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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317253/correlation-between-the-potency-of-flavonoids-for-cytochrome-c-reduction-and-inhibition-of-cardiolipin-induced-peroxidase-activity
#1
Ricardo Lagoa, Alejandro K Samhan-Arias, Carlos Gutierrez-Merino
There are large differences between flavonoids to protect against apoptosis, a process in which cytochrome c (Cyt c) plays a key role. In this work, we show that 7 of 13 flavonoids studied have a capacity to reduce Cyt c similar or higher than ascorbate, the flavonols quercetin, kaempferol and myricetin, flavanol epigallocatechin-gallate, anthocyanidins cyanidin and malvidin, and the flavone luteolin. In contrast, the kaempferol 3(O)- and 3,4'(O)-methylated forms, the flavanone naringenin, and also apigenin and chrysin, had a negligible reducing capacity...
March 20, 2017: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314999/genetic-diversity-and-metabolic-profile-of-salvia-officinalis-populations-implications-for-advanced-breeding-strategies
#2
Eirini Sarrou, Ioannis Ganopoulos, Aliki Xanthopoulou, Domenico Masuero, Stefan Martens, Panagiotis Madesis, Athanasios Mavromatis, Paschalina Chatzopoulou
As a result of this work, we were able to characterize seven indigenous to Greece Salvia officinalis populations using genetic and metabolomic tools. These tools can be used to select the most promising genotypes, capable to design future breeding programs for high valuable varieties. An initial investigation was carried out to compare the genetic and metabolic diversity in S. officinalis grown in Greece and to discern the relationship between the two sets of data. Analysis of inter-simple sequence repeats (ISSR) revealed significant genetic differences among seven sage populations, which were grouped into three main clusters according to an UPGMA ISSR data-based dendrogram and Principle Coordinate Analysis...
March 17, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289386/traditionally-used-lathyrus-species-phytochemical-composition-antioxidant-activity-enzyme-inhibitory-properties-cytotoxic-effects-and-in-silico-studies-of-l-czeczottianus-and-l-nissolia
#3
Eulogio J Llorent-Martínez, Gokhan Zengin, María L Fernández-de Córdova, Onur Bender, Arzu Atalay, Ramazan Ceylan, Adriano Mollica, Andrei Mocan, Sengul Uysal, Gokalp O Guler, Abdurrahman Aktumsek
Members of the genus Lathyrus are used as food and as traditional medicines. In order to find new sources of biologically-active compounds, chemical and biological profiles of two Lathyrus species (L. czeczottianus and L. nissolia) were investigated. Chemical profiles were evaluated by HPLC-ESI-MS(n), as well as by their total phenolic and flavonoid contents. In addition, antioxidant, enzyme inhibitory, and cytotoxic effects were also investigated. Antioxidant properties were tested by using different assays (DPPH, ABTS, CUPRAC, FRAP, phosphomolybdenum, and metal chelation)...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288826/evaluation-of-acute-and-subacute-toxicity-of-hydroethanolic-extract-of-dolichandra-unguis-cati-l-leaves-in-rats
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Juliana Calil Brondani, Fernanda Ziegler Reginato, Evelyne da Silva Brum, Marina de Souza Vencato, Cibele Lima Lhamas, Carine Viana Silva, Maria Izabel Ugalde Marques da Rocha, Liliane de Freitas Bauermann, Melânia Palermo Manfron
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Dolichandra unguis-cati L. is a native climbing plant of Brazil, popularly known as "unha de gato". It has been traditionally used mainly as an antipyretic, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor agent, yet little toxicological information is found in the literature. AIM OF THE STUDY: To identify the chemical composition of the hydroethanolic extract obtained from the leaves of Dolichandra uniguis-cati and to evaluate the acute and subacute toxicity in male and female rats, in order to assess the safety profile of this plant...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288492/correlating-in-vitro-target-oriented-screening-and-docking-inhibition-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-activities-by-flavonoids
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Lucia Crascì, Livia Basile, Annamaria Panico, Carmelo Puglia, Francesco P Bonina, Pierluigi Maria Basile, Luisa Rizza, Salvatore Guccione
Metalloproteases are a family of zinc-containing endopeptidases involved in a variety of pathological disorders. The use of flavonoid derivatives as potential metalloprotease inhibitors has recently increased.Particular plants growing in Sicily are an excellent yielder of the flavonoids luteolin, apigenin, and their respective glycoside derivatives (7-O-rutinoside, 7-O-glucoside, and 7-O-glucuronide).The inhibitory activity of luteolin, apigenin, and their respective glycoside derivatives on the metalloproteases MMP-1, MMP-3, MMP-13, MMP-8, and MMP-9 was assessed and rationalized correlating in vitro target-oriented screening and in silico docking...
March 13, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282259/study-on-the-pulmonary-delivery-system-of-apigenin-loaded-albumin-nanocarriers-with-antioxidant-activity
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Zsófia Edit Pápay, Annamária Kósa, Béla Böddi, Zahra Merchant, Imran Y Saleem, Mohammed Gulrez Zariwala, Imre Klebovich, Satyanarayana Somavarapu, István Antal
BACKGROUND: Respiratory diseases are mainly derived from acute and chronic inflammation of the alveoli and bronchi. The pathophysiological mechanisms of pulmonary inflammation mainly arise from oxidative damage that could ultimately lead to acute lung injury. Apigenin (Api) is a natural polyphenol with prominent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties in the lung. Inhalable formulations that consist of nanoparticles (NPs) have several advantages over other administration routes, and therefore, this study investigated the application of apigenin-loaded bovine serum albumin nanoparticles (BSA-Api-NPs) for pulmonary delivery...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278651/pollination-effects-on-antioxidant-content-of-perilla-frutescens-seeds-analysed-by-nmr-spectroscopy
#7
Paola Ferrazzi, Monica Vercelli, Amina Chakir, Abderrahmane Romane, Monica Mattana, Roberto Consonni
The effects of Perilla frutescens pollination on the content of seed antioxidants were analysed by agronomical and pollination trials, comparing seeds produced from bagged plants in 2013 (A) to prevent access to pollinating insects, and seeds from open-pollinated plants in 2013 (B) and 2015 (C). The seeds of open-pollinated plants were significantly more numerous and heavier than those of self-pollinated plants. (1)H NMR seed analysis showed a higher presence of phenolic compounds in open-pollinated seeds, mainly rosmarinic acid and flavonoids, apigenin and luteolin...
February 20, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278644/phytochemical-components-and-biological-activities-of-silene-arenarioides-desf
#8
Lynda Golea, Mohammed Benkhaled, Catherine Lavaud, Christophe Long, Hamada Haba
In this study, six known compounds 1-6 were isolated from the aerial parts of Silene arenarioides Desf. using different chromatographic methods. The structures of these compounds were identified as maltol glycoside (1), soyacerebroside I (2), chrysin (3), apigenin (4), quercetin (5) and stigmasterol glucoside (6). The compounds (1) and (2) are reported for the first time from this genus. The isolated compounds were determined using NMR techniques ((1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, COSY, HSQC and HMBC) and mass spectroscopy (ESI-MS)...
February 24, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274230/appraisal-of-phytochemical-and-in-vitro-biological-attributes-of-an-unexplored-folklore-rhus-punjabensis-stewart
#9
Saira Tabassum, Madiha Ahmed, Bushra Mirza, Muhammad Naeem, Muhammad Zia, Zabta Khan Shanwari, Gul Majid Khan
BACKGROUND: The role of plants for discovery of therapeutic potential accentuates the need to know their biological attributes. The present study aims to comprehend the biological attributes of Rhus punjabensis, an unexplored traditional medicinal plant. METHODS: Leaf and stem extracts of R. punjabensis prepared in 11 different organic solvents are evaluated for multimode antioxidant potential, total phenolic and flavonoid contents were determined through colorimetric assays, HPLC-DAD analysis was carried out for quantification of various polyphenols in extracts...
March 9, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264627/natural-polyphenolic-inhibitors-against-the-antiapoptotic-bcl-2
#10
Sharad Verma, Aditi Singh, Anchala Kumari, Chetna Tyagi, Sukriti Goyal, Salma Jamal, Abhinav Grover
The apoptotic mechanism is regulated by the BCL-2 family of proteins, such as BCL-2 or Bcl-xL, which block apoptosis while Bad, Bak, Bax, Bid, Bim or Hrk induce apoptosis. The overexpression of BCL-2 was found to be related to the progression of cancer and also providing resistance towards chemotherapeutic treatments. In the present study, we found that all polyphenols (apigenin, fisetin, galangin and luteolin) bind to the hydrophobic groove of BCL-2 and the interaction is stable throughout MD simulation run...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Receptor and Signal Transduction Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260058/apigenin-inhibits-proliferation-and-invasion-and-induces-apoptosis-and-cell-cycle-arrest-in-human-melanoma-cells
#11
Guangming Zhao, Xiaodong Han, Wei Cheng, Jing Ni, Yunfei Zhang, Jingrong Lin, Zhiqi Song
Malignant melanoma is the most invasive and fatal form of cutaneous cancer. Moreover it is extremely resistant to conventional chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Apigenin, a non-mutagenic flavonoid, has been found to exhibit chemopreventive and/or anticancerogenic properties in many different types of human cancer cells. Therefore, apigenin may have particular relevance for development as a chemotherapeutic agent for cancer treatment. In the present study, we investigated the effects of apigenin on the viability, migration and invasion potential, dendrite morphology, cell cycle distribution, apoptosis, phosphorylation of the extracellular signal-regulated protein kinase (ERK) and the AKT/mTOR signaling pathway in human melanoma A375 and C8161 cell lines in vitro...
February 14, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256512/transcriptome-based-repurposing-of-apigenin-as-a-potential-anti-fibrotic-agent-targeting-hepatic-stellate-cells
#12
Daniel F Hicks, Nicolas Goossens, Ana Blas-García, Takuma Tsuchida, Benjamin Wooden, Michael C Wallace, Natalia Nieto, Abigale Lade, Benjamin Redhead, Arthur I Cederbaum, Joel T Dudley, Bryan C Fuchs, Youngmin A Lee, Yujin Hoshida, Scott L Friedman
We have used a computational approach to identify anti-fibrotic therapies by querying a transcriptome. A transcriptome signature of activated hepatic stellate cells (HSCs), the primary collagen-secreting cell in liver, and queried against a transcriptomic database that quantifies changes in gene expression in response to 1,309 FDA-approved drugs and bioactives (CMap). The flavonoid apigenin was among 9 top-ranked compounds predicted to have anti-fibrotic activity; indeed, apigenin dose-dependently reduced collagen I in the human HSC line, TWNT-4...
March 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255865/antioxidative-and-protective-actions-of-apigenin-in-a-paracetamol-induced-hepatotoxicity-rat-model
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Aleksandar Rašković, Slobodan Gigov, Ivan Čapo, Milica Paut Kusturica, Boris Milijašević, Sunčica Kojić-Damjanov, Nikola Martić
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Apigenin is known to have various pharmacological properties without causing significant toxicity; however, hepatoprotective effect of apigenin is not often reported. The aim of our study was to investigate if the alterations in lipid peroxidation and antioxidant status are in favor to prove the efficacy of apigenin against paracetamol-induced hepatotoxicity. METHODS: The effect of apigenin on paracetamol-induced hepatotoxicity in rats was examined by determining biochemical parameters, histological assessment and oxidative status in liver homogenates...
March 2, 2017: European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254010/preharvest-treatments-with-malic-oxalic-and-acetylsalicylic-acids-affect-the-phenolic-composition-and-antioxidant-capacity-of-coriander-dill-and-parsley
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Hussein El-Zaeddi, Ángel Calín-Sánchez, Paulina Nowicka, Juan Martínez-Tomé, Luis Noguera-Artiaga, Francisco Burló, Aneta Wojdyło, Ángel A Carbonell-Barrachina
The effects of a preharvest treatment with malic (MA), oxalic (OA), or acetylsalicylic (ASA) acid at three concentrations (1, 2 and 3mM) on the bioactivity and antioxidant capacity of coriander, dill, and parsley were investigated. The antioxidant capacity of the herbs extracts was assayed by spectrophotometric methods by using three different analytical methods: ORAC, FRAP, and ABTS; the effects of treatments were very positive in coriander, produced intermediate results in dill, and no effects were found in parsley plants...
July 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250791/pharmacological-basis-for-use-of-selaginella-moellendorffii-in-gouty-arthritis-antihyperuricemic-anti-inflammatory-and-xanthine-oxidase-inhibition
#15
Ping Zhao, Ke-Li Chen, Guo-Li Zhang, Guang-Rui Deng, Juan Li
This study was aimed at evaluating the effects of Selaginella moellendorffii Hieron. (SM) on gouty arthritis and getting an insight of the possible mechanisms. HPLC method was developed for chemical analysis. The paw oedema, the neutrophil accumulation, inflammatory mediators, lipid peroxidation, and histopathological changes of the joints were analyzed in gouty arthritis rat model, and the kidney injury and serum urate were detected in hyperuricemic mice. Pharmacokinetic result demonstrated that the main apigenin glycosides might be quantitatively transformed into apigenin in the mammalian body...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245624/flavonoids-from-agrimonia-pilosa-ledeb-free-radical-scavenging-and-dna-oxidative-damage-protection-activities-and-analysis-of-bioactivity-structure-relationship-based-on-molecular-and-electronic-structures
#16
Liancai Zhu, Jinqiu Chen, Jun Tan, Xi Liu, Bochu Wang
To clarify the substantial basis of the excellent antioxidant capacity of Agrimonia pilosa Ledeb. Fourteen flavonoids were isolated and identified from Agrimonia pilosa Ledeb, seven of which have notable DPPH radical scavenging activities, i.e., catechin, luteolin, quercetin, quercitrin, hyperoside, rutin, luteolin-7-O-β-glucoside with IC50 values of 5.06, 7.29, 4.36, 7.12, 6.34, 6.36 and 8.12 µM, respectively. The DNA nicking assay showed that five flavonoids from Agrimonia pilosa Ledeb-taxifolin, catechin, hyperoside, quercitrin and rutin-have good protective activity against DNA oxidative damage...
February 26, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239160/insights-into-the-molecular-mechanisms-of-polygonum-multiflorum-thunb-induced-liver-injury-a-computational-systems-toxicology-approach
#17
Yin-Yin Wang, Jie Li, Zeng-Rui Wu, Bo Zhang, Hong-Bin Yang, Qin Wang, Ying-Chun Cai, Gui-Xia Liu, Wei-Hua Li, Yun Tang
An increasing number of cases of herb-induced liver injury (HILI) have been reported, presenting new clinical challenges. In this study, taking Polygonum multiflorum Thunb (PmT) as an example, we proposed a computational systems toxicology approach to explore the molecular mechanisms of HILI. First, the chemical components of PmT were extracted from 3 main TCM databases as well as the literature related to natural products. Then, the known targets were collected through data integration, and the potential compound-target interactions (CTIs) were predicted using our substructure-drug-target network-based inference (SDTNBI) method...
February 27, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237914/apigenin-attenuates-hippocampal-oxidative-events-inflammation-and-pathological-alterations-in-rats-fed-high-fat-fructose-diet
#18
Jagan Kalivarathan, Sathiya Priya Chandrasekaran, Kalpana Kalaivanan, Vidhya Ramachandran, Anuradha Carani Venkatraman
High calorie diet promotes oxidative stress and chronic low grade inflammation that predispose to brain dysfunction and neurodegeneration. Hippocampus region of the brain has been shown to be particularly sensitive to high calorie diet. We hypothesize that apigenin (API), a flavonoid could attenuate hippocampal derangements induced by high fat-high fructose diet (HFFD). In this study, we investigated the effects of API on oxidative stress and inflammation in the hippocampus, and compared with those of sitagliptin (STG), a standard drug with neuroprotective properties...
February 23, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236787/apigenin-7-o-glucoside-oxidation-catalyzed-by-p450-bioinspired-systems
#19
Lucas B Bolzon, Joicy S Dos Santos, Denise B Silva, Eduardo J Crevelin, Luiz A B Moraes, Norberto P Lopes, Marilda D Assis
Apigenin-7-O-glucoside (A7G) is the main flavonoid of Bidens gardneri Bak., a Brazilian plant with wide application in folk medicine. Despite the popular use of this plant, its biological effects are not completely known. This work tested the 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(pentafluorophenyl)porphyrin iron(III) and manganese(III) chloride (Fe(TFPP)Cl and Mn(TFPP)Cl), and Jacobsen's catalyst as P450-bioinspired catalysts for A7G oxidation by different oxidants (PhIO, H2O2, m-CPBA, and t-BuOOH). Up to nine different products were detected by HPLC analysis; Reactions with metalloporphyrin/PhIO systems afforded high catalytic conversions (58-89%)...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223870/bioactivity-and-chemical-characterization-of-acalypha-fruticosa-forssk-growing-in-saudi-arabia
#20
Ghada Ahmed Fawzy, Areej Mohammad Al-Taweel, Shagufta Perveen, Shabana Iqrar Khan, Fatma Abdulaziz Al-Omary
Acalypha is an important genus of the Euphorbiaceae family. The genus is represented by five species in Saudi Arabia. Acalypha fruticosa Forssk. Fl. Aeg is traditionally used as a cure for stomachache, dyspepsia, rheumatism, dermatitis, and swellings of the body. The present study endeavors to provide a phytochemical and biological evaluation of the plant, with the aim of relating activity to constituting secondary metabolites in the plant. Column chromatographic separation of the methanol extract led to the isolation of four compounds namely 2-methyl-5,7-dihydroxychromone 5-O-β-d-glucopyranoside 1, acalyphin 2, apigenin 3 and kaempferol 3-O-rutinoside 4...
January 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
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