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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144601/anti-bacterial-anti-biofilm-and-anti-quorum-sensing-effects-of-thymus-daenensis-and-satureja-hortensis-essential-oils-against-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates
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Aram Sharifi, Abdolmajid Mohammadzadeh, Taghi Zahraei Salehi, Pezhman Mahmoodi
AIMS: The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of Thymus daenensis and Satureja hortensis essential oils (EOs) on the planktonic growth, biofilm formation and quorum sensing (QS) of some Staphylococcus aureus isolates (strong biofilm producers). METHODS AND RESULTS: MIC of the EOs, inhibition of biofilm formation as well as disruption of preformed S. aureus biofilms were assessed. The anti-biofilm activity of the EOs was determined using microtiter-plate test (MtP) and scanning electron microscope (SEM)...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137754/proteinaceous-microspheres-as-a-delivery-system-for-carvacrol-and-thymol-in-antibacterial-applications
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Chana G Sokolik, Rina Ben-Shabat-Binyamini, Aharon Gedanken, Jean-Paul Lellouche
There is an urgent need for new materials with antimicrobial activity. Phenolic essential oil (EO) compounds with Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status are attractive candidates, but they need suitable delivery systems to overcome specific drawbacks. Core-shell microspheres (MSs) of Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) or Human Serum Albumin (HSA) encapsulating such active compounds in the oil phase are a delivery system that is novel in combination with phenolic EO compounds. Moreover, the EO compounds can also be assembled in an oil shell around a protein core by choosing an appropriate oil phase...
March 2018: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134578/experimental-and-computational-comparative-study-of-the-supercritical-fluid-technology-sft-and-kneading-method-in-preparing-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-complexes-with-two-essential-oils-linalool-and-carvacrol
#3
Nizar A Al-Shar'i, Rana M Obaidat
Supercritical fluid technology (SFT) offers many advantages as a potential complexation method compared to the conventional kneading technique. Its applicability to processess in which solvents are not required is a significant benefit. The main aim of this study was to evaluate, experimentally and computationally, the applicability of SFT in the preparation of β-cyclodextrin complexes with two selected essential oils, namely, carvacrol and linalool. Preparation of the complexes was performed using kneading and SFT method...
November 13, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129206/differential-cytotoxicity-and-intracellular-calcium-signalling-following-activation-of-the-calcium-permeable-ion-channels-trpv1-and-trpa1
#4
Thomas Stueber, Mirjam J Eberhardt, Yaki Caspi, Shaya Lev, Alexander Binshtok, Andreas Leffler
Several members of the transient receptor channel (TRP) family can mediate a calcium-dependent cytotoxicity. In sensory neurons, vanilloids like capsaicin induce neurotoxicity by activating TRPV1. The closely related ion channel TRPA1 is also activated by irritants, but it is unclear if and how TRPA1 mediates cell death. In the present study we explored cytotoxicity and intracellular calcium signalling resulting from activation of TRPV1 and TRPA1, either heterologously expressed in HEK 293 cells or in native mouse dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons...
December 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125648/pharmacological-effects-of-zataria-multiflora-boiss-l-and-its-constituents-focus-on-their-anti-inflammatory-antioxidant-and-immunomodulatory-effects
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Mohammad Reza Khazdair, Vahideh Ghorani, Azam Alavinezhad, Mohammad Hossein Boskabady
Zataria multiflora Boiss (Z. multiflora) belongs to the Lamiaceae family, is used traditionally for culinary and medicinal purposes. Different pharmacological effects have been described for the plant including; bronchodilation, vasodilation and effect on lung inflammation. The plant is also used as a remedy against cough in the traditional medicine. In this article, "pharmacological effects of Z. multiflora and its constituents focusing on their anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immunomodulatory properties were reviewed" by searching various databases until "June" 2016...
November 10, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125568/chemical-composition-of-herbal-macerates-and-corresponding-commercial-essential-oils-and-their-effect-on-bacteria-escherichia-coli
#6
Marietta Białoń, Teresa Krzyśko-Łupicka, Agnieszka Pik, Piotr P Wieczorek
This study addresses the chemical composition of some commercial essential oils (clove, juniper, oregano, and marjoram oils), as well as appropriate herbal extracts obtained in the process of cold maceration and their biological activity against selected Escherichia coli strains: E. coli ATTC 25922, E. coli ATTC 10536, and E. coli 127 isolated from poultry waste. On the basis of the gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GCMS) analysis, it was found that the commercial essential oils revealed considerable differences in terms of the composition and diversity of terpenes, terpenoids and sesquiterpenes as compared with the extracts obtained from plant material...
November 10, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104267/acaricidal-activity-and-synergistic-effect-of-thyme-oil-constituents-against-carmine-spider-mite-tetranychus-cinnabarinus-boisduval
#7
Lipeng Wu, Xin Huo, Xiaolong Zhou, Duoyong Zhao, Weizhong He, Shenghong Liu, Hejiang Liu, Ting Feng, Cheng Wang
Studies examining the use of essential oils as replacements for synthetic insecticides require an understanding of the contribution of each constituent present, interactions among these components, and how they relate to overall toxicity. In the present study, the chemical composition of commercial thyme oil was identified by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Thyme oil and blends of its major constituents were tested for their acaricidal activitities against carmine spider mites (Tetranychus cinnabarinus (Boisduval)) using a slide-dip bioassay...
November 1, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098578/antifungal-activity-of-essential-oils-on-two-venturia-inaequalis-strains-with-different-sensitivities-to-tebuconazole
#8
Jérôme Muchembled, Caroline Deweer, Karin Sahmer, Patrice Halama
The antifungal activity of seven essential oils (eucalyptus, clove, mint, oregano, savory, tea tree, and thyme) was studied on Venturia inaequalis, the fungus responsible for apple scab. The composition of the essential oils was checked by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Each essential oil had its main compound. Liquid tests were performed to calculate the IC50 of essential oils as well as their majority compounds. The tests were made on two strains with different sensitivities to tebuconazole: S755, the sensitive strain, and rs552, the strain with reduced sensitivity...
November 2, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094727/a-pivotal-role-for-the-activation-of-trpv3-channel-in-itch-sensations-induced-by-the-natural-skin-sensitizer-carvacrol
#9
Ting-Ting Cui, Gong-Xin Wang, Ning-Ning Wei, KeWei Wang
Itching is an intricate, common symptom of dermatologic and systemic diseases, and both TRPV3 and TRPA1 channels have been suggested to function as downstream effector targets. But the relative contributions of TRPV3 and TRPA1 to itch sensation in vivo remain unclear. To dissect the role of TRPA1 or TRPV3 in the cutaneous sensation of itching, we took the advantage of a natural compound carvacrol from oregano, and examined its effect on the induction of scratching behavior in mice. We showed that the intradermal injection of carvacrol (0...
November 2, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075628/selective-essential-oils-from-spice-or-culinary-herbs-have-high-activity-against-stationary-phase-and-biofilm-borrelia-burgdorferi
#10
Jie Feng, Shuo Zhang, Wanliang Shi, Nevena Zubcevik, Judith Miklossy, Ying Zhang
Although the majority of patients with acute Lyme disease can be cured with the standard 2-4 week antibiotic treatment, about 10-20% of patients continue suffering from chronic symptoms described as posttreatment Lyme disease syndrome. While the cause for this is debated, one possibility is that persister bacteria are not killed by the current Lyme antibiotics and remain active in the system. It has been reported that essential oils have antimicrobial activities and some have been used by patients with persisting Lyme disease symptoms...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071762/combination-of-carvacrol-with-simvastatin-improves-the-lipid-lowering-efficacy-and-alleviates-simvastatin-side-effects
#11
Hayat A Abd El Aal, Lamiaa A Ahmed, Wedad A Hassan, Hala M Fawzy, Helmy Moawad
The present investigation was designed to examine the possible additive hypolipidemic effect of carvacrol (CARV) in combination with simvastatin (SIM) on poloxamer 407 (P407)-induced hyperlipidemia. Rats were injected with P407,(500 mg/ kg; i.p.), twice a week, for 30 days. Treatment was carried out by administration of SIM (20 mg/kg/day; p.o.) or CARV (50 mg/kg/day; p.o.) or combination of them. Treatment with CARV significantly decreased total cholesterol, triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein, atherogenic index, leptin, and increased high-density lipoprotein and adiponectin...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069225/monoterpenoids-thymol-carvacrol-and-s-linalool-with-anesthetic-activity-in-silver-catfish-rhamdia-quelen-evaluation-of-acetylcholinesterase-and-gabaergic-activity
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A E Bianchini, Q I Garlet, J A da Cunha, G Bandeira, I C M Brusque, J Salbego, B M Heinzmann, B Baldisserotto
This study evaluated the anesthetic potential of thymol and carvacrol, and their influence on acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity in the muscle and brain of silver catfish (Rhamdia quelen). The AChE activity of S-(+)-linalool was also evaluated. We subsequently assessed the effects of thymol and S-(+)-linalool on the GABAergic system. Fish were exposed to thymol and carvacrol (25, 50, 75, and 100 mg/L) to evaluate time for anesthesia and recovery. Both compounds induced sedation at 25 mg/L and anesthesia with 50-100 mg/L...
October 19, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062856/synthesis-and-chemometrics-of-thymol-and-carvacrol-derivatives-as-larvicides-against-aedes-aegypti
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Viviane Barros Silva, Daniele Lima Travassos, Angelita Nepel, Andersson Barison, Emmanoel Vilaça Costa, Luciana Scotti, Marcus Tulius Scotti, Francisco Jaime Bezerra Mendonça-Junior, Roseli La Corte Dos Santos, Sócrates Cabral de Holanda Cavalcanti
BACKGROUND: Thymol and carvacrol have previously demonstrated larvicidal activity against Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae). In view of this fact, it was of our interest to obtain synthetic derivatives and evaluate their larvicidal activity on Ae. aegypti larvae. METHODS: Structural modifications were performed on thymol and carvacrol in an effort to understand the functional groups necessary for modulating their activities and to lead possibly to more effective larvae control agents...
June 2017: Journal of Arthropod-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051644/chemical-compositions-antioxidant-and-antimicrobial-properties-of-ziziphora-clinopodioides-lam-essential-oils-collected-from-different-parts-of-iran
#14
Yasser Shahbazi
The aims of the present study were to investigate chemical compositions, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of Ziziphora clinopodioides essential oils (ZEOs) collected from four provinces in western Iran (Ilam, Lorestan, Kermanshah and Kurdestan). Carvacrol was the most abundant constituent in the flower, stem and leaf oil samples of Ilam, Lorestan and Kermanshah regions by 73.12-74.29%, 66.47-66.89% and 65.11-65.32%, respectively. The most abundant components in Kurdestan sample were thymol (55.32-55...
October 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044849/carvacrol-and-eugenol-effectively-inhibit-rhizopus-stolonifer-and-control-postharvest-soft-rot-decay-in-peaches
#15
Dandan Zhou, Zhuo Wang, Mengyu Li, Mengke Xing, Tingting Xian, Kang Tu
AIMS: This study aimed to investigate the antifungal mechanism of carvacrol and eugenol to inhibit Rhizopus stolonifer and the control of postharvest soft rot decay in peaches. METHODS AND RESULTS: For antifungal mechanism, effects of carvacrol and eugenol on the mycelium growth, leakages of cytoplasmic contents, mycelium morphology, cell membrane, and membrane composition of R. stolonifer was investigated. Carvacrol and eugenol both exhibited dose-depended antifungal activity against R...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037810/chemical-and-thermal-sensitivity-of-medaka-trpa1-analyzed-in-heterologous-expression-system
#16
Mai Oda, Kan Saito, Shun Hatta, Yoshihiro Kubo, Osamu Saitoh
TRPA1 of insects and several tetrapod vertebrates except for those of rodents have been reported to be activated by noxious chemicals and also by high temperature with a relatively clear threshold. We previously analyzed the characteristics of two TRPA1 paralogs of zebrafish (zTRPA1a, b) and demonstrated that zTRPA1a is specialized for chemical sensing while zTRPA1b responds to thermal stimulations, that zTRPA1b responds to both cold and heat stimuli, and that heat stimulation gradually activates zTRPA1b without a clear threshold...
October 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031968/pyrolysis-gas-chromatography-isotope-ratio-mass-spectrometry-for-monitoring-natural-additives-in-polylactic-acid-active-food-packages
#17
M Llana-Ruíz-Cabello, S Pichardo, N T Jiménez-Morillo, F J González-Vila, E Guillamón, J M Bermúdez, S Aucejo, A M Camean, J A González-Pérez
Compound-specific isotope analysis (CSIA) usually requires preparative steps (pretreatments, extraction, derivatization) to get amenable chromatographic analytes from bulk geological, biological or synthetic materials. Analytical pyrolysis (Py-GC/MS) can help to overcome such sample manipulation. This communication describe the results obtained by hyphenating analytical pyrolysis (Py-GC) with carbon isotope-ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS) for the analysis of a polylactic acid (PLA) a based bio-plastic extruded with variable quantities of a natural plant extract or oregano essential oil...
October 8, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029151/combined-toxicity-of-three-essential-oils-against-aedes-aegypti-diptera-culicidae-larvae
#18
Ephantus J Muturi, Jose L Ramirez, Kenneth M Doll, Michael J Bowman
Essential oils are potential alternatives to synthetic insecticides because they have low mammalian toxicity, degrade rapidly in the environment, and possess complex mixtures of bioactive constituents with multi-modal activity against the target insect populations. Twenty-one essential oils were initially screened for their toxicity against Aedes aegypti (L.) larvae and three out of the seven most toxic essential oils (Manuka, oregano, and clove bud essential oils) were examined for their chemical composition and combined toxicity against Ae...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019276/benzo-a-pyrene-induces-lung-toxicity-and-inflammation-in-mice-prevention-by-carvacrol
#19
P Barnwal, A Vafa, S M Afzal, A Shahid, S K Hasan, Alpashree, S Sultana
Benzo(a)pyrene (B(a)P) is an environmental pollutant which causes various lung toxicities. The present study was designed to evaluate the protective effects of carvacrol, a monoterpenic phenol against B(a)P-induced lung toxicity. In this study, Swiss albino mice were pretreated with carvacrol (25 mg/kg and 50 mg/kg) orally for 7 consecutive days before administering oral B(a)P (125 mg/kg). Preventive efficacy of carvacrol was assessed in terms of membrane oxidation, antioxidant enzyme activities, histopathological changes, and inflammatory (iNOS, NF-κB, and COX-2) markers...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017143/protective-effect-of-carvacrol-on-acetic-acid-induced-colitis
#20
Marilia Trindade de Santana Souza, Daiane Franco Teixeira, Janaíne Prata de Oliveira, Alan Santos Oliveira, Lucindo José Quintans-Júnior, Cristiane Bani Correa, Enilton Aparecido Camargo
The pharmacological therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases continues to be problematic, and requires new alternative options. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that carvacrol (CAR), a phenolic monoterpene with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities, can treat experimental colitis in mice. C57BL/6 mice (n=8/group) were subjected to intrarectal administration of acetic acid (5%) to induce colitis. Mice were pretreated with CAR (25, 50 or 100mg/kg, p.o.) every 12h for three days prior to the induction...
October 7, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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