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Yakugaku Zasshi ; 140(10): 1251-1258, 2020.
Artigo em Japonês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32999204

RESUMO

Natural materials such as crude drugs and foods are mixtures composed of various metabolites. Metabolic profiling is often used to identify possible correlations between a compound's metabolic profile and pharmacologic activity. Direct-injection electron ionization-mass spectrometry (DI-EI-MS) is a novel metabolomics method useful for characterizing biological materials. This review demonstrates the establishment of a DI-EI-MS method for metabolic profiling using several closely related lichen species: Cladonia krempelhuberi, C. gracilis, C. pseudogymnopoda, and C. ramulosa. The qualitative DI-EI-MS method was used to profile major and/or minor constituents in extracts of lichen samples. Each lichen sample could be distinguished by altering the DI-EI-MS electron energy and examining the resulting data using one-way analysis of variance. We also attempted to predict pharmacologic activity using DI-EI-MS metabolomics. Blueberry leaf extracts inhibited the proliferation of adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) cells. Blueberry leaf extracts could be distinguished by principal component analysis based on the absolute intensity of characteristic fragment ions. Twenty cultivars were categorized into four species, and the most appropriate discriminative marker m/z value for identifying each cultivar was selected statistically. Components extracted based on DI-EI-MS analyses could be used to construct a model to predict ATL cell bioactivity. These data suggest that the novel DI-EI-MS metabolomics method is suitable for identifying species of natural materials and predicting their pharmacologic activity. This approach could enhance public health by facilitating evaluations of pharmacologic activity and functionality, leading to the elimination of counterfeit products.


Assuntos
Produtos Biológicos/metabolismo , Produtos Biológicos/farmacologia , Mirtilos Azuis (Planta)/química , Mirtilos Azuis (Planta)/metabolismo , Líquens/metabolismo , Metabolômica , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Previsões , Humanos , Leucemia-Linfoma de Células T do Adulto/patologia , Espectrometria de Massas/métodos , Metabolômica/métodos , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5015-5024, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878789

RESUMO

BACKGROUND/AIM: Despite being a rare disease, melanoma is considered the most dangerous skin cancer due to its highly invasive and aggressive nature, and still requires for more effective treatments. The aim of this study was to evaluate the in vitro anti-melanoma potential of Ephedranthus pisocarpus R.E.Fr. (Annonaceae), a popular Brazilian plant with medicinal properties. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Initially, the ethanolic extract (EtOH) was obtained from E. pisocarpus leaves and later partitioned using increasing polarity solvents. The anti-melanoma potential of E. pisocarpus was assessed by spectrophotometry and its cytotoxicity determined by the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay and confocal microscopy. RESULTS: We demonstrated that the EtOH extract and fractions from E. pisocarpus had a moderate photoprotective action (FPS 3.0-5.0) against UVA radiation. Interestingly, the dichloromethane fraction presented higher anti-melanoma activity against B16-F10 (IC50=46.8 µg/ml) and SK-MEL-28 cells (IC50=40.1 µg/ml) and lesser toxicity on normal cells. Additionally, our study reported that spathulenol, one of the major constituents from E. pisocarpus, acts through an apoptosis-dependent mechanism in SK-MEL-28 cells. CONCLUSION: The present study demonstrated, for the first time, the in vitro anti-melanoma potential of E. pisocarpus against melanoma cells.


Assuntos
Annonaceae/química , Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/farmacologia , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Animais , Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/química , Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/isolamento & purificação , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Brasil , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Citotoxicidade Imunológica , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Hemólise , Humanos , Melanoma Experimental , Camundongos , Estrutura Molecular , Extratos Vegetais/química , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5201-5210, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878808

RESUMO

BACKGROUND/AIM: Persimmon (Diospyros kaki L.) leaves are popular as a tea infusion in Asia and their main active ingredients are flavonoids. The present study aimed to explore the anticancer properties of flavonoids isolated from persimmon leaves (PLF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We investigated the in vitro anti-proliferative activity of PLF against several human cancer cell lines. Apoptosis and intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) induced by PLF were accessed using high-content analysis with florescent staining. The ability of PLF to scavenge free radicals was evaluated by 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) assay. RESULTS: PLF demonstrated significant inhibition of proliferation of liver, breast, and colorectal cancer cells in vitro. PLF induced apoptosis and increased intracellular ROS levels in HCT116 (colorectal cancer) and HepG2 (liver cancer) cells. In addition, PLF showed strong free radical scavenging ability. CONCLUSION: The anti-proliferation activity of PLF against cancer cells was related to the induction of apoptosis and oxidative stress.


Assuntos
Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Diospyros/química , Flavonoides/farmacologia , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Folhas de Planta/química , Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/química , Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/isolamento & purificação , Antioxidantes/química , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Flavonoides/química , Flavonoides/isolamento & purificação , Humanos , Extratos Vegetais/química , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo
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Life Sci ; 258: 118222, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32768577

RESUMO

AIMS: We previously reported that fenugreek-derived 4-hydroxyisoleucine ameliorates insulin resistance via regulation of TNF-α converting enzyme (TACE) expression. In the present study, we further investigate the effects and mechanisms of fenugreek on obesity-induced inflammation and insulin signaling in the high-fat diet (HFD)-challenged obese mice. MAIN METHODS: After 12 weeks of HFD intervention, mice were treated with the low or high dosages of fenugreek. Serum levels of glucose, insulin, lipid profile, inflammation cytokines, and adipokines were detected. Macrophage infiltration and adipose tissue morphology were observed. Western blot was conducted to investigate the expressions of inactive rhomboid 2 (iRhom2) and TACE as well as other signaling pathways in subcutaneous adipose tissue. KEY FINDINGS: We showed that fenugreek significantly suppressed body weight gain and fat accumulation in HFD-challenged obese mice. Meanwhile, fasting glucose, insulin, and HOMA-IR in fenugreek-treated mice were remarkably decreased, which were properly explained by fenugreek-induced activation of the insulin receptor signaling pathway. Moreover, the anti-inflammatory properties of fenugreek were shown by the decrease of systemic and local expressions of pro-inflammatory cytokines as well as reduced macrophage infiltration into adipose tissue. Additionally, fenugreek markedly deactivated NF-κB and JNK pathways. Finally, we demonstrated that fenugreek strikingly repressed the transcriptions and expressions of iRhom2 and TACE. SIGNIFICANCE: Fenugreek shows an encouraging and promising property in ameliorating insulin resistance and suppressing inflammation in obesity, which might be realized by fenugreek-mediated inhibition of iRhom2/TACE axis-facilitated TNF-α release from adipocytes.


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Proteína ADAM17/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas de Transporte/antagonistas & inibidores , Mediadores da Inflamação/antagonistas & inibidores , Resistência à Insulina/fisiologia , Obesidade/tratamento farmacológico , Trigonella , Proteína ADAM17/sangue , Animais , Proteínas de Transporte/sangue , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Regulação para Baixo/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação para Baixo/fisiologia , Inflamação/sangue , Inflamação/tratamento farmacológico , Mediadores da Inflamação/sangue , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Obesidade/sangue , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Extratos Vegetais/uso terapêutico , Sementes
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0235723, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32797045

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Mixtures of drugs often have greater therapeutic value than any of their constituent drugs alone, and such combination therapies are widely used to treat diseases such as cancer, malaria, and viral infections. However, developing useful drug mixtures is challenging due to complex interactions between drugs. Natural substances can be fruitful sources of useful drug mixtures because secondary metabolites produced by living organisms do not often act in isolation in vivo. In order to facilitate the study of interactions within natural substances, a new analytical method to quantify interactions using data generated in the process of bioassay-guided fractionation is presented here: the extract fractional inhibitory concentration index (EFICI). The EFICI method uses the framework of Loewe additivity to calculate fractional inhibitory concentration values by which interactions can be determined for any combination of fractions that make up a parent extract. The EFICI method was applied to data on the bioassay-guided fractionation of Lechea mucronata and Schinus terebinthifolia for growth inhibition of the pathogenic bacterium Acinetobacter baumannii. The L. mucronata extract contained synergistic interactions (EFICI = 0.4181) and the S. terebinthifolia extract was non-interactive overall (EFICI = 0.9129). Quantifying interactions in the bioassay-guided fractionation of natural substances does not require additional experiments and can be useful to guide the experimental process and to support the development of standardized extracts as botanical drugs.


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Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Produtos Biológicos/farmacologia , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Infecções por Acinetobacter/tratamento farmacológico , Acinetobacter baumannii/efeitos dos fármacos , Anacardiaceae/química , Antibacterianos/isolamento & purificação , Produtos Biológicos/isolamento & purificação , Fracionamento Químico , Descoberta de Drogas , Avaliação Pré-Clínica de Medicamentos/métodos , Sinergismo Farmacológico , Humanos , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação
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Food Chem ; 332: 127429, 2020 Dec 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32645678

RESUMO

Thermal processing is a traditional method for processing hawthorn into food or medicine. In this study, the compositions of free and bound phenolic compounds in raw hawthorn were analyzed by ultra-performance liquid chromatography quadrupole-time of flight mass spectrometry, and the effect of thermal processing on phenolics and antioxidant activity was determined. Among the phenolics identified in unheated hawthorn, 26 were soluble, while only 10 were insoluble-bound. Thermal processing caused a significant reduction in total soluble phenolics content, but an increase in total insoluble-bound phenolics (p < 0.05). Procyanidin B2 and epicatechin showed the largest decreases in content, and were not detected in well-cooked hawthorn. The antioxidant activity also clearly decreased, with the chlorogenic acid, procyanidin B2, hyperoside, and isoquercetin contents correlating significantly (p < 0.05) with antioxidant activity. In general, the effect of thermal processes on phenolics and antioxidant activity was dependent on the types of phenolics and processing conditions.


Assuntos
Antioxidantes/química , Crataegus/química , Manipulação de Alimentos/métodos , Fenóis/química , Extratos Vegetais/química , Antioxidantes/isolamento & purificação , Cromatografia Líquida , Temperatura Alta , Fenóis/isolamento & purificação , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação
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Food Chem ; 333: 127494, 2020 Dec 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32663754

RESUMO

Sorghum derived 3-deoxyanthocyanin (DXA) pigments are stable relative to their anthocyanin analogs, and are of growing interest in food applications. However, the 3DXA are poorly extractable from grain tissue. This work aimed to determine the relative stability and extractability of sorghum 3-DXA vs anthocyanins from maize and cowpea under microwave-assisted extraction (MAE). UV-Vis and UPLC-MS/MS spectrometry were used to characterize the properties. The 3-DXA remained structurally stable to MAE conditions up to 1200 W/100 °C/30 min. MAE increased sorghum 3-DXA yield 100% versus control (3100 vs 1520 mg/g). On the other hand, both maize and cowpea anthocyanins were unstable and rapidly degraded under MAE. Cell wall-derived ferulate esters were detected in sorghum and maize MAE extracts, indicating cell wall degradation occurred during MAE. Thus the enhanced extraction of 3-DXA under MAE was due to their structural stability, along with improved diffusion from cell matrix due to microwave-induced sorghum cell wall disruption.


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Antocianinas/química , Antocianinas/isolamento & purificação , Extratos Vegetais/química , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação , Sorghum/química , Vigna/química , Zea mays/química , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão , Cromatografia Líquida , Grão Comestível/química , Micro-Ondas , Sementes/química , Espectrometria de Massas em Tandem
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Rev Cardiovasc Med ; 21(2): 275-287, 2020 Jun 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32706215

RESUMO

Inflammation and oxidative stress are involved in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis, hypertension and ischemic heart disease. Natural products play an important role as nutritional supplements with potential health benefits in cardiovascular diseases. Polygonum minus (PM) is an aromatic plant that is widely used as a flavoring agent in cooking and has been recognized as a plant with various medicinal properties including antioxidative and anti-inflammatory actions. Phytoconstituents found in PM such as phenolic and flavonoid compounds contribute to the plant's antioxidative and anti-inflammatory effects. We conducted this review to systematically identify articles related to the antioxidative and anti-inflammatory activities of PM. A computerized database search was conducted on Ovid MEDLINE, PubMed, Scopus, and ACS publication, from 1946 until May 2020, and the following keywords were used: 'Kesum OR Polygonum minus OR Persicaria minor' AND 'inflammat* OR oxida* OR antioxida*'. A total of 125 articles were obtained. Another eight additional articles were identified through Google Scholar and review articles. Altogether, 17 articles were used for data extraction, comprising 16 articles on antioxidant and one article on anti-inflammatory activity of PM. These studies consist of 14 in vitro studies, one in vivo animal study, one combined in vitro and in vivo study and one combined in vitro and ex vivo study. All the studies reported that PM exhibits antioxidative and anti-inflammatory activities which are most likely attributed to its high phenolic and flavonoid content.


Assuntos
Anti-Inflamatórios/uso terapêutico , Antioxidantes/uso terapêutico , Flavonoides/uso terapêutico , Mediadores da Inflamação/antagonistas & inibidores , Inflamação/prevenção & controle , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Extratos Vegetais/uso terapêutico , Polygonum/química , Animais , Anti-Inflamatórios/efeitos adversos , Anti-Inflamatórios/isolamento & purificação , Antioxidantes/efeitos adversos , Antioxidantes/isolamento & purificação , Flavonoides/efeitos adversos , Flavonoides/isolamento & purificação , Humanos , Inflamação/metabolismo , Mediadores da Inflamação/metabolismo , Extratos Vegetais/efeitos adversos , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação , Transdução de Sinais
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PLoS One ; 15(6): e0234435, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32574221

RESUMO

This study was designed to investigate the antioxidant properties of the extracts and subfractions of various polarities from Clerodendrum cyrtophyllum Turcz leaves and the related phenolic compound profiles. The ethyl acetate fraction (EAF) showed the most potent radical-scavenging activity for DPPH radicals, ABTS radicals, and superoxide anion (O2·-) radicals as well as the highest reducing power of the fractions tested; the n-butyl alcohol fraction (BAF) was the most effective in scavenging hydroxyl radical (OH·), and the dichloromethane fraction (DMF) exhibited the highest ferrous ion chelating activity. Twelve phenolic components were identified from the EAF of C. cyrtophyllum. Additionally, acteoside (1) was found to be a major component (0.803 g, 0.54%) and show DPPH and ABTS radical scavenging activities with IC50 values of 79.65±3.4 and 23.00±1.5 µg/ml, indicating it is principally responsible for the significant total antioxidant effect of C. cyrtophyllum. Our work offers a theoretical basis for further utilization of C. cyrtophyllum as a potential source of natural, green antioxidants derived from plants.


Assuntos
Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Clerodendrum/química , Glucosídeos/farmacologia , Fenóis/farmacologia , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Antioxidantes/análise , Antioxidantes/isolamento & purificação , Glucosídeos/análise , Glucosídeos/isolamento & purificação , Radical Hidroxila/metabolismo , Fenóis/análise , Fenóis/isolamento & purificação , Extratos Vegetais/análise , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação , Folhas de Planta/química , Superóxidos/metabolismo
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Niger J Clin Pract ; 23(6): 783-791, 2020 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32525112

RESUMO

Background: Microorganisms in the mouth are protected from negative environmental conditions by forming biofilms; however, the use of anti-plaque agents in children is not preferred due to toxic side effects. Green tea has been reported to have anti-microbial and anti-dental caries properties. Aims: The aim of this study was to assess the ability of green tea extract to prevent the formation of biofilm on the teeth of children using space maintainers. Methods: Bacteria were isolated from samples obtained from children aged between 8 and 10 years. The micro-titer plate method and Congo red agar were used to assay biofilm formation. Green tea leaves were obtained from Rize, Turkey. Methanol, hexane and distilled water were used for preparing the extracts. The effects of green tea extract and chlorhexidine on biofilm formation were examined using scanning electron microscopy. Results: Presence of S. mutans 3,3, S. anginosus 2.1.b, S. dysgalactie 6.1.4.1, and E. faecium 10.2. was measured in the biofilm samples. The extracts showed a bacteriostatic effect on the test bacteria, and among the green tea extracts, the methanol extract was found to exhibit the highest efficacy against biofilm formation by S. mutans 3.3. Conclusion: Green tea extract showed good efficacy in controlling bacterial growth, and is recommended as a better-tasting alternative for daily oral hygiene due to a lack of known side effects.


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Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Biofilmes/efeitos dos fármacos , Clorexidina/farmacologia , Cárie Dentária/microbiologia , Braquetes Ortodônticos/microbiologia , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Infecções Estreptocócicas/tratamento farmacológico , Streptococcus mutans/efeitos dos fármacos , Chá/química , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Carga Bacteriana/efeitos dos fármacos , Criança , Cárie Dentária/tratamento farmacológico , Humanos , Metanol , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Boca , Extratos Vegetais/química , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação , Solventes/química , Streptococcus mutans/isolamento & purificação , Streptococcus mutans/fisiologia , Turquia
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Food Chem ; 330: 127324, 2020 Nov 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32569938

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Enzymes currently used in cheesemaking have various drawbacks, and there is a continual need to find new coagulants. This study describes the extraction and biochemical characterization of two proteases from the red alga Gracilaria edulis. The proteases were extracted with phosphate buffer and partially purified by ammonium sulphate precipitation and dialysis. The enzymes exhibited optimum caseinolytic activity at 60 °C and a pH range of 6-8. They showed a high ratio of milk-clotting over caseinolytic activity, indicating they had an excellent milk-clotting ability. The proteases were confirmed to be serine protease and metalloprotease with molecular weight (MW) of 44 and 108 kDa. They exhibited high hydrolytic activity on κ-caseins, cleaving κ-casein at four main sites, one of which being the same as that of calf rennet, which is the first reported for an algal protease. The findings demonstrated that the proteases could potentially be used as a milk coagulant in cheesemaking.


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Caseínas/metabolismo , Gracilaria/enzimologia , Peptídeo Hidrolases/isolamento & purificação , Peptídeo Hidrolases/metabolismo , Alga Marinha/enzimologia , Sulfato de Amônio , Animais , Caseínas/química , Fracionamento Químico , Quimosina/metabolismo , Eletroforese em Gel de Poliacrilamida , Gracilaria/química , Concentração de Íons de Hidrogênio , Hidrólise , Leite/química , Leite/metabolismo , Peso Molecular , Peptídeo Hidrolases/química , Extratos Vegetais/química , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação , Extratos Vegetais/metabolismo , Alga Marinha/química , Serina Proteases/química , Serina Proteases/isolamento & purificação , Serina Proteases/metabolismo , Espectrometria de Massas em Tandem , Temperatura
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Exp Parasitol ; 216: 107937, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32535114

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The chemical composition and acaricidal activity of plant-derived essential oils was assessed against Rhipicephalus microplus ticks. The essential oils of Mentha arvensis, Cymbopogon citratus and C. nardus were assessed for acaricidal activity against Rhipicephalus microplus. Essential oils (EO) of plants were separated by hydrodistillation (three times) and analyzed using gas chromatography - mass spectrometer (GC-MS). For bioassays, engorged females of R. microplus were exposed to C. citratus and C. nardus EO at 2%, 3%, 4% and 5% concentrations; and to M. arvensis EO at 1%, 3%, and 5% for 5 min. The weight egg mass, nutrient index (N.I), egg production index (E.P.I), hatching and control rate were evaluated. Non-feed larvae of R. microplus were exposed to essential oils with 0.25%, 0.5%; 1%; 1.5% and 2% concentrations; the mortality rate was measured after 48 h. Only engorged females presented reduced biological activities (oviposition, E.P.I) after exposure to M. arvensis at 3%, when in comparison to both positive and negative controls. The hatchability of R. microplus larvae ranged from 66.9% (after exposure to C. nardus EO at 5%) to 99.2% (positive control). The nutrition index was lower (46.6%) for the exposure to M. arvensis EO at 5%. M. arvensis at 3% and 5% concentrations was significantly efficient for engorged females when compared to control (53.7% and 47.5%, respectively). C. citratus EO at 1%, 1.5% and 2% concentrations yielded better results in the larval packet test, causing 100% mortality. Nonetheless, C. nardus and M. arvensis EO at 2% yielded 66% and 39% mortality, respectively. The study showed that M. arvensis presented potential for the control of R. microplus engorged females while C. citratus and C. nardus presented potential as a larvicide.


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Acaricidas , Cymbopogon/química , Mentha/química , Óleos Voláteis/farmacologia , Óleos Vegetais/farmacologia , Rhipicephalus , Acaricidas/isolamento & purificação , Animais , Bioensaio/veterinária , Bovinos , Doenças dos Bovinos/parasitologia , Destilação/métodos , Feminino , Cromatografia Gasosa-Espectrometria de Massas , Dose Letal Mediana , Monoterpenos/isolamento & purificação , Monoterpenos/farmacologia , Óleos Voláteis/isolamento & purificação , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Óleos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação , Infestações por Carrapato/parasitologia , Infestações por Carrapato/veterinária
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Exp Parasitol ; 213: 107902, 2020 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32353376

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Natural compounds played an important role for prevention and treatment of the disease as well as are the important compounds for the design of the new bioactive compounds. In this study, eight tropolone alkaloids were isolated from Colchicum kurdicum including colchicoside, 2-demethyl colchicine, 3-demethyl colchicine, demecolcine, colchifoline, N-deacetyl-N-formyl colchicine, colchicine and cornigerine by column and preparative thin layer chromatography. The chemical structures were identified by 1H NMR and 13C NMR spectroscopy. Moreover, the antileishmanial activity on Leishmania major, anti-inflammatory activity, iron chelating activity and toxicity studies including hemolytic activity, brine shrimp toxicity, cytotoxicity and acute toxicity and docking study of all isolated bioactive compounds were evaluated. As result, colchicoside and colchicine had potent leishmanicidal effects and N-deacetyl-N-formyl colchicine and cornigerine had the highest anti-inflammatory effects. All compounds had the significant iron chelating activity. According to toxicity studies, isolated compounds showed the low hemolytic activity and cytotoxicity, high LC50, LC90 and LD50. In the molecular docking study, colchicoside had the high dockscore. According to the study, with future studies all isolated compounds could be used for design the novel antileishmanial drugs.


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Alcaloides/farmacologia , Colchicum/química , Leishmania major/efeitos dos fármacos , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Tripanossomicidas/farmacologia , Alcaloides/química , Alcaloides/isolamento & purificação , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Extratos Vegetais/química , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação , Tropolona/química , Tripanossomicidas/química , Tripanossomicidas/isolamento & purificação
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Toxicon ; 183: 51-60, 2020 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32454059

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This study focused on identifying the rotenoids from the Tephrosia vogelli plant (fish-poison-bean), investigating the toxic potency of a crude T. vogelii extract and individual rotenoids (tephrosin, deguelin and rotenone) in vitro and in vivo and assessing the mode of action. A trout (Onychorynhis mykiss) gill epithelial cell line (RTgill-W1) was used to determine the cytotoxicity of rotenoids and effects on cell metabolism. Zebrafish (Danio rerio) aged from 3 h post fertilization (hpf) to 72 hpf were used for testing the developmental toxicity. The crude T. vogelii plant extract significantly decreased the cellular metabolic activity and was cytotoxic at lower concentrations (5 and 10 nM, respectively), while tephrosin, deguelin and rotenone showed these effects at concentrations ≥ 50 nM. The crude T. Vogelli extract had the highest toxic potency and induced adverse health effects in zebrafish including deformities and mortality at the lowest concentration (5 nM) compared to rotenone (10 nM) and deguelin and tephrosin (50 nM). These results indicate that the crude T. Vogelii extracts are highly potent and the bioactivity of these extracts warrant further investigation for their potential use to treat parasites in human and veterinary medicine and as a natural alternative to pesticides.


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Inseticidas/toxicidade , Extratos Vegetais/toxicidade , Rotenona/toxicidade , Tephrosia , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Embrião não Mamífero , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação , Rotenona/análogos & derivados , Truta , Peixe-Zebra/embriologia
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 200: 110761, 2020 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32470682

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Benzo()pyrene [B()P], widely originated from environmental pollution or food process such as roasting and frying, is a strong mutagen and potent carcinogen. Utilization of hawthorn has been reported against physical mutagens. Our study found that hawthorn extract (HE) contained abundant phenolic compounds, wherein chlorogenic acid was 2.78 mg/g, procyanidine B2 was 3.58 mg/g, epicatechin was 2.99 mg/g DW, which may contribute to anti-genotoxicity activity. So, the role of HE against B()P-induced genotoxicity in C57BL/6 mice was further assessed. Fifty mice were distributed into five groups: control group, B()P group (30 mg/kg, i.p.), B()P + HE-L group (100 mg/kg, i.g.), B()P + HE-M group (200 mg/kg, i.g.), B()P + HE-H group (400 mg/kg, i.g.). Mice were orally administered with solutions of HE for 10 days and injected intraperitoneally with B()P for 3 days from the 8th day. Results showed that B()P can induce significantly pathological damage in liver, lung and spleen, as well as decrease white blood cells (WBCs). Remarkably elevated levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS), DNA strand breaks (DSBs) and G1 cell cycle arrest were also found in B()P group, with upregulated expressions of p-H2AX, p-p53 and p21 in bone marrow cells. With administration of HE, liver, lung and spleen injury significantly mitigated, while WBCs were evidently increased in B()P-treated mice. Consistently, HE markedly reduced level of ROS, DSBs and G1 cell cycle arrest accompanied by reducing expressions of p-H2AX, p-p53 and p21 in bone marrow cells. Combined, these results indicated a protective role of HE on B()P-induced genotoxicity.


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Benzo(a)pireno/toxicidade , Crataegus/química , Dano ao DNA/efeitos dos fármacos , Mutagênicos/toxicidade , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Substâncias Protetoras/farmacologia , Animais , Células da Medula Óssea/efeitos dos fármacos , Células da Medula Óssea/metabolismo , Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Histonas/genética , Leucócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Leucócitos/metabolismo , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/patologia , Pulmão/efeitos dos fármacos , Pulmão/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação , Substâncias Protetoras/isolamento & purificação , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Baço/efeitos dos fármacos , Baço/patologia , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/genética
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Am J Chin Med ; 48(4): 987-1003, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32431181

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Our previous report revealed that Gardenia jasminoides (GJ) has protective effects against acute pancreatitis. So, we examined whether aqueous extract of GJ has anti-inflammation and antifibrotic effects even against cerulein-induced chronic pancreatitis (CP). CP was induced in mice by an intraperitoneal injection of a stable cholecystokinin (CCK) analogue, cerulein, six times a day, four days per week for three weeks. GJ extract (0.1 or 1[Formula: see text]g/kg) or saline (control group) were intraperitoneally injected 1[Formula: see text]h before first cerulein injection. After three weeks of stimulation, the pancreas was harvested for the examination of several fibrotic parameters. In addition, pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) were isolated using gradient methods to examine the antifibrogenic effects of GJ. In the cerulein-induced CP mice, the histological features of the pancreas showed severe tissue damage such as enlarged interstitial spaces, inflammatory cell infiltrate and glandular atrophy, and tissue fibrosis. However, treatment of GJ reduced the severity of CP such as pancreatic edema and inflammatory cell infiltration. Furthermore, treatment of GJ increased pancreatic acinar cell survival, and reduced pancreatic fibrosis and activation of PSC in vivo and in vitro. In addition, GJ treatment inhibited the activation of c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) and extracellular signal-regulated protein kinase (ERK) in the PSCs. These results suggest that GJ attenuated the severity of CP and the pancreatic fibrosis by inhibiting JNK and ERK activation during CP.


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Ceruletídeo/efeitos adversos , Gardenia/química , Pancreatite Crônica/tratamento farmacológico , Pancreatite Crônica/prevenção & controle , Fitoterapia , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Animais , Modelos Animais de Doenças , MAP Quinases Reguladas por Sinal Extracelular/metabolismo , Feminino , Fibrose , Injeções Intraperitoneais , Proteínas Quinases JNK Ativadas por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Pâncreas/patologia , Células Estreladas do Pâncreas/patologia , Pancreatite Crônica/induzido quimicamente , Pancreatite Crônica/patologia , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação
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Int J Exp Pathol ; 101(3-4): 106-121, 2020 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32452573

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Plant biodiversity is a source of potential natural products for the treatment of many diseases. One of the ways of discovering new drugs is through the cytotoxic screening of extract libraries. The present study evaluated 196 extracts prepared by maceration of Brazilian Atlantic Forest trees with organic solvents and distilled water for cytotoxic and antimetastatic activity. The MTT assay was used to screen the extract activity in MCF-7, HepG2 and B16F10 cancer cells. The highest cytotoxic extract had antimetastatic activity, as determined in in vitro assays and melanoma murine model. The organic extract of the leaves of Athenaea velutina (EAv) significantly inhibited migration, adhesion, invasion and cell colony formation in B16F10 cells. The phenolic compounds and flavonoids in EAv were identified for the first time, using flow injection with electrospray negative ionization-ion trap tandem mass spectrometry analysis (FIA-ESI-IT-MSn ). EAv markedly suppressed the development of pulmonary melanomas following the intravenous injection of melanoma cells to C57BL/6 mice. Stereological analysis of the spleen cross-sections showed enlargement of the red pulp area after EAv treatment, which indicated the activation of the haematopoietic system. The treatment of melanoma-bearing mice with EAv did not result in liver damage. In conclusion, these findings suggest that A velutina is a source of natural products with potent antimetastatic activity.


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Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/farmacologia , Neoplasias da Mama/tratamento farmacológico , Florestas , Neoplasias Hepáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/prevenção & controle , Melanoma Experimental/tratamento farmacológico , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Solanaceae/química , Animais , Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/isolamento & purificação , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Adesão Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaios de Seleção de Medicamentos Antitumorais , Feminino , Células Hep G2 , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/secundário , Células MCF-7 , Melanoma Experimental/secundário , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Invasividade Neoplásica , Metástase Neoplásica , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação , Folhas de Planta/química
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J Food Sci ; 85(6): 1742-1751, 2020 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32449951

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Coffee leaves contain various bioactive compounds that are beneficial for human health. However, there are very limited researches related to the extraction of the bioactive phytochemicals from coffee leaves. In the present study, the extraction conditions for bioactive components from coffee leaves were optimized using Taguchi design and response surface methodology (RSM). Taguchi design was used to screen significant factors that affected the yield of phytochemicals including trigonelline, caffeine, chlorogenic acids, mangiferin, and rutin, total phenolic content (TPC) and antioxidant activity. Sequentially, a Box-Behnken design (BBD) was used to optimize the extraction conditions. Three factors including Liquid-to-solid (L:S) ratio, ethanol concentration, and extraction temperature that significantly affected most of the phytochemical yields and antioxidant activity were selected from the six variables using Taguchi design. The optimal extraction conditions obtained from RSM were 30.3:1 L:S ratio, 54.5% ethanol, and 80 °C when simultaneously considered four responses, including TPC, the yields of mangiferin and 5-CQA and DPPH scavenging capacity. Under the optimal conditions, the experimental results for the above four responses were 62.1 mg gallic acid/g, 4.1 mg/g, 11.4 mg/g, and 356.9 µmol Trolox/g, respectively, which were close to the predicted values. About 97% of phytochemicals can be extracted in the first two times of extraction. In conclusion, the combination of Taguchi design and response surface methodology can be successfully used to screen and optimize the significant factors that affected the bioactive components extracted from coffee leaves. PRACTICAL APPLICATION: Coffee leaves, the byproducts of coffee plants, are considered no- or low-value although it has a long history for using them as tea-like beverage and ethnomedicine by locals in the coffee plant growing countries. Bioactive components extracted from coffee leaves can be used as ingredients in functional beverages, functional food, and natural health products. These applications will add values to coffee leaves as well as increase the incomes of coffee farmers and workers.


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Fracionamento Químico/métodos , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação , Folhas de Planta/química , Ultrassom/métodos , Humanos , Fenóis/análise , Fenóis/isolamento & purificação , Compostos Fitoquímicos/análise , Compostos Fitoquímicos/isolamento & purificação , Extratos Vegetais/química
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High Blood Press Cardiovasc Prev ; 27(3): 251-258, 2020 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32266706

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INTRODUCTION: Ischemic heart disease is closely associated with many risk factors. Germinated brown rice extract (GBR) has potent antioxidant activities for alleviating the factors for developing heart failure such as hypertension and diabetes mellitus. AIM: The objective of the present study was to determine the cardio-protective effects of GBR and to elucidate the mechanisms underlying these effects in a model of simulated myocardial ischemic/ reperfusion injury (sI/R). METHODS: An in vitro study was performed on cultured rat cardiomyoblasts (H9c2) exposed to sI/R. The expression of apoptosis and signaling proteins was assessed using Western blot analyses. Eighteen New Zealand White rabbits were divided into 3 groups and the left circumflex coronary artery was ligated to induce myocardial ischemia. Heart functions were monitored by electrocardiography and echocardiography 0, 30, and 60 days after coronary artery ligation. RESULTS: GBR consumption group showed significantly improved cardiac function and reduced the heart rate, along with reduced mean arterial pressure and plasma glucose level. Also, GBR showed good scavenging activity, pretreatment with GBR inhibited I/R induced apoptosis by suppressing the production of caspase 3 and p38 MAPK. CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that intake of germinated brown rice may effectively to protect cell proliferation and apoptosis and may provide important nutrients to prevent heart failure due to myocardial ischemia.


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Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Infarto do Miocárdio/prevenção & controle , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/prevenção & controle , Miócitos Cardíacos/efeitos dos fármacos , Oryza/microbiologia , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Animais , Antioxidantes/isolamento & purificação , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular , Modelos Animais de Doenças , MAP Quinases Reguladas por Sinal Extracelular/metabolismo , Fermentação , Hemodinâmica/efeitos dos fármacos , Infarto do Miocárdio/metabolismo , Infarto do Miocárdio/patologia , Infarto do Miocárdio/fisiopatologia , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/metabolismo , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/patologia , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/fisiopatologia , Miócitos Cardíacos/metabolismo , Miócitos Cardíacos/patologia , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação , Coelhos , Ratos , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Função Ventricular Esquerda/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas Quinases p38 Ativadas por Mitógeno/metabolismo
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Am J Chin Med ; 48(3): 631-650, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32329640

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The loss of skeletal muscle mass and function is a serious consequence of chronic diseases and aging. BST204 is a purified ginseng (the root of Panax ginseng) extract that has been processed using ginsenoside-ß-glucosidase and acid hydrolysis to enrich ginsenosides Rg3 and Rh2 from the crude ginseng. BST204 has a broad range of health benefits, but its effects and mechanism on muscle atrophy are currently unknown. In this study, we have examined the effects and underlying mechanisms of BST204 on myotube formation and myotube atrophy induced by tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α). BST204 promotes myogenic differentiation and multinucleated myotube formation through Akt activation. BST204 prevents myotube atrophy induced by TNF-α through the activation of Akt/mTOR signaling and down-regulation of muscle-specific ubiquitin ligases, MuRF1, and Atrogin-1. Furthermore, BST204 treatment in atrophic myotubes suppresses mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and regulates mitochondrial transcription factors such as NRF1 and Tfam, through enhancing the activity and expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ coactivator1α (PGC1α). Collectively, our findings indicate that BST204 improves myotube formation and PGC1α-mediated mitochondrial function, suggesting that BST204 is a potential therapeutic or neutraceutical remedy to intervene muscle weakness and atrophy.


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Desenvolvimento Muscular/efeitos dos fármacos , Fibras Musculares Esqueléticas/efeitos dos fármacos , Panax/química , Fitoterapia , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Extratos Vegetais/uso terapêutico , Animais , Atrofia/induzido quimicamente , Atrofia/tratamento farmacológico , Humanos , Mitocôndrias Musculares/metabolismo , Fibras Musculares Esqueléticas/metabolismo , Fibras Musculares Esqueléticas/patologia , Fibras Musculares Esqueléticas/fisiologia , Fator 1 Nuclear Respiratório/metabolismo , Coativador 1-alfa do Receptor gama Ativado por Proliferador de Peroxissomo/metabolismo , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Estimulação Química , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa
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