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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526626/longevity-and-healthy-ageing-genes-foxo3a-and-sirt3-serum-protein-marker-and-new-road-map-to-burst-oxidative-stress-by-withania-somnifera
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Rashmita Pradhan, Rahul Kumar, Shashank Shekhar, Nitish Rai, Akash Ambashtha, Joyita Banerjee, Mona Pathak, S N Dwivedi, Sharmistha Dey, Aparajit B Dey
BACKGROUND: Ageing process is characterized by a decline in function; different age related diseases and excessive age associated mortality. There has always been a quest for easily accessible biomarkers to monitor and identify the development of age-associated stress for providing new anti-ageing strategies. Forkhead box protein O3A (FOXO3A) and Sirtuin3 (SIRT3) are such potential markers which plays important role in a wide variety of cellular mechanisms and has been proposed to be an ideal candidate to study longevity and are potential candidate for healthy ageing by oxidative burst...
May 16, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510600/complete-comparison-display-ccd-evaluation-of-ethanol-extracts-of-centella-asiatica-and-withania-somnifera-shows-that-they-can-non-synergistically-ameliorate-biochemical-and-behavioural-damages-in-mptp-induced-parkinson-s-model-of-mice
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Maheep Bhatnagar, Ishan Goel, Tathagato Roy, Sunil Dutt Shukla, Sukant Khurana
Parkinson's disease remains as one of the most common debilitating neurodegenerative disorders. With the hopes of finding agents that can cure or reduce the pace of progression of the disease, we studied two traditional medicinal plants: Centella asiatica and Withania somnifera that have been explored in some recent studies. In agreement with the previous work on ethanol extracts of these two plants in mice model, we saw an improvement in oxidative stress profile as well as behavioral performance in 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) induced Parkinson-like symptoms in Balb/c mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488219/inhibition-of-gelatinases-mmp-2-and-mmp-9-by-withania-somnifera-phytochemicals-confers-neuroprotection-in-stroke-an-in-silico-analysis
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Gaurav Kumar, Ranjana Patnaik
A stroke or cerebrovascular accident is a serious, life-threatening medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is severely reduced or cut off, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Studies suggested that level of gelatinases (MMP-2 and MMP-9) usually increases in the brain after stroke. The elevated activity of gelatinases plays the deleterious role in ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke and perinatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. Therefore, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and MMP-9 inhibition have therapeutic importance in stroke condition...
May 9, 2017: Interdisciplinary Sciences, Computational Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472734/comparative-in-silico-analyses-of-cannabis-sativa-prunella-vulgaris-and-withania-somnifera-compounds-elucidating-the-medicinal-properties-against-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Mehreen Zaka, Sheikh Arslan Sehgal, Shagufta Shafique, Bilal Haider Abbasi
From last decade, there has been progressive improvement in computational drug designing. Several diseases are being cured from different plant extracts and products. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most shared disease among auto-inflammatory diseases. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α is associated with RA pathway and has adverse effects. Extensive literature review showed that plant species under study (Cannabis sativa, Prunella vulgaris and Withania somnifera) possess anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic and anti-rheumatic properties...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471731/efficacy-and-safety-of-ashwagandha-withania-somnifera-l-dunal-root-extract-in-improving-memory-and-cognitive-functions
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Dnyanraj Choudhary, Sauvik Bhattacharyya, Sekhar Bose
OBJECTIVES: Cognitive decline is often associated with the aging process. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal) has long been used in the traditional Ayurvedic system of medicine to enhance memory and improve cognition. AIM: This pilot study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal) in improving memory and cognitive functioning in adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). METHODS: A prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted in 50 adults...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466063/immunomodulatory-and-prophylactic-efficacy-of-herbal-extracts-against-experimentally-induced-chicken-infectious-anaemia-in-chicks-assessing-the-viral-load-and-cell-mediated-immunity
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Shyma K Latheef, K Dhama, Hari Abdul Samad, Mohd Yaqoob Wani, M Asok Kumar, M Palanivelu, Yashpal Singh Malik, S D Singh, Rajendra Singh
Chicken infectious anaemia virus (CIAV) is an economically important and a highly immunosuppressive virus affecting poultry industry worldwide. In this study we assessed the immunomodulatory effects of four herbal preparations namely Withania somnifera, Tinospora cordifolia, Azadirachta indica and E Care Se Herbal in resisting the viral multiplication and immunosuppression inflicted by CIAV in chicks. Day-old chicks (n = 90) were randomly and equally divided into six groups (Groups A-F). Groups A-D were administered with purified extracts of W...
March 2017: Virusdisease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462131/effect-of-combination-of-withania-somnifera-dunal-and-tribulus-terrestris-linn-on-letrozole-induced-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-in-rats
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Amrin Saiyed, Nasreen Jahan, Shaikh Ajij Ahmed Makbul, Mushir Ansari, Humaira Bano, Syeda Hajera Habib
BACKGROUND: To investigate the effect of the combination of hydroalcoholic extract of Withania somnifera (WS) and Tribulus terrestris (TT) on letrozole induced polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) in rat. METHODS: Twenty four female Wistar rats of regular estrus cycle were divided into four groups of six animals each. The negative control group received 1 mL of 0.5% carboxy methyl cellulose. The animals of the other groups were treated with letrozole (1 mg/kg) for 21 days for induction of PCOS...
December 2016: Integr Med Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447311/attenuation-of-glutamate-induced-excitotoxicity-by-withanolide-a-in-neuron-like-cells-role-for-pi3k-akt-mapk-signaling-pathway
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Nawab John Dar, Naresh Kumar Satti, Prabhu Dutt, Abid Hamid, Muzamil Ahmad
Glutamate-induced excitotoxicity is one of the major underlying mechanisms for neurodegenerative diseases. Efforts are being made to treat such conditions with an array of natural compounds that can modulate the release of glutamate or the underlying mechanisms associated with it. Withania somnifera extract has potent pharmacologic activity similar to that of Korean Ginseng tea and is used to treat several neuronal disorders. However, to date, little efforts have been made to evaluate individual constituents of this plant for neurodegenerative disorders...
April 26, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425984/withaferin-a-kills-cancer-cells-with-and-without-telomerase-chemical-computational-and-experimental-evidences
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Yue Yu, Shashank P Katiyar, Durai Sundar, Zeenia Kaul, Eijiro Miyako, Zhenya Zhang, Sunil C Kaul, Roger R Reddel, Renu Wadhwa
Maintenance of telomere length is the most consistent attribute of cancer cells. Tightly connected to their capacity to overcome replicative mortality, it is achieved either by activation of telomerase or an Alternative mechanism of Lengthening of Telomeres (ALT). Disruption of either of these mechanisms has been shown to induce DNA damage signalling leading to senescence or apoptosis. Telomerase inhibitors are considered as potential anticancer drugs but are ineffective for ALT cancers (~15% of all cancers)...
April 20, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407087/rp-hplc-separation-of-isomeric-withanolides-method-development-validation-and-application-to-in-situ-rat-permeability-determination
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Mohd Yaseen Malik, Isha Taneja, Kanumuri Siva Rama Raju, Jiaur Rahaman Gayen, Sheelendra Pratap Singh, Neelam S Sangwand, Muhammad Wahajuddin
Withanolides are the group of active chemical constituents of Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal. Withaferin A, withanolide A and withanone presents three of the biologically most active constituents of this herb. These steroidal lactones are isomers of each other and thus, pose significant difficulty in their separation. In present study, a simple, specific and reliable RP-HPLC method has been developed and validated for their separation and simultaneous quantification. Separation was carried out on Lichrocart Purospher STAR RP-18e column (250 × 4...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Chromatographic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387888/withaferin-a-induces-apoptosis-in-osteosarcoma-u2os-cell-line-via-generation-of-ros-and-disruption-of-mitochondrial-membrane-potential
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A-X Li, M Sun, X Li
OBJECTIVE: Withaferin-A (WF-A) is a well-known dietary compound isolated from Withania somnifera. It has marked pharmacological potential and has been shown to exhibit antiproliferative activity against several types of cancerous cells. Currently, the main focus of anti-cancer therapeutic development is to identify apoptosis-inducing drug-like molecules. Osteosarcoma is a rare type of bone cancer affecting humans. The objective of the present study was therefore to evaluate the antitumor potential of WF-A against several osteosarcoma cell lines...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377654/a-comparative-study-of-ion-diffusion-from-calcium-hydroxide-with-various-herbal-pastes-through-dentin
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Priyanka Dausage, Rajesh B Dhirawani, Jayant Marya, Vrinda Dhirawani, Vijayendra Kumar
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the diffusion ability of ions through dentinal tubules of different nonalcoholic calcium hydroxide-containing herbal pastes and compare it with the calcium hydroxide paste prepared with saline. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 36 single-rooted premolar teeth were used in this study. The tooth crowns were removed and the root canals were prepared. Depending on the vehicle to be used for preparing calcium hydroxide pastes, six groups were made: Group I: Ca(OH)2 saline paste (control group), group II: Ca(OH)2 papaya latex paste, group III: Ca(OH)2 coconut water paste, group IV: Ca(OH)2 Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) paste, group V: Ca(OH)2 Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) paste, and group VI: Ca(OH)2 garlic (Allium sativum) paste...
January 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365961/withaferin-a-induces-mitochondrial-dependent-apoptosis-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-via-generation-of-reactive-oxygen-species
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Xi Liu, Lei Chen, Tao Liang, Xiao-Dong Tian, Yang Liu, Tao Zhang
PURPOSE: Withaferin A (WA) is a bioactive lactone, isolated from natural sources, mainly found in Withania somnifera, and was known to be highly effective against a variety of tumor cells both in vitro and in vivo. Accumulating experimental evidence suggests the involvement of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in WA-mediated cytotoxicity against cancer cells. Hence, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of WA in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells and also the role of ROC in WA-mediated cytotoxicity...
January 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299798/sterol-glycosyltransferases-required-for-adaptation-of-withania-somnifera-at-high-temperature
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Gaurav Singh, Manish Tiwari, Surendra Pratap Singh, Ruchi Singh, Surendra Singh, Pramod Arvind Shirke, Prabodh K Trivedi, Pratibha Misra
Heat is a major environmental stress factor that confines growth, productivity, and metabolism of plants. Plants respond to such unfavorable conditions through changes in their physiological, biochemical and developmental processes. Withania somnifera, an important medicinal plant, grows in hot and dry conditions, however, molecular mechanisms related to such adaptive properties are not known. Here, we elucidated that members of the SGT gene family play important roles in the survival of W. somnifera under adverse conditions through maintaining the integrity of the membrane...
March 16, 2017: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299323/addressing-challenges-to-enhance-the-bioactives-of-withania-somnifera-through-organ-tissue-and-cell-culture-based-approaches
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REVIEW
Pritika Singh, Rupam Guleri, Amrita Angurala, Kuldeep Kaur, Kulwinder Kaur, Sunil C Kaul, Renu Wadhwa, Pratap Kumar Pati
Withania somnifera is a highly valued medicinal plant in traditional home medicine and is known for a wide range of bioactivities. Its commercial cultivation is adversely affected by poor seed viability and germination. Infestation by various pests and pathogens, survival under unfavourable environmental conditions, narrow genetic base, and meager information regarding biosynthesis of secondary metabolites are some of the other existing challenges in the crop. Biotechnological interventions through organ, tissue, and cell culture provide promising options for addressing some of these issues...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285413/comprehensive-assessment-of-the-genes-involved-in-withanolide-biosynthesis-from-withania-somnifera-chemotype-specific-and-elicitor-responsive-expression
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Aditya Vikram Agarwal, Parul Gupta, Deeksha Singh, Yogeshwar Vikram Dhar, Deepak Chandra, Prabodh Kumar Trivedi
Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal (Family, Solanaceae), is among the most valuable medicinal plants used in Ayurveda owing to its rich reservoir of pharmaceutically active secondary metabolites known as withanolides. Withanolides are C28-steroidal lactones having a triterpenoidal metabolic origin synthesised via mevalonate (MVA) pathway and methyl-D-erythritol-4-phosphate (MEP) pathway involving metabolic intermediacy of 24-methylene (C30-terpenoid) cholesterol. Phytochemical studies suggest differences in the content and/or nature of withanolides in different tissues of different chemotypes...
March 11, 2017: Functional & Integrative Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285113/ayurvedic-management-in-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Sarvesh Kumar Singh, Kshipra Rajoria
The age related spondylotic changes may result in direct compressive and ischemic dysfunction of the spinal cord known as cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). Symptoms often develop insidiously and are characterized by neck stiffness, unilateral or bilateral deep aching neck, arm and shoulder pain, and possibly stiffness or clumsiness while walking. The management available in current mainstream medicine is not satisfactory. Various Ayurvedic treatments have been in use for these manifestations. We present a case of CSM, which was treated with a combination of Panchakarma procedures and Ayurvedic oral drugs...
January 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282606/protection-against-cerebral-infarction-by-withaferin-a-involves-inhibition-of-neuronal-apoptosis-activation-of-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway-and-reduced-intimal-hyperplasia-via-inhibition-of-vsmc-migration-and-matrix-metalloproteinases
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Qi-Zhi Zhang, Yu-Dong Guo, Hao-Mei Li, Rui-Zheng Wang, Shou-Gang Guo, Yi-Feng Du
PURPOSE: Stroke is a major public health concern with high rates of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Cerebral ischemia and infarction are commonly associated with stroke. Currently used medications, though effective, are also associated with adverse effects. Development of effective neuroprotective agents with fewer side effects would be of clinical value. We evaluated the effects of Withaferin A (WA), a steroidal lactone derived from the plant Withania somnifera, on experimentally induced cerebral infarction...
March 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253924/withania-somnifera-leaf-alleviates-cognitive-dysfunction-by-enhancing-hippocampal-plasticity-in-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-model
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Shaffi Manchanda, Gurcharan Kaur
BACKGROUND: Sedentary lifestyle, psychological stress and labor saving devices in this current society often disrupts the energy gain and expenditure balance leading to obesity. High caloric diet is associated with the high prevalence of cognitive dysfunction and neuropsychiatric disorders in addition to cardiovascular and metabolic abnormalities. The present study was aimed to elucidate the potential beneficial effect of dry leaf powder of Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) in preventing the cognitive decline associated with diet induced obesity...
March 3, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249222/comparative-study-of-withanolide-production-and-the-related-transcriptional-responses-of-biosynthetic-genes-in-fungi-elicited-cell-suspension-culture-of-withania-somnifera-in-shake-flask-and-bioreactor
#20
Seema Ahlawat, Parul Saxena, Athar Ali, Shazia Khan, Malik Z Abdin
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is one of the most reputed medicinal plants in the traditional medicinal system. In this study, cell suspension culture of W. somnifera was elicited with cell homogenates of fungi (A. alternata, F. solani, V. dahliae and P. indica) in shake flask and the major withanolides like withanolide A, withaferin A and withanone were analysed. Simultaneously expression levels of key pathway genes from withanolides biosynthetic pathways were also checked via quantitative PCR in shake flask as well as in bioreactor...
February 17, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
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