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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716424/molecular-cloning-of-an-ester-forming-triterpenoid-udp-glucose-28-o-glucosyltransferase-involved-in-saponin-biosynthesis-from-the-medicinal-plant-centella-asiatica
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Fernanda de Costa, Carla J S Barber, Yeon-Bok Kim, Darwin W Reed, Haixia Zhang, Arthur G Fett-Neto, Patrick S Covello
Triterpene saponins include bioactive compounds with structures consisting of triterpene aglycones (sapogenins) and one or more sugar moieties linked through acetal or ester glycosidic linkages at one or more sites. Centella asiatica (L.) Urban is a medicinal plant that contains bioactive ursane-type saponins, such as madecassoside and asiaticoside. In this work, glucosylation of triterpenoids in C. asiatica was investigated starting with plant extracts. An enzyme capable of glucosylating asiatic and madecassic acids was partially purified...
September 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700628/asiatic-acid-protects-against-cognitive-deficits-and-reductions-in-cell-proliferation-and-survival-in-the-rat-hippocampus-caused-by-5-fluorouracil-chemotherapy
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Pornthip Chaisawang, Apiwat Sirichoat, Wunnee Chaijaroonkhanarak, Wanassanun Pannangrong, Bungorn Sripanidkulchai, Peter Wigmore, Jariya Umka Welbat
The chemotherapy drug, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), has been reported to cause cognitive impairments in cancer patients. The drug also reduces cell proliferation and survival in the brain. Asiatic acid (AA) is a triterpene compound found in Centella asiatica that can protect against reduction of neurogenesis in the hippocampus and memory deficits induced by valproic acid (VPA). In the present study, we investigated the preventive effects of AA on the deficits in spatial working memory and cell proliferation and survival caused by 5-FU chemotherapy in a rat model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686797/asiatic-acid-enhances-survival-of-human-ac16-cardiomyocytes-under-hypoxia-by-upregulating-mir-1290
#3
Kai Wu, Min Hu, Zejin Chen, Feixiang Xiang, Guojian Chen, Weihong Yan, Qing Peng, Xiaoping Chen
Asiatic acid (AA) could attenuate ischemia/reperfusion induced myocardial apoptosis through upregulating the Akt/GSK-3β/HIF-1α pathway. HIF-3α is a negative regulator of HIF-1α, whose mRNA is a potential target of miR-1290. AA could upregulate miR-1290 in non-small-cell lung cancer A549 cells. This work aimed to investigate whether AA could inhibit hypoxia induced cardiomyocyte apoptosis through regulating the miR-1290/HIF3A/HIF-1α axis. The AC16 human myocardial cell line cultured under normoxic or hypoxic conditions was treated with various doses of AA for 24 h...
July 7, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586016/protective-effects-of-asiatic-acid-in-a-spontaneous-type%C3%A2-2-diabetic-mouse-model
#4
Wen Sun, Guangyuan Xu, Xuan Guo, Guangbin Luo, Lili Wu, Yi Hou, Xiangyu Guo, Jingxin Zhou, Tunhai Xu, Lingling Qin, Yixin Fan, Li Han, Motlalepula Matsabisa, Xuesheng Ma, Tonghua Liu
Asiatic acid (AA) has been demonstrated to exhibit anti-diabetic activity. However, the mechanisms and underlying signaling pathways remain to be elucidated. The present study was performed to confirm the protective effect of AA and demonstrate its ability to regulate the phosphatidylinositol 3‑kinase (PI3K)/protein kinase B (AKT)/glycogen synthase kinase‑3β (GSK‑3β) signaling pathway in db/db mice. Db/db mice fed on a high‑fat diet were used to model diabetes mellitus. Modeled mice were divided randomly into the model control, pioglitazone hydrochloride tablet (PH) and AA groups...
August 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584443/annotation-of-gene-sequence-and-protein-structure-of-brinjal-eds1
#5
Soumya Sharma, Sarika Jaiswal, Sunil Archak
Enhanced Disease Susceptibility1 (EDS1) is a nucleo-cytoplasmic protein, known to be a key regulator of plant basal defense and effector-triggered immunity. Sequence of a single copy brinjal EDS1 gene (SmEDS1) was mined from draft brinjal genome assembly. The extracted sequence was found to be incomplete and polished with the help of transcriptome sequence data. Full-length SmEDS1 gene is 4.5kb long having three exons that coded for 1.8kb mRNA. SmEDS1 protein is a 602 amino acid long protein consisting of Lipase3 and EP domain regions...
2017: Bioinformation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553006/determination-of-mycotoxins-alkaloids-phytochemicals-antioxidants-and-cytotoxicity-in-asiatic-ginseng-ashwagandha-dong-quai-panax-ginseng
#6
Anna Filipiak-Szok, M Kurzawa, E Szłyk, M Twarużek, A Błajet-Kosicka, J Grajewski
Mycotoxins and selected hazardous alkaloids in the medicinal plants (Panax ginseng, Angelica sinensis, and Withania somnifera) and dietary supplements were determined. Purine alkaloids were found in majority of samples; however, isoquinoline alkaloids were less abundant than indole. The predominant alkaloids appear to be caffeine (purine group), harman (indole group) and berberine (isoquinoline). Examined medicinal plants and dietary supplements were contaminated by mycotoxins (especially ochratoxin A 1.72-5...
2017: Chemické Zvesti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488233/p2x7-participates-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage-induced-secondary-brain-injury-in-rats-via-mapks-signaling-pathways
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Zunjia Wen, Binbin Mei, Haiying Li, Yang Dou, Xiaodi Tian, Meifen Shen, Gang Chen
This study aimed to study the role of P2X7 in intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH)-induced secondary brain injury (SBI) and the underlying mechanisms. An autologous blood injection was used to induce ICH model in Sprague-Dawley rats, and cultured primary rat cortical neurons were exposed to oxyhemoglobin to mimic ICH in vitro. siRNA interference and over-expression of P2X7, agonists and antagonists of P2X7, p38 MAPK and ERK were exploited. The protein levels were assessed using Western blotting and immunofluorescence staining...
May 9, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381084/retraction-of-antioxidative-and-antiinflammatory-activities-of-asiatic-acid-glycyrrhizic-acid-and-oleanolic-acid-in-human-bronchial-epithelial-cells
#8
Shih-Ming Tsao, Mei-Chin Yin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 19, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320097/asiatic-acid-ameliorates-pulmonary-fibrosis-induced-by-bleomycin-blm-via-suppressing-pro-fibrotic-and-inflammatory-signaling-pathways
#9
Shu-Hong Dong, Yan-Wei Liu, Feng Wei, Hui-Zhen Tan, Zhi-Dong Han
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is known as a life-threatening disease with high mortality and limited therapeutic strategies. In addition, the molecular mechanism by which pulmonary fibrosis developed is not fully understood. Asiatic acid (AA) is a triterpenoid, isolated from Centella asiatica, exhibiting efficient anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative activities. In our study, we attempted to explore the effect of Asiatic acid on bleomycin (BLM)-induced pulmonary fibrosis in mice. The findings indicated that pre-treatment with Asiatic acid inhibited BLM-induced lung injury and fibrosis progression in mice...
May 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251074/the-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-asiatic-acid-in-lipopolysaccharide-stimulated-human-corneal-epithelial-cells
#10
Hao Chen, Xiao-Min Hua, Bai-Chen Ze, Bin Wang, Li Wei
AIM: To investigate the anti-inflammatory effects of asiatic acid (AA) on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammatory response in human corneal epithelial cells (HCECs). METHODS: Cell viability was measured using a cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8) assay. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was used to determine the mRNA expression of interleukin-8 (IL-8), interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-1β (IL-1β), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), and transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) in HCECs...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205096/pharmacological-effects-of-asiatic-acid-in-glioblastoma-cells-under-hypoxia
#11
Flourina Kumar Thakor, Ka-Wai Wan, Philip John Welsby, Gail Welsby
Glioblastoma multiforme is the most common and malignant primary brain tumor in adults. Despite current treatment options including surgery followed by radiation and chemotherapy with temozolomide and cisplatin, the median survival rate remains low (<16 months). Combined with increasing drug resistance and the inability of some compounds to cross the blood-brain barrier, novel compounds are being sought for the treatment of this disease. Here, we aimed to examine the pharmacological effect of Asiatic acid (AA) in glioblastoma under hypoxia...
June 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181071/neurotrophic-effect-of-asiatic-acid-a-triterpene-of-centella-asiatica-against-chronic-1-methyl-4-phenyl-1-2-3-6-tetrahydropyridine-hydrochloride-probenecid-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease-the-role-of-mapk-pi3k-akt-gsk3%C3%AE-and-mtor-signalling-pathways
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Jagatheesan Nataraj, Thamilarasan Manivasagam, Arokiasamy Justin Thenmozhi, Musthafa Mohamed Essa
Regulation of various signalling (Ras-MAPK, PI3K and AKT) pathways by augmented activity of neurotrophic factors (NTFs) could prevent or halt the progress of dopaminergic loss in Parkinson's disease (PD). Various in vitro and in vivo experimental studies indicated anti-parkinsonic potential of asiatic acid (AA), a pentacyclic triterpene obtained from Centella asiatica. So the present study is designed to determine the neurotrophic effect of AA against 1-methyl 4-phenyl 1, 2, 3, 6-tetrahydropyridine hydrochloride/probenecid (MPTP/p) neurotoxicity in mice model of PD...
February 8, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119810/asiatic-acid-inhibits-lung-cancer-cell-growth-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-by-destroying-mitochondria
#13
Tiancong Wu, Ji Geng, Wenjie Guo, Jing Gao, Xixu Zhu
Asiatic acid (AA), a pentacyclic triterpene found in Centella asiatica, displays significant anti-proliferative effects on cancer cells in vitro although the underlying mechanism of this effect remains unknown. This study investigated the efficacy and mechanism of action of AA against lung cancer both in vivo and in vitro. Using the MTT assay, AA was found to induce apoptosis in a dose- and time-dependent manner, an effect enhanced by pretreatment with an autophagy inhibitor. It also elevated expression of microtubule-associated protein 1 light chain 3 (LC3) and decreased the expression of p62...
January 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110191/asiatic-acid-enhances-nrf2-signaling-to-protect-hepg2-cells-from-oxidative-damage-through-akt-and-erk-activation
#14
Zhimin Qi, Xinxin Ci, Jingbo Huang, Qinmei Liu, Qinlei Yu, Junfeng Zhou, Xuming Deng
Asiatic acid (AA), a natural triterpene isolated from the plant Centella asiatica, have antioxidative potential, but the molecular mechanism of AA against oxidative stress remains unclear. Our study was performed to investigate the antioxidative effect of AA against oxidative stress and the antioxidative mechanism in tert-butyl hydroperoxide (t-BHP) -stimulated the HepG2 cells. The results showed that AA suppressed t-BHP-induced cytotoxicity, apoptosis, and reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation. Additionally, AA activated the nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) signal, which was closely related to induction Nrf2 nuclear translocation, reduction the expression of Keap1 and up-regulation the activity of the antioxidant response element (ARE)...
April 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053540/a-novel-synthetic-asiatic-acid-derivative-induces-apoptosis-and-inhibits-proliferation-and-mobility-of-gastric-cancer-cells-by-suppressing-stat3-signaling-pathway
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Gang Wang, Yue Jing, Lingsen Cao, Changchang Gong, Zhunan Gong, Xiangrong Cao
Activation of the transcription factor, signal transducers and activators of transcription 3 (STAT3), has been linked to the proliferation and migration of a variety of human cancer cells. These actions occur via the upregulation or downregulation of cell survival and tumor suppressor genes, respectively. Importantly, agents that can suppress STAT3 activation have the potential for use in the prevention and treatment of various cancers. In this study, an Asiatic acid (AA) derivative, N-(2α,3β,23-acetoxyurs-12-en-28-oyl)-l-proline methyl ester (AA-PMe), is reported to dose dependently suppress constitutive STAT3 activation in gastric cancer cells...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004603/asiatic-acid-attenuates-pre-neoplastic-lesions-oxidative-stress-biotransforming-enzymes-and-histopathological-alterations-in-1-2-dimethylhydrazine-induced-experimental-rat-colon-carcinogenesis
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Aktarul Islam Siddique, Vijay Mani, Sivaranjani Arivalagan, Nisha Susan Thomas, Nalini Namasivayam
Asiatic acid (AA), a pentacyclic triterpenoid, derived from the tropical medicinal plant Centella asiatica is known to exhibit numerous pharmacological properties. We hypothesized that AA will have chemopreventive potential against 1,2-dimethylhydrazine (DMH)-induced experimental colon carcinogenesis in male Wistar rats. Rats were arbitrarily divided into six groups. Group I rats were processed as control. Group II rats received AA (8 mg/kg b.w., p.o.) and groups III-VI rats received subcutaneous injections of DMH (20 mg/kg b...
February 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003581/triterpenes-suppress-octanoylated-ghrelin-production-in-ghrelin-expressing-human-gastric-carcinoma-cells
#17
Kensuke Nakajima, Shigeru Oiso, Takuhiro Uto, Osamu Morinaga, Yukihiro Shoyama, Hiroko Kariyazono
Ghrelin is an appetite-stimulating peptide hormone with an octanoyl modification at serine 3 that is essential for its orexigenic effect. Ghrelin O-acyltransferase (GOAT) is the enzyme that catalyzes ghrelin acylation using fatty acyl-coenzyme A as a substrate. We previously developed an assay system based on the AGS-GHRL8 cell line that produces octanoylated ghrelin in the presence of octanoic acid, and demonstrated that some fatty acids suppressed octanoylated ghrelin production. Recent studies have reported that triterpenes have anti-obesity effect...
2016: Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001462/comparative-pharmacokinetics-between-madecassoside-and-asiaticoside-presented-in-a-standardised-extract-of-centella-asiatica-eca-233-and-their-respective-pure-compound-given-separately-in-rats
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Patcharaporn Hengjumrut, Tosapol Anukunwithaya, Mayuree H Tantisira, Boonyong Tantisira, Phisit Khemawoot
1. ECa 233, the standardised extract of Centella asiatica, contains not less than 80% triterpenoid glycosides, in a madecassoside:asiaticoside ratio of 1.5 (±0.5):1. 2. The pharmacokinetic comparison of madecassoside and asiaticoside was performed in rats following intravenous and oral administration of ECa 233, or an equivalent dose of the individual compounds. Blood, tissues, urine and faeces were collected after dosing to determine drug and metabolite levels using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry...
January 18, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992940/pharmacokinetics-of-a-standardized-extract-of-centella-asiatica-eca-233-in-rats
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Tosapol Anukunwithaya, Mayuree H Tantisira, Boonyong Tantisira, Phisit Khemawoot
ECa 233, a standardized extract of Centella asiatica, has been found to exhibit various positive neurological effects and to have a good safety profile. The present study aimed to explore the disposition kinetics of ECa 233, containing madecassoside (53.1 %) and asiaticoside (32.3 %), in rats. The extract was intravenously or orally administered at doses from 50 to 200 mg/kg. Plasma, tissues, urine, and feces were collected at time points from 0 to 48 h after dosing. The levels of madecassoside and asiaticoside, as well as their postulated triterpenic metabolites, madecassic acid and asiatic acid, in biological samples, were simultaneously measured by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry...
May 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955745/asiatic-acid-pectin-hydrogel-matrix-patch-transdermal-delivery-system-influences-parasitaemia-suppression-and-inflammation-reduction-in-p-%C3%A2-berghei-murine-malaria-infected-sprague-dawley-rats
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Greanious Alfred Alfrd Mavondo, Musabayane Cephas Tagumirwa
OBJECTIVE: To report the influence of transdermal delivery of asiatic acid (AA) in Plasmodium berghei-infected Sprague Dawley rats on physicochemical changes, %parasitaemia and associated pathophysiology. METHODS: A topical once-off AA (5, 10, and 20 mg/kg)- or chloroquine (CHQ)-pectin patch was applied on the shaven dorsal neck region of Plasmodium berghei-infected Sprague Dawley rats (90-120 g) on day 7 after infection. Eating and drinking habits, weight changes, malaria effects and %parasitaemia were compared among animal groups over 21 d...
December 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
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