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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299384/impairment-of-systemic-dha-synthesis-affects-macrophage-plasticity-and-polarization-implications-for-dha-supplementation-during-inflammation
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Emanuela Talamonti, Anna M Pauter, Abolfazl Asadi, Alexander W Fischer, Valerio Chiurchiù, Anders Jacobsson
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid obtained from the diet or synthesized from alpha-linolenic acid through the action of fatty acid elongases (ELOVL) and desaturases. DHA plays important roles in the central nervous system as well as in peripheral organs and is the precursor of several molecules that regulate resolution of inflammation. In the present study, we questioned whether impaired synthesis of DHA affected macrophage plasticity and polarization both in vitro and in vivo models. For this we investigated the activation status and inflammatory response of bone marrow-derived M1 and M2 macrophages obtained from mice deficient of Elovl2 (Elovl2(-/-)), a key enzyme for DHA synthesis in mammals...
March 15, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294699/chia-oil-enriched-restructured-pork-effects-on-oxidative-and-inflammatory-status-of-aged-rats-fed-high-cholesterol-high-fat-diets
#2
Jorge Arturo Santos-López, Alba Garcimartín, María Elvira López-Oliva, Mirandeli Bautista-Ávila, María José González-Muñoz, Sara Bastida, Juana Benedí, Francisco José Sánchez-Muniz
Chia oil has the highest recognized α-linolenic acid (ALA) content. ALA is associated with beneficial changes in plasma lipids and the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Present article aims to analyze the effect of Chia oil-enriched restructured pork (RP) on aged rats in a nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) model. Groups of six male Wistar rats (1-year old) were fed the experimental diets: control RP diet (C) noncholesterol high saturated; cholesterol-enriched high-saturated fat/high-cholesterol control RP diet (HC) with added cholesterol and cholic acid; and Chia oil- or Hydroxytyrosol RP cholesterol-enriched high-saturated fat/high cholesterol (CHIA and HxT)...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281303/long-chain-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-supplementation-in-infants-born-at-term
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REVIEW
Bonny Jasani, Karen Simmer, Sanjay K Patole, Shripada C Rao
BACKGROUND: The long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (AA) are considered essential for maturation of the developing brain, retina and other organs in newborn infants. Standard infant milk formulae are not supplemented with LCPUFA; they contain only alpha-linolenic acid and linoleic acid, from which formula-fed infants must synthesise their own DHA and AA, respectively. Over the past few years, some manufacturers have added LCPUFA to formula milk and have marketed these products as providing an advantage for the overall development of full-term infants...
March 10, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275869/effect-of-dietary-alpha-linolenic-acid-on-blood-inflammatory-markers-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Hang Su, Ruijie Liu, Ming Chang, Jianhua Huang, Qingzhe Jin, Xingguo Wang
PURPOSE: The aim of the current meta-analysis was to investigate the effect of increasing dietary ALA intake on the blood concentration of inflammatory markers including tumor necrosis factor (TNF), interleukin 6 (IL-6), C-reactive protein (CRP), soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1), and soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (sVCAM-1) in adults. METHODS: After a systemic search on PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane library and bibliographies of relevant articles, 25 randomized controlled trials that met the inclusion criteria were identified...
March 8, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271618/plasma-long-chain-omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-and-macular-pigment-in-subjects-with-family-history-of-age-related-macular-degeneration-the-limpia-study
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Bénédicte M J Merle, Benjamin Buaud, Jean-François Korobelnik, Alain Bron, Marie-Noëlle Delyfer, Marie-Bénédicte Rougier, Hélène Savel, Carole Vaysse, Catherine Creuzot-Garcher, Cécile Delcourt
PURPOSE: In numerous epidemiological studies, omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) have been associated with a decreased risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Beyond their structural, functional and neuroprotective roles, omega-3 PUFAs may favour the retinal accumulation of lutein and zeaxanthin and thus increase macular pigment optical density (MPOD). We examined the associations of MPOD with plasma omega-3 PUFAs in subjects with family history of AMD. METHODS: The Limpia study is a double-blind, placebo-controlled, prospective randomized clinical trial performed in 120 subjects...
March 8, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270444/alpha-linolenic-acid-supplementation-and-exercise-training-reveal-independent-and-additive-responses-on-hepatic-lipid-accumulation-in-obese-rats
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Paula M Miotto, Meaghan Horbatuk, Ross Proudfoot, Sarthak Matravadia, Marica Bakovic, Adrian Chabowski, Graham P Holloway
Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) supplementation or exercise training can independently prevent hepatic lipid accumulation and reduced insulin signaling, however, this may occur through different mechanisms-of-action. In the current study, obese Zucker rats displayed decreased phospholipid (PL) content in association with hepatic lipid abundance, and therefore, we examined whether ALA and exercise training would prevent these abnormalities differently to reveal additive effects on the liver. To achieve this aim, obese Zucker rats were fed control diet alone or supplemented with ALA, and were sedentary or exercise trained for 4 weeks (C-Sed, ALA-Sed, C-Ex, ALA-Ex)...
March 7, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242936/effect-of-flaxseed-oil-and-flour-on-sensory-physicochemical-and-fatty-acid-profile-of-the-fruit-yoghurt
#7
S Siva Kumar, B V Balasubramanyam, K Jayaraj Rao, P Heartwin Amala Dhas, B Surendra Nath
The objective of this study was to incorporate flaxseed oil, flaxseed flour and fruits for the preparation of fruit yoghurt and analysed for their sensory, physicochemical and fatty acid profile. Overall acceptability of sensory scores indicates that fruit yoghurt (20% fruit and sugar mixture) with incorporation of flaxseed oil up to 2% and flaxseed flour up to 1% in combination can be used for preparation of fruit yoghurt with acceptable sensory attributes. The scores drastically reduced for yoghurt samples wherein 2% flaxseed flour was incorporated...
February 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237085/effects-of-a-lipid-based-nutrient-supplement-during-pregnancy-and-lactation-on-maternal-plasma-fatty-acid-status-and-lipid-profile-results-of-two-randomized-controlled-trials
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Brietta M Oaks, Rebecca R Young, Seth Adu-Afarwuah, Ulla Ashorn, Kristina H Jackson, Anna Lartey, Kenneth Maleta, Harriet Okronipa, John Sadalaki, Lacey M Baldiviez, Setti Shahab-Ferdows, Per Ashorn, Kathryn G Dewey
It is unknown whether a novel small-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplement (SQ-LNS) containing alpha-linolenic (ALA) and linoleic acids impacts maternal plasma lipids and fatty acid status. We measured plasma fatty acids (wt%) and lipid concentrations at 36 wk gestation and breast milk fatty acids (wt%) at 6 months postpartum in a subsample of women enrolled in a randomized controlled trial studying the effects of SQ-LNS on birth outcomes and child growth. Women≤20 wk gestation in Ghana (n=1,320) and Malawi (n=1,391) were assigned to receive daily either: 1) iron-folic acid (pregnancy); 2) multiple micronutrients (pregnancy and lactation); or 3) SQ-LNS (pregnancy and lactation)...
February 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209094/attenuation-of-arsenic-trioxide-induced-cardiotoxicity-through-flaxseed-oil-in-experimental-rats
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Mathews V Varghese, M Abhilash, Manju Alex, M V Sauganth Paul, A Prathapan, K G Raghu, R Harikumaran Nair
OBJECTIVES: Arsenic trioxide (As2O3) is a potent drug for acute promyelocytic leukaemia, but its clinical trials are allied with some serious adverse events mainly cardiac functional abnormalities. So the objective of our investigation is to identify the cardioprotective action of flaxseed oil (FSO), a natural compound against As2O3 induced cardiotoxicity. METHODS: Male wistar rats were treated with As2O3 (4 mg/kg) to induce cardiotoxicity. FSO (250 and 500 mg/kg) was given in combination with As2O3 for evaluating its cardioprotective efficacy...
February 17, 2017: Redox Report: Communications in Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185855/biphasic-effect-of-alpha-linolenic-acid-on-glucose-induced-dysmorphogenesis-and-lipoperoxidation-in-whole-rat-embryo-in-culture
#10
Gladys Chirino-Galindo, Jorge-Israel Barrera-Argüelles, Ninna-Leslie Trejo-González, Ricardo Mejía-Zepeda, Martín Palomar-Morales
Type 1 diabetes mellitus complicated with pregnancy, know as diabetic embryopathy, is the cause of neonatal malformations and low for gestational age neonates. With the use of the whole-embryo culture system, it has been demonstrated that high glucose causes embryo dysmorphogenesis, and that oxidative stress appears to be the main mechanism. In recent years, beneficial effect of omega-3 fatty acids has been demonstrated in various diabetic models, and in diabetic complications. Since diabetic embryopathy is mediated probably through membrane lipoperoxidation, This study was designed to find if omega-3 fatty acids could ameliorate the effect of high glucose over the dysmorphogenesis of whole rat embryo in culture...
February 6, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167220/omega-3-fatty-acids-and-cytochrome-p450-derived-eicosanoids-in-cardiovascular-diseases-which-actions-and-interactions-modulate-hemodynamics
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REVIEW
Sara Bonafini, Cristiano Fava
Increasing interest is focused on omega-3 fatty acids (FA) because of their potential beneficial effects, particularly in cardiovascular disease prevention. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), two major omega-3 FA, are mainly consumed through diet, particularly from fish and seafood intake, whereas alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is present in high amounts in leafy green vegetables, nuts and seeds. The hypothesis of a cardiovascular protective action of omega-3 FA derives mainly from observational studies, whereas the evidence from interventional studies is not always consistent...
January 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157380/omega-3-fatty-acid-plasma-levels-before-and-after-supplementation-correlations-with-mood-and-clinical-outcomes-in-the-omega-3-and-therapy-studies
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L Eugene Arnold, Andrea S Young, Martha A Belury, Rachel M Cole, Barbara Gracious, Adina M Seidenfeld, Hannah Wolfson, Mary A Fristad
OBJECTIVE: To examine fatty acid profiles, their response to omega-3 fatty acid (Ω3) supplementation, and associations with clinical status and treatment response in youth with mood disorders. METHODS: In a placebo-controlled 2X2 design, 7-14 year-olds (N = 95) in parallel pilot trials (depression N = 72; bipolar N = 23) were randomly assigned to 12 weeks of Ω3 supplementation (1.4 g eicosapentaenoic acid [EPA], 0.2 g docosahexaenoic acid [DHA], and 0...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157307/lipidomic-analysis-of-oxidized-fatty-acids-in-plant-and-algae-oils
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Christine E Richardson, Marie Hennebelle, Yurika Otoki, Daisy Zamora, Jun Yang, Bruce D Hammock, Ameer Y Taha
Linoleic acid (LA) and α-linolenic acid (ALA) in plant or algae oils are precursors to oxidized fatty acid metabolites known as oxylipins. Liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry was used to quantify oxylipins in soybean, corn, olive, canola, and four high-oleic acid algae oils at room temperature or after heating for 10 min at 100 °C. Flaxseed oil oxylipin concentrations were determined in a follow-up experiment that compared it to soybean, canola, corn, and olive oil. Published consumption data for soybean, canola, corn, and olive oil were used to estimate daily oxylipin intake...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154349/alpha-linolenic-acid-enriched-diacylglycerol-consumption-enhances-dietary-fat-oxidation-in-healthy-subjects-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Yasutoshi Ando, Shinichiro Saito, Nami Yamanaka, Chizuka Suzuki, Takahiro Ono, Noriko Osaki, Yoshihisa Katsuragi
Consumption of alpha linolenic acid-enriched diacylglycerol (ALA-DAG) reduces visceral fat area. In this study, we performed a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, crossover intervention trial to investigate the effect of ALA-DAG on dietary fat oxidation in comparison with control triacylglycerol (TAG). Each subject (n=16) consumed either 2.5 g/d of ALA-DAG or TAG for 14-d, separated by a 21-d washout period. At the end of each consumption period, we assessed dietary fat oxidation. ALA-DAG consumption significantly enhanced dietary fat utilization as energy compared to TAG consumption...
2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146136/consumption-of-red-meat-but-not-cooking-oils-high-in-polyunsaturated-fat-is-associated-with-higher-arachidonic-acid-status-in-singapore-chinese-adults
#15
Jowy Yi Hoong Seah, Gibson Ming Wei Gay, Jin Su, E-Shyong Tai, Jian-Min Yuan, Woon-Puay Koh, Choon Nam Ong, Rob M van Dam
High arachidonic acid (AA; 20:4 n - 6) status may have adverse effects on inflammation and risk of cardiovascular diseases. Concerns about high intake of n - 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are based on the premise that endogenous conversion from linoleic acid (LA; 18:2 n - 6) is an important source of AA, but few population-based studies have investigated dietary determinants of AA status. In this study, we examined habitual food consumption in relation to plasma concentrations of AA and other PUFAs in population-based studies...
January 31, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132659/long-chain-alkanes-and-fatty-acids-from-ludwigia-octovalvis-weed-leaf-surface-waxes-as-short-range-attractant-and-ovipositional-stimulant-to-altica-cyanea-weber-coleoptera-chrysomelidae
#16
S Mitra, N Sarkar, A Barik
The importance of leaf surface wax compounds from the rice-field weed Ludwigia octovalvis (Jacq.) Raven (Onagraceae) was determined in the flea beetle Altica cyanea (Weber) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Extraction, thin layer chromatography and GC-MS and GC-FID analyses of surface waxes of young, mature and senescent leaves revealed 20, 19 and 19 n-alkanes between n-C15 and n-C35, respectively; whereas 14, 14 and 12 free fatty acids between C12:0 and C22:0 fatty acids were identified in young, mature and senescent leaves, respectively...
January 30, 2017: Bulletin of Entomological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109294/probing-the-intermolecular-interactions-of-ppar%C3%AE-lbd-with-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-and-their-anti-inflammatory-metabolites-to-infer-most-potential-binding-moieties
#17
Shalini Muralikumar, Umashankar Vetrivel, Angayarkanni Narayanasamy, Undurti N Das
BACKGROUND: PPARγ is an isoform of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) belonging to a super family of nuclear receptors. PPARγ receptor is found to play a crucial role in the modulation of lipid and glucose homeostasis. Its commotion has been reported to play a significant role in a broad spectrum of diseases such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, inflammatory diseases, Alzheimer's disease, and in some cancers. Hence, PPARγ is an important therapeutic target. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and their metabolites (henceforth referred to as bioactive lipids) are known to function as agonists of PPARγ...
January 21, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108729/comparative-omega-3-fatty-acid-enrichment-of-egg-yolks-from-first-cycle-laying-hens-fed-flaxseed-oil-or-ground-flaxseed
#18
I J Ehr, M E Persia, E A Bobeck
When laying hen diets are enriched with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids to generate value-added eggs for human consumption markets, concentrations of alpha-linolenic (ALA), eicosapentaenoic (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acids (DHA) in the yolk can reach 250 mg/50 g whole egg. Flaxseed, a rich source of ALA, is commonly used for omega-3 enrichment; however, the impact of dietary flaxseed source (extracted oil vs. milled seed) on fatty acid transfer to egg yolk in laying hens is unknown. Therefore, transfer of ALA, EPA, and DHA into egg yolk from extracted flaxseed oil or milled flaxseed was evaluated in Hy-Line W-36 laying hens over an 8-week feeding period (25 to 33 wk old)...
January 20, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071699/rye-polyphenols-and-the-metabolism-of-n-3-fatty-acids-in-rats-a-dose-dependent-fatty-fish-like-effect
#19
Fayçal Ounnas, Michel de Lorgeril, Patricia Salen, François Laporte, Luca Calani, Pedro Mena, Furio Brighenti, Daniele Del Rio, Christine Demeilliers
As long-chain fatty acids (LCFA) of the n-3 series are critically important for human health, fish consumption has considerably increased in recent decades, resulting in overfishing to respond to the worldwide demand, to an extent that is not sustainable for consumers' health, fisheries economy, and marine ecology. In a recent study, it has been shown that whole rye (WR) consumption improves blood and liver n-3 LCFA levels and gut microbiota composition in rats compared to refined rye. The present work demonstrates that specific colonic polyphenol metabolites may dose dependently stimulate the synthesis of n-3 LCFA, possibly through their microbial and hepatic metabolites in rats...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063950/dietary-alpha-linolenic-acid-linoleic-acid-ratios-modulate-immune-response-physical-barrier-and-related-signaling-molecules-mrna-expression-in-the-gills-of-juvenile-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
#20
Yun-Yun Zeng, Lin Feng, Wei-Dan Jiang, Yang Liu, Pei Wu, Jun Jiang, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wu-Neng Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Xiao-Qiu Zhou
This study was conducted to explore the possible effects of dietary ALA/LNA ratios on the gill immunity, tight junction and antioxidant capacity, and the related signaling factor mRNA levels of juvenile grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). Fish were fed diets with different ALA/LNA ratios (0.01, 0.34, 0.68, 1.03, 1.41, 1.76 and 2.15) for 60 days. The present results showed that ALA/LNA ratio of 1.03 significantly enhanced lysozyme and acid phosphatase activities, complement 3 contents, promoted mRNA levels of antimicrobial peptides (Hepcidin and liver expression antimicrobial peptide-2), anti-inflammatory cytokines (interleukin 10 and transforming growth factor β1) and inhibitor protein κBα, whereas suppressed pro-inflammatory cytokines (interleukin 1β, interleukin 8, tumor necrosis factor a and interferon γ2), and signal molecules (IκB kinase β, IκB kines γ and nuclear factor κB p65) mRNA levels in the gill, indicating that optimal dietary ALA/LNA ratio improve gill immunity of juvenile fish...
January 4, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
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