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Marion Millot, Marion Girardot, Lucile Dutreix, Lengo Mambu, Christine Imbert
Candida albicans is a commensal coloniser of the human gastrointestinal tract and an opportunistic pathogen, especially thanks to its capacity to form biofilms. This lifestyle is frequently involved in infections and increases the yeast resistance to antimicrobials and immune defenses. In this context, 38 lichen acetone extracts have been prepared and evaluated for their activity against C. albicans planktonic and sessile cells. Minimum inhibitory concentrations of extracts (MICs) were determined using the broth microdilution method...
April 19, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Bipransh Kumar Tiwary, Runu Ghosh, Saurav Moktan, Vivek Kumar Ranjan, Priyankar Dey, Dibakar Choudhury, Somit Dutta, Dipanwita Deb, Abhaya Prasad Das, Ranadhir Chakraborty
As virulence of many pathogenic bacteria is regulated by the phenomenon of quorum sensing (QS), the present study aimed to find the QS-inhibiting (QS-I) property (if any) in sixty-one Indian medicinal plants. The presence of QS-I compound in the leaf-extract was evaluated by its ability to inhibit production of pigment in Chromobacterium violaceum MTCC 2656 (violacein) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa MTCC 2297 (pyocyanin) or swarming of P. aeruginosa MTCC 2297. Extracts of three plants, Astilbe rivularis, Fragaria nubicola and Osbeckia nepalensis have shown a dose- dependent inhibition of violacein production with no negative effect on bacterial growth...
April 19, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
Rawee Teanpaisan, Pajaree Kawsud, Nuntiya Pahumunto, Jindaporn Puripattanavong
To evaluate the antibacterial activity of 12 ethanol extracts of Thai traditional herb against oral pathogens. The antibacterial activities were assessed by agar well diffusion, broth microdilution, and time-kill methods. Antibiofilm activity was investigated using a 3-[4,5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl]-2,5-diphenyl-2H-tetrazolium-bromide (MTT) assay. High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), thin layer chromatography (TLC) fingerprinting, and TLC-bioautography were used to determine the active antibacterial compounds...
April 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
Bhagavan Reddy Kolanu, Venugopal Boddula, Sabitha Vadakedath, Venkataramana Kandi
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes is a disease characterized by insulin deficiency resulting in glucose intolerance and in abnormalities of other metabolic fuels including protein. Recently, a number of studies have revealed that branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) (leucine, isoleucine, and valine) play an important role in the regulation of protein synthesis by activating mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) in pancreatic β cells. BCAAs have positive effects on the regulation of glucose homeostasis...
March 12, 2017: Curēus
Zhengjun Xie, Yang Wang, Yisheng Chen, Xueming Xu, Zhengyu Jin, Yunlian Ding, Na Yang, Fengfeng Wu
Reliable screening of histamine in fish was of urgent importance for food safety. This work presented a highly selective surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) method mediated by thin-layer chromatography (TLC), which was tailored for identification and quantitation of histamine. Following separation and derivatization with fluram, plates were assayed with SERS, jointly using silver nanoparticle and NaCl. The latter dramatically suppressed the masking effect caused by excessive fluram throughout the plate, thus offering clear baseline and intensive Raman fingerprints specific to the analyte...
September 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
Kothagorla Venkata Raghava Rao, Palla Mani, Botcha Satyanarayana, Tamanam Raghava Rao
The strain Streptomyces coelicoflavus BC 01 was isolated from mangrove soil and used as inoculum for submerged fermentation. The fermented broth was extracted with ethyl acetate, the crude extract was subjected to silica gel column chromatography and the homogeneity of the isolated fractions was determined by TLC and then subjected to RP-HPLC for their purity. The purification steps led to the isolation of three pure bioactive compounds named as BC 01_C1, BC 01_C2 and BC 01_C3. The chemical structure of these three compounds was established on the basis of their spectroscopic studies like UV, IR, (1)H and (13)C NMR and GC-MS data by comparison with reference data from literature...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
Luís J de Lacerda Neto, A G B Ramos, M R Kerntopf, H D M Coutinho, L J Quintans-Junior, J R G S Almeida, J Ribeiro-Filho, I R A Menezes
The aim of this study was to identify the presence of tannins, phenols and flavonoids on the hydroalcoholic extract of Caryocar coriaceum leaves (HECCL) and to determine the antioxidant and antibacterial activity of this extract. The extract was tested alone (1024-1 μg/mL) or associated (MIC/8) with several antibiotics in order to identify any antibacterial activity against multiresistant bacterial strains (Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa). The existence of tannins, total phenols (901...
April 9, 2017: Natural Product Research
Lei Zhang, Jiyao Shi, Jihe Tang, Zhihong Cheng, Xiaohui Lu, Yao Kong, Tao Wu
In situ profiling compounds in complex matrices is important technology to develop in analytic chemistry. The aim of this study is to develop a direct coupling method of thin layer chromatography (TLC) to mass spectrometry (MS) via electrostatic field induced spray ionization (EFISI). We proposed a surface treatment method of normal-phase thin layer chromatography (TLC) plates with dimethyl silicone oil coating which successfully allowed TLC to couple to MS via EFISI. Different parameters affecting the ionization efficiency were investigated and optimized, including silicone oil concentrations, air-drying times, applied voltages, and TLC plate types...
May 15, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
Luis Arruza, Maria Ruth Pazos, Nagat Mohammed, Natalia Escribano, Hector Lafuente, Martín Santos, Francisco J Alvarez-Díaz, William Hind, Jose Martínez-Orgado
BACKGROUND: Brain hypoxic-ischemic (HI) damage induces distant inflammatory lung damage in newborn pigs. We aimed to investigate the effects of cannabidiol (CBD) on lung damage in this scenario. METHODS: Newborn piglets received i.v. vehicle, CBD or CBD+WAY100635 (5-HT1A receptor antagonist) after HI brain damage (carotid flow interruption and FiO2 0.10 for 30 min). Total lung compliance (TLC), oxygenation index (OI) and extravascular lung water content (EVLW) were monitored for six hours...
April 7, 2017: Pediatric Research
Shaista Akhund, Abida Akram, Nafeesa Qudsia Hanif, Rahmatullah Qureshi, Farah Naz, Brian Gagosh Nayyar
Various cultivars of red chilli were collected from a small town named Kunri, located in the province Sindh, Pakistan. This town is a hub of red chilli production in Asia. A total of 69 samples belonging to 6 cultivars were obtained and analysed for the occurrence of aflatoxins and Aspergillus flavus, to explore the potential of resistant and susceptible germplasm. Aflatoxins were detected by thin layer chromatography (TLC) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), while A. flavus was isolated and identified using agar plate, blotter paper, deep freezing and dilution techniques...
April 5, 2017: Mycotoxin Research
Hong-Man Hou, Yao-Lei Zhu, Jia-Ying Wang, Feng Jiang, Wen-Yan Qu, Gong-Liang Zhang, Hong-Shun Hao
This study aimed to identify N-acylhomoserine lactone (AHL) produced by Hafnia alvei H4, which was isolated from spoiled instant sea cucumber, and to investigate the effect of AHLs on biofilm formation. Two biosensor strains, Chromobacterium violaceum CV026 and Agrobacterium tumefaciens KYC55, were used to detect the quorum sensing (QS) activity of H. alvei H4 and to confirm the existence of AHL-mediated QS system. Thin layer chromatography (TLC) and high resolution triple quadrupole liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) analysis of the AHLs extracted from the culture supernatant of H...
April 5, 2017: Sensors
Salam Ahmed Abed, Hasnah Mohd Sirat, Muhammad Taher
The leaves of Gynotroches axillaris were chemically and biologically studied. Sequential extraction of the leaves using petroleum ether, chloroform, and methanol afforded three extracts. Purification of pet. ether extract yielded, squalene and β-amyrin palmitate as the major compounds, together with palmitic acid and myristic acid as the minor components. The methanol extract yielded two flavonoids, quercitrin and epicatechin. The isolated compounds were characterized by MS, IR and NMR (1D and 2D). Anti-acetyl cholinesterase screening using TLC bio-autography assay showed that palmitic acid and myristic acid were the strongest inhibition with detection limit 1...
November 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Neli-Kinga Olah, Gyongyi Osser, Ramona Flavia Câmpean, Flavia Roxana Furtuna, Daniela Benedec, Lorena Filip, Oana Raita, Daniela Hanganu
The purpose of this study was to compare the polyphenol profile of different Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) extracts obtained from dry and fresh herb and the evaluation of their antioxidant effect. There were studied the polyphenols from hydroalcoholic extracts (1:5- dry plant:solvent) obtained from fresh respectively dry plant and the gemmotherapic extract obtained from fresh plant (1:20- dry plant: solvent). The polyphenol profile was evaluated by UV-Vis spectrophotometry, TLC and HPLC. The total polyphenol respectively flavonoids content were determined by UV-V is spectrophotometry...
November 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Olfat Gamil Shaker, Shereen Rashad Mohammed, Asmaa Mohammed Mohammed, Zeinab Mahmoud
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) has a high morbidity and mortality. Many studies reported that mir-375 is frequently down-regulated in many cancers including esophageal cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, breast cancer and leukemias. AIM: Our aim was to study the expression of microRNA-375 and its target gene SMAD-7 polymorphisms (rs4939827) in CRC patients in comparison to control subjects and to correlate these results with clinical data of patients to elucidate their role in pathogenesis and early diagnosis of CRC...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
Radhika Rajendran, Balaji Sitthu Narashimman, Vishal Trivedi, Rakhi Chaturvedi
This is the pioneer work reporting on simple procedure for synchronized determination and quantification of two biologically active N-alkylamides, (2E,6Z,8E)-N-isobutyl-2,6,8-decatrienamide (spilanthol) and (2E,4Z)-N-isobutyl-2,4-undecadiene-8,10-diynamide (UDA), using in vitro callus cultures from flower-heads of Spilanthes paniculata. The extracts were purified using preparative thin layer chromatography (TLC) and finest separation of compounds was optimized using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
Amin Khatami, Shamina S Prova, Aafreen Bagga, Michelle Ting, Gurnoor Brar, Demian R Ifa
RATIONALE: Thermochromic ink pens are widely accessible worldwide and have gained popularity among the general public. These pens are very useful to undo mistakes while writing important documents or exams. They are also, however, extensively misused in committing crimes such as counterfeiting checks or wills. Thus, the forensics community is in need of techniques that will allow these forgeries to be detected rapidly, reliably and conveniently. METHODS: Thermochromic ink compounds were investigated using Desorption Electrospray Ionization (DESI) coupled with an LTQ mass spectrometer and Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC)...
March 30, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
Amany F Elbehairy, Azmy Faisal, Jordan A Guenette, Dennis Jensen, Katherine A Webb, Rashid Ahmed, J Alberto Neder, Denis E O'Donnell
Smokers with minor spirometric abnormalities can experience persistent activity-related dyspnea and exercise intolerance. Additional resting tests can expose heterogeneous physiological abnormalities, but their relevance and association with clinical outcomes remain uncertain. Subjects included sixty-two smokers (≥20 pack-years), with cough and/or dyspnea and minor airway obstruction [forced expiratory volume in one-second (FEV1) ≥80% predicted and >5th percentile lower limit of normal (LLN) (i.e., z-score >-1...
April 3, 2017: COPD
Ming-Hua Liang, Xiao-Ying Qv, Hui Chen, Qiang Wang, Jian-Guo Jiang
Dunaliella tertiolecta, a halotolerant alga, can accumulate large amounts of neutral lipid, which makes it a potential biodiesel feedstock. In this study, neutral lipids of D. tertiolecta induced by different salinities or N or P starvation were analyzed by thin-layer chromatography (TLC), flow cytometry (FCM), and confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM). High salinities or N or P starvation resulted in a decrease in cell growth and chlorophyll contents of D. tertiolecta. Neutral lipid contents increased markedly after 3-7 days of N starvation or at low NaCl concentrations (0...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Sunday O Oyedemi, Blessing O Oyedemi, Ifeoma I Ijeh, Princemartins E Ohanyerem, Roger M Coopoosamy, Olayinka A Aiyegoro
Oxidative stress plays a significant role in the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome including diabetes mellitus (DM). The inhibition of alpha-amylase is an important therapeutic target in the regulation of postprandial increase of blood glucose in diabetic patients. The present study investigated the alpha-amylase inhibitory and antioxidant potential of selected herbal drugs used in the treatment of DM by the traditional healers in Isiala Mbano and Ikwuano regions of southeastern Nigeria. Antioxidant activity was evaluated in terms of free radical scavenging, reducing power, and total phenolic (TPC) and flavonoid content (TFC) in consonance with the TLC profiling...
2017: TheScientificWorldJournal
Marius A Tijunelis, Erica Person, Leslie M Niziol, David C Musch, Paul Ernest, Madeline McBain, Shahzad I Mian
PURPOSE: To compare intraocular pressure (IOP) outcomes between 2 common, commercially available corticosteroid drops: difluprednate ophthalmic emulsion 0.05% and prednisolone acetate 1.0%. SETTING: TLC Eyecare and Laser Centers, Jackson, Michigan, USA. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. METHODS: The outcomes of consecutive patients who had uneventful cataract surgery from April 2013 to September 2013 and used prednisolone acetate postoperatively were compared with the outcomes of consecutive patients who had uneventful cataract surgery from June 2014 to October 2014 and used difluprednate postoperatively...
February 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
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