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Cosmetic medicine

Happy Agarwal, Soumya Menon, S Venkat Kumar, S Rajeshkumar
A large array of diseases caused by bacterial pathogens and origination of multidrug resistance in their gene provokes the need of developing new vectors or novel drug molecules for effective drug delivery and thus, better treatment of disease. The nanoparticle has emerged as a novel drug molecule in last decade and has been used in various industrial fields like cosmetics, healthcare, agricultural, pharmaceuticals due to their high optical, electronic, medicinal properties. Use of nanoparticles as an antibacterial agent remain in current studies with metal nanoparticles like silver, gold, copper, iron and metal oxide nanoparticles like zinc oxide, copper oxide, titanium oxide and iron oxide nanoparticles...
March 15, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
Jennifer Gubitosa, Vito Rizzi, Angela Lopedota, Paola Fini, Anna Laurenzana, Gabriella Fibbi, Fiorenza Fanelli, Andrea Petrella, Valentino Laquintana, Nunzio Denora, Roberto Comparelli, Pinalysa Cosma
HYPOTHESIS: The interesting properties of Gold Nanoparticles (AuNPs) make them attractive for different application fields such as cosmetology, medicine and clinical nanotechnologies. In this work a fast, easy and eco-friendly method for the AuNPs synthesis is proposed by using the Punica Granatum Juice (PGJ) with potential dermatological and cosmetic applications. The AuNPs antioxidant activity, due to the presence of phenols from the juice, and their use as booster for improving the Sun Protection Factor (SPF) in commercial sunscreen formulations, are thus expounded...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Catarina Guerreiro Pereira, Luísa Barreira, Sebastiaan Bijttebier, Luc Pieters, Cátia Marques, Tamára F Santos, Maria João Rodrigues, João Varela, Luísa Custódio
This work explored the biotechnological potential of the medicinal halophyte Artemisia campestris subsp. maritima (dune wormwood) as a source of health promoting commodities. For that purpose, infusions, decoctions and tinctures were prepared from roots and aerial-organs and evaluated for in vitro antioxidant, anti-diabetic and tyrosinase-inhibitory potential, and also for polyphenolic and mineral contents and toxicity. The dune wormwood extracts had high polyphenolic content and several phenolics were identified by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-photodiode array-mass-spectrometry (UHPLC-PDA-MS)...
March 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
Anna Baldisserotto, Piergiacomo Buso, Matteo Radice, Valeria Dissette, Ilaria Lampronti, Roberto Gambari, Stefano Manfredini, Silvia Vertuani
Moringa oleifera has gained increasing popularity as a food supplement but not in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic area. The aim of this study was the preparation, characterization, and evaluation of extracts from the leaves of Moringa oleifera as a herbal sun care phytocomplex. Three different extracts of Moringa oleifera leaves, from Senegal, have been prepared and chemically characterized in the phenolic fraction by HPLC-DAD and Folin-Ciocalteu test. To explore photoprotective properties, an extensive evaluation of UV filtering, antioxidant (DPPH, FRAP, ORAC, PCL), and anti-hyperproliferative (human melanoma Colo38 cells) capacities have been conducted...
March 15, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Jin-Kyoung Yang, Eunjin Lee, In-Jun Hwang, DaBin Yim, Juhee Han, Yoon-Sik Lee, Jong-Ho Kim
The regulation of tyrosinase activity and reactive oxygen species is of great importance for the prevention of dermatological disorders in the fields of medicine and cosmetics. Herein, we report a strategy based on solid-phase peptide chemistry for the synthesis of β-lactoglobulin peptide fragment/caffeic acid (CA) conjugates (CA-Peps) with dual activities of tyrosinase inhibition and antioxidation. The purity of the prepared conjugates, CA-MHIR, CA-HIRL, and CA-HIR significantly increased to 99%, as acetonide-protected CA was employed in solid-phase coupling reactions on Rink amide resins...
March 13, 2018: Bioconjugate Chemistry
Sucharita Boddu, Peter W Hashim, John K Nia, Rebecca Horowitz, Aaron Farberg, Gary Goldenberg
Stem cell therapies are at the forefront of regenerative aesthetic medicine. Multipotent stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), progenitor cells that result from the dedifferentiation of specialized adult cells, have demonstrated promise in tissue regeneration for a wide range of dermatologic conditions and aesthetic applications. Herein, we review the potential of stem cells as a new frontier in aesthetic dermatology.
January 2018: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
Daehyun Shin, Sihyeong Lee, Yu-Hua Huang, Hye-Won Lim, Yoonjin Lee, Kyounghee Jang, Yongwan Cho, Sang Jun Park, Dae-Duk Kim, Chang-Jin Lim
CONTEXT: Geniposide (genipin-1-O-β-d-glucoside) is a major bioactive ingredient in the fruits of gardenia [Gardenia jasminoides J. Ellis (Rubiaceae)], a traditional herbal medicine in Asian countries. OBJECTIVE: This work assesses the skin anti-photoaging potential of geniposide in human dermal fibroblasts under UV-B irradiation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The anti-photoaging property of geniposide, at varying concentrations (5, 12 and 30 μM) treated for 30 min prior to UV-B irradiation, was evaluated by analysing reactive oxygen species (ROS), promatrix metalloproteinase-2 (proMMP-2), glutathione (GSH), superoxide dismutase (SOD), nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) and cellular viability...
December 2018: Pharmaceutical Biology
Chunting Li, Navindra P Seeram
The red maple (Acer rubrum) species is economically important to North America because of its sap which is used to produce maple syrup. In addition, various other red maple plant parts, including leaves, were used as a traditional medicine by the Native Americans. Currently, red maple leaves are being used for nutraceutical and cosmetic applications but there are no published analytical methods for comprehensive phytochemical characterization of this material. Herein, a rapid and sensitive method using liquid chromatography with electrospray ionization time-of-flight tandem mass spectrometry was developed to characterize the phenolics in a methanol extract of red maple leaves and a proprietary phenolic-enriched red maple leaves extract (Maplifa™)...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Separation Science
Pablo Serrano-Castañeda, Jose Juan Escobar-Chavez, Isabel Marlen Rodriguez-Cruz, Luz Maria Melgoza, Jessica Martinez-Hernandez
The microneedles technology has found applications in many health-related fields. For example, their application in drugs and vaccines delivery as well, as the determination of biomarkers, has been reported. They also have a place in the dermatology and cosmetic areas such as the treatment of wounds from burns, scars, acne, depigmentation, and alopecia will be shown. Microneedles are used in therapeutic applications and are manufactured using materials such as metal (steel, titanium, nickel), polymer (oly-glycolic acid (PGA), poly-lactide-co-glycolide acid (PLGA), poly-L-lactic acid (PLA), chitosan), glass, silicon, ceramic, carbohydrates (trehalose, sucrose, mannitol)...
2018: Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences: a Publication of the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences
Seul A Seo, Bom Park, Eunson Hwang, Yu-Kyong Shin, Sang-Yong Park, Mengyang Zhang, Tae-Hoo Yi
Ultraviolet B (UVB) irradiation is regarded as the main cause of skin photodamage. After exposure to UVB irradiation, collagen degradation is accelerated by upregulation of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), and collagen synthesis is decreased via downregulation of transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 signaling. Borage officinalis L. (BO) is an annual herb with medicinal and culinary applications. Although BO has been demonstrated to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities, its potential anti-photoaging effects have not been examined...
February 27, 2018: Experimental Gerontology
Atiqur Rahman, Mahmudur Rahman, Ibrahim Demirtas
In traditional system of medicine, leaves and stem bark of Euphorbia tithymaloides L. have been used for the treatment of asthma, persistent coughing, laryngitis, skin diseases and mouth ulcers. Some studies have reported the anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activities of phytochemicals from leaf; however, the analysis of essential oil and its antioxidant property is still unexplored. This study evaluates the in vitro antioxidant potential of the essential oil and organic extracts from aerial parts of Euphorbia tithymaloides L...
February 28, 2018: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
Blake Murdoch, Amy Zarzeczny, Timothy Caulfield
OBJECTIVE: To identify the frequency and qualitative characteristics of stem cell-related marketing claims made on websites of clinics featuring common types of complementary and alternative medicine practitioners. The involvement of complementary and alternative medicine practitioners in the marketing of stem cell therapies and stem cell-related interventions is understudied. This research explores the extent to which they are involved and collaborate with medical professionals. This knowledge will help with identifying and evaluating potential policy responses to this growing market...
February 28, 2018: BMJ Open
Sandeep Rawat, Arun K Jugran, Indra D Bhatt, Ranbeer S Rawal
OBJECTIVES: Hedychium spicatum Buch. Ham. ex D.Don. (Family Zingiberaceae) is a rhizomatous herb, used in medicines, food, cosmetics and perfumery industries. Traditionally, it is widely used in treating inflammation, pain, asthma, foul breath, vomiting, diarrhoea, bronchitis, hiccough and blood diseases. This study systematically reviewed traditional and folk uses, pharmacological properties, bioactive compounds and market potential of H. spicatum. Research gaps and potential of future research have also been discussed...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Yifei Gu, Wenxin Yu, Yunbo Jin, Hui Chen, Gang Ma, Shih-Jen Chang, Xiaoxi Lin
Importance: Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) is a widely used alloplast, but studies of augmentation of the nasal tip and nasal dorsum with ePTFE are lacking. Objective: To investigate whether attaching the conchal cartilage as shield grafts at the distal end of the graft can prevent extrusion and whether the use of ePTFE in the nasal tip can achieve a stable aesthetic outcome. Design, Setting, and Participants: A randomized clinical trial was performed from April 1, 2006, to October 31, 2008...
February 22, 2018: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
Kyung-Chul Shin, Tae-Hun Kim, Ji-Hyeon Choi, Deok-Kun Oh
The ginsenoside 20-O-β-glucopyranosyl-20(S)-protopanaxadiol, compound K, has attracted much attention in functional food, traditional medicine, and cosmetic industries because of diverse pharmaceutical activities. The effective production of compound K from ginseng extracts has been required. However, an enzyme capable of completely converting all protopanaxadiol (PPD)-type ginsenosides to compound K has not been reported until now. In this study, unlike other enzymes, β-glucosidase from Caldicellulosiruptor bescii was able to hydrolyze sugar moieties such as L-arabinofuranose as well as D-glucose and L-arabinopyranose as the C-20 outer sugar in ginsenosides...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Sung Ryul Lee, Seung Geun Lee, Geon Young Byun, Myoung Jin Kim, Bum Hwan Koo
BACKGROUND: Asymmetric bilateral gynecomastia (ABGM) is uncommon, and reports on its characteristics are rare. In the present study, we investigated the clinical characteristics and surgical treatment of ABGM. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 1159 patients with gynecomastia who underwent subcutaneous mastectomy with liposuction at Damsoyu Hospital from January 2014 to February 2016. We then analyzed differences in the characteristics and operative results between two groups of patients: those with asymmetric and symmetric gynecomastia...
February 20, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Lih-Jeng Juang, Xiang-Yu Gao, Shou-Ting Mai, Cheng-Hung Lee, Ming-Chung Lee, Chao-Ling Yao
OBJECTIVE: Currently, the cosmetic and medical industries are paying considerable attention to solve or prevent skin damage or diseases, such as hyperpigmentation and oxidation and free radical damage. In this study, the effective compounds in Myrica rubra fruit were extracted and studied the biological effects of these M. rubra fruit extracts. METHODS: In this study, we extracted M. rubra fruit using solutions with various ratios of water to ethanol (100:0, 50:50, 5:95) and studied the anti-melanogenesis, anti-oxidation and radical scavenging effects of these M...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Tae Il Kim, Dong Hyun Lim, Kwang Soo Baek, Sun Sik Jang, Beom Young Park, Vijayakumar Mayakrishnan
The important platform polysaccharide N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) has great potential to be used in the fields of food, cosmetics, agricultural, pharmaceutical, medicine and biotechnology. This GlcNAc is being produced by traditional methods of environment-unfriendly chemical digestion with strong acids. Therefore, researchers have been paying more attention to enzymatic hydrolysis process for the production of GlcNAc. Hence, in this study, we isolated novel chitinase (Escherichia fergusonii) and chitosanase (Chryseobacterium indologenes, Comamonas koreensis) producing strains from Korean native calves feces, and developed the potential of an eco-friendly microbial progression for GlcNAc production from swollen chitin and chitosan by enzymatic degradation...
February 13, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
S Jisha, P R Gouri, K N Anith, K K Sabu
Vascular plants synthesise a multitude of organic molecules or phytochemicals, referred to as "secondary metabolites". These molecules are involved in a variety of roles in the life span of plants, ranging from structural ones to protection. Centella asiatica (L.) Urban has probably been used since prehistoric times and has been reported to have been used for various medicinal and cosmetic purposes. The plant contains several active constituents, of which the most important is asiaticoside, a triterpenoid. Asiaticoside content in C...
February 7, 2018: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
Irlla Correia Lima Licá, Alexandra Martins Dos Santos Soares, Ludmilla Santos Silva de Mesquita, Sonia Malik
Exudates released from plants, consist of complex mixtures of organic and inorganic molecules that have been used in traditional medicine from several years. They may vary among genera, species or within a genus and mainly include latex, sap, gums, resins, seed or root exudates. Plant exudates are known to possess several biological activities including, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, wound healing and anti-nociceptive. Exudates oozed out from plants have also been used as ingredients in medicines, food, perfumes and cosmetics...
March 2018: Food Research International
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