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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441543/simultaneous-electrochemiluminescence-determination-of-galanthamine-homolycorine-lycorenine-and-tazettine-in-lycoris-radiata-by-capillary-electrophoresis-with-ultrasonic-assisted-extraction
#1
Shuangjiao Sun, Yanfen Wei, Yupin Cao, Biyang Deng
After ultrasonic-assisted extraction, four lycoris radiata alkaloids: galanthamine, homolycorine, lycorenine, and tazettine were determined by capillary electrophoresis electrochemiluminescence. Polyvinylpyrrolidone was added to the running buffer (RB) to obtain better resolution. Experimental conditions influencing the determination were examined, including the additives, detection potential, separation voltage, injection voltage and time, and RB pH and concentration. Under optimal experimental conditions, the baseline separation of the four alkaloids occurred within 16min...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440481/the-specific-killing-effect-of-matrine-on-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-cells-by-targeting-the-akt-foxo3a-signaling-pathway
#2
Shoumin Bai, Ting Chen, Xiaoli Yu, Ming Luo, Xianju Chen, Chunhao Lin, Yiming Lai, Hai Huang
Matrine, a Sophora alkaloid, exhibits antiproliferative and anti-carcinogenic activities through several mechanisms. In a previous study, we found that matrine could effectively inhibit the proliferation of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). In the present study, the effect of matrine and LY294002 on the expression of the Akt/FoxO3a signaling pathway was examined by western blot analyses and RT-PCR. We discovered that matrine significantly inhibited the proliferation of both prostate cancer cell line PC-3 and prostate epithelial cell line RWPE1, induced apoptosis and induced cell cycle arrest...
May 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440447/anti%C3%A2-inflammatory-effects-of-oxymatrine-on-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-rats-via-regulating-the-imbalance-between-treg-and-th17-cells
#3
Ailing Ma, Yongya Yang, Qiuyang Wang, Yin Wang, Jing Wen, Yanli Zhang
Oxymatrine (OMT), a monosomic alkaloid extracted from the Chinese herb, Sophora flavescens Ait, has long been used as a traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential anti‑inflammatory effect of OMT, and its modulation on imbalance between regulatory T (Treg) cells and T helper (Th) 17 cells in rats with collagen‑induced arthritis (CIA). Sprague‑Dawley rats were immunized with type II collagen and following a second collagen immunization, the rats were treated with OMT or dexamethasone (DXM) intraperitoneally once a day for 43 days...
April 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438039/anti-complementary-constituents-of-anchusa-italica
#4
Yu-Zhen Hou, Kui-Kui Chen, Xi-Ling Deng, Ze-Long Fu, Dao-Feng Chen, Qi Wang
Activity-guided fractionation for complement inhibitors led to the isolation of 24 known compounds from Anchusa italica. Chemical types include eight megastigmane compounds, five triterpenoid compounds, five lignan compounds, three flavonoid compounds, two alkaloid compounds and one phenthyl alcohol compound. Among which, a lignan (medioresinol), an alkaloid (5-hydroxypyrrolidin-2-one) and a flavonoid (5-hydroxyl-3', 4', 6, 7-tetramethoxy flavone) exhibited better anticomplementary effects with CH50 values ranging from 0...
April 24, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436228/an-accelerated-intermolecular-rauhut-currier-reaction-enables-the-total-synthesis-of-flueggenine-c
#5
Sangbin Jeon, Sunkyu Han
The first total synthesis of dimeric securinega alkaloid (-)-flueggenine C is completed via an accelerated intermolecular Rauhut-Currier (RC) reaction. Despite the numerous reports on the total synthesis of monomeric securinegas, the synthesis of dimeric securinegas whose monomeric units are connected by a putative enzymatic RC reaction has not been reported to date. We have found that an installation of a nucleophilic functional group at the γ-position of an enone greatly accelerates the rate of the diastereoselective intermolecular RC reaction...
April 24, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434764/novel-non-trimethoxylphenyl-piperlongumine-derivatives-selectively-kill-cancer-cells
#6
Youjun Zhang, Hao Ma, Yuelin Wu, Zhongli Wu, Zhengguang Yao, Wannian Zhang, Chunlin Zhuang, Zhenyuan Miao
Piperlongumine (PL) is a natural alkaloid with broad biological activities. Twelve analogues have been designed and synthesized with non-substituted benzyl rings or heterocycles in this work. Most of the compounds showed better anticancer activities than the parent PL without apparent toxicity in normal cells. Elevation of cellular ROS levels was one of the main anticancer mechanisms of these compounds. Cell apoptosis and cell cycle arrest for the best compound ZM90 were evaluated and similar mechanism of action with PL was demonstrated...
April 13, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433183/corrigendum-to-comparative-tissue-distribution-and-excretion-study-of-alkaloids-from-herba-ephedrae-radix-aconiti-lateralis-extracts-in-rats-j-pharm-biomed-anal-134-2017-137-142
#7
Mengyue Ren, Shuai Song, Dedong Liang, Weiting Hou, Xiaomei Tan, Jiabo Luo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 5, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432753/identification-of-indothiazinone-as-a-natural-antiplatelet-agent
#8
Chansik Yang, Sugyeong Kwon, Se-Jong Kim, Minseon Jeong, Ji-Young Park, Dongeun Park, Soon Jun Hong, Jong-Wha Jung, Chungho Kim
Cardiovascular disease, which is caused by unregulated platelet aggregation, is one of the main causes of deaths worldwide. Many studies have focused on natural products with antiplatelet effects as a safe alternative therapy in order to prevent the disease. In this context, an in-house chemical library was screened to find natural products capable of inhibiting the interaction between platelet integrin αIIbβ3 and fibrinogen, which is an essential step in platelet aggregation. On the basis of the screening results, indothiazinone, an alkaloid found in microbial cultures, was identified as a potential antiplatelet agent...
April 22, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429384/enantioselective-silver-and-amine-co-catalyzed-desymmetrizing-cycloisomerization-of-alkyne-linked-cyclohexanones
#9
Rubén Manzano, Swarup Datta, Robert S Paton, Darren J Dixon
A silver(I) and amine co-catalyzed desymmetrization of 4-propargylamino cyclohexanones for the direct enantioselective synthesis of 2-azabicyclo[3.3.1]nonanes is described. Exploiting reactivity arising from dual activation of the pendant terminal alkyne by silver(I) and the ketone moiety through transient enamine formation, this synthetically relevant transformation is easy to perform, efficient and broad in scope. High enantioselectivity (up to 96 % ee) was achieved by exploiting a significant matching effect between the chirality of a cinchona alkaloid-derived aminophosphine ligand for the silver(I) salt and the 2-bis(aryl)methylpyrrolidine catalyst which was rationalized by DFT calculations...
April 21, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429097/immunomodulatory-and-therapeutic-role-of-cinnamomum-verum-extracts-in-collagen-induced-arthritic-balb-c-mice
#10
Mirza Muhammad Fahd Qadir, Attya Bhatti, Muhammad Usman Ashraf, Mansur Abdullah Sandhu, Sidrah Anjum, Peter John
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Cinnamomum verum (CV), also known as 'Dalchini', is the dry bark of the Cinnamomum verum (L.) plant, and has been used as a traditional Pakistani medicine to alleviate pain and inflammation in patients suffering from arthritic rheumatism. It contains alkaloids, triterpenes, Cinnamaldehyde and other volatile oils. The aim of the present study was to investigate the underlying biological effect of ethyl alcohol (EtOH) and methyl alcohol (MeOH) extracts from CV on collagen type-II induced arthritic (CIA) mice...
April 20, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428997/identification-of-annexin-a2-as-a-target-protein-for-plant-alkaloid-matrine
#11
Dongyao Wang, Yan Cao, Leyi Zheng, Diya Lv, Langdong Chen, Xinrui Xing, Zhenyu Zhu, Xiaoyu Li, Yifeng Chai
Matrine is a plant alkaloid and a major active component in the Chinese medical herb Sophora flavescens. Matrine has shown potent anti-cancer activities but its molecular target(s) and mechanism are still unknown. Using the photo-affinity labeling approach, for the first time, Annexin A2 was identified as a direct-binding target of matrine in cancer cells.
April 21, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428084/metabolomics-of-fescue-toxicosis-in-grazing-beef-steers
#12
Ryan S Mote, Nicholas S Hill, Karan Uppal, ViLinh T Tran, Dean P Jones, Nikolay M Filipov
Fescue toxicosis (FT) results from consumption of tall fescue (Lolium arundinaceum) infected with an endophyte (Epichloë coenophiala) that produces ergot alkaloids (EA), which are considered key etiological agents of FT. Decreased weight gains, hormonal imbalance, circulating cholesterol disruption, and decreased volatile fatty acid absorption suggest toxic (E+) fescue-induced metabolic perturbations. Employing untargeted high-resolution metabolomics (HRM) to analyze E+ grazing-induced plasma and urine metabolome changes, fescue-naïve Angus steers were placed on E+ or non-toxic (Max-Q) fescue pastures and plasma and urine were sampled before, 1, 2, 14, and 28 days after pasture assignment...
April 18, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427809/picrasidine-g-decreases-viability-of-mda-mb-468-egfr-overexpressing-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells-through-inhibition-of-egfr-stat3-signaling-pathway
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Naoya Yamashita, Manami Kondo, Shuai Zhao, Wei Li, Kazuo Koike, Kiyomitsu Nemoto, Yuichiro Kanno
Targeted therapy is unavailable for treating patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), which accounts for approximately 15% of all breast cancers. Overexpression of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is observed in approximately 30-60% of TNBCs. Therefore, developing novel strategies for inhibiting EGFR signaling is required. In the present study, a natural compound library was screened to identify molecules that target TNBCs that overexpress EGFR. Picrasidine G (PG), a naturally occurring dimeric alkaloid produced by Picrasma quassioides, decreased the viability of the MDA-MB 468 cell line (TNBC(EGFR+)) compared with other breast cancer cell lines...
March 23, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425871/the-journey-of-the-non-vascular-relief-for-migraine-from-triptans-to-ditans
#14
Alphienes Stanley Xavier, Mageshwaran Lakshmanan, Vikneswaran Gunaseelan
Migraine is a recurrent, disabling, complex and highly prevalent neurological disorder. The mystery behind the cause of migraine is continuously evolving, according to the scientific understanding of the disease. This growing understanding helps to identify novel therapeutic targets for the management of migraine to treat the ailing migraineurs. The role of serotonin (5HT) in migraine is recognized to be the cornerstone for the currently available therapeutic options namely ergot alkaloids and triptans. The role of mediators such as Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide (CGRP), nitric oxide and excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate, has been realized and ignited the development of drugs targeting these factors...
April 19, 2017: Current Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425323/enhanced-solubility-of-piperine-using-hydrophilic-carrier-based-potent-solid-dispersion-systems
#15
Thenmozhi Kathavarayan, Young Je Yoo
CONTEXT: Piperine alkaloid, an important constituent of black pepper exhibits numerous therapeutic properties whereas its usage as a drug is limited due to its poor solubility in aqueous medium, which leads to poor bioavailability. OBJECTIVE: Herein a new method has been developed to improve the solubility of this drug based on the development of solid dispersions with improved dissolution rate using hydrophilic carriers such as sorbitol (Sor), polyethylene glycol (PEG) and polyvinyl pyrrolidone K30 (PVP) by solvent method...
April 20, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425286/enantioselective-spirocyclopropanation-of-para-quinone-methides-using-ammonium-ylides
#16
Lukas Roiser, Mario Waser
The use of Cinchona alkaloid-based chiral ammonium ylides allows for the first highly enantioselective and broadly applicable spirocyclopropanation reactions of para-quinone methides. This strategy provides a straightforward protocol toward the chiral spiro[2.5]octa-4,7-dien-6-one skeleton, which is a frequently found structural motif in important biologically active molecules.
April 20, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425165/melanogenesis-inhibitory-and-cytotoxic-activities-of-limonoids-alkaloids-and-phenolic-compounds-from-phellodendron-amurense-bark
#17
Toshihiro Akihisa, Satoru Yokokawa, Eri Ogihara, Masahiro Matsumoto, Jie Zhang, Takashi Kikuchi, Kazuo Koike, Masahiko Abe
Four limonoids, 1-4, five alkaloids, 5-9, and four phenolic compounds, 10-13, were isolated from a MeOH extract of the bark of Phellodendron amurense (Rutaceae). Among these, compound 13 was a new, and its structure was established as rel-(1R,2R,3R)-5-hydroxy-3-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-6-methoxy-1-(methoxycarbonylmethyl)indane-2-carboxylic acid methyl ester (γ-di(methyl ferulate)) based on the spectrometric analysis. Upon evaluation of compounds 1-13 against the melanogenesis in the B16 melanoma cells induced with α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH), four compounds, limonin (1), noroxyhydrastinine (6), haplopine (7), and 4-methoxy-N-methyl-2-quiolone (8), exhibited potent melanogenesis-inhibitory activities with almost no toxicity to the cells...
April 20, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424705/contemporary-understanding-of-mirna-based-regulation-of-secondary-metabolites-biosynthesis-in-plants
#18
REVIEW
Om P Gupta, Suhas G Karkute, Sagar Banerjee, Nand L Meena, Anil Dahuja
Plant's secondary metabolites such as flavonoids, terpenoids, and alkaloids etc. are known for their role in the defense against various insects-pests of plants and for medicinal benefits in human. Due to the immense biological importance of these phytochemicals, understanding the regulation of their biosynthetic pathway is crucial. In the recent past, advancement in the molecular technologies has enabled us to better understand the proteins, enzymes, genes, etc. involved in the biosynthetic pathway of the secondary metabolites...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423921/phytochemical-investigations-and-evaluation-of-antimutagenic-activity-of-the-alcoholic-extract-of-glycosmis-pentaphylla-and-tabernaemontana-coronaria-by-ames-test
#19
Ashish Kumar, Nilanjana Banerjee, Venugopal Singamaneni, Sudheer K Dokuparthi, Tulika Chakrabarti, Sibabrata Mukhopadhyay
Chemical investigation of root bark of Glycosmis pentaphylla and stem bark of Tabernaemontana coronaria led to the isolation of three carbazole alkaloids glycozoline, glycozolidine and methyl carbazole 3-carboxylate, two furoquinoline alkaloids skimmianine and dictamine, an acridone alkaloid arborinine, three monomeric indole alkaloids coronaridine, 10-methoxy coronaridine and tabernaemontanine, and two dimeric indole alkaloids voacamine and tabernaelegantine B. Their structures were established by detailed spectral analysis...
April 20, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423083/autophagy-protects-against-neural-cell-death-induced-by-piperidine-alkaloids-present-in-prosopis-juliflora-mesquite
#20
Victor D A Silva, Carlos Cuevas, Patricia Muñoz, Monica Villa, Ulises Ahumada-Castro, Sandro Huenchuguala, Cleonice C Dos Santos, Fillipe M DE Araujo, Rafael S Ferreira, Vanessa B DA Silva, Juliana H C E Silva, Érica N Soares, Eudes S Velozo, Juan Segura-Aguilar, Silvia L Costa
Prosopis juliflora is a shrub that has been used to feed animals and humans. However, a synergistic action of piperidine alkaloids has been suggested to be responsible for neurotoxic damage observed in animals. We investigated the involvement of programmed cell death (PCD) and autophagy on the mechanism of cell death induced by a total extract (TAE) of alkaloids and fraction (F32) from P. juliflora leaves composed majoritary of juliprosopine in a model of neuron/glial cell co-culture. We saw that TAE (30 µg/mL) and F32 (7...
January 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
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