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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787773/an-optimized-dose-of-raspberry-ketones-controls-hyperlipidemia-and-insulin-resistance-in-male-obese-rats-effect-on-adipose-tissue-expression-of-adipocytokines-and-aquaporin-7
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Eman T Mehanna, Bassant M Barakat, Mohamed H ElSayed, Mona K Tawfik
Obesity constitutes a major worldwide problem in which hyperlipidemia and insulin resistance represents adverse metabolic consequences of it. The present study was conducted to elucidate the role of raspberry ketones (RKs) in controlling body weight gain, hyperlipidemia and insulin resistance in male obese rats through affecting the expression of various adipocytokines. As Aquaporin-7 is co-related with the expression of various adipocytokines and has recently emerged as a modulator of adipocyte metabolism, the present study evaluated the effect of RKs on adipose tissue expression of aquaporin-7(AQP7) in high-fat (HF) diet-fed rats...
May 19, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29525531/raspberry-ketone-induces-brown-like-adipocyte-formation-through-suppression-of-autophagy-in-adipocytes-and-adipose-tissue
#2
Sy-Ying Leu, Yung-Chieh Tsai, Wen-Chi Chen, Chih-Hsiung Hsu, Yen-Mei Lee, Pao-Yun Cheng
Promoting white adipose tissue (WAT) to acquire brown-like characteristics is a promising approach for obesity treatment. Although raspberry ketone (RK) has been reported to possess antiobesity activity, its effects on the formation of brown-like adipocytes remain unclear. Therefore, we investigated the effects and underlying mechanism of RK on WAT browning in 3T3-L1 adipocytes and rats with ovariectomy (Ovx)-induced obesity. RK (100 μM) significantly induced browning of 3T3-L1 cells by increasing mitochondrial biogenesis and the expression of browning-specific proteins (PR domain containing 16, PRDM16; peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator 1-alpha, PGC-1α; uncoupling protein-1, UCP-1) and lipolytic enzymes (hormone-sensitive lipase and adipose triglyceride lipase)...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29477543/inhibitory-effect-of-raspberry-ketone-on-%C3%AE-glucosidase-docking-simulation-integrating-inhibition-kinetics
#3
Shang-Ling Xiong, Li-Mei Yue, Gyu Tae Lim, Jun-Mo Yang, Jinhyuk Lee, Yong-Doo Park
Inhibition of α-glucosidase is directly associated with treatment of type 2 diabetes. In this regard, we conducted enzyme kinetics integrated with computational docking simulation to assess the inhibitory effect of raspberry ketone (RK) on α-glucosidase. RK bound to the active site of α-glucosidase and interacted with several key residues such as ASP68, TYR71, HIS111, PHE157, PHE158, PHE177, GLN181, ASP214, THR215, ASP349, ASP408, and ARG439, as detected by protein-ligand docking simulation. Subsequently, we confirmed the action of RK on α-glucosidase as the non-competitive type of inhibition in a reversible and rapidly binding manner...
July 1, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444327/structural-and-functional-analysis-of-ugt92g6-suggests-an-evolutionary-link-between-mono-and-disaccharide-glycoside-forming-transferases
#4
Fong-Chin Huang, Ashok Giri, Melina Daniilidis, Guangxin Sun, Katja Härtl, Thomas Hoffmann, Wilfried Schwab
Glycosylation mediated by UDP-dependent glycosyltransferase (UGT) is one of the most common reactions for the biosynthesis of small molecule glycosides. As glycosides have various biological roles, we characterized UGT genes from grapevine (Vitis vinifera). In silico analysis of VvUGT genes that were highly expressed in leaves identified UGT92G6 which showed sequence similarity to both monosaccharide and disaccharide glucoside-forming transferases. The recombinant UGT92G6 glucosylated phenolics, among them caffeic acid, carvacrol, eugenol and raspberry ketone, and also accepted geranyl glucoside and citronellyl glucoside...
April 1, 2018: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443598/evaluation-of-natural-product-compositions-for-appetite-suppression
#5
Mesfin Yimam, Ping Jiao, Mei Hong, Lidia Brownell, Young-Chul Lee, Eu-Jin Hyun, Hyun-Jin Kim, Tae-Woo Kim, Jeong-Bum Nam, Mi-Ran Kim, Qi Jia
A change in homeostasis between food intake and energy expenditure is the hallmark of obesity. Many plant-based weight-management products are available in dietary supplement markets with no direct efficacy comparison. In this in vivo acute feed intake study in rats, the appetite suppression efficacy of well-known natural ingredients in the weight-loss market were evaluated. We tested pure caffeine, potato skin extract, Cissus quadrangularis extract, Garcinia cambogia extract, Crocus sativus extract, raspberry ketone isolated from Rubus idaeus, one commercial product (Appetrex), and one novel composition (UP601)...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315340/correction-suppression-of-cuelure-attraction-in-male-queensland-fruit-flies-provided-raspberry-ketone-supplements-as-immature-adults
#6
Humayra Akter, Saleh Adnan, Renata Morelli, Polychronis Rempoulakis, Phillip W Taylor
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0184086.].
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225109/raspberry-ketone-protects-against-isoproterenol-induced-myocardial-infarction-in-rats
#7
Vasim Khan, Sumit Sharma, Uma Bhandari, Syed Mansoor Ali, Syed Ehtaishamul Haque
AIM: The cardioprotective role of raspberry ketone (RK) against isoproterenol (ISO)-induced myocardial infarction (MI) in rats was assessed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rats were randomly divided into Group I - Vehicle control; Group II - Toxic control ISO (85mg/kg, s.c.); Group III, IV and V - RK (50, 100 and 200mg/kg, respectively) with ISO; Group VI- RK (200mg/kg) alone; Group VII - Propranolol (10mg/kg) with ISO; and Group VIII - Propranolol (10mg/kg) alone. After twenty-four hours of the last dose, animals were sacrificed and creatine kinase-MB, lactate dehydrogenase, total cholesterol, triglycerides, high-density-lipoprotein, low-density-lipoprotein, very-low-density-lipoprotein, malondialdehyde, reduced glutathione, superoxide dismutase, catalase, Na+ , K+ -ATPase, nitric oxide, histopathological and immunohistochemical analysis (tumor necrosis factor-α and inducible nitric oxide synthase) were performed...
February 1, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186466/suppression-of-mediterranean-fruit-fly-diptera-tephritidae-with-trimedlure-and-biolure-dispensers-in-coffea-arabica-gentianales-rubiaceae-in-hawaii
#8
Roger I Vargas, Steven K Souder, Pedro Rendon, Bruce Mackey
To assess the potential to suppress Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann; Diptera: Tephritidae), via mass trapping with Trimedlure (TML), we compared fly catch (as catch per trap per time period) provided by either a novel, solid, triple-lure dispenser with TML, methyl eugenol (ME), and raspberry ketone (RK) (TMR) or solid TML plugs, both without insecticides, in addition to Biolure bait stations. Work was done in a coffee plantation that had a dense C. capitata population. Three treatments were compared: 1) TMR or TML (50 traps per ha), 2) Biolure (50 traps per ha), 3) TML (25 per ha) or TMR (25 per ha) + Biolure (25 per ha), and 4) an untreated control...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164883/raspberry-ketone-reduced-lipid-accumulation-in-3t3-l1-cells-and-ovariectomy-induced-obesity-in-wistar-rats-by-regulating-autophagy-mechanisms
#9
Sy-Ying Leu, Yi-Chen Chen, Yung-Chieh Tsai, Yao-Wen Hung, Chih-Hsiung Hsu, Yen-Mei Lee, Pao-Yun Cheng
This study aimed to determine the antiobesity effects of raspberry ketone (RK), one of the major aromatic compounds contained in raspberry, and its underlying mechanisms. During adipogenesis of 3T3-L1 cells, RK (300 μM) significantly reduced lipid accumulation and downregulated the expression of CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein α (C/EBPα), peroxisome proliferation-activated receptor γ (PPARγ), fatty acid-binding protein 4 (FABP4), and fatty acid synthase (FAS). RK also reduced the expression of light chain 3B (LC3B), autophagy-related protein 12 (Atg12), sirtuin 1 (SIRT1), and phosphorylated-tuberous sclerosis complex 2 (TSC2), whereas it increased the level of p62 and phosphorylated-mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR)...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111889/the-combined-effects-of-exercise-diet-and-a-multi-ingredient-dietary-supplement-on-body-composition-and-adipokine-changes-in-overweight-adults
#10
Shawn M Arent, Alan J Walker, Joseph K Pellegrino, David J Sanders, Bridget A McFadden, Tim N Ziegenfuss, Hector L Lopez
BACKGROUND: Very few weight and fat loss supplements undergo finished-product research to examine efficacy. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of an 8-week diet and exercise program on body composition, hip and waist girth, and adipokines and evaluate whether a dietary supplement containing raspberry ketone, capsaicin, caffeine, garlic, and Citrus aurantium enhanced outcomes. METHODS: Overweight men and women completed this randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study...
February 2018: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042676/semiochemical-mediated-enhancement-of-males-to-complement-sterile-insect-technique-in-management-of-the-tephritid-pest-bactrocera-tryoni-froggatt
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Mohammed Abul Monjur Khan, Nicholas C Manoukis, Terry Osborne, Idris M Barchia, Geoff M Gurr, Olivia L Reynolds
Queensland fruit fly, Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt), is the most significant pest of Australia's $9 billion horticulture industry. The sterile insect technique (SIT) and cue-lure (a synthetic analogue of raspberry ketone (RK))-based male annihilation technique (MAT) are two of the most effective management tools against this pest. However, combining these two approaches is considered incompatible as MAT kills sterile and 'wild' males indiscriminately. In the present study we tested the effect of pre-release feeding of B...
October 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859132/suppression-of-cuelure-attraction-in-male-queensland-fruit-flies-provided-raspberry-ketone-supplements-as-immature-adults
#12
Humayra Akter, Saleh Adnan, Renata Morelli, Polychronis Rempoulakis, Phillip W Taylor
Tephritid fruit flies are amongst the most damaging insect pests of horticulture globally. Some of the key fruit fly species are managed using the sterile insect technique (SIT), whereby millions of sterile males are released to suppress reproduction of pest populations. Male annihilation technique (MAT), whereby sex specific lures are used to attract and kill males, is often used to reduce wild male numbers before SIT programs commence, providing released sterile males an increased numerical advantage. Overall program efficacy might be improved if MAT could be deployed simultaneously with SIT, continuously depleting fertile males from pest populations and replacing them with sterile males...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854647/chemical-degradation-of-tmr-multilure-dispensers-for-fruit-fly-detection-weathered-under-california-climatic-conditions
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Roger I Vargas, Steven K Souder, Joseph G Morse, Elizabeth E Grafton-Cardwell, David R Haviland, John N Kabashima, Ben A Faber, Bruce Mackey, Eddie Nkomo, Peter J Cook, John D Stark
Degradation models for multilure fruit fly trap dispensers were analyzed to determine their potential for use in large California detection programs. Solid three-component male lure TMR (trimedlure [TML], methyl eugenol [ME], raspberry ketone [RK]) dispensers impregnated with DDVP (2, 2-dichlorovinyl dimethyl phosphate) insecticide placed inside Jackson traps were weathered during summer (8 wk) and winter (12 wk) in five citrus-growing areas. Additionally, TMR wafers without DDVP, but with an insecticidal strip, were compared to TMR dispensers with DDVP...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606512/heme-oxygenase-1-mediates-anti-adipogenesis-effect-of-raspberry-ketone-in-3t3-l1-cells
#14
Yung-Chieh Tsai, Bo-Cheng Yang, Wen-Huang Peng, Yen-Mei Lee, Mao-Hsiung Yen, Pao-Yun Cheng
BACKGROUND: Obesity is caused by excessive accumulation of body fat and is closely related to complex metabolic diseases. Raspberry ketone (RK), a major aromatic compound in red raspberry, was recently reported to possess anti-obesity effects. However, its mechanisms are unclear. AIM: Adipogenesis plays a critical role in obesity and, therefore, this study aimed to investigate the effect and mechanisms of action of RK on adipogenesis in 3T3-L1 preadipocytes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 3T3-L1 preadipocytes were differentiated in medium containing insulin, dexamethasone, and 1-methyl-3-isobutylxanthine...
July 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458189/synthetic-biology-stretching-the-realms-of-possibility-in-wine-yeast-research
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REVIEW
Umesh B Jagtap, Jyoti P Jadhav, Vishwas A Bapat, Isak S Pretorius
It took several millennia to fully understand the scientific intricacies of the process through which grape juice is turned into wine. This yeast-driven fermentation process is still being perfected and advanced today. Motivated by ever-changing consumer preferences and the belief that the 'best' wine is yet to be made, numerous approaches are being pursued to improve the process of yeast fermentation and the quality of wine. Central to recent enhancements in winemaking processes and wine quality is the development of Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast strains with improved robustness, fermentation efficiencies and sensory properties...
July 3, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378858/raspberry-ketone-fails-to-reduce-adiposity-beyond-decreasing-food-intake-in-c57bl-6-mice-fed-a-high-fat-diet
#16
Bradley M Cotten, Stephanie A Diamond, Taylor Banh, Yung-Hsuan Hsiao, Rachel M Cole, Jinhui Li, Christopher T Simons, Richard S Bruno, Martha A Belury, Yael Vodovotz
As the incidence of obesity continues to increase, identifying novel nutritional therapies to enhance weight loss are needed. Raspberry ketone (RK; 4-(4-hydroxyphenyl) butan-2-one) is a bioactive phytochemical that is marketed as a weight loss supplement in the United States, yet there is scant scientific evidence demonstrating that RK promotes weight loss. The aim of the current study was to investigate the effect of RK on accumulation of adipose mass, hepatic lipid storage, and levels of plasma adiponectin in mice fed a high-fat (HF) diet...
April 19, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219012/tyrosinase-catalyzed-oxidation-of-the-leukoderma-inducing-agent-raspberry-ketone-produces-e-4-3-oxo-1-butenyl-1-2-benzoquinone-implications-for-melanocyte-toxicity
#17
Shosuke Ito, Maki Hinoshita, Erina Suzuki, Makoto Ojika, Kazumasa Wakamatsu
The exposure of human skin to 4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-butanone (raspberry ketone, RK) is known to cause chemical/occupational leukoderma. RK has a structure closely related to 4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-butanol (rhododendrol), a skin whitening agent that was found to cause leukoderma in the skin of consumers in 2013. Rhododendrol is a good substrate for tyrosinase and causes a tyrosinase-dependent cytotoxicity to melanocytes, cells that are responsible for skin pigmentation. Therefore, it is expected that RK exerts its cytotoxicity to melanocytes through the tyrosinase-catalyzed oxidation to cytotoxic o-quinones...
March 20, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139095/raspberry-ketone-supplement-promotes-early-sexual-maturation-in-male-queensland-fruit-fly-bactrocera-tryoni-diptera-tephritidae
#18
Humayra Akter, Vivian Mendez, Renata Morelli, Jeanneth Pérez, Phillip W Taylor
BACKGROUND: Raspberry ketone (RK) is highly attractive to sexually mature, but not immature, males of many Bactrocera species, including Queensland fruit fly ('Qfly', Bactrocera tryoni), and acts as a metabolic enhancer in a wide diversity of animals. We considered the possibility that, as a metabolic enhancer, RK in adult diet might accelerate sexual maturation of male Qflies. RESULTS: Recently emerged adult Qfly males (0-24 h old) were exposed to RK-treated food for 48 h and were then provided only sugar and water...
August 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27569647/sonochemical-fabrication-of-edible-fragrant-antimicrobial-nano-coating-on-textiles-and-polypropylene-cups
#19
O Tzhayik, A Lipovsky, A Gedanken
We report on a simple and effective ultrasound-assisted deposition of vanillin nanoparticles (∼50nm in size), raspberry ketone (RK) nanoparticles (∼40nm in size) and camphor nanoparticles (width ∼30nm, length ∼40nm in size) on textiles and on polypropylene surfaces. The excellent antibacterial and antifungal activity of the fragrant coatings on cotton bandages, and polypropylene surface against Escherichia coli (E. coli), Salmonella paratyphi A (S. paratyphi A) and the yeast Candida albicans (C. albicans) cultures was demonstrated...
September 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27535766/synthetic-genome-engineering-forging-new-frontiers-for-wine-yeast
#20
REVIEW
Isak S Pretorius
Over the past 15 years, the seismic shifts caused by the convergence of biomolecular, chemical, physical, mathematical, and computational sciences alongside cutting-edge developments in information technology and engineering have erupted into a new field of scientific endeavor dubbed Synthetic Biology. Recent rapid advances in high-throughput DNA sequencing and DNA synthesis techniques are enabling the design and construction of new biological parts (genes), devices (gene networks) and modules (biosynthetic pathways), and the redesign of biological systems (cells and organisms) for useful purposes...
February 2017: Critical Reviews in Biotechnology
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