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Chen Jiabin - - 2012
Acidic pharmaceuticals such as diclofenac (DCF), clofibric acid (CA) and ketoprofen (KTP) have been detected frequently in environmental media. In order to reveal the toxicity of such emerging pollutants, their interactions with human serum albumin (HSA) were investigated by capillary electrophoresis, molecular spectrometry, and equilibrium dialysis. The binding constants and ...
Norris Sarah E - - 2012
Phospholipids where both fatty acids are polyunsaturated are very rare. Most organisms prefer to couple their polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) with either a saturated (SAT) or a monounsaturated (MUFA) fatty acid. This study examined if these natural couplings are there to protect PUFA from themselves. Specifically, does the coupling of ...
Cevallos-Cevallos Juan M - - 2012
Huanglongbing (HLB) is the most destructive disease of citrus worldwide. The rapid identification of tolerant varieties is considered a critical step towards controlling HLB. GC-MS metabolite profiles were used to differentiate HLB-tolerant citrus varieties 'Poncirus trifoliata' (TR) and 'Carrizo citrange' (CAR) from HLB-sensitive varieties 'Madam Vinous sweet orange' (MV) and ...
Nakamura Hideaki - - 2012
D-Amino acid oxidase (DAO) is a hydrogen peroxide-generating enzyme that uses a D-amino acid as a substrate. We hypothesized that DAO may protect against bacterial infection, because hydrogen peroxide is one of the most important molecules in the antibacterial defense systems in mammals. We show here that DAO suppressed the ...
Rand Amy A - - 2012
Fluorotelomer alcohols (FTOHs) have been shown to degrade via abiotic and biotic mechanisms to perfluorocarboxylates (PFCAs) which are environmentally persistent and bioaccumulate in humans and wildlife depending on their chain length. Fluorotelomer unsaturated aldehydes (FTUALs) and acids (FTUCAs) are intermediate metabolites that form from the degradation of FTOHs. Their potential ...
Buhrke Thorsten - - 2012
Furan fatty acids (furan-FA) can be formed by auto-oxidation of conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) and may therefore be ingested when CLA-containing foodstuff is consumed. Due to the presence of a furan ring structure, furan-FA may have toxic properties, however, these substances are toxicologically not well characterized so far. Here we ...
Sun Liping - - 2012
  The soluble phenolic compounds of rambutan peels (RP) were extracted by microwave-assisted extraction (MAE) and the operating parameters were optimized. The optimal conditions obtained were ethanol concentration of 80.85%, extraction time of 58.39 s, and the ratio of liquid to solid of 24.51:1. The soluble phenolic content by MAE ...
Pincemail Joël - - 2012
Strawberries are a good source of micronutrients, especially antioxidant phenolics. More information is needed to better exploit the health-promoting effect of such fruits. Several studies focused on the effects of genotype, cultural practices, and seasonal variation on the antioxidant potential of strawberries, but often yielding contradictory results and/or focusing on ...
Vega Mercado Franco - - 2012
The phase diagram of mixed monolayers composed of dimyristoyl phosphatidylcholine (DMPC) and stearic acid (SA) on different subphases was previously reported. It was observed that on acid subphases, liquid-condensed domains with shapes that depend on the SA proportion are formed. For mixtures with 40-45mole% of SA, the domain shape changes ...
Almaida-Pagán Pedro F - - 2012
Membrane compositions, particularly of mitochondria, could be critical factors in the mechanisms of growth and aging processes, especially during phases of high oxidative stress that result in molecular damage. In the present study, liver and mitochondrial membrane phospholipid (PL) compositions were analyzed in rainbow trout during its four first years ...
Pal Moumita - - 2012
The present study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of α-linolenic acid and α-eleostearic acid, two isomers of linolenic acid, against oxidative stress induced by organic mercury in kidney and liver cells of rat. Male albino rats were divided into six groups. Groups 1, 2 were normal control and methyl ...
Dong Jing Z - - 2012
To investigate the effects of selenium on the main active components of Cordyceps militaris fruit bodies, selenium-enriched cultivation of C. militaris and the main active components of the fruit bodies were studied. Superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity and contents of cordycepin, cordycepic acid, and organic selenium of fruit bodies were sodium ...
Hauffman Tom - - 2012
The interest in self-assembling monolayer deposition on various oxide substrate surfaces is steeply increasing in the last decades. Although many studies are being performed, literature exhibits a lot of discrepancies regarding analysis and data interpretation. Also for the deposition of phosphonic acids on aluminium oxides, there is no global consensus. ...
von Reuss Stephan H SH Boyce Thompson Institute and Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, - - 2012
In the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans, a family of endogenous small molecules, the ascarosides function as key regulators of developmental timing and behavior that act upstream of conserved signaling pathways. The ascarosides are based on the dideoxysugar ascarylose, which is linked to fatty-acid-like side chains of varying lengths derived from ...
Plastina Pierluigi - - 2012
The extracts of seven Citrus rootstock seeds have been compared regarding fatty acid profile and antioxidant potential. Sour orange (Citrus aurantium L.) was found to contain the highest oil amount (34%), while the Poncirus trifoliata cultivars contained the highest percentage of unsaturated fatty acids (84-87%). In addition, the antioxidant properties ...
Kong Cong - - 2012
The reversible electrochemical modulation of fluorescence and selective sensing of ascorbic acid has been achieved using a DCIP-CA-CdTe QD system. Ascorbic acid could be detected over a linear range from 2.33 μM to 56.49 μM, with a detection limit of 0.50 μM.
Barrett Tessa J - - 2012
Myeloperoxidase (MPO) forms reactive oxidants including hypochlorous and hypothiocyanous acids (HOCl and HOSCN) under inflammatory conditions. HOCl causes extensive tissue damage and plays a role in the progression of many inflammatory-based diseases. Although HOSCN is a major MPO oxidant, particularly in smokers, who have elevated plasma thiocyanate, the role of ...
Youzbachi Nouha - - 2012
BACKGROUND: In order to investigate new sources of dietary phytochemicals, recent studies have focused on underexploited seeds. In this study the total lipid contents, fatty acid profiles and levels of soluble proteins, minerals and antioxidants in seeds from 12 Acacia cyanophylla ecotypes commonly grown in Tunisia were determined. RESULTS: Total ...
Dhibi Madiha - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Pinus halepensis (Aleppo pine) is a widespread tree that can be found in both natural and urban environments. A discrimination study based on the antioxidant compounds, antioxidant capacity and fatty acid (FA) profile of P. halepensis cones (PHC) and seeds (PHS) was performed. RESULTS: The total amount of phenols ...
Dhar P - - 2012
  The aim of this study was to evaluate the in vitro antioxidant potential of hydro-ethanolic extract of a novel phytococktail comprising of sea buckthorn, apricot, and Rhodiola (SAR) from trans-Himalaya. The 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) activity of the extract increased in a dose-dependent manner (upto 0.1 mg/mL), and was found to ...
Pelvan Ebru - - 2012
The effect of roasting on antioxidant status and phenolic profiles of seven commercial Turkish hazelnut varieties (namely (Çakıldak, Foşa, Karafındık, Mincane, Palaz, Sivri, and Tombul) was assessed. Samples were examined for their total phenolics, oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) values, condensed tannins, and phenolic acids (free and bound forms). Significant ...
Rasic-Milutinovic Zorica - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Serum paraoxonase-1(PON-1) activity is decreased in clinical conditions associated with low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), increased lipid peroxidation and low-grade chronic inflammation, as in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Until now there are no data about the association of any fatty acid (FA) with PON-1 activity in T2DM. METHODS: ...
Brosché Mikael - - 2012
Production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) is linked to signalling in both developmental and stress responses. The level of ROS is controlled by both production and removal through various scavengers including ascorbic acid and glutathione. Here, the role of low ascorbic acid or glutathione concentrations was investigated on ozone-induced cell ...
Takemoto Yumi - - 2012
Functional roles of amino acids have increasingly become the focus of research. This paper summarizes amino acids that influence cardiovascular system via the brain of conscious rats. This paper firstly describes why amino acids are selected and outlines how the brain regulates blood pressure and regional blood flow. This section ...
Ibrahim Taghreed A - - 2012
A petroleum ether extract (PEE) and a methanolic extract (ME) of aerial parts of <em>Salvia bicolor </em>Desf were prepared, and their chemical compositions and antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antimicrobial activities were evaluated. GC/MS analysis of the PEE revealed the presence of 20 compounds in the unsaponifiable matter, among which β-sitosterol ...
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It is suggested that the pH of the bleaching gel may cause the 'enamel softening'.
Musharraf Syed Ghulam - - 2012
Microalgae have attracted major interest as a sustainable source for biodiesel production on commercial scale. This paper describes the screening of six microalgal species, Scenedesmus quadricauda, Scenedesmus acuminatus, Nannochloropsis sp., Anabaena sp., Chlorella sp. and Oscillatoria sp., isolated from fresh and marine water resources of southern Pakistan for biodiesel ...
De Tullio Mario C - - 2012
When considering the history of vitamin C, and the names given to this molecule in early days, the Latin proverb nomen est omen suddenly comes to mind. Around 1920, when Casimir Funk introduced the term Vitamin C to indicate the nutritional factor necessary to prevent the pathological state known as ...
Nagano Yumiko - - 2012
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) often cause gastrointestinal complications such as gastric ulcers and erosions. Recent studies on the pathogenesis have revealed that NSAIDs induce lipid peroxidation in gastric epithelial cells by generating superoxide in mitochondria, independently with cyclooxygenase inhibition and the subsequent prostaglandin deficiency. More recently, gastric hydrochloric acid (HCl) ...
Rege Sameera A - - 2012
Owing to the tendency of essential fatty acids (EFAs) to undergo autoxidation, their storage becomes a key problem. Generally, they are stabilized by synthetic antioxidants like TBHQ that are toxic in nature. Recently many studies were reported where these EFAs are stabilized by natural antioxidants. In the present study, curcuminoids ...
Salvador Jorge A R - - 2012
A new, straightforward and high yielding procedure to convert oleanolic acid derivatives into the corresponding δ-hydroxy-γ-lactones, by using the convenient oxidizing agent magnesium bis(monoperoxyphthalate) hexahydrate (MMPP) in refluxing acetonitrile, is reported. In addition, a two-step procedure for the preparation of oleanolic 12-oxo-28-carboxylic acid derivatives directly from Δ(12)-oleananes, without the need ...
Onyango Laura A - - 2012
The effect of temperature fluctuation is an important factor in bacterial growth especially for pathogens such as the staphylococci that have to remain viable during potentially harsh and prolonged transfer conditions between hosts. The aim of this study was to investigate the response of S. aureus, S. epidermidis, and S. ...
Skaff Ojia - - 2012
Elevated MPO (myeloperoxidase) levels are associated with multiple human inflammatory pathologies. MPO catalyses the oxidation of Cl-, Br- and SCN- by H2O2 to generate the powerful oxidants hypochlorous acid (HOCl), hypobromous acid (HOBr) and hypothiocyanous acid (HOSCN) respectively. These species are antibacterial agents, but misplaced or excessive production is implicated ...
Wergeland S S Department of Neurology, Norwegian Multiple Sclerosis Competence Centre, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway. - - 2012
Results from epidemiological and uncontrolled intervention studies in multiple sclerosis (MS) suggest a beneficial disease-modifying effect of increased intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). To review the current evidence from animal studies and randomised controlled trials on the therapeutic effect of PUFAs in MS. We searched PubMed and Medline for ...
Salazar Carolina C Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Texas, 1155 Union Circle No. 305220, Denton, TX 76203, USA. - - 2012
In spite of the large arsenal of methodologies developed for amino acid assessment in complex matrices, their implementation in metabolomics studies involving wide-ranging mutant screening is hampered by their lack of high-throughput, sensitivity, reproducibility, and/or wide dynamic range. In response to the challenge of developing amino acid analysis methods that ...
Jin Ming M Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19140, - - 2012
Uric acid is the product of purine metabolism. It is known that hyperuricemia, defined as high levels of blood uric acid, is the major etiological factor of gout. A number of epidemiological reports have increasingly linked hyperuricemia with cardiovascular and neurological diseases. Studies highlighting the pathogenic mechanisms of uric acid ...
Wang Yulei - - 2011
Effects of amino acids on co-production of S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) and glutathione (GSH) with Candida utilis CCTCC M 209298 were investigated. Both methionine and cysteine showed positive effects on improving intracellular SAM and GSH content simultaneously. Batch fermentative co-production of SAM and GSH was conducted in a 5L stirred fermentor, where ...
Bowne Jairus B - - 2011
Drought has serious effects on the physiology of cereal crops. At the cellular and specifically the metabolite level, many individual compounds are increased to provide osmoprotective functions, prevent the dissociation of enzymes, and to decrease the number of reactive oxygen species present in the cell. We have used a targeted ...
Farooqui A A - - 2011
Neuroprotectins, resolvins, and maresins are subfamilies of endogenous oxygenated metabolites derived from n-3 or ω-3 fatty acids (eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids). These metabolites are associated with signal transduction processes involved in downregulation of oxidative stress, neuroinflammation and apoptosis. Eicosapentaenoic acid-derived E-series resolvins (RvE1 and RvE2) and docosahexaenoic acid-derived D-series resolvins ...
Tyurina Yulia Y YY Center for Free Radical and Antioxidant Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA. - - 2012
Peroxidation of cardiolipin in mitochondria is essential for the execution of apoptosis. We suggested that integration of oleic acid into cardiolipin generates non-oxidizable cardiolipin species hence protects cells against apoptosis. We synthesized mitochondria-targeted triphenylphosphonium oleic acid ester. Using lipidomics analysis we found that pretreatment of mouse embryonic cells with triphenylphosphonium ...
Schönfeld Peter - - 2011
Mitochondria from brown adipose tissue (BATM) have a high enzymatic capacity for fatty acid oxidation and therefore are an ideal model to examine the sites of reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation during fatty acid oxidation. ROS generation by BATM (isolated from 3-week-old rats) was measured during acylcarnitine oxidation as release ...
Tsai Shih-Jei - - 2011
The effects of trans fatty acids, elaidic acid (trans-9, C18:1) and linoelaidic acid (trans-9, trans-12 C18:2), at 20 or 40 μM in nerve growth factor differentiated PC12 cells with or without beta-amyloid peptide (Aβ) were examined. Elaidic acid treatment alone did not affect cell viability and oxidative injury associated markers (P > 0.05). ...
Garrido Jorge - - 2011
Hydroxycinnamic acids (HCAs) are phenolic compounds present in dietary plants, which possess considerable antioxidant activity. In order to increase the lipophilicity of HCAs, with the aim of improving their cellular absorption and expansion of their use in lipophilic media, methyl, ethyl, propyl and butyl esters of caffeic acid and ferulic ...
Xiao Jianbo - - 2011
An acidic polysaccharide from the green tea leaves (Camellia sinensis) beyond the useful date was isolated and characterized. Crude polysaccharides (TPS) was extracted with hot water and separated on a DEAE Sepharose FF gel filtration column to obtain ATPS1. The structure of ATPS1 was characterized by HPGPC, IR, UV, (1)H ...
Saha Siddhartha S - - 2011
The present study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of α-eleostearic acid and punicic acid, two isomers of conjugated linolenic acid (CLnA) present in bitter gourd (Momordica charantia) and snake gourd oil (Trichosanthes anguina), respectively, against oxidative stress, inflammatory challenge and aberration in erythrocyte morphology due to streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes. ...
Sun Zhaoguo - - 2011
Interactive effects of cadmium (Cd(2+)) and acid rain on photosynthetic light reaction in soybean seedlings were investigated under hydroponic conditions. Single treatment with Cd(2+) or acid rain and the combined treatment decreased the content of chlorophyll, Hill reaction rate, the activity of Mg(2+)-ATPase, maximal photochemical efficiency and maximal quantum yield, ...
Aydillo Carlos - - 2011
The asymmetric sulfa-Michael additions of appropriately protected l- and d-cysteine derivatives to new chiral dehydroamino acid derivatives have been developed as key steps in the synthesis of biologically important cysteine derivatives, such as lanthionine (Lan) and β-methyllanthionine (MeLan), which are unusual bis-α-amino acids found in the emerging lantibiotics such as ...
Alves Martins Dulce - - 2011
Dietary fatty acid supply can affect stress response in fish during early development. Although knowledge on the mechanisms involved in fatty acid regulation of stress tolerance is scarce, it has often been hypothesised that eicosanoid profiles can influence cortisol production. Genomic cortisol actions are mediated by cytosolic receptors which may ...
Laszlo Joseph A - - 2011
Antioxidants have critical roles in maintaining cellular homeostasis and disease-state prevention. The multi-functional agent α-lipoic acid offers numerous beneficial effects to oxidatively stressed tissues. α-Lipoic acid was enzymatically incorporated into a triglyceride in conjunction with oleic acid, creating lipoyl dioleoylglycerol, and chemically reduced to form dihydrolipoyl dioleoylglycerol. The triglyceride forms ...
Bhatia Surabhi - - 2011
Apolipoprotein-D (apoD) is upregulated in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and upon oxidative stress. ApoD inhibits brain lipid peroxidation in vivo but the mechanism is unknown. Specific Met residues may inhibit lipid peroxidation by reducing radical-propagating lipid hydroperoxides to non-reactive hydroxides via a reaction that generates methionine sulfoxide (MetSO). Since apoD has ...
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