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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729226/solanum-paniculatum-l-decreases-levels-of-inflammatory-cytokines-by-reducing-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-t-bet-and-gata3-gene-expression-in-vitro
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Raimon Rios, Hugo Bernardino Ferreira da Silva, Norma Vilany Queiroz Carneiro, Anaque de Oliveira Pires, Tamires Cana Brasil Carneiro, Ryan Dos Santos Costa, Cintia Rodrigues Marques, Marta Santos Serafim Machado, Eudes da Silva Velozo, Telma M G da Silva, Tania M S da Silva, Adilva de Souza Conceição, Neuza Maria Alcântara-Neves, Camila Alexandrina Figueiredo
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Solanum paniculatum L., popularly known as jurubeba, is a common subtropical plant from Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Argentina, that is used in folk medicine for the treatment of anemia, gastrointestinal disorders and inflammatory conditions in general. In addition to that, an ethnobotanical survey in "Todos os Santos" Bay have pointed out S. paniculatum as an herb to treat asthma. Previous publications have shown that S. paniculatum possesses antibiotic, antioxidant and modulatory effects on gastric acid secretion; however, its anti-inflammatory potential remains unexplored...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726493/chemical-profile-and-antihyperlipidemic-effect-of-portulaca-oleracea-l-seeds-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Jilan A Nazeam, Hala M El-Hefnawy, Gamal Omran, Abdel-Naser Singab
Hypolipidemic effect of Portulaca oleracea L. seed extract and its fractions have been studied on streptozotocin (STZ) at dose 75 mg/kg b.wt. After fractionation of the alcoholic extract; petroleum ether fraction was the most active fraction that decreased different hyperlipidemia biochemical parameters. After chromatographic analysis; oleamide, ethylpalmitate, β-amyrin, stigmasterol and β-sitosterol were identified. The GLC analysis of unsaponifiable matter revealed the presence of; lignoceric acid as a major constituent in the most bioactive fraction...
July 20, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725148/isolation-biological-evaluation-and-validated-hptlc-quantification-of-the-marker-constituent-of-the-edible-saudi-plant-sisymbrium-irio-l
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Shaza M Al-Massarani, Ali A El Gamal, Perwez Alam, Ebtesam S Al-Sheddi, Mai M Al-Oqail, Nida N Farshori
Phytochemical investigation and chromatographic purification of the n-hexane fraction of the aerial parts of the edible Saudi plant Sisymbrium irio led to the isolation of β-sitosterol (1), stigmasterol (2) and β-sitosterol-β-d-glucoside (3). The cytotoxic effects of the n-hexane, dichloromethane, ethyl acetate and n-butanol fractions were tested against three cancer cell lines viz., MCF-7, HCT-116 and HepG2, using the crystal violet staining (CVS) method, while the antibacterial activity against a number of pathogenic bacterial strains, was also estimated using the broth microdilution assay...
July 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720945/cold-pressed-versus-solvent-extracted-lemon-citrus-limon-l-seed-oils-yield-and-properties
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Emin Yilmaz, Buket Aydeniz Güneşer
During the processing of lemon fruit, a large quantity of seeds is produced as a by-product. These seeds contain valuable components; therefore, required to be evaluated. This study aimed to compare the cold pressed with hexane-extracted lemon seed oils and determine their physicochemical and thermal properties. Cold pressing yielded significantly lower oil (36.84%) than hexane extraction (71.29%). In addition, the concentrations of free fatty acids, peroxides, and p-anisidine were lower in the cold pressed oil...
June 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718519/cookies-elaborated-with-oat-and-common-bean-flours-improved-serum-markers-in-diabetic-rats
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Iza F Pérez-Ramírez, Laura J Becerril-Ocampo, Rosalía Reynoso-Camacho, Mayra Denise Herrera, S Horacio Guzmán-Maldonado, Raquel K Cruz-Bravo
BACKGROUND: Common beans have been associated to anti-diabetic effects, due to its high content of bioactive compounds. Nevertheless, its consumption has decreased worldwide. Therefore, there is an increasing interest in the development of novel functional foods elaborated with common beans. The aim of this study was to evaluate the anti-diabetic effect of oat-bean flour cookies, and to analyze its bioactive composition, using commercial oat-wheat cookies for comparative purposes. RESULTS: Oat-bean cookies (1...
July 17, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710638/biocatalysis-of-steroids-with-mycobacterium-sp-in-aqueous-and-organic-media
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Carla C C R de Carvalho, Pedro Fernandes
Mycobacterium sp. can convert steroids such as β-sitosterol, campesterol, and cholesterol into commercially interesting products. In aqueous systems, the biocatalysis is limited by the low solubility of the steroids in water. This may be overcome by the introduction of an organic phase acting as a substrate and/or product reservoir.In this chapter, we describe the biocatalysis of β-sitosterol to 4-androstene-3,17-dione (AD) and 1,4-androstadiene-3,17-dione (ADD) both in aqueous and organic-aqueous systems...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710628/%C3%AE-sitosterol-bioconversion-to-androstenedione-in-microtiter-plates
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Marco P C Marques, Pedro Fernandes
Microtiter plates are routinely used as low-cost miniaturized bioreactors due to the large number of experiments that can be conducted simultaneously under similar conditions and replicate all functions of bench-scale reactors at dramatically smaller volumes. These plates, due to the standard footprint, can be integrated with liquid-handling systems and associated equipment expanding considerably their application and use. However, care has to be taken to operate the microtiter plates in optimized mixing and oxygen transfer conditions, preventing medium evaporation in prolonged experiment runs...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710626/stigmasterol-removal-by-an-aerobic-treatment-system
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Soledad Chamorro, Claudia Xavier, Víctor Hernández, José Becerra, Gladys Vidal
Stigmasterol is a phytosterol contained in Kraft mill effluent that is able to increase over 100% after aerobic biological treatment. This compound can act as an endocrine disrupter as its structure is similar to that of cholesterol. Furthermore, stigmasterol contained in Kraft mill effluent shows high toxicity (25-fold that of β-sitosterol) to aquatic organisms such as Daphnia magna (24-48 h). However, the operation of the aerobic treatment and biomass adaptation could be affecting their removal. The performances of activated sludge (AS), aerated lagoon (AL), and moving bed biofilm reactors (MBBR) are compared for removing stigmasterol contained in Kraft mill effluent...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710625/selection-of-biodegrading-phytosterol-strains
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María-Angélica Mondaca, Maricel Vidal, Soledad Chamorro, Gladys Vidal
The phytosterol-biotransforming strains were selected from Mycobacterium sp., using a high concentration of β-sitosterol. The selection was made by culturing the strains in a medium enriched with 14 g β-sitosterol/L as the unique source of carbon. During 2 months, the bacterial cultures were transferred successively. The extraction of the biotransformation products was made with methanol and ethyl acetate. The qualitative and quantitative analysis was made by means of thin-layer chromatography, gas-liquid chromatography (GLC), and GLC-mass spectrometry...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710558/pathway-engineering-for-the-production-of-%C3%AE-amyrin-and-cycloartenol-in-escherichia-coli-a-method-to-biosynthesize-plant-derived-triterpene-skeletons-in-e-coli
#10
Miho Takemura, Rie Tanaka, Norihiko Misawa
Cycloartenol is biosynthetically the first sterol skeleton, which is metabolized to phytosterols such as β-sitosterol and stigmasterol. β-Amyrin is the most commonly occurring aglycone skeleton for oleanane-type saponins such as glycyrrhizin and saikosaponins. It has been regarded that these cyclic triterpenes are unable to be produced in Escherichia coli, while no reports are available on their production with E. coli. Here, we describe a method to synthesize triterpene skeletons from higher plants, including cycloartenol and β-amyrin...
July 15, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708316/dietary-plant-sterols-supplementation-increases-in-vivo-nitrite-and-nitrate-production-in-healthy-adults-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Xing Lin Ho, Wai Mun Loke
A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled and crossover study was conducted to simultaneously measure the effects, 3 h after consumption and after 4-wk daily exposure to plant sterols-enriched food product, on in vivo nitrite and nitrate production in healthy adults. Eighteen healthy participants (67% female, 35.3 [mean] ± 9.5 [SD] years, mean body mass index 22.8 kg/m(2) ) received 2 soy milk (20 g) treatments daily: placebo and one containing 2.0 g free plant sterols equivalent of their palmityl esters (β-sitosterol, 55%; campesterol, 29%; and stigmasterol, 23%)...
July 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706527/localization-of-sphingolipid-enriched-plasma-membrane-regions-and-long-chain-base-composition-during-mature-fruit-abscission-in-olive
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Maria C Parra-Lobato, Miguel A Paredes, Juana Labrador, Mariana Saucedo-García, Marina Gavilanes-Ruiz, Maria C Gomez-Jimenez
Sphingolipids, found in membranes of eukaryotic cells, have been demonstrated to carry out functions in various processes in plant cells. However, the roles of these lipids in fruit abscission remain to be determined in plants. Biochemical and fluorescence microscopy imaging approach has been adopted to investigate the accumulation and distribution of sphingolipids during mature-fruit abscission in olive (Olea europaea L. cv. Picual). Here, a lipid-content analysis in live protoplasts of the olive abscission zone (AZ) was made with fluorescent dyes and lipid analogs, particularly plasma membrane sphingolipid-enriched domains, and their dynamics were investigated in relation to the timing of mature-fruit abscission...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701656/pedologic-factors-affecting-virgin-olive-oil-quality-of-chemlali-olive-trees-olea-europaea-l
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Mouna Ben Rached, Gianni Galaverna, Martina Cirlini, Dalenda Boujneh, Mokhtar Zarrouk, Mokhtar Guerfel
The aim of this study examined the characterization of extra virgin olive oil samples from the main cultivar Chemlali, grown in five olive orchards with different soil type (Sandy, Clay, Stony, Brown, Limestone and Gypsum). Volatile compounds were studied using headspace-solid phase micro-extraction (HS-SPME) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) technics. Moreover, the sterol profile was established using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. 35 different volatile compounds were identified: alcohols, esters, aldehydes, ketones and hydrocarbons...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696550/two-novel-variants-of-the-abcg5-gene-cause-xanthelasmas-and-macrothrombocytopenia-a-brief-review-of-hematological-abnormalities-of-sitosterolemia
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J M Bastida, R Benito, K Janusz, M Díez-Campelo, J M Hernández-Sánchez, S Marcellini, M Girós, J Rivera, M L Lozano, A Hortal, J M Hernández-Rivas, J R González-Porras
BACKGROUND: Sitosterolemia (STSL) is a recessive inherited disorder caused by pathogenic variants in ABCG5 and ABCG8 genes. Increased levels of plasma plant sterols (PS) usually produce xanthomas and premature coronary atherosclerosis, although hematological abnormalities may occasionally be present. This clinical picture is unfamiliar to many physicians, and patients may be at high risk of misdiagnosis. OBJECTIVES: To report two novel ABCG5 gene variants causing STSL in a Spanish patient, and review the clinical and mutational landscape of STSL...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686323/exploration-of-phytoconstituents-from-mussaenda-roxburghii-and-studies-of-their-antibiofilm-effect
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Ranjit Ghosh, Manash C Das, Arpita Sarkar, Antu Das, Padmani Sandhu, Biswanath Dinda, Yusuf Akhter, Surajit Bhattacharjee, Utpal Ch De
In the context of ethno botanical importance with no phytochemical investigations, Mussaenda roxburghii have been investigated to explore it's phytoconstituents and studies of their antibiofilm activity. Four compounds have been isolated from the aerial parts of this plant and were characterized as 2α, 3β, 19α, 23-tetrahydroxyurs-12-en-28-oic acid (1), β-sitosterol glucoside (4), lupeol palmitate (5) and myoinositol (6). All these compounds were tested for antibacterial and antibiofilm activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
July 7, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677650/phytochemical-analysis-and-antimicrobial-activity-of-myrcia-tomentosa-aubl-dc-leaves
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Fabyola Amaral da Silva Sá, Joelma Abadia Marciano de Paula, Pierre Alexandre Dos Santos, Leandra de Almeida Ribeiro Oliveira, Gerlon de Almeida Ribeiro Oliveira, Luciano Morais Lião, José Realino de Paula, Maria do Rosário Rodrigues Silva
This work describes the isolation and structural elucidation of compounds from the leaves of Myrcia tomentosa (Aubl.) DC. (goiaba-brava) and evaluates the antimicrobial activity of the crude extract, fractions and isolated compounds against bacteria and fungi. Column chromatography was used to fractionate and purify the extract of the M. tomentosa leaves and the chemical structures of the compounds were determined using spectroscopic techniques. The antibacterial and antifungal activities were assessed using the broth microdilution method...
July 4, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673013/coumarins-from-the-roots-of-angelica-dahurica-cause-anti-allergic-inflammation
#17
Dong Li, Li Wu
Allergic inflammation is induced by allergens and leads to various allergic diseases, including rhinitis, asthma and conjunctivitis. Histamine is important in the pathogenesis of an immunoglobulin E-dependent allergic reaction and results in the secretion of cytokines associated with inflammation. Angelica dahurica (A. dahurica) is a medicinal plant widely used in China for the treatment of symptoms related to allergic inflammation. The present study investigated the chemical constituents from A. dahurica and evaluated their reductive effect on allergic inflammation...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666833/ludwigia-octovalvis-extract-improves-glycemic-control-and-memory-performance-in-diabetic-mice
#18
Wei-Sheng Lin, Jung-Hsin Lo, Jo-Hsuan Yang, Hao-Wei Wang, Shou-Zen Fan, Jui-Hung Yen, Pei-Yu Wang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Ludwigia octovalvis (Jacq.) P.H. Raven (Onagraceae) extracts have historically been consumed as a healthful drink for treating various conditions, including edema, nephritis, hypotension and diabetes. AIM OF THE STUDY: We have previously shown that Ludwigia octovalvis extract (LOE) can significantly extend lifespan and improve age-related memory deficits in Drosophila melanogaster through activating AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK)...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665796/contamination-of-pine-and-birch-wood-dust-with-microscopic-fungi-and-determination-of-its-sterol-contents
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Kinga Stuper-Szablewska, Tomasz Rogoziński, Juliusz Perkowski
Wood compounds, especially sterols, are connected with the level of contamination with microscopic fungi. Within this study, tests were conducted on wood dust samples collected at various work stations in a pine and birch timber conversion plant. Their contamination with mycobiota was measured as the concentration of ergosterol (ERG) by ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC). Another aim of this study was to assess the effect of contamination with microscopic fungi on the sterol contents in wood dusts...
June 27, 2017: Arhiv za Higijenu Rada i Toksikologiju
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654794/preclinical-evidence-of-the-anxiolytic-and-sedative-like-activities-of-tagetes-erecta-l-reinforces-its-ethnobotanical-approach
#20
Gimena Pérez-Ortega, Guadalupe Esther Angeles-López, Arturo Argueta-Villamar, María Eva González-Trujano
Morelos State is one of the regions of Mexico where several plant species are used in traditional medicine. Species from Tagetes genus (Asteraceae) are reported as useful in infusion to treat stomachache and intestinal diseases, but also as tranquilizers. In this study, medicinal uses of T. erecta including its depressant effect on the central nervous system (CNS) were explored by interviewing healers and merchants of local markets of Morelos State, and by investigation of the phytochemical and pharmacological tranquilizing properties...
June 24, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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