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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318975/evaluation-of-the-antiproliferative-activity-of-some-nanoparticulate-essential-oils-formulated-in-microemulsion-on-selected-human-carcinoma-cell-lines
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Ahmed Abd-Rabou, Amr E Edris
BACKGROUND: Essential oils (EOs) are natural volatile plant extract that have different biological activities including antiproliferative potentials. OBJECTIVE: the current study aims at evaluating the antiproliferative activities of six EOs in their neat state compared to their nanoparticulate form after fabrication in microemulsion against some cancer cell lines. The EOs included marjoram (Origanum majorana), turmeric (Curcuma longa), sweet basil (Ocimum basillicum), clove buds (Syzygium aromaticum), geranium (plargonium graviolenis), and black cumin (Nigella sativa)...
January 10, 2018: Current Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287373/development-of-a-lc-ms-method-for-the-discrimination-between-trace-level-prunus-contaminants-of-spices
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Sophie E Inman, Kate Groves, Bryan McCullough, Milena Quaglia, Chris Hopley
The need for an analytical procedure for the identification of allergens present at trace levels in foods was highlighted by conflicting results in a case of contamination of the spice cumin. The application of a bottom-up proteomics experiment was investigated to identify marker peptides for potential contaminant nuts which could then be monitored with high specificity and sensitivity by selective reaction monitoring experiments. The method developed allowed for the distinction between two closely related Prunus species, almond and mahaleb, in two different spices, cumin and paprika...
April 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282740/use-of-tunisian-flavored-olive-oil-as-anisakicidal-agent-in-industrial-anchovy-marinating-process
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Najla Trabelsi, Stefania M Marotta, Filippo Giarratana, Amani Taamali, Mokhtar Zarrouk, Graziella Ziino, Alessandro Giuffrida
BACKGROUND: Natural compounds are more frequently used against Anisakis, responsible of an important fish borne disease, anisakidosis. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of enriched Tunisian olive oil with different spices (Cumin, Turmeric, Clove, Thyme and Lemon) against Anisakis larvae Type 1. RESULTS: In vitro experiment: larvae were submerged separately in the above mentioned oils, and then, examined, to check viability. For each oil, LT50 and LT100 were calculated...
December 28, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234682/chemical-compositions-somatic-embryogenesis-and-somaclonal-variation-in-cumin
#4
Moslem Bahmankar, Seyed Mohammad Mahdi Mortazavian, Masoud Tohidfar, Seyed Ahmad Sadat Noori, Ali Izadi Darbandi, Giandomenico Corrado, Rosa Rao
This is the first report evaluating the relationship between the chemical compositions of cumin seeds (based on the analysis of the content of catalase, ascorbate peroxidase, proline, protein, terpenic compounds, alcohol/phenols, aldehydes, and epoxides) and the induction efficiency of somatic embryogenesis in two Iranian superior cumin landraces (Golestan and North Khorasan). Cotyledons isolated from Golestan landrace seeds cultivated on MS medium supplemented with 0.1 mg/L kinetin proved to be the best primary explant for the induction of somatic embryogenesis as well as the regeneration of the whole plantlet...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223554/oral-administration-of-nigella-sativa-oil-and-thymoquinone-attenuates-long-term-cisplatin-treatment-induced-toxicity-and-oxidative-damage-in-rat-kidney
#5
Zeba Farooqui, Faaiza Shahid, Aijaz Ahmed Khan, Farah Khan
Cisplatin (CP) is an effective anti-cancer drug which causes remarkable toxicity to the kidney, particularly to proximal tubules, by generating reactive oxygen species. Nigella sativa (NS), commonly known as "black cumin" reduces the progression of various kidney disorders. Thymoquinone (TQ), the major bioactive constituent of NS seeds, has been credited for various pharmacological effects of NS. Since, a typical clinical CP dosing regimen involves CP administration in multiple cycles over a long time duration, hence the present study aimed to evaluate the renoprotective efficacy of NS oil and TQ against multiple dose CP treatment induced deleterious biochemical and histological alterations in rat kidney...
December 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203114/a-simultaneous-screening-and-quantitative-method-for-the-multiresidue-analysis-of-pesticides-in-spices-using-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-high-resolution-orbitrap-mass-spectrometry
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Arnab Goon, Zareen Khan, Dasharath Oulkar, Raviraj Shinde, Suresh Gaikwad, Kaushik Banerjee
A novel screening and quantitation method is reported for non-target multiresidue analysis of pesticides using ultra-HPLC-quadrupole-Orbitrap mass spectrometry in spice matrices, including black pepper, cardamom, chili, coriander, cumin, and turmeric. The method involved sequential full-scan (resolution = 70,000), and variable data independent acquisition (vDIA) with nine consecutive fragmentation events (resolution = 17,500). Samples were extracted by the QuEChERS method. The introduction of an SPE-based clean-up step through hydrophilic-lipophilic-balance (HLB) cartridges proved advantageous in minimizing the false negatives...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202918/almond-or-mahaleb-orthogonal-allergen-analysis-during-a-live-incident-investigation-by-elisa-molecular-biology-and-protein-mass-spectrometry
#7
Michael J Walker, Malcolm Burns, Milena Quaglia, Gavin Nixon, Christopher J Hopley, Kirstin M Gray, Victoria Moore, Malvinder Singh, Simon Cowen
It is now well known that an incident investigated in the United Kingdom in 2015 of cumin alleged to be contaminated with almond, a risk for people with almond allergy, was caused by the Prunus species, Prunus mahaleb. In the United Kingdom, the Government Chemist offers a route of technical appeal from official findings in the food control system. Findings of almond in two official samples, cumin and paprika, which had prompted action to exclude the consignments from the food chain, were so referred. Herein are described the approaches deployed to resolve the analytical issues during the investigation of the incidents...
December 5, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200724/bioassay-guided-isolation-of-neuroprotective-fatty-acids-from-nigella-sativa-against-1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium-induced-neurotoxicity
#8
Leila Hosseinzadeh, Hoda Monaghash, Farahnaz Ahmadi, Nastaran Ghiasvand, Yalda Shokoohinia
Objective: Parkinson's disease, a slowly progressive neurological disease, is associated with degeneration of the basal ganglia of the brain and a deficiency of the neurotransmitter dopamine. The main aspects of researches are the protection of normal neurons against degeneration. Fatty acids (FAs), the key structural elements of dietary lipids, are carboxylic straight chains and notable parameters in nutritional and industrial usefulness of a plant. Materials and Methods: Black cumin, a popular anti-inflammatory and antioxidant food seasoning, contains nonpolar constituents such as FAs which were extracted using hexane...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196013/the-potential-of-herbs-and-spices-to-reduce-lipid-oxidation-during-heating-and-gastrointestinal-digestion-of-a-beef-product
#9
T Van Hecke, P L Ho, S Goethals, S De Smet
Here we tested the potential of ten culinary herbs (basil, oregano, rosemary and thyme) and spices (black pepper, cayenne pepper, cumin, curcuma, garlic and sweet paprika) to limit oxidation during cooking of a high-fat beef product, and during its subsequent in vitro gastrointestinal digestion. The herbs and spices were added separately at 0.5% and 1% (w/w), either during meat processing before heating of the product or after heating of the meat as a seasoning. Lipid oxidation was evaluated by malondialdehyde, 4-hydroxy-2-nonenal and hexanal quantification in the meat products and gastrointestinal digests...
December 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191726/essential-oils-of-culinary-herbs-and-spices-display-agonist-and-antagonist-activities-at-human-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-ahr
#10
Iveta Bartoňková, Zdeněk Dvořák
Essential oils (EOs) of culinary herbs and spices are used to flavor, color and preserve foods and drinks. Dietary intake of EOs is significant, deserving an attention of toxicologists. We examined the effects of 31 EOs of culinary herbs and spices on the transcriptional activity of human aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), which is a pivotal xenobiotic sensor, having also multiple roles in human physiology. Tested EOs were sorted out into AhR-inactive ones (14 EOs) and AhR-active ones, including full agonists (cumin, jasmine, vanilla, bay leaf), partial agonists (cloves, dill, thyme, nutmeg, oregano) and antagonists (tarragon, caraway, turmeric, lovage, fennel, spearmint, star anise, anise)...
November 27, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189726/antifungal-activity-and-action-mode-of-cuminic-acid-from-the-seeds-of-cuminum-cyminum-l-against-fusarium-oxysporum-f-sp-niveum-fon-causing-fusarium-wilt-on-watermelon
#11
Yang Sun, Yong Wang, Li Rong Han, Xing Zhang, Jun Tao Feng
In order to develop a novel biofungicide, the antifungal activity and action mode of cuminic acid from the seed of Cuminum cyminum L. against Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum (FON) on watermelon was determined systematically. In this study, the median effective concentration (EC50) value for cuminic acid in inhibiting mycelial growth of FON was 22.53 μg/mL. After treatment with cuminic acid, the mycelial morphology was seriously influenced; cell membrane permeability and glycerol content were increased markedly, but pigment and mycotoxin (mainly fusaric acid) were significantly decreased...
November 30, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178169/authentication-of-commercial-spices-based-on-the-similarities-between-gas-chromatographic-fingerprints
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Takaya Matsushita, JingJing Zhao, Noriyuki Igura, Mitsuya Shimoda
BACKGROUND: A simple and solvent-free method was developed for the authentication of commercial spices. The similarities between gas chromatographic fingerprints were measured using similarity indices and multivariate data analyses, as morphological differentiation between dried powders and small spice particles was challenging. The volatile compounds present in 11 spices (i.e., allspice, anise, black pepper, caraway, clove, coriander, cumin, dill, fennel, star anise, and white pepper) were extracted by headspace solid-phase microextraction, and analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry...
November 27, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175783/total-antioxidant-capacity-of-commonly-used-fruits-vegetables-herbs-and-spices-of-pakistan
#13
Mobasher Ali Abid, Muhammad Ashfaq, Muhammad Junaid Hassan Sharif, Khalid Rauf, Wajahat Mahmood, Ikarmullah Khan, Ghulam Abbas
The current study was aimed at investigating the total antioxidant activity (TAC) of various fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices habitat in Pakistan. The ferric reducing ability of plasma (FRAP) assay was used to measure the TAC of various extracts (aqueous, ethanolic and aqueous-ethanolic). Following is the potency order for fruits (guava >strawberry >Pomegranate >apple >kinnow >melon >lemon >banana), vegetables (spinach >Cabbage (Purple) >Jalapeno >Radish >Brinjal >Bell Pepper >Lettuce >Carrot >Cabbage (White) >Onion >Potato >Tomato >Cucumber) and herbs/spices (clove >Rosemary >Thyme >Oregano >Cinnamon >Cumin >Kalonji >Paprika >Neem (Flower) >Fennel >Black Cardamom >Turmeric >Coriander >Ginger >Garlic)...
November 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172688/effect-of-nanoparticle-treatment-on-expression-of-a-key-gene-involved-in-thymoquinone-biosynthetic-pathway-in-nigella-sativa-l
#14
Mir Mohammad Hassan Kahila, Amin Mahdi Najy, Mahdi Rahaie, Mohammad Mir-Derikvand
Thymoquinone is the most important secondary metabolite in black Cumin, which has several pharmaceutical applications. In this study, effect of TiO2 and SiO2 nanoparticles as new elicitors, on expression of Geranyl diphosphate synthase gene (GPPS gene), as a key gene involved in thymoquione biosynthesis pathway was investigated in two Iranian accessions. Plants were treatment in the early flowering stage and after 24 h of 50 and 100 mg/L of each nanoparticle, separately. After RNA extraction, GPPS gene expression was analysed by qRT-PCR method...
November 27, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148164/protein-profiling-of-non-model-plant-cuminum-cyminum-by-gel-based-proteomic-approach
#15
Uzma Zaman, Henning Urlaub, Atiya Abbasi
INTRODUCTION: Cumin (Cuminum cyminum), a popular spice has been widely used in traditional medicine to cure various ailments. Despite the existence of scientific literature about its pharmacological properties, no successful proteome profiling has yet been attempted. OBJECTIVE: To optimise extraction of cumin proteins and analyse its profile by shotgun proteomics, using one-dimensional electrophoresis coupled with nano-ESI-LC-MS/MS. METHODOLOGY: As a first step, we have compared three extraction protocols for total proteins extraction from cumin...
November 16, 2017: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113138/evaluating-the-potential-value-of-natural-product-cuminic-acid-against-plant-pathogenic-fungi-in-cucumber
#16
Yong Wang, Jie Zhang, Yang Sun, Juntao Feng, Xing Zhang
Fusarium wilt and anthracnose are two major diseases which limit the yield and quality of cucumber worldwide. Cuminic acid was extracted from the seed of Cuminum cyminum L. The mean EC50 values of cuminic acid for inhibiting mycelial growth and zoospore germination of five Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cucumerinum strains were 25.66 ± 3.02 μg/mL and 15.99 ± 2.19 μg/mL, and of four Colletotrichum lagenarium (Pass.) Ellis and Halsted strains were 29.53 ± 3.18 μg/mL and 18.41 ± 2.78 μg/mL, respectively. In greenhouse experiments, cuminic acid at 2000 μg/mL exhibited 70...
November 6, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079983/improving-growth-performance-and-health-status-of-meat-type-quail-by-supplementing-the-diet-with-black-cumin-cold-pressed-oil-as-a-natural-alternative-for-antibiotics
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Mohamed E Abd El-Hack, Samir A Mahgoub, Mohamed M A Hussein, Islam M Saadeldin
Using antibiotics in poultry diets as growth promoters was reported to have harmful effects on consumers, so the current study was done to monitor the impact of dietary supplementation of antimicrobial black cumin oil (BCO) on carcass traits, growth performance, biochemical components, and ileal microbial populations of growing Japanese quails. Three hundred growing Japanese quails were used with three different treatments (0, 0.50, and 1.0 g BCO/g diet). Birds fed diet supplemented with 0.5 g BCO/kg diet showed significant increase in body weight comparing with the control and other treatment group...
October 27, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068238/influence-of-magnetopriming-on-germination-growth-physiology-oil-and-essential-contents-of-cumin-cuminum-cyminum-l
#18
Jamshid Razmjoo, Sara Alinian
An environment friendly technique is desirable for enhancing of crop production. In this study, seeds of cumin (Cuminum cyminum L.) Yazd accession were treated with 0, 150 mT, 250 mT, 500 mT and 1 T magnetic field strengths for min and germination parameters were determined. All of the treatments improved germination parameters and seedling growth as compared with the control. However, 500 and 150 mT were the most effective treatments and thus selected for field studies. Seeds were exposed to 150 mT and 500 mT static magnetic field of strengths for 12 min, planted in the field during 2010-2012 in Isfahan, Iran...
October 25, 2017: Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067822/novel-lipoxygenase-inhibitor-1-ethenoxy-2-methylbenzene-from-marine-cyanobacteria-microcoleus-chthonoplastes
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S Prasanth, K R Haridas, M Haridas, A Sabu
Lipoxygenase (LOX) inhibitors are considered to be important anti-inflammatory agents as it can control many inflammatory responses to some extent. Even though the marine bio-systems are not well explored, they are considered to be one of the promising repositories for drug lead molecules against variety of diseases. In the present study a new LOX inhibitor compound, 1-ethenoxy-2-methylbenzene, reported first time from a living system, Microcoleus chthonoplastes, has been isolated by activity guided fractionation and further structurally characterised by techniques such as FTIR, NMR and LC MS/MS...
October 25, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039041/evaluation-of-antioxidant-potential-of-essential-oils-of-some-commonly-used-indian-spices-in-in-vitro-models-and-in-food-supplements-enriched-with-omega-6-and-omega-3-fatty-acids
#20
Anwesa Bag, Rabi Ranjan Chattopadhyay
The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the antioxidant potential of essential oils of some commonly used Indian spices (black pepper, cinnamon, clove, coriander and cumin) in various in vitro models and in food supplements enriched with omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. In vitro antioxidant potential was evaluated using 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical-scavenging and Fe(2+) ion-chelating methods and lipid oxidation stabilisation potential was evaluated in bulk soybean oil-fish oil mixture and their oil-in-water emulsions using peroxide value (PV), p-anisidine value (p-AV) and total oxidation value as indicators of oxidation...
October 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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