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Leslie K Ferrarelli
This week's articles describe how broccoli can combat type 2 diabetes, how monocytes contribute to the failure of organ transplant grafts, and how to more durably treat RET- or KRAS-driven lung cancer.
June 20, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615356/sulforaphane-reduces-hepatic-glucose-production-and-improves-glucose-control-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Annika S Axelsson, Emily Tubbs, Brig Mecham, Shaji Chacko, Hannah A Nenonen, Yunzhao Tang, Jed W Fahey, Jonathan M J Derry, Claes B Wollheim, Nils Wierup, Morey W Haymond, Stephen H Friend, Hindrik Mulder, Anders H Rosengren
A potentially useful approach for drug discovery is to connect gene expression profiles of disease-affected tissues ("disease signatures") to drug signatures, but it remains to be shown whether it can be used to identify clinically relevant treatment options. We analyzed coexpression networks and genetic data to identify a disease signature for type 2 diabetes in liver tissue. By interrogating a library of 3800 drug signatures, we identified sulforaphane as a compound that may reverse the disease signature...
June 14, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611391/isothiocyanates-are-detected-in-human-synovial-fluid-following-broccoli-consumption-and-can-affect-the-tissues-of-the-knee-joint
#3
Rose Davidson, Sarah Gardner, Orla Jupp, Angela Bullough, Sue Butters, Laura Watts, Simon Donell, Maria Traka, Shikha Saha, Richard Mithen, Mandy Peffers, Peter Clegg, Yongping Bao, Aedin Cassidy, Ian Clark
Osteoarthritis is a major cause of disability and there is no current pharmaceutical treatment which can prevent the disease or slow its progression. Dietary advice or supplementation is clearly an attractive option since it has low toxicity and ease of implementation on a population level. We have previously demonstrated that sulforaphane, a dietary isothiocyanate derived from its glucosinolate precursor which is found in broccoli, can prevent cartilage destruction in cells, in in vitro and in vivo models of osteoarthritis...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596013/two-likely-targets-for-the-anti-cancer-effect-of-indole-derivatives-from-cruciferous-vegetables-pi3k-akt-mtor-signalling-pathway-and-the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor
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REVIEW
Ada Popolo, Aldo Pinto, Maria Daglia, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Ammad Ahmad Farooqi, Luca Rastrelli
Diets containing high quantities of plant foods are linked with a decreased likelihood of incidence of cancer. Several common plant-based dietary components exert effects on DNA methylation levels, and can positively influence genome stability and the transcription of tumor suppressors and oncogenes. Indole-3-carbinol (I3C) is a substance present in vegetables of the Brassicaeae family, especially broccoli, white cabbage, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower. The in vivo biological effects of I3C are ascribed to a series of oligomeric products (including 3,3'-diindolylmethane), developed under acidic conditions...
June 5, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588600/date-palm-tree-phoenix-dactylifera-l-natural-products-and-therapeutic-options
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REVIEW
Reem A Al-Alawi, Jawhara H Al-Mashiqri, Jawaher S M Al-Nadabi, Badria I Al-Shihi, Younis Baqi
Many plants, including some of the commonly consumed herbs and spices in our daily food, can be safely and effectively used to prevent and/or treat some health concerns. For example, caffeine the active ingredient found in coffee beans (Coffea), shows biological activity in the treatment of the central nervous system (CNS) disorders, indole-3-carbinol, and 3,3'-diindolylmethane are both broccoli (Brassica oleracea) derived phytochemicals with potential anti-cancer activity, and resveratrol, isolated from grape (Vitis vinifera), is reported to extend lifespan and provide cardio-neuro-protective, anti-diabetic, and anti-cancer effects...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586309/italian-real-life-experience-with-brentuximab-vedotin-results-of-a-large-observational-study-on-234-relapsed-refractory-hodgkin-s-lymphoma
#6
Cinzia Pellegrini, Alessandro Broccoli, Alessandro Pulsoni, Luigi Rigacci, Caterina Patti, Guido Gini, Donato Mannina, Monica Tani, Chiara Rusconi, Alessandra Romano, Anna Vanazzi, Barbara Botto, Armando Santoro, Stefan Hoaus, Gian Matteo Rigolin, Pellegrino Musto, Patrizio Mazza, Stefano Molica, Paolo Corradini, Angelo Fama, Francesco Gaudio, Michele Merli, Fioravante Ronconi, Giuseppe Gritti, Daniele Vallisa, Patrizia Tosi, Anna Marina Liberati, Antonello Pinto, Vincenzo Pavone, Filippo Gherlinzoni, Maria Paola Bianchi, Stefano Volpetti, Livio Trentin, Maria Cecilia Goldaniga, Maurizio Bonfichi, Amalia De Renzo, Corrado Schiavotto, Michele Spina, Angelo Michele Carella, Vittorio Stefoni, Lisa Argnani, Pier Luigi Zinzani
A large Italian multicenter observational retrospective study was conducted on the use of brentuximab vedotin (BV) for patients with relapsed Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) to check if clinical trial results are confirmed even in a real life context. 234 CD30+ HL patients were enrolled. Best response was observed after a median of 4 cycles in 140 patients (59.8%): 74 (31.6%) patients obtained a complete response (CR) and 66 (28.2%) achieved a partial response (PR); overall response rate at the end of the treatment was 48...
May 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580756/high-tunnels-protection-for-rather-than-from-insect-pests
#7
Laura L Ingwell, Sarah L Thompson, Ian Kaplan, Ricky E Foster
BACKGROUND: High tunnels are a season extension tool creating a hybrid of field and greenhouse growing conditions. High tunnels have recently increased in the U.S. and thus research on their management is lacking. One purported advantage of these structures is protection from common field pests, but evidence to support this claim is lacking. We compared insect pest populations in high tunnels with field production over two years on three crops: tomato, broccoli and cucumber. RESULTS: Greenhouse pests (e...
June 5, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552235/reprogramming-of-somatic-cells-ips-and-in-cells
#8
Vania Broccoli
Limited access to human neurons has posed a significant barrier to progress in biological and preclinical studies of the human nervous system. The advent of cell reprogramming technologies has widely disclosed unprecedented opportunities to generate renewable sources of human neural cells for disease modeling, drug discovery, and cell therapeutics. Both somatic reprogramming into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and directly induced Neurons (iNeurons) rely on transcription factor-based cellular conversion processes...
2017: Progress in Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548488/a-fluorescent-split-aptamer-for-visualizing-rna-rna-assembly-in-vivo
#9
Khalid K Alam, Kwaku D Tawiah, Matthew F Lichte, David Porciani, Donald H Burke
RNA-RNA assembly governs key biological processes and is a powerful tool for engineering synthetic genetic circuits. Characterizing RNA assembly in living cells often involves monitoring fluorescent reporter proteins, which are at best indirect measures of underlying RNA-RNA hybridization events and are subject to additional temporal and load constraints associated with translation and activation of reporter proteins. In contrast, RNA aptamers that sequester small molecule dyes and activate their fluorescence are increasingly utilized in genetically encoded strategies to report on RNA-level events...
May 26, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545668/phenethyl-isothiocyanate-suppresses-cancer-stem-cell-properties-in-vitro-and-in-a-xenograft-model
#10
Ji Ho Yun, Kyung-A Kim, Gyhye Yoo, Sun Young Kim, Ji Min Shin, Jung Hoon Kim, Sang Hoon Jung, Jungho Kim, Chu Won Nho
BACKGROUND: Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are a subset of cells within the bulk of a tumor that have the ability to self-renew and differentiate, and are thus associated with cancer invasion, metastasis, and recurrence. Phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC) is a natural compound found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and is used as a cancer chemopreventive agent; however, its effects on CSCs are little known. PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of PEITC on CSCs in this study by examining CSC properties...
July 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530603/modelling-of-the-effect-of-selenium-fertilization-on-the-content-of-bioactive-compounds-in-broccoli-heads
#11
Andrea Mahn
Selenium (Se) exerts many effects beneficial to health. Broccoli is a Se-hyperaccumulator plant, with Se-fertilization increasing its potential as a functional food. We studied the effect of dose, and the developmental stage at the beginning of Se-fortification, on antioxidant capacity, phenolics, glucosinolates, sulphoraphane, Se-methyl selenocysteine and myrosinase in broccoli. Se-fortification decreased the antioxidant properties and sulphur-containing compounds, but increased Se-methyl-selenocysteine content...
October 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528099/investigation-on-water-status-and-distribution-in-broccoli-and-the-effects-of-drying-on-water-status-using-nmr-and-mri-methods
#12
Fangfang Xu, Xin Jin, Lu Zhang, Xiao Dong Chen
Many quality attributes of food products are influenced by the water status and the microstructure. Low-field nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods are applied to non-destructively monitor the water status and structure of food. The aim of this study is to investigate the water status and distribution inside broccoli tissues and the effects of hot-air drying on the water status by using NMR and MRI methods. Transverse relaxation times (T2) provide the information of water status and water distribution...
June 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524727/e-cadherin-%C3%AE-catenin-complex-a-target-for-anticancer-and-antimetastasis-plants-plant-derived-compounds
#13
Majid Tafrihi, Roohollah Nakhaei Sistani
Plants reputed to have cancer-inhibiting potential and putative active components derived from those plants have emerged as an exciting new field in cancer study. Some of these compounds have cancer-inhibiting potential in different clinical staging levels, especially metastasis. A few of them which stabilize cell-cell adhesions are controversial topics. This review article introduces some effective herbal compounds that target E-cadherin/β-catenin protein complex. In this article, at first, we briefly review the structure and function of E-cadherin and β-catenin proteins, Wnt signaling pathway, and its target genes...
May 19, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515063/learning-to-like-vegetables-during-breastfeeding-a-randomized-clinical-trial-of-lactating-mothers-and-infants
#14
Julie A Mennella, Loran M Daniels, Ashley R Reiter
Background: What lactating mothers eat flavors breast milk and, in turn, modifies their infants' acceptance of similarly flavored foods.Objective: We sought to determine the effects of the timing and duration of eating a variety of vegetables during breastfeeding on the liking of vegetables in both members of the dyad.Design: We conducted a randomized controlled study of 97 mother-infant dyads. Lactating mothers drank vegetable, beet, celery, and carrot juices for 1 mo beginning at 0.5, 1.5, or 2.5 mo postpartum or for 3 mo beginning at 0...
May 17, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499433/servar-an-augmented-reality-tool-to-guide-the-serving-of-food
#15
Megan E Rollo, Tamara Bucher, Shamus P Smith, Clare E Collins
BACKGROUND: Accurate estimation of food portion size is a difficult task. Visual cues are important mediators of portion size and therefore technology-based aids may assist consumers when serving and estimating food portions. The current study evaluated the usability and impact on estimation error of standard food servings of a novel augmented reality food serving aid, ServAR. METHODS: Participants were randomised into one of three groups: 1) no information/aid (control); 2) verbal information on standard serving sizes; or 3) ServAR, an aid which overlayed virtual food servings over a plate using a tablet computer...
May 12, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498473/sulforaphane-sensitizes-human-cholangiocarcinoma-to-cisplatin-via-the-downregulation-of-anti-apoptotic-proteins
#16
Rokas Račkauskas, Dachen Zhou, Simonas Ūselis, Kęstutis Strupas, Ingrid Herr, Peter Schemmer
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCC) is an aggressive malignancy with poor therapeutic options and pronounced chemotherapy resistance. The bioactive broccoli substance, sulforaphane (SFN), is a promising new therapeutic option since it has been found to induce therapeutic effects in both experimental and epidemiological studies in various tumor entities. Thus, the present study was designed to assess the effect of SFN on cisplatin sensitivity in CCC. Human HuCCT-1 and TFK-1 cells, representing intrahepatic and extrahepatic CCC, respectively, were treated with cisplatin and SFN...
May 3, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490075/development-of-a-near-infrared-spectroscopy-method-nirs-for-fast-analysis-of-total-indolic-aliphatic-and-individual-glucosinolates-in-new-bred-open-pollinating-genotypes-of-broccoli-brassica-oleracea-convar-botrytis-var-italica
#17
Samira Sahamishirazi, Sabine Zikeli, Michael Fleck, Wilhelm Claupein, Simone Graeff-Hoenninger
This study describes the development of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) calibration to determine individual and total glucosinolates (GSLs) content of 12 new-bred open-pollinating genotypes of broccoli (Brassica oleracea convar. botrytis var. italica). Six individual GSLs were identified using high-performance-liquid chromatography (HPLC). The NIRS calibration was established based on modified partial least squares regression with reference values of HPLC. The calibration was analyzed using coefficient of determination in prediction (R(2)) and ratio of preference of determination (RPD)...
October 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483571/sinigrin-attenuates-the-progression-of-atherosclerosis-in-apoe-mice-fed-a-high-cholesterol-diet-potentially-by-inhibiting-vcam-1-expression
#18
Yeon Jeong Jang, Bongkyun Park, Hee-Weon Lee, Hye Jin Park, Hyun Jung Koo, Byung Oh Kim, Eun-Hwa Sohn, Sung Hee Um, Suhkneung Pyo
Atherosclerosis is a complex inflammatory disease associated with elevated levels of atherogenic molecules for leukocyte recruitment. Sinigrin (2-propenylglucosinolate) is found mainly in broccoli, brussels sprouts, and black mustard seeds. Recently, sinigrin has received attention for its role in disease prevention and health promotion. In this study, we examined the effect of sinigrin on development of atherosclerosis in ApoE(-/-) mice and the expression of adhesion molecules in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs)...
June 25, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474472/analysis-of-brassica-oleracea-early-stage-abiotic-stress-responses-reveals-tolerance-in-multiple-crop-types-and-for-multiple-sources-of-stress
#19
Andrew M Beacham, Paul Hand, David A C Pink, James M Monaghan
BACKGROUND: Brassica oleracea includes a number of important crop types such as cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and kale. Current climate conditions and weather patterns are causing significant losses in these crops, meaning that new cultivars with improved tolerance of one or more abiotic stress types must be sought. We assayed genetically fixed B. oleracea lines belonging to a Diversity Fixed Foundation Set (DFFS) for their response to seedling stage-imposed drought, flood, salinity, heat and cold stress...
May 5, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472782/identification-of-deubiquitinase-targets-of-isothiocyanates-using-silac-assisted-quantitative-mass-spectrometry
#20
Ann P Lawson, Daniel W Bak, D Alexander Shannon, Marcus J C Long, Tushara Vijaykumar, Runhan Yu, Farid El Oualid, Eranthie Weerapana, Lizbeth Hedstrom
Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and kale have well documented chemopreventative and anticancer effects that are attributed to the presence of isothiocyanates (ITCs). ITCs modulate the levels of many oncogenic proteins, but the molecular mechanisms of ITC action are not understood. We previously reported that phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC) inhibits two deubiquitinases (DUBs), USP9x and UCH37. DUBs regulate many cellular processes and DUB dysregulation is linked to the pathogenesis of human diseases including cancer, neurodegeneration, and inflammation...
April 20, 2017: Oncotarget
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