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NovQ is a prenyltransferase capable of catalyzing the addition of a dimethylallyl group to both phenylpropanoids and flavonoids
NovQ is a member of a recently identified CloQ/NphB class of prenyltransferases. Although NphB has been well characterized as a prenyltransferase with flexibility against aromatic substrates, fewExpand
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Comparison of bee products based on assays of antioxidant capacities
BackgroundBee products (including propolis, royal jelly, and bee pollen) are popular, traditional health foods. We compared antioxidant effects among water and ethanol extracts of Brazilian greenExpand
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Neuroprotection by Brazilian Green Propolis against In vitro and In vivo Ischemic Neuronal Damage
We examined whether Brazilian green propolis, a widely used folk medicine, has a neuroprotective function in vitro and/or in vivo. In vitro, propolis significantly inhibited neurotoxicity induced inExpand
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Brazilian Green Propolis Protects against Retinal Damage In Vitro and In Vivo
Propolis, a honeybee product, has gained popularity as a food and alternative medicine. Its constituents have been shown to exert pharmacological (anticancer, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory)Expand
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1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl radical scavenging activity of bee products and their constituents determined by ESR.
The aim of this work was to investigate the antioxidant property of honeybee products and their constituents using an ESR method. Antioxidative activity was evaluated as the scavenging activity ofExpand
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Testing the standard model and searching for new physics with Bd → ππ and Bs → KK decays
A bstractWe propose to perform a combined analysis of B → ππ and Bs → K+K− modes, in the framework of a global CKM fit. The method optimizes the constraining power of these decays and allows toExpand
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10-Hydroxy-2-decenoic Acid, a Major Fatty Acid from Royal Jelly, Inhibits VEGF-induced Angiogenesis in Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is reported to be a potent pro-angiogenic factor that plays a pivotal role in both physiological and pathological angiogenesis. Royal jelly (RJ) is aExpand
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Vaticanol C, a resveratrol tetramer, activates PPARα and PPARβ/δ in vitro and in vivo
BackgroundAppropriate long-term drinking of red wine is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Resveratrol, a well-known SIRT1 activator is considered to be one of the beneficialExpand
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Water extract of propolis and its main constituents, caffeoylquinic acid derivatives, exert neuroprotective effects via antioxidant actions.
We investigated whether water extract of Brazilian green propolis (WEP) and its main constituents [caffeoylquinic acid derivatives (3,4-di-O-caffeoylquinic acid, 3,5-di-O-caffeoylquinic acid,Expand
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