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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231130/evaluation-of-turmeric-powder-adulterated-with-metanil-yellow-using-ft-raman-and-ft-ir-spectroscopy
#1
Sagar Dhakal, Kuanglin Chao, Walter Schmidt, Jianwei Qin, Moon Kim, Diane Chan
Turmeric powder (Curcuma longa L.) is valued both for its medicinal properties and for its popular culinary use, such as being a component in curry powder. Due to its high demand in international trade, turmeric powder has been subject to economically driven, hazardous chemical adulteration. This study utilized Fourier Transform-Raman (FT-Raman) and Fourier Transform-Infra Red (FT-IR) spectroscopy as separate but complementary methods for detecting metanil yellow adulteration of turmeric powder. Sample mixtures of turmeric powder and metanil yellow were prepared at concentrations of 30%, 25%, 20%, 15%, 10%, 5%, 1%, and 0...
May 17, 2016: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225919/claudin-3-and-occludin-content-in-the-glands-of-colonic-mucosa-devoid-from-fecal-stream-submitted-to-topical-intervention-with-oil-extract-of-curcuma-longa
#2
Carlos Augusto Real Martinez, Caled Jaoudat Kadri, Danilo Toshio Kanno, Antônio José Tibúrcio Alves, Cláudio Saddy Rodrigues Coy, José Aires Pereira
Purpose: To evaluate the inflammatory intensity and measure the tissue content of the proteins claudin-3 and occludin in the colonic mucosa without fecal stream submit to intervention with curcumin. Methods: Thirty-six rats were submitted to a proximal colostomy and a distal mucous fistula and divided into two groups according to sacrifice to be performed two or four weeks. Each group was divided into three subgroups according daily application of enemas containing saline, curcumin at 50 mg/kg/day or 200 mg/kg/day...
January 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224377/curcumin-attenuates-surgery-induced-cognitive-dysfunction-in-aged-mice
#3
Xiang Wu, Huixin Chen, Chunhui Huang, Xinmei Gu, Jialing Wang, Dilin Xu, Xin Yu, Chu Shuai, Liping Chen, Shun Li, Yiguo Xu, Tao Gao, Mingrui Ye, Wei Su, Haixiong Liu, Jinrong Zhang, Chuang Wang, Junping Chen, Qinwen Wang, Wei Cui
Post-operative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is associated with elderly patients undergoing surgery. However, pharmacological treatments for POCD are limited. In this study, we found that curcumin, an active compound derived from Curcuma longa, ameliorated the cognitive dysfunction following abdominal surgery in aged mice. Further, curcumin prevented surgery-induced anti-oxidant enzyme activity. Curcumin also increased brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)-positive area and expression of pAkt in the brain, suggesting that curcumin activated BDNF signaling in aged mice...
February 21, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217823/novel-insight-from-computational-virtual-screening-depict-the-binding-potential-of-selected-phytotherapeutics-against-probable-drug-targets-of-clostridium-difficile
#4
Suman Kamath, Sinosh Skariyachan
This study explores computational screening and molecular docking approaches to screen novel herbal therapeutics against probable drug targets of Clostridium difficile. The essential genes were predicted by comparative genome analysis of C. difficile and best homologous organisms using BLAST search at database of essential genes (DEG). The functions of these genes in various metabolic pathways were predicted and some of these genes were considered as potential targets. Three major proteins were selected as putative targets, namely permease IIC component, ABC transporter and histidine kinase...
February 20, 2017: Interdisciplinary Sciences, Computational Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214625/curcumin-functionalized-silk-biomaterials-for-anti-aging-utility
#5
Lei Yang, Zhaozhu Zheng, Cheng Qian, Jianbing Wu, Yawen Liu, Shaozhe Guo, Gang Li, Meng Liu, Xiaoqin Wang, David L Kaplan
Curcumin is a natural antioxidant that is isolated from turmeric (Curcuma longa) and exhibits strong free radical scavenging activity, thus functional for anti-aging. However, poor stability and low solubility of curcumin in aqueous conditions limit its biomedical applications. Previous studies have shown that the anti-oxidation activity of curcumin embedded in silk fibroin films could be well preserved, resulting in the promoted adipogenesis from human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) cultured on the surface of the films...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210221/pharmacogenomic-characterization-and-isobologram-analysis-of-the-combination-of-ascorbic-acid-and-curcumin-two-main-metabolites-of-curcuma-longa-in-cancer-cells
#6
Edna Ooko, Onat Kadioglu, Henry J Greten, Thomas Efferth
Curcuma longa has long been used in China and India as anti-inflammatory agent to treat a wide variety of conditions and also as a spice for varied curry preparations. The chemoprofile of the Curcuma species exhibits the presence of varied phytochemicals with curcumin being present in all three species but AA only being shown in C. longa. This study explored the effect of a curcumin/AA combination on human cancer cell lines. The curcumin/AA combination was assessed by isobologram analysis using the Loewe additivity drug interaction model...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203261/curcumin-suppresses-intestinal-fibrosis-by-inhibition-of-ppar%C3%AE-mediated-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
#7
Su Xu, Bin Jiang, Hui Wang, Cunsi Shen, Hao Chen, Li Zeng
Intestinal fibrotic stricture is a major complication of Crohn's disease (CD) and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is considered as an important contributor to the formation of intestinal fibrosis by increasing extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins. Curcumin, a compound derived from rhizomes of Curcuma, has been demonstrated with a potent antifibrotic effect. However, its effect on intestinal fibrosis and the potential mechanism is not completely understood. Here we found that curcumin pretreatment significantly represses TGF-β1-induced Smad pathway and decreases its downstream α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) gene expression in intestinal epithelial cells (IEC-6); in contrast, curcumin increases expression of E-cadherin and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) in IEC-6...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197150/curcumin-attenuates-titanium-particle-induced-inflammation-by-regulating-macrophage-polarization-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#8
Bin Li, Yan Hu, Yaochao Zhao, Mengqi Cheng, Hui Qin, Tao Cheng, Qiaojie Wang, Xiaochun Peng, Xianlong Zhang
Periprosthetic inflammatory osteolysis and subsequent aseptic loosening are commonly observed in total joint arthroplasty. Other than revision surgery, few approved treatments are available for this complication. Wear particle-induced inflammation and macrophage polarization state play critical roles in periprosthetic osteolysis. We investigated the effects of curcumin, a polyphenol extracted from Curcuma longa, on titanium (Ti) particle-induced inflammation and macrophage polarization in vitro using the murine cell line RAW 264...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192240/effects-of-curcumin-on-hdl-functionality
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REVIEW
Shiva Ganjali, Christopher N Blesso, Maciej Banach, Matteo Pirro, Muhammed Majeed, Amirhossein Sahebkar
Curcumin, a bioactive polyphenol, is a yellow pigment of the Curcuma longa (turmeric) plant. Curcumin has many pharmacologic effects including antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic, anti-obesity, anti-angiogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. Recently, it has been found that curcumin affects lipid metabolism, and subsequently, may alleviate hyperlipidemia and atherosclerosis. Plasma HDL cholesterol (HDL-C) is an independent negative risk predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, numerous clinical and genetic studies have yielded disappointing results about the therapeutic benefit of raising plasma HDL-C levels...
February 10, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190468/curcuma-aeruginosa-roxb-essential-oil-slows-hair-growth-and-lightens-skin-in-axillae-a-randomised-double-blinded-trial
#10
Jukkarin Srivilai, Preeyawass Phimnuan, Jiraporn Jaisabai, Nantakarn Luangtoomma, Neti Waranuch, Nantaka Khorana, Wudtichai Wisuitiprot, C Norman Scholfield, Katechan Champachaisri, Kornkanok Ingkaninan
BACKGROUND: Androgenic hair-growth contributes to secondary gender characteristics but can be troublesome in women. Inhibiting axillary hair-growth via 5-α-reductases using the Thai medicinal plant, Curcuma aeruginosa Roxb. is an attractive treatment strategy. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: C. aeruginosa essential oil (CA-oil) formulated as a lotion is an efficacious and safe inhibitor of axillary hair growth. STUDY DESIGN: This trial was a single center, randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled 10 weeks, intervention in 60 women (18-23 years) and 2 weeks washout with axillary hair length was the primary end-point...
February 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185046/complete-amino-acid-sequence-of-a-copper-zinc-superoxide-dismutase-from-ginger-rhizome
#11
Yuki Nishiyama, Tamo Fukamizo, Kazunari Yoneda, Tomohiro Araki
Superoxide dismutase (SOD) is an antioxidant enzyme protecting cells from oxidative stress. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is known for its antioxidant properties, however, there are no data on SODs from ginger rhizomes. In this study, we purified SOD from the rhizome of Z. officinale (Zo-SOD) and determined its complete amino acid sequence using N terminal sequencing, amino acid analysis, and de novo sequencing by tandem mass spectrometry. Zo-SOD consists of 151 amino acids with two signature Cu/Zn-SOD motifs and has high similarity to other plant Cu/Zn-SODs...
February 9, 2017: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184941/combined-effects-of-furanodiene-and-doxorubicin-on-the-migration-and-invasion-of-mda-mb-231-breast-cancer-cells-in-vitro
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Zhang-Feng Zhong, Wen Tan, Ke Tian, Hua Yu, Wen-An Qiang, Yi-Tao Wang
Furanodiene is one of the major bioactive components isolated from the natural product of the plant, Curcuma wenyujin Y.H. Chen et C. Ling. Furanodiene has been found to exert anticancer effects in various types of cancer cell lines, as well as exhibit antimetastatic activities. However, the antimetastatic capacity of furanodiene in combination with the common chemotherapy drug doxorubicin has not been investigated. We found that doxorubicin at a non-toxic concentration induced cell migration and cell invasion in highly metastatic breast cancer cells...
February 10, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177687/curcumin-protects-neuronal-cells-against-status-epilepticus-induced-hippocampal-damage-through-induction-of-autophagy-and-inhibition-of-necroptosis
#13
Jin Wang, Yuan Liu, Xiao-Hui Li, Xiang-Chang Zeng, Jian Li, Jun Zhou, Bo Xiao, Kai Hu
Status epilepticus, the most severe form of epilepsy, is characterized by progressive functional and structural damage in the hippocampus, ultimately leading to the development and clinical appearance of spontaneous, recurrent seizures. Though the pathogenesis underlying epileptogenesis processes remains unclear, a substantial body of evidence has shown that status epilepticus acts as an important initial factor in triggering epileptogenesis. Notably, besides classical cell death mechanisms such as apoptosis and necrosis, two novel regulators of cell fate known as necroptosis and autophagy, are demonstrated to be involved in neuronal damage in various neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders...
December 9, 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167853/curcumin-alters-neural-plasticity-and-viability-of-intact-hippocampal-circuits-and-attenuates-behavioral-despair-and-cox-2-expression-in-chronically-stressed-rats
#14
Ga-Young Choi, Hyun-Bum Kim, Eun-Sang Hwang, Seok Lee, Min-Ji Kim, Ji-Young Choi, Sung-Ok Lee, Sang-Seong Kim, Ji-Ho Park
Curcumin is a major diarylheptanoid component of Curcuma longa with traditional usage for anxiety and depression. It has been known for the anti-inflammatory, antistress, and neurotropic effects. Here we examined curcumin effect in neural plasticity and cell viability. 60-channel multielectrode array was applied on organotypic hippocampal slice cultures (OHSCs) to monitor the effect of 10 μM curcumin in long-term depression (LTD) through low-frequency stimulation (LFS) to the Schaffer collaterals and commissural pathways...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167449/curcumin-and-treatment-of-melanoma-the-potential-role-of-micrornas
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REVIEW
Diana Lelli, Claudio Pedone, Amirhosssein Sahebkar
Melanoma is the most aggressive type of skin cancer and is characterized by poor prognosis in its advanced stages because treatments are poorly effective and burdened with severe adverse effects. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that are implicated in several cellular processes; they are categorized as oncogenic and tumor suppressor miRNAs. Several miRNAs are implicated in the pathogenesis and progression of melanoma, such as the tumor suppressor miR-let7b that targets cyclin D and regulates cell cycle...
February 3, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167107/investigation-on-curcumin-nanocomposite-for-wound-dressing
#16
G Devanand Venkatasubbu, T Anusuya
Curcuma longa (turmeric) has a long history of use in medicine as a treatment for inflammatory conditions. The primary active constituent of turmeric and the one responsible for its vibrant yellow color is curcumin. Curcumin is used for treatment of wound and inflammation. It had antimicrobial and antioxidant property. It has low intrinsic toxicity and magnificent properties like with comparatively lesser side-effects. Cotton cloth is one of the most successful wound dressings which utilize the intrinsic properties of cotton fibers...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165402/inhibition-of-cell-survival-by-curcumin-is-associated-with-downregulation-of-cell-division-cycle-20-cdc20-in-pancreatic-cancer-cells
#17
Yu Zhang, Ying-Bo Xue, Hang Li, Dong Qiu, Zhi-Wei Wang, Shi-Sheng Tan
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive human tumors in the United States. Curcumin, a polyphenol derived from the Curcuma longa plant, has been reported to exert its antitumor activity in pancreatic cancer. However, the molecular mechanisms of curcumin-mediated tumor suppressive function have not been fully elucidated. In the current study, we explore whether curcumin exhibits its anti-cancer function through inhibition of oncoprotein cell division cycle 20 (Cdc20) in pancreatic cancer cells. We found that curcumin inhibited cell growth, enhanced apoptosis, induced cell cycle arrest and retarded cell invasion in pancreatic cancer cells...
February 4, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155996/anti-apoptotic-effects-of-curcuma-longa-l-extract-and-its-curcuminoids-against-blue-light-induced-cytotoxicity-in-a2e-laden-human-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells
#18
Sang-Il Park, Eun Hye Lee, So Ra Kim, Young Pyo Jang
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study was to investigate the protective effect of the Curcuma longa L. extract (CLE) and its curcuminoids against blue light-induced cytotoxicity in human retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells laded with A2E. A2E has been concerned in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: To perform this study, A2E-accumulated ARPE-19 cells were exposed to blue light to induce cytotoxicity. The cytotoxicity and apoptotic gene expression levels were evaluated using a lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) assay and real-time PCR analysis, respectively...
March 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154518/drug-target-identification-and-elucidation-of-natural-inhibitors-for-bordetella-petrii-an-in-silico-study
#19
Surya Narayan Rath, Manisha Ray, Animesh Pattnaik, Sukanta Kumar Pradhan
Environmental microbes like Bordetella petrii has been established as a causative agent for various infectious diseases in human. Again, development of drug resistance in B. petrii challenged to combat against the infection. Identification of potential drug target and proposing a novel lead compound against the pathogen has a great aid and value. In this study, bioinformatics tools and technology have been applied to suggest a potential drug target by screening the proteome information of B. petrii DSM 12804 (accession No...
December 2016: Genomics & Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152102/anthelmintic-potential-of-thymoquinone-and-curcumin-on-fasciola-gigantica
#20
Rizwan Ullah, Abdur Rehman, Mohd Faraz Zafeer, Lubna Rehman, Yasir A Khan, M A Hannan Khan, Shahper N Khan, Asad U Khan, S M A Abidi
Fasciolosis an economically important global disease of ruminants in the temperate and tropical regions, caused by Fasciola hepatica and F. gigantica, respectively, also poses a potential zoonotic threat. In India alone it causes huge losses to stakeholders. Anthelmintics including triclabendazole have been used to control this menace but the emerging resistance against the available compounds necessitates identification of novel and alternative therapeutic measures involving plant derived natural compounds for their anthelmintic potential...
2017: PloS One
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