keyword
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

Ziziphus

keyword
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333381/changes-in-drosophila-melanogaster-sleep-wake-behavior-due-to-lotus-nelumbo-nucifera-seed-and-hwang-jeong-polygonatum-sibiricum-extracts
#1
Kyungae Jo, SangDuk Jeon, Chang-Won Ahn, Sung Hee Han, Hyung Joo Suh
We evaluated the sleep enhancement activity of the medicinal herbs valerian (Valeriana officinalis), jujube (Ziziphus jujube), lotus seed (Nelumbo nucifera), Gastrodia elata, Polygonatum sibiricum, and baekbokryung (Poria cocos), which can relieve insomnia in a Drosophila model. Locomotor activity was measured in the Drosophila model to evaluate the sleep activity of Korean medicinal herbs traditionally used as sleep aids. The group treated with lotus seed extract showed less nocturnal activity. Treatment with 10 or 20 mg/mL of P...
December 2017: Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331816/new-robust-sensitive-fluorescence-spectroscopy-coupled-with-plsr-for-estimation-of-quercetin-in-ziziphus-mucronata-and-ziziphus-sativa
#2
Javid Hussain, Fazal Mabood, Ahmed Al-Harrasi, Liaqat Ali, Tania Shamim Rizvi, Farah Jabeen, Syed Abdullah Gilani, Shehla Shinwari, Mushtaq Ahmad, Zahra Khalfan Alabri, Said Hamood Salim Al Ghawi
Flavonoids are natural antioxidants derived from plants and commonly found in a variety of foods to sequester free radicals. Quercetin, belonging to flavonol subclass of flavonoids, has received considerable attention because of its wide uses as a nutritional supplement as well as a phytochemical remedy for a number of diseases. In the current study, quantification of quercetin was carried out in two medicinally important flavonoid rich plant Ziziphus mucronata and Ziziphus sativa. Emission spectroscopy was utilized as a new method coupled with Partial Least Squares Regression (PLSR) and the cross validation was done by UV-Visible spectroscopy...
January 6, 2018: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327282/ziziphus-spina-christi-leaf-extract-pretreatment-inhibits-liver-and-spleen-injury-in-a-mouse-model-of-sepsis-via-anti-oxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-effects
#3
Mohamed A Dkhil, Saleh Al-Quraishy, Ahmed E Abdel Moneim
Sepsis is a systemic response to infection that can result in acute hepatic and splenic damage. Ziziphus spina-christi (L.) is a wild tree used as a medicinal plant by ancient Egyptians. However, little is known about the mechanism underlying its effects on sepsis. The current study investigated the protective effects of a Z. spina-christi leaf extract (ZSCLE) on liver and spleen damage in a male C57BL/6 mouse model of sepsis, induced by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP). Prior to CLP, ZSCLE was administered daily for five consecutive days via oral gavage at doses of 100, 200, or 300 mg/kg...
January 11, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287331/purification-structural-characterization-and-hypolipidemic-effects-of-a-neutral-polysaccharide-from-ziziphus-jujuba-cv-muzao
#4
Xiaolong Ji, Fang Liu, Qiang Peng, Min Wang
A neutral polysaccharide (PZMP1) with a molecular weight of 16.97 kDa was isolated from Ziziphus Jujuba cv. Muzao with water extraction, ethanol precipitation, and purification with DEAE-Sepharose Fast Flow and Sephacryl S-300 column chromatography. PZMP1 was structurally characterized with high-performance gel-permeation chromatography, gas chromatography, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, methylation analysis, NMR spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and atomic force microscopy...
April 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285398/combination-of-itraq-proteomics-and-rna-seq-transcriptomics-reveals-multiple-levels-of-regulation-in-phytoplasma-infected-ziziphus-jujuba-mill
#5
Xia Ye, Huiyu Wang, Peng Chen, Bing Fu, Mengyang Zhang, Jidong Li, Xianbo Zheng, Bin Tan, Jiancan Feng
Jujube witches' broom (JWB) is caused by infection with a phytoplasma. A multi-omics approach was taken during graft infection of jujube by JWB-infected scion through the analysis of the plant transcriptome, proteome and phytohormone levels. A high number of differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified 37 weeks after grafting (WAG), followed by observation of typical symptoms of JWB at 48 WAG. At 37 WAG, the majority of the upregulated DEGs and differentially expressed proteins (DEPs) were related to flavonoid biosynthesis, phenylalanine metabolism and phenylpropanoid biosynthesis...
2017: Horticulture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233708/extraction-and-physicochemical-properties-of-polysaccharides-from-ziziphus-jujuba-cv-muzao-by-ultrasound-assisted-aqueous-two-phase-extraction
#6
Xiaolong Ji, Qiang Peng, Yuepeng Yuan, Fang Liu, Min Wang
In this paper, ultrasound-assisted aqueous two-phase extraction (UAATPE) performed via a one-step procedure was applied to extract polysaccharides from Ziziphus Jujuba cv. Muzao. Using an ethanol/ammonium sulfate system as a multiphase solvent, effects of UAATPE on extraction of ZMP, such as solvent-to-material ratio, composition of aqueous two-phase system, and extraction time and temperature, were investigated using response surface methodology on basis of results of single-factor experiment. The final optimal conditions were ATPS composition: 29% ethanol and 15% (NH4)2SO4, extraction time: 38min, extraction temperature: 48°C, solvent-to-material ratio: 30, and microwave power: 70W...
December 9, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199234/the-seed-of-zizyphus-jujuba-var-spinosa-attenuates-alzheimer-s-disease-associated-hippocampal-synaptic-deficits-through-bdnf-trkb-signaling
#7
Huiyoung Kwon, In Ho Jung, Ji Hyun Yi, Jae Hoon Kim, Jung Hoon Park, Seungheon Lee, Ji Wook Jung, Young Choon Lee, Jong Hoon Ryu, Dong Hyun Kim
Ziziphus jujuba is a plant, which bears fruits and seeds that are used for medicinal purposes in Traditional oriental medicine. The seed of Zizyphus jujuba var. spinosa (EZJ) has been also traditionally used for psychiatric disorders in Chinese and Korean medicines. Recent findings have indicated that EZJ improves memory impairment, a common symptom of various neurological diseases. However, the effects of EZJ on amyloid β (Aβ) toxicity, which is a main cause of Alzheimer's disease (AD), remain to be elucidated...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186778/comparative-analysis-of-the-complete-chloroplast-genome-of-four-known-ziziphus-species
#8
(no author information available yet)
Ziziphus Mill. (Rhamnaceae) is comprised of about 170 species that are mainly distributed in tropical to subtropical regions, with few in the temperate zone. Several Ziziphus fruit tree species are important energy, nutrient, and medicinal resources for human populations, particularly for those living in rural regions. To date, limited genomic information is available for this genus. Here, we assembled the complete chloroplast genomes of four best known Ziziphus species, i.e., Ziziphus jujuba, Ziziphus acidojujuba, Ziziphus mauritiana, and Ziziphus spina-christi, based on the Illumina Paired-end sequencing method...
November 24, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169369/in-vivo-screening-and-evaluation-of-four-herbs-against-mrsa-infections
#9
Najma Arshad, Arifa Mehreen, Iram Liaqat, Muhammad Arshad, Humera Afrasiab
BACKGROUND: Recently, we reported high in vitro antibacterial efficacy of Althaea officinalis, Ziziphus jujuba, Cordia latifolia and Thymus vulgaris out of a total 21 plants against wide range of bacteria including MRSA. This study was therefore, designed to confirm efficacy of these four herbs against MRSA in an animal model. METHODS: A pilot study was conducted to establish the dose of S. aureus (KY698020) required to induce clinical infection. Afterword, in main trial, efficacy of aforementioned plant extracts on the course of sore throat was checked by evaluating general health, gross lesion score, bacterial load and hematology in mice...
November 23, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155397/facile-phyto-mediated-synthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-using-chinese-winter-jujube-ziziphus-jujuba-mill-cv-dongzao-extract-and-their-antibacterial-catalytic-properties
#10
Chun-Gang Yuan, Can Huo, Bing Gui, Jing-Fu Liu, Yong-Sheng Chen
The aqueous extract of Chinese winter jujube (Ziziphus jujuba Mill. cv. Dongzao) was used as reducing and capping agents for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) for the first time. The resulting AgNPs were characterised by UV/Visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy, atomic force microscope, transmission electron microscopy, selected area electron diffraction, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The colloidal solution of AgNPs gave a maximum UV-Vis absorbance at 446 nm...
December 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121856/genome-wide-identification-and-analysis-of-mapk-and-mapkk-gene-family-in-chinese-jujube-ziziphus-jujuba-mill
#11
Zhiguo Liu, Liman Zhang, Chaoling Xue, Hu Fang, Jin Zhao, Mengjun Liu
BACKGROUND: Chinese jujube (Ziziphus jujuba Mill.) is one of the most important members in the Rhamnaceae family. The whole genome sequence and more than 30,000 proteins of Chinese jujube have been obtained in 2014. Mitogen-activated protein kinase cascades are universal signal transduction modules in plants, which is rapidly activated under various biotic and abiotic stresses. To date, there has been no comprehensive analysis of the MAPK and MAPKK gene family in Chinese jujube at the whole genome level...
November 9, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096755/ziziphus-jujube-a-review-study-of-its-anticancer-effects-in-various-tumor-models-invitro-and-invivo
#12
S Ebrahimi, H Mollaei, R Hoshyar
The growing rate of cancer incidences and inefficiency of current therapies have made scientists to find novel agents such as medicinal plants. Ziziphus jujube is one of these plants whose pharmaceutical effects have been studied for a long time. Recent investigations have proved that bioactive compounds of Ziziphus jujube including triterpenic acids, flavonoids, cerebrosides, phenolic acids, α tocopherol, β carotene, and polysaccharides have anti-proliferative effects on several cancerous cell lines and animals...
October 31, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066382/anti-staphylococcal-properties-of-eichhornia-crassipes-pistacia-vera-and-ziziphus-amole-leaf-extracts-isolates-from-cattle-and-rabbits
#13
Andrea Gutiérrez-Morales, Valente Velázquez-Ordoñez, Ameer Khusro, Abdelfattah Z M Salem, María Elena Estrada-Zúñiga, Mohamed Z M Salem, Benjamin Valladares-Carranza, Cristina Burrola-Aguilar
The desideratum aim of the present context was to assess the biopotency of methanolic extracts of Eichhornia crassipes (E. crassipes), Pistacia vera (P. vera), and Ziziphus amole (Z. amole) leaves against various staphylococcal strains, and to quantify the phenolics as well as saponin content in them. The antibacterial activity of various concentrations (62.5-1000 μg/mL) of plant extracts was tested against control clinical strains (Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923, S. aureus ATCC 29213, and S. aureus ATCC 43300), methicillin-resistant S...
October 21, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053632/protective-effect-of-flavonoids-from-ziziphus-jujuba-cv-jinsixiaozao-against-acetaminophen-induced-liver-injury-by-inhibiting-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-mice
#14
Weizhen Huang, Yongjie Wang, Xiaoyan Jiang, Yueyue Sun, Zhongxi Zhao, Siying Li
This study was aimed to investigate the chemical composition, antioxidant activities and hepatoprotective effect of flavonoids from Ziziphus jujuba cv. Jinsixiaozao (ZJF). The composition of ZJF was analyzed by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS), and antioxidant properties were investigated by biological assays in vitro. The hepatoprotective activity of ZJF was evaluated in acetaminophen (APAP)-treated BALB/c mice. Results indicate that ZJF displayed significant antioxidant capacity...
October 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976994/transcriptome-analysis-of-genes-involved-in-defense-against-alkaline-stress-in-roots-of-wild-jujube-ziziphus-acidojujuba
#15
Mingxin Guo, Shipeng Li, Shan Tian, Bei Wang, Xusheng Zhao
Wild jujube (Ziziphus acidojujuba Mill.) is highly tolerant to alkaline, saline and drought stress; however, no studies have performed transcriptome profiling to study the response of wild jujube to these and other abiotic stresses. In this study, we examined the tolerance of wild jujube to NaHCO3-NaOH solution and analyzed gene expression profiles in response to alkaline stress. Physiological experiments revealed that H2O2 content in leaves increased significantly and root activity decreased quickly during alkaline of pH 9...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942827/growth-inhibitory-effect-of-phenolic-extracts-of-ziziphus-jujuba-mill-in-dengue-vector-aedes-aegypti%C3%A2-l-in-parent-and-f1-generation
#16
Urbbi Devi, Dipsikha Bora
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the lethal and emergence inhibitory effect of alkaloid, phenolic and terpenoid extracts of Ziziphus jujuba (Rhamnaceae) against Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae), and to explore the effect of the most effective fraction on developmental and biochemical parameters of the dengue vector. METHODS: The fourth instar larvae of Ae. aegypti were exposed to alkaloid, phenolic and terpenoid extracts from Z. jujuba leaves to test their toxicity and emergence inhibitory effects...
August 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928663/comparison-of-the-bioactive-components-in-two-seeds-of-ziziphus-species-by-different-analytical-approaches-combined-with-chemometrics
#17
Sheng Guo, Jin-Ao Duan, Yiqun Li, Ruiqing Wang, Hui Yan, Dawei Qian, Yuping Tang, Shulan Su
The Ziziphus species are considered to be the medicine and food dual purposes plants. Among them, the seed of Ziziphus jujuba var. spinosa (ZS) has traditionally been used as an ethnomedicine in Asian countries for thousands years. Owing to the significant benefits for human health, the demand for ZS increased year by year, and the wild resources have become increasingly scarce, which resulted in a shortage of market supply for ZS and product adulteration by substituting ZS with the seeds of Z. mauritiana Lam...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928535/effects-of-concentration-method-and-storage-time-on-some-bioactive-compounds-and-color-of-jujube-ziziphus-jujuba-var-vulgaris-concentrate
#18
Najmeh Shams Najafabadi, Mohammad Ali Sahari, Mohsen Barzegar, Zohreh Hamidi Esfahani
Jujube extract was concentrated by various heating methods including vacuum, microwave and conventional heating. The effect of concentration methods and storage time (for 90 days at 4 °C) on total phenolic and total monomeric anthocyanin contents, individual anthocyanins, individual organic acids, and color values of jujube concentrate was investigated separately. The desired level of concentration (65.0 °Brix) was achieved in 45, 96 and 117 min by the microwave, vacuum and conventional heating methods, respectively...
August 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917975/the-memory-ameliorating-effects-of-dhp1402-an-herbal-mixture-on-cholinergic-blockade-induced-cognitive-dysfunction-in-mice
#19
Haneul Kim, Hyung Eun Lee, In Ho Jung, Se Jin Jeon, Jiabao Zhang, Yubeen Kwon, Dae Sik Jang, Jong Hoon Ryu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The seeds of Ziziphus jujuba var. spinosa (Bunge) Hu ex H.F Chow (Rhamnaceae) and the roots of Codonopsis lanceolata (Siedbold & Zucc.) Benth. & Hook. f ex Trautv. (Campanulaceae), contained in the DHP1402, have long been used for treating dementia or hypomnesia as folk medicine. AIM OF THE STUDY: It has been reported that Z. jujuba var. spinosa and C. lanceolata are effective in improving cognitive function, but via different mechanisms...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899507/ziziphus-spinosa-seeds-for-insomnia-a-review-of-chemistry-and-psychopharmacology
#20
REVIEW
Johannah Linda Shergis, Xiaojia Ni, Jerome Sarris, Anthony Lin Zhang, Xinfeng Guo, Charlie C Xue, Chuanjian Lu, Helmut Hugel
BACKGROUND: In Chinese medicine, Ziziphus jujuba Mill. var. spinosa (Bunge) Hu ex H. F. Chou is widely used for the treatment of insomnia. PURPOSE/SECTIONS: This paper summarises the chemistry, psychopharmacology, and compares the pharmaceutical effects of the seeds of Ziziphus jujuba plant, Ziziphus spinosa (ZS) seeds, with benzodiazepines. Whole extracts and constituent compounds have been evaluated in preclinical and clinical studies. CONCLUSIONS: ZS secondary metabolites modulate GABAergic activity and the serotonergic system...
October 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
keyword
keyword
91639
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"