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Pungent products from garlic activate the sensory ion channel TRPA1.
Garlic belongs to the Allium family of plants that produce organosulfur compounds, such as allicin and diallyl disulfide (DADS), which account for their pungency and spicy aroma. Many health benefitsExpand
TRPA1 mediates spinal antinociception induced by acetaminophen and the cannabinoid Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabiorcol.
TRPA1 is a unique sensor of noxious stimuli and, hence, a potential drug target for analgesics. Here we show that the antinociceptive effects of spinal and systemic Expand
Endogenous Unsaturated C18 N-Acylethanolamines Are Vanilloid Receptor (TRPV1) Agonists*
The endogenous C18 N-acylethanolamines (NAEs) N-linolenoylethanolamine (18:3 NAE), N-linoleoylethanolamine (18:2 NAE), N-oleoylethanolamine (18:1 NAE), and N-stearoylethanolamine (18:0 NAE) areExpand
Fatty acids and other compounds with nematicidal activity from cultures of Basidiomycetes.
In a screening for nematicidal activities in cultures of Basidiomycetes, cultures of Pleurotus pulmonarius and Hericium coralloides exhibited toxic effects towards the saprophytic nematodeExpand
Secondary metabolites with nematicidal and antimicrobial activity from nematophagous fungi and Ascomycetes
Screening of nematode-trapping fungi for antimicrobial and nematicidal activities gave three new antimicrobial metabolites from cultures of five Arthrobotrys strains. The compounds exhibited noExpand
Arzanol, an anti-inflammatory and anti-HIV-1 phloroglucinol alpha-Pyrone from Helichrysum italicum ssp. microphyllum.
An acetone extract of Helichrysum italicum ssp. microphyllum afforded the phloroglucinol alpha-pyrone arzanol (1a) as a potent NF-kappaB inhibitor. Arzanol is identical with homoarenol (2a), whoseExpand
Novel natural vanilloid receptor agonists: new therapeutic targets for drug development.
The discovery that compounds lacking a recognizable vanillyl-like motif might act as vanilloids has given new impetus to a search for novel vanilloid receptor agonists and antagonists in compoundExpand
Evaluation of Beneficial Metabolic Effects of Berries in High-Fat Fed C57BL/6J Mice
Objective. The aim of the study was to screen eight species of berries for their ability to prevent obesity and metabolic abnormalities associated with type 2 diabetes. Methods. C57BL/6J mice wereExpand
Oligomeric acylphloroglucinols from myrtle (Myrtus communis).
The dimeric nonprenylated acylphloroglucinol semimyrtucommulone (6) was obtained from the leaves of myrtle (Myrtus communis) as a 2:1 mixture of two rotamers. The known trimeric phloroglucinolExpand
Galiellalactone Is a Direct Inhibitor of the Transcription Factor STAT3 in Prostate Cancer Cells*♦
Background: STAT3 is constitutively active in castration-resistant prostate cancer and the fungal metabolite galiellalactone inhibits STAT3 signaling. Results: Galiellalactone binds covalently to oneExpand