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Beta cells AND Polyphenols

Qingxiang Song, Huahua Song, Jianrong Xu, Jialin Huang, Meng Hu, Xiao Gu, Juan Chen, Gang Zheng, Hongzhuan Chen, Xiaoling Gao
Amyloid beta (Aβ) and its aggregation forms in the brain have been suggested as key targets for the therapy of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Therefore, the development of nanocarriers that possess both blood-brain barrier permeability and Aβ-targeting ability is of great importance for the intervention of AD. Here we constructed a biomimetic nanocarrier named apolipoprotein E (ApoE)-reconstituted high density lipoprotein nanocarrier (ANC) from recombinant ApoE and synthetic lipids to achieve the above goals. α-Mangostin (α-M), a polyphenolic agent that can inhibit the formation of Aβ oligomers and fibrils and accelerate Aβ cellular degradation, was used as the model drug...
November 7, 2016: Molecular Pharmaceutics
Weixi Liu, Hang Ma, Nicholas A DaSilva, Kenneth N Rose, Shelby L Johnson, Lu Zhang, Chunpeng Wan, Joel A Dain, Navindra P Seeram
Medicinal plants are promising candidates for Alzheimer's disease (AD) research but there is lack of systematic algorithms and procedures to guide their selection and evaluation. Herein, we developed a Neuroprotective Potential Algorithm (NPA) by evaluating twenty-three standardized and chemically characterized Ayurvedic medicinal plant extracts in a panel of bioassays targeting oxidative stress, carbonyl stress, protein glycation, amyloid beta (Aβ) fibrillation, acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibition, and neuroinflammation...
September 29, 2016: Neurochemistry International
Yu-Tang Chin, Meng-Ti Hsieh, Chi-Yu Lin, Po-Jan Kuo, Yu-Chen S H Yang, Ya-Jung Shih, Hsuan-Yu Lai, Guei-Yun Cheng, Heng-Yuan Tang, Chen-Chen Lee, Sheng-Yang Lee, Ching-Chiung Wang, Hung-Yun Lin, Earl Fu, Jacqueline Whang-Peng, Leroy F Liu
Periodontitis, a chronic infection by periodontopathic bacteria, induces uncontrolled inflammation, which leads to periodontal tissue destruction. 2,3,5,4'-Tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-beta-glucoside (THSG), a polyphenol extracted from Polygoni Multiflori, reportedly has anti-inflammatory properties. In this study, we investigated the mechanisms of THSG on the Porphyromonas gingivalis-induced inflammatory responses in human gingival fibroblasts and animal modeling of ligature-induced periodontitis. Human gingival fibroblast cells were treated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) extracted from P...
2016: Mediators of Inflammation
Koushik Debnath, Shashi Shekhar, Vipendra Kumar, Nihar R Jana, Nikhil R Jana
Green tea polyphenol epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is known for its antiamyloidogenic property, and it is observed that molecular EGCG binds with amyloid structure, redirects fibrillation kinetics, remodels mature fibril, and lowers the amyloid-derived toxicity. However, this unique property of EGCG is difficult to utilize because of their poor chemical stability and substandard bioavailability. Here we report a nanoparticle form of EGCG of 25 nm size (nano-EGCG) which is 10-100 times more efficient than molecular EGCG in inhibiting protein aggregation, disintegrating mature protein aggregates, and lowering amyloidogenic cytotoxicity...
August 10, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Shivesh Ghura, Leon Tai, Ming Zhao, Nicole Collins, Chun-Tao Che, Katherine M Warpeha, Mary Jo LaDu
Although the cause of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is unknown, glial-induced neuroinflammation is an early symptom. Familial AD is caused by increases in amyloid-beta (Aβ) peptide, particularly soluble oligomeric (oAβ), considered a proximal neurotoxin and neuroinflammatory stimuli. APOE4, a naturally occurring genotype of APOE, is the greatest genetic risk factor for AD; increasing risk up to 12-fold compared to APOE3 and APOE2. oAβ-induced neuroinflammation is greater with APOE4 compared to APOE3 and APOE2...
2016: Scientific Reports
Valentina Carito, Mauro Ceccanti, Luigi Tarani, Giampiero Ferraguti, George N Chaldakov, Marco Fiore
BACKGROUND: Polyphenols are probably the most known and investigated molecules of nutritional interest as micronutrients present in abundance in our diet. Some of the most important food sources of polyphenols in the Mediterranean diet are olives and olive oil. A growing body of evidence from animal models to clinical studies indicates that polyphenol compounds may have neuroprotective effects in several pathologies of the nervous system through the control of oxidative stress, inflammation, apoptosis and mitochondrial dysfunction...
2016: Current Medicinal Chemistry
Jie Liu, Hua Su, Qiu-Min Qu
Beta-amyloid (Aβ), the hallmark protein in Alzheimer's disease (AD), induces neurotoxicity that involves oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction, leading to cell death. Carnosic acid (CA), a polyphenolic diterpene isolated from the herb rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis), was investigated in our study to assess its neuroprotective effect and underlying mechanism against Aβ-induced injury in human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells. We found that CA pretreatment alleviated the Aβ25-35-induced loss of cell viability, inhibited both Aβ1-42 accumulation and tau hyperphosphorylation, reduced reactive oxygen species generation, and maintained the mitochondrial membrane potential...
September 2016: Neurochemical Research
Karen K Fugate, Wellington S Ribeiro, Edward C Lulai, Edward L Deckard, Fernando L Finger
Storage temperature affects the rate and extent of wound-healing in a number of root and tuber crops. The effect of storage temperature on wound-healing in sugarbeet (Beta vulgaris L.) roots, however, is largely unknown. Wound-healing of sugarbeet roots was investigated using surface-abraded roots stored at 6 and 12°C for 28 days. Surface abrasions are common injuries of stored roots, and the storage temperatures used are typical of freshly harvested or rapidly cooled roots. Transpiration rate from the wounded surface and root weight loss were used to quantify wound healing...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
Yoshinori Okada, Mizue Okada
INTRODUCTION: Glycation process might contribute to both extensive protein cross-linking and oxidative stress in Alzheimer's disease (AD). The amyloid-like aggregation of glycated bovine serum albumin induces apoptosis in the neuronal cell. Dietary supplementation of antioxidants, vitamins, and polyphenols are beneficial to AD, and consumption of fruits and vegetables reduce the risk of AD. We conducted a screening of 14 aqueous extracts from plant seeds (PSAE) for inhibitory activity on amyloid beta (Aβ)...
April 2016: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
Pallavi Thakur, Raman Chawla, Alka Narula, Rajeev Goel, Rajesh Arora, Rakesh Kumar Sharma
Expression of a multitude of virulence factors by multi-drug resistant microbial strains, e.g., Carbapenem Resistant Escherichia coli (Family: Enterobacteriaceae; Class: Gammaproteobacteria), is responsible for resistance against beta-lactam antibiotics. Hemolysin production and induction of hemagglutination by bacterial surface receptors inflicts direct cytotoxicity by destroying host phagocytic and epithelial cells. We have previously reported that Berberis aristata, Camellia sinensis, Cyperus rotundus Holarrhena antidysenterica and Andrographis paniculata are promising herbal leads for targeting Carbapenem resistant Escherichia coli...
June 2016: Microbial Pathogenesis
Lei Yao, Xiao Gu, Qingxiang Song, Xiaolin Wang, Meng Huang, Meng Hu, Lina Hou, Ting Kang, Jun Chen, Hongzhuan Chen, Xiaoling Gao
Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common form of dementia, is now representing one of the largest global healthcare challenges. However, an effective therapy is still lacking. Accumulation of amyloid-beta (Aβ) in the brain is supposed to trigger pathogenic cascades that eventually lead to AD. Therefore, Aβ clearance strategy is being actively pursued as a promising disease modifying therapy. Here, we found that α-mangostin (α-M), a polyphenolic xanthone derivative from mangosteen, up-regulated low density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) expression in microglia and liver cells, and efficiently facilitated Aβ clearance...
March 28, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
Ricardo Bosch, Neena Philips, Jorge A Suárez-Pérez, Angeles Juarranz, Avani Devmurari, Jovinna Chalensouk-Khaosaat, Salvador González
Photoaging and photocarcinogenesis are primarily due to solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which alters DNA, cellular antioxidant balance, signal transduction pathways, immunology, and the extracellular matrix (ECM). The DNA alterations include UV radiation induced thymine-thymine dimers and loss of tumor suppressor gene p53. UV radiation reduces cellular antioxidant status by generating reactive oxygen species (ROS), and the resultant oxidative stress alters signal transduction pathways such as the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK), the nuclear factor-kappa beta (NF-κB)/p65, the janus kinase (JAK), signal transduction and activation of transcription (STAT) and the nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)...
March 26, 2015: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
Amit Pithadia, Jeffrey R Brender, Carol A Fierke, Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy
Fibrillar aggregates of human islet amyloid polypeptide, hIAPP, a pathological feature seen in some diabetes patients, are a likely causative agent for pancreatic beta-cell toxicity, leading to a transition from a state of insulin resistance to type II diabetes through the loss of insulin producing beta-cells by hIAPP induced toxicity. Because of the probable link between hIAPP and the development of type II diabetes, there has been strong interest in developing reagents to study the aggregation of hIAPP and possible therapeutics to block its toxic effects...
2016: Journal of Diabetes Research
Md Solayman, Yousuf Ali, Fahmida Alam, Md Asiful Islam, Nadia Alam, Md Ibrahim Khalil, Siew Hua Gan
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the most common endocrine metabolic disorders. In addition to exercise and diet, oral anti-diabetic drugs have been used as a part of the management strategy worldwide. Unfortunately, none of the conventional anti-diabetic drugs are without side effects, and these drugs pose an economic burden. Therefore, the investigation of novel anti-diabetic regimens is a major challenge for researchers, in which nature has been the primary resource for the discovery of potential therapeutics...
2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
G Grosso, R Estruch
Current knowledge on the effects of nut consumption on human health has rapidly increased in recent years and it now appears that nuts may play a role in the prevention of chronic age-related diseases. Frequent nut consumption has been associated with better metabolic status, decreased body weight as well as lower body weight gain over time and thus reduce the risk of obesity. The effect of nuts on glucose metabolism, blood lipids, and blood pressure is still controversial. However, significant decreased cardiovascular risk has been reported in a number of observational and clinical intervention studies...
February 2016: Maturitas
Krisztina Hagymási, Anna Egresi, Gabriella Lengyel
In the past years great importance has been attributed to antioxidant therapy in the prevention and treatment of disorders developed in connection with oxidative stress. After initial success, undesirable effects, toxicities, and prooxidant effects of antioxidants were reported [CARET, ATBC study]. In addition, metaanalyses failed to confirm the role of antioxidant supplementation in the primary and secondary prevention. The authors review the prooxidant effects of antioxidants, and their role in cell signalling and cell process modulation...
November 22, 2015: Orvosi Hetilap
Nathalie Auberval, Stéphanie Dal, William Bietiger, Elodie Seyfritz, Jean Peluso, Christian Muller, Minjie Zhao, Eric Marchioni, Michel Pinget, Nathalie Jeandidier, Elisa Maillard, Valérie Schini-Kerth, Séverine Sigrist
The in vitro methods currently used to screen bioactive compounds focus on the use of a single model of oxidative stress. However, this simplistic view may lead to conflicting results. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antioxidant properties of two natural extracts (a mix of red wine polyphenols (RWPs) and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)) with three models of oxidative stress induced with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), a mixture of hypoxanthine and xanthine oxidase (HX/XO), or streptozotocin (STZ) in RINm5F beta cells...
2015: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Stefania Rigacci, Caterina Miceli, Chiara Nediani, Andrea Berti, Roberta Cascella, Daniela Pantano, Pamela Nardiello, Ilaria Luccarini, Fiorella Casamenti, Massimo Stefani
The healthy effects of plant polyphenols, some of which characterize the so-called Mediterranean diet, have been shown to arise from epigenetic and biological modifications resulting, among others, in autophagy stimulation. Our previous work highlighted the beneficial effects of oleuropein aglycone (OLE), the main polyphenol found in the extra virgin olive oil, against neurodegeneration both in cultured cells and in model organisms, focusing, in particular, autophagy activation. In this study we investigated more in depth the molecular and cellular mechanisms of autophagy induction by OLE using cultured neuroblastoma cells and an OLE-fed mouse model of amylod beta (Aβ) deposition...
November 3, 2015: Oncotarget
Prachi Gupta, Sundar P Authimoolam, J Zach Hilt, Thomas D Dziubla
UNLABELLED: PβAE polymers have emerged as highly promising candidates for biomedical and drug delivery applications owing to their tunable, degradable and pH sensitive properties. These polymeric systems can serve as prodrug carriers for the delivery of bioactive compounds which suffer from poor aqueous solubility, low bioavailability and are biologically unstable, such as the antioxidant, quercetin. Using acrylate functionalized quercetin, it is possible to incorporate the polyphenol into the backbone of the polymer matrix, permitting slow release of the intact molecule which is perfectly timed with the polymer degradation...
November 2015: Acta Biomaterialia
Miho Yoshida Yamakawa, Kazuyuki Uchino, Yasuhiro Watanabe, Tadashi Adachi, Mami Nakanishi, Hikari Ichino, Kunihiro Hongo, Tomohiro Mizobata, Saori Kobayashi, Kenji Nakashima, Yasushi Kawata
OBJECTIVES: The pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is strongly correlated with the aggregation and deposition of the amyloid beta (Aβ1-42) peptide in fibrillar form, and many studies have shown that plant-derived polyphenols are capable of attenuating AD progression in various disease models. In this study, we set out to correlate the effects of anthocyanoside extracts (Vaccinium myrtillus anthocyanoside (VMA)) obtained from bilberry on the in vitro progression of Aβ fibril formation with the in vivo effects of this compound on AD pathogenesis...
2016: Nutritional Neuroscience
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