smooth loofah

Summary

Alias: dishcloth gourd, loofa, sponge gourd, vegetable sponge, Luffa cylindrica, Luffa aegyptiaca, Luffa aegyptiaca Mill., Luffa cylindrica M.Roem.

Top Publications

  1. 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...
  2. 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
    ..carbon was prepared by pyrolytic carbonization and chemical activation of lignocellulosic loofa sponge (Luffa cylindrica, LS) to act as a carbonaceous electrode...
  3. Fenelon V, Miyoshi J, Mangolim C, Noce A, Koga L, Matioli G. Different strategies for cyclodextrin production: Ultrafiltration systems, CGTase immobilization and use of a complexing agent. Carbohydr Polym. 2018;192:19-27 pubmed publisher
    ..production and repetitive batches in ultrafiltration systems; immobilization of CGTase on curdlan and vegetable sponge natural supports; the use of the glycyrrhizin complexing agent to modulate CGTase selectivity in favor of γ..
  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
    ..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. Ortiz Martinez C, Pereira Ruiz S, Carvalho Fenelon V, Rodrigues de Morais G, Luciano Baesso M, Matioli G. Characterization of curdlan produced by Agrobacterium sp. IFO 13140 cells immobilized in a loofa sponge matrix, and application of this biopolymer in the development of functional yogurt. J Sci Food Agric. 2016;96:2410-7 pubmed publisher
    Agrobacterium sp. IFO 13140 cells were immobilized on a loofa sponge and used to produce curdlan over five successive cycles...
  6. 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...
  7. Nagendran K, Satya V, Mohankumar S, Karthikeyan G. Molecular characterization of a distinct bipartite Begomovirus species infecting ivy gourd (Coccinia grandis L.) in Tamil Nadu, India. Virus Genes. 2016;52:146-51 pubmed publisher
    ..The closest nucleotide identity of 73.4 % was seen with the Loofa yellow mosaic virus (LYMV-[VN]-AF509739) suggesting that it is a new virus species Coccinia mosaic virus (CoMoV-..
  8. Martinez C, Ruiz S, Nogueira M, Bona E, Portilho M, Matioli G. Effective Immobilization of Agrobacterium sp. IFO 13140 Cells in Loofa Sponge for Curdlan Biosynthesis. Molecules. 2015;20:7957-73 pubmed publisher
    Curdlan production by Agrobacterium sp. IFO13140 immobilized on loofa sponge, alginate and loofa sponge with alginate was investigated...
  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. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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
    ..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...
  5. 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
    ..time of the day, body size) and then related to the seed set of obligate cross-pollinated Luffa gourd (Luffa aegyptiaca)...
  6. 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 compared ..
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...