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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724407/characterization-of-the-cytochrome-p450-monooxygenase-genes-p450ome-from-the-carotenogenic-yeast-xanthophyllomyces-dendrorhous
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Pamela Córdova, Ana-María Gonzalez, David R Nelson, María-Soledad Gutiérrez, Marcelo Baeza, Víctor Cifuentes, Jennifer Alcaíno
BACKGROUND: The cytochromes P450 (P450s) are a large superfamily of heme-containing monooxygenases involved in the oxidative metabolism of an enormous diversity of substrates. These enzymes require electrons for their activity, and the electrons are supplied by NAD(P)H through a P450 electron donor system, which is generally a cytochrome P450 reductase (CPR). The yeast Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous has evolved an exclusive P450-CPR system that specializes in the synthesis of astaxanthin, a carotenoid with commercial potential...
July 19, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720940/recovery-of-protein-hydrolysate-and-chitosan-from-black-tiger-shrimp-penaeus-monodon-heads-approaching-a-zero-waste-process
#2
Pham Thi Dan Phuong, Nguyen Cong Minh, Hoang Ngoc Cuong, Nguyen Van Minh, Nguyen The Han, Nguyen Van Hoa, Ha Thi Hai Yen, Trang Si Trung
Shrimp heads are considered as a potential source for the recovery of many valuable components such as chitin, protein and carotenoids. In the present study, both protein hydrolysate and chitin/chitosan were recovered using combination of physical, biological and chemical treatments. Shrimp heads were separated from liquid phase by a facile and efficient physical pretreatment. The liquid fraction was then hydrolyzed using formic acid and vacuum concentrated to obtain an astaxanthin-rich protein hydrolysate...
June 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698858/astaxanthin-and-%C3%AE-carotene-in-helicobacter-pylori-induced-gastric-inflammation-a-mini-review-on-action-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Hyunju Kang, Hyeyoung Kim
Helicobacter pylori is a dominant bacterium living in the human gastric tissues. In H. pylori-infected tissues, the infiltrated inflammatory cells produce reactive oxygen species (ROS), leading to gastric inflammation with production of various mediators. According to numerous epidemiological studies, dietary carotenoids may prevent gastric inflammation due to their antioxidant properties. Recent studies showed that antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of astaxanthin and β-carotene may contribute to inhibition of H...
June 2017: Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694655/antioxidant-dietary-approach-in-treatment-of-fatty-liver-new-insights-and-updates
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REVIEW
Alessandra Ferramosca, Mariangela Di Giacomo, Vincenzo Zara
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common clinicopathological condition, encompassing a range of conditions caused by lipid deposition within liver cells. To date, no approved drugs are available for the treatment of NAFLD, despite the fact that it represents a serious and growing clinical problem in the Western world. Identification of the molecular mechanisms leading to NAFLD-related fat accumulation, mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative balance impairment facilitates the development of specific interventions aimed at preventing the progression of hepatic steatosis...
June 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692413/effects-of-astaxanthin-on-liver-and-leukocyte-parameters-in-healthy-climacteric-women-preliminary-data
#5
Jui-Tung Chen, Kazuhiko Kotani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689962/astaxanthin-analogs-adonixanthin-and-lycopene-activate-nrf2-to-prevent-light-induced-photoreceptor-degeneration
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Yuki Inoue, Masamitsu Shimazawa, Ryota Nagano, Yoshiki Kuse, Kei Takahashi, Kazuhiro Tsuruma, Masahiro Hayashi, Takashi Ishibashi, Takashi Maoka, Hideaki Hara
Carotenoids, in particular astaxanthin, possess potent antioxidant capabilities. Astaxanthin also induces NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), which plays a major regulatory role in the antioxidative response. However, little is known whether the carotenoid, by-products of astaxanthin, activate Nrf2. Toward this end, we screened eight astaxanthin analogs for Nrf2 activation in murine photoreceptor cell line, 661 W, by quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). In addition, we monitored cell death in 661 W cells pretreated with astaxanthin analogs or only pretreated for 6 h with astaxanthin analogs and then exposed to light...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665548/effect-of-astaxanthin-and-aluminum-chloride-on-erythrocyte-g6pd-and-6pgd-enzyme-activities-in-vivo-and-on-erythrocyte-g6pd-in-vitro-in-rats
#7
Yusuf Temel, Aydın Şükrü Bengü, Hurrem Turan Akkoyun, Mahire Akkoyun, Mehmet Ciftci
In this study, we investigated the effect of astaxanthin (Ast) and aluminum (Al) on the erythrocyte glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) and 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (6PGD) enzymes activities in vivo and on G6PD enzyme in vitro in rats. For in vitro studies, G6PD enzyme was purified from rat erythrocyte by using 2',5'-ADP-Sepharose 4B affinity gel. The effects of Ast and Al(3+) ion were investigated on the purified enzyme. It was determined that Ast increased the enzyme activity, whereas Al(3+) inhibited the enzyme activity noncompetitively (IC50 values; 0...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647321/development-of-large-scale-and-economic-ph-control-system-for-outdoor-cultivation-of-microalgae-haematococcus-pluvialis-using-industrial-flue-gas
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Yoon Young Choi, Jae Min Joun, Jeewon Lee, Min Eui Hong, Hoang-Minh Pham, Won Seok Chang, Sang Jun Sim
The aim of this study was to develop the economic and effective buffer system for microalgae mass cultivation using industrial flue gas. Due to the continuous flue gas supplement, culture media acidified, therefore cell growth inhibited. Although buffering agent was added, this result increase in cost for overall culture process. Therefore combined buffer system of bicarbonate and phosphate (BP) for large-scale use was investigated. The bicarbonate buffer system generated from CO2 dissolution, additionally phosphate buffer system improves the buffer performance under the continuous CO2 supplementation from flue gas...
May 26, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636682/excited-state-characterization-of-carbonyl-containing-carotenoids-a-comparison-between-single-and-multireference-descriptions
#9
Riccardo Spezia, Stefan Knecht, Benedetta Mennucci
Carotenoids can play multiple roles in biological photoreceptors thanks to their rich photophysics. In the present work, we have investigated six of the most common carbonyl containing carotenoids: echinenone, canthaxanthin, astaxanthin, fucoxanthin, capsanthin and capsorubin. Their excitation properties are investigated by means of a hybrid density functional theory (DFT) and multireference configuration interaction (MRCI) approach to elucidate the role of the carbonyl group: the bright transition is of ππ* character, as expected, but the presence of a C[double bond, length as m-dash]O moiety reduces the energy of nπ* transitions which may become closer to the ππ* transition, in particular as the conjugation chain decreases...
June 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635649/the-sea-urchin-arbacia-lixula-a-novel-natural-source-of-astaxanthin
#10
Paola Cirino, Christophe Brunet, Martina Ciaravolo, Christian Galasso, Luigi Musco, Tomás Vega Fernández, Clementina Sansone, Alfonso Toscano
Several echinoderms, including sea urchins, are valuable sources of bioactive compounds but their nutraceutical potential is largely unexplored. In fact, the gonads of some sea urchin species contain antioxidants including carotenoids and polyhydroxylated naphthoquinones (PHNQ's), such as echinochrome A. Astaxanthin is known to have particular bioactivity for the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases. This carotenoid is produced by microalgae, while several marine invertebrates can bioaccumulate or synthetize it from metabolic precursors...
June 21, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632169/the-novel-mechanisms-concerning-the-inhibitions-of-palmitate-induced-proinflammatory-factor-releases-and-endogenous-cellular-stress-with-astaxanthin-on-min6-%C3%AE-cells
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Atsuko Kitahara, Kazuto Takahashi, Naru Morita, Toshitaka Murashima, Hirohisa Onuma, Yoshikazu Sumitani, Toshiaki Tanaka, Takuma Kondo, Toshio Hosaka, Hitoshi Ishida
Astaxanthin, an antioxidant agent, can protect pancreatic β-cells of db/db mice from glucotoxicity and resolve chronic inflammation in adipose tissue. Nonetheless, the effects of astaxanthin on free-fatty-acid-induced inflammation and cellular stress in β-cells remain to be demonstrated. Meanwhile, palmitate enhances the secretion of pro-inflammatory adipokines monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) and VEGF120 (vascular endothelial growth factor). We therefore investigated the influence of astaxanthin on palmitate-stimulated MCP-1 and VEGF120 secretion in mouse insulinoma (MIN6) pancreatic β-cells...
June 20, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629290/functional-foods-how-functional-are-they-a-case-report-of-supplement-induced-psychosis
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Priyanka Yadav, Kyle Stigall, Hannah E Johnson, Abner O Rayapati, Nitin Chopra
There is rising evidence of patients' use of alternative and complementary medicine. The percentage of the U.S. population who used at least one dietary supplement increased from 42% in 1988-1994 to 53% in 2003-2006. We present a case of an Asian female in her 40s, with no previous psychiatric illness, who presented to the emergency room following a brief psychotic episode, during which she self-amputated the tips of her fingers, after using multivitamins and herbal supplements including ginseng, gui yuan rou (Chinese herb), astaxanthin, goji (Chinese fruit), selenium, saw palmetto, grape seed extract, citrus bioflavanoid, lutein (zeaxantin), resvexatrol, sun chlorella, spirulina powder, phytoceramides, phytoestrogen, glucosatrin, bromelain plus, and American bee pollen...
August 2016: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623692/formulation-and-characterization-of-monodisperse-o-w-emulsions-encapsulating-astaxanthin-extracts-using-microchannel-emulsification-insights-of-formulation-and-stability-evaluation
#13
Nauman Khalid, Gaofeng Shu, Isao Kobayashi, Mitsutoshi Nakajima, Colin J Barrow
The study used straight-through microchannel emulsification (MCE) to encapsulate different extracts of astaxanthin (AXT) in oil-in-water (O/W) emulsion droplets. We used silicon microchannel plates (WMS 11-1) containing 13,752 discrete 10×104μm microslots, connected to a circular microhole with a diameter of 10μm. Two different AXT extracts (AstaReal (AR) and Zenthin(®) (ZR)) based upon concentration and without purification was used as encapsulants in the dispersed phase, while different emulsifiers (1% (w/w) SDS, ML-750, MO-7S, Na-Cs and ML) with different stabilizing mechanisms were used as the continuous phase...
June 4, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621761/production-of-chitin-from-penaeus-vannamei-by-products-to-pilot-plant-scale-using-a-combination-of-enzymatic-and-chemical-processes-and-subsequent-optimization-of-the-chemical-production-of-chitosan-by-response-surface-methodology
#14
José A Vázquez, Patrícia Ramos, Jesús Mirón, Jesus Valcarcel, Carmen G Sotelo, Ricardo I Pérez-Martín
The waste generated from shrimp processing contains valuable materials such as protein, carotenoids, and chitin. The present study describes a process at pilot plant scale to recover chitin from the cephalothorax of Penaeus vannamei using mild conditions. The application of a sequential enzymatic-acid-alkaline treatment yields 30% chitin of comparable purity to commercial sources. Effluents from the process are rich in protein and astaxanthin, and represent inputs for further by-product recovery. As a last step, chitin is deacetylated to produce chitosan; the optimal conditions are established by applying a response surface methodology (RSM)...
June 16, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620907/stability-of-astaxanthin-loaded-nanostructured-lipid-carriers-in-beverage-systems
#15
Fardin Tamjidi, Mohammad Shahedi, Jaleh Varshosaz, Ali Nasirpour
BACKGROUND: Nanostructured lipid carriers (NLCs) offer many potential benefits for incorporating lipophilic molecules into clear to opaque food systems. This study examined the stability of astaxanthin-loaded NLCs (Ax-NLCs) in model (solutions with 0 or 12% sucrose; pH 3, 7), semi-actual (whey) and actual (non-alcoholic beer) beverages during 30-60 days storage at 6 or 20 °C. RESULTS: Ax-NLCs (Z-average size: 94 nm), containing α-tocopherol and EDTA as antioxidants, were stabilized with Tween 80 and lecithin, and mixed with the aforementioned beverages at the volume ratio of 3:97...
June 16, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570659/caffeic-acid-and-hydroxytyrosol-have-anti-obesogenic-properties-in-zebrafish-and-rainbow-trout-models
#16
Esmail Lutfi, Patrick J Babin, Joaquim Gutiérrez, Encarnación Capilla, Isabel Navarro
Some natural products, known sources of bioactive compounds with a wide range of properties, may have therapeutic values in human health and diseases, as well as agronomic applications. The effect of three compounds of plant origin with well-known dietary antioxidant properties, astaxanthin (ATX), caffeic acid (CA) and hydroxytyrosol (HT), on zebrafish (Danio rerio) larval adiposity and rainbow trout (Onchorynchus mykiss) adipocytes was assessed. The zebrafish obesogenic test (ZOT) demonstrated the anti-obesogenic activity of CA and HT...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560955/effects-of-astaxanthin-in-mice-acutely-infected-with-trypanosoma-cruzi
#17
José María Eloy Contreras-Ortiz, Alberto Barbabosa-Pliego, Rigoberto Oros-Pantoja, José Esteban Aparicio-Burgos, José Antonio Zepeda-Escobar, Wael Hegazy Hassan-Moustafa, Laucel Ochoa-García, María Uxúa Alonso-Fresan, Esvieta Tenorio Borroto, Juan Carlos Vázquez-Chagoyán
During Trypanosoma cruzi infection, oxidative stress is considered a contributing factor for dilated cardiomyopathy development. In this study, the effects of astaxanthin (ASTX) were evaluated as an alternative drug treatment for Chagas disease in a mouse model during the acute infection phase, given its anti-inflammatory, immunomodulating, and anti-oxidative properties. ASTX was tested in vitro in parasites grown axenically and in co-culture with Vero cells. In vivo tests were performed in BALB/c mice (4-6 weeks old) infected with Trypanosoma cruzi and supplemented with ASTX (10 mg/kg/day) and/or nifurtimox (NFMX; 100 mg/kg/day)...
2017: Parasite: Journal de la Société Française de Parasitologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549295/structural-characterization-of-astaxanthin-aggregates-as-revealed-by-analysis-and-simulation-of-optical-spectra
#18
Liping Lu, Taoping Hu, Zhigang Xu
Carotenoids can self-assemble in hydrated polar solvents to form J- or H-type aggregates, inducing dramatic changes in photophysical properties. Here, we measured absorption and emission spectra of astaxanthin in ethanol-water solution using ultraviolet-visible and fluorescence spectrometers. Two types of aggregates were distinguished in mixed solution at different water contents by absorption spectra. After addition of water, all probed samples immediately formed H-aggregates with maximum blue shift of 31nm...
October 5, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549217/surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-active-gold-nanoparticles-with-enzyme-mimicking-activities-for-measuring-glucose-and-lactate-in-living-tissues
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Yihui Hu, Hanjun Cheng, Xiaozhi Zhao, Jiangjiexing Wu, Faheem Muhammad, Shichao Lin, Jian He, Liqi Zhou, Chengping Zhang, Yu Deng, Peng Wang, Zhengyang Zhou, Shuming Nie, Hui Wei
Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) with simultaneous plasmonic and biocatalytic properties provide a promising approach to developing versatile bioassays. However, the combination of AuNPs' intrinsic enzyme-mimicking properties with their surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) activities has yet to be explored. Here we designed a peroxidase-mimicking nanozyme by in situ growing AuNPs into a highly porous and thermally stable metal-organic framework called MIL-101. The obtained AuNPs@MIL-101 nanozymes acted as peroxidase mimics to oxidize Raman-inactive reporter leucomalachite green into the active malachite green (MG) with hydrogen peroxide and simultaneously as the SERS substrates to enhance the Raman signals of the as-produced MG...
June 27, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546947/carotenoids-from-microalgae-to-block-oxidative-stress
#20
EDITORIAL
Marisol Zuluaga, Virginie Gueguen, Graciela Pavon-Djavid, Didier Letourneur
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are produced under normal physiological conditions and involved in several cellular biochemical processes. Their external or endogenous overproduction induces a disruption of redox signaling and control known as oxidative stress. Under oxidative stress, the cell membrane structures, enzyme functions and gene expression are compromised leading to the pathogenesis of several chronic inflammatory diseases including the cardiovascular pathologies. Attempts to find new therapeutic molecules capable of blocking the oxidative stress are of crucial importance...
2017: BioImpacts: BI
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