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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935150/mediterranean-diet-and-colorectal-cancer-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Alberto Farinetti, Valeria Zurlo, Antonio Manenti, Francesca Coppi, Anna Vittoria Mattioli
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide, especially in developed countries where an estimated 60% of all cases occur. There is evidence of a higher risk for CRC in Western society, where people tend to eat more red and processed meat than those living along the Mediterranean coast, who have a decreased overall cancer mortality, which is correlated to their eating habits, such as Mediterranean diet. The aim of this review was to evaluate the correlation between three components of the Mediterranean diet (olive oil, red wine, and tomatoes) and incidence and progression of colorectal cancer...
November 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929051/comparison-of-effectiveness-of-calendula-officinalis-extract-gel-with-lycopene-gel-for-treatment-of-tobacco-induced-homogeneous-leukoplakia-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Manisha Singh, Anjana Bagewadi
AIM: The aim of the study is to assess the efficacy of Calendula officinalis gel as cost-effective treatment modality in comparison to lycopene gel in the treatment of leukoplakia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study comprised of sixty patients of clinically diagnosed and histopathologically confirmed cases of homogeneous leukoplakia which were divided into Group I and Group II with thirty patients each. Group I patients were dispensed C. officinalis extract gel whereas Group II patients were given lycopene gel...
April 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928762/novel-protein-protein-inhibitor-based-approach-to-control-plant-ethylene-responses-synthetic-peptides-for-ripening-control
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Mareike Kessenbrock, Simone M Klein, Lena Müller, Mauricio Hunsche, Georg Noga, Georg Groth
Ethylene signaling is decisive for many plant developmental processes. Among these, control of senescence, abscission and fruit ripening are of fundamental relevance for global agriculture. Consequently, detailed knowledge of the signaling network along with the molecular processes of signal perception and transfer are expected to have high impact on future food production and agriculture. Recent advances in ethylene research have demonstrated that signaling of the plant hormone critically depends on the interaction of the ethylene receptor family with the NRAMP-like membrane protein ETHYLENE INSENSITIVE 2 (EIN2) at the ER membrane, phosphorylation-dependent proteolytic processing of ER-localized EIN2 and subsequent translocation of the cleaved EIN2 C-terminal polypeptide (EIN2-CEND) to the nucleus...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928521/comparative-analysis-of-carotenoid-content-in-momordica-cochinchinensis-cucurbitaceae-collected-from-australia-thailand-and-vietnam
#4
Dilani Wimalasiri, Robert Brkljača, Terrence J Piva, Sylvia Urban, Tien Huynh
Momordica cochinchinensis (Cucurbitaceae) is the richest source of lycopene and β-carotene of all known fruits but the influences of collection sites, variety and environment on carotenoid accumulation is unknown. This study analysed the carotenoid content of 44 M. cochinchinensis aril samples collected from Australia, Thailand and Vietnam using HPLC, UV-visible spectrophotometry and compared with the colorimetry method. The highest lycopene content was observed in samples collected from Ha Noi (7.76 mg/g) of Northern Vietnam and Lam Ha (6...
August 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921917/changes-on-the-pancreas-in-experimental-diabetes-and-the-effect-of-lycopene-on-these-changes-pdx-1-ngn-3-and-nestin-expressions
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Mustafa Sandıkcı, Levent Karagenc, Mustafa Yıldız
The aim of the present study was to investigate changes occurring in the number of beta cells, as well as the expressions of Ngn-3, nestin and Pdx-1 of pancreatic progenitor cells in the pancreas of experimentally-induced adult diabetic rats and to determine the effect of orally-administered lycopene on these changes. Following the administration of 50 mg/kg streptozotocin to rats, four groups of animals were established: control+corn oil, control+lycopene, diabetic+corn oil and diabetic+lycopene. The animals in the control+lycopene and diabetic+lycopene groups received 4 mg/kg lycopene for a period of four weeks...
September 16, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920389/-research-progress-in-multi-enzyme-regulation-of-genetically-engineered-bacteria-producing-lycopene
#6
Jiali Xu, Siyi Zuo, Chengjia Xie, Ling Jiang, Shuang Li, He Huang, Xian Xu
Lycopene plays a crucial role in the biosynthesis pathway of 2-methyl-derythritol-4-phosphate (MEP) and mevalonic acid (MVA). It is a representative product of isoprenoid family, and a typical product of multi-enzyme catalytic reaction in organism. In this paper, we first introduced the general regulation methods in multi-enzyme synthesis reaction, including the construction of multi gene co-expression plasmid, gene order regulation, promoter and ribosome binding site regulation, gene knockout and replacement, aiming at the optimization strategies of multi-enzyme catalytic reaction in lycopene synthesis pathway...
April 25, 2017: Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao, Chinese Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919902/expression-differences-of-pigment-structural-genes-and-transcription-factors-explain-flesh-coloration-in-three-contrasting-kiwifruit-cultivars
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Yanfei Liu, Bin Zhou, Yingwei Qi, Xin Chen, Cuihua Liu, Zhande Liu, Xiaolin Ren
Fruits of kiwifruit cultivars (Actinidia chinensis and A. deliciosa) generally have green or yellow flesh when ripe. A small number of genotypes have red flesh but this coloration is usually restricted to the inner pericarp. Three kiwifruit cultivars having red ('Hongyang'), or yellow ('Jinnong-2'), or green ('Hayward') flesh were investigated for their color characteristics and pigment contents during development and ripening. The results show the yellow of the 'Jinnong-2' fruit is due to the combined effects of chlorophyll degradation and of beta-carotene accumulation...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918453/furan-induced-ovarian-damage-in-non-diabetic-and-diabetic-rats-and-cellular-protective-role-of-lycopene
#8
Semra Uçar, Dilek Pandir
PURPOSE: In our work, furan, lycopene, and furan + lycopene treatments were applied to non-diabetic and diabetic female rats via gavage. METHODS: Ovarian tissue alterations with histopathology, immunohistochemistry, malondialdehyde levels, oxidative stress parameters such as superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione peroxidase, glutathione-S-transferase and harmful effect on ovarian tissue DNA were evaluated in all groups for 28 days. RESULTS: Furan caused the changes histological, ovarian cell's DNA structure, malondialdehyde levels, antioxidant enzymes activities as in a statistically significant manner in each group...
September 16, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916963/effects-of-different-irrigation-practices-using-treated-wastewater-on-tomato-yields-quality-water-productivity-and-soil-and-fruit-mineral-contents
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Azize Dogan Demir, Ustun Sahin
Wastewater use in agricultural irrigation is becoming a common practice in order to meet the rising water demands in arid and semi-arid regions. The study was conducted to determine the effects of the full (FI), deficit (DI), and partial root-zone drying (PRD) irrigation practices using treated municipal wastewater (TWW) and freshwater (FW) on tomato yield, water use, fruit quality, and soil and fruit heavy metal concentrations. The TWW significantly increased marketable yield compared to the FW, as well as decreased water consumption...
September 15, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913689/the-evaluation-of-protective-effect-of-lycopene-against-genotoxic-influence-of-x-irradiation-in-human-blood-lymphocytes
#10
Aneta Gajowik, Małgorzata M Dobrzyńska
Many studies suggest that exogenous antioxidants may protect cells against DNA damage caused with ionizing radiation. One of the most powerful antioxidants is lycopene (LYC), a carotenoid derived from tomatoes. The aim of this study was to investigate, using the comet assay, whether LYC can act as protectors/modifiers and prevent DNA damage induced in human blood lymphocytes, as well as to mitigate the effects of radiation exposure. In this project, LYC, dissolved in DMSO at a concentration of 10, 20 or 40 μM/ml of cell suspension, was added to the isolated lymphocytes from human blood at appropriate intervals before or after the X-irradiation at doses of 0...
September 14, 2017: Radiation and Environmental Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902171/a-possible-indicator-of-oxidative-damage-in-smokers-13z-lycopene
#11
Daniel L Graham, Mario Lorenz, Andrew J Young, Gordon M Lowe
In vitro, the gaseous phase of cigarette smoke is known to induce both isomerization and degradation of dietary carotenoids, such as β-carotene and lycopene. However, the effects of cigarette smoke on the composition of circulating lycopene in vivo are not well understood. In this study, we examined the lycopene profiles of plasma from non-smokers and smokers. No oxidative intermediates of lycopene that have been observed previously in vitro were detected in the plasma, but evidence of isomerization of the carotenoid was seen...
September 13, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899491/association-between-selenium-and-lycopene-supplementation-and-incidence-of-prostate-cancer-results-from-the-post-hoc-analysis-of-the-procomb-trial
#12
Giuseppe Morgia, Salvatore Voce, Fabiano Palmieri, Marcello Gentile, Gennaro Iapicca, Antonella Giannantoni, Franco Blefari, Marco Carini, Giuseppe Vespasiani, Giorgio Santelli, Salvatore Arnone, Rosaria M Pareo, Giorgio Ivan Russo
BACKGROUND: Many potential chemopreventive agents have been used in PCa prevention, including selenium (Se) and lycopene (Ly). However, their role has been matter of debate over the years, due to potential of promotion of PCa. PURPOSE: In this study we aimed at evaluating the incidence risk of prostate cancer (PCa) in a cohort of patients treated with Se and Ly. METHODS: The Procomb trial design has been previously published (ISRCTN78639965)...
October 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899454/determination-of-carotenoids-in-infant-pediatric-and-adult-nutritionals-by-hplc-with-uv-visible-detection-single-laboratory-validation-first-action-2017-04
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Karen J Schimpf, Linda D Thompson, Shang-Jing Pan
This reversed-phase HPLC method uses C30 chromatography and UV-Vis spectroscopy to determine cis and trans isomers of lutein, β-carotene, and lycopene in infant, pediatric, and adult nutritionals. Samples are saponified with a mixture of potassium hydroxide, tetrahydrofuran, and methanol, and carotenoids are extracted from saponified samples with 75 + 25 hexane–methyl tertiary butyl ether (MtBE). After extraction, a portion of the organic layer is evaporated to dryness, and the residue is dissolved in 75 + 25 10% butylated hydroxytoluene in methanol–MtBE...
September 12, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888732/are-all-phytochemicals-useful-in-the-preventing-of-dna-damage
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REVIEW
Merve Bacanlı, Sevtap Aydın, A Ahmet Başaran, Nurşen Başaran
Phytochemicals derived from natural plants have been used commonly for the prevention and/or treatment of different diseases due to the belief of their safety. Many plant species synthesize toxic chemicals. New natural chemicals are being discovered but their toxic effects are unknown. Phytochemicals have been regarded as possible antioxidants. But on the other hand it is suggested that various phenolic antioxidants can display pro-oxidant properties at high doses. In this review, the role of some phytochemicals (epigallocathecin gallate, carvacrol, galangin, limonene, lycopene, naringin, puerarin, terpinene, thymol and ursolic acid) on the prevention of DNA damage will be discussed...
September 6, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888065/synthesizing-value-added-products-from-methane-by-a-new-methylomonas
#15
Wei Guo, Demao Li, Ronglin He, Minghuo Wu, Wuxi Chen, Feng Gao, Zhidan Zhang, Yonghong Yao, Liang Yu, Shulin Chen
AIMS: Methane and methanol are potential carbon sources of industrial microorganisms in addition to crop-derived bio-carbon sources. Methanotrophs that can utilize these simple, stable and large amounts chemicals are expected to be developed into "cell factories" for the production of specific chemicals. In this study,a methanotroph that can synthesize lycopene, C30 carotenoid and exopolysaccharides with relative better performances from C1 substrates was isolated, and its performances were evaluated...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884114/the-mediterranean-diet-reduces-the-risk-and-mortality-of-the-prostate-cancer-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Cristiano Capurso, Gianluigi Vendemiale
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in the world among men, and is the fifth most common cause of cancer death among men. The aim of our review was to analyze observational and case-control studies to point out the effects of overweight and diets components on the cancer risk, particularly on risk of prostate cancer, and the effect of the Mediterranean diet (MD) on the reduction of risk and mortality of prostate cancer. It is known that incidence and progression of cancer is multifactorial. Cancer of the large bowel, breast, endometrium, and prostate are due also to a high body mass index and to high consumption of high carcinogenic dietary factors, as red and processed meat or saturated fats rich foods, and to a low consumption of vegetables and fruits...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873552/polyphenol-and-l-ascorbic-acid-content-in-tomato-as-influenced-by-high-lycopene-genotypes-and-organic-farming-at-different-environments
#17
Raúl Martí, Miguel Leiva-Brondo, Inmaculada Lahoz, Carlos Campillo, Jaime Cebolla-Cornejo, Salvador Roselló
The accumulation of polyphenols and l-ascorbic acid was evaluated under conventional (integrated pest management, IPM) and organic farming, as means to increase the accumulation of chemoprotective compounds. The effect of genotype was considerably higher than the growing system, in fact it is determining. 'Kalvert', a high-lycopene cultivar, outstood for the accumulation of most polyphenols, though low-carotenoid cultivars with high accumulation were also detected. Organic farming significantly increased the levels of caffeic acid by 20%, but reduced those of ferulic acid and naringenin by 13% and 15% respectively...
January 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869773/antioxidant-consumption-is-associated-with-decreased-odds-of-congenital-limb-deficiencies
#18
Nelson D Pace, Tania A Desrosiers, Suzan L Carmichael, Gary M Shaw, Andrew F Olshan, Anna Maria Siega-Riz
BACKGROUND: Approximately 1 in 2000 infants is born with a limb deficiency in the US. Research has shown that women's periconceptional diet and use of vitamin supplements can affect risk of birth defects. We investigated whether maternal consumption of nutritional antioxidants was associated with occurrence of transverse limb deficiency (TLD) and longitudinal limb deficiencies (LLD). METHODS: We analysed case-control data from mothers and their singleton infants with TLD (n = 566), LLD (n = 339), or no malformation (controls; n = 9384) in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study (1997-2009)...
September 4, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864262/balanced-activation-of-ispg-and-isph-to-eliminate-mep-intermediate-accumulation-and-improve-isoprenoids-production-in-escherichia-coli
#19
Qingyan Li, Feiyu Fan, Xiang Gao, Chen Yang, Changhao Bi, Jinlei Tang, Tao Liu, Xueli Zhang
The MEP pathway genes were modulated to investigate whether there were new rate-limiting steps and toxic intermediates in this pathway. Activating IspG led to significant decrease of cell growth and β-carotene production. It was found that ispG overexpression led to accumulation of intermediate HMBPP, which seriously interfered with synthesis machinery of nucleotide and protein in Escherichia coli. Activation of the downstream enzyme IspH could solve HMBPP accumulation problem and eliminate the negative effects of ispG overexpression...
August 31, 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858245/molecular-cloning-and-characterization-of-carotenoid-pathway-genes-and-carotenoid-content-in-ixeris-dentata-var-albiflora
#20
Chinreddy Subramanyam Reddy, Sang-Hoon Lee, Jeong Su Yoon, Jae Kwang Kim, Sang Won Lee, Mok Hur, Sung Cheol Koo, Jin Meilan, Woo Moon Lee, Jae Ki Jang, Yoonkang Hur, Sang Un Park, And Yeon Bok Kim
Ixeris dentata var. albiflora is considered as a potential therapeutic agent against mithridatism, calculous, indigestion, pneumonia, hepatitis, and tumors as well as good seasoned vegetable in Far East countries. Phytoene synthase (PSY), phytoene desaturase (PDS) ξ-carotene desaturase (ZDS), lycopene β-cyclase (LCYB), lycopene ε-cyclase (LCYE), ε-ring carotene hydroxylase (CHXB), and zeaxanthin epoxidase (ZDS) are vital enzymes in the carotenoid biosynthesis pathway. We have examined these seven genes from I...
August 31, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
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