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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903077/assessing-toxicity-of-metal-contaminated-soil-from-glassworks-sites-with-a-battery-of-biotests
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M Hagner, M Romantschuk, O-P Penttinen, A Egfors, C Marchand, A Augustsson
The present study addresses toxicological properties of metal contaminated soils, using glassworks sites in south-eastern Sweden as study objects. Soil from five selected glassworks sites as well as from nearby reference areas were analysed for total and water-soluble metal concentrations and general geochemical parameters. A battery of biotests was then applied to assess the toxicity of the glassworks soil environments: a test of phytotoxicity with garden cress (Lepidium sativum); the BioTox™ test for toxicity to bacteria using Vibrio fischeri; and analyses of abundancies and biomass of nematodes and enchytraeids...
September 10, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876077/biomimetic-synthesis-of-macahydantoins-a-and-b-from-lepidium-meyenii-and-structure-revision-of-macahydantoin-b-as-a-class-of-thiohydantoin-with-a-4-methyl-hexahydropyrrolo-1-2-c-imidazole-skeleton
#2
Min Zhou, Hang-Ying Ma, Huan-Huan Xing, Ping Li, Gan-Peng Li, Hui-Chun Geng, Qiu-Fen Hu, Guang-Yu Yang
Phytochemical investigation on Lepidium meyenii led to the discovery of macahydantoin C (3), a new thiohydantoin with a 1,3-diazabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane core, the spectral properties of which indicate a potential structural misassignment of its previously reported analogue, macahydantoin B (2a). To probe this hypothesis, a concise, scalable, and biomimetic synthesis of the originally proposed 2a and its revised structure (2b) was efficiently accomplished using the modified Edman degradation as the key step from commercially available materials in 65% (three steps) and 52% (three steps) overall yields, respectively...
September 6, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846044/red-maca-lepidium-meyenii-a-plant-from-the-peruvian-highlands-promotes-skin-wound-healing-at-sea-level-and-at-high-altitude-in-adult-male-mice
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Denisse Nuñez, Paola Olavegoya, Gustavo F Gonzales, Cynthia Gonzales-Castañeda
Nuñez, Denisse, Paola Olavegoya, Gustavo F. Gonzales, and Cynthia Gonzales-Castañeda. Red maca (Lepidium meyenii), a plant from the Peruvian highlands, promotes skin wound healing at sea level and at high altitude in adult male mice. High Alt Med Biol 00:000-000, 2015.-Wound healing consists of three simultaneous phases: inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling. Previous studies suggest that there is a delay in the healing process in high altitude, mainly due to alterations in the inflammatory phase. Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a Peruvian plant with diverse biological properties, such as the ability to protect the skin from inflammatory lesions caused by ultraviolet radiation, as well as its antioxidant and immunomodulatory properties...
August 28, 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828291/a-novel-in-vitro-transformation-of-lepidium-draba-l-using-rapid-direct-shoot-regeneration
#4
Zahra Zinhari, Shahram Pourseyedi, Jefar Zolalo
The present research is carried out to study Lepidium draba gene transformation for the first time, using direct shoot explants. As a prerequisite for gene transformation, the regeneration conditions in L. draba were optimized. We achieved an efficient and reproducible protocol for successful direct shoot regeneration without intervening callus formation. The results indicate that L. draba is the insistent species of Brassicaceae in direct shoot regeneration. Various explants of L. draba were genetically transformed with different strains of Agrobacterium tumefaciens, viz...
October 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822987/effects-of-a-water-extract-of-lepidium-meyenii-root-in-different-models-of-persistent-pain-in-rats
#5
Barbara Tenci, Lorenzo Di Cesare Mannelli, Mario Maresca, Laura Micheli, Giuseppe Pieraccini, Nadia Mulinacci, Carla Ghelardini
Lepidium meyenii (Walp.), commonly called maca, is an Andean crop belonging to the Brassicaceae family. Maca hypocotils are habitually consumed as customary food as well as traditional remedies for pathological conditions such as infertility. Moreover, the characterization of maca extracts revealed the presence of compounds that are able to modulate the nervous system. Aimed to evaluate the efficacy of L. meyenii in persistent pain, the present study analyzed the effects of a commercial root extract from maca in different animal models reproducing the most common causes of chronic painful pathologies...
August 21, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Naturforschung. C, A Journal of Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811221/is-the-hype-around-the-reproductive-health-claims-of-maca-lepidium-meyenii-walp-justified
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REVIEW
Shruti Beharry, Michael Heinrich
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Maca - Lepidium meyenii Walp has been cultivated and used by Andean people for over 1,300 to 2000 years in Peru as food and medicine. Starting in the late 1990's it has developed into an important herbal medicine in China and is now cultivated there widely, too. AIM OF STUDY: This study aims to provide an insight into the emergence of maca on the global market as an alternative remedy to treat reproductive health related problems in both men and women and to critically assess these health claims...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753508/photocatalytic-ozonation-using-doped-tio2-catalysts-for-the-removal-of-parabens-in-water
#7
João F Gomes, Inês Leal, Katarzyna Bednarczyk, Marta Gmurek, Marek Stelmachowski, Magdalena Diak, M Emília Quinta-Ferreira, Raquel Costa, Rosa M Quinta-Ferreira, Rui C Martins
Conventional wastewater treatments are inefficient for the removal of parabens. The aim of this study was finding a suitable solution using ozone and UVA irradiation combined with TiO2 catalysts doped with different noble metals (Ag, Pt, Pd, Au). Photocatalytic ozonation required lower amounts of ozone for higher efficiency on the removal of parabens, chemical oxygen demand (COD) and total organic carbon (TOC). The best catalyst for the initial contaminants degradation was 0.5% Ag-TiO2 leading to total parabens removal using 46mgO3/L...
December 31, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743101/in-silico-locating-the-immune-reactive-segments-of-lepidium-draba-peroxidase-and-designing-a-less-immune-reactive-enzyme-derivative
#8
Yaser Fattahian, Ali Riahi-Madvar, Reza Mirzaee, Gholamreza Asadikaram, Mohammad Reza Rahbar
Peroxidases have broad applications in industry, environmental as well as pharmaceutical and diagnosis. Recently applicability of peroxidases in cancer therapy was mentioned. In the present study, a horseradish peroxidase homologue from Lepidium draba was subjected to in silico analyzes aiming at identifying and locating immune-reactive regions. A derivative sequence with decreased immunogenicity and increased stability also suggested. The tertiary structure of the enzyme was predicted. The functional and structural importance of residues was annotated as well as the conservatory status of each residue...
July 17, 2017: Computational Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702124/6-hydroxy-5-nitrobenzo-d-oxazol-2-3h-one-a-degradable-derivative-of-natural-6-hydroxybenzoxazolin-2-3h-one-produced-by-pantoea-ananatis
#9
Margot Schulz, Dieter Sicker, Oliver Schackow, Lothar Hennig, Diana Hofmann, Ulrich Disko, Marina Ventura, Kateryna Basyuk
Pantoea ananatis is a bacterium associated with other microorganisms on Abutilon theophrasti Medik. roots. It converts 6-hydroxybenzoxazolin-2(3H)-one (BOA-6-OH), a hydroxylated derivative of the allelochemical benzoxazolin-2(3H)-one, into 6-hydroxy-5-nitrobenzo[d]oxazol-2(3H)-one. The compound was identified by NMR and mass spectrometric methods. In vitro synthesis succeeded with Pantoea protein, with isolated proteins from the Abutilon root surface or with horseradish peroxidase in the presence of nitrite and H2O2...
2017: Communicative & Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697431/phytotoxicity-assessment-of-olive-mill-solid-wastes-and-the-influence-of-phenolic-compounds
#10
Inês A Pinho, Daniela V Lopes, Rui C Martins, Margarida J Quina
The main objective of this work is to evaluate the phytotoxicity of olive mill solid wastes (OMW) produced in two different centrifugation technologies and also the toxicity associated with specific phenolic compounds. Two samples of waste were collected in two-phase (2P-OMW) and three-phase (3P-OMW) centrifugation olive oil production processes, and cress bioassays with Lepidium sativum L. were employed to evaluate phytotoxicity. Although both OMW have similar total phenolic content (TPh), results confirmed that 2P-OMW is more phytotoxic than 3P-OMW...
October 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635053/protective-effects-of-lepidium-meyenii-maca-aqueous-extract-and-lycopene-on-testosterone-propionate-induced-prostatic-hyperplasia-in-mice
#11
Ying Zou, Waleed Aboshora, Jing Li, Tiancun Xiao, Lianfu Zhang
The inhibitory effect of maca extractant, lycopene, and their combination was evaluated in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) mice induced by testosterone propionate. Mice were divided into a saline group, solvent control group and testosterone propionate-induced BPH mice [BPH model group, solvent BPH model group, benzyl glucosinolate group (1.44 mg/kg), maca group (60 mg/kg), lycopene treated (15, 5, and 2.5 mg/kg), maca (30 mg/kg) combine lycopene treated (7.5, 2.5, and 1.25 mg/kg), and finasteride treated]...
August 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577982/purification-characterization-and-biological-activities-of-a-polysaccharide-from-lepidium-meyenii-leaves
#12
Shufang Li, Limin Hao, Qiaozhen Kang, Yinxin Cui, Hui Jiang, Xin Liu, Jike Lu
The characteristics and biological activities of a novel polysaccharide from Lepidium meyenii leaves (LMLP) were investigated. LMLP was purified using DEAE-52 cellulose chromatography followed by SephadexG-100 chromatography. The average molecule weight of LMLP was 58.43kDa and it was composed of galactose, arabinose, rhamnose, glucose and mannose with a relative molar ratio of 5.51:4.05:1.15:0.77:0.01. Antioxidant activity results showed that LMLP presented an EC50 of 3.72mg/mL in scavenging 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical, and it also had reducing power (OD700nm being 0...
October 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560642/identification-and-characterization-of-micrornas-and-their-targets-in-high-altitude-stress-adaptive-plant-maca-lepidium-meyenii-walp
#13
Sujay Paul
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are endogenous, short (~21-nucleotide), non-coding RNA molecules that play pivotal roles in plant growth, development, and stress response signaling. In this study using recently published draft genome sequence of a high-altitude plant maca (Lepidium meyenii Walp) and applying genome-wide computational-based approaches, a total of 62 potentially conserved miRNAs belonging to 28 families were identified and four (lme-miR160a, lme-miR164c, lme-miR 166a, and lme-miR 319a) of them further validated by RT-PCR...
June 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480222/the-influence-of-ph-of-extracting-water-on-the-composition-of-seaweed-extracts-and-their-beneficial-properties-on-lepidium-sativum
#14
Katarzyna Godlewska, Izabela Michalak, Łukasz Tuhy, Katarzyna Chojnacka
Baltic seaweeds were used to obtain aqueous extracts (E) through changing initial pH of deionised water added to algal biomass (EpH3·H2O, EpH7·H2O, and EpH10·H2O) and through changing pH of the mixture of algae and deionised water (EpH3, EpH7, and EpH10). Algal extracts were characterized in terms of the concentration of polyphenols and micro- and macroelements. The highest concentration of polyphenols was determined in extract EpH3 and the lowest in extract EpH10·H2O. It was found that the obtained extracts had similar concentrations of elements (except EpH3)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472063/occurrence-of-urea-based-soluble-epoxide-hydrolase-inhibitors-from-the-plants-in-the-order-brassicales
#15
Seiya Kitamura, Christophe Morisseau, Todd R Harris, Bora Inceoglu, Bruce D Hammock
Recently, dibenzylurea-based potent soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) inhibitors were identified in Pentadiplandra brazzeana, a plant in the order Brassicales. In an effort to generalize the concept, we hypothesized that plants that produce benzyl glucosinolates and corresponding isothiocyanates also produce these dibenzylurea derivatives. Our overall aim here was to examine the occurrence of urea derivatives in Brassicales, hoping to find biologically active urea derivatives from plants. First, plants in the order Brassicales were analyzed for the presence of 1, 3-dibenzylurea (compound 1), showing that three additional plants in the order Brassicales produce the urea derivatives...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448157/protein-changes-in-lepidium-sativum-l-exposed-to-hg-during-soil-phytoremediation
#16
Beata Smolinska, Agnieszka Szczodrowska, Joanna Leszczynska
Some investigations have been carried out in this study to find the best technique of soil reclamation in mercurypolluted soil. In this study, we examined Lepidium sativum L. as a plant useful for Hg phytoextraction. The simultaneous application of compost and thiosulfate was explored as a possible method of enhancing the process of phytoextraction. The results of the investigations of plant protein changes during assisted Hg phytoextraction were also provided. The results of the study show that combined use of compost and thiosulfate significantly increased both the total Hg accumulation and its translocation to aerial plant tissues...
August 3, 2017: International Journal of Phytoremediation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429108/phenetic-and-phylogenetic-relationships-among-aceria-spp-acari-eriophyoidea-inhabiting-species-within-the-family-brassicaceae-in-serbia
#17
Zlata Živković, Biljana Vidović, Vida Jojić, Tatjana Cvrković, Radmila Petanović
We examined morphological and genetic differences among Aceria spp. inhabiting six Brassicaceae species in Serbia. Five of them have been already mentioned in the literature as original or alternate hosts of Aceria spp. (Berteroa incana (L.) DC., Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medik., Cardamine hirsuta L., Lepidium draba L. and Sisymbrium orientale L.), whereas Aurinia petraea (Ard.) Schur was registered here for the first time as a host for Aceria sp. Results of morphometric analyses indicated clear differentiation of Aceria spp...
April 20, 2017: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386894/photosynthetic-pigments-and-peroxidase-activity-of-lepidium-sativum-l-during-assisted-hg-phytoextraction
#18
Beata Smolinska, Joanna Leszczynska
The study was conducted to evaluate metabolic answer of Lepidium sativum L. on Hg, compost, and citric acid during assisted phytoextraction. The chlorophyll a and b contents, total carotenoids, and activity of peroxidase were determined in plants exposed to Hg and soil amendments. Hg accumulation in plant shoots was also investigated. The pot experiments were provided in soil artificially contaminated by Hg and/or supplemented with compost and citric acid. Hg concentration in plant shoots and soil substrates was determined by cold vapor atomic absorption spectroscopy (CV-AAS) method after acid mineralization...
May 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350346/bioactive-constituents-obtained-from-the-seeds-of-lepidium-apetalum-willd
#19
Sijian Wang, Pingping Shi, Lu Qu, Jingya Ruan, Shengcai Yang, Haiyang Yu, Yi Zhang, Tao Wang
Three new compounds, apetalumosides C₁ (1), D (2), and 1-thio--d-glucopyranosyl(1→1)-1-thio-α-d-glucopyranoside (3), together with twenty-two known ones (4-25) were obtained from the seeds of Lepidium apetalum Willd. Among the known isolates, 5-8, 10-13, 16-20, and 25 were obtained from the genus for the first time; 4, 14, 15, and 21-24 were isolated from the species for the first time. Meanwhile, the NMR data of 16 was first reported here. Their structures were determined by means of chemical and spectroscopic methods...
March 28, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343387/hydroxyl-and-methoxyl-derivatives-of-benzylglucosinolate-in-lepidium-densiflorum-with-hydrolysis-to-isothiocyanates-and-non-isothiocyanate-products-substitution-governs-product-type-and-mass-spectral-fragmentation
#20
Eleonora Pagnotta, Niels Agerbirk, Carl E Olsen, Luisa Ugolini, Susanna Cinti, Luca Lazzeri
A system of benzylic glucosinolates was found and characterized in common pepperweed, Lepidium densiflorum Schrad. The major glucosinolate was the novel 4-hydroxy-3,5-dimethoxybenzylglucosinolate (3,5-dimethoxysinalbin), present at high levels in seeds, leaves, and roots. Medium-level glucosinolates were 3,4-dimethoxybenzylglucosinolate and 3,4,5-trimethoxybenzylglucosinolate. Minor glucosinolates included benzylglucosinolate, 3-hydroxy- and 3-methoxybenzylglucosinolate, 4-hydroxybenzylglucosinolate (sinalbin), the novel 4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzylglucosinolate (3-methoxysinalbin), and indole-type glucosinolates...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
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