Learn More
Quercetin is a flavonoid molecule ubiquitous in nature and functions as an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory agent with little toxicity in vivo and in vitro. Dose- and time-dependent effect of quercetin has been investigated on proinflammatory cytokine expression and NO production, focusing on its effects on the MAP kinases and the NF-κB signal(More)
The antioxidative effects of naringenin (1) and its synthetic derivative, naringenin 7-O-cetyl ether (2), were tested. Male rats were fed a 1 g/100 g high-cholesterol diet for 6 weeks with supplements of either 1 or 2 (0.073 mmol/100 g diet) to study the effects on the antioxidant enzyme activities in the erythrocyte and liver. The erythrocyte catalase(More)
The interstitial ground substance plays an essential role in the physiological processes of the capillary and the cell. Together they form a fundamental unit of function in which the cell is the most important part. Therefore the fundamental unit is called: THE CELLULAR UNIT. It is proposed central role and that this enzyme is indispensible for normal(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of 4-hydroxycinnamate (4-(OH)-C) supplement on the lipid metabolism and antioxidant system of rats fed a high-cholesterol diet. METHODS Three groups of rats were given a diet containing 1 g cholesterol/kg for 6 weeks. The control group only received a high cholesterol diet, whereas(More)
Fermentation optimization for the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus F93 was performed to amplify the most promising biological activity. Twelve active variables were analysed and optimized by the Plackett-Burman design, consisting of 16 experiments. Farnesyl protein transferase inhibitory activity showed the best response for the design, and selected parameters(More)
In the present study, we demonstrate that saucernetin-8 ( 1) and saucernetin-7 ( 2), isolated from the underground parts of Saururus chinensis (Saururaceae), exerted potent inhibitory effects on LPS-induced nitric oxide (NO) and prostaglandin E (2) (PGE (2)) production in RAW 264.7 cells. Both compounds 1 and 2, known as dineolignans, also suppressed the(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of S&S PWH, a proprietary herb and fiber combination (Bionutrigen Inc., Daejon, Republic of Korea), on body weight and lipid metabolism in rats fed with a high-fat diet. Three groups of male Sprague-Dawley rats were fed different diets for a 6-week period: normal control diet containing 5% (wt/wt)(More)
This study was designed to test the lipid-lowering and antioxidant activity of two bioflavonoids, quercetin dihydrate and gallate. Four groups of rats were given a semisynthetic diet containing 10 g cholesterol/kg for six weeks. The control group received only a high-cholesterol diet, whereas the other three groups received a diet including 1 g lovastatin,(More)
To identify genes responding to the cholesterol-rich diet, differentially expressed hepatic genes have been searched from a diet-induced hypercholesterolemic rabbit by differential display reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (DDRT-PCR). Among the many screened genes, Rab7 gene was shown to be distinctively up-regulated in response to the(More)
Cinnamate is a widespread secondary metabolite of phenolic compound synthesized by plants for defensive purposes. The current study was designed to investigate the effect of two structurally related cinnamate derivatives, 4-hydroxycinnamate and 3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)propionic acid (HPP), on the mRNA expression and activity of antioxidant enzymes in(More)