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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213218/dynamic-flow-through-approach-to-evaluate-readily-bioaccessible-antioxidants-in-solid-food-samples
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Miguel A Maia, Tânia R P Soares, Ana I P Mota, María Rosende, Luís M Magalhães, Manuel Miró, Marcela A Segundo
Release of bioactive compounds from food matrices is regarded as the first step towards their human bioavailability. The objective of this work was the implementation of an affordable and robust flow-through device for expedient dynamic leaching experiments aiming at the assessment of readily bioaccessible antioxidant compounds in solid food commodities. A simple configuration is proposed using commercially available devices containing regenerated cellulose filters placed in polypropylene holders to entrap the solid sample, featuring a disposable, single use extraction chamber...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213107/hypoglycemic-effect-of-the-polyphenols-rich-extract-from-rose-rugosa-thunb-on-high-fat-diet-and-stz-induced-diabetic-rats
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Liu Liu, Dan Tang, Haiqing Zhao, Xuelei Xin, Haji Akber Aisa
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Rosa rugosa Thunb is traditional Uygur medicine, it is widely used for regulating blood condition, nourishing liver and gallbladder in Uygur ancient prescription. But the mechanism of Rosa rugosa Thunb on diabetes is still unclear. In here, we studied the hypoglycemic effect and explained one probable pathway of polyphenols rich extract from Rosa rugosa Thunb (RPE) on diabetic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In vitro, the effect of RPE on α-glucosidase inhibition was finished, and the antioxidant activity of RPE was evaluated by ABTS and DPPH assay...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212732/bcl-2-long-and-winding-path-from-discovery-to-therapeutic-target
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REVIEW
Robyn L Schenk, Andreas Strasser, Grant Dewson
In 1988, the BCL-2 protein was found to promote cancer by limiting cell death rather than enhancing proliferation. This discovery set the wheels in motion for an almost 30 year journey involving many international research teams that has recently culminated in the approval for a drug, ABT-199/venetoclax/Venclexta that targets this protein in the treatment of cancer. This review will describe the long and winding path from the discovery of this protein and understanding the fundamental process of apoptosis that BCL-2 and its numerous homologues control, through to its exploitation as a drug target that is set to have significant benefit for cancer patients...
January 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208718/on-line-screening-isolation-and-identification-of-antioxidant-compounds-of-helianthemum-ruficomum
#4
Yasmine Chemam, Samir Benayache, Eric Marchioni, Minjie Zhao, Paul Mosset, Fadila Benayache
Many Helianthemum species (Cistaceae) are recognized for their various medicinal virtues. Helianthemum ruficomum is an endemic species to the septentrional Sahara on which no report is available so far. The purpose of this work was to investigate the chemical composition and the radical scavenging capacity of this species and its isolated components. Collected from Mougheul (south-west of Algeria), the aerial parts were macerated with 80% EtOH/H₂O, after evaporation, the remaining extract was diluted with H₂O and extracted with petroleum ether, chloroform, ethyl acetate and n-butanol...
February 8, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208613/structure-antioxidative-and-anti-inflammatory-activity-relationships-of-purpurin-and-related-anthraquinones-in-chemical-and-cell-assays
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Woo Nam, Sung Phil Kim, Seok Hyun Nam, Mendel Friedman
Anthraquinone (9,10-anthraquinone) and several hydroxy derivatives, including purpurin (1,2,4-trihydroxyanthraquinone), anthrarufin (1,5-dihydroxyanthraquinone), and chrysazin (1,8-dihydroxyanthraquinone), were evaluated for antioxidative and anti-inflammatory activities in chemical assays and mammalian cells (murine macrophage RAW 264.7 cells). Several tests were used to assess their activities: 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical; ABTS radical cation; hydrogen peroxide scavenging; reduction of potassium ferricyanide; chelation of ferrous ions; inhibition of lipid peroxidation; inhibition of nitric oxide generation; scavenging of the intracellular hydroxyl radical; expression of NLRP3 polypeptide for inflammasome assembly; and quantitation of proinflammatory cytokine interleukin 1β (IL-1β) for inflammasome activation...
February 10, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207992/inhibitory-activities-of-n-butanol-fraction-from-butea-monosperma-lam-taub-bark-against-free-radicals-genotoxins-and-cancer-cells
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Varinder Kaur, Manish Kumar, Paramjeet Kaur, Sandeep Kaur, Satwinderjeet Kaur
The present study was undertaken to investigate antioxidant, antigenotoxic and antiproliferative activity of n-butanol fraction (Bmbu) from bark of medicinal plant Butea monosperma. Antioxidant potency of Bmbu was examined by various in vitro assays. It was also investigated for antigenotoxic activity using E. coli. PQ37 employing SOS chromotest. Further, cytotoxic and apoptosis inducing activity of Bmbu was evaluated in MCF-7 breast cancer cells. Bmbu showed potent free radical scavenging ability in ABTS assay (IC50 56...
February 16, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204816/antioxidant-and-cytoprotective-effects-of-morin-against-hydrogen-peroxide-induced-oxidative-stress-are-associated-with-the-induction-of-nrf-2%C3%A2-mediated-ho-1-expression-in-v79-4-chinese-hamster-lung-fibroblasts
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Moon Hee Lee, Hee-Jae Cha, Eun Ok Choi, Min Ho Han, Sung Ok Kim, Gi-Young Kim, Su Hyun Hong, Cheol Park, Sung-Kwon Moon, Soon-Jeong Jeong, Moon-Jin Jeong, Wun-Jae Kim, Yung Hyun Choi
Natural phytochemicals of plant origin, including flavonoids, have been found to be potent antioxidants providing beneficial effects against oxidative stress-related diseases. The present study was carried out to investigate the antioxidant properties of morin, a flavonoid originally isolated from the flowering plants of the Moraceae family. Superoxide dismutase (SOD)‑like activity and 2,2'‑azino‑bis‑(3‑ethylbenzothiazoline‑6‑sulfonic acid) (ABTS•+) radical scavenging activity were determined...
March 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203273/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-the-new-1-3-dimethylxanthine-derivatives-with-thiazolidine-4-one-scaffold
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Sandra Constantin, Florentina Geanina Lupascu, Maria Apotrosoaei, Ioana Mirela Vasincu, Dan Lupascu, Frederic Buron, Sylvain Routier, Lenuta Profire
BACKGROUND: The xanthine structure has proved to be an important scaffold in the process of developing a wide variety of biologically active molecules such as bronchodilator, hypoglycemiant, anticancer and anti-inflammatory agents. It is known that hyperglycemia generates reactive oxygen species which are involved in the progression of diabetes mellitus and its complications. Therefore, the development of new compounds with antioxidant activity could be an important therapeutic strategy against this metabolic syndrome...
2017: Chemistry Central Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199055/photo-induced-click-chemistry-for-dna-surface-structuring-via-direct-laser-writing
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Ljiljana Fruk, Antonina Kerbs, Patrick Mueller, Michael Kaupp, Ishtiaq Ahmed, Alexander S Quick, Doris Abt, Martin Wegener, Christof M Niemeyer, Christopher Barner-Kowollik
Oligonucleotides containing photo-caged dienes were prepared and shown to react quantitatively in a light-induced Diels-Alder cycloaddition with functional maleimides in aqueous solution within minutes. Due to its high yield and fast rate, the reaction was exploited for DNA surface patterning with sub-micrometer resolution employing direct laser writing (DLW). Functional DNA arrays were written via direct laser writing (DLW) in variable patterns, which were further encoded with fluorophores and proteins through DNA directed immobilisation...
February 15, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199023/analysis-of-%C3%AE-helix-unfolding-in-the-pine-nut-peptide-lys-cys-his-lys-pro-induced-by-pulsed-electric-field
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Jie Xing, Sitian Zhang, Mingdi Zhang, Songyi Lin
BACKGROUND: A variety of analytical techniques were applied to explore the effects of pulsed electric field (PEF) on the α-helix structural changes in the novel antioxidant peptide Lys-Cys-His-Lys-Pro (KCHKP, 611.76 Da). RESULTS: The relative α-helix content of the KCHKP peptide was significantly altered from 100% to 89.91 ± 0.97% when the electric pulse frequency was 1800 Hz and the field intensity was 10 kV cm(-1) . Moreover, the 1,1-diphenyl-2-pycryl-hydrazyl (DPPH) and 2,2-azinobis diammonium salt (ABTS) radical-scavenging activities of PEF-treated KCHKP were increased from 56...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195547/phenolic-compounds-from-citrus-leaves-antioxidant-activity-and-enzymatic-browning-inhibition
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Bachra Khettal, Nabil Kadri, Karim Tighilet, Ahmed Adjebli, Farid Dahmoune, Fadila Maiza-Benabdeslam
Background Phenolic compounds from Citrus are known to be a topic of many studies due to their biological properties including antioxidant activity. Methods Methanolic and aqueous extracts were isolated from Citrus leaves of different species (C. clementina, C. limon, C. hamlin, C. navel, C. aurantifolia, C. aurantium and C. grandis) harvested in Algeria. Results The results showed that aqueous extracts of all species are rich in total phenolic compounds and flavonoids (from 68.23 to 125.28 mg GAE/g DM) and (from 11...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195330/positive-and-negative-aspects-of-green-coffee-consumption-antioxidant-activity-vs-mycotoxins
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Magdalena Jeszka-Skowron, Agnieszka Zgoła-Grześkowiak, Agnieszka Waśkiewicz, Łukasz Stępień, Ewa Stanisz
BACKGROUND: The quality of coffee depends not only on the contents of healthy compounds but also on its contamination with microorganisms which can produce mycotoxins during development, harvesting, preparation, transport and storage. RESULTS: Antioxidant activity of green coffee brews measured in this study by ABTS, DPPH and Folin-Ciocalteu assays showed that coffee extracts from Robusta beans possessed highest activity in all assays than extracts from Arabica coffee...
February 13, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193664/in-vitro-antiviral-activity-and-resistance-profile-of-the-next-generation-hepatitis-c-virus-ns5a-inhibitor-pibrentasvir
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Teresa I Ng, Preethi Krishnan, Tami Pilot-Matias, Warren Kati, Gretja Schnell, Jill Beyer, Thomas Reisch, Liangjun Lu, Tatyana Dekhtyar, Michelle Irvin, Rakesh Tripathi, Clarence Maring, John T Randolph, Rolf Wagner, Christine Collins
Pibrentasvir (ABT-530) is a novel and pan-genotypic hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS5A inhibitor with 50% effective concentration (EC50)values ranging from 1.4 to 5.0 picomolar (pM) against HCV replicons containing NS5A from genotypes 1 to 6. Pibrentasvir demonstrated similar activity against a panel of chimeric replicons containing HCV genotype 1 to 6 NS5A from clinical samples. Resistance selection studies were conducted using HCV replicon cells with NS5A from genotype 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 4a, 5a or 6a at pibrentasvir concentration of 10- or 100-fold over its EC50 values for the respective replicons...
February 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193422/sulphonated-modification-of-polysaccharides-from-pleurotus-eryngii-and-streptococcus-thermophilus-ascc-1275-and-antioxidant-activities-investigation-using-ccd-and-caco-2-cell-line-models
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Siqian Li, Nagendra P Shah
Polysaccharides extracted from Pleurotus eryngii (PEPS) and Streptococcus thermophilus ASCC 1275 (EPS) were sulphonated and their composition determined. Antioxidant activities of crude and sulphonated polysaccharides (S.PEPS and S.EPS) were investigated using the ABTS radical scavenging test and CCD and Caco-2 cell models. Degrees of sulphonation for S.PEPS and S.EPS were 0.73 and 0.37, respectively. Results showed that S.PEPS and S.EPS had significantly higher scavenging capacities than PEPS and EPS in the ABTS radical scavenging test...
June 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193408/physicochemical-characterization-antioxidant-capacity-total-phenolic-and-proanthocyanidin-content-of-flours-prepared-from-pequi-caryocar-brasilense-camb-fruit-by-products
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Daniela P Leão, Adriana S Franca, Leandro S Oliveira, Rita Bastos, Manuel A Coimbra
The potential of pequi by-products as substrates for the production of flours rich in antioxidant dietary fibers was evaluated. Dietary fiber contents ranged from 39.8 to 43.3g/100g with pectic polysaccharide fraction constituted of rhamnogalacturonans and hemicellulose fraction consisted of arabinogalactans, xylans and glucomannans. Total polyphenols, non-extractable proanthocyanidins (NEPA) and carotenoid contents of the flours were determined (respectively, 15.5-17.4g GAE/100g, 215.54-346.84mg/100g and 2116...
June 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191277/antibacterial-anti-inflammatory-antioxidant-and-antiproliferative-properties-of-essential-oils-from-hairy-and-normal-roots-of-leonurus-sibiricus-l-and-their-chemical-composition
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Przemysław Sitarek, Patricia Rijo, Catarina Garcia, Ewa Skała, Danuta Kalemba, Adam J Białas, Janusz Szemraj, Dariusz Pytel, Monika Toma, Halina Wysokińska, Tomasz Śliwiński
Essential oils obtained from the NR (normal roots) and HR (hairy roots) of the medicinal plant Leonurus sibiricus root were used in this study. The essential oil compositions were detected by GC-MS. Eighty-five components were identified in total. Seventy components were identified for NR essential oil. The major constituents in NR essential oil were β-selinene (9.9%), selina-4,7-diene (9.7%), (E)-β-caryophyllene (7.3%),myli-4(15)-ene (6.4%), and guaia-1(10),11-diene (5.9%). Sixty-seven components were identified in HR essential oil, the main constituents being (E)-β-caryophyllene (22...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189068/passiflora-tarminiana-fruits-reduce-uvb-induced-photoaging-in-human-skin-fibroblasts
#17
Karent Bravo, Luisa Duque, Federico Ferreres, Diego A Moreno, Edison Osorio
Skin aging is a complex process that is strongly affected by UV radiation, which stimulates the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the epidermis and dermis and subsequently causes skin damage. Among the major consequences are increased collagen degradation and reduced collagen synthesis. Previous reports have demonstrated the beneficial effects of polyphenols for healthy skin. Passiflora tarminiana Coppens & V.E. Barney, a species of the Passifloraceae family, is widely distributed in South America and is rich in flavonoids...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188641/the-influence-of-plant-protection-by-effective-microorganisms-on-the-content-of-bioactive-phytochemicals-in-apples
#18
Barbara Kusznierewicz, Anna Lewandowska, Dorota Martysiak-Żurowska, Agnieszka Bartoszek
BACKGROUND: The phytochemicals of two apple cultivars (Yellow Transparent and Early Geneva) protected in two ways: conventionally with chemical pesticides or by effective organisms (EM), were compared. Two types of components were determined: lipids synthesized constitutively and generated via inducible pathways polyphenols along with antioxidant activity and profiles. RESULTS: The antioxidant activities assessed with ABTS, DPPH and Folin-Ciocalteu reagents were about twice higher in the case of microbiologically protected apples...
February 11, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188445/evaluation-of-some-phenological-and-biochemical-characteristics-of-selected-new-late-flowering-dried-apricot-cultivars
#19
Burhanettin İmrak, Ali Küden, Veyis Yurtkulu, Ebru Kafkas, Sezai Ercişli, Salih Kafkas
In this study, promising candidates of six apricot genotypes were compared with our local and major cultivar (Hacıhaliloğlu) based on their phenological, pomological, and biochemical characteristics. Fruit weight, stone weight, flesh firmness, flesh fruit/stone ratio, TSS (Total soluble solids), glucose, fructose, sucrose, total phenols, total antioxidant activity (FRAP and ABTS assays) and bud break, first bloom, full bloom, and harvesting date of apricot cultivar candidates were compared with cultivar Hacıhaliloğlu 'HH...
February 10, 2017: Biochemical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187446/targeting-of-apoptotic-pathways-by-smac-or-bh3-mimetics-distinctly-sensitizes-paclitaxel-resistant-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
#20
Effrosini G Panayotopoulou, Anna-Katharina Müller, Melanie Börries, Hauke Busch, Guohong Hu, Sima Lev
Standard chemotherapy is the only systemic treatment for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), and despite the good initial response, resistance remains a major therapeutic obstacle. Here, we employed a High-Throughput Screen to identify targeted therapies that overcome chemoresistance in TNBC. We applied short-term paclitaxel treatment and screened 320 small-molecule inhibitors of known targets to identify drugs that preferentially and efficiently target paclitaxel-treated TNBC cells. Among these compounds the SMAC mimetics (BV6, Birinapant) and BH3-mimetics (ABT-737/263) were recognized as potent targeted therapy for multiple paclitaxel-residual TNBC cell lines...
February 6, 2017: Oncotarget
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