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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735471/effect-of-processing-conditions-on-degree-of-hydrolysis-ace-inhibition-and-antioxidant-activities-of-protein-hydrolysate-from-acetes-indicus
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Vignaesh Dhanabalan, Martin Xavier, Nagalakshmi Kannuchamy, Kurukkan Kunnath Asha, Chongtham Baru Singh, Amjad Balange
Protein hydrolysate was prepared from Acetes indicus which is a major bycatch among non-penaeid prawn landings of India. Hydrolysis conditions (enzyme to substrate ratio and time) for preparing protein hydrolysates using alcalase enzyme were optimized by response surface methodology using central composite design. The optimum conditions for enzyme-substrate ratio (mL/100 g) of 1.57, 1.69, 1.60, 1.56, and 1.50 and for hydrolysis time of 97.18, 96.5, 98.15 min, 102.48, and 88.44 min were established for attaining maximum yield, degree of hydrolysis, 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl, angiotensin I-converting enzyme-inhibiting activity, and metal-chelating activity, respectively...
July 22, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734162/extraction-and-in-vitro-screening-of-potential-acetylcholinesterase-inhibitors-from-the-leaves-of-panax-japonicus
#2
Sainan Li, Chengyu Liu, Chunming Liu, Yuchi Zhang
Ultrafiltration liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (UFLC-MS) is an efficient method that can be applied to rapidly screen and identify ligands for acetylcholinesterase (AChE) from the leaves of Panax japonicus. Using this method, we identified 5 major compounds, chikusetsusaponins V, Ib, IV, IVa, and IVa ethyl ester, as potent AChE inhibitors, which were assessed for anti-Alzheimer disease activity using the PC12 cell model. A continuous online method, which consisted of microwave-assisted extraction, a solvent concentration tank, and centrifugal partition chromatography (MAE-SCT-CPC), was newly developed for scaled up production of these compounds with high purity and efficiency...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730708/evaluation-of-the-hypocholesterolemic-effect-and-prebiotic-activity-of-a-lentil-lens-culinaris-medik-extract
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Maria Vittoria Micioni Di Bonaventura, Cinzia Cecchini, Pilar Vila Donat, Giovanni Caprioli, Carlo Cifani, Maria Magdalena Coman, Alberto Cresci, Dennis Fiorini, Massimo Ricciutelli, Stefania Silvi, Sauro Vittori, Gianni Sagratini
SCOPE: the aim of our work was to produce a hydroalcoholic extract of lentils and to examine: a) the hypocholesterolemic action in an animal model, by studying the plasma cholesterol level and the concentration of bile acids in the faeces; b) the potential prebiotic effect, by conducting an in vitro culture fermentation experiment and assessing the level of short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) in the faeces of rats. METHODS AND RESULTS: Lentil extract (LE) was obtained by extracting lentils with a solution of H2 0/EtOH (70/30 v/v) for 3 h, and the content of main nutrients was determined...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728596/implementation-of-longevity-promoting-supplements-and-medications-in-public-health-practice-achievements-challenges-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Alexander Vaiserman, Oleh Lushchak
BACKGROUND: Most modern societies undergo rapid population aging. The rise in life expectancy, nevertheless, is not accompanied, to date, by the same increment of healthspan. Efforts to increase healthspan by means of supplements and pharmaceuticals targeting aging-related pathologies are presently in spotlight of a new branch in geriatric medicine, geroscience, postulating that aging could be manipulated in such a way that will in parallel allow delay the onset of all age-associated chronic disorders...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724386/engineering-microbial-cell-factories-for-the-production-of-plant-natural-products-from-design-principles-to-industrial-scale-production
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REVIEW
Xiaonan Liu, Wentao Ding, Huifeng Jiang
Plant natural products (PNPs) are widely used as pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, seasonings, pigments, etc., with a huge commercial value on the global market. However, most of these PNPs are still being extracted from plants. A resource-conserving and environment-friendly synthesis route for PNPs that utilizes microbial cell factories has attracted increasing attention since the 1940s. However, at the present only a handful of PNPs are being produced by microbial cell factories at an industrial scale, and there are still many challenges in their large-scale application...
July 19, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722810/impact-of-crude-oil-quality-on-the-refining-conditions-and-composition-of-nutraceuticals-in-refined-palm-oil
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Klicia A Sampaio, Jose Vila Ayala, Vera Van Hoed, Simone Monteiro, Roberta Ceriani, Roland Verhé, Antonio J A Meirelles
Palm oil is the major vegetable oil used worldwide due to its unique properties. The effect of crude palm oil acidity on the final free fatty acids (FFA) content, neutral oil loss (NOL), and nutraceutical compounds, such as carotenes, total tocols (tocopherols and tocotrienols), squalene, and phytosterols was investigated. A central composite design was employed to study the influence of the refining conditions: temperature (200 to 260 °C), steam percentage (0.5% to 3.5%), and initial FFA content (2.2% to 6...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721651/in-vitro-anti-inflammatory-and-antioxidant-activities-of-3-5-4-trihydroxy-6-7-methylenedioxyflavone-o-glycosides-and-their-aglycone-from-leaves-of-polygonum-tinctorium-lour
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Shota Tokuyama-Nakai, Hideto Kimura, Tomoe Ishihara, Mitsuo Jisaka, Kazushige Yokota
Polygonum tinctorium Lour (indigo plant) has been regarded as a useful medicinal plant for traditional herbal medicine. The polyphenolic fraction of indigo leaves exhibited anti-inflammatory activities as determined by the suppressed synthesis of nitric oxide (NO) in cultured RAW264 macrophage cells. The acid hydrolysate of the fraction showed much more potent effect than the unhydrolyzed one. In sharp contrast, those fractions of indigo stems had almost no effect. 3,5,4'-Trihydroxy-6,7-methylenedioxyflavone (TMF)-O-glycosides and tryptanthrin were detected exclusively in the extracts of the leaves...
July 18, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720952/anthocyanins-enriched-purple-tea-exhibits-antioxidant-immunostimulatory-and-anticancer-activities
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Robin Joshi, Ajay Rana, Vinay Kumar, Dharmesh Kumar, Yogendra S Padwad, Sudesh Kumar Yadav, Ashu Gulati
Purple coloured tea shoot clones have gained interest due to high content of anthocyanins in addition to catechins. Transcript expression of genes encoding anthocyanidin reductase (ANR), dihydroflavonol-4-reductase (DFR), anthocyanidin synthase (ANS), flavonol synthase (FLS) and leucoantho cyanidin reductase (LAR) enzymes in three new purple shoot tea clones compared with normal tea clone showed higher expression of CsDFR, CsANR, CsANS and lower expression of CsFLS and CsLAR in purple shoot clones compared to normal clone...
June 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715446/active-subfractions-of-abelmoschus-esculentus-substantially-prevent-free-fatty-acid-induced-%C3%AE-cell-apoptosis-via-inhibiting-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4
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Chien-Ning Huang, Chau-Jong Wang, Yi-Ju Lee, Chiung-Huei Peng
Lipotoxicity plays an important role in exacerbating type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and leads to apoptosis of β cells. Recently dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors have emerged as a useful tool in the treatment of T2DM. DPP-4 degrades type 1 glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1), and GLP-1 receptor (GLP-1R) signaling has been shown to protect β cells by modulating AMPK/mTOR, PI3K, and Bax. The anti-hyperglycemic effect of Abelmoschus esculentus (AE) is well known, however its mucilage makes it difficult to further examine this effect...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710129/manipulation-of-a-senescence-associated-gene-improves-fleshy-fruit-yield
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Bruno S Lira, Giovanna Gramegna, Bruna Trench, Frederico Rocha Rodrigues Alves, Éder Marques Silva, Geraldo Felipe Ferreira Silva, Venkatesh Periyakavanam Thirumalaikumar, Alessandra Cavalcanti Duarte Lupi, Diego Demarco, Eduardo Purgatto, Fabio Ts Nogueira, Salma Balazadeh, Luciano Freschi, Magdalena Rossi
Senescence is the process that marks the end of leaves lifespan. As it progresses, the massive macromolecular catabolism dismantles the chloroplasts and, consequently, decreases the photosynthetic capacity of these organs. Thus, senescence manipulation is a strategy to improve plant yield by extending the leaf photosynthetically active window of time. However, it remains to be addressed if this approach can improve fleshy fruit production and nutritional quality. One way to delay senescence initiation is by regulating key transcription factors (TFs) involved in triggering this process, such as the NAC TF ORESARA1 (ORE1)...
July 14, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707282/a-system-to-identify-inhibitors-of-mtor-signaling-using-high-resolution-growth-analysis-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Mitchell B Lee, Daniel T Carr, Michael G Kiflezghi, Yan Ting Zhao, Deborah B Kim, Socheata Thon, Margarete D Moore, Mary Ann K Li, Matt Kaeberlein
The mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a central regulator of growth and proliferation and mTOR inhibition is a promising therapy for a variety of diseases and disorders. Inhibition of mTOR complex I (mTORC1) with rapamycin delays aging and increases healthy longevity in laboratory animals and is used clinically at high doses to prevent organ transplant rejection and to treat some forms of cancer. Clinical use of rapamycin is associated with several unwanted side effects, however, and several strategies are being taken to identify mTORC1 inhibitors with fewer side effects...
July 13, 2017: GeroScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704936/effects-of-a-new-nutraceutical-formulation-berberine-red-yeast-rice-and-chitosan-on-non-hdl-cholesterol-levels-in-individuals-with-dyslipidemia-results-from-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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Valentina Spigoni, Raffaella Aldigeri, Monica Antonini, Maria Maddalena Micheli, Federica Fantuzzi, Andrea Fratter, Marzia Pellizzato, Eleonora Derlindati, Ivana Zavaroni, Riccardo C Bonadonna, Alessandra Dei Cas
Increased non high-density lipoprotein (HDL)/low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels are independent risk factors for cardiovascular (CV) mortality with no documented threshold. A new combination of nutraceuticals (berberine 200 mg, monacolin K 3 mg, chitosan 10 mg and coenzyme Q 10 mg) with additive lipid-lowering properties has become available. The aim of the study is to test the efficacy of the nutraceutical formulation (one daily) in lowering non-HDL cholesterol vs. placebo at 12 weeks in individuals with non-HDL-cholesterol levels ≥160 mg/dL...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702458/cocoa-diet-and-antibody-immune-response-in-preclinical-studies
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REVIEW
Mariona Camps-Bossacoma, Malen Massot-Cladera, Mar Abril-Gil, Angels Franch, Francisco J Pérez-Cano, Margarida Castell
The ability of cocoa to interact with the immune system in vitro and in vivo has been described. In the latter context, a cocoa-enriched diet in healthy rats was able to modify the immune system's functionality. This fact could be observed in the composition and functionality of lymphoid tissues, such as the thymus, spleen, and lymph nodes. Consequently, immune effector mechanisms, such as antibody synthesis, were modified. A cocoa-enriched diet in young rats was able to attenuate the serum levels of immunoglobulin (Ig) G, IgM, and IgA and also the intestinal IgM and IgA secretion...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700722/anti-inflammatory-properties-of-extracts-from-chimonanthus-nitens-oliv-leaf
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Qi Sun, Jiajin Zhu, Feiwei Cao, Fengjia Chen
Chimonanthus nitens Oliv. (CN) is a species in the family Calycanthaceae. Its leaf is widely used to make traditional herbal tea in southern China and has a wide range of therapeutic effects. The profile of the ethanol extracts from CN leaves was identified by UPLC-QTOF-MS/MS. Forty seven compounds were determined including organic acids, phenolic acids and derivatives, flavonoids, coumarins, fatty acids and other compounds. The effect of the CN extracts on the inflammatory damage in zebrafish and in RAW 264...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698131/white-grape-pomace-extracts-obtained-by-a-sequential-enzymatic-plus-ethanol-based-extraction-exert-antioxidant-anti-tyrosinase-and-anti-inflammatory-activities
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Maura Ferri, Greta Rondini, Maria Maddalena Calabretta, Elisa Michelini, Veronica Vallini, Fabio Fava, Aldo Roda, Giordano Minnucci, Annalisa Tassoni
The present work aimed at optimizing a two-step enzymatic plus solvent-based process for the recovery of bioactive compounds from white grape (Vitis vinifera L., mix of Trebbiano and Verdicchio cultivars) pomace, the winemaking primary by-product. Phenolic compounds solubilised by water enzyme-assisted and ethanol-based extractions of wet (WP) and dried (DP) pomace were characterized for composition and tested for antioxidant, anti-tyrosinase and anti-inflammatory bioactivities. Ethanol treatment led to higher phenol yields than water extraction, while DP samples showed the highest capacity of releasing polyphenols, most probably as a positive consequence of the pomace drying process...
July 8, 2017: New Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697660/neuroprotective-effects-of-a-biodegradable-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-ginsenoside-rg3-nanoformulation-a-potential-nanotherapy-for-alzheimer-s-disease
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Ravikumar Aalinkeel, Hilliard L Kutscher, Ajay Singh, Katherine Cwiklinski, Noor Khechen, Stanley A Schwartz, Paras N Prasad, Supriya D Mahajan
It is well established that overproduction and accumulation of the β-amyloid (Aβ) peptide 1-42 (Aβ(1-42)) is a trigger of the pathological cascade in Alzheimer's disease (AD) that manifests as cognitive impairment. Ginsenoside Rg3 is an important constituent of ginseng, plays an essential role in memory and improved cognition, and is known to produce antioxidant effects via the reduction of free radicals. Therefore, ginsenoside Rg3 may be a promising candidate as a neuroprotective agent for the treatment of AD...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697547/effect-of-surfactant-concentration-and-solidification-temperature-on-the-characteristics-and-stability-of-nanostructured-lipid-carrier-nlc-prepared-from-rambutan-nephelium-lappaceum-l-kernel-fat
#17
Pimchanok Witayaudom, Utai Klinkesorn
Nanostructured lipid carrier (NLC) was fabricated from rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum L.) kernel fat stabilized with Tween 80 in this present work. The influence of the Tween 80 concentration (0.025, 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.5 and 1.0wt%) and solidification temperature (5 and 25°C) on the characteristics and stability of the NLC were investigated. The results showed that an increase in the Tween 80 concentration caused decreased zeta-potential (ζ-potential) and particle size (Z-average) with no significant effect on the polydispersity index (PDI)...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695776/chemical-characterization-and-determination-of-the-anti-oxidant-capacity-of-two-brown-algae-with-respect-to-sampling-season-and-morphological-structures-using-infrared-spectroscopy-and-multivariate-analyses
#18
Angelo Beratto, Cristian Agurto, Juanita Freer, Carlos Peña-Farfal, Nicolás Troncoso, Andrés Agurto, Rosario Del P Castillo
Brown algae biomass has been shown to be a highly important industrial source for the production of alginates and different nutraceutical products. The characterization of this biomass is necessary in order to allocate its use to specific applications according to the chemical and biological characteristics of this highly variable resource. The methods commonly used for algae characterization require a long time for the analysis and rigorous pretreatments of samples. In this work, nondestructive and fast analyses of different morphological structures from Lessonia spicata and Macrocystis pyrifera, which were collected during different seasons, were performed using Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) techniques in combination with chemometric methods...
January 1, 2017: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693237/inhibitory-effects-of-delphinidin-on-the-proliferation-of-ovarian-cancer-cells-via-pi3k-akt-and-erk-1-2-mapk-signal-transduction
#19
Whasun Lim, Gwonhwa Song
Delphinidin is a member of the anthocyanidin family and is a natural pigment in red cabbage, berries, sweet potatoes and grapes. It possesses nutraceutical properties against various chronic diseases and types of cancer. However, little is known about its preventative effects on epithelial ovarian cancer, a disease that is associated with a low survival rate, a poor prognosis and a high rate of recurrence. The results of the present study demonstrated that the proliferation of SKOV3 cells decreased in a dose-dependent manner in response to treatment with delphinidin, and the phosphorylation of carcinogenic protein kinases associated with the progression of epithelial ovarian cancer was affected by delphinidin treatment...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687937/short-term-effects-of-a-combined-nutraceutical-on-lipid-level-fatty-liver-biomarkers-hemodynamic-parameters-and-estimated-cardiovascular-disease-risk-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomized-clinical-trial
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Arrigo F G Cicero, Federica Fogacci, Marilisa Bove, Maddalena Veronesi, Manfredi Rizzo, Marina Giovannini, Claudio Borghi
INTRODUCTION: There is a growing interest in nutraceuticals improving cardiovascular risk factor levels and related organ damage. METHODS: This double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial aims to compare the effect of a combined nutraceutical containing red yeast rice (10 mg), phytosterols (800 mg), and L-tyrosol (5 mg) on lipid profile, blood pressure, endothelial function, and arterial stiffness in a group of 60 patients with polygenic hypercholesterolemia resistant to Mediterranean diet...
July 7, 2017: Advances in Therapy
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