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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930578/identification-of-bioactive-glucose-lowering-compounds-of-methanolic-extract-of-hodgsonia-heteroclita-fruit-pulp
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Talambedu Usha, Arvind Kumar Goyal, Derhasat Narzary, Lokesh Prakash, Gulshan Wadhwa, Dinesh Babu, Divya Shanmugarajan, Sushil Kumar Middha
We have investigated the anti-oxidative and glucose-lowering effects of 70% methanolic extract of H. heteroclita fruit pulp (MHE). Anti-oxidative property of MHE was assessed by free radical scavenging assays and compound level screening by LC-MS profiling. In silico analysis and in vivo preclinical validation were also performed using molecular docking and alloxan-induced diabetic model, respectively. MHE showed high anti-oxidant activity in DPPH radical scavenging assay with an IC50 of 0.37 μg/mL. The LC-MS profile of MHE substantiated the presence of p-hydroxy acids including benzoic, salicylic, p-coumaric, o-coumaric, caffeic, protocatechuic, gentisic, 2,4-dihydroxybenzoic, gallic, vanillic, syringic, and ferulic acids...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927288/a-new-sesquiterpene-from-kalimeris-integrifolia
#2
Guo-Kai Wang, Zheng Wang, Yang Yu, Nan Zhang, Zhong-Yu Zhou, Gang Wang, Jin-Song Liu
A new sesquiterpene kalinturoside A (1), and 17 known compounds friedelan-3-ol (2), 24-ethyl-5a-cholesta-7, 22(E)-dien-3-one (3), friedelin (4), syringaresinol (5), α-spinasterol (6), ciwujiatone (7), syringic acid (8), scopoletin (9), apocynin (10), 1-(3-hydroxy-4, 5-dimethoxyphenyl)ethan-1-one (11), apigenin (12), 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (13), stigmasterol-3-O-β-d-glucopy-ranoside (14), bidenoside C (15), citrusin (16), irioresinol A (17) and syringaresinol-4-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (18) were isolated from the herbs of Kalimeris integrifolia...
September 19, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926983/expression-of-the-grape-vasts19-gene-in-arabidopsis-improves-resistance-to-powdery-mildew-and-botrytis-cinerea-but-increases-susceptibility-to-pseudomonas-syringe-pv-tomato-dc3000
#3
Yaqiong Wang, Dejun Wang, Fan Wang, Li Huang, Xiaomin Tian, Steve van Nocker, Hua Gao, Xiping Wang
Stilbene synthase (STS) is a key enzyme that catalyzes the biosynthesis of resveratrol compounds and plays an important role in disease resistance. The molecular pathways linking STS with pathogen responses and their regulation are not known. We isolated an STS gene, VaSTS19, from a Chinese wild grape, Vitis amurensis Rupr. cv. "Tonghua-3", and transferred this gene to Arabidopsis. We then generated VaSTS19-expressing Arabidopsis lines and evaluated the functions of VaSTS19 in various pathogen stresses, including powdery mildew, B...
September 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926682/development-of-a-simple-and-valid-method-for-the-trace-determination-of-phthalate-esters-in-human-plasma-using-dispersive-liquid-liquid-microextraction-coupled-with-gc-ms
#4
Karim Ebrahim, Parinaz Poursafa, Mohammad Mehdi Amin
A new method was developed for the trace determination of phthalic acid esters in plasma using dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction and gas chromatography with mass spectrometry analysis. Plasma proteins were efficiently precipitated by trichloroacetic acid and then a mixture of chlorobenzene (as extraction solvent) and acetonitrile (as dispersive solvent) rapidly injected to clear supernatant using a syringe. After the centrifuging, chlorobenzene were sedimented in the bottom of the test tube. 1 μL of this sedimented phase was injected into the gas chromatograph for phthalic acid esters analysis...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917736/off-line-microextraction-by-packed-sorbent-combined-with-on-solid-support-derivatization-and-gc-ms-application-for-the-analysis-of-five-pyrethroid-metabolites-in-urine-samples
#5
Anna Klimowska, Bartosz Wielgomas
A novel, fast and eco-friendly analytical method using microextraction by packed sorbent coupled to large volume injection-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (MEPS-LVI-GC-MS) was developed for the determination of five pyrethroid metabolites (cis-2,2-dimethyl-3-(2-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoro-1-propenyl)-cyclopropanecarboxylic acid, cis/trans-3-(2,2-dichlorovinyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropane-1-carboxylic acids, cis-(2,2-dibromovinyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid and 3-phenoxybenzoic acid) in human urine...
January 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883300/irrigation-effectiveness-of-continuous-ultrasonic-irrigation-system-an-ex-vivo-study
#6
Ahmed Jamleh, Hideaki Suda, Carlos G Adorno
This study evaluated the irrigation extrusion and smear layer (SL) removal of continuous ultrasonic irrigation (CUI). Forty root canals were shaped, embedded in warm sterile saline agar colored with 1% acid red, and distributed into four groups; three groups had the final irrigation sequence of sodium hypochlorite and EDTA solutions performed by using syringe irrigation (SI), EndoVac (EV), and CUI, respectively. Group 4 had the canals ultrasonically irrigated with saline (CUIS). Irrigant extrusion was verified by a color change of the agar...
September 7, 2017: Dental Materials Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880243/simultaneous-determination-of-seven-phenolic-acids-in-rat-plasma-using-uhplc-esi-ms-ms-after-oral-administration-of-echinacea-purpurea-extract
#7
Yan Du, Zhibin Wang, Libo Wang, Mingjie Gao, Liqian Wang, Chunli Gan, Chunjuan Yang
A rapid and sensitive Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography Electrospray Ionization Tandem Mass Spectrometry (UHPLC-ESI-MS/MS) method was developed and validated to simultaneously determine the concentration of seven phenolic acids (syringic acid, ferulic acid, caffeic acid, vanillic acid, p-coumaric acid, 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid and 4-hydroxybenzoic acid) in rat plasma after oral administration of Echinacea purpurea extract. After mixing with the internal standard (IS), butylparaben, plasma samples were prepared by liquid-liquid extraction with ethyl acetate...
September 7, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873762/the-novel-contributors-of-anti-diabetic-potential-in-mulberry-polyphenols-revealed-by-uhplc-hr-esi-tof-ms-ms
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Fuhua Li, Bin Zhang, Gu Chen, Xiong Fu
To explore the comprehensive phenolic profile of mulberry (Morus alba L.) fruit and reveal the novel anti-diabetic constituents, mulberry polyphenols (MP) were fractionated through gradient ethanol elution and subjected to composition and bioactivity analysis. Forty-seven phenolic compounds were identified and quantified through UHPLC-HR-ESI-TOF-MS/MS, including twenty-one newly identified compounds such as delphinidin 3-rutinoside-5-glucoside and cyanidin 3-rutinoside dimer. The antioxidant activity and anti-diabetic potential of fractionated MP were analyzed in vitro and ex vivo with HepG2 and pancreatic β-cell RIN-m5F...
October 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873629/phenolic-acids-anthocyanins-proanthocyanidins-antioxidant-activity-minerals-and-their-correlations-in-non-pigmented-red-and-black-rice
#9
Yafang Shao, Zhanqiang Hu, Yonghong Yu, Renxiang Mou, Zhiwei Zhu, Trust Beta
Soluble-free, soluble-conjugated, insoluble-bound phenolics and antioxidant activity, flavonoid (TFC), proanthocyanidins (TPAC), anthocyanins and minerals of fifteen whole rice grains with different colors were investigated. Soluble-free protocatechuic and vanillic acids were only quantified in black rice, which had the most quantities. Non-pigmented rice had no detectable conjugated protocatechuic and 2,5-dihydroxybenzoic acids both of which were found in black and red rice, respectively. The main bound phenolic acids were ferulic and p-coumaric, as well as 2,5-dihydroxybenzoic in red rice and protocatechuic and vanillic acids in black rice...
January 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870197/polarity-based-characterization-of-biologically-active-extracts-of-ajuga-bracteosa-wall-ex-benth-and-rp-hplc-analysis
#10
Syeda Saniya Zahra, Madiha Ahmed, Muhammad Qasim, Bilquees Gul, Muhammad Zia, Bushra Mirza, Ihsan-Ul Haq
BACKGROUND: The concept of botanical therapeutics has revitalized due to wide importance of plant derived pharmaceuticals. Therefore, the ameliorative characteristics of Ajuga bracteosa were studied. METHODS: Total phenolic content, flavonoid content, antioxidant capacity, reducing power and free-radical scavenging activity were determined colorimetrically. Specific polyphenols were quantified by RP-HPLC analysis. Preliminary cytotoxicity was tested using brine shrimp lethality assay while antiproliferative activity against THP-1 and Hep-G2 cell lines was determined by MTT and SRB protocols respectively...
September 5, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859105/programmed-cell-death-in-acanthamoeba-castellanii-neff-induced-by-several-molecules-present-in-olive-leaf-extracts
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Ines Sifaoui, Atteneri López-Arencibia, Carmen Mª Martín-Navarro, María Reyes-Batlle, Carolina Wagner, Olfa Chiboub, Mondher Mejri, Basilio Valladares, Manef Abderrabba, José E Piñero, Jacob Lorenzo-Morales
Therapy against Acanthamoeba infections such as Granulomatous Amoebic Encephalitis (GAE) and Acanthamoeba Keratitis (AK), remains as an issue to be solved due to the existence of a cyst stage which is highly resistant to most chemical and physical agents. Recently, the activity of Olive Leaf Extracts (OLE) was demonstrated against Acanthamoeba species. However, the molecules involved in this activity were not identified and/or evaluated. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the activity of the main molecules which are present in OLE and secondly to study their mechanism of action in Acanthamoeba...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846647/sinapic-acid-affects-phenolic-and-trichothecene-profiles-of-f-culmorum-and-f-graminearum-sensu-stricto
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Tomasz Kulik, Kinga Stuper-Szablewska, Katarzyna Bilska, Maciej Buśko, Anna Ostrowska-Kołodziejczak, Dariusz Załuski, Juliusz Perkowski
Plant-derived compounds for reducing the mycotoxin load in food and feed have become a rapidly developing research field of importance for plant breeding efforts and in the search for natural fungicides. In this study, toxigenic strains of Fusarium culmorum and F. graminearum sensu stricto were exposed to sinapic acid on solid YES media at levels close to those reported in wheat bran. Fusaria produced phenolic acids, whose accumulation was decreased by exogenous sinapic acid. Strains exposed to the lowest doses of sinapic acid showed more efficient reduction of phenolic acid production than fungi kept at higher concentrations of this compound...
August 28, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827602/lignin-valorization-two-hybrid-biochemical-routes-for-the-conversion-of-polymeric-lignin-into-value-added-chemicals
#13
Weihua Wu, Tanmoy Dutta, Arul M Varman, Aymerick Eudes, Bianca Manalansan, Dominique Loqué, Seema Singh
Naturally, many aerobic organisms degrade lignin-derived aromatics through conserved intermediates including protocatechuate and catechol. Employing this microbial approach offers a potential solution for valorizing lignin into valuable chemicals for a potential lignocellulosic biorefinery and enabling bioeconomy. In this study, two hybrid biochemical routes combining lignin chemical depolymerization, plant metabolic engineering, and synthetic pathway reconstruction were demonstrated for valorizing lignin into value-added products...
August 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822021/morus-nigra-and-its-major-phenolic-syringic-acid-have-antidepressant-like-and-neuroprotective-effects-in-mice
#14
Ana Paula Dalmagro, Anderson Camargo, Ana Lúcia Bertarello Zeni
Depression is a disorder with a high incidence that has been increasing worldwide although the pathophysiology remains unclear. Moreover, some studies revealed a higher concentration of glutamate and oxidative stress in the patients' brain, which causes cell death by excitotoxicity. Morus nigra L. is known as black mulberry and its leaves are popularly used to treat affections related to menopause, obesity and high cholesterol. M. nigra leaves are a rich fount of phenolics which well-known by the antioxidant property...
August 18, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821045/production-of-cellulose-nanofibers-using-phenolic-enhanced-surface-oxidation
#15
Iman Beheshti Tabar, Ximing Zhang, Jeffrey P Youngblood, Nathan S Mosier
In this study we demonstrate that lignin monomers formed as byproducts of pulping or bioprocessing of lignocellulosic biomass is an effective enhancer to oxidize cellulose surfaces with ozone for the production of cellulose nanofibers (CNF). Never dried softwood pulp with minimum mercerization was enzymatically treated leading to a homogeneous pulp slurry with a higher reactivity. The slurry was oxidized by ozone gas in the presence of syringic acid, a lignin degradation model compound, as an oxidation enhancer at room temperature and pH 11...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817965/trametes-versicolor-ethanol-extract-a-promising-candidate-for-health-promoting-food-supplement
#16
Ljiljana Janjušević, Boris Pejin, Sonja Kaišarević, Stanislava Gorjanović, Ferenc Pastor, Kristina Tešanović, Maja Karaman
This study aimed to estimate antiradical, antioxidant (AO) and cytotoxic activities of the fungus Trametes versicolor ethanol fruiting body extract. The extract was found to effectively scavenge both O2(•-) and NO(•) (29.62 and 52.48 μg/mL, respectively). It also showed a good AO activity in the polarographic HPMC assay (950%/mL). p-Hydroxybenzoic acid may be one of the responsible compounds for the afore-mentioned activities. The same extract also exhibited a concentration-dependent cytotoxicity against MCF-7 and HepG2 tumour cell lines reaching IC50 values of 123...
August 18, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816207/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-various-sound-pressure-levels-on-the-level-of-serum-aldosterone-concentration-in-rats
#17
Parvin Nassiri, Sajad Zare, Mohammad R Monazzam, Akram Pourbakht, Kamal Azam, Taghi Golmohammadi
INTRODUCTION: Noise exposure may have anatomical, nonauditory, and auditory influences. Considering nonauditory impacts, noise exposure can cause alterations in the automatic nervous system, including increased pulse rates, heightened blood pressure, and abnormal secretion of hormones. The present study aimed at examining the effect of various sound pressure levels (SPLs) on the serum aldosterone level among rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 45 adult male rats with an age range of 3 to 4 months and a weight of 200 ± 50 g were randomly divided into 15 groups of three...
July 2017: Noise & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815250/-methods-and-effects-of-injection-of-salvianolic-acid-b-combined-with-triamcinolone-acetonide-in-the-treatment-of-oral-submucous-fibrosis
#18
Yi-Cai Xiao, Xin-Chun Jian, Lian Zheng, Chao Zhou, Yong-Xiu DU
PURPOSE: To introduce the methods of triamcinolone acetonide (TA) and salvianolic acid B(SA-B) intralesional injection in the treatment of oral submucous fibrosis and evaluate the treatment effects. METHODS: TA combined with SA-B were consecutively applied intralesionally 1 time weekly for 30 times. The technique of intralesional injection was that syringe needle be emptied into submucous tissues 1 cm posterior to the corner of oral cavity running from the front to retromolar area by pushing the injection, then the syringe needle retained to the original point and upward from the front to retromolar area by pushing the injection, finally the syringe needle returned to the starting point and downward from the front to retromolar area by pushing the injection...
April 2017: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807092/extraction-and-determination-of-trace-amounts-of-p-coumaric-acid-in-vinegar-carrot-juice-and-seed-extract-from-silybum-marianum-l-gaertn
#19
Rouhollah Khani, Zeinab Rostami, Ghodsieh Bagherzade, Vahid Khojeh
In this study, for the monitoring and quantification of p-coumaric acid (p-CA) in vinegar, carrot juice, and seed extract from the plant species Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertn, an efficient and low-cost analytical method has been applied. For this purpose, a dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction (DLLME) method, followed by UV-Vis spectrophotometric detection, was used. To form a cloudy solution, a binary mixture containing ethanol as a disperser solvent and chloroform as an extraction solvent was rapidly injected by syringe into a sample solution containing p-CA...
August 10, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764082/biotransformation-and-metabolism-of-three-mulberry-anthocyanin-monomers-by-rat-gut-microflora
#20
Yao Chen, Qian Li, Ting Zhao, Zhen Zhang, Guanghua Mao, Weiwei Feng, Xiangyang Wu, Liuqing Yang
Anthocyanins (ACNs) are naturally occurring components of human diet. Evidence has accumulated regarding the positive association of their intake with chronic disease. Because microbiota has been considered as a metabolic organ, the bacterial-dependent metabolisms of three types of ACNs from mulberry fruits (cyanidin-3-glucoside (C3G), cyanidin-3-rutinoside (C3R), delphinidin-3-rutinoside (D3R)) during a simulation of large intestine conditions were investigated. ACNs and metabolites were analysed and characterized by high performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-mass spectrum (HPLC-ESI-MS/MS)...
December 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
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