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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341924/maca-polysaccharides-a-review-of-compositions-isolation-therapeutics-and-prospects
#1
REVIEW
Yujuan Li, Fangxue Xu, Mengmeng Zheng, Xiaozhi Xi, Xiaowei Cui, Chunchao Han
Maca polysaccharides, some of the major bioactive substances in Lepidium meyenii (Walp.) (Maca), have various biological properties, including anti-oxidant, anti-fatigue, anti-tumor, and immunomodulatory effects, as well as hepatoprotective activity and regulation function. Although many therapeutics depend on multiple structures of maca polysaccharides in addition to providing sufficient foundations for maca polysaccharide products in industrial applications, the relationships between the pharmacological effects and structures have not been established...
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313251/unintentional-and-sequential-lead-exposure-from-a-ceramic-mug-and-maca-lepidium-meyenii
#2
Kelly Johnson-Arbor, Kathy Vo, Flavia Wong, Ryszard Gajek
Although the incidence of lead poisoning has decreased in the USA over the last 30 years, human exposures to lead-containing products are still reported. We present a case of unintentional lead exposure from a store-bought ceramic mug and a nutritional supplement. A 32-year-old female was found to have a whole blood lead concentration of 44 μg/dL. Evaluation of her home, occupation, and hobbies initially did not identify a source of lead exposure. Further investigation revealed that the likely etiology of the exposure was lead leaching from a ceramic mug used by the patient to drink hot lemon water while she was pregnant...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Medical Toxicology: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288688/neuroprotective-activity-of-macamides-on-manganese-induced-mitochondrial-disruption-in-u-87-mg-glioblastoma-cells
#3
Kuljeet S Gugnani, Nguyen Vu, Alejandro N Rondón-Ortiz, Mark Böhlke, Timothy J Maher, Alejandro J Pino-Figueroa
Macamides are a distinct class of secondary metabolites, benzylamides of long chain fatty acids, which were isolated from the Peruvian plant Lepidium meyenii (Maca). As structural analogues of the endocannabinoid anandamide (AEA), they have demonstrated neuroprotective effects in vitro and in vivo. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the neuroprotective activity of the macamides: N-(3-methoxybenzyl)oleamide (MAC 18:1), N-(3-methoxybenzyl)linoleamide (MAC 18:2) and N-(3-methoxybenzyl)linolenamide (MAC 18:3) in a neurotoxic environment caused by exposure of U-87 MG glioblastoma cells to manganese chloride (MnCl2)...
December 27, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237937/drug-induced-liver-injury-due-to-lepidium-meyenii-maca-medicinal-liquor
#4
An Xiao, Hai-Ying He, Qing Chen, Shi-Wu Ma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232875/optimization-of-ultrasound-assisted-extraction-hplc-and-uhplc-esi-q-tof-ms-ms-analysis-of-main-macamides-and-macaenes-from-maca-cultivars-of-lepidium-meyenii-walp
#5
Shu-Xiao Chen, Ke-Ke Li, Duoji Pubu, Si-Ping Jiang, Bin Chen, Li-Rong Chen, Zhen Yang, Chao Ma, Xiao-Jie Gong
Ultrasound-assisted extraction (UAE), using petroleum ether as the solvent, was systematically applied to extract main macamides and macaenes from Maca hypocotyls. Extraction yield was related with four variables, including ratio of solution to solid, extraction temperature, extraction time, and extraction power. On the basis of response surface methodology (RSM), the optimal conditions were determined to be the ratio of solution to solid as 10:1 (mL/g), the extraction temperature of 40 °C, the extraction time of 30 min, and the extraction power of 200 W...
December 10, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160562/aqueous-extract-of-yellow-maca-lepidium-meyenii-improves-sperm-count-in-experimental-animals-but-response-depends-on-hypocotyl-size-ph-and-routes-of-administration
#6
L Sanchez-Salazar, G F Gonzales
Lepidium meyenii, a Peruvian plant growing over 4000 m.a.s.l., has effects on nutrition and fertility. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the sperm count in 105 male mice receiving boiled aqueous extract of yellow maca hypocotyls from different sizes, under different pH conditions and using two different routes of administration. Five mice per group were treated daily for 3 days with vehicle (oral and intraperitoneal) or maca aqueous extracts (5 mg/0.5 ml/day) belonging to the first, second, third and fourth categories, according to their hypocotyl size...
November 21, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080819/isolation-purification-and-antioxidant-activity-of-polysaccharides-from-the-leaves-of-maca-lepidium-meyenii
#7
Kang Caicai, Hao Limin, Zhang Liming, Zheng Zhiqiang, Yang Yongwu
Two fractions of polysaccharides (MLP-1 and MLP-2) were extracted from the leaves of maca (Lepidium Meyenii Walp.) by water, and purified using DEAE-52 ion exchange resin and sephadex G-200 clumns chromatography. An investigation was carried out for their structural characterization and antioxidant activity in vitro. The results indicated that MLP-1 was mainly composed of ribose, rhamnose, arabinose, xylose, mannose, glucose and galactose, with the molar ratio of 0.12:0.32:1.50:0.32:1.03:1.00:0.93; the MLP-2 was a homopolysaccharide composed of glucose...
October 25, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047156/cyclophosphamide-induced-male-subfertility-in-mice-an-assessment-of-the-potential-benefits-of-maca-supplement
#8
A Y Onaolapo, B P Oladipo, O J Onaolapo
Effects of Lepidium meyenii (Maca) on cyclophosphamide (CYP)-induced gonadal toxicity in male mice were investigated. Mice were assigned to six treatment groups: Vehicle control, CYP control, CYP plus oral Maca (500 or 1,000 mg/kg), and oral Maca (500 or 1,000 mg/kg). CYP was administered via the intraperitoneal route (days 1-2), while vehicle or Maca were administered daily for 28 days. On day 28, half of the animals in each group were either sacrificed or paired with age-matched females for fertility assessment...
October 18, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876077/biomimetic-synthesis-of-macahydantoins-a-and-b-from-lepidium-meyenii-and-structure-revision-of-macahydantoin-b-as-a-class-of-thiohydantoin-with-a-4-methyl-hexahydropyrrolo-1-2-c-imidazole-skeleton
#9
Min Zhou, Hang-Ying Ma, Huan-Huan Xing, Ping Li, Gan-Peng Li, Hui-Chun Geng, Qiu-Fen Hu, Guang-Yu Yang
Phytochemical investigation on Lepidium meyenii led to the discovery of macahydantoin C (3), a new thiohydantoin with a 1,3-diazabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane core, the spectral properties of which indicate a potential structural misassignment of its previously reported analogue, macahydantoin B (2a). To probe this hypothesis, a concise, scalable, and biomimetic synthesis of the originally proposed 2a and its revised structure (2b) was efficiently accomplished using the modified Edman degradation as the key step from commercially available materials in 65% (three steps) and 52% (three steps) overall yields, respectively...
September 6, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846044/red-maca-lepidium-meyenii-a-plant-from-the-peruvian-highlands-promotes-skin-wound-healing-at-sea-level-and-at-high-altitude-in-adult-male-mice
#10
Denisse Nuñez, Paola Olavegoya, Gustavo F Gonzales, Cynthia Gonzales-Castañeda
Nuñez, Denisse, Paola Olavegoya, Gustavo F. Gonzales, and Cynthia Gonzales-Castañeda. Red maca (Lepidium meyenii), a plant from the Peruvian highlands, promotes skin wound healing at sea level and at high altitude in adult male mice. High Alt Med Biol 00:000-000, 2015.-Wound healing consists of three simultaneous phases: inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling. Previous studies suggest that there is a delay in the healing process in high altitude, mainly due to alterations in the inflammatory phase. Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a Peruvian plant with diverse biological properties, such as the ability to protect the skin from inflammatory lesions caused by ultraviolet radiation, as well as its antioxidant and immunomodulatory properties...
August 28, 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822987/effects-of-a-water-extract-of-lepidium-meyenii-root-in-different-models-of-persistent-pain-in-rats
#11
Barbara Tenci, Lorenzo Di Cesare Mannelli, Mario Maresca, Laura Micheli, Giuseppe Pieraccini, Nadia Mulinacci, Carla Ghelardini
Lepidium meyenii (Walp.), commonly called maca, is an Andean crop belonging to the Brassicaceae family. Maca hypocotils are habitually consumed as customary food as well as traditional remedies for pathological conditions such as infertility. Moreover, the characterization of maca extracts revealed the presence of compounds that are able to modulate the nervous system. Aimed to evaluate the efficacy of L. meyenii in persistent pain, the present study analyzed the effects of a commercial root extract from maca in different animal models reproducing the most common causes of chronic painful pathologies...
October 26, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Naturforschung. C, A Journal of Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811221/is-the-hype-around-the-reproductive-health-claims-of-maca-lepidium-meyenii-walp-justified
#12
REVIEW
Shruti Beharry, Michael Heinrich
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Maca - Lepidium meyenii Walp. has been cultivated and used by Andean people for over 1300-2000 years in Peru as food and medicine. Starting in the late 1990's it has developed into an important herbal medicine in China and is now cultivated there widely, too AIM OF STUDY: This study aims to provide an insight into the emergence of maca on the global market as an alternative remedy to treat reproductive health related problems in both men and women and to critically assess these health claims...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635053/protective-effects-of-lepidium-meyenii-maca-aqueous-extract-and-lycopene-on-testosterone-propionate-induced-prostatic-hyperplasia-in-mice
#13
Ying Zou, Waleed Aboshora, Jing Li, Tiancun Xiao, Lianfu Zhang
The inhibitory effect of maca extractant, lycopene, and their combination was evaluated in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) mice induced by testosterone propionate. Mice were divided into a saline group, solvent control group and testosterone propionate-induced BPH mice [BPH model group, solvent BPH model group, benzyl glucosinolate group (1.44 mg/kg), maca group (60 mg/kg), lycopene treated (15, 5, and 2.5 mg/kg), maca (30 mg/kg) combine lycopene treated (7.5, 2.5, and 1.25 mg/kg), and finasteride treated]...
August 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577982/purification-characterization-and-biological-activities-of-a-polysaccharide-from-lepidium-meyenii-leaves
#14
Shufang Li, Limin Hao, Qiaozhen Kang, Yinxin Cui, Hui Jiang, Xin Liu, Jike Lu
The characteristics and biological activities of a novel polysaccharide from Lepidium meyenii leaves (LMLP) were investigated. LMLP was purified using DEAE-52 cellulose chromatography followed by SephadexG-100 chromatography. The average molecule weight of LMLP was 58.43kDa and it was composed of galactose, arabinose, rhamnose, glucose and mannose with a relative molar ratio of 5.51:4.05:1.15:0.77:0.01. Antioxidant activity results showed that LMLP presented an EC50 of 3.72mg/mL in scavenging 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical, and it also had reducing power (OD700nm being 0...
October 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560642/identification-and-characterization-of-micrornas-and-their-targets-in-high-altitude-stress-adaptive-plant-maca-lepidium-meyenii-walp
#15
Sujay Paul
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are endogenous, short (~21-nucleotide), non-coding RNA molecules that play pivotal roles in plant growth, development, and stress response signaling. In this study using recently published draft genome sequence of a high-altitude plant maca (Lepidium meyenii Walp) and applying genome-wide computational-based approaches, a total of 62 potentially conserved miRNAs belonging to 28 families were identified and four (lme-miR160a, lme-miR164c, lme-miR 166a, and lme-miR 319a) of them further validated by RT-PCR...
June 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472063/occurrence-of-urea-based-soluble-epoxide-hydrolase-inhibitors-from-the-plants-in-the-order-brassicales
#16
Seiya Kitamura, Christophe Morisseau, Todd R Harris, Bora Inceoglu, Bruce D Hammock
Recently, dibenzylurea-based potent soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) inhibitors were identified in Pentadiplandra brazzeana, a plant in the order Brassicales. In an effort to generalize the concept, we hypothesized that plants that produce benzyl glucosinolates and corresponding isothiocyanates also produce these dibenzylurea derivatives. Our overall aim here was to examine the occurrence of urea derivatives in Brassicales, hoping to find biologically active urea derivatives from plants. First, plants in the order Brassicales were analyzed for the presence of 1, 3-dibenzylurea (compound 1), showing that three additional plants in the order Brassicales produce the urea derivatives...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304399/chemical-profiling-analysis-of-maca-using-uhplc-esi-orbitrap-ms-coupled-with-uhplc-esi-qqq-ms-and-the-neuroprotective-study-on-its-active-ingredients
#17
Yanyan Zhou, Peng Li, Adelheid Brantner, Hongjie Wang, Xinbin Shu, Jian Yang, Nan Si, Lingyu Han, Haiyu Zhao, Baolin Bian
Lepidium meyenii (Maca), originated from Peru, has been cultivated widely in China as a popular health care food. However, the chemical and effective studies of Maca were less in-depth, which restricted its application seriously. To ensure the quality of Maca, a feasible and accurate strategy was established. One hundred and sixty compounds including 30 reference standards were identified in 6 fractions of methanol extract of Maca by UHPLC-ESI-Orbitrap MS. Among them, 15 representative active compounds were simultaneously determined in 17 samples by UHPLC-ESI-QqQ MS...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295471/long-term-feeding-of-hydroalcoholic-extract-powder-of-lepidium-meyenii-maca-enhances-the-steroidogenic-ability-of-leydig-cells-to-alleviate-its-decline-with-ageing-in-male-rats
#18
K Yoshida, Y Ohta, N Kawate, M Takahashi, T Inaba, S Hatoya, H Morii, K Takahashi, M Ito, H Tamada
This study examined whether feeding hydroalcoholic extract of Lepidium meyenii (maca) to 8-week-old (sexually maturing) or 18-week-old (mature) male rats for more than a half year affects serum testosterone concentration and testosterone production by Leydig cells cultured with hCG, 22R-hydroxycholesterol or pregnenolone. Testosterone concentration was determined in the serum samples obtained before and 6, 12, 18 and 24 weeks after the feeding, and it was significantly increased only at the 6 weeks in the group fed with the maca extract to maturing rats when it was compared with controls...
March 10, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261840/feeding-hydroalcoholic-extract-powder-of-lepidium-meyenii-maca-enhances-testicular-gene-expression-of-3%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-in-rats
#19
Y Ohta, N Kawate, T Inaba, H Morii, K Takahashi, H Tamada
Although feeding diets containing the extract powder of Lepidium meyenii (maca), a plant growing in Peru's Central Andes, increases serum testosterone concentration associated with enhanced ability of testosterone production by Leydig cells in male rats, changes in testicular steroidogenesis-related factors by the maca treatment are not known. This study examined the effects of maca on testicular gene expressions for luteinizing hormone receptor, steroidogenic acute regulatory protein and steroidogenic enzymes...
March 6, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231388/structural-characterization-and-antifatigue-effect-in-vivo-of-maca-lepidium-meyenii-walp-polysaccharide
#20
Weimin Tang, Lu Jin, Lianghua Xie, Juqing Huang, Nan Wang, Bingquan Chu, Xulin Dai, Yu Liu, Rui Wang, Ying Zhang
Maca (Lepidium meyenii Walp) polysaccharides (MP) with purity of 99.2% were obtained to investigate their structural characteristics and antifatigue effect in vivo. The physicochemical properties of MP were analyzed through high-performance gel filtration chromatography, IR, monosaccharide composition, methylation, GC-MS, and NMR analyses. The antifatigue effect of MP was evaluated by using a mouse weight-loaded swimming model. MP is an acidic heteropolysaccharide with an average molecular weight (Mw ) of 793...
March 2017: Journal of Food Science
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