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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931126/%C3%AE-tocopherol-%C3%AE-carotene-lutein-squalene-and-secoiridoids-in-seven-monocultivar-italian-extra-virgin-olive-oils
#1
Roberto Ambra, Fausta Natella, Sabrina Lucchetti, Valentina Forte, Gianni Pastore
Fatty acids and bioactive lipophilic and hydrophilic compounds (tocopherols, β-carotene, lutein, squalene, total polyphenols and secoiridoids) in monocultivar Italian extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) samples produced from the Leccino cultivar and six other yet uncharacterised cultivars (Rustica, Carpinetana, Dritta, Gentile di Chieti and Intosso) were analysed, also taking into account the effect of the type of decanter used for the oil extraction. Significant differences among cultivars were found for α-tocopherol and squalene, but not for carotenoids...
December 8, 2016: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917337/identification-characterization-and-phylogenetic-analysis-of-antifungal-trichoderma-from-tomato-rhizosphere
#2
Shalini Rai, Prem Lal Kashyap, Sudheer Kumar, Alok Kumar Srivastava, Pramod W Ramteke
The use of Trichoderma isolates with efficient antagonistic activity represents a potentially effective and alternative disease management strategy to replace health hazardous chemical control. In this context, twenty isolates were obtained from tomato rhizosphere and evaluated by their antagonistic activity against four fungal pathogens (Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici, Alternaria alternata, Colletotrichum gloeosporoides and Rhizoctonia solani). The production of extracellular cell wall degrading enzymes of tested isolates was also measured...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916582/in-vitro-acaricide-activity-of-ocotea-aciphylla-nees-mez-lauraceae-extracts-and-identification-of-the-compounds-from-the-active-fractions
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Rodrigo Souza Conceição, Monique Marylin A de A Carneiro, Isabella Mary Alves Reis, Alexsandro Branco, Ivo Jose Curcino Vieira, Raimundo Braz-Filho, Mariana Borges Botura
The in vitro acaricide activity of hexane, ethyl acetate and ethanol extracts of Ocotea aciphylla leaves was investigated by means of an immersion tests using Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus engorged females and larvae. All extracts were shown effective against the different stages of the parasite, and the ethanol extract (50mg/mL concentration) was the most active (more than 90% efficacy in both assays). The ethanolic extract was fractionated using column chromatography with silica gel as stationary phase to furnish several fractions that were tested against larvae of R...
November 28, 2016: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905068/inhibition-of-mevalonate-pathway-and-synthesis-of-the-storage-lipids-in-human-liver-derived-and-non-liver-cell-lines-by-lippia-alba-essential-oils
#4
Sandra Montero-Villegas, Mónica Polo, Marianela Galle, Boris Rodenak-Kladniew, María Castro, Ana Ves-Losada, Rosana Crespo, Margarita García de Bravo
The essential oils (EOs) of Lippia alba, an herb extensively used as a folk medicine in Latin America, are today promoted as an effective means of eliminating problems caused by hyperlipemia. We hypothesized that L.alba EOs inhibited cholesterol and triacylglycerols synthesis and decreased the intracellular depots of those lipids (lipid droplets), mechanisms involving the induction of a hypolipidemic response. Our aim was, therefore, to evaluate the hypolipogenic capability of the EOs of four L. alba chemotypes on liver-derived (HepG2) and non-liver (A549) human cell lines and to identify the potential biochemical targets of those chemotypes, particularly within the mevalonate pathway (MP)...
November 30, 2016: Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894599/overexpression-of-the-homologous-lanosterol-synthase-gene-in-ganoderic-acid-biosynthesis-in-ganoderma-lingzhi
#5
De-Huai Zhang, Na Li, Xuya Yu, Peng Zhao, Tao Li, Jun-Wei Xu
Ganoderic acids (GAs) in Ganoderma lingzhi exhibit anticancer and antimetastatic activities. GA yields can be potentially improved by manipulating G. lingzhi through genetic engineering. In this study, a putative lanosterol synthase (LS) gene was cloned and overexpressed in G. lingzhi. Results showed that its overexpression (OE) increased the ganoderic acid (GA) content and the accumulation of lanosterol and ergosterol in a submerged G. lingzhi culture. The maximum contents of GA-O, GA-Mk, GA-T, GA-S, GA-Mf, and GA-Me in transgenic strains were 46...
November 25, 2016: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886451/activity-of-fluorine-containing-analogues-of-wc-9-and-structurally-related-analogues-against-two-intracellular-parasites-trypanosoma-cruzi-and-toxoplasma-gondii
#6
María N Chao, Catherine Li, Melissa Storey, Bruno N Falcone, Sergio H Szajnman, Sergio M Bonesi, Roberto Docampo, Silvia N J Moreno, Juan B Rodriguez
Two obligate intracellular parasites, Trypanosoma cruzi, the agent of Chagas disease, and Toxoplasma gondii, an agent of toxoplasmosis, upregulate the mevalonate pathway of their host cells upon infection, which suggests that this host pathway could be a potential drug target. In this work, a number of compounds structurally related to WC-9 (4-phenoxyphenoxyethyl thiocyanate), a known squalene synthase inhibitor, were designed, synthesized, and evaluated for their effect on T. cruzi and T. gondii growth in tissue culture cells...
November 25, 2016: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884675/molecular-cloning-and-functional-analysis-of-squalene-synthase-ss-in-panax-notoginseng
#7
Dan Jiang, Qixian Rong, Yijun Chen, Qingjun Yuan, Ye Shen, Juan Guo, Yirui Yang, Liangping Zha, Huixiao Wu, Luqi Huang, Chunsheng Liu
Panax notoginseng (Burk.) F. H. Chen, which is a used traditional Chinese medicine known as Sanqi or Tianqi in China, is widely studied for its ability to accumulate the triterpene saponins. Squalene synthase (SS: EC 2.5.1.21) catalyzes the first enzymatic step from the central isoprenoid pathway toward sterol and triterpenoid biosynthesis. In this study, SS from P. notoginseng was cloned and investigated followed by its recombinant expression and preliminary enzyme activity. The nucleotide sequence of the ORF contains 1 248 nucleotides and encodes 415 amino acid residues with molecular weight of 47...
November 21, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859496/application-of-a-solvent-free-solid-injection-technique-coupled-with-gc-ms-for-discrimination-between-the-secondary-metabolites-of-wild-and-cultivated-south-korean-medicinal-foods
#8
Lieu T B Truong, A M Abd El-Aty, Hyun Jin Kim, Md Musfiqur Rahman, Sung Woo Kim, Ho-Chul Shin, Jae Han Shim
Solvent-free solid injection was applied to differentiate between wild and cultivated South Korean medicinal foods, including dureup (Aralia elata), deodeok (Codonopsis lanceolata), and doraji (Platycodon grandiflorus). A number of compounds were identified in wild and cultivated dureup (53 and 46), deodeok (47 and 51), and doraji (43 and 38). Secondary metabolites, including butanal,2-methyl-, β-caryophyllene, neoclovene, α-humulene, γ-curcumene, β-bisabolene, and phytol, were identified in dureup with significantly (P < 0...
November 15, 2016: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833811/phytogeographic-and-genetic-variation-in-sorbus-a-traditional-antidiabetic-medicine-adaptation-in-action-in-both-a-plant-and-a-discipline
#9
Anna Bailie, Sebastien Renaut, Eliane Ubalijoro, José A Guerrero-Analco, Ammar Saleem, Pierre Haddad, John T Arnason, Timothy Johns, Alain Cuerrier
Mountain ash (Sorbus decora and S. americana) is used by the Cree Nation of the James Bay region of Quebec (Eeyou Istchee) as traditional medicine. Its potential as an antidiabetic medicine is thought to vary across its geographical range, yet little is known about the factors that affect its antioxidant capacity. Here, we examined metabolite gene expression in relation to antioxidant activity, linking phytochemistry and medicinal potential. Samples of leaf and bark from S. decora and S. americana were collected from 20 populations at four different latitudes...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829614/vegetable-oil-deodorizer-distillate-a-rich-source-of-the-natural-bioactive-components
#10
Syed Tufail Hussain Sherazi, Sarfaraz Ahmed Mahesar, Sirajuddin
Deodorizer distillates are waste products of edible oil processing industries obtained during deodorization process of vegetable oils. It is very cheap source of several health beneficial components such as tocopherols, sterols, squalene as well as free fatty acids which have numerous industrial applications. These valuable components are being used in different foods, pharmaceutical formulations and cosmetics. Traditional sources of these useful components are vegetable oils, fruits, vegetables and nuts. Global need of these important components has been exceeded than their availability...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821754/the-biosynthetic-pathway-of-the-nonsugar-high-intensity-sweetener-mogroside-v-from-siraitia-grosvenorii
#11
Maxim Itkin, Rachel Davidovich-Rikanati, Shahar Cohen, Vitaly Portnoy, Adi Doron-Faigenboim, Elad Oren, Shiri Freilich, Galil Tzuri, Nadine Baranes, Shmuel Shen, Marina Petreikov, Rotem Sertchook, Shifra Ben-Dor, Hugo Gottlieb, Alvaro Hernandez, David R Nelson, Harry S Paris, Yaakov Tadmor, Yosef Burger, Efraim Lewinsohn, Nurit Katzir, Arthur Schaffer
The consumption of sweeteners, natural as well as synthetic sugars, is implicated in an array of modern-day health problems. Therefore, natural nonsugar sweeteners are of increasing interest. We identify here the biosynthetic pathway of the sweet triterpenoid glycoside mogroside V, which has a sweetening strength of 250 times that of sucrose and is derived from mature fruit of luo-han-guo (Siraitia grosvenorii, monk fruit). A whole-genome sequencing of Siraitia, leading to a preliminary draft of the genome, was combined with an extensive transcriptomic analysis of developing fruit...
November 22, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813539/triterpenoids
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REVIEW
Robert A Hill, Joseph D Connolly
Covering: 2013. Previous review: Nat. Prod. Rep., 2015, 29, 1028-1065This review covers the isolation and structure determination of triterpenoids reported during 2013 including squalene derivatives, lanostanes, holostanes, cycloartanes, cucurbitanes, dammaranes, euphanes, tirucallanes, tetranortriterpenoids, quassinoids, lupanes, oleananes, friedelanes, ursanes, hopanes, serratanes, isomalabaricanes and saponins; 350 references are cited.
November 4, 2016: Natural Product Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811076/pglox6-encoding-a-lipoxygenase-contributes-to-jasmonic-acid-biosynthesis-and-ginsenoside-production-in-panax-ginseng
#13
Shadi Rahimi, Yu-Jin Kim, Johan Sukweenadhi, Dabing Zhang, Deok-Chun Yang
Ginsenosides, the valuable pharmaceutical compounds in Panax ginseng, are triterpene saponins that occur mainly in ginseng plants. It was shown that in vitro treatment with the phytohormone jasmonic acid (JA) is able to increase ginsenoside production in ginseng plants. To understand the molecular link between JA biosynthesis and ginsenoside biosynthesis, we identified a JA biosynthetic 13-lipoxygenase gene (PgLOX6) in P. ginseng that promotes ginsenoside production. The expression of PgLOX6 was high in vascular bundles, which corresponds with expression of ginsenoside biosynthetic genes...
November 2016: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794001/il-18-and-subcapsular-lymph-node-macrophages-are-essential-for-enhanced-b-cell-responses-with-tlr4-agonist-adjuvants
#14
Anthony L Desbien, Natasha Dubois Cauwelaert, Steven J Reed, Hilton R Bailor, Hong Liang, Darrick Carter, Malcolm S Duthie, Christopher B Fox, Steven G Reed, Mark T Orr
Designing modern vaccine adjuvants depends on understanding the cellular and molecular events that connect innate and adaptive immune responses. The synthetic TLR4 agonist glycopyranosyl lipid adjuvant (GLA) formulated in a squalene-in-water emulsion (GLA-SE) augments both cellular and humoral immune responses to vaccine Ags. This adjuvant is currently included in several vaccines undergoing clinical evaluation including those for tuberculosis, leishmaniasis, and influenza. Delineation of the mechanisms of adjuvant activity will enable more informative evaluation of clinical trials...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783610/-vaccines-history-and-stories-between-reality-and-imagination
#15
Elisa Terracciano, Ermanno Zorzoli, Gian Loreto D'Alò, Laura Zaratti, Elisabetta Franco
Vaccinations and the controversy around them always go in parallel. We identified four categories blending in various amounts of truth and imagination: history, myths, shams and frauds. Over the years, they have alternated and sometimes transformed into one another. This sharp separation into categories is certainly academic and forced. In fact, the line between these aspects is not clear enough to allow a rigid and well-defined division. Our work starts from the category containing the most truthfulness: history, and goes on to analyze two categories that add fantasy to facts: myths and shams (or better, "old wives' tales")...
July 2016: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781216/dynamic-viscosity-mapping-of-the-oxidation-of-squalene-aerosol-particles
#16
Athanasios Athanasiadis, Clare Fitzgerald, Nicholas M Davidson, Chiara Giorio, Stanley W Botchway, Andrew D Ward, Markus Kalberer, Francis D Pope, Marina K Kuimova
Organic aerosols (OAs) play important roles in multiple atmospheric processes, including climate change, and can impact human health. The physico-chemical properties of OAs are important for all these processes and can evolve through reactions with various atmospheric components, including oxidants. The dynamic nature of these reactions makes it challenging to obtain a true representation of their composition and surface chemistry. Here we investigate the microscopic viscosity of the model OA composed of squalene, undergoing chemical aging...
October 26, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781036/modulation-of-primary-immune-response-by-different-vaccine-adjuvants
#17
Annalisa Ciabattini, Elena Pettini, Fabio Fiorino, Gabiria Pastore, Peter Andersen, Gianni Pozzi, Donata Medaglini
Adjuvants contribute to enhancing and shaping the vaccine immune response through different modes of action. Here early biomarkers of adjuvanticity after primary immunization were investigated using four different adjuvants combined with the chimeric tuberculosis vaccine antigen H56. C57BL/6 mice were immunized by the subcutaneous route with different vaccine formulations, and the modulation of primary CD4(+) T cell and B cell responses was assessed within draining lymph nodes, blood, and spleen, 7 and 12 days after priming...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771819/ethylene-promotes-mycelial-growth-and-ganoderic-acid-biosynthesis-in-ganoderma-lucidum
#18
Guang Zhang, Ang Ren, Fengli Wu, Hanshou Yu, Liang Shi, Mingwen Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of ethylene, in the form of ethephon (2-chloroethylphosphonic acid), on mycelial growth and ganoderic acid (GA) accumulation in the higher basidiomycete Ganoderma lucidum. RESULTS: Treatment with both 10 and 15 mM ethephon enhanced the growth of G. lucidum on solid CYM plates and in CYM liquid medium. After optimization using response surface methodology, GA reached 33 mg/g dry cell weight (DW), an increase of 90 %, compared with the control...
October 22, 2016: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765984/characterisation-of-seed-oils-from-different-grape-cultivars-grown-in-china
#19
Xin Wen, Minghui Zhu, Rui Hu, Jinhong Zhao, Ziye Chen, Jingming Li, Yuanying Ni
To explore the potential of the large amount of grape pomace in wineries of China, oils of three Eurasian grape cultivars (Chardonnay, Merlot and Carbernet Sauvignon) and two Chinese traditional grape cultivars (Vitis amurensis and Vitis davidii), were characterised. The results showed seed oil properties differ for various grape varities. Grape seed oils were demonstrated to be good sources of polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) (63.88-77.12 %), sterols (227.99-338.83 mg/100 g oil) and tocotrienols (320...
July 2016: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765977/physicochemical-characteristics-of-phytonutrient-retained-red-palm-olein-and-butter-fat-blends-and-its-utilization-for-formulating-chocolate-spread
#20
P K Prasanth Kumar, T Jeyarani, A G Gopala Krishna
Phytonutrients retained palm olein (PRPOL) was prepared and blended into butterfat at different ratios. The physicochemical characteristics and the phytonutrient composition of blends, as well as its utilization in the preparation of functional chocolate spread were evaluated. The results showed that the redness, yellowness, slip melting point, free fatty acids, peroxide value, iodine value, unsaponifiable matter, diacylglycerol and monoacylglycerol increased while lightness, saponification value, and triacylglycerol significantly decreased upon incorporation of increased quantities of PRPOL into butterfat...
July 2016: Journal of Food Science and Technology
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