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Wan-Kuen Jo, Thillai Sivakumar Natarajan
Novel ZnIn2S4-g-C3N4/BiVO4 nanorod-based ternary nanocomposite photocatalysts with enhanced visible light absorption were synthesized and systematically characterized to confirm the formation of ZnIn2S4 marigold flowers, the layered structure of the g-C3N4, BiVO4 nanorods, and the formation of binary and ternary nanocomposites. The visible light absorption of BiVO4 was significantly improved after coupling with g-C3N4 and ZnIn2S4, which was confirmed by UV-visible diffuse reflectance spectroscopic analysis...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Weiyou Wang, Honggao Xu, Hua Chen, Kedong Tai, Fuguo Liu, Yanxiang Gao
Quercetagetin, the major flavonoid in marigold (Tagetes erecta L.) inflorescence residues was extracted and purified. The content of quercetagetin after the purification was 89.91 ± 0.26 %. The in vitro antioxidant activity of quercetagetin and its potential in controlling diabetes mellitus and obesity were investigated and compared to quercetin and rutin. The 50 % inhibitory concentration (IC50) values of quercetagetin on scavenging 1, 1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), 2,2-azinobis-(3-ethylbenzothiazolin-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS) and hydroxyl radicals were 27...
June 2016: Journal of Food Science and Technology
Paramita Bhattacharjee, Sayani Pal, Probir Kumar Ghosh
BACKGROUND: African marigold (Tagetes erecta L.) flowers are highly valued for their ornamental appeal as well as medicinal properties. However, their short shelf lives cause high post-harvest loss and limits their export potential. The review of patents and research articles revealed that different types of packaging designs/materials have been successfully employed for extension of shelf lives of cut flowers. OBJECTIVE: The current work focuses on designing of different packaging configurations and selection of best configuration for preservation of marigold flowers...
July 25, 2016: Recent Patents on Biotechnology
Irakli Chkhikvishvili, Tamar Sanikidze, Nunu Gogia, Maia Enukidze, Marine Machavariani, Nana Kipiani, Yakov Vinokur, Victor Rodov
The flowers of French marigold (Tagetes patula L.) are widely used in folk medicine, in particular for treating inflammation-related disorders. However, cellular mechanisms of this activity demand further investigation. In the present work, we studied the potential of T. patula compounds to alleviate the oxidative stress in hydrogen peroxide-challenged human lymphoblastoid Jurkat T-cells. Crude extracts of marigold flowers and purified fractions containing flavonoids patuletin, quercetagetin, and quercetin and their derivatives, as well as the carotenoid lutein, were brought in contact with Jurkat cells challenged with 25 or 50 μM H2O2...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
Marigold E Ernst, Nicole Weinstein, Katie M Boes, Katherine E Wilson, William F Gilsenan
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July 1, 2016: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Shuhao Wang, Lin Zhang, Jiaolong Li, Feng Gao, Guanghong Zhou
This experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary supplementation with marigold extract on growth performance, pigmentation, antioxidant capacity and meat quality in broiler chickens. A total of 320 one-day-old Arbor Acres (AA) chickens were randomly divided into 5 groups with 8 replicates of 8 chickens each. The chickens of control group were fed with basal diet and other experimental groups were fed with basal diet supplemented with 0.075%, 0.15%, 0.30% and 0.60% marigold extract respectively (the corresponding concentrations of lutein were 15, 30, 60 and 120 mg /kg)...
June 9, 2016: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
Anita Nehra, Sateesh Bandaru, Deepthi S Yarramala, Chebrolu Pulla Rao
Anion recognition studies were performed with triazole-appended thiourea conjugates of calix[6]arene (i.e., compound (6) L) by absorption and (1) H NMR spectroscopy by using nineteen different anions. The composition of the species of recognition was derived from ESI mass spectrometry. The absorption spectra of compound (6) L showed a new band at λ=455 nm in the presence of F(-) due to a charge transfer from the anion to the thiourea moiety and the absorbance increases almost linearly in the concentration range 5 to 200 μm...
June 20, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
Rita Engel, Krisztina Szabó, László Abrankó, Kata Rendes, Anna Füzy, Tünde Takács
The aim of this study is to examine the effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) colonization on biomass, polyphenol profile, and content of economically important herbs. A pot experiment was performed with marjoram, lemon balm, and marigold applying a commercially available AMF mixture for inoculation. Major polyphenols were identified using HPLC-UV-ESI-qTOFMS on the basis of their UV-vis and mass spectral characteristics, and selected ones were quantified. We showed that AMF can provide different services for each herb...
May 18, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Nezihe Koksal, Ayfer Alkan-Torun, Ilknur Kulahlioglu, Ebru Ertargin, Eylul Karalar
Salinity is one of most significant environmental stresses. Marigold is moderately tolerant to salinity stress. Therefore, in this study, the fresh weights of roots and shoots, rootFW/shootFW ratio, moisture content of shoots, micronutrient and macronutrient concentrations and ratios of K(+)/Na(+) and Ca(2+)/Na(+) in the roots and shoots of marigold were determined under salinity stress. Five salinity treatments (0, 50, 100, 150, and 200 mM NaCl) were maintained. In the current study, salinity affected the biomass of marigold...
2016: SpringerPlus
Anuradha Sharma, Piyush Malaviya
Current study presents the effect of irrigation with different concentrations (20, 40, 60, 80 and 100%) of untreated and treated brewery-distillery effluent on germination behaviour of marigold (Tagetes erecta L. var. Pusa Basanti). The 100% untreated effluent showed acidic pH (4.80) and higher values of BOD (1500.00 mg l(-1)), COD (4000.00 mg l(-1)), chloride (1742.20 mg l(-1)), TSS (900.00 mg l(-1)) as compared to that of treated effluent. Tagetes seeds were exposed to different concentrations of effluent and the results revealed maximum values of germination parameters viz...
January 2016: Journal of Environmental Biology
Nader Tanideh, Akram Jamshidzadeh, Masood Sepehrimanesh, Masood Hosseinzadeh, Omid Koohi-Hosseinabadi, Asma Najibi, Mozhdeh Raam, Sajad Daneshi, Seyedeh-Leili Asadi-Yousefabad
BACKGROUND/AIM: Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a type of chronic inflammatory bowel disease with unknown etiology. Several therapeutic strategies such as consumption of medicinal plants have been used for its treatment. The aim of this study was to evaluate healing effects of Calendula officinalis hydroalcoholic extract in experimentally induced UC in rat. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-six rats, weighing 200 ± 20 g, were randomly divided into eight equal groups. UC induced by 3% acetic acid and oral doses of C...
January 2016: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
Joyson Kodiyan, Kyle T Amber
Calendula is a topical agent derived from a plant of the marigold family Calendula Officinalis. Containing numerous polyphenolic antioxidants, calendula has been studied in both the laboratory and clinical setting for the use in treating and preventing radiation induced skin toxicity. Despite strong evidence in the laboratory supporting calendula's mechanism of action in preventing radiation induced skin toxicity, clinical studies have demonstrated mixed results. In light of the controversy surrounding the efficacy of calendula in treating and preventing radiodermatitis, the topic warrants further discussion...
2015: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
Anna Budzianowska, Jaromir Budzianowski
Tobacco smoke contains thousands of ingredients, including those causing serious respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, and which are carcinogens or cancer promoters. Plants and plant products have antioxidant properties and have a protective role against cancer defined as chemoprevention. This paper presents an overview of published experiments on the protective effect against tobacco smoke or its by compounds and raw materials of natural origin, from plants mainly. These were: N-acetyl-L-cysteine, vitamin C, A and E, beta-carotene, lycopene, andrographolide, farnesol, resveratrol, marigold and tea...
2015: Przegla̧d Lekarski
Wan-Kuen Jo, Joon Yeob Lee, Thillai Sivakumar Natarajan
Novel, hierarchically nanostructured, redox-mediator-free, direct Z-scheme nanocomposite photocatalysts were synthesized via a facile hydrothermal method followed by wet-impregnation. The photocatalysts had a ZnIn2S4 marigold flower/Bi2WO6 flower-like (ZIS/BW) composition, which led to superior visible-light photocatalytic efficiency with excellent stability and reusability. The hierarchical marigold flower and flower-like morphologies of ZIS and BW were confirmed by FE-SEM and TEM analyses and further revealed that formation of the hierarchical marigold flower-like ZIS structure followed the formation of nanoparticles, growth of the ZIS petals, and self-assembly of these species...
January 14, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
El-Sayed M Abdel-Aal, Iwona Rabalski
Characterization of lutein and its esters in a health product is necessary for its efficacy. In the current study lutein ester regioisomers were quantified and identified in several dietary supplements and herbal teas in comparison with marigold flower, the commercial source of lutein. The products were extracted with three solvents and separated on a C30 column. The separated esters were identified/confirmed with LC-MS in APCI+ve mode with the use of synthetic lutein esters. The total content of lutein esters substantially varied among marigold flowers (167-5752 μg/g), supplements (88,000-110,700 μg/g), and herbal teas (12...
November 11, 2015: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Elisa Colombo, Enrico Sangiovanni, Michele D'Ambrosio, Enrica Bosisio, Alexandru Ciocarlan, Marco Fumagalli, Antonio Guerriero, Petru Harghel, Mario Dell'Agli
Calendula officinalis L. has been largely known for its topical anti-inflammatory properties; however, there are no experimental evidences about its antiphlogistic effect at the gastric level. To investigate whether marigold might exert an activity against gastric inflammation, a CH2Cl2 extract obtained from C. officinalis flowers was evaluated in vitro on the NF-κB pathway. The lipophilic extract demonstrated a significant inhibitory effect on the NF-κB driven transcription. The identification of active compounds was conducted by a bio-guided fractionation of the extract that afforded 16 fractions...
2015: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Irum Shahzadi, Mohammad M Shah
Wild marigold (Tagetes minuta), a flowering plant of the family Asteraceae contains compounds of pharmaceutical and nutritional importance especially essential oils and flavonols. Identification, characterization of flavonols and determination of their antibacterial activity were major objectives of the current study. The isolation and purification of flavonols was accomplished using chromatographic techniques while structural elucidation was completed by LC-MS and NMR spectroscopy. The extracts and purified compounds were tested against various bacterial strains for antibacterial activity...
2015: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Patrick L Tomco, Khrystyne N Duddleston, Emily Jo Schultz, Birgit Hagedorn, Timothy J Stevenson, Steven S Seefeldt
High-latitude regions experience unique conditions that affect the degradation rate of agrochemicals in the environment. In the present study, data collected from 2 field sites in Alaska, USA (Palmer and Delta) were used to generate a kinetic model for aminopyralid and clopyralid degradation and to describe the microbial community response to herbicide exposure. Field plots were sprayed with herbicides and sampled over the summer of 2013. Quantification was performed via liquid chromatrography/tandem mass spectrometry, and microbial diversity was assessed via next-generation sequencing of bacterial 16S ribosomal ribonucleic acid (rRNA) genes...
February 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Leila Tabrizi, Siavash Mohammadi, Mojtaba Delshad, Babak Moteshare Zadeh
In order to study the effect of mycorrhizal fungi (inoculated and non-inoculated) and heavy metals stress [0, Pb (150 and 300 mg/kg) and Cd (40 and 80 mg/kg)] on pot marigold (Calendula officinalis L.), a factorial experiment was conducted based on a randomized complete block design with 4 replications in Research Greenhouse of Department of Horticultural Sciences, University of Tehran, Iran, during 2012-2013. Plant height, herbal and flower fresh and dry weight, root fresh and dry weight and root volume, colonization percentage, total petal extract, total petal flavonoids, root and shoot P and K uptakes, and Pb and Cd accumulations in root and shoot were measured...
2015: International Journal of Phytoremediation
Marigold Castillo, Ronald Feinstein, James Tsang, Martin Fisher
OBJECTIVE: This study assesses the basic nutritional knowledge of fourth year medical/osteopathic school graduates entering a pediatric residency program and compares the knowledge of the medical students to that of the patients and parents who completed the same survey previously. METHODS: Medical and osteopathic school graduates entering a pediatric residency program completed an 18-question nutrition survey during resident orientation in June of 2011 and 2012...
August 1, 2015: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
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