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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728928/gtf-231-a-mixture-of-gymnemic-acid-trigonelline-and-ferulic-acid-significantly-ameliorates-oxidative-stress-in-experimental-type-2-diabetes-in-rats
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Roshana Devi Vellai, Sharmila Chandiran, Subramanian Sorimuthu Pillai
OBJECTIVES: According to a report by the United States National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, nearly 60% of patients with diabetes have more than one complication caused by chronic diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a multifactorial metabolic disorder that accounts for more than 95% of people with diabetes and usually requires multitargeted therapeutic interventions. It arises due to insufficient insulin secretion or its action or both. Recently, we reported that the oral administration of gymnemic acid, trigonelline and ferulic acid in the ratio of 2:3:1 (GTF-231), a mixture of 3 phytoingredients at a concentration of 300 mg/kg body weight significantly improved the glucose homeostasis in rats with low-dose streptozotocin-induced type 2 diabetes that were fed with high-fat diet...
July 17, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726849/o2-controllable-hydrogels-for-studying-cellular-responses-to-hypoxic-gradients-in-three-dimensions-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#2
Daniel M Lewis, Michael R Blatchley, Kyung Min Park, Sharon Gerecht
Oxygen (O2) acts as a potent upstream regulator of cell function. In both physiological and pathophysiological microenvironments, the O2 concentration is not uniformly distributed but instead follows a gradient that depends on distance from oxygen-carrying blood vessels. Such gradients have a particularly important role in development, tissue regeneration, and tumor growth. In this protocol, we describe how to use our previously reported gelatin-based O2-controllable hydrogels that can provide hypoxic microenvironments in vitro...
August 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725264/identification-of-developmental-stage-and-anatomical-fraction-contributions-to-cell-wall-recalcitrance-in-switchgrass
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Jacob D Crowe, Nicholas Feringa, Sivakumar Pattathil, Brian Merritt, Cliff Foster, Dayna Dines, Rebecca G Ong, David B Hodge
BACKGROUND: Heterogeneity within herbaceous biomass can present important challenges for processing feedstocks to cellulosic biofuels. Alterations to cell wall composition and organization during plant growth represent major contributions to heterogeneity within a single species or cultivar. To address this challenge, the focus of this study was to characterize the relationship between composition and properties of the plant cell wall and cell wall response to deconstruction by NaOH pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis for anatomical fractions (stem internodes, leaf sheaths, and leaf blades) within switchgrass at various tissue maturities as assessed by differing internode...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722176/comparative-study-of-submerged-and-surface-culture-acetification-process-for-orange-vinegar
#4
Cristina Cejudo-Bastante, Enrique Durán-Guerrero, Carmelo García-Barroso, Remedios Castro-Mejías
BACKGROUND: The two main acetification methodologies generally employed in the production of vinegar (surface and submerged cultures) were studied and compared for the production of orange vinegar. Polyphenols (UPLC/DAD) and volatiles compounds (SBSE-GC/MS) were considered as the main variables in the comparative study. Sensory characteristics of the obtained vinegars were also evaluated. RESULTS: Seventeen polyphenols and twenty four volatile compounds were determined in the samples during both acetification processes...
July 19, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722130/solubility-and-molecular-interactions-of-ferulic-acid-in-various-isopropanol%C3%A2-%C3%A2-water-mixtures
#5
Nazrul Haq, Nasir A Siddiqui, Faiyaz Shakeel
OBJECTIVE: The solubility of an herbal compound ferulic acid (FA) in various (isopropanol (IPA) + water) mixtures was measured and correlated at temperatures 'T = 298.2 K to 318.2 K' and pressure 'p = 0.1 MPa'. METHODS: The experimental solubilities of FA in mole fraction were determined using a static equilibrium method and correlated with 'Apelblat, Van't Hoff, Yalkowsky and Jouyban-Acree models'. KEY FINDINGS: The maximum mole fraction solubilities of FA were obtained in neat IPA (2...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720969/quantification-of-phenolics-in-syzygium-cumini-seed-and-their-modulatory-role-on-tertiary-butyl-hydrogen-peroxide-induced-oxidative-stress-in-h9c2-cell-lines-and-key-enzymes-in-cardioprotection
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H P Syama, A D Arya, R Dhanya, P Nisha, A Sundaresan, E Jacob, P Jayamurthy
The study quantified the major phenolics in different fractions of Syzygium cumini seeds and evaluated their cardioprotective efficacy. Gallic acid, ellagic acid, cinnamic acid, quercetin, syringic acid and ferulic acid were the major polyphenols present in different fractions of Syzygium cumini seeds. The cardioprotective effect of Syzygium cumini seed fractions in modulating angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE), HMG-CoA reductase, LDL oxidation and tertiary butyl hydrogen peroxide (TBHP) induced oxidative stress in H9c2 cardiac cell lines were investigated...
June 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720956/influence-of-sodium-chloride-and-vacuum-impregnation-on-the-quality-and-bioactive-compounds-of-parboiled-glutinous-rice
#7
Patiwit Loypimai, Kulab Sittisuanjik, Anuchita Moongngarm, Wilawan Pimthong
This study investigated the effect of NaCl (2 and 4% (w/v)) and vacuum impregnation (VI) (150, 200, 250, and 300 Pa) on the quality parameters (water uptake, elongation ratio, visual color, and texture), tocols, γ-oryzanol and phenolic compounds of parboiled rice. Parboiling with NaCl and VI resulted in increased lightness and higher concentrations of bioactive compounds than rice parboiled by the traditional method. The highest concentration of tocopherols, γ-oryzanol, and phenolic acids (syringic, and ferulic acids) were obtained from parboiled rice with NaCl concentration at 2% (w/v) and VI at 250 and 300 Pa...
June 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718636/long-chain-alkyl-esters-of-hydroxycinnamic-acids-as-promising-anticancer-agents-selective-induction-of-apoptosis-in-cancer-cells
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José C J M D S Menezes, Najmeh Edraki, Shrivallabh Kamat, Mahsima Khoshneviszadeh, Zahra Kayani, Hossein Hadavand Mirzaei, Ramin Miri, Nasrollah Erfani, Maryam Nejati, José A S Cavaleiro, Tiago B Silva, Luciano Saso, Fernanda M Borges, Omidreza Firuzi
Cancer is the major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Hydroxycinnamic acids (HCAs) are naturally-occurring compounds and their alkyl esters may possess enhanced biological activities. We evaluated C4, C14, C16 and C18 alkyl esters of p-coumaric, ferulic, sinapic and caffeic acids (19 compounds) for their cytotoxic activity against four human cancer cells and also examined their effect on cell cycle alteration and apoptosis induction. The tetradecyl (1c) and hexadecyl (1d) esters of p-coumaric acid and tetradecyl ester of caffeic acid (4c), but not the parental HCAs, were selectively effective against MOLT-4 (human lymphoblastic leukemia) cells with IC50 values of 0...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714341/identification-of-phenolic-compounds-from-the-leaf-part-of-teucrium-pseudo-scorodonia-desf-collected-from-algeria
#9
Karima Belarbi, Fawzia Atik-Bekkara, Imad Abdelhamid El Haci, Ilhem Bensaid, Chahrazed Bekhechi
In the present paper,we reported for the first time, the identification of the phenolic compounds in butanolic fraction obtained from the leaf part of Teucrium pseudo-Scorodonia Desf. collected from Algeria using RP-HPLC-PDA (Reversed Phase High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Photo Diode Array) technique. Several standards were used for this purpose. The analysis led to the identification of six phenolic acids (ferulic, sinapic, rosmarinic, syringique, caffeic, p-coumaric acids) and one flavonoid (rutin), the last one, has interesting pharmacological properties...
July 16, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713228/exploring-the-catalytic-promiscuity-of-phenolic-acid-decarboxylases-asymmetric-1-6-conjugate-addition-of-nucleophiles-across-4-hydroxystyrene
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Stefan E Payer, Xiang Sheng, Hannah Pollak, Christiane Wuensch, Georg Steinkellner, Fahmi Himo, Silvia M Glueck, Kurt Faber
The catalytic promiscuity of a ferulic acid decarboxylase from Enterobacter sp. (FDC_Es) and phenolic acid decarboxylases (PADs) for the asymmetric conjugate addition of water across the C=C bond of hydroxystyrenes was extended to the N-, C- and S-nucleophiles methoxyamine, cyanide and propanethiol to furnish the corresponding addition products in up to 91% ee. The products obtained from the biotransformation employing the most suitable enzyme/nucleophile pairs were isolated and characterized after optimizing the reaction conditions...
June 19, 2017: Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711978/the-activity-of-the-antioxidant-defense-system-of-the-weed-species-senna-obtusifolia-l-and-its-resistance-to-allelochemical-stress
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Érica Marusa Pergo Coelho, Mauro Cezar Barbosa, Márcio Shigueaki Mito, Gislaine Cristiane Mantovanelli, Rubem Silvério Oliveira, Emy Luiza Ishii-Iwamoto
Senna obtusifolia L., a common weed in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world, is able to germinate under adverse environmental conditions, suggesting that this species has efficient stress-adaptation strategies. The aims of the present work were to examine the energy metabolism and the antioxidant defense system of the Senna obtusifolia L. during seed germination and initial growth, and the responses to allelochemical-induced stress. Respiratory activity, the activities of alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH), superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT),guaicol peroxidase (POD), ascorbate peroxidase (APX), glutathione reductase (GR), lipoxygenase (LOX) and the content of malondialdehyde (MDA) and glutathione (GSSG and GSH) were measured...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Chemical Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704751/protective-effect-of-ferulic-acid-on-cisplatin-induced-nephrotoxicity-in-rats
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Erliasa Bami, Ozlem Bingol Ozakpınar, Zarife Nigar Ozdemir-Kumral, Kutay Köroglu, Feriha Ercan, Zeynep Cirakli, Turgut Sekerler, Fikret Vehbi Izzettin, Mesut Sancar, Betul Okuyan
This study aims to determine the potential protective effects of ferulic acid against cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity and to compare its effect with curcumin, a well-known protective agent against cisplatin- induced toxicity in rats. Administration of cisplatin resulted in high BUN (Blood Urea Nitrogen), creatinine, MDA (Malondialdehyde), MPO (Myeloperoxidase), TOS (Total Oxidative Status), PtNT (Protein Nitrotyrosine) levels (p<0.05). Histological observations showed abnormal morphology of kidney; in addition with appearance of TUNEL positive cells indicating apoptosis in cisplatin administered group...
July 1, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701046/a-review-of-the-antioxidant-activity-of-celery-apium-graveolens-l
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Wesam Kooti, Nahid Daraei
Plants are an important source of natural active products that are different, based on mechanism and biological properties. Celery ( Apium graveolens L) is a plant from the apiaceae family and phenolic and antioxidant compounds of this plant have been studied by several scientists. The aim of this study was to review systematically the antioxidant activity of celery. Required articles were searched from databases such as Science Direct, PubMed, Scopus, and Springer. Keywords used in this study were Apium graveolens L, celery, antioxidant, free radical, leaf, and seed...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697384/schizosaccharomyces-pombe-and-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-yeasts-in-sequential-fermentations-effect-on-phenolic-acids-of-fermented-kei-apple-dovyalis-caffra-l-juice
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P P Minnaar, N P Jolly, V Paulsen, H W Du Plessis, M Van Der Rijst
Kei-apple (Dovyalis caffra) is an evergreen tree indigenous to Southern Africa. The fruit contains high concentrations of l-malic acid, ascorbic acid, and phenolic acids. Kei-apple juice was sequentially inoculated with Schizosaccharomyces pombe and Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeasts. A reference fermentation using only S. cerevisiae was included. The fermentation was monitored by recording mass loss. At the end of fermentation, twelve untrained judges conducted free choice aroma profiling on the fruit wines. The Kei-apple juice and wines were analysed for total titratable acidity, total soluble solids, pH, alcohol, l-malic acid, and phenolic acids...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696544/rheology-and-microstructure-of-gels-based-on-wheat-arabinoxylans-enzymatically-modified-in-arabinose-to-xylose-ratio
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Jorge A Marquez-Escalante, Elizabeth Carvjal-Millan, Madhav P Yadav, Madhuvanti Kale, Agustín Rascon-Chu, Alfonso A Gardea, Elisa Valenzuela-Soto, Yolanda L Lopez-Franco, Jaime Lizardi-Mendoza, Craig B Faulds
BACKGROUND: Arabinoxylans (AX) are polysaccharides constituted by a backbone of xyloses with arabinose substituents ester-linked to ferulic acid (FA). The arabinose to xylose ratio (A/X) in AX may vary from 0.3 to 1.1. AX form covalent gels by cross-linking of FA but physical interactions between AX chains also contribute to the network formation. The objective of this study was to investigate the rheological and microstructural characteristics of gels based on AX enzymatically modified in A/X...
July 11, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696397/characterization-and-biological-evaluation-of-propolis-from-poland
#16
Milena Popova, Efstathia Giannopoulou, Krystyna Skalicka-Woźniak, Konstantia Graikou, Jaroslaw Widelski, Vassya Bankova, Haralabos Kalofonos, Gregory Sivolapenko, Katarzyna Gaweł-Bęben, Beata Antosiewicz, Ioanna Chinou
In this study, we assessed the therapeutic potential of propolis from Poland and performed chemical analysis by GC-MS, as well as determined its botanical origin. Chemical constituents typical for bud exudates of Populusnigra (section Aigeiros) were determined, however, glycerol esters of phenolic acids, as well as unusually high amounts of p-coumaric and ferulic acid and their benzyl esters, were also detected. These constituents are characteristic for buds of Populustremula (section Leuce). We also evaluated the antiproliferative effect of propolis extracts against nine human cancer cell lines...
July 11, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689020/ferulic-acid-supresses-th2-immune-response-and-prevents-remodeling-in-ovalbumin-induced-pulmonary-allergy-associated-with-inhibition-of-epithelial-derived-cytokines
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Alessa Sin Singer Brugiolo, Ana Cláudia Carvalho Gouveia, Caio César de Souza Alves, Flávia Márcia de Castro E Silva, Érick Esteves de Oliveira, Ana Paula Ferreira
Asthma is characterized by intermittent airway obstruction and chronic inflammation, orchestrated primarily by Th2 cytokines. There is a strong rationale for developing new asthma therapies, since current treatment protocols present side effects and may not be effective in cases of difficult-to-control asthma. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of ferulic acid, a phenolic acid commonly present in plants, in the ovalbumin-induced pulmonary allergy murine model. METHODS: BALB/c mice were sensitized and challenged with ovalbumin, and treatments were provided by gavage...
July 5, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686312/flavonoid-composition-of-tarocco-citrus-sinensis-l-osbeck-clone-lempso-and-fast-antioxidant-activity-screening-by-dpph-uhplc-pda-it-tof
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Eduardo Sommella, Francesco Pagano, Giacomo Pepe, Carmine Ostacolo, Michele Manfra, Marcello Chieppa, Rosa Di Sanzo, Sonia Carabetta, Pietro Campiglia, Mariateresa Russo
INTRODUCTION: Clonal selection and hybridisation are valid strategies to obtain fruits with enhanced sensorial and nutraceutical properties. Within Citrus sinensis varieties, Tarocco clone "Lempso" is a typical product of the Calabria region (Italy) characterised by its red pulp. This is the first report concerning its accurate profiling. OBJECTIVE: To characterise in detail the flavonoid composition of Lempso clone and to compare its antioxidant potential with other Citrus varieties by a fast screening method...
July 7, 2017: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684707/substituted-caffeic-and-ferulic-acid-phenethyl-esters-synthesis-leukotrienes-biosynthesis-inhibition-and-cytotoxic-activity
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Pier Morin, Patrick-Denis St-Coeur, Jérémie A Doiron, Marc Cormier, Julie J Poitras, Marc E Surette, Mohamed Touaibia
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is an aggressive brain tumor that correlates with short patient survival and for which therapeutic options are limited. Polyphenolic compounds, including caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE, 1a), have been investigated for their anticancer properties in several types of cancer. To further explore these properties in brain cancer cells, a series of caffeic and ferulic acid esters bearing additional oxygens moieties (OH or OCH₃) were designed and synthesized. (CAPE, 1a), but not ferulic acid phenethyl ester (FAPE, 1b), displayed substantial cytotoxicity against two glioma cell lines...
July 6, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669823/biochemical-and-structural-analyses-of-two-cryptic-esterases-in-bacteroides-intestinalis-and-their-synergistic-activities-with-cognate-xylanases
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Daniel Wefers, Janaina J V Cavalcante, Rachel R Schendel, Jaigeeth Deveryshetty, Kui Wang, Zdzislaw Wawrzak, Roderick I Mackie, Nicole M Koropatkin, Isaac Cann
Arabinoxylans are constituents of the human diet. Although not utilizable by the human host, they can be fermented by colonic bacteria. The arabinoxylan backbone is decorated with arabinose side-chains that may be substituted with ferulic acid, thus limiting depolymerization to fermentable sugars. We investigated the polypeptides encoded by two genes upregulated during growth of the colonic bacterium Bacteroides intestinalis on wheat arabinoxylan. The recombinant proteins, designated BiFae1A and BiFae1B, were functionally assigned esterase activities...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
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