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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644383/use-of-ultrasonication-technology-for-the-increased-production-of-plant-secondary-metabolites
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Md Mohidul Hasan, Tufail Bashir, Hanhong Bae
Plant secondary metabolites (PSMs) provide taste, color, odor, and resistance to plants, and they are also used to treat cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Synthesis of PSMs in plants is stimulated in response to different forms of external stress. Use of ultrasonication (US) to clean or decontaminate fruits and vegetables leads to physical stress that finally results in the accumulation of PSMs. US can stimulate accumulation of taxol, ginsenoside saponins, shikonin, and resveratrol, e.g., up to 319-fold increase of resveratrol synthesis has been observed in grape due to US...
June 23, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643510/characterization-of-the-saffron-derivative-crocetin-as-an-inhibitor-of-human-lactate-dehydrogenase-5-in-the-antiglycolytic-approach-against-cancer
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Carlotta Granchi, Serena Fortunato, Serena Meini, Flavio Rizzolio, Isabella Caligiuri, Tiziano Tuccinardi, Hyang Yeon Lee, Paul J Hergenrother, Filippo Minutolo
Inhibition of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) represents an innovative approach to tackle cancer because this peculiar glycolytic metabolism is characteristic of most invasive tumor cells. An investigation into the biological properties of saffron extracts led to the discover of their LDH-inhibition properties. In particular, the most important saffron components, crocetin, was found to inhibit LDH (IC50 = 54.9 ± 4.7 µM). This carotenoid was independently produced by chemical synthesis, and its LDH-inhibition properties manifested via its antiproliferative activity against two glycolytic cancer cell lines (A549 and HeLa, IC50 = 114...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643121/a-study-on-the-expression-of-genes-involved-in-carotenoids-and-anthocyanins-during-ripening-in-fruit-peel-of-green-yellow-and-red-colored-mango-cultivars
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G R Karanjalker, K V Ravishankar, K S Shivashankara, M R Dinesh, T K Roy, D V Sudhakar Rao
Mango (Mangiferaindica L.) fruits are generally classified based on peel color into green, yellow, and red types. Mango peel turns from green to yellow or red or retain green colors during ripening. The carotenoids and anthocyanins are the important pigments responsible for the colors of fruits. In the present study, peels of different colored cultivars at three ripening stages were characterized for pigments, colors, and gene expression analysis. The yellow colored cultivar "Arka Anmol" showed higher carotenoid content, wherein β-carotene followed by violaxanthin were the major carotenoid compounds that increased during ripening...
June 22, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642783/ibor-regulates-photosynthesis-under-heat-stress-by-stabilizing-ibpsbp-in-sweetpotato
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Le Kang, Ho S Kim, Young S Kwon, Qingbo Ke, Chang Y Ji, Sung-Chul Park, Haeng-Soon Lee, Xiping Deng, Sang-Soo Kwak
The Orange (Or) protein regulates carotenoid biosynthesis and environmental stress in plants. Previously, we reported that overexpression of the sweetpotato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam] Or gene (IbOr) in transgenic Arabidopsis (referred to as IbOr-OX/At) increased the efficiency of photosystem II (PSII) and chlorophyll content after heat shock. However, little is known about the role of IbOr in PSII-mediated protection against abiotic stress. In this study, comparative proteomics revealed that expression of PsbP (an extrinsic subunit of PSII) is up-regulated in heat-treated IbOr-OX/At plants...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642770/interplay-between-carotenoids-abscisic-acid-and-jasmonate-guides-the-compatible-rice-meloidogyne-graminicola-interaction
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Tina Kyndt, Kamrun Nahar, Ashley Haeck, Ruben Verbeek, Kristof Demeestere, Godelieve Gheysen
In this study, we have characterized the role of carotenoids and chlorophyll in the compatible interaction between the sedentary root knot nematode (RKN) Meloidogyne graminicola and the monocot model plant rice (Oryza sativa). Previous transcriptome data showed a differential expression of carotenoid and chlorophyll biosynthesis genes in nematode-induced giant cells and gall tissue. Metabolite measurement showed that galls indeed accumulate chlorophyll a, b and carotenoids, as well as the hormone abscisic acid (ABA)...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642762/arbuscular-mycorrhiza-augments-arsenic-tolerance-in-wheat-triticum-aestivum-l-by-strengthening-antioxidant-defense-system-and-thiol-metabolism
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Surbhi Sharma, Garima Anand, Neeraja Singh, Rupam Kapoor
Arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM) can help plants to tolerate arsenic (As) toxicity. However, plant responses are found to vary with the host plant and the AM fungal species. The present study compares the efficacy of two AM fungi Rhizoglomus intraradices (M1) and Glomus etunicatum (M2) in amelioration of As stress in wheat (Triticum aestivum L. var. HD-2967). Mycorrhizal (M) and non-mycorrhizal (NM) wheat plants were subjected to four levels of As (0, 25, 50, and 100 mg As kg(-1) soil). Although As additions had variable effects on the percentage of root colonized by the two fungal inoculants, each mycobiont conferred benefits to the host plant...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642129/fucoxanthin-inhibits-profibrotic-protein-expression-in-vitro-and-attenuates-bleomycin-induced-lung-fibrosis-in-vivo
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Sun Young Ma, Won Sun Park, Dae-Sung Lee, Grace Choi, Mi-Jin Yim, Jeong Min Lee, Won-Kyo Jung, Sae Gwang Park, Su-Kil Seo, Sung Jae Park, Il Yong Han, Yung Hyun Choi, Il-Whan Choi
Pulmonary fibrosis, a potentially fatal disease, results from acute and chronic interstitial lung diseases. Fucoxanthin (Fx), a carotenoid found in brown seaweed, shows a wide range of pharmacological activities. In this study, we investigated the antifibrotic effects of fucoxanthin and their underlying molecular mechanisms in transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-β1)-stimulated human pulmonary fibroblasts (HPFs). Thus, the effects of Fx on TGF-β1-induced expression of fibrotic factors, such as alpha-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), type 1 collagen, fibronectin, and interleukin-6 (IL-6), in HPFs were investigated...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637167/effects-of-dissolved-oxygen-concentration-on-photosynthetic-bacteria-wastewater-treatment-pollutants-removal-cell-growth-and-pigments-production
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Fan Meng, Anqi Yang, Guangming Zhang, Hangyao Wang
Dissolved oxygen (DO) is an important parameter in photosynthetic bacteria (PSB) wastewater treatment. This study set different DO levels and detected the pollutants removal, PSB growth and pigments production. Results showed that DO significantly influenced the performances of PSB wastewater treatment process. The highest COD (93%) and NH3-N removal (83%) was achieved under DO of 4-8mg/L, but DO of 2-4mg/L was recommended considering the aeration cost. PSB biomass reached 1645mg/L under DO of 4-8mg/L with satisfying co-enzyme Q10 content...
June 1, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636682/excited-state-characterization-of-carbonyl-containing-carotenoids-a-comparison-between-single-and-multireference-descriptions
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Riccardo Spezia, Stefan Knecht, Benedetta Mennucci
Carotenoids can play multiple roles in biological photoreceptors thanks to their rich photophysics. In the present work, we have investigated six of the most common carbonyl containing carotenoids: echinenone, canthaxanthin, astaxanthin, fucoxanthin, capsanthin and capsorubin. Their excitation properties are investigated by means of a hybrid density functional theory (DFT) and multireference configuration interaction (MRCI) approach to elucidate the role of the carbonyl group: the bright transition is of ππ* character, as expected, but the presence of a C[double bond, length as m-dash]O moiety reduces the energy of nπ* transitions which may become closer to the ππ* transition, in particular as the conjugation chain decreases...
June 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635662/development-of-a-dunaliella-tertiolecta-strain-with-increased-zeaxanthin-content-using-random-mutagenesis
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Minjae Kim, Junhak Ahn, Hancheol Jeon, EonSeon Jin
Zeaxanthin is a xanthophyll pigment that is regarded as one of the best carotenoids for the prevention and treatment of degenerative diseases. In the worldwide natural products market, consumers prefer pigments that have been produced from biological sources. In this study, a Dunaliella tertiolecta strain that has 10-15% higher cellular zeaxanthin content than the parent strain (zea1), was obtained by random mutagenesis using ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS) as a mutagen. This mutant, mp3, was grown under various salinities and light intensities to optimize culture conditions for zeaxanthin production...
June 21, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635649/the-sea-urchin-arbacia-lixula-a-novel-natural-source-of-astaxanthin
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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/28634761/unveiling-the-compositional-variety-of-cardiolipins-in-rhodobacter-sphaeroides-by-liquid-chromatography-with-electrospray-ionization-and-multistage-collision-induced-dissociation-mass-spectrometry
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Sara Granafei, Ilario Losito, Massimo Trotta, Angela Agostiano, Francesco Palmisano, Tommaso R I Cataldi
Cardiolipins (CL) contained in the lipid extracts of the photosynthetic bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides (strain R26) were systematically characterized by reversed-phase liquid chromatography coupled to electrospray ionization mass spectrometry, performed in single (MS), tandem (MS/MS) and sequential (MS(3)) modes using a linear ion trap mass spectrometer. The total number of carbon atoms and C=C bonds of each CL and, subsequently, those related to each of the constituting phosphatidic acid (PA) units, along with the location of the latter on the central glycerol backbone, were inferred from MS and MS/MS data, respectively...
June 20, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634128/growth-stimulation-and-synthesis-of-lipids-pigments-and-antioxidants-with-magnetic-fields-in-chlorella-kessleri-cultivations
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Lenon Medeiros Bauer, Jorge Alberto Vieira Costa, Ana Priscila Centeno da Rosa, Lucielen Oliveira Santos
This study aimed at applying different intensities (30 and 60mT) and exposure times (24 and 1hd(-1)) of MF to cultures of Chlorella kessleri and evaluated their effects on cell growth, proximate composition of biomass, pigment production and antioxidant activity. The condition of 60mT for 1hd(-1) stimulated biomass concentration of 83.2% by comparison with control culture (CC). Besides stimulated 13.7% lipid synthesis, 38.9% chlorophyll a and 59.1% chlorophyll b, 25.0% total carotenoids and antioxidants up to 185...
June 9, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629500/imhoffiella-gen-nov-a-marine-phototrophic-member-of-the-family-chromatiaceae-including-the-description-of-imhoffiella-purpurea-sp-nov-and-the-reclassification-of-thiorhodococcus-bheemlicus-anil-kumar-et-al-2007-as-imhoffiella-bheemlica-comb-nov
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Nupur Nupur, Mohit Kumar Saini, Pradeep Kumar Singh, Suresh Korpole, Naga Radha Srinivas Tanuku, Shinichi Takaichi, Anil Kumar Pinnaka
A coccoid-shaped phototrophic purple sulfur bacterium, strain AK35T, was isolated from a coastal surface water sample collected from Visakhapatnam, India. Cells were Gram-stain-negative, motile and purple, containing bacteriochlorophyll a and the carotenoid rhodopinal as major photosynthetic pigments. Strain AK35T was able to grow photoheterotrophically and could utilize a number of organic substrates. It was unable to grow photoautotrophically. Strain AK35T was able to utilize sulfide and thiosulfate as electron donors...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628821/pollutants-and-diet-influence-carotenoid-levels-and-integument-coloration-in-nestlings-of-an-endangered-raptor
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Marie-Sophie García-Heras, Beatriz Arroyo, Robert E Simmons, Pablo R Camarero, Rafael Mateo, Jesús T García, Francois Mougeot
Carotenoid-based traits or ornaments, such as yellow-red integuments (feathers, beaks, legs or eye-rings) displayed by birds, play key roles in social communication by reliably advertising an individual's quality or health. In some species, these traits are displayed not only by adults but also by nestlings, and function in parent-offspring communication or sibling competition by advertising an individual's physical or physiological condition. Pollutants such as organochlorine compounds (OCs) could have disruptive effects on the coloration of these traits, thereby interfering with communication processes...
June 16, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626141/dietary-starfish-oil-prevents-hepatic-steatosis-and-hyperlipidemia-in-c57bl-6n-mice-fed-high-fat-diet
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Fumiaki Beppu, Haoqi Li, Kazuaki Yoshinaga, Toshiharu Nagai, Akihiko Yoshinda, Atsushi Kubo, Jota Kanda, Naohiro Gotoh
Starfish oil (SO) is characterized by functional lipids, including n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (both in the form of triacylglycerol and in the form of phospholipid), and carotenoids, which may exert beneficial effects on metabolic disorders in obesity-associated diseases. In the present study, the effect of SO on dysregulation of lipid metabolism was examined using C57BL/6N mice treated with high-fat (HF) diet. Mice were fed HF, HF with 2% SO, or HF with 5% SO diet for 8 weeks. Weight gain, blood glucose, serum and hepatic lipid contents, and hepatic fatty acid composition were measured...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625776/beta-carotene-preferentially-regulates-chicken-myoblast-proliferation-withdrawal-and-differentiation-commitment-via-bco1-activity-and-retinoic-acid-production
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C Praud, S Al Ahmadieh, E Voldoire, Y Le Vern, E Godet, N Couroussé, B Graulet, E Le Bihan Duval, C Berri, M J Duclos
The enzyme β-carotene oxygenase 1 (BCO1) catalyzes the breakdown of provitamin A, including beta-carotene (BC), into retinal, prior to its oxidation into retinoic acid (RA). Allelic variation at the BCO1 locus results in differential expression of its mRNA and affects carotenoid metabolism specifically in chicken Pectoralis major muscle. In this context, the aim of this study was to evaluate the potential myogenic effect of BC and the underlying mechanisms in chicken myoblasts. BCO1 mRNA was detected in myoblasts derived from chicken satellite cells...
June 15, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624082/the-influence-of-carrier-material-on-some-physical-and-structural-properties-of-carrot-juice-microcapsules
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Emilia Janiszewska-Turak, Nicolò Dellarosa, Urszula Tylewicz, Luca Laghi, Santina Romani, Marco Dalla Rosa, Dorota Witrowa-Rajchert
This study investigates the effect of carrier type on the physical and structural properties of microcapsules of pure carrot juice. Low-crystallised maltodextrin (MD), gum arabic (GA), mixtures of MD and GA (1:1; 2:1; 3:1) and whey protein isolate (WPI) were used as carriers. Microencapsulation was carried out in a spray-drier at inlet air temperature of 160°C. Powders were investigated for dry matter, water activity, diameter, carotene content and hygroscopicity. In addition, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and time domain nuclear magnetic resonance (TD-NMR) were applied to analyse microcapsules glass transition temperature (Tg)...
December 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621761/production-of-chitin-from-penaeus-vannamei-by-products-to-pilot-plant-scale-using-a-combination-of-enzymatic-and-chemical-processes-and-subsequent-optimization-of-the-chemical-production-of-chitosan-by-response-surface-methodology
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José A Vázquez, Patrícia Ramos, Jesús Mirón, Jesus Valcarcel, Carmen G Sotelo, Ricardo I Pérez-Martín
The waste generated from shrimp processing contains valuable materials such as protein, carotenoids, and chitin. The present study describes a process at pilot plant scale to recover chitin from the cephalothorax of Penaeus vannamei using mild conditions. The application of a sequential enzymatic-acid-alkaline treatment yields 30% chitin of comparable purity to commercial sources. Effluents from the process are rich in protein and astaxanthin, and represent inputs for further by-product recovery. As a last step, chitin is deacetylated to produce chitosan; the optimal conditions are established by applying a response surface methodology (RSM)...
June 16, 2017: Marine Drugs
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
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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
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