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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629290/functional-foods-how-functional-are-they-a-case-report-of-supplement-induced-psychosis
#1
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/28610733/comparison-of-fortified-sfursat-and-passito-wines-produced-from-fresh-and-dehydrated-grapes-of-aromatic-black-cv-moscato-nero-vitis-vinifera-l
#2
Carolina Ossola, Simone Giacosa, Fabrizio Torchio, Susana Río Segade, Alberto Caudana, Enzo Cagnasso, Vincenzo Gerbi, Luca Rolle
Moscato nero d'Acqui is an Italian aromatic black winegrape variety characterized by a low content of anthocyanins (mostly tri-substituted), a satisfactory content of high molecular mass tannins, and a fair amount of terpenes. The grapes were subjected to a postharvest dehydration process under controlled thermohygrometric conditions (16-18°C, 55-70 RH%, 0.6m/s air speed) with the aim to produce three different special wine types (fortified, sfursat, and passito) from fresh, partially dehydrated (27°Brix), and withered (36°Brix) grapes, respectively...
August 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610729/targeted-and-untargeted-high-resolution-mass-approach-for-a-putative-profiling-of-glycosylated-simple-phenols-in-hybrid-grapes
#3
Chiara Barnaba, Eduardo Dellacassa, Giorgio Nicolini, Mattia Giacomelli, Tomas Roman Villegas, Tiziana Nardin, Roberto Larcher
Vitis vinifera is one of the most widespread grapevines around the world representing the raw material for high quality wine production. The availability of more resistant interspecific hybrid vine varieties, developed from crosses between Vitis vinifera and other Vitis species, has generated much interest, also due to the low environmental effect of production. However, hybrid grape wine composition and varietal differences between interspecific hybrids have not been well defined, particularly for the simple phenols profile...
August 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596775/abnormal-endogenous-repression-of-ga-signaling-in-a-seedless-table-grape-cultivar-with-high-berry-growth-response-to-ga-application
#4
Atiako K Acheampong, Chuanlin Zheng, Tamar Halaly, Lisa Giacomelli, Yumiko Takebayashi, Yusuke Jikumaru, Yuji Kamiya, Amnon Lichter, Etti Or
Gibberellin (GA) application is routinely used in the table grape industry to increase berry size and cluster length. Although grapevine cultivars show a wide range of growth responsiveness to GA3 application, the reasons for these differences is unclear. To shed light on this issue, two commercial grapevine cultivars with contrasting berry response to GA were selected for comparative analysis, in which we tested if the differences in response: (1) is organ-specific or cultivar-related; (2) will be reflected in qualitative/quantitative differences in transcripts/proteins of central components of GA metabolism and signaling and levels of GA metabolites...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593720/phytoestrogen-rich-natural-preparation-for-treatment-of-climacteric-syndrome-and-atherosclerosis-prevention-in-perimenopausal-women
#5
T V Kirichenko, V A Myasoedova, V A Orekhova, A L Ravani, N A Nikitina, A V Grechko, I A Sobenin, A N Orekhov
The present study evaluated the risks and benefits of phytoestrogen treatment in healthy perimenopausal women in relation to the dynamics of climacteric syndrome and progression of atherosclerosis. Study participants were treated with placebo or phytoestrogen-rich natural preparation Karinat based on grape (Vitis vinifera) seeds, green tea (Camellia sinensis) leaves, hop (Hunulus lupulus) cone powder and garlic (Allium sativum) powder. The dynamics of climacteric syndrome was evaluated by Kupperman Index and Utian Quality of Life Scale...
June 8, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587960/mathematical-modeling-of-gallic-acid-release-from-chitosan-films-with-grape-seed-extract-and-carvacrol
#6
Javiera F Rubilar, Rui M S Cruz, Rommy N Zuñiga, Igor Khmelinskii, Margarida C Vieira
Controlled release of antimicrobial and antioxidant compounds from packaging films is of utmost importance for extending the shelf-life of perishable foods. This study focused on the mathematical modeling of gallic acid release into an aqueous medium from three chitosan films, formulated with grape seed extract (GSE) and carvacrol. We quantified the release by HPLC technique during 30days at three temperatures (5, 25 and 45°C). The diffusion coefficients, varying with temperature according to an Arrhenius-type relationship, and the respective activation energies for Film-1 and Film-2 were, respectively [Formula: see text] m(2)s(-1) and [Formula: see text] m(2)s(-1), Ea1=58kJmol(-1) and Ea2=60kJmol(-1) as obtained from the Fickian fit...
June 3, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578061/effects-of-the-combination-of-%C3%AF-3-pufas-and-proanthocyanidins-on-the-gut-microbiota-of-healthy-rats
#7
Sara Ramos-Romero, Mercè Hereu, Eunice Molinar-Toribio, María Pilar Almajano, Lucía Méndez, Isabel Medina, Núria Taltavull, Marta Romeu, Maria Rosa Nogués, Josep Lluís Torres
ω-3 Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) reduce risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and other pathologies that involve low-grade inflammation. They have recently been shown to exert complementary functional effects with proanthocyanidins. As the reduction of health-promoting gut bacteria such as lactobacilli and bifidobacteria has been linked to a number of alterations in the host, the aim of this study was to determine whether PUFAs and proanthocyanidins also cooperate in maintaining well-balanced microbiota...
July 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578033/influence-of-omega-3-pufas-on-the-metabolism-of-proanthocyanidins-in-rats
#8
Eunice Molinar-Toribio, Sara Ramos-Romero, Elisabet Fuguet, Núria Taltavull, Lucía Méndez, Marta Romeu, Isabel Medina, Josep Lluís Torres, Jara Pérez-Jiménez
Studies of the bioavailability of proanthocyanidins usually consider them independently of other dietary constituents, while there is a tendency in the field of functional foods towards the combination of different bioactive compounds in a single product. This study examined the long-term effects of ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids of marine origin on the metabolic fate of grape proanthocyanidins. For this, female adult Wistar-Kyoto rats were fed (18weeks) with a standard diet supplemented or not with eicosapentaenoic acid/docosahexaenoic acid (1:1, 16...
July 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28568316/influence-of-diabetes-on-plasma-pharmacokinetics-and-brain-bioavailability-of-grape-polyphenols-and-their-phase-ii-metabolites-in-the-zucker-diabetic-fatty-rat
#9
Tzu-Ying Chen, Mario G Ferruzzi, Qing-Li Wu, James E Simon, Stephen T Talcott, Jun Wang, Lap Ho, George Todd, Bruce Cooper, Giulio M Pasinetti, Elsa M Janle
SCOPE: The effect of diabetes on the pharmacokinetics, bioavailability and brain distribution of grape polyphenols and select metabolites was studied in the Zucker diabetic fatty (ZDF) rat model. METHODS AND RESULTS: (ZDF) rats and their lean controls (LN) were dosed with a Standardized Grape Polyphenol (SGP) Mixture consisting of grape seed extract, Concord grape juice and resveratrol (RES) by oral gavage for 10 days. An 8 hour pharmacokinetic study was performed...
June 1, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548949/dietary-grape-seed-proanthocyanidins-inactivate-regulatory-t-cells-by-promoting-ner-dependent-dna-repair-in-dendritic-cells-in-uvb-exposed-skin
#10
Mudit Vaid, Ram Prasad, Tripti Singh, Santosh K Katiyar
Ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation induces regulatory T cells (Treg cells) and depletion of these Treg cells alleviates immunosuppression and inhibits photocarcinogenesis in mice. Here, we determined the effects of dietary grape seed proanthocyanidins (GSPs) on the development and activity of UVB-induced Treg cells. C3H/HeN mice fed a GSPs (0.5%, w/w)-supplemented or control diet were exposed to UVB (150 mJ/cm2) radiation, sensitized to 2,4-dinitrofluorobenzene (DNFB) and sacrificed 5 days later. FACS analysis indicated that dietary GSPs decrease the numbers of UVB-induced Treg cells...
May 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534957/grape-seed-proanthocyanidin-inhibits-inflammatory-responses-in-hepatic-stellate-cells-by-modulating-the-mapk-akt-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathways
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Jin-Woo Lee, Young Il Kim, Youngchul Kim, Minji Choi, Seoyeon Min, Yong Hoon Joo, Sung-Vin Yim, Namhyun Chung
In the present study, we aimed to investigate the molecular mechanisms and prophylactic effects of grape seed proanthocyanidin (GSP) on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated human hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). Cell counting and MTT assays were used to assess cell viability in the absence or presence of GSP. Reverse transcription-quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) was performed for several inflammation-related genes (NOD1, NOD2, TLR2, TLR4, IL-1 β, IL-6, IL-8, iNOS and COX-2). The expression of anti-inflammatory cell signaling molecules, including c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), p38, extracellular signal regulated kinase (ERK), Akt, nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB), inhibitory-κBα (IκBα), iNOS and COX-2, was evaluated by western blot analysis...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530607/metabolic-and-rna-profiling-elucidates-proanthocyanidins-accumulation-in-aglianico-grape
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Alessandra Rinaldi, Clizia Villano, Carmine Lanzillo, Angelo Tamburrino, Michael Jourdes, Pierre-Louis Teissedre, Luigi Moio, Luigi Frusciante, Domenico Carputo, Riccardo Aversano
Aglianico grapes are known for their high content of proanthocyanidins (PAs), which are responsible for the astringency of wines derived from this cultivar. However, the accumulation of PAs and their genetic control during berry development remain largely unexplored. This work aimed to monitor astringency-causing PAs in Aglianico berries and correlate them with the expression of 14 key genes. Berries were collected during ripening and dissected in skins and seeds. PAs were fractionated and the content of total phenolics, flavans, anthocyanins, tannins reactive towards salivary proteins and tannin structural composition were evaluated...
October 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507011/influence-of-diet-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-systematic-review
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M José Bagur, M Antonia Murcia, Antonia M Jiménez-Monreal, Josep A Tur, M Mar Bibiloni, Gonzalo L Alonso, Magdalena Martínez-Tomé
Nutrition is considered to be a possible factor in the pathogenesis of the neurological disease multiple sclerosis (MS). Nutrition intervention studies suggest that diet may be considered as a complementary treatment to control the progression of the disease; a systematic review of the literature on the influence of diet on MS was therefore conducted. The literature search was conducted by using Medlars Online International Literature (MEDLINE) via PubMed and Scopus. Forty-seven articles met the inclusion criteria...
May 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502165/grape-seed-proanthocyanidin-inhibits-mucin-synthesis-and-viral-replication-by-suppression-of-ap-1-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-via-p38-mapks-jnk-signaling-pathways-in-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infected-a549-cells
#14
Jin-Woo Lee, Young Il Kim, Chang-Nim Im, Sung Wan Kim, Su Jin Kim, Seoyeon Min, Yong Hoon Joo, Sung-Vin Yim, Namhyun Chung
Airway epithelial cells are often infected by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), one of the most common causes of asthma, bronchiolitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and pneumonia. During the infection process, excessive mucins instigate airway inflammation. However, the mechanism underlying RSV-induced airway hyper-responsiveness and inflammation is poorly understood. Furthermore, no reliable vaccines or drugs for antiviral therapy are available. In this study, the effect of the natural compound grape seed proanthocyanidin (GSP) on RSV-infected human airway epithelial cells A549 was evaluated...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500724/grape-seed-proanthocyanidin-extract-ameliorates-inflammation-and-adiposity-by-modulating-gut-microbiota-in-high-fat-diet-mice
#15
Wen Liu, Shaoqian Zhao, Jiqiu Wang, Juan Shi, Yingkai Sun, Weiqing Wang, Guang Ning, Jie Hong, Ruixin Liu
SCOPE: Obesity and associated metabolic complications is a worldwide public health issue. Gut microbiota has been recently linked to obesity and its related inflammation. In this study, we have explored the anti-inflammatory effect of grape seed proanthocyanindin extract (GSPE) in the high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity and identified the contribution of the gut microbiota to GSPE effects on metabolism. METHODS AND RESULTS: Mice were fed a normal diet and a high-fat diet with or without GSPE (300mg/kg body weight/day) by oral gavage for 7 weeks...
May 12, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499242/potential-ameliorative-effects-of-grape-seed-derived-polyphenols-against-cadmium-induced-prostatic-deficits
#16
Yongfang Lei, Qian Chen, Jinglou Chen, Dong Liu
Grape (Vitis vinifera) is consumed as fruit and wine for people. In this study, rat model of prostatic deficits was induced by orally receiving 60mg/L cadmium chlorine (CdCl2) through drinking water for 20 weeks. Grape seed-derived polyphenols extract (GSP) was orally given for 20 weeks. Finally, the prostatic levels of E-cadherin, fibronectin, and α-smooth muscle actin were measured by immunohistochemical and qPCR analysis. The oxidative stress was measured by detecting the levels of malondialdehyde, nitric oxide, reduced glutathione/oxidized glutathione and enzymatic antioxidant status...
July 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491066/robust-phylogeny-of-tetrastigma-vitaceae-based-on-ten-plastid-dna-regions-implications-for-infrageneric-classification-and-seed-character-evolution
#17
Sadaf Habib, Viet-Cuong Dang, Stefanie M Ickert-Bond, Jin-Long Zhang, Li-Min Lu, Jun Wen, Zhi-Duan Chen
Tetrastigma (Miq.) Planch. is one of the most species-rich genera of the economically and agronomically important grape family Vitaceae. It includes ca. 95 species widely distributed in the tropics and subtropics of Asia and Australia. Species of Tetrastigma exhibit great diversity in both vegetative and reproductive characters. Here we inferred a well-supported phylogeny of Tetrastigma based on ten chloroplast DNA regions with an expanded taxon sampling of 72 species and two varieties. Our molecular results support six major clades within Tetrastigma and the relationships among these clades were well-resolved...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490118/study-of-phenolic-extractability-in-grape-seeds-by-means-of-atr-ftir-and-raman-spectroscopy
#18
Julio Nogales-Bueno, Berta Baca-Bocanegra, Abigail Rooney, José Miguel Hernández-Hierro, Hugh J Byrne, Francisco José Heredia
Near infrared hyperspectral imaging has been applied to grape seeds in order to select a representative subset of samples according to their spectral features in the 900-1700nm range. Afterwards, selected grape seeds have been classified according to their total phenol and flavanol extractabilities. In this way, samples were sorted in three different groups identified as low, medium and high extractability levels. In order to establish the chemical structures which can be responsible for the different extractabilities, vibrational spectroscopy has been applied to the non-extracted material after seed extractions...
October 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473058/increased-cytokine-production-by-monocytes-from-human-subjects-who-consumed-grape-powder-was-not-mediated-by-differences-in-dietary-intake-patterns
#19
Susan J Zunino, Nancy L Keim, Darshan S Kelley, Ellen L Bonnel, Elaine C Souza, Janet M Peerson
Recently, in a randomized, double-blind crossover study, we reported that consumption of grape powder by obese human subjects increased the production of the proinflammatory cytokines interleukin (IL)-1β and IL-6 by peripheral blood monocytes after ex vivo stimulation with bacterial lipopolysaccharide compared with the placebo treatment. We hypothesized that dietary grape powder increased the production of these cytokines by stimulated monocytes. To test this hypothesis, we used 24-hour dietary recall data to determine if differences in dietary patterns played a role in increased cytokine production...
April 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471235/mechanism-of-grape-seeds-extract-protection-against-paracetamol-renal-cortical-damage-in-male-albino-rats
#20
S M N Abdel-Hafez, R A Rifaai, W Y Abd Elzaher
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the possible protective role of grape seeds extract (GSE) in ameliorating the toxic effects of paracetamol overdose on the rat renal cortical tissue. BACKGROUND: Paracetamol is one of the widely used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Unfortunately, it was reported as the most common cause of toxic ingestion in the world. Grape seeds extract (GSE) is known to have a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
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