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Sample records for iridoid glucoside aucubin

  1. Secoiridoid and iridoid glucosides from Syringa afghanica.

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    Takenaka, Yukiko; Okazaki, Naoaki; Tanahashi, Takao; Nagakura, Naotaka; Nishi, Toyoyuki

    2002-04-01

    Phytochemical investigation of the dried leaves of Syringa afghanica, has led to the isolation of nine secoiridoid glucosides, safghanosides A-H and 2"-epi-frameroside, as well as an iridoid glucoside, syringafghanoside along with nineteen known compounds. The structures were elucidated by spectroscopic and chemical means. PMID:11909635

  2. Iridoid and bis-iridoid glucosides from the fruit of Gardenia jasminoides.

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    Li, Hai-Bo; Yu, Yang; Wang, Zhen-Zhong; Dai, Yi; Gao, Hao; Xiao, Wei; Yao, Xin-Sheng

    2013-07-01

    Three new iridoid glucosides, 6?-O-trans-feruloylgenipin gentiobioside (1), 2'-O-trans-caffeoylgardoside (2), jasmigeniposide A (3), and one new bis-iridoid glucoside, jasmigeniposide B (4), along with six known analogues (5-10), were isolated from the fruit of Gardenia jasminoides. Their structures were established on the basis of spectroscopic analyses and chemical methods. Anti-virus activity of isolated compounds were evaluated in vitro and only compound 9 showed moderate inhibitory activity against H1N1 with 50% effective concentration (EC50) value of 104.36 ?M, and selective index (SI) value greater than 4.79. PMID:23567862

  3. Further iridoid glucosides in the genus Manulea (Scrophulariaceae).

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    Gousiadou, Chrysoula; Kokubun, Tetsuo; Gotfredsen, Charlotte H; Jensen, Sren R

    2015-01-01

    From Manulea altissima (Scrophulariaceae) were isolated five known secoiridoid glucosides sweroside, eustomoside, eustoside, secoxyloganin and secologanoside as well as the 4?-O-rhamnopyranosyl-feruloyl ester of adoxosidic acid, named altissimoside. Also, the caffeoyl phenylethanoid glycoside verbascoside was isolated. In addition two previously unknown terpenoid esters of 6?-hydroxy 8-epi-boschnaloside, named manucoside A and B were isolated from a formerly obtained fraction from the work-up of Manulea corymbosa. The distribution of iridoid glucosides in the Scrophulariaceae is discussed. PMID:25457503

  4. Iridoid glucosides in the endemic Picconia azorica (Oleaceae).

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    Gousiadou, Chrysoula; Kokubun, Tetsuo; Martins, Jos; Gotfredsen, Charlotte H; Jensen, Sren R

    2015-07-01

    In our continued investigation of plants from the family Oleaceae we have now investigated Picconia azorica endemic to the Azores. Like most species within the family it contains the oleoside-based secoiridoid glucosides ligstroside and oleuropein as the main compounds and in addition verbascoside and echinacoside. As with the previously investigated Picconia excelsa, it also contained the carbocyclic iridoid glucosides involved in the biosynthetic pathway to the oleoside derivatives. However, while P. excelsa contained loganin esterified with some monoterpenoid acids, P. azorica contains similar esters of 7-epi-loganic acid named Picconioside A and B. In addition were found the two 7-O-E/Z-cinnamoyl esters of 7-epi-loganic acid named Picconioside C and D. PMID:25687603

  5. Iridoid glucosides from the aerial parts of Globularia alypum L. (Globulariaceae).

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    Es-Safi, Nour-Eddine; Khlifi, Samira; Kollmann, Albert; Kerhoas, Lucien; El Abbouyi, Ahmed; Ducrot, Paul-Henri

    2006-01-01

    From the hydromethanolic extract of the aerial parts of Globularia alypum grown in Morocco, a new chlorinated iridoid glucoside, globularioside has been isolated beside 5 known iridoid glycosides, globularin, globularicisin, globularidin, globularinin and globularimin. This is the first report of a chlorinated iridoid in G. alypum and in the Globulareaceae. Unlike all other known 7-chlorinated iridoid glucosides where the chlorine atom exhibits an alpha configuration, globularioside incorporate the chlorine atom as a 7beta substituent. The structures of the isolated compounds were established on the basis of ESI-MS, MS-MS, 1D and 2D NMR spectral analysis. PMID:16394555

  6. The iridoid glucoside, antirrhinoside, from Antirrhinum majus L. has differential effects on two generalist insect herbivores.

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    Beninger, Clifford W; Cloutier, Rene R; Grodzinski, Bernard

    2008-05-01

    The iridoid glucoside, antirrhinoside, is constitutively distributed throughout Antirrhinum majus L. in a manner consistent with its possible role as an allelochemical, but there is no evidence that it has a defensive function with respect to insect herbivory. To address this question, two generalist herbivores, Lymantria dispar L. (gypsy moth) and Trichoplusia ni Hbner (cabbage looper) were chosen for feeding trials on excised whole leaves of A. majus and in artificial diet assays. In leaf excision feeding trials, fourth instar gypsy moth rejected, without sampling, the leaves of A. majus regardless of what node the leaf was excised from. In contrast, fourth instar cabbage looper readily fed on the excised leaves, and antirrhinoside was not found in their bodies or feces (frass) as determined by thin layer and high-pressure liquid chromatography. In the leaf and diet assays, a second major leaf iridoid in A. majus, antirrhide, was found in both cabbage looper and gypsy moth frass. In diet feeding assays, the growth of gypsy moth and cabbage looper were not inhibited by methanol extracts, iridoid fractions, or pure antirrhinoside at concentrations of 0.6% in diet, but cabbage looper growth was enhanced. At an antirrhinoside concentration of 3.3% in diet, gypsy moth growth was reduced, whereas cabbage looper growth again increased significantly relative to the control. It is likely that antirrhinoside functions as defense against herbivory for one generalist insect herbivore but also, at low concentrations, enhances the growth of another. PMID:18414950

  7. Glucosides from Vitex agnus-castus.

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    Kuruzm-Uz, Ay?e; Strch, Karsten; Demirezer, L Omr; Zeeck, Axel

    2003-08-01

    The methanolic extract of the flowering stems of Vitex agnus-castus yielded three new iridoids: 6'-O-foliamenthoylmussaenosidic acid (agnucastoside A), 6'-O-(6,7-dihydrofoliamenthoyl)mussaenosidic acid (agnucastoside B) and 7-O-trans-p-coumaroyl-6'-O-trans-caffeoyl-8-epiloganic acid (agnucastoside C) in addition to four known iridoids (aucubin, agnuside, mussaenosidic acid and 6'-O-p-hydroxybenzoylmussaenosidic acid) and one known phenylbutanone glucoside (myzodendrone). The structure elucidations were mainly done by spectroscopic methods (1D and 2D NMR spectra) and MS data interpretation. The purified compounds were tested for biological activities against various microorganisms and cancer cell lines. PMID:12895546

  8. Coumarin glycosides and iridoid glucosides with neuroprotective effects from Hydrangea paniculata.

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    Shi, Jing; Li, Chuang-Jun; Yang, Jing-Zhi; Yuan, Yu-He; Chen, Nai-Hong; Zhang, Dong-Ming

    2012-11-01

    Five new coumarin glycosides, umbelliferone 7-O-sophoroside (1), umbelliferone 7-O-?-D-glucopyranosyl(1???3)-?-D-glucopyranoside (2), umbelliferone 7-O-?-D-glucopyranosyl(1???3)-[?-D-apiofuranosyl(1???6)]-?-D-glucopyranoside (3), umbelliferone 7-O-?-D-glucopyranosyl(1???2)-?-D-apiofuranosyl(1???6)-?-D-glucopyranoside (4), and umbelliferone 7-O-?-D-glucopyranosyl(1???5)-?-D-apiofuranosyl(1???6)-?-D-glucopyranoside (5), and two new iridoid glucosides, 7-O-E-isoferuloyl loganic acid (6) and 7-O-?-D-glucopyranosyl loganin (7), together with eight known compounds (8-15) were isolated from the stems of Hydrangea paniculata. Their structures were established by spectroscopic analysis and chemical methods. At 10?M, compounds 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 13 showed neuroprotective effects against serum deprivation-induced PC12 cell damage. PMID:23047248

  9. Iridoids and phenylethanoid from Pedicularis kerneri Dalla Torre growing in Dolomites, Italy.

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    Venditti, Alessandro; Frezza, Claudio; Serafini, Mauro; Bianco, Armandodoriano

    2016-02-01

    In this study, we report the first phytochemical analysis of polar fraction of Pedicularis kerneri Dalla Torre growing in Dolomites, Italy. Several iridoid glucosides were isolated, namely aucubin (1), monomelittoside (2), plantarenaloside (3), euphroside (4), mussaenosidic acid (5) and 8-epiloganic acid (6), showing a composition in accordance with previous study on this genus. The studied samples, collected from Dolomites, presented a chemotype already recognised in species from North America, characterised by euphroside (4) and aucubin (1) as main components, but the main character was the presence of monomelittoside (2) never reported in this genus. The identification of verbascoside (7), leucosceptoside A (9) and echinacoside (10) complete the systematic framing of this species since is ascertained the co-occurrence of phenylethanoid glycosides with iridoids in Lamiales species. PMID:26207992

  10. Geniposide, an iridoid glucoside derived from Gardenia jasminoides, protects against lipopolysaccharide-induced acute lung injury in mice.

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    Xiaofeng, Yang; Qinren, Cai; Jingping, He; Xiao, Chu; Miaomiao, Wei; Xiangru, Feng; Xianxing, Xie; Meixia, Huo; Jing, Liu; Jingyuan, Wei; Xinxin, Ci; Hongyu, Li; Yanhong, Deng; Lanxiang, Jiang; Xuming, Deng

    2012-04-01

    Geniposide, a main iridoid glucoside component of gardenia fruit, has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory activity. However, its potential use for acute lung injury (ALI) has not yet been studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the anti-inflammatory properties of geniposide using a mouse ALI model. ALI was induced by intranasal injection of lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Pretreatment of mice with geniposide (20, 40, or 80 mg/kg) resulted in a marked reduction in inflammatory cells and total protein concentration in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) of mice. Levels of inflammatory mediators, including tumour necrosis factor- ? (TNF- ?), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and interleukin-10 (IL-10), were significantly altered after treatment with geniposide. Histological studies using hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining demonstrate that geniposide substantially inhibited LPS-induced alveolar wall changes, alveolar haemorrhage, and neutrophil infiltration in lung tissue, with evidence of reduced myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity. In addition, we investigated potential signal transduction mechanisms that could be implicated in geniposide activity. Our results suggest that geniposide may provide protective effects against LPS-induced ALI by mitigating inflammatory responses and that the compound's mechanism of action may involve blocking nuclear factor-kappaB (NF- ?B) and mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK) signalling pathway activation. PMID:22354390

  11. The corrected structure of depressoside, an antioxidative iridoid glucoside extracted from the flowers of Gentiana urnula Harry Sm.

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    Kusakari, Ken; Fukuhara, Tadao; Motoyama, Akira; Ochiai, Nobuhiko; Watanabe, Takashi; Sugimoto, Yukihiro

    2016-04-01

    Three known iridoid glucosides (gentiournoside A, gentiournoside E and depressoside) were isolated from the flowers of Gentiana urnula Harry Sm. through activity-guided fractionations with a 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) assay. All three compounds exhibited excellent DPPH radical scavenging activities (IC50: 10-20 μmol L(-1)) comparable to that of ascorbic acid and Trolox. However, examination of the NMR data revealed that the reported chemical structure of depressoside, previously isolated from the leaves of G. depressa, needed correcting due to incorrect elucidation around C-7 of the iridane skeleton, and was corrected to 6-β-(2,3-dihydroxyphenyl)-d-glucosyl 7-O-(2,3-dihydroxybenzoyl)-loganate. Depressoside exhibited a much higher scavenging activity against superoxide radicals (IC50: 45.5 μmol L(-1)) than the other two extracted compounds (IC50: more than 900 μmol L(-1)) due to the crucial presence of a pyrogallyl unit. PMID:26375047

  12. Characterization and identification of iridoid glucosides, flavonoids and anthraquinones in Hedyotis diffusa by high-performance liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry.

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    Liu, E-Hu; Zhou, Ting; Li, Guo-Bin; Li, Jing; Huang, Xiu-Ning; Pan, Feng; Gao, Ning

    2012-01-01

    The multiple bioactive constituents in Hedyotis diffusa Willd. (H. diffusa) were extracted and characterized by high-performance liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-ESI-MS(n)). The optimized separation condition was obtained using an Agilent ZorBax SB-C18 column (4.6150?mm, 5??m) and gradient elution with water (containing 0.1% formic acid) and acetonitrile (containing 0.1% formic acid), under which baseline separation for the majority of compounds was achieved. Among the compounds detected, 14 iridoid glucosides, 10 flavonoids, 7 anthraquinones, 1 coumarin and 1 triterpene were unambiguously identified or tentatively characterized based on their retention times and mass spectra in comparison with the data from standards or references. The fragmentation behavior for different types of constituents was also investigated, which could contribute to the elucidation of these constituents in H. diffusa. The present study reveals that even more iridoid glycosides were found in H. diffusa than hitherto assumed. The occurrence of two iridoid glucosides and five flavonoids in particular has not yet been described. This paper marks the first report on the structural characterization of chemical compounds in H. diffusa by a developed HPLC-ESI-MS(n) method. PMID:25940590

  13. A Validated HPTLC-Densitometric Method for Assay of Aucubin in Vitexagnus-castusL.

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    Hajimehdipoor, Homa; Shekarchi, Maryam; PiraliHamedani, Morteza; Abedi, Zahra; Zahedi, Homeyra; Shekarchi, Maral; Gohari, Ahmad Reza

    2011-01-01

    Vitexagnus-castusL. is a medicinal plant which is used in several dosage forms for women hormonal disorders and standardized according to the iridoids or flavonoids content. Aucubin, an iridoid glycoside, considered as a marker in some formulations. In this research, a thin layer chromatographic method with densitometric detection has been developed for quantitative determination of aucubin in chaste tree fruits. Chromatographic separation was performed using silica gel high performance thin-layer chromatography (HPTLC) plates with ethyl acetate-methanol-water 77 : 15 : 8 as mobile phase. Chromatograms were visualized using p-dimethylaminobenzaldehyde as reagent. Aucubin RF-value was about 0.5 and spots were scanned at 580 nm through a mercury lamp. By using this method, the amount of aucubin was found 43.5 mg/100 g of dried plant fruits. The method was validated for selectivity, linearity (r2 = 0.997, 20-100 ?g/mL), precision (intra-day < 4.9, inter-day < 7.2) and accuracy measured via determination of recovery (95-98%). The limit of detection and limit of quantization were found 6.6 and 20 ?g/mL, respectively. This methodology was found to be precise with respect to the validation parameters. It is simple and convenient and could be applicable to the routine determination of aucubin in different Vitexagnus-castusL. samples. PMID:24250405

  14. Iridoids from Lippia graveolens.

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    Rastrelli, L; Caceres, A; Morales, C; De Simone, F; Aquino, R

    1998-11-20

    An investigation of the leaves of Lippia graveolens from Guatemala provided 10 iridoid and secoiridoid glucosides as well as their ester derivatives. Minor constituents were loganin, secologanin, secoxyloganin, dimethylsecologanoside, loganic acid, 8-epi-loganic acid and caryoptoside. Major constituents were the novel iridoids caryoptosidic acid and lippioside I and II consisting of caryoptosidic acid esterified at the C-6 position of glucose with p-coumaroyl or caffeoyl residues, respectively. Their structures were mainly elucidated by NMR spectroscopy. PMID:11711112

  15. Iridoid-specific glucosyltransferase from Gardenia jasminoides.

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    Nagatoshi, Mai; Terasaka, Kazuyoshi; Nagatsu, Akito; Mizukami, Hajime

    2011-09-16

    Iridoids are one of the most widely distributed secondary metabolites in higher plants. They are pharmacologically active principles in various medicinal plants and key intermediates in the biosynthesis of monoterpenoid indole alkaloids as well as quinoline alkaloids. Although most iridoids are present as 1-O-glucosides, the glucosylation step in the biosynthetic pathway has remained obscure. We isolated a cDNA coding for UDP-glucose:iridoid glucosyltransferase (UGT85A24) from Gardenia jasminoides. UGT85A24 preferentially glucosylated the 1-O-hydroxyl group of 7-deoxyloganetin and genipin but exhibited only weak activity toward loganetin and no activity toward 7-deoxyloganetic acid. This suggests that, in the biosynthetic pathway of geniposide, a major iridoid compound in G. jasminoides, glucosylation occurs after methylation of 7-deoxyloganetic acid. UGT85A24 showed negligible activity toward any acceptor substrates other than iridoid aglycones. Thus, UGT85A24 has a remarkable specificity for iridoid aglycones. The mRNA level of UGT85A24 overlaps with the marked increase in genipin glucosylation activity in the methyl jasmonate-treated cell cultures of G. jasminoides and is related to iridoid accumulation in G. jasminoides fruits. PMID:21799001

  16. Host dependent iridoid glycoside sequestration patterns in Cionus hortulanus.

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    Baden, Christian Ulrich; Franke, Stephan; Dobler, Susanne

    2013-08-01

    Weevils of the genus Cionus (Curculionidae, Mecininae) sequester the iridoid glycosides (IGs) aucubin and catalpol from their host plants Scrophularia or Verbascum (Scrophulariaceae). Cionus hortulanus is the only member of the genus that feeds on both plant genera. We previously showed that sequestration patterns in C. hortulanus depend on the local host. To investigate whether IG patterns are driven by their availability in the hosts or genetic differences between populations, we collected C. hortulanus from S. nodosa in the field and reared them either on S. nodosa or on V. nigrum. The differences in IG concentrations were specific for the host plant upon which the weevils developed. Similar to monophagous species of the Cionini, individuals from S. nodosa had more aucubin than catalpol and mirrored the concentrations of their host plants. Specimens from V. nigrum, on the other hand, had higher concentrations of aucubin and of catalpol than their host. On V. nigrum, the ratio of catalpol to aucubin differed significantly between plant and beetle samples due to much higher catalpol concentrations in the weevils. Our data thus contradict genetically fixed differences between populations living on either plant but rather document the host plants' influence on the beetles' metabolism. PMID:23846185

  17. The interplay between toxin-releasing ?-glucosidase and plant iridoid glycosides impairs larval development in a generalist caterpillar, Grammia incorrupta (Arctiidae).

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    Pankoke, Helga; Bowers, M Deane; Dobler, Susanne

    2012-06-01

    Herbivores with polyphagous feeding habits must cope with a diet that varies in quality. One of the most important sources of this variation in host plant suitability is plant secondary chemistry. We examined how feeding on plants containing one such group of compounds, the iridoid glycosides, might affect the growth and enzymatic activity in a polyphagous caterpillar that feeds on over 80 plant species in 50 different families. Larvae of the polyphagous arctiid, Grammia incorrupta, were reared exclusively on one of two plant species, one of which contains iridoid glycosides (Plantago lanceolata, Plantaginaceae) while the other does not (Taraxacum officinale, Asteraceae). Larval weight was measured on the two host plants, and midgut homogenates of last instar larvae were then assayed for activity and kinetic properties of ?-glucosidases, using both a standard substrate, 4-nitrophenyl-?-D-glucose (NP?Glc), and the iridoid glycoside aucubin, one of the two main iridoid glycosides in P. lanceolata. Larvae feeding on P. lanceolata weighed significantly less and developed more slowly compared to larvae on T. officinale. While the larval midgut ?-glucosidase activity determined with NP?Glc was significantly decreased when fed on P. lanceolata, aucubin was substantially hydrolyzed and the larval ?-glucosidase activity towards both substrates correlated negatively with larval weight. Our results demonstrate that host plants containing high concentrations of iridoid glycosides have a negative impact on larval development of this generalist insect herbivore. This is most likely due to the hydrolysis of plant glycosides in the larval midgut which results in the release of toxic aglycones. Linking the reduced larval weight to the toxin-releasing action of an iridoid glycoside cleaving ?-glucosidase, our results thus support the detoxification limitation hypothesis, suggesting fitness costs for the larvae feeding solely on P. lanceolata. Thus, in addition to the adaptive regulation of midgut ?-glucosidase activity, host plant switching as a behavioral adaptation might be a prerequisite for generalist herbivores that allows them to circumvent the negative effects of plant secondary compounds. PMID:22446106

  18. Synergistic effects of iridoid glycosides on the survival, development and immune response of a specialist caterpillar, Junonia coenia (Nymphalidae).

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    Richards, Lora A; Lampert, Evan C; Bowers, M Deane; Dodson, Craig D; Smilanich, Angela M; Dyer, Lee A

    2012-10-01

    Plants use a diverse mix of defenses against herbivores, including multiple secondary metabolites, which may affect herbivores synergistically. Chemical defenses also can affect natural enemies of herbivores via limiting herbivore populations or by affecting herbivore resistance or susceptibility to these enemies. In this study, we conducted larval feeding experiments to examine the potential synergistic effects of iridoid glycosides (IGs) found in Plantago spp. (Plantaginaceae) on the specialist buckeye caterpillar, Junonia coenia (Nymphalidae). Caterpillars were placed on artificial diets containing different concentrations of single IGs (aucubin or catalpol alone) or combinations of the two IGs. Larval performance and immune response were recorded to test the hypothesis that IGs would have positive synergistic effects on buckeyes, which are specialists on IG plants. The positive synergistic effects that IGs had on buckeyes in our experiments included lower mortality, faster development, and higher total iridoid glycoside sequestration on mixed diets than on aucubin- or catalpol-only diets. Furthermore, we found negative synergistic effects of IGs on the immune response of buckeye caterpillars. These results demonstrate multiple synergistic effects of IGs and indicate a potential trade-off between larval performance and parasitoid resistance. PMID:23053916

  19. Eucommia ulmoides Cortex, Geniposide and Aucubin Regulate Lipotoxicity through the Inhibition of Lysosomal BAX

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    Lee, Geum-Hwa; Lee, Mi-Rin; Lee, Hwa-Young; Kim, Seung Hyun; Kim, Hye-Kyung; Kim, Hyung-Ryong; Chae, Han-Jung

    2014-01-01

    In this study we examined the inhibition of hepatic dyslipidemia by Eucommia ulmoides extract (EUE). Using a screening assay for BAX inhibition we determined that EUE regulates BAX-induced cell death. Among various cell death stimuli tested EUE regulated palmitate-induced cell death, which involves lysosomal BAX translocation. EUE rescued palmitate-induced inhibition of lysosomal V-ATPase, ?-galactosidase, ?-mannosidase, and acid phosphatase, and this effect was reversed by bafilomycin, a lysosomal V-ATPase inhibitor. The active components of EUE, aucubin and geniposide, showed similar inhibition of palmitate-induced cell death to that of EUE through enhancement of lysosome activity. Consistent with these in vitro findings, EUE inhibited the dyslipidemic condition in a high-fat diet animal model by regulating the lysosomal localization of BAX. This study demonstrates that EUE regulates lipotoxicity through a novel mechanism of enhanced lysosomal activity leading to the regulation of lysosomal BAX activation and cell death. Our findings further indicate that geniposide and aucubin, active components of EUE, may be therapeutic candidates for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. PMID:24586300

  20. De novo biosynthesis versus sequestration: a network of transport systems supports in iridoid producing leaf beetle larvae both modes of defense.

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    Kunert, Maritta; Søe, Astrid; Bartram, Stefan; Discher, Sabrina; Tolzin-Banasch, Karla; Nie, Lihua; David, Anja; Pasteels, Jacques; Boland, Wilhelm

    2008-10-01

    In the larval chrysomelines the de novo synthesis of monoterpenoids (iridoids) is believed to represent the ancestral state in the evolution of chemical defenses. Here we demonstrate that the iridoid producing larvae of Plagiodera versicolora and Phratora laticollis have the potential to sequester precursors from food. In nature, iridoids may even have a dual origin, namely plant-derived and de novo produced. The ability to sequester plant-derived precursors was proved by (i) (13)C-labelling of the terpenoids in the food plant, (ii) by larval feeding on leaves impregnated with analogs and labelled putative precursors for iridoid biosynthesis; and (iii) by injection of the precursors into the hemolymph followed by mass spectroscopic analysis of their distribution in the hemolymph, defensive secretion, and faeces. The experimental findings support a network of transport systems which allows a broader range of glucosides to enter and to leave the hemocoel, while only the appropriate precursor, 8-hydroxygeraniol-8-O-beta-d-glucoside, is channelled to the reservoir and processed to iridoids. The dual system of de novo biosynthesis and sequestration of phytogenic precursors may have favoured the larvae to shift from one host plant to another without losing their defense. PMID:18687400

  1. Eucommia ulmoides Oliver Extract, Aucubin, and Geniposide Enhance Lysosomal Activity to Regulate ER Stress and Hepatic Lipid Accumulation

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    Lee, Hwa-Young; Lee, Geum-Hwa; Lee, Mi-Rin; Kim, Hye-Kyung; Kim, Nan-young; Kim, Seung-Hyun; Lee, Yong-Chul; Kim, Hyung-Ryong; Chae, Han-Jung

    2013-01-01

    Eucommia ulmoides Oliver is a natural product widely used as a dietary supplement and medicinal plant. Here, we examined the potential regulatory effects of Eucommia ulmoides Oliver extracts (EUE) on hepatic dyslipidemia and its related mechanisms by in vitro and in vivo studies. EUE and its two active constituents, aucubin and geniposide, inhibited palmitate-induced endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, reducing hepatic lipid accumulation through secretion of apolipoprotein B and associated triglycerides and cholesterol in human HepG2 hepatocytes. To determine how EUE diminishes the ER stress response, lysosomal and proteasomal protein degradation activities were analyzed. Although proteasomal activity was not affected, lysosomal enzyme activities including V-ATPase were significantly increased by EUE as well as aucubin and geniposide in HepG2 cells. Treatment with the V-ATPase inhibitor, bafilomycin, reversed the inhibition of ER stress, secretion of apolipoprotein B, and hepatic lipid accumulation induced by EUE or its component, aucubin or geniposide. In addition, EUE was determined to regulate hepatic dyslipidemia by enhancing lysosomal activity and to regulate ER stress in rats fed a high-fat diet. Together, these results suggest that EUE and its active components enhance lysosomal activity, resulting in decreased ER stress and hepatic dyslipidemia. PMID:24349058

  2. Determination of phenylethanoid glycosides and iridoid glycosides from therapeutically used Plantago species by CE-MEKC.

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    Gonda, Sndor; Nguyen, Nhat Minh; Batta, Gyula; Gymnt, Gyngyi; Mth, Csaba; Vasas, Gbor

    2013-09-01

    CE methods are valuable tools for medicinal plant quality management, screening, and analysis. Therefore, the aim of the current study was to optimize and validate a CE-MEKC method for simultaneous quantification of four chief bioactive metabolites from Plantago species. The two most important secondary metabolite groups were aimed to be separated. Different electrolyte and surfactant types were tested. Surfactant concentration, BGE pH, electrolyte concentration, and buffering capacity were optimized. The final BGE consisted of 15 mM sodium tetraborate, 20 mM TAPS, and 250 mM DOC at pH 8.50. Acceptable precision, good stability, and accuracy were achieved, with high resolution for phenylethanoid glycosides. Analytes were separated within 20 min. The method was shown to be suitable for the quantification of the iridoid glycosides aucubin and catalpol, and the phenylethanoid glycosides acteoside (verbascoside) and plantamajoside from water extracts of different samples. The method was shown to be applicable to leaf extracts of Plantago lanceolata, Plantago major, and Plantago asiatica, the main species with therapeutic applications, and a biotechnological product, plant tissue cultures (calli) of P. lanceolata. Baseline separation of the main constituents from minor peaks was achieved, regardless of the matrix type. PMID:23784714

  3. Secoiridoid glucosides with free radical scavenging activity from the leaves of Syringa dilatata.

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    Oh, Hyuncheol; Ko, Eun-Kyoung; Kim, Do-Hoon; Jang, Kyu-Kwan; Park, Sung-Eun; Lee, Ho-Sub; Kim, Youn-Chul

    2003-04-01

    Activity-guided fractionation of the EtOAc and MeOH extract of the leaves of Syringa dilatata NAKAI furnished one free radical scavenger, the secoiridoid glucoside oleuropein together with ligstroside and an iridoid glucoside, syringopicroside. Oleuropein interacted with the stable free radical, 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), and showed an IC(50) value of 40.4 microM. L-Ascorbic acid as a positive control showed an IC(50) value of 50.3 microM. PMID:12722154

  4. Anti-Inflammatory Iridoids of Botanical Origin

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    Viljoen, A; Mncwangi, N; Vermaak, I

    2012-01-01

    Inflammation is a manifestation of a wide range of disorders which include; arthritis, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, inflammatory bowel syndrome, physical injury and infection amongst many others. Common treatment modalities are usually non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, paracetamol, indomethacin and ibuprofen as well as corticosteroids such as prednisone. These however, may be associated with a host of side effects due to non-selectivity for cyclooxygenase (COX) enzymes involved in inflammation and those with selectivity may be highly priced. Thus, there is a continuing search for safe and effective anti-inflammatory molecules from natural sources. Research has confirmed that iridoids exhibit promising anti-inflammatory activity which may be beneficial in the treatment of inflammation. Iridoids are secondary metabolites present in various plants, especially in species belonging to the Apocynaceae, Lamiaceae, Loganiaceae, Rubiaceae, Scrophulariaceae and Verbenaceae families. Many of these ethnobotanicals have an illustrious history of traditional use alluding to their use to treat inflammation. Although iridoids exhibit a wide range of pharmacological activities such as cardiovascular, hepatoprotection, hypoglycaemic, antimutagenic, antispasmodic, anti-tumour, antiviral, immunomodulation and purgative effects this review will acutely focus on their anti-inflammatory properties. The paper aims to present a summary for the most prominent iridoid-containing plants for which anti-inflammatory activity has been demonstrated in vitro and / or in vivo. PMID:22414102

  5. A new iridoid diglucoside from Harpagophytum procumbens.

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    Tomassini, Lamberto; Serafini, Mauro; Foddai, Sebastiano; Ventrone, Antonio; Nicoletti, Marcello

    2016-01-01

    A new iridoid diglucoside has been isolated from an aqueous extract of Harpagophytum procumbens secondary roots, together with six known compounds. Its structure has been assigned as 6'-O-glucopyranosyl-8-O-trans-coumaroylharpagide by spectroscopic means. PMID:26119468

  6. Selective transport systems mediate sequestration of plant glucosides in leaf beetles: a molecular basis for adaptation and evolution.

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    Kuhn, Jürgen; Pettersson, Eva M; Feld, Birte K; Burse, Antje; Termonia, Arnaud; Pasteels, Jacques M; Boland, Wilhelm

    2004-09-21

    Chrysomeline larvae respond to disturbance and attack by everting dorsal glandular reservoirs, which release defensive secretions. The ancestral defense is based on the de novo synthesis of monoterpene iridoids. The catabolization of the host-plant O-glucoside salicin into salicylaldehyde is a character state that evolved later in two distinct lineages, which specialized on Salicaceae. By using two species producing monoterpenes (Hydrothassa marginella and Phratora laticollis) and two sequestering species (Chrysomela populi and Phratora vitellinae), we studied the molecular basis of sequestration by feeding the larvae structurally different thioglucosides resembling natural O-glucosides. Their accumulation in the defensive systems demonstrated that the larvae possess transport systems, which are evolutionarily adapted to the glycosides of their host plants. Minor structural modifications in the aglycon result in drastically reduced transport rates of the test compounds. Moreover, the ancestral iridoid-producing leaf beetles already possess a fully functional import system for an early precursor of the iridoid defenses. Our data confirm an evolutionary scenario in which, after a host-plant change, the transport system of the leaf beetles may play a pivotal role in the adaptation on new hosts by selecting plant-derived glucosides that can be channeled to the defensive system. PMID:15365181

  7. Structural determinants of reductive terpene cyclization in iridoid biosynthesis.

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    Kries, Hajo; Caputi, Lorenzo; Stevenson, Clare E M; Kamileen, Mohammed O; Sherden, Nathaniel H; Geu-Flores, Fernando; Lawson, David M; O'Connor, Sarah E

    2016-01-01

    The carbon skeleton of ecologically and pharmacologically important iridoid monoterpenes is formed in a reductive cyclization reaction unrelated to canonical terpene cyclization. Here we report the crystal structure of the recently discovered iridoid cyclase (from Catharanthus roseus) bound to a mechanism-inspired inhibitor that illuminates substrate binding and catalytic function of the enzyme. Key features that distinguish iridoid synthase from its close homolog progesterone 5?-reductase are highlighted. PMID:26551396

  8. Antiglycation Activity of Iridoids and Their Food Sources

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    West, Brett J.; Uwaya, Akemi; Isami, Fumiyuki; Deng, Shixin; Nakajima, Sanae; Jensen, C. Jarakae

    2014-01-01

    Iridoids are dietary phytochemicals that may have the ability to inhibit the formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). Three studies were conducted to investigate this anti-AGE potential. First, the inhibition of fluorescence intensity by food-derived iridoids, after 4 days of incubation with bovine serum albumin, glucose, and fructose, was used to evaluate in vitro antiglycation activity. Next, an 8-week open-label pilot study used the AGE Reader to measure changes in the skin autofluorescence of 34 overweight adults who consumed daily a beverage containing food sources of iridoids. Finally, a cross-sectional population study with 3913 people analyzed the relationship between daily iridoid intake and AGE accumulation, as measured by skin autofluorescence with the TruAge scanner. In the in vitro test, deacetylasperulosidic acid and loganic acid both inhibited glycation in a concentration-dependent manner, with respective IC50 values of 3.55 and 2.69 mM. In the pilot study, average skin autofluorescence measurements decreased by 0.12 units (P < 0.05). The cross-sectional population survey revealed that, for every mg of iridoids consumed, there is a corresponding decline in AGE associated age of 0.017 years (P < 0.0001). These results suggest that consumption of dietary sources of iridoids may be a useful antiaging strategy. PMID:26904624

  9. The seco-iridoid pathway from Catharanthus roseus

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    Miettinen, Karel; Dong, Lemeng; Navrot, Nicolas; Schneider, Thomas; Burlat, Vincent; Pollier, Jacob; Woittiez, Lotte; van der Krol, Sander; Lugan, Raphaël; Ilc, Tina; Verpoorte, Robert; Oksman-Caldentey, Kirsi-Marja; Martinoia, Enrico; Bouwmeester, Harro; Goossens, Alain; Memelink, Johan; Werck-Reichhart, Danièle

    2014-01-01

    The (seco)iridoids and their derivatives, the monoterpenoid indole alkaloids (MIAs), form two large families of plant-derived bioactive compounds with a wide spectrum of high-value pharmacological and insect-repellent activities. Vinblastine and vincristine, MIAs used as anticancer drugs, are produced by Catharanthus roseus in extremely low levels, leading to high market prices and poor availability. Their biotechnological production is hampered by the fragmentary knowledge of their biosynthesis. Here we report the discovery of the last four missing steps of the (seco)iridoid biosynthesis pathway. Expression of the eight genes encoding this pathway, together with two genes boosting precursor formation and two downstream alkaloid biosynthesis genes, in an alternative plant host, allows the heterologous production of the complex MIA strictosidine. This confirms the functionality of all enzymes of the pathway and highlights their utility for synthetic biology programmes towards a sustainable biotechnological production of valuable (seco)iridoids and alkaloids with pharmaceutical and agricultural applications. PMID:24710322

  10. Conversion of Substrate Analogs Suggests a Michael Cyclization in Iridoid Biosynthesis

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    Lindner, Stephanie; Geu-Flores, Fernando; Bräse, Stefan; Sherden, Nathaniel H.; O’Connor, Sarah E.

    2014-01-01

    Summary The core structure of the iridoid monoterpenes is formed by a unique cyclization reaction. The enzyme that catalyzes this reaction, iridoid synthase, is mechanistically distinct from other terpene cyclases. Here we describe the synthesis of two substrate analogs to probe the mechanism of iridoid synthase. Enzymatic assay of these substrate analogs along with clues from the product profile of the native substrate strongly suggest that iridoid synthase utilizes a Michael reaction to achieve cyclization. This improved mechanistic understanding will facilitate the exploitation of the potential of iridoid synthase to synthesize new cyclic compounds from nonnatural substrates. PMID:25444551

  11. Host plant influences on iridoid glycoside sequestration of generalist and specialist caterpillars.

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    Lampert, Evan C; Bowers, M Deane

    2010-10-01

    The effect of diet on sequestration of iridoid glycosides was examined in larvae of three lepidopteran species. Larvae were reared upon Plantago major, or P. lanceolata, or switched from one to the other in the penultimate instar. Junonia coenia is a specialist on iridoid glycoside-producing plants, whereas the arctiids, Spilosoma congrua and Estigmene acrea, are both polyphagous and eat iridoid-producing plants. All species sequestered iridoids. The specialist J. coenia sequestered from three to seven times the amounts sequestered by the two generalist species. Junonia coenia iridoid glycoside content depended on diet, and they sequestered from 5 to 15% dry weight iridoid glycosides. Estigmene acrea iridoid glycoside sequestration was relatively low, around 2% dry weight and did not vary with diet. Spilosoma congrua sequestration varied with diet and ranged from approximately 3 to 6% dry weight. PMID:20809144

  12. A bioactive spirolactone iridoid and triterpenoids from Himatanthus sucuuba.

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    Wood, C A; Lee, K; Vaisberg, A J; Kingston, D G; Neto, C C; Hammond, G B

    2001-11-01

    Himatanthus sucuuba is an Amazonian tree with abundant, yet conflicting ethnobotanical information. Investigation of the polar and non-polar constituents led to the isolation of plumericin, a bioactive spirolactone iridoid, and four known pentacylic triterpenes: lupeol acetate, lupeol cinnamate, lupeol beta-phenyl propionate, and alpha-amyrin cinnamate. PMID:11724243

  13. Reassessment of Melittis melissophyllum L. subsp. melissophyllum iridoidic fraction.

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    Venditti, A; Frezza, C; Guarcini, L; Maggi, F; Bianco, A; Serafini, M

    2016-01-01

    The analysis of the polar fraction of Melittis melissophyllum L. subsp. melissophyllum led to the identification of several iridoid glycosides: monomelittoside (1), melittoside (2), harpagide (3), acetyl-harpagide (4) and ajugoside (5). Compounds 3 and 4 are considered marker compounds for the genus and, as well as compounds 1, 2 and 5, were already evidenced in a previous study on the nominal species. It was noteworthy of the presence of allobetonicoside (6) which was never reported for this genus. The isolation of 6 is very relevant because of its allose residue on the structure. Allose has been often found in the species of the subfamily Lamioideae even if it mostly regarded flavonoids considered of chemotaxonomical relevance for some correlated genera of Lamiaceae. Same as allosyl-glycosidic flavonoids, the presence of allosyl-glycosidic iridoids may also be an additional chemosystematic evidence of botanical relationships among Lamiaceae species and genera. PMID:26131916

  14. Four new bis-iridoids isolated from the traditional Tibetan herb Pterocephalus hookeri.

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    Wu, Ying-Chun; Guo, Chen-Xu; Zhu, Yuan-Zhang; Li, Yi-Ming; Guo, Fu-Jiang; Zhu, Guo-Fu

    2014-10-01

    Pterocenoids A-E (1-4), which Pterocenoids A(1) is one novel dimer containing a pyridine monoterpene alkaloid; and Pterocenoids B-E (2-4) are rare arranged non-glycosidic bis-iridoids were isolated from Pterocephlus hookeri. The structures of the compounds were established by 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. All bis-iridoids isolated from P. hookeri were found to possess secoiridoid/iridoid subtype skeletons. Hence, bis-iridoids can be regarded as the chemotaxonomic markers of P. hookeri. The origins of the new bis-iridoids (1-4) were postulated and their activities of inhibition of the NF-?B pathway were assayed and compounds 1-3 showed moderate activity in inhibiting NF-?B. PMID:25065705

  15. Bioactive Iridoid Glycosides from the Whole Plants of Rehmannia chingii.

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    Liu, Yan-Fei; Shi, Guo-Ru; Wang, Xin; Zhang, Chun-Lei; Wang, Yan; Chen, Ruo-Yun; Yu, De-Quan

    2016-02-26

    Nine new iridoid glycosides, rehmachingiiosides A-I (1-9), together with 16 known analogues, were isolated from the whole plants of Rehmannia chingii. The structures of compounds 1-9 were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic data analysis and from chemical evidence. Furthermore, in two vitro assays, compounds 5 and 10 showed an inhibitory effect on LPS-induced NO production with IC50 values of 2.5 and 7.3 ?M, and compounds 4, 6, and 10-12 (when evaluated at 10 ?M) exhibited evidence of hepatoprotective effects against APAP-induced HepG2 cell damage. PMID:26859776

  16. UPLC-TOF-MS Characterization and Identification of Bioactive Iridoids in Cornus mas Fruit

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    West, Brett J.; Jensen, C. Jarakae

    2013-01-01

    Cornus mas L. is indigenous to Europe and parts of Asia. Although Cornus is widely considered to be an iridoid rich genera, only two iridoids have been previously found in this plant. The lack of information on taxonomically and biologically active iridoids prompted us to develop and optimize an analytical method for characterization of additional phytochemicals in C. mas fruit. An ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC) coupled with photodiode array spectrophotometry (PDA) and electrospray time-of-flight mass spectrometry (ESI-TOF-MS) was employed and mass parameters were optimized. Identification was made by elucidating the mass spectral data and further confirmed by comparing retention times and UV spectra of target peaks with those of reference compounds. Primary DNA damage and antigenotoxicity tests in E. coli PQ37 were used to screen the iridoids for biological activity. As a result, ten phytochemicals were identified, including iridoids loganic acid, loganin, sweroside, and cornuside. Nine of these were reported for the first time from C. mas fruit. The iridoids did not induce SOS repair of DNA, indicating a lack of genotoxic activity in E. coli PQ37. However, loganin, sweroside, and cornuside did reduce the amount of DNA damage caused by 4-nitroquinoline 1-oxide, suggesting potential antigenotoxic activity. PMID:24228188

  17. Coumaroyl Iridoids and a Depside from Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon)

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    Turner, Allison; Chen, Shao-Nong; Nikolic, Dejan; van Breemen, Richard; Farnsworth, Norman R.; Pauli, Guido F.

    2006-01-01

    Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait., Ericaceae) juice has been used for urinary tract infections for approximately 50 years. Recent research suggests that this botanical blocks adherence of pathogenic E. coli to urinary tract cells, thus preventing infection. While current evidence indicates that proanthocyanidins are responsible for this activity, these compounds may not reach the urinary tract, thus further investigation is warranted. Fractionation of cranberry juice concentrate was guided by a recently published antiadherence assay, and the resulting fractions were phytochemically characterized. Two new coumaroyl iridoid glycosides, 10-p-trans- (1) and 10-p-cis-coumaroyl-1S-dihydromonotropein (2), and a depside, 2-O-(3,4-dihydroxybenzoyl)-2,4,6-trihydroxyphenylmethylacetate (3) were isolated, and although these compounds did not have antiadherent activity in isolation, they might constitute a new group of marker compounds for this active fraction of cranberry. PMID:17269823

  18. Comparison of pharmacokinetic behavior of two iridoid glycosides in rat plasma after oral administration of crude Cornus officinals and its jiuzhipin by high performance liquid chromatography triple quadrupole mass spectrometry combined with multiple reactions monitoring mode

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    Chen, Xiaocheng; Cao, Gang; Jiang, Jianping

    2014-01-01

    Objective: The present study examined the pharmacokinetic profiles of two iridoid glycosides named morroniside and loganin in rat plasma after oral administration of crude and processed Cornus officinals. Materials and Methods: A rapid, selective and specific high-performance liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry with multiple reactions monitoring mode was developed to simultaneously investigate the pharmacokinetic profiles of morroniside and loganin in rat plasma after oral administration of crude C. officinals and its jiuzhipin. Results: The morroniside and loganin in crude and processed C. officinals could be simultaneously determined within 7.4 min. Linear calibration curves were obtained over the concentration ranges of 45.45-4800 ng/mL for all the analytes. The intra-and inter-day precisions relative standard deviation was lesser than 2.84% and 4.12%, respectively. Conclusion: The pharmacokinetic parameters of two iridoid glucosides were also compared systematically between crude and processed C. officinals. This paper provides the theoretical proofs for further explaining the processing mechanism of Traditional Chinese Medicines. PMID:24914290

  19. Antioxidative iridoid glycosides from the sky flower (Duranta repens Linn).

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    Ijaz, Fozia; Ul Haq, Azhar; Ahmad, Ijaz; Ahmad, Nisar; Hussain, Javid; Chen, Sibao

    2011-02-01

    Phytochemical investigations were performed on the EtOAc-soluble fraction of the whole plant of the sky flower (Duranta repens) which led to the isolation of the iridoid glycosides 1-6. Their structures were elucidated by both 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopic analysis. All the compounds showed potent antioxidative scavenging activity in four different tests, with half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC(50)) values in the range 0.481-0.719 mM against DPPH radicals, 4.07-17.21 μM for the hydroxyl radical (·OH) inhibitory activity test, 43.3-97.37 μM in the total reactive oxygen species (ROS) inhibitory activity test, and 3.39-18.94 μM in the peroxynitrite (ONOO(-)) scavenging activity test. Duranterectoside A (1) displayed the strongest scavenging potential with IC(50) values of (0.481 ± 0.06 mM, 4.07 ± 0.03, 43.30 ± 0.05, 3.39 ± 0.02 μM) for the DPPH radicals, ·OH inhibitory activity test, total ROS inhibitory activity test and the ONOO(-) scavenging activity test, respectively. PMID:21299433

  20. A C14-polyacetylenic glucoside with an alpha-pyrone moiety and four C10-polyacetylenic glucosides from Mediasia macrophylla.

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    Kurimoto, Shin-ichiro; Okasaka, Mamoru; Kashiwada, Yoshiki; Kodzhimatov, Olimjon K; Takaishi, Yoshihisa

    2010-04-01

    Polyacetylenic glucosides (1-5) were isolated from the MeOH extract of Mediasia macrophylla, and their structures were established by spectroscopic analyses. Compounds 2-4 were the first examples of C(10)-polyacetylenic glucosides found in the family Umbelliferae, while compound 1 was a unique polyacetylenic glucoside possessing an alpha-pyrone moiety. PMID:20074759

  1. [Development and research advances of iridoids from Valeriana jatamansi and their bioactivity].

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    Zhang, Ning-ning; Ding, Guang-zhi

    2015-05-01

    Valeriana jatamansi (syn. V. wallichii), a traditional Chinese medicine recorded in Chinese Pharmacopeia (1977 and 2010 edition), has been used for treatment of a variety of conditions including sleep problems, obesity, nervous disorders, epilepsy, insanity, snake poisoning, eye trouble, and skin diseases. Also, it was used as an important substitute for the European V. officinalis, whose root preparation, popularly known as valerian, has been employed as a mild sedative for a long time. In recent years, much attention has been draw to the iridoids, one of the major bioactive constituents of V. jatamansi, leading to the discovery of a series of new iridoids with anti-tumor and neuroprotective activities. Their action machnism also has been discussed. This paper summerized the iridoids and their bioactivities from V. jatamansi in recent years, which could provide basic foundation for development and research of V. jatamansi. PMID:26390643

  2. Three new iridoid glycosides from the fruit of gardenia jasminoides var. radicans.

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    Qin, Fang-Min; Meng, Ling-Jie; Zou, Hui-Liang; Zhou, Guang-Xiong

    2013-01-01

    Three new iridoid glycosides, 6?-O-trans-feruloylgenipin gentiobioside (1), 2'-O-trans-p-coumaroylgardoside (2), 2'-O-trans-feruloylgardoside (3), were isolated from the fruit of Gardenia jasminoides var. radicans MAKINO (Rubiaceae). The structures of these compounds were elucidated on the basis of MS, NMR spectra analysis, glycoside hydrolysis, and sugar derivatization coupled with HPLC analysis. PMID:24088698

  3. Characterization of 10-hydroxygeraniol dehydrogenase from Catharanthus roseus reveals cascaded enzymatic activity in iridoid biosynthesis.

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    Krithika, Ramakrishnan; Srivastava, Prabhakar Lal; Rani, Bajaj; Kolet, Swati P; Chopade, Manojkumar; Soniya, Mantri; Thulasiram, Hirekodathakallu V

    2015-01-01

    Catharanthus roseus [L.] is a major source of the monoterpene indole alkaloids (MIAs), which are of significant interest due to their therapeutic value. These molecules are formed through an intermediate, cis-trans-nepetalactol, a cyclized product of 10-oxogeranial. One of the key enzymes involved in the biosynthesis of MIAs is an NAD(P)(+) dependent oxidoreductase system, 10-hydroxygeraniol dehydrogenase (Cr10HGO), which catalyses the formation of 10-oxogeranial from 10-hydroxygeraniol via 10-oxogeraniol or 10-hydroxygeranial. This work describes the cloning and functional characterization of Cr10HGO from C. roseus and its role in the iridoid biosynthesis. Substrate specificity studies indicated that, Cr10HGO has good activity on substrates such as 10-hydroxygeraniol, 10-oxogeraniol or 10-hydroxygeranial over monohydroxy linear terpene derivatives. Further it was observed that incubation of 10-hydroxygeraniol with Cr10HGO and iridoid synthase (CrIDS) in the presence of NADP(+) yielded a major metabolite, which was characterized as (1R, 4aS, 7S, 7aR)-nepetalactol by comparing its retention time, mass fragmentation pattern, and co-injection studies with that of the synthesized compound. These results indicate that there is concerted activity of Cr10HGO with iridoid synthase in the formation of (1R, 4aS, 7S, 7aR)-nepetalactol, an important intermediate in iridoid biosynthesis. PMID:25651761

  4. Characterization of 10-Hydroxygeraniol Dehydrogenase from Catharanthus roseus Reveals Cascaded Enzymatic Activity in Iridoid Biosynthesis

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    Krithika, Ramakrishnan; Srivastava, Prabhakar Lal; Rani, Bajaj; Kolet, Swati P.; Chopade, Manojkumar; Soniya, Mantri; Thulasiram, Hirekodathakallu V.

    2015-01-01

    Catharanthus roseus [L.] is a major source of the monoterpene indole alkaloids (MIAs), which are of significant interest due to their therapeutic value. These molecules are formed through an intermediate, cis-trans-nepetalactol, a cyclized product of 10-oxogeranial. One of the key enzymes involved in the biosynthesis of MIAs is an NAD(P)+ dependent oxidoreductase system, 10-hydroxygeraniol dehydrogenase (Cr10HGO), which catalyses the formation of 10-oxogeranial from 10-hydroxygeraniol via 10-oxogeraniol or 10-hydroxygeranial. This work describes the cloning and functional characterization of Cr10HGO from C. roseus and its role in the iridoid biosynthesis. Substrate specificity studies indicated that, Cr10HGO has good activity on substrates such as 10-hydroxygeraniol, 10-oxogeraniol or 10-hydroxygeranial over monohydroxy linear terpene derivatives. Further it was observed that incubation of 10-hydroxygeraniol with Cr10HGO and iridoid synthase (CrIDS) in the presence of NADP+ yielded a major metabolite, which was characterized as (1R, 4aS, 7S, 7aR)-nepetalactol by comparing its retention time, mass fragmentation pattern, and co-injection studies with that of the synthesized compound. These results indicate that there is concerted activity of Cr10HGO with iridoid synthase in the formation of (1R, 4aS, 7S, 7aR)-nepetalactol, an important intermediate in iridoid biosynthesis. PMID:25651761

  5. Glucosides with cyclic diarylpolynoid as novel C-aryl glucoside SGLT2 inhibitors.

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    Kang, Suk Youn; Kim, Min Ju; Lee, Jun Sung; Lee, Jinhwa

    2011-06-15

    Novel C-aryl glucoside SGLT2 inhibitors containing cyclic diarylpolynoid motif were designed and synthesized for biological evaluation. Alkylzinc bromides have been efficiently prepared by the direct insertion of zinc metal into alkyl bromides. The organozinc reagents underwent smooth Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions. Subsequent ring closing metathesis using 2nd generation Grubbs catalyst successfully generated novel class of ansa-compounds. These glucosides with cyclic diarylpolynoids demonstrated moderate in vitro inhibitory activity against SGLT2 in this series to date (IC(50)=59.5-103 nM). PMID:21592794

  6. Divergent synthetic route to new cyclopenta[c]pyran iridoids: syntheses of jatamanin A, F, G and J, gastrolactone and nepetalactone.

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    Sim, Jaehoon; Yoon, Inah; Yun, Hwayoung; An, Hongchan; Suh, Young-Ger

    2016-01-28

    Six natural iridoids including jatamanin A, F, G and J, gastrolactone and nepetalactone have been synthesized via the efficient transformation of a core cyclopenta[c]pyran intermediate. Key features of the syntheses include the stereoselective construction of the core cyclopenta[c]pyran skeleton of the iridoid lactones via a Pd(0)-catalyzed intramolecular allylic alkylation, and the facile transformation of the common intermediate into natural iridoids. PMID:26647357

  7. Iridoid glycosides isolated from Scrophularia dentata Royle ex Benth. and their anti-inflammatory activity.

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    Zhang, Liuqiang; Zhu, Tiantian; Qian, Fei; Xu, Jinwen; Dorje, Gaawe; Zhao, Zhili; Guo, Fujiang; Li, Yiming

    2014-10-01

    Scrodentosides A-E (1-5), five new acylated iridoid glycosides, together with 19 known ones, were isolated from the whole plant of Scrophularia dentata Royle ex Benth. The structures of these isolated glycosides were elucidated by spectroscopic methods. Bioassay showed that compounds 7 and 11 had significant inhibitory effect against NF-?B activation with IC50 value of 43.7 ?M and 1.02 ?M respectively. PMID:25016952

  8. Iridoids and Flavonoids of Four Siberian Gentians: Chemical Profile and Gastric Stimulatory Effect.

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    Olennikov, Daniil N; Kashchenko, Nina I; Chirikova, Nadezhda K; Tankhaeva, Larisa M

    2015-01-01

    Some Gentiana species have been used by the nomadic people of Siberia as bitter teas or appetizers to eliminate digestive disorders (dyspepsia, heartburn, nausea, etc.). We studied the most frequently used gentians: Gentiana algida, G. decumbens, G. macrophylla and G. triflora. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the phytochemical features and gastrostimulatnt activity of these four gentian herbs. Five iridoids, seven flavones and mangiferin were detected in gentian herbs after analysis by microcolumn-RP-HPLC-UV-ESI-MS. A componential phytochemical profile of the G. decumbens herb is presented for the first time, as well as information about distinct phytochemicals found in gentian herbs. HPLC quantification of the specific compounds of gentian herbs demonstrated the high content of iridoids (24.73-73.53 mg/g) and flavonoids (12.92-78.14 mg/g). The results of biological activity evaluation of four gentian decoctions demonstrated their good ability to stimulate acid-, enzyme- and mucin-forming functions of the stomach attributed to mostly by iridoids and flavonoids. In general, it can be claimed that the gentian decoctions can be used as effective and safe appetizers and are also a good source of biologically active agents. PMID:26506331

  9. Safety assessment of decyl glucoside and other alkyl glucosides as used in cosmetics.

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    Fiume, Monice M; Heldreth, Bart; Bergfeld, Wilma F; Belsito, Donald V; Hill, Ronald A; Klaassen, Curtis D; Liebler, Daniel; Marks, James G; Shank, Ronald C; Slaga, Thomas J; Snyder, Paul W; Andersen, F Alan

    2013-01-01

    The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel assessed the safety of 19 alkyl glucosides as used in cosmetics and concluded that these ingredients are safe in the present practices of use and concentration when formulated to be nonirritating. Most of these ingredients function as surfactants in cosmetics, but some have additional functions as skin-conditioning agents, hair-conditioning agents, or emulsion stabilizers. The Panel reviewed the available animal and clinical data on these ingredients. Since glucoside hydrolases in human skin are likely to break down these ingredients to release their respective fatty acids and glucose, the Panel also reviewed CIR reports on the safety of fatty alcohols and were able to extrapolate data from those previous reports to support safety. PMID:24174472

  10. 21 CFR 172.816 - Methyl glucoside-coconut oil ester.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 3 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Methyl glucoside-coconut oil ester. 172.816... § 172.816 Methyl glucoside-coconut oil ester. Methyl glucoside-coconut oil ester may be safely used in food in accordance with the following conditions: (a) It is the methyl glucoside-coconut oil...

  11. Successful treatment of necrobiotic xanthogranuloma with total glucosides of paeony.

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    Li, Shuang; Chen, Ai-Jun; Fang, Sheng; Li, Hui

    2014-01-01

    Necrobiotic xanthogranuloma (NXG) is a rare granulomatous condition that is often associated with a paraproteinemia and in some cases multiple myeloma. We report a case of isolated NXG that responded very well to total glucosides of paeony treatment. Characteristic clinical and histological features of NXG are presented, as well as a discussion regarding management and the use of glucosides of paeony. Treatment with total glucosides of paeony is an effective, safe treatment, which avoids the side effects associated with systemic corticosteroid or cytotoxic agent therapy. PMID:24774012

  12. Biosynthesis of Novel Glucosides Geldanamycin Analogs by Enzymatic Synthesis.

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    Huo, Qiang; Li, Hong-Mei; Lee, Jae Kyoung; Li, Jing; Ma, Tao; Zhang, Xinyu; Dai, Yiqun; Hong, Young-Soo; Wu, Cheng-Zhu

    2016-01-28

    Two new glucosides (1 and 2) of geldanamycin (GA) analogs were obtained from in vitro glycosylation by UDP-glycosyltransferase (YjiC). Based on spectroscopic (HR-ESI-MS, 1D, and 2D-NMR) analyses, the glucosides were elucidated as 4,5-dihydro-7-O-descarbamoyl-7- hydroxyl GA-7-O-?-D-glucoside (1) and ACDL3172-18-O-?-D-glucoside (2). Furthermore, the water solubility of compounds 1 and 2 was about 215.2 and 90.7 times higher respectively, than that of the substrates. Among compounds 1-4, only 3 showed weak antiproliferative activity against four human tumor cell lines: MDA-MB-231, SMMC7721, HepG2, and SW480 (IC50: 13.6, 15.1, 31.8, and 22.7 micrometer, respectively). PMID:26464380

  13. Studies on the constituents of Syringa species. X. Five new iridoid glycosides from the leaves of Syringa reticulata (Blume) Hara.

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    Machida, Koichi; Kaneko, Atsuko; Hosogai, Tomokazu; Kakuda, Rie; Yaoita, Yasunori; Kikuchi, Masao

    2002-04-01

    Five new iridoid glycosides, (8Z)-ligstroside (1), (8Z)-nzhenide (3), 6'-O-alpha-D-glucopyranosylsyringopicroside (4), 3'-O-beta-D-glucopyranosylsyringopicroside (5) and 4'-O-beta-D-glucopyranosylsyringopicroside (6) were isolated, together with a known one, (8E)-nzhenide (2), from the leaves of Syringa reticulata. Their structures were established on the basis of chemical and spectral data. Compounds 1 and 3 are the first findings of a (8Z)-oleoside-type secoiridoid. Compound 4 is the first naturally occurring iridoid di-glycoside having an isomaltose. PMID:11963996

  14. Geniposide and its iridoid analogs exhibit antinociception by acting at the spinal GLP-1 receptors.

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    Gong, Nian; Fan, Hui; Ma, Ai-Niu; Xiao, Qi; Wang, Yong-Xiang

    2014-09-01

    We recently discovered that the activation of the spinal glucagon-like peptide-1 receptors (GLP-1Rs) by the peptidic agonist exenatide produced antinociception in chronic pain. We suggested that the spinal GLP-1Rs are a potential target molecule for the management of chronic pain. This study evaluated the antinociceptive activities of geniposide, a presumed small molecule GLP-1R agonist. Geniposide produced concentration-dependent, complete protection against hydrogen peroxide-induced oxidative damage in PC12 and HEK293 cells expressing rat and human GLP-1Rs, but not in HEK293T cells that do not express GLP-1Rs. The orthosteric GLP-1R antagonist exendin(9-39) right-shifted the concentration-response curve of geniposide without changing the maximal protection, with identical pA2 values in both cell lines. Subcutaneous and oral geniposide dose-dependently blocked the formalin-induced tonic response but not the acute flinching response. Subcutaneous and oral geniposide had maximum inhibition of 72% and 68%, and ED50s of 13.1 and 52.7 mg/kg, respectively. Seven days of multidaily subcutaneous geniposide and exenatide injections did not induce antinociceptive tolerance. Intrathecal geniposide induced dose-dependent antinociception, which was completely prevented by spinal exendin(9-39), siRNA/GLP-1R and cyclic AMP/PKA pathway inhibitors. The geniposide iridoid analogs geniposidic acid, genipin methyl ether, 1,10-anhydrogenipin, loganin and catalpol effectively inhibited hydrogen peroxide-induced oxidative damage and formalin pain in an exendin(9-39)-reversible manner. Our results suggest that geniposide and its iridoid analogs produce antinociception during persistent pain by activating the spinal GLP-1Rs and that the iridoids represented by geniposide are orthosteric agonists of GLP-1Rs that function similarly in humans and rats and presumably act at the same binding site as exendin(9-39). PMID:24747181

  15. Anti-inflammatory iridoids from the stems of Cistanche deserticola cultured in Tarim Desert.

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    Nan, Ze-Dong; Zhao, Ming-Bo; Zeng, Ke-Wu; Tian, Shuai-Hua; Wang, Wei-Nan; Jiang, Yong; Tu, Peng-Fei

    2016-01-01

    In order to determine the chemical constituents of Cistanche deserticola cultured in Tarim desert, a systematically phytochemical investigation was carried out. The constituents were isolated by silica gel, Sephadex LH-20, MCI gel, ODS column chromatography, and semi-preparative HPLC. Their structures were determined on the basis of MS and NMR spectroscopic analyses, by chemical methods, and/or comparison with literature data. The anti-inflammatory activities of the isolates were evaluated for their inhibitory effects on the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced nitric oxide (NO) production in BV-2 mouse microglial cells. Nine iridoids were isolated and identified as cistadesertoside A (1), cistanin (2), cistachlorin (3), 6-deoxycatalpol (4), gluroside (5), kankanoside A (6), ajugol (7), bartsioside (8), and 8-epi-loganic acid (9). Compound 9 exhibited potent inhibition on the NO production with an IC50 value being 5.2 ?molL(-1), comparable to the positive control quercetin (4.3 ?molL(-1)). Compound 1 was a new iridoid, and compounds 5, 6, and 8 were isolated from this species for the first time. PMID:26850348

  16. Application of Cornelian Cherry Iridoid-Polyphenolic Fraction and Loganic Acid to Reduce Intraocular Pressure.

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    Szumny, Dorota; Soza?ski, Tomasz; Kucharska, Alicja Z; Dziewiszek, Wojciech; Pirecki, Narcyz; Magdalan, Jan; Chlebda-Sieragowska, Ewa; Kupczynski, Robert; Szel?g, Adam; Szumny, Antoni

    2015-01-01

    One of the most common diseases of old age in modern societies is glaucoma. It is strongly connected with increased intraocular pressure (IOP) and could permanently damage vision in the affected eye. As there are only a limited number of chemical compounds that can decrease IOP as well as blood flow in eye vessels, the up-to-date investigation of new molecules is important. The chemical composition of the dried Cornelian cherry (Cornus mas L.) polar, iridoid-polyphenol-rich fraction was investigated. Loganic acid (50%) and pelargonidin-3-galactoside (7%) were found as the main components. Among the other constituents, iridoid compound cornuside and the anthocyans cyanidin 3-O-galactoside, cyanidin 3-O-robinobioside, and pelargonidin 3-O-robinobioside were quantified in the fraction. In an animal model (New Zealand rabbits), the influence of loganic acid and the polyphenolic fraction isolated from Cornelian cherry fruit was investigated. We found a strong IOP-hypotensive effect for a 0.7% solution of loganic acid, which could be compared with the widely ophthalmologically used timolol. About a 25% decrease in IOP was observed within the first 3 hours of use. PMID:26124854

  17. RP-HPLC analysis of seco-iridoid glycoside swertiamarin from different Swertia species.

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    Kshirsagar, Parthraj R; Pai, Sandeep R; Nimbalkar, Mansingraj S; Gaikwad, Nikhil B

    2016-04-01

    Genus Swertia is valued for its great medicinal potential; mainly Swertia chirayita (Roxb. ex Fleming) H. Karst. is used in traditional medicine for a wide range of diseases. Seco-iridoid glycosides like swertiamarin is referred with enormous pharmacological potentials. The aim of the study was to identify a suitable substitute to S. chirayita by quantifying seco-iridoid swertiamarin from five different Swertia species endemic to the Western Ghats. The reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography diode array detector analyses were performed and chromatographic separation was achieved on a Lichrospher 100, C18e (5 µm) column (250-4.6 mm). A mobile phase consisting of acetonitrile and water (25:75) was used for separation. Results indicated that the concentration of the marker compound has been found to vary largely between and within the species from different localities. The content of swertiamarin was the highest in S. chirayita compared to the other species studied herein, advocating the use of Swertia minor as an alternate source to S. chirayita. PMID:26299409

  18. Application of Cornelian Cherry Iridoid-Polyphenolic Fraction and Loganic Acid to Reduce Intraocular Pressure

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    Szumny, Dorota; Sozański, Tomasz; Kucharska, Alicja Z.; Dziewiszek, Wojciech; Piórecki, Narcyz; Magdalan, Jan; Chlebda-Sieragowska, Ewa; Kupczynski, Robert; Szeląg, Adam; Szumny, Antoni

    2015-01-01

    One of the most common diseases of old age in modern societies is glaucoma. It is strongly connected with increased intraocular pressure (IOP) and could permanently damage vision in the affected eye. As there are only a limited number of chemical compounds that can decrease IOP as well as blood flow in eye vessels, the up-to-date investigation of new molecules is important. The chemical composition of the dried Cornelian cherry (Cornus mas L.) polar, iridoid-polyphenol-rich fraction was investigated. Loganic acid (50%) and pelargonidin-3-galactoside (7%) were found as the main components. Among the other constituents, iridoid compound cornuside and the anthocyans cyanidin 3-O-galactoside, cyanidin 3-O-robinobioside, and pelargonidin 3-O-robinobioside were quantified in the fraction. In an animal model (New Zealand rabbits), the influence of loganic acid and the polyphenolic fraction isolated from Cornelian cherry fruit was investigated. We found a strong IOP-hypotensive effect for a 0.7% solution of loganic acid, which could be compared with the widely ophthalmologically used timolol. About a 25% decrease in IOP was observed within the first 3 hours of use. PMID:26124854

  19. Evaluation of anti-HIV-1 activity of a new iridoid glycoside isolated from Avicenna marina, in vitro.

    PubMed

    Behbahani, Mandana

    2014-11-01

    This study was carried out to check the efficacy of methanol seed extract of Avicenna marina and its column chromatographic fractions on Peripheral Blood Mono nuclear Cells (PBMCs) toxicity and HIV-1 replication. The anti-HIV-1 activities of crude methanol extract and its fractions were performed by use of real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay and HIV-1 p24 antigen kit. A time of drug addiction approach was also done to identify target of anti-HIV compound. The activity of the extracts on CD4, CD3, CD19 and CD45 expression in lymphocytes population was performed by use of flow cytometry. The most active anti-HIV agent was detected by spectroscopic analysis as 2'-O-(4-methoxycinnamoyl) mussaenosidic acid. The apparent effective concentrations for 50% virus replication (EC50) of methanol extract and iridoid glycoside were 45 and 0.1 ?g/ml respectively. The iridoid glycoside also did not have any observable effect on the proportion of CD4, CD3, CD19 and CD45 cells or on the intensity of their expressions on PBMCs. In addition, the expression level of C-C chemokine receptor type 5 (CCR5) and chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4) on CD4(+) T cells were decreased in cells treated with this iridoid glycoside. The reduction of these two HIV coreceptors and the result of time of addition study demonstrated that this iridoid glycoside restricts HIV-1 replication on the early stage of HIV infection. PMID:25239814

  20. Chemotaxonomy of Veroniceae and its allies in the Plantaginaceae.

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    Taskova, Rilka Mladenova; Gotfredsen, Charlotte Held; Jensen, Søren Rosendal

    2006-02-01

    In a chemosystematic investigation of tribe Veroniceae (Plantaginaceae), representatives of Camptoloma, Sibthorpia, Veronica subg. Pentasepalae and subg. Hebe, Veronicastrum, Wulfenia, and the related Ellisiophyllum and Globularia were examined for non-flavonoid glycosides. From the 14 species studied, 28 different iridoid glucosides and 10 caffeoyl phenylethanoid glucosides (CPGs), as well as salidroside and arbutin were isolated and characterized by NMR; of these, five compounds were previously unknown. It was found that the representatives of Veroniceae, as well as Globularia, were characterized by mannitol, aucubin, catalpol and catalpol esters. Each of the three studied species of Veronica subg. Hebe contained at least one of the 6-O-catalpol esters typical for Veronica s. str. (verminoside), supporting the inclusion of Hebe in Veronica. However, their main constituents were esters of 6-O-rhamnopyranosylcatalpol; a CPG, hebeoside (2'-beta-xylopyranosyl-verbascoside) was isolated from V. (Hebe) salicifolia. The two species of Veronicastrum also contained 6-O-rhamnopyranosylcatalpol esters, including the previously unknown 2'',3''- and 3'',4''-dicinnamoyl derivatives and, in contrast to the earlier reports, they lacked 6-O-catalpol esters. The main iridoid constituents in the three investigated species of Wulfenia were 10-O-aucubin and 10-O-catalpol esters (isoscrophularioside or globularin) while baldaccioside (10-O-cinnamoyl asystasioside E) was isolated from W. baldaccii. Globularia vulgaris contained 10-O-catalpol esters (e.g., globularin) and, in addition, asperuloside together with its benzoyl analogue named besperuloside. The representatives of Sibthorpia and Ellisiophyllum were almost completely devoid of iridoids; this, however, together with the CPGs present implied a close relationship between the two genera. Camptoloma lyperiiflorum lacked hexitols but contained esters of 6-O-rhamnopyranosylcatalpol different from those found in Veroniceae but known from Buddleja, Scrophularia and Verbascum (Scrophulariaceae s. str.). PMID:16386770

  1. Evaluation of dihydroquercetin-3-O-glucoside from Malbec grapes as copigment of malvidin-3-O-glucoside.

    PubMed

    Fanzone, Martín; González-Manzano, Susana; Pérez-Alonso, Joaquín; Escribano-Bailón, María Teresa; Jofré, Viviana; Assof, Mariela; Santos-Buelga, Celestino

    2015-05-15

    Malbec is a wine grape variety of great phenolic potential characterized for its high levels of anthocyanins and dihydroflavonols. To evaluate the possible implication of dihydroflavonols in the expression of red wine color through reactions of copigmentation or condensation, assays were carried out in wine model systems with different malvidin-3-O-glucoside:dihydroquercetin-3-O-glucoside molar ratios. The addition of increasing levels of dihydroquercetin-3-O-glucoside to a constant malvidin-3-O-glucoside concentration resulted in a hyperchromic effect associated with a darkening of the anthocyanin solutions, greater quantity of color and visual saturation, perceptible to the human eye. Copigmentation and thermodynamic measurements showed that dihydroquercetin-3-O-glucoside can act as an anthocyanin copigment, similar to other usual wine components like flavanols or phenolic acids, although apparently less efficient than flavonols. The high levels of dihydroflavonols existing in Malbec wines in relation to other non-anthocyanin phenolics should make this family of compounds particularly important to explain the color expression in Malbec young red wines. PMID:25577066

  2. Characterization of diterpenoid glucosides in roasted puer coffee beans.

    PubMed

    Shu, Yi; Liu, Jie-Qing; Peng, Xing-Rong; Wan, Luo-Sheng; Zhou, Lin; Zhang, Tao; Qiu, Ming-Hua

    2014-03-26

    Five new diterpenoid glucosides, named mascaroside I (1), mascaroside II (2), paniculoside VI (3), cofaryloside I (4), and villanovane I (5), along with seven known ent-kaurane diterpenoid glucosides (6-12) were isolated from acetone extracts of the roasted coffee beans of Coffea arabica var. yunnanensis. Their structures were established by extensive spectroscopic analysis including 1D and 2D NMR (HSQC, HMBC, COSY, and ROESY) and by comparison with published data. Cytotoxicities evaluation of the isolates showed that they were inactive against HL-60, SMMC-7721, A-549, MCF-7, and SW480 cells. PMID:24605833

  3. New seco-anthraquinone glucosides from Rumex nepalensis.

    PubMed

    Mei, Renqiang; Liang, Hengxing; Wang, Junfeng; Zeng, Linhong; Lu, Qing; Cheng, Yongxian

    2009-08-01

    Investigation of the N-BuOH extract of the roots of Rumex nepalensis afforded two new seco-anthraquinone glucosides, nepalensides A and B, along with nine known compounds, torachrysone ( 3), rumexoside, orientaloside, orcinol glucoside, aloesin, lyoniresinol 3 alpha- O- beta- D-glucopyranoside, (-)-epicatechin-3- O-gallate, (3,5-dimethoxy-4-hydroxyphenol)-1- O- beta- D-(6- O-galloyl) glucose, and (-)-epicatechin. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic methods. The possible formation of nepalensides A and B is briefly discussed. PMID:19291613

  4. 21 CFR 178.3600 - Methyl glucoside-coconut oil ester.

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  5. 21 CFR 573.660 - Methyl glucoside-coconut oil ester.

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  6. 21 CFR 172.816 - Methyl glucoside-coconut oil ester.

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  7. 21 CFR 178.3600 - Methyl glucoside-coconut oil ester.

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  11. 21 CFR 178.3600 - Methyl glucoside-coconut oil ester.

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  12. 21 CFR 178.3600 - Methyl glucoside-coconut oil ester.

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  13. 21 CFR 573.660 - Methyl glucoside-coconut oil ester.

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  15. 21 CFR 172.816 - Methyl glucoside-coconut oil ester.

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  16. 21 CFR 573.660 - Methyl glucoside-coconut oil ester.

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  17. 21 CFR 178.3600 - Methyl glucoside-coconut oil ester.

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  18. Antibacterial and Antiproliferative Activities of Plumericin, an Iridoid Isolated from Momordica charantia Vine

    PubMed Central

    Saengsai, Jutamas; Kongtunjanphuk, Sumonthip; Yoswatthana, Nuttawan; Kummalue, Tanawan

    2015-01-01

    Plumericin, an iridoid lactone, was isolated with relatively high yield from Momordica charantia vine using the supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) and the separation box (Sepbox) comprising dual combination of high-performance liquid chromatography and solid phase extraction. This compound showed antibacterial activity against Enterococcus faecalis and Bacillus subtilis with minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) values better than cloxacillin. Plumericin potently inhibited proliferation of two leukemic cancer cell lines: they were acute and chronic leukemic cancer cell lines, NB4 and K562, with the effective doses (ED50) of 4.35 ± 0.21 and 5.58 ± 0.35 μg/mL, respectively. In addition, the mechanism of growth inhibition in both cell lines was induced by apoptosis, together with G2/M arrest in K562 cells. PMID:25945113

  19. Cycloaddition and one-carbon homologation studies in the synthesis of advanced iridoid precursors.

    PubMed

    Stevens, Anne T; Caira, Mino R; Bull, James R; Chibale, Kelly

    2009-09-01

    A Diels-Alder cycloaddition approach to the sweroside aglycone intermediate of iridoids was explored using silylated butenolides and levoglucosenone as dienophiles under both Lewis acid and thermal conditions. Results of this study reveal no evidence that using less sterically demanding derivatives compromise the diastereofacial selectivity of the cycloaddition using silylated butenolides. Further chemistry performed on cycloadducts concentrated on the identification and management of methodologies suitable for its conversion into sweroside aglycone. During the course of these studies, a dehydrative cyclisation onto a preformed tetrahydrofuran ring to a bis-tetrahydrofuranoid moiety was unravelled. In addition studies on levoglucosenone-derived cycloadducts provide extensive insight into the conformational behaviour and reactivity. Further, the X-ray crystal structure of an alcohol intermediate from one-carbon homologation studies provided the first structural evidence confirming the diastereoselectivity of the cycloaddition procedure. PMID:19675910

  20. Antibacterial and Antiproliferative Activities of Plumericin, an Iridoid Isolated from Momordica charantia Vine.

    PubMed

    Saengsai, Jutamas; Kongtunjanphuk, Sumonthip; Yoswatthana, Nuttawan; Kummalue, Tanawan; Jiratchariyakul, Weena

    2015-01-01

    Plumericin, an iridoid lactone, was isolated with relatively high yield from Momordica charantia vine using the supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) and the separation box (Sepbox) comprising dual combination of high-performance liquid chromatography and solid phase extraction. This compound showed antibacterial activity against Enterococcus faecalis and Bacillus subtilis with minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) values better than cloxacillin. Plumericin potently inhibited proliferation of two leukemic cancer cell lines: they were acute and chronic leukemic cancer cell lines, NB4 and K562, with the effective doses (ED50) of 4.35 0.21 and 5.58 0.35??g/mL, respectively. In addition, the mechanism of growth inhibition in both cell lines was induced by apoptosis, together with G2/M arrest in K562 cells. PMID:25945113

  1. Parvisides A and B, new glucosides from Galinsoga parviflora.

    PubMed

    Afza, Nighat; Malik, Abdul; Yasmeen, Shazia; Ali, Muhammad Irfan; Ferheen, Sadia; Tareen, Rasool Bakhsh

    2014-08-01

    Phytochemical investigations of the n-butanol soluble sub-fraction of the methanolic extract of Galinsoga parviflora Cav. has led to the isolation of two new glucosides named as parvisides A (1) and B (2). Their structures have been assigned on the basis of their spectral analysis including 1D and 2D NMR techniques. PMID:25233600

  2. One New Conjugate of a Secoiridoid Glucoside with a Sesquiterpene Glucoside from the Flower Buds of Lonicera japonica.

    PubMed

    Yang, Biao; Meng, Zhaoqing; Ma, Yimin; Wang, Zhenzhong; Ding, Gang; Huang, Wenzhe; Sun, Lin; Hu, Yumei; Liu, Wenjun; Zhang, Chunxiao; Cao, Zeyu; Li, Jiachun; Zhong, Yan; Xiao, Wei

    2015-09-01

    Secosesquside (1), a new secoiridoid glucoside-sesquiterpene conjugate, together with three known secoiridoid derivatives, were isolated from flower buds of Lonicerajaponica. The isolated compounds were elucidated by extensive spectroscopic analyses, especially 2D NMR experiments. The anti-inflammatory activities of the new compound were also evaluated by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. PMID:26594743

  3. A New Benzofuran Glucoside from Ficus Tikoua Bur

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    Wei, Shao-Peng; Luan, Jie-Yu; Lu, Li-Na; Wu, Wen-Jun; Ji, Zhi-Qin

    2011-01-01

    From the water-soluble portion of the methanol extract of stems of Ficus tikoua Bur., a new benzofuran glucoside, named 6-carboxyethyl-5-hydroxybenzofuran 5-O-?-d-glucopyranoside (1), together with one known benzofuran glucoside (2) were isolated. Their structures were elucidated by 1D and 2D (1H-1H COSY, HMQC, and HMBC) NMR spectroscopy and HRMS techniques. The antioxidant activities of the isolated compounds were assayed based on the scavenging activities of DPPH free radical. Compounds 1 and 2 exhibited moderate antioxidant activities, and the IC50 values were 242.8 ?gmL?1 and 324.9 ?gmL?1, respectively. PMID:21954336

  4. Two new γ-pyrone glucosides from Paeonia albiflora.

    PubMed

    Chen, Shao-Dan; Wang, Dong-Mei; Lu, Chuan-Jian; Zhao, Rui-Zhi

    2016-02-01

    Two new γ-pyrone glucosides, along with three known compounds, were isolated from the roots of Paeonia albiflora, and their structures were elucidated by spectral experiments, chemical analysis, and comparison with literature data. The structures of the new compounds were established as 2-(hydroxymethyl)-4-oxo-4H-pyran-3-yl-6-O-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-β-D-glucopyranoside (1), and 2-(hydroxymethyl)-4-oxo-4H-pyran-3-yl-6-O-galloyl-β-D-glucopyranoside (2). The inhibitory activity on the release of TNF-α of compounds 1-5 was evaluated in vitro. This is the first report of the presence of γ-pyrone glucoside in P. albiflora. PMID:26456494

  5. Galinsosides A and B, bioactive flavanone glucosides from Galinsoga parviflora.

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    Ferheen, Sadia; Afza, Nighat; Malik, Abdul; Iqbal, Lubna; Azam Rasool, Muhammad; Irfan Ali, Muhammad; Bakhsh Tareen, Rasool

    2009-10-01

    Galinsosides A (1) and B (2), new flavanone glucosides together with two known flavanones, 7,3',4'-trihydroxyflavanone (3) and 3,5,7,3',4'-pentahydroxyflavanone (4) have been isolated from an ethyl acetate- soluble fraction of Galinsoga parviflora. Their structures were assigned on the basis of spectral studies. Compound 1 showed significant antioxidant and urease inhibitory activity while compound 2 was moderately active. On the other hand, 2 showed inhibitory potential against alpha-glucosidase. PMID:19772485

  6. Cyanogenic glucosides in grapevine: polymorphism, identification and developmental patterns.

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    Franks, T K; Hayasaka, Y; Choimes, S; van Heeswijck, R

    2005-01-01

    Twelve grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) cultivars were surveyed for 'cyanide potential' (i.e. the total cyanide measured in beta-glucosidase-treated crude, boiled tissue extract) in mature leaves. Two related cultivars (Carignan and Ruby Cabernet) had mean cyanide potential (equivalent to 110 mgHCNkg-1fr.wt) ca. 25-fold greater than that of the other 10 cultivars, and so the trait is polymorphic in the species. In boiled leaf extracts of Carignan and Ruby Cabernet, free cyanide constituted a negligible fraction of the total cyanide potential because beta-glucosidase treatment was required to liberate the major cyanide fraction - which is therefore bound in glucosylated cyanogenic compound(s) (or cyanogenic glucosides). In addition, cyanide was liberated from ground leaf tissue of Ruby Cabernet but not Sultana (a cultivar with low cyanide potential). Hence, the high cyanide potential in Ruby Cabernet leaves is coupled with endogenous beta-glucosidase(s) activity and this cultivar may be considered 'cyanogenic'. A method was developed to detect and identify cyanogenic glucosides using liquid chromatography combined with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Two putative cyanogenic glucosides were found in extracts from leaves of Carignan and Ruby Cabernet and were identified as the epimers prunasin and sambunigrin. Cyanide potential measured at three times over the growing season in young and mature leaves, petioles, tendrils, flowers, berries, seeds and roots of Ruby Cabernet was substantially higher in the leaves compared with all other tissues. This characterisation of cyanogenic glucoside accumulation in grapevine provides a basis for gauging the involvement of the trait in interactions of the species with its pests and pathogens. PMID:15652573

  7. Enzymatic Biosynthesis of Novel Resveratrol Glucoside and Glycoside Derivatives

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    Pandey, Ramesh Prasad; Parajuli, Prakash; Shin, Ju Yong; Lee, Jisun; Lee, Seul; Hong, Young-Soo; Park, Yong Il; Kim, Joong Su

    2014-01-01

    A UDP glucosyltransferase from Bacillus licheniformis was overexpressed, purified, and incubated with nucleotide diphosphate (NDP) d- and l-sugars to produce glucose, galactose, 2-deoxyglucose, viosamine, rhamnose, and fucose sugar-conjugated resveratrol glycosides. Significantly higher (90%) bioconversion of resveratrol was achieved with α-d-glucose as the sugar donor to produce four different glucosides of resveratrol: resveratrol 3-O-β-d-glucoside, resveratrol 4′-O-β-d-glucoside, resveratrol 3,5-O-β-d-diglucoside, and resveratrol 3,5,4′-O-β-d-triglucoside. The conversion rates and numbers of products formed were found to vary with the other NDP sugar donors. Resveratrol 3-O-β-d-2-deoxyglucoside and resveratrol 3,5-O-β-d-di-2-deoxyglucoside were found to be produced using TDP-2-deoxyglucose as a donor; however, the monoglycosides resveratrol 4′-O-β-d-galactoside, resveratrol 4′-O-β-d-viosaminoside, resveratrol 3-O-β-l-rhamnoside, and resveratrol 3-O-β-l-fucoside were produced from the respective sugar donors. Altogether, 10 diverse glycoside derivatives of the medically important resveratrol were generated, demonstrating the capacity of YjiC to produce structurally diverse resveratrol glycosides. PMID:25239890

  8. The bifurcation of the cyanogenic glucoside and glucosinolate biosynthetic pathways.

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    Clausen, Mette; Kannangara, Rubini M; Olsen, Carl E; Blomstedt, Cecilia K; Gleadow, Roslyn M; Jrgensen, Kirsten; Bak, Sren; Motawie, Mohammed S; Mller, Birger Lindberg

    2015-11-01

    The biosynthetic pathway for the cyanogenic glucoside dhurrin in sorghum has previously been shown to involve the sequential production of (E)- and (Z)-p-hydroxyphenylacetaldoxime. In this study we used microsomes prepared from wild-type and mutant sorghum or transiently transformed Nicotianabenthamiana to demonstrate that CYP79A1 catalyzes conversion of tyrosine to (E)-p-hydroxyphenylacetaldoxime whereas CYP71E1 catalyzes conversion of (E)-p-hydroxyphenylacetaldoxime into the corresponding geometrical Z-isomer as required for its dehydration into a nitrile, the next intermediate in cyanogenic glucoside synthesis. Glucosinolate biosynthesis is also initiated by the action of a CYP79 family enzyme, but the next enzyme involved belongs to the CYP83 family. We demonstrate that CYP83B1 from Arabidopsisthaliana cannot convert the (E)-p-hydroxyphenylacetaldoxime to the (Z)-isomer, which blocks the route towards cyanogenic glucoside synthesis. Instead CYP83B1 catalyzes the conversion of the (E)-p-hydroxyphenylacetaldoxime into an S-alkyl-thiohydroximate with retention of the configuration of the E-oxime intermediate in the final glucosinolate core structure. Numerous microbial plant pathogens are able to detoxify Z-oximes but not E-oximes. The CYP79-derived E-oximes may play an important role in plant defense. PMID:26361733

  9. Rapid quantification of iridoid glycosides analogues in the formulated Chinese medicine Longdan Xiegan Decoction using high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry [corrected].

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    Yang, Li; Wang, Yun; Wang, Longxing; Xiao, Hongbin; Wang, Zhengtao; Hu, Zhibi

    2009-03-13

    Longdan Xiegan Decoction (LXD) is a formulated preparation composed of 10 ingredient herbs, with iridoids as the main bioactive components. In this study, a rapid, simple and reliable method of simultaneous determination of four iridoid glycosides in LXD using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) coupled with electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (MS) was first developed and validated. The four iridoid glycosides references were isolated from LXD extract and purified using a preparative HPLC chromatography. The sample preparation for quantification comprised of a simple ultrasonic extraction and the satisfactory chromatographic separation of the four structurally similar iridoid glycosides was effected in less than three minutes on a CAPCELL PAK C(18) MGII column (3 microm, 100 mm x 2.0 mm), using an elution system of 10% methanol and their concentrations in different batches of LXD and ingredient herbs were simultaneously determined by HPLC-MS/MS using a multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) mode. The method was validated with respect to the overall intra- and inter-day variation (RSD less than 8%) and the limits of quantification for the four iridoid glycosides were 35, 20, 37 and 33 ng/mL, respectively. PMID:18656203

  10. Dianthosaponins A-F, triterpene saponins, flavonoid glycoside, aromatic amide glucoside and γ-pyrone glucoside from Dianthus japonicus.

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    Nakano, Takahiro; Sugimoto, Sachiko; Matsunami, Katsuyoshi; Otsuka, Hideaki

    2011-01-01

    From aerial parts of Dianthus japonicus, six new and seven known oleanane-type triterpene saponins were isolated. The structures of the new saponins, named dianthosaponins A-F, were elucidated by means of high resolution mass spectrometry, and extensive inspection of one- and two-dimensional NMR spectroscopic data. A new C-glycosyl flavone, a glycosidic derivative of anthranilic acid amide and a maltol glucoside were also isolated. PMID:21881258

  11. In vitro COX-1 and COX-2 enzyme inhibitory activities of iridoids from Penstemon barbatus, Castilleja tenuiflora, Cresentia alata and Vitex mollis.

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    Ramrez-Cisneros, M ngeles; Rios, Mara Yolanda; Aguilar-Guadarrama, A Berenice; Rao, Praveen P N; Aburto-Amar, Rola; Rodrguez-Lpez, Vernica

    2015-10-15

    A group of sixteen iridoids isolated from plants used as anti-inflammatory remedies in Mexican folk medicine were evaluated for their potential to inhibit cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) enzymes. From these assays, loganic acid (10) was identified as the most promising compound with both COX-1 (36.0 0.6%) and COX-2 (80.8 4.0%) inhibition at 10 ?M. Compound 10 shows a better inhibition against the COX-2 enzyme. Other iridoids tested in the present study showed weak or no inhibition against these enzymes. Furthermore, herein are presented key interactions of iridoid 10 with COX-1 and COX-2 enzymes through molecular docking studies. These studies suggest that 10 exhibits anti-inflammatory activity due to COX inhibition. PMID:26351040

  12. Iridoid glycoside variation in the invasive plant Dalmatian toadflax, Linaria dalmatica (Plantaginaceae), and sequestration by the biological control agent, Calophasia lunula.

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    Jamieson, Mary A; Bowers, M Deane

    2010-01-01

    Invasive plant species can have significant ecological and economic impacts. Although numerous hypotheses highlight the importance of the chemical defenses of invasive plant species, the chemical ecology of many invasive plants has not yet been investigated. In this study, we provide the first quantitative investigation of variation in iridoid glycoside concentrations of the invasive plant Dalmatian toadflax (Linaria dalmatica). We examined variation in chemical defenses at three levels: (1) variation within and among populations; (2) variation due to phenology and/or seasonal differences; and (3) variation among plant parts (leaves, flowers, and stems). Further, we examined two biological control agents introduced to control L. dalmatica for the ability to sequester iridoid glycosides from this invasive plant. Results indicate that L. dalmatica plants can contain high concentrations of iridoid glycosides (up to 17.4% dry weight of leaves; mean = 6.28 ± 0.5 SE). We found significant variation in iridoid glycoside concentrations both within and among plant populations, over the course of the growing season, and among plant parts. We also found that one biological control agent, Calophasia lunula (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), was capable of sequestering antirrhinoside, an iridoid glycoside found in L. dalmatica, at levels ranging from 2.7 to 7.5% dry weight. A second biological control agent, Mecinus janthinus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a stem-mining weevil, did not sequester iridoid glycosides. The demonstrated variation in L. dalmatica chemical defenses may have implications for understanding variation in the degree of invasiveness of different populations as well as variation in the efficacy of biological control efforts. PMID:20077129

  13. Guaiane-type sesquiterpenoid glucosides from Gardenia jasminoides Ellis.

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    Yu, Yang; Gao, Hao; Dai, Yi; Xiao, Gao-Keng; Zhu, Hua-Jie; Yao, Xin-Sheng

    2011-05-01

    Two new guaiane-type sesquiterpenoid glucosides (1 and 2) were isolated from the fruit of Gardenia jasminoides Ellis. Their structures were elucidated to be (1R,7R,10S)-11-O-?-D-glucopyranosyl-4-guaien-3-one (1) and (1R,7R,10S)-7-hydroxy-11-O-?-D-glucopyranosyl-4-guaien-3-one (2) by one- and two-dimensional NMR techniques ((1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, HSQC, HMBC and NOESY), MS, CD spectrometry and chemical methods. PMID:21491483

  14. Screening of various glycosidases for the synthesis of octyl glucoside.

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    Ducret, Amlie; Trani, Michael; Lortie, Robert

    2002-03-30

    Thirteen glycosidases of microbial origin and almond beta-glycosidase were assayed in octanol/DMF (80:20, v/v), using a combination of hydrolysis, transglycosylation, and condensation reactions, in order to assess their potential for the production of alkyl glucosides. The two mesophile enzymes were highly impaired by the organic media. Three of the 11 thermophile enzymes gave interesting results in the hydrolysis and transglycosylation reactions, but they were highly inhibited by glucose. This made their use in a condensation reaction less interesting than the use of almond beta-glucosidase, which has a lower activity but shows less inhibition by the glucose. PMID:11835135

  15. Two new cyanogenic glucosides from the leaves of Hydrangea macrophylla.

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    Yang, Chun-Juan; Wang, Zhi-Bin; Zhu, Da-Ling; Yu, Ying; Lei, Yin-Ting; Liu, Yan

    2012-01-01

    Chemical investigation of the ethanol extract of the aerial parts of Hydrangea macrophylla collected in the Sichuan Province of China resulted in the isolation of two new cyanogenic glucosides. Their structures were elucidated as [(2R)-2-?-D-glucopyranosyloxy)-2-(3,4-dimethoxy-phenyl)] acetonitrile (1) and {(2R)-2-[?-D-glucopyranosyl(1-->6)?-D-glucopyranosyloxy]-2-(3-hydroxy-4-methoxy-phenyl)}acetonitrile (2) on the basis of extensive spectroscopic analysis (1D, 2D NMR and HRESIMS) and chemical studies. PMID:22569418

  16. Anomericity of T-2 Toxin-glucoside: Masked Mycotoxin in Cereal Crops

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    2015-01-01

    T-2 toxin is a trichothecene mycotoxin produced when Fusarium fungi infect grains, especially oats and wheat. Ingestion of T-2 toxin contaminated grain can cause diarrhea, hemorrhaging, and feed refusal in livestock. Cereal crops infected with mycotoxin-producing fungi form toxin glycosides, sometimes called masked mycotoxins, which are a potential food safety concern because they are not detectable by standard approaches and may be converted back to the parent toxin during digestion or food processing. The work reported here addresses four aspects of T-2 toxin-glucosides: phytotoxicity, stability after ingestion, antibody detection, and the anomericity of the naturally occurring T-2 toxin-glucoside found in cereal plants. T-2 toxin-β-glucoside was chemically synthesized and compared to T-2 toxin-α-glucoside prepared with Blastobotrys muscicola cultures and the T-2 toxin-glucoside found in naturally contaminated oats and wheat. The anomeric forms were separated chromatographically and differ in both NMR and mass spectrometry. Both anomers were significantly degraded to T-2 toxin and HT-2 toxin under conditions that mimic human digestion, but with different kinetics and metabolic end products. The naturally occurring T-2 toxin-glucoside from plants was found to be identical to T-2 toxin-α-glucoside prepared with B. muscicola. An antibody test for the detection of T-2 toxin was not effective for the detection of T-2 toxin-α-glucoside. This anomer was produced in sufficient quantity to assess its animal toxicity. PMID:25520274

  17. Citrus limonin glucoside supplementation decreased biomarkers of liver disease in overweight human subjects

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    Orange juice and mixtures of citrus limonoid glucosides isolated from orange juice or its byproducts demonstrated health benefits in human and animal studies. However, the risks and benefits of purified limonin glucoside (LG) in humans are unknown. Aim of this study was to determine the safety and m...

  18. Colorimetric Method for the Estimation of Total Limonoid Aglycones and Glucoside Contents in Citrus Juices

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    A method for estimating the total limonoid aglycone and glucoside concentrations in Citrus samples in terms of limonin and limonin glucoside equivalents is presented. The method consists of extraction followed by colorimetric quantification. The colorimetric quantification was based on the formatio...

  19. Anomericity of T-2 toxin-glucoside: masked mycotoxin in cereal crops.

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    McCormick, Susan P; Kato, Takayuki; Maragos, Chris M; Busman, Mark; Lattanzio, Veronica M T; Galaverna, Gianni; Dall-Asta, Chiara; Crich, David; Price, Neil P J; Kurtzman, Cletus P

    2015-01-21

    T-2 toxin is a trichothecene mycotoxin produced when Fusarium fungi infect grains, especially oats and wheat. Ingestion of T-2 toxin contaminated grain can cause diarrhea, hemorrhaging, and feed refusal in livestock. Cereal crops infected with mycotoxin-producing fungi form toxin glycosides, sometimes called masked mycotoxins, which are a potential food safety concern because they are not detectable by standard approaches and may be converted back to the parent toxin during digestion or food processing. The work reported here addresses four aspects of T-2 toxin-glucosides: phytotoxicity, stability after ingestion, antibody detection, and the anomericity of the naturally occurring T-2 toxin-glucoside found in cereal plants. T-2 toxin-?-glucoside was chemically synthesized and compared to T-2 toxin-?-glucoside prepared with Blastobotrys muscicola cultures and the T-2 toxin-glucoside found in naturally contaminated oats and wheat. The anomeric forms were separated chromatographically and differ in both NMR and mass spectrometry. Both anomers were significantly degraded to T-2 toxin and HT-2 toxin under conditions that mimic human digestion, but with different kinetics and metabolic end products. The naturally occurring T-2 toxin-glucoside from plants was found to be identical to T-2 toxin-?-glucoside prepared with B. muscicola. An antibody test for the detection of T-2 toxin was not effective for the detection of T-2 toxin-?-glucoside. This anomer was produced in sufficient quantity to assess its animal toxicity. PMID:25520274

  20. Octyl glucoside induced formation of the molten globule-like state of glutamate dehydrogenase.

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    Ghobadi, S; Safarian, S; Moosavi-Movahedi, A A; Ranjbar, B

    2001-11-01

    The interaction between n-octyl-beta-D-glucopyranoside (octyl glucoside) and bovine liver glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) was studied using techniques including equilibrium dialysis, UV-spectrophotometry, circular dichroism (CD), fluorescence energy transfer and extrinsic spectrofluorometry in 50 mM sodium phosphate buffer solution (pH 7.6). The equilibrium dialysis experiment showed a higher binding of octyl glucoside to GDH that induces up to 80% enzyme inhibition in 20 mM octyl glucoside solution. The CD study indicated that GDH retains its secondary structure in the presence of octyl glucoside, but loses a degree of its tertiary structure by acquiring a more extended tertiary structure. Measurement of the binding of a hydrophobic fluorescent probe, 1-anilino-naphthalene-8-sulfonate (ANS), to GDH revealed that the binding of ANS to GDH is increased in the presence of octyl glucoside, a finding that may be interpreted in terms of the increment of surface hydrophobic patch(es) of GDH because of its binding to octyl glucoside. Fluorescence energy transfer studies also showed more binding of the reduced coenzyme (NADH) to GDH and the Lineweaver-Burk plots (with respect to NADH) indicate the existence of substrate inhibition in the presence of octyl glucoside. These observations are aimed at explaining the formation of the molten globule-like structure of GDH, which is induced by a non-ionic detergent such as octyl glucoside. PMID:11686930

  1. Cyanogenic allosides and glucosides from Passiflora edulis and Carica papaya.

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    Seigler, David S; Pauli, Guido F; Nahrstedt, Adolf; Leen, Rosemary

    2002-08-01

    Leaf and stem material of Passiflora edulis (Passifloraceae) contains the new cyanogenic glycosides (2R)-beta-D-allopyranosyloxy-2-phenylacetonitrile (1a) and (2S)-beta-D-allopyranosyloxy-2-phenylacetonitrile (1b), along with smaller amounts of (2R)-prunasin (2a), sambunigrin (2b), and the alloside of benzyl alcohol (4); the major cyanogens of the fruits are (2R)-prunasin (2a) and (2S)-sambunigrin (2b). The major cyanogenic glycoside of Carica papaya (Caricaceae) is 2a; only small amounts of 2b also are present. We were not able to confirm the presence of a cyclopentenoid cyanogenic glycoside, tetraphyllin B, in Carica papaya leaf and stem materials. In detailed 1H NMR studies of 1a/b and 2a/b, differences in higher order effects in glucosides and allosides proved to be valuable for assignment of structures in this series. The diagnostic chemical shifts of cyanogenic methine and anomeric protons in 1a/b are sensitive to anisotropic environmental effects. The assignment of C-2 stereochemistry of 1a/b was made in analogy to previous assignments in the glucoside series and was supported by GLC analysis of the TMS ethers. PMID:12150815

  2. A new 5-alkylresorcinol glucoside derivative from Cybianthus magnus.

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    Cabanillas, B; Vásquez-Ocmín, P; Zebiri, I; Rengifo, E; Sauvain, M; Le, H L; Vaisberg, A; Voutquenne-Nazabadioko, L; Haddad, M

    2016-02-01

    One new 5-alkylresorcinol glucoside (1) was isolated from leaves of Cybianthus magnus, along with 12 known compounds, isolated from four plants belonging to Myrsinaceae family (2, 3 isolated from C. magnus; 4-7, 10 and 11 isolated from Myrsine latifolia; 4, 8 and 9 isolated from Myrsine sessiflora; 6, 7, 10, 12 and 13 isolated from Myrsine congesta). Their structures were determined on the basis of spectroscopic analysis and by comparison of their spectral data with those reported in the literature. So far, only nine 5-alkylresorcinol glucosides were isolated from leaves of Grevillea robusta. Since resorcinols are known to exhibit strong cytotoxic activity, compounds 1 and 2 were tested against cell lines 3T3, H460, DU145 and MCF-7 for cytotoxicity in vitro and compounds 3-13 were tested for their antileishmanial activity. Compound 2 displayed a strong cytotoxic activity with IC50 values ranging between 22 and 100 μM for all tested cell lines. Compounds 3-13 were not active against Leishmania amazonensis amastigotes. PMID:26181307

  3. Enzymatic Synthesis of Apigenin Glucosides by Glucosyltransferase (YjiC) from Bacillus licheniformis DSM 13

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    Gurung, Rit Bahadur; Kim, Eun-Hee; Oh, Tae-Jin; Sohng, Jae Kyung

    2013-01-01

    Apigenin, a member of the flavone subclass of flavonoids, has long been considered to have various biological activities. Its glucosides, in particular, have been reported to have higher water solubility, increased chemical stability, and enhanced biological activities. Here, the synthesis of apigenin glucosides by the in vitro glucosylation reaction was successfully performed using a UDP-glucosyltransferase YjiC, from Bacillus licheniformis DSM 13. The glucosylation has been confirmed at the phenolic groups of C-4? and C-7 positions ensuing apigenin 4?-O-glucoside, apigenin 7-O-glucoside and apigenin 4?,7-O-diglucoside as the products leaving the C-5 position unglucosylated. The position of glucosylation and the chemical structures of glucosides were elucidated by liquid chromatography/mass spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The parameters such as pH, UDP glucose concentration and time of incubation were also analyzed during this study. PMID:24170092

  4. The cyanogenic glucoside, prunasin (D-mandelonitrile-beta-D-glucoside), is a novel inhibitor of DNA polymerase beta.

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    Mizushina, Y; Takahashi, N; Ogawa, A; Tsurugaya, K; Koshino, H; Takemura, M; Yoshida, S; Matsukage, A; Sugawara, F; Sakaguchi, K

    1999-08-01

    A DNA polymerase beta (pol. beta) inhibitor has been isolated independently from two organisms; a red perilla, Perilla frutescens, and a mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris. These molecules were determined by spectroscopic analyses to be the cyanogenic glucoside, D-mandelonitrile-beta-D-glucoside, prunasin. The compound inhibited the activity of rat pol. beta at 150 microM, but did not influence the activities of calf DNA polymerase alpha and plant DNA polymerases, human immunodefficiency virus type 1 reverse transcriptase, calf terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase, or any prokaryotic DNA polymerases, or DNA and RNA metabolic enzymes examined. The compound dose-dependently inhibited pol. beta activity, the IC(50) value being 98 microM with poly dA/oligo dT(12-18) and dTTP as the DNA template and substrate, respectively. Inhibition of pol. beta by the compound was competitive with the substrate, dTTP. The inhibition was enhanced in the presence of fatty acid, and the IC(50) value decreased to approximately 40 microM. In the presence of C(10)-decanoic acid, the K(i) value for substrate dTTP decreased by 28-fold, suggesting that the fatty acid allowed easier access of the compound to the substrate-binding site. PMID:10423540

  5. Simultaneous determination of iridoid glycosides and flavanoids in Lamionphlomis rotate and its herbal preparation by a simple and rapid capillary zone electrophoresis method.

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    L, Wenjuan; Li, Maoxing; Chen, Yonglei; Chen, Hongli; Chen, Xingguo

    2012-02-01

    Iridoid glycosides and flavanoids are two main effective components of Lamiophlomis rotata (Benth.) kudo. However, there is no method for simultaneous analysis of iridoid glycosides and flavanoids in L. rotata and its pharmaceutical preparations. A simple and rapid capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE) method was developed and validated for simultaneous determination of two iridoid glycosides (8-O-acetylshanzhiside methylester and 8-deoxyshanzhiside) and three flavanoids (apigenin, quercetin and luteolin) in L. rotata. Operational variables, such as the voltage, buffer concentration and pH were optimized, the final optimum separation condition was 10 mM sodium tetraborate-20 mM NaH(2) PO(4) (pH 8.5)-15% (v/v) methanol, 238 nm UV detection, 18 kV applied voltage. The linearity and the recovery of the proposed method were very satisfactory (correlation coefficients were 0.9994-0.9998 and the recoveries were 94.5-108.8% for the analytes) and the method allowed analytes in real samples to be determined within 9 min. The proposed CZE method can be used for quality control of iridoid glycosides and flavanoids in L. rotata and its herbal preparation. PMID:21548111

  6. A study of the substance dependence effect of the ethanolic extract and iridoid-rich fraction from Valeriana jatamansi Jones in mice

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    Yu, Lin; Ke-ke, Xu; Chao-yong, Chen; Rui-tong, Zhang; Ming, Lan; Shao-hua, Li; Ling-zhen, Pan; Tian-e, Zhang; Zhi-yong, Yan

    2015-01-01

    Background: Recently we found the ethanolic extract and iridoid-rich fraction from Valeriana jatamansi Jones, which is a traditional Chinese medicine exhibited anxiolytic properties. Objective: This study aims to the substance dependence effect of the ethanolic extract and iridoid-rich fraction. Materials and Methods: The study included two experiments: Mice were given orally with ethanolic extract for 12 weeks or iridoid-rich fraction for 16 weeks in experiment I and experiment II, respectively. Diazepam was used as a control drug and the normal mice groups were administered with 0.5% carboxymethyl cellulose Na in both experiments. All groups were administered twice daily. Natural withdrawal symptoms, withdrawal-induced body weight change, audiogenic tail-erection test (in experiment I), and pentylenetetrazol (PTZ)-induced convulsion test (in experiment II) were measured. Results: (1) Compared to normal group in both experiments, the diazepam-treated group exhibited obvious withdrawal symptoms of tail-erection, irritability, teeth chattering, etc; the body weight of them after withdrawal had a period of significant loss (P < 0.05 or P < 0.01); and the ratios of tail-erection and seizure in two experiments were improved significantly when mice were induced by mixer noise ringtone (experiment I) or PTZ (experiment II) (P < 0.05 or P < 0.01).(2) In experiment I and II, there were no significant differences between mice that received ethanolic extract or iridoid-rich fraction and normal group in terms of natural withdrawal symptoms and withdrawal-induced body weight change (P > 0.05); in audiogenic tail-erection test, it found that the significant difference compared with normal group was just in ethanolic extract 900 mg/kg dose group on week 8 (P < 0.05); in PTZ-induced convulsion test, mice in iridoid-rich fraction groups had a slightly tail-erection and seizure, all results of them were with no significant difference compare to normal mice (P > 0.05), while significant lower than diazepam group (P < 0.01). Conclusion: (1) The two experiments successfully established the physical dependence of diazepam by gradually increasing the dose.(2)There were just a few mice received with ethanolic extract for 12 weeks or iridoid-rich fraction for 16 weeks appearing some slight withdrawal symptoms after precipitated withdrawal, but it didnt show significant difference compared to normal mice. Therefore, these indicated that the risks of potential drug dependence about ethanolic extract and iridoid-rich fraction were far lower than that of diazepam. PMID:26600719

  7. Officinalioside, a new lignan glucoside from Borago officinalis L.

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    Samy, Mamdouh Nabil; Hamed, Ashraf Nageeb El-Sayed; Sugimoto, Sachiko; Otsuka, Hideaki; Kamel, Mohamed Salah; Matsunami, Katsuyoshi

    2016-04-01

    A new lignan glucoside, officinalioside (1), was isolated from n-BuOH fraction of the aerial parts of Borago officinalis L., together with four known compounds: actinidioionoside (2), roseoside (3), crotalionoside C (4) and kaempferol 3-O-β-D-galactopyranoside (5). The structure of the new compound was established by means of spectroscopic and chemical analyses. Compounds 1 and 2 showed a moderate DPPH radical scavenging activity (IC50: 52.6 ± 1.70 and 41.3 ± 0.25 μM, respectively) comparable with that of the standard trolox (16.6 ± 2.2 μM) without any significant cytotoxicity towards human cell line A549 (IC50 > 100 μM). PMID:26382913

  8. Four new neolignan glucosides from the fruits of Arctium lappa.

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    Huang, Xiao-Ying; Feng, Zi-Ming; Yang, Ya-Nan; Jiang, Jian-Shuang; Zhang, Pei-Cheng

    2015-05-01

    Four new neolignan glucosides named (7S, 8R)-4,7,9,9'-tetrahydroxy-3,3'-dimethoxy-8-O-4'-neolignan-9'-O-?-d-apiofuranosyl-(1?6)-O-?-d-glucopyranoside (1), (8R)-4,9,9'-trihydroxy-3,3'-dimethoxy-7-oxo-8-O-4'-neolignan-4-O-?-d-glucopyranoside (2), (7R, 8S)-dihydrodehydrodiconiferyl alcohol-7'-oxo-4-O-?-d-glucopyranoside (3), and (7'S, 8'R, 8S)-4,4',9'-trihydroxy-3,3'-dimethoxy-7',9-epoxylignan-7-oxo-4-O-?-d-glucopyranoside (4) were isolated from the fruits of Arctium lappa L. Their structures and absolute configurations were elucidated on the basis of comprehensive spectroscopic analyses (UV, IR, HR-ESI-MS, 1D and 2D NMR, CD), as well as by comparison with known analogues in the literature. PMID:25978776

  9. Olive leaf components apigenin 7-glucoside and luteolin 7-glucoside direct human hematopoietic stem cell differentiation towards erythroid lineage.

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    Samet, Imen; Villareal, Myra O; Motojima, Hideko; Han, Junkyu; Sayadi, Sami; Isoda, Hiroko

    2015-06-01

    The generation of blood cellular components from hematopoietic stem cells is important for the therapy of a broad spectrum of hematological disorders. In recent years, several lines of evidence suggested that certain nutrients, vitamins and flavonoids may have important roles in controlling the stem cell fate decision by maintaining their self-renewal or stimulating the lineage-specific differentiation. In this study, main olive leaf phytochemicals oleuropein (Olp), apigenin 7-glucoside (Api7G) and luteolin 7-glucoside (Lut7G) were investigated for their potential effects on hematopoietic stem cell differentiation using both phenotypic and molecular analysis. Oleuropein and the combination of the three compounds enhanced the differentiation of CD34+ cells into myelomonocytic cells and lymphocytes progenitors and inhibited the commitment to megakaryocytic and erythroid lineages. Treatment with Lut7G stimulated both the erythroid and the myeloid differentiation, while treatment with Api7G specifically induced the differentiation of CD34+ cells towards the erythroid lineage and inhibited the myeloid differentiation. Erythroid differentiation induced by Api7G and Lut7G treatments was confirmed by the increase in hemoglobin genes expressions (α-hemoglobin, β-hemoglobin and γ-hemoglobin) and erythroid transcription factor GATA1 expression. As revealed by microarray analysis, the mechanisms underlying the erythroid differentiation-inducing effect of Api7G on hematopoietic stem cells involves the activation of JAK/STAT signaling pathway. These findings prove the differentiation-inducing effects of olive leaf compounds on hematopoietic stem cells and highlight their potential use in the ex vivo generation of blood cells. PMID:26299581

  10. Spirolactone iridoids might be responsible for the antileishmanial activity of a Peruvian traditional remedy made with Himatanthus sucuuba (Apocynaceae).

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    Castillo, D; Arevalo, J; Herrera, F; Ruiz, C; Rojas, R; Rengifo, E; Vaisberg, A; Lock, O; Lemesre, J-L; Gornitzka, H; Sauvain, M

    2007-06-13

    Extracts of seven medicinal plants used specifically against cutaneous leishmaniasis in the Madre de Dios region of Peru were evaluated in vitro against promastigote and axenic amastigote forms of Leishmania amazonensis. One of them showed interesting leishmanicidal activities (IC(50)=5 microg/ml in amastigotes). Bio-guided isolation of the stem bark's ethanol extract of Himatanthus sucuuba (Spruce ex Mll. Arg.) Woodson (Apocynaceae) afforded the spirolactone iridoids isoplumericin and plumericin. The latter showed a reduction of macrophage infection similar to that of the reference drug Amphotericin B (IC(50)=0.9 and 1 microM, respectively). These findings validate the traditional use of Himatanthus sucuuba in the treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis (Uta) in Peru. PMID:17459622

  11. Small intestinal hydrolysis of plant glucosides: higher glucohydrolase activities in rodents than passerine birds.

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    Lessner, Krista M; Dearing, M Denise; Izhaki, Ido; Samuni-Blank, Michal; Arad, Zeev; Karasov, William H

    2015-09-01

    Glycosides are a major group of plant secondary compounds characterized by one or more sugars conjugated to a lipophilic, possibly toxic aglycone, which is released upon hydrolysis. We compared small intestinal homogenate hydrolysis activity of three rodent and two avian species against four substrates: amygdalin and sinigrin, two plant-derived glucosides, the sugar lactose, whose hydrolysis models some activity against flavonoid and isoflavonoid glucosides, and the disaccharide sugar maltose (from starch), used as a comparator. Three new findings extend our understanding of physiological processing of plant glucosides: (1) the capacity of passerine birds to hydrolyze plant glucosides seems relatively low, compared with rodents; (2) in this first test of vertebrates' enzymic capacity to hydrolyze glucosinolates, sinigrin hydrolytic capacity seems low; (3) in laboratory mice, hydrolytic activity against lactose resides on the enterocytes' apical membrane facing the intestinal lumen, but activity against amygdalin seems to reside inside enterocytes. PMID:26113142

  12. Quantification of nitropropanoyl glucosides in karaka nuts before and after treatment.

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    MacAskill, J J; Manley-Harris, M; Field, Richard J

    2015-05-15

    A high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method was developed to assay nitropropanoyl glucosides in the nuts of karaka (Corynocarpus laevigatus) a traditional food of New Zealand M?ori. Levels of glucosides, measured as 3-nitropropanoic acid, ranged from 50.25 to 138.62 g kg(-1) (5.0-13.9% w/w) and were highest in nuts from unripe drupes; these levels are higher than any previously reported. Other parts of the drupe also contained nitropropanoyl glucosides but at lower levels than the nut. Treatment procedures to remove the glucosides from the nuts varied in their efficacy with soxhlet extraction removing 98.7% and prolonged boiling and cold water extraction both removing 96%. These findings confirm the traditional methods for preparation of these nuts for consumption. PMID:25577118

  13. Exceptionally fast uptake and metabolism of cyanidin 3-glucoside by rat kidneys and liver.

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    Vanzo, Andreja; Vrhovsek, Urska; Tramer, Federica; Mattivi, Fulvio; Passamonti, Sabina

    2011-05-27

    To asses the hypothesis that anthocyanins are rapidly taken up from the blood into tissues, where they accumulate up to their bioactivity threshold, an intravenous dose of cyanidin 3-glucoside (1) was administered to anaesthetized rats. Cyanidin 3-glucoside (1) and its metabolites were analyzed in the plasma, kidneys, liver, urine, and bile, using last-generation mass spectrometry. Compound 1 was found to rapidly disappear from plasma (t/2=0.36 min). As soon as 15 s after its administration, both 1 and its methylation product, peonidin 3-glucoside (2), were detected in the plasma, kidneys, and liver. At 1 min, both 1 and 2 had almost disappeared from the plasma, but attained their peak concentrations in the kidneys and in the liver. Compound 2 was rapidly excreted both in the bile and in the urine. Three additional methylated metabolites were detected in traces, namely, delphinidin 3-glucoside (3), petunidin 3-glucoside (4), and malvidin 3-glucoside (5). These data contribute to solving the paradox of the high bioactivity of anthocyanins in spite of their apparent low bioavailability. PMID:21510696

  14. Alkyl glucosides as effective solubilizing agents for bovine rhodopsin. A comparison with several commonly used detergents.

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    Stubbs, G W; Smith, H G; Litman, B J

    1976-02-19

    The suitability of octyl and decyl-beta-D-glucoside as solubilizing agents for the bovine retinal rod outer segment disc membrane was investigated and compared to that of hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide, N,N-dimethyldodecylamine oxide, Emulphogene BC-720 and digitonin. The properties measured included the thermal stability of rhodopsin, regenerability of bleached rhodopsin by addition of 11-cis-retinal, and the rate of denaturation of bleached rhodopsin as measured by changes in the ultraviolet CD spectrum. Denaturing tendencies of the detergents were also evaluated by observing their effects on the absorption and CD spectra of sperm whale metmyoglobin. Our results demonstrate that octyl glucoside is superior to the other detergents, with the possible exception of digitonin, by the above criteria. Unlike digitonin, however, octyl glucoside affords rapid solubilization of the disc membrane and is itself highly soluble. Decyl glucoside has properties equivalent or superior to octyl glucoside, but salts and buffers interfere with its ability to solubilize the disc membrane. The well defined chemical composition, ease of removal by dialysis, and non-denaturing properties of the alkyl glucosides make them attractive detergents for membrane research. PMID:1247624

  15. Low Toxicity of Deoxynivalenol-3-Glucoside in Microbial Cells

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    Suzuki, Tadahiro; Iwahashi, Yumiko

    2015-01-01

    Host plants excrete a glucosylation enzyme onto the plant surface that changes mycotoxins derived from fungal secondary metabolites to glucosylated products. Deoxynivalenol-3-glucoside (DON3G) is synthesized by grain uridine diphosphate-glucosyltransferase, and is found worldwide, although information on its toxicity is lacking. Here, we conducted growth tests and DNA microarray analysis to elucidate the characteristics of DON3G. The Saccharomyces cerevisiae PDR5 mutant strain exposed to DON3G demonstrated similar growth to the dimethyl sulfoxide control, and DNA microarray analysis revealed limited differences. Only 10 genes were extracted, and the expression profile of stress response genes was similar to that of DON, in contrast to metabolism genes like SER3, which encodes 3-phosphoglycerate dehydrogenase. Growth tests with Chlamydomonas reinhardtii also showed a similar growth rate to the control sample. These results suggest that DON3G has extremely low toxicity to these cells, and the glucosylation of mycotoxins is a useful protective mechanism not only for host plants, but also for other species. PMID:25609182

  16. Hydrolytic fate of deoxynivalenol-3-glucoside during digestion

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    Berthiller, Franz; Krska, Rudolf; Domig, Konrad J.; Kneifel, Wolfgang; Juge, Nathalie; Schuhmacher, Rainer; Adam, Gerhard

    2011-01-01

    Deoxynivalenol-3-?-d-glucoside (D3G), a plant phase II metabolite of the Fusarium mycotoxin deoxynivalenol (DON), occurs in naturally contaminated wheat, maize, oat, barley and products thereof. Although considered as a detoxification product in plants, the toxicity of this substance in mammals is currently unknown. A major concern is the possible hydrolysis of the D3G conjugate back to its toxic precursor mycotoxin DON during mammalian digestion. We used in vitro model systems to investigate the stability of D3G to acidic conditions, hydrolytic enzymes and intestinal bacteria, mimicking different stages of digestion. D3G was found resistant to 0.2M hydrochloric acid for at least 24h at 37C, suggesting that it will not be hydrolyzed in the stomach of mammals. While human cytosolic ?-glucosidase also had no effect, fungal cellulase and cellobiase preparations could cleave a significant portion of D3G. Most importantly, several lactic acid bacteria such as Enterococcus durans, Enterococcus mundtii or Lactobacillus plantarum showed a high capability to hydrolyze D3G. Taken together these data indicate that D3G is of toxicological relevance and should be regarded as a masked mycotoxin. PMID:21878373

  17. Interaction of cyanidin-3-O-glucoside with three proteins.

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    Tang, Lin; Li, Shu; Bi, Hongna; Gao, Xin

    2016-04-01

    We studied the binding of cyanidin-3-O-glucoside (C3G) with bovine serum albumin (BSA), hemoglobin (Hb) and myoglobin (Mb), using multi-spectral techniques and molecular modeling. Fluorescence and time-resolved fluorescence studies suggested that C3G quenched BSA, Hb or Mb fluorescence in a static mode with binding constants of 4.159, 0.695 and 1.545 × 10(4) L mol(-1) at 308K, respectively. The thermodynamic parameters represented hydrogen bonds and van der Waals forces dominated the binding. Furthermore, CD, UV-vis, and three-dimensional fluorescence spectra results indicated the secondary structures of BSA, Hb and Mb were partially destroyed by C3G with the α-helix percentage of C3G-Hb and C3G-Mb decreased while that of C3G-BSA was increased. UV-vis spectral results showed these binding interactions partially affected the heme bands of Hb and Mb. In addition, molecular modeling analysis supported the experimental results well. The calculated results of equilibrium fraction showed that the concentration of free C3G in plasma was high enough to be stored and transported from the circulatory system to reach their target sites to provide their therapeutic effects. PMID:26593527

  18. Cyanidin-3-Glucoside Ameliorates Ethanol Neurotoxicity in the Developing Brain

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    Ke, Zunji; Liu, Ying; Wang, Xin; Fan, Zhiqin; Chen, Gang; Xu, Mei; Bower, Kimberley A.; Frank, Jacqueline A.; Ou, Xiaoming; Shi, Xianglin; Luo, Jia

    2011-01-01

    Ethanol exposure induces neurodegeneration in the developing central nervous system (CNS). Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are caused by ethanol exposure during pregnancy and are the most common nonhereditary cause of mental retardation. It is important to identify agents that provide neuroprotection against ethanol neurotoxicity. Multiple mechanisms have been proposed for ethanol-induced neurodegeneration, and oxidative stress is one of the most important mechanisms. Recent evidence indicates that glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK3β) is a potential mediator of ethanol-mediated neuronal death (Luo, 2009). Cyanidin-3-glucoside (C3G), a member of the anthocyanin family, is a potent natural antioxidant. Our previous study suggested that C3G inhibited GSK3β activity in neurons (Chen et al., 2009). Using a third trimester equivalent mouse model of ethanol exposure, we tested the hypothesis that C3G can ameliorate ethanol-induced neuronal death in the developing brain. Intraperitoneal injection of C3G reduced ethanol-meditated caspase-3 activation, neurodegeneration and microglial activation in the cerebral cortex of seven-day-old mice. C3G blocked ethanol-mediated GSK3β activation by inducing the phosphorylation at serine 9 while reducing the phosphorylation at tyrosine 216. C3G also inhibited ethanol-stimulated expression of malondialdehyde (MDA) and p47phox, indicating that C3G alleviated ethanol-induced oxidative stress. These results provide important insight into the therapeutic potential of C3G. PMID:21671257

  19. The bHLH transcription factor BIS1 controls the iridoid branch of the monoterpenoid indole alkaloid pathway in Catharanthus roseus.

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    Van Moerkercke, Alex; Steensma, Priscille; Schweizer, Fabian; Pollier, Jacob; Gariboldi, Ivo; Payne, Richard; Vanden Bossche, Robin; Miettinen, Karel; Espoz, Javiera; Purnama, Purin Candra; Kellner, Franziska; Seppnen-Laakso, Tuulikki; O'Connor, Sarah E; Rischer, Heiko; Memelink, Johan; Goossens, Alain

    2015-06-30

    Plants make specialized bioactive metabolites to defend themselves against attackers. The conserved control mechanisms are based on transcriptional activation of the respective plant species-specific biosynthetic pathways by the phytohormone jasmonate. Knowledge of the transcription factors involved, particularly in terpenoid biosynthesis, remains fragmentary. By transcriptome analysis and functional screens in the medicinal plant Catharanthus roseus (Madagascar periwinkle), the unique source of the monoterpenoid indole alkaloid (MIA)-type anticancer drugs vincristine and vinblastine, we identified a jasmonate-regulated basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factor from clade IVa inducing the monoterpenoid branch of the MIA pathway. The bHLH iridoid synthesis 1 (BIS1) transcription factor transactivated the expression of all of the genes encoding the enzymes that catalyze the sequential conversion of the ubiquitous terpenoid precursor geranyl diphosphate to the iridoid loganic acid. BIS1 acted in a complementary manner to the previously characterized ethylene response factor Octadecanoid derivative-Responsive Catharanthus APETALA2-domain 3 (ORCA3) that transactivates the expression of several genes encoding the enzymes catalyzing the conversion of loganic acid to the downstream MIAs. In contrast to ORCA3, overexpression of BIS1 was sufficient to boost production of high-value iridoids and MIAs in C. roseus suspension cell cultures. Hence, BIS1 might be a metabolic engineering tool to produce sustainably high-value MIAs in C. roseus plants or cultures. PMID:26080427

  20. The bHLH transcription factor BIS1 controls the iridoid branch of the monoterpenoid indole alkaloid pathway in Catharanthus roseus

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    Van Moerkercke, Alex; Steensma, Priscille; Schweizer, Fabian; Pollier, Jacob; Gariboldi, Ivo; Payne, Richard; Vanden Bossche, Robin; Miettinen, Karel; Espoz, Javiera; Purnama, Purin Candra; Kellner, Franziska; Seppänen-Laakso, Tuulikki; O’Connor, Sarah E.; Rischer, Heiko; Memelink, Johan; Goossens, Alain

    2015-01-01

    Plants make specialized bioactive metabolites to defend themselves against attackers. The conserved control mechanisms are based on transcriptional activation of the respective plant species-specific biosynthetic pathways by the phytohormone jasmonate. Knowledge of the transcription factors involved, particularly in terpenoid biosynthesis, remains fragmentary. By transcriptome analysis and functional screens in the medicinal plant Catharanthus roseus (Madagascar periwinkle), the unique source of the monoterpenoid indole alkaloid (MIA)-type anticancer drugs vincristine and vinblastine, we identified a jasmonate-regulated basic helix–loop–helix (bHLH) transcription factor from clade IVa inducing the monoterpenoid branch of the MIA pathway. The bHLH iridoid synthesis 1 (BIS1) transcription factor transactivated the expression of all of the genes encoding the enzymes that catalyze the sequential conversion of the ubiquitous terpenoid precursor geranyl diphosphate to the iridoid loganic acid. BIS1 acted in a complementary manner to the previously characterized ethylene response factor Octadecanoid derivative-Responsive Catharanthus APETALA2-domain 3 (ORCA3) that transactivates the expression of several genes encoding the enzymes catalyzing the conversion of loganic acid to the downstream MIAs. In contrast to ORCA3, overexpression of BIS1 was sufficient to boost production of high-value iridoids and MIAs in C. roseus suspension cell cultures. Hence, BIS1 might be a metabolic engineering tool to produce sustainably high-value MIAs in C. roseus plants or cultures. PMID:26080427

  1. Profiling of components and validated determination of iridoids in Gardenia Jasminoides Ellis fruit by a high-performance-thin-layer- chromatography/mass spectrometry approach.

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    Coran, Silvia A; Mulas, Stefano; Vasconi, Alessio

    2014-01-17

    A novel method was set up with the aim to obtain a simultaneous cross comparative evaluation of different Gardenia Jasminoides Ellis fruits by the HPTLC fingerprint approach. The main components among the iridoid, hydroxycinnamic derivative and crocin classes were identified by TLC-MS ancillary techniques. The iridoids geniposide, gardenoside and genepin-1-?-d-gentiobioside were also quantitated by densitometric scanning at 240nm. LiChrospher HPTLC Silica gel 60 RP-18 W F254, 20cm10cm plates with acetonitrile: formic acid 0.1% (40:60 v/v) as the mobile phase was used. The method was validated giving rise to a dependable and high throughput procedure well suited to routine applications. Iridoids were quantified in the range of 240-1140ng with RSD of repeatability and intermediate precision between 0.9-2.5% and accuracy with bias 1.6-2.6%. The method was tested on six commercial Gardenia Jasminoides fruit samples. PMID:24365117

  2. The ?-Glucosidases Responsible for Bioactivation of Hydroxynitrile Glucosides in Lotus japonicus1[W

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    Morant, Anne Vinther; Bjarnholt, Nanna; Kragh, Mads Emil; Kjrgaard, Christian Hauge; Jrgensen, Kirsten; Paquette, Suzanne Michelle; Piotrowski, Markus; Imberty, Anne; Olsen, Carl Erik; Mller, Birger Lindberg; Bak, Sren

    2008-01-01

    Lotus japonicus accumulates the hydroxynitrile glucosides lotaustralin, linamarin, and rhodiocyanosides A and D. Upon tissue disruption, the hydroxynitrile glucosides are bioactivated by hydrolysis by specific ?-glucosidases. A mixture of two hydroxynitrile glucoside-cleaving ?-glucosidases was isolated from L. japonicus leaves and identified by protein sequencing as LjBGD2 and LjBGD4. The isolated hydroxynitrile glucoside-cleaving ?-glucosidases preferentially hydrolyzed rhodiocyanoside A and lotaustralin, whereas linamarin was only slowly hydrolyzed, in agreement with measurements of their rate of degradation upon tissue disruption in L. japonicus leaves. Comparative homology modeling predicted that LjBGD2 and LjBGD4 had nearly identical overall topologies and substrate-binding pockets. Heterologous expression of LjBGD2 and LjBGD4 in Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) enabled analysis of their individual substrate specificity profiles and confirmed that both LjBGD2 and LjBGD4 preferentially hydrolyze the hydroxynitrile glucosides present in L. japonicus. Phylogenetic analyses revealed a third L. japonicus putative hydroxynitrile glucoside-cleaving ?-glucosidase, LjBGD7. Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction analysis showed that LjBGD2 and LjBGD4 are expressed in aerial parts of young L. japonicus plants, while LjBGD7 is expressed exclusively in roots. The differential expression pattern of LjBGD2, LjBGD4, and LjBGD7 corresponds to the previously observed expression profile for CYP79D3 and CYP79D4, encoding the two cytochromes P450 that catalyze the first committed step in the biosyntheis of hydroxynitrile glucosides in L. japonicus, with CYP79D3 expression in aerial tissues and CYP79D4 expression in roots. PMID:18467457

  3. Characterization of hepta-beta-glucoside elicitor-binding protein(s) in soybean.

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    Hahn, M G; Cheong, J J; Alba, R; Ct, F

    1994-01-01

    We are studying the cellular signalling pathway leading to pterocarpan phytoalexin biosynthesis in soybean that is induced by a branched hepta-beta-glucoside originally isolated from the mycelial walls of the phytopathogenic oomycete, Phytophthora megasperma f. sp. glycinea. Our research has focused on the first step in this signal pathway, namely the specific recognition of the hepta-beta-glucoside elicitor by plasma-membrane-localized binding protein(s) in soybean cells. Binding of a radio-iodinated derivative of the elicitor-active hepta-beta-glucoside by membrane elicitor-binding proteins is specific, reversible, saturable and of high affinity (Kd = 0.75 nM). After solubilization using the non-ionic detergent n-dodecylsucrose, the elicitor-binding proteins retain the binding affinity (Kd = 1.8 nM) for the radiolabelled elicitor and the binding specificity for elicitor-active oligoglucosides. A direct correlation is observed between the ability of elicitor-active and structurally related inactive oligoglucosides to displace labelled elicitor from the elicitor-binding proteins and the elicitor activity of the oligosaccharides. Thus, the elicitor-binding proteins recognize the same structural elements of the hepta-beta-glucoside elicitor that are essential for its phytoalexin-inducing activity, suggesting that the elicitor-binding proteins are physiological receptors for the elicitor. Current research is directed toward the purification and cloning of the hepta-beta-glucoside elicitor-binding proteins. Purification and characterization of the hepta-beta-glucoside-binding protein(s) or their corresponding cDNAs is a first step toward elucidating how the hepta-beta-glucoside elicitor triggers the signal transduction pathway that ultimately leads to the synthesis of phytoalexins in soybean. PMID:7639770

  4. Metabolism of the masked mycotoxin deoxynivalenol-3-glucoside in rats.

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    Nagl, Veronika; Schwartz, Heidi; Krska, Rudolf; Moll, Wulf-Dieter; Knasmller, Siegfried; Ritzmann, Mathias; Adam, Gerhard; Berthiller, Franz

    2012-09-18

    Deoxynivalenol-3-?-D-glucoside (D3G), a plant metabolite of the Fusarium mycotoxin deoxynivalenol (DON), might be hydrolyzed in the digestive tract of mammals, thus contributing to the total dietary DON exposure of individuals. Yet, D3G has not been considered in regulatory limits set for DON for foodstuffs due to the lack of in vivo data. The aim of our study was to evaluate whether D3G is reactivated in vivo by investigation of its metabolism in rats. Six Sprague-Dawley rats received water, DON (2.0 mg/kg body weight (b.w.)) and the equimolar amount of D3G (3.1 mg/kg b.w.) by gavage on day 1, 8 and 15, respectively. Urine and feces were collected for 48 h and analyzed for D3G, DON, deoxynivalenol-glucuronide (DON-GlcA) and de-epoxy deoxynivalenol (DOM-1) by a validated LC-tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) based biomarker method. After administration of D3G, only 3.70.7% of the given dose were found in urine in the form of analyzed analytes, compared to 14.95.0% after administration of DON, and only 0.30.1% were detected in the form of urinary D3G. The majority of administered D3G was recovered as DON and DOM-1 in feces. These results suggest that D3G is little bioavailable, hydrolyzed to DON during digestion, and partially converted to DOM-1 and DON-GlcA prior to excretion. Our data indicate that D3G is of considerably lower toxicological relevance than DON, at least in rats. PMID:22884771

  5. Biosynthesis of cyanohydrin glucosides from unnatural nitriles in intact tissue of Passiflora morifolia and Turnera angustifolia.

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    Jaroszewski, J W; Rasmussen, A B; Rasmussen, H B; Olsen, C E; Jrgensen, L B

    1996-06-01

    Passiflora morifolia, which under natural conditions contains cyanohydrin glucosides linamarin, lotaustralin and epilotaustralin, converted cyclopentanecarbonitrile, 2-cyclopentenecarbonitrile and 3-methylbutanenitrile into the corresponding cyanohydrin glucosides. Turnera angustifolia, which normally produces glucosides of cyclopentenone cyanohydrin, converted cyclopentanecarbonitrile, 2-methylpropanenitrile and 2-methylbutanenitrile, but not 3-methylbutanenitrile, into the corresponding cyanohydrin glucosides. Mixtures of epimers were produced when these glucosides contained chiral cyanohydrin carbon atoms. Feeding with cyclopentanecarbonitrile resulted in formation of 1-(beta-D-glucopyranosyloxy)cyclopentanecarbonitrile, a saturated analogue of deidaclin and tetraphyllin A. Neither plant utilized cyclopropanecarbonitrile as substrate. The experiments demonstrate broad substrate specificity of nitrile hydroxylases present in these plants. A novel glycoside, 2-[6-O-(beta-D-xylopyranosyl)-beta-D-glucopyranosyloxy]propane (isopropyl primeveroside), was isolated from P. morifolia. The compound represents a rare example of natural isopropyl glycoside; its characterization included assignment of all 1H and 13C NMR signals of the primeverosyl group using two-dimensional NMR methods. Biosynthesis of the isopropyl moiety of the primeveroside is unclear, but the formation of alcohols corresponding to natural cyanohydrins may be a previously unrecognized extension of the cyanohydrin biosynthesis pathway in higher plants. PMID:8768320

  6. Synthesis of hexyl ?-glucoside and ?-polyglucosides by a novel Microbacterium isolate.

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    Ojha, Swati; Mishra, Saroj; Kapoor, Sumeet; Chand, Subhash

    2013-06-01

    Alkyl-glucosides and alkyl-polyglucosides are the new-generation biodegradable surfactants with good emulsifying and wetting properties. The ?-forms of these glucosides occur in antibiotics and also stimulate nasal absorption of many drugs. In this paper, we report the synthesis of hexyl ?-glucoside and ?-polyglucosides using cell-bound ?-glucosidase activity of a novel strain of Microbacterium paraoxydans. A number of cell-bound glycosyl hydrolase activities were detected in the isolate with the maximum hydrolytic activity of 180IUg(-1) dry wt cells on p-nitrophenyl-?-D-glucopyranoside. In a micro-aqueous system, at a water activity of 0.69, 1.8gl(-1) of hexyl ?-glucoside (corresponding to about 25% yield) was synthesized by whole cells with maltose and hexanol as substrates. The concentration was enhanced to 11gl(-1) (~60% yield) in a biphasic system at a water content of 60%. (1)H and (13)C NMR spectra of the purified compound confirmed the synthesized product to be hexyl-?-D-glucopyranoside, while the presence of hexyl di- and tri-glucosides was confirmed by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. The cell-driven synthesis makes this an extremely attractive alternative for synthesis of such compounds. PMID:23579729

  7. Hexyl glucoside and hexyl maltoside inhibit light-induced oxidation of tryptophan.

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    Adem, Yilma T; Molina, Patricia; Liu, Hongbin; Patapoff, Thomas W; Sreedhara, Alavattam; Esue, Osigwe

    2014-02-01

    We investigated the photo-protective effect of sugar-based surfactants--hexyl glucoside and hexyl maltoside--against light-induced oxidation of a monoclonal antibody. Reactive oxygen species are generated in solutions in the presence of light; these reactive species readily oxidize amino acids such as tryptophan. Hexyl glucosides and hexyl maltosides scavenge these reactive species and protect tryptophan residues from light-induced oxidation in a concentration-dependent manner. As a result of the scavenging process, hydrogen peroxide is formed, especially at high (millimolar) concentrations of the alkyl glycoside surfactants. These results suggest that hexyl glucoside and hexyl maltoside have the potential to protect tryptophan residues against light-induced oxidation. PMID:24338937

  8. Sequestration, tissue distribution and developmental transmission of cyanogenic glucosides in a specialist insect herbivore.

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    Zagrobelny, Mika; Olsen, Carl Erik; Pentzold, Stefan; Fürstenberg-Hägg, Joel; Jørgensen, Kirsten; Bak, Søren; Møller, Birger Lindberg; Motawia, Mohammed Saddik

    2014-01-01

    Considering the staggering diversity of bioactive natural products present in plants, insects are only able to sequester a small number of phytochemicals from their food plants. The mechanisms of how only some phytochemicals are sequestered and how the sequestration process takes place remains largely unknown. In this study the model system of Zygaena filipendulae (Lepidoptera) and their food plant Lotus corniculatus is used to advance the knowledge of insect sequestration. Z. filipendulae larvae are dependent on sequestration of the cyanogenic glucosides linamarin and lotaustralin from their food plant, and have a much lower fitness if reared on plants without these compounds. This study investigates the fate of the cyanogenic glucosides during ingestion, sequestration in the larvae, and in the course of insect ontogeny. To this purpose, double-labeled linamarin and lotaustralin were chemically synthesized carrying two stable isotopes, a (2)H labeled aglucone and a (13)C labeled glucose moiety. In addition, a small amount of (14)C was incorporated into the glucose residue. The isotope-labeled compounds were applied onto cyanogenic L. corniculatus leaves that were subsequently presented to the Z. filipendulae larvae. Following ingestion by the larvae, the destiny of the isotope labeled cyanogenic glucosides was monitored in different tissues of larvae and adults at selected time points, using radio-TLC and LC-MS analyses. It was shown that sequestered compounds are taken up intact, contrary to earlier hypotheses where it was suggested that the compounds would have to be hydrolyzed before transport across the gut. The uptake from the larval gut was highly stereo selective as the β-glucosides were retained while the α-glucosides were excreted and recovered in the frass. Sequestered compounds were rapidly distributed into all analyzed tissues of the larval body, partly retained throughout metamorphosis and transferred into the adult insect where they were distributed to all tissues. During subsequent mating, isotope labeled cyanogenic glucosides were transferred from the male to the female in the nuptial gift. PMID:24269868

  9. Metabolic utilization of pyridoxine-beta-glucoside in rats: influence of vitamin B-6 status and route of administration

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    Trumbo, P.R.; Gregory, J.F. 3d.

    1988-11-01

    (3H)5'-O-(beta-D-glucopyranosyl) pyridoxine (PN-glucoside) and (14C)pyridoxine (PN) were administered orally or intraperitoneally to vitamin B-6-adequate or -deficient rats. Analysis of intestinal contents and feces indicated effective intestinal absorption of PN-glucoside relative to PN. There was greater retention of 14C than 3H in the liver and carcass regardless of the route of administration of the radiolabeled vitamins. There was no major difference in the relative distribution of 3H and 14C among the vitamin B-6 metabolites in the liver between the treatment groups, and no (3H)PN-glucoside was detected in any of the livers. For all groups, the majority of the 3H administered was detected in the urine within 24 h. Less excretion of both 3H and 14C in the urine was observed for the deficient rats. There was no major difference in the relative proportion of urinary (3H)PN-glucoside or (3H)4-PA between rats fed or injected with the radiolabeled vitamins. These results indicate that vitamin B-6 status influences the clearance of metabolites derived from PN and PN-glucoside, as well as the clearance of intact PN-glucoside. Vitamin B-6 status, however, has little or no effect on the utilization of PN-glucoside. This study also suggests that the intestine is the primary site of the limited conversion of PN-glucoside to biologically active PN in the rat.

  10. Further characterization and regulation of malonyl-coenzyme A: flavonoid glucoside malonyltransferases from parsley cell suspension cultures

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    Matern, U.; Feser, C.; Hammer, D.

    1983-10-01

    Two malonyltransferases, malonyl-CoA:flavone/flavonol 7-O-glucoside malonyltransferase and malonyl-CoA:flavonol 3-O-glucoside malonyltransferase, were purified to apparent homogeneity from uv-irradiated parsley cell cultures. Both purified enzymes appear to be specific for flavonoid glycosides. Additional malonyltransferases, active toward several phenol glucosides other than flavonoids, were present in partially purified 7-O-glucoside malonyltransferase preparations. Antibodies raised against the purified 3-O-glucoside malonyltransferase did not inhibit the activity of the 7-O-glucoside malonyltransferase over a wide antibody concentration range. Determination of the rate of synthesis in vivo of the 3-O-glucoside malonyltransferase after ultraviolet light-pulse induction of parsley cells revealed two maxima at 6 and 30 h, respectively. These results indicate that the induced changes in 3-O-glucoside malonyltransferase activity were the consequence of either a repeated change in the rate of synthesis of one enzyme species or changes in the synthesis rates of more than one enzyme species.

  11. Quercetin 3-O-glucoside suppresses epidermal growth factor-induced migration by inhibiting EGFR signaling in pancreatic cancer cells.

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    Lee, Jungwhoi; Han, Song-I; Yun, Jeong-Hun; Kim, Jae Hoon

    2015-12-01

    Pancreatic cancer is one of the most dangerous cancers and is associated with a grave prognosis. Despite increased knowledge of the complex signaling networks responsible for progression of pancreatic cancer, many challenging therapies have fallen short of expectations. In this study, we examined the anti-migratory effect of quercetin 3-O-glucoside in epidermal growth factor-induced cell migration by inhibiting EGF receptor (EGFR) signaling in several human pancreatic cancer cell lines. Treatment with quercetin, quercetin 3-O-glucoside, and quercetin 7-O-glucoside differentially suppressed epidermal growth factor-induced migration activity of human pancreatic cancer cells. In particular, quercetin 3-O-glucoside strongly inhibited the infiltration activity of pancreatic cancer cells in a dose-dependent manner. Furthermore, quercetin 3-O-glucoside exerted the anti-migratory effect even at a relatively low dose compared with other forms of quercetin. The anti-tumor effects of quercetin 3-O-glucoside were mediated by selectively inhibiting the EGFR-mediated FAK, AKT, MEK1/2, and ERK1/2 signaling pathway. Combinatorial treatment with quercetin 3-O-glucoside plus gemcitabine showed the synergistic anti-migratory effect on epidermal growth factor-induced cell migration in human pancreatic cancer cell lines. These results suggest that quercetin 3-O-glucoside has potential for anti-metastatic therapy in human pancreatic cancer. PMID:26109002

  12. Structures of Iridoid Synthase from Cantharanthus roseus with Bound NAD(+) , NADPH, or NAD(+) /10-Oxogeranial: Reaction Mechanisms.

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    Hu, Yumei; Liu, Weidong; Malwal, Satish R; Zheng, Yingying; Feng, Xinxin; Ko, Tzu-Ping; Chen, Chun-Chi; Xu, Zhongxia; Liu, Meixia; Han, Xu; Gao, Jian; Oldfield, Eric; Guo, Rey-Ting

    2015-12-14

    Structures of the iridoid synthase nepetalactol synthase in the presence of NAD(+) , NADPH or NAD(+) /10-oxogeranial were solved. The 10-oxogeranial substrate binds in a transoid-O1-C3 conformation and can be reduced by hydride addition to form the byproduct S-10-oxo-citronellal. Tyr178 O? is positioned 2.5? from the substrate O1 and provides the second proton required for reaction. Nepetalactol product formation requires rotation about C1-C2 to form the cisoid isomer, leading to formation of the cis-enolate, together with rotation about C4-C5, which enables cyclization and lactol production. The structure is similar to that of progesterone-5?-reductase, with almost identical positioning of NADP, Lys146(147), Tyr178(179), and F342(343), but only Tyr178 and Phe342 appear to be essential for activity. The transoid 10-oxogeranial structure also serves as a model for ?-face hydride attack in progesterone 5?-reductases and is of general interest in the context of asymmetric synthesis. PMID:26768532

  13. Processing of iridoid glycoside antirrinoside fromMaurandya antirrhiniflora (Scrophulariaceae) byMeris paradoxa (Geometridae) andLepipolys species (Noctuidae).

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    Boros, C A; Stermitz, F R; McFarland, N

    1991-06-01

    The iridoid glycoside antirrinoside was found to be sequestered by highly aposematic larvae of the geometrid mothMeris paradoxa and two noctuid mothLepipolys species feeding onMaurandya antirrhiniflora (Scrophulariaceae), a natural food plant from southern Arizona. The antirrinoside content of leaves and petioles being consumed, eariy-instar larvae, late-instar larvae, larval frass, regurgitant, reflex-bleeding emission (Meris paradoxa), cocoons, pupae, meconium emitted upon eclosion, and adult moths was determined. Larvae, other than the earliest instars, did not excrete antirrinoside in the frass, but sequestered it in amounts of 3-11 % of the dry weight. Small amounts of antirrinoside remained in various pupal or cocoon parts and some was emitted in the meconium upon eclosion. The total antirrinoside accounted for was, however, considerably below that expected based upon the remarkably high 20% content of the leaves and petioles being consumed. The adult cryptic moths of both species contained little or no antirrinoside. This is the first report of a natural food plant and larval stages forM. paradoxa and a previously undescribedLepipolys species. It is also the first report of antirrinoside sequestration and utilization by insects. PMID:24259172

  14. Metabolism of the masked mycotoxin deoxynivalenol-3-glucoside in pigs.

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    Nagl, Veronika; Woechtl, Bettina; Schwartz-Zimmermann, Heidi Elisabeth; Hennig-Pauka, Isabel; Moll, Wulf-Dieter; Adam, Gerhard; Berthiller, Franz

    2014-08-17

    Plants can metabolize the Fusarium mycotoxin deoxynivalenol (DON) by forming the masked mycotoxin deoxynivalenol-3-?-D-glucoside (D3G). D3G might be cleaved during digestion, thus increasing the total DON burden of an individual. Due to a lack of in vivo data, D3G has not been included in the various regulatory limits established for DON so far. The aim of our study was to contribute to the risk assessment of D3G by determination of its metabolism in pigs. Four piglets received water, D3G (116 ?g/kg b.w.) and the equimolar amount of DON (75 ?g/kg b.w.) by gavage on day 1, 5 and 9 of the experiment, respectively. Additionally, 15.5 ?g D3G/kg b.w. were administered intravenously on day 13. Urine and feces were collected for 24 h and analyzed for DON, D3G, deoxynivalenol-3-glucuronide (DON-3-GlcA), deoxynivalenol-15-GlcA (DON-15-GlcA) and deepoxy-deoxynivalenol (DOM-1) by UHPLC-MS/MS. After oral application of DON and D3G, in total 84.89.7% and 40.38.5% of the given dose were detected in urine, respectively. The majority of orally administered D3G was excreted in form of DON, DON-15-GlcA, DOM-1 and DON-3-GlcA, while urinary D3G accounted for only 2.61.4%. In feces, just trace amounts of metabolites were found. Intravenously administered D3G was almost exclusively excreted in unmetabolized form via urine. Data indicate that D3G is nearly completely hydrolyzed in the intestinal tract of pigs, while the toxin seems to be rather stable after systemic absorption. Compared to DON, the oral bioavailability of D3G and its metabolites seems to be reduced by a factor of up to 2, approximately. PMID:24968060

  15. Identification of delphinidin 3-O-(6''-O-malonyl)-beta-glucoside-3'-O-beta-glucoside, a postulated intermediate in the biosynthesis of ternatin C5 in the blue petals of Clitoria ternatea (butterfly pea).

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    Kazuma, Kohei; Kogawa, Koichiro; Noda, Naonobu; Kato, Naoki; Suzuki, Masahiko

    2004-11-01

    Ternatins are blue anthocyanins found in the petals of Clitoria ternata (butterfly pea). Among them, ternatin C5 (delphinidin 3-O-(6''-O-malonyl)-beta-glucoside-3',5'-di-O-beta-glucoside; 2) has the structure common to all the ternatins, which is characterized by its glucosylation pattern: a 3,3',5'-triglucosylated anthocyanidin. In the course of studying biosynthetic pathways of ternatins, the key enzymatic activities to produce ternatin C5 were discovered in a crude enzyme preparation from the petals of a blue petal line of C. ternatea. When this preparation was tested for activity against several delphinidin glycosides, delphinidin 3-O-(6''-O-malonyl)-beta-glucoside-3'-O-beta-glucoside (6), a postulated intermediate, was found in the reaction mixture, together with three known anthocyanins, which were spectroscopically structurally identified. As a result of structural identification, the following enzymatic activities were identified: UDP-glucose :delphinidin 3-O-(6''-O-malonyl)-beta-glucoside-3'-O-beta-glucoside 5'-O-glucosyltransferase (5'GT), UDP-glucose :delphinidin 3-O-(6''-O-malonyl)-beta-glucoside 3'-O-glucosyltransferase (3'GT), UDP-glucose :delphinidin 3-O-glucosyltransferase, and malonyl-CoA :delphinidin 3-O-beta-glucoside 6''-malonyltransferase. In a mauve petal line, which did not accumulate ternatins but delphinidin 3-O-(6''-O-malonyl)-beta-glucoside in its petal, there were neither 5'GT nor 3'GT activities. Thus, the early biosynthetic pathway of ternatins may be characterized by the stepwise transfer of two glucose residues to 3'- and 5'-position of delphinidin 3-O-(6''-O-malonyl)-beta-glucoside (1; Scheme) from UDP-glucose. PMID:17191814

  16. (6S)-Hydroxy-3-oxo-alpha-ionol glucosides from Capparis spinosa fruits.

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    Cali?, Ihsan; Kuruzm-Uz, Ay?e; Lorenzetto, Piergiorgio A; Redi, Peter

    2002-02-01

    Two new (6S)-hydroxy-3-oxo-alpha-ionol glucosides, together with corchoionoside C ((6S,9S)-roseoside) and a prenyl glucoside, were isolated from mature fruits of Capparis spinosa. The structures were established on the basis of spectroscopic, chiroptic and chemical evidence. In addition, the 13C-resonance of C-9 was found to be of particular diagnostic value in assigning the absolute configuration at that center in ionol glycosides. The alpha-ionol derivatives are metabolites of (+)-(S)-abscisic acid. PMID:11830166

  17. Effect of different exposed lights on quercetin and quercetin glucoside content in onion (Allium cepa L.).

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    Ko, Eun Young; Nile, Shivraj Hariram; Sharma, Kavita; Li, Guan Hao; Park, Se Won

    2015-07-01

    Quercetin and quercetin glucosides are the major flavonols present in onion (Allium cepa L.) and are predominantly present as quercetin, quercetin-3,4'-diglucoside and quercetin-4'-glucoside. Effect of different light wavelengths on onion after harvest and storage, with fluorescent, blue, red and ultra violet light influenced the quercetin and quercetin glucosides profile. In a peeled onion, all the light treatments elevated quercetin content in bulb. Among them, particularly fluorescent light effect was more eminent which stimulates the maximum synthesis of quercetin in onion. In case of whole onion bulb, skin and pulp showed different responses to light treatment, respectively. The pulp had the highest quercetin glucosides under blue light, whereas the lowest under fluorescent light. Onion skin showed nearly opposite pattern as compared to the pulp. In particular, light treatment proved to be a better way to increase the level of quercetin content in onions which might be utilized for industrial production of bioactive compounds from onion and onion waste products. PMID:26150744

  18. Occurrence of deoxynivalenol and deoxynivalenol-3-glucoside in hard red spring wheat grown in the USA

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    Deoxynivalenol (DON) is a mycotoxin found in wheat that is infected with Fusarium fungus. DON may also be converted to a type of "masked mycotoxin," named deoxynivalenol-3-glucoside (D3G), as a result of detoxification process of the plant. Both DON and D3G are known to be toxic. Due to the lack o...

  19. CYANIDIN-3-GLUCOSIDE, A NATURAL PRODUCT DERIVED FROM BLACKBERRY, EXHIBITS CHEMOPREVENTIVE AND CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC ACTIVITY

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    Epidemiological data suggest that consumption of fruits and vegetables has been associated with a lower incidence of cancer. Cyanidin-3-glucoside (C3G), a compound found in blackberry and other food products, was shown to possess chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic activity in the present study. ...

  20. Serotonin 5-O-?-Glucoside and Its N-Methylated Forms in Citrus Genus Plants.

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    Servillo, Luigi; Giovane, Alfonso; Casale, Rosario; D'Onofrio, Nunzia; Ferrari, Giovanna; Cautela, Domenico; Balestrieri, Maria Luisa; Castaldo, Domenico

    2015-04-29

    Citrus genus is characterized by a specific presence of indole metabolites deriving from the N-methylation of tryptamine and its hydroxylated form, 5-hydroxytryptamine (serotonin), which are likely involved in plant defense mechanisms. In this study, we identified for the first time the occurrence in Citrus plants of serotonin 5-O-?-glucoside and all its N-methylated derivatives, that is, N-methylserotonin 5-O-?-glucoside, N,N-dimethylserotonin (bufotenine) 5-O-?-glucoside, and N,N,N-trimethylserotonin (bufotenidine) 5-O-?-glucoside. The identification of the glucosylated compounds was based on mass spectrometric studies, hydrolysis by glucosidase, and in some cases, comparison to authentic compounds. Beside leaves, the distribution of the glucosylated forms and their aglycones in some Citrus species was evaluated in flavedo, albedo, juice, and seeds. The simultaneous presence of serotonin and its N-methylated derivatives, together with the corresponding glucosylated forms, is consistent with the occurrence of a metabolic pathway, specific for Citrus, aimed at potentiating the defensive response to biotic stress through the optimization of the production and use of the most toxic of such metabolites. PMID:25893818

  1. New grayanol diterpenoid and new phenolic glucoside from the flowers of Pieris formosa.

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    Wang, Wei-Guang; Li, Hong-Mei; Li, Hai-Zhou; Wu, Zhao-Yuan; Li, Rong-Tao

    2010-01-01

    A new grayanol diterpenoid, grayanotoxin XXII (1), and a new phenolic glucoside, benzyl 2-hydroxy-4-O-[beta-xylopyranosyl(1'' --> 6')-beta-glucopyranosyl]-benzoate (2), were isolated from the flowers of Pieris formosa. Their structures were determined on the basis of spectroscopic analysis and chemical methods. PMID:20390746

  2. A new sweet dihydrochalcone-glucoside from leaves of Lithocarpus pachyphyllus (Kurz) Rehd. (Fagaceae).

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    Qin, Xiang-Dong; Liu, Ji-Kai

    2003-01-01

    A new sweet dihydrochalcone-glucoside, trilobatin 2"-acetate (1), was isolated from the leaves of Lithocarpus pachyphyllus, together with phlorizin and trilobatin. The structures were established by spectroscopic methods, including one- and two-dimensional NMR (COSY, HMQC and HMBC). PMID:14577645

  3. Water-soluble constituents of caraway: aromatic compound, aromatic compound glucoside and glucides.

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    Matsumura, Tetsuko; Ishikawa, Toru; Kitajima, Junichi

    2002-10-01

    From the water-soluble portion of the methanolic extract of caraway (fruit of Carum carvi L.), an aromatic compound, an aromatic compound glucoside and a glucide were isolated together with 16 known compounds. Their structures were clarified as 2-methoxy-2-(4'-hydroxyphenyl)ethanol, junipediol A 2-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside and L-fucitol, respectively. PMID:12377243

  4. EVALUATION OF THE ANTIOXIDANT CAPACITY OF LIMONIN, NOMILIN AND LIMONIN GLUCOSIDE

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    In an effort to resolve conflicting reports of the antioxidant properties of citrus limonoids, the Antioxidant Capacity (AOC) of citrus limonoids limonin, nomilin and limonin glucoside was evaluated by the oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC), Trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC), beta...

  5. Analysis of deoxynivalenol and deoxynivalenol-3-glucoside in hard red spring wheat inoculated with Fusarium graminearum

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    Deoxynivalenol (DON) is a mycotoxin which isproduced by plant pathogens such as Fusarium species. The formation of the "masked" mycotoxin deoxinyvalenol-3-glucoside (D3G) results from a defense mechanism the plant uses for detoxification. These two mycotoxins are important from the food safety poi...

  6. Construction of cellobiose phosphorylase variants with broadened acceptor specificity towards anomerically substituted glucosides.

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    De Groeve, Manu R M; Remmery, Laurens; Van Hoorebeke, Annelies; Stout, Jan; Desmet, Tom; Savvides, Savvas N; Soetaert, Wim

    2010-10-15

    The general application of glycoside phosphorylases such as cellobiose phosphorylase (CP) for glycoside synthesis is hindered by their relatively narrow substrate specificity. We have previously reported on the creation of Cellulomonas uda CP enzyme variants with either modified donor or acceptor specificity. Remarkably, in this study it was found that the donor mutant also displays broadened acceptor specificity towards several beta-glucosides. Triple mutants containing donor (T508I/N667A) as well as acceptor mutations (E649C or E649G) also display a broader acceptor specificity than any of the parent enzymes. Moreover, further broadening of the acceptor specificity has been achieved by site-saturation mutagenesis of residues near the active site entrance. The best enzyme variant contains the additional N156D and N163D mutations and is active towards various alkyl beta-glucosides, methyl alpha-glucoside and cellobiose. In comparison with the wild-type C. uda CP enzyme, which cannot accept anomerically substituted glucosides at all, the obtained increase in substrate specificity is significant. The described CP enzyme variants should be useful for the synthesis of cellobiosides and other glycosides with prebiotic and pharmaceutical properties. PMID:20517986

  7. The bvr Locus of Listeria monocytogenes Mediates Virulence Gene Repression by β-Glucosides

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    Brehm, Klaus; Ripio, María-Teresa; Kreft, Jürgen; Vázquez-Boland, José-Antonio

    1999-01-01

    The β-glucoside cellobiose has been reported to specifically repress the PrfA-dependent virulence genes hly and plcA in Listeria monocytogenes NCTC 7973. This led to the hypothesis that β-glucosides, sugars of plant origin, may act as signal molecules, preventing the expression of virulence genes if L. monocytogenes is living in its natural habitat (soil). In three other laboratory strains (EGD, L028, and 10403S), however, the effect of cellobiose was not unique, and all fermentable carbohydrates repressed hly. This suggested that the downregulation of virulence genes by β-glucosides is not a specific phenomenon but, rather, an aspect of a global regulatory mechanism of catabolite repression (CR). We assessed the effect of carbohydrates on virulence gene expression in a panel of wild-type isolates of L. monocytogenes by using the PrfA-dependent phospholipase C gene plcB as a reporter. Utilization of any fermentable sugar caused plcB repression in wild-type L. monocytogenes. However, an EGD variant was identified in which, as in NCTC 7973, plcB was only repressed by β-glucosides. Thus, the regulation of L. monocytogenes virulence genes by sugars appears to be mediated by two separate mechanisms, one presumably involving a CR pathway and another specifically responding to β-glucosides. We have identified in L. monocytogenes a 4-kb operon, bvrABC, encoding an antiterminator of the BglG family (bvrA), a β-glucoside-specific enzyme II permease component of the phosphoenolpyruvate-sugar phosphotransferase system (bvrB), and a putative ADP-ribosylglycohydrolase (bvrC). Low-stringency Southern blots showed that this locus is absent from other Listeria spp. Transcription of bvrB was induced by cellobiose and salicin but not by arbutin. Disruption of the bvr operon by replacing part of bvrAB with an interposon abolished the repression by cellobiose and salicin but not that by arbutin. Our data indicate that the bvr locus encodes a β-glucoside-specific sensor that mediates virulence gene repression upon detection of cellobiose and salicin. Bvr is the first sensory system found in L. monocytogenes that is involved in environmental regulation of virulence genes. PMID:10438775

  8. Quercetin from shallots (Allium cepa L. var. aggregatum) is more bioavailable than its glucosides.

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    Wiczkowski, Wieslaw; Romaszko, Jerzy; Bucinski, Adam; Szawara-Nowak, Dorota; Honke, Joanna; Zielinski, Henryk; Piskula, Mariusz K

    2008-05-01

    The lipophilic character of quercetin suggests that it can cross enterocyte membranes via simple diffusion. Therefore, it should be more bioavailable than its glucosides, which require preliminary hydrolysis or active transport for absorption. However, the published human studies show that quercetin is less bioavailable than its glucosides. Assuming that low bioavailability of quercetin aglycone provided to humans as a pure substance is the result of its low solubility in the digestive tract, we studied its bioavailability from dietary sources in which quercetin was dispersed in the food matrix. In a randomized crossover study, 9 volunteers took a single dose of either shallot flesh (99.2% quercetin glucosides and 0.8% quercetin aglycone) or dry shallot skin (83.3% quercetin aglycone and 16.7% quercetin glucosides), providing 1.4 mg quercetin per kg of body weight. Blood samples were collected before and after consumption of shallot preparations. Plasma quercetin was measured on HPLC with electrochemical detection after plasma enzymatic treatment. The maximum plasma quercetin concentration of 1.02 +/- 0.13 micromol/L was reached at 2.33 +/- 0.50 h after shallot flesh consumption compared with 3.95 +/- 0.62 micromol/L at 2.78 +/- 0.15 h after dry skin consumption. The area under the concentration-time curve after dry skin consumption was 47.23 +/- 7.53 micromol x h(-1) x L(-1) and was significantly higher than that after shallot flesh intake (22.23 +/- 2.32 micromol x h(-1) x L(-1)). When provided along with dietary sources, quercetin aglycone is more bioavailable than its glucosides in humans. Results point to the food matrix as a key factor. PMID:18424596

  9. Structure of iridoid synthase in complex with NADP(+)/8-oxogeranial reveals the structural basis of its substrate specificity.

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    Qin, Lili; Zhu, Yun; Ding, Zhiqiang; Zhang, Xuejiao; Ye, Sheng; Zhang, Rongguang

    2016-05-01

    Iridoid synthase (IS), as a vegetal enzyme belonging to the short-chain dehydrogenase/reductase (SDR) superfamily, produces the ring skeletons for downstream alkaloids with various pharmaceutical activities, including the commercially available antineoplastic agents, vinblastine and vincristine. Here, we present the crystal structures of IS in apo state and in complex with NADP(+)/8-oxogeranial, exhibiting an active center that lacks the classical Tyr/Lys/Ser triad spatially conserved in SDRs, with only the catalytically critical function of triad tyrosine remained in Tyr178. In consistent, mutation of Tyr178 to a phenylalanine residue significantly abolished the catalytic activity of IS. Within the substrate binding pocket, the linear-shaped 8-oxogeranial adopts an entirely extended conformation with its two aldehyde ends hydrogen-bonded to Tyr178-OH and Ser349-OH, respectively. In addition, the intermediate carbon chain of bound substrate is harbored by a well-ordered hydrophobic scaffold, involving residues Ile145, Phe149, Leu203, Met213, Phe342, Ile345 and Leu352. Mutagenesis studies showed that both Ser349 and the hydrophobic residues around are determinant to the substrate specificity and, consequently, the catalytic activity of IS. In contrast, the Gly150-Pro160 loop previously proposed as a factor involved in substrate binding might have very limited contribution, because the deletion of residues Ile151-His161 has only slight influence on the catalytic activity. We believe that the present work will help to elucidate the substrate specificity of IS and to integrate its detailed catalytic mechanism. PMID:26868105

  10. LC/MS/MS determination and pharmacokinetic study of iridoid glycosides monotropein and deacetylasperulosidic acid isomers in rat plasma after oral administration of Morinda officinalis extract.

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    Li, Chunmin; Dong, Jian; Tian, Jingchang; Deng, Zhipeng; Song, Xiujing

    2016-02-01

    Morinda officinalis is a famous traditional Chinese medicine containing iridoid glycoside compounds, such as monotropein and deacetylasperulosidic acid. The aim of the study was to develop a novel and sensitive liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) method for the simultaneous determination of the two isomeric iridoid glycosides and then evaluate their pharmacokinetic properties in rats. Selected-reaction monitoring mode was employed for quantification of two analytes in rat plasma. The calibration curves were linear over their respective concentration range with correlation coefficient >0.995 for both analytes. Precision for monotropein and deacetylasperulosidic acid ranged from 2.5 to 11.9% relative standard deviation, and the accuracy of two analytes was -2.0-3.7 and -6.4-10.7% relative error, respectively. This method was successfully applied in pharmacokinetic study after oral administration of M. officinalis extract in rats. The results provided a basis for further research on the bioactivity of M. officinalis. Copyright 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:26053360

  11. Isolation and purification of six iridoid glycosides from gardenia jasminoides fruit by medium-pressure liquid chromatography combined with macroporous resin chromatography.

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    Wang, Yun; Liu, Hui; Shen, Lifeng; Yao, Lan; Ma, Yinlian; Yu, Dingrong; Chen, Jianhong; Li, Puling; Chen, Ying; Zhang, Cun

    2015-12-01

    Gardeniae fructus is one of the most frequently used herbs in traditional Chinese medicine. In the present study, a process for the enrichment of six iridoid glycosides from Gardeniae fructus was developed using medium-pressure liquid chromatography combined with macroporous resin and reversed-phase chromatography. The purities of different fractions from Gardeniae fructus were assessed using quantitative high-performance liquid chromatography. After fractionation using HPD-100 column chromatography, a 30% ethanol fraction was selected based on high-performance liquid chromatography and liquid chromatography with mass spectrometry qualitative analysis to separate and purify. Based on the orientation analysis results, six compounds-deacetyl asperulosidic acid methyl ester, gardenoside, ixoroside, scandoside methyl ester, genipin-1-O-?-d-gentiobioside, and geniposide-were successfully isolated and purified in three to four combined steps from Gardeniae fructus. The purities of these compounds were found by high-performance liquid chromatography analysis to be 97.9, 98.1, 95.5, 96.3, 97.1, and 98.7%, respectively. Moreover, their structures were elucidated by NMR spectroscopy and liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry. The separation process was highly efficient, rapid, and accurate, making it a potential approach for the large-scale production of iridoids in the laboratory and providing several marker compounds for quality control. This procedure may be meaningful for the purification of other natural products used in traditional Chinese medicine. PMID:26768549

  12. Isolation of Luteolin and Luteolin-7-O-glucoside from Dendranthema morifolium Ramat Tzvel and Their Pharmacokinetics in Rats.

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    Lin, Lie-Chwen; Pai, Yu-Feng; Tsai, Tung-Hu

    2015-09-01

    Luteolin and luteolin-7-O-glucoside were isolated from the ethanolic extract of Dendranthema morifolium Ramat Tzvel. The structures of these analytes were identified by nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H and (13)C NMR) and mass spectrometry. Ethanolic and water extracts contained luteolin-7-O-glucoside at 4.19 and 6.56%, respectively. However, the level of luteolin was only 0.19% in the ethanolic extract, and luteolin was not detected in the water extract. To examine the pharmacokinetics and bioavailability of luteolin and luteolin-7-O-glucoside in rats, parallel studies of luteolin (10 mg/kg, iv; and 100 mg/kg, po) and luteolin-7-O-glucoside (10 mg/kg, iv; and 1 g/kg, po) were conducted. The analytes were detected by high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with a photodiode array detector. A phenyl-hexyl (150 4.6 mm iv; 5.0 ?m) column was used to separate the analytes from the biological samples. The pharmacokinetic data demonstrate that the areas under the concentration curves (AUCs) of luteolin were 261 33 and 611 89 (min ?g/mL) after luteolin administration (10 mg/kg, iv; and 100 mg/kg, po, respectively). The oral bioavailability of luteolin was 26 6%. The AUCs of luteolin-7-O-glucoside were 229 15 and 2109 350 (min ?g/mL) after administration of luteolin-7-O-glucoside (10 mg/kg, iv; and 1 g/kg, po, respectively). The oral bioavailability of luteolin-7-O-glucoside was approximately 10 2%. In the group that received luteolin-7-O-glucoside orally, a biotransformed luteolin product was detected, but this product was not detected in the group that received luteolin-7-O-glucoside intravenously. The biotransformation ratio of luteolin to luteolin-7-O-glucoside (the AUC ratio of metabolite/parent compound) was approximately 48.78 0.12%. These results demonstrate that luteolin-7-O-glucoside is primarily hydrolyzed to luteolin in the gastrointestinal tract and then absorbed into the systemic circulation. PMID:25625345

  13. Isolation of N,N-dimethyl and N-methylserotonin 5-O-β-glucosides from immature Zanthoxylum piperitum seeds.

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    Yanase, Emiko; Ohno, Masaki; Harakawa, Hironari; Nakatsuka, Shin-ichi

    2010-01-01

    Two serotonin derivatives, N,N-dimethylserotonin 5-O-β-glucoside (1a) and N-methylserotonin 5-O-β-glucoside (1b) were isolated from immature seeds of Zanthoxylum piperitum. Their structures were determined by multi-step conversion reactions and spectroscopic analyses. Immature seeds of Z. piperitum contained extremely high levels of compounds 1a and 1b of approximately 0.29% and 0.15% (w/w), respectively. PMID:20834148

  14. Exclusive accumulation of Z-isomers of monolignols and their glucosides in bark of Fagus grandifolia

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    Lewis, N. G.; Inciong, E. J.; Ohashi, H.; Towers, G. H.; Yamamoto, E.

    1988-01-01

    In addition to Z-coniferyl and Z-sinapyl alcohols, bark extracts of Fagus grandifolia also contain significant amounts of the glucosides, Z-coniferin, Z-isoconiferin (previously called faguside) and Z-syringin. The corresponding E-isomers of these glucosides do not accumulate to a detectable level. The accumulation of the Z-isomers suggests that either they are not lignin precursors or that they are reservoirs of monolignols for subsequent lignin biosynthesis; it is not possible to distinguish between these alternatives. The co-occurrence of Z-coniferin and Z-isoconiferin demonstrate that glucosylation of monolignols can occur at either the phenolic or the allylic hydroxyl groups.

  15. MAO-A inhibition profiles of some benzophenone glucosides from Gentiana verna subsp. pontica.

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    Kaya, Duygu; Jger, Anna K; Yalin, Funda N; Ersz, Tayfun

    2014-04-01

    Gentiana verna L. subsp. pontica (Soltok.) Hayek, G. pyrenaica L., and G. verna L. subsp. balcanica Pritchard from Turkey were tested for their MAO-A inhibitory effects. A photometric peroxidase linked MAO-A bioassay performed on the H20 extracts prepared from the methanolic extracts of the title plants revealed the potential effect of G. verna subsp. pontica and three benzophenone glucosides; 2,3'-dihydroxy-4-methoxy-benzophenone-6-O-beta-glucopyranoside (1), 2,4,3',4'-tetrahydroxy-benzophenone-6-O-beta-glucopyranoside (maclurin-6-O-f-glucopyranoside) (2) and 2,4,3'-trihydroxy-benzophenone-6-O-beta-glucopyranoside (3) isolated from G. verna subsp. pontica. Among the benzophenone glucosides 1 and 2 exhibited significant inhibition of MAO-A (IC50 = 31.3 +/- 4 microM and 41 +/- 4.7 microM resp.). PMID:24868869

  16. Hepatoprotective activity of twelve novel 7'-hydroxy lignan glucosides from Arctii Fructus.

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    Yang, Ya-Nan; Huang, Xiao-Ying; Feng, Zi-Ming; Jiang, Jian-Shuang; Zhang, Pei-Cheng

    2014-09-17

    Twelve novel 7'-hydroxy lignan glucosides (1-12), including two benzofuran-type neolignans, two 8-O-4' neolignans, two dibenzylbutyrolactone lignans, and six tetrahydrofuranoid lignans, together with six known lignan glucosides (13-18), were isolated from the fruit of Arctium lappa L. (Asteraceae), commonly known as Arctii Fructus. Their structures were elucidated using spectroscopy (1D and 2D NMR, MS, IR, ORD, and UV) and on the basis of chemical evidence. The absolute configurations of compounds 1-12 were confirmed using rotating frame nuclear overhauser effect spectroscopy (ROESY), the circular dichroic (CD) exciton chirality method, and Rh2(OCOCF3)4-induced CD spectrum analysis. All of the isolated compounds were tested for hepatoprotective effects against D-galactosamine-induced cytotoxicity in HL-7702 hepatic cells. Compounds 1, 2, 7-12, and 17 showed significantly stronger hepatoprotective activity than the positive control bicyclol at a concentration of 1 10(-5) M. PMID:25180661

  17. Evolution of aromatic ?-glucoside utilization by successive mutational steps in Escherichia coli.

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    Zangoui, Parisa; Vashishtha, Kartika; Mahadevan, Subramony

    2015-02-15

    The bglA gene of Escherichia coli encodes phospho-?-glucosidase A capable of hydrolyzing the plant-derived aromatic ?-glucoside arbutin. We report that the sequential accumulation of mutations in bglA can confer the ability to hydrolyze the related aromatic ?-glucosides esculin and salicin in two steps. In the first step, esculin hydrolysis is achieved through the acquisition of a four-nucleotide insertion within the promoter of the bglA gene, resulting in enhanced steady-state levels of the bglA transcript. In the second step, hydrolysis of salicin is achieved through the acquisition of a point mutation within the bglA structural gene close to the active site without the loss of the original catabolic activity against arbutin. These studies underscore the ability of microorganisms to evolve additional metabolic capabilities by mutational modification of preexisting genetic systems under selection pressure, thereby expanding their repertoire of utilizable substrates. PMID:25448815

  18. Indoline Amide Glucosides from Portulaca oleracea: Isolation, Structure, and DPPH Radical Scavenging Activity.

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    Jiao, Ze-Zhao; Yue, Su; Sun, Hong-Xiang; Jin, Tian-Yun; Wang, Hai-Na; Zhu, Rong-Xiu; Xiang, Lan

    2015-11-25

    A polyamide column chromatography method using an aqueous ammonia mobile phase was developed for large-scale accumulation of water-soluble indoline amide glucosides from a medicinal plant, Portulaca oleracea. Ten new [oleraceins H, I, K, L, N, O, P, Q, R, S (1-10)] and four known [oleraceins A-D (11-14)] indoline amide glucosides were further purified and structurally characterized by various chromatographic and spectroscopic methods. The DPPH radical scavenging activities of oleraceins K (5) and L (6), with EC50 values of 15.30 and 16.13 ?M, respectively, were twice that of a natural antioxidant, vitamin C; the EC50 values of the 12 other indoline amides, which ranged from 29.05 to 43.52 ?M, were similar to that of vitamin C. Structure-activity relationships indicated that the DPPH radical scavenging activities of these indoline amides correlate with the numbers and positions of the phenolic hydroxy groups. PMID:26562741

  19. Cyanidin-3-Glucoside Suppresses Cytokine-Induced Inflammatory Response in Human Intestinal Cells: Comparison with 5-Aminosalicylic Acid

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    Serra, Diana; Paixão, Joana; Nunes, Carla; Dinis, Teresa C. P.; Almeida, Leonor M.

    2013-01-01

    The potential use of polyphenols in the prevention and treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases has been extensively investigated although the mechanisms involved in cellular signaling need to be further elucidated. Cyanidin-3-glucoside is a typical anthocyanin of many pigmented fruits and vegetables widespread in the human diet. In the present study, the protection afforded by cyanidin-3-glucoside against cytokine-triggered inflammatory response was evaluated in the human intestinal HT-29 cell line, in comparison with 5-aminosalicylic acid, a well-established anti-inflammatory drug, used in inflammatory bowel disease. For this purpose, some key inflammatory mediators and inflammatory enzymes were examined. Our data showed that cyanidin-3-glucoside reduced cytokine-induced inflammation in intestinal cells, in terms of NO, PGE2 and IL-8 production and of iNOS and COX-2 expressions, at a much lower concentration than 5-aminosalicylic acid, suggesting a higher anti-inflammatory efficiency. Interestingly, cyanidin-3-glucoside and 5-aminosalicylic acid neither prevented IkB-α degradation nor the activation of NF-kB, but significantly reduced cytokine-induced levels of activated STAT1 accumulated in the cell nucleus. In addition, we established that phosphorylated p38 MAPK was not involved in the protective effect of cyanidin-3-glucoside or 5-aminosalicylic acid. Taking into account the high concentrations of dietary anthocyanins potentially reached in the gastrointestinal tract, cyanidin-3-glucoside may be envisaged as a promising nutraceutical giving complementary benefits in the context of inflammatory bowel disease. PMID:24039842

  20. New isopimarane diterpene and new cineole type glucoside from Nepeta prattii.

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    Hou, Zhen-Fu; Tu, Yong-Qiang; Li, Yu

    2002-04-01

    Together with sixteen known compounds, a new isopimarane diterpene (prattol) and a new cineole type glucoside were isolated from Nepeta prattii. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectral methods as isopimar-15-en-3 beta,8 beta,20-triol, and (1R, 2R, 4S)-1,8-epoxy-p-methan-2-O-beta-D-glucopyranosyl(1-->6)-beta- D-glucopyranoside. PMID:11998451

  1. Purunusides A-C, alpha-glucosidase inhibitory homoisoflavone glucosides from Prunus domestica.

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    Kosar, Shaheen; Fatima, Itrat; Mahmood, Azhar; Ahmed, Rehana; Malik, Abdul; Talib, Sumaira; Chouhdary, Muhammad Iqbal

    2009-12-01

    Purunusides A-C (1-3), new homoisoflavone glucosides together with the known compounds beta-sitosterol (4) and 6,7-methylenedioxy-8-methoxycoumarin (5) have been isolated from n-butanol and ethyl acetate soluble fractions of Prunus domestica. Their structures were assigned on the basis of spectral studies. The compounds 1-3 showed potent inhibitory activity against the enzyme alpha-glucosidase. PMID:20162398

  2. In vitro single-vessel enzymatic synthesis of novel Resvera-A glucosides.

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    Shin, Ju Yong; Pandey, Ramesh Prasad; Jung, Ha Young; Chu, Luan Luong; Park, Yong Il; Sohng, Jae Kyung

    2016-04-01

    An in vitro enzymatic glycosylation system is developed for the efficient synthesis of glucosides of 3,5-dihydroxy-N-(4-hydroxyphenyl) benzamide (resvera-A), a chemically synthesized molecule resembling resveratrol in structure. Resvera-A is a pharamacophore-based designed molecule that exhibits anti-oxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer activities. In this study, an alternative cost-effective uridine diphosphate (UDP) recycling system was established to produce UDP-α-D-glucose through a two-step enzyme-catalyzed reaction using easily available cheap sources. This UDP-α-D-glucose biosynthesis system was combined with a glycosyltransferase (YjiC, from Bacillus licheniformis)-catalyzed reaction for the synthesis of glucoside derivatives of resvera-A. The side product of the glycosylation reaction, UDP, was used as a precursor for the biosynthesis of UDP-α-D-glucose, which is used by YjiC for glycosylation, thus recycling UDP. As a result, two novel molecules, resvera-A 3-O-α-D-glucoside (42.33 mg, 2.10 mM, 0.84 mg/mL) and resvera-A 4'-O-α-D-glucoside (99.38 mg, 4.87 mM, 1.98 mg/mL), were synthesized within 4 h from 50 mL preparative scale reaction using only 0.1 mM of UDP-α-D-glucose, 100 folds lower concentration than the concentration of resvera-A (10 mM) used. Structures of both products were elucidated using liquid chromatography, mass spectroscopy, and nuclear magnetic resonance analysis. PMID:26918515

  3. Bioconversion of piceid to piceid glucoside using amylosucrase from Alteromonas macleodii deep ecotype.

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    Park, Hyunsu; Kim, Jieun; Park, Ji-Hae; Baek, Nam-In; Park, Cheon-Seok; Lee, Hee-Seob; Cha, Jaeho

    2012-12-01

    Resveratrol, or its glycoside form piceid, is a dietary antioxidant polyphenolic compound, found in grapes and red wine that has been shown to have protective effects against cardiovascular disease. However, very low water solubility of the compound may limit its application in the food and pharmaceutical industries. The amylosucrase (AMAS) of Alteromonas macleodii Deep ecotype was expressed in Escherichia coli and showed high glycosyltransferase activity to produce the glucosyl piceid when piceid was used as an acceptor. The conversion yield of piceid glucoside was 35.2%. Biotransformation using culture of the E. coli harboring the amas gene increased the yield up to 70.8%. The transfer product was purified by reverse phase chromatography and recycling preparative HPLC, and the molecular structure of the piceid glucoside was determined using NMR spectroscopy. The piceid glucoside was identified as glucosyl-alpha-(1-->4)-piceid. The solubility of glucosyl piceid was 5.26 and 1.14 times higher than those of resveratrol and piceid, respectively. It is anticipated that dietary intake of this compound is more effective by enhancing the bioavailability of resveratrol in the human body because of its hydrophilic properties in the intestinal fluid. PMID:23221533

  4. Regulation of gene expression: Cryptic ?-glucoside (bgl) operon of Escherichia coli as a paradigm

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    Harwani, Dharmesh

    2014-01-01

    Bacteria have evolved various mechanisms to extract utilizable substrates from available resources and consequently acquire fitness advantage over competitors. One of the strategies is the exploitation of cryptic cellular functions encoded by genetic systems that are silent under laboratory conditions, such as the bgl (?-glucoside) operon of E. coli. The bgl operon of Escherichia coli, involved in the uptake and utilization of aromatic ?-glucosides salicin and arbutin, is maintained in a silent state in the wild type organism by the presence of structural elements in the regulatory region. This operon can be activated by mutations that disrupt these negative elements. The fact that the silent bgl operon is retained without accumulating deleterious mutations seems paradoxical from an evolutionary view point. Although this operon appears to be silent, specific physiological conditions might be able to regulate its expression and/or the operon might be carrying out function(s) apart from the utilization of aromatic ?-glucosides. This is consistent with the observations that the activated operon confers a Growth Advantage in Stationary Phase (GASP) phenotype to Bgl+ cells and exerts its regulation on at least twelve downstream target genes. PMID:25763016

  5. Occurrence of sarmentosin and other hydroxynitrile glucosides in Parnassius (papilionidae) butterflies and their food plants.

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    Bjarnholt, Nanna; Nakonieczny, Mirosław; Kędziorski, Andrzej; Debinski, Diane M; Matter, Stephen F; Olsen, Carl Erik; Zagrobelny, Mika

    2012-05-01

    Sequestration of plant secondary metabolites is a widespread phenomenon among aposematic insects. Sarmentosin is an unsaturated γ-hydroxynitrile glucoside known from plants and some Lepidoptera. It is structurally and biosynthetically closely related to cyanogenic glucosides, which are commonly sequestered from food plants and/or de novo synthesized by lepidopteran species. Sarmentosin was found previously in Parnassius (Papilionidae) butterflies, but it was not known how the occurrence was related to food plants or whether Parnassius species could biosynthesize the compound. Here, we report on the occurrence of sarmentosin and related compounds in four different Parnassius species belonging to two different clades, as well as their known and suspected food plants. There were dramatic differences between the two clades, with P. apollo and P. smintheus from the Apollo group containing high amounts of sarmentosin, and P. clodius and P. mnemosyne from the Mnemosyne group containing low or no detectable amounts. This was reflected in the larval food plants; P. apollo and P. smintheus larvae feed on Sedum species (Crassulaceae), which all contained considerable amounts of sarmentosin, while the known food plants of the two other species, Dicentra and Corydalis (Fumariaceae), had no detectable levels of sarmentosin. All insects and plants containing sarmentosin also contained other biosynthetically related hydroxynitrile glucosides in patterns previously reported for plants, but not for insects. Not all findings could be explained by sequestration alone and we therefore hypothesize that Parnassius species are able to de novo synthesize sarmentosin. PMID:22527055

  6. Hydrolysis of aromatic ?-glucosides by non-pathogenic bacteria confers a chemical weapon against predators.

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    Sonowal, Robert; Nandimath, Krithi; Kulkarni, Sucheta S; Koushika, Sandhya P; Nanjundiah, Vidyanand; Mahadevan, S

    2013-07-01

    Bacteria present in natural environments such as soil have evolved multiple strategies to escape predation. We report that natural isolates of Enterobacteriaceae that actively hydrolyze plant-derived aromatic ?-glucosides such as salicin, arbutin and esculin, are able to avoid predation by the bacteriovorous amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum and nematodes of multiple genera belonging to the family Rhabditidae. This advantage can be observed under laboratory culture conditions as well as in the soil environment. The aglycone moiety released by the hydrolysis of ?-glucosides is toxic to predators and acts via the dopaminergic receptor Dop-1 in the case of Caenorhabditis elegans. While soil isolates of nematodes belonging to the family Rhabditidae are repelled by the aglycone, laboratory strains and natural isolates of Caenorhabditis sp. are attracted to the compound, mediated by receptors that are independent of Dop-1, leading to their death. The ?-glucosides-positive (Bgl(+)) bacteria that are otherwise non-pathogenic can obtain additional nutrients from the dead predators, thereby switching their role from prey to predator. This study also offers an evolutionary explanation for the retention by bacteria of 'cryptic' or 'silent' genetic systems such as the bgl operon. PMID:23677347

  7. Quantitative Analysis of Phenylpropanoid Glycerol Glucosides in Different Organs of Easter Lily (Lilium longiflorum Thunb.).

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    Munafo, John P; Gianfagna, Thomas J

    2015-05-20

    The Easter lily (Lilium longiflorum Thunb.) is esteemed worldwide as an attractive ornamental plant, and the flower buds and bulbs are used for both culinary and medicinal purposes in many parts of the world. L. longiflorum contains significant amounts of phenylpropanoid glycerol glucosides, a group of compounds that may contribute to plant pathogen defense, ultraviolet/high-intensity visible light (UV/high light) protection, and the purported medicinal uses of lilies. To define the natural distribution of these compounds within the plant, a liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) method performed in selected ion monitoring (SIM) mode was employed for the quantitative analysis of five phenylpropanoid glycerol glucosides, namely, (2S)-1-O-caffeoyl-2-O-β-D-glucopyranosylglycerol, 1; (2R)-1-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-2-O-p-coumaroylglycerol, 2; (2S)-1-O-p-coumaroyl-2-O-β-D-glucopyranosylglycerol, 3; (2S)-1-O-caffeoyl-2-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-3-O-acetylglycerol, 4; and (2S)-1-O-p-coumaroyl-2-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-3-O-acetylglycerol, 5, in the different organs of L. longiflorum. The p-coumaroyl-based 3 and its acetylated derivative 5 were determined to be the most abundant of the phenylpropanoid glycerol glucosides found in Easter lily bulbs, at 776.3 ± 8.4 and 650.7 ± 32.6 μg/g dry weight, respectively. The acetylated p-coumaroyl- and caffeoyl-based derivatives, 5 and 4, accumulated to the highest concentration in the closed flower buds, at 4925.2 ± 512.8 and 3216.8 ± 406.4 μg/g dry weight, respectively. Compound 4, followed by 5 and 1, proved to be the most abundant in the mature flowers, occurring at 6006.2 ± 625.8, 2160.3 ± 556.5, and 1535.8 ± 174.1 μg/g dry weight, respectively. Total concentrations of the phenylpropanoid glycerol glucosides were 10-100-fold higher in the above-ground plant organs as compared to the bulbs and fleshy roots. Two of the five compounds, 1 and 2, were identified in L. longiflorum for the first time. The quantitative analysis of phenylpropanoid glycerol glucosides in the different plant organs of L. longiflorum will establish the direction of investigations aimed at defining how these compounds function in the physiology and chemical ecology of the plant and also as a starting point for determining their possible effects on human health, which has not been investigated. PMID:25905571

  8. [Pharmacokinetics of loganin, ferulic acid and stilbene glucoside in Bushen Tongluo formula in vivo].

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    Liu, Xiang-dan; Huang, Pan; Lu, Yue-hua; Ma, Ming; Zhou, Ri-bao; Yuan, Lin-xiang; Peng, Xin-jun

    2015-06-01

    To study the pharmacokinetics characteristic of loganin, ferulic acid and stilbene glucoside in rat plasma after oral administration of Bushen Tongluo formula. The plasma samples were treated by using liquid-liquid extraction technique, the concentrations were determined by HPLC-UV. Johnson spherigel C18 column (4.6 mm x 250 mm, 5 ?m) was adopted and eluted with the of mobile phase of methanol-water containing 0.01% glacial acetic acid in a gradient mode, with the flow rate at 1.0 mL x min(-1), column temperature at 30 degrees C and injection volume of 10 ?L. According to the findings, loganin was determined at 235 nm, ferulic acid and stilbene glucoside were determined at 320 nm, with the sample size of 10 ?L. The pharmacokinetic parameters of loganin, ferulic acid and stilbene glucoside were calculated by DAS 2. 0 software as follows: C(max) was (0.369 0.042), (0.387 0.071), (0.233 0.044) mg x L(-1); t(max) was (0.226 0.022), (0.282 0.031), (0.233 0.044) h; t(?) was (6.89 0.20), (10.73 0.11), (6.93 0.09) h; AUC(0-?) was (1.91 0.36), (3.22 0.52), (1.52 0.33) mg x h x L(-1); AUCO(0-t) was (1.62 0.33), (2.58 0.43), (1.30 0.30) mg x h x L(-1); CL was (20.2 4.0), (1.39 0.23), (31.7 6.9) L x h(-1) x kg(-1), respectively. The results showed that after the oral administration with Bushen Tongluo formula, loganin, ferulic acid and stilbene glucoside showed concentration-time curves in conformity with the two compartment model, with a rapid absorption, loganin and stilbene glucoside was excreted at a moderate speed, and ferulic acid was excreted slowly (but with the highest bioavailability). Bushen Tongluo formula can main maintain plasma concentration with three administrations everyday and so is suitable to be made into common oral preparation. PMID:26591537

  9. Enzymatic synthesis of stable, odorless, and powdered furanone glucosides by sucrose phosphorylase.

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    Kitao, S; Matsudo, T; Sasaki, T; Koga, T; Kawamura, M

    2000-01-01

    Sucrose phosphorylase from Leuconostoc mesenteroides catalyzed transglucosylation from sucrose to 4-hydroxy-3(2H)-furanone derivatives. When 4-hydroxy-2,5-dimethyl-3(2H)-furanone (HDMF) and 2-ethyl-4-hydroxy-5-methyl-3(2H)-furanone or 5-ethyl-4-hydroxy-2-methyl-3(2H)-furanone (EHMF) were used as acceptors, their transfer ratios were more than 45%. In the case of glucosylation of HDMF, the major transfer product was identified as 2,5-dimethyl-3(2H)-furanone 4-O-alpha-D-glucopyranoside (DMF-G). In the case of glucosylation of EHMF, two major transfer products were obtained, and their structures were identified as 2-ethyl-5-methyl-3(2H)-furanone 4-O-alpha-D-glucopyranoside (2E5MF-G) and 5-ethyl-2-methyl-3(2H)-furanone 4-O-alpha-D-glucopyranoside (5E2MF-G) on the bases of spectrometric investigations. These glucosides were more stable than each aglycone. The glucosylated HDMF, DMF-G, was an odorless chemical, on the other hand, HDMF had a pineapple flavor. The glucosylated EHMF (EMF-G) were white odorless powders, though aglycone EHMF was a pale yellow syrup like a caramel with an intense sweet odor. Although DMF-G and EMF-G showed little radical-scavenging activity, hydrolyzates of these glucosides by an intestinal acetone powder from pigs had antioxidative activity as well as their aglycones. It was suggested that these glucosides improved some physical properties and may become prodrugs by glucosylation. PMID:10705458

  10. Total glucosides of peony attenuates experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in C57BL/6 mice.

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    Huang, Qiling; Ma, Xiaomeng; Zhu, Dong Liang; Chen, Li; Jiang, Ying; Zhou, Linli; Cen, Lei; Pi, Rongbiao; Chen, Xiaohong

    2015-07-15

    Total glucosides of peony (TGP), an active compound extracted from the roots of Paeonia lactiflora Pall, has wide pharmacological effects on nervous system. Here we examined the effects of TGP on experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an established model of multiple sclerosis (MS). The results showed that TGP can reduce the severity and progression of EAE in C57 BL/6 mice. In addition, TGP also down-regulated the Th1/Th17 inflammatory response and prevented the reduced expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factor and 2',3'-cyclic nucleotide 3'-phosphodiesterase of EAE. These findings suggest that TGP could be a potential therapeutic agent for MS. PMID:26025060

  11. A novel 10-hydroxycamptothecin-glucoside from the fruit of Camptotheca acuminata.

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    Guo, Qun; Yuan, Qiaoyu

    2016-05-01

    Glycosides were isolated from the fruit of Camptotheca acuminata and identified using NMR, MS, UV and IR spectrometries. 10-O-(1-?-D-glycosyl) camptothecin (1) was identified for the first time in a natural material. In addition, compounds 2-4 were firstly reported from the fruits of C. acuminata and indentified as syringaresinol-4, 4'-O-bis-?-D-glucoside (2), hyperoside (3) and pumiloside (4), respectively. Two known compounds, vincoside-lactam (5) and strictosidinic acid (6), were also obtained. PMID:26609763

  12. A new diterpenoid glucoside and two new diterpenoids from the fruit of Vitex agnus-castus.

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    Ono, Masateru; Eguchi, Keisuke; Konoshita, Masatarou; Furusawa, Chisato; Sakamoto, Junich; Yasuda, Shin; Ikeda, Tsuyoshi; Okawa, Masafumi; Kinjo, Junei; Yoshimitsu, Hitoshi; Nohara, Toshihiro

    2011-01-01

    A new labdane-type diterpenoid glucoside and two new labdane-type diterpenoids were isolated from the fruit (chasteberry) of Vitex agnus-castus L. (Verbenaceae) along with 14 known compounds comprising seven labdane-type diterpenoids, one halimane-type diterpenoid, two oleanane-type triterpenoids, two ursane-type triterpenoids, one aromadendrane-type sesquiterpenoid, and one flavonoid. Their structures were characterized on the basis of spectroscopic data as well as chemical evidence. Furthermore, the antioxidative activities of the flavonoid were evaluated using five different analyses. PMID:21372425

  13. Deaminated UV filter 3-hydroxykynurenine O-beta-D-glucoside is found in cataractous human lenses.

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    Snytnikova, Olga A; Fursova, Anjella Zh; Chernyak, Elena I; Vasiliev, Vladimir G; Morozov, Sergey V; Kolosova, Nataliya G; Tsentalovich, Yuri P

    2008-06-01

    Analysis of UV filter levels in 48 cataractous human lenses was performed with the use of HPLC. A new chromophore with the absorption maximum at 410nm and molecular mass of 369Da was detected and assigned as deaminated 3-hydroxykynurenine O-beta-D-glucoside (3OHCKAG). Cataractous lenses are characterized by the wide range of the UV filter concentrations and remarkably lower levels of UV filters and glutathione than published for the normal lenses. No correlation between the lens age and the level of UV filters has been found in cataractous lenses. PMID:18436210

  14. Antioxidant neolignan and phenolic glucosides from the fruit of Euterpe oleracea.

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    Hu, Jian; Zhao, Jianping; Khan, Shabana I; Liu, Qiang; Liu, Yang; Ali, Zulfiqar; Li, Xing-Cong; Zhang, Shui-han; Cai, Xiong; Huang, Hui-yong; Wang, Wei; Khan, Ikhlas A

    2014-12-01

    Three new glucosides, namely, (-)-7R8S-7',8'-dihydroxy-dihydrodehydroconiferyl alcohol-9-O-?-D-glucopyranoside (1), (+)-7S8R-7',8'-dihydroxy-dihydrodehydroconiferyl alcohol-9-O-?-D-glucopyranoside (2) and 4-hydroxy-2-methoxyphenyl 1-O-[6-(hydrogen 3-hydroxy-3-methylpentanedioate)]-?-D-glucopyranoside (3), along with 6 known compounds were isolated from the fruit of Euterpe oleracea Mart. Their structures were elucidated based on spectroscopic analyses including NMR, HR-ESI-MS and CD. All the isolated compounds demonstrated significant antioxidant activity and 2 displayed moderate cytotoxicity against HL-60 cells. PMID:25284430

  15. Micelles of 1-alkyl glucoside and maltoside: Anomeric effects on structure and induced chirality

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    Focher, B.; Savelli, G.; Torri, G.; Vecchio, G.; McKenzie, D. C.; Nicoli, D. F.; Bunton, C. A.

    1989-06-01

    Structures formed by self-assembly of ?- and ?-1- n-octyl-D-glucopyranoside and ?-1- n-dodecyl-D-maltoside in water depend upon the configuration at the anomeric center. The ?-anomers form aggregates of size comparable to normal ionic micelles, while the ?-glucoside is sparingly soluble in water and forms very large, nonspherical assemblies. This contrasting behavior suggests that the head group configuration controls its orientation to the apolar residue and, consequently, the packing of monomers in self-assemblies.The ?-anome the latter is evidence of its strong interaction with micellized ?-maltoside.

  16. On the masked mycotoxin zearalenone-14-glucoside. Does the mask truly hide?

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    Dellafiora, Luca; Perotti, Alessio; Galaverna, Gianni; Buschini, Annamaria; Dall'Asta, Chiara

    2016-03-01

    In the matter of foodborne mycotoxins, beside a number of regulated compounds, regulations are totally missing for phase-II plant metabolites - the toxicological knowledge of which is still in its infancy. Currently, zearalenone-14-glucoside is in the pipeline and its toxicological role is under a glowing scientific debate. In our work it clearly showed high toxicological concerns as it is prone to conversion to well-known toxic compounds (i.e. zearalenone and both zearalenol isomers) when exposed to breast cancer cells culture. The need of future risk assessment studies has been pointed out accordingly. PMID:26792714

  17. Specific accumulation and revised structures of acridone alkaloid glucosides in the tips of transformed roots of Ruta graveolens.

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    Kuzovkina, Inna; Al'terman, Irina; Schneider, Bernd

    2004-04-01

    The root tips of Ruta graveolens (common rue) show strong autofluorescence of acridone alkaloids, which are characteristic secondary metabolites of this plant. To study the specific distribution and accumulation of acridone alkaloids in various root segments of Ruta graveolens, root material was harvested from genetically transformed root cultures and extracts were investigated by chromatographic techniques and HPLC-(1)H NMR spectroscopy. The cells of the elongation and differentiation zones contained acridone glucosides and large amounts of acridone alkaloids, mainly rutacridone. Gravacridondiol glucoside was identified as the dominant secondary compound of the root tips and its structure revised by means of spectroscopic methods. In addition, minor acridones, including the structurally revised gravacridontriol glucoside and unknown natural products, were found in the root tip. PMID:15110689

  18. Production of unnatural glucosides of curcumin with drastically enhanced water solubility by cell suspension cultures of Catharanthus roseus.

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    Kaminaga, Yasuhisa; Nagatsu, Akito; Akiyama, Takumi; Sugimoto, Naoki; Yamazaki, Takeshi; Maitani, Tamio; Mizukami, Hajime

    2003-12-01

    Catharanthus roseus cell suspension cultures converted exogenously supplied curcumin to a series of glucosides, none of which has been found in nature so far. The efficiency of glucosylation was dependent on culture stage of the cells and medium sucrose concentration. Methyl jasmonate and salicylic acid enhanced the glucoside formation only when they were added to the cultures prior to the addition of curcumin. The glucoside yield was 2.5 micromol/g fresh weight of the cells at an optimal culture condition. The water solubility of curcumin-4',4"-O-beta-D-digentiobioside was 0.65 mmol/ml, which was 20 million-fold higher than that of curcumin. PMID:14644434

  19. Novel Indole-N-glucoside, TA-1887 As a Sodium Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitor for Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

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    2013-01-01

    Inhibition of the renal sodium glucose cotransporter (SGLT) increases urinary glucose excretion (UGE) and thus reduces blood glucose levels during hyperglycemia. To explore the potential of new antihyperglycemic agents, we synthesized and determined the human SGLT2 (hSGLT2) inhibitory potential of novel substituted 3-benzylindole-N-glucosides 6. Optimization of 6 resulted in the discovery of 3-(4-cyclopropylbenzyl)-4-fluoroindole-N-glucoside 6a-4 (TA-1887), a highly potent and selective hSGLT2 inhibitor, with pronounced antihyperglycemic effects in high-fat diet-fed KK (HF-KK) mice. Our results suggest the potential of indole-N-glucosides as novel antihyperglycemic agents through inhibition of renal SGLT2. PMID:24900773

  20. Novel Indole-N-glucoside, TA-1887 As a Sodium Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitor for Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes.

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    Nomura, Sumihiro; Yamamoto, Yasuo; Matsumura, Yosuke; Ohba, Kiyomi; Sakamaki, Shigeki; Kimata, Hirotaka; Nakayama, Keiko; Kuriyama, Chiaki; Matsushita, Yasuaki; Ueta, Kiichiro; Tsuda-Tsukimoto, Minoru

    2014-01-01

    Inhibition of the renal sodium glucose cotransporter (SGLT) increases urinary glucose excretion (UGE) and thus reduces blood glucose levels during hyperglycemia. To explore the potential of new antihyperglycemic agents, we synthesized and determined the human SGLT2 (hSGLT2) inhibitory potential of novel substituted 3-benzylindole-N-glucosides 6. Optimization of 6 resulted in the discovery of 3-(4-cyclopropylbenzyl)-4-fluoroindole-N-glucoside 6a-4 (TA-1887), a highly potent and selective hSGLT2 inhibitor, with pronounced antihyperglycemic effects in high-fat diet-fed KK (HF-KK) mice. Our results suggest the potential of indole-N-glucosides as novel antihyperglycemic agents through inhibition of renal SGLT2. PMID:24900773

  1. A novel type of highly effective nonionic gemini alkyl O-glucoside surfactants: a versatile strategy of design.

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    Liu, Songbai; Sang, Ruocheng; Hong, Shan; Cai, Yujing; Wang, Hua

    2013-07-01

    A novel type of highly effective gemini alkyl glucosides has been rationally designed and synthesized. The gemini surfactants have been readily prepared by glycosylation of the gemini alkyl chains that are synthesized with regioselective ring-opening of ethylene glycol epoxides by the alkyl alcohols. The new gemini alkyl glucosides exhibit significantly better surface activity than the known results. Then rheological, DLS, and TEM studies have revealed the intriguing self-assembly behavior of the novel gemini surfactants. This study has proved the effectiveness of the design of gemini alkyl glucosides which is modular, extendable, and synthetically simple. The new gemini surfactants have great potential as nano carriers in drug and gene delivery. PMID:23806002

  2. Synthesis of 1,2-cis-2-C-branched aryl-C-glucosides via desulfurization of carbohydrate based hemithioacetals

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    Mebrahtu, Fanuel M; Manana, Mandlenkosi M; Madumo, Kagiso; Sokamisa, Mokela S

    2015-01-01

    Summary 1-C and 2-C-branched carbohydrates are present as substructures in a number of biologically important compounds. Although the synthesis of such carbohydrate derivatives is extensively studied, the synthesis of 1,2-cis-2-C-branched C-, S-, and N-glycosides is less explored. In this article a synthetic strategy for the synthesis of 1,2-cis-2-C-branched-aryl-C-glucosides is reported via a hydrogenolytic desulfurization of suitably orientated carbohydrate based hemithioacetals. 1,2-cis-2-Hydroxymethyl and 2-carbaldehyde of aryl-C-glucosides have been synthesized using the current strategy in very good yields. The 2-carbaldehyde-aryl-C-glucosides have been identified as suitable substrates for the stereospecific preparation of 2,3-unsaturated-aryl-C-glycosides (Ferrier products). PMID:26124859

  3. Genetic Screening Identifies Cyanogenesis-Deficient Mutants of Lotus japonicus and Reveals Enzymatic Specificity in Hydroxynitrile Glucoside Metabolism[W][OA

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    Takos, Adam; Lai, Daniela; Mikkelsen, Lisbeth; Abou Hachem, Maher; Shelton, Dale; Motawia, Mohammed Saddik; Olsen, Carl Erik; Wang, Trevor L.; Martin, Cathie; Rook, Fred

    2010-01-01

    Cyanogenesis, the release of hydrogen cyanide from damaged plant tissues, involves the enzymatic degradation of amino acidderived cyanogenic glucosides (?-hydroxynitrile glucosides) by specific ?-glucosidases. Release of cyanide functions as a defense mechanism against generalist herbivores. We developed a high-throughput screening method and used it to identify cyanogenesis deficient (cyd) mutants in the model legume Lotus japonicus. Mutants in both biosynthesis and catabolism of cyanogenic glucosides were isolated and classified following metabolic profiling of cyanogenic glucoside content. L. japonicus produces two cyanogenic glucosides: linamarin (derived from Val) and lotaustralin (derived from Ile). Their biosynthesis may involve the same set of enzymes for both amino acid precursors. However, in one class of mutants, accumulation of lotaustralin and linamarin was uncoupled. Catabolic mutants could be placed in two complementation groups, one of which, cyd2, encoded the ?-glucosidase BGD2. Despite the identification of nine independent cyd2 alleles, no mutants involving the gene encoding a closely related ?-glucosidase, BGD4, were identified. This indicated that BGD4 plays no role in cyanogenesis in L. japonicus in vivo. Biochemical analysis confirmed that BGD4 cannot hydrolyze linamarin or lotaustralin and in L. japonicus is specific for breakdown of related hydroxynitrile glucosides, such as rhodiocyanoside A. By contrast, BGD2 can hydrolyze both cyanogenic glucosides and rhodiocyanosides. Our genetic analysis demonstrated specificity in the catabolic pathways for hydroxynitrile glucosides and implied specificity in their biosynthetic pathways as well. In addition, it has provided important tools for elucidating and potentially modifying cyanogenesis pathways in plants. PMID:20453117

  4. Factors affecting the specificity of beta-glucosidase from Fusarium oxysporum in enzymatic synthesis of alkyl-beta-D-glucosides.

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    Makropoulou, M; Christakopoulos, P; Tsitsimpikou, C; Kekos, D; Kolisis, F N; Macris, B J

    1998-04-01

    Fusarium oxysporum beta-glucosidase has been used to catalyze the production of alkyl-beta-D-glucosides from various disaccharides, based on the transglucosylation reaction, in the presence of primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols as glucosyl acceptors. Primary alcohols were found to be the best acceptors. The influence of the glucosyl donor concentration, as well as the enzyme specificity towards the cleaved glucosidic bond and the aglucone part of the donor, have also been investigated. The enzyme does not exhibit regiospecificity and seems to be unspecific towards the aglucone part. The specificity of the beta linkage has been confirmed by proton nuclear magnetic resonance (1H NMR) analysis. PMID:9585887

  5. Effects on Liver Lipid Metabolism of the Naturally Occurring Dietary Flavone Luteolin-7-glucoside

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    Sá, Carla; Oliveira, Ana Rita; Machado, Cátia; Azevedo, Marisa; Pereira-Wilson, Cristina

    2015-01-01

    Disruptions in whole-body lipid metabolism can lead to the onset of several pathologies such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). The present study aimed at elucidating the molecular mechanisms behind the lipid-lowering effects of the flavone luteolin-7-glucoside (L7G) which we previously showed to improve plasma lipid profile in rats. L7G is abundant in plant foods of Mediterranean diet such as aromatic plants used as herbs. Results show that dietary supplementation with L7G for one week induced the expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha (PPAR-α) and of its target gene carnitine palmitoyl transferase 1 (CPT-1) in rat liver. L7G showed a tendency to decrease the hepatic expression of sterol regulatory element-binding protein-1 (SREBP-1), without affecting fatty acid synthase (FAS) protein levels. Although SREBP-2 and LDLr mRNA levels did not change, the expression of HMG CoA reductase (HMGCR) was significantly repressed by L7G. L7G also inhibited this enzyme's in vitro activity in a dose dependent manner, but only at high and not physiologically relevant concentrations. These results add new evidence that the flavone luteolin-7-glucoside may help in preventing metabolic diseases and clarify the mechanisms underlying the beneficial health effects of diets rich in fruits and vegetables. PMID:26113868

  6. Novel quercetin-3-O-glucoside eicosapentaenoic acid ester ameliorates inflammation and hyperlipidemia.

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    Sekhon-Loodu, Satvir; Ziaullah, Ziaullah; Rupasinghe, H P Vasantha; Wang, Yanwen; Kulka, Marianna; Shahidi, Fereidoon

    2015-08-01

    Quercetin, a major flavonol, present abundantly in apples and onions, is widely studied for ameliorating metabolic syndrome abnormalities. However, quercetin is mainly present in plant food in the form of quercetin glycosides and has been reported for poor gastrointestinal absorption. The present study was designed with the purpose of imparting a lipophilic property to quercetin-3-O-glucoside (QG) by its acylation with eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and to study the influence of eicosapentaenoic acid ester of quercetin-3-O-glucoside (QE) on hyperlipidemia and inflammation in vivo and in vitro. QE was more effective in reducing the production of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-?), prostaglandin 2 (PGE2), cyclo-oxygenase (COX)-2 levels and nuclear expression of nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-?B) compared to the parent compounds (QG and EPA) and commercial drugs, after lipopolysaccharides (LPS) induced inflammation in THP-1 derived macrophages. Serum high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol was significantly higher and hepatic total cholesterol concentration was lower in the rats fed high-fat diet supplemented with QE, compared to the high-fat diet with inflammation (HFL). The serum concentrations of C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin (IL)-6, and interferon-gamma (IFN-?) were significantly lower in QE treatment group than HFL group. EPA conjugated flavonol, QE, had significant anti-inflammatory and hypolipidemic properties and may be effective for the treatment of obesity-related disorders. PMID:26165697

  7. Transport and bioactivity of cyanidin 3-glucoside into the vascular endothelium.

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    Ziberna, Lovro; Tramer, Federica; Moze, Spela; Vrhovsek, Urska; Mattivi, Fulvio; Passamonti, Sabina

    2012-05-01

    Flavonoids are dietary components involved in decreasing oxidative stress in the vascular endothelium and thus the risk of endothelial dysfunction. However, their very low concentrations in plasma place this role in doubt. Thus, a relationship between the effective intracellular concentration of flavonoids and their bioactivity needs to be assessed. This study examined the uptake of physiological concentrations of cyanidin 3-glucoside, a widespread dietary flavonoid, into human vascular endothelial cells. Furthermore, the involvement of the membrane transporter bilitranslocase (TC No. 2.A.65.1.1) as the key underlying molecular mechanism for membrane transport was investigated by using purified anti-sequence antibodies binding at the extracellular domain of the protein. The experimental observations were carried out in isolated plasma membrane vesicles and intact endothelial cells from human endothelial cells (EA.hy926) and on an ischemia-reperfusion model in isolated rat hearts. Cyanidin 3-glucoside was transported via bilitranslocase into endothelial cells, where it acted as a powerful intracellular antioxidant and a cardioprotective agent in the reperfusion phase after ischemia. These findings suggest that dietary flavonoids, despite their limited oral bioavailability and very low postabsorption plasma concentrations, may provide protection against oxidative stress-based cardiovascular diseases. Bilitranslocase, by mediating the cellular uptake of some flavonoids, is thus a key factor in their protective activity on endothelial function. PMID:22387282

  8. Cyanidin-3-glucoside Inhibits ATP-induced Intracellular Free Ca2+ Concentration, ROS Formation and Mitochondrial Depolarization in PC12 Cells

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    Perveen, Shazia; Yang, Ji Seon; Ha, Tae Joung

    2014-01-01

    Flavonoids have an ability to suppress various ion channels. We determined whether one of flavonoids, cyanidin-3-glucoside, affects adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP)-induced calcium signaling using digital imaging methods for intracellular free Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i), reactive oxygen species (ROS) and mitochondrial membrane potential in PC12 cells. Treatment with ATP (100M) for 90 sec induced [Ca2+]i increases in PC12 cells. Pretreatment with cyanidin-3-glucoside (1 g/ml to 100g/ml) for 30 min inhibited the ATP-induced [Ca2+]i increases in a concentration-dependent manner (IC50=15.3g/ml). Pretreatment with cyanidin-3-glucoside (15g/ml) for 30 min significantly inhibited the ATP-induced [Ca2+]i responses following removal of extracellular Ca2+ or depletion of intracellular [Ca2+]i stores. Cyanidin-3-glucoside also significantly inhibited the relatively specific P2X2 receptor agonist 2-MeSATP-induced [Ca2+]i responses. Cyanidin-3-glucoside significantly inhibited the thapsigargin or ATP-induced store-operated calcium entry. Cyanidin-3-glucoside significantly inhibited the ATP-induced [Ca2+]i responses in the presence of nimodipine and ?-conotoxin. Cyanidin-3-glucoside also significantly inhibited KCl (50 mM)-induced [Ca2+]i increases. Cyanidin-3-glucoside significantly inhibited ATP-induced mitochondrial depolarization. The intracellular Ca2+ chelator BAPTA-AM or the mitochondrial Ca2+ uniporter inhibitor RU360 blocked the ATP-induced mitochondrial depolarization in the presence of cyanidin-3-glucoside. Cyanidin-3-glucoside blocked ATP-induced formation of ROS. BAPTA-AM further decreased the formation of ROS in the presence of cyanidin-3-glucoside. All these results suggest that cyanidin-3-glucoside inhibits ATP-induced calcium signaling in PC12 cells by inhibiting multiple pathways which are the influx of extracellular Ca2+ through the nimodipine and ?-conotoxin-sensitive and -insensitive pathways and the release of Ca2+ from intracellular stores. In addition, cyanidin-3-glucoside inhibits ATP-induced formation of ROS by inhibiting Ca2+-induced mitochondrial depolarization. PMID:25177161

  9. Synthesis and biological evaluation of novel dioxa-bicycle C-aryl glucosides as SGLT2 inhibitors.

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    Yan, Qi; Ding, Ning; Li, Yingxia

    2016-02-01

    A series of novel C-aryl glucosides containing dioxa-bicycle were synthesized and evaluated for inhibition activity against hSGLT2. Among the compounds tested, compound 6a showed moderate SGLT2 inhibition activities at 700 nM. The results could benefit the discovery of new SGLT2 inhibitors. PMID:26735747

  10. A family 3 glycosyl hydrolase of Dickeya dadantii 3937 is involved in the cleavage of aromatic glucosides.

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    Charaoui-Boukerzaza, Sana; Hugouvieux-Cotte-Pattat, Nicole

    2013-11-01

    Dickeya dadantii is a phytopathogenic bacterium secreting a large array of plant-cell-wall-degrading enzymes that participate in the infection and maceration of the host plant tissue. Sequencing of the D. dadantii 3937 genome predicted several genes encoding potential glycosidases. One of these genes, bgxA, encodes a protein classified in family 3 of glycosyl hydrolases. Inactivation of bgxA and the use of a gene fusion revealed that this gene is not essential for D. dadantii pathogenicity but that it is expressed during plant infection. The bgxA expression is induced in the presence of glycosidic or non-glycosidic aromatic compounds, notably ferulic acid, cinnamic acid, vanillic acid and salicin. The BgxA enzyme has a principal ?-d-glucopyranosidase activity and a secondary ?-d-xylopyranosidase activity (ratio 70?:?1). This enzyme activity is inhibited by different aromatic glycosides or phenolic compounds, in particular salicin, arbutin, ferulic acid and vanillic acid. Together, the induction effects and the enzyme inhibition suggest that BgxA is mostly involved in the cleavage of aromatic ?-glucosides. There is evidence of functional redundancy in the D. dadantii ?-glucoside assimilation pathway. In contrast to other ?-glucoside assimilation systems, involving cytoplasmic phospho-?-glucosidases, the cleavage of aromatic glucosides in the periplasmic space by BgxA may avoid the release of a toxic phenolic aglycone into the cytoplasm while still allowing for catabolism of the glucose moiety. PMID:24002750

  11. A comparative analysis of the photo-protective effects of soy isoflavones in their aglycone and glucoside forms.

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    Iovine, Barbara; Iannella, Maria Luigia; Gasparri, Franco; Giannini, Valentina; Monfrecola, Giuseppe; Bevilacqua, Maria Assunta

    2012-01-01

    Isoflavones exist in nature predominantly as glucosides such as daidzin or genistin and are rarely found in their corresponding aglycone forms daidzein and genistein. The metabolism and absorption of isoflavones ingested with food is well documented, but little is known about their use as topical photo-protective agents. The aim of this study was to investigate in a comparative analysis the photo-protective effects of isoflavones in both their aglycone and glucoside forms. In human skin fibroblasts irradiated with 60 mJ/cm2 ultraviolet B (UVB), we measured the expression levels of COX-2 and Gadd45, which are involved in inflammation and DNA repair, respectively. We also determined the cellular response to UVB-induced DNA damage using the comet assay. Our findings suggest that both the isoflavone glucosides at a specific concentration and combination with an aglycone mixture exerted an anti-inflammatory and photo-protective effect that prevented 41% and 71% of UVB-induced DNA damage, respectively. The advantages of using either isoflavone glucosides or an aglycone mixture in applications in the field of dermatology will depend on their properties and their different potential uses. PMID:23211668

  12. Clarification of Reconstituted Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate by Continuous Flow Centrifugation for Limonin Glucoside Solid Phase Extraction

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    The clarification of reconstituted frozen orange juice concentrate by continuous-flow centrifugation in preparation to being applied to a solid phase extraction column for the isolation of limonin glucoside has been evaluated. Clarification experiments spanning over three different flow rates (325,...

  13. A UDP-glucosyltransferase functions in both acylphloroglucinol glucoside and anthocyanin biosynthesis in strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa).

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    Song, Chuankui; Zhao, Shuai; Hong, Xiaotong; Liu, Jingyi; Schulenburg, Katja; Schwab, Wilfried

    2016-03-01

    Physiologically active acylphloroglucinol (APG) glucosides were recently found in strawberry (Fragaria sp.) fruit. Although the formation of the APG aglycones has been clarified, little is known about APG glycosylation in plants. In this study we functionally characterized ripening-related glucosyltransferase genes in Fragaria by comprehensive biochemical analyses of the encoded proteins and by a RNA interference (RNAi) approach in vivo. The allelic proteins UGT71K3a/b catalyzed the glucosylation of diverse hydroxycoumarins, naphthols and flavonoids as well as phloroglucinols, enzymatically synthesized APG aglycones and pelargonidin. Total enzymatic synthesis of APG glucosides was achieved by co-incubation of recombinant dual functional chalcone/valerophenone synthase and UGT71K3 proteins with essential coenzyme A esters and UDP-glucose. An APG glucoside was identified in strawberry fruit which has not yet been reported in other plants. Suppression of UGT71K3 activity in transient RNAi-silenced fruits led to a loss of pigmentation and a substantial decrease of the levels of various APG glucosides and an anthocyanin. Metabolite analyses of transgenic fruits confirmed UGT71K3 as a UDP-glucose:APG glucosyltransferase in planta. These results provide the foundation for the breeding of fruits with improved health benefits and for the biotechnological production of bioactive natural products. PMID:26859691

  14. Absorption of toxic beta-glucosides produced by plants and their effect on tissue trehalases from insects.

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    Silva, Maria C P; Terra, Walter R; Ferreira, Cllia

    2006-03-01

    Trehalases present in body wall, Malpighian tubules, fat body, midgut and haemolymph from Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera), Musca domestica (Diptera), Spodoptera frugiperda and Diatraea saccharalis (Lepidoptera) were assayed in the presence and absence of toxic beta-glucosides produced by plants or their aglycones. The glucosides used were phlorizin, amygdalin, prunasin and the aglycone mandelonitrile. In addition, T. molitor and S. frugiperda trehalases were assayed with and without esculin. More than 60% of total trehalase activity was found in the midgut of these insects. As a rule, trehalases present in each insect were inhibited by at least two of the glucosides. Prunasin was the best inhibitor in tissues with highest trehalase activity. S. frugiperda beta-glucosidases were not able to hydrolyze esculin. Nevertheless, their larval midguts absorb the intact glucoside that is recovered from the fat body, Malpighian tubules and mainly from haemolymph. Mature larvae fed on a diet containing 3 mM (0.1%) esculin have 0.2 mM esculin in their haemolymph, and weigh 60% of control larvae. In vitro, haemolymph trehalase activity is abolished by 0.5 mM esculin. This inhibition may play a role in the decrease of body weight and in animal survival. S. frugiperda larvae reared in 0.1% amygdalin-containing diet present higher trehalase activity in tissues than the larvae reared in 0.1% esculin-containing diet. Higher trehalase activity should be the reason why the S. frugiperda development is not impaired by 1% dietary amygdalin, in contrast to what is observed when insects are reared in 0.1% esculin. The data suggest that many plant beta-glucosides are toxic because they inhibit trehalase, a key enzyme controlling glucose availability in insects. PMID:16458033

  15. Helicobacter pylori Cholesteryl α-Glucosides Contribute to Its Pathogenicity and Immune Response by Natural Killer T Cells

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    Ito, Yuki; Vela, Jose Luis; Matsumura, Fumiko; Hoshino, Hitomi; Tyznik, Aaron; Lee, Heeseob; Girardi, Enrico; Zajonc, Dirk M.; Liddington, Robert; Kobayashi, Motohiro; Bao, Xingfeng; Bugaytsova, Jeanna; Borén, Thomas; Jin, Rongsheng; Zong, Yinong; Seeberger, Peter H.; Nakayama, Jun; Kronenberg, Mitchell; Fukuda, Minoru

    2013-01-01

    Approximately 10–15% of individuals infected with Helicobacter pylori will develop ulcer disease (gastric or duodenal ulcer), while most people infected with H. pylori will be asymptomatic. The majority of infected individuals remain asymptomatic partly due to the inhibition of synthesis of cholesteryl α-glucosides in H. pylori cell wall by α1,4-GlcNAc-capped mucin O-glycans, which are expressed in the deeper portion of gastric mucosa. However, it has not been determined how cholesteryl α-glucosyltransferase (αCgT), which forms cholesteryl α-glucosides, functions in the pathogenesis of H. pylori infection. Here, we show that the activity of αCgT from H. pylori clinical isolates is highly correlated with the degree of gastric atrophy. We investigated the role of cholesteryl α-glucosides in various aspects of the immune response. Phagocytosis and activation of dendritic cells were observed at similar degrees in the presence of wild-type H. pylori or variants harboring mutant forms of αCgT showing a range of enzymatic activity. However, cholesteryl α-glucosides were recognized by invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells, eliciting an immune response in vitro and in vivo. Following inoculation of H. pylori harboring highly active αCgT into iNKT cell-deficient (Jα18−/−) or wild-type mice, bacterial recovery significantly increased in Jα18−/− compared to wild-type mice. Moreover, cytokine production characteristic of Th1 and Th2 cells dramatically decreased in Jα18−/− compared to wild-type mice. These findings demonstrate that cholesteryl α-glucosides play critical roles in H. pylori-mediated gastric inflammation and precancerous atrophic gastritis. PMID:24312443

  16. Potential applications of glucosyltransferases in terpene glucoside production: impacts on the use of aroma and fragrance.

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    Schwab, Wilfried; Fischer, Thilo C; Giri, Ashok; Wst, Matthias

    2015-01-01

    The detection of glucoconjugated forms of monoterpene alcohols in rose petals in the late 1960s opened the new field of nonvolatile aroma precursors in flavor research. It is now well established that odorless glycosides represent a significant pool of aroma precursors in plants where they act as preformed but inactivated defense or attractive chemicals. Technical improvements in the separation and identification of plant secondary metabolites have provided a multitude of chemical structures, but functional characterization of glycosyltransferases that catalyze their formation lags behind. As technical efforts and costs for DNA sequencing dramatically dropped during the last decade, the number of plant genome sequences increased significantly, thus providing opportunities to functionally characterize the glycosyltransferase gene families in plants. These studies yielded the first glycosyltransferase genes that encode efficient biocatalysts for the production of monoterpene glucosides. They have applications in the food, feed, chemical, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries as slow release aroma chemicals. PMID:25431013

  17. Secoiridoid glucosides and related compounds from Syringa reticulata and their antioxidant activities.

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    Bi, Xueyan; Li, Wei; Sasaki, Tatsunori; Li, Qin; Mitsuhata, Naoko; Asada, Yoshihisa; Zhang, Qingbo; Koike, Kazuo

    2011-11-01

    A 70% EtOH extract from the bark of Syringareticulata has shown significant antioxidant activity. Chemical study on the extract resulted in the isolation of seventeen compounds (1-17), including a novel oleoside-type secoiridoid glucoside, reticuloside (1), and the structures were elucidated on the basis of extensive spectroscopic analyses. Among the isolated compounds, jaspolyoside (2), oleuropein (4) and 2-(3,4-dihydroxy)-phenylethyl-?-d-glucopyranoside (17), showed the most potent superoxide anion scavenging activity with the EC(50) values of 4.97, 2.57 and 4.97?M, respectively. The structure-activity relationship indicated that the presence of 2-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-ethoxy group is important for exhibiting the activity. PMID:21955940

  18. Stability studies of ascorbic acid 2-glucoside in cosmetic lotion using surface response methodology.

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    Huang, Wen-Ying; Lee, Pei-Chi; Huang, Ling-Kuei; Lu, Li-Ping; Liao, Wayne C

    2013-03-15

    Ascorbic acid 2-glucoside (AA-2G) has been widely used in cream and lotion types of cosmetic products. Thus, the degradation of AA-2G caused by the temperature change and pH variation was very critical for determining the bio-functionality of cosmetics. Response surface methodology (RSM) was introduced to study the influence of temperature and pH on the stability of AA-2G. The optimal condition of retaining AA-2G with the highest stability was determined to be 55.3C and pH 6.4. The antioxidative activities of AA-2G including DPPH and ABTS free radical scavenging activities, metal chelating activity, and reducing ability were also determined. AA-2G was a good ascorbic acid derivative which could be used in cosmetic products as an active ingredient. PMID:23416010

  19. The crystal structure and physicochemical properties of L-ascorbic acid 2-glucoside.

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    Mandai, T; Yoneyama, M; Sakai, S; Muto, N; Yamamoto, I

    1992-08-01

    The stable L-ascorbic acid glucoside produced by the action of the cyclomaltodextrin glucanotransferase (CGTase, EC 2.4.1.19) from Bacillus stearothermophilus was crystallized from an aqueous solution. Determination of the molecular structure by single crystal X-ray analysis showed the compound to be 2-O-alpha-D-glucopyranosyl-L-ascorbic acid (AA-2G). The crystals are orthorhombic, space group P2(1)2(1)2(1), with unit-cell dimensions a = 11.929 A, b = 24.351 A, and c = 4.864 A. The D-glucopyranose residue has the 4C1 conformation. These conclusions are in good agreement with those based on the 13C-NMR spectrum. The general physicochemical properties of crystalline AA-2G are reported. PMID:1423355

  20. Occurrence of Deoxynivalenol and Deoxynivalenol-3-glucoside in Hard Red Spring Wheat Grown in the USA

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    Simsek, Senay; Ovando-Martnez, Maribel; Ozsisli, Bahri; Whitney, Kristin; Ohm, Jae-Bom

    2013-01-01

    Deoxynivalenol (DON) is a mycotoxin found in wheat that is infected with Fusarium fungus. DON may also be converted to a type of masked mycotoxin, named deoxynivalenol-3-glucoside (D3G), as a result of detoxification of the plant. In this study, DON and D3G were measured using gas chromatographic (GC) and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) in wheat samples collected during 2011 and 2012 in the USA. Results indicate that the growing region had a significant effect on the DON and D3G (p < 0.0001). There was a positive correlation between both methods (GC and LC-MS) used for determination of DON content. DON showed a significant and positive correlation with D3G during 2011. Overall, DON production had an effect on D3G content and kernel damage, and was dependent on environmental conditions during Fusarium infection. PMID:24351720

  1. Enzymatic synthesis of novel isobavachalcone glucosides via a UDP-glycosyltransferase.

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    Li, Hong-Mei; Lee, Jae Kyoung; Nie, Li-Juan; Huo, Qiang; Ma, Tao; Sohng, Jae Kyung; Hong, Young-Soo; Wu, Cheng-Zhu

    2015-12-01

    Glycosylation is often used to improve a natural product's properties such as water solubility, chemical stability, pharmacological potency, and structure diversification. In this study, we studied the enzymatic synthesis of novel isobavachalcone glucosides using a UDP-glycosyltransferase (YjiC) from Bacillus licheniformis DSM-13. The chemical structures of compounds 1 and 2 were elucidated by spectroscopic techniques, including LC-MS, MS, and NMR. Meanwhile, the parameters of glycosylation reaction such as incubation time, UDP-glucose concentration, and pH of buffer were also optimized during this study. Furthermore, the compounds 1 and 2 exhibited weak anti-proliferative activities against five human cancer cell lines, with IC50 values ranging from 58.6 to 86.6?M. PMID:26374247

  2. Synthesis, characterisation and antioxidant features of procyanidin B4 and malvidin-3-glucoside stearic acid derivatives.

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    Cruz, Luis; Fernandes, Virgínia C; Araújo, Paula; Mateus, Nuno; de Freitas, Victor

    2015-05-01

    The acylation of procyanidin B4 with a saturated fatty acid chloride containing 18 carbon atoms was studied in order to obtain procyanidin B4 3-O-di-stearic acid conjugate. This compound was structurally characterised by mass spectrometry and 1D and 2D NMR techniques. Derivatization of malvidin-3-glucoside using stearoyl chloride in acetonitrile was also performed yielding mono-, di- and tri-stearic ester derivatives. The novel derivatives obtained revealed significant antioxidant activity, although lower than the respective precursors. However, the chemical modification of anthocyanins and procyanidins (water soluble pigments) to more lipophilic compounds has the advantage of increased bioavailability in biological matrices, and to potentiate their application in food matrices and cosmetic products. PMID:25529709

  3. Synthesis and antimicrobial activity of 6-triazolo-6-deoxy eugenol glucosides.

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    de Souza, Thiago Belarmino; Raimundo, Paulo Otávio Botelho; Andrade, Saulo Fernandes; Hipólito, Taciane Maira Magalhães; Silva, Naiara Chaves; Dias, Amanda Latercia Tranches; Ikegaki, Masaharu; Rocha, Raissa Prado; Coelho, Luiz Felipe Leomil; Veloso, Marcia Paranho; Carvalho, Diogo Teixeira; Dias, Danielle Ferreira

    2015-06-17

    A new series of 1,2,3-triazole eugenol glucosides were synthesized. The new compound structures were confirmed by MS, (1)H NMR and (13)C NMR. All of the synthesized compounds were screened for antimicrobial and cytotoxic activity. Five compounds exerted significant activity against the Gram-negative bacteria Salmonella typhimurium with low IC50 values (49.73-68.53 μΜ), and seven compounds were active against the Gram-positive bacteria Micrococcus luteus (42.89-210.94 μM). In vitro cytotoxicity on mouse spleen cells was also evaluated. One compound bearing a phenyl substituent at the triazole ring showed good activity against Salmonella typhimurium (49.73 μM) and low toxicity to normal cells (CC50=157.83 μM). Thus, the compounds herein can be considered for further modification for improving their antibacterial activity or obtaining novel antibacterial drug candidates. PMID:25933362

  4. Mozambioside Is an Arabica-Specific Bitter-Tasting Furokaurane Glucoside in Coffee Beans.

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    Lang, Roman; Klade, Stefan; Beusch, Anja; Dunkel, Andreas; Hofmann, Thomas

    2015-12-01

    Sensory-guided fractionation of a roasted coffee beverage revealed a highly polar, bitter-tasting subfraction, from which the furokaurane glucoside mozambioside was isolated and identified in its chemical structure by means of HDMS and NMR spectra. Sensory evaluation revealed a bitter taste recognition threshold of 60 (10) ?mol/L. UPLC-HDMS quantitation of raw coffee beans showed that Arabica coffees contained 396-1188 nmol/g mozambioside, whereas only traces (<5 nmol/g) were detected in Robusta coffees, thus suggesting that mozambioside can be used as an analytical marker for Arabica coffee. Roasted Arabica contained a substantially reduced concentration (232 37 nmol/g), indicating partial degradation of mozambioside during coffee roasting. Mozambioside was nearly quantitatively extracted into the aqueous brew during coffee-making (86-98%). PMID:26585544

  5. Antioxidant activities of three dihydrochalcone glucosides from leaves of Lithocarpus pachyphyllus.

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    Yang, Wei-Min; Liu, Ji-Kai; Qin, Xiang-Dong; Wu, Wan-Lin; Chen, Zhi-He

    2004-01-01

    In vitro antioxidant activities of three sweet dihydrochalcone glucosides from the leaves of Lithocarpus pachyphyllus (Kurz) Rehd. (Fagaceae), trilobatin 2"-acetate (1), phloridzin (2) and trilobatin (3), were investigated. The IC50 (50% inhibitory concentration) values for compounds 1-3 of lipid peroxidation in rat liver homogenate were 261, 28, 88 microM, respectively. Compounds 1-3 increased superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity with EC50 (50% effective concentration) values of 575, 167, 128 microM, and glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) activity with EC50 values of 717, 347, 129 microM, respectively, and showed only weak DPPH (1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl) radical scavenging activity. PMID:15813365

  6. Structure and cytotoxic activity of enzymatic hydrolysis products of secoiridoid glucosides, isoligustroside and isooleuropein.

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    Kikuchi, Masafumi; Yaoita, Yasunori; Mano, Nariyasu; Kikuchi, Masao

    2011-04-01

    Hydrolysis of isoligustroside (1) and isooleuropein (2), secoiridoid glucosides, in the presence of ?-glucosidase provided 2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)methyl (2R,3S,4S)-3-formyl-3,4-dihydro-4-(2-methoxy-2-oxoethyl)-2-methyl-2H-pyran-5-carboxylate (3) and 2-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)methyl (2R,3S,4S)-3-formyl-3,4-dihydro-4-(2-methoxy-2-oxoethyl)-2-methyl-2H-pyran-5-carboxylate (4), respectively. The structures of 3 and 4 were elucidated on the basis of extensive spectral analyses, including 2D-NMR experiments. Compounds 3 and 4 were found to be new rearrangement products of the aglycones of 1 and 2. The cytotoxic activities of 3 and 4 were evaluated using a disease-oriented panel of 39 human cancer cell lines and showed moderate cytotoxic activity for 4, while 3 exhibited weaker activity compared to that of 4. PMID:21480510

  7. New diarylheptanoids and diarylheptanoid glucosides from the rhizomes of Tacca chantrieri and their cytotoxic activity.

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    Yokosuka, Akihito; Mimaki, Yoshihiro; Sakagami, Hiroshi; Sashida, Yutaka

    2002-03-01

    Two new diarylheptanoids (1, 2) and seven new diarylheptanoid glucosides (3-9) were isolated from the rhizomes of Tacca chantrieri. Their structures were determined by spectroscopic analysis, including 2D NMR data, and the results of hydrolytic cleavage. The absolute configurations of the 3,5-dihydroxyheptane moieties of the new diarylheptanoids were determined to be 3R and 5R by the application of the CD exciton chirality method to the corresponding 3,5-bis-p-bromobenzoyl derivatives. The cytotoxic activities of the isolated compounds and some derivatives against HL-60 human promyelocytic leukemia cells, HSC-2 human oral squamous carcinoma cells, and normal human gingival fibroblasts (HGF) are reported. PMID:11908966

  8. New fatty acid, aromatic ester and monoterpenic benzyl glucoside from the fruits of Withania coagulans Dunal.

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    Ali, Abuzer; Jameel, Mohammad; Ali, Mohammed

    2015-01-01

    The fruits of Withania coagulans Dunal (family: Solanaceae) are sweet, sedative, emetic, alterative and diuretic; used to treat asthma, biliousness, strangury, wounds, dyspepsia, flatulent colic, liver complaints and intestinal infections in the indigenous system of medicine. Phytochemical investigation of the methanolic extract of W. coagulans fruits led to the isolation of a new fatty acid, an aromatic ester and a monoterpenic benzyl glucoside characterised as n-octatriacont-17-enoic acid (3), geranilan-10-olyl dihydrocinnamoate (4) and geranilan-8-oic acid-10-olyl salicyloxy-2-O-?-D-glucofuranosyl-(6??1?)-O-?-D-glucofuranosyl-6?-n-octadec-9?',11?'-dienoate (5) along with two known fatty acids, n-dotriacont-21-enoic acid (1) and n-tetratriacontanoic acid (2). The structures of isolated phytoconstituents were established on the basis of 1D and 2D NMR, FT-IR, UV, and MS data and chemical means. PMID:25674818

  9. Simultaneous determination of four secoiridoid and iridoid glycosides in rat plasma by ultra performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry and its application to a comparative pharmacokinetic study.

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    Wu, Yun; Ai, Yu; Wang, Fenrong; Ma, Wen; Bian, Qiaoxia; Lee, David Y-W; Dai, Ronghua

    2016-02-01

    A simple, reliable and rapid ultra-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method was developed and validated for the simultaneous quantification of four secoiridoid (gentiopicroside, swertiamarin, sweroside) and iridoid glycosides (loganic acid), the bio-active ingredients in rat plasma. After liquid-liquid extraction, chromatographic separation was accomplished on a Shim-pack XR-ODS column with a mobile phase consisting of methanol and 0.1% formic acid in water. A triple quadrupole tandem mass spectrometry equipped with an electrospray ionization source was used as detector operating both in positive and negative ionization mode and operated by multiple-reaction monitoring scanning. The lower limits of quantitation were 0.25-30 ng/mL for all the analytes. Both intra-day and inter-day precision and accuracy of analytes were well within acceptance criteria (±15%). The mean extraction recoveries of analytes and internal standard (amygdalin) from rat plasma were all >71.4%. The validated method was successfully applied to a comparative pharmacokinetic study of four analytes in rat plasma between normal and arthritic rats after oral administration of Huo Luo Xiao Ling Dan and Gentiana macrophylla extract, respectively. Results showed significant differences in pharmacokinetic properties of the analytes among the different groups. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:26014753

  10. Molecular cloning and characterization of genistein 4'-O-glucoside specific glycosyltransferase from Bacopa monniera.

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    Ruby; Santosh Kumar, R J; Vishwakarma, Rishi K; Singh, Somesh; Khan, Bashir M

    2014-07-01

    Health related benefits of isoflavones such as genistein are well known. Glycosylation of genistein yields different glycosides like genistein 7-O-glycoside (genistin) and genistein 4'-O-glycoside (sophoricoside). This is the first report on isolation, cloning and functional characterization of a glycosyltransferase specific for genistein 4'-O-glucoside from Bacopa monniera, an important Indian medicinal herb. The glycosyltransferase from B. monniera (UGT74W1) showed 49% identity at amino acid level with the glycosyltransferases from Lycium barbarum. The UGT74W1 sequence contained all the conserved motifs present in plant glycosyltransferases. UGT74W1 was cloned in pET-30b (+) expression vector and transformed into E. coli. The molecular mass of over expressed protein was found to be around 52 kDa. Functional characterization of the enzyme was performed using different substrates. Product analysis was done using LC-MS and HPLC, which confirmed its specificity for genistein 4'-O-glucoside. Immuno-localization studies of the UGT74W1 showed its localization in the vascular bundle. Spatio-temporal expression studies under normal and stressed conditions were also performed. The control B. monniera plant showed maximum expression of UGT74W1 in leaves followed by roots and stem. Salicylic acid treatment causes almost tenfold increase in UGT74W1 expression in roots, while leaves and stem showed decrease in expression. Since salicylic acid is generated at the time of injury or wound caused by pathogens, this increase in UGT74W1 expression under salicylic acid stress might point towards its role in defense mechanism. PMID:24664316

  11. The Metabolic Fate of Deoxynivalenol and Its Acetylated Derivatives in a Wheat Suspension Culture: Identification and Detection of DON-15-O-Glucoside, 15-Acetyl-DON-3-O-Glucoside and 15-Acetyl-DON-3-Sulfate.

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    Schmeitzl, Clemens; Warth, Benedikt; Fruhmann, Philipp; Michlmayr, Herbert; Malachová, Alexandra; Berthiller, Franz; Schuhmacher, Rainer; Krska, Rudolf; Adam, Gerhard

    2015-08-01

    Deoxynivalenol (DON) is a protein synthesis inhibitor produced by the Fusarium species, which frequently contaminates grains used for human or animal consumption. We treated a wheat suspension culture with DON or one of its acetylated derivatives, 3-acetyl-DON (3-ADON), 15-acetyl-DON (15-ADON) and 3,15-diacetyl-DON (3,15-diADON), and monitored the metabolization over a course of 96 h. Supernatant and cell extract samples were analyzed using a tailored LC-MS/MS method for the quantification of DON metabolites. We report the formation of tentatively identified DON-15-O-β-D-glucoside (D15G) and of 15-acetyl-DON-3-sulfate (15-ADON3S) as novel deoxynivalenol metabolites in wheat. Furthermore, we found that the recently identified 15-acetyl-DON-3-O-β-D-glucoside (15-ADON3G) is the major metabolite produced after 15-ADON challenge. 3-ADON treatment led to a higher intracellular content of toxic metabolites after six hours compared to all other treatments. 3-ADON was exclusively metabolized into DON before phase II reactions occurred. In contrast, we found that 15-ADON was directly converted into 15-ADON3G and 15-ADON3S in addition to metabolization into deoxynivalenol-3-O-β-D-glucoside (D3G). This study highlights significant differences in the metabolization of DON and its acetylated derivatives. PMID:26274975

  12. The Metabolic Fate of Deoxynivalenol and Its Acetylated Derivatives in a Wheat Suspension Culture: Identification and Detection of DON-15-O-Glucoside, 15-Acetyl-DON-3-O-Glucoside and 15-Acetyl-DON-3-Sulfate

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    Schmeitzl, Clemens; Warth, Benedikt; Fruhmann, Philipp; Michlmayr, Herbert; Malachová, Alexandra; Berthiller, Franz; Schuhmacher, Rainer; Krska, Rudolf; Adam, Gerhard

    2015-01-01

    Deoxynivalenol (DON) is a protein synthesis inhibitor produced by the Fusarium species, which frequently contaminates grains used for human or animal consumption. We treated a wheat suspension culture with DON or one of its acetylated derivatives, 3-acetyl-DON (3-ADON), 15-acetyl-DON (15-ADON) and 3,15-diacetyl-DON (3,15-diADON), and monitored the metabolization over a course of 96 h. Supernatant and cell extract samples were analyzed using a tailored LC-MS/MS method for the quantification of DON metabolites. We report the formation of tentatively identified DON-15-O-β-D-glucoside (D15G) and of 15-acetyl-DON-3-sulfate (15-ADON3S) as novel deoxynivalenol metabolites in wheat. Furthermore, we found that the recently identified 15-acetyl-DON-3-O-β-D-glucoside (15-ADON3G) is the major metabolite produced after 15-ADON challenge. 3-ADON treatment led to a higher intracellular content of toxic metabolites after six hours compared to all other treatments. 3-ADON was exclusively metabolized into DON before phase II reactions occurred. In contrast, we found that 15-ADON was directly converted into 15-ADON3G and 15-ADON3S in addition to metabolization into deoxynivalenol-3-O-β-D-glucoside (D3G). This study highlights significant differences in the metabolization of DON and its acetylated derivatives. PMID:26274975

  13. Identification of the new UV filter compound cysteine-L-3-hydroxykynurenine O-beta-d-glucoside in human lenses.

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    Hains, Peter G; Mizdrak, Jasminka; Streete, Isla M; Jamie, Joanne F; Truscott, Roger J W

    2006-09-18

    UV filters protect the human lens and retina from UV light-induced damage. Here, we report the identification of a new UV filter, cysteine-l-3-hydroxykynurenine O-beta-d-glucoside, which is present in older normal human lenses. Its structure was confirmed by independent synthesis. It is likely this novel UV filter is formed in the lens by nucleophilic attack of cysteine on the unsaturated ketone derived from deamination of 3-hydroxykynurenine O-beta-d-glucoside. Quantitation studies revealed considerable variation in normal lens levels that may be traced to the marked instability of the cysteine adduct. The novel UV filter was not detected in advanced nuclear cataract lenses. PMID:16949076

  14. Species- and gender-dependent differences in the glucuronidation of a flavonoid glucoside and its aglycone determined using expressed UGT enzymes and microsomes.

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    Dai, Peimin; Luo, Feifei; Wang, Ying; Jiang, Huangyu; Wang, Liping; Zhang, Guiyu; Zhu, Lijun; Hu, Ming; Wang, Xinchun; Lu, Linlin; Liu, Zhongqiu

    2015-12-01

    Flavonoids occur naturally as glucosides and aglycones. Their common phenolic hydroxyl groups may trigger extensive UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT)- catalysed metabolism. Unlike aglycones, glucosides contain glucose moieties. However, the influence of these glucose moieties on glucuronidation of glucosides and aglycones remains unclear. In this study, the flavonoid glucoside tilianin and its aglycone acacetin were used as model compounds. The glucuronidation characteristics and enzyme kinetics of tilianin and acacetin were compared using human UGT isoforms, liver microsomes and intestinal microsomes obtained from different animal species. Tilianin and acacetin were metabolized into different glucuronides, with UGT1A8 produced as the main isoform. Assessment of enzyme kinetics in UGT1A8, human liver microsomes and human intestinal microsomes revealed that compared with tilianin, acacetin displayed lower Km (0.6-, 0.7- and 0.6-fold, respectively), higher Vmax (20-, 60- and 230-fold, respectively) and higher clearance (30-, 80- and 300-fold, respectively). Furthermore, glucuronidation of acacetin and tilianin showed significant species- and gender-dependent differences. In conclusion, glucuronidation of flavonoid aglycones is faster than that of glucosides in the intestine and the liver. Understanding the metabolism and species- and gender-dependent differences between glucosides and aglycones is crucial for the development of drugs from flavonoids. Copyright 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:26317684

  15. Diversified glucosinolate metabolism: biosynthesis of hydrogen cyanide and of the hydroxynitrile glucoside alliarinoside in relation to sinigrin metabolism in Alliaria petiolata

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    Frisch, Tina; Motawia, Mohammed S.; Olsen, Carl E.; Agerbirk, Niels; Møller, Birger L.; Bjarnholt, Nanna

    2015-01-01

    Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard, Brassicaceae) contains the glucosinolate sinigrin as well as alliarinoside, a γ-hydroxynitrile glucoside structurally related to cyanogenic glucosides. Sinigrin may defend this plant against a broad range of enemies, while alliarinoside confers resistance to specialized (glucosinolate-adapted) herbivores. Hydroxynitrile glucosides and glucosinolates are two classes of specialized metabolites, which generally do not occur in the same plant species. Administration of [UL-14C]-methionine to excised leaves of A. petiolata showed that both alliarinoside and sinigrin were biosynthesized from methionine. The biosynthesis of alliarinoside was shown not to bifurcate from sinigrin biosynthesis at the oxime level in contrast to the general scheme for hydroxynitrile glucoside biosynthesis. Instead, the aglucon of alliarinoside was formed from metabolism of sinigrin in experiments with crude extracts, suggesting a possible biosynthetic pathway in intact cells. Hence, the alliarinoside pathway may represent a route to hydroxynitrile glucoside biosynthesis resulting from convergent evolution. Metabolite profiling by LC-MS showed no evidence of the presence of cyanogenic glucosides in A. petiolata. However, we detected hydrogen cyanide (HCN) release from sinigrin and added thiocyanate ion and benzyl thiocyanate in A. petiolata indicating an enzymatic pathway from glucosinolates via allyl thiocyanate and indole glucosinolate derived thiocyanate ion to HCN. Alliarinoside biosynthesis and HCN release from glucosinolate-derived metabolites expand the range of glucosinolate-related defenses and can be viewed as a third line of defense, with glucosinolates and thiocyanate forming protein being the first and second lines, respectively. PMID:26583022

  16. Shanzhiside methylester, the principle effective iridoid glycoside from the analgesic herb Lamiophlomis rotata, reduces neuropathic pain by stimulating spinal microglial β-endorphin expression.

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    Fan, Hui; Li, Teng-Fei; Gong, Nian; Wang, Yong-Xiang

    2016-02-01

    Lamiophlomis rotata (L. rotata, Duyiwei) is an orally available Tibetan analgesic herb widely prescribed in China. Shanzhiside methylester (SM) is a principle effective iridoid glycoside of L. rotata and serves as a small molecule glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. This study aims to evaluate the signal mechanisms underlying SM anti-allodynia, determine the ability of SM to induce anti-allodynic tolerance, and illustrate the interactions between SM and morphine, or SM and β-endorphin, in anti-allodynia and anti-allodynic tolerance. Intrathecal SM exerted dose-dependent and long-lasting (>4 h) anti-allodynic effects in spinal nerve injury-induced neuropathic rats, with a maximal inhibition of 49% and a projected ED50 of 40.4 μg. SM and the peptidic GLP-1 receptor agonist exenatide treatments over 7 days did not induce self-tolerance to anti-allodynia or cross-tolerance to morphine or β-endorphin. In contrast, morphine and β-endorphin induced self-tolerance and cross-tolerance to SM and exenatide. In the spinal dorsal horn and primary microglia, SM significantly evoked β-endorphin expression, which was completely prevented by the microglial inhibitor minocycline and p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) inhibitor SB203580. SM anti-allodynia was totally inhibited by the GLP-1 receptor antagonist exendin(9-39), minocycline, β-endorphin antiserum, μ-opioid receptor antagonist CTAP, and SB203580. SM and exenatide specifically activated spinal p38 MAPK phosphorylation. These results indicate that SM reduces neuropathic pain by activating spinal GLP-1 receptors and subsequently stimulating microglial β-endorphin expression via the p38 MAPK signaling. Stimulation of the endogenous β-endorphin expression may be a novel and effective strategy for the discovery and development of analgesics for the long-term treatment of chronic pain. PMID:26363192

  17. Oviposition Cues for a Specialist ButterflyPlant Chemistry and Size

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    Biere, A.; Harvey, J. A.; van Nouhuys, S.

    2008-01-01

    The oviposition choice of an insect herbivore is based on a complex set of stimuli and responses. In this study, we examined the effect of plant secondary chemistry (the iridoid glycosides aucubin and catalpol) and aspects of size of the plant Plantago lanceolata, on the oviposition behavior of the specialist butterfly Melitaea cinxia. Iridoid glycosides are known to deter feeding or decrease the growth rate of generalist insect herbivores, but can act as oviposition cues and feeding stimulants for specialized herbivores. In a previous observational study of M. cinxia in the field, oviposition was associated with high levels of aucubin. However, this association could have been the cause (butterfly choice) or consequence (plant induction) of oviposition. We conducted a set of dual- and multiple-choice experiments in cages and in the field. In the cages, we found a positive association between the pre-oviposition level of aucubin and the number of ovipositions. The association reflects the butterfly oviposition selection rather than plant induction that follows oviposition. Our results also suggest a threshold concentration below which females do not distinguish between levels of iridoid glycosides. In the field, the size of the plant appeared to be a more important stimulus than iridoid glycoside content, with bigger plants receiving more oviposition than smaller plants, regardless of their secondary chemistry. Our results illustrate that the rank of a cue used for oviposition may be dependent on environmental context. PMID:18612691

  18. Overexpression of the UGT73C6 alters brassinosteroid glucoside formation in Arabidopsis thaliana

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    2011-01-01

    Background Brassinosteroids (BRs) are signaling molecules that play essential roles in the spatial regulation of plant growth and development. In contrast to other plant hormones BRs act locally, close to the sites of their synthesis, and thus homeostatic mechanisms must operate at the cellular level to equilibrate BR concentrations. Whilst it is recognized that levels of bioactive BRs are likely adjusted by controlling the relative rates of biosynthesis and by catabolism, few factors, which participate in these regulatory events, have as yet been identified. Previously we have shown that the UDP-glycosyltransferase UGT73C5 of Arabidopsis thaliana catalyzes 23-O-glucosylation of BRs and that glucosylation renders BRs inactive. This study identifies the closest homologue of UGT73C5, UGT73C6, as an enzyme that is also able to glucosylate BRs in planta. Results In a candidate gene approach, in which homologues of UGT73C5 were screened for their potential to induce BR deficiency when over-expressed in plants, UGT73C6 was identified as an enzyme that can glucosylate the BRs CS and BL at their 23-O-positions in planta. GUS reporter analysis indicates that UGT73C6 shows over-lapping, but also distinct expression patterns with UGT73C5 and YFP reporter data suggests that at the cellular level, both UGTs localize to the cytoplasm and to the nucleus. A liquid chromatography high-resolution mass spectrometry method for BR metabolite analysis was developed and applied to determine the kinetics of formation and the catabolic fate of BR-23-O-glucosides in wild type and UGT73C5 and UGT73C6 over-expression lines. This approach identified novel BR catabolites, which are considered to be BR-malonylglucosides, and provided first evidence indicating that glucosylation protects BRs from cellular removal. The physiological significance of BR glucosylation, and the possible role of UGT73C6 as a regulatory factor in this process are discussed in light of the results presented. Conclusion The present study generates essential knowledge and molecular and biochemical tools, that will allow for the verification of a potential physiological role of UGT73C6 in BR glucosylation and will facilitate the investigation of the functional significance of BR glucoside formation in plants. PMID:21429230

  19. Simultaneous determination of anthraquinones, their 8-beta-D-glucosides, and sennosides of Rhei Rhizoma by capillary electrophoresis.

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    Koyama, Junko; Morita, Izumi; Fujiyoshi, Hirotaka; Kobayashi, Norihiro

    2005-05-01

    The simultaneous separation and determination of major anthraquinones (emodin, chrysophanol, rhein and their glucosides, aloe-emodin, sennoside A, and sennoside B) of Rhei Rhizoma were achieved by cyclodextrin modified capillary zone electrophoresis. The running electrolyte used in this method was 0.005 M alpha-cyclodextrin in 0.03 M borate buffer (pH 10.0) containing 20% acetonitrile, with an applied voltage of 20 kV. PMID:15863933

  20. C-Aryl glucoside SGLT2 inhibitors containing a biphenyl motif as potential anti-diabetic agents.

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    Ding, Yuyang; Mao, Liufeng; Xu, Dengfeng; Xie, Hui; Yang, Ling; Xu, Hongjiang; Geng, Wenjun; Gao, Yong; Xia, Chunguang; Zhang, Xiquan; Meng, Qingyi; Wu, Donghai; Zhao, Junling; Hu, Wenhui

    2015-07-15

    A series of highly active C-aryl glucoside SGLT2 inhibitors containing a biphenyl motif were designed and synthesized for biological evaluation. Among the compounds tested, compound 16l demonstrated high inhibitory activity against SGLT2 (IC50=1.9 nM) with an excellent pharmacokinetic profile. Further study indicated that the in vivo efficacy of compound 16l was comparable to that of dapagliflozin, suggesting that further development would be worthwhile. PMID:26026363

  1. [A new monoterpenoid glucoside from the twigs of Chamaecyparis obtusa var. breviramea f. crippsii].

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    Xu, Jian; Zhang, Yu-Mei; Chen, Ke-Li; Tan, Ning-Hua; Liu, Yi-Mei

    2012-09-01

    To investigate the chemical constituents of Chamaecyparis obtusa var. breviramea f. crippsii, various column chromatography and spectroscopic methods were used for the isolation and elucidation of compounds. One new monoterpenoid glucoside, (4S)-4-isopropylcyclohex-l-enecarboxylic acid 4-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside (1), together with five known compounds, (4R)-p-menth-l-ene-7, 8-diol 7-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside (2), skimmin (3), 7-[[6-O-(6-deoxy-alpha-L-mannopyranosyl)-beta-D-glucopyranosyl]oxy]-2H-1-benzopyran-2-one (4), stigmast-4-en-3-one (5) and 1, 4-benzenedicarboxylic acid 1-butyl-4-(2-methylpropyl) ester (6) were isolated and identified from the twigs of this plant. All compounds were isolated from this plant for the first time. The methanol extract of this plant showed cytotoxicity on cancer cell lines A549, BGC-823, Du145 and MDA-MB-231 with IC50 values of 0.94, 1.07, 0.95 and 0.96 microg x mL(-1), respectively. Yet, compounds 1, 2 and 3 showed no cytotoxicity on cancer cell lines HeLa, BGC-823 and A549. PMID:23227547

  2. Salicylic acid and salicylic acid glucoside in xylem sap of Brassica napus infected with Verticillium longisporum

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    Ratzinger, Astrid; Riediger, Nadine; von Tiedemann, Andreas

    2009-01-01

    Salicylic acid (SA) and its glucoside (SAG) were detected in xylem sap of Brassica napus by HPLCMS. Concentrations of SA and SAG in xylem sap from the root and hypocotyl of the plant, and in extracts of shoots above the hypocotyl, increased after infection with the vascular pathogen Verticillium longisporum. Both concentrations were correlated with disease severity assessed as the reduction in shoot length. Furthermore, SAG levels in shoot extracts were correlated with the amount of V. longisporum DNA in the hypocotyls. Although the concentration of SAG (but not SA) in xylem sap of infected plants gradually declined from 14 to 35days post infection, SAG levels remained significantly higher than in uninfected plants during the whole experiment. Jasmonic acid (JA) and abscisic acid (ABA) levels in xylem sap were not affected by infection with V. longisporum. SA and SAG extend the list of phytohormones potentially transported from root to shoot with the transpiration stream. The physiological relevance of this transport and its contribution to the distribution of SA in plants remain to be elucidated. PMID:19449088

  3. UVB photoprotective role of mycosporines in yeast: photostability and antioxidant activity of mycosporine-glutaminol-glucoside.

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    Molin, Martn; Arbeloa, Ernesto M; Flores, Mara R; Libkind, Diego; Faras, Mara Eugenia; Bertolotti, Sonia G; Churio, Mara Sandra; van Broock, Mara Rosa

    2011-01-01

    Several yeast species are able to synthesize and accumulate UV-radiation-absorbing mycosporine metabolites that are of unclear physiological function. In this work we analyzed the relationship between mycosporine-glutaminol glucoside (MGG) production, cell survival after UVB irradiation, and formation of cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (CPDs). We also assessed the photostability and singlet oxygen quenching activity of MGG. A set of nine isolates of the basidiomycetous yeast Cryptococcus steppossus cultured in both dark and light conditions was used for the studies. Survival of the UVB-irradiated isolates and MGG concentration had a linear relationship when the concentration was over 2.5 mg g(-1). CPD accumulation and MGG accumulation were inversely related. MGG in aqueous solution was photostable with a photodecomposition quantum yield of 1.16 10(-5). MGG quenching of singlet oxygen was also observed, and the rate constant for the process in D(2)O was 5.9 10(7) M(-1) s(-1). Our results support the idea that MGG plays an important role as a UVB photoprotective metabolite in yeasts by protecting against direct damage on DNA and probably against indirect damage by singlet oxygen quenching. PMID:21175346

  4. Analysis of Deoxynivalenol and Deoxynivalenol-3-glucoside in Hard Red Spring Wheat Inoculated with Fusarium Graminearum

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    Ovando-Martínez, Maribel; Ozsisli, Bahri; Anderson, James; Whitney, Kristin; Ohm, Jae-Bom; Simsek, Senay

    2013-01-01

    Deoxynivalenol (DON) is a mycotoxin affecting wheat quality. The formation of the “masked” mycotoxin deoxinyvalenol-3-glucoside (D3G) results from a defense mechanism the plant uses for detoxification. Both mycotoxins are important from a food safety point of view. The aim of this work was to analyze DON and D3G content in inoculated near-isogenic wheat lines grown at two locations in Minnesota, USA during three different years. Regression analysis showed positive correlation between DON content measured with LC and GC among wheat lines, locality and year. The relationship between DON and D3G showed a linear increase until a certain point, after which the DON content and the D3G increased. Wheat lines having higher susceptibility to Fusarium showed the opposite trend. ANOVA demonstrated that the line and location have a greater effect on variation of DON and D3G than do their interaction among years. The most important factor affecting DON and D3G was the growing location. In conclusion, the year, environmental conditions and location have an effect on the D3G/DON ratio in response to Fusarium infection. PMID:24351715

  5. Cyanidin 3-glucoside improves diet-induced metabolic syndrome in rats.

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    Bhaswant, Maharshi; Fanning, Kent; Netzel, Michael; Mathai, Michael L; Panchal, Sunil K; Brown, Lindsay

    2015-12-01

    Increased consumption of dark-coloured fruits and vegetables may mitigate metabolic syndrome. This study has determined the changes in metabolic parameters, and in cardiovascular and liver structure and function, following chronic administration of either cyanidin 3-glucoside (CG) or Queen Garnet plum juice (QG) containing cyanidin glycosides to rats fed either a corn starch (C) or a high-carbohydrate, high-fat (H) diet. Eight to nine-week-old male Wistar rats were randomly divided into six groups for 16-week feeding with C, C with CG or QG, H or H with CG or QG. C or H were supplemented with CG or QG at a dose of ?8mg/kg/day cyanidin glycosides from week 8 to 16. H rats developed signs of metabolic syndrome including visceral adiposity, impaired glucose tolerance, hypertension, cardiovascular remodelling, increased collagen deposition in left ventricle, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, increased plasma liver enzymes and increased inflammatory cell infiltration in the heart and liver. Both CG and QG reversed these cardiovascular, liver and metabolic signs. However, no intact anthocyanins or common methylated/conjugated metabolites could be detected in the plasma samples and plasma hippuric acid concentrations were unchanged. Our results suggest CG is the most likely mediator of the responses to QG but that further investigation of the pharmacokinetics of oral CG in rats is required. PMID:26477387

  6. Hemisynthesis and structural and chromatic characterization of delphinidin 3-O-glucoside-vescalagin hybrid pigments.

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    Garca-Estvez, Ignacio; Jacquet, Rmi; Alcalde-Eon, Cristina; Rivas-Gonzalo, Julin C; Escribano-Bailn, M Teresa; Quideau, Stphane

    2013-11-27

    During red wine maturation in the presence of oak wood, reactions involving anthocyanins and ellagitannins might affect wine organoleptic properties such as color and astringency. In this work, the condensation reaction between myrtillin (delphinidin 3-O-glucoside) and vescalagin has been performed to determine the behavior of this anthocyanin in this kind of reaction and to assess the possible impact of such a reaction in wine color modulation. Two different hybrid pigments have been hemisynthetized and characterized by HPLC-DAD-MS and NMR spectroscopy. These pigments have been identified as 1-deoxyvescalagin-(1??8)-myrtillin (major) and 1-deoxyvescalagin-(1??6)-myrtillin (minor). The minor pigment could be formed both by the condensation reaction and by a regioisomerization process from the major pigment. Moreover, the chromatic properties of these pigments have been studied and compared to those of myrtillin. The hybrid pigments showed an important bathochromic shift (ca. 20 nm) in the maximum absorbance wavelength and lower molar absorption coefficients. PMID:24215431

  7. Apoptogenic effects of β-sitosterol glucoside from Castanopsis indica leaves.

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    Dolai, Narayan; Kumar, Ashish; Islam, Aminul; Haldar, Pallab K

    2016-02-01

    β-Sitosterol glucoside (BSSG) is a natural biologically active substance isolated from the Castanopsis indica leaves. This study explored the apoptogenic mechanistic studies of BSSG against Ehrlich's ascites carcinoma (EAC) treated mice through morphological study, comet assay, flow cytometry (FACS) and Western blotting assay method. AO/EB staining and FACS analysis showed that BSSG possessed apoptosis induction activities on EAC cells. Dose dependent induction of DNA damage was observed after BSSG treatment. Increase the expression of apoptotic protein p53 and p21 in EAC, multiple downstream factors contributing to apoptosis pathway. The increase of caspase-9 and caspase-3 activities revealed that caspase was a key mediator of the apoptotic pathway induced by BSSG, and up-regulation of Bax and down-regulation of anti-apoptotic protein Bcl-2 resulted in the decrease of Bcl-2/Bax ratio. Owing to the combination of significant antitumour activity by inducing apoptosis, BSSG holds the promise of being an interesting chemo-preventive agent active in cancer therapy. PMID:25790168

  8. Effect of heat/pressure on cyanidin-3-glucoside ethanol model solutions

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    Corrales, M.; Lindauer, R.; Butz, P.; Tauscher, B.

    2008-07-01

    The stability of cyanidin-3-glucoside (Cy3gl) in 50% ethanol model solutions under heat/pressure treatments was investigated. Cy3gl was rapidly degraded when solutions were subjected to a heat/pressure treatment. The higher the pressure and the temperature used, the higher the degradation. Moreover, the degradation was increased according to increasing holding times. Parallel to the degradation of Cy3gl several hydrolytic products were formed and identified by LC-DAD/ESI-MS. The degradation of Cy3gl was well fitted to a first order reaction (R=0.99). This study pointed out the rate of susceptibility of Cy3gl in model solutions to degrade when exposed to a heat/pressure treatment and the trigger effect of high hydrostatic pressure to hydrolyse Cy3gl. By contrast, the degradation of anthocyanins in a food matrix (red grape extract solutions) was negligible after a heat/pressure process at 600MPa, 70C during 1h (P >0.05).

  9. Metabolism, excretion and avoidance of cyanogenic glucosides in insects with different feeding specialisations.

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    Pentzold, Stefan; Zagrobelny, Mika; Bjarnholt, Nanna; Kroymann, Juergen; Vogel, Heiko; Olsen, Carl Erik; Møller, Birger Lindberg; Bak, Søren

    2015-11-01

    Cyanogenic glucosides (CNglcs) are widespread plant defence compounds releasing toxic hydrogen cyanide when hydrolysed by specific β-glucosidases after plant tissue damage. In contrast to specialist herbivores that have mechanisms to avoid toxicity from CNglcs, it is generally assumed that non-adapted herbivores are negatively affected by CNglcs. Recent evidence, however, implies that the defence potential of CNglcs towards herbivores may not be as effective as previously anticipated. Here, performance, metabolism and excretion products of insects not adapted to CNglcs were analysed, including species with different degrees of dietary specialisation (generalists, specialists) and different feeding modes (leaf-snipping lepidopterans, piercing-sucking aphids). Insects were reared either on cyanogenic or acyanogenic plants or on an artificial cyanogenic diet. Lepidopteran generalists (Spodoptera littoralis, Spodoptera exigua, Mamestra brassicae) were compared to lepidopteran glucosinolate-specialists (Pieris rapae, Pieris brassicae, Plutella xylostella), and a generalist aphid (Myzus persicae) was compared to an aphid glucosinolate-specialist (Lipaphis erysimi). All insects were tolerant to cyanogenic plants; in lepidopterans tolerance was mainly due to excretion of intact CNglcs. The two Pieris species furthermore metabolized aromatic CNglcs to amino acid conjugates (Cys, Gly, Ser) and derivatives of these, which is similar to the metabolism of benzylglucosinolates in these species. Aphid species avoided uptake of CNglcs during feeding. Our results imply that non-adapted insects tolerate plant CNglcs either by keeping them intact for excretion, metabolizing them, or avoiding uptake. PMID:26483288

  10. Cyanidin-3-glucoside isolated from mulberry fruits protects pancreatic ?-cells against glucotoxicity-induced apoptosis.

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    Lee, Jong Seok; Kim, Young Rae; Park, Jun Myoung; Kim, Young Eon; Baek, Nam In; Hong, Eock Kee

    2015-04-01

    The present study investigated the cytoprotective effects of cyanidin?3?glucoside (C3G), isolated from mulberry fruits, on the glucotoxicity?induced apoptosis of pancreatic ??cells to evaluate the antidiabetic effects of this compound. MIN6N pancreatic ??cells were used to investigate the cytoprotective effects of C3G. In addition, the effects of C3G on the glucotoxicity?induced apoptosis of pancreatic ??cells was evaluated using MTT assay, immunofluorescent staining, flow cytometric and western blot analyses. The pancreatic ??cells cultured under high glucose conditions exhibited distinct apoptotic features. C3G decreased the generation of intracellular reactive oxygen species, DNA fragmentation and the rate of apoptosis. C3G also prevented pancreatic ??cell apoptosis induced by high glucose conditions by interfering with the intrinsic apoptotic pathways. In addition, C3G treatment resulted in increased insulin secretion compared with treatment with high glucose only. In conclusion, the results of the present study suggested that C3G obtained from mulberry fruits may be a potential phytotherapeutic agent for the prevention of diabetes. PMID:25501967

  11. The Multiple Strategies of an Insect Herbivore to Overcome Plant Cyanogenic Glucoside Defence

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    Pentzold, Stefan; Zagrobelny, Mika; Roelsgaard, Pernille Slvhj; Mller, Birger Lindberg; Bak, Sren

    2014-01-01

    Cyanogenic glucosides (CNglcs) are widespread plant defence compounds that release toxic hydrogen cyanide by plant ?-glucosidase activity after tissue damage. Specialised insect herbivores have evolved counter strategies and some sequester CNglcs, but the underlying mechanisms to keep CNglcs intact during feeding and digestion are unknown. We show that CNglc-sequestering Zygaena filipendulae larvae combine behavioural, morphological, physiological and biochemical strategies at different time points during feeding and digestion to avoid toxic hydrolysis of the CNglcs present in their Lotus food plant, i.e. cyanogenesis. We found that a high feeding rate limits the time for plant ?-glucosidases to hydrolyse CNglcs. Larvae performed leaf-snipping, a minimal disruptive feeding mode that prevents mixing of plant ?-glucosidases and CNglcs. Saliva extracts did not inhibit plant cyanogenesis. However, a highly alkaline midgut lumen inhibited the activity of ingested plant ?-glucosidases significantly. Moreover, insect ?-glucosidases from the saliva and gut tissue did not hydrolyse the CNglcs present in Lotus. The strategies disclosed may also be used by other insect species to overcome CNglc-based plant defence and to sequester these compounds intact. PMID:24625698

  12. Transformation of rutin to antiproliferative quercetin-3-glucoside by Aspergillus niger.

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    You, Hyun Ju; Ahn, Hyung Jin; Ji, Geun Eog

    2010-10-27

    The flavonol quercetin in plants and foods occurs predominantly in the form of glycoside whose sugar moiety affects the bioavailability and the mechanism of its biological activities. The antiproliferative activities of quercetin derivatives such as quercetin aglycone, quercetin-3-?-D-glucoside (Q3G), and rutin were compared using six different cancer cell lines including colon, breast, hepatocellular, and lung cancer. The IC50 value of Q3G ranged between 15 and 25 ?M in HT-29, HCT 116, MCF-7, HepG2, and A549 cells. In these five cell lines, Q3G showed the most potent growth inhibition, whereas rutin showed the least potency. Transformation of rutin to Q3G was conducted by controlling ?-L-rhamnosidase and ?-D-glucosidase activities from crude enzyme extract of Aspergillus niger. Carbon sources during culture and transformation conditions such as pH, temperature, and heat-stability were optimized. After 4 h biotransformation, 99% of rutin was transformed to Q3G and no quercetin was detected. This study presented an efficient biotransformation for the conversion of rutin to Q3G which was newly shown to have more potent antiproliferative effect than quercetin and rutin. PMID:20886886

  13. Vesicle-micelle transition of phosphatidylcholine and octyl glucoside elucidated by cryo-transmission electron microscopy.

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    Vinson, P K; Talmon, Y; Walter, A

    1989-01-01

    Vesicle-micelle transition structures of egg phosphatidylcholine (PC) and octyl glucoside (OG) mixtures were observed in the vitrified hydrated state by cryo-transmission electron microscopy (cryo-TEM) and correlated with the macroscopic and molecular changes previously associated with micellization monitored by 90 degrees light scattering and resonance energy transfer between fluorescent lipid probes. Several distinct structural changes occurred as OG was added to the PC vesicles. First, the average vesicle size decreased from 160 nm to less than 66 nm with no apparent change or decrease in optical density (OD). Then, associated with a small rise in OD, samples with open vesicles were observed coexisting with pieces of lamellae and long cylindrical micelles; more micelles were seen at higher [OG]. This mixture of vesicles and cylindrical micelles occurred in the region of the phase diagram previously attributed to vesicle opening, and possibly vesicle size increase. At higher [OG], small spheroidal micelles coexisting with cylindrical micelles correlated with a decrease in OD and changes in the fluorescence signal. At high [OG] when the solution appeared clear, spheroidal micelles were the dominant structure. By using cryo-TEM, a technique which preserves the original microstructure of fluid systems and provides direct images at 1 nm resolution, we have elucidated the vesicle-micelle transition and identified intermediates not known previously in the PC/OG system. Images FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2 FIGURE 4 FIGURE 6 FIGURE 7 FIGURE 8 PMID:2819233

  14. Enzymatic hydrolysis of steryl glucosides, major contaminants of vegetable oil-derived biodiesel.

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    Aguirre, Andres; Peiru, Salvador; Eberhardt, Florencia; Vetcher, Leandro; Cabrera, Rodolfo; Menzella, Hugo G

    2014-05-01

    Biodiesels are mostly produced from lipid transesterification of vegetable oils, including those from soybean, jatropha, palm, rapeseed, sunflower, and others. Unfortunately, transesterification of oil produces various unwanted side products, including steryl glucosides (SG), which precipitate and need to be removed to avoid clogging of filters and engine failures. So far, efficient and cost-effective methods to remove SGs from biodiesel are not available. Here we describe for the first time the identification, characterization and heterologous production of an enzyme capable of hydrolyzing SGs. A synthetic codon-optimized version of the lacS gene from Sulfolobus solfataricus was efficiently expressed and purified from Escherichia coli, and used to treat soybean derived biodiesel containing 100 ppm of SGs. After optimizing different variables, we found that at pH 5.5 and 87 °C, and in the presence of 0.9 % of the emulsifier polyglycerol polyricinoleate, 81 % of the total amount of SGs present in biodiesel were hydrolyzed by the enzyme. This remarkable reduction in SGs suggests a path for the removal of these contaminants from biodiesel on industrial scale using an environmentally friendly enzymatic process. PMID:24265025

  15. Excited state proton transfer dynamics of an eminent anticancer drug, ellipticine, in octyl glucoside micelle.

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    Gavvala, Krishna; Koninti, Raj Kumar; Sengupta, Abhigyan; Hazra, Partha

    2014-07-28

    Photophysics and proton transfer dynamics of an eminent anticancer drug, ellipticine (EPT), have been investigated inside a biocompatible octyl-?-D-glucoside (OBG) micellar medium using steady state and time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopic techniques. EPT exists as protonated form in aqueous solution of pH 7. When EPT molecules are encapsulated in OBG micelles, protonated form is converted to neutral form in the ground state due to the hydrophobic effect of the micellar environment. Interestingly, steady state fluorescence results indicate the existence of both neutral and protonated forms of EPT in the excited state, even though neutral molecules are selectively excited, and it is attributed to the conversion of neutral to protonated form of EPT by the excited state proton transfer (ESPT) process. A clear isoemissive point in the time-resolved area normalized emission spectra (TRANES) further supports the excited state conversion of neutral to protonated form of EPT. Notably, this kind of proton transfer dynamics is not observed in other conventional micelles, such as, SDS, Triton-X and CTAB. Therefore, the observed ESPT dynamics is believed to be an outcome of combined effects of the local dielectric constant felt by EPT and the local proton concentration at the OBG micellar surface. PMID:24931633

  16. Structural characterization of chromone C-glucosides in a toxic herbal remedy.

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    Wang, Wu; Cuyckens, Filip; Van den Heuvel, Hilde; Apers, Sandra; Pieters, Luc; Steenkamp, Vanessa; Stewart, Michael J; Luyckx, Valerie A; Claeys, Magda

    2003-01-01

    Two novel compounds, 8-C-D-glucopyranosyl-7-hydroxy-5-methylchromone-2-carboxylic acid and a 2-O'-p-coumaroyl derivative thereof, were identified in a herbal tea that caused severe vomiting in a South African patient who had taken the traditional remedy to clean his stomach. For structural characterization, electrospray (ES) ionization in combination with collision-induced dissociation (CID) and tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) were used, as well as UV and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. Specific ions or neutral losses generated under conditions of ES-MS/CID/MS permitted the establishment of structural features such as the free carboxyl group, the C-hexosidic part and the p-coumaroyl group. NMR spectroscopy was necessary to support the structure of the chromone-type aglycone and the glucosidic parts. Since the compounds are structurally related to aloesin and aloeresin A, which are chemotaxonomic markers of Aloe species, and have not been previously reported, we propose that they were formed by oxidative degradation during preparation of the herbal tea from an Aloe species or during its storage. PMID:12478554

  17. Effects of iriflophenone 3-C-β-glucoside on fasting blood glucose level and glucose uptake

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    Pranakhon, Ratree; Aromdee, Chantana; Pannangpetch, Patchareewan

    2015-01-01

    Background: One of the biological activities of agar wood (Aquilaria sinensis Lour., Thymelaeaceae), is anti-hyperglycemic activity. The methanolic extract (ME) was proven to possess the fasting blood glucose activity in rat and glucose uptake transportation by rat adipocytes. Objective: To determine the decreasing fasting blood glucose level of constituents affordable for in vivo test. If the test was positive, the mechanism which is positive to the ME, glucose transportation, will be performed. Materials and Methods: The ME was separated by column chromatography and identified by spectroscopic methods. Mice was used as an animal model (in vivo), and rat adipocytes were used for the glucose transportation activity (in vitro). Result: Iriflophenone 3-C-β-glucoside (IPG) was the main constituent, 3.17%, and tested for the activities. Insulin and the ME were used as positive controls. The ME, IPG and insulin lowered blood glucose levels by 40.3, 46.4 and 41.5%, respectively, and enhanced glucose uptake by 152, 153, and 183%, respectively. Conclusion: These findings suggest that IPG is active in lowering fasting blood glucose with potency comparable to that of insulin. PMID:25709215

  18. The multiple strategies of an insect herbivore to overcome plant cyanogenic glucoside defence.

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    Pentzold, Stefan; Zagrobelny, Mika; Roelsgaard, Pernille Slvhj; Mller, Birger Lindberg; Bak, Sren

    2014-01-01

    Cyanogenic glucosides (CNglcs) are widespread plant defence compounds that release toxic hydrogen cyanide by plant ?-glucosidase activity after tissue damage. Specialised insect herbivores have evolved counter strategies and some sequester CNglcs, but the underlying mechanisms to keep CNglcs intact during feeding and digestion are unknown. We show that CNglc-sequestering Zygaena filipendulae larvae combine behavioural, morphological, physiological and biochemical strategies at different time points during feeding and digestion to avoid toxic hydrolysis of the CNglcs present in their Lotus food plant, i.e. cyanogenesis. We found that a high feeding rate limits the time for plant ?-glucosidases to hydrolyse CNglcs. Larvae performed leaf-snipping, a minimal disruptive feeding mode that prevents mixing of plant ?-glucosidases and CNglcs. Saliva extracts did not inhibit plant cyanogenesis. However, a highly alkaline midgut lumen inhibited the activity of ingested plant ?-glucosidases significantly. Moreover, insect ?-glucosidases from the saliva and gut tissue did not hydrolyse the CNglcs present in Lotus. The strategies disclosed may also be used by other insect species to overcome CNglc-based plant defence and to sequester these compounds intact. PMID:24625698

  19. Pathobiochemical effect of acylated steryl-?-glucoside on aggregation and cytotoxicity of ?-synuclein.

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    Usuki, Seigo; Kamitani, Tetsu; Matsuo, Yasuhiro; Yu, Robert K

    2012-06-01

    Cycad seed consumption by the native islanders of Guam is frequently associated with high rates of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-parkinsonism dementia complex (ALS/PDC); furthermore, accompanying pathological examination often exhibits ?-synuclein inclusions in the neurons of the affected brain. Acylated steryl-?-glucoside (ASG) contained in cycad seeds is considered as causative environmental risk factor. We aimed to investigate whether ASG influences aggregation and cell toxicity of ?-synuclein. To understand whether ASG is a causative factor in the development of ALS/PDC, soybean-derived ASG was tested for its effect on in vitro aggregation of ?-synuclein using Thioflavin-T. ASG was also tested to determine whether it modulates ?-synuclein cytotoxicity in yeast cells. In addition, we determined whether an interaction between ASG and ?-synuclein occurs in the plasma membrane or cytoplasm using three factors: GM1 ganglioside, small unilamellar vesicles, and ATP. In the present study, we found that ASG-mediated acceleration of ?-synuclein aggregation is influenced by the presence of ATP, but not by the presence of GM1. ASG accelerated the ?-synuclein aggregation in the cytoplasm. ASG also enhanced ?-synuclein-induced cytotoxicity in yeast cells. This study demonstrated that ASG directly enhances aggregation and cytotoxicity of ?-synuclein, which are often observed in patients with ALS/PDC. These results, using assays that replicate cytoplasmic conditions, are consistent with the molecular mechanism that cytotoxicity is caused by intracellular ?-synuclein fibril formation in neuronal cells. PMID:22124781

  20. Pathobiochemical effect of acylated steryl-?-glucoside on aggregation and cytotoxicity of ?-synuclein

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    Usuki, Seigo; Kamitani, Tetsu; Matsuo, Yasuhiro; Yu, Robert, K.

    2013-01-01

    Objective Cycad seed consumption by the native islanders of Guam is frequently associated with high rates of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Parkinsonism Dementia Complex (ALS-PDC); furthermore, accompanying pathological examination often exhibits ?-synuclein inclusions in the neurons of the affected brain. Acylated steryl-?-glucoside (ASG) contained in cycad seeds is considered as causative environmental risk factor. We aimed to investigate whether ASG influences aggregation and cell toxicity of ?-synuclein. Methods To understand whether ASG is a causative factor in the development of ALS-PDC, soybean-derived ASG was tested for its effect on in vitro aggregation of ?-synuclein using Thioflavin-T. ASG was also tested to determine whether it modulates ?-synuclein cytotoxicity in yeast cells. In addition, we determined whether an interaction between ASG and ?-synuclein occurs in the plasma membrane or cytoplasm using three factors: GM1 ganglioside, small unilamellar vesicles, and ATP. Results In the present study, we found that ASG-mediated acceleration of ?-synuclein aggregation is influenced by the presence of ATP, but not by the presence of GM1. ASG accelerated the ?-synuclein aggregation in the cytoplasm. ASG also enhanced ?-synuclein-induced cytotoxicity in yeast cells. Conclusions This study demonstrated that ASG directly enhances aggregation and cytotoxicity of ?-synuclein, which are often observed in patients with ALS-PDC. These results, using assays that replicate cytoplasmic conditions, are consistent with the molecular mechanism that cell toxicity is caused by intracellular ?-synuclein fibril formation in neuronal cells. PMID:22124781

  1. Synthesis of ??-?mangostin-D-glucoside in supercritical carbon dioxide media.

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    Zarena, A S; Sankar, Kadimi Udaya

    2015-10-01

    ?-Mangostin, the major xanthone constituent of mangoteen fruit pericarp, has several important pharmaceutical application but its bioavailability is restricted due to its insolubility in water. Herein, we synthesized water soluble ?-mangostin-D-glucoside by glycosylation of ?-mangostin at hydroxyl group; using amyloglucosidase (3.2.1.3) catalyzed reaction in supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO2) media. Response surface methodology (RSM) based on a five-variable central composite rotatable design involving 32 experiments was used to determine the effect of pressure (80-160bar), temperature (35-75C), enzyme concentration (15-45mg), buffer pH (4.0-8.0) and buffer volume (1.0-5.0mL). Experimental data fitted the second-order polynomial equation as indicated by R(2) value of 0.94. The optimal enzymatic conversion within the experimental range of the variables reached 20.3% at a pressure of 120bar, temperature of 55C, enzyme concentration of 30mg, buffer volume of 3mL and pH6.0 which is well matched with the predictive yield. PMID:26396400

  2. A Natural Flavonoid Glucoside, Icariin, Regulates Th17 and Alleviates Rheumatoid Arthritis in a Murine Model

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    Chi, Liqun; Gao, Wenyuan; Shu, Xiangrong; Lu, Xin

    2014-01-01

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease that causes deformity of the joints and physical disability. Icariin, a natural flavonoid glucoside isolated from plants in the Epimedium family, has been proven to have various pharmacological activities. A recent study showed that icariin suppressed cartilage and bone degradation in mice of collagen-induced arthritis. However, the mechanism needs to be further investigated. In our current study, we found that icariin reduced the arthritis score and the incidence of arthritis compared with that in mice treated with water. Icariin inhibits the expression of various osteoclastogenic markers, such as ?3 integrin, cathepsin K, and MMP9 in vitro. Icariin treatment in mice with CIA also resulted in less number of Th17 cells and decreased ratio of CD4+IL-17+ cells. The alleviated arthritis score and incidence of arthritis and reduced serum levels of IgG2a induced by icariin were abolished with additional IL-17 administration. Furthermore, icariin inhibited STAT3 activation in T cells and STAT3 inhibitor resulted in decreased IL-17 production and alleviated RA. In conclusion, icariin decreases Th17 cells and suppresses the production of IL-17, which contributes to the alleviated rheumatoid arthritis, through the inhibition of STAT3 activation. PMID:25374443

  3. Characterization of beta-glucosidases with high specificity for the cyanogenic glucoside dhurrin in Sorghum bicolor (L.) moench seedlings.

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    Hsel, W; Tober, I; Eklund, S H; Conn, E E

    1987-01-01

    Two beta-glucosidases exhibiting high specificity for the cyanogenic glucoside dhurrin have been purified to near homogeneity from seedlings of Sorghum bicolor. Dhurrinase 1 was isolated from shoots of seedlings grown in the dark. Dhurrinase 2 was isolated from the green shoots of young seedlings grown in the light. The two enzymes were similar in following characteristics: their optimum activity is around pH 6.2; the enzymes are stable above pH 7; they are effectively inhibited by the beta-glycosidase inhibitors nojirimycin delta-gluconolactone and 1-amino-beta-D-glucoside. On the other hand, they clearly differed in other properties, e.g., molecular weights, isoelectric points, and substrate specificity. Moreover, dithiothreitol has no effect on dhurrinase 1, but is necessary for the activity of dhurrinase 2. Preliminary investigations indicate that the two enzymes are located in different parts of the sorghum seedlings: dhurrinase 1 is found in the coleoptiles and hypocotyls; dhurrinase 2 occurs in the leaves. Dhurrin (p-hydroxy-(S)-mandelonitrile-beta-D-glucoside) and its structural analog without the hydroxyl group, sambunigrin, were the only substrates hydrolyzed at high rate, the Km values with both enzymes being 0.15 and 0.3 mM, respectively. All other cyanogenic glucosides tested, as well as synthetic substrates such as 4-nitrophenyl-beta-D-glucoside, were in general poor substrates, especially for dhurrinase 1, the enzyme isolated from coleoptile and hypocotyl tissue. Dhurrinase 1 appears to exist within the seedlings as a tetramer (Mr - 2-2.4 X 10(5)) which dissociates without loss of activity into a dimeric form (Mr = 1-1.1 X 10(5)) upon extraction and purification. There is only one monomeric subunit with Mr = 5.7 X 10(4). Isolectric focusing and chromatofocusing of purified dhurrinase 1 showed the presence of at least three isomeric forms, but their relationship to each other is not known at the present time. Dhurrinase 2 appears to be a tetrameric protein with Mr = 2.5-3 X 10(5); it also has only one monomeric subunit of Mr = 6.1 X 10(4). In contrast to many other beta-glucosidases, the dhurrinases are not glycoproteins. PMID:3101594

  4. Maintenance of cold-preserved porcine hepatocyte function with UW solution and ascorbic acid-2 glucoside.

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    Takesue, Michihiko; Maruyama, Masanobu; Shibata, Norikuni; Kunieda, Takemi; Okitsu, Teru; Sakaguchi, Masakiyo; Totsugawa, Toshinori; Kosaka, Yoshikazu; Arata, Akira; Ikeda, Hideaki; Matsuoka, Junji; Oyama, Toshie; Kodama, Makoto; Ohmoto, Kenji; Yamamoto, Shinichiro; Kurabayashi, Yuzuru; Yamamoto, Itaru; Tanaka, Noriaki; Kobayashi, Naoya

    2003-01-01

    Normal human hepatocytes are an ideal source of liver-targeted cell therapies, such as hepatocyte transplantation and bioartificial livers, but availability of human donor livers for liver cell isolation is severely limited. To effectively utilize scarce donor organs for cell therapies, it is of extreme importance to establish an efficient isolation technique and an effective cold preservation solution for transportation of isolated cells. A lateral segment of the liver was surgically resected from pigs weighing 10 kg and a four-step collagenase and dispase digestion was conducted. Isolated hepatocytes were subjected to 8-h cold storage on ice. The following preservation solutions were tested: 1) University of Wisconsin (UW) solution, 2) UW with 100 microg/ml of ascorbic acid-2 glucoside (AA2G), 3) 100% fetal bovine serum (FBS), and 4) Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium (DMEM) supplemented with 100% FBS. The mean viability of porcine hepatocytes was 95.5 +/- 2.5% when isolated in three independent experiments. Viability, plating efficiency, membrane stability, and ammonia metabolic capacity of cold-preserved hepatocytes were significantly better maintained by the use of UW solution. When AA2G (100 microg/ml) was combined with UW solution, such parameters were further improved. It was explained by inhibition of caspase-3 activation and retention of ATP at high levels of hepatocytes preserved with UW solution containing AA2G. The present work demonstrates that a combination of UW solution with AA2G (100 microg/ml) would be a useful cold preservation means for the development of cell therapies. PMID:14579928

  5. Application of ascorbic acid 2-glucoside as a solubilizing agent for clarithromycin: solubilization and nanoparticle formation.

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    Inoue, Yutaka; Yoshimura, Sachie; Tozuka, Yuichi; Moribe, Kunikazu; Kumamoto, Takuya; Ishikawa, Tsutomu; Yamamoto, Keiji

    2007-02-22

    Clarithromycin (CAM) was co-ground with l-ascorbic acid 2-glucoside (AA-2G), a newly developed food additive, to improve the solubility characteristics. The complete solubilizing effect of AA-2G was observed for the ground mixture with 1:1 molar ratio. When ground mixtures of CAM and AA-2G (2:1) were dispersed into water, not only the solubilization of CAM was observed but also nanoparticle formation with a mean particle diameter of 280 nm. The CAM particles obtained in this manner were stable in suspension for at least 7 days. Zeta potential analysis showed that positive charges on the particle surface may be contributing to the stability of the suspension. 1H NMR spectrum of CAM dissolved in a phosphate buffer (pH 5.5) showed a signal derived from the N,N-dimethylamino group at 2.73 ppm, while that of an equimolar ground mixture of CAM with AA-2G in D2O (pH 5.5) showed clearly two signals at 2.65 and 2.77 ppm derived from the splitting of the two methyl groups. The 13C NMR spectrum of the equimolar ground mixture dissolved in D2O exhibited two signals derived from N,N-dimethyl carbons of desosamine group at 37.2 and 42.3 ppm, whereas unprocessed CAM showed no resonance signal arising from those carbons. Moreover, the carbon resonance at 163 and 173 ppm arising from the ketone group in the CAM lactone ring shifted downfield to 177 and 180 ppm after the co-grinding with AA-2G. The formation of nanoparticles was only observed when CAM was co-ground with AA-2G in the molar ratio of 2:1, which might be attributable to a grinding-induced interaction in the solid-state via the ketone group in lactone ring of CAM. PMID:17055675

  6. Cyanidin-3-glucoside isolated from mulberry fruit protects pancreatic ?-cells against oxidative stress-induced apoptosis.

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    Lee, Jong Seok; Kim, Young Rae; Song, In Gyu; Ha, Suk-Jin; Kim, Young Eon; Baek, Nam-In; Hong, Eock Kee

    2015-02-01

    The extract obtained from berries contains high amounts of anthocyanins, and this extract is used as a phytotherapeutic agent for different types of diseases. In this study, we examined the cytoprotective effects of cyanidin-3-glucoside (C3G) isolated from mulberry fruit against pancreatic ?-cell apoptosis caused by hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced oxidative stress. The MIN6 pancreatic ?-cells were used to investigate the cytoprotective effects of C3G on the oxidative stress-induced apoptosis of cells. Cell viability was examined by MTT assay and lipid peroxidation was assayed by thiobarbituric acid (TBA) reaction. Immunofluorescence staining, flow cytometry and western blot analysis were also used to determine apoptosis and the expression of proteins associated with apoptosis. Our results revealed that H2O2 increased the rate of apoptosis by stimulating various pro-apoptotic processes, such as the generation of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS), lipid peroxidation, DNA fragmentation and caspase-3 activation. However, C3G reduced the H2O2-induced cell death in the MIN6N pancreatic ?-cells. In addition, we confirmed that H2O2 activated mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs), such as extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK), c-Jun NH2-terminal kinase (JNK) and p38 MAPK. C3G inhibited the phosphorylation of ERK and p38 without inducing the phosphorylation of JNK. Furthermore, C3G regulated the intrinsic apoptotic pathway-associated proteins, such as proteins belonging to the Bcl-2 family, cytochrome c and caspase-3. Taken together, our results suggest that C3G isolated from mulberry fruit has potential for use as a phytotherapeutic agent for the prevention of diabetes by preventing oxidative stress-induced ?-cell apoptosis. PMID:25435295

  7. The Flavonoid Luteolin, but Not Luteolin-7-O-Glucoside, Prevents a Transthyretin Mediated Toxic Response

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    Pokrzywa, Malgorzata; Walfridsson, Malin; Sauer-Eriksson, A. Elisabeth; Olofsson, Anders

    2015-01-01

    Transthyretin (TTR) is a homotetrameric plasma protein with amyloidogenic properties that has been linked to the development of familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP), familial amyloidotic cardiomyopathy, and senile systemic amyloidosis. The in vivo role of TTR is associated with transport of thyroxine hormone T4 and retinol-binding protein. Loss of the tetrameric integrity of TTR is a rate-limiting step in the process of TTR amyloid formation, and ligands with the ability to bind within the thyroxin binding site (TBS) can stabilize the tetramer, a feature that is currently used as a therapeutic approach for FAP. Several different flavonoids have recently been identified that impair amyloid formation. The flavonoid luteolin shows therapeutic potential with low incidence of unwanted side effects. In this work, we show that luteolin effectively attenuates the cytotoxic response to TTR in cultured neuronal cells and rescues the phenotype of a Drosophila melanogaster model of FAP. The plant-derived luteolin analogue cynaroside has a glucoside group in position 7 of the flavone A-ring and as opposed to luteolin is unable to stabilize TTR tetramers and thus prevents a cytotoxic effect. We generated high-resolution crystal-structures of both TTR wild type and the amyloidogenic mutant V30M in complex with luteolin. The results show that the A-ring of luteolin, in contrast to what was previously suggested, is buried within the TBS, consequently explaining the lack of activity from cynaroside. The flavonoids represent an interesting group of drug candidates for TTR amyloidosis. The present investigation shows the potential of luteolin as a stabilizer of TTR in vivo. We also show an alternative orientation of luteolin within the TBS which could represent a general mode of binding of flavonoids to TTR and is of importance concerning the future design of tetramer stabilizing drugs. PMID:26020516

  8. Functional diversification of two UGT80 enzymes required for steryl glucoside synthesis in Arabidopsis.

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    Stucky, Daniel F; Arpin, James C; Schrick, Kathrin

    2015-01-01

    Steryl glucosides (SG) are abundant steroid conjugates in plant membranes. Beyond structural roles in lipid bilayers, functions in sugar transport, storage, and/or signalling are predicted. UDP-glucose:sterol glucosyltransferase 80A2 (UGT80A2) and UGT80B1, which share similarity to fungal counterparts, are implicated in SG synthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. A third related enzyme, which seems specific to the plant lineage, is encoded by UGT713B1/At5g24750. Genetic and biochemical approaches were employed to determine the role of each UGT gene in the production of specific SGs and acyl SGs (ASGs). Using direct infusion electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (ESI-MS/MS), SG and acyl SG (ASG) contents of ugt80 and ugt713 mutants, and triple and double mutants were profiled in seeds. In vitro enzyme assays were performed to assay substrate preferences. Both UGT80A2 and UGT80B1, but not UGT713B1 were shown to be coordinately down-regulated during seed imbibition when SG levels decline, consistent with similar functions as UGT80 enzymes. UGT80A2 was found to be required for normal levels of major SGs in seeds, whereas UGT80B1 is involved in accumulation of minor SG and ASG compounds. Although the results demonstrate specific activities for UGT80A2 and UGT80B1, a role for UGT713B1 in SG synthesis was not supported. The data show that UGT80A2, the more highly conserved enzyme, is responsible for the bulk production of SGs in seeds, whereas UGT80B1 plays a critical accessory role. This study extends our knowledge of UGT80 enzymes and provides evidence for specialized functions for distinct classes of SG and ASG molecules in plants. PMID:25316063

  9. Dual Role of Cyanidin-3-glucoside on the Differentiation of Bone Cells.

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    Park, K H; Gu, D R; So, H S; Kim, K J; Lee, S H

    2015-12-01

    Cyanidin-3-glucoside (C3G) is one of the major components of anthocyanin, a water-soluble phytochemical. Recent studies demonstrated the chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic activities of C3G in various conditions, including cancer, although the precise effects of C3G on osteoclast and osteoblast differentiation remain unclear. Here, we investigated the role of C3G in the differentiation of bone-associated cells and its underlying mechanism. C3G inhibited receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand (RANKL)-mediated osteoclast differentiation and formation in a dose-dependent manner and downregulated the expression of osteoclast differentiation marker genes. Pretreatment with C3G considerably reduced the induction of extracellular signal-regulated kinase, c-Jun N-terminal kinase, and p38 mitogen-activated kinases activation by RANKL in osteoclast precursor cells. Furthermore, C3G dramatically inhibited the expression of c-Fos and nuclear factor of activated T-cells, cytoplasmic 1, which are important transcription factors for osteoclast differentiation and activation. The formation of osteoclasts in coculture of bone marrow cells and calvaria-derived osteoblasts was also inhibited by C3G treatment, although the expression of macrophage colony-stimulating factor and RANKL (master factors for osteoclast differentiation and formation) and osteoprotegerin (a decoy receptor for RANKL) on osteoblasts was unaffected. The inhibitory effect of C3G on osteoclastogenesis is therefore targeted specifically to osteoclasts but not osteoblasts. Moreover, analysis of the expression levels of osteoblast differentiation marker genes and alizarin red staining showed that osteoblast differentiation and matrix formation increased after C3G treatment. Taken together, these results strongly suggest that C3G has a dual role in bone metabolism, as an effective inhibitor of osteoclast differentiation but also as an activator of osteoblast differentiation. Therefore, C3G may be used as a potent preventive or therapeutic agent for bone-related diseases, such as osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and periodontitis. PMID:26350961

  10. Eriodictyol-7-O-glucoside activates Nrf2 and protects against cerebral ischemic injury

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    Jing, Xu; Ren, Dongmei; Wei, Xinbing; Shi, Huanying; Zhang, Xiumei; Perez, Ruth G.; Lou, Haiyan; Lou, Hongxiang

    2013-12-15

    Stroke is a complex disease that may involve oxidative stress-related pathways in its pathogenesis. The nuclear factor erythroid-2-related factor 2/antioxidant response element (Nrf2/ARE) pathway plays an important role in inducing phase II detoxifying enzymes and antioxidant proteins and thus has been considered a potential target for neuroprotection in stroke. The aim of the present study was to determine whether eriodictyol-7-O-glucoside (E7G), a novel Nrf2 activator, can protect against cerebral ischemic injury and to understand the role of the Nrf2/ARE pathway in neuroprotection. In primary cultured astrocytes, E7G increased the nuclear localization of Nrf2 and induced the expression of the Nrf2/ARE-dependent genes. Exposure of astrocytes to E7G provided protection against oxygen and glucose deprivation (OGD)-induced oxidative insult. The protective effect of E7G was abolished by RNA interference-mediated knockdown of Nrf2 expression. In vivo administration of E7G in a rat model of focal cerebral ischemia significantly reduced the amount of brain damage and ameliorated neurological deficits. These data demonstrate that activation of Nrf2/ARE signaling by E7G is directly associated with its neuroprotection against oxidative stress-induced ischemic injury and suggest that targeting the Nrf2/ARE pathway may be a promising approach for therapeutic intervention in stroke. - Highlights: • E7G activates Nrf2 in astrocytes. • E7G stimulates expression of Nrf2-mediated cytoprotective proteins in astrocytes. • E7G protects astrocytes against OGD-induced cell death and apoptosis. • The neuroprotective effect of E7G involves the Nrf2/ARE pathway. • E7G protects rats against cerebral ischemic injury.

  11. Orcinol glucoside produces antidepressant effects by blocking the behavioural and neuronal deficits caused by chronic stress.

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    Ge, Jin-Fang; Gao, Wen-Chao; Cheng, Wen-Ming; Lu, Wei-Li; Tang, Jie; Peng, Lei; Li, Ning; Chen, Fei-Hu

    2014-01-01

    This study focused on the antidepressant potential of orcinol glucoside (OG) and its possible mechanisms of action. We established a depressed rat model using 3 consecutive weeks of chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS). The antidepressant-like effect of OG was revealed using the sucrose preference test, the open field test, the forced swimming test (FST), and the tail suspension test (TST). The activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis was evaluated by detecting the serum corticosterone (CORT) concentrations and mRNA expression of corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH) in the hypothalamus. The protein expression levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and total phosphorylated-ERK1/2 were detected by western blot. The results showed that OG treatment (1.5, 3, or 6mg/kg) alleviated the depression-like behaviour of rats under CUMS, as indicated by the increased sucrose preference and the decreased immobility in both the FST and TST, although the rearing frequency in the open field test increased only in the group that received the lowest dose (1.5mg/kg OG). Rats that received OG treatment exhibited reduced serum CORT levels and CRH mRNA expression in the hypothalamus, suggesting that the hyperactivity of the HPA axis in CUMS rats was reversed by OG treatment. Moreover, OG treatment upregulated the protein levels of BDNF and phosphorylated-ERK1/2 in the hippocampus, even above control levels. Our findings suggest that OG improved depressive behaviour in CUMS rats by downregulating HPA axis hyperactivity and increasing BDNF expression and ERK1/2 phosphorylation in the hippocampus. PMID:23838013

  12. Trihydroxybenzoic acid glucoside as a global skin color modulator and photo-protectant

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    Chajra, Hanane; Redziniak, Gérard; Auriol, Daniel; Schweikert, Kuno; Lefevre, Fabrice

    2015-01-01

    Background 3,4,5-Trihydroxybenzoic acid glucoside (THBG), a molecule produced by an original biocatalysis-based technology, was assessed in this study with respect to its skin photoprotective capacity and its skin color control property on Asian-type skin at a clinical level and on skin explant culture models. Methods The double-blinded clinical study was done in comparison to a vehicle by the determination of objective color parameters thanks to recognized quantitative and qualitative analysis tools, including Chroma-Meter, VISIA-CR™, and SIAscope™. Determination of L* (brightness), a* and b* (green–red and blue–yellow chromaticity coordinates), individual typology angle, and C* (chroma) and h* (hue angle) parameters using a Chroma-Meter demonstrated that THBG is able to modify skin color while quantification of ultraviolet (UV) spots by VISIA-CR™ confirmed its photoprotective effect. The mechanism of action of THBG molecule was determined using explant skin culture model coupled to histological analysis (epidermis melanin content staining). Results We have demonstrated that THBG was able to modulate significantly several critical parameters involved in skin color control such as L* (brightness), a* (redness), individual typology angle (pigmentation), and hue angle (yellowness in this study), whereas no modification occurs on b* and C* parameters. We have demonstrated using histological staining that THBG decrease epidermis melanin content under unirradiated and irradiated condition. We also confirmed that THBG molecule is not a sunscreen agent. Conclusion This study demonstrated that THBG controls skin tone via the inhibition of melanin synthesis as well as the modulation of skin brightness, yellowness, and redness. PMID:26648748

  13. Plant growth inhibition by cis-cinnamoyl glucosides and cis-cinnamic acid.

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    Hiradate, Syuntaro; Morita, Sayaka; Furubayashi, Akihiro; Fujii, Yoshiharu; Harada, Jiro

    2005-03-01

    Spiraea thunbergii Sieb. contains 1-O-cis-cinnamoyl-beta-D-glucopyranose (CG) and 6-O-(4'-hydroxy-2'-methylene-butyroyl)-1-O-cis-cinnamoyl-beta-D-glucopyranose (BCG) as major plant growth inhibiting constituents. In the present study, we determined the inhibitory activity of CG and BCG on root elongation of germinated seedlings of lettuce (Lactuca sativa), pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus), red clover (Trifolium pratense), timothy (Phleum pratense), and bok choy (Brassica rapa var chinensis) in comparison with that of two well-known growth inhibitors, 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and (+)-2-cis-4-trans-abscisic acid (cis-ABA), as well as two related chemicals of CG and BCG, cis-cinnamic acid (cis-CA) and trans-cinnamic acid (trans-CA). The EC50 values for CG and BCG on lettuce were roughly one-half to one-quarter of the value for cis-ABA. cis-Cinnamic acid, which is a component of CG and BCG, possessed almost the same inhibitory activity of CG and BCG, suggesting that the essential chemical structure responsible for the inhibitory activity of CG and BCG is cis-CA. The cis-stereochemistry of the methylene moiety is apparently needed for high inhibitory activity, as trans-CA had an EC50 value roughly 100 times that of CG, BCG, and cis-CA. Growth inhibition by CG, BCG, and cis-CA was influenced by the nature of the soil in the growing medium: alluvial soil preserved the bioactivity, whereas volcanic ash and calcareous soils inhibited bioactivity. These findings indicate a potential role of cis-CA and its glucosides as allelochemicals for use as plant growth regulators in agricultural fields. PMID:15898503

  14. Total glucosides of paeony for rheumatoid arthritis: a protocol for a systematic review

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    Luo, Jing; Jin, Di-Er; Yang, Guo-Yan; Zhang, Ying-Ze; Wang, Jian-Ming; Kong, Wei-Ping; Tao, Qing-Wen

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Total glucosides of paeony (TGP) is a natural plant extract, which is widely used in China for treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Many relevant randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of TGP for RA are available, but they have not been systematically reviewed. This systematic review aims to examine the effectiveness and safety of TGP in patients with RA. Methods and analyses We will search for RCTs of TGP in the treatment of RA, performed up until February 2016, in PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and four Chinese databases (Chinese Biomedical Database, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wanfang Database and Chinese Scientific Journal Database). Trial registers and reference lists of retrieved articles will also be searched to identify potential articles. RCTs comparing TGP with placebo, no treatment, or disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs for patients with RA will be retrieved. The primary outcomes will be disease improvement and disease remission. The secondary outcomes will be surrogate outcomes, symptoms, adverse effects, and quality of life. Two reviewers will independently extract data on participants, interventions, comparisons, outcomes, etc. The methodological quality of each included study will be evaluated using the Cochrane risk of bias tool, and the strength of evidence on prespecified outcomes will be assessed in accordance with the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation) approach. Review Manager 5.3 software will be used for data analyses. Meta-analyses will be performed if the data are sufficiently homogeneous, both statistically and clinically. Possible publication bias will also be checked using funnel plots once the number of included studies is sufficient. Ethics and dissemination Ethics approval is not required, as this study will not involve patients. The results of this study will be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal for publication, to inform both clinical practice and further research. Trial registration number CRD42015026345. PMID:26962036

  15. Investigation of coco-glucoside as a novel intestinal permeation enhancer in rat models.

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    Aguirre, Tanira A S; Rosa, Mnica; Guterres, Slvia S; Pohlmann, Adriana R; Coulter, Ivan; Brayden, David J

    2014-11-01

    Due to instability in the GI tract and low intestinal permeability, peptides invariably have oral bioavailabilities below 1% and this has prevented the development of oral formulations. A mild plant-derived naturalalkyl polyglycoside (APG), coco-glucoside (CG), was studied for its capacity to enable rat intestinal permeation of the paracellular sugar marker, fluorescein isothiocyanate-dextran 4000 (FD4), across isolated rat jejunal and colonic mucosae mounted in Ussing chambers, as well as the polypeptide, salmon calcitonin (sCT) following intra-intestinal instillations in rats. 0.1% (w/v) CG enabled a 2.9-fold increase in the apparent permeability coefficient (Papp) of FD4 over the basal Papp across colonic mucosae, but it was without effect in jejunal mucosae. In situ intestinal instillations revealed that although sCT was absorbed across rat colonic loops to a greater extent than jejunal, CG still improved sCT absolute bioavailability(F) from both segments. Histopathology of rat intestinal mucosae following exposure to CG indicated only minor perturbation with adequate maintenance of secretory function. High content analysis(HCA) on Caco-2 showed that acute and chronic exposure to a range of concentrations of CG did not cause sub-lethal damage at concentrations at which it was effective as an enhancer. Overall, CG increased bioavailability of sCT across rat jejunal and colonic loops without indication of tissue damage. Thus, CG has potential as a safe and effective intestinal enhancer for oral delivery of proteins and peptides. PMID:25445305

  16. Functional diversification of two UGT80 enzymes required for steryl glucoside synthesis in Arabidopsis

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    Stucky, Daniel F.; Arpin, James C.

    2015-01-01

    Steryl glucosides (SG) are abundant steroid conjugates in plant membranes. Beyond structural roles in lipid bilayers, functions in sugar transport, storage, and/or signalling are predicted. UDP-glucose:sterol glucosyltransferase 80A2 (UGT80A2) and UGT80B1, which share similarity to fungal counterparts, are implicated in SG synthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. A third related enzyme, which seems specific to the plant lineage, is encoded by UGT713B1/At5g24750. Genetic and biochemical approaches were employed to determine the role of each UGT gene in the production of specific SGs and acyl SGs (ASGs). Using direct infusion electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (ESI-MS/MS), SG and acyl SG (ASG) contents of ugt80 and ugt713 mutants, and triple and double mutants were profiled in seeds. In vitro enzyme assays were performed to assay substrate preferences. Both UGT80A2 and UGT80B1, but not UGT713B1 were shown to be coordinately down-regulated during seed imbibition when SG levels decline, consistent with similar functions as UGT80 enzymes. UGT80A2 was found to be required for normal levels of major SGs in seeds, whereas UGT80B1 is involved in accumulation of minor SG and ASG compounds. Although the results demonstrate specific activities for UGT80A2 and UGT80B1, a role for UGT713B1 in SG synthesis was not supported. The data show that UGT80A2, the more highly conserved enzyme, is responsible for the bulk production of SGs in seeds, whereas UGT80B1 plays a critical accessory role. This study extends our knowledge of UGT80 enzymes and provides evidence for specialized functions for distinct classes of SG and ASG molecules in plants. PMID:25316063

  17. Targeting RNA by Small Molecules: Comparative Structural and Thermodynamic Aspects of Aristololactam-?-D-glucoside and Daunomycin Binding to tRNAphe

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    Das, Abhi; Bhadra, Kakali; Suresh Kumar, Gopinatha

    2011-01-01

    Background Interaction of aristololactam-?-D-glucoside and daunomycin with tRNAphe was investigated using various biophysical techniques. Methodology/Principal Findings Absorption and fluorescence studies revealed that both the compounds bind tRNAphe non-cooperatively. The binding of daunomycin was about one order of magnitude higher than that of aristololactam-?-D-glucoside. Stronger binding of the former was also inferred from fluorescence quenching data, quantum efficiency values and circular dichroic results. Results from isothermal titration calorimetry experiments suggested that the binding of both compounds was predominantly entropy driven with a smaller but favorable enthalpy term that increased with temperature. A large favorable electrostatic contribution to the binding of daunomycin to tRNAphe was revealed from salt dependence data and the dissection of the free energy values. The electrostatic component to the free energy change for aristololactam-?-D-glucoside-tRNAphe interaction was smaller than that of daunomycin. This was also inferred from the slope of log K versus [Na+] plots. Both compounds enhanced the thermal stability of tRNAphe. The small heat capacity changes of -47 and -99 cal/mol K, respectively, observed for aristololactam-?-D-glucoside and daunomycin, and the observed enthalpy-entropy compensation phenomenon confirmed the involvement of multiple weak noncovalent interactions. Molecular aspects of the interaction have been revealed. Conclusions/Significance This study presents the structural and eneregetic aspects of the binding of aristololactam-?-D-glucoside and daunomycin to tRNAphe. PMID:21858023

  18. Chronic Exposure to Dietary Sterol Glucosides is Neurotoxic to Motor Neurons and Induces an ALS-PDC Phenotype

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    Tabata, R. C.; Wilson, J. M. B.; Ly, P.; Zwiegers, P.; Kwok, D.; Van Kampen, J. M.; Cashman, N.; Shaw, C. A.

    2008-01-01

    Epidemiological studies of the Guamanian variants of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and parkinsonism, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-parkinsonism dementia complex (ALS-PDC), have shown a positive correlation between consumption of washed cycad seed flour and disease occurrence. Previous in vivo studies by our group have shown that the same seed flour induces ALS and PDC phenotypes in out bred adult male mice. In vitro studies using isolated cycad compounds have also demonstrated that several of these are neurotoxic, specifically, a number of water insoluble phytosterol glucosides of which β-sitosterol β-d-glucoside (BSSG) forms the largest fraction. BSSG is neurotoxic to motor neurons and other neuronal populations in culture. The present study shows that an in vitro hybrid motor neuron (NSC-34) culture treated with BSSG undergoes a dose-dependent cell loss. Surviving cells show increased expression of HSP70, decreased cytosolic heavy neurofilament expression, and have various morphological abnormalities. CD-1 mice fed mouse chow pellets containing BSSG for 15 weeks showed motor deficits and motor neuron loss in the lumbar and thoracic spinal cord, along with decreased glutamate transporter labelling, and increased glial fibrillary acid protein reactivity. Other pathological outcomes included increased caspase-3 labelling in the striatum and decreased tyrosine-hydroxylase labelling in the striatum and substantia nigra. C57BL/6 mice fed BSSG-treated pellets for 10 weeks exhibited progressive loss of motor neurons in the lumbar spinal cord that continued to worsen even after the BSSG exposure ended. These results provide further support implicating sterol glucosides as one potential causal factor in the motor neuron pathology previously associated with cycad consumption and ALS-PDC. PMID:18196479

  19. Comparison of nano and conventional liquid chromatographic methods for the separation of (+)-catechin-ethyl-malvidin-3-glucoside diastereoisomers.

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    Kučera, Lukáš; Fanali, Salvatore; Aturki, Zeineb; Pospíšil, Tomáš; Bednář, Petr

    2016-01-01

    Nano-liquid chromatography and conventional HPLC were used for the separation of diastereomers of (+)-catechin-ethyl-malvidin-3-glucoside. Those bridged anthocyanin dyes were obtained by reaction of (+)-catechin with malvidin-3-glucoside in the presence of acetaldehyde. Both diastereomers were isolated with semipreparative chromatography and their structures were confirmed by nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry. In-laboratory prepared capillary columns packed with fully porous particles Chromosphere C18, dp=3μm, core-shell particles Kinetex C18, dp=2.6μm (100μm i.d.) and monolithic column Chromolith CapRod (100μm i.d.) were used for the separation of (+)-catechin, malvidin-3-glucoside and both diastereomers. Chromosphere C18 stationary phase provided the best chromatographic performance. Mobile phase containing water:acetonitrile (80:20) acidified with trifluoroacetic acid (0.1%, v/v/v) was used in an isocratic elution mode with a flow rate of 360nLmin(-1). Separation of studied compounds was achieved in less than 7min under optimized conditions. The nano-liquid chromatographic method and a conventional HPLC one using the same fully porous particles (Chromosphere C18, 3μm, 100mm×4.6mm) were compared providing higher separation efficiency with the first analytical method and similar selectivity. A better peak symmetry and higher resolution of the studied diastereomers was achieved by conventional chromatography. Nevertheless, nano-liquid chromatography appeared to be useful for the separation of complex anthocyanin dyes and can be utilized for their analysis in plant and food micro-samples. The developed method was used for analysis of red wine grape pomace. PMID:26433264

  20. A study of transglucosylation kinetic in an enzymatic synthesis of benzyl alcohol glucoside by ?-glucosidase from S. cerevisiae

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    Pavlovi?, M.; Dimitrijevi?, A.; Trbojevi?, J.; Milosavi?, N.; Gavrovi?-Jankulovi?, M.; Bezbradica, D.; Veli?kovi?, D.

    2013-12-01

    ?-1,4-Glucosidase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae is an enzyme which is widely used in synthesis of different drugs. Glucosidase inhibitors are studied as potential drugs for prevention of HIV and diabetes. For understanding of these processes it is very important to have insights in the transglucosylation activity of this enzyme. In this paper the kinetics of transglucosylation reaction catalyzed by this enzyme in the synthesis of benzyl alcohol glucoside was studied and all relevant kinetic constants for this system are found. It was shown one additional property of transglycosylation reactions catalyzed by glycosidasesinhibition by both, glucose acceptor and glucose donor, and mechanisms for these inhibitions were proposed.

  1. Protein--non-ionic detergent interaction. Interaction of bovine serum albumin with alkyl glucosides studied by equilibrium dialysis and infrared spectroscopy.

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    Wasylewski, Z; Kozik, A

    1979-03-15

    The binding isotherms of bovine serum albumin with octylglucoside and decyl glucoside were determined at 7 degrees C and 25 degrees C at pH 7.4 and ionic strength 0.1 M. The average number of detergent molecules bound was found to increase with increasing hydrocarbon chain length. Competitive binding indicates that alkylglycosides combine with the same sites as alkyl sulphates. Native bovine serum albumin has about 12 and 10 sites for non-ionic ligands at 7 degrees C and about 15 and 13 sites at 25 degrees C for octyl and decyl glucosides respectively. The values for standard free energy changes--delta G0, were calculated from the intrinsic association constants. Fourier-transformed infrared spectroscopy was used to study the effects of alkyl glucosides on the conformation of albumin. The results obtained indicate that there are no significant changes in protein structure. PMID:456344

  2. Development and validation of an LC-MS/MS analysis for simultaneous determination of delphinidin-3-glucoside, cyanidin-3-glucoside and cyanidin-3-(6-malonylglucoside) in human plasma and urine after blood orange juice administration.

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    Giordano, Lucia; Coletta, Walter; Rapisarda, Paolo; Donati, Maria Benedetta; Rotilio, Domenico

    2007-12-01

    Blood orange juice has a high content in anthocyanins, especially represented by delphinidin-3-glucoside (D3G), cyanidin-3-glucoside (C3G) and cyanidin-3-(6-malonylglucoside) (CMG). An LC-MS/MS method for the simultaneous determination of D3G and C3G in human plasma and urine was developed and validated. After sample preparation by SPE, chromatographic separation was performed with an RP-C(18) column, using a water/methanol linear gradient. The quantitation of target compounds was determined by multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) mode, using ESI. The method showed good selectivity, sensitivity (LOD = 0.05 and 0.10 ng/mL for C3G in plasma and urine, respectively; LOD = 0.10 ng/mL for D3G in plasma and urine), linearity (0.20-200 ng/mL; r >or= 0.998), intra- and interday precision and accuracy (

  3. Metabolism of monoterpenes: early steps in the metabolism of d-neomenthyl-. beta. -D-glucoside in peppermint (Mentha piperita) rhizomes

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    Croteau, R.; Sood, V.K.; Renstroem, B.; Bhushan, R.

    1984-11-01

    Previous studies have shown that the monoterpene ketone l-(G-/sup 3/H) menthone is reduced to the epimeric alcohols l-menthol and d-neomenthol in leaves of flowering peppermint (Mentha piperita L.), and that a portion of the menthol is converted to methyl acetate while the bulk of the neomenthol is transformed to neomenthyl-..beta..-D-glucoside which is then transported to the rhizome. Analysis of the disposition of l-(G)/sup 3/H)menthone applied to midstem leaves of intact flowering plants allowed the kinetics of synthesis and transport of the monoterpenyl glucoside to be determined, and gave strong indication that the glucoside was subsequently metabolized in the rhizome. Studies with d-(G-/sup 3/H)neomenthyl-..beta..-D-glucoside as substrate, using excised rhizomes or rhizome segments, confirmed the hydrolysis of the glucoside as an early step in metabolism at this site, and revealed that the terpenoid moiety was further converted to a series of ether-soluble, methanol-soluble, and water-soluble products. The conversion of menthone to the lactone, and of the lactone to more polar products, were confirmed in vivo using l-(G-/sup 3/H)menthone and l-(G-/sup 3/H)-3,4-menthone lactone as substrates. Additional oxidation products were formed in vivo via the desaturation of labeled neomenthol and/or menthone, but none of these transformations appeared to lead to ring opening of the p-menthane skeleton. Each step in the main reaction sequence, from hydrolysis of neomenthyl glucoside to lactonization of menthone, was demonstrated in cell-free extracts from the rhizomes of flowering mint plants. The lactomization step is of particular significance in providing a means of cleaving the p-methane ring to afford an acyclic carbon skeleton that can be further degraded by modifications of the well-known ..beta..-oxidation sequence. 41 references, 3 figures, 1 table.

  4. Glucose and glucose esters in the larval secretion of Chrysomela lapponica; selectivity of the glucoside import system from host plant leaves.

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    Tolzin-Banasch, Karla; Dagvadorj, Enkhmaa; Sammer, Ulrike; Kunert, Maritta; Kirsch, Roy; Ploss, Kerstin; Pasteels, Jacques M; Boland, Wilhelm

    2011-02-01

    Larvae of Chrysomela lapponica (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) sequester characteristic O-glucosides from the leaves of their food plants, namely Betula and/or Salix The present study focuses on birch-feeding larvae of C. lapponica from the Altai region in East Kazakhstan. As in other sequestering leaf beetle larvae, the compounds are transported intact via different membrane barriers into the defensive system, followed by glucoside cleavage and subsequent transformations of the plant-derived aglycones. Unlike previous studies with model compounds, we studied the sequestration of phytogenic precursors by analyzing the complex pattern of glucosides present in food plant Betula rotundifolia (39 compounds) and compared this composition with the aglycones present as butyrate esters in the defensive secretion. In addition to the analytic approach, the insect's ability, to transport individual glucosides was tested by using hydrolysis-resistant thioglucoside analogs, applied onto the leaf surface. The test compounds reach the defensive system intact and without intermediate transformation. No significant difference of the transport capacity and selectivity was observed between larvae of birch-feeding population from Kazakhstan, and previous results for larvae of birch-feeding population from the Czech Republic or willow-feeding populations. Overall, the transport of the phytogenic glucosides is highly selective and highly efficient, since only minor compounds of the spectrum of phytogenic glucoside precursors contribute to the limited number of aglycones utilized in the defensive secretion. Interestingly, salicortin 44 and tremulacin 60 were found in the leaves, but no aldehyde or esters of salicylalcohol. Surprisingly, we observed large amounts of free glucose, together with small amounts of 6-O-butyrate esters of glucose (27a/b and 28a/b). PMID:21301937

  5. A novel anti-inflammatory compound, artonkin-4'-O-glucoside, from the leaves of Artocarpus tonkinensis suppresses experimentally induced arthritis.

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    Dang, D T N; Eriste, E; Liepinsh, E; Trinh, T T; Erlandsson-Harris, H; Sillard, R; Larsson, P

    2009-02-01

    Artocarpus tonkinenesis (Moraceae) has been used in Vietnamese traditional medicine for the treatment of backache and joint diseases since many 100 years. We have previously shown that a crude extract of A. tonkinensis elicited anti-inflammatory effects in rat collagen-induced arthritis (CIA), with significant improvement of disease symptoms. However, the pharmacological basis of the bioactivity of A. tonkinensis extract is not known. In the present study, we have isolated four individual active components from A. tonkinensis extract by reverse phase high-pressure liquid chromatography. The structures of the compounds were determined by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and mass spectrometry and their biological effects investigated. A novel biologically active flavonoid glucoside (5-hydroxy-8-hydroxymethyl-8-methyl-2-[4-(3,4,5-trihydroxy-6-hydroxymethyl-tetrahydro-pyran-2-yloxy)-phenyl]-8H-pyrano[3,2-g]chromen-4-one) with an average molecular mass of 514.49 Da was isolated.We have named the compound artonkin-4'-O-glucoside. The name 'artonkin' for the novel flavonoid part of the compound was coined from the Latin name of its source Artocarpus tonkinensis. The three other active flavonoid glucosides isolated and characterized were alphitonin-4-O-beta-D-glucoside, maesopsin-4-O-beta-D-glucoside and kaempherol-3-O-beta-D-glucoside. All four compounds were found to cause anti-inflammatory effect with different potencies. The anti-inflammatory effects demonstrated in the rat model of arthritis correlate well with the inhibition of mitogen-induced T-cell proliferation. Furthermore, the compounds inhibit production of cytokines, such as tumour necrosis factor-a and interferon-c, in mitogen-stimulated T cells in a concentration-dependent manner. We postulate that the isolated flavonoids suppress T-cell proliferation as well as cytokine expression and thereby contribute to an amelioration of arthritis severity in CIA. PMID:19170963

  6. Enzymatic Formation of Novel Ginsenoside Rg1-α-Glucosides by Rat Intestinal Homogenates.

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    Mathiyalagan, Ramya; Kim, Young-Hoi; Kim, Yeon Ju; Kim, Myung-Kon; Kim, Min-Ji; Yang, Deok Chun

    2015-12-01

    The variation of linkage positions in ginsenosides leads to diverse pharmacological efficiencies. The hydrolysis and transglycosylation properties of glycosyl hydrolase family enzymes have a great impact on the synthesis of novel and structurally diversified compounds. In this study, six ginsenoside Rg1-α-glucosides were found to be synthesized from the reaction mixture of maltose as a donor and ginsenoside Rg1 as a sugar acceptor in the presence of rat small intestinal homogenates, which exhibit high α-glucosidase activities. The individual compounds were purified and were identified by spectroscopy (HPLC-MS, (1)H-NMR, and (13)C-NMR) as 6-O-[α-D-glcp-(1→4)-β-D-glcp]-20-O-(β-D-glcp)-20(S)-protopanaxatriol, 6-O-β-D-glcp-20-O-[α-D-glcp-(1→6)-(β-D-glcp)]-20(S)-protopanaxatriol, 6-O-β-D-glcp-20-O-[α-D-glcp-(1→4)-(β-D-glcp)]-20(S)-protopanaxatriol, 6-O-[α-D-glcp-(1→6)-β-D-glcp]-20-O-(β-glcp)-20(S)-protopanaxatriol, 6-O-[α-D-glcp-(1→3)-β-D-glcp]-20-O-(β-D-glcp)-20(S)-protopanaxatriol, and 6-O-β-D-glcp-20-O-[α-D-glcp-(1→3)-(β-D-glcp)]-20(S)-protopanaxatriol. Among these six, 6-O-β-D-glcp-20-O-α-D-glcp-(1→6)-(β-D-glcp)-20(S)-protopanaxatriol and 6-O-α-D-glcp-(1→6)-β-D-glcp-20-O-(β-D-glcp)-20(S)-protopanaxatriol are considered to be novel compounds of alpha-ginsenosidal saponins which pharmacological activities should be further characterized. This is the first report on the enzymatic elaboration of ginsenoside Rg1 derivatives using rat intestinal homogenates. To the best of our knowledge, it is also the first to reveal the sixth and 20th positions of an unusual α-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→6)-β-D-glucopyranosyl sugar chain with 20(S)-protopanaxatriol saponins in Panax ginseng Mayer. PMID:26411353

  7. Occurrence and fate of the norsesquiterpene glucoside ptaquiloside (PTA) in soils

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    Zaccone, Claudio; Cavoski, Ivana; Costi, Roberta; Sarais, Giorgia; Caboni, Pierluigi; Miano, Teodoro M.; Lattanzio, Vincenzo

    2014-05-01

    The bracken fern Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn, one of the most common plant species on Earth, produces a wide range of secondary metabolites including the norsesquiterpene glucoside ptaquiloside (PTA). This bracken constituent causes acute poisoning, blindness and cancer in animals, and can be transferred to man when bracken is utilized as food. Also milk from cows eating bracken is thought to be the vector for the transfer of PTA to humans, as well as PTA-contaminated drinking waters. Although some studies on the effect of growth conditions and soil properties on the production and mobility of PTA have been carried out (mainly in the North of Europe), results are sometimes conflicting and further investigations are needed. The aim of the present work is to study the occurrence and the fate of PTA in soils showing different physico-chemical features, collected in different pedoclimatic areas (from the South of Italy), but having the extensive ("wild") livestock farming as common denominator. The PTA content was determined in both soil and fern samples by GC-MS; both the extraction protocol and recovery were previously tested through incubation studies. Soils samples were also characterizes from the physical and chemical point of view (pH, EC, texture, total carbonates, cation exchange capacity, organic C, total N, available nutrients and heavy metal concentration) in order to correlate the possible influence of soil parameters on PTA production, occurrence and mobility. PTA concentration in soil samples was always

  8. Direct intestinal absorption of red fruit anthocyanins, cyanidin-3-glucoside and cyanidin-3,5-diglucoside, into rats and humans.

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    Miyazawa, T; Nakagawa, K; Kudo, M; Muraishi, K; Someya, K

    1999-03-01

    We determined red fruit anthocyanins, cyanidin-3-glucoside (Cy-g) and cyanidin-3,5-diglucoside (Cy-dg), incorporated into plasma and liver of rats and human plasma by UV-HPLC. Fifteen minutes after an oral supplementation of a mixture of 320 mg of Cy-g and 40 mg of Cy-dg/kg of body weight, rats showed an increase to a maximum of 1563 microg (3490 nmol) of Cy-g/L and 195 microg (320 nmol) of Cy-dg/L in plasma and 0.067 microg (0.15 nmol) of Cy-g/g and a trace of Cy-dg together with methylated metabolites such as peonidin-3-glucoside in liver. In human plasma, 30 min after intake (2.7 mg of Cy-g and 0.25 mg of Cy-dg/kg of body weight), an average of 11 microg (24 nmol) of Cy-g/L and a trace of Cy-dg were found. Cyanidin as aglycone of Cy-g and Cy-dg was not found in such plasma samples, neither were conjugated and methylated anthocyanins. The results indicated that anthocyanins are incorporated keeping structurally intact glycoside forms, from the digestive tract into the blood circulation system in mammals. PMID:10552420

  9. Dirigent Protein-Mediated Lignan and Cyanogenic Glucoside Formation in Flax Seed: Integrated Omics and MALDI Mass Spectrometry Imaging.

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    Dalisay, Doralyn S; Kim, Kye Won; Lee, Choonseok; Yang, Hong; Rübel, Oliver; Bowen, Benjamin P; Davin, Laurence B; Lewis, Norman G

    2015-06-26

    An integrated omics approach using genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics (MALDI mass spectrometry imaging, MSI), and bioinformatics was employed to study spatiotemporal formation and deposition of health-protecting polymeric lignans and plant defense cyanogenic glucosides. Intact flax (Linum usitatissimum) capsules and seed tissues at different development stages were analyzed. Transcriptome analyses indicated distinct expression patterns of dirigent protein (DP) gene family members encoding (-)- and (+)-pinoresinol-forming DPs and their associated downstream metabolic processes, respectively, with the former expressed at early seed coat development stages. Genes encoding (+)-pinoresinol-forming DPs were, in contrast, expressed at later development stages. Recombinant DP expression and DP assays also unequivocally established their distinct stereoselective biochemical functions. Using MALDI MSI and ion mobility separation analyses, the pinoresinol downstream derivatives, secoisolariciresinol diglucoside (SDG) and SDG hydroxymethylglutaryl ester, were localized and detectable only in early seed coat development stages. SDG derivatives were then converted into higher molecular weight phenolics during seed coat maturation. By contrast, the plant defense cyanogenic glucosides, the monoglucosides linamarin/lotaustralin, were detected throughout the flax capsule, whereas diglucosides linustatin/neolinustatin only accumulated in endosperm and embryo tissues. A putative biosynthetic pathway to the cyanogens is proposed on the basis of transcriptome coexpression data. Localization of all metabolites was at ca. 20 μm resolution, with the web based tool OpenMSI enabling not only resolution enhancement but also an interactive system for real-time searching for any ion in the tissue under analysis. PMID:25981198

  10. Biochemical Characterization of a Recombinant UDP-glucosyltransferase from Rice and Enzymatic Production of Deoxynivalenol-3-O-?-D-glucoside.

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    Michlmayr, Herbert; Malachov, Alexandra; Varga, Elisabeth; Kleinov, Jana; Lemmens, Marc; Newmister, Sean; Rayment, Ivan; Berthiller, Franz; Adam, Gerhard

    2015-07-01

    Glycosylation is an important plant defense mechanism and conjugates of Fusarium mycotoxins often co-occur with their parent compounds in cereal-based food and feed. In case of deoxynivalenol (DON), deoxynivalenol-3-O-?-D-glucoside (D3G) is the most important masked mycotoxin. The toxicological significance of D3G is not yet fully understood so that it is crucial to obtain this compound in pure and sufficient quantities for toxicological risk assessment and for use as an analytical standard. The aim of this study was the biochemical characterization of a DON-inactivating UDP-glucosyltransferase from rice (OsUGT79) and to investigate its suitability for preparative D3G synthesis. Apparent Michaelis constants (Km) of recombinant OsUGT79 were 0.23 mM DON and 2.2 mM UDP-glucose. Substrate inhibition occurred at DON concentrations above 2 mM (Ki = 24 mM DON), and UDP strongly inhibited the enzyme. Cu2+ and Zn2+ (1 mM) inhibited the enzyme completely. Sucrose synthase AtSUS1 was employed to regenerate UDP-glucose during the glucosylation reaction. With this approach, optimal conversion rates can be obtained at limited concentrations of the costly co-factor UDP-glucose. D3G can now be synthesized in sufficient quantity and purity. Similar strategies may be of interest to produce ?-glucosides of other toxins. PMID:26197338

  11. In vitro evaluation of the effects of protein-polyphenol-polysaccharide interactions on (+)-catechin and cyanidin-3-glucoside bioaccessibility.

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    Oliveira, Ana; Pintado, Manuela

    2015-11-01

    The bioaccessibility of cyanidin-3-glucoside and (+)-catechin in model solutions when ?-lactoglobulin (?-LG) and pectin/chitosan are present was investigated using an in vitro model simulating gastrointestinal conditions. In the mouth, the free cyanidin content increased (+) 90 and 14% while the (+)-catechin content decreased (-) 23 and 13%, respectively for mixtures with -pectin and -?-LG-pectin. Under gastric conditions, the cyanidin content decreased 85 and 28% for mixtures with -pectin and -?-LG-pectin. On the contrary, after gastric digestion, (+)-catechin bioaccessibility increased and exhibited values similar to the original samples for all the systems tested. The transition to the intestinal environment induced a significant alteration on both polyphenols and this effect was more marked for cyanidin. Systems with pectin allowed obtaining a higher content of bioaccessible cyanidin. The gastric conditions promoted an increase in the antioxidant capacity, followed by a decrease of it in the intestine. The free (+)-catechin and cyanidin-3-glucoside contents decreased when exposed to the gastrointestinal tract conditions. However, when incorporated in food matrix components, the gastrointestinal tract may act positively on the extraction of polyphenols, since they are progressively released from protein and polysaccharide bonds, being available for the absorption and to exert their biological effects. PMID:26289110

  12. Formation of bile acid glucosides by a sugar nucleotide-independent glucosyltransferase isolated from human liver microsomes.

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    Matern, H; Matern, S; Gerok, W

    1984-11-01

    A heat-labile protein has been detected in microsomes from human liver which catalyzes the formation of glucosides of the bile acids chenodeoxycholic, deoxycholic, and ursodeoxycholic acids. This glucosyltransferase activity has been purified about 900-fold from human liver microsomes, resulting in homogeneity as determined by sodium dodecyl sulfate gel electrophoresis. The subunit molecular weight was calculated to be about 56,000. The enzyme was separated from bile acid UDP-glucuronosyltransferase [UDP-glucuronate beta-D-glucuronosyltransferase (acceptor-unspecific), EC 2.4.1.17] during purification and does not catalyze the formation of bile acid glucuronides. The purified glucosyltransferase utilizes lipophilic alkyl beta-D-glucopyranosides as artificial donor substrates and dolichyl phosphoglucose as natural donor for the transfer of glucose to bile acids and does not exhibit bile acid conjugating activity in the presence of sugar nucleotides such as UDP-glucose. The apparent Km values estimated for various alkyl beta-D-glucopyranosides decreased with increasing alkyl chain length from 680 X 10(-6) M for hexyl beta-D-glucopyranoside to 20 X 10(-6) M as estimated for decyl and dodecyl beta-D-glucopyranoside. The results suggest that a glucoside-conjugation pathway of bile acids exists in humans. This conjugation is catalyzed by a sugar nucleotide-independent glucosyltransferase and is therefore distinct from the known mechanisms of glycoside conjugation. PMID:6239286

  13. Enzymatic hydrolysis of pyridoxine-5'-beta-D-glucoside is catalyzed by intestinal lactase-phlorizin hydrolase.

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    Mackey, Amy D; Henderson, George N; Gregory, Jesse F

    2002-07-26

    An obligatory step in the mammalian nutritional utilization of pyridoxine-5'-beta-D-glucoside (PNG) is the intestinal hydrolysis of its beta-glucosidic bond that releases pyridoxine (PN). This laboratory previously reported the purification and partial characterization of a novel cytosolic enzyme, designated PNG hydrolase, which hydrolyzed PNG. An investigation of the subcellular distribution of intestinal PNG hydrolysis found substantial hydrolytic activity in the total membrane fraction, of which 40-50% was localized to brush border membrane. To investigate the possible role of a brush border beta-glucosidase in the hydrolysis of PNG, lactase phlorizin hydrolase (LPH) was purified from rat small intestinal mucosa. LPH hydrolyzed PNG with a K(m) of 1.0 +/- 0.1 mm, a V(max) of 0.11 +/- 0.01 micromol/min.mg protein, and a k(cat) of 1.0 s(-1). LPH-catalyzed PNG hydrolysis was inhibited by glucose, lactose, and cellobiose but not by PN. Specific blockage of the phlorizin hydrolase site of LPH using 2',4'-dintrophenyl-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-beta-D-glucopyranoside did not reduce PNG hydrolysis. Evidence of transferase activity was also obtained. Reaction mixtures containing LPH, PNG, and lactose yielded the formation of another PN derivative that was identified as a pyridoxine disaccharide. These results indicate that LPH may play an important role in the bioavailability of PNG, but further characterization is needed to assess its physiological function. PMID:12023280

  14. C-Glucoside xanthone from the stem bark extract of Bersama engleriana

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    Djemgou, Pierre C.; Hussien, Taha A.; Hegazy, Mohamed-Elamir F.; Ngandeu, Franois; Neguim, Gilles; Tane, Pierre; Mohamed, Abou-El-Hamd H.

    2010-01-01

    Background: The genus Bersama belongs to the Melianthaceae family and comprises of four species (B. swinnyi, B. yangambiensis, B. abyssinica, and B. engleriana) all of which are very high trees; the latter two detected species are found in Cameroon. Previous phytochemical investigation on B. yangambiensis, B. swinnyi, and B. abyssinica led to the isolation of triterpenes, saponins, flavonoids, and xanthones. Method: The stem bark of B. engleriana were collected in the village, Baham near Bafoussam city, Cameroon in August 2003 and identifi ed by Dr. Onana National Herbaruim, Yaound?, Cameroon. The air dried and powdered stem bark of B. engleriana (1 kg) was extracted at room temperature with CH2Cl2-MeOH (1:1) 5 L for 48 hours. The mixture of the solvent was removed by evaporation to yield 200 g of crude extract. The latter was then dissolved in CH2Cl2 to give the CH2Cl2 soluble fraction of 5 g and a remaining gum of 195 g. Part of the remaining gum (22 g) was dissolved in water and extracted four times with butanol to give 12 g of red oil; which was then separated by paper chromatography, with butanol-acetic acid-water (4:1:5), to give 3 g of orange gum; purification was carried out on HPLC with MeOH (100%) to yield 2 g of mangiferin (1) as red oil. The CH2Cl2 soluble extract was eluted on silica gel n-hexane-CH2Cl2 gradient ratio and Sephadex LH-20 (n-hexane -CH2Cl2 -MeOH, (7:4:0.5) to afford compounds swinniol (2), ?4-stigmaster-3?-ol (3), 4-methylstigmaster-5,23-dien-3?-ol(4). Results: Herein, we carried out a phytochemical study of the stem bark of B. engleriana, and we report herein the isolation and structural elucidation of mangiferin, in addition to three triterpenes, previously reported from other species of the genus.[35] The assignment of the signals of mangiferin was determined using 1H, 13C-NMR, and 2D-NMR spectral data (HMQC, COSY, HMBC). The terpenoids were identifi ed by comparison of their 1H and 13C-NMR spectra with the literature data. Fractionation of the CH2Cl2-MeOH (1:1) extract of the stem bark of B. engleriana Guike gave mangiferin (1), in addition to three previously reported triterpenes, swinniol (2), ?4-stigmaster-3?-ol (3), and 4-methylstigmaster-5,23-dien-3-?-ol (4). Conclusions: A chemical investigation of the CH2Cl2-MeOH extract of the stem bark of Bersama engleriana afforded a xanthone C-glucoside (mangiferin) and fi rst isolation of three terpenoids from this species: swinniol (2), ?4-stigmaster-3?-ol (3), and 4-methylstigmaster-5,23-dien-3-?-ol (4). The complete 1H and 13C chemical shift assignments of mangiferin were determined using 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopic data (COSY, HMQC, HMBC, DEPT). The structures of the terpenoids were determined from their 1H and 13C NMR data and compared with the literature data. PMID:21808572

  15. A Versatile Family 3 Glycoside Hydrolase from Bifidobacterium adolescentis Hydrolyzes β-Glucosides of the Fusarium Mycotoxins Deoxynivalenol, Nivalenol, and HT-2 Toxin in Cereal Matrices

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    Varga, Elisabeth; Malachova, Alexandra; Nguyen, Nhung Thi; Lorenz, Cindy; Haltrich, Dietmar; Berthiller, Franz; Adam, Gerhard

    2015-01-01

    Glycosylation plays a central role in plant defense against xenobiotics, including mycotoxins. Glucoconjugates of Fusarium toxins, such as deoxynivalenol-3-O-β-d-glucoside (DON-3G), often cooccur with their parental toxins in cereal-based food and feed. To date, only limited information exists on the occurrence of glucosylated mycotoxins and their toxicological relevance. Due to a lack of analytical standards and the requirement of high-end analytical instrumentation for their direct determination, hydrolytic cleavage of β-glucosides followed by analysis of the released parental toxins has been proposed as an indirect determination approach. This study compares the abilities of several fungal and recombinant bacterial β-glucosidases to hydrolyze the model analyte DON-3G. Furthermore, substrate specificities of two fungal and two bacterial (Lactobacillus brevis and Bifidobacterium adolescentis) glycoside hydrolase family 3 β-glucosidases were evaluated on a broader range of substrates. The purified recombinant enzyme from B. adolescentis (BaBgl) displayed high flexibility in substrate specificity and exerted the highest hydrolytic activity toward 3-O-β-d-glucosides of the trichothecenes deoxynivalenol (DON), nivalenol, and HT-2 toxin. A Km of 5.4 mM and a Vmax of 16 μmol min−1 mg−1 were determined with DON-3G. Due to low product inhibition (DON and glucose) and sufficient activity in several extracts of cereal matrices, this enzyme has the potential to be used for indirect analyses of trichothecene-β-glucosides in cereal samples. PMID:25979885

  16. SGLT-1 Transport and Deglycosylation inside Intestinal Cells Are Key Steps in the Absorption and Disposition of Calycosin-7-O-β-d-Glucoside in Rats.

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    Shi, Jian; Zheng, Haihui; Yu, Jia; Zhu, Lijun; Yan, Tongmeng; Wu, Peng; Lu, Linlin; Wang, Ying; Hu, Ming; Liu, Zhongqiu

    2016-03-01

    Hydrolysis by lactase-phloridzin hydrolase (LPH) is the first and critical step in the absorption of isoflavonoid glucosides. However, the absorption characteristics of calycosin-7-O-β-d-glucoside (CG) slightly differ from other isoflavonoid glucosides. In this study, we used the rat intestinal perfusion model and performed pharmacokinetic studies and in vitro experiments to determine the factors influencing CG absorption and disposition. After oral administration of isoflavonoid glucosides, LPH was found to play minimal or no role on the hydrolysis of CG, in contrast to that of daidzin. CG was mainly transported into the small intestinal cells by sodium-dependent glucose transporter 1 (SGLT-1) as intact. This pathway could be the main mechanism underlying the high permeability of CG in the small intestine. CG was likely to be hydrolyzed in enterocytes to its aglycone calycosin by broad-specific β-glucuronides (BSβG) and glucocerebrosidase or rapidly metabolized. Calycosin was also rapidly and extensively metabolized to 3'-glucuronide in the enterocytes and liver, and the glucuronidation rates of calycosin and CG were much higher in the former. The metabolites were also transported into lumen by breast cancer resistance protein and multidrug resistance-associated protein 2. In conclusion, the enterocytes could be an important site for CG absorption, deglycosylation, and metabolism in rats. This study could contribute to the theoretical foundation and mechanism of absorption and disposition of flavonoid compounds. PMID:26658676

  17. Malvidin-3-glucoside protects endothelial cells up-regulating endothelial NO synthase and inhibiting peroxynitrite-induced NF-kB activation.

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    Paixão, Joana; Dinis, Teresa C P; Almeida, Leonor M

    2012-09-30

    Anthocyanins are the most abundant flavonoid constituents of fruits and vegetables and several epidemiological studies suggest that the consumption of these compounds protect against several diseases, including vascular disorders. Previously, we have reported that anthocyanins are able to counteract peroxynitrite-induced apoptotic effects in endothelial cells through inhibition of several crucial signaling cascades, upstream and downstream of mitochondria. Following these studies, here we investigated possible effects of malvidin-3-glucoside, one of the main dietary anthocyanins, on NO bioavailability and on peroxynitrite-induced NF-kB activation in the same cell model. Our results show that treatment of bovine arterial endothelial cells with malvidin-3-glucoside up-regulated eNOS mRNA, leading to the enhancement of eNOS activity and NO production, an effect even greater when cells were further stimulated with peroxynitrite. On the other hand, in these activated endothelial cells, malvidin-3-glucoside suppressed pro-inflammatory mediators, namely iNOS expression/NO biosynthesis, COX-2 expression and IL-6 production, through inhibition of NF-kB activation. These findings suggest a potential role of malvidin-3-glucoside in NO balance and in inhibition of pro-inflammatory signaling pathways, supporting its benefits in cardiovascular health and pointing to anthocyanins as a promising tool for development of functional foods and nutraceuticals to improve endothelial function. PMID:22959858

  18. Determination of citrus limonoid glucosides by high performance liquid chromatography coupled to post-column reaction with Ehrlich’s Reagent

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    A method for the identification and quantification of citrus limonoid glucosides in juices based upon high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) separation coupled to post-column reaction with Ehrlichs’s reagent has been developed. This method utilizes a phenyl stationary phase and an isocratic ...

  19. Liquid Chromatography-Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry Method for the Rapid Identification of Citrus Limonoid Glucosides in Citrus Juices and Extracts

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    A rapid and selective liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS) method to screen citrus samples for limonoid glucosides and estimate their relative concentrations has been developed. This method utilizes a phenyl stationary phase, whereas previous methods have reli...

  20. Protective Role of Malvidin-3-Glucoside on Peroxynitrite-Induced Damage in Endothelial Cells by Counteracting Reactive Species Formation and Apoptotic Mitochondrial Pathway

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    Paixão, Joana; Dinis, Teresa C. P.; Almeida, Leonor M.

    2012-01-01

    The health-promoted benefits of anthocyanins, including vascular protective effects and antiatherogenic properties, have now been recognized, but the involved molecular mechanisms have not been well elucidated. Following our previous work on cytoprotective mechanisms of some anthocyanins against apoptosis triggered by peroxynitrite in endothelial cells, here we investigated the protective role of malvidin-3-glucoside, a major dietary anthocyanin, on such deleterious process, by exploring the interference on cellular reactive species formation and on apoptotic mitochondrial pathway. Preincubation of cells with 25 μM malvidin-3-glucoside protected efficiently endothelial cells from peroxynitrite-promoted apoptotic death, an effect which may be partially mediated by its ability to decrease the formation of reactive species after cell aggression, as assessed by the dichlorodihydrofluorescein diacetate assay and by carbonyl groups formation. Moreover, malvidin-3-glucoside inhibited mitochondrial apoptotic signaling pathways induced by peroxynitrite, by counteracting mitochondrial membrane depolarization, the activation of caspase-3 and -9, and the increase in the expression of the proapoptotic Bax protein. Altogether, our data expands our knowledge about the molecular mechanisms underlying the vascular protection afforded by malvidin-3-glucoside, and anthocyanins in general, in the context of prevention of endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis. PMID:22792413

  1. Biotransformation of methyl-β-D-glucopyranoside to higher chain alkyl glucosides by cell bound β-glucosidase of Pichia etchellsii.

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    Rather, Mohd Younis; Mishra, Saroj; Verma, Vijeshwar; Chand, Subhash

    2012-03-01

    In the present study, we have investigated the use of Pichia etchellsii whole cells for synthesis of long-chain alkyl glucosides. Methyl-β-d-glucopyranoside (MG) was used in reaction with fatty alcohols, n-hexanol, n-octanol, n-decanol and n-dodecanol to synthesize the respective alkyl glucosides. The initial reaction conditions were first optimized at 2.5 ml scale for synthesis of octyl glucoside (OG) and were 8% water content, 100mM MG and 6h of reaction time and this resulted in ≈ 53% yield. A maximum transglucosylation/hydrolysis ratio of 2.79 was obtained at 100mM MG favoring high product yield. Based on the optimized conditions, a reactor was operated at 50 ml level which resulted in ≈ 60% conversion of MG to OG. A simple high performance liquid chromatography method was developed for quantitation of higher chain glucosides using a refractive index detector. A maximum of 27% and 13% yield was obtained for decyl-, and dodecyl-β-d-glucopyranoside, respectively. PMID:22225608

  2. Development and Validation of a Decigram-Scale Method for the Separation of Limonin from Limonin Glucoside by C-18 Flash Chromatography

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    A preparative method for decigram-scale polishing of limonin glucoside with regard to removing traces of limonin, the main bitter principle in Citrus, is reported. During the method development and up-scaling stages, in which sample purity, sample size, solvent amounts, and drying conditions were v...

  3. Renal effects of a novel endogenous natriuretic agent xanthurenic acid 8-o-?-d-glucoside in rats

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    Hoffman, Aaron; Okun-Gurevich, Marina; Ovcharenko, Elena; Goltsman, Ilia; Karram, Tony; Cain, Cristopher; Abassi, Zaid; Winaver, Joseph

    2013-01-01

    Xanthurenic acid 8-o-?-d-glucoside is an endogenous derivative of tryptophan metabolism, isolated from urine of patients with chronic renal disease. This compound was suggested previously to act as a natriuretic hormone based on its ability to block short circuit currents in a frog skin assay and to induce a sustained natriuresis when injected into rats (C. D. Cain et al., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2007: 1787317878). The present communication describes the effects of the compound on renal clearance and hemodynamic parameters in male SpragueDawley rats maintained on a normal salt (0.40.5%) diet. Intravenous administration of synthetic xanthurenic acid 8-o-?-d-glucoside in two consecutive incremental doses (6.3 and 31.5 nmol) resulted in a significant increase (P < 0.05), in urine flow (43.91 6.31 ?L/min vs. 10.54 2.21 ?L/min), absolute rate of sodium excretion (3.99 0.95 ?Eq/min vs. 1.15 ?Eq/min), and percentage sodium excretion (1.63 0.46% vs. 0.37 0.12%, peak response vs. baseline, respectively). The natriuretic/diuretic effect was associated also with a significant increase in potassium excretion. These effects were not related to changes in renal hemodynamics or in arterial blood pressure. Pretreatment with the sodium channel blocker, amiloride, completely abolished the natriuretic and kaluretic actions of the compound. Administration of the xanthurenic acid derivative caused a dose-related increase in urinary nitrite/nitrate excretion. Moreover, under chronic nitric oxide blockade by l-NG-Nitro-Arginine-Methyl-Esther (l-NAME) sodium excretion was similar in rats treated or untreated with the compound. Our data demonstrate that xanthurenic acid 8-o-?-d-glucoside has significant diuretic/natriuretic and kaluretic properties. An intact amiloride-sensitive sodium channel is required for the renal effects of the compound. The data further suggest that the natriuretic effect is mediated in part by a nitric oxide-dependent mechanism. PMID:24400157

  4. Application of ESI/MS, CID/MS and tandem MS/MS to the fragmentation study of eriodictyol 7-O-glucosyl-(1-->2)-glucoside and luteolin 7-O-glucosyl-(1-->2)-glucoside

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    Es-Safi, Nour-Eddine; Kerhoas, Lucien; Einhorn, Jacques; Ducrot, Paul-Henri

    2005-12-01

    A mass spectrometric method based on the combined use of positive and negative electrospray ionization, collision-induced dissociation and tandem mass spectrometry has been applied to the structural characterization of the eriodictyol 7-O-glucosyl-(1-->2)-glucoside and luteolin 7-O-glucosyl-(1-->2)-glucoside. The low-energy product ion mass spectrum of [M + H]+ and [M - H]- ions showed extensive fragmentation of the diglucose moiety, loss of the glycan residue, and fragmentation of the aglycon units that permit characterization of the interglycosidic linkage and the substituents in the A- and B-rings. Both glycosides were shown to yield the 0,2X00,2X1 ion which can be considered as characteristic of the 1-->2 interglycosidic linkage in the glucoglucoside adducts, since it can not be formed in the case of other interglycosidic types. In the case of the eriodictyol diglucoside the 1, 3 fragmentation of the C-ring was observed before those involving the carbohydrates thus allowing the position determination of the diglucoside moiety on the A-ring. In the negative ion mode only the luteolin diglucoside was shown to undergo collision-induced homolytic and heterolytic cleavages of the O-glycosidic bond producing the aglycone radical-anion [Y0-H]-- and Y0- product ions, while this was not observed in the case of eriodictyol glycoside. CID MS/MS analysis of the sodiated molecules gave complementary informations for the structural characterization of the studied compounds. The B2+ fragment which is useful for establishing that the terminal carbohydrate unit is linked to another carbohydrate and not directly to the aglycone was obtained as base peak. This result is of analytical value for the differentiation of O-diglycosyl and di-O-glycosyl flavonoids.

  5. L-ascorbic acid- and L-ascorbic acid 2-glucoside accelerate in vivo liver regeneration and lower serum alanine aminotransaminase activity in 70% partially hepatectomized rats.

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    Kimura, Mitsutoshi; Moteki, Hajime; Uchida, Masaki; Natsume, Hideshi; Ogihara, Masahiko

    2014-01-01

    The effects of L-ascorbic acid and its stable analogue L-ascorbic acid 2-glucoside on the restoration of liver mass and recovery of liver function after 70% partial hepatectomy (PH), were compared with other natural vitamin C analogues in rats in vivo. L-Ascorbic acid (100 mg/kg/d, intraperitoneally (i.p.))- and L-ascorbic acid 2-glucoside (50 mg/kg/d, i.p.)-treated rats showed an approximately 1.3-fold increase in the ratio of liver weight (LW) to body weight (BW), when compared to saline (as control)-, L-dehydroascorbic acid (150 mg/kg/d, i.p.)- and D-isoascorbic acid (150 mg/kg/d, i.p.)-administrated rats on day 3 after PH. Accordingly, 5-bromo-2-deoxyuridine-labeling index in the regenerating liver was significantly higher in L-ascorbic acid- and L-ascorbic acid 2-glucoside-treated rats compared with saline-, L-dehydroascorbic acid and D-isoascorbic acid-treated rats on day 1. In control rats, liver-related serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) activity was rapidly elevated on day 1, and then decreased to near pre-operative levels on day 5 following PH. L-Ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid 2-glucoside significantly lowered the serum ALT on day 1 after PH compared with saline-, L-dehydroascorbic acid- and D-isoascorbic acid-administered rats. These results demonstrate that L-ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid 2-glucoside significantly promote the regeneration of liver mass and function with full recovery after liver injury. PMID:24818255

  6. Characterization and expression profile of two UDP-glucosyltransferases, UGT85K4 and UGT85K5, catalyzing the last step in cyanogenic glucoside biosynthesis in cassava.

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    Kannangara, Rubini; Motawia, Mohammed S; Hansen, Natascha K K; Paquette, Suzanne M; Olsen, Carl E; Mller, Birger L; Jrgensen, Kirsten

    2011-10-01

    Manihot esculenta (cassava) contains two cyanogenic glucosides, linamarin and lotaustralin, biosynthesized from l-valine and l-isoleucine, respectively. In this study, cDNAs encoding two uridine diphosphate glycosyltransferase (UGT) paralogs, assigned the names UGT85K4 and UGT85K5, have been isolated from cassava. The paralogs display 96% amino acid identity, and belong to a family containing cyanogenic glucoside-specific UGTs from Sorghum bicolor and Prunus dulcis. Recombinant UGT85K4 and UGT85K5 produced in Escherichia coli were able to glucosylate acetone cyanohydrin and 2-hydroxy-2-methylbutyronitrile, forming linamarin and lotaustralin. UGT85K4 and UGT85K5 show broad in?vitro substrate specificity, as documented by their ability to glucosylate other hydroxynitriles, some flavonoids and simple alcohols. Immunolocalization studies indicated that UGT85K4 and UGT85K5 co-occur with CYP79D1/D2 and CYP71E7 paralogs, which catalyze earlier steps in cyanogenic glucoside synthesis in cassava. These enzymes are all found in mesophyll and xylem parenchyma cells in the first unfolded cassava leaf. In?situ PCR showed that UGT85K4 and UGT85K5 are co-expressed with CYP79D1 and both CYP71E7 paralogs in the cortex, xylem and phloem parenchyma, and in specific cells in the endodermis of the petiole of the first unfolded leaf. Based on the data obtained, UGT85K4 and UGT85K5 are concluded to be the UGTs catalyzing in?planta synthesis of cyanogenic glucosides. The localization of the biosynthetic enzymes suggests that cyanogenic glucosides may play a role in both defense reactions and in fine-tuning nitrogen assimilation in cassava. PMID:21736650

  7. Separation and identification of 1,2,4-trihydroxynaphthalene-1-O-glucoside in Impatiens glandulifera Royle.

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    T?ska, Jan; Vrchotov, Nad?da; Skora, Jan; Moos, Martin

    2013-01-01

    Methanolic extract from lyophilized roots of Impatiens glandulifera Royle was analyzed by high performance liquid chromatography using DAD and FLD detection and this revealed one dominant highly fluorescent very unstable substance. The stability of this derivative is strongly dependent on the plant material drying procedure and extraction procedure used. The structure of the substance was established as 1,2,4-trihydroxynaphthalene-1-O-glucoside (THNG) according LC-MS and NMR measurements. When lyophilized plant material was extracted with methanol an almost four times higher amount of THNG was found in the extract, compared to the amount of 2-hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone obtained, while in the case of the same lyophilized plant material extracted with water there was no THNG in the extract. The main compounds in this case was 2-hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone. In the plant material dried at the laboratory temperature and extracted by methanol there are only traces of THNG. PMID:23867652

  8. Attenuation of lipid peroxidation and hyperlipidemia by quercetin glucoside in the aorta of high cholesterol-fed rabbit.

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    Kamada, Chiemi; da Silva, Edson L; Ohnishi-Kameyama, Mayumi; Moon, Jae-Hak; Terao, Junji

    2005-02-01

    Antioxidative activity of dietary flavonoids is suggested to be, at least partly, responsible for a wide variety of their biological effects relating to anti-atherosclerosis. However, it is not known whether dietary flavonoids reach to the target site and act as antioxidants. In this study, we tried to evaluate the antioxidative effect of quercetin 3-O-beta-D-glucoside (Q3G), a typical flavonoid present in vegetables, in rabbit aorta. New Zealand White rabbits were fed a control diet (control group), 2.0% cholesterol diet (HC group) and 2.0% cholesterol plus 0.1% Q3G (HC + Q3G group) for one month. The amounts of total cholesterol, triacylglycerol and total fatty acids in both the plasma and aorta were significantly lower in the HC + Q3G group as compared with the HC group. Quercetin was detected in the aorta of the HC + Q3G group after enzymatic deconjugation, indicating that quercetin accumulated as conjugated metabolites in the aorta. The contents of TBA-reacting substances (TBARS) and cholesteryl ester hydroperoxides (CEOOH) in the aorta of the HC + Q3G group were significantly lower than those in the HC group. The aorta of HC + Q3G group was more resistant than that of HC group in copper ion-induced lipid peroxidation ex vivo. HC + Q3G group accumulated a higher amount of vitamin E per total cholesterol than HC group in the aorta. These results strongly suggest that quercetin glucosides accumulate in the aorta as their metabolites and attenuate lipid peroxidation occurring in the aorta, along with the attenuation of hyperlipidemia. PMID:15763966

  9. Anti-inflammatory effect of the blueberry anthocyanins malvidin-3-glucoside and malvidin-3-galactoside in endothelial cells.

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    Huang, Wu-Yang; Liu, Ya-Mei; Wang, Jian; Wang, Xing-Na; Li, Chun-Yang

    2014-01-01

    Blueberry fruits have a wide range of health benefits because of their abundant anthocyanins, which are natural antioxidants. The purpose of this study was to investigate the inhibitory effect of blueberry's two main anthocyanins (malvidin-3-glucoside and malvidin-3-galactoside) on inflammatory response in endothelial cells. These two malvidin glycosides could inhibit tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-?) induced increases of monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1), intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) production both in the protein and mRNA levels in a concentration-dependent manner. Mv-3-glc at the concentration of 1 ?M could inhibit 35.9% increased MCP-1, 54.4% ICAM-1, and 44.7% VCAM-1 protein in supernatant, as well as 9.88% MCP-1 and 48.6% ICAM-1 mRNA expression (p<0.05). In addition, they could decrease I?B? degradation (Mv-3-glc, Mv-3-gal, and their mixture at the concentration of 50 ?M had the inhibition rate of 84.8%, 75.3%, and 43.2%, respectively, p<0.01) and block the nuclear translocation of p65, which suggested their anti-inflammation mechanism was mediated by the nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-?B) pathway. In general malvidin-3-glucoside had better anti-inflammatory effect than malvidin-3-galactoside. These results indicated that blueberry is good resource of anti-inflammatory anthocyanins, which can be promising molecules for the development of nutraceuticals to prevent chronic inflammation in many diseases. PMID:25153881

  10. Repellent activity of catmint, Nepeta cataria, and iridoid nepetalactone isomers against Afro-tropical mosquitoes, ixodid ticks and red poultry mites.

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    Birkett, Michael A; Hassanali, Ahmed; Hoglund, Solveig; Pettersson, Jan; Pickett, John A

    2011-01-01

    The repellent activity of the essential oil of the catmint plant, Nepeta cataria (Lamiaceae), and the main iridoid compounds (4aS,7S,7aR) and (4aS,7S,7aS)-nepetalactone, was assessed against (i) major Afro-tropical pathogen vector mosquitoes, i.e. the malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae s.s. and the Southern house mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus, using a World Health Organisation (WHO)-approved topical application bioassay (ii) the brown ear tick, Rhipicephalus appendiculatus, using a climbing repellency assay, and (iii) the red poultry mite, Dermanyssus gallinae, using field trapping experiments. Gas chromatography (GC) and coupled GC-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis of two N. cataria chemotypes (A and B) used in the repellency assays showed that (4aS,7S,7aR) and (4aS,7S,7aS)-nepetalactone were present in different proportions, with one of the oils (from chemotype A) being dominated by the (4aS,7S,7aR) isomer (91.95% by GC), and the other oil (from chemotype B) containing the two (4aS,7S,7aR) and (4aS,7S,7aS) isomers in 16.98% and 69.83% (by GC), respectively. The sesquiterpene hydrocarbon (E)-(1R,9S)-caryophyllene was identified as the only other major component in the oils (8.05% and 13.19% by GC, respectively). Using the topical application bioassay, the oils showed high repellent activity (chemotype A RD(50)=0.081 mg cm(-2) and chemotype B RD(50)=0.091 mg cm(-2)) for An. gambiae comparable with the synthetic repellent DEET (RD(50)=0.12 mg cm(-2)), whilst for Cx. quinquefasciatus, lower repellent activity was recorded (chemotype A RD(50)=0.34 mg cm(-2) and chemotype B RD(50)=0.074 mg cm(-2)). Further repellency testing against An. gambiae using the purified (4aS,7S,7aR) and (4aS,7S,7aS)-nepetalactone isomers revealed overall lower repellent activity, compared to the chemotype A and B oils. Testing of binary mixtures of the (4aS,7S,7aR) and (4aS,7S,7aS) isomers across a range of ratios, but all at the same overall dose (0.1 mg), revealed not only a synergistic effect between the two, but also a surprising ratio-dependent effect, with lower activity for the pure isomers and equivalent or near-equivalent mixtures, but higher activity for non-equivalent ratios. Furthermore, a binary mixture of (4aS,7S,7aR) and (4aS,7S,7aS) isomers, in a ratio equivalent to that found in chemotype B oil, was less repellent than the oil itself, when tested at two doses equivalent to 0.1 and 0.01 mg chemotype B oil. The three-component blend including (E)-(1R,9S)-caryophyllene at the level found in chemotype B oil had the same activity as chemotype B oil. In a tick climbing repellency assay using R. appendiculatus, the oils showed high repellent activity comparable with data for other repellent essential oils (chemotype A RD(50)=0.005 mg and chemotype B RD(50)=0.0012 mg). In field trapping assays with D. gallinae, addition of the chemotype A and B oils, and a combination of the two, to traps pre-conditioned with D. gallinae, all resulted in a significant reduction of D. gallinae trap capture. In summary, these data suggest that although the nepetalactone isomers have the potential to be used in human and livestock protection against major pathogen vectors, intact, i.e. unfractionated, Nepeta spp. oils offer potentially greater protection, due to the presence of both nepetalactone isomers and other components such as (E)-(1R,9S)-caryophyllene. PMID:21056438

  11. A pre-clinical pharmacokinetic study in rats of three naturally occurring iridoid glycosides, Picroside-I, II and III, using a validated simultaneous HPLC-MS/MS assay.

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    Zhu, Jianwei; Xue, Bingyang; Ma, Bo; Zhang, Qi; Liu, Ming; Liu, Lei; Yao, Di; Qi, Huanhuan; Wang, Yonglu; Ying, Hanjie; Wu, Zimei

    2015-07-01

    A selective and sensitive high-performance liquid chromatography-electro-spray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS/MS) method was developed for the simultaneous quantitative determination of Picroside-I, II, and III in rat plasma and tissue homogenate to aid the pre-clinical studies. The chromatographic separation was performed on a Hypersil GOLD AQ C18 column using a gradient elution program with a mobile phase consisting of 2mM ammonium acetate and acetonitrile. The detection was achieved using a triple quadrupole tandem MS in negative ionization multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) mode. One-step protein precipitation was selected for plasma and tissue sample preparation while liquid-liquid extraction failed to achieve satisfactory recoveries. The calibration curves of all three analytes in either plasma or tissue homogenate showed good linearity over the concentration range of 0.5-500ng/mL with a limit of quantitation at 0.5ng/mL. Both the intra- and inter-day accuracy and precision were within 10%. The extraction recoveries were >70%, and the relative matrix effect ranged from 80.4% to 107.4% in all the biological samples. All the analytes were stable in matrices for at least 24h at room temperature, or 21 days in frozen. Three freeze/thaw cycles did not cause degradation. The method was successfully applied for quantification of the three iridoid glycosides in the collected plasma and various tissues following intravenous administration in rats. Picroside-I, II, and III were all eliminated rapidly with large volume of distribution. Among the three glycosides, Picroside-II showed the highest liver uptake, and only Picroside-I and II were found to get across the blood brain barrier (BBB). These results were consistent with their hepatoprotective or neuroprotective effects reported clinically. With the aid of the efficient and reliable simultaneous LC-ESI-MS/MS assay this pharmacokinetic study provided insights into their therapeutic targets of these three iridoid glycosides as well as valuable experimental basis for an expansion of their clinical indications. PMID:25984965

  12. cDNA Cloning, Heterologous Expressions, and Functional Characterization of Malonyl-Coenzyme A:Anthocyanidin 3-O-Glucoside-6"-O-Malonyltransferase from Dahlia Flowers1

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    Suzuki, Hirokazu; Nakayama, Toru; Yonekura-Sakakibara, Keiko; Fukui, Yuko; Nakamura, Noriko; Yamaguchi, Masa-atsu; Tanaka, Yoshikazu; Kusumi, Takaaki; Nishino, Tokuzo

    2002-01-01

    In the flowers of important ornamental Compositae plants, anthocyanins generally carry malonyl group(s) at their 3-glucosyl moiety. In this study, for the first time to our knowledge, we have identified a cDNA coding for this 3-glucoside-specific malonyltransferase for anthocyanins, i.e. malonyl-coenzyme A:anthocyanidin 3-O-glucoside-6"-O-malonyltransferase, from dahlia (Dahlia variabilis) flowers. We isolated a full-length cDNA (Dv3MaT) on the basis of amino acid sequences specifically conserved among anthocyanin acyltransferases of the versatile plant acyltransferase family. Dv3MaT coded for a protein of 460 amino acids. Quantitative real-time PCR analyses of Dv3MaT showed that the transcript was present in accordance with the distribution of 3MaT activities and the anthocyanin accumulation pattern in the dahlia plant. The Dv3MaT cDNA was expressed in Escherichia coli, and the recombinant enzyme was purified to homogeneity and characterized. The recombinant Dv3MaT catalyzed the regiospecific transfer of the malonyl group from malonyl-coenzyme A (Km, 18.8 ?m) to pelargonidin 3-O-glucoside (Km, 46.7 ?m) to produce pelargonidin 3-O-6"-O-malonylglucoside with a kcat value of 7.3 s?1. The other enzymatic profiles of the recombinant Dv3MaT were closely related to those of native anthocyanin malonyltransferase activity in the extracts of dahlia flowers. Dv3MaT cDNA was introduced into petunia (Petunia hybrida) plants whose red floral color is exclusively provided by cyanidin 3-O-glucoside and 3,5-O-diglucoside. Thirteen transgenic lines of petunia were found to produce malonylated products of these anthocyanins (1163 mol % of total anthocyanins in the flower). The spectral stability of cyanidin 3-O-6"-O-malonylglucoside at the pHs of intracellular milieus of flowers was significantly higher than that of cyanidin 3-O-glucoside. Moreover, 6"-O-malonylation of cyanidin 3-O-glucoside effectively prevented the anthocyanin from attack of ?-glucosidase. These results suggest that malonylation should serve as a strategy for pigment stabilization in the flowers. PMID:12481098

  13. Identification of rice Os4BGlu13 as a β-glucosidase which hydrolyzes gibberellin A4 1-O-β-d-glucosyl ester, in addition to tuberonic acid glucoside and salicylic acid derivative glucosides.

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    Hua, Yanling; Ekkhara, Watsamon; Sansenya, Sompong; Srisomsap, Chantragan; Roytrakul, Sittiruk; Saburi, Wataru; Takeda, Ryosuke; Matsuura, Hideyuki; Mori, Haruhide; Ketudat Cairns, James R

    2015-10-01

    Gibberellin 1-O-β-d-glucose ester hydrolysis activity has been detected in rice seedling extracts, but no enzyme responsible for this activity has ever been purified and identified. Therefore, gibberellin A4 glucosyl ester (GA4-GE) β-d-glucosidase activity was purified from ten-day rice seedling stems and leaves. The family 1 glycoside hydrolase Os4BGlu13 was identified in the final purification fraction. The Os4BGlu13 cDNA was amplified from rice seedlings and expressed as an N-terminal thioredoxin-tagged fusion protein in Escherichia coli. The purified recombinant Os4BGlu13 protein (rOs4BGlu13) had an optimum pH of 4.5, for hydrolysis of p-nitrophenyl β-d-glucopyranoside (pNPGlc), which was the best substrate identified, with a kcat/Km of 637 mM(-1) s(-1). rOs4BGlu13 hydrolyzed helicin best among natural glycosides tested (kcat/Km of 74.4 mM(-1) s(-1)). Os4BGlu13 was previously designated tuberonic acid glucoside (TAG) β-glucosidase (TAGG), and here the kcat/Km of rOsBGlu13 for TAG was 6.68 mM(-1) s(-1), while that for GA4-GE was 3.63 mM(-1) s(-1) and for salicylic acid glucoside (SAG) is 0.88 mM(-1) s(-1). rOs4BGlu13 also hydrolyzed oligosaccharides, with preference for short β-(1 → 3)-linked over β-(1 → 4)-linked glucooligosaccharides. The enzymatic data suggests that Os4BGlu13 may contribute to TAG, SAG, oligosaccharide and GA4-GE hydrolysis in the rice plant, although helicin or a similar compound may be its primary target. PMID:26241499

  14. Biologically relevant lyotropic liquid crystalline phases in mixtures of n-octyl-?-D-glucoside and water. Determination of the phase diagram by fluorescence spectroscopy

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    Karukstis, Kerry K.; Duim, Whitney C.; Van Hecke, Gerald R.; Hara, Nagiko

    2012-01-01

    When mixed with water, n-octyl-?-D-glucoside forms self-assembled nanostructures, several of which are liquid crystalline and all of which depend on the water/glucoside ratio and temperature. For practical use of these phases, a detailed understanding of the conditions under which they exist (i.e., the isobaric phase diagram) is required. We use the fluorescence of the dye molecule prodan as a new approach to probe the phases formed in these mixtures. The prodan fluorescence signal depends on the polarity of its environment and thus the phase(s) in which the dye exists. Visual inspection of the total fluorescence signal can qualitatively determine the phases present, including co-existing phases. Temperature-induced phase changes are also detected from variations observed in the prodan fluorescence spectrum. The sensitivity of this new technique allows the single and multiple phase regions to be mapped carefully for the first time. PMID:22385304

  15. In vitro and in vivo study of cucurbitacins-type triterpene glucoside from Citrullus colocynthis growing in Saudi Arabia against hepatocellular carcinoma.

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    Ayyad, Seif-Eldin N; Abdel-Lateff, Ahmed; Alarif, Walied M; Patacchioli, Francesca R; Badria, Farid A; Ezmirly, Saleh T

    2012-03-01

    Chromatographic investigation of fruits obtained from Citrullus colocynthis, growing in Saudi Arabia, led to isolation of two compounds; Cucurbitacin E glucoside (Cu E, 1), and Cucurbitacin I glucoside (Cu I, 2). The chemical structures of 1 and 2, were elucidated by spectroscopic analyses include; 1D ((1)H and (13)C) and 2D (COSY, HMQC and HMBC) NMR and ESI-MS spectroscopy. The in vitro cytotoxic activity against hepatoma cell line (HepG2) and mice-bearing tumor of Ehrlich's ascites carcinoma (EAC) of the compounds were estimated. Both compounds had potent inhibitory activity on HepG2 with IC(50) 3.5 and 2.8 nmol/mL, respectively. In addition to these activities, the in vivo study employing EAC, showed the capability of both compounds to prolong the survival time, life span and normalize the biochemical parameters of the infected mice with EAC. PMID:22245841

  16. Attempt to synthesize 2,3,5,4'-tetrahydroxystilbene derived from 2,3,5,4'-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-?-glucoside (THSG).

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    Tamura, Masafumi; Koshibe, Yuhei; Kaji, Kiho; Ueda, Jun-Ya; Shirataki, Yoshiaki

    2015-01-01

    An attempt to synthesize aglycone 1 derived from 2,3,5,4'-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-?-glucoside (THSG) via the Wittig reaction and Mizoroki-Heck reaction is described. In the Wittig protocol, 2,3,5,4'-tetramethoxystilbene 2 was obtained. Additionally, a palladium-catalyzed Mizoroki-Heck reaction strategy yielded 2-aryl-2,3-dihydrobenzofuran 13 instead of derivative 12 in good yield. PMID:25475833

  17. Synthesis and binding affinities of novel SRIF-mimicking beta-D-glucosides satisfying the requirement for a pi-cloud at C1.

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    Angeles, Angie R; Neagu, Irina; Birzin, Elizabeth T; Thornton, Edward R; Smith, Amos B; Hirschmann, Ralph

    2005-03-17

    [reaction: see text] The synthesis of four bioactive analogues of the somatostatin (SRIF-14) mimetic, beta-d-glucoside (+)-2, in which the C1 indole side chain is replaced with indole surrogates, has been achieved. These congeners, possessing the naphthyl, benzothiophene, benzyl, and benzofuran substituents, were predicted to satisfy the electrostatic requirements of the tryptophan binding pocket of SRIF. Unlike the previously described C4 picolyl and pyrazinyl congeners, these ligands bind the hSST4 receptor. PMID:15760154

  18. Iriflophenone-3-C-glucoside from Cyclopia genistoides: isolation and quantitative comparison of antioxidant capacity with mangiferin and isomangiferin using on-line HPLC antioxidant assays.

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    Malherbe, Christiaan J; Willenburg, Elize; de Beer, Dalene; Bonnet, Susan L; van der Westhuizen, Jan H; Joubert, Elizabeth

    2014-03-01

    The benzophenone, iriflophenone-3-C-glucoside, was isolated from Cyclopia genistoides using a combination of fluid-fluid extraction, high performance counter-current chromatography (HPCCC) and semi-preparative high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The microplate oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) assay, with fluorescein as probe, was adapted for use in an on-line HPLC configuration. The method was validated using a mixture of authentic standards including iriflophenone-3-C-glucoside, and the xanthones, mangiferin and isomangiferin. Trolox (6-hydroxy-2,5,7,8-tetramethylchroman-2-carboxylic acid) was included in the mixture for calculation of Trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC) values. Using the on-line HPLC-ORAC assay, as well as 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and 2,2'-azinobis-(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS(+)) on-line assays, the antioxidant activity of iriflophenone-3-C-glucoside and isomangiferin was demonstrated for the first time. Iriflophenone-3-C-glucoside presented no radical scavenging ability against DPPH, but scavenged ABTS(+) and peroxyl radicals (TEACABTS of 1.04 and TEACORAC of 3.61). Isomangiferin showed slightly lower antioxidant capacity than mangiferin against DPPH (TEACDPPH of 0.57 vs. 0.62), but higher capacity against ABTS(+) (TEACABTS of 1.82 vs. 1.67) and peroxyl radical (TEACORAC of 4.14 vs. 3.69) than mangiferin. The on-line HPLC-ORAC assay was shown to be more sensitive for radical scavengers, but at the same time less selective for rapid radical scavengers than the DPPH assay. PMID:24566268

  19. A flavonoid 3-O-glucoside:2″-O-glucosyltransferase responsible for terminal modification of pollen-specific flavonols in Arabidopsis thaliana

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    Yonekura-Sakakibara, Keiko; Nakabayashi, Ryo; Sugawara, Satoko; Tohge, Takayuki; Ito, Takuya; Koyanagi, Misuzu; Kitajima, Mariko; Takayama, Hiromitsu; Saito, Kazuki

    2014-01-01

    Flavonol 3-O-diglucosides with a 1→2 inter-glycosidic linkage are representative pollen-specific flavonols that are widely distributed in plants, but their biosynthetic genes and physiological roles are not well understood. Flavonoid analysis of four Arabidopsis floral organs (pistils, stamens, petals and calyxes) and flowers of wild-type and male sterility 1 (ms1) mutants, which are defective in normal development of pollen and tapetum, showed that kaempferol/quercetin 3-O-β-d-glucopyranosyl-(1→2)-β-d-glucopyranosides accumulated in Arabidopsis pollen. Microarray data using wild-type and ms1 mutants, gene expression patterns in various organs, and phylogenetic analysis of UDP-glycosyltransferases (UGTs) suggest that UGT79B6 (At5g54010) is a key modification enzyme for determining pollen-specific flavonol structure. Kaempferol and quercetin 3-O-glucosyl-(1→2)-glucosides were absent from two independent ugt79b6 knockout mutants. Transgenic ugt79b6 mutant lines transformed with the genomic UGT79B6 gene had the same flavonoid profile as wild-type plants. Recombinant UGT79B6 protein converted kaempferol 3-O-glucoside to kaempferol 3-O-glucosyl-(1→2)-glucoside. UGT79B6 recognized 3-O-glucosylated/galactosylated anthocyanins/flavonols but not 3,5- or 3,7-diglycosylated flavonoids, and prefers UDP-glucose, indicating that UGT79B6 encodes flavonoid 3-O-glucoside:2″-O-glucosyltransferase. A UGT79B6-GUS fusion showed that UGT79B6 was localized in tapetum cells and microspores of developing anthers. PMID:24916675

  20. Assessment of extraction parameters on antioxidant capacity, polyphenol content, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), epicatechin gallate (ECG) and iriflophenone 3-C-?-glucoside of agarwood (Aquilaria crassna) young leaves.

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    Tay, Pei Yin; Tan, Chin Ping; Abas, Faridah; Yim, Hip Seng; Ho, Chun Wai

    2014-01-01

    The effects of ethanol concentration (0%-100%, v/v), solid-to-solvent ratio (1:10-1:60, w/v) and extraction time (30-180 min) on the extraction of polyphenols from agarwood (Aquilaria crassna) were examined. Total phenolic content (TPC), total flavonoid content (TFC) and total flavanol (TF) assays and HPLC-DAD were used for the determination and quantification of polyphenols, flavanol gallates (epigallocatechin gallate--EGCG and epicatechin gallate--ECG) and a benzophenone (iriflophenone 3-C-?-glucoside) from the crude polyphenol extract (CPE) of A. crassna. 2,2'-Diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging activity was used to evaluate the antioxidant capacity of the CPE. Experimental results concluded that ethanol concentration and solid-to-solvent ratio had significant effects (p<0.05) on the yields of polyphenol and antioxidant capacity. Extraction time had an insignificant influence on the recovery of EGCG, ECG and iriflophenone 3-C-?-glucoside, as well as radical scavenging capacity from the CPE. The extraction parameters that exhibited maximum yields were 40% (v/v) ethanol, 1:60 (w/v) for 30 min where the TPC, TFC, TF, DPPH, EGCG, ECG and iriflophenone 3-C-?-glucoside levels achieved were 183.5 mg GAE/g DW, 249.0 mg QE/g DW, 4.9 mg CE/g DW, 93.7%, 29.1 mg EGCG/g DW, 44.3 mg ECG/g DW and 39.9 mg iriflophenone 3-C-?-glucoside/g DW respectively. The IC50 of the CPE was 24.6 mg/L. PMID:25153858

  1. Effect of cinnamoyl and flavonol glucosides derived from cherry blossom flowers on the production of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and AGE-induced fibroblast apoptosis.

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    Shimoda, Hiroshi; Nakamura, Seiko; Morioka, Makoto; Tanaka, Junji; Matsuda, Hisashi; Yoshikawa, Masayuki

    2011-09-01

    Cherry blossom flowers are familiar to the Japanese, and some species of the flowers soaked in salty vinegar are used as processed foods. The constituents of aqueous ethanol extract from cherry blossom (Prunus lannesiana) flowers (CBE) were examined and cinnamoyl and flavonol glucosides were isolated. To elucidate the pharmacological functions of CBE and its constituents, their effects on the production of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and on AGE-induced fibroblast damage were examined. CBE and 1-O-(E)-caffeoyl-?-D-glucopyranoside (CaG), a principal compound in CBE, significantly suppressed the production of AGEs derived from glucose and albumin at 100??g/mL. Among the flavonol glucosides, quercetin 3-O-?-D-glucopyranoside (QG) exhibited potent suppressive activity (IC50 : 30??g/mL). CBE and CaG suppressed glyoxal-induced AGE production in fibroblasts at 10??g/mL, but QG did not. In addition, CBE and CaG recovered collagen lattice formation consisting of collagen and glycated fibroblasts at 10??g/mL. Moreover, CBE and its constituents, except kaempferol 3-O-(6?-malony)-?-D-glucopyranoside, significantly suppressed fibroblast apoptosis induced by carboxymethyl lysine-collagen at 10??g/mL. These results show that cinnamoyl and flavonol glucosides of cherry blossom flowers suppress AGE production and AGE-induced fibroblast apoptosis. Cherry blossom flowers may be effective against skin AGE production and fibroblast damage by AGEs. PMID:21308824

  2. A novel variant of Thermotoga neapolitana beta-glucosidase B is an efficient catalyst for the synthesis of alkyl glucosides by transglycosylation.

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    Turner, Pernilla; Svensson, David; Adlercreutz, Patrick; Karlsson, Eva Nordberg

    2007-05-31

    Alkyl glycosides are surfactants with good biodegradability and low toxicity, attractive to produce by an enzymatic method to get a well-defined product. In this paper, we report a novel thermostable variant of a family 3 beta-glucosidase to be an efficient catalyst in alkyl-glucoside forming reactions using transglycosylation with hexanol or octanol as the acceptor molecule. The enzyme has an apparent optimum for hydrolysis at 90 degrees C, which coincides with its unfolding temperature. The total activity is lower at lower temperature (60 degrees C), but the ratio of alcoholysis/hydrolysis is slightly more favourable. This ratio is however more heavily influenced by the water content and the pH. Optimal reaction conditions for hexyl glucoside synthesis from p-nitrophenyl-beta-glucopyranoside were a water/hexanol two-phase system containing 16% (v/v) water, pH 5.8, and a temperature of 60 degrees C. Under these conditions, the total initial reaction rate was 153 micromol min(-1)mg(-1) and the alcoholysis/hydrolysis ratio was 5.1. Comparing with alcoholysis/hydrolysis ratios of other beta-glycosidases, TnBgl3B can be considered to be a very promising catalyst for alkyl glucoside production. PMID:17448557

  3. Total Glucosides of Danggui Buxue Tang Attenuate BLM-Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis via Regulating Oxidative Stress by Inhibiting NOX4

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    Zhao, Ping; Zhou, Wen-Cheng; Li, De-Lin; Mo, Xiao-Ting; Xu, Liang; Li, Liu-Cheng; Cui, Wen-Hui; Gao, Jian

    2015-01-01

    Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a serious chronic lung disease with unknown pathogenesis. Researches have confirmed that oxidative stress which is regulated by NADPH oxidase-4 (NOX4), a main source of reactive oxygen species (ROS), is an important molecular mechanism underlying PF. Previous studies showed that total glucosides of Danggui Buxue Tang (DBTG), an extract from a classical traditional Chinese herbal formula, Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT), attenuated bleomycin-induced PF in rats. However, the mechanisms of DBTG are still not clear. We hypothesize that DBTG attenuates PF through regulating the level of oxidative stress by inhibiting NOX4. And we found that fibrosis indexes hydroxyproline (HYP) and type I collagen (Col-I) were lower in DBTG groups compared with the model group. In addition, the expression of transforming growth factor-?1 (TGF-?1) and expression of alpha smooth muscle actin (?-SMA) were also much more decreased than the model group. For oxidative stress indicators, DBTG blunted the decrease of superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity, total antioxidant capacity (T-AOC), and the increase in malondialdehyde (MDA), 8-iso-prostaglandin in lung homogenates. Treatment with DBTG restrained the expression of NOX4 compared to the model group. Present study confirms that DBTG inhibits BLM-induced PF by modulating the level of oxidative stress via suppressing NOX4. PMID:26347805

  4. Deoxynivalenol & Deoxynivalenol-3-Glucoside Mitigation through Bakery Production Strategies: Effective Experimental Design within Industrial Rusk-Making Technology.

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    Generotti, Silvia; Cirlini, Martina; Malachova, Alexandra; Sulyok, Michael; Berthiller, Franz; Dall'Asta, Chiara; Suman, Michele

    2015-08-01

    In the scientific field, there is a progressive awareness about the potential implications of food processing on mycotoxins especially concerning thermal treatments. High temperatures may cause, in fact, transformation or degradation of these compounds. This work is aimed to study the fate of mycotoxins during bakery processing, focusing on deoxynivalenol (DON) and deoxynivalenol-3-glucoside (DON3Glc), along the chain of industrial rusk production. Starting from naturally contaminated bran, we studied how concentrations of DON and DON3Glc are influenced by modifying ingredients and operative conditions. The experiments were performed using statistical Design of Experiment (DoE) schemes to synergistically explore the relationship between mycotoxin reduction and the indicated processing transformation parameters. All samples collected during pilot plant experiments were analyzed with an LC-MS/MS multimycotoxin method. The obtained model shows a good fitting, giving back relevant information in terms of optimization of the industrial production process, in particular suggesting that time and temperature in baking and toasting steps are highly relevant for minimizing mycotoxin level in rusks. A reduction up to 30% for DON and DON3Glc content in the finished product was observed within an acceptable technological range. PMID:26213969

  5. Deoxynivalenol & Deoxynivalenol-3-Glucoside Mitigation through Bakery Production Strategies: Effective Experimental Design within Industrial Rusk-Making Technology

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    Generotti, Silvia; Cirlini, Martina; Malachova, Alexandra; Sulyok, Michael; Berthiller, Franz; Dall’Asta, Chiara; Suman, Michele

    2015-01-01

    In the scientific field, there is a progressive awareness about the potential implications of food processing on mycotoxins especially concerning thermal treatments. High temperatures may cause, in fact, transformation or degradation of these compounds. This work is aimed to study the fate of mycotoxins during bakery processing, focusing on deoxynivalenol (DON) and deoxynivalenol-3-glucoside (DON3Glc), along the chain of industrial rusk production. Starting from naturally contaminated bran, we studied how concentrations of DON and DON3Glc are influenced by modifying ingredients and operative conditions. The experiments were performed using statistical Design of Experiment (DoE) schemes to synergistically explore the relationship between mycotoxin reduction and the indicated processing transformation parameters. All samples collected during pilot plant experiments were analyzed with an LC-MS/MS multimycotoxin method. The obtained model shows a good fitting, giving back relevant information in terms of optimization of the industrial production process, in particular suggesting that time and temperature in baking and toasting steps are highly relevant for minimizing mycotoxin level in rusks. A reduction up to 30% for DON and DON3Glc content in the finished product was observed within an acceptable technological range. PMID:26213969

  6. Cytotoxicity of obacunone and obacunone glucoside in human prostate cancer cells involves Akt-mediated programmed cell death.

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    Murthy, Kotamballi N Chidambara; Jayaprakasha, Guddadarangavvanahally K; Patil, Bhimanagouda S

    2015-03-01

    Obacunone and obacunone glucoside (OG) are naturally occurring triterpenoids commonly found in citrus and other plants of the Rutaceae family. The current study reports the mechanism of cytotoxicity of citrus-derived obacunone and OG on human androgen-dependent prostate cancer LNCaP cells. Both limonoids exhibited time- and dose-dependent inhibition of cell proliferation, with more than 60% inhibition of cell viability at 100 μM, after 24 and 48 h. Analysis of fragmentation of DNA, activity of caspase-3, and cytosolic cytochrome-c in the cells treated with limonoids provided evidence for activation of programmed cell death by limonoids. Treatment of LNCaP cells with obacunone and OG resulted in dose-dependent changes in expression of proteins responsible for the induction of programmed cell death through the intrinsic pathway and down-regulation of Akt, a key molecule in cell signaling pathways. In addition, obacunone and OG also negatively regulated an inflammation-associated transcription factor, androgen receptor, and prostate-specific antigen, and activated proteins related to the cell cycle, confirming the ability of limonoids to induce cytotoxicity through multiple pathways. The results of this study provided, for the first time, an evidence of the cytotoxicity of obacunone and OG in androgen-dependent human prostate cancer cells. PMID:25592883

  7. Behaviour of cyanidin-3-glucoside, ?-lactoglobulin and polysaccharides nanoparticles in bulk and oil-in-water interfaces.

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    Oliveira, Ana; Ruiz-Henestrosa, Vctor M Pizones; von Staszewski, Mariana; Pilosof, Ana M R; Pintado, Manuela

    2015-11-01

    Particle size distributions as well the interfacial and rheological properties of the films at the oil/water interface were used to study the effect of the interacting system between ?-lactoglobulin, cyanidin-3-glucoside and pectin or chitosan in buffer solutions. The particles obtained were smaller with cy-3-gluc-?-lg-pectin and had reduced polydispersity with cy-3-gluc-?-lg-chitosan. Based on time dependent surface pressure results, ?-lg-pectin mixtures showed a slower increase at the beginning of the measurement, while ?-lg-chitosan mixtures showed no differences with ?-lg alone. Contrarily, dilatational properties increased for ternary chitosan mixtures, but they remained similar to the pure protein in ternary pectin mixtures. Cy-3-gluc interfacial properties were reduced by the presence of pectin and chitosan. The interactions between cy-3-gluc and the biopolymers that have been selected in the present work resulted in a lower content of free polyphenol, reduced antioxidant properties as well as free ?-lg. The impact of this effect was more relevant when pectin was used. PMID:26256371

  8. ABCC1, an ATP Binding Cassette Protein from Grape Berry, Transports Anthocyanidin 3-O-Glucosides[W][OA

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    Francisco, Rita Maria; Regalado, Ana; Ageorges, Agns; Burla, Bo J.; Bassin, Barbara; Eisenach, Cornelia; Zarrouk, Olfa; Vialet, Sandrine; Marlin, Thrse; Chaves, Maria Manuela; Martinoia, Enrico; Nagy, Rka

    2013-01-01

    Accumulation of anthocyanins in the exocarp of red grapevine (Vitis vinifera) cultivars is one of several events that characterize the onset of grape berry ripening (vraison). Despite our thorough understanding of anthocyanin biosynthesis and regulation, little is known about the molecular aspects of their transport. The participation of ATP binding cassette (ABC) proteins in vacuolar anthocyanin transport has long been a matter of debate. Here, we present biochemical evidence that an ABC protein, ABCC1, localizes to the tonoplast and is involved in the transport of glucosylated anthocyanidins. ABCC1 is expressed in the exocarp throughout berry development and ripening, with a significant increase at vraison (i.e., the onset of ripening). Transport experiments using microsomes isolated from ABCC1-expressing yeast cells showed that ABCC1 transports malvidin 3-O-glucoside. The transport strictly depends on the presence of GSH, which is cotransported with the anthocyanins and is sensitive to inhibitors of ABC proteins. By exposing anthocyanin-producing grapevine root cultures to buthionine sulphoximine, which reduced GSH levels, a decrease in anthocyanin concentration is observed. In conclusion, we provide evidence that ABCC1 acts as an anthocyanin transporter that depends on GSH without the formation of an anthocyanin-GSH conjugate. PMID:23723325

  9. Flavonol Glucoside and Antioxidant Enzyme Biosynthesis Affected by Mycorrhizal Fungi in Various Cultivars of Onion (Allium cepa L.).

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    Mollavali, Mohanna; Bolandnazar, Saheb Ali; Schwarz, Dietmar; Rohn, Sascha; Riehle, Peer; Zaare Nahandi, Fariborz

    2016-01-13

    The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of mycorrhizal symbiosis on qualitative characteristics of onion (Allium cepa L.). For this reason, five onion cultivars with different scale color and three different strains of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (Diversispora versiformis, Rhizophagus intraradices, Funneliformis mosseae) were used. Red cultivars, mainly 'Red Azar-shahr', showed the highest content in vitamin C, flavonols, and antioxidant enzymes. Mycorrhizal inoculation increased total phenolic, pyruvic acid, and vitamin C of onion plants. Considerable increase was observed in quercetin-4'-O-monoglucoside and isorhamnetin-4'-O-monoglucoside content in plants inoculated with Diversispora versiformis, but quercetin-3,4'-O-diglucoside was not significantly influenced. Analyses for phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL) and antioxiodant enzyme activities such as polyphenol oxidase (PPO), catalase (CAT), and peroxidase (POD) revealed that all except PPO were enhanced by mycorrhizal inoculation. Overall, these findings suggested that mycorrhizal inoculation influenced biosynthesis of flavonol glucosides and antioxidant enzymes by increasing nutrient uptake or by induction of the plant defense system. PMID:26694086

  10. Binding of the alkaloid aristololactam-β-D-glucoside and daunomycin to human hemoglobin: spectroscopy and calorimetry studies.

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    Das, Abhi; Suresh Kumar, Gopinatha

    2016-04-01

    The interaction of the plant alkaloid aristololactam-β-D-glucoside (ADG) and the anticancer agent daunomycin (DAN) with human hemoglobin was studied by different spectroscopic and calorimetric methods. The binding affinity values of ADG and DAN, estimated from spectroscopic experiments, were 3.79 × 10(4) and 6.68 × 10(4) M(-1), respectively. From circular dichroism, 3D fluorescence, and FTIR studies it was observed that, DAN induced stronger conformational changes than ADG in the protein. From synchronous fluorescence spectroscopy results, a pronounced shift in the maximum emission wavelength of tyrosine residues was observed in both cases suggesting that the drugs changed the polarity around tyrosine residues with marginal change around the tryptophan residues. The thermodynamics of the binding interaction analyzed using microcalorimetry presented single binding events that were exothermic in nature in both cases. The binding was driven by large positive standard molar entropy changes with small favorable enthalpy contributions. Negative heat capacity changes in both cases are correlated to the involvement of significant hydrophobic forces in the complexation process. The affinity of DAN to Hb was higher than that of ADG. PMID:26065442

  11. A natural flavonoid glucoside icariin inhibits Th1 and Th17 cell differentiation and ameliorates experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis.

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    Shen, Ruile; Deng, Wenjing; Li, Chun; Zeng, Guangwei

    2015-02-01

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that is characterized by recurrent episodes of T cell-mediated immune attack on central nervous system (CNS) myelin, leading to axon damage and progressive disability. Icariin, a natural flavonoid glucoside isolated from plants in the Epimedium family, has been proved to have various pharmacological activities. However, the effect of icariin on experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) has never been investigated. In our current study, we found that icariin treatment leads to alleviated inflammatory infiltration and reduced blood-brain barrier leakage (BBB) of the paracellular tracer (FITC-dextran) in EAE. Mice that received icariin-treated T cells also displayed lower EAE scores and better clinical recovery from EAE. Icariin administration suppresses the frequencies of Th1 and Th17 cells in the splenocytes and lymph node cells. Icariin-treated mice also show lower frequency of Th17 cells in CNS mononuclear cells. The effect of icariin on Th1 and Th17 cell differentiation may be mediated via modulation of dendritic cells (DCs). Furthermore, icariin suppresses the proliferation of T cells and the differentiation of Th1 and Th17 cells in vitro. In conclusion, icariin ameliorates EAE and this was associated with suppressed Th1 and Th17 cell differentiation. PMID:25528476

  12. Long Chain Fatty Acid Acylated Derivatives of Quercetin-3-O-Glucoside as Antioxidants to Prevent Lipid Oxidation

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    Warnakulasuriya, Sumudu N.; Ziaullah; Rupasinghe, H.P. Vasantha

    2014-01-01

    Flavonoids have shown promise as natural plant-based antioxidants for protecting lipids from oxidation. It was hypothesized that their applications in lipophilic food systems can be further enhanced by esterification of flavonoids with fatty acids. Quercetin-3-O-glucoside (Q3G) was esterified individually with six selected long chain fatty acids: stearic acid (STA), oleic acid (OLA), linoleic acid (LNA), ?-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and decosahexaenoic acid (DHA), using Candida antarctica B lipase as the biocatalyst. The antioxidant activity of esterified flavonoids was evaluated using lipid oxidation model systems of poly-unsaturated fatty acids-rich fish oil and human low density lipoprotein (LDL), in vitro. In the oil-in-water emulsion, Q3G esters exhibited 50% to 100% inhibition in primary oxidation and 30% to 75% inhibition in secondary oxidation. In bulk oil, Q3G esters did not provide considerable protection from lipid oxidation; however, Q3G demonstrated more than 50% inhibition in primary oxidation. EPA, DHA and ALA esters of Q3G showed significantly higher inhibition in Cu2+- and peroxyl radical-induced LDL oxidation in comparison to Q3G. PMID:25384198

  13. Isolation of a flavonoid, apigenin 7-O-glucoside, from Mentha longifolia (L.) Hudson subspecies longifolia and its genotoxic potency.

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    Gulluce, Medine; Orhan, Furkan; Yanmis, Derya; Arasoglu, Tulin; Guvenalp, Zuhal; Demirezer, Lutfiye Omur

    2015-09-01

    Mentha is a medicinal and aromatic plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family, which is widely used in food, flavor, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. Recently, it has been found that the use of Mentha as a pharmaceutical source is based on its phytochemical constituents that have far been identified as tannins, saponins, phenolic acids and flavonoids. This study was designed to evaluate the mutagenic and antimutagenic activities of apigenin 7-O-glucoside (A7G), a flavonoid isolated from Mentha longifolia (L.) Hudson subspecies longifolia (ML). The possible antimutagenic potential of A7G was examined against mutagens ethyl methanesulfonate and acridine in an eukaryotic cell system Saccharomyces cerevisiae and sodium azide in Salmonella typhimurium TA1535 and 9-aminoacridine in S. typhimurium TA1537. According to our findings, any concentrations of the A7G used did not show mutagenic activity but exerted strong antimutagenic activities at tested concentrations. The inhibition rates for the Ames test ranged from 27.2% (S. typhimurium TA1535: 0.4 μM/plate) to 91.1% (S. typhimurium TA1537: 0.2 μM/plate) and for the yeast deletion assay from 4% to 57.7%. This genotoxicological study suggests that a flavonoid from ML owing to antimutagenic properties is of great pharmacological importance and might be beneficial to industries producing food additives, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals products. PMID:23377117

  14. Determination of the relative contribution of quercetin and its glucosides to the antioxidant capacity of onion by cyclic voltammetry and spectrophotometric methods.

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    Zielinska, Danuta; Wiczkowski, Wieslaw; Piskula, Mariusz Konrad

    2008-05-28

    This paper describes the use of cyclic voltammetry (CV), spectrophotometric methods [Trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC), peroxyl radical trapping capacity (PRTC), DPPH radical scavenging activity (RSA), and Folin-Ciocalteu reagent (FCR) reducing capacity], and photochemiluminescence (PCL) for the measurement of the antioxidant capacity of onion var. Sochaczewska and var. Szalotka. The antioxidant and reducing activity of the dominant onion flavonoids quercetin (Q), quercetin-3- O-beta-glucoside (Q3G), quercetin-4'- O-beta-glucoside (Q4'G), and quercetin-3,4'-di- O-beta-glucoside (Q3,4'G) were determined by spectrophotometric (TEAC and PRTC) and CV methods, respectively. The contribution of quercetin and its glucosides to the antioxidant capacity of onion was calculated in consequence of the qualitative and quantitative analysis of onion flavonoids by high-performance liquid chromatography-ultraviolet-mass spectrometry. The dominant forms of quercetin in the onion var. Sochaczewska and Szalotka included Q4'G (61 and 54%), Q3,4'G (37 and 44%), Q3G (1.4 and 1.1%), and free quercetin (1.1 and 0.7%), respectively. The CV experiment showed the highest reducing activity of Q while Q3G, Q4'G, and Q3,4'G exhibited about 68, 51, and 30% of the reducing power noted for Q. The order of the reducing activity of onion flavonoids was confirmed by their free radical scavenging activity and evaluated by TEAC and PRTC assays as follows: Q > Q3G > Q4'G > Q3,4'G. The Q4'G and Q3,4'G showed poor antioxidant activity under both applied spectrophotometric assays but still exhibited reducing activity based on CV experiments. The reducing capacity of onions determined by CV method was twice higher than the antioxidant capacity formed by water-soluble compounds (ACW) evaluated by PCL, and it was about 50% higher than PRTC and DPPH RSA results and the converted FCR reducing capacity. In contrast, the reducing capacity of onions determined by the CV method was 3-fold and about four times lower when compared to the antioxidant capacity evaluated by the TEAC method and that formed by lipid-soluble compounds (ACL) provided by PCL, respectively. The highest antioxidant capacity of onion was found under cumulative consideration of PCL (ACW + ACL) and TEAC assays. The relative contribution of Q and its glucosides to the antioxidant capacity of onions showed a low contribution of Q, Q3G, and Q3,4'G derived from CV, TEAC, and PRTC assays while the highest contribution to the antioxidant capacity of onions was provided by Q4'G. PMID:18454541

  15. Anti-protozoal and plasmodial FabI enzyme inhibiting metabolites of Scrophularia lepidota roots.

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    Tasdemir, Deniz; Gner, Nadide Deniz; Perozzo, Remo; Brun, Reto; Dnmez, Ali A; Calis, Ihsan; Redi, Peter

    2005-02-01

    The ethanolic root extract of Scrophularia lepidota, an endemic plant of the Turkish flora, has been investigated for its anti-protozoal and inhibitory effect towards plasmodial enoyl-ACP reductase (FabI), a key enzyme of fatty acid biosynthesis in Plasmodium falciparum. Chromatographic separation of the extract yielded 10 iridoids (1-10), two of which are new, and a known phenylethanoid glycoside (11). The structures of the new compounds were determined as 3,4-dihydro-methylcatalpol (8) and 6-O-[4''-O-trans-(3,4-dimethoxycinnamoyl)-alpha-L-rhamnopyranosyl]aucubin (scrolepidoside, 9) by spectroscopic means. The remaining metabolites were characterized as catalpol (1), 6-O-methylcatalpol (2), aucubin (3), 6-O-alpha-L-rhamnopyranosyl-aucubin (sinuatol, 4), 6-O-beta-D-xylopyranosylaucubin (5), ajugol (6), ajugoside (7), an iridoid-related aglycone (10) and angoroside C (11). Nine isolates were active against Leishmania donovani, with the new compound 9 being most potent (IC50 6.1 microg/ml). Except for 4, all pure compounds revealed some trypanocidal potential against Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense (IC50 values 29.3-73.0 microg/ml). Only compound 10 showed moderate anti-plasmodial (IC50 40.6 microg/ml) and FabI enzyme inhibitory activity (IC50 100 microg/ml). 10 is the second natural product inhibiting the fatty acid biosynthesis of Plasmodium falciparum. PMID:15680992

  16. Impact of the dual defence system of Plantago lanceolata (Plantaginaceae) on performance, nutrient utilisation and feeding choice behaviour of Amata mogadorensis larvae (Lepidoptera, Erebidae).

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    Pankoke, Helga; Gehring, Ren; Mller, Caroline

    2015-11-01

    Iridoid glycosides are plant defence compounds with potentially detrimental effects on non-adapted herbivores. Some plant species possess ?-glucosidases that hydrolyse iridoid glycosides and thereby release protein-denaturing aglycones. To test the hypothesis that iridoid glycosides and plant ?-glucosidases form a dual defence system, we used Plantago lanceolata and a polyphagous caterpillar species. To analyse the impact of leaf-age dependent differences in iridoid glycoside concentrations and ?-glucosidase activities on insect performance, old or young leaves were freeze-dried and incorporated into artificial diets or were provided freshly to the larvae. We determined larval consumption rates and the amounts of assimilated nitrogen. Furthermore, we quantified ?-glucosidase activities in artificial diets and fresh leaves and the amount of iridoid glycosides that larvae feeding on fresh leaves ingested and excreted. Compared to fresh leaves, caterpillars grew faster on artificial diets, on which larval weight gain correlated positively to the absorbed amount of nitrogen. When feeding fresh young leaves, larvae even lost weight and excreted only minute proportions of the ingested iridoid glycosides intact with the faeces, indicating that the hydrolysis of these compounds might have interfered with nitrogen assimilation and impaired larval growth. To disentangle physiological effects from deterrent effects of iridoid glycosides, we performed dual choice feeding assays. Young leaves, their methanolic extracts and pure catalpol reduced larval feeding in comparison to the respective controls, while aucubin had no effect on larval consumption. We conclude that the dual defence system of P. lanceolata consisting of iridoid glycosides and ?-glucosidases interferes with the nutrient utilisation via the hydrolysis of iridoid glycosides and also mediates larval feeding behaviour in a concentration- and substance-specific manner. PMID:26306994

  17. Effects of milling and baking technologies on levels of deoxynivalenol and its masked form deoxynivalenol-3-glucoside.

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    Kostelanska, Marta; Dzuman, Zbynek; Malachova, Alexandra; Capouchova, Ivana; Prokinova, Evzenie; Skerikova, Alena; Hajslova, Jana

    2011-09-14

    The co-occurrence of the major Fusarium mycotoxin deoxynivalenol (DON) and its conjugate deoxynivalenol-3-glucoside (DON-3-Glc) has been documented in infected wheat. This study reports on the fate of this masked DON within milling and baking technologies for the first time and compares its levels with those of the free parent toxin. The fractionation of DON-3-Glc and DON in milling fractions was similar, tested white flours contained only approximately 60% of their content in unprocessed wheat grains. No substantial changes of both target analytes occurred during the dough preparation process, i.e. kneading, fermentation, and proofing. However, when bakery improvers enzymes mixtures were employed as a dough ingredient, a distinct increase up to 145% of conjugated DON-3-Glc occurred in fermented dough. Some decrease of both DON-3-Glc and DON (10 and 13%, respectively, compared to fermented dough) took place during baking. Thermal degradation products of DON, namely norDON A, B, C, D, and DON-lactone were detected in roasted wheat samples and baked bread samples by means of UPLC-Orbitrap MS. Moreover, thermal degradation products derived from DON-3-Glc were detected and tentatively identified in heat-treated contaminated wheat and bread based on accurate mass measurement performed under the ultrahigh mass resolving power. These products, originating from DON-3-Glc through de-epoxidation and other structural changes in the seskviterpene cycle, were named norDON-3-Glc A, B, C, D, and DON-3-Glc-lactone analogically to DON degradation products. Most of these compounds were located in the crust of experimental breads. PMID:21797213

  18. Total glucosides of peony ameliorates Sjögren's syndrome by affecting Th1/Th2 cytokine balance

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    WU, GUOLIN; WU, NAYUAN; LI, TIANYI; LU, WENWEN; YU, GUOYOU

    2016-01-01

    The present study aimed to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the effects of total glucosides of peony (TGP) in the treatment of Sjögren's syndrome (SS). A total of 40 mice with SS were evenly assigned into four groups, including: Control group; TGP group, receiving 1 mg TGP daily; hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) group, receiving 0.25 mg HCQ daily; and a combined group, receiving 1 mg TGP and 0.25 mg HCQ daily. After 8 weeks, quantitative polymerase chain reaction and an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay were used to detect the levels of interferon-γ (IFN-γ), interleukin-4 (IL-4), Fas and FasL in each group of mice. In addition, immunohistochemical analysis was used to determine the expression levels of IFN-γ and IL-4. IFN-γ, IL-4, Fas and FasL levels were significantly increased in the control group compared with the other three groups (P<0.05). Furthermore, the expression levels of these factors were reduced in the combined group in comparison with the HCQ group (P<0.05). The ratios of IFN-γ to IL-4 were decreased in the TGP and combined groups compared with the control group (P<0.05). The present results indicate that TGP ameliorates SS by affecting the Th1/Th2 cytokine balance and decreasing the expression levels of IFN-γ, IL-4, Fas and FasL. Therefore, TGP may represent a potential novel therapeutic agent for the treatment of SS.

  19. Plant Food Delphinidin-3-Glucoside Significantly Inhibits Platelet Activation and Thrombosis: Novel Protective Roles against Cardiovascular Diseases

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    Yang, Yan; Shi, Zhenyin; Reheman, Adili; Jin, Joseph W.; Li, Conglei; Wang, Yiming; Andrews, Marc C.; Chen, Pingguo; Zhu, Guangheng; Ling, Wenhua; Ni, Heyu

    2012-01-01

    Delphinidin-3-glucoside (Dp-3-g) is one of the predominant bioactive compounds of anthocyanins in many plant foods. Although several anthocyanin compounds have been reported to be protective against cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), the direct effect of anthocyanins on platelets, the key players in atherothrombosis, has not been studied. The roles of Dp-3-g in platelet function are completely unknown. The present study investigated the effects of Dp-3-g on platelet activation and several thrombosis models in vitro and in vivo. We found that Dp-3-g significantly inhibited human and murine platelet aggregation in both platelet-rich plasma and purified platelets. It also markedly reduced thrombus growth in human and murine blood in perfusion chambers at both low and high shear rates. Using intravital microscopy, we observed that Dp-3-g decreased platelet deposition, destabilized thrombi, and prolonged the time required for vessel occlusion. Dp-3-g also significantly inhibited thrombus growth in a carotid artery thrombosis model. To elucidate the mechanisms, we examined platelet activation markers via flow cytometry and found that Dp-3-g significantly inhibited the expression of P-selectin, CD63, CD40L, which reflect platelet α- and δ-granule release, and cytosol protein secretion, respectively. We further demonstrated that Dp-3-g downregulated the expression of active integrin αIIbβ3 on platelets, and attenuated fibrinogen binding to platelets following agonist treatment, without interfering with the direct interaction between fibrinogen and integrin αIIbβ3. We found that Dp-3-g reduced phosphorylation of adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase, which may contribute to the observed inhibitory effects on platelet activation. Thus, Dp-3-g significantly inhibits platelet activation and attenuates thrombus growth at both arterial and venous shear stresses, which likely contributes to its protective roles against thrombosis and CVDs. PMID:22624015

  20. Elucidation of the final reactions of DIMBOA-glucoside biosynthesis in maize: characterization of Bx6 and Bx7.

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    Jonczyk, Rafal; Schmidt, Holger; Osterrieder, Anne; Fiesselmann, Andreas; Schullehner, Katrin; Haslbeck, Martin; Sicker, Dieter; Hofmann, Diana; Yalpani, Nasser; Simmons, Carl; Frey, Monika; Gierl, Alfons

    2008-03-01

    Benzoxazinoids were identified in the early 1960s as secondary metabolites of the grasses that function as natural pesticides and exhibit allelopathic properties. Benzoxazinoids are synthesized in seedlings and stored as glucosides (glcs); the main aglucone moieties are 2,4-dihydroxy-2H-1,4-benzoxazin-3(4H)-one (DIBOA) and 2,4-dihydroxy-7-methoxy-2H-1,4-benzoxazin-3(4H)-one (DIMBOA). The genes of DIBOA-glc biosynthesis have previously been isolated and the enzymatic functions characterized. Here, the enzymes for conversion of DIBOA-glc to DIMBOA-glc are identified. DIBOA-glc is the substrate of the dioxygenase BENZOXAZINLESS6 (BX6) and the produced 2,4,7-trihydroxy-2H-1,4-benzoxazin-3-(4H)-one-glc is metabolized by the methyltransferase BX7 to yield DIMBOA-glc. Both enzymes exhibit moderate K(m) values (below 0.4 mm) and k(cat) values of 2.10 s(-1) and 0.25 s(-1), respectively. Although BX6 uses a glucosylated substrate, our localization studies indicate a cytoplasmic localization of the dioxygenase. Bx6 and Bx7 are highest expressed in seedling tissue, a feature shared with the other Bx genes. At present, Bx6 and Bx7 have no close relatives among the members of their respective gene families. Bx6 and Bx7 map to the cluster of Bx genes on the short arm of chromosome 4. PMID:18192444

  1. Molecular dynamics simulations of the lyotropic reverse hexagonal (HII) of Guerbet branched-chain ?-D-glucoside.

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    Nguan, Hockseng; Ahmadi, Sara; Hashim, Rauzah

    2014-01-01

    Through atomistic molecular dynamic simulations using a GROMOS53a6 force field for the carbohydrate, we studied the lyotropic reverse hexagonal phase HII from a glycolipid, namely the Guerbet branched-chain ?-d-glucoside, at 14% and 22% water concentrations. Our simulations showed that at low water concentration (14%) the sugar head group overlapped extensively and protruded into the water channel. In contrast, in the 22% concentration system a water column free from the sugar headgroup ('free' water) was formed as expected for the system close to the limit of maximum hydration. In both concentrations, we found anomalous water diffusion in the xy-plane, i.e. the two-dimensional space confined by the surface of the cylinder. On the other hand, along the z-axis, the water diffusion obeyed the Einstein relation for the 22% system, while for the 14% system it was slightly anomalous. For the 22% system, the diffusion along the z-axis of the 'free' water obeyed the Einstein relation, while that of the 'bound' water is slightly anomalous. The xy-plane displacement of the 'bound' water was higher than that for the 'free' water at times longer than 200 ps, as a consequence of the exchange of water molecules between the two regions. Based on our findings, we proposed an alternative explanation to the observed spatial heterogeneity in the HII phase from probe diffusion by Penaloza et al. (Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012, 14(15), 5247-5250). We found the extent of contact with water was different at different oxygen atoms within the sugar ring. Generally, a higher probability of hydrogen bonding but a shorter lifetime was found in 22% water compared to the case of 14% water. Finally, we examined the extension and compression of the alkyl chain of a columnar. PMID:24257208

  2. Simultaneous determination of two iridoid glycosides, two anthraquinones and four flavonoid glycosides of Zhi-Zi-Da-Huang decoction in rat plasma by UFLC-MS/MS: application to a comparative pharmacokinetic study in normal and cholestatic liver injury rats.

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    Zhu, Heyun; Bi, Kaishun; Han, Fei; Guan, Jiao; Tang, Zheng; Chen, Kelin; Zhao, Longshan; Li, Qing; Yin, Ran; Hou, Xiaohong

    2014-06-01

    A selective, sensitive and reliable ultra fast liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UFLC-MS/MS) method has been developed for the simultaneous determination of two iridoid glycosides (geniposide and genipin gentiobioside), two anthraquinones (rhein and emodin) and four flavonoid glycosides (isonaringin, naringin, hesperidin and neohesperidin), the major active ingredients of Zhi-Zi-Da-Huang decoction (ZZDHD), in rat plasma using paeoniflorin as internal standard (IS). After liquid-liquid extraction with ethyl acetate-isopropanol (1:1, v/v), separation was achieved on a Shim-pack XR-ODS C18 column (75 mm3.0 mm, 2.2 ?m) using gradient elution with a mobile phase consisting of water (containing 0.1% formic acid) and acetonitrile at a flow rate of 0.4 mL/min. Detection was performed on 4000 QTRAP mass spectrometry equipped with turbo ion spray source in the negative ionization and multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) mode. The intra- and inter-day precisions (as relative standard deviation) were less than 11.4%, and accuracy (as relative error) was within 10.0%. The lower limits of quantification (LLOQ) were 4.0, 0.5, 2.0, 0.1, 1.0, 2.0, 1.0, 2.0 ng/mL for geniposide, genipin gentiobioside, rhein, emodin, isonaringin, naringin, hesperidin and neohesperidin, respectively. The extraction recoveries of the analytes and IS from rat plasma were all more than 86.0%. The method was fully validated and applied to compare the pharmacokinetic profiles of the analytes in normal and cholestatic liver injury (CLI) rats after oral administration of ZZDHD. Results showed that there were remarkable differences in pharmacokinetic properties of the analytes between normal and CLI group. PMID:24793084

  3. A novel Sinorhizobium meliloti operon encodes an alpha-glucosidase and a periplasmic-binding-protein-dependent transport system for alpha-glucosides.

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    Willis, L B; Walker, G C

    1999-07-01

    The most abundant carbon source transported into legume root nodules is photosynthetically produced sucrose, yet the importance of its metabolism by rhizobia in planta is not yet known. To identify genes involved in sucrose uptake and hydrolysis, we screened a Sinorhizobium meliloti genomic library and discovered a segment of S. meliloti DNA which allows Ralstonia eutropha to grow on the alpha-glucosides sucrose, maltose, and trehalose. Tn5 mutagenesis localized the required genes to a 6.8-kb region containing five open reading frames which were named agl, for alpha-glucoside utilization. Four of these (aglE, aglF, aglG, and aglK) appear to encode a periplasmic-binding-protein-dependent sugar transport system, and one (aglA) appears to encode an alpha-glucosidase with homology to family 13 of glycosyl hydrolases. Cosmid-borne agl genes permit uptake of radiolabeled sucrose into R. eutropha cells. Analysis of the properties of agl mutants suggests that S. meliloti possesses at least one additional alpha-glucosidase as well as a lower-affinity transport system for alpha-glucosides. It is possible that the Fix+ phenotype of agl mutants on alfalfa is due to these additional functions. Loci found by DNA sequencing to be adjacent to aglEFGAK include a probable regulatory gene (aglR), zwf and edd, which encode the first two enzymes of the Entner-Doudoroff pathway, pgl, which shows homology to a gene encoding a putative phosphogluconolactonase, and a novel Rhizobium-specific repeat element. PMID:10400573

  4. Functional characterization, homology modeling and docking studies of β-glucosidase responsible for bioactivation of cyanogenic hydroxynitrile glucosides from Leucaena leucocephala (subabul).

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    Shaik, Noor M; Misra, Anurag; Singh, Somesh; Fatangare, Amol B; Ramakumar, Suryanarayanarao; Rawal, Shuban K; Khan, Bashir M

    2013-02-01

    Glycosyl hydrolase family 1 β-glucosidases are important enzymes that serve many diverse functions in plants including defense, whereby hydrolyzing the defensive compounds such as hydroxynitrile glucosides. A hydroxynitrile glucoside cleaving β-glucosidase gene (Llbglu1) was isolated from Leucaena leucocephala, cloned into pET-28a (+) and expressed in E. coli BL21 (DE3) cells. The recombinant enzyme was purified by Ni-NTA affinity chromatography. The optimal temperature and pH for this β-glucosidase were found to be 45 °C and 4.8, respectively. The purified Llbglu1 enzyme hydrolyzed the synthetic glycosides, pNPGlucoside (pNPGlc) and pNPGalactoside (pNPGal). Also, the enzyme hydrolyzed amygdalin, a hydroxynitrile glycoside and a few of the tested flavonoid and isoflavonoid glucosides. The kinetic parameters K (m) and V (max) were found to be 38.59 μM and 0.8237 μM/mg/min for pNPGlc, whereas for pNPGal the values were observed as 1845 μM and 0.1037 μM/mg/min. In the present study, a three dimensional (3D) model of the Llbglu1 was built by MODELLER software to find out the substrate binding sites and the quality of the model was examined using the program PROCHEK. Docking studies indicated that conserved active site residues are Glu 199, Glu 413, His 153, Asn 198, Val 270, Asn 340, and Trp 462. Docking of rhodiocyanoside A with the modeled Llbglu1 resulted in a binding with free energy change (ΔG) of -5.52 kcal/mol on which basis rhodiocyanoside A could be considered as a potential substrate. PMID:23079707

  5. Glucosylceramidase from calf spleen. Characterization of its active site with 4-n-alkylumbelliferyl beta-glucosides and N-alkyl derivatives of 1-deoxynojirimycin.

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    Legler, G; Liedtke, H

    1985-12-01

    The beta-glucosides of 4-heptyl-, -nonyl-, and -undecylumbelliferone were synthesized and their substrate properties studied with calf spleen glucosylceramidase. Self-association of the free long chain alkylumbelliferones in aqueous buffer was inferred from their low fluorescence in the absence and strongly enhanced fluorescence in the presence of detergents. Association of the higher alkylumbelliferyl glucosides with detergent micelles was indicated by the influence of detergent on solubility and on enzyme activity which differed markedly between the methyl and the higher alkyl substrates. Compared to 4-methylumbelliferyl beta-glucoside their Km was 14 to 23 times smaller and Vmax/Km 20 to 30 times larger with no significant difference between the nonyl and undecyl derivatives. The enzyme was inhibited by 1-deoxynojirimycin (1,5-dideoxy-1,5-imino-D-glucitol, dNM) and a series of its N-alkyl derivatives with Ki-values that ranged from 390 microM for the parent compound to 330 microM for the butyl derivative and 0.08 microM for the tetradecyl derivative. The biphasic linear plot of - RT X 1n [Ki/Ki (dNM)] vs. chain length is interpreted in terms of an aglycon binding site that has an extended hydrophobic region starting at about 5 carbon atoms from the catalytic site. dNM inhibited greater than or equal to 10(3) times better than D-glucose, and N-decanoyl-dNM was a very weak inhibitor compared to N-decyl-dNM. It is concluded that the formation of an ion pair consisting of the protonated dNM derivative and an essential carboxylate at the catalytic site makes a large contribution to the binding energy. Strong shielding of this site from the aqueous environment is indicated by identical effects of ionic strength on Km and Ki. PMID:2936366

  6. The crystal structure of rice (Oryza sativa L.) Os4BGlu12, an oligosaccharide and tuberonic acid glucoside-hydrolyzing ?-glucosidase with significant thioglucohydrolase activity.

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    Sansenya, Sompong; Opassiri, Rodjana; Kuaprasert, Buabarn; Chen, Chun-Jung; Cairns, James R Ketudat

    2011-06-01

    Rice Os4BGlu12, a glycoside hydrolase family 1 (GH1) ?-glucosidase, hydrolyzes ?-(1,4)-linked oligosaccharides of 3-6 glucosyl residues and the ?-(1,3)-linked disaccharide laminaribiose, as well as certain glycosides. The crystal structures of apo Os4BGlu12, and its complexes with 2,4-dinitrophenyl-2-deoxyl-2-fluoroglucoside (DNP2FG) and 2-deoxy-2-fluoroglucose (G2F) were solved at 2.50, 2.45 and 2.40 resolution, respectively. The overall structure of rice Os4BGlu12 is typical of GH1 enzymes, but it contains an extra disulfide bridge in the loop B region. The glucose ring of the G2F in the covalent intermediate was found in a (4)C(1) chair conformation, while that of the noncovalently bound DNP2FG had a (1)S(3) skew boat, consistent with hydrolysis via a (4)H(3) half-chair transition state. The position of the catalytic nucleophile (Glu393) in the G2F structure was more similar to that of the Sinapsis alba myrosinase G2F complex than to that in covalent intermediates of other O-glucosidases, such as rice Os3BGlu6 and Os3BGlu7 ?-glucosidases. This correlated with a significant thioglucosidase activity for Os4BGlu12, although with 200- to 1200-fold lower k(cat)/K(m) values for S-glucosides than the comparable O-glucosides, while hydrolysis of S-glucosides was undetectable for Os3BGlu6 and Os3BGlu7. PMID:21521631

  7. Cytotoxic and EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitory activities of aglycone derivatives obtained by enzymatic hydrolysis of oleoside-type secoiridoid glucosides, oleuropein and ligustroside.

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    Kikuchi, Masafumi; Mano, Nariyasu; Uehara, Yoshimasa; Machida, Koichi; Kikuchi, Masao

    2011-01-01

    Hydrolysis of oleoside-type secoiridoid glucosides, oleuropein (1) and ligustroside (2), in the presence of ?-glucosidase provided their aglycones, named (5S,8R,9S)-7-3,4-dihydroxyphenethyl elenolate (3) and (5S,8R,9S)-7-4-hydroxyphenethyl elenolate (4), respectively. The structures of 3 and 4 were identified by spectroscopic means and optical rotation measurements. Evaluation of the cytotoxic and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitory activities of compounds 1-4 showed that compounds 3 and 4 exhibited moderate cytotoxicity against a disease-oriented panel of 39 human cancer cell lines in vitro, whereas compound 3 inhibited the enzyme. PMID:21042869

  8. Semiquinone glucoside derivative provides protection against γ-radiation by modulation of immune response in murine model.

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    Mishra, S; Patel, D D; Bansal, D D; Kumar, R

    2016-04-01

    Present study was undertaken to evaluate radioprotective and immunomodulatory activities of a novel semiquinone glucoside derivative (SQGD) isolated from Bacillus sp. INM-1 in C57 BL/6 mice. Whole body survival study was performed to evaluate in vivo radioprotective efficacy of SQGD. To observe effect of SQGD on immunostimulation, Circulatory cytokine (i.e., interleukin-2 (IL-2), IFN-γ, IL-10, granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF), granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF), and macrophage colony stimulating factor (M-CSF) expression was analyzed in serum of irradiated and SQGD treated mice at different time intervals using ELISA assay. Results of the present investigation indicated that SQGD pre-treatment (-2 h) to lethally irradiated mice provide ∼83% whole body survival compared with irradiated mice where no survival was observed at 30(th) post irradiation day. Significant (p < 0.05) induction in IL-2 and IFN-γ expression was observed at all tested time intervals with SQGD pre-treated irradiated mice as compared with irradiated mice alone. However, sharp increase in IL-10 expression was observed in irradiated mice which were found to be subsidized in irradiated mice pre-treated with SQGD. Similarly, significant (p < 0.05%) induction in G-CSF, M-CSF and GM-CSF expression was observed in irradiated mice treated with SQGD as compared with irradiated control mice at tested time intervals. In conclusion, SQGD pre-treatment to irradiated mice enhanced expression of IL-12 and IFN-γ while down-regulated IL-10 expression and thus modulates cytoprotective pro-inflammatory TH1 type immune response in irradiated mice. Further, SQGD pre-treatment to irradiated mice accelerate G-CSF, GM-CSF and M-CSF expression suggesting improved haematopoiesis and enhanced cellular immune response in immuno-compromised irradiated mice that may contribute to in vivo radiation protection. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Environ Toxicol 31: 478-488, 2016. PMID:25361477

  9. Biochemical Characterization of a Recombinant UDP-glucosyltransferase from Rice and Enzymatic Production of Deoxynivalenol-3-O-β-d-glucoside

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    Michlmayr, Herbert; Malachová, Alexandra; Varga, Elisabeth; Kleinová, Jana; Lemmens, Marc; Newmister, Sean; Rayment, Ivan; Berthiller, Franz; Adam, Gerhard

    2015-01-01

    Glycosylation is an important plant defense mechanism and conjugates of Fusarium mycotoxins often co-occur with their parent compounds in cereal-based food and feed. In case of deoxynivalenol (DON), deoxynivalenol-3-O-β-d-glucoside (D3G) is the most important masked mycotoxin. The toxicological significance of D3G is not yet fully understood so that it is crucial to obtain this compound in pure and sufficient quantities for toxicological risk assessment and for use as an analytical standard. The aim of this study was the biochemical characterization of a DON-inactivating UDP-glucosyltransferase from rice (OsUGT79) and to investigate its suitability for preparative D3G synthesis. Apparent Michaelis constants (Km) of recombinant OsUGT79 were 0.23 mM DON and 2.2 mM UDP-glucose. Substrate inhibition occurred at DON concentrations above 2 mM (Ki = 24 mM DON), and UDP strongly inhibited the enzyme. Cu2+ and Zn2+ (1 mM) inhibited the enzyme completely. Sucrose synthase AtSUS1 was employed to regenerate UDP-glucose during the glucosylation reaction. With this approach, optimal conversion rates can be obtained at limited concentrations of the costly co-factor UDP-glucose. D3G can now be synthesized in sufficient quantity and purity. Similar strategies may be of interest to produce β-glucosides of other toxins. PMID:26197338

  10. Raman spectroscopic analysis of cyanogenic glucosides in plants: development of a flow injection surface-enhanced Raman scatter (FI-SERS) method for determination of cyanide.

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    Thygesen, Lisbeth Garbrecht; Jrgensen, Kirsten; Mller, Birger Lindberg; Engelsen, Sren Balling

    2004-02-01

    Cyanogenic glucosides were studied using Raman spectroscopy. Spectra of the crystal forms of linamarin, linustatin, neolinustatin, amygdalin, sambunigrin, and dhurrin were obtained using a Raman spectrograph microscope equipped with a 532 nm laser. The position of the signal from the C identical with N triple bond of the cyanohydrin group was influenced by the nature of the side group and was above 2240 cm(-1) for the three cyanogenic glucosides that contain a neighboring aromatic ring, and below or partially below 2240 cm(-1) for the non-aromatic cyanoglucosides. Signals from the CN bond of linamarin/lotaustralin in leaves and roots from a medium cyanogenic cassava variety were obtained in situ using a Fourier transform near-infrared (FT-NIR) Raman interferometer with a 1064 nm laser, but the signal was very weak and difficult to obtain. A spectrum containing a signal from the CN bond of dhurrin in a freeze-dried sorghum leaf was also obtained using this instrument. Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) was demonstrated to be a more sensitive method that enabled determination of the cyanogenic potential of plant tissue. The SERS method was optimized by flow injection (FI) using a colloidal gold dispersion as effluent. Potential problems and pitfalls of the method are discussed. PMID:15000716

  11. Studies on metabolism of total glucosides of paeony from Paeoniae Radix Alba in rats by UPLC-Q-TOF-MS/MS.

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    Cao, Wenli; Wang, Xinguo; Li, Haojie; Shi, Xuliang; Fan, Wencheng; Zhao, Shaohua; Liu, Minyan; Niu, Liying

    2015-11-01

    Total glucosides of paeony are the active constituents of Paeoniae Radix Alba. In this study, a novel strategy was proposed to find more metabolites and the differences between paeoniflorin, albiflorin and total glucosides of paeony (TGP). This strategy was characterized as follows: firstly, the animals were divided into three groups (paeoniflorin, albiflorin and TGP) to identify the source of TGP metabolites from paeoniflorin or albiflorin; secondly, a generic information-dependent acquisition scan for the low-level metabolites was triggered by the multiple mass defect filter and dynamic background subtraction; thirdly, the metabolites were identified with a combination of data-processing methods including mass defect filtering, neutral loss filtering and product ion filtering; finally, a comparative study was used in the metabolism of paeoniflorin, albiflorin and TGP. Based on the strategy, 18 metabolites of TGP, 10 metabolites of paeoniflorin and 13 metabolites of albiflorin were identified respectively. The results indicated that the hydrolysis, conjugation reaction and oxidization were the major metabolic pathways, and the metabolic sites were the glycosidic linkage, the ester bond and the benzene ring. This study is first to explore the metabolism of TGP, and these findings enhance our understanding of the metabolism and the interactions of paeoniflrin and albiflorin in TGP. PMID:26058364

  12. Molecular cloning and biochemical characterization of a recombinant sterol 3-O-glucosyltransferase from Gymnema sylvestre R.Br. catalyzing biosynthesis of steryl glucosides.

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    Tiwari, Pragya; Sangwan, Rajender Singh; Asha; Mishra, B N; Sabir, Farzana; Sangwan, Neelam S

    2014-01-01

    Gymnema sylvestre R.Br., a pharmacologically important herb vernacularly called Gur-Mar (sugar eliminator), is widely known for its antidiabetic action. This property of the herb has been attributed to the presence of bioactive triterpene glycosides. Although some information regarding pharmacology and phytochemical profiles of the plant are available, no attempts have been made so far to decipher the biosynthetic pathway and key enzymes involved in biosynthesis of steryl glucosides. The present report deals with the identification and catalytic characterization of a glucosyltransferase, catalyzing biosynthesis of steryl glycosides. The full length cDNA (2572 bp) contained an open reading frame of 2106 nucleotides that encoded a 701 amino acid protein, falling into GT-B subfamily of glycosyltransferases. The GsSGT was expressed in Escherichia coli and biochemical characterization of the recombinant enzyme suggested its key role in the biosynthesis of steryl glucosides with catalytic preference for C-3 hydroxyl group of sterols. To our knowledge, this pertains to be the first report on cloning and biochemical characterization of a sterol metabolism gene from G. sylvestre R.Br. catalyzing glucosylation of a variety of sterols of biological origin from diverse organisms such as bacteria, fungi, and plants. PMID:25250339

  13. Molecular Cloning and Biochemical Characterization of a Recombinant Sterol 3-O-Glucosyltransferase from Gymnema sylvestre R.Br. Catalyzing Biosynthesis of Steryl Glucosides

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    Sangwan, Rajender Singh; Asha; Mishra, B. N.; Sangwan, Neelam S.

    2014-01-01

    Gymnema sylvestre R.Br., a pharmacologically important herb vernacularly called Gur-Mar (sugar eliminator), is widely known for its antidiabetic action. This property of the herb has been attributed to the presence of bioactive triterpene glycosides. Although some information regarding pharmacology and phytochemical profiles of the plant are available, no attempts have been made so far to decipher the biosynthetic pathway and key enzymes involved in biosynthesis of steryl glucosides. The present report deals with the identification and catalytic characterization of a glucosyltransferase, catalyzing biosynthesis of steryl glycosides. The full length cDNA (2572 bp) contained an open reading frame of 2106 nucleotides that encoded a 701 amino acid protein, falling into GT-B subfamily of glycosyltransferases. The GsSGT was expressed in Escherichia coli and biochemical characterization of the recombinant enzyme suggested its key role in the biosynthesis of steryl glucosides with catalytic preference for C-3 hydroxyl group of sterols. To our knowledge, this pertains to be the first report on cloning and biochemical characterization of a sterol metabolism gene from G. sylvestre R.Br. catalyzing glucosylation of a variety of sterols of biological origin from diverse organisms such as bacteria, fungi, and plants. PMID:25250339

  14. Genetic engineering of plant secondary metabolism. Accumulation of 4-hydroxybenzoate glucosides as a result of the expression of the bacterial ubiC gene in tobacco.

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    Siebert, M; Sommer, S; Li, S M; Wang, Z X; Severin, K; Heide, L

    1996-01-01

    The ubiC gene of Escherichia coli encodes chorismate pyruvatelyase, an enzyme that converts chorismate into 4-hydroxybenzoate (4HB) and is not normally present in plants. The ubiC gene was expressed in Nicotiana tabacum L. plants under control of a constitutive plant promoter. The gene product was targeted into the plastid by fusing it to the sequence for the chloroplast transit peptide of the small subunit of ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase. Transgenic plants showed high chorismate pyruvate-lyase activity and accumulated 4HB as beta-glucosides, with the glucose attached to either the hydroxy or the carboxyl function of 4HB. The total content of 4HB glucosides was approximately 0.52% of dry weight, which exceeded the content of untransformed plants by at least a factor of 1000. Feeding experiments with [1,7-13C2]shikimic acid unequivocally proved that the 4HB that was formed in the transgenic plants was not derived from the conventional phenylpropanoid pathway but from the newly introduced chorismate pyruvate-lyase reaction. PMID:8883391

  15. The color expression of copigmentation between malvidin-3-O-glucoside and three phenolic aldehydes in model solutions: The effects of pH and molar ratio.

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    Zhang, Bo; He, Fei; Zhou, Pan-Pan; Liu, Yue; Duan, Chang-Qing

    2016-05-15

    Copigmentation was investigated in model solutions between the anthocyanin malvidin-3-O-glucoside and three phenolic aldehydes (vanillic, syringic and coniferyl aldehydes) as a function of the pH and the pigment/copigment molar ratio. Tristimulus colorimetry was applied to evaluate the chromatic variations induced by copigmentation process. The results indicated that the greatest magnitude of copigmentation was obtained at pH 3.0 and molar ratio of 1:100, being significantly higher with coniferyl aldehyde, followed by syringic and vanillic aldehydes. The equilibrium constant (K) and Gibbs free energies (ΔG°) determined here show a spontaneous exothermic reaction. Theoretical calculations (ΔGbinding, ΔE) specified the relative arrangement of the pigment and copigment molecules within the complexes. In addition, an atoms in molecules (AIM) analysis was used to explore the main driving forces contributing to the formation of copigmentation complexes. PMID:26775964

  16. Higenamine 4'-O-β-d-glucoside in the lotus plumule induces glucose uptake of L6 cells through β2-adrenergic receptor.

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    Kato, Eisuke; Inagaki, Yosuke; Kawabata, Jun

    2015-07-01

    Hypoglycemic effect is an efficient means to modulate elevated blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes. We found that the extract of lotus plumule (the germ of Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn. seed) showed potent glucose uptake enhancement activity against L6 myotubes, which results in a hypoglycemic effect. This activity was further investigated, and an active constituent was identified as a single bioactive compound, higenamine 4'-O-β-d-glucoside. Mechanistic studies employing phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitor, AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) inhibitor, or adrenergic receptor antagonist showed that the compound induced its activity through β2-adrenergic receptor. Patients with type II diabetes mellitus frequently develop insulin resistance. Owing to the differences between the mechanism of action of insulin and of the isolated compound, the compound or lotus plumule itself may have the possibility of modulating blood glucose levels in insulin-resistant patients effectively. PMID:25943853

  17. Click to a focused library of benzyl 6-triazolo(hydroxy)benzoic glucosides: novel construction of PTP1B inhibitors on a sugar scaffold.

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    Li, Cui; He, Xiao-Peng; Zhang, Yin-Jie; Li, Zhen; Gao, Li-Xin; Shi, Xiao-Xin; Xie, Juan; Li, Jia; Chen, Guo-Rong; Tang, Yun

    2011-09-01

    With an aim of developing novel protein tyrosine phosphatase (PTP) 1B inhibitors based on sugar scaffolds, a focused library of benzyl 6-triazolo(hydroxy)benzoic glucosides was efficiently constructed via the modular and selective Cu(I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne 1,3-dipolar cycloaddtion (click chemistry). These glycoconjugates bearing alkyl chain length-varied bridges between the sugar and (hydroxy)-benzoic moieties were identified as new PTP1B inhibitors with selectivity over T-Cell PTP (TCPTP), SH2-Containing PTP-1 (SHP-1), SHP-2 and Leukocyte Antigen-Related Tyrosine Phosphatase (LAR). Molecular docking study sequentially elaborated the plausible binding modes of the structurally diverse sugar-based inhibitors with PTP1B. PMID:21745700

  18. Radiation protection by 6-palmitoyl ascorbic acid-2-glucoside: studies on DNA damage in vitro, ex vivo, in vivo and oxidative stress in vivo.

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    Chandrasekharan, Dhanya K; Kagiya, Tsutomu V; Nair, Cherupally Krishnan Krishnan

    2009-05-01

    A palmitoyl derivative of ascorbic acid 2-glucoside, 6-palmitoyl ascorbic acid-2-glucoside (PAsAG), which possess good antioxidant properties, is examined for radioprotection in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo models. PAsAG protected plasmid DNA from gamma-radiation induced damages under in vitro conditions. Presence of 1.6 mM PAsAG inhibited the disappearance of ccc (covalently closed circular) form of plasmid pBR322 with a dose modifying factor of 1.5. Comet assay studies on mouse spleen cells exposed to 6 Gy gamma-radiation (ex vivo) in presence and absence of PAsAG revealed that cellular DNA was effectively protected by this compound from radiation induced damages. Oral administration of 80 mg/kg body weight of PAsAG to mice 1 hour prior to 6 Gy whole body gamma-radiation exposure, efficiently protected cellular DNA in tissues such as spleen, bone marrow and blood, from radiation induced damages as indicated by alkaline comet assay. Oxidative stress in tissues such as liver and brain of mice, following whole body exposure to various doses of gamma-radiation (2-8 Gy), monitored as levels of GSH and peroxidation of lipids, were found considerably reduced when PAsAG was orally administered (80 mg/kg body weight) to the mice one hour prior to the radiation exposure. PAsAG administration improved the per cent survival of mice following exposure to 10 Gy whole body gamma-radiation. Thus PAsAG could act as a radioprotector under in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo conditions of ionizing-radiation exposure. PMID:19384055

  19. Natural Variation in Maize Aphid Resistance Is Associated with 2,4-Dihydroxy-7-Methoxy-1,4-Benzoxazin-3-One Glucoside Methyltransferase Activity[C][W

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    Meihls, Lisa N.; Handrick, Vinzenz; Glauser, Gaetan; Barbier, Hugues; Kaur, Harleen; Haribal, Meena M.; Lipka, Alexander E.; Gershenzon, Jonathan; Buckler, Edward S.; Erb, Matthias; Köllner, Tobias G.; Jander, Georg

    2013-01-01

    Plants differ greatly in their susceptibility to insect herbivory, suggesting both local adaptation and resistance tradeoffs. We used maize (Zea mays) recombinant inbred lines to map a quantitative trait locus (QTL) for the maize leaf aphid (Rhopalosiphum maidis) susceptibility to maize Chromosome 1. Phytochemical analysis revealed that the same locus was also associated with high levels of 2-hydroxy-4,7-dimethoxy-1,4-benzoxazin-3-one glucoside (HDMBOA-Glc) and low levels of 2,4-dihydroxy-7-methoxy-1,4-benzoxazin-3-one glucoside (DIMBOA-Glc). In vitro enzyme assays with candidate genes from the region of the QTL identified three O-methyltransferases (Bx10a-c) that convert DIMBOA-Glc to HDMBOA-Glc. Variation in HDMBOA-Glc production was attributed to a natural CACTA family transposon insertion that inactivates Bx10c in maize lines with low HDMBOA-Glc accumulation. When tested with a population of 26 diverse maize inbred lines, R. maidis produced more progeny on those with high HDMBOA-Glc and low DIMBOA-Glc. Although HDMBOA-Glc was more toxic to R. maidis than DIMBOA-Glc in vitro, BX10c activity and the resulting decline of DIMBOA-Glc upon methylation to HDMBOA-Glc were associated with reduced callose deposition as an aphid defense response in vivo. Thus, a natural transposon insertion appears to mediate an ecologically relevant trade-off between the direct toxicity and defense-inducing properties of maize benzoxazinoids. PMID:23898034

  20. Discovery of the glycogen phosphorylase-modulating activity of a resveratrol glucoside by using a virtual screening protocol optimized for solvation effects.

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    Mavrokefalos, Nikolaos; Myrianthopoulos, Vassilios; Chajistamatiou, Aikaterini S; Chrysina, Evangelia D; Mikros, Emmanuel

    2015-04-01

    The identification of natural products that can modulate blood glucose levels is of great interest as it can possibly facilitate the utilization of mild interventions such as herbal medicine or functional foods in the treatment of chronic diseases like diabetes. One of the established drug targets for antihyperglycemic therapy is glycogen phosphorylase. To evaluate the glycogen phosphorylase inhibitory properties of an in-house compound collection consisting to a large extent of natural products, a stepwise virtual and experimental screening protocol was devised and implemented. The fact that the active site of glycogen phosphorylase is highly hydrated emphasized that a methodological aspect needed to be efficiently addressed prior to an in silico evaluation of the compound collection. The effect of water molecules on docking calculations was regarded as a key parameter in terms of virtual screening protocol optimization. Statistical analysis of 125 structures of glycogen phosphorylase and solvent mapping focusing on the active site hydration motif in combination with a retrospective screening revealed the importance of a set of 29 crystallographic water molecules for achieving high enrichment as to the discrimination between active compounds and inactive decoys. The scaling of Van der Waals radii of system atoms had an additional effect on screening performance. Having optimized the in silico protocol, a prospective evaluation of the in-house compound collection derived a set of 18 top-ranked natural products that were subsequently evaluated in vitro for their activity as glycogen phosphorylase inhibitors. Two phenolic glucosides with glycogen phosphorylase-modulating activity were identified, whereas the most potent compound affording mid-micromolar inhibition was a glucosidic derivative of resveratrol, a stilbene well-known for its wide range of biological activities. Results show the possible phytotherapeutic and nutraceutical potential of products common in the Mediterranean countries, such as red wine and Vitis products in general or green raw salads and herbal preparations, where such compounds are abundant. PMID:25875507

  1. Unusual molecular pattern in Ajugoideae subfamily: the case of Ajuga genevensis L. from Dolomites.

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    Venditti, A; Frezza, C; Riccardelli, M; Foddai, S; Nicoletti, M; Serafini, M; Bianco, A

    2016-05-01

    We analysed the ethanolic extract from Ajuga genevensis L. (Lamiaceae) growing in Dolomites, part of Italian Alps. Three new compounds for this species were identified: rosmarinic acid (1), oleanolic acid (2) and maslinic acid (3), representative of two different classes of chemical compounds (phenylpropanoids and pentacyclic triterpenes). A. genevensis resulted to be a valuable source of these compounds endowed with interesting biological activities (i.e. antioxidant, neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, antiproliferative). The recognition of compounds (1), (2) and (3) may also confirm the ethnomedicinal uses of this plant. From a chemotaxonomical point of view, it is worth noting that iridoids were not evidenced in this accession. Iridoids are considered chemotaxonomic marker in Lamiales, and, in contrast with a previous study on this species, the presence of aucubin was not confirmed. In addition, the presence of large amounts of rosmarinic acid (1) was unexpected for a species that does not belong to subfamily Nepetoideae. PMID:26508158

  2. Signal transduction pathway for L-ascorbic acid- and L-ascorbic acid 2-glucoside-induced DNA synthesis and cell proliferation in primary cultures of adult rat hepatocytes.

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    Moteki, Hajime; Shimamura, Yuya; Kimura, Mitsutoshi; Ogihara, Masahiko

    2012-05-15

    We examined the effects of L-ascorbic acid and its analogues on DNA synthesis and cell proliferation. We also investigated the signal transduction pathways involved in the induction of mitogenesis by L-ascorbic acid and its analogues using primary cultures of adult rat hepatocytes. Following a 4-h serum-free cultivation, both L-ascorbic acid and its stable analogue, L-ascorbic acid 2-glucoside, time- and dose-dependently stimulated hepatocyte DNA synthesis and cell proliferation, with EC?? values of 6.4610?? M and 3.3410?? M, respectively. Dehydroascorbic acid (10?? M-10?? M) weakly stimulated hepatocyte mitogenesis, whereas isoascorbic acid (10?? M-10?? M) had no effect. Hepatocyte mitogenesis induced by L-ascorbic acid or L-ascorbic acid 2-glucoside was dose-dependently abolished by treatment with monoclonal antibodies against insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I receptor, but not by treatment with monoclonal antibodies against insulin receptor or IGF-II receptor. Western blot analysis showed that both L-ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid 2-glucoside significantly stimulated IFG-I receptor tyrosine kinase activity within 3 min, and mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase activity within 5 min. These results demonstrate that both L-ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid 2-glucoside induce DNA synthesis and cell proliferation in primary cultures of adult rat hepatocytes by interacting with the IGF-I receptor site and by activating the receptor tyrosine kinase/MAP kinase pathway. PMID:22429571

  3. The evolutionary appearance of non-cyanogenic hydroxynitrile glucosides in the Lotus genus is accompanied by the substrate specialization of paralogous ?-glucosidases resulting from a crucial amino acid substitution.

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    Lai, Daniela; Abou Hachem, Maher; Robson, Fran; Olsen, Carl Erik; Wang, Trevor L; Mller, Birger L; Takos, Adam M; Rook, Fred

    2014-07-01

    Lotus japonicus, like several other legumes, biosynthesizes the cyanogenic ?-hydroxynitrile glucosides lotaustralin and linamarin. Upon tissue disruption these compounds are hydrolysed by a specific ?-glucosidase, resulting in the release of hydrogen cyanide. Lotus japonicus also produces the non-cyanogenic ?- and ?-hydroxynitrile glucosides rhodiocyanoside A and D using a biosynthetic pathway that branches off from lotaustralin biosynthesis. We previously established that BGD2 is the only ?-glucosidase responsible for cyanogenesis in leaves. Here we show that the paralogous BGD4 has the dominant physiological role in rhodiocyanoside degradation. Structural modelling, site-directed mutagenesis and activity assays establish that a glycine residue (G211) in the aglycone binding site of BGD2 is essential for its ability to hydrolyse the endogenous cyanogenic glucosides. The corresponding valine (V211) in BGD4 narrows the active site pocket, resulting in the exclusion of non-flat substrates such as lotaustralin and linamarin, but not of the more planar rhodiocyanosides. Rhodiocyanosides and the BGD4 gene only occur in L.japonicus and a few closely related species associated with the Lotus corniculatus clade within the Lotus genus. This suggests the evolutionary scenario that substrate specialization for rhodiocyanosides evolved from a promiscuous activity of a progenitor cyanogenic ?-glucosidase, resembling BGD2, and required no more than a single amino acid substitution. PMID:24861854

  4. Palmitate-induced endothelial dysfunction is attenuated by cyanidin-3-O-glucoside through modulation of Nrf2/Bach1 and NF-κB pathways.

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    Fratantonio, D; Speciale, A; Ferrari, D; Cristani, M; Saija, A; Cimino, F

    2015-12-15

    Free fatty acids (FFA), commonly elevated in diabetes and obesity, have been shown to impair endothelial functions and cause oxidative stress, inflammation, and insulin resistance. Anthocyanins represent one of the most important and interesting classes of flavonoids and seem to play a role in preventing cardiovascular diseases. Herein, we investigated the in vitro protective effects of cyanidin-3-O-glucoside (C3G) on cell signaling pathways in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) exposed to palmitic acid (PA), the most prevalent saturated FFA in circulation. Our data reported a significant augmentation of free radicals and oxidative stress in HUVECs exposed to PA for 3h, while C3G pretreatment improved intracellular redox status altered by FFA. Moreover, C3G significantly inhibited NF-κB proinflammatory pathway and adhesion molecules induced by PA, and these effects were attributed to the activation of Nrf2/EpRE pathway. In fact, C3G induced Nrf2 nuclear localization and activation of cellular antioxidant and cytoprotective genes at baseline and after PA exposure in endothelial cells. Our data confirm the hypothesis that natural Nrf2 inducers, such as C3G, might be a potential therapeutic strategy to protect vascular system against various stressors preventing several pathological conditions. PMID:26422990

  5. Protection of Luteolin-7-O-Glucoside Against Doxorubicin-Induced Injury Through PTEN/Akt and ERK Pathway in H9c2 Cells.

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    Yao, Hong; Shang, Zhimei; Wang, Penghong; Li, Shuixian; Zhang, Qianyun; Tian, Huiqin; Ren, Dongmei; Han, Xiuzhen

    2016-04-01

    Luteolin-7-O-glucoside (LUTG) was isolated from the plants of Dracocephalum tanguticum Maxim. Previous research has showed that LUTG pretreatment had a significant protective effect against doxorubicin (DOX)-induced cardiotoxicity by reducing intracellular calcium overload and leakage of creatine kinase and lactate dehydrogenase. But the underlying mechanisms have not been completely elucidated. In the present study, we investigated the effects of LUTG on H9c2 cell morphology, viability, apoptosis, reactive oxygen species generation, and the mitochondrial transmembrane potentials. The expression of p-PTEN, p-Akt, p-ERK, p-mTOR, and p-GSK-3β were detected by Western blotting. Compared with DOX alone treatment group, the morphological injury and apoptosis of the cells in groups treated by DOX plus LUTG were alleviated, cell viability was increased, ROS generation was lowered remarkably, and mitochondrial depolarization was mitigated. In DOX group, the expression of p-PTEN was lower than normal group and the expression of p-Akt and p-ERK was higher than normal group. In the groups treated with LUTG (20 μM), the expression of p-PTEN was upregulated and the expression of p-Akt, p-ERK, p-mTOR, and p-GSK-3β was downregulated. These results indicated that the protective effects of LUTG against DOX-induced cardiotoxicity may be related to anti-apoptosis through PTEN/Akt and ERK pathway. PMID:25724325

  6. Prunin- and hesperetin glucoside-alkyl (C4-C18) esters interaction with Jurkat cells plasma membrane: consequences on membrane physical properties and antioxidant capacity.

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    Cliz, Gustavo; Alfaro, Federico F; Cappellini, Cecilia; Daz, Mirta; Verstraeten, Sandra V

    2013-05-01

    Prunin (P)- and hesperetin glucoside (HG)-alkyl esters are lipid-soluble compounds with antimicrobial and antioxidant capacities in vitro. The effects of P- and HG-alkyl (C4-C18) esters (0.1-100?M) on human leukemia T (Jurkat) cells viability and plasma membrane fluidity were evaluated. After 1h of exposure, cell viability was not affected in the range 0.1-10?M. The decrease of cell viability found at 100?M concentration depended on the length of the alkyl chain and reached a maximum with C6-C12 derivatives. At this concentration, cell hyperpolarization and shrinkage were also observed. Cell plasma membrane fluidity was not affected, regardless the depths of the membrane level evaluated, but mild changes in plasma membrane hydration were found. Esterification did not affect the antioxidant capacity of P and HG (0.1-10?M) against 1mM H2O2. When exposed to 1mM AAPH, P-alkyl esters retained P antioxidant capacity, but HG-derivatives acted as pro-oxidants. Together, present experimental evidences suggest that short term exposures to 0.1-10?M concentrations of P- and HG-alkyl (C4-C18) esters can be considered safe for cultured human cells, and further studies are required to investigate their long term effects, as well their safety for human consumption. PMID:23354392

  7. Cyanidin-3-glucoside derived from black soybeans ameliorate type 2 diabetes through the induction of differentiation of preadipocytes into smaller and insulin-sensitive adipocytes.

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    Matsukawa, Toshiya; Inaguma, Tetsuya; Han, Junkyu; Villareal, Myra O; Isoda, Hiroko

    2015-08-01

    Black soybean is a health food has been reported to have antidiabetes effect. The onset of diabetes is closely associated with adipocyte differentiation, and at present, the effect of black soybean on adipocyte differentiation is unknown. Here, we investigated the antidiabetes effect of black soybean, and its anthocyanin cyanidin-3-glucoside (Cy3G), on adipocyte differentiation. Orally administered black soybean seed coat extract (BSSCE) reduced the body and white adipose tissue (WAT) weight of db/db mice accompanied by a decrease in the size of adipocytes in WAT. Furthermore, 3T3-Ll cells treated with BSSCE and Cy3G were observed to differentiate into smaller adipocytes which correlated with increased PPAR? and C/EBP? gene expressions, increased adiponectin secretion, decreased tumor necrosis factor-? secretion, activation of insulin signalling and increased glucose uptake. C2C12 myotubes cultured with conditioned medium, obtained from 3T3-L1 adipocyte cultures treated with Cy3G, also showed significantly increased expression of PGC-1?, SIRT1 and UCP-3 genes. Here we report that BSSCE, as well as its active compound Cy3G, has antidiabetes effects on db/db mice by promoting adipocyte differentiation. This notion is supported by BSSCE and Cy3G inducing the differentiation of 3T3-L1 preadipocytes into smaller, insulin-sensitive adipocytes, and it induced the activation of skeletal muscle metabolism. This is the first report on the modulation effect of Cy3G on adipocyte differentiation. PMID:25940979

  8. Phosphorylation of Akt Mediates Anti-Inflammatory Activity of 1-p-Coumaroyl ?-D-Glucoside Against Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Inflammation in RAW264.7 Cells

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    Vo, Van Anh; Lee, Jae-Won; Kim, Ji-Young; Park, Jun-Ho; Lee, Hee Jae; Kim, Sung-Soo; Kwon, Yong-Soo

    2014-01-01

    Hydroxycinnamic acids have been reported to possess numerous pharmacological activities such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumor properties. However, the biological activity of 1-p-coumaroyl ?-D-glucoside (CG), a glucose ester derivative of p-coumaric acid, has not been clearly examined. The objective of this study is to elucidate the anti-inflammatory action of CG in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW264.7 macrophage cells. In the present study, CG significantly suppressed LPS-induced excessive production of pro-inflammatory mediators such as nitric oxide (NO) and PGE2 and the protein expression of iNOS and COX-2. CG also inhibited LPS-induced secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines, IL-1? and TNF-?. In addition, CG significantly suppressed LPS-induced degradation of I?B. To elucidate the underlying mechanism by which CG exerts its anti-inflammatory action, involvement of various signaling pathways were examined. CG exhibited significantly increased Akt phosphorylation in a concentration-dependent manner, although MAPKs such as Erk, JNK, and p38 appeared not to be involved. Furthermore, inhibition of Akt/PI3K signaling pathway with wortmannin significantly, albeit not completely, abolished CG-induced Akt phosphorylation and anti-inflammatory actions. Taken together, the present study demonstrates that Akt signaling pathway might play a major role in CG-mediated anti-inflammatory activity in LPS-stimulated RAW264.7 macrophage cells. PMID:24634601

  9. Tetrahydroxystilbene glucoside extends mouse life span via upregulating neural klotho and downregulating neural insulin or insulin-like growth factor 1.

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    Zhou, Xuanxuan; Yang, Qian; Xie, Yanhua; Sun, Jiyuan; Hu, Jing; Qiu, Pengcheng; Cao, Wei; Wang, Siwang

    2015-03-01

    A Chinese herb, Polygonatum multiflorum, has been reported to prolong animal life span, but the relevant molecular mechanism remains unclear. Tetrahydroxystilbene glucoside (TSG) is one main component of P. multiflorum and may contribute to extending life span of mammals. On the other hand, neuronal insulin signaling mediates the life span of mammals. Therefore, we investigated the effects of TSG on memory ability, life span, and the neural insulin signaling in the senescence-accelerated prone mouse (SAMP8). TSG improved the memory ability significantly (p < 0.01, compared with a control group). TSG prolonged the life span of SAMP8 by 17% at the most (p < 0.01, compared with a control group). TSG increased the protein level of neural klotho and reduced the levels of neural insulin, insulin-receptor, insulin-like growth factor-1, and insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor in the brain of SAMP8 (p < 0.01, compared with a control group). All these proteins are key factors of the pathways related to neural insulin/IGF-1 signaling. These findings suggest that TSG has anti-aging effects on mammals. From these results, TSG from P. multiflorum should be developed as a potential anti-age drug. PMID:25595496

  10. TSG (2,3,5,4?-Tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-?-D-glucoside) from the Chinese Herb Polygonum multiflorum Increases Life Span and Stress Resistance of Caenorhabditis elegans

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    Bchter, Christian; Zhao, Liang; Fritz, Gerhard; Proksch, Peter

    2015-01-01

    2,3,5,4?-Tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-?-D-glucoside (TSG) was isolated from Polygonum multiflorum, a plant which is traditionally used as an anti-ageing drug. We have analysed ageing-related effects of TSG in the model organism C. elegans in comparison to resveratrol. TSG exerted a high antioxidative capacity both in a cell-free assay and in the nematode. The antioxidative capacity was even higher compared to resveratrol. Presumably due to its antioxidative effects, treatment with TSG decreased the juglone-mediated induction of the antioxidative enzyme SOD-3; the induction of the GST-4 by juglone was diminished slightly. TSG increased the resistance of C. elegans against lethal thermal stress more prominently than resveratrol (50??M TSG increased mean survival by 22.2%). The level of the ageing pigment lipofuscin was decreased after incubation with the compound. TSG prolongs the mean, median, and maximum adult life span of C. elegans by 23.5%, 29.4%, and 7.2%, respectively, comparable to the effects of resveratrol. TSG-mediated extension of life span was not abolished in a DAF-16 loss-of-function mutant strain showing that this ageing-related transcription factor is not involved in the effects of TSG. Our data show that TSG possesses a potent antioxidative capacity, enhances the stress resistance, and increases the life span of the nematode C. elegans. PMID:26075030

  11. Bioconversion of Cyanidin-3-Rutinoside to Cyanidin-3-Glucoside in Black Raspberry by Crude α-L-Rhamnosidase from Aspergillus Species.

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    Lim, Taehwan; Jung, Hana; Hwang, Keum Taek

    2015-11-28

    Cyanidin-3-glucoside (C3G) has been known to be more bioavailable than cyanidin-3- rutinoside (C3R), the most abundant anthocyanin in black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis). The aim of this study was to enhance the bioavailability of anthocyanins in black raspberry by cleaving L-rhamnose in C3R using crude enzyme extracts (CEEs) from Aspergillus usamii KCTC 6956, A. awamori KCTC 60380, A. niger KCCM 11724, A. oryzae KCCM 12698, and A. kawachii KCCM 32819. The enzyme activities of the CEEs were determined by a spectrophotometric method using rho-nitrophenyl-rhamnopyranoside and rho-nitrophenyl-glucopyranoside. The CEE from A. usamii had the highest α-L-rhamnosidase activity with 2.73 U/ml at 60°C, followed by those from A. awamori and A. niger. When bioconversion of C3R to C3G in black raspberry was analyzed by HPLC-DAD, the CEEs from A. usamii and A. awamori hydrolyzed 95.7% and 95.6% of C3R to C3G, respectively, after 2 h incubation. The CEEs from A. kawachii and A. oryzae did not convert C3R to C3G in black raspberry. PMID:26165319

  12. The role of sodium-dependent glucose transporter 1 and glucose transporter 2 in the absorption of cyanidin-3-o-β-glucoside in Caco-2 cells.

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    Zou, Tang-Bin; Feng, Dan; Song, Gang; Li, Hua-Wen; Tang, Huan-Wen; Ling, Wen-Hua

    2014-10-01

    Anthocyanins have multiple biological activities of benefit to human health. While a few studies have been conducted to evaluate the bioavailability of anthocyanins, the mechanisms of their absorption mechanism remain ill-defined. In the present study, we investigated the absorption mechanism of cyanidin-3-O-β-glucoside (Cy-3-G) in human intestinal epithelial (Caco-2) cells. Cy-3-G transport was assessed by measuring the absorptive and efflux direction. Inhibition studies were conducted using the pharmacological agents, phloridzin, an inhibitor of sodium-dependent glucose transporter 1 (SGLT1), or phloretin, an inhibitor of glucose transporter 2 (GLUT2). The results showed that phloridzin and phloretin significantly inhibited the absorption of Cy-3-G. In addition, Caco-2 cells transfected with small interfering RNA (siRNA) specific for SGLT1 or GLUT2 showed significantly decreased Cy-3-G absorption. These siRNA transfected cells also showed a significantly decreased rate of transport of Cy-3-G compared with the control group. These findings suggest that Cy-3-G absorption is dependent on the activities of SGLT1 and GLUT2 in the small intestine and that SGLT1 and GLUT2 could be a limiting step for the bioavailability of Cy-3-G. PMID:25314643

  13. Purification and characterization of the glucoside 3-dehydrogenase produced by a newly isolated Sphingobacterium faecium ZJF-D6 CCTCC M 2013251.

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    Zhang, Jian-Fen; Yang, Bo; Chen, Weiqing; Chen, Jing

    2014-04-01

    A soluble glucoside 3-dehydrogenase (G3DH) was purified from a newly isolated Sphingobacterium faecium ZJF-D6 CCTCC M 2013251. The enzyme was purified to 35.71-fold with a yield of 41.91 % and was estimated by sodium dodecyl sulphate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis with a molecular mass of 62 kDa. The sequences of two peptides of the enzyme were all contained in a GMC family oxidoreductase (EFK55866) by mass spectrometry analysis. The optimal pH of the enzyme was around 6.2. The enzyme was stable within a pH range of 5.0-6.6 and was sensitive to heat. G3DH from S. faecium exhibited extremely broad substrate specificity and well regioselectivity to validoxylamine A. The enzyme was completely inhibited by Hg2Cl2 and partly inhibited by Cu(2+), Fe(2+), Ca(2+), and Cd(2+). The apparent K m values for D-glucose, sucrose, and validoxylamine were calculated to be 1.1, 1.7, and 2.1 mM, respectively. With this purified enzyme, 3-keto sucrose was prepared at pH 5.0, 30 C for 10 h with a yield of 28.7 %. PMID:24585380

  14. Transcriptional Profiling and Molecular Characterization of Astragalosides, Calycosin, and Calycosin-7-O-?-D-glucoside Biosynthesis in the Hairy Roots of Astragalus membranaceus in Response to Methyl Jasmonate.

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    Tuan, Pham Anh; Chung, Eunsook; Thwe, Aye Aye; Li, Xiaohua; Kim, Yeon Bok; Mariadhas, Valan Arasu; Al-Dhabi, Naif Abdullah; Lee, Jai-Heon; Park, Sang Un

    2015-07-15

    We used the next-generation Illumina/Solexa HiSeq2000 platform on RNA analysis to investigate the transcriptome of Astragalus membranaceus hairy roots in response to 100 ?M methyl jasmonate (MeJA). In total, 77,758,230 clean reads were assembled into 48,636 transcripts (average length of 1398 bp), which were clustered into 23,658 loci (genes). Of these, 19,940 genes were annotated by BLASTx searches. In addition, DESeq analysis showed that 2127 genes were up-regulated, while 1247 genes were down-regulated by MeJA. Seventeen novel astragaloside (AST) biosynthetic genes and seven novel calycosin and calycosin-7-O-?-D-glucoside (CG) biosynthetic genes were isolated. The accumulation of ASTs, calycosin, and CG increased significantly in MeJA-treated hairy roots compared with control hairy roots. Our findings will provide a valuable resource for molecular characterization of AST, calycosin, and CG biosynthetic pathways and may lead to new approaches to maximize their production and biomass productivity in the hairy roots of A. membranaceus. PMID:26072674

  15. Delphinidin-3-glucoside protects against oxidized low-density lipoprotein-induced mitochondrial dysfunction in vascular endothelial cells via the sodium-dependent glucose transporter SGLT1.

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    Jin, Xin; Yi, Long; Chen, Ming-liang; Chen, Chun-ye; Chang, Hui; Zhang, Ting; Wang, Li; Zhu, Jun-dong; Zhang, Qian-yong; Mi, Man-tian

    2013-01-01

    Delphinidin-3-glucoside (Dp) is a member of a family of bioactive compounds known as anthocyanins that occur naturally in pigmented plants and are known to ameliorate oxidative stress. Previous studies have showed that Dp decreased oxidative stress in vascular endothelial cells, however, the underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. In the present study, we showed that pretreatment with Dp significantly suppressed oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL)-induced cell proliferation inhibition and apoptosis in primary human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). Also, Dp pretreatment attenuated oxLDL-induced mitochondrial dysfunction via decreased reactive oxygen species (ROS) and superoxide anion generation, thereby repressing mitochondrial membrane potential and closing mitochondrial permeability transition pore. Furthermore, in vitro and in vivo data showed that Dp was transported into endothelial cells in a temperature, concentration, and time-dependent manner via the sodium-dependent glucose transporter (SGLT1). Suppression of SGLT1 by its substrate glucose, its inhibitor phlorizin or SGLT1 siRNA blocked Dp transportation. Repression of SGLT1 significantly inhibited Dp function of ameliorating mitochondrial dysfunction induced by pro-apoptotic factors (Apoptosis-inducing factor, Cytochrome c, Caspase-3 and Bax/Bcl-2 ratio). Taken together, our data indicate that Dp protects VECs via the SGLT1-ROS-mitochodria pathway. This new insight may help to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying the vascular protection afforded by Dp, and anthocyanins in general, in the context of prevention of endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis. PMID:23874689

  16. Development and validation of an HPTLC method for apigenin 7-O-glucoside in chamomile flowers and its application for fingerprint discrimination of chamomile-like materials.

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    Guzelmeric, Etil; Vovk, Irena; Yesilada, Erdem

    2015-03-25

    Brewed tea of chamomile flowers (Matricaria recutita L.) (Asteraceae) has been extensively consumed for centuries due to either its pleasant taste or medicinal purposes. On the other hand, the major problem is difficulty in distinguishing the genuine specimen when supplying chamomile through nature-picking. Consequently flowers of other Asteraceae members resembling to chamomile in appearance may frequently be practiced by lay people or marketed in spice shops or bazaars. Evidently detection of such adulterations plays a vital role in terms of public health to avoid risk of toxicity (i.e. pyrazolidin alkaloids) and ineffective treatments (lack or insufficient concentration of the active constituents). This work presents either development and validation of a high performance thin-layer chromatographic (HPTLC) method for apigenin 7-O-glucoside which is one of the active markers in chamomile flowers or its application for the fingerprint discrimination of chamomile-like materials i.e. Anthemis spp., Bellis spp., Chrysanthemum sp. and Tanacetum sp. gathered by local people assuming as chamomile. Separation was performed on the silica gel 60 NH2 F254s HPTLC plates using the developing solvent system of ethyl acetate-formic acid-acetic acid-water (30:1.5:1.5:3, v/v/v/v). The proposed HPTLC method may also be a leading guide for the quality assessment of chamomile tea products on the market. PMID:25575175

  17. Validation of a RP-HPLC-DAD Method for Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) Preparations and Assessment of the Marker, Apigenin-7-glucoside, Safety and Anti-Inflammatory Effect

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    Miguel, Felipe Galeti; Cavalheiro, Amanda Henriques; Spinola, Nathália Favaretto; Ribeiro, Diego Luis; Barcelos, Gustavo Rafael Mazzaron; Antunes, Lusânia Maria Greggi; Hori, Juliana Issa; Marquele-Oliveira, Franciane; Rocha, Bruno Alves; Berretta, Andresa Aparecida

    2015-01-01

    Chamomile is a medicinal plant, which presents several biological effects, especially the anti-inflammatory effect. One of the compounds related to this effect is apigenin, a flavonoid that is mostly found in its glycosylated form, apigenin-7-glucoside (APG), in natural sources. However, the affectivity and safety of this glycoside have not been well explored for topical application. In this context, the aim of this work was to develop and validate a reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC-DAD) method to quantify APG in chamomile preparations. Additionally, the safety and the anti-inflammatory potential of this flavonoid were verified. The RP-HPLC-DAD method was developed and validated with linearity at 24.0–36.0 μg/mL range (r = 0.9994). Intra- and interday precision (RSD) were 0.27–2.66% and accuracy was 98.27–101.21%. The validated method was applied in the analysis of chamomile flower heads, glycolic extract, and Kamillen cream, supporting the method application in the quality control of chamomile preparations. Furthermore, the APG safety was assessed by MTT cytotoxicity assay and mutagenic protocols and the anti-inflammatory activity was confirmed by a diminished TNF-α production showed by mice macrophages treated with APG following LPS treatment. PMID:26421053

  18. The enhancing effect of soybean-derived sterylglucoside and beta-sitosterol beta-D-glucoside on nasal absorption in rabbits.

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    Maitani, Y; Nakamura, K; Suenaga, H; Kamata, K; Takayama, K; Nagai, T

    2000-04-25

    The aim of this study was to elucidate the efficiency of soybean-derived sterylglucoside (SG) and its main component beta-sitosterol beta-D-glucoside (Sit-G), as nasal absorption enhancers. Nasal administration of verapamil with SG and Sit-G showed the higher bioavailabilities (60.4 and 90.7%, respectively) than that with lactose (39.8%). It was clear that SG and Sit-G promoted the absorption of verapamil through nasal mucosa. To elucidate the mechanism, we measured the calcein leakage from liposomes by incubation with SG, Sit-G, oleic acid, soybean-derived sterol, and beta-sitosterol to investigate transcellular absorption and measured the changes in intracellular Ca2+ concentrations ([Ca2+]i) by Sit-G to analyze paracellular absorption. The large amount of calcein leakage induced by enhancers was consistent with an enhancement of bioavailability of verapamil and insulin following nasal administration (oleic acid < SG < Sit-G). Moreover, Sit-G increased [Ca2+]i in the medium containing Ca2+, but not in Ca2+ free medium. This result suggested that Sit-G increases the fluidity of the mucosal membrane and facilitates Ca2+ influx from extracellular sources. In conclusion, a possible explanation for SG and Sit-G to promote drug absorption, is that they may affect both paracellular pathway and transcellular pathways caused by pertubation of lipid. PMID:10845682

  19. Determination of cyanidin 3-glucoside in rat brain, liver and kidneys by UPLC/MS-MS and its application to a short-term pharmacokinetic study

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    Fornasaro, Stefano; Ziberna, Lovro; Gasperotti, Mattia; Tramer, Federica; Vrhovšek, Urška; Mattivi, Fulvio; Passamonti, Sabina

    2016-01-01

    Anthocyanins exert neuroprotection in various in vitro and in vivo experimental models. However, no details regarding their brain-related pharmacokinetics are so far available to support claims about their direct neuronal bioactivity as well as to design proper formulations of anthocyanin-based products. To gather this missing piece of knowledge, we intravenously administered a bolus of 668 nmol cyanidin 3-glucoside (C3G) in anaesthetized Wistar rats and shortly after (15 s to 20 min) we collected blood, brain, liver, kidneys and urine samples. Extracts thereof were analysed for C3G and its expected metabolites using UPLC/MS-MS. The data enabled to calculate a set of pharmacokinetics parameters. The main finding was the distinctive, rapid distribution of C3G in the brain, with an apparently constant plasma/brain ratio in the physiologically relevant plasma concentration range (19–355 nM). This is the first report that accurately determines the distribution pattern of C3G in the brain, paving the way to the rational design of future tests of neuroprotection by C3G in animal models and humans. PMID:26965389

  20. Interactions of milk α- and β-casein with malvidin-3-O-glucoside and their effects on the stability of grape skin anthocyanin extracts.

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    He, Zhiyong; Xu, Mingzhu; Zeng, Maomao; Qin, Fang; Chen, Jie

    2016-05-15

    The interactions of α- and β-casein with malvidin-3-O-glucoside (MG), the major anthocyanin in grape skin anthocyanin extracts (GSAE), were examined at pH 6.3 by fluorescence, fourier transform infrared (FTIR) and circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy. The binding constant (KS), binding force and effects of the interactions on the caseins conformation and GSAE stability were investigated. The results showed that α- and β-casein bound with MG via hydrophilic (van der Waals forces or hydrogen bonding) and hydrophobic interactions, respectively. α-Casein had a slightly stronger binding affinity toward MG than β-casein, with respective KS values of 0.51×10(3)M(-1) and 0.46×10(3)M(-1) at 297K. The secondary structures of α- and β-casein were changed by MG binding, with a decrease in α-helix and an increase in turn for α-casein and no change in α-helix and a decrease in turn for β-casein. The casein-anthocyanin interaction appeared to have a positive effect on the thermal, oxidation and photo stability of GSAE. PMID:26775977

  1. Cyanidin-3-O-glucoside modulates intracellular redox status and prevents HIF-1 stabilization in endothelial cells in vitro exposed to chronic hypoxia.

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    Anwar, S; Speciale, A; Fratantonio, D; Cristani, M; Saija, A; Virgili, F; Cimino, F

    2014-04-21

    The term hypoxia refers to conditions characterized by a relative restriction of oxygen supply. It is usually associated to a paradoxical overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and to the activation of several transcription factors, including HIF-1?, which in turn trigger angiogenic and apoptotic response. In this study we have investigated the mechanisms by which the anthocyanin cyanidin-3-O-glucoside (C3G) modulates hypoxia induced response in human endothelial cells (HUVECs). In fact, hypoxia induces an increase of ROS generation in HUVECs paralleled by a loss of antioxidant cellular capacity. According to the observed increase of HO-1 mRNA expression, pretreatment of C3G to HUVEC reduces the entity of oxidative stress thanks to the activation of cellular antioxidant response. C3G also attenuates HIF-1? protein accumulation conditions supporting the hypothesis of a major role of oxidative stress in the presence of low oxygen. Furthermore, the increased expression of angiogenesis and apoptosis markers (MMP-2 and caspase-3) due to HIF-1? activation by hypoxia is reduced in C3G pretreated cells. Overall, our data suggest that the modulation of intracellular redox status induced by C3G may be an important protective mechanism against endothelial damage in hypoxic conditions. PMID:24518827

  2. Dimethylarginine dimethylaminohydrolase/nitric oxide synthase pathway in liver and kidney: protective effect of cyanidin 3-O-?-D-glucoside on ochratoxin-A toxicity.

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    Sorrenti, Valeria; Di Giacomo, Claudia; Acquaviva, Rosaria; Bognanno, Matteo; Grilli, Ester; D'Orazio, Nicolantonio; Galvano, Fabio

    2012-05-01

    The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of long-term cyanidin 3-O-?-D-glucoside (C3G) and/or Ochratoxin A (OTA)-exposure on dimethylarginine dimethylamino hydrolase/nitric oxide synthase (DDAH/NOS) pathway in rats. The experiments were performed in rats supplemented with C3G (1 g/kg feed), OTA (200 ppb), and OTA + C3G. After 4 weeks of daily treatment, liver and kidneys were processed for eNOS, iNOS and DDAH-1 Western blotting, nitrite levels evaluation and DDAH activity determination. Results show that OTA is able to induce iNOS both in kidney and liver, whereas OTA is able to induce eNOS and DDAH-1 overexpression and DDAH activation only in kidney, resulting in increased nitrite levels. In kidney of OTA + C3G fed rats, iNOS, eNOS and DDAH-1 expression were less pronounced compared with those observed in the OTA-treated group. Coherent with the decreased iNOS, eNOS and DDAH-1 expression a decrease in nitrite levels and DDAH activity was observed in the OTA + C3G group. Results demonstrate that C3G is able to counteract the deleterious effects of chronic consumption of OTA and also suggest a possible involvement of iNOS-eNOS-DDAH impairment in OTA nephrocarcinogenity. PMID:22778905

  3. Antiproliferative activity of long chain acylated esters of quercetin-3-O-glucoside in hepatocellular carcinoma HepG2 cells.

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    Sudan, Sudhanshu; Rupasinghe, Hp Vasantha

    2015-11-01

    Despite their strong role in human health, poor bioavailability of flavonoids limits their biological effects in vivo. Enzymatically catalyzed acylation of fatty acids to flavonoids is one of the approaches of increasing cellular permeability and hence, biological activities. In this study, six long chain fatty acid esters of quercetin-3-O-glucoside (Q3G) acylated enzymatically and were used for determining their antiproliferative action in hepatocellular carcinoma cells (HepG2) in comparison to precursor compounds and two chemotherapy drugs (Sorafenib and Cisplatin). Fatty acid esters of Q3G showed significant inhibition of HepG2 cell proliferation by 85 to 90% after 6 h and 24 h of treatment, respectively. The cell death due to these novel compounds was associated with cell-cycle arrest in S-phase and apoptosis observed by DNA fragmentation, fluorescent microscopy and elevated caspase-3 activity and strong DNA topoisomerase II inhibition. Interestingly, Q3G esters showed significantly low toxicity to normal liver cells than Sorafenib (P < 0.05), a chemotherapy drug for hepatocellular carcinoma. Among all, oleic acid ester of Q3G displayed the greatest antiproliferation action and a high potential as an anti-cancer therapeutic. Overall, the results of the study suggest strong antiproliferative action of these novel food-derived compounds in treatment of cancer. PMID:25681471

  4. A novel soybean (Glycine max) gene encoding a family 3 ?-glucosidase has high isoflavone 7-O-glucoside-hydrolyzing activity in transgenic rice.

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    Hsu, Chia-Chen; Wu, Tsung-Meng; Hsu, Yi-Ting; Wu, Chih-Wen; Hong, Chwan-Yang; Su, Nan-Wei

    2015-01-28

    A previous study demonstrated that purified Glycine max ?-glucosidase (GmBGL) could hydrolyze glucosyl isoflavone to the aglyconic form. This study reports the cloning and functional characterization of a soybean cDNA encoding the ?-glucosidase. GmBGL was isolated by use of a purified soybean N-terminal amino acid sequence and conserved sequences of ?-glucosidase genes from other plants. Sequence analysis of GmBGL revealed an open reading frame of 1884 bp encoding a polypeptide of 627 amino acids with a calculated molecular mass of 69 kDa. Phylogenetic analysis classified the GmBGL into the glycosyl hydrolase 3 family. In soybean, the GmBGL transcript was predominantly accumulated in roots and leaves. To examine the enzymatic activity and substrate specificity, GmBGL was ectopically expressed in transgenic rice. Purified GmBGL protein from transgenic rice could catalyze the hydrolysis of genistin and daidzin to produce genistein and daidzein, respectively, which confirmed GmBGL as a functional ?-glucosidase with isoflavone glucoside-hydrolyzing activity. This paper reveals that GmBGL is a key enzyme in transforming glucosyl isoflavones to aglycones in soybean, which may help in genetic manipulation of aglycone-rich soybean seeds. PMID:25569564

  5. Delphinidin-3-Glucoside Protects against Oxidized Low-Density Lipoprotein-Induced Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Vascular Endothelial Cells via the Sodium-Dependent Glucose Transporter SGLT1

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    Chen, Ming-liang; Chen, Chun-ye; Chang, Hui; Zhang, Ting; Wang, Li; Zhu, Jun-dong; Zhang, Qian-yong; Mi, Man-tian

    2013-01-01

    Delphinidin-3-glucoside (Dp) is a member of a family of bioactive compounds known as anthocyanins that occur naturally in pigmented plants and are known to ameliorate oxidative stress. Previous studies have showed that Dp decreased oxidative stress in vascular endothelial cells, however, the underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. In the present study, we showed that pretreatment with Dp significantly suppressed oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL)-induced cell proliferation inhibition and apoptosis in primary human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). Also, Dp pretreatment attenuated oxLDL-induced mitochondrial dysfunction via decreased reactive oxygen species (ROS) and superoxide anion generation, thereby repressing mitochondrial membrane potential and closing mitochondrial permeability transition pore. Furthermore, in vitro and in vivo data showed that Dp was transported into endothelial cells in a temperature, concentration, and time-dependent manner via the sodium-dependent glucose transporter (SGLT1). Suppression of SGLT1 by its substrate glucose, its inhibitor phlorizin or SGLT1 siRNA blocked Dp transportation. Repression of SGLT1 significantly inhibited Dp function of ameliorating mitochondrial dysfunction induced by pro-apoptotic factors (Apoptosis-inducing factor, Cytochrome c, Caspase-3 and Bax/Bcl-2 ratio). Taken together, our data indicate that Dp protects VECs via the SGLT1-ROS-mitochodria pathway. This new insight may help to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying the vascular protection afforded by Dp, and anthocyanins in general, in the context of prevention of endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis. PMID:23874689

  6. Aortic Remodelling Is Improved by 2,3,5,4?-Tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-?-D-glucoside Involving the Smad3 Pathway in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats

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    Duan, Ju; Han, Xin; Ling, Shuang; Gan, Woting; Sun, Li; Ni, Rong-Zhen; Xu, Jin-Wen

    2015-01-01

    Hypertension is a common health problem that substantially increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. The condition increases blood pressure, which causes alterations in vascular structure and leads to the development of vascular pathologies. 2,3,5,4?-Tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-?-D-glucoside (THSG), a resveratrol analogue extracted from a Chinese medicinal plant, has been proven to have numerous vascular protection functions. This study investigated whether THSG can improve vascular remodeling, which has thus far remained unclear. Orally administering THSG to spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) aged 12 weeks for 14 weeks significantly inhibited intima-media thickness in the lower parts of the aortic arch, increased the vascular diastolic rate in response to acetylcholine, and reduced remodelling-related mRNA expression, such as that of ACTA2, CCL3, COL1A2, COL3A1, TIMP1 WISP2, IGFBP1, ECE1, KLF5, MYL1 BMP4, FN1, and PAI-1. Immunofluorescence staining also showed an inhibitory effect similar to that of THSG on PAI-1 protein expression in rat aortas. Results from immunoprecipitation and a Western blot assay showed that THSG inhibited the acetylation of Smad3. A chromatin immunoprecipitation assay showed that THSG prevented Smad3 binding to the PAI-1 proximal promoter in SHR aortas. In conclusion, our results demonstrated that the inhibitory effect of THSG on aortic remodelling involved the deacetylating role of Smad3 with increasing blood flow and with constant blood pressure. PMID:26693246

  7. Aortic Remodelling Is Improved by 2,3,5,4'-Tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-?-D-glucoside Involving the Smad3 Pathway in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats.

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    Duan, Ju; Han, Xin; Ling, Shuang; Gan, Woting; Sun, Li; Ni, Rong-Zhen; Xu, Jin-Wen

    2015-01-01

    Hypertension is a common health problem that substantially increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. The condition increases blood pressure, which causes alterations in vascular structure and leads to the development of vascular pathologies. 2,3,5,4'-Tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-?-D-glucoside (THSG), a resveratrol analogue extracted from a Chinese medicinal plant, has been proven to have numerous vascular protection functions. This study investigated whether THSG can improve vascular remodeling, which has thus far remained unclear. Orally administering THSG to spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) aged 12 weeks for 14 weeks significantly inhibited intima-media thickness in the lower parts of the aortic arch, increased the vascular diastolic rate in response to acetylcholine, and reduced remodelling-related mRNA expression, such as that of ACTA2, CCL3, COL1A2, COL3A1, TIMP1 WISP2, IGFBP1, ECE1, KLF5, MYL1 BMP4, FN1, and PAI-1. Immunofluorescence staining also showed an inhibitory effect similar to that of THSG on PAI-1 protein expression in rat aortas. Results from immunoprecipitation and a Western blot assay showed that THSG inhibited the acetylation of Smad3. A chromatin immunoprecipitation assay showed that THSG prevented Smad3 binding to the PAI-1 proximal promoter in SHR aortas. In conclusion, our results demonstrated that the inhibitory effect of THSG on aortic remodelling involved the deacetylating role of Smad3 with increasing blood flow and with constant blood pressure. PMID:26693246

  8. High Expression of ?-Glucosidase in Bifidobacterium bifidum BGN4 and Application in Conversion of Isoflavone Glucosides During Fermentation of Soy Milk.

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    You, Hyun Ju; Ahn, Hyung Jin; Kim, Jin Yong; Wu, Qian Qian; Ji, Geun Eog

    2015-04-01

    In spite of the reported probiotic effects, Bifidobacterium bifidum BGN4 (BGN4) showed no ?- glucosidase activity and failed to biotransform isoflavone glucosides into the more bioactive aglycones during soy milk fermentation. To develop an isoflavone-biotransforming BGN4, we constructed the recombinant B. bifidum BGN4 strain (B919G) by cloning the structural ?- glucosidase gene from B. lactis AD011 (AD011) using the expression vector with the constitutively active promoter 919 from BGN4. As a result, B919G highly expressed ?- glucosidase and showed higher ?-glucosidase activity and heat stability than the source strain of the ?-glucosidase gene, AD011. The biotransformation of daidzin and genistin compounds using the crude enzyme extract from B919G was completed within 4 h, and the bioconversion of daidzin and genistin in soy milk during fermentation with B919G also occurred within 6 h, which was much faster and higher than with AD011. The incorporation of this ?-glucosidaseproducing Bifidobacterium strain in soy milk could lead to the production of fermented soy milk with an elevated amount of bioavailable forms of isoflavones as well as to the indigenous probiotic effects of the Bifidobacterium strain. PMID:25348696

  9. Evaluation of the new anti-inflammatory compound ethyl salicylate 2-O-?-D-glucoside and its possible mechanism of action.

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    Xin, Wenyu; Huang, Chao; Zhang, Xue; Zhang, Guidong; Ma, Xiaowei; Sun, Lan; Wang, Chao; Zhang, Dongming; Zhang, Tiantai; Du, Guanhua

    2013-02-01

    Ethyl salicylate 2-O-?-d-glucoside (ESG) is a derivative of natural salicylate isolated from Gaultheria yunnanensis (Franch.) Rehder, it has been used for the treatments of rheumatoid arthritis, swelling and pain. The aim of this study was to evaluate the anti-inflammatory effects of ESG and explore the anti-inflammatory mechanisms. We found that ESG had potent anti-inflammatory effects on the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-activated murine macrophages RAW264.7. ESG exerted a dose-dependent inhibition of the LPS-stimulated release of the pro-inflammatory cytokines TNF-? and IL-1?. Moreover, it significantly inhibited LPS-stimulated the production of NO and PGE2 by repressing the expression of iNOS and COX protein respectively. Western blot analysis showed that ESG prominently inhibited LPS-induced activation of NF-?B in RAW264.7 cells by blocking phosphorylation of inhibitor I?B? and p65. Consistent with these results, we found that ESG prevented the nuclear translocation of NF-?B induced by LPS. Our study suggests that ESG may be effective in the treatment of inflammatory diseases by inhibiting the pro-inflammatory cytokine production and regulating the NF-?B signal pathway. PMID:23219581

  10. Design, Synthesis and invivo Evaluation of Novel C-Aryl Glucosides as Potent Sodium-Dependent Glucose Cotransporters Inhibitors for the Treatment of Diabetes.

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    Li, Zheng; Wang, Xuekun; Xu, Xue; Qiu, Qianqian; Jiao, Lei; Huang, Wenlong; Qian, Hai

    2015-10-01

    A series of novel C-aryl glucosides with substituents at the 3'-position or cyclization at 3', 4'-positions of the distal aryl ring were designed and synthesized, which might decrease the oxidative metabolism of dapagliflozin. Preliminary evaluation for hypoglycemic effect and the risk of hypoglycemia were carried out both in normal and in streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice. Among the synthesized compounds, compound 19a exerted potency-similarity with dapagliflozin and triggered the hypoglycemic effect in a dose-dependent manner. Besides, compound 19a, even at the high dose of 10mg/kg, revealed a low risk of hypoglycemia. In further studies, 19a exhibited sustained antihyperglycemic effect without particular side-effects in 30-day chronic diabetic mice studies. Moreover, histological changes in the pancreas of diabetic mice indicated 19a might protect pancreatic ?-cell from apoptosis by reducing the damage of glucotoxicity. All of these results demonstrated that compound 19a, with excellent invivo pharmacological activity and safety profile, was considered to be a promising drug candidate for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. PMID:25732240

  11. Inhibition of Carrageenan-Induced Acute Inflammation in Mice by Oral Administration of Anthocyanin Mixture from Wild Mulberry and Cyanidin-3-Glucoside

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    Hassimotto, Neuza Mariko Aymoto; Moreira, Vanessa; do Nascimento, Neide Galvão; Souto, Pollyana Cristina Maggio de Castro; Teixeira, Catarina; Lajolo, Franco Maria

    2013-01-01

    Anthocyanins are flavonoids which demonstrated biological activities in in vivo and in vitro models. Here in the anti-inflammatory properties of an anthocyanin-enriched fraction (AF) extracted from wild mulberry and the cyanidin-3-glucoside (C3G), the most abundant anthocyanin in diet, were studied in two acute inflammation experimental models, in the peritonitis and in the paw oedema assays, both of which were induced by carrageenan (cg) in mice. In each trial, AF and C3G (4 mg/100 g/animal) were orally administered in two distinct protocols: 30 min before and 1 h after cg stimulus. The administration of both AF and C3G suppresses the paw oedema in both administration times (P < 0.05). In the peritonitis, AF and C3G reduced the polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) influx in the peritoneal exudates when administered 1 h after cg injection. AF was more efficient reducing the PMN when administered 30 min before cg. Both AF and C3G were found to suppress mRNA as well as protein levels of COX-2 upregulated by cg in both protocols, but the inhibitory effect on PGE2 production in the peritoneal exudates was observed when administered 30 min before cg (P < 0.05). Our findings suggest that AF and C3G minimize acute inflammation and they present positive contributions as dietary supplements. PMID:23484081

  12. Cyanidin-3-Glucoside-Rich Extract from Chinese Bayberry Fruit Protects Pancreatic β Cells and Ameliorates Hyperglycemia in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Mice

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    Sun, Chong-De; Zhang, Bo; Zhang, Jiu-Kai; Xu, Chang-Jie; Wu, Yu-Lian; Chen, Kun-Song

    2012-01-01

    Abstract Chinese bayberry fruit is a rich source of anthocyanins, especially cyanidin-3-glucoside (C3G). The present study investigated the protective effects of C3G-rich bayberry fruit extract (CRBFE) against pancreatic β cells against oxidative stress–induced injury as well as its hypoglycemic effect in diabetic mice. Bayberry extract from “Biqi” was used for both in vitro and in vivo testing because of its high C3G content and high antioxidant capacity. Pretreatment of β cells with CRBFE (containing 0.5 μmol/L C3G) prevented cell death, increased cellular viability, and decreased mitochondrial reactive oxygen species production and cell necrosis induced by 800 or 1,200 μmol/L H2O2. CRBFE dose-dependently up-regulated pancreatic duodenal homeobox 1 gene expression, contributing to increased insulin-like growth factor II gene transcript levels and insulin protein in INS-1 cells. In addition, administration of CRBFE (150 μg of C3G/10 g of body weight twice per day) significantly reduced blood glucose in streptozotocin-induced diabetic ICR mice and increased the glucose tolerance in an oral glucose tolerance test (P<.05). Such results indicated that CRBFE might be useful in prevention and control of diabetes mellitus and diabetes-associated complications. PMID:22181073

  13. The Role of Sodium-Dependent Glucose Transporter 1 and Glucose Transporter 2 in the Absorption of Cyanidin-3-O-β-Glucoside in Caco-2 Cells

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    Zou, Tang-Bin; Feng, Dan; Song, Gang; Li, Hua-Wen; Tang, Huan-Wen; Ling, Wen-Hua

    2014-01-01

    Anthocyanins have multiple biological activities of benefit to human health. While a few studies have been conducted to evaluate the bioavailability of anthocyanins, the mechanisms of their absorption mechanism remain ill-defined. In the present study, we investigated the absorption mechanism of cyanidin-3-O-β-glucoside (Cy-3-G) in human intestinal epithelial (Caco-2) cells. Cy-3-G transport was assessed by measuring the absorptive and efflux direction. Inhibition studies were conducted using the pharmacological agents, phloridzin, an inhibitor of sodium-dependent glucose transporter 1 (SGLT1), or phloretin, an inhibitor of glucose transporter 2 (GLUT2). The results showed that phloridzin and phloretin significantly inhibited the absorption of Cy-3-G. In addition, Caco-2 cells transfected with small interfering RNA (siRNA) specific for SGLT1 or GLUT2 showed significantly decreased Cy-3-G absorption. These siRNA transfected cells also showed a significantly decreased rate of transport of Cy-3-G compared with the control group. These findings suggest that Cy-3-G absorption is dependent on the activities of SGLT1 and GLUT2 in the small intestine and that SGLT1 and GLUT2 could be a limiting step for the bioavailability of Cy-3-G. PMID:25314643

  14. Glucosinolate-related glucosides in Alliaria petiolata: sources of variation in the plant and different metabolism in an adapted specialist herbivore, Pieris rapae.

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    Frisch, Tina; Agerbirk, Niels; Davis, Samantha; Cipollini, Don; Olsen, Carl Erik; Motawia, Mohammed Saddik; Bjarnholt, Nanna; Møller, Birger Lindberg

    2014-10-01

    Specialized metabolites in plants influence their interactions with other species, including herbivorous insects, which may adapt to tolerate defensive phytochemicals. The chemical arsenal of Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard, Brassicaceae) includes the glucosinolate sinigrin and alliarinoside, a hydroxynitrile glucoside with defensive properties to glucosinolate-adapted specialists. To further our understanding of the chemical ecology of A. petiolata, which is spreading invasively in North America, we investigated the metabolite profile and here report a novel natural product, petiolatamide, which is structurally related to sinigrin. In an extensive study of North American populations of A. petiolata, we demonstrate that genetic population differences as well as developmental regulation contribute to variation in the leaf content of petiolatamide, alliarinoside, sinigrin, and a related glycoside. We furthermore demonstrate widely different metabolic fates of these metabolites after ingestion in the glucosinolate-adapted herbivore Pieris rapae, ranging from simple passage over metabolic conversion to sequestration. The differences in metabolic fate were influenced by plant β-glucosidases, insect-mediated degradation, and the specificity of the larval gut transport system mediating sequestration. PMID:25308480

  15. Total Glucosides of Paeony Capsule Plus Compound Glycyrrhizin Tablets for the Treatment of Severe Alopecia Areata in Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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    Yang, Dingquan; Zhang, Yuming; Jin, Yueli; Gan, Chaonan; Bai, Yanping

    2013-01-01

    Total glucosides of paeony capsule (TGPC) and compound glycyrrhizin tablets (CGT) are plant extracts of glycosides. We conducted this study to examine the efficacy and safety of TGPC plus CGT for severe alopecia areata in children. 117 subjects were randomly allocated into TGPC plus CGT group or CGT group. For consecutive 12 months, subjects were given oral TGPC and CGT or oral CGT alone. The outcome measures included score of alopecia areata severity, effective rate, and adverse events observed in the 3rd, 6th, and 12th month. We found that the scores of alopecia areata severity of both groups were significantly reduced, and the scores of treatment group were lower than those of control group; for effective rate, there was no statistical difference between the two groups in the 3rd month, while in the 6th and 12th months the treatment group was superior compared with control group; the incidence rate of adverse events between the two groups was not statistically different, and no severe adverse events were observed. In conclusion, TGPC plus CGT appears effective and safe for severe alopecia areata in children. PMID:24204391

  16. Malvidin-3-O-β glucoside, major grape anthocyanin, inhibits human macrophage-derived inflammatory mediators and decreases clinical scores in arthritic rats.

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    Decendit, Alain; Mamani-Matsuda, Maria; Aumont, Virginie; Waffo-Teguo, Pierre; Moynet, Daniel; Boniface, Katia; Richard, Emmanuel; Krisa, Stéphanie; Rambert, Jérôme; Mérillon, Jean-Michel; Mossalayi, M D

    2013-11-15

    Polyphenolic anthocyanins are major colorful compounds in red fruits, known to prevent cardiovascular and other diseases. Grape polyphenols are a mixture of various molecules and their exact contribution to above bioactivities remains to be clarified. In the present study, we first analyzed the effect of purified grape-derived compounds on human peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) survival, proliferation, as well as for their ability to inhibit the activation of human normal macrophages. Data indicated that malvidin-3-O-β glucoside (Malβg), the major grape anthocyanin, is bioactive with no toxicity on human PBMC. Malβg decreased the transcription of genes encoding inflammatory mediators, confirmed by the inhibition of TNFα, IL1, IL-6 and iNOS-derived nitric oxide (NO) secretion from activated macrophages. As Malβg also inhibited inflammatory response of rat macrophages, we investigated the anti-inflammatory potential of Malβg in chronic rat adjuvant-induced arthritis (AIA). Malβg significantly diminished inflammatory cachexia and arthritic paw scores in AIA rats at both therapeutic and preventive levels. In vivo effects of Malβg correlated with down-regulation of NO generation from AIA rats' peritoneal macrophages ex vivo. These data indicate that Malβg, major grape anthocyanin, is a potent anti-inflammatory agent in vitro and in vivo, without detectable toxic effect. PMID:23796750

  17. Determination of cyanidin 3-glucoside in rat brain, liver and kidneys by UPLC/MS-MS and its application to a short-term pharmacokinetic study.

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    Fornasaro, Stefano; Ziberna, Lovro; Gasperotti, Mattia; Tramer, Federica; Vrhovšek, Urška; Mattivi, Fulvio; Passamonti, Sabina

    2016-01-01

    Anthocyanins exert neuroprotection in various in vitro and in vivo experimental models. However, no details regarding their brain-related pharmacokinetics are so far available to support claims about their direct neuronal bioactivity as well as to design proper formulations of anthocyanin-based products. To gather this missing piece of knowledge, we intravenously administered a bolus of 668 nmol cyanidin 3-glucoside (C3G) in anaesthetized Wistar rats and shortly after (15 s to 20 min) we collected blood, brain, liver, kidneys and urine samples. Extracts thereof were analysed for C3G and its expected metabolites using UPLC/MS-MS. The data enabled to calculate a set of pharmacokinetics parameters. The main finding was the distinctive, rapid distribution of C3G in the brain, with an apparently constant plasma/brain ratio in the physiologically relevant plasma concentration range (19-355 nM). This is the first report that accurately determines the distribution pattern of C3G in the brain, paving the way to the rational design of future tests of neuroprotection by C3G in animal models and humans. PMID:26965389

  18. Improvement of the post-thaw qualities of Okinawan native pig spermatozoa frozen in an extender supplemented with ascorbic acid 2-O-alpha-glucoside.

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    Yoshimoto, Teppei; Nakamura, Satoshi; Yamauchi, Shogo; Muto, Norio; Nakada, Tadashi; Ashizawa, Koji; Tatemoto, Hideki

    2008-08-01

    The technical establishment of boar sperm cryopreservation is indispensable for effective breeding of the scarce Okinawan native pig Agu. The objective of the present study was to determine whether ascorbic acid 2-O-alpha-glucoside (AA-2G), a stable ascorbate derivative, is capable of improving the quality of cryopreserved Agu spermatozoa. Ejaculated Agu sperm frozen in an extender supplemented with 0, 100, 200, 400 or 800 microM AA-2G was thawed, and then evaluated the sperm motility and other qualities. Treatment with 200 microM AA-2G has the most beneficial effect on the sperm motility and the plasmalemma integrity after frozen-thawing among the concentrations tested (P<0.05). In particular, the incidences of total motile sperm and rapid progressive motility at 1 and 3h after incubation were markedly increased by treatment with AA-2G at 200 microM. The addition of AA-2G during cooling and freezing efficiently protected spermatozoa against the lipid peroxidation and the DNA damage. Spermatozoa frozen in the presence of AA-2G possessed significantly higher levels (P<0.05) of ATP even after thawing than those frozen without AA-2G, implying that sperm viability was effectively conserved. Furthermore, higher sperm penetrability to matured oocytes in vitro was maintained in sperm treated with AA-2G during cryopreservation. These effects were observed for all sperm derived from three individuals. These findings demonstrate that the addition of AA-2G to the freezing extender efficiently improves the post-thaw qualities of fragile Agu sperm through the protection of spermatozoa against cell damage caused by oxidative stress during cryopreservation. PMID:18589410

  19. Enhancement by ascorbic acid 2-glucoside or repeated additions of ascorbate of mitogen-induced IgM and IgG productions by human peripheral blood lymphocytes.

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    Tanaka, M; Muto, N; Gohda, E; Yamamoto, I

    1994-12-01

    In this study, the effect of ascorbic acid 2-glucoside (AA-2G), a stable derivative of ascorbic acid (AsA), or repeated additions of ascorbate on antibody productions by human peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs) was examined, and the physiological function of AsA was evaluated. When human PBLs were stimulated with Staphylococcus aureus Cowan I or pokeweed mitogen, AA-2G remarkably increased the numbers of IgM- and IgG-secreting cells which were detected by enzyme-linked immunospot assay. Although a single addition of ascorbate was without effect, the effect of AA-2G was remarkably inhibited by the addition of castanospermine, an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor; and moreover, repeated additions of AsA to the culture medium during the culture period enhanced the response to the same level as did a single addition of AA-2G. These results indicate that AsA has the ability to stimulate the immunoglobulin productions by AA-2G. The phytohemagglutinin-induced proliferative response of PBLs was also stimulated by AA-2G. The intracellular AsA content in PBLs cultured with AA-2G was maintained at relatively high levels during the culture period, whereas the content with a single dose of AsA reached nearly zero by the end of the experiment. These in vitro findings suggest that AA-2G and AsA function as potent immunostimulators of antibody production in humans and that the intracellular AsA content is a key parameter for establishing the immune response of PBLs. PMID:7723222

  20. Study on the interaction between pelargonidin-3-O-glucoside and bovine serum albumin using spectroscopic, transmission electron microscopy and molecular modeling techniques.

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    Li, Shu; Tang, Lin; Bi, Hongna

    2016-03-01

    The aim of this study is to evaluate the binding behavior between pelargonidin-3-O-glucoside (P3G) and bovine serum albumin (BSA) using multi-spectroscopic, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and molecular docking methods under physiological conditions. Fluorescence spectroscopy and time-resolved fluorescence showed that the fluorescence of BSA could be quenched remarkably by P3G via a static quenching mechanism, and there is a single class of binding site on BSA. In addition, the thermodynamic functions ΔH and ΔS were -21.69 kJ/mol and 24.46 J/mol/K, indicating that an electrostatic interaction was a main acting force. The distance between BSA and P3G was 2.74 nm according to Förster's theory, illustrating that energy transfer occurred. In addition, the secondary structure of BSA changed with a decrease in the α-helix content from 66.2% to 64.0% as seen using synchronous fluorescence, UV/vis, circular dichroism and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopies, whereas TEM images showed that P3G led to BSA aggregation and fibrillation. Furthermore, site marker competitive experiments and molecular docking indicated that P3G could bind with subdomain IIA of BSA. The calculated results of the equilibrium fraction showed that the concentration of free P3G in plasma was high enough to be stored and transported from the circulatory system to its target sites to provide therapeutic effects. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:26249529

  1. Cyanidin-3-O-β-glucoside with the aid of its metabolite protocatechuic acid, reduces monocyte infiltration in apolipoprotein E-deficient mice.

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    Wang, Dongliang; Zou, Tangbin; Yang, Yan; Yan, Xiao; Ling, Wenhua

    2011-10-01

    Polyphenols, including anthocyanins, from various plant foods are effective in reducing the severity of atherosclerosis in animal and human studies. Due to the poor understanding of the bioavailability of anthocyanins, the potential antiatherogenic mechanisms underlying the action remain largely unknown. Herein, we found that oral gavage of cyanidin-3-O-β-glucoside (Cy-3-G) could be transformed into protocatechuic acid (PCA), and the plasma maximal levels of Cy-3-G were 3.7-fold lower than that of PCA in the apolipoprotein E (ApoE)-deficient mice. Subsequently, we observed that PCA treatment has a higher capacity than Cy-3-G treatment in decreasing CC chemokine receptor 2 (CCR2) expression in the mouse peripheral blood monocytes (PBMs), along with reducing the mouse PBMs chemokine toward CC ligand-2 (CCL2) in a Boyden chamber. Interesting, in the ApoE-deficient mouse model, orally gavaged with Cy-3-G has a higher ability than gavaged with PCA to reduce CCR2 expression in PBMs. PBMs deprived from the Cy-3-G-treated ApoE-deficient mice have a lower ability than those from PCA-treated animals to migrate toward CCL2. Furthermore, as compared with the PCA group, Cy-3-G treatment more efficiently reduced thioglycollate-induced macrophage infiltration into the abdominal cavity. Thus, we suggest that Cy-3-G may reduce the monocyte infiltration in mice via down-regulation of CCR2 expression in monocytes, at least in part, with the aid of its metabolite PCA. These above data imply that the anti-monocyte/macrophage infiltration property of Cy-3-G and its metabolite PCA may be an important antiatherogenic mechanism for anthocyanins. PMID:21569764

  2. Comparison of Anorectic and Emetic Potencies of Deoxynivalenol (Vomitoxin) to the Plant Metabolite Deoxynivalenol-3-Glucoside and Synthetic Deoxynivalenol Derivatives EN139528 and EN139544

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    Wu, Wenda; Zhou, Hui-Ren; Bursian, Steven J.; Pan, Xiao; Link, Jane E.; Berthiller, Franz; Adam, Gerhard; Krantis, Anthony; Durst, Tony; Pestka, James J.

    2014-01-01

    The mycotoxin deoxynivalenol (DON) elicits robust anorectic and emetic effects in several animal species. However, less is known about the potential for naturally occurring and synthetic congeners of this trichothecene to cause analogous responses. Here we tested the hypothesis that alterations in DON structure found in the plant metabolite deoxynivalenol-3-glucoside (D3G) and two pharmacologically active synthetic DON derivatives, EN139528 and EN139544, differentially impact their potential to evoke food refusal and emesis. In a nocturnal mouse food consumption model, oral administration with DON, D3G, EN139528, or EN139544 at doses from 2.5 to 10 mg/kg BW induced anorectic responses that lasted up to 16, 6, 6, and 3 h, respectively. Anorectic potency rank orders were EN139544>DON>EN139528>D3G from 0 to 0.5 h but DON>D3G>EN139528>EN139544 from 0 to 3 h. Oral exposure to each of the four compounds at a common dose (2.5 mg/kg BW) stimulated plasma elevations of the gut satiety peptides cholecystokinin and to a lesser extent, peptide YY3–36 that corresponded to reduced food consumption. In a mink emesis model, oral administration of increasing doses of the congeners differentially induced emesis, causing marked decreases in latency to emesis with corresponding increases in both the duration and number of emetic events. The minimum emetic doses for DON, EN139528, D3G, and EN139544 were 0.05, 0.5, 2, and 5 mg/kg BW, respectively. Taken together, the results suggest that although all three DON congeners elicited anorectic responses that mimicked DON over a narrow dose range, they were markedly less potent than the parent mycotoxin at inducing emesis. PMID:25173790

  3. Cyanidin-3-Glucoside inhibits UVB-induced oxidative damage and inflammation by regulating MAP kinase and NF-κB signalling pathways in SKH-1 hairless mice skin

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    Pratheeshkumar, Poyil; Son, Young-Ok; Wang, Xin; Divya, Sasidharan Padmaja; Joseph, Binoy; Hitron, John Andrew; Wang, Lei; Kim, Donghern; Yin, Yuanqin; Roy, Ram Vinod; Lu, Jian; Zhang, Zhuo; Wang, Yitao; Shi, Xianglin

    2015-01-01

    Skin cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States. Exposure to ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation induces inflammation and photocarcinogenesis in mammalian skin. Cyanidin-3-Glucoside (C3G), a member of the anthocyanin family, is present in various vegetables and fruits especially in edible berries, and displays potent antioxidant and anticarcinogenic properties. In this study, we have assessed the in vivo effects of C3G on UVB irradiation induced chronic inflammatory responses in SKH-1 hairless mice, a well-established model for UVB-induced skin carcinogenesis. Here, we show that C3G inhibited UVB-induced skin damage and inflammation in SKH-1 hairless mice. Our results indicate that C3G inhibited glutathione depletion, lipid peroxidation and myeloperoxidation in mouse skin by chronic UVB exposure. C3G significantly decreased the production of UVB-induced pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as IL-6 and TNF-α, associated with cutaneous inflammation. Likewise, UVB-induced inflammatory responses were diminished by C3G as observed by a remarkable reduction in the levels of phosphorylated MAP Kinases, Erk1/2, p38, JNK1/2 and MKK4. Furthermore, C3G also decreased UVB-induced cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), PGE2 and iNOS levels, which are well-known key mediators of inflammation and cancer. Treatment with C3G inhibited UVB-induced nuclear translocation of NF-κB and degradation of IκBα in mice skin. Immunofluorescence assay revealed that topical application of C3G inhibited the expression of 8-hydroxy-2′-deoxyguanosine, proliferating cell nuclear antigen, and cyclin D1 in chronic UVB exposed mouse skin. Collectively, these data indicates that C3G can provide substantial protection against the adverse effects of UVB radiation by modulating UVB-induced MAP kinase and NF-κB signaling pathways. PMID:25062774

  4. Cyanidin-3-O-Glucoside Ameliorates Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Injury Both In Vivo and In Vitro Suppression of NF-?B and MAPK Pathways.

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    Ma, Ming-Ming; Li, Yan; Liu, Xiang-Yong; Zhu, Wei-Wei; Ren, Xiang; Kong, Gui-Qing; Huang, Xiao; Wang, Li-Peng; Luo, Li-Qing; Wang, Xiao-Zhi

    2015-08-01

    Cyanidin-3-O-glucoside (C3G), an anthocyanin belonging to the flavonoid family and commonly present in food and vegetables in human diet, has exhibited anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects. This study aimed to investigate the protective ability of C3G against inflammatory and oxidative injuries, as well as to clarify the possible mechanism in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) in vitro and acute respiratory distress syndrome mouse model in vivo. HUVECs or male Kunming mice were pretreated with C3G 1 h before LPS stimulation. C3G significantly inhibited the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines (tumor necrosis factor-?, interleukin (IL) -6, and IL-1?) in cell supernatants and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) as determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Histopathologic examination with hematoxylin and eosinstaining showed that C3G pretreatment substantially suppressed inflammatory cell infiltration, alveolar wall thickening, and interstitial edemain lung tissues. C3G markedly prevented LPS-induced elevation of malondialdehyde and myeloperoxidase levels in lung tissue homogenates, wet to dry ratio of lung tissues, total cells, and inflammatory cells (neutrophils and macrophages) in BALF. Moreover, C3G reduced superoxide dismutase activity in the lung tissue homogenates. Western blot assay also showed that C3G pretreatment significantly suppressed LPS-induced activation of nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-?B) and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathways by blocking the phosphorylation of inhibitor ?B-?, NF-?B/P65, extracellular signal-regulated kinase, p38, and c-Jun NH2-terminal kinase in the lung tissues. In summary, C3G may ameliorate LPS-induced injury, which results from inflammation and oxidation, by inhibiting NF-?B and MAPK pathways and playing important anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative roles. PMID:25752620

  5. Isolation and reconstitution of cytochrome P450ox and in vitro reconstitution of the entire biosynthetic pathway of the cyanogenic glucoside dhurrin from sorghum.

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    Kahn, R A; Bak, S; Svendsen, I; Halkier, B A; Mller, B L

    1997-01-01

    A cytochrome P450, designated P450ox, that catalyzes the conversion of (Z)-p-hydroxyphenylacetaldoxime (oxime) to p-hydroxymandelonitrile in the biosynthesis of the cyanogenic glucoside beta-D-glucopyranosyloxy-(S)-p-hydroxymandelonitrile (dhurrin), has been isolated from microsomes prepared from etiolated seedlings of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench). P450ox was solubilized using nonionic detergents, and isolated by ion-exchange chromatography, Triton X-114 phase partitioning, and dye-column chromatography. P450ox has an apparent molecular mass of 55 kD, its N-terminal amino acid sequence is -ATTATPQLLGGSVP, and it contains the internal sequence MDRLVADLDRAAA. Reconstitution of P450ox with NADPH-P450 oxidoreductase in micelles of L-alpha-dilauroyl phosphatidylcholine identified P450ox as a multifunctional P450 catalyzing dehydration of (Z)-oxime to p-hydroxyphenylaceto-nitrile (nitrile) and C-hydroxylation of p-hydroxyphenylacetonitrile to nitrile. P450ox is extremely labile compared with the P450s previously isolated from sorghum. When P450ox is reconstituted in the presence of a soluble uridine diphosphate glucose glucosyltransferase, oxime is converted to dhurrin. In vitro reconstitution of the entire dhurrin biosynthetic pathway from tyrosine was accomplished by the insertion of CYP79 (tyrosine N-hydroxylase), P450ox, and NADPH-P450 oxidoreductase in lipid micelles in the presence of uridine diphosphate glucose glucosyltransferase. The catalysis of the conversion of Tyr into nitrile by two multifunctional P450s explains why all intermediates in this pathway except (Z)-oxime are channeled. PMID:9414567

  6. Dietary supplementation with purified citrus limonin glucoside does not alter ex vivo functions of circulating T lymphocytes or monocytes in overweight/obese human adults.

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    Zunino, Susan J; Storms, David H; Freytag, Tammy L; Adkins, Yuriko C; Bonnel, Ellen L; Woodhouse, Leslie R; Breksa, Andrew P; Manners, Gary D; Mackey, Bruce E; Kelley, Darshan S

    2016-01-01

    Overweight/obesity is associated with chronic inflammation and impairs both innate and adaptive immune responses. Limonoids found in citrus fruits decreased cell proliferation and inflammation in animal studies. We hypothesized that limonin glucoside (LG) supplementation in vivo will decrease the ex vivo proliferation of T cells and the production of inflammatory cytokines by monocytes and T cells. In a double-blind, randomized, cross-over study, 10 overweight/obese human subjects were served purified LG or placebo drinks for 56 days each to determine the effects of LG on immune cell functions. The percentage of CD14+CD36+ cells in whole blood was analyzed by flow cytometry. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells were isolated and activated with CD3 plus CD28 antibodies (T-lymphocyte activation) or lipopolysaccharide (monocyte activation). Interferon ?, tumor necrosis factor ?, interleukin (IL) 2, IL-4, and IL-10 were measured in supernatants from activated T cells. Supernatants from activated monocytes were analyzed for the production of tumor necrosis factor ?, IL-1?, and IL-6. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells were prestained with PKH dye and activated with CD3 plus CD28 antibodies to determine the proliferative responses of CD4+ and CD8+ T lymphocytes by flow cytometry. No differences were observed for CD14+CD36+ monocyte populations, T-cell proliferation, or the production of T cell and monocyte cytokines between the 2 treatments. Thus, LG supplementation in vivo did not affect ex vivo functions of T cells and monocytes, whereas it decreased several circulating markers of hepatic inflammation as we previously reported. PMID:26773778

  7. Cucurbitacin L 2-O-?-Glucoside Demonstrates Apoptogenesis in Colon Adenocarcinoma Cells (HT-29): Involvement of Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species Regulation.

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    Abdelwahab, Siddig Ibrahim; Hassan, Loiy Elsir Ahmed; Abdul Majid, Amin M S; Yagi, Sakina M Ahmed; Mohan, Syam; Elhassan Taha, Manal Mohamed; Ahmad, Syahida; Chuen, Cheah Shiau; Narrima, Putri; Rais, Mohd Mustafa; Syam, Suvitha; Moharam, Bushra Abdulkarim; Hadi, A Hamid A

    2012-01-01

    Emerging evidence suggests that reactive oxygen (ROS) and nitrogen (RNS) species can contribute to diverse signalling pathways of inflammatory and tumour cells. Cucurbitacins are a group of highly oxygenated triterpenes. Many plants used in folk medicine to treat cancer have been found to contain cucurbitacins displaying potentially important anti-inflammatory actions. The current study was designed to investigate the anti-ROS and -RNS effects of cucurbitacin L 2-O-?-glucoside (CLG) and the role of these signaling factors in the apoptogenic effects of CLG on human colon cancer cells (HT-29). This natural cucurbitacin was isolated purely from Citrullus lanatus var. citroides (Cucurbitaceae). The results revealed that CLG was cytotoxic to HT-29. CLG increased significantly (P < 0.05) RNA and protein levels of caspase-3 in HT-29 cells when verified using a colorimetric assay and realtime qPCR, respectively. The results showed that lipopolysaccharide/interferon-gamma (LPS/INF-?) increased nitrous oxide (NO) production inR AW264.7macrophages, whereas N(G)-nitro-L-argininemethyl ester (L-NAME) and CLG curtailed it. This compound did not reveal any cytotoxicity on RAW264.7 macrophages and human normal liver cells (WRL-68) when tested using the MTT assay. Findings of ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) and oxygen radical absorption capacity (ORAC) assays demonstrate the antioxidant properties of CLG. The apoptogenic property of CLG on HT-29 cells is thus related to inhibition of reactive nitrogen and oxygen reactive species and the triggering of caspase-3-regulated apoptosis. PMID:22685485

  8. Cyanidin-3-O-β-Glucoside and Protocatechuic Acid Exert Insulin-Like Effects by Upregulating PPARγ Activity in Human Omental Adipocytes

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    Scazzocchio, Beatrice; Varì, Rosaria; Filesi, Carmelina; D’Archivio, Massimo; Santangelo, Carmela; Giovannini, Claudio; Iacovelli, Annunziata; Silecchia, Gianfranco; Volti, Giovanni Li; Galvano, Fabio; Masella, Roberta

    2011-01-01

    OBJECTIVE Insulin resistance (IR) represents an independent risk factor for metabolic, cardiovascular, and neoplastic disorders. Preventing/attenuating IR is a major objective to be reached to preserve population health. Because many insulin-sensitizing drugs have shown unwanted side effects, active harmless compounds are sought after. Dietary anthocyanins have been demonstrated to ameliorate hyperglycemia and insulin sensitivity. This study aimed at investigating whether cyanidin-3-O-β-glucoside (C3G) and its metabolite protocatechuic acid (PCA) might have a role in glucose transport activation in human omental adipocytes and 3T3-L1 cells. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS In cells treated with 50 µmol/L C3G and 100 µmol/L PCA, [3H]-2-deoxyglucose uptake, GLUT4 translocation by immunoblotting, adiponectin secretion, and peroxisome proliferator–activated receptor-γ (PPARγ) activation by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kits were evaluated. Parallel experiments were carried out in murine adipocyte 3T3-L1. To define the role of PPARγ in modulating polyphenol effects, small interfering RNA technique and PPARγ antagonist were used to inhibit transcription factor activity. RESULTS C3G and PCA increased adipocyte glucose uptake (P < 0.05) and GLUT4 membrane translocation (P < 0.01). Significant increases (P < 0.05) in nuclear PPARγ activity, as well as in adiponectin and GLUT4 expressions (P < 0.01), were also shown. It is interesting that PPARγ inhibition counteracted the polyphenol-induced adiponectin and GLUT4 upregulations, suggesting a direct involvement of PPARγ in this process. CONCLUSIONS Our study provides evidence that C3G and PCA might exert insulin-like activities by PPARγ activation, evidencing a causal relationship between this transcription factor and adiponectin and GLUT4 upregulation. Dietary polyphenols could be included in the preventive/therapeutic armory against pathological conditions associated with IR. PMID:21788573

  9. Discovery of Ipragliflozin (ASP1941): a novel C-glucoside with benzothiophene structure as a potent and selective sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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    Imamura, Masakazu; Nakanishi, Keita; Suzuki, Takayuki; Ikegai, Kazuhiro; Shiraki, Ryota; Ogiyama, Takashi; Murakami, Takeshi; Kurosaki, Eiji; Noda, Atsushi; Kobayashi, Yoshinori; Yokota, Masayuki; Koide, Tomokazu; Kosakai, Kazuhiro; Ohkura, Yasufumi; Takeuchi, Makoto; Tomiyama, Hiroshi; Ohta, Mitsuaki

    2012-05-15

    A series of C-glucosides with various heteroaromatics has been synthesized and its inhibitory activity toward SGLTs was evaluated. Upon screening several compounds, the benzothiophene derivative (14a) was found to have potent inhibitory activity against SGLT2 and good selectivity versus SGLT1. Through further optimization of 14a, a novel benzothiophene derivative (14h; ipragliflozin, ASP1941) was discovered as a highly potent and selective SGLT2 inhibitor that reduced blood glucose levels in a dose-dependent manner in diabetic models KK-A(y) mice and STZ rats. PMID:22507206

  10. C-aryl glucosides substituted at the 4'-position as potent and selective renal sodium-dependent glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

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    Xu, Baihua; Feng, Yan; Cheng, Huawei; Song, Yanli; Lv, Binhua; Wu, Yuelin; Wang, Congna; Li, Shengbin; Xu, Min; Du, Jiyan; Peng, Kun; Dong, Jiajia; Zhang, Wenbin; Zhang, Ting; Zhu, Liangcheng; Ding, Haifeng; Sheng, Zelin; Welihinda, Ajith; Roberge, Jacques Y; Seed, Brian; Chen, Yuanwei

    2011-08-01

    A series of C-aryl glucosides with various substituents at the 4'-position of the distal aryl ring have been synthesized and evaluated for inhibition of hSGLT1 and hSGLT2. Introduction of alkyl or alkoxy substituents at the 4'-position was found to improve SGLT2 potency, whereas introduction of a hydrophilic group at this position was deleterious. Compounds with alkoxy-, cycloalkoxy- or cycloalkenyloxy-ethoxy scaffolds exhibited good inhibitory activity and high selectivity toward SGLT2. Selected compounds were investigated for in vivo efficacy. PMID:21737266

  11. Determination of free and glucosidically-bound volatiles in plants. Two case studies: L-menthol in peppermint (Mentha x piperita L.) and eugenol in clove (Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr. & L.M.Perry).

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    Sgorbini, Barbara; Cagliero, Cecilia; Pagani, Alberto; Sganzerla, Marla; Boggia, Lorenzo; Bicchi, Carlo; Rubiolo, Patrizia

    2015-09-01

    This study arises from both the today's trend towards exploiting plant resources exhaustively, and the wide quantitative discrepancy between the amounts of commercially-valuable markers in aromatic plants and those recovered from the related essential oil. The study addresses the determination of both the qualitative composition and the exhaustive distribution of free and glucosidically-bound L-menthol in peppermint aerial parts (Mentha x piperita L., Lamiaceae) and of eugenol in dried cloves (Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr. & L.M.Perry, Myrtaceae), two plants known to provide widely ranging essential oil yields. The two markers were investigated in essential oils and residual hydrodistillation waters, before and after enzymatic hydrolysis. Their amounts were related to those in the headspace taken as reference. The results showed that the difference between marker compound in headspace and in essential oil amounted to 22.8% for L-menthol in peppermint, and 16.5% for eugenol in cloves. The aglycones solubilised in the residual hydrodistillation waters were 7.2% of the headspace reference amount for L-menthol, and 13.3% for eugenol, respectively representing 9.3% and 15.9% of their amounts in the essential oil. The amount of L-menthol from its glucoside in residual hydrodistillation waters was 20.6% of that in the related essential oil, while eugenol from its glucoside accounted for 7.7% of the amount in clove essential oil. The yield of L-menthol, after submitting the plant material to enzymatic hydrolysis before hydrodistillation, increased by 23.1%, and for eugenol the increase was 8.1%, compared to the amount in the respective conventional essential oils. This study also aimed to evaluate the reliability of recently-introduced techniques that are little applied, if at all, in this field. The simultaneous use of high-concentration-capacity sample preparation techniques (SBSE, and HS-SPME and in-solution SPME) to run quali-quantitative analysis without sample manipulation, and direct LC-MS glucoside analysis, provided cross-validation of the results. PMID:26115036

  12. Calycosin-7-O-?-d-glucoside attenuates ischemia-reperfusion injury in vivo via activation of the PI3K/Akt pathway

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    REN, MIN; WANG, XUDONG; DU, GUOQING; TIAN, JIAWEI; LIU, YUJIE

    2016-01-01

    The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects and mechanisms of calycosin-7-O-?-d-glucoside (CG) on ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury in vivo. Hemodynamic parameters, including ejection fraction (EF), fractional shortening (FS), left ventricular end-systolic pressure (LVESP) and left ventricular end-diastolic pressure (LVEDP) were monitored using an ultrasound system, and infarct size was measured using Evans blue/tetrazolium chloride double staining. The activities of serum creatine kinase (CK), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and superoxide dismutase (SOD), and the levels of malondialdehyde (MDA) were determined to assess the degree of myocardial injury and oxidative stress-induced damage. The protein expression levels of cleaved-caspase-3, cleaved-caspase-9, phosphorylated (p)-phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) p85, PI3K p85, p-Akt and Akt were determined using western blotting. The results demonstrated that pretreatment with high dose (H)-CG markedly improved cardiac function, as evidenced by upregulated EF, FS and LVESP, and downregulated LVEDP. In addition, administration of CG resulted in significant decreases in infarct size in the I/R+low dose-CG and I/R+H-CG groups, compared with the I/R group. The activities of CK and LDH, and the levels of MDA in the I/R+H-CG group were reduced, compared with those in the I/R group, whereas SOD activity was elevated. Treatment with CG inhibited the cleavage and activity of caspase-3 and caspase-9, and enhanced the phosphorylation of PI3K p85 and Akt. Notably, administration of the PI3K inhibitor, LY294002, markedly lowered the levels of p-PI3K p85/p-Akt, and eradicated the inhibitory effects of H-CG on infarct size, myocardial injury and oxidative stress-induced damage. Taken together, the results suggested that CG may alleviate I/R injury by activating the PI3K/Akt signaling pathway. PMID:26648122

  13. Maintenance of glucose-sensitive insulin secretion of cryopreserved human islets with University of Wisconsin solution and ascorbic acid-2 glucoside.

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    Arata, Takashi; Okitsu, Teru; Fukazawa, Takuya; Ikeda, Hideaki; Kobayashi, Kazuya; Yong, Chen; Kosaka, Yoshikazu; Narushima, Michiki; Matsuoka, Junji; Yamamoto, Itaru; Tanaka, Noriaki; Lakey, Jonathan R T; Kobayashi, Naoya

    2004-06-01

    Normal human islet cells are an ideal source for pancreas-targeted cell therapies, but the availability of human donor pancreata for islet isolation is severely limited. To effectively utilize such scarce donor organs for cell therapies, it is crucial to develop an excellent isolation, effective cryopreservation, and efficient gene transfer techniques for the transportation of isolated cells. In the present study, we investigate the effect of University of Wisconsin (UW) solution and ascorbic acid-2 glucoside (AA2G) on the cryopreservation of human islets. We also evaluate the gene transfer efficiency of a lentiviral vector expressing the E. coli LacZ gene, Lt-NLS/LacZ, in human islets. Human islets were isolated with a standard digestion method at the University of Alberta. Isolated islets were transported to Japan for 40 h and then subjected to cryopreservation experiments. The following preservation solutions were tested: UW solution with 100 micro g/mL of AA2G, UW solution, 100% fetal bovine serum (FBS), and CMRL supplemented with 10% FBS. Following three months of cryopreservation, the islets were thawed and analyzed for viability, glucose-sensitive insulin secretion, proinsulin gene expression profile, and in vivo engraftment. The islets were also subjected to monolayer formation with 804G-cell-line-derived extracellular matrix (ECM), followed by Lt-NLS/LacZ transduction. The viability, morphology, glucose-sensitive insulin secretion, proinsulin gene expression, and monolayer formation efficiency of the thawed cryopreserved islets are significantly better maintained by the use of UW solution. When AA2G (100 microg/mL) is combined with UW, such parameters are further improved. The adequate engraftment of UW + AA2G-cryopreserved human islets is achieved in the liver of nude mice. Efficient Lt-NLS/LacZ transduction is identified in monolayered islets cryopreserved with UW solution with AA2G. The present work demonstrates that the combination of UW solution with AA2G (100 microg/mL) would be a useful cryopreservation means for human islets. Human islets monolayer-cultured with 804G-derived ECM are efficiently transduced with a lentiviral vector Lt-NLS/LacZ. PMID:15153144

  14. Annexin V assay-proven anti-apoptotic effect of ascorbic acid 2-glucoside after cold ischemia/reperfusion injury in rat liver transplantation.

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    Liu, Jie; Yagi, Takahito; Sadamori, Hiroshi; Matsukawa, Hiroyoshi; Sun, Dong-Sheng; Mitsuoka, Naoshi; Yamamura, Masao; Matsuoka, Junji; Jin, Zaishun; Yamamoto, Itaru; Tanaka, Noriaki

    2003-10-01

    Controversy exists over whether the predominant cell death of hepatocytes is due to apoptosis or necrosis after ischemia/reperfusion injury. In this study we investigated the predominant cell death of hepatocytes after cold ischemia/reperfusion injury using the Annexin V-based assay, and evaluated the anti-apoptotic effect of ascorbic acid 2-glucoside (AA-2G) added to the University of Wisconsin solution (UW solution) in rat liver transplantation. The retrieved liver was preserved in 4 UW solution for 24 h, and then transplanted orthotopically to the syngeneic Wistar recipient. The animals were divided into 2 groups, a control group (n=10), in which liver grafts were preserved in UW solution (4), and an AA-2G group (n=10), in which liver grafts were preserved in UW solution (4) with AA-2G (100 ug/ml). The serum AST level 4 h after reperfusion in the control group was significantly suppressed in the AA-2G group, and the bile production of the liver graft in the AA-2G group was well recovered. The mean survival time in the AA-2G group was significantly improved compared with that in the control group. Annexin-V and Propidium iodide staining 4 h after reperfusion showed a significantly higher percentage of viable hepatocytes in the AA-2G group compared with the control group (93.4 +/- 2.0 vs. 80.3 +- 2.1%, P<0.05). In the control group, the main cell death of hepatocytes was apoptosis (early apoptosis: 10.0 +- 4.7%, late apoptosis: 6.4 +/- 1.7%). The addition of AA-2G to the UW solution significantly inhibited both early and late apoptotic cell death 4 h after reperfusion (early apoptosis: 0.98 +/- 0.88%, late apoptosis: 2.2 +/- 1.1%). The expression of caspase 9 in the immunostaining of the liver graft was suppressed in the AA-2G group compared with in the control group. Our study using the Annexin V-based assay provided evidence that the predominant cell death of hepatocytes was apoptosis after 24 h cold ischemia/reperfusion injury in rat liver transplantation. The addition of AA-2G to the UW solution attenuated 24 h cold ischemia/reperfusion injury by inhibiting the apoptosis of hepatocytes. PMID:14679398

  15. Supplementation with cyanidin-3-O-β-glucoside protects against hypercholesterolemia-mediated endothelial dysfunction and attenuates atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E-deficient mice.

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    Wang, Yun; Zhang, Yuhua; Wang, Xiaoming; Liu, Yan; Xia, Min

    2012-06-01

    In this study, we investigated the protective effects of the anthocyanin cyanidin-3-O-β-glucoside (C3G) on hypercholesterolemia-induced endothelial dysfunction in apoE-deficient (apoE(-/-)) mice. In the prevention study, twenty 8-wk-old male apoE(-/-) mice (n = 10/group) were fed a high-fat, cholesterol-rich diet (HCD) or the HCD supplemented with C3G (2 g/kg diet) for 8 wk. The endothelium-dependent relaxation response to acetylcholine in the aortas of the C3G-fed mice was greater compared with those fed the HCD (P < 0.05). The atherosclerotic plaque area in the aortic sinus of mice fed the C3G diet was lowered by 54% compared with those fed the HCD (P < 0.01). Mice fed C3G had greater expression of the ATP-binding cassette transporter G1 (ABCG1) and lower cholesterol, mainly 7-ketocholesterol (7-KC), concentrations than those fed the HCD. Superoxide production and lipid hydroperoxides in aorta were lower in mice fed C3G compared with those fed the HCD. The phosphorylation levels at Ser1177 of endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) and the production of cyclic GMP (cGMP) in aorta were greater in C3G-fed mice than in HCD-fed mice. In the therapy study, apoE(-/-) mice were fed the HCD for 8 wk and then continued to receive the HCD or were switched to the HCD supplemented with C3G (2 g/kg diet) for another 8 wk. The established endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis were reversed, accompanied by greater ABCG1 expression in aorta, lower cholesterol and 7-KC concentrations, and greater generation of cGMP in mice fed C3G compared with those fed the HCD. Taken together, our results show that the anthocyanin C3G prevents or reverses hypercholesterolemia-induced endothelial dysfunction by inhibiting cholesterol and 7-oxysterol accumulation in the aorta and the subsequent decrease in superoxide production, thereby preserving eNOS activity and NO bioavailability. PMID:22535762

  16. Cyanidin-3-glucoside inhibits UVB-induced oxidative damage and inflammation by regulating MAP kinase and NF-κB signaling pathways in SKH-1 hairless mice skin

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    Pratheeshkumar, Poyil; Son, Young-Ok; Wang, Xin; Divya, Sasidharan Padmaja; Joseph, Binoy; Hitron, John Andrew; Wang, Lei; Kim, Donghern; Yin, Yuanqin; Roy, Ram Vinod; Lu, Jian; Zhang, Zhuo; Wang, Yitao; and others

    2014-10-01

    Skin cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States. Exposure to ultraviolet-B (UVB) radiation induces inflammation and photocarcinogenesis in mammalian skin. Cyanidin-3-glucoside (C3G), a member of the anthocyanin family, is present in various vegetables and fruits especially in edible berries, and displays potent antioxidant and anticarcinogenic properties. In this study, we have assessed the in vivo effects of C3G on UVB irradiation induced chronic inflammatory responses in SKH-1 hairless mice, a well-established model for UVB-induced skin carcinogenesis. Here, we show that C3G inhibited UVB-induced skin damage and inflammation in SKH-1 hairless mice. Our results indicate that C3G inhibited glutathione depletion, lipid peroxidation and myeloperoxidation in mouse skin by chronic UVB exposure. C3G significantly decreased the production of UVB-induced pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as IL-6 and TNF-α, associated with cutaneous inflammation. Likewise, UVB-induced inflammatory responses were diminished by C3G as observed by a remarkable reduction in the levels of phosphorylated MAP kinases, Erk1/2, p38, JNK1/2 and MKK4. Furthermore, C3G also decreased UVB-induced cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), PGE{sub 2} and iNOS levels, which are well-known key mediators of inflammation and cancer. Treatment with C3G inhibited UVB-induced nuclear translocation of NF-κB and degradation of IκBα in mice skin. Immunofluorescence assay revealed that topical application of C3G inhibited the expression of 8-hydroxy-2′-deoxyguanosine, proliferating cell nuclear antigen, and cyclin D1 in chronic UVB exposed mouse skin. Collectively, these data indicates that C3G can provide substantial protection against the adverse effects of UVB radiation by modulating UVB-induced MAP kinase and NF-κB signaling pathways. - Highlights: • C3G inhibited UVB-induced oxidative damage and inflammation. • C3G inhibited UVB-induced COX-2, iNOS and PGE{sub 2} production. • C3G inhibited UVB-induced elevated proinflammatory cytokine level. • C3G inhibited UVB-induced p38 MAP kinase signaling. • C3G inhibited UVB-induced NF-κB activation.

  17. Calycosin?7?O???D?glucoside attenuates ischemia?reperfusion injury invivo via activation of the PI3K/Akt pathway.

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    Ren, Min; Wang, Xudong; Du, Guoqing; Tian, Jiawei; Liu, Yujie

    2016-01-01

    The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects and mechanisms of calycosin?7?O???D?glucoside (CG) on ischemia?reperfusion (I/R) injury invivo. Hemodynamic parameters, including ejection fraction (EF), fractional shortening (FS), left ventricular end?systolic pressure (LVESP) and left ventricular end?diastolic pressure (LVEDP) were monitored using an ultrasound system, and infarct size was measured using Evans blue/tetrazolium chloride double staining. The activities of serum creatine kinase (CK), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and superoxide dismutase (SOD), and the levels of malondialdehyde (MDA) were determined to assess the degree of myocardial injury and oxidative stress?induced damage. The protein expression levels of cleaved?caspase?3, cleaved?caspase?9, phosphorylated (p)?phosphatidylinositol 3?kinase (PI3K) p85, PI3K p85, p?Akt and Akt were determined using western blotting. The results demonstrated that pretreatment with high dose (H)?CG markedly improved cardiac function, as evidenced by upregulated EF, FS and LVESP, and downregulated LVEDP. In addition, administration of CG resulted in significant decreases in infarct size in the I/R+low dose?CG and I/R+H?CG groups, compared with the I/R group. The activities of CK and LDH, and the levels of MDA in the I/R+H?CG group were reduced, compared with those in the I/R group, whereas SOD activity was elevated. Treatment with CG inhibited the cleavage and activity of caspase?3 and caspase?9, and enhanced the phosphorylation of PI3Kp85 and Akt. Notably, administration of the PI3K inhibitor, LY294002, markedly lowered the levels of p?PI3Kp85/p?Akt, and eradicated the inhibitory effects of H?CG on infarct size, myocardial injury and oxidative stress?induced damage. Taken together, the results suggested that CG may alleviate I/R injury by activating the PI3K/Akt signaling pathway. PMID:26648122

  18. Plasma pharmacokinetics and urinary excretion of isoflavones after ingestion of soy products with different aglycone/glucoside ratios in South Korean women.

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    Chang, Youngeun; Choue, Ryowon

    2013-10-01

    Asian populations are thought to receive significant health benefits from traditional diets rich in soybeans due to high isoflavone contents. However, available epidemiologic data only weakly support this hypothesis. The present study was carried out to assess the pharmacokinetics of isoflavones in South Korean women after ingestion of soy-based foods. Twenty-six healthy female volunteers (20-30 y old) consumed three different soy products (i.e., isogen, soymilk, and fermented soybeans) with different aglycone/glucoside ratios. Plasma and urine isoflavone concentrations were measured by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) after ingestion of one of the soy products. Pharmacokinetic parameters were determined using the WinNonlin program. The area under the curve (AUC) for plasma daidzein levels of the soymilk group (2,101 352 ng h/mL) was significantly smaller than those of the isogen (2,628 573 ng h/mL) and fermented soybean (2,593 465 ng h/mL) groups. The maximum plasma concentration (Cmax ) of daidzein for the soymilk group (231 44 ng/mL) was significantly higher than those of the isogen (160 32 ng/mL) and fermented soybean (195 35 ng/mL) groups. The half-lives of daidzein and genistein in the soymilk group (5.9 and 5.6 h, respectively) were significantly shorter than those in the individuals given isogen (9.6 and 8.5 h, respectively) or fermented soybean (9.5 and 8.2 h, respectively). The urinary recovery rates of daidzein and genistein were 42% and 17% for the isogen group, 46% and 23% for the fermented soybean group, and 33% and 22% for the soymilk group. In conclusion, our data indicated that soy products containing high levels of isoflavone aglycone are more effective for maintaining plasma isoflavone concentrations. Additional dose-response, durational, and interventional studies are required to evaluate the ability of soy-based foods to increase the bioavailability of isoflavones that positively affect human health. PMID:24133619

  19. Determination of cyanidin-3-glucoside (red kernel food colour) in beverages by high performance liquid chromatography and a study of its degradation by quadruple time-of-flight mass spectrometry.

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    Song, Jia; Li, Xiaolin; Zeng, Lu; Liu, Hailing; Xie, Mengxia

    2011-12-01

    A method for the determination of cyanidin-3-glucoside (red kernel colour, RKC) in various matrices, including carbonated soft drinks, fruit-based soft drinks, sugar confectionery and milk-based drinks, by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) based on UV-Vis detection (at 520 nm) have been developed. Pre-treatment procedures for various matrices have been optimised. For soft drinks, the pH values were adjusted to 2.0, and sugar confectionery and milk-based drinks were extracted with 30 and 50% methanol in 0.1% formic acid (pH ~ 2.5) aqueous solutions, respectively. The limits of detection for the established methods ranged from 0.2 mg/kg for soft drinks to 2.0 mg/kg for the sugar confectionery and milk-based drinks with the relative standard deviations lower than 7%, which satisfy the method performance requirements for quality control for the beverages. The stability of the colourant RKC under various thermal and pH conditions was investigated by quadruple time-of-flight mass spectrometry (Q-TOF-MS). The main colourant component of RKC, cyanidin-3-glucoside (Cyd-3-Glu), lost the glucose entity under thermal treatment. A new component was identified when RKC degraded under various pH conditions and a degradation pathway is proposed. The results will assist in understanding the degradation mechanism of the colourant Cyd-3-Glu. PMID:22014114

  20. Aglycone specificity of Thermotoga neapolitana β-glucosidase 1A modified by mutagenesis, leading to increased catalytic efficiency in quercetin-3-glucoside hydrolysis

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    2011-01-01

    Background The thermostable β-glucosidase (TnBgl1A) from Thermotoga neapolitana is a promising biocatalyst for hydrolysis of glucosylated flavonoids and can be coupled to extraction methods using pressurized hot water. Hydrolysis has however been shown to be dependent on the position of the glucosylation on the flavonoid, and e.g. quercetin-3-glucoside (Q3) was hydrolysed slowly. A set of mutants of TnBgl1A were thus created to analyse the influence on the kinetic parameters using the model substrate para-nitrophenyl-β-D-glucopyranoside (pNPGlc), and screened for hydrolysis of Q3. Results Structural analysis pinpointed an area in the active site pocket with non-conserved residues between specificity groups in glycoside hydrolase family 1 (GH1). Three residues in this area located on β-strand 5 (F219, N221, and G222) close to sugar binding sub-site +2 were selected for mutagenesis and amplified in a protocol that introduced a few spontaneous mutations. Eight mutants (four triple: F219L/P165L/M278I, N221S/P165L/M278I, G222Q/P165L/M278I, G222Q/V203M/K214R, two double: F219L/K214R, N221S/P342L and two single: G222M and N221S) were produced in E. coli, and purified to apparent homogeneity. Thermostability, measured as Tm by differential scanning calorimetry (101.9°C for wt), was kept in the mutated variants and significant decrease (ΔT of 5 - 10°C) was only observed for the triple mutants. The exchanged residue(s) in the respective mutant resulted in variations in KM and turnover. The KM-value was only changed in variants mutated at position 221 (N221S) and was in all cases monitored as a 2-3 × increase for pNPGlc, while the KM decreased a corresponding extent for Q3. Turnover was only significantly changed using pNPGlc, and was decreased 2-3 × in variants mutated at position 222, while the single, double and triple mutated variants carrying a mutation at position 221 (N221S) increased turnover up to 3.5 × compared to the wild type. Modelling showed that the mutation at position 221, may alter the position of N291 resulting in increased hydrogen bonding of Q3 (at a position corresponding to the +1 subsite) which may explain the decrease in KM for this substrate. Conclusion These results show that residues at the +2 subsite are interesting targets for mutagenesis and mutations at these positions can directly or indirectly affect both KM and turnover. An affinity change, leading to a decreased KM, can be explained by an altered position of N291, while the changes in turnover are more difficult to explain and may be the result of smaller conformational changes in the active site. PMID:21345211

  1. Nucleotide sequences of the arb genes, which control beta-glucoside utilization in Erwinia chrysanthemi: comparison with the Escherichia coli bgl operon and evidence for a new beta-glycohydrolase family including enzymes from eubacteria, archeabacteria, and humans.

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    el Hassouni, M; Henrissat, B; Chippaux, M; Barras, F

    1992-01-01

    The phytopathogenic bacterium Erwinia chrysanthemi, unlike other members of the family Enterobacteriaceae, is able to metabolize the beta-glucosides, arbutin, and salicin. A previous genetic analysis of the E. chrysanthemi arb genes, which mediate beta-glucoside metabolism, suggested that they were homologous to the Escherichia coli K-12 bgl genes. We have now determined the nucleotide sequence of a 5,065-bp DNA fragment containing three genes, arbG, arbF, and arbB. Deletion analysis, expression in minicell systems, and comparison with sequences of other proteins suggest that arbF and arbB encode a beta-glucoside-specific phosphotransferase system-dependent permease and a phospho-beta-glucosidase, respectively. The ArbF amino acid sequence shares 55% identity with that of the E. coli BglF permease and contains most residues thought to be important for a phosphotransferase. One change, however, was noted, since BglF Arg-625, presumably involved in phosphoryl transfer, was replaced by a Cys residue in ArbF. An analysis of the ArbB sequence led to the definition of a protein family which contained enzymes classified as phospho-beta-glucosidases, phospho-beta-galactosidases, beta-glucosidases, and beta-galactosidases and originating from gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, archebacteria, and mammals, including humans. An analysis of this family allowed us (i) to speculate on the ways that these enzymes evolved, (ii) to identify a glutamate residue likely to be a key amino acid in the catalytic activity of each protein, and (iii) to predict that domain II of the human lactate-phlorizin hydrolase, which is involved in lactose intolerance, is catalytically nonactive. A comparison between the untranslated regions of the E. chrysanthemi arb cluster and the E. coli bgl operon revealed the conservation of two regions which, in the latter, are known to terminate transcription under noninducing conditions and be the target of the BglG transcriptional antiterminator under inducing conditions. ArbG was found to share a high level of similarity with the BglG antiterminator as well as with Bacillus subtilis SacT and SacY antiterminators, suggesting that ArbG functions as an antiterminator in regulating the expression of the E. chrysanthemi arb genes. Images PMID:1732212

  2. Biosynthesis of the Cyanogenic Glucosides Linamarin and Lotaustralin in Cassava: Isolation, Biochemical Characterization, and Expression Pattern of CYP71E7, the Oxime-Metabolizing Cytochrome P450 Enzyme1[OA

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    Jrgensen, Kirsten; Morant, Anne Vinther; Morant, Marc; Jensen, Niels Bjerg; Olsen, Carl Erik; Kannangara, Rubini; Motawia, Mohammed Saddik; Mller, Birger Lindberg; Bak, Sren

    2011-01-01

    Cassava (Manihot esculenta) is a eudicotyledonous plant that produces the valine- and isoleucine-derived cyanogenic glucosides linamarin and lotaustralin with the corresponding oximes and cyanohydrins as key intermediates. CYP79 enzymes catalyzing amino acid-to-oxime conversion in cyanogenic glucoside biosynthesis are known from several plants including cassava. The enzyme system converting oxime into cyanohydrin has previously only been identified in the monocotyledonous plant great millet (Sorghum bicolor). Using this great millet CYP71E1 sequence as a query in a Basic Local Alignment Search Tool-p search, a putative functional homolog that exhibited an approximately 50% amino acid sequence identity was found in cassava. The corresponding full-length cDNA clone was obtained from a plasmid library prepared from cassava shoot tips and was assigned CYP71E7. Heterologous expression of CYP71E7 in yeast afforded microsomes converting 2-methylpropanal oxime (valine-derived oxime) and 2-methylbutanal oxime (isoleucine-derived oxime) to the corresponding cyanohydrins, which dissociate into acetone and 2-butanone, respectively, and hydrogen cyanide. The volatile ketones were detected as 2.4-dinitrophenylhydrazone derivatives by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. A KS of approximately 0.9 ?m was determined for 2-methylbutanal oxime based on substrate-binding spectra. CYP71E7 exhibits low specificity for the side chain of the substrate and catalyzes the conversion of aliphatic and aromatic oximes with turnovers of approximately 21, 17, 8, and 1 min?1 for the oximes derived from valine, isoleucine, tyrosine, and phenylalanine, respectively. A second paralog of CYP71E7 was identified by database searches and showed approximately 90% amino acid sequence identity. In tube in situ polymerase chain reaction showed that in nearly unfolded leaves, the CYP71E7 paralogs are preferentially expressed in specific cells in the endodermis and in most cells in the first cortex cell layer. In fully unfolded leaves, the expression is pronounced in the cortex cell layer just beside the epidermis and in specific cells in the vascular tissue cortex cells. Thus, the transcripts of the CYP71E7 paralogs colocalize with CYP79D1 and CYP79D2. We conclude that CYP71E7 is the oxime-metabolizing enzyme in cyanogenic glucoside biosynthesis in cassava. PMID:21045121

  3. Ionic liquids-lithium salts pretreatment followed by ultrasound-assisted extraction of vitexin-4″-O-glucoside, vitexin-2″-O-rhamnoside and vitexin from Phyllostachys edulis leaves.

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    Hou, Kexin; Chen, Fengli; Zu, Yuangang; Yang, Lei

    2016-01-29

    An efficient method for the extraction of vitexin, vitexin-4″-O-glucoside, and vitexin-2″-O-rhamnoside from Phyllostachys edulis leaves comprises heat treatment using an ionic liquid-lithium salt mixture (using 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bromide as the solvent and lithium chloride as the additive), followed by ultrasound-assisted extraction. To obtain higher extraction yields, the effects of the relevant experimental parameters (including heat treatment temperature and time, relative amounts of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bromide and lithium chloride, power and time of the ultrasound irradiation, and the liquid-solid ratio) are evaluated and response surface methodology is used to optimize the significant factors. The morphologies of the treated and untreated P. edulis leaves are studied by scanning electron microscopy. The improved extraction method proposed provides high extraction yield, good repeatability and precision, and has wide potential applications in the analysis of plant samples. PMID:26763300

  4. Identification and Quantification of Oxidoselina-1,3,7(11)-Trien-8-One and Cyanidin-3-Glucoside as One of the Major Volatile and Non-Volatile Low-Molecular-Weight Constituents in Pitanga Pulp

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    Ehrnhfer-Ressler, Miriam Margit; Walker, Jessica; Montenegro Brasil, Isabella; Somoza, Veronika

    2015-01-01

    The pulp of pitanga (Eugenia uniflora L.) is used to prepare pitanga juice. However, there are no reports on the identification and quantification of the main constituents in pitanga pulp. The aim of this study was to identify and quantify the major volatile and non-volatile low-molecular-weight constituents of the pulp. Isolation of volatile compounds was performed by solvent-assisted flavor evaporation technique. Characterization of the main volatile and non-volatile constituents was performed by GC-MS, LC-MS and NMR spectroscopy. For quantitative measurements, the main volatile compound needed to be isolated from pitanga pulp to obtain a commercially not available reference standard. Cyanidin-3-glucoside was determined as one of the most abundant non-volatile pulp compound yielding 53.8% of the sum of the intensities of all ions detected by LC-MS. Quantification of cyanidin-3-glucoside in pitanga pulp resulted in a concentration of 344 66.4 ?g/mL corresponding to 688 133 ?g/g dried pulp and 530 102 ?g/g fruit. For the volatile fraction, oxidoselina-1,3,7(11)-trien-8-one was identified as the main volatile pulp constituent (27.7% of the sum of the intensities of all ions detected by GC-MS), reaching a concentration of 89.0 16.9 ?g/mL corresponding to 1.34 0.25 ?g/g fresh pulp and 1.03 0.19 ?g/g fruit. The results provide quantitative evidence for the occurrence of an anthocyanin and an oxygenated sesquiterpene as one of the major volatile and non-volatile low-molecular-weight compounds in pitanga pulp. PMID:26394146

  5. Purification from Fusobacterium mortiferum ATCC 25557 of a 6-phosphoryl-O-alpha-D-glucopyranosyl:6-phosphoglucohydrolase that hydrolyzes maltose 6-phosphate and related phospho-alpha-D-glucosides.

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    Thompson, J; Gentry-Weeks, C R; Nguyen, N Y; Folk, J E; Robrish, S A

    1995-01-01

    6-Phosphoryl-O-alpha-D-glucopyranosyl:6-phosphoglucohydrolase (6-phospho-alpha-glucosidase) has been purified from Fusobacterium mortiferum ATCC 25557. p-Nitrophenyl-alpha-D-glucopyranoside 6-phosphate (pNP alpha Glc6P) served as the chromogenic substrate for detection and assay of enzyme activity. The O2-sensitive, metal-dependent phospho-alpha-glucosidase was stabilized during purification by inclusion of dithiothreitol and Mn2+ ion in chromatography buffers. Various 6-phosphoryl-O-alpha-linked glucosides, including maltose 6-phosphate, pNP alpha Glc6P, trehalose 6-phosphate, and sucrose 6-phosphate, were hydrolyzed by the enzyme to yield D-glucose 6-phosphate and aglycone moieties in a 1:1 molar ratio. 6-Phospho-alpha-glucosidase (M(r) of approximately 49,000; pI of approximately 4.9) is activated by Fe2+, Mn2+, Co2+, and Ni2+, and the maximum rate of pNP alpha Glc6P hydrolysis occurs at 40 degrees C within the pH range 7.0 to 7.5. The sequence of the first 32 amino acids of 6-phospho-alpha-glucosidase exhibits 67% identity (90% similarity) to that deduced for the N terminus of a putative phospho-beta-glucosidase (designated ORF f212) encoded by glvG in Escherichia coli. Western blots involving highly specific polyclonal antibody against 6-phospho-alpha-glucosidase and spectrophotometric analyses with pNP alpha Glc6P revealed only low levels of the enzyme in glucose-, mannose-, or fructose-grown cells of F. mortiferum. Synthesis of 6-phospho-alpha-glucosidase increased dramatically during growth of the organism on alpha-glucosides, such as maltose, alpha-methylglucoside, trehalose, turanose, and palatinose. PMID:7730284

  6. Chemical defense, mycorrhizal colonization and growth responses in Plantago lanceolata L.

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    De Deyn, Gerlinde Barbra; Biere, A; van der Putten, W H; Wagenaar, R; Klironomos, J N

    2009-06-01

    Allelochemicals defend plants against herbivore and pathogen attack aboveground and belowground. Whether such plant defenses incur ecological costs by reducing benefits from plant mutualistic symbionts is largely unknown. We explored a potential trade-off between inherent plant chemical defense and belowground mutualism with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in Plantago lanceolata L., using plant genotypes from lines selected for low and high constitutive levels of the iridoid glycosides (IG) aucubin and catalpol. As selection was based on IG concentrations in leaves, we first examined whether IG concentrations covaried in roots. Root and leaf IG concentrations were strongly positively correlated among genotypes, indicating genetic interdependence of leaf and root defense. We then found that root AMF arbuscule colonization was negatively correlated with root aucubin concentration. This negative correlation was observed both in plants grown with monocultures of Glomus intraradices and in plants colonized from whole-field soil inoculum. Overall, AMF did not affect total biomass of plants; an enhancement of initial shoot biomass was offset by a lower root biomass and reduced regrowth after defoliation. Although the precise effects of AMF on plant biomass varied among genotypes, plants with high IG levels and low AMF arbuscule colonization in roots did not produce less biomass than plants with low IG and high AMF arbuscule colonization. Therefore, although an apparent trade-off was observed between high root chemical defense and AMF arbuscule colonization, this did not negatively affect the growth responses of the plants to AMF. Interestingly, AMF induced an increase in root aucubin concentration in the high root IG genotype of P. lanceolata. We conclude that AMF does not necessarily stimulate plant growth, that direct plant defense by secondary metabolites does not necessarily reduce potential benefits from AMF, and that AMF can enhance concentrations of root chemical defenses, but that these responses are plant genotype-dependent. PMID:19271240

  7. Gynecological efficacy and chemical investigation of Vitex agnus-castus L. fruits growing in Egypt.

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    Ibrahim, N A; Shalaby, A S; Farag, R S; Elbaroty, G S; Nofal, S M; Hassan, E M

    2008-04-15

    Flavonoid glycosides, orientin and apigenin 3, 8-di-C-glycosides in addition to, iridoid compound, aucubin were isolated from the ethanolic extract of Vitex agnus-castus fruits. Their structures were identified on the basis of the spectroscopic data. The estrogenic activity of the ethanolic extract in two dose levels 0.6 and 1.2 g kg(-1) per body weight (b.w.) was studied by the vaginal smear, and uterine weight methods for normal and ovariectomized female rats. The extract induced significant increase in the uterine weight of ovariectomized rats at two dose levels comparable to that of control group. The percentages of the total average number of scores were increased significantly too. Significant increases in plasma progesterone and total estrogens levels were shown at the two dose levels when compared to that of control group. On the other side, the extract induced significant reduction in luteinizing and plasma prolactin hormones. PMID:18415863

  8. Esculetin and esculin (esculetin 6-O-glucoside) occur as inclusions and are differentially distributed in the vacuole of palisade cells in Fraxinus ornus leaves: a fluorescence microscopy analysis.

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    Tattini, Massimiliano; Di Ferdinando, Martina; Brunetti, Cecilia; Goti, Andrea; Pollastri, Susanna; Bellasio, Chandra; Giordano, Cristiana; Fini, Alessio; Agati, Giovanni

    2014-11-01

    The location of individual coumarins in leaves of Fraxinus ornus acclimated at full solar irradiance was estimated using their specific UV- and fluorescence spectral features. Using a combination of UV-induced fluorescence and blue light-induced fluorescence of tissues stained with diphenylborinic acid 2-amino-ethylester, in wide field or confocal laser scanning microscopy, we were able to visualize the distribution of esculetin and esculetin 6-O-glucoside (esculin) in palisade cells. Coumarins are not uniformly distributed in the cell vacuole, but accumulate mostly in the adaxial portion of palisade cells. Our study indeed shows, for the first time, that coumarins in palisade cells accumulate as vacuolar inclusions, as previously reported in the pertinent literature only for anthocyanins. Furthermore, esculetin and esculin have a different vacuolar distribution: esculetin largely predominates in the first 15 ?m from the adaxial epidermis. This leads to hypothesize for esculetin and esculin different transport mechanisms from the endoplasmic reticulum to the vacuole as well as potentially different roles in photoprotection. Our study open to new experiments aimed at exploring the mechanisms that deliver coumarins to the vacuole using different fluorescence signatures of coumarin aglycones and coumarin glycosides. PMID:25063983

  9. Chemical constituents from the fruits of Gardenia jasminoides Ellis.

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    Yu, Yang; Feng, Xiao-Lin; Gao, Hao; Xie, Zuo-Lei; Dai, Yi; Huang, Xiao-Jun; Kurihara, Hiroshi; Ye, Wen-Cai; Zhong, Yi; Yao, Xin-Sheng

    2012-04-01

    A new lignan glucoside, (+)-(7S,8R,8'R)-lyoniresinol 9-O-?-D-(6?-O-trans-sinapoyl)glucopyranoside (1), and a new iridoid glucoside, 10-O-trans-sinapoylgeniposide (2), together with eight known compounds, were isolated from the fruits of Gardenia jasminoides Ellis. The structures of the isolates were elucidated by extensive spectroscopic studies, including UV, IR, 1D and 2D NMR, ESI-MS, HR-ESI-MS, and CD experiments. The short-term-memory-enhancement activities of some compounds were evaluated on an A? transgenic drosophila model. PMID:22245087

  10. Cyanidin 3-glucoside protects 3T3-L1 adipocytes against H2O2- or TNF-alpha-induced insulin resistance by inhibiting c-Jun NH2-terminal kinase activation.

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    Guo, Honghui; Ling, Wenhua; Wang, Qing; Liu, Chi; Hu, Yan; Xia, Min

    2008-03-15

    Anthocyanins are naturally occurring plant pigments and exhibit an array of pharmacological properties. Our previous study showed that black rice pigment extract rich in anthocyanin prevents and ameliorates high-fructose-induced insulin resistance in rats. In present study, cyanidin 3-glucoside (Cy-3-G), a typical anthocyanin most abundant in black rice was used to examine its protective effect on insulin sensitivity in 3T3-L1 adipocytes exposed to H(2)O(2) (generated by adding glucose oxidase to the medium) or tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha). Twelve-hour exposure of 3T3-L1 adipocytes to H(2)O(2) or TNF-alpha resulted in the increase of c-Jun NH(2)-terminal kinase (JNK) activation and insulin receptor substrate 1 (IRS1) serine 307 phosphorylation, concomitantly with the decrease in insulin-stimulated IRS1 tyrosine phosphorylation and cellular glucose uptake. Blocking JNK expression using RNA interference efficiently prevented the H(2)O(2)- or TNF-alpha-induced defects in insulin action. Pretreatment of cells with Cy-3-G reduced the intracellular production of reactive oxygen species, the activation of JNK, and attenuated H(2)O(2)- or TNF-alpha-induced insulin resistance in a dose-dependent manner. In parallel, N-acetyl-cysteine, an antioxidant compound, did not exhibit an attenuation of TNF-alpha-induced insulin resistance. Taken together, these results indicated that Cy-3-G exerts a protective role against H(2)O(2)- or TNF-alpha-induced insulin resistance in 3T3-L1 adipocytes by inhibiting the JNK signal pathway. PMID:18179781

  11. Mechanisms of membrane protein insertion into liposomes during reconstitution procedures involving the use of detergents. 1. Solubilization of large unilamellar liposomes (Prepared by reverse-phase evaporation) by Triton X-100 octyl glucoside, and sodium cholate

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    Paternostre, M.T.; Roux, M.; Rigaud, J.L.

    1988-04-19

    The mechanisms governing the solubilization by Triton X-100, octyl glucoside, and sodium cholate of large unilamellar liposomes prepared by reverse-phase evaporation were investigated. The solubilization process is described by the three-stage model previously proposed for the detergents. In stage I, detergent monomers are incorporated into the phospholipid bilayers until they saturate the liposomes. At this point, i.e., stage II, mixed phospholipid-detergent micelles begin to form. By stage III, the lamellar to micellar transition is complete and all the phospholipids are present as mixed micelles. The turbidity of liposome preparations was systematically measured as a function of the amount of detergent added for a wide range of phospholipid concentrations. The results allowed a quantitative determination of the effective detergent to lipid molar ratios in the saturated liposomes. The monomer concentrations of the three detergents in the aqueous phase were also determined at the lamellar to micellar transitions. These transitions were also investigated by /sup 31/P NMR spectroscopy, and complete agreement was found with turbidity measurements. Freeze-fracture electron microscopy and permeability studies in the sublytic range of detergent concentrations indicated that during stage I of solubilization detergent partitioning between the aqueous phase and the lipid bilayer greatly affects the basic permeability of the liposomes without significantly changing the morphology of the preparations. A rough approximation of the partition coefficients was derived from the turbidity and permeability data. It is concluded that when performed systematically, turbidity measurements constitute a very convenient and powerful technique for the quantitative study of the liposome solubilization process by detergents.

  12. Hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry for the quantification of uridine diphosphate-glucose, uridine diphosphate-glucuronic acid, deoxynivalenol and its glucoside: In-house validation and application to wheat.

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    Warth, Benedikt; Siegwart, Gerald; Lemmens, Marc; Krska, Rudolf; Adam, Gerhard; Schuhmacher, Rainer

    2015-12-01

    Nucleotide sugars, the activated forms of monosaccharides, are important metabolites involved in a multitude of cellular processes including glycosylation of xenobiotics. Especially in plants, UDP-glucose is one of the most prominent members among these nucleotide-sugars, as it is involved in the formation of glucose conjugates of xenobiotics, including mycotoxins, but also holds a central role in the interconversion of energized sugars such as the formation of UDP-glucuronic acid required for cell wall biosynthesis. Here, we present the first HILIC-LC-ESI-TQ-MS/MS method for the quantification of UDP-glucose and UDP-glucuronic acid together with the Fusarium toxin deoxynivalenol (DON) and its major plant detoxification product DON-3-O-glucoside (DON-3-Glc) utilizing a polymer-based column. For sample preparation a time-effective and straightforward 'dilute and shoot' protocol was applied. The chromatographic run time was minimized to 9min including proper column re-equilibration. In-house validation of the method verified its linear range, intra- (1-7%) and interday (8-20%) precision, instrumental LODs between 0.6 and 10ngmL(-1), selectivity and moderate matrix effects with mean recoveries of 85-103%. To prove the methods applicability, we analyzed two sets of wheat extracts obtained from different cultivars grown under standardized greenhouse conditions. The results clearly demonstrated the suitability of the developed method to quantify UDP-glucose, DON and its masked form D3G in diluted wheat extracts. We observed differing concentration levels of UDP-glucose in the two wheat cultivars showing different resistance to the severe plant disease Fusarium head blight. We propose that the higher ability to detoxify DON into DON-3-Glc might be a consequence of the higher cellular UDP-glucose pool in the resistant cultivar. PMID:26554298

  13. Direct comparison between genomic constitution and flavonoid contents in Allium multiple alien addition lines reveals chromosomal locations of genes related to biosynthesis from dihydrokaempferol to quercetin glucosides in scaly leaf of shallot (Allium cepa L.).

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    Masuzaki, S; Shigyo, M; Yamauchi, N

    2006-02-01

    The extrachromosome 5A of shallot (Allium cepa L., genomes AA) has an important role in flavonoid biosynthesis in the scaly leaf of Allium fistulosum-shallot monosomic addition lines (FF+nA). This study deals with the production and biochemical characterisation of A. fistulosum-shallot multiple alien addition lines carrying at least 5A to determine the chromosomal locations of genes for quercetin formation. The multiple alien additions were selected from the crossing between allotriploid FFA (female symbol) and A. fistulosum (male symbol). The 113 plants obtained from this cross were analysed by a chromosome 5A-specific PGI isozyme marker of shallot. Thirty plants were preliminarily selected for an alien addition carrying 5A. The chromosome numbers of the 30 plants varied from 18 to 23. The other extrachromosomes in 19 plants were completely identified by using seven other chromosome markers of shallot. High-performance liquid chromatography analyses of the 19 multiple additions were conducted to identify the flavonoid compounds produced in the scaly leaves. Direct comparisons between the chromosomal constitution and the flavonoid contents of the multiple alien additions revealed that a flavonoid 3'-hydroxylase (F3'H) gene for the synthesis of quercetin from kaempferol was located on 7A and that an anonymous gene involved in the glucosidation of quercetin was on 3A or 4A. As a result of supplemental SCAR analyses by using genomic DNAs from two complete sets of A. fistulosum-shallot monosomic additions, we have assigned F3'H to 7A and flavonol synthase to 4A. PMID:16411131

  14. A New Lignan Glucoside from Lagochilus ilicifolius

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    Jing-Shi, Qian; Cheng-Gang, Zhang; Wei, Wang; Ting, Zhang; Hong, Xu; Gui-Xin, Chou

    2015-01-01

    Background: The whole herb of Lagochilus ilicifolius has been used as a folk medicine for treating hemostatic, inflammation and ulcer in China. There were only limited reports on its chemical constituents, and no reports on its pharmacology study. Objective: To isolate compounds from the whole herb of L. ilicifolius and evaluate their cytotoxic activity. Materials and Methods: The column chromatographic techniques were used for separating the constituents of the n-butanol-soluble fraction of the 95% ethanol extract from the whole plant of L. ilicifolius. The structures of one new lignan and two known lignans were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic analyses and comparison with literature data. The cytotoxic activities of these three lignans were evaluated using the MTT-assay against PC12 cell line derived from rat adrenal pheochromocytoma. Results: The new lignan was identified as erythro-1-[(4-O-?-D-glucopyranosyl-3-methoxyl)-phenyl]-2-[(5-methoxyl)-pinoresinol]-propane-1,3-diol (1), and two known lignans were identified as tortoside C (2) and sisymbrifolin (3). The new lignan exhibited significant cytotoxic activity against PC12 cell line with IC50 value of 1.22 0.03 ?mol/L. Conclusions: A new lignan, erythro-1-[(4-O-?-D-glucopyranosyl-3-methoxyl)-phenyl]-2-[(5-methoxyl)-pinoresinol]-propane-1,3-diol and two known lignans were isolated from the whole herbs of L. ilicifolius. The two known lignans were reported for the first time in the genus Lagochilus. Three lignans were evaluated for in vitro cytotoxic activity. The new lignan showed relatively strong cytotoxicity against PC12 cell line, while sisymbrifolin and tortoside C exibited no cytotoxicity. PMID:25709232

  15. Light and Nutrient Dependent Responses in Secondary Metabolites of Plantago lanceolata Offspring Are Due to Phenotypic Plasticity in Experimental Grasslands.

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    Miehe-Steier, Annegret; Roscher, Christiane; Reichelt, Michael; Gershenzon, Jonathan; Unsicker, Sybille B

    2015-01-01

    A few studies in the past have shown that plant diversity in terms of species richness and functional composition can modify plant defense chemistry. However, it is not yet clear to what extent genetic differentiation of plant chemotypes or phenotypic plasticity in response to diversity-induced variation in growth conditions or a combination of both is responsible for this pattern. We collected seed families of ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata) from six-year old experimental grasslands of varying plant diversity (Jena Experiment). The offspring of these seed families was grown under standardized conditions with two levels of light and nutrients. The iridoid glycosides, catalpol and aucubin, and verbascoside, a caffeoyl phenylethanoid glycoside, were measured in roots and shoots. Although offspring of different seed families differed in the tissue concentrations of defensive metabolites, plant diversity in the mothers' environment did not explain the variation in the measured defensive metabolites of P. lanceolata offspring. However secondary metabolite levels in roots and shoots were strongly affected by light and nutrient availability. Highest concentrations of iridoid glycosides and verbascoside were found under high light conditions, and nutrient availability had positive effects on iridoid glycoside concentrations in plants grown under high light conditions. However, verbascoside concentrations decreased under high levels of nutrients irrespective of light. The data from our greenhouse study show that phenotypic plasticity in response to environmental variation rather than genetic differentiation in response to plant community diversity is responsible for variation in secondary metabolite concentrations of P. lanceolata in the six-year old communities of the grassland biodiversity experiment. Due to its large phenotypic plasticity P. lanceolata has the potential for a fast and efficient adjustment to varying environmental conditions in plant communities of different species richness and functional composition. PMID:26336100

  16. Light and Nutrient Dependent Responses in Secondary Metabolites of Plantago lanceolata Offspring Are Due to Phenotypic Plasticity in Experimental Grasslands

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    Miehe-Steier, Annegret; Roscher, Christiane; Reichelt, Michael; Gershenzon, Jonathan; Unsicker, Sybille B.

    2015-01-01

    A few studies in the past have shown that plant diversity in terms of species richness and functional composition can modify plant defense chemistry. However, it is not yet clear to what extent genetic differentiation of plant chemotypes or phenotypic plasticity in response to diversity-induced variation in growth conditions or a combination of both is responsible for this pattern. We collected seed families of ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata) from six-year old experimental grasslands of varying plant diversity (Jena Experiment). The offspring of these seed families was grown under standardized conditions with two levels of light and nutrients. The iridoid glycosides, catalpol and aucubin, and verbascoside, a caffeoyl phenylethanoid glycoside, were measured in roots and shoots. Although offspring of different seed families differed in the tissue concentrations of defensive metabolites, plant diversity in the mothers' environment did not explain the variation in the measured defensive metabolites of P. lanceolata offspring. However secondary metabolite levels in roots and shoots were strongly affected by light and nutrient availability. Highest concentrations of iridoid glycosides and verbascoside were found under high light conditions, and nutrient availability had positive effects on iridoid glycoside concentrations in plants grown under high light conditions. However, verbascoside concentrations decreased under high levels of nutrients irrespective of light. The data from our greenhouse study show that phenotypic plasticity in response to environmental variation rather than genetic differentiation in response to plant community diversity is responsible for variation in secondary metabolite concentrations of P. lanceolata in the six-year old communities of the grassland biodiversity experiment. Due to its large phenotypic plasticity P. lanceolata has the potential for a fast and efficient adjustment to varying environmental conditions in plant communities of different species richness and functional composition. PMID:26336100

  17. Chemical Constituents and LC-profile of Fresh Formosan Lonicera japonica Flower Buds.

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    Lo, I-Wen; Cheng, Yuan-Bin; Hsieh, Yi-Jin; Hwang, Tsong-Long; Shieh, Deng-En; Chang, Fang-Rong; Wu, Yang-Chang

    2016-01-01

    One new secoiridoid glucoside, ethylsecologanin dimethyl acetal (1), along with 15 known compounds, comprising six iridoid glucosides (2-7), six flavonoids (8-13), two sterol glucosides (14 and 15), and chlorogenic acid (16) were isolated from the flower buds of Formosan Lonicera japonica. The structures of these isolates were determined on the basis of mass and spectroscopic analyzes. In addition, the chemical profiles of fresh Formosan honeysuckle buds and the dried Chinese one were compared by HPLC with a PDA detector. The calibration curve of the active component, chlorogenic acid, was also provided. As a result of the constituent similarity, Formosan L.japonica can be an alternative to the Chinese honeysuckles. PMID:26996003

  18. Does vegetation complexity affect host plant chemistry, and thus multitrophic interactions, in a human-altered landscape?

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    Wschke, Nicole; Hancock, Christine; Hilker, Monika; Obermaier, Elisabeth; Meiners, Torsten

    2015-09-01

    Anthropogenic land use may shape vegetation composition and affect trophic interactions by altering concentrations of host plant metabolites. Here, we investigated the hypotheses that: (1) plant N and defensive secondary metabolite contents of the herb Plantago lanceolata are affected by land use intensity (LUI) and the surrounding vegetation composition (=plant species richness and P. lanceolata density), and that (2) changes in plant chemistry affect abundances of the herbivorous weevils Mecinus pascuorum and Mecinus labilis, as well as their larval parasitoid Mesopolobus incultus, in the field. We determined plant species richness, P. lanceolata density, and abundances of the herbivores and the parasitoid in 77 grassland plots differing in LUI index in three regions across Germany. We also measured the N and secondary metabolite [the iridoid glycosides (IGs) aucubin and catalpol] contents of P. lanceolata leaves. Mixed-model analysis revealed that: (1) concentrations of leaf IGs were positively correlated with plant species richness; leaf N content was positively correlated with the LUI index. Furthermore: (2) herbivore abundance was not related to IG concentrations, but correlated negatively with leaf N content. Parasitoid abundance correlated positively only with host abundance over the three regions. Structural equation models revealed a positive impact of IG concentrations on parasitoid abundance in one region. We conclude that changes in plant chemistry due to land use and/or vegetation composition may affect higher trophic levels and that the manifestation of these effects may depend on local biotic or abiotic features of the landscape. PMID:25986560

  19. A new furofuran lignan diglycoside and other secondary metabolites from the antidepressant extract of Castilleja tenuiflora Benth.

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    Herrera-Ruiz, Maribel; Lpez-Rodrguez, Ricardo; Trejo-Tapia, Gabriela; Domnguez-Mendoza, Blanca Eda; Gonzlez-Cortazar, Manases; Tortoriello, Jaime; Zamilpa, Alejandro

    2015-01-01

    Castilleja tenuiflora has been used for the treatment of several Central Nervous System (CNS) diseases. Herein we report the antidepressant activity of the methanol extract from the leaves of this medicinal plant. The oral administration of MeOH extract (500 mg/kg) induced a significant (p < 0.05) decrement of the immobility parameter on Forced Swimming Test (FST) and an increment in the latency and duration of the hypnosis, induced by administration of sodium pentobarbital (Pbi, 40 mg/kg, i.p.). Chemical analysis of this antidepressant extract allowed the isolation of (+)-piperitol-4-O-xylopyranosyl-(1?6)-O-glucopyranoside. This new furofuran lignan diglycoside was named tenuifloroside (1) and its complete chemical structure elucidation on the basis of 1D and 2D NMR spectra analysis of the natural compound 1 and its peracetylated derivative 1a is described. This compound was found together with two flavones-apigenin and luteolin 5-methyl ether-a phenylethanoid-verbascoside-and three iridoids-geniposide, caryoptoside and aucubin. All these compounds were purified by successive normal and reverse phase column chromatography. Tenuifloroside, caryoptoside and luteolin 5-methyl ether were isolated from Castilleja genus for the first time. These findings demonstrate that C. tenuiflora methanol extract has beneficial effect on depressive behaviors, and the knowledge of its chemical constitution allows us to propose a new standardized treatment for future investigations of this species in depressive illness. PMID:26197306

  20. Always being well prepared for defense: the production of deterrents by juvenile Chrysomelina beetles (Chrysomelidae).

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    Burse, Antje; Frick, Sindy; Discher, Sabrina; Tolzin-Banasch, Karla; Kirsch, Roy; Strauss, Anja; Kunert, Maritta; Boland, Wilhelm

    2009-01-01

    In response to herbivores, plants produce a variety of natural compounds. Many beetle species have developed ingenious strategies to cope with these substances, including colonizing habitats not attractive for other organisms. Leaf beetle larvae of the subtribe Chrysomelina, for example, sequester plant-derived compounds and use them for their own defense against predators. Using systematically modified structural mimics of plant-derived glucosides, we demonstrated that all tested Chrysomelina larvae channel compounds from the gut lumen into the defensive glands, where they serve as intermediates in the synthesis of deterrents. Detailed studies of the sequestration process revealed a functional network of transport processes guiding phytochemicals through the larval body. The initial uptake by the larvae's intestine seems to be fairly unspecific, which contrasts sharply with the specific import of precursors into the defensive glands. The Malpighian tubules and hind-gut organs facilitate the rapid clearing of body fluid from excess or unusable compounds. The network exists in both sequestering species and species producing deterrents de novo. Transport proteins are also required for de novo synthesis to channel intermediates from the fat body to the defensive glands for further conversion. Thus, all the tools needed to exploit host plants' chemistry by more derived Chrysomelina species are already developed by iridoid-de novo producers. Early intermediates from the iridoid-de novo synthesis which also can be sequestered are able to regulate the enzyme activity in the iridoid metabolism. PMID:19733867

  1. Antioxidant and neurosedative properties of polyphenols and iridoids from Lippia alba.

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    Hennebelle, Thierry; Sahpaz, Sevser; Gressier, Bernard; Joseph, Henry; Bailleul, Franois

    2008-02-01

    The neurosedative and antioxidative properties of some major compounds isolated from a citral chemotype of Lippia alba were investigated. Binding assays were performed on two CNS inhibitory targets: benzodiazepine and GABA(A) receptors. The most active compound was luteolin-7-diglucuronide, with half maximal inhibitory concentrations (IC(50)) of 101 and 40 microm, respectively. Fifteen compounds isolated from Lippia alba were tested for their radical scavenging capacities against DPPH. Four of the major compounds (verbascoside, calceolarioside E, luteolin-7-diglucuronide and theveside) were also tested for their antioxidant activity against superoxide radical-anion in cell-free (hypoxanthine-xanthine oxidase) and cellular (PMA-stimulated neutrophil granulocytes) systems. PMID:17705148

  2. Oleuropein, a non-toxic olive iridoid, is an anti-tumor agent and cytoskeleton disruptor

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    Hamdi, Hamdi K. . E-mail: hkhamdi@gmail.com; Castellon, Raquel

    2005-09-02

    Oleuropein, a non-toxic secoiridoid derived from the olive tree, is a powerful antioxidant and anti-angiogenic agent. Here, we show it to be a potent anti-cancer compound, directly disrupting actin filaments in cells and in a cell-free assay. Oleuropein inhibited the proliferation and migration of advanced-grade tumor cell lines in a dose-responsive manner. In a novel tube-disruption assay, Oleuropein irreversibly rounded cancer cells, preventing their replication, motility, and invasiveness; these effects were reversible in normal cells. When administered orally to mice that developed spontaneous tumors, Oleuropein completely regressed tumors in 9-12 days. When tumors were resected prior to complete regression, they lacked cohesiveness and had a crumbly consistency. No viable cells could be recovered from these tumors. These observations elevate Oleuropein from a non-toxic antioxidant into a potent anti-tumor agent with direct effects against tumor cells. Our data may also explain the cancer-protective effects of the olive-rich Mediterranean diet.

  3. Oleuropein, a non-toxic olive iridoid, is an anti-tumor agent and cytoskeleton disruptor.

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    Hamdi, Hamdi K; Castellon, Raquel

    2005-09-01

    Oleuropein, a non-toxic secoiridoid derived from the olive tree, is a powerful antioxidant and anti-angiogenic agent. Here, we show it to be a potent anti-cancer compound, directly disrupting actin filaments in cells and in a cell-free assay. Oleuropein inhibited the proliferation and migration of advanced-grade tumor cell lines in a dose-responsive manner. In a novel tube-disruption assay, Oleuropein irreversibly rounded cancer cells, preventing their replication, motility, and invasiveness; these effects were reversible in normal cells. When administered orally to mice that developed spontaneous tumors, Oleuropein completely regressed tumors in 9-12 days. When tumors were resected prior to complete regression, they lacked cohesiveness and had a crumbly consistency. No viable cells could be recovered from these tumors. These observations elevate Oleuropein from a non-toxic antioxidant into a potent anti-tumor agent with direct effects against tumor cells. Our data may also explain the cancer-protective effects of the olive-rich Mediterranean diet. PMID:16024000

  4. Host shifts from Lamiales to Brassicaceae in the sawfly genus Athalia.

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    Opitz, Sebastian E W; Boevé, Jean-Luc; Nagy, Zoltán Tamás; Sonet, Gontran; Koch, Frank; Müller, Caroline

    2012-01-01

    Plant chemistry can be a key driver of host shifts in herbivores. Several species in the sawfly genus Athalia are important economic pests on Brassicaceae, whereas other Athalia species are specialized on Lamiales. These host plants have glucosides in common, which are sequestered by larvae. To disentangle the possible direction of host shifts in this genus, we examined the sequestration specificity and feeding deterrence of iridoid glucosides (IGs) and glucosinolates (GSs) in larvae of five species which either naturally sequester IGs from their hosts within the Plantaginaceae (Lamiales) or GSs from Brassicaceae, respectively. Furthermore, adults were tested for feeding stimulation by a neo-clerodane diterpenoid which occurs in Lamiales. Larvae of the Plantaginaceae-feeders did not sequester artificially administered p-hydroxybenzylGS and were more deterred by GSs than Brassicaceae-feeders were by IGs. In contrast, larvae of Brassicaceae-feeders were able to sequester artificially administered catalpol (IG), which points to an ancestral association with Lamiales. In line with this finding, adults of all tested species were stimulated by the neo-clerodane diterpenoid. Finally, in a phylogenetic tree inferred from genetic marker sequences of 21 Athalia species, the sister species of all remaining 20 Athalia species also turned out to be a Lamiales-feeder. Fundamental physiological pre-adaptations, such as the establishment of a glucoside transporter, and mechanisms to circumvent activation of glucosides by glucosidases are therefore necessary prerequisites for successful host shifts between Lamiales and Brassicaceae. PMID:22485146

  5. Host shifts from Lamiales to Brassicaceae in the sawfly genus Athalia.

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    Opitz SE; Boevé JL; Nagy ZT; Sonet G; Koch F; Müller C

    2012-01-01

    Plant chemistry can be a key driver of host shifts in herbivores. Several species in the sawfly genus Athalia are important economic pests on Brassicaceae, whereas other Athalia species are specialized on Lamiales. These host plants have glucosides in common, which are sequestered by larvae. To disentangle the possible direction of host shifts in this genus, we examined the sequestration specificity and feeding deterrence of iridoid glucosides (IGs) and glucosinolates (GSs) in larvae of five species which either naturally sequester IGs from their hosts within the Plantaginaceae (Lamiales) or GSs from Brassicaceae, respectively. Furthermore, adults were tested for feeding stimulation by a neo-clerodane diterpenoid which occurs in Lamiales. Larvae of the Plantaginaceae-feeders did not sequester artificially administered p-hydroxybenzylGS and were more deterred by GSs than Brassicaceae-feeders were by IGs. In contrast, larvae of Brassicaceae-feeders were able to sequester artificially administered catalpol (IG), which points to an ancestral association with Lamiales. In line with this finding, adults of all tested species were stimulated by the neo-clerodane diterpenoid. Finally, in a phylogenetic tree inferred from genetic marker sequences of 21 Athalia species, the sister species of all remaining 20 Athalia species also turned out to be a Lamiales-feeder. Fundamental physiological pre-adaptations, such as the establishment of a glucoside transporter, and mechanisms to circumvent activation of glucosides by glucosidases are therefore necessary prerequisites for successful host shifts between Lamiales and Brassicaceae.

  6. Host Shifts from Lamiales to Brassicaceae in the Sawfly Genus Athalia

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    Opitz, Sebastian E. W.; Boevé, Jean-Luc; Nagy, Zoltán Tamás; Sonet, Gontran; Koch, Frank; Müller, Caroline

    2012-01-01

    Plant chemistry can be a key driver of host shifts in herbivores. Several species in the sawfly genus Athalia are important economic pests on Brassicaceae, whereas other Athalia species are specialized on Lamiales. These host plants have glucosides in common, which are sequestered by larvae. To disentangle the possible direction of host shifts in this genus, we examined the sequestration specificity and feeding deterrence of iridoid glucosides (IGs) and glucosinolates (GSs) in larvae of five species which either naturally sequester IGs from their hosts within the Plantaginaceae (Lamiales) or GSs from Brassicaceae, respectively. Furthermore, adults were tested for feeding stimulation by a neo-clerodane diterpenoid which occurs in Lamiales. Larvae of the Plantaginaceae-feeders did not sequester artificially administered p-hydroxybenzylGS and were more deterred by GSs than Brassicaceae-feeders were by IGs. In contrast, larvae of Brassicaceae-feeders were able to sequester artificially administered catalpol (IG), which points to an ancestral association with Lamiales. In line with this finding, adults of all tested species were stimulated by the neo-clerodane diterpenoid. Finally, in a phylogenetic tree inferred from genetic marker sequences of 21 Athalia species, the sister species of all remaining 20 Athalia species also turned out to be a Lamiales-feeder. Fundamental physiological pre-adaptations, such as the establishment of a glucoside transporter, and mechanisms to circumvent activation of glucosides by glucosidases are therefore necessary prerequisites for successful host shifts between Lamiales and Brassicaceae. PMID:22485146

  7. Linking Microbial Community Structure to ?-Glucosidic Function in Soil Aggregates

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    Bailey, Vanessa L.; Fansler, Sarah J.; Stegen, James C.; McCue, Lee Ann

    2013-10-01

    To link microbial community 16S structure to a measured function in a natural soil we have scaled both DNA and ?-glucosidase assays down to a volume of soil that may approach a unique microbial community. ?-glucosidase activity was assayed in 450 individual aggregates which were then sorted into classes of high or low activities, from which groups of 10 or 11 aggregates were identified and grouped for DNA extraction and pyrosequencing. Tandem assays of ATP were conducted for each aggregate in order to normalize these small groups of aggregates for biomass size. In spite of there being no significant differences in the richness or diversity of the microbial communities associated with high ?-glucosidase activities compared with the communities associated with low ?-glucosidase communities, several analyses of variance clearly show that the communities of these two groups differ. The separation of these groups is partially driven by the differential abundances of members of the Chitinophagaceae family. It may be that observed functional differences in otherwise similar soil aggregates can be largely attributed to differences in resource availability, rather than to presence or absence of particular taxonomic groups.

  8. Spirostanol glucosides from the leaves of Cestrum laevigatum L.

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    Ribeiro, Paulo Riceli Vasconcelos; Araújo, Ana Jérsia; Costa-Lotufo, Letícia Veras; Braz-Filho, Raimundo; Nobre Junior, Hélio Vitoriano; da Silva, Cecília Rocha; Neto, João Batista de Andrade; Silveira, Edilberto Rocha; Lima, Mary Anne Sousa

    2016-02-01

    Two new steroidal saponins, (25R)-spirost-5-ene-3β,26β-diol 3-O-α-l-rhamnopyranosyl-(1→4)-α-l-rhamnopyranosyl-(1→4)-[(1→2)-α-l-rhamnopyranosyl]-β-d-glucopyranoside (1) and (25R)-spirost-6-ene-3β,5β-diol 3-O-α-l-rhamnopyranosyl-(1→4)-α-l-rhamnopyranosyl-(1→4)-[(1→2)-α-l-rhamnopyranosyl]-β-d-glucopyranoside (2), along with the known diosgenin 3-O-α-l-rhamnopyranosyl-(1→4)-α-l-rhamnopyranosyl-(1→4)-β-d-glucopyranoside (3), chonglouoside SL-5 (4) and Paris saponin Pb (5) were isolated from the leaves of Cestrum laevigatum. The structures of the compounds were determined using spectroscopic analyses including HRESI-MS, 1D and 2D NMR data, followed by comparison with data from the literature. Among them, two are particularly unique, compound 1 is the first (6)Δ-spirostanol saponin and compound 2 has an unusual C-26 hydroxyl in the (5)Δ-spirostanol skeleton. Antifungal testing showed a potent activity to formosanin C against Candida albicans and Candida parapsilosis. Evaluation of the cytotoxic activity indicated that compound 1 has a moderate activity against HL-60 and SF-295 cell lines, while compound 2 were active only against HL-60. PMID:26705702

  9. A new eudesmane sesquiterpene glucoside from Liriope muscari fibrous roots.

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    Zhang, Hai Ming; Wang, Gang Li; Bai, Chun Qi; Liu, Peng; Liu, Zi Mu; Liu, Qi Zhi; Wang, Yong Yan; Liu, Zhi Long; Du, Shu Shan; Deng, Zhi Wei

    2011-01-01

    The screening of several Chinese medicinal herbs for nematocidal properties showed that the ethanol extract of Liriope muscari fibrous roots possessed significant nematocidal activity against the pine wood nematode (Bursaphelenchus xylophilus). From the ethanol extract, a new constituent (1,4-epoxy-cis-eudesm-6-O-?-D-glucopyranoside) and three known glycosides [1?,6?-dihydroxy-cis-eudesm-3-ene-6-O-?-D-glucopyranoside (liriopeoside A), 1?,6?-dihydroxy-cis-eudesm-3-ene-6-O-?-D-glucopyranoside, and 1?,6?-dihydroxy-5,10-bis-epi-eudesm-4(15)-ene-6-O-? D-glucopyranoside] were isolated by bioassay-guided fractionation. The structures were elucidated by 1D and 2D NMR and MS techniques. 1,4-Epoxy-cis-eudesm-6-O-?-D-glucopyranoside possessed moderate nemato-cidal activity against B. xylophilus with a LC(50 )value of 339.76 ?g/mL, while liriopeoside A (LC(50) = 82.84 ?g/mL) and 1?,6?-dihydroxy-cis-eudesm-3-ene-6-O-?-D-glucopyranoside (LC(50) = 153.39 ?g/mL) also exhibited nematocidal activity against B. xylophilus. The crude extract of L. muscari fibrous roots exhibited nematocidal activity against the pine wood nematode with a LC(50) value of 182.56 ?g/mL. PMID:22031065

  10. New flavanol and cycloartane glucosides from Landoltia punctata.

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    Wang, Nini; Xu, Guobo; Fang, Yang; Yang, Tao; Zhao, Hai; Li, Guoyou

    2014-01-01

    Chemical investigation on the constituents of Landoltia punctata led to the isolation and identification of 17 compounds, four of which were new and identified as (3b,24S)-9,19-cycloartane-3,22,24,25-tetraol 3-O-[b-D-glucopyranosyl-(1?2)]-[b-D-glucopyranosyl-(1?6)]-b-D-glucopyranoside (1), (3b,24S)-9,19-cycloartane-3,24,25-triol 3-O-[b-d-glucopyranosyl-(1?2)]-[b-D-glucopyranosyl-(1?6)]-b-D-glucopyranoside (2), 3,4'-dihydroxy-7,3'-dimethoxyflavan-5-O-b-D-glucopyranoside (3) and 3,4'-dihydroxy-4,7,3'-trimethoxyflavan-5-O-b-D-glucopyranoside (4). Their structures were elucidated by spectroscopic, chemical, and biochemical methods. Thus, cycloartane triterpenoids were discovered in the Lemnaceae family for the first time. Compound 3 showed antioxidant capacity in the positively charged 2,2'-azino-bis-3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid radical (ABTS+) and superoxide anion radical scavenging assays. PMID:24858096

  11. Partitioning of octyl glucoside between octyl glucoside/phosphatidylcholine mixed aggregates and aqueous media as studied by isothermal titration calorimetry.

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    Opatowski, E; Kozlov, M M; Lichtenberg, D

    1997-01-01

    Stepwise dilution of lipid-surfactant mixed micelles first results in extraction of surfactant from the mixed micelles into the aqueous medium. Subsequently mixed micelles transform into vesicles, within a range of compositions that corresponds to equilibrium coexistence between these two types of aggregates. Further dilution results in extraction of surfactant from the resultant mixed vesicles. In the present study, we have investigated the heat evolution of these processes, as they occur in mixed systems composed of egg phosphatidylcholine (PC) and the nonionic surfactant octylglucoside (OG). A combined use of isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC) and photon correlation spectroscopy (PCS), capable of monitoring phase transformations, revealed that 1) The sum of all of the studied processes (i.e., extraction of OG from mixed micelles and vesicles and the phase transformation) is isocaloric at approximately 40 degrees C throughout the whole dilution. At lower temperatures, all of the dilution steps are exothermic, whereas at higher temperatures all of them are endothermic. 2) At all temperatures, the absolute value of the heat associated with each dilution step within the range of coexistence of micelles and vesicles is almost constant and larger than in either the micellar or the vesicular range. We give an interpretation of these calorimetric data in terms of the relationship between the composition of the mixed aggregates Re and the aqueous concentration of surfactant monomers Dw. Assuming that the main contribution to the heat evolution is due to extraction of surfactant from mixed aggregates to the aqueous solution, we deduce the relationship Dw(Re) characterizing the system over the whole range of compositions. We find that, in accord with thermodynamic expectations, Dw is almost constant throughout the range of coexistence of mixed micelles and vesicles. PMID:9284312

  12. Differential performance of a specialist and two generalist herbivores and their parasitoids on Plantago lanceolata.

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    Reudler, Joanneke H; Biere, Arjen; Harvey, Jeff A; van Nouhuys, Saskya

    2011-07-01

    The ability to cope with plant defense chemicals differs between specialist and generalist species. In this study, we examined the effects of the concentration of the two main iridoid glycosides (IGs) in Plantago lanceolata, aucubin and catalpol, on the performance of a specialist and two generalist herbivores and their respective endoparasitoids. Development of the specialist herbivore Melitaea cinxia was unaffected by the total leaf IG concentration in its host plant. By contrast, the generalist herbivores Spodoptera exigua and Chrysodeixis chalcites showed delayed larval and pupal development on plant genotypes with high leaf IG concentrations, respectively. This result is in line with the idea that specialist herbivores are better adapted to allelochemicals in host plants on which they are specialized. Melitaea cinxia experienced less post-diapause larval and pupal mortality on its local Finnish P. lanceolata than on Dutch genotypes. This could not be explained by differences in IG profiles, suggesting that M. cinxia has adapted in response to attributes of its local host plants other than to IG chemistry. Development of the specialist parasitoid Cotesia melitaearum was unaffected by IG variation in the diet of its host M. cinxia, a response that was concordant with that of its host. By contrast, the development time responses of the generalist parasitoids Hyposoter didymator and Cotesia marginiventris differed from those of their generalist hosts, S. exigua and C. chalcites. While their hosts developed slowly on high-IG genotypes, development time of H. didymator was unaffected. Cotesia marginiventris actually developed faster on hosts fed high-IG genotypes, although they then had short adult longevity. The faster development of C. marginiventris on hosts that ate high-IG genotypes is in line with the "immunocompromized host" hypothesis, emphasizing the potential negative effects of toxic allelochemicals on the host's immune response. PMID:21691810

  13. Potential hepatotoxicity of geniposide, the major iridoid glycoside in dried ripe fruits of Gardenia jasminoides (Zhi-zi).

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    Ding, Yue; Zhang, Tong; Tao, Jian-sheng; Zhang, Li-ying; Shi, Jian-rong; Ji, Guang

    2013-01-01

    The safety of geniposide, mainly focusing on its hepatotoxicity in rats, was determined by liver enzymes in serum and histopathology ultrastructural preparation. The lethal dose, 50% (LD50) of per oral geniposide was 1431.1 mg kg(-1). The acute toxicity study indicated geniposide at dose of 574 mg kg(-1) or more could cause hepatic toxicity in rats and the hepatotoxicity often appeared at 24-48 h after the oral administration. The hepatotoxicity was associated with oxidative stress with decrease of total superoxide dismutase activity and increase of malondialdehyde concentration in rats' livers. Subchronic toxicity study showed geniposide did not cause hepatotoxicity at the doses of 24.3 and 72.9 mg kg(-1) orally for 90 days in rats. Thus, acute hepatotoxicity of geniposide at high doses was likely to be linked to oxidative stress, while geniposide at normal dose of 24.3 mg kg(-1) or less did not cause hepatotoxicity even in the repeated dosing study. PMID:22456001

  14. Stereoselective synthesis of trans-fused iridoid lactones and their identification in the parasitoid wasp Alloxysta victrix, Part II: Iridomyrmecins

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    Hilgraf, Robert; Zimmermann, Nicole; Lehmann, Lutz; Trger, Armin

    2012-01-01

    Summary Following our earlier approach to the synthesis of dihydronepetalactones, all eight stereoisomers of trans-fused iridomyrmecins were synthesized starting from the enantiomers of limonene. Combined gas chromatography and mass spectrometry including enantioselective gas chromatography revealed that volatiles released by the endohyperparasitoid wasp Alloxysta victrix contain (4S,4aR,7S,7aR)-iridomyrmecin of 9597% ee and stereochemically pure (4S,4aS,7R,7aS)-iridomyrmecin as a minor component. PMID:23019456

  15. Comprehensive Chemical Profiling of Picrorhiza kurroa Royle ex Benth Using NMR, HPTLC and LC-MS/MS Techniques.

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    Kumar, Dinesh; Kumar, Rakesh; Singh, Bikram; Ahuja, Paramvir Singh

    2016-01-01

    Picrorhiza kurroa is an important herb in Indian medicine and contains cucurbitacins, flavonoids, phenolics, iridoid-glucoside and their derivatives as active constituents for the treatment of indigestion, fever, hepatitis, cancer, liver and respiratory diseases. Extensive use of P. kurroa needs detailed analysis and recognition of chemical diversity, is of great importance to evaluate their role as quality control markers. In the present study, comprehensive metabolic profiling of crude extracts of leaves and rhizomes of P. kurroa was carried out using NMR, HPTLC and LC-MS/MS. Primary and secondary metabolites were unambiguously identified along with a new report of monoterpenic glycoside (1-β-D-glucopyranosyl)-8-hydroxy-3,7-dimethyl-oct-2(E),6(E)-dienoate) in P. Kurroa. Significant qualitative differences with respect to the secondary metabolites were noticed between the leaves and rhizomes tissues. Leaves contained more cucurbitacins and flavonoids while iridoids were present more in rhizomes. The comprehensive chemical profiling is expected to give an idea of chemical diversity and quality of P. kurroa, for their ultimate utilisation in various applications. PMID:26777484

  16. Compounds from the Fruits of the Popular European Medicinal Plant Vitex agnus-castus in Chemoprevention via NADP(H):Quinone Oxidoreductase Type 1 Induction.

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    Li, Shenghong; Qiu, Shengxiang; Yao, Ping; Sun, Handong; Fong, Harry H S; Zhang, Hongjie

    2013-01-01

    As part of our continuing efforts in the search for potential biologically active compounds from medicinal plants, we have isolated 18 compounds including two novel nitrogen containing diterpenes from extracts of the fruits of Vitex agnus-castus. These isolates, along with our previously obtained novel compound vitexlactam A (1), were evaluated for potential biological effects, including cancer chemoprevention. Chemically, the nitrogenous isolates were found to be two labdane diterpene alkaloids, each containing an ? , ? -unsaturated ? -lactam moiety. Structurally, they were elucidated to be 9 ? -hydroxy-13(14)-labden-16,15-amide (2) and 6 ? -acetoxy-9 ? -hydroxy-13(14)-labden-15,16-amide (3), which were named vitexlactams B and C, respectively. The 15 known isolates were identified as vitexilactone (4), rotundifuran (5), 8-epi-manoyl oxide (6), vitetrifolin D (7), spathulenol (8), cis-dihydro-dehydro-diconiferylalcohol-9-O- ? -D-glucoside (9), luteolin-7-O-glucoside (10), 5-hydroxy-3,6,7,4'-tetramethoxyflavone (11), casticin (12), artemetin (13), aucubin (14), agnuside (15), ? -sitosterol (16), p-hydroxybenzoic acid (17), and p-hydroxybenzoic acid glucose ester (18). All compound structures were determined/identified on the basis of 1D and/or 2D NMR and mass spectrometry techniques. Compounds 6, 8, 9, and 18 were reported from a Vitex spieces for the first time. The cancer chemopreventive potentials of these isolates were evaluated for NADP(H):quinone oxidoreductase type 1 (QR1) induction activity. Compound 7 demonstrated promising QR1 induction effect, while the new compound vitexlactam (3) was only slightly active. PMID:23662135

  17. Compounds from the Fruits of the Popular European Medicinal Plant Vitex agnus-castus in Chemoprevention via NADP(H):Quinone Oxidoreductase Type 1 Induction

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    Li, Shenghong; Qiu, Shengxiang; Yao, Ping; Sun, Handong; Fong, Harry H. S.; Zhang, Hongjie

    2013-01-01

    As part of our continuing efforts in the search for potential biologically active compounds from medicinal plants, we have isolated 18 compounds including two novel nitrogen containing diterpenes from extracts of the fruits of Vitex agnus-castus. These isolates, along with our previously obtained novel compound vitexlactam A (1), were evaluated for potential biological effects, including cancer chemoprevention. Chemically, the nitrogenous isolates were found to be two labdane diterpene alkaloids, each containing an ?, ?-unsaturated ?-lactam moiety. Structurally, they were elucidated to be 9?-hydroxy-13(14)-labden-16,15-amide (2) and 6?-acetoxy-9?-hydroxy-13(14)-labden-15,16-amide (3), which were named vitexlactams B and C, respectively. The 15 known isolates were identified as vitexilactone (4), rotundifuran (5), 8-epi-manoyl oxide (6), vitetrifolin D (7), spathulenol (8), cis-dihydro-dehydro-diconiferylalcohol-9-O-?-D-glucoside (9), luteolin-7-O-glucoside (10), 5-hydroxy-3,6,7,4?-tetramethoxyflavone (11), casticin (12), artemetin (13), aucubin (14), agnuside (15), ?-sitosterol (16), p-hydroxybenzoic acid (17), and p-hydroxybenzoic acid glucose ester (18). All compound structures were determined/identified on the basis of 1D and/or 2D NMR and mass spectrometry techniques. Compounds 6, 8, 9, and 18 were reported from a Vitex spieces for the first time. The cancer chemopreventive potentials of these isolates were evaluated for NADP(H):quinone oxidoreductase type 1 (QR1) induction activity. Compound 7 demonstrated promising QR1 induction effect, while the new compound vitexlactam (3) was only slightly active. PMID:23662135

  18. Bitter Gentian Teas: Nutritional and Phytochemical Profiles, Polysaccharide Characterisation and Bioactivity.

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    Olennikov, Daniil N; Kashchenko, Nina I; Chirikova, Nadezhda K; Koryakina, Lena P; Vladimirov, Leonid N

    2015-01-01

    As a result of the wide distribution of herbal teas the data on nutritional characterisation, chemical profile and biological activity of these products are required. The decoctions of Gentiana algida, G. decumbens, G. macrophylla and G. triflora herb teas were nutritionally characterized with respect to their macronutrients, demonstrating the predominance of polysaccharides and low lipid content. Gentian decoctions were also submitted to a microcolumn RP-HPLC-UV analysis of phytochemicals demonstrating a high content of iridoids (177.18-641.04 ?g/mL) and flavonoids (89.15-405.71 ?g/mL). Additionally, mangiferin was detected in samples of G. triflora tea (19.89 ?g/mL). Five free sugars (fructose, glucose, sucrose, gentiobiose, gentianose) were identified in all gentian teas studied, as well as six organic acids (malic, citric, tartaric, oxalic, succinic, quinic). Pectic polysaccharides with a high content of rhamnogalacturonans and arabinogalactans were also identified and characterized in gentian decoctions for the first time. Gentian tea decoctions and their specific compounds (gentiopicroside, loganic acid-6'-O-?-d-glucoside, isoorientin, isoorientin-4'-O-?-d-glucoside, mangiferin, water-soluble polysaccharides) showed a promising antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant potentials. Evidences obtained indicate the prospective use of gentian herb teas as food products and medicines. PMID:26556333

  19. A new glucosidic phthalide from Helichrysum microphyllum subsp. tyrrhenicum from La Maddalena Island (Sardinia, Italy).

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    Venditti, Alessandro; Lattanzi, Claudia; Ornano, Luigi; Maggi, Filippo; Sanna, Cinzia; Ballero, Mauro; Alvino, Antonello; Serafini, Mauro; Bianco, Armandodoriano

    2016-04-01

    In this study, we reported the analysis of the medium polarity fraction obtained from an accession of Helichrysum microphyllum subsp. tyrrhenicum from La Maddalena Island. Besides several compounds already evidenced in this species and related genera, i.e. micropyrone (1), arzanol (2), helipyrone (3), acetyl-bitalin derivatives (4, 5), gnaphaliol (6), caffeic acid (7), ursolic acid (8), 7-O-β-(d-glucopyranosyl)-5-methoxy-1(3H)-isobenzofuranone (9), gnaphaliol-9-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (11) and gnaphaliol-3-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (12), the presence of a new glycosidic phthalide, 6-O-β-(d-glucopyranosyl)-4-methoxy-1(3H)-benzofuranone (10), was evidenced for the first time, which resulted in a structural isomer of compound (9). The occurrence of this new benzofuranone derivative is an additional evidence of the deep intraspecific variability expressed by this species, which was also stated for the non-volatile components, and may be a distinctive trait of the population growing on La Maddalena Island. PMID:26235805

  20. Two new naphthalene glucosides and other bioactive compounds from the carnivorous plant Nepenthes mirabilis.

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    Thanh, Nguyen Van; Thao, Nguyen Phuong; Dat, Le Duc; Huong, Phan Thi Thanh; Lee, Sang Hyun; Jang, Hae Dong; Cuong, Nguyen Xuan; Nam, Nguyen Hoai; Kiem, Phan Van; Minh, Chau Van; Kim, Young Ho

    2015-10-01

    Two new naphthalene diglucosides named nepenthosides A (1) and B (2), together with eleven known compounds (3-13), were isolated from the carnivorous plant Nepenthes mirabilis. The structures of these compounds were elucidated based on extensive spectroscopic analysis, including 1D- and 2D-NMR, and MS. The antioxidant activities of compounds 1-13 were evaluated in terms of their peroxyl radical-scavenging (trolox equivalent, TE) and reducing capacities. All isolates showed peroxyl radical-scavenging and reducing activities at concentrations of 1.0 and 10.0 μM. Anti-osteoporotic activities were investigated using murine osteoclastic RAW 264.7 cells. Compounds 1-7 and 9-12 significantly suppressed tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase activity down to 91.13 ± 1.18 to 42.39 ± 1.11%, relative to the control (100%) in nuclear factor-κB ligand (RANκL)-induced osteoclastic RAW 264.7 macrophage cells. PMID:25724283

  1. Stimulation of hepatocyte growth factor production by ascorbic acid and its stable 2-glucoside.

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    Wu, Y L; Gohda, E; Iwao, M; Matsunaga, T; Nagao, T; Takebe, T; Yamamoto, I

    1998-10-01

    Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), a cytokine which is generally produced by mesenchymal cells, has mitogenic, motogenic and morphogenic activities in epithelial cells and it also has tumor-suppressing activities. Induction of HGF production may be involved in organ regeneration, wound healing and embryogenesis. We examined the effects of ascorbic acid (AsA), which stimulates the proliferation of fibroblasts, and its stable derivative, 2-O-alpha-D-glucopyranosyl-L-ascorbic acid (AA-2G), on HGF production by human skin fibroblasts. Basal HGF secretion was significantly stimulated by more than 0.1 mM AsA or AA-2G. Both vitamins synergistically enhanced HGF secretion stimulated by growth factors such as epidermal growth factor (EGF), platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), cholera toxin and other inducers. Induction by EGF or bFGF was most markedly potentiated by the vitamins. HGF production by the KG-1 human leukemia cell line was also augmented by AsA or AA-2G. Another stable AsA derivative, ascorbic acid 2-phosphate (AA-2P) effectively promoted basal and EGF-induced HGF secretion by the fibroblasts, but ascorbic acid 2-sulfate (AA-2S) was much less effective. Intracellular AsA levels increased after the addition of AA-2G and AA-2P as well as AsA, but not after AA-2S. The effect of AA-2G was completely abrogated by the simultaneous addition of castanospermine, an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor, suggesting that the active form of AA-2G is AsA. Constitutive and EGF-induced HGF gene expression was also up-regulated after adding AsA or AA-2G to the cells. These results indicated that AsA acts alone or in synergy with several inducers to stimulate the production and gene expression of HGF in human skin fibroblasts and that the stable AsA derivative AA-2G is as effective as AsA in promoting HGF production. PMID:10984304

  2. The identification and quantification of steryl glucosides in precipitates from commercial biodiesel

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    There have been several experiences of the occurrence of precipitates in manufacturing facilities, transport vessels, and storage tanks containing biodiesel. In some cases these have been formed during storage at temperatures above the cloud point of the fuel. High performance liquid chromatograph...

  3. ABC transporter functions as a pacemaker for sequestration of plant glucosides in leaf beetles

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    Strauss, Anja S; Peters, Sven; Boland, Wilhelm; Burse, Antje

    2013-01-01

    Plant-herbivore interactions dominate the planets terrestrial ecology. When it comes to hostplant specialization, insects are among the most versatile evolutionary innovators, able to disarm multiple chemical plant defenses. Sequestration is a widespread strategy to detoxify noxious metabolites, frequently for the insects own benefit against predation. In this study, we describe the broad-spectrum ATP-binding cassette transporter CpMRP of the poplar leaf beetle, Chrysomela populi as the first candidate involved in the sequestration of phytochemicals in insects. CpMRP acts in the defensive glands of the larvae as a pacemaker for the irreversible shuttling of pre-selected metabolites from the hemolymph into defensive secretions. Silencing CpMRP in vivo creates a defenseless phenotype, indicating its role in the secretion process is crucial. In the defensive glands of related leaf beetle species, we identified sequences similar to CpMRP and assume therefore that exocrine gland-based defensive strategies, evolved by these insects to repel their enemies, rely on ABC transporters as a key element. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.01096.001 PMID:24302568

  4. SANS with Contrast Variation Study of the Bacteriorhodopsin-octyl Glucoside Complex

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    Heller, William T; Mo, Yiming

    2010-01-01

    Membrane proteins (MPs), which play vital roles in trans-membrane trafficking and signaling between cells and their external environment, comprise a major fraction of the expressed proteomes of many organisms. MP production for biophysical characterization requires detergents for extracting MPs from their native membrane and to solubilize the MP in solution for purification and study. In a proper detergent solution, the detergent-associated MPs retain their native fold and oligomerization state, key requirements for biophysical characterization and crystallization. SANS with contrast variation was performed to characterize BR in complex with OG to better understand the MP-detergent complex. Contrast variation makes it possible to not only probe the conformation of the entire structure but also investigate the conformation of the polypeptide chain within the BR-OG complex. The BR-OG SANS contrast variation series is not consistent with a compact structure, such as a trimeric BR complex surrounded by a belt of detergent. The data strongly suggest that the protein is partially unfolded through its association with the detergent micelles.

  5. BIOAVAILABILITY OF SOYBEAN ISOFLAVONES FROM AGLYCONE AND GLUCOSIDE FORMS IN AMERICAN WOMEN

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    Even though the bioavailability of isoflavones from aglycone forms is believed to be higher than glycosides, human studies testing the bioavailability of isoflavones in Eastern and Western human subjects have been contradictory. To investigate the postprandial absorption and bioavailability of soy ...

  6. Biotransformation of aloenin, a bitter glucoside constituent of Aloe arborescens, by rats.

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    Hirata, T; Sakano, S; Suga, T

    1981-12-15

    Aloenin has been established to be 4-methoxy-6-(2-beta-D-glucopyranosyloxy-4-hydroxy-6-methylphenyl)-2-pyrone; it shows an inhibitory activity for gastric juice secretion. Rats metabolized it to 4-methoxy-6-(2,4-dihydroxy-6-methylphenyl)-2-pyrone, 2,5-dimethyl-7-hydroxychromone and glucose, which were excreted in the feces and the urine. The distribution of the radioactivity originating from 14C-labeled aloenin was studied. The tracer found in the kidney and the liver reached 60% of the amount administered 24 h after feeding and decreased rapidly in the next 24 h. PMID:7035211

  7. Anomericity of T-2 toxin-glucosides; masked mycotoxins in cereal crops

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    T-2 toxin is a trichothecene mycotoxin produced when the fungus Fusarium infects small grains, especially oats. Ingestion of T-2 toxin contaminated grain can cause diarrhea, hemorrhaging, and feed refusal. Cereal crops infected with mycotoxin-producing fungi form toxin glycosides, sometimes called m...

  8. Linking microbial community structure to β-glucosidic function in soil aggregates

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    Bailey, Vanessa L; Fansler, Sarah J; Stegen, James C; McCue, Lee Ann

    2013-01-01

    To link microbial community 16S structure to a measured function in a natural soil, we have scaled both DNA and β-glucosidase assays down to a volume of soil that may approach a unique microbial community. β-Glucosidase activity was assayed in 450 individual aggregates, which were then sorted into classes of high or low activities, from which groups of 10 or 11 aggregates were identified and grouped for DNA extraction and pyrosequencing. Tandem assays of ATP were conducted for each aggregate in order to normalize these small groups of aggregates for biomass size. In spite of there being no significant differences in the richness or diversity of the microbial communities associated with high β-glucosidase activities compared with the communities associated with low β-glucosidase communities, several analyses of variance clearly show that the communities of these two groups differ. The separation of these groups is partially driven by the differential abundances of members of the Chitinophagaceae family. It may be observed that functional differences in otherwise similar soil aggregates can be largely attributed to differences in resource availability, rather than to the presence or absence of particular taxonomic groups. PMID:23719152

  9. Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Three Unique Helicobacter pylori ?-Cholesteryl phosphatidyl glucosides

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    Nguyen, Huy Q.; Davis, Ryan A.; Gervay-Hague, Jacquelyn

    2014-01-01

    Steryl glycosides produced by bacteria play important biological roles in the evasion and modulation of host immunity. Step economy syntheses of three cholesteryl-6-O-phosphatidyl-?-D-glucopyranosides (?CPG) unique to H. pylori have been achieved. The approach relies upon regioselective C-6 deprotection of per-O-trimethylsilyl-?-D-cholesterylglucoside followed by phosphoramidite coupling. Global TMS ether deprotection in the presence of oxygen and subsequent deprotection of the cyano ethyl phosphoester afforded the target compounds in 16-21% overall yield starting from D-glucose. The structures of these natural products were rigorously determined using a combination of 2D NMR methods and mass spectrometry. These robust synthesis and characterization protocols provide analogues to facilitate glycolipidomic profiling and biological studies. PMID:25195783

  10. Reactivity of cellulose reducing end in pyrolysis as studied by methyl glucoside-impregnation.

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    Matsuoka, Seiji; Kawamoto, Haruo; Saka, Shiro

    2016-02-01

    For better understanding of the roles of cellulose reducing ends during thermal degradation of cellulose and wood, cellulose samples impregnated with methyl-?-d-glucopyranoside (Glc?OMe), a simple non-reducing sugar model, were pyrolyzed under N2 at relatively low temperatures of 200-280?C. By the impregnation, cellulose was rather stabilized against discoloration and weight-loss through converting the reducing ends into the glycosides with Glc?OMe. Alternatively, polymerization and discoloration of Glc?OMe were accelerated in the presence of cellulose. A mechanism via reducing sugars as reactive intermediates formed through hydrolysis is proposed to explain these phenomena. These information would be useful to understand the interactions between cellulose and hemicellulose in wood cell wall as well as the role of the reducing ends in cellulose thermal degradation. PMID:26717548

  11. Mesoporous materials as catalysts for the production of chemicals: Synthesis of alkyl glucosides on MCM-41

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    Climent, M.J.; Corma, A.; Iborra, S.; Miquel, S.; Primo, J.; Rey, F.

    1999-04-01

    The synthesis of alkylglucosides from glucose and n-butanol has been carried out successfully on Al-MCM-41 mesoporous materials. The influence of the chemical composition (Si/Al) and pore dimensions on activity and selectivity has been studied. It has been found that a higher concentration of acid sites does not guarantee a better catalytic performance, and the adsorption-desorption properties of the material play a determinant role in this reaction where the two reactants and the product have very different polarities. On the other hand, in the range of pore sizes studied here, the larger the diameter of the pore at the same level of Al contents, the more active is the final catalyst. The catalyst loses activity during the process due to the presence of strongly adsorbed molecules. Soxhlet extraction by methanol followed by water does not recover all the initial activity but produces a loss of crystallinity. However, the catalyst could be fully generated by calcination in air at 773 K.

  12. Prevention of UV-induced carcinogenesis by cyanidin-3-glucoside | Division of Cancer Prevention

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    Skip to main content Division of Cancer Prevention Search form Search Main menu Home Major Programs Research Networks Map Alliance of Glycobiologists for Detection of Cancer Barrett's Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet) Cancer Prevention

  13. Treatment of Xerosis with a Topical Formulation Containing Glyceryl Glucoside, Natural Moisturizing Factors, and Ceramide

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    Kausch, Martina; Rippke, Frank; Schoelermann, Andrea M.; Filbry, Alexander W.

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To assess the effects of Light Formulation, an oil-in-water emulsion, and Rich Formulation, a water-in-oil emulsion, for the treatment of xerosis. Design: Two double-blind, vehicle-controlled trials (both formulations); a double-blind, randomized regression study (Rich Formulation); and a single-blind tolerability study (Light Formulation). The two formulations were applied twice daily for two weeks, for five days in the regression study, and twice daily for two weeks in the tolerability study. Setting: Studies were conducted during winter in Hamburg, Germany. Participants: A total of 169 subjects were enrolled and 154 completed the studies. The majority were between 50 and 80 years of age, women, all with very dry skin. One withdrew because of an incompatibility reaction that reoccurred with the subject's own body lotion after sun exposure. Measurements: Skin hydration and skin barrier function with both formulations over two weeks, long-term moisturization effect after discontinuation of Rich Formulation, and symptom improvement and skin tolerability with Light Formulation. Results: Vehicle-controlled studies of Light and Rich Formulations demonstrated significantly improved hydration at Weeks 1 and 2 versus the untreated site and vehicles, and significantly reduced transepidermal water loss versus untreated site and basic vehicle. Both products significantly decreased visible dryness and tactile roughness. In the regression study, Rich Formulation maintained significant moisturization six days after treatment discontinuation. Light Formulation reduced symptoms of itching, burning, tightness, tingling, and feeling of dryness. Conclusion: These formulations represent a new approach for the treatment of xerosis by addressing multiple key deficiencies in skin hydration. PMID:22916312

  14. Effect of water content on the acid-base equilibrium of cyanidin-3-glucoside.

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    Coutinho, Isabel B; Freitas, Adilson; Maçanita, António L; Lima, J C

    2015-04-01

    Laser Flash Photolysis was employed to measure the deprotonation and reprotonation rate constants of cyanidin 3-monoglucoside (kuromanin) in water/methanol mixtures. It was found that the deprotonation rate constant kd decreases with decreasing water content, reflecting the lack of free water molecules around kuromanin, which may accommodate and stabilize the outgoing protons. On the other hand, the reprotonation rate constant, kp, increases with the decrease in water concentration from a value of kp = 2 × 10(10) l mol(-1) s(-1) in water up to kp = 6 × 10(10) l mol(-1) s(-1) at 5.6M water concentration in the mixture. The higher value of kp at lower water concentrations reflects the fact that the proton is not freely escaping the solvation shell of the molecule. The deprotonation rate constant decreases with decreasing water content, reflecting the lack of free water molecules around kuromanin that can accommodate the outgoing protons. Overall, the acidity constant of the flavylium cation decreases with the decrease in water concentration from pKa values of 3.8 in water to approximately 4.8 in water-depleted media, thus shifting the equilibrium towards the red-coloured form, AH(+), at low water contents. The presence, or lack, of water, will affect the colour shade (red to blue) of kuromanin. This is relevant for its role as an intrinsic food component and as a food pigment additive (E163). PMID:25442581

  15. ABC transporter functions as a pacemaker for sequestration of plant glucosides in leaf beetles.

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    Strauss, Anja S; Peters, Sven; Boland, Wilhelm; Burse, Antje

    2013-01-01

    Plant-herbivore interactions dominate the planet's terrestrial ecology. When it comes to host-plant specialization, insects are among the most versatile evolutionary innovators, able to disarm multiple chemical plant defenses. Sequestration is a widespread strategy to detoxify noxious metabolites, frequently for the insect's own benefit against predation. In this study, we describe the broad-spectrum ATP-binding cassette transporter CpMRP of the poplar leaf beetle, Chrysomela populi as the first candidate involved in the sequestration of phytochemicals in insects. CpMRP acts in the defensive glands of the larvae as a pacemaker for the irreversible shuttling of pre-selected metabolites from the hemolymph into defensive secretions. Silencing CpMRP in vivo creates a defenseless phenotype, indicating its role in the secretion process is crucial. In the defensive glands of related leaf beetle species, we identified sequences similar to CpMRP and assume therefore that exocrine gland-based defensive strategies, evolved by these insects to repel their enemies, rely on ABC transporters as a key element. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.01096.001. PMID:24302568

  16. Antitubercular resorcinol analogs and benzenoid C-glucoside from the roots of Ardisia cornudentata.

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    Chang, Chun-Po; Chang, Hsun-Shuo; Peng, Chien-Fang; Lee, Shiow-Ju; Chen, Ih-Sheng

    2011-01-01

    Bioassay-guided fractionation of the roots of Ardisia cornudentata Mez (Myrsinaceae) led to the isolation of three new compounds, 3-methoxy-2-methyl-5-pentylphenol (1), 3-methoxy-2-methyl-5-(1'-ketopentyl)phenol (2), and cornudoside (3), together with twenty-six known compounds. Their structures were elucidated by analysis of spectroscopic data. Thirteen of these isolates, 1, 2, 4- 6, 9- 15, and 21 showed antitubercular activities against Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37R (V) IN VITRO, with MIC values of 2.5-60 g/mL. Two alkyl benzoquinones, ardisianone (7) and cornudentanone ( 8), were reported for their selective cytotoxic activity against the NCI-H460 cancer cell line (IC (50) values of 2.3, 2.5 g/mL). PMID:20607650

  17. Molecular Modeling Studies of Thiophenyl C-Aryl Glucoside SGLT2 Inhibitors as Potential Antidiabetic Agents

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    Sharma, Mukesh C.; Sharma, Smita

    2014-01-01

    A QSAR study on thiophenyl derivatives as SGLT2 inhibitors as potential antidiabetic agents was performed with thirty-three compounds. Comparison of the obtained results indicated the superiority of the genetic algorithm over the simulated annealing and stepwise forward-backward variable method for feature selection. The best 2D QSAR model showed satisfactory statistical parameters for the data set (r2 = 0.8499, q2 = 0.8267, and pred_r2 = 0.7729) with four descriptors describing the nature of substituent groups and the environment of the substitution site. Evaluation of the model implied that electron-rich substitution position improves the inhibitory activity. The good predictive 3D-QSAR models by k-nearest neighbor (kNN) method for molecular field analysis (MFA) have cross-validated coefficient q2 value of 0.7663 and predicted r2 value of 0.7386. The results have showed that thiophenyl groups are necessary for activity and halogen, bulky, and less bulky groups in thiophenyl nucleus enhanced the biological activity. These studies are promising for the development of novel SGLT2 inhibitor, which may have potent antidiabetic activity. PMID:25574393

  18. Role of 5-HT2 receptors in diabetes: Swertiamarin seco-iridoid glycoside might be a possible 5-HT2 receptor modulator.

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    Sonawane, Rakesh Deelip; Deore, Vijaykumar B; Patil, Savita D; Patil, Chandragouda R; Surana, Sanjay J; Goyal, Ramesh K

    2015-05-15

    In the present review, we are focusing on modulators of 5-HT2 receptors, swertiamarin and their role in diabetes. These drugs possess both central and peripheral actions in various animal models of depression, diabetes and obesity. Swertiamarin and 5-HT2 antagonist are reported antidepressant, hypolipidemic and beneficial in peripheral vasculopathy. In contrast to this, 5-HT2C selective agonist decreases hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia and insulin secretogogue by action. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are known antidepressant having weight gain as an adverse effect. Swertiamarin has similar pharmacological actions as 5-HT2 antagonist and 5-HT2C selective agonist. This warrants that swertiamarin might modulate 5-HT2 receptors rather than affecting the uptake of serotonin. In the light of present investigation, the mechanism of these drugs can correlate the role of central and peripheral 5-HT2 receptors in diabetes. PMID:25708274

  19. Biotransformation and metabolic profile of catalpol with human intestinal microflora by ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry.

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    Tao, Jin-Hua; Zhao, Min; Wang, Dong-Geng; Yang, Chi; Du, Le-Yue; Qiu, Wen-Qian; Jiang, Shu

    2016-01-15

    Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been used in clinical practice for thousands of years. Catalpol, an iridoid glucoside, abundantly found in the root of the common used herb medicine Rehmannia glutinosa Libosch, has been reported to show various biological effects and pharmacological activities. After oral administration, the active ingredient might have interactions with the intestinal bacteria, which could help unravel how the medicine was processed in vivo. In this work, different pure bacteria from healthy human feces were isolated and used to bioconvert catalpol. Ultra performance liquid chromatography/quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UPLC-Q-TOF/MS) technique combined with Metabolynx(™) software was applied to analyze catalpol metabolites. Compared with blank samples, parent compound (M0) and four metabolites (M1-M4) were detected and tentatively identified based on the characteristics of their protonated ions. The metabolites were likely to be: catalpol aglycone (M1), acetylated catalpol (M2), dimethylated and hydroxylated catalpol aglycone (M3), nitrogen-containing catalpol aglycone (M4). M1 and M4 were generated in the majority of the samples like Bacteroides sp. 45. M3 was obtained in several bacterial samples like Enterococcus sp. 8-2 and M2 was detected only in the sample of Enterococcus sp. 43-1. To our knowledge, the metabolic routes and metabolites of catalpol produced by human intestinal bacteria were all firstly reported. PMID:26741989

  20. Specioside ameliorates oxidative stress and promotes longevity in Caenorhabditis elegans.

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    Asthana, Jyotsna; Yadav, A K; Pant, Aakanksha; Pandey, Swapnil; Gupta, M M; Pandey, Rakesh

    2015-03-01

    Specioside (6-O-coumaroylcatalpol) is an iridoid glucoside which possesses multifunctional activities viz. analgesic, antidyspeptic, astringent, liver stimulating and wound healing properties. The present study for the first time delineates stress alleviating and lifespan prolonging action of specioside (SPC), isolated from Stereospermum suaveolens in the free living, multicellular nematode model Caenorhabditis elegans. A strong correlation between lifespan extension and stress modulation in adult worms was established in a dose dependent manner. The dietary intake of this phytomolecule elevated juglone induced oxidative and heat induced thermal stress tolerance in C. elegans. On evaluation, it was found that 25 ?M dose of SPC significantly extended lifespan by 15.47% (P?0.0001) with reduction in stress level. Furthermore, SPC enhanced mean survival in mev-1 mutant suggesting its oxidative stress reducing potential. Furthermore, SPC augmented stress modulatory enzymes superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT) level in C. elegans. Altogether, these findings broaden current perspectives concerning stress alleviating potentials of SPC and have implications in development of therapeutics for curing age related disorders. PMID:25619942

  1. Catalpol ameliorates sodium taurocholate-induced acute pancreatitis in rats via inhibiting activation of nuclear factor kappa B.

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    Xiao, Wen Qin; Yin, Guo Jian; Fan, Yu Ting; Qiu, Lei; Cang, Xiao Feng; Yu, Ge; Hu, Yan Ling; Xing, Miao; Wu, De Qing; Wang, Xing Peng; Hu, Guo Yong; Wan, Rong

    2014-01-01

    Catalpol, an iridoid glucoside extracted from the traditional Chinese herbal medicine, Rehmannia glutinosa, is reported to exert neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and anti-apoptotic effects. The main aim of the present study was to investigate whether catalpol ameliorates experimental acute pancreatitis (AP) induced by sodium taurocholate (STC). AP was induced in rats via retrograde injection of 4% STC (0.1 mL/100 g) into the biliopancreatic duct. Rats were pre-treated with saline or catalpol (50 mg/kg) 2 h before STC injection. At 12, 24 and 48 h after injection, the severity of AP was evaluated using biochemical and morphological analyses. Pretreatment with catalpol led to a significant reduction in serum amylase and lipase activities, pancreatic histological damage, myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity, interleukin (IL)-1?, IL-6 and TNF-? levels, and activation of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-?B). Moreover, administration of catalpol increased the viability of pancreatic acinar cells and inhibited NF-?B expression in vitro. Our results collectively support the potential of catalpol as a highly effective therapeutic agent for treatment of AP. PMID:25000266

  2. Catalpol Ameliorates Sodium Taurocholate-Induced Acute Pancreatitis in Rats via Inhibiting Activation of Nuclear Factor Kappa B

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    Xiao, Wen Qin; Yin, Guo Jian; Fan, Yu Ting; Qiu, Lei; Cang, Xiao Feng; Yu, Ge; Hu, Yan Ling; Xing, Miao; Wu, De Qing; Wang, Xing Peng; Hu, Guo Yong; Wan, Rong

    2014-01-01

    Catalpol, an iridoid glucoside extracted from the traditional Chinese herbal medicine, Rehmannia glutinosa, is reported to exert neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and anti-apoptotic effects. The main aim of the present study was to investigate whether catalpol ameliorates experimental acute pancreatitis (AP) induced by sodium taurocholate (STC). AP was induced in rats via retrograde injection of 4% STC (0.1 mL/100 g) into the biliopancreatic duct. Rats were pre-treated with saline or catalpol (50 mg/kg) 2 h before STC injection. At 12, 24 and 48 h after injection, the severity of AP was evaluated using biochemical and morphological analyses. Pretreatment with catalpol led to a significant reduction in serum amylase and lipase activities, pancreatic histological damage, myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity, interleukin (IL)-1?, IL-6 and TNF-? levels, and activation of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-?B). Moreover, administration of catalpol increased the viability of pancreatic acinar cells and inhibited NF-?B expression in vitro. Our results collectively support the potential of catalpol as a highly effective therapeutic agent for treatment of AP. PMID:25000266

  3. Antidiabetic compounds from Sarracenia purpurea used traditionally by the Eeyou Istchee Cree First Nation.

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    Muhammad, Asim; Guerrero-Analco, Jose A; Martineau, Louis C; Musallam, Lina; Madiraju, Padma; Nachar, Abir; Saleem, Ammar; Haddad, Pierre S; Arnason, John T

    2012-07-27

    Through ethnobotanical surveys, the CIHR Team in Aboriginal Antidiabetic Medicines identified 17 boreal forest plants stemming from the pharmacopeia of the Cree First Nations of Eeyou Istchee (James Bay region of Northern Quebec) that were used traditionally against diabetes symptoms. The leaves of Sarracenia purpurea (pitcher plant), one of the identified Cree plants, exhibited marked antidiabetic activity in vitro by stimulating glucose uptake in C2C12 mouse muscle cells and by reducing glucose production in H4IIE rat liver cells. Fractionation guided by glucose uptake in C2C12 cells resulted in the isolation of 11 compounds from this plant extract, including a new phenolic glycoside, flavonoid glycosides, and iridoids. Compounds 6 (isorhamnetin-3-O-glucoside), 8 [kaempferol-3-O-(6″-caffeoylglucoside], and 11 (quercetin-3-O-galactoside) potentiated glucose uptake in vitro, which suggests they represent active principles of S. purpurea (EC(50) values of 18.5, 13.8, and 60.5 μM, respectively). This is the first report of potentiation of glucose uptake by compounds 6 and 8, while compound 11 (isolated from Vaccinium vitis) was previously shown to enhance glucose uptake. Treatment of H4IIE liver cells with the new compound 1, 6'-O-caffeoylgoodyeroside, decreased hepatic glucose production by reducing glucose-6-phosphatase enzymatic activity (IC(50) = 13.6 μM), which would contribute to lowering glycemia and to the antidiabetic potential of S. purpurea. PMID:22738356

  4. Rapid quantitative analysis of adulterant Lonicera species in preparations of Lonicerae Japonicae Flos.

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    Zhang, Xiao; Guo, Qing; Yu, Boyang

    2015-12-01

    Lonicerae Japonicae Flos is often adulterated with Lonicerae Flos, which is derived from the other four Lonicera species, in both the crude drug and Lonicerae Japonicae Flos preparations. We proposed a methodology for the quantitative analysis of adulterant Lonicerae Flos in Lonicerae Japonicae Flos preparations. Taking macranthoidins A, B, dipsacoside B (saponins), sweroside (iridoids), and luteolin-7-O-d-glucoside (flavonoids) as markers, a method of ultra high performance liquid chromatography with triple quadrupole mass spectrometry was employed to determine their amounts in Lonicerae Flos, Lonicerae Japonicae Flos, and Lonicerae Japonicae Flos preparations. The proportion of adulterant Lonicerae Flos in Lonicerae Japonicae Flos preparations was estimated based on the saponin contents of Lonicerae Japonicae Flos and Lonicerae Flos. All analytes separated under isocratic elution in 12 min with acceptable linearity, precision, repeatability, and accuracy. Lonicerae Japonicae Flos was easily distinguished from Lonicerae Flos by the total amount of saponins (0.067 and > 45.8 mg/g for Lonicerae Japonicae Flos and Lonicerae Flos, respectively). Eighteen of twenty one Lonicerae Japonicae Flos preparation samples were adulterated with Lonicerae Flos in proportions of 11.3-100%. The developed ultra high performance liquid chromatography with triple quadrupole mass spectrometry method could be used for the identification of Lonicerae Japonicae Flos and the four species of Lonicerae Flos and for the analysis of Lonicerae Japonicae Flos preparations adulterated with Lonicerae Flos. PMID:26420337

  5. Nano-liquid chromatography coupled to time-of-flight mass spectrometry for phenolic profiling: a case study in cranberry syrups.

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    Contreras, Mara del Mar; Arrez-Romn, David; Fernndez-Gutirrez, Alberto; Segura-Carretero, Antonio

    2015-01-01

    A new method based on nano-liquid chromatography coupled to time-of-flight mass spectrometry (nano-LC-TOF-MS) using lock-mass calibration was developed to facilitate the accurate and routine characterization and quantification of phenolic compounds. Thus, it was applied to study cranberry syrups, in which, using negative ionization mode, a total of nine phenolic compounds were unequivocally identified using standards and 38 tentatively taking into account their retention time, accurate mass (errors<5 ppm) data and isotope pattern, as well as literature. Among them, 13 compounds, belonging to flavonols and iridoids conjugated with phenolic acids, were reported for first time in cranberry or cranberry based-products. The analytical method was also validated using chlorogenic acid, p-coumaric acid, (+)-catechin, (-)-epicatechin, procyanidin A2, quercetin 3-O-glucoside, quercetin 3-O-rhamnoside, quercetin, and myricetin standards. In this way, the analytical method showed adequate linearity, with R(2) above 0.99, and acceptable values of intra- and inter-day repeatability of the retention time and peak area. The detection limits and quantification were between 1.0-15.6 ng mL(-1) and 2.0-62.5 ng mL(-1), respectively. The method can be extended to characterize phenolic compounds in other food and plant matrices, and as well biological samples. PMID:25476399

  6. Catalpol protects mesencephalic neurons against MPTP induced neurotoxicity via attenuation of mitochondrial dysfunction and MAO-B activity.

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    Bi, Jing; Wang, Xiao-Bo; Chen, Lei; Hao, Shuang; An, Li-Jia; Jiang, Bo; Guo, Lei

    2008-12-01

    Catalpol, an iridoid glucoside, separated from the root of Rehmannia glutinosa Libosch, has been known to show various neuroprotective effects. In humans and rodents, MPTP is well known to produce clinical, biochemical and neurochemical changes similar to those which occur in Parkinson's disease (PD). Furthermore, the accumulated evidence suggests that MPP(+), conversed by monoamine oxidase type B (MAO-B) in astrocytes principally, is the active metabolite of MPTP and the major cause to PD associated with mitochondrial dysfunction. In this study, we treated mesencephalic neuron-astrocyte and astrocytes cultures with MPTP (0.05 mM) respectively to investigate the neuroprotective effects of catalpol and the underlying protective mechanisms. Our results showed that pre-treatment with catalpol (0.5mM) for 1h prior to MPTP treatment attenuated mitochondrial dysfunction not only by reversing the activity of mitochondrial complex I, mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP), intracellular Ca(2+) level, and ROS accumulation as well as mitochondrial permeability transition (MPT) pore opening in mesencephalic neuron-astrocyte cultures, but also inhibiting MAO-B activity to protect neurons from more MPP(+) toxicity produced in astrocytes. Together, all of these indicated that catalpol possesses potent neuroprotective activity and may be a potential anti-PD drug worthy for further study. PMID:18840519

  7. Transglucosylation of ascorbic acid to ascorbic acid 2-glucoside by a recombinant sucrose phosphorylase from Bifidobacterium longum.

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    Kwon, Taeyeon; Kim, Cheong Tae; Lee, Jong-Hoon

    2007-04-01

    A novel transglycosylation reaction from sucrose to L-ascorbic acid by a recombinant sucrose phosphorylase from Bifidobacterium longum was used to produce a stable L-ascorbic acid derivative. The major product was detected by HPLC, and confirmed to be 2-O-alpha-D-glucopyranosyl-L-ascorbic acid by LC-MS/MS analysis. PMID:17216298

  8. Flavone C-glucosides responsible for yellow pigmentation induced by low temperature in bracts of Zantedeschia aethiopica.

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    Nakayama, Masayoshi; Koshioka, Masaji; Kondo, Tadao; Imizu, Kiyotoshi

    2015-03-01

    We aimed to identify the main compounds responsible for low temperature-induced yellow pigmentation of the bracts of Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Wedding March'. On the basis of the area ratios estimated from absorbance at 400 nm in HPLC analyses, we identified two flavonoids, isoorientin and swertiajaponin, as such compounds. We also identified two additional flavonoids, isovitexin and swertisin, which do not contribute considerably to the yellow pigmentation. Flavonoids of Zantedeschia bracts seem to belong to the class of flavone C-glycosides. PMID:25924520

  9. Developing transgenic wheat and barley that exhibit resistance to Fusarium graminearum via glucoside conjugation of trichothecene mycotoxins

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    Fusarium graminearum infection of wheat and barley results in production of trichothecene mycotoxins including deoxynivalenol (DON) and nivalenol (NIV). These mycotoxins result in increased fungal virulence and reduce grain quality. Numerous transcriptomic studies have been conducted by our lab on t...

  10. Neutral Loss Ion Mapping Experiment Combined with Precursor Mass List and Dynamic Exclusion for Screening Unstable Malonyl Glucoside Conjugates

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    Yang, Min; Zhou, Zhe; Yao, Shuai; Li, Shangrong; Yang, Wenzhi; Jiang, Baohong; Liu, Xuan; Wu, Wanying; Qv, Hua; Guo, De-an

    2016-01-01

    Malonates are one type of the acylation conjugates and found abundantly in ginseng and soybean. Malonyl conjugates of ginsenosides and isoflavone glycosides were often considered as the characteristic components to evaluate various species and different forms of ginseng and soybean products because of their thermal instability. Another famous isoflavonoid-rich leguminous traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), named Puerarin lobata (Gegen), has also been reported to contain malonyl daidzin and malonyl genistin. However, the conjugates were found to present in very low amount and particularly unstable in the negative ion mode scan using LTQ Orbitrap mass spectrometry with electrospray ionization (ESI). In order to screen and characterize the malonyl conjugates in Gegen, a specific method was designed and developed combining neutral loss ion mapping (NLIM) experiment and precursor mass list (PL) triggered data dependent acquisition (DDA). Along with the activation of dynamic exclusion (DE), the method was proven to be specific and efficient for searching the malonate derivatives from Gegen. Two samples were examined by the established method. A total of 66 compounds were found, and 43 of them were malonates of isoflavone glycoside. Very few compounds were reported previously in Gegen. The results are helpful to understand the constituents of Gegen with more insight. The study not only provided a method for analyzing the malonyl conjugates from complex matrices but also explored a way to trace other low amount components in TCMs.

  11. Neutral Loss Ion Mapping Experiment Combined with Precursor Mass List and Dynamic Exclusion for Screening Unstable Malonyl Glucoside Conjugates.

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    Yang, Min; Zhou, Zhe; Yao, Shuai; Li, Shangrong; Yang, Wenzhi; Jiang, Baohong; Liu, Xuan; Wu, Wanying; Qv, Hua; Guo, De-An

    2016-01-01

    Malonates are one type of the acylation conjugates and found abundantly in ginseng and soybean. Malonyl conjugates of ginsenosides and isoflavone glycosides were often considered as the characteristic components to evaluate various species and different forms of ginseng and soybean products because of their thermal instability. Another famous isoflavonoid-rich leguminous traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), named Puerarin lobata (Gegen), has also been reported to contain malonyl daidzin and malonyl genistin. However, the conjugates were found to present in very low amount and particularly unstable in the negative ion mode scan using LTQ Orbitrap mass spectrometry with electrospray ionization (ESI). In order to screen and characterize the malonyl conjugates in Gegen, a specific method was designed and developed combining neutral loss ion mapping (NLIM) experiment and precursor mass list (PL) triggered data dependent acquisition (DDA). Along with the activation of dynamic exclusion (DE), the method was proven to be specific and efficient for searching the malonate derivatives from Gegen. Two samples were examined by the established method. A total of 66 compounds were found, and 43 of them were malonates of isoflavone glycoside. Very few compounds were reported previously in Gegen. The results are helpful to understand the constituents of Gegen with more insight. The study not only provided a method for analyzing the malonyl conjugates from complex matrices but also explored a way to trace other low amount components in TCMs. Graphical Abstract ?. PMID:26334988

  12. A novel direct screening method for alkyl glucoside production by glucosidases expressed in E. coli in 96-well plates.

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    Grber, Martin; Andersson, Mats; Rundbck, Fabian; Pozzo, Tania; Karlsson, Eva Nordberg; Adlercreutz, Patrick

    2010-01-15

    The present work describes the development of a novel direct screening method, assayed in 96-well format, for evaluation of enzymatic alkyl glycoside production in a hexanol-water two-phase system. Alkyl glycosides are surfactants with a range of applications and with good biodegradability and low toxicity. Enzymatic synthesis makes it possible to prepare beta-d-glucopyranosides with high purity. In the developed screening assay, hexyl-beta-d-glucopyranoside was chosen as a model product to be synthesised by reversed hydrolysis in a water-hexanol two-phase system. In a first step the model product is produced by glucosidases expressed in E. coli cells in 96-deep-well plates. After phase separation, the hexyl-beta-d-glucopyranoside in the organic phase is degraded enzymatically and the released glucose detected spectrophotometrically at 405nm utilizing peroxidase/glucose oxidase, and the reagent 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulphonic acid) (ABTS). The aqueous phase is used to monitor hydrolysis of p-NPG at 405nm, allowing use of a ratio of the two assays to compensate for expression differences. The complete method was used for comparison of two different beta-glucosidases, classified under glycoside hydrolase family 1 and 3, respectively, showing a significant difference in their ability to synthesise hexyl-beta-d-glucopyranoside by reversed hydrolysis. PMID:19914310

  13. Neutral Loss Ion Mapping Experiment Combined with Precursor Mass List and Dynamic Exclusion for Screening Unstable Malonyl Glucoside Conjugates

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    Yang, Min; Zhou, Zhe; Yao, Shuai; Li, Shangrong; Yang, Wenzhi; Jiang, Baohong; Liu, Xuan; Wu, Wanying; Qv, Hua; Guo, De-an

    2015-09-01

    Malonates are one type of the acylation conjugates and found abundantly in ginseng and soybean. Malonyl conjugates of ginsenosides and isoflavone glycosides were often considered as the characteristic components to evaluate various species and different forms of ginseng and soybean products because of their thermal instability. Another famous isoflavonoid-rich leguminous traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), named Puerarin lobata (Gegen), has also been reported to contain malonyl daidzin and malonyl genistin. However, the conjugates were found to present in very low amount and particularly unstable in the negative ion mode scan using LTQ Orbitrap mass spectrometry with electrospray ionization (ESI). In order to screen and characterize the malonyl conjugates in Gegen, a specific method was designed and developed combining neutral loss ion mapping (NLIM) experiment and precursor mass list (PL) triggered data dependent acquisition (DDA). Along with the activation of dynamic exclusion (DE), the method was proven to be specific and efficient for searching the malonate derivatives from Gegen. Two samples were examined by the established method. A total of 66 compounds were found, and 43 of them were malonates of isoflavone glycoside. Very few compounds were reported previously in Gegen. The results are helpful to understand the constituents of Gegen with more insight. The study not only provided a method for analyzing the malonyl conjugates from complex matrices but also explored a way to trace other low amount components in TCMs.

  14. Characterization of Microemulsion Systems Formed by a Mixed 1,3-Dioxolane Ethoxylate / Octyl Glucoside Surfactant System

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    Alkhatib, Mayson H; Hayes, Douglas G; Urban, Volker S

    2009-01-01

    The phase behavior of microemulsion systems containing water (or 1.0 wt% NaCl{sub aq}), isooctane, and the binary surfactant system consisting of n-octyl-{beta}-D-glucopyranoside, C{sub 8}{beta}G{sub 1}, and the acid-cleavable alkyl ethoxylate, 4-CH{sub 3}O (CH{sub 2}CH{sub 2}O){sub 7.2}, 2-(CH{sub 2}){sub 12}CH{sub 3}, 2-(CH{sub 2})CH{sub 3}, 1,3-dioxolane, or 'cyclic ketal' ('CK-2,13'), was determined. Large temperature-insensitive one, two, and three-phase microemulsion-phase regions were obtained when equal masses of the two surfactants were employed, suggesting that C{sub 8}{beta}G{sub 1} reduces the temperature sensitivity of CK-2,13's ethoxylate group. Addition of C{sub 8}{beta}G{sub 1} to CK-2,13 greatly improves the latter's low efficiency, evidenced by the formation of a three-phase microemulsion system for surfactant concentrations at low fractions of total surfactants for systems with equal mass ratios of water to oil and CK-2,13 to C{sub 8}{beta}G{sub 1}. Analysis of the phase diagrams also suggests that CK-2,13 and C{sub 8}{beta}G{sub 1} impart hydrophobic and hydrophilic character, respectively, to the surfactant mixture, and that addition of salt further increases the hydrophilicity of C{sub 8}{beta}G{sub 1}, presumably because of the salting-in of the latter. Analysis of small-angle neutron scattering data revealed that the mixed surfactant system formed spherical oil-in-water microemulsions, and that increasing the CK-2,13 fraction among the surfactants reduced the critical microemulsion concentration but slightly increased the nanodroplet size.

  15. An on-line method for pressurized hot water extraction and enzymatic hydrolysis of quercetin glucosides from onions.

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    Lindahl, Sofia; Liu, Jiayin; Khan, Samiullah; Karlsson, Eva Nordberg; Turner, Charlotta

    2013-06-27

    A novel environmentally sound continuous-flow hot water extraction and enzymatic hydrolysis method for determination of quercetin in onion raw materials was successfully constructed using a stepwise optimization approach. In the first step, enzymatic hydrolysis of quercetin-3,4'-diglucoside to quercetin was optimized using a three level central composite design considering temperature (75-95°C), pH (3-6) and volume concentration of ethanol (5-15%). The enzyme used was a thermostable β-glucosidase variant (termed TnBgl1A_N221S/P342L) covalently immobilized on either of two acrylic support-materials (Eupergit(®) C 250L or monolithic cryogel). Optimal reaction conditions were irrespective of support 84°C, 5% ethanol and pH 5.5, and at these conditions, no significant loss of enzyme activity was observed during 72 h of use. In a second step, hot water extractions from chopped yellow onions, run at the optimal temperature for hydrolysis, were optimized in a two level design with respect to pH (2.6 and 5.5), ethanol concentration (0 and 5%) and flow rate (1 and 3 mL min(-1)) Obtained results showed that the total quercetin extraction yield was 1.7 times higher using a flow rate of 3 mL min(-1) (extraction time 90 min), compared to a flow rate of 1 mL min(-1) (extraction time 240 min). Presence of 5% ethanol was favorable for the extraction yield, while a further decrease in pH was not, not even for the extraction step alone. Finally, the complete continuous flow method (84°C, 5% ethanol, pH 5.5, 3 mL min(-1)) was used to extract quercetin from yellow, red and shallot onions and resulted in higher or similar yield (e.g. 8.4±0.7 μmol g(-1) fresh weight yellow onion) compared to a conventional batch extraction method using methanol as extraction solvent. PMID:23764443

  16. Modification of mortality and tumorigenesis by tocopherol-mono-glucoside (TMG) administered after X irradiation in mice and rats.

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    Ueno, Megumi; Inano, Hiroshi; Onoda, Makoto; Murase, Hironobu; Ikota, Nobuo; Kagiya, Tsutomu V; Anzai, Kazunori

    2009-10-01

    The effects of TMG [2-(alpha-d-glucopyranosyl) methyl-2,5,7,8-tetramethylchroman-6-ol], a water-soluble vitamin E derivative, administered after irradiation on the mortality of X-irradiated mice and on the development of tumors in the mammary and pituitary glands in rats were investigated. When TMG (650 mg/kg) was administered intraperitoneally (i.p.) to C3H mice immediately after whole-body exposure to 7 Gy radiation, the 30-day survival was significantly higher than that of the control mice. The i.p. administration of TMG at 4 h after irradiation significantly improved survival compared to that of the controls, but administration 8 h after irradiation did not have a significant effect. Subcutaneous administration of TMG immediately after irradiation also decreased mortality significantly. When dams of lactating Wister rats were exposed to 1.5 Gy of X rays at day 21 after parturition and were then treated with diethylstilbestrol as a tumor promoter, the incidence of mammary tumors and pituitary tumors was increased compared to that in the nonirradiated control group. The administration of TMG (600 mg/kg, i.p.) after irradiation significantly reduced the incidence of mammary tumors and pituitary tumors. The number of rats that were free of both mammary and pituitary gland tumors was enhanced fourfold by TMG. These results suggest that TMG is effective in preventing radiation-induced bone marrow death in mice and in reducing mammary and pituitary tumors in rats even when it is administered after irradiation. PMID:19772473

  17. Hydrolysis of a naturally occurring beta-glucoside by a broad-specificity beta-glucosidase from liver.

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    LaMarco, K L; Glew, R H

    1986-01-01

    We have isolated from guinea-pig liver a broad-specificity beta-glucosidase of unknown function that utilizes as its substrate non-physiological aryl glycosides (e.g. 4-methylumbelliferyl beta-D-glucopyranoside, p-nitrophenyl beta-D-glucopyranoside). The present paper documents that this enzyme can be inhibited by various naturally occurring glycosides, including L-picein, dhurrin and glucocheirolin. In addition, L-picein, which acts as a competitive inhibitor of the broad-specificity beta-glucosidase (Ki 0.65 mM), is also a substrate for this enzyme (Km 0.63 mM; Vmax. 277,000 units/mg). Heat-denaturation, kinetic competition studies, chromatographic properties and pH optima all argue strongly that the broad-specificity beta-glucosidase is responsible for the hydrolysis of both the non-physiological aryl glycosides and L-picein. This paper demonstrates that beta-glucosidase can catalyse the hydrolysis of a natural glycoside, and may provide a key to understanding the function of this enigmatic enzyme. A possible role in the metabolism of xenobiotic compounds is discussed. PMID:3099756

  18. Catalpol preserves neural function and attenuates the pathology of Alzheimer's disease in mice.

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    Huang, Jin-Zhong; Wu, Jian; Xiang, Shoukui; Sheng, Shiying; Jiang, Ying; Yang, Zhilong; Hua, Fei

    2016-01-01

    Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia and there currently are no effective treatment strategies available. Catalpol is an iridoid glucoside, and large quantities can be isolated from the genus Rehmannia (Orobanchaceae). The present study assessed whether catalpol had any protective effects against Alzheimer's disease using a murine model. Reactive oxygen species (ROS)-associated enzymes as well as soluble A?40 and A?42 were detected using kits. Thioflavin?S staining was performed to detect senile plaques and reverse-transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction was used to assess iroquois homeobox protein3 (IRX3) and obesity?associated genes, while western blot analysis was used for ??secretase1 (BACE1), insulin?degrading enzyme (IDE) and neprilysin (NEP) detection. The Morris water maze was used to detect the learning ability and spatial memory. The results revealed that catalpol was able to reduce the oxidative stress in the cerebral cortex by regulating the activities and concentration of ROS?associated enzymes superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase and catalase, however not malondialdehyde. Catalpol was also identified to be able to reduce the levels of soluble A?40 and A?42 in the cerebral cortex and thus inhibit the formation of senile plaques. These effects were observed to be regulated by IDE, however not by BACE1 or NEP. It is suggested that catalpol is not capable of directly regulating the expression of IRX3 and obesity?associated genes. Subsequent to the treatment with catalpol, impairments in learning and memory were also observed to be relieved using the Morris water maze test. The results of the present study indicate that catalpol may be a potential drug for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as AD. PMID:26531891

  19. Geniposide, from Gardenia jasminoides Ellis, inhibits the inflammatory response in the primary mouse macrophages and mouse models.

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    Fu, Yunhe; Liu, Bo; Liu, Jinhua; Liu, Zhicheng; Liang, Dejie; Li, Fengyang; Li, Depeng; Cao, Yongguo; Zhang, Xichen; Zhang, Naisheng; Yang, Zhengtao

    2012-12-01

    Geniposide, a main iridoid glucoside component of gardenia fruit, has been known to exhibit antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and other important therapeutic activities. The objective of this study was to investigate the protective effects of geniposide on inflammation in lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulated primary mouse macrophages in vitro and LPS induced lung injury model in vivo. The expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines was determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-?B), inhibitory kappa B (I?B?) protein, p38, extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK), c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) and Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) were determined by Western blot. Further analysis was carried out in mTLR4 and mMD-2 co-transfected HEK293 cells. The results showed that geniposide markedly inhibited the LPS-induced TNF-?, IL-6 and IL-1? production both in vitro and in vivo. Geniposide blocked the phosphorylation of I?B?, p65, p38, ERK and JNK in LPS stimulated primary mouse macrophages. Furthermore, geniposide inhibited the expression of TLR4 in LPS stimulated primary mouse macrophages and inhibited the LPS-induced IL-8 production in HEK293-mTLR4/MD-2 cells. In vivo study, it was also observed that geniposide attenuated lung histopathologic changes in the mouse models. These results suggest that geniposide exerts an anti-inflammatory property by down-regulating the expression of TLR4 up-regulated by LPS. Geniposide is highly effective in inhibiting acute lung injury and may be a promising potential therapeutic reagent for acute lung injury treatment. PMID:22878137

  20. Effective 2D-RPLC/RPLC enrichment and separation of micro-components from Hedyotis diffusa Willd. and characterization by using ultra-performance liquid chromatography/quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry.

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    Li, Cunman; Zhao, Yanyan; Guo, Zhimou; Zhang, Xiuli; Xue, Xingya; Liang, Xinmiao

    2014-10-01

    An effective method aiming at enrichment and analysis of micro-components in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) was developed. One fraction (fraction E) from the extract of Hedyotis diffusa Willd. was selected as test sample, which was isolated by using the XAD-4 macroporous resin. To study the micro-components, a two-dimensional reverse-phase liquid chromatography (2D-RPLC/RPLC) method was developed, comprising Click OEG and C18 stationary phases as the first and second dimensions, respectively. Of the eight sub-fractions isolated from the first dimension, three sub-fractions (fractions II-IV) containing micro-components were further separated with the second dimension. The 2D-RPLC/RPLC system was proved to possess high orthogonality. Furthermore, the micro-components were characterized by using ultra-performance liquid chromatography-diode array detector/quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UPLC-DAD/Q-TOF MS) with electrospray ionization (ESI) source. With the optimized separation and characterization method, a large number (>400) of micro-components were enriched and detected from the extracts of H. diffusa Willd., the majority of which has not been isolated from the herb before. Among these isolated micro-components, 38 compounds involving 24 phenylpropanoids, 7 flavonoids and 7 iridoid glucosides (IGs), were identified or tentatively identified from the H. diffusa extracts on the basis of spectral data of the authentic standards and the fragmentation characteristics information available in literatures. The proposed method made it possible to effectively screen and analyze the micro-components in TCMs or other complex natural medicines. PMID:25061712

  1. Geniposide alleviates inflammation by suppressing MeCP2 in mice with carbon tetrachloride-induced acute liver injury and LPS-treated THP-1 cells.

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    Ma, Tao-Tao; Li, Xiao-Feng; Li, Wan-Xia; Yang, Yang; Huang, Cheng; Meng, Xiao-Ming; Zhang, Lei; Li, Jun

    2015-12-01

    Geniposide (GP), an iridoid glucoside extracted from Gardenia jasminoides Ellis fruits, has been used as a herbal medicine to treat liver and gall bladder disorders for many years. However the mechanism of anti-inflammatory is largely unknown. In this study, GP significantly attenuated inflammation in acute liver injury (ALI) mice model and in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced THP-1 cells. It was demonstrated that GP obviously decreased the expression of Methyl-CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2) in vivo and in vitro. Knockdown of MeCP2 with siRNA suppressed the expressions of IL-6 and TNF-?, while over-expression of MeCP2 had a proinflammatory effect on the expression of IL-6 and TNF-? in LPS-induced THP-1 cells. Mechanistically, it was indicated that GP had anti-inflammatory effects at least in part, through suppressing MeCP2. Interestingly, GP could attenuate expressions of Sonic hedgehog (Shh) and GLIS family zinc finger 1 (GLIS1) but increase Ptched1 (PTCH1) expression. Similar findings were also demonstrated at the protein level by siRNA MeCP2. Furthermore, over-expression of MeCP2 obviously increased Shh and GLIS1 expressions but reduced PTCH1 expression. Taken together, GP may serve as an effective modulator of MeCP2-hedgehog pathway (Hh)-axis during the pathogenesis of inflammation. Our findings shed light on the potential therapeutic feature of GP in recovering inflammatory diseases. PMID:26371859

  2. Effects of globularifolin on cell survival, nuclear factor-?B activity, neopterin production, tryptophan breakdown and free radicals in vitro.

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    Sipahi, Hande; Becker, Kathrin; Gostner, Johanna M; Charehsaz, Mohammad; Kirmizibekmez, Hasan; Schennach, Harald; Aydin, Ahmet; Fuchs, Dietmar

    2014-01-01

    The potential effects of globularifolin, an acylated iridoid glucoside, on cell survival, inflammation markers and free radicals scavenging were investigated. Viability assay on human myelomomonocytic cell line THP-1 and human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) using the Cell-Titer Blue assay proved that globularifolin had no toxic effect at the tested concentrations. Conversely, it is proportional to the dose globularifolin increased growth of THP-1 cells (p <0.01). On human PBMC, globularifolin at 6.25 and 12.5 ?M concentrations showed a stimulatory effect, while at 12.5-200 ?M it suppressed response of PBMC to stimulation with phytohemagglutinin (PHA). Globularifolin (50-200 ?M) enhanced neopterin formation dose-dependently, whereas tryptophan breakdown was not influenced. At 50-200 ?M in unstimulated PBMC in THP-1 cells, globularifolin induced a significant expression of nuclear factor-?B (NF-?B) as was quantified by Quanti-Blue assay. By contrast, in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated cells, the higher concentrations of globularifolin suppressed NF-?B expression dose-dependently and a significant decrease was observed at 200 ?M concentration. A positive correlation was found between increased neopterin and NF-?B activity (p <0.01). Similarly, a positive correlation was observed between neopterin levels in mitogen-induced cells and NF-?B activity in LPS-stimulated cells after treatment with globularifolin (p=0.001). The free radical scavenging capacity of globularifolin evaluated by Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) assay showed relative ORAC values of 0.360.05 ?mol Trolox equivalent/?mol. All together, results show that natural antioxidant globularifolin might represent a potential immunomodulatory as well as proliferative agent, which deserves further in vitro and in vivo studies. PMID:24185011

  3. Asperuloside stimulates metabolic function in rats across several organs under high-fat diet conditions, acting like the major ingredient of Eucommia leaves with anti-obesity activity.

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    Fujikawa, Takahiko; Hirata, Tetsuya; Hosoo, Shingo; Nakajima, Kenji; Wada, Atsunori; Yurugi, Yutaka; Soya, Hideaki; Matsui, Takashi; Yamaguchi, Akihiko; Ogata, Masato; Nishibe, Sansei

    2012-01-01

    Eucommia leaves (Eucommia ulmoides Oliver) contain chlorogenic acid (a caffeic acid derivative) and geniposidic acid and asperuloside (ASP), iridoid glucosides used in beverages. We used a metabolic syndrome rat model, produced by feeding a 35% high-fat diet (HFD), to examine potential anti-obesity and anti-metabolic syndrome effects and mechanisms of chronic administration of ASP. These effects were compared with Eucommia leaf extract (ELE), the positive control, which exhibits anti-obesity effects. A total of six rats were studied for 3 months in five groups. ASP suppressed body weight, visceral fat weight, food intake and circulating levels of glucose, insulin and lipids, and increased the plasma adiponectin level in rats on a HFD. These effects are similar to those of ELE, except for the influence on the plasma glucose level. RT-PCR studies showed that ASP (like ELE with known anti-obesity effects) diminished isocitrate dehydrogenase 3?, NADH dehydrogenase flavoprotein 1 (Comp I) mRNA and fatty acid synthase levels (white adipose tissue), increased carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1? and acyl-CoA dehydrogenase, very-long-chain mRNA levels (liver), and increased Glut4, citrate synthase, isocitrate dehydrogenase 3?, succinyl CoA synthase, peroxisomal 3-ketoacyl-CoA thiolase, dihydrolipoamide succinyl transferase and succinate dehydrogenase mRNA levels (skeletal muscle) under HFD conditions. Interestingly, ASP administration resulted in significantly increased mRNA levels of uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1) in the brown adipose tissue of HFD-fed rats; ELE did not affect the expression of UCP1. The increased expression of UCP1 may be negated by many ingredients other than ASP in the ELE. These findings suggest that chronic administration of ASP stimulates anti-obesity and anti-metabolic syndrome activity in HFD-fed rats across several organs, similar to ELE administration; thus, ASP may be an important ingredient of ELE. PMID:25191539

  4. Identification of glucoside and carboxyl-linked glucuronide conjugates of mycophenolic acid in plasma of transplant recipients treated with mycophenolate mofetil

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    Shipkova, Maria; Armstrong, Victor William; Wieland, Eberhard; Niedmann, Paul Dieter; Schtz, Ekkehard; Brenner-Wei, Gerald; Voihsel, Martin; Braun, Felix; Oellerich, Michael

    1999-01-01

    Mycophenolic acid (MPA), is primarily metabolized in the liver to 7-O-MPA-?-glucuronide (MPAG). Using RP-h.p.l.c. we observed three further MPA metabolites, M-1, M-2, M-3, in plasma of transplant recipients on MMF therapy. To obtain information on the structure and source of these metabolites: (A) h.p.l.c. fractions containing either metabolite or MPA were collected and analysed by tandem mass spectrometry; (B) the metabolism of MPA was studied in human liver microsomes in the presence of UDP-glucuronic acid, UDP-glucose or NADPH; (C) hydrolysis of metabolites was investigated using ?-glucosidase, ?-glucuronidase or NaOH; (D) cross-reactivity of each metabolite was tested in an immunoassay for MPA (EMIT). Mass spectrometry of M-1, M-2, MPA and MPAG in the negative ion mode revealed molecular ions of m/z 481, m/z 495, m/z 319 and m/z 495 respectively. Incubation of microsomes with MPA and UDP-glucose produced M-1, with MPA and UDP-glucuronic acid MPAG and M-2 were formed, while with MPA and NADPH, M-3 was observed. ?-Glucosidase hydrolysed M-1 completely. ?-Glucuronidase treatment led to a complete disappearance of MPAG whereas the amount of M-2 was reduced by approximately 30%. Only M-2 was labile to alkaline treatment. M-2 and MPA but not M-1 and MPAG cross-reacted in the EMIT assay. These results suggest that: (i) M-1 is the 7-OH glucose conjugate of MPA; (ii) M-2 is the acyl glucuronide conjugate of MPA; (iii) M-3 is derived from the hepatic CYP450 system. PMID:10204993

  5. The Safety and Pharmacokinetics of Cyanidin-3-Glucoside after 2-Week Administration of Black Bean Seed Coat Extract in Healthy Subjects

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    Jeon, Sangil; Han, Seunghoon; Lee, Jongtae; Hong, Taegon

    2012-01-01

    We analyzed the pharmacokinetics of C3G on data from twelve subjects, after 2-week multiple dosing of black bean (Phaseolus vulgaris, Cheongjakong-3-ho) seed coat extract, using the mixed effect analysis method (NONMEM, Ver. 6.2), as well as the conventional non-compartmental method. We also examined the safety and tolerability. The PK analysis used plasma concentrations of the C3G on day 1 and 14. There was no observed accumulation of C3G after 2-week multiple dosing of black bean seed coat extract. The typical point estimates of PK were CL (clearance)=3,420 l/h, V (volume)=7,280 L, Ka (absorption constant)=9.94 h-1, ALAG (lag time)=0.217 h. The black bean seed coat extract was well tolerated and there were no serious adverse events. In this study, we confirmed that a significant amount of C3G was absorbed in human after given the black bean seed coat extract. PMID:22915990

  6. Promotion of IL-4- and IL-5-dependent differentiation of anti-mu-primed B cells by ascorbic acid 2-glucoside.

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    Ichiyama, Kenji; Mitsuzumi, Hitoshi; Zhong, Ming; Tai, Akihiro; Tsuchioka, Akihiro; Kawai, Saeko; Yamamoto, Itaru; Gohda, Eiichi

    2009-02-21

    The stable ascorbic acid derivative 2-O-alpha-D-glucopyranosyl-L-ascorbic acid (AA-2G) was used to investigate the role of ascorbic acid (AA) in B cell differentiation in vitro. AA-2G is stable in a solution unlike AA but is hydrolyzed by cellular alpha-glucosidase to release AA. Mouse spleen B cells were primed for 2 days with an anti-mu antibody in the presence of interleukin (IL)-4 and IL-5 and then washed and recultured with AA-2G in the presence of IL-4 and IL-5. AA-2G, but not AA, dose-dependently increased IgM production, the greatest enhancement being 150% at concentrations of more than 0.5mM. In the absence of IL-4 and IL-5, primed B cells produced a negligible amount of IgM, and AA-2G had no effect. AA-2G-induced IgM production in the presence of IL-4 and IL-5 was inhibited by the alpha-glucosidase inhibitor castanospermine. Intracellular AA content, depleted during the priming period, increased by adding AA-2G at the start of reculture. Treatment of B cells with AA-2G resulted in an increase in the number of IgM-secreting cells, CD138-positive cells and CD45R/B220-negative cells. The number of viable cells in untreated cultures decreased gradually, but the decrease was significantly attenuated by AA-2G, resulting in about 70% more viable cells in AA-2G-treated cultures. AA-2G caused a slight but reproducible enhancement of DNA synthesis and a slight decrease in the number of cells with a sub-G1 DNA content. These results demonstrated that AA released from AA-2G enhanced cytokine-dependent IgM production in anti-mu-primed B cells and suggest that its effect is caused through promoting the differentiation of B cells to plasma cells and attenuating the gradual decrease in the number of viable cells. PMID:19201381

  7. Antiscorbutic activity of L-ascorbic acid 2-glucoside and its availability as a vitamin C supplement in normal rats and guinea pigs.

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    Yamamoto, I; Suga, S; Mitoh, Y; Tanaka, M; Muto, N

    1990-11-01

    Bioavailability of a newly-synthesized and chemically-stable 2-O-alpha-D-glucopyranosyl-L-ascorbic acid (AA-2G) as a vitamin C supplement was investigated in rats and guinea pigs. Oral administration of AA-2G to the animals resulted in an increase of serum ascorbic acid (AA) levels. However, in these sera the intact form was not detectable by the high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method, indicating its hydrolysis through the process of absorption. After an intravenous injection of AA-2G, the intact form diminished rapidly from the serum, followed by prolonged and marked elevation of serum AA levels. Various tissue homogenates from rats and guinea pigs were examined for their releasing activity of AA from AA-2G. High activity was observed in kidney, small intestine and serum of rats and in small intestine and kidney of guinea pigs. These hydrolytic activities were completely inhibited by castanospermine, a specific alpha-glucosidase inhibitor, suggesting the participation of alpha-glucosidase in the in vivo hydrolysis of AA-2G. AA-2G was found to exhibit obvious therapeutic effect in scorbutic guinea pigs by its repeated oral administrations. These results indicate that AA-2G is a readily available source of vitamin C activity in vivo. PMID:2093127

  8. Radical scavenging activity against 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl of ascorbic acid 2-glucoside (AA-2G) and 6-acyl-AA-2G.

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    Fujinami, Y; Tai, A; Yamamoto, I

    2001-05-01

    The radical scavenging activity of the stable derivatives, which are O-substituted at the C-2 position of ascorbic acid (AA), against 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) was evaluated in buffer under different pH conditions, and compared with those of AA and alpha-tocopherol. AA was shown to have 50% radical scavenging ability (EC50) at a concentration of 2.2 x 10(-5) M against 0.1 mM DPPH in 60% ethanol. Ascorbyl 6-palmitate, a lipophilic AA derivative which has a free endiol group and is therefore unstable, also showed potent radical scavenging activity with EC50 of 2.9 x 10(-5) M. A typical lipophilic antioxidant, alpha-tocopherol gave a similar EC50 value as that of AA. In contrast, ascorbyl 2,6-dipalmitate, AA 2-phosphate and AA 2-sulfate exhibited negligible scavenging activity. On the other hand, 2-O-alpha-D-glucopyranosyl-L-ascorbic acid (AA-2G) and a series of 6-O-acyl-2-O-alpha-D-glucopyranosyl-L-ascorbic acids (6-Acyl-AA-2G) themselves exhibited the radical scavenging activity of EC50: 6.1 x 10(-5) M and 4.4 x 10(-5)-5.9 x 10(-5) M, respectively, although their activities were lower than that of AA. Among 6-Acyl-AA-2G derivatives, the EC50 values tended to decrease with increasing length of their acyl carbon group. Increasing pH of the buffer resulted in decrease in the scavenging activity of all compounds tested as expected. We speculate that the difference in the radical scavenging activity of derivatives O-substituted at the C-2 position of AA may be ascribed to the linkage type of the substituent group to the endiol-lactone resonance system and the degree of dissociation of the C-3 proton. PMID:11383624

  9. Functional-Genomics-Based Identification and Characterization of Open Reading Frames Encoding ?-Glucoside-Processing Enzymes in the Hyperthermophilic Archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus?

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    Comfort, Donald A.; Chou, Chung-Jung; Conners, Shannon B.; VanFossen, Amy L.; Kelly, Robert M.

    2008-01-01

    Bioinformatics analysis and transcriptional response information for Pyrococcus furiosus grown on ?-glucans led to the identification of a novel isomaltase (PF0132) representing a new glycoside hydrolase (GH) family, a novel GH57 ?-amylase (PF0870), and an extracellular starch-binding protein (1,141 amino acids; PF1109-PF1110), in addition to several other putative ?-glucan-processing enzymes. PMID:18156337

  10. Natural variation in maize aphid resistance is associated with 2,4-Dihydroxy-7-Methoxy-1,4-Benzoxazin-3-One Glucoside Methyltransferase activity

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    Plants differ greatly in their susceptibility to insect herbivory, suggesting both local adaptation and resistance tradeoffs. We used maize (Zea mays) recombinant inbred lines to map a quantitative trait locus (QTL) for the maize leaf aphid (Rhopalosiphum maidis) susceptibility to maize Chromosome 1...

  11. Implications of low-power He-Ne laser and monochromatic red light biostimulation in the metabolism of proteins and glucosides

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    Onac, I.; Pop, L.; Ungur, Rodica; Giurgiu, Ioana

    2001-06-01

    We checked the changes occurring in the metabolism of proteins (seric cholinesterase, total proteins) and in the metabolism of glycosides (seric glucose) in Cavia cobaia. A simple blind study was carried out and the results were checked on the first, tenth and twentieth days of treatment. The data thus obtained were graphically represented and statistically processed according to the Duncan test. The technique and treatment doses were similar and they were compared with the data obtained from controls and environment controls. In the groups biostimulated with He-Ne laser, seric cholinesterase levels increased proportionally with the dose reaching a peak on day 10, which was not the case with the controls. Monochromatic red light caused a similar but quantitatively lower effect. The same results were obtained in the case of seric proteins as well, however, the effect did not depend on the dose and it was less significant statistically than in the case of seric cholinesterase both in laser treated and in monochromatic red light treated groups.

  12. Fusicoccin A, a Phytotoxic Carbotricyclic Diterpene Glucoside of Fungal Origin, Reduces Proliferation and Invasion of Glioblastoma Cells by Targeting Multiple Tyrosine Kinases1

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    Bury, Marina; Andolfi, Anna; Rogister, Bernard; Cimmino, Alessio; Mégalizzi, Véronique; Mathieu, Véronique; Feron, Olivier; Evidente, Antonio; Kiss, Robert

    2013-01-01

    Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a deadly cancer that possesses an intrinsic resistance to pro-apoptotic insults, such as conventional chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and diffusely invades the brain parenchyma, which renders it elusive to total surgical resection. We found that fusicoccin A, a fungal metabolite from Fusicoccum amygdali, decreased the proliferation and migration of human GBM cell lines in vitro, including several cell lines that exhibit varying degrees of resistance to pro-apoptotic stimuli. The data demonstrate that fusicoccin A inhibits GBM cell proliferation by decreasing growth rates and increasing the duration of cell division and also decreases two-dimensional (measured by quantitative video microscopy) and three-dimensional (measured by Boyden chamber assays) migration. These effects of fusicoccin A treatment translated into structural changes in actin cytoskeletal organization and a loss of GBM cell adhesion. Therefore, fusicoccin A exerts cytostatic effects but low cytotoxic effects (as demonstrated by flow cytometry). These cytostatic effects can partly be explained by the fact that fusicoccin inhibits the activities of a dozen kinases, including focal adhesion kinase (FAK), that have been implicated in cell proliferation and migration. Overexpression of FAK, a nonreceptor protein tyrosine kinase, directly correlates with the invasive phenotype of aggressive human gliomas because FAK promotes cell proliferation and migration. Fusicoccin A led to the down-regulation of FAK tyrosine phosphorylation, which occurred in both normoxic and hypoxic GBM cell culture conditions. In conclusion, the current study identifies a novel compound that could be used as a chemical template for generating cytostatic compounds designed to combat GBM. PMID:23544164

  13. Accumulation of brachycerine, an antioxidant glucosidic indole alkaloid, is induced by abscisic acid, heavy metal, and osmotic stress inleaves of Psychotria brachyceras.

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    do Nascimento, Nala Cannes; Menguer, Paloma Koprovski; Henriques, Amlia Teresinha; Fett-Neto, Arthur Germano

    2013-12-01

    Psychotria brachyceras Muell. Arg. produces the antioxidant monoterpene indole alkaloid (MIA) brachycerine, which, besides retaining a glucose residue, has its terpenoid moiety derived not from secologanin, but probably from epiloganin, representing a new subclass of MIAs. In this work we showed that osmotic stress agents, such as sodium chloride, sorbitol and polyethylene glycol (PEG), induced brachycerine accumulation in leaf disks of P. brachyceras. Other oxidative stress inducers, such as exposure to aluminum and silver, also increased brachycerine content. Abscisic acid (ABA) treatment was shown to increase brachycerine yield, suggesting its involvement in brachycerine induction during osmotic stress. Ascorbate peroxidase activity was induced in PEG-treated leaf disks, whereas superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity remained unaltered. Assays with specific inhibitors of the cytosolic mevalonate (MVA) and plastidic 2-C-methyl-D-erythritol 4-phosphate (MEP) pathways showed that the terpenoid moiety of brachycerine derived predominantly from the MEP pathway. These results suggest a potential involvement of brachycerine in plant defense against osmotic/oxidative stress damage, possibly contributing to detoxification of hydroxyl radical and superoxide anion as a SOD-like molecule. PMID:24045228

  14. Observation of T-2 and HT-2 glucosides from Fusarium sporotrichioides by liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

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    Cultures of Fusarium sporotrichioides were extracted and subjected to evaluation by high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Along with the expected T-2 and HT-2 toxins, compounds 162 m/z higher than the toxins were observed. Fragmentation behavior of the larger ...

  15. Purification, crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of rice BGlu1 β-glucosidase with and without 2-deoxy-2-fluoro-β-d-glucoside

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    Chuenchor, Watchalee; Pengthaisong, Salila; Yuvaniyama, Jirundon; Opassiri, Rodjana; Svasti, Jisnuson; Ketudat Cairns, James R.

    2006-08-01

    Rice BGlu1 β-glucosidase was purified from recombinant E. coli and crystallized with and without the inhibitor 2-deoxy-2-fluoro-β-d-glucose. The crystals diffracted to 2.15 and 2.75 Å, respectively. Rice (Oryza sativa) BGlu1 β-glucosidase was expressed in Escherichia coli with N-terminal thioredoxin and hexahistidine tags and purified by immobilized metal-affinity chromatography (IMAC). After removal of the N-terminal tags, cation-exchange and S-200 gel-filtration chromatography yielded a 50 kDa BGlu1 with >95% purity. The free enzyme and a complex with 2,4-dinitrophenyl-2-deoxy-2-fluoro-β-d-glucopyranoside inhibitor were crystallized by microbatch and hanging-drop vapour diffusion. Small tetragonal crystals of BGlu1 with and without inhibitor grew in 18%(w/v) PEG 8000 with 0.1 M sodium cacodylate pH 6.5 and 0.2 M zinc acetate. Crystals of BGlu1 with inhibitor were streak-seeded into 23%(w/v) PEG MME 5000, 0.2 M ammonium sulfate, 0.1 M MES pH 6.7 to yield larger crystals. Crystals with and without inhibitor diffracted to 2.15 and 2.75 Å resolution, respectively, and had isomorphous orthorhombic unit cells belonging to space group P2{sub 1}2{sub 1}2{sub 1}.

  16. Development of an in vivo glucosylation platform by coupling production to growth: Production of phenolic glucosides by a glycosyltransferase of Vitis vinifera.

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    De Bruyn, Frederik; De Paepe, Brecht; Maertens, Jo; Beauprez, Joeri; De Cocker, Pieter; Mincke, Stein; Stevens, Christian; De Mey, Marjan

    2015-08-01

    Glycosylation of small molecules can significantly alter their properties such as solubility, stability, and/or bioactivity, making glycosides attractive and highly demanded compounds. Consequently, many biotechnological glycosylation approaches have been developed, with enzymatic synthesis and whole-cell biocatalysis as the most prominent techniques. However, most processes still suffer from low yields, production rates and inefficient UDP-sugar formation. To this end, a novel metabolic engineering strategy is presented for the in vivo glucosylation of small molecules in Escherichia coli W. This strategy focuses on the introduction of an alternative sucrose metabolism using sucrose phosphorylase for the direct and efficient generation of glucose 1-phosphate as precursor for UDP-glucose formation and fructose, which serves as a carbon source for growth. By targeted gene deletions, a split metabolism is created whereby glucose 1-phosphate is rerouted from the glycolysis to product formation (i.e., glucosylation). Further, the production pathway was enhanced by increasing and preserving the intracellular UDP-glucose pool. Expression of a versatile glucosyltransferase from Vitis vinifera (VvGT2) enabled the strain to efficiently produce 14 glucose esters of various hydroxycinnamates and hydroxybenzoates with conversion yields up to 100%. To our knowledge, this fast growing (and simultaneously producing) E. coli mutant is the first versatile host described for the glucosylation of phenolic acids in a fermentative way using only sucrose as a cheap and sustainable carbon source. PMID:25728421

  17. Developing promiscuous glycosidases for glycoside synthesis: residues W433 and E432 in Sulfolobus solfataricus beta-glycosidase are important glucoside- and galactoside-specificity determinants.

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    Hancock, Susan M; Corbett, Kevin; Fordham-Skelton, Anthony P; Gatehouse, John A; Davis, Benjamin G

    2005-05-01

    Two residues that have been implicated in determining the substrate specificity of the thermophilic beta-glycosidase from the archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus (SsbetaG), a member of the glycosyl hydrolase family 1, have been mutated by site-directed mutagenesis so as to create more versatile catalysts for carbohydrate chemistry. The wild-type and mutated sequences were expressed in E. coli with a His(7)-tag to allow one-step chromatographic purification. The E432C and W433C mutations removed key interactions with the OH-4 and OH-3 of the sugar substrates, thus reducing the discrimination of glucose, galactose and fucose with respect to other glycosides. This resulted in two glycosidases with greatly broadened substrate specificities. Observed changes include a 24-fold increase in Man:Gal activity and an 18-fold increase in GalA:Gal activity. This promiscuous substrate tolerance was further illustrated by the parallel synthesis of a beta-glycoside library of glucose, galactose, xylose and mannose in one pot at 50 degrees C, in organic solvent. The synthetic potential of the catalysts was further evaluated through alkyl glycoside transglycosylation yields, including the first examples of synthesis of beta-mannosides and beta-xylosides with SsbetaG. PMID:15846595

  18. beta-Glucosidase activity in fetal bovine serum renders the plant glucoside, hypoxoside, cytotoxic toward B16-F10-BL-6 mouse melanoma cells.

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    Theron, E J; Albrecht, C F; Kruger, P B; Jenkins, K; van der Merwe, M J

    1994-02-01

    By using p-nitrophenyl-beta-D-glucopyranoside as substrate, beta-glucosidase activity was observed in fetal bovine serum (FBS). This activity could be inhibited by heat inactivation of the serum. Gel chromatography of FBS indicated the presence of beta-glucosidase activity with an apparent molecular mass of 29 kDa. In McCoy's 5A medium supplemented with non-heat inactivated FBS, the diglucoside hypoxoside ([E]-1,5-bis[4'beta-D-glucopyranosyloxy-3'-hydroxyphenyl]pent-4-en - 1-yne) showed cytotoxicity toward B16-F10-BL-6 mouse melanoma cells. In incubations where the media were supplemented with FBS previously heat inactivated at 56 degrees C for 1 h or more, no cytotoxicity was observed in the presence of hypoxoside. The aglucone of hypoxoside, rooperol ([E]-1,5-bis[3',4'-dihydroxyphenyl]pent-4-en-1-yne), showed cytotoxicity regardless of whether the serum was heat inactivated or not. The kinetics of the heat inactivation of the beta-glucosidase activity in FBS coincided with the loss of apparent cytotoxicity of hypoxoside. High performance liquid chromatography analysis showed that rooperol could be generated by incubation of hypoxoside in non-heat inactivated FBS, but that this ability was lost in serum that was heat inactivated for 1 h or longer. Newborn bovine serum did not contain any beta-glucosidase activity whereas it was found in three different commercial sources of FBS. This observation is of practical importance because conventional heat inactivation of FBS at 56 degrees C for 30 min was not sufficient to inactivate the beta-glucosidase activity completely. PMID:8012653

  19. Quantitation of multiple mycotoxins and cyanogenic glucosides in cassava samples from Tanzania and Rwanda by an LC-MS/MS-based multi-toxin method.

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    Sulyok, M; Beed, F; Boni, S; Abass, A; Mukunzi, A; Krska, R

    2015-01-01

    A multi-mycotoxin method based on liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) was used for a mycotoxin survey in 627 samples of processed cassava collected from different districts across Tanzania and Rwanda after the method performance for this matrix had been determined. Matrix effects as well as extraction efficiencies were found to be similar to most other previously investigated matrices with the exception of distinct matrix effects in the negative ionisation mode for early eluting compounds. Limits of detection were far below the regulatory limits set in the European Union for other types of commodities. Relative standard deviations were generally lower than 10% as determined by replicates spiked on two concentration levels. The sample-to-sample variation of the apparent recoveries was determined for 15 individually spiked samples during three different analytical sequences. The related standard deviation was found to be lower than 15% for most of the investigated compounds, thus confirming the applicability of the method for quantitative analysis. The occurrence of regulated mycotoxins was lower than 10% (with the exception of zearalenone) and the related limits were exceeded only in few samples, which suggests that cassava is a comparatively safe commodity as regards mycotoxins. The most prevalent fungal metabolites were emodin, kojic acid, beauvericin, tryptophol, 3-nitropropionic acid, equisetin, alternariol methylether, monocerin, brevianamide F, tenuazonic acid, zearalenone, chrysophanol, monilifomin, enniatins, apicidin and macrosporin. The related concentrations exceeded 1 mg kg(-1) only in few cases. However, extremely high levels of cyanogenic plant toxins, which had been previously added to the method, were observed in few samples, pointing out the need for improved post-harvest management to decrease the levels of these compounds. PMID:25350522

  20. A 7-Deoxyloganetic Acid Glucosyltransferase Contributes a Key Step in Secologanin Biosynthesis in Madagascar Periwinkle[C][W][OPEN

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    Asada, Keisuke; Salim, Vonny; Masada-Atsumi, Sayaka; Edmunds, Elizabeth; Nagatoshi, Mai; Terasaka, Kazuyoshi; Mizukami, Hajime; De Luca, Vincenzo

    2013-01-01

    Iridoids form a broad and versatile class of biologically active molecules found in thousands of plant species. In addition to the many hundreds of iridoids occurring in plants, some iridoids, such as secologanin, serve as key building blocks in the biosynthesis of thousands of monoterpene indole alkaloids (MIAs) and many quinoline alkaloids. This study describes the molecular cloning and functional characterization of three iridoid glucosyltransfeases (UDP-SUGAR GLYCOSYLTRANSFERASE6 [UGT6], UGT7, and UGT8) from Madagascar periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus) with remarkably different catalytic efficiencies. Biochemical analyses reveal that UGT8 possessed a high catalytic efficiency toward its exclusive iridoid substrate, 7-deoxyloganetic acid, making it better suited for the biosynthesis of iridoids in periwinkle than the other two iridoid glucosyltransfeases. The role of UGT8 in the fourth to last step in secologanin biosynthesis was confirmed by virus-induced gene silencing in periwinkle plants, which reduced expression of this gene and resulted in a large decline in secologanin and MIA accumulation within silenced plants. Localization studies of UGT8 using a carborundum abrasion method for RNA extraction show that its expression occurs preferentially within periwinkle leaves rather than in epidermal cells, and in situ hybridization studies confirm that UGT8 is preferentially expressed in internal phloem associated parenchyma cells of periwinkle species. PMID:24104568