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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636236/assessment-of-silibinin-as-a-potential-antifungal-agent-and-investigation-of-its-mechanism-of-action
#1
Dae Gyu Yun, Dong Gun Lee
Silibinin, which is derived from Silybum marianum (milk thistle), has used as a traditional remedy for liver or biliary disorders and known to have superior antioxidant activity. In addition, silibinin was recently reported to have antifungal effect related to fungal apoptosis against Candida albicans and the interest in the therapeutic effect is increasing. In this study, we found another mode of antifungal action of silibinin and its antibiofilm activity on C. albicans. To investigate influence on fungal plasma membrane, propidium iodide and bis-(1, 3-dibutylbarbituric acid) trimethineoxonol [DiBAC4 (3)] assay were primarily carried out...
June 21, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635153/topical-silymarin-administration-for-prevention-of-capecitabine-induced-hand-foot-syndrome-a-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
#2
Sepideh Elyasi, Farzaneh Sadat Rezazadeh Shojaee, Abolghasem Allahyari, Gholamreza Karimi
Hand-foot syndrome (HFS) is a frequent dose-limiting adverse reaction of capecitabine in patient with gastrointestinal cancers. Silymarin is a polyphenolic flavonoid extracted from the Silybum marianum that exhibits strong antioxidant and antiinflammatory activities. In this study, we evaluated silymarin efficacy in prevention of capecitabine-induced HFS in patients with gastrointestinal cancers, as the first human study. During this pilot, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial, the effect of silymarin gel 1%, which is applied on the palms and soles twice daily starting at the first day of chemotherapy for 9 weeks, on HFS occurrence was assessed...
June 21, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619387/evaluation-of-ameliorative-ability-of-silibinin-against-zidovudine-and-isoniazid-induced-hepatotoxicity-and-hyperlipidaemia-in-rats-role-of-silibinin-in-phase-i-and-ii-drug-metabolism
#3
Raghu Ramanathan, Karthikeyan Sivanesan
HIV/AIDS patients have suppressed immune system, making them vulnerable to many opportunistic infections including tuberculosis (TB). The patients who are co-infected with TB undergo combined regimens with anti-retroviral drugs such as zidovudine (AZT) and anti-tubercular drug such as isoniazid (INH) for therapy leading to hepatotoxicty. Silibinin (SBN), extracted from Silybum marianum commonly called as "Milk thistle" is used against several drugs-induced hepatotoxicity. The present study evaluates the ameliorative effect of SBN against AZT alone, INH alone, and INH + AZT-induced toxic insults to liver of rats...
June 13, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606766/medicinal-species-as-mtdls-turnera-diffusa-willd-ex-schult-inhibits-cns-enzymes-and-delays-glutamate-excitotoxicity-in-sh-sy5y-cells-via-oxidative-damage
#4
João Bernardo, Federico Ferreres, Ángel Gil-Izquierdo, Patrícia Valentão, Paula B Andrade
One of the most promising approaches to confront the complexity of central nervous system disorders are new multi-target directed ligands (MTDLs). Five medicinal species (Cereus grandiflorus (L.) Mill., Hyssopus officinalis L., Acorus calamus L., Silybum marianum L. Gaertn. and Turnera diffusa Willd. Ex Schult), selected for their ethnopharmacological relevance, were object for in vitro screening. The aqueous extract of T. diffusa revealed the strongest neuroactive potential, inhibiting monoamine oxidase-A (IC50 = 129...
June 9, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601050/inhibition-of-apoptosis-and-proliferation-in-t-cells-by-immunosuppressive-silymarine
#5
Ehsan Almasi, Marjan Gharagozloo, Nahid Eskandari, Afshin Almasi, Ali Mohammad Sabzghabaee
Silybum marianum, is known to have anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective and anticarciogenic effects. The aim of this study was to compare effects of Silymarin, Rapamycin and FK506 on proliferation and apoptosis of human T cells stimulated with Con A. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) were stimulated with concavalin A (Con A) (5µg/mL) and then treated with different inhibitors (silymarin, rapamycin and FK506) in various concentrations (5 days). Cells were examined using carboxyfluorescein succinimidyl ester (CFSE) assay for proliferation...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601049/silymarin-livergol%C3%A2-decreases-disease-activity-score-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-non-randomized-single-arm-clinical-trial
#6
Mehrdad Shavandi, Ali Moini, Yadollah Shakiba, Ahamad Mashkorinia, Milad Dehghani, Shirin Asar, Amir Kiani
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease, which can lead to joint destruction and disability. Pannus formation due to chronic synovitis is the hallmark of RA. Oxidative stress as a consequence of immune cell activation and disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs can prevent inflammation and tissue destruction. Silymarin, an antioxidant extract from Silybum marianum, has been traditionally used for the treatment of liver diseases for decades. In the present non-randomized single-arm clinical trial (NRSACT) study we evaluated the effects of silymarin tablet (Livergol®) on inflammatory markers in stable RA patients...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494649/herbicidal-activity-of-pure-compound-isolated-from-rhizosphere-inhabiting-aspergillus-flavus
#7
Saeed Ullah Khattak, Ghosia Lutfullah, Zafar Iqbal, Irshad Ur Rehman, Jamshaid Ahmad, Abid Ali Khan
In the quest for bioactive natural products of fungal origin, Aspergillus flavus was isolated from rhizosphere of Mentha piperita using Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA) and Czapec Yeast Broth (CYB) nutrient media for metabolites production. In total, three different metabolites were purified using HPLC/LCMS and the structures were established using 500 Varian NMR experiments. Further the isolated metabolites in different concentrations (10, 100, 1000 μg/mL) were tested for herbicidal activity using Completely Randomized design (CRD) against the seeds of Silybum marianum and Avena fatua which are major threats to wheat crop in Pakistan...
May 11, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483599/therapeutic-effects-of-silibinin-on-lps-induced-acute-lung-injury-by-inhibiting-nlrp3-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathways
#8
Lin Tian, Weimin Li, Tan Wang
Silibinin, a natural product extracted from Silybum marianum (milk thistle), has been reported to have anti-inflammatory effect. The aim of this study was to explore the therapeutic effects and potential mechanisms of silibinin on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated inflammatory responses in acute lung injury (ALI). Male BALB/c mice were conditioned with silibinin 1 h after intranasal instillation of LPS. After 12 h, the myeloperoxidase (MPO) level in lung tissues, the wet/dry (W/D) ratio, inflammatory cytokines in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF), and histopathological examination of lung were detected...
July 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472840/prediction-of-permeation-and-cellular-transport-of-silybum-marianum-extract-formulated-in-a-nanoemulsion-by-using-pampa-and-caco-2-cell-models
#9
Vieri Piazzini, Chiara Rosseti, Elisabetta Bigagli, Cristina Luceri, Anna Rita Bilia, Maria Camilla Bergonzi
The present study explores the potential of nanoemulsion, a lipid drug delivery system, to improve solubility and oral absorption of Silybum marianum extract. The optimized formulation contained 40 mg/mL of commercial extract (4 % w/w) and it was composed of 2.5 g labrasol (20 %) as the oil phase, 1.5 g cremophor EL as the surfactant, and 1 g labrafil as the cosurfactant (mixture surfactant/cosurfactant, 20 %).The system was characterized by dynamic light scattering, transmission electron microscopy, and HPLC-DAD analyses in order to evaluate size, homogeneity, morphology, and encapsulation efficiency...
May 4, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457856/the-effect-of-milk-thistle-silybum-marianum-and-its-main-flavonolignans-on-cyp2c8-enzyme-activity-in-human-liver-microsomes
#10
Ahmed A Albassam, Reginald F Frye, John S Markowitz
Milk thistle is a widely-consumed botanical used for an array of purported health benefits. The primary extract of milk thistle is termed silymarin, a complex mixture that contains a number of structurally-related flavonolignans, the flavonoid, taxifolin, and a number of other constituents. The major flavonolignans present in most extracts are silybin A, silybin B, isosilybin A and isosilybin B, silydianin, silychristin and isosilychristin. Silymarin itself has been reported to inhibit CYP2C8 activity in vitro, but the effect of the individual flavonolignans on this enzyme has not been studied...
June 1, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450905/protective-effects-of-silymarin-against-bisphenol-a-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-mouse-liver
#11
Mihaela Zaulet, Steliana Elvira Maria Kevorkian, Sorina Dinescu, Coralia Cotoraci, Maria Suciu, Hildegard Herman, Laura Buburuzan, Liliana Badulescu, Aurel Ardelean, Anca Hermenean
Bisphenol A (BPA) is an endocrine-disrupting chemical released into the environment, with severe consequences for human health, including metabolic syndrome and associated pathological conditions. Due to limited information on BPA-induced hepatotoxicity, the present study focused on investigating the association between BPA-induced toxicity and inflammatory markers in the liver, and how these injuries may be alleviated using the natural agent silymarin, a flavonoid with antioxidant properties obtained from Silybum marianum...
March 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450126/flavonolignan-2-3-dehydrosilydianin-activates-nrf2-and-upregulates-nad-p-h-quinone-oxidoreductase-1-in-hepa1c1c7-cells
#12
Lenka Roubalová, Albena T Dinkova-Kostova, David Biedermann, Vladimír Křen, Jitka Ulrichová, Jiří Vrba
Silybum marianum (milk thistle) is a medicinal plant used for the treatment of various liver disorders. This study examined whether the main flavonolignans from S. marianum (i.e. silybin, silychristin, silydianin) and their 2,3-dehydro derivatives (i.e. 2,3-dehydrosilybin, 2,3-dehydrosilychristin, 2,3-dehydrosilydianin) activate the Nrf2 pathway, which regulates the expression of genes encoding many cytoprotective enzymes, including NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1). After 48h of exposure, 2,3-dehydrosilydianin at concentrations of 25μM and higher significantly elevated the activity of NQO1 in murine hepatoma Hepa1c1c7 cells...
June 2017: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428085/galloylation-of-polyphenols-alters-their-biological-activity
#13
REVIEW
Daniel Karas, Jitka Ulrichová, Kateřina Valentová
Polyphenols form one of the largest groups of natural compounds and possess a wide range of biological properties. These activities can be influenced by the galloyl moiety within their structures. A multitude of galloylated polyphenolic compounds occurs in nature, but galloylated phenols are also produced synthetically to influence their biological properties. This review provides a comprehensive summary of current knowledge about natural (galloylated catechins, theaflavins and proanthocyanidins, penta-O-galloyl-β-d-glucose, gallotannins, ellagitannins, ellagic acid and flavonols) and semisynthetic gallates with a focus on their biological activity and toxicity issues...
April 18, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424621/activation-of-sirtuin-3-by-silybin-attenuates-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-cisplatin-induced-acute-kidney-injury
#14
Yin Li, Zengchun Ye, Weiyan Lai, Jialing Rao, Wanbing Huang, Xiaohao Zhang, Ziying Yao, Tanqi Lou
Silybin is a secondary metabolite isolated from the seeds of blessed milk thistle (Silybum marianum) that has anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, antifibrotic, and antitumor properties. Here, we showed that silybin protected against cisplatin-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) by improving mitochondrial function through the regulation of sirtuin 3 (SIRT3) expression. Male SV129 and SIRT3 knockout (KO) mice were administered a single intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of cisplatin with or without treatment with silybin...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419855/a-randomized-trial-of-silymarin-for-the-treatment-of%C3%A2-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis
#15
Wah-Kheong Chan, Nik Raihan Nik Mustapha, Sanjiv Mahadeva
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Silymarin is a complex mixture of 6 major flavonolignans and other minor polyphenolic compounds derived from the milk thistle plant Silybum marianum; it has shown antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antifibrotic effects, and may be useful in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). We aimed to study the efficacy of silymarin in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)-the more severe form of NAFLD. METHODS: We performed a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of consecutive adults with biopsy-proven NASH and a NAFLD activity score (NAS) of 4 or more at a tertiary care hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from November 2012 through August 2014...
April 15, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400224/new-amides-from-seeds-of-silybum-marianum-with-potential-antioxidant-and-antidiabetic-activities
#16
Ning-Bo Qin, Cui-Cui Jia, Jun Xu, Da-Hong Li, Fan-Xing Xu, Jiao Bai, Zhan-Lin Li, Hui-Ming Hua
Two new amide compounds, mariamides A and B (1-2), were obtained together with fourteen known compounds from the seeds of milk thistle (Silybum marianum). Their structures were established on the basis of extensive 1D and 2D NMR analyses, as well as HR-ESI-MS data. Most of the compounds showed significant antioxidant activities than positive control in ABTS and FRAP assays. However, only amide compounds 1-4 showed moderate DPPH radical scavenging activity and compounds 7 and 16 showed the most potent activity against DPPH...
June 2017: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392269/chemotaxonomic-and-biosynthetic-relationships-between-flavonolignans-produced-by-silybum-marianum-populations
#17
Sameh F AbouZid, Hayam S Ahmed, Abeer S Moawad, Asmaa I Owis, Shao-Nong Chen, Amandine Nachtergael, James B McAlpine, J Brent Friesen, Guido F Pauli
Flavonolignans constitute an important class of plant secondary metabolites formed by oxidative coupling of one flavonoid and one phenylpropanoid moiety. The standardized flavonolignan-rich extract prepared from the fruits of Silybum marianum is known as silymarin and has long been used medicinally, prominently as an antihepatotoxic and as a chemopreventive agent. Principal component analysis of the variation in flavonolignan content in S. marianum samples collected from different locations in Egypt revealed biosynthetic relationships between the flavonolignans...
June 2017: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377060/bioactive-terpenoids-from-silybum-marianum-and-their-suppression-on-no-release-in-lps-induced-bv-2-cells-and-interaction-with-inos
#18
Ning-Bo Qin, Sheng-Ge Li, Xue-Yuan Yang, Chi Gong, Xiang-Yu Zhang, Jian Wang, Da-Hong Li, Yuan-Qiang Guo, Zhan-Lin Li, Hui-Ming Hua
Three new (1-3) and one known (4) bioactive terpenoids were isolated from the seeds of Silybum marianum based on the investigation to get new NO inhibitors. Their structures were determined by extensive NMR (1D and 2D NMR) and MS spectroscopic data, and the absolute configurations were identified by experimental and calculated ECD spectra. The NO inhibitory activities in murine microglial BV-2 cells and interactions with iNOS protein by molecular docking were evaluated for all compounds. The results showed that these compounds had potent NO inhibitory effects...
March 24, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330141/evaluation-of-biochemical-markers-during-somatic-embryogenesis-in-silybum-marianum-l
#19
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
#20
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
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