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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539736/antiprotozoal-activities-of-tiliroside-and-other-compounds-from-sphaeralcea-angustifolia-cav-g-don
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Fernando Calzada, Jose Correa Basurto, Elizabeth Barbosa, Claudia Velázquez, Normand García Hernández, R M Ordoñez Razo, David Mendez Luna, Lilian Yepez Mulia
BACKGROUND: Sphaeralcea angustifolia (Malvaceae) is extensively used in Mexican traditional medicine for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders such as diarrhea and dysentery. OBJECTIVE: The current study was to validate the traditional use of S. angustifolia for the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery on biological grounds using in vitro antiprotozoal activity and computational experiments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The ethanol extract, subsequent fractions, flavonoids, phenolic acids, and a sterol were evaluated on Entamoeba histolytica and Giardia lamblia trophozoites...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539721/phytochemical-and-biological-evaluations-of-arum-hygrophilum-boiss-araceae
#2
Fatma U Afifi, Violet Kasabri, Simona Litescu, Ismail F Abaza, Khalid Tawaha
BACKGROUND: Arum hygrophilum is a traditional medicinal plant indigenous to Jordan. The present study explores its phytochemistry, antioxidative, antidiabesity, and antiproliferative potentialities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Column chromatography and HPLC-MS analysis were used for its phytochemical evaluation. Using leaf crude water and ethanol extracts, the antioxidative capacities, their modulation of pancreatic β-cell proliferation, and insulin secretion as well as glucose diffusion and enzymatic bioassays were evaluated...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521607/intravenous-fish-oil-and-pediatric-intestinal-failure-associated-liver-disease-changes-in-plasma-phytosterols-cytokines-and-bile-acids-and-erythrocyte-fatty-acids
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Kara L Calkins, Andrea DeBarber, Robert D Steiner, Martiniano J Flores, Tristan R Grogan, Susanne M Henning, Laurie Reyen, Robert S Venick
BACKGROUND: Soybean oil (SO) emulsions are associated with intestinal failure-associated liver disease (IFALD); fish oil (FO) emulsions are used to treat IFALD. SO and FO differ with respect to their fatty acid and phytosterol content. In children with IFALD whose SO was replaced with FO, we aimed to (1) quantify changes in erythrocyte fatty acids and plasma phytosterols, cytokines, and bile acids and (2) correlate these changes with direct bilirubin (DB). DESIGN: This study enrolled IFALD children who received 6 months of FO...
May 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521186/timely-diagnosis-of-sitosterolemia-by-next-generation-sequencing-in-two-children-with-severe-hypercholesterolemia
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Paola Sabrina Buonuomo, Lorenzo Iughetti, Livia Pisciotta, Claudio Rabacchi, Francesco Papadia, Patrizia Bruzzi, Albina Tummolo, Andrea Bartuli, Claudio Cortese, Stefano Bertolini, Sebastiano Calandra
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Severe hypercholesterolemia associated or not with xanthomas in a child may suggest the diagnosis of homozygous autosomal dominant hypercholesterolemia (ADH), autosomal recessive hypercholesterolemia (ARH) or sitosterolemia, depending on the transmission of hypercholesterolemia in the patient's family. Sitosterolemia is a recessive disorder characterized by high plasma levels of cholesterol and plant sterols due to mutations in the ABCG5 or the ABCG8 gene, leading to a loss of function of the ATP-binding cassette (ABC) heterodimer transporter G5-G8...
May 4, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508671/chemometric-profile-antioxidant-and-tyrosinase-inhibitory-activity-of-camel-s-foot-creeper-leaves-bauhinia-vahlii
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Pritipadma Panda, Priyanka Dash, Goutam Ghosh
The present study is the first effort to a comprehensive evaluation of antityrosinase activity and chemometric analysis of Bauhinia vahlii. The experimental results revealed that the methanol extract of Bauhinia vahlii (BVM) possesses higher polyphenolic compounds and total antioxidant activity than those reported elsewhere for other more conventionally and geographically different varieties. The BVM contain saturated fatty acids such as hexadecanoic acid (10.15%), octadecanoic acid (1.97%), oleic acid (0.61%) and cis-vaccenic acid (2...
May 16, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496547/effect-of-ezetimibe-monotherapy-on-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-and-on-markers-of-cholesterol-synthesis-and-absorption-in-japanese-patients-with-hypercholesterolemia
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Akio Ohta, Hiroyuki Kato, Satoshi Ishii, Yoshio Nagai, Yasushi Tanaka
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate effect of ezetimibe monotherapy on serum low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in Japanese patients and to investigate the association between changes of LDL-C and changes of markers for cholesterol synthesis and absorption. METHODS: Seventy-six hypercholesterolemic patients without statin therapy were enrolled and randomized to two groups, which were an ezetimibe group (group E, n = 44) and a control group without ezetimibe treatment that received diet therapy alone (group C, n = 32)...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480389/evaluation-of-the-anti-inflammatory-capacity-of-beta-sitosterol-in-rodent-assays
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Rogelio Paniagua-Pérez, Gabriela Flores-Mondragón, Celia Reyes-Legorreta, Brígida Herrera-López, Isabel Cervantes-Hernández, Osiris Madrigal-Santillán, José Antonio Morales-González, Isela Álvarez-González, Eduardo Madrigal-Bujaidar
BACKGROUND: Beta-sitosterol (BS) is a compound discovered to be present in numerous plants. A number of interesting biomedical properties have been attributed to BS, including immuno-modulating and anti-inflammatory activities. Therefore, the aim of this report was to evaluate its anti-inflammatory capacity by applying various rodent experimental tests. METHODS: To carry out the objective of the study we applied the methods indicated here. Two of the adopted methods were based on the passive reverse Arthus reaction: the rat paw edema test and the rat pleurisy assay...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476711/new-ellagic-acid-derivative-from-the-fruits-of-heat-tolerant-plant-conocarpus-lancifolius-engl-and-their-anti-inflammatory-cytotoxic-ppar-agonistic-activities
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Areej Mohammad Al-Taweel, Shagufta Perveen, Ghada Ahmed Fawzy, Rashad Mehmood, Afsar Khan, Shabana Iqrar Khan
Conocarpus lancifolius (Combretaceae), is distributed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It is a heat-tolerant Saudi medicinal plant, demonstrates prominent antidiabetic potential and the fruit extract fruits showed cytotoxicity against MRC-5 cancer cell line, as well as prominent antiprotozoal and antibacterial activities. The objective of this study is to isolate the compounds and evaluate the anti-inflammatory, cytotoxic, PPAR agonistic and antioxidant activities of extracts and pure constituents from C. lancifolius...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475371/phytochemical-constituents-and-antioxidant-activity-of-echinops-albicaulis
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Lashyn Kiyekbayeva, Nesma M Mohamed, Orazbekov Yerkebulan, Enas I Mohamed, Datkhayev Ubaidilla, Akhtayeva Nursulu, Mamurova Assem, Radhakrishnan Srivedavyasasri, Samir A Ross
Two thiophenes; 5-(3-buten-1-ynyl)-2,2'-bithiophene (2) and α-tertthienyl (9), two alkaloids; echinopsine (10) and echinorine (11), three flavonoids; genkwanin (5), apigenin (6), and rutin (7), two triterpenoids; lupeol acetate (1) and lupeol linoleate (4), together with 2,6,10-trimethyldodeca-2,6,10-triene (4) and β-sitosterol glucoside (8) were isolated from the aerial parts of Echinops albicaulis. Antioxidant, antimicrobial and antiprotozoal activities were evaluated. E. albicaulis aqueous methanolic extract (50, 10, and 1 mg/mL) showed significant antioxidant activity comparable to the potent antioxidant, N-acetyl cysteine, moreover, the aqueous methanolic extract (1 mg/mL) significantly reduced intracellular reactive oxygen species in active cell cultures of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells under oxidative stress more than the reference antioxidant N-acetyl cysteine...
May 5, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475363/new-tetranorlabdanoic-acid-from-aerial-parts-of-salvia-aethiopis
#10
Radhakrishnan Srivedavyasasri, Miriah B White, Tatyana S Kustova, Nadezhda G Gemejiyeva, Charles L Cantrell, Samir A Ross
Salvia aethiopis is a perennial plant native to Eurasia and known by the common names Mediterranean sage or African sage. This plant has been used in Iranian medicine as a carminative and tonic. The ethanolic extract of aerial part of S. aethiopis exhibited moderate to weak activity towards delta and kappa opioid receptors (46.3 and 45.3% displacement, respectively). Chromatographic purification of the ethanolic extract on silica gel column led to isolation of one new: 3α-hydroxy-8α-acetoxy-13,14,15,16-tetranorlabdan-12-oic acid (I) and three known compounds: sesquiterpene spathulenol (II), β-sitosterol (III) and β-sitosterol-3-O-glucoside (IV)...
May 5, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474555/isolated-compounds-from-natural-products-with-potential-antidiabetic-activity-a-systematic-review
#11
Antonio C M Munhoz, Tânia S Fröde
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, Type 2 diabetes has become a growing health problem. While many research articles in the field of ethnopharmacology have focused on the antidiabetic properties of medicinal plant species, insufficient evidence remains regarding their therapeutic use. Studies using both in vitro and in vivo models are necessary to evaluate various medicinal plants species, used in folk medicine, by using scientific criteria. METHODS: This review focuses on isolated compounds from medicinal plant species that have reported antidiabetic activity in diabetes models...
May 5, 2017: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463796/edible-seeds-from-cucurbitaceae-family-as-potential-functional-foods-immense-promises-few-concerns
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Seema Patel, Abdur Rauf
Cucurbitaceae family members such as pumpkin and watermelon have seeds that are discarded as the by-products of food processing. However, they have been discovered to contain a rich repertoire of nutrients such as proteins, unsaturated fatty acids, phenolic acids, carotenoids, tocopherol, phytosterol, squalene etc. Biological assays have proven the seed extracts to exert antioxidative, hypoglycemic, anticancer, antihypertensive, cardioprotective, antilipemic, gynoprotective, and anthelmintic properties. Further, the seeds do not contain any major anti-nutrients...
April 29, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440452/bambi-overexpression-together-with-%C3%AE-sitosterol-ameliorates-nsclc-via-inhibiting-autophagy-and-inactivating-tgf-%C3%AE-smad2-3-pathway
#13
Xingchun Wang, Minjie Li, Mengyao Hu, Ping Wei, Wei Zhu
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has the highest mortality rate among all solid tumors with a poor prognosis. The BMP and activin receptor membrane bound inhibitor (BAMBI) has been identified as a hallmark of NSCLC and β-sitosterol possesses antitumor potentiality. This study explores the effect of BAMBI overexpression and β-sitosterol in the context of NSCLC. The results revealed that the transfection of pcDNA‑BAMBI and β-sitosterol treatment significantly reduced the levels of autophagy markers light chain 3 (LC3) II and Beclin 1, whereas the levels of LC3 I and p62 were promoted...
May 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430910/low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-targeting-with-pitavastatin-ezetimibe-for-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-dyslipidaemia-the-hij-proper-study-a-prospective-open-label-randomized-trial
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Nobuhisa Hagiwara, Erisa Kawada-Watanabe, Ryo Koyanagi, Hiroyuki Arashi, Junichi Yamaguchi, Koichi Nakao, Tetsuya Tobaru, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Toshiaki Oka, Yasuhiro Endoh, Katsumi Saito, Tatsuro Uchida, Kunihiko Matsui, Hiroshi Ogawa
Aims: To elucidate the effects of intensive LDL-C lowering treatment with a standard dose of statin and ezetimibe in patients with dyslipidaemia and high risk of coronary events, targeting LDL-C less than 70 mg/dL (1.8 mmol/L), compared with standard LDL-C lowering lipid monotherapy targeting less than 100 mg/dL (2.6 mmol/L). Methods and Results: The HIJ-PROPER study is a prospective, randomized, open-label trial to assess whether intensive LDL-C lowering with standard-dose pitavastatin plus ezetimibe reduces cardiovascular events more than standard LDL-C lowering with pitavastatin monotherapy in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and dyslipidaemia...
April 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430456/microstructure-of-%C3%AE-sitosterol-%C3%AE-oryzanol-edible-organogels
#15
Andrew B Matheson, Vasileios Koutsos, Georgios Dalkas, Stephen Euston, Paul Clegg
Rheology and atomic force microscopy (AFM) were employed to examine the microstructure of β-sitosterol:γ-oryzanol organogels in sunflower oil. Using time-resolved rheology, we followed gel formation, paying specific attention to the fibril aggregation process, which had not been studied in detail previously for this system. Using AFM, we observed gel structures directly and obtained detailed information on the gel structure, far exceeding previous studies. Our analysis suggests that though gels are formed by the self-assembly and aggregation of one-dimensional fibrils, the manner in which these fibrils aggregate into ribbons results in complex structures of higher dimensionality...
May 9, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428689/experimental-validation-of-antidiabetic-potential-of-cayratia-trifolia-l-domin-an-indigenous-medicinal-plant
#16
Shahid Iqbal Mohammed, Narendra Subhash Salunkhe, Kishor Sukhlal Vishwakarma, Vijay Laxminarayan Maheshwari
The present study was undertaken to evaluate antidiabetic and antioxidant activities of Cayratia trifolia root extract against streptozotocin induced diabetes in experimental rats to scientifically validate its use against diabetes in some parts of India. Ethanolic extract, showing the highest activity in in vitro experiments, was prepared in saline and administered orally to streptozotocin induced albino Wistar diabetic rats for 21 days. Biochemical parameters liver and muscles glycogen and in vivo antioxidant activity in normal, diabetic control, standard (metformin) and treated animals were determined and compared...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428688/modulation-of-angiogenesis-proliferative-response-and-apoptosis-by-%C3%AE-sitosterol-in-rat-model-of-renal-carcinogenesis
#17
Ramalingam Sharmila, Ganapathy Sindhu
As expanded understanding of molecular tumor characteristics, which drive renal cancer growth and progression gives a promising future for renal carcinoma therapy. The objective of the present study was designed to examine the effect of β-sitosterol on a rat model of experimental renal carcinogenesis. Renal carcinogenesis was induced in rats treated with N-diethylnitrosamine (DEN; 200 mg/kg bw single i.p., injection) and ferric nitrilotriacetate (Fe-NTA; 9 mg Fe/kg bw i.p., twice a week for 16 weeks). β-sitosterol pretreatment (20 mg/kg bw in 0...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420704/influence-of-hdl-particles-on-cell-cholesterol-efflux-under-various-pathological-conditions
#18
Bela F Asztalos, Katalin V Horvath, Michael Mehan, Yuya Yokota, Ernst J Schaefer
It has been reported that low cell-cholesterol efflux capacity (CEC) of HDL is an independent risk factor for CVD. To better understand CEC regulation, we measured ABCA1- and SR-BI-dependent cell-cholesterol efflux, HDL anti-oxidative capacity, HDL particles, lipids, and inflammatory- and oxidative-stress markers in 122 subjects with elevated plasma levels of TG, serum amyloid A (SAA), fibrinogen, myeloperoxidase (MPO), or β-sitosterol and in 146 controls. In controls, there were strong positive correlations between ABCA1-dependent cholesterol efflux and small prebeta-1 concentrations (R2=0...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415422/synthesis-and-characterization-of-redox-sensitive-heparin-%C3%AE-sitosterol-micelles-their-application-as-carriers-for-the-pharmaceutical-agent-doxorubicin-and-investigation-of-their-antimetastatic-activities-in-vitro
#19
Tilahun Ayane Debele, Shewaye Lakew Mekuria, Hsieh-Chih Tsai
Although there are several clinical attempts to treat tumors at the primary site, only few therapies can inhibit the spread of metastatic cancers. In this study, we synthesized redox-sensitive heparin-β-sitosterol micelles that show antimetastatic activity. Proton nuclear magnetic resonance and Fourier transform infrared analyses confirmed the formation of bioreducible heparin-β-sitosterol (bHSC) conjugates, whereas dynamic light scattering was used to measure the particle size and zeta potential. Both 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide and flow cytometry assays confirmed the low toxicity of the synthesized micelles...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412841/a-new-pyranoxanthone-from-garcinia-nervosa
#20
Ka Woong Wong, Gwendoline Cheng Lian Ee, Intan Safinar Ismail, Thiruventhan Karunakaran, Vivien Yi Mian Jong
Phytochemical studies on the stem bark of Garcinia nervosa has resulted in the discovery of one new pyranoxanthone derivative, garner xanthone (1) and five other compounds, 1,5-dihydroxyxanthone (2), 6-deoxyisojacareubin (3), 12b-hydroxy-des-D-garcigerrin A (4) stigmasterol (5), and β-sitosterol (6). The structures of these compounds were elucidated with the aid of spectroscopic techniques, such as NMR and MS. The crude extracts of the plant were assessed for their antimicrobial activity.
April 17, 2017: Natural Product Research
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