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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228978/asiatic-acid-attenuates-methamphetamine-induced-neuroinflammation-and-neurotoxicity-through-blocking-of-nf-kb-stat3-erk-and-mitochondria-mediated-apoptosis-pathway
#1
Ji-Hyun Park, Young Ho Seo, Jung-Hee Jang, Chul-Ho Jeong, Sooyeun Lee, Byoungduck Park
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine (METH) is a commonly abused drug that may result in neurotoxic effects. Recent studies have suggested that involvement of neuroinflammatory processes in brain dysfunction is induced by misuse of this drug. However, the mechanism underlying METH-induced inflammation and neurotoxicity in neurons is still unclear. In this study, we investigated whether asiatic acid (AA) effected METH-mediated neuroinflammation and neurotoxicity in dopaminergic neuronal cells. And we further determined whether the effect involved in the nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB) and signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT)3 and extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) pathway...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210992/characterization-of-the-asiatic-acid-glucosyltransferase-ugt73ah1-involved-in-asiaticoside-biosynthesis-in-centella-asiatica-l-urban
#2
Ok Tae Kim, Mei Lan Jin, Dae Young Lee, Reinhard Jetter
Centella asiatica (L.) Urban contains two ursane-type triterpene saponins, asiaticoside and madecassoside, as major secondary metabolites. In order to select candidate genes encoding UDP-glucosyltransferases (UGTs) involved in asiaticoside biosynthesis, we performed transcriptomic analysis of leaves elicited by methyl jasmonate (MeJA). Among the unigenes, 120 isotigs and 13 singletons of unique sequences were annotated as UGTs, including 37 putative full-length cDNAs, and 15 of the putative UGT genes were named according to the UGT committee nomenclature protocols...
December 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196105/asiatic-acid-ameliorates-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats-via-mitochondria-targeted-protective-mechanism
#3
Yapeng Lu, Huiwen Kan, Ying Wang, Dan Wang, Xueting Wang, Jing Gao, Li Zhu
It has been proved that asiatic acid (AA) directly targets mitochondria and acts as a mild mitochondrial uncoupler. In this study, we aim to investigate the protective effects of AA against ischemia/reperfusion (I/R)-induced liver injury in rats and some underlying mechanisms involved were elucidated. The results showed that 50mg/kg AA pre-treatment significantly reduced I/R-induced liver damage, characterized by the decreased release of aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and TNF-α. Furthermore, AA pre-treatment dramatically inhibited the production of MDA and increased the hepatic SOD, catalase activities and GSH levels in liver tissue of I/R rats which indicated that AA ameliorated I/R-induced liver damage by reducing oxidative stress...
November 28, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156799/asiatic-acid-protects-against-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-inactivation-of-kupffer-cells-via-ppar%C3%AE-nlrp3-inflammasome-signaling-pathway
#4
Ying Xu, Jun Yao, Chen Zou, Heng Zhang, Shouliang Zhang, Jun Liu, Gui Ma, Pengcheng Jiang, Wenbo Zhang
Hepatic ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) contributes to major complications in clinical practice affecting perioperative morbidity and mortality. Recent evidence suggests the key role of nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-like receptor (NLR) family pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammaosme activation on the pathogenesis of I/R injury. Asiatic acid (AA) is a pentacyclic triterpene derivative presented with versatile activities, including antioxidant, anti-inflammation and hepatoprotective effects. This study was designed to determine whether AA had potential hepatoprotective benefits against hepatic I/R injury, as well as to unveil the underlying mechanisms involved in the putative effects...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156327/asiatic-acid-and-maslinic-acid-attenuated-kainic-acid-induced-seizure-through-decreasing-hippocampal-inflammatory-and-oxidative-stress
#5
Zhi-Hong Wang, Mei-Chin Mong, Ya-Chen Yang, Mei-Chin Yin
Seizure is a neurological disorder including hippocampal oxidative and inflammatory stress, and glutamate toxicity. Thus, any agent(s) that mitigate(s) these events in hippocampus might attenuate seizure severity. The effects of asiatic acid (AA) or maslinic acid (MA) pre-administration at 20 or 40mg/kg body weight/day upon inflammatory, oxidative and apoptotic injury in hippocampus of kainic acid (KA)-treated mice were examined. KA induced seizure-like behavioral patterns, which was attenuated by AA or MA pre-administration...
November 17, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108773/asiatic-acid-abridges-pre-neoplastic-lesions-inflammation-cell-proliferation-and-induces-apoptosis-in-a-rat-model-of-colon-carcinogenesis
#6
Aktarul Islam Siddique, Vijay Mani, Senbagarani Renganathan, Rajagopal Ayyanar, Ananthi Nagappan, Nalini Namasivayam
The utmost aim of this present study was to investigate the anti-inflammatory, antiproliferative and proapoptotic potential of Asiatic acid (AA) on 1,2-dimethylhydrazine (DMH)-induced colon carcinogenesis in experimental rats. Rats were divided into six groups and received modified pellet diet for 32 weeks. Group 1 served as control rats. Group 2 received AA (4 mg/kg b.w. p.o.). Group 3-6 rats received 15 DMH (20 mg/kg b.w., s.c.) injections once a week starting from the 4th week. Besides DMH, rats received AA (4 mg/kg b...
November 6, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098838/-oral-absorption-of-asiatic-acid-nanoparticles-modified-with-peg
#7
Ya-Wen Zhang, Li-Na Yin, Xia-Ying Huang, Ze-Hua Liang, Xiao-Xiao Chen, Sheng-Hao Wang
A solvent diffusion method was used to prepare pegylated asiatic acid (AA) loaded nanostructured lipid carriers (p-AA-NLC), and the ligated intestinal circulation model was established to observe the absorption and distribution in small intestine. The concentration of AA in bile after oral administration of p-AA-NLC was detected by HPLC in healthy SD rats to indirectly evaluate the oral absorption promoting effect of PEG-modified namoparticles. The results showed that the penetration of p-AA-NLC was enhanced significantly and the transport capacity was increased greatly in small intestinal after PEG modification...
July 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098829/-difference-of-chemical-constituents-in-eucommiae-cortex-from-different-habitats-by-lc-qtof-ms-ms
#8
Ying Yan, Hui Zhao, Li-Si Zou, Xun-Hong Liu, Chuan Chai, Sheng-Nan Wang, Yu-Jiao Hua
In order to study the influence of ecological environment regarding the synthesis and accumulation of metabolites in Eucommiae Cortex, LC-QTOF MS/MS method combined with multivariate statistical analysis was used to analyze the differences of chemical constituents in Eucommiae Cortex from different habitats. Through the analysis of the multistage tandem mass spectrometry, the characteristic peaks were extracted with mass spectrometry data peak matching, peak alignment, and noise filtering. Principal component analysis (PCA) and partial least-squares discriminant analysis (PLS-DA) were used for data processing...
July 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993954/obesity-alleviating-potential-of-asiatic-acid-and-its-effects-on-acc1-ucp2-and-cpt1-mrna-expression-in-high-fat-diet-induced-obese-sprague-dawley-rats
#9
P Rameshreddy, V V Sathibabu Uddandrao, Parim Brahmanaidu, S Vadivukkarasi, Ramavat Ravindarnaik, Pothani Suresh, K Swapna, A Kalaivani, Parimi Parvathi, P Tamilmani, Ganapathy Saravanan
The present study evaluated the effects of asiatic acid (AA), a pentacyclic triterpenoid from Centella asiatica on lipid metabolism parameters in a rat model of obesity induced using a high fat diet (HFD) for 42 days. AA (20 mg/kg body weight [BW]) was administered orally once daily for 42 days, and an orlistat-treated group of rats (10 mg/kg BW) was included for comparison. Changes in BW, blood glucose levels, insulin resistance and leptin, adiponectin, amylase, and lipase levels in the blood; lipid profiles of plasma; liver antioxidants levels; and acetyl CoA carboxylase(ACC), uncoupling protein-2 (UCP2), and carnitine palmitoyltransferase-1 (CPT1) mRNA expression were observed in the experimental rats...
October 9, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930619/asiatic-acid-nullified-aluminium-toxicity-in-in-vitro-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#10
Mashoque Ahmad Rather, Arokiasamy Justin Thenmozhi, Thamilarasan Manivasagam, Jegadeesan Nataraj, Musthafa Mohamed Essa, Saravana Babu Chidambaram
Aluminium (Al) is a ubiquitously distributed environmental toxicant that lacks biological functions; however, its accumulation in the brain has been demonstrated to be linked to several neuropathological conditions particularly Alzheimer's disease (AD). Asiatic acid (AA), a triterpene extracted from Centella asiatica, has been reported to cross the blood brain barrier and also displayed antioxidant and neuroprotective activities. The present study was aimed to explore the neuroprotective effect of AA against aluminium maltolate (Al(mal)3) induced neurotoxicity by assessing cell viability, mitochondrial membrane potential, levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS), DNA damage and apoptosis (Hoechst and dual staining, comet assay; expressions of pro-apoptotic, anti-apoptotic and signaling indices) via AKT/GSK-3β signaling pathway in SH-SY 5Y  neuroblastoma cells...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930532/neuroprotective-role-of-asiatic-acid-in-aluminium-chloride-induced-rat-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#11
Mashoque Ahmad Rather, Arokiasamy Justin Thenmozhi, Thamilarasan Manivasagam, Mathiyazahan Dhivya Bharathi, Musthafa Mohamed Essa, Gilles J Guillemin
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, characterized by memory loss, cognitive impairment and personality disorders accompanied by diffuse structural abnormalities in the brain of elderly people. The current investigation explored the neuroprotective potential of asiatic acid (AA), a natural triterpene of Centella asiatica on aluminium chloride (AlCl3) induced rat model of AD. Oral administration of AlCl3 (100 mg/kg b.w.) for 42 days significantly elevated the levels of Al, activity of acetyl cholinesterase and expressions of amyloid precursor protein, amyloid beta1-42, beta and gamma secretases, glial fibrillary acidic protein, ionized calcium binding adaptor molecule 1, interleukins -1β, 6, 4, 2, tumor necrosis factor alpha, inducible nitric oxide synthase, nuclear factor- k beta and cyclooxygenase-2 in the hippocampus and cortex  compared to the control group...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924162/insights-into-the-functionality-of-endophytic-actinobacteria-with-a-focus-on-their-biosynthetic-potential-and-secondary-metabolites-production
#12
Ajit Kumar Passari, Vineet Kumar Mishra, Garima Singh, Pratibha Singh, Brijesh Kumar, Vijai Kumar Gupta, Rupak Kumar Sharma, Ratul Saikia, Anthonia O' Donovan, Bhim Pratap Singh
Endophytic actinobacteria play an important role in growth promotion and development of host plant by producing enormous quantities of novel bioactive natural products. In the present investigation, 169 endophytic actinobacteria were isolated from endospheric tissues of Rhynchotoechum ellipticum. Based on their antimicrobial potential, 81 strains were identified by 16rRNA gene analysis, which were taxonomically grouped into 15 genera. All identified strains were screened for their plant growth promoting attributes and, for the presence of modular polyketide synthases (PKSI, PKSII and nonribosomal peptide synthetase (NRPS) gene clusters to correlate the biosynthetic genes with their functional properties...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861174/protective-effect-of-asiatic-acid-in-an-experimental-cerulein-induced-model-of-acute-pancreatitis-in-mice
#13
Wenqin Xiao, Weiliang Jiang, Kai Li, Yangyang Hu, Sisi Li, Li Zhou, Rong Wan
Asiatic acid (AA), a triterpenoid derived from the medicinal plant Centella asiatica, is considered to have anti-inflammatory, anti-fibrotic and anti-tumor effects, but its effects in acute pancreatitis (AP) are unknown. Our purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of AA in a mouse model of cerulein-induced pancreatitis. We evaluated AA in an experimental model of AP induced in mice by six hourly intraperitoneal injections of cerulein 50 µg/kg. Mice were pretreated with vehicle or AA 50 mg/kg 2 h before the first cerulein injection...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856520/asiatic-acid-ameliorates-doxorubicin-induced-cardiac-and-hepato-renal-toxicities-with-nrf2-transcriptional-factor-activation-in-rats
#14
Sarika M Kamble, Chandragouda R Patil
Asiatic acid (AA), a pentacyclic triterpenoid, is a key phytoconstituent of Centella asiatica. AA is a patented as a cytotoxic substance, and it exerts cytotoxicity against Hep3B, Hela and MCF-7 cell lines. However, pentacyclic triterpenoids also modulate the expression and transcriptional activities of Nrf2 and exert cytoprotective effects. In this study, we investigated the effects of AA on the doxorubicin (DXR)-induced organ toxicities and expression of the Nrf2. DXR toxicity was induced by a single intravenous injection of 65...
August 30, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835498/structural-transitions-of-the-conserved-and-metastable-hantaviral-glycoprotein-envelope
#15
Ilona Rissanen, Robert Stass, Antra Zeltina, Sai Li, Jussi Hepojoki, Karl Harlos, Robert J C Gilbert, Juha T Huiskonen, Thomas A Bowden
Hantaviruses are zoonotic pathogens that cause severe hemorrhagic fever and pulmonary syndrome. The outer membrane of the hantavirus envelope displays a lattice of two glycoproteins, Gn and Gc, which orchestrate host cell recognition and entry. Here, we describe the crystal structure of the Gn glycoprotein ectodomain from the Asiatic Hantaan virus (HTNV), the most prevalent pathogenic hantavirus. Structural overlay analysis reveals that the HTNV Gn fold is highly similar to the Gn of Puumala virus (PUUV), a genetically and geographically distinct and less pathogenic hantavirus found predominantly in northeastern Europe, confirming that the hantaviral Gn fold is architecturally conserved across hantavirus clades...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791824/anti-enterococcal-activities-of-pentacyclic-triterpenes
#16
Dorota Wojnicz, Dorota Tichaczek-Goska, Kamila Korzekwa, Marta Kicia, Andrzej Hendrich
BACKGROUND: Asiatic (AA) and ursolic (UA) acids are widely studied phytochemicals, but their antimicrobial properties are still poorly understood. Therefore our research has focused on their activity against uropathogenic Enterococcus faecalis strains. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this research was to determine the influence of AA and UA on the growth, cell morphology, virulence factors and biofilm formation by E. faecalis strains. MATERIAL AND METHODS: AA and UA were purchased from Sigma-Aldrich...
May 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766764/bioactive-triterpenes-from-the-root-of-salvia-miltiorrhiza-bunge
#17
Nguyen Huu Tung, Kensuke Nakajima, Takuhiro Uto, Nguyen Thanh Hai, Dinh Doan Long, Tomoe Ohta, Shigeru Oiso, Hiroko Kariyazono, Yukihiro Shoyama
Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza) is a well-known medicinal herb in the oriental medicine. The current study on bioactive triterpenoid in the root of S. miltiorrhiza led to the isolation of a new highly hydroxylated ursane-type triterpene, urs-12-ene-2α,3β,7β,16α-tetraol (1) and five known ones including 2β-hydroxypomolic acid (2), maslinic acid (3), asiatic acid (4), ursolic acid (5), and oleanolic acid (6). Their structures were elucidated on the basis of extensive spectroscopic analyses and comparison with literature data...
September 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754470/oleanane-ursane-and-quinone-methide-friedelane-type-triterpenoid-derivatives-recent-advances-in-cancer-treatment
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Jorge A R Salvador, Ana S Leal, Ana S Valdeira, Bruno M F Gonçalves, Daniela P S Alho, Sandra A C Figueiredo, Samuel M Silvestre, Vanessa I S Mendes
Natural pentacyclic triterpenoids (PTs) have been often reported to exhibit a wide range of biological activities. Among them, the anticancer and anti-inflammatory activities are the most studied. Over the last two decades, the number of publications reporting the anticancer effects of PTs has risen exponentially, reflecting the increasing interest in these natural products for the development of new antineoplastic drugs. Among of the most investigated PTs regarding their anticancer properties are oleanane-, ursane and friedelane-types, including oleanolic, glycyrrhetinic, ursolic and asiatic acids, and celastrol, among others...
July 14, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738247/asiatic-acid-inhibits-lps-induced-inflammatory-response-in-human-gingival-fibroblasts
#19
Chunbo Hao, Buling Wu, Zhiming Hou, Qi Xie, Tianan Liao, Tao Wang, Dandan Ma
Asiatic acid, a triterpenoid component isolated from Centella asiatica (L.) Urban, possesses antioxidative and anti-inflammatory activities. In this study, we aimed to investigate the anti-inflammatory effects of asiatic acid both in vivo and in vitro. HGFs or RAW264.7 cells were treated with asiatic acid 1h before LPS treatment. Cell viability was measured by MTT assay. The levels of PGE2, NO, IL-6, and IL-8 were detected by ELISA. Protein expression levels were detected by western blot analysis. In vivo, asiatic acid significantly inhibited LPS-induced IL-6 and IL-8 expression levels in gingival tissues...
July 21, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736552/asiatic-acid-exhibits-anti-inflammatory-and-antioxidant-activities-against-lipopolysaccharide-and-d-galactosamine-induced-fulminant-hepatic-failure
#20
Hongming Lv, Zhimin Qi, Sisi Wang, Haihua Feng, Xuming Deng, Xinxin Ci
Inflammation and oxidative stress are essential for the pathogenesis of fulminant hepatic failure (FHF). Asiatic acid (AA), which is a pentacyclic triterpene that widely occurs in various vegetables and fruits, has been reported to possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In this study, we investigated the protective effects of AA against lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and d-galactosamine (GalN)-induced FHF and the underlying molecular mechanisms. Our findings suggested that AA treatment effectively protected against LPS/d-GalN-induced FHF by lessening the lethality; decreasing the alanine transaminase and aspartate aminotransferase levels, interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, and tumor necrosis factor-α production, malondialdehyde formation, myeloperoxidase level and reactive oxygen species generation (i...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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