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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533068/in-vivo-kinetics-of-lipids-and-astaxanthin-evolution-in-haematococcus-pluvialis-mutant-under-15-co2-using-raman-microspectroscopy
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Ke Li, Jun Cheng, Qing Ye, Yong He, Junhu Zhou, Kefa Cen
In vivo spatiotemporal dynamics of lipids and astaxanthin evolution in Haematococcus pluvialis mutant induced with 15% CO2 and high light intensity were monitored with high spatial resolution in a non-destructive and label-free manner using single-cell Raman imaging. Astaxanthin intensity increased by 3.5 times within 12h under 15% CO2, and the accumulation rate was 5.8 times higher than that under air. Lipids intensity under 15% CO2 was 27% higher than that under air. The lipids initially concentrated in chloroplast under 15% CO2 due to an increase of directly photosynthetic fatty acid, which was different from the whole-cell dispersed lipids under air...
May 4, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530595/comparison-of-solvents-for-extraction-of-krill-oil-from-krill-meal-lipid-yield-phospholipids-content-fatty-acids-composition-and-minor-components
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Dan Xie, Jun Jin, Jiang Sun, Li Liang, Xiaosan Wang, Wei Zhang, Xingguo Wang, Qingzhe Jin
The effects of seven different extraction solvents (ethanol, isopropanol, acetone, ethyl acetate, isohexane, n-hexane, and subcritical butane) on the lipid yield and quality of the oil extracted from krill meal were investigated in this study. Phospholipids (PL), fatty acids (FA) composition and minor components including sterols, astaxanthin, vitamin A and tocopherols in the extracted krill oil were analyzed. The results indicated that ethanol and isopropanol led to comparatively higher lipid yields (16.33 and 14...
October 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530575/effects-of-ergothioneine-rich-mushroom-extracts-on-lipid-oxidation-and-discoloration-in-salmon-muscle-stored-at-low-temperatures
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Jade Pahila, Hisayuki Kaneda, Reiko Nagasaka, Tomoyuki Koyama, Toshiaki Ohshima
The effects of supplementing ergothioneine-rich mushroom extracts (ME) on discoloration and lipid oxidation in astaxanthin-pigmented salmon muscles were evaluated. ME (Flammulina velutipes) were added (in vitro) to minced Oncorhynchus mykiss muscles and stored at -10°C. During several weeks of storage, the ME-treated group showed lower lipid hydroperoxide (HPO) accumulation and higher retained astaxanthin levels than in the control group. The effects of adding concentrated ME (Pleurotus cornucopiae) to Oncorhynchus kisutch diets were also tested over a 2-month feeding trial...
October 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515376/carotenoids-of-red-brown-and-black-specimens-of-plectropomus-leopardus-the-coral-trout-suziara-in-japanese
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Takashi Maoka, Wataru Sato, Hidetada Nagai, Toshiyuki Takahashi
This study investigated the carotenoids occurring in the integument of Plectropomus leopardus, the coral trout. For a red specimen, the major carotenoids included astaxanthin diester and monoester, as well as α-cryptoxanthin ester, tunaxanthin diester, adonixanthin diester, adonirubin ester, and adonirubin; for brown and black specimens, tunaxanthin diester was the main carotenoid. (1)H-NMR and MS spectral analyses showed that docosahexaenoic acid was the sole fatty acid esterified with xanthophylls in the coral trout...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511808/astaxanthin-from-shrimp-efficiently-modulates-oxidative-stress-and-allied-cell-death-progression-in-mcf-7-cells-treated-synergistically-with-%C3%AE-carotene-and-lutein-from-greens
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Poorigali Raghavendra-Rao Sowmya, Bangalore Prabhashankar Arathi, Kariyappa Vijay, Vallikannan Baskaran, Rangaswamy Lakshminarayana
This study investigated the synergistic efficacy of keto-carotenoid astaxanthin (AST, from shrimp) plus hydrocarbon (β-carotene, BC) and hydroxyl (lutein, L) carotenoids (from greens) on molecular events in MCF-7 cells. MCF-7 cells were treated with either of carotenoid (20 μM, AST or BC or L) separately or the mixture of them (an equimolar concentration of carotenoids mixture, CM) or saponified carotenoid extract from shrimp (SSCE) for 48 h and analyzed cellular uptake, cytotoxicity, and apoptosis. The IC50 and combination-index values of AST co-treatment with a lower concentration of BC and L (5 μM) exhibited enhanced cytotoxicity and oxidative stress as compared with individual carotenoids or SSCE...
May 13, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490320/astaxanthin-protects-astrocytes-against-trauma-induced-apoptosis-through-inhibition-of-nkcc1-expression-via-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
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Mingkun Zhang, Zhenwen Cui, Hua Cui, Yong Wang, Chunlong Zhong
BACKGROUND: Astaxanthin (ATX) is a carotenoid pigment with pleiotropic pharmacological properties that is seen as a possible drug for treating cerebral ischemic injury and subarachnoid hemorrhage. Na(+)-K(+)-2Cl(-) co-transporter-1 (NKCC1), an intrinsic membrane protein expressed by many cell types, is activated by various insults, leading to the formation of cell swelling and brain edema. We previously established that ATX attenuated brain edema and improved neurological outcomes by modulating NKCC1 expression after traumatic brain injury in mice...
May 10, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489954/astaxanthin-prevented-oxidative-stress-in-heart-and-kidneys-of-isoproterenol-administered-aged-rats
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Mohammad Nazmul Alam, Md Murad Hossain, Md Mizanur Rahman, Nusrat Subhan, Md Abdullah Al Mamun, Anayt Ulla, Hasan Mahmud Reza, Md Ashraful Alam
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of astaxanthin on isoproterenol (ISO)-induced myocardial infarction and cardiac hypertrophy in rats. To evaluate the effect of astaxanthin on ISO-induced cardiac dysfunction, 18 aged Long Evans male rats were evenly divided into three groups. Group I (Control group) was given only the laboratory-ground food and normal water. Group II (ISO group) was administered ISO at a dose of 50 mg/kg subcutaneously (SC) twice a week for two weeks. Group III (Astaxanthin + ISO group) was treated with astaxanthin (25 mg/kg) orally every day and ISO 50 mg/kg SC twice a week for two weeks...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484037/chromosome-level-genome-assembly-and-transcriptome-of-the-green-alga-chromochloris-zofingiensis-illuminates-astaxanthin-production
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Melissa S Roth, Shawn J Cokus, Sean D Gallaher, Andreas Walter, David Lopez, Erika Erickson, Benjamin Endelman, Daniel Westcott, Carolyn A Larabell, Sabeeha S Merchant, Matteo Pellegrini, Krishna K Niyogi
Microalgae have potential to help meet energy and food demands without exacerbating environmental problems. There is interest in the unicellular green alga Chromochloris zofingiensis, because it produces lipids for biofuels and a highly valuable carotenoid nutraceutical, astaxanthin. To advance understanding of its biology and facilitate commercial development, we present a C. zofingiensis chromosome-level nuclear genome, organelle genomes, and transcriptome from diverse growth conditions. The assembly, derived from a combination of short- and long-read sequencing in conjunction with optical mapping, revealed a compact genome of ∼58 Mbp distributed over 19 chromosomes containing 15,274 predicted protein-coding genes...
May 8, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483713/safety-assessment-of-astaxanthin-derived-from-engineered-escherichia-coli-k-12-using-a-13-week-repeated-dose-oral-toxicity-study-and-a-prenatal-developmental-toxicity-study-in-rats
#9
Yin-Ju Lin, Jian-Yu Lin, Di-Sheng Wang, Chien-Hao Chen, Ming-Hsi Chiou
Astaxanthin is a natural carotenoid with strong antioxidant activity that has been used for decades as a nutrient/color additive and it has recently been marketed as a health supplement. Astaxanthin can be synthesized in a wide range of microalgae, yeast, and bacteria. As genes directing astaxanthin biosynthesis in various organisms have been cloned, this study assessed the safety of astaxanthin crystal produced by Escherichia coli K-12 harboring plasmids carrying astaxanthin biosynthetic genes. The astaxanthin crystal contains a total carotenoid content of 950 mg/g and an astaxanthin content of 795 mg/g...
May 5, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479214/the-protective-effect-of-astaxanthin-on-learning-and-memory-deficits-and-oxidative-stress-in-a-mouse-model-of-repeated-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion
#10
Yan Xue, Zhenzhen Qu, Jian Fu, Junli Zhen, Wenjing Wang, Yunlei Cai, Weiping Wang
Oxidative stress has been implicated in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders, such as vascular cognitive impairment (VCI). The present study was performed to investigate the potential neuroprotective effect of the antioxidant astaxanthin (ATX) in a mouse model of VCI. VCI was induced in male ICR mice by repeated occlusion of the bilateral common carotid artery, leading to repeated cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury. After surgery, the mice received ATX or an equal volume of vehicle by daily intragastric administration for 28days...
May 4, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475936/effects-of-co2-enrichment-on-primary-photochemistry-growth-and-astaxanthin-accumulation-in-the-chlorophyte-haematococcus-pluvialis
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K Chekanov, E Schastnaya, A Solovchenko, E Lobakova
The atmospheric CO2 level is limiting for growth of phototrophic organisms such as microalgae, so CO2 enrichment boosts the growth and photosynthesis of microalgal cultures. Still, excessive CO2 injection might inhibit photosynthesis of microalgae. We investigated the effect of continuous sparging of the cultures of Haematococcus pluvialis BM 1 (IPPAS H-2018) (Chlorophyceae), the richest natural source of the value-added pigment astaxanthin. H. pluvialis cultures with CO2-enriched air-gas mixtures (with CO2 level from the atmospheric to 20%) on growth and astaxanthin accumulation in the microalga...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475750/astaxanthin-increases-radiosensitivity-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-through-inducing-apoptosis-and-g2-m-arrest
#12
X Qian, C Tan, B Yang, F Wang, Y Ge, Z Guan, J Cai
Nowadays esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is primarily treated by a comprehensive approach combining surgical resection and neoadjuvant chemo- or radiotherapy. However, ESCC is resistant to radiation therapy, resulting in its invasion, infiltration, and metastasis. It usually has rapidly progressed and has a poor outcome clinically. The purpose of this study is to determine the potential radiosensitizing effect of astaxanthin (ATX) and explore the underlying mechanisms in ESCC cells in vitro. ESCC cell lines were exposure to irradiation, in the presence or absence of ATX treatment...
June 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475150/reply-to-the-letter-to-the-editor-by-li-et-al-bioinformatics-analysis-in-mice-with-diet-induced-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-treated-with-astaxanthin-and-vitamin-e
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Masuko Kobori, Yumiko Takahashi, Mutsumi Sakurai, Yinhua Ni, Guanliang Chen, Mayumi Nagashimada, Shuichi Kaneko, Tsuguhito Ota
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May 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465065/effects-of-butanol-on-high-value-product-production-in-schizochytrium-limacinum-b4d1
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Ke Zhang, Limei Chen, Jianmin Liu, Feng Gao, Ronglin He, Wuxi Chen, Wei Guo, Shulin Chen, Demao Li
Schizochytrium is a microalgae-like fungus and is widely used for producing docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). It is also a promising source of squalene and carotenoids. However, few fermentation strategies are available in enhancing squalene and carotenoid content in Schizochytrium. This study showed that butanol addition had multiple effects on Schizochytrium limacinum B4D1. First, butanol addition altered the lipid content of cells. Second, 6g/L of butanol decreased the proportion of DHA by nearly 40%. Third, the squalene content increased 31-fold in the presence of 6g/L butanol...
July 2017: Enzyme and Microbial Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455664/proteomic-analysis-of-astaxanthin-biosynthesis-in-xanthophyllomyces-dendrorhous-in-response-to-low-carbon-levels
#15
Xueshan Pan, Baobei Wang, Henri G Gerken, Yinghua Lu, Xueping Ling
The ratio of carbon to nitrogen (C/N) in media plays a crucial role in the production of microbial carotenoids. However, the effects of a high C/N ratio on carotenoid production are ambiguous, and the mechanism of how C/N ratio affects astaxanthin accumulation in X. dendrorhous is unclear. In this study, the influence of C/N ratio on astaxanthin biosynthesis in X. dendrorhous at a fixed nitrogen concentration was investigated, and comparative proteomics were applied to address how C/N ratio affects cell growth and astaxanthin accumulation in X...
April 28, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453363/a-polyphenol-based-multicomponent-nutraceutical-in-dysmetabolism-and-oxidative-stress-results-from-a-pilot-study
#16
Roberto Corsi, Giovanni Mosti, Attilio Cavezzi, Simone Ugo Urso, Gayla Dimitrova, Elena Fioroni, Roberto Colucci, Valentina Quinzi
To assess short-term efficacy and safety of a multicomponent nutraceutical (MCN) on dysmetabolism and oxidative stress, a pilot prospective observational study was performed on 21 individuals (12 men and 9 women) who took, for 60 days, 2 tablets per day of an MCN based on antioxidants and metabolism regulators: hydroxytyrosol (15 mg), maqui (300 mg), amla (200 mg), monacolin K (10 mg), berberine (245 mg), astaxanthin (0.5 mg), coenzyme Q10 (100 mg), and folic acid (200 mcg). On day 0 (T0) and day 60 (T60), all participants underwent laboratory tests related to lipid profile, carbohydrate metabolism, oxidative stress, and cellular inflammation...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442639/astaxanthin-increases-progesterone-production-in-cultured-bovine-luteal-cells
#17
Hachiro Kamada, Satoshi Akagi, Shinya Watanabe
Although astaxanthin (AST) is known to be a strong antioxidant, its effects on reproductive function in domestic animals have not yet been elucidated in detail. Therefore, we investigated the effects of AST on luteal cells, which produce progesterone (P4), an important hormone for maintaining pregnancy. Luteal cells were prepared by collagenase dispersion of the corpus luteum (CL). The addition of racemic AST at a low concentration (<10 nM) to cultured bovine luteal cells increased P4 in the culture medium (P<0...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442361/neuroprotective-effects-of-astaxanthin-in-a-rat-model-of-spinal-cord-injury
#18
Alireza Masoudi, Leila Dargahi, Fatemeh Abbaszadeh, Mohammad Hosein Pourgholami, Alireza Asgari, Mehdi Manoochehri, Masoumeh Jorjani
Spinal cord injury (SCI) often leads to constant neurological deficits and long-term unalterable disability. Apoptosis plays an important role in the initiation of the secondary injury cascades leading to progressive tissue damage and severely functional deficits after SCI. Although the primary mechanical destructive events cannot be reversed, a therapeutic intervention could be carried out in order to moderate the secondary injury damage several hours to weeks after injury. Astaxanthin (AST) is a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents with the potential to render anti-apoptotic and neuroprotective effects...
April 23, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424423/the-antidepressant-like-effect-of-trans-astaxanthin-involves-the-serotonergic-system
#19
Xi Jiang, Keqi Zhu, Quanyi Xu, Guokang Wang, Jiajia Zhang, Rongrong Cao, Jiang Ye, Xuefeng Yu
The antidepressant-like effect of trans-astaxanthin, a compound present rich in algae, was evaluated through behavioral and neurochemical methods. Results showed that trans-astaxanthin treatment significantly decreased the immobility time in force swim test and tail suspension test, but did not influence locomotor activity. Trans-astaxanthin treatment did not effectively antagonize hypothermia and ptosis induced by reserpine. However, pre-treatment with para-chlorophenylalanine abolished the anti-immobility effect of trans-astaxanthin in force swim and tail suspension test...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420094/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-insulin-resistance-new-insights-and-potential-new-treatments
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Hironori Kitade, Guanliang Chen, Yinhua Ni, Tsuguhito Ota
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most common chronic liver disorders worldwide. It is associated with clinical states such as obesity, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes, and covers a wide range of liver changes, ranging from simple steatosis to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), liver cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Metabolic disorders, such as lipid accumulation, insulin resistance, and inflammation, have been implicated in the pathogenesis of NAFLD, but the underlying mechanisms, including those that drive disease progression, are not fully understood...
April 14, 2017: Nutrients
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