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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340146/effect-of-broiler-breeders-fed-with-corn-or-sorghum-diet-and-canthaxanthin-supplementation-on-production-and-reproductive-performance
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C E V Bonilla, A P Rosa, A Londero, C B S Giacomini, C Orso, M O Fernandes, S J Paixão, D V Bonamigo
This study was designed to evaluate the effect of corn or sorghum diet and canthaxanthin (CX) supplementation on performance in broiler breeders. A total of 440 females with similar body weight (BW) (3.71 ± 0.14 kg) and 60 roosters were placed in an open-sided house with 20 pens, randomly distributed in a factorial arrangement (2 × 2). There were 4 diets of 2 ingredients; corn (CO) or sorghum (SO) and 2 levels of CX; 6 mg/kg (CX) and 0 mg/kg (NCX) totaling 5 replicate pens of 22 females and 3 males each, from 42 to 65 wk, divided in 2 periods (from wk 42 to 53 and wk 54 to 65)...
March 4, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321615/nitrate-reduction-in-haloferax-alexandrinus-the-case-of-assimilatory-nitrate-reductase
#2
Volkan Kilic, Gözde Aydoğan Kilic, Hatice Mehtap Kutlu, Rosa María Martínez-Espinosa
Haloferax alexandrinus Strain TM JCM 10717(T) = IFO 16590(T) is an extreme halophilic archaeon able to produce significant amounts of canthaxanthin. Its genome sequence has been analysed in this work using bioinformatics tools available at Expasy in order to look for genes encoding nitrate reductase-like proteins: respiratory nitrate reductase (Nar) and/or assimilatory nitrate reductase (Nas). The ability of the cells to reduce nitrate under aerobic conditions was tested. The enzyme in charge of nitrate reduction under aerobic conditions (Nas) has been purified and characterised...
March 21, 2017: Extremophiles: Life Under Extreme Conditions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213741/assembly-of-photoactive-orange-carotenoid-protein-from-its-domains-unravels-a-carotenoid-shuttle-mechanism
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Marcus Moldenhauer, Nikolai N Sluchanko, David Buhrke, Dmitry V Zlenko, Neslihan N Tavraz, Franz-Josef Schmitt, Peter Hildebrandt, Eugene G Maksimov, Thomas Friedrich
The photoswitchable orange carotenoid protein (OCP) is indispensable for cyanobacterial photoprotection by quenching phycobilisome fluorescence upon photoconversion from the orange OCP(O) to the red OCP(R) form. Cyanobacterial genomes frequently harbor, besides genes for orange carotenoid proteins (OCPs), several genes encoding homologs of OCP's N- or C-terminal domains (NTD, CTD). Unlike the well-studied NTD homologs, called Red Carotenoid Proteins (RCPs), the role of CTD homologs remains elusive. We show how OCP can be reassembled from its functional domains...
February 17, 2017: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192491/isolation-and-characterization-of-a-novel-electrogenic-bacterium-dietzia-sp-rnv-4
#4
Natalia J Sacco, M Celina Bonetto, Eduardo Cortón
Electrogenic bacteria are organisms that can transfer electrons to extracellular electron acceptors and have the potential to be used in devices such as bioelectrochemical systems (BES). In this study, Dietzia sp. RNV-4 bacterium has been isolated and identified based on its biochemical, physiological and morphological characteristics, as well as by its 16S rRNA sequence analysis. Furthermore, the current density production and electron transfer mechanisms were investigated using bioelectrochemical methods...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153925/the-formation-and-sequestration-of-nonendogenous-ketocarotenoids-in-transgenic-nicotiana-glauca
#5
Cara L Mortimer, Norihiko Misawa, Laura Perez-Fons, Francesca P Robertson, Hisashi Harada, Peter M Bramley, Paul D Fraser
Ketolated and hydroxylated carotenoids are high-value compounds with industrial, food, and feed applications. Chemical synthesis is currently the production method of choice for these compounds, with no amenable plant sources readily available. In this study, the 4,4' β-oxygenase (crtW) and 3,3' β-hydroxylase (crtZ) genes from Brevundimonas sp. SD-212 were expressed under constitutive transcriptional control in Nicotiana glauca, which has an emerging potential as a biofuel and biorefining feedstock. The transgenic lines produced significant levels of nonendogenous carotenoids in all tissues...
March 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079755/macular-pigment-distribution-responses-to-high-dose-zeaxanthin-supplementation-in-patients-with-macular-telangiectasia-type-2
#6
Rene Y Choi, Aruna Gorusupudi, Kimberley Wegner, Mohsen Sharifzadeh, Werner Gellermann, Paul S Bernstein
PURPOSE: To analyze macular pigment (MP) amount and distribution in patients with macular telangiectasia Type 2 receiving oral zeaxanthin supplementation in a randomized, open-label, interventional trial. METHODS: Eight macular telangiectasia Type 2 patients were randomized to 10 mg or 20 mg of zeaxanthin per day. At each visit, best-corrected visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, fundus biomicroscopy, color fundus photography, autofluorescence imaging, optical coherence tomography, and serum carotenoid levels were tested...
January 10, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005396/the-effect-of-canthaxanthin-on-the-quality-of-frozen-ram-spermatozoa
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Helder M Souza, Lúcia C P Arruda, Millena M Monteiro, Igor H A V Nery, Robespierre A J Araújo Silva, André M Batista, Maria Madalena Pessoa Guerra
The addition of antioxidants to semen cryopreservation extenders has been employed for combating oxidative damage. This work aimed to evaluate the addition of carotenoid canthaxanthin to a cryopreservation extender of ram semen. Three breeder rams were used and, after semen collection, with 48-hour intervals between collection, the samples were included in the pool formation (n = 6). The experimental groups comprised 0 (control), 0.1, 1, 10, and 25 μM of canthaxanthin. After thawing (37°C/30 s) and incubation at 37°C for 2 hours, semen aliquots from each group were evaluated for sperm kinetics (CASA), the integrity of the plasma and acrosomal membranes (iPAM), intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, and lipid peroxidation (LPO) by flow cytometry associated with the image...
December 22, 2016: Biopreservation and Biobanking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862054/determination-of-target-fat-soluble-micronutrients-in-rainbow-trout-s-muscle-and-liver-tissues-by-liquid-chromatography-with-diode-array-tandem-mass-spectrometry-detection
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Virginia Pérez Fernández, Salvatore Ventura, Pierpaolo Tomai, Roberta Curini, Alessandra Gentili
This paper describes an analytical approach, based on LC-diode array detector-MS/MS (LC-DAD-MS/MS), for characterizing the fat-soluble micronutrient fraction in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Two different procedures were applied to isolate the analytes from liver and muscle tissue: overnight cold saponification to hydrolyze bound forms and to simplify the analysis; matrix solid-phase dispersion to avoid artifacts and to maintain unaltered the naturally occurring forms. Analytes were separated on a C30 analytical column by using a nonaqueous reversed mobile phase compatible with the atmospheric pressure chemical ionization...
March 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855894/proniosomal-powders-of-natural-canthaxanthin-preparation-and-characterization
#9
Maryam Ravaghi, Chiara Sinico, Seyed Hadi Razavi, Seyed Mohammad Mousavi, Elena Pini, Anna Maria Fadda
In this study, canthaxanthin (CTX) was produced by Dietzia natronolimnaea HS-1 using beetroot molasses as substrate and used for encapsulation in proniosome powders after extraction, with the aim of improving its stability. Proniosome powders were prepared with an equimolar ratio of span 60/cholesterol and four different carriers, namely maltodextrin, mannitol, lactose and pullulan. The properties of these formulations as both proniosomal powders and resulted niosomal dispersions were evaluated. The type of carriers had significant effects on the micrometric properties of proniosome powders which were further confirmed by the results of SEM analysis...
April 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815463/effects-of-dietary-xanthophylls-canthaxanthin-and-astaxanthin-on-n-methyl-n-nitrosourea-induced-rat-mammary-carcinogenesis
#10
Takashi Yuri, Katsuhiko Yoshizawa, Yuko Emoto, Yuichi Kinoshita, Michiko Yuki, Airo Tsubura
BACKGROUND: Natural xanthophylls, canthaxanthin and astaxanthin are known to exhibit anticancer activity. However, the dietary effects of canthaxanthin and astaxanthin on N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU)-induced mammary cancer remain controversial, and their mechanisms of action have not been clearly identified. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three-week-old female Sprague-Dawley rats were fed a xanthophyll-free (basal diet) diet or experimental diets containing canthaxanthin or astaxanthin (0...
November 2016: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687695/canthaxanthin-from-molecule-to-function
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REVIEW
Tuba Esatbeyoglu, Gerald Rimbach
The aim of this review is to summarize the relevant literature about the use of canthaxanthin in food science and nutrition research. Canthaxanthin is a red-orange carotenoid that belongs to the xanthophyll group. This naturally occurring pigment is present in bacteria, algae and some fungi. Canthaxanthin is also responsible for the color of flamingo feathers, koi carp skin and crustacean shells. Canthaxanthin is widely used in poultry (broiler, laying hens) as a feed additive. Canthaxanthin can be obtained by total synthesis...
September 30, 2016: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27644134/the-effects-of-canthaxanthin-on-porcine-oocyte-maturation-and-embryo-development-in-vitro-after-parthenogenetic-activation-and-somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer
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A Taweechaipaisankul, J X Jin, S Lee, G A Kim, B C Lee
The objective of this study was to examine the effects of canthaxanthin (Cx) treatment during in vitro maturation (IVM) of porcine oocytes on embryonic development after parthenogenetic activation (PA) and somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), on intracellular glutathione (GSH) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels in mature oocytes, and on gene expression in both PA- and SCNT-derived blastocysts. To determine the optimal effective concentration of Cx, porcine oocytes were cultured in IVM medium supplemented with various concentrations (0, 20, 40 and 80 μM) of Cx for 22 hr...
December 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27615726/hplc-quantification-of-astaxanthin-and-canthaxanthin-in-salmonidae-eggs
#13
Milena Tzanova, Mariana Argirova, Vasil Atanasov
Astaxanthin and canthaxanthin are naturally occurring antioxidants referred to as xanthophylls. They are used as food additives in fish farms to improve the organoleptic qualities of salmonid products and to prevent reproductive diseases. This study reports the development and single-laboratory validation of a rapid method for quantification of astaxanthin and canthaxanthin in eggs of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis М.). An advantage of the proposed method is the perfect combination of selective extraction of the xanthophylls and analysis of the extract by high-performance liquid chromatography and photodiode array detection...
April 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27613855/the-effect-of-maternal-canthaxanthin-supplementation-and-hen-age-on-breeder-performance-early-chick-traits-and-indices-of-innate-immune-function
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M L Johnson-Dahl, M J Zuidhof, D R Korver
Hen age and nutrition influence chick innate immunity. The immunomodulatory antioxidant carotenoid canthaxanthin is transferred from the hen diet to the egg. Antioxidants could protect the chick from bactericidal oxidative species produced by the immune system. Broiler breeder hen diets were supplemented with 0 (Control), 6 (Low), or 12 (High) mg/kg canthaxanthin. Chick early growth and ex vivo innate immunity were measured at 31 to 33 (Early), 45 to 47 (Mid), and 57 to 59 (Late) wk of hen age. Escherichia coli (E...
September 9, 2016: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27612863/ultrafast-spectroscopy-tracks-carotenoid-configurations-in-the-orange-and-red-carotenoid-proteins-from-cyanobacteria
#15
Václav Šlouf, Valentyna Kuznetsova, Marcel Fuciman, Céline Bourcier de Carbon, Adjélé Wilson, Diana Kirilovsky, Tomáš Polívka
A quenching mechanism mediated by the orange carotenoid protein (OCP) is one of the ways cyanobacteria protect themselves against photooxidative stress. Here, we present a femtosecond spectroscopic study comparing OCP and RCP (red carotenoid protein) samples binding different carotenoids. We confirmed significant changes in carotenoid configuration upon OCP activation reported by Leverenz et al. (Science 348:1463-1466. doi: 10.1126/science.aaa7234 , 2015) by comparing the transient spectra of OCP and RCP. The most important marker of these changes was the magnitude of the transient signal associated with the carotenoid intramolecular charge-transfer (ICT) state...
January 2017: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601683/effect-of-broiler-breeders-fed-with-corn-or-sorghum-and-canthaxanthin-on-lipid-peroxidation-fatty-acid-profile-of-hatching-eggs-and-offspring-performance
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A P Rosa, C E V Bonilla, A Londero, C B S Giacomini, C Orso, M O Fernandes, J S Moura, R Hermes
The aim of study was to evaluate the effect on broiler breeders fed with corn or sorghum diets and canthaxanthin on lipid peroxidation, fatty acid, and offspring's performance. A total of 440 females with similar body weight (BW) (3.77 ± 0.11 kg) and 60 roosters were placed in an open-sided house with 20 pens, randomly distributed in a factorial arrangement (2 × 2). There were 4 diets of 2 ingredients; corn (CO) or sorghum (SO) and 2 levels of canthaxanthin; 6 mg/kg (CX) and 0 mg/kg (NCX) totaling five replicate pens of 22 females and 3 males each, from 45 to 65 wk old...
September 6, 2016: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27567632/reconstruction-of-the-astaxanthin-biosynthesis-pathway-in-rice-endosperm-reveals-a-metabolic-bottleneck-at-the-level-of-endogenous-%C3%AE-carotene-hydroxylase-activity
#17
Chao Bai, Judit Berman, Gemma Farre, Teresa Capell, Gerhard Sandmann, Paul Christou, Changfu Zhu
Astaxanthin is a high-value ketocarotenoid rarely found in plants. It is derived from β-carotene by the 3-hydroxylation and 4-ketolation of both ionone end groups, in reactions catalyzed by β-carotene hydroxylase and β-carotene ketolase, respectively. We investigated the feasibility of introducing an extended carotenoid biosynthesis pathway into rice endosperm to achieve the production of astaxanthin. This allowed us to identify potential metabolic bottlenecks that have thus far prevented the accumulation of this valuable compound in storage tissues such as cereal grains...
February 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27564697/control-of-light-dependent-keto-carotenoid-biosynthesis-in-nostoc-7120-by-the-transcription-factor-ntca
#18
Gerhard Sandmann, Jürgen Mautz, Jürgen Breitenbach
In Nostoc PCC 7120, two different ketolases, CrtW and CrtO are involved in the formation of keto carotenoids from β-carotene. In contrast to other cyanobacteria, CrtW catalyzes the formation of monoketo echinenone whereas CrtO is the only enzyme for the synthesis of diketo canthaxanthin. This is the major photo protective carotenoid in this cyanobacterium. Under high-light conditions, basic canthaxanthin formation was transcriptionally up-regulated. Upon transfer to high light, the transcript levels of all investigated carotenogenic genes including those coding for phytoene synthase, phytoene desaturase and both ketolases were increased...
September 1, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Naturforschung. C, A Journal of Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27529203/in-vitro-inhibition-of-human-udp-glucuronosyl-transferase-ugt-isoforms-by-astaxanthin-%C3%AE-cryptoxanthin-canthaxanthin-lutein-and-zeaxanthin-prediction-of-in-vivo-dietary-supplement-drug-interactions
#19
Yu Fen Zheng, Jee Sun Min, Doyun Kim, Jung Bae Park, Sung-Wook Choi, Eun Seong Lee, Kun Na, Soo Kyung Bae
Despite the widespread use of the five major xanthophylls astaxanthin, β-cryptoxanthin, canthaxanthin, lutein, and zeaxanthin as dietary supplements, there have been no studies regarding their inhibitory effects on hepatic UDP-glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs). Here, we evaluated the inhibitory potential of these xanthophylls on the seven major human hepatic UGTs (UGT1A1, UGT1A3, UGT1A4, UGT1A6, UGT1A9, UGT2B7 and UGT2B15) in vitro by LC-MS/MS using specific marker reactions in human liver microsomes (except UGT2B15) or recombinant supersomes (UGT2B15)...
August 12, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27485229/modern-breeding-and-biotechnological-approaches-to-enhance-carotenoid-accumulation-in-seeds
#20
M L Federico, M A Schmidt
There is an increasing demand for carotenoids, which are fundamental components of the human diet, for example as precursors of vitamin A. Carotenoids are also potent antioxidants and their health benefits are becoming increasingly evident. Protective effects against prostate cancer and age-related macular degeneration have been proposed for lycopene and lutein/zeaxanthin, respectively. Additionally, β-carotene, astaxanthin and canthaxanthin are high-value carotenoids used by the food industry as feed supplements and colorants...
2016: Sub-cellular Biochemistry
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