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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551238/characterization-of-betalains-saponins-and-antioxidant-power-in-differently-colored-quinoa-chenopodium-quinoa-varieties
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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
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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
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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
#4
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
#6
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
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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
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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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
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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
#13
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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283081/serum-biomarkers-of-oxidative-stress-in-dogs-with-idiopathic-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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C P Rubio, S Martínez-Subiela, J Hernández-Ruiz, A Tvarijonaviciute, J J Cerón, K Allenspach
The objective of this work was to study and compare a panel of various serum biomarkers evaluating both the antioxidant response and oxidative damage in dogs with idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Eighteen dogs with IBD and 20 healthy dogs were enrolled in the study. Trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC), cupric reducing antioxidant capacity (CUPRAC), ferric reducing ability of the plasma (FRAP), total thiol concentrations, and paraoxonase 1 (PON1) activity were evaluated in serum to determine antioxidant response...
March 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275870/synthesis-of-short-retinoidal-amides-related-to-fenretinide-antioxidant-activities-and-differentiation-inducing-ability
#16
Maria Anzaldi, Maurizio Viale, Chiara Macciò, Patrizio Castagnola, Valentina Oliveri, Camillo Rosano, Alessandro Balbi
PURPOSE: By a scaffold shortening strategy, a small series of retinoidal amides fenretinide (4-HPR) analogs have been synthesized from α, β-ionones and tested for their antiproliferative and differentiating activities, and antioxidant effect. METHODS: The antiproliferative activity and triggering of apoptosis of our short retinoids were evaluated by the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay and 4'-6-diamidino-2-phenylindole staining and microscope evaluation after 3- or 6-day exposure, while their differentiating activity was established by the analysis of the expression of the CD11b marker of differentiation in treated HL60 target cells and by the superoxide production assayed colorimetrically by the nitro blue tetrazolium-reducing activity assay...
March 9, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273843/effect-of-leaves-of-caesalpinia-decapetala-on-oxidative-stability-of-oil-in-water-emulsions
#17
María Gabriela Gallego, Monika Skowyra, Michael H Gordon, Nurul Aini Mohd Azman, María Pilar Almajano
Caesalpinia decapetala (Roth) Alston (Fabaceae) (CD) is used in folk medicine to prevent colds and treat bronchitis. This plant has antitumor and antioxidant activity. The antioxidant effects of an extract from Caesalpinia decapetala (Fabaceae) were assessed by storage of model food oil-in-water emulsions with analysis of primary and secondary oxidation products. The antioxidant capacity of the plant extract was evaluated by the diphenylpicrylhydrazyl (DPPH), Trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC), oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) and ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) assays and by electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy...
March 4, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264525/occurrence-and-antioxidant-activity-of-c1-degradation-products-in-cocoa
#18
Cédric De Taeye, Marie-Lucie Kankolongo Cibaka, Sonia Collin
Procyanidin C1 is by far the main flavan-3-ol trimer in cocoa. Like other flavan-3-ols, however, it suffers a lot during heat treatments such as roasting. RP-HPLCHRMS/MS(ESI(-))analysis applied to an aqueous model medium containing commercial procyanidin C1 proved that epimerization is the main reaction involved in its degradation (accounting for 62% of degradation products). In addition to depolymerization, cocoa procyanidin C1 also proved sensitive to oxidation, yielding once- and twice-oxidized dimers. No chemical oligomer involving the native trimer was found in either model medium or cocoa, while two C1 isomers were retrieved...
February 28, 2017: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257062/antioxidant-activity-of-the-lignins-derived-from-fluidized-bed-fast-pyrolysis
#19
Sohail S Qazi, Dongbing Li, Cedric Briens, Franco Berruti, Mamdouh M Abou-Zaid
A challenge in recent years has been the rational use of forest and agriculture residues for the production of bio-fuel, biochemical, and other bioproducts. In this study, potentially useful compounds from pyrolytic lignins were identified by HPLC-MS/MS and untargeted metabolomics. The metabolites identified were 2-(4-allyl-2-methoxyphenoxy)-1-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-1-propanol, benzyl benzoate, fisetinidol, phenyllactic acid, 2-phenylpropionic acid, 6,3'-dimethoxyflavone, and vanillin. The 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical scavenging activity (DPPH), trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC), and total phenolics content (TPC) per gram of pyrolytic lignin ranged from 14 to 503 mg ascorbic acid equivalents, 35 to 277 mg trolox equivalents, and 0...
March 1, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242904/bioactive-components-of-prunus-avium-l-black-gold-red-cherry-and-prunus-avium-l-stark-gold-white-cherry-juices-wines-and-vinegars
#20
Nilgün H Budak
Cherries are one of the most popular fruits, characterized by attractive colour, firmness, appearance and delicious tastes. Cherries are consumed fresh as well as in jams, wine, dried, candy and other processed products. Cherries vary in antioxidant properties and phenolic substances. The aim of the study was to determine the effects of ethanol and acetic acid fermentation on total antioxidant activities and phenolic substances of cherry juice. Total investigation of solids, pH, soluble solids, phenolic substances, ORAC and TEAC of Prunus avium L...
January 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
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