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  1. KOMPISISI MINYAK BIJI MENGKUDU (Morinda citrifolia L. [Oil Composition of Mengkudu (Morinda Citrofolia L Seeds

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    K H Timotius

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Mengkudu (Morinda citrifolia L. seeds were macerated or Soxhlet-extracted with various extractants (MeOH, EtAc, Chl : MeOH (2:1, v/v, hexane, and petroleum ether. Fatty acid profile was determined by using GC-MS.The amount of total lipid was varied from 4 - 8 % (w/w of seed weight depends on the extraction method and the polarity of extractant. The obtained major fatty acids were linoleic acid ( 55-63 % of the total fatty acid methyl esters followed by oleic acid, palmitic acid, and stearic acid. Chromatography on a silica column with solvent of increasing polarity yielded 85 % neutral lipids, 10 % glycolipids, and 5 % phospholipids.

  2. Aktivitas Antimikroba Ekstrak Bubuk Buah Mengkudu (Morinda citrifolia L. Terhadap Pertumbuhan Bakteri Patogen

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    Nyoman Semadi Antara

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian yang dilakukan bertujuan untuk mengkaji aktivitas antimikroba ekstrak bubuk buah mengkudu (Morinda citrifolia L. terhadap pertumbuhan beberapa bakteri patogen. Bubuk buah mengkudu diolah dari buah mentah dan matang yang kemudian diekstrak menggunakan berbagai jenis larutan pengekstrak. Larutan pengekstrak yang dicoba dalam penelitian ini adalah etanol, petroleum eter (PE, dan aquades. Hasil percobaan menunjukkan bahwa ekstrak bubuk mengkudu mentah dan matang yang diekstraksi dengan pelarut etanol memperlihatkan spektrum penghambatan yang lebih luas dibandingkan dengan menggunakan larutan pengekstrak PE dan aquades. Ekstrak buah mengkudu yang menggunakan etanol sebagai larutan pengekstrak dapat menghambat pertumbuhan Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhi dan Bacillus cereus. Sementara ekstrak menggunakan pelarut PE hanya memberikan penghambatan terhadap B. cereus, dan ekstrak bubuk mengkudu yang diekstrak dengan aquades tidak terdeteksi memberikan penghambatan terhadap ketiga bakteri uji.Kata Kunci: antimikroba, mengkudu, larutan pengekstrak, bakteri pathogen.

  3. Mengkudu (Morinda citrifolia Linn. gel affect on post-extraction fibroblast acceleration

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    Christian Khoswanto

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: Tooth extraction is one of treatment frequently done by dentists in clinics, hospital, and even private practices. One thing that is needed to be observed after the treatment is the speed of wound recovery process. Mengkudu is commonly used as medicinal treatments, some of them to heal wounds, but there had never been research of the use of mengkudu fruit on wound recovery after tooth extraction. Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of mengkudu gel in accelerating the escalation of fibroblast post tooth extraction on Dawley rats. Method: This study was used post test only control group design. Thirty male Dawley rats weigh between 250-300 grams, 3 months of age are being used. Tooth extraction is being done on lower left incisor. The 30 rats are divided into three groups, there are mengkudu (Morinda citrifolia Linn. gel, poviclone iodine, and control group. The data were analyzed statistically using One-Way ANOVA and LSD. Result: The result of every tested group with Kolmogorof-Smirnov test showed p > 0.05. Examination showed there was significant difference in fibroblast amount between the group with mengkudu gel and two other groups (p < 0.05. Conclusion: The application of mengkudu gel can accelerate the escalation of fibroblast after the tooth extraction on Dawley rats.Latar Belakang: Ekstraksi gigi merupakan perawatan yang sering dilakukan oleh dokter gigi baik di klinik, rumah sakit, dan praktekpribadi. Satu hal yang perlu diperhatikan setelahpencabutan gigi adalah kecepatanpenyembuhan luka bekas cabut. Mengkudu merupakan bahan yang sering digunakan untukpengobatan, salah satu diantaranya adalah untukpenyembuhan luka, namunpenelitian untuk kesembuhan luka pasca cabut gigi yang menggunakan mengkudu belum pernah dilakukan sebelumnya. Tujuan: Tujuanpenelitian ini untuk mengetahui efek gel mengkudu dalam mempercepat peningkatan jumlah fibroblas setelah pencabutan gigi tikus Dawley. Metode: Penelitian ini

  4. To trace the active compound in mengkudu (morinda citrifolia with anthelmintic acvtivity against Haemonchus contortus

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    T.B Murdiati

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available Intestinal parasites such Haemonchus contortus is usually controlled by management improvement and regular administration of anthelmintic. However, there is an indication of H. contortus resistance to several anthelmintic available in the market, which makes medicinal plants as an alternative anthelmintic and mengkudu or noni fruit (Morinda citrifolia have been reported as an effective anthelmintic. To trace the active compounds responsible for anthelmintic activity against H. contortus, the mengkudu fruit was continuosly extracted into hexane, chloroform, metanol and water, followed by in-vitro study on the anthelmintic activity. The in-vitro anthelmintic activity was base on the ability of the extracts to kill the worm and the ability of the extracts to prevent egg development. The study suggested that chloroform fraction which contains alkaloid and anthraquinon have the highest anthelmintic activity and showed significant different compared to control (P≤ 0.05.

  5. PENGARUH PENGGUNAAN TEPUNG SILASE DAUN MENGKUDU (Morinda citrifolia DALAM FORMULA PAKAN TERHADAP PERTUMBUHAN IKAN SIDAT (Anguilla bicolor STADIA ELVER

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    Dewi Cholifah

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini dilakukan untuk mengetahui pengaruh dan dosis terbaik penggunaan tepung silase daun Mengkudu (M. citrifolia dalam formula pakan terhadap pertumbuhan ikan Sidat (A. bicolor stadia elver. Penelitian dibagi menjadi dua tahap, tahap pertama formulasi pakan percobaan, dan tahap kedua uji in vivo/uji formula pakan percobaan skala laboratorium pada ikan Sidat. Pelaksanaan penelitian tahap 1 adalah membuat formula pakan iso protein (40% dan iso energi (3.600 kkal/kg pakan dengan memanfaatkan tepung silase daun Mengkudu sesuai perlakuan, menggunakan metode lembar kerja. Penelitian tahap 2 berdasarkan Rancangan Acak Lengkap (RAL dengan tiga ulangan. Empat perlakuan substitusi protein tepung silase daun Mengkudu terhadap protein tepung ikan yang berbeda, meliputi perlakuan A 0%(0:100; B 10%(10:90; C 20%(20:80 dan D 30%(30:70. Parameter utama adalah kelulushidupan (survival rate, laju pertumbuhan spesifik (specific growth rate, rasio konversi pakan (feed convertion ratio dan rasio efisiensi protein (protein efficiency ratio. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa penggunaan tepung silase daun Mengkudu dalam formula pakan berpengaruh nyata terhadap parameter laju pertumbuhan spesifik, rasio konversi pakan dan rasio efisiensi protein. Dosis terbaik tepung silase daun Mengkudu  mensubstitusi protein tepung ikan dalam formula pakan sebesar 14,71 – 15% yang menghasilkan nilai laju pertumbuhan spesifik 0,72 %BB/hari, rasio konversi pakan 3,38, dan rasio efisiensi protein 0,718.Kata kunci: formula pakan, silase daun Morinda citrifolia, Anguilla bicolor

  6. PENGUKURAN KANDUNGAN SKOPOLETIN PADA BEBERAPA TINGKAT KEMATANGAN BUAH MENGKUDU (Morinda citrifolia Linn) DENGAN METODE KLT DENSITOMETRI

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    Diana Nurus Sholehah

    2010-01-01

    Morinda citrifolia fruit has been used as remedies in Indonesia because many diseases could be healed. Scopoletin, one of major component of Morinda citrifolia was chosen as  marker compound because of  its various activites such as  hypotensive, antiinflamatory and antihistamine. The research aimed to determinate scopoletin in some maturations stage of Morinda citrifolia fruit in order to get best fruit for traditional medicine and phytopharmaca with optimal therapeutical effect . A simple a...

  7. Interval Waktu Penambahan Ampas Mengkudu (Morinda citrifolia L. dalam Ransum terhadap Performans Ayam Broiler

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    Yuni Primandini

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Time interval of supplementation of Morinda citrifolia L. by product on the performance broiler chicken  ABSTRACT. The research using Completely Randomized Design with 3x2 factorial arrangement and 4 replicated. Dose of Morinda citrifolia by product (T that is 0 g/kg ( T0; 0.50 g/kg ( T1; 0.75 g/kg ( T2 and 1.00 g/kg (T3 as first factor and time interval that is continue (A1 and 1 week interval (A2 as second factor. The performance parameters observed were : feed intake, body weight and small intestine measure. The result showed that no significant effect of time interval and interaction between time interval with Morinda citrifolia by product dose (p>0.05 on feed intake and small intestine measure. The addition dose of Morinda citrifolia by product increased (p<0.05 body weight, there was interaction (p<0.05 between time interval and Morinda citrifolia by product dose on body weight.

  8. PENGUKURAN KANDUNGAN SKOPOLETIN PADA BEBERAPA TINGKAT KEMATANGAN BUAH MENGKUDU (Morinda citrifolia Linn DENGAN METODE KLT DENSITOMETRI

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    Diana Nurus Sholehah

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Morinda citrifolia fruit has been used as remedies in Indonesia because many diseases could be healed. Scopoletin, one of major component of Morinda citrifolia was chosen as  marker compound because of  its various activites such as  hypotensive, antiinflamatory and antihistamine. The research aimed to determinate scopoletin in some maturations stage of Morinda citrifolia fruit in order to get best fruit for traditional medicine and phytopharmaca with optimal therapeutical effect . A simple and reliable TLC-Densitometry which has been validated before, was choosen to this aim. Fruit at stage 1,2,3 and 4 were taken  20, 45, 105 and 120 days after flowering. TLC was held on silica gel plates as stationary and ether : toluene : acetic acid 10 % (58:45:0,4 as mobile phase of fruit at stage 1, 2 and 4 and also ether : toluene : acetic acid 10 % (58:45:0,8 as mobile phase of fruit at stage 3.  Mean concentration of scopoletin at stage 1 was found to be (10,72±0,45 ppm, stage 2 was found to be (19,19±0,68 ppm, stage 3 found to be (57,94±0,79 ppm and stage 4 (14,11±0,39 ppm respectively.

  9. The Exotic Plants of Indonesia: Mahkota Dewa (Phaleria macrocarpa, Sikaduduak (Melastoma malabathricum Linn and Mengkudu (Morinda citrifolia as Potent Antioxidant Sources

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    Tuty Anggraini

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available The present study aims to determine the antioxidant activity of of three unique plants from Indonesia used for medicine of dried and etahnolic extract. Plants that are commonly used as medicine is Phaleria macrocarpa known as mahkota dewa (In West Sumatra, Melastoma malabathricum known as sikaduduak and Morinda citrifolia known as mengkudu. The DPPH methods used to the antioxidant assay. The dried Melastoma malabathricum dried and ethanolic extract shows the highest antioxidant activity than Phaleria macrocarpa and Morinda citrifolia both powder  and ethanolic extract. Started from 0,125mg/L for PMm and 0,25mg/L for PPm can be used for antioxidant measurement with DPPH.

  10. Optimal Binary Solvent Extraction System for Phenolic Antioxidants from Mengkudu (Morinda citrifolia Fruit

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    Chin Ping Tan

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Antioxidants have been widely used in the food industry to enhance product quality by preventing oxidation of susceptible substances. This work was carried out to maximise the recovery of total phenolic content (TPC, total flavonoid content (TFC, 2,2′-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulphonic acid (ABTS radical-scavenging capacity and 2,2′-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH radical-scavenging capacity from Morinda citrifolia fruit via modification of the ethanol concentration, extraction time and extraction temperature at minimal processing cost. The optimised conditions yielded values of 881.57 ± 17.74 mg GAE/100 g DW for TPC, 552.53 ± 34.16 mg CE/100 g DW for TFC, 799.20 ± 2.97 µmol TEAC/100 g DW for ABTS and 2,317.01 ± 18.13 µmol TEAC/100 g DW for DPPH were 75% ethanol, 40 min of time and 57 °C. The four responses did not differ significantly (p > 0.05 from predicted values, indicating that models obtained are suitable to the optimisation of extraction conditions for phenolics from M. citrifolia. The relative amounts of flavonoids were 0.784 ± 0.01 mg quercetin/g of extract and 1.021 ± 0.04 mg rutin/g of extract. On the basis of the results obtained, M. citrifolia extract can be used as a valuable bioactive source of natural antioxidants.

  11. Optimal binary solvent extraction system for phenolic antioxidants from mengkudu (Morinda citrifolia) fruit.

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    Thoo, Yin Yin; Ho, Swee Kheng; Abas, Faridah; Lai, Oi Ming; Ho, Chun Wai; Tan, Chin Ping

    2013-06-14

    Antioxidants have been widely used in the food industry to enhance product quality by preventing oxidation of susceptible substances. This work was carried out to maximise the recovery of total phenolic content (TPC), total flavonoid content (TFC), 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulphonic acid) (ABTS) radical-scavenging capacity and 2,2'-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical-scavenging capacity from Morinda citrifolia fruit via modification of the ethanol concentration, extraction time and extraction temperature at minimal processing cost. The optimised conditions yielded values of 881.57 ± 17.74 mg GAE/100 g DW for TPC, 552.53 ± 34.16 mg CE/100 g DW for TFC, 799.20 ± 2.97 µmol TEAC/100 g DW for ABTS and 2,317.01 ± 18.13 µmol TEAC/100 g DW for DPPH were 75% ethanol, 40 min of time and 57 °C. The four responses did not differ significantly (p > 0.05) from predicted values, indicating that models obtained are suitable to the optimisation of extraction conditions for phenolics from M. citrifolia. The relative amounts of flavonoids were 0.784 ± 0.01 mg quercetin/g of extract and 1.021 ± 0.04 mg rutin/g of extract. On the basis of the results obtained, M. citrifolia extract can be used as a valuable bioactive source of natural antioxidants.

  12. Buah Mengkudu (Morinda citrifolia Meningkatkan Respon Imun Mencit (Mus musculus Terhadap Infeksi Bakteri Staphylococcus aureus

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    Mufidah Zumrotul

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Noni (Morinda citrifolia Increase Immune Response in Mice (Mus musculus Infected Staphylococcus aureus. Infection disease caused by bacteria is one of the illness in several developing countries including in Indonesia, with high mortality rate. Infection of  S. aureus as the cause of problem resistance for antibiotic or multi drug resistance are giving the therapy of drug itself with change to medical herbal. The aim of this study is known the role of M.citrifolia extract to increase immune response of mice with infectioned of S. aureus. Mice were divided into two groups there are Non Infection and infection. Non Infection is without S. aureus and than infection has S. aureus. The each groups are including control, dose 1 (25 mg/kg BW, dose 2 (100 mg/kg BW, and dose 3 (300 mg/kg BW. Relative number of lymphocyte T cell (CD4+ subsets was measured  using the BD FACSCaliburTM Flowcytometer. Data were analyzed using Analysis of Varians (p<0,05 and using SPSS 16 for windows. The result showed that administration of  M. citrifolia crude extract in non infection groups was significantly increase the relative amounts T cell subsets (CD4+. Noni fruit extract can used as prevention therapy on infection disease of S. aureus bacteria because it contains active compounds that are anti-inflammation

  13. Pengaruh Pemberian Jus Buah Mengkudu (Morinda citrifolia dalam Air Minum Terhadap Penampilan Ayam Broiler Jantan

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    Nurhayati Nurhayati

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Effect of noni (Morinda citrifolia fruit juice in drinking water on male broiler chicken performance ABSTRACT. The present study was conducted to determine the effect of Noni (Morinda citrifolia fruit juice in drinking water on male broiler chicken performance. The study used 100 male broiler chicken at 3 days of age strain Platinum MB 202 produced by PT. Multi Breeder Adhirama Indonesia (Grup PT Jafpa Comfeed Indonesia Bandar Lampung. The study was assigned into The Completely Randomized Design with 5 treatments and 4 replications. Chicken were housed in 20 unit colony cages in size 100 x 50 x 50 cm each. The treatments were level of noni fruit juice in drinking water; R0 (control, chicken were not drunk noni fruit juice, R1 (chicken drank water contained 2,5% noni fruit juice, R2 (chicken drank water contained 5% noni fruit juice, R3 (chicken drank water contained 7,5% noni fruit juice and R4 (chicken drank water contained 10% noni fruit juice. Chicken fed similar ration containing 23.58% crude protein and 3943 kkal/kg gross energy. The selected noni fruit were mature fruit or has color white yellowish. Ration and drinking water were offered ad libitum. During the experiment, chicken were vaccinated only by Vaccine ND on 4 days of age. Chicken were kept for 4 weeks. Parameters measured were feed consumption, drinking water consumption, body weight gain and feed conversion ratio. Collected data were analyzed by analysis of variance and significant effect on the parameters were tested by Duncan’s Multiple Range Test. Result of this study showed that there was not significant (P>0,05 effect noni fruit juice in drinking water on feed consumption, drinking water consumption, body weight gain and feed conversion ratio. It is concluded that noni fruit juice could be mixed into the drinking water of broiler chicken up to 10%.

  14. PENGARUH PENGGUNAAN TEPUNG SILASE DAUN MENGKUDU (Morinda citrifolia) DALAM FORMULA PAKAN TERHADAP PERTUMBUHAN IKAN SIDAT (Anguilla bicolor) STADIA ELVER

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    Dewi Cholifah; Mivida Febriani; Ekawati, Arning W; Yenny Risjani

    2012-01-01

    Penelitian ini dilakukan untuk mengetahui pengaruh dan dosis terbaik penggunaan tepung silase daun Mengkudu (M. citrifolia) dalam formula pakan terhadap pertumbuhan ikan Sidat (A. bicolor) stadia elver. Penelitian dibagi menjadi dua tahap, tahap pertama formulasi pakan percobaan, dan tahap kedua uji in vivo/uji formula pakan percobaan skala laboratorium pada ikan Sidat. Pelaksanaan penelitian tahap 1 adalah membuat formula pakan iso protein (40% ) dan iso energi (3.600 kkal/kg pakan) dengan m...

  15. Uji Aktivitas Beberapa Konsentrasi Ekstrak Daun Dan Buah Mengkudu (Morinda citrifolia L.) Terhadap Ulat Tritip Plutella Xylostella L. (Lepidoptera : Plutellidae) Di Laboratorium

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    Ginting, Maria

    2012-01-01

    This research is aim to to know activity from leaf extract and mengkudu fruit (M L citrifolia.) to tritip caterpillar ( P. xylostella L.). This Research is executed on Laboratory Pest Plant Faculty Of Agriculture University North Sumatra with height + 25 metre highland and was done on April - May 2005. This research use Factorial Complete Random Device with 2 Factor that is DB (Extract Leaf and Mengkudu fruit) and K ( Concentration). Consist with 6 treatment and 4 replicates. That is DK...

  16. Uji Aktivitas Beberapa Konsentasi Ekstrak Daun dan Buah Mengkudu (Morinda citrifolia L.) Terhadap Ulat Tritip Plutella xyU>stella L. (Lepidoptera : Plutellidae) Di Laboratorium

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    Ginting, Maria

    2012-01-01

    This research is aim to to know activity from leaf extract and mengkudu fruit (M L citrifolia.) to tritip caterpillar ( P. xylostella L.). This Research is executed on Laboratory Pest Plant Faculty Of Agriculture University North Sumatra with height + 25 metre highland and was done on April - May 2005. This research use Factorial Complete Random Device with 2 Factor that is DB (Extract Leaf and Mengkudu fruit) and K ( Concentration). Consist with 6 treatment and 4 replicates. That is...

  17. PEMURNIAN PROTEASE DARI BUAH DAN DAUN MENGKUDU (Morinda citrifolia L. [Purification of Proteases from Fruits and Leaves of Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.

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    Dwi Ishartani1,2*

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Proteases have been widely used in cancer treatment, wounds healing, overcoming digestion disorder and other modern pharmaceutical applications. Proteases may be present in fruits and leaves of noni (Morinda citrifolia L. since the plant has been used traditionally in wound healing. This research aimed to purify proteases from noni’s fruits and leaves at two maturity stages, i.e. fruits with green-yellow (TK2 and white-yellow (TK4 skin colour, also leaves from shoot and base. Proteases were purified through several steps consisting of extraction, precipitation using saturated ammonium sulfate and dialysis followed by electrophoresis under denaturing conditions (SDS-PAGE and zymography. The specific activity of the four extracts showed different trend during purification. The specific activity of TK2 fruit, shoot and base leaves decreased whereas TK4 fruits increased. TK2 crude extract had a higher specific activity (3.79 U/mg than the other crude extracts. SDS-PAGE and zymogram using 12% acrylamide indicated that the dialysates were not pure proteases. The molecular weight profiles of the TK2 dialysates were similar to TK4 dialysates, while those of shoot leaves dialysates were similar to the base leaves dialysates. The SDS-PAGE separated the enzymes in the fruit dialysates into several bands of polypeptides,i.e. 24-26kDa, 14-15kDa, 12-13kDa and the smaller ones, and also separated the enzymes in the dialysates of leaves into two bands, 70kDa and 58-61.5kDa. Protease bands detected in the zymogram of fruits were estimated at ~25kDa, ~27kDa, and 37-38kDa, whereas of those of leaves were estimated at ~29kDa and ~50kDa. The ~25kDa and ~29kDa protein bands appearing in zymogram were similar to papain’s and bromelain’s molecular weight.

  18. Peran Ekstrak Etanol Topikal Daun Mengkudu (Morinda citrifolia L.) pada Penyembuhan Luka Ditinjau dari Imunoekspresi CD34 dan Kolagen pada Tikus Galur Wistar

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    Indah Puti Rahmayani S; Ani Melani Maskoen; Bethy S. Hernowo

    2013-01-01

    Problems in wound healing occurred if proper care is not given and the wound develops into a chronic wound. Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) is one of the most common plants in tropical areas, including Indonesia, which fruit, leaves dan root are used in traditional treatment, for example wound healing. This experimental research with post test-only control group design identified the effect of topical application of noni leaves ethanol extract on wound healing by examining the histopathological ...

  19. Aktivitas Imunomodulator Ekstrak Buah Mengkudu pada Mencit yang Diinfeksi Staphylococcus aureus (IMMUNOMODULATORS ACTIVITY OF NONI (MORINDA CITRIFOLIA L. FRUIT EXTRACT IN MICE INFECTED WITH STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS

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    Zumrotul Mufidah

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available This study aim was to determine the immunomodulatory activity of noni (Morinda citrifolia L. fruitextract in mice infected with Staphylococcus aureus. Mice were divided into two group :  non-infected  andinfected. Non Infected group was without S. aureus infection whereas the infected group was infected withS. aureus. Group contain control, dose 1 (25 mg/kg BW, dose 2 (100 mg/kg BW, and dose 3 (300 mg/kg BW.Oral treatment carried out for 20 days in every morning and each sample was injected with  S. aureus atday 21 with 109 cell/mL. Relative number of T cell (CD4+, CD4+CD25+, and cytokine interferon-ã fromCD4+ T cell (CD4+IFN-ã+ subsets was measured using the BD FACSCaliburTM Flowcytometer. Data wereanalyzed by using Analysis of Varians (p<0,05 and SPSS 16 for windows. The result showed thatadministration of noni crude extract was significantly change the relative number of CD4+, CD4+IFN-ã+,and CD4+CD25+ T cells. Treatment of noni crude extract in non-infection group could increase  relativenumber of CD4+, CD4+IFN-ã+  and CD4+CD25+ T cells that might be caused by active compounds of noni asmitogen.  Giving of noni crude extract in infected group could reduce  the relative number of CD4+, CD4+CD25+and CD4+IFN-ã+ T cells due to it  active compounds as anti-inflamation. Noni fruit extract can be used aspreventive therapy on S. aureus infection  because it contains active compounds as an anti-inflammationeffect.

  20. Peran Ekstrak Etanol Topikal Daun Mengkudu (Morinda citrifolia L. pada Penyembuhan Luka Ditinjau dari Imunoekspresi CD34 dan Kolagen pada Tikus Galur Wistar

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    Indah Puti Rahmayani S

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Problems in wound healing occurred if proper care is not given and the wound develops into a chronic wound. Noni (Morinda citrifolia L. is one of the most common plants in tropical areas, including Indonesia, which fruit, leaves dan root are used in traditional treatment, for example wound healing. This experimental research with post test-only control group design identified the effect of topical application of noni leaves ethanol extract on wound healing by examining the histopathological appearance of fibroblas count, inflammatory cell infiltration, cluster of differentiation 34 (CD34 immunoexpression, and collagen deposition. The research was performed between November 2010 until September 2011 at the Pharmacology and Pathology Anatomy laboratories of Dr. Hasan Sadikin General Hospital Bandung. Excisions were made on each back of the rat of the 36 rats that were divided into control and test groups where the test group received topical application of noni leaves ethanol extract. The wound was examined on day 3, 7, and 14 using a light microscope. The result showed a tendency of better wound healing in the test group for all parameters based on the data on day 3, 7, and 14. Mann-Whitney Test with 95% confidence interval (p<0.05 showed that the p value for fibroblast count, inflammation cell infiltration, CD34 immunoexpression and collagen subsequently were p=0.319, p=0.290, p=0.251, and p=0.245, respectively. In conclusion, topical application of noni leaves ethanol extract has a benefit on wound healing although the results are not statistically significant.

  1. Natural Antioxidants: Piper sarmentosum (Kadok) and Morinda elliptica (Mengkudu).

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    Subramaniam, Vimala; Adenan, Mohd Ilham; Ahmad, Abdull Rashih; Sahdan, Rohana

    2003-03-01

    The antioxidant activity of two edible medicinal plants commonly used in Malaysian traditional medicine i.e. Piper sarmentosum (kadok) and Morinda elliptica (mengkudu) were tested for antioxidant activity. The methanolic leave extracts of kadok and mengkudu, at 250ug/ml, were tested using the Xanthine/Xanthine Oxidase (X/XOD) Superoxide Scavenging assay. Both extracts showed high superoxide scavenging assay, 88% and 80% respectively compared to superoxide dismutase (SOD) standard. The crude extracts were further fractionated using column chromatography and tested for superoxide scavenging activity, to obtain antioxidant active fractions. Two active fractions were obtained from kadok, PsFr6-71.3%, PsFr7-71.3%, and one active fraction from mengkudu, MeFr3-86.6%. These active fractions were compared against 14 phenolic compound standards. After a series of HPLC analysis of samples and standards, a natural antioxidant compound was identified in kadok and mengkudu i.e. Naringenin (4',5,7-Trihydroxyflavanone) with 75.7% superoxide scavenging activity. Naringenin is a highly potent natural antioxidant that has been reported in the raw materials of larch and grapefruit extracts. Thus, kadok and mengkudu which contain Naringenin, could be used as antioxidant dietary supplements.

  2. Antioxidant and antiangiogenic activities of the essential oils of Myristica fragrans and Morinda citrifolia

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    Suthagar Pillai Piaru; Roziahanim Mahmud; Amin Malik Shah Abdul Majid; Zeyad Daoud Mahmoud Nassar

    2012-01-01

    ABSTRACT Objective:Toinvestigate the anti-angiogenic activity and antioxidant properties ofMyristica fragrans (M. fragrans) (nutmeg) andMorinda citrifolia (M. citrifolia)(mengkudu) oils. Methods: The nutmeg and megkudu essential oils were obtained by steam distillation. The antioxidant activities of both essential oils were determined by beta-carotene/linoleic acid bleaching assay and reducing power while the anti-angiogenic activity was investigated using rat aortic ring assay using various concentrations.Results:The results showed that nutmeg oil has higher antioxidant activity than mengkudu oil. The nutmeg oil effectively inhibited the oxidation of linoleic acid with (88.68±0.1)% while the inhibition percentage of oxidation of linoleic acid of the mengkudu oil is (69.44±0.4)%. The nutmeg oil and mengkudu oil showed reducing power with anEC50 value of 181.4 μg/mL and 3 043.0μg/mL, respectively. The antiangiogenic activity of nutmeg oil showed significant antiangiogenic activity withIC50 of77.64μg/mL comparing to mengkudu oil which exhibits IC50 of109.30 μg/mL.Conclusion: Bioactive compound(s) will be isolated from the nutmeg essential oil to be developed as antiangiogenic drugs.

  3. Cancer preventive effect of Morinda citrifolia (Noni).

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    Wang, M Y; Su, C

    2001-12-01

    Morinda citrifolia (Noni) has been extensively used in folk medicine by Polynesians for over 2,000 years. It has been reported to have broad therapeutic effects, including anticancer activity, in both clinical practice and laboratory animal models. The mechanism for these effects remains unknown. The hypothesis that Morinda citrifolia possesses a cancer preventive effect at the initiation stage of carcinogenesis was studied. Our preliminary data indicated that 10% Tahitian Noni Liquid Dietary Supplement or Tahitian Noni Juice (TNJ), made from Morinda citrifolia fruit by Morinda Inc, in drinking water for one week was able to prevent DMBA-DNA adduct formation. The levels of DMBA-DNA adducts were reduced by 30% in the heart, 41% in the lung, 42% in the liver, and 80% in the kidney of female SD rats. Even more dramatic results were obtained in male C57 BL-6 mice: 10% TNJ was able to reduce DMBA-DNA adduct formation by 60% in the heart, 50% in the lung, 70% in the liver, and 90% in the kidney. In order to explore the mechanism of this preventive effect, the antioxidant activity of TNJ was examined in vitro by lipid hydroperoxide (LPO) and tetrazolium nitroblue (TNB) assays. In the LPO assay, LPO oxidizes leucomethylene blue to methylene blue in the presence of hemoglobin. The resultant blue color was quantified at 660 nm spectrophotometrically. In the TNB assay, superoxide anion radicals (SAR) reduce TNB into formazan blue that was also measured by absorption at 602 nm. TNJ showed a dose-dependent inhibition of both LPO and SAR in our system. The antioxidant activity of TNJ was compared to the effects of vitamin C, grape seed powder (GSP), and pycnogenol (PYC) at the daily dose per serving level recommended by U.S.RDAs or manufacturers. The results suggest that prevention of carcinogen-DNA adduct formation and the antioxidant activity of TNJ may contribute to the cancer preventive effect of Morinda citrifolia.

  4. Recovery of Phytochemical Components from Various Parts of Morinda citrifolia Extracts by Using Membrane Separator

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    Krishnaiah, Duduku; Sarbatly, Rosalam; Nah, Ng Lee

    In this study, extracts from various Morinda Citrifolia parts (leaf, fruit and root) by methanol was separated into permeate and retentate fractions using a membrane system equipped with a nanofiltration (NF) membrane. NF was carried on a ceramic membrane with MWCO of 5 kD. Effect of NF transmembrane pressure at 0.1, 0.12 and 0.17 bar was examined at constant temperature 45EC with constant flow rate. The influence of transmembrane pressure on the efficiency of antioxidant activity and total phenolic content of permeate retentate concentration was examined. The antioxidant activities of crude mengkudu extracts, NF permeate and retentate were evaluated by using the DPPH radical scavenging activity and total phenolic content.

  5. Morinda citrifolia leaves enhance osteogenic differentiation and mineralization of human periodontal ligament cells.

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    Boonanantanasarn, Kanitsak; Janebodin, Kajohnkiart; Suppakpatana, Prapan; Arayapisit, Tawepong; Rodsutthi, Jit-aree; Chunhabundit, Panjit; Boonanuntanasarn, Surintorn; Sripairojthikoon, Wanida

    2014-01-01

    This present study investigated the potential of Morinda citrifolia leaf aqueous extract to induce osteogenic differentiation and matrix mineralization of human periodontal ligament (hPDL) cells. Human periodontal ligament cells were cultured in complete medium, ascorbic acid with β-glycerophosphate, or Morinda citrifolia leaf aqueous extract. Morinda citrifolia leaf aqueous extract significantly increased alkaline phosphatase activity compared to culturing in complete medium or ascorbic acid with β-glycerophosphate. Matrixcontaining mineralized nodules were formed only when the cells were cultured in the presence of Morinda citrifolia leaf aqueous extract. These nodules showed positive alizarin red S staining and were rich in calcium and phosphorus according to energy dispersive X-ray analysis. In conclusion, Morinda citrifolia leaf extract promoted osteogenic differentiation and matrix mineralization in human periodontal ligament cells, a clear indication of the therapeutic potential of Morinda citrifolia leaves in bone and periodontal tissue regeneration.

  6. Pre-clinical toxicity of Morinda citrifolia Linn. leaf extract

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    Serafini, Mairim Russo; Santos, Rodrigo Correia; Dória, Grace Anne Azevedo; Jesus, Josepha Yohanna de; de Melo, Marcelia Garcez Dória; Santos, João Paulo Almeida dos; Rabelo, Thallita Kelly; Fortes, Vanessa Silveira; FONSECA, Maria José Vieira; Albuquerque Junior, Ricardo Luiz Cavalcanti de; Quintans-Júnior, Lucindo José; Araújo, Adriano Antunes de Souza

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    This investigation was carried out to evaluate the safety of an aqueous extract of Morinda citrifolia leaves (AEMC) by determining its potential toxicity after acute administration (5 g/kg) in rodents and cytotoxic studies. General behavior adverse effects and mortality were determined for up to 14 days. Biochemical and hematological parameters were determined after 14 days. Cytotoxic effects of the AEMC were determined by spectrophotometric 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazole-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazoli...

  7. Anti Epileptic Activity of Morinda citrifolia Linn Fruit Extract

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    2010-01-01

    Fruit extract of Morinda citrifolia (Noni), a medicinal plant used in many neuro protective ayurvedic preparations was evaluated for its protective effect against seizures induced by Maximal Electro Shock (MES) method in rats. A daily dose of 200 and 400 mg/kg of the extract was administered to the animals for 15 days, after which seizures were induced by maximum electro shock method and the duration of various phases of epileptic attacks were recorded and compared with the control animals. A...

  8. New anthraquinones from the stem of Morinda citrifolia Linn.

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    Siddiqui, Bina S; Sattar, Fouzia A; Begum, Sabira; Gulzar, Tahsin; Ahmad, Fayaz

    2006-10-01

    Studies on the chemical constituents of the stem of Morinda citrifolia, Linn. have led to the isolation of two new compounds, morindicinone (=2-hydroxy-1,8-dimethoxy-7-methoxymethylanthraquinone, 1) and morindicininone (=4-hydroxymethyl-1,3-dimethoxyanthraquinone, 2), as well as two known constituents, 2-hydroxyanthraquinone (3) and 2-methoxyanthraquinone (4). Their structures were elucidated by spectral analysis including 2D-NMR techniques.

  9. Chemical Constituents from the Stems of Morinda citrifolia Linn.

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    Siddiqui, Bina S; Sattar, Fouzia A; Begum, Sabira; Gulzar, Tahsin; Ahmad, Fayaz

    2007-07-01

    Studies on the chemical constituents of the stems of Morinda citrifolia, Linn. have led to the isolation of two new compounds, morindicone (9-hydroxy-2-methoxy-4-methyl-3,10-anthracenedione, 1) and morinthone (4-methoxy-3-heptadecylxanthone, 2), as well as two known constituents, 1-hydroxy-2-methylanthraquinone (3) and 2-hydroxymethylanthraquinone (4). Their structures were elucidated by spectral analysis including 2D NMR techniques.

  10. Hypolipidemic effect of seed oil of noni (Morinda citrifolia).

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    Pazos, Diana C; Jiménez, Fabiola E; Garduño, Leticia; López, V Eric; Cruz, M Carmen

    2011-07-01

    Morinda citrifolia, has been reported to posses different biological activities and almost all parts of this have been studied phytochemically. However there are few studies on the seeds of fruit. The objective of present study was investigated the effect to Noni Seed Oil (NSO) on serum lipid levels in normolipidemic and hyperlipidemic induced mice. We find that administration of noni oil causes a reduction in total cholesterol and triglycerides levels in both models. However hypolipidemic effect is higher when hyperlipidemia is presented.

  11. Transformation of Morinda citrifolia via simple mature seed imbibition method.

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    Lee, J J; Ahmad, S; Roslan, H A

    2013-12-15

    Morinda citrifolia, is a valuable medicinal plant with a wide range of therapeutic properties and extensive transformation study on this plant has yet been known. Present study was conducted to establish a simple and reliable transformation protocol for M. citrifolia utilising Agrobacterium tumefaciens via direct seed exposure. In this study, the seeds were processed by tips clipping and dried and subsequently incubated in inoculation medium. Four different parameters during the incubation such as incubation period, bacterial density, temperature and binary vectors harbouring beta-glucuronidase (GUS) gene (pBI121 and pGSA1131), were tested to examine its effect on transformation efficiency. The leaves from the treated and germinated seedlings were analysed via Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), histochemical assay of the GUS gene and reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR). Results of the study showed that Agrobacterium strain LBA4404 with optical density of 1.0 and 2 h incubation period were optimum for M. citrifolia transformation. It was found that various co-cultivation temperatures tested and type of vector used did not affect the transformation efficiency. The highest transformation efficiency for M. citrifolia direct seed transformation harbouring pBI121 and pGSA1131 was determined to be 96.8% with 2 h co-cultivation treatment and 80.4% when using bacterial density of 1.0, respectively. The transformation method can be applied for future characterization study of M. citrifolia.

  12. Two new glycosides from the fruits of Morinda citrifolia L.

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    Hu, Ming-Xu; Zhang, Hong-Cai; Wang, Yu; Liu, Shu-Min; Liu, Li

    2012-01-01

    To study the chemical constituents of the fruits of noni (Morinda citrifolia L.), and find novel compounds, an n-butanol extract of the ethanol soluble fraction was subjected to repeated silica gel and ODS column chromatography and HPLC. Two new glycosides were isolated and their structures elucidated by NMR and HRFAB-MS spectrometry as (2E,4E,7Z)-deca-2,4,7-trienoate-2-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-β-D-glucopyranoside and amyl-1-O-β-D-apio-furanosyl-1,6-O-β-D-glucopyranoside, respectively.

  13. Two New Glycosides from the Fruits of Morinda citrifolia L.

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    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available To study the chemical constituents of the fruits of noni (Morinda citrifolia L., and find novel compounds, an n-butanol extract of the ethanol soluble fraction was subjected to repeated silica gel and ODS column chromatography and HPLC. Two new glycosides were isolated and their structures elucidated by NMR and HRFAB-MS spectrometry as (2E,4E,7Z-deca-2,4,7-trienoate-2-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-β-D-glucopyra-noside (1 and amyl-1-O-β-D-apio-furanosyl-1,6-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (2, respectively.

  14. Antibacterial Constituents of Hainan Morinda citrifolia (Noni) Leaves.

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    Zhang, Wei-Min; Wang, Wei; Zhang, Jing-Jing; Wang, Zhi-Rong; Wang, Yu; Hao, Wang-Jun; Huang, Wu-Yang

    2016-05-01

    Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) is an edible and medicinal plant distributed in Hainan, China. The antibacterial activities of the extracts of water (WE), petroleum ether (PEE), ethyl acetate (EAE), chloroform (CE), and n-butanol (BE) were assayed by the disk diffusion method. The results showed that the extracts from Noni leaves possessed antibacterial effects against Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli, Proteus vulgaris, and Staphylococcus aureus. Among 5 different extracts, the BE produced the best antibacterial activity. The samples were first extracted by ethanol, and the primary compounds in the BE fraction of ethanol extract was further isolated and identified. Six phenolic compounds, including 5, 15-dimethylmorindol, ferulic acid, p-hydroxycinamic acid, methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate, methyl ferulate, and methyl 4-hydroxycinnamate, were identifiedby NMR. The results indicated that the phenolic compounds might significantly contribute to antibacterial activities of Noni leaves.

  15. Efficacy of a Morinda citrifolia Based Skin Care Regimen

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    Brett J. West

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available A six week clinical trial of a Morinda citrifolia (noni based skin care regimen was conducted with 49 women, ages 38 to 55 years. Daily application of three product formulations to the face and neck resulted in significant reductions in lateral canthal fine lines and wrinkles (crow’s feet, as measured by technician scoring and digital image analysis. Use of the regimen also improved skin elasticity and firmness Cutometer® measurements. No evidence of skin irritation was present in any participant at any time during the trial. A study questionnaire revealed that the measured improvements were visibly perceptible to more than 90% of the participants. The trial results substantiate traditional uses of the noni plant to improve skin health.

  16. Toxicity and Antioxidant Tests of Morinda citrifolia (noni Seed Extract

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    Brett J. West

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the current study was to evaluate Morinda citrifolia (noni seed extract, a food ingredient, for potential toxicity and antioxidant activity. Nitrates, nitrites, phytic acid, oxalic acid, as well as aflatoxins B1, B2, G1 and G2 were not detected in the extract. The extract was also non-cytoxic (LC50 > 1 mg/mL in the 24 and 40 h brine shrimp toxicity test. There were no symptoms of toxicity in a subacute (28 day oral toxicity test in Sprague-Dawley rats. Noni seed extract did not display any genotoxic potential in a primary DNA damage test in E. coli PQ37. The extract did exhibit significant antioxidant activity in the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC and Ferric Reducing Antioxidant Power (FRAP tests.

  17. Inhibitory effect of morinda citrifolia L. On lipoprotein lipase activity.

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    Pak-Dek, M S; Abdul-Hamid, A; Osman, A; Soh, C S

    2008-10-01

    Efficacy of Morinda citrifolia L. leaf (MLE) and fruit extracts (MFE) in inhibiting lipoprotein lipase (LPL) was determined in vitro. The result of the study showed that the highest inhibition on the LPL activity was exhibited by MLE (66%+/- 2.1%), which is significantly higher than that demonstrated by MFE (54.5%+/- 2.5%), green tea extract (GTE) (54.5%+/- 2.6%), and catechin (43.6%+/- 6.1%). Percent of LPL inhibition increase with concentration of the extracts. Quantitative analysis of the extracts revealed the presence of high levels of (+)-catechin at 63.5 +/- 17 and 53.7 +/- 5.7 mg/g in MLE and MFE, respectively, although not as high as that found in GTE (530.6 +/- 42 mg/g). Appreciable amount of epicatechin was found in all extracts tested, while rutin was only found in MLE and MFE. The study suggested that both leaf and fruit of M. citrifolia may be used as antiobesity agents in body weight management.

  18. Anti-fungal activity of Morinda citrifolia (noni extracts against Candida albicans: An in vitro study

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    K Barani

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the anti-fungal activity of Morinda citrifolia fruit extract on Candida albicans. Materials and Methods: Juice extract from M. citrifolia fruit was lyophilized and used in anti-fungal testing. Anti-fungal activity of M. citrifolia fruit extract against C. albicans was tested in vitro at various concentrations. The inhibitory effect of M. citrifolia extract on C. albicans was determined by agar culture and applied broth dilution test. Results: M. citrifolia extract at 1000 μg/ml concentration effectively inhibited the growth of C. albicans (16.6 ± 0.3 compared with the positive control - amphotericin B (20.6 ± 0.6. It was found to be a dose-dependent reaction. Conclusion: M. citrifolia fruit extract had an anti-fungal effect on C. albicans and the inhibitory effect varied with concentration.

  19. Studies of antiviral activity and cytotoxicity of Wrightia tinctoria and Morinda citrifolia

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    Selvam P

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Different extracts of leaf parts of Wrightia tinctoria and fruit powder of Morinda citrifolia have been studied against replication of HIV-1(IIIB in MT-4 cells and HCV in Huh 5.2 cells. Chloroform extract of Wrightia tinctoria exhibited a maximum protection of 48% against the cytopathic effect of HIV-1(IIIB in MT-4 cells. Fruit juice of Morinda citrifolia exhibited a displayed marked cytotoxic activity in lymphocyte (MT-4 cells (CC50: 0.19 mg/ml. The 50% effective concentration for inhibition of HCV subgenomic replicon replication in Huh 5-2 cells by Morinda citrifolia was 0.98 µg/ml and by chloroform extract of Wrightia tinctoria was 10 µg/ml. The concentration that reduced the growth of exponentially proliferating Huh 5-2 cells by 50% was greater than 50 µg/ml.

  20. The effect of antibiotic and Morinda citrifolia waste bioactive as feed additive in layer ration

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    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available A study on the use of zinc bacitracin antibiotic (ZnB and Morinda citrifolia waste as feed additive in layer ration was conducted. One hundred and twenty pullet of Isa Brown strain were allocated into 5 treatments with 6 replications with 4 birds/replication. The treatment were: control, control + antibiotic (50 ppm Zinc bacitracin and control + M. citrifolia waste at 3 levels (5, 10 and 15 g/kg ration. Analysis of variance was conducted in a completely randomized design. Variables measured were: feed intake, hen day (% HD, egg weight and feed conversion ratio (FCR. The results showed that feed intake of hens with M. citrifolia waste 5g/kg for 6 month was significantly (P0.05. The percentage of HD with antibiotic and M. citrifolia waste did not significantly (P>0.05 differ, but tent to be higher than that of the control. Egg weight with M. citrifolia waste 5 g/kg was significantly (P0.05.differ. FCR with antibiotic and M. citrifolia waste 5 g/kg was significantly lower than that of control. Between antibiotic and M. citrifolia waste was not significantly different (P<0.05, but FCR with antibiotic and M. citrifolia waste 5 g/kg tent to be lower than that of M. citrifolia waste 10 and 15g/kg. It is concluded that the use of M. citrifolia waste 5 g/kg can substituted antibiotic in layer ration.

  1. Anticancer activity of Morinda citrifolia (Noni) fruit: a review.

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    Brown, Amy C

    2012-10-01

    This review investigated the relationship of noni juice, or its extract (fruit, leaves or root), to anticancer and/or immunostimulant properties. A Medline search was conducted using the key search words 'Morinda citrifolia' and 'Morinda citrifolia and cancer' (1964 to October, 2011) along with cross-referencing. Botanical and chemical indexes were not included. A total of 304 and 29 (10%) articles, respectively, were found under these key terms. Of the 19 studies actually related to cancer, seven publications were in vitro cancer studies, nine were in vivo animal cancer studies, and three were in vivo human cancer studies. Among the in vitro studies, a 'concentrated component' in noni juice and not pure noni juice may (1) stimulate the immune system to 'possibly' assist the body fight the cancer, and (2) kill a small percentage (0-36%) of cancer cells depending on the type. The nine animal studies suggest that a concentrated component in noni juice may stimulate the immune system; but only slightly increases the number (about 1/3; 25-45%) of surviving mice. Other than two case studies, only two human clinical studies existed. The first consisted of testing freeze-dried noni fruit, which reduced pain perception, but did not reverse advanced cancer. The second was on smokers ingesting an unknown concentration of noni juice who experienced decreased aromatic DNA adducts, and decreased levels of plasma superoxide anion radicals and lipid hydroperoxide. Factors to consider in the future are clearly defining the substance being tested, and whether or not the juice is pasteurized. Some reports of hepatotoxicity exist, although there were confounding factors in most of the case reports. More importantly, noni juice is high in potassium and needs to be monitored by patients with kidney, liver or heart problems. In conclusion, a few in vitro and in vivo animal studies suggest a possible unidentified substance in unpasteurized noni fruit juice that may have a small degree of

  2. Anti Epileptic Activity of Morinda citrifolia Linn Fruit Extract

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    P. Muralidharan

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Fruit extract of Morinda citrifolia (Noni, a medicinal plant used in many neuro protective ayurvedic preparations was evaluated for its protective effect against seizures induced by Maximal Electro Shock (MES method in rats. A daily dose of 200 and 400 mg/kg of the extract was administered to the animals for 15 days, after which seizures were induced by maximum electro shock method and the duration of various phases of epileptic attacks were recorded and compared with the control animals. A significant (P<0.01 and P<0.001 reduction in the time taken for righting reflex (recovery was noted in the experimental animals. The levels of biogenic amines such as dopamine, serotonin and nor-adrenaline in the forebrain region were also estimated and a significant level of restoration was opserved in the extract treated animals. Significant results were opserved in the estimated parameters thereby justifying the use of this medicinal plant in the treatment of epilepsy.

  3. Isolation and structural elucidation of chemical constituents from the fruits of Morinda citrifolia Linn.

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    Siddiqui, Bina S; Sattar, Fouzia A; Ahmad, Fayaz; Begum, Sabira

    2007-08-01

    The fruits of Morinda citrifolia, Linn. afforded a new constituent, morinaphthalenone (1), and three known constituents, scopoletin (2), 1, 3-dimethoxy-anthraquinone (3) and 1, 2-dihydroxy-anthraquinone (4). The structures of these isolated compounds were determined by spectroscopic methods, including 1D- and 2D-NMR (COSY-45, HMQC, HMBC) techniques, as well as by comparison with published values.

  4. Microorganisms and antifungal properties associated with noni (Morinda citrifolia) fruit and fermented juice in Hawaii

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    Noni (Morinda citrifolia), a medicinal plant grown in Hawaii and other Polynesian regions, is reportedly therapeutic for diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain types of cancer. Noni fruit often produce fermented juice that differs in chemical, physical and microbial properties. To determine ho...

  5. Surfactant-induced non-lethal release of anthraquinones from suspension culture of Morinda citrifolia.

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    Bassetti, L.; Hagendoorn, M.J.M.; Tramper, J.

    1995-01-01

    A new approach based on the use of the surfactant Pluronic F-68 to obtain non-lethal release of plant cell intracellular products was investigated. Suspension cultures of Morinda citrifolia (Rubiaceae), producing anthraquinones as secondary metabolites, were selected as model system. By supplementin

  6. First report of association of Mucor circinelloides on noni (Morinda citrifolia) in Hawaii

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    Noni (Morinda citrifolia) is a popular medicinal plant found in tropical or subtropical regions of the world. The fruit and juice extracts have properties that are reportedly therapeutic for diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain types of cancer (1,4). In our studies on noni juice produced from ...

  7. Postharvest ripening and fermentation of noni fruit (Morinda citrifolia) in Hawaii

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    Noni (Morinda citrifolia) is a tropical plant used traditionally in Polynesia, Southeast Asia and other regions for medicinal purposes. Noni fruit and juice extracts are reportedly therapeutic for diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain types of cancer. Research was conducted to determine the phy...

  8. In vitro erythrocyte oxidative damage of Morinda citrifolia L (noni leaves extract

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    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Slight decrease of hemoglobin and erythrocyte count was observed previously after subchronic oral dosing of Morinda citrifolia L leaves extract in rats. Induction of erythrocyte membrane damage could be the cause for these effects. Aims: The objective of this investigation was to assess the in vitro cytotoxicity of Morinda citrifolia L leaves extract and fractions on rat erythrocytes. Methods: Hemolytic damage was assayed in rat erythrocytes. Oxidative stress was assessed by measuring methemoglobin formation, thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS and enzyme antioxidant activities, superoxide dismutase (SOD and catalase (CAT. Results: Morinda citrifolia L extract caused no hemolysis and induced oxidative damage to red cells in vitro. Methemoglobin increase was observed at concentration between 2 and 8 mg/ml of the extract. Lipid peroxidation was increased and CAT and SOD activities were depleted indicating a possible increase of hydrogen peroxide and superoxide radicals in erythrocytes. Ethyl acetate, dichloromethane and butanol fraction did not cause methemoglobin formation while water fraction increased methemoglobin level at doses up to 6 mg/ml. Conclusions: We concluded that high doses of Morinda citrifolia L extract promote erythrocyte oxidative damage due to metabolites present in water fraction. These could be the cause of decreased erythrocyte and hemoglobin levels observed. [J Intercult Ethnopharmacol 2013; 2(3.000: 135-140

  9. Surfactant-induced non-lethal release of anthraquinones from suspension culture of Morinda citrifolia.

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    Bassetti, L.; Hagendoorn, M.J.M.; Tramper, J.

    1995-01-01

    A new approach based on the use of the surfactant Pluronic F-68 to obtain non-lethal release of plant cell intracellular products was investigated. Suspension cultures of Morinda citrifolia (Rubiaceae), producing anthraquinones as secondary metabolites, were selected as model system. By

  10. Isolation and detection of taxol, an anticancer drug produced from Lasiodiplodia theobromae, an endophytic fungus of the medicinal plant Morinda citrifolia

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    Mohan Pandi; Rangarajulu Senthil Kumaran; Yong-Keun Choi; Hyung Joo Kim; Johnpaul Muthumary

    2011-01-01

      To determine the production of taxol from an endophytic fungus, Lasiodiplodia theobromae isolated from the medicinal plant Morinda citrifolia and also, to evaluate its cytotoxicity against human...

  11. Probing occurrence of phenylpropanoids in Morinda citrifolia in relation to foliar diseases.

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    Mandal, Sudhamoy; Rath, Chiranjibi; Gupta, Chandan Kumar; Nath, Vishal; Singh, Hari Shankar

    2015-01-01

    Accumulation of phenolic compounds in cell walls of different plant organs leading to increased lignification is an early defence response of plants against biotic stress. The aim of this work was to delineate occurrence of cell wall-bound (CWB) phenolic compounds in Morinda citrifolia leaves. Alkaline hydrolysis of the cell wall material of leaf tissues yielded 4-coumaric acid (4-CA) as the major bulk of the phenolic compounds in all Morinda germplasms. Next in line was 4-hydroxybenzoic acid. Other phenolics identified were vanillic acid, 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde, vanillin and ferulic acid. Concentrations of all the CWB phenolics were highest in the germplasm CHN-5, followed by the germplasm CHN-1. Incidentally, these two Morinda germplasms recorded lowest incidence of foliar diseases. Significantly higher amounts of 4-CA in combination with other phenolics may be the reasons for lowest incidence of foliar diseases in CHN-5 and CHN-1 germplasms of M. citrifolia.

  12. Application of chromatography and mass spectrometry to the characterization of cobalt, copper, manganese and molybdenum in Morinda citrifolia.

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    Rybak, Justyna; Ruzik, Lena

    2013-03-15

    An analytical procedure was proposed to determine the manganese species and to study the fractionation of microelements such as copper, cobalt and molybdenum in Noni juice. Morinda citrifolia is known as a noni fruit, Indian mulberry, nunaakai, dog dumpling, mengkudu, beach mulberry, vomit fruit and cheese fruit. It is a tropical plant with a long tradition of medicinal use in Polynesia and tropical parts of eastern Asia and Australia. This article covers the determination of manganese species in Noni juice and established by fractionation by size exclusion chromatography inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (SEC ICP MS) and next characterization of species by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI MS). Also presented the fractionation analysis of copper, cobalt and molybdenum in Noni juice sample using SEC ICP MS - juice was treated with buffer and enzymatic extraction media and analyzed. For the evaluation of the amounts of the metal fractions distinguished, the ICP MS was used off-line prior to the determination of copper, cobalt, molybdenum and manganese concentrations in the juice. It was established that elements are present in the analyzed samples in different species and their concentration is μg mL(-1) and ng mL(-1) range in fruit. The accuracy of the entire fractionation scheme and sample preparation procedures involved was verified by the performance of the recovery test. For the information about the bioavailability of these elements, in vitro bioavailability investigation was used by SEC ICP MS technique. Two step digestion model simulating gastric (pepsin digestion) and intestinal (pancreatin digestion) juices. In Noni juice, manganese is complexed from flavonoids - rutin, from dye like anthraquinone (alizarin) and glycosides - asperulosidic acid (ESI MS - characterization). The study shows that copper and molybdenum contained in Noni juice are complexed by peptides, and cobalt by organic acids (which are 3.6% of juice). Molybdenum in

  13. Sphingomonas morindae sp. nov., isolated from Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) branch.

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    Liu, Yang; Yao, Su; Lee, Yong-Jae; Cao, Yanhua; Zhai, Lei; Zhang, Xin; Su, Jiaojiao; Ge, Yuanyuan; Kim, Song-Gun; Cheng, Chi

    2015-09-01

    Two yellow bacterial strains, designated NBD5(T) and NBD8, isolated from Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) branch were investigated using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. Cells were Gram-stain-negative, aerobic, non-spore-forming, non-motile and short rod-shaped. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences suggested that the strains were members of a novel species of the genus Sphingomonas, the seven closest neighbours being Sphingomonas oligoaromativorans SY-6(T) (96.9% similarity), Sphingomonas polyaromaticivorans B2-7(T) (95.8%), Sphingomonas yantingensis 1007(T) (94.9%), Sphingomonas sanguinis IFO 13937(T) (94.7%), Sphingomonas ginsenosidimutans Gsoil 1429(T) (94.6%), Sphingomonas wittichii RW1(T) (94.6%) and Sphingomonas formosensis CC-Nfb-2(T) (94.5%). Strains NBD5T and NBD8 had sphingoglycolipid, phosphatidylethanolamine, diphosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylglycerol and phosphatidylcholine as the major polar lipids, ubiquinone 10 as the predominant respiratory quinone, and sym-homospermidine as the major polyamine. Strains NBD5(T) and NBD8 were clearly distinguished from reference type strains based on phylogenetic analysis, DNA-DNA hybridization, fatty acid composition data analysis, and comparison of a range of physiological and biochemical characteristics. It is evident from the genotypic and phenotypic data that strains NBD5(T) and NBD8 represent a novel species of the genus Sphingomonas, for which the name Sphingomonas morindae sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is NBD5(T) ( = DSM 29151(T) = KCTC 42183(T) = CICC 10879(T)).

  14. Chronic toxicity evaluation of Morinda citrifolia fruit and leaf in mice.

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    Mohamad Shalan, Nor Aijratul Asikin; Mustapha, Noordin M; Mohamed, Suhaila

    2017-02-01

    Noni (Morinda citrifolia) leaf and fruit are used as food and medicine. This report compares the chronic toxicity of Noni fruit and edible leaf water extracts (two doses each) in female mice. The 6 months study showed the fruit extract produced chronic toxicity effects at the high dose of 2 mg/ml drinking water, evidenced through deteriorated liver histology (hepatocyte necrosis), reduced liver length, increased liver injury marker AST (aspartate aminotransferase) and albumin reduction, injury symptoms (hypoactivity, excessive grooming, sunken eyes and hunched posture) and 40% mortality within 3 months. This hepatotoxicity results support the six liver injury reports in humans which were linked to chronic noni fruit juice consumption. Both doses of the leaf extracts demonstrated no observable toxicity. The hepatotoxicity effects of the M. citrifolia fruit extract in this study is unknown and may probably be due to the anthraquinones in the seeds and skin, which had potent quinone reductase inducer activity that reportedly was 40 times more effective than l-sulforaphane. This report will add to current data on the chronic toxicity cases of Morinda citrifolia fruit. No report on the chronic toxicity of Morinda citrifolia fruit in animal model is available for comparison. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. Morinda citrifolia (Noni: A comprehensive review on its industrial uses, pharmacological activities, and clinical trials

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    Reem Abou Assi

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Traditional medical practitioners in Hawaii and Polynesia have used Morinda citrifolia L. (Noni for centuries to cure or prevent varieties of illnesses. The popularity of M. citrifolia as a dietary supplement, a food functional ingredient, or as a natural health enhancer is increasing throughout the world. M. citrifolia contains phytochemicals that own antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antitumor, anthelminthic, analgesic, hypotensive, anti-inflammatory and immune enhancing effects. Moreover, the increasing vogue of M. citrifolia has attracted industries to employ it as a part of various products and for wide applications such as a natural source of medicines and chemical reagents as well as a green insecticidal. The wide spread of M. citrifolia in tropical climate of the globe, from USA to Brazil reaching to Tahiti, Malaysia and Australia, contributed in enriching its uses and potentials due to the variation in harvest locations. M. citrifolia parts including fruits, seeds, barks, leaves, and flowers are utilized on their own for individual nutritional and therapeutical values, however, the fruit is considered to contain the most valuable chemical compounds. This review discusses in details the industrial uses and the pharmacological activities of M. citrifolia fruit, seed, leaf and root, along with their isolated phytochemical compounds, through describing the conducted in vitro and in vivo studies as well as clinical data.

  16. Effect of Morinda citrifolia fruit extract and its iridoid glycosides on blood fluidity.

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    Murata, Kazuya; Abe, Yumi; Futamura-Masuda, Megumi; Uwaya, Akemi; Isami, Fumiyuki; Deng, Shixin; Matsuda, Hideaki

    2014-07-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of Morinda citrifolia fruit on blood fluidity. M. citrifolia fruit extract (MCF-ext) was investigated for its influence on blood aggregation and fibrinolysis. MCF-ext inhibited polybrene-induced erythrocyte aggregation and thrombin activity. The fibrinolytic activity of MCF-ext, in the euglobulin lysis time test and fibrin plate assay, is reported here for the first time. One of the active compounds was an iridoid glycoside, asperulosidic acid. The results indicated that MCF-ext is a potentially useful health food which is capable of improving blood flow and preventing lifestyle-related diseases.

  17. Chemical components of the roots of Noni (Morinda citrifolia) and their cytotoxic effects.

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    Lv, Lishuang; Chen, Huadong; Ho, Chi-Tang; Sang, Shengmin

    2011-06-01

    Roots of Morinda citrifolia (Noni or Yor in Thai) have been used traditionally for thousands of years to treat chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. In this study, three new anthraquinones together with 15 known compounds were isolated from the roots of M. citrifolia (Rubiaceae). Their structures were established by spectroscopic methods, particularly 1D and 2D NMR techniques. Six known compounds, together with two new compounds (2 and 3) showed significant inhibitory effects on the proliferation of human lung and colon cancer cells.

  18. Morinda citrifolia L. leaf extract as antibacterial Salmonella typhimurium to increase productivity of quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica).

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    Retnani, Y; Dan, T M Wardiny; Taryati

    2014-04-01

    The objective of this study was to apply effect of Morinda citrifolia L. citrifolia L. leaf extract as antibacterial of Salmonella typhimurium on mortality of Day Old Quail (DOQ), egg production and Hen day, hatchability of layer quail. This research was conducted at Laboratory of microbiology and laboratory of poultry nutrition, faculty of animal science, bogor agricultural university and slamet quail farms cilangkap, sukabumi, west java, Indonesia on March-July 2012. Two hundred and forty heads of quail were randomly assigned to four dietary treatments (sixty heads of quail/treatment). Experimental design used was Completely Randomized Design (CRD). The treatments consist of level of biscuit Morinda citrifolia L. Citrifolia L. leaf extract i.e R1 = 0%, R2 = 5%, R3 = 10%, R4 = 15%. The results indicated the treatments had significant effect (p Quail (DOQ). The average mortality of Day Old Quail (DOQ) was given extract Morinda citrifolia L. leaf were R1 (4.00%), R2 (1.00%), R3 (1.33%), R4 (0.67%). The average mortality of Day Old Quail (DOQ) was given 15% extract Morinda citrifolia L. leaf (R4) was lowest than control treatment (R1). The results of the analysis indicated that Morinda citrifolia L. leaf of quail drink had not significant effect (p > 0.05) on egg production, hen day and hatchability. It was concluded that the Morinda citrifolia L. leaf extract 15% can reduce mortality of Day Old Quail (DOQ) and can increase its egg production, hen day and hatchability.

  19. Antipsychotic-like activity of Noni (Morinda citrifolia Linn.) in mice

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    Pandy Vijayapandi; Narasingam Megala; Mohamed Zahurin

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    Abstract Background Noni fruit is widely consumed in tropical regions of Indonesia to the Hawaiian Islands. The noni plant has a long history of use as a medicinal plant to treat a wide variety of ailments including CNS disorders. The present investigation was designed to evaluate the antipsychotic effect of noni fruits (Morinda citrifolia Linn.) using mouse models of apomorphine-induced climbing behaviour and methamphetamine-induced stereotypy (licking, biting, gnawing and sniffing). Methods...

  20. Morinda citrifolia (Noni): A literature review and recent advances in Noni research

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    WANG Mian-Ying; Brett J WEST; C Jarakae JENSEN; Diane NOWICKI; SU Chen; Afa K PALU; Gary ANDERSON

    2002-01-01

    Morinda citrifolia L (Noni) has been used in folk remedies by Polynesians for over 2000 years, and is reported to have a broad range of therapeutic effects, including antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antitumor, antihelmin,analgesic, hypotensive, anti-inflammatory, and immune enhancing effects. In order to reveal the nutritional and medicinal value of the Noni plant, and to summarize scientific evidence that supports the Polynesians' claim, a literature review and recent advances in Noni research is given below.

  1. Optimisation of spray drying operating conditions of Morinda citrifolia L. fruit extract using response surface methodology

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    A conventional solvent extract of Morinda citrifolia L. fruit was spray dried using adjuvant maltodextrin (5 wt.%). Spray drying was carried out according to the D-optimal design, and the independent variables selected were temperature and Mcore/Mwall. The spray drying process was optimised by using response surface methodology (RSM) for four different responses: moisture content (MC), DPPH scavenging activity, total phenolic content (TPC), and total flavonoid (TF). The effects of temperature...

  2. Performances of broiler supplemented with antibiotic and Morinda citrifolia waste as sources of bioactive compounds

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    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available A study on the use of Zinc bacitracin antibiotic (ZnB and dried Morinda citrifolia waste as feed additive in broiler ration was conducted. Two hundred and sixteen day old chicks (DOC was allocated into 4 treatments: control; control + 50 ppm ZnB, and control + M. citrifolia waste at 2 levels (5 and 10 g/kg ration with 9 replications. Each replicatation consist of 6 birds. The treatments were allocated in a completely randomized design. Variables measured were feed intake, live weight, feed conversion ratio (FCR, percentages of carcass and internal organs (liver, gizard, abdominal fat, and thickness of intestine. The results showed that feed intake of M. citrifolia waste was significantly (P0.05 from that of control. The use of M. citrifolia waste (5 and 10 g/kg gave significantly lower (P0.05, but was significantly lower (P0,05 than that of control, control + antibiotic ZnB and M. citrifolia waste 5g/kg. It is concluded that the supplementation of M. citrifolia waste (5 g/kg could substitute ZnB to improve feed eficiency in broiler ration.

  3. Mechanical scarification in seeds of Morinda citrifolia aiming to speed up the process of germination

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    M. J. C. Gomes

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract: Morinda Citrifolia are plants known as important properties with pharmacological and medicine, and the growth of this kind of plant has been increased in the last years. This work has as objective of developing different methods of seed germination of the Morinda citrifolia. The work was carried out in the laboratory of seed analyses at federal university of mato grosso, Sinop. The seeds were collected in plants of Bianchi farm. The material was benefited in the shade and stored in a container by 30 days. Used DIC as design, with treatment and 4 reprises; T1 witness; T2 with smashed seeds part; T3 seeds in water for 6 hours and T4 with smashed seeds part in water for 6 hours. For each treatment was studied with 4 reprises of 25 seeds, The seeds were treated with hypochlorite in 2%. The germination was conducted in special papers of germination, in greenhouse BOD at 30C. The tests of rate germination and speed was started in 24 hours after the installation of experiment. T1 and T3 doesnt present germination, the treatment T4 and presents germination between 42 % and 30% respective. T4 presented IUV of 1,77 and T2 of 2,77, been this treatments recommended for germination of Morinda citrifolia.Key words: Germination, numb, seeds.

  4. Anti-angiogenic activity of Morinda citrifolia extracts and its chemical constituents.

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    Beh, Hooi-Kheng; Seow, Lay-Jing; Asmawi, Mohd Zaini; Abdul Majid, Amin Malik Shah; Murugaiyah, Vikneswaran; Ismail, Norhayati; Ismail, Zhari

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    Morinda citrifolia L. has been used for the treatment of a wide variety of diseases, including cancer. This study was undertaken to evaluate the anti-angiogenic effect of M. citrifolia fruits and leaves. Anti-angiogenic activity was evaluated in vivo using the chick chorioallantoic membrane assay. Bioactivity-guided fractionation and isolation were performed to identify the active constituent, and high-performance liquid chromatography analysis was then used to quantify the amount of this active constituent in the active extracts and fraction. The methanol extracts of fruits and leaves of M. citrifolia and the subsequent chloroform fraction of the fruit methanolic extract were found to have potential anti-angiogenic activity and were more potent compared to suramin. Scopoletin was identified as one of the chemical constituents that may be partly responsible for the anti-angiogenic activity of M. citrifolia fruits. The present findings further support the use of M. citrifolia in cancer or other pathological conditions related to angiogenesis.

  5. Supplementation of Morinda citrifolia waste as bioactive compound on the performances of broiler

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    Full Text Available A study on the use of dried Morinda citrifolia waste as feed additive in broiler ration was conducted. One hundred day old chicks (doc were allocated into 4 levels (control; 0.0; 1.2; 2.4 and 4.8 g/kg feed of M. citrifolia waste with 5 replication. Each replication had 5 birds. The treatments were allocated in a completely randomized design. Variables measured were: feed intake, live weight, feed conversion ratio (FCR, percentages of carcass and internal organs ( liver. gizard, abdominal fat, and thickness of intestine. The results showed that M citrifolia waste supply did not significantly (P>0.05 affect all variables measured, but feed intake of those fed with high levels (4,8 g/kg of M. citrifolia waste was significantly (P<0.05 lower than those fed with 1.2 g/kg. FCR was significantly (P<0.05 lower as compared to the control; 1.2 and 2.4 g/kg. It is concluded that the best treatment was the supplementation of M. citrifolia waste of 4.8 g/kg, this treatment improved feed efficiency by 5% as compared to the control.

  6. Effect of dietary supplementation with Morinda citrifolia on productivity and egg quality of laying hens

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    Dairon Más-Toro

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available In order to evaluate the dietary supplementation of powdered leaves of Morinda citrifolia on productivity and egg quality of laying hens, a total of 160 White Leghorn birds (Hybrid L-33 of 27 weeks of age were allotted during 70 days, according to completely randomized design. Dietary treatments consisted of a control diet fed without or with 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5% of powdered leaves of M. citrifolia. Supplementation of 1.0 and 1.5% of M. citrifolia powder increased the egg weight (P0.05 among treatments. Also, supplementation of 0.5 and 1.0% of M. citrifolia increased the shell thickness and the yolk color was pigmented by this medicinal plant. It recommended the dietary supplementation of 1.0% of powdered leaves of M. citrifolia on laying hen diets to improve the egg weight, shell thickness and yolk color.

  7. Ultrastructural Changes and Death of Leishmania infantum Promastigotes Induced by Morinda citrifolia Linn. Fruit (Noni) Juice Treatment

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    Fernando Almeida-Souza; Noemi Nosomi Taniwaki; Ana Cláudia Fernandes Amaral; Celeste da Silva Freitas de Souza; Kátia da Silva Calabrese; Ana Lúcia Abreu-Silva

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    The search for new treatments against leishmaniasis has increased due to high frequency of drug resistance registered in endemics areas, side effects, and complications caused by coinfection with HIV. Morinda citrifolia Linn., commonly known as Noni, has a rich chemical composition and various therapeutic effects have been described in the literature. Studies have shown the leishmanicidal activity of M. citrifolia; however, its action on the parasite has not yet been elucidated. In this work,...

  8. 169 海巴戟(Morinda)

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    2007-01-01

    @@ 又名 Indian Mulberry, Noni, Hog Apple, Menkoedoe,Ruibarbo Caribe, Wild Pine, Tahitian Noni Juice, Bois Douleur, Pau-Azeitona, Mora De La India, Mengkudu,Nhau, Nonu, Nono. 植物名 Morinda citrifolia. 活性成分与药理作用海巴戟的药用部位是其果实、叶和根.海巴戟果实含精油、己酸和辛酸、石蜡以及乙醇酯和甲醇酯.成熟的果实含正己酸.

  9. UVA-UVB Photoprotective Activity of Topical Formulations Containing Morinda citrifolia Extract

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    Serafini, Mairim Russo; Detoni, Cassia Britto; Menezes, Paula dos Passos; Pereira Filho, Rose Nely; Fortes, Vanessa Silveira; Vieira, Maria José Fonseca; Guterres, Sílvia Stanisçuaski; de Albuquerque Junior, Ricardo Luiz Cavalcanti; Araújo, Adriano Antunes de Souza

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    Exposure to solar radiation, particularly its ultraviolet (UV) component, has a variety of harmful effects on human health. Some of these effects include sunburn cell formations, basal and squamous cell cancers, melanoma, cataracts, photoaging of the skin, and immune suppression. The beneficial photoprotective effects of topical formulations with the extract, Morinda citrifolia, have not been investigated. This present study aims to investigate the potential benefits of M. citrifolia topical application on the dorsal skin of mice, exposed to UVA-UVB light. Using 7 days of treatment, [before (baseline values) and 20 h after UV exposure], the thickness, skin barrier damage (TEWL), erythema, and histological alterations were evaluated. The results showed that the formulations containing the extract protected the skin against UV-induced damage. PMID:25133171

  10. UVA-UVB photoprotective activity of topical formulations containing Morinda citrifolia extract.

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    Serafini, Mairim Russo; Detoni, Cassia Britto; Menezes, Paula dos Passos; Pereira Filho, Rose Nely; Fortes, Vanessa Silveira; Vieira, Maria José Fonseca; Guterres, Sílvia Stanisçuaski; Cavalcanti de Albuquerque Junior, Ricardo Luiz; Araújo, Adriano Antunes de Souza

    2014-01-01

    Exposure to solar radiation, particularly its ultraviolet (UV) component, has a variety of harmful effects on human health. Some of these effects include sunburn cell formations, basal and squamous cell cancers, melanoma, cataracts, photoaging of the skin, and immune suppression. The beneficial photoprotective effects of topical formulations with the extract, Morinda citrifolia, have not been investigated. This present study aims to investigate the potential benefits of M. citrifolia topical application on the dorsal skin of mice, exposed to UVA-UVB light. Using 7 days of treatment, [before (baseline values) and 20 h after UV exposure], the thickness, skin barrier damage (TEWL), erythema, and histological alterations were evaluated. The results showed that the formulations containing the extract protected the skin against UV-induced damage.

  11. Inhibitory effects of constituents of Morinda citrifolia seeds on elastase and tyrosinase.

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    Masuda, Megumi; Murata, Kazuya; Fukuhama, Akiko; Naruto, Shunsuke; Fujita, Tadashi; Uwaya, Akemi; Isami, Fumiyuki; Matsuda, Hideaki

    2009-07-01

    A 50% ethanolic extract (MCS-ext) from seeds of Morinda citrifolia ("noni" seeds) showed more potent in vitro inhibition of elastase and tyrosinase, and 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging activity than extracts of M. citrifolia leaves or flesh. Activity-guided fractionation of MCS-ext using in vitro assays led to the isolation of ursolic acid as an active constituent of elastase inhibitory activity. 3,3'-Bisdemethylpinoresinol, americanin A, and quercetin were isolated as active constituents having both tyrosinase inhibitory and radical scavenging activities. Americanin A and quercetin also showed superoxide dismutase (SOD)-like activity. These active compounds were isolated from noni seeds for the first time.

  12. Morinda citrifolia Linn. (Rubiaceae) leaf extracts mitigate UVB-induced erythema.

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    West, Brett J; Deng, Shixin; Palu, Afa K; Jensen, C Jarakae

    2009-07-01

    Morinda citrifolia Linn. (Rubiaceae) leaves have been used in tropical folk medicine to treat topical inflammation and burns. A carbomer gel base, containing the ethanol extract and juice pressed from the leaves, was evaluated for potential allergenic properties in a repeat-insult patch test in 49 volunteers. To investigate the topical photo-protective properties, the combined ethanol extract and leaf juice were evaluated in a UVB-induced erythema model in 25 volunteers. The crude ethanol extract of M. citrifolia leaves was also evaluated in vitro for potential anti-inflammatory activity in a histamine H-1 receptor antagonism assay. There was no evidence of allergenic potential in the repeat-insult patch test. When the combination of ethanol extract and leaf juice was applied, the UVB dose required to induce erythema was almost 3.5 times greater than with untreated skin (P citrifolia leaves inhibited receptor binding by 57%. These results suggest that M. citrifolia leaves are safe for topical use and may be useful in mitigating UVB-induced injury to the skin.

  13. Immunostimulant activity of noni (Morinda citrifolia) on T and B lymphocytes.

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    Nayak, Smita; Mengi, Sushma

    2010-07-01

    Morinda citrifolia Linn (Rubiaceae) is a traditional medicinal herb that has been purported to be beneficial in the treatment of infections due to its immune enhancing properties. However, detailed studies highlighting the effect of different compounds isolated from the plant on the immune system are lacking. In this study, the stimulatory effects of the extracts and fractions of M. citrifolia fruits on important components of the adaptive immune system such as T lymphocytes and B lymphocytes were studied. The effects of the plant extracts on lymphocytes were assessed by in vitro (MTT assay) and in vivo (cell mediated immune response) techniques. Results of the MTT study indicated that the hydroalcoholic (0.5 and 1.0 mg/mL) and aqueous extracts (0.5 and 1.0 mg/mL) significantly (p citrifolia fruits on B-cells was measured by the delayed type hypersensitivity method. The study revealed that the hydroalcoholic extract (200 mg/kg) and fraction F I (40 mg/kg) significantly increased the humoral response to the extent of 33.33 and 35.12%, respectively. The results of this study confirm the cellular and humoral immunostimulant properties of M. citrifolia fruits and justify its usage in traditional medicine.

  14. Antidiabetic Effect of Morinda citrifolia (Noni Fermented by Cheonggukjang in KK-Ay Diabetic Mice

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Antidiabetic effects of Morinda citrifolia (aka Noni fermented by Cheonggukjang (fast-fermented soybean paste were evaluated using a T2DM (type 2 diabetes mellitus murine model. Six-week-old KK-Ay/TaJcl mice were randomly divided into four groups: (1 the diabetic control (DC group, provided with a normal mouse diet; (2 the positive control (PC group, provided with a functional health food diet; (3 the M. citrifolia (MC group, provided with an MC-based diet; (4 the fermented M. citrifolia (FMC group, provided with an FMC-based diet. Over a testing period of 90 days, food and water intake decreased significantly in the FMC and PC groups compared with the DC group. Blood glucose levels in the FMC group were 211.60–252.20 mg/dL after 90 days, while those in the control group were over 400 mg/dL after 20 days. In addition, FMC supplementation reduced glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c levels, enhanced insulin sensitivity, and significantly decreased serum triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein (LDL cholesterol. Furthermore, a fermented M. citrifolia 70% ethanolic extract (FMCE activated peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-(PPAR- γ and stimulated glucose uptake via stimulation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK in cultured C2C12 cells. These results suggest that FMC can be employed as a functional health food for T2DM management.

  15. Activation of cell-mediated immunity by Morinda citrifolia fruit extract and its constituents.

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    Murata, Kazuya; Abe, Yumi; Futamura-Masudaa, Megumi; Uwaya, Akemi; Isami, Fumiyuki; Matsuda, Hideaki

    2014-04-01

    Morinda citrifolia, commonly known as noni, is a traditional natural medicine in French Polynesia and Hawaii. Functional foods derived from M. citrifolia fruit have been marketed to help prevent diseases and promote good health. The objective of this study was to assess the effects of M. citrifolia fruit on cell-mediated immunity. In the picryl chloride-induced contact dermatitis test, M. citrifolia fruit extract (Noni-ext) inhibited the suppression of cell-mediated immunity by immunosuppressive substances isolated from freeze-dried ascites of Ehrlich carcinoma-bearing mice (EC-sup). In addition, Noni-ext inhibited reduction of IL-2 production in EC-sup-treated mice and activated natural killer cells in normal mice. These results suggest that Noni-ext has multiple effects on the recovery of cell-mediated immunity. Furthermore, we investigated the active principles of Noni-ext and identified an iridoid glycoside, deacetylasperulosidic acid. Oral administration of deacetylasperulosidic acid inhibited the reduction of ear swelling, and also cancelled the suppression of IL-2 production along with the activation of natural killer cells in the same manner as that of Noni-ext.

  16. Antidiabetic Effect of Morinda citrifolia (Noni) Fermented by Cheonggukjang in KK-A(y) Diabetic Mice.

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    Lee, So-Young; Park, So-Lim; Hwang, Jin-Taek; Yi, Sung-Hun; Nam, Young-Do; Lim, Seong-Il

    2012-01-01

    Antidiabetic effects of Morinda citrifolia (aka Noni) fermented by Cheonggukjang (fast-fermented soybean paste) were evaluated using a T2DM (type 2 diabetes mellitus) murine model. Six-week-old KK-Ay/TaJcl mice were randomly divided into four groups: (1) the diabetic control (DC) group, provided with a normal mouse diet; (2) the positive control (PC) group, provided with a functional health food diet; (3) the M. citrifolia (MC) group, provided with an MC-based diet; (4) the fermented M. citrifolia (FMC) group, provided with an FMC-based diet. Over a testing period of 90 days, food and water intake decreased significantly in the FMC and PC groups compared with the DC group. Blood glucose levels in the FMC group were 211.60-252.20 mg/dL after 90 days, while those in the control group were over 400 mg/dL after 20 days. In addition, FMC supplementation reduced glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels, enhanced insulin sensitivity, and significantly decreased serum triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Furthermore, a fermented M. citrifolia 70% ethanolic extract (FMCE) activated peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-(PPAR-) γ and stimulated glucose uptake via stimulation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) in cultured C2C12 cells. These results suggest that FMC can be employed as a functional health food for T2DM management.

  17. Hypoglycemic and Hepatoprotective Activity of Fermented Fruit Juice of Morinda citrifolia (Noni in Diabetic Rats

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    B. Shivananda Nayak

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    Full Text Available Morinda citrifolia is a medicinal plant used to treat diabetes and liver diseases. The fermented fruit juice of the M. Citrifolia (optical density = 1.25 was used to study the hypoglycemic and hepatoprotective properties in diabetes-induced rats. The rats were randomly distributed into 4 groups (control, diabetic experimental, diabetic standard, and diabetic untreated of 6 each. Diabetes was induced by administering Streptozotocin (50 mg/kg body weight. Fasting blood glucose, body mass, liver tissue glycogen content, and the extent of liver degeneration were assessed. Diabetic experimental animals were treated with M. citrifolia juice (2 ml/kg, twice a day and diabetic standard with reference hypoglycemic drug, glibenclamide orally for 20 days. Both the groups exhibited a significant reduction in blood glucose level of 150 mg/dl ±15.88 and 125 mg/dl ±3.89, respectively, as compared to diabetic untreated with FBS = 360.0 mg/dl ±15.81, (<.003. On 10th day of experiment, diabetic experimental animals exhibited a decrease in body mass (10.2 g, 5.11% which increased significantly by the 20th day (6 g, 3.0%, <.022. Histological study of liver tissue obtained from untreated diabetic animals revealed significant fatty degeneration as compared to other three groups. The data of this study proved the hypoglycemic and hepatoprotective activity of M. citrifolia.

  18. ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY, TOTAL PHENOLIC AND FLAVONOID CONTENT OF MORINDA CITRIFOLIA FRUIT EXTRACTS FROM VARIOUS EXTRACTION PROCESSES

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    Full Text Available Soxhlet, Ultrasonic extract of Morinda citrifolia L. fruit and four extracts from high pressure extraction at 10 MPa using ethanol, ethyl acetate as solvent and dried by vacuum oven and spray dryer were analyzed for their antioxidant activity by peroxide value method and diphenylpicrylhydrazyl radical scavenging method. The five extracts along with the reference samples, butylated hydroxyl toluene and tannic acid were further analyzed to determine their total phenolic content by Folin-Ciocalteau method and total flavonoid content by Dowd method. The M. citrifolia extract by high pressure extraction with ethyl acetate as solvent and spray dried was found to exhibit highest antioxidant activity and total flavonoid content. High total phenolic content was determined in the high pressure extract using ethyl acetate as solvent and vacuum dried. It was interesting to note that ultrasonic extract exhibited significant antioxidant activity, total phenolic and flavonoid content. High pressure extracted M. citrifolia in ethanol was found to express lesser values comparatively. The significant difference in activity among the high pressure extracts was found to be due to the polarity of the solvents used for extraction as M. citrifolia fruit contains relatively larger quantity of non-polar antioxidant compounds. It was also found that the drying methods had significant impact on the antioxidant activity, total phenolic and flavonoid content of the extracts.

  19. Antitubercular constituents from the hexane fraction of Morinda citrifolia Linn. (Rubiaceae).

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    Saludes, Jonel P; Garson, Mary J; Franzblau, Scott G; Aguinaldo, Alicia M

    2002-11-01

    A crude ethanol extract and hexane fraction from Morinda citrifolia Linn. (Rubiaceae) show antitubercular activity. The major constituents of the hexane fraction are E-phytol, cycloartenol, stigmasterol, beta-sitosterol, campesta-5,7,22-trien-3beta-ol and the ketosteroids stigmasta-4-en-3-one and stigmasta-4-22-dien-3-one. E-Phytol, a mixture of the two ketosteroids, and the epidioxysterol derived from campesta-5,7,22-trien-3beta-ol all show pronounced antitubercular activity.

  20. Morinda citrifolia linn leaf extract possesses antioxidant activities and reduces nociceptive behavior and leukocyte migration

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    Serafini, Mairim Russo; Santos, Rodrigo Correia; Guimarães, Adriana Gibara; Santos, João Paulo Almeida dos; Santos, Alan Diego da Conceição; Alves, Izabel Almeida; Gelain, Daniel Pens; Nogueira, Paulo Cesar de Lima; Quintans-Júnior, Lucindo José; Bonjardim, Leonardo Rigoldi; Araújo, Adriano Antunes de Souza

    2011-01-01

    This is a copy of an article published in the Journal of Medicinal Food© 2011 - copyright Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.; Journal of Medicinal Food is available online at: http://online.liebertpub.com Herbal drugs have been used since ancient times to treat a wide range of diseases. Morinda citrifolia Linn (popularly known as ‘‘Noni’’) has been used in folk medicine by Polynesians for over 2,000 years. It is reported to have a broad range of therapeutic effects, including effects against headache,...

  1. Isolation and structure determination of two new constituents from the fruits of Morinda citrifolia Linn.

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    Siddiqui, Bina S; Sattar, Fouzia A; Ahmad, Fayaz; Begum, Sabira

    2008-01-01

    Studies on the chemical constituents of the fruits of Morinda citrifolia Linn. have led to the isolation of two new compounds, morinaphthalene (=1,3,6,7-tetrahydroxy-2-hydroxymethyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalene, (1); and morindafurone (=5-hydroxy-1,10b-dihydro-6H-anthra [1,9-bc] furan-6-one, (2); as well as two known constituents, 1,8-dihydroxy-6-methoxy-3-methyl-9-anthrone (3) and 2,4-dimethoxy-9-anthrone (4). Their structures were elucidated by spectral analysis including 2D NMR techniques.

  2. Phyto chemical Screening, Antibacterial, Antifungal and Anthelmintic Activity of Morinda citrifolia stem

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    Dr. D. Gopala Krishna

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available In the present study, the Petroleum Ether and Alcoholic extract of Morinda citrifolia L. (Noni stem were subjected to preliminary screening for Antimicrobial and Aanthelmintic activity. The alcoholic extract exhibited significant Anti bacterial, Antifungal activity, comparable to the standard drug Tetracycline. The Petroleum Ether and Alcoholic extract were evaluated for Anthelmintic activity on adult Indian Earthworms, ‘Pheretima posithuma’. The Alcoholic extract produced more significant Anthelmintic activity than Petroleum ether extract and the activities are comparable with the reference drug Piperazine citrate

  3. Postharvest ripening of noni fruit (Morinda citrifolia) and the microbial and chemical properties of its fermented juice

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    Noni (Morinda citrifolia) is a tropical plant used traditionally in Polynesia, Southeast Asia and other regions for medicinal purposes. Noni fruit and juice extracts are reportedly therapeutic for diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain types of cancer. Research was conducted to determine the phy...

  4. Ultrastructural Changes and Death of Leishmania infantum Promastigotes Induced by Morinda citrifolia Linn. Fruit (Noni Juice Treatment

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    Fernando Almeida-Souza

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The search for new treatments against leishmaniasis has increased due to high frequency of drug resistance registered in endemics areas, side effects, and complications caused by coinfection with HIV. Morinda citrifolia Linn., commonly known as Noni, has a rich chemical composition and various therapeutic effects have been described in the literature. Studies have shown the leishmanicidal activity of M. citrifolia; however, its action on the parasite has not yet been elucidated. In this work, we analyzed leishmanicidal activity and ultrastructural changes in Leishmania infantum promastigotes caused by M. citrifolia fruit juice treatment. M. citrifolia fruit extract showed a yield of 6.31% and high performance liquid chromatography identified phenolic and aromatic compounds as the major constituents. IC50 values were 260.5 µg/mL for promastigotes and 201.3 µg/mL for intracellular amastigotes of L. infantum treated with M. citrifolia. Cytotoxicity assay with J774.G8 macrophages showed that M. citrifolia fruit juice was not toxic up to 2 mg/mL. Transmission electron microscopy showed cytoplasmic vacuolization, lipid inclusion, increased exocytosis activity, and autophagosome-like vesicles in L. infantum promastigotes treated with M. citrifolia fruit juice. M. citrifolia fruit juice was active against L. infantum in the in vitro model used here causing ultrastructural changes and has a future potential for treatment against leishmaniasis.

  5. Ultrastructural Changes and Death of Leishmania infantum Promastigotes Induced by Morinda citrifolia Linn. Fruit (Noni) Juice Treatment.

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    Almeida-Souza, Fernando; Taniwaki, Noemi Nosomi; Amaral, Ana Cláudia Fernandes; de Souza, Celeste da Silva Freitas; Calabrese, Kátia da Silva; Abreu-Silva, Ana Lúcia

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    The search for new treatments against leishmaniasis has increased due to high frequency of drug resistance registered in endemics areas, side effects, and complications caused by coinfection with HIV. Morinda citrifolia Linn., commonly known as Noni, has a rich chemical composition and various therapeutic effects have been described in the literature. Studies have shown the leishmanicidal activity of M. citrifolia; however, its action on the parasite has not yet been elucidated. In this work, we analyzed leishmanicidal activity and ultrastructural changes in Leishmania infantum promastigotes caused by M. citrifolia fruit juice treatment. M. citrifolia fruit extract showed a yield of 6.31% and high performance liquid chromatography identified phenolic and aromatic compounds as the major constituents. IC50 values were 260.5 µg/mL for promastigotes and 201.3 µg/mL for intracellular amastigotes of L. infantum treated with M. citrifolia. Cytotoxicity assay with J774.G8 macrophages showed that M. citrifolia fruit juice was not toxic up to 2 mg/mL. Transmission electron microscopy showed cytoplasmic vacuolization, lipid inclusion, increased exocytosis activity, and autophagosome-like vesicles in L. infantum promastigotes treated with M. citrifolia fruit juice. M. citrifolia fruit juice was active against L. infantum in the in vitro model used here causing ultrastructural changes and has a future potential for treatment against leishmaniasis.

  6. Ultrastructural Changes and Death of Leishmania infantum Promastigotes Induced by Morinda citrifolia Linn. Fruit (Noni) Juice Treatment

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    Almeida-Souza, Fernando; Taniwaki, Noemi Nosomi; Amaral, Ana Cláudia Fernandes; de Souza, Celeste da Silva Freitas; Calabrese, Kátia da Silva; Abreu-Silva, Ana Lúcia

    2016-01-01

    The search for new treatments against leishmaniasis has increased due to high frequency of drug resistance registered in endemics areas, side effects, and complications caused by coinfection with HIV. Morinda citrifolia Linn., commonly known as Noni, has a rich chemical composition and various therapeutic effects have been described in the literature. Studies have shown the leishmanicidal activity of M. citrifolia; however, its action on the parasite has not yet been elucidated. In this work, we analyzed leishmanicidal activity and ultrastructural changes in Leishmania infantum promastigotes caused by M. citrifolia fruit juice treatment. M. citrifolia fruit extract showed a yield of 6.31% and high performance liquid chromatography identified phenolic and aromatic compounds as the major constituents. IC50 values were 260.5 µg/mL for promastigotes and 201.3 µg/mL for intracellular amastigotes of L. infantum treated with M. citrifolia. Cytotoxicity assay with J774.G8 macrophages showed that M. citrifolia fruit juice was not toxic up to 2 mg/mL. Transmission electron microscopy showed cytoplasmic vacuolization, lipid inclusion, increased exocytosis activity, and autophagosome-like vesicles in L. infantum promastigotes treated with M. citrifolia fruit juice. M. citrifolia fruit juice was active against L. infantum in the in vitro model used here causing ultrastructural changes and has a future potential for treatment against leishmaniasis. PMID:27313649

  7. Studies on antidyslipidemic effects of Morinda citrifolia (Noni fruit, leaves and root extracts

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    Mandukhail Saf-ur

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The objective of present study was to provide the pharmacological basis for the medicinal use of Morinda citrifolia Linn in dyslipidemia using the aqueous-ethanolic extracts of its fruits (Mc.Cr.F, leaves (Mc.Cr.L and roots (Mc.Cr.R. Results Mc.Cr.F, Mc.Cr.L and Mc.Cr.R showed antidyslipidemic effects in both triton (WR-1339 and high fat diet-induced dyslipidemic rat models to variable extents. All three extracts caused reduction in total cholesterol and triglyceride levels in triton-induced dyslipidemia. In high fat diet-induced dyslipidemia all these extracts caused significant reduction in total cholesterol, triglyceride, low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C, atherogenic index and TC/HDL ratio. Mc.Cr.R extract also caused increase in high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C. The Mc.Cr.L and Mc.Cr.R reduced gain in body weight with a reduction in daily diet consumption but Mc.Cr.F had no effect on body weight and daily diet consumption. Conclusions These data indicate that the antidyslipidemic effect of the plant extracts was meditated through the inhibition of biosynthesis, absorption and secretion of lipids. This may be possibly due partly to the presence of antioxidant constituents in this plant. Therefore, this study rationalizes the medicinal use of Morinda citrifolia in dyslipidemia.

  8. ENVIRONMENTAL SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY (ESEM OF Morinda citrifolia L. (Rubiaceae COLLETERS

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    Sergimar Kennedy de Paiva PINHEIRO

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This study describes the colleters of Morinda citrifolia L. (Rubiaceae by using environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM and energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS. Two different developmental stages were characterized as well as the chemical composition of secretion. Colleters are secretory structures that produce mucilage protecting the meristems and leaf primordia against desiccation and/or pathogens. Although these secretory structures are common on Rubiaceae, the results reported here is to the best of our knowledge the first record of colleters on Morinda genus. Colleters are present at the stipule adaxial surface, distributed in lines. These secretory structures are standard type and have no base constriction, differently from all studied species until now. In order to better understand the colleters structure and secretion, two phases were distinguished: a secretory phase and a senescence one. On secretory phase standard type colleters were visualized between leaf primordia and stipule, emerge on secretion. They present smooth surface, however was also possible to observe the contours of secretory cells anticlinal walls. In senescent phase colleters morphology was alternated exhibiting rough surface and blunt to point tips. The surface was rough and on stipule sections was possible to observe idioblasts with raphides bundles. The secretion process of M. citrifolia colleters occurs with the disruption of cuticle and the chemical elements are mostly dominated by carbon and oxygen.

  9. Morinda citrifolia Linn leaf extract possesses antioxidant activities and reduces nociceptive behavior and leukocyte migration.

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    Serafini, Mairim Russo; Santos, Rodrigo Correia; Guimarães, Adriana Gibara; Dos Santos, João Paulo Almeida; da Conceicão Santos, Alan Diego; Alves, Izabel Almeida; Gelain, Daniel Pens; de Lima Nogueira, Paulo Cesar; Quintans-Júnior, Lucindo José; Bonjardim, Leonardo Rigoldi; de Souza Araújo, Adriano Antunes

    2011-10-01

    Herbal drugs have been used since ancient times to treat a wide range of diseases. Morinda citrifolia Linn (popularly known as "Noni") has been used in folk medicine by Polynesians for over 2,000 years. It is reported to have a broad range of therapeutic effects, including effects against headache, fever, arthritis, gingivitis, respiratory disorders, infections, tuberculosis, and diabetes. The aim of this study was to investigate the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, and antibacterial properties of the aqueous extract from M. citrifolia leaves (AEMC). Antioxidant activity was observed against lipid peroxidation, nitric oxide, and hydroxyl radicals. The antinociceptive effect of AEMC was observed in the acetic acid-induced writhing test at the higher dose. Moreover, AEMC significantly reduced the leukocyte migration in doses of 200 and 400 mg/kg and showed mild antibacterial activity. Together, the results suggest that properties of M. citrifolia leaf extract should be explored further in order to achieve newer tools for managing painful and inflammation conditions, including those related to oxidant states.

  10. Preventive effect of Morinda citrifolia fruit juice on neuronal damage induced by focal ischemia.

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    Harada, Shinichi; Hamabe, Wakako; Kamiya, Kohei; Satake, Toshiko; Yamamoto, Junichiro; Tokuyama, Shogo

    2009-03-01

    It is known that the fruit juice of Morinda citrifolia (M. citrifolia, Noni, Rubiaceae) has various pharmacological effects such as antioxidant or anti-inflammatory activities, which may help the inhibition of ischemic neuronal damage. Here, we examined the effect of the fruit juice of M. citrifolia (Noni juice) on the brain damage caused by ischemic stress in mice. Noni juice was obtained from the mature fruit grown in Okinawa (about 1.5 l/4 kg of fruit; 100% Okinawa Noni juice (ONJ). Male ddY mice were supplied with 3% or 10% juice in the drinking water for 7 d, and compared to the control group. On the 7th day, mice were subjected to 2 h of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). Interestingly, the intake of juice reduced the infarct volume as analyzed by 2,3,5-triphenyltetrazolium chloride (TTC) staining on the 3rd day of MCAO when compared to the control group. Furthermore, we found that the neurological deficit scores (NDS) were decreased after the reperfusion in the juice-supplied mice. On the other hand, the intake of juice did not affect the expression levels of antioxidant such as Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase. The present study suggests that Noni juice may have a preventive effect against cerebral ischemic stress, while further studies are needed to explain the detailed mechanism.

  11. ACTIVIDAD ANTIMICROBIANA EFECTOS MODULADORES EN MEDICAMENTOS ANTIFÚNGICOS Y ANTIBACTERIANOS DE LA FRUTO DE LA Morinda citrifolia L.

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    Saulo Relison TINTINO

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The surveillance of resistant microrganisms and the toxicity related with antimicrobial drugs enhances the necessity of research about new remedies. Morinda citrifolia is a plant commonly used as antibacterial, analgesic, and several other bioactivities, presenting aminoacids, anthraquinones, flavonoids, sterols, triterpenes and alkaloids. The aim of this work was evaluate the antimicrobial and the antibiotic-modulatory effect of the fruit extract. The extract was assayed alone and in association with antibiotic and antifungal drugs against clinical isolates by microdilution method. The fruit extract of M. citrifolia demonstrate an interesting modulatory activity, enhancing the effect of the assayed antibiotics against P. aeroginosa and E. coli, but not against Candida strains.

  12. Antipsychotic-like activity of Noni (Morinda citrifolia Linn. in mice

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    Pandy Vijayapandi

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Noni fruit is widely consumed in tropical regions of Indonesia to the Hawaiian Islands. The noni plant has a long history of use as a medicinal plant to treat a wide variety of ailments including CNS disorders. The present investigation was designed to evaluate the antipsychotic effect of noni fruits (Morinda citrifolia Linn. using mouse models of apomorphine-induced climbing behaviour and methamphetamine-induced stereotypy (licking, biting, gnawing and sniffing. Methods In acute study, the methanolic extract of Morinda citrifolia (MMC at different doses 1, 3, 5, 10 g/kg was administered orally one hour prior to apomorphine (5 mg/kg, i.p and methamphetamine ( 5 mg/kg, i.p injection respectively in Swiss albino mice. In chronic studies, (TAHITIAN NONI® Juice, TNJ was made available freely in daily drinking water at 30, 50 and 100% v/v for 7 days; 30 and 50% v/v for 21 days respectively. On the test day, an equivalent average daily divided dose of TNJ was administered by oral gavage one hour prior to apomorphine treatment. Immediately after apomorphine/ methamphetamine administration, the animals were placed in the cylindrical metal cages and observed for climbing behaviour/ stereotypy and climbing time. Results The acute treatment of MMC (1, 3, 5, 10 g/kg, p.o significantly decreased the apomorphine-induced cage climbing behaviour and climbing time in mice in a dose dependent manner. The MMC also significantly inhibited methamphetamine-induced stereotypy behaviour and climbing time in mice dose-dependently. The 7 and 21 days treatment of TNJ in drinking water at 50 and 100%v/v significantly alleviated the apomorphine-induced climbing behaviour and climbing time in mice. Conclusions The present study results demonstrated the antidopaminergic effect of Morinda citrifolia Linn. in mice, suggesting that noni has antipsychotic-like activity which can be utilized in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. However further studies

  13. EFFECT OF NONI (Morinda citrifolia EXTRACT ON TREATMENT OF ETHYLENE GLYCOL AND AMMONIUM CHLORIDE INDUCED KIDNEY DISEASE

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    R Bhavani

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Morinda citrifolia is one of the important medicinal plants having a lot of phytochemicals, which plays very important role in medicines. In this present investigation, the animals are induced to kidney stone by giving ethylene glycol mixed with water and given orally, and 0.5 % ammonium chloride are mixed with water and given orally for 28 days. The induced rats are treated with Noni (1 in 10 ml mixed with H2O and given to the rats for 28 days, and induced to kidney stone + ammonium chloride is treated with Noni extract mixed with water and given to the rats for 28 days. After the treatment the urinary parameters like creatinine, protein, calcium, oxalate, phosphate are decreased except magnesium, its level is increased and serum creatinine level is decreased. The results are shows the good medicinal properties of noni extract of Morinda citrifolia.

  14. Identification of major aroma compounds in the leaf of Morinda citrifolia Linn.

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    West, Brett J; Zhou, Bing-nan

    2008-10-01

    Morinda citrifolia, commonly named noni, has been used as food and as a folk medicine throughout the tropics. The use of the leaves to make hot water beverages is increasing in popularity, especially in Japan and the United States. To better understand the effects of processing on the content of the major aroma compounds, volatile oils were collected from samples of frozen, dried and roasted leaves by steam distillation and then analyzed by GC-MS. Drying of the leaves reduces the quantity of aroma compounds by more than half. Palmitic acid and E-phytol were identified as the major components of the volatile oil. With the exception of E-phytol, all of the known volatile compounds identified in the leaf samples were done so for the first time.

  15. The Green synthesis of gold nanoparticles using an aqueous root extract of Morinda citrifolia L.

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    Suman, T Y; Rajasree, S R Radhika; Ramkumar, R; Rajthilak, C; Perumal, P

    2014-01-24

    In the present work, we describe the synthesis of gold nanoparticles using an aqueous root extract of Morinda citrifolia. UV-vis spectroscopy, XRD, FTIR, FE-SEM, EDX and TEM were performed to characterize the formation of gold nanoparticles. The synthesized gold nanoparticles were characterized by a peak at 540 nm in the UV-vis spectrum. The XRD peaks at 38°, 44°, 64° and 77° can be indexed to the (111), (200), (220) and (311) Bragg's reflections of cubic structure of metallic gold, respectively. The FTIR result showed that extract containing protein might be responsible for the formation of the nanoparticles and may play an important role in the stabilization of the formed nanoparticles. FESEM images revealed that the particles were triangle and mostly spherical in shape. TEM images clearly revealed the size of the nanoparticles were 12.17-38.26 nm in size.

  16. Drug-Induced Liver Injury Associated with Noni (Morinda citrifolia) Juice and Phenobarbital

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    Mrzljak, Anna; Kosuta, Iva; Skrtic, Anita; Kanizaj, Tajana Filipec; Vrhovac, Radovan

    2013-01-01

    Noni (Morinda citrifolia) juice is a popular herbal dietary supplement globally used for preventive or therapeutic purposes in a variety of ailments, claiming to exhibit hepatoprotective properties as well. Herein we present the case of a 38-year-old woman who developed acute liver injury associated with noni juice consumption on a long-term (9 months) anticonvulsant therapy. Clinical presentation and liver biopsy were consistent with severe, predominantly hepatocellular type of injury. Both agents were stopped and corticosteroids were initiated. Five months later the patient had fully recovered. Although in the literature the hepatotoxicity of noni juice remains speculative, sporadic but emerging cases of noni juice-associated liver injury address the need to clarify and investigate potential harmful effects associated with this supplement. PMID:23467452

  17. The Green synthesis of gold nanoparticles using an aqueous root extract of Morinda citrifolia L

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    Suman, T. Y.; Radhika Rajasree, S. R.; Ramkumar, R.; Rajthilak, C.; Perumal, P.

    2014-01-01

    In the present work, we describe the synthesis of gold nanoparticles using an aqueous root extract of Morinda citrifolia. UV-vis spectroscopy, XRD, FTIR, FE-SEM, EDX and TEM were performed to characterize the formation of gold nanoparticles. The synthesized gold nanoparticles were characterized by a peak at 540 nm in the UV-vis spectrum. The XRD peaks at 38°, 44°, 64° and 77° can be indexed to the (1 1 1), (2 0 0), (2 2 0) and (3 1 1) Bragg's reflections of cubic structure of metallic gold, respectively. The FTIR result showed that extract containing protein might be responsible for the formation of the nanoparticles and may play an important role in the stabilization of the formed nanoparticles. FESEM images revealed that the particles were triangle and mostly spherical in shape. TEM images clearly revealed the size of the nanoparticles were 12.17-38.26 nm in size.

  18. Drug-Induced Liver Injury Associated with Noni (Morinda citrifolia) Juice and Phenobarbital.

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    Mrzljak, Anna; Kosuta, Iva; Skrtic, Anita; Kanizaj, Tajana Filipec; Vrhovac, Radovan

    2013-01-01

    Noni (Morinda citrifolia) juice is a popular herbal dietary supplement globally used for preventive or therapeutic purposes in a variety of ailments, claiming to exhibit hepatoprotective properties as well. Herein we present the case of a 38-year-old woman who developed acute liver injury associated with noni juice consumption on a long-term (9 months) anticonvulsant therapy. Clinical presentation and liver biopsy were consistent with severe, predominantly hepatocellular type of injury. Both agents were stopped and corticosteroids were initiated. Five months later the patient had fully recovered. Although in the literature the hepatotoxicity of noni juice remains speculative, sporadic but emerging cases of noni juice-associated liver injury address the need to clarify and investigate potential harmful effects associated with this supplement.

  19. Anti-inflammatory and Quinone Reductase Inducing Compounds from Fermented Noni (Morinda citrifolia) Juice Exudates.

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    Youn, Ui Joung; Park, Eun-Jung; Kondratyuk, Tamara P; Sang-Ngern, Mayuramas; Wall, Marisa M; Wei, Yanzhang; Pezzuto, John M; Chang, Leng Chee

    2016-06-24

    A new fatty acid ester disaccharide, 2-O-(β-d-glucopyranosyl)-1-O-(2E,4Z,7Z)-deca-2,4,7-trienoyl-β-d-glucopyranose (1), a new ascorbic acid derivative, 2-caffeoyl-3-ketohexulofuranosonic acid γ-lactone (2), and a new iridoid glycoside, 10-dimethoxyfermiloside (3), were isolated along with 13 known compounds (4-16) from fermented noni fruit juice (Morinda citrifolia). The structures of the new compounds, together with 4 and 5, were determined by 1D and 2D NMR experiments, as well as comparison with published values. Compounds 2 and 7 showed moderate inhibitory activities in a TNF-α-induced NF-κB assay, and compounds 4 and 6 exhibited considerable quinone reductase-1 (QR1) inducing effects.

  20. Antimicrobial Activity of an Iridoid Rich Extract from Morinda citrifolia Fruit

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    Brett J. West

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the current study was to evaluate the antibacterial activity of iridoids in Morinda citrifolia (noni fruits. An iridoid rich extract from noni fruits was prepared and incubated with aliquots of twenty-four hour cultures of Candida albicans, Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus at total iridoid concentrations of 0.096, 0.19, 0.45, 0.82 and 1.41 mg/mL. was monitored by Optical Density (OD at 600 nm. Iridoid concentration dependent decreases in cell growth were observed in all organisms. The results suggest that deacetylasperulosidic acid and asperulosidic acid, the major phytochemical constituents of noni fruit, possess antibacterial activity.

  1. Iridoids from Morinda citrifolia%诺丽青果中的环烯醚萜

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    汤建国; 刘悍; 周忠玉; 刘吉开

    2009-01-01

    目的 研究诺丽(Morinda citrifolia)青果的化学成分.方法 利用硅胶、RP-18、Sephadex LH-20等柱色谱手段进行分离,根据理化性质和波谱分析鉴定化合物的结构.结果与结论 从其乙醇提取物的乙酸乙酯部分和正丁醇部分中分离得到5个环烯醚萜类化合物,分别鉴定为4-epi-dunnisinin(1)、车叶草苷(2)、borreriagenin(3)、去乙酰车叶草苷(4)和车叶草酸(5).其中,化合物1为新化合物.

  2. Morinda citrifolia leaf enhanced performance by improving angiogenesis, mitochondrial biogenesis, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory & stress responses.

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    Mohamad Shalan, Nor Aijratul Asikin; Mustapha, Noordin M; Mohamed, Suhaila

    2016-12-01

    Morinda citrifolia fruit, (noni), enhanced performances in athletes and post-menopausal women in clinical studies. This report shows the edible noni leaves water extract enhances performance in a weight-loaded swimming animal model better than the fruit or standardized green tea extract. The 4weeks study showed the extract (containing scopoletin and epicatechin) progressively prolonged the time to exhaustion by threefold longer than the control, fruit or tea extract. The extract improved (i) the mammalian antioxidant responses (MDA, GSH and SOD2 levels), (ii) tissue nutrient (glucose) and metabolite (lactate) management, (iii) stress hormone (cortisol) regulation; (iv) neurotransmitter (dopamine, noradrenaline, serotonin) expressions, transporter or receptor levels, (v) anti-inflammatory (IL4 & IL10) responses; (v) skeletal muscle angiogenesis (VEGFA) and (v) energy and mitochondrial biogenesis (via PGC, UCP3, NRF2, AMPK, MAPK1, and CAMK4). The ergogenic extract helped delay fatigue by enhancing energy production, regulation and efficiency, which suggests benefits for physical activities and disease recovery.

  3. Drug-Induced Liver Injury Associated with Noni (Morinda citrifolia Juice and Phenobarbital

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    Anna Mrzljak

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Noni (Morinda citrifolia juice is a popular herbal dietary supplement globally used for preventive or therapeutic purposes in a variety of ailments, claiming to exhibit hepatoprotective properties as well. Herein we present the case of a 38-year-old woman who developed acute liver injury associated with noni juice consumption on a long-term (9 months anticonvulsant therapy. Clinical presentation and liver biopsy were consistent with severe, predominantly hepatocellular type of injury. Both agents were stopped and corticosteroids were initiated. Five months later the patient had fully recovered. Although in the literature the hepatotoxicity of noni juice remains speculative, sporadic but emerging cases of noni juice-associated liver injury address the need to clarify and investigate potential harmful effects associated with this supplement.

  4. Biosynthesis, characterization and cytotoxic effect of plant mediated silver nanoparticles using Morinda citrifolia root extract.

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    Suman, T Y; Radhika Rajasree, S R; Kanchana, A; Elizabeth, S Beena

    2013-06-01

    Silver has been used since time to control bodily infection, prevent food spoilage and heal wounds by preventing infection. The present study aims at an environmental friendly method of synthesizing silver nanoparticles, from the root of Morinda citrifolia; without involving chemical agents associated with environmental toxicity. The obtained nanoparticles were characterized by UV-vis absorption spectroscopy with an intense surface plasmon resonance band at 413 nm clearly reveals the formation of silver nanoparticles. Fourier transmission infra red spectroscopy (FTIR) showed nanopartilces were capped with plant compounds. Field emission-scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) and Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) showed that the spherical nature of the silver nanoparticles with a size of 30-55 nm. The X-ray diffraction spectrum XRD pattern clearly indicates that the silver nanoparticles formed in the present synthesis were crystalline in nature. In addition these biologically synthesized nanoparticles were also proved to exhibit excellent cytotoxic effect on HeLa cell.

  5. Extraction and Characterization of Antioxidant Compositions From Fermented Fruit Juice of Morinda citrifolia(Noni)

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    LIU Chang-hong; XUE Ya-rong; YE Yong-hang; YUAN Feng-feng; LIU Jun-yan; SHUANG Jing-lei

    2007-01-01

    Extraction and characterization of antioxidative compositions from the extracts of fermented Xisha Noni(Morinda citrifolia L.)juice were studied.The antioxidative constituents of 184.6g freeze-dried extracts of naturally fermented Xisha Noni juice were isolated successfully by petroleum ether,EtOAc and n-BuOH solvents,and the antioxidative effects were measured according to scavenging activity against hydroxyl generated in Fenton reaction system and superoxide anion radicals in pyrogallol autoxidation system.The EtOAc extract exhibited most significantly higher(P<0.01)antioxidative activity than mannitol or vitamin C,while the petroleum ether and n-BuOH extracts showed lower activities compared to were isolated from the EtOAc extract by several chromatography techniques for the first time.The results suggest that several compounds,in particular,the phenolic compounds,contribute separately or synergistically to the antioxidative activity of fermented Noni fruit juice.

  6. 诺丽(Morinda citrifolia Linn.)离体培养研究%STUDY ON CULTURE IN VITRO OF NONI (MORINDA CITRIFOLIA LINN.)

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    吴田; 蓝增全

    2011-01-01

    为诺丽遗传转化奠定基础及诺丽工厂化育苗提供依据,本实验以诺丽茎尖及带芽茎段为外植体,以3%MS培养基添加不同的激素组合进行离体培养,选择最佳的培养组合.实验结果表明,茎尖在MS或添加NAA(0.3 mg/L)的MS培养基中均可得到完整植株,且在后者中的长势更好.该研究成功建立了诺丽离体再生体系,为规模化生产及遗传转化提供了技术支撑.%To provided a theory foundation of genetic transformation and industrialized breeding of noni ( Morinda citrifolia Linn.), the perfect regeneration system was established using shoot tip and stem with buds of noni as explants in MS culture medium with different hormones combinations.The result showed that the complete plantlet was obtained by shoot tip cultured in MS or MS + NAA (0.3 mg/L), and the growth vigour was more better in the latter medium.The study established the regeneration system of noni, and provided a technology foundation for large scale production.

  7. Morinda citrifolia edible leaf extract enhanced immune response against lung cancer.

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    Lim, Swee-Ling; Goh, Yong-Meng; Noordin, M Mustapha; Rahman, Heshu S; Othman, Hemn H; Abu Bakar, Nurul Ain; Mohamed, Suhaila

    2016-02-01

    Lung cancer causes 1.4 million deaths annually. In the search for functional foods as complementary therapies against lung cancer, the immuno-stimulatory properties of the vegetable Morinda citrifolia leaves were investigated and compared with the anti-cancer drug erlotinib. Lung tumour-induced BALB/c mice were fed with 150 mg kg(-1) or 300 mg kg(-1) body weight of the leaf extract, or erlotinib (50 mg kg(-1) body-weight) for 21 days. The 300 mg kg(-1) body weight extract significantly (and dose-dependently) suppressed lung tumour growth; the extract worked more effectively than the 50 mg kg(-1) body weight erlotinib treatment. The extract significantly increased blood lymphocyte counts, and spleen tissue B cells, T cells and natural killer cells, and reduced the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) which is a lung adenocarcinoma biomarker. The extract also suppressed the cyclooxygenase 2 (COX2) inflammatory markers, and enhanced the tumour suppressor gene (phosphatase and tensin homolog, PTEN). It inhibited tumour growth cellular gene (transformed mouse 3T3 cell double minute 2 (MDM2), V-raf-leukemia viral oncogene 1 (RAF1), and mechanistic target of rapamycin (MTOR)) mRNA expression in the tumours. The extract is rich in scopoletin and epicatechin, which are the main phenolic compounds. The 300 mg kg(-1)Morinda citrifolia leaf 50% ethanolic extract showed promising potential as a complementary therapeutic dietary supplement which was more effective than the 50 mg kg(-1) erlotinib in suppressing lung adenocarcinoma. Part of the mechanisms involved enhancing immune responses, suppressing proliferation and interfering with various tumour growth signalling pathways.

  8. Pengaruh Ekstrak Buah Morinda Citrifolia Linn Terhadap Kualitas, Kuantitas Sperma Dan Kadar Malondialdehyde Testis Tikus Wistar Diabetes Mellitus

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    Meldawati

    2011-01-01

    Hyperglycemia in Diabetes Mellitus causes increased levels of free radicals. Autooxydation in the process of hyperglycemia triggers the formation of free radicals. Free radicals can damage cell membranes, a lipid peroxide or Malondialdehyde (MDA), if was continued lead to system damage cell membranes and cell death. Morinda Citrifolia Linn contain secondary metabolic compounds that contain nutrients that are also diverse as Vitamins A, C, Niacin, Thiamine and Riboflavin, and minerals such of ...

  9. Anti-proliferative and antioxidative activities of Thai noni/Yor (Morinda citrifolia Linn.) leaf extract.

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    Thani, Wasina; Vallisuta, Omboon; Siripong, Pongpan; Ruangwises, Nongluck

    2010-03-01

    In this study the leaves of the Thai noni/Yor, (Morinda citrifolia Linn.) were extracted by several methods and evaluated against human cancer cell lines: KB (human epidermoid carcinoma), HeLa (human cervical carcinoma), MCF-7 (human breast carcinoma) and HepG2 (human hepatocellular carcinoma) cell lines as well as a Vero (African green monkey kidney) cell line, employing the MTT colorimetric method, comparing it to damnacanthal, rutin, and scopoletin. The dichloromethane extract of the fresh leaf showed a better inhibitory effect against KB and HeLa cells with IC50 values of 21.67 and 68.50 microg/ml, respectively. The dichloromethane extract of dried leaves revealed cytotoxicity against the KB cell line with an IC50 value of 39.00 microg/ml. Other extracts, as well as rutin and scopoletin, showed reduced anti-proliferative effects on all cancer cell lines (IC50 103 to over 600 microg/ml). Interestingly, the damnacanthal had potent cytotoxicity against all cancer cell lines and Vero cell lines. These results suggest Thai noni extracts may be safer than the pure compounds, due to their higher safety ratios, which is a good indicator for possible cancer treatment. Several non-aqueous extracts from the leaves showed antioxidant properties, giving IC50 values of 0.20-0.35 mg/ml. It can be concluded the leaves of M. citrifolia may have benefit as a food supplement for chemoprevention against epidermoid and cervical cancers.

  10. Optimisation of spray drying operating conditions of Morinda citrifolia L. fruit extract using response surface methodology

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    Duduku Krishnaiah

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available A conventional solvent extract of Morinda citrifolia L. fruit was spray dried using adjuvant maltodextrin (5 wt.%. Spray drying was carried out according to the D-optimal design, and the independent variables selected were temperature and Mcore/Mwall. The spray drying process was optimised by using response surface methodology (RSM for four different responses: moisture content (MC, DPPH scavenging activity, total phenolic content (TPC, and total flavonoid (TF. The effects of temperature and of the core to wall material ratio were found to be significant for all responses. The optimal spray drying condition for maltodextrin as binding material was found to be 1:1.5 (Mcore/Mwall, volume ratio of M. citrifolia L. extract to additive solution at 95 °C. The experimental values of the response variables correspond well to the predicted values. The microparticles obtained in this study represent an interesting food additive for incorporation into functional foods due to the presence of antioxidants.

  11. Studies on the Micropropagation of Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.)%海巴戟(Morinda citrifolia L.)组织培养研究

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    黄骐; 何文锦; 叶冰莹; 陈由强; 陈如凯

    2006-01-01

    以海巴戟(Morinda citrifolia L.)种子为试材,在不剥除种皮的情况下,在MS无激素培养基上播种1年内未见发芽,在剥除种皮的情况下,在MS无激素培养基上发芽率最高,50 d内可达75%.海巴戟子叶和下胚轴均能单独由细胞分裂素BA 0.7~2.0 mg/L诱导不定芽发生,不定芽可直接从外植体发生,也可从愈伤组织发生,添加生长素NAA 0.05~0.1 mg/L则完全抑制不定芽发生,同时强烈促进愈伤组织生长和不定根发生.带芽茎段在BA1.5 mg/L配合低浓度生长素时均能通过腋芽萌发和不定芽发生而增殖.芽梢在NAA 0.1 mg/L、IBA 0.1mg/L或IAA0.1 mg/L均有根群发生,但NAA0.1 mg/L诱导生根时切口愈伤组织较多,部分不定根由愈伤组织发生,而IAA 0.1 mg/L诱导生根时根群欠发达,以IBA 0.1 mg/L最佳.

  12. Studies on the Micropropagation of Noni(Morinda citrifolia L.)%诺丽(Morinda citrifolia L.)离体快速繁殖研究

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    黄骐; 何文锦; 叶冰莹; 陈由强; 陈如凯

    2007-01-01

    以诺丽(Morinda citrifolia L.)种子为试材.诺丽子叶和下胚轴均能单独由细胞分裂素BA 0.7~2.0 mg/L诱导不定芽发生,不定芽可直接从外植体发生,也可从愈伤组织发生, 添加生长素NAA 0.05~0.1 mg/L则完全抑制不定芽发生,同时强烈促进愈伤组织和不定根发生.茎段在BA 0.5~5.0 mg/L或ZT 1.5 mg/L或KN 1.5 mg/L时均能通过腋芽萌发和不定芽发生而增殖.芽梢在NAA 0.1 mg/L、IBA 0.1 mg/L或IAA 0.1 mg/L均有根群发生,但NAA 0.1 mg/L诱导生根时切口愈伤组织较多,部分不定根由愈伤组织发生,而IAA 0.1 mg/L诱导生根时根群欠发达,以IBA 0.1 mg/L为最佳.试管苗移植到泥炭上10 d后即可在全光照下生长.

  13. Safety evaluation of Morinda citrifolia (noni leaves extract: assessment of genotoxicity, oral short term and subchronic toxicity

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    Alicia Lagarto

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Morinda citrifolia L (noni is an evergreen or small tree that grows in many tropical regions of the world. The use of the noni leaves has not been so studied however; there are reports of its pharmacological benefits. Aims: The objective of this investigation was to assess the genotoxicity, short-term, and subchronic oral toxicity of Morinda citrifolia L leaves aqueous extract. Methods: The genotoxicity of the M. citrifolia extract was investigated by measuring the frequency of micronuclei in mice bone marrow cells. The animals were treated with three doses of the extract (500, 1000, and 2000 mg/kg. For short-term toxicity, both sexes Wistar rats received 1000 mg/kg/day for 28 days. Animals were sacrificed for hematological and biochemical evaluation. For the subchronic study, Wistar rats were administered with three doses of M. citrifolia extract (100, 300, and 1000 mg/kg by oral route for 90 days. Mortalities, clinical signs, body weight changes, food and water consumption, hematological and biochemical parameters, gross findings, organ weights, and histological examination were monitored during the study period. Results: Genotoxicity and short-term toxicity test resulted in absence of toxicity at doses between 500 and 2000 mg/kg. Significant differences were observed in hemoglobin, and differential leukocyte count after subchronic dosing of the extract. Histology evaluation did not reveal treatment-related abnormalities. Variations observed were within to normal range and reversible. Conclusions: In summary, 1000 mg/kg orally was the NOAEL for M. citrifolia extract for effects other than transient variations in some hematological parameters within normal range. [J Intercult Ethnopharmacol 2013; 2(1.000: 15-22

  14. Morinda citrifolia Linn: potencialidades para su utilización en la salud humana

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    Nirda E González Lavaut

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Noni es el nombre común de la Morinda citrifolia Linn. originaria de la Polinesia, Malasia, Australia, India y el Sudeste de Asia, pero se ha extendido a casi todas las regiones del mundo. En este trabajo se muestran los aspectos más importantes que sobre esta planta aparecen en publicaciones, fundamentalmente de la vía Internet y del Chemical Abstracts en los últimos 5 años, que permitan valorar las potencialidades para su uso en la salud humana. En la medicina tradicional las frutas, flores, hojas, corteza y raíz de esta planta han sido utilizadas para diversos propósitos medicinales. Entre las afecciones más tratadas se encuentran la alergia, artritis, asma, cáncer, diabetes, depresión, debilidad física, desórdenes menstruales, obesidad y estrés. Si bien se ha encontrado en los extractos de varias partes de la planta una elevada cantidad de componentes e incluso algunos se han llegado a aislar, se considera que la acción farmacológica y beneficiosa se alcanza únicamente por el efecto sinérgico de todos los componentes.Noni is the common name given to Morinda citrifolia Linn. It is originating from Polinesia, Malasia, Australia, India and Southeast Asia, but it has extended to almost every region of the world. In this paper, the most important aspects of this plant appearing in publications, Internet and the Chemical Abstracts in the last 5 years that allow to assess the potentialities for its use in human health, are shown. In traditional medicine, the fruit, flowers, leaves, cortex and root of this plant have been used for diverse medicinal purposes. Allergy, arthritis, asthma, cancer, diabetes, depression, physical weakness, menstrual disorders, obesity and stress are among the most treated affections. Although in the extracts of various parts of the plant, a high number of components has been found and even some of them have been isolated, it is considered that the pharmacological and beneficial action is only reached by

  15. Anxiolytic, sedative, and hypnotic activities of aqueous extract of Morinda citrifolia fruit.

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    Kannan, Sridharan; Manickam, Shanti; RajaMohammed, Meher Ali

    2014-04-01

    Morinda citrifolia (Indian mulberry or noni) fruit has been long used as a folk medicine for a wide range of health purposes as it is claimed to have analgesic, antiinflammatory, antioxidant, detoxifier, and cell-rejuvenator properties. A recent study has revealed central nervous system suppressant nature of its extract. Hence, the present study has evaluated the anxiolytic, sedative, and hypnotic effects of the aqueous extracts of Morinda citrifolia in rodents in comparison to diazepam. Anxiety was assessed by 'Isolation-induced aggression' model, sedation by 'Spontaneous locomotor activity using actophotometer' and hypnotic activity by 'Prolongation of ketamine-induced sleeping time'. Six male mice were used for each of the groups and postdose, all the six that received diazepam had shown an inhibition of aggression, whereas in the test group, five of six mice and none in the control group had shown an inhibition of aggression (P = 0.0007). Similarly, for the sedative activity, the total number of spontaneous locomotor activity at 30 min following drug administration was found to be 364.67 ± 10.74, 123.16 ± 8.33, and 196.67 ± 3.7, while at 60 min it was found to be 209 ± 12.98, 49 ± 5.78, and 92 ± 2.5 (mean ± SD) for the control, standard, and test groups of mice respectively (P < 0.001). Hypnotic activity was measured by prolongation of ketamine-induced sleeping time wherein the onset and duration of loss of righting reflex were compared among each group of mice. The time in minutes for the onset in control, standard, and test groups was 4.01 ± 0.22, 1.23 ± 0.05, and 2.23 ± 0.07, respectively. The duration of loss of righting reflex was 44.23 ± 0.59, 56.03 ± 1.34, and 50.57 ± 0.36, respectively. Both these were statistically significant (P < 0.001). However, more clinical studies are needed to assess the long-term effects of the extract in humans.

  16. Anxiolytic, sedative, and hypnotic activities of aqueous extract of Morinda citrifolia fruit

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    Sridharan Kannan

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Morinda citrifolia (Indian mulberry or noni fruit has been long used as a folk medicine for a wide range of health purposes as it is claimed to have analgesic, antiinflammatory, antioxidant, detoxifier, and cell-rejuvenator properties. A recent study has revealed central nervous system suppressant nature of its extract. Hence, the present study has evaluated the anxiolytic, sedative, and hypnotic effects of the aqueous extracts of Morinda citrifolia in rodents in comparison to diazepam. Anxiety was assessed by ′Isolation-induced aggression′ model, sedation by ′Spontaneous locomotor activity using actophotometer′ and hypnotic activity by ′Prolongation of ketamine-induced sleeping time′. Six male mice were used for each of the groups and postdose, all the six that received diazepam had shown an inhibition of aggression, whereas in the test group, five of six mice and none in the control group had shown an inhibition of aggression (P = 0.0007. Similarly, for the sedative activity, the total number of spontaneous locomotor activity at 30 min following drug administration was found to be 364.67 + 10.74, 123.16 + 8.33, and 196.67 + 3.7, while at 60 min it was found to be 209 + 12.98, 49 + 5.78, and 92 + 2.5 (mean + SD for the control, standard, and test groups of mice respectively (P < 0.001. Hypnotic activity was measured by prolongation of ketamine-induced sleeping time wherein the onset and duration of loss of righting reflex were compared among each group of mice. The time in minutes for the onset in control, standard, and test groups was 4.01 + 0.22, 1.23 + 0.05, and 2.23 + 0.07, respectively. The duration of loss of righting reflex was 44.23 + 0.59, 56.03 + 1.34, and 50.57 + 0.36, respectively. Both these were statistically significant (P < 0.001. However, more clinical studies are needed to assess the long-term effects of the extract in humans.

  17. Anti-allergic activity of the Morinda citrifolia extract and its constituents

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    Kazuya Murata

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Morinda citrifolia (Rubiaceae, commonly known as noni is distributed throughout tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. Anti-allergic effects of noni have not been reported despite the clinical usage as an anti-allergic agent. Materials and Methods: To investigate the anti-allergic effects of the 50% ethanolic extract of M. citrifolia fruits and leaves (MCF-ext and MCL-ext, dinitrofluorobenzene (DNFB-induced triphasic cutaneous reaction and picryl chloride-induced contact dermatitis (PC-CD tests were performed. Results: In DNFB-induced triphasic cutaneous reaction, oral administration of MCF-ext and MCL-ext exhibited dose-dependent inhibition of cutaneous reaction at 1 h (immediate phase response after the DNFB challenge. MCF-ext also inhibited ear swelling at 24 h (late phase response and 8 days (very late phase response after the DNFB challenge. The effect of MCL-ext on the immediate phase response was attributed to the anti-degranulation from RBL-2H3 cells, while MCF-ext had no significant effect on degranulation. The active components of anti-degranulation activity in MCL-ext were determined to be ursolic acid, rutin and kaempferol-3-O-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1→6-β-D-glucopyranoside. In the PC-CD test, both MCF-ext and MCL-ext showed an anti-swelling effect but the potency of MCF-ext was stronger than MCL-ext. Conclusion: These data suggest that noni fruits and leaves can be a daily consumable material for the prevention of allergic symptoms.

  18. A multigeneration reproductive and developmental safety evaluation of authentic Morinda citrifolia (noni) juice.

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    Wang, Mian-Ying; Hurn, Jenae; Peng, Lin; Nowicki, Diane; Anderson, Gary

    2011-01-01

    The impact of Morinda citrifolia (noni) juice on fertility and offspring health in three generations of ICR mice was evaluated. The authenticity of the source of noni juice in this study was determined by chemical analysis of known marker compounds. Mice were supplied with 5% noni juice at gestation (day 0) until weaning (21 days postpartum). This procedure was followed through three generations of offspring. Three generations of control mice were also evaluated. There were no intergroup differences in gestation and fertility indices or malformation rates. However, litter sizes of the noni group in the first (F1),  second (F2), and third (F3) generations were, respectively, 29.3% (P < 0.01), 19.8% (P < 0.01) and 19.6% (P < 0.01) larger than corresponding controls. Despite larger litter sizes, there were no decreases in fetal weight in any generation of the noni group. Further, maternal health and offspring viability in the noni groups were equal to or greater than the controls. The results of this study suggest that authentic noni juice has no adverse effect on fertility and fetal development, consistent with previous two-generation studies of noni fruit from French Polynesia, Indonesia, and Hainan , China. On the contrary, noni juice appears to facilitate pregnancy and fetal development.

  19. Morinda citrifolia Linn. (Noni and Its Potential in Obesity-Related Metabolic Dysfunction

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    Aline Carla Inada

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    Full Text Available Cultural and economic shifts in the early 19th century led to the rapid development of companies that made good profits from technologically-produced commodities. In this way, some habits changed in society, such as the overconsumption of processed and micronutrient-poor foods and devices that gave rise to a sedentary lifestyle. These factors influenced host-microbiome interactions which, in turn, mediated the etiopathogenesis of “new-era” disorders and diseases, which are closely related, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, hypertension, and inflammatory bowel disease, which are characterized by chronic dysregulation of metabolic and immune processes. These pathological conditions require novel and effective therapeutic approaches. Morinda citrifolia (noni is well known as a traditional healing plant due to its medicinal properties. Thus, many studies have been conducted to understand its bioactive compounds and their mechanisms of action. However, in obesity and obesity-related metabolic (dysfunction syndrome, other studies are necessary to better elucidate noni’s mechanisms of action, mainly due to the complexity of the pathophysiology of obesity and its metabolic dysfunction. In this review, we summarize not only the clinical effects, but also important cell signaling pathways in in vivo and in vitro assays of potent bioactive compounds present in the noni plant which have been reported in studies of obesity and obesity-associated metabolic dysfunction.

  20. Evaluation of the Wound-Healing Activity of Ethanolic Extract of Morinda citrifolia L. Leaf

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    B. Shivananda Nayak

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Morinda citrifolia L. (noni is one of the most important traditional Polynesian medicinal plants. The primary indigenous use of this plant appears to be of the leaves, as a topical treatment for wound healing. The ethanol extract of noni leaves (150 mg kg−1 day−1 was used to evaluate the wound-healing activity on rats, using excision and dead space wound models. Animals were randomly divided into two groups of six for each model. Test group animals in each model were treated with the ethanol extract of noni orally by mixing in drinking water and the control group animals were maintained with plain drinking water. Healing was assessed by the rate of wound contraction, time until complete epithelialization, granulation tissue weight and hydoxyproline content. On day 11, the extract-treated animals exhibited 71% reduction in the wound area when compared with controls which exhibited 57%. The granulation tissue weight and hydroxyproline content in the dead space wounds were also increased significantly in noni-treated animals compared with controls (P < 0.002. Enhanced wound contraction, decreased epithelialization time, increased hydroxyproline content and histological characteristics suggest that noni leaf extract may have therapeutic benefits in wound healing.

  1. Induction of mitochondrial-mediated apoptosis by Morinda citrifolia (Noni) in human cervical cancer cells.

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    Gupta, Rakesh Kumar; Banerjee, Ayan; Pathak, Suajta; Sharma, Chandresh; Singh, Neeta

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    Cervical cancer is the second most common cause of cancer in women and has a high mortality rate. Cisplatin, an antitumor agent, is generally used for its treatment. However, the administration of cisplatin is associated with side effects and intrinsic resistance. Morinda citrifolia (Noni), a natural plant product, has been shown to have anti-cancer properties. In this study, we used Noni, cisplatin, and the two in combination to study their cytotoxic and apoptosis-inducing effects in cervical cancer HeLa and SiHa cell lines. We demonstrate here, that Noni/Cisplatin by themselves and their combination were able to induce apoptosis in both these cell lines. Cisplatin showed slightly higher cell killing as compared to Noni and their combination showed additive effects. The observed apoptosis appeared to be mediated particularly through the up-regulation of p53 and pro-apoptotic Bax proteins, as well as down- regulation of the anti-apoptotic Bcl-2, Bcl-XL proteins and survivin. Augmentation in the activity of caspase-9 and -3 was also observed, suggesting the involvement of the intrinsic mitochondrial pathway of apoptosis for both Noni and Cisplatin in HeLa and SiHa cell lines.

  2. First isolation and antinociceptive activity of a lipid transfer protein from noni (Morinda citrifolia) seeds.

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    Campos, Dyély C O; Costa, Andrea S; Lima, Amanda D R; Silva, Fredy D A; Lobo, Marina D P; Monteiro-Moreira, Ana Cristina O; Moreira, Renato A; Leal, Luzia K A M; Miron, Diogo; Vasconcelos, Ilka M; Oliveira, Hermógenes D

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    In this study a novel heat-stable lipid transfer protein, designated McLTP1, was purified from noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) seeds, using four purification steps which resulted in a high-purified protein yield (72 mg McLTP1 from 100g of noni seeds). McLTP1 exhibited molecular masses of 9.450 and 9.466 kDa, determined by electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry. The N-terminal sequence of McLTP1 (AVPCGQVSSALSPCMSYLTGGGDDPEARCCAGV), as analysed by NCBI-BLAST database, revealed a high degree of identity with other reported plant lipid transfer proteins. In addition, this protein proved to be resistant to pepsin, trypsin and chymotrypsin digestion. McLTP1 given intraperitoneally (1, 2, 4 and 8 mg/kg) and orally (8 mg/kg) caused an inhibition of the writhing response induced by acetic acid in mice. This protein displayed thermostability, retaining 100% of its antinociceptive activity after 30 min incubation at 80 °C. Pretreatment of mice with McLTP1 (8 mg/kg, i.p. and p.o.) also decreased neurogenic and inflammatory phases of nociception in the formalin test. Naloxone (2 mg/kg, i.p.) antagonised the antinociceptive effect of McLTP1 suggesting that the opioid mechanisms mediate the analgesic properties of this protein.

  3. Flow injection spectrophotometry using natural reagent from Morinda citrifolia root for determination of aluminium in tea.

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    Tontrong, Sopa; Khonyoung, Supada; Jakmunee, Jaroon

    2012-05-01

    A flow injection (FI) spectrophotometric method with using natural reagent extracted from Morinda citrifolia root has been developed for determination of aluminium. The extract contained anthraquinone compounds which could react with Al(3+) to form reddish complexes which had maximum absorption wavelength at 499.0nm. The extract could be used as a reagent in FI system without further purification to obtain pure compound. A sensitive method for determination of aluminium in concentration range of 0.1-1.0mgL(-1), with detection limit of 0.05mgL(-1) was achieved. Relative standard deviations of 1.2% and 1.7% were obtained for the determination of 0.1 and 0.6mgL(-1) Al(3+) (n=11). Sample throughput of 35h(-1) was achieved with the consumption of 3mL each of carrier and reagent solutions per injection. The developed method was successfully applied to tea samples, validated by the FAAS standard method. The method is simple, fast, economical and could be classified as a greener analytical method.

  4. Aqueous Morinda citrifolia Leaves Extract Enhancing Glutathione Peroxidase Activity and α2-Macroglobulin Gene Expression on Macrobrachium rosenbergii

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    Atika Marisa Halim

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    Full Text Available Morinda citrifolia, known commercially as noni is often used for enhancing immunity, these plant-rich phenolic compound with antioxidant properties. In the present study, Macrobrachium rosenbergii were fed diets containing aqueous M. citrifolia leaves extract (AMLE at 0.6, 4 and 6 g kg-1. Glutathione peroxidase (GPx and α2-macroglubulin (α2-M  activity were conducted to measure an immune parameter, which was evaluated before and after 7, 21, 35, 49 and 63 days of feeding trial. The results showed that after 63 days of feeding treatment, significantly increased in GPx activity. Moreover, the gene expressions of α2-macroglubulin was significantly upregulated. These results recommend that administration of AMLE can be used as an immunostimulant and regulated immune response and immune gene expression in M. rosenbergii.

  5. MEMPELAJARI KARAKTERISTIK SARI BUAH DARI MENGKUDU (Morinda citrifolia Linn. YANG DIHASILKAN MELALUI FERMENTASI [Characteristic of Noni (Morinda citrifolia Linn Fruit Juice Produced by Fermentation

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    Ivonne P Kusuma3

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    Full Text Available Fermentation is one of the methods to get noni juice. In this research, noni is fermented in hanged system and submerged system for 1, 2, 3, and 4 weeks. The result showed the longer fermentation increased pH, alcohol content, turbidity, viscosity, microbial content, and decrease ascorbic acid and acid content, soluble solid content, color and flavor acceptance. Differennt system fermentation affected percent yield, soluble solid content, turbidity of juice, panels opinion to color significantly. Noni juice of submerged system has higher percent yield, higher soluble solid content, turbidity, but provided lighter color than noni juice of hanged system. Juice of submerged system is better than hanged system. Juice from three weeks fermentation indicated changes of metabolism activity which is shown by some characteristic changes. Fruit juice made by submerged fermentation system had more diverse compounds than fruit juice without fermentation.

  6. A double-blind, randomized, clinical trial on the antileishmanial activity of a Morinda citrifolia (Noni) stem extract and its major constituents.

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    Sattar, Fouzia A; Ahmed, Fayaz; Ahmed, Nadeem; Sattar, Samina A; Malghani, Muhammad A K; Choudhary, Muhammad I

    2012-02-01

    A controlled study was conducted to determine the efficiency of a topical ointment prepared from the stem extract of Morinda citrifolia against cutaneous leishmaniasis. Similarly, the in vitro antileishmanial activity of morindicone and morinthone isolated from the extract were investigated against Leishmania major. These compounds displayed good activity. Out of 40 patients, 50% showed an excellent response and 30% exhibited good improvement.

  7. Anthelmintic action of Morinda citrifolia (noni on Heterakis gallinarumAção anti-helmíntica da Morinda citrifolia (noni sobre Heterakis gallinarum

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    Danilo Rodrigues Barros Brito

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The anthelmintic effect of Morinda citrifolia (noni on Heterakis gallinarum was evaluated in chicken naturally infected. The anthelmintic activity in vitro was determined in adults helminthes in disposable petri dishes, containing Tyrode solution, pre warmed in which aqueous or ethanolic extracts were added. The material was maintained in a BOD at 37ºC (±1. The aqueous and ethanolic extracts presented the following concentrations: 1.69; 3.37; 6.74; 13.48 e 26.96 mg.mL-1 and 4.17; 8.34; 16.68; 33.36 e 66.72 mg.mL-1, respectively. It was used as positive control, a solution of tetrahidrate citrate of piperazin in the concentration of 50 mg/mL. The anthelmintic activity in vivo was determined by the administration of aqueous or ethanolic extracts (10 mL/Kg/PV during three consecutive days. The feces were collected during four days in each group, washed in water and sifted. In the fifth day post-treatment, the chickens were slaughtered and necropsy was performed in order to count and identify remaining helminthes. The data were analyzed by the Student-Newman-Keuls test. In the in vivo test there was no significant difference between the aqueous extract and the control group (water (p>0.05 in the elimination of H. gallinarum. The ethanolic extract presented an elimination of 20.35%, differing statistically from the control group (p A ação anti-helmíntica da Morinda citrifolia (noni sobre Heterakis gallinarum foi avaliada em galinhas poedeiras naturalmente infectadas. A atividade anti-helmíntica in vitro foi determinada em helmintos adultos colocados em placas de petri descartáveis, contendo solução Tyrode pré-aquecida, nas quais foi adicionado o extrato aquoso ou etanólico e mantidas em BOD a uma temperatura de 37oC (±1. Os extratos aquoso e etanólico foram usados nas seguintes concentrações: 1,69; 3,37; 6,74; 13,48 e 26,96 mg.mL-1 e 4,17; 8,34; 16,68; 33,36 e 66,72 mg.mL-1, respectivamente. Como controle positivo usou-se uma solu

  8. Two New Saccharide Fatty Acid Esters from the Fruit of Morinda citrifolia L. and Their ABTS Radical Scavenging Activities

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    Hong-Cai Zhang

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Two n ew saccharide fatty acid esters (1 and (2, and six other compounds were isolated from the fruit of Morinda citrifolia L. (Rubiaceae The structures were established as (2E-oct-2-enoate-2-O-β-D - glucopyranosyl-β-D-glucopyranoside(1, (2E-2,6-dimethyl -6-hydroxyl-oct-2,7-dienoate-2-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-β-D-glucopyranoside(2, saccharumoside C(3, O-β-D-apiofuranosyl-(1→6-O-β-D-glucopyranosides of 3-methyl-2-butenol(4, 3-methyl-but-2-en-1-yl β-D-glucopyranosyl (1→6-β-D-glucopyranoside(5, benzyl - glucopyranoside(6, Hexyl-O-β-D-glucopyranoside(7, and caproic acid(8. Compound 1 and 2 showed moderate activity against ABTS (2,2’-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulphonate radical in concentration of 0.1-3.2 mg/mL. Morinda citrifolia L., saccharide fatty acid ester, ABTS radical scavenging activity

  9. Total polyphenol content and antioxidant activity of commercial Noni (Morinda citrifolia L. juice and its components

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    Adriana Bramorski

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The plant Morinda citrifolia L. (noni has been the focus of many recent studies due to its potential effects on treatment and prevention of several diseases. However, there are few in vivo and in vitro studies concerning its composition and antioxidant capacity. The aim of the present study was to determine the total polyphenol content (TPC and antioxidant capacity of a juice commercialized as noni juice, but containing grape, blueberry and noni fruits. Commercial noni juice was compared against its separate constituents of blueberry and grape juice. Folin-Ciocalteu and DPPH• methods were used to determine the concentration of total polyphenol content and antioxidant activity, respectively. Commercial noni juice presented higher values of TPC (91.90 mg of gallic acid/100 mL juice and antioxidant activity (5.85 mmol/L compared to its 5% diluted constituents. Concentrated blueberry juice presented higher TPC and antioxidant activity than the other juices analyzed. Considering that the blueberry and grape juices account for only 10% in the composition of commercial noni juice, it can be inferred that these two components contribute significantly to the antioxidant activity. Therefore, additional studies are necessary in order to elucidate the contribution of the noni juice as an antioxidant.A planta Morinda citrifolia L. tem sido objeto de muitas pesquisas decorrente de seus efeitos benéficos no tratamento e prevenção de muitas doenças. No entanto, são escassos os estudos in vivo e in vitro sobre os compostos presentes e sua capacidade de atuar como antioxidante. Objetivou-se com este trabalho determinar o índice de polifenóis totais (IPT e a capacidade antioxidante do suco de noni comercial, constituído de uva, mirtilo e a fruta do noni. O suco de noni comercial foi comparado com seus constituintes (mirtilo e suco de uva separadamente. Os métodos Folin-Ciocalteu e DPPH• foram utilizados para determinar a concentração de polifen

  10. The morphological characterization of the dry seeds and reserve mobilization during germination in Morinda citrifolia L.

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    Stelamaris de Oliveira Paula

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Information about the morphology, chemical composition and reserve mobilization is important in understanding the establishment of native and exotic species. The purpose of this study was to describe the morphology, chemical composition, and mobilization of reserves during germination of noni (Morinda citrifolia L.. Biometric and morphological analyzes were performed with 100 randomly selected dried seeds. Other seeds were treated with sulfuric acid PA and soaked in Petri dishes. Collected seeds of five different times of germination were used for cytochemical and chemical analysis. For cytochemical analysis, the cuts of 5μm were submitted to dyes TB at pH 4.0; XP at pH 2.5, reaction of PAS and Sudan IV. The seeds were crushed for chemical analysis with lipids, proteins and soluble sugars extraction that were determined gravimetrically, by the Bradford method and the Antrona method, respectively. The fatty acid composition of the dry seed was determined by gas chromatography. Noni seeds are albuminous and have a thick seed coat, rich in lignin. Lipid and protein bodies were observed inside the endosperm cells, representing 43.50% and 9.15% respectively, while the reservoir of soluble sugars was less than 5%. Linoleic acid was the most prevalent with 68.1%. The lipids were mobilized during germination, suffering a reduction of up to 38% of its total. Proteins, as well as lipids decreased by 25.78% during the germination period observed. The main reserves of noni seeds are lipids and proteins that are mobilized during germination to provide energy and matter to the developing embryo and synthesis of more complex compounds.

  11. Pulmonary anti-inflammatory effects and spasmolytic properties of Costa Rican noni juice (Morinda citrifolia L.).

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    Dussossoy, Emilie; Bichon, Florence; Bony, Emilie; Portet, Karine; Brat, Pierre; Vaillant, Fabrice; Michel, Alain; Poucheret, Patrick

    2016-11-04

    Morinda citrifolia L. (Noni) is a medicinal plant used in Polynesia for many properties such as anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic and antineoplastic effects. Recent studies showed that noni juice have anti-oxidant and acute anti-inflammatory activities likely due to polyphenols, iridoids and vitamin C content. The present study was undertaken to evaluate chronic anti-inflammatory and spasmolytic effects of noni juice. Therefore, we evaluated the effect of oral or intraperitoneal administrations of noni juice in vivo on the lung inflammation in ovalbumin (OVA) sensitized Brown Norway rat (with prednisolone 10mg/kg intraperitoneously as reference compound) and the ex vivo effect of noni juice on BaCl2 (calcium signal) or methacholine (cholinergic signal) induced spasms in jejunum segments. We found that noni juice (intraperitoneously 2.17mL/kg and orally 4.55mL/kg) reduced the inflammation in OVA-sensitized Brown Norway rat with regard to the decreased number of inflammatory cells in lung (macrophages minus 20-26%, lymphocytes minus 58-34%, eosinophils minus 53-30%, neutrophils minus 70-28% respectively). Noni juice demonstrated a dose-dependent NO scavenging effect up to 8.1nmol of nitrites for 50µL of noni juice. In addition noni juice inhibited (up to 90%) calcium and cholinergic induced spasms on the jejunum segments model with a rightward shift of the concentration response curve. We describe for the first time that noni juice demonstrate (1) a chronic anti-inflammatory activity on sensitized lungs along with (2) a spasmolytic effect integrating a calcium channel blocker activity component. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. Ethnoveterinary application of Morinda citrifolia fruit puree on a commercial heifer rearing facility with endemic salmonellosis.

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    Brooks, V J; De Wolfe, T J; Paulus, T J; Xu, J; Cai, J; Keuler, N S; Godbee, R G; Peek, S F; McGuirk, S M; Darien, B J

    2012-01-01

    We have previously reported that Morinda citrifolia (noni) puree modulates neonatal calves developmental maturation of the innate and adaptive immune system. In this study, the effect of noni puree on respiratory and gastrointestinal (GI), health in preweaned dairy calves on a farm with endemic salmonellosis was examined. Two clinical trials were conducted whereby each trial evaluated one processing technique of noni puree. Trials 1 and 2 tested noni versions A and B, respectively. Puree analysis and trial methods were identical to each other, with the calf as the experimental unit. Calves were designated to 1 of 3 treatment groups in each trial and received either: 0, 15 or 30 mL every 12 hr of noni supplement for the first 3 weeks of life. Health scores, weaning age, weight gain from admission to weaning, and weaned by 6 weeks, were used as clinical endpoints for statistical analysis. In trial 1, calves supplemented with 15 mL noni puree of version A every 12 hr had a higher probability of being weaned by 6 weeks of age than control calves (P = 0.04). In trial 2, calves receiving 30 mL of version B every 12 hr had a 54.5% reduction in total medical treatments by 42 days of age when compared to controls (P = 0.02). There was a trend in reduced respiratory (61%), and GI (52%) medical treatments per calf when compared to controls (P = 0.06 and 0.08, respectively). There were no differences in weight gain or mortality for any treatment group in either trial.

  13. Anticancer Effects of Extracts from the Fruit of Morinda Citrifolia (Noni) in Breast Cancer Cell Lines.

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    Sharma, K; Pachauri, S D; Khandelwal, K; Ahmad, H; Arya, A; Biala, P; Agrawal, S; Pandey, R R; Srivastava, A; Srivastav, A; Saxena, J K; Dwivedi, A K

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    Morinda citrifolia L. (NONI) fruits have been used for thousands of years for the treatment of many health problems including cancer, cold, diabetes, flu, hypertension, and pain. Plant extracts have reported several therapeutic benefits, but extraction of individual compound from the extract often exhibits limited clinical utility as the synergistic effect of various natural ingredients gets lost. They generally constitute polyphenols and flavonoids. Studies have suggested that these phytochemicals, especially polyphenols, display high antioxidant properties, which help to reduce the risk of degenerative diseases, such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Several in-vitro and in-vivo studies have shown that Noni fruits have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-dementia, liver-protective, anticancer, analgesic, and immunomodulatory effects. Till date about 7 in vitro cancer studies have been done, but a detailed in vitro study including cell cycle and caspase activation assay on breast cancer cell line has not been done. In the present study different Noni fruit fractions have tested on cancer cell lines MCF-7, MDA-MB-231 (breast adenocarcinoma) and one non-cancer cell line HEK-293 (Human embryonic kidney). Out of which ethylacetate extract showed a higher order of in vitro anticancer activity profile. The ethylacetate extract strongly inhibited the proliferation of MCF-7, MDA-MB-231 and HEK-293 cell lines with IC50 values of 25, 35, 60 µg/ml respectively. The extract showed increase in apoptotic cells in MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 cells and arrested the cell cycle in the G1/S phase in MCF-7 and G0/G1 phase in MDA-MB-231 cells. Noni extract also decreases the intracellular ROS generation and mitochondrial membrane potential.

  14. Antibacterial Activity of Ethyl Acetate the Extract of Noni Fruit (Morinda citrifolia L.) Against Bacterial Spoilage in Fish

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    Nugraheni, E. R.; Adriani, G. R.; Munawaroh, H.

    2017-04-01

    Noni fruit (Morinda citrifolia L.) contains compounds that have potential as antibacterial agent. Antibacterial compounds produced noni fruit (M. citrifolia L.) can inhibit bacterial growth. This study was conducted to test the antibacterial activity of ethyl acetate extract of noni fruit (M. citrifolia L.) against spoilage bacterial in fish. Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Bacillus cereus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella oxytoca, and Enterobacter aerogenes isolates and examine antibacterial phytochemical profile. Extraction of noni compounds was done by maceration, followed by partition with ethyl acetate to obtain the soluble and insoluble ethyl acetate fraction. Previews result show that the ethyl acetate extract had very strong activity. Extraction process continued by separation and isolation used preparative thin layer chromatography method, so that obtained five isolates and mark them as A, B, C, D and E. Antibacterial activity assay performed on isolates A, B, C, D, and E with 20 and 30% concentration. The test results showed that isolates A could not be inhibit the growth of bacteria, isolates B, C, D, and E has antibacterial activity with weak to strong inhibition. Isolate B had the greatest inhibition activity against the B. cereus, whereas isolates E had the greatest inhibition activity against P. aeroginosa. MIC (Minimum Inhibitor Concentration) and MBC (Minimum Bactericidal Concentration) test result showed that MIC and MBC values could not be determined. Analysis of compounds by TLC showed that isolate B suspected contains coumarin or flavonoids compounds that have antibacterial activity.

  15. Effect of Morinda citrifolia leaf as saponin sources on fermentation characteristic, protozoa defaunated, gas and methane production of ruminal fluid in vitro

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    Hendra Herdian

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Many studies have reported that the Morinda citrifolia (pace plant was a useful material for human health. However the exploration of this plant on rumen fermentation is still needed. Therefore, a research was done to study the effect of M. citrifolia leaf on fermentation characteristics of rumen fluid consisted of protozoa defaunated process, VFA composition, NH3 content, rumen microbial protein content, gas and methane production using in vitro techniques. Rumen fluid obtained from two fistulated Ongole crossbreed cattle fed with forage and concentrate feed ration (70 : 30. The fluid was incubated at 39ºC for 48 hours. The treatment on the rumen fluid consisted of control treatment: 100% (200 mg DM kolonjono forage substrate (Penisetum purpureum and M. citrifolia treatments: kolonjono forage plus M. citrifolia (equivalent saponin 3; 6; 9; and 12 mg DM, respectively. The treatment of M. citrifolia leaf addition showed declined patterns in the number of protozoa population (P 0.05. Microbial protein content in rumen fluid increased (P 0.05 compared to control, while M. citrifolia treatments reduced the methane gas production of (P < 0.05 compared to control. It was concluded that M. citrifolia leaf has potential as a limiting agent of protozoa population and methane gas production in rumen.

  16. Interactions of Orthosiphon stamineus and Morinda citrifolia with hepatic aminopyrine metabolism by CYP3A in rats

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    J H Chin

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Herb-drug interaction studies have getting attention recently due to the increasingly use of herbal products worldwide. The porpose of the present study was to examine the in vitro effect of methanol leaf extract of Orthosiphon stamineus and Morinda citrofolia fruit juice extract on hepatic aminopyrine metabolism by CYP 3A in different age of normal and STZ-induced diabetic Sprague Dawley (SD rats. Isolated rat hepatocytes were prepared using the collagenase perfusion technique. Aminopyrine was used as a probe substrate to determine the hepatic levels of CYP 3A by measuring the activity of N-demethylation of aminopyrine in rat hepatocytes according to the method described by Nash. Results obtained showed that aminopyrine N-demethylase activity measured from all diabetic rat hepatocytes was not affected by 0. stamineus and M. citrifolia extract. A significant decrease in the aminopyrine N-demethylase activity was observed in the normal old male SD rat hepatocytes preincubated with 0.1 mg/kg (P< 0.01 of methanol extract of 0. stamineus when compared to the respective control group. M. citrifolia juice extract at 0.1 mg/ml (P< 0.01 significantly increased aminopyrine N-demethylase activity in normal adult male SD rat hepatocytes as compared to the control group. For conclusion, both M. citrifolia and 0. stamineus extract could affect the in vitro metabolism of aminopyrine by CYP3A in normal rat hepatocytes. No significant change in the hepatic aminopyrine metabolism was observed in the diabetic rats after incubating with different concentrations of M. citrifolia and 0. stamineus extracts. The observed herb-drug interactions in the present study was age- and disease-dependent.

  17. Anti-jugular vein thrombotic effect of Morinda citrifolia L. [noni] in male SD rats

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    Mian-Ying Wang

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: Venous thromboembolism (VTE is a common and serious medical condition, which is estimably responsible for more than 300,000 hospital admissions annually in the USA. Pulmonary embolism (PE is a major complication of VTE, which contributes to 12% death of hospitalized patients. Heparin is the most common anti-coagulant, but severe allergic reactions, bleeding, and thrombocytopenia limit its use. Thus, seeking a botanical, nontoxic antithrombotic alternative is an interesting area. Morinda citrifolia L. [noni] is a medicinal plant used in folk remedies by Polynesians for over 2,000 years. It has been reported to have a broad range of therapeutic and preventive effects. The bioactivities of NJ have been continuously discovered with antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and immune modifying activities. Our novel hypothesis is whether NJ has an anti-venous thrombotic effect in rodents. To examine our hypothesis, this study was designed to examine the anti-thrombotic effect of NJ on the jugular vein thrombosis model induced by ferric chloride in SD rats.Material and Methods: NJ and placebo used in this study were donated by Morinda Holding Inc. NJ was formulated with grape juice and blue berry juice. Placebo was prepared by using the same procedure of NJ preparation, but without NJ in it. Thirty-six male SD rats were divided into six groups. Anti-venous thrombotic activities of 5% NJ, 10% NJ, heparin, and 10% NJ plus heparin were examined and compared with the positive and blank controls. Thrombosis was induced by application of a filter paper soaked in 50% ferric chloride on the right jugular vein. AFunctional Foods in Health and Disease 2011; 9:297-3092-cm fragment of the occluded vein (thrombus was removed and weighed after 1-hour maturation. Blood samples were collected for platelet count, aPTT, and PT tests.Results: The weight of a 2-cm fragment of normal jugular vein was 9.9 ± 2.1 mg, while the weight of the occluded vein in

  18. Morinda citrifolia L. (noni Improves the Quality of Life (QoL in Adults with Osteoarthritis

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    Martin S. Lipsky

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Background: Morinda citrifolia Linn (noni, as a “pain killer”, has been used as a traditional medicine by Polynesians for over 2000 years. It was reported to have a broad range of therapeutic effects including analgesic and anti-inflammation. The in-vitro and in vivo antiinflammatory and analgesic properties of noni juice (NJ suggest that NJ may be a useful adjunctive treatment for osteoarthritis (OA. In this pilot study we explored whether NJimproves the symptoms and Quality of Life (QoL for adults with OA. We also sought toevaluate the tolerability and safety of NJ for patients with OA in a primary care setting. Methods: This was an open label three-month intervention pilot study. Data were collected by pre/post intervention survey and laboratory testing. Inclusion criteria were: adults of both sexes aged 40 to 75, with a diagnosis of OA on the hip or knee by x-ray examination provided by theirprimary care physician, not on prescription medicine for OA, and who were willing to drink 3 oz of NJ a day for 90 days. Results: Of the 64 questions measuring different aspects of QoL asked on the pre/post survey, 49 (77% had significant pre/post mean scale differences as measured by independent t-test. The OA patients reported being significantly more satisfied with their current health conditions including mobility, walking and bending, hand, finger, and arm functions, household tasks, social activity, arthritis pain, work ability, level of tension, and mood. The study participantswere also more positive about their future health and reported taking less over-the-counter (OTC pain relievers. Pre/post laboratory testing including: lipid panel, liver and kidney functions were in the normal ranges. High Sensitive C Reactive Protein (hsCRP, an inflammatory biomarker, was reduced by 10% after the intervention. Conclusion: As a nutritional supplement, NJ demonstrated a potential therapeutic effect and improved the symptoms and the QoL for adults with OA

  19. Atividade antioxidante da polpa, casca e sementes do noni (Morinda citrifolia Linn

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    Adriana Barbosa Costa

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Na busca pela identificação de novas fontes de antioxidantes naturais e de esclarecer lacunas acerca das reais propriedades benéficas atribuídas ao Noni (Morinda citrifolia Linn, este trabalho teve como objetivo realizar a caracterização química e avaliar a atividade antioxidante da polpa, casca e sementes do noni. Foram determinadas a composição centesimal (umidade, cinzas, proteínas, carboidratos e lipídios; os compostos bioativos (fenólicos totais, carotenoides totais e vitamina C e a atividade in vitro em extratos aquoso, etanólico e acetônico. Os resultados demonstraram que o Noni possui quantidades significativas de carboidratos (27,21%; 9,70% e 8,37% e de proteínas (2,64%; 2,23%; e 2,24% nas sementes, casca e polpa, respectivamente. A polpa apresentou maior teor de vitamina C (23,1 mg/100g e de carotenoides totais (3,90 mg/100g. No extrato acetônico da polpa, foram quantificados 109,81 mg/100g de fenólicos totais, seguidos pelos extratos acetônicos da casca (76,01 mg/100g, das sementes (28,75 mg/100g e do extrato etanólico da polpa (20,33 mg/100g. Todos os extratos avaliados apresentaram atividade antioxidante in vitro; os extratos acetônico e etanólico da casca e das sementes do Noni apresentaram maior atividade pelo método β-caroteno/ ácido linoleico, enquanto o extrato etanólico da polpa teve maior atividade antioxidante pelo ensaio DPPH e ABTS, e o extrato acetônico da polpa, pelo método ABTS. O noni é um fruto com significativo teor de compostos fenólicos totais que apresentam atividade antioxidante in vitro.

  20. Breast cancer prevention with Morinda citrifolia (noni at the initiation stage

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    significantly increased compared with positive controls at different time points. Histological examination showed that the malignancy of lesions in TNJ groups did not show a significant change when compared with that in positive and placebo groups.Conclusion: In conclusion, this is the first study which indicates that TNJ possesses a cancer preventive effect at the initiation stage of chemical carcinogenesis induced by DMBA in female SD rates.Key words: Morinda citrifolia, Tahitian noni® juice, breast cancer, cancer prevention

  1. Study Progress of Morinda citrifolia%诺丽研究进展(一)——国内外研究进展

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    李法营; 蓝增全; 刘昌芬; 李青红

    2009-01-01

    Based on the description of Noni's biotical and ecological characters, the study progress of the development and utilization, the propagation techniques, the introduction and cultivation of Morinda citrifolia at home and abroad were summarized, at the same time , pointed out that problems and deficiency in Morinda citrifolia research process, in order to provide theoretical foundation for the further utilization.%通过对诺丽植物学、生态学特征的描述,以及对诺丽开发利用、繁殖技术、引种栽培等方面的国内外研究进展进行了综合概述,同时指出了诺丽研究进程中发现的问题和不足,以期为进一步开发利用该植物提供理论依据.

  2. Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) Fruit Extracts Improve Colon Microflora and Exert Anti-Inflammatory Activities in Caco-2 Cells.

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    Huang, Hsin-Lun; Liu, Cheng-Tzu; Chou, Ming-Chih; Ko, Chien-Hui; Wang, Chin-Kun

    2015-06-01

    Intestinal microflora and inflammation are associated with the risk of inflammatory bowel diseases. Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) has various bioactivities, but its effect on colon health remains unknown. This study focused on the effects of fermented noni fruit extracts on colon microflora and inflammation of colon epithelial cells. The anti-inflammatory activities of ethanol and ethyl acetate extracts on Caco-2 cells were evaluated including interleukin-8 (IL-8) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2). The growth of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species was promoted by ethanol extract. Ethyl acetate extract decreased intracellular reactive oxygen species and significantly suppressed COX-2, IL-8, and prostaglandin E2 production and neutrophil chemotaxis by suppressing the translocation of the p65 subunit. Quercetin was the main contributor to the anti-inflammatory activity. The fermented noni fruit promoted probiotic growths and downregulated the intracellular oxidation and inflammation in Caco-2 cells. These results suggest that fermented noni fruit might protect against inflammatory diseases of the colon.

  3. Genetic Diversity Analysis of Morinda citrifolia by ISSR Markers%海巴戟ISSR遗传多样性分析

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    廖丹; 程江波; 聂风琴; 李明; 林道哲; 符文英

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    The genetic diversity and cluster analysis of the 202 Morinda citrifolia germplasm resources were an-alyzed by using ISSR molecular markers.The results showed that 13 ISSR primers which amplified 65 loci,meaned the average of each primer could amplified five loci.Among them,63 bands (96.92%)were polymorphic.Cluster analysis result indicated that 202 germplasm resources could be clustered into five groups when the genetic similari-ty coefficient was 0.63,revealedthe characteristics of geographical distribution.The average of Shannon information index (I),Neis genetic diversity (H)and effective number of alleles (Ne)was 0.5206,0.3488 and 1.6042, respectively,which indicated there was highly genetic diversity in these 202 Morinda citrifolia resource .%利用ISSR分子标记对202份海巴戟种质材料进行遗传多样性和聚类分析。结果表明:13条ISSR引物共扩增出65个位点,每个引物平均扩增出5个位点,其中多态性位点63个,占总数的96.92%。在相似系数为0.63时,202份海巴戟种质分为5个类,表现出一定的地域分布规律。检测到有效等位基因数 Ne =1.6042,基因多样性 H=0.3488,Shannon′s信息指数 I=0.5206,说明202份海巴戟种质间存在着较高的遗传多样性。

  4. Effect of Noni Leaves Extract (Morinda citrifolia L. Supplementation in Feed on Physical Quality of Broiler Breast Meat

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    Aji Sukoco

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available This research was conducted to know the effect of noni leaves extract (Morinda citrifolia L. supplementation in feed on physical quality of broiler breast meat such as pH, Water Holding Capacity (WHC, Cooking Loss (CL, and tenderness. Ninety six 8-days old broiler chickens strain Lohmann and of undifferentiated sex (unsexed were used in this research. The broiler chickens will be reared until 35-days old. The research method was experimental using Completely Randomized Design (CRD with six treatments and four replications, each replication consisted of four broiler chickens. The treatments consisted of P0 (Basal Feed, P1 (Basal Feed + tetracycline 0.05%, P2 (Basal Feed + noni leaves extract 0.05%, P3 (Basal feed + noni leaves extract 0.1%, P4 (Basal feed + noni leaves extract 0.15%, P5 (Basal feed + noni leaves extract 0.2%. The data were analyzed by ANOVA and continued by Least Significant Difference (LSD test if there was significantly different result. The results showed that noni leaves extract did not give significant effect (P>0.05 on meat pH, water holding capacity (WHC, cooking loss (CL, and tenderness. However, these results were still acceptable normally such as pH between 5.38-5.57, water holding capacity 34.13-45.64%, cooking loss 33.05-36.97%, but tenderness 16.22-20.57N were less acceptable. The research concluded that supplementation of noni leaves extract (Morinda citrifolia L. in feed did not increase physical quality of broiler breast meat on pH, Water Holding Capacity (WHC, Cooking Loss (CL, and tenderness.

  5. Melanogenesis-inhibitory saccharide fatty acid esters and other constituents of the fruits of Morinda citrifolia (noni).

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    Akihisa, Toshihiro; Tochizawa, Shun; Takahashi, Nami; Yamamoto, Ayako; Zhang, Jie; Kikuchi, Takashi; Fukatsu, Makoto; Tokuda, Harukuni; Suzuki, Nobutaka

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    Five new saccharide fatty acid esters, named nonioside P (3), nonioside Q (4), nonioside R (8), nonioside S (10), and nonioside T (14), and one new succinic acid ester, butyl 2-hydroxysuccinate (=4-butoxy-3-hydroxy-4-oxobutanoic acid) (31), were isolated, along with 26 known compounds, including eight saccharide fatty acid esters, 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12, and 13, three hemiterpene glycosides, 15, 17, and 18, six iridoid glycosides, 21-25, and 27, and nine other compounds, 20, 28, 29, and 32-37, from a MeOH extract of the fruit of Morinda citrifolia (noni). Upon evaluation of these and five other glycosidic compounds, 11, 16, 19, 26, and 30, from M. citrifolia fruit extract for their inhibitory activities against melanogenesis in B16 melanoma cells induced with α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH), most of the saccharide fatty acid esters, hemiterpene glycosides, and iridoid glycosides showed inhibitory effects with no or almost no toxicity to the cells. These compounds were further evaluated with respect to their cytotoxic activities against two human cancer cell lines (HL-60 and AZ521) and their inhibitory effects on Epstein-Barr virus early antigen (EBV-EA) activation induced with 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA) in Raji cells.

  6. Do the health claims made for Morinda citrifolia (Noni) harmonize with current scientific knowledge and evaluation of its biological effects.

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    Gupta, Rakesh Kumar; Patel, Amit Kumar

    2013-01-01

    Morinda citrifolia, also known as Great Morinda, Indian Mulberry, or Noni, is a plant belonging to the family Rubiaceae. A number of major chemical compounds have been identified in the leaves, roots, and fruits of Noni plant. The fruit juice is in high demand in alternative medicine for different kinds for illnesses such as arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, muscle ached and pains, menstrual difficulties, headache, heart diseases, AIDS, gastric ulcer, sprains, mental depression, senility, poor digestion, arteriosclerosis, blood vessel problems, and drug addiction. Several studies have also demonstrated the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and apoptosis-inducing effect of Noni in various cancers. Based on a toxicological assessment, Noni juice was considered as safe. Though a large number of in vitro, and, to a certain extent, in vivo studies demonstrated a range of potentially beneficial effects, clinical data are essentially lacking. To what extent the findings from experimental pharmacological studies are of potential clinical relevance is not clear at present and this question needs to be explored in detail before an recommendations can be made.

  7. Methanolic Extract of Morinda citrifolia L. (Noni) Unripe Fruit Attenuates Ethanol-Induced Conditioned Place Preferences in Mice.

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    Khan, Yasmin; Pandy, Vijayapandi

    2016-01-01

    Phytotherapy is an emerging field successfully utilized to treat various chronic diseases including alcohol dependence. In the present study, we examined the effect of the standardized methanolic extract of Morinda citrifolia Linn. unripe fruit (MMC), on compulsive ethanol-seeking behavior using the mouse conditioned place preference (CPP) test. CPP was established by injections of ethanol (2 g/kg, i.p.) in a 12-day conditioning schedule in mice. The effect of MMC and the reference drug, acamprosate (ACAM), on the reinforcing properties of ethanol in mice was studied by the oral administration of MMC (1, 3, and 5 g/kg) and ACAM (300 mg/kg) 60 min prior to the final CPP test postconditioning. Furthermore, CPPs weakened with repeated testing in the absence of ethanol over the next 12 days (extinction), during which the treatment groups received MMC (1, 3, and 5 g/kg, p.o.) or ACAM (300 mg/kg, p.o.). Finally, a priming injection of a low dose of ethanol (0.4 g/kg, i.p.) in the home cage (Reinstatement) was sufficient to reinstate CPPs, an effect that was challenged by the administration of MMC or ACAM. MMC (3 and 5 g/kg, p.o.) and ACAM (300 mg/kg, p.o.) significantly reversed the establishment of ethanol-induced CPPs and effectively facilitated the extinction of ethanol CPP. In light of these findings, it has been suggested that M. citrifolia unripe fruit could be utilized for novel drug development to combat alcohol dependence.

  8. Methanolic extract of Morinda citrifolia L. (noni unripe fruit attenuates ethanol-induced conditioned place preferences in mice

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    Yasmin Khan

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Phytotherapy is an emerging field successfully utilized to treat various chronic diseases including alcohol dependence. In the present study, we examined the effect of the standardized methanolic extract of Morinda citrifolia Linn. unripe fruit (MMC, on compulsive ethanol-seeking behaviour using the mouse conditioned place preference (CPP test. CPP was established by injections of ethanol (2g/kg, i.p. in a 12-day conditioning schedule in mice. The effect of MMC and the reference drug, acamprosate (ACAM, on the reinforcing properties of ethanol in mice was studied by the oral administration of MMC (1, 3 and 5g/kg and ACAM (300 mg/kg 60 min prior to the final CPP test postconditioning. Furthermore, CPPs weakened with repeated testing in the absence of ethanol over the next 12 days (extinction, during which the treatment groups received MMC (1, 3 and 5g/kg, p.o. or ACAM (300 mg/kg, p.o.. Finally, a priming injection of a low dose of ethanol (0.4g/kg, i.p. in the home cage (Reinstatement was sufficient to reinstate CPPs, an effect that was challenged by the administration of MMC or ACAM. MMC (3 and 5g/kg, p.o and ACAM (300 mg/kg, p.o. significantly reversed the establishment of ethanol-induced CPPs and effectively facilitated the extinction of ethanol CPP. In light of these findings, it has been suggested that M. citrifolia unripe fruit could be utilized for novel drug development to combat alcohol dependence.

  9. Antiviral activity of extracts from Morinda citrifolia leaves and chlorophyll catabolites, pheophorbide a and pyropheophorbide a, against hepatitis C virus.

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    Ratnoglik, Suratno Lulut; Aoki, Chie; Sudarmono, Pratiwi; Komoto, Mari; Deng, Lin; Shoji, Ikuo; Fuchino, Hiroyuki; Kawahara, Nobuo; Hotta, Hak

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    The development of complementary and/or alternative drugs for treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is still needed. Antiviral compounds in medicinal plants are potentially good targets to study. Morinda citrifolia is a common plant distributed widely in Indo-Pacific region; its fruits and leaves are food sources and are also used as a treatment in traditional medicine. In this study, using a HCV cell culture system, it was demonstrated that a methanol extract, its n-hexane, and ethyl acetate fractions from M. citrifolia leaves possess anti-HCV activities with 50%-inhibitory concentrations (IC(50)) of 20.6, 6.1, and 6.6 μg/mL, respectively. Bioactivity-guided purification and structural analysis led to isolation and identification of pheophorbide a, the major catabolite of chlorophyll a, as an anti-HCV compound present in the extracts (IC(50) = 0.3 μg/mL). It was also found that pyropheophorbide a possesses anti-HCV activity (IC(50) = 0.2 μg/mL). The 50%-cytotoxic concentrations (CC(50)) of pheophorbide a and pyropheophorbide a were 10.0 and 7.2 μg/mL, respectively, their selectivity indexes being 33 and 36, respectively. On the other hand, chlorophyll a, sodium copper chlorophyllin, and pheophytin a barely, or only marginally, exhibited anti-HCV activities. Time-of-addition analysis revealed that pheophorbide a and pyropheophorbide a act at both entry and the post-entry steps. The present results suggest that pheophorbide a and its related compounds would be good candidates for seed compounds for developing antivirals against HCV.

  10. Experiment on Tissue Culture of Morinda citrifolia%海滨木巴戟组织培养研究

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    郭佳; 朱鹏飞; 房丹; 高中海; 徐梁

    2013-01-01

    The axillary buds of Morinda citrifolia were used as the explants to establish the micro-propagation system. The orthogonal experiment of bud differentiation was carried out by TDZ, BA and IBA. The results showed that three hormones had no significant(p < 0.05) effect on bud differentiation, but IBA inhibited the differentiation. The number of vitrification shoots increased with the concentration of BA when the medium was only added BA. Experiment on rooting induction demonstrated that the influences of NAA and IBA had no obvious difference (p<0.05). However, more callus were induced from the base of explant in the medium with IBA.%以海滨木巴戟(Morinda citrifolia)的嫩芽为外植体进行组培研究,以1/2MS+蔗糖30 g/L+琼脂6 g/L为基本培养基,以TDZ、BA、IBA三种激素进行不定芽的诱导分化实验,以IBA、NAA进行生根实验。结果表明,各因素对外植体分化的影响皆不显著(p<0.05),IBA抑制外植体分化;在只添加BA的培养基中,随着BA浓度的升高,外植体玻璃化的现象有增加的趋势;生根实验结果表明,NAA和IBA诱导生根效果相差不大(p<0.05),但是IBA在外植体基部诱导出更多的愈伤组织。

  11. Tanggap Kebal dan Tampilan Produksi Ayam Pedaging yang Diberi Ekstrak Buah Mengkudu (IMMUME RESPONSE AND PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE OF BROILERS GIVEN NONI FRUIT EXTRACTS

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    Razak Achmad Hamzah

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    Full Text Available Noni fruit (Morinda citrifolia has been used extensively as a drug, which is advertised with a varietyof benefits, such as can increase endurance, improve productivity. Those statements have not been provedscientifically. The results of this study, are expected to provide some information to the public regardingthe true benefits of Morinda citrifolia. The aims of this research were to study the effect of Noni (Morindacitrifolia fruit extract given to broilers to their antibody titers and the counts of lymphocytes, basophils,eosinophils, monocytes, heterophils, and leukocytes. Production performance of these chickens was alsostudied. One hundred and sixty Cobb’s strain of broilers were used in this researh and were divided intofour groups of treatments which were divided into four experiment units which each comprised of tenchickens. Mengkudu fruit extract was given for 14 consecutive days orally using doses 0.0 g, 0.1 g , 0.5 g, and1.0 g per kilogram of body weight (kbw. The chickens utilized as control (0.0 g /gbw were given only thesame plain water which was used to extract the fruits. The blood sampling were collected at the 3rd, 5th, 14th,and 21st days of the research. The study showed mengkudu fruit extract given at dose of 0.5 g/kbw was ableto elevate immune response (antibody significantly if given in seven succesive days, and maintain toperform as an antiallergic when the extract given at dose 0.1, 0.5, dan 1.0 g/kww for 5 consecutive days. Butthe effect on the production performance had never been observed at all level of the dose and duration ofobservation.

  12. Morinda citrifolia L. fruit extracts modulates H2O2-induced oxidative stress in human liposarcoma SW872 cells.

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    Ruhomally, Z; Somanah, J; Bahorun, T; Neergheen-Bhujun, V S

    2016-07-01

    Morinda citrifolia L. commonly known as noni is used by the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries due to the plethora of pharmacological activities of its metabolites. In Mauritius, the fruits of M. citrifolia are used in folk medicine against a number of indications. The present study aimed at evaluating the antioxidant activity of ripe and unripe noni fruit at both biochemical and cellular levels. Using an array of established assay systems, the fruit antioxidant propensity was assessed in terms of its radical scavenging, iron reducing and metal chelating potentials. Ascorbic acid, total phenolic and total flavonoid contents of the fruits were also determined. The ascorbic acid content of ripe noni was 76.24 ± 1.13 mg/100 g while total phenolics of ripe and unripe fruit extracts were 748.40 ± 8.85 μg and 770.34 ± 2.27 μg GAE g(-1) FW respectively. Both the ripe and unripe extracts of M. citrifolia were potent scavengers of nitric oxide, superoxide and hydroxyl radicals. The ferric reducing capacity ranged from 11.26 ± 0.33 to 11.90 ± 0.20 mM Fe(2+) g(-1) FW while the IC50 values for the iron (II) chelating power were 0.50 ± 0.01 and 1.74 ± 0.01 g FW/mL for the ripe and unripe fruit extracts respectively. Cellular studies additionally demonstrated that noni were able to dose-dependently counteract accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS)-induced oxidative stress, a potential obesogenic factor within human liposarcoma SW872 cells as well as significantly restore cell death within the concentration range of 0.106-0.813 g/mL. Results reported herein suggest noni as an interesting source of prophylactic antioxidants modulated by its polyphenol composition.

  13. Larvicidal activity of Morinda citrifolia L. (Noni) (Family: Rubiaceae) leaf extract against Anopheles stephensi, Culex quinquefasciatus, and Aedes aegypti.

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    Kovendan, Kalimuthu; Murugan, Kadarkarai; Shanthakumar, Shanmugam Perumal; Vincent, Savariar; Hwang, Jiang-Shiou

    2012-10-01

    Morinda citrifolia leaf extract was tested for larvicidal activity against three medically important mosquito vectors such as malarial vector Anopheles stephensi, dengue vector Aedes aegypti, and filarial vector Culex quinquefasciatus. The plant material was shade dried at room temperature and powdered coarsely. From the leaf, 1-kg powder was macerated with 3.0 L of hexane, chloroform, acetone, methanol, and water sequentially for a period of 72 h each and filtered. The yield of extracts was hexane (13.56 g), chloroform (15.21 g), acetone (12.85 g), methanol (14.76 g), and water (12.92 g), respectively. The extracts were concentrated at reduced temperature on a rotary vacuum evaporator and stored at a temperature of 4°C. The M. citrifolia leaf extract at 200, 300, 400, 500, and 600 ppm caused a significant mortality of three mosquito species. Hexane, chloroform, acetone, and water caused moderate considerable mortality; however, the highest larval mortality was methanolic extract, observed in three mosquito vectors. The larval mortality was observed after 24-h exposure. No mortality was observed in the control. The third larvae of Anopheles stephensi had values of LC(50) = 345.10, 324.26, 299.97, 261.96, and 284.59 ppm and LC(90) = 653.00, 626.58, 571.89, 505.06, and 549.51 ppm, respectively. The Aedes aegypti had values of LC(50) = 361.75, 343.22, 315.40, 277.92, and 306.98 ppm and LC(90) = 687.39, 659.02, 611.35, 568.18, and 613.25 ppm, respectively. The Culex quinquefasciatus had values of LC(50) = 382.96, 369.85, 344.34, 330.42, and 324.64 ppm and LC(90) = 726.18, 706.57, 669.28, 619.63, and 644.47 ppm, respectively. The results of the leaf extract of M. citrifolia are promising as good larvicidal activity against the mosquito vector Anopheles stephensi, Aedes aegypti, and Culex quinquefasciatus. This is a new eco-friendly approach for the control of vector control programs. Therefore, this study provides first report on the larvicidal activities against three

  14. Chrysin, Abundant in Morinda citrifolia Fruit Water-EtOAc Extracts, Combined with Apigenin Synergistically Induced Apoptosis and Inhibited Migration in Human Breast and Liver Cancer Cells.

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    Huang, Cheng; Wei, Yu-Xuan; Shen, Ma-Ching; Tu, Yu-Hsuan; Wang, Chia-Chi; Huang, Hsiu-Chen

    2016-06-01

    The composition of Morinda citrifolia (M. citrifolia) was determined using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and the anticancer effects of M. citrifolia extract evaluated in HepG2, Huh7, and MDA-MB-231 cancer cells. M. citrifolia fruit extracts were obtained by using five different organic solvents, including hexane (Hex), methanol (MeOH), ethyl acetate (EtOAc), chloroform (CHCl3), and ethanol (EtOH). The water-EtOAc extracts from M. citrifolia fruits was found to have the highest anticancer activity. HPLC data revealed the predominance of chrysin in water-EtOAc extracts of M. citrifolia fruit. Furthermore, the combined effects of cotreatment with apigenin and chrysin on liver and breast cancer were investigated. Treatment with apigenin plus chrysin for 72-96 h reduced HepG2 and MDA-MB-231 cell viability and induced apoptosis through down-regulation of S-phase kinase-associated protein-2 (Skp2) and low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 6 (LRP6) expression. However, the combination treatment for 36 h synergistically decreased MDA-MB-231 cell motility but not cell viability through down-regulation of MMP2, MMP9, fibronectin, and snail in MDA-MB-231 cells. Additionally, chrysin combined with apigenin also suppressed tumor growth in human MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells xenograft through down-regulation of ki-67 and Skp2 protein. The experimental results showed that chrysin combined with apigenin can reduce HepG2 and MDA-MB-231 proliferation and cell motility and induce apoptosis. It also offers opportunities for exploring new drug targets, and further investigations are underway in this regard.

  15. Noni (Morinda citrifolia Linn.) fruit juice attenuates the rewarding effect of ethanol in conditioned place preference in mice.

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    Pandy, Vijayapandi; Khan, Yasmin

    2016-11-01

    Morinda citrifolia L. commonly known as noni or Indian mulberry belongs to the family Rubiaceae. Noni fruit juice has recently become a very popular remedy for the treatment of several diseases, including psychiatric disorders. This study aimed to investigate the anticraving effect of Tahitian Noni® Juice (TNJ) against ethanol seeking behavior in ICR male mice using the conditioned place preference (CPP) test. The CPP procedure consisted of four phases: preconditioning, conditioning, extinction, and reinstatement. During conditioning, intraperitoneal (i.p.) injections of ethanol (2 g/kg body weight (bw)) and normal saline (10 ml/kg bw) were given on alternate days for 12 days. Then, the animals were subjected to extinction trials for the next 12 days to weaken CPP. Finally, CPP was reinstated in the extinguished animals by a single low-dose priming injection of ethanol (0.4 g/kg bw, i.p.). The effect of TNJ (as a source of drinking water) on different phases of ethanol CPP in mice was studied. TNJ-treated mice showed a significant reduction in ethanol seeking behavior in the CPP test. The reference drug, acamprosate (ACAM) also showed a similar effect in the CPP test. The outcome of this study suggests that TNJ is effective in attenuating ethanol craving in mice and could be utilized for the treatment of alcohol dependence. Further clinical studies in this direction are warranted to support the present preclinical findings.

  16. The transversal strength of acrylic resin plate after being immersed soaking in noni fruit (Morinda citrifolia Linn. juice

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    Sri Redjeki Indiani

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    Full Text Available The disadvantages of acrylic resin plate are liquid absorption and porosity, allowing microorganisms to grow and multiply resulting in inflammation in the oral cavity. The juice of the noni fruit (Morinda citrifolia Linn. contains active flavonoid and atsiri oil. Flavonoid is a phenol substance that degrades acrylic resin plate in prolonged contact. The purpose of this study was to examine the transversal strength of acrylic resin plate after being immersed in noni fruit juice. An acrylic resin plate of 65 × 10 × 2.5 mm was immersed in 4%, 6%, 8%, 10%, and 12% concentrations of noni fruit juice and distilled water in a control group for 31, 46, and 61 days. The transversal strength of acrylic resin plate was tested using an autograph with a crosshead speed of 1/10mm/second; the distance for the two supporting parts was 50 mm. The data was analyzed by using a One–Way ANOVA test. There was no significant difference in the transversal strength of the plate after being soaked for 31, 46, and 61 days in 4%, 6%, 8%, 10%, and 12% concentrations of the juice. This study showed that the soaking of acrylic resin plate for 31, 46, and 61 days in 4%, 6%, 8%, 10%, and 12% concentrations of noni fruit juice does not decrease the transversal strength.

  17. Morinda citrifolia fruit juice prevents ischemic neuronal damage through suppression of the development of post-ischemic glucose intolerance.

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    Harada, Shinichi; Fujita-Hamabe, Wakako; Kamiya, Kohei; Mizushina, Yoshiyuki; Satake, Toshiko; Tokuyama, Shogo

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    Fruit juice of Morinda citrifolia (Noni juice) is a well-known health drink and has various pharmacological properties including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. We have hitherto found the protective effect of Noni juice on brain damage caused by ischemic stress in mice. In addition, we also recently reported that regulation of post-ischemic glucose intolerance might be important for good prognosis. Here, we focused on the effect of Noni juice on the development of the post-ischemic glucose intolerance as a cerebral protective mechanism. Noni juice was obtained from the mature fruit grown in Okinawa (about 1.5 L/4 kg of fruit; 100% ONJ). Male ddY mice were given 10% ONJ in drinking water for 7 days. Then, mice were subjected to 2 h of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). Ingestion of 10% ONJ suppressed the development of neuronal damage after MCAO. Interestingly, glucose intolerance observed on the 1st day after MCAO completely disappeared after 10% ONJ administration. Furthermore, ONJ treatment significantly increased serum insulin levels much further than the control group on the 1st day, while serum adiponectin levels were not affected at all. These results suggest that ONJ could facilitate insulin secretion after ischemic stress and may attenuate the development of glucose intolerance. These mechanisms may contribute to the neuronal protective effect of ONJ against ischemic stress.

  18. Morinda citrifolia L.(noni) and memantine attenuate periventricular tissue injury of the fourth ventricle in hydrocephalic rabbits

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    Sibel K(o)ktürk; Süreyya Ceylan; Volkan Etus; Nezih Yasa; Sava(s) Ceylan

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    This study was designed to evaluate the neuroprotective effects of Morinda citrifolia L. (Rubiaceae), commonly known as noni, and memantine (a N-methy-D-aspartate receptor inhibitor) on hydrocephalus-induced neurodegenerative disorders. Kaolin was injected into the cistern magna of male adult New Zealand rabbits to establish a hydrocephalus animal model. Memantine (20 mg/kg, intraperitoneally; memantine-treated group) or noni (5 mL/kg, intragastrically; noni-treated group) was administered daily for 2 weeks. Microtubule-associated protein-2 and caspase-3 immunohistochemistry were performed to detect neuronal degeneration and apoptosis in the periventricular tissue of the fourth ventricle of rabbits. Microtubule-associated protein-2 staining density was significantly decreased in the hydrocephalic group, while the staining density was significantly increased in the memantine- and noni-treated groups, especially in the noni-treated group. Noni treatment decreased the number of caspase-3-positive cells in rabbits with hydrocephalus, while memantine had no effect. These findings suggest that noni exhibits more obvious inhibitory effects on hydrocephalus-induced neurodegenerative disorders than memantine in periventricular tissue of the fourth ventricle.

  19. ATIVIDADE ANTIMICROBIANA E EFEITO COMBINADO SOBRE DROGAS ANTIFÚNGICAS E ANTIBACTERIANAS DO FRUTO DE Morinda citrifolia L.

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    Saulo R. TINTINO

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    Full Text Available La aparición de microorganismos resistentes y la toxicidad asociada a los antimicrobianos aumenta la necesidad de investigar nuevos principios activos. Morinda citrifolia L., es una planta fructífera utilizada popularmente como antibacteriano y con otros diversos usos farmacológicos. Posee diversos metabolitos primarios y secundarios, principalmente flavonoides, triterpenoides y alcaloides. Este estudio tuvo como objetivo ensayar la potencial actividad antimicrobiana y moduladora de los extractos obtenidos de su fruta. Los extractos de las frutas fueron testados tanto para determinar el efecto antimicrobiano como también utilizándolo en combinación con agentes antibacterianos y antifúngicos contra microorganismos patógenos, por el método de microdilución en caldo. Se observó que la asociación entre antibióticos y extractos dió resultados clínicamente significativos en pruebas con bacterias Pseudomonas aeruginosa y Escherichia coli.

  20. Protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B) inhibitors from Morinda citrifolia (Noni) and their insulin mimetic activity.

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    Nguyen, Phi-Hung; Yang, Jun-Li; Uddin, Mohammad N; Park, So-Lim; Lim, Seong-Il; Jung, Da-Woon; Williams, Darren R; Oh, Won-Keun

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    As part of our ongoing search for new antidiabetic agents from medicinal plants, we found that a methanol extract of Morinda citrifolia showed potential stimulatory effects on glucose uptake in 3T3-L1 adipocyte cells. Bioassay-guided fractionation of this active extract yielded two new lignans (1 and 2) and three new neolignans (9, 10, and 14), as well as 10 known compounds (3-8, 11-13, and 15). The absolute configurations of compounds 9, 10, and 14 were determined by ECD spectra analysis. Compounds 3, 6, 7, and 15 showed inhibitory effects on PTP1B enzyme with IC50 values of 21.86 ± 0.48, 15.01 ± 0.20, 16.82 ± 0.42, and 4.12 ± 0.09 μM, respectively. Furthermore, compounds 3, 6, 7, and 15 showed strong stimulatory effects on 2-NBDG uptake in 3T3-L1 adipocyte cells. This study indicated the potential of compounds 3, 6, 7, and 15 as lead molecules for antidiabetic agents.

  1. Antiadhesion and anti-inflammation effects of noni (Morinda citrifolia) fruit extracts on AGS cells during Helicobacter pylori infection.

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    Huang, Hsin-Lun; Ko, Chien-Hui; Yan, Yeong-Yu; Wang, Chin-Kun

    2014-03-19

    Helicobacter pylori is a human gastric pathogen that adheres to host cells and injects cytotoxin-associated gene A (CagA) to induce interleukin-8 (IL-8), inducible nitric oxide (iNOS), and cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2). Noni (Morinda citrifolia) is found to possess antibacteria, anti-inflammation, and antioxidation activities, but its effect on H. pylori infection is still unknown. Ethanol and ethyl acetate extracts of noni fruit were used in this study. The inhibitory effect on CagA and H. pylori-induced IL-8, iNOS, and COX-2 were determined. The coculture medium was collected for measuring neutrophil chemotaxis. Both extracts of noni fruit showed weak inhibition on H. pylori. Both ethanol and ethyl acetate extracts provided antiadhesion of H. pylori to AGS cells and down-regulation on the CagA, IL-8, COX-2, and iNOS expressions. Results also indicated both extracts relieved neutrophil chemotaxis. Noni fruit extracts down-regulated inflammatory responses during H. pylori infection, and the phenolic compounds play key role in antiadhesion.

  2. Morinda citrifolia L. (noni) and memantine attenuate periventricular tissue injury of the fourth ventricle in hydrocephalic rabbits.

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    Köktürk, Sibel; Ceylan, Süreyya; Etus, Volkan; Yasa, Nezih; Ceylan, Savaş

    2013-03-25

    This study was designed to evaluate the neuroprotective effects of Morinda citrifolia L. (Rubiaceae), commonly known as noni, and memantine (a N-methy-D-aspartate receptor inhibitor) on hydrocephalus-induced neurodegenerative disorders. Kaolin was injected into the cistern magna of male adult New Zealand rabbits to establish a hydrocephalus animal model. Memantine (20 mg/kg, intraperitoneally; memantine-treated group) or noni (5 mL/kg, intragastrically; noni-treated group) was administered daily for 2 weeks. Microtubule-associated protein-2 and caspase-3 immunohistochemistry were performed to detect neuronal degeneration and apoptosis in the periventricular tissue of the fourth ventricle of rabbits. Microtubule-associated protein-2 staining density was significantly decreased in the hydrocephalic group, while the staining density was significantly increased in the memantine- and noni-treated groups, especially in the noni-treated group. Noni treatment decreased the number of caspase-3-positive cells in rabbits with hydrocephalus, while memantine had no effect. These findings suggest that noni exhibits more obvious inhibitory effects on hydrocephalus-induced neurodegenerative disorders than memantine in periventricular tissue of the fourth ventricle.

  3. Enhancement of anthraquinone production in Morinda citrifolia cell suspension cultures after stimulation of the proline cycle with two proline analogs.

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    Quevedo, Carla V; Perassolo, María; Giulietti, Ana M; Rodríguez Talou, Julián

    2012-03-01

    Synthesis of anthraquinones (AQs) involves the shikimate and 2-C-methyl-D-erythritol 4-phosphate pathways. The proline cycle is linked to the pentose phosphate pathway (PPP) to generate NADPH needed in the first steps of this pathway. The effect of two proline analogs, azetidine-2-carboxylic acid (A2C) and thiazolidine-4-carboxylic acid (T4C), were evaluated in Morinda citrifolia suspension cultures. Both analogs gave higher proline accumulation after 6 and 10 days (68 and 179% after 6 days with A2C at 25 and 50 μM, respectively, and 111% with T4C added at 100 μM). Induction of the proline cycle increased the AQ content after 6 days (~40% for 50 μM A2C and 100 μM T4C). Whereas A2C (50 μM) increased only AQ production, T4C also enhanced total phenolics. However, no induction of the PPP was observed with any of the treatments. This pathway therefore does not limit the supply of carbon skeletons to secondary metabolic pathways.

  4. Phyto-synthesis of silver nanoscale particles using Morinda citrifolia L. and its inhibitory activity against human pathogens.

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    Sathishkumar, Gnanasekar; Gobinath, Chandrakasan; Karpagam, Karuppiah; Hemamalini, Vedagiri; Premkumar, Kumpati; Sivaramakrishnan, Sivaperumal

    2012-06-15

    Leaf extract of Morinda citrifolia L. was assessed for the synthesis of silver nanoscale particles under different temperature and reaction time. Synthesized nanoscale (MCAgNPs) particles were confirmed by analysing the excitation of surface plasmon resonance (SPR) using UV-visible spectrophotometer at 420 nm. Further SEM, HRTEM analysis confirmed the range of particle size between 10 and 60 nm and SEAD pattern authorizes the face centered cubic (fcc) crystalline nature of the MCAgNPs. Fourier transform infrared spectrum (FTIR) of synthesized MCAgNPs confirms the presence of high amount of phenolic compounds in the plant extract which may possibly influence the reduction process and stabilization of nanoparticles. Further, inhibitory activity of MCAgNPs and plant extract were tested against human pathogens like Eschericia coli, Pseudomonas aeroginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter aerogenes, Bacillus cereus and Enterococci sp. The results indicated that the MCAgNPs showed moderate inhibitory actions against human pathogens than crude plant extract, demonstrating its antimicrobial value against pathogenic diseases.

  5. Matrix metalloproteinase-1 inhibitory activities of Morinda citrifolia seed extract and its constituents in UVA-irradiated human dermal fibroblasts.

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    Masuda, Megumi; Murata, Kazuya; Naruto, Shunsuke; Uwaya, Akemi; Isami, Fumiyuki; Matsuda, Hideaki

    2012-01-01

    The objective of this study was to examine whether a 50% ethanolic extract (MCS-ext) of the seeds of Morinda citrifolia (noni) and its constituents have matrix metalloproteinase-1 (MMP-1) inhibitory activity in UVA-irradiated normal human dermal fibroblasts (NHDFs). The MCS-ext (10 μg/mL) inhibited MMP-1 secretion from UVA-irradiated NHDFs, without cytotoxic effects, at 48 h after UV exposure. The ethyl acetate-soluble fraction of MCS-ext was the most potent inhibitor of MMP-1 secretion. Among the constituents of the fraction, a lignan, 3,3'-bisdemethylpinoresinol (1), inhibited the MMP-1 secretion at a concentration of 0.3 μM without cytotoxic effects. Furthermore, 1 (0.3 μM) reduced the level of intracellular MMP-1 expression. Other constituents, namely americanin A (2), quercetin (3) and ursolic acid (4), were inactive. To elucidate inhibition mechanisms of MMP-1 expression and secretion, the effect of 1 on mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) phosphorylation was examined. Western blot analysis revealed that 1 (0.3 μM) reduced the phosphorylations of p38 and c-Jun-N-terminal kinase (JNK). These results suggested that 1 suppresses intracellular MMP-1 expression, and consequent secretion from UVA-irradiated NHDFs, by down-regulation of MAPKs phosphorylation.

  6. Inhibitory effects of Morinda citrifolia extract and its constituents on melanogenesis in murine B16 melanoma cells.

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    Masuda, Megumi; Itoh, Kimihisa; Murata, Kazuya; Naruto, Shunsuke; Uwaya, Akemi; Isami, Fumiyuki; Matsuda, Hideaki

    2012-01-01

    The objective of this study was to examine the effects of Morinda citrifolia (noni) extract and its constituents on α-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH)-stimulated melanogenesis in cultured murine B16 melanoma cells (B16 cells). A 50% ethanolic extract of noni seeds (MCS-ext) showed significant inhibition of melanogenesis with no effect on cell proliferation. MCS-ext was more active than noni leaf and fruit flesh extracts. Activity guided fractionation of MCS-ext led to the isolation of two lignans, 3,3'-bisdemethylpinoresinol (1) and americanin A (2), as active constituents. To elucidate the mechanism of melanogenesis inhibition by the lignans, α-MSH-stimulated B16 cells were treated with 1 (5 μM) and 2 (200 μM). Time-dependent increases of intracellular melanin content and tyrosinase activity, during 24 to 72 h, were inhibited significantly by treatment with the lignans. The activity of 1 was greater than that of 2. Western blot analysis suggested that the lignans inhibited melanogenesis by down regulation of the levels of phosphorylation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase, resulting in suppression of tyrosinase expression.

  7. Isolation and structure determination of a benzofuran and a bis-nor-isoprenoid from Aspergillus niger grown on the water soluble fraction of Morinda citrifolia Linn. leaves.

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    Siddiqui, Bina S; Ismail, Fouzia A Sattar; Gulzar, Tahsin; Begum, Sabira

    2003-10-01

    The leaves of Morinda citrifolia, Linn. afforded a new benzofuran and a bis-nor-isoprenoid, blumenol C, hitherto unreported from this source. The structures of these have been elucidated as 5-benzofuran carboxylic acid-6-formyl methyl ester (1) and 4-(3'(R)-hydroxybutyl)-3,5,5, trimethyl-cyclohex-2-en-1-one (2) respectively through spectroscopic studies. The NMR data (including 1D, 2D techniques) and stereochemistry at C-3' of Compound 2 is also being reported for the first time.

  8. 海巴戟的组织培养及快速繁殖%Tissue Culture and Rapid Propagation of Morinda citrifolia L.

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    韦丽君; 吕平; 苏文潘; 俞奔驰; 叶启腾

    2006-01-01

    @@ 1植物名称海巴戟(Morinda citrifolia L.). 2材料类别从美国加里福尼亚叶启恩先生处得到大溪种海巴戟种,擦伤外壳后播种于砂盆中,可比未用粗砂擦伤外壳的提前4个月发芽(后者为6个月)植株长出2片完全叶时,取茎段和项芽作实验材料.

  9. Amelioration of apoptotic events in the skeletal muscle of intra-nigrally rotenone-infused Parkinsonian rats by Morinda citrifolia--up-regulation of Bcl-2 and blockage of cytochrome c release.

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    Narasimhan, Kishore Kumar S; Paul, Liya; Sathyamoorthy, Yogesh Kanna; Srinivasan, Ashokkumar; Chakrapani, Lakshmi Narasimhan; Singh, Abhilasha; Ravi, Divya Bhavani; Krishnan, Thulasi Raman; Velusamy, Prema; Kaliappan, Kathiravan; Radhakrishnan, Rameshkumar; Periandavan, Kalaiselvi

    2016-02-01

    Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative movement disorder with the cardinal symptoms of bradykinesia, resting tremor, rigidity, and postural instability, which lead to abnormal movements and lack of activity, which in turn cause muscular damage. Even though studies have been carried out to elucidate the causative factors that lead to muscular damage in Parkinson's disease, apoptotic events that occur in the skeletal muscle and a therapeutical approach to culminate the muscular damage have not been extensively studied. Thus, this study evaluates the impact of rotenone-induced SNPc lesions on skeletal muscle apoptosis and the efficacy of an ethyl acetate extract of Morinda citrifolia in safeguarding the myocytes. Biochemical assays along with apoptotic markers studied by immunoblot and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction in the current study revealed that the supplementation of Morinda citrifolia significantly reverted alterations in both biochemical and histological parameters in rotenone-infused PD rats. Treatment with Morinda citrifolia also reduced the expression of pro-apoptotic proteins Bax, caspase-3 and caspase-9 and blocked the release of cytochrome c from mitochondria induced by rotenone. In addition, it augmented the expression of Bcl2 both transcriptionally and translationally. Thus, this preliminary study paves a way to show that the antioxidant and anti-apoptotic activities of Morinda citrifolia can be exploited to alleviate skeletal muscle damage induced by Parkinsonism.

  10. Comparison of Antibacterial Efficacy of Turmeric Extract, Morinda Citrifolia and 3% Sodium Hypochlorite on Enterococcus faecalis: An In-vitro Study

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    Somisetty, Kusum Valli; Diwan, Abhinav; Pasha, Shiraz; Shetty, Nandaprasad; Reddy, Yashwanth; Nadigar, Shankar

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl), the most commonly used irrigant, has many potential properties like its unique ability to dissolve pulp tissue, excellent antimicrobial activity, but has a cytotoxic effect when injected into periapical tissues. It is also known to produce allergic reactions, foul smell and taste, and potential for corrosion. Facultative organisms such as Enterococcus faecalis and aerobes like Staphylococcus aureus are considered to be the most resistant species and one of the possible causes of root canal treatment failure. So there is a need to find an alternative to sodium hypochlorite to act against these resistant microorganisms. Aim To evaluate and compare the antibacterial efficacy of morinda citrifolia and turmeric extract with 3% NaOCl as a root canal irrigant, against E. faecalis and S.aureus. Materials and Methods The antimicrobial efficacy was assessed in vitro using agar well diffusion method. Agar plates were prepared using Brain-Heart Infusion (BHI) agar. Cultures of E.faecalis and S.aureus were grown in nutrient broth at 37°C. Plates were incubated for 24 hours at 37°C and microbial zones of inhibition were recorded. Statistical analysis was performed using ANOVA. Results NaOCl (3%) showed larger zones of inhibition than herbal irrigants against both the microorganisms. Among the herbal irrigants, morinda citrifolia showed larger zones of inhibition than turmeric hydro-alcoholic extract and turmeric water extract which was statistically significant (pendodontics might prove to be advantageous. PMID:27891459

  11. Comparative evaluation of antimicrobial effect of herbal root canal irrigants (Morinda citrifolia, Azadirachta indica, Aloe vera) with sodium hypochlorite: An in vitro study

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    Babaji, Prashant; Jagtap, Kiran; Lau, Himani; Bansal, Nandita; Thajuraj, S.; Sondhi, Priti

    2016-01-01

    Aim and Objectives: Successful root canal treatment involves the complete elimination of microorganism from the root canal and the three-dimensional obturation of the canal space. Enterococcus faecalis is the most commonly found bacteria in failed root canal. Chemical irrigation of canals along with biomechanical preparation helps in the elimination of microorganisms. The present study was aimed to evaluate the antimicrobial effect of herbal root canal irrigants (Morinda citrifolia, Azadirachta indica extract, Aloe vera) with sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl). Materials and Methods: The bacterial E. faecalis (ATCC) culture was grown overnight in brain heart infusion (BHI) broth and inoculated in Mueller–Hinton agar plates. Antibacterial inhibition was assessed using agar well diffusion method. All five study irrigants were added to respective wells in agar plates and incubated at 37°C for 24 h. Bacterial inhibition zone around each well was recorded. Results were tabulated and statistically analyzed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences software for Windows, version 19.0. (IBM Corp., Armonk, NY. Results: Highest inhibitory zone against E. faecalis was seen in NaOCl fallowed by M. citrifolia and A. indica extract, and the least by A. vera extract. Conclusion: Tested herbal medicine (A. indica extract, M. citrifolia, A. vera) showed inhibitory zone against E. faecalis. Hence, these irrigants can be used as root canal irrigating solutions. PMID:27382533

  12. Role of aqueous extract of morinda citrifolia (Indian noni ripe fruits in inhibiting dental caries-causing streptococcus mutans and streptococcus mitis.

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    Barani Kumarasamy

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Use of alternative medicine to control oral streptococci is a new topic worthy of further investigation. This study aimed to elucidate the dose-dependent anti-bacterial activity of crude aqueous extract of ripe Morinda citrifolia L. (Family: Rubiaceae fruits against oral streptococci i.e. Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus mitis, that cause dental caries in humans.Fresh ripe M. citrifolia fruits (750g were ground in an electronic blender with sterile water (500ml. The crude aqueous extract was lyophilized to yield a brown colored powder. Various concentrations (1000-100μg/ ml of the extract were tested for its antibacterial activity (Kirby and Bauer method against whole cells of S. mutans and S. mitis. Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC was determined by micro-dilution method, using serially diluted (2 folds fruit extract, according to the National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards (NCCLS.Crude aqueous extract (1000μg/ ml of ripe M. citrifolia fruits effectively inhibited the growth of S. mutans (19±0.5 mm and S. mitis (18.6±0.3 mm compared to the streptomycin control (21.6±0.3 mm. The growth inhibition was clearly evident with "nil" bacteriostasis, even after 48 hours of incubation at 37°C. The MIC of the extract for S. mutans and S. mitis was 125 μg and 62.5 μg, respectively.Our results suggest that phytochemicals naturally synthesized by M. citrifolia have an inhibitory effect on oral streptococci. Furthermore, purification and molecular characterization of the "bioactive principle" would enable us to formulate a sustainable oral hygiene product.

  13. Morinda citrifolia Linn. fruit (Noni) juice induces an increase in NO production and death of Leishmania amazonensis amastigotes in peritoneal macrophages from BALB/c.

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    Almeida-Souza, Fernando; de Souza, Celeste da Silva Freitas; Taniwaki, Noemi Nosomi; Silva, João José Mendes; de Oliveira, Renata Mondêgo; Abreu-Silva, Ana Lúcia; Calabrese, Kátia da Silva

    2016-08-31

    Leishmaniasis is a complex disease that is considered a serious public health problem. Due to the absence of an effective vaccine and debilitating chemotherapy better therapies are urgently needed. This situation has stimulated the search for alternative treatments such as the use of herbal medicines. Several studies conducted with Morinda citrifolia Linn. have shown various biological activities such as antitumor, immunomodulation and antileishmanial activity, however its mechanisms of action are still unknown. This study aimed to analyze the activity of M. citrifolia fruit juice against Leishmania amazonensis and its action on peritoneal macrophages from BALB/c infected with L. amazonensis. Activity against the promastigote forms showed IC50 at 275.3 μg/mL. Transmission electron microscopy was used to evaluate the ultrastructural alterations in the promastigotes treated with the juice and the results showed cytoplasmic vacuolization, lipid inclusion and increased activity of exocytosis. The juice treatment presented an IC50 at 208.4 μg/mL against intracellular amastigotes and led to an increased nitrite production in infected and non-infected macrophages. When macrophages were pre-treated with iNOS inhibitors, aminoguanidine or 1400W, the intracellular amastigotes increased, demonstrating the important role of NO production in M. citrifolia fruit activity. In conclusion, our results reveal that treatment with M. citrifolia fruit juice can increase NO production in peritoneal macrophages and this ability has an important role in the killing of L. amazonensis intracellular amastigotes.

  14. HIGH HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE EXTRACTION OF ANTIOXIDANTS FROM MORINDA CITRIFOLIA FRUIT – PROCESS PARAMETERS OPTIMIZATION

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    PRAVEEN KUMAR

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    Full Text Available A modified version of high hydrostatic pressure extraction has been performed for extraction of antioxidants from M. citrifolia fruit at 5, 15, 25 bar and temperature 30° to 70°C for time duration 1, 2, 4 and 6 hours. The antioxidant activity of the extracts was determined by di-phenylpicrylhydrazyl radical scavenging method. The process parameters were optimized for antioxidant activity by central composite design method of response surface methodology using the statistical package, design expert. The results are expressed as 3D surface graphs. The optimum antioxidant activity was achieved at 58°C and 5 hours for 25bar. The optimal result achieved was within the region of response surface methodology. The statistical results were compared with the experimental result at 25bar, 2hour and 30° to 70°C and were found to be in proximate. The antioxidant activities of the extracts were found to increase with increase in pressure. It was also found that the response surface methodology works effectively for shorter range of parameters considered.

  15. Regeneration of Stem Segments of Noni (Morinda citrifolia Linn.)%诺丽茎段的离体再生

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    潘晓晴; 吴田; 蓝增全; 吴腾超; 陶燕蓝

    2014-01-01

    We established two regeneration systems ( Pattern Ⅰ:adventitious roots were induced after adventitious bud;PatternⅡ:adventitious roots were induced before adventitious bud ) with stem segments as explant in MS culture medium with dif-ferent hormones combinations. The best medium for the inducement of callus was 3%MS+1.0 mg/L 6-BA+0.05 mg/L NAA.In the Pattern Ⅰ, the optimal culture medium for the inducement of adventitious bud from the callus was 3%MS+3.0 mg/L 6-BA, and 3%MS+0.2 mg/L NAA was best for the inducement of adventitious roots .In the PatternⅡ, the op-timal culture medium was 3%MS+0.05 mg/L NAA.%以诺丽( Morinda citrifolia Linn.)不含腋芽的茎段薄片为外植体,在添加不同种类和质量浓度的3%MS培养基上离体培养,建立模式Ⅰ为先诱导不定芽后诱导不定根、模式Ⅱ为先诱导不定根后诱导不定芽两种离体再生模式。结果表明:诱导诺丽茎薄片产生愈伤组织的最优培养基为3%MS+1.0 mg/L 6-BA+0.05 mg/L NAA;在模式Ⅰ中,诱导诺丽茎薄片愈伤组织分化出不定芽的最优培养基为3%MS+3.0 mg/L 6-BA,诱导不定芽生根的最优培养基为3%MS+0.2 mg/L NAA;在模式Ⅱ中,诱导诺丽茎薄片的愈伤组织先分化出不定根再分化出不定芽的最优培养基为3%MS+0.05 mg/L NAA。

  16. Effects of Morinda citrifolia aqueous fruit extract and its biomarker scopoletin on reflux esophagitis and gastric ulcer in rats.

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    Mahattanadul, Sirima; Ridtitid, Wibool; Nima, Sawpheeyah; Phdoongsombut, Narubodee; Ratanasuwon, Pranee; Kasiwong, Srirat

    2011-03-24

    The present study was carried out to evaluate the effect of dried mature unripe Morinda citrifolia L. (Rubiaceae) fruit, commonly known as "Noni", in an aqueous extract preparation (AFE) as used in Thai traditional medicine and its biomarker scopoletin on gastro-esophageal inflammatory models that are related to the claimed pharmacological properties of AFE and/or resembled the human esophagitis or gastric ulcer. The powder of dried mature unripe Noni fruit was boiled in water until it became a sticky paste and was then dried into a powder by lyophilization. The pharmacological activity of AFE and pure scopoletin at the same equivalent dose present in AFE was investigated in rat on gastro-esophageal inflammatory models (acid reflux esophagitis, acute gastritis induced by ethanol and serotonin, and chronic gastric ulcer induced by acetic acid); gastric biochemical parameters and gastrointestinal motility. AFE (0.63-2.50 g/kg) significantly prevented the formation of acid reflux esophagitis, reduced the formation of ethanol-induced acute gastric lesions, suppressed the development of gastric lesions in response to serotonin, and accelerated the healing of acetic acid-induced chronic gastric ulcer in rats with equal potency to those obtained by standard antisecretory agents (ranitidine and lansoprazole). AFE also significantly inhibited gastric acid secretion and pepsin activity in pylorus ligated rats. Additionally, AFE strongly increased the gastrointestinal transit of charcoal meal with a higher potency than cisapride. Pure scopoletin, when compared at the same equivalent dose containing in AFE, possessed similar antiulcer and antisecretory properties to that of AFE although it exerted a less prokinetic activity than AFE. The findings indicated that AFE as well as its biomarker: scopoletin may be beneficial as a potential preventive and therapeutic agent for gastro-esophageal inflammatory diseases, mainly through its antisecretory and prokinetic activities

  17. 海南海巴戟根结线虫病及综合防治%IPM of Morinda citrifolia in Hainan province

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    符美英; 陈绵才; 肖彤斌; 王会芳

    2009-01-01

    海巴戟(Morinda citrifolia Linn.)又称诺丽(Noni),是茜草科的常绿小乔木或灌木。主要生长在夏威夷、南太平洋岛屿和东南亚等热带地区。我国海南岛、西沙群岛和台湾岛也有分布,是海南4大南药之一。其抗逆性极强,耐干旱、潮湿,可生长于贫瘠的酸性或碱性土壤上。但是,近年来陆续出现树势衰弱。产量和品质下降问题。

  18. Analysis of Organic Acids, Deacetyl Asperulosidic Acid and Polyphenolic Compounds as a Potential Tool for Characterization of Noni (Morinda citrifolia) Products.

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    Bittová, Miroslava; Hladůkova, Dita; Roblová, Vendula; Krácmar, Stanislav; Kubán, Petr; Kubán, Vlastimil

    2015-11-01

    Organic acids, deacetyl asperulosidic acid (DAA) and polyphenolic compounds in various noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) products (4 juices, 4 dry fruit powders and 2 capsules with dry fruit powder) were analyzed. Reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) coupled with a variable wavelength detector (VWD) and electrospray ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometer (ESI-TOF MS) was applied for simultaneous analysis of organic acids (malic, lactic, citric and succinic acid) and DAA. An RP-HPLC method with diode-array detector (DAD) was developed for the analysis of polyphenolic compound content (rutin, catechin, quercitrin, kaempferol, gallic acid, caffeic acid and p-coumaric acid). The developed methods can contribute to better characterization of available noni products that is required from the consumers. In our study, we discovered significant dissimilarities in the content of DAA, citric acid and several phenolic compounds in some samples.

  19. Protective effect of Morinda citrifolia fruits on beta-amyloid (25-35) induced cognitive dysfunction in mice: an experimental and biochemical study.

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    Muralidharan, P; Kumar, V Ravi; Balamurugan, G

    2010-02-01

    The neuroprotective effect of an ethyl acetate extract of Morinda citrifolia (Rubiaceae) Linn. fruits (EMC, ethyl acetate extract of Morinda citrifolia) at doses of 200 and 400 mg/kg, p.o. was studied on beta-amyloid (25-35) peptide induced cognitive dysfunction in mice. In the step-down inhibitory avoidance, EMC exhibited a significant increase in short-term memory and long-term memory (p < 0.05). A significant decrease (p < 0.01) in escape latency was noticed in the animals in the water maze. A significant increase (p < 0.01) in alteration of behavior was exhibited upon administration of EMC 200 and 400 mg/kg on the Y maze. Exploratory parameters such as line crossings, head dipping and rearing were increased significantly in EMC treated groups in a dose-dependent manner (p < 0.05 and p < 0.01). A significant reduction (p < 0.05) in acetyl cholinesterase activity was noticed in the EMC 200 and 400 mg/kg treated groups. The level of monoamine oxidase-A was decreased by the administration of EMC 200 and 400 mg/kg (p < 0.05 and p < 0.01, respectively). EMC at a dose of 400 mg/kg exhibited a significant increase (p < 0.01) in the levels of serotonin and dopamine. Antioxidant enzymes such as superoxide dismutase, glutathione reductase, glutathione peroxidase and ascorbic acid were decreased significantly in the b-amyloid peptide injected group, whose levels were restored significantly (p < 0.01) by the administration of EMC (400 mg/kg).

  20. Comparison of antimicrobial efficacy of propolis, Morinda citrifolia, Azadirachta indica (Neem) and 5% sodium hypochlorite on Candida albicans biofilm formed on tooth substrate: An in-vitro study

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    Tyagi, Shashi Prabha; Sinha, Dakshita Joy; Garg, Paridhi; Singh, Udai Pratap; Mishra, Chandrakar Chaman; Nagpal, Rajni

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    Introduction: Endodontic infections are polymicrobial in nature. Candida albicans is the most common fungus isolated from failed endodontic cases. The constant increase in antibiotic resistant strains and side-effects caused by synthetic drugs has prompted researchers to look for herbal alternatives such as propolis, Morinda citrifolia and Azadirachta indica (Neem) etc., since, the gold standard for irrigation, i.e., sodium hypochlorite has many disadvantages. Materials and Methods: Extracted human mandibular premolars were biomechanically prepared, vertically sectioned, placed in tissue culture wells exposing the root canal surface to C. albicans grown on Sabouraud Dextrose Agar to form a biofilm. At the end of 2 days, all groups were treated with test solutions and control for 10 min and evaluated for Candida growth and number of colony forming units. The readings were subjected to statistical analysis using analysis of variance and post hoc Tukey tests. Results: Sodium hypochlorite and propolis groups exhibited highest antimicrobial efficacy against C. albicans with no statistically significant difference. It was followed by the A. indica (Neem) group. M. citrifolia had limited antifungal action followed by the negative control group of saline. Conclusion: According to the results of this study, propolis can be used as an effective antifungal agent similar to that of sodium hypochlorite, although long-term in vivo studies are warranted. PMID:24347888

  1. Comparison of antimicrobial efficacy of propolis, Morinda citrifolia, Azadirachta indica (Neem and 5% sodium hypochlorite on Candida albicans biofilm formed on tooth substrate: An in-vitro study

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    Shashi Prabha Tyagi

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Endodontic infections are polymicrobial in nature. Candida albicans is the most common fungus isolated from failed endodontic cases. The constant increase in antibiotic resistant strains and side-effects caused by synthetic drugs has prompted researchers to look for herbal alternatives such as propolis, Morinda citrifolia and Azadirachta indica (Neem etc., since, the gold standard for irrigation, i.e., sodium hypochlorite has many disadvantages. Materials and Methods: Extracted human mandibular premolars were biomechanically prepared, vertically sectioned, placed in tissue culture wells exposing the root canal surface to C. albicans grown on Sabouraud Dextrose Agar to form a biofilm. At the end of 2 days, all groups were treated with test solutions and control for 10 min and evaluated for Candida growth and number of colony forming units. The readings were subjected to statistical analysis using analysis of variance and post hoc Tukey tests. Results: Sodium hypochlorite and propolis groups exhibited highest antimicrobial efficacy against C. albicans with no statistically significant difference. It was followed by the A. indica (Neem group. M. citrifolia had limited antifungal action followed by the negative control group of saline. Conclusion: According to the results of this study, propolis can be used as an effective antifungal agent similar to that of sodium hypochlorite, although long-term in vivo studies are warranted.

  2. Morinda citrifolia Linn. Reduces Parasite Load and Modulates Cytokines and Extracellular Matrix Proteins in C57BL/6 Mice Infected with Leishmania (Leishmania) amazonensis.

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    Almeida-Souza, Fernando; Cardoso, Flávia de Oliveira; Souza, Bruno Vinicius da Conceição; do Valle, Tânia Zaverucha; de Sá, Joicy Cortez; Oliveira, Iara Dos Santos da Silva; de Souza, Celeste da Silva Freitas; Moragas Tellis, Carla Junqueira; Chagas, Maria do Socorro Dos Santos; Behrens, Maria Dutra; Abreu-Silva, Ana Lúcia; Calabrese, Kátia da Silva

    2016-08-01

    The absence of an effective vaccine and the debilitating chemotherapy for Leishmaniasis demonstrate the need for developing alternative treatments. Several studies conducted with Morinda citrifolia have shown various biological activities, including antileishmanial activity, however its mechanisms of action are unknown. This study aimed to analyze the in vivo activity of M. citrifolia fruit juice (Noni) against Leishmania (Leishmania) amazonensis in C57BL/6 mice. M. citrifolia fruit juice from the Brazilian Amazon has shown the same constitution of other juices produced around the world and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis identified five compounds: deacetylasperulosidic acid, asperulosidic acid, rutin, nonioside B and nonioside C. Daily intragastric treatment with Noni was carried out after 55 days of L. (L.) amazonensis infection in C57BL/6 mice. Parasitic loads, cytokine and extracellular protein matrix expressions of the lesion site were analyzed by qPCR. Histopathology of the lesion site, lymph nodes and liver were performed to evaluate the inflammatory processes. Cytokines and biochemical parameters of toxicity from sera were also evaluated. The Noni treatment at 500 mg.kg-1.day-1 for 60 days decreased the lesion size and parasitic load in the footpad infected with L. (L.) amazonensis. The site of infection also showed decreased inflammatory infiltrates and decreased cytokine expressions for IL-12, TNF-α, TGF-β and IL-10. On the other hand, Noni treatment enhanced the extracellular matrix protein expressions of collagen IV, fibronectin and laminin in the infected footpad as well collagen I and II, fibronectin and laminin in the mock-infected footpads. No toxicity was observed at the end of treatment. These data show the efficacy of Noni treatment.

  3. Morinda citrifolia Linn. Reduces Parasite Load and Modulates Cytokines and Extracellular Matrix Proteins in C57BL/6 Mice Infected with Leishmania (Leishmania) amazonensis

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    Almeida-Souza, Fernando; Cardoso, Flávia de Oliveira; Souza, Bruno Vinicius da Conceição; do Valle, Tânia Zaverucha; de Sá, Joicy Cortez; Oliveira, Iara dos Santos da Silva; de Souza, Celeste da Silva Freitas; Moragas Tellis, Carla Junqueira; Chagas, Maria do Socorro dos Santos; Behrens, Maria Dutra

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    The absence of an effective vaccine and the debilitating chemotherapy for Leishmaniasis demonstrate the need for developing alternative treatments. Several studies conducted with Morinda citrifolia have shown various biological activities, including antileishmanial activity, however its mechanisms of action are unknown. This study aimed to analyze the in vivo activity of M. citrifolia fruit juice (Noni) against Leishmania (Leishmania) amazonensis in C57BL/6 mice. M. citrifolia fruit juice from the Brazilian Amazon has shown the same constitution of other juices produced around the world and liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry analysis identified five compounds: deacetylasperulosidic acid, asperulosidic acid, rutin, nonioside B and nonioside C. Daily intragastric treatment with Noni was carried out after 55 days of L. (L.) amazonensis infection in C57BL/6 mice. Parasitic loads, cytokine and extracellular protein matrix expressions of the lesion site were analyzed by qPCR. Histopathology of the lesion site, lymph nodes and liver were performed to evaluate the inflammatory processes. Cytokines and biochemical parameters of toxicity from sera were also evaluated. The Noni treatment at 500 mg.kg-1.day-1 for 60 days decreased the lesion size and parasitic load in the footpad infected with L. (L.) amazonensis. The site of infection also showed decreased inflammatory infiltrates and decreased cytokine expressions for IL-12, TNF-α, TGF-β and IL-10. On the other hand, Noni treatment enhanced the extracellular matrix protein expressions of collagen IV, fibronectin and laminin in the infected footpad as well collagen I and II, fibronectin and laminin in the mock-infected footpads. No toxicity was observed at the end of treatment. These data show the efficacy of Noni treatment. PMID:27579922

  4. Metastasized lung cancer suppression by Morinda citrifolia (Noni) leaf compared to Erlotinib via anti-inflammatory, endogenous antioxidant responses and apoptotic gene activation.

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    Lim, Swee-Ling; Mustapha, Noordin M; Goh, Yong-Meng; Bakar, Nurul Ain Abu; Mohamed, Suhaila

    2016-05-01

    Metastasized lung and liver cancers cause over 2 million deaths annually, and are amongst the top killer cancers worldwide. Morinda citrifolia (Noni) leaves are traditionally consumed as vegetables in the tropics. The macro and micro effects of M. citrifolia (Noni) leaves on metastasized lung cancer development in vitro and in vivo were compared with the FDA-approved anti-cancer drug Erlotinib. The extract inhibited the proliferation and induced apoptosis in A549 cells (IC50 = 23.47 μg/mL) and mouse Lewis (LL2) lung carcinoma cells (IC50 = 5.50 μg/mL) in vitro, arrested cancer cell cycle at G0/G1 phases and significantly increased caspase-3/-8 without changing caspase-9 levels. The extract showed no toxicity on normal MRC5 lung cells. Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) A549-induced BALB/c mice were fed with 150 and 300 mg/kg M. citrifolia leaf extract and compared with Erlotinib (50 mg/kg body weight) for 21 days. It significantly increased the pro-apoptotic TRP53 genes, downregulated the pro-tumourigenesis genes (BIRC5, JAK2/STAT3/STAT5A) in the mice tumours, significantly increased the anti-inflammatory IL4, IL10 and NR3C1 expression in the metastasized lung and hepatic cancer tissues and enhanced the NFE2L2-dependent antioxidant responses against oxidative injuries. The extract elevated serum neutrophils and reduced the red blood cells, haemoglobin, corpuscular volume and cell haemoglobin concentration in the lung cancer-induced mammal. It suppressed inflammation and oedema, and upregulated the endogenous antioxidant responses and apoptotic genes to suppress the cancer. The 300 mg/kg extract was more effective than the 50 mg/kg Erlotinib for most of the parameters measured.

  5. 基于ISSR技术研究诺丽种质资源的亲缘关系%Genetic Relationship ofMorinda citrifolia Germplasms by ISSR

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    吴田; 蓝增全

    2014-01-01

    In order to understand the genetic relationship ofMorinda citrifolia(noni), the DNA fingerprints of 13 noni germplasm resources of were studied by ISSR markers. The results showed that ten ISSR primers could amplify 183 bands, of which 159 bands were polymorphic, accounting for 86.9%. The genetic similarity coefifcients of 13 noni germplasm resources ranged from 0.464 to 0.784. Cluster analysis showed that 13 noni germplasm resources could be divided into two clads, in which Small fruit as a single group had distant relation with other germplasm resources. Although all noni germplasm resources could not completely separated according external morphological characteristics, the most with the same characteristics could be clustered into the same group or sub-group.%为探讨我国诺丽(Morinda citrifolia)种质资源的亲缘关系,采用ISSR技术对诺丽种质资源的遗传关系进行分析。结果表明,10条ISSR引物对13份诺丽种质资源共扩增出183条带,其中多态性条带有159条,占86.9%。13份诺丽种质的遗传相似系数为0.464~0.784。聚类分析将13份诺丽种质资源聚为两类,其中诺丽小黑种单独聚为一类,与其他12份诺丽种质资源的亲缘关系较远。虽然按照外部形态特征不能将所有诺丽种质完全区分,但具有相同特征的多数种质还是聚在同一类或亚类中。

  6. Effect of noni (Morinda citrifolia Linn.) fruit and its bioactive principles scopoletin and rutin on rat vas deferens contractility: an ex vivo study.

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    Pandy, Vijayapandi; Narasingam, Megala; Kunasegaran, Thubasni; Murugan, Dharmani Devi; Mohamed, Zahurin

    2014-01-01

    This study examined the effect of methanolic extract of Morinda citrifolia Linn. (MMC) and its bioactive principles, scopoletin and rutin, on dopamine- and noradrenaline-evoked contractility in isolated rat vas deferens preparations. MMC (1-40 mg/mL), scopoletin (1-200 μg/mL), and rutin hydrate (0.6-312.6 μg/mL) dose-dependently inhibited the contractility evoked by submaximal concentrations of both dopamine and noradrenaline, respectively. Haloperidol and prazosin, reference dopamine D2, and α 1-adrenoceptors antagonists significantly reversed the dopamine- and noradrenaline-induced contractions, respectively, in a dose-dependent manner. Interestingly, MMC per se at higher doses (60-100 mg/mL) showed dose-dependent contractile response in rat vas deferens which was partially inhibited by high doses of haloperidol but not by prazosin. These results demonstrated the biphasic effects of MMC on dopaminergic system; that is, antidopaminergic effect at lower concentrations (60 mg/mL). However, similar contractile response at high doses of scopoletin (0.5-5 mg/mL) and rutin hydrate (0.5-5 mg/mL) per se was not observed. Therefore, it can be concluded that the bioactive principles of MMC, scopoletin, and rutin might be responsible for the antidopaminergic and antiadrenergic activities of MMC.

  7. Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) fruit extract attenuates the rewarding effect of heroin in conditioned place preference but not withdrawal in rodents.

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    Narasingam, Megala; Pandy, Vijayapandi; Mohamed, Zahurin

    2016-05-20

    The present study was designed to investigate the effect of a methanolic extract of Morinda citrifolia Linn. fruit (MMC) on the rewarding effect of heroin in the rat conditioned place preference (CPP) paradigm and naloxone-precipitated withdrawal in mice. In the first experiment, following a baseline preference test (preconditioning score), the rats were subjected to conditioning trials with five counterbalanced escalating doses of heroin versus saline followed by a preference test conducted under drug-free conditions (post-conditioning score) using the CPP test. Meanwhile, in the second experiment, withdrawal jumping was precipitated by naloxone administration after heroin dependence was induced by escalating doses for 6 days (3×/ day). The CPP test results revealed that acute administration of MMC (1, 3, and 5 g/kg body weight (bw), p.o.), 1 h prior to the CPP test on the 12th day significantly reversed the heroin-seeking behavior in a dose-dependent manner, which was similar to the results observed with a reference drug, methadone (3 mg/kg bw, p.o.). On the other hand, MMC (0.5, 1, and 3 g/kg bw, p.o.) did not attenuate the heroin withdrawal jumps precipitated by naloxone. These findings suggest that the mechanism by which MMC inhibits the rewarding effect of heroin is distinct from naloxone-precipitated heroin withdrawal.

  8. Effect of Noni (Morinda citrifolia Linn. Fruit and Its Bioactive Principles Scopoletin and Rutin on Rat Vas Deferens Contractility: An Ex Vivo Study

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    Vijayapandi Pandy

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This study examined the effect of methanolic extract of Morinda citrifolia Linn. (MMC and its bioactive principles, scopoletin and rutin, on dopamine- and noradrenaline-evoked contractility in isolated rat vas deferens preparations. MMC (1–40 mg/mL, scopoletin (1–200 μg/mL, and rutin hydrate (0.6–312.6 μg/mL dose-dependently inhibited the contractility evoked by submaximal concentrations of both dopamine and noradrenaline, respectively. Haloperidol and prazosin, reference dopamine D2, and α1-adrenoceptors antagonists significantly reversed the dopamine- and noradrenaline-induced contractions, respectively, in a dose-dependent manner. Interestingly, MMC per se at higher doses (60–100 mg/mL showed dose-dependent contractile response in rat vas deferens which was partially inhibited by high doses of haloperidol but not by prazosin. These results demonstrated the biphasic effects of MMC on dopaminergic system; that is, antidopaminergic effect at lower concentrations (60 mg/mL. However, similar contractile response at high doses of scopoletin (0.5–5 mg/mL and rutin hydrate (0.5–5 mg/mL per se was not observed. Therefore, it can be concluded that the bioactive principles of MMC, scopoletin, and rutin might be responsible for the antidopaminergic and antiadrenergic activities of MMC.

  9. The use of morinda citrifolia as a green corrosion inhibitor for low carbon steel in 3.5% NaCl solution

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    Kusumastuti, Rahayu; Pramana, Rakhmad Indra; Soedarsono, Johny W.

    2017-03-01

    The effect and mechanism of green corrosion inhibitor of Morinda Citrifolia (Noni) toward low carbon steel material has been researched. The general background is to develop the cheap and eco-friendly corrosion inhibitor based on components taken from tropical plants that grow +in Indonesia. This research aims to determine the effectiveness of the use of the extracts of noni as green corrosion inhibitor of carbon steel material in aggressive environment. The medium applied for this experiment is 3.5% natrium chloride solution. The variation of the concentration and immersion time duration has been applied as the experimental parameters. All the work was done at room temperature. The corrosion rate was measured by electrochemical polarization method with CMS 600-Gamry instruments and weight loss. The adsorption of inhibitor into the metal surface, which induced bonding formation after immersion was observed by using FTIR method. Inhibition mechanism was observed by polarization curves and fitted by the Langmuir adsorption models. The experimental results show that the higher concentration of inhibitor increasing the inhibition effect. The optimum inhibition is obtained at 3 ppm noni fruit extract, after immersion for about 288 hours. The corrosion rates obtained was 1.385 mpy, with the inhibitor efficiency of 76.92%. The monolayer film is formed coating the surface material as a result of mixed type corrosion inhibitor behavior of Noni. It can be concluded that this green inhibitor is effective to be used for low carbon steel material.

  10. An Investigation into the Antiobesity Effects of Morinda citrifolia L. Leaf Extract in High Fat Diet Induced Obese Rats Using a 1H NMR Metabolomics Approach

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    Najla Gooda Sahib Jambocus

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The prevalence of obesity is increasing worldwide, with high fat diet (HFD as one of the main contributing factors. Obesity increases the predisposition to other diseases such as diabetes through various metabolic pathways. Limited availability of antiobesity drugs and the popularity of complementary medicine have encouraged research in finding phytochemical strategies to this multifaceted disease. HFD induced obese Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with an extract of Morinda citrifolia L. leaves (MLE 60. After 9 weeks of treatment, positive effects were observed on adiposity, fecal fat content, plasma lipids, and insulin and leptin levels. The inducement of obesity and treatment with MLE 60 on metabolic alterations were then further elucidated using a 1H NMR based metabolomics approach. Discriminating metabolites involved were products of various metabolic pathways, including glucose metabolism and TCA cycle (lactate, 2-oxoglutarate, citrate, succinate, pyruvate, and acetate, amino acid metabolism (alanine, 2-hydroxybutyrate, choline metabolism (betaine, creatinine metabolism (creatinine, and gut microbiome metabolism (hippurate, phenylacetylglycine, dimethylamine, and trigonelline. Treatment with MLE 60 resulted in significant improvement in the metabolic perturbations caused obesity as demonstrated by the proximity of the treated group to the normal group in the OPLS-DA score plot and the change in trajectory movement of the diseased group towards the healthy group upon treatment.

  11. Morinda citrifolia (Noni as an Anti-Inflammatory Treatment in Women with Primary Dysmenorrhoea: A Randomised Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial

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    H. M. Fletcher

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Noni (Morinda citrifolia has been used for many years as an anti-inflammatory agent. We tested the efficacy of Noni in women with dysmenorrhea. Method. We did a prospective randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial in 100 university students of 18 years and older over three menstrual cycles. Patients were invited to participate and randomly assigned to receive 400 mg Noni capsules or placebo. They were assessed for baseline demographic variables such as age, parity, and BMI. They were also assessed before and after treatment, for pain, menstrual blood loss, and laboratory variables: ESR, hemoglobin, and packed cell volume. Results. Of the 1027 women screened, 100 eligible women were randomized. Of the women completing the study, 42 women were randomized to Noni and 38 to placebo. There were no significant differences in any of the variables at randomization. There were also no significant differences in mean bleeding score or pain score at randomization. Both bleeding and pain scores gradually improved in both groups as the women were observed over three menstrual cycles; however, the improvement was not significantly different in the Noni group when compared to the controls. Conclusion. Noni did not show a reduction in menstrual pain or bleeding when compared to placebo.

  12. Antitumour potential of a polysaccharide-rich substance from the fruit juice of Morinda citrifolia (Noni) on sarcoma 180 ascites tumour in mice.

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    Furusawa, Eiichi; Hirazumi, Anne; Story, Stephen; Jensen, Jarakae

    2003-12-01

    An immunomodulatory polysaccharide-rich substance (Noni-ppt) from the fruit juice of Morinda citrifolia has been found to possess both prophylactic and therapeutic potentials against the immunomodulator sensitive Sarcoma 180 tumour system. The antitumour activity of Noni-ppt produced a cure rate of 25%-45% in allogeneic mice and its activity was completely abolished by the concomitant administration of specific inhibitors of macrophages (2-chloroadenosine), T cells (cyclosporine) or natural killer (NK) cells (anti-asialo GM1 antibody). Noni-ppt showed synergistic or additive beneficial effects when combined with a broad spectrum of chemotherapeutic drugs, including cisplatin, adriamycin, mitomycin-C, bleomycin, etoposide, 5- fl uorouracil, vincristine or camptothecin. It was not beneficial when combined with paclitaxel, cytosine arabinoside, or immunosuppressive anticancer drugs such as cyclophosphamide, methotrexate or 6-thioguanine. Noni-ppt also demonstrated beneficial effects when combined with the Th1 cytokine, interferon gamma, but its activity was abolished when combined with Th2 cytokines, interleukin-4 or interleukin-10, thereby suggesting that Noni-ppt induces a Th1 dominant immune status in vivo. The combination of Noni-ppt with imexon, a synthetic immunomodulator, also demonstrated beneficial effects, but not when combined with the MVE-2 copolymer, a high molecular weight immunomodulator. It was also not effective when combined with interleukin-2 or interleukin-12. Copyright 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  13. Cell cycle arrest and mechanism of apoptosis induction in H400 oral cancer cells in response to Damnacanthal and Nordamnacanthal isolated from Morinda citrifolia.

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    Shaghayegh, Gohar; Alabsi, Aied M; Ali-Saeed, Rola; Ali, Abdul Manaf; Vincent-Chong, Vui King; Zain, Rosnah Binti

    2016-10-01

    Oral cancer is the eleventh most prevalent cancer worldwide. The most prevalent oral cancer is oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Damnacanthal (DAM) and nordamnacanthal (NDAM), the anthraquinone compounds, are isolated from the root of Morinda citrifolia L. (Noni), which has been used for the treatment of several chronic diseases including cancer. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the cytotoxicity, cell death mode, cell cycle, and the molecular mechanism of apoptosis induced by DAM and NDAM on OSCC. The cytotoxic effects of these compounds against OSCC cell lines were determined by MTT assay. The cell death mode was analysed by DNA laddering and FITC-annexin V/PI flow cytometric assays. In addition, the mechanism of apoptosis induced by DAM and NDAM was detected using mitochondrial membrane potential, Cytochrome c, and caspases assays. Finally, the effect of DAM and NDAM on cell cycle phase distribution of OSCC cells was detected by flow cytometry. In the present study, DAM and NDAM showed cytotoxicity towards OSCC cell lines and the maximum growth inhibition for both compounds was observed in H400 cells with IC50 value of 1.9 and 6.8 μg/ml, respectively, after 72 h treatment. The results also demonstrated the inhibition of H400 OSCC cells proliferation, internucleosomal cleavage of DNA, activation of intrinsic apoptosis pathway, and cell cycle arrest caused by DAM and NDAM. Therefore, these findings suggest that DAM and NDAM can be potentially used as antitumor agents for oral cancer therapy.

  14. An Investigation into the Antiobesity Effects of Morinda citrifolia L. Leaf Extract in High Fat Diet Induced Obese Rats Using a (1)H NMR Metabolomics Approach.

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    Gooda Sahib Jambocus, Najla; Saari, Nazamid; Ismail, Amin; Khatib, Alfi; Mahomoodally, Mohamad Fawzi; Abdul Hamid, Azizah

    2016-01-01

    The prevalence of obesity is increasing worldwide, with high fat diet (HFD) as one of the main contributing factors. Obesity increases the predisposition to other diseases such as diabetes through various metabolic pathways. Limited availability of antiobesity drugs and the popularity of complementary medicine have encouraged research in finding phytochemical strategies to this multifaceted disease. HFD induced obese Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with an extract of Morinda citrifolia L. leaves (MLE 60). After 9 weeks of treatment, positive effects were observed on adiposity, fecal fat content, plasma lipids, and insulin and leptin levels. The inducement of obesity and treatment with MLE 60 on metabolic alterations were then further elucidated using a (1)H NMR based metabolomics approach. Discriminating metabolites involved were products of various metabolic pathways, including glucose metabolism and TCA cycle (lactate, 2-oxoglutarate, citrate, succinate, pyruvate, and acetate), amino acid metabolism (alanine, 2-hydroxybutyrate), choline metabolism (betaine), creatinine metabolism (creatinine), and gut microbiome metabolism (hippurate, phenylacetylglycine, dimethylamine, and trigonelline). Treatment with MLE 60 resulted in significant improvement in the metabolic perturbations caused obesity as demonstrated by the proximity of the treated group to the normal group in the OPLS-DA score plot and the change in trajectory movement of the diseased group towards the healthy group upon treatment.

  15. Morinda citrifolia (Noni Juice Augments Mammary Gland Differentiation and Reduces Mammary Tumor Growth in Mice Expressing the Unactivated c-erbB2 Transgene

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    William P. Clafshenkel

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Morinda citrifolia (noni is reported to have many beneficial properties, including on immune, inflammatory, quality of life, and cancer endpoints, but little is known about its ability to prevent or treat breast cancer. To test its anticancer potential, the effects of Tahitian Noni Juice (TNJ on mammary carcinogenesis were examined in MMTV-neu transgenic mice. Mammary tumor latency, incidence, multiplicity, and metastatic incidence were unaffected by TNJ treatment, which suggests that it would not increase or decrease breast cancer risk in women taking TNJ for its other benefits. However, noni may be useful to enhance treatment responses in women with existing HER2/neu breast cancer since TNJ resulted in significant reductions in tumor weight and volume and in longer tumor doubling times in mice. Remarkably, its ability to inhibit the growth of this aggressive form of cancer occurred with the mouse equivalent of a recommended dose for humans (<3 oz/day. A 30-day treatment with TNJ also induced significant changes in mammary secondary ductule branching and lobuloalveolar development, serum progesterone levels, and estrous cycling. Additional studies investigating TNJ-induced tumor growth suppression and modified reproductive responses are needed to characterize its potential as a CAM therapy for women with and without HER2+ breast cancer.

  16. Morinda citrifolia (Noni) as an Anti-Inflammatory Treatment in Women with Primary Dysmenorrhoea: A Randomised Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial.

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    Fletcher, H M; Dawkins, J; Rattray, C; Wharfe, G; Reid, M; Gordon-Strachan, G

    2013-01-01

    Introduction. Noni (Morinda citrifolia) has been used for many years as an anti-inflammatory agent. We tested the efficacy of Noni in women with dysmenorrhea. Method. We did a prospective randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial in 100 university students of 18 years and older over three menstrual cycles. Patients were invited to participate and randomly assigned to receive 400 mg Noni capsules or placebo. They were assessed for baseline demographic variables such as age, parity, and BMI. They were also assessed before and after treatment, for pain, menstrual blood loss, and laboratory variables: ESR, hemoglobin, and packed cell volume. Results. Of the 1027 women screened, 100 eligible women were randomized. Of the women completing the study, 42 women were randomized to Noni and 38 to placebo. There were no significant differences in any of the variables at randomization. There were also no significant differences in mean bleeding score or pain score at randomization. Both bleeding and pain scores gradually improved in both groups as the women were observed over three menstrual cycles; however, the improvement was not significantly different in the Noni group when compared to the controls. Conclusion. Noni did not show a reduction in menstrual pain or bleeding when compared to placebo.

  17. Morinda citrifolia (Noni) Fruit Juice Reduces Inflammatory Cytokines Expression and Contributes to the Maintenance of Intestinal Mucosal Integrity in DSS Experimental Colitis

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    Coutinho de Sousa, Beatriz; da Costa, Thiago Alvares; Lazo-Chica, Javier Emilio; Degasperi, Thatiane do Prado; Rodrigues Junior, Virmondes; Uber Bucek, Elizabeth

    2017-01-01

    Morinda citrifolia L. (noni) has been shown to treat different disorders. However, data concerning its role in the treatment of intestinal inflammation still require clarification. In the current study, we investigated the effects of noni fruit juice (NFJ) in the treatment of C57BL/6 mice, which were continuously exposed to dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) for 9 consecutive days. NFJ consumption had no impact on the reduction of the clinical signs of the disease or on weight loss. Nonetheless, when a dilution of 1 : 10 was used, the intestinal architecture of the mice was preserved, accompanied by a reduction in the inflammatory infiltrate. Regardless of the concentration of NFJ, a decrease in both the activity of myeloperoxidase and the key inflammatory cytokines, TNF-α and IFN-γ, was also observed in the intestine. Furthermore, when NFJ was diluted 1 : 10 and 1 : 100, a reduction in the production of nitric oxide and IL-17 was detected in gut homogenates. Overall, the treatment with NFJ was effective in different aspects associated with disease progression and worsening. These results may point to noni fruit as an important source of anti-inflammatory molecules with a great potential to inhibit the progression of inflammatory diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease. PMID:28194046

  18. Morinda citrifolia (Noni Fruit Juice Reduces Inflammatory Cytokines Expression and Contributes to the Maintenance of Intestinal Mucosal Integrity in DSS Experimental Colitis

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    Beatriz Coutinho de Sousa

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Morinda citrifolia L. (noni has been shown to treat different disorders. However, data concerning its role in the treatment of intestinal inflammation still require clarification. In the current study, we investigated the effects of noni fruit juice (NFJ in the treatment of C57BL/6 mice, which were continuously exposed to dextran sulfate sodium (DSS for 9 consecutive days. NFJ consumption had no impact on the reduction of the clinical signs of the disease or on weight loss. Nonetheless, when a dilution of 1 : 10 was used, the intestinal architecture of the mice was preserved, accompanied by a reduction in the inflammatory infiltrate. Regardless of the concentration of NFJ, a decrease in both the activity of myeloperoxidase and the key inflammatory cytokines, TNF-α and IFN-γ, was also observed in the intestine. Furthermore, when NFJ was diluted 1 : 10 and 1 : 100, a reduction in the production of nitric oxide and IL-17 was detected in gut homogenates. Overall, the treatment with NFJ was effective in different aspects associated with disease progression and worsening. These results may point to noni fruit as an important source of anti-inflammatory molecules with a great potential to inhibit the progression of inflammatory diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease.

  19. An Investigation into the Antiobesity Effects of Morinda citrifolia L. Leaf Extract in High Fat Diet Induced Obese Rats Using a 1H NMR Metabolomics Approach

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    Gooda Sahib Jambocus, Najla; Saari, Nazamid; Ismail, Amin; Mahomoodally, Mohamad Fawzi; Abdul Hamid, Azizah

    2016-01-01

    The prevalence of obesity is increasing worldwide, with high fat diet (HFD) as one of the main contributing factors. Obesity increases the predisposition to other diseases such as diabetes through various metabolic pathways. Limited availability of antiobesity drugs and the popularity of complementary medicine have encouraged research in finding phytochemical strategies to this multifaceted disease. HFD induced obese Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with an extract of Morinda citrifolia L. leaves (MLE 60). After 9 weeks of treatment, positive effects were observed on adiposity, fecal fat content, plasma lipids, and insulin and leptin levels. The inducement of obesity and treatment with MLE 60 on metabolic alterations were then further elucidated using a 1H NMR based metabolomics approach. Discriminating metabolites involved were products of various metabolic pathways, including glucose metabolism and TCA cycle (lactate, 2-oxoglutarate, citrate, succinate, pyruvate, and acetate), amino acid metabolism (alanine, 2-hydroxybutyrate), choline metabolism (betaine), creatinine metabolism (creatinine), and gut microbiome metabolism (hippurate, phenylacetylglycine, dimethylamine, and trigonelline). Treatment with MLE 60 resulted in significant improvement in the metabolic perturbations caused obesity as demonstrated by the proximity of the treated group to the normal group in the OPLS-DA score plot and the change in trajectory movement of the diseased group towards the healthy group upon treatment. PMID:26798649

  20. 海巴戟DNA提取方法及SRAP分子标记聚类分析%DNA Extraction and SRAP Clustering Analysis of Morinda citrifolia

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    赖茂良; 孙仁毅; 程江波; 聂风琴; 邢诒旺; 林道哲; 符文英

    2014-01-01

    应用SRAP分子标记技术开展海巴戟(Morinda citrifolia Linn,又名Noni)种质资源遗传多样性研究.结果表明,采用改良DNA提取方法能获得质量好,纯度高的海巴戟DNA.应用12对引物对78份海巴戟种质的SRAP分子标记扩增,共获得11 154条带,其中多态性条带有3 792条,多态性为33.99%,种质间具有很好的多态性.聚类分析结果表明,遗传距离为0.66时,78份海巴戟种质可归为2类,即海南本地种和西沙群岛种聚为一类,其余种质则聚为另一类;以0.86为阈值,78份海巴戟种质材料可聚为6类,从上至下依次是:万维2号种、新加坡种、大溪地种、万维1号种、海南本地种、西沙群岛种.其中,大溪地种和万维1号种的相似度较高,可以推断这2个种质亲缘关系较近,新加坡种与万维2号种的亲缘关系次之.

  1. Regulation of glucose metabolism via hepatic forkhead transcription factor 1 (FoxO1) by Morinda citrifolia (noni) in high-fat diet-induced obese mice.

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    Nerurkar, Pratibha V; Nishioka, Adrienne; Eck, Philip O; Johns, Lisa M; Volper, Esther; Nerurkar, Vivek R

    2012-07-01

    Renewed interest in alternative medicine among diabetic individuals prompted us to investigate anti-diabetic effects of Morinda citrifolia (noni) in high-fat diet (HFD)-fed mice. Type 2 diabetes is associated with increased glucose production due to the inability of insulin to suppress hepatic gluconeogenesis and promote glycolysis. Insulin inhibits gluconeogenesis by modulating transcription factors such as forkhead box O (FoxO1). Based on microarray analysis data, we tested the hypothesis that fermented noni fruit juice (fNJ) improves glucose metabolism via FoxO1 phosphorylation. C57BL/6 male mice were fed a HFD and fNJ for 12 weeks. Body weights and food intake were monitored daily. FoxO1 expression was analysed by real-time PCR and Western blotting. Specificity of fNJ-associated FoxO1 regulation of gluconeogenesis was confirmed by small interfering RNA (siRNA) studies using human hepatoma cells, HepG2. Supplementation with fNJ inhibited weight gain and improved glucose and insulin tolerance and fasting glucose in HFD-fed mice. Hypoglycaemic properties of fNJ were associated with the inhibition of hepatic FoxO1 mRNA expression, with a concomitant increase in FoxO1 phosphorylation and nuclear expulsion of the proteins. Gluconeogenic genes, phosphoenolpyruvate C kinase (PEPCK) and glucose-6-phosphatase (G6P), were significantly inhibited in mice fed a HFD+fNJ. HepG2 cells demonstrated more than 80 % inhibition of PEPCK and G6P mRNA expression in cells treated with FoxO1 siRNA and fNJ. These data suggest that fNJ improves glucose metabolism via FoxO1 regulation in HFD-fed mice.

  2. Polysaccharide-Rich Fraction of Noni Fruit (Morinda citrifolia L.) as Doxorubicin Co-Chemotherapy: Evaluation of Catalase, Macrophages, and TCD8+ Lymphocytes.

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    Sasmito, Ediati; Hertiani, Triana; Novlita Renggani, Tiya; Jaya Laksana, Brata

    2015-01-01

    Noni fruit (Morinda citrifolia L.) has been acknowledged for its cytotoxic and immunostimulatory activity. Our previous results on the immunomodulatory effect of a noni juice polysaccharide-rich fraction encouraged this research to evaluate the potency of the polysaccharide-rich fraction as co-chemotherapy with doxorubicin (DOX) administration. Macrophage activity (MA) was evaluated with the latex bead method. The phagocytic index (PI) was measured as the number of latex beads ingested by 100 macrophages, while the phagocytosis ratio (PR) was indicated by the percentage of macrophages that ingested three or more latex beads. The CEC was evaluated by using a commercial assay kit, while CD8+ T lymphocyte proliferation was evaluated using a flowcytometry method following in vivo administration. Thirty male Wistar rats were divided into five groups (n = 6 each). The control group received DOX via i.p. at a concentration of 4.67 mg/kg BW on days 1 and 4; four treatment groups received PF p.o. at a concentration of 25; 50; 100; 200 mg/kg BW daily, respectively, and additionally DOX i.p. 4.67 mg/kg BW (days 1 and 4) for 7 days. The phagocytic activity was not affected significantly by PF administration compared to the Dox control, but PF administration at a dose of 25 and 50 mg/kg BW has been proven to increase TCD8+ cell proliferation in combination with DOX. The catalase concentration, on the other hand, significantly decreased following PF administration at a dose of 100 mg/kg BW. The results suggest that the polysaccharide-rich fraction of noni juice might induce immunomodulatory effects via TCD8+ activation, have antioxidant activity, and thus might be a potential candidate to be used as an adjuvant to DOX chemotherapy.

  3. Larvicidal activity of titanium dioxide nanoparticles synthesized using Morinda citrifolia root extract against Anopheles stephensi, Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus and its other effect on non-target fish

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    Thodhal Yoganandham Suman

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    Full Text Available Objective: To assess the larvicidal activity of titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO 2NPS synthesized from the root aqueous extract of Morinda citrifolia (M. citrifolia against the larvae of Anopheles stephensi (An. stephensi, Aedes aegypti (Ae. aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus (Cx. quinquefasciatus. Methods: The M. citrifolia broth solution was prepared by taking 8 g of the powdered root of M. citrifolia in 250 mL Erlenmeyer flask along with 100 mL of distilled water and boiled for 5 min. About 20 mL of M. citrifolia root extract was added into the 80 mL of an aqueous solution of 5 mmol/L TiO(OH2 for the reduction under continuous stirring for 4 h at 50 °C. Synthesized TiO2NPS were characterized by X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, field emission scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. X-ray diffraction confirmed the crystalline nature of the nanoparticles. Toxicity studies were carried out against non-target fish species Poecilia reticulata, the most common organism in the habitats of An. stephensi, Ae. aegypti and Cx. quinquefasciatus. Results: The Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy for TiO2NPS synthesized by M. citrifolia root extract showed band at 3 426 cm-1, 1 637 cm-1 and 714 cm-1. The 3 426 cm-1 showed O-H stretching due to alcoholic group; 1 637 cm-1 showed N-H bend due to alcoholic group. In particular, the 1 637 cm-1 indicated the presence of H bend bond for 1° for proteins. A peak was observed around 714 cm-1 due to Ti-O-O bond. Field emission scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy showed the spherical nature of the nanoparticles with a size of 20.46-39.20 nm. The biosynthesized TiO2NPS showed maximum activity against the larvae of An. stephensi, Ae. aegypti and Cx. quinquefasciatus when compared to the aqueous extract of M. citrifolia. Toxicity studies revealed no toxicity towards Poecilia reticulata at LC50 and LC90 doses of TiO 2NPS

  4. 诺丽籽的化学成分%Chemical Constituents from the Seeds of Morinda citrifolia

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    杨小龙; 蒋孟圆; 谢坤龙; 刘吉开

    2009-01-01

    目的:研究诺丽籽化学成分.方法:利用硅胶柱层析、反相RP-18、半制备薄层层析和凝胶柱层析对诺丽籽进行分离纯化,借助光谱学手段鉴定其结构.结果:分离得到20个已知化合物:胡萝卜甾醇(1),乌苏酸(2),19-羟基-乌苏酸(3),1,5,15-trimethylmorindol(4),5,15-dimethyl-morindol(5),东茛菪亭(6),3,3′-双二甲基松脂素(7),3,4,3′4′-四羟基-9,7′α-过氧化木脂素-7α,9′-丁内酯(8),americanin D(9),americanin A(10),americanin(11),isoprincepin(12),去乙酰车叶草苷酸(13),落干酸(14),车叶草苷酸(15),rhodolatouside(16),芦丁(17),4-乙基-2羟基-丁二酸(18),5-羟甲基-2-呋喃甲醛(19),3-甲基丁基-3-烯基海藻糖(20).结论:化合物9、11、14、16和18首次从该植物中分离得到.%AIM: To investigate the chemical constituents of the seeds of M.Citrifolia.METHODS: The chemical constituents from the seed of M.Citrifolia were separated and purified by silica gel.Rp-18, Sephadex LH-20 column chroma- tography and Pre-TLC.Their structures were elucidated on the basis of extensive spectroscopic analysis (including 2D NMR).RESULTS: Twenty known compounds were identified as daucosterol (1), ursolic acid (2), 19-hydroxyl-ursolic acid (3), 1, 5, 15-trimethylmorindol (4), 5, 15-dimethyl-morindol (5), scopoletin (6), 3, 3'-bisdemethylpinoresinoi (7), 3, 4, 3' 4'- tetrahy- droxy-9, 7'α-epoxylignano-7α, 9'-lactone (8), americanin D (9), americanin A (10), americanin (11), isoprincepin (12), deace- tyl-asperulosidic acid (13), loganic acid (14), asperulosidic acid (15), rhodolatouside (16), quercetin-3-O-α-L- rhamnopyranosyl-(1→6)-β-D-glucopyranoside (17), 4-ethyl-2-hydroxyl-succinate (18), 5-hydroxymethyl-2-furancarbox- aldehyde (19), 3-methylbut-3-enyl-6-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-β-D-glucopyranoside (20).

  5. Composição centesimal, compostos bioativos e atividade antioxidante de frutos de Morinda citrifolia Linn (noni cultivados no Paraná

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    G.F. PALIOTO

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available O fruto de noni (Morinda citrifolia L. é consumido há milênios na medicina popular polinésia devido aos benefícios nutricionais e terapêuticos. O consumo de noni em outros países, incluindo o Brasil, cresceu vertiginosamente nos últimos anos em decorrência das atividades biológicas atribuídas a ingestão do suco da fruta, principalmente pela propriedade anticâncer. Contudo, a composição química da planta, que está relacionada com suas propriedades biológicas, é determinada pelo seu local de origem, e por influência do clima e do solo onde é cultivada. Neste sentido, este trabalho teve como objetivo analisar a polpa extraída de frutos maduros de noni cultivados em Maringá-PR. A análise da polpa in natura apresentou 89,16% de umidade, 0,75% de cinzas, 2,10% de proteínas, 2,19% de lipídios e 5,81% de carboidratos. Dos compostos bioativos, foram analisados antocianinas (1,39 mg.100 g-1 polpa, flavonoides amarelos (13,01 mg.100 g-1 polpa, carotenóides (0,45 mg.100 g-1 polpa e vitamina C (12,16 mg.100 g-1 polpa. Para fenólicos totais e atividade antioxidante foram preparados diferentes extratos, sendo que os maiores teores de fenólicos totais foram encontrados no extrato aquoso (1143,56 mg equivalente de ácido gálico (EAG.100 g-1, seguido do extrato etanólico (966,96 mg EAG.100 g-1, metanol/acetona (820,88 mg EAG.100 g-1 e metanólico (306,33 mg EAG.100 g-1. Os melhores resultados para antioxidantes, determinado pelo EC50 - concentração do extrato necessária para reduzir 50% do radical DPPH, foram encontrados nos extratos metanol/acetona (EC50 de 25,18 mg.mL-1 e metanólico (EC50 de 25,96 mg.mL-1. A atividade antioxidante dos frutos pode estar relacionada com o conteúdo de vitamina C, uma vez que os extratos com um menor conteúdo de fenóis totais foram aqueles que apresentaram menores valores de EC50.

  6. Chemical constituents from fruits of Morinda citrifolia%诺丽果的化学成分研究

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    刘树民; 王宇; 张洪财; 苗静囡; 邱军强; 王可心

    2012-01-01

    目的 对诺丽Morinda citrifolia新鲜果实进行化学成分研究,为其开发利用提供依据.方法 应用硅胶柱色谱、ODS、制备型高效液相色谱等方法进行分离纯化,通过波谱解析进行结构鉴定.结果 从新鲜诺丽果正丁醇萃取组分中分离得到11个化合物,分别鉴定为3-甲基丁-3-烯基-6-O-β-D-吡喃葡萄糖基-β-D-吡喃葡糖苷(1)、xeroboside (2)、3-甲氧基-4-羟基-5-[(8'S)-3-甲氧基-4-羟苯丙基醇]-E-肉桂醇-4-O-β-D-吡喃葡萄糖苷(3)、canthoside A(4)、(2R,3S)-2,3-dihydro-2-(4'-hydroxy-3'-methoxy-phenyl)-3-(hydroxymethyl)-7-methoxy-5-benzofuranpropapo1-4'-O-β-glucopyranoside (5)、异落叶松脂素-2a-O-β-D-吡喃葡萄糖苷(6)、淫羊藿次苷D2 (7)、松柏苷(8)、2-甲氧基-4-(2'-羟乙基)-苯酚-1-O-β-D-吡喃葡萄糖苷(9)、七叶苷(10)、3-甲基丁-3-烯基-β-D-吡喃葡萄糖苷(11).结论 化合物2~4为首次从该属植物中分离得到,化合物5~10为首次从该植物中分离得到.

  7. 诺丽叶片DNA的提取及ISSR-PCR 反应体系的建立%Isolation of Genomic DNA in Morinda citrifolia Linn. and Establishment of Its ISSR-PCR Reaction System

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    吴田; 蓝增全; 李青红

    2010-01-01

    [目的]提取诺丽(Morinda citrifolia Linn.)叶片DNA,并建立ISSR-PCR反应体系.[方法]以3份采自海南、4份采自美国的诺丽种质的叶片为材料,对其DNA提取和ISSR分子标记方法进行了研究.[结果]采用改进的CTAB DNA微量提取法,可以得到高质量的诺丽叶片基因组DNA.用14条不同的ISSR引物对所提取的诺丽基因组DNA进行了ISSR分子标记分析,其中7条引物在诺丽DNA中可扩增出多态性产物.[结论]建立了诺丽叶片基因组DNA快速、高效的提取方法和ISSR标记体系,可为ISSR分析应用于诺丽遗传研究奠定良好的基础.

  8. Efficacy of passive ultrasonic irrigation with natural irrigants (Morinda citrifolia juice, Aloe Vera and Propolis in comparison with 1% sodium hypochlorite for removal of E. faecalis biofilm: An in vitro study

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    Anuj Bhardwaj

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    Full Text Available Aim: Present study evaluated the efficacy of natural derivative irrigants, Morinda citrifolia juice (MCJ, Aloe Vera and Propolis in comparison to 1% sodium hypochlorite with passive ultrasonic irrigation for removal of the intraradicular E. faecalis biofilms in extracted single rooted human permanent teeth. Materials and Methods: Biofilms of E. faecalis were grown on the prepared root canal walls of 60 standardized root halves which were longitudinally sectioned. These root halves were re-approximated and the samples were divided into five groups of twelve each. The groups were, Group A (1% NaOCl, Group B (MCJ, Group C (Aloe vera, Group D (Propolis and Group E (Saline. These groups were treated with passive ultrasonic irrigation (PUI along with the respective irrigants. The root halves were processed for scanning electron microscopy. Three images (X2.5, coronal, middle and apical, were taken for the twelve root halves in each of the five groups. The images were randomized and biofilm coverage assessed independently by three calibrated examiners, using a four-point scoring system. Results: 1% NaOCl with passive ultrasonic irrigation (PUI was effective in completely removing E. faecalis biofilm and was superior to the natural irrigants like MCJ, Aloe vera and Propolis tested in this study. Conclusion: 1% NaOCl used along with passive ultrasonic irrigation was effective in completely removing E. faecalis biofilm when compared to natural irrigants (MCJ, Aloe Vera and Propolis.

  9. Progress in research on the physiological function of Morinda citrifolia L.%海巴戟果实诺丽(NONI)生理功能研究进展

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    于纯淼; 李煦照; 于栋华; 陈佳; 刘树民

    2011-01-01

    Morinda citrifolia L. (Noni)had been widely used as folk drugs by Polynesian,which had more than 2000 years. In recent years,the scholars at home and abroad had done a more in-depth research on its physiological function. The research of advancement in noni were reviewed,such as protection of liver damage,immune regulation,anti-tumor and anti-oxidation. And put forward the prospect of its application.%海巴戟(诺丽)被波利尼西亚人作为民间药物而广泛使用已有2000多年历史。近几年,国内外学者对其生理功能做了较为深入的研究。现就其对肝损伤的保护、免疫调节、抗肿瘤、抗氧化等方面的研究进展做一综述,并对应用前景进行了展望。

  10. KEEFEKTIFAN EKSTRAK MENGKUDU PADA BERBAGAI KONSENTRASI TERHADAP PENGHAMBATAN PERTUMBUHAN BAKTERI RALSTONIA SP. SECARA IN VITRO

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    Efri dan Titik Nur Aeny .

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Effectivity of  Morinda citrifolia extract on in-vitro growth inhibition of Ralstonia sp.  Morinda citrifolia has been known as one of plants having numerous medicinal properties.  Extract of the fruits shows antibacterial activity against several bacteria including Pseudomonas aeruginosa.  The purpose of this study was to observe inhibitor effect of  M. citrifolia fruit extract, and to investigate the effect of different concentrations of  M. citrifolia fruit extract on in-vitro growth of  Ralstonia (Pseudomonas sp., the causal agent of banana bacterial wilt disease in Lampung.  Inhibition effect of  M. citrifolia was determined by the presence of inhibition zone, and concentration effect was determined by the diameter of  inhibition zone . The study consisted of two experiments.  The treatments of the first experiment were three different kinds of fruit extract, namely the whole fruit, the seeds, and the fleshy parts, and the second one consisted of six different levels of extract concentrations.  The results showed that the whole fruit extract was the most effective as an in-vitro growth inhibitor, and the higher the concentration level the higher the growth inhibition zone formed.

  11. Effectivity of water soluble granule from kenikir leaves extract (Cosmos caudatus, noni leaves extract (Morinda citrifolia, and earthworm meal extract (Lumbricus rubellus as a natural coccidiostat for broiler chickens against infection caused by Eimeri

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    Karimy MF

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    Full Text Available The aim of this research was to study effectivity of water soluble granule from kenikir leaves extract (Cosmos caudatus, noni leaves extract (Morinda citrifolia, and earthworm meal extract (Lumbricus rubellus as a natural coccidiostat for broiler chickens against infection caused by Eimeria tenella. One hundred day old chick (DOC of the Cobb strain broiler were randomly devided into 10 groups and each group consisted of 10 chickens. All groups were orally infected by 5000 sporulated oocyst of E. tenella on the 25th days old as a challenge infection. The chickens was treated by granule of kenikir leaves extract, noni leaves extract and granule of earthworm meal extract which level dosage was 100, 200 and 300 mg/kgbw, respectively on each treatment (K1, K2, K3; M1, M2, M3 and T1, T2, T3. Control (K0 did not treated by feed additive. Treatment was administered on drinking water. On the 5th days after challenge infection 5 chickens of each groups were slaughtered and necropted to evaluate lession score and histopatology of caeca. Oocyst per gram excreta was count on 7th days until 10th days after challenge infection of the others 5 chickens of each groups. The results showed that the lowest score of lession was obtained on M2 and M3 whereas the lowest total oocyst per gram excreta was obtained on M3. Histopathological observation revealed that there was no stadia development of E. tenella in M2 treatment. It was concluded that granule of noni leaves extract at 200 mg/kgbw (M2 was the most effective natural coccidiostat.

  12. The fruit juice of Morinda citrifolia (noni) downregulates HIF-1α protein expression through inhibition of PKB, ERK-1/2, JNK-1 and S6 in manganese-stimulated A549 human lung cancer cells.

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    Jang, Byeong-Churl

    2012-03-01

    High exposure of manganese is suggested to be a risk factor for many lung diseases. Evidence suggests anticancerous and antiangiogenic effects by products derived from Morinda citrifolia (noni) fruit. In this study, we investigated the effect of noni fruit juice (NFJ) on the expression of HIF-1α, a tumor angiogenic transcription factor in manganese-chloride (manganese)-stimulated A549 human lung carcinoma cells. Treatment with manganese largely induced expression of HIF-1α protein but did not affect HIF-1α mRNA expression in A549 cells, suggesting the metal-mediated co- and/or post-translational HIF-1α upregulation. Manganese treatment also led to increased phosphorylation of extracellular-regulated protein kinase-1/2 (ERK-1/2), c-Jun N-terminal kinase-1 (JNK-1), protein kinase B (PKB), S6 and eukaryotic translation initiation factor-2α (eIF-2α) in A549 cells. Of note, the exposure of NFJ inhibited the manganese-induced HIF-1α protein upregulation in a concentration-dependent manner. Importantly, as assessed by results of pharmacological inhibition and siRNA transfection studies, the effect of NFJ on HIF-1α protein downregulation seemed to be largely associated with the ability of NFJ to interfere with the metal's signaling to activate PKB, ERK-1/2, JNK-1 and S6 in A549 cells. It was further shown that NFJ could repress the induction of HIF-1α protein by desferoxamine or interleukin-1β (IL-1β), another HIF-1α inducer in A549 cells. Thus, the present study provides the first evidence that NFJ has the ability to strongly downregulate manganese-induced HIF-1α protein expression in A549 human lung cancer cells, which may suggest the NFJ-mediated beneficial effects on lung pathologies in which manganese and HIF-1α overexpression play pathogenic roles.

  13. Influência da matéria orgânica e do ambiente no crescimento e acúmulo de solutos em Morinda citrifolia submetida à salinidade

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    Maria Cristina Martins Ribeiro de Souza

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    Full Text Available O Noni (Morinda citrifolia L. é uma planta tolerante aos efeitos salinos e alcalinos dos solos e desenvolve-se em regiões de clima seco ou úmido. Apesar da adaptabilidade intercontinental, ainda são poucas as informações sobre sua tolerância aos sais no solo brasileiro. Baseado no exposto, objetivou-se com o presente trabalho avaliar os efeitos da água salina no crescimento inicial do Noni. Para isso, foi conduzido um experimento em vasos de polietileno com capacidade para 20 L, em Sobral, Ceará. O delineamento estatístico adotado foi em blocos ao acaso, disposto no esquema de parcelas subsubdivididas, com 5 repetições. As parcelas foram constituídas pelos ambientes de cultivo (céu aberto e telado, as subparcelas pelos níveis de salinidade da água de irrigação (CEa: 0,3;1,5; 3,0; 4,5 e 6,0 dS m-1 e as subsubparcelas foram representadas pela ausência e presença de matéria orgânica. Aos 110 dias após a aplicação dos tratamentos (DAT, avaliaram-se: altura, massa seca da parte aérea (MSPA, da raiz (MSR, total (MST e área foliar (AF, e aos 90 (DAT os teores foliares de solutos orgânicos. Todas as variáveis de crescimento estudadas foram afetadas negativamente pela salinidade, sendo que o efeito observado a céu aberto foi mais expressivo do que no ambiente telado. A matéria orgânica não teve efeito atenuante sobre os efeitos deletérios da salinidade em plantas de noni. O acúmulo de prolina mostrou-se um sinalizador de dano causado pelo estresse, visto que os maiores acúmulos ocorreram nas plantas que sofreram maiores reduções no crescimento.

  14. Toxicidade reprodutiva da Morinda citrifolia Linn /

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    Orientador : Paulo Roberto Dalsener Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal do Paraná, Setor de Ciências Biológicas, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Farmacologia. Defesa: Curitiba, 2007 Inclui bibliografia

  15. Anthraquinone Content in Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.).

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    Bussmann, Rainer W; Hennig, Lothar; Giannis, Athanassios; Ortwein, Jutta; Kutchan, Toni M; Feng, Xi

    2013-01-01

    Noni has been used in traditional medicine and as food for thousands of years. While the fruits serve as food and internal medicine, leaves were traditionally used only topically. In recent years, concern regarding the possible content of anthraquinones in noni has led to scrutiny by the European Food Safety Authority. Little research existed on the content of anthraquinones in different noni preparations, with no information about the potential effect of harvest and preparation methods. Our research focused on lucidin, alizarin, and rubiadin, the most important anthraquinones from a health perspective. We found that the production process (fermentation/juice production versus drying/lyophilization) has no effect on the anthraquinone content. The source product, however, does have implications: noni fruit puree from which seeds had been removed as well as consumer products produced from such puree had no detectable amounts of any anthraquinones. Products that did contain seed or leaf material in all cases did contain partly significant amounts of anthraquinones. To alleviate safety concerns, we suggest that noni products, whether fermented or unfermented juice or powder, should be derived only from fully ripe noni fruits, and that any seed material needs to be removed during the production process.

  16. Anthraquinone Content in Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.

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    Full Text Available Noni has been used in traditional medicine and as food for thousands of years. While the fruits serve as food and internal medicine, leaves were traditionally used only topically. In recent years, concern regarding the possible content of anthraquinones in noni has led to scrutiny by the European Food Safety Authority. Little research existed on the content of anthraquinones in different noni preparations, with no information about the potential effect of harvest and preparation methods. Our research focused on lucidin, alizarin, and rubiadin, the most important anthraquinones from a health perspective. We found that the production process (fermentation/juice production versus drying/lyophilization has no effect on the anthraquinone content. The source product, however, does have implications: noni fruit puree from which seeds had been removed as well as consumer products produced from such puree had no detectable amounts of any anthraquinones. Products that did contain seed or leaf material in all cases did contain partly significant amounts of anthraquinones. To alleviate safety concerns, we suggest that noni products, whether fermented or unfermented juice or powder, should be derived only from fully ripe noni fruits, and that any seed material needs to be removed during the production process.

  17. Generation of Reactive Oxygen and Anti-Oxidant Species by Hydrodynamically-Stressed Suspensions of Morinda citrofolia

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    The generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) by plant cell suspension cultures, in response to the imposition of both biotic and abiotic stress, is well-documented. This study investigated the generation of hydrogen peroxide by hydrodynamically-stressed cultures of Morinda citrifolia, over a 5-ho...

  18. Uji Efektifitas Ekstrak Daun Mengkudu Terhadap Hama Kubis Plutella xylostella L. (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) di Laboratorium

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    Purba, Sardes

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    Uji Efektifitas Ekstrak Daun Mengkudu Terhadap Hama Kubis Plutella xylostella L. (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) di Laboratorium dibimbing oleh Ir. Marheni MP., dan Ir. Erwin Maa’aruf, MS. Selaku ketua dan anggota. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui efektifitas instektisida botanis Mengkudu terhadap hama kubis P.xylostella di Laboratorium. Penelitian dilaksanakan di Laboratorium PHP BPTPH Medan Johor, Sumatera Utara yang dimulai pada bulan April 2007 sampai Juli 2007. Penelitian meng...

  19. Pre-clinical toxicity of Morinda citrifolia Linn. leaf extract

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    Jane

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    Oct 24, 2011 ... alternative therapies has raised markedly in a worldwide shape. .... Experimental protocols were approved by the Committee on Animal. Research at the .... In the acute toxicity test, 5 g/kg of AEMC did not cause the death ...

  20. Effect of Morinda citrifolia Fruit Extract Capsule on Total Cholesterol ...

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    smoking, obesity, lack of exercise and the consumption of high-fat meals .... was found in children and adolescents. Indonesian Health ... explained that physical activity reduces most of ... NCEP-ATP III (National Cholesterol Education Program.

  1. The Genetics of Resistance to Morinda Fruit Toxin During the Postembryonic Stages in Drosophila sechellia.

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    Huang, Yan; Erezyilmaz, Deniz

    2015-10-01

    Although a great deal has been learned regarding the genetic changes that give rise to adaptation in bacteria and yeast, an understanding of how new complex traits arise in multicellular organisms is far less complete. Many phytophagous insect species are ecological specialists that have adapted to utilize a single host plant. Drosophila sechellia is a specialist that utilizes the ripe fruit of Morinda citrifolia, which is toxic to its sibling species, D. simulans. Here we apply multiplexed shotgun genotyping and QTL analysis to examine the genetic basis of resistance to M. citrifolia fruit toxin in interspecific hybrids. We identify a locus of large effect on the third chromosome (QTL-IIIsima) in the D. simulans backcross that was not detected in previous analyses. We also identify a highly significant QTL of large effect on the X chromosome, QTL-Xsim. Additional smaller-effect loci were also identified in the D. simulans and D. sechellia backcrosses. We did not detect significant epistasis between loci. Instead, our analysis reveals large and smaller-effect loci that contribute to M. citrifolia resistance additively. The additive effect of each locus suggests that partial resistance to lower levels of M. citrifolia toxin could be passed through introgression from D. sechellia to D. simulans in nature. The identification of the major effect loci, QTL-IIIsima and QTL-Xsim, is an important step toward identifying the molecular basis of adaptation in a multicellular organism.

  2. Desponte e embebição em sementes de noni (Morinda citrifolia L. Lopping and soaking in seeds of noni (Morinda citrifolia L.

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    K.P Oliveira

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho teve como objetivo testar a germinação em sementes de noni sob diferentes tempos de embebição, com e sem o desponte das sementes. Para isso, instalou-se um experimento em casa de vegetação no delineamento inteiramente casualizado com 10 tratamentos e 4 repetições de 25 sementes , sendo constituídos por: 1. Testemunha; 2. Sementes com desponte do lado oposto ao embrião; 3. Sementes intactas com 12 horas de embebição; 4. Sementes intactas com 24 horas de embebição; 5. Sementes intactas com 36 horas de embebição; 6. Sementes intactas com 48 horas de embebição; 7. Sementes com desponte com 12 horas de embebição; 8. Sementes com desponte com 24 horas de embebição; 9. Sementes com desponte com 36 horas de embebição e 10. Sementes com desponte com 48 horas de embebição. As características avaliadas foram: porcentagem de emergência, Índice de velocidade de emergência, altura de plântulas, comprimento de raiz e peso de massa seca das plântulas aos 46 dias após a instalação do experimento. Houve diferença significativa entre os diferentes tempos de embebição e o tratamento 10 (Desponte com 48 hs de embebição que obteve os melhores resultados para a percentagem de emergência, índice e velocidade de emergência e peso seco. Quanto a altura de plântula, o tratamento 1 (Testemunha foi o maior, enquanto no tratamento 2 (desponte se verificou o maior comprimento de raiz. Embora não tenha diferido da testemunha, o melhor tratamento foi o uso do desponte + 48 horas de embebição.The study aimed to test the germination of seeds of noni under different soaking times, with and without the seed emerges. For this, an experiment was installed in a greenhouse in a completely randomized design with 10 treatments and 4 replicates of 25 seeds, being composed of: 1. Witness 2. Seeds with the blunt side opposite the embryo 3. Intact seeds with 12 hours of soaking, 4. Intact seeds with 24 hours of soaking, 5. Intact seeds with 36 hours of soaking, 6. Intact seeds with 48 hours of soaking; 7. Seeds with cutting with 12 hours of soaking; 8. Seeds with cutting with 24 hours of soaking; 9. Seeds with cutting with 36 hours of soaking and 10. Seeds with cutting with 48 hours of soaking. The characteristics evaluated were: percentage of emergence, speed of emergence index, seedling height, root length and weight of the dry mass of seedlings 46 days after the experiment. There were significant differences between the different times of soaking and treatment 10 (cutting with 48 hours of soaking who obtained the best results for the percentage of emergency and emergency speed index and dry weight. The height of the seedling, one treatment (control was the highest, while in treatment 2 (blunt registered the largest root length. Although the witness did not differ, the best treatment was the use of blunt + 48 hours of soaking.

  3. The Role of Endophytic Fungi in the Anticancer Activity of Morinda citrifolia Linn. (Noni)

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    Yougen Wu; Sisay Girmay; Vitor Martins da Silva; Brian Perry; Xinwen Hu; Tan, Ghee T.

    2015-01-01

    We hypothesize that the fungal endophytes of noni may possibly play a role in its overall pharmacological repertoire, especially since the perceived efficacy of the fruit in ethnomedicinal use is associated with the fermented juice. The foremost goal of this study is to explore the role of endophyte-derived secondary metabolites in the purported anticancer properties of noni. To that end, culturable endophytic fungi resident within the healthy leaves and fruit of the plant were isolated and i...

  4. ACTIVIDADE ANTIMICROBIANA E EFEITO COMBIANDO SOBRE DROGAS ANTIFUNGICAS Y ANTIBACTERIANAS DO FRUTO DE Morinda citrifolia L

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    Saulo Relison TINTINO; Abel Alves de Carvalho NETO; Irwin R A MENEZES; Cícera Datiane de M OLIVEIRA; Henrique D M COUTINHO

    2015-01-01

    .... Possui diversos metabólitos primários e secundários, principalmente flavonóides, triterpenóides e alcalóides. O presente trabalho visou testar o potencial antimicrobiano e modulador dos extratos do seu fruto...

  5. The Role of Endophytic Fungi in the Anticancer Activity of Morinda citrifolia Linn. (Noni)

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    Wu, Yougen; Girmay, Sisay; da Silva, Vitor Martins; Perry, Brian; Hu, Xinwen; Tan, Ghee T.

    2015-01-01

    We hypothesize that the fungal endophytes of noni may possibly play a role in its overall pharmacological repertoire, especially since the perceived efficacy of the fruit in ethnomedicinal use is associated with the fermented juice. The foremost goal of this study is to explore the role of endophyte-derived secondary metabolites in the purported anticancer properties of noni. To that end, culturable endophytic fungi resident within the healthy leaves and fruit of the plant were isolated and identified by molecular sequence analysis of the 5.8S gene and internal transcribed spacers (ITS). Purified organisms were subjected to in vitro fermentation in malt extract broth for 8 weeks under anaerobic conditions at room temperature (25°C), in order to simulate the conditions under which traditional fermented noni juice is prepared. The cytotoxic potential of organic extracts derived from the fermented broths of individual endophytes was then tested against three major cancers that afflict humans. Twelve distinct endophytic fungal species were obtained from the leaves and 3 from the fruit. Three of the leaf endophytes inhibited the growth of human carcinoma cell lines LU-1 (lung), PC-3 (prostate), and MCF-7 (breast) with IC50 values of ≤10 μg/mL. PMID:26783408

  6. The Role of Endophytic Fungi in the Anticancer Activity of Morinda citrifolia Linn. (Noni

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    Yougen Wu

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available We hypothesize that the fungal endophytes of noni may possibly play a role in its overall pharmacological repertoire, especially since the perceived efficacy of the fruit in ethnomedicinal use is associated with the fermented juice. The foremost goal of this study is to explore the role of endophyte-derived secondary metabolites in the purported anticancer properties of noni. To that end, culturable endophytic fungi resident within the healthy leaves and fruit of the plant were isolated and identified by molecular sequence analysis of the 5.8S gene and internal transcribed spacers (ITS. Purified organisms were subjected to in vitro fermentation in malt extract broth for 8 weeks under anaerobic conditions at room temperature (25°C, in order to simulate the conditions under which traditional fermented noni juice is prepared. The cytotoxic potential of organic extracts derived from the fermented broths of individual endophytes was then tested against three major cancers that afflict humans. Twelve distinct endophytic fungal species were obtained from the leaves and 3 from the fruit. Three of the leaf endophytes inhibited the growth of human carcinoma cell lines LU-1 (lung, PC-3 (prostate, and MCF-7 (breast with IC50 values of ≤10 μg/mL.

  7. The Role of Endophytic Fungi in the Anticancer Activity of Morinda citrifolia Linn. (Noni).

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    Wu, Yougen; Girmay, Sisay; da Silva, Vitor Martins; Perry, Brian; Hu, Xinwen; Tan, Ghee T

    2015-01-01

    We hypothesize that the fungal endophytes of noni may possibly play a role in its overall pharmacological repertoire, especially since the perceived efficacy of the fruit in ethnomedicinal use is associated with the fermented juice. The foremost goal of this study is to explore the role of endophyte-derived secondary metabolites in the purported anticancer properties of noni. To that end, culturable endophytic fungi resident within the healthy leaves and fruit of the plant were isolated and identified by molecular sequence analysis of the 5.8S gene and internal transcribed spacers (ITS). Purified organisms were subjected to in vitro fermentation in malt extract broth for 8 weeks under anaerobic conditions at room temperature (25°C), in order to simulate the conditions under which traditional fermented noni juice is prepared. The cytotoxic potential of organic extracts derived from the fermented broths of individual endophytes was then tested against three major cancers that afflict humans. Twelve distinct endophytic fungal species were obtained from the leaves and 3 from the fruit. Three of the leaf endophytes inhibited the growth of human carcinoma cell lines LU-1 (lung), PC-3 (prostate), and MCF-7 (breast) with IC50 values of ≤10 μg/mL.

  8. Biochemistry and Cell Wall Changes Associated with Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) Fruit Ripening.

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    Cárdenas-Coronel, Wendy G; Carrillo-López, Armando; Vélez de la Rocha, Rosabel; Labavitch, John M; Báez-Sañudo, Manuel A; Heredia, José B; Zazueta-Morales, José J; Vega-García, Misael O; Sañudo-Barajas, J Adriana

    2016-01-13

    Quality and compositional changes were determined in noni fruit harvested at five ripening stages, from dark-green to thaslucent-grayish. Fruit ripening was accompanied by acidity and soluble solids accumulation but pH diminution, whereas the softening profile presented three differential steps named early (no significant softening), intermediate (significant softening), and final (dramatic softening). At early step the extensive depolymerization of hydrosoluble pectins and the significantly increment of pectinase activities did not correlate with the slight reduction in firmness. The intermediate step showed an increment of pectinases and hemicellulases activities. The final step was accompanied by the most significant reduction in the yield of alcohol-insoluble solids as well as in the composition of uronic acids and neutral sugars; pectinases increased their activity and depolymerization of hemicellulosic fractions occurred. Noni ripening is a process conducted by the coordinated action of pectinases and hemicellulases that promote the differential dissasembly of cell wall polymers.

  9. Noni puree (Morinda citrifolia) mixed in beef patties enhanced color stability.

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    Tapp, W Nathan; Yancey, Janeal W S; Apple, Jason K; Dikeman, Michael E; Godbee, Richard G

    2012-06-01

    Ground beef, mixed with 0, 2, 4, and 6% Noni puree, was formed into 150-g patties, aerobically packaged, and displayed in retail for 5d. After 2 and 3d, patties with higher concentrations of Noni were perceived as redder and less discolored (P<0.05) by visual panelists. Noni patties were found to have greater (P<0.05) a* values than controls, even though all patties became less red during display. After 3 and 5d of retail display, patties with higher concentrations of Noni puree also had lower TBARS (were less oxidized; P<0.05). In fresh taste panels, panelists perceived the patties to have less beef flavor and greater incidence of off-flavors (P<0.05) as Noni puree concentration increased. The potential of Noni puree to improve the color stability and shelf life of fresh ground beef is very promising, but the flavors produced by the addition of Noni in ground beef may be detrimental to its use.

  10. Beneficial effects of noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) juice on livers of high-fat dietary hamsters.

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    Lin, Yi-Ling; Chang, Yuan-Yen; Yang, Deng-Jye; Tzang, Bor-Show; Chen, Yi-Chen

    2013-09-01

    Polyphenols in noni juice (NJ) are mainly composed of phenolic acids, mainly gentisic, p-hydroxybenoic, and chlorogenic acids. To investigate the beneficial effects of NJ on the liver, hamsters were fed with two diets, normal-fat and high-fat diets. Furthermore, high-fat dietary hamsters were received distilled water, and 3, 6, and 9 mL NJ/kg BW, respectively. After a 6-week feeding period, the increased (p<0.05) sizes of liver and visceral fat in high-fat dietary hamsters compared to the control hamsters were ameliorated (p<0.05) by NJ supplementation. NJ also decreased (p<0.05) serum/liver lipids but enhanced (p<0.05) daily faecal lipid/bile acid outputs in the high-fat dietary hamsters. High-fat dietary hamsters supplemented with NJ had higher (p<0.05) liver antioxidant capacities but lowered (p<0.05) liver iNOS, COX-2, TNF-α, and IL-1β expressions, gelatinolytic levels of MMP9, and serum ALT values compared to those without NJ. Hence, NJ protects liver against a high-fat dietary habit via regulations of antioxidative and anti-inflammatory responses.

  11. Evaluation of noni (Morinda citrifolia) volatile profile by dynamic headspace and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry

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    Sousa, A.; M. A. SOUZA NETO; GARRUTI, D. dos S.; Sousa, J. A.; BRITO, E. S. de

    2010-01-01

    Noni is a fruit that has interested the scientific community due to its medicinal and functional activities. Different products that contain noni are already in the market, but their consumption could be impaired by their distinctive unpleasant aroma and flavor. The aim of this work was to evaluate the noni pulp volatile profile by dynamic headspace and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Thirty seven volatile compounds were detected, mainly alcohols (63.3%), esters (26.9%), cetones (7.4%),...

  12. Modulatory Effect of Morinda lucida Aqueous Stem Bark Extract on ...

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    analyses of the aqueous stem bark of Morinda lucida were conducted using standard procedures. Results showed that the ... disease and stroke, neuropathy, nephropathy, cataracts, .... β-cells destruction (Gupta et al., 1984). Fasting blood ...

  13. Volatile compounds in noni (Morinda citrifolia L. at two ripening stages Compostos voláteis em noni (Morinda citrifolia L. em dois estágios de maturação

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    Jorge Antonio Pino

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available The volatile components of noni at two ripening stages were isolated by headspace solid-phase microextraction using 65 µm Polydimethylsiloxane-Divinylbenzene (PDMS/DVB fibers and analyzed using GC/MS. Both maturation stages had several compounds in common. Ninety-six compounds were identified, from which octanoic acid ( 70% of total extract and hexanoic acid ( 8% of total extract were found to be the major constituents. Due to noni maturation, octanoic acid, decanoic acid and 2E-nonenal decreased their concentrations, while some esters (methyl hexanoate, methyl octanoate, ethyl octanoate and methyl 4E-decenoate, which their fruity odor notes, increased their contents. Two unsaturated esters, reported for the first time in this fruit, 3-methyl-3-buten-1-yl hexanoate and 3-methyl-3-buten-1-yl octanoate, significantly decreased their concentration in the ripe to over-ripe fruits.Los compuestos volátiles del noni en los dos estados de madurez se aislaron mediante microextracción en fase sólida por headspace con fibras de 65 mm Polidimetilsiloxano-Divinilbenceno (PDMS/DVB y se analizaron por cromatografía de gases/espectrometría de masas. Ambos estados de madurez poseen numerosos constituyentes en común. Se identificaron 96 compuestos, de los cuales el ácido octanoico ( 70% del extracto total y ácido hexanoico ( 8% del extracto total fueron los componentes mayoritarios. Debido a la maduración del noni, el ácido octanoico, ácido decanoico y 2E-nonenal disminuyeron su contenido, mientras que algunos ésteres (hexanoato de metilo, octanoato de metilo, octanoato de etilo y 4E-decenoato de metilo, con sus olororosas notas frutales, incrementaron la concentración. Dos ésteres insaturados, reportados por primera vez en esta fruta, hexanoato de 3-metil-3-buten-1-ilo y octanoato de 3-metil-3-buten-1-ilo, disminuyeron significativamente su concentración al pasar la fruta del estado maduro al sobremaduro.

  14. The impact of convective drying on the color, phenolic content and antioxidant capacity of noni (Morinda citrifolia L.

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    Ana Isabel MIRELES-ARRIAGA

    Full Text Available Abstract The effect of thin-layer drying temperature on color, phenolic content and antioxidant capacity of noni slices was investigated. Noni slices were air-dried at 50, 60 and 70 °C under natural convection conditions. Drying curves were fitted to thin-layer drying models in order to evaluate the drying characteristics of the product. In addition, an unsteady-state diffusion equation was numerically solved considering both product shrinkage and a variable mass Biot number in boundary condition to accurately estimate water diffusivity in a process with external resistance to mass transfer. Results revealed that the Aghbashlo model accurately reproduced the experimental behavior. As expected, water diffusivities, corrected for shrinkage, increased with the use of higher drying temperatures, with values in the range of 1.80-3.19 to ×10-9 m2/s. On the other hand, while drying caused a reduction in product lightness (24-31% and total phenolic content (20-28%, the antioxidant capacity of dried noni was high (82-93% DPPH inhibition, which is advantageous for the further storage or processing of this fruit.

  15. The planting and use of Morinda citrifolia%海巴戟天的栽培及其利用

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    甘炳春; 何明军

    2004-01-01

    介绍了药用植物海巴戟天的自然分布、形态特征、栽培管理和病虫害的防治技术,报道了海巴戟天的药用历史和现代医学研究结果以及产品开发现状,提出种植开发利用建议.

  16. Effect of soaking in noni (Morinda citrifolia) juice on the microbiological and color behavior of Haden minimally processed mango.

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    Ulloa, José Armando; González Tapia, Noemí T; Rosas Ulloa, Petra; Ramírez Ramírez, José Carmen; Ulloa Rangel, Blanca E

    2015-05-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of soaking in noni juice on the microbiological and color behavior of minimally processed mango. Two batches of Haden mango cubes were treated by immersion in noni juice for 2.5 or 5.0 min. Each batch was packed in polypropylene boxes and stored at 6 °C for up to 15 days; in addition, a control group of mango cubes was prepared by immersion in sterile water for the same duration. According to the results, the soaking of mango cubes in noni juice had an antimicrobial effect on mesophilic aerobic bacteria, molds and yeasts during storage at 6 °C for 15 days, without significantly (P < 0.05) affecting the CIE L*, a*, b*, chroma and hue angle values, in comparison with the control after 12 days of storage. The noni juice soaking treatment was demonstrated to be a potentially valuable technology for decontamination of fresh-cut fruit surfaces.

  17. Hypolipidemic and antioxidative effects of noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) juice on high- fat/cholesterol-dietary hamsters.

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    Lin, Yi-Ling; Chou, Chung-Hsi; Yang, Deng-Jye; Chen, Jr-Wei; Tzang, Bor-Show; Chen, Yi-Chen

    2012-09-01

    Noni juice (NJ) is rich in phytochemicals and polysaccharides. Lipid-lowering and antioxidative effects of NJ were investigated in this study. Fifty male hamsters were assigned randomly to one of the following groups: (1) normal diet and distilled water (LFCD); (2) high-fat/cholesterol diet and distilled water (HFCD); (3) HFCD and 3 ml NJ (including 0.20 g solids)/kg BW (NJ_L); (4) HFCD and 6 mL NJ (including 0.40 g solids)/kg BW (NJ_M); (5) HFCD and 9 ml NJ (including 0.60 g solids)/kg BW (NJ_H) for six weeks. NJ supplementation decreased (p < 0.05) serum triacylglycerol, cholesterol, atherogenic index, malondialdehyde levels, and hepatic lipids in HFCD hamsters, whereas serum trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity, glutathione, and fecal lipids in HFCD hamsters were increased (p < 0.05) by NJ supplementation. Although NJ supplementation downregulated (p < 0.05) sterol regulator element binding protein-1c in HFCD hamsters, it upregulated (p < 0.05) hepatic peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha and uncoupling protein 2 gene expressions in HFCD hamsters. Results demonstrate that NJ promotes cardioprotection in a high-fat/cholesterol diet.

  18. Effect of fermented noni leaf (Morinda citrifolia L. in diets on cholesterol content of broiler chicken carcass

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    Erman Syahruddin

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Chicken meat is very nutritious. It is sometimes blamed to cause strock attack and coronary heart disease in human, because of high fat and cholesterol contents in the chicken meat. Therefore, the aim of this experiment is to evaluate the effect of fermented noni leaf levels in diets on the cholesterol content of broiler chicken carcass. The experiment was based on completely randomized design with eight experimental diets containing 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 and 21% of fermented noni leaf powder. All diets were formulated to contain 22% crude protein and 3000 kcal/kg. Each treatment had three replicates with ten chickens per replicate. Two hundred and forty day old unsex broiler chicks Arbor Acress were fed ad lib. for eight weeks and then sacrificed. Feed consumption, body weight gain, feed conversion ratio, and cholesterol content of carcass were taken as variable responses. Data were analyzed based on analysis of variance and orthogonal comparisons. Results showed that feed consumption, daily weight gain, FCR and carcass content were not affected by the levels of fermented noni leaf in the diet. However, cholesterol content of broiler carcass was significantly (P < 0.05 affected by the dietary treatments. Cholesterol content of the carcass was reduced processed 26.18% 73.06 to 53.76 mg/100g mg/100g chicken meat. The lowest cholesterol level was obtained by feeding the chickens with diets containing 21% fermented noni leaf.

  19. Action of the juice from the fruit of Morinda citrifolia L. on cells of the plant test system

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    Gleuvânia Marques

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available In this study, we evaluated the action of noni juice on the meristematic cells of Allium cepa roots, at two concentrations, 0.18 and 0.36 mg/mL, with the exposure times of 24 and 48 h. For each concentration, we used a group of 5 onion bulbs, which were first embedded in distilled water and, then, transferred to their respective concentrations. The radicles were collected and fixed in acetic acid (3:1 for 24 hours. The root tips were collected and fixed in acetic acid (3:1 for 24 h. The slides were prepared through the crushing technique, and stained with 2% acetic orcein. Cells were analyzed throughout the cell cycle, totaling 5,000 for each control and exposure time. The mitotic indices calculated underwent chi-square (p < 0.5 statistical analysis. We found out that both concentrations, including the lowest, regarded as ideal for consumption, significantly increased the mitotic index of meristematic cells of onion roots. Therefore, under the analyzed conditions, both tested concentrations of noni juice have promoted change in the cell division of this plant test system.

  20. 诺丽果肉化学成分研究%Chemical constituents of the sarcocarp of Morinda citrifolia

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    何其伟; 吴培云; 梁益敏; 项晨; 杜子伟; 王刚

    2012-01-01

    目的 研究诺丽果肉的化学成分.方法 利用硅胶、RP-18、Sephadex LH-20等柱色谱手段进行分离,根据理化性质和波谱分析鉴定化合物的结构.结果 从乙醇提取物的乙酸乙酯部分和正丁醇部分中分离得到12个化合物,分别鉴定为β-谷甾醇(1)、乌苏酸(2)、莨菪亭(3)、邻苯二甲酸二甲酯(4)、4-epi-dunnisinin (5)、(24S) -ergost7-en-3β-ol (6)、19-羟基-乌苏酸(7)、胡萝卜苷(8)、丁二酸(9)、1-O-(3'-methylbut-3'-enyl)-β-D-glucopyranose (10)、borreriagenin (11)、3-methylbut-3-enyl-6-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-β-D-glucopyranoside( 12).结论 化合物4为首次从该属植物中分离得到.

  1. Morinda lucida reduces contractility of isolated uterine smooth ...

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    Morinda lucida reduces contractility of isolated uterine smooth muscle of ... (OXY; 10-5–10-2 mol/L), acetylcholine (ACh; 10-9-10-5 mol/L) and M. lucida extract ... by L-NAME suggesting that the action of the compound on uterine muscle is not ...

  2. Antispermatogenic activity of Morinda lucida extract in male rats

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    Yinusa Raji; Olumide S. Akinsomisoye; Toyin M. Salman

    2005-01-01

    Aim: To investigate the effect of Morinda lucida Benth (Rubiaceae) on the reproductive activity of male albino rats.respectively. The control rats received the vehicle. All the treated rats had corresponding recovery groups. At the end of each experimental period, animals were killed and organ weights, sperm characteristics, serum testosterone levels,histology of the testes and fertility were assessed. Results: Morinda lucida leaf extract did not cause any changes in body and somatic organ weights, but significantly increased the testis weight (P < 0.05). The sperm motility and viability, and the epididymal sperm counts of rats treated for 13 weeks were significantly reduced (P < 0.05). Sperm morphological abnormalities and serum testosterone levels were significantly increased (P < 0.05). There were various degrees of damage to the seminiferous tubules. The extract reduced the fertility of the treated rats by reducing the litter size. Reversal of these changes, however, occurred after a period of time. Conclusion: The extract of Morinda lucida has reversible antispermatogenic properties.

  3. 四种处理方法对诺丽(Morinda citrifolia Linn.)叶片褐化影响的研究

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    潘晓晴; 吴田; 蓝增全; 吴腾超; 陶燕蓝

    2013-01-01

    本研究以诺丽叶片为研究材料,通过柠檬酸处理、热激法处理、CaC12处理和采用较嫩叶片比较法处理,并使用75%的酒精脱色,与对照组材料对比,观察叶片的褐化程度.结果表明:采用0.2%柠檬酸溶液处理过的叶片褐化程度最轻;采用90℃左右热水中烫5~7s处理的叶片褐化程度次之;采用6%CaCl2溶液中浸泡15min处理的叶片褐化程度与对照组的叶片褐化程度相当;而采用茎尖下第一对叶片的褐化程度最严重.

  4. The Seeds Structure and Germination Test of Morinda citrifolia Linn.%海巴戟的种子结构及发芽试验

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    邢诒旺; 符懋修; 李承武; 符文英

    2007-01-01

    对海巴戟种子的形态和结构进行了观察研究,并从环境温度、播种基质、物理处理等方面,探讨了其种子的萌发特性及生理.试验结果表明:海巴戟种子的萌发特性与其结构特点有关;高温能显著提高其种子的发芽率、发芽势和发芽指数,且高温条件下变温更有利于种子的萌发,最适宜的发芽温度是28~35 ℃,28℃和33℃则是发芽的最佳变温;海巴戟种子本身存在着某种抑制萌发的特殊物质,但在土壤中这种拟制萌发的状态可被打破而诱导萌发;透气和保水性能良好的播种基质对海巴戟种子的萌发有利,以河沙加泥炭土作为播种基质的海巴戟种子,发芽率最高,达77.0%,其相应的发芽势和发芽指数也最高,分别为63.5%和12.532;温水处理对海巴戟种子的萌发具有明显的促进作用,能提高它的出苗整齐度,且其发芽率和发芽势均最高,分别达74.0%和62.5%,其相应的发芽指数为12.271.

  5. 海巴戟天的离体快速繁殖(简报)%Rapid Propagation of Morinda citrifolia Linn. in vitro

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    陈雄庭; 张秀娟; 王颖; 吴坤鑫

    2007-01-01

    从多果无病虫害的母树中选取的幼嫩侧枝,经表面消毒后切取侧芽并接种到MS基本培养基,附加蔗糖浓度30 g/L,BA 2 mg/L,NAA 0.1 mg/L初代培养基上,培养40 d后,侧芽萌发率达80%以上.增殖培养基与初代培养基相同,以40~50 d为一增殖周期,增殖系数达2~3倍.当新芽增殖到足够数量时,切取2~3 cm的新芽接种到1/2MS大量元素,全量微量元素,蔗糖浓度为30 g/L,IBA 1 mg/L,活性炭1 g/L的生根培养基生根培养基上,生根率高达100%,植株在沙床的移栽成活率均达95%以上.30 cm高的植株便可种植到大田.

  6. Comparison of antimicrobial efficacy of propolis, Morinda citrifolia, Azadirachta indica, triphala, green tea polyphenols and 5.25% sodium hypochlorite against Enterococcus fecalis biofilm

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    Paridhi Garg

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Endodontic infections are polymicrobial in nature. Enterococcus fecalis is the most common micro-organism isolated from failed endodontic cases. The constant increase in antibiotic resistant strains and side effects caused by synthetic drugs has prompted researchers to look for herbal alternatives since the gold standard for irrigation i.e., sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl has many disadvantages. Objective: The present study was aimed to explore newer irrigation solutions, which would probably be as effective as NaOCl. Materials and Methods: Extracted human single rooted premolar teeth were biomechanically prepared, vertically sectioned, placed in tissue culture wells exposing the root canal surface to E. fecalis is grown on Mueller Hinton agar plates to form a biofilm for 6 weeks. At the end of 6 th week, all seven groups were treated with 3 ml of test solutions and control for 10 minutes and evaluated for E. fecalis growth and number of colony forming units. Results: Propolis, NaOCl and triphala showed no statistically significant difference, whereas all the other inter-group differences were statistically significant (Tukey′s honest significant difference (HSD (P < 0.001. Conclusion: Propolis and triphala were found to be as efficacious as NaOCl. The use of herbal alternatives as root canal irrigation solutions might prove to be advantageous considering several unfavorable properties of NaOCl.

  7. CARACTERIZAÇÃO QUÍMICA E FÍSICO-QUÍMICA DA POLPA DO NONI (MORINDA CITRIFOLIA CULTIVADO NO ESTADO DO CEARÁ

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    Antonia Alaís da Silva CORREIA

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar as características químicas e físico-químicas da polpa do noni cultivado no estado do Ceará. Frutos maduros provenientes de um plantio localizado na cidade Horizonte (Ceará-Brasil foram despolpados e a polpa extraída, embalada em sacos de polietileno, selados e armazenados a -20°C para posteriores análises. Foi determinada a composição centesimal: umidade (91,91%, carboidratos (0,63%, lipídeos totais (0,08%, proteínas (1,06%, cinzas (6,32%; fibra (1,76%, valor energético (30,25kcal.100g-1 e análises químicas e físico-químicas: pH (4,25, sólidos solúveis totais (9,2°Brix, acidez total titulável (0,63g.100g-1, SST/ AAT (14,66, vitamina C (122,54mg de AA.100g-1, açúcares totais (5,45g.100g-1, açúcares redutores (5,32g.100g-1; fenólicos totais (216,67mg de EAG.100g-1, antioxidante (6,27μmol. TEAC g-1, atividade de água (0,93; (AIR resíduo insolúvel em álcool (2,8g.100g-1, pectina (1,14g.100g-1, hemicelulose (0,25g.100g-1 e celulose +lignina (0,45g.100g-1. Os resultados mostram que a polpa de noni possui um baixo teor de proteína e lipídeo, é rica em carboidratos e apresenta uma significativa quantidade de antioxidantes, com destaque para a vitamina C e compostos fenólicos.

  8. Lipid profiles of blood serum and fatty acid composition of meat of hybrid duck fed diet supplemented with Noni (Morinda citrifolia fruit meal

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    David Kurniawan

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Noni fruit is a medicinal plant with biological activity like antioxidant that could potentially be used as a feed additive in poultry. This research investigated the effect of noni fruit powder as feed additive on lipid profiles of blood and meat fatty acid compositions of meat of hybrid duck. One hundred twenty 2-week-old hybrid ducks crossing between Peking and Khaki Campbell duck were subjected. They were randomly allotted to 24 experimental units. Each experimental unit was 70x80x40 cm in size and it was used for 5 ducks up to they reached 56 days of age. Each unit was equipped with waterer and feeder. The ducks were raised on litter-type floor. The basal experimental diet was formulated according to the standards of National Research Council (1994. The method used for this study was experimental with 4 different treatments in 6 replications. The treatments were as follow: P0: basal feed without supplementation of noni fruit powder as control; P1: basal feed + 1 % noni fruit powder; P2: basal feed + 2 % noni fruit powder; P3: basal feed + 3 % noni fruit powder. Data were analyzed by one-way of Completely Randomized Design ANOVA and if there was significant effect followed by Duncan’s Multiple Range Test. Result showed that using noni fruit powder as feed additive had no significant effect (P>0.05 on lipid profiles of blood and fatty acid composition of meat.

  9. 诺丽种子的生活力测定与发芽试验%Test on Seed Viability and Germination of Morinda citrifolia

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    李青红; 蓝增全; 李法营

    2010-01-01

    [目的]研究影响诺丽种子萌发的因素.[方法]以诺丽种子为材料,用四唑染色法测定种子的生活力,采用8种不同的处理方法进行种子发芽试验.[结果]诺丽种子的平均生活力为17%,8种处理中,aBE(不消毒、浸种、剪口)和ABD(消毒、浸种、毒口)对诺丽种子发芽影响显著,其平均发芽率分别为13.3%、12%;平均发芽势分别为5.7%、7.7%.单独采用消毒、浸种、剪口处理对诺丽种子发芽影响不大.[结论]诺丽种子萌发困难受到多个因素的影响,而非单一因素作用的结果,温水浸种并剪口处理促进诺丽种子的萌发,能提高它的发芽整齐度.

  10. Água salina e biofertilizante bovino na produção de frutos e alocação de biomassa em noni (Morinda citrifolia L.

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    A.G.L. SOUTO

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO:Têm sido evidenciado que os compostos orgânicos exercem ação mitigadora dos efeitos tóxicos dos sais às plantas, promovendo maior crescimento e desenvolvimento em solos com excesso de sais. Nessa direção, um experimento foi desenvolvido para avaliar os efeitos do biofertilizante bovino na produção de frutos e alocação de biomassa pelos diversos órgãos de plantas de noni, irrigadas com águas salinas. Os tratamentos foram distribuídos em blocos ao acaso, com quatro repetições e duas plantas por parcela, adotando o arranjo fatorial 5 x 2, correspondente a salinidade das águas de irrigação de 0,5; 1,5; 3,0; 4,5; 6,0 dS m-1, em substratos sem e com biofertilizante bovino, aplicado uma única vez, em volume correspondente a 10% do volume do substrato, um dia antes da instalação do experimento. As variáveis avaliadas foram: salinidade do solo, expressa pela condutividade elétrica do extrato de saturação do solo; número de frutos; massa média de fruto; produção de frutos por planta; e alocação de biomassa pelas raízes, caules, folhas e frutos. O aumento da salinidade da água de irrigação elevou o caráter salino do solo desde "não salino" para "fortemente salino" e, inibiu a produção de frutos e a acumulação de biomassa seca das plantas de noni em geral, mas, com maior intensidade nos tratamentos sem o insumo orgânico. O biofertilizante estimula o crescimento e a produção de plantas de noni cultivadas sob irrigação com águas de alta salinidade.

  11. Determination of Mineral Elements in Morinda citrifolia L.%海巴戟中7种矿物质元素的测定

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    聂风琴; 于文辉; 廖丹; 刘伯宏; 李彩凤; 符文英

    2015-01-01

    利用空气-乙炔火焰原子吸收光谱法对海巴戟果肉、叶、果实冻干粉及发酵果汁中的钾、钙、钠、镁、铁、锌、锰等7种重要矿物质元素进行测定.结果表明:实验回收率为94% ~ 107.2%;海巴戟中钾、钙、锌、铁、锰元素含量丰富;海巴戟果肉中钾元素含量高,为24 215.81 μg·g-1,钠元素含量相对较低,仅为789.40 μg·g-1,是一种典型的低钠高钾保健食品,具有良好的保健养生价值.除钾元素外,叶中其他元素含量均高于果肉中的,尤其是微量元素铁、锌、锰的含量.海巴戟产品冻干粉中的7种元素含量与诺丽果肉中的接近.海巴戟发酵果汁与同一品种海巴戟果肉中的矿物质元素含量成一定比例,7种矿物质元素均能够满足人体需求.

  12. 诺丽果汁的抗氧化性研究%Antioxidant Activity of the Fresh Juice from Morinda citrifolia

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    李奕星; 袁德保; 郑晓燕; 陈娇; 李芬芳; 郑丽丽; 马蔚红; 臧小平; 谭琳

    2013-01-01

    采用分光光度计法,以维他命C(Vc)为对照,考察诺丽果汁的多酚含量及其对1,1-二苯基-2-三硝基苯肼(DPPH)自由基、2,2-联氮双(3-乙基-苯并噻唑-6-磺酸)二铵盐(ABTS)自由基、羟自由基和过氧化氢(H2O2)等的抗氧化活性.结果表明;诺丽果汁中多酚含量较高(1.934 mg/mL),对DPPH自由基、ABTS自由基、羟自由基和过氧化氢等均具有很好的清除活性,且在清除羟自由基能力试验中,其活性显著高于阳性对照(Vc),表明诺丽果汁对人体具有良好的营养保健功效.

  13. Genome Sequence of Paenibacillus polymyxa Strain CICC 10580, Isolated from the Fruit of Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) Grown in the Paracel Islands.

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    Xu, Youqiang; Liu, Yang; Yao, Su; Li, Jinxia; Cheng, Chi

    2014-01-01

    Noni is a plant reported to have nutritional and therapeutic properties. Paenibacillus polymyxa CICC 10580 is a strain that was isolated from the fruit of noni and showed comprehensive antagonistic activity against many pathogens. Its genome was sequenced and assembled (6.10 Mb). The coding sequences (CDSs) correlated with antagonistic activity were annotated.

  14. 海巴戟良种‘万维1号’%An Elite Variety of Noni(Morinda citrifolia) ‘Wanwei No. 1’

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    邢诒旺; 符传贤; 林道哲; 李琼义; 符文英

    2014-01-01

    Noni“Wanwei No. 1”of noni that was introduced from the Big Island of Hawaii,USA and has been selected through series of selective breeding measures including seedling propagation and regional screening to select for superior growth,excellent fruition,strong resistant to diseases and wind,and well-adapted to new climate conditions. It has such bears the desired features of early maturity,high fruit yield with large fruits and high quality,and resilience to harsh growth condition; thus it is especially suitable for growing in tropical region of south and west of Hainan island and Yongxing Island,along the shoreline and coastal saline areas both as windbreaks and orchard. The fruits can be processed as healthy supplement.%‘万维1号’是从美国夏威夷大岛引种,采用选择育种方法经选株、选果、选种、选苗、实生苗繁殖测定和区域化试验选育而成,具有早产、高产、稳产、优质、抗递性强等特性。适于在海南岛的南部和西部、永兴岛等偏热带地区尤其是海岸线盐碱地区营建果园兼海防林,生产果实供食品加工。

  15. Progress in researches on the mechanisms of Morinda citrifolia L.%诺丽作用机制的研究进展

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    许国平; 张春妮

    2007-01-01

    在民间,诺丽早已作为药物被广泛应用,它对多种疾病有显著疗效.最近通过对诺丽的深入研究,鉴定出一些有效的药物成分,初步阐明了诺丽抗癌、抗氧化机制.现就诺丽作用机制的研究进展作一综述.

  16. 海巴戟干粉90 d喂养实验研究%EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON NINETY DAYS FEEDING EXPERIMENT OF MORINDA CITRIFOLIA POWDER

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    冯丁山; 郑定仙; 林卫华; 黄业宇; 张晓昕

    2010-01-01

    [目的]为了判定海巴戟对人体长期服用的安全性,并为以后能将其开发成为功能性食品提供毒理学安全性的依据. [方法]将受试样品按1.7%、3.3%、8.O%的比例加入基础饲料中(分别相当于人群推荐日摄入量的50、100、240倍),采用经口给药方式进行90 d喂养试验检测. [结果]受试样品各剂量组对SD大鼠体重、进食量、食物利用率、血液学、血液生化、脏器重量以及脏体比等指标与正常对照组比较,均无统计学差异.未见与喂食样品有关的病理改变.大鼠的NOAEL为8.00 g/kg体重(相当于人体推荐摄入量的240倍). [结论]在实验研究剂量范围内此海巴戟干粉人体长期使用是安全可靠的.

  17. Noni 果汁饮料黄酮的分析研究%Determination of content of flavone in fruit juice of Morinda Citrifolia

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    孔德霞; 蒋蓉芬; 易美华

    2008-01-01

    目的 研究NONI果汁饮料中黄酮含量的测定方法.方法 采用分光光度法,对Noni果汁中黄酮洗脱剂种类和浓度进行选择和优化.结果 以40%左右的乙醇对Noni果汁中黄酮进行洗脱,分离效果最好,并测试Noni冻干粉、野生Noni发酵果汁、菠萝Noni复合饮料、种植Noni果汁的黄酮含量分别为0.38%、0.11%、0.069%与0.035%.结论 建立的方法简便、易于操作,能准确检测各类Noni果汁饮料中黄酮的含量.

  18. 海巴戟核心种质的构建方法%A Method for Establishing Core Collection of Morinda citrifolia

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    程江波; 邢诒旺; 赖茂良; 聂风琴; 林道哲; 孙仁毅; 符文英

    2014-01-01

    以126份海巴戟种质资源为材料,利用生物学性状、农艺学性状、SRAP分子标记等遗传多样性数据,采用逐步聚类法,开展海巴戟核心种质构建机制的研究.结果表明:海巴戟核心种质的最佳构建方法为Average系统聚类,G策略取样,15%的组内取样比例.应用该构建方法初步构建了由21个不同种质株系构成的海巴戟核心种质,该核心种质能够代表原种质的遗传多样性.

  19. Studies on anthraquinone biosynthesis in Morinda citrifolia suspension cells%海巴戟天悬浮细胞合成蒽醌类物质的研究

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    张志强; 李永成

    2014-01-01

    目的 研究外源激素、水杨酸、茉莉酸甲酯对海巴戟天悬浮细胞生长及蒽醌类化合物合成的影响.方法 建立海巴戟天细胞悬浮培养体系,并向海巴戟天细胞悬浮培养物中添加外源激素、水杨酸和茉莉酸甲酯,测定细胞比生长速率和蒽醌产量.结果 外源激素萘乙酸(NAA)、激动素(KT)对海巴戟天悬浮细胞的生长和蒽醌类化合物的合成有显著影响,采用B5培养基时,较佳激素组合为NAA2 mg/L+ KT 0.1 mg/L.在对数生长初期(培养9d)时,添加200 μmol/L水杨酸和50 μmol/L茉莉酸甲酯,蒽醌质量浓度分别为588.34 mg/L和595.49 mg/L,比对照分别提高了17.05%和18.47%.结论 适宜激素配比结合一定质量浓度的水杨酸和茉莉酸甲酯外源诱导对蒽醌类化合物的合成有促进作用.

  20. 诺丽、西番莲复合果汁的研制%Preparation of Compound Fruit Juice with Morinda citrifolia and Passiflora coerulea

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    阚欢; 蓝增全; 刘惠民

    2009-01-01

    对以诺丽果汁、西番莲果汁为主要原料生产的一种复合果汁进行研究,确定不同果汁的添加比例、生产工艺及产品质量标准.结果表明,当诺丽汁为30%、西番莲果汁为50%时生产的复合果汁综合质量最好.

  1. Studies on the Extraction of Total Flavonoids from Morinda citrifolia%海巴戟总黄酮提取工艺的研究

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    楚冬海; 许又凯; 高锦明; 纳智

    2008-01-01

    研究了海巴戟总黄酮最佳提取工艺.采用正交试验,以提取物中总黄酮的得率作为考察指标,优选出最佳提取工艺.试验设计的四因素中,提取时间对结果有极显著的影响,乙醇浓度对结果有显著的影响,提取温度和乙醇用量对结果影响不显著.海巴戟总黄酮的最佳提取工艺条件为:提取时间1.5 h,乙醇浓度90%,提取温度60~65℃,乙醇用量1:20(g/mL),按照最佳提取工艺条件提取海巴戟果实中的总黄酮,得率可达2.936%.

  2. Morinda citrifolia and Its Agronomic Characteristics in Xishuangbanna%诺丽在西双版纳的主要农艺性状表现

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    黄菁; 孙小龙; 刘昌芬; 蓝增全; 李海泉

    2010-01-01

    对引种的诺丽种质进行14个月的观测,结果表明4份种质在西双版纳均能正常开花结果.大田定植14个月的诺丽平均株高86.97cm,平均地径32.65mm,4个月的测产结果显示,平均单月结果数达11.74个,单果平均重量62.73g.

  3. 诺尼抗肿瘤作用及其机制的研究进展%Progress on antitumor activity and its mechanisms of Morinda citrifolia

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    陈建国; 李金霞(综述); 程池(审校)

    2014-01-01

    本文概述了近十多年来国内外有关诺尼抗肿瘤作用及其机制的研究进展,大量试验表明诺尼果汁、果汁提取物、叶子和根提取物均有抗肿瘤作用,可通过诱导肿瘤细胞凋亡、激活宿主免疫系统、抑制血管生成、抗氧化、抑制环氧化酶和阻止致癌物-DNA加合物形成等机制来抑制肿瘤生长。本文希望能为研发以诺尼为原料辅助治疗癌症的药物和食品提供参考。%This paper summarizes the progress on anti -tumor effect and its mechanism of Noni over the past decade.Plenty of tests indicated that noni juice , juice extracts, leaf and root extracts have anti -tumor effects.It can inhibit tumor growth through inducing tumor cell apoptosis ,activating host immune system ,inhibi-tion of angiogenesis and cyclooxygenase ,anti -oxidation and blocking carcinogen -DNA adduct formation.This paper provides a reference for the adjuvant therapy of anticancer drugs and food form Noni .

  4. Study on extracting method of pectin in Morinda Citrifolia fruit segiments%诺丽果渣中果胶的提取工艺研究

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    云韵琴

    2009-01-01

    分析研究了"万维1号"Noni(诺丽)果渣中的主要功能性成分,同时利用L9(34)正交实验法研究了Noni果渣中果胶的最佳提取工艺条件.结果表明:(1)"万维1号"Noni果渣中的主要功能性成分为多糖、总黄酮、果胶、黄酮甙和皂甙,其含量分别为249.8、87.80、43.80、9.9 mg/g和2.27 mg/g;(2)对"万维1号"Noni果渣中果胶的提取效果影响最大的因素是提取时间,其次是料液比.影响最小的是提取温度.果胶的最佳提取工艺条件为提取温度为90℃、提取时间为4.0 h、提取溶剂为0.05 mol/L HCI、料液比为1∶8,Noni果渣中果胶的含量为4.38%.

  5. Evaluation of noni (Morinda citrifolia volatile profile by dynamic headspace and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry Avaliação do perfil de voláteis em noni (Morinda citrifolia por headspace dinâmico e cromatografia gasosa-espectrometria de massas

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    Adriana Sousa

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Noni is a fruit that has interested the scientific community due to its medicinal and functional activities. Different products that contain noni are already in the market, but their consumption could be impaired by their distinctive unpleasant aroma and flavor. The aim of this work was to evaluate the noni pulp volatile profile by dynamic headspace and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Thirty seven volatile compounds were detected, mainly alcohols (63.3%, esters (26.9%, cetones (7.4%, and acids (1.2%.O noni é um fruto que tem interessado à comunidade científica por sua atividade funcional e medicinal. Já se encontram no mercado diferentes produtos que contêm noni em sua composição, mas seu consumo tem sido prejudicado por seu aroma e sabor desagradáveis. O objetivo deste trabalho foi o de avaliar o perfil de voláteis da polpa de noni pela técnica de headspace dinâmico e cromatografia gasosa-espectrometria de massas. Foram detectados 37 compostos voláteis, sendo os principais: alcoóis (63,3%, ésteres (26,9%, cetonas (7,4% e ácidos (1,2%.

  6. Inhibitory Effects of Morinda officinalis Extract on Bone Loss in Ovariectomized Rats

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    Qiao-Yan Zhang

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available The present study was undertaken to investigate the protective effects of ethanol extract from the root of Morinda Officinalis (RMO on ovariectomy-induced bone loss. Administration of RMO extract increased trabecular bone mineral content and bone mineral density of tibia, improved the levels of phosphorus (P, calcium (Ca and OPG, decreased the levels of DPD/Cr, TRAP, ACTH and corticosterone, but did not reverse the levels of ALP, TNF-α and IL-6 in serum of ovariectomized rats. These findings demonstrated that RMO extract reduced bone loss in ovariectomized rats, probably via the inhibition of bone resorption, but was not involved with bone formation. Anthraquinones and polysaccharides from Morinda officinals could be responsible for their antiosteoporotic activity, and the action mechanism of these constituents needs to be further studied. Therefore, RMO has the potential to develop a clinically useful antiosteoporotic agent.

  7. Study on Oligosaccharides from Morinda officinalis%巴戟天寡糖研究

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    冯峰; 王羚郦; 赖小平; 李远彬; 曹志梅; 周应军

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To study the oligosaccharides from Morinda officinalis How. Methods: Compounds were isolated by chroma-tography, and their structures were identified by spectral analysis and chemical evidences. Results: six compounds were isolated and i-dentified as sucrose( I ) , inulin-type trisaecharide( II ) , inulin-type hexasaccharide( III) , inulotriose( IV) , inulotetraose( V ) , inu-lopentaose( VI).Conclusion: Compound IV ,V and VI are isolated from Morinda officinalis for the first time. Morinda officinalis How; Oligosaccharides; Inulin-type oligosaccharide; Inulo-type oligosaccharide%目的:对巴戟天(Morinda officinalis)的糖类成分进行化学研究.方法:用活性炭、纤维素和硅胶等色谱法分离,用波谱法对化合物结构进行鉴定.结果:从巴戟天活性部位中分离出6个寡糖类化合物,分别为蔗糖(Ⅰ)、耐斯糖(Ⅱ)、菊粉六糖(Ⅲ)、β-D-果吡喃糖-(2→1)-β-D-果呋喃糖-(2→1)-β-D-果呋喃糖(Ⅳ)、β-D-果吡喃糖-(2→1) -β-D-果呋喃糖-(2→1)-β-D-果呋喃糖-(2→1)-β-D-果呋喃糖(Ⅴ)、β-D-果吡喃糖-(2→1)-β-D-果呋喃糖-( 2→1)-β-D-果呋喃糖-(2→1)-β-D-果呋喃糖-(2→1)-β-D-果呋喃糖(Ⅵ).结论:化合物Ⅳ-Ⅵ为首次从巴戟天属中分离出的化合物.

  8. Hepatotoxicity and nephrotoxicity evaluation in Wistar albino rats exposed to Morinda lucida leaf extract

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    Taofeeq Oduola

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Background: Aqueous extract of Morinda lucida benth leaf is consumed in Southern Nigeria in the treatment of malaria without any regard for its safety. Aim: The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of ingestion of the ethanolic leaf extract of the plant on liver and kidney functions in Wistar albino rats. Materials and Methods: Acute oral toxicity test was performed to determine the LD50; sub-chronic toxicity study was then carried out by oral administration of different doses of the extract on daily basis to different groups of rats for 42 days. The animals were subsequently sacrificed, and liver and kidney functions assessed biochemically using standard techniques. Results: The acute oral toxicity result, LD50, revealed Morinda lucida leaf extract to be non-lethal at 6400mg/kg body weight. The results obtained for liver and kidney function parameters indicated that ingestion of Morinda lucida leaf extract has no toxic effect on liver and kidney functions. Conclusion: The results can form the basis for clinical trials in humans.

  9. Hepatotoxicity and nephrotoxicity evaluation in Wistar albino rats exposed to Morinda lucida leaf extract

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Aqueous extract of Morinda lucida benth leaf is consumed in Southern Nigeria in the treatment of malaria without any regard for its safety. Aim: The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of ingestion of the ethanolic leaf extract of the plant on liver and kidney functions in Wistar albino rats. Materials and Methods: Acute oral toxicity test was performed to determine the LD 50 ; sub-chronic toxicity study was then carried out by oral administration of different doses of the extract on daily basis to different groups of rats for 42 days. The animals were subsequently sacrificed, and liver and kidney functions assessed biochemically using standard techniques. Results: The acute oral toxicity result, LD 50, revealed Morinda lucida leaf extract to be non-lethal at 6400mg/kg body weight. The results obtained for liver and kidney function parameters indicated that ingestion of Morinda lucida leaf extract has no toxic effect on liver and kidney functions. Conclusion: The results can form the basis for clinical trials in humans.

  10. Structure-activity studies: in vitro antileishmanial and antimalarial activities of anthraquinones from Morinda lucida

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    Sittie, A A; Lemmich, E; Olsen, C E

    1999-01-01

    Anthraquinones have been isolated by bioassay-guided fractionation from Morinda lucida. Structure-activity studies show that an aldehyde group at C-2 and a phenolic hydroxy group at C-3 enhance the activity of the anthraquinones against the growth of Plasmodium falciparum and promastigotes of Lei...

  11. Meroterpenos (Antraquinonas en diferentes partes de la Planta de Morinda Royoc L

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    Janetsy Borroto Blanco

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Las antraquinonas son productos del metabolismo secundario con gran importancia en la industria farmaceútica. En el presente trabajo se determina la posible presencia de estos compuestos en diferentes partes de la Morinda royoc L. El análisis cualitativo (Reacción de Bortranger mostró una fuerte coloración roja en las raíces (médula y corteza indicativo de la presencia de antraquinonas y en mucha menor intensidad en las hojas (coloración rosada muy tenue. En el análisis cuantitativo, las raíces (médula y corteza mostraron los mayores valores, seguidos por las hojas, y prácticamente nula la presencia en el resto de los órganos estudiados. El procedimiento de purificación utilizado para el estudio más detallado de las raíces mostró la presencia de antraquinonas en las fracciones más polares (3-6. De todos los resultados obtenidos quedó demostrada la presencia de compuestos isoprenoides relacionados con las antraquinonas en las raíces de la Morinda royoc L. Llegar a establecer su composición y estructura requiere de estudios más especializados como HPLC-UV/DAP, RMN y Espectroscopia de Masa.

  12. Antimicrobial Activity and Phytochemical Analysis of Morinda tinctoria Roxb. Leaf Extracts

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    K Deepti; PUmadevi; GVijayalakshmi; BVinod polarao

    2012-01-01

    Objective: The objective of the present work is to evaluate the presence of Phytochemical constituents and antimicrobial activity of different extracts of leaves of Morinda tinctoria Roxb. Methods: The serial exhaustive extraction was done with a series of solvents: Hexane, Chloroform, Ethylacetate and Methanol with increasing polarity using soxhlet apparatus. The Phytochemical analysis was done by using the standard procedures. Antimicrobial activity was evaluated by Agar well diffusion method against nine human pathogens. Results: The results revealed that the leaf extracts contain a broad spectrum of secondary metabolites: Alkaloids, Phytosterols, Flavonoids, Phenols and Triterpenes in major proportion. Methanol extract was shown to be more effective against all the organisms followed by Ethylacetate, Chloroform and Hexane extracts. Proteus vulgaris (24mm) was found to be most sensitive organism followed by Klebsiella pneumonia (21mm) and Enterococcus feacelis (21mm). Conclusions: The present study concludes that the different extracts of M. tinctoria leaves contain a broad spectrum of secondary metabolites and also exhibit antimicrobial activity against all the tested microorganisms. It can also be concluded that Morinda tinctoria plant can be exploited to discover the bioactive natural products that may serve as leads in the development of new pharmaceuticals.

  13. Effect of Morinda Tinctoria Leaves Extract on the Corrosion Inhibition of Mild Steel in Acid Medium

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    K.Krishnaveni; J.Ravichandran; A.Selvaraj

    2013-01-01

    The Morinda tinctoria (MT) plant leaves extract was prepared in aqueous and hydrochloric acid media and was used as corrosion inhibitor for mild steel in hydrochloric acid medium.MT is found to be an efficient inhibitor at room temperature and the efficiency decreases with increase in temperature.Results from colorimetric studies predict the amount of iron present in the test solution and the percentage inhibition efficiency values calculated from this data fit well with the weight loss experiments.The AC impedance studies reveal that the mild steel surface is positively charged and the process of inhibition is through charge transfer.Polarisation studies indicate the mixed nature of the inhibitor.Thermodynamic parameters obtained predict that the process of inhibition is a spontaneous one.

  14. Multi-elements determination in medical and edible Alpinia oxyphylla and Morinda officinalis and their decoctions by ICP-MS.

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    Zhao, Xiangsheng; Wei, Jianhe; Shu, Xiaoyan; Kong, Weijun; Yang, Meihua

    2016-12-01

    Contents of twenty elements (Mg, K, Ca, Na, Fe, Al, Zn, Ba, Mn, Cu, Mo, Cr, Ni, As, Se, Cd, Hg, Tl, Pb and V) in two medical and edible plant species, Alpinia oxyphylla and Morinda officinalis were simultaneously determined by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) method after microwave digestion with HNO3-H2O2 (6:1, v/v) as the digestion solvent. Certified standard reference material Poplar leaf was used to assess the accuracy of the method. The greatest contents of Mg, K, Ca, Al, Fe and Na were found in dried Alpinia oxyphylla and Morinda officinalis samples. The contents of five heavy metals including Pb, Cd, As, Hg and Cu in Alpinia oxyphylla did not exceed the limits. The contents of Pb in 76.67% samples and Cd in two batches of Morinda officinalis samples exceeded the limits set by Chinese Pharmacopeia. The contents of the selected elements in different parts (leaves, stems, roots and fruits) of Alpinia oxyphylla varied considerably. The highest concentrations of Mg, Ca, Mn and Se were found in the leaves of Alpinia oxyphylla, at the same time, while, the contents of 9 elements including Cd, Cr, Cu, As, Pb in the roots were the highest. The transfer ratios of selected elements from both species of herbs into their decoctions were reduced. Especially for the heavy metals, the transfer ratios were below 30% except As (79.73%) in Morinda officinalis. The results showed that decoction of the samples may reduce the intake of heavy metals. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. [Effect of Morinda lucida Benth. (Rubiaceae) and Newbouldia leavis P. Beauv. (Bignoniaceae) on sickling of red blood cells].

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    Joppa, K M; Vovor, A; Eklu-Gadegbeku, K; Agbonon, A; Aklikokou, K; Gbeassor, M

    2008-06-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the In vitro anti-sickling activity of two plants widely used for treatment of sickle cell disease in Togo, i.e., Morinda lucida et Newbouldia leavis. A concentration-dependent decrease in the rate of sickling was observed after incubation of red blood cells with plant extracts and 2% sodium metabisulfite as compared to incubation with 0.9% NaCl. On samples with a SS blood genotype the inhibition rate of Morinda lucida was 17.30% at a concentration of 1 mg/ml and 92.31% at a concentration of 30 mg/ml. On samples with an AS blood genotype, the inhibition rate of Morinda lucida 48.10% at a concentration of 1 mg/ml and 99.34% at a concentration of 30 mg/ml. Using Newbouldia leavis the inhibition rates at concentrations of 1 mg/ml and 30 mg/ml were 15.66% and 90.42% respectively on samples with a SS blood genotype and 64.03% and 99.02% respectively on samples with an AS blood genotype. The study protocol appeared to be adequate for both SS and AS blood genotypes since the Pearson correlation coefficient between rates measured on the two types of samples was 0.92 for Newuboulida and 0.89 for Morinda. These findings show that these two plants have clear-cut in vitro anti-sickling activity and support their use in traditional medicine.

  16. Modes of Inhibition of α-Amylase and α-Glucosidase by Aqueous Extract of Morinda lucida Benth Leaf

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    M. I. Kazeem

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder of glucose metabolism. The management of blood glucose level is the hallmark in the treatment of this disease. This may be achieved through the use of oral hypoglycemic drugs such as biguanides, insulin secretagogues, and α-glucosidase inhibitors. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the inhibitory effect of Morinda lucida leaf extracts on the activities of α-amylase and α-glucosidase. This was performed using α-amylase from Aspergillus oryzae and α-glucosidase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Aqueous extract of Morinda lucida gave the highest percentage yield (9.99% of the plant out of the three extracts (compared to acetone and ethanolic extracts and possesses the highest inhibitory activity against α-amylase (IC50 value of 2.30 mg/mL and α-glucosidase (IC50 value of 2.00 mg/mL. Kinetic analysis revealed that the aqueous extract of this plant leaf inhibited the α-amylase competitively but displayed mixed noncompetitive mode of inhibition towards α-glucosidase. It can be concluded that aqueous extract of Morinda lucida exhibited the best inhibitory activity on the two enzymes studied and the presence of phytochemicals like flavonoids, saponins, and tannins may have contributed greatly to the inhibitory activity of the plant extract.

  17. Chemopreventive Effects of Morindia Citrifolia Juice (noni on Experimental Breast Cancer in Rats: Preliminary Study

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    Ana Milena Serrano Contreras

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available This study determines the effect of Morindia citrifolia juice (Tahitian Noni® in the development of breast cancer induced by carcinogen agent 7.12-dimethylbenzanthracene (DMBA in rats. For this purpose, the breast cancer induction model 1.7-DMBA was used on Spraguey Dawley nulliparous rats of 35 days of age, randomly divided into three groups: group 1 control, which received no treatment, and groups 2 and 3, induced with DMBA at a dose of 55 mg/kg. The latter received a dose of noni juice of 4 ml/kg per day for 90 days. The results showed that a significant percentage (83.33% of the rats from the group induced with DMBA not treated with noni juice developed palpable breast tumors ( ≤ 2 cm of the ductal carcinoma in situ type and atypical ductal hyperplasia, compared to the other groups that did not develop any kind of tumors. In addition, it was found that rats that developed breast cancer had a lower weight gain and significantly increased water consumption (p < 0.05 compared to the other two groups. The results of the hematological and biochemical parameters showed no significant changes between groups. Histopathological changes compatible with liver toxicity were found in rats treated with noni juice. In conclusion, it was found in this preliminary study that noni juice has positive effects in modulating the development of breast cancer induced by DMBA.

  18. Selección de semillas y capacidad de germinación de Ficus citrifolia Mill.

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    Se analizó la selección por método gravitacional y la capacidad de germinación de semillas del higuerón (Ficus citrifolia Mill), especie identificada con la protección de vertientes en los bosques secos de la provincia de Loja. Se evidenció la germinación de semilla sedimentada con 34,5% de promedio con un máximo poder de germinación a los 15 días.

  19. Antioxidative activity and antimicrobial activity in fruit and fermented juice of Morinda citrifolia Linn.%诺丽鲜果与诺丽发酵汁的抗氧化及抑菌活性的对比研究

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    龚敏; 苏奎; 邓世明

    2010-01-01

    采用DPPH·自由基法对诺丽鲜果和诺丽发酵汁的抗氧化活性进行了对比研究,研究发现诺丽鲜果的抗氧化活性大于诺丽发酵汁.还采用了滤纸片法对诺丽鲜果及诺丽发酵汁的抑菌活性进行对比研究,研究发现诺丽发酵汁的抑菌活性高于诺丽鲜果的抑菌活性.

  20. Photosynthetic Daily Changes Characteristics of Four Different Morinda citrifolia Linn. Species in Xishuangbanna%西双版纳引种的四个诺丽品系光合日变化研究

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    李法营; 高进波; 蓝增全; 刘昌芬; 李青红

    2010-01-01

    应用Li-Cor6400便携式光合测定仪对生长在西双版纳的4个不同诺丽品系光合作用日变化进行测定.结果表明:‘小黑’和‘美国’品系的Pn呈单峰,而‘印尼’和‘海南’品系的呈现双峰,有明显的“午休”现象;‘印尼’品系的Gs日变化趋势与Pn大致一致,表明Pn的变化主要受气孔因素作用的结果;‘海南’品系的Gs日变化趋势与Pn不太一致;表明Pn的变化主要受气孔和非气孔因素共同作用的结果;PARi和Tr是对光合特性影响最大的因子.

  1. Determination of Trace Elements in Morinda Citrifolia by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry%火焰原子吸收光谱法测定海巴戟中的微量元素

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    赵俊凌

    2013-01-01

    利用火焰原子吸收光谱法研究海巴戟中微量元素的含量.将海巴戟用微波消解后,采用火焰原子吸收光谱法分别测定海巴戟中8种微量元素.海巴戟中K,Ca,Na,Mg,Zn,Fe,Mn及Cu的含量分别为695.12,223.15,871.06,363.08,581.55,225.32,86.77,13.00μg/g,回收率在94.35%-97.96%之间.海巴戟含有丰富的人体必需微量元素.

  2. 不同栽培基质对海巴戟幼苗生长的影响%Effects of Different Cultivation Substrates on the Growth of Morinda citrifolia Seedlings

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    谭运洪; 张艳军; 张远辉

    2009-01-01

    [目的]筛选比较适合海巴戟幼苗生长的基质配方.[方法]试验采用随机区组设计,以生土为对照,设6个处理:①园土+草炭土+农家肥、②椰糠+草炭土+农家肥、③椰糠+园土+农家肥、④椰糠+珍珠岩+草炭土+农家肥、⑤椰糠+珍珠岩+园土+草炭土+农家肥、⑥园土,研究6种不同栽培基质对海巴戟幼苗生长的影响.[结果]处理④的植株生长最好,与处理⑥和对照差异极显著.处理③、④的平均株高分别为22.90和21.64 cm;处理④、⑤的平均茎基分别为0.69和0.66 cm;处理③、④的平均叶片数分别为24.53和24.13;处理④的单株地上、地下部分鲜重分别达86.3和25.9 g.[结论]椰糠+珍珠岩+草炭土+农家肥(1∶1∶1∶1)为海巴戟幼苗生长的最佳配方.

  3. 海巴戟总黄酮提取工艺的响应面法优化%Optimization of Extraction Conditions of Flavonoids from Morinda citrifolia by Response Surface Methodology

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    赵俊凌

    2013-01-01

    目的 采用响应面法对海巴戟总黄酮的提取工艺进行优化.方法 在单因素实验的基础上,以乙醇浓度、提取温度、提取时间及料液比为自变量,总黄酮含量为响应值,研究各因素及其交互作用对总黄酮得率的影响.结果 最优工艺条件为,乙醇浓度95%,液料比为1∶30 g.ml-1,提取温度为87.4℃,浸提时间为120 min,提取实际值为13.991 mg·g-1.结论 采用响应面法对海巴戟黄酮提取条件进行优化合理可行.

  4. Determination of 18 amino acids in Morinda citrifolia L.by pre-column derivation RP-HPLC%柱前衍生法测定海巴戟中18种氨基酸

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    李戈; 赵俊凌

    2015-01-01

    目的:建立柱前衍生高效液相色谱法测定海巴戟中18种氨基酸的方法.方法:以2,4-二硝基氟苯为柱前衍生剂,梯度洗脱,流速1.0mL/min,检测波长为360nm,柱温为30℃.结果:18种氨基酸的线性范围分别为32-609μg/mL,r值均0.9990-0.9998,平均回收率分别为91.87%-108.56%.结论:本方法可用于海巴戟中氨基酸的测定.

  5. GC-MS analysis of volatile components in fruit and fermented juice of Morinda citrifolia%诺丽鲜果与诺丽发酵汁的挥发性成分的对比研究

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    龚敏; 符文英; 周静; 邓世明

    2009-01-01

    采用气相色谱-质谱联用方法对诺丽鲜果和诺丽发酵汁中的挥发性成分进行检测和分析.结果显示,诺丽鲜果与诺丽发酵汁中的挥发性成分主要是脂肪酸和酯类.而在诺丽鲜果中脂肪酸是主要的挥发性成分,占总挥发性成分43.34%,十八烯酸就占了20.34%;在诺丽发酵汁中主要的挥发性成分是酯类,占了总挥发性成分的74.92%,而2-羟基丙酸丁酯就占了64.36%.

  6. Study on the flower structure and flowering rule of Morinda citrifolia (Noni)%海巴戟(Noni)的花器结构和花期规律的研究

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    符洁; 何书奋; 蔡开朗

    2015-01-01

    采用田间和室内相结合,固定植株跟踪观察法,观察研究海巴戟(Noni)花器结构和花期规律.结果表明:不同品种间其花器结构无明显差异;在海南,海巴戟周年开花,单花的开花周期为35h,初开、盛开和谢花三个过程,每年的7月份为盛花期;单花序从初花至尾花开放持续时间平均45d,平均开花数20朵,授粉方式为自花授粉.论文还就花器的结构特例,花器结构对授粉方式的影响和海巴戟的果实形态是否为聚合果进行了讨论.

  7. 响应面法优化诺丽多糖提取工艺%Optimization of Extraction Conditions of Polysaccharide from Morinda citrifolia by Response Surface Methodology

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    李戈; 赵俊凌

    2015-01-01

    目 的采用响应面法对诺丽多糖的提取工艺进行优化.方法 在单因素实验的基础上,以提取温度、液料比、提取时间为自变量,总多糖含量为响应值,研究各因素及其交互作用对总多糖得率的影响.结果 最优工艺条件为,液料比为1∶40g· mL-1,提取温度为100C,浸提时间为4h,提取实际值为9.677mg·g-1.结论 采用响应面法优化诺丽总多糖提取工艺是合理可行的,实验结果将为诺丽多糖新产品研发提供物质基础.

  8. Investigation on Diversity of Endophytic Bacterial Community in Xisha Wild Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) Seed%西沙野生诺尼种子内生细菌群落多样性的初步研究

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    刘洋; 李辉; 李金霞; 曹艳花; 姚粟; 白飞荣; 谭望桥; 程池

    2013-01-01

    通过构建16S rDNA克隆文库的非培养方法对我国西沙野生诺尼种子内生细菌群落结构多样性进行研究,共涉及Proteobacteria、Firmicutes、Bacteroidetes及Actinobacteria四大类群,包含33个属,42个OTU,优势菌属(丰度)依次为Enterobacter sp.(17.55%)、Bacillus sp.(16.79%)、Acinetobacter sp.(6.11%)、Pseudomonas sp.(6.11%)及Piscinibacter sp.(6.11%).这是国内外首次利用非培养方法针对诺尼种子内生细菌群落多样性进行研究的报道.

  9. Determination of polysaccharide in fruits of morinda citrifolia and analysi s of its component%海巴戟果水提物中多糖含量的测定及组成分析

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    刘海青; 张娜; 徐剑锋; 徐桂云

    2008-01-01

    采用苯酚-硫酸法测定了海巴戟果水提物中多糖的含量.测定波长490 nm,多糖换算因子f=1.26;在8~56 mg/L 范围内,其浓度与吸收度线性关系良好,R2=0.9984;多糖的平均回收率为100.15 %,RSD为0.8%(n=9);测定海巴戟果水提物中多糖的含量为11.7 7 %.气相色谱法分析结果表明,海巴戟果多糖是由岩藻糖、木糖、甘露糖、半乳糖、果糖等单糖组成.

  10. Determination of Free Water-soluble Vitamins in Cook Noni (Morinda citrifolia) Juice by HPLC%HPLC法测定库克Noni果汁中游离态水溶性维生素

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    李昌; 谢明勇; 陈军辉; 聂少平; 黄优生

    2006-01-01

    采用HPLC法测定Noni果汁中游离态的抗坏血酸(Vc)、硫胺素(VB1)和烟酰胺(VB5),其测定条件为:色谱柱为Alltima C18柱,流动相为甲醇-0.01%磷酸(3:7,V/V),流速为1.0 mL/min,进样量为20 μL,柱温为室温,采用二极管阵列检测器在251 nm下检测.在上述色谱测定条件下三种维生素能得到良好分离.结果表明,该方法灵敏度高,定量准确,重现性好,回收率高.所测Noni果汁中三种维生素的含量分别为:Vc 0.354 mg/mL,VB1 0.066 3 mg/mL,VB5 0.131 mg/mL.说明Noni果汁中三种必需维生素含量丰富,可作为维生素缺乏的营养补充剂;所建立的测定方法可作为一种Noni果汁生产质量控制方法.

  11. 海巴戟天愈伤组织诱导及细胞悬浮培养试验%Study on callus induction and cell suspension culture of Morinda citrifolia

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    张志强; 李永成

    2014-01-01

    以海巴戟天叶脉作为外植体,在B5培养基上诱导出淡黄色、疏松愈伤组织,通过增殖后接种到液体培养基中,建立细胞悬浮培养体系,并对影响细胞悬浮培养的培养基种类、接种量、pH值、蔗糖含量等因素进行了研究.结果表明:B5+ 1mg/L2,4-D+ 0.1 mg/L 6-BA能诱导出淡黄色、质地疏松的愈伤组织;较佳愈伤组织增殖培养基为B5+2 mg/L NAA+ 0.2 mg/L KT;细胞在B5+2 mg/L NAA+ 0.2 mg/L KT培养基中悬浮培养,接种量60 g/L(细胞鲜重)、蔗糖4%、pH值5.8、100 r/min、27℃下暗培养,海巴戟天悬浮细胞比生长速率为0.0836 d-1,总蒽醌含量367.8 mg/L,培养周期27~30 d.

  12. Content and Relative Molecular Weight Determination of the Polysaccharide in Cook Noni(Morinda citrifolia) Juice%库克Noni果汁多糖含量及分子量测定

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    李昌; 谢明勇; 聂少平; 万茵

    2007-01-01

    建立测定库克Noni果汁中多糖含量及分子量的方法.通过醇沉法分离Noni果汁多糖,进一步分离纯化得到均一多糖组分;用精制Noni果汁多糖测得该多糖对葡萄糖的换算因子,对多糖含量进行定量测定;并通过SE-HPLC(Size Exclusion-High Performance Liquid Chromatography)法测定了该多糖的相对分子量.结果表明,多糖含量测定方法简便可行,供试液在4 h内显色稳定,重现性较好,平均回收率为99.3%,RSD为1.93%(n=3);测得该多糖的相对分子量为1140 KDa.

  13. Distribution and Nutritional Evaluation of Primary Functional Components in Morinda citrifolia%诺丽果实和叶中主要功能性物质的分布与营养评价

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    张伟敏; 符文英; 施瑞城; 张海德

    2008-01-01

    为了综合开发诺丽系列食品,分析研究诺丽果和叶中主要营养与功能性物质的分布与营养价值.结果表明:叶子中的蛋白质、脂肪和水分的含量要明显高于果实(p<0.05),而还原糖和VC的含量则明显低于果实(p<0.05).且叶中必需氨基酸的含量要明显高于果实(p<0.05),诺丽果实和叶中均含有丰富的微量元素.而叶中的微量元素要明显高于诺丽果实.在同一诺丽品种中,其不同部位中的主要营养成分与功能性成分有所不同;且诺丽果和叶中所含有这些成分和物质,表明诺丽果和叶具有较好的开发潜力和价值.

  14. Isolation and identification of endophytic bacteria from the fruit of Morinda citrifolia(Noni)%海巴戟天(诺尼)果内生细菌的初步分离与鉴定

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    程池; 曹艳花; 姚粟; 李金霞; 李辉; 刘洋

    2014-01-01

    首次对采自我国海南三亚市诺尼植物果实内生细菌进行初步分离与鉴定研究,相关研究为诺尼果内生菌研究奠定基础.采用传统微生物学分离培养方法对28℃培养条件下分离得到的15株细菌进行16S rDNA扩增和系统发育分析.研究表明,分离得到的15株诺尼果内生细菌分属于变形菌门(Proteobacteria)、厚壁菌门(Firmicutes)和放线菌门(Actinobacteria)3个类群,包括甲基杆菌属(Methylobacterium sp.)、鞘氨醇单胞菌属(Sphingomonas sp.)、芽孢杆菌属(Bacillus sp.)、节杆菌属(Arthrobacter sp.)、棒杆菌属(Corynebacterium sp.)、考克氏菌属(Kocuria sp.)和链霉菌属(Streptomyces sp.)7个属的11个已知种.研究结果表明,诺尼果中内生细菌具有较为丰富的多样性,获得了一批应用前景广泛的诺尼果内生细菌资源.

  15. 干燥条件对海巴戟天果中水分和蒽醌类化合物含量的影响%The Effects of Drying Conditions on Moisture Transfer and Anthraquinones Contents in Morinda Citrifolia

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    2016-01-01

    在真空干燥、密闭干燥、热风干燥条件下,研究干燥温度为50 ℃、60 ℃、70 ℃和样品厚度(1 mm、2 mm、3 mm)对海巴戟天果的干燥动力学和蒽醌类化合物含量的影响.水分的干燥曲线表明干燥动力学和有效水分扩散率的关系,阿伦尼乌斯方程则表示扩散系数与温度的关系.干燥条件、样品厚度(1 mm、2 mm和3 mm厚度)以及干燥温度影响干燥率和蒽醌类化合物含量.真空干燥条件具有更高的干燥效率,水分扩散率和葸醌类化合物含量均较高.当样品厚度为3 mm,真空条件下扩散系数8.82×10-10 m2/S,活化能为36.52 K J/mol.

  16. 诺丽鲜果与诺丽发酵汁化学成分研究%Studies on the Chemical Constituents of Fruit and Fermented Juice of Morinda citrifolia L.

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    龚敏; 苏奎; 杨先会; 符文英; 邓世明

    2011-01-01

    目的 对诺丽鲜果与诺丽发酵汁化学成分进行对比研究.方法 应用硅胶柱层析、葡聚糖凝胶柱层析、结晶等方法对诺丽鲜果及诺丽发酵汁的化学成分进行了分离纯化,并结合现代波谱技术对诺丽鲜果和诺丽发酵汁的化学成分进行了鉴定.结果 从诺丽鲜果中分离并鉴定出了β-谷甾醇、异东莨菪辛内脂、熊果酸、熊果酸甲酯共4个化合物.而从诺丽发酵汁中分离鉴定出了β-谷甾醇、双-[(2-乙基)乙基]邻苯二甲酸酯、东莨菪亭内脂共3个化合物.结论 诺丽鲜果与诺丽发酵汁中共有的化学成分为β-谷苗醇.

  17. The Analysis on Correlation between Yield and Growth Vigor Factors of Morinda Citrifolia%诺丽果结果量与生长势因素相关性分折

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    杨丽薇

    2010-01-01

    文章以海南省林业科学研究所云龙种苗基地15月生诺丽果林6个样方共36株为观测对象,分别以树高、地-径、平均冠幅、分枝数为生长势指标,探讨各项指标与诺丽果结果量的相关性,通过总体相关性方差分析结果表明:诺丽果树高、地径和冠幅大小对结果量的影响达到极显著水平,分枝数对结果量的影响达到显著水平.在此基础上,采用进入和逐步回归分析法进行分析,建立树高、地径、平均冠幅、分枝数预测诺丽果结果量方程模型为:y=-72.584-0.015x1+25.127x2+0.352x3-1.004x4或y=-72.561+24.854x2+0.346x3-1.001x4,对预测诺丽果结果量具有科学参考价值,可为评价诺丽果种植水平及诺丽果产品开发和市场拓展提供科学决策依据.

  18. Observation and study on Morinda citrifolia blossom habit and pollination methods%海巴戟开花习性与授粉方式的观察和研究

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    何书奋; 符洁; 林道哲; 邢诒旺; 符文英

    2013-01-01

    采用了田间和室内相结合,固定植株跟踪观察的方法,对海巴戟(Noni)开花习性与授粉方式进行了观察研究.结果表明:海巴戟在海南周年开花,开花的数量和质量一年四季有所不同,开花盛期为每年的4-7月.每朵花从开放到凋谢的时阃平均2d,开花高峰期在每天清晨9-10h,下午也有开花,授粉后花辩掉落.单花序从初花至尾花开放持续时间平均42d,平均开花数20朵,海巴戟授粉方式为自花授粉.文中就双受精对海巴戟果实膨大的影响,花器结构对授粉方式的影响等展开了讨论.

  19. Communities Diversity of Endophytic Bacteria from Fruit of Morinda citrifolia (Noni)%西沙野生诺尼内生细菌群落多样性初步研究

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    曹艳花; 刘洋; 姚粟; 李金霞; 谭望桥; 程池

    2014-01-01

    采用构建16S rDNA克隆文库方法,首次对我国海南永兴岛西沙野生诺尼果内生细菌的群落结构和多样性进行初步研究.首次采用Mothur软件对诺尼果内生细菌克隆文库数据进行分析,构建Mothur软件数据分析平台.构建的西沙野生诺尼果内生细菌16S rDNA克隆文库中,93个克隆分属于12个不同可操作分类单元(operational taxonomic units,OTU),序列比对结果表明大部分克隆与已知细菌16S rDNA序列相似性较高.分别属于变形菌门(Proteobacteria)的Alpha、Beta、Gamma亚群,放线菌门(Actinobacteria)和厚壁菌门(Firmicutes).水库杆菌属(Piscinibacter sp.)细菌为野生诺尼果内生细菌优势菌群.优势菌属分别为水库杆菌属(Piscinibacter sp.)为80.65%,蛋白胨菌属(Peptoniphilus sp.)和链球菌属(Streptococcus sp.)均为3.23%,甲基杆菌属(Methylobacterium sp.)为2.15%.研究结果表明西沙野生诺尼果中存在较为丰富的内生细菌资源,将为进一步研究奠定理论基础.

  20. 诺丽(NONI)果与叶中总黄酮的提取工艺%Study on extracting method of flavonoid from fruit and leaf of morinda citrifolia

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    云韵琴; 符文英; 符传贤

    2009-01-01

    利用L9 (34) 正交试验法研究了Noni果与叶中总黄酮的提取工艺条件及其含量测定.结果表明:对Noni果中总黄酮的提取效果影响最大的因素是提取时间,其次是乙醇浓度和提取温度,影响最小的是料液比.总黄酮的最佳提取工艺条件为提取温度为75℃,提取时间为4.0h,提取溶剂为75%的乙醇,料液比为1 ∶ 30,Noni果粗提物中总黄酮的含量为22.91mg/g.对Noni果叶中总黄酮的提取效果影响最大的因素是提取温度,其次是料液比和乙醇浓度,影响最小的是提取时间.总黄酮的最佳提取工艺条件为提取温度为85℃,提取时间为4.0h,提取溶剂为80%的乙醇,料液比为1 ∶ 35,其总黄酮的得率为33.04mg/g.

  1. Investigation on diversity of entophytic fungus community in Xisha wild Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) seed%西沙野生诺尼种子内生真菌的群落多样性

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    程池; 李辉; 刘洋; 李金霞; 姚粟; 白飞荣; 谭望桥

    2013-01-01

    采用种子表面灭菌、菌种分离与纯化、ITS rDNA和26S rDNA D1/D2区序列测定和系统发育分析方法,对西沙野生诺尼种子内生真菌群落多样性进行了初步研究.从诺尼种子中共分离到内生真菌48株,其中酵母菌39株,霉菌9株;39株酵母菌分属于4个属内的5个种,其中榛针孢酵母(Eremothecium coryli)、Pseudozyma aphidis和浅黄隐球酵母(Cryptococcus flavescens)为优势种,分别占总菌株数的31.25%、27.08%和16.67%;9株霉菌分属于4个属内的4个种,其中Phaeoacremonium sp.和赤霉属(Gibberella sp.)是霉菌中相对优势的种,分别占总菌株数的8.33%和6.25%.研究结果表明,西沙野生诺尼种子中存在大量内生真菌,且种类丰富,其中酵母菌占绝对优势,部分优势种具有潜在的药用价值.

  2. Changes of Total Flavonoids Content in Vegetative Organs of Morinda citrifolia (Noni) in Different Growth Periods%诺丽营养器官内的总黄酮含量及消长规律

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    孟蕲翾; 崔孟媛; 吴友根; 杨东梅; 张军锋

    2014-01-01

    利用紫外分光光度法对诺丽(Noni)营养器官及枝叶不同生长阶段中总黄酮含量的消长规律进行研究,以探索诺丽营养器官内总黄酮的动态积累,为生产中确定适宜的采收期及其采收部位提供依据.结果表明:(1)该方法测定诺丽中总黄酮含量重复性好,稳定性强,加标回收率达99.66%,测试结果稳定可靠;(2)诺丽各器官总黄酮的含量顺序为:90 d叶>270 d叶>30 d叶>毛状根>210 d叶>150 d叶>侧根>330 d叶>主根>嫩枝>老枝>2年生枝>多年生枝>1年生枝.结果表明,对诺丽中总黄酮的开发利用应重点选择叶片,采摘生长270 d的叶入药,有利于植株生长,并可提高诺丽资源的综合利用率.

  3. Separation and Screening of Endophytic Bacteria in Xisha Wild Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) Seed%西沙野生诺尼种子内生细菌的分离与筛选

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    程池; 刘洋; 曹艳花; 李辉; 李金霞; 姚粟; 谭望桥

    2013-01-01

    通过微生物培养方法首次对我国西沙野生诺尼种子内生细菌进行分离及筛选,共得到20株内生细菌,经形态学观察、16S rDNA扩增及系统发育分析,将其归为变形菌门(Proteobacteria)中的肠杆菌(Enterobacter sp.)、伯克霍尔德氏菌(Burkholderia sp.)和泛菌(Pantoea sp.)3个菌属.

  4. GC-MS Analysis of the Ethyl Ether Soaking Extraction from Morinda citrifolia Seeds%诺丽籽乙醚冷浸提取物的GC-MS分析

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    张伟敏; 却志群; 云韵琴; 施瑞城

    2009-01-01

    为分析诺丽(Noni)籽乙醚冷浸提取物中的成分,采用乙醚冷浸提取法提取诺丽籽中的成分,应用气相色谱-质谱联用法对化学成分进行鉴定,用峰面积归一化法测定各个化合物在乙醚冷浸提取物中的相对百分含量.鉴定出45个峰中的35个化合物,占提取物总含量的96.52%.主要化合物为酸和酯类化合物,其中酸类化合物占42.89%;酯类化合物占45.92%;苯衍生物占2.69%,另外,还含有少量的烷烃占0.56%等.

  5. Phytochemical screening and chemical variability in volatile oils of aerial parts of Morinda morindoides.

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    Kiazolu, J Boima; Intisar, Azeem; Zhang, Lingyi; Wang, Yun; Zhang, Runsheng; Wu, Zhongping; Zhang, Weibing

    2016-10-01

    Morinda morindoides is an important Liberian traditional medicine for the treatment of malaria, fever, worms etc. The plant was subjected to integrated approaches including phytochemical screening and gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analyses. Phytochemical investigation of the powdered plant revealed the presence of phenolics, tannins, flavonoids, saponins, terpenes, steroidal compounds and volatile oil. Steam distillation followed by GC-MS resulted in the identification of 47 volatiles in its aerial parts: 28 were in common including various bioactive volatiles. Major constituents of leaves were phytol (43.63%), palmitic acid (8.55%) and geranyl linalool (6.95%) and stem were palmitic acid (14.95%), eicosane (9.67%) and phytol (9.31%), and hence, a significant difference in the percentage composition of aerial parts was observed. To study seasonal changes, similarity analysis was carried out by calculating correlation coefficient (r) and vector angle cosine (z) that were more than 0.91 for stem-to-stem and leaf-to-leaf batches indicating considerable consistency.

  6. In vitro multiplication of Morinda royoc L. in Temporary Immersion Systems

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    Elio Jiménez

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Morinda royoc L. is a medicinal plant which has identified numerous secondary metabolites important for medical and pharmaceutical industry. The use of in vitro culture techniques could contribute to the production of these. The aim of this work was to multiply M. royoc using Temporary Immersion System (TIS. It was used TIS of 1000 ml capacity. Each contained 250 ml MS medium with 4.4 μM benzyladenine (BA and 2.9 μM indole acetic acid (IAA. The SIT were inoculated with 30 individual explants (shoot tips and nodal segments. It was determined the effect of the immersion frequency (two, four and six immersions of two minutes per day and the type of explants (shoot tips, nodal segments on the multiplication of shoots and biomass production. It was found that with four and six immersions per day the highest values of multiplication coefficient and shoot length were obtained. The maximum biomass production was achieved with six immersions per day. No hyperhidricity symptoms were observed in shoots. It was noted that the nodal segments produced more shoots per explant, increased multiplication coefficient and biomass than the apex, while the latter resulted in longer shoots. Keywords: micropropagation, shoots multiplication

  7. [Study on intestinal absorption features of oligosaccharides in Morinda officinalis How. with sigle-pass perfusion].

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    Deng, Shao-Dong; Zhang, Peng; Lin, Li; Xiao, Feng-Xia; Lin, Jing-Ran

    2015-01-01

    To study the in situ intestinal absorption of five oligosaccharides contained in Morinda officinalis How. (sucrose, kestose, nystose, 1F-Fructofuranosyinystose and Bajijiasu). The absorption of the five oligosaccharides in small intestine (duodenum, jejunum and ileum) and colon of rats and their contents were investigated by using in situ single-pass perfusion model and HPLC-ELSD. The effects of drug concentration, pH in perfusate and P-glycoprotein inhibitor on the intestinal absorption were investigated to define the intestinal absorption mechanism of the five oligosaccharides in rats. According to the results, all of the five oligosaccharides were absorbed in the whole intestine, and their absorption rates were affected by the pH of the perfusion solution, drug concentration and intestinal segments. Verapamil Hydrochloride could significantly increase the absorptive amount of sucrose and Bajijiasu, suggesting sucrose and Bajijiasu are P-gp's substrate. The five oligosaccharides are absorbed mainly through passive diffusion in the intestinal segments, without saturated absorption. They are absorbed well in all intestines and mainly in duodenum and jejunum.

  8. Rapid bioassay for the study of growth promoting activity of Morinda pubescens leaf extract

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    Desai Nivas; Gaikwad DK

    2013-01-01

    Objective: To study the influence of aqueous extracts of Morinda pubescens Smith. (M. pubescens) on the germination (%) and seedling growth (fresh and dry weight) of wheat and fenugreek. Methods:The various concentrations (0.05%, 0.1%, 0.15%, 0.25%, 0.50%, 1%, 1.25% and 2.5%) of these AE were prepared and used for the germination trials. Distilled water was used as control. Results:Aqueous extracts at the concentration of 0.15% and 0.25% shows significant stimulatory effect on seed germination and seedling growth of wheat and fenugreek which also found significant in the significant enhancement in root and shoot legth, vigour index and mobilization efficiency of wheat as compared to control, while fenugreek seeds exhibits stimulatory response at these concentrations. It was also noticed that seed germination and seedling growth is sensitive to higher concentrations of leaf extract showing its inhibitory allelopathic effect. Conclusion: These findings indicate that aqueous leaf extract of M. pubescens possess biotonic potential.

  9. Amelioration of oxidative stress in bio-membranes and macromolecules by non-toxic dye from Morinda tinctoria (Roxb.) roots.

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    Bhakta, Dipita; Siva, Ramamoorthy

    2012-06-01

    Plant dyes have been in use for coloring and varied purposes since prehistoric times. A red dye found in the roots of plants belonging to genus Morinda is a well recognized coloring ingredient. The dye fraction obtained from the methanolic extract of the roots of Morinda tinctoria was explored for its role in attenuating damages caused by H(2)O(2)-induced oxidative stress. The antioxidant potential of the dye fraction was assessed through DPPH radical scavenging, deoxyribose degradation and inhibition of lipid peroxidation in mice liver. It was subsequently screened for its efficiency in extenuating damage incurred to biomembrane (using erythrocytes and their ghost membranes) and macromolecules (pBR322 DNA, lipids and proteins) from exposure to hydrogen peroxide. In addition, the non-toxic nature of the dye was supported by the histological evaluation conducted on the tissue sections from the major organs of Swiss Albino mice as well as effect on Hep3B cell line (human hepatic carcinoma). The LC-MS confirms the dye fraction to be morindone. Our study strongly suggests that morindone present in the root extracts of M. tinctoria, in addition to being a colorant, definitely holds promise in the pharmaceutical industry.

  10. Cytoprotective effects of Morinda officinalis against hydrogen peroxide-induced oxidative stress in Leydig TM3 cells

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    Mun-Seog Chang; Won-Nam Kim; Woong-Mo Yang; Hyu-Young Kim; Ji-Hoon Oh; Seong-Kyu Park

    2008-01-01

    Aim: To investigate the antioxidant effects of Morinda officinalis (Morindae radix, MR) on H202-induced oxidative stress in cultured mouse TM3 Leydig cells. Methods: We carded out 2,2-diphenyl-l-picrylhydrazyl free radical scavenging, 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide, lipid peroxidation, testosterone enzyme immunoassay, superoxide dismutase (SOD), and catalase (CAT) assays in Leydig TM3 cells. Results: MR showed a 47.8% 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical scavenging effect in TM3 cells with no significant cytotoxicity. Oxi- dative stress was induced in TM3 cells with 100 μmol H2O2, and treatment of the cells with 250 μg/mL MR showed the most significant protective effect (64%, P < 0.001) in the cell viability assay with a decreased lipid peroxidation level (1.75 nmol/mg protein, P < 0.05), increased testosterone production (43.5 pg/mL), and improvements in SOD activity (7.49 units of SOD/mg protein, P < 0.001) and CAT activity (74.6 units of CAT/mg protein, P < 0.001). Conclusion: These findings indicate that MR, as an antioxidant, protects functions of cultured mouse TM3 Leydig cells from H2O2-induced oxidative stress. (Asian J Androl 2008 Jul; 10: 667-674)

  11. Insecticidal activity and chemical composition of the Morinda lucida essential oil against pulse beetle Callosobruchus maculatus.

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    Owolabi, Moses S; Padilla-Camberos, Eduardo; Ogundajo, Akintayo L; Ogunwande, Isiaka A; Flamini, Guido; Yusuff, Olaniyi K; Allen, Kirk; Flores-Fernandez, Karen Isabel; Flores-Fernandez, Jose Miguel

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    Insecticidal activity of essential oil extracted from Morinda lucida was tested on pulse beetle Callosobruchus maculatus, which is a pest that causes serious damage to several pulses. The insecticidal activity was compared with two pesticides, Phostoxin and Primo-ban-20. 120 mixed sex adult C. maculatus were introduced, along with 30 g of cowpeas. Four concentrations (0.40, 0.20, 0.10, and 0.05 μg/mL) of the M. lucida essential oil, Phostoxin, and Primo-ban-20 were tested. Essential oil chemical composition was analyzed by GC-MS. M. lucida essential oil showed a high toxicological effect, producing 100% mortality after 72 hours at a dose of 0.20 μg/mL. M. lucida essential oil had a potent insecticidal activity (LC90 = 0.629 μg/mL) compared to both pesticides, Phostoxin (LC90 = 0.652 μg/mL) and Primo-ban-20 (LC90 = 0.726 μg/mL), at 24 h. The main compounds of the essential oil were the oxygenated monoterpenoids, 1,8-cineole (43.4%), and α-terpinyl acetate (14.5%), and the monoterpene hydrocarbons, mostly sabinene (8.2%) and β-pinene (4.0%). Results clearly indicate that M. lucida essential oil can be used as an effective alternative for pulse beetle C. maculatus control, and it could be tested against other pulse beetles affecting Asia and Africa and throughout the world, thereby reducing use of synthetic pesticides.

  12. Insecticidal Activity and Chemical Composition of the Morinda lucida Essential Oil against Pulse Beetle Callosobruchus maculatus

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Insecticidal activity of essential oil extracted from Morinda lucida was tested on pulse beetle Callosobruchus maculatus, which is a pest that causes serious damage to several pulses. The insecticidal activity was compared with two pesticides, Phostoxin and Primo-ban-20. 120 mixed sex adult C. maculatus were introduced, along with 30 g of cowpeas. Four concentrations (0.40, 0.20, 0.10, and 0.05 μg/mL of the M. lucida essential oil, Phostoxin, and Primo-ban-20 were tested. Essential oil chemical composition was analyzed by GC-MS. M. lucida essential oil showed a high toxicological effect, producing 100% mortality after 72 hours at a dose of 0.20 μg/mL. M. lucida essential oil had a potent insecticidal activity (LC90 = 0.629 μg/mL compared to both pesticides, Phostoxin (LC90 = 0.652 μg/mL and Primo-ban-20 (LC90 = 0.726 μg/mL, at 24 h. The main compounds of the essential oil were the oxygenated monoterpenoids, 1,8-cineole (43.4%, and α-terpinyl acetate (14.5%, and the monoterpene hydrocarbons, mostly sabinene (8.2% and β-pinene (4.0%. Results clearly indicate that M. lucida essential oil can be used as an effective alternative for pulse beetle C. maculatus control, and it could be tested against other pulse beetles affecting Asia and Africa and throughout the world, thereby reducing use of synthetic pesticides.

  13. 巴戟天寡糖抗抑郁作用的研究进展%Research advance of morinda officinalis oligosaccharides in treatment of depression

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    邹连勇; 张鸿燕

    2012-01-01

    Traditional Chinese medicine Morinda officinalis How has complicated chemical constituents and pharmacological effects. In the recent studies on the pharmacological effects of morinda officinalis how by modern pharmacological methods, it was found that its extracts had antidepressant activities in several kinds of animal depression models, and the main ingredients were considered as bajitian oligosaccharide. In addition, bajitian oligo-saccharide also could protect the nerve cells from the damage of corticosterone. Confirmed by a number of clinical trials, morinda officinalis oligose capsules have similar effectiveness to fluoxetine in depressive disorder with mild adverse reactions. This article reviewed the progress of the studies on the antidepressant effects and toxicology of morinda officinalis how.%中药巴戟天化学成分及药理作用复杂.近年来采用现代药理学方法研究巴戟天的药理作用,发现巴戟天提取物在多种抑郁动物模型中具有抗抑郁效果,其主要成分为一组菊淀粉型寡糖同系物.另外,巴戟天寡糖还能够保护神经细胞免受皮质酮的损伤.已有多项临床试验证实巴戟天寡糖胶囊能够治疗轻中度抑郁症,疗效与氟西汀相当,且不良反应较轻.本研究综述目前巴戟天的毒理学及抗抑郁研究进展.

  14. Antibacterial Activity of the Isolation Ethyl Acetate-Soluble Extract Noni Fruit (Morindra citrifolia L.) against Meat Bacterial Decay

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    Nugraheni, E. R.; Nurrakhman, M. B. E.; Munawaroh, H.; Saputri, L.

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    Noni (Morindra citrifolia L.) is native to Indonesia which have medicinal properties. One of them as an antibacterial. This study aims to determine the antibacterial activity of isolates from the ethanol extract noni fruit to bacterial decay meat is Bacillus licheniformis, Klebsiella pneumonia, Bacillus alvei, Acinetobacter calcoaceticus, and Staphylococcus saprophyticus. The extraction process using the maceration method, and then made a partition by centrifugation ethyl acetate. Soluble part partition showed bacterial growth inhibition activity of the strong to very strong. Furthermore, the ethyl acetate soluble partition on preparative thin layer chromatography produced 5 isolates. Isolates obtained antibacterial activity test performed with a concentration of 20% and 30%. The results of antibacterial test against bacteria test isolates, showing isolates A can not inhibit the growth of bacteria, isolates B and C have medium activity and strong, isolates D and E isolates have activity against bacteria that were tested. MIC and MBC test results showed that the isolates B gives an inhibitory effect (bacteriostatic) against all bacteria. Content analysis of compounds by TLC using the reagents cerium (IV) sulfate indicates a phenol group. Isolates B contains a major compound which can be used as an antibacterial candidate in food preservation replace chemical preservatives.

  15. Pengaruh Perbandingan Sari Mengkudu dengan Sari Nenas dan Lama Pemanasan terhadap Mutu Permen Mengkudu Mix

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    The research was conducted to determine the effect of comparison of noni with pineapple juices and time of heating on the quality of mix noni candy. This research was performed in January 2013 – April 2013 at the Laboratory of Food Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Sumatera Utara, Medan, using completely randomized design with two factors, i.e. : the comparison of noni with pineapple juices (S) (70% : 30%; 60% : 40%; 50% : 50%; 60% : 40%) and time of heating (L) (20 minutes, 2...

  16. Removal of fluoride from drinking water using aluminum hydroxide coated activated carbon prepared from bark of Morinda tinctoria

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    Amalraj, Augustine; Pius, Anitha

    2016-10-01

    The aim of this study is to design and develop a novel cost effective method for fluoride removal, applicable to rural areas of developing countries. Adsorption is widely considered as one of the appropriate technologies for water defluoridation. This study investigates the feasibility of using low-cost biomass based activated carbon from the bark of Morinda tinctoria coated with aluminum hydroxide (AHAC) for water defluoridation, at neutral pH range. Characterization of AHAC was done through IR, SEM with EDAX studies before and after fluoride treatment. The fluoride adsorption capacity of AHAC as a function of contact time, pH and initial fluoride concentration was investigated. The role of co-existing interfering ions also was studied. The isotherm and kinetic models were used to understand the nature of the fluoride adsorption onto AHAC. Freundlich isotherm and intra-particle diffusion were the best-fitting models for the adsorption of fluoride on AHAC. Fluoride adsorption kinetics well fitted with pseudo-second order model. The results showed excellent fluoride adsorption capacity was found to be 26.03 mg g-1 at neutral pH.

  17. Synthesis of eco-friendly silver nanoparticles from Morinda tinctoria leaf extract and its larvicidal activity against Culex quinquefasciatus.

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    Kumar, K Ramesh; Nattuthurai, N; Gopinath, Ponraj; Mariappan, Tirupathi

    2015-02-01

    Mosquitoes are the major vector for the transmission of malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, filariasis, chikungunya and Japanese encephalitis, and they accounted for global mortality and morbidity with increased resistance to common insecticides. The aim of this study was to investigate the larvicidal potential of the acetone leaf extracts of Morinda tinctoria and synthesized silver nanoparticles against third instar larvae of Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae). Nanoparticles are being used in many commercial applications. It was found that aqueous silver ions can be reduced by aqueous extract of plant parts to generate extremely stable silver nanoparticles in water. Synthesized AgNPs were characterized by ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) spectroscopy, Atomic force microscopy (AFM) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) analysis. The synthesized silver nanoparticles have also been tested against the third instar larvae of C. quinquefasciatus. The leaf extract and the AgNPs high mortality values were 50 % lethal concentration (LC50) = 8.088 and 1.442 ppm against C. quinquefasciatus, respectively. The results recorded from ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy support the biosynthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles. These results suggest that the leaf extract of M. tinctoria and synthesis of AgNPs have the potential to be used as an ideal eco-friendly approach for the control of C. quinquefasciatus. By this approach, it is suggestive that this rapid synthesis of nanoparticles would be proper for developing a biological process for mosquito control.

  18. EFFECT OF DICHLOROMETHANE-ETHANOL EXTRACT OF MORINDA MORINDOIDES (BACKER MILNE-REDHEAD (RUBIACEAE (ETDE ON RABBIT CAROTID BLOOD PRESSURE

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    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Morinda morindoides (Backer Milne-Redhead (Rubiaceae is used by the people of west and central Africa for the treatment of diarrhea. The dichloromethane/ethanol extract of M. morindoides (Back (ETDE known to be used orally, will be in direct contact with the nobles organs. This study is conduced to see if this extract has effects on the body more precisely on blood pressure. ETDE injected intravenously (10.40 mg/kg b.w to 31.19 mg/kg b.w provoked a decrease in the arterial blood pressure (hypotension in a dose-dependent manner (ED50 = 7.08 mg/kg b.w. ETDE at 41.58 mg/kg b.w induce a maximum and irreversible hypotension which leads to the death of the animal. The effects induced by ETDE were inhibited in the presence of atropine at a concentration of 4.46 ×10-4 mg/kg b.w. Our observations, regarding the effects of ETDE on the high blood pressure initiated by adrenaline, showed that the hypertensive effects induced by adrenalin were totally inhibited by ETDE. ETDE induced a dose-dependent hypotension and reversible and his antihypertensive effect could militate for its use in the treatment of hypertension.

  19. Antioxidant and cytotoxic effects of hexane extract ofMorinda pubescens leaves in human liver cancer cell line

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    Jaya Kumar D; Jaya Santhi R

    2012-01-01

    ABSTRACT Objective:To evaluate the antioxidant and cytotoxic effects of hexane extract ofMorinda pubescens leaves and to find the primary bioactive compound responsible for antioxidant and cytotoxic activities.Methods: The individual compounds were isolated using column chromatography and were characterized by spectroscopic techniques. The antioxidant activity was evaluated for all individual isolated compounds byDPPH method usingL-Ascorbic acid as standard and cytotoxicity was assessed for the extract and the hyoscyamine byMTT assay, caspase test andRT-PCR study.Results:The antioxidant activity of the isolated compounds and the extract increased as the concentration increased. One of the isolated compound hyoscyamine showed the high antioxidant activity. The extract and the hyoscyamine dose-dependently decreased the cell viability in HepG2 cells. Hyoscyamine induced caspase-3mediated apoptosis. Up regulation of p53 gene expression provides cue for apoptotic activity of hyoscyamine. Conclusions: The results indicate that hexane extract possessed potent antioxidant and cytotoxic activity and hyoscyamine is the principal bioactive compound in hexane extract.

  20. Bioefficacy of Morinda tinctoria and Pongamia glabra plant extracts against the malaria vector Anopheles stephensi (Diptera: Culicidae

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    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Mosquito-borne diseases have an economic impact, including loss in commercial and labour outputs, particularly in countries with tropical and subtropical climates; however, no part of the world is free from vector-borne diseases. The aim of the present study was to investigate the larvicidal, adulticidal and ovicidal activity of dried leaf chloroform, ethyl acetate, acetone, aqueous, and methanol extracts of Morinda tinctoria and Pongamia glabra against larvae of Anopheles stephensi (Diptera: Culicidae. Larvae were exposed to varying concentrations of plant extracts for 24 h. All extracts showed moderate larvicidal effects after 24 h of exposure; however, the highest larval mortality was found with the leaf methanol extracts of M. tinctoria and P. glabra against the larvae of A. stephensi lethal concentration (LC50=136.24 and 141.05 ppm; LC90=342.67 and 368.89 ppm, respectively. The results of the adulticidal activity assays of chloroform, ethyl acetate, acetone, aqueous, and methanol extracts of M. tinctoria and P. glabra showed significant mortality against larvae of A. stephensi. The methanol extract showed maximum activity compared with the other extracts. The greatest effect on mean percentage hatch in the ovicidal assays was observed 48 h post-treatment. Percent hatch was inversely proportional to the concentration of extract, and directly proportional to the number of eggs. A mortality of 100% was observed with 100-400 ppm methanol extracts and 200-400 ppm aqueous extracts of M. tinctoria, and 200-400 ppm aqueous and methanol extracts of P. glabra. This study provides the first report of the larvicidal, adulticidal and ovicidal activities of M. tinctoria and P. glabra plant extracts against the malaria vector, A. stephensi, representing an ideal eco-friendly approach for its control.

  1. Optimization of Inducement Conditions for Hairy Roots of Morinda officinalis How%南药巴戟天毛状根诱导条件优化研究

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    郑传进; 吴小勇; 王志江

    2014-01-01

    To establish the inducement conditions for hairy roots of Morinda officinalis How,A grobacterium rhizogene strains of ATCC15834,AR10,Msu440 were selected to induce the transformation ration of explants of buds,leaf,leafstalk and stem of Morinda officinalis How aseptic seedling into hairy root.The effect of infection time and concentrations of acetosyringone(AS)on the transformation ratio were also studied in this paper.The results showed that the better conditions for inducing hairy roots was as followsyoung buds as explant,infected by strain ATCC15834 for 20 min and then cultured in MS with 300μmol/L acetosyringone,in this conditions,the inducting rate reached 36.7%.%为探索巴戟天毛状根的诱导条件,该研究选择不同发根农杆菌ATCC15834、AR10、Msu440菌株诱导巴戟天无菌苗的幼芽、叶片、叶柄、茎段等外植体形成毛状根,并研究了共培养时间和乙酰丁香酮(AS)浓度等因素对巴戟天毛状根转化率的影响。结果表明:巴戟天毛状根的最佳诱导条件为:以幼芽为外植体,ATCC15834为转化菌,侵染时间20 min,并在培养基中添加300μmol/L乙酰丁香酮条件下,巴戟天毛状根的诱导转化率最高,可达36.7%。

  2. 巴戟天多糖对去卵巢大鼠骨质疏松症的防治作用%Protective and therapeutic effects of morindae officinails polysaccharides on osteoporosis of ovariectomized rats

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    刘亦恒; 吴多庆; 朱振标; 黄重; 陈晓虹; 张海英

    2014-01-01

    Objective To observe the protective and therapeutic effects of morindae officinails polysaccha-rides on osteoporosis of ovariectomized rats. Methods Thirty adult female SD rats were divided randomly into sham-operated group, model group, morindae officinails polysaccharides group. Every group had ten rats. We extract-ed bilateral ovaries to establish osteoporosis model, which were treated with medicine two weeks postoperationally for consecutively 3 months. Then we observed the protective and therapeutic effects of morindae officinails polysaccha-rides on rat bone mineral density (BMD), bone mineral content, estrogen, osteocalcin, 1, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D3. Results After 3 months, the morindae officinails polysaccharides group could significantly improve the BMD, bone mineral content, osteocalcin, 1, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 of the ovariectomized rats, compared with model group. Conclusion Morindae officinails polysaccharides can antagonize osteoporosis of the ovariectomized rats.%目的:观察巴戟天多糖对去卵巢大鼠骨质疏松症的影响。方法成年雌性SD大鼠30只,随机分为假手术组、模型组、巴戟天多糖组,每组10只。采用摘取双侧卵巢法建立骨质疏松模型,造模2周后开始给药,给药3个月后观察巴戟多糖天对大鼠骨密度、骨矿物质含量、血清雌二醇、骨钙素及1,25-二羟基维生素D3的影响。结果给药3个月后,与模型组比较,巴戟天多糖组能显著提高去卵巢大鼠的骨密度、骨矿物质、1,25-二羟基维生素D及骨钙素的含量。结论巴戟天多糖对去卵巢所致的大鼠骨质疏松症具有良好的防治作用。

  3. Isolation and Identification of a Endophytic Bacterial Strain CICC 10594 from Paracel Islands Wild Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) Seeds%一株西沙群岛野生诺尼种子的内生细菌CICC10594的分离与鉴定

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    曹艳花; 刘洋; 翟磊; 张明娟; 谭望桥; 程池

    2014-01-01

    以中国西沙群岛野生诺尼种子的内生细菌菌株CICC 10594为研究对象,利用基于形态学观察、生理生化特征鉴定及系统发育学分析的微生物多相分类鉴定技术,对CICC 10594的分类地位进行了鉴定与分析,结果显示,CICC10594为阴沟肠杆菌.

  4. Identification on two yeasts CICC32991 and CICC32993 isolated from Paracel Islands wild Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) Seeds%两株西沙群岛野生诺尼种子内生酵母CICC32991与CICC32993的多相分类鉴定

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    白飞荣; 刘洋; 姚粟; 李辉; 谭望桥; 程池

    2014-01-01

    目的 通过多相鉴定方法对分离自我国西沙群岛野生诺尼种子内的两株酵母(CICC32991,CICC32993)进行准确鉴定.方法 包括形态学观察试验、生理生化特征试验、以及核糖体DNA序列系统发育学分析等技术.结果 形态学和生理生化试验结果显示CICC32991为Eremothecium sp.,CICC32993为Kodamaea ohmeri;系统发育分析显示CICC32991为Eremothecium coryli,CICC32993为Kodamaea ohmeri.结论 综合各试验结果表明菌株CICC32991为Eremothecium coryli;CICC32993为奥默柯达菌(Kodamaea ohmeri).

  5. Identification on endophytic bacterial strain CICC 10707 isolated from Paracel Islands wild Noni(Morinda citrifolia L.)seeds%一株西沙群岛野生诺尼种子内生细菌CICC 10707的分离与多相鉴定

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    张欣; 刘洋; 姚粟; 曹艳花; 谭望桥; 程池

    2014-01-01

    对分离自我国西沙群岛野生诺尼种子的内生细菌菌株CICC 10707的分类地位进行了研究,为今后研究该菌的生物学功能奠定了基础.利用基于形态学、分子生物学及生理生化特征的微生物多相分类鉴定技术,将其鉴定为草螺菌属(Herbaspirillum sp.)中的织片草螺菌(Herbaspirillum seropedicae),该菌具有氧化酶和接触酶活性,且能够利用甘露糖、葡萄糖、赤藓糖醇等多种碳源物质.

  6. Study on Free Radical Scavenging in vitro and Antioxidative Activity of Extracts from Cook Noni (Morinda citrifolia ) Juice%库克诺你果汁提取物体外清除自由基及抗氧化活性研究

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    李昌; 谢明勇; 聂少平; 陈军辉; Barbara Zimmermann

    2006-01-01

    This study was conducted to investigate the antioxidant and radical scavenging activity of different extracts from Cook noni juice, including noni polysaccharide (noni-ppt), ethanol solute and ethyl acetate extract. Superoxide anion radicals and hydroxyl radicals were generated from autoxidation of pyrogallol (PR) and Fenton reaction (Fe2 +/H2O2). Furthermore 2, 2-Diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) method was applied to evaluate the scavenging activity of the extracts. Malondialdehyde (MDA) ,the product of lipid peroxidation (LPO) was induced by adding Fe2+ into yolk homogenate. The ability of preventing LPO was measured by thibarbituric acid (TBA) method. All measurements were performed by spectrophotometric methods. The results suggested that the fraction of ethanol solute and ethyl acetate extract showed significant scavenging and antioxidant ability; L-ascorbic acid served as the standard. Noni-ppt had weaker activity on hydroxyl radical, DPPH radical, and LPO, and could accelerate the procedure of PR autoxidation. The abilities of the extracts may be related to their polarity.%本文对诺你果汁多糖、乙醇溶出物和乙酸乙酯萃取物体外对超氧阴离子(O2-·)、羟自由基(·OH)、DPPH和脂质过氧化(LPO)的抑制作用进行了研究.超氧阴离子(O2-·)由邻苯三酚自氧化产生;羟自由基(·OH)由Fenton反应产生;利用Fe2+诱发卵黄脂蛋白产生丙二醛(NDA),TBA法测定.所有测定均为分光光度法.结果表明,与已知抗氧化剂L-抗坏血酸相比,乙醇溶出物和乙酸乙酯萃取物均有明显的捕捉自由基和抗氧化能力,而多糖捕捉自由基和抗氧化能力很低,且对O2-·没有抑制作用,反而会增加其生成速度.

  7. Identification and Antagonistic Activity of Endophytic Bacterial Strain NG14 Isolated from the Fruits of Paracel Islands Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.)%一株西沙群岛野生诺尼内生细菌NG14的分类鉴定及拮抗活性

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    刘洋; 李金霞; 姚粟; 张明娟; 陈建国; 程池

    2014-01-01

    植物的内生菌与植物生长健康及其功效性成分产生具有一定的相关性.以分离自我国西沙群岛野生诺尼成熟果实的内生细菌菌株NG14为对象,利用形态学观察,生理生化特征鉴定及系统发育学分析,对其菌种的分类地位进行研究,将其鉴定为多黏类芽孢杆菌(Paenibacillus polymyxa);并通过选择多种植物及人体病原菌作为生防对象进行拮抗试验,发现了该菌株具有广谱且良好的拮抗病原菌活性.

  8. 1株西沙群岛野生诺尼种子内生细菌CICC 10599的分离与鉴定%Identification of endophytic bacterial strain CICC 10599 isolated from Paracel islands wild Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) seeds

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    刘洋; 曹艳花; 姚粟; 翟磊; 张明娟; 张欣; 程池

    2014-01-01

    以分离自我国西沙群岛野生诺尼种子的内生细菌菌株CICC 10599为对象,利用基于形态学观察、生理生化特征鉴定及系统发育学分析的微生物多相分类鉴定技术,对CICC 10599分类地位进行研究,将其鉴定为分散泛菌(Pantoea dispersa),为今后开展针对该菌的生物学功能研究奠定资源基础.

  9. 西双版纳海巴戟炭疽病和病原菌分生孢子萌发、附着胞形成条件的研究%Studies on the anthracnose disease of Morinda citrifolia and the effects of temperature, pH, light and carbon source on conidial germination and appressorium development of the pathogen

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    蔡志英; 刘昌芬; 蓝增全; 李海泉; 蒋桂芝; 苏海鹏

    2009-01-01

    对西双版纳海巴戟炭疽病进行调查和病原菌鉴定.结果表明,海巴戟炭疽病周年发生,8月的发病率和病情指数最高,分别为40.76%和8.9.根据病原菌形态特征,将其鉴定为瓜类炭疽菌[Colletotrichum orbiculare(Berk.& Mont)].有关温度、pH、光照和碳源对病原菌孢子萌发和附着胞形成影响的研究显示,20~35℃,海巴戟炭疽病菌分生孢子萌发率高,20℃是形成附着胞的最适温度;最适合海巴戟炭疽病菌分生孢子萌发和形成附着胞的pH为4~8;在日光灯连续光照、12 h光暗交替和自然光照射条件下分生孢子萌发率在90%以上,光照对此病原菌附着胞形成的影响差异不大;1%葡萄栲、麦芽糖、蔗糖、D-果糖和?乳糖溶液中孢子萌发率都不高.

  10. The inulin-type oligosaccharides extract from morinda officinalis, a traditional Chinese herb, ameliorated behavioral deficits in an animal model of post-traumatic stress disorder.

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    Qiu, Zhi-Kun; Liu, Chun-Hui; Gao, Zhuo-Wei; He, Jia-Li; Liu, Xu; Wei, Qing-Lan; Chen, Ji-Sheng

    2016-10-01

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severe psychiatric condition. The allopregnanolone biosynthesis has been implicated as one of the possible contributors to PTSD. Inulin-type oligosaccharides of morinda officinalis (IOMO) had been shown to be effective in the therapy of depression. However, few studies concern the anti-PTSD-like effects of IOMO. To evaluate this, the single prolonged stress (SPS) model was used in the present study. It had been shown that the behavioral deficits of SPS-treated rats were reversed by IOMO (25.0 and 50.0 mg/kg, i.p.), which reversed the increased freezing time in contextual fear paradigm (CFP) and the decreased time and entries in open arms in the elevated plus maze (EPM) test without affecting the locomotor activity in the open field (OF) test. In addition, the decreased allopregnanolone in the prefrontal cortex, hippocampus, and amygdala was reversed by IOMO (25.0 and 50.0 mg/kg, i.p.), respectively. In summary, the present study indicated that the IOMO exert anti-PTSD-like behaviors, which maybe associated with the brain allopregnanolone biosynthesis.

  11. Antitumor activity of fermented noni exudates (fNE) and its fractions

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    Noni (Morinda citrifolia) has been extensively used in folk medicine by Polynesians for over 2000 years and recent studies have shown that noni has a wide spectrum of therapeutic activities including inhibition of angiogenesis, anti-inflammatory effects, and anti-cancer activities. We recently repor...

  12. Endophragmiella bogoriensis Rifai, spec. nov. (Hyphomycetes

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    Mien A. Rifai

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available RIFAI, M.A. 2008. Endophragmiella bogoriensis Rifai, spec. nov. (Hyphomycetes. Reinwardtia 12 (4: 275 – 276. –– A new species of Endophragmiella is described and illustrated based on a specimen found growing on dead branchlets of Morinda citrifolia in Bogor, West Java, and compared with its closely related congeners thus far known.

  13. Study on the differences of Morinda officinalis and its processed products by HPTLC fingerprint chromatogram%巴戟天不同炮制品的高效薄层色谱指纹图谱研究

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    刘硕; 丁平; 应鸽; 代蕾

    2012-01-01

    OBJECTIVE The High - performance thin - layer ( HPTLC) chromatographic fingerprint of Morinda officinalis and its processed products was established and their chromatograms were evaluated. METHODS The chromatographic conditions were as follows; pre - coated HPTLC GF254 silica - gel plate stationary phase, two parts of ethyl acetate and n - butyl alcohol were petroleum ether - ethyl acetate (5 : 5. 5) and n -butyl alcohol - glacial acetic acid -water (4 : 1 : 5) as mobile phase ( solvernt system) , respectively. After developing about 8 cm and removal of the plate,dry it in air, 10% sulfuric acid alcoholic and α - naphthol sulfuric acid solution as derivatization reagents. The common pattern of HPTLC fingerprints of Morinda officinalis and its processed products were analyzed under the conditions of UV 365 nm or natural light. RESULTS There were significant difference between the common patterns of Morinda officinalis and its precessed products by comparison with the HPTLC images. CONCLUSION The study shows that raw, steam, salt - processed, glycyrrhiza - processed products of Morinda officinalis can be distinguished by comparison with the HPTLC images. There are significant differences in their constituents. Thus it is suggested that quality control of Morinda officinalis and its processed products should be evaluated by means of HPTLC and other methods.%目的 以巴戟天药材生品为基础,建立巴戟天不同炮制品的高效薄层色谱( HPTLC)指纹图谱,并比较分析生品的指纹图谱.方法 硅胶GF254高效预制薄层板,乙酸乙酯部位以石油醚-乙酸乙酯(5∶5.5)为展开剂,上行展开8 cm,10%硫酸乙醇溶液显色;正丁醇部位以正丁醇-冰醋酸-水(4∶1∶5)上层溶液为展开剂,上行展开8 cm,α-萘酚浓硫酸试剂显色.显色后置紫外光灯365 nm或自然光下检视,得薄层色谱指纹图谱,并进行相关分析.结果 巴戟天生品的薄层荧光色谱指纹图谱与巴戟肉(蒸制)、盐巴戟

  14. Green synthesis of the Cu/Fe3O4 nanoparticles using Morinda morindoides leaf aqueous extract: A highly efficient magnetically separable catalyst for the reduction of organic dyes in aqueous medium at room temperature

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    Nasrollahzadeh, Mahmoud; Atarod, Monireh; Sajadi, S. Mohammad

    2016-02-01

    This paper reports the green and in-situ preparation of the Cu/Fe3O4 magnetic nanocatalyst synthesized using Morinda morindoides leaf extract without stabilizers or surfactants. The catalyst was characterized by XRD, SEM, EDS, UV-visible, TEM, VSM and TGA-DTA. The catalytic performance of the resulting nanocatalyst was examined for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol (4-NP), Congo red (CR) and Rhodamine B (RhB) in an environmental friendly medium at room temperature. The catalyst was recovered using an external magnet and reused several times without appreciable loss of its catalytic activity. In addition, the stability of the recycled catalyst has been proved by SEM and EDS techniques.

  15. 巴戟天提取物对大鼠类风湿性关节炎作用的观察%Observation of the effect of Morinda offcinalis How on rat rheumatoid arthritis

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    陈岚; 陈翠; 高毅; 任海祥

    2011-01-01

    目的 研究巴戟天提取物对大鼠类风湿性关节炎的抗炎作用.方法 采用完全Freund's佐剂诱导大鼠类风湿性关节炎和0.6%冰醋酸致小鼠疼痛扭体模型,分别以大鼠足踝关节周径、炎症介质PGE2含量,小鼠扭体次数为指标,观察巴戟天提取物对实验性类风湿性关节炎的作用.结果 巴戟天提取物中剂量、高剂量对完全Freund's佐剂所致的大鼠足肿胀有明显抑制作用,能降低PGE2的含量(P<0.05,P<0.01);减少冰醋酸所致的小鼠扭体次数(P<0.01).结论 巴戟天提取物具有一定的抗类风湿性关节炎作用,其抗炎镇痛作用和降低炎症介质PGE2含量密切相关.%Objective To study effects of extract from Morinda offcinalis How on the rheumatoid arthritis. Methods AA in rats was induced by Freund's complete adjuvant. Mice retortion pain model is induced by 0.6% glacial acetic acid. The diameter of ankle joint, mediators of inflammation PGE2 and the writhing frequency are effect index. Researched effects of extract from Morincla offcinalis How on the rheumatoid arthritis.Results The extract from Morinda offcinalis How medium dose and high dose both significant inhibited the ankle swelling of AA in rats and decreased the PGE2 ( P < O. 05 ,P < O. 01 ), they also reduced the writhing frequency of mice induced by glacial acetic acid ( P < O. O1 ). Conclusion Mofinda effcinalis How extracts has therapeutic effects on rheumatoid arthritis, which mechanism is related to its effects on reducing the mediators of inflammation PGF2, anti-inflammatory and analgesia.

  16. Dopamine drives Drosophila sechellia adaptation to its toxic host.

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    Lavista-Llanos, Sofía; Svatoš, Aleš; Kai, Marco; Riemensperger, Thomas; Birman, Serge; Stensmyr, Marcus C; Hansson, Bill S

    2014-12-09

    Many insect species are host-obligate specialists. The evolutionary mechanism driving the adaptation of a species to a toxic host is, however, intriguing. We analyzed the tight association of Drosophila sechellia to its sole host, the fruit of Morinda citrifolia, which is toxic to other members of the melanogaster species group. Molecular polymorphisms in the dopamine regulatory protein Catsup cause infertility in D. sechellia due to maternal arrest of oogenesis. In its natural host, the fruit compensates for the impaired maternal dopamine metabolism with the precursor l-DOPA, resuming oogenesis and stimulating egg production. l-DOPA present in morinda additionally increases the size of D. sechellia eggs, what in turn enhances early fitness. We argue that the need of l-DOPA for successful reproduction has driven D. sechellia to become an M. citrifolia obligate specialist. This study illustrates how an insect's dopaminergic system can sustain ecological adaptations by modulating ontogenesis and development.

  17. In-vivo Intestinal Absorption Mechanism Study for Polysaccharides of Morindae ficinalis%巴戟多糖在体肠吸收机制的研究

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    陈地灵; 陈振兴; 林励; 陈康; 张鹏; 梁杏; 梁哲雨; 张羽; 吴俊生

    2012-01-01

    Objective To investigate the absorption kinetics of polysaccharides of, Morindae ficinalis in rat small intestines, to observe the effects of absorption enhancers and pH value on the absorptive kinetics, and to explore the intestinal absorption mechanism of the polysaccharides. Methods Ultra-violet( UV ) spectrophotometry was used to determine the content of phenol red. After coloration with developing reagents of phenol and vitriol, the polysaccharides were determined with UV spectrophotometry. An in-situ intestinal absorptive model was employed to investigate the absorption of polysaccharides in rat small intestines. Results There was no difference between the Ka of various concentrations of the polysaccharides. But the absorption percentage was effected by pH value and absorption enhancers. The absorption percentage was 57.25 ±1.28% when pH value was at 7.4, 44.40±2.01% when pH at 6.8, and 42.94±2.15% when pH at 5.0, the difference being significant between them (P < 0.01). With 0.5% sodium dodecyl sulfate added, the absorption was 59.21 ±1.49%, and with 0.5%Tween-80 added, the percentage was 53.18±2.59% , the difference being significant(P < 0.01). Conclusion The polysaccharides are absorbed by passive diffusion mechanism. The absorption percentage is higher at pH 7.4 and enhanced by both of sodium dodecyl sulfate and Tween-80, and the effect of the sodium dodecyl sulfate is better.%目的 研究巴戟多糖的小肠吸收动力学及吸收促进剂、pH值对其在小肠吸收速率的影响,探讨巴戟多糖小肠吸收机制.方法 以紫外分光光度法测定酚红的质量浓度;苯酚-硫酸显色后紫外分光光度法测定巴戟多糖的质量浓度;采用大鼠在体小肠灌注实验考察吸收过程.结果 不同浓度的巴戟多糖在大鼠全小肠段的吸收速率常数Ka无显著性差异;pH值对巴戟多糖的吸收有显著影响:pH7.4时,吸收率为(57.25±1.28)%;pH6.8时,吸收率为(44.40±2.01)%;pH5.0

  18. Effects of Morinda on receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappaB expression in osteoclasts in osteoporosis%巴戟天对骨质疏松破骨细胞表面Ⅰ型跨膜受体蛋白的影响

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    王筠; 苗德胜; 吕刚; 莫新元

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND:Morinda has been reported to promote the proliferation, the secretion of alkaline phosphatase and osteocalcin, and mRNA expression of transforming growth factor of osteoblasts. However, little information is available addressing the effects of Morinda on receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB expression in osteoclasts in rats with osteoporosis. OBJECTIVE:To study the effects of Morinda on receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB expression in osteoclastsofosteoporosis rats. METHODS:Thirty Sprague-Dawley rats were equaly and randomly divided into Morinda and 17β-estradiol groups. Rat models of osteoporosis were established by bilateral ovariectomy, and then 5 mL of Morinda decocta(1.0mmol/L)and 17β-estradiol (1×10-6mmol/L) were administered intragastricaly to rats in Morinda and 17β-estradiol groups for 3 consecutive months, respectively. Primary osteoclasts were isolated from rats in both groups, andthen cultured for 3, 6 and 9 days folowed by TRAP staining andcelcounting. Bone mineral density of the proximal and distal femur, urine and serum levels of Ca2+and progesterone, and receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB expression in osteoclasts ofrats in both groups were determined. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION:Osteoclast fusion was reduced in Morinda group. In contrast, number of osteoclastswas increased andcels becamemore maturein the17β-estradiol group. Bone mineral density of the proximal and distal femur bilateraly, urine and serum levels of Ca2+and progesterone were significantly increased, while receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB expression was significantly decreased in osteoclasts in Morinda group compared with 17β-estradiol group (P< 0.05). These results indicate that Morinda reduces receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB expression in osteoclasts in osteoporosis rats, thereby inhibiting the development and progression of osteoporosis.%背景:研究显示巴戟天能够直接刺激体外成骨细胞增加,促进成骨细胞分泌

  19. 海巴戟叶中的新成分

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    何远(摘)

    2007-01-01

    海巴戟Morinda citrifolia L.根、茎、茎皮、叶和果实传统用于治疗包括糖尿病、高血压和癌症在内的多种疾病。从该植物中分得一新的环烯醚萜苷类化合物citrifoside(1)和一新的蒽醌类化合物1,5,

  20. 1,3-Dihydroxy-9,10-dioxo-9,10-dihydroanthracene-2-carbaldehyde

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    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available The title compound, C15H8O5, also known as nordamnacanthal, was isolated from the Malaysian Morinda citrifolia L. The 20 non-H atoms are coplanar. The structure is stabilized by intramolecular O—H...O hydrogen bonds and intermolecular O—H...O and C—H...O hydrogen bonds, forming bilayers of molecular tapes with alternating stacking directions along the a axis.

  1. Investigation on Antibacterial and Antioxidant Activities, Phenolic and Flavonoid Contents of Some Thai Edible Plants as an Alternative for Antibiotics

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    2014-01-01

    This study was aimed to examine the antibacterial and antioxidative properties of seven edible plants from Thailand to develop alternative antibiotics as feed additives. The plants include Citrus aurantifolia Swingle (Lime) fruits and its leaves, Sesbania grandiflora L. (Agati sesbania) leaves, Piper sarmentosum Roxb (Wild betal) leaves, Curcuma domestica Valeton (Turmeric) roots, Morinda citrifolia L. (Beach mulberry) leaves, Cassia siamea britt (Siamea cassia) leaves, and Cocos nucifera L. ...

  2. Study on HPAEC-PAD Fingerprint Analysis of Oligosaccharides from Morinda officinalis%巴戟天药材寡糖化学成分的高效阴离子交换色谱-脉冲安培电化学检测器指纹图谱研究

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    丁平; 邵艳华; 应鸽; 廖慧君; 仰铁锤

    2011-01-01

    目的 建立巴戟天药材寡糖化学成分的高效阴离子交换色谱-脉冲安培电化学检测器(HPAEC-PAD)特征指纹图谱,为制定巴戟天药材质量标准提供参考数据.方法 利用HPAEC-PAD,色谱条件为,Hamilton RCX-10(4.1 mm×250 mm,7 μm),100 mmol·L-1 NaOH溶液(A)-100 mmol·L-1 NaOH,500 mmol·L-1 NaAc混合溶液(B)流动相,梯度洗脱,流速为0.8 mL·min -1,柱温为30℃,检测电压0.1V,分析时间为40 min.结果 建立了巴戟天药材寡糖化学成分的HPAEC-PAD指纹图谱,并标定出巴戟天药材20个共有峰,其中3个峰经与对照品比对为蔗果三糖、耐斯糖( nystose)、1F-果呋喃糖基耐斯(1F-fructo-furanosylnyslose),经指纹图谱系统解决方案软件(ChromafingerTM)生成共有模式,并进行相似度和主成分分析.不同产地巴戟天药材均含有以上共有峰,但在共有峰的峰高上有差异,并可用于区别巴戟天及其常见混伪品.结论 利用该方法建立的巴戟天寡糖类化学成分的指纹图谱特征性和专属性强,且该方法快速、灵敏、可靠,可用于控制巴戟天药材的质量.%OBJECTIVE To establish the chromatographic fingerprint of oligosaccharides by high performance anion-exchange chromatography coupled with pulsed amperometric detection (HPAEC-PAD) method for the quality control of Morindae officinalis Radix. METHODS The HPAEC-PAD method was performed on a Hamilton RCX-10 (4. 1 mm x 250 mm,7 μm) by gradient elution with a mixed mobile phase of 100 mmol · L-1 NaOH water solution(A) -100 mmol · L-1 NaOH and 500 mmol · L-1 NaAc water solution (B) at a flow rate of 0. 8 mL · min-1. The detection was done at 0. 1 V and 30 ℃. The analysis time was 40 min. RESULTS The HPAEC- PAD fingerprint chromatogram of Morinda officinalis was built and 20 characteristic peaks were pointed out, of which 3 peaks were identified as kestose, nystose, and 1 F-fructofuranosylnyslose by comparison with chemical reference substance. The common pattern of

  3. Pengaruh Pemberian Daun Mengkudu Dan Daun Nimba Terhadap Rayap (Coptotermes curvignathus) (Isoptera; Rhinotermi) Di Laboratorium

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    Ribka, Dewi

    2011-01-01

    Dewi Ribka, “ The Effect of Fragrant Grass for Mortality of Flea Rice Coptotermes curvignathus H (Isoptera: Rhinotermi) In Laboratory”. It was supervised by Ir. Mena Uly Tarigan, MS and Ir. Syahrial Oemry, MS. This research used randomized complete design non factorial with four treatments and three replication. The result showed that the giving of fragrant grass flour on each treatment has significant effect for each observation. The highest mortality percentage of C. curvinagthus was 62,67%...

  4. Antistress effect of oligosaccharides extracted from Morinda officinalis in mice and rats%中药巴戟天寡糖对大、小鼠的抗应激作用

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    李云峰; 袁莉; 徐玉坤; 杨明; 赵毅民; 罗质璞

    2001-01-01

    目的:探讨巴戟天寡糖(MW-97)对鼠的抗应激效应.方法:运用多种非预知性刺激方式以每日一次的频率交替应激雄性大、小鼠15 d,Vidiomex-V图象解析系统测定小鼠自发性活动,常规方法制备肾上腺病理切片,血细胞分析仪测定血中白细胞水平及其分类,放免法测定血中应激激素水平.结果:慢性应激小鼠肾上腺皮质肥厚,髓质萎缩甚至消失,结构层次模糊,提示肾上腺出现了应激适应性功能衰竭.MW-97 100 mg/kg处理15 d,小鼠肾上腺未出现任何病理改变.此外,慢性应激小鼠血中自细胞总数及淋巴细胞、单核细胞、中性粒细胞计数都明显降低,MW-97(25,100 mg/kg)翻转这一改变,使其水平都显著提高.同样,MW-97也提高慢性应激小鼠血中睾酮水平并降低慢性应激大鼠血中皮质酮水平,而对其自发性活动没有影响.结论:MW-97有抗应激作用,对中枢神经系统无兴奋或抑制效应,极有可能成为新一类抗应激药物.%AIM: To explore the antistress effect of Morinda officinalis (Chinese medicine "Bajitian" ) oligosaccharides (MW-97) in mice. METHODS: Male mice and rats were subjected to a variety of unpredictable stressors on a daily basis over 15 d period and then the Vidiomex-V image pattern analytic system was used to observe the spontaneous motor activity. Meanwhile, regular method was used to prepare pathologic section of adrenal gland and blood cells analytic system was used to detect white blood cell ( WBC ) count ( including relative WBC percentages) in peripheral blood. On the end, the serum level of stress hormone was detected using radioimmunoassay. RESULTS: Chronic stress resulted in diffuse hyperplasia of the adrenal cortex and atrophy of the adrenal medulla in mice, which suggested that stressadaption failure of the adrenal gland occurred, while adrenal gland of the mice pretreated with MW-97 (100 mg/kg, ip) prior to each stressor for 15 d did not occur any pathologic

  5. Nutraceutical properties of Thai

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    Chareonchai Jeamchanya

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Morinda citrifolia Linn. is known in Thailand as "Yor" and commonly called "Noni" in Hawaii, Tahiti and USA. This paper reports the results of chemical analysis of Thai "Yor" (M. citrifolia juice extract. The juice from "Yor" fruit, was found to be high in vitamin C, vitamin B-complex contents (HPLC method, and was also high in anti-oxidants, anthraquinones, flavonoids, saponins and scopoletin (TLC method. Sodium, potassium, calcium, iron and selenium contents of the juice (AAS method are also reported. All the results of Thai "yor" juice are comparable to those of the commercially distributed 'Noni' juice. The Thai "Yor" juice was free of microorganisms and could safely be consumed in the recommended amount of 30 ml/day. The results of this study only apply to the Thai "Yor" juice preparation. The commercial "Noni" juice may be processed differently and may contain other ingredients.

  6. Noni juice is not hepatotoxic

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    Brett J West; C Jarakae Jensen; Johannes Westendorf

    2006-01-01

    Noni juice (Morinda citrifolia) has been approved for use as a safe food within the European Union, following a review of safety. Since approval, three cases of acute hepatitis in Austrian noni juice consumers have been published, where a causal link is suggested between the liver dysfunction and ingestion of anthraquinones from the plant. Measurements of liver function in a human clinical safety study of TAHITIAN NONI(R) Juice,as well as subacute and subchronic animal toxicity tests revealed no evidence of adverse liver effects at doses many times higher than those reported in the case studies. Additionally, M. Citrifolia anthraquinones occur in the fruit in quantities too small to be of any toxicological significance. Further, these do not have chemical structures capable of being reduced to reactive anthrone radicals, which were implicated in previous cases of herbal hepototoxicity. The available data reveals no evidence of liver toxicity.

  7. Screening of indigenous plants for anthelmintic action against human Ascaris lumbricoides: Part--II.

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    Raj, R K

    1975-01-01

    Alcoholic extracts of the rhizomes of Alpinia galanga, Andrographis paniculata, bark of Cinnamomum zeylanicum, rind of Citrus decumana, Desmodium triflorum, seeds of Hydnocarpus wightiana, rhizomes of Kaempfaria galanga, Lippia nodiflora, tender leaves of Morinda citrifolia, rhizomes of Pollia serzogonian, Tephrosia purpuria and rhizomes of Zingiber zerumbeth showed good in vitro anthelmintic activity against human Ascaris lumbricoides. While, the alcoholic extracts of the bark of Alibzzia lebbek, the bulb of Allium sativum, rhizomes of Alpinia calcaratta, rind of Citrus acida, rind of Citrus aromatium, rind of Citrus medica, rhizomes of Curcuma aromatica and rind of Punica granatum showed moderate invitro activity.

  8. 治疗Ⅱ型糖尿病的海巴戟提取物

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    2006-01-01

    一种含加工的海巴戟Morinda citrifolia L.提取物的产品用于治疗Ⅱ型糖尿病。将海巴戟叶冻干,然后解冻、剁碎成小片,加入溶媒(最好为水、醇或蒸气),放置一段时间,离心过滤得到上清液,冻干该上清液,即得到海巴戟提取物,最后加工成制剂。

  9. Hepatotoxicity of NONI juice: Report of two cases

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    Vanessa Stadlbauer; Peter Fickert; Carolin Lackner; Jutta Schmerlaib; Peter Krisper; Michael Trauner; Rudolf E Stauber

    2005-01-01

    NONI juice (Morinda citrifolia) is an increasingly popular wellness drink claimed to be beneficial for many illnesses.No overt toxicity has been reported to date. We present two cases of novel hepatotoxicity of NONI juice. Causality of liver injury by NONI juice was asses-sed. Routine laboratory tests and transjugular or percutaneous liver biopsy were performed. The first patient underwent successful liver transplantation while the second patient recovered spontaneously after cessation of NONI juice.A 29-year-old man with previous toxic hepatitis associated with small doses of paracetamol developed sub-acute hepatic failure following consumption of 1.5 L NONI juice over 3 wk necessitating urgent liver transplantation. A 62-year-old woman without evidence of previous liver disease developed an episode of self-limited acutehepatitis following consumption of 2 L NONI juice for over 3 mo. The most likely hepatotoxic components of Morinda citrifolia were anthraquinones. Physicians should be aware of potential hepatotoxicity of NONI juice.

  10. Combinatorial Cytotoxic Effects of Damnacanthal and Doxorubicin against Human Breast Cancer MCF-7 Cells in Vitro

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    Muhammad Yusran Abdul Aziz

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Despite progressive research being done on drug therapy to treat breast cancer, the number of patients succumbing to the disease is still a major issue. Combinatorial treatment using different drugs and herbs to treat cancer patients is of major interest in scientists nowadays. Doxorubicin is one of the most used drugs to treat breast cancer patients. The combination of doxorubicin to other drugs such as tamoxifen has been reported. Nevertheless, the combination of doxorubicin with a natural product-derived agent has not been studied yet. Morinda citrifolia has always been sought out for its remarkable remedies. Damnacanthal, an anthraquinone that can be extracted from the roots of Morinda citrifolia is a promising compound that possesses a variety of biological properties. This study aimed to study the therapeutic effects of damnacanthal in combination with doxorubicin in breast cancer cells. Collectively, the combination of both these molecules enhanced the efficacy of induced cell death in MCF-7 as evidenced by the MTT assay, cell cycle, annexin V and expression of apoptosis-related genes and proteins. The effectiveness of doxorubicin as an anti-cancer drug was increased upon addition of damnacanthal. These results could provide a promising approach to treat breast cancer patients.

  11. Odorant-binding proteins OBP57d and OBP57e affect taste perception and host-plant preference in Drosophila sechellia.

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    Takashi Matsuo

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available Despite its morphological similarity to the other species in the Drosophila melanogaster species complex, D. sechellia has evolved distinct physiological and behavioral adaptations to its host plant Morinda citrifolia, commonly known as Tahitian Noni. The odor of the ripe fruit of M. citrifolia originates from hexanoic and octanoic acid. D. sechellia is attracted to these two fatty acids, whereas the other species in the complex are repelled. Here, using interspecies hybrids between D. melanogaster deficiency mutants and D. sechellia, we showed that the Odorant-binding protein 57e (Obp57e gene is involved in the behavioral difference between the species. D. melanogaster knock-out flies for Obp57e and Obp57d showed altered behavioral responses to hexanoic acid and octanoic acid. Furthermore, the introduction of Obp57d and Obp57e from D. simulans and D. sechellia shifted the oviposition site preference of D. melanogaster Obp57d/e(KO flies to that of the original species, confirming the contribution of these genes to D. sechellia's specialization to M. citrifolia. Our finding of the genes involved in host-plant determination may lead to further understanding of mechanisms underlying taste perception, evolution of plant-herbivore interactions, and speciation.

  12. 巴戟天含药血清对原代破骨细胞RANK和CA II mRNA表达的影响%Effect of morinda officinalis-containing serum on the mRNA expression of RANK and CAII in primary osteoclasts in ovariectomized rats

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    何剑全; 陈健; 郑素玉; 张永晟

    2013-01-01

    目的 观察巴戟天含药血清对原代破骨细胞RANK和CA II mRNA表达的影响.方法 取SPF级大鼠48只,随机分成正常组12只和去势组36只,正常组切去卵巢周围部分脂肪,去势组切除卵巢.3个月后测定两组雌激素水平并将去势组随机分为骨质疏松组,骨质疏松+雌激素组,骨质疏松+巴戟天含药血清组.采用机械分离法提取各组的破骨细胞,培养5 d后,TRAP染色及电镜扫描骨片等的方法鉴定破骨细胞.最后用雌激素或巴戟天含药血清干预3 d,以RT-PCR法检测各组RANK和CAIImRNA表达.采用单因素方差分析或多样本均数两两比较进行统计分析.结果 去势组后大鼠雌激素水平低于正常组(P<0.01).骨质疏松组破骨细胞RANK和CAII表达均高于正常组(P<0.05,P<0.05);巴戟天含药血清可降低骨质疏松后大鼠破骨细胞RANK和CA II的表达(P<0.05,P<0.05).结论 巴戟天和雌激素均可降低骨质疏松大鼠破骨细胞RANK和CAII的表达,从而达到抑制骨质疏松的作用.%Objective To observe the effect of morinda officinalis-containing serum on the mRNA expression of RANK and CAII in primary osteoclasts in ovariectomized rats. Methods Forty-eight female SPF rats were randomly divided into 2 groups: SHAM group (n=12) and OVX group (n=36). Rats in SHAM group and ovariectomy group were treated with PBS, while rats in organic gallium group were treated with organic gallium. After the treatment for 8 weeks, the fifth lumbar vertebrae and the femur of rats were collected. The bone trabecular structure was detected using micro-CT. The percentage of bone trabecular in total bone mass (BV/TV) was detected using histomorphology method. Mechanical strength of the femoral neck was tested using biomechanical test. Biochemical markers including serum TRAP, ALP, calcium, and phosphorus were detected. Results Micro-CT tests showed that the mean trabecular thickness (Tb.Th) and the cortical thickness (Ct. Th) in organic

  13. Effect of oligosaccharides from Morinda Officinalis on β-amyloid-induced learning and memory dysfunction in rats%巴戟天低聚糖对Aβ25-35致拟痴呆模型大鼠学习记忆障碍的影响

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    陈地灵; 张鹏; 林励; 张鹤鸣; 刘颂豪

    2013-01-01

    目的 观察巴戟天低聚糖(oligosaccharides of Morinda Officinali,OMO)对Aβ25-35致拟痴呆模型大鼠学习记忆障碍的影响.方法 采用SD大鼠双侧海马区注射Aβ25-35各10 μg制备拟痴呆模型,实验设置空白对照组、假手术组、模型组、阳性药安理申(0.125 mg·kg-1·d-1)组、OMO高剂量(60 mg·kg·d-1)组和OMO低剂量(20 mg·kg·d-1)组.连续灌胃给药 25 d后,采用Morris水迷宫进行行为学检测;采用HPLC-ECD法检测脑组织中单胺类神经递质水平;采用HE染色后检测脑组织中海马CA1区锥体细胞和神经元数量,以及大脑皮质和前脑基底核神经元数量等指标.结果 水迷宫实验结果显示,Aβ25-35模型组定位航行潜伏期明显长于空白组,其定位航行总路程明显高于空白组,而各给药组潜伏期明显缩短.空间探索实验结果显示,空白组大鼠在第一象限(即平台原所在区域)游泳时间(27.36±3.38 s)长于其他象限,差异具有统计学意义(P0.05).与模型组比较,给药组在第一象限游泳时间明显延长,且差异具有统计学意义(P 0. 05 ). Compared with model group, the swimming time of all the treated groups were significantly longer. The levels of neurotransmitter were higher, and the number of pyramidal neurons in hippocampus , neuron cells in hippocampal CA1, cerebral cortex and basal nucleus of Meynert were obviously more of treated groups than those of model group. Conclusions The results show that the OMO can a-meliorate the learning and memory dysfunction induced by β-amyloid in rats, and the mechanism may improve monoamines neurotransmitter levels and inhibit the brain neuron apoptosis.

  14. 海巴戟的引种栽培及发展前景

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    何明霞; 杨清

    2006-01-01

      海巴戟(Morinda citrifolia Linn)属热带湿地植物.其原产于亚洲、澳洲及太平洋诸岛,中国仅分布于海南及西沙群岛、台湾.海巴戟根与树杆可提取黄色染料,果则可供食用.海巴戟果实中含有大量塞诺宁,塞诺宁是人体细胞生化反应的重要物质,具有再生人体细胞的功效,并能提高人的抗病能力。

  15. Diabetic Wound Healing and Activation of Nrf2 by Herbal Medicine

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    Senger, Donald R.; Cao, Shugeng

    2016-01-01

    Nrf2 defense is a very important cellular mechanism to control oxidative stress, which is implicated in wound healing. Nrf2 can induce many cytoprotective genes, including HO-1, NQO1 and G6PD. Among many natural products that have been reported as Nrf2 activators, sulforaphane and curcumin have been studied more widely than any others, and both are in clinical trials for non-cancerous disorders. Recently, we reported 4-ethyl catechol and 4-vinyl catechol as Nrf2 co-factors that can induce Nrf2 as potently as sulforaphane and curcumin. These new Nrf2 co-factors were identified in hot aqueous extract of an herbal medicine Barleria lupulina, and fermented Noni (Morinda citrifolia) juice, which are used traditionally for diabetic wound healing. PMID:27868087

  16. Antimalarial activity of extracts and alkaloids isolated from six plants used in traditional medicine in Mali and Sao Tome.

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    Ancolio, C; Azas, N; Mahiou, V; Ollivier, E; Di Giorgio, C; Keita, A; Timon-David, P; Balansard, G

    2002-11-01

    Methanol and chloroform extracts were prepared from various parts of four plants collected in Mali: Guiera senegalensis (Gmel.) Combretaceae, Feretia apodanthera (Del.) Rubiaceae, Combretum micranthum (Don.) Combretaceae, Securidaca longepedunculata (Fres.) Polygalaceae and two plants -collected in Sao Tome: Pycnanthus angolensis (Welw.) Myristicaceae and Morinda citrifolia (Benth.) Rubiaceae were assessed for their in vitro antimalarial activity and their cytotoxic effects on human monocytes (THP1 cells) by flow cytometry. The methanol extract of leaves of Feretia apodanthera and the chloroform extract of roots of Guiera senegalensis exhibited a pronounced antimalarial activity. Two alkaloids isolated from the active extract of Guiera senegalensis, harman and tetrahydroharman, showed antimalarial activity (IC(50) lower than 4 microg/mL) and displayed low toxicity against THP1. Moreover, the decrease of THP1 cells in S phase of the cell cycle, after treatment with harman and tetrahydroharman, was probably due to an inhibition of total protein synthesis.

  17. Drosophila yakuba mayottensis, a new model for the study of incipient ecological speciation.

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    Yassin, Amir

    2017-01-02

    A full understanding of how ecological factors drive the fixation of genetic changes during speciation is obscured by the lack of appropriate models with clear natural history and powerful genetic toolkits. In a recent study, we described an early stage of ecological speciation in a population of the generalist species Drosophila yakuba (melanogaster subgroup) on the island of Mayotte (Indian Ocean). On this island, flies are strongly associated with the toxic fruits of noni (Morinda citrifolia) and show a partial degree of pre-zygotic reproductive isolation. Here, I mine the nuclear and mitochondrial genomes and provide a full morphological description of this population. Only 29 nuclear sites (speciation. Based on these differences, the Mayotte population is designated as a new subspecies, Drosophila yakuba mayottensis subsp. nov., and its strong potential in understanding the genetics of speciation and plant-insect interactions is discussed.

  18. Green technology approach towards herbal extraction method

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    Mutalib, Tengku Nur Atiqah Tengku Ab; Hamzah, Zainab; Hashim, Othman; Mat, Hishamudin Che

    2015-05-01

    The aim of present study was to compare maceration method of selected herbs using green and non-green solvents. Water and d-limonene are a type of green solvents while non-green solvents are chloroform and ethanol. The selected herbs were Clinacanthus nutans leaf and stem, Orthosiphon stamineus leaf and stem, Sesbania grandiflora leaf, Pluchea indica leaf, Morinda citrifolia leaf and Citrus hystrix leaf. The extracts were compared with the determination of total phenolic content. Total phenols were analyzed using a spectrophotometric technique, based on Follin-ciocalteau reagent. Gallic acid was used as standard compound and the total phenols were expressed as mg/g gallic acid equivalent (GAE). The most suitable and effective solvent is water which produced highest total phenol contents compared to other solvents. Among the selected herbs, Orthosiphon stamineus leaves contain high total phenols at 9.087mg/g.

  19. Microwave-Assisted Organocatalyzed Rearrangement of Propargyl Vinyl Ethers to Salicylaldehyde Derivatives: An Experimental and Theoretical Study.

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    Tejedor, David; Cotos, Leandro; Márquez-Arce, Daniel; Odriozola-Gimeno, Mikel; Torrent-Sucarrat, Miquel; Cossío, Fernando P; García-Tellado, Fernando

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    The microwave-assisted imidazole-catalyzed transformation of propargyl vinyl ethers (PVEs) into multisubstituted salicylaldehydes is described. The reaction is instrumentally simple, scalable, and tolerates a diverse degree of substitution at the propargylic position of the starting PVE. The generated salicylaldehyde motifs incorporate a broad range of topologies, spanning from simple aromatic monocycles to complex fused polycyclic systems. The reaction is highly regioselective and takes place under symmetry-breaking conditions. The preparative power of this reaction was demonstrated in the first total synthesis of morintrifolin B, a benzophenone metabolite isolated from the small tree Morinda citrifolia L. A DFT study of the reaction was performed with full agreement between calculated values and experimental results. The theoretically calculated values support a domino mechanism comprising a propargyl Claisen rearrangement, a [1,3]-H shift, a [1,7]-H shift (enolization), a 6π electrocyclization, and an aromatization reaction.

  20. The classical drug discovery approach to defining bioactive constituents of botanicals.

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    Kinghorn, A Douglas; Chai, Hee-byung; Sung, Chung Ki; Keller, William J

    2011-01-01

    In this review, several recently identified biologically active principles of selected botanical dietary supplement ingredients are described, and were isolated using classical phytochemical chromatographic methods, with various spectroscopic procedures used for their isolation and structure elucidation. A central component of such an approach is "activity-guided fractionation" to monitor the compound purification process. In vitro assays germane to cancer chemoprevention were used to facilitate the work performed. Bioactive compounds, including several new substances, were characterized from açai (Euterpe oleracea), baobab (Adansonia digitata), licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana), and noni (Morinda citrifolia). Many of these compounds exhibited quite potent biological activity, but tended to be present in their plant of origin only at low concentration levels.

  1. Beverages of lemon juice and exotic noni and papaya with potential for anticholinergic effects.

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    Gironés-Vilaplana, Amadeo; Valentão, Patrícia; Andrade, Paula B; Ferreres, Federico; Moreno, Diego A; García-Viguera, Cristina

    2015-03-01

    Lemon (Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f.) juice beverages enriched either with noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) (LN) or papaya (Carica papaya L.) (LP), were characterized by HPLC-DAD-ESI/MS(n), the antioxidant capacity was evaluated by (DPPH·), superoxide (O2(·-)), hydroxyl radicals (·OH) and hypochlorous acid (HOCl) assays, and their potential as acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE) inhibitors was also assessed. The fruits are rich in a wide range of bioactive phenolics. Regarding DPPH·, ·OH and HOCl assays, the LP displayed strong activity, and LN was the most active against O2(·-). Concerning cholinesterases, LP was the most active, mainly due to lemon juice contribution. The effect on the cholinesterases was not as strong as in previous reports on purified extracts, but the bioactive-rich beverages offer the possibility of dietary coadjutants for daily consumption of health-promoting substances by adults with aging-related cognitive or physical disorders.

  2. Antioxidant activity of noni juice in heavy smokers

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    Wang Mian-Ying

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Noni (Morinda citrifolia juice has demonstrated antioxidant activity in vitro and in vivo. To evaluate this activity in humans, noni juice from Tahiti (TNJ was evaluated in a 30 day, double-blind, and placebo controlled clinical trial with 285 current heavy smokers. Research participants were randomly assigned to three daily treatment groups: 118 mL placebo, 29.5 mL TNJ, and 118 mL TNJ. Plasma superoxide anion radicals (SAR and lipid hydroperoxide (LOOH levels were measured pre and post-intervention. Results After 30 days, mean SAR decreased from 0.26 ± 0.14 to 0.19 ± 0.10 μmol/mL in the 29.5 mL dose group (P P P P Conclusion The results suggest an antioxidant activity from noni juice in humans exposed to tobacco smoke, thereby replicating the results found previous chemical and in vivo tests.

  3. Kajian Tanaman Obat Indonesia yang Berpotensi sebagai Antidepresan

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    Rosa Adelina

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    Full Text Available Depression as a mental illness has many negative effects to people’s quality of life. The synthetic drugs has been developed to cure this illness but the side effect has compromized the therapy. Other side, the use of herbal medicine has been accepted in almost country in the world.The objective of this study is to find antidepressant drug from Indonesian herbal medicine. The study is an assessment derived from 53 publications of antidepressant effect of Indonesian herbal from national and international papers.The assessment include the active compounds, mechanism, and used part of plant. The result of this study is there are nine potential Indonesian plants to be a co-therapy or alternative drug as antidepressant. They are Valeriana javanica, Areca catechu Linn, Piper longumBl., Curcuma longaLinn, Momordica charantia Linn, Clitoria ternatea, Morinda citrifolia, Myristica fragrans, and Ocimum basilicum.

  4. Natural colourant plant and the use of traditionally by tribe of Marori Men-Gey in Wasur National Park, Merauke Regency

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    Full Text Available The aim of the research was to know the plant species which used as a natural colorant and its exploiting traditionally by Tribe of Marori Men-Gey. This Research was executed at area of Wasur National Park in Merauke regency. Method used was descriptive method with the direct observation technique in field. Result of research indicate that the natural colorant plant exploited by tribe of Marori Men-Gey as much 7 species included in 6 family that was Vaccinium sp. (Cacinaceae, Morinda citrifolia L. (Rubiaceae, Curcuma domestica Val. (Zingiberaceae, Mangifera indica L. (Anacardiaceae, Ziziplus sp. (Myrtaceae, Gmelina sp. (Verbenaceae and Zyzygium sp (Myrtaceae. Part of plant exploited cover the root, rhizome, bark, rubber, leaf and fruit. From 7 the colorant plant species, 4 species yielding color yellow that was Vaccinium sp., C. domestica, M. citrifolia and M. indica, 2 species yield the riddling that was Ziziplus sp. and Gmelina sp. and also 1 species yielding black color that was Zyzygium sp. Colorant plant exploited by tribe of Marori Men-Gey as traditional equipments colorant, food colorant and body colorant.

  5. Macroglomeruli for fruit odors change blend preference in Drosophila

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    Ibba, Irene; Angioy, Anna Maria; Hansson, Bill S.; Dekker, Teun

    2010-12-01

    The olfactory circuitry of Drosophila melanogaster is becoming increasingly clear. However, how olfactory processing translates into appropriate behavioral responses is still poorly understood. Using a sibling species approach, we tested how a perturbation in the olfactory circuitry affects odor preference. In a previous study, we found that the sibling species of D. melanogaster, the specialist D. sechellia, overrepresents a sensillum, ab3, the A neuron of which is sensitive to hexanoate esters, characteristic of the species' sole host, the Morinda citrifolia fruit. Concordantly, the corresponding glomerulus, DM2, is enlarged. In this study, we found that the ab3B neuron, the expansion of which was previously assumed to be pleiotropic and of no ecological significance, is in fact tuned to another morinda fruit volatile, 2-heptanone (HP). Axons of this neuron type arborize in a second enlarged glomerulus. In behavioral experiments we tested how this has affected the fly's odor preference. We demonstrate that D. sechellia has a reversed preference for the key ligands of these macroglomeruli, especially at high concentrations. Whereas D. melanogaster was repelled by high concentrations of these odors, D. sechellia was highly attracted. This was the case for odors presented singly, but more notably for blends thereof. Our study indicates that relatively simple changes, such as a shift in sensillar abundance, and concordant shifts in glomerular size, can distort the resulting olfactory code, and can lead to saltatory shifts in odor preference. D. sechellia has exploited this to align its olfactory preference with its ecological niche.

  6. [Low calorie diet influence optimization on body composition at obese patients with secondary diastolic heart failure].

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    Bogdanov, A R; Derbeneva, S A; Bogdanova, A A; Feofanova, T B; Panfilova, N V; Nesierova, V E

    2015-01-01

    In open prospective monocentric study in 3 parallel groups we studied the effectiveness of correction of body composition using low calorie diet therapy with inclusion of specialized food products (SFP)--sources of polyphenols and iridoids made on the basis of the juice of Morinda citrifolia L. fruits. We studied 90 patients aged from 30 to 50 years old with grade III obesity and clinically expressed secondary diastolic heart failure. The duration of diet therapy was 42 days. It was shown that low-calorie diet has non-optimal effect on the body composition in morbidly obese patients with secondary diastolic heart failure, namely leading to the expressed loss of body fatless (7.2%, p=0.00008) and muscle mass (by 16.6%, p=0.00004); at the same time the reduction of total body weight is noted only by 2.3% (p=0.053), reduction of waist measurement by 1.3% (p=0.028) and reduction of hips measurement by 1.3% (p=0.09), accompanied by the reduction of body fat by 8.5% (p=0.000017) and of liquid by 7.3% (p=0.0018). The introduction of the SFP into the diet optimizes the effect of low calorie diet therapy on the anthropometric parameters and body composition. The most important effect of the SFP is the ability to prevent the excess loss of muscle mass in patients, and this effect is being dose-dependent. The loss of muscle mass in two groups of patients was 3.1-4.1% after 6 weeks of diet therapy, while in the control group it was 8.5% (p=0.0051). We have concluded that the inclusion of the SFP, manufactured on the basis Morinda citrifolia L. (noni) juice to the low calorie diet allows to initiate mainly the loss of the body fat with the simultaneous protection of active cellular mass, which is without doubt can be considered as the advantage compared to the standard low calorie diet.

  7. Value-added of used cooking oil using noni (Morinda citrofilia) extract and bagasse

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    Rahayu, Sri; Supriyatin

    2017-08-01

    This study aimed to investigate the effect of noni extract and bagasse to the number of free fatty acids and peroxide on used cooking oil. This study used a completely randomized design with factorial experiment consisting of two factors: noni extract and administration bagasse. The oil used was cooking oil that has been used 3 times to fry catfish. The study was conducted in the laboratory of Biochemistry, Department ofBiology Science UNJ. Data was analyzed by 2-way ANOVA (α Oil fortification analysis result in negative value of vit A, D and E on cooking oil used. Preliminary test results showed that the used cooking oil on catfish 3 times frying has a peroxide value of 20.2 MeK O2/kg and the number of free fatty acids of 2.2%, which is already quite high and out of SNI limit. This basis the reason of usingthe oil as a sample. Combination of noni and bagasse applied on cooking oil has shown the lowest peroxide value (0.533 mg-equivalen peroxide per kg sample (MeK O2/kg)) compared with administration of bagasse (0.8 MeK O2/kg) and noni alone (0.67 MeK O2/kg). Giving noni and bagasse also figured lower fatty acids (1,878%) compared to administration of noni (1.94%) and bagasse (2,191%) only on used cooking oil. Statistical analysis shows p cooking oil. It can be concluded that the administration of noni extract and bagasse gave effect on free fatty acids and peroxide on used oil.

  8. An in vitro evaluation of antimicrobial activity of five herbal extracts and comparison of their activity with 2.5% sodium hypochlorite against Enterococcus faecalis

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    Divya Saxena

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Context: Sodium hypochlorite is the most widely used irrigant in endodontic practice, but it has various disadvantages. Literature has shown that herbal products such as Propolis, Azadirachta indica (AI, Triphala, Curcuma longa, and Morinda citrifolia (MC possess good antimicrobial properties and thus can be used as potential endodontic irrigants. Aim: To evaluate and compare the antimicrobial activity of five herbal extracts, i.e., Propolis, AI, Triphala, C. longa, and MC with that of 2.5% sodium hypochlorite against Enterococcus faecalis. Materials and Methods: E. faecalis American Type Culture Collection 21292 was inoculated onto brain heart infusion agar plate. Discs impregnated with herbal medicaments were placed on the inoculated plates and incubated at 37°C aerobically for 24 h and growth inhibition zones were measured. Statistical Analysis: Mean zone of inhibition in descending order was found as sodium hypochlorite > Propolis > AI > Triphala > C. longa = MC > ethanol. Statistical analysis was performed using one-way analysis of variance which showed a significant difference in the zone of inhibition of sodium hypochlorite and Propolis (P < 0.001. Results: Propolis showed highest zone of inhibition among all the herbal extracts next to sodium hypochlorite. Conclusion: Propolis and AI have significant antimicrobial activity against E. faecalis.

  9. Evaluation of nitric oxide scavenging activity, in vitro and ex vivo, of selected medicinal plants traditionally used in inflammatory diseases.

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    Basu, Subhalakshmi; Hazra, Banasri

    2006-10-01

    Steroidal and non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs, despite their various side effects, are in great demand worldwide. Alternatively, herbal formulations provide relief to a large percentage of the population suffering from inflammatory diseases. Therefore, such practices need to be rationalized through a mechanistic approach. Thus, four traditional medicinal plants, namely Ventilago madraspatana Gaertn., Rubia cordifolia Linn., Lantana camara Linn. and Morinda citrifolia Linn. were selected for a study on the inhibition of nitric oxide (NO*), a key mediator in the phenomenon of inflammation, signifying the presence of effective antiinflammatory constituents therein. Plant samples were extracted with different solvents for evaluation of their inhibitory activity on NO* produced in vitro from sodium nitroprusside, and in LPS-activated murine peritoneal macrophages, ex vivo. Further, the inhibition of NO* synthesis was correlated with the reduction of iNOS protein expression through Western blot. Notable NO* scavenging activity was exhibited in vitro by some extracts of V. madraspatana, R. cordifolia and L. camara (IC(50) < 0.2 mg/mL). Most of them showed marked inhibition (60%-80%), ex vivo, at a dose of 80 microg/mL without appreciable cytotoxic effect on the cultured macrophages. Immunoblot analysis confirmed that the modulatory effect of the samples had occurred through suppression of iNOS protein.

  10. 海巴戟研究进展

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    苏文潘; 吕平; 韦丽君; 俞奔驰; 叶启腾

    2006-01-01

    海巴戟(Morinda citrifolia Linn.),茜草科巴戟天属植物,产于南太平洋热带诸岛,我国海南、西沙和台湾有分布。为玻利尼西亚土著民重要传统药用植物,其叶、根、皮和未成熟果实均能治疗疾病。美国生化学者威罗夫·海尼克博士发现其含有极强抗氧功效,商业上引起广泛关注。尤其是近年,研究发现海巴戟果汁有抗癌的可能性后,海巴戟得到了越来越广泛的应用,在国内外,域内已有研究所开始重视,目前,我国虽极少科技文章发表,略见滞后,最近海南省投资六千万人民币建设产业,可知其重要程度。

  11. The Effect of a Phaseolus vulgaris and Dietary Fiber Based Supplement on Advanced Glycation End Products: An Open-label Trial

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    Brett J. West

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Elevated Advanced Glycation End product (AGE levels are associated with certain impaired health states. As these are disruptive to the function of healthy tissues, due to their protein cross-linking ability, AGEs are significant contributors to the aging process. In fact, population studies have revealed that AGE levels tend to increase as we get older. Certain lifestyle and dietary factors may accelerate AGE accumulation. Therefore, strategies intended to modify these factors, or mitigate their effects, may be useful in controlling the aging process. In an 11 week open-label clinical trial, 30 adult volunteers consumed daily a commercially available combination of white kidney bean extract, dietary fibers, &beta-carotene and noni (Morinda citrifolia fruit pulp, in combination with calorie restriction and exercise. During the course of the trial, participants experienced significant weekly declines in average body weight and fat mass. The average AGE score, as measured by skin auto-fluorescence, had also decreased significantly. In terms of AGE associated years, the change in AGE scores corresponded to an average decrease of 8.83 years. The results indicate that the intervention contributed to improved health and exhibited anti-aging properties.

  12. Antimutagenic and antirecombinagenic activities of noni fruit juice in somatic cells of Drosophila melanogaster

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    LEONARDO P. FRANCHI

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Noni, a Hawaiian name for the fruit of Morinda citrifolia L., is a traditional medicinal plant from Polynesia widely used for the treatment of many diseases including arthritis, diabetes, asthma, hypertension and cancer. Here, a commercial noni juice (TNJ was evaluated for its protective activities against the lesions induced by mitomycin C (MMC and doxorrubicin (DXR using the Somatic Mutation and Recombination Test (SMART in Drosophila melanogaster. Three-day-old larvae, trans-heterozygous for two genetic markers (mwh and flr3 , were co-treated with TNJ plus MMC or DXR. We have observed a reduction in genotoxic effects of MMC and DXR caused by the juice. TNJ provoked a marked decrease in all kinds of MMC- and DXR-induced mutant spots, mainly due to its antirecombinagenic activity. The TNJ protective effects were concentration-dependent, indicating a dose-response correlation, that can be attributed to a powerful antioxidant and/or free radical scavenger ability of TNJ.

  13. Ability of Lactobacillus plantarum JR64 isolated from noni juice in lowering Cholesterol in vivo

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    Lanjar Sumarno

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Recently public’s attention to the importance of healthy food increases rapidly. Probiotic based food exploiting lactic acid bacteria is among the healthy food. Lactobacillus plantarum JR64 isolate from Morinda citrifolia fruit was assessed for its probiotic in-vivo by using Wistar  Rat. The purpose of this research was to study the ability of probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum JR64 in lowering serum LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein of Wistar Rat. Twenty Rats were grouped into 4, each group consisted of 5 Rats. First Group was a negative control  given standard normal diet of 20 gr/day plus aquadest. Second Grup was a positive control given cholesterol normal diet 20 gr /day plus Propil Tio Urasil (PTU 60 mg/kg body weight/day. Third Group was supplemented with normal diet 20 gr /day plus Propil Tio Urasil (PTU 60 mg  kg body weight /day and  1012 CFU Lactobacillus plantarum JR64. Fourth Group was the same as third Group unless the probiotic using commercial probiotic Lactobacillus bulgariccus at 1012 CFU. Blood samples were withdrawn for measurement of total cholesterol, triglyceride, High Density Lipoprotein (HDL, and Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL cholesterol every week and measured by using spectrophotometer with 546 nanometers wavelength. The results show that probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum JR64 isolated from noni juice significantly (p < 0,01 reduce Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL and Triglyceride in vivo  and tend to reduce High Density Lipoprotein (HDL and total cholesterol.

  14. Noni Juice Improves Serum Lipid Profiles and Other Risk Markers in Cigarette Smokers

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    Mian-Ying Wang

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Cigarette smoke-induced oxidative stress leads to dyslipidemia and systemic inflammation. Morinda citrifolia (noni fruit juice has been found previously to have a significant antioxidant activity. One hundred thirty-two adult heavy smokers completed a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial designed to investigate the effect of noni juice on serum cholesterol, triglyceride, low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL, high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP, and homocysteine. Volunteers drank noni juice or a fruit juice placebo daily for one month. Drinking 29.5 mL to 188 mL of noni juice per day significantly reduced cholesterol levels, triglycerides, and hs-CRP. Decreases in LDL and homocysteine, as well increases in HDL, were also observed among noni juice drinkers. The placebo, which was devoid of iridoid glycosides, did not significantly influence blood lipid profiles or hs-CRP. Noni juice was able to mitigate cigarette smoke-induced dyslipidemia, an activity associated with the presence of iridoids.

  15. Anti-Diabetic Potential of Noni: The Yin and the Yang

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    Pratibha V. Nerurkar

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Escalating trends of chronic diseases such as type-2 diabetes (T2D have sparked a renewed interest in complementary and alternative medicine, including herbal products. Morinda citrifolia (noni has been used for centuries by Pacific Islanders to treat various ailments. Commercial noni fruit juice has been marketed as a dietary supplement since 1996. In 2003, the European Commission approved Tahitian noni juice as a novel food by the Health and Consumer Protection Directorate General. Among noni’s several health benefits, others and we have demonstrated the anti-diabetic effects of fermented noni fruit juice in animal models. Unfortunately, noni’s exciting journey from Polynesian medicine to the research bench does not reach its final destination of successful clinical outcomes when translated into commercial products. Noni products are perceived to be safe due to their “natural” origin. However, inadequate evidence regarding bioactive compounds, molecular targets, mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, long-term safety, effective dosages, and/or unanticipated side effects are major roadblocks to successful translation “from bench side to bedside”. In this review we summarize the anti-diabetic potential of noni, differences between traditional and modern use of noni, along with beneficial clinical studies of noni products and challenges in clinical translation of noni’s health benefits.

  16. Pharmacokinetic of 3 H-deacetylasperulosidic acid in mice

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    Simla Basar-Maurer

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Background: An investigation was conducted to determine the fate of the iridoid derivative deacetylasperulosidic acid (DAA after oral application to mice. Methods: DAA was extracted from Morinda citrifolia leaf and purified by preparative HPLC. The identity was verified by MS and NMR spectroscopy. A sample of DAA was radioactively labelled with tritium and applied to mice by gavage. The pharmacokinetic of the radioactivity was investigated in blood, organs, urine and feces. Metabolites were isolated in blood and urine by HPLC and identified by LC-MS. In vitro incubation of DAA with mouse duodenum and liver homogenate and human fecal bacteria was performed and possible metabolites were separated by HPLC. Results: DAA was rapidly absorbed and excreted mainly via the kidneys with a half-life of 30 minutes. Radioactivity was present in all organs with highest concentrations in kidney and liver. Almost 100% of the radioactivity isolated from urine and organs could be identified as unchanged DAA. Additionally, no metabolism could be observed after in vitro incubation of DAA with mouse small intestine or liver homogenate. However, a total breakdown of the molecule was observed after incubation of DAA with human intestinal bacteria. Conclusion: The absorption and excretion of glycosides such as DAA in mammals without hydrolysis is a potential defense mechanism of animals against the toxicity of these compounds.

  17. Adaptógenos: plantas medicinales tradicionales comercializadas como suplementos dietéticos en la conurbación Buenos Aires-La Plata (Argentina

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    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se presentan los resultados de un estudio sobre tres especies de las cuales se comercializan productos considerados adaptógenos: Lepidium meyenii Walp. (Brassicaceae, "maca", Morinda citrifolia L. (Rubiaceae, "noni", y Petiveria alliacea L. (Phytolaccaceae, "pipi". Los datos provienen de estudios en Etnobotánica urbana realizados en la conurbación Buenos Aires-La Plata, se presentan los usos tradicionales de las especies, sus vías de ingreso, comercialización y difusión como suplementos dietéticos en el contexto pluricultural urbano, los modos actuales de empleo y los saberes relacionados, que forman parte del conocimiento botánico local. De este modo, se evalúan las modificaciones en los usos originalmente asignados, como consecuencia de la expansión de los productos en el marco de la globalización, y los cambios consecuentes en los patrones tradicionales de saberes, creencias y prácticas referidos a estos recursos vegetales

  18. Adverse effects of herbal medicines: an overview of systematic reviews.

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    Posadzki, Paul; Watson, Leala K; Ernst, Edzard

    2013-02-01

    This overview of systematic reviews (SRs) aims to evaluate critically the evidence regarding the adverse effects of herbal medicines (HMs). Five electronic databases were searched to identify all relevant SRs, with 50 SRs of 50 different HMs meeting our inclusion criteria. Most had only minor weaknesses in methods. Serious adverse effects were noted only for four HMs: Herbae pulvis standardisatus, Larrea tridentate, Piper methysticum and Cassia senna. The most severe adverse effects were liver or kidney damage, colon perforation, carcinoma, coma and death. Moderately severe adverse effects were noted for 15 HMs: Pelargonium sidoides, Perna canaliculus, Aloe vera, Mentha piperita, Medicago sativa, Cimicifuga racemosa, Caulophyllum thalictroides, Serenoa repens, Taraxacum officinale, Camellia sinensis, Commifora mukul, Hoodia gordonii, Viscum album, Trifolium pratense and Stevia rebaudiana. Minor adverse effects were noted for 31 HMs: Thymus vulgaris, Lavandula angustifolia Miller, Boswellia serrata, Calendula officinalis, Harpagophytum procumbens, Panax ginseng, Vitex agnus-castus, Crataegus spp., Cinnamomum spp., Petasites hybridus, Agave americana, Hypericum perforatum, Echinacea spp., Silybum marianum, Capsicum spp., Genus phyllanthus, Ginkgo biloba, Valeriana officinalis, Hippocastanaceae, Melissa officinalis, Trigonella foenum-graecum, Lagerstroemia speciosa, Cnicus benedictus, Salvia hispanica, Vaccinium myrtillus, Mentha spicata, Rosmarinus officinalis, Crocus sativus, Gymnema sylvestre, Morinda citrifolia and Curcuma longa. Most of the HMs evaluated in SRs were associated with only moderately severe or minor adverse effects.

  19. Medicinal plant reported with adverse reactions in Cuba: potential interactions with conventional drugs

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    Ioanna Martínez

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Context: Herbal drugs are a mixture of active compounds and the chemical complexity of each formulation increase with the possibility of interactions between them and conventional drugs. Many mechanisms are implicated in the interactions; scientific community has dedicated the attentions to enzymes as P-gp and CYP450. Aims: To investigate in the literature the principal plants with suspicions of adverse reactions in Cuba and their potential interactions with conventional drugs. Methods: PubMed was the database used as source of information until February 2014. Key words: Herb-Drug, Drug-Plant, Herbal–Drug, Interactions with scientific names of plants was used. Information was structured and analysed with EndNote X4. Analysis and integration of the information: Allium sativum L. (garlic was the plant with the high number of studies related with CYP450 and P-gp. Plants with great demand as Morinda citrifolia L. (noni, Psidium guajava L. (guayaba, Zingiber officinale Roscoe (ginger and Eucalyptus spp. (eucalyptus have a very small number of studies. The professionals of the health should keep in mind the possibility of interactions between herbal products and conventional drugs to increase the effectiveness of phytotherapy. Conclusions: It is necessary enhance reports and investigations and to put to disposition of the system of health information on the interactions of plants and to stimulate the investigation that offers information for the rational use of our medicinal plants.

  20. Anticancer activity of fungal taxol derived from Botryodiplodia theobromae Pat., an endophytic fungus, against 7, 12 dimethyl benz(a)anthracene (DMBA)-induced mammary gland carcinogenesis in Sprague Dawley rats.

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    Pandi, M; Manikandan, R; Muthumary, J

    2010-01-01

    Breast cancer is the second most prevalent cancer worldwide and their incidence increases gradually. Taxol (paclitaxel), a potent anticancer drug, is naturally isolated from the bark of the Pacific yew. Taxol is widely used in the treatment of ovarian, lung and breast cancer. The increased demand for taxol, coupled with its limited availability from the protected Pacific yew, has had researchers scrambling for alternate sources. The purpose of the present study is to investigate chemopreventive effect of fungal taxol derived from a novel endophytic fungus Botryodiplodia theobromae Pat., isolated from a medicinal plant Morinda citrifolia Linn. The fungal taxol is found to be active against the 7, 12 dimethyl benz(a)anthracene (DMBA)-induced mammary gland carcinogenesis in Sprague dawley rats. The enzymic and non-enzymic antioxidants i.e. superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), glutatione peroxidase (GPx), glutatione-S-transferase (GST), reduced glutathione (GSH), vitamin C and vitamin E were evaluated in control and experimental groups. Lipid peroxides levels (LPO) were also tested. Histological analysis of breast tissue was analyzed by haematoxylin and eosin staining to assess the cytoprotective role of fungal taxol active against breast cancer. Immunohistochemical analyses were also performed to evaluate the effect of fungal taxol on the inflammatory marker such as Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in control and experimental groups. The results showed that the fungal taxol significantly suppresses the DMBA-induced breast cancer in Sprague dawley rats.

  1. Traditional Therapies Used to Manage Diabetes and Related Complications in Mauritius: A Comparative Ethnoreligious Study

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    Mahomoodally, M. Fawzi; Mootoosamy, A.; Wambugu, S.

    2016-01-01

    Religious communities from Mauritius still rely on traditional therapies (TT) for primary healthcare. Nonetheless, there is still a dearth of scientific information on TT used by the different religious groups to manage diabetes and related complications (DRC). This study aimed to gather ethnomedicinal knowledge on TT used by the different religious groups against DRC. Diabetic patients (n = 95) and traditional healers (n = 5) were interviewed. Fifty-two plant species belonging to 33 families and 26 polyherbal formulations were documented to manage DRC. The most reported DRC was hypertension (n = 36). Leaves (45.2%) and juice (36%) were the most cited mode of preparation of herbal recipes. Plants which scored high relative frequency of citation were Citrus aurantifolia (0.55) and Morinda citrifolia (0.54). The cultural importance index showed that Ocimum tenuiflorum, Cardiospermum halicacabum, Camellia sinensis, and Ophiopogon japonicas were the most culturally important plants among Hindu, Muslim, Christian, and Buddhist community, respectively. Hindu and Muslim community showed the highest similarity of medicinal plants usage (Jaccard index = 95.8). Seven animal species distributed over 4 classes were recorded for the management of DRC. Plants and animals recorded as TT should be submitted to scientific studies to confirm safety and efficacy in clinical practice and to identify pharmacologically active metabolites. PMID:27200100

  2. Characteristic of flotation deinking using bio and synthetic surfactant at different air flow rate

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    Trismawati, Wardana, I. N. G.; Hamidi, Nurkholis; Sasongko, Mega Nur

    2016-03-01

    Flotation deinking has industrially applied but several problems keep unsolved because limitations have to compete with several variables present. Flotation deinking is multi variables process, so studying flotation deinking is still interesting. In this research, the amount of variables was reduced and focused to the performance comparison between flotation deinking of old newspaper (ONP) using biodegradable fatty acid of morinda citrifolia as the raw bio surfactant (RBS) and biodegradable fatty acid of palm oil that had been converted to be commercial surfactant (CS). The flotation was done at laboratory flotation cell equipped with orifice at different diameter (orifice number 20, 40 and 60) with adjustable airflow rate. Brightness and Effective Residual Ink Concentration (ERIC) of the deinked pulp were measured. The best results were achieved on orifice number 40 with the highest brightness of 41.96 °ISO and 40.96 °ISO when using CS and RBS respectively, and lowest ERIC of 896.82 ppm and 1001.72 ppm when using CS and RBS respectively. The percentage delta of deinking power characteristic between CS and RBS was 2.36% and 11.70% for brightness and ERIC, respectively.

  3. Traditional Therapies Used to Manage Diabetes and Related Complications in Mauritius: A Comparative Ethnoreligious Study

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    M. Fawzi Mahomoodally

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Religious communities from Mauritius still rely on traditional therapies (TT for primary healthcare. Nonetheless, there is still a dearth of scientific information on TT used by the different religious groups to manage diabetes and related complications (DRC. This study aimed to gather ethnomedicinal knowledge on TT used by the different religious groups against DRC. Diabetic patients (n=95 and traditional healers (n=5 were interviewed. Fifty-two plant species belonging to 33 families and 26 polyherbal formulations were documented to manage DRC. The most reported DRC was hypertension (n=36. Leaves (45.2% and juice (36% were the most cited mode of preparation of herbal recipes. Plants which scored high relative frequency of citation were Citrus aurantifolia (0.55 and Morinda citrifolia (0.54. The cultural importance index showed that Ocimum tenuiflorum, Cardiospermum halicacabum, Camellia sinensis, and Ophiopogon japonicas were the most culturally important plants among Hindu, Muslim, Christian, and Buddhist community, respectively. Hindu and Muslim community showed the highest similarity of medicinal plants usage (Jaccard index = 95.8. Seven animal species distributed over 4 classes were recorded for the management of DRC. Plants and animals recorded as TT should be submitted to scientific studies to confirm safety and efficacy in clinical practice and to identify pharmacologically active metabolites.

  4. Anti-Diabetic Potential of Noni: The Yin and the Yang.

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    Nerurkar, Pratibha V; Hwang, Phoebe W; Saksa, Erik

    2015-01-01

    Escalating trends of chronic diseases such as type-2 diabetes (T2D) have sparked a renewed interest in complementary and alternative medicine, including herbal products. Morinda citrifolia (noni) has been used for centuries by Pacific Islanders to treat various ailments. Commercial noni fruit juice has been marketed as a dietary supplement since 1996. In 2003, the European Commission approved Tahitian noni juice as a novel food by the Health and Consumer Protection Directorate General. Among noni's several health benefits, others and we have demonstrated the anti-diabetic effects of fermented noni fruit juice in animal models. Unfortunately, noni's exciting journey from Polynesian medicine to the research bench does not reach its final destination of successful clinical outcomes when translated into commercial products. Noni products are perceived to be safe due to their "natural" origin. However, inadequate evidence regarding bioactive compounds, molecular targets, mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, long-term safety, effective dosages, and/or unanticipated side effects are major roadblocks to successful translation "from bench side to bedside". In this review we summarize the anti-diabetic potential of noni, differences between traditional and modern use of noni, along with beneficial clinical studies of noni products and challenges in clinical translation of noni's health benefits.

  5. Effect of methanol extracts of nony fruit on mice infected by RH strain of Toxoplasma gondii

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    Didik T Subekti

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Intraperitoneal infection of Type I Toxoplasma gondii on mice causes high mortality at a short time due to parasitic burden, immunosuppression, cell and tissue damage. The mice survival is increased after treated with drugs that reduce or destroy tachyzoite and modulate or recovered the immune system. Nony fruit (Morinda citrifolia is popular as immunomudulator and has antoxoplasma properties. The purpose of this experiment is to evaluate the effect of ethanol extract of nony fruit and Fansidar® (pyrimethamine-sulfadiazine to reduce tachyzoite and improve survival as well as immunomudulator on mice following toxoplasma infection. Mice was divided into six groups (10 mice respectively consist of infected-non treated groups, infected + Fansidar®, infected + ethanol extract of nony on several doses (100, 50, 25% and non infected-non treated groups. All mice on each groups were infected intraperitoneally by 5 x 106 and 2,5 x 103 RH strain of Toxoplasma gondii tachyzoite/mice respectively. The results have shown that Fansidar® was successfully to reduced tachyzoite and improved mice survival but the ethanol extract of nony fruit was failed.

  6. In Vivo Antioxidant Activity of Deacetylasperulosidic Acid in Noni

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    De-Lu Ma

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Deacetylasperulosidic acid (DAA is a major phytochemical constituent of Morinda citrifolia (noni fruit. Noni juice has demonstrated antioxidant activity in vivo and in human trials. To evaluate the role of DAA in this antioxidant activity, Wistar rats were fed 0 (control group, 15, 30, or 60 mg/kg body weight per day for 7 days. Afterwards, serum malondialdehyde concentration and superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase activities were measured and compared among groups. A dose-dependent reduction in malondialdehyde was evident as well as a dose-dependent increase in superoxide dismutase activity. DAA ingestion did not influence serum glutathione peroxidase activity. These results suggest that DAA contributes to the antioxidant activity of noni juice by increasing superoxide dismutase activity. The fact that malondialdehyde concentrations declined with increased DAA dose, despite the lack of glutathione peroxidase-inducing activity, suggests that DAA may also increase catalase activity. It has been previously reported that noni juice increases catalase activity in vivo but additional research is required to confirm the effect of DAA on catalase. Even so, the current findings do explain a possible mechanism of action for the antioxidant properties of noni juice that have been observed in human clinical trials.

  7. A cross-cultural study: anti-inflammatory activity of Australian and Chinese plants.

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    Li, Rachel W; Myers, Stephen P; Leach, David N; Lin, G David; Leach, Greg

    2003-03-01

    In this study, in vitro inhibitory effects of 33 ethanol extracts obtained from 24 plant species (representing 11 different families) on cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) were evaluated. The plant materials selected for this study have been used in aboriginal medicine in Australia and traditional medicine in China for the treatment of various diseases that are considered as inflammation in nature, e.g. asthma, arthritis, rheumatism, fever, edema, infections, snakebite and related inflammatory diseases. All of the selected plants, with one exception, showed inhibitory activity against COX-1, which supports their traditional uses. The most potent COX-1 inhibition were observed from the extracts of Acacia ancistrocarpa leaves (IC(50)=23 microg/ml). Ficus racemosa bark, Clematis pickeringii stem, Acacia adsurgens leaves, Tinospora smilacina stem and Morinda citrifolia fruit powder exhibited inhibition of COX-1 with the IC(50) of 100, 141, 144, 158 and 163 microg/ml, respectively. Aspirin and indomethacin used as the reference COX-1 inhibitors in this study inhibited COX-1 with IC(50) of 241 and 1.2 microg/ml, respectively. The findings of this study may explain at least in part why these plants have been traditionally used for the treatment of inflammatory conditions in Australian aboriginal medicine and traditional Chinese medicine.

  8. Effects of Plants on Osteogenic Differentiation and Mineralization of Periodontal Ligament Cells: A Systematic Review.

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    Costa, Cláudio Rodrigues Rezende; Amorim, Bruna Rabelo; de Magalhães, Pérola; De Luca Canto, Graziela; Acevedo, Ana Carolina; Guerra, Eliete Neves Silva

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    This systematic review aimed to evaluate the effects of plants on osteogenic differentiation and mineralization of human periodontal ligament cells. The included studies were selected using five different electronic databases. The reference list of the included studies was crosschecked, and a partial gray literature search was undertaken using Google Scholar and ProQuest. The methodology of the selected studies was evaluated using GRADE. After a two-step selection process, eight studies were identified. Six different types of plants were reported in the selected studies, which were Morinda citrifolia, Aloe vera, Fructus cnidii, Zanthoxylum schinifolium, Centella asiatica, and Epimedium species. They included five types of isolated plant components: acemannan, osthole, hesperetin, asiaticoside, and icariin. In addition, some active substances of these components were identified as polysaccharides, coumarins, flavonoids, and triterpenes. The studies demonstrated the potential effects of plants on osteogenic differentiation, cell proliferation, mineral deposition, and gene and protein expression. Four studies showed that periodontal ligament cells induce mineral deposition after plant treatment. Although there are few studies on the subject, current evidence suggests that plants are potentially useful for the treatment of periodontal diseases. However, further investigations are required to confirm the promising effect of these plants in regenerative treatments.

  9. Isolation, Characterization, and Genetic Diversity of Ice Nucleation Active Bacteria on Various Plants

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    DIANA ELIZABETH WATURANGI

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Ice nucleation active (INA bacteria is a group of bacteria with the ability to catalyze the ice formation at temperature above -10 oC and causing frost injury in plants. Since, most of the literature on INA bacteria were from subtropical area, studies of INA bacteria from tropical area are needed. We sampled eight fruits and 36 leaves of 21 plant species, and then identified through biochemical and genetic analysis. INA bacteria were characterized for INA protein classification, pH stability, and optimization of heat endurance. We discovered 15 INA bacteria from seven plants species. Most of bacteria are oxidase and H2S negative, catalase and citrate positive, gram negative, and cocoid formed. These INA bacteria were classified in to three classes based on their freezing temperature. Most of the isolates were active in heat and pH stability assay. Some isolates were analysed for 16S rRNA gene. We observed that isolates from Morinda citrifolia shared 97% similiarity with Pseudomonas sp. Isolate from Piper betle shared 93% similarity with P. pseudoalcaligenes. Isolate from Carica papaya shared 94% similarity with Pseudomonas sp. While isolate from Fragaria vesca shared 90% similarity with Sphingomonas sp.

  10. Antioxidative activity, polyphenolic content and anti-glycation effect of some Thai medicinal plants traditionally used in diabetic patients.

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    Kusirisin, W; Srichairatanakool, S; Lerttrakarnnon, P; Lailerd, N; Suttajit, M; Jaikang, C; Chaiyasut, C

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    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. (PE), Terminalia chebula Retz. (TC), Morinda citrifolia Linn. (MC), Kaempferia parviflora Wall. (KP) and Houttuynia cordata Thunb.(HC), respectively. Thirty plant extracts were good correlation between total antioxidant activity and antiradical activity by TBARS as well as by glycation (r = 0.856, p<0.01 and r = 0.810, p<0.01). PE had stronger antioxidative activity as well as inhibition of TBARS and glycation than the other plants. The investigation showed that total polyphenol and tannin content of PE and the flavonoid content of HC were the highest. The results imply that these plants are potential sources of natural antioxidants which have free radical scavenging activity and might be used for reducing oxidative stress in diabetes.

  11. Non-additive benefit or cost? Disentangling the indirect effects that occur when plants bearing extrafloral nectaries and honeydew-producing insects share exotic ant mutualists

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    Savage, Amy M.; Rudgers, Jennifer A.

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    Background and Aims In complex communities, organisms often form mutualisms with multiple different partners simultaneously. Non-additive effects may emerge among species linked by these positive interactions. Ants commonly participate in mutualisms with both honeydew-producing insects (HPI) and their extrafloral nectary (EFN)-bearing host plants. Consequently, HPI and EFN-bearing plants may experience non-additive benefits or costs when these groups co-occur. The outcomes of these interactions are likely to be influenced by variation in preferences among ants for honeydew vs. nectar. In this study, a test was made for non-additive effects on HPI and EFN-bearing plants resulting from sharing exotic ant guards. Preferences of the dominant exotic ant species for nectar vs. honeydew resources were also examined. Methods Ant access, HPI and nectar availability were manipulated on the EFN-bearing shrub, Morinda citrifolia, and ant and HPI abundances, herbivory and plant growth were assessed. Ant-tending behaviours toward HPI across an experimental gradient of nectar availability were also tracked in order to investigate mechanisms underlying ant responses. Key Results The dominant ant species, Anoplolepis gracilipes, differed from less invasive ants in response to multiple mutualists, with reductions in plot-wide abundances when nectar was reduced, but no response to HPI reduction. Conversely, at sites where A. gracilipes was absent or rare, abundances of less invasive ants increased when nectar was reduced, but declined when HPI were reduced. Non-additive benefits were found at sites dominated by A. gracilipes, but only for M. citrifolia plants. Responses of HPI at these sites supported predictions of the non-additive cost model. Interestingly, the opposite non-additive patterns emerged at sites dominated by other ants. Conclusions It was demonstrated that strong non-additive benefits and costs can both occur when a plant and herbivore share mutualist partners. These

  12. ANALISIS USAHA TENUN IKAT BERBASIS PEWARNA ALAM DI KABUPATEN SUMBA TIMUR: Kasus di Kecamatan Kambera dan Umalulu

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    Full Text Available ABSTRAK Pembuatan kain tenun ikat Sumba Timur menggunakan pewarna alam dari bagian tumbuhan. Kerajinan tersebut sudah berkembang dari semula bersifat subsisten menjadi komersial. Namun pengembangannya belum optimal dan belum mendapat dukungan secara signifikan dari para pihak terkait. Penelitian bertujuan menganalisis usaha tenun ikat, meliputi  proses dan biaya produksi serta pendapatan pengrajin, jenis-jenis tumbuhan pewarna yang digunakan, permasalahan yang dihadapi pengrajin, para pihak terkait dan dukungan yang diperlukan untuk keberlanjutan dan pengembangan usaha. Penelitian dilakukan di tiga kelurahan/desa pada Bulan Februari dan Juni 2014 melalui metode wawancara, dialog dan pengamatan lapangan. Usaha kerajinan tenun ikat di Kabupaten Sumba Timur tergolong industri mikro. Tenaga kerja berasal dari anggota keluarga terutama ibu dan anak wanita. Biaya produksi dan harga jual produk (selendang, sarung dan kain sangat bervariasi antar pengrajin. Rata-rata volume kerja pengrajin 7,91 unit benang per tahun dan rata-rata pendapatan pengrajin Rp1.133.122,- per bulan. Dua jenis tumbuhan yang digunakan sebagai sumber pewarna alam utama adalah Indigofera tinctoria L. dan Morinda citrifolia L. yang dipungut dari alam. Belum ada usaha budidaya jenis-jenis tersebut secara signifikan. Produktivitas kerja pengrajin belum optimal dan bahan baku sumber pewarna alam semakin sulit diperoleh. Produk kain tenun masih terpaku pada motif dan warna atau corak tradisional sehingga segmen pasarnya terbatas. Untuk menjamin keberlanjutan dan pengembangan usaha tenun ikat di Sumba Timur, budidaya jenis-jenis tumbuhan penghasil pewarna alam sudah sangat mendesak dilakukan. Perlu pula mengenalkan jenis-jenis tumbuhan penghasil warna alternatif.  Untuk memperluas segmen pasar diperlukan pengenalan motif dan warna atau corak alternatif sehingga produknya lebih bervariasi.         Kata kunci: Tenun ikat,  pewarna alam,  pengrajin, biaya produksi, volume kerja

  13. Dentine microhardness changes following conventional and alternate irrigation regimens: An in vitro study

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    Full Text Available Aim: To compare the changes in microhardness of root dentin caused by two novel irrigation regimens with conventional irrigation. Materials and Methods: Forty extracted human permanent incisor teeth were selected. Decoronated roots were separated longitudinally to get 80 specimens that were embedded in autopolymerizing acrylic resin and grounded flat with silicon carbide abrasive papers. Of these, 60 root segments without any cracks or defects were selected and divided into four groups according to the irrigation regimen used (n = 15. Group I: 5% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl + 17% ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA + 0.2% chlorhexidine digluconate (CHX (conventional. Group II: 6% Morinda Citrifolia Juice + 17% EDTA (MCJ. Group III: 5% NaOCl + Q Mix 2 in 1 (QMix. Group IV: Distilled water (control. Irrigation regimens were performed for 5 minutes. Dentin microhardness was measured with a Vickers indenter under a 200-g load and a 20-s dwell time at the midroot level of root dentin. The data were analyzed using Kruskal Wallis test and Dunn′s multiple comparison tests. Results: A significant difference was seen in the median values of the four groups. The control group showed the least reduction in microhardness when comparison with the other groups. Except for Group III (Q Mix, the other groups that were tested (MCJ and conventional regimens showed statistically significant difference from the control group. Conclusion: Within the limitation of this study, it was concluded that NaOCl + Q Mix were least detrimental to root dentin microhardness when compared with MCJ and conventional irrigation regimens.

  14. Influence of various herbal irrigants as a final rinse on the adherence of Enterococcus faecalis by fluorescence confocal laser scanning microscope

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    Hannah Rosaline

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the antibacterial efficacy of three different herbal irrigants against Enterococcus faecalis. Materials and Methods: Single rooted teeth were extracted due to orthodontic and periodontal reasons. The teeth were then inoculated with E. faecalis. The teeth were randomly divided into three experimental groups and two control groups of six samples each. Group 1 specimens were treated with 5.2% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCL for 30 min followed by 5 mmol/L Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA for 5 min and saline as final irrigant. Group 2 specimens were treated with and 5.2% NaOCl for 30 min as final irrigant. Group 3 were treated with Morinda citrifolia (MC for 30 min as final irrigant. Group 4 were treated with Azadiracta indica (AI as final irrigant. Group 5 were treated with green tea (GT for 30 min as final irrigant. The dentin specimens were carefully spread onto a microscope slide and stained with BacLight and examined in a confocal laser scanning microscope set to monitor fluorescein isothiocyanate and propidium iodide. A total of nine fields were examined for each treatment and the bacteria presented were counted. Statistical Analysis: Using the one-way ANOVA with multiple comparison, significantly less bacteria were found adhering to the samples treated with Neem followed by NaOCL, GT, MC, Saline. Results: AI treatment produced the maximum reduction in adherence of E. faecalis to dentin (9.30% followed by NaOCl (12.50%, GT (27.30%, MC (44.20% and saline (86.70%. Conclusion: Neem is effective in preventing adhesion of E. faecalis to dentin.

  15. Plantas medicinais conhecidas por especialistas locais de uma comunidade rural maranhense

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    L.S VIEIRA

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO Este trabalho objetivou realizar o inventário das plantas medicinais de uma comunidade rural maranhense, analisando o valor de uso e a importância relativa das espécies, assim como o consenso dos informantes quanto às doenças tratadas. Foram realizadas 50 entrevistas semiestruturadas utilizando-se o método de amostragem “bola-de-neve” e usou-se a técnica “turnê-guiada” para coletar as espécies citadas. Os especialistas locais citaram 63 espécies pertencentes a 44 famílias, das quais Fabaceae, Apocynaceae, Lamiaceae e Myrtaceae apresentaram o maior número de espécies. A planta que obteve maior valor de uso foi Morinda citrifolia L.. Himatanthus drasticus (Müll.Arg. Woodson foi a espécie que apresentou maior importância relativa. Dentre os sistemas corporais tratados com os recursos vegetais, os que obtiveram maior consenso entre os informantes foram os relacionados às doenças do estômago, esôfago e duodeno e infecções virais caracterizadas por lesões na pele (ambas com FCI = 0,83. Em virtude da riqueza de conhecimento sobre plantas medicinais em um Estado do Brasil onde o sistema de saúde é bastante precário e onde os estudos de cunho etnobotânico ainda são escassos, sugere-se que novos estudos etnobotânicos sejam realizados afim de evidenciar a dinâmica de conhecimento local e suas implicações ecológicas e sociais.

  16. Antioxidant activity of aqueous extract of noni in dilutent for ram semen cryopreservation

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    Ana Lauren Costa Nascimento

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Noni (Morinda citrifolia L. is a fruit consumed worldwide because of its nutritional and therapeutic properties resulting from the large amount of phenolic compounds, which has aroused interest of the scientific community. In order to identify new natural sources of antioxidants, the objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of noni in diluent for ram semen cryopreservation. A completely randomized design consisting of four treatments and three repetitions per treatment was used. The treatments differed in terms of the concentration of the aqueous extract of noni added to the diluent: control, no addition of the extract, and three concentrations (24, 72, and 120 µg/mL. The physical and chemical variables of the mature fruit were evaluated: total acidity (8.78, pH (4.12, and soluble solids (8.18%. The vitamin C content was 309.42 mg per 100 g fresh matter. The aqueous extract of noni was also evaluated regarding the quantity of total phenolic compounds, antioxidant activity, and lipid peroxidation inhibition capacity. The aqueous extract contained a moderate amount of phenolic compounds (47.96 ± 1.95 mg gallic acid equivalent/100 g extract. The concentrations of the aqueous extract of 72 and 120 µg/mL in diluent used for semen cryopreservation inhibited lipid peroxidation by 21.75% and 51.32%, respectively. There was no positive effect of the lowest concentration (24 µg/mL. The antioxidant activity index of noni was 33.33, corresponding to very strong antioxidant activity. The aqueous extract of noni exhibits very strong antioxidant activity and its addition to the diluent for semen cryopreservation at a concentration of 72 µg/mL is able to inhibit lipid peroxidation.

  17. Expression Divergence of Chemosensory Genes between Drosophila sechellia and Its Sibling Species and Its Implications for Host Shift

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    Shiao, Meng-Shin; Chang, Jia-Ming; Fan, Wen-Lang; Lu, Mei-Yeh Jade; Notredame, Cedric; Fang, Shu; Kondo, Rumi; Li, Wen-Hsiung

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    Drosophila sechellia relies exclusively on the fruits of Morinda citrifolia, which are toxic to most insects, including its sibling species Drosophila melanogaster and Drosophila simulans. Although several odorant binding protein (Obp) genes and olfactory receptor (Or) genes have been suggested to be associated with the D. sechellia host shift, a broad view of how chemosensory genes have contributed to this shift is still lacking. We therefore studied the transcriptomes of antennae, the main organ responsible for detecting food resource and oviposition, of D. sechellia and its two sibling species. We wanted to know whether gene expression, particularly chemosensory genes, has diverged between D. sechellia and its two sibling species. Using a very stringent definition of differential gene expression, we found a higher percentage of chemosensory genes differentially expressed in the D. sechellia lineage (7.8%) than in the D. simulans lineage (5.4%); for upregulated chemosensory genes, the percentages were 8.8% in D. sechellia and 5.2% in D. simulans. Interestingly, Obp50a exhibited the highest upregulation, an approximately 100-fold increase, and Or85c—previously reported to be a larva-specific gene—showed approximately 20-fold upregulation in D. sechellia. Furthermore, Ir84a (ionotropic receptor 84a), which has been proposed to be associated with male courtship behavior, was significantly upregulated in D. sechellia. We also found expression divergence in most of the chemosensory gene families between D. sechellia and the two sibling species. Our observations suggest that the host shift of D. sechellia was associated with the enrichment of differentially expressed, particularly upregulated, chemosensory genes. PMID:26430061

  18. Performance and Meat Quality of Broilers Infected with Escherichia coli and Administered with Bio Additive, Probiotic, and Antibiotic

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    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available An experiment was conducted to determine the efficacy of bio additive administration (a mixture of Lumbricus rubellus extract, Morinda citrifolia leaves extract and lactic acid bacteria, probiotic, and antibiotic to the performance and meat quality of broiler infected with Avian Pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC. In this study, 140 Jumbo 747 unsexed one-day old chicks were distributed randomly into 20 units of cages, each filled with 7 broilers. Twenty cages were assigned into 5 treatment groups, each treatment in 4 equal replicates. The treatments were as follows: A= E. coli infection (positive control, B= E. coli infection + bio additive, C= E. coli infection + probiotic, D= E. coli infection + antibiotic, E= No E. coli infection (negative control. A commercial corn-soybean-based broiler diet was formulated as the basal diets. The experimental period was 35 d and at 21st d of age the broilers were infected with E. coli except the E treatment. The result showed that bio additive administration (B increased the final body weight (1,659.52 g and body weight gain (1,616.81 g and resulted in less FCR (1.87 among other treatments. The lowest mortality rate was recorded in B treatment (3.57% and D treatment (3.57%. Probiotic (C treatment and antibiotic (D treatment decreased (P<0.05 meat pH and tenderness compared to other treatments. Meanwhile bio additive administration did not affect the meat quality (pH, cooking loss, water-holding capacity, tenderness, and fat compared to positive and negative controls. The lowest meat cholesterol content was observed in B treatment (54.02 mg/100 g. It is concluded that bio additive administration on broiler infected with E. coli increased the broiler performance and decreased the meat cholesterol compared to other treatments.

  19. IKRO ORGANISME LOKAL) SEBAGAI INSEKTISIDA NABATI TERHADAP POPULASI HAMA UTAMA KEDELAI DAN MUSUH ALAMINYA

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    Penelitian dalam bentuk percobaan bertujuan untuk mengetahui dampak aplikasi ekstrak tiga jenis tumbuhan yakni daun Nimba, buah Mengkudu dan daun Tembelekan (L,camara) Masing - masing bahan tumbuhan dihaluskan kemudian difermentasi ( dibuat MOL) kemudi an dibandingkan dengan ekstrak tanpa fermentasi untuk dijadikan insektisida nabati terhadap populasi hama utama kedelai dan musuh alaminya telah dilaksanakan di Kebun Percobaan Balai Penelitian Serealia Maros dan labo...

  20. In Silico Prediction of the Anti-Depression Mechanism of a Herbal Formula (Tiansi Liquid Containing Morinda officinalis and Cuscuta chinensis

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    Full Text Available Purpose: Depression is a sickening psychiatric condition that is prevalent worldwide. To manage depression, the underlying modes of antidepressant effect of herbals are important to be explored for the development of natural drugs. Tiansi Liquid is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM that is prescribed for the management of depression, however its underlying mechanism of action is still uncertain. The purpose of this study was to systematically investigate the pharmacological mode of action of a herbal formula used in TCM for the treatment of depression. Methods: Based on literature search, an ingredients-targets database was developed for Tiansi Liquid, followed by the identification of targets related to depression. The interaction between these targets was evaluated on the basis of protein-protein interaction network constructed by STITCH and gene ontology (GO enrichment analysis using ClueGO plugin. Results: As a result of literature search, 57 components in Tiansi Liquid formula and 106 potential targets of these ingredients were retrieved. A careful screening of these targets led to the identification of 42 potential targets associated with depression. Ultimately, 327 GO terms were found by analysis of gene functional annotation clusters and abundance value of these targets. Most of these terms were found to be closely related to depression. A significant number of protein targets such as IL10, MAPK1, PTGS2, AKT1, APOE, PPARA, MAPK1, MIF, NOS3 and TNF-α were found to be involved in the functioning of Tiansi Liquid against depression. Conclusions: The findings elaborate that Tiansi Liquid can be utilized to manage depression, however, multiple molecular mechanisms of action could be proposed for this effect. The observed core mechanisms could be the sensory perception of pain, regulation of lipid transport and lipopolysaccharide-mediated signaling pathway.

  1. Investigation on antibacterial and antioxidant activities, phenolic and flavonoid contents of some thai edible plants as an alternative for antibiotics.

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    Lee, J H; Cho, S; Paik, H D; Choi, C W; Nam, K T; Hwang, S G; Kim, S K

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    This study was aimed to examine the antibacterial and antioxidative properties of seven edible plants from Thailand to develop alternative antibiotics as feed additives. The plants include Citrus aurantifolia Swingle (Lime) fruits and its leaves, Sesbania grandiflora L. (Agati sesbania) leaves, Piper sarmentosum Roxb (Wild betal) leaves, Curcuma domestica Valeton (Turmeric) roots, Morinda citrifolia L. (Beach mulberry) leaves, Cassia siamea britt (Siamea cassia) leaves, and Cocos nucifera L. (Coconut) peels. The plants were extracted by methanol, n-hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate, butanol and water. Antibacterial activities with minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) were determined by agar diffusion assay against Escherichia coli, Burkholderia sp., Haemopilus somnus, Haemopilus parasuis, and Clostridium perfringens that were considered pathogenic strains in livestock infection. Methanol extracts of C. aurantifolia Swingle fruits and leaves showed the broadest spectrum of antibacterial activities except for C. perfringens. Butanol extract of S. grandiflora L. leaves showed the strongest activity against Burkholderia sp. with MIC, 135 μg/mL. P. sarmentosum Roxb leaves showed antibacterial activities against E. coli, Burkholderia sp. and H. parasuis. Ethyl acetate and water extracts from C. domesitca Valeton roots showed MIC of 306 μg/mL and 183 μg/mL, respectively against only C. perfringens. Antioxidative activity was determined by 2-diphenyl-2-picryl hydrazyl photometric assay. The methanol extracts of C. aurantifolia Swingle fruits and P. sarmentosum Roxb leaves showed the highest antioxidant activity among all the extracts with 3.46 mg/mL and 2.70 mg/mL effective concentration 50% (EC50) values, respectively. Total contents of phenolics and flavonoids were measured from the plant extracts. Methanol extracts of S. grandiflora L. and chloroform extracts of C. domestica Valeton were found to have the highest amount of total phenolics, 41.7 and 47.8

  2. Six centuries of anthropogenic forest change on a Polynesian high island: Archaeological charcoal records from the Marquesas Islands

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    Huebert, Jennifer M.; Allen, Melinda S.

    2016-04-01

    established and cultivation intensified. Mimicking natural forests, these arboricultural systems helped protect the island's fragile soils and landscapes from recurring climate extremes. Intriguingly, some translocated taxa, including Tahitian chestnut, Casuarina equisetifolia (ironwood), and Morinda citrifolia (Indian mulberry), may have been post-settlement introductions. This analysis demonstrates the potential of archaeological wood charcoal assemblages to inform on Pacific Island vegetation histories, anthropogenic processes, and the evolution of arboricultural economies.

  3. Biometria em plantas de noni sob irrigação com águas salinas e lixiviação dos sais do solo

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    Antônio Gustavo de Luna Souto

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO A utilização de água com teor salino elevado está se tornando uma alternativa à produção agrícola mundial, mas, para isso, há necessidade de tecnologias que reduzam os impactos no solo e no rendimento das culturas, como o emprego de lixiviação dos sais do solo ou o uso de espécies tolerantes à salinidade. Nessa direção, o objetivo do trabalho foi avaliar o crescimento de plantas de noni (Morinda citrifolia L. submetidas à irrigação e lavagem do solo com águas de salinidade crescente. O experimento foi desenvolvido em ambiente telado do Centro de Ciência Agrárias, Universidade Federal da Paraíba em Areia, PB, em blocos casualizados, com quatros repetições e duas plantas por parcela, usando o arranjo fatorial 5×2, referente a cinco valores de condutividade elétrica das águas de irrigação (0,5; 1,5; 3,0; 4,5; 6,0 dS m-1, combinados com presença e ausência de drenagem para a lavagem do solo e lixiviação dos sais. O aumento da condutividade elétrica das águas de irrigação elevou o caráter salino do solo para valores que comprometeram o crescimento biométrico e a produção de biomassa total das plantas de noni, independentemente da ausência ou presença de lixiviação dos sais, mas, com maior severidade, em todas as variáveis, no solo sem drenagem. As plantas do solo sem lixiviação dos sais não sobreviveram à irrigação com água de salinidade estimada de 5,28 dS m-1, não cresceram adequadamente em altura, diâmetro caulinar, emissão de folhas e área foliar e produziram baixos níveis de biomassa sob irrigação com água de condutividade elétrica 4,5 dS m-1.

  4. 西双版纳雾凉季低温对3种热带植物光合作用和抗氧化酶活性的影响%Effect of Low Temperature in Foggy and Cool Season on Photosynthesis and Activities of Antioxidant Enzymes in Three Tropical Species

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    2008-01-01

    在西双版纳热带雨林条件下测定了3种热带经济植物灯台树(Alstonia scholaris)、瓜拉那(Paullinia cupana)和海巴戟(Morinda citrifolia)雨季和雾凉季的光合作用、叶绿素荧光、抗氧化酶活性及膜脂过氧化等指标变化.结果表明:雨季灯台树、海巴戟和瓜拉那的最大净光合速率(Amax)分别为18.9、23.2和11.7μmol·m-2·s-1.雾凉季3种植物的Amax、气孔导度、羧化效率和光系统Ⅱ的最大光化学效率都比雨季显著降低,并以灯台树降低的幅度最小;3种植物的非光化学埠灭(NPQ)在雾凉季比雨季都升高,其中灯台树的NPQ上升的幅度最大.雾凉季低温还导致了3种植物的抗氧化酶(CAT、SOD、APX、POD和GR)活性和丙二醛(MDA)含量都升高,并以灯台树抗氧化酶的活性更强或上升幅度最大,而MDA含量增加幅度最小.研究发现,与灯台树相比,海巴戟和瓜拉那对西双版纳雾凉季低温很敏感,雾凉季时其光合系统都受到一定程度的伤害,需要采取适当的防寒措施以缓解低温伤害.

  5. Investigation on Antibacterial and Antioxidant Activities, Phenolic and Flavonoid Contents of Some Thai Edible Plants as an Alternative for Antibiotics

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    J. H. Lee

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    Full Text Available This study was aimed to examine the antibacterial and antioxidative properties of seven edible plants from Thailand to develop alternative antibiotics as feed additives. The plants include Citrus aurantifolia Swingle (Lime fruits and its leaves, Sesbania grandiflora L. (Agati sesbania leaves, Piper sarmentosum Roxb (Wild betal leaves, Curcuma domestica Valeton (Turmeric roots, Morinda citrifolia L. (Beach mulberry leaves, Cassia siamea britt (Siamea cassia leaves, and Cocos nucifera L. (Coconut peels. The plants were extracted by methanol, n-hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate, butanol and water. Antibacterial activities with minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC were determined by agar diffusion assay against Escherichia coli, Burkholderia sp., Haemopilus somnus, Haemopilus parasuis, and Clostridium perfringens that were considered pathogenic strains in livestock infection. Methanol extracts of C. aurantifolia Swingle fruits and leaves showed the broadest spectrum of antibacterial activities except for C. perfringens. Butanol extract of S. grandiflora L. leaves showed the strongest activity against Burkholderia sp. with MIC, 135 μg/mL. P. sarmentosum Roxb leaves showed antibacterial activities against E. coli, Burkholderia sp. and H. parasuis. Ethyl acetate and water extracts from C. domesitca Valeton roots showed MIC of 306 μg/mL and 183 μg/mL, respectively against only C. perfringens. Antioxidative activity was determined by 2-diphenyl-2-picryl hydrazyl photometric assay. The methanol extracts of C. aurantifolia Swingle fruits and P. sarmentosum Roxb leaves showed the highest antioxidant activity among all the extracts with 3.46 mg/mL and 2.70 mg/mL effective concentration 50% (EC50 values, respectively. Total contents of phenolics and flavonoids were measured from the plant extracts. Methanol extracts of S. grandiflora L. and chloroform extracts of C. domestica Valeton were found to have the highest amount of total phenolics, 41.7 and 47

  6. Evolutionary genetics: you are what you evolve to eat.

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    Dworkin, Ian; Jones, Corbin D

    2015-04-20

    The evolution of host specialization can potentially limit future evolutionary opportunities. A new study now shows how Drosophila sechellia, specialized on the toxic Morinda fruit, has evolved new nutritional needs influencing its reproduction.

  7. 78 FR 49831 - Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for...

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    ...), Christmas berry (Crossopetalum ilicifolium), redgal (Morinda royoc), and snowberry (Chiococca alba); and... variations in financial resources for conservation (Vargas-Moreno and Flaxman 2010, pp. 1-6). The...

  8. Transferability and characterization of microsatellite markers in two Neotropical Ficus species

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Microsatellite markers were transferred and characterized for two Neotropical fig tree species, Ficus citrifolia and Ficus eximia. Our study demonstrated that microsatellite markers developed from different subgenera of Ficus can be transferred to related species. In the present case, 12 of the 15 primer pairs tested (80% were successfully transferred to both of the above species. Eleven loci were polymorphic when tested across 60 F. citrifolia and 60 F. eximia individuals. For F. citrifolia, there were 4 to 15 alleles per locus, whereas expected heterozygosities ranged from 0.31 to 0.91. In the case of F. eximia, this was 2 to 12 alleles per locus and expected heterozygosities from 0.42 to 0.87.

  9. Ezeja et al., Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. (2013) 10(5):394 ...

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    Literature review shows little or no scientific report on the antiulcer activities of C. ... lesions were scored and the total number of ulcers and the ulcer index were ..... citrifolia (Linn) fruit extract. Journal of. Science Research 1 (2): 345-352. 27. ... Smith, H. A., Jones, T. C. and Hunt, R. D. (1972) Veterinary Pathology, 4th ed., ...

  10. OBAT TRADISIONAL UNTUK PENYAKIT TEKANAN DARAH TINGGI DARI PENGOBAT TRADISIONAL (BATTRA DI DKI JAKARTA, D.I. YOGYAKARTA DAN SURABAYA

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    Siti Sapardiyah Santoso

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Untuk mencapai Indonesia sehat tahun 2010, jangkauan pelayanan kesehatan modem semakin dirasakan sampai tingkat pedesaan, walaupun demikian masih ada sebagian masyarakat yang mencari pengobatan ke pengobat tradisional. Sehubungan dengan itu telah dilakukan penelitian manfaat pengobatan tradisional untuk penyaklt tidak menular di DKI Jakarta, D.!. Yogyakarta, dan Surabaya, dengan sampel sebanyak 30 orang informan pengobat tradisional (BAITRA. Salah satu tujuan penelitian adalah ingin mengetahui obat tradisional apa saja yang diberikan oleh BAITRA kepada pasien tekanan darah tinggi, dan bagaimana cara meramunya. Pengumpulan data melalui wawancara mendalam kepada sejumlah informan BATTRA dengan menggunakan pedoman wawancara. Teknik analisis data dengan trianggulasi dan selanjutnya dilaporkan secara diskriptif, naratif. Tulisan ini merupakan bagian dari penelitian tentang "Manfaat obat tradisional untuk penyakit tidak menular (diabetes mellitus, tekanan darah tinggi dan rematik di kota besar ". Hasil penelitian manfaat pengobatan tradisional untuk penyakit tidak menular di tiga kota besar, menunjukkan bahwa 93 responden pasien tekanan darah tinggi di DKI Jakarta, D.I. Yogyakarta, dan Surabaya berobat ke pengobatan tradisional dengan harapan ingin cepat sembuh berkisar antara 70,8% sampai 90,3%. Bahan ramuan obat tradisional yang diberikan oleh BATTRA adalah berasal dari berbagai jenis tumbuhan misalnya dari buah mengkudu (pace, seledri, akar, batang, daun, umbi dan lain-lain. Meskipun obat tradisional dibuat dari bahan tumbuhan yang sama, namun cara meramu dan pengolahannya berbeda tergantung dari masing-masing BATTRA.   Kata kunci: BAITRA, obat tradisional, tekanan darah tinggi.

  11. Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Health in Mandi-Gobindgarh, Punjab, India - A Pilot Study

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    Rajesh Kumar

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Large number of epidemiological studies to know the effect of air pollution on the general mortality and morbidity, and the cardiopulmonary morbidity and mortality are concentrated in USA and Europe. Regional differences in air pollution necessitate regional level health effects studies. Present study is a cross sectional pilot study from India, an Asian country. A sample of population from an industrial town ‘Mandi Gobindgarh’ and a nonindustrial town ‘Morinda’ were selected. A cross-sectional household survey was done in both the towns. One hundred subjects were selected from each of the towns. Ambient air quality data was collected for both towns over a period of 10-months to assess seasonal variations. In the present study the average PM10 (particulate matter with ≤ 10μm aerodynamic diameter levels in Morinda were 99.54 μg/m3 and in Mandi Gobindgarh 161.20 μg/m3. As per NAAQS the permitted levels of PM10 is 50 μg/m3 taken as annual average (arithmetic mean. Elemental analysis of the aerosol samples found the concentration levels to be higher in Mandi- Gobindgarh than Morinda. The population in Gobindgarh shows a higher prevalence of symptoms of angina and cardiovascular disease considered in the study as compared to Morinda. When the same data is viewed in terms of male and female population, the female population is found to show these symptoms marginally higher than their counterparts. Considering the results of present study it can be stated that the increased levels of different pollutants and the higher prevalence of cardiovascular symptoms in Mandi-Gobindgarh (Industrial town than the Morinda (Non-Industrial town is because of the association of PM pollution with cardiovascular diseases. Keeping in view the current status of literature, further studies in this direction are needed in a country like India. Such data will also be globally relevant.

  12. EL GÉNERO FICUS (MORACEAE) EN LA PROVINCIA BIOGEOGRÁFICA DE LA DEPRESIÓN DEL BALSAS, MÉXICO

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    NAHÚ GONZÁLEZ-CASTAÑEDA; GUADALUPE CORNEJO-TENORIO; GUILLERMO IBARRA-MANRÍQUEZ

    2010-01-01

    Con base en colectas de campo, revisión de literatura florística y taxonómica, así como en la revisión de ejemplares depositados en diversos herbarios se registraron 11 especies de Ficus (Moraceae) en la Provincia Biogeográfica de la Depresión del Balsas. Las especies registradas pertenecen a los subgéneros Pharmacosycea (F. insipida y F. maxima) y Urostigma (F. citrifolia, F. cotinifolia, F. crocata, F. membranacea, F. obtusifolia, F. pertusa, F. petiolaris, F. pringlei y F. velutina), y en ...

  13. Estudio florístico de Ficus (Moraceae) en el estado de Guerrero, México Floristic study of Ficus (Moraceae) in the state of Guerrero, Mexico

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    Carlos Alberto Durán-Ramírez; Rosa María Fonseca-Juárez; Guillermo Ibarra-Manríquez

    2010-01-01

    Con base en salidas al campo y la revisión de ejemplares de herbario, se registran 13 especies de Ficus (Moraceae) en el estado de Guerrero, 4 pertenecen al subgénero Pharmacosycea (F.insípida, F. lapathifolia, F. maxima y F. yoponensis) y 9 al subgénero Urostigma (F. citrifolia, F. cotinifolia, F. crocata, F. membranacea, F. obtusifolia, F. pertusa, F. petiolaris, F. pringlei y F. velutina), al cual se añade un posible registro de F. aurea. Se incluye una clave para su identificación y se pr...

  14. Estudio florístico de Ficus (Moraceae) en el estado de Guerrero, México

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    Carlos Alberto Durán-Ramírez; Rosa María Fonseca-Juárez; Guillermo Ibarra-Manríquez

    2010-01-01

    Con base en salidas al campo y la revisión de ejemplares de herbario, se registran 13 especies de Ficus (Moraceae) en el estado de Guerrero, 4 pertenecen al subgénero Pharmacosycea (F.insípida, F. lapathifolia, F. maxima y F. yoponensis) y 9 al subgénero Urostigma (F. citrifolia, F. cotinifolia, F. crocata, F. membranacea, F. obtusifolia, F. pertusa, F. petiolaris, F. pringlei y F. velutina), al cual se añade un posible registro de F. aurea. Se incluye una clave para su identificación y se pr...

  15. Air pollution and cardiovascular health in Mandi-Gobindgarh, Punjab, India - a pilot study.

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    Nautiyal, Jyoti; Garg, M L; Kumar, Manoj Sharma; Khan, Asif Ali; Thakur, Jarnail S; Kumar, Rajesh

    2007-12-01

    Large number of epidemiological studies to know the effect of air pollution on the general mortality and morbidity, and the cardiopulmonary morbidity and mortality are concentrated in USA and Europe. Regional differences in air pollution necessitate regional level health effects studies. Present study is a cross sectional pilot study from India, an Asian country. A sample of population from an industrial town 'Mandi Gobindgarh' and a nonindustrial town 'Morinda' were selected. A cross-sectional household survey was done in both the towns. One hundred subjects were selected from each of the towns. Ambient air quality data was collected for both towns over a period of 10-months to assess seasonal variations. In the present study the average PM10 (particulate matter with pollutants and the higher prevalence of cardiovascular symptoms in Mandi-Gobindgarh (Industrial town) than the Morinda (Non-Industrial town) is because of the association of PM pollution with cardiovascular diseases. Keeping in view the current status of literature, further studies in this direction are needed in a country like India. Such data will also be globally relevant.

  16. Cytotoxic and genotoxic effects of aqueous extracts of five medicinal plants on Allium cepa Linn.

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    Akinboro, A; Bakare, A A

    2007-07-25

    The cytotoxic and genotoxic effects of aqueous extracts of five medicinal plants: Azadirachta indica (A. Juss), Morinda lucida (Benth.), Cymbopogon citratus (DC Stapf.), Mangifera indica (Linn.) and Carica papaya (Linn.) was evaluated using the Allium cepa assay. The extracts were prepared with tap water as practised locally. Onion bulbs were exposed to 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50%; and 1, 2.5, 5, 10 and 20% concentrations (v/v) of each of the extracts for macroscopic and microscopic analyses, respectively. There was concentration-dependent and statistically significant (Pinhibition of root growth by the extracts when compared with the control. The EC(50) obtained for decoctions of Azadirachta indica. Cymbopogon citratus, Mangifera indica and Carica papaya were 0.6, 3.0, 1.4 and 0.8%, respectively. It was 2.6 and 0.8% for the squeezed extracts of Azadirachta indica and Morinda lucida, respectively. All the tested extracts were observed to have mitodepressive effects on cell division and induced mitotic spindle disturbance in Allium cepa. These results suggest an inhibitory, mitodepressive and turbagenic activities of the aqueous extracts on Allium cepa.

  17. Antimycobacterial activity of chemically defined natural substances from the Caribbean flora in Guadeloupe.

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    Rastogi, N; Abaul, J; Goh, K S; Devallois, A; Philogène, E; Bourgeois, P

    1998-04-01

    Eight chemically defined, naturally occurring compounds were extracted from the tropical flora of the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe: pilocarpine, an alkaloid from Pilocarpus racemosus; heraclenol and isomeranzin, coumarins from Triphasia trifolia; lochnerin, an indole alkaloid from Rauwolfia biauriculata; ibogaine and voacangine, indole alkaloids from Tabernaemontana citrifolia; texalin, an oxazole from Amyris elemifera; and canellal, a sesquiterpene dialdehyde from Canella winterana. An essential oil fraction from Canella winterana was also tested. The antimycobacterial activity of these substances was tested against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, M. avium and M. kansasii using the Middlebrook 7H11 agar medium, the Bactec 460-TB radiometric methodology, and determination of bacterial viable counts. Three compounds, namely ibogaine, voacangine and texalin, showed antimycobacterial activity. Investigations on the structure-modification and structure-activity relationships of these compounds may help determine new targets for future drug development.

  18. Combined traditional medicine and pharmacological antihypertensive drugs in a rural community of West Java, Indonesia

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    Bastaman Basuki

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Some hypertensive subjects in Indonesia consume traditional herbal medicines in addition to the usual pharmacological drugs. This paper studied the relationship between several traditional herbal medicines, such as morinda, star fruit, garlic, or jamu, believed to control hypertension and the risk of current pharmacological antihypertensive drug users in subjects with stage 1 and 2 hypertension in a rural community West Java, Indonesia. The data were obtained from 3 field studies by the second year medical students of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia conducted in 2001, 2002, and 2003 in a subdistrict of the Bogor regency. The subjects were selected randomly from neighborhood clusters. Interviews and blood pressure measurements were conducted at the houses of the subjects by specially trained second year medical students supervised by faculty members. There were 496 subjects with stage 1 or 2 hypertension, with 11.5% under current antihypertensive drugs. Compared with the hypertension stage 1 subjects, hypertension stage 2 subjects were 5.4 times more likely to be currently taking pharmacological antihypertensive medication (adjusted odds ratio = 5.44; 95% confidence interval = 2.64-11.27. The combined of current antihypertensive medication with traditional medicines were cucumber which being the most dominant followed by star fruit and morinda. Reasons for this were probably the strong influence of culture, the limited medical facilities, and high cost of the antihypertensive drugs. It was concluded that in a rural Indonesia, it was common for hypertensive subjects to take pharmacological drugs as well as traditional medicine for antihypertensive therapy. (Med J Indones 2004; 13: 246-51Keywords: hypertension, pharmacological drugs, traditional medicine, Indonesia

  19. Estudio florístico de Ficus (Moraceae en el estado de Guerrero, México Floristic study of Ficus (Moraceae in the state of Guerrero, Mexico

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    Carlos Alberto Durán-Ramírez

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Con base en salidas al campo y la revisión de ejemplares de herbario, se registran 13 especies de Ficus (Moraceae en el estado de Guerrero, 4 pertenecen al subgénero Pharmacosycea (F.insípida, F. lapathifolia, F. maxima y F. yoponensis y 9 al subgénero Urostigma (F. citrifolia, F. cotinifolia, F. crocata, F. membranacea, F. obtusifolia, F. pertusa, F. petiolaris, F. pringlei y F. velutina, al cual se añade un posible registro de F. aurea. Se incluye una clave para su identificación y se proporcionan descripciones, mapas de distribución, datos del hábitat y fenología de las especies, y se ilustran 6 de éstas. El bosque de galería y el bosque tropical caducifolio destacan por su riqueza de especies (8. Ficus lapathifolia restringe su distribución al bosque mesófilo de montaña y F. pringlei al bosque tropical caducifolio. Chilpancingo de los Bravo y Atoyac de Álvarez fueron los municipios con mayor cantidad de especies, con 11 y 9 especies, respectivamente. Por primera vez se registran para el estado: F. crocata, F. lapathifolia, F. membranacea, F. pringlei y F. yoponensis.Based on herbarium specimens and on field explorations, 14 native species of Ficus (Moraceae were recognized for Guerrero, Mexico. Four species are included in subgenus Pharmacosycea (Ficus insipida, F. lapathifolia, F. maxima and F. yoponensis and 9 in subgenus Urostigma (F. citrifolia, F. cotinifolia, F. crocata, F. membranacea, F. obtusifolia, F. pertusa, F. petiolaris, F. pringlei and F. velutina, including a possible record of F. aurea. A key, descriptions, distribution maps, and phenology data of species are provided, and 6 of them are ilustrated. Riparian forest and tropical deciduous forest were the vegetation communities with the highest number of species (8. Ficus lapathifolia was restricted to cloud forest whereas F. pringlei shows the same condition in the tropical deciduous forest. The municipalities of Chilpancingo de los Bravo and Atoyac de Alvarez

  20. Effect of inulin-type hexasaccharide on forced swimming tests in mice and rats and DRL 72 s in rats%菊淀粉型六聚糖对鼠强迫性游泳和低速率差式强化程序的影响

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    张中启; 袁莉; 赵楠; 徐玉坤; 杨明; 罗质璞

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    AIM To determine whether O-β -D-fructofuranosyl-〔(2→1 )-O-β-D-fructofuransyl〕4α-D-glucopyranoside (inulin-type hexasaccharide, IHS), a monomer extracted from the roots of Morinda of ficinalis How, has antidepressant action. METHODS Fo rced swimming tests in mice and rats and differential-reinforcement-of-low-r ate 72 second schedule (DRL 72 s) in rats were used. RESULTS In the forced swimming test in mice, IHS (80 mg*kg-1, po), like the effe ct of clinically effective antidepressant desipramine (10 mg*kg-1, ip), produced significant decrease in immobility time. IHS (20 mg*kg-1,po ) also elicited significant decrease in immobility time in forced swimming test in rats, which was comparable to the effect of desipramine (40 mg*kg-1, po). Moreover, in the DRL 72 s in rats, IHS (5~10 mg*kg-1, ip), s imilar to desipramine (5 mg*kg-1, ip), elicited significant increase in reinforcers. CONCLUSION These findings demonstrate that IHS has antidepressant action and is an effective component extracted from the root s of Morinda officinalis How.%目的确定巴戟天中菊淀粉型六聚糖单体(IHS)的抗抑郁作用。方法采用经典大小鼠强迫性游泳和程序化大鼠低速率差式强化(DRL 72s)法。结果在小鼠强迫性游泳模型上,po IHS 80 mg*kg-1与ip 地昔帕明1 0 mg *kg-1的作用类似,能明显缩短小鼠的不动时间;同样,po IHS 20 mg*kg -1 也缩短大鼠强迫性游泳的不动时间,其效果与po地昔帕明40 mg*kg-1相当。另外,在大鼠DRL 72s模型上,ip IHS 5~10 mg*kg-1和地昔帕明5 mg*kg-1 ,均增加大鼠DRL 72s 的强化数。结论 IHS具有抗抑郁作用,是巴戟天中抗抑郁有效成分。

  1. Redescription of the Leaf Miner on Ficus spp., Leiopleura melichari (Obenberger, 1922 (Buprestidae, Coleoptera

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    Ángel Solís-Blanco

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Arboriculture is an essential component of urban landscapes and for the welfare of their inhabitants. Several Ficus species have been planted in San Jose (Costa Rica;of these, Ficus costaricana (Liebm., F. citrifolia Mill.and F. jimenezii Standl. present foliage mining damage produced by Leiopleura melichari (Obenberger, 1922. This study presents the redescription of this species and the damage characterizations. Larvae produce extensive irregularly-shaped mines up to 65 mm at the most extensive parts; adults chew the upper plane of the leaf causing tissue necrosis. Oviposition takes place in groups (4.36 ± 1.64 eggs per group, with eggs measuring 0.88 ± 0.14 mm in diameter. Larvae are white, semi-translucent and can measure up to 12.09 + 0.74 mm long in their last instar. Adult bodies are oval and compact, lentiform, with convex upper and lower sides and blue-green and copper-red metallic coloration, measuring 3.7 ± 0.2 mm long and 2.5 ± 0.2 mm wide.

  2. Metabolic Signatures of Kidney Yang Deficiency Syndrome and Protective Effects of Two Herbal Extracts in Rats Using GC/TOF MS

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    Linjing Zhao

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Kidney Yang Deficiency Syndrome (KDS-Yang, a typical condition in Chinese medicine, shares similar clinical signs of the glucocorticoid withdrawal syndrome. To date, the underlying mechanism of KDS-Yang has been remained unclear, especially at the metabolic level. In this study, we report a metabolomic profiling study on a classical model of KDS-Yang in rats induced by hydrocortisone injection to characterize the metabolic transformation using gas chromatography/time-of-flight mass spectrometry. WKY1, a polysaccharide extract from Astragalus membranaceus and Lycium barbarum, and WKY2, an aqueous extract from a similar formula containing Astragalus membranaceus, Lycium barbarum, Morinda officinalis, Taraxacum mongolicum, and Cinnamomum cassia presl, were used separately for protective treatments of KDS-Yang. The changes of serum metabolic profiles indicated that significant alterations of key metabolic pathways in response to abrupt hydrocortisone perturbation, including decreased energy metabolism (lactic acid, acetylcarnitine, lipid metabolism (free fatty acids, 1-monolinoleoylglycerol, and cholesterol, gut microbiota metabolism (indole-3-propionic acid, biosynthesis of catecholamine (norepinephrine, and elevated alanine metabolism, were attenuated or normalized with different degrees by the pretreatment of WKY1 or WKY2, which is consistent with the observations in which the two herbal agents could ameliorate biochemical markers of serum cortisone, adrenocorticotropic (ACTH, and urine 17-hydroxycorticosteroids (17-OHCS.

  3. LEAF ANATOMICAL VARIATION IN RELATION TO STRESS TOLERANCE AMONG SOME WOODY SPECIES ON THE ACCRA PLAINS OF GHANA

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    DZOMEKU BELOVED MENSAH

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Leaf anatomical study was conducted on some woody species on the Accra Plains of Ghana. Leaf epidermal strips and transverse sections were mounted in Canada balsam and studied. The anatomical studies revealed numerous stomata on the lower epidermis of Azadirachta indica. The anatomical studies revealed the presence of thick cuticles, double-layered palisade mesophyll in most species and the presence of epidermal hairs in some species. Ficus capensis showed the presence of cystolith in the lower epidermis whereas Zanthoxylum zanthoxyloides showed the presence of mucilage gland in the upper epidermis. Epidermal cell of Chromolaena odorata are very large with undulating cell walls. The species studied had various adaptive anatomical features. The stomatal frequency of Azadirachta indica was very high. With the exception of Chromolaena odorata the stomatal frequencies of the species were relatively high. The stomatal dimensions showed that most of the species maintained constant stomatal length during the study period except Griffonia simplicifolia that increased the stomatal width during the afternoon. Unlike Morinda lucida, Griffonia simplicifolia and Chromolaena odorata, that showed reduction in the breadth of stomata, the other species maintained constant stomatal width.

  4. 9种贵州的新记录植物%9 New Records Plant Species in Guizhou Province

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    殷建强; 李鹤; 邓伦秀; 杨成华

    2016-01-01

    9 plant species are reported as new records to Guizhou Province.They are Diospyros sutchuensis Yang (Ebenaceae), Celastrus homaliifolius Hsu (Celastraceae), Cryptocarya brachythyrsa H.W.Li (Lauraceae), Ly-sionotus heterophyllus Franch.( Gesneriaceae ) , Morinda nanlingensis Y.Z.Ruan ( Rubiaceae ) , Raphiolepis lan-ceolata Hu (Rosaceae), Photinia bergerae Schneid.(Rosaceae), Photinia raupingensis Kuan (Rosaceae) and Jacaranda mimosifolia D.Don ( Bignoniaceae ) , of which Jacaranda mimosifolia D.Don is an alien specie .%报道了柿树科、卫矛科、樟科、苦苣苔科、茜草科、蔷薇科和紫葳科共7科9种植物在贵州的分布新记录。它们是川柿、小果南蛇藤、短序厚壳桂、异叶吊石苣苔、南岭鸡眼藤、细叶石斑木、湖北石楠、饶平石楠和蓝花楹,其中的蓝花楹属于外来物种。

  5. Herbal medicines for wound healing among tribal people in Southern India: Ethnobotanical and Scientific evidences

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    M Ayyanar

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Summary: Results of an ethnobotanical study of wound healing treatments among the tribal people of Tirunelveli hills in southern India are presented. A total of 46 plants belonging to 44 genera and 26 families have been documented for their therapeutic use against wounds and related injuries such as cuts, burns, bruises caused by external injury, boils, sores, abscess and wounds created during delivery. Leaves were the most frequently utilized plant part and most herbal remedies are prepared as paste and applied externally; in some cases medicinal preparations were also administered orally. Of the plants collected in the present study none of the plants have been reported to have such specific wound healing compounds except Areca catechu and Scoparia dulcis. The present study suggested that further clinical experimentation is needed to scientifically evaluate these widely used herbal remedies for possible bioactive effects. Industrial Relevance: The study of ethnomedical systems and herbal medicines as therapeutic agents of a paramount importance in addressing health problems of traditional communities and third world countries as well as industrialized societies. Of the reported plants,  Acalypha indica, Anacardium occidentale, Areca catechu, Calotropis gigantea, Cissampelos pareira, Cleome viscosa, Eupatorium odoratum, Euphorbia hirta, Ficus racemosa, Ixora coccinia, Morinda pubescens, Opuntia dillenii, Pongamia pinnata, Scoparia dulcis and Vitex altissima were studied in animal models for wound healing, analgesic and anti-inflammatory activity on the basis of their use in traditional medicine as wound healers and these plants can be used to formulate drugs in pharmaceutical companies.

  6. Selection of lactic acid bacteria from fermented plant beverages to use as inoculants for improving the quality of the finished product.

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    Kantachote, Duangporn; Charernjiratrakul, Wilawan

    2008-11-15

    Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) from fermented plant beverages were selected based on their antibacterial actions against potential food borne pathogenic bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus PSSCMI 0004, Escherichia coli PSSCMI 0001, Salmonella typhimurium PSSCMI 0034 and Vibrio parahaemolyticus VP 4). Antibacterial activities were measured using an agar spot method. The Lactobacillus plantarum W90A strain isolated from a wild forest noni (Morinda coreia Ham) beverage was used as an inoculant. Three different inoculation procedures were conducted with the fruit of wild forest noni fermentations to establish which one was the best for controlling the numbers of yeast in the finished product. A 5% inoculum of L. plantarum W90A (LAB set), initial cell density 8.6 log cfu mL(-1), produced a better product and inhibitory properties against the test organisms, particularly E. coli PSSCMI 0001 than one with no inoculum or with a 5% inoculum from a previous natural fermented product. An LAB inoculum resulted in a reduced total bacterial count and no yeast throughout fermentation period (90 days). The lower yeast resulted in a reduction of the ethanol content to 2.9 g L(-1) compared to 12.2 g L(-1) inthe culture with no inoculum. The highest acidity (1.3-1.4%) with the same pH (3.3) was observed in both sets of inoculated fermentations, whereas the uninoculated set gave a pH value of 3.7 (1.2% acidity).

  7. Degradation of methylene blue using biologically synthesized silver nanoparticles.

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    Vanaja, M; Paulkumar, K; Baburaja, M; Rajeshkumar, S; Gnanajobitha, G; Malarkodi, C; Sivakavinesan, M; Annadurai, G

    2014-01-01

    Nowadays plant mediated synthesis of nanoparticles has great interest and achievement due to its eco-benign and low time consuming properties. In this study silver nanoparticles were successfully synthesized by using Morinda tinctoria leaf extract under different pH. The aqueous leaf extract was added to silver nitrate solution; the color of the reaction medium was changed from pale yellow to brown and that indicates reduction of silver ions to silver nanoparticles. Thus synthesized silver nanoparticles were characterized by UV-Vis spectrophotometer. Dispersity and morphology was characterized by scanning electron microscope (SEM); crystalline nature and purity of synthesized silver nanoparticles were revealed by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX). FTIR spectrum was examined to identify the effective functional molecules responsible for the reduction and stabilization of silver nanoparticles synthesized by leaf extract. The photocatalytic activity of the synthesized silver nanoparticles was examined by degradation of methylene blue under sunlight irradiation. Green synthesized silver nanoparticles were effectively degrading the dye nearly 95% at 72 h of exposure time.

  8. A Yang-invigorating compound mixture alters neurotransmitters in rat telencephalon after exercise-induced fatigue

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    Hongzhen Liu; Li Zeng; Xiliang Kong; Lei Zhu; Benhua Hou

    2011-01-01

    The aim of this study was to observe the changes in monoamine and amino acid neurotransmitters in the telencephalon of rats at four functional states after exhaustive exercise and treatment with a Yang-invigorating compound recipe.The main components of this Chinese traditional medicine preparation included Radix Ginseng,Rhizoma Chuanxiong,Fructus Schisandrae,Cortex Cinnamomi,Cornu Cervi Pantotrichum,Radix Morindae Officinalis,and Gecko.This experiment showed that dopamine (DA),5-hydroxyindole acetic acid (5-HIAA),and γ-aminobutyric acid levels noticeably decreased,while DA/5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) increased.Furthermore,glutamate (Glu) and Glu/γ-aminobutyric acid significantly increased after 1 hour of exercise in rats in the exercise + medication group.The 5-HT and 5-HT/5-HIAA levels noticeably decreased,and DA/5-HT and Glu levels showed a robust and significant increase immediately after exhaustive exercise.The 5-HT,5-HT/5-HIAA levels sharply decreased,while DA/5-HT,Glu and γ-aminobutyric acid levels increased at 12 hours after exhaustion recovery.The results prove that Chinese herbal formula for strengthening Yang can induce changes in neurotransmitters in the telencephalon of rats after exhaustive exercise during the recovery process,and further improve central nervous system function.

  9. 诺丽青果化学成分研究

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    汤建国; 任福才; 刘吉开

    2009-01-01

    目的 研究诺丽Morinda citrifolia青果的活性成分.方法 诺丽青果干燥粉末经95%乙醇提取浓缩,浸膏用水分散.分别用石油醚、醋酸乙酯和正丁醇萃取,醋酸乙酯部分经硅胶,Sephadex LH-20等材料分离,波谱学方法鉴定化合物结构.结果 共分离得到了15个化合物,鉴定了其中14个化合物,分别为香兰素(Ⅰ)、乌苏酸(Ⅱ)、β-谷甾醇(Ⅲ)、morindone-5-methylether(Ⅳ)、5,15-dimethyl morindol(Ⅴ)、乌苏酸内酯(Ⅵ)、6-甲氧基-7-羟基香豆素(Ⅶ)、香兰酸(Ⅷ)、scutellaric acid(Ⅸ)、rotungenic acid(Ⅹ)、americanin A(Ⅺ)、barbinerric acid(Ⅻ)、6,7-二羟基香豆素(ⅩⅢ )和胡萝卜苷(ⅩⅣ ).结论 化合物Ⅵ和Ⅷ为首次从该种中分到.

  10. Effects of initial air removal methods on microorganisms and characteristics of fermented plant beverages.

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    Kantachote, Duangporn; Charernjiratrakul, Wilawan

    2008-01-15

    The effects of 3 different methods for removing the initial air on the properties of fermented plant beverages produced from phom-nang seaweed (Gracilaria fisheri) and wild forest noni (Morinda coreia Ham.) were investigated. Only method M which covered the space above the fermentation liquid with a water filled plastic bag produced no surface film of yeast, had the highest acidity and also antibacterial activity from both plants after 90 days of fermentation. However, the yeast count still exceeded the standard guidelines for plant beverages. The fermented beverage from wild forest noni showed more antibacterial activity against 3 of 4 pathogenic bacteria tested than that from the phomnang seaweed, probably for its higher levels of acidity and ethanol content. Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) isolated from the fermentation samples from days 1-5 using the method M from both fermented plant beverages were Leuconostoc mesenteroides supsp. mesenteroides and Leu. mesenteroides subsp. dextranicum while presence of Lactobacilus plantarum was only recorded at days 4-5 in the wild forest noni beverage. From days 6-14 the isolates were Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus fermentum and Lactobacillus brevis from wild forest noni beverage, whereas only L. brevis was not detected in the seaweed beverage. During days 21-45 both beverages had a similar LAB population of L. plantarum and L. brevis while L. coryniformis was only found in the wild forest noni beverage. Between days 60-90 in both plant beverages only L. plantarum and Lactobacillius sp. were detected.

  11. Herbs and herbal combinations used to treat suspected malaria in Bo, Sierra Leone.

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    Ranasinghe, Shamika; Ansumana, Rashid; Lamin, Joseph M; Bockarie, Alfred S; Bangura, Umaru; Buanie, Jacob A G; Stenger, David A; Jacobsen, Kathryn H

    2015-05-26

    Most adults in West Africa treat acute febrile illnesses with local herbs, but the patterns of herbs used for malaria have not been recently described in Sierra Leone. We used a population-based cross-sectional approach to interview 810 randomly-sampled rural and urban adult residents of Bo, Sierra Leone, in December 2013 and January 2014 about their use of herbal remedies when they suspect they have malaria. In total, 55% of the participants reported taking one or more of seven herbs to treat symptoms of malaria. Among herb users, the most commonly used anti-malarial herbs were Moringa oleifera (moringa, 52%) and Sarcocephalus latifolius (yumbuyambay, 50%). The other herbs used included Senna siamea (shekutoure, 18%), Cassia sieberiana (gbangba, 18%), Uvaria afzelii (gone-botai, 14%), Morinda chrysorhiza (njasui, 14%), and Craterispermum laurinum (nyelleh, 7%). Combination herbal therapy was common, with 37% of herb users taking two or more herbs together when ill with suspected malaria. Indigenous medical knowledge about herbal remedies and combinations of local herbs remains an integral part of malaria case management in Sierra Leone. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHENTICATION OF DRY SAMPLES OF SOME MEDICINAL PLANTS USING LEAF EPIDERMAL FEATURES AS MARKER

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    Abdullahi Alanamu ABDULRAHAMAN

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Herbal medicine is the oldest and still the most widely used system of medicine in the world today and they are made exclusively from plants. However, most of these medicines or drugs are adulterated due to lack of proper identification of the plant samples. Method of checking adulteration of drug plants is the main focus of this study. The identification and authentication of dry samples of some medicinal plants were carried out using anatomical features. Twenty-five (25 plants materials were collected in Ibadan and Ilorin, Nigeria. The plants studied include Azardiracta indica, Newboudia leavis, Polyalthia longifolia, Cymbopogon citratus, Anarcardium occidentalis, Nicotiana tobbaccum, Jatropha curcas, Chromoleana odorata, Mangifera indica, Terminalia catappa, Ocimum gratisimum, Morus messosygia, Morinda lucida, Psidium guajava, Vitellaria paradoxa, Annona senegalensis, Vernonia amygdalina, Gliricidium sepium, Ravoulvia vomitora, Telferia occindentalis Citrus aurantifolia, C. limon, C. paradisi and C. sinensis. Leaf epidermal anatomy of these selected plants showed no major variations in stomatal complex types, frequency, size and shape of stomatal cells, epidermal cell wall and trichomes between fresh and dry samples. The variations that occur were between different species but not within species. Leaf epidermal anatomy, therefore, proved to be a significant tool for resolution of taxonomic confusion of dried samples of these plants.

  13. Toxicity and mutagenic activity of some selected Nigerian plants.

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    Sowemimo, A A; Fakoya, F A; Awopetu, I; Omobuwajo, O R; Adesanya, S A

    2007-09-25

    The toxicity and mutagenic potential of most African plants implicated in the management of cancer have not been investigated. The ethanolic extracts of selected Nigerian plants were subsequently studied using the brine shrimp lethality tests, inhibition of telomerase activity and induction of chromosomal aberrations in vivo in rat lymphocytes. Morinda lucida root bark, Nymphaea lotus whole plant and Garcinia kola root were active in the three test systems. Bryophyllum calycinum whole plant, Annona senegalensis root, Hymenocardia acida stem bark, Erythrophleum suaveolens leaves and Spondiathus preussii stem bark were toxic to brine shrimps and caused chromosomal damage in rat lymphocytes. Ficus exasperata leaves, Chrysophyllum albidum root bark and Hibiscus sabdariffa leaves were non-toxic to all the three test systems. Chenopodium ambrosioides whole plant was non-toxic to brine shrimps and rat lymphocyte chromosomes but showed inhibition in the conventional telomerase assay indicating a possible selectivity for human chromosomes. The result justified the use of the first eight plants and Chenopodium ambrosioides in the management of cancer in south west Nigeria although they appear to be non-selective and their mode of action may be different from plant to plant. All these plants except Chenopodium ambrosioides are also mutagenic and cytotoxic.

  14. Secondary Metabolites from Rubiaceae Species

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    Daiane Martins

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available This study describes some characteristics of the Rubiaceae family pertaining to the occurrence and distribution of secondary metabolites in the main genera of this family. It reports the review of phytochemical studies addressing all species of Rubiaceae, published between 1990 and 2014. Iridoids, anthraquinones, triterpenes, indole alkaloids as well as other varying alkaloid subclasses, have shown to be the most common. These compounds have been mostly isolated from the genera Uncaria, Psychotria, Hedyotis, Ophiorrhiza and Morinda. The occurrence and distribution of iridoids, alkaloids and anthraquinones point out their chemotaxonomic correlation among tribes and subfamilies. From an evolutionary point of view, Rubioideae is the most ancient subfamily, followed by Ixoroideae and finally Cinchonoideae. The chemical biosynthetic pathway, which is not so specific in Rubioideae, can explain this and large amounts of both iridoids and indole alkaloids are produced. In Ixoroideae, the most active biosysthetic pathway is the one that produces iridoids; while in Cinchonoideae, it produces indole alkaloids together with other alkaloids. The chemical biosynthetic pathway now supports this botanical conclusion.

  15. Some aspects of breeding habits of the red-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus Cafer in the Cauvery delta region of southern India

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    P. Radhakrishnan

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Breeding habits of the Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer was studied in a portion of Cauvery delta region of Nagapattinam District, Southern India during 2012 to 2013. A total of 52 active nests were located in the study area out of which majority of nests (56.5% were in the  fork  of trees followed by middle of the trees (28.3% and  the top (15.2% of the trees. Preferred nest height (60% by the Red-vented Bulbul was 2-4m from the ground. Plant species used for nest building by the Red-vented Bulbul was Azadirachta indica, Hibiscus rosasinensis, Morinda tinctoria, Lawsonia inermis, Commiphora caudate, Croton bonplandianum and Musa paradisiaca.  The clutch size varied from 2 to 4. Mean incubation period was 12.5 ± 0.85 days and both sexes took part in the incubation. The mean hatching, fledgling and breeding success was 79.3%, 80% and 63.4% respectively.

  16. Efeito de vespas não-polinizadoras sobre o mutualismo Ficus - vespas de figos Effect of non-pollinating fig wasps over fig-fig wasp mutualism

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    Larissa G. Elias

    Full Text Available Relações ecológicas interespecíficas, que resultam em benefício para todos os organismos participantes, são conhecidas como mutualismo. No entanto, tal cooperação abre espaço para o surgimento de estratégias oportunistas (ou de trapaça, representadas por indivíduos parasitas do mutualismo, que recebem o benefício de um dos parceiros sem oferecer nada em troca. A interação figueiras - vespas - de - figo é um sistema adequado para o estudo do mutualismo e de estratégias oportunistas (parasitas de mutualismos. Representantes do gênero Ficus (Moraceae apresentam uma relação mutualística com pequenas vespas polinizadoras (Agaonidae e são explorados por outras espécies de vespas não-polinizadoras. Esse trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar o impacto das vespas não-polinizadoras sobre o mutualismo Ficus citrifolia e suas vespas polinizadoras, Pegoscapus tonduzi Grandi, 1919. Para tal, foi comparada a produção de aquênios (função feminina e de fêmeas da espécie polinizadora (função masculina entre amostras de sicônios altamente infestados e pouco infestados por vespas não-polinizadoras, coletadas nos municípios de Londrina (Paraná, Campinas e Ribeirão Preto (São Paulo, Brasil. Nossos resultados apontaram que as vespas não-polinizadoras exercem impacto negativo nos componentes feminino e masculino da planta, sendo maior no masculino. A produção de vespas polinizadoras foi cerca de sete vezes menor nos figos infestados, ao passo que a produção de aquênios foi 1,5 vez menor nesses mesmos figos. Hipóteses sobre a estabilidade do mutualismo na presença das espécies oportunistas são discutidas.Mutualism is the name given to interspecific interactions which result in benefit for all partners involved. However, such cooperation is open to opportunistic strategies: individuals that extract the benefit from the partner, but do not offer any benefit in exchange. The fig-fig wasp interaction is an appropriate case to

  17. Interspecific variation in xylem vulnerability to cavitation among tropical tree and shrub species.

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    Lopez, Omar R; Kursar, Thomas A; Cochard, Hervé; Tyree, Melvin T

    2005-12-01

    In tropical moist forests, seasonal drought limits plant survival, productivity and diversity. Drought-tolerance mechanisms of tropical species should reflect the maximum seasonal water deficits experienced in a particular habitat. We investigated stem xylem vulnerability to cavitation in nine tropical species with different life histories and habitat associations. Stem xylem vulnerability was scored as the xylem water potential causing 50 and 75% loss of hydraulic conductivity (P50 and P75, respectively). Four shade-tolerant shrubs ranged from moderately resistant (P50=-1.9 MPa for Ouratea lucens Kunth. Engl.) to highly resistant to cavitation (P50=-4.1 MPa for Psychotria horizontalis Sw.), with shallow-rooted species being the most resistant. Among the tree species, those characteristic of waterlogged soils, Carapa guianensis Aubl., Prioria copaifera Griseb. and Ficus citrifolia Mill., were the most vulnerable to cavitation (P50=-0.8 to -1.6 MPa). The wet-season, deciduous tree, Cordia alliodora (Ruiz and Pav.) Oken., had resistant xylem (P50=-3.2 MPa), whereas the dry-season, deciduous tree, Bursera simaruba (L.) Sarg. was among the most vulnerable to cavitation (P50=-0.8 MPa) of the species studied. For eight out of the nine study species, previously reported minimum seasonal leaf water potentials measured in the field during periods of drought correlated with our P50 and P75 values. Rooting depth, deciduousness, soil type and growth habit might also contribute to desiccation tolerance. Our results support the functional dependence of drought tolerance on xylem resistance to cavitation.

  18. Geospatial modelling for groundwater quality mapping: a case study of Rupnagar district, Punjab, India

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    Sahoo, S.; Kaur, A.; Litoria, P.; Pateriya, B.

    2014-11-01

    Over period of time, the water usage and management is under stress for various reasons including pollution in both surface and subsurface. The groundwater quality decreases due to the solid waste from urban and industrial nodes, rapid use of insecticides and pesticides in agricultural practices. In this study, ground water quality maps for Rupnagar district of Punjab has been prepared using geospatial interpolation technique through Inverse Distance Weighted (IDW) approach. IDW technique has been used for major ground water quality parameters observed from the field samples like Arsenic, Hardness, pH, Iron, Fluoride, TDS, and Sulphate. To assess the ground water quality of the Rupnagar district, total 280 numbers of samples from various sources of tubewells for both pre and post monsoon have collected. Out of which, 80 to 113 samples found Iron with non potable limits ranging 0.3-1.1mg/l and 0.3-1.02mg/l according to BIS standard for both the seasons respectively. Chamkaur Sahib, Rupnagar, Morinda blocks have been found non potable limit of iron in both pre & post-monsoon. 11 to 52 samples in this region have sulphate with permissible limits in both the season ranging 200-400mg/l and 201-400mg/l. But arsenic had acceptable limit in both the season. Various parameters-wise ground water quality map is generated using the range values of drinking water quality to know the distribution of different parameters and diversification in the concentration of different elements. These maps are very much needful for human being to expand awareness among the people to maintain the Cleanness of water at their highest quality and purity levels to achieve a healthy life.

  19. Bajijiasu Abrogates Osteoclast Differentiation via the Suppression of RANKL Signaling Pathways through NF-κB and NFAT

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    Hong, Guoju; Zhou, Lin; Shi, Xuguang; He, Wei; Wang, Haibin; Wei, Qiushi; Chen, Peng; Qi, Longkai; Tickner, Jennifer; Lin, Li; Xu, Jiake

    2017-01-01

    Pathological osteolysis is commonly associated with osteoporosis, bone tumors, osteonecrosis, and chronic inflammation. It involves excessive resorption of bone matrix by activated osteoclasts. Suppressing receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL) signaling pathways has been proposed to be a good target for inhibiting osteoclast differentiation and bone resorption. Bajijiasu—a natural compound derived from Morinda officinalis F. C. How—has previously been shown to have anti-oxidative stress property; however, its effect and molecular mechanism of action on osteoclastogenesis and bone resorption remains unclear. In the present study, we found that Bajijiasu dose-dependently inhibited RANKL-induced osteoclast formation and bone resorption from 0.1 mM, and reached half maximal inhibitory effects (IC50) at 0.4 mM without toxicity. Expression of RANKL-induced osteoclast specific marker genes including cathepsin K (Ctsk), nuclear factor of activated T-cells cytoplasmic 1 (NFATc1), tartrate resistant acid phosphatase (TRAcP), vacuolar-type H+-ATPase V0 subunit D2 (V-ATPase d2), and (matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP2) was inhibited by Bajijiasu treatment. Luciferase reporter gene studies showed that Bajijiasu could significantly reduce the expression and transcriptional activity of NFAT as well as RANKL-induced NF-κB activation in a dose-dependent manner. Further, Bajijiasu was found to decrease the RANKL-induced phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK), inhibitor of κB-α (IκB-α), NFAT, and V-ATPase d2. Taken together, this study revealed Bajijiasu could attenuate osteoclast formation and bone resorption by mediating RANKL signaling pathways, indicative of a potential effect of Bajijiasu on osteolytic bone diseases. PMID:28106828

  20. Antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of African medicinal plants

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    Ademola Zaid Aderolu

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To study antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of Terminalia catappa, Psidium guajava, Alstonia boonei, Morinda lucida (M. lucida and Spondias mombin leave extracts using ethanol, petroleum-ether and aqueous media. Methods: The free radical 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydroazyl was used to measure scavenging activities of extracts, while phenolic and flavonoid content were estimated by spectrophotometry. Antibacterial screening of extracts was done by determining zone of inhibition using disc diffusion method. Plant extracts were tested against five strains of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. After sterilization, the discs were loaded with concentrations of broad spectrum ciprofloxacin, and prepared extract solutions of different concentrations were refrigerated for 24 h. Determination of minimum inhibitory concentration of extracts in the screening assay was according to micro-broth dilution, while determination of minimum bactericidal concentration was carried out by agar diffusion. Results: The highest radical scavenging effect was found in petroleum ether extracts of all the plants with M. lucida and Psidium guajava having the highest and lowest values respectively. Aqueous solvent recorded highest phenolic content in all extracts with the exception of M. lucida. Flavonoid content was extracted better from Alstonia boonei and M. lucida with ethanol, while aqueous solvent extracted more from the other plants. With exception of extracts from petroleum ether, all others exhibited varying levels of antibacterial activities against E. coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella typhi, Vibrio cholera and Staphylococcus aureus. Conclusions: This study proved that all crude extracts showed strong antioxidant and antimicrobial potentials, which qualified them as nutraceuticals in fish feed production.

  1. Acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase inhibitory activity of some selected Nigerian medicinal plants

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    Taiwo O. Elufioye

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Plants have been found to be useful as memory enhansers as well as antiaging. Twenty two of such plants from sixteen families were investigated for their acetylcholinesterase (AChE and butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE inhibitory activities using the in vitro Ellman's spectrophotometric and in situ bioautographic methods with physostigmine as standard. At least three morphological parts were examined for each of the plants investigated and the test concentration was 42.5 µg/ mL. Some plants were active on both enzymes though with some morphological parts being more active than others. The root bark of Spondias mombin showed the highest activity to the two enzymes; 64.77% and 83.94% on AChE and BuChE respectively. Other plant parts of the selected plants exhibited some remarkable selectivity in their actions. Those selectively active against AChE were Alchornia laxiflora stem bark (41.12% and root bark, Callophyllum inophyllurn root bark (56.52%. The leaves of C. jagus (74.25%, Morinda lucida leaves (40.15%, Peltophorum pterocarpum leaves and stem bark (49.5% and 68.85%, respectively, physiostigmine gave 90.31% inhibition. Generally higher activities were found against BuChE. Bombax bromoposenze leaves, root bark and stem bark were particularly active. The inhibition was over 80%. Other selective plant parts are the leaves Antiaris africana, Cissampelos owarensis aerial parts (78.96%, Combretum molle leaves and stem bark (90.42% and 88.13%, respectively, Dioscorea dumentorum root bark and tuber (over 87%, G. kola leaves, Markhamia tomentosa root bark, Pycnanthus angolensis stem bark and Tetrapleura tetraptera leaves. Most of these plants are taken as food or are food ingredients in Nigeria and may account for the low incidence of Alzheimer's disease in the country and may play certain roles in the mediation of the disease.

  2. Emperimentcal study of advancement of Chinese kidney-tonifying drugs for treating osteoporosis%补肾中药治疗骨质疏松的实验研究进展

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    王昭洪; 曾涛

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    Osteoporosis(OP) animal model is very necessary in the experimental research of OP.OP animal model includs ovariectomized animal model、OP of medicamentos animal model、OP of deficiency animal model and Parathyroid nephrectomy causing osteoporosis animal model etc. TCM prevent and treat osteoporosis begining with nourishing kidney. Many traditional Chinese medicine in prevention and treatment of the primary osteoporosis have obvious effect, such as barrenwort, psoralea corylifolia, drynaria fortunei, morinda officinalis how, dodder, common cnidium fruit, etc. Compared with single herb, complex prescription can develop more drug effect. Modern scholars obtain considerable progress in experimental research on prevention and treatment of the primary osteoporosis. Prevention and treatment of osteoporosis by TCM achieve comprehensive effects,has less side effect, has broad prospect.%动物模型对中医药防治骨质疏松的实验研究是十分必要的.骨质疏松症动物模型主要有去卵巢致骨质疏松动物模型、药物致骨质疏松动物模型、营养性骨质疏松模型、甲状旁腺切除法致骨质疏松动物模型等.中医药防治骨质疏松多从补肾入手,许多传统的补肾中药在防治原发性骨质疏松症有明显效果,如淫羊藿、补骨脂、骨碎补、巴戟天、菟丝子、蛇床子等.相对于单味药来说,方剂配伍更能发挥药物的作用.现代学者在补肾复方制剂防治骨质疏松的实验研究有了深入进展.中药防治骨质疏松整体治疗效果好,副作用小,具有广阔的前景.

  3. [Cloud Point extraction for determination of mercury in Chinese herbal medicine by hydride generation atomic fluorescence spectrometry with optimization using Box-Behnken design].

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    Wang, Mei; Li, Shan; Zhou, Jian-dong; Xu, Ying; Long, Jun-biao; Yang, Bing-yi

    2014-08-01

    Cloud point extraction (CPE) is proposed as a pre-concentration procedure for the determination of Hg in Chinese herbal medicine samples by hydride generation-atomic fluorescence spectrometry (HG-AFS). Hg2+ was reacted with dithizone to form hydrophobic chelate under the condition of pH. Using Triton X-114, as surfactant, chelate was quantitatively extracted into small volume of the surfactant-rich phase by heating the solution in a water bath for 15 min and centrifuging. Four variables including pH, dithizone concentration, Triton X-114 concentration and equilibrium temperature (T) showed the significant effect on extraction efficiency of total Hg evaluated by single-factor experiment, and Box-Behnken design and response surface method- ology were adopted to further investigate the mutual interactions between these variables and to identify their optimal values that would generate maximum extraction efficiency. The results showed that the binomial was used to fit the response to experimental levels of each variable. ALL linear, quadratic terms of four variables, and interactions between pH and Trion X-114, pH and di- thizone affected the response value(extraction efficiency) significantly at 5% level. The optimum extraction conditions were as follows: pH 5.1, Triton X-114 concentration of 1.16 g x L(-1), dithizone concentration of 4.87 mol x L(-1), and T 58.2 degrees C, the predicted value of fluorescence was 4528.74 under the optimum conditions, and the experimental value had only 2.1% difference with it. Under the conditions, fluorescence was linear to mercury concentration in the range of 1-5 microg x L(-1). The limit of detection obtained was 0.01247 microg x L(-1) with the relative standard deviations (R.S.D.) for six replicate determinations of 1.30%. The proposed method was successfully applied to determination of Hg in morindae Radix, Andrographitis and dried tangerine samples with the recoveries of 95.0%-100.0%. Apparently Box-Behnken design combined with

  4. Cultural categorization of febrile illnesses in correlation with herbal remedies used for treatment in Southwestern Nigeria.

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    Ajaiyeoba, E O; Oladepo, O; Fawole, O I; Bolaji, O M; Akinboye, D O; Ogundahunsi, O A T; Falade, C O; Gbotosho, G O; Itiola, O A; Happi, T C; Ebong, O O; Ononiwu, I M; Osowole, O S; Oduola, O O; Ashidi, J S; Oduola, A M J

    2003-04-01

    %), oral powders (63%), use as soaps and creams (40%) in a multiple response system, were the most prevalent routes of administration of prepared herbs used in the treatment of the fevers. Boiling in water or alcohol was the most common method used in the preparation of the remedies. The four most frequently mentioned (multiple response system) plants in the Southwest ethnobotany for fevers were Azadirachta indica (87.5%), Mangifera indica (75.0%), Morinda lucida (68.8%) and Citrus medica (68.8%).

  5. Ethnobotanical survey and cytotoxicity testing of plants of South-western Nigeria used to treat cancer, with isolation of cytotoxic constituents from Cajanus cajan Millsp. leaves.

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    Ashidi, J S; Houghton, P J; Hylands, P J; Efferth, T

    2010-03-24

    There is only scant literature on the anticancer components of medicinal plants from Nigeria, yet traditional healers in the area under study claim to have been managing the disease in their patients with some success using the species studied. To document plants commonly used to treat cancer in South-western Nigeria and to test the scientific basis of the claims using in vitro cytotoxicity tests. Structured questionnaires were used to explore the ethnobotanical practices amongst the traditional healers. Methanol extracts of the most common species cited were screened for cytotoxicity using the sulforhodamine B (SRB) assay in both exposure and recovery experiments. Three cancer cell lines (human breast adenocarcinoma cell line MCF-7, human large cell lung carcinoma cell line COR-L23 and human amelanotic melanoma C32) and one normal cell line (normal human keratinocytes SVK-14) were used for the screening of the extracts and the fractions obtained. The extract of Cajanus cajan showed considerable activity and was further partitioned and the dichloromethane fraction was subjected to preparative chomatography to yield six compounds: hexadecanoic acid methyl ester, alpha-amyrin, beta-sitosterol, pinostrobin, longistylin A and longistylin C. Pinostrobin and longistylins A and C were tested for cytotoxicity on the cancer cell lines. In addition, an adriamycin-sensitive acute T-lymphoblastic leukaemia cell line (CCRF-CEM) and its multidrug-resistant sub-line (CEM/ADR5000) were used in an XTT assay to evaluate the activity of the pure compounds obtained. A total of 30 healers from S W Nigeria were involved in the study. 45 species were recorded with their local names with parts used in the traditional therapeutic preparations. Cytotoxicity (IC(50) values less than 50 microg/mL) was observed in 5 species (Acanthospermum hispidum, Cajanus cajan, Morinda lucida, Nymphaea lotus and Pycnanthus angolensis). Acanthospermum hispidum and Cajanus cajan were the most active. The

  6. 健脑增智饮对遗忘型轻度认知损害患者认知功能及AchE的影响%The effect of Jiannao Zengzhi Yin on the cognitive function and AchE of patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment

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    王成银; 梁妍霞; 邝仰东; 吕金丹; 梁洁; 刘健红; 何子意; 黄德弘

    2016-01-01

    目的:观察健脑增智饮对遗忘型轻度认知损害(aMCI)患者认知功能的改善情况及AchE水平的影响。方法:将70例aMCI患者随机分为治疗组和对照组各35例,治疗组给予健脑增智饮(熟地、茯苓、巴戟天、山茱萸、石斛、肉苁蓉、麦冬、石菖蒲、远志、川芎、丹参、赤芍、五味子、生姜、大枣)治疗,对照组给予脑复康片(吡拉西坦片)治疗,两组疗程均为16周。两组患者在治疗前、治疗8周后、治疗16周后分别进行神经心理学测试,包括CMS、ADL、MMSE、CDT,抽血查AchE活性变化。另设健康组20例,只进行神经心理学测试及抽血查AchE水平,不进行治疗。结果:治疗组CMS指标、MMSE评分、血清AchE含量治疗8周后及治疗16周后明显改善(P<0.05,P<0.01),且显著优于对照组(P<0.01)。结论:健脑增智饮能提高aMCI患者记忆功能,CMS评分及MMSE评分均明显改善,降低胆碱酯酶的活性,AchE水平明显降低,提示健脑增智饮有显著提高智能的作用。%Objective:To observe the effect of Jiannao Zengzhi Yin on improvement of the cognitive function and AchE of patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI). Methods:70 aMCI patients were randomly divided into the control group and the treatment group, with 35 cases in each group. The control group was treated with Naofukang Tablets (Piracetam Tablets) while the observation group was treated with Jiannao Zengzhi Yin (composed of Rehmannia, Poria, Morinda officinalis, dogwood, Dendrobium, Cistanche, ophiopogon root, calamus, Polygala, Rhizoma Chuanxiong, Salvia miltiorrhiza, radix paeoniae rubra, Schisandra, ginger, jujube), the treatment of both groups lasted 16 weeks. Neuropsychological test which contains test of CMS, ADL, MMSE and CDT of was given to patients in two groups 8 weeks before and after treatment, 16 weeks after treatment respectively, changes of AchE activity in

  7. 王国三治疗癫痫经验%Experience of WANG Guo-san in treating epilepsy

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    赵立新; 张春丽; 赵建新

    2011-01-01

    王国三认为癫痫在急性发作期以痰扰心窍为关键,非急性发作期尤以肾虚是癫痫发病之根.总结其治法与用药特点,急性发作期重在清心豁痰开窍,善用栀子、石菖蒲、远志、瓜蒌、生半夏等;潜镇安神法贯彻始终,常用龙骨、牡蛎、紫贝齿、磁石、龙齿、珍珠母等;非急性发作期以调补气血为主,喜用太子参、当归、白芍、龙眼肉、柏子仁、酸枣仁等,并注重温阳补肾,善用补骨脂、巴戟天、肉苁蓉、淫羊藿等.并认为多数就诊患者病程已久,或久服抗癫痫西药有副作用,切勿一味疏肝理气,或一派虫类熄风止痉,必须时时顾护正气.%According to the theory made by WANG Guo-san, it is critical that the phlegm blocked the heart in the acute stage,kidney asthenia is the fundamental reason of epilepsy's occurrence out of acute stage. Make summary of his medication experience,the methods of clearing the heart,sweeping phlegm and opening the orifices are very important in acute stage,the herbs of common gardenia fruit,thinleaf milkwort root,mongolian snakegourd fruit and ternate pinellia are commonly used.The methods of subduing,settling and quieting the spirit remain consistent from the start to the very end, the herbs of dragon's bones,common oyster shell,arabia cowry shell,magnetite,dragon's teeth and nacre crc.are commonly used. In the non acute stage, the methods of regulating qi and blood are mainly suggested,the commonly used herbs are different leaves pseudostellaria root tuber, chinese angelica, white peony root, dried longan pulp, chinese arborvilae seed and spine date seed. Meanwhile,the methods of warming yang and invigorating the kidney are emphasized usually,suggested herbs including fructus psoraleae,medicinal morinda root,desertliving cistanche herb,short-homed epimedium herb etc. Doctor WANG also believes that most patients have long disease history,the anti-epileptic have side effect.In avoiding of the

  8. Influence Study of Bioavailability of Extraction Process on Traditional Chinese Medicine Trace Metals Complexation%提取工艺对中药微量金属配合物生物可给性的影响研究

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    邱雅青

    2016-01-01

    以单层脂质体为细胞生物膜模型,以单层脂质体-水分配体系模拟中药的提取液、半仿生消化食糜中金属配合物在人体中分配、吸收的情况,以单层脂质体结合态、水溶态界定中药中微量金属配合物的形态和生物可给性,考察了水煎法、醇提法、胃半仿生提取法、肠半仿生提取法4种工艺对福建特色中药(金线莲和巴戟天)中微量金属配合物的溶出率、形态、生物可给性的影响。对比不同提取工艺制取的中药提取液中微量金属总量、微量金属单层脂质体结合态、微量金属水溶态含量,得出提取工艺对中药中微量金属配合物的形态与生物可给性、有效作用剂量影响显著。本研究提供了基于微量金属配合物的有效性和安全性评价视域下中药剂量制定标准和中药提取工艺评价的新方法。%Monolayer liposome was used as the biomembrane model,monolayer liposome-water system was adopted to simulate the distribution and absorption of trace metals complexation in extraction liquor and the cheym from the semi-bionics digestion of phytomedicine in human body.Monolayer-liposome-and water-solubility were used for species definition and bioavailability assessment of trace metals complexation to study the influence of four extraction technologies,including water decocting,ethanol extracting,stomach semi bionic extraction,and intestines semi bionic extraction on dissolution rate,form,and bioavailability of trace metals complexation on traditional Chinese medicine in Fujian (anoectochilus formosanus and morinda offici-nalis).Compared the mount of trace metals,trace metals monolayer liposome combination patterns,and trace metals content of water soluble state of different extraction process,the results indicated that metal species, bioavailability,and optimum dose design were greatly affected by extraction procedures.Based on the metal complex effectiveness and safety,both a

  9. 双蚁祛湿通络胶囊治疗强直性脊柱炎临床疗效评价%Therapeutic Evaluation of Shuangyi Qushi Tongluo Capsules in Treating Ankylosing Spondylitis

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    林昌松; 李楠; 卢军; 姜玉宝; 王启芬

    2015-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of Shuangyi Qushi Tongluo Capsules ( SQTC) in treating ankylosing spondylitis (AS), and to explore the synergistic action of SQTC combined with sulfasalazine. Methods A randomized and parallel-controlled trial was carried out in 80 AS patients. The enrolled subjects were evenly randomized into testing group and control group. Both groups were given oral use of sulfasalazine enteric-coated tablets, and the testing group was additionally given oral use of SQTC, which is mainly composed of silky ant (Formica Fusca), black-winged Termitidae, Scorpio, Radix Ginseng, Radix Astragali, Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae, Radix Angelicae Sinensis, Flos Carthami, Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae, Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae, Caulis Spatholobi, Herba Epimedii, and Radix Morindae Officinalis. The treatment for the two groups covered 24 weeks. On treatment week 4, 12, 24, we recorded the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI), visual analog scale (VAS) scores of rachialgia, patients’ general assessment (PGA), VAS scores of night pain, spondylitis scores, Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index ( BASFI) , Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Metrology Index ( BASMI) , scores of the quality of life ( QOL) , erythrocyte sedimentation rate ( ESR) , C-reactive protein ( CRP). Moreover, the adverse reaction of the two groups was also monitored. Results ( 1) Compared with the control group, testing group had high ASAS 20 percentage on treatment week 4, 12 and 24 (P0.05). Conclusion SQTC are effective and safe in treating AS, starting an effect shortly and having synergistic effect on salfasalazine for the treatment of AS.%【目的】评价双蚁祛湿通络胶囊治疗强直性脊柱炎(AS)的有效性及安全性,探讨双蚁祛湿通络胶囊与柳氮磺吡啶联合用药的增效作用。【方法】采用随机、平行对照方法,将80例AS患者随机分为对照组和试验组各40例。对照组给予

  10. 自拟运脾益肾活络汤治疗糖尿病肾病疗效评价%Clinical efficacy evaluation of decoction of tonifying spleen and kidney and activating collaterals for treatment of diabetic nephropathy

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    李萍; 韩阳

    2013-01-01

    Objective To observe the clinical efficacy of the early intervention by a decoction of tonifying spleen and kidney and activating collaterals for treatment of diabetic nephropathy. Methods A prospective study was conducted. Sixty-four patients admitted to department of diabetes during August 2011 to January 2012 were divided by random number table method into two groups:treatment group and control group(32 cases in each group). Conventional western treatment of diabetes was given to the two groups;additionally,the treatment group also took orally the decoction of tonifying spleen and kidney and activating collaterals(composition of the decoction:radix angelicae sinensis 10 g,radix astragali 60 g,radix et rhizoma salviae miltiorrhizae 30 g,rhizoma dioscoreae 60 g,radix et rhizoma glycyrrhizae praeparata cum melle 10 g,rhizoma atractylodis macrocephalae 10 g,rhizoma anemarrhenae 15 g,poria 10 g,radix morindae officinalis 10 g,rhizoma curculiginis 10 g,hirudo 10 g,cortex phellodendri chinensis 10 g,decocted in water)one dose per day,the observation period being 2 therapeutic courses (1 course=1.5 months). The clinical efficacy and the changes of glycosylated hemoglobin(HbA1c)and urinary albumin in micro quantity of the two groups were observed before and after treatment. Results The total effective rate in the treatment group was significantly higher than that in the control group(81.25%vs. 56.25%,P0.05);compared with those before treatment,HbA1c and urinary albumin were decreased significantly after treatment in both groups〔HbA1c in treatment group:(5.72±1.42)% vs.(7.52±1.87)%,control group:(5.62±1.46)%vs.(7.60±1.92)%;urinary albumin(mg/L)in treatment group:63.52±23.17 vs. 212.25±70.22, control group:150.42±45.82 vs. 205.23±64.30,all P0.05). Conclusion The decoction of tonifying spleen and kidney and activating collaterals can improve the clinical symptoms and decline the level of urinary albumin in micro quantity of patients with diabetic nephropathy.% 

  11. 醒脑解郁胶囊联用黛力新治疗伴躯体形式障碍脑卒中后抑郁临床观察%Clinical Observation of Xingnao Jieyu Capsules Combined with Deanxit for Treatment of Post-stroke Depression Patients Accompanied by Somatoform Disorders

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    闫咏梅; 杨文佳; 杨茹

    2011-01-01

    Objective To observe the therapeutic effect of Xingnao Jieyu Capsules ( XJC) for post-stroke depression patients accompanied by somatoform disorders. Methods Sixty post-stroke depression patients accompanied by somatoform disorders were equally randomized into two groups. The treatment group was treated with XJC (mainly composed of Rhizoma Acori Tatarinowii, Radix Bupleuri, Cortex Albiziae, Radix Morindae Officinalis, and Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae) and Deanxit on the basis of routine neurological treatment. The control group was given Deanxit based on routine treatment. The treatment course of the two groups lasted 8 weeks. Hamilton rating scale for depression (HAMD), self-rating depressive scale (SDS) and symptom checklist-90 (SCL-90) were used to evaluate the therapeutic effect in the two groups at week 2, 4 and 8. Results (1) The HAMD score was decreased in the two groups after treatment. In the treatment group, HAMD score at week 2, 4 and 8 differed from that before treatment (P <0. 01). In the control group, HAMD score at week 4 and 8 differed from that before treatment (P<0. 01). The difference of HAMD score was significant between the two groups at week 2 ( P < 0. 05). (2) SDS score was decreased in both groups after treatment, the difference was significant in the treatment group at week 2, 4 and 8, and in the control group at week 4 and 8 (P < 0. 05 or P < 0. 01 compared with that before treatment). The difference of SDS score was obviously significant in the treatment group at week 4 and 8, and in the control group at week 4 and 8 (P <0. 05 or P <0. 01 compared with that before treatment) , and was significant between the two groups at week 2 and 4 ( P < 0. 05). (3) The results of SDL-90 scoring showed that the treatment group had better effect on relieving somatoform disorders and depression (P < 0.05 or P < 0.01). Conclusion XJC exerts certain effect on relieving somatoform disorders in post-stroke depression patients.%[目的]观察醒脑解郁胶

  12. 骨关节炎Ⅰ号方预防氢化可的松对兔软骨细胞的损伤作用%Preventive effect of No. Ⅰ recipe for osteoarthritis on chondrocyte injury by hydrocortisone in rabbits

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    乐宇民; 杜建

    2005-01-01

    Medicine. No. Ⅰrecipe for osteoarthritis consisted of Herba Epimedii, Radix Morindae Officinalis, Rhizoma Ligustic Chuanxiong, Radix Notoginseng and Daphne geraldii Nitsche. Articular cartilage was digested with collagenase Ⅱ ,chondrocyte culture system in vitro was built up, then in the culture system the different concentrations of the mixture of No. Ⅰ recipe for osteoarthritis and hydrocortisone were added, according to the concentrations they were at random divided into two groups. One group was added 1.25 g/L hydrocortisone and/or 150 g/L No. Ⅰ recipe for osteoarthritis, the other group was added 2.50 g/L hydrocortisone and/or 300 g/L No. Ⅰ recipe for osteoarthritis. Each group was again subdivided as control, hydrocortisone, hydrocortisone + No. Ⅰ recipe for osteoarthritis and No. Ⅰ recipe for osteoarthritis groups, with 5 wells in each subgroup.teoarthritis group: In each well 0.1 mL mixture of 1.25 g/L hydrocortihydrocortisone group: In each well 0.1 mL mixture of phosphate buffer teoarthritis group: In each well No. 1 recipe for osteoarthritis 0.1mL was In each well 0.1 mL mixture of 2.50 g/L hydrocortisone and 300 g/L No.each well 0.1mL mixture of phosphate buffer and 2.50 g/L hydrocortisone after medicines were added, the morphological change of chondrocyte in all (A) value in each well was assayed with tetrazoline colorimetry as reflection of proliferation of the chondrocyte. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:Influence of No. Ⅰ recipe for osteoarthritis combined with hydrocortisone on chondrocyte proliferation in rabbits.croscope that the chondrocytes in the control group were mostly in multiangles or shuttle-like, and adhesive growth; those cultured for 24 hours with 1.25 and 2.50 g/L hydrocortisone were in pyknosis or flotation state.;those in the various concentrations of hydrocortisone +No. Ⅰ recipe for osteoarthritis, and No. Ⅰ recipe for osteoarthritis groups were mostly in multiangles or shuttle-like, and adhesive growth, without difference with