of the main sources of compounds with a high potential for health promoting properties. Among these compounds, flavanones (such as hesperetin, naringenin, eriodictyol, isosakuranetin, and their respective glycosides), which occur in quantities ranging from ∼180 to 740 mg/L (depending on the Citrus species and cultivar) are responsible for many biological activities. These compounds support and enhance the body's defenses against oxidative stress and help the organism in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, atherosclerosis, and cancer...
May 12, 2017: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482241/characterization-of-three-chalcone-synthase-like-genes-from-apple-malus-x-domestica-borkh
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Mosaab Yahyaa, Samah Ali, Rachel Davidovich-Rikanati, Muhammad Ibdah, Alona Shachtier, Yoram Eyal, Efraim Lewinsohn, Mwafaq Ibdah
Apple (Malus x domestica Brokh.) is a widely cultivated deciduous tree species of significant economic importance. Apple leaves accumulate high levels of flavonoids and dihydrochalcones, and their formation is dependent on enzymes of the chalcone synthase family. Three CHS genes were cloned from apple leaves and expressed in Escherichia coli. The encoded recombinant enzymes were purified and functionally characterized. In-vitro activity assays indicated that MdCHS1, MdCHS2 and MdCHS3 code for proteins exhibiting polyketide synthase activity that accepted either p-dihydrocoumaroyl-CoA, p-coumaroyl-CoA, or cinnamoyl-CoA as starter CoA substrates in the presence of malonyl-CoA, leading to production of phloretin, naringenin chalcone, and pinocembrin chalcone...
May 5, 2017: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481281/the-functional-characterization-of-a-site-specific-apigenin-4-o-methyltransferase-synthesized-by-the-liverwort-species-plagiochasma-appendiculatum
#13
Hui Liu, Rui-Xue Xu, Shuai Gao, Ai-Xia Cheng
Apigenin, a widely distributed flavone, exhibits excellent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antitumor properties. In addition, the methylation of apigenin is generally considered to result in better absorption and greatly increased bioavailability. Here, four putative Class II methyltransferase genes were identified from the transcriptome sequences generated from the liverwort species Plagiochasma appendiculatum. Each was heterologously expressed as a His-fusion protein in Escherichia coli and their methylation activity against apigenin was tested...
May 7, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480420/effects-of-different-hydroponic-substrate-combinations-and-watering-regimes-on-physiological-and-anti-fungal-properties-of-siphonochilus-aethiopicus
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Xego S, Kambizi L, Nchu F
BACKGROUND: Production of medicinal plants in controlled environments, particularly hydroponic technology, provides opportunities for high quality biomass accumulation and optimizes production of secondary metabolites. Applying special watering regimes in combination with efficient soil draining is an encouraging new tool for the production of pharmaceutical relevant plants. The purpose of this paper was to evaluate the effect of substrate combinations and watering regimes on nutrient uptake, anti-F...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480406/possible-regulation-of-ldl-receptor-by-naringenin-in-hepg2-hepatoma-cell-line
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Nora A Bawazeer, Hani Choudary, Mazin A Zamzami, Wesam H Abdulaal, Mustafa Zeyadi, Ashwag ALbukhari, Bruce Middleton, Said S Moselhy
BACKGROUND: High plasma concentration of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c) plays a significant role in the incidence of atherosclerosis and coronary heart diseases (CHD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The purpose of this study was to investigate the mechanism by which citrus flavonoids, naringenin regulate the LDL receptor (LDLr) gene in human liver using the human hepatoma cell line, HepG2 as a model. RESULTS: Time-course transient transfection of HepG2 cells with luciferase reporter-gene constructs incorporating the promoters of SREBP-1a,-1c, -2 and LDLr, revealed that in lipoprotein-deficient medium (LPDM), only SREBP-1a promoter activity was increased significantly after 4h exposure to 200μM naringenin respectively...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479741/effect-of-naringenin-a-naturally-occurring-flavanone-against-pilocarpine-induced-status-epilepticus-and-oxidative-stress-in-mice
#16
Sheeba Shakeel, Muneeb U Rehman, Nahida Tabassum, Umar Amin, Manzoor Ur Rahman Mir
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by recurrent seizures. It is a very common disease in which approximately 30% of patients do not respond favourably to treatment with anticonvulsants. Oxidative stress is associated with neuronal damage arising from epileptic seizures. The present study investigated the effects of naringenin in pilocarpine-induced epilepsy in mice. Naringenin, one of the most frequently occurring flavanone in citrus fruits, was evaluated for its shielding effect against the pilocarpine induced behavioural, oxidative and histopathological alterations in rodent model of epilepsy...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473720/organ-specific-transcriptome-profiling-of-metabolic-and-pigment-biosynthesis-pathways-in-the-floral-ornamental-progenitor-species-anthurium-amnicola-dressler
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Jon Y Suzuki, Teresita D Amore, Bernarda Calla, Nathan A Palmer, Erin D Scully, Scott E Sattler, Gautam Sarath, Joanne S Lichty, Roxana Y Myers, Lisa M Keith, Tracie K Matsumoto, Scott M Geib
Anthurium amnicola Dressler possesses a number of desirable and novel ornamental traits such as a purple-colored upright spathe, profuse flowering, and floral scent, some of which have been introgressed into modern Anthurium cultivars. As a first step in identifying genes associated with these traits, the transcriptome from root, leaf, spathe, and spadix from an accession of A. amnicola was assembled, resulting in 28,019 putative transcripts representing 19,458 unigenes. Genes involved in pigmentation, including those for the metabolism of chlorophyll and the biosynthesis of carotenoids, phenylpropanoids, and flavonoids were identified...
May 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467669/investigation-of-the-effect-of-naringenin-on-oxidative-stress-related-alterations-in-testis-of-hydrogen-peroxide-administered-rats
#18
Zafer Sahin, Ahmet Ozkaya, Gokhan Cuce, Mirac Uckun, Ertan Yologlu
Testis tissue is prone to oxidation because its plasma membrane contains many polyunsaturated fatty acids. Naringenin is a plant-derived natural flavonoid. We investigated the possible ameliorative role of naringenin on the hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 )-induced testicular damage in Wistar rats. Animals received 12 mg/kg H2 O2 by intraperitoneal injection, and 50 mg/kg naringenin via orogastric gavage for 4 weeks. In the H2 O2 group, the testis malondialdehyde level increased, while the amount of reduced glutathione, glutathione transferase activities, and the testis weight decreased...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454670/structure-related-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-1b-inhibition-by-naringenin-derivatives
#19
Hyun Ah Jung, Pradeep Paudel, Su Hui Seong, Byung-Sun Min, Jae Sue Choi
Naturally occurring flavonoids co-exist as glycoside conjugates, which dominate aglycones in their content. To unveil the structure-activity relationship of a naturally occurring flavonoid, we investigated the effects of the glycosylation of naringenin on the inhibition of enzyme systems related to diabetes (protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B) and α-glycosidase) and on glucose uptake in the insulin-resistant state. Among the tested naringenin derivatives, prunin, a single-glucose-containing flavanone glycoside, potently inhibited PTP1B with an IC50 value of 17...
April 18, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453191/naringenin-prevents-ischemic-stroke-damage-via-anti-apoptotic-and-anti-oxidant-effects
#20
Kaihua Wang, Zhenzhen Chen, Jianmin Huang, Longjian Huang, Ning Luo, Xiulin Liang, Mingkun Liang, Wei Xie
Apoptosis and oxidative stress are considered to be the major factors associated with the development and progression of many ischemic cerebrovascular diseases. Naringenin (NAR) is an abundant flavanone in citrus plants and has been found to exhibit anti-oxidant, anti-carcinogenic and anti-apoptotic effects. This study aimed to investigate the anti-apoptotic and anti-oxidant effects of naringenin on ischemic stroke. In vitro, cortical neuron cells isolated from the brains of neonatal Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into control, oxygen and glucose deprivation/reperfusion (OGD/Rep), NAR-L, NAR-M and NAR-H groups...
April 28, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
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