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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729836/an-overview-of-herbal-products-and-secondary-metabolites-used-for-management-of-type-two-diabetes
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REVIEW
Ajda Ota, Nataša P Ulrih
Diabetes mellitus is a common effect of uncontrolled high blood sugar and it is associated with long-term damage, dysfunction, and failure of various organs. In the adult population, the global prevalence of diabetes has nearly doubled since 1980. Without effective prevention and management programs, the continuing significant rise in diabetes will have grave consequences on the health and lifespan of the world population, and also on the world economy. Supplements can be used to correct nutritional deficiencies or to maintain an adequate intake of certain nutrients...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724001/food-marketing-targeting-children-unveiling-the-ethical-perspectives-in-the-discourse-on-self-regulation
#2
Dillian Adelaine Cesar da Silva, Antonio Carlos Rodrigues da Cunha, Thiago Rocha da Cunha, Caroline Filla Rosaneli
When it comes to food marketing, children are one of the major targets. Regulatory actions can play a strategic role in health protection. The objective of this research was to characterize the ethical perspective in the discourse against state regulatory actions on food marketing directed at children, aiming to understand the context of the discourse's production and how it creates meaning. The methodology adopted was qualitative, with documentary analysis and use of concepts and procedures from Discourse Analysis...
July 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700609/organic-farming-enhances-soil-microbial-abundance-and-activity-a-meta-analysis-and-meta-regression
#3
Martina Lori, Sarah Symnaczik, Paul Mäder, Gerlinde De Deyn, Andreas Gattinger
Population growth and climate change challenge our food and farming systems and provide arguments for an increased intensification of agriculture. A promising option is eco-functional intensification through organic farming, an approach based on using and enhancing internal natural resources and processes to secure and improve agricultural productivity, while minimizing negative environmental impacts. In this concept an active soil microbiota plays an important role for various soil based ecosystem services such as nutrient cycling, erosion control and pest and disease regulation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658553/type-two-innate-lymphoid-cells-the-janus-cells-in-health-and-disease
#4
REVIEW
Hadi Maazi, Omid Akbari
Innate lymphoid cells are functionally diverse subsets of immune cells including the conventional natural killer cells, lymphoid tissue inducers, type 1, 2, and 3 with significant roles in immunity and pathogenesis of inflammatory diseases. Type 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) resemble type 2 helper (Th2) cells in cytokine production and contribute to anti-helminth immunity, maintaining mucosal tissue integrity, and adipose tissue browning. ILC2s play important roles in the pathogenesis of allergic diseases and asthma...
July 2017: Immunological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653896/ganoderma-lucidum-targeting-lung-cancer-signaling-a-review
#5
REVIEW
Balraj Singh Gill, Navgeet, Sanjeev Kumar
Lung cancer causes huge mortality to population, and pharmaceutical companies require new drugs as an alternative either synthetic or natural targeting lung cancer. The conventional therapies cause side effects, and therefore, natural products are used as a therapeutic candidate in lung cancer. Chemical diversity among natural products highlights the impact of evolution and survival of fittest. One such neglected natural product is Ganoderma lucidum used for promoting health and longevity for a longer time...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632830/-declaration-of-the-chilean-academy-of-medicine-of-law-20-850-on-clinical-trials-of-pharmaceutical-products-and-medical-devices-and-of-the-bylaw-that-will-regulate-its-application
#6
Gloría López, Gloría Valdés, Emilio Roessler, Vicente Valdivieso
In Chile, high cost treatments required by selected medical conditions are financed by the State, according to Law 20.850. A bylaw under discussion by the Senate regulates clinical trials, posing complex issues that will endanger local interest in front-line research: 1) The exclusive and mandatory control bestowed to the Institute of Public Health during all stages of the trials and also the surveillance of institutions performing clinical trials, overriding their Clinical Research Review Boards; 2) The 10 year period during which any adverse event is assumed to have been caused by the medication or devise evaluated by the trial, unless the contrary is proven in a judicial process; 3) Individuals submitted to the trials are entitled to free post trial access to the treatment received during the study, financed by the trial supporting entities and as long as the drug or devise is considered to be useful...
April 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623785/in-vitro-studies-on-nobiletin-isolated-from-citrus-plants-and-the-bioactive-metabolites-inhibitory-action-against-gelatinase-enzymatic-activity-and-the-molecular-mechanisms-in-human-retinal-m%C3%A3-ller-cell-line
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Yoshiki Miyata, Terumasa Nagase, Yoshiya Katsura, Hideyo Takahashi, Hideaki Natsugari, Tetsuta Oshitari, Hiroshi Kosano
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the most common cause of vision loss in patients with diabetes mellitus. Despite the presence of effective therapy, DR is still a significant health burden. A recent research suggests that matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) could be promising targets, which exert multiple actions on early- and late-stage pathogenesis of DR. Among the MMP family, gelatinases (MMP-2 and MMP-9) act as potent proinflammatory, proangiogenic, and pro-apoptotic factors. Therefore, the pharmacological inhibitory effect of gelatinases on retinal MMP-producing cells may be useful in the treatment or prevention of DR...
June 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611316/effects-of-resveratrol-curcumin-berberine-and-other-nutraceuticals-on-aging-cancer-development-cancer-stem-cells-and-micrornas
#8
James A McCubrey, Kvin Lertpiriyapong, Linda S Steelman, Steve L Abrams, Li V Yang, Ramiro M Murata, Pedro L Rosalen, Aurora Scalisi, Luca M Neri, Lucio Cocco, Stefano Ratti, Alberto M Martelli, Piotr Laidler, Joanna Dulińska-Litewka, Dariusz Rakus, Agnieszka Gizak, Paolo Lombardi, Ferdinando Nicoletti, Saverio Candido, Massimo Libra, Giuseppe Montalto, Melchiorre Cervello
Natural products or nutraceuticals have been shown to elicit anti-aging, anti-cancer and other health-enhancing effects. A key target of the effects of natural products may be the regulation of microRNA (miR) expression which results in cell death or prevents aging, diabetes, cardiovascular and other diseases. This review will focus on a few natural products, especially on resveratrol (RES), curcumin (CUR) and berberine (BBR). RES is obtained from the skins of grapes and other fruits and berries. RES may extend human lifespan by activating the sirtuins and SIRT1 molecules...
June 12, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602750/single-molecule-raman-spectroscopic-assay-to-detect-transgene-from-gm-plants
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Ulhas S Kadam, Rahul L Chavhan, Burkhard Schulz, Joseph Irudayaraj
Substantial concerns have been raised for the safety of transgenics on human health and environment. Many organizations, consumer groups, and environmental agencies advocate for stringent regulations to avoid transgene products' contamination in food cycle or in nature. Here we demonstrate a novel approach using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) to detect and quantify transgene from GM plants. We show a highly sensitive and accurate quantification of transgene DNA from multiple transgenic lines of Arabidopsis...
June 8, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598770/review-of-the-ecotoxicological-effects-of-emerging-contaminants-on-soil-biota
#10
Ana R Gomes, Celine Justino, Teresa Rocha-Santos, Ana C Freitas, Armando C Duarte, Ruth Pereira
In recent years, emerging contaminants (e.g. pesticides and their metabolites, pharmaceuticals, personal and house care products, life-style compounds, food additives, industrial products and wastes, as well as nanomaterials) have become a problem to the environment. In fact, the cumulative use of a panoply of chemical substances in agriculture, industrial activities, in our homes and in health care services has led to their recent appearance in detectable levels in soils, surface, and groundwater resources, with unpredictable consequences for these ecosystems...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596675/cautiously-using-natural-medicine-to-treat-liver-problems
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EDITORIAL
Fei Xiong, Yong-Song Guan
Natural medicine is a system of therapy that administrates natural agents and their derivatives to treat human diseases. This medicine has been used to treat many kinds of human diseases for thousands of years. The treatment protocols of natural medicine are integrative in nature, and are required to utilize the most appropriate therapies to address the needs of the individual patient. Because of the relative convenience, safety and efficacy, natural medicine is now increasing worldwide. Naturopathic doctors are licensed in many areas of the world and regulated partly by law in these areas, which is quite different from various other forms of complementary and alternative medicine...
May 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594130/maintaining-good-mirnas-in-the-body-keeps-the-doctor-away-perspectives-on-the-relationship-between-food-derived-natural-products-and-micrornas-in-relation-to-exosomes-extracellular-vesicles
#12
REVIEW
Kurataka Otsuka, Yusuke Yamamoto, Ryosuke Matsuoka, Takahiro Ochiya
During the last decade, it has been uncovered that microRNAs (miRNAs), a class of small non-coding RNAs, are related to many diseases including cancers. With an increase in reports describing the dysregulation of miRNAs in various tumor types, it has become abundantly clear that miRNAs play significant roles in the formation and progression of cancers. Intriguingly, miRNAs are present in body fluids because they are packed in exosomes/extracellular vesicles and released from all types of cells. The miRNAs in the fluids are measured in a relatively simple way and the profile of miRNAs is likely to be an indicator of health condition...
June 8, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590878/tick-tock-circadian-regulation-of-plant-innate-immunity
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Hua Lu, C Robertson McClung, Chong Zhang
Many living organisms on Earth have evolved the ability to integrate environmental and internal signals to determine time and thereafter adjust appropriately their metabolism, physiology, and behavior. The circadian clock is the endogenous timekeeper critical for multiple biological processes in many organisms. A growing body of evidence supports the importance of the circadian clock for plant health. Plants activate timed defense with various strategies to anticipate daily attacks of pathogens and pests and to modulate responses to specific invaders in a time-of-day-dependent manner (gating)...
June 7, 2017: Annual Review of Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582971/degradation-of-aflatoxin-b1-from-naturally-contaminated-maize-using-the-edible-fungus-pleurotus-ostreatus
#14
Lauren W Jackson, Barry M Pryor
Aflatoxins are highly carcinogenic secondary metabolites that can contaminate approximately 25% of crops and that cause or exacerbate multiple adverse health conditions, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia. Regulation and decontamination of aflatoxins in high exposure areas is lacking. Biological detoxification methods are promising because they are assumed to be cheaper and more environmentally friendly compared to chemical alternatives. White-rot fungi produce non-specific enzymes that are known to degrade aflatoxin in in situ and ex situ experiments...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579298/regulation-of-gsk-3-activity-by-curcumin-berberine-and-resveratrol-potential-effects-on-multiple-diseases
#15
REVIEW
James A McCubrey, Kvin Lertpiriyapong, Linda S Steelman, Steve L Abrams, Lucio Cocco, Stefano Ratti, Alberto M Martelli, Saverio Candido, Massimo Libra, Giuseppe Montalto, Melchiorre Cervello, Agnieszka Gizak, Dariusz Rakus
Natural products or nutraceuticals promote anti-aging, anti-cancer and other health-enhancing effects. A key target of the effects of natural products may be the regulation of the PI3K/PTEN/Akt/mTORC1/GSK-3 pathway. This review will focus on the effects of curcumin (CUR), berberine (BBR) and resveratrol (RES), on the PI3K/PTEN/Akt/mTORC1/GSK-3 pathway, with a special focus on GSK-3. These natural products may regulate the pathway by multiple mechanisms including: reactive oxygen species (ROS), cytokine receptors, mirco-RNAs (miRs) and many others...
May 26, 2017: Advances in Biological Regulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573516/-persistent-organic-contaminants-in-food-exposure-hazard-potential-and-health-assessment
#16
REVIEW
Ulrike Pabel, Thorsten Buhrke, Klaus Abraham, Thilo Nölke, Matthias Gehling, Alfonso Lampen, Monika Lahrssen-Wiederholt, Reiner Wittkowski
Environmental emissions of organic contaminants are caused by man-made and natural combustion processes, industrial production facilities, and the release from products. Food represents the main source of human exposure for some of these compounds. This is the case for three groups of persistent organic contaminants: (1) per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), (2) polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and for (3) polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)...
June 1, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570523/cellular-redox-profiling-using-high-content-microscopy
#17
Tom Sieprath, Tobias Corne, Joke Robijns, Werner J H Koopman, Winnok H De Vos
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) regulate essential cellular processes including gene expression, migration, differentiation and proliferation. However, excessive ROS levels induce a state of oxidative stress, which is accompanied by irreversible oxidative damage to DNA, lipids and proteins. Thus, quantification of ROS provides a direct proxy for cellular health condition. Since mitochondria are among the major cellular sources and targets of ROS, joint analysis of mitochondrial function and ROS production in the same cells is crucial for better understanding the interconnection in pathophysiological conditions...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558867/apigenin-s-anticancer-properties-and-molecular-mechanisms-of-action-recent-advances-and-future-prospectives
#18
Jumah Masoud Mohammad Salmani, Xiao-Ping Zhang, Joe Antony Jacob, Bao-An Chen
Cancer is a major health concern and leading burden on economy worldwide. An increasing effort is devoted to isolation and development of plant-derived dietary components as effective chemo-preventive products. Phytochemical compounds from natural resources such as fruits and vegetables are responsible for decreasing the risk of certain cancers among the consuming populations. Apigenin, a flavonoid phytochemical found in many kinds of fruits and vegetables, has been shown to exert significant biological effects, such as anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and most particularly anti-neoplastic properties...
May 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549804/the-efficient-clade-lactic-acid-bacteria-for-industrial-chemical-production
#19
REVIEW
Michael Sauer, Hannes Russmayer, Reingard Grabherr, Clemens K Peterbauer, Hans Marx
Lactic acid bacteria are well known to be beneficial for food production and, as probiotics, they are relevant for many aspects of health. However, their potential as cell factories for the chemical industry is only emerging. Many physiological traits of these microorganisms, evolved for optimal growth in their niche, are also valuable in an industrial context. Here, we illuminate these features and describe why the distinctive adaptation of lactic acid bacteria is particularly useful when developing a microbial process for chemical production from renewable resources...
August 2017: Trends in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548196/-declaration-of-the-chilean-academy-of-medicine-of-law-20-850-%C3%A2-on-clinical-trials-of-pharmaceutical-products-and-medical-devices%C3%A2-and-of-the-bylaw-that-will-regulate-its-application
#20
Gloria López S, Gloria Valdés S, Emilio Roessler B, Vicente Valdivieso D
In Chile, high cost treatments required by selected medical conditions are financed by the State, according to Law 20.850. A bylaw under discussion by the Senate regulates clinical trials, posing complex issues that will endanger local interest in front-line research: 1. The exclusive and mandatory control bestowed to the Institute of Public Health during all stages of the trials and also the surveillance of institutions performing clinical trials, overriding their Clinical Research Review Boards; 2.The 10 year period during which any adverse event is assumed to have been caused by the medication or devise evaluated by the trial, unless the contrary is proven in a judicial process; 3...
March 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
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