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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648862/octacosanol-educes-physico-chemical-attributes-release-and-bioavailability-as-modified-nanocrystals
#1
Surashree Sen Gupta, Mahua Ghosh
Octacosanol is a lesser known nutraceutical with the potential for treatment of several inflammatory diseases, high cholesterol, Parkinson's symptoms and tumour growth along with the capacity to improve athletic performance. But its lipophilicity and large structure inhibits extended solubility in water resulting in poor absorption and a low bioavailability. In the present work, sodium salt of octacosyl sulfate was synthesized. It displayed improved water solubility. Its nanocrystals, synthesized by means of nanoprecipitation technique, enhanced diffusion velocity, antioxidant capacity, shelf-life, penetrability and bioavailability...
June 22, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647795/investigation-of-chlorella-vulgaris-utex-265-cultivation-under-light-and-low-temperature-stressed-conditions-for-lutein-production-in-flasks-and-the-coiled-tree-photo-bioreactor-ctpbr
#2
Mengyue Gong, Amarjeet Bassi
Lutein has an increasing share in the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical market due to its benefits to eye health. Microalgae may be a potential source for lutein production while the expense limits the commercialization. In this study, a coiled tubular tree photobioreactor (CTPBR) design was investigated for cultivating the cold tolerant microalgae Chlorella vulgaris UTEX 265 under various conditions for lutein production. The influence and interaction of light irradiance strength, lighting cycle, and temperature on microalgae and lutein production efficiency at low temperature range were also studied in flasks via response surface method (RSM)...
June 24, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646531/morin-a-novel-lxr%C3%AE-%C3%AE-dual-antagonist-has-potent-therapeutic-efficacy-for-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-diseases
#3
Ming Gu, Yu Zhang, Chuhe Liu, Dongshan Wang, Li Feng, Shengjie Fan, Baican Yang, Qingchun Tong, Guang Ji, Cheng Huang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Morin is a natural occurring flavonoid in many dietary plants and has a wide range of beneficial effects on metabolism; however, the mechanism underlying its action remains elusive. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Reporter assay and the Time-Resolved Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer assay were used to identify morin as a dual antagonist of LXRα and LXRβ. High fat-diet mixed with morin (100 mg/100 g diet) was administrated to high-fat diet-induced obese or LXRβ(-/-) mice combining with Western blot and RT-PCR analysis to evaluate the pharmacological effect and mechanism of morin treatment...
June 23, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640254/reduced-brain-ucp2-expression-mediated-by-microrna-503-contributes-to-increased-stroke-susceptibility-in-the-high-salt-fed-stroke-prone-spontaneously-hypertensive-rat
#4
Speranza Rubattu, Rosita Stanzione, Franca Bianchi, Maria Cotugno, Maurizio Forte, Floriana Della Ragione, Salvatore Fioriniello, Maurizio D'Esposito, Simona Marchitti, Michele Madonna, Simona Baima, Giorgio Morelli, Sebastiano Sciarretta, Luigi Sironi, Paolo Gelosa, Massimo Volpe
UCP2 maps nearby the lod score peak of STR1-stroke QTL in the SHRSP rat strain. We explored the potential contribution of UCP2 to the high-salt diet (JD)-dependent increased stroke susceptibility of SHRSP. Male SHRSP, SHRSR, two reciprocal SHRSR/SHRSP-STR1/QTL stroke congenic lines received JD for 4 weeks to detect brain UCP2 gene/protein modulation as compared with regular diet (RD). Brains were also analyzed for NF-κB protein expression, oxidative stress level and UCP2-targeted microRNAs expression level...
June 22, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638626/effects-of-liposomal-curcumin-on-five-opportunistic-bacterial-strains-found-in-the-equine-hindgut-preliminary-study
#5
S D Bland, E B Venable, J L McPherson, R L Atkinson
BACKGROUND: The horse intestinal tract is sensitive and contains a highly complex microbial population. A shift in the microbial population can lead to various issues such as inflammation and colic. The use of nutraceuticals in the equine industry is on the rise and curcumin is thought to possess antimicrobial properties that may help to minimize the proliferation of opportunistic bacteria. METHODS: Four cecally-cannulated horses were utilized to determine the optimal dose of liposomal-curcumin (LIPC) on reducing Streptococcus bovis/equinus complex (SBEC), Escherichia coli K-12, Escherichia coli general, Clostridium difficile, and Clostridium perfringens in the equine hindgut without adversely affecting cecal characteristics...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635649/the-sea-urchin-arbacia-lixula-a-novel-natural-source-of-astaxanthin
#6
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/28634124/cell-disruption-and-lipid-extraction-for-microalgal-biorefineries-a-review
#7
REVIEW
Soo Youn Lee, Jun Muk Cho, Yong Keun Chang, You-Kwan Oh
The microalgae-based biorefinement process has attracted much attention from academic and industrial researchers attracted to its biofuel, food and nutraceutical applications. In this paper, recent developments in cell-disruption and lipid-extraction methods, focusing on four biotechnologically important microalgal species (namely, Chlamydomonas, Haematococcus, Chlorella, and Nannochloropsis spp.), are reviewed. The structural diversity and rigidity of microalgal cell walls complicate the development of efficient downstream processing methods for cell-disruption and subsequent recovery of intracellular lipid and pigment components...
June 12, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634118/identification-of-chickpea-seed-proteins-resistant-to-simulated-in-vitro-human-digestion
#8
I C Ribeiro, C C Leclercq, N Simões, A Toureiro, I Duarte, J B Freire, M M Chaves, J Renaut, C Pinheiro
Proteins and peptides able to resist gastrointestinal digestion and reach the intestinal mucosa have the potential to influence human health. Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) seed proteins are able to resist cooking (86.9% total protein) and/or in vitro simulated human digestion (15.9% total protein resists soaking, cooking and digestion with pepsin and pancreatin). To identify and characterize proteins resisting digestion we made use of different MS methodologies. The efficiency of several proteases (trypsin, AspN, chymotrypsin and LysC) was tested, and two technologies were employed (MALDI-TOF-TOF and LC-nESI-MS/MS)...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630399/dietary-mastic-oil-extracted-from-pistacia-lentiscus-var-chia-suppresses-tumor-growth-in-experimental-colon-cancer-models
#9
Katerina Spyridopoulou, Angeliki Tiptiri-Kourpeti, Evangeli Lampri, Eleni Fitsiou, Stavros Vasileiadis, Manolis Vamvakias, Haido Bardouki, Anna Goussia, Vasiliki Malamou-Mitsi, Mihalis I Panayiotidis, Alex Galanis, Aglaia Pappa, Katerina Chlichlia
Plant-derived bioactive compounds attract considerable interest as potential chemopreventive anticancer agents. We analyzed the volatile dietary phytochemicals (terpenes) present in mastic oil extracted from the resin of Pistacia lentiscus var. chia and comparatively investigated their effects on colon carcinoma proliferation, a) in vitro against colon cancer cell lines and b) in vivo on tumor growth in mice following oral administration. Mastic oil inhibited - more effectively than its major constituents- proliferation of colon cancer cells in vitro, attenuated migration and downregulated transcriptional expression of survivin (BIRC5a)...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629185/leptadenia-reticulata-retz-wight-arn-jivanti-botanical-agronomical-phytochemical-pharmacological-and-biotechnological-aspects
#10
REVIEW
Sudipta Kumar Mohanty, Mallappa Kumara Swamy, Uma Rani Sinniah, Maniyam Anuradha
Leptadenia reticulata (Retz.) Wight & Arn. (Apocynaceae), is a traditional medicinal plant species widely used to treat various ailments such as tuberculosis, hematopoiesis, emaciation, cough, dyspnea, fever, burning sensation, night blindness, cancer, and dysentery. In Ayurveda, it is known for its revitalizing, rejuvenating, and lactogenic properties. This plant is one of the major ingredients in many commercial herbal formulations, including Speman, Envirocare, Calshakti, Antisept, and Chyawanprash. The therapeutic potential of this herb is because of the presence of diverse bioactive compounds such as α-amyrin, β-amyrin, ferulic acid, luteolin, diosmetin, rutin, β-sitosterol, stigmasterol, hentricontanol, a triterpene alcohol simiarenol, apigenin, reticulin, deniculatin, and leptaculatin...
June 19, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628688/effectiveness-of-a-nutraceutical-during-non-ablative-1927-nm-fractional-laser-on-patients-with-facial-hyperpigmentation-and-photoaging
#11
Joely Kaufman-Janette, Alex Cazzaniga, Annelyse Ballin, Rachel Swanson-Garcell
<p>Background: Fractional lasers have been proven to treat hyperpigmentation and photoaging. Little research has been done on the effects of supplements on healing post-laser resurfacing. A nutraceutical could offer the benefit of faster healing of the skin and fewer side effects.</p> <p>Objective: Evaluate the effectiveness of a nutraceutical associated with fractional 1927 nm laser in healing time and effectiveness on hyperpigmentation and photoaging.</p> <p>Methods & Materials: A prospective, randomized, evaluator-blinded, pilot study included Fitzpatrick skin types I-III patients with hyperpigmentation and photoaging randomly assigned to two groups...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625755/multilevel-engineering-of-the-upstream-module-of-aromatic-amino-acid-biosynthesis-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-for-high-production-of-polymer-and-drug-precursors
#12
Miguel Suástegui, Chiam Yu Ng, Anupam Chowdhury, Wan Sun, Mingfeng Cao, Emma House, Costas D Maranas, Zengyi Shao
A multilevel approach was implemented in Saccharomyces cerevisiae to optimize the precursor module of the aromatic amino acid biosynthesis pathway, which is a rich resource for synthesizing a great variety of chemicals ranging from polymer precursor, to nutraceuticals and pain-relief drugs. To facilitate the discovery of novel targets to enhance the pathway flux, we incorporated the computational tool YEASTRACT for predicting novel transcriptional repressors and OptForce strain-design for identifying non-intuitive pathway interventions...
June 15, 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625124/occurrence-and-importance-of-plant-lipids-a-promising-insight-into-algae
#13
Nihed Ben Halima
BACKGROUND: Lipids are biomolecules with interesting structural variability. They are involved in many processes such as the storage of energy, in nutrition and are also of relevance for signal transduction processes, in apoptosis, cell differentiation and phagocytosis, etc. Algae and microalgae are a promising and very diverse group of organisms. These living arganisms inhabit a vaste range of ecosystems from the Antarctic to the Deserts. They account for above half the primary productivity at the base of the food chain because of their multiple nutritional products including, for instance, lipids...
June 19, 2017: Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition & Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624654/insulin-signaling-an-opportunistic-target-to-minify-risk-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#14
REVIEW
Rohit Pardeshi, Nityanand Bolshette, Kundlik Gadhave, Ashutosh Ahire, Sahabuddin Ahmed, Tommaso Cassano, Veer Bala Gupta, Mangala Lahkar
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by accumulation of senile plaques, neurofibrillary tangles (NFT) and neurodegeneration. The diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the risk factors for AD pathogenesis by impairment in insulin signaling and glucose metabolism in central as well as peripheral system. Insulin resistance, impaired glucose and lipid metabolism lead to the Aβ (Aβ) aggregation, Tau phosphorylation, mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress, protein misfolding, memory impairment and also mark over Aβ transport through central to peripheral and vice versa...
May 30, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620907/stability-of-astaxanthin-loaded-nanostructured-lipid-carriers-in-beverage-systems
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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/28620480/reduction-of-hba1c-levels-by-fucoxanthin-enriched-akamoku-oil-possibly-involves-the-thrifty-allele-of-uncoupling-protein-1-ucp1-a-randomised-controlled-trial-in-normal-weight-and-obese-japanese-adults
#16
Nana Mikami, Masashi Hosokawa, Kazuo Miyashita, Hitoshi Sohma, Yoichi M Ito, Yasuo Kokai
Lifestyle-related problems are becoming a major health threat in East Asian countries. Therefore, finding an efficacious nutraceutical for this population is important. One candidate is fucoxanthin (Fx), a carotenoid abundantly found in edible brown seaweed that has been associated with a number of valuable health-promoting benefits. Unfortunately, clinical studies of Fx are limited. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the effects of Fx on obesity-related parameters in Japanese subjects harbouring an SNP associated with lifestyle-related problems...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619070/genome-and-transcriptome-sequence-of-finger-millet-eleusine-coracana-l-gaertn-provides-insights-into-drought-tolerance-and-nutraceutical-properties
#17
Shailaja Hittalmani, H B Mahesh, Meghana Deepak Shirke, Hanamareddy Biradar, Govindareddy Uday, Y R Aruna, H C Lohithaswa, A Mohanrao
BACKGROUND: Finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.) is an important staple food crop widely grown in Africa and South Asia. Among the millets, finger millet has high amount of calcium, methionine, tryptophan, fiber, and sulphur containing amino acids. In addition, it has C4 photosynthetic carbon assimilation mechanism, which helps to utilize water and nitrogen efficiently under hot and arid conditions without severely affecting yield. Therefore, development and utilization of genomic resources for genetic improvement of this crop is immensely useful...
June 15, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613380/influence-of-processing-and-storage-of-integral-grape-juice-vitis-labrusca-l-on-its-physical-and-chemical-characteristics-cytotoxicity-and-mutagenicity-in-vitro
#18
E Düsman, I V Almeida, E P Pinto, L Lucchetta, V E P Vicentini
Integral grape juice is extracted from the grape through processes that allow the retention of their natural composition. However, due to the severity of some processes, fruit juices can undergo changes in their quality. The present study evaluated the cytotoxic and mutagenic effects of integral grape juice by a cytokinesis-blocked micronucleus assay in Rattus norvegicus hepatoma cells (HTC) in vitro. Vitis labrusca L. (variety Concord) were produced organically and by a conventional system, and their juice was extracted by a hot extraction process...
May 31, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611737/de-novo-biosynthesis-of-apigenin-luteolin-and-eriodictyol-in-the-actinomycete-streptomyces-albus-and-production-improvement-by-feeding-and-spore-conditioning
#19
Laura Marín, Ignacio Gutiérrez-Del-Río, Paula Yagüe, Ángel Manteca, Claudio J Villar, Felipe Lombó
Nutraceutical compounds as plant flavonoids play an important role in prevention and modulation of diverse heath conditions, as they exert interesting antifungal, antibacterial, antioxidant, and antitumor effects. They also possess anti-inflammatory activities in arthritis, cardiovascular disease or neurological diseases, as well as modulatory effects on the CYP450 activity on diverse drugs. Most flavonoids are bioactive molecules of plant origin, but their industrial production is sometimes hindered due to reasons as low concentration in the plant tissues, presence in only some species or as a complex mixture or inactive glycosides in plant vacuolae...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611316/effects-of-resveratrol-curcumin-berberine-and-other-nutraceuticals-on-aging-cancer-development-cancer-stem-cells-and-micrornas
#20
James A McCubrey, Kvin Lertpiriyapong, Linda S Steelman, Steve L Abrams, Li V Yang, Ramiro M Murata, Pedro L Rosalen, Aurora Scalisi, Luca M Neri, Lucio Cocco, Stefano Ratti, Alberto M Martelli, Piotr Laidler, Joanna Dulińska-Litewka, Dariusz Rakus, Agnieszka Gizak, Paolo Lombardi, Ferdinando Nicoletti, Saverio Candido, Massimo Libra, Giuseppe Montalto, Melchiorre Cervello
Natural products or nutraceuticals have been shown to elicit anti-aging, anti-cancer and other health-enhancing effects. A key target of the effects of natural products may be the regulation of microRNA (miR) expression which results in cell death or prevents aging, diabetes, cardiovascular and other diseases. This review will focus on a few natural products, especially on resveratrol (RES), curcumin (CUR) and berberine (BBR). RES is obtained from the skins of grapes and other fruits and berries. RES may extend human lifespan by activating the sirtuins and SIRT1 molecules...
June 12, 2017: Aging
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