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Srividya Gopalakrishnan, Harshavardhana H Ediga, S Sreenivasa Reddy, G Bhanuprakash Reddy, Ayesha Ismail
Altered activity of the proteolytic machine-the 26S proteasome is observed in many disease conditions. Hence, either inhibition or activation of the 26S proteasome is thought to be a novel therapy for treatment of certain diseases such as cancer and neurodegenerative disorders. In this study, we tested the potential of cinnamon and one of its active ingredients, procyanidin-B2 (PCB2), in inhibiting the catalytic activities of the proteasome and suppressing prostate cancer cell growth. Proteasome activities were measured using fluorogenic substrates specific for the different enzymatic activities of the 26S proteasome by flourometry...
March 14, 2018: IUBMB Life
Kai Peng, Qianqian Huang, Zhongjun Xu, Tim A McAllister, Surya Acharya, Irene Mueller-Harvey, Christopher Drake, Junming Cao, Yanhua Huang, Yuping Sun, Shunxi Wang, Yuxi Wang
Conservation methods have been shown to affect forage nutrient composition and value, but little information is available about the effect of forage conservation on plant condensed tannins (CT). The objective of this study was to assess the effects of conservation method on the concentration, chemical composition and biological activity of CT. Whole-plant purple prairie clover (PPC, Dalea purpurea Vent.) was harvested at full flower and conserved as freeze-dried forage (FD), hay (HAY) or silage (SIL). Concentration of CT in conserved PPC was determined by the butanol-HCl-acetone method...
March 6, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Jaishabanu Ameeramja, Ekambaram Perumal
Fluorosis (fluoride toxicity) seems to be reduced by plant secondary metabolites. Tamarind seed coat extract (TSCE), a mixture of procyanidins and polyphenols, possesses numerous pharmacological activities. Regardless of its beneficial properties, the underlying molecular mechanism against chronic fluorosis in vivo is not known. Hence, the present study is aimed to investigate the efficacy of TSCE against fluoride (F- )-induced pulmonary toxicity in rats. Female Wistar rats were randomly divided into four groups and treated with NaF (300 ppm in drinking water) and TSCE (100 mg/kg/bw by oral intubation) alone and in combination daily for 30 days...
March 5, 2018: Inflammation
Le Ying, De-Dong Kong, Yuan-Yuan Gao, Feng Yan, Yue-Fei Wang, Ping Xu
Phenolics, as the main bioactive compounds in tea, have been suggested to have potential in the prevention of various human diseases. However, little is known about phenolics and their bioactivity in Zhangping Narcissue tea cake which is considered the most special kind of oolong tea. To unveil its bioactivity, three phenolic-enriched extracts were obtained from Zhangping Narcissue tea cake using ethyl acetate, n-butanol, and water. Their main chemical compositions and in vitro bioactivity were analyzed by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and ultra-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS)...
2018: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
François Chassagne, Mohamed Haddad, Aurélien Amiel, Chiobouaphong Pharkeovilay, Chanthanom Manithip, Geneviève Bourdy, Eric Deharo, Guillaume Marti
Liver cancer is a major health burden in Southeast Asia, and most patients turn towards the use of medicinal plants to alleviate their symptoms. The aim of this work was to apply to Southeast Asian plants traditionally used to treat liver disorders, a successive ranking strategy based on a comprehensive review of the literature and metabolomic data in order to relate ethnopharmacological relevance to chemical entities of interest. We analyzed 45 publications resulting in a list of 378 plant species, and our point system based on the frequency of citation in the literature allowed the selection of 10 top ranked species for further collection and extraction...
February 22, 2018: Fitoterapia
Alfonso Alejo-Armijo, Nicolás Glibota, María P Frías, Joaquín Altarejos, Antonio Gálvez, Sofía Salido, Elena Ortega-Morente
Natural A-type procyanidins have shown very interesting biological activities, such as their proven antiadherence properties against pathogenic bacteria. In order to find the structural features responsible for their activities, we describe herein the design and synthesis of six A-type procyanidin analogues and the evaluation of their antimicrobial and antibiofilm properties against 12 resistant bacteria, both Gram positive and Gram negative, isolated from organic foods. The natural A-type procyanidin A-2, which had known antiadherence activity, was also tested as a reference compound for the comparative studies...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Monika E Czerwińska, Marta K Dudek, Karolina A Pawłowska, Anna Pruś, Maria Ziaja, Sebastian Granica
Linden flower is a wildly used plant material among patients in the treatment of common cold symptoms and mucosa inflammations. However, the structure and bioactivity of flavan-3-ol derivatives present in infusions from flowers of Tilia cordata have not been studied so far. The aim of current study was to isolate and identify main procyanidins present in the flowers of small-leaved lime and to evaluate their influence on the inflammatory response of human neutrophils ex vivo. The chemical structure of isolated compounds was established by 1D and 2D NMR experiments...
February 12, 2018: Fitoterapia
Maria Augusta Tremocoldi, Pedro Luiz Rosalen, Marcelo Franchin, Adna Prado Massarioli, Carina Denny, Érica Regina Daiuto, Jonas Augusto Rizzato Paschoal, Priscilla Siqueira Melo, Severino Matias de Alencar
This study aimed to evaluate the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cytotoxic properties and phenolic composition of peel and seed of avocado varieties Hass and Fuerte using green solvents. Ethanol soluble compounds were identified in peel and seed of both varieties using HPLC-MS/MS and quantified using HPLC-DAD. Agro-industrial by-products of both varieties exhibited high radical scavenging activity against synthetic free radicals (DPPH and ABTS) and reactive oxygen species (peroxyl, superoxide, and hypochlorous acid) and high ability to reduce Fe3+ to Fe2+...
2018: PloS One
S Wiesneth, G Jürgenliemk
A principle mostly being used to quantify phenols and tannins is the Folin-Ciocalteu's reagent method described in the European Pharmacopeia's method 2.8.14. Aim of the present study was to simplify this procedure in order to handle larger sample numbers. By changing the wavelength, the amounts of reagents, miniaturizing the setting to microtiter scale and changing the incubation time before measurement, the Ph. Eur. method 2.8.14 was optimized for a larger number of experiments. Calibration curves and time kinetics with different phenolic compounds (catechol, procyanidin B1, gallic acid, (+)-catechin, tannic acid, salicylic acid, ferulic acid) were determined...
April 1, 2017: Die Pharmazie
Dan Liu
BACKGROUND: This study is aimed at investigating the effects of procyanidin on cardiomyocyte apoptosis of myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in rats. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned into four groups: control group (normal saline), ischemic group (normal saline), procyanidin low-dose group (procyanidin 50 mg/kg/day) and procyanidin high-dose group (procyanidin 100 mg/kg/day) by intragastric administration for 2 weeks. After last administration, myocardial I/R model was induced by ligating left anterior descending artery for 30 min followed by 120 min of perfusion...
February 13, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
Krzysztof Dziedzic, Danuta Górecka, Artur Szwengiel, Hanna Sulewska, Ivan Kreft, Elżbieta Gujska, Jarosław Walkowiak
In this report, we presented the profile of polyphenolic substances in flowers, leaves, stalk and roots of Fagopyrum tataricum estimated by using RP-UHPLC-ESI-MS equipment (reversed-phase ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry). The neutral detergent fibre, acid detergent fibre, acid detergent lignin, cellulose and hemicellulose were also determined. Flowers, leaves, stalk and roots showed varying levels of dietary fibre and polyphenols. The highest content of neutral and acid detergent fibre were found in the roots (63...
February 12, 2018: Plant Foods for Human Nutrition
Chi Gao, David Cunningham, Haiyan Liu, Christina Khoo, Liwei Gu
The objective of this study was to develop a thiolysis HPLC method to quantify total procyanidins, ratio of A-type linkages, and A-type procyanidin equivalents in cranberry products. Cysteamine was utilized as a low-odor substitute of toluene-α-thiol for thiolysis depolymerization. Reaction temperature of 70 °C and reaction time of 20 min, in 0.3 M of HCl were determined to be an optimum depolymerization condition. Thiolytic products of cranberry procyanidins were separated on a RP-HPLC and identified using high resolution mass spectrometry...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Javier I Ottaviani, Christian Heiss, Jeremy P Spencer, Malte Kelm, Hagen Schroeter
The last 8 years have seen significant developments in our understanding of dietary flavanols and procyanidins in the context of human health and nutrition. During the same time, recognition of the importance of nutrition in primary disease prevention and health maintenance has increased. In addition, the concept of dietary bioactives (food constituents that although not essential to human life and procreation, may nevertheless play an important role in disease risk reduction, primary disease prevention, and healthy aging) has been created and developed...
February 7, 2018: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
C Mannozzi, U Tylewicz, F Chinnici, L Siroli, P Rocculi, M Dalla Rosa, S Romani
The aim of this work was to evaluate the efficacy of an innovative edible coating, based on chitosan from mushrooms enriched with procyanidins extracted from grape seeds, on fresh blueberry quality maintenance, (weight loss, pH, dry matter, colour, firmness and antioxidant activity) and microbial growth, during 14 days of storage at 4 °C. For weight loss, pH and dry matter no relevant differences were detected among the control and the differently coated samples at each considered storage time. Chitosan and chitosan + procyanidins coatings promoted a slight decrease of luminosity and an increase of blue hue colour of blueberry samples during the whole storage period...
June 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
Allisson Benatti Justino, Natália Carnevalli Miranda, Rodrigo Rodrigues Franco, Mário Machado Martins, Neide Maria da Silva, Foued Salmen Espindola
Annona muricata leaves are used in traditional medicine to manage diabetes mellitus and its complications. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential in vitro antidiabetic properties of Annona muricata leaf by identifying its main phytochemical constituents and characterizing the phenolic-enriched fractions for their in vitro antioxidant capacity and inhibitory activities against glycoside and lipid hydrolases, advanced glycation end-product formation and lipid peroxidation. Ethanol extract of A. muricata leaf was subjected to a liquid-liquid partitioning and its fractions were used in enzymatic assays to evaluate their inhibitory potential against α-amylase, α-glucosidase and lipase, as well as their antioxidant (DPPH, ORAC, FRAP and Fe2+-ascorbate-induced lipid peroxidation assays) and anti-glycation (BSA-fructose, BSA-methylglyoxal and arginine-methylglyoxal models) capacities...
February 6, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Jessica Quijada, Christopher Drake, Elodie Gaudin, Ramzi El Korso, Herve Hoste, Irene Mueller-Harvey
The variable anthelmintic efficacy of condensed tannins (CT) against gastrointestinal nematodes may depend on CT concentration, composition or fate along the digestive tract. We analyzed CT concentration and composition by acetone-HCl-butanol and thiolysis coupled to HPLC-MS in digesta and feces of lambs. Lambs had been infected with Haemonchus contortus and Trichostrongylus colubriformis and received sainfoin pellets and hazelnut skins of contrasting prodelphinidin/procyanidin ratios. The digesta and feces had lower CT concentrations than the original feeds, but similar concentration patterns across the digestive compartments...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Giovanna Fia, Claudio Gori, Ginevra Bucalossi, Francesca Borghini, Bruno Zanoni
The wine industry is well known for its production of a large amount of wastes and by-products. Among them, unripe grapes from thinning operations are an undervalued by-product. Grapes are an interesting source of natural antioxidants such as flavonoids, non-flavonoids and stilbenes. A potential strategy to exploit unripe grapes was investigated in this study. Juice from unripe grapes, v. Sangiovese, was obtained by an innovative technique of solid-liquid extraction without the use of solvents. The juice was dried by a spray-drying technique with the addition of arabic gum as support to obtain powder; juice and powder were characterized for antioxidant activity, phenolic concentration and profile...
February 8, 2018: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
Taotao Dai, Jun Chen, Qian Li, Panying Li, Peng Hu, Chengmei Liu, Ti Li
Procyanidins were reported to have an inhibitory effect on α-amylase, but the interaction mechanism between procyanidins and α-amylase was rarely reported. Spectroscopic and molecular docking techniques were utilized to explore the interaction between porcine pancreatic α-amylase (PPA) and B-type procyanidin dimer (PB2). PB2 decreased the intrinsic fluorescence and surface hydrophobicity of PPA, indicating that an interaction occurred and complex formed. The binding process of complex was spontaneous and the main interaction was hydrophobic force...
January 30, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Tao Bao, Yuting Li, Jiahong Xie, Chongde Sun, Xian Li, Yunfeng Pu, Wei Chen
This study was aimed to investigate the impact of in vitro gastrointestinal digestion on some common and new bayberry cultivars. The contents of total phenolics (246-669mg gallic acid equivalents/kg FW (fresh weight)), flavonoids (116-689mg quercetin-3-O-rutinoside equivalents/kg FW), procyanidins (28-133mg catechin equivalents/kg FW) and anthocyanins (1-7mg cyaniding-3-O-glucoside equivalents/kg FW) were detected in digested cultivars. HPLC-TOF-MS analysis identified 17 phenolic compounds in digested sample...
January 2018: Food Research International
Mirtha Navarro, Ileana Moreira, Elizabeth Arnaez, Silvia Quesada, Gabriela Azofeifa, Felipe Vargas, Diego Alvarado, Pei Chen
The phenolic composition of skin and flesh from Malus domestica apples (Anna cultivar) and Prunus domestica plums (satsuma cultivar) commercial cultivars in Costa Rica, was studied using Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography coupled with High Resolution Mass Spectrometry (UPLC-DAD-ESI-MS) on enriched-phenolic extracts, with particular emphasis in proanthocyanidin and flavonoids characterization. A total of 52 compounds were identified, including 21 proanthocyanidins ([(+)-catechin and (-)-epicatechin]) flavan-3-ols monomers, five procyanidin B-type dimers and two procyanidin A-type dimers, five procyanidin B-type trimers and two procyanidin A-type trimers, as well as one procyanidin B-type tetramer, two procyanidin B-type pentamers, and two flavan-3-ol gallates); 15 flavonoids (kaempferol, quercetin and naringenin derivatives); nine phenolic acids (protochatechuic, caffeoylquinic, and hydroxycinnamic acid derivatives); five hydroxychalcones (phloretin and 3-hydroxyphloretin derivatives); and two isoprenoid glycosides (vomifoliol derivatives)...
January 30, 2018: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
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