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March 16, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294699/chia-oil-enriched-restructured-pork-effects-on-oxidative-and-inflammatory-status-of-aged-rats-fed-high-cholesterol-high-fat-diets
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Jorge Arturo Santos-López, Alba Garcimartín, María Elvira López-Oliva, Mirandeli Bautista-Ávila, María José González-Muñoz, Sara Bastida, Juana Benedí, Francisco José Sánchez-Muniz
Chia oil has the highest recognized α-linolenic acid (ALA) content. ALA is associated with beneficial changes in plasma lipids and the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Present article aims to analyze the effect of Chia oil-enriched restructured pork (RP) on aged rats in a nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) model. Groups of six male Wistar rats (1-year old) were fed the experimental diets: control RP diet (C) noncholesterol high saturated; cholesterol-enriched high-saturated fat/high-cholesterol control RP diet (HC) with added cholesterol and cholic acid; and Chia oil- or Hydroxytyrosol RP cholesterol-enriched high-saturated fat/high cholesterol (CHIA and HxT)...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277823/the-impact-of-virgin-coconut-oil-and-high-oleic-safflower-oil-on-body-composition-lipids-and-inflammatory-markers-in-postmenopausal-women
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Margaret Harris, Andrea Hutchins, Lisa Fryda
This randomized crossover study compared the impact of virgin coconut oil (VCO) to safflower oil (SO) on body composition and cardiovascular risk factors. Twelve postmenopausal women (58.8 ± 3.7 year) consumed 30 mL VCO or SO for 28 days, with a 28-day washout. Anthropometrics included body weight and hip and waist circumference. Fat percent for total body, android and gynoid, fat mass, and lean mass were measured using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Women maintained their typical diet recording 28 days of food records during the study...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165846/further-highlighting-on-the-prevention-of-oxidative-damage-by-polyphenol-rich-wine-extracts
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Sara Salucci, Sabrina Burattini, Francesco Maria Giordano, Simone Lucarini, Giuseppe Diamantini, Elisabetta Falcieri
Wine contains various polyphenols such as flavonoids, anthocyanins, and tannins. These molecules are responsible for the quality of wines, influencing their astringency, bitterness, and color and they are considered to have antioxidant activity. Polyphenols, extracted from grapes during the processes of vinification, could protect the body cells against reactive oxygen species level increase and could be useful to rescue several pathologies where oxidative stress represents the main cause. For that, in this study, red and white wine, provided by an Italian vinery (Marche region), have been analyzed...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146364/antimutagenic-antirecombinogenic-and-antitumor-effect-of-amygdalin-in-a-yeast-cell-based-test-and-mammalian-cell-lines
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Atanaska Todorova, Margarita Pesheva, Ivan Iliev, Krum Bardarov, Teodora Todorova
Amygdalin is a major component of the seeds of Rosaceae family of plants such as apricots, peaches, cherry, nectarines, apples, plums, and so on, as well as almonds. It is used in alternative medicine for cancer prevention, alleviation of fever, cough suppression, and quenching thirst. The aim of the present study is to determine the mutagenic and recombinogenic effects of amygdalin in a test system Saccharomyces cerevisiae and to evaluate its potential antitumor effect in a yeast cell-based test and colon cancer cell lines...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296596/correction-to-journal-of-medicinal-food-2017-20-124-130
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March 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296595/time-course-effect-of-r-alpha-lipoic-acid-on-cellular-metabolomics-in-cultured-hepatoma-cells
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Naoko Ikuta, Keita Chikamoto, Yuya Asano, Yoshiaki Yasui, Haruka Yokokawa, Keiji Terao, Gerald Rimbach, Seiichi Matsugo
Alpha-lipoic acid (LA) is a powerful antioxidant. LA has two enantiomers, R(+)-LA (R-LA) and S(-)-LA (S-LA). Of these, R-LA is naturally occurring and an essential cofactor in energy metabolism. R-LA treatment has been reported to affect glucose metabolism in rat hepatoma cells. This study analyzed the time course of metabolite levels in LA-treated cultured H4IIEC3 rat hepatoma cells, including a specific evaluation of the effect of R-LA and the enantioselectivity of LA. Principal component analysis showed that this experiment was well designed to observe enantioselectivity...
March 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296594/vasodilatory-effects-of-combined-traditional-chinese-medicinal-herbs-in-optimized-ratio
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Yean Chun Loh, Chu Shan Tan, Yung Sing Ch'ng, Mariam Ahmad, Mohd Zaini Asmawi, Mun Fei Yam
Recently, a new syndromic disease combination theory of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for hypertensive treatment has been introduced. In the wake of this new concept, a new science-based TCM formula that counteracts various syndromes is needed. The objective of this study was to develop such a formula. Five of the most clinically prescribed TCM herbs that work on different syndromes, namely Gastrodia elata, Uncaria rhynchophylla, Pueraria thomsonii, Panax notoginseng, and Alisma orientale, were selected for this study...
March 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296593/protocatechuic-acid-enhances-osteogenesis-but-inhibits-adipogenesis-in-c3h10t1-2-and-3t3-l1-cells
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Adriana Rivera-Piza, Young Jae An, Do Kyung Kim, Sung-Hyen Lee, Jung-Bong Kim, Jung-Sook Choi, Sung-Joon Lee
Abnormal activation of adipogenesis in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and preadipocyte cells is associated with human metabolic disorders, such as osteoporosis and obesity. This study investigated the biological effects of protocatechuic acid (PCA) on the modulation of osteogenesis and adipogenesis in cultured cells. PCA stimulation of MSCs significantly increased intracellular mineralization during osteogenesis, but reduced lipid accumulation in both MSCs and 3T3-L1 preadipocyte cells during adipogenesis. Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and immunoblotting analyses showed a dose-dependent upregulation of proosteogenic runt-related transcription factor 2 due to induction of β-catenin...
March 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296592/ethanol-extract-of-capsella-bursa-pastoris-improves-hepatic-steatosis-through-inhibition-of-histone-acetyltransferase-activity
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Hyo-Kyoung Choi, Eun Ju Shin, Su Jin Park, Haeng Jeon Hur, Jae Ho Park, Min-Yu Chung, Myung Sunny Kim, Jin-Taek Hwang
Histone lysine acetylation is thought to play a role in regulating the balance between energy storage and energy expenditure. However, the epigenetic mechanisms by which food phytochemicals influence metabolic processes in the liver have not been thoroughly investigated. In this study, we investigated the effect of an ethanol extract of Capsella bursa-pastoris (ECB) on histone acetyltransferase (HAT) inhibition, and whether it could thereby attenuate lipid accumulation in vitro and in vivo. We observed that ECB inhibits HAT activity as assessed by colorimetric and autoradiography assay systems...
March 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296591/hypolipidemic-and-antioxidant-effects-of-malus-toringoides-rehd-hughes-leaves-in-high-fat-diet-induced-hyperlipidemic-rats
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Shan Huang, Haifeng Liu, Ning Meng, Bin Li, Jule Wang
Malus toringoides (Rehd.) Hughes (MT) leaves are traditionally used as a medicine for treating or preventing cardiovascular disease in Tibet. In addition to the effect of this medicinal plant on thrombosis, we tested its effect on dyslipidemia in a hypolipidemic rat model. A total of 60 healthy Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into six groups, as follows: normal control, model control, simvastatin groups, and MT low-, medium-, and high-dose groups. The normal controls were fed with a normal diet, whereas all other groups were fed with a high-fat diet...
March 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296590/transport-of-a-novel-angiotensin-i-converting-enzyme-inhibitory-peptide-ala-his-leu-leu-across-human-intestinal-epithelial-caco-2-cells
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Ying Li, Jiangtao Zhao, Xiaoli Liu, Xiudong Xia, Ying Wang, Jianzhong Zhou
The transport behavior and absorption mechanism of Ala-His-Leu-Leu (AHLL) intestinal absorption in Caco-2 cell monolayers were clarified systemically. The safe absorptive concentration of AHLL was 200 μg/mL, which was determined by the 3-(4,5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl)-2,5-diphenyl-2H-tetrazolium bromide assay. The permeation of AHLL was concentration dependent in a bidirectional transfer and reached a plateau at 90 min. The efflux ratio was above 0.5, suggesting that AHLL was absorbed by both active transport and passive diffusion...
March 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296589/correction-to-journal-of-medicinal-food-2017-20-189-196
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March 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296588/a-healthy-balance-of-plasma-cholesterol-by-a-novel-annurca-apple-based-nutraceutical-formulation-results-of-a-randomized-trial
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Gian Carlo Tenore, Domenico Caruso, Giuseppe Buonomo, Maria D'Avino, Pietro Campiglia, Luciana Marinelli, Ettore Novellino
Cardiovascular diseases are nowadays preferential targets of preventive medicine through a straightforward therapy on lipid profile. However, statins, the first-line lipid-lowering drug therapy, specifically act on low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), having a modest effect on plasma high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) concentrations. Today, a number of novel HDL-targeted therapies are emerging, along with unexpected side effects. Thus, novel and possibly safe substances, able to correct impaired lipid profile in humans, are still in great demand...
March 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256936/proteomic-analysis-of-the-neurotrophic-effect-of-gelidium-amansii-in-primary-cultured-neurons
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Md Abdul Hannan, Md Mohibbullah, Yong-Ki Hong, Il Soo Moon
Gelidium amansii is an edible and economically important red alga consumed in South Eastern Asia. In previous studies, we reported that the ethanol extracts of G. amansii (GAE) has promising modulatory activity with respect to the morphological and functional maturation of hippocampal neurons in culture. In this study, we show that the chloroform (CHCl3) subfraction of GAE and the ethyl acetate (EtOAc) fraction dose-dependently promoted neurite outgrowth, and their effects were comparable with that of GAE. We further assessed in cultured cortical neurons, proteins differentially expressed in the presence/absence of the GAE, CHCl3 subfraction, and the EtOAc fraction by 2D-PAGE and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry...
March 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170279/regulation-of-gip-and-ghrelin-in-healthy-subjects-fed-on-sun-dried-raisins-a-pilot-study-with-a-crossover-trial-design
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Andriana C Kaliora, Panagiotis T Kanellos, Aristea Gioxari, Vaios T Karathanos
The comparative effects of glucose and fructose on appetite and specifically on hormones regulating appetite remain controversial, and the role of different types of sugars has not been investigated broadly. To estimate the effect of raisins, a dried fruit rich in fructose, fibers, and phenolics, on hormones involved in the postprandial response. Ten healthy normal-weight subjects received in a crossover design 74 g raisins or 50 g glucose as reference food. Glucose, insulin, and appetite hormones were measured at time 0 and 60, 120, and 180 min after consumption...
March 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121488/the-potential-role-of-an-endotoxin-tolerance-like-mechanism-for-the-anti-inflammatory-effect-of-spirulina-platensis-organic-extract-in-macrophages
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Tho X Pham, Young-Ki Park, Minkyung Bae, Ji-Young Lee
Endotoxin tolerance is a phenomenon where exposure of innate immune cells to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induces a refractory state to subsequent endotoxin exposures. The goal of this study was to investigate if Spirulina platensis organic extract (SPE) induces an endotoxin tolerance-like state. We used splenocytes and peritoneal macrophages from C57BL/6J mice fed a high-fat/high-sucrose (HF/HS) control or a HF/HS diet containing 0.25% (w/w) SPE for 16 weeks for ex vivo LPS stimulation and endotoxin-tolerant (ET) macrophages to evaluate the effects of SPE on endotoxin tolerance...
March 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121480/antihyperglycemic-effect-of-quercetin-in-ovariectomized-rats-treated-with-tamoxifen
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Fernanda Coleraus Silva, Isabella Calvo Bramatti, Adrieli Gorlin Toledo, Fernando Marques Salles, Ana Maria Itinose, Carla Brugin Marek
Tamoxifen is effective in breast cancer therapy in postmenopausal women; however, it causes adverse effects that alter the glycolytic pathway and induce hyperglycemia. Quercetin, a flavonoid with antioxidant potential, inhibits butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE), which is positively associated with hyperglycemia. Therefore, this study investigated the effect of quercetin on tamoxifen-induced hyperglycemia, using BuChE activity as a bioindicator in adult ovariectomized Wistar rats. The ovariectomized rats were treated orally for 14 days with different concentrations of quercetin (2...
March 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103133/role-of-choline-in-the-modulation-of-degenerative-processes-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-studies
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Tania Merinas-Amo, Inmaculada Tasset-Cuevas, Antonio M Díaz-Carretero, Ángeles Alonso-Moraga, Fernando Calahorro
The purpose of the present study was to examine the nutraceutical potential of choline as an added value to its well-known brain nutrient role. Several toxicity, antitoxicity, genotoxicity, antigenotoxicity, and longevity endpoints were checked in the somatic mutation and recombination test in in vivo Drosophila animal model. Cytotoxicity in human leukemia-60 cell line (HL-60) promyelocytic and NIH3T3 mouse fibroblast cells, proapoptotic DNA fragmentation, comet assay, methylation status, and macroautophagy (MA) activity were tested in in vitro assays...
March 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146411/neuroprotective-effect-of-halophyte-salicornia-herbacea-l-is-mediated-by-activation-of-heme-oxygenase-1-in-mouse-hippocampal-ht22-cells
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Min Sun Kim, Ji Yeon Seo, Jisun Oh, Yu Kyung Jang, Choong Hwan Lee, Jong-Sang Kim
Salicornia herbacea L. (glasswort, tungtungmadi in Korean), a halophyte that grows in salt marshes and muddy seashores along the western coast of Korea, has been used as a seasoning vegetable and a folk medicine for intestinal ailments, nephropathy, and hepatitis. As the salt-tolerant herb was reported to contain antioxidants, including tungtungmadic acid, quercetin, and chlorogenic acid, we hypothesized that the ethanolic extract of S. herbacea L. (SH extract) enriched with antioxidative compounds will have neuroprotective activity...
February 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
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