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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538197/vacuum-assisted-alkaline-pretreatment-as-an-innovative-approach-for-enhancing-fermentable-sugar-yield-and-decreasing-inhibitor-production-of-sugarcane-bagasse
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Xiaojing Lv, Chunjiang Xiong, Shuai Li, Xiaodong Chen, Wenjuan Xiao, Dou Zhang, Jiasheng Li, Yingxue Gong, Jianghai Lin, Zehuan Liu
Sodium hydroxide pretreatment of sugarcane bagasse under vacuum conditions was established and evaluated in this study. Compared to pretreatment under conventional moderate pressure conditions, only half of the total phenolic compounds and less than half of the formic acid were produced under vacuum conditions, while the yield of total fermentable sugar was significantly increased by 31.38%. The pretreatment parameters: NaOH concentration, pretreatment time, and pretreatment temperature, were optimized using response surface methodology based on the response values of the total fermentable sugar yield (TFSY) and the total fermentable sugar concentration (TFSC), respectively...
April 18, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537930/3-decylcatechol-induces-autophagy-mediated-cell-death-through-the-ire1%C3%AE-jnk-p62-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Da-Hye Go, Yu Geon Lee, Da-Hye Lee, Jin-A Kim, In-Hwa Jo, Yeon Soo Han, Yong Hun Jo, Kwang-Youn Kim, Young-Kyo Seo, Jae-Hak Moon, Chang Hwa Jung, Tae-Il Jeon
The natural, phenolic lipid urushiol exhibits both antioxidant and anticancer activities; however, its biological activity on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has not been previously investigated. Here, we demonstrate that an urushiol derivative, 3-decylcatechol (DC), induces human HCC Huh7 cell death by induction of autophagy. DC initiates the autophagic process by activation of the mammalian target of rapamycin signaling pathway via Unc-51-like autophagy activating kinase 1, leading to autophagosome formation...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535611/sea-buckthorn-hippophae-rhamnoides-l-leaf-extracts-protect-neuronal-pc-12-cells-from-oxidative-stress
#3
Chi Heung Cho, Ho Lim Jang, Migi Lee, Hee Kang, Ho Jjn Heo, Dae-Ok Kim
The present study was carried out to investigate the antioxidative and neuroprotective effects of sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) leaves (SBL) harvested at different times. Reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography analysis revealed five major phenolic compounds: ellagic acid, gallic acid, isorhamnetin, kaempferol, and quercetin. SBL harvested in August had the highest total phenolic and flavonoid contents and antioxidant capacity. Treatment of neuronal PC-12 cells with the ethyl acetate fraction of SBL harvested in August in increased their viability and membrane integrity and reduced intracellular oxidative stress in a dose-dependent manner...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535610/nitric-oxide-inhibition-and-procollagen-type-i-peptide-synthesis-of-a-phenolic-amide-identified-from-the-stem-of-lycium-chinense-miller
#4
Chan Saem Gil, Moon-Sik Chang, Seok Hyun Eom
The bioactivities of boxthron fruits, a source of oriental medicine, are known, while phytochemical studies of the boxthorn stem are rare. In this study, the stem extract of boxthorn (Lycium chinense Miller) and its sub-fractions were evaluated for their effects on nitric oxide (NO) inhibition and procollagen type I peptide (PIP) synthesis. A phenolic amide isolated from the stem extract was also assayed for these effects. The compound, N-trans-feruloyltyramine, was identified by (1)H, (13)C, and 2D-nuclear magnetic resonance analysis...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535480/ozonation-of-the-oxybenzone-octinoxate-and-octocrylene-uv-filters-reaction-kinetics-absorbance-characteristics-and-transformation-products
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Zachary R Hopkins, Sebastian Snowberger, Lee Blaney
UV-filters (UVFs) are active ingredients in personal care products that protect skin from exposure to UV light. Environmentally-relevant concentrations of UVFs have recently been linked to toxicity in aquatic organisms, necessitating research into improved UVF removal in water/wastewater treatment. Here, we investigated ozonation of the three most commonly employed UVFs: octinoxate (OMC), octocrylene (OC), and oxybenzone (OXY). Specific second-order rate constants for UVF reaction with ozone were identified as follows: OMC, 5...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535423/chromatographic-separation-and-detection-methods-of-aloe-arborescens-miller-constituents-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jilan A Nazeam, Haidy A Gad, Hala M El-Hefnawy, Abdel-Naser B Singab
Aloe arborescens Miller (Family Asphodelaceae) is a member of genus Aloe, which is used in traditional medicine to cure various diseases. The extracts of the plant have been reported to possess anticancer, immunomodulator, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities. The phytochemical investigations have revealed diverse chemical constituents, including phenolics [anthraquinones, anthrones, pyrones, chromones and coumarins], polysaccharides [arborans [(1-4) linked glucomannans, polysaccharide (A, B and C): (A: a linear (1-6)-O-α-glucan, B: a branching (1-2)-O-l-arabinose with (1-2)-O-d-galactose linkages and C: (1-4)-O-β-mannan with 18% acetyl group)]], glycoproteins and carboxypeptidase enzyme...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535421/differentiation-of-crataegus-spp-guided-by-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-spectrometry-with-chemometric-analyses
#7
Jensen A Lund, Paula N Brown, Paul R Shipley
For compliance with US Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations for dietary supplements, manufacturers must provide identity of source plant material. Despite the popularity of hawthorn as a dietary supplement, relatively little is known about the comparative phytochemistry of different hawthorn species, and in particular North American hawthorns. The combination of NMR spectrometry with chemometric analyses offers an innovative approach to differentiating hawthorn species and exploring the phytochemistry...
May 20, 2017: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535415/dual-hypopigmentary-effects-of-punicalagin-via-the-erk-and-akt-pathways
#8
Jun Seob Shin, Jun Hee Cho, Hana Lee, Hyo-Soon Jeong, Myo-Kyoung Kim, Hye-Young Yun, Nyoun Soo Kwon, Dong-Seok Kim
Punicalagin is a phenolic compound with antioxidant properties. However, the effects of punicalagin on melanin synthesis have been poorly evaluated. Therefore, we investigated the effects of punicalagin on melanogenesis in Mel-Ab cells. Punicalagin significantly inhibited melanin synthesis in a dose-dependent manner. In accordance with the melanin content, punicalagin also dose-dependently decreased tyrosinase activity. Punicalagin did not directly inhibit tyrosinase in a cell-free system but did downregulate the expression of microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF) and tyrosinase...
May 20, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535247/physical-and-physiological-factors-influence-behavioral-responses-of-cochliomyia-macellaria-diptera-calliphoridae-to-synthetic-attractants
#9
M F Chaudhury, J J Zhu, S R Skoda
Volatile chemicals from waste artificial larval media as well as from bovine blood inoculated with bacteria isolated from screwworm-infested wounds attract gravid females of Cochliomyia hominivorax Coquerel and Cochliomyia macellaria (F.). Chemicals identified from volatiles are dimethyl disulfide, dimethyl trisulfide, phenol, p-cresol, and indole; a blend of these attracted females to oviposit. Present studies investigated the effectiveness of these compounds, either in a blend or individually as potential oviposition attractants...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535050/model-studies-on-the-effect-of-aldehyde-structure-on-their-selective-trapping-by-phenolic-compounds
#10
Francisco J Hidalgo, Isabel Aguilar, Rosario Zamora
The reaction among flavor-relevant saturated aldehydes (propanal, 2-methylpropanal, butanal, 2-methylbutanal, 3-methylbutanal, pentanal, hexanal, and glyoxal) and phenolic compounds (resorcinol, 2-methylresorcinol, 2,5-dimethylresorcinol, and orcinol) was studied both to identify and characterize the formed carbonyl-phenol adducts and to understand the differences in the carbonyl-trapping abilities of phenolic compounds. The obtained results showed that carbonyl-trapping by phenolics is selective and the formation of carbonyl-phenol adducts depends on the structure of both phenol and aldehyde involved...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534695/wound-healing-activity-of-pluchea-indica-leaf-extract-in-oral-mucosal-cell-line-and-oral-spray-formulation-containing-nanoparticles-of-the-extract
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Wiphupat Buranasukhon, Sirivan Athikomkulchai, Sarin Tadtong, Chuda Chittasupho
CONTEXT: Pluchea indica (L.) Less (Asteraceae) is an herb used as a traditional medicine for wound healing. The chemical compounds found in Pluchea indica leaves are phenolic acids, flavonoids, anthocyanins and carotenoids. OBJECTIVE: This study investigates the effect of Pluchea indica leaf ethanol extract and its nanoparticles (NPs) on cytotoxicity, cell survival and migration of human oral squamous carcinoma cell line. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cell viability was measured using MTT assay to assess the effect of Pluchea indica leaf extract and NPs (1-500 μg/mL) on cytotoxicity and cell survival...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534588/development-of-nutraceutical-formulations-based-on-the-mycelium-of-pleurotus-ostreatus-and-agaricus-bisporus
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Rossana V C Cardoso, Ângela Fernandes, M Beatriz P P Oliveira, Ricardo C Calhelha, Lillian Barros, Anabela Martins, Isabel C F R Ferreira
The present work is aimed at developing nutraceutical formulations based on the mycelium of Agaricus bisporus and Pleurotus ostreatus, highlighting the potential of in vitro culture as a tool to improve the production of bioactive compounds, namely phenolic acids and ergosterol. The mycelia of both species were cultured in different solid and liquid media in order to compare the growth rate and yielded biomass. Fruiting bodies, mycelia and culture media were compared regarding the antioxidant activity, anti-inflammatory effects in RAW264...
May 23, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534444/chemical-constituents-from-the-stems-of-hydrangea-paniculata
#13
Jie Ma, Hua Sun, Chuang-Jun Li, Jing-Zhi Yang, Fang-You Chen, Dong-Ming Zhang
Further study on the constituents from the stems of Hydrangea paniculata Sieb resulted in isolation of two new compounds 1-2, including 1 monoterpenoid and 1 phenolic glycoside, along with 10 known compounds. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic data, including UV, IR, MS, and NMR experiments, along with chemical methods. At 10 μM, compounds 1 and 2 exhibited comparable activities with bicyclol in vitro assays for hepatoprotective activity against APAP-induced HepG2 cell damage.
June 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534307/acanthus-ilicifolius-l-a-promising-candidate-for-phytostabilization-of-zinc
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A M Shackira, Jos T Puthur, E Nabeesa Salim
The potential of a halophyte species-Acanthus ilicifolius L.-to phytostabilize zinc (Zn) grown under hydroponics culture conditions was critically evaluated in this study. The propagules after treating with ZnSO4 (4 mM) were analysed for the bioaccumulation pattern, translocation rate of Zn to the shoot, effects of Zn accumulation on organic solutes and the antioxidant defence system. It was found that most of the Zn absorbed by the plant was retained in the root (47%) and only a small portion was transported to stem (12%) and leaves (11%)...
June 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533962/dietary-flavonoids-of-spanish-youth-intakes-sources-and-association-with-the-mediterranean-diet
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Rowaedh Ahmed Bawaked, Helmut Schröder, Lourdes Ribas Barba, Gabriela Cárdenas, Luis Peña-Quintana, Carmen Pérez Rodrigo, Montserrat Fíto, Lluis Serra Majem
BACKGROUND: Plant-based diets have been linked to high diet quality and reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases. The health impact of plant-based diets might be partially explained by the concomitant intake of flavonoids. Estimation of flavonoids intake in adults has been important for the development of dietary recommendations and interventions for the prevention of weight gain and its consequences. However, estimation of flavonoids intake in children and adolescents is limited. METHODS: Average daily intake and sources of flavonoids were estimated for a representative national sample of 3,534 children and young people in Spain, aged 2-24 years...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533927/antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-medicinal-plants-have-potential-role-in-the-treatment-of-cardiovascular-disease-a-review
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REVIEW
Peter Adegbola, Ifewumi Aderibigbe, Wasiu Hammed, Tolulope Omotayo
Cardiovascular disease is a compound name for clusters of disorders afflicting the heart and blood vessels; it is assuming an increasing role as a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Unhealthy practices such as smoking, high intake of saturated fat and cholesterol, diabetes and physical inactivity are predisposing factors. The risk factors cause alteration in vascular integrity, compromised membrane integrity, increase free radical generation and reduced endogenous antioxidant system resulting in oxidative stress...
2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533752/protocatechuic-acid-a-phenolic-from-sansevieria-roxburghiana-leaves-suppresses-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-via-stimulating-glucose-metabolism-ameliorating-oxidative-stress-and-inhibiting-inflammation
#17
Niloy Bhattacharjee, Tarun K Dua, Ritu Khanra, Swarnalata Joardar, Ashis Nandy, Achintya Saha, Vincenzo De Feo, Saikat Dewanjee
Persistent hyperglycemia, impairment of redox status and establishment of inflammatory pathophysiology integrally play important role in the pathogenesis of diabetic cardiomyopathy (DC). Present study examined the therapeutic potential of protocatechuic acid isolated from the Sansevieria roxburghiana rhizomes against DC employing rodent model of type 2 diabetes (T2D). T2D was induced by high fat diet + a low-single dose of streptozotocin (35 mg/kg, i.p.). T2D rats exhibited significantly (p < 0.01) high fasting blood glucose level...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531959/occurrence-and-removal-of-pharmaceuticals-hormones-personal-care-products-and-endocrine-disrupters-in-a-full-scale-water-reclamation-plant
#18
Ngoc Han Tran, Karina Yew-Hoong Gin
This study provided the first comprehensive data on the occurrence and removal of twenty-five target emerging contaminants (ECs) in a full-scale water reclamation plant (WRP) in the Southeast Asian region. Nineteen out of the twenty-five ECs were ubiquitously detected in raw influent samples. Concentrations of the detected ECs in raw influent samples ranged substantially from 44.3 to 124,966ng/L, depending upon the compound and sampling date. The elimination of ECs in full-scale conventional activated sludge (CAS) and membrane bioreactor (MBR) systems at a local WRP was evaluated and compared...
May 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531143/a-4-phenoxyphenol-derivative-exerts-inhibitory-effects-on-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-through-regulating-autophagy-and-apoptosis-accompanied-by-downregulating-%C3%AE-tubulin-expression
#19
Wen-Tsan Chang, Wangta Liu, Yi-Han Chiu, Bing-Hung Chen, Shih-Chang Chuang, Yen-Chun Chen, Yun-Tzh Hsu, Mei-Jei Lu, Shean-Jaw Chiou, Chon-Kit Chou, Chien-Chih Chiu
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a leading cancer worldwide. Advanced HCCs are usually resistant to anticancer drugs, causing unsatisfactory chemotherapy outcomes. In this study, we showed that a 4-phenoxyphenol derivative, 4-[4-(4-hydroxyphenoxy)phenoxy]phenol (4-HPPP), exerts an inhibitory activity against two HCC cell lines, Huh7 and Ha22T. We further investigated the anti-HCC activities of 4-HPPP, including anti-proliferation and induction of apoptosis. Our results showed that higher dosage of 4-HPPP downregulates the expression of α-tubulin and causes nuclear enlargement in both the Huh-7 and Ha22T cell lines...
May 21, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531138/phytochemical-composition-and-antioxidant-capacity-of-seven-saskatoon-berry-amelanchier-alnifolia-nutt-genotypes-grown-in-poland
#20
Sabina Lachowicz, Jan Oszmiański, Łukasz Seliga, Stanisław Pluta
The basic chemical composition, bioactive compounds, and antioxidant capacity of fruits of three new Polish breeding clones (No. 5/6, type S, and type N) and four Canadian cultivars (cvs.) ("Martin", "Smoky", "Pembina", and "Honeywood") grown in Poland in 2016 were investigated. Fruits were analyzed for their contents of triterpenoids, carotenoids, chlorophylls, and polyphenolics with the ultra-performance liquid chromatography photodiode detector-quadrupole/time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UPLC-PDA-Q/TOF-MS) method, sugar with the high-performance liquid chromatography-evaporative light scattering detector (HPLC-ELSD) method, and antioxidant capacity with the ability to reduce free radical (ABTS) and ferric reducing ability of plasma (FRAP) method...
May 21, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
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