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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794929/high-frequency-direct-shoot-organogenesis-of-leaf-explants-and-a-comparative-evaluation-of-phytochemicals-antioxidant-potential-of-wild-vs-in-vitro-plant-extracts-of-lysimachia-laxa
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Sanjoy Gupta, Tapan Seal, A A Mao, Soneswar Sarma
The present studies were attempted to develop direct shoot organogenesis from in vitro grown leaf explants of Lysimachia laxa and comparative evaluation of phytochemical and antioxidant potential of in vitro raised and wild plants extracts. The fresh leaves of this species are used for deworming gastrointestinal worm infection in traditional medicine. Overexploitation of this species and poor regeneration has led to rapid decline in wild population, therefore, present investigation was attempted to develop an efficient rapid mass propagation protocol for this species...
August 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749445/a-metabolomics-guided-exploration-of-the-phytochemical-constituents-of-vernonia-fastigiata-with-the-aid-of-pressurized-hot-water-extraction-and-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
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Keabetswe Masike, Bradley S Khoza, Paul A Steenkamp, Elize Smit, Ian A Dubery, Ntakadzeni E Madala
Vernonia fastigiata is a multi-purpose nutraceutical plant with interesting biological properties. However, very little is known about its phytochemical composition and, thus the need for its phytochemical characterization. In the current study, an environmentally friendly method, pressurized hot water extraction (PHWE), was used to extract metabolites from the leaves of V. fastigiata at various temperatures (50 °C, 100 °C, 150 °C and 200 °C). Ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-quadrupole time of flight mass spectrometry (UHPLC-qTOF-MS) analysis in combination with chemometric methods, particularly principal component analysis (PCA) and liquid/gas chromatography mass spectrometry (XCMS) cloud plots, were used to descriptively visualize the data and identify significant metabolites extracted at various temperatures...
July 27, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698131/white-grape-pomace-extracts-obtained-by-a-sequential-enzymatic-plus-ethanol-based-extraction-exert-antioxidant-anti-tyrosinase-and-anti-inflammatory-activities
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Maura Ferri, Greta Rondini, Maria Maddalena Calabretta, Elisa Michelini, Veronica Vallini, Fabio Fava, Aldo Roda, Giordano Minnucci, Annalisa Tassoni
The present work aimed at optimizing a two-step enzymatic plus solvent-based process for the recovery of bioactive compounds from white grape (Vitis vinifera L., mix of Trebbiano and Verdicchio cultivars) pomace, the winemaking primary by-product. Phenolic compounds solubilised by water enzyme-assisted and ethanol-based extractions of wet (WP) and dried (DP) pomace were characterized for composition and tested for antioxidant, anti-tyrosinase and anti-inflammatory bioactivities. Ethanol treatment led to higher phenol yields than water extraction, while DP samples showed the highest capacity of releasing polyphenols, most probably as a positive consequence of the pomace drying process...
July 8, 2017: New Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658963/chemical-composition-and-physicochemical-properties-of-phaeodactylum-tricornutum-microalgal-residual-biomass
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L J German-Báez, M A Valdez-Flores, J V Félix-Medina, C D Norzagaray-Valenzuela, D U Santos-Ballardo, C Reyes-Moreno, L M Shelton, A Valdez-Ortiz
The production of photosynthetic biofuels using microalgae is a promising strategy to combat the use of non-renewable energy sources. The microalgae residual biomass is a waste by-product of biofuel production; however, it could prove to have utility in the development of sustainable nutraceuticals and functional foods. In this study, a comprehensive characterisation of the under-utilised Phaeodactylum tricornutum microalgae residual biomass is presented. Proximal composition, antioxidant capacity (using three different antioxidant assays; oxygen radical absorbance capacity; radical cation activity, ABTS; and radical scavenging activity, DPPH), and total phenolic content of free and bound polyphenols were determined...
January 1, 2017: Food Science and Technology International, Ciencia y Tecnología de Los Alimentos Internacional
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657580/phytochemicals-targeting-estrogen-receptors-beneficial-rather-than-adverse-effects
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Sylvain Lecomte, Florence Demay, François Ferrière, Farzad Pakdel
In mammals, the effects of estrogen are mainly mediated by two different estrogen receptors, ERα and ERβ. These proteins are members of the nuclear receptor family, characterized by distinct structural and functional domains, and participate in the regulation of different biological processes, including cell growth, survival and differentiation. The two estrogen receptor (ER) subtypes are generated from two distinct genes and have partially distinct expression patterns. Their activities are modulated differently by a range of natural and synthetic ligands...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630399/dietary-mastic-oil-extracted-from-pistacia-lentiscus-var-chia-suppresses-tumor-growth-in-experimental-colon-cancer-models
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Katerina Spyridopoulou, Angeliki Tiptiri-Kourpeti, Evangeli Lampri, Eleni Fitsiou, Stavros Vasileiadis, Manolis Vamvakias, Haido Bardouki, Anna Goussia, Vasiliki Malamou-Mitsi, Mihalis I Panayiotidis, Alex Galanis, Aglaia Pappa, Katerina Chlichlia
Plant-derived bioactive compounds attract considerable interest as potential chemopreventive anticancer agents. We analyzed the volatile dietary phytochemicals (terpenes) present in mastic oil extracted from the resin of Pistacia lentiscus var. chia and comparatively investigated their effects on colon carcinoma proliferation, a) in vitro against colon cancer cell lines and b) in vivo on tumor growth in mice following oral administration. Mastic oil inhibited - more effectively than its major constituents- proliferation of colon cancer cells in vitro, attenuated migration and downregulated transcriptional expression of survivin (BIRC5a)...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629185/leptadenia-reticulata-retz-wight-arn-jivanti-botanical-agronomical-phytochemical-pharmacological-and-biotechnological-aspects
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Sudipta Kumar Mohanty, Mallappa Kumara Swamy, Uma Rani Sinniah, Maniyam Anuradha
Leptadenia reticulata (Retz.) Wight & Arn. (Apocynaceae), is a traditional medicinal plant species widely used to treat various ailments such as tuberculosis, hematopoiesis, emaciation, cough, dyspnea, fever, burning sensation, night blindness, cancer, and dysentery. In Ayurveda, it is known for its revitalizing, rejuvenating, and lactogenic properties. This plant is one of the major ingredients in many commercial herbal formulations, including Speman, Envirocare, Calshakti, Antisept, and Chyawanprash. The therapeutic potential of this herb is because of the presence of diverse bioactive compounds such as α-amyrin, β-amyrin, ferulic acid, luteolin, diosmetin, rutin, β-sitosterol, stigmasterol, hentricontanol, a triterpene alcohol simiarenol, apigenin, reticulin, deniculatin, and leptaculatin...
June 19, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605679/a-re-investigation-of-the-phytochemical-composition-of-the-edible-herb-amaranthus-retroflexus-l
#8
Serena Fiorito, Francesco Epifano, Roberta Palmisano, Salvatore Genovese, Vito Alessandro Taddeo
In this paper the presence of selected prenylated and unprenylated phenylpropanoids of nutraceutical value, namely umbelliferone, apigenin, 4'-geranyloxyferulic acid, 7-isopentenyloxycoumarin, auraptene, and umbelliprenin have been determined in all parts of the edible herb Amaranthus retroflexus extracted with different methodologies. Roots were seen to contain the widest variety of unprenylated and prenylated phenylpropanoids both in terms of number of secondary metabolites and their quantitites. Findings described in the present study underline how A...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605204/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-phytochemicals-from-fruits-vegetables-and-food-legumes-a-review
#9
Fengmei Zhu, Bin Du, Baojun Xu
Inflammation is the first biological response of the immune system to infection, injury or irritation. Evidence suggests that the anti-inflammatory effect is mediated through the regulation of various inflammatory cytokines, such as nitric oxide, interleukins, tumor necrosis factor alpha-α, interferon gamma-γ as well as noncytokine mediator, prostaglandin E2. Fruits, vegetables, and food legumes contain high levels of phytochemicals that show anti-inflammatory effect, but their mechanisms of actions have not been completely identified...
June 12, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588600/date-palm-tree-phoenix-dactylifera-l-natural-products-and-therapeutic-options
#10
REVIEW
Reem A Al-Alawi, Jawhara H Al-Mashiqri, Jawaher S M Al-Nadabi, Badria I Al-Shihi, Younis Baqi
Many plants, including some of the commonly consumed herbs and spices in our daily food, can be safely and effectively used to prevent and/or treat some health concerns. For example, caffeine the active ingredient found in coffee beans (Coffea), shows biological activity in the treatment of the central nervous system (CNS) disorders, indole-3-carbinol, and 3,3'-diindolylmethane are both broccoli (Brassica oleracea) derived phytochemicals with potential anti-cancer activity, and resveratrol, isolated from grape (Vitis vinifera), is reported to extend lifespan and provide cardio-neuro-protective, anti-diabetic, and anti-cancer effects...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572953/investigation-of-the-profile-of-phenolic-compounds-in-the-leaves-and-stems-of-pandiaka-heudelotii-using-gas-chromatography-coupled-with-flame-ionization-detector
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Mercy O Ifeanacho, Catherine C Ikewuchi, Jude C Ikewuchi
The profile of phenolic compounds in the leaves and stems of Pandiaka heudelotii was investigated using gas chromatography coupled with flame ionization detector. The leaves and stems had high flavonoids and benzoic acid derivatives content, and moderate levels of lignans and hydroxycinnamates. Twenty-eight known flavonoids were detected, which consisted mainly of kaempferol (41.93% in leaves and 47.97% in stems), (+)-catechin (17.12% in leaves and 16.11% in stems), quercetin (13.83% in leaves and 9.39% in stems), luteolin (7...
May 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559607/seasonal-variation-in-phytochemicals-and-nutraceutical-potential-of-begonia-nelumbiifolia-consumed-in-puebla-m%C3%A3-xico
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Nemesio Villa-Ruano, Yesenia Pacheco-Hernández, Ramiro Cruz-Durán, Edmundo Lozoya-Gloria, Martha G Betancourt-Jiménez
Begonia nelumbiifolia is a traditional edible plant consumed and commercialized in the northern highlands of Puebla, México. The present study reports the seasonal variation in proximate analysis as well as organic acids, carotenoids and flavonoids content in both leaves and stalks of this plant. The stalks contained low concentrations of protein (~3%), fiber (~1.5%) and nitrogen free extract (~0.26%) during the time of study. Both organs showed contents of oxalic acid (91-103 mg 100 g(-1) FW), ascorbic acid (50-65 mg 100 g(-1) FW), lutein (1-2...
May 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556789/characterization-of-metabolite-profile-in-phyllanthus-niruri-and-correlation-with-bioactivity-elucidated-by-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-based-metabolomics
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Ahmed Mediani, Faridah Abas, M Maulidiani, Alfi Khatib, Chin Ping Tan, Intan Safinar Ismail, Khozirah Shaari, Amin Ismail
Phyllanthus niruri is an important medicinal plant. To standardize the extract and guarantee its maximum benefit, processing methods optimization ought to be amenable and beneficial. Herein, three dried P. niruri samples, air (AD), freeze (FD) and oven (OD), extracted with various ethanol to water ratios (0%, 50%, 70%, 80% and 100%) were evaluated for their metabolite changes using proton nuclear magnetic resonance (¹H-NMR)-based metabolomics approach. The amino acids analysis showed that FD P. niruri exhibited higher content of most amino acids compared to the other dried samples...
May 30, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553090/anti-amyloid-aggregation-activity-of-novel-carotenoids-implications-for-alzheimer-s-drug-discovery
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Johant Lakey-Beitia, Deborah Doens, D Jagadeesh Kumar, Enrique Murillo, Patricia L Fernandez, K S Rao, Armando A Durant-Archibold
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the leading cause of dementia, affecting approximately 33.5 million people worldwide. Aging is the main risk factor associated with AD. Drug discovery based on nutraceutical molecules for prevention and treatment of AD is a growing topic. In this sense, carotenoids are phytochemicals present mainly in fruits and vegetables with reported benefits for human health. In this research, the anti-amyloidogenic activity of three carotenoids, cryptocapsin, cryptocapsin-5,6-epoxide, and zeaxanthin, was assessed...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497036/reversed-phase-hplc-dad-profiling-of-carotenoids-chlorophylls-and-phenolic-compounds-in-adiantum-capillus-veneris-leaves
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Alam Zeb, Fareed Ullah
Adiantum capillus-veneris is important endangered fern species with several medicinal properties. In this study, the leaves samples were extracted and separated using reversed phase HPLC with DAD for carotenoids, chlorophylls and phenolic compounds. Separation of carotenoids and chlorophylls were carried out using a tertiary gradient system of water, MTBE and methanol-water, while a binary gradient system of methanol-water-acetic acid was used for phenolic profiling. Results revealed eight carotenoids, four pheophytins, and two chlorophylls...
2017: Frontiers in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495603/ethnopharmacological-uses-phytochemistry-biological-activities-and-therapeutic-applications-of-clinacanthus-nutans-burm-f-lindau-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Muhamad Noor Alfarizal Kamarudin, Md Moklesur Rahman Sarker, Habsah Abdul Kadir, Long Chiau Ming
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Clinacanthus nutans (Burm. f.) Lindau, a widely used medicinal plant, is extensively grown in tropical Asia and Southeast Asian countries. C. nutans, with its broad spectrum of pharmacological activities, has been traditionally used to treat cancer, inflammatory disorders, diabetes, insect bites, and skin problems, consumed as a vegetable, mixed with fresh juices, in concoctions, and as a whole plant. The present review analyzes the advances in the ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry, pharmacology, and toxicology of C...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483461/the-gut-microbiota-a-key-factor-in-the-therapeutic-effects-of-poly-phenols
#17
REVIEW
Juan Carlos Espín, Antonio González-Sarrías, Francisco A Tomás-Barberán
(Poly)phenols (PPs) constitute a large family of phytochemicals with high chemical diversity that are known to be active principles of plant-derived nutraceuticals and herbal medicinal products. Their pharmacological activity, however, is difficult to demonstrate due to their mild physiological effects, and to the large inter-individual variability observed. Many PPs have little bioavailability and reach the colon almost unaltered. There they encounter the gut microbes resulting in a two-way interaction in which PPs modulate the gut microbiota composition, and the intestinal microbes catabolize the ingested PPs to release metabolites that are often more active and better absorbed than the native phenolic compounds...
September 1, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476158/melicope-ptelefolia-leaf-extracts-exhibit-antioxidant-activity-and-exert-anti-proliferative-effect-with-apoptosis-induction-on-four-different-cancer-cell-lines
#18
Mohammad Faujul Kabir, Johari Mohd Ali, Mitra Abolmaesoomi, Onn Haji Hashim
BACKGROUND: Melicope ptelefolia is a well-known herb in a number of Asian countries. It is often used as vegetable salad and traditional medicine to address various ailments. However, not many studies have been currently done to evaluate the medicinal benefits of M. ptelefolia (MP). The present study reports antioxidant, anti-proliferative, and apoptosis induction activities of MP leaf extracts. METHOD: Young MP leaves were dried, powdered and extracted sequentially using hexane (HX), ethyl acetate (EA), methanol (MeOH) and water (W)...
May 5, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445390/prevention-of-colorectal-cancer-by-targeting-obesity-related-disorders-and-inflammation
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REVIEW
Yohei Shirakami, Masaya Ohnishi, Hiroyasu Sakai, Takuji Tanaka, Masahito Shimizu
Colorectal cancer is a major healthcare concern worldwide. Many experimental and clinical studies have been conducted to date to discover agents that help in the prevention of this disease. Chronic inflammation in colonic mucosa and obesity, and its related metabolic abnormalities, are considered to increase the risk of colorectal cancer. Therefore, treatments targeting these factors might be a promising strategy to prevent the development of colorectal cancer. Among a number of functional foods, various phytochemicals, including tea catechins, which have anti-inflammatory and anti-obesity properties, and medicinal agents that ameliorate metabolic disorders, might also be beneficial in the prevention of colorectal cancer...
April 26, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390858/combining-in%C3%A2-vitro-in%C3%A2-vivo-and-in-silico-approaches-to-evaluate-nutraceutical-potentials-and-chemical-fingerprints-of-moltkia-aurea-and-moltkia-coerulea
#20
Gokhan Zengin, Ramazan Ceylan, Jelena Katanić, Adriano Mollica, Abdurrahman Aktumsek, Tatjana Boroja, Sanja Matić, Vladimir Mihailović, Snežana Stanić, Zaahira Aumeeruddy-Elalfi, Mustafa Abdullah Yilmaz, Mohamad Fawzi Mahomoodally
Methanolic extracts of Moltkia aurea Boiss. (MA) and Moltkia coerulea (Willd.) Lehm. (MC) were investigated for their antioxidant capacity and enzymatic inhibitory potential against acetylcholinesterase, butyrylcholinesterase, α-amylase, α-glucosidase, and tyrosinase in vitro. MA and MC were also explored for their antimicrobial effect, as well as for their possible genotoxic/antigenotoxic potential on Drosophila melanogaster in vivo. The total bioactive components (phenolic (TPC) and flavonoid contents (TFC)) were determined and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) metabolite profiling of MA and MC appraised...
April 5, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
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