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Bol. latinoam. Caribe plantas med. aromát ; 18(5): 527-532, sept. 2019. ilus, tab
Artigo em Inglês | LILACS | ID: biblio-1008292

RESUMO

Chemical constituents and biological activities of the aerial parts of Piper erecticaule C.DC. have been studied for the first time. Fractionation and purification of the extracts afforded aristolactam AII (1), aristolactam BII (2), piperolactam A (3), piperolactam C (4), piperolactam D (5), together with terpenoids of ß-sitosterol, ß-sitostenone, taraxerol, and lupeol. The structures of these compounds were obtained by analysis of their spectroscopic data, as well as the comparison with that of reported data. Acetylcholinesterase inhibitory activity revealed that compounds 1 and 3 showed strong AChE inhibitory effects with the percentage inhibition of 75.8% and 74.8%, respectively.


Se estudiaron por primera vez los constituyentes químicos y actividad biológica de las partes aéreas de Piper erecticaule C.DC. El fraccionamiento y la purificación de los extractos proporcionaron aristolactama AII (1), aristolactama BII (2), piperolactama A (3), piperolactama C (4), piperolactama D (5), junto con terpenoides de ß-sitosterol, ß-sitostenona, taraxerol, y el lupeol. Las estructuras de estos compuestos se obtuvieron mediante el análisis de sus datos espectroscópicos, así como mediante la comparación con datos ya informados. La actividad inhibidora de la acetilcolinesterasa reveló que los compuestos 1 y 3 mostraron un potente efecto inhibidor de la AChE con un porcentaje de inhibición del 75.8% y 74.8%, respectivamente.


Assuntos
Aporfinas/farmacologia , Acetilcolinesterase/efeitos dos fármacos , Extratos Vegetais/química , Inibidores da Colinesterase/farmacologia , Piper/química , Alcaloides/farmacologia , Aporfinas/química , Terpenos , Inibidores da Colinesterase/química , Alcaloides Indólicos/química , Alcaloides/química , Lactamas/química
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(38): 10764-10773, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31487158

RESUMO

It has been hypothesized that the α-methylene-γ-lactone moiety of sesquiterpene lactones is a key unit for their bioactivity. As a consequence, modifications of these compounds have been focused on this fragment. In the work reported here, two sesquiterpene lactones, namely, dehydrocostuslactone and ß-cyclocostunolide, a eudesmanolide obtained by controlled cyclization of costunolide, were chosen for modification by Michael addition at C-13. On applying this reaction to both compounds, it was possible to introduce the functional groups alkoxy, amino, carbamoyl, hydroxy, and thiol to give products in good to high yields, depending on the base and solvent employed. In particular, the introduction of a thiol group at C-13 in both compounds was achieved with outstanding yields (>90%) and this is unprecedented for these sesquiterpene lactones. The bioactivities of the products were evaluated on etiolated wheat coleoptile elongation and germination of seeds of parasitic weeds, with significant activity observed on Orobanche cumana and Phelipanche ramosa. The structure-activity relationships are discussed.


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Lactonas/química , Orobanchaceae/química , Orobanche/química , Extratos Vegetais/química , Plantas Daninhas/química , Sesquiterpenos/química , Germinação , Estrutura Molecular , Orobanchaceae/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Orobanche/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Plantas Daninhas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Sementes/química , Sementes/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Compostos de Sulfidrila/química
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(37): 10313-10320, 2019 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31502448

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A peptide fraction with molecular masses below 3 kDa (PSH-3 kDa) from a peach seed hydrolysate demonstrated high angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitory activity (concentration to inhibit 50% ACE (IC50) = 16.4 µg/mL) in our previous work. This work proposes a further study of this highly active fraction. RP-HPLC enabled two fractions (F3 and F4) with high inhibitory activity (IC50 = 2.0 ± 0.5 and 1.2 ± 0.2 µg/mL, respectively) to be isolated. Peptide analysis by LC-Q-TOF-MS/MS using reverse-phase and hydrophilic interaction chromatography enabled 33 peptides within both fractions to be identified. Among them, peptide isoleucine-tyrosine-serine-proline-histidine (IYSPH) showed the highest capacity. The lack of cytotoxicity of peptides was demonstrated in three different cell lines (HeLa, HT-29, and HK-2). Oral administration of PSH-3 kDa fraction or peptide IYSPH caused a significant systolic blood pressure reduction (-30 mmHg) on spontaneously hypertensive rats after 3-6 h treatment.


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Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/administração & dosagem , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/química , Anti-Hipertensivos/administração & dosagem , Anti-Hipertensivos/química , Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Extratos Vegetais/química , Prunus persica/química , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/isolamento & purificação , Animais , Anti-Hipertensivos/isolamento & purificação , Pressão Sanguínea/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Hipertensão/enzimologia , Hipertensão/fisiopatologia , Masculino , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/metabolismo , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação , Hidrolisados de Proteína/química , Ratos , Ratos Endogâmicos SHR , Sementes/química
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Cell Physiol Biochem ; 53(2): 388-399, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31403269

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: Doxorubicin, a chemotherapy drug used successfully for years, could induce cardiotoxicity. Euterpe oleracea Mart. (açai) is a fruit high in antioxidant properties. The aim of this study was to evaluate doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity prevention after açai administration. METHODS: A total of 64 male Wistar rats were allocated into 4 groups: control (C), açai (A), doxorubicin (D) and açai-doxorubicin (DA). Rats received regular chow (C and D groups) or chow supplemented with açai 5% (A and DA groups) for 4 weeks. Subsequently, rats received doxorubicin 20 mg/kg (D and DA groups) or saline (C and A groups). Euthanasia was performed 48 hours after doxorubicin injection. Left ventricular function was evaluated by echocardiography in vivo and by isolated heart study ex vivo. Oxidative stress, myocardial metabolism and nitric oxide metabolite were evaluated by spectrophotometry, MMP-2 activity by zymography and caspase-3 and Bcl-2 protein expression by Western blot. RESULTS: Doxorubicin induced decreases in body weight, food and water ingestion. We observed decreases in left ventricular fractional shortening in rats treated with doxorubicin. Additionally, the same rats showed lower +dP/dt and -dP/dt during isolated heart study than those who did not receive doxorubicin. Doxorubicin injection increased caspase-3 protein expression, myocardium lipid hydroperoxide concentration, MMP-2 activity, phosphofructokinase and lactate dehydrogenase activity, and decreased ß-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase, pyruvate dehydrogenase, citrate synthase, complex I, complex II and ATP synthase activity in myocardium. Açai supplementation improved left ventricular fractional shortening, decreased myocardium lipid hydroperoxide concentration, MMP-2 activity, and improved ß-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase, phosphofructokinase, citrate synthase, complex II and ATP synthase enzymatic activities. We did not observe differences in nitric oxide metabolite concentrations between groups. CONCLUSION: Doxorubicin induced left ventricular dysfunction, increases in oxidative stress, changes in myocardium metabolism and MMP-2 activation. Açai supplementation was able to prevent these alterations.


Assuntos
Doxorrubicina/toxicidade , Euterpe/química , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Suplementos Nutricionais , Ecocardiografia , Euterpe/metabolismo , Cardiopatias/etiologia , Cardiopatias/prevenção & controle , Técnicas In Vitro , L-Lactato Desidrogenase/metabolismo , Masculino , Metaloproteinase 2 da Matriz/metabolismo , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Óxido Nítrico/sangue , Extratos Vegetais/química , Extratos Vegetais/uso terapêutico , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Função Ventricular Esquerda/efeitos dos fármacos
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BMC Vet Res ; 15(1): 270, 2019 Aug 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31370899

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BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis is a common canine disease frequently treated with nutritional supplements that often lack independent verification of ingredients, active ingredient concentration, efficacy, or safety. Human supplements containing Boswellia serrata extracts (BSE) with high concentrations of active constituents 3-acetyl-11-keto-ß-boswellic acid (AKBA) and 11-keto-ß-boswellic acid (KBA) are bioavailable, safe, and efficacious in the alleviation of symptoms of naturally occurring osteoarthritis in people. Thus, oral AKBA and/or KBA supplementation could be a promising novel therapy for dogs with osteoarthritis. The primary objective of this study was to determine the concentrations of AKBA and KBA within six human and seven canine market formulations containing BSE administered to dogs, using a derivation of the previously validated high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method. The secondary objective was to compare measured concentrations to label claims. RESULTS: The mean concentrations of AKBA and KBA within the formulations tested were 42.3 mg/g AF (0.1-155.7 mg/g AF) and 5.2 mg/g AF (0-24.8 mg/g AF), respectively, with four of the formulations containing an undetectable amount of KBA. None of the market formulations had a label claim for KBA. For the five tested formulations with a label claim for AKBA, the mean percentage of detected AKBA was 173% of the concentration listed on the label (range: 114-224%). Formulations claiming to contain AKBA had a mean AKBA concentration of 98.2 mg/g AF, significantly higher than formulations claiming only to contain BSE (7.4 mg/g AF; p = 0.01). CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrated a large variation of boswellic acid concentrations in market formulations claiming to contain BSE, with products claiming to contain AKBA containing higher concentrations of AKBA than other products. There was also a large variation in, and overall high, percent difference between label claims and measured concentrations of AKBA. All products met or exceeded label claims. However, differences between label amounts and detected concentrations confirm the need for independent laboratories to quantify concentrations of active ingredients in supplements containing BSE. This would be necessary prior to the use of these formulations in the research or clinical setting.


Assuntos
Boswellia/química , Suplementos Nutricionais/análise , Extratos Vegetais/química , Triterpenos/análise , Animais , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão , Cães
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(33): 9295-9306, 2019 Aug 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31365237

RESUMO

As a result of an innovative olive fruit processing method involving stone removal and dehydration, a new kind of olive oil and olive flour are generated. The main objective of this work was to accomplish the comprehensive characterization of the minor compounds of both products and to evaluate the effect of the dehydration temperature on their composition. To this end, olive oil and flour samples obtained through the novel processing method were analyzed and compared with "conventional" virgin olive oils (VOO). The applied LC-MS methodology allowed the determination of 57 metabolites belonging to different chemical classes (phenolic compounds, pentacyclic trirterpenes, and tocopherols). Both the new oils and flours presented considerable amounts of olive fruit metabolites that are usually absent from VOO. Quantitative differences were found among VOOs and the new oils, probably due to the inhibition of some enzymes caused by the temperature increase or the absence of water during the processing.


Assuntos
Manipulação de Alimentos/métodos , Olea/química , Extratos Vegetais/química , Resíduos/análise , Cromatografia Líquida , Farinha/análise , Frutas/química , Azeite de Oliva/análise , Fenóis/química , Fenóis/isolamento & purificação , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação , Espectrometria de Massas em Tandem , Tocoferóis/química , Tocoferóis/isolamento & purificação
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Anticancer Res ; 39(8): 4043-4053, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366486

RESUMO

BACKGROUND/AIM: Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is the most aggressive subtype, predominant in African American women. In this study, the antioxidant/anticancer activity of muscadine grape extracts and the role of their phenolic and flavonoid contents in exerting these properties were investigated in TNBC cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Berry extracts from muscadine genotypes were investigated for total phenolic content (TPC), total flavonoid content (TFC), antioxidant capacity, and anticancer effects using breast cancer cell lines, representing Caucasians and African Americans. RESULTS: The antioxidant activity was associated with high TPC content. Extracts showed cytotoxicity up to 78.6% in Caucasians and 90.7% in African American cells, with an association with high antioxidant capacity. There was a strong correlation between TPC and anticancer/antioxidant activities. CONCLUSION: The anticancer and antioxidant effects of muscadine grapes are attributed to the TPC of extracts, which showed a stronger positive correlation with growth inhibition of African American breast cancer cells compared to Caucasians.


Assuntos
Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/farmacologia , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/tratamento farmacológico , Vitis/química , Afro-Americanos/genética , Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/química , Antioxidantes/química , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão , Feminino , Flavonoides/química , Flavonoides/farmacologia , Frutas/química , Humanos , Células MCF-7 , Fenóis/química , Fenóis/farmacologia , Extratos Vegetais/química , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/genética , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/patologia
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An Acad Bras Cienc ; 91(3): e20180646, 2019 Aug 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31411259

RESUMO

The hepatoprotective effects of the ethanolic extracts of propolis (EEP) on alcohol-induced liver steatosis were investigated in Wistar rats. Chronic alcoholic fatty liver was induced by administration of 52% alcohol to male Wistar rats at the dose of 1% body weight for 7 weeks. Then animals were simultaneously treated with 50% ethanol solutions of EEP or normal saline at the dose of 0.1% body weight for 4 further weeks. Serological analyses and liver histopathology studies were performed to investigate the development of steatosis. Microarray analysis was conducted to investigate the alterations of hepatic gene expression profiling. Our results showed that 4-week treatment of EEP helped to restore the levels of various blood indices, liver function enzymes and the histopathology of liver tissue to normal levels. Results from the microarray analysis revealed that the hepatic expressions of genes involved in lipogenesis were significantly down-regulated by EEP treatment, while the transcriptional expressions of functional genes participating in fatty acids oxidation were markedly increased. The ability of EEP to reduce the negative effects of alcohol on liver makes propolis a potential natural product for the alternative treatment of alcoholic fatty liver.


Assuntos
Fígado Gorduroso Alcoólico/metabolismo , Hepatopatias Alcoólicas/metabolismo , Extratos Vegetais/metabolismo , Própole/metabolismo , Substâncias Protetoras/metabolismo , Alanina Transaminase/metabolismo , Animais , Apiterapia/métodos , Aspartato Aminotransferases/metabolismo , Colesterol/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Etanol , Ácidos Graxos/biossíntese , Fígado Gorduroso Alcoólico/tratamento farmacológico , Fígado Gorduroso Alcoólico/genética , Fígado Gorduroso Alcoólico/patologia , Hepatopatias Alcoólicas/tratamento farmacológico , Hepatopatias Alcoólicas/genética , Hepatopatias Alcoólicas/patologia , Masculino , Oxirredução , Extratos Vegetais/química , Extratos Vegetais/uso terapêutico , Própole/química , Própole/uso terapêutico , Substâncias Protetoras/química , Substâncias Protetoras/uso terapêutico , Ratos Wistar , Análise Serial de Tecidos/métodos , Transcrição Genética/genética , Triglicerídeos/metabolismo
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Fitoterapia ; 137: 104285, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31386897

RESUMO

Botanical-based natural products are an important resource for medicinal drug discovery and continue to provide diverse pharmacophores with therapeutic potential against cancer and other human diseases. A prototype Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) plant extract library has been established at the US National Cancer Institute, which contains both the organic and aqueous extracts of 132 authenticated medicinal plant species that collectively represent the potential therapeutic contents of most commonly used TCM herbal prescriptions. This library is publicly available in 96- and 384- well plates for high throughput screening across a broad array of biological targets, as well as in larger quantities for isolation of active chemical ingredients. Herein, we present the methodology used to generate the library and the preliminary assessment of the anti-proliferative activity of this crude extract library in NCI-60 human cancer cell lines screen. Particularly, we report the chemical profiling and metabolome comparison analysis of four commonly used TCM plants, namely Brucea javanica, Dioscorea nipponica, Cynanchum atratum, and Salvia miltiorrhiza. Bioassay-guided isolation resulted in the identification of the active compounds, and different extraction methods were compared for their abilities to extract cytotoxic compounds and to concentrate biologically active natural products.


Assuntos
Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/farmacologia , Compostos Fitoquímicos/farmacologia , Extratos Vegetais/química , Plantas Medicinais/química , Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/isolamento & purificação , Brucea/química , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , China , Cynanchum/química , Dioscorea/química , Descoberta de Drogas , Humanos , Medicina Tradicional Chinesa , National Cancer Institute (U.S.) , Compostos Fitoquímicos/isolamento & purificação , Salvia miltiorrhiza/química , Estados Unidos
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Life Sci ; 234: 116753, 2019 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31419445

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AIMS: Hypertension is a global disease that has been combating the world health for ages. Peristrophe roxburghiana (PR) is used in traditional medicine to treat hypertension and other ailments. The present study examined phytochemical constituents, antioxidant activities and GC-MS analysis of extracts of PR leaf and also evaluated their anti-hypertensive and anti-lipidemic effects in NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) hypertensive rats. METHODS: Wistar rats were grouped into two groups: control and hypertensive. Hypertension was induced in the hypertensive group by oral gavage of 60 mg/kg b.w of L-NAME for 3 weeks. After induction, the hypertensive group was randomly sub-grouped into hypertensive, hypertensive treated and hypertensive untreated groups. These were orally gavaged respectively with 60 mg/kg b.w of L-NAME, 60 mg/kg b.w/day of L-NAME +200 mg/kg b.w of different extracts of PR (aqueous, ethanolic and methanolic extracts) and 60 mg/kg b.w of L-NAME +20 mg/kg b.w ramipril for 3 weeks. The blood pressure was measured by tail-cuff method at the third and sixth weeks. KEY FINDINGS: The results showed that the extracts of PR significantly decrease blood pressure, pro-atherogenic lipids and atherogenic ratios in L-NAME hypertensive rats. White blood cells count, neutrophil count and creatinine level were also effectively decreased by the extracts. Furthermore, the extracts increase serum nitric oxide (NO) level, anti-atherogenic lipid, glutathione level, lymphocyte and platelet count in the rats. SIGNIFICANCE: Extracts of PR leaf decrease blood pressure and increase NO level in L-NAME hypertensive rats and also corrected the hyperlipidemia and inflammatory response arising from the reduction in NO bioavailability.


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Acanthaceae/química , Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Hipolipemiantes/uso terapêutico , Extratos Vegetais/uso terapêutico , Animais , Anti-Hipertensivos/química , Pressão Sanguínea/efeitos dos fármacos , Hipertensão/sangue , Hipertensão/induzido quimicamente , Hipertensão/fisiopatologia , Hipolipemiantes/química , Lipídeos/sangue , Masculino , NG-Nitroarginina Metil Éster , Óxido Nítrico/sangue , Extratos Vegetais/química , Folhas de Planta/química , Ratos Wistar
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(38): 10713-10725, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31453702

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Converting peanut protein biomass waste into environmentally friendly meat substitutes by a high-moisture extrusion process can help solve both resource and waste problems and be "double green". A multiscale method combined with some emerging techniques such as atomic force microscopy-based infrared spectroscopy and X-ray microscopy was used to make the whole extrusion process visible to show the process of forming a meat-like fibrous structure using two-dimensional and three-dimensional perspectives. The results showed that the protein molecules underwent dramatic structural changes and unfolded in the extruder barrel, which created favorable conditions for molecular rearrangement in the subsequent zones. It was confirmed that the meat-like fibrous structure started to form at the junction of the die and the cooling zone and that this structure was caused by the phase separation and rearrangement of protein molecules in the cooling zone. Moreover, the interactions between hydrogen bonds and disulfide bonds formed in the cooling zone maintained the meat-like fibrous structure with an α-helix > ß-sheet > ß-turn > random coil. Of the two main peanut proteins, arachin played a greater role in forming the fibrous structure than conarachin, especially those subunits of arachin with a molecular weight of 42, 39, and 22 kDa.


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Arachis/química , Aromatizantes/química , Extratos Vegetais/química , Proteínas de Plantas/química , Resíduos/análise , Aromatizantes/isolamento & purificação , Química Verde , Ligações de Hidrogênio , Raios Infravermelhos , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação , Conformação Proteica
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(37): 10296-10305, 2019 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31464437

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Grass pea is an orphan legume that is grown in many places in the world. It is a high-protein, drought-tolerant legume that is capable of surviving extreme environmental challenges and can be a sole food source during famine. However, grass pea produces the neurotoxin ß-N-oxalyl-L-α,ß-diaminopropionic acid (ß-ODAP), which can cause a neurological disease. This crop is promising as a food source for both animals and humans if ß-ODAP levels and other antinutritional factors such as protease inhibitors are lowered or removed. To understand more about these proteins, a proteomic analysis of grass pea was conducted using three different extraction methods to determine which was more efficient at isolating antinutritional factors. Seed proteins extracted with Tris-buffered saline (TBS), 30% ethanol, and 50% isopropanol were identified by mass spectrometry, resulting in the documentation of the most abundant proteins for each extraction method. Mass spectrometry spectral data and BLAST2GO analysis led to the identification of 1376 proteins from all extraction methods. The molecular function of the extracted proteins revealed distinctly different protein functional profiles. The majority of the TBS-extracted proteins were annotated with nutrient reservoir activity, while the isopropanol extraction yielded the highest percentage of endopeptidase proteinase inhibitors. Our results demonstrate that the 50% isopropanol extraction method was the most efficient at isolating antinutritional factors including protease inhibitors.


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Fracionamento Químico/métodos , Fabaceae/química , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação , Inibidores de Proteases/isolamento & purificação , Sementes/química , Endopeptidases/química , Fabaceae/genética , Fabaceae/metabolismo , Espectrometria de Massas , Extratos Vegetais/química , Extratos Vegetais/metabolismo , Proteínas de Plantas/química , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/isolamento & purificação , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Inibidores de Proteases/química , Inibidores de Proteases/metabolismo , Proteômica , Sementes/genética , Sementes/metabolismo
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(37): 10330-10341, 2019 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31469960

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Fomitopsis pinicola (Sw. Ex Fr.) Krast has been commonly used as a health food source and antitumor agent. To uncover bioactive key composition of F. pinicola, in our study, we investigated the chemical constituents of a methanol extract of F. pinicola and thirty-five lanostane-type tritetpenoids; 13 new compounds (1-13) and twenty-two known analogues (14-35) were isolated. Among them, compounds 1-9 were C30 lanostane triterpenoids and triterpene sugar esters, while compounds 10-13 were C31 triterpenoids and triterpene sugar esters. Their structures and absolute configurations were elucidated by extensive 1D, 2D NMR, MS, and IR spectra. Furthermore, cytotoxic activities of all isolates against five human tumor cell lines (HL-60, A549, SMMC-7721, MCF-7, and SW480) were evaluated. The results showed that compounds 12, 14, 17, 18, 22, and 23 displayed cytotoxic effects against five human tumor cell lines with IC50 values ranging from 3.92-28.51 µM. Meanwhile, compounds 9 and 35 exhibited selected inhibitory activities against HL-60, SMMC-7721, and MCF-7 with IC50 values in the range of 13.57-36.01 µM. Furthermore, the flow cytometry analysis revealed that compounds 17, 22, and 35 induced apoptosis in HL-60 cell lines. Their structure-activity relationships were preliminarily reported. These findings indicate the vital role of triterpenoids and their glycosides in explaining antitumor effects of F. pinicola and provide important evidence for further development and utilization of this fungus.


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Coriolaceae/química , Extratos Vegetais/química , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Triterpenos/química , Triterpenos/farmacologia , Verduras/química , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Glicosídeos/química , Glicosídeos/farmacologia , Humanos , Estrutura Molecular , Relação Estrutura-Atividade
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(35): 9789-9795, 2019 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31373816

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Pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic lung disease characterized by abnormal accumulation of the extracellular matrix (ECM). Chronic damage of the alveolar epithelium leads to a process called "epithelial-mesenchymal transition" (EMT) and increases synthesis and deposition of ECM proteins. Therefore, inhibition of EMT might be a promising therapeutic approach for the treatment of pulmonary fibrosis. ß-Sitosterol is one of the most abundant phytosterols in the plant kingdom and the major constituent in corn silk, which is derived from the stigma and style of maize (Zea mays). In this study, we elucidated that ß-sitosterol inhibited transforming growth factor-ß1 (TGF-ß1)-induced EMT and consequently had an antifibrotic effect. ß-Sitosterol (1-10 µg/mL) significantly downregulated the TGF-ß1-induced fibrotic proteins, such as collagen, fibronectin, and α-smooth muscle actin in human alveolar epithelial cells (p < 0.01). After 24 h, relative wound density (RWD) was increased in TGF-ß1 treated group (82.16 ± 5.70) compare to the control group (64.63 ± 2.21), but RWD was decreased in ß-sitosterol cotreated group (10 µg/mL: 71.54 ± 7.39; 20 µg/mL: 65.69 ± 6.42). In addition, the changes of the TGF-ß1-induced morphological shape and protein expression of EMT markers, N-cadherin, vimentin, and E-cadherin, were significantly blocked by ß-sitosterol treatment (p < 0.01). The effects of ß-sitosterol on EMT were found to be associated with the TGF-ß1/Snail pathway, which is regulated by Smad and non-Smad signaling pathways. Taken together, these findings suggest that ß-sitosterol can be used to attenuate pulmonary fibrosis through suppression of EMT by inhibiting the TGF-ß1/Snail pathway.


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Células Epiteliais Alveolares/efeitos dos fármacos , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal/efeitos dos fármacos , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Alvéolos Pulmonares/efeitos dos fármacos , Fibrose Pulmonar/fisiopatologia , Sitosteroides/farmacologia , Zea mays/química , Actinas/genética , Actinas/metabolismo , Células Epiteliais Alveolares/citologia , Células Epiteliais Alveolares/metabolismo , Caderinas/genética , Caderinas/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular , Fibronectinas/genética , Fibronectinas/metabolismo , Humanos , Extratos Vegetais/química , Alvéolos Pulmonares/metabolismo , Alvéolos Pulmonares/fisiopatologia , Fibrose Pulmonar/tratamento farmacológico , Fibrose Pulmonar/genética , Fibrose Pulmonar/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta1/genética , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta1/metabolismo
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(35): 9796-9804, 2019 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31393712

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Overactivated microglia and persistent neuroinflammation hold an important role in the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative diseases. The extract of Lycoris chejuensis (CJ) and its active compound, 7-deoxy-trans-dihydronarciclasine (named E144), attenuated expressions of pro-inflammatory factors, including nitric oxide, prostaglandin E2, inducible nitric oxide synthase, cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α), and interleukin 6, secreted by lipopolysaccharide-activated BV-2 microglial cells, as measured by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay or western blotting. In contrast, CJ extract and E144 promoted the secretion of the anti-inflammatory cytokine, interleukin 10. Moreover, we found that E144 attenuated the expression of TNF-α and COX-2 in the cerebral cortex of lipopolysaccharide-treated mice and/or T2576 transgenic mice as well as reduced the reactive immune cells visualized by ionized calcium-binding adaptor molecule 1. Our results suggest the possibility of E144 to serve as a potential anti-neuroinflammatory agent by preventing excess production of pro-inflammatory factors.


Assuntos
Doença de Alzheimer/tratamento farmacológico , Doença de Alzheimer/imunologia , Isoquinolinas/administração & dosagem , Lycoris/química , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Doença de Alzheimer/genética , Animais , Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/genética , Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/imunologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Humanos , Interleucina-6/genética , Interleucina-6/imunologia , Isoquinolinas/química , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Transgênicos , Microglia/efeitos dos fármacos , Microglia/metabolismo , NF-kappa B/genética , NF-kappa B/imunologia , Extratos Vegetais/química , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/genética , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/imunologia
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(35): 9705-9718, 2019 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31393722

RESUMO

Antimicrobial resistance is among the most urgent global challenges facing sustainable animal production systems. The use of antibiotics as growth promoters and for infectious disease prevention in intensive animal-farming practices has translated into the selection and spread of antimicrobial resistance genes in an unprecedented fashion. Several multi-resistant bacterial strains have been isolated from food-producing animals, thus constituting an alarming food-safety issue. Many industrial byproducts with potential antimicrobial properties are currently being investigated to identify empirical and affordable solutions/alternatives that can potentially be used in feed for animals. Grape pomace is among such byproducts that gained the attention as a result of its low cost, abundance, and, most importantly, its bioactive and antibacterial properties. This review discusses the recently reported studies with regard to exploring the use of grape pomace (and its extracts) in animal production to control pathogens, along with the promotion of beneficial bacterial species in the gut to ultimately alleviate antibacterial resistance. The review further summarizes realistic expectations connected with grape pomace usage and lists the still-to-be-addressed concerns about its application in animal agriculture.


Assuntos
Ração Animal/análise , Antibacterianos/administração & dosagem , Infecções Bacterianas/veterinária , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Vitis/química , Resíduos/análise , Animais , Antibacterianos/química , Antibacterianos/metabolismo , Infecções Bacterianas/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções Bacterianas/metabolismo , Infecções Bacterianas/microbiologia , Extratos Vegetais/química , Extratos Vegetais/metabolismo , Vitis/metabolismo
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(35): 9840-9850, 2019 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31424924

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In the present study, methanolysis of poplar biomass was conducted for the selective transformation of hemicellulose and lignin, which leads to methyl glycosides (mainly C5 glycosides) and lignin fragments in the liquefied products that can be separated according to their difference in hydrophilicity. The distribution of methyl glycosides and delignification was dependent on the presence of acid catalysts and reaction temperatures. The obtained lignin fraction was separated into solid lignin fragments and liquid lignin oil according to their molecular weight distribution. Subsequently, directional conversion of methyl C5 glycosides into methyl levulinate was performed with dimethoxymethane/methanol as the cosolvent. A yield of 12-30% of methyl levulinate yield (based on the methyl glycoside) was achieved under these conditions. The remaining cellulose-rich substrate showed enhanced susceptibility to enzymatic hydrolysis, resulting in a yield of glucose of above 70%. Overall, the described strategy shows practical implications for the effective valorization of biomass.


Assuntos
Fracionamento Químico/métodos , Glucose/isolamento & purificação , Ácidos Levulínicos/isolamento & purificação , Metanol/química , Fenóis/isolamento & purificação , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação , Populus/química , Madeira/química , Catálise , Celulose/química , Celulose/isolamento & purificação , Glucose/química , Ácidos Levulínicos/química , Lignina/química , Lignina/isolamento & purificação , Fenóis/química , Extratos Vegetais/química
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Bol. latinoam. Caribe plantas med. aromát ; 18(4): 378-391, jul. 2019. tab
Artigo em Inglês | LILACS | ID: biblio-1008176

RESUMO

The content of certain metals in 13 medicinal teas made from 16 plant species was measured by flame photometer and atomic absorption spectrometer with flame methods. The measurements were evaluated against metal intake levels recommended by health authorities. The results indicate that the medicinal teas tested, regularly consumed by inhabitants of the Urubueua de Fátima River Community, Abaetetuba-Para, Brazil, present no risk of poisoning people older than six months. However, decoctions of Mentha sp., Eleutherine bulbosa, Euterpe oleracea, Piper callosum and Hyptis mutabilis, mostly given to children, had Mn values potentially exceeding the recommended maximum intake for infants in the 0-6 months age group, in the quantities customarily administered. Consequently, studies are needed to assess bioavailability for safe human consumption. Results also showed the consumption of medicinal tea alone is not enough to supply an adult's daily metal requirements or treat deficiencies. Additionally, cures emphasized by interviewed Community members might be associated with the bioactivity of organic substances that the medicinal teas contain.


El contenido de algunos metales en 13 tés medicinales de las 16 especies consumidas por los habitantes de la comunidad del Río Urubueua de Fátima, Abaetetuba-Para, Brasil, se evaluó mediante un fotómetro de llama y un espectrómetro de absorción atómica con métodos de llama, y se comparó con los niveles recomendados por las agencias de la salud. Los tés medicinales evaluados no mostraron riesgo de intoxicación para las personas mayores de seis meses de edad, sino las decocciones de Mentha sp., Eleutherine bulbosa, Euterpe oleracea, Piper callosum y Hyptis mutabilis, en su mayoría dirigidos a la ingesta de niños, informaron valores de Mn superiores a la ingesta máxima recomendada para el grupo de infantes (0-6 meses), debido a que estos estudios son necesarios para evaluar la biodisponibilidad para un consumo humano seguro. Los resultados también mostraron que solo el consumo de té medicinal no es suficiente para satisfacer las necesidades diarias recomendadas de ingesta de minerales o para tratar las deficiencias. Además, los informes de curación, enfatizados por los habitantes, indican que la bioactividad observada podría estar asociada a sustancias orgánicas presentes en el té.


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Plantas Medicinais/química , Extratos Vegetais/química , Chás Medicinais , Metais/análise , Valores de Referência , Brasil
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(32): 9070-9078, 2019 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31343168

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In this study, an immunologically active novel microparticulate mushroom ß-glucan (PRA-1p) was prepared using an alkali-soluble glucan PRA-1 by an emulsification and cross-linking method. PRA-1 was a hyperbranched (1→3),(1→6)-ß-d-glucan with a degree of branching of 0.89, isolated from the sclerotia of Polyporus rhinocerus. PRA-1 had a rod-like conformation, while PRA-1p exhibited a monodisperse and homogeneous spherical conformation with a diameter ranging from 0.3 to 2.0 µm in water. PRA-1p significantly induced nitric oxide and reactive oxygen species production as well as morphological changes of murine macrophages (RAW 264.7 cells) and upregulated their phagocytic activity. Furthermore, PRA-1p treatment markedly enhanced the secretion of cytokines, including cutaneous T cell-attracting chemokine 27, granulocyte-colony-stimulating factor, monocyte chemoattractant protein 1, macrophage inflammatory protein 1α, macrophage inflammatory protein 2, regulated on activation, normal T cell expressed and secreted, soluble tumor necrosis factor receptor 1, and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases. Activation of RAW 264.7 cells triggered by PRA-1p was associated with activation of inducible nitric oxide synthase, nuclear factor κB, extracellular signal-regulated kinase, and protein kinase B. This work suggests that novel PRA-1p derived from the mushroom sclerotia of P. rhinocerus has potential application as an immunostimulatory agent.


Assuntos
Fatores Imunológicos/química , Fatores Imunológicos/farmacologia , Extratos Vegetais/química , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Polyporus/química , beta-Glucanas/química , beta-Glucanas/farmacologia , Animais , Quimiocina CCL27/genética , Quimiocina CCL27/imunologia , Fator Estimulador de Colônias de Granulócitos e Macrófagos/genética , Fator Estimulador de Colônias de Granulócitos e Macrófagos/imunologia , Fatores Imunológicos/isolamento & purificação , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/imunologia , Camundongos , NF-kappa B/genética , NF-kappa B/imunologia , Óxido Nítrico/imunologia , Fagocitose/efeitos dos fármacos , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação , Polyporus/imunologia , Células RAW 264.7 , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/imunologia , Linfócitos T/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T/imunologia , beta-Glucanas/isolamento & purificação
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(32): 9079-9087, 2019 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31353905

RESUMO

Organic anion transporting polypeptides (OATPs) 1B1 and 1B3 are two highly homologous transporters expressed in the human liver. However, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which is the most predominant catechin in green tea, has opposite effects on the function of OATP1B1 and OATP1B3. In the present study, the critical structural domains and amino acid residues for the activation of OATP1B3 by EGCG have been determined by characterizing the function of a series of OATP1B3-derived chimeric transporters, site-directed mutagenesis, and kinetic studies. Our results showed that G45 and F555 in transmembrane domains 1 and 10 are the most important amino acid residues for OATP1B3 activation. Kinetic studies showed that the activation of OATP1B3 by EGCG at a low substrate concentration was due to its increased substrate binding affinity. However, EGCG caused increased Km and decreased Vmax for 1B3-G45A and 1B3-F555H. The flexibility at position 45 and aromaticity at position 555 might be important for OATP1B3 activation. While 1B3-G45A and 1B3-F555H could not be activated by EGCG, their transport activity for EGCG was comparable to that of wild-type OATP1B3. In conclusion, the present study elucidated the molecular mechanism for OATP1B3 activation by EGCG.


Assuntos
Catequina/análogos & derivados , Extratos Vegetais/metabolismo , Membro 1B3 da Família de Transportadores de Ânion Orgânico Carreador de Soluto/química , Membro 1B3 da Família de Transportadores de Ânion Orgânico Carreador de Soluto/metabolismo , Motivos de Aminoácidos , Camellia sinensis/química , Catequina/química , Catequina/metabolismo , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Cinética , Fígado/metabolismo , Transportador 1 de Ânion Orgânico Específico do Fígado/química , Transportador 1 de Ânion Orgânico Específico do Fígado/genética , Transportador 1 de Ânion Orgânico Específico do Fígado/metabolismo , Modelos Moleculares , Extratos Vegetais/química , Domínios Proteicos , Membro 1B3 da Família de Transportadores de Ânion Orgânico Carreador de Soluto/genética
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