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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314390/oxysterols-in-cosmetics-determination-by-planar-solid-phase-extraction-and-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
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S Schrack, C Hohl, W Schwack
Sterol oxidation products (SOPs) are linked to several toxicological effects. Therefore, investigation of potential dietary uptake sources particularly food of animal origin has been a key issue for these compounds. For the simultaneous determination of oxysterols from cholesterol, phytosterols, dihydrolanosterol and lanosterol in complex cosmetic matrices, planar solid phase extraction (pSPE) was applied as clean-up tool. SOPs were first separated from more non-polar and polar matrix constituents by normal phase thin-layer chromatography and then focussed into one target zone...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302025/the-use-of-plant-sterols-and-stanols-as-lipid-lowering-agents-in-cardiovascular-disease
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Jacek Rysz, Beata Franczyk, Robert Olszewski, Maciej Banach, Anna Gluba-Brzózka
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of premature atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease (CVD) is constantly increasing worldwide. It has been proved that LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) plays causal role in the development of coronary atherosclerosis. The fact that atherosclerosis is a chronic and progressive disease which onsets during the first three decades of life bores questions what to do to maintain LDL-C at low levels throughout life and thus to delay and/or prevent the progress this disease...
March 16, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296229/phytosterol-mediated-inhibition-of-intestinal-cholesterol-absorption-in-mice-is-independent-of-liver-x-receptor
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Lídia Cedó, David Santos, Iziar A Ludwig, Reija Silvennoinen, Annabel García-León, Leena Kaipiainen, José M Carbó, Annabel F Valledor, Helena Gylling, Maria-José Motilva, Petri T Kovanen, Miriam Lee-Rueckert, Francisco Blanco-Vaca, Joan Carles Escolà-Gil
SCOPE: Previous studies have proposed that phytosterols activate liver X receptors (LXR) in the intestine, thereby reducing intestinal cholesterol absorption and promoting fecal cholesterol excretion. METHODS AND RESULTS: In the present study, we examined the effects of dietary phytosterol supplementation on intestinal cholesterol absorption and fecal neutral sterol excretion in LXRαβ-deficient mice, and wild-type mice treated with synthetic high-affinity LXRαβ agonists...
March 15, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291734/safety-assessment-of-the-aqueous-extract-of-the-flowers-of-nymphaea-lotus-linn-nymphaeaceae-acute-neuro-and-subchronic-oral-toxicity-studies-in-albinos-wistar-rats
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Mireille Kameni Poumeni, Danielle Claude Bilanda, Paul Désiré Dzeufiet Djomeni, Yolande Sandrine Mengue Ngadena, Marguerite Francine Mballa, Madeleine Chantal Ngoungoure, Agnès Carolle Ouafo, Théophile Dimo, Pierre Kamtchouing
BACKGROUND: Nymphaea lotus Linn (N. lotus) is a medicinal plant widely used in Cameroon popular medicine, to treat neuropsychiatric conditions, male sexual disorders or as food supplement. However, scientific data on the pharmacotoxic profile of this plant are not available. The safety of N. lotus was assessed in acute, neuro- and subchronic toxicity studies by following the OECD guidelines. Effectively, no data have been published until now in regard to its safety on the nervous system...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279967/ezetimibe-increases-endogenous-cholesterol-excretion-in-humans
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Xiaobo Lin, Susan B Racette, Lina Ma, Michael Wallendorf, Richard E Ostlund
OBJECTIVE: Ezetimibe improves cardiovascular outcomes when added to optimum statin treatment. It lowers low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and percent intestinal cholesterol absorption, but the exact cardioprotective mechanism is unknown. We tested the hypothesis that the dominant effect of ezetimibe is to increase the reverse transport of cholesterol from rapidly mixing endogenous cholesterol pool into the stool. APPROACH AND RESULTS: In a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind parallel trial in 24 healthy subjects with low-density lipoprotein cholesterol 100 to 200 mg/dL, we measured cholesterol metabolism before and after a 6-week treatment period with ezetimibe 10 mg/d or placebo...
March 9, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267434/dietary-phytochemicals-in-the-protection-against-oxysterol-induced-damage
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Antonio Cilla, Amparo Alegría, Alessandro Attanzio, Guadalupe Garcia-Llatas, Luisa Tesoriere, Maria A Livrea
The intake of fruits and vegetables is associated with reduced incidence of many chronic diseases. These foods contain phytochemicals that often possess antioxidant and free radical scavenging capacity and show anti-inflammatory action, which are also the basis of other bioactivities and health benefits, such as anticancer, anti-aging, and protective action for cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus, obesity and neurodegenerative disorders. Many factors can be included in the etiopathogenesis of all of these multifactorial diseases that involve oxidative stress, inflammation and/or cell death processes, oxysterols, i...
March 3, 2017: Chemistry and Physics of Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256666/neuroprotective-effects-of-phytosterol-esters-against-high-cholesterol-induced-cognitive-deficits-in-aged-rat
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Xu Rui, Li Wenfang, Cheng Jing, Chen Meng, Ding Chengcheng, Xu Jiqu, Rong Shuang
Accumulating epidemiological and experimental studies have confirmed that a high-cholesterol diet is detrimental to cognitive performance in animal models. Phytosterols, a class of naturally occurring structural components in plant foods, have been demonstrated to possess cholesterol-lowering and antioxidant effects. Phytosterol esters (PSE) are esters of phytosterol. The aim of this study was to evaluate the neuroprotective effects of PSE on cognitive deficit induced by a cholesterol-enriched diet in aged rats, and to explore their underlying mechanisms for these effects...
March 3, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253422/plant-sterol-enriched-functional-food-and-atherosclerosis
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Jürgen Köhler, Daniel Teupser, Albrecht Elsässer, Oliver Weingärtner
Hypercholesterolaemia is a major cardiovascular risk factor. A healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle reduces cardiovascular risk. 'Functional foods' supplemented with phytosterols are recommended for the management of hypercholesterolaemia and have become a widely used non-prescription approach to lower plasma cholesterol levels. Two billion Euro are spent world-wide on various functional foods that have regulator-approved health claims for the management of elevated cholesterol levels each year. While international societies such as the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) or the National Heart Foundation in Australia, still advise phytosterols as an additional dietary option in the management of hypercholesterolaemia, recently released guidelines such as from the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence in the United Kingdom are more critical of food supplementation with phytosterols and draw attention to significant safety issues...
March 2, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250649/evaluation-of-cholesterol-lowering-activity-of-standardized-extract-of-mangifera-indica-in-albino-wistar-rats
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G M Gururaja, Deepak Mundkinajeddu, A Senthil Kumar, Shekhar Michael Dethe, J Joshua Allan, Amit Agarwal
INTRODUCTION: Cholesterol lowering activity of Mangifera indica L. has been determined by earlier researchers and kernel, leaf and bark have shown significant activity. However, the specific cholesterol lowering activity of leaf methanol extract has not been determined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study involved evaluation of cholesterol lowering potential of methanol extract of M. indica leaves using high cholesterol diet model in albino Wistar rats. The acute oral toxicity at a dose of 5000 mg/ kg body weight was also determined in female albino Wistar rats...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157655/phytosterols-as-a-natural-anticancer-agent-current-status-and-future-perspective
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REVIEW
Naiyer Shahzad, Wajahatullah Khan, Shadab Md, Asgar Ali, Sundeep Singh Saluja, Sadhana Sharma, Faisal A Al-Allaf, Zainularifeen Abduljaleel, Ibrahim Abdel Aziz Ibrahim, Ali Fathi Abdel-Wahab, Mohamed Abdelaziz Afify, Saeed Saeed Al-Ghamdi
Phytosterols are naturally occurring compounds in plants, structurally similar to cholesterol. The human diet is quite abundant in sitosterol and campesterol. Phytosterols are known to have various bioactive properties including reducing intestinal cholesterol absorption which alleviates blood LDL-cholesterol and cardiovascular problems. It is indicated that phytosterol rich diets may reduce cancer risk by 20%. Phytosterols may also affect host systems, enabling antitumor responses by improving immune response recognition of cancer, affecting the hormone dependent endocrine tumor growth, and by sterol biosynthesis modulation...
April 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130879/variations-in-dietary-intake-and-plasma-concentrations-of-plant-sterols-across-plant-based-diets-among-north-american-adults
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Karen Jaceldo-Siegl, Dieter Lütjohann, Rawiwan Sirirat, Andrew Mashchak, Gary E Fraser, Ella Haddad
SCOPE: Phytosterols are bioactive compounds in plants with similar cholesterol-lowering properties as vegetarian diets. However, information on phytosterol intake and plasma plant sterols among vegetarians is sparse. METHODS AND RESULTS: We examined dietary intake and plasma concentration of plant sterols and cholesterol across five dietary patterns in the Adventist Health Study-2 Calibration Sub-study (n = 861, 66% females, average age 61 years). To measure intake and plasma concentrations of these compounds, we used 24-h dietary recalls and gas-liquid chromatography-flame ionization detection, respectively...
January 28, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117688/lipidomic-and-antioxidant-response-to-grape-seed-corn-and-coconut-oils-in-healthy-wistar-rats
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Abraham Wall-Medrano, Laura A de la Rosa, Alma A Vázquez-Flores, Gilberto Mercado-Mercado, Rogelio González-Arellanes, José A López-Díaz, Aarón F González-Córdova, Gustavo A González-Aguilar, Belinda Vallejo-Cordoba, Francisco J Molina-Corral
Specialty oils differ in fatty acid, phytosterol and antioxidant content, impacting their benefits for cardiovascular health. The lipid (fatty acid, phytosterol) and antioxidant (total phenolics, radical scavenging capacity) profiles of grapeseed (GSO), corn (CO) and coconut (CNO) oils and their physiological (triacylglycerides, total and HDL-cholesterol and antioxidant capacity (FRAP) in serum and fatty acid and phytosterol hepatic deposition) and genomic (HL, LCAT, ApoA-1 and SR-BP1 mRNA hepatic levels) responses after their sub-chronic intake (10% diet for 28 days) was examined in healthy albino rats...
January 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117400/randomized-controlled-trial-of-the-effect-of-phytosterols-enriched-low-fat-milk-on-lipid-profile-in-chinese
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Ching-Lung Cheung, Daniel Ka-Chun Ho, Chor-Wing Sing, Man-Fung Tsoi, Vincent Ka-Fai Cheng, Grace Koon-Yee Lee, Yuk-Nam Ho, Bernard M Y Cheung
Phytosterols found naturally in plants are known to reduce cholesterol absorption in the gut. The traditional southern Chinese diet typically contains many vegetables and not much meat, and there is high prevalence of lactose intolerance in Chinese; we therefore aimed to test if phytosterols-enriched milk is effective in lowering serum LDL-cholesterol in Chinese. Two hundred and twenty-one participants (41 men and 180 women; age 24-79) without cholesterol-lowering drugs or diabetes mellitus were randomized to daily intake of phytosterols-enriched low-fat milk which contained 1...
January 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091647/phytosterol-nutritional-supplement-improves-pregnancy-and-neonatal-complications-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-in-a-double-blind-and-placebo-controlled-clinical-study
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Fang Gao, Guangya Wang, Linxia Wang, Ningning Guo
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is an increasingly serious health problem among pregnant women. Phytosterol-enriched spreads are known to reduce total cholesterol (TC) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL), but little is known about their effects on GDM. We aimed to examine the effect of the daily consumption of phytosterol-enriched spreads on both the maternal and neonatal outcomes of GDM patients. GDM patients during the third trimester of pregnancy were enrolled and assigned randomly to consume a regular spread or phytosterol-enriched spread daily until the end of their pregnancy...
January 16, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078712/comparative-study-on-fatty-acid-composition-of-olive-olea-europaea-l-with-emphasis-on-phytosterol-contents
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Ali Ozkan, Hassan Y Aboul-Enein, Muhittin Kulak, Recep Bindak
The present study was designed to determine the fatty acid composition and phytosterol contents of Turkish native olive cultivars namely (Kilis Yağlık and Nizip Yağlık cv.). In this context, olive fruits from thirty-four locations were sampled and then screened for their components in comparison. Fifteen different fatty acids were found in both olive oils. In the order of abundance, the most important ones were: oleic acid (18:1) > palmitic acid (16:0) > linoleic acid (18:2) > stearic acid (18:0)...
January 12, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054011/data-for-the-size-of-cholesterol-fat-micelles-as-a-function-of-bile-salt-concentration-and-the-physico-chemical-properties-of-six-liquid-experimental-pine-derived-phytosterol-formulations-in-a-cholesterol-containing-artificial-intestine-fluid
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Jinsoo Yi, Tine A Knudsen, Anne-Louise Nielsen, Lars Duelund, Morten Christensen, Pablo Hervella, David Needham, Ole G Mouritsen
The data in this paper are additional information to the research article entiltled "Inhibition of cholesterol transport in an intestine cell model by pine-derived phytosterols" (Yi et al.,2016) [1]. The data derived from the measurement on six liquid formulations of commercial pine-derived phytosterol (CPP) by dynamic light scattering. The data cover micelle size and the zeta-potential for formulations with cholesterol including monoglyceride, oleic acid, and bile salt. The data demonstrate the critical effect of the bile salt concentration on the size of cholesterol-digested fat micelles...
February 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005066/plant-cholesterol-biosynthetic-pathway-overlaps-with-phytosterol-metabolism
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Prashant D Sonawane, Jacob Pollier, Sayantan Panda, Jedrzej Szymanski, Hassan Massalha, Meital Yona, Tamar Unger, Sergey Malitsky, Philipp Arendt, Laurens Pauwels, Efrat Almekias-Siegl, Ilana Rogachev, Sagit Meir, Pablo D Cárdenas, Athar Masri, Marina Petrikov, Hubert Schaller, Arthur A Schaffer, Avinash Kamble, Ashok P Giri, Alain Goossens, Asaph Aharoni
The amount of cholesterol made by many plants is not negligible. Whereas cholesterogenesis in animals was elucidated decades ago, the plant pathway has remained enigmatic. Among other roles, cholesterol is a key precursor for thousands of bioactive plant metabolites, including the well-known Solanum steroidal glycoalkaloids. Integrating tomato transcript and protein co-expression data revealed candidate genes putatively associated with cholesterol biosynthesis. A combination of functional assays including gene silencing, examination of recombinant enzyme activity and yeast mutant complementation suggests the cholesterol pathway comprises 12 enzymes acting in 10 steps...
December 22, 2016: Nature Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958658/degradation-of-phytosterols-in-tobacco-waste-extract-by-a-novel-paenibacillus-sp
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Jianbin Ye, Zhan Zhang, Ji Yan, Hui Hao, Xiangzhen Liu, Zongcan Yang, Ke Ma, Xuepeng Yang, Duobin Mao, Hao Zhou
Phytosterols have been demonstrated to be precursors of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) formed during biomass pyrolysis. Here, a novel Paenibacillus sp. was evaluated for its ability to degrade phytosterols in tobacco waste extract (TWE). The optimal conditions for cell growth and stigmasterol (a representative of phytosterols) degradation were 37°C, pH 7.0, 1.0 g/l yeast extract and 6.0 g/l glucose. Paenibacillus sp. could degrade stigmasterol under high concentrations of glucose (up to 130 g/l) and tolerate wide pHs (5...
December 13, 2016: Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956024/joint-position-statement-on-nutraceuticals-for-the-treatment-of-hypercholesterolemia-of-the-italian-society-of-diabetology-sid-and-of-the-italian-society-for-the-study-of-arteriosclerosis-sisa
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M Pirro, C Vetrani, C Bianchi, M R Mannarino, F Bernini, A A Rivellese
AIM: Evidence showed that LDL-cholesterol lowering is associated with a significant cardiovascular risk reduction. The initial therapeutic approach to hypercholesterolemia includes dietary modifications but the compliance to recommendations is often inadequate. Some dietary components with potential cholesterol-lowering activity are present in small amounts in food. Therefore, in recent years the use of "nutraceuticals" (i.e., nutrients and/or bioactive compounds with potential beneficial effects on human health) has become widespread...
January 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832119/cloning-and-functional-characterization-of-cycloartenol-synthase-from-the-red-seaweed-laurencia-dendroidea
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Gabriela Calegario, Jacob Pollier, Philipp Arendt, Louisi Souza de Oliveira, Cristiane Thompson, Angélica Ribeiro Soares, Renato Crespo Pereira, Alain Goossens, Fabiano L Thompson
The red seaweed Laurencia dendroidea belongs to the Rhodophyta, a phylum of eukaryotic algae that is widely distributed across the oceans and that constitute an important source of bioactive specialized metabolites. Laurencia species have been studied since 1950 and were found to contain a plethora of specialized metabolites, mainly halogenated sesquiterpenes, diterpenes and triterpenes that possess a broad spectrum of pharmacological and ecological activities. The first committed step in the biosynthesis of triterpenes is the cyclization of 2,3-oxidosqualene, an enzymatic reaction carried out by oxidosqualene cyclases (OSCs), giving rise to a broad range of different compounds, such as the sterol precursors cycloartenol and lanosterol, or triterpene precursors such as cucurbitadienol and β-amyrin...
2016: PloS One
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