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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821162/oral-administration-of-thymoquinone-mitigates-the-effect-of-cisplatin-on-brush-border-membrane-enzymes-energy-metabolism-and-antioxidant-system-in-rat-intestine
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Faaiza Shahid, Zeba Farooqui, Subuhi Abidi, Iqbal Parwez, Farah Khan
Cisplatin (CP) is a widely used chemotherapeutic agent that elicits severe gastrointestinal toxicity. Nigella sativa, a member of family Ranunculaceae, is one of the most revered medicinal plant known for its numerous health benefits. Thymoquinone (TQ), a major bioactive component derived from the volatile oil of Nigella sativa seeds, has been shown to improve gastrointestinal functions in animal models of acute gastric/intestinal injury. In view of this, the aim of the present study was to investigate the protective effect of TQ on CP induced toxicity in rat intestine and to elucidate the mechanism underlying these effects...
August 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814830/comparative-analysis-of-essential-oil-composition-of-iranian-and-indian-nigella-sativa-l-extracted-using-supercritical-fluid-extraction-and-solvent-extraction
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Kourosh Hasanzadeh Ghahramanloo, Behnam Kamalidehghan, Hamid Akbari Javar, Riyanto Teguh Widodo, Keivan Majidzadeh, Mohamed Ibrahim Noordin
The objective of this study was to compare the oil extraction yield and essential oil composition of Indian and Iranian Nigella sativa L. extracted by using Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SFE) and solvent extraction methods. In this study, a gas chromatography equipped with a mass spectrophotometer detector was employed for qualitative analysis of the essential oil composition of Indian and Iranian N. sativa L. The results indicated that the main fatty acid composition identified in the essential oils extracted by using SFE and solvent extraction were linoleic acid (22...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810534/thymoquinone-prevents-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-mitochondria-induced-apoptosis-in-a-rat-model-of-partial-hepatic-warm-ischemia-reperfusion
#3
Ahlem Bouhlel, Ben Mosbah, Hadj Abdallah, Catherine Ribault, Roselyne Viel, Saber Mannaï, Anne Corlu, Ben Abdennebi
This study was undertaken to evaluate the protective effect of thymoquinone (TQ), the bioactive compound of Nigella sativa seeds, against warm ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury in liver. Rats were given an oral administration of a vehicle solution (sham group) or TQ at the appropriate dose (10, 20, 30 and 40mg/kg) for ten days consecutively. Following, they were subjected to 60min of partial hepatic ischemia followed by 24h of reperfusion. .Transaminase activities, histopathological changes, TNFα and antioxidant parameters were evaluated...
August 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791082/protective-effect-of-nigella-sativa-oil-on-acoustic-trauma-induced-hearing-loss-in-rats
#4
Belde Culhaoglu, Selim S Erbek, Seyra Erbek, Evren Hizal
Acoustic trauma is a common reason for hearing loss. Different agents are used to prevent the harmful effect of acoustic trauma on hearing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential preventive effect of Nigella sativa (black cumin) oil in acoustic trauma. Our experimental study was conducted with 20 Sprague Downey female rats (mean age, 12 months; mean weight 250 g). All of the procedures were held under general anesthesia. Following otoscopic examinations, baseline-hearing thresholds were obtained using auditory brainstem responses (ABR)...
July 18, 2017: Audiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752025/biased-activity-of-soluble-guanylyl-cyclase-the-janus-face-of-thymoquinone
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REVIEW
Charlotte Detremmerie, Paul M Vanhoutte, Susan Leung
The natural compound thymoquinone, extracted from Nigella sativa (black cumin), is widely used in humans for its anti-oxidative properties. Thymoquinone is known for its acute endothelium-independent vasodilator effects in isolated rat aortae and pulmonary arteries, depending in part on activation of adenosine triphosphate-sensitive potassium channels and inhibition of voltage-dependent calcium channels. The compound also improves endothelial dysfunction in mesenteric arteries of ageing rodents and in aortae of rabbits treated with pyrogallol, by inhibiting oxidative stress...
July 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734741/beneficial-effects-of-tqrf-and-tq-nano-and-conventional-emulsions-on-memory-deficit-lipid-peroxidation-total-antioxidant-status-antioxidants-genes-expression-and-soluble-a%C3%AE-levels-in-high-fat-cholesterol-diet-induced-rats
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Norsharina Ismail, Maznah Ismail, Nur Hanisah Azmi, Muhammad Firdaus Abu Bakar, Zhang Yida, Johnson Stanslas, Dahiru Sani, Hamidon Basri, Maizaton Atmadini Abdullah
The study determined the effect of thymoquinone rich fraction (TQRF) and thymoquinone (TQ) in the forms of nano- and conventional emulsions on learning and memory, lipid peroxidation, total antioxidant status, antioxidants genes expression and soluble β-amyloid (Aβ) levels in rats fed with a high fat-cholesterol diet (HFCD). The TQRF was extracted from Nigella sativa seeds using a supercritical fluid extraction system and prepared into nanoemulsion, which later named as TQRF nanoemulsion (TQRFNE). Meanwhile, TQ was acquired commercially and prepared into thymoquinone nanoemulsion (TQNE)...
July 20, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714737/breastfeeding-a-review-of-its-physiology-and-galactogogue-plants-in-view-of-traditional-persian-medicine
#7
Roghayeh Javan, Behjat Javadi, Zohre Feyzabadi
INTRODUCTION: The beneficial effects of breastfeeding for the infant and mother are well recognized. Many natural products are reputed to be galactogogue agents in major Traditional Persian Medicine (TPM) textbooks. The aim of this study is to review those medicinal plants that are reported to be effective in increasing breast milk in TPM and to compare the data from TPM texts with the findings of modern pharmacological and clinical research. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data on the medicinal plants used to increase breast milk were obtained from major TPM textbooks...
July 17, 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704406/ftir-spectroscopy-of-whole-cells-for-the-monitoring-of-yeast-apoptosis-mediated-by-p53-over-expression-and-its-suppression-by-nigella-sativa-extracts
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Wafa Mihoubi, Emna Sahli, Ali Gargouri, Caroline Amiel
p53 over expression in yeast results in cell death with typical markers of apoptosis such as DNA fragmentation and phosphatidylserine externalization. We aimed to substitute/supplement classical fluorescent techniques (TUNEL, Annexin V, ROS detection) usually used to detect biochemical changes occurring during yeast apoptosis mediated by p53 over expression and the effect of anti-apoptotic purified molecules from Nigel (Nigella sativa) extracts on these same yeasts by the label free technique of FTIR spectroscopy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701649/deodorizing-substance-in-black-cumin-nigella-sativa-l-seed-oil
#9
Toru Nakasugi, Takushi Murakawa, Koji Shibuya, Masanori Morimoto
A deodorizing substance in black cumin (Nigella sativa L.), a spice for curry and vegetable foods in Southwest Asia, was examined. The essential oil prepared from the seeds of this plant exhibited strong deodorizing activity against methyl mercaptan, which is a main factor in oral malodor. After purification with silica gel column chromatography, the active substance in black cumin seed oil was identified as thymoquinone. This monoterpenic quinone functions as the main deodorizing substance in this oil against methyl mercaptan...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694778/north-african-medicinal-plants-traditionally-used-in-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Jorge M Alves-Silva, Abderrahmane Romane, Thomas Efferth, Lígia Salgueiro
Background: Cancer is a major cause of mortality worldwide with increasing numbers by the years. In North Africa, the number of cancer patients is alarming. Also shocking is that a huge number of cancer patients only have access to traditional medicines due to several factors, e.g., economic difficulties. In fact, medicinal plants are widely used for the treatment of several pathologies, including cancer. Truthfully, herbalists and botanists in North African countries prescribe several plants for cancer treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693287/effect-of-thymoquinone-on-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells-in-vitro-synergism-with-radiation
#11
Ulana Kotowski, Gregor Heiduschka, Lorenz Kadletz, Tammer Fahim, Rudolf Seemann, Rainer Schmid, Sven Schneider, Andreas Mitterbauer, Dietmar Thurnher
Thymoquinone (TQ) is the main bioactive constituent present in black seed oil (Nigella sativa); it has shown anti-inflammatory and anti-neoplastic effects in various cancer cell types. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of TQ on head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) cell lines, on its own and in combination with radiation and cisplatin, respectively. The SCC25 and CAL27 HNSCC cell lines were treated with TQ alone and in combination with cisplatin or radiation, respectively. Proliferation assays and clonogenic assays were performed...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671634/regressions-of-breast-carcinoma-syngraft-following-treatment-with-piperine-in-combination-with-thymoquinone
#12
Wamidh H Talib
Thymoquinone (TQ) and piperine, the active ingredients in cumin (Nigella sativa) and black pepper (Piper longum), respectively, exhibit various bioactivities including anticancer effects. The aim of the present study is to investigate the antineoplastic activity of a combination of TQ and piperine against breast cancer implanted in mice. The antiproliferative effects of TQ, piperine, and a combination of both agents were tested against mouse epithelial breast cancer cell line (EMT6/P) using MTT assay. The isobolographic method was used to calculate the combination index (CI)...
July 3, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669218/protective-effect-of-nigella-sativa-oil-against-acetamiprid-induced-reproductive-toxicity-in-male-rats
#13
Rachid Mosbah, Zouhir Djerrou, Alberto Mantovani
The present study was designed to investigate the adverse reproductive effects of acetamiprid, besides the possible protective role of Nigella sativa oil (NSO), as a potential antioxidant agent. Thirty-two male Wistar rats were allocated into four equal groups of eight, control (CRL), acetamiprid (ACMP, 27 mg/kg), Nigella sativa oil (NSO, 0.5 ml/kg) and in combination (ACMP + NSO). The experimental animals were dosed by gavage (5 days per week) for 45 consecutive days. Body weight gain, reproductive organs weights, sperm characteristics, testosterone, and thiobarbutiric acid-reactive substances (TBARS) levels were investigated...
July 3, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659794/thymoquinone-as-a-potential-adjuvant-therapy-for-cancer-treatment-evidence-from-preclinical-studies
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REVIEW
A G M Mostofa, Md Kamal Hossain, Debasish Basak, Muhammad Shahdaat Bin Sayeed
Thymoquinone (TQ), the main bioactive component of Nigella sativa, has been found to exhibit anticancer effects in numerous preclinical studies. Due to its multitargeting nature, TQ interferes in a wide range of tumorigenic processes and counteracts carcinogenesis, malignant growth, invasion, migration, and angiogenesis. Moreover, TQ can specifically sensitize tumor cells toward conventional cancer treatments (e.g., radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy) and simultaneously minimize therapy-associated toxic effects in normal cells...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649080/effects-of-oral-administration-of-black-seed-nigella-sativa-oil-on-histomorphometric-dynamics-of-testes-and-testosterone-profile-in-rabbits
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Zaima Umar, Anas Sarwar Qureshi, Sarmad Rehan, Misbah Ijaz, Tanzeela Faisal, Saqib Umar
The present study was conducted to evaluate the influence of oral administration of black seed (Nigella sativa) oil on histomorphometrical characteristics of testes and testosterone profile in adult rabbits. Twenty adult male rabbits aged seven months were divided into two groups: control and treated. Black seed oil was administrated orally for 60 days at 5ml/kg body weight/day on daily basis in addition to the food and water ad lib to the treated group. Biometric parameters of the testes were recorded immediately after their removal...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629150/role-of-nigella-sativa-and-its-constituent-thymoquinone-on-chemotherapy-induced-nephrotoxicity-evidences-from-experimental-animal-studies
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REVIEW
Marco Cascella, Giuseppe Palma, Antonio Barbieri, Sabrina Bimonte, Nagoth Joseph Amruthraj, Maria Rosaria Muzio, Vitale Del Vecchio, Domenica Rea, Michela Falco, Antonio Luciano, Claudio Arra, Arturo Cuomo
BACKGROUND: Most chemotherapeutic drugs are known to cause nephrotoxicity. Therefore, new strategies have been considered to prevent chemotherapy-induced nephrotoxicity. It is of note that Nigella sativa (NS), or its isolated compound Thymoquinone (TQ), has a potential role in combating chemotherapy-induced nephrotoxicity. AIM: To analyze and report the outcome of experimental animal studies on the protective effects of NS/TQ on chemotherapy-associated kidney complications...
June 17, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627238/immune-responses-to-killed-reassorted-influenza-virus-supplemented-with-natural-adjuvants
#17
Mona Abdel Fattah Razin, Ahmed Osman, Mohamed Ahmed Ali, Mahmoud Mohamed Bahgat, Amany Sayed Maghraby
In this study, we investigated the immunomodulatory effects of a supplemented killed influenza virus (V) by Echinacea purpurea (E) and Nigella sativa (N) extracts and effect of changing the route of immunization from intramuscular (IM) to intraperitoneal (IP). At the 2(nd)-, 3(rd)- and 4(th)-week post-IM immunizations (WPIMI), the supplemented V with N (VN) induced the most significant IgM response unlike N alone. At the 2(nd) WPIMI, V or VN induced the highest significant IgG levels. At the 2(nd)-week post-IP immunization (WPIPI), E and VN induced the most significant IgG levels...
June 19, 2017: Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626752/protective-effect-of-a-polyherbal-aqueous-extract-comprised-of-nigella-sativa-seeds-hemidesmus-indicus-roots-and-smilax-glabra-rhizome-on-bleomycin-induced-cytogenetic-damage-in-human-lymphocytes
#18
Bandula Prasanna Galhena, S S R Samarakoon, Myrtle Ira Thabrew, Solomon F D Paul, Venkatachalam Perumal, Chinnadurai Mani
This study was carried out to determine the chemoprotective potential of a polyherbal aqueous decoction comprised of Nigella sativa (seeds), Hemidesmus indicus (roots), and Smilax glabra (rhizome) against bleomycin induced cytogenetic damage in human lymphocytes. Isolated peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs) were exposed to bleomycin at a dose of 40 µg/mL for 2 hrs in the presence or absence of different doses of the decoction (100, 300, and 600 µg/mL). Modulatory effect of the decoction on bleomycin induced cytogenetic damage was evaluated by (a) degree of chromosomal aberrations (CA), (b) formation of micronuclei (MN), and (c) induction of γH2AX foci in lymphocytes exposed to bleomycin...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625957/studies-on-antihyperlipidemic-and-endothelium-modulatory-activities-of-polyherbal-formulation-pol4-and-its-ingredients-in-high-fat-diet-fed-rats
#19
Abdul Malik, Malik Hassan Mehmood, Muhammad Shoaib Akhtar, Ghulam Haider, Anwarul Hassan Gilani
A compound herbal formulation (POL4) is used traditionally in interior parts (Distt. Badin) of Sindh, Pakistan, for the treatment of metabolic disorders like diabetes and hyperlipidemia. This study is aimed to determine the effectiveness of POL4 and its ingredients in hyperlipidemia and associated endothelial dysfunction and hypertension. POL4 is composed of equal proportion of Nigella sativa, Cichorium intybus, Trigonella foenum graecum and Gymnema sylvestre mixed in powdered form. Chronic (6 to 7 weeks) administration of POL4 and its ingredients mixed in diet caused a notable attenuation in total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides, atherogenic index, C-reactive protein and glucose, while it has increased high density lipoprotein levels...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619287/the-impact-of-black-seed-oil-on-tramadol-induced-hepatotoxicity-immunohistochemical-and-ultrastructural-study
#20
Nesreen Moustafa Omar, Mohammed Amin Mohammed
The natural herb, black seed (Nigella Sativa; NS) is one of the most important elements of folk medicine. The aim was to evaluate the impact of Nigella Sativa Oil (NSO) on the changes induced by tramadol in rat liver. Twenty four albino rats were used. CONTROL GROUP: given intraperitoneal and oral saline for 30days. TR-group: given intraperitoneal tramadol (20, 40, 80mg/kg/day) in the first, middle and last 10days of the experiment, respectively. TR+NS group: administered intraperitoneal tramadol in similar doses to TR-group plus oral NSO (4ml/kg/day) for 30days...
June 12, 2017: Acta Histochemica
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