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Chiranjib Banerjee, Michael Westberg, Thomas Breitenbach, Mikkel Bregnhøj, Peter R Ogilby
The oxidation of lipids is an important phenomenon with ramifications for disciplines that range from food science to cell biology. The development and characterization of tools and techniques to monitor lipid oxidation are thus relevant. Of particular significance in this regard are tools that facilitate the study of oxidations at interfaces in heterogeneous samples (e.g., oil-in-water emulsions, cell membranes). In this article, we establish proof-of-principle for methods to initiate and then monitor such oxidations with high spatial resolution...
May 11, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
Bárbara Nieva-Echevarría, Encarnación Goicoechea, María D Guillén
The extent of cod liver oil hydrolysis and oxidation during in vitro gastrointestinal digestion was investigated by Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance ((1)H NMR) and Solid Phase Microextraction-Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (SPME-GC/MS). These techniques evidenced the degradation of polyunsaturated ω-3 and ω-6 lipids and, for the first time, that of vitamin A, naturally present in cod liver oil. Cis,trans-conjugated dienes associated with hydroperoxides, as well as monoepoxides, cis,trans-2,4-alkadienals, 4-hydroperoxy- and 4-hydroxy-2-alkenals, and several vitamin A derived metabolites were generated...
October 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
Courtney R Alexander, Michael J Hooper, Dave Cacela, Kim D Smelker, Caleshia S Calvin, Karen M Dean, Steve J Bursian, Fred L Cunningham, Katie C Hanson-Dorr, Katherine E Horak, John P Isanhart, Jane Link, Susan A Shriner, Céline A J Godard-Codding
Double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus, DCCO) were orally exposed to Deepwater Horizon Mississippi Canyon 252 (DWH) oil to investigate oil-induced toxicological impacts. Livers were collected for multiple analyses including cytochrome P4501A (CYP1A) enzymatic activity and protein expression. CYP1A enzymatic activity was measured by alkoxyresorufin O-dealkylase (AROD) assays. Activities specific to the O-dealkylation of four resorufin ethers are reported: benzyloxyresorufin O-debenzylase (BROD), ethoxyresorufin O-deethylase (EROD), methoxyresorufin O-demethylase (MROD), and pentoxyresorufin O-depentylase (PROD)...
April 5, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Paul Jarrett, Robert Scragg
The earliest record between sun exposure and skin disease goes back five millennia to the ancient Egyptians. The modern scientific era of medical light therapy and skin diseases started in 1877 when Downs and Blunt reported that exposure to light inhibited fungal growth in test tubes. Continuing research generated a growing medical interest in the potential the effects of light to treat and cure skin diseases considered as parasitic. This culminated in the awarding of the 1903 Nobel Prize in Medicine to Niels Finsen for his pioneering work showing that light could successfully treat cutaneous mycobacterium tuberculosis (lupus vulgaris), a disfiguring disorder common at the time...
March 16, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
Ingunn Narverud, Mari C W Myhrstad, Karl-Heinz Herzig, Toni Karhu, Tuva B Dahl, Bente Halvorsen, Stine M Ulven, Kirsten B Holven
Peptides released from the small intestine and colon regulate short-term food intake by suppressing appetite and inducing satiety. Intake of marine omega-3 (n-3) fatty acids (FAs) from fish and fish oils is associated with beneficial health effects, whereas the relation between intake of the vegetable n-3 fatty acid α-linolenic acid and diseases is less clear. The aim of the present study was to investigate the postprandial effects of a single high-fat meal enriched with vegetable n-3 or a combination of vegetable and marine n-3 FAs with their different unsaturated fatty acid composition on intestinal peptide release and the adipose tissue...
2016: Frontiers in Nutrition
Nicolai A Lund-Blix, Kjersti S Rønningen, Håkon Bøås, German Tapia, Lene F Andersen
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of studies comparing dietary assessment methods with the biomarkers of fatty acids in children. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to evaluate the suitability of a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) to rank young children according to their intake of dairy and fish products by comparing food frequency estimates to the plasma phospholipid fatty acids pentadecanoic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). DESIGN: Cross-sectional data for the present study were derived from the prospective cohort 'Environmental Triggers of Type 1 Diabetes Study'...
2016: Food & Nutrition Research
Karin Larsson, Cecilia Tullberg, Marie Alminger, Robert Havenaar, Ingrid Undeland
Marine long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC n-3 PUFA) are associated with reduced risk for inflammatory diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases and rheumatoid arthritis. These fatty acids, however, are rapidly oxidized, generating highly reactive malondialdehyde (MDA), 4-hydroxy-2-hexenal (HHE) and 4-hydroxy-2-nonenal (HNE). These oxidation products may interact with DNA and proteins, thus possibly leading to impaired cell functions. Little is known about the formation of MDA, HHE and HNE in fish oil in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract...
August 10, 2016: Food & Function
Biljana Ilievska, Thorsteinn Loftsson, Martha Asdis Hjalmarsdottir, Gudrun Marta Asgrimsdottir
The purpose of this study was to develop a pharmaceutical formulation containing fatty acid extract rich in free omega-3 fatty acids such as eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid for topical use. Although the health benefits of cod liver oil and other fish oils taken orally as a dietary supplement have been acknowledged and exploited, it is clear that their use can be extended further to cover their antibacterial properties. In vitro evaluation showed that 20% (v/v) fatty acid extract exhibits good activity against strains of the Gram-positive bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Streptoccoccus pyogenes and Streptoccoccus pneumonia...
June 1, 2016: Marine Drugs
Kangkana Sarkar, Zarina Ansari, Kamalika Sen
Calcium alginate (CA) hydrogels were tailored using phenolic compounds (PC) like, thymol, morin, catechin, hesperidin, during their preparation. The PC incorporated gels show modified surface features as indicated by scanning electron microscopic images (SEM). The rheological studies show that excepting the hesperidin incorporated gels all the other kinds including calcium alginate pristine have similar mechanical strength. The hesperidine incorporated CA gels had the maximum capacity to adsorb Hg. The Freundlich adsorption isotherms show higher values of adsorption capacity for all PC incorporated CA beads than the pristine CA (PCA)...
October 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Ulrike Liisberg, Kristin Røen Fauske, Ondrej Kuda, Even Fjære, Lene Secher Myrmel, Nina Norberg, Livar Frøyland, Ingvild Eide Graff, Bjørn Liaset, Karsten Kristiansen, Jan Kopecky, Lise Madsen
The content of the marine n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is far lower in lean than in fatty seafood. Cod filets contain less than 2g fat per kg, whereof approximately 50% is EPA and DHA. However, a large fraction of these n-3 PUFAs is present in the phospholipid (PL) fraction and may have high bioavailability and capacity to change the endocannabinoid profile. Here we investigated whether exchanging meat from a lean terrestrial animal with cod in a background Western diet would alter the endocannabinoid tone in mice and thereby attenuate obesity development and hepatic lipid accumulation...
July 2016: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
Yogita Dhas, Neetu Mishra, Joyita Banerjee
Vitamin D deficiency is common in metropolitan cities of India and worldwide due to faulty life style. The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency has tremendously increased in India despite the fact that it is located between 8.4° and 37.6° north latitude and majority of the Indian population exposed to ample sunlight throughout the year. From published data regarding vitamin D deficiency in India estimated prevalence of vitamin D deficiency is 70%-100% in the adult population. The main identified reason for vitamin D deficiency is the lack of appropriate sunlight exposure and no consumption (in case of vegetarian population) or less consumption of vitamin D containing diet (e...
April 26, 2016: Cardiovascular & Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
Rebeca P Ramos-Bueno, María J González-Fernández, José L Guil-Guerrero
Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of death in Western countries; therefore, the implementation of healthy dietary habits in order to prevent its occurrence is a desirable action. We show here that both free fatty acids (FFAs) and some acylglycerols induce antitumoral actions in the colorectal cancer cell line HT-29. We tested several C18 polyunsaturated fatty acid-enriched oils (e.g., sunflower and Echium) as well as other oils, such as arachidonic acid-enriched (Arasco®) and docosahexaenoic acid-enriched (Marinol® and cod liver oil), in addition to coconut and olive oils...
2016: Nutrition and Cancer
A V Kalinin, V N Krasheninnikov, A P Sviridov, V N Titov
The content of clinically important fatty acids and individual triglycerides in food and biological mediums are traditionally detected by gas and fluid chromatography in various methodical modifications. The techniques are hard-to-get in laboratories of clinical biochemistry. The study was carried out to develop procedures and equipment for operative quantitative detection of concentration of fatty acids, primarily palmitic saturated fatty acid and oleic mono unsaturated fatty acid. Also detection was applied to sums ofpolyenoic (eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acid) fatty acids in biological mediums (cod-liver oil, tissues, blood plasma) using spectrometers of short-range infrared band of different types: with Fourier transform, diffraction and combined scattering...
November 2015: Klinicheskaia Laboratornaia Diagnostika
Ian Pallister, Rhys M Morris, Tom Lloyd, Nicholas J Marsden, Thomas Wright, Michael Gilbert, Jonathan Phillips
UNLABELLED: Incorrectly placed fasciotomy incisions can lead to catastrophic complications in compartment syndrome. Two distinctly different techniques are widely practiced to decompress the anterior and peroneal compartments. In one technique the anterior compartment is decompressed directly, and then the peroneal via the inter-muscular septum, avoiding the peroneal perforators. The second technique relies on surface anatomy landmarks to place the skin incision immediately over the inter-muscular septum, and then the respective fascial envelopes are incised separately...
April 2016: Injury
Kruno Bonacic, Cindy Campoverde, Javier Gómez-Arbonés, Enric Gisbert, Alicia Estevez, Sofia Morais
Little is known how dietary lipids affect food intake during larval development of fish, especially with regard to fatty acid (FA) composition. In fact, very little work has been done on appetite regulation and food intake in fish larvae in general, due to biological and technical difficulties associated with this type of studies. A new method using fluorescent microspheres as markers was developed in this study to evaluate food intake and prey selectivity of Senegalese sole larvae and post-larvae. Food intake was quantified in fish fed Artemia metanauplii enriched with oils differing in FA profile: cod liver oil (CLO), linseed oil (LSO), soybean oil (SBO) or olive oil (OO)...
March 1, 2016: General and Comparative Endocrinology
Cecilia Tullberg, Karin Larsson, Nils-Gunnar Carlsson, Irene Comi, Nathalie Scheers, Gerd Vegarud, Ingrid Undeland
In this work, we investigated lipid oxidation of cod liver oil during gastrointestinal (GI) digestion using two types of in vitro digestion models. In the first type of model, we used human GI juices, while we used digestive enzymes and bile from porcine origin in the second type of model. Human and porcine models were matched with respect to factors important for lipolysis, using a standardized digestion protocol. The digests were analysed for reactive oxidation products: malondialdehyde (MDA), 4-hydroxy-trans-2-nonenal (HNE), and 4-hydroxy-trans-2-hexenal (HHE) by liquid chromatography/atmospheric pressure chemical ionization-mass spectrometry (LC/APCI-MS), and for free fatty acids (FFA) obtained during the digestion by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)...
March 2016: Food & Function
Qiong Lei, Sai Ba, Hao Zhang, Yanyan Wei, Jasmine Yiqin Lee, Tianhu Li
Enrichment of omega-3 fatty acids in cod liver oil via alternate operation of solvent winterization and enzymatic interesterification was attempted. Variables including separation method, solvent, oil concentration, time and temperature were optimized for the winterization. Meanwhile, Novozyme 435, Lipozyme RM IM and Lipozyme TL IM were screened for interesterification efficiency under different system air condition, time and temperature. In optimized method, alternate winterization (0.1g/mL oil/acetone, 24h, -80°C, precooled Büchner filtration) and interesterification (Lipozyme TL IM, N2 flow, 2...
May 15, 2016: Food Chemistry
Kristin Holvik, Luai A Ahmed, Siri Forsmo, Clara G Gjesdal, Guri Grimnes, Sven Ove Samuelsen, Berit Schei, Rune Blomhoff, Grethe S Tell, Haakon E Meyer
BACKGROUND: Norway has the highest hip fracture rates worldwide and a relatively high vitamin A intake. Increased fracture risk at high intakes and serum concentrations of retinol (s-retinol) have been observed in epidemiologic studies. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to study the association between s-retinol and hip fracture and whether high s-retinol may counteract a preventive effect of vitamin D. DESIGN: We conducted the largest prospective analysis of serum retinol and hip fracture to date in 21,774 men and women aged 65-79 y (mean age: 72 y) who attended 4 community-based health studies during 1994-2001...
November 2015: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Amany Abdel-Rahman Mohamed, Azza A A Galal, Yaser H A Elewa
This study is aimed to evaluate the possible neurotoxic effect of tartrazine (T), an extensively used synthetic azo dye, as well as to determine the potential modulatory role of cod liver oil (CLO) or royal jelly (RJ) against such effects. For this purpose, thirty-six male rat pups were allocated into six groups. The 1st group received distilled water (control group), the 2nd group was given 300 mg RJ/kg bw (RJ group), the 3rd group was given 0.4 ml CLO/kg bw (CLO group), the 4th was given 500 mg T/kg bw (T group)...
September 2015: Acta Histochemica
Rósa Jónsdóttir, Margrét Geirsdóttir, Patricia Y Hamaguchi, Polona Jamnik, Hordur G Kristinsson, Ingrid Undeland
BACKGROUND: The ability of different in vitro antioxidant assays to predict the efficiency of cod protein hydrolysate (CPH) and Fucus vesiculosus ethyl acetate extract (EA) towards lipid oxidation in haemoglobin-fortified washed cod mince and iron-containing cod liver oil emulsion was evaluated. The progression of oxidation was followed by sensory analysis, lipid hydroperoxides and thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARS) in both systems, as well as loss of redness and protein carbonyls in the cod system...
April 2016: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
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