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Measurement of the Population of Electrosprayed Deprotomers of Coumaric Acids Using UV-Vis Laser Photodissociation Spectroscopy.

J Phys Chem A 2021 Aug 3. Epub 2021 Aug 3.

Department of Chemistry, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, U.K.

The measurement of deprotonation sites in multifunctional molecules following electrospray ionization is important to better inform a wide range of spectroscopic and photophysical studies that use electrospray to prepare molecular species for study in the gas phase. We demonstrate that low-resolution UV-vis laser photodissociation spectroscopy can be applied to identify the deprotomers of three coumaric acids, -coumaric acid (CMA), caffeic acid (CA), and ferulic acid (FA), formed via electrospray. Electronic absorption spectra of the deprotonated coumaric acids are recorded via photodepletion and photofragmentation following electrospray from solutions of ethanol and acetonitrile. Read More

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Banana plant as a source of valuable antimicrobial compounds and its current applications in the food sector.

J Food Sci 2021 Aug 1. Epub 2021 Aug 1.

Food Science Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Giza, 12613, Egypt.

Bananas (Musaceae) are one of the world's most common fruit crops and the oldest medicinal plants that are used to treat a variety of infections. There has been recent interest in elucidating the efficiency of the naturally active ingredients, particularly the antimicrobials, in this plant. This review begins with a short background of the banana plant and its cultivars as well as a brief description of its parts. Read More

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Role of Coptis chinensis in antibiotic susceptibility of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae.

J Microbiol Immunol Infect 2021 Jul 22. Epub 2021 Jul 22.

School of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University, 91 Hsueh-Shih Rd, Taichung City, 40402, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Background: The incidence of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) has rapidly increased. This study aimed to assess the effect of Coptis chinensis and its compounds on the minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of eight antibiotics against CRKP.

Methods: Cell cultures were used to investigate the effects of C. Read More

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Evaluating polymer interplay after hot water pretreatment to investigate maize stem internode recalcitrance.

Biotechnol Biofuels 2021 Jul 31;14(1):164. Epub 2021 Jul 31.

Université de Reims Champagne Ardenne, INRAE, FARE, UMR A614, 51100, Reims, France.

Background: Biomass recalcitrance is governed by various molecular and structural factors but the interplay between these multiscale factors remains unclear. In this study, hot water pretreatment (HWP) was applied to maize stem internodes to highlight the impact of the ultrastructure of the polymers and their interactions on the accessibility and recalcitrance of the lignocellulosic biomass. The impact of HWP was analysed at different scales, from the polymer ultrastructure or water mobility to the cell wall organisation by combining complementary compositional, spectral and NMR analyses. Read More

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Exploring The Interactions of a Natural Gamma-Oryzanol with Human Serum Albumin: Surface Plasmon Resonance, Fluorescence, and Molecular Modeling Studies.

Drug Res (Stuttg) 2021 Jul 30. Epub 2021 Jul 30.

Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran.

γ-oryzanol (ORY) is the vital bioactive compound, which is a mixture of ferulic acid ester and plant sterols. In the present work, the binding of ORY to human serum albumin (HSA) was investigated at the molecular level using fluorescence spectroscopy and surface plasmon resonance (SPR) as well as molecular modeling studies. Based on the fluorescence data analysis, ORY can form a non-fluorescent complex with HSA and induce static quenching of the emission intensity of HSA. Read More

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Effects of Dietary Ferulic Acid on the Intestinal Microbiota and the Associated Changes on the Growth Performance, Serum Cytokine Profile, and Intestinal Morphology in Ducks.

Front Microbiol 2021 13;12:698213. Epub 2021 Jul 13.

College of Animal Science and Technology, Hunan Agriculture University, Changsha, China.

The present study investigated the effects of ferulic acid (FA) on the growth performance, serum cytokine profile, intestinal morphology, and intestinal microbiota in ducks at the growing stage. 300 female ducks at 28 days of age with similar body weights were randomly divided into five groups. Each group contained six replicates of 10 birds. Read More

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Combination of Ferulic Acid, Ligustrazine and Tetrahydropalmatine attenuates Epithelial-mesenchymal Transformation Wnt/β-catenin Pathway in Endometriosis.

Int J Biol Sci 2021 11;17(10):2449-2460. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

College of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Chinese Medicine, Southwest University, Chongqing, China.

Previously the potential therapeutic action of ferulic acid, ligustrazine and tetrahydropalmatine (FLT) are discovered with unclear mechanism in rat autograft endometriosis. However, the effect of FLT on endometrial cells and allograft endometriosis is still unclear. This study is designed to elucidate the influence of FLT on epithelial-mesenchymal transformation in allograft endometriosis and endometrium cells. Read More

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White rot fungal impact on the evolution of simple phenols during decay of silver fir wood by UHPLC-HQOMS.

Phytochem Anal 2021 Jul 28. Epub 2021 Jul 28.

Technology Transfer Centre, Fondazione Edmund Mach, San Michele all'Adige, Italy.

Introduction: Silver fir (Abies alba Mill.) is one of the most valuable conifer wood species in Europe. Among the main opportunistic pathogens that cause root and butt rot on silver fir are Armillaria ostoyae and Heterobasidion abietinum. Read More

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Spectral analysis, in vitro cytotoxicity and antibacterial studies of bioactive principles from the leaves of Conocarpus lancifolius, a common tree of Jazan, Saudi Arabia.

Braz J Biol 2021 26;83:e244479. Epub 2021 Jul 26.

Jazan University, College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Jazan, Saudi Arabia.

The objective of the present study was to analyse the bioactive compounds of the leaves of Conocarpus lancifolius (C. lancifolius). The GC-MS analysis of the hot methanolic extract of the leaves (HMEL) of C. Read More

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Oxidative stress in the skin: impact and related protection.

Int J Cosmet Sci 2021 Jul 27. Epub 2021 Jul 27.

L'Oreal Research and Innovation, 550 Jin Yu Road, Pudong Shanghai, China, 201206.

Skin, our first interface to the external environment, is subjected to oxidative stress caused by a variety of factors such as solar ultraviolet, infrared, and visible light, environmental pollution, including ozone and particulate matters, and psychological stress. Excessive reactive species, including reactive oxygen species and reactive nitrogen species, exacerbate skin pigmentation and aging, which further lead to skin tone unevenness, pigmentary disorder, skin roughness, and wrinkles. Besides these, skin microbiota is also a very important factor ensuring the proper functions of skin. Read More

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Improving the catalytic characteristics of phenolic acid decarboxylase from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens by the engineering of N-terminus and C-terminus.

BMC Biotechnol 2021 Jul 26;21(1):44. Epub 2021 Jul 26.

Key Laboratory of Fermentation Engineering (Ministry of Education), Hubei Provincial Cooperative Innovation Center of Industrial Fermentation, Hubei Key Laboratory of Industrial Microbiology, School of Food and Biological Engineering, Hubei University of Technology, No.28, Nanli Road, Wuhan, 430068, China.

Background: 4-vinylphenols produced by phenolic acid degradation catalyzed by phenolic acid decarboxylase can be used in food additives as well as flavor and fragrance industry. Improving the catalytic characters of phenolic acid decarboxylase is of great significance to enhance its practical application.

Results: A phenolic acid decarboxylase (P-WT) was created from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens ZJH-01. Read More

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Cancer Preventive and Therapeutic Potential of Banana and Its Bioactive Constituents: A Systematic, Comprehensive, and Mechanistic Review.

Front Oncol 2021 7;11:697143. Epub 2021 Jul 7.

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton, FL, United States.

Background: The banana ( spp.) plant produces elongated and edible fruit. The two main parthenocarpic species of banana are Colla and Colla. Read More

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Identification of key phenolic compounds responsible for antioxidant activities of free and bound fractions of blackberry varieties extracts by boosted regression trees.

J Sci Food Agric 2021 Jul 24. Epub 2021 Jul 24.

Department of Food Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 14853-7201, US.

Background: Free fractions of different blackberry varieties extracts are high in phenolic compounds with antioxidant activities. However, the phenolic profiles and antioxidant activities against peroxyl radicals of bound fractions of different blackberry varieties extracts have not been previously reported. In addition, what are the key antioxidant phenolic compounds in free and bound fractions of blackberry extracts remain unknown. Read More

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A Standardized Extract Prepared from Red Orange and Lemon Wastes Blocks High-Fat Diet-Induced Hyperglycemia and Hyperlipidemia in Mice.

Molecules 2021 Jul 15;26(14). Epub 2021 Jul 15.

Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura e l'Analisi dell'Economia Agraria, Centro di Ricerca Olivicoltura, Frutticoltura e Agrumicoltura, 95024 Acireale, Italy.

Citrus fruits are a rich source of high-value bioactive compounds and their consumption has been associated with beneficial effects on human health. Red (blood) oranges ( L. Osbeck) are particularly rich in anthocyanins (95% of which are represented by cyanidin-3-glucoside and cyanidin-3-6″-malonyl-glucoside), flavanones (hesperidin, narirutin, and didymin), and hydroxycinnamic acids (caffeic acid, coumaric acid, sinapic, and ferulic acid). Read More

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[Different development phase of transcription proteomics and metabolomics of flower of Lonicera macranthoides].

Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi 2021 Jun;46(11):2798-2805

Chongqing Engineering Research Center for Fine Variety Breeding Techniques of Chinese Materia Medica,Chongqing Sub-center of National Resource Center for Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Chongqing Academy of Chinese Material Medica Chongqing 400065, China.

In order to study the regulation mechanism of secondary metabolites biosynthesis in Lonicera macranthoides, the key genes involved in the regulation of biosynthesis and the mechanism of differential metabolites were explored. In this study, high-throughput sequencing technology was used for transcriptome sequencing of L. macranthoides at different development stages. Read More

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[Identification of quality markers of Qixuehe Capsules based on analytic hierarchy process and entropy weight methods].

Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi 2021 Jun;46(11):2710-2717

Key Laboratory of Shaanxi Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Traditional Chinese Medicine Compatibility,Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine Xi'an 712046,China.

Qixuehe Capsules is a compound Chinese patent medicine developed for treating the disorder of Qi and blood(a common etiology of gynecological disease), which has remarkable effects on smoothing liver and regulating Qi, activating blood circulation, and relieving pain. However, due to its complex prescriptions(15 herbs) and multiple effects, the quality control of Qixuehe Capsules has always been a bottleneck problem limiting its sustainable development. Therefore, this study adopted the traditional Chinese medicine Q-markers quantitative identification system established previously by our research group based on the combination of analytic hierarchy process and entropy weight methods. Read More

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[Review of chemical constituents,pharmacological effects and clinical applications of Danggui Buxue Decoction and prediction and analysis of its Q-markers].

Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi 2021 Jun;46(11):2677-2685

Gansu University of Chinese Medicine Lanzhou 730000,China Key Laboratory of Chemistry and Quality for Traditional Chinese Medicines of Colleges of Gansu Province,Gansu University of Chinese Medicine Lanzhou 730000,China Gansu Province Engineering Laboratory for Traditional Chinese Medicine Standardization Technology and Popularization Lanzhou 730000,China.

Danggui Buxue Decoction is a classic prescription of Qi and blood tonification, which is mainly applied in treating fatigue, internal damage Qi weakness, blood deficiency, and outward going of floating Yang. Modern pharmacology shows that it can promote hematopoiesis, regulate immunity, and protect heart and cerebral vessels. The prescription, often used for the treatment of anemia and other diseases in clinic, is composed of Astragali Radix and Angelicae Sinensis Radix at a dosage ratio of 5∶1. Read More

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Ferulic acid attenuates non-alcoholic steatohepatitis by reducing oxidative stress and inflammation through inhibition of the ROCK/NF-κB signaling pathways.

J Pharmacol Sci 2021 Sep 24;147(1):72-80. Epub 2021 May 24.

School of Basic Medicine, Hebei University of Chinese Medicine, Shijiazhuang, 050200, Hebei, China; Affiliated Hospital, Hebei University of Chinese Medicine, Shijiazhuang, 050011, Hebei, China. Electronic address:

Ferulic acid (FA) is a natural polyphenol compound existing in many plants. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of FA on non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) induced by high-cholesterol and high-fat diet (HCHF) and its possible mechanism. Rats were fed HCHF for 12 weeks to establish NASH model. Read More

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Bio-guided bioactive profiling and HPLC-DAD fingerprinting of Ukrainian saffron (Crocus sativus stigmas): moving from correlation toward causation.

BMC Complement Med Ther 2021 Jul 21;21(1):203. Epub 2021 Jul 21.

Graduate Institute of Natural Products, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, 33302, Taiwan.

Background: Saffron or stigmas of Crocus sativus L. is one of the most valuable food products with interesting health-promoting properties. C. Read More

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Anti-Alzheimer chemical constituents of Miq.: chemical profiling, and investigations.

Food Funct 2021 Jul 20. Epub 2021 Jul 20.

Pharmacognosy Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Minia University, Minia 61519, Egypt. and Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Deraya University, NewMinia 61111, Egypt.

Herein, we investigated both fruits and leaves of Morus macroura Miq. as a potential source of bioactive compounds against Alzheimer's disease (AD). LC-HRMS-assisted chemical profiling of its extracts showed that they are a rich source of diverse phytochemicals. Read More

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Induction of cell wall phenolic monomers as part of direct defense response in maize to pink stem borer (Sesamia inferens Walker) and non-insect interactions.

Sci Rep 2021 Jul 20;11(1):14770. Epub 2021 Jul 20.

ICAR-Indian Institute of Maize Research, PAU Campus, Ludhiana, Punjab, 141004, India.

Pink stem borer (PSB) causes considerable yield losses to maize. Plant-insect interactions have significant implications for sustainable pest management. The present study demonstrated that PSB feeding, mechanical wounding, a combination of mechanical wounding and PSB regurgitation and exogenous application of methyl jasmonate have induced phenolic compound mediated defense responses both at short term (within 2 days of treatment) and long term (in 15 days of treatment) in leaf and stalk tissues of maize. Read More

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Strength and Biocompatibility of Heparin-Based Calcium Phosphate Cement Grafted with Ferulic Acid.

Polymers (Basel) 2021 Jul 5;13(13). Epub 2021 Jul 5.

Advanced Medical Devices and Composites Laboratory, Department of Fiber and Composite Materials, Feng Chia University, Taichung 407, Taiwan.

The biomimetic synthesis of carbonated apatites by biomolecule-based templates is a promising way for broadening apatite applications in bone tissue regeneration. In this work, heparin was used as an organic template to prepare uniform carbonate-based apatite nanorods (CHA) and graft ferulic acid (F-CHA) for enhanced bone mineralization. Next, by combining calcium phosphate cement (CPC) with different F-CHA/CPC ratios, a new type of injectable bone cement combined with F-CHA bioactive apatite was developed (CPC + F-CHA). Read More

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Ferulic acid and hormesis: Biomedical and environmental implications.

Mech Ageing Dev 2021 Jul 15;198:111544. Epub 2021 Jul 15.

Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences, School of Medicine University of Catania, Via Santa Sofia 97, Catania, 95123, Italy. Electronic address:

The present paper provides the first systematic assessment of the capacity of ferulic acid to induce hormetic dose responses in biological systems. Ferulic acid induced hormetic effects in a broad range of animal models, affecting numerous biological endpoints, with particular focus on neuroprotective effects. Emerging evidence in multiple biomedical systems indicates that the hormetic effects of ferulic acid depend upon the activation of the transcription factor Nrf2. Read More

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Ameliorative role of trans-ferulic acid on induced oxidative toxicity of rooster semen by β-cyfluthrin during low temperature liquid storage.

Poult Sci 2021 Jun 9;100(9):101308. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran.

Current study was designed to evaluate the effects of β-cyfluthrin, as a toxicant substance, and trans-ferulic acid (trans-FA), as a protective agent, on different parameters of rooster semen upon liquid storage. For this purpose, semen samples of roosters (Ross 308, n = 10, 32-wk-old) were collected twice a week. Good quality samples (≥70% progressive motion) were diluted, pooled and then divided for the purposes of the study. Read More

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Amygdalus spinosissima root extract enhanced scopolamine-induced learning and memory impairment in mice.

Metab Brain Dis 2021 Jul 17. Epub 2021 Jul 17.

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM, Serdang, Malaysia.

The Amygdalus spinosissima (Rosaceae) plant has been used in the Iranian folk medicine as a remedy for the burn wound. Hence, in this study, we aimed to determine the possible medicinal potential of the plant focusing on the root part. The bioactive phenolic and flavonoid compounds present in the root extract of the Amygdalus spinosissima plant as well as its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties were determined. Read More

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Ferulic acid inhibits LPS-induced apoptosis in bovine mammary epithelial cells by regulating the NF-κB and Nrf2 signalling pathways to restore mitochondrial dynamics and ROS generation.

Vet Res 2021 Jul 13;52(1):104. Epub 2021 Jul 13.

College of Veterinary Medicine, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, 225009, China.

In bovine mammary epithelial cells (BMECs), a cascade of inflammatory reactions induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) has been shown to result in cell injury and apoptosis. The present study aims to reveal the protective effect of ferulic acid (FA) on LPS-induced BMEC apoptosis and explore its potential molecular mechanisms. First, we showed that FA had low cytotoxicity to BMECs and significantly decreased cell apoptosis and the proinflammatory response induced by LPS. Read More

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Impact of phenolic compound as activators or inhibitors on the enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose.

Int J Biol Macromol 2021 Jul 9;186:174-180. Epub 2021 Jul 9.

Research Unit VEG-i-TEC, Department of Food Technology, Safety and Health, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Campus Kortrijk, Gr.Karel.de Goedelaan 5, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium. Electronic address:

The influence of phenolic compounds on the enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose was studied in depth using spectrophotometric techniques, adsorption analysis and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). In this paper for the first time, both possible interactions between phenolic compounds and the enzyme or the substrate were investigated, with the use of various phenolic compounds, cellulase from T. reesei, and Avicel as cellulose source. Read More

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Antibiofilm activity against Staphylococcus aureus and content analysis of Taraxacum Officinale phenolic extract.

Pol J Vet Sci 2021 Jun;24(2):243-251

College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Henan Institute of Science and Technology, Eastern Hua Lan Street, 453003 Xinxiang, China.

Taraxacum Officinale, commonly called dandelion, is herbaceous perennial belonging to the family of Asteraceae, having good antibacterial effects which are related to its phenolic substances. In this study, the effect of phenolic contents as well as the antibiofilm activity against Staphylo- coccus aureus of phenolic extract from T. Officinale were evaluated in vitro. Read More

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Combination of ferulic acid, ligustrazine and tetrahydropalmatine inhibits invasion and metastasis through MMP/TIMP signaling in endometriosis.

PeerJ 2021 28;9:e11664. Epub 2021 Jun 28.

College of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Chinese Medicine, Southwest University, Chongqing, China.

Background: The design of the combination of ferulic acid, ligustrazine and tetrahydropalmatine (FLT) is inspired by the Chinese herbal prescription Foshou San. Previous work has shown that FLT inhibited endometriosis growth in rat autograft models. However, the mechanism behind this is unclear. Read More

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Ex vivo to in vivo extrapolation of syringic acid and ferulic acid as grape juice proxies for endothelium-dependent vasodilation: Redefining vasoprotective resveratrol of the French paradox.

Food Chem 2021 Jun 9;363:130323. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Institute of TCM-Related Comorbid Depression, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing 210023, China. Electronic address:

Resveratrol, in wines, has been implicated to be primarily responsible for the French paradox, remaining controversial. Herein, we elucidated the representative vasodilation-increasing polyphenols from concord grape juice (CGJ) using ex vivo-to-in vivo extrapolation (EVIVE). We verified the interference-free antioxidant response of CGJ post-dose supernatant of deproteinated serum (CPSDS, as ex vivo proxy) in isolated aortic rings, and in healthy, and HO-treated endothelial cells (H-ECs). Read More

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