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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629320/transcriptomic-changes-reveal-gene-networks-responding-to-the-overexpression-of-a-blueberry-dwarf-and-delayed-flowering-1-gene-in-transgenic-blueberry-plants
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Guo-Qing Song, Xuan Gao
BACKGROUND: Constitutive expression of the CBF/DREB1 for increasing freezing tolerance in woody plants is often associated with other phenotypic changes including dwarf plant and delayed flowering. These phenotypic changes have been observed when Arabidopsis DWARF AND DELAYED FLOWERING 1 (DDF1) was overexpressed in A. thaliana plants. To date, the DDF1 orthologues have not been studied in woody plants. The aim of this study is to investigate transcriptomic responses to the overexpression of blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) DDF1 (herein, VcDDF1-OX)...
June 19, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616454/data-on-blueberry-peroxidase-kinetic-characterization-and-stability-towards-thermal-and-high-pressure-processing
#2
Netsanet Shiferaw Terefe, Antoine Delon, Cornelis Versteeg
The data presented in this article are related to a research article entitled 'Thermal and high pressure inactivation kinetics of blueberry peroxidase' (Terefe et al., 2017) [1]. In this article, we report original data on the activity of partially purified blueberry peroxidase at different concentrations of hydrogen peroxide and phenlylenediamine as substrates and the effects of thermal and high pressure processing on the activity of the enzyme. Data on the stability of the enzyme during thermal (at temperatures ranging from 40 to 80 °C) and combined thermal-high pressure processing (100-690 MPa, 30-90 °C) are included in this report...
August 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612527/-the-effect-of-p-jak1-p-stat3-signaling-way-in-intervening-nafld-by-blueberry-probiotic-serum
#3
Juan-Juan Zhu, Ming-Liang Cheng, Ming-Yu Zhou, Xue-Ke Zhao
OBJECTIVES: To explore the mechanism of interlukin-22 (IL-22)-mediated phosphor-Janus kinase-1(p-JAK1)/phosphor-signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (p-STAT3) signaling way in the experiment of improving non-alcholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) by blueberry probiotic serum. METHODS: The rat serums with low-, medium-, and high-dose of 10% blueberry probiotics, as well as saline were prepared. NAFLD model was built by inducing normal liver cell line L-02 with free fatty acid (FFA)...
March 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609455/differential-iridoid-production-as-revealed-by-a-diversity-panel-of-84-cultivated-and-wild-blueberry-species
#4
Courtney P Leisner, Mohamed O Kamileen, Megan E Conway, Sarah E O'Connor, C Robin Buell
Cultivated blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum, Vaccinium angustifolium, Vaccinium darrowii, and Vaccinium virgatum) is an economically important fruit crop native to North America and a member of the Ericaceae family. Several species in the Ericaceae family including cranberry, lignonberry, bilberry, and neotropical blueberry species have been shown to produce iridoids, a class of pharmacologically important compounds present in over 15 plant families demonstrated to have a wide range of biological activities in humans including anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609132/antioxidant-and-anticancer-properties-of-berries
#5
Bincy Baby, Priya Antony, Ranjit Vijayan
The enduring relationship between dietary patterns and human health has led us to investigate the bioactive components present in fruits and vegetables for a very long time. Berries, notably the popular ones such as strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry and the Indian gooseberry, are among the best known dietary sources due to the presence of a wide range of bioactive nutritive components. Bioactive components in berries include phenolic compounds, flavonoids and tannins apart from vitamins, minerals, sugars and fibers...
June 13, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608832/fruits-for-prevention-and-treatment-of-cardiovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Cai-Ning Zhao, Xiao Meng, Ya Li, Sha Li, Qing Liu, Guo-Yi Tang, Hua-Bin Li
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are leading global health problems. Accumulating epidemiological studies have indicated that consuming fruits was inversely related to the risk of CVDs. Moreover, substantial experimental studies have supported the protective role of fruits against CVDs, and several fruits (grape, blueberry, pomegranate, apple, hawthorn, and avocado) have been widely studied and have shown potent cardiovascular protective action. Fruits can prevent CVDs or facilitate the restoration of morphology and functions of heart and vessels after injury...
June 13, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606222/association-of-flavonoid-rich-foods-and-flavonoids-with-risk-of-all-cause-mortality
#7
Kerry L Ivey, Majken K Jensen, Jonathan M Hodgson, A Heather Eliassen, Aedín Cassidy, Eric B Rimm
Flavonoids are bioactive compounds found in foods such as tea, red wine, fruits and vegetables. Higher intakes of specific flavonoids, and flavonoid-rich foods, have been linked to reduced mortality from specific vascular diseases and cancers. However, the importance of flavonoid-rich foods, and flavonoids, in preventing all-cause mortality remains uncertain. As such, we examined the association of intake of flavonoid-rich foods and flavonoids with subsequent mortality among 93 145 young and middle-aged women in the Nurses' Health Study II...
June 13, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605682/a-uhplc-method-for-the-rapid-separation-and-quantification-of-anthocyanins-in-acai-berry-and-dry-blueberry-extracts
#8
Jakub Fibigr, Dalibor Šatínský, Petr Solich
The presented work describes the development and validation of a rapid UHPLC-UV method using a core-shell particle column with a pentafluorophenyl stationary phase for the separation and quantitative analysis of the six anthocyanins in acai berry and dry blueberry extracts. The anthocyanins (cyanidin-3-glucoside, cyanidin-3-rutenoside, delphinidin-3-galactoside, delphinidin-3-glucoside, delphinidin-3-rutenoside, and peonidin-3-glucoside) were separated and analyzed in 5min. The chromatographic separation was performed on a Kinetex PFP (150×2...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599493/blueberries-inhibit-cyclooxygenase-1-and-cyclooxygenase-2-activity-in-human-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
#9
Wumei Lin, Zhigang Li
Ovarian cancer (OC) is the sixth and eighth leading cause of cancer mortality among women in developed and developing countries, respectively. Medical therapy is the main method for the treatment of OC. However, drug toxicity and the marked side effects of chemotherapy limit the usage and therapeutic results of the treatments. Therefore, the identification of multi-target agents with few side effects and high effectiveness is required. Traditional Chinese medicine has been used clinically to treat various types of cancer for thousands of years and is considered to possess multiple components and agents, which exert efficient therapeutic functions with few side effects...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598508/farm-to-sensory-lab-taste-of-blueberry-fruit-by-children-and-adults
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Julie A Mennella, Thomas A Colquhoun, Nuala K Bobowski, James W Olmstead, Linda Bartoshuk, Dave Clark
The average American child eats fewer fruits than recommended. Although taste is the primary motivator for food intake among children, little research has systematically measured children's liking of fruit and determined whether their preferences differ from adults. We phenotyped 49 children and their mothers to determine: (1) their liking of the taste of 3 blueberry cultivars ("Arcadia," "Keecrisp," and "Kestrel") from 2 harvests for which total soluble solids were determined using a handheld Brix refractometer; (2) the association between liking and blueberry sugar content; and (3) the most preferred level of fructose, one of the primary sugars in blueberry fruit...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579298/regulation-of-gsk-3-activity-by-curcumin-berberine-and-resveratrol-potential-effects-on-multiple-diseases
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REVIEW
James A McCubrey, Kvin Lertpiriyapong, Linda S Steelman, Steve L Abrams, Lucio Cocco, Stefano Ratti, Alberto M Martelli, Saverio Candido, Massimo Libra, Giuseppe Montalto, Melchiorre Cervello, Agnieszka Gizak, Dariusz Rakus
Natural products or nutraceuticals promote anti-aging, anti-cancer and other health-enhancing effects. A key target of the effects of natural products may be the regulation of the PI3K/PTEN/Akt/mTORC1/GSK-3 pathway. This review will focus on the effects of curcumin (CUR), berberine (BBR) and resveratrol (RES), on the PI3K/PTEN/Akt/mTORC1/GSK-3 pathway, with a special focus on GSK-3. These natural products may regulate the pathway by multiple mechanisms including: reactive oxygen species (ROS), cytokine receptors, mirco-RNAs (miRs) and many others...
May 26, 2017: Advances in Biological Regulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578080/nitrogen-source-preference-in-blueberry-vaccinium-sp-enhanced-shoot-nitrogen-assimilation-in-response-to-direct-supply-of-nitrate
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Douglas S Alt, John W Doyle, Anish Malladi
Blueberry (Vaccinium sp.) is thought to display a preference for the ammonium (NH4(+)) form over the nitrate (NO3(-)) form of inorganic nitrogen (N). This N-source preference has been associated with a generally low capacity to assimilate the NO3(-) form of N, especially within the shoot tissues. Nitrate assimilation is mediated by nitrate reductase (NR), a rate limiting enzyme that converts NO3(-) to nitrite (NO2(-)). We investigated potential limitations of NO3(-) assimilation in two blueberry species, rabbiteye (Vaccinium ashei) and southern highbush (Vaccinium corymbosum) by supplying NO3(-) to the roots, leaf surface, or through the cut stem...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575326/two-pests-overlap-drosophila-suzukii-diptera-drosophilidae-use-of-fruit-exposed-to-halyomorpha-halys-hemiptera-pentatomidae
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J Megan Woltz, Nik G Wiman, Jana C Lee
Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) (Diptera: Drosophilidae) and brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), are global economic pests that may co-occur on small fruits. We investigated whether fruit recently exposed to H. halys affected subsequent host use by D. suzukii. Laboratory no-choice and choice tests presented D. suzukii with H. halys-fed and unfed raspberries and blueberries immediately or 3 d after H. halys feeding. Resulting D. suzukii eggs, or larvae and pupae, were counted...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572970/home-based-preparation-approaches-altered-the-availability-of-health-beneficial-components-from-carrot-and-blueberry
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Boyan Gao, Lu Yu, Jie Liu, Thomas T Y Wang, Yinghua Luo, Liangli Lucy Yu, Huijuan Zhang, Lingxiao Gong, Jing Wang
This study investigated the effects of different home food preparation methods on availability of total phenolic contents (TPC) and radical scavenging components, as well as the selected health beneficial compounds from fresh blueberry and carrot. High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analysis revealed that ground carrots using blenders released significantly greater amount of β-carotene than their chopped counterpart, and blueberry samples prepared with different commercial blenders/grinders released different levels of cyaniding-3-O-glucoside and malvidin-3-O-glucoside...
May 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562364/the-effects-of-blueberry-anthocyanins-on-histone-acetylation-in-rat-liver-fibrosis
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Wei Zhan, Xin Liao, Ru-Jia Xie, Tian Tian, Lei Yu, Xing Liu, Jing Liu, Po Li, Bing Han, Ting Yang, Bei Zhang, Li-Jun Cai, Rui Li, Qin Yang
To determine the effects of anthocyanins from blueberries on hepatic stellate cell (HSCs-T6) and on histone acetylation during liver fibrosis induced by CCl4 in rats. Fifty male SD rats weighing 180 ± 20g were randomly placed into a control group, a hepatic fibrosis group, a blueberry treatment group, a blueberry intervention group, and a natural recovery group. After the rats were sacrificed, the livers and the liver indexes were measured, and the pathological changes were observed by HE staining and Masson staining...
May 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560392/the-blueberry-component-pterostilbene-has-potent-anti-myeloma-activity-in-bortezomib-resistant-cells
#16
Gege Chen, Zhijian Xu, Gaomei Chang, Jun Hou, Liangning Hu, Yiwen Zhang, Dandan Yu, Bo Li, Shuaikang Chang, Yongsheng Xie, Yong Zhang, Rong Wei, Huiqun Wu, Wenqin Xiao, Xi Sun, Yi Tao, Lu Gao, Bojie Dai, Jumei Shi, Weiliang Zhu
Multiple myeloma (MM) is an incurable hematologic malignancy because of its drug resistance. Pterostilbene (Pter) is found mainly in blueberries and grapes. The effects of Pter and its exact pharmacologic mechanisms on chemoresistant myeloma are not known. Herein, we investigated the anti-myeloma activity of Pter in bortezomib-resistant cell line H929R and explored the related mechanism of action for the first time. We found that Pter inhibited proliferation of H929R cells and promoted apoptosis of the cells through a caspase-dependent pathway, loss of mitochondrial membrane potential, and activation of Akt and p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathways...
May 30, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559614/harvest-date-and-storage-effect-on-fruit-size-phenolic-content-and-antioxidant-capacity-of-wild-blueberries-of-nw-ontario-canada
#17
A U Mallik, J Hamilton
Blueberries are eaten fresh or after storing at room temperature, refrigerator or freezer but little is known about changes in food values of wild blueberries due to harvest dates and storage conditions. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of harvest date and storage conditions of wild blueberries on berry quality and health related chemistry. We analyzed Vaccinium angustifolium, V. angustifolium var. nigrum, and V. myrtilloides native to NW Ontario, Canada harvested early and late in the season for total phenol (TP), anthocyanin contents (AC), and soluble solids to titratable acidity ratio storing at room temperature, refrigerator and freezer temperature...
May 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554650/wild-blueberry-polyphenol-protein-food-ingredients-produced-by-three-drying-methods-comparative-physico-chemical-properties-phytochemical-content-and-stability-during-storage
#18
Roberta Correia, Mary H Grace, Debora Esposito, Mary Ann Lila
Particulate colloidal aggregate food ingredients were prepared by complexing wheat flour, chickpea flour, coconut flour and soy protein isolate with aqueous wild blueberry pomace extracts, then spray drying, freeze drying, or vacuum oven drying to prepare dry, flour-like matrices. Physico-chemical attributes, phytochemical content and stability during storage were compared. Eighteen anthocyanins peaks were identified for samples. Spray dried matrices produced with soy protein isolate had the highest concentration of polyphenols (156...
November 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552729/effect-of-blueberry-agro-industrial-waste-addition-to-corn-starch-based-films-for-the-production-of-a-ph-indicator-film
#19
Cláudia Leites Luchese, Natalia Sperotto, Jordana Corralo Spada, Isabel Cristina Tessaro
Intelligent packaging is an emerging area of food technology that can provide better preservation and be of further convenience for consumers. It is recommended that biodegradable materials be used to develop low-impact designs for better packaging, which could benefit the environment by simply expanding their use to new areas. In this work, corn starch, glycerol and blueberry powder (with and without prior fruit bleaching) were used to produce films by casting. Blueberry powder, a co-product from juice processing, which is rich in anthocyanins, was added in the films to evaluate its potential as a colorimetric indicator, due to the ability of anthocyanin to change color when placed in an acidic or basic environment...
May 26, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550734/pterostilbene-alleviates-polymicrobial-sepsis-induced-liver-injury-possible-role-of-sirt1-signaling
#20
Xiaojing Liu, Xueliang Yang, Lingna Han, Feng Ye, Min Liu, Wanhu Fan, Kai Zhang, Ying Kong, Jian Zhang, Lei Shi, Yunru Chen, Xi Zhang, Shumei Lin
Liver injury occurs frequently during sepsis. Pterostilbene (Pte), a natural dimethylated analog of resveratrol from blueberries, exerts anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic effects in various diseases. However, the role of Pte in sepsis-induced liver injury and its underlying mechanisms remain unknown. The current study aimed to evaluate the protective effects of Pte on sepsis-induced liver injury and its potential mechanisms. Sepsis was induced using cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) in C57BL/6 mice. Mice were administered Pte (5, 10, 15mg/kg, i...
May 24, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
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