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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430433/-2r-3s-2-r-3-r-manniflavanone-protects-proliferating-skeletal-muscle-cells-against-oxidative-stress-and-stimulates-myotube-formation
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Suresh Acharya, Timo D Stark, Seung Tack Oh, Songhee Jeon, Sok Cheon Pak, Mina K Kim, Toshiaki Matsutomo, Jinyoung Hur, Thomas Hofmann, Rodney A Hill, Onesmo B Balemba
We investigated the antioxidative properties of (2R,3S,2''R,3''R)-Manniflavanone (MF) using in vitro assays, and examined its effects on myogenesis and lactate-induced oxidative stress in C2C12 cells. MF was purified from Garcinia buchananii stem bark. H2O2 and ORAC assay demonstrated that MF is a powerful antioxidant. This finding was supported by DPPH radical scavenging activity of MF. MF was less cytotoxic to C2C12 cells compared to ascorbic acid and myricetin. Moreover, MF accelerated myotube formation in the differentiated C2C12 cells by up-regulating myogenic proteins such as MyoG and MHC...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429184/interactive-effects-of-salicylic-acid-and-nitric-oxide-in-alleviating-zinc-toxicity-of-safflower-carthamus-tinctorius-l
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Shahram Namdjoyan, Hossein Kermanian, Ali Abolhasani Soorki, Sedigheh Modarres Tabatabaei, Nazli Elyasi
The purpose of this study was to assess the possible protective role of exogenous salicylic acid (SA), sodium nitroprusside (SNP), a donor of nitric oxide, and their combination on 21-day-old safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) seedlings grown under zinc (Zn) stress. The results revealed that exposure to 500 µM ZnSO4.7H2O for 10 days markedly reduced the root and shoot dry weights in Zn-treated plants, while the application of SA, SNP and specially SA + SNP significantly increased the root and shoot dry weights in seedlings subjected to Zn stress...
April 20, 2017: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428698/circadian-periodicity-of-circulating-plasma-lipid-peroxides-uric-acid-and-ascorbic-acid-in-renal-stone-formers
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Rajeev Singh Kushwaha, R C Gupta, J P Sharma, Sumita Sharma, Raj Kumar Singh, Germaine Cornelissen
Circadian periodicity of plasma lipid peroxides and serum ascorbic acid and uric acid levels were studied in one hundred renal stone formers (55 women and 45 men; age 20-60 years) and 50 clinically healthy volunteers (21 women and 29 men; age 21-45 years) with diurnal activity from 06:00 to 22:00 and nocturnal rest. A marked circadian variation was demonstrated by population-mean-cosinor for all studied variables in stone formers and healthy subjects. By comparison to the healthy controls, parameter tests indicate that the stone formers had a higher MESOR (±SE) of MDA (2...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427647/ascorbic-acid-stability-in-fruit-juices-during-thermosonication
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Karla Aguilar, Alfonso Garvín, Albert Ibarz, Pedro E D Augusto
Thermosonication is an emerging technology useful for inactivating microorganisms and enzymes in fruit juices. However, the effect of the ultrasound processing on the ascorbic acid content is not clear and the results reported in the literature are contradictory. In this work, the impact of sonication and thermosonication on the ascorbic acid content was first evaluated in model systems. Degassed model solutions at four different pH values (3-6) were processed with or without sonication for 60min at two different conditions of temperature (25 and 55°C)...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427291/antioxidant-therapy-for-management-of-oxidative-stress-induced-hypertension
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Khalil Ali Ahmad, Dai Yuan Yuan, Waqas Nawaz, Hong Ze, Chen Xue Zhuo, Bashar Talal, Abdoh Taleb, Enos Mais, Ding Qilong
Hypertension is considered as the most common risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, also is regarded as a leading cause of the mortality and morbidity worldwide. The mechanisms underlying the pathological process of hypertension are not completely explained. However, there is growing evidence that increased oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathophysiology of hypertension. Several preclinical studies and clinical trials have indicated that antioxidant therapy is important for management of hypertension, using antioxidants compounds such as alpha tocopherol (Vit E) and ascorbic acid (Vit C), polyphenols with others and some antihypertensive drugs that are now in clinical use (e...
April 20, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426168/walking-a-fine-line-with-sucrose-phosphorylase-efficient-single-step-biocatalytic-production-of-l-ascorbic-acid-2-glucoside-from-sucrose
#6
Rama Krishna Gudiminchi, Bernd Nidetzky
The 2-O-α-D-glucoside of L-ascorbic acid (AA-2G) is a highly stabilized form of vitamin C, with important applications in cosmetics, foods and pharmaceuticals. Sucrose would be an ideal substrate for AA-2G synthesis, but it cannot be used lacking a suitable transglycosidase. We show that in a narrow pH window with sharp optimum at pH 5.2, select sucrose phosphorylases catalyzed 2-O-α-glucosylation of L-ascorbic acid from sucrose with high efficiency and perfect site-selectivity. Optimized synthesis with the enzyme from Bifidobacterium longum at 40°C gave a concentrated product solution (155 g/L; 460 mM) from which pure AA-2G was recovered in ∼50% overall yield, so providing the basis for an advanced production process...
April 20, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423344/prolonged-dark-period-modulates-the-oxidative-burst-and-enzymatic-antioxidant-systems-in-the-leaves-of-salicylic-acid-treated-tomato
#7
Péter Poór, Zoltán Takács, Krisztina Bela, Zalán Czékus, Gabriella Szalai, Irma Tari
Salicylic acid (SA) is an important plant growth regulator playing a role in the hypersensitive reaction (HR) and the induction of systemic acquired resistance. Since the SA-mediated signalling pathways and the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) are light-dependent, the time- and concentration-specific induction of oxidative stress was investigated in leaves of tomato plants kept under light and dark conditions after treatments with 0.1mM and 1mM SA. The application of exogenous SA induced early superoxide- and H2O2 production in the leaves, which was different in the absence or presence of light and showed time- and concentration-dependent changes...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422565/ascorbic-acid-deficiency-in-patients-with-lichen-planus
#8
Ilinca Nicolae, Cristina Iulia Mitran, Madalina Irina Mitran, Corina Daniela Ene, Mircea Tampa, Simona Roxana Georgescu
OBJECTIVES: Recent studies have highlighted the role of oxidative stress in the pathogenesis of lichen planus (LP). In the present study the interest of the authors is focused on the investigation of ascorbic acid status in patients with LP and identification of parameters that might influence the level of this vitamin. MATERIAL AND METHOD: We analyzed the level of urinary ascorbic acid (reflectometric method) in 77 patients with LP (cutaneous LP (CLP) - 49 cases, oral LP (OLP) - 28 cases) and 50 control subjects...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421196/synthesis-of-l-ascorbyl-flurbiprofenate-by-lipase-catalyzed-esterification-and-transesterification-reactions
#9
Jia-Ying Xin, Li-Rui Sun, Shu-Ming Chen, Yan Wang, Chun-Gu Xia
The synthesis of L-ascorbyl flurbiprofenate was achieved by esterification and transesterification in nonaqueous organic medium with Novozym 435 lipase as biocatalyst. The conversion was greatly influenced by the kinds of organic solvents, speed of agitation, catalyst loading amount, reaction time, and molar ratio of acyl donor to L-ascorbic acid. A series of solvents were investigated, and tert-butanol was found to be the most suitable from the standpoint of the substrate solubility and the conversion for both the esterification and transesterification...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420996/chronic-water-pipe-smoke-exposure-induces-injurious-effects-to-reproductive-system-in-male-mice
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Badreldin H Ali, Khalid A Al Balushi, Mohammed Ashique, Asem Shalaby, Mohammed A Al Kindi, Sirin A Adham, Turan Karaca, Sumaya Beegam, Priya Yuvaraju, Abderrahim Nemmar
There is a global increase in the popularity of water-pipe tobacco smoking including in Europe and North America. Nevertheless, little is known about the male reproductive effects of water-pipe smoke (WPS), especially after long-term exposure. Here, we assessed effects of WPS exposure (30 min/day) in male mice for 6 months. Control mice were exposed to air-only for the same period of time. Twenty-four hours after the last exposure, testicular histopathology, and markers of inflammation and oxidative stress, and the tyrosine-protein kinase vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1 (VEGFR1) were assessed in testicular homogenates...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420921/potential-of-ascorbic-acid-as-antioxidant-on-chemotherapeutic-agent-induced-change-in-morphology-of-testes
#11
Aisha Abdul Haq, Soofia Nigar, Dureshewar Rehman
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the morphological changes in number of seminiferous tubules that are produced by anthracycline doxorubicin on the testes of mice. METHODS: This experimental study was conducted at Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, from March to August 2012, and comprised male mice aged up to five weeks. The mice were separated into 3 equal groups: A, B and C. Each animal was treated with normal saline 1ml intraperitoneal in group A, doxorubicin alone in group B and doxorubicin + vitamin C in group C...
April 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420196/probe-sensor-using-nanostructured-multi-walled-carbon-nanotube-yarn-for-selective-and-sensitive-detection-of-dopamine
#12
Wed Al-Graiti, Zhilian Yue, Javad Foroughi, Xu-Feng Huang, Gordon Wallace, Ray Baughman, Jun Chen
The demands for electrochemical sensor materials with high strength and durability in physiological conditions continue to grow and novel approaches are being enabled by the advent of new electromaterials and novel fabrication technologies. Herein, we demonstrate a probe-style electrochemical sensor using highly flexible and conductive multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNT) yarns. The MWNT yarn-based sensors can be fabricated onto micro Pt-wire with a controlled diameter varying from 100 to 300 µm, and then further modified with Nafion via a dip-coating approach...
April 18, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420123/stability-of-bioactive-compounds-in-broccoli-as-affected-by-cutting-styles-and-storage-time
#13
Ana Mariel Torres-Contreras, Vimal Nair, Luis Cisneros-Zevallos, Daniel A Jacobo-Velázquez
Broccoli contains bioactive molecules and thus its consumption is related with the prevention of chronic and degenerative diseases. The application of wounding stress to horticultural crops is a common practice, since it is the basis for the fresh-cut produce industry. In this study, the effect of four different cutting styles (CSs) (florets (CS1), florets cut into two even pieces (CS2), florets cut into four even pieces (CS3), and florets processed into chops (CS4)) and storage time (0 and 24 h at 20 °C) on the content of bioactive compounds in broccoli was evaluated...
April 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420085/electrochemical-detection-of-dopamine-using-3d-porous-graphene-oxide-gold-nanoparticle-composites
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Sung-Sik Choo, Ee-Seul Kang, Inbeom Song, Donghyun Lee, Jeong-Woo Choi, Tae-Hyung Kim
The detection of dopamine in a highly sensitive and selective manner is crucial for the early diagnosis of a number of neurological diseases/disorders. Here, a report on a new platform for the electrochemical detection of dopamine with a considerable accuracy that comprises a 3D porous graphene oxide (pGO)/gold nanoparticle (GNP)/pGO composite-modified indium tin oxide (ITO) is presented. The pGO was first synthesized and purified by ultrasonication and centrifugation, and it was then further functionalized on the surface of a GNP-immobilized ITO electrode...
April 14, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419867/sustained-blockade-of-ascorbic-acid-transport-associated-with-marked-svct1-loss-in-rat-hepatocytes-containing-increased-ascorbic-acid-levels-after-partial-hepatectomy
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Mafalda Maldonado, Eveling Inostroza, Eduardo Peña, Natacha Moncada, Lorena Mardones, José Luis Medina, Alejandra Muñoz, Marcell Gatica, Marcelo Villagrán, Elizabeth Escobar, Pamela Mendoza, Francisco J Roa, Mauricio González, Paula Guzmán, Francisco A Gutiérrez-Castro, Karen Sweet, Carola Muñoz-Montesino, Juan Carlos Vera, Coralia I Rivas
The liver has an extraordinary regenerative capacity in response to partial hepatectomy (PHx), which develops with neither tissue inflammation response nor alterations in the whole organism. This process is highly coordinated and it has been associated with changes in glutathione (GSH) metabolism. However, there are no reports indicating ascorbic acid (AA) levels after partial hepatectomy. AA and GSH act integrally as an antioxidant system that protects cells and tissues from oxidative damage and imbalance observed in a variety of diseases that affect the liver...
April 15, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418648/a-modular-flow-through-platform-for-spectroelectrochemical-analysis
#16
Tomer Noyhouzer, Michael Edward Snowden, Ushula M Tefashe, Janine Mauzeroll
A new type of flow platform for electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical measurements is presented. Finite element method simulations confirm that the hydrodynamic profile within the device is not turbulent, and provides an analytical platform for the investigation of homogenous kinetics, radical lifetimes and reaction mechanisms. The modular "plug and play" configuration of the platform allows one to carry out electrochemistry and spectroscopy individually or simultaneously. Specific demonstrations of electroanalytical measurements using the flow system platform includes voltammetric analysis of organometallic compounds and quantitative analysis of ascorbic acid in commercial orange juice samples...
April 18, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418429/chemical-constituents-radical-scavenging-activity-and-enzyme-inhibitory-capacity-of-fruits-from-cotoneaster-pannosus-franch
#17
Francisco Les, Víctor López, Giovanni Caprioli, Romilde Iannarelli, Dennis Fiorini, Marzia Innocenti, Maria Bellumori, Filippo Maggi
Cotoneaster pannosus (Rosaceae) is a semievergreen shrub, producing globose dark red pomes, native to China and widely used as an ornamental plant all over the world. Despite its extensive cultivation, little information is available on the chemical composition and biological activities of its fruits. In this work, the analysis of the chemical composition of C. pannosus fruits, in terms of phenolic components, carotenoids and ascorbic acid by HPLC/DAD, HPLC/ESI-MS and MS/MS as well as in terms of macro- and micro-nutrients was performed...
April 18, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418064/surfactant-exfoliated-2d-hexagonal-boron-nitride-2d-hbn-explored-as-a-potential-electrochemical-sensor-for-dopamine-surfactants-significantly-influence-sensor-capabilities
#18
Aamar F Khan, Dale A C Brownson, Christopher W Foster, Graham C Smith, Craig E Banks
Surfactant exfoliated 2D hexagonal Boron Nitride (2D-hBN) nanosheets are explored as a potential electrochemical sensing platform and evaluated towards the electroanalytical sensing of dopamine (DA) in the presence of the common interferents, ascorbic acid (AA) and uric acid (UA). Surfactant exfoliated 2D-hBN nanosheets (2-4 layers) fabricated using sodium cholate in aqueous media are electrically wired via a drop-casting modification process onto disposable screen-printed graphite electrodes (SPEs). We critically evaluate the performance of these 2D-hBN modified SPEs and demonstrate the effect of 'mass coverage' towards the detection of DA, AA and UA...
April 18, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417589/glutathione-stabilized-cu-nanocluster-based-fluorescent-probe-for-sensitive-and-selective-detection-of-hg-2-in-water
#19
Tingting Luo, Shiting Zhang, Yujue Wang, Meina Wang, Mei Liao, Xingming Kou
In this paper, an innovative and facile one-pot method for synthesizing water-soluble and stable fluorescent Cu nanoclusters (CuNCs), in which glutathione (GSH) served as protecting ligand and ascorbic acid (AA) as reducing agent was reported. The resultant CuNCs emitted blue-green fluorescence at 440 nm, with a quantum yield (QD) of about 3.08%. In addition, the prepared CuNCs exhibited excellent properties such as good water solubility, photostability and high stability toward high ionic strength. On the basis of the selective quenching of Hg(2+) on CuNCs fluorescence, which may be the result of Hg(2+) ion-induced aggregation of the CuNCs, the CuNCs was used for the selective and sensitive determination of Hg(2+) in aqueous solution...
April 18, 2017: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417178/highly-sensitive-and-selective-determination-of-hydrogen-sulfide-by-resonance-light-scattering-technique-based-on-silver-nanoparticles
#20
Yangfang Kuang, Shu Chen, Yunfei Long
We have developed a green approach to prepare DNA-templated silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) from the direct reaction between Ag(+) and ascorbic acid in the presence of DNA and sodium hydroxide. The Ag-NPs showed strong resonance light scattering (RLS) intensity property. Then, the interaction between hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and Ag-NPs was studied by measuring their RLS spectra. The results showed that there is a strong interaction between Ag-NPs and H2S, which resulted in a decrease in the size of Ag-NPs and a decrease in the RLS intensity of the Ag-NPs solution at the wavelength of 467 nm...
April 17, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
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