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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926934/the-beneficial-effects-of-allicin-in-chronic-kidney-disease-are-comparable-to-losartan
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Ehécatl Miguel Ángel García Trejo, Abraham Said Arellano Buendía, Omegar Sánchez Reyes, Fernando Enrique García Arroyo, Raúl Arguello García, María Lilia Loredo Mendoza, Edilia Tapia, Laura Gabriela Sánchez Lozada, Horacio Osorio Alonso
Recent studies suggest that allicin may play a role in chronic kidney disease (CKD), reducing hypertension and oxidative stress and improving renal dysfunction. In the present study, CKD was induced by 5/6 nephrectomy and the animals were divided into four treatment groups as follows: control (C), CKD, CKD+allicin (40 mg/kg pathway oral) (CKDA), and CKD+Losartan (20 mg/kg) (CKDL). After CKD induction, the rats developed hypertension from week 3 to the end of the study. This was associated with increased creatinine and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) levels in serum, increased albuminuria, increased urinary excretion of N-acetyl-β-d-glucosaminidase (NAG), increased nephrin expression, and incrased histological alterations in the cortex...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911544/black-garlic-a-critical-review-of-its-production-bioactivity-and-application
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REVIEW
Shunsuke Kimura, Yen-Chen Tung, Min-Hsiung Pan, Nan-Wei Su, Ying-Jang Lai, Kuan-Chen Cheng
Black garlic is obtained from fresh garlic (Allium sativum L.) that has been fermented for a period of time at a controlled high temperature (60-90°C) under controlled high humidity (80-90%). When compared with fresh garlic, black garlic does not release a strong offensive flavor owing to the reduced content of allicin. Enhanced bioactivity of black garlic compared with that of fresh garlic is attributed to its changes in physicochemical properties. Studies concerning the fundamental findings of black garlic, such as its production, bioactivity, and applications, have thus been conducted...
January 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872080/-role-of-autophagy-in-ameliorating-sepsis-induced-acute-lung-injury-by-allicinin-in-mice
#3
Yue Peng, Yu Jiang, Hao Ou, Wei Xing, Mingshi Yang, Min Gao
To investigate roles of autophagy in ameliorating sepsis-induced acute lung injury by allicinin in mice.
 Methods: A total of 152 male Balb/c mice (8-week old) were randomly divided into a sham group, a septic model group, an allicin treatment group, and an autophagy inhibition group. Septic mouse model was established by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP). Mice in the allicin treatment group were given allicin (30 mg/kg, intra-peritoneal injection) at 6 and 12 h, while those in the autophagy inhibition group were given autophagy inhibitor 3-MA (15 mg/kg, intra-peritoneal injection) at half an hour after allicin administration...
August 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868122/allicin-attenuates-tunicamycin-induced-cognitive-deficits-in-rats-via-its-synaptic-plasticity-regulatory-activity
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Qiong Xiang, Xian-Hui Li, Bo Yang, Xin-Xing Fang, Jing Jia, Jie Ren, Yu-Chun Dong, Cheng Ou-Yang, Guang-Cheng Wang
OBJECTIVES: To illuminate the functional effects of allicin on rats with cognitive deficits induced by tunicamycin (TM) and the molecular mechanism of this process. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 200-250 g male SD rats were divided into three groups at random: control group (n=12), TM group (5 μl, 50 μM, ICV, n=12), and allicin treatment group (180 mg/kg/d with chow diet, n=12). After 16 weeks of allicin treatment, the learning ability and memory were tested using novel object recognition (NOR) testing on rats with 72 hr TM treatment (5 μl, 50 μM, ICV); meanwhile, the variation of field excitatory postsynaptic potential (fEPSP) in the Schaffer Collateral (SC)-CA1 synapse was detected by extracellular electrophysiological recordings and the morphology of dendritic spine was observed by Golgi staining as well as detecting several synaptic plasticity-related proteins by Western blot...
June 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858299/synthesis-and-in-vitro-biological-evaluation-of-thiosulfinate-derivatives-for-the-treatment-of-human-multidrug-resistant-breast-cancer
#5
Ariane Roseblade, Alison Ung, Mary Bebawy
Organosulfur compounds derived from Allium vegetables have long been recognized for various therapeutic effects, including anticancer activity. Allicin, one of the main biologically active components of garlic, shows promise as an anticancer agent; however, instability makes it unsuitable for clinical application. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of stabilized allicin derivatives on human breast cancer cells in vitro. In this study, a total of 22 stabilized thiosulfinate derivatives were synthesized and screened for their in vitro antiproliferative activities against drug-sensitive (MCF-7) and multidrug-resistant (MCF-7/Dx) human adenocarcinoma breast cancer cells...
August 31, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828709/a-comprehensive-review-on-pharmacotherapeutics-of-three-phytochemicals-curcumin-quercetin-and-allicin-in-the-treatment-of-gastric-cancer
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Atousa Haghi, Haniye Azimi, Roja Rahimi
OBJECTIVE: Gastric cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer-related death worldwide. Medicinal plants are one of the main sources for discovery of new pharmacological agents especially for treatment of cancers. The aim of the present study is to review pharmacotherapeutic aspects of three mostly studied phytochemicals including curcumin, quercetin, and allicin for management of gastric cancer. METHODS: Scopus, PubMed, Web of Science, and Google Scholar were searched for the effects of curcumin, quercetin, allicin, and their analogs in gastric cancer...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810641/allicin-improves-carotid-artery-intima-media-thickness-in-coronary-artery-disease-patients-with-hyperhomocysteinemia
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De-Shan Liu, Shu-Li Wang, Jun-Mei Li, Er-Shun Liang, Ming-Zhong Yan, Wei Gao
Homocysteine (Hcy) is an important and independent risk factor for atherosclerotic diseases, such as coronary artery disease and ischemic cerebrovascular disease. Increased carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) is a non-invasive marker of systemic atherosclerosis. Allicin treatment may decrease serum Hcy levels and improve impaired endothelial function in rats with hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy). The present study hypothesized that allicin has an anti-atherosclerotic effect in coronary heart disease and tested the effects of allicin treatment on carotid artery IMT and plasma Hcy levels in coronary heart disease patients with HHcy...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712378/treatment-of-allicin-improves-maturation-of-immature-oocytes-and-subsequent-developmental-ability-of-preimplantation-embryos
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Sang-Gi Jeong, Seung-Eun Lee, Yun-Gwi Park, Yeo-Jin Son, Min-Young Shin, Eun-Young Kim, Se-Pill Park
Allicin (AL) regulates the cellular redox, proliferation, viability, and cell cycle of different cells against extracellular-derived stress. This study investigated the effects of allicin treatment on porcine oocyte maturation and developmental competence. Porcine oocytes were cultured in medium supplemented with 0 (control), 0.01, 0.1, 1, 10 or 100 μM AL, respectively, during in vitro maturation (IVM). The rate of polar body emission was higher in the 0.1 AL-treated group (74.5% ± 2.3%) than in the control (68...
August 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703780/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-control-of-secondary-bacterial-infection-caused-by-leishmania-major
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Hany M Yehia, Ebtesam M Al-Olayan, Manal F El-Khadragy, Dina M Metwally
Bacterial infections of cutaneous leishmaniasis cause skin ulcers on mice, resulting in increased tissue deterioration, and these infections can be controlled with liquid allicin. To isolate and identify the incidences of real secondary bacterial infections in mice, we performed the current study by injecting mice (n = 50) with Leishmania major. L. major infections were initiated by an intramuscular injection of 0.1 mL Roswell Park Memorial Institute (RPMI 1640 media/mouse (10(7) promastigote/mL)). Scarring appeared 2-6 weeks after injection, and the bacteria were isolated from the skin ulcer tissues...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693193/allicin-inhibits-the-invasion-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-cells-by-altering-tissue-inhibitor-of-metalloproteinase-matrix-metalloproteinase-balance-via-reducing-the-activity-of-phosphoinositide-3-kinase-akt-signaling
#10
Ling Huang, Yuanhong Song, Jianping Lian, Zhiwei Wang
Allicin, the main active principle associated with Allium sativum chemistry, has various antitumor activities. However, to the best of our knowledge, there is no available information to address the anti-invasive effect and associated mechanism in lung adenocarcinoma. In the present study, cell viability assay, cell adhesion assay, western blot analysis, Transwell migration and invasion assays and reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction were performed. Allicin was identified to inhibit the adhesion, invasion and migration of lung adenocarcinoma cells in a dose-dependent manner, accompanied by decreasing mRNA and protein levels of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and MMP-9...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607407/resistance-of-garlic-cultivars-to-bradysia-odoriphaga-and-its-correlation-with-garlic-thiosulfinates
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Guodong Zhu, Yin Luo, Ming Xue, Fangyuan Zhou, Haipeng Zhao, Guixia Ji, Fang Liu
Garlic, a widely cultivated global vegetable crop, is threatened by the underground pest Bradysia odoriphaga in China. Previous reports indicated that garlic essential oil, of which the dominant components are sulfides or thiosulfinates, exhibits insecticidal activity against pests. However, it is unclear whether the resistance of garlic to B. odoriphaga is related to thiosulfinates. Here, we compared the resistance of 10 garlic cultivars at various growth stages to B. odoriphaga by field investigation and indoor life-table data collection...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572959/bioactive-phytochemicals-in-an-aqueous-extract-of-the-leaves-of-talinum-triangulare
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Catherine C Ikewuchi, Jude C Ikewuchi, Mercy O Ifeanacho
An aqueous leaf extract of Talinum triangulare was screened for the presence of bioactive molecules, using gas chromatography coupled with pulse and flame ionization detectors. It had high carotenoids; moderate benzoic acid derivatives, hydroxycinnamates and flavonoids; and low terpenes, alkaloids, phytosterols, allicins, glycosides, saponins, and lignans contents. Ten known carotenoids (mainly 50.42% carotene and 33.30% lycopene), nine benzoic acid derivatives (mainly 84.63% ferulic acid and 11.92% vanillic acid), and six hydroxycinnamates (55...
May 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511293/enterobacter-aerogenes-zdy01-attenuates-choline-induced-trimethylamine-n-oxide-levels-by-remodeling-gut-microbiota-in-mice
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Liang Qiu, Dong Yang, Xueying Tao, Jun Yu, Hua Xiong, Hua Wei
Trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), which is transformed from trimethylamine (TMA) through hepatic flavin-containing monooxygenases, can promote atherosclerosis. TMA is produced from dietary carnitine, phosphatidylcholine, and choline via the gut microbes. Previous works have shown that some small molecules, such as allicin, resveratrol, and 3,3-dimethyl-1-butanol, are used to reduce circulating TMAO levels. However, the use of bacteria as an effective therapy to reduce TMAO levels has not been reported. In the present study, 82 isolates were screened from healthy Chinese fecal samples on a basal salt medium supplemented with TMA as the sole carbon source...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492800/fungal-infection-control-by-garlic-extracts-allium-sativum-l-and-modulation-of-peritoneal-macrophages-activity-in-murine-model-of-sporotrichosis
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J P Burian, L V S Sacramento, I Z Carlos
Garlic (Allium sativum L.) is grown all over the world as seasoning and medicinal vegetable since 3,000 BC. Allicin is the main component of garlic, being attributed to it the most of its biological activities, such as bactericidal, antifungal and antiviral actions. However, other compounds of garlic present antioxidant, hypocholesterolemic, vasodilator activities, protective action against different types of cancer, and immunomodulatory. Fungal infections are important causes of morbidity and mortality in people mainly in immunosuppressed ones...
May 4, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Biology, Revista Brasleira de Biologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489336/antimicrobial-activity-of-natural-products-against-clostridium-difficile-in-vitro
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Niloufar Roshan, Thomas V Riley, Katherine A Hammer
AIMS: To investigate the antimicrobial activity of various natural products against C. difficile in vitro. METHODS AND RESULTS: The antibacterial activity of 20 natural products was determined by the agar well diffusion and broth microdilution assays against four C. difficile strains, three comparator organisms and four gastrointestinal commensal organisms. Of the raw natural products, garlic juice had the highest activity. The most active processed products were peppermint oil and the four pure compounds trans-cinnamaldehyde, allicin, menthol and zingerone...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489057/an-optimized-facile-procedure-to-synthesize-and-purify-allicin
#16
Frank Albrecht, Roman Leontiev, Claus Jacob, Alan J Slusarenko
Allicin is a reactive sulfur species (RSS) and defence substance from garlic (Allium sativum L.). The compound is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is also effective against multiple drug resistant (MDR) strains. A detailed protocol for allicin synthesis based on diallyl-disulfide (DADS) oxidation by H₂O₂ using acetic acid as a catalyst was published in 2001 by Lawson and Wang. Here we report on improvements to this basic method, clarify the mechanism of the reaction and show that it is zero-order with respect to DADS and first-order with respect to the concentration of H₂O₂...
May 10, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479370/yap1p-the-central-regulator-of-the-s-cerevisiae-oxidative-stress-response-is-activated-by-allicin-a-natural-oxidant-and-defence-substance-of-garlic
#17
Martin C H Gruhlke, Ivan Schlembach, Roman Leontiev, Andreas Uebachs, Peter U G Gollwitzer, Alexander Weiss, Agnes Delaunay, Michel Toledano, Alan J Slusarenko
Allicin is a thiol-reactive sulfur-containing natural product from garlic with a broad range of antimicrobial effects against prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Previous work showed that the S. cerevisiae OSI1 gene is highly induced by allicin and other thiol-reactive compounds, and in silico analysis revealed multiple Yap1p binding motifs in the OSI1 promoter sequence. An OSI1-promoter::luciferase reporter construct expressed in Wt and Δyap1 cells showed absolute Yap1p-dependence for allicin-induced OSI1-expression...
May 4, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462145/antihypertensive-effect-of-allicin-in-dexamethasone-induced-hypertensive-rats
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Harikesh Dubey, Anamika Singh, Angad M Patole, Chandrashekhar R Tenpe
BACKGROUND: Glucocorticoid is among the most commonly prescribed medicine. Unfortunately, Excess glucocorticoid level leads hypertension in 80-90% patients. Garlic (Allium sativum) has been used since ancient times and even nowadays as a part of popular medicine for various ailments and physiological disorders. Hence this study was undertaken to investigate the antihypertensive activity of allicin in dexamethasone induced hypertension in wistar rats. METHODS: The animals were randomly divided into four groups comprising of six rats per group...
March 2017: Integrative medicine research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456799/allicin-decreases-lipopolysaccharide-induced-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-through-suppression-of-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-activation-of-nrf2
#19
Min Zhang, Huichao Pan, Yinjie Xu, Xueting Wang, Zhaohui Qiu, Li Jiang
BACKGROUND: Allicin, a major component of garlic, is regarded as a cardioprotective agent and is associated with increased endothelial function. METHODS: The effects of allicin on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced vascular oxidative stress and inflammation in cultured human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and the mechanisms underlying these effects were studied. The protective effects were measured using cell viability, a lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) assay and cell apoptosis as indicators, and the anti-oxidative activity was determined by measuring reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, oxidative products and endogenous antioxidant enzyme activities...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449595/pharmaceutical-perspectives-of-spices-and-condiments-as-alternative-antimicrobial-remedy
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Savita P D'Souza, Suvarna V Chavannavar, B Kanchanashri, S B Niveditha
Medicinal values of spices and condiments are being revived by biologists through in vitro and in vivo trials providing evidence for its antimicrobial activities. The essential oils and extracts of spices like black pepper, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg contain active compounds like piperine, eugenol, cinnamaldehyde, and lignans. Similarly, condiments like coriander, black cumin, turmeric, garlic, and ginger are recognized for constituents like linalool, thymoquinones, curcumin, allicin, and geranial respectively...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
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