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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922674/2-hydroxycinnamaldehyde-induces-apoptosis-through-hsf1-mediated-bag3-expression
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Hai-Anh Nguyen, Soo-A Kim
BAG3, a member of BAG co-chaperone family, is induced by stressful stimuli such as heat shock and heavy metals. Through interaction with various binding partners, BAG3 is thought to play a role in cellular adaptive responses against stressful conditions in normal and neoplastic cells. 2'-Hydroxycinnamaldehyde (HCA) is a natural derivative of cinnamaldehyde and has antitumor activity in various cancer cells. In the present study, for the first time, we identified that HCA induced BAG3 expression and BAG3-mediated apoptosis in cancer cells...
December 6, 2016: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910199/reverse-phase-compatible-tlc-bioautography-for-detection-of-tyrosinase-inhibitors
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Paula García, I Ayelen Ramallo, Ricardo L E Furlan
INTRODUCTION: Reverse phase chromatography and bioautographic assays are key tools for natural product bioguided isolation; however, their direct coupling has not been fully achieved. OBJECTIVES: To develop a bioautographic assay to detect tyrosinase inhibitors present in complex matrices sorbed on reverse phase (RP) TLC-plates that can be used for bioguided isolation of bioactive compounds. METHODS: Enzyme gel entrapment with an amphiphilic copolymer was used for assay development...
December 2, 2016: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900410/-%C3%AE-bisabolol-reduces-orofacial-nociceptive-behavior-in-rodents
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Luana Torres Melo, Mariana Araújo Braz Duailibe, Luciana Moura Pessoa, Flávio Nogueira da Costa, Antonio Eufrásio Vieira-Neto, Ana Paula de Vasconcellos Abdon, Adriana Rolim Campos
The purposes of this study were to evaluate the anti-nociceptive effect of oral and topical administration of (-)-α-bisabolol (BISA) in rodent models of formalin- or cinnamaldehyde-induced orofacial pain and to explore the inhibitory mechanisms involved. Orofacial pain was induced by injecting 1.5% formalin into the upper lip of mice (20 μL) or into the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) of rats (50 μL). In another experiment, orofacial pain was induced with cinnamaldehyde (13.2 μg/lip). Nociceptive behavior was proxied by time (s) spent rubbing the injected area and by the incidence of head flinching...
November 29, 2016: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875296/the-n-terminal-ankyrin-repeat-domain-is-not-required-for-electrophile-and-heat-activation-of-the-purified-mosquito-trpa1-receptor
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Sabeen Survery, Lavanya Moparthi, Per Kjellbom, Edward D Högestätt, Peter M Zygmunt, Urban Johanson
Temperature sensors are crucial for animals to optimize living conditions. The temperature response of the ion channel transient receptor potential A1 (TRPA1) is intriguing, some orthologs have been reported to be activated by cold and others by heat, but the molecular mechanisms responsible for its activation remain elusive. Single-channel electrophysiological recordings of heterologously expressed and purified Anopheles gambiae TRPA1 (AgTRPA1), with and without the N-terminal ankyrin repeat domain, demonstrate that both proteins are functional as they responded to the electrophilic compounds allyl isothiocyanate (AITC) and cinnamaldehyde as well as heat...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874100/structural-basis-of-trpa1-inhibition-by-hc-030031-utilizing-species-specific-differences
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Rupali Gupta, Shigeru Saito, Yoshiharu Mori, Satoru G Itoh, Hisashi Okumura, Makoto Tominaga
Pain is a harmful sensation that arises from noxious stimuli. Transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) is one target for studying pain mechanisms. TRPA1 is activated by various stimuli such as noxious cold, pungent natural products and environmental irritants. Since TRPA1 is an attractive target for pain therapy, a few TRPA1 antagonists have been developed and some function as analgesic agents. The responses of TRPA1 to agonists and antagonists vary among species and these species differences have been utilized to identify the structural basis of activation and inhibition mechanisms...
November 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869684/quantitative-structure-activity-relationship-of-cinnamaldehyde-compounds-against-wood-decaying-fungi
#6
Dongmei Yang, Hui Wang, Haijian Yuan, Shujun Li
Cinnamaldehyde, of the genius Cinnamomum, is a major constituent of the bark of the cinnamon tree and possesses broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity. In this study, we used best multiple linear regression (BMLR) to develop quantitative structure activity relationship (QSAR) models for cinnamaldehyde derivatives against wood-decaying fungi Trametes versicolor and Gloeophyllun trabeum. Based on the two optimal QSAR models, we then designed and synthesized two novel cinnamaldehyde compounds. The QSAR models exhibited good correlation coefficients: R²Tv = 0...
November 17, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864554/nostril-advantage-in-trigeminal-olfactory-perception-and-its-relation-to-handedness
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Simona Manescu, Benjhyna Daniel, Renée-Pier Filiou, Franco Lepore, Johannes Frasnelli
INTRODUCTION: Few studies investigated nostril-advantage in chemosensory perception, particularly, in relation to handedness. The aim of the present article was therefore to assess whether trigeminal/olfactory perception is altered by handedness. METHODS: We tested 50 (all right-handed) and 43 (22 left-handed) participants in Studies 1 and 2, respectively. We used binary mixtures of cinnamaldehyde and eucalyptol, in different proportions presented as physical mixtures (the same exact mixture presented birhinally to each nostril) or as a dichorhinic mixtures (different mixtures presented to each nostril)...
November 17, 2016: Perception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845466/organocatalytic-regiospecific-synthesis-of-1h-indene-2-carbaldehyde-derivatives-suppression-of-cycloolefin-isomerisation-by-employing-sterically-demanding-catalysts
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Hui Mao, Dong Wan Kim, Hun Yi Shin, Choong Eui Song, Jung Woon Yang
The regiospecific synthesis of 1H-indene-2-carbaldehyde derivatives was achieved through transition-metal-free, reductive cyclisation of ortho-formyl trans-cinnamaldehydes with Hantzsch ester in the presence of an aminocatalyst. In particular, cycloolefin isomerisation of the resulting products could be inhibited efficiently by the introduction of a sterically demanding stereo-defined aminocatalyst.
November 15, 2016: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823962/the-transient-receptor-potential-ankyrin-1-mediates-mechanical-hyperalgesia-induced-by-the-activation-of-b1-receptor-in-mice
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Flavia Carla Meotti, Cláudia Pinto Figueiredo, Marianne Manjavachi, João B Calixto
The kinin receptor B1 and the transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) work as initiators and gatekeepers of nociception and inflammation. This study reports that the nociceptive transmission induced by activation of B1 receptor is dependent on TRPA1 ion channel. The mechanical hyperalgesia was induced by intrathecal (i.t.) injection of B1 agonist des-Arginine(9)-bradykinin (DABK) or TRPA1 agonist cinnamaldehyde and was evaluated by the withdrawal response after von Frey Hair application in the hind paw...
November 4, 2016: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816475/proteomics-analysis-of-dendritic-cell-activation-by-contact-allergens-reveals-possible-biomarkers-regulated-by-nrf2
#10
Franz Mussotter, Janina Melanie Tomm, Zeina El Ali, Marc Pallardy, Saadia Kerdine-Römer, Mario Götz, Martin von Bergen, Andrea Haase, Andreas Luch
Allergic contact dermatitis is a widespread disease with high clinical relevance affecting approximately 20% of the general population. Typically, contact allergens are low molecular weight electrophilic compounds which can activate the Keap1/Nrf2 pathway. We performed a proteomics study to reveal possible biomarkers for dendritic cell (DC) activation by contact allergens and to further elucidate the role of Keap1/Nrf2 signaling in this process. We used bone marrow derived dendritic cells (BMDCs) of wild-type (nrf2(+/+)) and Nrf2 knockout (nrf2(-/-)) mice and studied their response against the model contact sensitizers 2,4-dinitrochlorobenzene (DNCB), cinnamaldehyde (CA) and nickel(II) sulfate by 2-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (2D-PAGE) in combination with electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (ESI-MS/MS)...
December 15, 2016: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802570/overall-quality-properties-of-kiwifruit-treated-by-cinnamaldehyde-and-citral-microbial-antioxidant-capacity-during-cold-storage
#11
Yuan Wang, Tingting Shan, Yahong Yuan, Tianli Yue
This work was undertaken to evaluate the microbiological characteristics and antioxidant and physiological activities in kiwifruits (Actinida deliciosa var. Qinmei) with/without cinnamaldehyde (C1) and citral (C2) fumigation treatments (5 μL/L) during 0, 3, 6, 9, and 12 d of storage at 4 °C. Essential oils (EOs) treatment lowered the total viable counts, yeast, and mold to 1.54, 2.36, and 2.05 log CFU/g, respectively. Moreover, EOs improved the antioxidant activities of kiwifruit. They enhanced phenolics and flavonoids content in fruit tissue by 49...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796095/structure-activity-relationship-of-condensed-tannins-and-synergism-with-trans-cinnamaldehyde-against-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Honorata Małgorzata Ropiak, Olivier Desrues, Andrew Richard Williams, Aina Ramsay, Irene Mueller-Harvey, Stig M Thamsborg
Parasitic gastrointestinal nematodes (GIN) of livestock are increasingly developing resistance to synthetic nematocidal drugs. Moreover, the use of nematocides can induce ecotoxicity by affecting free-living nematodes. Condensed tannins (CT) are a structurally diverse group of bioactive plant compounds possessing anthelmintic activity against GIN. We investigated the relationship between the chemical structure of contrasting, purified CT and nematocidal effects using Caenorhabditis elegans. We also explored whether the nematocidal activity of CT could synergize with trans-cinnamaldehyde (CIN)...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771918/cinnamon-and-chronic-diseases
#13
Mitra Hariri, Reza Ghiasvand
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum and Cinnamon cassia), the eternal tree of tropical medicine, belongs to the Lauraceae family and is one of the most important spices used daily by people all over the world. It contains a lot of manganese, iron, dietary fiber, and calcium. Cinnamon contains derivatives, such as cinnamaldehyde, cinnamic acid, cinnamate, and numerous other components such as polyphenols and antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, antimicrobial, anticancer effects. Several reports have dealt with the numerous properties of cinnamon in the forms of bark, essential oils, bark powder, and phenolic compounds, and each of these properties can play a key role in human health...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770682/activity-of-essential-oil-based-microemulsions-against-staphylococcus-aureus-biofilms-developed-on-stainless-steel-surface-in-different-culture-media-and-growth-conditions
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Campana Raffaella, Luca Casettari, Laura Fagioli, Marco Cespi, Giulia Bonacucina, Wally Baffone
Food safety is a fundamental concern for both consumers and the food industry, especially as the numbers of reported cases of food-associated infections continue to increase. Industrial surfaces can provide a suitable substrate for the development and persistence of bacterial organized in biofilms that represent a potential source of food contamination. The negative consumer perception of chemical disinfectants has shifted the attention to natural substances, such as plant extracts. The aim of this study was to investigate the possibility of using the essential oils (EOs) in the fight against S...
October 17, 2016: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742359/fumigant-and-contact-toxicity-of-22-wooden-essential-oils-and-their-major-components-against-drosophila-suzukii-diptera-drosophilidae
#15
Junheon Kim, Miyeon Jang, Eunsik Shin, Jeongmin Kim, Si Hyeock Lee, Chung Gyoo Park
Fumigant and contact toxicities of 22 plant essential oils (EOs) from 14 families and their constituents against the adult spotted wing drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii were examined. Analyses by GC, GC-MS, and NMR led to the identification of 2, 16, 13, 4, 6, 9, and 10 compounds from Gaultheria fragrantissima, Croton anistatum, Illicium verum, Liquidamabar orientalis, Cinnamomum cassia, Rosa damasena, and Santalum album, respectively. In fumigant toxicity test, G. fragrantissima, C. anistatum, and I. verum exhibited 100, 93...
October 2016: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737525/cinnamaldehyde-derivatives-inhibited-coxsackievirus-b3-induced-viral-myocarditis
#16
Xiao-Qiang Li, Xiao-Xiao Liu, Xue-Ying Wang, Yan-Hua Xie, Qian Yang, Xin-Xin Liu, Yuan-Yuan Ding, Wei Cao, Si-Wang Wang
The chemical property of cinnamaldehyde is unstable in vivo, although early experiments have shown its obvious therapeutic effects on viral myocarditis (VMC). To overcome this problem, we used cinnamaldehyde as a leading compound to synthesize derivatives. Five derivatives of cinnamaldehyde were synthesized: 4-methylcinnamaldehyde (1), 4-chlorocinnamaldehyde (2), 4-methoxycinnamaldehyde (3), α-bromo-4-methylcinnamaldehyde (4), and α-bromo-4-chlorocinnamaldehyde (5). Neonatal rat cardiomyocytes and HeLa cells infected by coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3) were used to evaluate their antiviral and cytotoxic effects...
October 17, 2016: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735854/effects-of-food-components-that-activate-trpa1-receptors-on-mucosal-ion-transport-in-the-mouse-intestine
#17
Linda J Fothergill, Brid Callaghan, Leni R Rivera, TinaMarie Lieu, Daniel P Poole, Hyun-Jung Cho, David M Bravo, John B Furness
TRPA1 is a ligand-activated cation channel found in the intestine and other tissues. Components of food that stimulate TRPA1 receptors (phytonutrients) include allyl isothiocyanate, cinnamaldehyde and linalool, but these may also act at other receptors. Cells lining the intestinal mucosa are immunoreactive for TRPA1 and Trpa1 mRNA occurs in mucosal extracts, suggesting that the TRPA1 receptor is the target for these agonists. However, in situ hybridisation reveals Trpa1 expression in 5-HT containing enteroendocrine cells, not enterocytes...
October 10, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734949/trpv1-dysfunction-in-cystinosis-patients-harboring-the-homozygous-57%C3%A2-kb-deletion
#18
L Buntinx, T Voets, B Morlion, L Vangeel, M Janssen, E Cornelissen, J Vriens, J de Hoon, E Levtchenko
Cystinosis is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by lysosomal cystine accumulation due to loss of function of the lysosomal cystine transporter (CTNS). The most common mutation in cystinosis patients of Northern Europe consists of a 57-kb deletion. This deletion not only inactivates the CTNS gene but also extends into the non-coding region upstream of the start codon of the TRPV1 gene, encoding the capsaicin- and heat-sensitive ion channel TRPV1. To evaluate the consequences of the 57-kb deletion on functional TRPV1 expression, we compared thermal, mechanical and chemical sensitivity of cystinosis patients with matched healthy controls...
October 13, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720465/inhibition-of-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-signaling-and-induction-of-nrf2-mediated-antioxidant-activity-by-cinnamaldehyde-in-human-keratinocytes
#19
Hiroshi Uchi, Mao Yasumatsu, Saori Morino-Koga, Chikage Mitoma, Masutaka Furue
BACKGROUND: Dioxins and other environmental pollutants are toxic and remain in biological tissues for a long time leading to various levels of oxidative stress. Although the toxicity of these agents has been linked to activation of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR), no effective treatment has been developed. OBJECTIVE: To explore novel phytochemicals that inhibit AHR activation in keratinocytes. METHODS: Keratinocytes were used in this study because the skin is one of the organs most affected by dioxin and other environmental pollutants...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685892/development-of-an-in-vivo-target-engagement-biomarker-for-trpa1-antagonists-in-humans
#20
L Buntinx, L Chang, A Amin, B Morlion, J de Hoon
AIM: To develop a non-invasive, safe and reproducible target-engagement biomarker for future TRPA1 antagonists in healthy volunteers. METHODS: Dose Finding (n = 11): 3%, 10%, and 30% cinnamaldehyde (CA) and placebo (=vehicle) was topically applied on the right forearm. One-way ANOVA with post-hoc Bonferroni was used to compare between doses. Reproducibility: 10% CA doses were topically applied during 1 visit on both arms (n = 10) or during 2 visits (n = 23) separated by a washout period of 7 days...
September 29, 2016: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
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