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Hypericum In Infection: Identification Of Anti-Viral And Anti-Inflammatory Constituents, Diane F. Birt, Mark P. Widrlechner, Kimberly D.P. Hammer, Matthew L. Hillwig, Jingqiang Wei, George A. Kraus, Patricia A. Murphy, Joe-Ann Mccoy, Eve S. Wurtele, Jeffrey D. Neighbors, David F. Wiemer, Wendy J. Maury, Jason P. Price Aug 2009

Hypericum In Infection: Identification Of Anti-Viral And Anti-Inflammatory Constituents, Diane F. Birt, Mark P. Widrlechner, Kimberly D.P. Hammer, Matthew L. Hillwig, Jingqiang Wei, George A. Kraus, Patricia A. Murphy, Joe-Ann Mccoy, Eve S. Wurtele, Jeffrey D. Neighbors, David F. Wiemer, Wendy J. Maury, Jason P. Price

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The Iowa Center for Research on Botanical Dietary Supplements seeks to optimize Echinacea, Hypericum, and Prunella botanical supplements for human-health benefit, emphasizing anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-pain activities. This mini-review reports on ongoing studies on Hypericum. The Center uses the genetically diverse, well-documented Hypericum populations collected and maintained at the USDA-ARS North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station (NCRPIS), and the strength of research in synthetic chemistry at Iowa State University to tap natural diversity, to help discover key constituents and interactions among constituents that impact bioactivity and toxicity. The NCRPIS has acquired more than 180 distinct populations of Hypericum, with a ...


Rosmarinic Acid In Prunella Vulgaris Ethanol Extract Inhibits Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Prostaglandin E2 And Nitric Oxide In Raw 264.7 Mouse Macrophages, Nan Huang, Cathy Hauck, Man-Yu Yum, Ludmila Rizshsky, Mark P. Widrlechner, Joe-Ann Mccoy, Patricia A. Murphy, Philip M. Dixon, Basil J. Nikolau, Diane F. Birt Jan 2009

Rosmarinic Acid In Prunella Vulgaris Ethanol Extract Inhibits Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Prostaglandin E2 And Nitric Oxide In Raw 264.7 Mouse Macrophages, Nan Huang, Cathy Hauck, Man-Yu Yum, Ludmila Rizshsky, Mark P. Widrlechner, Joe-Ann Mccoy, Patricia A. Murphy, Philip M. Dixon, Basil J. Nikolau, Diane F. Birt

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Prunella vulgaris has been used therapeutically for inflammation-related conditions for centuries, but systematic studies of its anti-inflammatory activity are lacking and no specific active components have been identified. In this study, water and ethanol extracts of four P. vulgaris accessions were applied to RAW 264.7 mouse macrophages, and the ethanol extracts significantly inhibited lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and nitric oxide (NO) production at 30 μg/mL without affecting cell viability. Extracts from different accessions of P. vulgaris were screened for anti-inflammatory activity to identify accessions with the greatest activity. The inhibition of PGE2 and NO production by ...


Improving The Fatty Acid Composition Of Corn Oil By Using Germplasm Introgression, Pamela J. White, Linda M. Pollak, Susan A. Duvick Feb 2007

Improving The Fatty Acid Composition Of Corn Oil By Using Germplasm Introgression, Pamela J. White, Linda M. Pollak, Susan A. Duvick

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The general public has shown increasing interest in consuming oils that are beneficial to health. Thus, oil from corn (Zea mays L.), along with most major edible oils, has been the target of genetic alterations to improve the fatty acid composition. The fatty acid profile goals vary, depending upon the intended use for the oil. We have targeted the development of corn oil with 1) low total saturated fatty acids, 2) high total saturated fatty acids, and 3) mid-oleic acid, in each case via two different sources: exotic germplasm identified through an international program to broaden the corn germplasm base ...


Echinacea Species And Alkamides Inhibit Prostaglandin E2 Production In Raw264.7 Mouse Macrophage Cells, Carlie A. Lalone, Kimberly D.P. Hammer, Lankun Wu, Jaehood Bae, Norma Leyva, Yi Liu, Avery K.S. Solco, George A. Kraus, Patricia A. Murphy, Eve S. Wurtele, Ok-Kyung Kim, Kwon Ii Seo, Mark P. Widrlechner, Diane F. Birt Jan 2007

Echinacea Species And Alkamides Inhibit Prostaglandin E2 Production In Raw264.7 Mouse Macrophage Cells, Carlie A. Lalone, Kimberly D.P. Hammer, Lankun Wu, Jaehood Bae, Norma Leyva, Yi Liu, Avery K.S. Solco, George A. Kraus, Patricia A. Murphy, Eve S. Wurtele, Ok-Kyung Kim, Kwon Ii Seo, Mark P. Widrlechner, Diane F. Birt

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Inhibition of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) production in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated RAW264.7 mouse macrophage cells was assessed with an enzyme immunoassay following treatments with Echinacea extracts or synthesized alkamides. Results indicated that ethanol extracts diluted in media to a concentration of 15 μg/mL from E. angustifolia, E. pallida, E. simulata, and E. sanguinea significantly inhibited PGE2 production. In further studies, PGE2 production was significantly reduced by all synthesized alkamides assayed at 50 μM, by Bauer alkamides 8, 12A analogue, and 14, Chen alkamide 2, and Chen alkamide 2 analogue at 25 μM and by Bauer alkamide 14 ...


Allozyme Inheritance In Anise Hyssop [Agastache Foeniculum (Pursh) Kuntze] (Lamiaceae), Roger G. Fuentes Granados, Mark P. Widrlechner, Lester A. Wilson Sep 1998

Allozyme Inheritance In Anise Hyssop [Agastache Foeniculum (Pursh) Kuntze] (Lamiaceae), Roger G. Fuentes Granados, Mark P. Widrlechner, Lester A. Wilson

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The inheritance of five allozymes was studied in anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) by analyzing the progeny of controlled crosses. The loci studied [Cat-1, Got-2, Pgm-2, Tpi-1, and Tpi-2] were scored by using starch gel electrophoresis. Segregation analyses of families polymorphic at each of these loci support the following hypotheses: Cat-1 is controlled by a single gene with codominant alleles; Got-2 is controlled by a single gene with codominant alleles coding for dimeric protein products; Pgm-2 is controlled by a single gene with codominant alleles coding for monomeric proteins; and Tpi-1 andTpi-2 are each controlled by a single gene with ...