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Zhenzhou Zhu, Qingyan Guan, Mohamed Koubaa, Francisco J Barba, Shahin Roohinejad, Giancarlo Cravotto, Xinsun Yang, Shuyi Li, Jingren He
Ultrasound pre-treatment (UAE) was applied to assist the extraction of valuable compounds (polyphenols (especially anthocyanins), and proteins) from purple sweet potato (PSP). Under optimum conditions (ultrasound time (40min); supplementary hot extraction (80°C) up to 120min; pH: 2.5; ethanol concentration: 58%), the highest concentrations of polyphenols (3.877mg/g), anthocyanins (0.293mg/g), and proteins (0.753mg/g) were found, with minimal specific energy consumption (8406J/mg). Moreover, anthocyanin and non-anthocyanin polyphenols in PSP extract from optimized extraction temperature were identified using HPLC-DAD-ESI-MS(2)...
January 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
Mariateresa Maldini, Mario Chessa, Giacomo L Petretto, Paola Montoro, Jonathan P Rourke, Marzia Foddai, Marcello Nicoletti, Giorgio Pintore
INTRODUCTION: Myrtus communis L. (Myrtaceae) is a self-seeded shrub, widespread in Sardinia, with anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antimicrobial, hypoglycemic and balsamic properties. Its berries, employed for the production of sweet myrtle liqueur, are characterised by a high content of bioactive polyphenols, mainly anthocyanins. Anthocyanin composition is quite specific for vegetables/fruits and can be used as a fingerprint to determine the authenticity, geographical origin and quality of raw materials, products and extracts...
September 2016: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
Liyang Xie, Sang Gil Lee, Terrence M Vance, Ying Wang, Bohkyung Kim, Ji-Young Lee, Ock K Chun, Bradley W Bolling
A single-dose pharmacokinetic trial was conducted in 6 adults to evaluate the bioavailability of anthocyanins and colonic polyphenol metabolites after consumption of 500mg aronia berry extract. UHPLC-MS methods were developed to quantitate aronia berry polyphenols and their metabolites in plasma and urine. While anthocyanins were bioavailable, microbial phenolic catabolites increased ∼10-fold more than anthocyanins in plasma and urine. Among the anthocyanins, cyanidin-3-O-galactoside was rapidly metabolized to peonidin-3-O-galactoside...
November 15, 2016: Food Chemistry
Milica M Pantelić, Dragana Č Dabić Zagorac, Sonja M Davidović, Slavica R Todić, Zoran S Bešlić, Uroš M Gašić, Živoslav Lj Tešić, Maja M Natić
Phenolic profile of 13 grapevine varieties was determined, with respect to three different parts of berries: skin, seed and pulp. Identification and quantification of the phenols was done using ultra-high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) coupled with a diode array detector and a triple-quadrupole mass spectrometer. The most abundant phenols in grape seeds were found to be flavan-3-ols, most of which are gallocatechin gallate and catechin. The skins were characterized mostly by flavonols, i.e. quercetin and myricetin...
November 15, 2016: Food Chemistry
Zhi-Sheng Xu, Jing Ma, Feng Wang, Hong-Yu Ma, Qiu-Xia Wang, Ai-Sheng Xiong
Purple carrots (Daucus carota ssp. sativus var. atrorubens Alef.) accumulate large amounts of cyanidin-based anthocyanins in their taproots. Cyanidin can be glycosylated with galactose, xylose, and glucose in sequence by glycosyltransferases resulting in cyanidin 3-xylosyl (glucosyl) galactosides in purple carrots. The first step in the glycosylation of cyanidin is catalysis by UDP-galactose: cyanidin galactosyltransferase (UCGalT) transferring the galactosyl moiety from UDP-galactose to cyanidin. In the present study, a gene from 'Deep purple' carrot, DcUCGalT1, was cloned and heterologously expressed in E...
2016: Scientific Reports
A M Avidzba, A V Kubyshkin, T I Guguchkina, V A Markosov, A M Katsev, N V Naumova, Yu I Shramko, G P Zaytsev, I V Chernousova, Yu A Ogay, I I Fomochkina
Experimental data on the antioxidant activity of grape juice, grape concentrates and wine from grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Saperavi from Crimea and Krasnodar regions was presented. Flavonoids are presented in the form of glycosides of such anthocyanins as delphinidin, malvidin, cyanidin, petunidin, peonidin and also by quercetin and its glycoside, (+)-D-catechin and (-)-epicatechin. Oligomeric procyanidins, which are condensed catechol units (2-6) soluble in water, are presented in significant amounts, and polymeric procyanidins with the amount catechin units greater than 7, insoluble in water, constituted the bulk of polyphenols od wine and concentrates from red grapes (no juice)...
2016: Voprosy Pitaniia
Monica Jordheim, Kate Calcott, Kevin S Gould, Kevin M Davies, Kathy E Schwinn, Øyvind M Andersen
Vegetative shoots of a naturalized population of purple-leaved plectranthus (Plectranthus ciliatus, Lamiaceae) were found to contain four main anthocyanins: peonidin 3-(6″-caffeoyl-β-glucopyranoside)-5-β-glucopyranoside, peonidin 3-(6″-caffeoyl-β-glucopyranoside)-5-(6‴-malonyl-β-glucopyranoside), peonidin 3-(6″-E-p-coumaroyl-β-glucopyranoside)-5-(6‴-malonyl-β-glucopyranoside), and peonidin 3-(6″-E-p-coumaroyl-β-glucopyranoside)-5-β-glucopyranoside. The first three of these pigments have not been reported previously from any plant...
August 2016: Phytochemistry
Prakash Chandra Pradhan, Supradip Saha
Berberis lycium Royle (Kashmal) belongs to Berberidaceae family and it has a small edible purple berry. It is grown wildly grown in Himalaya. The berry anthocyanins were characterised by HPLC coupled to a photodiode array (PDA) and mass spectrophotometer (MS) detectors. Twelve anthocyanins were identified in the purified extract of berberis berry. Two anthocyanins delphinidin-3-glucoside (35.3 %) and cyanidin-3-glucoside (47.2 %) were characterized as major components. Ten minor anthocyanins were Cyanidin-3-lathyroside (0...
February 2016: Journal of Food Science and Technology
Ana A Matias, Rita Rosado-Ramos, Sara L Nunes, Inês Figueira, Ana Teresa Serra, Maria R Bronze, Claúdia N Santos, Catarina M M Duarte
Oxidative stress is one of the key phenomena behind the most common types of chronic diseases. Therefore, the modulation of oxidative stress is an interesting target for acting either through prevention or as a therapeutic approach. In this work, a Portuguese variety of cherry (Saco Cherry) was processed in order to obtain a potent in vitro antioxidant phenolic-rich extract (Ch-PRE), which was further explored to evaluate its potential application as nutraceutical agent against cellular oxidative stress damage...
2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Xin Li, Jinmei Xu, Xi Tang, Yilun Liu, Xiaoping Yu, Zhi Wang, Weihua Liu
Trastuzumab (Herceptin®) is a recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody that is targeted against the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) tyrosine kinase receptor. Trastuzumab has been successfully used to treat patients with HER2-positive breast cancer, which accounts for ~25% of invasive breast cancer. However, the majority of patients who initially respond to trastuzumab demonstrate disease progression within 1 year of treatment. Therefore, identifying alternative drugs that overcome trastuzumab resistance and target HER2 may increase the magnitude and duration of response...
May 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Alejandro Villasante, Madison S Powell, Gordon K Murdoch, Ken Overturf, Kenneth Cain, Jurij Wacyk, Ronald W Hardy
A study was conducted to test whether an anthocyanidin mixture (peonidin, cyanidin and pelargonidin chloride) modulates myogenesis in both induced and non-induced myogenic cells from juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). We evaluated three different anthocyanidin concentrations (1×, 2.5× and 10×) at two sampling times (24 and 36h). To test for treatment effects, we analyzed the expression of myoD and pax7 as well as two target genes of the Notch signaling pathway, hey2 and her6. In induced myogenic cells, the lowest and middle anthocyanidin doses caused significantly greater expression of myoD after 24h of treatment compared to control...
June 2016: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Venkata Charepalli, Lavanya Reddivari, Ramakrishna Vadde, Suresh Walia, Sridhar Radhakrishnan, Jairam K P Vanamala
The World Health Organization predicts over a 70% increase in cancer incidents in developing nations over the next decade. Although these nations have limited access to novel therapeutics, they do have access to foods that contain chemopreventive bioactive compounds such as anthocyanins, and as such, consumption of these foods can be encouraged to combat cancer. We and others have previously characterized the anti-colon cancer properties of dietary anthocyanins from different sources. Eugenia jambolana (Java plum) is a tropical medicinal fruit rich in anthocyanins, however, its anti-colon cancer properties are not well characterized...
2016: Cancers
Da-Qiu Zhao, Meng-Ran Wei, Ding Liu, Jun Tao
Herbaceous peony (Paeonia lactiflora Pall.) is particularly appreciated because of its elegant and gorgeous flower color, but little is known about the underlying mechanisms of flower coloration. In this study, three P. lactiflora cultivars 'Xuefeng', 'Fenyulou' and 'Dahonglou' with white, pink and red flower were selected as the materials. Their anatomical structures, cell sap pH and metal elements were investigated, and the colored pigment mainly distributed in palisade mesophyll was only found in 'Fenyulou' and 'Dahonglou', and their shape of epidermal cells, cell sap pH and metal elements were not the key factors deciding phenotype color...
May 2016: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
Ye Tao, Tao Chen, Zhongyu Liu, Weiwei Xu, Limin Qin, Guanghua Peng, Yi Fei Huang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The pathphysiological properties of N-Methyl -N -nitrosourea (MNU) induced photoreceptor degeneration are similar to the hereditary retinitis pigmentosa (RP). The present study sought to explore the beneficial effects of the peonidin, a common aglycone form of anthocyanin, on the MNU induced photoreceptor degeneration via topographic measurements. METHODS: The MNU administrated mouse received peonidin or vehicle injections, and then they were examined by electroretinography (ERG), multi electrode array (MEA), histological and immunohistochemistry studies...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Amol N Nankar, Barry Dungan, Neil Paz, Nilusha Sudasinghe, Tanner Schaub, F Omar Holguin, Richard C Pratt
BACKGROUND: Anthocyanin-rich blue corn is an emerging specialty crop in the USA. The antioxidant properties of blue corn offer health benefits in the human diet. The objectives of this study were to identify, characterize and quantify the anthocyanins from blue corn. Hypotheses tested were that total anthocyanin content was similar among southwestern US accessions and that it would vary across locations. It was also examined whether different anthocyanin components were unique to certain genotypes...
October 2016: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
Irena Krga, Laurent-Emmanuel Monfoulet, Aleksandra Konic-Ristic, Sylvie Mercier, Maria Glibetic, Christine Morand, Dragan Milenkovic
An increasing number of evidence suggests a protective role of dietary anthocyanins against cardiovascular diseases. Anthocyanins' extensive metabolism indicates that their metabolites could be responsible for the protective effects associated with consumption of anthocyanin-rich foods. The aim of this work was to investigate the effect of plasma anthocyanins and their metabolites on the adhesion of monocytes to TNFα-activated endothelial cells and on the expression of genes encoding cell adhesion molecules...
June 1, 2016: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Wei He, Maomao Zeng, Jie Chen, Yuzhi Jiao, Fuxiang Niu, Guanjun Tao, Shuang Zhang, Fang Qin, Zhiyong He
The identification and quantitation of the anthocyanins in 12 purple-fleshed sweet potato (PFSP) cultivars ('Jihei 1', 'Xuzi 3', 'Xuzi 6', 'Zhezi 4', 'Ningzi 1', 'Ningzi 2', 'Ningzi 3', 'Ning 2-2', 'Ning 6-8', 'Guangzi 1', 'Ziluolan', and 'Qinzi 1') in China were carried out using a combination of ultraperformance liquid chromatography-photodiode array (UPLC-PDA), quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (QTOF-MS), and tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) analyses. Thirteen acylated anthocyanins were tentatively characterized, including two new PFSP anthocyanins, cyanidin 3-caffeoyl-vanilloyl sophoroside-5-glucoside and peonidin 3-caffeoyl-vanilloyl sophoroside-5-glucoside...
January 13, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Nasima Chorfa, Sylvain Savard, Khaled Belkacemi
An efficient process for the purification of anthocyanin monomeric isomers from wild blueberries of Lake Saint-Jean region (Quebec, Canada) was developed and easy scalable at industrial purpose. The blueberries were soaked in acidified ethanol, filtered, and the filtrate was cleaned by solid phase extraction using silica gel C-18 and DSC-SCX cation-exchange resin. Anthocyanin-enriched elutes (87 wt.%) were successfully fractionated by preparative liquid chromatography. The major anthocyanins mono-galactoside, -glucoside and -arabinoside isomers of delphinidin, cyanidin, petunidin, peonidin and malvidin were isolated with a purity up to 100% according to their LC-MS and (1)H NMR spectra...
April 15, 2016: Food Chemistry
J-K Jhan, Y-C Chung, G-H Chen, C-H Chang, Y-C Lu, C-K Hsu
OBJECTIVE: The seed coat of black soya bean (SCBS) contains high amount of anthocyanins and shows antioxidant and anti-mushroom tyrosinase activities. The objectives of this study were to analyse the anthocyanins in SCBS with different solvents and to find the relationship between anthocyanin profile with anti-human and anti-mushroom tyrosinase activities. METHODS: SCBS was extracted with hot water, 50 and 80% ethanol, 50 and 80% acetone and 50 and 80% acidified acetone...
June 2016: International Journal of Cosmetic Science
Yongming Sun, Biqi Xia, Xiangzhun Chen, Chuansong Duanmu, Denghao Li, Chao Han
The identification and quantification of four anthocyanins (cyanidin-3-O-glucoside, peonidin-3-O-glucoside, delphinidin-3-O-glucoside, and malvidin-3-O-glucoside) in red grape wine were carried out by hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography/triple quadrupole linear ion trap MS (HILIC/QTrap-MS/MS). Samples were diluted directly and separated on a Merck ZIC HILIC column with 20 mM ammonium acetate solution-acetonitrile mobile phase. Quantitative data acquisition was carried out in the multiple reaction monitoring mode...
November 2015: Journal of AOAC International
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