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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737395/kinetic-study-of-the-aroxyl-radical-scavenging-activity-of-five-fatty-acid-esters-and-six-carotenoids-in-toluene-solution-structure-activity-relationship-for-the-hydrogen-abstraction-reaction
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Kazuo Mukai, Maya Yoshimoto, Masaharu Ishikura, Shin-Ichi Nagaoka
A kinetic study of the reaction between aroxyl (ArO•) radical and fatty acid esters (LHs 1 - 5, ethyl stearate 1, ethyl oleate 2, ethyl linoleate 3, ethyl linolenate 4, and ethyl arachidonate 5) has been undertaken. The second-order rate constants (ks) for the reaction of ArO• radical with LHs 1 - 5 in toluene at 25.0oC have been determined spectrophotometrically. The ks values obtained increased in the order of LH 1<2<3<4<5, that is, with increasing the number of double bonds included in LHs 1 - 5...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735868/the-thermal-z-isomerization-induced-change-in-solubility-and-physical-properties-of-all-e-lycopene
#2
Kazuya Murakami, Masaki Honda, Ryota Takemura, Tetsuya Fukaya, Mitsuhiro Kubota, Wahyudiono, Hideki Kanda, Motonobu Goto
The effect of Z-isomerization of (all-E)-lycopene on its solubility in organic solvents and physical properties was investigated. Lycopene samples containing different Z-isomer contents (23.8%, 46.9%, and 75.6% of total lycopene) were prepared from high-purity (all-E)-lycopene by thermal Z-isomerization in dichloromethane (CH2Cl2). As the Z-isomer content increased, the relative solubility of lycopene significantly improved. Although (all-E)-lycopene barely dissolved in ethanol (0.6 mg/L), the solubilities of lycopene containing 23...
July 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733633/high-fidelity-de-novo-synthesis-of-pathways-using-microchip-synthesized-oligonucleotides-and-general-molecular-biology-equipment
#3
Wen Wan, Min Lu, Dongmei Wang, Xiaolian Gao, Jiong Hong
Engineering and evaluation of synthetic routes for generating valuable compounds require accurate and cost-effective de novo synthesis of genetic pathways. Here, we present an economical and streamlined de novo DNA synthesis approach for engineering a synthetic pathway with microchip-synthesized oligonucleotides (oligo). The process integrates entire oligo pool amplification, error-removal, and assembly of long DNA molecules. We utilized this method to construct a functional lycopene biosynthetic pathway (11...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723378/dietary-antioxidants-and-longitudinal-changes-in-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-in-elderly-men-the-osteoporotic-fractures-in-men-study
#4
Kathleen F Holton, Lynn M Marshall, Jackilen Shannon, Jodi A Lapidus, James M Shikany, Douglas C Bauer, Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, J Kellogg Parsons
BACKGROUND: Antioxidants can potentially alter the progression of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) through anti-inflammatory mechanisms. OBJECTIVE: To determine if dietary antioxidants are associated with reduced likelihood of LUTS progression or increased likelihood of LUTS remission in untreated elderly men. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A prospective cohort study of 1670 US men aged 65-100 yr. OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS: Baseline variables included the American Urological Association Symptom Index, dietary intake assessed via a 69-item Block food frequency questionnaire (FFQ), demographics, lifestyle characteristics, quality of life (SF-12), and medication use...
August 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723216/lycopene-inhibits-human-liver-adenocarcinoma-sk-hep-1-cells-metastasis-by-down-regulation-of-nadph-oxidase-4-protein-expression
#5
Bo-Yi Jhou, Tuzz-Ying Song, Inn Lee, Miao-Lin Hu, Nae-Cherng Yang
NADPH oxidase 4 (NOX4) with the sole function to produce reactive oxygen species (ROS) can be a molecular target to disrupt cancer metastasis. Several studies have indicated that lycopene exhibited anti-metastatic actions in vitro and in vivo. However, the role of NOX4 in the anti-metastatic action of lycopene remains unknown. Herein, we first confirmed the anti-metastatic effect of lycopene (0.1-5 μM) on human liver adenocarcinoma SK-Hep-1 cells. We showed that lycopene significantly inhibited NOX4 protein expression with the highest inhibition of 64...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721756/lycopene-ameliorates-experimental-colitis-in-rats-via-reducing-apoptosis-and-oxidative-stress
#6
Burcu Gul Baykalir, Dilek Aksit, Mustafa Selim Dogru, Arzu Hanım Yay, Hasan Aksit, Kamil Seyrek, Ahmet Attesahin
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an inflammatory disorder involving colitis. Lycopene is a naturally occurring carotenoid that has attracted considerable attention as a potential chemopreventive agent. The impact of lycopene on colitis is currently unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the protective effects of lycopene in a rat model of colitis induced by acetic acid. The animals were randomly divided into the following five groups: the control group, colitis group, colitis + sulfasalazine group as a positive control group, colitis + lycopene and lycopene groups...
July 19, 2017: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research. Journal International de Vitaminologie et de Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721486/modulatory-effect-of-lycopene-against-carbofuran-toxicity-in-african-catfish-clarias-gariepinus
#7
Heba S Hamed, Alaa G M Osman
In the current study, African catfish, Clarias gariepinus, was exposed to a sublethal concentration of carbofuran (CF) to investigate its negative effects on biochemical and oxidative stress biomarkers. Also, the putative role of lycopene (LYC) administration in alleviating these negative effects was evaluated. Fish were divided into six groups in triplicates as follows: group I was without treatment, group II was orally administered corn oil, group III was orally administered 18 mg LYC/kg body weight, group IV was exposed to 0...
July 18, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719630/oligo-and-dsdna-mediated-genome-editing-using-a-teta-dual-selection-system-in-escherichia-coli
#8
Young Shin Ryu, Sathesh-Prabu Chandran, Kyungchul Kim, Sung Kuk Lee
The ability to precisely and seamlessly modify a target genome is needed for metabolic engineering and synthetic biology techniques aimed at creating potent biosystems. Herein, we report on a promising method in Escherichia coli that relies on the insertion of an optimized tetA dual selection cassette followed by replacement of the same cassette with short, single-stranded DNA (oligos) or long, double-stranded DNA and the isolation of recombinant strains by negative selection using NiCl2. This method could be rapidly and successfully used for genome engineering, including deletions, insertions, replacements, and point mutations, without inactivation of the methyl-directed mismatch repair (MMR) system and plasmid cloning...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717270/antioxidant-therapy-in-idiopathic-oligoasthenoteratozoospermia
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REVIEW
Ahmad Majzoub, Ashok Agarwal
INTRODUCTION: Idiopathic oligoasthenoteratozoospermia (iOAT) is commonly encountered during the evaluation of men with infertility. Antioxidants have been utilized empirically in the treatment of iOAT based on their ability to reverse oxidative stress (OS)-induced sperm dysfunction often encountered in this patient population. METHODS: A literature search was performed using MEDLINE/PubMed, focusing on publications of antioxidant therapies for iOAT. The main objective of our review article was to report the rationale and available evidence supporting the use of antioxidants...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717173/liquid-phase-sequence-capture-and-targeted-re-sequencing-revealed-novel-polymorphisms-in-tomato-genes-belonging-to-the-mep-carotenoid-pathway
#10
Irma Terracciano, Concita Cantarella, Carlo Fasano, Teodoro Cardi, Giuseppe Mennella, Nunzio D'Agostino
Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) plants are characterized by having a variety of fruit colours that reflect the composition and accumulation of diverse carotenoids in the berries. Carotenoids are extensively studied for their health-promoting effects and this explains the great attention these pigments received by breeders and researchers worldwide. In this work we applied Agilent's SureSelect liquid-phase sequence capture and Illumina targeted re-sequencing of 34 tomato genes belonging to the methylerythritol phosphate (MEP) carotenoid pathway on a panel of 48 genotypes which differ for carotenoid content calculated as the sum of β-carotene, cis- and trans-lycopene...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716419/a-%C3%AE-carotene-desaturase-gene-ibzds-increases-%C3%AE-carotene-and-lutein-contents-and-enhances-salt-tolerance-in-transgenic-sweetpotato
#11
Ruijie Li, Chen Kang, Xuejin Song, Ling Yu, Degao Liu, Shaozhen He, Hong Zhai, Qingchang Liu
ζ-Carotene desaturase (ZDS) is one of the key enzymes in carotenoid biosynthesis pathway. However, the ZDS gene has not been applied to carotenoid improvement of plants. Its roles in tolerance to abiotic stresses have not been reported. In this study, the IbZDS gene was isolated from storage roots of sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) cv. Nongdafu 14. Its overexpression significantly increased β-carotene and lutein contents and enhanced salt tolerance in transgenic sweetpotato (cv. Kokei No. 14) plants...
September 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703352/atpds-over-expression-in-tomato-exposing-unique-patterns-of-carotenoid-self-regulation-and-an-alternative-strategy-for-the-enhancement-of-fruit-carotenoid-content
#12
Ryan P McQuinn, Breanna Wong, James J Giovannoni
The regulation of plant carotenogenesis is an active research area for both biological discovery and practical implementation. In tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) we demonstrate additional bottlenecks exist in the poly-cis-transformation of phytoene to lycopene in the context of ripening-induced PSY1 expression and activity, and reveal phytoene desaturase (PDS), as a target for manipulation toward elevated lycopene content in maturing tomato fruit. Over-expression of Arabidopsis PDS, AtPDS, elevated PDS transcript abundance in all aerial tissues resulting in both altered carotenoid accumulation and associated pathway gene expression in a tissue-specific manner...
July 13, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702429/wild-mushrooms-a-potential-source-of-nutritional-and-antioxidant-attributes-with-acceptable-toxicity
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Sumaira Sharif, Muhammad Shahid, Muhammad Mushtaq, Sumia Akram, Ayoub Rashid
This paper describes in detail proximate composition, nutritional profile, phytochemical constituents, antioxidant activities, antimicrobial potential, and antihemolytic activity (towards human erythrocytes) of various fractions of wild Ganoderma lucidum. Proximate analysis established that wild G. lucidum comprises about 87.02±5.45% of moisture, and the remaining part is a rich source of proteins (8.59±0.37%), crude fiber (54.21±1.2%), and carbohydrate (35.16%) with smaller fat content (3.33 %). Similarly, phytochemical screening revealed the presence of flavonoids (217...
June 2017: Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698610/tomatoes-protect-against-development-of-uv-induced-keratinocyte-carcinoma-via-metabolomic-alterations
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Jessica L Cooperstone, Kathleen L Tober, Ken M Riedl, Matthew D Teegarden, Morgan J Cichon, David M Francis, Steven J Schwartz, Tatiana M Oberyszyn
Prolonged tomato consumption can mitigate ultraviolet (UV) light induced sunburn via unknown mechanisms. Dietary carotenoids distributed to skin are hypothesized to protect skin against UV-induced damage, although other phytochemicals may play a role. We hypothesize that tomato consumption would protect against skin cancer. SKH-1 hairless and immunocompetent mice (n = 180) were fed AIN-93G or AIN-93G + 10% tangerine or red tomato powder for 35 weeks. From weeks 11-20, mice (n = 120) were exposed to 2240 J/m(2) UV-B light, 3x/week, and tumors were tracked weekly...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694655/antioxidant-dietary-approach-in-treatment-of-fatty-liver-new-insights-and-updates
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REVIEW
Alessandra Ferramosca, Mariangela Di Giacomo, Vincenzo Zara
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common clinicopathological condition, encompassing a range of conditions caused by lipid deposition within liver cells. To date, no approved drugs are available for the treatment of NAFLD, despite the fact that it represents a serious and growing clinical problem in the Western world. Identification of the molecular mechanisms leading to NAFLD-related fat accumulation, mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative balance impairment facilitates the development of specific interventions aimed at preventing the progression of hepatic steatosis...
June 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689962/astaxanthin-analogs-adonixanthin-and-lycopene-activate-nrf2-to-prevent-light-induced-photoreceptor-degeneration
#16
Yuki Inoue, Masamitsu Shimazawa, Ryota Nagano, Yoshiki Kuse, Kei Takahashi, Kazuhiro Tsuruma, Masahiro Hayashi, Takashi Ishibashi, Takashi Maoka, Hideaki Hara
Carotenoids, in particular astaxanthin, possess potent antioxidant capabilities. Astaxanthin also induces NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), which plays a major regulatory role in the antioxidative response. However, little is known whether the carotenoid, by-products of astaxanthin, activate Nrf2. Toward this end, we screened eight astaxanthin analogs for Nrf2 activation in murine photoreceptor cell line, 661 W, by quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). In addition, we monitored cell death in 661 W cells pretreated with astaxanthin analogs or only pretreated for 6 h with astaxanthin analogs and then exposed to light...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688921/plasma-retinol-concentration-is-mainly-driven-by-transthyretin-in-hemodialysis-patients
#17
Stanislas Bataille, Jean-François Landrier, Julien Astier, Sylvie Cado, Jérôme Sallette, Marianne Serveaux, Stéphane Burtey, Julien Cohen, Charlène Tournier, Franck Tourniaire, Patrice Darmon
OBJECTIVE: Micronutrients deficiencies in hemodialysis patients are due to low dietary intakes and intradialytic losses for hydrophilic micronutrients. Conversely, lipophilic nondialyzable compounds might accumulate because of a lack of elimination through renal metabolism or dialysis. Other compounds have complex metabolism: their concentration is not explained by these phenomenons. The aim of this study was to report plasma concentrations of lipophilic micronutrients in hemodialysis patients and to analyze if these concentrations were predictive of mortality...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688174/trans-lycopene-from-tomato-juice-attenuates-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-human-plasma-samples-an-intervention-trial
#18
Mariel Colmán-Martínez, Miriam Martínez-Huélamo, Palmira Valderas-Martínez, Sara Arranz-Martínez, Enrique Almanza-Aguilera, Dolores Corella, Ramón Estruch, Rosa M Lamuela-Raventós
SCOPE: To evaluate the effects of carotenoids from tomato juice (TJ) on inflammatory biomarkers, by performing a 4-week dose-response nutritional trial in a population at high cardiovascular risk. METHODS AND RESULTS: An open, prospective, randomized, cross-over, and controlledclinical trial was carried out with 28 volunteers (mean age 69.7 ± 3.1 years; mean BMI 31.5 ± 3.6 kg/m(2) ) at high cardiovascular risk, which were assigned to consume daily for 4 weeks in random order: 200 mL (LD) or 400 mL (HD) of TJ, or water as a control (C), with a 21-day wash-out period between each intervention...
July 8, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685524/colorectal-cancer-an-update-on-the-effects-of-lycopene-on-tumor-progression-and-cell-proliferation
#19
F Carini, S David, G Tomasello, M Mazzola, P Damiani, F Rappa, L Battaglia, A Gerges Geagea, R Jurjus, A Leone
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common cancers worldwide. Various factors, including oxidative stress, where excessive productions of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS) occur, contribute to its pathogenesis. Numerous studies have investigated the effect of antioxidant substances derived from food such as fruits and vegetables; however, data on Lycopene are still rare. Studies on HT-29 colorectal cancer cells and on animal models have shown that lycopene has effects on cell proliferation and on the progression of the CRC by interacting with various cellular signaling pathways...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681493/changes-in-the-pancreas-in-experimental-diabetes-and-the-effect-of-lycopene-on-these-changes-proliferating-apoptotic-and-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-positive-cells
#20
Mustafa Sandıkcı, Levent Karagenc, Mustafa Yıldız
This study aimed to investigate the changes occurring in estrogen receptor (ER) α-positive cells, proliferating cells, apoptotic cells and malondialdehyde expression in the pancreas of experimentally induced adult diabetic rats and to determine the effect of orally administered lycopene on these changes. Experimental diabetes was induced using a single dose of 50 mg/kg streptozotocin (STZ). Following the administration of STZ, four groups of animals were established: Control+corn oil, control+lycopene, diabetic+corn oil and diabetic+lycopene...
July 6, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
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