pistacia

Summary

Summary: A plant genus in the ANACARDIACEAE family known for species that produce pistachio nuts (Pistacia vera) and GUM MASTIC (Pistacia lentiscus). Several of the species have the common name Pistachio.

Top Publications

  1. Janakat S, Al Merie H. Evaluation of hepatoprotective effect of Pistacia lentiscus, Phillyrea latifolia and Nicotiana glauca. J Ethnopharmacol. 2002;83:135-8 pubmed
    The hepatoprotective effect of the boiled and non-boiled aqueous extracts of Pistacia lentiscus, Phillyrea latifolia, and Nicotiana glauca, that are alleged to be effective in the treatment of jaundice in Jordanian folk medicine, was ..
  2. Kordali S, Cakir A, Zengin H, Duru M. Antifungal activities of the leaves of three Pistacia species grown in Turkey. Fitoterapia. 2003;74:164-7 pubmed
    The crude extracts obtained from the leaves of Pistacia vera, Pistacia terebinthus and Pistacia lentiscus were tested for antifungal activities against three pathogenic agricultural fungi, Phythium ultimum, Rhizoctania solani and Fusarium ..
  3. Baratto M, Tattini M, Galardi C, Pinelli P, Romani A, Visioli F, et al. Antioxidant activity of galloyl quinic derivatives isolated from P. lentiscus leaves. Free Radic Res. 2003;37:405-12 pubmed
    The antioxidant properties of galloyl quinic derivatives isolated from Pistacia lentiscus L. leaves have been investigated by means of Electron Paramagnetic Resonance spectroscopy (EPR) and UV-Vis spectrophotometry...
  4. Azaizeh H, Halahleh F, Abbas N, Markovics A, Muklada H, Ungar E, et al. Polyphenols from Pistacia lentiscus and Phillyrea latifolia impair the exsheathment of gastro-intestinal nematode larvae. Vet Parasitol. 2013;191:44-50 pubmed publisher
    ..We hypothesized that polyphenols from Pistacia lentiscus L. and/or Phillyrea latifolia L...
  5. Sterer N, Nuas S, Mizrahi B, Goldenberg C, Weiss E, Domb A, et al. Oral malodor reduction by a palatal mucoadhesive tablet containing herbal formulation. J Dent. 2008;36:535-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Results of the present study suggest that the palatal adhesive tablets containing herbal formulation may serve as an effective means of treatment for patients complaining of oral malodor. ..
  6. Triantafyllou A, Bikineyeva A, Dikalova A, Nazarewicz R, Lerakis S, Dikalov S. Anti-inflammatory activity of Chios mastic gum is associated with inhibition of TNF-alpha induced oxidative stress. Nutr J. 2011;10:64 pubmed publisher
    Gum of Chios mastic (Pistacia lentiscus var. chia) is a natural antimicrobial agent that has found extensive use in pharmaceutical products and as a nutritional supplement...
  7. Li Z, Song R, Nguyen C, Zerlin A, Karp H, Naowamondhol K, et al. Pistachio nuts reduce triglycerides and body weight by comparison to refined carbohydrate snack in obese subjects on a 12-week weight loss program. J Am Coll Nutr. 2010;29:198-203 pubmed
    ..This study is designed to study the effects of pistachio snack consumption on body weight and lipid levels in obese participants under real-world conditions...
  8. Paraschos S, Magiatis P, Mitakou S, Petraki K, Kalliaropoulos A, Maragkoudakis P, et al. In vitro and in vivo activities of Chios mastic gum extracts and constituents against Helicobacter pylori. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2007;51:551-9 pubmed
    The extracts and pure major constituents of Chios mastic gum (resin of Pistacia lentiscus var. chia) were tested for their activities against Helicobacter pylori...
  9. Gentile C, Allegra M, Angileri F, Pintaudi A, Livrea M, Tesoriere L. Polymeric proanthocyanidins from Sicilian pistachio (Pistacia vera L.) nut extract inhibit lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammatory response in RAW 264.7 cells. Eur J Nutr. 2012;51:353-63 pubmed publisher
    ..We studied the anti-inflammatory activity of a hydrophilic extract from Sicilian Pistacia L. (HPE) in a macrophage model and investigated bioactive components relevant to the observed effects...
  10. Yu L, Lu J. Does landscape fragmentation influence sex ratio of dioecious plants? A case study of Pistacia chinensis in the Thousand-Island Lake region of China. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e22903 pubmed publisher
    ..Islands in the artificial lake were surveyed to examine how population sex ratio of a dioecious plant specie Pistacia chinensis B. was affected by landscape fragmentation...

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Publications62

  1. Janakat S, Al Merie H. Evaluation of hepatoprotective effect of Pistacia lentiscus, Phillyrea latifolia and Nicotiana glauca. J Ethnopharmacol. 2002;83:135-8 pubmed
    The hepatoprotective effect of the boiled and non-boiled aqueous extracts of Pistacia lentiscus, Phillyrea latifolia, and Nicotiana glauca, that are alleged to be effective in the treatment of jaundice in Jordanian folk medicine, was ..
  2. Kordali S, Cakir A, Zengin H, Duru M. Antifungal activities of the leaves of three Pistacia species grown in Turkey. Fitoterapia. 2003;74:164-7 pubmed
    The crude extracts obtained from the leaves of Pistacia vera, Pistacia terebinthus and Pistacia lentiscus were tested for antifungal activities against three pathogenic agricultural fungi, Phythium ultimum, Rhizoctania solani and Fusarium ..
  3. Baratto M, Tattini M, Galardi C, Pinelli P, Romani A, Visioli F, et al. Antioxidant activity of galloyl quinic derivatives isolated from P. lentiscus leaves. Free Radic Res. 2003;37:405-12 pubmed
    The antioxidant properties of galloyl quinic derivatives isolated from Pistacia lentiscus L. leaves have been investigated by means of Electron Paramagnetic Resonance spectroscopy (EPR) and UV-Vis spectrophotometry...
  4. Azaizeh H, Halahleh F, Abbas N, Markovics A, Muklada H, Ungar E, et al. Polyphenols from Pistacia lentiscus and Phillyrea latifolia impair the exsheathment of gastro-intestinal nematode larvae. Vet Parasitol. 2013;191:44-50 pubmed publisher
    ..We hypothesized that polyphenols from Pistacia lentiscus L. and/or Phillyrea latifolia L...
  5. Sterer N, Nuas S, Mizrahi B, Goldenberg C, Weiss E, Domb A, et al. Oral malodor reduction by a palatal mucoadhesive tablet containing herbal formulation. J Dent. 2008;36:535-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Results of the present study suggest that the palatal adhesive tablets containing herbal formulation may serve as an effective means of treatment for patients complaining of oral malodor. ..
  6. Triantafyllou A, Bikineyeva A, Dikalova A, Nazarewicz R, Lerakis S, Dikalov S. Anti-inflammatory activity of Chios mastic gum is associated with inhibition of TNF-alpha induced oxidative stress. Nutr J. 2011;10:64 pubmed publisher
    Gum of Chios mastic (Pistacia lentiscus var. chia) is a natural antimicrobial agent that has found extensive use in pharmaceutical products and as a nutritional supplement...
  7. Li Z, Song R, Nguyen C, Zerlin A, Karp H, Naowamondhol K, et al. Pistachio nuts reduce triglycerides and body weight by comparison to refined carbohydrate snack in obese subjects on a 12-week weight loss program. J Am Coll Nutr. 2010;29:198-203 pubmed
    ..This study is designed to study the effects of pistachio snack consumption on body weight and lipid levels in obese participants under real-world conditions...
  8. Paraschos S, Magiatis P, Mitakou S, Petraki K, Kalliaropoulos A, Maragkoudakis P, et al. In vitro and in vivo activities of Chios mastic gum extracts and constituents against Helicobacter pylori. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2007;51:551-9 pubmed
    The extracts and pure major constituents of Chios mastic gum (resin of Pistacia lentiscus var. chia) were tested for their activities against Helicobacter pylori...
  9. Gentile C, Allegra M, Angileri F, Pintaudi A, Livrea M, Tesoriere L. Polymeric proanthocyanidins from Sicilian pistachio (Pistacia vera L.) nut extract inhibit lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammatory response in RAW 264.7 cells. Eur J Nutr. 2012;51:353-63 pubmed publisher
    ..We studied the anti-inflammatory activity of a hydrophilic extract from Sicilian Pistacia L. (HPE) in a macrophage model and investigated bioactive components relevant to the observed effects...
  10. Yu L, Lu J. Does landscape fragmentation influence sex ratio of dioecious plants? A case study of Pistacia chinensis in the Thousand-Island Lake region of China. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e22903 pubmed publisher
    ..Islands in the artificial lake were surveyed to examine how population sex ratio of a dioecious plant specie Pistacia chinensis B. was affected by landscape fragmentation...
  11. Huang W, Fu P, Jiang Y, Zhang J, Zhang S, Hu H, et al. Differences in the responses of photosystem I and photosystem II of three tree species Cleistanthus sumatranus, Celtis philippensis and Pistacia weinmannifolia exposed to a prolonged drought in a tropical limestone forest. Tree Physiol. 2013;33:211-20 pubmed publisher
    ..Muell. Arg. (Euphorbiaceae), Celtis philippensis Bl. (Ulmaceae) and Pistacia weinmannifolia J. Poisson ex Franch...
  12. Milla R, Castro Díez P, Maestro Martínez M, Montserrat Martí G. Costs of reproduction as related to the timing of phenological phases in the dioecious Shrub Pistacia lentiscus L. Plant Biol (Stuttg). 2006;8:103-11 pubmed
    ..In P. lentiscus, avoiding the overlap of flowering, vegetative growth and fruiting probably contributes to reduce the immediate costs of reproductive efforts, both in males and females. ..
  13. Landau S, Azaizeh H, Muklada H, Glasser T, Ungar E, Baram H, et al. Anthelmintic activity of Pistacia lentiscus foliage in two Middle Eastern breeds of goats differing in their propensity to consume tannin-rich browse. Vet Parasitol. 2010;173:280-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Eastern Mediterranean regions where the tannin-rich (20% of polyethylene glycol-binding tannins) brush species Pistacia lentiscus L. (lentisk) is ubiquitous...
  14. Triantafyllou A, Chaviaras N, Sergentanis T, Protopapa E, Tsaknis J. Chios mastic gum modulates serum biochemical parameters in a human population. J Ethnopharmacol. 2007;111:43-9 pubmed
    Current research suggests that Chios mastic (Pistacia lentiscus var. chia) possesses beneficial (antimicrobial, antioxidant, hepatoprotective) properties...
  15. Barra A, Coroneo V, Dessi S, Cabras P, Angioni A. Characterization of the volatile constituents in the essential oil of Pistacia lentiscus L. from different origins and its antifungal and antioxidant activity. J Agric Food Chem. 2007;55:7093-8 pubmed
    Essential oil (EO) from aerial parts (leaves, juvenile branches, and flowers when present) of Pistacia lentiscus L...
  16. Bisignano C, Filocamo A, Faulks R, Mandalari G. In vitro antimicrobial activity of pistachio (Pistacia vera L.) polyphenols. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2013;341:62-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The bactericidal activity of pistachio extracts could be used to help control the growth of some microorganisms in foods to improve safety and may find application as a topical treatment for S. aureus. ..
  17. Magkouta S, Stathopoulos G, Psallidas I, Papapetropoulos A, Kolisis F, Roussos C, et al. Protective effects of mastic oil from Pistacia lentiscus variation chia against experimental growth of lewis lung carcinoma. Nutr Cancer. 2009;61:640-8 pubmed publisher
    Mastic oil from Pistacia lentiscus variation chia, a traditionally used dietary flavoring agent with medicinal properties, has been shown to exert in vitro antitumor activities, but no study has addressed in vivo efficacy and mechanisms ..
  18. Marinou K, Georgopoulou K, Agrogiannis G, Karatzas T, Iliopoulos D, Papalois A, et al. Differential effect of Pistacia vera extracts on experimental atherosclerosis in the rabbit animal model: an experimental study. Lipids Health Dis. 2010;9:73 pubmed publisher
    ..The effects of the methanolic (ME) and cyclohexane (CHE) extracts of the Pistacia vera nut, often included in the Mediterranean diet, were studied in the rabbit model of atherosclerosis...
  19. Spann T, Beede R, DeJong T. Seasonal carbohydrate storage and mobilization in bearing and non-bearing pistachio (Pistacia vera) trees. Tree Physiol. 2008;28:207-13 pubmed
    ..storage and mobilization of bearing ("on") and non-bearing ("off") 'Kerman' pistachio (Pistacia vera L.) trees growing on three different rootstocks...
  20. Gerchman Y, Inbar M. Distinct antimicrobial activities in aphid galls on Pistacia atlantica. Plant Signal Behav. 2011;6:2008-12 pubmed
    ..We found that the large, cauliflower-shaped, galls induced by the aphid Slavum wertheimae on buds of Pistacia atlantica trees express antibacterial and antifungal activities distinct from those found in leaves...
  21. Kay C, Gebauer S, West S, Kris Etherton P. Pistachios increase serum antioxidants and lower serum oxidized-LDL in hypercholesterolemic adults. J Nutr. 2010;140:1093-8 pubmed publisher
  22. Duru M, Cakir A, Kordali S, Zengin H, Harmandar M, Izumi S, et al. Chemical composition and antifungal properties of essential oils of three Pistacia species. Fitoterapia. 2003;74:170-6 pubmed
    The chemical composition of essential oils obtained from the leaves of Pistacia vera, Pistacia terebinthus, Pistacia lentiscus and the resin of Pistacia lentiscus were analyzed by GC and GC-MS...
  23. Xiong E, Wu X, Shi J, Wang X, Wang W. Proteomic identification of differentially expressed proteins between male and female plants in Pistacia chinensis. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e64276 pubmed publisher
    b>Pistacia chinensis is a strict dioecious plant with male and female flowers in individuals. In China, P. chinensis is widely planted for biodiesel oil due to high oil content in seeds...
  24. Gebauer S, West S, Kay C, Alaupovic P, Bagshaw D, Kris Etherton P. Effects of pistachios on cardiovascular disease risk factors and potential mechanisms of action: a dose-response study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008;88:651-9 pubmed
    ..Inclusion of pistachios in a healthy diet beneficially affects CVD risk factors in a dose-dependent manner, which may reflect effects on SCD. ..
  25. Abbaspour H, Saeidi Sar S, Afshari H, Abdel Wahhab M. Tolerance of Mycorrhiza infected pistachio (Pistacia vera L.) seedling to drought stress under glasshouse conditions. J Plant Physiol. 2012;169:704-9 pubmed publisher
    The influence of Glomus etunicatum colonization on plant growth and drought tolerance of 3-month-old Pistacia vera seedlings in potted culture was studied in two different water treatments...
  26. Tseng R, Wu K, Wu F, Juang R. Kinetic studies on the adsorption of phenol, 4-chlorophenol, and 2,4-dichlorophenol from water using activated carbons. J Environ Manage. 2010;91:2208-14 pubmed publisher
    ..Evaluating the operating time by rate parameters revealed that k(2)q(e) was 1.6-1.8 times larger than k(1). These findings demonstrate the significance of using an appropriate kinetic equation for adsorption process design. ..
  27. Alvarez R, Martinez J, Muñoz Viveros A, Molist P, Abad González J, Nieto Nafría J. Contribution of gall microscopic structure to taxonomy of gallicolous aphids on Pistacia. Plant Biol (Stuttg). 2016;18:868-75 pubmed publisher
    Aphids inducing galls on Pistacia plants belong to the tribe Fordini. According to the Heie & Wegierek classification, the genera are grouped into three subtribes...
  28. Loutrari H, Magkouta S, Pyriochou A, Koika V, Kolisis F, Papapetropoulos A, et al. Mastic oil from Pistacia lentiscus var. chia inhibits growth and survival of human K562 leukemia cells and attenuates angiogenesis. Nutr Cancer. 2006;55:86-93 pubmed
    Mastic oil from Pistacia lentiscus var. chia, a natural plant extract traditionally used as a food additive, has been extensively studied for its antimicrobial activity attributed to the combination of its bioactive components...
  29. Moein E, Hajimehdipoor H, Toliyat T, Choopani R, Hamzeloo Moghadam M. Formulation of an aloe-based product according to Iranian traditional medicine and development of its analysis method. Daru. 2017;25:19 pubmed publisher
    ..the fruits of Piper cubeba L.f., the flowers of Rosa damascena Herrm., the oleo gum resin of Pistacia terebinthus L. and Aloe spp...
  30. Piccolella S, Nocera P, Carillo P, Woodrow P, Greco V, Manti L, et al. An apolar Pistacia lentiscus L. leaf extract: GC-MS metabolic profiling and evaluation of cytotoxicity and apoptosis inducing effects on SH-SY5Y and SK-N-BE(2)C cell lines. Food Chem Toxicol. 2016;95:64-74 pubmed publisher
    In the course of a cytotoxicity screening of Mediterranean plants vs. neuroblastoma cells, Pistacia lentiscus was of interest...
  31. Dabos K, Sfika E, Vlatta L, Giannikopoulos G. The effect of mastic gum on Helicobacter pylori: a randomized pilot study. Phytomedicine. 2010;17:296-9 pubmed publisher
    ..08) and in Group B (p=0.064). The difference was significant in Group D (p=0.01). All patients tolerated mastic gum well and no serious adverse events were reported. Mastic gum has bactericidal activity on H. pylori in vivo. ..
  32. Valladares F, Dobarro I, Sánchez Gómez D, Pearcy R. Photoinhibition and drought in Mediterranean woody saplings: scaling effects and interactions in sun and shade phenotypes. J Exp Bot. 2005;56:483-94 pubmed
    ..coccifera as water-saving species, and Pistacia lentiscus and P. terebinthus as water-spending species)...
  33. Munné Bosch S, Penuelas J. Photo- and antioxidative protection during summer leaf senescence in Pistacia lentiscus L. grown under Mediterranean field conditions. Ann Bot. 2003;92:385-91 pubmed
    Summer leaf senescence in Pistacia lentiscus L...
  34. Rodriguez Perez C, Quirantes Piné R, Amessis Ouchemoukh N, Madani K, Segura Carretero A, Fernandez Gutierrez A. A metabolite-profiling approach allows the identification of new compounds from Pistacia lentiscus leaves. J Pharm Biomed Anal. 2013;77:167-74 pubmed publisher
    b>Pistacia lentiscus L., commonly known as Mastic tree or lentisk, is a Mediterranean evergreen shrub widely used in traditional medicine to treat such diseases as eczema, diarrhoea, and throat infections...
  35. Garboui S, Borg Karlson A, Palsson K. Tick repellent properties of three Libyan plants. J Med Entomol. 2009;46:1415-9 pubmed
    Specimens of Salvadora persica Wallich (Salvadoraceae), Pistacia atlantica Desfontaines (Anacardiaceae), and Juniperus phoenicea L. (Cupressaceae) were collected at The Green Mountain in northeastern Libya...
  36. Kim H, Neophytou C. Natural anti-inflammatory compounds for the management and adjuvant therapy of inflammatory bowel disease and its drug delivery system. Arch Pharm Res. 2009;32:997-1004 pubmed publisher
    This project aims to investigate the anti-inflammatory properties of mastic [(Pistacia lentiscus var...