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modified citrus pectine

Agnieszka Nawrocka, Magdalena Krekora, Zbigniew Niewiadomski, Antoni Miś
FTIR spectroscopy was used to determine changes in secondary structure, as well as water state, in gluten and model doughs supplemented by four fibre polysaccharides (microcrystalline cellulose, inulin, apple pectin and citrus pectin). The gluten and model doughs were obtained from commercially available wheat gluten and model flour, respectively. The polysaccharides were used in five concentrations: 3%, 6%, 9%, 12% and 18%. Analysis of the FTIR spectra indicated that polysaccharides could be divided into two groups: first - microcrystalline cellulose and inulin, second - apple and citrus pectins that induced opposite structural changes...
June 30, 2018: Food Chemistry
My-Nhan Nguyen, Yidan Su, Helen Kiriazis, Yan Yang, Xiao-Ming Gao, Julie R McMullen, Anthony M Dart, Xiao-Jun Du
Pre-clinical studies have demonstrated that anti-galectin-3 (Gal-3) interventions are effective in attenuating cardiac remodeling, fibrosis and dysfunction. We determined, in a transgenic (TG) mouse model of fibrotic cardiomyopathy, whether galectin-3 expression was elevated and whether Gal-3 played a critical role in disease development. We studied mice with fibrotic cardiomyopathy due to cardiac overexpression of human β2 -adrenoceptor (β2 -TG). Cardiac expression levels of Gal-3 and fibrotic or inflammatory genes were determined...
February 9, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
Gema Marín-Royo, Isabel Gallardo, Ernesto Martínez-Martínez, Beatriz Gutiérrez, Raquel Jurado-López, Natalia López-Andrés, Josué Gutiérrez-Tenorio, Eduardo Rial, M V Bartolome, María Luisa Nieto, Victoria Cachofeiro
Obesity is accompanied by metabolic alterations characterized by insulin resistance and cardiac lipotoxicity. Galectin-3 (Gal-3) induces cardiac inflammation and fibrosis in the context of obesity; however, its role in the metabolic consequences of obesity is not totally established. We have investigated the potential role of Gal-3 in the cardiac metabolic disturbances associated with obesity. In addition, we have explored whether this participation is at least partially acting on mitochondrial damage. Gal-3 inhibition in rats fed a high-fat diet (HFD) for 6 weeks with modified citrus pectin (MCP; 100 mg/kg/day) attenuated the increase in cardiac levels of total triglyceride (TG)...
January 11, 2018: Disease Models & Mechanisms
Sibel Türkkan, Deniz Atila, Akın Akdağ, Ayşen Tezcaner
In this study, novel porous three-dimensional (3D) scaffolds from silk fibroin (SF) and functionalized (amidated and oxidized) citrus pectin (PEC) were developed for skin tissue engineering applications. Crosslinking was achieved by Schiff's reaction in borax presence as crosslinking coordinating agent and CaCl2 addition. After freeze-drying and methanol treatment, plasma treatment (10 W, 3 min) was applied to remove surface skin layer formed on scaffolds. 3D matrices had high porosity (83%) and interconnectivity with pore size about 120 µm that providing suitable microenvironment for cells...
January 23, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
Fredrick Onyango Ogutu, Tai-Hua Mu, Hongnan Sun, Miao Zhang
BACKGROUND: Pectin and especially modified citrus pectin possesses anticancer activity. Hence, the current study investigated anticancer activity of ultrasonic-modified sweet potato pectin (SPP) on HT-29 cells to assess its potential as a cancer therapeutic agent. METHOD: The effect of ultrasonic treatment on SPP molecular weight, galacturonic acid content, degree of methoxylation, and neutral sugar was investigated. Moreover, the effect of sonicated variant on human HT-29 cell proliferation was assessed by MTT assay, cell cytotoxicity, and apoptosis by Annexin V/PI flow cytometer and caspase-3 activity was studied...
January 2018: Nutrition and Cancer
Aline Francielle Fracasso, Camila Augusto Perussello, Danielle Carpiné, Carmen Lúcia de Oliveira Petkowicz, Charles Windson Isidoro Haminiuk
The present study aimed to investigate the physical, structural and rheological modifications caused by the chemical modification process of citrus pectin. Therefore, three commercial citrus pectins with different degree of esterification were chemically modified by sequential alkali and acidic hydrolytic process to produce modified citrus pectins (MCP) with special properties. The molar mass (Mw), degree of esterification (DE), monosaccharide composition, (13)C NMR spectra, homogeneity, morphology (SEM) and rheological behavior of both native and modified citrus pectins (MCP) were investigated...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Carlos-Ernesto Fernandez-García, Carlos Tarin, Raquel Roldan-Montero, Diego Martinez-Lopez, Monica Torres-Fonseca, Jes S Lindhot, Melina Vega de Ceniga, Jesus Egido, Natalia Lopez-Andres, Luis-Miguel Blanco-Colio, Jose-Luis Martín-Ventura
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) evolution is unpredictable and no specific treatment exists for AAA, except surgery to prevent aortic rupture. Galectin-3 has been previously associated with CVD, but its potential role in AAA has not been addressed. Galectin-3 levels were increased in the plasma of AAA patients (n=225) compared with the control group (n=100). In addition, galectin-3 concentrations were associated with the need for surgical repair, independently of potential confounding factors. Galectin-3 mRNA and protein expression were increased in human AAA samples compared with healthy aortas...
November 15, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
Miete Celus, Laura Salvia-Trujillo, Clare Kyomugasho, Ine Maes, Ann M Van Loey, Tara Grauwet, Marc E Hendrickx
The present work explored the lipid antioxidant capacity of citrus pectin addition to 5%(w/v) linseed/sunflower oil emulsions stabilized with 0.5%(w/v) Tween 80, as affected by pectin molecular characteristics. The peroxide formation in the emulsions, containing tailored pectin structures, was studied during two weeks of storage at 35°C. Low demethylesterified pectin (≤33%) exhibited a higher antioxidant capacity than high demethylesterified pectin (≥58%), probably due to its higher chelating capacity of pro-oxidative metal ions (Fe(2+)), whereas the distribution pattern of methylesters along the pectin chain only slightly affected the antioxidant capacity...
February 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
Carlos Rodriguez-Navarro, Encarnacion Ruiz-Agudo, Alejandro Burgos-Cara, Kerstin Elert, Eric F Hansen
Hydrated lime (Ca(OH)2) is a vernacular art and building material produced following slaking of CaO in water. If excess water is used, a slurry, called lime putty, forms, which has been the preferred craftsman selection for formulating lime mortars since Roman times. A variety of natural additives were traditionally added to the lime putty to improve its quality. The mucilaginous juice extracted from nopal cladodes has been and still is used as additive incorporated in the slaking water for formulation of lime mortars and plasters, both in ancient Mesoamerica and in the USA Southwest...
October 17, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
Cheppail Ramachandran, Barry Wilk, Steven J Melnick, Isaac Eliaz
Inflammation is a normal physiological process; however, dysregulation of this process may contribute to inflammatory-based chronic disorders and diseases in animals and humans. Therefore, the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of natural products, often recognized in traditional medicine systems, represent therapeutic modalities to reduce or prevent uncontrolled inflammatory processes which in turn potentially ameliorate or prevent sequelae of inflammatory-based symptoms of chronic diseases. We have investigated the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of honokiol (HNK) and modified citrus pectin (MCP) in vitro and examined whether the MCP : HNK combination has synergistic effects on antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Ernesto Martínez-Martínez, Jaime Ibarrola, Amaya Fernández-Celis, Laurent Calvier, Celine Leroy, Victoria Cachofeiro, Patrick Rossignol, Natalia López-Andrés
BACKGROUND: The pharmacological blockade of galectin-3 (Gal-3), a β-galactoside-binding lectin, reduces renal impairment in acute kidney injury, hyperaldosteronism or nephropathy. We herein investigated the effects of pharmacological Gal-3 inhibition by modified citrus pectin (MCP) in renal damage in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs). METHODS AND RESULTS: Gal-3 inhibition did not modify blood pressure levels in 30-week-old SHR. Kidney weight was higher in SHR, with no effect of MCP treatment (100 mg/kg/day in the drinking water)...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
Karin Ried, Peter Eng, Avni Sali
Background: Circulating-Tumour-Cells (CTC) provide a blood biomarker for early carcinogenesis, cancer progression and treatment effectiveness. An increase in CTCs is associated with cancer progression, a CTC decrease with cancer containment or remission. Several technologies have been developed to identify CTC, including the validated Isolation-by-Size-of-Epithelial-Tumour (ISET, Rarecells) technology, combining blood filtration and microscopy using standard histo-pathological criteria. Methods: This observational study compared CTC count to cancer status and cancer risk, by monitoring treatment effectiveness in cancer patients and by screening for CTC in asymptomatic patients with risk factors, including family history of cancer...
August 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Tanzeela Nisar, Zi-Chao Wang, Xi Yang, You Tian, Muneeb Iqbal, Yurong Guo
The increasing demand for bio-based materials to be used in food packaging has stimulated the development of novel, environmentally-friendly edible films. Antimicrobial films were developed by incorporating different levels of clove bud essential oil (0.5%, 1.0%, and 1.5%) into the citrus pectin in order to modify the functional properties of the films. Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), differential scanning calorimetry analysis (DSC) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) were performed, together with the determination of physical, optical, mechanical, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of pectin emulsified films...
January 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Jaime Ibarrola, Ernesto Martínez-Martínez, J Rafael Sádaba, Vanessa Arrieta, Amaia García-Peña, Virginia Álvarez, Amaya Fernández-Celis, Alicia Gainza, Patrick Rossignol, Victoria Cachofeiro Ramos, Natalia López-Andrés
Galectin-3 (Gal-3) is involved in cardiovascular fibrosis and aortic valve (AV) calcification. We hypothesized that Gal-3 pharmacological inhibition with modified citrus pectin (MCP) could reduce aortic and AV remodeling in normotensive rats with pressure overload (PO). Six weeks after aortic constriction, vascular Gal-3 expression was up-regulated in male Wistar rats. Gal-3 overexpression was accompanied by an increase in the aortic media layer thickness, enhanced total collagen, and augmented expression of fibrotic mediators...
July 31, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
N Karaki, A Aljawish, L Muniglia, S Bouguet-Bonnet, S Leclerc, C Paris, J Jasniewski, C Humeau-Virot
Pectin is a natural biopolymer extracted mostly from citrus peel, sugar beet and apple pomace. In order to improve its functional properties and then to enlarge the field of its potential applications, functionalization reaction of citrus pectin with ferulic acid (FA)-oxidation products was performed in aqueous medium, at 30°C and pH7.5, in the presence of Myceliophthora thermophila laccase as biocatalyst. The conjugation between FA-oxidation products and pectin was confirmed using FTIR, UV-Vis and LC-MS analyses...
September 2017: Enzyme and Microbial Technology
Yonggang Lu, Mingming Zhang, Pei Zhao, Min Jia, Bing Liu, Qian Jia, Jun Guo, Lin Dou, Jian Li
Galectin-3 is a carbohydrate-binding lectin, which has been implicated in the modulation of atherosclerotic pathophysiology, and is highly expressed in monocytes, macrophages and endothelial cells within atherosclerotic plaques. Modified citrus pectin (MCP) is produced from citrus pectin via pH and temperature modifications, which break it into shorter, non‑branched, galactose‑rich carbohydrate chains. MCP is able to tightly bind with galectin‑3, via recognition of its carbohydrate recognition domain, and facilitates the modulation of galectin‑3‑induced bioactivity...
July 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Rong Di, Malathi S Vakkalanka, Chatchaya Onumpai, Hoa K Chau, Andre White, Robert A Rastall, Kit Yam, Arland T Hotchkiss
Shiga toxin (Stx)-producing, food-contaminating Escherichia coli (STEC) is a major health concern. Plant-derived pectin and pectic-oligosaccharides (POS) have been considered as prebiotics and for the protection of humans from Stx. Of five structurally different citrus pectic samples, POS1, POS2 and modified citrus pectin 1 (MCP1) were bifidogenic with similar fermentabilities in human faecal cultures and arabinose-rich POS2 had the greatest prebiotic potential. Pectic oligosaccharides also enhanced lactobacilli growth during mixed batch faecal fermentation...
July 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
Elias Dahdouh, Salah El-Khatib, Elias Baydoun, Roula M Abdel-Massih
BACKGROUND: Pectin is a heterogeneous polysaccharide present in plants and citrus fruits. It exhibits different beneficial biological activities. Conflicting reports exist about the antimicrobial effect of pectin and its derivatives. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we investigate the antimicrobial effect of Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) against Staphylococcus aureus, a pathogen showing increasing rates of antimicrobial resistance worldwide. METHOD: Forty-three clinical isolates of S...
2017: Medicinal Chemistry
Nerea Muñoz-Almagro, Antonia Montilla, F Javier Moreno, Mar Villamiel
Pectin-derived oligosaccharides are emerging as a new generation of functional ingredients with new or improved technological and/or bioactive properties as compared to pectin. This work addresses the impact of power ultrasound (US) on the structure of citrus and apple pectin under different experimental conditions of power, amplitude and pectin concentration in aqueous and acid media, as well as in the presence of a pectinase. Results indicated that depolymerisation of both pectin increased with time and intensity of US in aqueous media and their polydispersity decreased...
December 1, 2016: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
Joanna Mierczyńska, Justyna Cybulska, Artur Zdunek
Yield, properties and functionality of pectins depend on the source material and method of extraction. The objective of this work was to compare pectinolytic enzyme activity in fresh pulp as well as the physicochemical and rheological properties of polysaccharides extracted with citric acid from six new potential sources: fruit materials - peach, blackcurrant, raspberry, strawberry, plum and a vegetable Source: carrot. The uronic acid content of polysaccharides extracted in citric acid depended on pectinolytic enzymes activity in fresh plant tissues and ranged between 16...
January 20, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
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