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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803863/epidermal-e-cadherin-dependent-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-is-phytochemical-inducible-and-accelerates-anagen-hair-cycling
#1
Noha S Ahmed, Subhadip Ghatak, Mohamed S El Masry, Surya C Gnyawali, Sashwati Roy, Mohamed Amer, Helen Everts, Chandan K Sen, Savita Khanna
Unlike the epidermis, which regenerates continually, hair follicles anchored in the subcutis periodically regenerate by spontaneous repetitive cycles of growth (anagen), degeneration (catagen), and rest (telogen). The loss of hair follicles in response to injuries or pathologies such as alopecia endangers certain inherent functions of the skin. Thus, it is of interest to understand mechanisms underlying follicular regeneration in adults. In this work, a phytochemical rich in the natural vitamin E tocotrienol (TRF) served as a productive tool to unveil a novel epidermal pathway of hair follicular regeneration...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797930/%C3%AE-tocotrienol-induced-disruption-of-lipid-rafts-in-human-breast-cancer-cells-is-associated-with-a-reduction-in-exosome-heregulin-content
#2
Osama A Alawin, Rayan A Ahmed, Venkateshwararao Dronamraju, Karen P Briski, Paul W Sylvester
Overexpression of heregulin, a potent ligand that activates HER3 and HER4 receptors, plays a significant role in the development of chemotherapy resistance in breast cancer patients. Exosomes released from cancer cells are small vesicles originating from the outward budding of lipid rafts that carry various mitogenic proteins that then act locally in an autocrine/paracrine manner to stimulate cancer cell growth. Since the anticancer activity of γ-tocotrienol has been shown to be mediated in part through the disruption of lipid rafts, studies were conducted to determine the effect of γ-tocotrienol on exosomes mitogenic biopotency...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789906/tocotrienols-the-unsaturated-sidekick-shifting-new-paradigms-in-vitamin-e-therapeutics
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REVIEW
Madhu M Kanchi, Muthu K Shanmugam, Grishma Rane, Gautam Sethi, Alan P Kumar
Vitamin E family members: tocotrienols and tocopherols are widely known for their health benefits. Decades of research on tocotrienols have shown they have diverse biological activities such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, neuroprotective and skin protection benefits, as well as improved cognition, bone health, longevity and reduction of cholesterol levels in plasma. Tocotrienols also modulate several intracellular molecular targets and, most importantly, have been shown to improve lipid profiles, reduce total cholesterol and reduce the volume of white matter lesions in human clinical trials...
August 5, 2017: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777347/%C3%AE-tocotrienol-inhibits-proliferation-and-induces-apoptosis-via-the-mitochondrial-pathway-in-human-cervical-cancer-hela-cells
#4
Weili Xu, Yaqing Mi, Pan He, Shenghua He, Lingling Niu
γ-Tocotrienol, a kind of isoprenoid phytochemical, has antitumor activity. However, there is limited evidence that it has an effect on cervical cancer. In this study, the capacity to inhibit proliferation and induce apoptosis in human cervical cancer HeLa cells and the mechanism underlying these effects were examined. The results indicated that a γ-tocotrienol concentration over 30 μM inhibited the growth of HeLa cells with a 50% inhibitory concentration (IC50) of 46.90 ± 3.50 μM at 24 h, and significantly down-regulated the expression of proliferative cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) and Ki-67...
August 4, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759786/high-purity-tocotrienols-attenuate-atherosclerotic-lesion-formation-in-apoe-ko-mice
#5
Akira Shibata, Teiko Kobayashi, Akira Asai, Takahiro Eitsuka, Shinichi Oikawa, Teruo Miyazawa, Kiyotaka Nakagawa
Previous studies have demonstrated that tocotrienol (T3) has antiatherogenic effects. However, the T3 preparations used in those studies contained considerable amounts of tocopherol (Toc), which might affect the biological activity of T3. There is little information on the effect of highly purified T3 on atherosclerosis formation. This study investigated the effect of high-purity T3 on atherosclerotic lesion formation and the underlying mechanisms. Male apolipoprotein E knockout (apoE-KO) mice were fed a cholesterol-containing diet either alone or supplemented with T3 concentrate (Toc-free T3) or with α-Toc for 12 weeks...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756671/tocopherols-tocomonoenols-and-tocotrienols-in-oils-of-costa-rican-palm-fruits-a-comparison-between-six-varieties-and-chemical-vs-mechanical-extraction
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Andrea Irías-Mata, Wolfgang Stuetz, Nadine Sus, Simon Hammann, Katrin Gralla, Aracelly Cordero-Solano, Walter Vetter, Jan Frank
Palm oil is one of the richest sources of tocotrienols and may contain other non-tocopherol vitamin E congeners. The vitamin E profiles of fully ripened fruit mesocarp of three Elaeis Guineensis, two Elaeis Oleifera and one Hybrid OxG palm fruit genotypes from Costa Rica were analyzed by HPLC-FD and GC-MS after mechanical extraction by screw press and chemical extraction with hexane. γ-Tocotrienol and α-tocopherol were the most abundant tocochromanols, while other tocopherols (β-, γ-,δ-T) and α-tocomonoenol were detected at minor concentrations...
July 30, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725195/vitamin-e-as-a-potential-interventional-treatment-for-metabolic-syndrome-evidence-from-animal-and-human-studies
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REVIEW
Sok Kuan Wong, Kok-Yong Chin, Farihah Hj Suhaimi, Fairus Ahmad, Soelaiman Ima-Nirwana
A constellation of medical conditions inclusive of central obesity, hyperglycemia, hypertension, and dyslipidemia is known as metabolic syndrome (MetS). The safest option in curtailing the progression of MetS is through maintaining a healthy lifestyle, which by itself, is a long-term commitment entailing much determination. A combination of pharmacological and non-pharmacological approach, as well as lifestyle modification is a more holistic alternative in the management of MetS. Vitamin E has been revealed to possess anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity, anti-hyperglycemic, anti-hypertensive and anti-hypercholesterolemic properties...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722810/impact-of-crude-oil-quality-on-the-refining-conditions-and-composition-of-nutraceuticals-in-refined-palm-oil
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Klicia A Sampaio, Jose Vila Ayala, Vera Van Hoed, Simone Monteiro, Roberta Ceriani, Roland Verhé, Antonio J A Meirelles
Palm oil is the major vegetable oil used worldwide due to its unique properties. The effect of crude palm oil acidity on the final free fatty acids (FFA) content, neutral oil loss (NOL), and nutraceutical compounds, such as carotenes, total tocols (tocopherols and tocotrienols), squalene, and phytosterols was investigated. A central composite design was employed to study the influence of the refining conditions: temperature (200 to 260 °C), steam percentage (0.5% to 3.5%), and initial FFA content (2.2% to 6...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714405/emerging-targets-to-relieve-fat-stress-induced-liver-diseases-udca-tocotrienol-%C3%AF-3-pufas-and-igy-targeted-npc1l1-cholesterol-transporter
#9
Ji-Young Cha, Jong-Min Park, Ho-Jae Lee, Jin-Sik Bae, Young-Min Han, Byung-Chul Oh, Kwang Hyun Ko, Ki-Baik Hahm
Fat stress-induced liver disease is a hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome initiated by excess fat accumulation and encompasses a wide spectrum of diseases from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, a precursor lesion progressing to more aggressive liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Although the incidence of these fat stress-induced liver diseases is rapidly increasing worldwide in parallel with the growing epidemics of obesity and metabolic diseases, its exact pathogenesis is not well defined...
July 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707601/potential-role-of-natural-compounds-as-anti-angiogenic-agents-in-cancer
#10
Muthu K Shanmugam, Sudha Warrier, Alan Prem Kumar, Gautam Sethi, Frank Arfuso
BACKGROUND: Neovascularization, also known as angiogenesis, is the process of capillary sprouting from pre-existing blood vessels. This physiological process is a hallmark event in normal embryonic development as blood vessels generally supply both oxygen and nutrients to the cells of the body. Any disruption in this process can lead to the development of various chronic diseases, including cancer. In cancer, aberrant angiogenesis plays a prominent role in maintaining sustained tumor growth to malignant phenotypes and promoting metastasis...
July 12, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684161/vitamin-e-isoform-%C3%AE-tocotrienol-protects-against-emphysema-in-cigarette-smoke-induced-copd
#11
Hong Yong Peh, W S Daniel Tan, Tze Khee Chan, Chen Wei Pow, Paul S Foster, W S Fred Wong
Inflammation and oxidative stress contribute to emphysema in COPD. Although corticosteroids are the standard of care for COPD, they do not reduce oxidative stress, and a subset of patients is steroid-resistant. Vitamin E isoform γ-tocotrienol possesses both anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties that may protect against emphysema. We aimed to establish the therapeutic potential of γ-tocotrienol in cigarette smoke-induced COPD models in comparison with prednisolone. BALB/c mice were exposed to cigarette smoke for 2 weeks or 2 months...
July 3, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672950/tocotrienol-alleviates-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-in-a-rat-model-of-spinal-cord-injury-via-suppression-of-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE
#12
Chuanhui Xun, Mardan Mamat, Hailong Guo, Pulat Mamati, Jun Sheng, Jian Zhang, Tao Xu, Weidong Liang, Rui Cao, Weibin Sheng
In recent years accumulating evidence has indicated that tocotrienol exhibits an oxidation resistance function, decreased cholesterol function, inhibits cancer function and has unique physiological functions, including anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic and anti-oxidative properties. The present study investigated the effect of tocotrienols on spinal cord injury (SCI) by evaluating oxidative stress, inflammation and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) in rats. A rat model of SCI was induced by operation. SCI rats were treated with 120 mg/kg/day tocotrienol once a day for eight consecutive weeks...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657605/pharmacological-modulation-of-radiation-damage-does-it-exist-a-chance-for-other-substances-than-hematopoietic-growth-factors-and-cytokines
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REVIEW
Michal Hofer, Zuzana Hoferová, Martin Falk
In recent times, cytokines and hematopoietic growth factors have been at the center of attention for many researchers trying to establish pharmacological therapeutic procedures for the treatment of radiation accident victims. Two granulocyte colony-stimulating factor-based radiation countermeasures have been approved for the treatment of the hematopoietic acute radiation syndrome. However, at the same time, many different substances with varying effects have been tested in animal studies as potential radioprotectors and mitigators of radiation damage...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627455/gemcitabine-vitamin-e-conjugates-synthesis-characterization-entrapment-into-nanoemulsions-and-in-vitro-deamination-and-antitumor-activity
#14
Ahmed Abu-Fayyad, Sami Nazzal
Gemcitabine is the first line therapy for pancreatic cancer. It is, however, extensively metabolized to the inactive form by deamination enzymatic reaction. Conjugation of gemcitabine with fatty acids on its 4-amino group was found to protect it from deamination deactivation reaction. The objective of the present study was to test the in-vitro anticancer activity of gemcitabine conjugated to the γ-tocotrienol isomer of vitamin E against pancreatic tumor cells. This objective was based on reported studies in which it was demonstrated that free tocotrienol isomers of vitamin E can potentiate the anticancer activity of gemcitabine...
August 7, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627454/synthesis-physiochemical-characterization-and-in-vitro-antitumor-activity-of-the-amide-and-ph-cleavable-hydrazone-conjugates-of-%C3%AE-tocotrienol-isomer-of-vitamin-e-with-methoxy-poly-ethylene-glycol
#15
Ahmed Abu-Fayyad, Sami Nazzal
The anticancer activity of water soluble methoxy polyethylene glycol (mPEG) derivatives of tocotrienol (T3) isomers of vitamin E was previously found to be reduced when compared to the parent free isomers. This could be due to the ester bond formation between the mPEG and the 6-OH group on the chroman moiety of the T3 isomer. To further investigate, the objectives of the current study were to (1) synthesize and characterize stable amide and cleavable hydrazone conjugates between mPEG and carbon-5 on the chroman moiety of T3, and (2) examine the cytotoxicity of the newly synthesized mPEG conjugates against breast (MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231) and pancreatic (BxPC-3 and PANC-1) cancer cells...
August 30, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581741/overexpression-of-hvhggt-enhances-tocotrienol-levels-and-antioxidant-activity-in-barley
#16
Jianshu Chen, Cuicui Liu, Bo Shi, Yuqiong Chai, Ning Han, Muyuan Zhu, Hongwu Bian
Vitamin E is a potent lipid-soluble antioxidant and essential nutrient for human health. Tocotrienols are the major form of vitamin E in seeds of most monocots. It has been known that homogentisate geranylgeranyl transferase (HGGT) catalyzes the committed step of tocotrienol biosynthesis. In the present study, we generated transgenic barley overexpressing HvHGGT under endogenous D-Hordein promoter (proHor). Overexpression of HvHGGT increased seed size and seed weight in transgenic barley. Notably, total tocotrienol content increased by 10-15% in seeds of transgenic lines, due to the increased levels of δ-, β-, and γ-tocotrienol, but not α-tocotrienol...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559632/achiote-bixa-orellana-l-a-natural-source-of-pigment-and-vitamin-e
#17
REVIEW
Denise Raddatz-Mota, Laura J Pérez-Flores, Fernando Carrari, José A Mendoza-Espinoza, Fernando Díaz de León-Sánchez, Luis L Pinzón-López, Gregorio Godoy-Hernández, Fernando Rivera-Cabrera
Commercialization of agricultural products, including seeds and its derived products, represents an important economic source for developing countries. Natural colorants obtained from the seeds of achiote plant (annatto) have been used since pre-Hispanic times. Also, production of this crop has been important for Mayan cuisine. Annual world production of achiote seeds is approximately 14,500 tons (dry weight). Two thirds of the production is commercialized as dried seeds and the rest as colorant. Latin America produces 60% of the total world production, followed by Africa (27%) and Asia (12%)...
May 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545672/enhancement-of-apoptotic-activities-on-brain-cancer-cells-via-the-combination-of-%C3%AE-tocotrienol-and-jerantinine-a
#18
Ibrahim Babangida Abubakar, Kuan-Hon Lim, Toh-Seok Kam, Hwei-San Loh
BACKGROUND: γ-Tocotrienol, a vitamin E isomer possesses pronounced in vitro anticancer activities. However, the in vivo potency has been limited by hardly achievable therapeutic levels owing to inefficient high-dose oral delivery which leads to subsequent metabolic degradation. Jerantinine A, an Aspidosperma alkaloid, originally isolated from Tabernaemontana corymbosa, has proved to possess interesting anticancer activities. However, jerantinine A also induces toxicity to non-cancerous cells...
July 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467362/glutathione-as-a-redox-biomarker-in-mitochondrial-disease-implications-for-therapy
#19
REVIEW
Gregory M Enns, Tina M Cowan
Technical advances in the ability to measure mitochondrial dysfunction are providing new insights into mitochondrial disease pathogenesis, along with new tools to objectively evaluate the clinical status of mitochondrial disease patients. Glutathione (l-ϒ-glutamyl-l-cysteinylglycine) is the most abundant intracellular thiol, and the intracellular redox state, as reflected by levels of oxidized (GSSG) and reduced (GSH) glutathione, as well as the GSH/GSSG ratio, is considered to be an important indication of cellular health...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459863/effect-of-processing-on-composition-changes-of-selected-spices
#20
Cai-Hua Jia, Jung-Ah Shin, Young-Min Kim, Ki-Teak Lee
The present investigation was conducted to study the true retentions of α-tocopherol, tocotrienols and β-carotene in crown daisy, unripe hot pepper, onion, garlic, and red pepper as affected by various domestic cooking methods, those were, boiling, baking, stir-frying, deep-frying, steaming, roasting, and microwaving. Fatty acid compositions were determined by GC, and HPLC were used for quantification of α-tocopherol, tocotrienols, and β-carotene. True retentions of α-tocopherol in cooked foods were as follows: boiling (77...
2017: PloS One
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