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psoralea corylifolia

Gwang Hun Park, Ji Ho Sung, Hun Min Song, Jin Boo Jeong
BACKGROUND: Psoralea Fructus (PF), the dried and ripe fruit of Psoralea corylifolia exhibits an anti-cancer activity. However, the molecular mechanisms by which PF inhibits the proliferation of cancer cells have not been elucidated in detail. Cyclin D1 and CDK4 are important regulatory proteins in cell growth and are overexpressed in many cancer cells. In this study, we investigated the molecular mechanism of PF on the downregulation of cyclin D1 and CDK4 level. METHODS: Cell growth was evaluated by MTT assay...
September 26, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Xiu-Mei Luo, Cheng-Jian Xie, De Wang, Yun-Min Wei, Jie Cai, Shan-Shan Cheng, Xing -Yong Yang, An -Ping Sui
Psc-AFP, isolated from the seeds of Psoralea corylifolia L., is an antimicrobial protein with trypsin inhibitor activity. Its encoding gene was cloned by 3'- rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE) combined with Y-shaped adaptor-dependent extension (YADE) method. The gene Psc-AFP encodes a protein of 203 amino acids with a deduced signal peptide of 24 residues. The growth inhibition effect exerted by the heterologously expressed Psc-AFP in Pichia pastoris revealed that the recombinant Psc-AFP inhibited mycelium growth of Aspergillus niger, Rhizoctonia solani, and Alternaria brassicae and conidial germination of Alternaria alternata...
September 2, 2016: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Da-Zhen Wei, Xian-Yang Guo, Li-Na Lin, Meng-Xiang Lin, Yu-Qiang Gong, Bin-Yu Ying, Ming-Yuan Huang
Angelicin, a furocoumarin found in Psoralea corylifolia L. fruit, has been reported to have anti-inflammatory activity. The purpose of this study was to determine the protective effects of angelicin on allergic asthma induced by ovalbumin (OVA) in mice. Mice were sensitized to OVA (on days 0 and 14) and challenged with OVA three times (on days 21 to 23). Angelicin (2.5, 5, 10 mg/kg) was given intraperitoneally 1 h before OVA treatment after the initial OVA sensitization. The production of IL-4, IL-5, and IL-13 in BALF and IgE in the serum were measured by ELISA...
August 31, 2016: Inflammation
Yu Jin Kim, Hye-Sun Lim, Jun Lee, Soo-Jin Jeong
The seeds of Psoralea corylifolia L. (P. corylifolia), also known as "Bo-Gol-Zhee" in Korea, are used in a traditional herbal medicine for treating various skin diseases. In the present study, we performed quantitative analyses of the seven standard components of P. corylifolia: psoralen, angelicin, neobavaisoflavone, psoralidin, isobavachalcone, bavachinin, and bakuchiol, using high-performance liquid chromatography. We also investigated the neuroprotective and anti-neuroinflammation effects of P. corylifolia and its standard components in the hippocampal cell line HT22 and microglia cell line BV-2...
August 17, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Najla O Zarmouh, Samia S Messeha, Faisel M Elshami, Karam F A Soliman
AIMS: Monoamine oxidase-B inhibitors (MAO-BIs) are used for the initial therapy of Parkinson's disease. Also, MAO-BIs have shown to be effective neuroprotective agents in several neurodegenerative diseases. However, some concerns exist regarding the long-term use of these compounds. Meanwhile, natural compounds showed potential MAO-B selective inhibitions. To date, few selective natural MAO-BIs have been identified. Therefore, the current study is designed to identify plants with potent and specific MAO-B inhibition...
May 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Plants
MyPhuong T Le, Miguel A Lanaspa, Christina M Cicerchi, Jatinder Rana, Jeffrey D Scholten, Brandi L Hunter, Christopher J Rivard, R Keith Randolph, Richard J Johnson
OBJECTIVE: In developed countries with westernized diets, the excessive consumption of added sugar in beverages and highly refined and processed foods is associated with increased risk for obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. As a major constituent of added sugars, fructose has been shown to cause a variety of adverse metabolic effects, such as impaired insulin sensitivity, hypertriglyceridemia, and oxidative stress. Recent studies have shown that ketohexokinase isoform C is the key enzyme responsible in fructose metabolism that drive's fructose's adverse effects...
2016: PloS One
Feng Li, Shuai Wang, Danyi Lu, Yifei Wang, Dong Dong, Baojian Wu
1. Bakuchiol, one of the main active compounds of Psoralea corylifolia, possesses a variety of pharmacological activities such as anti-tumor and anti-aging effects. Here, we aimed to characterize the glucuronidation of bakuchiol using human liver microsomes (HLM) and expressed UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) enzymes. 2. The glucuronide of bakuchiol was confirmed by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) and β-glucuronidase hydrolysis assay. Glucuronidation rates and kinetic parameters were derived by enzymatic incubation and model fitting...
June 17, 2016: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
Li Li, Xueping Chen, Chi C Liu, Lai S Lee, Cornelia Man, Shuk H Cheng
Phytoestrogen has been proposed as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy, which has been demonstrated to promote a high risk of breast cancer. However, the effect of phytoestrogen on breast cancer development has not been fully understood. Bakuchiol is an active ingredient of a traditional Chinese herbal medicine Fructus Psoraleae, the dried ripe fruit of Psoralea corylifolia L. (Fabaceae). The in vitro and in vivo estrogenic activities and anti-breast cancer effects of bakuchiol have not been well-studied...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Ajay M Sorty, Kamlesh K Meena, Khushboo Choudhary, Utkarsh M Bitla, P S Minhas, K K Krishnani
Halotolerant bacteria associated with Psoralea corylifolia L., a luxuriantly growing annual weed in salinity-affected semi-arid regions of western Maharashtra, India were evaluated for their plant growth-promoting activity in wheat. A total of 79 bacteria associated with different parts viz., root, shoot and nodule endophytes, rhizosphere, rhizoplane, and leaf epiphytes, were isolated and grouped based on their habitat. Twelve bacteria isolated for their potential in plant growth promotion were further selected for in vitro studies...
May 23, 2016: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Hyejin Lee, Hua Li, Minsoo Noh, Jae-Ha Ryu
The fruit of Psoralea corylifolia L. (Fabaceae) (PC), known as "Bo-Gol-Zhee" in Korea has been used as traditional medicine. Ethanol and aqueous extracts of PC have an anti-hyperglycemic effect by increasing plasma insulin levels and decreasing blood glucose and total plasma cholesterol levels in type 2 diabetic rats. In this study, we purified six compounds from PC and investigated their anti-diabetic effect. Among the purified compounds, bavachin most potently accumulated lipids during adipocyte differentiation...
2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Sang Chul Jeong, Ratna Tulasi, Sundar Rao Koyyalamudi
Fruits are a rich source of antioxidants and traditional Chinese fruits have been studied for their chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic properties against cancers and other diseases. The total phenol and flavonoid contents of eleven Chinese fruits extracts were determined. Total phenolic and flavonoid contents were estimated by both the Folin-Ciocalteau and aluminium chloride methods. The antioxidant activities were evaluated by four assays: a biological assay using Saccharomyces cerevisiae, DPPH radical scavenging activity, chelating ability for ferrous ions and ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP)...
2016: Cancers
Jianyu Feng, Yang Yang, Yajun Zhou, Bodong Wang, Hongyan Xiong, Chongxi Fan, Shuai Jiang, Jun Liu, Zhiqiang Ma, Wei Hu, Tian Li, Xiao Feng, Jianjun Xu, Zhenxiao Jin
Ischemia reperfusion (IR) injury (IRI) is associated with poor prognoses in the settings of both cardiac surgery and ischemic heart disease and causes mitochondrial oxidative stress and cell death. Silent information regulator 1 (SIRT1), a member of the histone deacetylase family, exerts anti-IRI effects. Bakuchiol (BAK), an analog of resveratrol and a monoterpene phenol isolated from the seeds of Psoralea corylifolia (Leguminosae), protects tissues from injury. This study was designed to investigate the protective effects of BAK treatment in the setting of myocardial IRI and to elucidate the potential mechanism of those effects...
May 2016: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
F Z Yin, L Li, T L Lu, W D Li, B C Cai, W Yin
Psoralea Fructus, the dried and ripe fruit of Psoralea corylifolia L., have been used as traditional medicine. There is substantial evidence that multiple constituents are responsible for the beneficial effects of this medicine. To effectively control the quality of this herbal medicine, HPLC fingerprint analysis was performed on a SinoChrom ODS-BP column with mobile phase of a gradient prepared from H2O and CH3CN, which the conditions used for gradient elution were: 0-10 min, 5-45% CH3CN; 10-45 min, 45-70% CH3CN; 45-50 min, 70-100% CH3CN; 50-60 min, 100-100% CH3CN, and the flow rate was 1...
November 2015: Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Sun Joo Kim, Heung Chan Oh, Youn-Chul Kim, Gil-Saeng Jeong, Sangkyu Lee
Bakuchicin is a furanocoumarin isolated from Psoralea corylifolia and shows several biological activities. Although there have been studies on the biological effects of bakuchicin, its modulation potency of CYP activities has not been previously investigated. Here, we investigated the inhibitory effects of bakuchicin on the activities of CYP isoforms by using a cocktail of probe substrates in pooled human liver microsomes (HLMs) and human recombinant cDNA-expressed CYP. Bakuchicin strongly inhibited CYP1A-mediated phenacetin O-deethylation with an IC50 value of 0...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Yun Zhu, Yong-gang Li, Yao Wang, Li-ping Wang, Jia-bo Wang, Rui-lin Wang, Li-fu Wang, Ya-kun Meng, Zhong-xia Wang, He Xiao Xiao
OBJECTIVE: To observe clinical characteristics of herb-induced liver injury (HILI). METHODS: General conditions, medical history, clinical manifestations, biochemical indices, prognosis, and Roussed Uclaf Causality Assessment Method (RUCAM) scores were retrospectively analyzed in 595 inpatients at 302 Military Hospital between January 2009 and January 2014. RESULTS: There were 423 cases (accounting for 71.1%) were females with multiple onset age ranging 41 to 50 years old...
January 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine
Xuenong Zhang, Wenwen Zhao, Ying Wang, Jinjian Lu, Xiuping Chen
Psoralea corylifolia Linn. (P. corylifolia) is an important medicinal plant with thousands of years of clinical application. It has been widely used in many traditional Chinese medicine formulas for the treatment of various diseases such as leucoderma and other skin diseases, cardiovascular diseases, nephritis, osteoporosis, and cancer. Phytochemical studies indicated that coumarins, flavonoids, and meroterpenes are the main components of P. corylifolia, and most of these components are present in the seeds or fruits...
2016: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
Jong-Eun Kim, Jae Hwan Kim, Younghyun Lee, Hee Yang, Yong-Seok Heo, Ann M Bode, Ki Won Lee, Zigang Dong
Bakuchiol is a meroterpene present in the medicinal plant Psoralea corylifolia, which has been traditionally used in China, India, Japan and Korea for the treatment of premature ejaculation, knee pain, alopecia spermatorrhea, enuresis, backache, pollakiuria, vitiligo, callus, and psoriasis. Here, we report the chemopreventive properties of bakuchiol, which acts by inhibiting epidermal growth factor (EGF)-induced neoplastic cell transformation. Bakuchiol also decreased viability and inhibited anchorage-independent growth of A431 human epithelial carcinoma cells...
March 22, 2016: Oncotarget
Xiaohong Wang, Kai Cheng, Yong Han, Guoqiang Zhang, Jianli Dong, Yuzhen Cui, Zhenlin Yang
Psoralen is a major active component of Psoralea corylifolia. In the present study, we analyzed psoralen-induced changes in human breast cancer MCF-7/ADR cells and investigated the underlying mechanisms of the anticancer effect on MCF-7/ADR cells. We measured cell viability by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay to evaluate the cytotoxicity and multidrug resistance (MDR) reversal activity of psoralen. The cell cycle distribution and apoptosis, accumulation and efflux of rhodamine123 (Rh123), and P-glycoprotein (P-gp) expression levels of MCF-7/ADR cells treated with psoralen were all detected by flow cytometry (FCM)...
May 1, 2016: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Eunhui Seo, Yoon Sin Oh, Hee-Sook Jun
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), along with obesity, is increasing world-wide and is one of the major causes of chronic hepatic disease. The present study evaluated the ameliorative effect of extract of Psoralea corylifolia L. seed (PCS) on high fat diet-induced NAFLD in C57BL/6 mice after daily administration at 300 or 500 mg/kg for 12 weeks. Treatment with PCS extract significantly reduced body weight and blood glucose levels and improved glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity. In addition, PCS extract treatment significantly attenuated lipid accumulation in liver and adipose tissue and reduced serum lipid and hepatic triglyceride levels...
February 2016: Nutrients
Qianqian Gao, Zisheng Xu, Genhua Zhao, Heng Wang, Zebin Weng, Ke Pei, Li Wu, Baochang Cai, Zhipeng Chen, Weidong Li
Psoralea corylifolia L. has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine for treating and preventing many diseases. A group of flavonoid components are regarded as the active principals within the seeds. In this research, a rapid, accurate and sensitive ultra high pressure liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC/MS/MS) method has been established for simultaneous quantification of its 5 main components, namely, neobavaisoflavone, bavachin, isobavachalcone, bavachinin and corylifol A in rats' plasma after the rats were orally administrated with Buguzhi extract...
February 1, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
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