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Lijuan Sun, Stefan G Camps, Hui Jen Goh, Priya Govindharajulu, Joshua D Schaefferkoetter, David W Townsend, Sanjay K Verma, S Sendhil Velan, Lei Sun, Siu Kwan Sze, Su Chi Lim, Bernhard Otto Boehm, Christiani Jeyakumar Henry, Melvin Khee-Shing Leow
Background: Capsinoids are reported to increase energy expenditure (EE) via brown adipose tissue (BAT) stimulation. However, imaging of BAT activation by capsinoids remains limited. Because BAT activation is a potential therapeutic strategy for obesity and related metabolic disorders, we sought to prove that capsinoid-induced BAT activation can be visualized by 18-fluorine fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET). Objective: We compared capsinoids and cold exposure on BAT activation and whole-body EE...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Kana Ohyama, Katsuya Suzuki
Metabolic dysfunction is associated with aging and results in age-associated chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. Hence, there has been a focus on increasing energy expenditure in aged populations to protect them from age-associated diseases. Dihydrocapsiate (DCT) is a compound that belongs to the capsinoid family. Capsinoids are capsaicin analogs that are found in nonpungent peppers and increase whole body energy expenditure. However, their effect on energy expenditure has been reported only in young populations, and to date the effectiveness of DCT in increasing energy expenditure in aged populations has not been investigated...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
A Y Zunun-Perez, T Guevara-Figueroa, S N Jimenez-Garcia, A A Feregrino-Perez, F Gautier, R G Guevara-Gonzalez
Capsinoids are non-pungent analogues of capsaicinoids in pepper (Capsicum spp). The absence of pungency, in addition to their biological activities similar to that of capsaicinoids such as anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties, makes capsinoids an excellent option for increasing use in human and animal nutrition, as well as health and pharmaceutical industries. There are only few sources of pepper producing capsinoids, and one of them (accession 509-45-1), Capsicum annuum L., is a potential source for increasing capsinoids content using strategies as controlled elicitation during plant production in the greenhouse...
June 2017: Journal of Biosciences
Csaba Zsiborás, Róbert Mátics, Péter Hegyi, Márta Balaskó, Erika Pétervári, Imre Szabó, Patrícia Sarlós, Alexandra Mikó, Judit Tenk, Ildikó Rostás, Dániel Pécsi, András Garami, Zoltán Rumbus, Orsolya Huszár, Margit Solymár
Consumption of capsaicin or its nonpungent analogues, capsinoids has been reported to affect energy expenditure and fat oxidation, although available data are still controversial. The aim of the present study was to conduct a meta-analysis regarding the effects of these substances on energy expenditure and respiratory quotient, with special emphasis on the role of body mass index (BMI) of the participants. Medical databases were systematically searched for papers. Of the 627 trials identified, 9 provided results suitable to be included in analysis...
December 21, 2016: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
Jovana Trbojević Ivić, Nenad Milosavić, Aleksandra Dimitrijević, Marija Gavrović Jankulović, Dejan Bezbradica, Dušan Kolarski, Dušan Veličković
A commercial preparation of Candida rugosa lipases (CRL) was tested for the production of capsinoids by esterification of vanillyl alcohol (VA) with free fatty acids (FA) and coconut oil (CO) as acyl donors. Screening of FA chain length indicated that C8-C12 FA (the most common FA found in CO triglycerides) are the best acyl-donors, yielding 80-85% of their specific capsinoids. Hence, when CO, which is rich in these FA, was used as the substrate, a mixture of capsinoids (vanillyl caprylate, vanillyl decanoate and vanillyl laurate) was obtained...
March 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
Masayuki Saito, Takeshi Yoneshiro, Mami Matsushita
Since the recent re-discovery of brown adipose tissue (BAT) in adult humans, this thermogenic tissue has attracted increasing interest. The inverse relationship between the BAT activity and body fatness suggests that BAT, because of its energy dissipating activity, is protective against body fat accumulation. Cold exposure activates and recruits BAT in association with increased energy expenditure and decreased body fatness. The stimulatory effects of cold are mediated through transient receptor potential channels (TRP), most of which are also chemesthetic receptors for various food ingredients...
August 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
Qi Yan Ang, Hui Jen Goh, Yanpeng Cao, Yiqun Li, Siew-Pang Chan, Judith L Swain, Christiani Jeyakumar Henry, Melvin Khee-Shing Leow
The ability to alter the amount and activity of brown adipose tissue (BAT) in human adults is a potential strategy to manage obesity and related metabolic disorders associated with food, drug, and environmental stimuli with BAT activating/recruiting capacity. Infrared thermography (IRT) provides a non-invasive and inexpensive alternative to the current methods (e.g. (18)F-FDG PET) used to assess BAT. We have quantified BAT activation in the cervical-supraclavicular (C-SCV) region using IRT video imaging and a novel image computational algorithm by studying C-SCV heat production in healthy young men after cold stimulation and the ingestion of capsinoids in a prospective double-blind placebo-controlled randomized trial...
May 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
Jens Lund, Matthew Paul Gillum
Upon activation, brown and beige adipocytes help to fight excessive fat in rodents, and their oxidative properties can be induced by cooling, capsinoids, and fish oil. New research now suggests that synergistic anti-obesity effects can be achieved by combining such strategies, and that a novel pathway mediates part of the effect.
August 2016: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism: TEM
Shinsuke Nirengi, Toshiyuki Homma, Naohiko Inoue, Hitoshi Sato, Takeshi Yoneshiro, Mami Matsushita, Toshimitsu Kameya, Hiroki Sugie, Kokoro Tsuzaki, Masayuki Saito, Naoki Sakane, Yuko Kurosawa, Takafumi Hamaoka
18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (FDGPET/CT) is widely used as a standard method for evaluating human brown adipose tissue (BAT), a recognized therapeutic target of obesity. However, a longitudinal BAT study using FDG-PET/CT is lacking owing to limitations of the method. Near-infrared time-resolved spectroscopy (NIR(TRS)) is a technique for evaluating human BAT density noninvasively. This study aimed to test whether NIRTRS could detect changes in BAT density during or after long-term intervention...
September 2016: Journal of Biomedical Optics
Kana Ohyama, Yoshihito Nogusa, Kosaku Shinoda, Katsuya Suzuki, Makoto Bannai, Shingo Kajimura
Beige adipocytes emerge postnatally within the white adipose tissue in response to certain environmental cues, such as chronic cold exposure. Because of its highly recruitable nature and relevance to adult humans, beige adipocytes have gained much attention as an attractive cellular target for antiobesity therapy. However, molecular circuits that preferentially promote beige adipocyte biogenesis remain poorly understood. We report that a combination of mild cold exposure at 17°C and capsinoids, a nonpungent analog of capsaicin, synergistically and preferentially promotes beige adipocyte biogenesis and ameliorates diet-induced obesity...
May 2016: Diabetes
A Tremblay, H Arguin, S Panahi
Capsaicin is the molecule that is responsible for the pungency of hot peppers. It stimulates the sympathoadrenal system that mediates the thermogenic and anorexigenic effects of capsaicinoids. Capsaicinoids have been found to accentuate the impact of caloric restriction on body weight loss. Some studies have also shown that capsinoids, the non-pungent analogs of capsaicinoids, increase energy expenditure. Capsaicin supplementation attenuates or even prevents the increase in hunger and decrease in fullness as well as the decrease in energy expenditure and fat oxidation, which normally result from energy restriction...
August 2016: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
Masayuki Saito
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is a site of sympathetically activated adaptive nonshivering thermogenesis, thereby being involved in the regulation of energy balance and body fatness. Recent radionuclide imaging studies have revealed the existence of metabolically active BAT in adult humans. Human BAT is activated by acute cold exposure and contributes to cold-induced increase in whole-body energy expenditure. The metabolic activity of BAT is lower in older and obese individuals. The inverse relationship between the BAT activity and body fatness suggests that BAT, because of its energy dissipating activity, is protective against body fat accumulation...
2015: Advances in Food and Nutrition Research
Young-Jun Park, Tomotaro Nishikawa, Mineo Minami, Kazuhiro Nemoto, Tomohiro Iwasaki, Kenichi Matsushima
The purpose of this study was to identify the genetic mechanism underlying capsinoid biosynthesis in S3212, a low-pungency genotype of Capsicum frutescens. Screening of C. frutescens accessions for capsaicinoid and capsiate contents by high-performance liquid chromatography revealed that low-pungency S3212 contained high levels of capsiate but no capsaicin. Comparison of DNA coding sequences of pungent (T1 and Bird Eye) and low-pungency (S3212) genotypes uncovered a significant 12-bp deletion mutation in exon 7 of the p-AMT gene of S3212...
December 2015: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
Janclei P Coutinho, Gerardo F Barbero, Oreto F Avellán, A Garcés-Claver, Helena T Godoy, Miguel Palma, Carmelo G Barroso
In this work a multivariate statistical tool (Derringer and Suich optimization) was proposed for the separation of seventeen capsinoids (natural and synthetic) using the UHPLC-DAD chromatography. Capsinoids were analyzed at 280 nm. The variables optimized were the mobile phase (water (0.1% acetic acid as solvent A) and acetonitrile (0.1% as solvent B)), gradient time and flow rate. Two columns with different length (50 and 100 mm) were used for the chromatographic separation. The two columns used properly separated the seventeen capsinoids, however the 100 mm column length showed a better chromatographic separation with a shorter run time and smaller peak widths...
March 2015: Talanta
Kana Ohyama, Yoshihito Nogusa, Katsuya Suzuki, Kosaku Shinoda, Shingo Kajimura, Makoto Bannai
Exercise effectively prevents the development of obesity and obesity-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes. Capsinoids (CSNs) are capsaicin analogs found in a nonpungent pepper that increase whole body energy expenditure. Although both exercise and CSNs have antiobesity functions, the effectiveness of exercise with CSN supplementation has not yet been investigated. Here, we examined whether the beneficial effects of exercise could be further enhanced by CSN supplementation in mice. Mice were randomly assigned to four groups: 1) high-fat diet (HFD, Control), 2) HFD containing 0...
February 15, 2015: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
Qin Hong, Chen Xia, Hu Xiangying, Yuan Quan
Capsaicin, found in red peppers, has been reported to have anti‑obesity, anti‑hypertension, anti‑diabetes and anti‑inflammatory functions. In the present study, we determined the effect of non‑pungent capsinoids on the metabolism of adipocytes. We demonstrated that capsinoids suppressed fat accumulation in vivo and in vitro in mice. Liver, the main tissue of lipid metabolism, was treated by capsinoids, and HMG‑CoA reductase, CPT‑1, FAT/CD36 and GLUT4 were found to be increased significantly, which demonstrated promotion of the lipid metabolism in liver and adipose tissues...
March 2015: Molecular Medicine Reports
Weihuan Huang, Wai San Cheang, Xiaobo Wang, Lin Lei, Yuwei Liu, Ka Ying Ma, Fangrui Zheng, Yu Huang, Zhen-Yu Chen
Capsaicinoids exist in chili peppers, whereas capsinoids are present in some sweet peppers. The present study investigated the effects of capsaicinoids and capsinoids on plasma lipids, relaxation of the aorta, atherosclerotic plaque development, and fecal sterol excretion in hamsters fed a high-cholesterol diet. Five groups of male hamsters were given the control diet or one of the four experimental diets containing 1.3 mmol of capsaicinoids (NL), 2.6 mmol of capsaicinoids (NH), 1.3 mmol of capsinoids (OL), or 2...
August 20, 2014: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Felix W Leung
Laboratory studies support a role of capsaicin as an anti-obesity agent. Intestinal mucosal afferent nerves appear to play a role in controlling adipose tissue distribution between visceral and subcutaneous sites. Activation of the transient receptor potential vanilloid-1 channels by capsaicin prevents adipogenesis. A neurogenic mechanism modulates the regulation of fat metabolism by transient receptor potential vanilloid-1-sensitive sensory nerves. A neural pathway enables the selective activation of the central network that regulates brown adipose tissue sympathetic nerve activity in response to a specific stimulation of gastrointestinal transient receptor potential channels...
2014: Progress in Drug Research. Fortschritte der Arzneimittelforschung. Progrès des Recherches Pharmaceutiques
Kenji Kobata, Mai Sugawara, Makoto Mimura, Susumu Yazawa, Tatsuo Watanabe
The fundamental structure of capsinoids is a fatty acid ester with vanillyl alcohol, whereas in capsaicinoids, a fatty acid amide is linked to vanillylamine. To clarify the relationship between their biosynthesis in Capsicum plants, we carried out an in vivo tracer experiment using stable isotopically labeled putative precursors. Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry was used to measure the uptake of isotopes into metabolites after injection of the labeled precursors into intact fruits of a pungent cultivar, Peru, and a non-pungent cultivar, CH-19 Sweet...
November 20, 2013: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Takeshi Yoneshiro, Masayuki Saito
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cold exposure activates brown adipose tissue (BAT), the major site of sympathetically activated nonshivering thermognenesis, via transient receptor potential (TRP) channels. Capsaicin and its nonpungent analogue (capsinoids) are agonists for a vanilloid subtype one of TRP, and have the potential to increase whole-body energy expenditure and reduce body fat. This article reviews the regulatory roles of BAT for energy expenditure and body fat in humans, particularly focusing on food ingredients activating the TRP-BAT axis...
November 2013: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
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