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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102015/circulating-antioxidant-levels-and-risk-of-prostate-cancer-by-tmprss2-erg
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Rebecca E Graff, Gregory Judson, Thomas U Ahearn, Michelangelo Fiorentino, Massimo Loda, Edward L Giovannucci, Lorelei A Mucci, Andreas Pettersson
BACKGROUND: Few studies have considered etiological differences across molecular subtypes of prostate cancer, despite potential to improve opportunities for precision prevention of a disease for which modifiable risk factors have remained elusive. Factors that lead to DNA double-strand breaks, such as oxidative stress, may promote the formation of the TMPRSS2:ERG gene fusion in prostate cancer. We tested the hypothesis that increasing levels of pre-diagnostic circulating antioxidants, which may reduce oxidative stress, are associated with lower risk of developing TMPRSS2:ERG positive prostate cancer...
January 19, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096780/molecular-breeding-of-a-novel-orange-brown-tomato-fruit-with-enhanced-beta-carotene-and-chlorophyll-accumulation
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Ranjith Kumar Manoharan, Hee-Jeong Jung, Indeok Hwang, Namhee Jeong, Kang Hee Kho, Mi-Young Chung, Ill-Sup Nou
BACKGROUND: Tomatoes provide a significant dietary source of the carotenoids, lycopene and β-carotene. During ripening, carotenoid accumulation determines the fruit colors while chlorophyll degradation. These traits have been, and continue to be, a significant focus for plant breeding efforts. Previous work has found strong evidence for a relationship between CYC-B gene expression and the orange color of fleshy fruit. Other work has identified a point mutation in SGR that impedes chlorophyll degradation and causes brown flesh color to be retained in some tomato varieties...
2017: Hereditas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094982/bacterial-genome-editing-via-a-designed-toxin-antitoxin-cassette
#3
Jie Wu, Aihua Deng, Qinyun Sun, Hua Bai, Zhaopeng Sun, Xiuling Shang, Yun Zhang, Qian Liu, Yong Liang, Shuwen Liu, Yongsheng Che, Tingyi Wen
Manipulating the bacterial genomes in an efficient manner is essential to biological and biotechnological research. Despite usage of various modules for genomic editing with counter-selectable markers including the toxin genes, an easy-to-use and highly designable toxin-antitoxin (TA) cassette without causing any leakages is urgently needed for efficient genome editing of the Gram-positive bacteria. Here, we reprogramed the bacterial TA systems as a toxin counter-selectable cassette regulated by an antitoxin switch (TCCRAS) for genetic modifications in the extensively studied and utilized Gram-positive bacteria, B...
January 17, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094572/lycopene-in-the-prevention-of-radiation-induced-esophagitis
#4
Hatice Coskun, Fundagul Andic, Yusuf Kenan Daglıoglu, Figen Doran, Kazım Sahin, Candas Tunalı, Omer Kucuk
We aimed to research whether lycopene (L) could prevent radiation-induced acute esophageal toxicity in Wistar albino rats. 60 rats were placed in five groups as follows: control, L, radiotherapy (RT), L before RT (L + RT), and L before and after RT (L + RT + L). 6 mg/kg bw/day L was administered 7 days in the L group, 7 days before RT in the L + RT group, and 7 days before and after in the L + RT + L group. 35 Gy thoracic RT was performed. Serum L levels were measured, and the esophagi were evaluated histopathologically for intraepithelial degenerative changes-necrosis, vacuole formation, inflammation, regeneration-mitosis, and subepithelial bulla formation...
January 17, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079511/circulating-carotenoids-and-subsequent-risk-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-women
#5
Yang Hu, Jing Cui, Jeffrey A Sparks, Susan Malspeis, Karen H Costenbader, Elizabeth W Karlson, Bing Lu
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to examine the associations between circulating carotenoids and future risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: We conducted a nested case-control study consisting of 227 incident RA cases and 671 matched controls with prospectively measured plasma carotenoids (α-carotene, β-carotene, β-cryptoxanthin, lycopene and lutein/zeaxanthin) levels in the Nurses' Health Study (NHS) and Nurses' Health Study II (NHS II). Each incident RA case was matched with 3 healthy controls...
January 4, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078878/vitamin-a-decreases-after-a-maximal-incremental-stress-test-in-non-professional-male-runners-with-low-aerobic-performance
#6
P Izzicupo, B Ghinassi, M A D'Amico, T Bucciarelli, S Gallina, A Di Baldassarre
The data on the effects of aerobic training on plasma antioxidant vitamins are conflicting. Additionally, most studies focus on the oxidative profiles of professional athletes, but limited information is available for amateur athlete populations. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of high-intensity exercise on antioxidant vitamins in non-professional runners with varying levels of aerobic power. Eighty-one male runners underwent an incremental test to exhaustion. The study population was then divided into the following tertiles according to VO2max: Group L (LowVO2max, less than 44...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077264/self-assembly-of-green-tea-catechin-derivatives-in-nanoparticles-for-oral-lycopene-delivery
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Weikun Li, Murat Yalcin, Qishan Lin, Mohammed-Salleh M Ardawi, Shaker A Mousa
Lycopene is a natural anti-oxidant that has attracted much attention due to its varied applications such as protection against loss of bone mass, chronic diseases, skin cancer, prostate cancer, and cardiovascular disease. However, high instability and extremely low oral bioavailability limits its further clinical development. We selected a green tea catechin derivative, oligomerized (-)-epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (OEGCG) as a carrier for oral lycopene delivery. Lycopene-loaded OEGCG nanoparticles (NPs) were prepared by a nano-precipitation method, followed by coating with chitosan to form a shell...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076559/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-lycopene-on-endotoxin-induced-uveitis-in-rats
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Tuğba Göncü, Elif Oğuz, Hatice Sezen, Sezen Koçarslan, Halit Oğuz, Ali Akal, Fatih Mehmet Adıbelli, Sevim Çakmak, Nurten Aksoy
Purpose: We evaluated the efficacy of lycopene, a dietary carotenoid and potent antioxidant, against ocular inflammation and oxidative stress in an experimental uveitis model. Methods: Endotoxin-induced uveitis (EIU) was induced in Sprague-Dawley rats by a single subcutaneous injection of 200 μg lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Induction of EIU was preceded by daily intraperitoneal injection of 10 mg/kg lycopene for three consecutive days (Lycopene + LPS group) or equivolume vehicle (Vehicle + LPS group)...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075370/effect-of-carotenoid-supplemented-formula-on-carotenoid-bioaccumulation-in-tissues-of-infant-rhesus-macaques-a-pilot-study-focused-on-lutein
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Sookyoung Jeon, Martha Neuringer, Emily E Johnson, Matthew J Kuchan, Suzette L Pereira, Elizabeth J Johnson, John W Erdman
Lutein is the predominant carotenoid in the developing primate brain and retina, and may have important functional roles. However, its bioaccumulation pattern during early development is not understood. In this pilot study, we investigated whether carotenoid supplementation of infant formula enhanced lutein tissue deposition in infant rhesus macaques. Monkeys were initially breastfed; from 1 to 3 months of age they were fed either a formula supplemented with lutein, zeaxanthin, β-carotene and lycopene, or a control formula with low levels of these carotenoids, for 4 months (n = 2/group)...
January 10, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070322/carotenoid-profiling-of-the-leaves-of-selected-african-eggplant-accessions-subjected-to-drought-stress
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Elias K Mibei, Jane Ambuko, James J Giovannoni, Arnold N Onyango, Willis O Owino
African eggplants (Solanum aethiopicum and S. macrocarpon) are among the most economically important and valuable vegetable and fruit crops. They are a major source of biologically active nutritional substances and metabolites which are essential for plant growth, development, stress adaptation and defense. Among these metabolites are the carotenoids which act as accessory pigments for photosynthesis and precursor to plant hormones. Though African eggplants are known to be resistant to various abiotic stresses, the effect of these stresses on secondary metabolites has not been well defined...
January 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069124/combined-microplate-abts-and-hplc-abts-analysis-of-tomato-and-pepper-extracts-reveals-synergetic-and-antagonist-effects-of-their-lipophilic-antioxidative-components
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Julie Le Grandois, Delphine Guffond, Erwann Hamon, Eric Marchioni, Dalal Werner
The antioxidant capacity of 9 pure lipophilic compounds was examined by microplate-ABTS and HPLC-ABTS, using similar experimental conditions. Results obtained showed that HPLC-ABTS method can be used for a rapid determination of individual antioxidant capacity of compounds in standard solutions or complex mixtures. The application of both methods to real lipophilic extracts from tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.), green and red peppers (Capsicum annuum) reveals possible interactions between antioxidants. Thus, synthetic mixtures of two compounds identified in tomato and peppers were measured using microplate-ABTS and HPLC-ABTS...
May 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069089/dietary-calcium-impairs-tomato-lycopene-bioavailability-in-healthy-humans
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Patrick Borel, C Desmarchelier, U Dumont, C Halimi, D Lairon, D Page, J L Sébédio, C Buisson, C Buffière, D Rémond
Lycopene (LYC) bioavailability is relatively low and highly variable, because of the influence of several factors. Recent in vitro data have suggested that dietary Ca can impair LYC micellarisation, but there is no evidence whether this can lead to decreased LYC absorption efficiency in humans. Our objective was to assess whether a nutritional dose of Ca impairs dietary LYC bioavailability and to study the mechanism(s) involved. First, in a randomised, two-way cross-over study, ten healthy adults consumed either a test meal that provided 19-mg (all-E)-LYC from tomato paste or the same meal plus 500-mg calcium carbonate as a supplement...
December 2016: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061399/transcriptome-sequencing-and-metabolic-pathways-of-astaxanthin-accumulated-in-haematococcus-pluvialis-mutant-under-15-co2
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Jun Cheng, Ke Li, Yanxia Zhu, Weijuan Yang, Junhu Zhou, Kefa Cen
Transcriptome sequencing and annotation was performed on Haematococcus pluvialis mutant red cells induced with high light under 15% CO2 to demonstrate why astaxanthin yield of the mutant was 1.7 times higher than that of a wild strain. It was found that 56% of 1947 differentially expressed genes were upregulated in mutant cells. Most significant differences were found in unigenes related to photosynthesis, carotenoid biosynthesis and fatty acid biosynthesis pathways. The pyruvate kinase increased by 3.5-fold in mutant cells...
December 24, 2016: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059681/isolation-and-spectral-characterization-of-thermally-generated-multi-z-isomers-of-lycopene-and-the-theoretically-preferred-pathway-to-di-z-isomers
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Masaki Honda, Tatsuya Kudo, Takahiro Kuwa, Takuma Higashiura, Tetsuya Fukaya, Yoshinori Inoue, Chitoshi Kitamura, Munenori Takehara
Lycopene has a large number of geometric isomers caused by E/Z isomerization at arbitrary sites within the 11 conjugated double bonds, offering varying characteristics related to features such as antioxidant capacity and bioavailability. However, the geometric structures of only a few lycopene Z-isomers have been thoroughly identified from natural sources. In this study, seven multi-Z-isomers of lycopene, (9Z,13'Z)-, (5Z,13Z,9'Z)-, (9Z,9'Z)-, (5Z,13'Z)-, (5Z,9'Z)-, (5Z,9Z,5'Z)-, and (5Z,9Z)-lycopene, were obtained from tomato samples by thermal isomerization, and then isolated by elaborate chromatography, and fully assigned using proton nuclear magnetic resonance...
February 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049263/the-effects-of-tomato-juice-on-male-infertility
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Yu Yamamoto, Koichi Aizawa, Makiko Mieno, Mika Karamatsu, Yasuko Hirano, Kuniko Furui, Tatsuya Miyashita, Kazumitsu Yamazaki, Takahiro Inakuma, Ikuo Sato, Hiroyuki Suganuma, Teruaki Iwamoto
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the effects of tomato juice consumption on seminal plasma lycopene levels and sperm parameters in infertile men. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Subjects were male infertility patients with poor sperm concentration (<20×10 6/mL) and/or motility (<50%). Following a fourweek observation period, subjects were randomly assigned among three groups: a tomato juice group, an antioxidant group, and a control group...
January 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040679/morphological-observation-rna-seq-quantification-and-expression-profiling-novel-insight-into-grafting-responsive-carotenoid-biosynthesis-in-watermelon-grafted-onto-pumpkin-rootstock
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Guang Liu, Xingping Yang, Jinhua Xu, Man Zhang, Qian Hou, Lingli Zhu, Ying Huang, Aisheng Xiong
Watermelon is an important and economical horticultural crop in China, where ~20% of the plants are grafted. The development of grafted watermelon fruit involves a diverse range of gene interactions that results in dynamic changes in fruit. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying grafting-induced fruit quality change are unclear. In the present study, we measured the lycopene content by high-performance liquid chromatography and used RNA-Seq (quantification) to perform a genome-wide transcript analysis of fruits from watermelon grafted onto pumpkin rootstock (pumpkin-grafted watermelon, PGW), self-grafted watermelon (SGW), and non-grafted watermelon (NGW)...
December 30, 2016: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040647/comparative-transcriptomic-analysis-reveals-phenol-tolerance-mechanism-of-evolved-chlorella-strain
#17
Lin Zhou, Dujia Cheng, Liang Wang, Juan Gao, Quanyu Zhao, Wei Wei, Yuhan Sun
The growth of microalgae is inhibited by high concentration phenol due to reactive oxygen species. An evolved strain tolerated to 500mg/L phenol, Chlorella sp. L5, was obtained in previous study. In this study, comparative transcriptomic analysis was performed for Chlorella sp. L5 and its original strain (Chlorella sp. L3). The tolerance mechanism of Chlorella sp. L5 for high concentration phenol was explored on genome scale. It was identified that the up-regulations of the related genes according to antioxidant enzymes (SOD, APX, CAT and GR) and carotenoids (astaxanthin, lutein and lycopene) biosynthesis had critical roles to tolerate high concentration phenol...
March 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031191/dietary-biomarker-evaluation-in-a-controlled-feeding-study-in-women-from-the-women-s-health-initiative-cohort
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Johanna W Lampe, Ying Huang, Marian L Neuhouser, Lesley F Tinker, Xiaoling Song, Dale A Schoeller, Soyoung Kim, Daniel Raftery, Chongzhi Di, Cheng Zheng, Yvonne Schwarz, Linda Van Horn, Cynthia A Thomson, Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, Shirley Aa Beresford, Ross L Prentice
BACKGROUND: Controlled human feeding studies are necessary for robust nutritional biomarker development and validation. Previous feeding studies have typically evaluated single nutrients and tested relatively few diets. OBJECTIVES: The objectives were 1) to simultaneously associate dietary intake with a range of potential nutritional biomarkers in postmenopausal women by using a controlled feeding study whereby each participant was provided a diet similar to her usual diet and 2) to evaluate serum concentrations of select nutrients as potential biomarkers with the use of established urinary recovery biomarkers of energy and protein as benchmarks for evaluation...
December 28, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031152/lycopene-pretreatment-improves-hepatotoxicity-induced-by-acetaminophen-in-c57bl-6-mice
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Ana Carla Balthar Bandeira, Rafaella Cecília da Silva, Joamyr Victor Rossoni, Vivian Paulino Figueiredo, André Talvani, Silvia Dantas Cangussú, Frank Silva Bezerra, Daniela Caldeira Costa
Acetaminophen (APAP) is an antipyretic and analgesic drug that, in high doses, leads to severe liver injury and potentially death. Oxidative stress is an important event in APAP overdose. Researchers are looking for natural antioxidants with the potential to mitigate the harmful effects of reactive oxygen species in different models. Lycopene has been widely studied for its antioxidant properties. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antioxidant potential of lycopene pretreatment in APAP-induced liver injury in C57BL/6 mice...
December 18, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028366/hepatoprotective-and-antioxidant-effects-of-lycopene-on-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-rat
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Wei Jiang, Mei-Hua Guo, Xin Hai
AIM: To evaluate the hepatoprotective effect of lycopene (Ly) on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in rat. METHODS: A rat model of NAFLD was first established by feeding a high-fat diet for 14 wk. Sixty-five rats were randomly divided into normal group, model group and Ly treatment groups. Alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), triglycerides (TG), total cholesterol (TC) in serum and low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C), high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C), free fatty acid (FFA), malondialdehyde (MDA), superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione (GSH) in liver tissue were evaluated, respectively...
December 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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