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S E Elzinga, B Rohleder, B Schanbacher, K McQuerry, V D Barker, A A Adams
Extracts derived from the leaves of the stevia plant (stevioside) are commonly used as sweeteners for humans and horses. Stevioside appears to be safe for human consumption, including for individuals with insulin dysregulation. In the horse, the safety or metabolic effects of stevioside on normal animals or on those with metabolic dysfunction are unknown. Furthermore, the inflammatory response to a glycemic challenge or to stevioside in horses is not well defined. Therefore, the objective of this study was to measure the effects of stevioside and a glycemic challenge on insulin, glucose, and inflammatory responses in horses with a common metabolic dysfunction (equine metabolic syndrome or EMS) compared with non-EMS controls...
February 4, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
Sherine N Khattab, Mona I Massoud, Amal M Abd El-Razek, Ayman El-Faham
Steviolbioside (Sb) was synthesized from stevioside and characterized by infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H NMR and (13)C NMR) spectroscopy. The purity melting point, solubility, acute toxicity, heat stability and sensory properties of Sb were evaluated. Physico-chemical and sensory properties of low calorie fruit drinks and shortened cake prepared by replacing sugar with Sb were evaluated. Sb was stable in neutral or acidic aqueous solutions maintained at 100 °C for 2 h. The sweetness intensity rate of Sb was found to be about 44 and 18...
January 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
Monica Gallo, Manuela Vitulano, Anna Andolfi, Marina DellaGreca, Esterina Conte, Martina Ciaravolo, Daniele Naviglio
Stevioside and rebaudioside A are the main diterpene glycosides present in the leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant, which is used in the production of foods and low-calorie beverages. The difficulties associated with their extraction and purification are currently a problem for the food processing industries. The objective of this study was to develop an effective and economically viable method to obtain a high-quality product while trying to overcome the disadvantages derived from the conventional transformation processes...
January 20, 2017: Plant Foods for Human Nutrition
Pooneh Mokarram, Zeinab Mohammadi, Saeid Khazayel, Zhang Dayong
BACKGROUND: Dietary polyphenols, such as those found in green tea and red wine, are linked to antitumor activity. They are known to influence many signaling pathways epigenetically within the human body. In this regard, CPUK02 (15-Oxosteviol benzyl ester) is a new ent-kaurenoid derivative of stevioside and exhibits strong anti-cancer activity in vitro and in vivo. Nowadays, the role of epigenetics in cancer has been the subject of intensive study and DNA methylation targeting represents a relevant strategy for cancer treatment...
January 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
Jean-Baptiste Chéron, Iuri Casciuc, Jérôme Golebiowski, Serge Antonczak, Sébastien Fiorucci
Based on the most exhaustive database of sweeteners with known sweetness values, a new quantitative structure-activity relationship model for sweetness prediction has been set up. Analysis of the physico-chemical properties of sweeteners in the database indicates that the structure of most potent sweeteners combines a hydrophobic scaffold functionalized by a limited number of hydrogen bond sites (less than 4 hydrogen bond donors and 10 acceptors), with a moderate molecular weight ranging from 350 to 450g·mol(-1)...
April 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
Kim Olsson, Simon Carlsen, Angelika Semmler, Ernesto Simón, Michael Dalgaard Mikkelsen, Birger Lindberg Møller
BACKGROUND: The glucosyltransferase UGT76G1 from Stevia rebaudiana is a chameleon enzyme in the targeted biosynthesis of the next-generation premium stevia sweeteners, rebaudioside D (Reb D) and rebaudioside M (Reb M). These steviol glucosides carry five and six glucose units, respectively, and have low sweetness thresholds, high maximum sweet intensities and exhibit a greatly reduced lingering bitter taste compared to stevioside and rebaudioside A, the most abundant steviol glucosides in the leaves of Stevia rebaudiana...
December 7, 2016: Microbial Cell Factories
Sumiyo Yamamoto, Shoichi Tahara, Mikio Sugiki, Hiroyuki Miyakawa, Yoko Uematsu, Yukiko Yamajima, Narue Sakamaki, Kimio Monma
A rapid dialysis method for the analysis of stevioside (SS) and rebaudioside A (RS) in foods was developed. Minced samples (10 g) were packed into 30 cm net length dialysis tubing with 30% methanol to increase the dialysis efficiency. The dialysis tubing was put in a 100 mL centrifuge tube, and the total fluid volume was made up to 100 mL with 30% methanol. Dialysis was done with shaking while heating at 50℃. The dialysis times were reduced from 48-72 hr in the conventional method to 2 hr under these conditions...
2016: Shokuhin Eiseigaku Zasshi. Journal of the Food Hygienic Society of Japan
Amir Abbas Momtazi-Borojeni, Seyed-Alireza Esmaeili, Elham Abdollahi, Amirhossein Sahebkar
Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni is a sweet and nutrient-rich plant belonging to the Asteraceae family. Stevia leaves contain steviol glycosides including stevioside, rebaudioside (A to F), steviolbioside, and isosteviol, which are responsible for the plant's sweet taste, and have commercial value all over the world as a sugar substitute in foods, beverages and medicines. Among the various steviol glycosides, stevioside, rebaudioside A and rebaudioside C are the major metabolites and these compounds are on average 250-300 times sweeter than sucrose...
October 21, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
Paula Núñez Martínez, Juan Argüelles Luis, Carmen Perillán Méndez
BACKGROUND: The Stevia rebaudiana plant is likely to become a major source of high-potency sweetener for the growing natural-food market. S. rebaudiana is the source of a number of sweet diterpenoid glycosides, but the major sweet constituents are rebaudioside A and stevioside. These two constituents have similar pharmacokinetic and metabolic profiles in rats and humans, and thus, studies carried out with either steviol glycoside are relevant to both. Other studies illustrate the diversity of voluntary sweet intake in mammals...
November 2016: Psicothema
Václav Pavlíček, Petr Tůma
Two electrophoretic methods with contactless conductivity detection have been developed for determination of the content of rebaudioside A and stevioside in samples of sweeteners and beverages prepared from extracts of the plant Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni. The total content of rebaudioside A and stevioside can be determined in a fused silica capillary with an inner diameter of 10μm and total length of 31.5cm in optimised background electrolyte with the composition 170mM H3BO3/LiOH (pH 9.0). The combined peak of the two glucosides is characterised by a migration time of 54s, which completely separates it from EOF...
March 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
Luisa Torri, Alessandra Frati, Paolino Ninfali, Stefano Mantegna, Giancarlo Cravotto, Gabriella Morini
BACKGROUND: The demand for zero and reduced-sugar food products containing cocoa is expanding continuously. The study has been designed to evaluate the feasibility of producing high-quality chocolate sweetened with a crude extract of Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni) prepared by a green microwave-assisted water-steam extraction procedure. Seven approximately isosweet chocolate formulations were developed mixing cocoa paste, sucrose, commercial stevioside, crude green extract and maltitol in different proportions...
September 20, 2016: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
Shokoofeh Hajihashemi, Jan M C Geuns
Stevia rebaudiana is a sweet herb of the Astraceae family, which is cultivated for the natural sweeteners it contains. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of drought, simulated by the application of polyethylene glycol (5%, 10%, and 15% w/v), on the content of steviol glycosides (SVglys) and transcription levels of six genes involved in the biosynthesis of these natural sweeteners. The transcription levels of ent-kaurene synthase, ent-kaurene oxidase, ent-kaurenoic acid hydroxylase, and three UDP-dependent glycosyltransferases, UGT85C2,UGT74G1 and UGT76G1 were downregulated under polyethylene glycol treatment...
September 2016: FEBS Open Bio
Waldo Acevedo, Fernando González-Nilo, Eduardo Agosin
Stevia is one of the sweeteners with the greatest consumer demand because of its natural origin and minimal calorie content. Steviol glycosides (SG) are the main active compounds present in the leaves of Stevia rebaudiana and are responsible for its sweetness. However, recent in vitro studies in HEK 293 cells revealed that SG specifically activate the hT2R4 and hT2R14 bitter taste receptors, triggering this mouth feel. The objective of this study was to characterize the interaction of SG with these two receptors at the molecular level...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Nabilatul Hani Mohd-Radzman, Wan Iryani Wan Ismail, Siti Safura Jaapar, Zainah Adam, Aishah Adam
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2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Irma Aranda-González, Yolanda Moguel-Ordóñez, Luis Chel-Guerrero, Maira Segura-Campos, David Betancur-Ancona
Steviol glycosides are a family of compounds found in Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni that are responsible for sweetness capacity. The antihyperglycemic effect of the two major steviol glycosides, Rebaudioside A and Stevioside, has been studied and it has been found that despite having the same common structure, only Stevioside exerts an antihyperglycemic effect. Although other steviol derivatives are found in smaller amounts (minor steviol glycosides) in S. rebaudiana, whether or not they possess antihyperglycemic activity has not been evaluated...
September 2016: Journal of Medicinal Food
Thi Thanh Hanh Nguyen, Jinbeom Si, Choongil Kang, Byoungsang Chung, Donghwa Chung, Doman Kim
Curcuminoids from rhizomes of Curcuma longa possess various biological activities. However, low aqueous solubility and consequent poor bioavailability of curcuminoids are major limitations to their use. In this study, curcuminoids extracted from turmeric powder using stevioside (Ste), rebaudioside A (RebA), or steviol glucosides (SG) were solubilized in water. The optimum extraction condition by Ste, RebA, or SG resulted in 11.3, 9.7, or 6.7mg/ml water soluble curcuminoids. Curcuminoids solubilized in water showed 80% stability at pH from 6...
January 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
Jin-A Ko, Seung-Hee Nam, Ji-Young Park, YongJung Wee, Doman Kim, Woo Song Lee, Young Bae Ryu, Young-Min Kim
Glucosyl stevioside was synthesized via transglucosylation by dextransucrase from Leuconostoc citreum KM20 (LcDexT), forming α-d-glucosyl stevioside. A production yield of 94% was reached after 5days of LcDexT reaction at 30°C. Glucosyl stevioside induced a 2-fold improved quality of taste and sweetness, compared to stevioside. After 15days of storage at 25°C, 98% of glucosyl stevioside in an aqueous solution was present in a soluble form, compared to only 11% for stevioside or rebaudioside A. Furthermore, glucosyl stevioside exhibited a similar or improved stability in commercially available soft drinks, when compared to stevioside and rebaudioside A...
November 15, 2016: Food Chemistry
Bin Chen, Rong Li, Xiaohui Chen, Sai Yang, Shuguang Li, Kaidi Yang, Guoliang Chen, Xiaoxun Ma
A method for purifying and preparing rebaudioside A (RA) from steviol glycosides at preparative scale was developed with resin based on hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography (HILIC). In pure water and acetone-water system, the adsorption capacity and selectivity of five anion resins for RA, rebaudioside C (RC) and stevioside (ST) were examined and discussed. Strongly basic IRA458 with the quaternary amine group was chosen as the resin used for separating and preparing RA. The hydroxide form of IRA458 (IRA458-OH) showed the best results in terms of the adsorption behaviors for RA, RC and ST...
September 2016: Journal of Chromatographic Science
Rabia Javed, Muhammad Usman, Buhara Yücesan, Muhammad Zia, Ekrem Gürel
This study aims to address the effects of different concentrations (0, 0.1, 1.0, 10, 100 or 1000 mg L(-1)) of engineered zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles (34 nm in size) on growth parameters, steviol glycosides (rebaudioside A and stevioside) production and antioxidant activities in the tissue culture grown shoots of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni. The highest percentage of shoot formation (89.6%) at 1 mg L(-1) of ZnO nanoparticles concentration suggests a positive influence of ZnO nanoparticles on S. rebaudiana growth as compared to other treatments with or without ZnO nanoparticles...
January 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
Parisa Sadighara, Isa Mohammadpour, Mahdi Jahanbakhsh, Atefeh Araghi, Ahmad Nazaktabar
BACKGROUND: Stevioside is one of the most important food additives that has become well known for its sweetness. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of Stevioside on the heart. METHODS: 4-day-old embryonated chickens eggs were inoculated with Stevioside and kept until hatching. Shortly after, the heart tissue samples were taken to examine organ Oxidative stresses by measuring Malondialdehyde (MDA) and glutathione (GSH) levels, ferric reducing /antioxidant power (FRAP) and cupric ion reducing assay (CUPRIC)...
2016: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
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