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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918276/phytoremediation-of-soil-co-contaminated-with-cd-and-bde-209-using-hyperaccumulator-enhanced-by-am-fungi-and-surfactant
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Hui Li, Xing Li, Lei Xiang, Hai Ming Zhao, Yan Wen Li, Quan Ying Cai, Li Zhu, Ce Hui Mo, Ming Hung Wong
Pot experiments were conducted to investigate the uptake and translocation of both Cd and decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-209) in Solanum nigrum, under the treatments of two arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi [AMF, Funneliformis mosseae (FM) and Rhizophagus intraradices (RI)] and surfactant β-cyclodextrin (β-CD). Results showed that S. nigrum treated with either FM or β-CD significantly elevated shoot biomass and Cd concentrations and contents in shoots. The concentrations of BDE-209 in shoots and the dissipation and debromination efficiencies of BDE-209 in soil were significantly enhanced in S...
September 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918124/polyphenols-reported-to-shift-apap-induced-changes-in-mapk-signaling-and-toxicity-outcomes
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REVIEW
Ngoc Uy Nguyen, Brendan David Stamper
Due to its widespread availability, acetaminophen (APAP) is the leading cause for drug-induced liver injury in many countries including United States and United Kingdom. When used as recommended, APAP is relatively safe. However, in overdose cases, increased metabolism of APAP to N-acetyl-para-benzoquinoneimine (NAPQI), a reactive metabolite, leads to glutathione (GSH) depletion, oxidative stress, and cellular injury. Throughout this process, a variety of factors play important roles in propagating toxicity, including c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), a member of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) family...
September 13, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917847/release-of-polyphenols-from-starch-chitosan-based-films-containing-thyme-extract
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Emma Talón, Kata T Trifkovic, María Vargas, Amparo Chiralt, Chelo González-Martínez
The release kinetics of thyme extract polyphenols (TE) from chitosan (CH), pea starch (S) and CH:S blend films in different solvents was evaluated, as well as their antioxidant activity in each release media. Pure starch films showed the fastest delivery rate and the highest delivery ratio of polyphenols, although the corresponding release media exhibited the lowest antioxidant capacity. TE provided CH based films with remarkable antioxidant activity, despite the lower polyphenol release obtained in all solvents, due to the strong polyphenols-chitosan interactions...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917191/enhanced-arabidopsis-disease-resistance-against-botrytis-cinerea-induced-by-sulfur-dioxide
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Meizhao Xue, Huilan Yi
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is a common air pollutant that has complex impacts on plants. The effect of prior exposure to 30mgm(-3) SO2 on defence against Botrytis cinerea (B. cinerea) in Arabidopsis thaliana and the possible mechanisms of action were investigated. The results indicated that pre-exposure to 30mgm(-3) SO2 resulted in significantly enhanced resistance to B. cinerea infection. SO2 pre-treatment significantly enhanced the activities of defence-related enzymes including phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL), polyphenol oxidase (PPO), β-1,3-glucanase (BGL) and chitinase (CHI)...
September 13, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915830/biological-effects-of-combined-resveratrol-and-vitamin-d3-on-ovarian-tissue
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Francesca Uberti, Vera Morsanuto, Silvio Aprile, Sabrina Ghirlanda, Ian Stoppa, Andrea Cochis, Giorgio Grosa, Lia Rimondini, Claudio Molinari
BACKGROUND: Resveratrol (3,5,4'-trihydroxy-trans-stilbene) is a natural antioxidant polyphenol able to exert a wide range of biological effect on several tissues. Despite its important beneficial properties, it has a low water solubility, which limits its therapeutic applications in humans. Resveratrol also acts as a phytoestrogen that modulates estrogen receptor (ER)-mediated transcription. In addition, it has been shown that ovarian tissues benefit greatly from vitamin D3, which exerts its beneficial effects through VDR receptors...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915465/traditional-chinese-medicinal-herbs-as-potential-ache-inhibitors-for-anti-alzheimer-s-disease-a-review
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REVIEW
Yingying Jiang, Hongwei Gao, Gulmira Turdu
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting 25 million people worldwide, and cholinergic hypothesis is considered as an important hypotheses in the processes of improving cognitive function and recognition skills in recent years. For the long-term treatment of AD, traditional Chinese medicine are particularly suitable for drug discovery. In this review, we sum up six traditional Chinese medicinal herbs concerned with development of AChEIs, including Herba Epimedii, Coptis Chinensis Franch, Rhizoma Curcumae Longae, Green tea, Ganoderma, Panax Ginseng...
September 6, 2017: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915128/polyphenols-dietary-assessment-and-role-in-the-prevention-of-cancers
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Joseph A Rothwell, Viktoria Knaze, Raul Zamora-Ros
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Polyphenols are a large and diverse family of phytochemicals widely consumed by humans. Here we summarize the latest epidemiological evidence for associations between cancer risk and polyphenol intake, taking into account difficulties in the accurate estimation of exposure. RECENT FINDINGS: Flavonoids are the most studied subgroup of polyphenols with regard to cancer risk. In recent epidemiological studies, total flavonoid intake has rarely been associated with a reduction in cancer risk...
September 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914764/antioxidant-activity-of-spices-and-their-impact-on-human-health-a-review
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REVIEW
Alexander Yashin, Yakov Yashin, Xiaoyan Xia, Boris Nemzer
Antioxidants are substances that prevent oxidation of other compounds or neutralize free radicals. Spices and herbs are rich sources of antioxidants. They have been used in food and beverages to enhance flavor, aroma and color. Due to their excellent antioxidant activity, spices and herbs have also been used to treat some diseases. In this review article, the chemical composition and antioxidant activity of spices and culinary herbs are presented. The content of flavonoids and total polyphenols in different spices and herbs are summarized...
September 15, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914528/inhibition-of-human-and-rat-sucrase-and-maltase-activities-to-assess-anti-glycemic-potential-optimisation-of-the-assay-using-acarbose-and-polyphenols
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Alison Pyner, Hilda Nyambe-Silavwe, Gary Williamson
We have optimised the assays used to measure inhibition of rat and human α-glucosidases (sucrase and maltase activities), intestinal enzymes which catalyse the final steps of carbohydrate digestion. Cell-free extracts from fully differentiated intestinal Caco-2/TC7 monolayers were shown to be a suitable source of sucrase-isomaltase, with the same sequence as human small intestine, and were compared to a rat intestinal extract. The kinetic conditions of the assay were optimised, including comparison of enzymatic and chromatographic methods to detect the monosaccharide products...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912875/inhibitory-effect-of-burdock-leaves-on-elastase-and-tyrosinase-activity
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Chi-Ting Horng, Hsing-Chen Wu, Ni-Na Chiang, Chiu-Fang Lee, Yu-Syuan Huang, Hui-Yun Wang, Jai-Sing Yang, Fu-An Chen
Burdock (Arctium lappa L.) leaves generate a considerable amount of waste following burdock root harvest in Taiwan. To increase the use of burdock leaves, the present study investigated the optimal methods for producing burdock leaf extract (BLE) with high antioxidant polyphenolic content, including drying methods and solvent extraction concentration. In addition, the elastase and tyrosinase inhibitory activity of BLE was examined. Burdock leaves were dried by four methods: Shadow drying, oven drying, sun drying and freeze-drying...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911741/growth-hydrolases-and-ultrastructure-of-fusarium-oxysporum-as-affected-by-phenolic-rich-extracts-from-several-xerophytic-plants
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Mahmoud S M Mohamed, Ahmed M Saleh, Ibrahim B Abdel-Farid, Sabry A El-Naggar
Fusarium oxysporum, the causal agent of rot and wilt diseases, is one of the most detrimental phytopathogens for the productivity of many economic crops. The present study was conducted to evaluate the potentiality of some xerophytic plants as eco-friendly approach for management of F. oxysporum. Phenolic rich extracts from five plants namely: Horwoodia dicksoniae, Citrullus colocynthis, Gypsophila capillaris, Pulicaria incisa and Rhanterium epapposum were examined in vitro. The different extracts showed high variability in their phenolic and flavonoid contents as well as total antioxidant capacity...
September 2017: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911682/relation-between-salt-tolerance-and-biochemical-changes-in-cumin-cuminum-cyminum%C3%A2-l-seeds
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Iness Bettaieb Rebey, Soumaya Bourgou, Fatma Zohra Rahali, Kamel Msaada, Riadh Ksouri, Brahim Marzouk
In this study, the effects of salinity on growth, fatty acid, essential oil, and phenolic composition of cumin (Cuminum cyminum L.) seeds as well as the antioxidant activities of their extracts were investigated. Plants were treated with different concentrations of NaCl treatment: 0, 50, 75, and 125 mmoL. Plant growth was significantly reduced with the severity of saline treatment. This also caused important reductions in the seed yield and yield components. Besides, NaCl treatments affected fatty acid composition...
April 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911677/antioxidant-and-antimicrobial-phenolic-compounds-from-extracts-of-cultivated-and-wild-grown-tunisian-ruta-chalepensis
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Ines Ouerghemmi, Iness Bettaieb Rebey, Fatma Zohra Rahali, Soumaya Bourgou, Luisa Pistelli, Riadh Ksouri, Brahim Marzouk, Moufida Saidani Tounsi
The antioxidant and antibacterial activities of phenolic compounds from cultivated and wild Tunisian Ruta chalepensis L. leaves, stems, and flowers were assessed. The leaves and the flowers exhibited high but similar total polyphenol, flavonoid, and tannin content. Moreover, two organs showed strong, although not significantly different, total antioxidant activity, 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl scavenging ability, and reducing power. Investigation of the phenolic composition showed that vanillic acid and coumarin were the major compounds in the two organs, with higher percentages in the cultivated organs than in the spontaneous organs...
April 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911645/antibiofilm-activity-of-cashew-juice-pulp-against-staphylococcus-aureus-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-diode-array-detection-and-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-analyses-and-interference-on-antimicrobial-drugs
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Marcus V Dias-Souza, Renan M Dos Santos, Ezequias P de Siqueira, Pedro H Ferreira-Marçal
The epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus infections has evolved in recent years, as this species is a major Gram-positive pathogen associated with healthcare services. The antimicrobial resistance of this species raises an urgent need for new treatment strategies. Fruits play important nutritional and economic roles in society, but their biological and pharmacological features are poorly explored when compared to nonedible parts of plants such as barks and leaves. In this study, we show that the cashew apple juice [cashew juice pulp (CJP)] extract is active against the planktonic cells of S...
July 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911634/extraction-and-quantification-of-polyphenols-from-kinnow-citrus-reticulate-l-peel-using-ultrasound-and-maceration-techniques
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Muhammad N Safdar, Tusneem Kausar, Saqib Jabbar, Amer Mumtaz, Karam Ahad, Ambreen A Saddozai
An investigation was carried out to extract polyphenols from the peel of kinnow (Citrus reticulate L.) by maceration and ultrasound-assisted extraction (UAE) techniques. The antioxidant potential of these polyphenols was evaluated using ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP), 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), and superoxide radical scavenging assays; and their antimicrobial activity was assessed against bacterial strains Staphyloccoccus aureus, Bacillus cereus, and Salmonella typhimurium. The highest extraction yield was obtained through the solvent ethanol at 80% concentration level, whereas UAE was a more efficient technique and yielded comparatively higher polyphenol contents than maceration...
July 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911547/multifunctions-of-dietary-polyphenols-in-the-regulation-of-intestinal-inflammation
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REVIEW
Makoto Shimizu
Food for specified health use is a type of functional food approved by the Japanese government, with more than 1250 products in 10 health-claim categories being approved as of April 2016. Polyphenols are currently used as functional ingredients in seven of the 10 categories. Although they have not yet been used for the food-for-specified-health-use category of "gut health promotion," polyphenols are expected to contribute to the future development of gut-modulating food. Intestinal functions include digestion/absorption, acting as a barrier, recognition of external factors, and signal transduction...
January 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911546/polyphenols-with-antiglycation-activity-and-mechanisms-of-action-a-review-of-recent-findings
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REVIEW
Wan-Ju Yeh, Shih-Min Hsia, Wei-Hwa Lee, Chi-Hao Wu
Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are substances composed of amino groups of proteins and reducing sugars. The initial and propagation phases of the glycation process are accompanied by the production of a large amount of free radicals, carbonyl species, and reactive dicarbonyl species, of which, methylglyoxal (MG) is the most reactive and can cause dicarbonyl stress, influencing normal physiological functions. In the advanced phase, the production of AGEs and the interaction between AGEs and their receptor, RAGE, are also considered to be among the causes of chronic diseases, oxidative stress, and inflammatory reaction...
January 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911541/food-macromolecule-based-nanodelivery-systems-for-enhancing-the-bioavailability-of-polyphenols
#18
REVIEW
Bing Hu, Xixia Liu, Chunlan Zhang, Xiaoxiong Zeng
Diet polyphenols-primarily categorized into flavonoids (e.g., flavonols, flavones, flavan-3-ols, anthocyanidins, flavanones, and isoflavones) and nonflavonoids (with major subclasses of stilbenes and phenolic acids)-are reported to have health-promoting effects, such as antioxidant, antiinflammatory, anticarcinoma, antimicrobial, antiviral, and cardioprotective properties. However, their applications in functional foods or medicine are limited because of their inefficient systemic delivery and poor oral bioavailability...
January 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911531/biological-actions-and-molecular-effects-of-resveratrol-pterostilbene-and-3-hydroxypterostilbene
#19
REVIEW
Hui-Yun Tsai, Chi-Tang Ho, Yu-Kuo Chen
Stilbenes are a class of polyphenolic compounds, naturally found in a wide variety of dietary sources such as grapes, berries, peanuts, red wine, and some medicinal plants. There are several well-known stilbenes including trans-resveratrol, pterostilbene, and 3'-hydroxypterostilbene. The core chemical structure of stilbene compounds is 1,2-diphenylethylene. Recently, stilbenes have attracted extensive attention and interest due to their wide range of health-beneficial effects such as anti-inflammation, -carcinogenic, -diabetes, and -dyslipidemia activities...
January 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906474/non-clinical-studies-for-evaluation-of-8-c-rhamnosyl-apigenin-purified-from-peperomia-obtusifolia-against-acute-edema
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Cinthia I Tamayose, Paulete Romoff, Daniela O Toyama, Henrique H Gaeta, Caroline R C Costa, Mariana N Belchor, Bruna D Ortolan, Leosvaldo S M Velozo, Maria A C Kaplan, Marcelo J P Ferreira, Marcos H Toyama
Compound 8-C-rhamnosyl apigenin (8CR) induced a moderate reduction in the enzymatic activity of secretory phospholipase A2 (sPLA2) from Crotalus durissus terrificus and cytosolic phospholipase A2 (cPLA2), but the compound also significantly inhibited the enzymatic activity of the enzyme cyclooxygenase. In vitro assays showed that the compound induced a slight change in the secondary structure of sPLA2 from Crotalus durissus terrificus snake venom. In vivo assays were divided into two steps. In the first step, the 8CR compound was administered by intraperitoneal injections 30 min prior to administration of sPLA2...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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