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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147836/effects-of-saffron%C3%A2-and-its-constituents-%C3%A2-crocin-1-crocin-2-and-crocetin-on-%C3%AE-synuclein-fibrils
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Eiji Inoue, Yasuharu Shimizu, Ryo Masui, Tomomi Hayakawa, Tomoe Tsubonoya, Satoko Hori, Keiichi Sudoh
Saffron, the stigma of Crocus sativus Linné (Iridaceae family), has been known to inhibit aggregation of β-amyloid, a nerve tissue protein. α-Synuclein (αS) is a 140-amino acid protein found abundantly in various regions of the brain. Its abnormal aggregation and accumulation in nerve tissue are said to cause neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease, Lewy body dementia, and multiple-system atrophy. This study (part of this study was presented at the 137th Annual Meeting of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan) examined the effects of saffron, its constituents (crocin-1, crocin-2, crocetin, and safranal), and crocetin structural analogs (hexadecanedioic acid, norbixin, and trans, trans-muconic acid) on αS aggregation, and αS fibril dissociation...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126369/secondary-metabolites-from-endemic-species-iris-adriatica-trinajsti%C3%A4-ex-miti%C3%A4-iridaceae
#2
Danka Bukvički, Miroslav Novaković, Nurunajah Ab Ghani, Petar D Marin, Yoshinori Asakawa
This manuscript describes the first detailed chemical investigation of endemic species Iris adriatica, including isolation and structure elucidation. Chemical analyses of the rhizome CH2Cl2/MeOH (2:1) extract revealed fourteen secondary metabolites, mainly isoflavonoids. Among isoflavonoids, two groups have been found: nigricin-type and tectorigenin-type. Dominant group of the isolated compounds has been nigricin-type isoflavones: nigricin, nigricin-4'-(1-O-β-D-glucopyranoside) and nigricin-4'-(1-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl (1-6)-β-D-glucopyranoside) with 2...
November 10, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569513/gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-studies-of-the-component-composition-of-carboxylic-acids-of-the-rhizomes-of-iris-medwedewii-and-iris-carthaliniae-iridaceae
#3
Javanshir I Isayev, Оlga O Mykhailenko, Vladumir M Kovalyov, Gamid M Gurbanov, Murad Y Suleymanov
The composition of carboxylic acids of the rhizomes of Iris carthaliniae and Iris medwedewii by the gas chromatography - mass spectrometry method has been studied for the first time. The total content of carboxylic acids for I. carthaliniae was 1.34%, including (%) - 0.65 fatty; 0.36 mono-, di- and tri-carboxylic; 0.33 phenol carboxylic acids. The yield of carboxylic acids for I. medwedewii was 1.58%, including (%) - 0.73 fatty; 0.38 mono-, di- and tri-carboxylic; 0.47 phenol carboxylic acids. The dominant fatty acids in the rhizomes of I...
2017: Ceská a Slovenská Farmacie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529837/fifteen-microsatellite-markers-for-herbertia-zebrina-iridaceae-an-endangered-species-from-south-american-grasslands
#4
Cristiane Forgiarini, Manuel Curto, Eudes Maria Stiehl-Alves, Christian Bräuchler, Johannes Kollmann, Harald Meimberg, Tatiana Teixeira de Souza-Chies
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Polymorphic microsatellite loci were developed and used to genotype individuals of Herbertia zebrina (Iridaceae) as a first step for assessment of intraspecific genetic diversity. METHODS AND RESULTS: Primer pairs for 47 markers were developed: 20 from a microsatellite-enriched library and 27 from a next-generation sequencing run using the Illumina MiSeq platform. Of those, 15 loci were considered successful, of which 12 were polymorphic and three were monomorphic...
May 2017: Applications in Plant Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511420/effect-of-intraperitoneal-injection-of-saffron-on-the-treatment-of-experimental-endotoxin-induced-uveitis-in-the-rabbit
#5
Mohammad Reza Talebnejad, Kazem Soltanzadeh, Eghtedari Masoomeh, Masoud Yasemi, Mohammad Reza Khalili, Sherafat Maryam
INTRODUCTION: Saffron with scientific name of "Crocus sativus" from the family "Iridaceae" is a plant without stem and root. Antioxidative and immunomodulatory effects of saffron has been demonstrated in different studies. AIM: To assess the effects of saffron in the treatment on Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced uveitis in the rabbit. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty healthy female New Zealand white rabbits were prepared. LPS induced uveitis was confirmed via slit lamp examination 24 hours after intravitreal injection of Salmonella typhimurium LPS endotoxin in the right eye of all rabbits...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509436/pollinators-shift-to-nectar-robbers-when-florivory-occurs-with-effects-on-reproductive-success-in-iris-bulleyana-iridaceae
#6
Z-M Ye, X-F Jin, Q-F Wang, C-F Yang, D W Inouye
Studies have indicated that florivory and nectar robbing may reduce reproductive success of host plants. However, whether and how these effects might interact when plants are simultaneously attacked by both florivores and nectar robbers still needs further investigation. We used Iris bulleyana to detect the interactions among florivory, nectar robbing and pollination, and moreover, their effects on plant reproductive success. Field investigations and hand-pollination treatments were conducted on two experimental plots from a natural population, in which Experimental plot was protected from florivores and Control plot was not manipulated...
May 16, 2017: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360398/nucleotide-diversity-and-phylogenetic-relationships-among-gladiolus-cultivars-and-related-taxa-of-family-iridaceae
#7
Niraj Singh, Baleshwar Meena, Ashish Kumar Pal, Roop Kumar Roy, Sri Krishna Tewari, Sushma Tamta, Tikam Singh Rana
The plastid genome regions of two intergenic spacers, psbA-trnH and trnL-trnF, were sequenced to study the nucleotide diversity and phylogenetic relationships among Gladiolus cultivars. Nucleotide diversity of psbA-trnH region was higher than trnL-trnF region of chloroplast. We employed Bayesian, maximum parsimony (MP) and neighbour-joining (NJ) approaches for phylogenetic analysis of Gladiolus and related taxa using combined datasets from chloroplast genome. The psbA-trnH and trnL-trnF intergenic spacers of Gladiolus and related taxa-like Babiana, Chasmanthe, Crocus, Iris, Moraea, Sisyrinchium, Sparaxis and two out group species (Hymenocallis littoralis and Asphodeline lutea) were used in the present investigation...
March 2017: Journal of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247040/transcriptome-wide-identification-phylogenetic-analysis-and-expression-profiling-of-zinc-finger-transcription-factors-from-crocus-sativus-l
#8
Aubid Hussain Malik, Nasheeman Ashraf
Crocus sativus belongs to Iridaceae family and is the only plant species which produces apocarotenoids like crocin, picrocrocin, and safranal in significant quantities. Besides their organoleptic properties, Crocus apocarotenoids have been found to possess remarkable pharmacological potential. Although apocarotenoid biosynthetic pathway has been worked out to a great degree, but the mechanism that regulates the tissue and developmental stage-specific production of Crocus apocarotenoids is not known. To identify the genes regulating apocarotenoid biosynthesis in Crocus, transcriptome wide identification of zinc-finger transcription factors was undertaken...
June 2017: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069265/8-hydroxyirilone-5-methyl-ether-and-8-hydroxyirilone-new-antioxidant-and-%C3%AE-amylase-inhibitors-isoflavonoids-from-iris-germanica-rhizomes
#9
Sabrin R M Ibrahim, Gamal A Mohamed, Mohamed F Zayed, Samir A Ross
Iris species are well recognized as wealthy sources of isoflavonoids. In the present study, phytochemical investigation of the rhizomes of Iris germanica (Iridaceae) procure the isolation of two new isoflavonoids namely, 8-hydroxyirilone 5-methyl ether (2) and 8-hydroxyirilone (3), along with eight known isoflavonoids: irilone 4'-methyl ether (1), irilone (4), irisolidone (5), irigenin S (6), irigenin (7), irilone 4'-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (8), iridin S (9), and iridin (10). The isolated flavonoids were structurally characterized with the assist of comprehensive spectroscopic analyses (UV, IR, 1D and 2D NMR, and HRMS) and comparing with the published data...
February 2017: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028094/aggregation-of-thaumatomyia-glabra-diptera-chloropidae-males-on-iris-spp-flowers-releasing-methyl-anthranilate
#10
Bonnie J Ohler, Christelle Guédot, Richard S Zack, Peter J Landolt
Aggregations of Thaumatomyia glabra (Diptera: Chloropidae) were observed on flowers of Iris pallida Lamarck (Asparagales: Iridaceae), whereas no T. glabra (Meigen) were observed on nearby Iris germanica L. flowers. Sampling of T. glabra on I. pallida flowers revealed the presence of males only. In a previous study, T. glabra males were attracted to methyl anthranilate. We found methyl anthranilate in extracts of I. pallida flowers on which T. glabra aggregated, but not in extracts of I. germanica flowers. Applying methyl anthranilate to I...
December 2016: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999238/the-effect-of-safranal-on-th1-th2-cytokine-balance
#11
Reza Feyzi, Mohammad Hossein Boskabady, Seyedeh Masoumeh Seyedhosseini Tamijani, Houshang Rafatpanah, Seyed Abdolrahim Rezaei
BACKGROUND: Several biological and medical benefits of Saffron, Crocus sativus (Iridaceae), have been demonstrated. However, mechanisms of actions for purified constituents are greatly unknown. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of Safranal, a main constituent of Saffron stigma, on cell viability and cytokine profile of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) were examined. METHODS: Effects of Safranal at 0.1, 0.5 and 1 mM concentrations were evaluated on cell viability and production of interleukin 4 (IL-4), IL-10 and interferon-γ (IFN-γ) from non-stimulated and phytohemagglutinin (PHA) stimulated PBMCs, compared to 0...
December 2016: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861946/saffron-a-promising-natural-medicine-in-the-treatment-of-metabolic-syndrome
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REVIEW
Bibi Marjan Razavi, Hossein Hosseinzadeh
Metabolic syndrome is a disorder which encompasses obesity, high blood glucose, high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. Moreover, metabolic syndrome is considered as the most important risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). CVD is the leading cause of mortality in the world for both men and women. Several chemical drugs are available to treat metabolic risk factors, but because of the safety, efficacy, cultural acceptability and lesser side effects, nowadays herbal therapy has a critical role in the treatment of these CVD risk factors...
April 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800651/crocin-attenuates-kindling-development-and-associated-cognitive-impairments-in-mice-via-inhibiting-reactive-oxygen-species-mediated-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation
#13
Arindam Ghosh Mazumder, Pallavi Sharma, Vikram Patial, Damanpreet Singh
Crocin is a pharmacologically active carotenoid pigment mainly present in the stigmas of Crocus sativus L. (Iridaceae). It has been well explored in experimental animal models of cognitive impairments, depression, anxiety and epilepsy. This study was designed to understand the effect of crocin on pentylenetetrazol (PTZ)-induced kindling development and its associated cognitive deficit in mouse. Crocin treatment at 5, 10 and 20 mg/kg p.o. doses showed a marked reduction in severity of PTZ-induced seizures. There was an increase in novel object preference index and discrimination ratio in the crocin-treated groups in the novel object recognition test...
May 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744315/aggregation-of-thaumatomyia-glabra-diptera-chloropidae-males-on-iris-spp-flowers-releasing-methyl-anthranilate
#14
Bonnie J Ohler, Christelle Guédot, Richard S Zack, Peter J Landolt
Aggregations of Thaumatomyia glabra (Diptera: Chloropidae) were observed on flowers of Iris pallida Lamarck (Asparagales: Iridaceae), whereas no T. glabra (Meigen) were observed on nearby Iris germanica L. flowers. Sampling of T. glabra on I. pallida flowers revealed the presence of males only. In a previous study, T. glabra males were attracted to methyl anthranilate. We found methyl anthranilate in extracts of I. pallida flowers on which T. glabra aggregated, but not in extracts of I. germanica flowers. Applying methyl anthranilate to I...
October 15, 2016: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706726/isolation-and-characterization-of-microsatellite-loci-in-sisyrinchium-iridaceae-and-cross-amplification-in-other-genera
#15
R B Miz, L O Tacuatiá, F W Cidade, A P de Souza, F Bered, L Eggers, T T de Souza-Chies
Recent phylogenetic studies on Sisyrinchium strongly suggest that species classified in section Hydastylus and section Viperella belong to a single group of plants in recent adaptive radiation (Clade IV). These species neither present clear morphological differentiation among them nor show clear identification using DNA barcode markers. Thus, the main goal of this study was to develop a set of polymorphic microsatellite markers compatible for representative species of both sections to ensure variability that could be revealed by SSR markers...
September 16, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27592632/phytoremediation-of-petroleum-hydrocarbon-contaminated-saline-alkali-soil-by-wild-ornamental-iridaceae-species
#16
Lijuan Cheng, Yanan Wang, Zhang Cai, Jie Liu, Binbin Yu, Qixing Zhou
As a green remediation technology, phytoremediation is becoming one of the most promising methods for treating petroleum hydrocarbons (PHCs)-contaminated soil. Pot culture experiments were conducted in this study to investigate phytoremediation potential of two representative Iridaceae species (Iris dichotoma Pall. and Iris lactea Pall.) in remediation of petroleum hydrocarbon-contaminated saline-alkali soil from the Dagang Oilfield in Tianjin, China. The results showed that I. lactea was more endurable to extremely high concentration of PHCs (about 40,000 mg/kg), with a relatively high degradation rate of 20...
March 4, 2017: International Journal of Phytoremediation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27534125/anti-inflammatory-constituents-from-the-aerial-parts-of-iris-minutiaurea
#17
Kyeong Wan Woo, Ki Ho Lee, Ji Hun Jang, Min Suk Kim, Hyun Woo Cho, Jung Hee Cho, Byeongkwan An
Phytochemical investigation of the methanol extract of the aerial parts of Iris minutiaurea (Iridaceae) using column chromatography led to the isolation of a new xanthone glycoside, 1-hydroxy-3,5-dimethoxy-xanthone-6-O-β-D-glucoside (1), together with one known flavonoid glycoside (2). The structure of this new compound was elucidated by analysis of spectroscopic, including 1D (1H, 13C), 2D NMR (COSY, HMQC, HMBC), and high resolution fast atom bombardment mass spectrometric (HR-FAB-MS) data and enzyme hydrolysis...
June 2016: Natural Product Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27516872/plant-regeneration-from-seeds-responds-to-phylogenetic-relatedness-and-local-adaptation-in-mediterranean-romulea-iridaceae-species
#18
Angelino Carta, Sarah Hanson, Jonas V Müller
Seed germination is the most important transitional event between early stages in the life cycle of spermatophytes and understanding it is crucial to understand plant adaptation and evolution. However, so far seed germination of phylogenetically closely related species has been poorly investigated. To test the hypothises that phylogenetically related plant species have similar seed ecophysiological traits thereby reflecting certain habitat conditions as a result of local adaptation, we studied seed dormancy and germination in seven Mediterranean species in the genus Romulea (Iridaceae)...
June 2016: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27356596/phenolic-compounds-of-the-genus-iris-plants-iridaceae
#19
O Olga Mykchailenko, M Vladimir Kovalyov
UNLABELLED: This article presents the results of testing of phenolic compounds (flavonoids, isoflavonoids, xanthones, phenolcarboxylic acids, tannins, coumarins, etc.) in the rhizomes of four Iris species (Iris sibirica L., Iris pseudacorus L., Iris imbricatа Lindl., Iris hungarica Waldst. et Kit.). With the use of paper and thin-layer chromatography, fifteen phenolic compounds were identified: gallic, coumaric, cinnamic, chlorogenic, neochlorogenic, ferulic, caffeic acids; kaempferol, quercetin, hispidulin, daidzein, genistein, formononetin, mangiferin and isomangiferin...
2016: Ceská a Slovenská Farmacie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27206242/pollination-mating-and-reproductive-fitness-in-a-plant-population-with-bimodal-floral-tube-length
#20
B Anderson, A Pauw, W W Cole, S C H Barrett
Mating patterns and natural selection play important roles in determining whether genetic polymorphisms are maintained or lost. Here, we document an atypical population of Lapeirousia anceps (Iridaceae) with a bimodal distribution of floral-tube length and investigate the reproductive mechanisms associated with this pattern of variation. Flowers were visited exclusively by the long-proboscid fly Moegistorhynchus longirostris (Nemestrinidae), which exhibited a unimodal distribution of proboscis length and displayed a preference for long-tubed phenotypes...
August 2016: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
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