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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445527/enhanced-functional-connectivity-and-volume-between-cognitive-and-reward-centers-of-na%C3%A3-ve-rodent-brain-produced-by-pro-dopaminergic-agent-kb220z
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Marcelo Febo, Kenneth Blum, Rajendra D Badgaiyan, Pablo D Perez, Luis M Colon-Perez, Panayotis K Thanos, Craig F Ferris, Praveen Kulkarni, John Giordano, David Baron, Mark S Gold
Dopaminergic reward dysfunction in addictive behaviors is well supported in the literature. There is evidence that alterations in synchronous neural activity between brain regions subserving reward and various cognitive functions may significantly contribute to substance-related disorders. This study presents the first evidence showing that a pro-dopaminergic nutraceutical (KB220Z) significantly enhances, above placebo, functional connectivity between reward and cognitive brain areas in the rat. These include the nucleus accumbens, anterior cingulate gyrus, anterior thalamic nuclei, hippocampus, prelimbic and infralimbic loci...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445415/bioactive-peptides
#2
REVIEW
Eric Banan-Mwine Daliri, Deog H Oh, Byong H Lee
The increased consumer awareness of the health promoting effects of functional foods and nutraceuticals is the driving force of the functional food and nutraceutical market. Bioactive peptides are known for their high tissue affinity, specificity and efficiency in promoting health. For this reason, the search for food-derived bioactive peptides has increased exponentially. Over the years, many potential bioactive peptides from food have been documented; yet, obstacles such as the need to establish optimal conditions for industrial scale production and the absence of well-designed clinical trials to provide robust evidence for proving health claims continue to exist...
April 26, 2017: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445390/prevention-of-colorectal-cancer-by-targeting-obesity-related-disorders-and-inflammation
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REVIEW
Yohei Shirakami, Masaya Ohnishi, Hiroyasu Sakai, Takuji Tanaka, Masahito Shimizu
Colorectal cancer is a major healthcare concern worldwide. Many experimental and clinical studies have been conducted to date to discover agents that help in the prevention of this disease. Chronic inflammation in colonic mucosa and obesity, and its related metabolic abnormalities, are considered to increase the risk of colorectal cancer. Therefore, treatments targeting these factors might be a promising strategy to prevent the development of colorectal cancer. Among a number of functional foods, various phytochemicals, including tea catechins, which have anti-inflammatory and anti-obesity properties, and medicinal agents that ameliorate metabolic disorders, might also be beneficial in the prevention of colorectal cancer...
April 26, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443720/modulatory-effects-of-a-nutraceutical-supplement-on-saos-2-cells-reveal-its-phlebotonic-activity
#4
Sergio Ammendola, Mario Di Loreto, Anna Scotto d'Abusco
OBJECTIVE: Herbal extract compositions are largely used to manage vein diseases. We prepared a new composition of herbs, named FLEBO OK™, that, when administered as a nutraceutical to patients affected by peripheral vascular diseases, was able to improve their health conditions. We analyzed the effects of this nutraceutical composition on in vitro cultured cells with the aim to obtain information about its mechanisms of action. METHODS: A culture of human osteoblast cell line Saos-2 was stimulated with tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α or interleukin (IL)-1β to induce the expression of some chemokines and matrix metalloproteases (MMPs)...
April 26, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443024/low-dose-of-bergamot-derived-polyphenolic-fraction-bpf-did-not-improve-metabolic-parameters-in-second-generation-antipsychotics-treated-patients-results-from-a-60-days-open-label-study
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Antonio Bruno, Gianluca Pandolfo, Manuela Crucitti, Massimo Cacciola, Vincenza Santoro, Edoardo Spina, Rocco A Zoccali, Maria R A Muscatello
Objectives: The nutraceutical approach to the management of metabolic syndrome (MetS) might be a promising strategy in the prevention of cardio-metabolic risk. Low-dose bergamot-derived polyphenolic fraction (BPF) has been proven effective in patients with MetS, as demonstrated by a concomitant improvement in lipemic and glycemic profiles. The present study was aimed to further explore, in a sample of subjects receiving second generation antipsychotics (SGAs), the effects on body weight and metabolic parameters of a low dose of BPF (500 mg/day) administered for 60 days...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439463/molecular-assessment-of-the-fecal-microbiota-in-healthy-cats-and-dogs-before-and-during-supplementation-with-fructo-oligosaccharides-fos-and-inulin-using-high-throughput-454-pyrosequencing
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Jose F Garcia-Mazcorro, Jose R Barcenas-Walls, Jan S Suchodolski, Jörg M Steiner
Prebiotics are selectively fermentable dietary compounds that result in changes in the composition and/or activity of the intestinal microbiota, thus conferring benefits upon host health. In veterinary medicine, commercially available products containing prebiotics have not been well studied with regard to the changes they trigger on the composition of the gut microbiota. This study evaluated the effect of a commercially available nutraceutical containing fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) and inulin on the fecal microbiota of healthy cats and dogs when administered for 16 days...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434484/practical-aspects-in-the-management-of-statin-associated-muscle-symptoms-sams
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Ulrich Laufs, Krysztof J Filipiak, Ioanna Gouni-Berthold, Alberico L Catapano
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Statin-associated muscle symptoms (SAMS) frequently cause statin non-adherence, switching and discontinuation, contributing to adverse cardiovascular (CV) outcomes. Therefore, the management of SAMS is key in the effective treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD), through achievement of maximum-tolerated statin dosing and other practical aspects. The aim of this article is to provide practical, focused advice for healthcare professionals on the management of patients with SAMS...
April 2017: Atherosclerosis. Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427563/neuroinflammation-in-alzheimer-s-disease-the-preventive-and-therapeutic-potential-of-polyphenolic-nutraceuticals
#8
Yousef Sawikr, Nagendra Sastry Yarla, Ilaria Peluso, Mohammad Amjad Kamal, Gjumrakch Aliev, Anupam Bishayee
Brain inflammation, characterized by increased microglia and astrocyte activation, increases during aging and is a key feature of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD). In AD, neuronal death and synaptic impairment, induced by amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide, are at least in part mediated by microglia and astrocyte activation. Glial activation results in the sustained production of proinflammatory cytokines and reactive oxygen species, giving rise to a chronic inflammatory process. Astrocytes are the most abundant glial cells in the central nervous system and are involved in the neuroinflammation...
2017: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427292/chemical-analyses-and-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-toxicity-of-fruit-methanol-extract-of-sechium-edule-var-nigrum-spinosum
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Itzen Aguiñiga-Sánchez, Jorge Cadena-Íñiguez, Edelmiro Santiago-Osorio, Guadalupe Gómez-García, Víctor Manuel Mendoza-Núñez, Juana Rosado-Pérez, Mirna Ruíz-Ramos, Víctor Manuel Cisneros-Solano, Edgar Ledesma-Martínez, Angel de Jesus Delgado-Bordonave, Ramón Marcos Soto-Hernández
CONTEXT: Sechium edule (Jacq.) Sw. (Cucurbitaceae) is used in ethnomedicine, but the diversity of the varietal groups of this species has not often been considered. This is important because we previously reported that different variety of species exhibit different activities across different tumor cell lines. OBJECTIVE: This study investigates the chemical composition and biological activities of extracts obtained from S. edule var. nigrum spinosum. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The leukemia P388 cell line and mononuclear bone marrow cells (MNCBMs) were treated with the extract at a concentration ranging from 40 to 2370 μg/mL for cytotoxicity and viability assays...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426445/small-dense-ldl-an-update
#10
Philipp A Gerber, Dragana Nikolic, Manfredi Rizzo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this review, we summarize the latest findings on small, dense LDL (sdLDL) atherogenic particles, including their associations with other biomarkers. RECENT FINDINGS: Increased sdLDL levels have been reported not only in different metabolic disorders such as diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome, but also in patients with rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis as well as hypothyroidism. A wide range of lipid-lowering, as well as other drug classes, including novel antidiabetic agents and nutraceuticals, exert favourable effects on these atherogenic particles...
April 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422148/chemical-and-bioactive-profiling-and-biological-activities-of-coral-fungi-from-northwestern-himalayas
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Sapan Kumar Sharma, Nandini Gautam
Ramaria Fr. and Clavaria L. are the two major genera of coral mushrooms within families Gomphaceae and Clavariaceae, respectively. Besides having important role in forest ecology, some species of these are reported to possess high nutraceutical and bioactive potential. There is a hidden diversity of coral mushrooms in Northwestern Himalayas. Present studies describe the detailed biochemical profiling and antioxidant, and antibacterial activities of twelve coral mushroom species. Biochemical profiling of nutrients and nutraceuticals was done with standard techniques and by using HPLC, UPLC and GC...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421656/oral-intake-of-boesenbergia-pandurata-extract-improves-skin-hydration-gloss-and-wrinkling-a-randomized-double-blind-and-placebo-controlled-study
#12
Do Un Kim, Hee Chul Chung, Changhee Kim, Jae-Kwan Hwang
BACKGROUND: Photoaging is a severe skin damage that occurs as a result of exposure to external elements, primarily ultraviolet (UV) irradiation. Chronically, UV-irradiated skin exhibits the signs of sunburn and hyperpigmentation with the destruction of connective tissues. Previously, Boesenbergia pandurata (B. pandurata) and its active compound panduratin A showed antiphotoaging activities in vitro and in vivo. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical efficacy of B...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420125/bioavailable-citrus-sinensis-extract-polyphenolic-composition-and-biological-activity
#13
Giacomo Pepe, Francesco Pagano, Simona Adesso, Eduardo Sommella, Carmine Ostacolo, Michele Manfra, Marcello Chieppa, Marina Sala, Mariateresa Russo, Stefania Marzocco, Pietro Campiglia
Citrus plants contain large amounts of flavonoids with beneficial effects on human health. In the present study, the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potential of bioavailable polyphenols from Citrus sinensis was evaluated in vitro and ex vivo, using the murine macrophages cell line J774A.1 and primary peritoneal macrophages. Following simulated gastro-intestinal digestion, the in vitro bioavailability of Citrus sinensis polyphenolic extract was assessed using the human cell line Caco-2 grown as monolayers on a transwell membrane...
April 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416855/production-and-characterization-of-functional-properties-of-protein-hydrolysates-from-egg-shell-membranes-by-lactic-acid-bacteria-fermentation
#14
Surangna Jain, Anil Kumar Anal
This study aimed to ferment the chicken eggshell membrane (ESM) using the lactic acid bacteria, Lactobacillus plantarum for preparation of functional and bioactive protein hydrolysates. Cultivation at an initial pH of 8.0 for 36 h resulted in maximum protein concentration (177.3 mg/g) and degree of hydrolysis (25.1%) of the hydrolysates. Fermentation resulted in the production of hydrolysates that demonstrated excellent solubility (90.7%), good foaming capacity (36.7%) and emulsification activity (94.6 m(2)/g)...
April 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413833/beneficial-effects-of-a-pyrroloquinolinequinone-containing-dietary-formulation-on-motor-deficiency-cognitive-decline-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#15
Darrell Sawmiller, Song Li, Takashi Mori, Ahsan Habib, David Rongo, Vedad Delic, Patrick C Bradshaw, R Douglas Shytle, Cyndy Sanberg, Paula Bickford, Jun Tan
Alzheimer's disease (AD), a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, is linked to oxidative stress, altered amyloid precursor protein (APP) proteolysis, tau hyperphosphorylation and the accumulation of amyloid-β (Aβ) plaques and neurofibrillary tangles (NFT). A growing body of evidence suggests that mitochondrial dysfunction can be a key promoter of all of these pathologies and predicts that restoration of mitochondrial function might be a potential therapeutic strategy for AD. Therefore, in the present study, we tested the beneficial effect of a nutraceutical formulation Nutrastem II (Nutra II), containing NT020 (a mitochondrial restorative and antioxidant proprietary formulation) and pyrroloquinolinequinone (PQQ, a stimulator of mitochondria biogenesis) in 5XFAD transgenic mice...
April 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412859/determination-and-quantification-of-carotenoids-in-sea-sponges-raspaciona-aculeata-and-dictyonella-marsilii-present-in-the-ganzirri-lake-messina-italy
#16
Andrea Salvo, Daniele Giuffrida, Archimede Rotondo, Paolo De Pasquale, Giovanna Loredana La Torre, Giacomo Dugo
Considering the crucial role of carotenoids exploitable both as nutraceuticals and also as dyes in food industry, there are many efforts in seeking for new sources of these pigments, especially in the marine world. In this study, for the first time, we extracted carotenoids from sea sponges Raspaciona aculeata and Dictyonella marsilii taken from Ganzirri Lake Messina (Italy). The determination and quantification of carotenoids was made by UPLC-PDA-MS. Remarkable results concern renieratene content in R. aculeate found to be over 2570 ppm...
April 17, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410122/high-value-compounds-from-microalgae-with-industrial-exploitability-a-review
#17
Muhammad Bilal, Tahir Rasheed, Ishtiaq Ahmed, Hafiz M N Iqbal
  From the past several years, algal biotechnology has gained noticeable interests among research-based organizations and industrial sectors. Recent studies have provided considerable evidence that microalgae-derived bioactive compounds could play a vital role in bio- and non-bio sectors of the modern world. Microalgae-based industrial exploitability ranges from basic biomass-based food and feeds nutraceuticals to high-value pharmaceuticals, cosmeceuticals, ecological and biomedical applications. With ever increasing scientific knowledge, social and environmental awareness, bio-inspired synthesis of microalgae-based green products, and recent advancements in algal biotechnology will extend the utilization of microalgae into new areas...
June 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408944/pc2-ovotransferrin-characterization-and-alternative-immunotherapeutic-activity
#18
Constantin Chiurciu, Viorica Chiurciu, Mariana Oporanu, Ionel Victor Pătrașcu, Iuliana Mihai, Mădălina Tablică, Romeo Teodor Cristina
Characterization and evaluation of immunotherapeutic potential of ovotransferrin PC2 (OTf PC2) were performed in this study. The ovoprotein was obtained from egg white from hens immunized with bacterial antigens, pathogenic for humans. For the negative control samples, OTf was extracted from eggs collected from Specific Pathogen-Free (SPF) hens and purified by affinity chromatography on Protein G-agarose column with two eluting peaks: I, representing ovalbumin, and II, ovotransferrin. The final apo-OTf form was reached by successive precipitation with ammonium sulfate and citric acid and the holo-OTf form by saturating the apo-form with FeCl3...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408313/preventing-cardiovascular-heart-disease-promising-nutraceutical-and-non-nutraceutical-treatments-for-cholesterol-management
#19
REVIEW
T P Johnston, T A Korolenko, M Pirro, A Sahebkar
Hypercholesterolemia is one of the major risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease. Atherosclerosis resulting from hypercholesterolemia causes many serious cardiovascular diseases. Statins are generally accepted as a treatment of choice for lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which reduces coronary heart disease morbidity and mortality. Since statin use can be associated with muscle problems and other adverse symptoms, non-adherence and discontinuation of statin therapy often leads to inadequate control of plasma cholesterol levels and increased cardiovascular risk...
April 10, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407963/an-improved-method-for-extraction-of-nutraceutically-important-polyphenolics-from-berberis-jaeschkeana-c-k-schneid-fruits
#20
Tarun Belwal, Lalit Giri, Indra D Bhatt, Ranbeer S Rawal, Veena Pande
Berberis jaeschkeana fruits, source of nutraceutically important polyphenolics were investigated. A total of 32 experimental run were conducted under Plackett-Burman and central composite design. Microwave power, methanol and HCl concentration significantly (p<0.05) affect extraction of polyphenols under linear, quadratic and interactive effect. The model showed good fitness with significant (p<0.05) model F-value and a non-significant lack of fit. Under optimum microwave assisted extraction (MAE) condition the total phenolics, flavonoids, tannins and antioxidant activity were in closed context with predicted values...
September 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
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