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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329275/chitosan-starch-films-with-natural-extracts-physical-chemical-morphological-and-thermal-properties
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Jessica I Lozano-Navarro, Nancy P Díaz-Zavala, Carlos Velasco-Santos, José A Melo-Banda, Ulises Páramo-García, Francisco Paraguay-Delgado, Ricardo García-Alamilla, Ana L Martínez-Hernández, Samuel Zapién-Castillo
The aim of this study is to analyze the properties of a series of polysaccharide composite films, such as apparent density, color, the presence of functional groups, morphology, and thermal stability, as well as the correlation between them and their antimicrobial and optical properties. Natural antioxidants such as anthocyanins (from cranberry; blueberry and pomegranate); betalains (from beetroot and pitaya); resveratrol (from grape); and thymol and carvacrol (from oregano) were added to the films. Few changes in the position and intensity of the FTIR spectra bands were observed despite the low content of extract added to the films...
January 12, 2018: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313259/feasibility-and-transcriptomic-analysis-of-betalain-production-by-biomembrane-surface-fermentation-of-penicillium-novae-zelandiae
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Hailei Wang, Yi Li, Kun Zhang, Yingqun Ma, Ping Li
In this study, a biomembrane surface fermentation was used to produce red pigments of Penicillium novae-zelandiae, and the significant improvement in pigment production by the addition of 0.4 g/L of tyrosine demonstrated that the red pigments probably contained betalain. Therefore, one red pigment was purified, and identified as 2-decarboxybetanin by high-resolution mass spectrometry (MS) and MS/MS analysis. Transcriptomic analysis revealed the differentially expressed genes and metabolic profile of P. novae-zelandiae in response to different cultivations and exhibited the complete biosynthetic pathway of 2-decarboxybetanin in P...
January 8, 2018: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311764/effects-of-beetroot-juice-supplementation-on-intermittent-high-intensity-exercise-efforts
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REVIEW
Raúl Domínguez, José Luis Maté-Muñoz, Eduardo Cuenca, Pablo García-Fernández, Fernando Mata-Ordoñez, María Carmen Lozano-Estevan, Pablo Veiga-Herreros, Sandro Fernandes da Silva, Manuel Vicente Garnacho-Castaño
Beetroot juice contains high levels of inorganic nitrate (NO3-) and its intake has proved effective at increasing blood nitric oxide (NO) concentrations. Given the effects of NO in promoting vasodilation and blood flow with beneficial impacts on muscle contraction, several studies have detected an ergogenic effect of beetroot juice supplementation on exercise efforts with high oxidative energy metabolism demands. However, only a scarce yet growing number of investigations have sought to assess the effects of this supplement on performance at high-intensity exercise...
2018: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287358/process-optimization-for-the-preparation-of-antioxidant-rich-ginger-candy-using-beetroot-pomace-extract
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Vikas Kumar, Rinku Kushwaha, Ankit Goyal, Beenu Tanwar, Jaspreet Kaur
Now-a-days, there is an increased interest in fruits and vegetables processing by-products due to potential source of phytochemicals and pigments. Beetroot (Beta vulgaris) pomace extract is a rich source of betalain, phenolics and other bioactive components, which possess significant antioxidant activities. In the present study, process optimization was performed for developing ginger (Zingiber officinale) candy enriched with beetroot pomace extract using response surface methodology (RSM). The effect of two process variables: blanching time (0-10 min) and beetroot pomace extract (0-10%) was evaluated on physicochemical characteristics and phytochemicals content of the developed product...
April 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247865/bioproduction-of-a-betalain-color-palette-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Parbir S Grewal, Cyrus Modavi, Zachary N Russ, Nicholas C Harris, John E Dueber
Betalains are a family of natural pigments found exclusively in the plant order Caryophyllales. All members of this chemical family are biosynthesized through the common intermediate betalamic acid, which is capable of spontaneously condensing with various primary and secondary amines to produce betalains. Of particular interest is the red-violet betanin, most commonly obtained from Beta vulgaris (beet) as a natural food dye. We demonstrate the first complete microbial production of betanin in Saccharomyces cerevisiae from glucose, an early step towards a fermentation process enabling rapid, on-demand production of this natural dye...
December 13, 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244746/effects-of-beetroot-juice-supplementation-on-a-30-s-high-intensity-inertial-cycle-ergometer-test
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Raul Domínguez, Manuel Vicente Garnacho-Castaño, Eduardo Cuenca, Pablo García-Fernández, Arturo Muñoz-González, Fernando de Jesús, María Del Carmen Lozano-Estevan, Sandro Fernandes da Silva, Pablo Veiga-Herreros, José Luis Maté-Muñoz
Background: Beetroot juice (BJ) is rich in inorganic nitrates and has proved effective at increasing blood nitric oxide (NO) levels. When used as a supplement BJ has shown an ergogenic effect on cardiorespiratory resistance exercise modalities, yet few studies have examined its impact on high intensity efforts. Objective: To assess the effects of BJ intake on anaerobic performance in a Wingate test. Methods: Fifteen trained men (age 21.46 ± 1.72 years, height 1.78 ± 0.07 cm and weight 76.90 ± 8.67 kg) undertook a 30-s maximum intensity test on an inertial cycle ergometer after drinking 70 mL of BJ (5...
December 15, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223585/influence-of-dietary-nitrate-food-forms-on-nitrate-metabolism-and-blood-pressure-in-healthy-normotensive-adults
#7
Sinead T J McDonagh, Lee J Wylie, James M A Webster, Anni Vanhatalo, Andrew M Jones
Inorganic nitrate (NO3-) supplementation has been shown to improve cardiovascular health indices in healthy adults. The purpose of this study was to investigate how the vehicle of NO3- administration can influence NO3- metabolism and the subsequent blood pressure response. Ten healthy males consumed an acute equimolar dose of NO3- (∼5.76 mmol) in the form of a concentrated beetroot juice drink (BR; 55 mL), a non-concentrated beetroot juice drink (BL; 456 mL) and a solid beetroot flapjack (BF; 60 g). A drink containing soluble beetroot crystals (BC; ∼1...
December 6, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211505/the-effect-of-dietary-nitrate-on-nocturnal-sleep-disordered-breathing-and-arterial-oxygen-desaturation-at-high-altitude
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Alexander Patrician, Harald Engan, David Lundsten, Ludger Grote, Helena Vigetun-Haughey, Erika Schagatay
Patrician, Alexander, Harald Engan, David Lundsten, Ludger Grote, Helena Vigetun-Haughey, and Erika Schagatay. The effect of dietary nitrate on nocturnal sleep-disordered breathing and arterial oxygen desaturation at high altitude. High Alt Med Biol 00:000-000, 2017.-Sleep-disordered breathing and fluctuations in arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2) are common during sleep among lowlanders ascending to high altitude. Dietary nitrate (NO3-) supplementation has been shown to lower the O2 consumption in various conditions...
December 6, 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199111/changes-in-body-posture-alter-plasma-nitrite-but-not-nitrate-concentration-in-humans
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Luke Liddle, Christopher Monaghan, Mia C Burleigh, Luke C McIlvenna, David J Muggeridge, Chris Easton
PURPOSE: This study evaluated the change (Δ) in plasma volume (PV), nitrate [NO3-], and nitrite [NO2-] concentration following changes in posture in the presence and absence of elevated plasma [NO3-] and [NO2-] METHODS: Fourteen healthy participants completed two trials that were preceded by either supplementation with NO3--rich beetroot juice (BR; total of ∼31 mmol NO3-) or no supplementation (CON). Both trials comprised 30 min of lying supine followed by 2 min of standing, 2 min of sitting and 5 min of sub-maximal cycling...
November 30, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193458/high-prevalence-of-clostridium-difficile-on-retail-root-vegetables-western-australia
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S C Lim, N F Foster, B Elliott, T V Riley
AIMS: The incidence of community-associated Clostridium difficile infection (CA-CDI) in Australia has increased since mid-2011. With reports of clinically important C. difficile strains being isolated from retail foods in Europe and North America, a foodborne source of C. difficile in cases of CA-CDI is a possibility. This study represents the first to investigate the prevalence and genotypes of C. difficile in Australian retail vegetables. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 300 root vegetables grown in Western Australia (WA) were collected from retail stores and farmers' markets...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190751/acute-effect-of-dietary-nitrate-on-forearm-muscle-oxygenation-blood-volume-and-strength-in-older-adults-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#11
Gustavo Vieira de Oliveira, Marina Morgado, Carlos Adam Conte-Junior, Thiago Silveira Alvares
Both recovery time of post-exercise muscle oxygenation and muscle strength decline with aging. Although beetroot consumption has been shown to improve muscle oxygenation and exercise performance in adults, these effects in the elderly has not been addressed. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of a beetroot-based gel (BG) on muscle O2 saturation, blood volume (tHb) and handgrip strength in the elderly in response to handgrip exercise. In a randomized crossover double-blind design, twelve older subjects consumed BG (100 g of beetroot-based gel containing ~ 12 mmol nitrate) or PLA (100 g of nitrate-depleted gel nitrate-depleted)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165355/acute-effects-of-nitrate-rich-beetroot-juice-on-blood-pressure-hemostasis-and-vascular-inflammation-markers-in-healthy-older-adults-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-crossover-study
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Kyle Raubenheimer, Danica Hickey, Michael Leveritt, Robert Fassett, Joaquin Ortiz de Zevallos Munoz, Jason D Allen, David Briskey, Tony J Parker, Graham Kerr, Jonathan M Peake, Natalie M Pecheniuk, Oliver Neubauer
Aging is associated with a vasoconstrictive, pro-coagulant, and pro-inflammatory profile of arteries and a decline in the bioavailability of the endothelium-derived molecule nitric oxide. Dietary nitrate elicits vasodilatory, anti-coagulant and anti-inflammatory effects in younger individuals, but little is known about whether these benefits are evident in older adults. We investigated the effects of 140 mL of nitrate-rich (HI-NI; containing 12.9 mmol nitrate) versus nitrate-depleted beetroot juice (LO-NI; containing ≤0...
November 22, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141968/the-nitrate-independent-blood-pressure-lowering-effect-of-beetroot-juice-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Zahra Bahadoran, Parvin Mirmiran, Ali Kabir, Fereidoun Azizi, Asghar Ghasemi
Beetroot is considered a complementary treatment for hypertension because of its high content of inorganic NO3 This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to clarify several aspects of beetroot juice supplementation on systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP). We searched PubMed, Scopus, and Embase databases, and the reference lists of previous reviews. Randomized clinical trials that investigated the effects of beetroot juice on resting blood pressure in humans were recruited for quality assessment, meta-analyses, subgroup analyses, and meta-regressions; of these, 22 were conducted between 2009 and 2017 and included a total of 47 intervention (n = 650) and 43 control (n = 598) groups...
November 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129982/antioxidant-capacity-and-major-phenol-compounds-of-horticultural-plant-materials-not-usually-used
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Stina C M Burri, Anders Ekholm, Åsa Håkansson, Eva Tornberg, Kimmo Rumpunen
Horticultural plant materials not usually used from onion, carrot, beetroot, sea buckthorn, black and red currants as well as a wastewater powder from olive oil production were analyzed for total phenols content (FC), ferric reducing ability of plasma (FRAP), radical scavenging capacity (ABTS), and for major phenolic compounds by HPLC-MS. Antioxidant capacity and phenol content varied significantly between species and cultivars, with extracts of sea buckthorn leaves being superior. In different species, different phenolic compounds were closely associated with FRAP, ABTS and FC...
November 2017: Journal of Functional Foods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125915/a-pilot-study-investigating-reactive-oxygen-species-production-in-capillary-blood-after-a-marathon-and-the-influence-of-an-antioxidant-rich-beetroot-juice
#15
Tom Clifford, Amy Bowman, Tess Capper, Dean M Allerton, Emma Foster, Mark Birch-Machin, Georg Lietz, Glyn Howatson, Emma J Stevenson
We report that reactive oxygen species (ROS), as measured in capillary blood taken from the finger-tip, increased after a marathon (+128% P < 0.01; ES = 1.17), indicating that this collection method might be useful for measuring ROS in field settings. However, mitochondrial DNA damage remained unchanged. Beetroot juice, taken before and after exercise, was unable to mitigate exercise induced-ROS production, questioning its use an antioxidant rich-food.
November 10, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108664/the-effect-of-acute-and-7-days-dietary-nitrate-on-mechanical-efficiency-exercise-performance-and-cardiac-biomarkers-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Rosanne J H C G Beijers, Stephanie M D Huysmans, Coby van de Bool, Boris R M Kingma, Lex B Verdijk, Luc J C van Loon, Steven J R Meex, Harry R Gosker, Annemie M W J Schols
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Many COPD patients have a reduced exercise capacity and mechanical efficiency and are at increased cardiometabolic risk. This study aimed to assess acute and 7-days effects of dietary nitrate on mechanical efficiency, exercise performance and cardiac biomarkers in patients with COPD. METHODS: This double-blind, randomized cross-over placebo controlled trial included 20 mild-to-moderate COPD patients (66.6 ± 7.5 years) with moderate exercise impairments and decreased mechanical efficiency, normal BMI (26 ± 3 kg/m(2)) but high prevalence of abdominal obesity (83...
October 31, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098339/a-biomimetic-approach-to-conjugate-vitamin-b6-cofactor-with-the-lysozyme-cocooned-fluorescent-auncs-and-its-application-in-turn-on-sensing-of-zinc-ii-in-environmental-and-biological-samples
#17
Shilpa Bothra, Lavanya Thilak Babu, Priyankar Paira, S K Ashok Kumar, Rajender Kumar, Suban K Sahoo
This communication focusses on the synthesis of red fluorescent lysozyme cocooned gold nanoclusters (Lyso-AuNCs) that have been successfully applied for the selective and specific recognition of the vitamin B6 cofactor pyridoxal-5'-phosphate (PLP). The red fluorescence of Lyso-AuNCs showed remarkable color change to yellow upon conjugation with PLP due to the formation of a Schiff base between the free -NH2 present in the lysozyme and the -CHO group of PLP. The developed PLP conjugated Lyso-AuNCs (PLP_Lyso-AuNCs) was applied for the selective turn-on recognition of Zn(2+) ions in aqueous medium...
November 2, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091471/the-effect-of-a-dietary-nitrate-supplementation-in-the-form-of-a-single-shot-of-beetroot-juice-on-static-and-dynamic-apnoea-performance
#18
Matthew J Barlow, Antonis Elia, Oliver M Shannon, Angeliki Zacharogianni, Angelica Lodin-Sundstrom
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of the present study was to assess the effects of acute nitrate (NO3(-))-rich beetroot juice supplementation on peripheral oxygen saturation (SpO2), heart rate (HR), and pulmonary gas exchange during submaximal static and dynamic apnoea. METHODS: Nine (six male, three female) trained apneists (age: 39.6 ± 8.2 years, stature: 170.4 ± 11.5cm, body mass: 72.0 ± 11.5 kg) performed three submaximal static apnoeas at 60%, 70% and 80% of the participant's current reported personal best time, followed by three submaximal (~ 75% or personal best distance) dynamic apnoeas following the consumption of either a 140 ml concentrated NO3(-)-rich beetroot juice (BRJ; 7...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082595/cutaneous-reactive-hyperaemia-is-unaltered-by-dietary-nitrate-supplementation-in-healthy-humans
#19
Brett J Wong, Jeremy T Keen, Erica L Levitt
The purpose of this study was to determine whether nitrate supplementation augments cutaneous reactive hyperaemia. Seven participants were tested pre- and postnitrate supplementation (25 ml beetroot juice); participants consumed one shot per day for 3 days. Participants were instrumented with two microdialysis fibres: control (Ringer's solution) and NO synthase inhibition (20 mM L-NAME). Skin blood flow was measured via laser-Doppler flowmetry (LDF). A blood pressure cuff was placed on the experimental arm and inflated to 250 mmHg for 5 mins to occlude arterial inflow...
October 29, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077028/performance-and-health-benefits-of-dietary-nitrate-supplementation-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Luke Stanaway, Kay Rutherfurd-Markwick, Rachel Page, Ajmol Ali
Supplementation with nitrate (NO₃(-))-rich beetroot juice has been shown to improve exercise performance and cardiovascular (CV) responses, due to an increased nitric oxide (NO) availability. However, it is unclear whether these benefits are greater in older adults who have an age-related decrease in NO and higher risk of disease. This systematic review examines 12 randomised, crossover, control trials, investigating food-based NO₃(-) supplementation in older adults and its potential benefits on physiological and cognitive performances, and CV, cerebrovascular and metabolic health...
October 27, 2017: Nutrients
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