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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614772/inhibition-of-blood-platelet-adhesion-by-phenolics-rich-fraction-of-hippophae-rhamnoides-l-fruits
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B Olas, B Kontek, M Szczesna, L Grabarczyk, A Stochmal, J Zuchowski
Beneficial influence of fruits on human health may be their ability to prevent the hyperactivation of blood platelets and cardiovascular disorders. Effects of the phenolic fraction from Hippophae rhamnoides fruit on different stages of blood platelet activation (platelet adhesion and aggregation) were studied in vitro. We also examined effects of the H. rhamnoides fraction on metabolism of thiol groups, which plays an important role in platelet functions. The effects of the H. rhamnoides fraction on adhesion of blood platelets to collagen and fibrinogen were determined with Tuszynski's and Murphy's method...
April 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545667/arctigenin-suppresses-renal-interstitial-fibrosis-in-a-rat-model-of-obstructive-nephropathy
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Ao Li, Xiaoxun Zhang, Mao Shu, Mingjun Wu, Jun Wang, Jingyao Zhang, Rui Wang, Peng Li, Yitao Wang
BACKGROUND: Renal tubulointerstitial fibrosis (TIF) is commonly the final result of a variety of progressive injuries and leads to end-stage renal disease. There are few therapeutic agents currently available for retarding the development of renal TIF. PURPOSE: The aim of the present study is to evaluate the role of arctigenin (ATG), a lignan component derived from dried burdock (Arctium lappa L.) fruits, in protecting the kidney against injury by unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) in rats...
July 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507472/schisandrae-fructus-ethanol-extract-ameliorates-inflammatory-responses-and-articular-cartilage-damage-in-monosodium-iodoacetate-induced-osteoarthritis-in-rats
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Jin-Woo Jeong, Jongsik Kim, Eun Ok Choi, Da Hye Kwon, Gyu Min Kong, Il-Whan Choi, Bum Hoi Kim, Gi-Young Kim, Ki Won Lee, Ki Young Kim, Sung Goo Kim, Young Whan Choi, Su Hyun Hong, Cheol Park, Yung Hyun Choi
Schisandrae Fructus, the fruit of Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baill., is widely used in traditional medicine for the treatment of a number of chronic diseases. Although, Schisandrae Fructus was recently reported to attenuate the interleukin (IL)-1β-induced inflammatory response in chondrocytes in vitro, its protective and therapeutic potential against osteoarthritis (OA) in an animal model remains unclear. Therefore, we investigated the effects of the ethanol extract of Schisandrae Fructus (SF) on inflammatory responses and cartilage degradation in a monosodium iodoacetate (MIA)-induced OA rat model...
2017: EXCLI journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459816/isotopic-reconstruction-of-the-weaning-process-in-the-archaeological-population-of-can%C3%A3-mar-abajo-cuba-a-bayesian-probability-mixing-model-approach
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Yadira Chinique de Armas, Mirjana Roksandic, Dejana Nikitović, Roberto Rodríguez Suárez, David Smith, Nadine Kanik, Dailys García Jordá, William M Buhay
The general lack of well-preserved juvenile skeletal remains from Caribbean archaeological sites has, in the past, prevented evaluations of juvenile dietary changes. Canímar Abajo (Cuba), with a large number of well-preserved juvenile and adult skeletal remains, provided a unique opportunity to fully assess juvenile paleodiets from an ancient Caribbean population. Ages for the start and the end of weaning and possible food sources used for weaning were inferred by combining the results of two Bayesian probability models that help to reduce some of the uncertainties inherent to bone collagen isotope based paleodiet reconstructions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449369/exposure-to-the-insecticide-endosulfan-induces-liver-morphology-alterations-and-oxidative-stress-in-fruit-eating-bats-artibeus-lituratus
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Jerusa Maria Oliveira, Alessandro Brinati, Liany Divina Lima Miranda, Danielle Barbosa Morais, José Cola Zanuncio, Reggiani Vilela Gonçalves, Maria do Carmo Gouveia Peluzio, Mariella Bontempo Freitas
Exposure to pesticides may increase the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), leading to oxidation of cell membrane lipids and proteins. Although fruit bats are potentially exposed to pesticides during their entire lifespan, the impacts of this exposure are still poorly investigated. We examined the effects of low, commercially recommended concentrations (0, 1.05 and 2.1 g/l) of an organochlorine insecticide endosulfan (EDS) formulation on oxidative responses in the liver and kidneys of Neotropical fruit bats (Artibeus lituratus), as well as possible liver morphological alterations following a 35-day oral exposure...
February 2017: International Journal of Experimental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280122/tango1-spatially-organizes-er-exit-sites-to-control-er-export
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Min Liu, Zhi Feng, Hongmei Ke, Ying Liu, Tianhui Sun, Jianli Dai, Wenhong Cui, José Carlos Pastor-Pareja
Exit of secretory cargo from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) takes place at specialized domains called ER exit sites (ERESs). In mammals, loss of TANGO1 and other MIA/cTAGE (melanoma inhibitory activity/cutaneous T cell lymphoma-associated antigen) family proteins prevents ER exit of large cargoes such as collagen. Here, we show that Drosophila melanogaster Tango1, the only MIA/cTAGE family member in fruit flies, is a critical organizer of the ERES-Golgi interface. Tango1 rings hold COPII (coat protein II) carriers and Golgi in close proximity at their center...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213268/fisetin-inhibits-il-1%C3%AE-induced-inflammatory-response-in-human-osteoarthritis-chondrocytes-through-activating-sirt1-and-attenuates-the-progression-of-osteoarthritis-in-mice
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Wenhao Zheng, Zhenhua Feng, Shengban You, Hui Zhang, Zhenyu Tao, Quan Wang, Hua Chen, Yaosen Wu
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease characterized by cartilage degradation and inflammation. Fisetin, a polyphenol extracted from fruits and vegetables, has been reported to have anti-inflammatory effects. Our study aimed to investigate the effect of fisetin on OA both in vitro and in vivo. In vitro, chondrocytes were pretreated with fisetin alone or fisetin combined with sirtinol (an inhibitor of SIRT1) for 2h before IL-1β stimulation. Production of NO, PGE2, TNF-α and IL-6 were evaluated by the Griess reaction and ELISAs...
April 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189068/passiflora-tarminiana-fruits-reduce-uvb-induced-photoaging-in-human-skin-fibroblasts
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Karent Bravo, Luisa Duque, Federico Ferreres, Diego A Moreno, Edison Osorio
Skin aging is a complex process that is strongly affected by UV radiation, which stimulates the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the epidermis and dermis and subsequently causes skin damage. Among the major consequences are increased collagen degradation and reduced collagen synthesis. Previous reports have demonstrated the beneficial effects of polyphenols for healthy skin. Passiflora tarminiana Coppens & V.E. Barney, a species of the Passifloraceae family, is widely distributed in South America and is rich in flavonoids...
March 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123483/protective-effects-of-fructus-sophorae-extract-on-collagen-induced-arthritis-in-balb-c-mice
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Hyoung-Min Han, Su-Hyun Hong, Heung-Sik Park, Jae-Chul Jung, Jong-Sik Kim, Yong-Tae Lee, Eun-Woo Lee, Yung-Hyun Choi, Byung-Woo Kim, Cheol-Min Kim, Kyung-Hwa Kang
Styphnolobium japonicum (L.) is utilized in Korean medicine for the treatment of various inflammatory diseases. The aim of the present study was to explore the effects of Fructus sophorae extract (FSE) isolated from the dried ripe fruit of S. japonicum (L.) on the development of type II collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) in BALB/c mice. The CIA mice were orally administered FSE or saline daily for 2 weeks. The incidence and severity of disease and the inflammatory response in the serum and the joint tissues were assessed...
January 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111218/betanin-isolated-from-fruits-of-opuntia-elatior-mill-attenuates-renal-fibrosis-in-diabetic-rats-through-regulating-oxidative-stress-and-tgf-%C3%AE-pathway
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Brijesh Sutariya, Madhusudan Saraf
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The fruits of Opuntia elatior Mill are being used traditionally in different disease condition like diabetes, obesity, asthma, inflammatory disorders, and anemia. Betanin, a compound isolated from fruits of Opuntia elatior Mill has potent anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory activity. Recent study from our lab indicated the protective effect of betanin against high glucose induced rat renal epithelial cell fibrosis and matrix accumulation, major features of diabetic nephropathy (DN)...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052238/anti-psoriatic-potential-of-solanum-xanthocarpum-stem-in-imiquimod-induced-psoriatic-mice-model
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Komal M Parmar, Prakash R Itankar, Apurva Joshi, Satyendra K Prasad
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The plant Solanum xanthocarpum Schrad. & Wendl. (Solanaceae) is one of the members of the dashamula (ten roots) in Ayurvedic system of medicine. The stem and fruits are used as an antipyretic, antiasthmatic and is prescribed in skin infections and for relief in burning sensation in the feet accompanied by vesicular eruptions. OBJECTIVE: To scientifically validate the anti-psoriatic potential of Solanum xanthocarpum stem in Imiquimod-induced psoriatic mice model MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ethanolic stems extract of Solanum xanthocarpum (ESX) was first subjected to phytochemical screening and quantification of identified phytoconstituents, which was further standardized with the help of HPTLC using chlorogenic acid as a marker...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908544/inhibition-of-cartilage-degradation-and-suppression-of-pge2-and-mmps-expression-by-pomegranate-fruit-extract-in-a-model-of-posttraumatic-osteoarthritis
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Nahid Akhtar, Nazir M Khan, Omer S Ashruf, Tariq M Haqqi
OBJECTIVE: Osteoarthritis (OA) is characterized by cartilage degradation in the affected joints. Pomegranate fruit extract (PFE) inhibits cartilage degradation in vitro. The aim of this study was to determine whether oral consumption of PFE inhibits disease progression in rabbits with surgically induced OA. METHODS: OA was surgically induced in the tibiofemoral joints of adult New Zealand White rabbits. In one group, animals were fed PFE in water for 8 wk postsurgery...
January 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870967/osthole-inhibits-the-expressions-of-collagen-i-and-iii-through-smad-signaling-pathway-after-treatment-with-tgf-%C3%AE-1-in-mouse-cardiac-fibroblasts
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Jin-Cheng Liu, Feng Wang, Mei-Lin Xie, Zong-Qi Cheng, Qiong Qin, Lin Chen, Rong Chen
BACKGROUND: Osthole, a natural coumarin and bioactive compound isolated from the fruit of Cnidium monnieri (L.) Cusson, was reported to prevent isoprenaline-induced myocardial fibrosis in mice by inhibiting the transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) expression, but the underlying mechanism is still unclear. The aim of this study is to illuminate whether the mechanism of osthole inhibiting collagen I and III expressions is associated with Smad signaling pathway in mouse cardiac fibroblasts (CFs) treated with TGF-β1...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832180/cordyceps-militaris-treatment-preserves-renal-function-in-type-2-diabetic-nephropathy-mice
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Sung-Hsun Yu, Navneet Kumar Dubey, Wei-Shan Li, Ming-Che Liu, Han-Sun Chiang, Sy-Jye Leu, Ying-Hua Shieh, Feng-Chou Tsai, Win-Ping Deng
Diabetic nephropathy is derived from long-term effects of high blood glucose on kidney function in type 2 diabetic patients. Several antidiabetic drugs and herbal medications have failed to prevent episodes of DN. Hence, this study aimed to further investigate the renal injury-reducing effect of antidiabetic CmNo1, a novel combination of powders of fruiting bodies and mycelia of Cordyceps militaris. After being administered with streptozotocin-nicotinamide and high-fat-diet, the diabetic nephropathy mouse model displayed elevated blood glucose and renal dysfunction markers including serum creatinine and kidney-to-body weight ratio...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776513/the-antifibrotic-and-fibrolytic-properties-of-date-fruit-extract-via-modulation-of-genotoxicity-tissue-inhibitor-of-metalloproteinases-and-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-pathway-in-a-rat-model-of-hepatotoxicity
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Hala Attia, Nouf Al-Rasheed, Raeesa Mohamad, Nawal Al-Rasheed, Maha Al-Amin
BACKGROUND: Hepatic fibrosis and its end point; cirrhosis, are the major cause of liver failure and death in patients with chronic liver disease. Therefore, the need for an effective treatment is evident. This study was designed to assess the potential effects of aqueous extract of date fruits, either flesh (DFE) or pits (DPE), on oxidative DNA damage and liver inflammation induced by carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) and whether they are related to inhibition of nuclear factor-κB pathway...
October 24, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771138/hesperidin-interaction-to-collagen-detected-by-physico-chemical-techniques
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Noriko Hiraishi, Takahiro Maruno, Naoya Tochio, Ryohei Sono, Masayuki Otsuki, Tsutomu Takatsuka, Junji Tagami, Yuji Kobayashi
OBJECTIVE: Dentin collagen can be modified by some plant-derived flavonoids to improve properties of dentin organic matrix. Hesperidin (HPN), a hesperetin-7-O-rutinoside flavonoid, has a potential of dentin modification for being based on evidence that a treatment with HPN may resist collagenase degradation and arrest demineralization of human dentin. In this study, biophysical and molecular-level information on the interaction of HPN and collagen was investigated. METHODS: HPN is extracted from citrus fruits...
October 19, 2016: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744523/autophagy-induced-by-purple-pitanga-eugenia-uniflora-l-extract-triggered-a-cooperative-effect-on-inducing-the-hepatic-stellate-cell-death
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Cristiane C Denardin, Leo A M Martins, Mariana M Parisi, Moema Queiroz Vieira, Silvia R Terra, Florencia M Barbé-Tuana, Radovan Borojevic, Márcia Vizzotto, Tatiana Emanuelli, Fátima Costa Rodrigues Guma
Activated hepatic stellate cells (HSC) are the major source of collagen I in liver fibrosis. Eugenia uniflora L. is a tree species that is widely distributed in South America. E. uniflora L. fruit-popularly known as pitanga-has been shown to exert beneficial properties. Autophagy contributes to the maintenance of cellular homeostasis and survival under stress situation, but it has also been suggested to be an alternative cell death pathway. Mitochondria play a pivotal role on signaling cell death. Mitophagy of damaged mitochondria is an important cell defense mechanism against organelle-mediated cell death signaling...
April 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659955/the-healing-effect-of-pistacia-lentiscus-fruit-oil-on-laser-burn
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Sameh Ben Khedir, Sana Bardaa, Naourez Chabchoub, Dorsaf Moalla, Zouheir Sahnoun, Tarek Rebai
CONTEXT: Since antiquity, Pistacia lentiscus L. (Anacardiaceae) fruit oil (PLFO) has been used as a remedy for primary health care such as burn treatment. OBJECTIVE: This study assesses the healing effect of PLFO on CO2 laser fractional burn in a rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was carried out on 18 adult male Wistar rats. A second-degree laser burn (wound area = 2.2 cm(2)) was inflicted in the dorsal region by the application of CO2 fractional laser within the following parameters; Energy level: 25 MJ and Depth level: 4...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27579922/morinda-citrifolia-linn-reduces-parasite-load-and-modulates-cytokines-and-extracellular-matrix-proteins-in-c57bl-6-mice-infected-with-leishmania-leishmania-amazonensis
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Fernando Almeida-Souza, Flávia de Oliveira Cardoso, Bruno Vinicius da Conceição Souza, Tânia Zaverucha do Valle, Joicy Cortez de Sá, Iara Dos Santos da Silva Oliveira, Celeste da Silva Freitas de Souza, Carla Junqueira Moragas Tellis, Maria do Socorro Dos Santos Chagas, Maria Dutra Behrens, Ana Lúcia Abreu-Silva, Kátia da Silva Calabrese
The absence of an effective vaccine and the debilitating chemotherapy for Leishmaniasis demonstrate the need for developing alternative treatments. Several studies conducted with Morinda citrifolia have shown various biological activities, including antileishmanial activity, however its mechanisms of action are unknown. This study aimed to analyze the in vivo activity of M. citrifolia fruit juice (Noni) against Leishmania (Leishmania) amazonensis in C57BL/6 mice. M. citrifolia fruit juice from the Brazilian Amazon has shown the same constitution of other juices produced around the world and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis identified five compounds: deacetylasperulosidic acid, asperulosidic acid, rutin, nonioside B and nonioside C...
August 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27551767/protective-effects-of-a-blueberry-extract-in-acute-inflammation-and-collagen-induced-arthritis-in-the-rat
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Maria-Eduardo Figueira, Mónica Oliveira, Rosa Direito, João Rocha, Paula Alves, Ana-Teresa Serra, Catarina Duarte, Rosário Bronze, Adelaide Fernandes, Dora Brites, Marisa Freitas, Eduarda Fernandes, Bruno Sepodes
Here we investigated the anti-inflammatory effect of a blueberry extract in the carrageenan-induced paw edema model and collagen-induced arthritis model, both in rats. Along with the chemical characterization of the phenolic content of the fruits and extract, the antioxidant potential of the extract, the cellular antioxidant activity and the effects over neutrophils' oxidative burst, were studied in order to provide a mechanistic insight for the anti-inflammatory effects observed. The extract significantly inhibited paw edema formation in an acute model the rat...
October 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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