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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078783/new-propolis-type-from-northeast-brazil-chemical-composition-antioxidant-activity-and-botanical-origin
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Joselena M Ferreira, Caroline C Fernandes-Silva, Antonio Salatino, Giuseppina Negri, Dejair Message
BACKGROUND: Propolis is a bee product with wide diversity of biological activity. It has complex composition, which is dependent on its botanical source. The present work aimed at determining the chemical profile, antioxidant activity and botanical origin of two samples of a propolis type from two locations of the state of Rio Grande do Norte (RN, northeast Brazil). RESULTS: The standard chemical characteristics of the RN propolis are similar or superior to the internationally marketed Brazilian green propolis...
January 11, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073678/natural-potential-neuroinflammatory-inhibitors-from-alhagi-sparsifolia-shap
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Di Zhou, Hongyan Wei, Zhe Jiang, Xuezheng Li, Kun Jiao, Xiaoguang Jia, Yue Hou, Ning Li
Neuroinflammation is a key contributor to neuronal damage in neurodegenerative diseases. In our previous work on natural effective neuroinflammatory inhibitors, Alhagi sparsifolia Shap. (Leguminosae), a folk medicine widely distributed in Xinjiang, attracted our attention because of its significant anti-neuroinflammatory effect. Therefore, further investigation of the bioactive material basis was carried out. As a result, 33 major components were characterized and identified by chromatographic and spectral methods, respectively...
December 30, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049474/ethnopharmacological-survey-of-medicinal-plants-used-by-patients-with-psoriasis-in-the-west-bank-of-palestine
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Ramzi Shawahna, Nidal Amin Jaradat
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a frequent skin inflammatory disorder that inflicts millions of patients around the globe. To meet their healthcare needs, patients with psoriasis often seek treatment outside the allopathic paradigm. Use of medicinal plants has emerged as one of the most common and preferred modalities of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The aim of this study was to investigate the use of medicinal plants by patients with psoriasis in the West Bank of Palestine. METHODS: The current study was a questionnaire based cross-sectional descriptive study on the use of medicinal plants by psoriasis patients in the West Bank of Palestine...
January 3, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025284/flower-development-of-goniorrhachis-marginata-reveals-new-insights-into-the-evolution-of-the-florally-diverse-detarioid-legumes
#4
Gerhard Prenner, Domingos Cardoso
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The study of floral morphology and ontogeny and the re-investigation of existing data help to uncover potential synapomorphic characters and foster our understanding of phylogenetic relationships that rely primarily on molecular analyses. Goniorrhachis marginata is a monotypic caesalpinioid legume (Leguminosae) that shows some interesting floral features, such as a long hypanthium and regular Rosaceae-like flowers. We studied the ontogeny and morphology of the flowers in detail and present our results in a broad phylogenetic context...
December 26, 2016: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006791/distribution-phenology-and-host-plants-of-danish-bees-hymenoptera-apoidea
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Claus Rasmussen, Hans Thomsen Schmidt, Henning Bang Madsen
Based on the examination of 47.629 specimens of bees from Denmark (54.6ºN to 57.8ºN) we summarize for the first time the distribution, phenology and host-plants for all 286 known species occurring in the country. The mapped occurrence records distinguish whether species are found only in 1974 or earlier, 1975 or later, or in both periods. Danish bees are recorded active from February 29 through October 21 and have been collected in 79% of the 10x10 km Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) squares covering the country; seven UTM squares have over 100 reported species...
December 23, 2016: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975962/isolation-and-structure-elucidation-of-twelve-new-prenylated-flavonoids-from-onobrychis-spp-leguminosae-employing-lc-hrms-hsccc-and-nmr-techniques
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M E Sakavitsi, J Tchoumtchoua, S Mitakou, M Halabalaki, A L Skaltsounis
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December 2016: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27937037/gc-ms-analysis-and-hepatoprotective-activity-of-the-n-hexane-extract-of-acrocarpus-fraxinifolius-leaves-against-paracetamol-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-male-albino-rats
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Eman A Abd El-Ghffar, Heba A S El-Nashar, Omayma A Eldahshan, Abdel Nasser B Singab
CONTEXT: In Egypt, the burden of liver diseases is exceptionally high. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the components of the n-hexane extract of Acrocarpus fraxinifolius Arn. (Leguminosae) and its hepatoprotective activity against paracetamol (APAP)-induced hepatotoxicity in rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS: TRACE GC ultra gas chromatogaphic spectrometry was used for extract analysis. Thirty albino rats were divided into six groups (five rats in each)...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927089/an-evaluation-of-the-anti-inflammatory-antipyretic-and-analgesic-effects-of-hydroethanol-leaf-extract-of-albizia-zygia-in-animal-models
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Wonder Kofi Mensah Abotsi, Stanley Benjamin Lamptey, Stephen Afrane, Eric Boakye-Gyasi, Ruth Uwa Umoh, Eric Woode
CONTEXT: The leaves of Albizia zygia (DC.) J.F. Macbr. (Leguminosae-Mimosoideae) are used in Ghanaian traditional medicine for the treatment of pain, inflammatory disorders and fever (including malaria). OBJECTIVES: The present study evaluated the anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and analgesic effects of the hydroethanol leaf extract of Albizia zygia (AZE) in animal models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The anti-inflammatory and antipyretic effects of AZE were examined in the carrageenan-induced foot oedema model and the baker's yeast-induced pyrexia test respectively...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905101/a-review-on-antiviral-activity-of-the-himalayan-medicinal-plants-traditionally-used-to-treat-bronchitis-and-related-symptoms
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Rahila Amber, Muhammad Adnan, Akash Tariq, Sakina Mussarat
OBJECTIVES: Bronchitis is a common respiratory tract infection of humans mainly caused by influenza virus, rhinovirus, adenovirus, coronavirus and respiratory syncytial virus. The aim of this review was to gather fragmented literature on ethnomedicinal plants used against bronchitis in the Himalayan region and their in-vitro validation against bronchitis causing viral pathogens. KEY FINDINGS: Present review contains ethnomedicines of total 55 plants from different countries of the Himalayas...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882358/monofloral-honeys-by-sicilian-black-honeybee-apis-mellifera-ssp-sicula-have-high-reducing-power-and-antioxidant-capacity
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Alessandro Attanzio, Luisa Tesoriere, Mario Allegra, Maria A Livrea
Thirty samples from thirteen Sicilian monofloral honeys by the local black honeybee, and two honeydew honeys, were studied to assess phenol content, reducing power and antioxidant capacity as well as correlations among these parameters. Honeys from Apiaceae showed the highest phenol amount and capacity to reduce ferric ion and stable chemical radicals, whereas honeys from Leguminosae the lowest. All honeys were active against myoglobin-derived radicals usually formed in red meat after storage and/or heating and significant correlation (p = 0...
November 2016: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878093/effects-of-environmental-factors-on-genetic-diversity-of-caragana-microphylla-in-horqin-sandy-land-northeast-china
#11
Wenda Huang, Xueyong Zhao, Xin Zhao, Yulin Li, Jie Lian
Caragana microphylla (Leguminosae) is a dominant climax semishrub species in northern China. We evaluated genetic variation within and among populations sampled from three different environmental gradients in Horqin Sandy Land in northern China using intersimple sequence repeats markers and investigated the possible existence of relationships between genetic diversity and environmental factors. The results showed that C. microphylla have high genetic diversity, and environmental gradients affected genetic diversity of C...
November 2016: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876549/nitrogen-fixing-bacteria-and-arbuscular-mycorrhizal-fungi-in-piptadenia-gonoacantha-mart-macbr
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Joel Quintino de Oliveira Júnior, Ederson da Conceição Jesus, Francy Junio Lisboa, Ricardo Luis Louro Berbara, Sergio Miana de Faria
The family Leguminosae comprises approximately 20,000 species that mostly form symbioses with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and nitrogen-fixing bacteria (NFB). This study is aimed at investigating and confirming the dependence on nodulation and biological nitrogen fixation in the specie Piptadenia gonoacantha (Mart.) Macbr., which belongs to the Piptadenia group. Two consecutive experiments were performed in a greenhouse. The experiments were fully randomized with six replicates and a factorial scheme...
November 8, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829801/a-molecular-phylogeny-of-caraganeae-leguminosae-papilionoideae-reveals-insights-into-new-generic-and-infrageneric-delimitations
#13
Lei Duan, Xue Yang, Peiliang Liu, Gabriel Johnson, Jun Wen, Zhaoyang Chang
Based on sequence data of nuclear ITS and plastid matK, trnL-F and psbA-trnH markers, the phylogeny of the subtribes Caraganinae and Chesneyinae in tribe Caraganeae was inferred. The results support the monophyly of each of the subtribes. Within subtribes Caraganinae, Calophaca and Halimodendron are herein transferred into Caragana to ensure its generic monophyly. The subtribe Chesneyinae is composed of four well-supported genera: Chesneya, Chesniella, Gueldenstaedtia and Tibetia. Based on phylogenetic, morphological, distributional and habitat type evidence, the genus Chesneya was divided into three monophyletic sections: Chesneya sect...
2016: PhytoKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829799/diversity-and-biogeographical-patterns-of-legumes-leguminosae-indigenous-to-southern-africa
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Marike Trytsman, Robert H Westfall, Philippus J J Breytenbach, Frikkie J Calitz, Abraham E van Wyk
The principal aim of this study was to establish biogeographical patterns in the legume flora of southern Africa so as to facilitate the selection of species with agricultural potential. Plant collection data from the National Herbarium, South Africa, were analysed to establish the diversity and areas covered by legumes (Leguminosae/Fabaceae) indigenous to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. A total of 27,322 records from 1,619 quarter degree grid cells, representing 1,580 species, 122 genera and 24 tribes were included in the analyses...
2016: PhytoKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825871/evolution-in-african-tropical-trees-displaying-ploidy-habitat-association-the-genus-afzelia-leguminosae
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Armel S L Donkpegan, Jean-Louis Doucet, Jérémy Migliore, Jérôme Duminil, Kasso Dainou, Rosalía Piñeiro, Jan J Wieringa, Dominique Champluvier, Olivier J Hardy
Polyploidy has rarely been documented in rain forest trees but it has recently been found in African species of the genus Afzelia (Leguminosae), which is composed of four tetraploid rain forest species and two diploid dry forest species. The genus Afzelia thus provides an opportunity to examine how and when polyploidy and habitat shift occurred in Africa, and whether they are associated. In this study, we combined three plastid markers (psbA, trnL, ndhF), two nuclear markers (ribosomal ITS and the single-copy PEPC E7 gene), plastomes (obtained by High Throughput Sequencing) and morphological traits, with an extensive taxonomic and geographic sampling to explore the evolutionary history of Afzelia...
November 5, 2016: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27608163/active-saponins-from-root-of-pueraria-peduncularis-grah-ex-benth-benth-and-their-molluscicidal-effects-on-pomacea-canaliculata
#16
ChunPing Yang, Min Zhang, Bo Lei, GuoShu Gong, GuiZhou Yue, XiaoLi Chang, XiaoFang Sun, Yue Tian, HuaBao Chen
BACKGROUND: Pueraria peduncularis (Grah. ex Benth.) Benth., which belongs to the Leguminosae family, exhibits resistance to many crop pests in agricultural production. Pomacea canaliculata is an important invasive snail in rice fields and causes severe yield losses. To evaluate the toxicity of P. peduncularis to P. canaliculata, in this study the molluscicidal activity of root extracts of P. peduncularis was tested against P. canaliculata; the active compounds were isolated, and the structures of these compounds were analysed using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) analysis and mass spectral analysis...
September 8, 2016: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27599100/plant-antiherbivore-defenses-in-fabaceae-species-of-the-chaco
#17
T E Lima, A L B Sartori, M L M Rodrigues
The establishment and maintenance of plant species in the Chaco, one of the widest continuous areas of forests in the South American with sharp climatic variations, are possibly related to biological features favoring plants with particular defenses. This study assesses the physical and chemical defenses mechanisms against herbivores of vegetative and reproductive organs. Its analyses of 12 species of Fabaceae (Leguminosae) collected in remnants of Brazilian Chaco shows that 75% present structural defense characters and 50% have chemical defense - defense proteins in their seeds, like protease inhibitors and lectins...
September 5, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Biology, Revista Brasleira de Biologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27586821/medicinal-plants-used-for-management-of-malaria-among-the-luhya-community-of-kakamega-east-sub-county-kenya
#18
Nillian Mukungu, Kennedy Abuga, Faith Okalebo, Raphael Ingwela, Julius Mwangi
BACKGROUND: Malaria remains a major health problem worldwide especially in sub-Saharan Africa. In Kenya, 80% of the population is at risk of contracting the disease. Pregnant mothers and children under five years are the most affected by this disease. Antimalarial drug resistance poses a major threat in the fight against malaria necessitating continuous search for new antimalarial drugs. Due to inadequate and inaccessible health facilities, majority of people living in rural communities heavily depend on traditional medicine which involves the use of medicinal plants for the management of malaria...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27576059/daidzein-increases-opg-rankl-ratio-and-suppresses-il-6-in-mg-63-osteoblast-cells
#19
Jing Sun, Wei Jia Sun, Zheng Yang Li, Ling Li, Yue Wang, Yu Zhao, Cong Wang, Li Ren Yu, Ling Zhi Li, Yong Liang Zhang
Daidzein is a major dietary source of isoflavones found in Leguminosae, and belongs to the family of diphenolic compounds. The estrogenic effects of daidzein to prompt bone formation and prevent bone resorption have been observed in animal models and cultured cells. In our study, we studied the effects of daidzein, raloxifene and E2 on expression of the osteoblast-produced bone regulatory factors OPG, RANKL and IL-6 in human osteoblastic MG-63 cells. Results suggest that treatment with daidzein, raloxifene and E2 increased the levels of OPG and decreased those of RANKL and IL-6...
November 2016: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27564970/astragaloside-iv-attenuates-inflammatory-reaction-via-activating-immune-function-of-regulatory-t-cells-inhibited-by-hmgb1-in-mice
#20
Jinfeng Li, Lifeng Huang, Shuzhen Wang, Yongming Yao, Zhenyu Zhang
CONTEXT: High-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) protein is a highly abundant protein that can promote the pathogenesis of inflammatory. Some experiments have demonstrated a vital role for HMGB1 to modulate the immune function of regulatory T-cells (Tregs). Astragaloside IV (AST IV), an extract from Astragalus membranaceus Moench (Leguminosae), has been shown to exert potent cardioprotective and anti-inflammatory effects. It is still unclear whether AST IV has a latent effect on the proinflammatory ability of HMGB1 with subsequent activation of Tregs in vivo...
December 2016: Pharmaceutical Biology
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