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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538813/mechanisms-of-endothelial-protection-by-natural-bioactive-compounds-from-fruit-and-vegetables
#1
Bernardita Monsalve, Anibal Concha-Meyer, Iván Palomo, Eduardo Fuentes
The endothelium is fundamental for the regulation of vascular tone and structure. Under disease conditions, including the presence of cardiovascular disease risk factors, the endothelium loses its protective role and becomes a proatherosclerotic structure. In this article we searched for strategies from PUBMED and Science Direct databases using the following key words: endothelium, natural bioactive compounds, polyphenols and cardiovascular diseases. The search was restricted to english language papers. Studies have identified the contribution of diet to the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases...
May 22, 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538676/older-australians-can-achieve-high-adherence-to-the-mediterranean-diet-during-a-6-month-randomised-intervention-results-from-the-medley-study
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Courtney Davis, Jonathan Hodgson, Janet Bryan, Manohar Garg, Richard Woodman, Karen Murphy
Adherence to a Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) is thought to be achievable in non-Mediterranean regions, but this has yet to be investigated. We aimed to determine if an older Australian population could adhere to a MedDiet for six months. We conducted a randomised, parallel dietary intervention trial with two dietary arms: the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) group and the habitual diet (HabDiet) control group. A 15-point Mediterranean diet adherence score and food and nutrient intakes were estimated from three-day weighed food records collected at baseline, two and four months...
May 24, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537731/reaction-of-spring-barley-and-common-radish-on-the-introduction-of-ionic-liquids-containing-asymmetric-cations-to-the-soil
#3
Barbara Pawłowska, Arkadiusz Telesiński, Maciej Płatkowski, Michał Stręk, Martyna Śnioszek, Robert Biczak
The harmful effect of ionic liquids (ILs) on the environment is one of the important elements of scientific research conducted around the world. This study presents the effect of ionic liquids, containing the asymmetric cations benzyltrimethylammonium chloride [BenzTMA][Cl] and benzyltriethylammonium chloride[BenzTEA][Cl], on physiological and biochemical changes in common radish plants and spring barley seedlings. The examined ILs demonstrated low toxicity to higher plants. A compound that exhibiting higher phytotoxicity to these plant species was [BenzTMA][Cl]...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534695/wound-healing-activity-of-pluchea-indica-leaf-extract-in-oral-mucosal-cell-line-and-oral-spray-formulation-containing-nanoparticles-of-the-extract
#4
Wiphupat Buranasukhon, Sirivan Athikomkulchai, Sarin Tadtong, Chuda Chittasupho
CONTEXT: Pluchea indica (L.) Less (Asteraceae) is an herb used as a traditional medicine for wound healing. The chemical compounds found in Pluchea indica leaves are phenolic acids, flavonoids, anthocyanins and carotenoids. OBJECTIVE: This study investigates the effect of Pluchea indica leaf ethanol extract and its nanoparticles (NPs) on cytotoxicity, cell survival and migration of human oral squamous carcinoma cell line. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cell viability was measured using MTT assay to assess the effect of Pluchea indica leaf extract and NPs (1-500 μg/mL) on cytotoxicity and cell survival...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534677/modeling-tomato-ripening-based-on-carotenoid-raman-spectroscopy-experimental-versus-kinetic-model
#5
Daniel Martin, Alicia G Gonzalvez, Rocio Mateos Medina, Angel González Ureña
This work reports on a combined experimental and theoretical investigation on the carotenoid Raman signal in several tomato fruits during their postharvest time evolution and ripening. Both resonant (180°) backscattering and polarized (90°) Raman scattering were used to monitor the most prominent bands of carotenoid (lycopene and β-carotene) evolution in different tomato varieties. Relevant findings of the present investigations were that while the depolarization ratio of the ν1 band hardly changed with time, the Raman ν1 band intensity did change showing a similar pattern for all tomatoes investigated...
June 2017: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534654/functions-and-substrates-of-plastoglobule-localized-metallopeptidase-pgm48
#6
Nazmul H Bhuiyan, Klaas J van Wijk
Plastoglobules (PGs) in chloroplasts are monolayer lipid-protein particles attached to thylakoids. The size and number of PGs per chloroplast respond dynamically to abiotic environmental stresses and developmental transitions. During senescence, the thylakoid membranes and its constituents are dismantled in controlled fashion. Leaf senescence coincides with a dramatic increase in the size of PGs, which is consistent with a functional role of PG in remobilization of thylakoid membrane components. In a recent publication (1) , we showed that PG-localized metallopeptidase PGM48 promotes natural senescence...
May 23, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533983/comparative-transcriptome-analyses-of-a-late-maturing-mandarin-mutant-and-its-original-cultivar-reveals-gene-expression-profiling-associated-with-citrus-fruit-maturation
#7
Lu Wang, Qingzhu Hua, Yuewen Ma, Guibing Hu, Yonghua Qin
Characteristics of late maturity in fruit are good agronomic traits for extending the harvest period and marketing time. However, underlying molecular basis of the late-maturing mechanism in fruit is largely unknown. In this study, RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) technology was used to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs) related to late-maturing characteristics from a late-maturing mutant 'Huawan Wuzishatangju' (HWWZSTJ) (Citrus reticulata Blanco) and its original line 'Wuzishatangju' (WZSTJ). A total of approximately 17...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531562/the-effects-of-lutein-on-respiratory-health-across-the-life-course-a%C3%A2-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Debora Melo van Lent, Elisabeth T M Leermakers, Sirwan K L Darweesh, Eduardo M Moreira, Myrte J Tielemans, Taulant Muka, Anna Vitezova, Rajiv Chowdhury, Wichor M Bramer, Guy G Brusselle, Janine F Felix, Jessica C Kiefte-de Jong, Oscar H Franco
BACKGROUND: Lutein, a fat-soluble carotenoid present in green leafy vegetables and eggs, has strong antioxidant properties and could therefore be important for respiratory health. DESIGN: We systematically reviewed the literature for articles that evaluated associations of lutein (intake, supplements or blood levels) with respiratory outcomes, published in Medline, Embase, Cochrane Central, PubMed, Web of Science and Google Scholar, up to August 2014. RESULTS: We identified one Randomized Control Trial (RCT), two longitudinal, four prospective and six cross-sectional studies...
June 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531276/impact-of-vitamin-a-and-carotenoids-on-the-risk-of-tuberculosis-progression
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Omowunmi Aibana, Molly F Franke, Chuan-Chin Huang, Jerome T Galea, Roger Calderon, Zibiao Zhang, Mercedes C Becerra, Emily R Smith, Alayne G Ronnenberg, Carmen Contreras, Rosa Yataco, Leonid Lecca, Megan B Murray
Background: Low and deficient levels of vitamin A are common in low and middle income countries where tuberculosis (TB) burden is high. We assessed the impact of baseline levels of vitamins A and carotenoids on TB disease risk. Methods: We conducted a case-control study nested within a longitudinal cohort of household contacts of pulmonary TB cases in Lima, Peru. We defined cases as HIV-negative household contacts with blood samples who developed TB disease at least 15 days after enrollment of index patient...
May 20, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531138/phytochemical-composition-and-antioxidant-capacity-of-seven-saskatoon-berry-amelanchier-alnifolia-nutt-genotypes-grown-in-poland
#10
Sabina Lachowicz, Jan Oszmiański, Łukasz Seliga, Stanisław Pluta
The basic chemical composition, bioactive compounds, and antioxidant capacity of fruits of three new Polish breeding clones (No. 5/6, type S, and type N) and four Canadian cultivars (cvs.) ("Martin", "Smoky", "Pembina", and "Honeywood") grown in Poland in 2016 were investigated. Fruits were analyzed for their contents of triterpenoids, carotenoids, chlorophylls, and polyphenolics with the ultra-performance liquid chromatography photodiode detector-quadrupole/time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UPLC-PDA-Q/TOF-MS) method, sugar with the high-performance liquid chromatography-evaporative light scattering detector (HPLC-ELSD) method, and antioxidant capacity with the ability to reduce free radical (ABTS) and ferric reducing ability of plasma (FRAP) method...
May 21, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530616/effect-of-ultrasound-treatment-on-visual-color-vitamin-c-total-phenols-and-carotenoids-content-in-cape-gooseberry-juice
#11
Luis Eduardo Ordóñez-Santos, Jader Martínez-Girón, Maria Enith Arias-Jaramillo
Strong interest of consumers in acquiring minimally processed foods that conserve the different micronutrients has raised the need to study the effect of food processing methods on quality attributes. The aim of the study was to determine the effect ultrasound treatment on color, and the bioactive compounds (ascorbic acid, total phenols, carotenoids, and provitamin A) of Cape gooseberry juice. Color values, ascorbic acid, total phenols, carotenoids, and Retinol Activity Equivalent (RAE) were measured. The results indicate significant reductions (p<0...
October 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530596/phytochemicals-content-and-antioxidant-properties-of-sea-buckthorn-hippophae-rhamnoides-l-as-affected-by-heat-treatment-quantitative-spectroscopic-and-kinetic-approaches
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Florentina-Mihaela Ursache, Ioana Otilia Ghinea, Mihaela Turturică, Iuliana Aprodu, Gabriela Râpeanu, Nicoleta Stănciuc
The effect of thermal processing (50-100°C) on the degradation of the phytochemicals in sea buckthorn extract was investigated using chromatographic, fluorescence and FT-IR spectroscopy techniques and degradation kinetics. Heating the sea buckthorn extract resulted in structural changes that led to red- or blue-shifts in maximum emission, depending on temperature and excitation wavelengths. The attenuated total reflectance analysis of the sea buckthorn extract revealed a satisfactory thermostability of compounds at high temperatures...
October 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529085/variations-in-native-protein-glycation-and-plasma-antioxidants-in-several-birds-of-prey
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Tana Ingram, Jessica Zuck, Chad R Borges, Patrick Redig, Karen L Sweazea
Birds are an anomaly among vertebrates as they are remarkably long-lived despite having naturally high blood glucose and metabolic rates. For mammals, hyperglycemia leads to oxidative stress and protein glycation. In contrast, many studies have shown that domestic and wild birds are relatively resistant to these glucose-mediated pathologies. Surprisingly very little research has examined protein glycation in birds of prey, which by nature consume a diet high in protein and fat that promotes gluconeogenesis...
May 18, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528704/from-neuro-pigments-to-neural-efficiency-the-relationship-between-retinal-carotenoids-and-behavioral-and-neuroelectric-indices-of-cognitive-control-in-childhood
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Anne M Walk, Naiman A Khan, Sasha M Barnett, Lauren B Raine, Arthur F Kramer, Neal J Cohen, Christopher J Moulton, Lisa M Renzi-Hammond, Billy R Hammond, Charles H Hillman
Lutein and zeaxanthin are plant pigments known to preferentially accumulate in neural tissue. Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD), a non-invasive measure of retinal carotenoids and surrogate measure of brain carotenoid concentration, has been associated with disease prevention and cognitive health. Superior MPOD status in later adulthood has been shown to provide neuroprotective effects on cognition. Given that childhood signifies a critical period for carotenoid accumulation in brain, it is likely that the beneficial impact would be evident during development, though this relationship has not been directly investigated...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528494/carotenoid-to-bacteriochlorophyll-energy-transfer-in-the-rc-lh1-pufx-complex-from-rhodobacter-sphaeroides-containing-the-extended-conjugation-keto-carotenoid-diketospirilloxanthin
#15
Václav Šlouf, Gürkan Keşan, Radek Litvín, David J K Swainsbury, Elizabeth C Martin, C Neil Hunter, Tomáš Polívka
RC-LH1-PufX complexes from a genetically modified strain of Rhodobacter sphaeroides that accumulates carotenoids with very long conjugation were studied by ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy. The complexes predominantly bind the carotenoid diketospirilloxanthin, constituting about 75% of the total carotenoids, which has 13 conjugated C=C bonds, and the conjugation is further extended to two terminal keto groups. Excitation of diketospirilloxanthin in the RC-LH1-PufX complex demonstrates fully functional energy transfer from diketospirilloxanthin to BChl a in the LH1 antenna...
May 20, 2017: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528110/effect-of-regulated-deficit-irrigation-on-quality-parameters-carotenoids-and-phenolics-of-diverse-tomato-varieties-solanum-lycopersicum-l
#16
Elena Coyago-Cruz, Mireia Corell, Carla M Stinco, Dolores Hernanz, Alfonso Moriana, Antonio J Meléndez-Martínez
This study aims to evaluate the effects of regulated deficit irrigation (RDI) and of cluster position (CI: first and second cluster; CII: third and fourth cluster; CIII: fifth and sixth cluster) on fruit quality parameters, carotenoids and phenolics in tomatoes. Three common ('Tigerella', 'Palamós' and 'Byelsa') and two cherry varieties ('Lazarino' and 'Summerbrix') were studied. The results showed that the regulated deficit irrigation with reduction of 40 and 50% in the leaf water potential in common and cherry tomatoes did not affect greatly the organoleptic quality of common tomatoes and 'Summerbrix', while cherry varieties were significantly affected with the cluster position...
June 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527695/cytoprotection-proliferation-and-epidermal-differentiation-of-adipose-tissue-derived-stem-cells-on-emu-oil-based-electrospun-nanofibrous-mat
#17
Younes Pilehvar-Soltanahmadi, Mohammad Nouri, Mikaël M Martino, Amir Fattahi, Effat Alizadeh, Masoud Darabi, Mohammad Rahmati-Yamchi, Nosratollah Zarghami
Electrospun nanofibrous scaffolds containing natural substances with wound healing properties such as Emu oil (EO) may have a great potential for increasing the efficiency of stem cell-based skin bioengineering. For this purpose, EO blended PCL/PEG electrospun nanofibrous mats were successfully fabricated and characterized using FE-SEM, FTIR and Universal Testing Machine. The efficiency of the scaffolds in supporting the adherence, cytoprotection, proliferation and differentiation of adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ADSCs) to keratinocyte was evaluated...
May 17, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527371/lutein-exerts-anti-inflammatory-effects-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#18
Rosanna W S Chung, Per Leanderson, Anna K Lundberg, Lena Jonasson
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Many coronary artery disease (CAD) patients exhibit chronic low-grade inflammation. Carotenoids are anti-oxidants with potential anti-inflammatory properties. Here, we first assessed relationships between interleukin (IL)-6 and individual carotenoids in plasma from CAD patients. Based on the results, we proceeded to assess anti-inflammatory effects of one carotenoid, lutein, in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from CAD patients. METHODS: Lutein + zeaxanthin (isomers with lutein being dominant), β-cryptoxanthin, lycopene, α- and β-carotene and IL-6 were measured in plasma from 134 patients with stable angina (SA) and 59 patients with acute coronary syndrome...
May 6, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527015/a-genome-wide-association-study-identifies-the-genomic-region-associated-with-shell-color-in-yesso-scallop-patinopecten-yessoensis
#19
Liang Zhao, Yangping Li, Yajuan Li, Jiachen Yu, Huan Liao, Shuyue Wang, Jia Lv, Jun Liang, Xiaoting Huang, Zhenmin Bao
The shell color polymorphism widely exists in economic shellfish, which not only results in a better visual perception but also shows great value as an economic trait for breeding. Small numbers of reddish-orange shell Yesso scallops, Patinopecten yessoensis, were found in cultured populations compared to the brown majority. In this study, a genome-wide association study was conducted to understand the genetic basis of shell color. Sixty-six 2b-RAD libraries with equal numbers of reddish-orange and brown shell individuals were constructed and sequenced using the Illumina HiSeq 2000 platform...
May 19, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526061/photosynthesis-at-the-far-red-region-of-the-spectrum-in-acaryochloris-marina
#20
REVIEW
Syed Lal Badshah, Yahia Mabkhot, Salim S Al-Showiman
Acaryochloris marina is an oxygenic cyanobacterium that utilizes far-red light for photosynthesis. It has an expanded genome, which helps in its adaptability to the environment, where it can survive on low energy photons. Its major light absorbing pigment is chlorophyll d and it has α-carotene as a major carotenoid. Light harvesting antenna includes the external phycobilin binding proteins, which are hexameric rods made of phycocyanin and allophycocyanins, while the small integral membrane bound chlorophyll binding proteins are also present...
May 19, 2017: Biological Research
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