Luffa

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Alias: Luffa Mill.

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  1. Abdel Salam I, Awadein N, Ashour M. Cytotoxicity of Luffa cylindrica (L.) M.Roem. extract against circulating cancer stem cells in hepatocellular carcinoma. J Ethnopharmacol. 2018;229:89-96 pubmed publisher
    b>Luffa cylindrica (L.) M.Roem. has been recognized as traditional medicine for the treatment of various diseases like inflammatory diseases, diarrhea and viral infections. The usual parts used include fruit, seeds and leaves...
  2. Singh V, Singh S, Kumar J, Prasad S. Investigating the roles of ascorbate-glutathione cycle and thiol metabolism in arsenate tolerance in ridged Luffa seedlings. Protoplasma. 2015;252:1217-29 pubmed publisher
    ..metabolism is involved in the regulation of arsenate (As(V))-induced oxidative stress and tolerance in ridged Luffa seedlings. As(V) significantly (p < 0...
  3. Feng C, Chen Y, Yu C, Hou C. Highly porous activated carbon with multi-channeled structure derived from loofa sponge as a capacitive electrode material for the deionization of brackish water. Chemosphere. 2018;208:285-293 pubmed publisher
    ..activated carbon was prepared by pyrolytic carbonization and chemical activation of lignocellulosic loofa sponge (Luffa cylindrica, LS) to act as a carbonaceous electrode...
  4. Alves C, Frias H, Kirsten T, Cordeiro F, Bernardi M, Suffredini I. Luffa operculata fruit aqueous extract induces motor impairments, anxiety-like behavior, and testis damage in rats. J Ethnopharmacol. 2018;222:52-60 pubmed publisher
    b>Luffa operculata (L.) Cogn., Cucurbitaceae (buchinha-do-norte), aqueous extract (EBN) is popularly used to relieve symptoms of sinusitis and as abortive...
  5. Su S, Liu Q, Liu J, Zhang H, Li R, Jing X, et al. Polyethyleneimine-functionalized Luffa cylindrica for efficient uranium extraction. J Colloid Interface Sci. 2018;530:538-546 pubmed publisher
    Novel Luffa cylindrica (LC) adsorbent modified with polyethyleneimine (PEI) was prepared by "grafting-from" approach (LC-EPI-PEI) and "grafting-to" approach (LC-PGMA-PEI) and employed for the adsorption of U(VI) from seawater...
  6. Cao W, Wang Y, Luo J, Yin J, Xing J, Wan Y. Succinic acid biosynthesis from cane molasses under low pH by Actinobacillus succinogenes immobilized in luffa sponge matrices. Bioresour Technol. 2018;268:45-51 pubmed publisher
    ..To further enhance SA productivity, the cells were immobilized in luffa sponge matrices (LSM), and repeated batch cultures were carried out for 5 cycles, demonstrating a stable and ..
  7. Pimple B, Kadam P, Patil M. Protective effect of Luffa acutangula extracts on gastric ulceration in NIDDM rats: role of gastric mucosal glycoproteins and antioxidants. Asian Pac J Trop Med. 2012;5:610-5 pubmed publisher
    To study the comparative gastroprotective effect of Luffa acutangula methanolic extract (LAM) and aqueous extract (LAW) on type II diabetes rats. Streptozotocin (65 mg/kg, i.p.) along with nicotinamide (120 mg/kg, i.p...
  8. Chen X, Tan T, Xu C, Huang S, Tan J, Zhang M, et al. Genome-wide transcriptome profiling reveals novel insights into Luffa cylindrica browning. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2015;463:1243-9 pubmed publisher
    b>Luffa cylindrica (sponge gourd) is one of the most popular vegetables in China. Production and consumption of L...
  9. Kesraoui A, Bouzaabia S, Seffen M. The combination of Luffa cylindrical fibers and metal oxides offers a highly performing hybrid fiber material in water decontamination. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2018;: pubmed publisher
    The present investigation aims to prepare a hybrid material from Luffa cylindrica and metal oxides (ZnO, Al2O3) by precipitation for different percentages of zinc and aluminum (1, 2, and 4%) with a determined amount ..

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  1. Azmat R, Moin S, Saleem A. The insects as an assessment tool of ecotoxicology associated with metal toxic plants. Chemosphere. 2018;197:703-708 pubmed publisher
    In this article, the assessment of lethal effects of Copper (Cu) on Luffa acutangula and Spinacia oleracea plants investigated in relation to the presence of insect species Oxycarenus hyalinipennis...
  2. Knierim D, Maiss E, Kenyon L, Winter S, Menzel W. First full-length genome sequence of the polerovirus luffa aphid-borne yellows virus (LABYV) reveals the presence of at least two consensus sequences in an isolate from Thailand. Arch Virol. 2015;160:2633-6 pubmed publisher
    b>Luffa aphid-borne yellows virus (LABYV) was proposed as the name for a previously undescribed polerovirus based on partial genome sequences obtained from samples of cucurbit plants collected in Thailand between 2008 and 2013...
  3. Liu S, Li H, Lv X, Ahammed G, Xia X, Zhou J, et al. Grafting cucumber onto luffa improves drought tolerance by increasing ABA biosynthesis and sensitivity. Sci Rep. 2016;6:20212 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we show that cucumber and luffa plants with luffa as rootstock have intrinsically increased water use efficiency, decreased transpiration rate and ..
  4. Kesraoui A, Moussa A, Ali G, Seffen M. Biosorption of alpacide blue from aqueous solution by lignocellulosic biomass: Luffa cylindrica fibers. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2016;23:15832-40 pubmed publisher
    ..present work is to develop an effective and inexpensive pollutant-removal technology using lignocellulosic fibers: Luffa cylindrica, for the biosorption of an anionic dye: alpacide blue...
  5. Chen Y, Zhang K, Yuan F, Zhang T, Weng B, Wu S, et al. Properties of Two-Variety Natural Luffa Sponge Columns as Potential Mattress Filling Materials. Materials (Basel). 2018;11: pubmed publisher
    b>Luffa sponge (LS) is a resourceful material with fibro-vascular reticulated structure and extremely high porosity, which make it a potential candidate for manufacturing light mattress...
  6. Scalia R, Dolci J, Ueda S, Sassagawa S. In vitro antimicrobial activity of Luffa operculata. Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2015;81:422-30 pubmed publisher
    b>Luffa operculata is probably one of the most popular herbal medicines used in the treatment of rhinitis and rhinosinusitis. However, its specific mechanism of action is still unknown. To evaluate in vitro antibacterial activity of L...
  7. Ramar V, Pappu S. Exploring the inhibitory potential of bioactive compound from Luffa acutangula against NF-?B-A molecular docking and dynamics approach. Comput Biol Chem. 2016;62:29-35 pubmed publisher
    ..The 1, 8-dihydroxy-4-methylanthracene-9, 10-dione (DHMA) was isolated from Luffa acutangala and its in vitro cytotoxic activity against NCI-H460 cells was reported earlier...
  8. Azmat R, Moin S, Saleem A. Remediation of Cu metal-induced accelerated Fenton reaction by potato peels bio-sorbent. Environ Monit Assess. 2016;188:674 pubmed
    ..its remediation using potato peel surface (PPC) bio-sorbent on two important edible crops Spinacia oleracea and Luffa acutangula...
  9. Cheewachaiwit S, Warin N, Phuangrat B, Rukpratanporn S, Gajanandana O, Balatero C, et al. Incidence and molecular diversity of poleroviruses infecting cucurbit crops and weed plants in Thailand. Arch Virol. 2017;162:2083-2090 pubmed publisher
    ..and the coat protein (CP), showed that four poleroviruses, namely, cucurbit aphid-borne yellows virus (CABYV), luffa aphid-borne yellows virus (LABYV), melon aphid-borne yellows virus (MABYV) and suakwa aphid-borne yellows virus (..
  10. James P, Bah A, Tommy M, Wardle J, Steel A. Herbal medicines use during pregnancy in Sierra Leone: An exploratory cross-sectional study. Women Birth. 2018;31:e302-e309 pubmed publisher
    ..7%). Herbal medicine users were more likely to be Muslim than Christian. Luffa acutangula (L...
  11. Masmoudi F, Bessadok A, Dammak M, Jaziri M, Ammar E. Biodegradable packaging materials conception based on starch and polylactic acid (PLA) reinforced with cellulose. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2016;23:20904-20914 pubmed
    ..waste and the natural resources preservation by using cellulosic polymers from renewable resources (alfa and luffa). Plasticized starch films syntheses were achieved at a laboratory scale...
  12. Shahi A, Rai B, Singh R. Analysis of Metabolites and Carbon Balance in the Biofilteration of Cumene Using Loofa Sponge as Biofilter Media. Appl Biochem Biotechnol. 2016;180:338-48 pubmed publisher
    ..biofilter study was performed to treat cumene-inoculated mixed culture of bacterial community and loofa sponge (Luffa cylindrica) as support media for a period of 120 days in five distinct phases...
  13. Ali M, Saeed S, Sajjad A. Pollen Deposition Is More Important than Species Richness for Seed Set in Luffa Gourd. Neotrop Entomol. 2016;45:499-506 pubmed
    ..stay time, visiting time of the day, body size) and then related to the seed set of obligate cross-pollinated Luffa gourd (Luffa aegyptiaca)...
  14. Zaafouri K, Ziadi M, Ben Hassen Trabelsi A, Mekni S, Aïssi B, Alaya M, et al. Optimization of Hydrothermal and Diluted Acid Pretreatments of Tunisian Luffa cylindrica (L.) Fibers for 2G Bioethanol Production through the Cubic Central Composite Experimental Design CCD: Response Surface Methodology. Biomed Res Int. 2017;2017:9524521 pubmed publisher
    This paper opens up a new issue dealing with Luffa cylindrica (LC) lignocellulosic biomass recovery in order to produce 2G bioethanol. LC fibers are composed of three principal fractions, namely, ?-cellulose (45.80%??± 1...
  15. Chen Y, Su N, Zhang K, Zhu S, Zhao L, Fang F, et al. In-Depth Analysis of the Structure and Properties of Two Varieties of Natural Luffa Sponge Fibers. Materials (Basel). 2017;10: pubmed publisher
    The advancement in science and technology has led to luffa sponge (LS) being widely used as a natural material in industrial application because of its polyporous structure and light texture...
  16. Nadaroğlu H, Cicek S, Gungor A. Removing Trypan blue dye using nano-Zn modified Luffa sponge. Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2017;172:2-8 pubmed publisher
    This study has presented specific features that are examined to remove the Trypan blue dye from the waste using Luffa sponge (LS) and modified Luffa sponge with zinc nanoparticles (ZnNPs)...
  17. Michelin M, Teixeira J. Liquid hot water pretreatment of multi feedstocks and enzymatic hydrolysis of solids obtained thereof. Bioresour Technol. 2016;216:862-9 pubmed publisher
    Agricultural feedstocks (brewers' spent grain - BSG, corncob - CC, corn husk - CH, wheat straw - WS and Luffa sponge - LS) were pretreated by liquid hot water (LHW) in order to increase cellulose recovery and enzymatic saccharification...
  18. Wang H, Nie P, Chen B, Hou F, Dong C, He F, et al. Contrast-enhanced CT findings of intravenous leiomyomatosis. Clin Radiol. 2018;73:503.e1-503.e6 pubmed publisher
    ..The lesion looked similar to a "sieve" on axial contrast-enhanced CT images, and a "luffa sponge" on post-processing coronal or sagittal images...
  19. Silva L, Costa H, Souza F, Lopes E, Ueda S. Preclinical evaluation of Luffa operculata Cogn. and its main active principle in the treatment of bacterial rhinosinusitis. Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2016;: pubmed publisher
    ..One of the most widely used herbal medicines for treatment of rhinosinusitis is Luffa operculata. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of topical nasal solution of the aqueous extract of L...
  20. Wang W, Wu Y, Zhang C. High-density natural luffa sponge as anaerobic microorganisms carrier for degrading 1,1,1-TCA in groundwater. Bioprocess Biosyst Eng. 2017;40:383-393 pubmed publisher
    ..The potential of high-density natural luffa sponge (HDLS) (a new variety of luffa) for the immobilization and protection of anaerobic microorganisms was ..
  21. Sharma D, Goel H, Chauhan S. Radioprotective potential of Lagenaria siceraria extract against radiation-induced gastrointestinal injury. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2016;41:1248-1254 pubmed
    ..The whole extract of the fruits of Lagenaria siceraria, Luffa cylindrica, or Cucurbita pepo extract enhanced G2 fractions (42%, 34%, and 37%, respectively) as ..
  22. Wang W, Wu Y. Combination of zero-valent iron and anaerobic microorganisms immobilized in luffa sponge for degrading 1,1,1-trichloroethane and the relevant microbial community analysis. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2017;101:783-796 pubmed publisher
    ..We first adopted high density luffa sponge (HDLS) as immobilized microorganism carrier...
  23. Li H, Wang Y, Wang Z, Guo X, Wang F, Xia X, et al. Microarray and genetic analysis reveals that csa-miR159b plays a critical role in abscisic acid-mediated heat tolerance in grafted cucumber plants. Plant Cell Environ. 2016;39:1790-804 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we show that the enhanced tolerance against heat stress in cucumber plants with luffa as rootstock was accompanied with an increased accumulation of abscisic acid (ABA), down-regulation of a subset of ..
  24. Chiang C, Chen C, Chen S, Lin K, Chen L, Su Y, et al. Overexpression of the ascorbate peroxidase gene from eggplant and sponge gourd enhances flood tolerance in transgenic Arabidopsis. J Plant Res. 2017;130:373-386 pubmed publisher
    Previously, we found that the flood resistance of eggplant (Solanum melongena) and sponge gourd (Luffa cylindrica) enhanced ascorbate peroxidase (APX) activity under flooding, and consequently, both the SmAPX and LcAPX genes were cloned...
  25. Liu Z, Pan Y, Shi K, Wang W, Peng C, Li W, et al. Preparation of hydrophilic luffa sponges and their water absorption performance. Carbohydr Polym. 2016;147:178-187 pubmed publisher
    Hydrophilic luffa sponges are prepared by grafting polymerization of acrylamide (AM) on luffa cylindrica and subsequent partial hydrolysis under alkaline conditions...
  26. Genovese K. Three-dimensional microscopic deformation measurements on cellular solids. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2016;60:78-92 pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, the potential utility of this method is illustrated with micro-resolution three-dimensional measurements on a 3D printed honeycomb and on a block sample of a Luffa sponge under compression.
  27. An J, Yin M, Zhang Q, Gong D, Jia X, Guan Y, et al. Genome Survey Sequencing of Luffa Cylindrica L. and Microsatellite High Resolution Melting (SSR-HRM) Analysis for Genetic Relationship of Luffa Genotypes. Int J Mol Sci. 2017;18: pubmed publisher
    i>Luffa cylindrica (L.) Roem. is an economically important vegetable crop in China. However, the genomic information on this species is currently unknown. In this study, for the first time, a genome survey of L...
  28. Hlel T, Belhadj F, Gül F, Altun M, Yaglioglu A, Demirtas I, et al. Variations in the Bioactive Compounds Composition and Biological Activities of Loofah (Luffa cylindrica) Fruits in Relation to Maturation Stages. Chem Biodivers. 2017;14: pubmed publisher
    The present work aimed to determine the antioxidant and antiproliferative potential of Luffa cylindrica fruits collected at two different maturation stages and to identify and compare their functional components composition...
  29. Zhu H, Liu J, Wen Q, Chen M, Wang B, Zhang Q, et al. De novo sequencing and analysis of the transcriptome during the browning of fresh-cut Luffa cylindrica 'Fusi-3' fruits. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0187117 pubmed publisher
    Fresh-cut luffa (Luffa cylindrica) fruits commonly undergo browning. However, little is known about the molecular mechanisms regulating this process...
  30. Rehman Z, Khan S, Brusseau M, Shah M. Lead and cadmium contamination and exposure risk assessment via consumption of vegetables grown in agricultural soils of five-selected regions of Pakistan. Chemosphere. 2017;168:1589-1596 pubmed publisher
    ..The HRI values for Pb and Cd were <1 for both adults and children for most of the vegetable species except Luffa acutangula, Solanum lycopersicum, Benincasa hispada, Momordi charantia, Aesculantus malvaceae, Cucumis sativus, ..