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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341798/phenolic-constituents-and-inhibitory-effects-of-hibiscus-sabdariffa-l-sorrel-calyx-on-cholinergic-monoaminergic-and-purinergic-enzyme-activities
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Ganiyu Oboh, Taiwo M Adewuni, Adedayo O Ademiluyi, Tosin A Olasehinde, Ayokunle O Ademosun
This study revealed the effect of phenolic extract from Hibiscus sabdariffa L. (sorrel) calyx on acetylcholinesterase (AChE), butyrylcholinesterase (BChE), monoamine oxidase (MAO), and ecto-5' nucleotidase (E-NTDase) activities as well as pro-oxidant-induced oxidative damage in rat brain in vitro. Sorrel extract inhibited AChE (EC50 = 46.96 µg/mL), BChE (EC50 = 40.38 µg/mL), MAO (EC50 = 43.69 µg/mL), and E-NTDase (EC50 = 40.52 µg/mL) and stimulated Na+/K+-ATPase (EC50 = 22.01 µg/mL) activities. The phenolic extract also reduced Fe2+- (EC50 = 22...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341135/phenolic-fractions-from-nine-trifolium-species-modulate-the-coagulant-properties-of-blood-plasma-in-vitro-without-cytotoxicity-towards-blood-cells
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Joanna Kolodziejczyk-Czepas, Malgorzata Sieradzka, Barbara Moniuszko-Szajwaj, Pawel Nowak, Wiesław Oleszek, Anna Stochmal
OBJECTIVE: The study covers an evaluation of the influence of extracts (1-50 μg/ml), isolated from aerial parts of nine Trifolium L. species (i.e. T. alexandrinum, T. fragiferum, T. hybridum, T. incarnatum, T. pallidum, T. pratense, T. resupinatum var. majus, T. resupinatum var. resupinatum and T. scabrum) on haemostatic properties of blood plasma. METHODS: The clot formation and fibrinolysis assay (CFF), blood clotting times, the extrinsic and intrinsic coagulation pathway-dependent polymerization of plasma fibrin were measured...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339813/a-new-group-of-synthetic-phenolic-containing-amphiphilic-molecules-for-multipurpose-applications-physico-chemical-characterization-and-cell-toxicity-study
#3
Sampson Anankanbil, Bianca Pérez, Iva Fernandes, Katarzyna Magdalena Widzisz, Zegao Wang, Nuno Mateus, Zheng Guo
Nine synthetic amphiphilic phenolic lipids, varied in phenolic moiety (caffeoyl/dimethylcaffeoyl) and fatty acid chain lengths (8-18) were characterized by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), temperature-ramp Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy (FT-IR) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). FT-IR and DSC results revealed that the physical state and lateral packing of synthetic molecules were largely governed by fatty acyls. The critical micelle concentrations (CMC) of synthetic lipids was in the range of 0...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339236/in-depth-study-of-rice-husk-torrefaction-characterization-of-solid-liquid-and-gaseous-products-oxygen-migration-and-energy-yield
#4
Dengyu Chen, Anjiang Gao, Zhongqing Ma, Dayi Fei, Yu Chang, Chao Shen
Torrefaction is a promising method for biomass upgrading, and analysis of all products is the essential way to reveal torrefaction mechanism. In this study, torrefaction of rice husk was performed at 210-300 °C. Results showed that the fuel properties of solid products were greatly enhanced upon removal of oxygen. The gaseous products were mainly CO2 (52.9-73.8 vol%), followed by CO (26.3-39.2 vol%). The liquid product was mainly water and some tar, and the latter contained acids, furans, ketones, aldehydes, and phenols, among which the relative content of acids was the highest...
January 6, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339227/a-novel-biphenolic-ligand-for-selective-mg2-and-zn2-ions-sensing-followed-by-colorimetric-spectroscopic-and-cell-imaging-methods
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Palanisamy Uma Maheswari, Duraisamy Renuga, H L Jeeva Kumari, Kandasamy Ruckmani
The (E)-2-((2-hydrohy-5-methylphenylimino) methyl) phenol ligand was synthesized. The receptor was characterized by IR, 1H and 13C NMR and CHN analysis. The ligand exhibits colorimetric and fluorometric sensing of Zn2+ and Mg2+ ions in semi-aqueous medium (DMSO-H2O). The receptor was tested with series of transition metal ions (Cr2+, Fe2+, Ni2+, Co2+, Cu2+, Zn2+) and heavy metal ions (Sn2+, Pd2+, Ce2+, Hg2+, Cd2+) and the essential human body elements like Ca2+, Mg2+, Na+ and K+ ions. The naked eye colorimetric sensing was absorbed only for Zn2+ and Mg2+...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338429/study-of-aflatoxicosis-reduction-effect-of-alchornea-cordifolia-on-biomarkers-in-an-aflatoxin-b1-exposed-rats
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Jean-Baptiste Aholia Adépo, Pierre Manda, Jean Verdier Ngbé, Aïssata Diakité, Béatrice Tigori Sangaré, Sébastien Djédjé Dano
The toxicity of aflatoxins results in cancer and liver disease. Several natural substances such as plants exhibited their ability to inhibit the initiation of aflatoxin carcinogenesis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Alchornea cordifolia on biomarkers in an aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) exposed rats. The contents of polyphenols, flavonoids and the antioxidant activity of A. cordifolia ethanolic leaf extract (EELac) were assessed. Groups of rats were treated orally with a daily dose of a mixture of AFB1 at a dose of 150 μg/kg body weight and EELac (50, 100 and 300 mg/kg body weight) for 21 days...
January 17, 2018: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338352/anti-inflammatory-and-antioxidant-activities-of-rungia-congoensis-a-traditional-vegetable-consumed-by-yombe-people-from-kongo-central-area-dr-congo
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Paulin Mutwale Kapepula, Pacha Baku Ngumbi, Michel Kasongo Kawayidiko, Arthur Duki Mpanzu, Thierry Franck, Ange Mouithys-Mickalad, Michel Frédérich, Nadege Ngombe Kabamba, Christophe Masiala Tsobo
Rungia congoensis, a traditional vegetable from Kongo Central area (DR. Congo) was studied for establishing microscopic characters and characterised by chromatographic techniques and their in vitro biochemical activities against ROS production were evaluated in cellular models and on an enzyme, myeloperoxidase (MPO), involved in inflammation. Microscopically leaf can be characterised by non-glandular and glandular trichomes, sinuous anticlinal epidermal cells, diacytic stomata and helical vessels. Methanolic extract displayed high cellular antioxidant activity at the concentrations range of 0...
January 16, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338345/effect-of-anacardium-occidentale-leaf-extract-on-human-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-cell-lines
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Janaína M Santos, Nathalia M Cury, José A Yunes, Jorge A López, Maria L Hernández-Macedo
Anacardium occidentale leaves are used in folk medicine due its therapeutic properties attributed to phenolic compounds. Therefore, this study was undertaken on its hydroethanolic leaf extract (AoHE) to evaluate cytotoxicity and apoptosis induction on acute lymphoblastic leukaemia cells. Results indicated that AoHE interfered in the cell cycle progression, inducing apoptosis by activation of casp3 at lower concentrations, thence, a promising candidate for the development of new cancer drugs.
January 16, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338260/seco-dendrobine-type-alkaloids-and-bioactive-phenolics-from-dendrobium-findlayanum
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Dan Yang, Zhong-Quan Cheng, Liu Yang, Bo Hou, Jing Yang, Xiao-Nian Li, Cheng-Ting Zi, Fa-Wu Dong, Zheng-Hua Liu, Jun Zhou, Zhong-Tao Ding, Jiang-Miao Hu
Investigation of the 95% EtOH extract of stems of Dendrobium findlayanum afforded four new seco-dendrobines, findlayines A-D (1-4); two known dendrobines, dendrobine (5) and 2-hydroxydendrobine (6); and four new phenolic compounds, dendrofindlaphenols A-C (7, 9, and 10) and 6″-de-O-methyldendrofindlaphenol A (8). Compounds 1 and 2 are the first seco-dendrobines possessing a seven-membered lactam moiety, with 3 and 4 derived from the oxidative cleavage of the C-2-C-3 bond of dendrobine. The structures were established using spectroscopic methods and by comparison with literature data...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338244/synthesis-and-reaction-of-ortho-benzoquinone-monohemiaminals
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Emi Saito, Yuri Matsumoto, Akihiko Nakamura, Yuki Namera, Masahisa Nakada
The preparation and reactions of ortho-benzoquinone monohemiaminals are described. The oxidative dearomatization of phenols bearing amino alcohol groups induced N-cyclization to afford ortho-benzoquinone monohemiaminals. The N-cyclization stereoselectively affords the product when a chiral amino alcohol is used as the substituent. The chiral ortho-benzoquinone monohemiaminal undergoes stereoselective Diels-Alder reactions with electron-deficient alkenes, as expected, confirming the promising utility of ortho-benzoquinone monohemiaminals...
January 17, 2018: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337927/the-plant-growth-promoting-fungus-pgpf-alternaria-sp-a13-markedly-enhances-salvia-miltiorrhiza-root-growth-and-active-ingredient-accumulation-under-greenhouse-and-field-conditions
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Li Si Zhou, Kun Tang, Shun Xing Guo
Plant growth-promoting fungi (PGPF) have attracted considerable interest as bio-fertilisers due to their multiple beneficial effects on plant quantity and quality and their positive relationship with the ecological environment. Advancements in the development of PGPF for crops and economic plant cultivation applications have been achieved, but such improvements for the use of PGPF with popular medicinal herbs, such as Salvia miltiorrhiza, are rare. In this study, we collected S. miltiorrhiza specimens inhabiting wild, semi-wild, farmland and pot-cultured areas in the Henan province of China and isolated endophytes from the roots, shoots and leaves of these samples...
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337349/phytochemicals-anti-inflammatory-antiproliferative-and-methylglyoxal-trapping-properties-of-zijuan-tea
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Xiong Gao, Chi-Tang Ho, Xiaofei Li, Xiaorong Lin, Yuanyuan Zhang, Zhongzheng Chen, Bin Li
Zijuan tea (Camellia sinensis var. assamica) is a unique anthocyanin-rich tea cultivar in China. Although chemical component analysis of Zijuan tea and extraction technology of anthocyanins was widely documented, its functional properties have not been extensively explored. In this study, the anti-inflammatory, antiproliferative, and methylglyoxal (MGO) trapping activities of water extract (ZWE) and ethyl acetate extract (ZEE) of Zijuan tea were investigated for the 1st time. Results showed that ZWE and ZEE exhibited inhibitory effects on nitric oxide (NO), tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, and interleukin (IL)-6 production as well as inducible nitric oxide synthase protein (iNOS) expression in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced RAW 264...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337064/cloning-and-functional-characterization-of-a-p-coumaroyl-quinate-shikimate-3-hydroxylase-from-potato-solanum-tuberosum
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Benjamin J Knollenberg, Jingjing Liu, Shu Yu, Hong Lin, Li Tian
Chlorogenic acid (CGA) plays an important role in protecting plants against pathogens and promoting human health. Although CGA accumulates to high levels in potato tubers, the key enzyme p-coumaroyl quinate/shikimate 3'-hydroxylase (C3'H) for CGA biosynthesis has not been isolated and functionally characterized in potato. In this work, we cloned StC3'H from potato and showed that it catalyzed the formation of caffeoylshikimate and CGA (caffeoylquinate) from p-coumaroyl shikimate and p-coumaroyl quinate, respectively, but was inactive towards p-coumaric acid in in vitro enzyme assays...
January 11, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336521/identification-and-quantification-of-vocs-by-proton-transfer-reaction-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-an-experimental-workflow-for-the-optimization-of-specificity-sensitivity-and-accuracy
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Andrea Romano, George B Hanna
Proton Transfer Reaction Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (PTR-ToF-MS) is a direct injection MS technique, allowing for the sensitive and real-time detection, identification and quantification of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). When aiming to employ PTR-ToF-MS for targeted VOC analysis some methodological questions must be addressed, such as the need to correctly identify product ions, or evaluating the quantitation accuracy. This work proposes a workflow for PTR-ToF-MS method development, addressing the main issues affecting the reliable identification and quantification of target compounds...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336509/the-investigation-of-substituent-effects-on-the-fragmentation-pathways-of-pentacoordinated-phenoxyspirophosphoranes-by-esi-msn
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Xiaoyan Cui, Can Sun, Pei Zhao, Yanyan Wang, Yanchun Guo, Yufen Zhao, Shuxia Cao
The fragmentation pathways of pentacoordinated phenoxyspirophosphoranes were investigated in the positive mode by electrospray ionization multistage mass spectrometry (ESI-MSn ). The results demonstrate that the sodium adducts of the title compounds undergo two competitive fragmentation pathways, and the fragmentation patterns are heavily dependent on the various substituent patterns at the phenolic group. An electron-withdrawing substituent at the ortho-position always results in the removal of a corresponding phenol analogue, while cleavage by spiroring opening becomes the predominant fragmentation pathway if an electron-donating substituent is at the phenolic group...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336271/anti-inflammatory-drugs-and-herbs-with-special-emphasis-on-herbal-medicines-for-countering-inflammatory-diseases-and-disorders-a-review
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Mohd Iqbal Yatoo, Arumugam Gopalakrishnan, Archana Saxena, Oveas Rafiq Parray, Noore Alam Tufani, Sandip Chakraborty, Ruchi Tiwari, Kuldeep Dhama, Hafiz M N Iqbal
BACKGROUND: Diseases with inflammatory etiopathology have increased in incidence in recent times. Drugs used for therapeutic management of such inflammatory diseases are relieving the ailment but at the same time also countering serious life-threatening consequences. Moreover, they are costly and rarely available at all places. In this context, research and development on medicinal herbs have opened a new era in the prophylactic and therapeutic management of inflammatory diseases. OBJECTIVE: To highlight the importance of anti-inflammatory medicine-synthetic drugs and natural herbs, their constituents, mechanism of action, benefits, side effects and future prospects...
January 15, 2018: Recent Patents on Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336256/mushrooms-as-potent-sources-of-new-biofungicides
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Jelena Vukojevic, Mirjana Stajic, Jasmina Cilerdzic
BACKGROUND: Microfungi are causal agents of numerous diseases and disorders of agricultural plants, farm mushrooms and animals as well as human, which results are serious global reduction of the food amount, decrease of life quality, the severe life-threatening diseases and enormous economic losses. METHODS: In spite of organism innate ability to combat against pathogens, in invasions of some pathogens, support of additional antimycotic agents to defence system is required...
January 15, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336184/alpha-amylase-%C3%AE-glucosidase-and-lipase-inhibiting-activities-of-polyphenol-rich-extracts-from-six-common-bean-cultivars-of-southern-italy-before-and-after-cooking
#18
Maria Neve Ombra, Antonio d'Acierno, Filomena Nazzaro, Patrizia Spigno, Riccardo Riccardi, Massimo Zaccardelli, Catello Pane, Raffaele Coppola, Florinda Fratianni
Common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) are a good source of nutrients and phenolic compounds with versatile health benefits. Polyphenol-rich extracts of six ecotypes of P. vulgaris were analysed to determine their phenolic profiles and assayed in vitro for inhibitory effects on digestive enzymes relevant to carbohydrates and lipids metabolism. The extracts inhibited enzyme activities in a dose-dependent manner. IC 50 values ranged from 69 ± 1.9 to 126 ± 3.2 μg/mL and from 107.01 ± 4.5 to 184.20 ± 5...
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336171/phenolic-composition-antioxidant-and-antinociceptive-activities-of-syringa-vulgaris-l-bark-and-leaf-extracts
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Erzsébet Varga, Csenge Barabás, Anita Tóth, Imre Boldizsár, Béla Noszál, Gergő Tóth
Metabolite profile, antioxidant and antinociceptive activities of Syringa vulgaris bark and leaf methanolic extracts were investigated. By means of HPLC-DAD-ESI-TOF and HPLC-DAD-ESI-MS/MS, a total of 33 phenolics were identified, including 15 secoiridoids, 6 phenylpropanoids, 3 flavonoids, 3 lignans and 6 low molecular weight phenols. Validated quantitative analysis show that syringin (2.52%) and rutin (1.13%) are the main phenolic compounds in bark and leaf, respectively. Notable radical scavenging and antinociceptive activities of the bark and leaf extracts were confirmed by in vitro DPPH● and ABTS●+ assays and by in vivo hot-plate method in mice, respectively...
January 16, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336154/methods-for-determining-cell-wall-bound-phenolics-in-maize-stem-tissues
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Rogelio Santiago, Ana Lopez-Malvar, Carlos Souto, Jaime Barros-Rios
We compared two methods with different sample pretreatment, hydrolysis, and separation procedures to extract cell wall-bound phenolics. The samples were pith and rind tissues from six maize inbred lines reportedly containing different levels of cell wall-bound phenolics. In method 1, pretreated samples were extracted with a C18 solid-phase extraction cartridge, and it took 6 days to complete. In method 2, phenolics were extracted from crude samples with ethyl acetate, it took 2 days to complete and the cost per sample was reduced more than 60 %...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
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