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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645884/investigation-of-the-effects-of-lycium-barbarum-polysaccharides-against-cadmium-induced-damage-in-testis
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Maria Vittoria Varoni, Sergio Domenico Gadau, Valeria Pasciu, Elena Baralla, Elisa Serra, Domenico Palomba, Maria Piera Demontis
This study describes the effects of Lycium barbarum polysaccharides (LBP) on testicular damage induced by cadmium (Cd). Adult male rats were i.p. injected with CdCl2 (4mg/Kg, once) with or without LBP pretreatment (300mg/Kg orally, once a day, for 30days). Testis weight, morphological/histological structure and oxidative stress parameters were evaluated. Several adverse effects were observed after CdCl2 injection, with a significant decrease in body/testis weight ratio (P<0.05), gross morphological changes with hyperemia of the parenchyma, increased volume and alteration in the structure of the seminiferous tubules...
June 20, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628845/serum-antioxidant-capacity-and-oxidative-damage-in-clinical-and-subclinical-canine-ehrlichiosis
#2
Camila Peres Rubio, Zeki Yilmaz, Silvia Martínez-Subiela, Meric Kocaturk, Josefa Hernández-Ruiz, Ebru Yalcin, Asta Tvarijonaviciute, Damián Escribano, Jose Joaquín Ceron
The objective of this study was to evaluate and compare the antioxidant response and the products of oxidative damage analysed by various assays in clinical and subclinical canine monocytic ehrlichiosis (CME). For this purpose, four assays to measure the total serum antioxidant capacity (TAC), such as the cupric reducing antioxidant capacity (CUPRAC), ferric reducing ability of plasma (FRAP), trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC) using acidic medium (TEACA), and the TEAC using the horseradish peroxidase (TEACH) were used...
June 12, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604646/effect-of-supercritical-carbon-dioxide-extraction-parameters-on-the-biological-activities-and-metabolites-present-in-extracts-from-arthrospira-platensis
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Diego A Esquivel-Hernández, José Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Sara P Cuéllar-Bermúdez, J Saúl García-Pérez, Elena I Mancera-Andrade, Jade E Núñez-Echevarría, Aura Ontiveros-Valencia, Magdalena Rostro-Alanis, Rebeca M García-García, J Antonio Torres, Wei Ning Chen, Roberto Parra-Saldívar
Arthrospira platensis was used to obtain functional extracts through supercritical carbon dioxide extraction (SFE-CO₂). Pressure (P), temperature (T), co-solvent (CX), static extraction (SX), dispersant (Di) and dynamic extraction (DX) were evaluated as process parameters through a Plackett-Burman design. The maximum extract yield obtained was 7.48 ± 0.15% w/w. The maximum contents of bioactive metabolites in extracts were 0.69 ± 0.09 µg/g of riboflavin, 5.49 ± 0.10 µg/g of α-tocopherol, 524.46 ± 0...
June 12, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597598/rosa-rugosa-flavonoids-alleviate-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-mice-by-suppressing-jnk-and-p38-mapk
#4
Xuehui Zhang, Yuhui Wang, Wanli Shen, Shangzhi Ma, Wen Chen, Rong Qi
OBJECTIVE: Although Rosa rugosa has been applied for preventing coronary artery disease, the pharmacological mechanism is little explored. In this study, the effects and mechanisms of Rosa rugosa flavonoids (RRF) on myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury (MIRI) were investigated. METHODS: Mice were pretreated by intragastric administration of 600 mg/kg RRF for 7 days. Then MIRI was induced by 45 min coronary artery ligation and 3 h reperfusion. Myocardial infarct size (MIS) and histopathology, activities of myocardial enzymes and effects of RRF on inflammation and apoptosis were evaluated...
June 9, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572932/comparison-of-phenolic-content-and-antioxidant-activities-of-millet-varieties-grown-in-different-locations-in-sri-lanka
#5
Disna Kumari, Terrence Madhujith, Anoma Chandrasekara
Soluble and bound phenolic compounds were extracted from different varieties of millet types namely, finger millet, foxtail, and proso millet cultivated at dry and intermediate climatic zones in Sri Lanka. The extracts were examined for their total phenolic content (TPC), total flavonoid content (TFC), and proanthocyanidin content (PC). The antioxidant activities were meassured by reducing power (RP), trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC), 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging activity, ferrous ion chelating ability (FICA), and using a β carotene linoleate model system...
May 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560092/comparison-in-antioxidant-and-antitumor-activities-of-pine-polyphenols-and-its-seven-biotransformation-extracts-by-fungi
#6
Hui Li, Zhenyu Wang
Microbial transformation can strengthen the antioxidant and antitumor activities of polyphenols. Polyphenols contents, antioxidant and antitumor activities of pine polyphenols and its biotransformation extracts by Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus oryzae, Aspergillus carbonarius, Aspergillus candidus, Trichodermas viride, Mucor wutungkiao and Rhizopus sp were studied. Significant differences were noted in antioxidant and antitumor activities. The highest antioxidant activities in Trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC), DPPH radical scavenging activity, superoxide anion radical scavenging activity, hydroxyl radical scavenging activity, reducing power assay and antitumor activity against LoVo cells were biotransformation extract of Aspergillus carbonarius (BAC), biotransformation extract of Mucor wutungkiao (BMW), biotransformation extract of Aspergillus carbonarius (BAC), biotransformation extract of Aspergillus niger (BAN), biotransformation extract of Aspergillus oryzae (BAO) and BMW, respectively...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551238/characterization-of-betalains-saponins-and-antioxidant-power-in-differently-colored-quinoa-chenopodium-quinoa-varieties
#7
Josefa Escribano, Juana Cabanes, Mercedes Jiménez-Atiénzar, Martha Ibañez-Tremolada, Luz Rayda Gómez-Pando, Francisco García-Carmona, Fernando Gandía-Herrero
Quinoa was the traditional grain crop used by the prehispanic civilizations in America. Grains are white, black, yellow, and red-violet and plants are cultivated in vast areas of Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. The recent description of the betacyanin pigment betanin in red-violet varieties is here further analyzed detecting the presence of amaranthin not previously identified in quinoa grains. Yellow-orange grains are characterized for the first time and up to four different betaxanthins are found to be responsible for this coloration...
November 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539721/phytochemical-and-biological-evaluations-of-arum-hygrophilum-boiss-araceae
#8
Fatma U Afifi, Violet Kasabri, Simona Litescu, Ismail F Abaza, Khalid Tawaha
BACKGROUND: Arum hygrophilum is a traditional medicinal plant indigenous to Jordan. The present study explores its phytochemistry, antioxidative, antidiabesity, and antiproliferative potentialities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Column chromatography and HPLC-MS analysis were used for its phytochemical evaluation. Using leaf crude water and ethanol extracts, the antioxidative capacities, their modulation of pancreatic β-cell proliferation, and insulin secretion as well as glucose diffusion and enzymatic bioassays were evaluated...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539059/phenolics-from-castanea-sativa-leaves-and-their-effects-on-uvb-induced-damage
#9
Antonietta Cerulli, Milena Masullo, Angela Mari, Anna Balato, Rosanna Filosa, Serena Lembo, Assunta Napolitano, Sonia Piacente
The phytochemical investigation of the methanol extract of the leaves of Castanea sativa Mill., source of the Italian PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) product 'Marrone di Roccadaspide' (Campania region) afforded as main compounds crenatin (1), chestanin (2), gallic acid (3), cretanin (4), 5-O-p-coumaroylquinic acid (5), p-methylgallic acid (6) and quercetin-3-O-glucoside (7). To quantify the isolated compounds a LC-ESI(QqQ)MS method working with a very sensitive and selective mass tandem experiment called Multiple Reaction Monitoring (MRM) has been developed...
May 25, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530545/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-curcumin-nitroxide-based-molecular-hybrids-as-antioxidant-and-anti-proliferative-agents
#10
Balázs Bognár, Muthulakshmi Kuppusamy, Esha Madan, Tamás Kálai, Mária Balog, József Jekő, Periannan Kuppusamy, Kálmán Hideg
BACKGROUND: Natural products and their derivatives are widely used to treat cancer and other diseases associated with ROS- and RNS-induced damages. METHODS: A series of paramagnetic modified curcumin analogues and 3,5-diarylidene-piperidones (DAP) have been designed, synthesized, and characterized on their anti-proliferative and antioxidant activity. RESULTS: Biological characterization of the new compounds supported the earlier results that incorporation of a nitroxide moiety or its precursor into curcumin or diarylidenylpiperidone (DAP) scaffolds resulted in anti-proliferative effect toward cancerous cell-lines in case of aryl hydroxy and/or methoxy substituent containing derivatives suggesting their potential for targeted therapeutic applications...
May 22, 2017: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524010/effect-of-g-9476869g-a-myeloperoxidase-mpo-gene-polymorphism-on-the-antioxidant-activity-of-milk-from-polish-holstein-friesian-cows-of-the-black-and-white-variety-ho
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Joanna Pokorska, Karolina Poskart, Dominika Kułaj, Andrzej Ochrem, Magdalena Dusza, Zygmunt Gil, Ewa Świętek, Joanna Makulska
Myeloperoxidase (MPO) is an important enzyme, which is one of the components of the antibacterial system in neutrophils and monocytes. MPO participates in the inflammatory response in multiple locations in the body, including the mammary glands. As a result of the activity of MPO, many oxidising compounds as well as reactive oxygen species are generated. It seems that myeloperoxidase may be a marker linking inflammation processes and oxidative stress. So far, there are no literature data on the association between the MPO gene polymorphism and the antioxidant properties of milk...
May 2017: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490142/relation-between-polyphenol-profile-and-antioxidant-capacity-of-different-argentinean-wheat-varieties-a-boosted-regression-trees-study
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Natalia S Podio, María V Baroni, Daniel A Wunderlin
We report the polyphenol profile and antioxidant capacity (AC) of 12 Argentinean wheat varieties from different regions. The polyphenol profile was studied by HPLC-MS. The AC was measured by TEAC and FRAP. Twenty-five polyphenols were identified. ACA 315 and KLEIN GUERRERO varieties showed the highest content of polyphenols, whereas BIOINTA 3004, KLEIN CAPRICORNIO and LE 2330 showed the lowest one. ACA 315 presented the highest AC, while BIOINTA 3004 and KLEIN CAPRICORNIO showed the lowest one. Boosted Regression Trees (BRT) analyses helped finding significant correlations between AC and polyphenol profile, being hydroxybenzoic acid diglucoside, tryptophan, chrysoeriol-6,8-di-C-pentoside and isomers 4, 5, 9 and 12 of diferulic acids key compounds to explain the observed AC...
October 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475362/phytochemical-composition-in-vitro-antioxidant-activity-and-antibacterial-mechanisms-of-neolamarckia-cadamba-fruits-extracts
#13
Arti Pandey, Pradeep Singh Negi
Aqueous extracts of Neolamarckia cadamba fruits prepared at different maturity stages were used for the analysis of various phytochemicals, and their antioxidant and antibacterial activities were determined. Ripe fruit extract had highest phenolics (3.14 mM GAE/ g fruit extract) with caffeic acid, tannic acid, syringic acid and quercetin as major phenolic compounds. The ripe fruit extract showed lowest IC50 values in DPPH radical scavenging assay (231.33 μg fruit extract/ mL), and highest ABTS radical scavenging activity (111...
May 5, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448799/isolation-of-antioxidant-phenolics-from-schinopsis-brasiliensis-based-on-a-preliminary-lc-ms-profiling
#14
Clisiane Carla de Souza Santos, Milena Masullo, Antonietta Cerulli, Angela Mari, Charles Dos Santos Estevam, Cosimo Pizza, Sonia Piacente
The phenolic content of the ethanol extract of the stem bark of the Brazilian plant Schinopsis brasiliensis Engl. (Anacardiaceae) has been evaluated together with the antioxidant activity. The good antioxidant activity exhibited in the Trolox Equivalent Antioxidant Capacity (TEAC) assay (TEAC value = 3.04 mg/mL) encouraged us to investigate its constituents. An analytical approach based on LC-ESIMS(n) was applied to rapidly obtain a metabolite profile of the ethanol extract of the stem bark of S. brasiliensis...
April 24, 2017: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447512/centella-asiatica-enhances-hepatic-antioxidant-status-and-regulates-hepatic-inflammatory-cytokines-in-type-2-diabetic-rats
#15
Ayodeji B Oyenihi, Novel N Chegou, Oluwafemi O Oguntibeju, Bubuya Masola
CONTEXT: Neutralizing the over-activation of oxidative stress and inflammation remains an important goal in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Centella asiatica (L.) Urban (Apiaceae) (CA) has been used in traditional folklore in Africa and Asia to treat various ailments including diabetes. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the hepatic antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potential of methanol extract of CA leaves in T2DM. MATERIALS AND METHODS: T2DM was induced in male Sprague-Dawley rats with 10% fructose in drinking water for 14 days followed by a single intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin (40 mg/kg b...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428000/selected-oxidative-stress-biomarkers-in-antenatal-diagnosis-as-11-14-gestational-weeks
#16
Marek Pietryga, Piotr Dydowicz, Kinga Toboła, Marta Napierała, Izabela Miechowicz, Anna Gąsiorowska, Maciej Brązert, Ewa Florek
The primary objective in modern obstetrics and prenatal diagnosis is to predict risks of congenital abnormalities. The aim of the research was to assess the correlation between selected oxidative stress biomarkers with the risk of foetal chromosomal aberration evaluated at the first trimester screening. A series of studies show that balanced free radical activity and oxidative homeostasis are essential for proper bodily growth and function. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) may be one of the factors associated with disruption of cell cycle and tissue development, thus leading to developmental abnormalities...
April 18, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426073/ameliorative-effects-of-pepsin-digested-chicken-liver-hydrolysates-on-development-of-alcoholic-fatty-livers-in-mice
#17
Yi-Ling Lin, Szu-Yun Tai, Jr-Wei Chen, Chung-Hsi Chou, Shih-Guei Fu, Yi-Chen Chen
With developments in economics and increasing work loads, alcohol abuse becomes more and more severe, leading to occurrences of alcoholic liver disease (ALD). Pepsin-digested chicken liver hydrolysates (CLHs) contain high amounts of glutamic acid, leucine, lysine, and alanine while the contents of taurine, anserine, and carnosine are also elevated after pepsin hydrolyzation. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the protective effects of CLHs against chronic alcohol consumption. The results indicated that the enlarged (p < 0...
May 24, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407721/chemical-composition-and-biological-investigation-of-pelargonium-endlicherianum-root-extracts
#18
Gökçe Şeker Karatoprak, Fatih Göger, Mükerrem Betül Yerer, Müberra Koşar
CONTEXT: Pelargonium endlicherianum Fenzl. (Geraniaceae) roots and flowers are traditionally used in Turkey as a decoction treatment against intestinal parasites. Neither the chemical composition nor the potential bioactivity of the plant roots has been studied before. OBJECTIVES: The phenolic content and effects of P. endlicherianum root extracts on antioxidant enzyme levels on A549 cells were studied for the first time. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The chemical composition was analyzed via spectrophotometric and chromatographic (HPLC MS/MS and HPLC) techniques...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405668/functional-food-supplements-to-ameliorate-the-secondary-complications-in-high-fructose-fed-diabetic-rats
#19
S S Gite, S A Yadav, S S Nilegaonkar, V V Agte
Functional foods are the most natural and safest source of health ingredients, providing health benefits beyond basic nutrition, and hence can be used as supplements for the prevention of secondary complications in diabetes. Persistent diabetes may cause glycation of various tissue proteins such as of those in lens, kidney, blood, and brain, which may further lead to the development of pathological conditions such as cataract and cardiovascular diseases. This study on adult rats was designed to assess if the functional food supplements A and B (proprietary blends of antioxidant rich plant materials) can reduce secondary complications such as cataract, dyslipidemia, and oxidative stress under severe diabetic conditions...
May 24, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374883/effective-compounds-in-the-fruit-of-muntingia-calabura-linn-cultivated-in-taiwan-evaluated-with-scavenging-free-radicals-and-suppressing-ldl-oxidation
#20
Jau-Tien Lin, Yi-Chen Chen, Yan-Zin Chang, Ting-Yu Chen, Deng-Jye Yang
Scavenging effect of 2,2-diphenyl -2-picrylhydrazyl hydrate (DPPH) radicals, inhibitory effect of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation, Trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC), and phenolic contents were used for the activity-guided separation to identify the effective compounds of Muntingia calabura Linn. fruit. Its ethanol extract with higher phenolic content and antioxidant activities was subjected to silica gel column chromatographic separation, which was sequentially eluted with n-hexane, 10-90% ethyl acetate (EA) in n-hexane, EA, EA/acetone (50/50, v/v), acetone, acetone/methanol (MeOH) (50/50, v/v), and MeOH; fifteen fractions (Fr...
April 19, 2017: Food & Function
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