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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535932/charting-novel-allergens-from-date-palm-pollen-phoenix-sylvestris-using-homology-driven-proteomics
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Bodhisattwa Saha, Naren Pandey, Swati Gupta Bhattacharya
Pollen grains from Phoenix sylvestris (date palm), a commonly cultivated tree in India has been found to cause severe allergic diseases in an increasing percentage of hypersensitive individuals. To unearth its allergenic components, pollen protein were profiled by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis followed by immunoblotting with date palm pollen sensitive patient sera. Allergens were identified by MALDI-TOF/TOF employing a layered proteomic approach combining conventional database dependent search and manual de novo sequencing followed by homology-based search as Phoenix sylvestris is unsequenced...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528234/enzymatic-synthesis-of-novel-corylifol-a-glucosides-via-a-udp-glycosyltransferase
#2
Nan Li, Jian Miao, Jing Li, Yu-Ru Zhao, Hong-Mei Li, Yi-Qun Dai, Qiang Huo, Cheng-Zhu Wu, Tao Ma
Corylifol A, a member of the isoflavone subclass of isoflavonoids, has long been considered to have various biological activities. Here, we sought to synthesize corylifol A glucosides by the in vitro glucosylation reaction using the UDP-glycosyltransferase YjiC from Bacillus licheniformis DSM 13, and obtained two novel glucosides: corylifol A-4',7-di-O-beta-d-glucopyranoside (1) and corylifol A-4'-O-beta-d-glucopyranoside (2). To improve the yield of the products, the reaction time, concentration of UDP-glucose, and pH of the buffer were optimized...
May 11, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521555/a-new-isoflavone-from-the-roots-of-ficus-auriculata
#3
Cui-Cui Qi, Yan-Hui Fu, Wen-Hao Chen, Guang-Ying Chen, Chun-Yan Dai, Xiao-Ping Song, Chang-Ri Han
A new isoflavone, 5,7,4'-trihydroxy-3'-hydroxymethylisoflavone (1), together with three known isoflavones, 3'-formyl-5,4'-dihydroxy-7-methoxyisoflavone (2), ficuisoflavone (3) and alpinumisoflavone (4), were isolated from the roots of Ficus auriculata. Among them, 1 is a rare isoflavone containing 16 carbon atoms on the carbon skeleton. The structure of 1 was elucidated by extensive spectroscopic methods and the known compounds were identified by comparisons with data reported in the literature. All compounds were evaluated for their antibacterial activities against five terrestrial pathogenic bacteria in vitro...
May 19, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521304/genistein-up-regulates-mir-20a-to-disrupt-spermatogenesis-via-targeting-limk1
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Hao Gu, Wei Wu, Beilei Yuan, Qiuqin Tang, Dan Guo, Yiqiu Chen, Yankai Xia, Lingqing Hu, Daozhen Chen, Jiahao Sha, Xinru Wang
Genistein (GEN) is one of the isoflavones that has effect on male reproduction. However, the underlying mechanism remains unknown. miRNAs are a type of small non-coding RNAs that play important roles in spermatogenesis. We measured the GEN levels and miR-17-92 cluster expression in infertile subjects and found that miR-17-92 might be involved in GEN induced abnormal spermatogenesis. To clarify, we fed adult ICR mice with different doses of GEN (0, 0.5, 5, 50 and 250 mg/kg/day) for 35 days to study the underlying mechanism...
May 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510484/ethylene-signalling-is-important-for-isoflavonoid-mediated-resistance-to-rhizoctonia-solani-in-roots-of-medicago-truncatula
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Yao Liu, Samira Hassan, Brendan N Kidd, Gagan Garg, Ulrike Mathesius, Karam B Singh, Jonathan Anderson
The root-infecting necrotrophic fungal pathogen Rhizoctonia solani causes significant disease to all the world's major food crops. As a model for pathogenesis of legumes, we have examined the interaction of R. solani AG8 with Medicago truncatula. RNAseq analysis of the moderately resistant M. truncatula accession A17 and highly susceptible sickle (skl) mutant (defective in ethylene sensing) identified major early transcriptional reprogramming in A17. Responses specific to A17 included components of ethylene signalling, reactive oxygen species metabolism and consistent up-regulation of the isoflavonoid biosynthesis pathway...
May 16, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508697/collagen-concentration-on-the-facial-skin-of-postmenopausal-women-after-topical-treatment-with-estradiol-and-genistein-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-trial
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Lidia Aragão Silva, Adriana Aparecida Ferraz Carbonel, Andréa Regina Barbosa de Moraes, Ricardo S Simões, Gisela Rodrigues da Silva Sasso, Lívia Goes, Winnie Nunes, Manuel Jesus Simões, Marisa Teresinha Patriarca
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to compare the effects of topical estrogen and genistein (a soy isoflavone) on the facial skin collagen of postmenopausal women not undergoing systemic hormonal therapy. METHODS: This is a prospective, double blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial. Volunteer women (N = 30) 45-55 year old from the Endocrine Gynecology sector of the Gynecology Department of the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP). The Ethical Committee of the Federal University of São Paulo approved the study (report no...
May 16, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506901/new-isoflavonoids-from-the-extract-of-rhynchosia-precatoria-humb-bonpl-ex-willd-dc-and-their-antimycobacterial-activity
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Enrique Wenceslao Coronado-Aceves, Giulia Gigliarelli, Adriana Garibay-Escobar, Ramón Enrique Robles Zepeda, Massimo Curini, Jaime López Cervantes, Clara Inés Espitia-Pinzón, Stefano Superchi, Stefania Vergura, Maria Carla Marcotullio
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY RELEVANCE: The evaluation of the antimycobacterial activity of extracts of medicinal plants used by Mayos against tuberculosis and respiratory problems, allowed the identification of Rhynchosia precatoria (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) DC (Fabaceae) as the best candidate to find new antimycobacterial compounds. AIM OF THE STUDY: To isolate and characterize the compounds of R. precatoria responsible for the inhibitory and bactericidal activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv and Mycobacterium smegmatis ATCC 700084...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503053/pea-pisum-sativum-and-its-anticancer-activity
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Runchana Rungruangmaitree, Wannee Jiraungkoorskul
Pisum sativum (Family: Fabaceae), as known as green pea or garden pea, has long been important in diet due to its content of fiber, protein, starch, trace elements, and many phytochemical substances. It has been shown to possess antibacterial, antidiabetic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antihypercholesterolemia, and antioxidant activities and also shown anticancer property. Its nonnutritive biologically active components include alkaloids, flavonoids, glycosides, isoflavones, phenols, phytosterols, phytic acid, protease inhibitors, saponins, and tannins...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497652/an-isoflavone-enriched-diet-increases-skeletal-muscle-adaptation-in-response-to-physical-activity-in-ovariectomized-rats
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Wenya Zheng, Jonas Hengevoß, Sebastian T Soukup, Sabine E Kulling, Mingyong Xie, Patrick Diel
SCOPE: This study was to investigate anabolic adaptation of skeletal muscle in response to an isoflavone (ISO) enriched diet, training and their combinations in ovariectomized (OVX) rats. METHODS AND RESULTS: Female Wistar rats were sedentary, performed treadmill uphill running, received ISOs, or a combination of ISOs and running after ovariectomy. Body weight was increased by OVX. Both ISO and training treatment antagonized this increase. The weights of soleus and gastrocnemius muscles were increased only when training and ISOs were combined...
May 12, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489859/an-r2r3-type-myb-transcription-factor-gmmyb29-regulates-isoflavone-biosynthesis-in-soybean
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Shanshan Chu, Jiao Wang, Ying Zhu, Shulin Liu, Xiaoqiong Zhou, Huairen Zhang, Chun-E Wang, Wenming Yang, Zhixi Tian, Hao Cheng, Deyue Yu
Isoflavones comprise a group of secondary metabolites produced almost exclusively by plants in the legume family, including soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]. They play vital roles in plant defense and have many beneficial effects on human health. Isoflavone content is a complex quantitative trait controlled by multiple genes, and the genetic mechanisms underlying isoflavone biosynthesis remain largely unknown. Via a genome-wide association study (GWAS), we identified 28 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that are significantly associated with isoflavone concentrations in soybean...
May 10, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488690/soyfood-and-isoflavone-intake-and-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-in-vietnamese-adults
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C T Nguyen, N M Pham, V V Do, C W Binns, V M Hoang, D A Dang, A H Lee
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Animal studies have demonstrated that soy isoflavones exert antidiabetic effects. However, evidence regarding the association between soyfood intake, a unique source of isoflavones, and type 2 diabetes remains inconclusive. This study assessed the relationship between habitual intakes of soyfoods and major isoflavones and risk of type 2 diabetes in Vietnamese adults. SUBJECTS/METHODS: A hospital-based case-control study was conducted in Vietnam during 2013-2015...
May 10, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482370/dietary-isoflavone-dependent-and-estradiol-replacement-effects-on-body-weight-in-the-ovariectomized-ovx-rat
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Ashley L Russell, Jamie Moran Grimes, Danette F Cruthirds, Joanna Westerfield, Lawren Wooten, Margaret Keil, Michael J Weiser, Michael R Landauer, Robert J Handa, T John Wu, Darwin O Larco
17β-Estradiol is known to regulate energy metabolism and body weight. Ovariectomy results in body weight gain while estradiol administration results in a reversal of weight gain. Isoflavones, found in rodent chow, can mimic estrogenic effects making it crucial to understand the role of these compounds on metabolic regulation. The goal of this study is to examine the effect of dietary isoflavones on body weight regulation in the ovariectomized rat. This study will examine how dietary isoflavones can interact with estradiol treatment to affect body weight...
May 8, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473818/gibberellins-producing-endophytic-fungus-porostereum-spadiceum-agh786-rescues-growth-of-salt-affected-soybean
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Muhammad Hamayun, Anwar Hussain, Sumera A Khan, Ho-Youn Kim, Abdul L Khan, Muhammad Waqas, Muhammad Irshad, Amjad Iqbal, Gauhar Rehman, Samin Jan, In-Jung Lee
In the pursuit of sustainable agriculture through environment and human health friendly practices, we evaluated the potential of a novel gibberellins (GAs) producing basidiomycetous endophytic fungus Porostereum spadiceum AGH786, for alleviating salt stress and promoting health benefits of soybean. Soybean seedlings exposed to different levels of NaCl stress (70 and 140 mM) under greenhouse conditions, were inoculated with the AGH786 strain. Levels of phytohormones including GAs, JA and ABA, and isoflavones were compared in control and the inoculated seedlings to understand the mechanism through which the stress is alleviated...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461242/genistein-crosses-the-bioartificial-oviduct-and-alters-secretion-composition
#14
Constantine A Simintiras, Roger G Sturmey
The dietary derived isoflavone and oestrogen analogue, genistein, is known to perturb fundamental reproductive events such as implantation and embryo cleavage. However the question of whether genistein is able to traverse the oviduct epithelial monolayer and impact oviduct fluid secretion remains unclear. This study tests these research questions using a bioartificial oviduct to show that genistein permeates the oviduct lumen in vitro with a biphasic (burst and plateau) kinetic profile, faster than spontaneous diffusion, and alters the amino acid composition of in vitro derived oviduct fluid (ivDOF) but not as an oestrogen analogue...
April 28, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454492/evaluation-of-the-isoflavones-and-estrogen-effects-on-the-rat-adrenal
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Darci Souza Marinho, Michele Longoni Calió, Miriam Aparecida Santos, Gui Mi Ko, Cristiane Paula Teixeira, Adriana Ferraz Carbonel, Telma Lisbôa-Nascimento, Rodrigo Aquino Castro, Ricardo Santos Simões, Clélia Rejane Antônio Bertoncini
The aim of this study was to evaluate the morphometry and the gene expression of Ki-67, VEGF and caspase 3 and the stress oxidative in the adrenal gland of ovariectomized rats treated with estrogen or isoflavones. We used 15 Wistar rats ovariectomized treated with isoflavones or estrogen during 30 days. At the end of the treatment, the left adrenal gland was removed for subsequent histological studies and the right was used to evaluate gene expression of angiogenesis (VEGF-A), cell proliferation (Ki-67), apoptose (caspase 3 clivated) and oxidative stress...
April 28, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454189/assessment-of-the-authenticity-of-herbal-dietary-supplements-comparison-of-chemical-and-dna-barcoding-methods
#16
Rahul S Pawar, Sara M Handy, Raymond Cheng, Nicole Shyong, Erich Grundel
About 7 % of the U. S. population reports using botanical dietary supplements. Increased use of such supplements has led to discussions related to their authenticity and quality. Reports of adulteration with substandard materials or pharmaceuticals are of concern because such substitutions, whether inadvertent or deliberate, may reduce the efficacy of specific botanicals or lead to adverse events. Methods for verifying the identity of botanicals include macroscopic and microscopic examinations, chemical analysis, and DNA-based methods including DNA barcoding...
April 28, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450878/regulation-of-isoflavone-biosynthesis-by-mirnas-in-two-contrasting-soybean-genotypes-at-different-seed-developmental-stages
#17
Om P Gupta, Deepti Nigam, Anil Dahuja, Sanjeev Kumar, T Vinutha, Archana Sachdev, Shelly Praveen
Owing to the presence of nutritionally important, health-promoting bioactive compounds, especially isoflavones, soybean has acquired the status of a functional food. miRNAs are tiny riboregulator of gene expression by either decreasing and/or increasing the expression of their corresponding target genes. Despite several works on identification and functional characterization of plant miRNAs, the role of miRNAs in the regulation of isoflavones metabolism is still a virgin field. In the present study, we identified a total of 31 new miRNAs along with their 245 putative target genes from soybean seed-specific ESTs using computational approach...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444982/ionic-liquid-based-ultrasound-assisted-extraction-of-isoflavones-from-belamcanda-chinensis-and-subsequent-screening-and-isolation-of-potential-%C3%AE-glucosidase-inhibitors-by-ultrafiltration-and-semi-preparative-high-performance-liquid-chromatography
#18
Senlin Li, Sainan Li, Yu Huang, Chunming Liu, Lina Chen, Yuchi Zhang
The separation of a compound of interest from its structurally similar homologues to produce high-purity natural products is a challenging problem. This work proposes a novel method for the separation of iristectorigenin A from its structurally similar homologues by ionic liquid-based ultrasound-assisted extraction and the subsequent screening and isolation of potential α-glucosidase inhibitors via ultrafiltration and semi-preparative high-performance liquid chromatography. Ionic-liquid-based ultrasound-assisted extraction was successfully applied to the extraction of tectorigenin, iristectorigenin A, irigenin, and irisflorentin from Belamcanda chinensis...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436456/synthesis-and-anti-obesity-effects-in-vivo-of-crotadihydrofuran-c-as-a-novel-ppar%C3%AE-antagonist-from-crotalaria-albida
#19
Qin-Hu Sun, Yu Zhang, Gui-Xin Chou
Crotadihydrofuran C (CC) from the herbs of Crotalaria albida is able to inhibit adipocyte differentiation and lipid accumulation. However, the effects of CC on obesity and metabolic disorders have not yet been elucidated. In our study, the first enantioselective synthesis of the 2-isopropenyl dihydrofuran isoflavone skeleton (CC) is described. The convenient and efficient synthetic protocols developed skilfully solve the problems of the ortho-para directing group and Suzuki coupling reaction using a boronic acid pinacol ester that was more stable and easy to obtain...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434035/does-soy-protein-affect-circulating-levels-of-unbound-igf-1
#20
REVIEW
Mark Messina, Pamela Magee
INTRODUCTION: Despite the enormous amount of research that has been conducted on the role of soyfoods in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease, the mechanisms by which soy exerts its physiological effects are not fully understood. The clinical data show that neither soyfoods nor soy protein nor isoflavones affect circulating levels of reproductive hormones in men or women. However, some research suggests that soy protein, but not isoflavones, affects insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-1)...
April 22, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
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