cucurbitaceae

Summary

Summary: The gourd plant family of the order Violales, subclass Dilleniidae, class Magnoliopsida. It is sometimes placed in its own order, Cucurbitales. 'Melon' generally refers to CUCUMIS; CITRULLUS; or MOMORDICA.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Callus formation and cucurbitacin B accumulation in Ecballium elaterium callus cultures
    G Toker
    Gazi University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Etiler, Ankara 06330, Turkey
    Fitoterapia 74:618-23. 2003
  2. ncbi Anti-inflammatory activity of two cucurbitacins isolated from Cayaponia tayuya roots
    M Carmen Recio
    Departament de Farmacologia, Facultat de Farmacia, Universitat de Valencia, Burjassot, Spain
    Planta Med 70:414-20. 2004
  3. ncbi Anti-inflammatory and free radical scavenging activities of ethanol extracts of three seeds used as "Bolengguazi"
    Qing Mao Fang
    West China School of Pharmacy, Sichuan University, No 17, Section 3, Ren Min Nan Lu Road, Chengdu, Sichuan 610041, PR China
    J Ethnopharmacol 114:61-5. 2007
  4. ncbi Effect of Coccinia indica leaf extract on plasma antioxidants in streptozotocin- induced experimental diabetes in rats
    S Venkateswaran
    Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu, India
    Phytother Res 17:605-8. 2003
  5. ncbi Larvicidal efficacy of some Cucurbitacious plant leaf extracts against Culex quinquefasciatus (Say)
    K Prabakar
    Division of Vector Biology, Department of Zoology, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar 608 002, India
    Bioresour Technol 95:113-4. 2004
  6. doi A transposon-induced epigenetic change leads to sex determination in melon
    Antoine Martin
    INRA CNRS, UMR1165, Unite de Recherche en Genomique Vegetale, 2 rue Gaston Cremieux, F 91057 Evry, France
    Nature 461:1135-8. 2009
  7. pmc Engineering melon plants with improved fruit shelf life using the TILLING approach
    Fatima Dahmani-Mardas
    Unite de Recherche en Genomique Vegetale, UMR1165 ERL8196 INRA UEVE CNRS, Evry, France
    PLoS ONE 5:e15776. 2010
  8. ncbi Development of immature stages and comparative demography of two cucurbit-attacking fruit flies in Reunion Island: Bactrocera cucurbitae and Dacus ciliatus (Diptera Tephritidae)
    J F Vayssières
    International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Biological Control for Africa, 08 BP 0932, Tri Postal, Cotonou, Benin
    Environ Entomol 37:307-14. 2008
  9. pmc Divergent metabolome and proteome suggest functional independence of dual phloem transport systems in cucurbits
    Baichen Zhang
    Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St Louis, MO 63132, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:13532-7. 2010
  10. doi Ecological specialization of the aphid Aphis gossypii Glover on cultivated host plants
    J Carletto
    INRA, UMR 1301, Equipe Biologie des Populations en Interaction, Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France
    Mol Ecol 18:2198-212. 2009

Detail Information

Publications205 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Callus formation and cucurbitacin B accumulation in Ecballium elaterium callus cultures
    G Toker
    Gazi University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Etiler, Ankara 06330, Turkey
    Fitoterapia 74:618-23. 2003
    ..126%) were obtained from the first subculture calluses from stem nodes in the presence of benzyl adenine (BA; 1 mg/l) and naphtalene acetic acid (NAA; 0.1 mg/l) in comparison with the yields obtained from plant material (0.01%)...
  2. ncbi Anti-inflammatory activity of two cucurbitacins isolated from Cayaponia tayuya roots
    M Carmen Recio
    Departament de Farmacologia, Facultat de Farmacia, Universitat de Valencia, Burjassot, Spain
    Planta Med 70:414-20. 2004
    ..Neither compound modified the production of LTB4 in rat polymorphonuclear leukocytes, nor did they exhibit analgesic properties at the dose assayed...
  3. ncbi Anti-inflammatory and free radical scavenging activities of ethanol extracts of three seeds used as "Bolengguazi"
    Qing Mao Fang
    West China School of Pharmacy, Sichuan University, No 17, Section 3, Ren Min Nan Lu Road, Chengdu, Sichuan 610041, PR China
    J Ethnopharmacol 114:61-5. 2007
    ..The present study also supports the claims by the traditional Tibetan medicine practitioners about the use of HPD seeds in inflammatory diseases, such as "Chiba"...
  4. ncbi Effect of Coccinia indica leaf extract on plasma antioxidants in streptozotocin- induced experimental diabetes in rats
    S Venkateswaran
    Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu, India
    Phytother Res 17:605-8. 2003
    ..The extract also caused a significant increase in plasma vitamin C and reduced glutathione, which clearly shows the antioxidant property of CLEt. The effect of CLEt at 200 mg/kg body weight was more effective than glibenclamide...
  5. ncbi Larvicidal efficacy of some Cucurbitacious plant leaf extracts against Culex quinquefasciatus (Say)
    K Prabakar
    Division of Vector Biology, Department of Zoology, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar 608 002, India
    Bioresour Technol 95:113-4. 2004
    ..The larval mortality was observed after 24 h exposure. The LC50 values of M. charantia, T. anguina, L. acutangula, B. cerifera and C. vulgaris were 465.85, 567.81, 839.81, 1189.30 and 1636.04 ppm respectively...
  6. doi A transposon-induced epigenetic change leads to sex determination in melon
    Antoine Martin
    INRA CNRS, UMR1165, Unite de Recherche en Genomique Vegetale, 2 rue Gaston Cremieux, F 91057 Evry, France
    Nature 461:1135-8. 2009
    ..Together our data indicate a model in which CmACS-7 and CmWIP1 interact to control the development of male, female and hermaphrodite flowers in melon...
  7. pmc Engineering melon plants with improved fruit shelf life using the TILLING approach
    Fatima Dahmani-Mardas
    Unite de Recherche en Genomique Vegetale, UMR1165 ERL8196 INRA UEVE CNRS, Evry, France
    PLoS ONE 5:e15776. 2010
    ..The characterization of the ethylene pathway in Arabidopsis and tomato identified key genes that control fruit ripening...
  8. ncbi Development of immature stages and comparative demography of two cucurbit-attacking fruit flies in Reunion Island: Bactrocera cucurbitae and Dacus ciliatus (Diptera Tephritidae)
    J F Vayssières
    International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Biological Control for Africa, 08 BP 0932, Tri Postal, Cotonou, Benin
    Environ Entomol 37:307-14. 2008
    ..cucurbitae (Coquillett) and Dacus ciliatus Loew, infest 16 host plant species belonging to the family Cucurbitaceae from sea level to 1,600 m. These two species represent two primary pests of this plant family on the island...
  9. pmc Divergent metabolome and proteome suggest functional independence of dual phloem transport systems in cucurbits
    Baichen Zhang
    Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St Louis, MO 63132, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:13532-7. 2010
    ..On this basis, we propose that the fascicular phloem is largely responsible for sugar transport, whereas the extrafascicular phloem may function in signaling, defense, and transport of other metabolites...
  10. doi Ecological specialization of the aphid Aphis gossypii Glover on cultivated host plants
    J Carletto
    INRA, UMR 1301, Equipe Biologie des Populations en Interaction, Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France
    Mol Ecol 18:2198-212. 2009
    ..Five host races were unambiguously identified (Cucurbitaceae, cotton, eggplant, potato and chili- or sweet pepper). These host races were dominated by asexual clones...
  11. ncbi Effect of supplementation of Coccinia cordifolia extract on newly detected diabetic patients
    Rebecca Kuriyan
    Division of Nutrition, Institute of Population Health and Clinical Research, St John s National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore 560034, India
    Diabetes Care 31:216-20. 2008
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of Coccinia cordifolia on blood glucose levels of incident type 2 diabetic patients requiring only dietary or lifestyle modifications...
  12. ncbi A multi-locus chloroplast phylogeny for the Cucurbitaceae and its implications for character evolution and classification
    Alexander Kocyan
    Department of Biology, Ludwig Maximilians University, D 80638 Munich, Germany
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 44:553-77. 2007
    b>Cucurbitaceae contain c. 800 species in 130 genera and are among the economically most important families of plants...
  13. ncbi Study of flavonoids of Sechium edule (Jacq) Swartz (Cucurbitaceae) different edible organs by liquid chromatography photodiode array mass spectrometry
    Tiziana Siciliano
    Dipartimento di Chimica Bioorganica e Biofarmacia, Universita di Pisa, Via Bonanno, 33, 56126 Pisa, Italy
    J Agric Food Chem 52:6510-5. 2004
    ..LC-MS)-based method was developed for the characterization of flavonoids from Sechium edule (Jacq) Swartz (Cucurbitaceae) edible organs, a plant cultivated since pre-Colombian times in Mexico where the fruit is called chayote...
  14. ncbi Uptake by cucurbitaceae of soil-Bome contaminants depends upon plant genotype and pollutant properties
    Maryjane Incorvia Mattina
    Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, 123 Huntington Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 40:1814-21. 2006
    Three Cucurbitaceae, Cucurbita pepo L. subsp. pepo (cv. Black Beauty, true zucchini), Cucurbita pepo L. intersubspecific cross (cv. Zephyr, summer squash), and Cucumis sativis (cv...
  15. ncbi Evaluation of the hypoglycemic effect of Cucurbita ficifolia Bouché (Cucurbitaceae) in different experimental models
    F J Alarcon-Aguilar
    Division de Ciencias Biologicas y de la Salud, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Unidad Iztapalapa, DF, Mexico
    J Ethnopharmacol 82:185-9. 2002
    Acute hypoglycemic effects of freeze-dried juice of Cucurbita ficifolia Bouché (Cucurbitaceae) fruits were studied in healthy and alloxan-diabetic mice. C...
  16. pmc Effect of Siraitia grosvenorii polysaccharide on glucose and lipid of diabetic rabbits induced by feeding high fat/high sucrose chow
    Guo Ping Lin
    School of Life Science and Technology, University of South China, Hengyang 421001, Hunan, China
    Exp Diabetes Res 2007:67435. 2007
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  17. pmc Interrogating and predicting tolerated sequence diversity in protein folds: application to E. elaterium trypsin inhibitor-II cystine-knot miniprotein
    Jennifer L Lahti
    Department of Bioengineering, Cancer Center, Bio X Program, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America
    PLoS Comput Biol 5:e1000499. 2009
    ..Furthermore, our findings demonstrate that the combination of directed evolution with sequence and covariance analyses can be a powerful tool for rational protein engineering...
  18. pmc Novel expression pattern of cytosolic Gln synthetase in nitrogen-fixing root nodules of the actinorhizal host, Datisca glomerata
    Alison M Berry
    Department of Environmental Horticulture, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Plant Physiol 135:1849-62. 2004
    ..Catabolism of Arg through the urea cycle could generate free ammonium in the uninfected tissue where GS is expressed...
  19. ncbi An eIF4E allele confers resistance to an uncapped and non-polyadenylated RNA virus in melon
    Cristina Nieto
    Centro de Edafologia y Biologia Aplicada del Segura CEBAS CSIC, Apdo Correos 164, 30100 Espinardo, Murcia, Spain
    Plant J 48:452-62. 2006
    ..These data, and data from other authors, suggest that translation initiation factors of the eIF4E family are universal determinants of plant susceptibility to RNA viruses...
  20. pmc MELOGEN: an EST database for melon functional genomics
    Daniel Gonzalez-Ibeas
    Departamento de Biología del Estrés y Patología Vegetal, Centro de Edafologia y Biologia Aplicada del Segura CEBAS CSIC, Apdo, correos 164, 30100 Espinardo Murcia, Spain
    BMC Genomics 8:306. 2007
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  21. pmc Gourds afloat: a dated phylogeny reveals an Asian origin of the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae) and numerous oversea dispersal events
    Hanno Schaefer
    Systematic Botany, University of Munich, Menzinger Strasse 67, 80638 Munich, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 276:843-51. 2009
    ..Here, we address the history of Cucurbitaceae, one of the most economically important families of plants, using a multigene phylogeny for 114 of the 115 ..
  22. ncbi Hypoglycemic action of Cucurbita ficifolia on Type 2 diabetic patients with moderately high blood glucose levels
    J L Acosta-Patiño
    Departamento de Enseñanza e Investigación, Hospital General de Zona No 1, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Ciudad Universitaria, D F 04510, Mexico
    J Ethnopharmacol 77:99-101. 2001
    ..The hypoglycemic action of Cucurbita ficifolia agrees with its effects previously observed in laboratory animals. The results of this preliminary study do not give indications for the mechanism of this hypoglycemic effect...
  23. pmc An integrated genetic and cytogenetic map of the cucumber genome
    Yi Ren
    Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Sino Dutch Joint Lab of Horticultural Genomics, Opening Lab of Genetic Improvement of Agricultural Crops of Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China
    PLoS ONE 4:e5795. 2009
    The Cucurbitaceae includes important crops such as cucumber, melon, watermelon, squash and pumpkin. However, few genetic and genomic resources are available for plant improvement...
  24. doi A genetic map of melon highly enriched with fruit quality QTLs and EST markers, including sugar and carotenoid metabolism genes
    R Harel-Beja
    Department of Vegetable Research, Agricultural Research Organization, Newe Ya ar Research Center, P O Box 1021, Ramat Yishay, 30095, Israel
    Theor Appl Genet 121:511-33. 2010
    ..The RI population described here provides a useful resource for further genomics and metabolomics studies in melon, as well as useful markers for breeding for fruit quality...
  25. ncbi Triterpene glycosides of Siraitia grosvenori inhibit rat intestinal maltase and suppress the rise in blood glucose level after a single oral administration of maltose in rats
    Yasushi A Suzuki
    Biochemical Laboratory, Saraya Company, Ltd, Kashiwara, Osaka 582 0028, Japan
    J Agric Food Chem 53:2941-6. 2005
    ..6 mM, respectively. These results suggest that SG-ex exerts anti-hyperglycemic effects in rats by inhibiting maltase activity and that these effects are at least partially exerted by its sweet elements, triterpene glycosides...
  26. pmc A dated phylogeny and collection records reveal repeated biome shifts in the African genus Coccinia (Cucurbitaceae)
    Norbert Holstein
    Systematic Botany and Mycology, University of Munich LMU, Menzinger Strasse 67, Munich, Germany
    BMC Evol Biol 11:28. 2011
    ..Climatic tolerances were assessed from the occurrences of 1189 geo-referenced collections and WorldClim variables...
  27. pmc An Asian origin for a 10,000-year-old domesticated plant in the Americas
    David L Erickson
    Laboratory of Analytical Biology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:18315-20. 2005
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  28. doi Ascorbic acid conjugates isolated from the phloem of Cucurbitaceae
    Robert D Hancock
    Scottish Crop Research Institute, Plant Products and Food Quality, Invergowrie, Dundee DD2 5DA, United Kingdom
    Phytochemistry 69:1850-8. 2008
    Analysis of phloem exudates from the fruit of Cucurbitaceae revealed the presence of several compounds with UV-visible absorption spectra identical to that of l-ascorbic acid. In Cucurbita pepo L...
  29. ncbi Phylogeny of the Cucurbitales based on DNA sequences of nine loci from three genomes: implications for morphological and sexual system evolution
    Li bing Zhang
    Department of Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 39:305-22. 2006
    ..Coriariaceae (15 spp.), Corynocarpaceae (6 spp.), Cucurbitaceae (800 spp.), Datiscaceae (2 spp.), and Tetramelaceae (2 spp.)...
  30. ncbi Acetyl-coa: alcohol acetyltransferase activity and aroma formation in ripening melon fruits
    M Shalit
    Department of Vegetable Crops, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO, Newe Ya'ar Research Center, P.O. Box 1021, Ramat Yishay 30-095, Israel
    J Agric Food Chem 49:794-9. 2001
    ..In addition, the benzyl- and 2-phenylethyl-dependent AAT activity levels seem well correlated with the total soluble solid content in Arava fruits...
  31. ncbi Morphological discrimination of Aphis gossypii (Hemiptera: Aphididae) populations feeding on Compositae
    J T Margaritopoulos
    Laboratory of Entomology and Agricultural Zoology, Department of Agriculture Crop Production and Rural Environment, University of Thessaly, Fytokou Str, 384 46 Nea Ionia, Magnesia, Greece
    Bull Entomol Res 96:153-65. 2006
    ..Samples of A. gossypii were collected from Cucurbitaceae and Malvaceae in Europe, and from Compositae in various parts of the world...
  32. ncbi Endosperm degradation during seed development of Echinocystis lobata (Cucurbitaceae) as a manifestation of programmed cell death (PCD) in plants
    Marzena Wojciechowska
    Department of Cytogenetics and Plant Molecular Biology, University of Lodz, Poland
    Folia Histochem Cytobiol 41:41-50. 2003
    ..It isconcluded that during seed maturation, endosperm degradation process is accompanied by typical PCD-related changes of cell morphology and internucleosomal DNA cleavage...
  33. pmc High-throughput marker discovery in melon using a self-designed oligo microarray
    Ron Ophir
    Plant Sciences Institute, Volcani Center, Agricultural Research Organization, Bet Dagan, Israel
    BMC Genomics 11:269. 2010
    ..This method has been utilized in a few different plants to discover genetic variation, using Affymetrix arrays that exist for only a few organisms. We applied this approach with some modifications for marker discovery in melon...
  34. doi Investigation of antimicrobial model of Hemsleya pengxianensis W.J. Chang and its main active component by metabolomics technique
    Zhi Biao-Yi
    Research Center of Modernization of Chinese Medicines, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
    J Ethnopharmacol 116:89-95. 2008
    ..pengxianensis. In this investigation, we attempted to quantify the content of dihydrocucurbitacin F-25-O-acetate in H.pengxianensis and find the possible antibacterial mode of dihydrocucurbitacin F-25-O-acetate and H.pengxianensis...
  35. doi Blockade of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa mediates the antithrombotic activity of butanol fraction of Actinostemma lobatum Maxim
    Kwan Hyun Kim
    Graduate School of East West Medical Science, Kyunghee University, Yongin 446 701, Republic of Korea
    J Ethnopharmacol 116:431-8. 2008
    Actinostemma lobatum Maxim, a wildlife plant of Cucurbitaceae family, has been utilized for the prevention or treatment of cardiovascular diseases as a folk remedy in Korea. However, its scientific evidence remains unclear...
  36. ncbi Cucurbitane glycosides from unripe fruits of Lo Han Kuo (Siraitia grosvenori)
    Dianpeng Li
    Faculty of Medical and Pharmaceutical Science, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 54:1425-8. 2006
    ..Their structures were determined on the basis of detailed analyses of 1D, 2D-NMR spectroscopic methods and by comparing with literature values. This paper describes the first investigation of unripe bitter Lo Han Kuo fruits...
  37. ncbi Telfairia occidentalis extract stabilizes human erythrocyte membranes
    A A Osuntoki
    Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi Araba, P M B 12003, Lagos, Nigeria
    Nig Q J Hosp Med 17:116-9. 2007
    ..In addition the marked difference in the observed effect between the normal and sickle erythrocytes membranes suggests that pharmacogenetic factors may be involved in the response to herbal preparations...
  38. doi Antitrypsin activity of extracts from Ecballium elaterium seeds
    E Attard
    Institute of Agriculture, University of Malta, Msida MSD2080, Malta
    Fitoterapia 79:226-8. 2008
    ..The presence of trypsin inhibitors in three chromatographed samples for each extract, showed a strong and specific antitrypsin activity...
  39. ncbi [Study on tissue culture of Bolbostemma paniculatum]
    Cui qin Li
    Key Laboratory of Medicinal Plant Resource and Natural Pharmaceutical Chemistry of Ministry of Education, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi an, China
    Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi 31:369-72. 2006
    ..To study the method of callus induction and culturing of Bolbostemma paniculatum and its relationship with accumulation of tubeimoside...
  40. ncbi [Study on the technique of ultrasonic wave extraction of triterpeneclucoside]
    Zu jin Yang
    National Engineering Research Center for Modernization of Extraction and Separation Process of TCM, Guangzhou 510204, China
    Zhong Yao Cai 30:1019-21. 2007
    ..8 KHZ, ultrasonic (output) power 1080 kw and extraction temperature 40 degrees C, respectively...
  41. ncbi Dihydrocucurbitacin B, isolated from Cayaponia tayuya, reduces damage in adjuvant-induced arthritis
    Jose Miguel Escandell
    Departament de Farmacologia, Facultat de Farmacia, Universitat de Valencia, Av Vicent Andres Estelles s n, 46100 Burjassot, Spain
    Eur J Pharmacol 532:145-54. 2006
    ..In addition, it decreased the tumor necrosis factor-alpha and interleukin-1beta production in lymphocytes, but did not modify it in macrophages...
  42. doi Larvicidal efficacy of five cucurbitaceous plant leaf extracts against mosquito species
    A Abdul Rahuman
    Unit of Bioactive Natural Products, Department of Zoology, C Abdul Hakeem College, Melvisharam 632 509, India
    Parasitol Res 103:133-9. 2008
    ..charantia were more effective than the other extracts. This is an ideal eco-friendly approach for the control of the dengue vector, A. aegypti, and the lymphatic filariasis vector, C. quinquefasciatus...
  43. ncbi Beneficial effects of Lagenaria siceraria (Mol.) Standley fruit epicarp in animal models
    J R Deshpande
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Amravati Road, Nagpur 440 010, India
    Indian J Exp Biol 46:234-42. 2008
    ..The results showed that the radical scavenging capacity of L. siceraria fruit may be responsible for various biological activities studied...
  44. ncbi Four new cucurbitane glycosides from Hemsleya jinfushanensis
    Jian Chao Chen
    State Key Laboratory of Phytochemistry and Plant Resources in West China, Kunming Institute of Botany, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, 610 Longquan Road, Kunming, Yunnan, P R China
    Planta Med 71:983-6. 2005
    ..Compounds 1-7 were tested for bioactivity against rabbit platelet aggregation induced by PAF, ADP, or AA. Among them, compounds 1, 5, 6 and 7 weakly inhibited PAF-induced platelet aggregation...
  45. ncbi Application of liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis in metabolomics: reversed-phase monolithic capillary chromatography and hydrophilic chromatography coupled to electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry
    Vladimir V Tolstikov
    Genome Center, University of California Davis, USA
    Methods Mol Biol 358:141-55. 2007
    ..We have demonstrated that reversed-phase monolithic capillary chromatography and hydrophilic chromatography can be successfully applied for sufficient plant crude extracts separations and metabolomics studies...
  46. ncbi Hepatitis B virus inhibiting constituents from Herpetospermum caudigerum
    Hai long Yuan
    302 Hospital of PLA and PLA Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, Beijing, China
    Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) 54:1592-4. 2006
    ..The activity inhibiting hepatitis b virus was evaluated. Preliminary studies showed that compound 1 and 2 displayed promising inhibitory potential against hepatitis b virus...
  47. ncbi The antioxidant activities of natural sweeteners, mogrosides, from fruits of Siraitia grosvenori
    W J Chen
    College of Food Science and Technology, Huazhong Agriculture University, Wuhan 430070, China
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 58:548-56. 2007
    ..44 microg/ml compared with that of 11-oxo-mogroside V (EC50 = 146.17 microg/ml). Further, 11 -oxo-mogroside V exhibited a remarkable inhibitory effect on *OH-induced DNA damage with EC50 = 3.09 microg/ml...
  48. ncbi Ethnobotanical studies of medicinal plants used in the management of diabetes mellitus in South Western Nigeria
    K A Abo
    Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
    J Ethnopharmacol 115:67-71. 2008
    ..The survey shows plants from the Rutaceae, Leguminosae and Cucurbitaceae families are commonly used by traditional healers in South West Nigeria for the treatment of diabetes mellitus.
  49. ncbi Protective effect of some tropical vegetables against CCl4-induced hepatic damage
    S O Salawu
    Department of Biochemistry, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
    J Med Food 10:350-5. 2007
    ..It could be concluded that all the evaluated vegetables exhibit good hepatoprotective activities, though to varying degrees...
  50. ncbi Cucurbitacins from Ecballium elaterium juice increase the binding of bilirubin and ibuprofen to albumin in human plasma
    Hélène Greige-Gerges
    Université Saint Esprit de Kaslik, Faculté des Sciences et de Génie Informatique, B P 446 Jounieh, Lebanon
    Chem Biol Interact 169:53-62. 2007
    ..As a conclusion, Cuc E, D, and B produce rearrangement in the structure of albumin leading to increase the binding of domain specific ligands, ibuprofen and bilirubin...
  51. ncbi Cucurbitacins from Cayaponia racemosa: isolation and total assignment of 1H and 13C NMR spectra
    Davina C Chaves
    Departamento de Quimica Organica e Inorganica, Universidade Federal do Ceara, CEP 60 45170 Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
    Magn Reson Chem 45:389-92. 2007
    ..The total (1)H and (13)C chemical shift assignment of these two closely related compounds is described, making use of one- and two-dimensional NMR techniques...
  52. ncbi Isolation and characterization of ribosome-inactivating proteins from Cucurbitaceae
    Daoning Zhang
    Center for Biomolecular Structure and Organization, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 57007, USA
    Chem Biodivers 4:431-42. 2007
    ..We have isolated and characterized two such proteins, foetidissimin II and texanin, from two Cucurbitaceae species...
  53. ncbi Antidiabetic effect of long-term supplementation with Siraitia grosvenori on the spontaneously diabetic Goto-Kakizaki rat
    Yasushi A Suzuki
    Biochemical Laboratory, Saraya Company Ltd, Kashiwara, Osaka, 582 0028, Japan
    Br J Nutr 97:770-5. 2007
    ..These data indicate that SG-ex supplementation may prevent complications and attenuate pathological conditions for type 2 diabetes, along with its sweet characteristics...
  54. ncbi Monoglycerides and fatty acids from Ibervillea sonorae root: isolation and hypoglycemic activity
    Erica Hernandez-Galicia
    Division de Ciencias Biologicas y de la Salud, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Unidad Iztapalapa, Mexico, D F
    Planta Med 73:236-40. 2007
    ..acid (14), palmitic acid (15) and stearic acid (16) were isolated of the root of IBERVILLEA SONORAE Greene (Cucurbitaceae). Their structures were determined by spectroscopic and chemical methods as well as GC-MS analysis...
  55. ncbi Hypolipidemic and antihyperlipidemic effects of Lagenaria siceraria (Mol.) fruit extracts
    B V Ghule
    Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Borgaon Meghe, Wardha 442 001, India
    Indian J Exp Biol 44:905-9. 2006
    ..The results obtained suggest marked antihyperlipidemic and hypolipidemic activity of the extracts...
  56. ncbi Tropical green leafy vegetables prevent garlic-induced hepatotoxicity in the rat
    Ganiyu Oboh
    Biochemistry Department, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
    J Med Food 9:545-51. 2006
    ..occidentalis and C. acontifolus. Thus, T. occidentalis and C. acontifolus proved to be better vegetables in preventing garlic-induced hepatotoxicity compared with the other vegetables used in this study...
  57. ncbi D-chiro-inositol found in Cucurbita ficifolia (Cucurbitaceae) fruit extracts plays the hypoglycaemic role in streptozocin-diabetic rats
    Tao Xia
    College of Life Science, East China Normal University, Shanghai, PR China
    J Pharm Pharmacol 58:1527-32. 2006
    ..Findings from this study demonstrated that C. ficifolia fruit extract was an effective source of D-CI for its hypoglycaemic effects in rats, and therefore may be useful in the treatment of diabetes...
  58. ncbi Characterization of phloem-sap transcription profile in melon plants
    Ayelet Omid
    The Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, Otto Warburg Minerva Center for Agricultural Biotechnology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot 76100, Israel
    J Exp Bot 58:3645-56. 2007
    ..Annotation of these six transcripts revealed that three of them are associated with auxin-signal transduction while the other three were not identified. The potential role of the expressed transcripts in the phloem sap is discussed...
  59. ncbi Anti-angiogenic effect of the seed extract of Benincasa hispida Cogniaux
    Keyong Ho Lee
    Kolon Central Research Park, Yongin, Kyunggi do 449 912, Korea
    J Ethnopharmacol 97:509-13. 2005
    ..These results suggest that the seed extract of Benincasa hispida inhibits the proliferation of endothelial cells induced by bFGF, which may explain its anti-angiogenic properties...
  60. ncbi A new cucurbitacin D related 16,23-epoxy derivative and its isomerization products
    Christoph Seger
    Department of Pharmacognosy, Institute of Pharmacy, University of Innsbruck, Innrain 52, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Org Lett 6:633-6. 2004
    ..b>Cucurbitaceae) fruit juice along with known cucurbitacin derivatives...
  61. ncbi Modulatory effect of Coccinia indica on aortic collagen in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats
    Subramanian Venkateswaran
    Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Tamil Nadu, India
    Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 30:157-63. 2003
    ..0)) were comparable with those of glibenclamide (collagen content 26.18 +/- 1.65 mg/100 mg tissue (t value = 4.58), extent of cross-linking 0.787 +/- 0.057 mg hydroxyproline/100 mg tissue (t value = 7.1)), a reference drug...
  62. ncbi A novel melon flexivirus transmitted by whitefly
    T Nagata
    Pos Graduacao em Ciencias Genomicas e Biotecnologia, Universidade Catolica de Brasilia, W5 Norte, 70790 160 Brasília, DF, Brazil
    Arch Virol 150:379-87. 2005
    ..The name Melon yellowing-associated virus (MYaV) is tentatively suggested for this virus...
  63. ncbi Hypotriglyceridemic and hypocholesterolemic effects of anti-diabetic Momordica charantia (karela) fruit extract in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats
    I Ahmed
    Departments of Anatomy and Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, P.O. Box 17666, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 51:155-61. 2001
    ..These results suggest that M. charantia fruit extract exhibits hypolipidemic as well as hypoglycemic effects in the STZ-induced diabetic rat...
  64. ncbi Cytotoxicity and antimicrobial activity of goniothalamin isolated from Bryonopsis laciniosa
    M Ashik Mosaddik
    Centre for Phytochemistry, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW 2480, Australia
    Phytother Res 17:1155-7. 2003
    ..The antibacterial (minimum inhibitory concentration) effect against Bacillus cereus and Shigella shiga was found to be 64 microg/mL...
  65. ncbi Cucurbita-5,23-diene-3beta,25-diol from Sicana odorifera
    Sayaka Nakano
    Department of Chemistry and Materials Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Meguro, Tokyo 152 8551, Japan
    Fitoterapia 75:609-11. 2004
    ..The spectral data of a new triterpene, cucurbita-5,23-diene-3beta,25-diol, isolated from the seeds of Sicana odorifera, are reported...
  66. ncbi Antioxidant and angiotension-converting enzyme inhibition capacities of various parts of Benincasa hispida (wax gourd)
    Hui Yu Huang
    Department of Food and Nutrition, Shih Chien University, 70 Ta Chi St 104, Taipei, Taiwan
    Nahrung 48:230-3. 2004
    ..The abilities of antioxidation and ACE activity inhibition may provide protective effects against cardiovascular diseases and cancers...
  67. ncbi Analysis of flavonoids from Cyclanthera pedata fruits by liquid chromatography/electrospray mass spectrometry
    Virginia Carbone
    Centro di Spettrometria di Massa Proteomica e Biomolecolare, Istituto di Scienze dell alimentazione C N R, via Roma 52A C, 83100 Avellino, Italy
    J Pharm Biomed Anal 34:295-304. 2004
    ..Due to the sensitivity and the repeatability of the assay, this method is suitable for industrial quality control of raw materials and final products...
  68. ncbi Upper airway edema resulting from use of Ecballium elaterium
    G Kloutsos
    Ear, Nose and Throat, Tzanion General Hospital of Piraeus, Greece
    Laryngoscope 111:1652-5. 2001
    ..Skin tests elicited positive reactions to pollen weeds and to various fruits of the Cucurbitaceae family...
  69. ncbi New triterpenoid saponins from bulbs of Bolbostemma paniculatum
    Wen Yong Liu
    College of Pharmacy, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, PR China
    Planta Med 70:458-64. 2004
    Nine new triterpenoid saponins were isolated from the bulbs of Bolbostemma paniculatum (Maxim.) Franquet (Cucurbitaceae): 7beta,18,20,26-tetrahydroxy-(20S)-dammar-24 E-en-3-O-alpha-L-(3-acetyl)arabinopyranosyl-(1-->2)-beta-D-..
  70. ncbi Hypoglycemic and antihyperglycemic effects of diethyl ether fraction isolated from the aqueous extract of the leaves of Cogniauxia podoleana Baillon in normal and alloxan-induced diabetic rats
    Martin Diatewa
    Laboratoire de Biochimie et Pharmacologie, Faculte des Sciences de la Sante, Université Marien NGouabi, B P 69, Brazzaville, Congo
    J Ethnopharmacol 92:229-32. 2004
    Cogniauxia podoleana Baillon (Cucurbitaceae family) leaves are used in Congolese traditional medicine for the treatment of diabetes mellitus...
  71. ncbi Role of selected Indian plants in management of type 2 diabetes: a review
    Abha Saxena
    Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
    J Altern Complement Med 10:369-78. 2004
    ..Mechanisms such as the stimulating or regenerating effect on beta cells or extrapancreatic effects are proposed for the hypoglycemic action of these herbs...
  72. ncbi Ivy gourd (Coccinia grandis Voigt, Coccinia cordifolia, Coccinia indica) in human nutrition and traditional applications
    Emorn Wasantwisut
    Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Salaya, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
    World Rev Nutr Diet 91:60-6. 2003
  73. ncbi Expression of CycD3 is transiently increased by pollination and N-(2-chloro-4-pyridyl)-N'-phenylurea in ovaries of Lagenaria leucantha
    Ying Li
    Department of Horticulture, Zhejiang University, Huajiachi Campus Kaixuan Road 268, Hangzhou 310029, China
    J Exp Bot 54:1245-51. 2003
    ..Treating ovaries with CPPU also reactivated cell division and transcription of CycD3 genes and the effect was more rapid and pronounced than after pollination/fertilization...
  74. ncbi [Studies on chemical constituents in bulbs of Bolbostemma paniculatum]
    Wen Yong Liu
    College of Pharmacy, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai 200433, China
    Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi 29:953-6. 2004
    ..To investigate the chemical constituents of the bulbs of Bolbostemma panicultum...
  75. ncbi Protective effect of Coccinia indica on changes in the fatty acid composition in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats
    L Pari
    Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu, India
    Pharmazie 58:409-12. 2003
    ..It also prevents the fatty acid changes produced during diabetes. The effect of CLEt at 200 mg/kg body weight was better than that of glibenclamide...
  76. ncbi The use of powder and essential oil of Cymbopogon citratus against mould deterioration and aflatoxin contamination of "egusi" melon seeds
    S A Bankole
    Department of Crop Production, Olabisi Onabanjo University, PMB 2002, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria
    J Basic Microbiol 45:20-30. 2005
    ..The efficacy of the essential oil in preserving the quality of melon seeds in stores was statistically at par with that of fungicide (iprodione) treatment...
  77. ncbi A bitter melon extract inhibits the P-glycoprotein activity in intestinal Caco-2 cells: monoglyceride as an active compound
    Tomoko Konishi
    Department of Applied Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 1 1 1 Yayoi, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo 113 8657, Japan
    Biofactors 22:71-4. 2004
    ..It is interesting that certain types of monoglyceride might be involved in the drug bioavailability by specifically inhibiting the efflux mediated by P-gp...
  78. pmc Synthesis of L-ascorbic acid in the phloem
    Robert D Hancock
    Unit of Plant Biochemistry, Scottish Crop Research Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee DD2 5DA, United Kingdom
    BMC Plant Biol 3:7. 2003
    ..Possible sources of AsA in plant storage organs include in situ synthesis and long-distance transport of AsA synthesised in other tissues via the phloem. In this paper we examine a third possibility, that of synthesis within the phloem...
  79. ncbi Effect of Coccinia indica leaves on antioxidant status in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats
    S Venkateswaran
    Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar 608 002, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India
    J Ethnopharmacol 84:163-8. 2003
    ..The effect of CLEt at 200 mg/kg body weight was more effective than glibenclamide..
  80. ncbi Stimulation of protein biosynthesis in rat hepatocytes by extracts of Momordica charantia
    B G Araba
    Department of Biochemistry, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
    Phytother Res 15:95-8. 2001
    ....
  81. ncbi Biological activity of Ruta chalepensis (Rutaceae) and Sechium pittieri (Cucurbitaceae) extracts on Hypsipyla grandella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) larvae
    F Mancebo
    , Universidad de Costa Rica
    Rev Biol Trop 49:501-8. 2001
    ..The common rue extract showed a clear antifeedant activity at a concentration as low as 0.32%, whereas the "tacaco cimarrón" fraction caused toxicity, especially at the two highest concentrations (3.20 and 10%)...
  82. doi Complete sequence analysis reveals two distinct poleroviruses infecting cucurbits in China
    Hai ying Xiang
    Department of Plant Pathology and State Key Laboratory for Agrobiotechnology, China Agricultural University, 100094 Beijing, China
    Arch Virol 153:1155-60. 2008
    ..7-74.2%, with amino acid sequence identities ranging from 24.8 to 82.9% for individual gene products. We propose that CABYV-CHN is a strain of CABYV and that MABYV is a member of a tentative distinct species within the genus Polerovirus...
  83. ncbi [Role of mitochondria in Tubeimoside I-mediated apoptosis in human cervical carcinoma HeLa cell line]
    Fang Wang
    South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510301, China
    Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi 30:1935-9. 2005
    ..To investigate the role of mitochondria in TBMS1-medited apoptosis of human cervical carcinoma HeLa cell line...
  84. ncbi [The preparation of the polylacticacid nanoparticles of cucurbitacin and their drug loading]
    Ji Fen Zhang
    West China School of Pharmacy, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China
    Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi 30:436-9. 2005
    ..The drug incorporation depended on the interactions among drug, PLA, and organic solvents, in addition to the solubility of the drug...
  85. ncbi Octanorcucurbitane and cucurbitane triterpenoids from the tubers of Hemsleya endecaphylla with HIV-1 inhibitory activity
    Jian Chao Chen
    State Key Laboratory of Phytochemistry and Plant Resources in West China, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yunnan, People s Republic of China
    J Nat Prod 71:153-5. 2008
    ..The relative stereochemistry of 1 was determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Compound 4 (cucurbitacin B) showed potent anti-HIV-1 in C8166 cells (EC=0.09 microg/mL) with a selectivity index of 16.7...
  86. ncbi Ethnoveterinary medicines used to treat endoparasites and stomach problems in pigs and pets in British Columbia, Canada
    Cheryl Lans
    BCICS, University of Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2Y2, Canada
    Vet Parasitol 148:325-40. 2007
    ..and Salvia officinalis L. (Lamiaceae) (Allium sativum L. (Alliaceae), Cucurbita pepo L. (Cucurbitaceae), Eugenia caryophyllata Thunb (Myrtaceae), Gentiana lutea L. (Gentianaceae), Hydrastis canadensis L...
  87. ncbi An ethnomedicinal survey and documentation of important medicinal folklore food phytonims of flora of Samahni valley, (Azad Kashmir) Pakistan
    Muhammad Ishtiaq
    Department of Biological Sciences, Laboratory of Ethnobotany and Plant Taxonomy, Quaid e Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Pak J Biol Sci 10:2241-56. 2007
    ..Among most frequent used families are Papilionaceae 9.47%, Solanaceae and Poaceae 8.42% each, Cucurbitaceae 7.36% and Brassicaceae and Rosaceae 6.31% each...
  88. doi Ethnoveterinary practices for the treatment of parasitic diseases in livestock in Cholistan desert (Pakistan)
    Zahid Farooq
    Department of Zoology and Fisheries, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad 38040, Pakistan
    J Ethnopharmacol 118:213-9. 2008
    ..This study was conducted to document the ethnoveterinary medicinal (EVM) practices for the treatment of different parasitic diseases of livestock in Cholistan desert, Pakistan...
  89. doi Lettuce mosaic virus: from pathogen diversity to host interactors
    Sylvie German-Retana
    UMR1090 Génomique Diversité Pouvoir Pathogène, INRA Université de Bordeaux 2, F 33883 Villenave d Ornon, France
    Mol Plant Pathol 9:127-36. 2008
    ..Lettuce mosaic virus (LMV) belongs to the genus Potyvirus (type species Potato virus Y) in the family Potyviridae...
  90. doi Antimalarial herbal remedies of Msambweni, Kenya
    J M Nguta
    Department of Public Health, Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Nairobi, PO Box 30197, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
    J Ethnopharmacol 128:424-32. 2010
    ..Labiatae), Teclea simplicifolia (Eng) Verdoon (Rutaceae), Gerranthus lobatus (Cogn.) Jeffrey (Cucurbitaceae), Grewia hexaminta Burret. (Tiliaceae), Canthium glaucum Hiern. (Rubiaceae), Amaranthus hybridus L...
  91. doi Vasoactive and antioxidant activities of plants used in Mexican traditional medicine for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases
    C Ibarra-Alvarado
    Facultad de Quimica, Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, Centro Universitario, 76010 Querétaro, Mexico
    Pharm Biol 48:732-9. 2010
    ..Don (Loranthaceae), Prunus serotina ssp. capuli (Cav. ex Spreng) McVaugh (Rosaceae), and Sechium edule Sw. (Cucurbitaceae) contain secondary metabolites that promote vascular relaxation and display antioxidant activities...
  92. ncbi Anti-diabetic agents from natural products--an update from 2004 to 2009
    Lian Wen Qi
    Key Laboratory of Modern Chinese Medicines, China Pharmaceutical University, Ministry of Education, Nanjing 210009, China
    Curr Top Med Chem 10:434-57. 2010
    ..have been demonstrated experimental or/and clinical anti-diabetic effectiveness, mainly including Leguminosae, Cucurbitaceae, Araliaceae, Liliaceae, Chenopodiaceae, Solanaceae, Compositae, Campanulaceae, Cornaceae, Rhamnaceae, ..
  93. doi Discovery of cyclotides in the fabaceae plant family provides new insights into the cyclization, evolution, and distribution of circular proteins
    Aaron G Poth
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, Australia
    ACS Chem Biol 6:345-55. 2011
    ..So far, >150 cyclotides have been elucidated from members of the Rubiaceae, Violaceae, and Cucurbitaceae plant families, but their wider distribution among other plant families remains unclear...
  94. doi Screening for alternative antibiotics: an investigation into the antimicrobial activities of medicinal food plants of Mauritius
    M F Mahomoodally
    Dept of Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, Univ of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius
    J Food Sci 75:M173-7. 2010
    ..FF) and Pittosporum senacia (Pittosporaceae) (PS) and 2 exotic medicinal plants, Momordica charantia (Cucurbitaceae) (MC) and Ocimum tenuiflorum (Lamiaceae) (OT) that forms part of local pharmacopoeia of Mauritius and ..
  95. doi Papaya ringspot virus-P: characteristics, pathogenicity, sequence variability and control
    Savarni Tripathi
    USDA Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center, 64 Nowelo Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720, USA
    Mol Plant Pathol 9:269-80. 2008
    ..PRSV isolates belong to either one of two major strains, P or W. The P strains infect both papaya and cucurbits whereas the W strains infect only cucurbits...
  96. ncbi Melon fruits: genetic diversity, physiology, and biotechnology features
    Hector G Núñez-Palenius
    Plant Genetic Engineering Department, Guanajuato Campus Center of Research and Advanced Studies Cinvestav IPN, National Polytechnic Institute, Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
    Crit Rev Biotechnol 28:13-55. 2008
    Among Cucurbitaceae, Cucumis melo is one of the most important cultivated cucurbits...
  97. ncbi Zucchini yellow mosaic virus: insect transmission and pathogenicity -the tails of two proteins
    Amit Gal-On
    Department of Plant Pathology, Volcani Center ARO, Bet Dagan, 50250, Israel
    Mol Plant Pathol 8:139-50. 2007
    ..Host and symptoms: Natural and experimental infection has been reported mainly in the Cucurbitaceae. Experimental local lesion hosts include Chenopodium amaranticolour, C. quinoa and Gomphrena globosa...
  98. ncbi Development of a toxic bait for control of eastern lubber grasshopper (Orthoptera: Acrididae)
    Kathryn A Barbara
    Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
    J Econ Entomol 96:584-91. 2003
    ..The plants tested from Liliaceae, Cucurbitaceae, Asteraceae, and Brassicaceae elicited an intermediate-to-low level of bait feeding.
  99. pmc The evolution and loss of oil-offering flowers: new insights from dated phylogenies for angiosperms and bees
    S S Renner
    Systematic Botany and Mycology, University of Munich, Menzinger Street 67, 80638 Munich, Germany
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 365:423-35. 2010
    ..Using recent phylogenies, new data on oil-offering Cucurbitaceae, and molecular-dating, we ask when and how often oil-offering flowers and oil-foraging bees evolved, and how ..
  100. ncbi Tobacco streak virus isolated from lettuce
    F S Abtahi
    Department of Plant Protection, Collage of Agriculture, University of Tehran, Karaj, Islamic Republic of Iran
    Pak J Biol Sci 12:707-11. 2009
    ..Karaj), Hashtgerd (Karaj), Tarand Balla (Varamin) and Deh mah sin (Pishva) were inoculated on 29 species of Cucurbitaceae, Amaranthaceae, Solanacea, Compositae, Leguminosae and Chenopodiacea...
  101. ncbi Anti-hyperglycemic and anti-oxidative effect of aqueous extract of Momordica charantia pulp and Trigonella foenum graecum seed in alloxan-induced diabetic rats
    Uma Nath Tripathi
    Department of Biochemistry, Lucknow University, Lucknow 226007, India
    Indian J Biochem Biophys 47:227-33. 2010
    ..Momordica charantia (family: Cucurbitaceae) and Trigonella foenum graecum (family: Fabaceae) are used traditionally in Indian folk medicine to manage ..

Research Grants40

  1. GLUTATHIONE TRANSFERASES IN HUMANS: DIETARY INFLUENCES
    Johanna Lampe; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  2. Evolutionary Genomics of Supersized Mitochondrial Genomes
    ANDREW ALVERSON; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Remarkably, most of the inordinate size range in plants is encompassed by a single family, the Cucurbitaceae, whose mitochondrial genomes vary in size from 330 to 2,400 kb...
  3. Expression of Therapeutic Proteins in the Whole Lens
    Dolores Takemoto; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  4. Human Gut Microflora Profiling for Population Studies
    Johanna Lampe; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  5. Protein Kinase C Gamma in The Lens
    Dolores Takemoto; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This should cause disassembly of gap junctions and help to prevent damage from oxidative stress. These peptides could also be useful to prevent damage to retina from ischemia. ..
  6. Breast and Bone Density: Impact of Colonic Environment
    Johanna Lampe; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..If equol-producer phenotype can predict differences in cumulative estrogen exposure / metabolism, it may serve as an early marker of breast cancer risk. ..
  7. UGT Polymorphisms and Hormonally-Mediated Biomarkers in Premenopausal Women
    Johanna Lampe; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Resulting data will be used to guide future, larger, population-based studies of genetic differences in steroid hormone metabolism and may ultimately be used to identify women who are more susceptible to hormone-related conditions. ..
  8. Longevity foods, SIRT activation and diabetic dyslipidemia.
    Pratibha Nerurkar; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  9. Breast Cancer, Benign Breast Disease, and Isoflavone Metabolism in Chinese Women
    Johanna Lampe; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Furthermore, the additional data collected will add to the wealth of information available on this study population and will help guide further research on the impact of the gut microbiota on disease risk. ..
  10. Protein Kinase C Gamma in The Lens
    Dolores Takemoto; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This should cause disassembly of gap junctions and help to prevent damage from oxidative stress. These peptides could also be useful to prevent damage to retina from ischemia. ..
  11. PROTEIN KINASE C IN THE LENS
    DOLORES JEAN TAKEMOTO; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Activation of these enzymes, using targeted drugs, could prevent or delay ocular damage during oxidative insult or ischemia. ..
  12. Hormone Status Postmenopause: Colonic Bacterial Effects
    Johanna Lampe; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The results of this study will provide novel data regarding the relationship of the equol-producer phenotype, a marker of colonic nticrofloral environment, to lifetime estrogen exposure. ..
  13. Serum IGFs--Effects of a Soy Intervention in Humans
    Johanna Lampe; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..It provides an ideal design to evaluate the effects of isoflavones on the IGF system and to explore relationships between IGFs and colonic epithelial cell proliferation in humans. ..
  14. HOST GENES AND COLONIC BACTERIA--PROBING FOR INHERITANCE
    Johanna Lampe; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..If we can establish that the equol-producer phenotype is an inherited trait, we can then work to identify the associated genotype and determine more effectively whether this is a biomarker of breast cancer risk. ..
  15. Protein Kinase C Gamma in The Lens
    Dolores Takemoto; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This information will provide direction for the design of drugs to prevent the loss of PKC gamma during diabetes. The restoration of normal PKC gamma levels may prevent diabetic cataracts. ..
  16. DNA Damage: Fruit & Vegetable Effects in a Feeding Trial
    Johanna Lampe; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The existing intervention provides an ideal design in which to evaluate the relationships between biotransformation enzyme systems and DNA damage in humans. ..
  17. Glucuronidation in Humans--Genotypes and Phenotypes
    Johanna Lampe; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The randomized cross-over design will allow us to test efficiently for diet effects within individuals, as well as for gene-by-diet and sex-by-diet interactions. ..
  18. Cruciferous vegetable feeding and inflammation: effect of GST genotypes
    Johanna W Lampe; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Moreover, it is important to test if particular genetic characteristics augment or decrease the effect of these vegetables. ..