Elwira Sieniawska

Elwira Sieniawska
Medical University of Lublin · Department of Pharmacognosy with Medicinal Plants Garden

PhD

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Introduction
My research interest is phytochemical analysis of plant extracts, plant based food products and dietary supplements. The liquid chromatography – mass spectrometry metabolomics of bacterial metabolites produced under stress conditions is also in my interest.

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Propolis is a natural product proved to be efficient against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Although it is produced by bees, its active alcoholic-aqueous fraction contains plant-derived molecules. To gain some insight into its mechanism of antimycobacterial activity, we studied the metabolic changes in bacterial cells treated with extract of Trigona s...
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The Artemisia L. genus comprises over 500 species with important medicinal and economic attributes. Our study aimed at providing a comprehensive metabolite profiling and bioactivity assessment of five Artemisia species collected from northeastern Romania (A. absinthium L., A. annua L., A. austriaca Jacq., A. pontica L. and A. vulgaris L.). Liquid c...
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This study focused on the biological evaluation and chemical characterisation of Ficus sur Forssk. (F. sur) (Family: Moraceae). The methanolic and aqueous extracts’ phytochemical profile, antioxidant, and enzyme inhibitory properties were investigated. The aqueous stem bark extract yielded the highest phenolic content (115.51 ± 1.60 mg gallic acid...
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In the search for new antimicrobial lead compounds, interest in natural-product-based screening has enjoyed a renaissance, driven by the fact that plants present a unique pool of compounds [...]
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Background : With the rising age of the global population, the incidence rate of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases (CCVDs) is increasing, which causes serious public health burden. The efforts for new therapeutic approaches are still being sought since the treatment effects of existing therapies are not quite satisfactory. Chinese traditi...
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This study presents the evaluation of biological activities and chemical profiling of Oenanthe aquatica (L.) Poir. and Oenanthe silaifolia M. Bieb. The phytochemical profile, antioxidant, enzyme inhibitory, cytotoxic and antiviral activities of the methanolic and aqueous extracts were investigated. The aqueous extract of O. aquatica possessing the...
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Citation: Hammoud, Z.; Kayouka, M.; Trifan, A.; Sieniawska, E.; Jemâa, J.M.B.; Elaissari, A.; Greige-Gerges, H. Encapsulation of α-Pinene in Delivery Systems Based on Liposomes and Cyclodextrins. Molecules 2021, 26, 6840. https:// Abstract: The essential oil component α-pinene has multiple biological activities. However, its application is limited...
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Metabolomics, one of the most recent additions to the systems biology toolkit, has been used to study the metabolism and physiology of living organisms. In the field of food research, metabolomics has lately gained popularity as a technique for determining the quality, processing, and safety of raw materials and final food products, as well as for...
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Dermatophyte infections represent an important public health concern, affecting up to 25% of the world's population. Trichophyton rubrum and T. mentagrophytes are the predominant der-matophytes in cutaneous infections, with a prevalence accounting for 70% of dermatophytoses. Although terbinafine represents the preferred treatment, its clinical use...
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The unique structure of Mycobacterium tuberculosis cell envelope provides impermeable barrier against environmental stimuli. In the situation that this barrier is disturbed Mycobacteria react at the transcriptional and translational level to redirect metabolic processes and to maintain integrity of the cell. In this work we aimed to explore the ear...
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Metabolic variations, antioxidant potential and cytotoxic effects were investigated in the different plant parts like the leaf, stem, flower, pod, and root of C. majus L. using spectroscopic and chromatographic methods. Total phenolics and flavonoids were studied in the different parts of C. majus L., leaf showed higher flavonoid content (137.43 mg...
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Food is a fundamental product, fueling the economies of the largest producers of agricultural goods. Nevertheless, the food industry generates a large number of by-products considered as waste. Agro-industrial side streams cover a wide range of residues obtained at the cultivation, breeding, harvesting, transporting, processing, and selling stages....
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This study focused on the biological evaluation and chemical characterization of Geranium pyrenaicum Burm. f. Different solvent extracts (hexane, ethyl acetate, methanol, and water extracts) were prepared. The phytochemical profile, antioxidant, and enzyme inhibitory activity were investigated. Cytotoxicity was assessed using VERO, FaDu, HeLa and R...
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The wide and not yet fully uncovered potential of plant secondary metabolites make plants a rich source of drug leads. Metabolomics enables the study of the metabolic perturbations taking place in bacterial cells under the influence of plant-based bioactive molecules. It reveals the changes in metabolic pathways within bacteria, reflecting the repr...
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The purpose of this study was to determine if a methanolic extract of the Pulsatilla patens (L.) Mill. can inhibit the progression of cancer through the modulation of cancer-related metabolic signaling pathways. We analyzed a panel of 13 inducible luciferase reporter gene vectors which expression is driven by enhancer elements that bind to specific...
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Mycobacterium tuberculosis developed efficient adaptation mechanisms in response to different environmental conditions. This resulted in ability to survive in human macrophages and in resistance to numerous antibiotics. To get insight into bacterial response to potent antimycobacterial natural compounds, we tested how usnic acid, a lichen-derived s...
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Fritillaria thunbergii Miq. (Zhe beimu) ranked as oldest known homeopathic traditional folk medicine in China. The bulbs are medicinally important curing cough, inflammation, gastric ulcers, hypertension, diarrhea, and bronchitis. The aim of this review is to enlighten the deeper knowledge about F. thunbergii giving a comprehensive overview on its...
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Camptothecin (CPT), a well-known monoterpenoid indole alkaloid with broad-spectrum anti-cancer activity, is produced from plants and endophytes. In view of the limitations of plants as sources of camptothecin in productivity and efficiency, endophytes serve as the fast growth, high cost-effectiveness, good reproducibility, and feasible genetic mani...
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Caesalpinia bonduc and C. decapeleta var. japonica have great of importance in traditional medicine systems but scientific information’s are still lack for their potentials. To explore their bioactivity, we assessed the antioxidant, enzyme inhibitory abilities of the dichloromethane (DCM), ethyl acetate, methanol, and water extracts prepared from t...
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In recent years, liposomes have gained increasing attention for their potential applications as drug delivery systems in the pharmaceutic, cosmetic and food industries. However, they have a tendency to aggregate and are sensitive to degradation caused by several factors, which may limit their effectiveness. A promising approach to improve liposomal...
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Essential oils (EOs) and their main constituents, the terpenes, are widely studied, mostly relating to their antioxidant ability and bioactivity, such as antimicrobial, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and range of other actions in the living systems. However, there is limited information on their bioavailability, especially upon clinical studies. Ha...
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Fibigia clypeata (L.) Medik. is a poorly studied plant species belonging to the Brassicaceae family, and usually used as cress in the salads. The current investigation aimed at assessing the antioxidant potential and inhibitory activity of ethyl acetate, methanol, and aqueous extracts of F. clypeata against key enzymes targeted in the management of...
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The growing demand for more sustainable, alternative processes leading to production of plant-derived preparations imposes the use of plants waste generated mainly by agri-food and pharmaceutical industries. These mostly unexploited but large quantities of plants waste also increase the interest in developing alternative approaches for sustainable...
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Traditional medicine which is based on the observations of the patient’s condition after administration of herbal remedies describes a vast number of plant species with potential application in Tuberculosis (TB) treatment. However, only a small number of plant derived secondary metabolites were shown to influence Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) in...
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The antimycobacterial activity of cinnamaldehyde has already been proven for laboratory strains and for clinical isolates. What is more, cinnamaldehyde was shown to threaten the mycobacterial plasma membrane integrity and to activate the stress response system. Following promising applications of metabolomics in drug discovery and development we ai...
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Continuously growing demand for plant derived therapeutic molecules obtained in a sustainable and eco-friendly manner favors biotechnological production and development of innovative extraction techniques to obtain phytoconstituents. What is more, improving and optimization of alternative techniques for the isolation of high value natural compounds...
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Ethnobotanical evidences report the use of Rhododendron luteum Sweet (Ericaceae) in traditional medicinal systems. However, R. luteum has been associated to the occurrence of 'mad honey' poisoning. In the present study, the ethyl acetate, methanol, and water extracts of R. luteum were investigated for their in vitro antioxidant, enzyme inhibition,...
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Large amounts of agro-industrial waste are being generated each year, leading to pollution and economic loss. At the same time, these side streams are rich source of active compounds including antioxidants. Recovered compounds can be re-utilized as food additives, functional foods, nutra-/pharmaceuticals, cosmeceuticals, beauty products, and bio-pa...
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Proanthocyanidins (PAs) found in fruits, cereals, beans, nuts, and spices, are colorless, oligomeric, and polymeric plant secondary metabolites formed from flavan-3-ol molecules. The complexity of final structures depends on the hydroxylation pattern, and location and stereochemistry of the interflavan linkage between extension and end units. PAs e...
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The members of the genus Tanacetum have a long history in traditional medicine to manage several diseases. Thus, the present study attempts to determine the chemical composition and to probe into the biological activities of Tanacetum poteriifolium Grierson, a poorly studied medicinal plant. The enzyme inhibitory and antioxidant properties of the e...
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https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691519302376?dgcid=author Essential oils (EO) possess a wide range of biological activities. However, their application in aqueous media is often limited due to their hydrophobicity and volatile character. This study was designed to prepare stable, water-dilutable microemulsions (ME) containin...
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Nigella damascena L belongs to Ranunculaceae family and is mentioned in Eastern traditional medicine for the treatment of high temperatures, regulation of menstruation or catarrhal affections. The anti-inflammatory activity of compounds present in the essential oil obtained from seeds of this plant can be found in literature, however no studies on...
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Dear Colleagues you can acces the work for free till May 04, 2019 clicking on the link https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Yjb26gBzlDY-T Polemonium caeruleum L. is a Chinese medicinal plant used in the treatment of tuberculosis, whooping cough, fever, infertility, epilepsy, endometritis and insomnia. It was also used as sedative and anaesthetic agent....
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The purpose of the study was to evaluate the antimycobacterial activity and the possible action mode of cinnamon bark essential oil and its main constituent-cinnamaldehyde-against the Mycobacterium tuberculosis ATCC 25177 strain. Cinnamaldehyde was proved to be the main bioactive compound responsible for mycobacterial growth inhibition and bacteric...
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Compounds with potent antioxidant properties are gaining interest among food manufacturers and consumers alike. With rising concerns about the safety of synthetic substances being added to food products, companies are beginning to search for natural sources of antioxidants. Because essential oils have well studied antioxidant properties they can be...
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The most commonly used plant source of β-elemene is Curcuma wenyujin Y. H. Chen & C. Ling (syn. of Curcuma aromatic Salisb.) with its content in supercritical CO2 extract up to 27.83%. However, the other rich source of this compound is Nigella damascena L. essential oil, in which β-elemene accounts for 47%. In this work, the effective protocol for...
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Background: On account of emergence of multi- and extensively drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) strains, combinations of drugs with natural compounds were tested to search for antibiotic activity enhancers. In this work we studied terpenes (α-pinene, bisabolol, β-elemene, (R)-limonene, (S)-limonene, myrcene, sabinene), which are the m...
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In the past few years, there has been a significant increase in detection of drug resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Search for new antimycobacterial drugs brought natural sources with their chemical diversity in focus. Especially essential oils, produced by plants also for toxic effect, are reservoir of potentially antitubercular com...
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Essential oils obtained from Origanum species are characterized by high diversity in composition. In this work, thin-layer chromatography (TLC)—fingerprinting of Origanum species was performed for the first time and enabled the discrimination of three chemotypes (carvacrol, caryophyllene oxide, and terpineol/sabinyl). Gas chromatography—mass spectr...
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The dietary supplements with claimed antioxidant activity constitute a substantial part of the dietary supplement market. In this study, we performed the LC-QTOF-MS analysis and investigated the activity profiles of popular antioxidant dietary supplements from different chemical groups in terms of quality control. The commonly used antioxidant test...
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The aim of this work was to develop a cream formulation with potential antioxidant properties. Herein, a freeze-dried extract of Ligusticum mutellina was used as a source of active compounds. The proposed qualitative composition of the cream was characterized by a good polyphenolic compounds release profile. Of note, the highest R 2 adj values were...
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Objective: In this study, we aimed to describe the influence of natural terpenes on the antimycobacterial activity of firstline tuberculostatic drugs against isolated Mycobacterium tuberculosis . Materials and Methods: The natural terpenes used in this study were R-limonene, S-limonene, myrcene, sabinene, α-pinene, and β-elemene. The values of the...
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Tannins are an important group of secondary plant metabolites that were originally used in the leather production industry in the tanning of animal hides. The varied chemical structures and stability evidenced among the tannin group result in their classification as hydrolyzable, complex, and proanthocyanidins. This chapter outlines the copious ran...
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Vitamins are chemical compounds necessary for homeostasis, as their absence contribute to various diseases. The recommended intake of vitamins is dependent on age and sex. The intake levels for pregnant and nursing mothers also vary. It is also important to note that interaction between vitamins and other compounds can result in overdose. Fruits, v...
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Carrot seed essential oil is a common fragrance component in cosmetics and perfumes and a flavor ingredient in different categories of food products. It is also a major source of sesquiterpene alcohol carotol. In this work we aimed to compare carotol content in commercially available (Moroccan and French) and hydrodistilled (Polish) wild carrot see...
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Roots and rhizomes of many Iris species are well known as precious sources of isoflavones. They have been used in traditional medicine to treat respiratory disorders and decrease smooth muscles activity. Recent advances in their phytochemistry and phytomedicine have revealed potent anticholinesterase, antineoplastic and anti-plasmodial activities o...
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Tannins are considered as valuable plant secondary metabolites providing many benefits for human health. In this review information was gathered about bioactivity in vitro and in vivo, as well as about conducted clinical trials. The literature research was based on ScienceDirect, Scopus, and Cochrane databases and presents a wide range of tested ac...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the antimycobacterial activity of the essential oil (EO) of Mutellina purpurea L. and its main constituents against the M. tuberculosis H37Ra strain. Materials and methods: The M. purpurea EO was obtained by hydrodistillation, while its main constituents were purchased. The minimal inhibitory conc...
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In this study, both qualitative and quantitative analyses of chemical composition of M. purpurea essential oil obtained in the Deryng and Clevenger-type apparatuses were compared. As a result, content of volatile compounds were: 785.67 mg/mL and 833.33 mg/mL in the oil obtained in the Deryng (D-EO) and Clevenger-type apparatuses (C-EO), respectivel...
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Astragalus mongholicus, commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), contains significant amounts of triterpene saponins – astragalosides, which possess a wide variety of pharmacological actions, including the treatment of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The present study was performed to develop a fast and effective extraction met...
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Many phytochemical investigations have been focused recently on the anti-oxidant activity of herbal extracts which can be used in phytotherapy. The previous study revealed antioxidative properties of Mutellina purpurea extract, but the constituents responsible for this action were not described yet. The aim of this study was activity-guided separat...
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Background: The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of osthole on cell proliferation and viability, cell-cycle progression and induction of apoptosis in human laryngeal cancer RK33 and human medulloblastoma TE671 cell lines. Materials and methods: Cell viability was measured by means of the MTT method and cell proliferation by...
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The current study was performed to examine the qualitative and quantitative composition of the essential oil, n-hexane and ethanol extracts from the rhizomes of Iris dichotoma Pall. for their volatile content. The essential oil was particularly found to possess the most rich composition, while the latter extracts (n-hexane and ethanolic ones) consi...
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The aim of the study was to explore proper isolation conditions of chlorogenic acid from the herb of Mutelina purpurea L. - a new source of this bioactive molecule. The accelerated solvent extraction (ASE) with 40% aqueous solution of methanol combined with high-performance counter-current chromatography (HPCCC) was utilised for the efficient extra...
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Abstract: Mutellina purpurea L. belongs to Apiaceae family and is known as Alpin lovage considered as a forage for animals nutrition because of the presence of sufficient concentration of minerals like calcium and potassium. The chemical composition of the essential oil obtained by hydrodistillation in a Clevenger apparatus and aroma of inflorescen...
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Abstract The delayed cardiomyopathy caused by doxorubicin - an chemotherapeutic drug with broad spectrum of anticancer activity - is mainly triggered by oxidative stress. The aim of this study was to assess an effect of Mutellina purpurea methanolic extract fraction and other antioxidants of plant origin: rutin, quercetin and chlorogenic acid (all...