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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694655/antioxidant-dietary-approach-in-treatment-of-fatty-liver-new-insights-and-updates
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REVIEW
Alessandra Ferramosca, Mariangela Di Giacomo, Vincenzo Zara
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common clinicopathological condition, encompassing a range of conditions caused by lipid deposition within liver cells. To date, no approved drugs are available for the treatment of NAFLD, despite the fact that it represents a serious and growing clinical problem in the Western world. Identification of the molecular mechanisms leading to NAFLD-related fat accumulation, mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative balance impairment facilitates the development of specific interventions aimed at preventing the progression of hepatic steatosis...
June 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677008/pigment-structure-in-the-violaxanthin-chlorophyll-a-binding-protein-vcp
#2
Manuel J Llansola-Portoles, Radek Litvin, Cristian Ilioaia, Andrew A Pascal, David Bina, Bruno Robert
Resonance Raman spectroscopy was used to evaluate pigment-binding site properties in the violaxanthin-chlorophyll-a-binding protein (VCP) from Nannochloropsis oceanica. The pigments bound to this antenna protein are chlorophyll-a, violaxanthin, and vaucheriaxanthin. The molecular structures of bound Chl-a molecules are discussed with respect to those of the plant antenna proteins LHCII and CP29, the crystal structures of which are known. We show that three populations of carotenoid molecules are bound by VCP, each of which is in an all-trans configuration...
July 4, 2017: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669083/quenching-of-chlorophyll-triplet-states-by-carotenoids-in-algal-light-harvesting-complexes-related-to-fucoxanthin-chlorophyll-protein
#3
Petro Khoroshyy, David Bína, Zdenko Gardian, Radek Litvín, Jan Alster, Jakub Pšenčík
We have used time-resolved absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy with nanosecond resolution to study triplet energy transfer from chlorophylls to carotenoids in a protective process that prevents the formation of reactive singlet oxygen. The light-harvesting complexes studied were isolated from Chromera velia, belonging to a group Alveolata, and Xanthonema debile and Nannochloropsis oceanica, both from Stramenopiles. All three light-harvesting complexes are related to fucoxanthin-chlorophyll protein, but contain only chlorophyll a and no chlorophyll c...
July 1, 2017: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642129/fucoxanthin-inhibits-profibrotic-protein-expression-in-vitro-and-attenuates-bleomycin-induced-lung-fibrosis-in-vivo
#4
Sun Young Ma, Won Sun Park, Dae-Sung Lee, Grace Choi, Mi-Jin Yim, Jeong Min Lee, Won-Kyo Jung, Sae Gwang Park, Su-Kil Seo, Sung Jae Park, Il Yong Han, Yung Hyun Choi, Il-Whan Choi
Pulmonary fibrosis, a potentially fatal disease, results from acute and chronic interstitial lung diseases. Fucoxanthin (Fx), a carotenoid found in brown seaweed, shows a wide range of pharmacological activities. In this study, we investigated the antifibrotic effects of fucoxanthin and their underlying molecular mechanisms in transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-β1)-stimulated human pulmonary fibroblasts (HPFs). Thus, the effects of Fx on TGF-β1-induced expression of fibrotic factors, such as alpha-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), type 1 collagen, fibronectin, and interleukin-6 (IL-6), in HPFs were investigated...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636682/excited-state-characterization-of-carbonyl-containing-carotenoids-a-comparison-between-single-and-multireference-descriptions
#5
Riccardo Spezia, Stefan Knecht, Benedetta Mennucci
Carotenoids can play multiple roles in biological photoreceptors thanks to their rich photophysics. In the present work, we have investigated six of the most common carbonyl containing carotenoids: echinenone, canthaxanthin, astaxanthin, fucoxanthin, capsanthin and capsorubin. Their excitation properties are investigated by means of a hybrid density functional theory (DFT) and multireference configuration interaction (MRCI) approach to elucidate the role of the carbonyl group: the bright transition is of ππ* character, as expected, but the presence of a C[double bond, length as m-dash]O moiety reduces the energy of nπ* transitions which may become closer to the ππ* transition, in particular as the conjugation chain decreases...
June 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627163/molecular-structures-and-functions-of-chlorophylls-a-esterified-with-geranylgeranyl-dihydrogeranylgeranyl-and-tetrahydrogeranylgeranyl-groups-at-the-17-propionate-residue-in-a-diatom-chaetoceros-calcitrans
#6
Tadashi Mizoguchi, Megumi Isaji, Nami Yamano, Jiro Harada, Ritsuko Fujii, Hitoshi Tamiaki
The 17-propionate ester group of chlorophyll(Chl)-a in some oxygenic phototrophs was investigated using HPLC. Chls-a esterified with partially dehydrogenated forms of a phytyl group were found in fully grown cells of a diatom, Chaetoceros calcitrans: geranylgeranyl (GG), dihydrogeranylgeranyl (DHGG), and tetrahydrogeranylgeranyl (THGG). Chls-a bearing such esterifying groups were reported to be found only in greening processes of higher plants, and thus these Chls-a have been thought to be biosynthetic precursors for phytylated Chl-a...
July 5, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620480/reduction-of-hba1c-levels-by-fucoxanthin-enriched-akamoku-oil-possibly-involves-the-thrifty-allele-of-uncoupling-protein-1-ucp1-a-randomised-controlled-trial-in-normal-weight-and-obese-japanese-adults
#7
Nana Mikami, Masashi Hosokawa, Kazuo Miyashita, Hitoshi Sohma, Yoichi M Ito, Yasuo Kokai
Lifestyle-related problems are becoming a major health threat in East Asian countries. Therefore, finding an efficacious nutraceutical for this population is important. One candidate is fucoxanthin (Fx), a carotenoid abundantly found in edible brown seaweed that has been associated with a number of valuable health-promoting benefits. Unfortunately, clinical studies of Fx are limited. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the effects of Fx on obesity-related parameters in Japanese subjects harbouring an SNP associated with lifestyle-related problems...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578538/phospholipids-of-new-zealand-edible-brown-algae
#8
Mikhail Vyssotski, Kirill Lagutin, Andrew MacKenzie, Kevin Mitchell, Dawn Scott
Edible brown algae have attracted interest as a source of beneficial allenic carotenoid fucoxanthin, and glyco- and phospholipids enriched in polyunsaturated fatty acids. Unlike green algae, brown algae contain no or little phosphatidylserine, possessing an unusual aminophospholipid, phosphatidyl-O-[N-(2-hydroxyethyl) glycine], PHEG, instead. When our routinely used technique of (31)P-NMR analysis of phospholipids was applied to the samples of edible New Zealand brown algae, a number of signals corresponding to unidentified phosphorus-containing compounds were observed in total lipids...
July 2017: Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478680/fucoxanthin-inhibits-%C3%AE-amyloid-assembly-and-attenuates-%C3%AE-amyloid-oligomer-induced-cognitive-impairments
#9
Siying Xiang, Fufeng Liu, Jiajia Lin, Huixin Chen, Chunhui Huang, Liping Chen, Yiying Zhou, Luying Ye, Ke Zhang, Jiukai Jin, Jiacheng Zhen, Chuang Wang, Shan He, Qinwen Wang, Wei Cui, Jinrong Zhang
β-Amyloid (Aβ) can form aggregates through self-assembly and produce neurotoxicity in the early stage of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Therefore, the inhibition of Aβ assembly is considered as the primary target for AD therapy. In this study, we reported that fucoxanthin, a marine carotenoid, potently reduced the formation of Aβ fibrils and oligomers. Moreover, the fucoxanthin-triggered modification significantly reduced the neurotoxicity of Aβ oligomers in vitro. Molecular dynamics simulation analysis further revealed a hydrophobic interaction between fucoxanthin and Aβ peptide, which might prevent the conformational transition and self-assembly of Aβ...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469544/fucoxanthin-prevents-h2o2-induced-neuronal-apoptosis-via-concurrently-activating-the-pi3-k-akt-cascade-and-inhibiting-the-erk-pathway
#10
Jie Yu, Jia-Jia Lin, Rui Yu, Shan He, Qin-Wen Wang, Wei Cui, Jin-Rong Zhang
Background: As a natural carotenoid abundant in chloroplasts of edible brown algae, fucoxanthin possesses various health benefits, including anti-oxidative activity in particular. Objective: In the present study, we studied whether fucoxanthin protected against hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced neuronal apoptosis. Design: The neuroprotective effects of fucoxanthin on H2O2-induced toxicity were studied in both SH-SY5Y cells and primary cerebellar granule neurons. Results: Fucoxanthin significantly protected against H2O2-induced neuronal apoptosis and intracellular reactive oxygen species...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429775/fucoxanthin-provides-neuroprotection-in-models-of-traumatic-brain-injury-via-the-nrf2-are-and-nrf2-autophagy-pathways
#11
Li Zhang, Handong Wang, Youwu Fan, Yongyue Gao, Xiang Li, Zhigang Hu, Ke Ding, Yujie Wang, Xiaoliang Wang
Fucoxanthin is abundant in seaweed and is considered as a powerful antioxidant. It has been proposed to possess anti-cancer, anti-obesity and anti-diabetes effects. However, its roles in brain injury models have not been fully understood. The objective of this study was to investigate the neuroprotection of fucoxanthin in models of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the role of the nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)-antioxidant-response element (ARE) and Nrf2-autophagy pathways in the putative neuroprotection...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389351/enhancing-colour-and-oxidative-stabilities-of-reduced-nitrites-turkey-meat-sausages-during-refrigerated-storage-using-fucoxanthin-purified-from-the-tunisian-seaweed-cystoseira-barbata
#12
Sabrine Sellimi, Ghada Ksouda, Abdelkarim Ben Slima, Rim Nasri, Marguerite Rinaudo, Moncef Nasri, Mohamed Hajji
The present study investigated the angiotensin-I converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitory activity and the antioxidant properties, in vitro and in cured meat sausages containing reduced levels of sodium nitrites, of fucoxanthin purified from the Tunisian brown seaweed Cystoseira barbata (CBFX). Results revealed that CBFX exhibited great scavenging activities against DPPH free radicals (EC50 = 136 μg/ml), peroxyl radicals in the linoleate-β-carotene system (EC50 = 43 μg/ml) and hydroxyl radicals generated by Fenton reaction (DNA nicking assay)...
April 4, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387741/effects-of-low-molecular-weight-fucoidan-and-high-stability-fucoxanthin-on-glucose-homeostasis-lipid-metabolism-and-liver-function-in-a-mouse-model-of-type-ii-diabetes
#13
Hong-Ting Victor Lin, Yu-Chi Tsou, Yu-Ting Chen, Wen-Jung Lu, Pai-An Hwang
The combined effects of low-molecular-weight fucoidan (LMF) and fucoxanthin (Fx) in terms of antihyperglycemic, antihyperlipidemic, and hepatoprotective activities were investigated in a mouse model of type II diabetes. The intake of LMF, Fx, and LMF + Fx lowered the blood sugar and fasting blood sugar levels, and increased serum adiponectin levels. The significant decrease in urinary sugar was only observed in LMF + Fx supplementation. LMF and Fx had ameliorating effects on the hepatic tissue of db/db mice by increasing hepatic glycogen and antioxidative enzymes, and LMF was more effective than Fx at improving hepatic glucose metabolism...
April 7, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382818/effect-of-isomerization-on-excited-state-dynamics-of-carotenoid-fucoxanthin
#14
Valentyna Kuznetsova, Pavel Chábera, Radek Litvín, Tomáš Polívka, Marcel Fuciman
Ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy and single-wavelength anisotropy measurements were used to study the effect of isomerization on the excited-state properties of fucoxanthin in polar and nonpolar solvents. The excitation wavelengths were 477 nm for all-trans-fucoxanthin, and 333 and 477 nm for cis-fucoxanthin. All transient absorption spectra of the fucoxanthin isomers in polar solvents show intramolecular charge transfer (ICT) state features, typical for carbonyl carotenoids. Global analysis of the data requires an additional fitting component, originated from the presence of blue and red forms of fucoxanthin in a polar protic solvent...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373414/antitumor-and-cancer-preventative-function-of-fucoxanthin-a-marine-carotenoid
#15
REVIEW
Yoshiko Satomi
Fucoxanthin is a marine carotenoid mainly found in brown seaweeds. Its antitumor and cancer-preventative function has been extensively investigated. Investigations have indicated that fucoxanthin and its metabolite fucoxanthinol induce G1 cell-cycle arrest and apoptosis in various cell lines and can inhibit cancer development in animal models. It is imperative that the underlying mechanism of action of fucoxanthin be elucidated in order to facilitate the development of cancer-prevention strategies in humans...
April 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294216/strategies-to-enhance-the-excitation-energy-transfer-efficiency-in-a-light-harvesting-system-using-the-intra-molecular-charge-transfer-character-of-carotenoids
#16
Nao Yukihira, Yuko Sugai, Masazumi Fujiwara, Daisuke Kosumi, Masahiko Iha, Kazuhiko Sakaguchi, Shigeo Katsumura, Alastair T Gardiner, Richard J Cogdell, Hideki Hashimoto
Fucoxanthin is a carotenoid that is mainly found in light-harvesting complexes from brown algae and diatoms. Due to the presence of a carbonyl group attached to polyene chains in polar environments, excitation produces an excited intra-molecular charge transfer. This intra-molecular charge transfer state plays a key role in the highly efficient (∼95%) energy-transfer from fucoxanthin to chlorophyll a in the light-harvesting complexes from brown algae. In purple bacterial light-harvesting systems the efficiency of excitation energy-transfer from carotenoids to bacteriochlorophylls depends on the extent of conjugation of the carotenoids...
June 2, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239063/fatty-acid-and-lipid-class-composition-of-the-microalga-phaeodactylum-tricornutum
#17
Yu-Hong Yang, Lei Du, Masashi Hosokawa, Kazuo Miyashita, Yume Kokubun, Hisayoshi Arai, Hiroyuki Taroda
n-3 Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are essential for the prevention and/or risk reduction of some diseases, including cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Therefore, PUFAs-rich marine microalgae have received considerable research attention. The diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum, a rich source of lipids and fucoxanthin, has commercial applications in the food and pharmaceutical industries. In this study, the lipid class composition and fatty acid distribution in P. tricornutum under high-density and scale-up cultivation were investigated by thin-layer chromatography and gas chromatography...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231315/functional-xanthophyll-cycle-and-pigment-content-of-a-kleptoplastic-benthic-foraminifer-haynesina-germanica
#18
Thierry Jauffrais, Bruno Jesus, Vona Méléder, Emmanuelle Geslin
Some shallow water benthic foraminifera are able to retain functional chloroplasts (kleptoplasts) from their food source, i.e. diatoms. Here we assessed the functionality of the kleptoplast xanthophyll cycle (XC, i.e. the main diatom short-term photo-regulation mechanism) and we surveyed Haynesina germanica kleptoplast pigment composition over time and at different light regimes. Six common diatom lipophilic pigments were detected, two chlorophylls (Chl a, Chl c) and four carotenoids (fucoxanthin and by-products, diadinoxanthin, diatoxanthin and β-carotene), the same pigment profile as the diatom species frequently isolated at the sampling site...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212270/antitumor-effects-of-laminaria-extract-fucoxanthin-on-lung-cancer
#19
ChengHan Mei, ShunChang Zhou, Lin Zhu, JiaXiong Ming, FanDian Zeng, Rong Xu
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide and non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type. Marine plants provide rich resources for anticancer drug discovery. Fucoxanthin (FX), a Laminaria japonica extract, has attracted great research interest for its antitumor activities. Accumulating evidence suggests anti-proliferative effects of FX on many cancer cell lines including NSCLCs, but the detailed mechanisms remain unclear. In the present investigation, we confirmed molecular mechanisms and in vivo anti-lung cancer effect of FX at the first time...
February 15, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192486/ocean-acidification-modulates-expression-of-genes-and-physiological-performance-of-a-marine-diatom
#20
Yahe Li, Shufang Zhuang, Yaping Wu, Honglin Ren, Fangyi Chen, Xin Lin, Kejian Wang, John Beardall, Kunshan Gao
Ocean Acidification (OA) is known to affect various aspects of physiological performances of diatoms, but little is known about the underlining molecular mechanisms involved. Here, we show that in the model diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum, the expression of key genes associated with photosynthetic light harvesting as well as those encoding Rubisco, carbonic anhydrase, NADH dehydrogenase and nitrite reductase, are modulated by OA (1000 μatm, pHnbs 7.83). Growth and photosynthetic carbon fixation were enhanced by elevated CO2...
2017: PloS One
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