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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161690/catechins-blunt-the-effects-of-oxldl-and-its-primary-metabolite-phosphatidylcholine-hydroperoxide-on-endothelial-dysfunction-through-inhibition-of-oxidative-stress-and-restoration-of-enos-in-rats
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Hao-Hsiang Chang, Chen-Yen Chien, Kuo-Hsin Chen, Shih-Chung Huang, Chiang-Ting Chien
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We explored the effects of catechins (decaffeinated green tea extracts containing (-)-epicatechin, (-)-epigallocatechin, (-)-epicatechin gallate and (-)-epigallocatechin gallate) on atherosclerosis risk factors, oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) and its primary metabolite, phosphatidylcholine hydroperoxide (PCOOH) induced oxidative injury in cultured endothelial cell line and rats. METHODS: We used endothelial cell line and male Wistar rats to determine the effect of catechins on oxLDL or PCOOH induced oxidative injury including apoptosis, H2O2 level, vascular responses and urinary 8-isoprostane and nitrite/nitrate concentration...
November 22, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157609/specific-recognition-of-polyphenols-by-molecularly-imprinted-polymers-based-on-a-ternary-deep-eutectic-solvent
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Najing Fu, Liteng Li, Xiao Liu, Nian Fu, Chenchen Zhang, Liandong Hu, Donghao Li, Baokun Tang, Tao Zhu
Typically, a target compound is selected as a template for a molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP); however, some target compounds are not suitable as templates because of their poor solubility. Using the tailoring properties of a deep eutectic solvent (DES), the insoluble target compound caffeic acid was transformed into a ternary choline chloride-caffeic acid-ethylene glycol (ChCl-CA-EG) DES, which was then employed as a template to prepare MIPs. The ternary DES-based MIPs were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, elemental analysis, scanning electron microscopy, and atomic force microscopy...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156993/phenolic-compounds-analysis-antioxidant-and-hepatoprotective-effects-of-periploca-angustifolia-extract-on-cadmium-induced-oxidative-damage-in-hepg2-cell-line-and-rats
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Khaled Athmouni, Dalel Belhaj, Khaoula Mkadmini Hammi, Abdelfattah El Feki, Habib Ayadi
A total of five components (Catechin, Caffeic acid, Ferulic acid, Rosmarinic acid, and Amentoflavone) were identified in Periploca angustifolia leaf methanolic extract. This extract did not cause any cytotoxic effect on HepG2 cell line within the range of concentrations tested (0-400 µg mL(-1)). Thus, pre-treatment with 100 µg mL(-1) of P. angustifolia leaf methanolic extract (PAE) significantly (p < .05) protective HepG2 cells against cytotoxicity induced by cadmium exposure. However, Cd-intoxication significantly (p < ...
November 20, 2017: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151642/fusarium-infection-causes-phenolic-accumulations-and-hormonal-disorders-in-orobanche-spp
#4
Mehmet Aybeke
The physiological effects of Fusarium oxysporum on in-root parasitic weed, Orobanche spp. (broomrape) with references to change in plant hormones and secondary plant constituents were investigated. The levels of IAA, GA, ABA and JA in the experimental group were significantly lower than those in the control group, while the level of SA was higher in the experimental group. In secondary metabolic studies, the quantities of various phenols were measured in the two groups and catechin, syringic acid and p-coumaric acid amounts were significantly higher in the experimental group than in the control group, unlike gallic acid which have a lower amount...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146325/study-of-human-salivary-proline-rich-proteins-interaction-with-food-tannins
#5
Susana Soares, Ignacio García-Estévez, Raúl Ferrer-Galego, Natércia F Brás, Elsa Brandão, Mafalda Silva, Natércia Teixeira, Fátima Fonseca, Sérgio F Sousa, Frederico Ferreira-da-Silva, Nuno Mateus, Victor de Freitas
In this work, saturation transfer difference-NMR, isothermal microcalorimetry and molecular dynamics simulations have been used to study the individual interactions between basic, glycosylated and acidic proline-rich proteins (bPRPS, gPRPs, aPRPs) and P-B peptide with some representative food tannins [procyanidin B2, procyanidin B2 3'-O-gallate (B2g) and procyanidin trimer (catechin-4-8-catechin-4-8-catechin)]. Results showed that P-B peptide was in general the salivary protein (SP) with higher affinity whereas aPRPs showed lower affinity to the studied procyanidins...
March 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142401/phytochemical-compositions-and-in-vitro-assessments-of-antioxidant-and-antidiabetic-potentials-of-fractions-from-ehretia-cymosa-thonn
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Akintayo Ogundajo, Anofi Tom Ashafa
Background: Ehretia cymosa Thonn. is a popular medicinal plant used in different parts of West Africa for the treatment of various ailments including diabetes mellitus. Objective: The current study investigates bioactive constituents and in vitro antioxidant and antidiabetic potentials of fractions from extract of E. cymosa. Materials and Methods: Phytochemical investigation and antioxidant assays were carried out using standard procedures...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142394/antioxidant-phytochemicals-of-opuntia-ficus-indica-l-mill-cladodes-with-potential-anti-spasmodic-activity
#7
Francesco Lanuzza, Francesco Occhiuto, Maria Teresa Monforte, Maria Marcella Tripodo, Valeria D'Angelo, Enza Maria Galati
Background: Opuntia ficus-indica (OFI) (L.) Mill. (Cactaceae), a plant widespread in dry regions of the world, shows interesting biological activities (cicatrizant, antiulcer, anti-inflammatory, and hypolipidemic) and is widely used in traditional medicine. Objectives: Phytochemical analysis and antispasmodic effect of wild OFI cladodes were carried out. Material and Methods: Polyphenols and Vitamin E occurrence, in antioxidant pool of OFI cladodes, were quantified by high-performance liquid chromatography...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141407/partial-solar-radiation-exclusion-with-color-shade-nets-reduce-the-degradation-of-organic-acids-and-flavonoids-of-grape-berry-vitis-vinifera-l
#8
Johan Martínez-Lüscher, Christopher Cody Lee Chen, Luca Brillante, Sahap Kaan Kurtural
The incidence of solar radiation on red-skinned grapes can promote the synthesis of flavonoid desirable for wine production, elevated temperature may impair their accumulation. We performed a shade cloth trial covering the fruit zone (from pepper-corn size to maturity) with four polyethylene 1-meter curtains with different optical properties (20% shading factor Pearl colored and 40% shading factor Aluminet, Blue and Black colored) and a Control with no cover. Cluster temperature was 3.7°C lower on the Southwest side in Black-40% clusters during the warmest part of the day compared to Control...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139225/oolong-tea-prevents-cardiomyocyte-loss-against-hypoxia-by-attenuating-p-jnk-mediated-hypertrophy-and-enhancing-p-igf1r-p-akt-and-p-bad-ser136-activity-and-by-fortifying-nrf2-antioxidation-system
#9
Marthandam Asokan Shibu, Chia-Hua Kuo, Bih-Cheng Chen, Da-Tong Ju, Ray-Jade Chen, Chao-Hung Lai, Pei-Jane Huang, Vijaya Padma Viswanadha, Wei-Wen Kuo, Chih-Yang Huang
Tea, the most widely consumed natural beverage has been associated with reduced mortality risk from cardiovascular disease. Oolong tea is a partially fermented tea containing high levels of catechins, their degree of oxidation varies between 20%-80% causing differences in their active metabolites. In this study we examined the effect of oolong tea extract (OTE) obtained by oxidation at low-temperature for short-time against hypoxic injury and found that oolong tea provides cyto-protective effects by suppressing the JNK mediated hypertrophic effects and by enhancing the innate antioxidant mechanisms in neonatal cardiomyocytes and in H9c2 cells...
November 15, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137307/reversal-of-5-fluorouracil-resistance-by-egcg-is-mediate-by-inactivation-of-tfap2a-vegf-signaling-pathway-and-down-regulation-of-mdr-1-and-p-gp-expression-in-gastric-cancer
#10
Hongsheng Tang, Lisi Zeng, Jiahong Wang, Xiangliang Zhang, Qiang Ruan, Jin Wang, Shuzhong Cui, Dinghua Yang
The effect of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) chemotherapy for gastric cancer (GC) is limited by drug-resistance. To conquer this drug-resistance, various treatments including combination therapy have been used, but the overall survival has not been improved yet. In our current study, 5-FU resistant GC cells, SGC7901/FU and MGC803/FU, were established by long term exposure to 5-FU, and the proliferation capability of these resistant cells was verified to be reduced. The drug related proteins, MDR1 and P-gp were up-regulated in resistant cells compared to the parental cells...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131612/functional-characterization-of-epitheaflagallin-3-o-gallate-generated-in-laccase-treated-green-tea-extracts-in-the-presence-of-gallic-acid
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Nobuya Itoh, Junji Kurokawa, Yasuhiro Isogai, Masaru Ogasawara, Takayuki Matsunaga, Tutomu Okubo, Yuji Katsube
Epitheaflagallin (ETFG) and epitheaflagallin 3-O-gallate (ETFGg) are minor polyphenols in black tea extract that are enzymatically synthesized from epigallocatechin (EGC) and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg), respectively, in green tea extract via laccase oxidation in the presence of gallic acid. The constituents of laccase-treated green tea extract in the presence of gallic acid are thus quite different from those of non-laccase-treated green tea extract: EGC and EGCg are present in lower concentrations, and ETFG and ETFGg are present in higher concentrations...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130365/lupane-triterpenoids-antioxidant-potential-and-antimicrobial-activity-of-myrciaria-floribunda-h-west-ex-willd-o-berg
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Maycow Marcos L de Azevedo, Márcia M Cascaes, Giselle Maria S P Guilhon, Eloisa Helena A Andrade, Maria das Graças B Zoghbi, Joyce Kelly R da Silva, Lourivaldo S Santos, Silvia Helena M da Silva
Chemical composition of the methanol extract of Myrciaria floribunda leaves was investigated. The nor-lupane triterpenoids platanic acid and messagenic I acid were identified, along with other known triterpenoids (betulinic aldehyde, ursolic acid acetate and betulinic acid), a new lupane triterpenoid (2α,6α,30-trihydroxybetulinic acid) and the flavonoids catechin, quercetrin and mirycitrin. The structures were determined by spectroscopic methods (NMR, LC-MS, GC-MS). The major isolated compound was betulinic acid...
November 13, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129733/doxorubicin-synergism-and-resistance-reversal-in-human-neuroblastoma-be-2-c-cell-lines-an-in-vitro-study-with-dextran-catechin-nanohybrids
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Orazio Vittorio, Marion Le Grand, Sami A Makharza, Manuela Curcio, Paola Tucci, Francesca Iemma, Fiore Pasquale Nicoletta, Silke Hampel, Giuseppe Cirillo
Hybrid nanocarrier consisting in nanographene oxide coated by a dextran-catechin conjugate was proposed in the efforts to find more efficient Neuroblastoma treatment with Doxorubicin chemotherapy. The dextran-catechin conjugate was prepared by immobilized laccase catalysis and its peculiar reducing ability exploited for the synthesis of the hybrid carrier. Raman spectra and DSC thermograms were recorded to check the physicochemical properties of the nanohybrid, while DLS measurements, SEM, TEM, and AFM microscopy allowed the determination of its morphological and dimensional features...
November 9, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126990/a-proanthocyanidin-rich-extract-from-cassia-abbreviata-exhibits-antioxidant-and-hepatoprotective-activities-in-vivo
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Mansour Sobeh, Mona F Mahmoud, Mohamed A O Abdelfattah, Haroan Cheng, Assem M El-Shazly, Michael Wink
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Cassia abbreviata is a small to medium sized branched umbrella-shaped deciduous tree. It is widely spread in the tropics, especially in Africa, having a long history in traditional medicine for the treatment of numerous conditions such as headaches, diarrhea, constipation, some skin diseases, malaria, syphilis, pneumonia, stomach troubles, uterine pains, and against gonorrhea. AIM OF THE STUDY: We investigated the phytochemical constituents of a root extract from Cassia abbreviata using HPLC-PDA-ESI-MS/MS...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120806/extraction-identification-and-quantification-of-antioxidant-phenolics-from-hazelnut-corylus-avellana-l-shells
#15
Bo Yuan, Mei Lu, Kent M Eskridge, Loren D Isom, Milford A Hanna
Hazelnut shells are the major byproduct of the hazelnut industry. The objectives of this study were to optimize the conditions for extracting phenolics and to identify and quantify the phenolics in hazelnut shells. Preliminary optimization showed that a high recovery of phenolics could be achieved with shell particle size less than 0.5mm when extracted with acetone at 50°C. Response surface experiments showed that a 10g/l liquid to solid ratio, 58% acetone, and 12h extraction time yielded the highest amount of phenolics...
April 1, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120793/modification-of-the-cellular-antioxidant-activity-caa-assay-to-study-phenolic-antioxidants-in-a-caco-2-cell-line
#16
Mary E Kellett, Phillip Greenspan, Ronald B Pegg
In vitro assays are widely used to analyze the antioxidant potential of compounds, but they cannot accurately predict antioxidant behavior in living systems. Cell-based assays, like the cellular antioxidant activity (CAA) assay, are gaining importance as they provide a biological perspective. When the CAA assay was employed to study phenolic antioxidants using hepatocarcinoma (HepG2) cells, quercetin showed antioxidant activity in HepG2 cells; 25 and 250μM quercetin reduced fluorescence by 17.1±0.9% and 58...
April 1, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120758/antioxidant-capacity-and-major-polyphenol-composition-of-teas-as-affected-by-geographical-location-plantation-elevation-and-leaf-grade
#17
Chuang Zhang, Claire Li-Chieh Suen, Chao Yang, Siew Young Quek
Tea polyphenols have been a topic of discussion due to their health benefits. Nevertheless, detailed studies on the antioxidant capacity and polyphenol contents of teas in relation to factors including geographical locations, plantation elevations and leaf grades have been limited. In this study, 53 tea samples were analysed to determine the individual and total catechin and theaflavin contents by HPLC and the total antioxidant capacity by Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) methods. Results show that the polyphenol (catechins and theaflavins) contents were significantly influenced by plantation location...
April 1, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117187/the-green-tea-modulates-large-intestinal-microbiome-and-exo-endogenous-metabolome-altered-through-chronic-uvb-exposure
#18
Eun Sung Jung, Hye Min Park, Seung Min Hyun, Jong Cheol Shon, Digar Singh, Kwang-Hyeon Liu, Tae Woong Whon, Jin-Woo Bae, Jae Sung Hwang, Choong Hwan Lee
The attenuating effects of green tea supplements (GTS) against the ultraviolet (UV) radiation induced skin damages are distinguished. However, the concomitant effects of GTS on the large intestinal microbiomes and associated metabolomes are largely unclear. Herein, we performed an integrated microbiome-metabolome analysis to uncover the esoteric links between gut microbiome and exo/endogenous metabolome maneuvered in the large intestine of UVB-exposed mice subjected to dietary GTS. In UVB-exposed mice groups (UVB), class Bacilli and order Bifidobacteriales were observed as discriminant taxa with decreased lysophospholipid levels compared to the unexposed mice groups subjected to normal diet (NOR)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115568/radical-scavenging-linked-anti-adipogenic-activity-of-alnus-firma-extracts
#19
Sun-Il Choi, Jong Seok Lee, Sarah Lee, Jin-Ha Lee, Hee-Sun Yang, Joohong Yeo, Jong-Yea Kim, Boo-Yong Lee, Il-Jun Kang, Ok-Hwan Lee
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the antioxidant activity and anti-adipogenic effect of extracts from Alnus firma (A. firma), which is an edible plant that grows in mountainous areas. The total phenolic, flavonoid and anthocyanin content as well as the antioxidant activity of a 70% ethanolic extract of A. firma (AFE) was assessed. Furthermore, the effects of AFE on lipid accumulation and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production during adipogenesis of 3T3-L1 cells were investigated. The results revealed that the total phenolic, flavonoid and pro-anthocyanidin content of AFE as 436...
October 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113283/epigallocatechin-3-gallate-induces-apoptosis-in-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-cells-via-a-shp-1-p38%C3%AE-mapk-bax-cascade
#20
Liugen Gan, Liang Zhong, Zhiling Shan, Chunlan Xiao, Ting Xu, Hao Song, Liu Li, Rong Yang, Beizhong Liu
Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is characterized by a specific chromosomal translation, resulting in a fusion gene that affects the differentiation, proliferation and apoptosis of APL cells. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a catechin, exhibits numerous biological functions, including antitumor activities. Previous studies have reported that EGCG induces apoptosis in NB4 cells. However, the molecular mechanism underlying EGCG-induced apoptosis remains unclear. The present study aimed to determine the molecular basis of EGCG-induced apoptosis in NB4 cells...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
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