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Gamma oryzanol

Tejal Rawal, Neha Mishra, Abhishek Jha, Apurva Bhatt, Rajeev K Tyagi, Shital Panchal, Shital Butani
The elevated blood levels of cholesterol and low-density lipoproteins result in hyperlipidemia. The available expensive prophylactic treatments are kindred with severe side effects. Therefore, we fabricated the polymeric nanoparticles of gamma-oryzanol to achieving the improved efficacy of drug. The nanoparticles were prepared by ionic gelation method and optimized using 23 full factorial design taking drug/polymer ratio (X1 ), polymer/cross linking agent ratio (X2 ), and stirring speed (X3 ) as independent variables...
May 2018: AAPS PharmSciTech
Busaban Sirithunyalug, Chalermpong Saenjum, Suporn Charumanee, Bhagavathi Sundaram Sivamaruthi, Chaiyavat Chaiyasut, Jakkapan Sirithunyalug, Pratchaya Tipduangta
Colorectal cancer occurs due to various factors. The important risks are dietary lifestyle and inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. It has been found that the inhibitory enzyme cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in the colorectal region can potentially reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. The present study investigated rice bran oil from natural purple rice bran, which exhibits antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. This study aimed to evaluate the bioactive compound content of natural purple rice bran oil (NPRBO) derived from native Thai purple rice and the anti-inflammatory activity of NPRBO in colorectal cancer cells, and to develop a colorectal delivery platform in the form of film-coated tablets...
April 4, 2018: Nutrients
Masahiko Fujii, James P Butler, Hidetada Sasaki
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March 2018: Psychogeriatrics: the Official Journal of the Japanese Psychogeriatric Society
Fabiane Valentini Francisqueti, Igor Otávio Minatel, Artur Junio Togneri Ferron, Silméia Garcia Zanati Bazan, Vanessa Dos Santos Silva, Jéssica Leite Garcia, Dijon Henrique Salomé de Campos, Ana Lúcia Ferreira, Fernando Moreto, Antonio Carlos Cicogna, Camila Renata Corrêa
BACKGROUND: The high consumption of fat and sugar contributes to the development of obesity and co-morbidities, such as diabetes, and cardiovascular and kidney diseases. Different strategies have been used to prevent these diseases associated with obesity, such as changes in eating habits and/or the addition of dietary components with anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, such as gamma-oryzanol (γOz) present mainly in bran layers and rice germ. METHODS: Animals were randomly divided into four experimental groups and fed ad libitum for 20 weeks with control diet (C, n = 8), control diet + γOz (C + γOz, n = 8), high-sugar and high-fat diet (HSF, n = 8), and high-sugar and high-fat diet + γOz (HSF + γOz, n = 8)...
November 29, 2017: Nutrients
Yogita P Pal, Amit P Pratap
Rice bran oil (RBO) is healthy gift generously given by nature to mankind. RBO is obtained from rice husk, a byproduct of rice milling industry and is gaining lot of importance as cooking oil due to presence of important micronutrient, gamma oryzanol. Its high smoke point is beneficial for its use for frying and deep frying of food stuff. It is popular because of balanced fatty acid profile (most ideal ratio of saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids), antioxidant capacity, and cholesterollowering abilities...
2017: Journal of Oleo Science
Kelly Cristina Massarolo, Taiana Denardi de Souza, Carolina Carvalho Collazzo, Eliana Badiale Furlong, Leonor Almeida de Souza Soares
This study evaluated the effect of the solid state cultivation (SSC) time of rice bran by Rhizopus oryzae on γ-oryzanol recovery and its antioxidant properties. Gamma-oryzanol was extracted with organic solvents and its extracts were characterized by GC-FID and HPLC-UV. The antioxidant capacity was assessed by DPPH and ABTS+ assays, β-carotene/linoleic acid system, and reduction of oxidation in lipid system. The biomass showed the γ-oryzanol recovery increased by 51.5% (20.52mg/g), and 5.7% in polyunsaturated fatty acids...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
Hadiza Altine Adamu, Mustapha Umar Imam, Der-Jiun Ooi, Norhaizan Mohd Esa, Rozita Rosli, Maznah Ismail
BACKGROUND: The development of insulin resistance is multifactorial, with maternal pre- and postnatal nutrition having significant influences. In this regard, high fat diet (HFD) feeding in pregnancy has been shown to increase risks of metabolic diseases. Thus, we investigated the effects of supplementation of HFD with germinated brown rice (GBR) and GBR-derived gamma oryzanol-rich extract (OE) on insulin resistance and its epigenetic implications in pregnant rats and their offsprings...
January 21, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Y Poorna Chandra Rao, D Sugasini, B R Lokesh
Ricebran oil (RBO) is promoted as heart friendly oil because of its ability to maintain serum lipids at desirable levels. Inflammation also plays an important role on cardiovascular health. The role of minor constituents present in unsaponifiable fraction (UF) of RBO on inflammatory markers is not well understood. To evaluate this, we have taken RBO with UF (RBO-N), RBO stripped of UF (RBO-MCR) and RBO-MCR supplemented with UF from RBO (UFRBO) or Gamma-Oryzanol (γ-ORY) were added in AIN-93 diets which was then fed to Wistar rats for a period of 60 days...
October 28, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Stephanie Hagl, Heike Asseburg, Martina Heinrich, Nadine Sus, Eva-Maria Blumrich, Ralf Dringen, Jan Frank, Gunter P Eckert
Aging represents a major risk factor for the development of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease (AD). As mitochondrial dysfunction plays an important role in brain aging and occurs early in the development of AD, the prevention of mitochondrial dysfunction might help to slow brain aging and the development of neurodegenerative diseases. Rice bran extract (RBE) contains high concentrations of vitamin E congeners and γ-oryzanol. We have previously shown that RBE increased mitochondrial function and protected from mitochondrial dysfunction in vitro and in short-term in vivo feeding studies...
September 2016: Neuromolecular Medicine
Harsharan S Bhatia, Julian Baron, Stephanie Hagl, Gunter P Eckert, Bernd L Fiebich
BACKGROUND: Hyperactivation of microglia is considered to be a key hallmark of brain inflammation and plays a critical role in regulating neuroinflammatory events. Neuroinflammatory responses in microglia represent one of the major risk factors for various neurodegenerative diseases. One of the strategies to protect the brain and slow down the progression of these neurodegenerative diseases is by consuming diet enriched in anti-oxidants and polyphenols. Therefore, the present study aimed to evaluate the anti-inflammatory effects of rice bran extract (RBE), one of the rich sources of vitamin E forms (tocopherols and tocotrienols) and gamma-oryzanols, in primary rat microglia...
June 14, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
Elmira Zolali, Parina Asgharian, Hamed Hamishehkar, Maryam Kouhsoltani, Hajhir Khodaii, Hadi Hamishehkar
OBJECTIVE S: There is corroborating evidence to substantiate redox imbalance and oxidative stress in sepsis that finally leads to organ damage or even death. Gamma oryzanol (GO) is one of the major bioactive components in rice bran has been considered to function as an antioxidant. The present study was carried out to evaluate the antioxidant activity of gamma oryzanol in vitro and its efficacy in sepsis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To induce sepsis, cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) method was performed on the rats...
December 2015: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
Heon Woong Kim, Eun Joung Lim, Hwan Hee Jang, XueLei Cui, Da Rae Kang, Sung Hyen Lee, Haeng Ran Kim, Jeong Sook Choe, Young Mok Yang, Jung Bong Kim, Jong Hwan Park
Parvin-β is an adaptor protein that binds to integrin-linked kinase (ILK) and is significantly downregulated in breast tumors and breast cancer cell lines. We treated the breast cancer cell line MCF7 with 24-methylenecycloartanyl ferulate (24-MCF), a γ-oryzanol compound. We observed upregulation of parvin-β (GenBank Accession No. AF237769) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-γ2 (GenBank Accession No. NM_015869). Among γ-oryzanol compounds, only treatment with 24-MCF led to the formation of reverse transcription-PCR products of parvin-β (650 and 500 bp) and PPAR-γ2 (580 bp) in MCF7 cells, but not in T47D, SK-BR-3, or MDA-MB-231 cells...
December 25, 2015: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Stephanie Hagl, Dirk Berressem, Rehka Grewal, Nadine Sus, Jan Frank, Gunter P Eckert
OBJECTIVES: Aging represents a major risk factor for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease. Mitochondria are significantly involved in both the aging process and neurodegeneration. One strategy to protect the brain and to prevent neurodegeneration is a healthy lifestyle including a diet rich in antioxidants and polyphenols. Rice bran extract (RBE) contains various antioxidants including natural vitamin E forms (tocopherols and tocotrienols) and gamma-oryzanol. In this work, we examined the effects of a stabilized RBE on mitochondrial function in 18-month-old Naval Medical Research Institute mice (340 mg/kg body weight/day), which received the extract for 3 weeks via oral gavage...
2016: Nutritional Neuroscience
Chang Hwa Jung, Da-Hye Lee, Jiyun Ahn, Hyunjung Lee, Won Hee Choi, Young Jin Jang, Tae-Youl Ha
Recent studies show that brown rice improves glucose intolerance and potentially the risk of diabetes, although the underlying molecular mechanisms remain unclear. One of the phytochemicals found in high concentration in brown rice is γ-oryzanol (Orz), a group of ferulic acid esters of phytosterols and triterpene alcohols. Here, we found that Orz stimulated differentiation of 3T3-L1 preadipocytes and increased the protein expression of adipogenic marker genes such as peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR-γ) and CCAAT/enhanced binding protein alpha (C/EBPα)...
June 2015: Nutrients
Nattawan Suwannakul, Charatda Punvittayagul, Kanokwan Jarukamjorn, Rawiwan Wongpoomchai
Pigmented rice bran has been suggested to be a valuable source of beneficial phytochemicals. We investigated genotoxic and anti-genotoxic effects of purple rice bran extract (PRBE) in rats using a liver micronucleus assay. Purple rice bran was extracted with methanol, obtaining large amounts of phenolic compounds, including anthocyanins and small amounts of gamma-oryzanol. The experimental protocols were divided into two sets. Male rats were divided into three groups. Group 1 was a negative control, while Groups 2 and 3 were fed with 100 and 500 mg/kg bw of PRBE, respectively, for 28 days...
2015: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
P Chanapiwat, K Kaeoket
The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of boar breed on the optimal concentration of gamma-oryzanol on the qualities of cryopreserved boar semen. Semen was collected from 20 boars (10 Duroc, 5 Large white and 5 Landrace boars). The semen sample was divided into five groups (A-E) according to the concentration of gamma-oryzanol in extender II, that is 0, 0.08, 0.16, 0.24 and 0.32 mM, respectively. The semen was cryopreserved by nitrogen vapour and storage in nitrogen tank (-196°C). After storage for a week, samples were thawed at 50°C for 12 s and evaluated for progressive motility, sperm viability and acrosome integrity...
April 2015: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
Nur Diyana Md Zamri, Mustapha Umar Imam, Siti Aisyah Abd Ghafar, Maznah Ismail
The antioxidant properties of germinated brown rice (GBR) are likely mediated by multiple bioactives. To test this hypothesis, HepG2 cells pretreated with GBR extracts, rich in acylated steryl glycoside (ASG), gamma amino butyric acid GABA), phenolics or oryzanol, were incubated with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and their hydroxyl radical (OH(•)) scavenging capacities and thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARS) generation were evaluated. Results showed that GBR-extracts increased OH(•) scavenging activities in both cell-free medium and posttreatment culture media, suggesting that the extracts were both direct- and indirect-acting against OH(•)...
2014: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Simón Martí-Angulo, Núria García-López, Ana Díaz-Ramos
One hundred and five Labrador dogs were randomly divided into two groups to determine the number of animals that develop elbow dysplasia when treated with an oral supplement compared to untreated ones. Efficacy of the oral treatment was also evaluated once illness was diagnosed. The supplement (Hyaloral) contained hyaluronic acid, hydrolysed collagen, glucosamine, chondroitin sulphate, and gamma oryzanol. Clinical evaluation of the elbow joints was completed at months 3, 6, 12, and 20 by orthopaedic evaluations, radiography, serologic and blood analysis, and veterinarian evaluation of dysplasia symptoms...
December 2014: Journal of Veterinary Science
Saghar Eslami, Norhaizan Mohd Esa, Seyed Mohammad Marandi, Gholamali Ghasemi, Sepehr Eslami
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Enhanced muscle strength is seen when resistance exercise is combined with the consumption of nutritional supplements. Although there is a limited number of studies available about the efficacy of gamma oryzanol supplementation with resistance exercise in humans, but its usage as a nutritional supplement for strength is common in athletes. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of gamma oryzanol supplementation during 9-week resistance training on muscular strength and anthropometric measurements of young healthy males...
June 2014: Indian Journal of Medical Research
M S Sujith Kumar, Anil Dahuja, R D Rai, Suresh Walia, Aruna Tyagi
Drought-tolerant cultivars and their phytochemical composition, which has a role in providing drought tolerance are gaining importance. In this study, rice bran oil and semi-purified oryzanol (SPO) obtained from five rice (Oryza sativa L.) cultivars, namely P1401 and PB1 (drought-susceptible) and N22, PNR381 and APO (drought-tolerant) were analyzed for the gamma-oryzanol content, an antioxidant present in considerable amount in the rice bran. The higher level of gamma-oryzanol and its antioxidant activity was observed in drought-tolerant cultivars (N22, PNR381 and APO) as compared to drought-susceptible (PB1 and P1401), suggesting the role of gamma-oryzanol in drought tolerance, as antioxidants are known to play an important role by scavenging free radicals...
February 2014: Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics
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