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Molecules ; 29(7)2024 Apr 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38611905

RESUMO

The uses of natural compounds, such as essential oils (EOs), are limited due to their instability to light, oxygen and temperature, factors that affect their application. Therefore, improving stability becomes necessary. The objective of this study was to prepare inclusion complexes of Litsea cubeba essential oil (LCEO) with ß-cyclodextrin (ß-CD) using physical mixing (PM), kneading (KN) and co-precipitation (CP) methods and to evaluate the efficiency of the complexes and their physicochemical properties using ATR-FTIR, FT-Raman, DSC and TG. The study also assessed cytotoxicity against human colorectal and cervical cancer cells and antifungal activity against Aspergillus flavus and Fusarium verticillioides. The complexation efficiency results presented significant evidence of LCEO:ß-CD inclusion complex formation, with KN (83%) and CP (73%) being the best methods used in this study. All tested LCEO:ß-CD inclusion complexes exhibited toxicity to HT-29 cells. Although the cytotoxic effect was less pronounced in HeLa tumor cells, LCEO-KN was more active against Hela than non-tumor cells. LCEO-KN and LCEO-CP inclusion complexes were efficient against both toxigenic fungi, A. flavus and F. verticillioides. Therefore, the molecular inclusion of LCEO into ß-CD was successful, as well as the preliminary biological results, evidencing that the ß-CD inclusion process may be a viable alternative to facilitate and increase future applications of this EO as therapeutic medication, food additive and natural antifungal agent.


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Litsea , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero , Humanos , Feminino , Antifúngicos/farmacologia , Aspergillus flavus , Aditivos Alimentares
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World J Microbiol Biotechnol ; 40(5): 163, 2024 Apr 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38613659

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Biotin, also known as vitamin H or B7, acts as a crucial cofactor in the central metabolism processes of fatty acids, amino acids, and carbohydrates. Biotin has important applications in food additives, biomedicine, and other fields. While the ability to synthesize biotin de novo is confined to microorganisms and plants, humans and animals require substantial daily intake, primarily through dietary sources and intestinal microflora. Currently, chemical synthesis stands as the primary method for commercial biotin production, although microbial biotin production offers an environmentally sustainable alternative with promising prospects. This review presents a comprehensive overview of the pathways involved in de novo biotin synthesis in various species of microbes and insights into its regulatory and transport systems. Furthermore, diverse strategies are discussed to improve the biotin production here, including mutation breeding, rational metabolic engineering design, artificial genetic modification, and process optimization. The review also presents the potential strategies for addressing current challenges for industrial-scale bioproduction of biotin in the future. This review is very helpful for exploring efficient and sustainable strategies for large-scale biotin production.


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Aminoácidos , Biotina , Animais , Humanos , Biotecnologia , Ácidos Graxos , Aditivos Alimentares
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Int J Biol Macromol ; 265(Pt 2): 130891, 2024 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38493821

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Avena sativa L. (A. sativa L.), commonly known as oat, is a significant cereal grain crop with excellent edible and medicinal value. Oat polysaccharides (OPs), the major bioactive components of A. sativa L., have received considerable attention due to their beneficial bioactivities. However, the isolation and purification methods of OPs lack innovation, and the structure-activity relationship remains unexplored. This review emphatically summarized recent progress in the extraction and purification methods, structural characteristics, biological activities, structure-to-function associations and the potential application status of OPs. Different materials and isolation methods can result in the differences in the structure and bioactivity of OPs. OPs are mainly composed of various monosaccharide constituents, including glucose, arabinose and mannose, along with galactose, xylose and rhamnose in different molar ratios and types of glycosidic bonds. OPs exhibited a broad molecular weight distribution, ranging from 1.34 × 105 Da to 4.1 × 106 Da. Moreover, structure-activity relationships demonstrated that the monosaccharide composition, molecular weight, linkage types, and chemical modifications are closely related to their multiple bioactivities, including immunomodulatory activity, antioxidant effect, anti-inflammatory activity, antitumor effects etc. This work can provide comprehensive knowledge, update information and promising directions for future exploitation and application of OPs as therapeutic agents and multifunctional food additives.


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Avena , Polissacarídeos , Polissacarídeos/química , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Antioxidantes/química , Monossacarídeos/química , Aditivos Alimentares
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Yakugaku Zasshi ; 144(4): 347-352, 2024.
Artigo em Japonês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38556306

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Quantitative NMR (qNMR) is employed to determine the purity of reagents used as standards for HPLC quantification in the Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP) and has become recognized as a new absolute quantification method in various fields such as pharmaceuticals, foods, and food additives. This report outlines how and why qNMR has been adopted as an official method in the JP and introduces its progression from JP16 to JP18. The results of a survey of companies in the Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers' Association regarding how and when to use qNMR from development to manufacturing stages are introduced. The issues involved in the expansion of the use of qNMR in the field of chemical pharmaceuticals in 2017 are discussed and how these were resolved.


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Aditivos Alimentares , Japão , Espectroscopia de Ressonância Magnética/métodos , Padrões de Referência , Preparações Farmacêuticas
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Yakugaku Zasshi ; 144(4): 353-357, 2024.
Artigo em Japonês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38556307

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In Japan, quantitative NMR (qNMR) has already been recognized as a standard method for determining the purity of quantitative samples not only in the Japanese Pharmacopoeia and the Japanese Standards and Specifications for Food Additives but also in the Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS K 0138: 2018). However, since there was no consensus on the establishment of a standard method, the international standardization of qNMR was initiated based on a proposal from Japan. After three years of discussion among experts, International Organization for Standardization/Technical Committee on Food (ISO/TC34) published ISO 24583: 2022 "Quantitative nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy-Purity determination of organic compounds used for foods and food products-General requirements for 1H-NMR internal standard method." Publication of this standard has resulted in an internationally agreed upon set of requirements for purity determination using qNMR. New technologies emerge from the cycle of basic research, practical use, and standardization, and qNMR is no exception. A novel chromatographic quantification method based on relative molar sensitivity (RMS) is now being put into practical use. The RMS of an analyte with respect to a different reference substance can be determined by using qNMR to accurately determine the molar ratio and then introducing it into the chromatographic system. This method uses the RMS determined by combining qNMR and chromatography instead of the analyte's reference material to determine its content in sample. This method has been adopted in the Japanese Pharmacopoeia, and the development of a general rule in the Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS) is also under consideration.


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Aditivos Alimentares , Espectroscopia de Ressonância Magnética/métodos , Padrões de Referência , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão , Japão
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Food Res Int ; 182: 114157, 2024 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38519184

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Intestinal fibrosis is a long-term complication of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Changes in microbial populations have been linked with the onset of fibrosis and some food additives are known to promote intestinal inflammation facilitating fibrosis induction. In this study, we investigated how polysorbate 80, sucralose, titanium dioxide, sodium nitrite and maltodextrin affect the gut microbiota and the metabolic activity in healthy and IBD donors (patients in remission and with a flare of IBD). The Simulator of the Human Intestinal Microbial Ecosystem (SHIME®) with a static (batch) configuration was used to evaluate the effects of food additives on the human intestinal microbiota. Polysorbate 80 and sucralose decreased butyrate-producing bacteria such as Roseburia and Faecalibacterium prausnitzii. Both compounds, also increased bacterial species positively correlated with intestinal inflammation and fibrosis (i.e.: Enterococcus, Veillonella and Mucispirillum schaedleri), especially in donors in remission of IBD. Additionally, polysorbate 80 induced a lower activity of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) in the three groups of donors, which can affect the intestinal homeostasis. Maltodextrin, despite increasing short-chain fatty acids production, promoted the growth of Ruminococcus genus, correlated with higher risk of fibrosis, and decreased Oscillospira which is negatively associated with fibrosis. Our findings unveil crucial insights into the potential deleterious effects of polysorbate 80, sucralose and maltodextrin on human gut microbiota in healthy and, to a greater extent, in IBD patients.


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Microbioma Gastrointestinal , Doenças Inflamatórias Intestinais , Humanos , Fermentação , Aditivos Alimentares/efeitos adversos , Ecossistema , Polissorbatos/efeitos adversos , Fibrose , Inflamação
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Int J Mol Sci ; 25(5)2024 Feb 23.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38473881

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Human exposure to foodborne inorganic nanoparticles (NPs) is a growing concern. However, identifying potential hazards linked to NP ingestion often requires long-term exposure in animals. Owing these constraints, intestinal organoids are a promising alternative to in vivo experiments; as such, an in vitro approach should enable a rapid and reliable assessment of the effects of ingested chemicals on the gut. However, this remains to be validated for inorganic substances. In our study, a transcriptomic analysis and immunofluorescence staining were performed to compare the effects of food-grade TiO2 (fg-TiO2) on enteroid-derived monolayers (EDMs) from murine intestinal organoids to the known impacts of TiO2 on intestinal epithelium. After their ability to respond to a pro-inflammatory cytokine cocktail was validated, EDMs were exposed to 0, 0.1, 1, or 10 µg fg-TiO2/mL for 24 h. A dose-related increase of the muc2, vilin 1, and chromogranin A gene markers of cell differentiation was observed. In addition, fg-TiO2 induced apoptosis and dose-dependent genotoxicity, while a decreased expression of genes encoding for antimicrobial peptides, and of genes related to tight junction function, was observed. These results validated the use of EDMs as a reliable model for the toxicity testing of foodborne NPs likely to affect the intestinal barrier.


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Nanopartículas Metálicas , Nanopartículas , Humanos , Camundongos , Animais , Mucosa Intestinal/metabolismo , Nanopartículas/química , Titânio/química , Aditivos Alimentares/química , Nanopartículas Metálicas/química
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PLoS Med ; 21(2): e1004338, 2024 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38349899

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BACKGROUND: Emulsifiers are widely used food additives in industrially processed foods to improve texture and enhance shelf-life. Experimental research suggests deleterious effects of emulsifiers on the intestinal microbiota and the metabolome, leading to chronic inflammation and increasing susceptibility to carcinogenesis. However, human epidemiological evidence investigating their association with cancer is nonexistent. This study aimed to assess associations between food additive emulsifiers and cancer risk in a large population-based prospective cohort. METHODS AND FINDINGS: This study included 92,000 adults of the French NutriNet-Santé cohort without prevalent cancer at enrolment (44.5 y [SD: 14.5], 78.8% female, 2009 to 2021). They were followed for an average of 6.7 years [SD: 2.2]. Food additive emulsifier intakes were estimated for participants who provided at least 3 repeated 24-h dietary records linked to comprehensive, brand-specific food composition databases on food additives. Multivariable Cox regressions were conducted to estimate associations between emulsifiers and cancer incidence. Overall, 2,604 incident cancer cases were diagnosed during follow-up (including 750 breast, 322 prostate, and 207 colorectal cancers). Higher intakes of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids (FAs) (E471) were associated with higher risks of overall cancer (HR high vs. low category = 1.15; 95% CI [1.04, 1.27], p-trend = 0.01), breast cancer (HR = 1.24; 95% CI [1.03, 1.51], p-trend = 0.04), and prostate cancer (HR = 1.46; 95% CI [1.09, 1.97], p-trend = 0.02). In addition, associations with breast cancer risk were observed for higher intakes of total carrageenans (E407 and E407a) (HR = 1.32; 95% CI [1.09, 1.60], p-trend = 0.009) and carrageenan (E407) (HR = 1.28; 95% CI [1.06, 1.56], p-trend = 0.01). No association was detected between any of the emulsifiers and colorectal cancer risk. Several associations with other emulsifiers were observed but were not robust throughout sensitivity analyses. Main limitations include possible exposure measurement errors in emulsifiers intake and potential residual confounding linked to the observational design. CONCLUSIONS: In this large prospective cohort, we observed associations between higher intakes of carrageenans and mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids with overall, breast and prostate cancer risk. These results need replication in other populations. They provide new epidemiological evidence on the role of emulsifiers in cancer risk. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov NCT03335644.


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Neoplasias da Mama , Neoplasias da Próstata , Adulto , Masculino , Humanos , Dieta , Fatores de Risco , Estudos Prospectivos , Aditivos Alimentares/efeitos adversos , Diglicerídeos , Ácidos Graxos
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Environ Health Perspect ; 132(2): 27007, 2024 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38380914

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BACKGROUND: The increasing prevalence of food sensitivities has been attributed to changes in gut microenvironment; however, ubiquitous environmental triggers such as inorganic nanoparticles (NPs) used as food additives have not been thoroughly investigated. OBJECTIVES: We explored the impact of the NP-structured food-grade silicon dioxide (fg-SiO2) on intestinal immune response involved in oral tolerance (OT) induction and evaluated the consequences of oral chronic exposure to this food-additive using a mouse model of OT to ovalbumin (OVA) and on gluten immunopathology in mice expressing the celiac disease risk gene, HLA-DQ8. METHODS: Viability, proliferation, and cytokine production of mesenteric lymph node (MLN) cells were evaluated after exposure to fg-SiO2. C57BL/6J mice and a mouse model of OT to OVA were orally exposed to fg-SiO2 or vehicle for 60 d. Fecal lipocalin-2 (Lcn-2), anti-OVA IgG, cytokine production, and immune cell populations were analyzed. Nonobese diabetic (NOD) mice expressing HLA-DQ8 (NOD/DQ8), exposed to fg-SiO2 or vehicle, were immunized with gluten and immunopathology was investigated. RESULTS: MLN cells exposed to fg-SiO2 presented less proliferative T cells and lower secretion of interleukin 10 (IL-10) and transforming growth factor beta (TGF-ß) by T regulatory and CD45+ CD11b+ CD103+ cells compared to control, two factors mediating OT. Mice given fg-SiO2 exhibited intestinal Lcn-2 level and interferon gamma (IFN-γ) secretion, showing inflammation and less production of IL-10 and TGF-ß. These effects were also observed in OVA-tolerized mice exposed to fg-SiO2, in addition to a breakdown of OT and a lower intestinal frequency of T cells. In NOD/DQ8 mice immunized with gluten, the villus-to-crypt ratio was decreased while the CD3+ intraepithelial lymphocyte counts and the Th1 inflammatory response were aggravated after fg-SiO2 treatment. DISCUSSION: Our results suggest that chronic oral exposure to fg-SiO2 blocked oral tolerance induction to OVA, and worsened gluten-induced immunopathology in NOD/DQ8 mice. The results should prompt investigation on the link between SiO2 exposure and food sensitivities in humans. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP12758.


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Interleucina-10 , Dióxido de Silício , Humanos , Animais , Camundongos , Interleucina-10/farmacologia , Dióxido de Silício/toxicidade , Aditivos Alimentares/farmacologia , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Tolerância Imunológica/genética , Glutens/farmacologia , Ovalbumina/farmacologia , Administração Oral , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C
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Int J Mol Sci ; 25(3)2024 Jan 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38338896

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A food additive, silicon dioxide (SiO2) is commonly used in the food industry as an anti-caking agent. The presence of nanoparticles (NPs) in commercial food-grade SiO2 has raised concerns regarding their potential toxicity related to nano size. While recent studies have demonstrated the oral absorption and tissue distribution of food-additive SiO2 particles, limited information is available about their excretion behaviors and potential impact on macrophage activation. In this study, the excretion kinetics of two differently manufactured (fumed and precipitated) SiO2 particles were evaluated following repeated oral administration to rats for 28 d. The excretion fate of their intact particles, decomposed forms, or ionic forms was investigated in feces and urine, respectively. Monocyte uptake, Kupffer cell activation, and cytokine release were assessed after the oral administration of SiO2 particles. Additionally, their intracellular fates were determined in Raw 264.7 cells. The results revealed that the majority of SiO2 particles were not absorbed but directly excreted via feces in intact particle forms. Only a small portion of SiO2 was eliminated via urine, predominantly in the form of bioconverted silicic acid and slightly decomposed ionic forms. SiO2 particles were mainly present in particle forms inside cells, followed by ionic and silicic acid forms, indicating their slow conversion into silicic acid after cellular uptake. No effects of the manufacturing method were observed on excretion and fates. Moreover, no in vivo monocyte uptake, Kupffer cell polarization, or cytokine release were induced by orally administered SiO2 particles. These finding contribute to understanding the oral toxicokinetics of food-additive SiO2 and provide valuable insights into its potential toxicity.


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Nanopartículas , Dióxido de Silício , Ratos , Animais , Dióxido de Silício/farmacocinética , Ácido Silícico , Aditivos Alimentares , Ativação de Macrófagos , Nanopartículas/toxicidade , Tamanho da Partícula , Citocinas
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J Biotechnol ; 384: 55-62, 2024 Mar 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38401645

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Enzymatic synthesis of flavours, fragrances and food additives compounds have great demand and market value. Benzyl butyrate is commercially important flavour and food additive compound having global use around 100 metric tons/year and widely used in various industrial sectors. However, industrial synthesis of food additive benzyl butyrate is carried out by conventional chemical process which demands for the green biobased sustainable synthetic process. The present work reports steapsin catalyzed synthesis of benzyl butyrate for the first time in supercritical carbon dioxide (Sc-CO2) reaction medium. All reaction variables are optimized in details to obtain competent conversion of 99% in Sc-CO2 reaction medium. The developed steapsin catalyzed synthesis in Sc-CO2 medium offered almost four-fold higher conversion to benzyl butyrate than organic (conventional) solvent. The steapsin biocatalyst was effectually recycled up to five reaction cycles in Sc-CO2 medium. Moreover, the developed steapsin catalyzed protocol in Sc-CO2 medium was extended to synthesize different ten industrially significant flavour fragrance compounds that offers 99% conversion and three to five-folds higher conversion than organic medium. Thus, the present steapsin catalyzed protocol offered improved synthesis of various commercially significant flavour compounds in Sc-CO2. medium.


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Butiratos , Dióxido de Carbono , Esterificação , Lipase/química , Aditivos Alimentares
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J Trace Elem Med Biol ; 83: 127409, 2024 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38394968

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BACKGROUND: Food-grade titanium dioxide (E171), a white colourant widely used in ultra-processed food products, has been banned in the European Union. However, its usage is still permitted in medicines, and in several other countries. The estimated intake of E171 in children is higher than in adults, which led us to hypothesise that E171 induces differential effects depending on age, with adult mice being the most susceptible due to age, despite the lower dose. AIM: To evaluate the effects of oral administration of E171 on intestinal permeability, ileum, and colon histology, and how these effects impact anxious and depressive behaviour in young and adult mice of both sexes. METHODS: Young and adult mice of both sexes C57BL/6 mice received 10 mg/kgbw E171/3 times per week for 3 months. E171 was administered orally in water by pipetting, while control groups only received drinking water, then intestinal permeability, histology and animal behaviour were analysed. RESULTS: E171 showed an amorphous shape, primary particles sized below 1 µm and anatase crystalline structure. Oral administration of E171 disrupted the intestinal permeability in adult male and female mice, but no effects were observed in young mice of both sexes. E171 promoted ileal adenoma formation in half of the adult female population, moreover hyperplastic crypts, and hyperplastic goblet cells at histological level in adult mice of both sexes. The colon presented hyperplastic goblet cells, hyperchromatic nuclei, increased proliferation and DNA damage in adult mice of both sexes. The anxiety and depressive behaviour were only altered in adult mice treated with E171, but no changes were detected in young animals of both sexes. CONCLUSIONS: Adult mice displayed higher susceptibility in all parameters analysed in this study compared to young mice of both sexes.


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Aditivos Alimentares , Nanopartículas , Humanos , Criança , Masculino , Feminino , Animais , Camundongos , Aditivos Alimentares/química , Aditivos Alimentares/farmacologia , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Alimentos , Intestinos , Titânio/química , Nanopartículas/química
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Regul Toxicol Pharmacol ; 148: 105586, 2024 Mar.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38382587

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The increasing use of titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles (NPs) has raised concern about the safety of food additive TiO2. TiO2 has been considered no longer safe by EFSA due to concerns over genotoxicity, however, there are conflicting opinions upon the safety of TiO2 as a food additive, and the number of in vivo genotoxicity studies conducted on food additive TiO2 was limited. In order to investigate the potential genotoxicity of food additive TiO2, we evaluated the genotoxicity of a commercial food additive TiO2 (average size of 135.54 ± 41.01 nm, range from 60.83 to 230.16 nm, NPs account for 30% by number) using a battery of standard in vivo tests, including mammalian erythrocyte micronucleus test, mammalian bone marrow chromosomal aberration test and in vivo mammalian alkaline comet test. After 15 days of consecutive intragastric administration at doses of 250, 500, and 1000 mg/kgBW, food additive TiO2 neither increased the frequencies of bone marrow micronuclei or chromosomal aberration in mice, nor induced DNA strand breakage in rat liver cells. These results indicate that under the condition of this study, food additive TiO2 does not have genotoxic potential although it contains a fraction of NPs.


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Nanopartículas Metálicas , Nanopartículas , Ratos , Camundongos , Animais , Aditivos Alimentares/toxicidade , Dano ao DNA , Testes para Micronúcleos , Titânio/toxicidade , Aberrações Cromossômicas/induzido quimicamente , Ensaio Cometa , Mamíferos
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Biochem Biophys Res Commun ; 703: 149601, 2024 Apr 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38364680

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Thaumatin is a sweet-tasting protein that elicits a sweet taste at a threshold of approximately 50 nM. Structure-sweetness relationships in thaumatin suggest that the basicity of two amino acids residues, Arg82 and Lys67, are particularly responsible for sweetness. Using tetragonal crystals, our structural analysis suggested that flexible sidechain conformations of these two residues play an important role in sweetness. However, in tetragonal crystals, Arg82 is adjacent to symmetry-related residues, and its flexibility is relatively restrained by the crystal packing. To reduce and diminish these symmetry-related effects, orthorhombic crystals were prepared, and their structures were successfully determined at a resolution of 0.89 Å. Within the orthorhombic lattice, two alternative conformations were more clearly visible at Lys67 than in a tetragonal system. Interestingly, for the first time, three alternative conformations at Arg82 were only found in an orthorhombic system. These results suggest the importance of flexible conformations in sweetness determinants. Such subtle structural variations might serve to adjust the complementarity of the electrostatic potentials of sweet receptors, thereby eliciting the potent sweet taste of thaumatin.


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Aditivos Alimentares , Proteínas de Plantas , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Conformação Proteica , Edulcorantes , Paladar
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Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) ; 72(1): 93-97, 2024.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38233137

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Sunflower seed extract, an antioxidant agent registered on the List of Existing Food Additives in Japan, was evaluated using HPLC, and three common constituents were detected. These peaks were identified as monocaffeoylquinic acids (3-O-caffeoylquinic acid, 4-O-caffeoylquinic acid, and 5-O-caffeoylquinic acid [chlorogenic acid]). Upon scrutinizing other components, dicaffeoylquinic acids (isochlorogenic acids; 3,4-di-O-caffeoylquinic, 3,5-di-O-caffeoylquinic, and 4,5-di-O-caffeoylquinic acids) were also identified. Structures of two newly isolated compounds were determined to be 3-O-(3S-2-oxo-3-hydroxy-indole-3-acetyl)-5-O-caffeoylquinic and 4-O-(3S-2-oxo-3-hydroxy-indole-3-acetyl)-5-O-caffeoylquinic acids. To identify the components that contribute to the antioxidant activity of sunflower seed extract, we fractionated the food additive sample solution and examined the active fractions for 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging activity. Monocaffeoylquinic and dicaffeoylquinic acids showed high DPPH activity, including their contribution to the antioxidant activity of this food additive. DPPH radical scavenging activity of the new compounds showed almost the same value as that of the positive control, Trolox. Therefore, the contribution of these compounds was also considered.


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Antioxidantes , Ácido Clorogênico/análogos & derivados , Helianthus , Ácido Quínico/análogos & derivados , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Antioxidantes/química , Aditivos Alimentares/análise , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão/métodos , Extratos Vegetais/química , Indóis
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38175170

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Silicon dioxide (SiO2), in its amorphous form, is an approved direct food additive in the United States and has been used as an anticaking agent in powdered food products and as a stabilizer in the production of beer. While SiO2 has been used in food for many years, there is limited information regarding its particle size and size distribution. In recent years, the use of SiO2 food additive has raised attention because of the possible presence of nanoparticles. Characterization of SiO2 food additive and understanding their physicochemical properties utilizing modern analytical tools are important in the safety evaluation of this additive. Herein, we present analytical techniques to characterize some SiO2 food additives, which were obtained directly from manufacturers and distributors. Characterization of these additives was performed using dynamic light scattering (DLS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), and single-particle inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (spICP-MS) after the food additive materials underwent different experimental conditions. The data obtained from DLS, spICP-MS, and electron microscopy confirmed the presence of nanosized (1-100 nm) primary particles, as well as aggregates and agglomerates of aggregates with sizes greater than 100 nm. SEM images demonstrated that most of the SiO2 food additives procured from different distributors showed similar morphology. The results provide a foundation for evaluating the nanomaterial content of regulated food additives and will help the FDA address current knowledge gaps in analyzing nanosized particles in commercial food additives.


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Nanopartículas , Nanoestruturas , Dióxido de Silício/química , Aditivos Alimentares/análise , Nanopartículas/química , Análise Espectral , Tamanho da Partícula
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Int J Biol Macromol ; 254(Pt 1): 127731, 2024 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38287567

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Ground cherry, Physalis pubescens, is mainly cultivated as a fruit worldwide and popularly used as a food supplement and traditional Chinese medicine. Plants are challenged by external environmental stress and can initiate resistance to the stress through the regulation of pathogenesis-related (PR) proteins. Among PR proteins, PR-5, a thaumatin-like protein (TLP), was identified in many plants and found to be able to enhance stress resistance. However, PR-5 in ground cherry is not characterized and its expression is yet to be understood. In this study, a PR-5 protein PpTLP1 in P. pubescens was firstly identified. Analysis of the amino acid sequences revealed that PpTLP1 was highly similar to PR-NP24 identified in tomato with a difference in only one amino acid. Expression analysis indicated that the PpTLP1 gene was highly expressed in leaf while the PpTLP1 protein was tissue-specifically accumulated in cherry exocarp. Furthermore, the down-regulation of PpTLP1 in ground cherry was induced by NaCl treatment while the up-regulation was promoted by the infection of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Botrytis cinerea. This study will provide a new plant resource containing a TLP in Physalis genus and a novel insight for the improvement of postharvest management of ground cherry and other Solanaceae plants.


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Physalis , Physalis/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/química , Plantas/metabolismo , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Aditivos Alimentares
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Nutrients ; 16(2)2024 Jan 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38276545

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BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD) are multifactorial neurodegenerative disorders that are mostly treated with drugs inhibiting key enzymes of cholinergic and aminergic neurotransmission, such as acetyl and butyryl cholinesterase (AChE, BuChE) or monoamine oxidases (MAO)-A/B, and of Aß1-40 aggregation. Diet plant components with multitarget functions are promising compounds in the prevention of AD and PD. Our aim was to identify neuroprotective compounds from Annurca apple polyphenol extract (AFPE). METHODS: AFPE was fractionated by gel filtration, and the eluted peaks were subjected to chemical analyses (i.e., RP-HPLC and mass spectrometry), determination of inhibitory enzyme activity and cell effects by MTT, and morphology assays. RESULTS: In AFPE, we identified thaumatin-like protein 1a, belonging to the pathogenesis-related protein (PR) family. This protein showed the best inhibitory activity on AChE, MAO-A (IC50 = 5.53 µM and 1.71 µM, respectively), and Aß1-40 fibril aggregation (IC50 = 9.16 µM), compared to AFPE and other polyphenol-containing fractions. Among the latter, Peak 4 reverted Aß fibril formation (IC50 = 104.87 µM). Moreover, thaumatin-like protein 1a protected AGS and MKN-28 cells from serum-deprivation-induced stress conditions. CONCLUSIONS: We showed that AFPE exerted neuroprotective functions not only through its polyphenols but also through thaumatin-like protein 1a, which acted like a multitarget molecule.


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Doença de Alzheimer , Ácido Clorogênico , Flavonoides , Fármacos Neuroprotetores , Doença de Parkinson , Humanos , Inibidores da Monoaminoxidase/farmacologia , Inibidores da Monoaminoxidase/uso terapêutico , Cromatografia Gasosa-Espectrometria de Massas , Doença de Alzheimer/tratamento farmacológico , Monoaminoxidase/metabolismo , Taninos , Peptídeos beta-Amiloides/metabolismo , Aditivos Alimentares/uso terapêutico , Doença de Parkinson/tratamento farmacológico , Fármacos Neuroprotetores/farmacologia , Fármacos Neuroprotetores/uso terapêutico , Inibidores da Colinesterase/farmacologia , Acetilcolinesterase/metabolismo
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Eur Geriatr Med ; 15(1): 19-31, 2024 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38280090

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INTRODUCTION: Dysphagia is associated with long-term conditions including strokes, dementia, Parkinson's disease and frailty. Dysphagia affects 30-40% of the population aged over 65 years-old. Adults with dysphagia often experience long-term conditions requiring multiple medications (often > 5) to manage these. The thickening of liquids is a common compensatory strategy in dysphagia management. Studies suggest that immersion in thickened liquids affects medicines' solubility in vitro. Clinicians and pharmacists are unaware of the pharmacokinetic/therapeutic effects of thickened liquids on oral medicines. We conducted a systematic review of existing literature on thickeners' effects on drug bioavailability. METHODOLOGY: We performed a literature search of MEDLINE & EMBASE. Search terms included: dysphagia/thickened diet (EMBASE only)/ bioavailability or absorption of medicines or pharmacokinetics; excluded: NG feeds/animal studies. STUDIES INCLUDED: all genders, countries, > 18 years, community and hospital settings. PRISMA guidance was followed. RESULTS: Five hundred seventy results were found, and 23 articles identified following the reference list review. Following an abstract and full-text review, 18 were included. Most articles evaluated thickeners on dissolution profiles in-vitro, with a few investigating in-vivo. Most studies were single-centre prospective studies identifying that thickeners generally affect dissolution rates of medications. Few studies assessed bioavailability or used clinical outcomes. CONCLUSION: Dysphagia and polypharmacy are common in older adults, but little is known about the effects of altering liquid viscosity on the therapeutic effect of most medications. Further larger-scale studies are required to evaluate the therapeutic impact of thickener, on a bigger range of medications, factoring in other variables such as type of thickener, viscosity of thickener and duration of immersion.


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Transtornos de Deglutição , Animais , Feminino , Masculino , Transtornos de Deglutição/tratamento farmacológico , Bebidas/análise , Disponibilidade Biológica , Estudos Prospectivos , Aditivos Alimentares/análise
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Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces ; 234: 113739, 2024 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-38219640

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Browning has many important implications with nutrition and the shelf life of foods. Mitigating browning is of particular interest in food chemistry. The addition of antioxidants has been a common strategy to extend shelf life of drug and food products. In this work, we report a microfluidic technology for encapsulation of three common food additives (potassium metathionite (PMS), curcumin (CCM), and ß-carotene (ß-Car)) into nano-formulations using low-cost and readily available materials such as shellac. The food additives encapsulated nanoparticles provide a microenvironment that can prevent oxidation during daily storage. The results showed that the produced nanoparticles had a narrow size distribution with an average size of around 100 nm, were stable at conventional storage conditions (4 ºC) for 18 weeks, and had sustained release ability at 37 ºC, pH= 7.8, 160 rpm. In addition, further experiments showed that the formulation of hydrophobic additives, such as CCM and ß-Car did not only improve their bioavailability but also allowed for the encapsulation of a combination of ingredients. In addition, the antioxidants loaded nanoparticles demonstrated good biocompatibility, low toxicity to human cells. The longer release time of encapsulated food additives increases shelf life of foods and enhances consumer purchase preferences, which not only saves costs but also reduces waste. In summary, this study shows that such antioxidant-loaded nanoparticles provide a promising strategy in extending the shelf life of food products.


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Antioxidantes , Nanopartículas , Humanos , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Antioxidantes/química , Aditivos Alimentares , Microfluídica , Alimentos , Nanopartículas/química
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