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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415750/xanthohumol-induces-paraptosis-of-leukemia-cells-through-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-pathway
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Xiangquan Mi, Chunming Wang, Chao Sun, Xu Chen, Xiang Huo, Yiming Zhang, Gang Li, Bo Xu, Jun Zhang, Jianxin Xie, Zhenhua Wang, Ji Li
Xanthohumol as a natural polyphenol demonstrates an anticancer activity, but its underlying mechanism remains unclear. In this study, we showed that xanthohumol (XN) induces paraptosis of leukemia cells. The paraptosis is one cell death which is characterized by dilation of the endoplasmic reticulum and/or mitochondria. The results demonstrated that XN treatment significantly inhibited cell proliferation and triggered extensive cytoplasmic vacuolation of HL-60 leukemia cells, but it did not cause the cleavage of caspase-3 protein or apoptosis...
March 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381226/annurca-apple-m-pumila-miller-cv-annurca-extracts-act-against-stress-and-ageing-in-s-cerevisiae-yeast-cells
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Mariarita Stirpe, Vanessa Palermo, Michele Maria Bianchi, Romano Silvestri, Claudio Falcone, Giancarlo Tenore, Ettore Novellino, Cristina Mazzoni
BACKGROUND: During the past years, a number of studies have demonstrated the positive effect of apple on ageing and different diseases such as cancer, degenerative and cardiovascular diseases. The unicellular yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae represents a simple eukaryotic model to study the effects of different compounds on lifespan. We previously demonstrated that apple extracts have anti-ageing effects in this organism because of their antioxidant properties. In particular, the effect is related to the presence in this fruit of polyphenols, which give a large contribution to the antioxidant activity of apples...
April 5, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357791/role-of-brassinosteroids-in-alleviating-toxin-induced-stress-of-verticillium-dahliae-on-cotton-callus-growth
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Noreen Bibi, Imrul Mosaddek Ahmed, Kai Fan, Muhammad Dawood, Feng Li, Shuna Yuan, Xuede Wang
Brassinosteroids are well known to mitigate biotic stresses; however, their role to induce tolerance against Verticillium dahliae is unknown. The current study employed V. dahliae (Vd) toxin as pathogen-free model system to induce stress on cotton callus growth, and its amelioration was investigated using 24-epibrassinolide (EBR). Results revealed that EBR has ameliorative effects against Vd toxin with greater seen effect when callus was treated with EBR prior to its exposure to Vd toxin (pre-EBR treatment) than EBR applied along with Vd toxin simultaneously (co-EBR treatment)...
March 29, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353662/black-tea-high-molecular-weight-polyphenol-rich-fraction-promotes-hypertrophy-during-functional-overload-in-mice
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Yuki Aoki, Tetsuo Ozawa, Tohru Takemasa, Osamu Numata
Mitochondria activation factor (MAF) is a high-molecular-weight polyphenol extracted from black tea that stimulates training-induced 5' adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activation and improves endurance capacity. Originally, MAF was purified from black tea using butanol and acetone, making it unsuitable for food preparation. Hence, we extracted a MAF-rich sample "E80" from black tea, using ethanol and water only. Here, we examined the effects of E80 on resistance training. Eight-week old C57BL/6 mice were fed with a normal diet or a diet containing 0...
March 29, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283884/resveratrol-and-brain-mitochondria-a-review
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Fernanda Rafaela Jardim, Fernando Tonon de Rossi, Marielle Xavier Nascimento, Renata Gabriele da Silva Barros, Paula Agrizzi Borges, Isabella Cristina Prescilio, Marcos Roberto de Oliveira
Resveratrol (3,4',5-trihydroxystilbene; C14H12O3) is a polyphenolic phytoalexin found in grapes, berries, peanuts, and wines. Resveratrol has been viewed as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic, and anticancer agent. Moreover, it has been reported that resveratrol modulates mitochondrial function, redox biology, and dynamics in both in vitro and in vivo experimental models. Resveratrol also attenuates mitochondrial impairment induced by certain stressors. Resveratrol upregulates, for example, mitochondria-located antioxidant enzymes, decreasing the production of reactive species by these organelles...
March 10, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245885/olive-oil-bioactive-compounds-increase-body-weight-and-improve-gut-health-and-integrity-in-gilthead-sea-bream-sparus-aurata
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Enric Gisbert, Karl B Andree, José C Quintela, Josep A Calduch-Giner, Ignacio R Ipharraguerre, Jaume Pérez-Sánchez
An olive oil bioactive extract (OBE) rich in bioactive compounds like polyphenols, triterpenic acids, long-chain fatty alcohols, unsaturated hydrocarbons, tocopherols and sterols was tested (0, 0·08, 0·17, 0·42 and 0·73 % OBE) in diets fed to sea bream (Sparus aurata) (initial weight: 5·4 (sd 1·2) g) during a 90-d trial (four replicates). Fish fed diets containing 0·17 and 0·42 % OBE were 5 % heavier (61·1 (sd 1·6) and 60·3 (sd 1·1) g, respectively) than those of the control group (57·0 (sd 0·7) g), although feed conversion ratio and specific feed intake did not vary...
March 1, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157696/resveratrol-induces-mitochondria-mediated-caspase-independent-apoptosis-in-murine-prostate-cancer-cells
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Sanjay Kumar, Erdal Eroglu, James A Stokes, Karyn Scissum-Gunn, Sabita N Saldanha, Udai P Singh, Upender Manne, Selvarangan Ponnazhagan, Manoj K Mishra
Found in the skins of red fruits, including grapes, resveratrol (RES) is a polyphenolic compound with cancer chemopreventive activity. Because of this activity, it has gained interest for scientific investigations. RES inhibits tumor growth and progression by targeting mitochondria-dependent or -independent pathways. However, further investigations are needed to explore the underlying mechanisms.The present study is focused on examining the role of RES-induced, mitochondria-mediated, caspase-independent apoptosis of prostate cancer cells, namely transgenic adenocarcinoma of mouse prostate (TRAMP) cells...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101713/macro-and-microelement-content-and-other-properties-of-chaenomeles-japonica-l-fruit-and-protective-effects-of-its-aqueous-extract-on-hepatocyte-metabolism
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Irena Baranowska-Bosiacka, Beata Bosiacka, Julita Rast, Izabela Gutowska, Jolanta Wolska, Ewa Rębacz-Maron, Kamila Dębia, Katarzyna Janda, Jan Korbecki, Dariusz Chlubek
This growing interest in the cultivation of Japanese quince Chaenomeles japonica L. results from the potentially beneficial properties of its fruit. Fresh fruits are very firm and too acidic to eat raw, but their bioactive components, distinctive aroma, and high amount of dietary fiber make the fruits well suited for industrial processing. However, not all the properties of the fruit have been investigated. For example, there are no comprehensive reports about the mineral content or potentially harmful effects on liver metabolism...
January 18, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068639/effects-of-argan-oil-on-the-mitochondrial-function-antioxidant-system-and-the-activity-of-nadph-generating-enzymes-in-acrylamide-treated-rat-brain
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Birsen Aydın
Argan oil (AO) is rich in minor compounds such as polyphenols and tocopherols which are powerful antioxidants. Acrylamide (ACR) has been classified as a neurotoxic agent in animals and humans. Mitochondrial oxidative stress and dysfunction is one of the most probable molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases. Female Sprague Dawley rats were exposed to ACR (50mg/kg i.p. three times a week), AO (6ml/kg,o.p, per day) or together for 30days. The activities of cytosolic enzymes such as xanthine oxidase (XO), glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH), glutathione-S-transferase (GST), mitochondrial oxidative stress, oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) and tricarboxylic acid cycle (TCA) enzymes, mitochondrial metabolic function, adenosine triphosphate (ATP) level and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity were assessed in rat brain...
March 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794174/polyphenol-rich-virgin-olive-oil-reduces-insulin-resistance-and-liver-inflammation-and-improves-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-high-fat-diet-fed-rats
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Adriano Lama, Claudio Pirozzi, Maria Pia Mollica, Giovanna Trinchese, Francesca Di Guida, Gina Cavaliere, Antonio Calignano, Giuseppina Mattace Raso, Roberto Berni Canani, Rosaria Meli
SCOPE: Virgin olive oil is an essential component of the Mediterranean diet. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties are mainly linked to phenolic contents. This study aims to evaluate the beneficial effects of a polyphenol-rich virgin olive oil (HPCOO) or olive oil without polyphenols (WPOO) in rats fed high-fat diet (HFD). METHODS AND RESULTS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four groups based on the different types of diet: (I) standard diet (STD); (II) HFD; (III) HFD containing WPOO, and (IV) HFD containing HPCOO...
October 29, 2016: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746034/role-of-oxidative-stress-and-antioxidants-in-daily-nutrition-and-human-health
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REVIEW
Geir Bjørklund, Salvatore Chirumbolo
Diet may be defined as a complex process that should involve a deeper comprehension of metabolism, energy balance, and the molecular pathways involved in cellular stress response and survival, gut microflora genetics, enzymatic polymorphism within the human population, and the role of plant-derived polyphenols in this context. Metabolic syndrome, encompassing pathologies with a relatively high morbidity, such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease, is a bullet point of the big concern about how daily dietary habits should promote health and prevent metabolic impairments to prevent hospitalization and the need for health care...
January 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723473/therapeutic-properties-of-green-tea-against-environmental-insults
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REVIEW
Lixia Chen, Huanbiao Mo, Ling Zhao, Weimin Gao, Shu Wang, Meghan M Cromie, Chuanwen Lu, Jia-Sheng Wang, Chwan-Li Shen
Pesticides, smoke, mycotoxins, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and arsenic are the most common environmental toxins and toxicants to humans. These toxins and toxicants may impact on human health at the molecular (DNA, RNA, or protein), organelle (mitochondria, lysosome, or membranes), cellular (growth inhibition or cell death), tissue, organ, and systemic levels. Formation of reactive radicals, lipid peroxidation, inflammation, genotoxicity, hepatotoxicity, embryotoxicity, neurological alterations, apoptosis, and carcinogenic events are some of the mechanisms mediating the toxic effects of the environmental toxins and toxicants...
February 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27613967/polydatin-protects-cardiomyocytes-against-myocardial-infarction-injury-by-activating-sirt3
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Mingming Zhang, Zhijing Zhao, Min Shen, Yingmei Zhang, Jianhong Duan, Yanjie Guo, Dongwei Zhang, Jianqiang Hu, Jie Lin, Wanrong Man, Lichao Hou, Haichang Wang, Dongdong Sun
Myocardial infarction (MI), which is characterized by chamber dilation and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction, represents a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Polydatin (PD), a monocrystalline and polyphenolic drug isolated from a traditional Chinese herb (Polygonum cuspidatum), alleviates mitochondrial dysfunction. We investigated the effects and underlying mechanisms of PD in post-MI cardiac dysfunction. We constructed an MI model by left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery ligation using wild-type (WT) and Sirt3 knockout (Sirt3(-/-)) mice...
September 7, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27611176/autophagy-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-adjuvant-arthritis-rats-treatment-with-resveratrol
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Junqiang Zhang, Xianbin Song, Wei Cao, Jinseng Lu, Xiaoqing Wang, Gaoyuan Wang, Zhicheng Wang, Xiaoyu Chen
Resveratrol is a polyphenol derivatives which exhibits a pro-apoptotic effect in a variety of human cancers by triggering mitochondria apoptosis pathway and autophagy. However, there are scarcely reports on its apoptosis-promoting effect in abnormal proliferation fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLSs). In this study, we investigated the underlying mechanism and apoptosis-inducing effects of resveratrol on the abnormal proliferation of FLSs in adjuvant-arthritis (AA) rats. Since using resveratrol for 12 days resulted in a significant decreasing the swelling degree of the paw, reducing malondialdehyde (MDA) content and enhancing superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity, antioxidant capacity, glutathione peroxidase and glutathione reductase ratio in AA rats...
September 9, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610044/selected-polyphenols-potentiate-the-apoptotic-efficacy-of-glycolytic-inhibitors-in-human-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cell-lines-regulation-by-protein-kinase-activities
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Elena de Blas, María Cristina Estañ, María Del Carmen Gómez de Frutos, Javier Ramos, María Del Carmen Boyano-Adánez, Patricio Aller
BACKGROUND: The glycolysis inhibitor 2-deoxy-d-glucose (2-DG) is a safe, potentially useful anti-tumour drug, but its efficacy is normally low when used alone. Recent studies indicated that 2-DG stimulates the PI3K/Akt and MEK/ERK defensive pathways, which limits the apoptotic efficacy in tumour cell lines. We hypothesized that co-treatment with selected polyphenols could improve 2-DG-provoked apoptosis by preventing defensive kinase activation. METHODS: Cell proliferation was measured by cell counting or the MTT assay...
2016: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27606689/resveratrol-specifically-kills-cancer-cells-by-a-devastating-increase-in-the-ca2-coupling-between-the-greatly-tethered-endoplasmic-reticulum-and-mitochondria
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Corina T Madreiter-Sokolowski, Benjamin Gottschalk, Warisara Parichatikanond, Emrah Eroglu, Christiane Klec, Markus Waldeck-Weiermair, Roland Malli, Wolfgang F Graier
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Resveratrol and its derivate piceatannol are known to induce cancer cell-specific cell death. While multiple mechanisms of actions have been described including the inhibition of ATP synthase, changes in mitochondrial membrane potential and ROS levels, the exact mechanisms of cancer specificity of these polyphenols remain unclear. This paper is designed to reveal the molecular basis of the cancer-specific initiation of cell death by resveratrol and piceatannol. METHODS: The two cancer cell lines EA...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27455862/effects-of-grape-skin-extract-on-age-related-mitochondrial-dysfunction-memory-and-life-span-in-c57bl-6j-mice
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Heike Asseburg, Carmina Schäfer, Madeleine Müller, Stephanie Hagl, Maximilian Pohland, Dirk Berressem, Marta Borchiellini, Christina Plank, Gunter P Eckert
Dementia contributes substantially to the burden of disability experienced at old age, and mitochondrial dysfunction (MD) was identified as common final pathway in brain aging and Alzheimer's disease. Due to its early appearance, MD is a promising target for nutritional prevention strategies and polyphenols as potential neurohormetic inducers may be strong neuroprotective candidates. This study aimed to investigate the effects of a polyphenol-rich grape skin extract (PGE) on age-related dysfunctions of brain mitochondria, memory, life span and potential hormetic pathways in C57BL/6J mice...
September 2016: Neuromolecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27373419/signaling-mechanisms-underlying-the-glioprotective-effects-of-resveratrol-against-mitochondrial-dysfunction
#18
Bruna Bellaver, Larissa Daniele Bobermin, Débora Guerini Souza, Marília Danielly Nunes Rodrigues, Adriano Martimbianco de Assis, Moacir Wajner, Carlos-Alberto Gonçalves, Diogo Onofre Souza, André Quincozes-Santos
Resveratrol, a polyphenol found in grapes and red wine, exhibits antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and, neuroprotective effects. Resveratrol also plays a significant role modulating glial functionality, protecting the health of neuroglial cells against several neuropsychiatric in vivo and in vitro experimental models. Mitochondrial impairment strongly affected astrocyte functions and consequently brain homeostasis. Molecules that promote astrocyte mitochondrial protection are fundamental to maintain brain energy balance and cellular redox state, contributing to brain healthy...
September 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27339454/potent-effects-of-peracetylated-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-against-hydrogen-peroxide-induced-damage-in-human-epidermal-melanocytes-via-attenuation-of-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis
#19
W Ning, S Wang, D Liu, L Fu, R Jin, A Xu
BACKGROUND: Damage to melanocytes induced by oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathogenesis of vitiligo. A polyphenol found in green tea, (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), exhibits certain antioxidative effects in the treatment of various diseases. The major problem that limits the clinical application of this polyphenol is its low bioavailability and stability. Peracetylated EGCG (AcEGCG), a fully acetylated derivative of EGCG, is more stable and bioavailable than EGCG, but the effects of its action on human epidermal melanocytes have not been elucidated...
August 2016: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27281548/ex-vivo-treatment-with-a-polyphenol-enriched-cocoa-extract-ameliorates-myocardial-infarct-and-postischemic-mitochondrial-injury-in-normotensive-and-hypertensive-rats
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Luisa F González Arbeláez, Alejandro Ciocci Pardo, Juliana C Fantinelli, Claudia Caldiz, José Luis Ríos, Guillermo R Schinella, Susana M Mosca
Our objective was to determine the effects of a polyphenol-enriched cocoa extract (PCE) on myocardial postischemic alterations in normotensive (Wistar rats, W) and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). Isolated hearts were submitted to 110 min of perfusion or 20 min stabilization, 30 min global ischemia, and 60 min reperfusion (R). Other hearts were treated with PCE at the onset of R. Infarct size, the reduced glutathione (GSH), and the expression of phospho-Akt, P-GSK-3β, and P-eNOS were assessed. In isolated mitochondria, the Ca(2+)-mediated response of mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP), membrane potential (Δψm), and superoxide production were determined...
June 29, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
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