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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769736/three-new-species-and-one-new-subspecies-of-depressariinae-lepidoptera-from-europe
#1
Peter Buchner, Martin Corley, Jari Junnilainen
The species Depressaria albarracinella Corley, sp. n., Agonopterix carduncelli Corley, sp. n. and Agonopterix pseudoferulae Buchner & Junnilainen, sp. n. and the subspecies Depressaria saharae Gastón & Vives ssp. tabelli Buchner, ssp. n. are described. Depressaria albarracinella was first found in Spain in 1969 and recognised as apparently new but the specimens in NHMUK have remained undescribed. Additional Spanish material has been located in ZMUC and other collections and three specimens have been found from Greece...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725631/biological-activities-and-medicinal-properties-of-asafoetida-a-review
#2
REVIEW
Augustine Amalraj, Sreeraj Gopi
Ferula asafoetida Linn. is a main source of asafoetida, a strong, tenacious and sulfurous odor, and oleo-gum resin of medicinal and nutritional importance. Asafoetida has been consumed as a spice and a folk medicine for centuries. Recent studies have shown several promising activities particularly relaxant, neuroprotective, memory enhancing, digestive enzyme, antioxidant, antispasmodic, hypotensive, hepatoprotective, antimicrobial, anticarcinogenic, anticancer, anticytotoxicity, antiobesity, anthelmintic and antagonistic effect...
July 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714345/chemical-composition-and-antioxidant-activity-of-aerial-parts-of-ferula-longipes-coss-ex-bonnier-and-maury
#3
Aicha Bouratoua, Assia Khalfallah, Chawki Bensouici, Zahia Kabouche, Abdulmagid Alabdul Magid, Dominique Harakat, Laurence Voutquenne-Nazabadioko, Ahmed Kabouche
This is the first study on the phytochemistry and antioxidant activity of Ferula longipes Coss. ex Bonnier and Maury (Apiaceae). A new flavonoid quercetin-3-O-α-L-rhamnopyranoside-7-O-ß-D-[2-O-caffeoyl]-glucopyranoside (1), along with 10 known compounds kaempferol-3-O-α-L-rhamnopyranoside (2), quercetin-3-O-α-L-rhamnopyranoside (3), kaempferol-3-O-ß-D-glucopyranoside-7-O-α-L-rhamnopyranoside (4), isorhamnetin-3-O-α-L-rhamnopyranoside-7-O-ß-D-glucopyranoside (5), quercetin-3-O-α-L-rhamnopyranoside-7-O-ß-D-glucopyranoside (6), isorhamnetin-3,7-di-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (7), apigenin (8), apigenin-7-O-ß-D-glucopyranoside (9), 3,5-dicaffeoylquinic acid (10), deltoin (11) were isolated from the aerial parts of Ferula longipes Coss...
July 16, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690055/antitumor-effect-of-ferula-assa-foetida-oleo-gum-resin-against-breast-cancer-induced-by-4t1-cells-in-balb-c-mice
#4
Seyyed Majid Bagheri, Amir Abdian-Asl, Mahin Taheri Moghadam, Maryam Yadegari, Aghdas Mirjalili, Fatemeh Zare-Mohazabieh, Haniyeh Momeni
BACKGROUND: Ferula assa foetida commonly consumed as a healthy beverage has been demonstrated to have various biological activities, including antioxidation, anti-obesity and anti-cancer. OBJECTIVE: Our study aims to investigate the antitumor effect of asafoetida in vivo using mouse mammary carcinoma 4T1 cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the study, female BALB/c mice were divided into two groups (n = 6), which were control (untreated) and other group of mice with breast cancer treated with 100 mg/kg of asafoetida, respectively, by oral gavage...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687892/transcriptome-and-metabolome-analysis-of-ferula-gummosa-boiss-to-reveal-major-biosynthetic-pathways-of-galbanum-compounds
#5
Ahmad Sobhani Najafabadi, Mohammad Reza Naghavi, Hamid Farahmand, Alireza Abbasi
Ferula gummosa Boiss. is an industrial and pharmaceutical plant that has been highly recognized for its valuable oleo-gum-resin, namely galbanum. Despite the fabulous value of galbanum, very little information on the genetic and biochemical mechanisms of its production existed. In the present study, the oleo-gum-resin and four organs (root, flower, stem, and leaf) of F. gummosa were assessed in terms of metabolic compositions and the expression of genes involved in their biosynthetic pathways. Results showed that the most accumulation of resin and essential oils were occurred in the roots (13...
July 7, 2017: Functional & Integrative Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678536/toxicity-assessment-of-ferula-gummosa-administration-during-pregnancy-lactation-and-juvenile-period-in-rat
#6
Mohammad Mahdi Vahedi, Davood Mahdian, Amir Hossein Jafarian, Mehrdad Iranshahi, Mahdi Esmaeilizadeh, Ahmad Ghorbani
Ferula gummosa is widely used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments. This work evaluated the safety of F. gummosa root in pregnancy, lactation, and juvenile periods. This study was performed in three parts: (1) pregnant rats were received diet containing 0 (control), 150 , or 700 mg/kg of F. gummosa root during pregnancy; (2) Lactating rats were treated with diet containing the root (0, 150, or 700 mg/kg) during lactation period; (3) juvenile rats were received 4 weeks diet containing the root (0, 150, or 700 mg/kg)...
July 5, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670300/%C3%AE-carotene-from-yeasts-enhances-laccase-production-of-pleurotus-eryngii-var-ferulae-in-co-culture
#7
Chaolin Guo, Liting Zhao, Feng Wang, Jian Lu, Zhongyang Ding, Guiyang Shi
Laccase is widely used in several industrial applications and co-culture is a common method for enhancing laccase production in submerged fermentation. In this study, the co-culture of four yeasts with Pleurotus eryngii var. ferulae was found to enhance laccase production. An analysis of sterilization temperatures and extraction conditions revealed that the stimulatory compound in yeasts was temperature-sensitive, and that it was fat-soluble. An LC-MS analysis revealed that the possible stimulatory compound for laccase production in the four yeast extracts was β-carotene...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648623/isolation-of-anticancer-and-antimicrobial-metabolites-from-epicoccum-nigrum-endophyte-of-ferula-sumbul
#8
Irum Perveen, Muhammad Asam Raza, Tahir Iqbal, Iffat Naz, Shama Sehar, Safia Ahmed
Owing to the importance of endophytes, current research was aimed to purify the secondary metabolites from targeted source. Ferula sumbul, a lipophilic extract of the endophyte was prepared in 10% methanol and partitioned with ethyl acetate and bioassay guided isolation was carried using standard protocols against bacterial, fungal and cancer cells. The active fractions consisted of three new metabolites (2-methyl-3-nonyl prodiginine, Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, and a meroterpenoid, Preaustinoid A). Their structures were confirmed with LCMS/MS...
June 23, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521374/phytochemistry-and-pharmacology-of-ferula-hermonis-boiss-a-review
#9
Zohreh Sattar, Mehrdad Iranshahi
Ferula hermonis, a well-known species of the genus Ferula found in Lebanon and Syria, has a brilliant history in traditional medicine as it has been used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in men and menopausal disturbances in women. Thanks to modern pharmacological and clinical investigations, F. hermonis is a valuable medicinal and condimental plant that may be used for the treatment of impotence and diabetes, the prevention of osteoporosis, and possesses anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties...
August 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487192/a-facile-approach-to-the-isolation-of-proteins-in-ferula-asafoetida-and-their-enzyme-stabilizing-anti-microbial-and-anti-oxidant-activity
#10
Sanjana Chandran, Meenakumari Sakthivel, Munusamy Thirumavalavan, Jagadeshwar Reddy Thota, Vairamani Mariappanadar, Pachaiappan Raman
The objective of the present study was to identify the proteome pattern, isolate and study the functions of selective proteins from Ferula asafoetida root exudate using chromatographic techniques. The root exudate proteins were fractionated using ion-exchange and gel filtration chromatography. A range of bioactive protein fractions were then separated in sufficient quantity which is the focus of this study. Based on studies, here we report three main proteins with molecular weights 14kDa, 27kDa, and 39kDa. The biological and pharmacological activities of both purified and unpurified proteins obtained were extensively studied to understand their significance...
September 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436508/purification-characterization-and-bioactivities-of-polysaccharides-from-pleurotus-ferulae
#11
Jinyu Li, Pengfei Yuan, Xinhui Wang, Adila Aipire, Minjing Li, Jie Yang, Hong Tao, Tianlei Ying, Changshuang Fu, Xianxian Wei, Fuchun Zhang, Jinyao Li
Pleurotus ferulae is an edible mushroom and has been used in Uygur medicine for a long time. In this study, we purified polysaccharides from P. ferulae (PFPS) and investigated its structural characteristics. We obtained a homogeneous PFPS with a molecular weight of around 1600 kDa and prominent characteristic polysaccharide groups, which mainly contained glucose (97%), followed by mannose and galactose (3%). Both (1)H and (13)C NMR spectra indicated that PFPS contained both α- and β-anomeric configurations...
May 24, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436319/in-vitro-antioxidant-and-in-vivo-hypolipidemic-effects-of-the-king-oyster-culinary-medicinal-mushroom-pleurotus-eryngii-var-ferulae-ddl01-agaricomycetes-in-rats-with-high-fat-diet-induced-fatty-liver-and-hyperlipidemia
#12
Jun-Hui Choi, Dae-Won Kim, Seung Kim, Sung-Jun Kim
We investigated the effect of the culinary-medicinal mushroom Pleurotus eryngii var. ferulae DDL01 on oxidative damage in the liver and brain and a high-fat/high-cholesterol-induced hyperlipidemic model. In in vitro studies, the water extracts of the fruiting bodies showed strong scavenging activities of DPPH (139.46 ± 3.2 μg) and hydroxyl (139.46 ± 3.2 μg) radicals. Moreover, the extracts showed Fe2+ chelating and reducing abilities, as well as a large amount of polyphenols and an inhibitory effect on lipid peroxidation in the liver and brain tissues...
2017: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423422/immunological-responses-of-sesamia-cretica-to-ferula-ovina-essential-oil
#13
Reza Sadeghi, Niloofar Hadizadeh Raeisi, Arsalan Jamshidnia
The current research was performed aiming to investigate the effects of Ferula ovina essential oil on the fourth instar larval hemogram of Sesamia cretica. Four main sorts of circulating hemocytes, including prohemocytes, plasmatocytes, granulocytes (GRs), and oenocytoides, were identified in the fourth instar larvae. Treatment of the larvae with the concentration of 1000 ppm of the essential oil led to an enhancement of the total hemocyte and GR count followed by a dose-dependent decrease at the concentrations of 2500 and 7000 ppm...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330280/culturable-endophytic-bacteria-associated-with-medicinal-plant-ferula-songorica-molecular-phylogeny-distribution-and-screening-for-industrially-important-traits
#14
Yong-Hong Liu, Jian-Wei Guo, Nimaichand Salam, Li Li, Yong-Guang Zhang, Jian Han, Osama Abdalla Mohamad, Wen-Jun Li
Xinjiang, a region of high salinity and drought, is a host to many arid and semi-arid plants. Many of these plants including Ferula spp. have indigenous pharmaceutical histories. As many of the medicinal properties of plants are in tandem with the associated microorganisms residing within the plant tissues, it is advisable to explore the endophytic potential of such plants. In the present study, diversity of culturable bacteria isolated from medicinal plants Ferula songorica collected from Hebukesaier, Xinjiang were analyzed...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270083/ferulenol-a-sesquiterpene-coumarin-induce-apoptosis-via-mitochondrial-dysregulation-in-lung-cancer-induced-by-benzo-a-pyrene-involvement-of-bcl2-protein
#15
Nesrine Lariche, Lahouel Mesbah, Lamia Benguedouar, Amar Zellagui
BACKGROUND: Ferulenol, a sesquiterpene coumarin, was extracted from "Ferula vesceritensis" and possesses pro-oxidative and anticancer effects in different types of cancer. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to determine whether ferulenol has an anticancer effect by regulation the Bcl2 protein expression in lung cancer induced by benzo[a]pyrene in Wistar rats. METHODS: Rats in group 1 have received, intraperitoneally, olive oil and considered as controls, animals of group 2 were treated with 100 mg/kg of benzo[a]pyrene intraperitoneally in order to induce lung cancer for 24 weeks, the 3rd groups of rats received the ferulenol 50 mg/kg intraperitoneally after 24 weeks of administration of benzo[a]pyrene and the last group, the rats were treated with ferulenol alone 50 mg/kg...
February 13, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258152/chemical-composition-and-phagocyte-immunomodulatory-activity-of-ferula-iliensis-essential-oils
#16
Gulmira Özek, Igor A Schepetkin, Gulzhakhan A Utegenova, Liliya N Kirpotina, Spencer R Andrei, Temel Özek, Kemal Hüsnü Can Başer, Karime T Abidkulova, Svetlana V Kushnarenko, Andrei I Khlebnikov, Derek S Damron, Mark T Quinn
Essential oil extracts from Ferula iliensis have been used traditionally in Kazakhstan for treatment of inflammation and other illnesses. Because little is known about the biologic activity of these essential oils that contributes to their therapeutic properties, we analyzed their chemical composition and evaluated their phagocyte immunomodulatory activity. The main components of the extracted essential oils were (E)-propenyl sec-butyl disulfide (15.7-39.4%) and (Z)-propenyl sec-butyl disulfide (23.4-45.0%)...
June 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249821/ethno-veterinary-practices-in-southern-india-for-captive-asian-elephant-ailments
#17
Samidurai Jayakumar, Selvarasu Sathiskumar, Nagarajan Baskaran, Radjasegarin Arumugam, Varadhrajan Vanitha
ETHENOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: India has a long tradition of practicing Ayurvedic medicine not only for human ailments, but also for the management of livestock in the form of ethno-veterinary practices. Asian elephant is a significant part of Indian culture, and ethno-veterinary practices have extended to manage and cure various ailments of Asian elephant in captivity. Much of this knowledge has been lost in the light of modern practices. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study is aimed at documenting the existing knowledge on ethno-veterinary medicines practiced by elephant keepers (mahouts) in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242202/chemosensory-basis-of-larval-performance-of-papilio-hospiton-on-different-host-plants
#18
Giorgia Sollai, Maurizio Biolchini, Paolo Solari, Roberto Crnjar
Papilio hospiton Géné is an oligophagous species, endemic of the islands of Corsica and Sardinia, using various Apiaceae and Rutaceae as host plants, such as Ferula communis, Ferula arrigonii, Peucedanum paniculatum, Ruta lamarmorae and Pastinaca latifolia. We previously found that the lateral maxillary styloconic sensillum in the larva has two deterrent neurons, one phagostimulant and one salt specific, while the medial sensillum has two phagostimulant neurons, one deterrent and one salt specific. In this work we studied the sensitivity of gustatory receptor neurons (GRNs) to saps of F...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210466/antimicrobial-effects-of-ferula-gummosa-boiss-gum-against-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-acinetobacter-clinical-isolates
#19
Fatemeh Farid Afshar, Parvaneh Saffarian, Hamideh Mahmoodzadeh Hosseini, Fereshteh Sattarian, Mohsen Amin, Abbas Ali Imani Fooladi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Acinetobacter spp. are important causes of nosocomial infections. They possess various antibiotic resistance mechanisms including extended spectrum beta lactamases (ESBLs). The aim of this study was to determine antibiotic resistance profile of Acinetobacter clinical isolates especially among ESBL-producing strains and to investigate the antimicrobial effects of oleo-gum-resin extract and essential oil of Ferula gummosa Boiss. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 120 Acinetobacter strains were isolated from various clinical samples of hospitalized patients in Baqiyatallah hospital, Tehran during 2011-2012...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149496/pseudomoniasis-phytotherapy-a-review-on-most-important-iranian-medicinal-plants-effective-on-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#20
REVIEW
Mahmoud Bahmani, Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei, Hassan Hassanzadazar, Morovat Taherikalani
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a Gram-negative, aerobic bacterium found in water and soil. It is a normal flora in skin and gastrointestinal tract of human beings. P. aeruginosa as an opportunistic pathogen involved in nosocomial infections having multiple pathogenic factors and shows high rate of resistance to different antibiotics. The aim of this study was to identify the most important native medicinal plants of Iran effective on P. aeruginosa. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All required information was obtained by searching keywords such as P...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Microbiology
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