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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429097/immunomodulatory-and-therapeutic-role-of-cinnamomum-verum-extracts-in-collagen-induced-arthritic-balb-c-mice
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Mirza Muhammad Fahd Qadir, Attya Bhatti, Muhammad Usman Ashraf, Mansur Abdullah Sandhu, Sidrah Anjum, Peter John
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Cinnamomum verum (CV), also known as 'Dalchini', is the dry bark of the Cinnamomum verum (L.) plant, and has been used as a traditional Pakistani medicine to alleviate pain and inflammation in patients suffering from arthritic rheumatism. It contains alkaloids, triterpenes, Cinnamaldehyde and other volatile oils. The aim of the present study was to investigate the underlying biological effect of ethyl alcohol (EtOH) and methyl alcohol (MeOH) extracts from CV on collagen type-II induced arthritic (CIA) mice...
April 20, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425482/molecular-differentiation-of-five-cinnamomum-camphora-chemotypes-using-desorption-atmospheric-pressure-chemical-ionization-mass-spectrometry-of-raw-leaves
#2
Xiali Guo, Meng Cui, Min Deng, Xingxing Liu, Xueyong Huang, Xinglei Zhang, Liping Luo
Five chemotypes, the isoborneol-type, camphora-type, cineole-type, linalool-type and borneol-type of Cinnamomum camphora (L.) Presl have been identified at the molecular level based on the multivariate analysis of mass spectral fingerprints recorded from a total of 750 raw leaf samples (i.e., 150 leaves equally collected for each chemotype) using desorption atmospheric pressure chemical ionization mass spectrometry (DAPCI-MS). Both volatile and semi-volatile metabolites of the fresh leaves of C. camphora were simultaneously detected by DAPCI-MS without any sample pretreatment, reducing the analysis time from half a day using conventional methods (e...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414813/dna-barcoding-evaluation-and-implications-for-phylogenetic-relationships-in-lauraceae-from-china
#3
Zhi-Fang Liu, Xiu-Qin Ci, Lang Li, Hsi-Wen Li, John G Conran, Jie Li
Lauraceae are an important component of tropical and subtropical forests and have major ecological and economic significance. Owing to lack of clear-cut morphological differences between genera and species, this family is an ideal case for testing the efficacy of DNA barcoding in the identification and discrimination of species and genera. In this study, we evaluated five widely recommended plant DNA barcode loci matK, rbcL, trnH-psbA, ITS2 and the entire ITS region for 409 individuals representing 133 species, 12 genera from China...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399261/seedlings-of-subtropical-rainforest-species-from-similar-successional-guild-show-different-photosynthetic-and-morphological-responses-to-varying-light-levels
#4
D Puji Lestari, J Doland Nichols
Restoration using rainforest species in Australia and elsewhere has been limited to a small number of widely known species, mainly pioneer or early successional species, Using the presumed successional status as a guideline for species selection in reforestation should be taken with a caveat since a species' capacity to adjust to light gradients is not easily predicted. This study examined the photosynthetic and growth responses of four Australian subtropical rainforest species in the context of using late successional species in restoration programs...
February 1, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395819/evaluation-of-the-release-profile-stability-and-antioxidant-activity-of-a-proanthocyanidin-rich-cinnamon-cinnamomum-zeylanicum-extract-co-encapsulated-with-%C3%AE-tocopherol-by-spray-chilling
#5
Fabrício L Tulini, Volnei B Souza, Marcelo Thomazini, Marluci P Silva, Adna P Massarioli, Severino M Alencar, Eliria M J A Pallone, Maria I Genovese, Carmen S Favaro-Trindade
Cinnamon has many health improving compounds such as proanthocyanidins, which also have potential for the prevention of damages caused by diabetes. Similarly, α-tocopherol is a natural antioxidant with important role on protection of fatty acids in membranes and lipoproteins. However, the addition of antioxidants in food may result in interaction with food matrix, low stability and unpleasant taste. In the present study, a proanthocyanidin-rich cinnamon extract (PRCE) (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) was co-encapsulated with α-tocopherol into solid lipid microparticles (SLMs) by spray chilling...
May 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358602/in-vitro-incorporation-of-radioiodinated-eugenol-on-adenocarcinoma-cell-lines-caco2-mcf7-and-pc3
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Emine Dervis, Ayfer Yurt Kilcar, Emin Ilker Medine, Volkan Tekin, Buse Cetkin, Emre Uygur, Fazilet Zumrut Biber Muftuler
Recently, the synthesis of radiolabeled plant origin compounds has been increased due to their high uptake on some cancer cell lines. Eugenol (EUG), a phenolic natural compound in the essential oils of different spices such as Syzygium aromaticum (clove), Pimenta racemosa (bay leaves), and Cinnamomum verum (cinnamon leaf), has been exploited for various medicinal applications. EUG has antiviral, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory functions and several anticancer properties. The objective of this article is to synthesize radioiodinated ((131)I) EUG and investigate its effect on Caco2, MCF7, and PC3 adenocarcinoma cell lines...
April 2017: Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355745/-cinnamaldehyde-attenuates-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-fibrosis-via-inhibition-of-endothelial-mesenchymal-transition
#7
Y Xiao, Q Q Wu, X H Jiang, Q Z Tang
Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the underlying mechanism of cinnamaldehyde attenuating pressure overload-induced cardiac fibrosis. Methods: The mice were randomly divided into control group, model group and treatment group by random number table and each group had 8 mice.Cardiac hypertrophy was induced by aortic banding. Heart vascular density was detected by immunohistochemical staining of CD31.The expression level of stromal cells marker α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) was detected by immunofluorescence staining in different groups...
March 21, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347828/protective-effects-of-cinnamomum-cassia-lamaceae-against-gout-and-septic-responses-via-attenuation-of-inflammasome-activation-in-experimental-models
#8
Woo-Young Shin, Do-Wan Shim, Myong-Ki Kim, Xiao Sun, Sushruta Koppula, Sang-Hyeun Yu, Han-Bi Kim, Tack-Joong Kim, Tae-Bong Kang, Kwang-Ho Lee
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Cinnamomum cassia (C. cassia, Lauraceae family), commonly used for treating dyspepsia, gastritis, blood circulation, and inflammatory diseases is considered as one of the 50 fundamental herbs in traditional Chinese medicine. AIM OF THE STUDY: The anti-inflammatory action of an ethanol extract of C. cassia (CA), and its underlying mechanisms were explored in both in vitro cellular and in vivo murine models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMDMs) were used to study the regulatory effect of CA on inflammasome activation...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342670/chemical-composition-and-acaricide-activity-of-an-essential-oil-from-a-rare-chemotype-of-cinnamomum-verum-presl-on-rhipicephalus-microplus-acari-ixodidae
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Ildenice Nogueira Monteiro, Odair Dos Santos Monteiro, Lívio Martins Costa-Junior, Aldilene da Silva Lima, Eloisa Helena de Aguiar Andrade, José Guilherme Soares Maia, Victor Elias Mouchrek Filho
The Essential Oils (EOs) from the leaves of species Cinnamomum verum J. Presl are used in the pharmaceutical industry for their numerous biological activities. Currently, the main compound of C. verum EO is eugenol which has acaricidal activity; however, a rare chemotype with benzyl benzoate as the main component can be found. Benzyl benzoate is recognized as an acaricide; however, studies of the C. verum EOs benzyl benzoate chemotype on Rhipicephalus microplus were not reported. The aim of this study was to evaluate the acaricide activity of an EO from a rare chemotype of C...
March 18, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330320/xanthine-oxidase-inhibitory-and-antioxidant-potential-of-indian-muscodor-species
#10
Neha Kapoor, Sanjai Saxena
Xanthine oxidase is a key enzyme responsible for hyperuricemia, a pre-disposing factor for Gout and oxidative stress-related diseases. Only two clinically approved xanthine oxidase inhibitors Allopurinol and Febuxostat are currently used for treatment of hyperuricemia. However, owing to their side effects there is a need for new non-purine-based selective inhibitors of xanthine oxidase. In the process of exploring novel xanthine oxidase inhibitors and anti-oxidants, we screened the culture filtrate of 07 novel species of Muscodor, a sterile endophytic fungi isolated from Cinnamomum and Aegle marmelos...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326846/stonebrood-and-chalkbrood-in-apis-mellifera-causing-fungi-in-vitro-sensitivity-to-some-essential-oils
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Simona Nardoni, Carlo D'Ascenzi, Guido Rocchigiani, Roberto Amerigo Papini, Luisa Pistelli, Giovanni Formato, Basma Najar, Francesca Mancianti
Aim of the present study was to evaluate the in vitro antimycotic activity of 17 chemically defined essential oils (EOs) both alone and as a mixture, against agents responsible for stonebrood caused by Aspergillus flavus, and chalkbrood caused by Ascosphaera apis in European honeybees. Cinnamomum zeylanicum yielded the lowest MIC value against A. flavus, but was not effective against A. apis, while Litsea cubeba and Pelargonium graveolens appeared to be effective against all checked fungi. Aspergillus niger showed the lower sensitivity...
March 22, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303223/four-new-phenolic-glycosides-from-baoyuan-decoction
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Xiaoli Ma, Xiaoyu Guo, Mingbo Zhao, Pengfei Tu, Yong Jiang
Four new phenolic glycosides, including two flavonoid glycosides (1 and 2) and two lignan glycosides (3 and 4), were isolated from the traditional Chinese medicine formula, Baoyuan decoction. Their structures were established by detailed analysis of the NMR and HR-ESI-MS spectroscopic data and their absolute configurations were determined by the experimental electronic circular dichroism data as well as chemical methods. Furthermore, the sources of the four new compounds were determined by the UPLC-Qtrap-MS method, which proved that 1 and 2 are originated from Glycyrrhiza uralensis, and 3 and 4 are from Cinnamomum cassia...
March 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302020/olfactory-loss-management-in-view-of-avicenna-focus-on-neuroprotective-plants
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Farnaz Sinaei, Seyed Ahmad Emami, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Behjat Javadi
BACKGROUND: Loss of olfaction can cause noticeable reduction in general quality of life. Only a small portion of patients with olfactory loss respond to current medications. Thus, development of novel therapeutic strategies seems to be necessary. Looking into traditional medical knowledge can be of great value in addressing useful remedies. Traditional Persian Medicine (TPM) has been practiced in Persia for more than 2000 years. Avicenna is the most eminent Persian physician. OBJECTIVE: To survey Avicenna's views on etiology and management of olfactory loss and to search for relevant modern pharmacological data...
March 16, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301719/a-reconfigured-kennedy-pathway-which-promotes-efficient-accumulation-of-medium-chain-fatty-acids-in-leaf-oils
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Kyle B Reynolds, Matthew C Taylor, Darren P Cullerne, Christopher L Blanchard, Craig C Wood, Surinder P Singh, James R Petrie
Medium chain fatty acids (MCFA, C6-14 fatty acids) are an ideal feedstock for biodiesel and broader oleochemicals. In recent decades, several studies have used transgenic engineering to produce MCFA in seeds oils, though these modifications result in unbalance membrane lipid profiles that impair oil yields and agronomic performance. Given the ability to engineer non-seed organs to produce oils, we have previously demonstrated that MCFA profiles can be produced in leaves, but this also results in unbalanced membrane lipid profiles and undesirable chlorosis and cell death...
March 16, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296357/antibacterial-antifungal-and-antiviral-effects-of-three-essential-oil-blends
#15
Amandine Brochot, Angèle Guilbot, Laïla Haddioui, Christine Roques
New agents that are effective against common pathogens are needed particularly for those resistant to conventional antimicrobial agents. Essential oils (EOs) are known for their antimicrobial activity. Using the broth microdilution method, we showed that (1) two unique blends of Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Daucus carota, Eucalyptus globulus and Rosmarinus officinalis EOs (AB1 and AB2; cinnamon EOs from two different suppliers) were active against the fourteen Gram-positive and -negative bacteria strains tested, including some antibiotic-resistant strains...
March 14, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278616/two-new-geranylphenylacetate-glycosides-from-the-barks-of-cinnamomum-cassia
#16
Jun-Fen Zeng, Hu-Cheng Zhu, Jian-Wu Lu, Lin-Zhen Hu, Jin-Chun Song, Yong-Hui Zhang
Two new glycosides, cinnacassides F (1) and G (2), with a rare geranylphenylacetate carbon skeleton, were isolated from the barks of Cinnamomum cassia, along with three known analogues, cinnacassides A (3), B (4) and C (5). The structures of the new compounds were elucidated on the basis of extensive NMR spectroscopic analyses and chemical method. Compounds 1-5 were investigated for their immunomodulatory activities, and compounds 1, 3 and 4 showed differential immunosuppressive activities against murine lymphocytes...
March 6, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258635/cinnamomum-cassia-extracts-reverses-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-human-lung-adenocarcinoma-cells-and-suppresses-tumor-growth-in-vivo
#17
Chin-Yin Lin, Yi-Hsien Hsieh, Shun-Fa Yang, Shu-Chen Chu, Pei-Ni Chen, Yih-Shou Hsieh
Metastasis is the most common cause of cancer-related mortality in patients, and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is essential for cancer metastasis and antidrug resistance. Cinnamomum cassia has several antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer biological effects. However, the anti-EMT effect of C. cassia in human lung carcinoma is rarely reported. In this study, we determined whether C. cassia extracts (CCE) reduces the EMT and tumor growth of human lung adenocarcinoma cells. CCE inhibited the transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1-induced cell motility and invasiveness of A549 and H1299 cells by repressing matrix metalloproteinase-2 and urokinase-type plasminogen activator as well as impaired cell adhesion to collagen...
March 4, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258426/how-interacting-fungal-species-and-mineral-nitrogen-inputs-affect-transfer-of-nitrogen-from-litter-via-arbuscular-mycorrhizal-mycelium
#18
Yuejun He, J Hans C Cornelissen, Zhangcheng Zhong, Ming Dong, Changhong Jiang
In the karst landscape, widespread in the world including southern China, soil nutrient supply is strongly constrained. In such environments, arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi may facilitate plant nutrient uptake. However, the possible role of different AM fungal species, and their interactions, especially in transferring nitrogen (N) from litter to plant, is poorly understood. We conducted two microcosm experiments to investigate the role that two karst soil AM fungi, Glomus etunicatum and Glomus mosseae, play in the transfer of N from decomposing litter to the host plant and to determine how N availability influences these processes...
March 3, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249302/which-bay-leaf-is-in-your-spice-rack-a-quality-control-study
#19
Vijayasankar Raman, Rainer W Bussmann, Ikhlas A Khan
The accurate identification of bay leaf in natural products commerce may often be confusing as the name is applied to several different species of aromatic plants. The true "bay leaf", also known as "bay laurel" or "sweet bay", is sourced from the tree Laurus nobilis, a native of the Mediterranean region. Nevertheless, the leaves of several other species including Cinnamomum tamala, Litsea glaucescens, Pimenta racemosa, Syzygium polyanthum, and Umbellularia californica are commonly substituted or mistaken for true bay leaves due to their similarity in the leaf morphology, aroma, and flavor...
March 1, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231178/stimulatory-effects-of-cinnamon-extract-cinnamomum-cassia-during-the-initiation-stage-of-3t3-l1-adipocyte-differentiation
#20
Sang Gil Lee, Joanna A Siaw, Hye Won Kang
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia) has an anti-diabetic effect by possibly increasing the lipid storage capacity of white adipocytes; however, this effect remains controversial. The aim of this study was to examine which stage of adipogenesis is critical for the stimulatory effect of cinnamon in adipogenesis using 3T3-L1 cells. Cells were treated with cinnamon extract during three different stages of adipogenesis. We found that genes related to adipogenesis and lipogenesis were enhanced when cinnamon extract was administered during the initiation stage of differentiation but not when administered during the preadipocyte and post stages of differentiation...
December 6, 2016: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
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