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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195545/berberis-vulgaris-l-effects-on-oxidative-stress-and-liver-injury-in-lead-intoxicated-mice
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Jawhar Laamech, Jaouad El-Hilaly, Hamadi Fetoui, Yassine Chtourou, Hanane Gouitaa, Adel Tahraoui, Badiaa Lyoussi
Background Berberis vulgaris L. (BV), commonly known as "Aghriss" in Moroccan pharmacopoeia, is used to cure liver disorders and other diseases. The present study aimed to investigate the protective effect of BV aqueous extract against lead-induced toxicity in mice liver. Methods Sixty IOPS mice were divided into six groups and were treated as follows: group 1 (normal control) received double distilled water; group 2 (toxic control) received lead acetate (5 mg/kg body weight/day) in double distilled water for 40 days; groups 3-6 received BV aqueous extract at doses of 25, 50, 100 and 150 mg/kg body weight , respectively, once daily for 30 days from 11 day after beginning of lead acetate exposure to the end of the experiment...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192466/descriptive-study-of-plant-resources-in-the-context-of-the-ethnomedicinal-relevance-of-indigenous-flora-a-case-study-from-toli-peer-national-park-azad-jammu-and-kashmir-pakistan
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Muhammad Shoaib Amjad, Mirza Faisal Qaeem, Israr Ahmad, Sami Ullah Khan, Sunbal Khalil Chaudhari, Nafeesa Zahid Malik, Humaira Shaheen, Arshad Mehmood Khan
BACKGROUND: This paper presents the first quantitative ethnobotanical study of the flora in Toli Peer National Park of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan. Being a remote area, there is a strong dependence by local people on ethnobotanical practices. Thus, we attempted to record the folk uses of the native plants of the area with a view to acknowledging and documenting the ethnobotanical knowledge. The aims of the study were to compile an inventory of the medicinal plants in the study area and to record the methods by which herbal drugs were prepared and administered...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178209/effects-of-a-combination-of-berberis-aristata-silybum-marianum-and-monacolin-on-lipid-profile-in-subjects-at-low-cardiovascular-risk-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Derosa Giuseppe, D'Angelo Angela, Romano Davide, Maffioli Pamela
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of an anti-hypercholesterolemic agent containing Berberis aristata, Silybum marianum and monacolin K and KA in a sample of Caucasian patients at low cardiovascular risk according to Framingham score. The primary outcome was to evaluate the effects of this nutraceutical combination on lipid profile; the secondary outcome was to evaluate the effect on some inflammatory markers, in particular high sensitivity C-reactive protein and tumor necrosis factor-α interleukin-6...
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146559/colonization-in-north-american-arid-lands-the-journey-of-agarito-berberis-trifoliolata-revealed-by-multilocus-molecular-data-and-packrat-midden-fossil-remains
#4
Diego F Angulo, Leonardo D Amarilla, Ana M Anton, Victoria Sosa
Here we conduct research to understand the evolutionary history of a shrubby species known as Agarito (Berberis trifoliolata), an endemic species to the Chihuahuan Desert. We identify genetic signatures based on plastid DNA and AFLP markers and perform niche modelling and spatial connectivity analyses as well as niche modelling based on records in packrats to elucidate whether orogenic events such as mountain range uplift in the Miocene or the contraction/expansion dynamics of vegetation in response to climate oscillations in the Pliocene/Pleistocene had an effect on evolutionary processes in Agarito...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108383/traditional-uses-of-medicinal-plants-reported-by-the-indigenous-communities-and-local-herbal-practitioners-of-bajaur-agency-federally-administrated-tribal-areas-pakistan
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Muhammad Abdul Aziz, Amir Hasan Khan, Muhammad Adnan, Izatullah Izatullah
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: In the study area, knowledge related to the traditional uses of medicinal plants is totally in the custody of elder community members and local herbalists. The younger generation is unaware of the traditional knowledge, however with only few exceptions. Therefore, this study was planned with objective to document the medicinal importance of plants, conserve this precious indigenous knowledge, and share it among other communities through published literature...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061403/berberine-ameliorates-intrahippocampal-kainate-induced-status-epilepticus-and-consequent-epileptogenic-process-in-the-rat-underlying-mechanisms
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Reza Sedaghat, Yosra Taab, Zahra Kiasalari, Siamak Afshin-Majd, Tourandokht Baluchnejadmojarad, Mehrdad Roghani
Status epilepticus (SE) is a life-threatening neurologic condition, instigating epileptogenesis to transform normal brain to an epileptic condition. SE is followed by spontaneous recurrent seizures (SRS) and final development of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) that is resistant to treatment. Neuroprotective strategies are increasingly put forward as a promising therapy to prevent and/or manage epileptic conditions. In this study, we investigated whether berberis alkaloid, i.e. berberine (BBR), could ameliorate intrahippocampal kainate-induced SE and its consequent epileptogenic process and to explore some underlying mechanisms...
January 3, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058034/retrospective-analysis-of-the-effects-of-a-highly-standardized-mixture-of-berberis-aristata-silybum-marianum-and-monacolins-k-and-ka-in-patients-with-dyslipidemia
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Francesco Di Pierro, Pietro Putignano, Tarcisio Ferrara, Carmela Raiola, Giuliana Rapacioli, Nicola Villanova
BACKGROUND: Berberis aristata, because of its berberine content, and Monascus purpureus fermented rice, because of the presence of monacolins (naturally derived statins), are widely investigated food-grade ingredients used to formulate cholesterol-lowering supplements. Although they are extensively used, berberine is poorly absorbed and monacolins are poorly chemically characterized, not standardized, and possibly contaminated with toxic compounds. Silymarin is reported to enhance berberine absorption, while Monakopure™-K20 (MK-20) is a highly standardized red yeast rice containing monacolins K and KA in the ratio of 1:1 but not secondary monacolins, dehydromonacolins, or citrinin...
2017: Clinical Pharmacology: Advances and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975677/isolation-and-determination-of-antioxidant-capacities-of-anthocyanin-from-berberis-integerrima-bunge-fruits
#8
M Moein, Z Sabahi, F Farmani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965499/micromovement-evaluation-of-original-and-compatible-abutments-at-the-implant-abutment-interface
#9
Antoine Berberi, Dagher Maroun, Wasfi Kanj, El Zoughbi Amine, Aramouni Philippe
INTRODUCTION: Use of compatible abutments may increase micromovements between the abutments, and the inner part of the implant may increase the stress on marginal bone level. Also micromovement will change the volume of the inner space of the implant-abutment complex. The resulting pumping effect can transport even initially immobile microorganisms from the exterior to the interior and vice versa. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the mechanical comportment of OsseoSpeed™ Tx implants connected with original and compatible abutments in vitro under simulated clinical loading conditions...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902864/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-metabolic-activation-of-berbamine-to-quinone-methide-intermediate
#10
Yao Sun, Tong Yao, Hui Li, Ying Peng, Jiang Zheng
Berbamine (BBM) is a bisbenzylisoquinoline alkaloid isolated from herbal medicine Berberis amurensis. BBM has been widely used for the treatment of leukemia. Recent studies demonstrated that exposure to BBM can give rise to cytotoxicity. The major objective of this study was to explore the metabolic activation of BBM in vitro and in vivo. Two oxidative metabolites (M1 and M2) and an N-acetylcysteine (NAC) conjugate (M3) were detected in human liver microsomal incubations of BBM supplemented with NAC, and the formation of all metabolites was NADPH dependent...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888048/breaking-the-resistance-of-escherichia-coli-antimicrobial-activity-of-berberis-lycium-royle
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Tauseef Ahmad Malik, Azra N Kamili, M Z Chishti, Shazia Ahad, Mudasir A Tantry, P R Hussain, R K Johri
The antimicrobial activity of root bark of Berberis lycium and its principal component berberine was tested against a panel of microbial strains using agar well diffusion test and further analyzed using micro-broth dilution method. Preliminary analysis, on the basis of zone of Inhibition (ZOI) showed that the methanolic extract of B. lycium was highly effective against Escherichia coli (ZOI 41 ± 1 mm). Among the bacterial strains E. coli was found to be most susceptible and among fungi Candida albicans was the most susceptible for berberine as well as the crude methanolic extract of the plant...
January 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876206/synergistic-anti-cancer-effects-of-galangin-and-berberine-through-apoptosis-induction-and-proliferation-inhibition-in-oesophageal-carcinoma-cells
#12
Kewei Ren, Wenzhe Zhang, Gang Wu, Jianzhuang Ren, Huibin Lu, Zongming Li, Xinwei Han
Galangin is an active pharmacological ingredient from propolis and Alpinia officinarum Hance, and has been reported to have anti-cancer and antioxidative properties. Berberine, a major component of Berberis vulgaris extract, exhibits potent anti-cancer activities through distinct molecular mechanisms. However, the anticancer effect of galangin in combination with berberine is still unknown. In the present study, we demonstrated that the combination of galangin with berberine synergistically resulted in cell growth inhibition, apoptosis and cell cycle arrest at G2/M phase with the increased intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels in oesophageal carcinoma cells...
December 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861216/in-response
#13
Antoine Berberi, Nabih Nader
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853905/an-antidiabetic-polyherbal-phytomedicine-confers-stress-resistance-and-extends-lifespan-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#14
Laxmi Rathor, Aakanksha Pant, Harshika Awasthi, Dayanandan Mani, Rakesh Pandey
An Ayurvedic polyherbal extract (PHE) comprising six herbs viz. Berberis aristata, Cyperus rotundus, Cedrus deodara, Emblica officinalis, Terminalia chebula and Terminalia bellirica is mentioned as an effective anti-hyperglycemic agent in 'Charaka Samhita', the classical text of Ayurveda. Previously, antidiabetic drug metformin was found to elicit antiaging effects and PHE was also found to exhibit antidiabetic effects in humans. Therefore, we screened it for its in vivo antioxidant antiaging effect on stress and lifespan using human homologous Caenorhabditis elegans model system...
November 16, 2016: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794507/a-novel-survey-of-the-ethno-medicinal-knowledge-of-dental-problems-in-manoor-valley-northern-himalaya-pakistan
#15
Inayat Ur Rahman, Farhana Ijaz, Zafar Iqbal, Aftab Afzal, Niaz Ali, Muhammad Afzal, Muhammad Azhar Khan, Said Muhammad, Ghulam Qadir, Muhammad Asif
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: In the study area, the traditional knowledge and cultural practices of utilizing medicinal plants in the human healthcare is primarily restricted to the old age members of the community, while younger generation is mostly unaware of the natural wealth usage. AIM OF THE STUDY: We provide the first ever ethno medicinal insights into the management of dental disorders in Pakistan. The prime objective of the study was to explore novel knowledge of these local and remote community members and share it with rest of the world in documented form...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788592/two-new-prenylated-flavonoids-from-the-roots-of-berberis-thunbergii-dc
#16
Nusrat Hussain, Achyut Adhikari, Malik Shoaib Ahmad, Atia-Tul- Wahab, Meher Ali, M Iqbal Choudhary
Two new prenylated flavonoids, thunbergiols A (1) and B (2), along with three known compounds, chrysin (3), quercetin (4) and berberine (5) were obtained from the methanolic extract of roots of Berberis thunbergii DC. MS, NMR and other spectroscopic techniques were employed for their structural characterisation.
April 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762098/paralogs-are-revealed-by-proportion-of-heterozygotes-and-deviations-in-read-ratios-in-genotyping-by-sequencing-data-from-natural-populations
#17
Garrett J McKinney, Ryan K Waples, Lisa W Seeb, James E Seeb
Whole-genome duplications have occurred in the recent ancestors of many plants, fish, and amphibians, resulting in a pervasiveness of paralogous loci and the potential for both disomic and tetrasomic inheritance in the same genome. Paralogs can be difficult to reliably genotype and are often excluded from genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) analyses; however, removal requires paralogs to be identified which is difficult without a reference genome. We present a method for identifying paralogs in natural populations by combining two properties of duplicated loci: (i) the expected frequency of heterozygotes exceeds that for singleton loci, and (ii) within heterozygotes, observed read ratios for each allele in GBS data will deviate from the 1:1 expected for singleton (diploid) loci...
October 19, 2016: Molecular Ecology Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757195/comparison-between-the-efficacy-of-metronidazole-vaginal-gel-and-berberis-vulgaris-berberis-vulgaris-combined-with-metronidazole-gel-alone-in-the-treatment-of-bacterial-vaginosis
#18
Mansoure Masoudi, Mahmoud Rafieian Kopaei, Sepideh Miraj
BACKGROUND: Bacterial vaginosis is one of the most prevalent complications among reproductive-aged women. Antibacterial and antifungal effects of Berberis vulgaris have been demonstrated in vitro and in vivo. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to compare the therapeutic effects of the vaginal gel of Berberis vulgaris 5% (in metronidazole base) with metronidazole vaginal gel 0.75% on bacterial vaginosis on 80 patients referred to the Hajar Hospital from January 2012 to April 2013...
August 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750103/pharmacokinetics-excretion-of-8-cetylberberine-and-its-main-metabolites-in-rat-urine
#19
Yuli Hu, Shoujun Fan, Xiaobing Liao, Chao Chen, Liang Su, Xuegang Li
Berberine (BBR) is a bioactive plant ingredient derived from the roots and bark of Berberis aristata and Coptis chinensis and has a wide variety of pharmacological effects. 8-cetylberberine (8-BBR-C16) is the berberine (BBR) derivative reconstructed from adding octadecyl at C-8 of BBR to enhance its activity. This study presents a reliable method for the determination of BBR and 8-BBR-C16 in rat plasma, urine and feces. BBR and 8-BBR-C16 were determined by HPLC-UV after liquid-liquid extraction for plasma samples, and solid-phase extraction for urinary and fecal samples...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697643/berberine-and-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-concise-review
#20
Solomon Habtemariam
Berberine is the principal component of many popular medicinal plants (e.g. the genus Berberis, Coptis and Hydrastis among others) with a history of thousands of years of usage in traditional medicine. The numerous pharmacological activities of berberine reported in the last two decades have been attracting high level interests both within the scientific community, clinicians and the public at large. Despite enormous amount of efforts have been placed to show its therapeutic value for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), however, comprehensive up-to-date review article in this field is not yet available...
September 30, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
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