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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5201-5210, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878808

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Persimmon (Diospyros kaki L.) leaves are popular as a tea infusion in Asia and their main active ingredients are flavonoids. The present study aimed to explore the anticancer properties of flavonoids isolated from persimmon leaves (PLF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We investigated the in vitro anti-proliferative activity of PLF against several human cancer cell lines. Apoptosis and intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) induced by PLF were accessed using high-content analysis with florescent staining. The ability of PLF to scavenge free radicals was evaluated by 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) assay. RESULTS: PLF demonstrated significant inhibition of proliferation of liver, breast, and colorectal cancer cells in vitro. PLF induced apoptosis and increased intracellular ROS levels in HCT116 (colorectal cancer) and HepG2 (liver cancer) cells. In addition, PLF showed strong free radical scavenging ability. CONCLUSION: The anti-proliferation activity of PLF against cancer cells was related to the induction of apoptosis and oxidative stress.


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Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Diospyros/química , Flavonoides/farmacologia , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Folhas de Planta/química , Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/química , Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/isolamento & purificação , Antioxidantes/química , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Flavonoides/química , Flavonoides/isolamento & purificação , Humanos , Extratos Vegetais/química , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0229477, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32822343

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The research was conducted in the "logical series" of seven ligands: chromone, flavone, 3-hydroxyflavone, 3,7-dihydroxyflavone, galangin, kaempferol and quercetin. Each subsequent ligand differs from the previous one, among others by an additional hydroxyl group. The studied chromone derivatives are plant secondary metabolites which play an important role in growth, reproduction, and resistance to pathogens. They are important food ingredients with valuable pro-health properties. The studies of the relationships between their molecular structure and biological activity facilitate searching for new chemical compounds with important biological properties not by trial and error, but concerning the impact of specific changes in their structure on the compound properties. Therefore several pectroscopic methods (FT-IR, FT-Raman, 1H and 13C NMR) were applied to study the molecular structure of the compounds in the series. Moreover the quantum-chemical calculations at B3LYP/6-311++G** were performed to obtained the theoretical NMR spectra, NBO atomic charge, global reactivity descriptors and thermodynamic parameters. The antioxidant activity of the compounds was tested in the DPPH and FRAP assays and the mechanism of antioxidant activity was discussed based on the results on theoretical calculations. The cytotoxicity of the ligands toward human epithelial colorectal adenocarcinoma Caco2 cells was estimated and correlated with the lipophilicity of the compounds. The principal component analyses (PCA) and hierarchical cluster analysis were used to study the dependency between the molecular structure of ligands and their biological activity. The experimental data were related to the theoretical ones. The found regular changes in physicochemical properties correlated well with the systematic changes in antioxidant and biological properties.


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Antineoplásicos/química , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Antioxidantes/química , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Cromonas/química , Cromonas/farmacologia , Dieta , Células CACO-2 , Teoria da Densidade Funcional , Humanos , Interações Hidrofóbicas e Hidrofílicas , Relação Estrutura-Atividade
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AAPS PharmSciTech ; 21(6): 226, 2020 Aug 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32761293

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Approximately 40% of compounds in clinical drug development suffer from solubility and bioavailability challenges. Evidence from literature demonstrates the growing interest to utilize flavonoids as potential compounds owing to their widespread therapeutic utility in various ailments. Nobiletin (NOB), one such dietary polymethoxylated flavonoid found in citrus fruits, has multiple pharmacological effects such as antioxidant, anti-microbial, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory. It is useful in cancer, inflammatory bowel diseases, atherosclerosis, obesity, and Alzheimer's disease. Although preclinical studies demonstrate the therapeutic utility of NOB, it suffers from serious biopharmaceutical limitations such as low aqueous solubility (below 1 µg/ml), poor permeability across biological barriers, and low bioavailability. To overcome these biopharmaceutical challenges associated with NOB, the use of advanced formulations and nanotechnology-based strategies appears to be a promising approach to potentiate its therapeutic action. Multiple reviews cover the various therapeutic benefits of NOB in various diseases; however, there is an absence of a comprehensive review that focuses on the formulation development strategies of NOB. The purpose of this review is to provide a concise perspective on NOB as a candidate molecule for formulation development. The manuscript covers various aspects related to NOB, such as its chemistry, physicochemical properties, and pharmacological effects. This is also a thorough review of various formulation development strategies with advances made in the past years to improve the solubility, bioavailability, and therapeutic efficacy of NOB. The review also contains information related to toxicity and patents involving NOB and its formulation.


Assuntos
Antioxidantes/química , Composição de Medicamentos , Flavonas/química , Nanotecnologia , Animais , Antioxidantes/farmacocinética , Disponibilidade Biológica , Flavonas/farmacocinética , Humanos , Solubilidade
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 15: 4969-4990, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32764930

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Background: Polyphenols possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties and have been used in the treatment of skin wounds and burns. We previously showed that tannic acid-modified AgNPs sized >26 nm promote wound healing, while tannic acid-modified AgNPs sized 13 nm can elicit strong local inflammatory response. In this study, we tested bimetallic Au@AgNPs sized 30 nm modified with selected flavonoid and non-flavonoid compounds for wound healing applications. Methods: Bimetallic Au@AgNPs were obtained by growing an Ag layer on AuNPs and further modified with selected polyphenols. After toxicity tests and in vitro scratch assay in HaCaT cells, modified lymph node assay as well as the mouse splint wound model were further used to access the wound healing potential of selected non-toxic modifications. Results: Tannic acid, gallic acid, polydatin, resveratrol, catechin, epicatechin, epigallocatechin, epicatechin gallate, epigallocatechin gallate and procyanidin B2 used to modify Au@AgNPs exhibited good toxicological profiles in HaCaT cells. Au@AgNPs modified with 15 µM tannic acid, 200 µM resveratrol, 200 µM epicatechin gallate, 1000 µM gallic acid and 200 µM procyanidin B2 induced wound healing in vivo and did not lead to the local irritation or inflammation. Tannic acid-modified Au@AgNPs induced epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) - like re-epithelialization, while other polyphenol modifications of Au@AgNPs acted through proliferation and wound closure. Conclusion: Bimetallic Au@AgNPs can be used as a basis for modification with selected polyphenols for topical uses. In addition, we have demonstrated that particular polyphenols used to modify bimetallic nanoparticles may show different effects upon different stages of wound healing.


Assuntos
Ouro/química , Nanopartículas Metálicas/química , Polifenóis/química , Polifenóis/farmacologia , Prata/química , Cicatrização/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Antioxidantes/química , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Biflavonoides/química , Catequina/análogos & derivados , Catequina/química , Camundongos , Proantocianidinas/química , Taninos/química
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Food Chem ; 332: 127429, 2020 Dec 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32645678

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Thermal processing is a traditional method for processing hawthorn into food or medicine. In this study, the compositions of free and bound phenolic compounds in raw hawthorn were analyzed by ultra-performance liquid chromatography quadrupole-time of flight mass spectrometry, and the effect of thermal processing on phenolics and antioxidant activity was determined. Among the phenolics identified in unheated hawthorn, 26 were soluble, while only 10 were insoluble-bound. Thermal processing caused a significant reduction in total soluble phenolics content, but an increase in total insoluble-bound phenolics (p < 0.05). Procyanidin B2 and epicatechin showed the largest decreases in content, and were not detected in well-cooked hawthorn. The antioxidant activity also clearly decreased, with the chlorogenic acid, procyanidin B2, hyperoside, and isoquercetin contents correlating significantly (p < 0.05) with antioxidant activity. In general, the effect of thermal processes on phenolics and antioxidant activity was dependent on the types of phenolics and processing conditions.


Assuntos
Antioxidantes/química , Crataegus/química , Manipulação de Alimentos/métodos , Fenóis/química , Extratos Vegetais/química , Antioxidantes/isolamento & purificação , Cromatografia Líquida , Temperatura Alta , Fenóis/isolamento & purificação , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(31): 18216-18223, 2020 08 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32680962

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Cysteine disulfides, which constitute an important component in biological redox buffer systems, are highly reactive toward the hydroxyl radical (•OH). The mechanistic details of this reaction, however, remain unclear, largely due to the difficulty in characterizing unstable reaction products. Herein, we have developed a combined approach involving mass spectrometry (MS) and theoretical calculations to investigate reactions of •OH with cysteine disulfides (Cys-S-S-R) in the gas phase. Four types of first-generation products were identified: protonated ions of the cysteine thiyl radical (+Cys-S•), cysteine (+Cys-SH), cysteine sulfinyl radical (+Cys-SO•), and cysteine sulfenic acid (+Cys-SOH). The relative reaction rates and product branching ratios responded sensitively to the electronic property of the R group, providing key evidence to deriving a two-step reaction mechanism. The first step involved •OH conducting a back-side attack on one of the sulfur atoms, forming sulfenic acid (-SOH) and thiyl radical (-S•) product pairs. A subsequent H transfer step within the product complex was favored for protonated systems, generating sulfinyl radical (-SO•) and thiol (-SH) products. Because sulfenic acid is a potent scavenger of peroxyl radicals, our results implied that cysteine disulfide can form two lines of defense against reactive oxygen species, one using the cysteine disulfide itself and the other using the sulfenic acid product of the conversion of cysteine disulfide. This aspect suggested that, in a nonpolar environment, cysteine disulfides might play a more active role in the antioxidant network than previously appreciated.


Assuntos
Antioxidantes/química , Cisteína/química , Radical Hidroxila/química , Espectrometria de Massas , Modelos Moleculares , Estrutura Molecular , Compostos de Sulfidrila/química
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0236319, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32726328

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Jacaranda mimosifolia trees are grown in frost-free regions globally. The aim of this study was to evaluate the methanol crude extract and various fractions of increasing polarity of J. mimosifolia leaves for bioactive metabolites, as well as antimicrobial, antioxidant and anticancer activities. The anti-inflammatory potential of the various fractions of J. mimosifolia leaf extract was studied via the lipoxygenase (LOX) inhibitory assay. Methanol crude extract (ME), derived fractions extracted with chloroform (CF) and ethyl acetate (EAF), and residual aqueous extract (AE) of dried J. mimosifolia leaves were assayed for polyphenolic compounds, their antioxidant, antimicrobial and lipoxygenase (LOX) inhibitory activities, and anticancer properties. Polyphenolic compounds were determined via HPLC while phytochemicals (total phenolics, flavonoids, tannins and ortho-diphenol contents), antioxidant activities (DPPH, hydrogen peroxideperoxide, hydroxyl and superoxide radical anions) and LOX were measured via spectrophotometry. Methanol extracts and various fractions were evaluated for antibacterial activities against Bacillus subtilis, Klebsiella pneumonia, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. Antifungal potential of the fractions was tested against three species: Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus fumigatus and Fusarium oxysporum. The highest values for total phenolic content (TPC), total flavonoid content (TFC), flavonols, tannins and ortho-diphenols were in the ME, followed by CF > EAF > AE. ME also had the highest antioxidant activity with EC50 values 48±1.3, 45±2.4, 42±1.3 and 46±1.3 µg/mL based on the DPPH, hydrogen peroxide, hydroxyl radical and superoxide radical assays, respectively. TPC and TFC showed a significant, strong and positive correlation with the values for each of these antioxidant activities. ME exhibited anti-inflammatory potential based on its LOX inhibitory activity (IC50 = 1.3 µg/mL). ME also had the maximum antibacterial and antifungal potential, followed by EAF > CF > AE. Furthermore, ME showed the strongest cytotoxic effect (EC50 = 10.7 and 17.3 µg/mL) against human hormone-dependent prostate carcinoma (LnCaP) and human lung carcinoma (LU-1) cell lines, respectively. Bioactive compounds present in leaf methanol extracts of J. mimosifolia were identified using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Fifteen compounds were identified including phenolic and alcoholic compounds, as well as fatty acids. Our results suggest that J. mimosifolia leaves are a good source of natural products with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties for potential therapeutic, nutraceutical and functional food applications.


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Anti-Infecciosos/farmacologia , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Bignoniaceae/química , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Anti-Infecciosos/química , Antioxidantes/química , Aspergillus/efeitos dos fármacos , Aspergillus/patogenicidade , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Citotoxinas/química , Citotoxinas/farmacologia , Humanos , Inibidores de Lipoxigenase/química , Inibidores de Lipoxigenase/farmacologia , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias/patologia , Extratos Vegetais/química , Folhas de Planta/química , Staphylococcus aureus/efeitos dos fármacos , Staphylococcus aureus/patogenicidade
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Food Chem ; 332: 127409, 2020 Dec 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32615388

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This work reports a new method to evaluate the antioxidant capacity of infusions and beverages, based on superoxide radicals. Radicals produced by the enzymatic reaction between acetylcholinesterase and hypoxanthine oxidized antioxidant molecules present in commercially available samples or standard solutions, which was monitored by means of cyclic voltammetry using a carbon paste electrode. The Trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC) of red wine, coffee and green tea determined using this method were: (1.20 ± 0.06), (0.90 ± 0.02), and (0.65 ± 0.02), respectively. This method suggested TEACred wine > TEACcoffee > TEACgreen tea, which is the same as DPPH, spectrophotometric method. However, the electrochemical one proposed here is rapid and simple.


Assuntos
Antioxidantes/química , Bebidas/análise , Técnicas Eletroquímicas/métodos , Superóxidos/química , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Café/química , Eletrodos , Concentração de Íons de Hidrogênio , Hipoxantina/química , Hipoxantina/metabolismo , Oxirredução , Superóxidos/metabolismo , Chá/química , Vinho/análise , Xantina Oxidase/metabolismo
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Food Chem ; 332: 127390, 2020 Dec 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32603922

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Revalorization of mushroom by-product (stalks of A. bisporus) by extracting its components is proposed. The extraction kinetics at 25 °C of ergosterol, phenolic compounds and antioxidant activity by mechanical agitation (at 130 rpm) and ultrasound assistance (at 182 and 321 W/L) in 70 and 96% v/v ethanol/water solutions during 30 min were evaluated and satisfactorily modelled, using the Weibull model (mean relative error ≤ 7.8%). The effect of the ethanol concentration was high in the ergosterol extraction yield (2 times higher yields in 96% than in 70%) but slight in those of phenolic compounds and antioxidant activity. Ultrasound assistance promoted considerable yield increases (up to 2 times higher in ergosterol, 46% in phenolic compounds and 25% in antioxidant activity) depending on the ethanol concentration and ultrasound power density. The residues after extraction were characterized and constituted a potential source of high value polysaccharides as ß-glucans (average 12.2 ± 1.7g/100 g dm).


Assuntos
Agaricales/química , Antioxidantes/química , Ergosterol/química , Extração em Fase Sólida/métodos , beta-Glucanas/química , Agaricales/metabolismo , Antioxidantes/isolamento & purificação , Ergosterol/isolamento & purificação , Etanol/química , Modelos Teóricos , Fenóis/química , Sonicação
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Food Chem ; 332: 127382, 2020 Dec 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32619943

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Sea buckthorn (Hippophaë rhamnoides L.) berries have high biological value as a rich source of phenolic compounds, fatty acids and vitamins A, C, E. Due to the high organic acid content and sour taste, the fruits are rarely used in juice production. Therefore, the study aimed to determine the metabolic activity of Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus plantarum subsp. argentoratensis and Oenococcus oeni strains along with the dynamics of changes in organic acids, sugars, phenolic compounds, and antioxidant activity during 72-h fermentation of 100% sea buckthorn and mixed with apple (1:1) juices. The strongest malolactic conversion was in mixed juices (to 75.0%). The most efficient strains were L. plantarum DSM 10492, 20174 and 6872. L. plantarum strains caused an increase in flavonols and antioxidant activity of sea buckthorn-apple juices. The results can be used to select conditions and strains in industrial-scale fermentation, to produce novel sea buckthorn products and increase their consumption.


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Antioxidantes/química , Sucos de Frutas e Vegetais/análise , Ácido Láctico/metabolismo , Malatos/metabolismo , Fenóis/metabolismo , Açúcares/metabolismo , Fermentação , Flavonóis/química , Flavonóis/metabolismo , Frutas/química , Frutas/metabolismo , Hippophae/química , Hippophae/metabolismo , Concentração de Íons de Hidrogênio , Lactobacillus/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Lactobacillus/metabolismo , Malus/química , Malus/metabolismo , Oenococcus/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Oenococcus/metabolismo , Fenóis/química
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Food Chem ; 332: 127385, 2020 Dec 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32623125

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A promising way of processing Baltic herring, Clupea harengus membras, is turning the fish into boneless mince. However, Baltic herring is prone to lipid oxidation, which possesses a challenge for industrial applications. The aim of this work was to study the efficacy of press cakes from Finnish berries and a supercritical CO2 plant extract to limit lipid oxidation during frozen storage of Baltic herring mince and to determine the impact of these additions on consumer acceptance in a fish product. Peroxide value, formation of volatile oxidation products and loss of polyunsaturated fatty acids showed that the tested natural additives decreased oxidation to a greater or similar extent as conventional antioxidants during 10-month storage. While potential of berry press cakes and plant extracts as "green label antioxidants" was shown, consumer study indicated need for further research to reach both optimal antioxidative efficacy and sensory properties.


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Cromatografia com Fluido Supercrítico/métodos , Produtos Pesqueiros/análise , Extratos Vegetais/química , Animais , Antioxidantes/química , Dióxido de Carbono/química , Ácidos Docosa-Hexaenoicos/análise , Ácido Eicosapentaenoico/análise , Peixes , Congelamento , Lipídeos/análise , Fenóis/análise , Compostos Orgânicos Voláteis/análise
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Food Chem ; 331: 127264, 2020 Nov 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32619906

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This work aimed to develop a method permitting an informed choice of antioxidants to reduce carcinogenic heterocyclic aromatic amine (HAA) formation during proteinaceous food cooking. Therefore, a three-step approach was developed. First, the most promising antioxidants were selected using molecular modeling approaches. For this, analog design was used to highlight the most suitable antioxidants based on their diversification potential using bioisosteric replacement. Then, structure activity relationship studies allowed drawing the relevant properties for inhibiting HAA formation and explained partly the inhibitory activity. Secondly, the approved antioxidants were tested in ground beef patties to assess their inhibitory properties against HAA formation. Resveratrol was found to be the most efficient as it totally inhibited MeIQ and reduced MeIQx and PhIP formation by 40 and 70%, respectively. Finally, natural ingredients rich in these antioxidants were evaluated. Oregano was found to totally inhibit MeIQ formation and to reduce by half MeIQx and PhIP formation.


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Antioxidantes/química , Culinária/métodos , Compostos Heterocíclicos/química , Carne Vermelha , Relação Estrutura-Atividade , Aminas/química , Animais , Bovinos , Modelos Moleculares , Origanum/química , Extratos Vegetais , Quinolinas/química , Quinoxalinas/química , Resveratrol/química , Chá , Vinho
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Food Chem ; 333: 127442, 2020 Dec 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32673950

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Betalains are violet-red, natural food grade pigments with health benefits; however, their stability limits its use in industrial food processing. This can be overcome by placing the betalains in lecithin nanoliposomes (NLs), which causes a 76% improvement of betalain colour and stability. Extended sonication time (8 min) lowered the zeta potential (-47.5 to -40.8), and particle size (74.23 to 55.35 nm). Zeta potential, particle size, and polydispersity index of Betalain NLs (BNLs) didn't change significantly during storage (40 days). Degradation in the colour of BNLs was observed only at 121 °C (20 min) while the native juice degraded at 100 °C (20 min). BNLs were incorporated in gummy candies (GuCa) to improve its colour stability. The betalain retention, colour, texture, antioxidant activity, and shelf-life of the GuCa during storage (5 °C, 28 days) demonstrated the efficacy of BNLs to be explored as a natural colourant for the food industry.


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Betalaínas/química , Doces , Caryophyllales/química , Frutas/química , Lipossomos/química , Antioxidantes/química , Cor , Dieta Vegana , Manipulação de Alimentos/métodos , Armazenamento de Alimentos , Sucos de Frutas e Vegetais , Humanos , Nanoestruturas/química , Espectroscopia de Infravermelho com Transformada de Fourier , Paladar , Temperatura
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Food Chem ; 333: 127510, 2020 Dec 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32673958

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Aqueous coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) dispersions were prepared using sugary maize dendrimer-like glucan (SMDG) with solid-dispersion treatment. After measuring solubility, recovery rate and loading rate, the initial weight ratio of CoQ10:SMDG was optimized to be 1:27, with the solubility markedly increasing up 188.8-folds compared to pure CoQ10 solution. The structural characterizations of CoQ10-SMDG formulation showed crystal CoQ10 was entrapped in SMDG matrix for amorphous state, associated with the strong interactions with glucan chains. The antioxidant activity of CoQ10-SMDG was assessed via DPPH and FRAP assay. DPPH scavenging activity and FRAP value of it were as high as 95.1% and 0.87 mM, respectively. The cellular uptake of CoQ10 in CoQ10-SMDG group was significantly higher than that of natural CoQ10. CoQ10-SMDG also exhibited significant protective effects against cellular damage in H2O2-induced HaCaT cell model. The results indicated that dendrimer-like glucan is an excellent platform to encapsulate and improve biological activity of hydropholic compounds.


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Antioxidantes/química , Glucanos/química , Nanopartículas/química , Ubiquinona/análogos & derivados , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Linhagem Celular , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Dendrímeros/química , Humanos , Peróxido de Hidrogênio/química , Peróxido de Hidrogênio/toxicidade , Queratinócitos/citologia , Queratinócitos/metabolismo , Peroxidação de Lipídeos/efeitos dos fármacos , Tamanho da Partícula , Solubilidade , Ubiquinona/química , Ubiquinona/metabolismo
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Food Chem ; 333: 127506, 2020 Dec 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32679417

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Artichoke floral stems (AFS) food waste by-products were examined for their phytochemical constituents and their in vitro and in vivo biological activities. Although that the highest total phenol content and total flavonoid content were found in ethyl acetate extract, methanol extract possessed the strongest DPPH and ABTS radical scavenging activity, and showed the highest reducing ferric antioxidant power (FRAP). The anti-acetylcholinesterase activity was higher in butanol extract, whereas the ethyl acetate extract had the highest inhibitory effect on heat-induced protein denaturation. In alloxan-induced diabetic mice, the AFS methanol extract (AFSE) rich in caffeoylquinic acids and flavones reduced blood glucose, alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alkaline phosphatase, creatinine, and improved liver, and renal antioxidative status. Administration of AFSE to diabetic mice reduced total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL-cholesterol, and the atherogenic index of plasma (AIP) suggesting its hypolipidemic action. Overall, AFS could be considered as attractive source of health-promoting ingredients.


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Cynara scolymus/química , Compostos Fitoquímicos/análise , Extratos Vegetais/química , Alanina Transaminase , Animais , Antioxidantes/química , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Bactérias/efeitos dos fármacos , Glicemia/análise , Candida albicans/efeitos dos fármacos , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão , Cynara scolymus/metabolismo , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/induzido quimicamente , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/tratamento farmacológico , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/patologia , Flavonoides/análise , Flores/química , Flores/metabolismo , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Fenóis/análise , Compostos Fitoquímicos/química , Compostos Fitoquímicos/farmacologia , Compostos Fitoquímicos/uso terapêutico , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Caules de Planta/química , Caules de Planta/metabolismo , Espectrometria de Massas por Ionização por Electrospray
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Food Chem ; 333: 127501, 2020 Dec 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32682230

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Pomegranate seed oil is valuable source of bioactive compounds with health-beneficial effects, but it is sensitive to oxidation due to high content of PUFA. In order to improve stability of pomegranate seed oil, the influence of natural antioxidant (0.1% pomegranate peel extract) and a combination of synthetic antioxidant (0.01% butylhydroxytoluene) and pomegranate peel extract (0.05%) was investigated. The oxidation process was followed by monitoring fatty acid composition and measuring the quality and stability parameters of oil (acid value, peroxide value, anisidine value and thiobarbituric acid reactive substances value) during storage for 12 days at 65 °C. Furthermore, total phenolic content and DPPH radical scavenging activity was measured. Pomegranate peel extract as well as a combination of pomegranate peel extract and BHT can have a significant positive impact (P < 0.05) on improvement of the quality and stability parameters of pomegranate seed oil. Furthermore, such activity was better than BHT used alone.


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Extratos Vegetais/química , Óleos Vegetais/química , Romã (Fruta)/química , Antioxidantes/química , Hidroxitolueno Butilado/química , Frutas/química , Oxirredução , Fenóis/química , Substâncias Reativas com Ácido Tiobarbitúrico/química
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Food Chem ; 333: 127515, 2020 Dec 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32683260

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The nutritional and commercial value of the sweet cherry provides it a great economic importance in Italy. The aim of this study was to characterize 35 sweet cherry cultivars and one of sour cherry, by analyzing values of different pomological and nutraceutical traits, identifying cultivars with antioxidant activity and total anthocyanins content closest to those present in literature for Ferrovia (largely diffused in Italy). To this goal, a multivariate metric index through the Soft Independent Modeling of Class Analogy analyzing an artificial dataset and testing a real one, two hierarchical clustering and a principal component analysis, were performed. The multivariate analyses result simultaneously investigated all the variables highlighting cvs. Sylvia, Graffione nero Col di Mosso, Ferrovia, Mora della Punta, Bianchetta Nuchis and Sandra to be more similar to literature data of Ferrovia. This matrix index was a useful tool, to select the most commercial promising varieties.


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Algoritmos , Prunus avium/classificação , Antocianinas/análise , Antioxidantes/química , Análise por Conglomerados , Frutas/química , Frutas/metabolismo , Concentração de Íons de Hidrogênio , Itália , Molibdênio/química , Fenóis/análise , Extratos Vegetais/química , Análise de Componente Principal , Prunus avium/química , Prunus avium/metabolismo , Compostos de Tungstênio/química
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Food Chem ; 333: 127525, 2020 Dec 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32683262

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The consumption of halophytes as healthy gourmet food has increased considerably in the past few years. However, knowledge on the nutritional profile of domesticated halophytes is scarce and little is known on which cultivation conditions can produce plants with the best nutritional and functional properties. In this context, Salicornia ramosissima J. Woods was cultivated in six different salt concentrations, ranging from 35 to 465 mM of NaCl. Both the nutritional profile, the antioxidant capacity, and microbial quality of the produced plants were evaluated including minerals and vitamins. Salt has a marked effect on growth, which decreases for salinities higher than 110 mM. Nonetheless, plants cultivated with intermediate levels of salinity (110 and 200 mM) revealed better antioxidant status with higher amounts of phenolic compounds. Overall, results from this paper indicated that soilless culture systems using low-intermediate salinities produces S. ramosissima plants fit for commercialization and human consumption.


Assuntos
Antioxidantes/química , Chenopodiaceae/química , Cloreto de Sódio/química , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Carotenoides/análise , Chenopodiaceae/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Chenopodiaceae/microbiologia , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão , Fungos/isolamento & purificação , Valor Nutritivo , Fenóis/química , Vitaminas/análise
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Food Chem ; 333: 127489, 2020 Dec 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32653685

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To improve the utilization of cod skin collagen peptides (CSCP), we heated them with xylose at 80 °C, 100 °C, and 120 °C for up to 150 min to prepare xylose-CSCP Maillard reaction products (MRPs), and then investigated their physicochemical and functional properties. The results showed that Arg, Lys, Phe, and Asp were the major amino acids involved in the Maillard reaction. After being heated at 120 °C for 150 min, the ABTS scavenging activity and reducing power of xylose-CSCP MRPs were 99.59% and 0.887 absorbance units, respectively. Xylose-CSCP MRPs had better emulsifying properties and foaming properties than CSCP. Furthermore, 26 volatile compounds, including 2,5-dimethyl-pyrazine and 2-ethyl-3,5-dimethylpyrazine, were identified from xylose-CSCP MRPs by gas chromatography-ion mobility spectrometry. Newly formed heterocyclic compounds might be responsible for the flavor and antioxidant capacity of xylose-CSCP MRPs. These results suggest the potential for xylose-CSCP MRPs to serve as functional food ingredients.


Assuntos
Fenômenos Químicos , Colágeno/química , Gadus morhua , Reação de Maillard , Peptídeos/química , Pele/química , Xilose/química , Animais , Antioxidantes/química , Temperatura Alta , Paladar
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 2788, 2020 06 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32493916

RESUMO

Oxidative stress is associated with many acute and chronic inflammatory diseases, yet limited treatment is currently available clinically. The development of enzyme-mimicking nanomaterials (nanozymes) with good reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenging ability and biocompatibility is a promising way for the treatment of ROS-related inflammation. Herein we report a simple and efficient one-step development of ultrasmall Cu5.4O nanoparticles (Cu5.4O USNPs) with multiple enzyme-mimicking and broad-spectrum ROS scavenging ability for the treatment of ROS-related diseases. Cu5.4O USNPs simultaneously possessing catalase-, superoxide dismutase-, and glutathione peroxidase-mimicking enzyme properties exhibit cytoprotective effects against ROS-mediated damage at extremely low dosage and significantly improve treatment outcomes in acute kidney injury, acute liver injury and wound healing. Meanwhile, the ultrasmall size of Cu5.4O USNPs enables rapid renal clearance of the nanomaterial, guaranteeing the biocompatibility. The protective effect and good biocompatibility of Cu5.4O USNPs will facilitate clinical treatment of ROS-related diseases and enable the development of next-generation nanozymes.


Assuntos
Cobre/química , Depuradores de Radicais Livres/química , Inflamação/patologia , Nanopartículas/química , Tamanho da Partícula , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/química , Lesão Renal Aguda/sangue , Lesão Renal Aguda/patologia , Lesão Renal Aguda/terapia , Alanina Transaminase/sangue , Animais , Antioxidantes/química , Aspartato Aminotransferases/sangue , Bovinos , Cobre/farmacocinética , Feminino , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Nanopartículas/ultraestrutura , Análise de Componente Principal , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Distribuição Tecidual , Cicatrização
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