nasturtium

Summary

Summary: A plant genus of the family BRASSICACEAE. Nasturtium is also used as a common name for TROPAEOLUM. The common name of watercress is also used for RORIPPA & TROPAEOLUM. This is the most popular of the edible cresses, is a hardy creeping perennial plant, native to Europe but extensively naturalized elsewhere in moist places.

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  1. ncbi Sorption of cadmium and effects on growth, protein content, and photosynthetic pigment composition of Nasturtium officinale R. Br. and Mentha aquatica L
    M Aslan
    Biology Department, University of Harran, 63100 Sanliurfa, Turkey
    Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 71:323-9. 2003
  2. ncbi Production of two volatile glucosinolate hydrolysis compounds in Nasturtium montanum and Cleome chelidonii plant cell cultures
    T Songsak
    School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Fitoterapia 75:296-301. 2004
  3. ncbi A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of a herbal medicinal product containing Tropaeoli majoris herba (Nasturtium) and Armoraciae rusticanae radix (Horseradish) for the prophylactic treatment of patients with chronically recurrent lower ur
    Uwe Albrecht
    Mediconomics GmbH, Hannover, Germany
    Curr Med Res Opin 23:2415-22. 2007
  4. ncbi The effect of temperature, photoperiod, and light quality on gluconasturtiin concentration in watercress (Nasturtium officinale R. Br.)
    Gerard Engelen-Eigles
    Department of Horticultural Science, University of Minnesota, 1970 Folwell Avenue, 305 Alderman Hall, St Paul, Minnesota 55108, USA
    J Agric Food Chem 54:328-34. 2006
  5. ncbi [In vitro study to evaluate the antibacterial activity of a combination of the haulm of nasturtium (Tropaeoli majoris herba) and of the roots of horseradish (Armoraciae rusticanae radix)]
    Andreas Conrad
    Institut fur Umweltmedizin und Krankenhaushygiene, Universitäitsklinikum Freiburg, Breisacher Strasse 115B, 79106 Freiburg Brsg, Germany
    Arzneimittelforschung 56:842-9. 2006
  6. ncbi [Efficacy and safety profile of a herbal drug containing nasturtium herb and horseradish root in acute sinusitis, acute bronchitis and acute urinary tract infection in comparison with other treatments in the daily practice/results of a prospective cohort
    Karl Heinz Goos
    Repha GmbH, Biologische Arzneimittel, Langenhagen
    Arzneimittelforschung 56:249-57. 2006
  7. doi Nasturtium officinale reduces oxidative stress and enhances antioxidant capacity in hypercholesterolaemic rats
    Razieh Yazdanparast
    Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, P O Box 13145 1384, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
    Chem Biol Interact 172:176-84. 2008
  8. ncbi Influence of nitrogen and sulfur on biomass production and carotenoid and glucosinolate concentrations in watercress (Nasturtium officinale R. Br.)
    Dean A Kopsell
    Plant Sciences Department, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 37996, USA
    J Agric Food Chem 55:10628-34. 2007
  9. doi Analysis of nasturtium TmNXG1 complexes by crystallography and molecular dynamics provides detailed insight into substrate recognition by family GH16 xyloglucan endo-transglycosylases and endo-hydrolases
    Pekka Mark
    School of Biotechnology, Royal Institute of Technology KTH, AlbaNova University Centre S 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
    Proteins 75:820-36. 2009
  10. ncbi Ontogenic variations of ascorbic acid and phenethyl isothiocyanate concentrations in watercress (Nasturtium officinale R.Br.) leaves
    Usha R Palaniswamy
    School of Allied Health Asian American Studies, U 2101, Agricultural Biotechnology Center, U 4163, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269, USA
    J Agric Food Chem 51:5504-9. 2003

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  1. ncbi Sorption of cadmium and effects on growth, protein content, and photosynthetic pigment composition of Nasturtium officinale R. Br. and Mentha aquatica L
    M Aslan
    Biology Department, University of Harran, 63100 Sanliurfa, Turkey
    Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 71:323-9. 2003
  2. ncbi Production of two volatile glucosinolate hydrolysis compounds in Nasturtium montanum and Cleome chelidonii plant cell cultures
    T Songsak
    School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Fitoterapia 75:296-301. 2004
    Callus and suspension cultures established from Nasturtium montanum and Cleome chelidonii were shown to produce glucosinolates by analysis of their hydrolysis products...
  3. ncbi A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of a herbal medicinal product containing Tropaeoli majoris herba (Nasturtium) and Armoraciae rusticanae radix (Horseradish) for the prophylactic treatment of patients with chronically recurrent lower ur
    Uwe Albrecht
    Mediconomics GmbH, Hannover, Germany
    Curr Med Res Opin 23:2415-22. 2007
    ....
  4. ncbi The effect of temperature, photoperiod, and light quality on gluconasturtiin concentration in watercress (Nasturtium officinale R. Br.)
    Gerard Engelen-Eigles
    Department of Horticultural Science, University of Minnesota, 1970 Folwell Avenue, 305 Alderman Hall, St Paul, Minnesota 55108, USA
    J Agric Food Chem 54:328-34. 2006
    The effects of different growth regimes on gluconasturtiin concentration in watercress (Nasturtium officinale R. Br.) were investigated. Watercress plantlets at the 5th mature leaf stage (ca...
  5. ncbi [In vitro study to evaluate the antibacterial activity of a combination of the haulm of nasturtium (Tropaeoli majoris herba) and of the roots of horseradish (Armoraciae rusticanae radix)]
    Andreas Conrad
    Institut fur Umweltmedizin und Krankenhaushygiene, Universitäitsklinikum Freiburg, Breisacher Strasse 115B, 79106 Freiburg Brsg, Germany
    Arzneimittelforschung 56:842-9. 2006
    ..properties of a commercialized preparation (Angocin Anti-Infekt N) containing a combination of the haulm of nasturtium (Tropaeoli majoris herba; N) and of the roots of horseradish (Armoraciae rusticanae radix; H)...
  6. ncbi [Efficacy and safety profile of a herbal drug containing nasturtium herb and horseradish root in acute sinusitis, acute bronchitis and acute urinary tract infection in comparison with other treatments in the daily practice/results of a prospective cohort
    Karl Heinz Goos
    Repha GmbH, Biologische Arzneimittel, Langenhagen
    Arzneimittelforschung 56:249-57. 2006
    ..The patients were treated either with the nasturtium herb and horseradish root containing herbal drug Angocin Anti-Infekt N (test group, n = 1223) or with standard ..
  7. doi Nasturtium officinale reduces oxidative stress and enhances antioxidant capacity in hypercholesterolaemic rats
    Razieh Yazdanparast
    Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, P O Box 13145 1384, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
    Chem Biol Interact 172:176-84. 2008
    b>Nasturtium officinale R. Br. (Brassicaceae) has been used as a home remedy by the people of south eastern (SE) region of Iran as a medicinal plant. This therapeutical application has been attributed to Nasturtium officinale (N...
  8. ncbi Influence of nitrogen and sulfur on biomass production and carotenoid and glucosinolate concentrations in watercress (Nasturtium officinale R. Br.)
    Dean A Kopsell
    Plant Sciences Department, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 37996, USA
    J Agric Food Chem 55:10628-34. 2007
    Watercress (Nasturtium officinale R. Br.) is a perennial herb rich in the secondary metabolites of glucosinolates and carotenoids...
  9. doi Analysis of nasturtium TmNXG1 complexes by crystallography and molecular dynamics provides detailed insight into substrate recognition by family GH16 xyloglucan endo-transglycosylases and endo-hydrolases
    Pekka Mark
    School of Biotechnology, Royal Institute of Technology KTH, AlbaNova University Centre S 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
    Proteins 75:820-36. 2009
    ..A high-resolution, three-dimensional structure of a nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) endo-xyloglucanase loop mutant, TmNXG1-DeltaYNIIG, with an oligosaccharide product bound in ..
  10. ncbi Ontogenic variations of ascorbic acid and phenethyl isothiocyanate concentrations in watercress (Nasturtium officinale R.Br.) leaves
    Usha R Palaniswamy
    School of Allied Health Asian American Studies, U 2101, Agricultural Biotechnology Center, U 4163, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269, USA
    J Agric Food Chem 51:5504-9. 2003
    Watercress (Nasturtium officinale R.Br.) is the richest source of glucosinolate nasturtiin, which on hydrolysis produces phenethyl isothiocyante (PEITC)...
  11. doi Larval performance of the mustard leaf beetle (Phaedon cochleariae, Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) on white mustard (Sinapis alba) and watercress (Nasturtium officinale) leaves in dependence of plant exposure to ultraviolet radiation
    Kerstin Reifenrath
    Universitat Wurzburg, Julius von Sachs Institut fur Biowissenschaften, Julius von Sachs Platz 3, D 97082 Wurzburg, Germany
    Environ Pollut 157:2053-60. 2009
    ..UV) radiation resulted in shifts in plant metabolite concentrations of the Brassicaceae Sinapis alba and Nasturtium officinale. Leaf quality also varied between plant species and within species due to age...
  12. pmc Seed-specific heterologous expression of a nasturtium FAE gene in Arabidopsis results in a dramatic increase in the proportion of erucic acid
    Elzbieta Mietkiewska
    National Research Council of Canada, Plant Biotechnology Institute, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7N 0W9
    Plant Physiol 136:2665-75. 2004
    ..is the first component of the elongation complex involved in synthesis of erucic acid (22:1) in seeds of garden nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)...
  13. ncbi Effect of hydroalcoholic extracts of Nasturtium officinale leaves on lipid profile in high-fat diet rats
    Seifollah Bahramikia
    Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, PO Box 13145 1384, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
    J Ethnopharmacol 115:116-21. 2008
    b>Nasturtium officinale R. Br. (Brassicaceae) is used as a home remedy in Iran as a cardioprotective agent without any scientific background...
  14. ncbi Fasciola hepatica: epidemiological surveillance of natural watercress beds in central France
    G Dreyfuss
    Facultes de Medecine et de Pharmacie, UPRES EA no 3174 associée à l INRA, 87025, Limoges, France
    Parasitol Res 95:278-82. 2005
    ..The main changes were the appearance of another digenea, Paramphistomum daubneyi, in the beds, and the possibility for O. glabra to naturally sustain the larval development of F. hepatica...
  15. ncbi [On-going investigations on efficacy and safety profile of a herbal drug containing nasturtium herb and horseradish root in acute sinusitis, acute bronchitis and acute urinary tract infection in children in comparison with other antibiotic treatments]
    Karl Heinz Goos
    Repha GmbH, Biologische Arzneimittel, Langenhagen, Germany
    Arzneimittelforschung 57:238-46. 2007
    ..Primary efficacy criterion was the change of the complaints quantified by the change of the relative symptom score average over all symptoms between result at study start and study end related to the baseline value...
  16. doi Organochlorines and heavy metals in wild caught food as a potential human health risk to the indigenous Māori population of South Canterbury, New Zealand
    Michael Stewart
    National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Hamilton 3251, New Zealand
    Sci Total Environ 409:2029-39. 2011
    ..brown trout (Salmo trutta), black flounder (Rhombosolea retiaria) and watercress (Nasturtium officinale) from important harvesting sites in the region of South Canterbury...
  17. ncbi [Fascioliasis: diagnosis, epidemiology and treatment]
    Teodoro Carrada-Bravo
    Hospital General de Zona y Medicina Familiar 2, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Irapuato, Gto, Mexico
    Rev Gastroenterol Mex 68:135-42. 2003
    ..Infection results from ingestion of encysted metacercariae attached to raw watercress (Nasturtium officinale)...
  18. doi A comparative study of flavonoid compounds, vitamin C, and antioxidant properties of baby leaf Brassicaceae species
    Ascensión Martínez-Sánchez
    Research Group on Quality, Safety and Bioactivity of Plant Foods, Food Science and Technology Department, CEBAS CSIC, Espinardo, Murcia, Spain
    J Agric Food Chem 56:2330-40. 2008
    ..antioxidant activity was carried out in four species of Brassicaceae vegetables used for salads: watercress ( Nasturtium officinale R. Br.), mizuna [ Brassica rapa L. subsp. nipposinica (L.H...
  19. doi Cloning and characterization of an acyl-CoA-dependent diacylglycerol acyltransferase 1 (DGAT1) gene from Tropaeolum majus, and a study of the functional motifs of the DGAT protein using site-directed mutagenesis to modify enzyme activity and oil content
    Jingyu Xu
    National Research Council of Canada, Plant Biotechnology Institute, 110 Gymnasium Place, Saskatoon, Canada
    Plant Biotechnol J 6:799-818. 2008
    ..3.1.20) was obtained from Tropaeolum majus (garden nasturtium)...
  20. ncbi Screening for hetero-transglycosylating activities in extracts from nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)
    Fairouz Ait Mohand
    Institute of Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dubravska cesta 9, 84538 Bratislava, Slovakia
    Carbohydr Res 341:577-81. 2006
    ..SR) as glycosyl acceptors, we screened for the presence of transglycosylating activities in extracts from nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus). Besides xyloglucan endotransglycosylase/hydrolase (XTH/XET, EC 2.4.1...
  21. ncbi The activities of several detoxication enzymes are differentially induced by juices of garden cress, water cress and mustard in human HepG2 cells
    E F Lhoste
    Unité d Ecologie et de Physiologie du Système Digestif, INRA, Domaine de Vilvert, 78350 Jouy en Josas, France
    Chem Biol Interact 150:211-9. 2004
    ..The addition of juice from water cress (Nasturtium officinalis R...
  22. pmc Structural evidence for the evolution of xyloglucanase activity from xyloglucan endo-transglycosylases: biological implications for cell wall metabolism
    Martin J Baumann
    School of Biotechnology, Royal Institute of Technology, AlbaNova University Center, Stockholm, Sweden
    Plant Cell 19:1947-63. 2007
    ..structures of the archetypal glycoside hydrolase family 16 (GH16) endo-xyloglucanases Tm-NXG1 and Tm-NXG2 from nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) have been solved by x-ray crystallography...
  23. doi Functional characterization of xyloglucan glycosynthases from GH7, GH12, and GH16 scaffolds
    Fredrika Gullfot
    Division of Glycoscience, School of Biotechnology, Royal Institute of Technology KTH, AlbaNova University Centre, 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
    Biomacromolecules 10:1782-8. 2009
    ..Novel glycosynthases based on the GH16 xyloglucan hydrolase from Tropaeolum majus (nasturtium), TmNXG1, are capable of synthesizing XLLG-based xyloglucan oligosaccharides at rates feasible for preparative ..
  24. ncbi Characterisation of two tomato fruit-expressed cDNAs encoding xyloglucan endo-transglycosylase
    D A Arrowsmith
    Biosciences Division, Unilever Research, Sharnbrook, Bedford, UK
    Plant Mol Biol 28:391-403. 1995
    ..The recently reported cloning of a cDNA encoding a seed-expressed XET from nasturtium [9] has enabled two XET-encoding cDNAs to be isolated from a tomato fruit (breaker stage) cDNA library...
  25. ncbi A long-term copper exposure on freshwater ecosystem using lotic mesocosms: Primary producer community responses
    Helene Roussel
    Ecotoxicological Risk Assessment Unit, INERIS, Parc Technologique ALATA, 60550 Verneuil en Halatte, France
    Aquat Toxicol 81:168-82. 2007
    ..Some taxa seemed to be sensitive to copper, i.e. Cocconeis spp., Epithemia sp., Gomphonema spp., Lemna minor, Nasturtium officinale and filamentous macroalgae. Other taxa appeared to be tolerant or facilitated by indirect effects, i...
  26. pmc Molecular cloning and characterization of a brassinosteroid-regulated gene from elongating soybean (Glycine max L.) epicotyls
    D M Zurek
    Department of Biology, San Diego State University, California 92182
    Plant Physiol 104:161-70. 1994
    ..homology (48% identity, 62% similarity) to a xyloglucan endotransglycosylase localized in the cell walls of nasturtium (J. de Silva, C.D. Jarman, D.A. Arrowsmith, M.S. Stronach, S. Chengappa, C. Sidebottom, J.S...
  27. ncbi Microbiological and metal contamination of watercress in the Wellington region, New Zealand--2000 survey
    C Edmonds
    Hutt Valley District Health Board, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 28:20-6. 2004
    ..To investigate potential microbiological and metal contamination of watercress and to assess the public health risks associated with harvesting and consumption of watercress...
  28. ncbi Watercress supplementation in diet reduces lymphocyte DNA damage and alters blood antioxidant status in healthy adults
    Chris I R Gill
    Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health, Centre for Molecular Biosciences, University of Ulster, Coleraine, N Ireland, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:504-10. 2007
    ..Cruciferous vegetable (CV) consumption is associated with a reduced risk of several cancers in epidemiologic studies...
  29. pmc Tropaeolum tops tobacco - simple and efficient transgene expression in the order Brassicales
    Andrea Pitzschke
    Department of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
    PLoS ONE 8:e73355. 2013
    ..Here, I describe Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation of Tropaeolummajus (nasturtium, order Brassicales) as a remarkably simple, cheap and highly efficient transient expression system...
  30. doi Determination of benzyl isothiocyanate metabolites in human plasma and urine by LC-ESI-MS/MS after ingestion of nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus L.)
    Stefanie Platz
    University of Hamburg, Hamburg School of Food Science, Institute of Food Chemistry, Grindelallee 117, 20146, Hamburg, Germany
    Anal Bioanal Chem 405:7427-36. 2013
    ..BITC conjugates were found to be not stable in alkaline buffered solutions. After consumption of nasturtium, containing 1,000 μM glucotropaeolin, the primary source of BITC, quantifiable levels of BITC-NAC, BITC-Cys, ..
  31. doi Arsenic accumulation by edible aquatic macrophytes
    K A Falinski
    Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 3190 Maile Way, Honolulu, HI 96822, United States Electronic address
    Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 99:74-81. 2014
    ..b>Nasturtium officinale (watercress) and Diplazium esculentum (warabi) are two aquatic macrophytes grown and consumed in ..
  32. ncbi Glucosinolates of seven medicinal plants from Thailand
    T Songsak
    School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Manchester, M13 9PL, Manchester, UK
    Fitoterapia 73:209-16. 2002
    b>Nasturtium montanum was shown to contain glucobrassicin, 9-methylthionyl glucosinolate, oct-7-enyl glucosinolate, non-7-enyl glucosinolate, dec-7-enyl glucosinolate, methylsulfonyloctyl glucosinolate, methylsulfonylnonyl glucosinolate, ..
  33. doi In vivo antigenotoxic activity of watercress juice (Nasturtium officinale) against induced DNA damage
    Natalia A Casanova
    Citogenética Humana y Genética Toxicológica, Instituto de Fisiopatología y Bioquímica Clínica, Departamento de Bioquimica Clinica, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquimica, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Junin 956, 1113 Caba, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    J Appl Toxicol 33:880-5. 2013
    ..possible protective activity against damage induced by cyclophosphamide (CP) of the aqueous juice of watercress (Nasturtium officinale, W.T. Aiton) in vivo...
  34. ncbi beta-Phenylethyl isothiocyanate mediated apoptosis: a proteomic investigation of early apoptotic protein changes
    Jason Chun Hong Neo
    Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore
    Proteomics 5:1075-82. 2005
    ..isothiocyanate (PEITC) is a promising chemopreventative agent found in abundance in watercress (Rorripa nasturtium aquaticum) as its glucosinolate precursor...
  35. pmc Group III-A XTH genes of Arabidopsis encode predominant xyloglucan endohydrolases that are dispensable for normal growth
    Nomchit Kaewthai
    Division of Glycoscience, School of Biotechnology, Royal Institute of Technology, AlbaNova University Centre, S 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
    Plant Physiol 161:440-54. 2013
    ..AtXTH31 confirmed this prediction and indicated that this enzyme had similar catalytic properties to the nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) xyloglucanase1 responsible for storage xyloglucan hydrolysis during germination...
  36. pmc Use of peroxyacetic acid as green chemical on yield and sensorial quality in Watercress (Nasturtium officinale R. Br.) under soilless culture
    Gilda Carrasco
    Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias Avda Dos Norte 685, Universidad de Talca, Talca Casilla 747, Chile
    Int J Mol Sci 12:9463-70. 2011
    ..research was to evaluate the effect of different doses of peroxyacetic acid on the productivity of watercress (Nasturtium officinale R. Br.) cultivated hydroponically using a constant nutritive solution...
  37. pmc Turning the 'mustard oil bomb' into a 'cyanide bomb': aromatic glucosinolate metabolism in a specialist insect herbivore
    Einar J Stauber
    Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology, Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
    PLoS ONE 7:e35545. 2012
    ....
  38. doi Efficacy and safety of a combination herbal medicinal product containing Tropaeoli majoris herba and Armoraciae rusticanae radix for the prophylactic treatment of patients with respiratory tract diseases: a randomised, prospective, double-blind, placebo-c
    Volker Fintelmann
    Carl Gustav Carus Akademie, Hamburg, Germany
    Curr Med Res Opin 28:1799-807. 2012
    ..Clinical experience of prophylactic treatment of respiratory tract infections with the marketed CHMP containing horseradish root (Armoraciae rusticanae radix) and nasturtium (Tropaeoli majoris herba) has existed for decades.
  39. doi Characterisation of phenolics in Flor-Essence--a compound herbal product and its contributing herbs
    Ammar Saleem
    Centre for Research in Biotechnology and Biopharmaceuticals, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Phytochem Anal 20:395-401. 2009
    ..FE is a chemically complex mixture of eight herbs and has not been subjected to phytochemical analysis...
  40. doi Interaction between plants and bacteria: glucosinolates and phyllospheric colonization of cruciferous vegetables by Enterobacter radicincitans DSM 16656
    Monika Schreiner
    Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops Grossbeeren and Erfurt e V, Grossbeeren, Germany
    J Mol Microbiol Biotechnol 17:124-35. 2009
    ..capitata, Brassica rapa var. alboglabra, Nasturtium officinale) using a species-specific TaqMan probe and quantitative real-time PCR...
  41. doi Transformation of Nasturtium officinale, Barbarea verna and Arabis caucasica for hairy roots and glucosinolate-myrosinase system production
    Marzena Wielanek
    Department of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, University of Łódź, 12 16 Banacha, 90 237 Lodz, Poland
    Biotechnol Lett 31:917-21. 2009
    Hairy roots of Nasturtium officinale, Barbarea verna and Arabis caucasica with active glucosinolate-myrosinase system were obtained after transformation with Agrobacterium rhizogenes. Hairy roots of N...
  42. doi Prevention of recurrent urinary tract infection in children
    Gabrielle Williams
    Centre for Kidney Research, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, Australia
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 22:72-6. 2009
    ..UTI causes an unpleasant, usually febrile illness in children. This review focuses on studies evaluating interventions to prevent UTI in children and published between January 2007 and June 2008...
  43. doi Chemosensory basis of behavioural plasticity in response to deterrent plant chemicals in the larva of the Small Cabbage White butterfly Pieris rapae
    D S Zhou
    State Key Laboratory of Integrated Management of Pest Insects and Rodents, Institute of Zoology, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1 Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, PR China
    J Insect Physiol 55:788-92. 2009
    ..exposed to different rearing diets: an artificial diet or one of two host-plants, cabbage, Brassica oleracea, or nasturtium, Tropaeolum majus...
  44. ncbi Investigation of antioxidant properties of Nasturtium officinale (watercress) leaf extracts
    Tevfik Ozen
    Giresun University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry, 28049, Giresun, Turkey
    Acta Pol Pharm 66:187-93. 2009
    ..to examine the in vitro and in vivo antioxidative properties of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of the leaf of Nasturtium officinale R. Br. (watercress)...
  45. doi Scurvy and cloudberries: a chapter in the history of nutritional sciences
    Luigi M De Luca
    Center for Human Nutrition, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Nutr 141:2101-5. 2011
    ..As medication for gums and teeth, Rhodius recommended rosemary, hyssop, bistort, sage, nasturtium, waterweed, creeping Jenny, and scurvy grass...
  46. ncbi Floral biology of Tropaeolum majus L. and its relation with Astylus variegatus activity (Germar 1824)
    Maria Emilia P F Silva
    Programa de Pós graduação em Entomologia e Conservação da Biodiversidade, Universidade Federal da Grande Dourados, Faculdade de Ciências Biológicas e Ambientais, MS, Brasil
    An Acad Bras Cienc 83:1251-8. 2011
    Tropaeolum majus L. (nasturtium) is a culture popularly known by its medicinal, ornamental and culinary utility...
  47. doi Decontamination of aquatic vegetable leaves by removing trace toxic metals during pickling process with acetic acid solution
    Wenbiao Wu
    College of Food Science, Southwest University, People s Republic of China
    Ecol Food Nutr 50:368-74. 2011
    ..0% Ag or 96.1% Al were removed. For Watercress leaves, almost all Cd, Hg, Ba, or Sb and 99.0% Pb or 99.7% Ag were removed. For Water Hyacinth leaves, almost all Cd, Ba, or Sb and 99.0% Hg, 98.5% Pb, 95.0% Ag, or 98.7% Al were removed...
  48. doi Volatile constituents and antioxidant activity of flowers, stems and leaves of Nasturtium officinale R. Br
    Hamzeh Amiri
    Department of Biology, Lorestan University, Khoramabad, Iran
    Nat Prod Res 26:109-15. 2012
    GC-MS analyses of the essential oils of leaves, stems and flower of Nasturtium officinale resulted in the identification of 9, 8 and 15 compounds, representing 97%, 100% and 94.7% of the oils, respectively...
  49. doi Antioxidant efficacy of Nasturtium officinale extracts using various in vitro assay systems
    Seifollah Bahramikia
    Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
    J Acupunct Meridian Stud 3:283-90. 2010
    b>Nasturtium officinale R. Br. (watercress), of the family Brassicaceae, has been long used as a home remedy or a medicinal plant by the people of southeastern Iran. The aim of this study was to investigate the antioxidant activity of N...
  50. doi An efficient protocol for genetic transformation of watercress (Nasturtium officinale) using Agrobacterium rhizogenes
    Nam Il Park
    Department of Crop Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Chungnam National University, 220 Gung Dong, Yuseong Gu, Daejeon 305 764, Korea
    Mol Biol Rep 38:4947-53. 2011
    Watercress (Nasturtium officinale) is a member of the Brassicaceae family and a rich source of glucosinolate, which has been shown to possess anticancer properties. To extract these compounds from N...
  51. doi EXAFS speciation and phytoavailability of Pb in a contaminated soil amended with compost and gypsum
    Yohey Hashimoto
    Department of Bioresource Science, Mie University, 1577 Kurima machiya, Mie 514 8507, Japan
    Sci Total Environ 409:1001-7. 2011
    ..the effects of surface applications of compost and gypsum amendments on Pb availability to a watercress plant (Nasturtium officinale W.T. Aiton) and molecular-scale speciation of Pb in soil solid phases...
  52. doi Effect of the label of oligosaccharide acceptors on the kinetic parameters of nasturtium seed xyloglucan endotransglycosylase (XET)
    Ondřej Kosík
    Institute of Chemistry, Centre for Glycomics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dubravska cesta 9, 84538 Bratislava, Slovakia
    Carbohydr Res 346:357-61. 2011
    ..XLLG) were used as glycosyl acceptors in assays of xyloglucan endotransglycosylase (XET) from germinated nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) seeds...
  53. ncbi Nickel accumulation and its effect on biomass, protein content and antioxidative enzymes in roots and leaves of watercress (Nasturtium officinale R. Br.)
    Fatih Duman
    Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, Erciyes University, Kayseri 38039, Turkey
    J Environ Sci (China) 22:526-32. 2010
    In order to understand its response towards nickel stress, watercress (Nasturtium officinale R. Br.) was exposed to nickel (1-25 mg/L) for 1, 3, 5 and 7 days...
  54. pmc In vivo modulation of 4E binding protein 1 (4E-BP1) phosphorylation by watercress: a pilot study
    Sharifah S Syed Alwi
    Cancer Sciences Division, School of Medicine, Cancer Research UK Centre, Southampton General Hospital, The Somers Cancer Research Building MP824, University of Southampton, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK
    Br J Nutr 104:1288-96. 2010
    ....
  55. doi Xyloglucan endotransglycosylases (XETs) from germinating nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) seeds: isolation and characterization of the major form
    Eva Stratilová
    Institute of Chemistry, Center for Glycomics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dubravska cesta 9, SK 84538 Bratislava, Slovakia
    Plant Physiol Biochem 48:207-15. 2010
    ..XTH) differing in their isoelectric points (pI) were detected in crude extracts from germinating nasturtium seeds...
  56. doi Sequential injection lab-on-valve system for the determination of the activity of peroxidase in vegetables
    Susana S M P Vidigal
    CBQF Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Rua Dr Antonio Bernardino de Almeida, 4200 072 Porto, Portugal
    J Agric Food Chem 58:2071-5. 2010
    ..It was also possible to monitor online the thermal inactivation of peroxidase at different temperature ranges...
  57. doi Effects of lead on the activities of antioxidant enzymes in watercress, Nasturtium officinale R. Br
    Gonca Keser
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Cukurova University, Adana 01330, Turkey
    Biol Trace Elem Res 137:235-43. 2010
    ..GR), and ascorbate peroxidase (AP)) and lipid peroxidation levels in the stem and leaves of watercress (Nasturtium officinale R. Br...
  58. doi Polysaccharide microarrays for high-throughput screening of transglycosylase activities in plant extracts
    Ondřej Kosík
    Institute of Chemistry, Centre for Glycomics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dubravska cesta 9, 84538, Bratislava, Slovakia
    Glycoconj J 27:79-87. 2010
    ..The glycochip assay was used to detect transglycosylase activities in crude extracts from nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) and mouse-ear cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)...
  59. ncbi Integration among the different aspects of the phenotypic plasticity in Aphis fabae, black bean aphid
    Gazi Gorur
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Arts, Nigde University, 51100 Nigde, Turkey
    Pak J Biol Sci 10:2719-23. 2007
    ..Host plant conditions affected types of phenotypic plasticities in a different way. However, particularly plasticity in ultimate rostral segment positively integrated with plasticity in fitness on novel host plant...
  60. pmc Characterization and expression of transcripts induced by oxygen deprivation in maize (Zea mays L.)
    V M Peschke
    Department of Biology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130
    Plant Physiol 104:387-94. 1994
    ..predicted protein sequence of one gene, wusl1005, is similar to that of several other plant genes, including a nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus L.) xyloglucan-endo-transglycosylase...
  61. ncbi [Watercress and other dangerous foods]
    Juan Antonio Barcat
    Medicina (B Aires) 65:277-9. 2005
  62. ncbi [A focus study from a case of human fascioliasis in Neuquén]
    Diana Rubel
    Unidad Ecología de Reservorios y Vectores de Parásitos, Departamento de Ecologia, Genetica y Evolucion, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Medicina (B Aires) 65:207-12. 2005
    ..3, 1.7) (p < 0.01). Local veterinary control programs were apparently not effective in this case. Anthelmintics used and treatment schedule should be revised and small herds raised at households should also be included and treated...
  63. ncbi Broccoli and watercress suppress matrix metalloproteinase-9 activity and invasiveness of human MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells
    Peter Rose
    Department of Biochemistry, National University of Singapore, 8 Medical Drive, Singapore 117597, Singapore
    Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 209:105-13. 2005
    ..italica) and watercress (Rorripa nasturtium aquaticum) extracts on 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA)-induced cancer cell invasion and matrix ..
  64. ncbi Folk phytotherapeutical plants from Maratea area (Basilicata, Italy)
    Paolo Maria Guarrera
    Museo Nazionale Arti e Tradizioni Popolari, Piazza Marconi 8 10, 00144 Rome, Italy
    J Ethnopharmacol 99:367-78. 2005
    ..The most important findings in ethnomedicine relate to Nasturtium officinale (renal colic, liver diseases), Foeniculum vulgare subsp...
  65. ncbi Evolution of the trnF(GAA) gene in Arabidopsis relatives and the brassicaceae family: monophyletic origin and subsequent diversification of a plastidic pseudogene
    Marcus A Koch
    Heidelberg Institute of Plant Science, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany
    Mol Biol Evol 22:1032-43. 2005
    ..for phylogeographic reconstructions and phylogenetic analysis among the genera Arabidopsis, Boechera, Rorippa, Nasturtium, and Cardamine...
  66. ncbi The contamination of wild watercress with Fasciola hepatica in central France depends on the ability of several lymnaeid snails to migrate upstream towards the beds
    D Rondelaud
    UPRES EA n 3174 associée à l INRA, Facultes de Medecine et de Pharmacie, 87025 Limoges, France
    Parasitol Res 95:305-9. 2005
    ..hepatica. One of the factors which may explain this variability is the occurrence of showers in spring, so that a few snails are able to reach watercress beds after their upstream migration...
  67. ncbi Accumulation of perchlorate in aquatic and terrestrial plants at a field scale
    Kui Tan
    Department of Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79410, USA
    J Environ Qual 33:1638-46. 2004
    ..This study examined uptake of ClO(-)(4) in smartweed (Polygonum spp.) and watercress (Nasturtium spp.) as well as more than forty trees, including ash (Fraxinus greggii A. Gray), chinaberry (Melia azedarach L...
  68. ncbi Mechanical effects of plant cell wall enzymes on cellulose/xyloglucan composites
    Elisabeth Chanliaud
    Unilever Research Colworth, Colworth House, Sharnbrook, Bedford MK44 1LQ, UK
    Plant J 38:27-37. 2004
    ..Tomato pericarp xyloglucan endo transglycosylase (tXET) and nasturtium seed xyloglucanase (nXGase) were produced heterologously in Pichia pastoris...
  69. ncbi Sequestration of glucosinolates by harlequin bug Murgantia histrionica
    Alireza Aliabadi
    Illinois State University, Normal 61790, USA
    J Chem Ecol 28:1749-62. 2002
    ..titers of cabbage glucosinolates than bugs that were fed on a cabbage diet and then switched to a diet of garden nasturtium. This indicates that M. histrionica immediately sequesters chemicals from whichever plant it feeds upon...
  70. ncbi Watercress has no Importance for the elimination of ethanol by CYP2E1 inhibition
    Jean Pierre Desager
    Department of Gastroenterology and Clinical Pharmacology Unit, Saint Luc University Clinics, Catholic University of Louvain, Bruxelles, Belgium
    Pharmacol Toxicol 91:103-5. 2002
    ..Ethanol absorption is also delayed by single ingestion of watercress immediately preceding ethanol consumption...
  71. ncbi Changes in human fasciolosis in a temperate area: about some observations over a 28-year period in central France
    D Rondelaud
    Laboratoire d Histopathologie Parasitaire, Faculte de Medecine, Limoges, France
    Parasitol Res 86:753-7. 2000
    ..of persons, with infections being attributed to four watercress species before 1980 versus only two species of Nasturtium sp. after 1981...
  72. pmc Sugar-nucleotide-binding and autoglycosylating polypeptide(s) from nasturtium fruit: biochemical capacities and potential functions
    A Faik
    McGill University, Department of Biology, 1025 Av Dr Penfield, Montreal, QC, H3A 1B1, Canada
    Biochem J 347:857-64. 2000
    ..kDa) have been detected by SDS/PAGE in particulate membranes and soluble extracts of developing cotyledons of nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus L.)...
  73. ncbi Xyloglucan sidechains modulate binding to cellulose during in vitro binding assays as predicted by conformational dynamics simulations
    S Levy
    University of Colorado, Boulder 80309 0347, USA
    Plant J 11:373-86. 1997
    ..this question is addressed directly by analyzing to what extent the different sidechains of pea cell wall XG and nasturtium seed storage XG affect their binding to cellulose microfibrils...
  74. ncbi Interspecific variation in defense secretions of Malaysian termites from the genus Bulbitermes
    Cheng Hock Chuah
    Chemistry Department, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    J Chem Ecol 31:819-27. 2005
    ..germanus and B. sarawakensis contain tricyclic trinervitene; Bulbitermes sp. B contains a mixture of kempane and trinervitene. The mono- and diterpenoid compositions are species-specific...
  75. ncbi Eight cases of fascioliasis: clinical and microbiological features
    F A Dauchy
    Service de médecine interne C, service du Docteur Lifermann, Centre hospitalier de Dax, boulevard Yves du Manoir, 40100 Dax, France
    Med Mal Infect 36:42-6. 2006
    ..Fascioliasis is a parasitic infection caused by the ingestion of food contaminated with Fasciola hepatica...
  76. ncbi Influence of pH on lead uptake, chlorophyll and nitrogen content of Nasturtium officinale R. Br. and Mentha aquatica L
    Saadet Saygideger
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, University of Gaziantep, Gaziantep, Turkey
    J Environ Biol 26:753-9. 2005
    ..5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 microg mL(-1)) were investigated on uptake of lead, content of chlorophyll and nitrogen in Nasturtium officinale and Mentha aquatica...
  77. doi The glucosinolate-myrosinase system in nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus L.): variability of biochemical parameters and screening for clones feasible for pharmaceutical utilization
    Maik Kleinwächter
    Institute for Plant Biology, TU Braunschweig, Germany
    J Agric Food Chem 56:11165-70. 2008
    ..The screening of several hundred Tropaeolum plants resulted in the selection of eight high-yield varieties, from which in vitro plants had been generated and propagated as a source for large field trials...
  78. pmc Pectic homogalacturonan masks abundant sets of xyloglucan epitopes in plant cell walls
    Susan E Marcus
    Centre for Plant Sciences, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    BMC Plant Biol 8:60. 2008
    ..Xyloglucan is the major hemicellulose or cross-linking glycan of the primary cell walls of dicotyledons although little is known of its occurrence or functions in relation to cell development and cell wall microstructure...
  79. doi Toxicity of Anllóns River sediment extracts using microtox and the zucconi phytotoxicity test
    R Devesa-Rey
    Dpto Edafología y Química agrícola, Facultad de Farmacia, USC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 80:225-30. 2008
    ..water cress (Nasturtium officinalis L.) and annual rye-grass (Lolium multiflorum L.) seeds...
  80. ncbi Activity against drug resistant-tuberculosis strains of plants used in Mexican traditional medicine to treat tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases
    Maria Del Rayo Camacho-Corona
    Laboratorio de Quimica de Productos Naturales, Facultad de Ciencias Quimicas, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico
    Phytother Res 22:82-5. 2008
    ..b>Nasturtium officinale showed the best activity (MIC = 100 microg/mL) against the sensitive Mycobacterium tuberculosis...
  81. ncbi Characterization of a new xyloglucan endotransglucosylase/hydrolase (XTH) from ripening tomato fruit and implications for the diverse modes of enzymic action
    Montserrat Saladie
    Department of Plant Biology, 228 Plant Science Building, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Plant J 47:282-95. 2006
    ..2 XTHs predominantly exhibit XET activity, to date the activity of only one member of Group 3 has been reported: nasturtium TmXH1, which has a highly specialized function and hydrolyses seed-storage xyloglucan rather than modifying cell ..
  82. pmc A gene from the cellulose synthase-like C family encodes a beta-1,4 glucan synthase
    Jean Christophe Cocuron
    Department of Energy Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:8550-5. 2007
    ..the gene(s) responsible for synthesizing the beta-1,4 glucan backbone of XyG, we exploited a property of nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) seed development...
  83. ncbi Predatory behavior of Polistes dominulus wasps in response to cardenolides and glucosinolates in Pieris napi caterpillars
    Linda S Rayor
    Dept of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    J Chem Ecol 33:1177-85. 2007
    ..host plants were: wormwood mustard, (Erysimum cheiranthoides: Brassicaceae), which contains cardenolides; nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus: Tropaeolaceae) with high concentrations of chlorogenic acid; and black mustard (Brassica ..
  84. ncbi Species-specific and leaf-age dependent effects of ultraviolet radiation on two Brassicaceae
    Kerstin Reifenrath
    Universitat Wurzburg, Julius von Sachs Institut fur Biowissenschaften, Julius von Sachs Platz 3, D 97082 Wurzburg, Germany
    Phytochemistry 68:875-85. 2007
    ..but mainly by leaf-age in Nasturtium officinale L...
  85. ncbi Behavior of glucosinolates in pickling cruciferous vegetables
    Chise Suzuki
    National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, 2 Ikenodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    J Agric Food Chem 54:9430-6. 2006
    ..As a model pickling experiment, fresh watercress (Nasturtium officinale) and blanched watercress were soaked in 3% NaCl solution for 7 days...
  86. ncbi Assessment of the anti-genotoxic, anti-proliferative, and anti-metastatic potential of crude watercress extract in human colon cancer cells
    Lindsay A Boyd
    Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health, Centre for Molecualr Biosciences, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
    Nutr Cancer 55:232-41. 2006
    ..In conclusion, the watercress extract proved to be significantly protective against the three stages of the carcinogenesis process investigated...
  87. ncbi Germination and seedling growth of the water cress Rorippa sp. exposed to the chelant [S,S]-EDDS
    Ali Temara
    Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs, Temselaan 100, Procter and Gamble, B 1853 Strombeek Bever, Belgium
    Chemosphere 65:716-20. 2006
    ..we have developed a seed germination and root elongation toxicity test with the freshwater aquatic plant Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum (water cress) to confirm the low environmental risk of the chelant [S,S]-EDDS...
  88. doi Differing mechanisms of simple nitrile formation on glucosinolate degradation in Lepidium sativum and Nasturtium officinale seeds
    David J Williams
    The University of Queensland, School of Biological Sciences, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
    Phytochemistry 70:1401-9. 2009
    ..BITC) present in garden cress (Lepidium sativum), and phenylethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC) present in watercress (Nasturtium officinale)...
  89. ncbi Fasciola hepatica and Paramphistomum daubneyi: field observations on the transport and outcome of floating metacercariae in running water
    D Rondelaud
    UPRES EA no 3174, Facultés de Pharmacie et de Médecine, 2 rue du Docteur Raymond Marcland, 87025 Limoges Cedex, France
    J Helminthol 78:173-7. 2004
    ..metacercariae of two digenean species by running water and to determine the outcome of larvae which settled on Nasturtium officinale (watercress). The frequencies of larvae found after their transport by water ranged from 33% to 49...
  90. ncbi Beta-phenylethyl and 8-methylsulphinyloctyl isothiocyanates, constituents of watercress, suppress LPS induced production of nitric oxide and prostaglandin E2 in RAW 264.7 macrophages
    Peter Rose
    Department of Biochemistry, National University of Singapore, 8 Medical Drive, Singapore 117597, Singapore
    Nitric Oxide 12:237-43. 2005
    ..isothiocyanates (MSO) represent two phytochemical constituents present in watercress Rorripa nasturtium aquaticum, with known chemopreventative properties...
  91. doi A simple shoot multiplication procedure using internode explants, and its application for particle bombardment and Agrobacterium-mediated transformation in watercress
    Shinjiro Ogita
    Laboratory of Plant and Cell Engineering, Department of Biotechnology, Toyama Prefectural University, Imizu, Toyama 939 0398, Japan
    J Plant Res 122:455-63. 2009
    ..from internode explants was investigated with the aim of improving genetic characteristics of watercress (Nasturtium officinale R. Br.). Internodes of ca...
  92. ncbi [Removal pathway and influence factors of hydroponic bio-filter method for nitrogen and phosphorus]
    Xian Ning Li
    Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
    Huan Jing Ke Xue 28:982-6. 2007
    ..9% respectively. The optimal HLR of HBFM ranges from 3.0 to 4.0 m3/(m x d). The intension of secateur for Nasturtium officinale has some effect on its uptake rate, thus the length of cut when harvesting should be less than 10 cm...