Floral closure induced by pollination in gynodioecious Cyananthus delavayi (Campanulaceae): effects of pollen load and type, floral morph and fitness consequences. (17/28)

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Consequences of plant-pollinator and floral-herbivore interactions on the reproductive success of the Canary Islands endemic Canarina canariensis (Campanulaceae). (18/28)

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Resolving the evolutionary history of Campanula (Campanulaceae) in western North America. (19/28)

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Pollen dispersal and gene flow within and into a population of the alpine monocarpic plant Campanula thyrsoides. (20/28)

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How to handle speciose clades? Mass taxon-sampling as a strategy towards illuminating the natural history of Campanula (Campanuloideae). (21/28)

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Potential use of low-copy nuclear genes in DNA barcoding: a comparison with plastid genes in two Hawaiian plant radiations. (22/28)

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Potential functional replacement of the plastidic acetyl-CoA carboxylase subunit (accD) gene by recent transfers to the nucleus in some angiosperm lineages. (23/28)

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Anti-obesity effect and action mechanism of Adenophora triphylla root ethanol extract in C57BL/6 obese mice fed a high-fat diet. (24/28)

This study investigated the anti-obesity effect of Adenophora triphylla root ethanol extract (ATREE). C57BL/6 mice were divided into five groups, a normal diet group (N), a control group fed only high-fat diet (HFD) (C), a positive control group fed HFD with 0.5% catechin (PC), and groups fed HFD with 0.5% (E1) or 1% (E2) ATREE. The body weight gain, hematological and serum biochemistry data, and anti-oxidative index in the liver and epididymal adipose tissue were improved significantly in the E group (E1, E2), as compared to the C group. As for histological findings, adipocyte size was reduced by ATREE. E group (E1, E2) showed significant increases in adiponectin, AMPK, and PPAR-alpha, and significant decreases in TNF-alpha, GPDH, and PPAR-gamma, as compared to the C group. The above findings indicate that ATREE might have an anti-obesity effect through antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action. It is considered ATREE can be used as a natural treatment for obesity and metabolic syndrome induced by oxidative stress.  (+info)