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BMJ ; 366: l5016, 2019 Sep 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31511230

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OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of Helicobacter pylori treatment, vitamin supplementation, and garlic supplementation in the prevention of gastric cancer. DESIGN: Blinded randomized placebo controlled trial. SETTING: Linqu County, Shandong province, China. PARTICIPANTS: 3365 residents of a high risk region for gastric cancer. 2258 participants seropositive for antibodies to H pylori were randomly assigned to H pylori treatment, vitamin supplementation, garlic supplementation, or their placebos in a 2×2×2 factorial design, and 1107 H pylori seronegative participants were randomly assigned to vitamin supplementation, garlic supplementation, or their placebos in a 2×2 factorial design. INTERVENTIONS: H pylori treatment with amoxicillin and omeprazole for two weeks; vitamin (C, E, and selenium) and garlic (extract and oil) supplementation for 7.3 years (1995-2003). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Primary outcomes were cumulative incidence of gastric cancer identified through scheduled gastroscopies and active clinical follow-up through 2017, and deaths due to gastric cancer ascertained from death certificates and hospital records. Secondary outcomes were associations with other cause specific deaths, including cancers or cardiovascular disease. RESULTS: 151 incident cases of gastric cancer and 94 deaths from gastric cancer were identified during 1995-2017. A protective effect of H pylori treatment on gastric cancer incidence persisted 22 years post-intervention (odds ratio 0.48, 95% confidence interval 0.32 to 0.71). Incidence decreased significantly with vitamin supplementation but not with garlic supplementation (0.64, 0.46 to 0.91 and 0.81, 0.57 to 1.13, respectively). All three interventions showed significant reductions in gastric cancer mortality: fully adjusted hazard ratio for H pylori treatment was 0.62 (95% confidence interval 0.39 to 0.99), for vitamin supplementation was 0.48 (0.31 to 0.75), and for garlic supplementation was 0.66 (0.43 to 1.00). Effects of H pylori treatment on both gastric cancer incidence and mortality and of vitamin supplementation on gastric cancer mortality appeared early, but the effects of vitamin supplementation on gastric cancer incidence and of garlic supplementation only appeared later. No statistically significant associations were found between interventions and other cancers or cardiovascular disease. CONCLUSIONS: H pylori treatment for two weeks and vitamin or garlic supplementation for seven years were associated with a statistically significant reduced risk of death due to gastric cancer for more than 22 years. H pylori treatment and vitamin supplementation were also associated with a statistically significantly reduced incidence of gastric cancer. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00339768.


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Infecções por Helicobacter/terapia , Lesões Pré-Cancerosas/terapia , Neoplasias Gástricas/epidemiologia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antiulcerosos/administração & dosagem , Biópsia , China/epidemiologia , Suplementos Nutricionais , Quimioterapia Combinada/métodos , Feminino , Seguimentos , Alho/química , Mucosa Gástrica/microbiologia , Mucosa Gástrica/patologia , Gastroscopia , Infecções por Helicobacter/microbiologia , Infecções por Helicobacter/patologia , Helicobacter pylori/isolamento & purificação , Humanos , Incidência , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Lesões Pré-Cancerosas/microbiologia , Lesões Pré-Cancerosas/patologia , Inibidores da Bomba de Prótons/administração & dosagem , Neoplasias Gástricas/patologia , Neoplasias Gástricas/prevenção & controle , Análise de Sobrevida , Taxa de Sobrevida , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento , Vitaminas/administração & dosagem
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(37): 10313-10320, 2019 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31502448

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A peptide fraction with molecular masses below 3 kDa (PSH-3 kDa) from a peach seed hydrolysate demonstrated high angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitory activity (concentration to inhibit 50% ACE (IC50) = 16.4 µg/mL) in our previous work. This work proposes a further study of this highly active fraction. RP-HPLC enabled two fractions (F3 and F4) with high inhibitory activity (IC50 = 2.0 ± 0.5 and 1.2 ± 0.2 µg/mL, respectively) to be isolated. Peptide analysis by LC-Q-TOF-MS/MS using reverse-phase and hydrophilic interaction chromatography enabled 33 peptides within both fractions to be identified. Among them, peptide isoleucine-tyrosine-serine-proline-histidine (IYSPH) showed the highest capacity. The lack of cytotoxicity of peptides was demonstrated in three different cell lines (HeLa, HT-29, and HK-2). Oral administration of PSH-3 kDa fraction or peptide IYSPH caused a significant systolic blood pressure reduction (-30 mmHg) on spontaneously hypertensive rats after 3-6 h treatment.


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Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/administração & dosagem , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/química , Anti-Hipertensivos/administração & dosagem , Anti-Hipertensivos/química , Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Extratos Vegetais/química , Prunus persica/química , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/isolamento & purificação , Animais , Anti-Hipertensivos/isolamento & purificação , Pressão Sanguínea/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Hipertensão/enzimologia , Hipertensão/fisiopatologia , Masculino , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/metabolismo , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação , Hidrolisados de Proteína/química , Ratos , Ratos Endogâmicos SHR , Sementes/química
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Acta Cir Bras ; 34(6): e201900607, 2019 Aug 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31432998

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PURPOSE: Coleus forskohlii Briq., a medicinal plant originally from India, has been indicated against heart disease, expiratory disorders, convulsions, and hepatic changes, among others. In view of the broad pharmacological potential of the plant and the scarce information about its effects, the objective of the present study was to investigate the effect of its use for pretreatment of partially hepatectomized rats. METHODS: The animals were divided into two experimental groups: Control (CG) receiving physiological saline for 10 days before partial hepatetctomy, and Treated (TG) receiving 40 mg Coleus forskohlii/kg/day for 10 days before partial hepatectomy. The treatments were performed by gastric gavage. After the surgical procedure, treatment was continued according to the following groups: CG 24 h, CG 48 h, TG 24 h, and TG 48 hs, and liver tissue and intracardiac blood samples were obtained for histological and biochemical analysis, respectively. RESULTS: No significant differences were observed in mitotic or apoptotic index or in the concentrations of the enzymes AST, ALT and alkaline phosphatase, and no areas of fibrosis were detected. CONCLUSION: Treatment with Coleus forskohlii did not interfere with the course of hepatic hyperplasia.


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Hepatectomia/métodos , Fígado/patologia , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Plectranthus/química , Alanina Transaminase/sangue , Fosfatase Alcalina/sangue , Animais , Aspartato Aminotransferases/sangue , Biomarcadores/sangue , Hepatócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Hiperplasia/tratamento farmacológico , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/cirurgia , Masculino , Ratos
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(34): e16956, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31441895

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BACKGROUND: Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a common disease in elderly individuals. Many medications for KOA have the potential to cause side effects. We used Juglandis semen complex extract (JCE) consisting of 4 herbs derived from Cheong-A-Won, which has been commonly used for KOA treatment. In this study, we will evaluate whether JCE improves symptoms in patients with KOA and will identify the changes in the inflammation factor. METHODS: This study will be a single-center, randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled trial. Three groups, JCE 1000 mg, 2000 mg, and placebo, will be randomly allocated. Total duration of the clinical trial will be 12 to 14 weeks. Study participants will be followed up every 6 weeks and the effect and safety will be assessed at the 2, 3, and 4 visit. All participants were asked to maintain a dosage schedule for this protocol. The primary outcomes will be measured using Korean Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Questionnaire and the secondary outcomes will include pain Visual analog scale score, EuroQol Five Dimensions questionnaire, Patient Global Impression of Change, and the changes in the laboratory test parameters of inflammation. Repeated-measure analysis will be used to measure primary efficacy based on full analysis set. DISCUSSION: This study has limited inclusion and exclusion criteria and a well-controlled intervention, and it will be the first randomized controlled trial to assess the efficacy and safety of JCE in patients with KOA. This study provides insights into the mechanisms that explain the therapeutic effects of JCE in KOA and will lay the groundwork for further studies.


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Osteoartrite do Joelho/tratamento farmacológico , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Método Duplo-Cego , Humanos , Medicina Tradicional Coreana/métodos , Projetos Piloto , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , República da Coreia
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(37): 10342-10351, 2019 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31461273

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Maltol, a maillard reaction product from ginseng (Panax ginseng C. A. Meyer), has been confirmed to inhibit oxidative stress in several animal models. Its beneficial effect on oxidative stress related brain aging is still unclear. In this study, the mouse model of d-galactose (d-Gal)-induced brain aging was employed to investigate the therapeutic effects and potential mechanisms of maltol. Maltol treatment significantly restored memory impairment in mice as determined by the Morris water maze tests. Long-term d-Gal treatment reduced expression of cholinergic regulators, i.e., the cholineacetyltransferase (ChAT) (0.456 ± 0.10 vs 0.211 ± 0.03 U/mg prot), the acetylcholinesterase (AChE) (36.4 ± 5.21 vs 66.5 ± 9.96 U/g). Maltol treatment prevented the reduction of ChAT and AChE in the hippocampus. Maltol decreased oxidative stress levels by reducing levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and malondialdehyde (MDA) production in the brain and by elevating antioxidative enzymes. Furthermore, maltol treatment minimized oxidative stress by increasing the phosphorylation levels of phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K), protein kinase B (Akt), nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), and hemeoxygenase-1 (HO-1). The above results clearly indicate that supplementation of maltol diminishes d-Gal-induced behavioral dysfunction and neurological deficits via activation of the PI3K/Akt-mediated Nrf2/HO-1 signaling pathway in brain. Maltol might become a potential drug to slow the brain aging process and stimulate endogenous antioxidant defense capacity. This study provides the novel evidence that maltol may slow age-associated brain aging.


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Envelhecimento/efeitos dos fármacos , Encéfalo/efeitos dos fármacos , Encéfalo/metabolismo , Galactose/efeitos adversos , Heme Oxigenase-1/metabolismo , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Pironas/administração & dosagem , Envelhecimento/metabolismo , Animais , Heme Oxigenase-1/genética , Humanos , Masculino , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/genética , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Panax/química , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(35): e16854, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31464912

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INTRODUCTION: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a common condition worldwide, and leads to degradation in quality of life and large socioeconomic costs. There has been increasing demand for new therapies with fewer side effects. SOCG (SOCG tablet) is a modified prescription of So-ochim-tang, which is widely used in Traditional Korean Medicine to treat MDD. We aim to evaluate the efficacy of SOCG in treating MDD, and identify the optimum dose. DESIGN: The protocol we are following is that of a Phase II clinical trial with a randomized, double blinded, placebo controlled, and parallel design. One hundred forty-eight participants will be randomly divided into 4 groups and treated for 8 weeks. OUTCOME MEASURES: The primary outcome will be the score in the Korean Version of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale. Scores in the Korean version of the Beck Depression Inventory-II Korean Symptom Check List-95 (KSCL-95), State Trait Anxiety Inventory-Korean version, State- Trait Anger Expression Inventory- Korean version (STAXI-K), Insomnia Severity Index (ISI), and the EuroQol-5 Dimension (EQ-5D) will be considered as secondary outcomes. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS: Demonstration of human safety and efficacy of SOCG in the present trial and identification of the appropriate dose will justify a New Drug Application and a phase III clinical trial. Further, we expect that this new antidepressant will be able to increase cure rates, and alleviate the burden of medical expenses. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: Clinical Research Information Service, Republic of Korea (KCT0002763).


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Antidepressivos/administração & dosagem , Transtorno Depressivo Maior/tratamento farmacológico , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Administração Oral , Adulto , Antidepressivos/efeitos adversos , Método Duplo-Cego , Esquema de Medicação , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Medicina Tradicional Coreana , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Cooperação do Paciente , Extratos Vegetais/efeitos adversos , Qualidade de Vida , Projetos de Pesquisa , Comprimidos , Resultado do Tratamento , Adulto Jovem
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(35): 9796-9804, 2019 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31393712

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Overactivated microglia and persistent neuroinflammation hold an important role in the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative diseases. The extract of Lycoris chejuensis (CJ) and its active compound, 7-deoxy-trans-dihydronarciclasine (named E144), attenuated expressions of pro-inflammatory factors, including nitric oxide, prostaglandin E2, inducible nitric oxide synthase, cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α), and interleukin 6, secreted by lipopolysaccharide-activated BV-2 microglial cells, as measured by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay or western blotting. In contrast, CJ extract and E144 promoted the secretion of the anti-inflammatory cytokine, interleukin 10. Moreover, we found that E144 attenuated the expression of TNF-α and COX-2 in the cerebral cortex of lipopolysaccharide-treated mice and/or T2576 transgenic mice as well as reduced the reactive immune cells visualized by ionized calcium-binding adaptor molecule 1. Our results suggest the possibility of E144 to serve as a potential anti-neuroinflammatory agent by preventing excess production of pro-inflammatory factors.


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Doença de Alzheimer/tratamento farmacológico , Doença de Alzheimer/imunologia , Isoquinolinas/administração & dosagem , Lycoris/química , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Doença de Alzheimer/genética , Animais , Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/genética , Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/imunologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Humanos , Interleucina-6/genética , Interleucina-6/imunologia , Isoquinolinas/química , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Transgênicos , Microglia/efeitos dos fármacos , Microglia/metabolismo , NF-kappa B/genética , NF-kappa B/imunologia , Extratos Vegetais/química , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/genética , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/imunologia
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(35): 9705-9718, 2019 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31393722

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Antimicrobial resistance is among the most urgent global challenges facing sustainable animal production systems. The use of antibiotics as growth promoters and for infectious disease prevention in intensive animal-farming practices has translated into the selection and spread of antimicrobial resistance genes in an unprecedented fashion. Several multi-resistant bacterial strains have been isolated from food-producing animals, thus constituting an alarming food-safety issue. Many industrial byproducts with potential antimicrobial properties are currently being investigated to identify empirical and affordable solutions/alternatives that can potentially be used in feed for animals. Grape pomace is among such byproducts that gained the attention as a result of its low cost, abundance, and, most importantly, its bioactive and antibacterial properties. This review discusses the recently reported studies with regard to exploring the use of grape pomace (and its extracts) in animal production to control pathogens, along with the promotion of beneficial bacterial species in the gut to ultimately alleviate antibacterial resistance. The review further summarizes realistic expectations connected with grape pomace usage and lists the still-to-be-addressed concerns about its application in animal agriculture.


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Ração Animal/análise , Antibacterianos/administração & dosagem , Infecções Bacterianas/veterinária , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Vitis/química , Resíduos/análise , Animais , Antibacterianos/química , Antibacterianos/metabolismo , Infecções Bacterianas/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções Bacterianas/metabolismo , Infecções Bacterianas/microbiologia , Extratos Vegetais/química , Extratos Vegetais/metabolismo , Vitis/metabolismo
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(36): 10107-10115, 2019 Sep 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31434473

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We examined the antiobesity effect of a limonoid 7-deacetoxy-7-oxogedunin, named CG-1, purified from the seeds of Carapa guianensis, Meliaceae, known as andiroba in high-fat-diet (HFD)-fed mice. C57BL/6 mice were fed a low-fat diet or an HFD and orally administered CG-1 (20 mg/kg) for 7 weeks. CG-1 lowered the body weight gain and improved the serum triglyceride level and insulin sensitivity in HFD-fed mice. The expression level of the adipogenesis-related genes was lowered by CG-1 in the visceral white adipose tissue (vWAT). The mRNA expression level of the macrophage-related genes decreased in vWAT following the administration of CG-1 to HFD-fed mice. It is noteworthy that CG-1 activated the brown adipose tissue (BAT) with enhanced expression of uncoupling protein 1 and increased the rectal temperature in HFD-fed mice. These results indicate that the limonoid CG-1 decreased body weight gain and ameliorated hypertriglyceridemia and insulin resistance with the activation of BAT in HFD-fed mice.


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Tecido Adiposo Marrom/efeitos dos fármacos , Fármacos Antiobesidade/administração & dosagem , Resistência à Insulina , Limoninas/administração & dosagem , Meliaceae/química , Obesidade/tratamento farmacológico , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Tecido Adiposo Marrom/metabolismo , Animais , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Obesidade/genética , Obesidade/metabolismo , Obesidade/fisiopatologia , Sementes/química , Triglicerídeos/sangue , Proteína Desacopladora 1/genética , Proteína Desacopladora 1/metabolismo , Ganho de Peso/efeitos dos fármacos
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(28): 7855-7868, 2019 Jul 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31274310

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Bee pollen (BP) collected from different floras possesses various potential bioactivities, but the mechanism-related research on anti-inflammatory effects is limited. Here, three types of BP originating from Camellia sinensis L. (BP-Cs), Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn. (BP-Nn), and Brassica campestris L. (BP-Bc) were assessed using molecular and metabolomics methods to determine their anti-inflammatory effects. The differences in polyphenolic abundance of three types of BP extracts were determined by HPLC-DAD/Q-TOF-MS. In vitro anti-inflammatory effects of three BP extracts were evaluated in a lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced RAW 264.7 cells model. BP-Cs extract with the most abundant polyphenols was found to be the most effective in reducing inflammation by downregulating inflammatory-related genes expression and blocking the activation of MAPK and NF-κB signaling pathways. Polyphenol-rich BP-Cs was further evaluated for their in vivo anti-inflammatory effect in a LPS-induced acute lung injury mouse model. An UPLC-Q-TOF/MS-based metabolomics approach was applied to analyze metabolite changes in mouse serum. Weshowed that the pretreated BP-Cs extract alleviated inflammation and regulated glycerophospholipid metabolism significantly. Our findings provide a foundation for developing and justifying BP as a potential anti-inflammatory ingredient in functional foods or nutraceutical formulations.


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Lesão Pulmonar Aguda/tratamento farmacológico , Anti-Inflamatórios/administração & dosagem , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Pólen/química , Lesão Pulmonar Aguda/genética , Lesão Pulmonar Aguda/imunologia , Animais , Anti-Inflamatórios/química , Abelhas , Brassica/química , Camellia sinensis/química , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão , Humanos , Lipopolissacarídeos/efeitos adversos , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/imunologia , Masculino , Espectrometria de Massas , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Quinases de Proteína Quinase Ativadas por Mitógeno/genética , Quinases de Proteína Quinase Ativadas por Mitógeno/imunologia , NF-kappa B/genética , NF-kappa B/imunologia , Nelumbo/química , Extratos Vegetais/química , Polifenóis/administração & dosagem , Polifenóis/química , Células RAW 264.7
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(28): 7869-7879, 2019 Jul 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31287296

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Carnitine, a dietary quaternary amine mainly from red meat, is metabolized to trimethylamine (TMA) by gut microbiota and subsequently oxidized to trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) by host hepatic enzymes, flavin monooxygenases (FMOs). The objective of this study aims to investigate the effects of flavonoids from oolong tea and citrus peels on reducing TMAO formation and protecting vascular inflammation in carnitine-feeding mice. The results showed that mice treated with 1.3% carnitine in drinking water significantly (p < 0.05) increased the plasma levels of TMAO compared to control group, whereas the plasma TMAO was remarkedly reduced by flavonoids used. Meanwhile, these dietary phenolic compounds significantly (p < 0.05) decreased hepatic FMO3 mRNA levels compared to carnitine only group. Additionally, oolong tea extract decreased mRNA levels of vascular inflammatory markers such as tissue necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) and E-selectin. Polymethoxyflavones significantly lowered the expression of VCAM-1 and showed a decreasing trend in TNF-α and E-selectin mRNA expression compared to the carnitine group. Genus-level analysis of the gut microbiota in the cecum showed that these dietary phenolic compounds induced an increase in the relative abundances of Bacteroides. Oolong tea extract-treated group up-regulated Lactobacillus genus, compared to the carnitine only group. Administration of polymethoxyflavones increased Akkermansia in mice.


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Aterosclerose/tratamento farmacológico , Aterosclerose/metabolismo , Camellia sinensis/química , Carnitina/metabolismo , Citrus/química , Flavonas/administração & dosagem , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Animais , Aterosclerose/genética , Aterosclerose/microbiologia , Bactérias/classificação , Bactérias/genética , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Bactérias/metabolismo , Biotransformação/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Flavonas/análise , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Trato Gastrointestinal/metabolismo , Trato Gastrointestinal/microbiologia , Humanos , Metilaminas/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Extratos Vegetais/análise , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/genética , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/metabolismo , Molécula 1 de Adesão de Célula Vascular/genética , Molécula 1 de Adesão de Célula Vascular/metabolismo
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(30): 8348-8360, 2019 Jul 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31304751

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We have recently demonstrated that tau hyperphosphorylation causes diabetic synaptic neurodegeneration of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), which might be the earliest affair during the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy (DR). Thus, there is a pressing need to seek therapeutic agents possessing neuroprotective effects against tau hyperphosphorylation in RGCs for arresting the progression of DR. Here, using a well-characterized diabetes model of db/db mouse, we discovered that topical ocular application of 10 mg/kg/day of ginsenoside Rg1 (GRg1), one of the major active ingredients extracted from Panax ginseng and Panax notoginseng, ameliorated hyperphosphorylated tau-triggered RGCs synaptic neurodegeneration in diabetic mice. The neuroprotective effects of GRg1 on diabetic retinae were abrogated when retinal IRS-1 or Akt was suppressed by intravitreal injection with si-IRS-1 or topically coadministered with a specific inhibitor of Akt, respectively. However, selective repression of retinal GSK3ß by intravitreal administration of si-GSK3ß rescued the neuroprotective properties of GRg1 when Akt was inactivated. Therefore, the present study showed for the first time that GRg1 can prevent hyperphosphorylated tau-induced synaptic neurodegeneration of RGCs via activation of IRS-1/Akt/GSK3ß signaling in the early phase of DR. Moreover, our data clarify the potential therapeutic significance of GRg1 for neuroprotective intervention strategies of DR.


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Retinopatia Diabética/tratamento farmacológico , Ginsenosídeos/administração & dosagem , Glicogênio Sintase Quinase 3 beta/metabolismo , Proteínas Substratos do Receptor de Insulina/metabolismo , Fármacos Neuroprotetores/administração & dosagem , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Células Ganglionares da Retina/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas tau/metabolismo , Animais , Retinopatia Diabética/genética , Retinopatia Diabética/metabolismo , Glicogênio Sintase Quinase 3 beta/genética , Humanos , Proteínas Substratos do Receptor de Insulina/genética , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Degeneração Neural/tratamento farmacológico , Degeneração Neural/genética , Degeneração Neural/metabolismo , Panax notoginseng/química , Fosforilação , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Retina/patologia , Células Ganglionares da Retina/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas tau/genética
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(32): 8810-8818, 2019 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31318199

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Citrus grandis (L.) Osbeck is a popular fruit cultivated around the world, and its peels are sometimes used for the treatment of cough, abdominal pain, and indigestion in China. However, the peel is discarded after fruit consumption in most cases, and its chemical constituents and biological activities have not been validated before. The present study focused on evaluation of the chemical and pharmacological profile of coumarins from peels of C. grandis against inflammation. The extracts and phytochemicals from peels of C. grandis were prepared, and anti-inflammatory activities were carried out in vivo and in vitro, including inhibiting xylene-induced ear edema and carrageenan-induced paw edema in mice and the production of inflammatory cytokines (interleukin 1ß, prostaglandin 2, and tumor-necrosis factor α) in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced RAW 264.7 cells. Results indicated that methanolic extract, ethyl acetate fraction, and four major coumarins (compounds 7, 8, 13, and 16) inhibited swelling induced by xylene and carrageenan, separately, in vivo. Furthermore, 18 coumarins inhibited inflammatory factor secretion in macrophages primed by LPS, in which compounds 4, 6, 7, 10, 17 showed the most pronounced change, which were comparable to dexamethasone. In summary, peel of C. grandis showed an anti-inflammatory effect and coumarin compounds were responsible for regulating inflammatory mediators and cytokines, which might provide a novel nutritional strategy for inflammatory diseases.


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Anti-Inflamatórios/administração & dosagem , Citrus/química , Cumarínicos/administração & dosagem , Edema/tratamento farmacológico , Frutas/química , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Animais , Anti-Inflamatórios/química , Anti-Inflamatórios/isolamento & purificação , Cumarínicos/química , Cumarínicos/isolamento & purificação , Dinoprostona/imunologia , Edema/genética , Edema/imunologia , Humanos , Interleucina-1beta/genética , Interleucina-1beta/imunologia , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/imunologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Extratos Vegetais/química , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação , Células RAW 264.7 , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/genética , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/imunologia , Resíduos/análise
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(32): 8847-8854, 2019 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31328515

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Microbiome has been revealed as a key element involved in maintaining the circadian rhythms. Oolong tea polyphenols (OTP) has been shown to have potential prebiotic activity. Therefore, this study focused on the regulation mechanisms of OTP on host circadian rhythms. After 8 weeks of OTP administration, a large expansion in the relative abundance of Bacteroidetes with a decrease in Firmicutes was observed, which reflected the positive modulatory effect of OTP on gut flora. In addition, Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes pathways of ATP-binding cassette transporters, two-component system, and the biosynthesis of amino acids enriched the most differentially expressed genes after OTP treatment. Of the differentially expressed proteins identified, most were related to metabolism, genetic information processing, and environmental information processing. It underscores the ability of OTP to regulate circadian rhythm by enhancing beneficial intestinal microbiota and affecting metabolic pathways, contributing to the improvement of host microecology.


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Camellia sinensis/química , Transtornos Cronobiológicos/tratamento farmacológico , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Polifenóis/administração & dosagem , Animais , Bactérias/classificação , Bactérias/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias/genética , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Transtornos Cronobiológicos/microbiologia , Transtornos Cronobiológicos/fisiopatologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Feminino , Humanos , Intestinos/microbiologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Chá/química
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(25): 7040-7049, 2019 Jun 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31199141

RESUMO

Obesity is a metabolic syndrome worldwide that causes many chronic diseases. Recently, we found an antiobesity effect of flaxseed polysaccharide (FP), but the mechanism remains to be elucidated. In this study, rats were first induced to develop obesity by being fed a high-fat diet. The obese rats were then fed a control diet, AIN-93M (group HFD), or a 10% FP diet (group FPD). The body weight, body fat, adipose tissue and liver sections, serous total triglycerides, levels of fasting blood glucose in serum, serous insulin, inflammatory cytokines in serum, and serous proteins within the leptin-neuropeptide Y (NPY) and AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) signaling pathway were determined and analyzed. FP intervention significantly reduced body weight and abdominal fat from 530 ± 16 g and 2.15% ± 0.30% in group HFD to 478 ± 10 g and 1.38% ± 0.48% in group FPD, respectively. This effect was achieved by removing leptin resistance possibly by inhibiting inflammation and recovering satiety through the significant downregulation of NPY and the upregulation of glucagon-like peptide 1. Adiponectin was then significantly upregulated probably via the gut-brain axis and further activated the AMPK signaling pathway to improve lipid metabolism including the improvement of lipolysis and fatty acid oxidation and the suppression of lipogenesis. This is the first report of the proposed antiobesity mechanism of FP, thereby providing a comprehensive understanding of nonstarch polysaccharides and obesity.


Assuntos
Proteínas Quinases Ativadas por AMP/metabolismo , Linho/química , Leptina/metabolismo , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos/efeitos dos fármacos , Obesidade/tratamento farmacológico , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Polissacarídeos/administração & dosagem , Saciação/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas Quinases Ativadas por AMP/genética , Animais , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Masculino , Obesidade/metabolismo , Obesidade/psicologia , Extratos Vegetais/química , Polissacarídeos/química , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Sementes/química , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(26): 7325-7335, 2019 Jul 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31184120

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Tea polyphenols (TP) possess the ability to regulate dyslipidemia and gut microbiota dysbiosis. However, the underlying mechanism is still elusive. The present study explored the intervention of TP on high fat diet induced metabolic disorders, gut microbiota dysbiosis in mice, and the underlying intestinal mechanism. As a result, TP significantly ameliorated hyperlipidemia, improved the expression levels of hepatic lipid metabolism genes, and modulated gut microbiota. The underlying mechanism was supposed to rely on the maintaining of intestinal redox state by TP. Intestinal redox related indicators were significantly correlated with the distribution of gut microbiota. An unidentified genus of Lachnospiraceae, Bacteroides, Alistipes, and Faecalibaculum were identified as the biomarkers for intestinal redox state. Importantly, different dosages of TP modulated intestinal redox state and gut microbiota in varied patterns, and an overdose intake attenuated the beneficial effects on gut health. Our findings offered novel insights into the mechanism of TP on intestinal homeostasis.


Assuntos
Camellia sinensis/química , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Hiperlipidemias/tratamento farmacológico , Intestinos/microbiologia , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Polifenóis/administração & dosagem , Animais , Bactérias/classificação , Bactérias/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias/genética , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Humanos , Hiperlipidemias/genética , Hiperlipidemias/metabolismo , Hiperlipidemias/microbiologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Chá
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Food Chem Toxicol ; 131: 110534, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31150781

RESUMO

Acute and subacute toxicities of the ethanol extract from Epigynum auritum (EAE) wereperformed by oral administration in pathogen-free mice. Acute toxicity study was performed at a single dose of 5000 mg/kg for 14 consecutive days, while subacute toxicity test was conducted by daily oral administration of EAE at doses of 312, 625, 1250, and 2500 mg/kg for 28 days. Acute toxicity study showed that LD50 of EAE was over 5000 mg/kg. The results of subacute toxicity showed no significant adverse effect of EAE at 312 mg/kg. Moreover, EAE exhibited toxicities to liver, spleen and kidney in mice determined by hematological, serum biochemical and histological analyses during daily oral administration of 1250 mg/kg and 2500 mg/kg EAE. The results revealed that the dose of EAE lower than 625 mg/kg can be regarded as safe.


Assuntos
Apocynaceae/química , Componentes Aéreos da Planta/química , Extratos Vegetais/toxicidade , Administração Oral , Animais , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Etanol/química , Feminino , Rim/patologia , Fígado/patologia , Pulmão/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação , Potássio/sangue , Sódio/sangue , Baço/patologia , Testes de Toxicidade Aguda , Testes de Toxicidade Subaguda
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Food Chem Toxicol ; 131: 110538, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31152790

RESUMO

Dioscorea hispida var. daemona (Roxb) Prain & Burkill (DH), also known a tropical yam or intoxicating yam is a bitter wild tuber which is consumed as a staple food and traditionally used as a remedy in Malaysia. However, DH is also notorious for its intoxicating effects and there is currently a dearth of study of possible effects of DH on liver and placental tissues and hence its safe consumption warrants in-depth investigation. This study was therefore designed to investigate into the effect of DH on liver and placenta of pregnant rat via histopathological examination. Thirty pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into five groups consisting of a control (distilled water) and four DH aqueous extract groups (250, 500, 1000 and 2000 mg/kg body weight). The extracts were administered via oral gavage daily throughout the study and animals were sacrificed on day 21. Paraffin-embedded, hematoxylin and eosin stained sections of placenta and liver were examined. Significant changes (p < 0.05) were observed on relative liver and placental weights of animals treated with 2000 mg/kg body weight DH extract. The placental numbers were decreased with the increased of DH extract concentration. Liver histological examination in all treated groups showed that tissues underwent degeneration characterized by hepatocyte swelling, cytoplasmic vacuolation, cytolysis, margination and clumping of nucleus chromatin. Changes of the basal and labyrinth zone were observed in placental tissues in all treated groups. Glycogen cells were reduced with fibrin deposition in the basal zone, while irregular vessel formation was demonstrated in the labyrinth zone. UHPLC-ESI-MS analysis showed the presence four steroidal saponins DH. In conclusion, DH aqueous extract exert hepatotoxicity and adverse effects on the placenta of rats. However, the underlying mechanism and phytochemicals inducing the observed toxicity require further investigation.


Assuntos
Dioscorea/química , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Placenta/efeitos dos fármacos , Extratos Vegetais/toxicidade , Plantas Medicinais/química , Administração Oral , Animais , Feminino , Fígado/patologia , Tamanho do Órgão/efeitos dos fármacos , Placenta/patologia , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Gravidez , Ratos Sprague-Dawley
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Food Chem Toxicol ; 131: 110535, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31154083

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This study endeavours to investigate the phytochemical composition, biological properties and in vivo toxicity of methanol and dichloromethane extracts of Zaleya pentandra (L.) Jeffrey. Total bioactive contents, antioxidant (phosphomolybdenum and metal chelating, DPPH, ABTS, FRAP and CUPRAC) and enzyme inhibition (cholinesterases, tyrosinase α-amylase, and α-glucosidase) potential were assessed utilizing in vitro bioassays. UHPLC-MS phytochemical profiling was carried out to identify the essential compounds. The methanol extract was found to contain highest phenolic (22.60 mg GAE/g) and flavonoid (31.49 mg QE/g) contents which correlate with its most significant radical scavenging, reducing potential and tyrosinase inhibition. The dichloromethane extract was most potent for phosphomolybdenum, ferrous chelation, α-amylase, α-glucosidase, and cholinesterase inhibition assays. UHPLC-MS analysis of methanol extract unveiled to identify 11 secondary metabolites belonging to five sub-groups, i.e., phenolic, alkaloid, carbohydrate, terpenoid, and fatty acid derivatives. Additionally, in vivo toxicity was conducted for 21 days and the methanol extract at different doses (150, 200, 250 and 300 mg/kg) was administered in experimental chicks divided into five groups each containing five individuals. Different physical, haematological and biochemical parameters along with the absolute and relative weight of visceral body organs were studied. Overall, no toxic effect was noted for the extract at tested doses.


Assuntos
Aizoaceae/química , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Extratos Vegetais/toxicidade , Administração Oral , Animais , Galinhas , Inibidores Enzimáticos/administração & dosagem , Inibidores Enzimáticos/química , Inibidores Enzimáticos/farmacologia , Inibidores Enzimáticos/toxicidade , Depuradores de Radicais Livres/administração & dosagem , Depuradores de Radicais Livres/química , Depuradores de Radicais Livres/farmacologia , Depuradores de Radicais Livres/toxicidade , Metanol/química , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Extratos Vegetais/química
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Environ Sci Pollut Res Int ; 26(23): 23209-23218, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31243654

RESUMO

Lead (Pb) is a toxic heavy metal and an environmental pollutant, particularly because of its anthropogenic activity. The main impacts of Pb is recognized to cause injurious influences of various levels of the tropic chain, due to bio-accumulated lead causes many health issues such as intoxication of different body organs, such as kidneys and liver, and reproductive and nervous systems. Industrial lead toxicity has reduced as a result of the attempts to decrease the lead levels in the surrounding work environment. Conversably, health risks related with long-term environmental exposure to a low dose of Pb have been steadily demonstrated. Long-term exposure to lead toxicity caused inflammatory infiltration, degenerative changes in testicular tissues, reduction in spermatocytes, necrosis of hepatocytes, degeneration in renal tubules, and renal epithelium hypertrophy. Hence, we need an influential approach to vanquish lead toxicity. This consequence has emerged the necessity for potentially safe represent remedy, favorably keeping both enhancement and chelating of the antioxidant competences. Many antioxidants have been used for chelating heavy toxic pollutants such as lead and oxidative stress released in excess during lead exposure. Several studies have stated the noticeable gathering of herbal singly or in combination in modulating lead-induced disturbances, therefore proposing great promise in enhancing health status and welfare of man as well as animals. For this, in the current review, we tried to discuss the enormous harmful influences of lead toxicity on the animal model and the disturbing truth that this detrimental toxic substance can be found quite simply in the surroundings and amplitude.


Assuntos
Ração Animal/normas , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Quelantes/farmacologia , Poluentes Ambientais/toxicidade , Intoxicação por Chumbo/prevenção & controle , Chumbo/toxicidade , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Animais , Antioxidantes/administração & dosagem , Humanos , Intoxicação por Chumbo/metabolismo , Masculino , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem
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