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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637348/hydrogen-peroxide-sensing-based-on-inner-surfaces-modification-of-solid-state-nanopore
#1
Libo Zhu, Dejian Gu, Quanjun Liu
There are many techniques for the detection of molecules. But detection of molecules through solid-state nanopore in a solution is one of the promising, high-throughput, and low-cost technology used these days. In the present investigation, a solid-state nanopore platform was fabricated for the detection of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), which is not only a label free product but also a significant participant in the redox reaction. We have successfully fabricated silicon nitride (Si3N4) nanopores with diameters of ~50 nm by using a focused Ga ion beam, the inner surface of the nanopore has been modified with horseradish peroxidase (HRP) by employing carbodiimide coupling chemistry...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631823/a-comparative-study-between-labeling-and-reality-the-case-of-phytochemical-composition-of-commercial-pomegranate-based-products
#2
Marina Cano-Lamadrid, Leontina Lipan, Ángel Calín-Sánchez, Francisca Hernández, Ángel A Carbonell-Barrachina
Manufacturers are deeply involved in the development of new pomegranate-based products, which have acquired great prestige due to many studies proving their potential health benefits. Commercial pomegranate products including capsules and supplements and juices and nectars were assayed. The contents of the key phytochemical compounds (punicalagin, ellagic acid, and total polyphenolic content) and the associated antioxidant capacity (DPPH(•) , ABTS(•+) , and FRAP) were analyzed. The experimental ranges of punicalagin and ellagic acid contents were 0...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630625/quantification-of-antioxidant-phenolic-compounds-in-a-new-chrysanthemum-cultivar-by-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-with-diode-array-detection-and-electrospray-ionization-mass-spectrometry
#3
Ah-Reum Han, Hyo Young Kim, Yangkang So, Bomi Nam, Ik-Soo Lee, Joo-Won Nam, Yeong Deuk Jo, Sang Hoon Kim, Jin-Baek Kim, Si-Yong Kang, Chang Hyun Jin
The flowers of Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat. have been used as an herbal tea and in traditional medicine, and the plant has been developed to produce horticultural cultivars of various colors and shapes. In this study, a new chrysanthemum cultivar with dark purple petals (C. morifolium cv. ARTI-Dark Chocolate; ADC) was developed by radiation-induced mutation breeding of its original cultivar with purple striped white petals (C. morifolium cv. Noble Wine, NW). The phenolic profile and antioxidant property of ADC were investigated and compared with NW and the commercially available medicinal herb, C...
2017: International Journal of Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629341/protective-effects-of-cynara-scolymus-leaves-extract-on-metabolic-disorders-and-oxidative-stress-in-alloxan-diabetic-rats
#4
Maryem Ben Salem, Rihab Ben Abdallah Kolsi, Raouia Dhouibi, Kamilia Ksouda, Slim Charfi, Mahdi Yaich, Serria Hammami, Zouheir Sahnoun, Khaled Mounir Zeghal, Kamel Jamoussi, Hanen Affes
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with hyperglycemia, inflammatory disorders and abnormal lipid profiles, currently the extracts from leaves of cynara scolymus has been discovered to treat metabolic disorders and has been stated by multitudinous scientists according to a good source of polyphenols compounds. The present study aimed to evaluate the protective effect of the ethanol leaves extract of C. scolymus in alloxan induced stress oxidant, hepatic-kidney dysfunction and histological changes in liver, kidney and pancreas of different experimental groups of rats...
June 19, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628832/young-leaves-of-reed-phragmites-communis-suppress-melanogenesis-and-oxidative-stress-in-b16f10-melanoma-cells
#5
Mi-Ok Sim, Ju Ri Ham, Mi-Kyung Lee
This study investigated the effects young leaves of reed (Phragmites communis) water extract (YLR) on melanogenesis and oxidative stress using B16F10 cells. YLR decreased the intracellular melanin content, protein expression and enzyme activity of tyrosinase in a dose-dependent manner. YLR significantly decreased the gene and protein expression of melanogeneis-related proteins, such as microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF), and tyrosinase-related protein-1 and -2. In addition, YLR up-regulated the melanogenesis inhibitory proteins, extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) and protein kinase B (AKT), while it dose-dependently down-regulated p38 and cAMP response element-binding protein (CREB)...
June 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628595/activity-based-therapy-from-basic-science-to-clinical-application-for-recovery-after-spinal-cord-injury
#6
Andrea L Behrman, Elizabeth M Ardolino, Susan J Harkema
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Collaboration between scientists and clinicians effectively accelerated translation of scientific evidence for activity-based therapies (ABTs) into rehabilitation. This article addresses the basic scientific findings of activity-dependent plasticity that led to locomotor training, an ABT, and its principles to advance recovery in adult and pediatric populations with spinal cord injury (SCI). Expansion to new therapies based on these common principles is highlighted, for example, epidural stimulation...
July 2017: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: JNPT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625733/new-grape-stems-isolated-phenolic-compounds-modulate-reactive-oxygen-species-glutathione-and-lipid-peroxidation-in-vitro-combined-formulations-with-vitamins-c-and-e
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Marcelo Queiroz, David Oppolzer, Irene Gouvinhas, Amélia M Silva, Ana Irna Barros, Raúl Domínguez-Perles
The antioxidant potential of grape (Vitis vinífera L.) stems has been reported in the last decade although no identification of the individual compounds responsible for such action has been done. In this work, polyphenolic extract of grape stems was processed resorting to semi-preparative HPLC, allowing to obtain 5 purified polyphenols (caftaric acid, malvidin-3-O-glucoside, quercetin-3-O-glucuronide, mailvidin-3-O-(6-O-caffeoyl)-glucoside, and Σ-viniferin), which were fully characterized by HPLC-PDA-ESI-MS(n)...
June 15, 2017: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623844/lc-ms-ms-characterization-anti-inflammatory-effects-and-antioxidant-activities-of-polyphenols-from-different-tissues-of-korean-petasites-japonicus-meowi
#8
Jin Young Choi, Kebede Taye Desta, Venu Venkatarame Gowda Saralamma, Sung Joong Lee, Soo Jung Lee, Seong Min Kim, Anjugam Paramanantham, Ho Jeong Lee, Yun-Hi Kim, Ho-Chul Shin, Jae-Han Shim, Sung Chul Shin, Gon-Sup Kim, A M Abd El-Aty
The Korean Petasites japonicus is a perennial plant used in folk medicine as a remedy for many diseases and popularly consumed as spring greens. Ten polyphenols were characterized from the leaves, stems, and roots of this plant via high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Individual polyphenols were quantified for the first time using calibration curves of six structurally related external standards. Validation data indicated that correlation coefficients (R(2) ) were ≥ 0.9702 for all standards...
June 17, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623737/rumpictuside-a-unusual-9-10-anthraquinone-glucoside-from-rumex-pictus-forssk
#9
Walaa A El-Kashak, Abdelsamed I Elshamy, Tarik A Mohamed, Abd El-Nasser G El Gendy, Ibrahim A Saleh, Akemi Umeyama
A new 8-ionized hydroxylated 9,10-anthraquinone namely, 1-hydroxy-3-methyl-9,10-anthraquinone-6-O-β-D-glucopyranoside-8-olate (Rumpictuside A, 1) along with five known flavonoids, apigenin 7-O-β-D-glucoside (2), vitexin (3), quercetin 3-O-β-D-glucouronide (4), orientin (5), and isorientin (6) were isolated from Rumex pictus. The structures of isolated compounds were identified by the extensive spectroscopic techniques such as, UV, FT-IR, 1D, 2D NMR and HR-FAB-ESI-MS. The ionized hydroxyl group in the new anthraquinone (1) was rarely found for anthraquinone glycosides isolated from natural sources...
June 9, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621875/retransplantation-after-a-failed-donation-after-circulatory-determination-of-death-liver-transplant-meld-exception-priority-and-second-chances
#10
EDITORIAL
Peter L Abt, David S Goldberg
Increased utilization of higher-risk liver allografts is hampered by concerns about an increased risk of post-transplant graft failure and subsequent death if the patient is not retransplanted. This dilemma faces clinicians considering broader use of livers from donation after circulatory determination of death (DCDD) donors. In the setting of primary non-function or early hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT), there is a mechanism for standardized awarding of Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) exception points...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621707/antioxidant-potential-and-antibacterial-efficiency-of-caffeic-acid-functionalized-zno-nanoparticles
#11
Kyong-Hoon Choi, Ki Chang Nam, Sang-Yoon Lee, Guangsup Cho, Jin-Seung Jung, Ho-Joong Kim, Bong Joo Park
We report a novel zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticle with antioxidant properties, prepared by immobilizing the antioxidant 3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-2-propenoic acid (caffeic acid, CA) on the surfaces of micro-dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma-treated ZnO nanoparticles. The microstructure and physical properties of ZnO@CA nanoparticles were characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), infrared spectroscopy, and steady state spectroscopic methods...
June 16, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621381/the-methodology-applied-in-dpph-abts-and-folin-ciocalteau-assays-has-a-large-influence-on-the-determined-antioxidant-potential
#12
Helena Abramovič, Blaž Grobin, Nataša Poklar, Blaž Cigić
Antioxidant potential (AOP) is not only the property of the matrix analyzed but also depends greatly on the methodology used. The chromogenic radicals 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS•+), 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH•) and Folin-Ciocalteu (FC) assay were applied to estimate how the method and the composition of the assay solvent influence the AOP determined for coffee, tea, beer, apple juice and dietary supplements. Large differences between the AOP values depending on the reaction medium were observed, with the highest AOP determined mostly in the FC assay...
June 2017: Acta Chimica Slovenica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618341/analytical-profiling-of-selected-antioxidants-and-total-antioxidant-capacity-of-goji-lycium-spp-berries
#13
Michele Protti, Isacco Gualandi, Roberto Mandrioli, Sergio Zappoli, Domenica Tonelli, Laura Mercolini
Goji berries and derived products represent a relevant source of micronutrients, most of which are natural antioxidants and contribute to the high nutritional quality of these fruits. Three brands of dried goji berries have been analysed by a multidisciplinary approach to get an insight into both their content of selected antioxidants and their antioxidant capacity (AC). The former goal has been achieved by developing a liquid chromatographic method coupled to mass spectrometry and combined to a fast solid phase extraction...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618209/chemical-compositions-antioxidant-and-antimicrobial-activities-of-essential-oil-of-psidium-guajava-l-leaves-from-different-geographic-regions-in-china
#14
Lu Wang, Yanan Wu, Tao Huang, Kan Shi, Zhenqiang Wu
Hydrodistilled essential oils (EO) of Psidium guajava L. leaves from different regions in China were analyzed by GC and GC/MS. The samples from Guangdong province displayed high EO yields (0.61-0.75%, v/w). A total of 50 components, representing over 98.00% of the EOs, were identified and semi-quantitatived. The major constituents of EOs included β-caryophyllen (17.17-31.38%), γ-gurjunene (9.17-15.22%), τ-cadinol (1.35-10.02%) and calamenene (2.13-7.80%). The terpenoids in all sample oils were dominated by sesquiterpenes hydrocarbons (70...
June 15, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613450/chemical-composition-and-biological-studies-of-the-essential-oil-from-aerial-parts-of-beta-vulgaris-subsp-maritima-l-arcang-growing-in-tunisia
#15
Afifa Zardi-Bergaoui, Aymen Ben Nejma, Fethia Harzallah-Skhiri, Guido Flamini, Roberta Ascrizzi, Hichem Ben Jannet
The chemical composition, antioxidant, cytotoxic, anticholinesterase and anti-tyrosinase activities of the hydrodistilled essential oil of the aerial parts of Beta vulgaris subsp. Maritime (L.) Arcang. from Tunisia have been evaluated. The chemical composition of the oil (yield 0.037% (w/w)), determined by GC-FID and GC-MS is reported for the first time. Twenty five components, accounting for 98.1% of the total oil have been identified. The oil was characterized by a high proportion of oxygenated sesquiterpenes (39...
June 14, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612655/exploiting-antidiabetic-activity-of-silver-nanoparticles-synthesized-using-punica-granatum-leaves-and-anticancer-potential-against-human-liver-cancer-cells-hepg2
#16
Rijuta G Saratale, Han Seung Shin, Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Giovanni Benelli, Dong-Su Kim, Ganesh D Saratale
This study first time reports the novel synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using a Punica granatum leaf extract (PGE). The synthesized AgNPs were characterized by various analytical techniques including UV-Vis, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), field emission scanning electron microscopy and energy-dispersive spectra (FESEM-EDS) and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). FTIR analysis revealed that the involvement of biological macromolecules of P...
June 14, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612382/vaccinium-meridionale-swartz-extracts-and-their-addition-in-beef-burgers-as-antioxidant-ingredient
#17
Alexis López-Padilla, Diana Martín, David Villanueva Bermejo, Laura Jaime, Alejandro Ruiz-Rodriguez, Claudia Estela Restrepo Flórez, Diana Marsela Rivero Barrios, Tiziana Fornari
BACKGROUND: Vaccinium meridionale Swartz (mortiño) constitute a source of bioactive phytochemicals, but the studies related to its efficient and green production is scarce. Pressurized liquid extraction (PLE) and ultrasound assisted extraction were compared for mortiño extraction. Total phenolic compounds (TPC) and antioxidant capacity (ABTS•+) were determined. Beef burgers with 2% of mortiño (MM) or its PLE extract (ME) were manufactured. Lipid oxidation (TBARS) and instrumental color changes were measured after refrigerated storage...
June 14, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612355/effect-of-particle-size-on-phytochemical-composition-and-antioxidant-properties-of-two-persimmon-flours-from-diospyros-kaki-thunb-vars-rojo-brillante-and-triumph-coproducts
#18
Raquel Lucas-González, Juana Fernández-López, José Ángel Pérez-Álvarez, Manuel Viuda-Martos
BACKGROUND: This contribution studies the influence of the particle size of persimmon flours (from two cultivars, 'Rojo Brillante' and 'Triumph') on their primary (sugars and organic acids) and secondary (polyphenols, flavonoids and carotenoids) metabolite content, and also on their antioxidant activity, to assess whether these flours could find applications in the food industry as a potential functional ingredient. RESULTS: The main sugars were fructose and glucose and the principal organic acid was malic acid...
June 14, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612024/the-potential-of-a-brown-microalga-cultivated-in-high-salt-medium-for-the-production-of-high-value-compounds
#19
Saoussan Boukhris, Khaled Athmouni, Ibtissem Hamza-Mnif, Rayda Siala-Elleuch, Habib Ayadi, Moncef Nasri, Alya Sellami-Kamoun
Amphora sp. was isolated from the Sfax Solar Saltern and cultivated under hypersaline conditions. It contains moderate rates of proteins, lipids, sugars, and minerals and a prominent content of bioactive compounds: polyphenols, chlorophyll a, carotenoids, and fatty acids. The analysis of fatty acids with GC/MS showed that the C16 series accounted for about 75% of Amphora sp. lipids. Saturated fatty acids whose palmitic acid was the most important (27.41%) represented 41.31%. Amphora sp. was found to be rich in monounsaturated fatty acids with dominance of palmitoleic acid...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611106/a-novel-combination-treatment-targeting-bcl-xl-and-mcl1-for-kras-braf-mutated-and-bcl2l1-amplified-colorectal-cancers
#20
Sung-Yup Cho, Jee Yun Han, Deukchae Na, Wonyoung Kang, Ahra Lee, Jooyoung Kim, Jieun Lee, Seoyeon Min, Jinjoo Kang, Jeesoo Chae, Jong-Il Kim, Hansoo Park, Won-Suk Lee, Charles Lee
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world, and exhibits heterogeneous characteristics in terms of genomic alterations, expression signature and drug responsiveness. Although there have been considerable efforts to classify this disease based on high-throughput sequencing techniques, targeted treatments for specific subgroups has been limited. KRAS and BRAF mutations are prevalent genetic alterations in CRCs, and patients with mutations in either of these genes have a worse prognosis and are resistant to anti-EGFR treatments...
June 13, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
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