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J Wound Care ; 28(Sup10): S26-S36, 2019 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31600102


OBJECTIVE: To assess the wound healing potential of Pimpinella anisum on cutaneous wounds in diabetic rats. METHOD: Full-thickness excisional wounds were made on the back of male, Sprague-Dawley rats with diabetes. The rats were randomly allocated into four treatment groups: 1ml basal cream; tetracycline (3%); Pimpinella anisum 10% for 14 days; and a control group. At days seven, 14 and 21 post-injury, five animals of each group were euthanised, and wounds were assessed through gross, histopathological and oxidant/antioxidant evaluations. Additionally, the dry matter and hydroxyproline contents of the skin samples were measured. RESULTS: A total of 60 rats were used in the study. A significant decrease in the wound size was observed in treated animals with Pimpinella anisum compared with other groups during the experiment. Additionally, treatment with Pimpinella anisum decreased the number of lymphocytes and improved the number of fibroblasts at the earlier stages and increased a number of fibrocytes at the later stages of wound healing. Other parameters such as re-epithelialisation, tissue alignment, greater maturity of collagen fibres and large capillary-sized blood vessels revealed significant changes when compared with the control. Pimpinella anisum significantly reverted oxidative changes of total antioxidant capacity, malondialdehyde and glutathione peroxidase induced by diabetic wounds (p<0.05). Furthermore, it significantly increased the dry matter and hydroxyproline contents at various stages of wound healing (p<0.05). CONCLUSION: The present study showed that application of Pimpinella anisum extract promotes wound healing activity in diabetic rats. The wound-healing property of Pimpinella anisum can be attributed to the phytoconstituents present in the plant.

J Photochem Photobiol B ; 197: 111556, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31326842


Facile green synthesis of copper nanoparticles from different biological procedures has been indicated, but among all, biosynthesis of copper nanoparticles from medicinal plants is considered as the most suitable method. The use of medicinal plant material increases the therapeutical effects of copper nanoparticles. The aim of this study was green synthesis of copper nanoparticles from aqueous extract of Falcaria vulgaris leaf (CuNPs) and assessment of their cytotoxicity, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, and cutaneous wound healing properties. These nanoparticles were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) analysis. The synthesized CuNPs had great cell viability dose-dependently (Investigating the effect of the CuNPs on human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) line) and indicated this method was nontoxic. Also, 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) test was done to assess the antioxidant activities, which indicated similar antioxidant potentials for CuNPs and butylated hydroxytoluene. In part of cutaneous wound healing property of CuNPs, after creating the cutaneous wound, the rats were randomly divided into six groups: treatment with 0.2% CuNPs ointment, treatment with 0.2% CuSO4 ointment, treatment with 0.2% F. vulgaris ointment, treatment with 3% tetracycline ointment, treatment with Eucerin basal ointment, and untreated control. These groups were treated for 10 days. Treatment with CuNPs ointment remarkably increased (p ≤ .01) the wound contracture, vessel, hexosamine, hydroxyl proline, hexuronic acid, fibrocyte, and fibrocytes/fibroblast rate and substantially reduced (p ≤ .01) the wound area, total cells, neutrophil, and lymphocyte compared to other groups. In antibacterial and antifungal parts of this research, the concentration of CuNPs with minimum dilution and no turbidity was considered minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC). To determine minimum fungicidal concentration (MFC) and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC), 60 µL MIC and three preceding chambers were cultured on Sabouraud Dextrose Agar and Muller Hinton Agar, respectively. The minimum concentration with no fungal and bacterial growth were considered MFC and MBC, respectively. CuNPs inhibited the growth of all fungi at 2-4 mg/mL concentrations and removed them at 4-8 mg/mL concentrations (p ≤ .01). In case of antibacterial effects of CuNPs, they inhibited the growth of all bacteria at 2-8 mg/mL concentrations and removed them at 4-16 mg/mL concentrations (p ≤ .01). The results of XRD, FT-IR, UV, TEM, and FE-SEM confirm that the aqueous extract of F. vulgaris leaf can be used to yield copper nanoparticles with notable amount of antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, and cutaneous wound healing potentials without any cytotoxicity. Further clinical trials are necessary for confirmation these therapeutical effects of CuNPs in human.

Apiaceae/química , Cobre/química , Nanopartículas Metálicas/química , Extratos Vegetais/química , Animais , Antibacterianos/síntese química , Antibacterianos/química , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Antifúngicos/síntese química , Antifúngicos/química , Antifúngicos/farmacologia , Antioxidantes/química , Apiaceae/metabolismo , Candida/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias Gram-Negativas/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias Gram-Positivas/efeitos dos fármacos , Química Verde , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana , Humanos , Masculino , Nanopartículas Metálicas/toxicidade , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Folhas de Planta/química , Folhas de Planta/metabolismo , Ratos , Pele/efeitos dos fármacos , Pele/patologia , Cicatrização/efeitos dos fármacos
J Photochem Photobiol B ; 192: 103-112, 2019 Mar.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30731424


The purpose of the recent research was to assess the chemical characterization and antioxidant, cytotoxic, antibacterial, and antifungal effects of Allium Saralicum R.M. Fritsch leaves. After identification of the plant, its ethanolic extract was obtained using Soxhlet extractor without leaving any chemicals in it. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS) was performed to detect the percentage, retention index, and time of A. Saralicum compounds. Agar diffusion tests were applied to determine the antibacterial and antifungal characteristics. In agar disk diffusion test, dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) was used as negative control, while antibacterial (Difloxacin, Chloramphenicol, Streptomycin, Gentamicin, Oxytetracycline, Ampicillin, and Amikacin) and antifungal (Fluconazole, Itraconazole, Miconazole, Amphotericin B, and Nystatin) antibiotics were used as positive controls. Macro broth tube test was run to determine Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC). The findings indicated that linolenic acid, methyl ester was the most frequent constituent found in A. Saralicum. Indeed, A. Saralicum showed higher antibacterial and antifungal properties than all standard antibiotics (p ≤ .01). Also, A. Saralicum prevented the growth of all bacteria and fungi at 15-125 mg/mL concentrations and destroyed them at 15-250 mg/mL concentrations (p ≤ .01). DPPH free radical scavenging test was carried out to examine the antioxidant effect, which indicated similar antioxidant activity with butylated hydroxy toluene (BHT) as a positive control. The synthesized ethanolic extract had great cell viability dose-dependently and demonstrated this method was nontoxic for synthesizing A. Saralicum. In conclusion, the findings showed the useful antioxidant, non-cytotoxic, antibacterial, and antifungal effects of A. Saralicum ethanolic extract.

Allium/química , Anti-Infecciosos/farmacologia , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Ésteres/análise , Ácido alfa-Linoleico/análise , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Antifúngicos/farmacologia , Ésteres/farmacologia , Extratos Vegetais/química , Folhas de Planta/química , Ácido alfa-Linoleico/farmacologia
Int J Biol Macromol ; 2018 Nov 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30508544


In this work, a novel impedimetric biosensor has been fabricated for detection of DNA damage induced by doxorubicin (DX). Cytochrome P450 reductase (CPR) is required for electron transfer from nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) to cytochrome P450 (CP450) which causes DX to undergo a one-electron reduction of the p-quinone residue to form the semiquinone radical resulting in the generation of free hydroxyl radical which causes DNA damage. After modification of bare glassy carbon electrode (GCE) with multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and chitosan (Ch), CPR and CP450 were co-immobilized onto the surface of Ch/MWCNTs/GCE by cross-linking CPR, CP450 and Ch through addition of glutaraldehyde. Then, the DNA was assembled onto the surface of CPRCP450/Ch/MWCNTs/GCE to fabricate the biosensor (DNA/CPRCP450/Ch/MWCNTs/GCE). Modifications applied to the bare GCE to fabricate the biosensor were characterized by CV, EIS and SEM. The DNA/CPRCP450/Ch/MWCNTs/GCE was treated in the damaging solution (DX + NADPH) which caused a significant DNA damage and the exposed DNA bases reduced the electrostatic repulsion of the negatively charged redox probe leading to Faradaic impedance changes. Performance of the biosensor for detection of DNA damage in the presence of Spinach extract was also examined and finally, an indirect impedimetric method was developed for determination of DX.

Int J Biol Macromol ; 120(Pt A): 587-595, 2018 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30170050


In this work, we have fabricated a novel amperometric cholesterol (CHO) biosensor because of the importance of determination of CHO levels in blood which is an important parameter for diagnosis and prevention of disease. To achieve this goal, cholesterol oxidase, cholesterol esterase and horseradish peroxidase were simultaneously co-immobilized onto a glassy carbon electrode (GCE) modified with gold nanoparticles/chitin-ionic liquid/poly(3,4-ethylenedioxypyrrole)/graphene-multiwalled carbon nanotubes-1,1'-ferrocenedicarboxylic acid-ionic liquid. Modifications applied to the bare GCE were characterized by cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The biosensor detected CHO in linear ranges of 0.1-25 µM and 25-950 µM with a detection limit of 0.07 µM. The sensitivity of the biosensor was estimated to be 6.6 µA µM-1 cm-2, its response time was <5 s and Michaelis-Menten constant was calculated to be 0.12 µM. Results obtained in this study revealed that the biosensor was selective, sensitive, stable, repeatable and reproducible. Finally, the biosensor was successfully applied to the determination of CHO levels in rats plasma.

Int. j. morphol ; 36(2): 750-757, jun. 2018. tab, graf
Artigo em Inglês | LILACS | ID: biblio-954181


Trachyspermum ammi (T. ammi) has been used in folk medicine as anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antibacterial, antifungal agent. The present study was conducted to investigate the protective effect of Trachyspermum ammi (T. ammi) essential oil against CC14- induced nephrotoxicity in mice. Thirty-five mice were divided into five groups as follows; positive control received olive oil 1 mL/ kg/ip, negative control received CC14 1 mg/kg/ip + 0.5 mL distilled water orally and tree treatment groups which received CC14 similar to the negative control and 200, 800 and 1600 µg/kg of T. ammi essential oil, respectively. All treatments were done twice a week (Saturday and Wednesday) for 45 days. On the last day, blood was sampled for urea and creatinine assessment and the left kidney was removed for stereological estimations. Essential oil of T. ammi at high dose significantly (p ≤ 0.05) decreased serum levels of creatinine and urea in comparison with CC14-treated group. Total volume of the kidney, cortex, proximal convoluted tubules (PC), glomerulus, vessels and interstitial tissue as well as total length of PC and vessel were significantly (p ≤ 0.05) increased following CC14 administration and were restored toward normal levels at high dose of T. ammi. Also, high dose of T. ammi improved glomerular loss significantly (p ≤ 0.05) as compared with CC14-treated group. Due to the chemical composition of T. ammi essential oil such as tymol, p-cymene, γ-terpinene which are antioxidant, it can be concluded that the essential oil of T. ammi can ameliorated renal injury induced following CC14 toxicity via its antioxidant components.

En la medicina popular se ha utilizado el aceite esencial de Trachyspermum ammi (T. ammi) como agente antiinflamatorio, antipirético, antibacteriano y anti fúngico. El presente estudio se realizó para investigar el efecto protector de Trachyspermum ammi (T. ammi) aceite esencial contra la nefrotoxicidad inducida en ratones. Treinta y cinco ratones fueron divididos en cinco grupos de la siguiente manera; el control positivo recibió 1 mL / kg / ip de aceite de oliva, el control negativo recibió 1 mg / kg / ip + 0,5 mL de agua destilada por vía oral y grupos de tratamiento arbóreo que recibieron un control similar al negativo y 200, 800 y 1600 mg / kg de T. aceite esencial de T. ammi, respectivamente. Todos los tratamientos se realizaron dos veces por semana (sábado y miércoles) durante 45 días. En el último día de tratamiento, se tomaron muestras de sangre para evaluar la urea y la creatinina, y se extrajo el riñón izquierdo para realizar estimaciones estereológicas. El aceite esencial de T. ammi a dosis altas significativamente (p ≤ 0,05) disminuyó los niveles séricos de creatinina y urea en comparación con el grupo tratado. El volumen total del riñón, la corteza, los túbulos contorneados proximales (PC), el glomérulo, los vasos y el tejido intersticial, así como la longitud total de la PC y el vaso aumentaron significativamente (p ≤ 0,05) después de la administración y se restablecieron a niveles normales con dosis altas de T. ammi. Además, una dosis alta de T. ammi mejoró significativamente la pérdida glomerular (p ≤ 0,05) en comparación con el grupo tratado. Debido a la composición química del aceite esencial de T. ammi como timol, p-cimeno, 𝛾-terpineno con propiedades antioxidantes, se puede concluir que el aceite esencial de T. ammi puede mejorar la lesión renal inducida después de la toxicidad a través de sus componentes antioxidantes.

Animais , Masculino , Camundongos , Óleos Voláteis/administração & dosagem , Tetracloreto de Carbono/toxicidade , Apiaceae , Nefropatias/prevenção & controle , Óleos Voláteis/química , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Nefropatias/induzido quimicamente , Cromatografia Gasosa-Espectrometria de Massas , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C