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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203607/epigallocatechin-gallate-a-useful-therapy-for-cognitive-disability-in-down-syndrome
#1
Fiorenza Stagni, Andrea Giacomini, Marco Emili, Sandra Guidi, Elisabetta Ciani, Renata Bartesaghi
Neurodevelopmental alterations and cognitive disability are constant features of Down syndrome (DS), a genetic condition due to triplication of chromosome 21. DYRK1A is one of the triplicated genes that is thought to be strongly involved in brain alterations. Treatment of Dyrk1A transgenic mice with epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an inhibitor of DYRK1A, improves cognitive performance, suggesting that EGCG may represent a suitable treatment of DS. Evidence in the Ts65Dn mouse model of DS shows that EGCG restores hippocampal development, although this effect is ephemeral...
2017: Neurogenesis (Austin, Tex.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177724/dose-dependent-decrease-in-mortality-with-no-cognitive-or-muscle-function-improvements-due-to-dietary-egcg-supplementation-in-aged-mice
#2
Brandt D Pence, Tushar K Bhattacharya, Pul Park, Jennifer L Rytych, Jacob M Allen, Yi Sun, Robert H McCusker, Keith W Kelley, Rodney W Johnson, Justin S Rhodes, Jeffrey A Woods
We have previously shown that a diet containing epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and beta-alanine is not effective in improving either cognitive or muscle function in aged (18 month) mice (Gibbons et al. Behav Brain Res 2014, Pence et al. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 2016). However, this diet reduced oxidative stress in the brain, and previous studies using longer-term interventions and other doses have documented beneficial effects in cognitive and muscle function, especially with EGCG. Here we hypothesized that a different dose of EGCG or longer feeding period would be more efficacious in improving cognition...
January 5, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112361/modulation-of-mmp-2-and-mmp-9-secretion-by-cytokines-inducers-and-inhibitors-in-human-glioblastoma-t-98g-cells
#3
M Waheed Roomi, Tatiana Kalinovsky, Matthias Rath, Aleksandra Niedzwiecki
Brain tumors are highly aggressive, characterized by the secretion of high levels of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and MMP-9 that degrade the extracellular matrix and basement membrane, allowing cancer cells to spread to distal organs. Various cytokines, mitogens, growth factors, inducers and inhibitors control MMP activity. We investigated the roles of these in the regulation of MMP-2 and MMP-9 in human glioblastoma T-98G cells. Human T-98G cells were grown in DME supplemented with 15% fetal bovine serum and antibiotics in 24-well tissue culture plates...
January 19, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056735/effect-of-green-tea-phytochemicals-on-mood-and-cognition
#4
Christina Dietz, Matthijs Dekker
BACKGROUND: Green tea is traditionally known to induce mental clarity, cognitive function, physical activation and relaxation. Recently, a special green tea, matcha tea, is rapidly gaining popularity throughout the world and is frequently referred to as a mood- and brain food. Matcha tea consumption leads to much higher intake of green tea phytochemicals compared to regular green tea. Previous research on tea constituents caffeine, L-theanine, and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) repeatedly demonstrated benefits on mood and cognitive performance...
January 5, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049055/synergistic-effects-of-negatively-charged-hydrophobic-nanoparticles-and-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-on-inhibiting-amyloid-%C3%AE-protein-aggregation
#5
Hongchen Liu, Linling Yu, Xiaoyan Dong, Yan Sun
Fibrillogenesis of amyloid β-protein (Aβ) in human brain has been implicated as the main cause of Alzheimer's disease. A few small molecules from natural sources have been discovered for their inhibition effects on Aβ fibrillation, of which (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is one of the most broadly investigated compounds for its potent inhibitory activity. However, in vivo applicability of the inhibitors is largely limited by their low transmembrane efficiency. Hence, it is of great significance to develop inhibition systems that function at low concentrations...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941526/epigallocatechin-gallate-extends-therapeutic-window-of-recombinant-tissue-plasminogen-activator-treatment-for-brain-ischemic-stroke-a-randomized-double-blind-and-placebo-controlled-trial
#6
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Xue-Hui Wang, Yi-Ping You
OBJECTIVES: Recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) is a safe and effective treatment for acute brain ischemia stroke, albeit with a narrow therapeutic window. We aimed to assess the effect of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) in extending the rt-PA treatment window in this clinical trial among stroke patients. METHODS: Patients were randomly assigned according to their onset-to-treatment time (OTT) and were then treated with rt-PA simultaneously with EGCG or placebo...
January 2017: Clinical Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846826/natural-product-htp-screening-for-antibacterial-e-coli-0157-h7-and-anti-inflammatory-agents-in-lps-from-e-coli-o111-b4-activated-macrophages-and-microglial-cells-focus-on-sepsis
#7
Elizabeth A Mazzio, Nan Li, David Bauer, Patricia Mendonca, Equar Taka, Mohammed Darb, Leeshawn Thomas, Henry Williams, Karam F A Soliman
BACKGROUND: Acute systemic inflammatory response syndrome arising from infection can lead to multiple organ failure and death, with greater susceptibility occurring in immunocompromised individuals. Moreover, sub-acute chronic inflammation is a contributor to the pathology of diverse degenerative diseases (Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and arthritis). Given the known limitations in Western medicine to treat a broad range of inflammatory related illness as well as the emergence of antibiotic resistance, there is a renewed interest in complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) to achieve these means...
November 15, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844057/combined-treatment-with-environmental-enrichment-and-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-ameliorates-learning-deficits-and-hippocampal-alterations-in-a-mouse-model-of-down-syndrome
#8
Silvina Catuara-Solarz, Jose Espinosa-Carrasco, Ionas Erb, Klaus Langohr, Juan Ramon Gonzalez, Cedric Notredame, Mara Dierssen
Intellectual disability in Down syndrome (DS) is accompanied by altered neuro-architecture, deficient synaptic plasticity, and excitation-inhibition imbalance in critical brain regions for learning and memory. Recently, we have demonstrated beneficial effects of a combined treatment with green tea extract containing (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) and cognitive stimulation in young adult DS individuals. Although we could reproduce the cognitive-enhancing effects in mouse models, the underlying mechanisms of these beneficial effects are unknown...
September 2016: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829351/recent-updates-in-imperative-natural-compounds-for-healthy-brain-and-nerve-function-a-systematic-review-of-implications-for-multiple-sclerosis
#9
Nima Sanadgol, Shahram Shahraki Zahedani, Mohammad Sharifzadeh, Roghayeh Khalseh, Gullam Reza Barbari, Mohammad Abdollahi
BACKGROUND: The evolution of the 'Green' movement in western society has changed attitudes in the general population who now perceive natural compounds as being inherently harmless and more desirable than artificial chemical products. OBJECTIVE: Considering the growing interest towards introducing naturally emerged medicines, the purpose of this review was to overview the ongoing research into prevention and treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) lesions. METHOD: This review was carried out by searching bibliographic databases such as PubMed and Scopus for studies reported between 1th January 2008 to 30rd January 2016 on MS patients or animal models of MS, investigating the beneficial effects of natural compounds in MS treatment...
November 8, 2016: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659729/chronic-infusion-of-epigallocatechin-3-o-gallate-into-the-hypothalamic-paraventricular-nucleus-attenuates-hypertension-and-sympathoexcitation-by-restoring-neurotransmitters-and-cytokines
#10
Qiu-Yue Yi, Hong-Bao Li, Jie Qi, Xiao-Jing Yu, Chan-Juan Huo, Xiang Li, Juan Bai, Hong-Li Gao, Bo Kou, Kai-Li Liu, Dong-Dong Zhang, Wen-Sheng Chen, Wei Cui, Guo-Qing Zhu, Xiao-Lian Shi, Yu-Ming Kang
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the brain are involved in the pathogenesis of hypertension. Epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCG), one of the active compounds in green tea, has anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and vascular protective properties. This study was designed to determine whether chronic infusion of EGCG into the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN) attenuates ROS and sympathetic activity and delays the progression of hypertension by up-regulating anti-inflammatory cytokines, reducing pro-inflammatory cytokines (PICs) and decreasing nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) activity, as well as restoring the neurotransmitters balance in the PVN of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR)...
November 16, 2016: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27639810/potential-for-brain-accessibility-and-analysis-of-stability-of-selected-flavonoids-in-relation-to-neuroprotection-in-vitro
#11
Lea Pogačnik, Katja Pirc, Inês Palmela, Mihaela Skrt, Kim S Kwang, Dora Brites, Maria Alexandra Brito, Nataša Poklar Ulrih, Rui F M Silva
Natural food sources constitute a promising source of new compounds with neuroprotective properties, once they have the ability to reach the brain. Our aim was to evaluate the brain accessibility of quercetin, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and cyanidin-3-glucoside (C3G) in relation to their neuroprotective capability. Primary cortical neuron cultures were exposed to oxidative insult in the absence and presence of the selected compounds, and neuroprotection was assessed through evaluation of apoptotic-like and necrotic-like cell death...
September 14, 2016: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27457036/short-and-long-term-effects-of-neonatal-pharmacotherapy-with-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-on-hippocampal-development-in-the-ts65dn-mouse-model-of-down-syndrome
#12
Fiorenza Stagni, Andrea Giacomini, Marco Emili, Stefania Trazzi, Sandra Guidi, Martina Sassi, Elisabetta Ciani, Roberto Rimondini, Renata Bartesaghi
Cognitive disability is an unavoidable feature of Down syndrome (DS), a genetic disorder due to the triplication of human chromosome 21. DS is associated with alterations of neurogenesis, neuron maturation and connectivity that are already present at prenatal life stages. Recent evidence shows that pharmacotherapies can have a large impact on the trisomic brain provided that they are administered perinatally. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), the major polyphenol of green tea, performs many actions in the brain, including inhibition of DYRK1A, a kinase that is over-expressed in the DS brain and contributes to the DS phenotype...
October 1, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27400086/the-antioxidant-effect-of-green-tea-mega-egcg-against-electromagnetic-radiation-induced-oxidative-stress-in-the-hippocampus-and-striatum-of-rats
#13
Nawal A Ahmed, Nasr M Radwan, Heba S Aboul Ezz, Noha A Salama
Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) of cellular phones may affect biological systems by increasing free radicals and changing the antioxidant defense systems of tissues, eventually leading to oxidative stress. Green tea has recently attracted significant attention due to its health benefits in a variety of disorders, ranging from cancer to weight loss. Thus, the aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of EMR (frequency 900 MHz modulated at 217 Hz, power density 0.02 mW/cm(2), SAR 1.245 W/kg) on different oxidative stress parameters in the hippocampus and striatum of adult rats...
2017: Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27268025/potential-neuroprotective-properties-of-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-egcg
#14
REVIEW
Neha Atulkumar Singh, Abul Kalam Azad Mandal, Zaved Ahmed Khan
Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD) enforce an overwhelming social and economic burden on society. They are primarily characterized through the accumulation of modified proteins, which further trigger biological responses such as inflammation, oxidative stress, excitotoxicity and modulation of signalling pathways. In a hope for cure, these diseases have been studied extensively over the last decade to successfully develop symptom-oriented therapies. However, so far no definite cure has been found...
June 7, 2016: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27080069/neurorestorative-effects-of-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-on-cognitive-function-in-a-chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion-rat-model
#15
Jae-Young Han, Jung-Kook Kim, Jae-Hong Kim, Bong-Seok Oh, Wan-Ju Cho, Young Do Jung, Sam-Gyu Lee
PURPOSE: This study investigated whether (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) can enhance cognition by a neurorestorative effect in a rat model of bilateral common carotid artery occlusion (BCCAO). METHODS: Forty-eight male, 8-week-old Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly allocated to four groups 6 weeks after BCCAO or sham operation: EGCG-single intravenous injection (25 mg/kg/day; SIV group), EGCG-multiple intraperitoneal injection (50 mg/kg/day for 5 days; MIP group), untreated BCCAO group (untreated group), and sham-operated group (sham group)...
April 11, 2016: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27038929/-epigallocatechin-gallate-inhibits-asymmetric-dimethylarginine-induced-injury-in-human-brain-microvascular-endothelial-cells
#16
Jia Li, Zhiming Zhang, Lianjie Lv, Haibo Qiao, Xiuju Chen, Changlin Zou
(-)-Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the main polyphenol component of green tea (leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant). EGCG has been reported to protect human brain microvascular endothelial cells (HBMECs) against injury in several models. However, the exact mechanism is still unclear. In the current study we found that EGCG protected against asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA)-induced HBMEC injury, and inhibited ADMA-induced reactive oxygen species production and malondialdehyde expression. At the same time, we found that pretreatment with EGCG attenuated the upregulation of Bax and the downregulation of Bcl-2, thus confirming the cellular protective properties of EGCG against ADMA-induced apoptosis...
August 2016: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27030967/egcg-inhibited-lipofuscin-formation-based-on-intercepting-amyloidogenic-%C3%AE-sheet-rich-structure-conversion
#17
Shuxian Cai, Heng Yang, Kewu Zeng, Jing Zhang, Ni Zhong, Yingzi Wang, Jing Ye, Pengfei Tu, Zhonghua Liu
BACKGROUND: Lipofuscin (LF) is formed during lipid peroxidation and sugar glycosylation by carbonyl-amino crosslinks with biomacrolecules, and accumulates slowly within postmitotic cells. The environmental pollution, modern dietary culture and lifestyle changes have been found to be the major sources of reactive carbonyl compounds in vivo. Irreversible carbonyl-amino crosslinks induced by carbonyl stress are essentially toxiferous for aging-related functional losses in modern society...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27005305/egcg-stabilizes-growth-cone-filopodia-and-impairs-retinal-ganglion-cell-axon-guidance
#18
Karen Atkinson-Leadbeater, Carrie L Hehr, Jill Johnston, Gabriel Bertolesi, Sarah McFarlane
BACKGROUND: Antioxidants such as the green tea polyphenol epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) are neuroprotective under many conditions in mature nervous systems; however, their impact has rarely been explored in developing nervous systems, in which a critical step is the formation of connections between neurons. Axons emerge from newly formed neurons and are led by a dynamic structure found at their tip called a growth cone. Here we explore the impact of EGCG on the development of retinal ganglion cell (RGC) axons, which connect the eye to the brain...
June 2016: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26964795/the-polyphenols-resveratrol-and-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-restore-the-severe-impairment-of-mitochondria-in-hippocampal-progenitor-cells-from-a-down-syndrome-mouse-model
#19
Daniela Valenti, Lidia de Bari, Domenico de Rasmo, Anna Signorile, Alexandra Henrion-Caude, Andrea Contestabile, Rosa Anna Vacca
Mitochondrial dysfunctions critically impair nervous system development and are potentially involved in the pathogenesis of various neurodevelopmental disorders, including Down syndrome (DS), the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability. Previous studies from our group demonstrated impaired mitochondrial activity in peripheral cells from DS subjects and the efficacy of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) - a natural polyphenol major component of green tea - to counteract the mitochondrial energy deficit...
June 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26944334/nitric-oxide-pathway-activity-modulation-alters-the-protective-effects-of-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-on-reserpine-induced-impairment-in-rats
#20
Cheng-Neng Chen, Kuo-Chi Chang, Rui-Feng Lin, Mao-Hsien Wang, Ruoh-Lan Shih, Hsiang-Chien Tseng, Hung-Sheng Soung, Cheng-Chia Tsai
Reserpine (RES) has been reported to increase the brain's neural oxidative stress and cause cognitive dysfunction. Having powerful antioxidative properties, green tea catechins, especially (-)epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), are able to protect against many oxidative injuries. In this study, we examined the protecting properties of EGCG on RES-induced impairment of short-term memory in three-month-old male Wistar rats. RES (1mg/kg i.p.) induced memory impairment (p<0.001) as evaluated by the social recognition task...
May 15, 2016: Behavioural Brain Research
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