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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447763/berberine-protects-against-diet-induced-obesity-through-regulating-metabolic-endotoxemia-and-gut-hormone-levels
#1
Jian Hui Xu, Xing Zhen Liu, Wei Pan, Da Jin Zou
Systemic inflammation, which can be induced by metabolic endotoxemia, and corresponding high‑fat diet‑mediated metabolic disorders are associated with gut microbiota. In the present study reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction, immunofluorescence, pyrosequencing, ELISA and Oil Red O staining were performed to assess whether berberine can protect against diet-induced obesity, through modulating the gut microbiota and consequently improving metabolic endotoxemia and gastrointestinal hormone levels...
March 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445993/berberine-nanoparticles-protects-tubular-epithelial-cells-from-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#2
Da Xie, Yong Xu, Wang Jing, Zeng Juxiang, Li Hailun, Hu Yu, Dong-Hui Zheng, Yong-Tao Lin
Renal ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury is one of the most common causes of acute renal failure, the prognosis of which remains poor and there still lacks of effective therapeutics available in the clinic. This study aimed at investigating the effects of Berberine nanoparticles (BBR-NP) on the ischemia-reperfusion injury of renal tubular epithelial cells and underlying the mechanisms. Our results showed that in a rat model of renal I/R injury, BBR and BBR-NP protected renal against injury both functionally (as assessed by serum urea nitrogen and creatinine level) and morphologically (as assessed by HE staining, transmission electron microscopy and TUNEL staining) in a dose-dependent manner, with the effects of BBR-NP superior to BBR alone...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441540/supramolecular-interaction-of-methotrexate-with-cucurbit-7-uril-and-analytical-application
#3
Yin-Xia Chang, Xiang-Mei Zhang, Xue-Chao Duan, Fan Liu, Li-Ming Du
The supramolecular interaction between cucurbit[7]uril (CB[7]) as the host and the anti-cancer drug methotrexate (MTX) as the guest was studied using fluorescence spectroscopy, UV-visible absorption spectroscopy, (1)H NMR, 2D NOESY, and theoretical calculations. The experimental results confirmed the formation of 1:2 inclusion complex with CB[7] and indicated a simple and sensitive competitive method for the fluorescence detection of MTX. It was found that the fluorescence intensities of CB[7]-palmatine, CB[7]-berberine and CB[7]-coptisine were quenched linearly upon the addition of MTX...
April 20, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436095/berberine-alleviates-oxidative-stress-in-islets-of-diabetic-mice-by-inhibiting-mir-106b-expression-and-up-regulating-sirt1
#4
Dong-Liang Chen, Ke-Ya Yang
BACKGROUND: Mounting studies have indicated the role of berberine, SIRT1 and oxidative stress in diabetes, respectively. However, few studies have demonstrated their correlation and regulation function in diabetes. Therefore, the protective effect of berberine in diabetic and the underlying core mechanism were investigated in the current study. METHODS: Diabetic mice model in vivo were established. Mouse pancreatic beta-cell line NIT-1 cells were treated with 30 mM high glucose to induce diabetic condition in vitro...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426995/antibacterial-activity-of-n-methylbenzofuro-3-2-b-quinoline-and-n-methylbenzoindolo-3-2-b-quinoline-derivatives-and-study-of-their-mode-of-action
#5
Ning Sun, Ruo-Lan Du, Yuan-Yuan Zheng, Bao-Hua Huang, Qi Guo, Rui-Fang Zhang, Kwok-Yin Wong, Yu-Jing Lu
The emergence of multidrug-resistant bacteria causes an urgent need for new generation of antibiotics, which may have a different mechanism of inhibition or killing action from the existing. Targeting at the inhibition of bacterial cell division via the control of FtsZ function is one of the effective and promising approaches. Some natural extracts from plants such as sanguinarine and berberine (analogs of pyridinium compounds) are known to alter FtsZ function. In this study, a series of novel quaternary pyridinium compounds was constructed based on the N-methylbenzofuro[3,2-b]quinoline and N-methylbenzoindolo[3,2-b]-quinoline derivatives and their antibacterial activity against nine significant pathogens was investigated using broth microdilution method...
April 15, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425165/melanogenesis-inhibitory-and-cytotoxic-activities-of-limonoids-alkaloids-and-phenolic-compounds-from-phellodendron-amurense-bark
#6
Toshihiro Akihisa, Satoru Yokokawa, Eri Ogihara, Masahiro Matsumoto, Jie Zhang, Takashi Kikuchi, Kazuo Koike, Masahiko Abe
Four limonoids, 1-4, five alkaloids, 5-9, and four phenolic compounds, 10-13, were isolated from a MeOH extract of the bark of Phellodendron amurense (Rutaceae). Among these, compound 13 was a new, and its structure was established as rel-(1R,2R,3R)-5-hydroxy-3-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-6-methoxy-1-(methoxycarbonylmethyl)indane-2-carboxylic acid methyl ester (γ-di(methyl ferulate)) based on the spectrometric analysis. Upon evaluation of compounds 1-13 against the melanogenesis in the B16 melanoma cells induced with α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH), four compounds, limonin (1), noroxyhydrastinine (6), haplopine (7), and 4-methoxy-N-methyl-2-quiolone (8), exhibited potent melanogenesis-inhibitory activities with almost no toxicity to the cells...
April 20, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411686/mechanism-underlying-berberine-s-effects-on-hsp70-tnf%C3%AE-under-heat-stress-correlation-with-the-tata-boxes
#7
Jing-Fei Jiang, Fan Lei, Zhi-Yi Yuan, Yu-Gang Wang, Xin-Pei Wang, Xiao-Jin Yan, Xuan Yu, Dong-Ming Xing, Li-Jun DU
Heat stress can stimulate an increase in body temperature, which is correlated with increased expression of heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) and tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα). The exact mechanism underlying the HSP70 and TNFα induction is unclear. Berberine (BBR) can significantly inhibit the temperature rise caused by heat stress, but the mechanism responsible for the BBR effect on HSP70 and TNFα signaling has not been investigated. The aim of the present study was to explore the relationship between the expression of HSP70 and TNFα and the effects of BBR under heat conditions, using in vivo and in vitro models...
March 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408805/effect-of-berberine-on-the-renal-tubular-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-by-inhibition-of-the-notch-snail-pathway-in-diabetic-nephropathy-model-kkay-mice
#8
Guannan Yang, Zongjiang Zhao, Xinxue Zhang, Amin Wu, Yawei Huang, Yonghui Miao, Meijuan Yang
Renal tubular epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and renal tubular interstitial fibrosis are the main pathological changes of diabetic nephropathy (DN), which is a common cause of end-stage renal disease. Previous studies have suggested that berberine (BBR) has antifibrotic effects in the kidney and can reduce apoptosis and inhibit the EMT of podocytes in DN. However, the effect of BBR on the renal tubular EMT in DN and its mechanisms of action are unknown. This study was performed to explore the effects of BBR on the renal tubular EMT and the molecular mechanisms of BBR in DN model KKAy mice and on the high glucose (HG)-induced EMT in mouse renal tubular epithelial cells...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408313/preventing-cardiovascular-heart-disease-promising-nutraceutical-and-non-nutraceutical-treatments-for-cholesterol-management
#9
REVIEW
T P Johnston, T A Korolenko, M Pirro, A Sahebkar
Hypercholesterolemia is one of the major risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease. Atherosclerosis resulting from hypercholesterolemia causes many serious cardiovascular diseases. Statins are generally accepted as a treatment of choice for lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which reduces coronary heart disease morbidity and mortality. Since statin use can be associated with muscle problems and other adverse symptoms, non-adherence and discontinuation of statin therapy often leads to inadequate control of plasma cholesterol levels and increased cardiovascular risk...
April 10, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403947/berberine-induced-bioactive-metabolites-of-the-gut-microbiota-improve-energy-metabolism
#10
Yan Wang, Jia-Wen Shou, Xiao-Yang Li, Zhen-Xiong Zhao, Jie Fu, Chi-Yu He, Ru Feng, Chao Ma, Bao-Ying Wen, Fang Guo, Xin-Yi Yang, Yan-Xing Han, Lu-Lu Wang, Qian Tong, Xue-Fu You, Yuan Lin, Wei-Jia Kong, Shu-Yi Si, Jian-Dong Jiang
OBJECTIVE: Berberine (BBR) clinically lowers blood lipid and glucose levels via multi-target mechanisms. One of the possible mechanisms is related to its effect on the short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) of the gut microbiota. The goal of this study is to investigate the therapeutic effect and mode of action of BBR working through SCFAs of the gut microbiota (especially, butyrate). METHODS: Gas chromatography (GC) was used to detect butyrate and other SCFAs chemically...
May 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401460/enhanced-production-of-berberine-in-in-vitro-regenerated-cell-of-tinospora-cordifolia-and-its-analysis-through-lcms-qtof
#11
Jitendra Mittal, Madan Mohan Sharma
Tinospora cordifolia is a prioritized medicinal plant and having an immense medicinal importance especially in Indian medicinal system. But this plant needs a regeneration protocol for its rapid propagation. An efficient regeneration protocol was developed for T. cordifolia using nodal explants. High frequency of multiple shoot formation was induced when the nodal segments were cultured on MS medium supplemented with BAP (1.0 mg L(-1)) and 2-iP (0.5 mg L(-1)). The highest mean number of shoots per nodal explant (7...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399592/comparative-metabolism-study-of-five-protoberberine-alkaloids-in-liver-microsomes-from-rat-rhesus-monkey-and-human
#12
Yan Li, Yanyan Zhou, Nan Si, Lingyu Han, Wei Ren, Shaokun Xin, Hongjie Wang, Ran Zuo, Xiaolu Wei, Jian Yang, Haiyu Zhao, Baolin Bian
Protoberberine alkaloids including berberine, palmatine, jatrorrhizine, coptisine, and epiberberine are major components in many medicinal plants. They have been widely used for the treatment of cancer, inflammation, diabetes, depression, hypertension, and various infectious areas. However, the metabolism of five protoberberine alkaloids among different species has not been clarified previously. In order to elaborate on the in vitro metabolism of them, a comparative analysis of their metabolic profile in rat, rhesus monkey, and human liver microsomes was carried out using ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography coupled with a high-resolution linear trap quadrupole-Orbitrap mass spectrometer (UHPLC-electrospray ionization-Orbitrap MS) for the first time...
April 11, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396011/suppression-of-nfat5-mediated-inflammation-and-chronic-arthritis-by-novel-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-binding-inhibitors
#13
Eun-Jin Han, Hyun Young Kim, Naeun Lee, Nam-Hoon Kim, Seung-Ah Yoo, H Moo Kwon, Dae-Myung Jue, Yune-Jung Park, Chul-Soo Cho, Tran Quang De, Dae Young Jeong, Hee-Jong Lim, Woo Kyu Park, Ge Hyeong Lee, Heeyeong Cho, Wan-Uk Kim
Nuclear factor of activated T cells 5 (NFAT5) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of various human diseases, including cancer and arthritis. However, therapeutic agents inhibiting NFAT5 activity are currently unavailable. To discover NFAT5 inhibitors, a library of >40,000 chemicals was screened for the suppression of nitric oxide, a direct target regulated by NFAT5 activity, through high-throughput screening. We validated the anti-NFAT5 activity of 198 primary hit compounds using an NFAT5-dependent reporter assay and identified the novel NFAT5 suppressor KRN2, 13-(2-fluoro)-benzylberberine, and its derivative KRN5...
March 31, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393690/hepatic-amp-kinase-as-a-potential-target-for-treating-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-evidence-from-studies-of-natural-products
#14
Gang Xu, Kaixun Huang, Jun Zhou
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the most common chronic liver disease, is the leading cause of cryptogenic cirrhosis and has consistently been implicated in related metabolic disorders, such as dyslipidemia and type 2 diabetes (T2D). However, the pathogenesis of NAFLD remains to be elucidated, and no established therapeutic regimens for treating NAFLD exist. Adenosine monophosphate (AMP)-activated protein kinase (AMPK), the main cellular energy sensor, has been implicated as a key regulator of hepatic lipid and glucose metabolism...
April 4, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363126/interaction-between-the-zebrafish-danio-rerio-organic-cation-transporter-1-oct1-and-endo-and-xenobiotics
#15
Ivan Mihaljević, Marta Popović, Roko Žaja, Nikola Maraković, Goran Šinko, Tvrtko Smital
Organic cation transporters (OCTs) serve as uptake transporters of numerous endo- and xenobiotics. They have been in the focus of medical toxicological research for more than a decade due to their key role in absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion due to their expression on basolateral membranes of various barrier tissues. OCTs belong to the SLC22A family within the SLC (Solute carrier) protein superfamily, with three co-orthologs identified in humans (OCT1, 2 and 3), and two Oct orthologs in zebrafish (Oct1 and Oct2)...
March 18, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359045/design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-novel-nitric-oxide-donating-protoberberine-derivatives-as-antitumor-agents
#16
Jichao Chen, Tianyu Wang, Shengtao Xu, Aijun Lin, Hequan Yao, Weijia Xie, Zheying Zhu, Jinyi Xu
A novel class of NO-donating protoberberine derivatives were synthesized and initially evaluated for their anti-hepatocellular carcinoma activities. Most of the compounds exhibited more potent activity against HepG2 cells than parent compounds berberine and palmatine. In particular, compound 15a exerted the strongest activity with an IC50 value of 1.36 μM. Moreover, most compounds released moderate levels of NO in vitro, and the antitumor activity of 15a in HepG2 cells was remarkably diminished by an NO scavenger...
March 18, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350122/berberine-sensitizes-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cells-to-radiation-through-inhibition-of-sp1-and-emt
#17
Jun Wang, Min Kang, Qin Wen, Yu-Tao Qin, Zhu-Xin Wei, Jing-Jian Xiao, Ren-Sheng Wang
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a tumor of epithelial origin with radiotherapy as its standard treatment. However, radioresistance remains a critical issue in the treatment of NPC. This study aimed to investigate the effect of berberine on the proliferation, cell cycle regulation, apoptosis, radioresistance of NPC cells and whether specificity protein 1 (Sp1) is a functional target of berberine. Our results showed that treatment with berberine reduced the proliferation and viability of CNE-2 cells in a dose- and time‑dependent manner...
April 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344029/herbal-remedies-for-urinary-stones-used-in-india-and-china-a-review
#18
REVIEW
Deepak M Kasote, Suresh D Jagtap, Dinesh Thapa, Mahendra S Khyade, Wendy R Russell
ETHANOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The process of formation or appearance of a urinary stone anywhere in the renal tract is known as urolithiasis. It is a longstanding health problem, known to exist since early age of civilization. Records about symptoms, signs and treatment strategies of urinary stones diseases are found in the several ancient texts of traditional medicines such as Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Siddha and Unani. In Ayurveda, urolithiasis has been considered as one of the eight most troublesome diseases...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341822/berberine-restricts-coxsackievirus-b-type-3-replication-via-inhibition-of-c-jun-n-terminal-kinase-jnk-and-p38-mapk-activation-in-vitro
#19
Qian Dai, Di Zhang, Hua Yu, Wei Xie, Rong Xin, Lei Wang, Xiaohui Xu, Xiaomei He, Junzhi Xiong, Halei Sheng, Le Zhang, Kebin Zhang, Xiaomei Hu
BACKGROUND At present, the treatment of coxsackievirus-induced myocarditis remains difficult. Berberine (BBR), an isoquinoline alkaloid isolated from traditional medicine herbs, exhibits significant anti-viral efficacy against various viruses. However, the underlying mechanism by which BBR controls CVB3 infection has not yet been reported. The purpose of this study was to investigate the anti-viral efficacy of BBR against CVB3 infection and its mechanism. MATERIAL AND METHODS In our experiments, the protein levels of VP1 and MAPKs signal pathway were measured by Western blot...
March 25, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339024/effects-of-berberine-on-a-rat-model-of-chronic-stress-and-depression-via-gastrointestinal-tract-pathology-and-gastrointestinal-flora-profile-assays
#20
Xiaohui Zhu, Yangdong Sun, Chenggang Zhang, Haifeng Liu
Chronic stress and depression are challenging conditions to treat, owing to their complexity and lack of clinically available and effective therapeutic agents. The aim of the present study was to investigate the mechanism by which berberine acts, by examining alterations to gastrointestinal tract histopathology and flora profile in a rat model, following the induction of stress. Research associating gastrointestinal flora and depression has increased, thus, the present study hypothesized that stress induces depression and changes in the gastrointestinal system...
May 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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