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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230732/effects-of-acute-blueberry-flavonoids-on-mood-in-children-and-young-adults
#1
Sundus Khalid, Katie L Barfoot, Gabrielle May, Daniel J Lamport, Shirley A Reynolds, Claire M Williams
Epidemiological evidence suggests that consumption of flavonoids (usually via fruits and vegetables) is associated with decreased risk of developing depression. One plausible explanation for this association is the well-documented beneficial effects of flavonoids on executive function (EF). Impaired EF is linked to cognitive processes (e.g., rumination) that maintain depression and low mood; therefore, improved EF may reduce depressionogenic cognitive processes and improve mood. Study 1: 21 young adults (18-21 years old) consumed a flavonoid-rich blueberry drink and a matched placebo in a counterbalanced cross-over design...
February 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221821/enhanced-neural-activation-with-blueberry-supplementation-in-mild-cognitive-impairment
#2
Erin L Boespflug, James C Eliassen, Jonathan A Dudley, Marcelle D Shidler, Wilhelmina Kalt, Suzanne S Summer, Amanda L Stein, Amanda N Stover, Robert Krikorian
OBJECTIVES: Preclinical studies have shown that blueberry supplementation can improve cognitive performance and neural function in aged animals and have identified associations between anthocyanins and such benefits. Preliminary human trials also suggest cognitive improvement in older adults, although direct evidence of enhancement of brain function has not been demonstrated. In this study, we investigated the effect of blueberry supplementation on regional brain activation in older adults at risk for dementia...
February 21, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218781/study-on-the-effects-of-blueberry-treatment-on-histone-acetylation-modification-of-ccl4-induced-liver-disease-in-rats
#3
W Zhan, X Liao, T Tian, L Yu, X Liu, B Li, J Liu, B Han, R J Xie, Q H Ji, Q Yang
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of blueberry treatment on histone acetylation modification of carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver disease in rats. Laboratory rats were randomly divided into control, hepatic fibrosis, blueberry treatment, blueberry intervention, and natural recovery groups. Rats in the model groups were treated with CCl4 administered subcutaneously at 4- and 8-week intervals, and then executed. Both the 4- and 8-week treatment groups were treated with blueberry juice for 8 weeks, and then executed after 12 and 16 weeks, respectively...
February 16, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218703/phenolic-acid-profiling-antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-activities-and-mirna-regulation-in-the-polyphenols-of-16-blueberry-samples-from-china
#4
Xianming Su, Jian Zhang, Hongqing Wang, Jing Xu, Jiuming He, Liying Liu, Ting Zhang, Ruoyun Chen, Jie Kang
To investigate the anti-atherosclerosis related mechanism of blueberries, the phenolic acids (PAs) content, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities, as well as the microRNA (miRNA) regulation of polyphenol fractions in blueberry samples from China were studied. Sixteen batches of blueberries including 14 commercialized cultivars (Reka, Patriot, Brigitta, Bluecrop, Berkeley, Duke, Darrow, Northland, Northblue, Northcountry, Bluesource, Southgood, O'Neal, and Misty) were used in this study. Seven PAs in the polyphenol fractions from 16 blueberry samples in China were quantified by high performance liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC/MS²)...
February 18, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217907/diet-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-symptoms-survey-results-from-a-rheumatoid-arthritis-registry
#5
Sara K Tedeschi, Michelle Frits, Jing Cui, Zhi Zack Zhang, Taysir Mahmoud, Christine Iannaccone, Tzu-Chieh Lin, Kazuki Yoshida, Michael E Weinblatt, Nancy A Shadick, Daniel H Solomon
OBJECTIVE: Patients with RA often ask if specific foods, popularized as "inflammatory" or "anti-inflammatory," can improve or worsen their RA. We surveyed patients regarding diet and RA symptoms. METHODS: We mailed a diet survey to 300 subjects in a single-center RA registry at a large academic center. Subjects were asked whether they consume each of 20 foods and whether these foods make their RA symptoms better, worse, or unchanged. Semi-annual registry data include demographics, medications, comorbidities, and disease activity scores...
February 19, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213230/the-pentafluorophenyl-stationary-phase-shows-a-unique-separation-efficiency-for-performing-fast-chromatography-determination-of-highbush-blueberry-anthocyanins
#6
Barbora Šmídová, Dalibor Šatínský, Kateřina Dostálová, Petr Solich
A high-performance liquid chromatography method using an alternative pentafluorophenyl (PFP) core-shell stationary phase has been developed and used for rapid separation of 23 anthocyanins in a highbush blueberry Bluehaven cultivar. A high efficiency of separation of anthocyanins was achieved in the core-shell column Kinetex PFP, 150×4.6mm (particle size 2.6µm) with a 5×4.6mm precolumn, using a simple linear gradient elution with a mobile phase of acetonitrile and a water solution of 2% formic acid at a flow rate of 1...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213035/influence-of-electro-activated-solutions-of-weak-organic-acid-salts-on-microbial-quality-and-overall-appearance-of-blueberries-during-storage
#7
Viacheslav Liato, Riadh Hammami, Mohammed Aïder
The aim of this work was to study the potential of diluted electro-activated solutions of weak organic acid salts (potassium acetate, potassium citrate and calcium lactate) to extend the shelf life of blueberries during post-harvest storage. The sanitizing capacity of these solutions was studied against pathogenic bacteria Listeria monocytogenes and E. coli O157:H7 as well as phytopathogenic fungi A. alternata, F. oxysporum and B. cinerea. The results showed that a 5-min treatment of inoculated blueberries with electro-activated solutions resulted in a 4 log CFU/g reduction in Listeria monocytogenes for all solutions...
June 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212704/neurochemical-differences-in-learning-and-memory-paradigms-among-rats-supplemented-with-anthocyanin-rich-blueberry-diets-and-exposed-to-acute-doses-of-56-fe-particles
#8
Shibu M Poulose, Bernard M Rabin, Donna F Bielinski, Megan E Kelly, Marshall G Miller, Nopporn Thanthaeng, Barbara Shukitt-Hale
The protective effects of anthocyanin-rich blueberries (BB) on brain health are well documented and are particularly important under conditions of high oxidative stress, which can lead to "accelerated aging." One such scenario is exposure to space radiation, consisting of high-energy and -charge particles (HZE), which are known to cause cognitive dysfunction and deleterious neurochemical alterations. We recently tested the behavioral and neurochemical effects of acute exposure to HZE particles such as (56)Fe, within 24-48h after exposure, and found that radiation primarily affects memory and not learning...
February 2017: Life Sciences in Space Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212306/metabolic-effects-of-berries-with-structurally-diverse-anthocyanins
#9
John Overall, Sierra A Bonney, Mickey Wilson, Arnold Beermann, Mary H Grace, Debora Esposito, Mary Ann Lila, Slavko Komarnytsky
Overconsumption of energy dense foods and sedentary lifestyle are considered as major causes of obesity-associated insulin resistance and abnormal glucose metabolism. Results from both cohort studies and randomized trials suggested that anthocyanins from berries may lower metabolic risks, however these reports are equivocal. The present study was designed to examine effects of six berries with structurally diverse anthocyanin profiles (normalized to 400 µg/g total anthocyanin content) on development of metabolic risk factors in the C57BL/6 mouse model of polygenic obesity...
February 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194262/protective-effects-of-blueberry-drink-on-cognitive-impairment-induced-by-chronic-mild-stress-in-adult-rats
#10
Qian Guo, Young-Nam Kim, Bog-Hieu Lee
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Stress-induced cognitive impairment is related to the suppression of hippocampal neurogenesis that results from an increase of oxidative stress. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of administration of a blueberry drink, having a high antioxidant power, on the cognitive performance of adult rats exposed to chronic mild stress. MATERIALS/METHODS: Twelve-week-old male Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 48) were randomly divided into four groups: control (CO), stress (ST), control + 5% blueberry drink (CO + B), and stress + 5% blueberry drink (ST + B)...
February 2017: Nutrition Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187140/diel-periodicity-of-drosophila-suzukii-diptera-drosophilidae-under-field-conditions
#11
Richard K Evans, Michael D Toews, Ashfaq A Sial
Drosophila suzukii Matsumura (Diptera: Drosophilidae), an economically important pest of blueberry and other thin-skinned fruits, persists and prolifically reproduces under seemingly lethal climatic conditions in the field. However, behavioral and physiological mechanisms employed by D. suzukii to tolerate such extreme climatic conditions in the field are unknown. The primary objective of this project was to investigate diel periodicity of D. suzukii and their reproductive success under field conditions as related by climatic factors such as temperature and relative humidity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183766/de-novo-whole-genome-sequence-of-xylella-fastidiosa-subsp-multiplex-strain-bb01-isolated-from-a-blueberry-in-georgia-usa
#12
Christopher Van Horn, Chung-Jan Chang, Jianchi Chen
This study reports a de novo-assembled draft genome sequence of Xylella fastidiosa subsp. multiplex strain BB01 causing blueberry bacterial leaf scorch in Georgia, USA. The BB01 genome is 2,517,579 bp, with a G+C content of 51.8%, 2,943 open reading frames (ORFs), and 48 RNA genes.
February 9, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178625/vaccinium-virgatum-fruit-extract-as-an-important-adjuvant-in-biochemical-and-behavioral-alterations-observed-in-animal-model-of-metabolic-syndrome
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Pathise Souto Oliveira, Marta Gazal, Natália Porto Flores, Aline Rigon Zimmer, Vitor Clasen Chaves, Flávio Henrique Reginatto, Manuella Pinto Kaster, Rejane Giacomelli Tavares, Roselia Maria Spanevello, Claiton Leoneti Lencina, Francieli Moro Stefanello
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of blueberry (Vaccinium virgatum) fruit extract on metabolic, behavioral and oxidative stress parameters in the hippocampus and cerebral cortex of mice submitted to an experimental model of metabolic syndrome induced by a highly palatable diet (HPD). Mice C57BL/6 were divided into 4 experimental groups: (1) received standard chow and saline orally, (2) received standard chow and blueberry hydroalcoholic extract, (3) received HPD and saline orally, (4) received HPD and blueberry hydroalcoholic extract...
February 5, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166404/vcbbx-vcmyb21-and-vcr2r3myb-transcription-factors-are-involved-in-uv-b-induced-anthocyanin-biosynthesis-in-the-peel-of-harvested-blueberry-fruit
#14
Chau T T Nguyen, Sooyeon Lim, Jeong Gu Lee, Eun Jin Lee
This study was carried out to better understand the mechanism responsible for increasing the anthocyanins in blueberries after UV-B radiation at 6.0 kJ m(-2) for 20 min. UV-B induced upregulation of genes involved in anthocyanin biosynthesis in blueberry fruit compared to a nontreated control. Phenylalanine ammonia lyase, chalcone synthase, and flavanone 3'-hydroxylase, which are enzymes that function upstream of anthocyanin biosynthesis, were significantly expressed by UV-B. Expression levels of VcBBX, VcMYB21, and VcR2R3MYB transcription factors (TFs) were upregulated by UV-B in the same manner as the anthocyanin biosynthesis genes...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150498/flavonoid-metabolites-in-human-urine-during-blueberry-anthocyanin-intake
#15
Wilhelmina Kalt, Jane E McDonald, Yan Liu, Sherry A E Fillmore
The human health benefits of anthocyanins (Anc) and other flavonoids are widely recognized. However the flavonoid-based urinary metabolites arising in vivo after Anc intake are not well described. Human (n=17) urine was collected while blueberry juice (BJ) was consumed daily for 28 d and once after a 7 d washout. MS/MS scanning of 664 urine samples for 18 parent Anc (PAnc) and 42 predicted Anc metabolites (AncM) yielded 371 products (i.e. MS/MS x retention time (RT)). Flavonoid-based AncM, which were likely underestimated, were almost 20-times more abundant than PAnc...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115904/evaluation-of-polyphenol-content-and-antioxidant-capacity-of-fruits-and-vegetables-using-a-modified-enzymatic-extraction
#16
Rudy Álvarez, Héctor Araya, Rosa Navarro-Lisboa, Carol Lopez de Dicastillo
Fruits and vegetables are considered a good source of polyphenols and antioxidant capacities which are beneficial in protecting the human body against damage induced by reactive species. The objective of this work is to conduct an assessment of the polyphenol content and antioxidant activities of different fruit (kiwi, pear, green apple, raspberry, blackberry, strawberry and blueberry) and vegetable (pumpkin, green and red pepper) extracts using both chemical extraction and a modified in vitro digestive enzymatic extraction in order to compare results...
December 2016: Food Technology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106822/red-fruits-extraction-of-antioxidants-phenolic-content-and-radical-scavenging-determination-a-review
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REVIEW
Gádor-Indra Hidalgo, María Pilar Almajano
Red fruits, as rich antioxidant foods, have gained over recent years capital importance for consumers and manufacturers. The industrial extraction of the phenolic molecules from this source has been taking place with the conventional solvent extraction method. New non-conventional extraction methods have been devised as environmentally friendly alternatives to the former method, such as ultrasound, microwave, and pressure assisted extractions. The aim of this review is to compile the results of recent studies using different extraction methodologies, identify the red fruits with higher antioxidant activity, and give a global overview of the research trends regarding this topic...
January 19, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069631/pollination-reservoirs-in-lowbush-blueberry-ericales-ericaceae
#18
E M Venturini, F A Drummond, A K Hoshide, A C Dibble, L B Stack
Pollinator-dependent agriculture heavily relies upon a single pollinator-the honey bee. To diversify pollination strategies, growers are turning to alternatives. Densely planted reservoirs of pollen- and nectar-rich flowers (pollination reservoirs, hereafter "PRs") may improve pollination services provided by wild bees. Our focal agroecosystem, lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton), exists in a simple landscape uniquely positioned to benefit from PRs. First, we contrast bee visitation rates and use of three types of PR...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059417/effects-of-daily-blueberry-consumption-on-circulating-biomarkers-of-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-antioxidant-defense-in-postmenopausal-women-with-pre-and-stage-1-hypertension-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Sarah A Johnson, Rafaela G Feresin, Negin Navaei, Arturo Figueroa, Marcus L Elam, Neda S Akhavan, Shirin Hooshmand, Shirin Pourafshar, Mark E Payton, Bahram H Arjmandi
Oxidative stress and inflammation are central to the development of a number of chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease and previous research suggests that blueberry consumption may attenuate these processes. The present study investigated the effects of blueberries on blood biomarkers of oxidative stress, inflammation, and antioxidant defense in postmenopausal women with pre- and stage 1-hypertension. In a randomized, parallel-arm, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, 40 pre- and stage 1-hypertensive postmenopausal women aged 45 to 65 years were randomly assigned to receive 22 g freeze-dried highbush blueberry powder per day (Blueberry) or 22 g placebo powder per day (Control) for 8 weeks...
January 6, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056918/fermented-blueberry-juice-extract-and-its-specific-fractions-have-an-anti-adipogenic-effect-in-3%C3%A2-t3-l1-cells
#20
Mayra L Sánchez-Villavicencio, Melinda Vinqvist-Tymchuk, Wilhelmina Kalt, Chantal Matar, Francisco J Alarcón Aguilar, Maria Del Carmen Escobar Villanueva, Pierre S Haddad
BACKGROUND: Obesity and Type 2 diabetes have reached epidemic status worldwide. Wild lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton) is a plant of the North American Aboriginal traditional pharmacopeia with antidiabetic potential, especially when it is fermented with Serratia vaccinii. METHODS: A phytochemical fractionation scheme was used to identify potential bioactive compounds as confirmed by HPLC retention times and UV-Vis spectra. 3 T3-L1 cells were differentiated for 7 days with either Normal Blueberry Extract (NBE), Fermented Blueberry Extract (FBE/F1), seven fractions and four pure compounds...
January 6, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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