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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330141/evaluation-of-biochemical-markers-during-somatic-embryogenesis-in-silybum-marianum-l
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Bilal Haider Abbasi, Huma Ali, Buhara Yücesan, Sabahat Saeed, Khalid Rehman, Mubarak Ali Khan
In present report effects of explants type, basal media and plant growth regulators (PGRs) were tested for induction of indirect somatic embryogenesis in medicinally important plant Silybum marianum L. Leaf, petiole and root explants were exploited in vitro on B5 (Gamborg), SH (Schenk and Hildebrandt) and MS (Murashige and Skoog) media for induction of embryogenic callus followed by somatic embryogenesis. Highest callus induction frequency (76 ± 4.8 %) was recorded when petiole explants of in vitro derived plantlets were cultured on B5 medium supplemented with 1...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288419/the-potential-of-native-species-as-bioenergy-crops-on-trace-element-contaminated-mediterranean-lands
#2
María T Domínguez, María M Montiel-Rozas, Paula Madejón, Manuel J Diaz, Engracia Madejón
The establishment of energy crops could be an option for the management of degraded and contaminated lands, where they would not compete with food production for land use. Here, we aimed to explore the potential of certain native Mediterranean species for the revegetation of contaminated lands for energy production purposes. A field survey was conducted in a trace-element (TE) contaminated area from SW Spain, where the patterns of biomass production, TE accumulation and the calorific value of some thistle species were analyzed along a soil contamination gradient...
March 10, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250272/the-binding-of-silibinin-the-main-constituent-of-silymarin-to-site-i-on-human-serum-albumin
#3
Keishi Yamasaki, Hiroki Sato, Saori Minagoshi, Karin Kyubun, Makoto Anraku, Shigeyuki Miyamura, Hiroshi Watanabe, Kazuaki Taguchi, Hakaru Seo, Toru Maruyama, Masaki Otagiri
Silibinin is the main constituent of silymarin, an extract from the seeds of milk thistle (Silybum marianum). Because silibinin has many pharmacological activities, extending its clinical use in the treatment of a wider variety of diseases would be desirable. In this study, we report on the binding of silibinin to plasma proteins, an issue that has not previously been extensively studied. The findings indicated that silibinin mainly binds to human serum albumin (HSA). Mutual displacement experiments using ligands that primarily bind to sites I and II clearly revealed that silibinin binds tightly and selectively to site I (subsites Ia and/or Ic) of HSA, which is located in subdomain IIA...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216891/effects-of-potassium-sulfate-k2so4-on-the-element-contents-polyphenol-content-antioxidant-and-antimicrobial-activities-of-milk-thistle-silybum-marianum
#4
Gulsum Yaldiz
BACKGROUND: Silybum marianum L. (Milk thistle) is native to the Mediterranean basin and is now widespread throughout the world. It's sprout is used as a herbal medicine for the treatment of liver disease for centuries. The seeds of milk thistle contain silymarin, an isomeric mixture of flavonolignans [silybin, silychristin, and silydianin]. Silymarin acts as a strong anti-hepatotoxic. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the influences of potassium sulfate [K2SO4] fertilizer doses on polyphenol content, some nutrient elements, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of milk thistle at experimental fields of Ordu University in Turkey...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214690/safety-and-efficacy-of-a-polyherbal-formulation-for-the-management-of-dyslipidemia-and-hyperglycemia-in-patients-with-advanced-stage-of-type-2-diabetes
#5
Mahdi Zarvandi, Hassan Rakhshandeh, Mohammad Abazari, Reza Shafiee-Nick, Ahmad Ghorbani
The present clinical trial was designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a polyherbal formulation (PHF) consisted of Allium sativum, Aloe vera, Nigella sativa, Plantago psyllium, Silybum marianum and Trigonella foenum-graecum for controlling dyslipidemia and hyperglycemia in patients with advanced-stage of type-2 diabetes. An open-label phase I trial was carried out on 30 patients who had hyperlipidemia and hyperglycemia before the beginning of the trial in spite of receiving statins and oral hypoglycemic drugs...
February 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178209/effects-of-a-combination-of-berberis-aristata-silybum-marianum-and-monacolin-on-lipid-profile-in-subjects-at-low-cardiovascular-risk-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
#6
Derosa Giuseppe, D'Angelo Angela, Romano Davide, Maffioli Pamela
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of an anti-hypercholesterolemic agent containing Berberis aristata, Silybum marianum and monacolin K and KA in a sample of Caucasian patients at low cardiovascular risk according to Framingham score. The primary outcome was to evaluate the effects of this nutraceutical combination on lipid profile; the secondary outcome was to evaluate the effect on some inflammatory markers, in particular high sensitivity C-reactive protein and tumor necrosis factor-α interleukin-6...
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161126/enhancing-silymarin-fractionation-using-the-conductor-like-screening-model-for-real-solvents
#7
Emma C Brace, Abigail S Engelberth
A significant hurdle for discovery of plant-derived products is the numerous trial-and-error experiments required to develop an effective purification strategy. To overcome the experimental burden, a quantum mechanics-based molecular modeling approach - known as the COnductor-like Screening Model for Real Solvents (COSMO-RS) - was used to predict a suitable two-phase solvent system to purify six silymarins from an aqueous mixture. Silymarins, a class of flavonolignans found in milk thistle (Silybum marianum L...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134230/-flavonolignans-compounds-not-only-for-liver-treatment
#8
REVIEW
Michał Bijak
Flavonolignans are the major bioactive components presented in the Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) standarized extract - silymarin. S. marianum is a medicinal plant, which has been using for thousands of years as a remedy for a variety of ailments. Since the 70s of the last century flavonolignans presented in silymarin have been regarded to the official medicine as substances having an hepatoprotective properties. Structurally, flavonolignans are composed of a flavonoid unit (taxifolin) and a phenylpropane unit (coniferyl alcohol), linked together by an oxeran ring...
January 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125040/silymarin-silybin-and-chronic-liver-disease-a-marriage-of-many-years
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REVIEW
Alessandro Federico, Marcello Dallio, Carmelina Loguercio
Silymarin is the extract of Silybum marianum, or milk thistle, and its major active compound is silybin, which has a remarkable biological effect. It is used in different liver disorders, particularly chronic liver diseases, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, because of its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antifibrotic power. Indeed, the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effect of silymarin is oriented towards the reduction of virus-related liver damages through inflammatory cascade softening and immune system modulation...
January 24, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124457/effects-of-silymarin-on-diabetes-mellitus-complications-a-review
#10
REVIEW
Aline Maria Stolf, Cibele Campos Cardoso, Alexandra Acco
Diabetes mellitus is a common metabolic disorder that is caused by a deficit in the production of (type 1) or response to (type 2) insulin. Diabetes mellitus is characterized by a state of chronic hyperglycemia and such symptoms as weight loss, thirst, polyuria, and blurred vision. These disturbances represent one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality nowadays, despite available treatments, such as insulin, insulin secretagogues, insulin sensitizers, and oral hypoglycemic agents. However, many efforts have been made to discover new drugs for diabetes treatment, including medicinal plant extracts...
January 25, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115903/assessment-of-the-antioxidant-activity-of-silybum-marianum-seed-extract-and-its-protective-effect-against-dna-oxidation-protein-damage-and-lipid-peroxidation
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Aynur Serçe, Bircan Çeken Toptancı, Sevil Emen Tanrıkut, Sevcan Altaş, Göksel Kızıl, Süleyman Kızıl, Murat Kızıl
Antioxidant properties of ethanol extract of Silybum marianum (milk thistle) seeds was investigated. We have also investigated the protein damage activated by oxidative Fenton reaction and its prevention by Silybum marianum seed extract. Antioxidant potential of Silybum marianum seed ethanol extract was measured using different in vitro methods, such as lipid peroxidation, 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and ferric reducing power assays. The extract significantly decreased DNA damage caused by hydroxyl radicals...
December 2016: Food Technology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111519/statistical-analysis-of-optimal-ultrasound-emulsification-parameters-in-thistle-oil-nanoemulsions
#12
Małgorzata A Miastkowska, Marcin Banach, Jolanta Pulit-Prociak, Elżbieta S Sikora, Agata Głogowska, Michał Zielina
Thistle oil (INCI: Silybum marianum seed oil) is known as an anti-oxidant, moisturizing and skin regenerating cosmetic raw material. Nanoemulsions are a new form of cosmetic product showing very good user properties (ease of spreading over the skin with no greasy feeling). Moreover, due to their structure, they can also transport both hydrophilic and hydrophobic active substances to the skin. The aim of this work was the preparation and characterization of nanoemulsions, based on thistle oil. The non-ionic surfactants polysorbate 80 (PEG-20 sorbitan monooleate), decyl glucoside, and a polyglyceryl-4 ester blend were applied to stabilize the nanosystems...
2017: Journal of Surfactants and Detergents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069415/silymarin-exerts-antifungal-effects-via-membrane-targeted-mode-of-action-by-increasing-permeability-and-inducing-oxidative-stress
#13
Dae Gyu Yun, Dong Gun Lee
Silymarin, which is derived from the seeds of Silybum marianum, has been widely used to prevent and treat liver disorders. It is also consumed as a dietary supplement to improve liver function, as it does not exhibit any toxic effects in humans. Recently, silymarin has been reported to show antimicrobial effects against various pathogenic microorganisms, but the mode of action remains unknown. Thus, we investigated the antifungal activity of silymarin and aimed to determine the underlying mechanism. Initially, a propidium iodide assay was carried out; the results indicated that silymarin induced injury to the fungal plasma membrane...
January 7, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066148/inhibition-of-erk1-2-by-silymarin-in-mouse-mesangial-cells
#14
Cha Kyung Youn, Sung Il Cho, Min Young Lee, Young Jin Jeon, Seog Ki Lee
The present study aimed to show that pro-inflammatory cytokines [tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interferon (IFN)-γ, and interleukin (IL)-1β] synergistically induce the production of nitric oxide (NO) production in mouse mesangial cells, which play an important role in inflammatory glomerular injury. We also found that co-treatment with cytokines at low doses (TNF-α; 5 ng/ml, IFN-γ; 5 ng/ml, and IL-1β; 1.25 U/ml) synergistically induced NO production, whereas treatment with each cytokine alone did not increase NO production at doses up to 100 ng/ml or 50 U/ml...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058034/retrospective-analysis-of-the-effects-of-a-highly-standardized-mixture-of-berberis-aristata-silybum-marianum-and-monacolins-k-and-ka-in-patients-with-dyslipidemia
#15
Francesco Di Pierro, Pietro Putignano, Tarcisio Ferrara, Carmela Raiola, Giuliana Rapacioli, Nicola Villanova
BACKGROUND: Berberis aristata, because of its berberine content, and Monascus purpureus fermented rice, because of the presence of monacolins (naturally derived statins), are widely investigated food-grade ingredients used to formulate cholesterol-lowering supplements. Although they are extensively used, berberine is poorly absorbed and monacolins are poorly chemically characterized, not standardized, and possibly contaminated with toxic compounds. Silymarin is reported to enhance berberine absorption, while Monakopure™-K20 (MK-20) is a highly standardized red yeast rice containing monacolins K and KA in the ratio of 1:1 but not secondary monacolins, dehydromonacolins, or citrinin...
2017: Clinical Pharmacology: Advances and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042859/a-novel-role-of-silibinin-as-a-putative-epigenetic-modulator-in-human-prostate-carcinoma
#16
Ioannis Anestopoulos, Aristeidis P Sfakianos, Rodrigo Franco, Katerina Chlichlia, Mihalis I Panayiotidis, David J Kroll, Aglaia Pappa
Silibinin, extracted from milk thistle (Silybum marianum L.), has exhibited considerable preclinical activity against prostate carcinoma. Its antitumor and chemopreventive activities have been associated with diverse effects on cell cycle, apoptosis, and receptor-dependent mitogenic signaling pathways. Here we hypothesized that silibinin's pleiotropic effects may reflect its interference with epigenetic mechanisms in human prostate cancer cells. More specifically, we have demonstrated that silibinin reduces gene expression levels of the Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2) members Enhancer of Zeste Homolog 2 (EZH2), Suppressor of Zeste Homolog 12 (SUZ12), and Embryonic Ectoderm Development (EED) in DU145 and PC3 human prostate cancer cells, as evidenced by Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)...
December 31, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006905/silychristin-skeletal-alterations-and-biological-activities
#17
David Biedermann, Martin Buchta, Veronika Holečková, David Sedlák, Kateřina Valentová, Josef Cvačka, Lucie Bednárová, Alena Křenková, Marek Kuzma, Ctibor Škuta, Žaneta Peikerová, Petr Bartůněk, Vladimír Křen
Silychristin is the second most abundant flavonolignan (after silybin) present in the fruits of Silybum marianum. A group of compounds containing silychristin (3) and its derivatives such as 2,3-dehydrosilychristin (4), 2,3-dehydroanhydrosilychristin (5), anhydrosilychristin (6), silyhermin (7), and isosilychristin (8) were studied. Physicochemical data of these compounds acquired at high resolution were compared. The absolute configuration of silyhermin (7) was proposed to be identical to silychristin A (3a) in ring D (10R,11S)...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976259/an-approved-preparation-of-silybum-marianum-contains-constituents-with-activity-against-plasmodium-falciparum
#18
N Llurba Montesino, M Kaiser, R Brun, T J Schmidt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975948/silymarin-from-silybum-marianum-new-approaches-to-separation-and-derivatization
#19
D Biedermann, A Křenková, K Valentová, V Křen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923566/flavonolignans-inhibit-adp-induced-blood-platelets-activation-and-aggregation-in-whole-blood
#20
Michal Bijak, Rafal Szelenberger, Joanna Saluk, Pawel Nowak
Flavonolignans are a group of active chemical compounds presented in the silymarin - a standardized extract obtained from fruits and seeds of Milk thistle (Silybum marianum L. Gaernt.). Since the 70s of the last century, flavonolignans have been regarded to the official medicine as a substances having hepatoprotective properties. However many researches performed in recent years have demonstrated that flavonolignans posses many other healthy properties including modulation of variety cell-signaling pathways...
February 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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