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Saravana Periaswamy Sivagnanam et al.
Marine drugs, 13(6), 3422-3442 (2015-06-04)
The bioactive materials in brown seaweeds hold great interest for developing new drugs and healthy foods. The oil content in brown seaweeds (Saccharina japonica and Sargassum horneri) was extracted by using environmentally friendly supercritical CO2 (SC-CO2) with ethanol as a
Md Nasim Uddin et al.
BMC complementary and alternative medicine, 15, 195-195 (2015-06-24)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressively developing neurodegenerative disorder of the brain in the elderly people. Vanda roxburghii Rbr. root has been used traditionally in Bangladesh as tonic to brain and in the treatment of nervous system disorders including AD.
Xin-Hua Lu et al.
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 19(6), 8518-8532 (2014-06-25)
The fruit physico-chemical properties, antioxidant activity and mineral contents of 26 pineapple [Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.] genotypes grown in China were measured. The results showed great quantitative differences in the composition of these pineapple genotypes. Sucrose was the dominant sugar
Anja Fiesel et al.
Archives of animal nutrition, 69(4), 276-284 (2015-06-23)
Polyphenol-rich plant products as feed supplements have been shown to exert beneficial effects on feed efficiency in piglets. However, tannins as components of polyphenol-rich plant products are able to reduce the absorption of various trace elements. The present study investigated
Asie Shojaii et al.
Journal of basic and clinical physiology and pharmacology, 26(4), 369-374 (2014-12-24)
The importance of inflammatory diseases and side effects of conventional drugs necessitate the finding of new anti-inflammatory agents from natural sources. In this study, for the first time, the anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of the aqueous extract of Astragalus arbusculinus
Li Liu et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters, 22(1), 154-163 (2011-12-06)
The binding between the estrogen receptor α (ER-α) and a variety of compounds in traditional Chinese formulae, Si-Wu-Tang (SWT) series decoctions, was studied using a stably-transfected human breast cancer cell line (MVLN). In 38 compounds tested from SWT series decoctions
Xiaoyan Xu et al.
PloS one, 9(5), e96780-e96780 (2014-05-13)
Many traditionally used herbs demonstrate significantly better pharmacological effects when used in combination than when used alone. However, the mechanism underlying this synergism is still poorly understood. This study aimed to investigate the synergistic antioxidant activity of Astragalus membranaceus (AME)
Mohammad Taghi Mansouri et al.
Food chemistry, 138(2-3), 1028-1033 (2013-02-16)
Free radical-induced neural damage is implicated in neurodegenerative diseases and antioxidants have protective activity. In the present study, we examined the effect of gallic acid (GA; 50, 100 and 200mg/kg, p.o. for 10 days) on memory deficit and cerebral oxidative
Wen-Cheng Huang et al.
Food & function, 6(8), 2550-2560 (2015-06-23)
Propionibacterium acnes is a key pathogen involved in acne inflammation. Wild bitter melon (WBM, Momordica charantia L. var. abbreviate Seringe) is consumed as both a vegetable and as folk medicine in Taiwan. We examined the inhibitory activity of the total
Marija Karapandzova et al.
Natural product communications, 10(6), 987-990 (2015-07-23)
Flavonoids and other phenolic compounds in young needles of four pine species, Pinus peuce, P. nigra, P. mugo and P. sylvestris from the Macedonian flora were investigated. The amount of total phenols and total flavonoids were determined using Folin-Ciocalteau and
Onyinye Ezeh et al.
Food chemistry, 194, 354-361 (2015-10-17)
Tiger nut (Cyperus esculentus) tuber contains oil that is high in monounsaturated fatty acids, and this oil makes up about 23% of the tuber. The study aimed at evaluating the impact of several factors and enzymatic pre-treatment on the recovery
Tidjani Amza et al.
Journal of food science and technology, 52(5), 2770-2778 (2015-04-22)
The antioxidant capacity of gingerbread plum kernel protein fraction (albumin, globulin and glutelin) hydrolysates (GPKH) was studied. Gingerbread plum kernel protein fractions were hydrolyzed through a combined action of two digestive enzymes (pespsin and trypsin). The hydrolyzed fractions were subjected
Hsin-Lun Huang et al.
Journal of medicinal food, 18(6), 663-676 (2015-02-05)
Intestinal microflora and inflammation are associated with the risk of inflammatory bowel diseases. Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) has various bioactivities, but its effect on colon health remains unknown. This study focused on the effects of fermented noni fruit extracts on
Kayleigh A Clarke et al.
Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences, 972, 29-37 (2014-10-13)
The simultaneous analysis of free-form and conjugated flavonoids in the same sample is difficult but necessary to properly estimate their bioavailability. A method was developed to optimise the extraction of both free and conjugated forms of catechins and metabolites in
Jaswinder Pal Singh et al.
The Journal of surgical research, 187(2), 631-639 (2014-01-18)
Gallic acid is a polyphenolic compound and is reported to be renoprotective because of its antioxidant activity in various preclinical studies. Gallic acid has been reported to activate peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR-γ) in vitro. However, the relevance of the interplay
Andrzej L Dawidowicz et al.
Journal of food science and technology, 52(7), 4523-4529 (2015-07-04)
The presented paper shows the influence of temperature increase in the range typically used during antioxidant measurements (15-35 °C) on the estimation of antioxidant properties of phenolic compounds (caffeic acid, ferulic acid, gallic acid, trolox, butylhydroxyanisole, butylhydroxytoluene and 2,6-diisopropylphenol) in associating
Ashfaq Ahmad et al.
Drug design, development and therapy, 14, 2165-2178 (2020-07-02)
The current study was designed to synthesize derivatives of succinimide and compare their biological potency in anticholinesterase, alpha-glucosidase inhibition, and antioxidant assays. In this research, two succinimide derivatives including (S)-1-(2,5-dioxo-1-phenylpyrrolidin-3-yl) cyclohexanecarbaldehyde (Compound 1) and (R)-2-((S)-2,5-dioxo-1-phenylpyrrolidin-3-yl)-2-phenylpropanal (Compound 2) were synthesized using
José Agustín Tapia-Hernández et al.
Journal of food science, 84(4), 818-831 (2019-02-26)
Currently, electrospraying is a novel process for obtaining the nanoparticles from biopolymers. Zein nanoparticles have been obtained by this method and used to protect both hydrophilic and hydrophobic antioxidant molecules from environmental factors. The objective of this work was to
Alper Gökbulut et al.
Natural product communications, 8(4), 475-478 (2013-06-07)
Three Inula species, I. viscosa, I. helenium ssp. turcoracemosa and I. montbretiana, collected from different locations of Anatolia were investigated for their antioxidant and antimicrobial potential, and their total phenolic content and phenolic composition. Antioxidant activities of various extracts of
Chamira Dilanka Fernando et al.
Nutrition journal, 14, 74-74 (2015-08-01)
Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world which is second only to water. Tea contains a broad spectrum of active ingredients which are responsible for its health benefits. The composition of constituents extracted to the tea brew depends
Vesna Rastija et al.
European journal of medicinal chemistry, 44(1), 400-408 (2008-04-12)
Quantitative structure activity relationships (QSAR) were obtained describing the antioxidant activity of the main pharmacologically active polyphenols of wine, using molecular properties and descriptors derived from the 2D and 3D representations of molecules. The best models for the prediction of
Aina Ramsay et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 63(43), 9471-9479 (2015-10-21)
Little information exists on the effects of ensiling on condensed tannins or proanthocyanidins. The acetone-butanol-HCl assay is suitable for measuring proanthocyanidin contents in a wide range of samples, silages included, but provides limited information on proanthocyanidin composition, which is of
Janique Vandal et al.
Pharmaceutical biology, 53(6), 800-806 (2015-02-24)
The number of multidrug resistant (MDR) microorganisms is increasing and the antimicrobial resistance expressed by these pathogens is generating a rising global health crisis. In fact, there are only a few antimicrobial agents left that can be used against MDR
Wan-Su Kim et al.
The Korean journal of physiology & pharmacology : official journal of the Korean Physiological Society and the Korean Society of Pharmacology, 19(1), 21-27 (2015-01-22)
The anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties of artemisinin derived from water, methanol, ethanol, or acetone extracts of Artemisia annua L. were evaluated. All 4 artemisinin-containing extracts had anti-inflammatory effects. Of these, the acetone extract had the greatest inhibitory effect on
N Mihailovic-Stanojevic et al.
Plant foods for human nutrition (Dordrecht, Netherlands), 68(3), 235-240 (2013-07-06)
The low incidence of cardiovascular disease in Mediterranean countries leads to an increased interest of the scientific community for the Mediterranean diet. Our aim was to evaluate total phenol and flavonoid contents, antioxidant capacity, free radical scavenging activity and potential
Margreet R Olthof et al.
The Journal of nutrition, 133(6), 1806-1814 (2003-05-29)
Dietary phenols are antioxidants, and their consumption might contribute to the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Coffee and tea are major dietary sources of phenols. Dietary phenols are metabolized extensively in the body. Lack of quantitative data on their metabolites hinders
Hakki Mevlut Ozcan et al.
Artificial cells, nanomedicine, and biotechnology, 42(4), 256-261 (2013-02-01)
In this study, a novel fresh broad (Vicia faba) tissue homogenate-based biosensor for determination of phenolic compounds was developed. The biosensor was constructed by immobilizing tissue homogenate of fresh broad (Vicia faba) on to glassy carbon electrode. For the stability
Mira Rosenblat et al.
BioFactors (Oxford, England), 41(4), 273-288 (2015-08-01)
Atherogenesis is associated with macrophage cholesterol and oxidized lipids accumulation and foam cell formation. However, two other major lipid-metabolizing cell classes, namely intestinal and liver cells, are also associated with atherogenesis. This study demonstrates that manipulations of cellular oxidative stress
Mst Shahnaj Parvin et al.
BMC research notes, 8, 412-412 (2015-09-06)
The various parts of Cresecentia cujete have some important biological activities. In folklore medicine leaves are used to treat hematomas, tumors and hypertension. Fruit decoction is used to treat diarrhea, stomachaches, cold, bronchitis, cough, asthma, and urethritis. The present study
Dieter Schemeth et al.
Analytica chimica acta, 885, 199-206 (2015-08-02)
In this study we report the novel polymeric resin poly(N-vinyl imidazole/ethylene glycol dimethacrylate) for the purification and isolation of phenolic acids. The monomer to crosslinker ratio and the porogen composition were optimized for isolating phenolic acids diluted in acetonitrile at
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