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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(38): 10774-10781, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31479258

RESUMO

The released milk N-glycome has been found to possess antipathogenic activity. Natively, they are covalently linked onto proteins. Whether the conjugated N-glycans still have antipathogenic properties and how the glycosylation influences the antipathogenic activity of proteins remain unclear. Herein, we compared the quantitative differences of milk protein N-glycosylation and the antilisterial differences of native milk proteins, released N-glycan pools, and deglycosylated proteins between human and bovine milk. N-glycosylation exhibited to be quantitatively species-specific. The entire growth inhibitory activity and the majority of the antiadhesive activity against Listeria monocytogenes of milk whey proteins, although not as high as the released N-glycans, are attributed to N-glycosylation. Moreover, all N-glycan-bearing samples from human milk showed better growth inhibitory activities than those from bovine milk. Generally, N-glycosylation significantly contributes to the antilisterial function of milk proteins and to the functional differences between species. This gives novel insights into the role of these glycoconjugates in nature.


Assuntos
Antibacterianos/química , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Listeria monocytogenes/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas do Leite/química , Proteínas do Leite/farmacologia , Leite Humano/química , Animais , Aderência Bacteriana/efeitos dos fármacos , Células CACO-2 , Bovinos , Glicosilação , Humanos , Listeria monocytogenes/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Listeria monocytogenes/fisiologia , Polissacarídeos/química , Especificidade da Espécie
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(33): 9371-9381, 2019 Aug 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31379162

RESUMO

A major obstacle to the clinical use of curcumin (CUR) is its reduced bioavailability because of the drug's hydrophobic nature, low intestinal absorption, and rapid metabolism. In this study, a novel oral drug delivery system was constructed for improving the stability and enhancing mucoadhesion of CUR in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. First, CUR was encapsulated in the bovine serum albumin nanoparticles (CUR-BSA-NPs). Then, N-acetyl cysteine (NAC)-modified CUR-BSA-NPs (CUR-NBSA-NPs) were obtained. The average particle size and zeta potential of CUR-NBSA-NPs were 251.6 nm and -30.66 mV, respectively; encapsulation efficiency and drug loading were 85.79 and 10.9%, respectively. CUR-NBSA-NPs exhibited a sustained release property and prominently enhanced stability in simulated GI conditions. Additionally, enhanced mucoadhesion of CUR-NBSA-NPs was also observed. An MTT study showed that the CUR-NBSA-NPs were safe for oral administration. Overall, NAC-modified BSA-NPs may potentially serve as an oral vehicle for improving CUR stability in the GI tract and enhancing mucoadhesion.


Assuntos
Acetilcisteína/química , Curcumina/química , Portadores de Fármacos/química , Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos/instrumentação , Trato Gastrointestinal/metabolismo , Nanopartículas/química , Soroalbumina Bovina/química , Animais , Células CACO-2 , Bovinos , Curcumina/metabolismo , Estabilidade de Medicamentos , Humanos , Tamanho da Partícula
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An Acad Bras Cienc ; 91(3): e20180404, 2019 Jul 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31365649

RESUMO

In this study, the antimicrobial, antioxidant and antitumor activity of ethanol extracts obtained from Phlomis russeliana (Sims.) Lag. ex Benth. (Lamiaceae) were evaluated. Disc diffusion and microdilution methods were used to test the extracts for antimicrobial activity against seven bacteria strains (Bacillus cereus ATCC 7064, Bacillus subtilis ATCC 6633, Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 6538P, Escherichia coli ATCC 10538, Proteus vulgaris ATCC 6899, Salmonella typhimurium CCM 5445 and Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 27853) and four yeast strains (Kluyveromyces fragilis ATCC 8608, Rhodotorula rubra ATCC 70403, Debaryomyces hansenii DSM 70238 and Candida albicans ATCC 10239). Notably, they were more effective against the yeast strains than the bacterial strains. Of the yeast cultures, D. hanseii was among the most susceptible, having an inhibition zone of 16.2 mm with minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) and minimum fungicidal concentrations (MFCs) of 64(128)µg/ml, respectively. For cytotoxic determination, Caco-2 cells were cultured as per ATCC protocol, and were treated with log concentrations (5-80 mg/ml) of P. russeliana. The potency of cell growth inhibition for each extract was expressed as an IC50 value. Moreover, oxidant capacity was evaluated via TOC assay. This product induced antiproliferative activity of 31.33% at 40 mg/ml and 20.96% at 80 mg/ml, without toxic effects on cells, although the oxidant capacity was decreased to 27.06 ± 0.7 nm in the 80 mg/ml-applied group compared to 47.9 ± 1.8 nm in the untreated one. Advanced pharmacological studies are needed to further evaluate P. russeliana for distinctive features.


Assuntos
Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Candida albicans/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias Gram-Negativas/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias Gram-Positivas/efeitos dos fármacos , Phlomis/química , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Antibacterianos/isolamento & purificação , Antioxidantes/isolamento & purificação , Células CACO-2 , Testes de Sensibilidade a Antimicrobianos por Disco-Difusão , Bactérias Gram-Negativas/classificação , Bactérias Gram-Positivas/classificação , Humanos , Turquia
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1155: 163-172, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31468395

RESUMO

Taurine (2-aminoethanesulfonic acid), a sulfur-containing ß-amino acid, is a free amino acid present in high concentrations in mammalian tissues. Taurine has pivotal roles in anti-oxidation, membrane stabilization, osmoregulation, anti-inflammation, and other process. In a DNA microarray analysis, we previously found that taurine markedly increases the mRNA expression of thioredoxin interacting protein (TXNIP) in Caco-2 cells. In this study, we investigated the effect of these taurine-induced changes in TXNIP on the function of Caco-2 cells. We found that taurine decreases glucose uptake in a dose-dependent manner. The taurine-induced decrease in glucose uptake was completely abolished by transfection with siRNA against TXNIP, suggesting that TXNIP is involved in the taurine-induced down-regulation of glucose uptake. We also revealed that taurine induces AMPK activation and further increases the intracellular ATP content in Caco-2 cells. These results suggest that taurine could regulate the function of Caco-2 cells via TXNIP induction, leading to extend our understanding of the functions of taurine.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Glucose/metabolismo , Taurina/farmacologia , Trifosfato de Adenosina/metabolismo , Adenilato Quinase/metabolismo , Transporte Biológico , Células CACO-2 , Regulação para Baixo , Humanos , RNA Interferente Pequeno
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(37): 10432-10447, 2019 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31466447

RESUMO

A composite nanogel was developed for cyanidin-3-O-glucoside (C3G) delivery by combining Maillard reaction and heat gelation. The starting materials utilized were ovalbumin, dextran, and pectin. C3G-loaded nanogel was spherical with a diameter of ∼185 nm, which was maintained over a wide range of pH and NaCl concentrations. The composite nanogel enhanced the chemical stability of C3G under accelerated degradation models and a simulated gastrointestinal tract. Clathrin-mediated, caveolae-mediated, and macropinocytosis-related endocytosis contributed to the higher cellular uptake of nano-C3G than that of free-C3G. The apparent permeability coefficients of C3G increased 2.16 times after nanoencapsulation. The transcytosis of the C3G-bearing nanogel occurred primarily through the clathrin-related pathway and macropinocytosis and followed the "common recycling endosomes-endoplasmic reticulum-Golgi complex-basolateral plasma membrane" route. Moreover, nano-C3G was more efficient in restoring the viability of cells and activities of endogenous antioxidant enzymes than free-C3G in oxidative models, which may be attributed to the former's high cellular absorption.


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Antocianinas/química , Antocianinas/metabolismo , Antioxidantes/química , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Portadores de Fármacos/química , Glucosídeos/química , Glucosídeos/metabolismo , Células CACO-2 , Composição de Medicamentos , Estabilidade de Medicamentos , Trato Gastrointestinal/metabolismo , Géis/química , Géis/metabolismo , Humanos , Concentração de Íons de Hidrogênio , Absorção Intestinal , Modelos Biológicos , Nanopartículas/química , Nanopartículas/metabolismo , Tamanho da Partícula
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(32): 8868-8874, 2019 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31319027

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Chenodeoxycholic acid (CDCA), a primary bile acid, has been demonstrated to play important roles as a signaling molecule in various physiology functions. However, the role of CDCA in regulating intestinal barrier function remains largely unknown. This study aimed to investigate the effects of CDCA on the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-impaired intestinal epithelial barrier function and explore the underlying mechanisms. In IPEC-J2 cells, CDCA reversed the LPS-induced increase in transepithelial electrical resistance and decrease in tight junction protein expression. In addition, we found that farnesoid X receptor (FXR) but not Takeda G-protein receptor 5 was responsible for the CDCA-improved epithelial barrier function impaired by LPS. Furthermore, CDCA blocked LPS-induced activation of the myosin light chain kinase (MLCK) pathway in a FXR-dependent manner and elicited similar effects to MLCK inhibition. In mice, CDCA supplementation restored LPS-induced elevation of intestinal permeability and MLCK expression and reduction of tight junction protein expression, thus alleviating LPS-induced intestinal barrier impairment. In conclusion, CDCA protected against the LPS-induced impairment of the intestinal epithelial barrier function via the FXR-MLCK pathway.


Assuntos
Ácido Quenodesoxicólico/administração & dosagem , Enteropatias/tratamento farmacológico , Mucosa Intestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Mucosa Intestinal/metabolismo , Lipopolissacarídeos/efeitos adversos , Quinase de Cadeia Leve de Miosina/metabolismo , Substâncias Protetoras/administração & dosagem , Receptores Citoplasmáticos e Nucleares/metabolismo , Animais , Células CACO-2 , Células Epiteliais/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Humanos , Enteropatias/induzido quimicamente , Enteropatias/genética , Enteropatias/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Quinase de Cadeia Leve de Miosina/genética , Receptores Citoplasmáticos e Nucleares/genética , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Junções Íntimas/efeitos dos fármacos , Junções Íntimas/genética , Junções Íntimas/metabolismo
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(31): 8609-8616, 2019 Aug 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31314514

RESUMO

Quercetin (QUE)-loaded nanoparticles (QCG-NPs) were fabricated by ionic gelation between chitosan (CS) and gum arabic (GA) at pH 3.5. At constant CS (0.5 mg/mL) and QUE (60 µM) concentrations, QCG-NPs (260-490 nm) were prepared uniformly with 0.8-2.2 mg/mL GA and exhibited high QUE encapsulation efficiency (94.8-98.0%) and sustained QUE release (4.42-8.89% after 8 h). Because of the electrostatic interaction between QCG-NPs and the mucin layer, in vitro mucin and cell adhesion of QUE were significantly (p < 0.05) enhanced in QCG-NPs (0.44-0.48 mg/mL and 31.7-78.5%), respectively, and the adhesiveness was significantly (p < 0.05) increased with an increase of GA. Because particle size and adhesion properties affect the surface area and retention time of QCG-NPs at the absorption site, cell permeation of QUE through simple diffusion by QCG-NPs exhibited the same tendency as the adhesion results. These data were verified in cellular antioxidant and in vivo ferric reducing abilities of plasma assays that evaluated the antioxidant activities of QUE absorbed into an intestinal cell model and rat blood, respectively. The results provide a better understanding of QCG-NP absorption and indicate that QCG-NPs with mucoadhesion properties can be an effective delivery system for improving QUE absorption.


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Antioxidantes/química , Quitosana/química , Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos/métodos , Mucosa Intestinal/metabolismo , Nanopartículas/química , Quercetina/química , Quercetina/metabolismo , Animais , Antioxidantes/administração & dosagem , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Células CACO-2 , Portadores de Fármacos/química , Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos/instrumentação , Humanos , Tamanho da Partícula , Quercetina/administração & dosagem , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(30): 8370-8381, 2019 Jul 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31271280

RESUMO

Naturally occurring dietary peptides derived from gastrointestinal digestates of common bean milk and yogurt were studied for their bioaccessibility, bioavailability, and anti-inflammatory activity in both Caco-2 mono- and Caco-2/EA.hy926 co-culture cell models. Anti-inflammatory activities of these peptide extracts were found to be strongly associated with cellular uptake by the intestinal epithelial cells. Mechanisms underlying the cellular uptake were studied by examining the role of peptide transporter 1 and calcium sensing reporter. Three peptides, including γ-glutamyl-S-methylcysteine, γ-glutamyl-leucine, and leucine-leucine-valine, were found to be transported across the Caco-2 cell monolayer and detected by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. A strong anti-inflammatory effect was observed in the basolateral EA.hy926 cells (co-culture model), as shown in their inhibition of tumor necrosis factor α-induced pro-inflammatory mediators of the nuclear factor κB and mitogen-activated protein kinase signal cascades. The results suggest that these peptides can be absorbed and possibly have systemic inhibition on inflammatory responses in vascular endothelial cells, indicating potential preventive effects on vascular diseases.


Assuntos
Anti-Inflamatórios/metabolismo , Células Endoteliais/metabolismo , Peptídeos/metabolismo , Phaseolus/química , Extratos Vegetais/metabolismo , Iogurte/análise , Transporte Biológico , Células CACO-2 , Técnicas de Cocultura , Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Humanos , Mucosa Intestinal/metabolismo , Intestinos/citologia , NF-kappa B/genética , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Transportador 1 de Peptídeos/genética , Transportador 1 de Peptídeos/metabolismo , Peptídeos/química , Phaseolus/metabolismo , Extratos Vegetais/química
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(33): 9354-9361, 2019 Aug 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31339706

RESUMO

As a popular ingredient for western and traditional Chinese medicine, the root and rhizome of Chinese licorice (Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch.) is often administered in the form of a decoction. The protein nanoparticles (NPs) self-assembled during the process of decoction. A major constitutive protein (GLP) was purified and determined to have a molecular weight of 28 kDa with an N-terminal sequence of NPDGL IACYC GQYCW. Over 80% of the purified GLP self-assembled into spherical NPs with diameters of 74.1 ± 0.7 nm and ζ-potential of -24.3 ± 1.7 mV when boiled in Tris-HCl buffer (pH = 7.9, 20 mM) at 100 °C for 60 min. Each nanoparticle was estimated by the SEC-MALLS approach to be composed of approximately 23 protein molecules. The NPs and GLP showed low cellular toxicity upon four types of cells including MDCK, L-02, HepG2, and Caco2 cells, while the NPs promoted proliferation of normal hepatocytes by 67%. The NPs solubilized the insoluble astragaloside IV by encapsulation. The results suggest a great potential for GLP-NPs as a promising prototype of a type of drug vehicle, a novel source of bioactive nanomaterials from herbal proteins, as well as a new mode of function with herbal components.


Assuntos
Glycyrrhiza/química , Nanopartículas/química , Extratos Vegetais/química , Proteínas de Plantas/química , Células CACO-2 , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Hep G2 , Temperatura Alta , Humanos , Peso Molecular , Nanoestruturas/química , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Proteínas de Plantas/farmacologia , Raízes de Plantas/química
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(33): 9277-9285, 2019 Aug 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31353906

RESUMO

3,3'-Diindolylmethane (DIM), a digestive metabolite originating from cruciferous vegetables, has dietary potential for the treatment of various human intestinal diseases. Although intestinal permeability dysfunction is closely related to the initiation and progression of human intestinal inflammatory diseases (IBDs), the effect of DIM on intestinal permeability is unclear. We evaluated the effect of DIM on the intestinal permeability of human intestinal cell monolayers and the animal model Caenorhabditis elegans, which were treated with IL-1ß and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, respectively, to mimic IBD conditions. DIM substantially restored the intestinal permeability of differentiated Caco-2 cells by enhancing the expression of tight junction proteins (including occludin and ZO-1). Compared to the IL-1ß single treatment (551.0 ± 49.0 Ω·cm2), DIM (10 µM) significantly increased the transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER) of Caco-2 cell monolayers (919.0 ± 66.4 Ω·cm2, p < 0.001). DIM also ameliorated the impaired intestinal permeability and extended the lifespan of C. elegans fed P. aeruginosa. The mean lifespan of DIM-treated worms (10.8 ± 1.3 days) was higher than that of control-treated worms (9.7 ± 1.1 days, p < 0.01). Thus, DIM is a potential nutraceutical candidate for the treatment of leaky gut syndrome by improving intestinal permeability.


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Indóis/administração & dosagem , Doenças Inflamatórias Intestinais/tratamento farmacológico , Mucosa Intestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Células CACO-2 , Caenorhabditis elegans/efeitos dos fármacos , Caenorhabditis elegans/genética , Caenorhabditis elegans/metabolismo , Proteínas de Caenorhabditis elegans/genética , Proteínas de Caenorhabditis elegans/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Feminino , Humanos , Doenças Inflamatórias Intestinais/genética , Doenças Inflamatórias Intestinais/metabolismo , Interleucina-1beta/genética , Interleucina-1beta/metabolismo , Mucosa Intestinal/metabolismo , Intestinos , Masculino , Ocludina/genética , Ocludina/metabolismo , Permeabilidade/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteína da Zônula de Oclusão-1/genética , Proteína da Zônula de Oclusão-1/metabolismo
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Planta Med ; 85(11-12): 987-996, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31350736

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The rise of diabetes incidence in Nigeria enhances the use of popular remedies that may interact with conventional therapies. The aqueous extracts of 27 popular Nigerian "antidiabetic" plants were tested for their in vitro effects on glutathione levels within HepG2 cells, P-glycoprotein (P-gp)-mediated Rh-123 efflux activity in Caco-2 vincristine-resistant cells, and modulation of glibenclamide transport in Caco-2 monolayers. The extract from Ximenia americana significantly depleted intracellular glutathione at 100 µg/mL similarly to the reference buthionine sulphoximine (p < 0.05). Other 10 extracts raised glutathione levels. Eight extracts inhibiting P-gp efflux in a concentration-dependent manner (p < 0.01) were selected for further evaluation in a bi-directional transport model across Caco-2 monolayers: Annona senegalensis, Bridellia ferruginea, Cassytha filiformis, Daniellia ogea, Khaya ivorensis, Syzygium guineense, Terminalia avicennioides, and X. americana. When interferences in paracellular transport were discarded, only 3 of them may be modulating the efflux ratio of glibenclamide (efflux ratio: 2.65 ± 0.13) in the same manner the reference drug verapamil (efflux ratio: 1.14 ± 0.25, p < 0.01) does: Syzygium guineense (efflux ratio: 1.70 ± 0.23, p < 0.01), Terminalia avicennioides (efflux ratio: 1.80 ± 0.25, p < 0.05), and X. americana (efflux ratio: 1.66 ± 0.10, p < 0.01). HPLC-UV analyses for P-gp inhibitors in these extracts revealed several phenolic compounds such as rutin, gallic acid, and ellagic acid reported to decrease P-gp expression and/or directly modify its function. In conclusion, some popular herbal medicines used by Nigerian diabetic patients are here shown to potentially affect glibenclamide absorption at concentrations that could be reached in the intestinal tract.


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Membro 1 da Subfamília B de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/antagonistas & inibidores , Glibureto/metabolismo , Hipoglicemiantes/farmacologia , Medicina Tradicional Africana , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Plantas Medicinais/química , Células CACO-2/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Hep G2/efeitos dos fármacos , Interações Ervas-Drogas , Humanos
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Life Sci ; 232: 116638, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31288013

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AIMS: High-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity resulting in cholesterol accumulation is one of the common pathogenic factors for lipids metabolic disorders. However, the potential mechanisms about cholesterol accumulation during obesity are still not clearly identified. Bile acids (BAs) as the natural ligands of farnesoid x receptor (Fxr) are demonstrated that can regulate the relevant enzymes and transporters at transcriptional level to determine the cholesterol homeostasis. Here, we explored the underlying mechanisms of hepatic cholesterol accumulation in HFD-induced obesity rats via the BAs-Fxr-enzymes/transporters signaling pathways. MATERIALS AND METHODS: BAs and cholesterol levels as well as mRNA expressions of enzymes, transporters and nuclear receptors involving in cholesterol homeostasis in liver and ileum tissue were evaluated in 4-week HFD-induced obesity rats. KEY FINDINGS: HFD promoted BAs intestine passive absorption to increase the concentrations of BAs especially the chenodeoxycholic acids (CDCAs) in ileum of HFD-induced obesity rats. The increased CDCAs concentrations activated Fxr-Fgf15 pathway in ileum to result in the mRNA expression of Cyp7a1 in liver down-regulation, which inhibited cholesterol metabolizing into primary BAs to contribute to the cholesterol level increase in liver tissue in HFD-induced obesity rats. SIGNIFICANCE: The hepatic cholesterol accumulation should be ascribed to the activation of ileum Fxr-Fgf15 pathway by the increased BAs passive absorption into ileal enterocytes under the condition of rats fed with HFD, which inhibited hepatic Cyp7a1 gene transcription to reduce metabolic elimination of cholesterol. Moreover, these findings are expected to provide a cue for the treatment of cholesterol metabolism disorders in obesity patient.


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Colesterol 7-alfa-Hidroxilase/antagonistas & inibidores , Dieta Hiperlipídica , Fatores de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Íleo/metabolismo , Fígado/metabolismo , Obesidade/metabolismo , Receptores Citoplasmáticos e Nucleares/metabolismo , Animais , Ácidos e Sais Biliares/metabolismo , Células CACO-2 , Colesterol/metabolismo , Colesterol 7-alfa-Hidroxilase/metabolismo , Humanos , Masculino , Proteínas de Membrana Transportadoras/metabolismo , Obesidade/enzimologia , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Transdução de Sinais
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Life Sci ; 233: 116697, 2019 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31351968

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AIMS: The present study investigated if berberine might induce Zrt-Irt-like protein 14 (ZIP14) and affect zinc redistribution to protect intestinal barrier in sepsis. MAIN METHODS: Rodent model of sepsis was induced by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP). Plasma endotoxin was assayed by LAL test and plasma zinc was measured by flame atomic spectrophotometer. Gut mucosal permeability was determined by plasma FITC-dextran. Zinc content and ZIP14 mRNA in gut mucosa were assayed by spectrophotometer and qRT-PCR, respectively. Tight junction integrity of Caco-2 was evaluated by transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER). Tight junction (TJ) protein expression was detected by Western blotting. KEY FINDINGS: Berberine and zinc gluconate pretreatment to CLP rats improved survival rate, reduced plasma endotoxin level, alleviated hypozincemia, increased zinc accumulation and ZIP14 mRNA expression in the intestinal mucosa. Berberine and zinc gluconate pretreatment decreased CLP-elicited intestinal hyperpermeability to FITC-dextran. These effects of berberine in vivo were abolished by AG1024. In vitro, lipopolysaccharide (LPS) repressed zinc transfer into Caco-2 cells exposed to zinc gluconate. Berberine and IGF-I treatment increased ZIP14 protein expression and promoted zinc transfer into Caco-2 cells exposed to zinc gluconate plus LPS. Berberine treatment induced TJ protein (claudin-1 and occludin) and raised TEER in LPS-treated Caco-2 cells. These effects of berberine in vitro were partially inhibited by ZIP14 siRNA. SIGNIFICANCE: The present study reveals that berberine induces ZIP14 expression and affects zinc re- distribution to protect intestinal barrier in sepsis, which is partially linked with the activation of IGF-I signaling.


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Berberina/farmacologia , Proteínas de Transporte de Cátions/metabolismo , Coinfecção/prevenção & controle , Gluconatos/farmacologia , Mucosa Intestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Sepse/prevenção & controle , Tirfostinas/farmacologia , Zinco/metabolismo , Animais , Células CACO-2 , Permeabilidade da Membrana Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Coinfecção/metabolismo , Coinfecção/microbiologia , Humanos , Masculino , Substâncias Protetoras/farmacologia , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Sepse/metabolismo , Sepse/microbiologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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Carbohydr Polym ; 219: 39-45, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31151539

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An aqueous dispersion of alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) using octenylsuccinic anhydride-modified high-amylose starch (OS) was prepared, and thermal stability and cellular bioavailability of ALA were compared with those prepared using native high-amylose starch (HA) and beta-cyclodextrin (ß-CD). The ALA was homogeneously dispersed via the encapsulation of V-type amylose helices. In comparison with HA and ß-CD, OS exhibited a higher ALA absorption in Caco-2 cells, indicating the OS facilitated the intestinal epithelial transport of ALA. Oral administration of the encapsulated ALA in-vivo resulted in a higher maximum ALA plasma concentration and extended the terminal half-life by 30-40%. The area under the plasma concentration vs. time for the administration of ALA complexed by OS was 50% larger than that by HA, indicating the effectiveness of OS in enhancing the oral bioavailability of ALA. These results indicate that OS is an efficient carrier for ALA in oral delivery and bioavailability.


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Amilose/química , Succinatos/química , Ácido Tióctico , Zea mays/química , beta-Ciclodextrinas/química , Administração Oral , Animais , Disponibilidade Biológica , Células CACO-2 , Meia-Vida , Humanos , Masculino , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Ácido Tióctico/sangue , Ácido Tióctico/farmacocinética
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AAPS PharmSciTech ; 20(6): 226, 2019 Jun 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31214813

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The objective of the present study was to develop a proliposomal formulation to increase the oral bioavailability of dronedarone hydrochloride (dronedarone HCl) by enhancing solubility, dissolution, and/or intestinal absorption. Proliposomes were prepared by using solvent evaporation method. In this process, different ratios of drug, phospholipids, such as soy phosphatidylcholine (SPC), Phospholipon 90H, hydrogenated egg phosphatidylcholine (HEPC), and dimyristoyl phosphatidylglycerol (DMPG), and cholesterol were used. Physical characterization and in vitro dissolution studies were evaluated for the prepared formulations. In vitro transport across the membrane was carried out using Caco-2 cells. Among all the formulations, the amount of drug released in dissolution was higher with DPF8 formulation (drug:DMPG Na:cholesterol:::1:2:0.2) compared to the pure drug. Also, Caco-2 cell permeability studies resulted in 2.6-fold increase in apparent permeability. Optimized formulation was evaluated in vivo in male Sprague-Dawley rats. After single oral administration of optimized formulation (DPF8), a relative bioavailability of 148.36% was achieved compared to the pure drug. Improved oral bioavailability of dronedarone could be provided by an optimized proliposomal formulation with enhanced solubility, permeability, and oral absorption.


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Antiarrítmicos/química , Dronedarona/química , Lipossomos , Administração Oral , Animais , Antiarrítmicos/administração & dosagem , Antiarrítmicos/farmacocinética , Disponibilidade Biológica , Células CACO-2 , Colesterol , Dronedarona/administração & dosagem , Dronedarona/farmacocinética , Portadores de Fármacos , Composição de Medicamentos , Humanos , Masculino , Tamanho da Partícula , Permeabilidade , Fosfolipídeos , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Solubilidade
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 4123-4131, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31239671

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Purpose: The objective of this work was to formulate a delivery system of pDNA encoded p53 gene-loaded chitosan-sodium deoxycholate (CS-DS) nanoparticles, and to evaluate their influence on in vitro cytotoxicity and transfection efficiency of p53 gene. Methods: The prepared pDNA-loaded CS-DS nanoparticles were evaluated for morphology, particle size, zeta potential, entrapment efficiency %, in vitro release, in vitro cytotoxicity, and transfection efficiency. Results: The mean particle size ranged from from 96.5 ± 11.31 to 405 ± 46.39 nm. All nanoparticles had good positive zeta potential values. Entrapment efficiency % ranged from 38.25 ± 3.25 to 94.89 ± 5.67. The agarose gel electrophoresis confirmed the strong binding between plasmid and CS. The in vitro pDNA release from nanoparticles exhibited an initial burst effect followed by a sustained drug release over a period of 6 days. In vitro cytotoxicity against human Caco-2 cells showed low cell cytotoxicity of plain CS-DS nanoparticles, while pDNA-loaded CS-DS nanoparticles showed a cytotoxic effect with increasing nanoparticles' concentration. Gene transfection, analyzed by PCR and ELISA, showed a direct correlation between gene expression and concentration of pDNA. The highest expression of the gene was achieved with pDNA concentration of 9 µg/mL with 5.7 times increase compared to naked pDNA of the same concentration. Conclusion: The obtained results were very encouraging and offer an alternative approach to enhancing the transfection efficiency of genetic material-loaded chitosan-based delivery systems.


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Quitosana/química , DNA/genética , Ácido Desoxicólico/química , Nanopartículas/química , Plasmídeos/metabolismo , Transfecção , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/genética , Células CACO-2 , Morte Celular , Liberação Controlada de Fármacos , Humanos , Nanopartículas/ultraestrutura , Tamanho da Partícula , Eletricidade Estática
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Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue Za Zhi ; 35(4): 344-350; 356, 2019 Apr.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31167694

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Objective To investigate the mechanism of serine hydroxymethyl transferase 2 (SHMT2) inducing autophagy and promoting chemotherapy resistance in colon cancer cells. Methods TCGA database and real-time quantitative PCR were used to analyze the level of SHMT2 mRNA in colon cancer tissues. Western blot analysis and immunohistochemistry were used to detect the expression and distribution of SHMT2 in colon cancer tissues. Western blot analysis was performed to detect the SHMT2 protein levels of SW480, SW620, HCT116, CACO2, RKO, HCT8, HT15 and HT29 cells. After over-expression of SHMT2 in CACO2 colon cancer cells, MTT assay was used to detect cell viability, and annexin V-FITC/PI double labeling was used to detect the apoptosis of colon cancer cells induced by 5-fluorouracil (5-Fu). The autophagosomes of colon cancer cells were observed by transmission electron microscopy. The protein levels of LC3 II/I, P62, cleaved PARP (c-PARP), and cleaved caspase-3 (c-caspase-3) were examined by Western blot analysis. Signaling Phospho-Antibody Array and Western blot analysis were applied to analyze the phosphorylation level of AMPK/mTOR. Results SHMT2 was highly expressed in colon cancer tissues and cells. Over-expression of SHMT2 significantly increased cell viability and the ratio of LC3 II/ LC3 I. It was found that the phosphorylation level of AMPK was raised and the phosphorylation level of mTOR was reduced after the over-expression of SHMT2. Conclusion SHMT2 may induce autophagy by promoting AMPK phosphorylation and directly or indirectly inhibiting mTOR activity, thus leading to chemotherapy-induced apoptosis tolerance and resistance to chemotherapeutics.


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Proteínas Quinases Ativadas por AMP/metabolismo , Autofagia , Neoplasias do Colo/enzimologia , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Glicina Hidroximetiltransferase/metabolismo , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo , Apoptose , Células CACO-2 , Neoplasias do Colo/tratamento farmacológico , Humanos , Proteínas Associadas aos Microtúbulos/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais
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Toxicol Lett ; 313: 120-129, 2019 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31212007

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Humans can be exposed to a complex and variable combination of mycotoxins. After ingestion, intestinal mucosa constitutes the first biological barrier that can be exposed to high concentrations of these toxins. The present study aimed to characterize the combined cytotoxicity, genotoxicity and impact on the gastrointestinal barrier integrity of patulin (PAT, 0.7 µM to 100 µM) and ochratoxin A (OTA, 1 µM to 200 µM) mixtures in Caco-2 cells. A dose-ratio deviation was verified for cytotoxicity, implying that OTA was mainly responsible for synergism when dominant in the mixture, while this pattern was changed to antagonism for the highest PAT concentrations. Genotoxicity (comet assay) results were compatible with an interactive DNA damaging effect at the highest PAT and OTA concentrations, not clearly mediated by the formation of oxidative DNA breaks. Regarding gastrointestinal barrier integrity, a potential synergism was attained at low levels of both mycotoxins, changing to antagonism at higher doses. The present results indicate that combined mycotoxins effects may arise at the intestinal level and should not be underestimated when evaluating their risk to human health.


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Dano ao DNA , Mucosa Intestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Ocratoxinas/toxicidade , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Patulina/toxicidade , Células CACO-2 , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Sinergismo Farmacológico , Impedância Elétrica , Humanos , Mucosa Intestinal/metabolismo , Mucosa Intestinal/patologia , Modelos Biológicos , Permeabilidade
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Eur J Med Chem ; 178: 214-231, 2019 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31185412

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Discovery of antimicrobial agents with a novel model of action is in urgent need for the clinical management of multidrug-resistant bacterial infections. Recently, we reported the identification of a first-in-class bacterial ribosomal RNA synthesis inhibitor, which interrupted the interaction between the bacterial transcription factor NusB and NusE. In this study, a series of diaryl derivatives were rationally designed and synthesized based on the previously established pharmacophore model. Inhibitory activity against the NusB-NusE binding, circular dichroism of compound treated NusB, antimicrobial activity, cytotoxicity, hemolytic property and cell permeability using Caco-2 cells were measured. Structure-activity relationship and quantitative structure-activity relationship were also concluded and discussed. Some of the derivatives demonstrated improved antimicrobial activity than the hit compound against a panel of clinically important pathogens, lowering the minimum inhibition concentration to 1-2 µg/mL against Staphylococcus aureus, including clinical strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at a level comparable to some of the marketed antibiotics. Given the improved antimicrobial activity, specific inhibition of target protein-protein interaction and promising pharmacokinetic properties without significant cytotoxicity, this series of diaryl compounds have high potentials and deserve for further studies towards a new class of antimicrobial agents in the future.


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Compostos de Anilina/farmacologia , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Benzilaminas/farmacologia , Ligação Proteica/efeitos dos fármacos , Bases de Schiff/farmacologia , Compostos de Anilina/síntese química , Compostos de Anilina/química , Compostos de Anilina/toxicidade , Antibacterianos/síntese química , Antibacterianos/química , Antibacterianos/toxicidade , Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Benzilaminas/síntese química , Benzilaminas/química , Benzilaminas/toxicidade , Células CACO-2 , Desenho de Drogas , Eritrócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias Gram-Negativas/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias Gram-Positivas/efeitos dos fármacos , Células HeLa , Hemólise/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Queratinócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Estrutura Molecular , Bases de Schiff/síntese química , Bases de Schiff/química , Bases de Schiff/toxicidade , Relação Estrutura-Atividade , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo
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Food Chem ; 293: 511-519, 2019 Sep 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31151642

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Clinical trials show an inverse relationship between the consumption of antioxidant-rich tree nuts and the development of chronic diseases. This study examined antioxidant efficacy of U.S. pecans using a modified cellular antioxidant activity (CAA) assay with comparisons to data from in vitro antioxidant assays (hydrophilic-oxygen radical absorbance capacity {H-ORACFL} and ferric reducing antioxidant power {FRAP}). Crude phenolic extracts from both raw and roasted pecans were analyzed. In the CAA assay, pecan phenolics were taken up by human colorectal adenocarcinoma (Caco-2) cells and bestowed CAA, determined by monitoring the fluorescence of 2',7'-dichlorofluorescein. Phenolics (25-100 µg/mL) demonstrated a reduction in fluorescence by 37-69% for raw and 26-68% for roasted pecans. The primary active phenolic constituents were determined by high-performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry (HPLC-ESI-MS) to be epi(catechin) dimers and trimers. These oligomeric procyanidins, ranging in size from 560 to 840 g/mol appear to be small enough for cellular uptake, showing pecans are an effective antioxidant in biological systems, regardless of roasting.


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Antioxidantes/química , Carya/química , Células CACO-2 , Carya/metabolismo , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão , Humanos , Nozes/química , Nozes/metabolismo , Fenóis/química , Extratos Vegetais/química , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Espectrometria de Massas por Ionização por Electrospray
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