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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762310/sarcopenia-aging-and-prospective-interventional-strategies
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Tyler B Waltz, Elayne M Fivenson, Marya Morevati, Chuanhao Li, Kevin G Becker, Vilhelm A Bohr, Evandro Fei Fang
Sarcopenia, or age-related muscle decline, occurs in most organisms and burdens both human health and the healthcare system. As our population ages, additional options for treating sarcopenia are needed. Mitochondrial dysfunction is implicated in the onset of sarcopenia, so therapies directed at improving mitochondrial function in muscle should be considered. Many naturally-occurring compounds, derived from commonly consumed foods, possess anti-sarcopenic effects, such asnicotinamide riboside, tomatidine, and Urolithin A...
July 31, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757461/safety-assessment-of-urolithin-a-a-metabolite-produced-by-the-human-gut-microbiota-upon-dietary-intake-of-plant-derived-ellagitannins-and-ellagic-acid
#2
Jacqueline Heilman, Pénélope Andreux, Nga Tran, Chris Rinsch, William Blanco-Bose
Urolithins are metabolites produced in the gut following consumption of ellagitannins and ellagic acid rich foods such as pomegranates, nuts and certain berries. Urolithin A (UA) is one of the predominant isoforms of urolithins in humans and has demonstrated compelling biological activities, suggesting potential benefits of direct consumption of UA. However, an evaluation of the safety of direct administration of UA has not yet been published. The aim of this study was to investigate for the first time the genotoxicity, toxicokinetics, and repeated dose safety of orally administered synthetic UA in rats...
July 27, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731232/a-comprehensive-review-of-agrimoniin
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REVIEW
Daniel M Grochowski, Krystyna Skalicka-Woźniak, Ilkay Erdogan Orhan, Jianbo Xiao, Marcello Locatelli, Jakub P Piwowarski, Sebastian Granica, Michał Tomczyk
Plant tannins are a unique class of polyphenols with relatively high molecular weights. Within the ellagitannins group, agrimoniin--dimeric ellagitannin--is one of the most representative compounds found in many plant materials belonging to the Rosaceae family. Agrimoniin was first isolated in 1982 from roots of Agrimonia pilosa Ledeb. (Rosaceae), a plant traditionally used in Japan and China as an antidiarrheal, hemostatic, and antiparasitic agent. Agrimoniin is a constituent of medicinal plants, which are often applied orally in the form of infusions, decoctions, or tinctures...
July 21, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728453/incomplete-metabolism-of-phytoestrogens-by-gut-microbiota-from-children-under-the-age-of-three
#4
Pilar Gaya, Abel Sánchez-Jiménez, Ángela Peirotén, Margarita Medina, José Maria Landete
Phytoestrogens are plant-derived polyphenols with structural and functional similarities to mammalian oestrogens. The aim of this work was to study the metabolism of phytoestrogens by children's intestinal microbiota and to compare it with previous results in adults. Faecal samples of 24 healthy children were subjected to phytoestrogen fermentation assay. Only one child produced equol, while O-desmethylangolensin was found in all. Urolithin production was detected in 14 children and enterolactone in 10. Further comparison with the metabolism of phytoestrogens by adult intestinal microbiota reflected that glycitein, dihydrogenistein, urolithins D and E, enterolactone, secoisolariciresinol and arctigenin were the most important metabolites differentiating between adult and child microbial gut metabolism...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726389/antimelanogenic-effect-of-urolithin-a-and-urolithin-b-the-colonic-metabolites-of-ellagic-acid-in-b16-melanoma-cells
#5
Shang-Ta Wang, Wei-Chia Chang, Chen Hsu, Nan-Wei Su
Antimelanogenic agents from natural sources have been widely investigated. Urolithin A (UA) and B (UB), the main gut microflora metabolites of dietary ellagic acid derivatives, have various bioactivities such as anti-inflammatory and antiaging effects. In this study, the metabolites were found to possess depigmentation efficacy by suppressing tyrosinase activity. Both UA and UB could attenuate melanogenesis in B16 melanoma cells to 55.1 ± 3.8 and 76.4 ± 17.4% of control at noncytotoxic dosage, 10 μM, respectively...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683791/in-vivo-administration-of-urolithin-a-and-b-prevents-the-occurrence-of-cardiac-dysfunction-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Monia Savi, Leonardo Bocchi, Pedro Mena, Margherita Dall'Asta, Alan Crozier, Furio Brighenti, Donatella Stilli, Daniele Del Rio
BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence suggests that specific (poly)phenols may constitute new preventative strategies to counteract cell oxidative stress and myocardial tissue inflammation, which have a key role in the patho-physiology of diabetic cardiomyopathy. In a rat model of early diabetes, we evaluated whether in vivo administration of urolithin A (UA) or urolithin B (UB), the main gut microbiota phenolic metabolites of ellagitannin-rich foods, can reduce diabetes-induced microenvironmental changes in myocardial tissue, preventing cardiac functional impairment...
July 6, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631469/chemical-composition-of-blackberry-press-cake-polyphenolic-extract-and-defatted-seeds-and-their-effects-on-cecal-fermentation-bacterial-metabolites-and-blood-lipid-profile-in-rats
#7
Monika Kosmala, Adam Jurgoński, Jerzy Juśkiewicz, Elżbieta Karlińska, Jakub Macierzyński, Edward Rój, Zenon Zduńczyk
Blackberry fiber (BF), extracted blackberry fiber (EBF), defatted blackberry seeds (DBS), and blackberry polyphenols (BP) were added to the diets of rats. A control diet, fiber diets (BF, EBF, DBS) with 6% addition instead of cellulose, and a polyphenol diet (BP) with 1% addition were administered for 4 weeks. BF and DBS contained polyphenols (3.6%); EBF did not. DBS was free of fat. Ellagitannins were the main phenolics, mostly dimers (sanguiin H-6 with isomers) and monomers (pedunculagin, casuarictin isomer, and sanguiin H-2 isomer)...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631098/urolithins-impair-cell-proliferation-arrest-the-cell-cycle-and-induce-apoptosis-in-umuc3-bladder-cancer-cells
#8
Joana Liberal, Anália Carmo, Célia Gomes, Maria Teresa Cruz, Maria Teresa Batista
Ellagitannins have been gaining attention as potential anticancer molecules. However, the low bioavailability of ellagitannins and their extensive metabolization in the gastrointestinal tract into ellagic acid and urolithins suggest that the health benefits of consuming ellagitannins rely on the direct effects of their metabolites. Recently, chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic activities were ascribed to urolithins. Nonetheless, there is still a need to screen and evaluate the selectivity of these molecules and to elucidate their cellular mechanisms of action...
June 20, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616977/gastrointestinal-simulation-model-twin-shime-shows-differences-between-human-urolithin-metabotypes-in-gut-microbiota-composition-pomegranate-polyphenol-metabolism-and-transport-along-the-intestinal-tract
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Rocío García-Villalba, Hanne Vissenaekens, Judit Pitart, María Romo-Vaquero, Juan C Espín, Charlotte Grootaert, María V Selma, Katleen Raes, Guy Smagghe, Sam Possemiers, John Van Camp, Francisco A Tomas-Barberan
A TWIN-SHIME system was used to compare the metabolism of pomegranate polyphenols by the gut microbiota from two individuals with different urolithin metabotypes. Gut microbiota, ellagitannin metabolism, short-chain fatty acids (SCFA), transport of metabolites, and phase II metabolism using Caco-2 cells were explored. The simulation reproduced the in vivo metabolic profiles for each metabotype. The study shows for the first time that microbial composition, metabolism of ellagitannins, and SCFA differ between metabotypes and along the large intestine...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541359/potential-antiproliferative-activity-of-polyphenol-metabolites-against-human-breast-cancer-cells-and-their-urine-excretion-pattern-in-healthy-subjects-following-acute-intake-of-a-polyphenol-rich-juice-of-grumixama-eugenia-brasiliensis-lam
#10
L L Teixeira, G R Costa, F A Dörr, T P Ong, E Pinto, F M Lajolo, N M A Hassimotto
The bioavailability and metabolism of anthocyanins and ellagitannins following acute intake of grumixama fruit, native Brazilian cherry, by humans, and its in vitro antiproliferative activity against breast cancer cells (MDA-MB-231) were investigated. A single dose of grumixama juice was administered to healthy women (n = 10) and polyphenol metabolites were analyzed in urine and plasma samples collected over 24 h. The majority of the metabolites circulating and excreted in urine were phenolic acids and urolithin conjugates, the gut microbiota catabolites of both classes of polyphenols, respectively...
May 25, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535698/effect-of-urolithins-on-oxidative-stress-of-colorectal-adenocarcinomacells-caco-2
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Milica Kojadinovic, Aleksandra Arsic, Gordana Petovic-Oggiano, Marija Gavrovic-Jankulovic, Marija Glibetic, Milica Popovic
Urolithins (UROs) are metabolites derived from ellagic acid (EA) and ellagitannins (ETs) by gut microbiota after consumption of different ETs. The health effects attributed to UROs are numerous and diverse, ranging from antimalarial properties to anticancer activities and regulation of gene expression. The aim of this work was at assessing the effect of URO-A; -B; -C; -D on the oxidative status of colon epithelium using as a model colorectal adenocarcinoma cell line (Caco-2). No significant cytotoxic effects of UROs was noted, with the applied treatments...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513179/consumption-of-watermelon-juice-enriched-in-l-citrulline-and-pomegranate-ellagitannins-enhanced-metabolism-during-physical-exercise
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Ascensión Martínez-Sánchez, Fernando Alacid, Jacobo A Rubio-Arias, Bárbara Fernández-Lobato, Domingo J Ramos-Campo, Encarna Aguayo
l-Citrulline is a nonessential amino acid precursor of arginine and indirectly a precursor of nitric oxide (NO), which is a vasodilator and increases mitochondrial respiration. On the other hand, the antioxidant pomegranate ellagitannins are precursors of urolithin A, which has been associated with mitophagy and increased muscle function. To elucidate if a single dose of watermelon enrichment with these compounds could have a positive effect after high-intensity exercise (eight sets of eight repetitions of half-squat exercise), a double-blind randomized crossover in vivo study was performed in healthy male subjects (n = 19)...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454190/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-epilobium-angustifolium-aqueous-extract-on-lncap-cell-proliferation-in-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-models
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Jakub P Piwowarski, Barbara Bobrowska-Korczak, Iwona Stanisławska, Wojciech Bielecki, Robert Wrzesien, Sebastian Granica, Katarzyna Krupa, Anna K Kiss
Epilobium sp. are commonly used in traditional medicine in the treatment of early stages of benign prostatic hyperplasia and inflammation. It is suggested that a dominating constituent, oenothein B, is responsible for the extracts therapeutic effects. Several bioactivities were established for extracts and oenothein B in various in vitro models, but due to the questionable bioavailability of this dimeric macrocyclic ellagitannin, their significance in the in vivo effects remains unresolved. We have thus focused our attention on a complex comparative investigation of the in vitro and in vivo activities of phytochemically characterized Epilobium angustifolium aqueous extract and oenothein B on prostate cancer cells proliferation...
April 28, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440320/a-review-of-pomegranate-in-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
C J Paller, A Pantuck, M A Carducci
BACKGROUND: Preclinical studies showing that pomegranate juice and its components inhibit prostate cancer led to multiple clinical trials to determine whether pomegranate products could slow the growth of prostate cancer. This review summarizes the preclinical data and discusses the results of the clinical trials. METHODS: Trials targeted patients on active surveillance, neoadjuvant patients, patients with biochemical recurrence (BCR) following local therapy for prostate cancer, and patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC)...
September 2017: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429590/palladium-catalyzed-n-2-aminophenyl-acetamide-assisted-ortho-arylation-of-substituted-benzamides-application-to-the-synthesis-of-urolithins-b-m6-and-m7
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M Damoder Reddy, Alexandra N Blanton, E Blake Watkins
Pd-catalyzed, selective, monoarylation of ortho-C-H bonds of various benzamides with aryl/heteroaryl iodides has been realized using N-(2-aminophenyl)acetamide (APA) as a new bidentate directing group for the first time. The reaction was tolerant of a wide range of functional groups, and a variety of biaryl amide derivatives were successfully prepared in good to moderate yield. The utilization of N-(2-aminophenyl)acetamide as a novel directing group, Mn(OAc)2 as a co-oxidant (silver free reaction conditions), and absolute ortho-monoaryl selectivity are notable features of this reaction...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347564/the-gut-microbiota-metabolism-of-pomegranate-or-walnut-ellagitannins-yields-two-urolithin-metabotypes-that-correlate-with-cardiometabolic-risk-biomarkers-comparison-between-normoweight-overweight-obesity-and-metabolic-syndrome
#16
María V Selma, Antonio González-Sarrías, Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Cristina Andrés-Lacueva, Cesarettin Alasalvar, Asım Örem, Francisco A Tomás-Barberán, Juan C Espín
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Urolithins are microbial metabolites produced after consumption of ellagitannin-containing foods such as pomegranates and walnuts. Parallel to isoflavone-metabolizing phenotypes, ellagitannin-metabolizing phenotypes (urolithin metabotypes A, B and 0; UM-A, UM-B and UM-0, respectively) can vary among individuals depending on their body mass index (BMI), but correlations between urolithin metabotypes (UMs) and cardiometabolic risk (CMR) factors are unexplored. We investigated the association between UMs and CMR factors in individuals with different BMI and health status...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343995/urolithin-a-alleviates-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-pi3k-akt-pathway
#17
Lu Tang, Yingli Mo, Yunpeng Li, Yongkang Zhong, Shangfei He, Ya Zhang, Ying Tang, Shanshan Fu, Xianbao Wang, Aihua Chen
Ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) induces additional damage to the restoration of blood flow to ischemic myocardium. This study examined the effects of urolithin A (UA) on myocardial injury of ischemia/reperfusion in vivo and vitro and explored its underlying mechanisms. Mice were subjected to myocardial ischemia followed by reperfusion. Cells were subjected to hypoxia followed by reoxygenation. UA alleviated hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) injury in myocardial cells, reduced myocardial infarct size and cell death in mice after ischemia/reperfusion...
May 6, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283501/phase-ii-conjugates-of-urolithins-isolated-from-human-urine-and-potential-role-of-%C3%AE-glucuronidases-in-their-disposition
#18
Jakub P Piwowarski, Iwona Stanisławska, Sebastian Granica, Joanna Stefańska, Anna K Kiss
In recent years, many xenobiotics derived from natural products have been shown to undergo extensive metabolism by gut microbiota. Ellagitannins, which are high molecular polyphenols, are metabolized to dibenzo[b,d]pyran-6-one derivatives-urolithins. These compounds, in contrast with their parental compounds, have good bioavailability and are found in plasma and urine at micromolar concentrations. In vivo studies conducted for ellagitannin-containing natural products indicate their beneficial health effects toward inflammation and cancer, which are associated with the formation of urolithins...
June 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251839/urolithin-b-a-newly-identified-regulator-of-skeletal-muscle-mass
#19
Julie Rodriguez, Nicolas Pierre, Damien Naslain, Françoise Bontemps, Daneel Ferreira, Fabian Priem, Louise Deldicque, Marc Francaux
BACKGROUND: The control of muscle size is an essential feature of health. Indeed, skeletal muscle atrophy leads to reduced strength, poor quality of life, and metabolic disturbances. Consequently, strategies aiming to attenuate muscle wasting and to promote muscle growth during various (pathological) physiological states like sarcopenia, immobilization, malnutrition, or cachexia are needed to address this extensive health issue. In this study, we tested the effects of urolithin B, an ellagitannin-derived metabolite, on skeletal muscle growth...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235551/mitophagy-in-neurodegeneration-and-aging
#20
REVIEW
Elayne M Fivenson, Sofie Lautrup, Nuo Sun, Morten Scheibye-Knudsen, Tinna Stevnsner, Hilde Nilsen, Vilhelm A Bohr, Evandro F Fang
Mitochondrial dysfunction contributes to normal aging and a wide spectrum of age-related diseases, including neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. It is important to maintain a healthy mitochondrial population which is tightly regulated by proteolysis and mitophagy. Mitophagy is a specialized form of autophagy that regulates the turnover of damaged and dysfunctional mitochondria, organelles that function in producing energy for the cell in the form of ATP and regulating energy homeostasis...
February 21, 2017: Neurochemistry International
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