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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539055/phytochemical-screening-antioxidant-activity-total-phenolic-and-total-flavonoid-contents-of-seven-local-varieties-of-rosa-indica-l
#1
Kiran Zahid, Maqsood Ahmed, Farah Khan
Rosa indica symbol of godness and beauty known for various healing power, has astringent, sedative, anti-inflammatory and antidepressant qualities. Standard methods were used for qualitative detection of phyto-compounds, and quantitative detection of antioxidants was done using DPPH radical scavenging assay, total phenolics and total flavonoids content were expressed in mg GAE/g dry weight and mg QE/g dry weight. Results revealed phyto-compounds presence in all varieties under study however maximum % inhibition was observed by R...
May 25, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530200/antioxidant-antibacterial-and-anticancer-properties-of-phyto-synthesised-artemisia-quttensis-podlech-extract-mediated-agnps
#2
Farinaz Ghanbar, Amir Mirzaie, Fatemeh Ashrafi, Hassan Noorbazargan, Mojgan Dalirsaber Jalali, Soheil Salehi, Seyed Ataollah Sadat Shandiz
The focus of this study is on a rapid and cost-effective approach for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using Artemisia quttensis Podlech aerial parts extract and assessment of their antioxidant, antibacterial and anticancer activities. The prepared AgNPs were determined by ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive spectroscopy, and dynamic light scattering and zeta-potential analysis...
June 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530186/synthesis-and-characterisation-of-neem-leaf-extract-2-3-dehydrosalanol-and-quercetin-dihydrate-mediated-silver-nano-particles-for-therapeutic-applications
#3
Bodaballa Avinash, Ravipati Venu, Tollamadugu N V K V Prasad, Mekapogu Alpha Raj, Kothapalli Srinivasa Rao, Chintamaneni Srilatha
The utility of green silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) in veterinary medicine is steadily increasing as they have many therapeutic applications against pathogens and arthropods of livestock. In this study, green AgNPs using neem (N-AgNPs), 2,3-dehydrosalanol (2,3-DHS-AgNPs) and quercetin dihydrate (QDH-AgNPs) were synthesised and characterised. Synthesised compounds were characterised by UV-Vis spectroscopy and the peak absorbance was recorded at 370 nm for neem extract. For N-AgNPs, 2,3-DHS-AgNPs and QDH-AgNPs, the maximum absorbance peaks were at 430, 230 and 220 nm, respectively...
June 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523367/-a-67-year-old-man-with-epigastric-pain
#4
A Greger, W Hamelmann, M Konermann
A 67-year-old man suffering from epigastric pain showed a phytobezoar in the endoscopy. Therapy with Coca Cola® and enzymes was initiated. The (partial) lysis led to a migration of the bezoar into the ileum, resulting in a small bowel obstruction. After removal of the remaining bezoar via ileotomy a secondary pneumatosis intestinalis occurred. As a rare finding the (phyto-)bezoar should be considered as a differential diagnosis of abdominal pain - especially considering the rising numbers of bariatric surgery, which is a potential risk factor...
May 18, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512279/antimicrobial-potential-of-plant-extracts-and-chemical-fractions-of-sideroxylon-obtusifolium-roem-schult-t-d-penn-on-oral-microorganisms
#5
Thaíse Pd Sampaio, Nathália Ao Cartaxo-Furtado, Ana Cd de Medeiros, Harley S Alves, Pedro L Rosalen, Jozinete V Pereira
AIM: The aim of this study is to evaluate the in vitro antimicrobial activity of plant extracts and chemical fractions of Sideroxylon obtusifolium T.D. Penn on Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus oralis, Streptococcus salivarius, Streptococcus parasanguinis, and Candida albicans as well as to identify the chemical classes found in the bioactive extracts possessing better activity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Freeze-dried hydroalcoholic extracts of the bark and leaves (LC and LF respectively) and ethanol extracts of bark and leaves (EC and EF respectively) of S...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467815/epigenetic-silencing-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-hallmarks-by-withaferin-a
#6
Katarzyna Szarc Vel Szic, Ken Declerck, René A J Crans, Jolien Diddens, David B Scherf, Clarissa Gerhäuser, Wim Vanden Berghe
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is characterized by poor prognosis and a DNA hypomethylation profile. Withaferin A (WA) is a plant derived steroidal lactone which holds promise as a therapeutic agent for treatment of breast cancer (BC). We determined genome-wide DNA methylation changes in weakly-metastatic and aggressive, metastatic BC cell lines, following 72h treatment to a sub-cytotoxic concentration of WA. In contrast to the DNA demethylating agent 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine (DAC), WA treatment of MDA-MB-231 cells rather tackles an epigenetic cancer network through gene-specific DNA hypermethylation of tumor promoting genes including ADAM metallopeptidase domain 8 (ADAM8), urokinase-type plasminogen activator (PLAU), tumor necrosis factor (ligand) superfamily, member 12 (TNFSF12), and genes related to detoxification (glutathione S-transferase mu 1, GSTM1), or mitochondrial metabolism (malic enzyme 3, ME3)...
April 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462147/in-vitro-antioxidant-and-anticancer-activity-of-leea-indica-leaf-extracts-on-human-prostate-cancer-cell-lines
#7
REVIEW
Shridhar C Ghagane, Sridevi I Puranik, Vijay M Kumbar, Rajendra B Nerli, Sunil S Jalalpure, Murigendra B Hiremath, Shivayogeeswar Neelagund, Ravindranath Aladakatti
BACKGROUND: To determine the phytochemical constituents, antioxidant, and anticancer activities of Leea indica leaf extracts on DU-145 and PC-3 human prostate cancer cell lines. METHODS: Leaf sample was subjected to Soxhlet extraction method with increasing polarity of solvents, namely, chloroform, ethyl acetate, methanol, ethanol, and aqueous. Phytochemical screening was done using different biochemical tests. Quantitative analysis for phenol was determined by Folin-Ciocalteu reagent method...
March 2017: Integr Med Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458659/biosynthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-from-protium-serratum-and-investigation-of-their-potential-impacts-on-food-safety-and-control
#8
Yugal K Mohanta, Sujogya K Panda, Akshaya K Bastia, Tapan K Mohanta
Silver nanoparticles play an integral part in the evolution of new antimicrobials against the broad ranges of pathogenic microorganisms. Recently, biological synthesis of metal nanoparticles using plant extracts has been successfully consummated. In the present study, the biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) was conducted using the leaf extract of plant Protium serratum, having novel ethnomedicinal. The synthesized AgNPs were characterized using UV-Visible spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering spectroscopy (DLS), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and scanning electron microscopy...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444474/compost-and-sulfur-affect-the-mobilization-and-phyto-availability-of-cd-and-ni-to-sorghum-and-barnyard-grass-in-a-spiked-fluvial-soil
#9
Sabry M Shaheen, Ali A Balbaa, Alaa M Khatab, Jörg Rinklebe
Soil reclamation via additives can cause contradictory effects on the mobilization of toxic elements in soils under dry and wet conditions. Therefore, our aim was to investigate the impact of compost and sulfur in two rates (1.25 and 2.5%) on fractionation, mobilization, and phyto-availability of cadmium (Cd) and nickel (Ni) to sorghum (dry soil) and barnyard grass (wet soil) in a fluvial soil spiked with 25 mg Cd or 200 mg Ni/kg soil. Compost decreased the solubility and mobilization of Cd (especially in dry soil) and Ni (in both soils)...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437746/catalytic-reduction-of-4-nitrophenol-and-photo-inhibition-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-using-gold-nanoparticles-as-photocatalyst
#10
Shafiullah Khan, Wang Runguo, Kamran Tahir, Zhang Jichuan, Liqun Zhang
A simple, green method is described for the synthesis of Gold (Au) nanoparticles (NPs) using Cotoneaster horizontalis extract as a phyto-reducer and capping agent with superior photo inhibition activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Different from the other methods used elevated temperatures for nanoparticles synthesis, the novelty of our method lies in its energy saving process and fast synthesis rates (~5min for AuNPs), and its potential to tune the nanoparticles size and afterward their catalytic activity...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435109/visible-light-inactivation-of-e-%C3%A2-coli-cytotoxicity-and-ros-determination-of-biochemically-capped-gold-nanoparticles
#11
Faheem Ullah Khan, Yongmei Chen, Naeem Ullah Khan, Aftab Ahmad, Kamran Tahir, Zia UlHaq Khan, Arif Ullah Khan, Shifa Ullah Khan, Muslim Raza, Pingyu Wan
The formation of metal nanoparticles is one of the most vast and intensifying research areas in favor of prospective applications for the advancement of new technologies. It is a well-founded, significant feature of green chemistry that making marvelous interconnection between nano-biotechnology and microbial biotechnology. In the present research, the aqueous extract of medicinally important plant Coptis Chinensis (in Chinese called "gold thread") was applied for the synthesis of gold nanoparticles (Au-NPs)...
April 20, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429584/dna-metabarcoding-of-unfractionated-water-samples-relates-phyto-zoo-and-bacterioplankton-dynamics-and-reveals-a-single-taxon-bacterial-bloom
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Christian Wurzbacher, Katrin Attermeyer, Marie Therese Kettner, Clara Flintrop, Norman Warthmann, Sabine Hilt, Hans-Peter Grossart, Michael T Monaghan
Most studies of aquatic plankton focus on either macroscopic or microbial communities, and on either eukaryotes or prokaryotes. This separation is primarily for methodological reasons, but can overlook potential interactions among groups. We tested whether DNA metabarcoding of unfractionated water samples with universal primers could be used to qualitatively and quantitatively study the temporal dynamics of the total plankton community in a shallow temperate lake. We found significant changes in the relative proportions of normalized sequence reads of eukaryotic and prokaryotic plankton communities over a three-month period in spring...
April 21, 2017: Environmental Microbiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427398/euphorbia-dracunculoides-l-abrogates-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-liver-and-dna-damage-in-rats
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Riffat Batool, Muhammad Rashid Khan, Muhammad Majid
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of Euphorbia dracunculoides of family Euphorbiaceae during previous studies had established the in vitro antioxidant and in vivo anti-inflammatory activities. The plant is used by the local communities of Pakistan for various disorders including rheumatism and edema. In this investigation we have evaluated the hepatoprotective effects against CCl4 induced toxicity in rat. METHODS: Dry powder of the aerial parts of E. dracunculoides was extracted with 95% methanol to get the extract (EDME)...
April 20, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420354/therapeutic-potentials-of-crataegus-azarolus-var-eu-azarolus-maire-leaves-and-its-isolated-compounds
#14
Eman Abu-Gharbieh, Naglaa Gamil Shehab
BACKGROUND: Hyperglycemia is a complicated condition accompanied with high incidence of infection and dyslipidemia. This study aimed to explore the phyto-constituents of Crataegus azarolus var. eu- azarolus Maire leaves, and to evaluate the therapeutic potentials particularly antimicrobial, antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic of the extract and the isolated compound (3β-O-acetyl ursolic acid). METHODS: Total phenolics and flavonoidal contents were measured by RP-HPLC analysis...
April 18, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409391/anti-inflammatory-activity-of-the-functional-groups-present-in-hippophae-rhamnoides-seabuckthorn-leaf-extract
#15
Himanshi Tanwar, Shweta, M Karthik Ananth, Divya Singh, S Narsimhan, Shashi Bala Singh, Lilly Ganju
ETHNO PHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The study explores the anti-inflammatory activity of components present in fractions obtained from leaves of Hippophae rhamnoides in mouse peritoneal macrophages. AIM OF THE STUDY: Immunomodulators salvage the immune response by enhancing or reducing its capacity to the required level. Plant extracts are extensively used as immunomodulators because of their easy availability, simple methods of preparation and minimum side effects with maximum efficacy...
April 13, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407621/potential-applications-of-phyto-derived-ceramides-in-improving-epidermal-barrier-function
#16
Efrem N Tessema, Tsige Gebre-Mariam, Reinhard H H Neubert, Johannes Wohlrab
The outer most layer of the skin, the stratum corneum, consists of corneocytes which are coated by a cornified envelope and embedded in a lipid matrix of ordered lamellar structure. It is responsible for the skin barrier function. Ceramides (CERs) are the backbone of the intercellular lipid membranes. Skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis and psoriasis and aged skin are characterized by dysfunctional skin barrier and dryness which are associated with reduced levels of CERs. Previously, the effectiveness of supplementation of synthetic and animal-based CERs in replenishing the depleted natural skin CERs and restoring the skin barrier function have been investigated...
April 14, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407577/diabetes-associated-with-male-reproductive-system-damages-onset-of-presentation-pathophysiological-mechanisms-and-drug-intervention
#17
REVIEW
Guang-Jiang Shi, Zhi-Mei Li, Jie Zheng, Jian Chen, Xiao-Xu Han, Jing Wu, Guang-Yong Li, Qing Chang, Yu-Xiang Li, Jian-Qiang Yu
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major health problem that affects patients' quality of life quality throughout the world due to its many complications. Reproductive dysfunction is one of the major secondary complications in both diabetic animals and human beings. Furthermore, DM has recently broken the age barrier and has been heavily diagnosed in children and young persons of reproductive age. In the past few years, many studies on DM in male reproductive functions in both diabetic men and experimental diabetic animals have been published...
June 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402308/phyto-dewatering-of-sewage-sludge-using-panicum-repens-l
#18
A S El-Gendy, H I El-Kassas, T M A Razek, H Abdel-Latif
Experiments in the field environment have been conducted to study the growth of Panicum repens L., an aquatic plant, in the sewage sludge matrix. The experiments were also carried out to investigate the ability of this plant to dewater sewage sludge to increase the capacity of conventional drying beds. In addition, the ability of Panicum repens L. to reduce the sludge contents of certain elements (copper (Cu), Iron (Fe), Sodium (Na), lead (Pb), and Zinc (Zn)) was also investigated. All experiments were carried out in batch reactors...
April 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365513/relationships-between-soil-parameters-and-physiological-status-of-miscanthus-x-giganteus-cultivated-on-soil-contaminated-with-trace-elements-under-npk-fertilisation-vs-microbial-inoculation
#19
Marta Pogrzeba, Szymon Rusinowski, Krzysztof Sitko, Jacek Krzyżak, Aleksandra Skalska, Eugeniusz Małkowski, Dorota Ciszek, Sebastian Werle, Jon Paul McCalmont, Michal Mos, Hazem M Kalaji
Crop growth and development can be influenced by a range of parameters, soil health, cultivation and nutrient status all play a major role. Nutrient status of plants can be enhanced both through chemical fertiliser additions (e.g. N, P, K supplementation) or microbial fixation and mobilisation of naturally occurring nutrients. With current EU priorities discouraging the production of biomass on high quality soils there is a need to investigate the potential of more marginal soils to produce these feedstocks and the impacts of soil amendments on crop yields within them...
March 30, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359256/morintides-cargo-free-chitin-binding-peptides-from-moringa-oleifera
#20
Shruthi G Kini, Ka H Wong, Wei Liang Tan, Tianshu Xiao, James P Tam
BACKGROUND: Hevein-like peptides are a family of cysteine-rich and chitin-binding peptides consisting of 29-45 amino acids. Their chitin-binding property is essential for plant defense against fungi. Based on the number of cysteine residues in their sequences, they are divided into three sub-families: 6C-, 8C- and 10C-hevein-like peptides. All three subfamilies contain a three-domain precursor comprising a signal peptide, a mature hevein-like peptide and a C-terminal domain comprising a hinge region with protein cargo in 8C- and 10C-hevein-like peptides...
March 31, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
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