Flavonoids

Publication Title: 
Planta Medica

The bioassay-directed isolation of Terminalia chebula fruits afforded four human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) integrase inhibitors, gallic acid ( 1) and three galloyl glucoses ( 2 - 4). In addition, four flavonol glycoside gallates ( 5 - 8) from Euphorbia pekinensis containing the galloyl moiety also showed the inhibitory activity at a level comparable to those of 2 - 4.

Author(s): 
Ahn, Mi-Jeong
Kim, Chul Young
Lee, Ji Suk
Kim, Tae Gyun
Kim, Seung Hee
Lee, Chong-Kyo
Lee, Bo-Bin
Shin, Cha-Gyun
Huh, Hoon
Kim, Jinwoong
Publication Title: 
Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin

The ripe fruit of Terminalia chebula RETZIUS (T. chebula RETZ) (Combretsceae), which is a native plant in India and Southeast Asia, has traditionally been used as a popular folk medicine for homeostatic, antitussive, laxative, diuretic, and cardiotonic treatments. The objective of this study was to evaluate the protective effects of an aqueous extract of fruit of T. chebula on the tert-butyl hydroperoxide (t-BHP)-induced oxidative injury observed in cultured rat primary hepatocytes and rat liver. Both treatment and pretreatment of the hepatocytes with the T.

Author(s): 
Lee, Hyun-Sun
Won, Nam Hee
Kim, Kyoung Heon
Lee, Hojoung
Jun, Woojin
Lee, Kwang-Won
Publication Title: 
Medicinal Chemistry (Shariqah (United Arab Emirates))

Ethanolic extracts of 30 Thai medicinal plants, traditionally used as alternative treatments in diabetes, were evaluated for antioxidative activity by the 2,2'-azinobis-(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) diammonium salt (ABTS) method. They were evaluated in vitro for oxidative stress by thiobarbituric acid-reactive substance (TBARS) assay in pooled plasma of diabetic patients compared to without treatment of the extracts (control). The extracts were also assayed for protein glycation. The results showed that five plants had strong antioxidant activity: Phyllanthus emblica Linn.

Author(s): 
Kusirisin, W.
Srichairatanakool, S.
Lerttrakarnnon, P.
Lailerd, N.
Suttajit, M.
Jaikang, C.
Chaiyasut, C.
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition

Fifteen fruits commonly used by the ethnic population in Nepal were studied for the antioxidant activity and total polyphenol content (TPC). Among them, Terminalia bellirica, Terminalia chebula, Phyllanthus emblica and Spondias pinnata were the most potent antioxidants as compared with vitamin C based on the 1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl hydrazyl radical assay. These fruits also contained high TPCs. Spondias pinnata, Pyrularia edulis, Melastoma malabathricum, Cipadema bacifera and Choerospondias axillaries fruits were evaluated for the first time.

Author(s): 
Chalise, Jaya Prakash
Acharya, Kalpana
Gurung, Nirmala
Bhusal, Ram Prasad
Gurung, Reenu
Skalko-Basnet, Natasa
Basnet, Purusotam
Publication Title: 
Phytochemistry

Thirty-four polyphenolic substances in methanol extracts of the fruits of Terminalia bellerica, Terminalia chebula and Terminalia horrida, three plants used in Egyptian folk medicine, were initially identified by HPLC-ESI-MS and quantitated by analytical HPLC after column chromatography on Sephadex LH-20. After purification by semi-preparative HPLC the compounds were identified by their mass and fragmentation patterns using ESI-MS-MS. For several compounds detailed 1H/13C NMR analysis at 600 MHz was performed.

Author(s): 
Pfundstein, Beate
El Desouky, Samy K.
Hull, William E.
Haubner, Roswitha
Erben, Gerhard
Owen, Robert W.
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Cellular damage caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) has been implicated in several diseases, and hence natural antioxidants have significant importance in human health. The present study was carried out to evaluate the in vitro antioxidant and reactive oxygen species scavenging activities of Terminalia chebula, Terminalia belerica and Emblica officinalis fruit extracts. METHODS: The 70% methanol extracts were studied for in vitro total antioxidant activity along with phenolic and flavonoid contents and reducing power.

Author(s): 
Hazra, Bibhabasu
Sarkar, Rhitajit
Biswas, Santanu
Mandal, Nripendranath
Publication Title: 
Acta Scientiarum Polonorum. Technologia Alimentaria

BACKGROUND: Free radicals are implicated in several metabolic diseases and the antioxidant therapy has gained an utmost importance in the treatment. The medicinal properties of plants have been investigated and explored for their potent antioxidant activities to counteract metabolic disorders. In this study, the chemical composition and free radical scavenging potential of leaf gall extracts (ethanol, petroleum ether, chloroform and aqueous) of Terminelia chebula is evaluated, which is extensively used in the preparation of traditiona medications to treat various metabolic diseases.

Author(s): 
Eshwarappa, Ravi Shankara Birur
Ramachandra, Y. L.
Subaramaihha, Sundara Rajan
Subbaiah, Sujan Ganapathy Pasura
Austin, Richard Surendranath
Dhananjaya, Bhadrapura Lakkappa
Publication Title: 
Food Chemistry

Wild edible fruits contribute significantly to the nutritional security of mankind across the globe. However, detailed analyses of health promoting bioactive compounds and antioxidants are lacking, especially in Himalayan wild edible fruits.

Author(s): 
Bhatt, Indra D.
Rawat, Sandeep
Badhani, Amit
Rawal, Ranbeer S.
Publication Title: 
Mechanisms of Ageing and Development

Silent information regulator two ortholog 1 (SIRT1) is the human ortholog of the yeast sir2 protein; one of the most important regulators of lifespan extension by caloric restriction in several organisms. Dietary polyphenols, abundant in vegetables, fruits, cereals, wine and tea, were reported to stimulate the deacetylase activity of recombinant SIRT1 protein and could therefore be potential regulators of aging associated processes.

Author(s): 
de Boer, Vincent C. J.
de Goffau, Marcus C.
Arts, Ilja C. W.
Hollman, Peter C. H.
Keijer, Jaap
Publication Title: 
Aging Cell

This past decade has seen the identification of numerous conserved genes that extend lifespan in diverse species, yet the number of compounds that extend lifespan is relatively small. A class of compounds called STACs, which were identified as activators of Sir2/SIRT1 NAD+-dependent deacetylases, extend the lifespans of multiple species in a Sir2-dependent manner and can delay the onset of age-related diseases such as cancer, diabetes and neurodegeneration in model organisms.

Author(s): 
Yang, Hongying
Baur, Joseph A.
Chen, Allen
Miller, Christine
Adams, Jeffrey K.
Kisielewski, Anne
Howitz, Konrad T.
Zipkin, Robert E.
Sinclair, David A.

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