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Thazin Thin, Lin Myat, Gi-Hyung Ryu
The effects of CO2 injection and barrel temperatures on the physiochemical and antioxidant properties of extruded cereals (sorghum, barley, oats, and millet) were studied. Extrusion was carried out using a twin-screw extruder at different barrel temperatures (80, 110, and 140°C), CO2 injection (0 and 500 mL/min), screw speed of 200 rpm, and moisture content of 25%. Extrusion significantly increased the total flavonoid content (TFC) of extruded oats, and β-glucan and protein digestibility (PD) of extruded barley and oats...
September 2016: Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
Kai-Chih Hung, Hui-Ju Huang, Yi-Ting Wang, Anya Maan-Yuh Lin
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Neuroinflammation, oxidative stress, and protein aggregation form a vicious cycle in the pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease (PD); activated microglia is the main location of neuroinflammation. A Chinese medicine book, "Shanghan Lun", known as the "Treatises on Cold damage Diseases" has suggested that Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi is effective in treating CNS diseases. The anti-inflammatory mechanisms of baicalein, a phenolic flavonoid in the dried root of Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, remain to be explored...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Wararut Buncharoen, Kanokporn Saenphet, Supap Saenphet, Chatchote Titaram
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Traditional medicine has used Uvaria rufa Blume as an ethnomedicinal plant for treating fever, skin allergies, intestinal ulcers and prostate disorders including BPH. However, no scientific evidence supports the traditional use. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study aimed to evaluate the therapeutic potential of U. rufa on BPH using in vitro and in vivo models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In vitro studies screened the efficacy of a 5α-reductase (5αR) inhibition and antioxidant activity of petroleum ether, ethyl acetate, ethanol and aqueous extracts from the stem of U...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Stevan Samardžić, Maja Tomić, Uroš Pecikoza, Radica Stepanović-Petrović, Zoran Maksimović
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria (L.) Maxim.), and dropwort (Filipendula vulgaris Moench) flowers are traditionally used to treat various ailments, including inflammatory conditions. The aim of the present study was to validate the aforementioned ethnomedicinal claim by assessing antihyperalgesic and antiedematous activities and toxicity of orally administered lyophilized flower infusions (LFIs) of F. ulmaria and F. vulgaris in experimental animals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The phytochemical analysis of LFIs was performed by HPLC-DAD...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Justine J Roberts, Pratibha Naudiyal, Khoon S Lim, Laura A Poole-Warren, Penny J Martens
BACKGROUND: Dityrosine crosslinking in proteins is a bioinspired method of forming hydrogels. This study compares oxidative enzyme initiators for their relative crosslinking efficiency and cytocompatibility using the same phenol group and the same material platform. Four common enzyme and enzyme-like oxidative initiators were probed for resulting material properties and cell viability post-encapsulation. RESULTS: All four initiators can be used to form phenol-crosslinked hydrogels, however gelation rates are dependent on enzyme type, concentration, and the oxidant...
2016: Biomaterials Research
Stephanie A Houston, Azizah Ugusman, Sukanya Gnanadesikan, Simon Kennedy
Succinobucol is a phenolic antioxidant with anti-inflammatory and antiplatelet effects. Given the importance of oxidant stress in modulating platelet-platelet and platelet-vessel wall interactions, the aim of this study was to establish if antioxidant activity was responsible for the antiplatelet activity of succinobucol. Platelet aggregation in response to collagen and adenosine diphosphate (ADP) was studied in rabbit whole blood and platelet-rich plasma using impedance aggregometry. The effect of oxidant stress on aggregation, platelet lipid peroxides, and vascular tone was studied by incubating platelets, washed platelets or preconstricted rabbit iliac artery rings respectively with a combination of xanthine and xanthine oxidase (X/XO)...
September 29, 2016: Platelets
Hui-Min Yao, Gan Wang, Ya-Ping Liu, Ming-Qiang Rong, Chuan-Bin Shen, Xiu-Wen Yan, Xiao-Dong Luo, Ren Lai
The present study was designed to search for compounds with analgesic activity from the Schizophyllum commune (SC), which is widely consumed as edible and medicinal mushroom world. Thin layer chromatography (TLC), tosilica gel column chromatography, sephadex LH 20, and reverse-phase high performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) were used to isolate and purify compounds from SC. Structural analysis of the isolated compounds was based on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). The effects of these compounds on voltage-gated sodium (NaV) channels were evaluated using patch clamp...
September 2016: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
Jun Cao, Jing-Jing Xu, Xun-Gao Liu, Shu-Ling Wang, Li-Qing Peng
Thrombin was immobilized on dynabeads(®)M-270 epoxy by direct covalent binding method for the first time. The enzyme coated magnetic beads were combined with ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-flight tandem mass spectrometry technique to establish a simple, rapid and reliable approach for screening thrombin inhibitors from Danshen preparation. The conjugation of thrombin to the magnetic beads was characterized using scanning electron microscope, transmission electron microscope and infrared spectroscopy, and the enzyme activity was determined by the analysis of enzyme-bead ratio and peak areas of target compounds...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
Nigel V Gale, Tara E Sackett, Sean C Thomas
Recent meta-analyses of plant responses to biochar boast positive average effects of between 10 and 40%. Plant responses, however, vary greatly across systems, and null or negative biochar effects are increasingly reported. The mechanisms responsible for such responses remain unclear. In a glasshouse experiment we tested the effects of three forestry residue wood biochars, applied at five dosages (0, 5, 10, 20, and 50 t/ha) to a temperate forest drystic cambisol as direct surface applications and as complete soil mixes on the herbaceous pioneers Lolium multiflorum and Trifolium repens...
2016: PeerJ
Ermias Mergia, Workineh Shibeshi, Getachew Terefe, Tilahun Teklehaymanot
BACKGROUND: African Trypanosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease with a large impact on the livelihood of the rural poor in Sub-Saharan Africa. The available drugs for managing this disease are old, expensive and are facing the problem of drug resistance. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate in vivo antitrypanosomal efficacy of aqueous and absolute methanol leaf extracts of Verbascum sinaiticum Benth. against Trypanosoma congolense field isolate. METHODS: Verbascum sinaiticum (Local name 'qetetina') is a biennial plant, and 60-150 cm tall...
2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
N A Sheikh, T R Desai, P R Tirgar
Excess of iron leads to generates free radicals, causes organ damage. Melilotus officinalis (Fabaceae) reported to have various pharmacological activities. It contains flavonoids and phenolic compounds which have iron chelating and antioxidant property. Hence, present study was designed to investigate the beneficial effects of different fractions of M. officinalis for the management of iron overload disease and its complications. Iron overload was induced by 6 IP injections of iron dextran (12.5 mg/100 g) uniformly distributed over the period of 30 days...
September 14, 2016: Drug Research
Cathlyn Akindiose, Olusegun Isaac Alatise, Olukayode Adeolu Arowolo, Augustine E Agbakwuru
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of 5% phenol in almond oil with 50% dextrose water as sclerosants in the treatment of first- to third-degree haemorrhoids. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a prospective, comparative study conducted on eighty patients with first-, second- and third-degree haemorrhoids who consented to treatment by injection sclerotherapy with either 5% phenol in almond oil or 50% dextrose water. They were randomised equally into two groups...
July 2016: Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal
Kai Asai, Tribidasari A Ivandini, Yasuaki Einaga
The electrochemical detection of oxytocin using boron-doped diamond (BDD) electrodes was studied. Cyclic voltammetry of oxytocin in a phosphate buffer solution exhibits an oxidation peak at +0.7 V (vs. Ag/AgCl), which is attributable to oxidation of the phenolic group in the tyrosyl moiety. Furthermore, the linearity of the current peaks obtained in flow injection analysis (FIA) using BDD microelectrodes over the oxytocin concentration range from 0.1 to 10.0 μM with a detection limit of 50 nM (S/N = 3) was high (R(2) = 0...
2016: Scientific Reports
Pahweenvaj Ratnatilaka Na Bhuket, Nuansri Niwattisaiwong, Patanachai Limpikirati, Phisit Khemawoot, Pasarapa Towiwat, Boonsri Ongpipattanakul, Pornchai Rojsitthisak
Four esterase inhibitors, ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid disodium (Na2EDTA), sodium fluoride (NaF), bis(4-nitrophenyl) phosphate (BNPP) and phenylmethanesulfonyl fluoride (PMSF), were evaluated for their inhibitory effects on enzymatic hydrolysis of labile phenolate esters in curcumin diethyl disuccinate (CDD), a prodrug of curcumin (CUR), in rat plasma. BNPP and PMSF at 10mM exhibited stabilization by preventing degradation of CDD. BNPP at a final concentration of 10mM was subsequently selected to prevent ex vivo metabolism of CDD throughout LC-MS/MS analysis of CDD and CUR in rat plasma...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
David Renault, Moataza A Dorrah, Amr A Mohamed, Eman A Abdelfattah, Taha T M Bassal
For herbivore insects, digesting can be somewhat challenging, as the defense mechanisms evolved by plants, including the release of phenolics like the non-protein amino acid L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA), can cause fitness costs. In addition, industrial and agricultural activities have elevated the amounts of iron that can be found in nature and more particularly FeSO4 that is used as fertilizer. Traces of iron can enhance the auto-oxidation of L-DOPA, in turn, generating reactive oxygen species (ROS) and consequently oxidative stress in insects...
August 18, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Naznin Ara Khatune, Bytul Mokaddesur Rahman, Ranjan Kumar Barman, Mir Imam Ibne Wahed
BACKGROUND: Inspite of introduction of oral hypoglycemic agents, diabetes and its related complications remains to be a major clinical problem. The aim of this study was to investigate the antidiabetic, antihyperlipidemic and antioxidant activities of Grewia asiatica (Linn) stem bark in alloxan induced diabetic rats. METHODS: Diabetes was induced by a single dose of intraperitoneal injection of alloxan (110 mg/kg) in Norwegian Long Evans rats. Ethanol extract of barks from Grewia asiatica (GAE 200 and 400 mg/kg) and metformin (150 mg/kg) were orally administered once daily for 15 days...
2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Özlem Saral, Oktay Yildiz, Rezzan Aliyazicioğlu, Esin Yuluğ, Sinan Canpolat, Ferhat Öztürk, Sevgi Kolayli
BACKGROUND/AIM: Our objective was to identify the antioxidant properties of honeybee products from Turkey, chestnut honey, pollen, propolis, and royal jelly, and their hepatoprotective activity against CCl4-induced hepatic damage in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Animals were fed with honeybee products for 7 days following CCl4 injection. Development of liver damage and oxidative stress were monitored by measuring the activities of the enzymes alanine transaminase, aspartate transaminase, malondialdehyde, superoxide dismutase, and catalase...
2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
Caihong Wang, Caisheng Wu, Lin Zhang, Jinlan Zhang
Sex steroids are involved in many physiological and pathological processes. The determination of sex steroids is essential to understand the mechanisms of human health and diseases. Derivatization techniques could specifically enhance the sensitivities for sex steroids with a given functional group. However, no derivatization reagents are available for profiling multifunctional sex steroids, including phenolic estrogens, ketolic androgens, and ketolic progestogens, in a single analytical run. In the present study, a novel method involving ultraperformance liquid chromatography coupled with triple quadrupole mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) was developed for profiling both ketolic and phenolic sex steroids in human serum using an automated injection program combined with diverter valve switch and step analysis (AIDSA)...
August 16, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
Xiaojin Shi, Yu-Hua Chen, Hao Liu, Hong-Dang Qu
Paeonol is a major phenolic compound of the Chinese herb, Cortex Moutan, and is known for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antitumor properties. The present study was designed to investigate the therapeutic potential and underlying mechanisms of paeonol on a 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine/probenecid (MPTP/p)-induced mouse model of Parkinson's disease (PD). MPTP (25 mg/kg), followed by probenecid (250 mg/kg), was administered via i.p. injection for five consecutive days to induce the mouse model of PD...
September 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Hui Li, Jian-Jun Sun, Guo-Yong Chen, Wei-Wei Wang, Zhan-Tao Xie, Gao-Feng Tang, Si-Dong Wei
Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) requires ischemia/reperfusion (I/R), which can lead to early graft injury. However, the detailed molecular mechanism of I/R injury remains unclear. Carnosic acid, as a phenolic diterpene with function of anti-inflammation, anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, anti-diabetic, as well as neuroprotective properties, is produced by many species from Lamiaceae family. Nanoparticulate drug delivery systems have been known to better the bioavailability of drugs on intranasal administration compared with only drug solutions...
August 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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