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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813102/terpene-esters-from-natural-products-synthesis-and-evaluation-of-cytotoxic-activity
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Mauricio M Victor, Jorge M David, Maria C K Sakukuma, Letícia V Costa-Lotufo, Andrea F Moura, Ana J Araújo
Natural steroids and triterpenes such as b-sitosterol, stigmasterol, lupeol, ursolic and betulinic acids were transformed into its hexanoic and oleic esters, to evaluate the influence of chemical modification towards the cytotoxic activities against tumor cells. The derivatives were evaluated against five tumor cell lines [OVCAR-8 (ovarian carcinoma); SF-295 (glioblastoma); HCT-116 (colon adenocarcinoma); HL-60 (leukemia); and PC-3 (prostate carcinoma)] and the results showed only betulinic acid hexyl ester exhibits cytotoxic potential activity...
August 14, 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812370/rauvolfianine-a-new-antimycobacterial-glyceroglycolipid-and-other-constituents-from-rauvolfia-caffra-sond-apocynaceae
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Robert Ebeh Messanga, Ngono Bikobo Dominique Serge, Auguste Abouem A Zintchem, Mbabi Nyemeck Ii Norbert, Moni Ndedi Esther Del Florence, Betote Diboué Patrick Hervé, Nyegue Maximilienne Ascension, Atchadé Alex De Théodore, Pegnyemb Dieudonné Emmanuel, Bochet Christian G, Ulrich Koert
The chemical investigation of the extract of the dried leaves of Rauvolfia caffra (Sond) (synonym Rauvolfia macrophylla) (Apocynaceae) led to isolation of a new glycoside derivative, rauvolfianine (1) as well as six known compounds: oleanolic acid (2), sitosterol-3-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (3), betulinic acid (4), vellosimine (5), sarpagine (6) and D-fructofuranosyl-β-(2→1)-α-D-glucopyranoside (7). Compounds 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7 were evaluated for antitubercular activity. Compounds 1 and 2 were the most active (MIC = 7...
August 16, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812011/oil-characterization-and-lipids-class-composition-of-pomegranate-seeds
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Zahra Amri, Houda Lazreg-Aref, Manel Mekni, Sinda El-Gharbi, Olfa Dabbaghi, Beligh Mechri, Mohamed Hammami
This study aims to investigate the physicochemical characteristics, phenolics content, and oil composition of pomegranate oil seeds (PSO). Quality indices, pigments, phenolics content, and antioxidant activity were determined. PSO was fractioned into polar lipids: glycolipids (GL) and phospholipids (PL). Sterols profile and fatty acids composition of total lipids (TL), GL, and PL were determined by GC/FID. The free acidity, the peroxide value, and the specific extinction coefficients were, respectively, 1.69%, 3...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803552/effect-of-acaricidal-components-isolated-from-lettuce-lactuca-sativa-on-carmine-spider-mite-tetranychus-cinnabarinus-boisd
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M Li, Y Zhang, W Ding, J Luo, S Li, Q Zhang
This study aimed to evaluate the acaricidal activity of lettuce (Lactuca sativa) extracts against carmine spider mites (Tetranychus cinnabarinus Boisd.) and isolate the acaricidal components. Acaricidal activities of lettuce extracts isolated from different parts (the leaf, root and seed) using various solvents (petroleum ether, acetone and methanol) were evaluated with slide-dip bioassay and relatively high median lethal concentration (LC50) values were detected. Acetone extracts of lettuce leaves harvested in July and September were fractionated and isolated with silica gel and thin-layer chromatography...
August 14, 2017: Bulletin of Entomological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801309/determining-the-mechanisms-of-dietary-turnip-rapeseed-oil-on-cholesterol-metabolism-in-men-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Harri Juhani Saarinen, Chaiyasit Sittiwet, Piia Simonen, Markku J Nissinen, Ulf-Håkan Stenman, Helena Gylling, Ari Palomäki
We have earlier reported the reduction of total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and oxidized LDL caused by short-term modification of diet with cold-pressed turnip rapeseed oil (CPTRO) instead of butter. The aim of this supplementary study was to determine whether the beneficial effects resulted from altered cholesterol metabolism during the intervention.Thirty-seven men with metabolic syndrome (MetS) completed an open, randomized and balanced crossover study. Subjects' usual diet was supplemented with either 37...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798803/preparation-of-a-nanoemulsion-with-carapa-guianensis-aublet-meliaceae-oil-by-a-low-energy-solvent-free-method-and-evaluation-of-its-preliminary-residual-larvicidal-activity
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Flávia L M Jesus, Fernanda B de Almeida, Jonatas L Duarte, Anna E M F M Oliveira, Rodrigo A S Cruz, Raimundo N P Souto, Ricardo M A Ferreira, Regina Gendzelevski Kelmann, José C T Carvalho, Ana C Lira-Guedes, Marcelino Guedes, Conxita Solans, Caio P Fernandes
Andiroba (Carapa guianensis) seeds are the source of an oil with a wide range of biological activities and ethnopharmacological uses. However, few studies have devoted attention to innovative formulations, including nanoemulsions. The present study aimed to obtain a colloidal system with the andiroba oil using a low-energy and organic-solvent-free method. Moreover, the preliminary residual larvicidal activity of the nanoemulsion against Aedes aegypti was evaluated. Oleic and palmitic acids were the major fatty acids, in addition to the phytosterol β-sitosterol and limonoids (tetranortriterpenoids)...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771437/carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-a-girl-with-sitosterolemia-carrying-a-homozygous-mutation-in-the-abcg5-gene
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Hideaki Yagasaki, Takaya Nakane, Takako Toda, Kisho Kobayashi, Kouki Aoyama, Takeshi Ichikawa, Kanji Sugita
BACKGROUND: Sitosterolemia is a rare lipid metabolism disorder that involves storage of plant sterols. This disease is associated with atherosclerosis, but detailed vascular endothelial assessment is difficult. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 5-year-old girl with sitosterolemia who presented with xanthomas at 23 months of age. Her total cholesterol was 868 mg/dL, and her plasma sitosterol level was 9.48 mg/dL. Direct sequencing detected a homozygous mutation in gene ABCG5 (p...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768421/constituents-from-solid-cultured-antrodia-camphorata
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Zong-Bo Tong, Xu-Hong Cui, Jie Wang, Cun-Li Zhang, Yan-Yan Zhang, Zhan-Jun Ren
Antrodia camphorata is a rare and precious traditional food and medicine for improving health-related conditions in Taiwan. The phytochemical research of the mushroom led to the isolation of a new naphthalenecarboxaldehyde, named as 1-Naphthalenecarboxaldehyde,3,4,4a,5,6,7,8,8a-octahydro-2-(hydroxymethyl)-5,5,8a-trimethyl (1). Meanwhile, seven other known compounds of nerolidol (2), cadinol (3), herbarulide (4), 3β-Hydroxy-5a,8a-epidioxyergosta-6,22-diene (5), ergosta-7,22-diene-3,6-dione (6) 2,3-dimethoxy-5-methyl-p-benzoquinone (7) and β-sitosterol (8) were also obtained from A...
August 2, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767008/the-edible-mushroom-pleurotus-djamor-produces-metabolites-with-lethal-activity-against-the-parasitic-nematode-haemonchus-contortus
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Jesús Antonio Pineda-Alegría, José Ernesto Sánchez-Vázquez, Manases González-Cortazar, Alejandro Zamilpa, María Eugenia López-Arellano, Edgar Josúe Cuevas-Padilla, Pedro Mendoza-de-Gives, Liliana Aguilar-Marcelino
Pleurotus djamor is an edible mushroom that has medicinal properties. This study aimed to assess the in vitro activity of P. djamor extracts and fractions against Haemonchus contortus eggs and exsheathed infective larvae (L3). Crude hydroalcoholic extracts were obtained by maceration and fractions were obtained through chromatography. Metabolite identity was determined using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis. The results showed that P. djamor extracts had no significant activity against eggs at the concentrations used...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758426/evaluation-of-in-vivo-analgesic-activity-of-scrophularia-kotscyhana-and-isolation-of-bioactive-compounds-through-activity-guided-fractionation
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Gülin Renda, Büşra Korkmaz, Merve Kılıç, Mine Kadıoğlu Duman, Hasan Kırmızıbekmez
The present study was undertaken to evaluate the in vivo analgesic activities of the extracts prepared from the aerial parts and roots of Scrophularia kotscyhana and to isolate the bioactive metabolites from the most active extract. Analgesic activities of all extracts and subextracts at the doses of 5, 10 and 30 mg/kg (i.p.) were examined using hot plate test in mice. Among the tested extracts, MeOH extract prepared from the aerial parts and the n-butanol subextract prepared thereof displayed the best analgesic activity at all doses...
July 31, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739601/buddleja-thyrsoides-lam-crude-extract-presents-antinociceptive-effect-on-an-arthritic-pain-model-in-mice
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Maria Fernanda Fialho, Indiara Brusco, Evelyne Silva Brum, Mariana Piana, Aline Augusti Boligon, Gabriela Trevisan, Sara Marchesan Oliveira
The arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease which reduces the life quality of affected individuals. Therapeutic tools used to treat inflammatory pain are associated with several undesirable effects.  Buddleja thyrsoides Lam, known as 'Barbasco' or 'Cambara', is popularly used in several disorders and possess antirheumatic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities. Here, we investigated the antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effect of the oral and topical treatment from the B.thyrsoides crude extract in acute pain models and an arthritic pain model induced by complete Freund's adjuvant paw injection in male mice (25-30g)...
July 23, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739549/mutations-in-the-abcg8-gene-are-associated-with-sitosterolaemia-in-the-homozygous-form-and-xanthelasmas-in-the-heterozygous-form
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Tara Bardawil, Abdallah Rebeiz, Myriam Chaabouni, Jessica El Halabi, Zakaria Kambris, Ossama Abbas, Ossama Abou Hassan, Lamiaa Hamie, Fadi Bitar, Abdul Ghani Kibbi, Georges Nemer, Mazen Kurban
Sitosterol is the most abundant plant sterol found in our diet. Sitosterolemia (OMIM 210250), also known as phytosterolaemia, is a rare autosomal recessive disease caused by the inability to efficiently excrete plant sterol, and is characterized by cutaneous xanthomas and accelerated atherosclerosis. Sitosterolaemia is caused by homozygous or compound heterozygous mutations in either ABCG5 or ABCG8 (both on chromosome 2p21), which encode the sterol efflux transporter ABCG5 (sterolin-1) and ABCG8 (sterolin-2), respectively...
July 25, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738142/metabolomics-reveals-cu-oh-2-nanopesticide-activated-antioxidative-pathways-and-decreased-beneficial-antioxidants-in-spinach-leaves
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Lijuan Zhao, Yuxiong Huang, Adeyemi S Adeleye, Arturo A Keller
While the use of nanopesticides in modern agriculture continues to increase, their effects on crop plants are still poorly understood. Here, 4-week-old spinach plants grown in an artificial medium were exposed via foliar spray to Cu(OH)2 nanopesticide (0.18 and 18 mg/plant) or Cu ions (0.15 and 15 mg/plant) for 7 days. A gas chromatography-time of flight-mass spectrometry metabolomics approach was applied to assess metabolic alterations induced by Cu(OH)2 nanopesticide in spinach leaves. Exposure to Cu(OH)2 nanopesticide and copper ions induced alterations in the metabolite profiles of spinach leaves...
July 24, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737686/comparison-of-two-stationary-phases-for-the-determination-of-phytosterols-and-tocopherols-in-mango-and-its-by-products-by-gc-qtof-ms
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Ana López-Cobo, Beatriz Martín-García, Antonio Segura-Carretero, Alberto Fernández-Gutiérrez, Ana María Gómez-Caravaca
Two different gas chromatography coupled to quadrupole-time of flight mass spectrometry (GC-QTOF-MS) methodologies were carried out for the analysis of phytosterols and tocopherols in the flesh of three mango cultivars and their by-products (pulp, peel, and seed). To that end, a non-polar column ((5%-phenyl)-methylpolysiloxane (HP-5ms)) and a mid-polar column (crossbond trifluoropropylmethyl polysiloxane (RTX-200MS)) were used. The analysis time for RTX-200MS was much lower than the one obtained with HP-5ms...
July 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729226/solanum-paniculatum-l-decreases-levels-of-inflammatory-cytokines-by-reducing-nfkb-tbet-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 18, 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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#20
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
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