Etudes Anti-âge

Le jus de cassis comme inhibiteur MAO?

10/10/2018 | Etudes Compléments alimentaires et Etudes Perte de poids et Etudes Anti-âge et Etudes sur les boosters sexuels et la sexualité

 

The pharmacodynamic profile of “Blackadder” blackcurrant juice effects upon the monoamine axis in humans: A randomised controlled trial
Anthony W. Watson       Nutritional Neuroscience         05 Oct 2018

Emerging evidence from human intervention trials indicates health benefits of consuming blackcurrant fruit, including improvements to cognitive performance, modulation of blood flow, regulation of blood glucose and inhibition of enzymes underpinning normal cognitive function. Of particular relevance is our previous demonstration of monoamine oxidase (MAO)-A and B inhibition after the consumption of a New Zealand “Blackadder” blackcurrant juice in humans.

The current study uses a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised cross- over design to assess the pharmacodynamics of the effects on platelet MAO-B inhibition and associated substrates, plasma prolactin levels and blood glucose levels after consumption of a single serve of “Blackadder” blackcurrant juice standardised to 500 mg polyphenols. Eight healthy male (20-–35 years) participants completed the trial. Measurements were obtained at baseline 15, 30, 45, 60, 100, 120, 150, 180, 240 mins and 24 h post dose.

A fast, absolute and reversible inhibition of blood platelet MAO-B (P 

< 0.001) and a significant but delayed reduction in plasma prolactin (P 

< 0.001) were observed following the consumption of “Blackadder” blackcurrant juice when compared to a placebo control. No interpretable changes in substrates of MAO or associated metabolites were seen.

These data provide a clear time course of the reversible inhibition of MAO-B after the single consumption of a of New Zealand “Blackadder” blackcurrant juice standardised at

500 mg of polyphenols and, therefore, provide a therapeutic window on which to base future nutritional interventions.

Liens Cordyceps sinensis et cancer?

02/10/2018 | Etudes Compléments alimentaires et Etudes Anti-âge et Etudes sur les boosters sexuels et la sexualité

 

Cordyceps sinensis Promotes the Growth of Prostate Cancer Cells
Ming-wei Ma           Nutrition and Cancer   01 Oct 2018

Abstract
Background: This study aims to test whether Cordyceps sinensis (CS), the most expensive Asian nutrient supplement might stimulate growth of prostate cancer cells.

Methods: Impact of CS on growth of prostate cancer was determined in vivo and in vitro.

Results: Firstly, the serum testosterone level was significantly elevated in mice fed CS. Prostate glands were significantly enlarged (weight index 0.53 ± 0.04 mg/g vs. 0.31 ± 0.04 mg/g, P = 0.006). Furthermore, cell viability was increased twofold in the androgen-responsive prostate cancer cell line (VCaP) after CS treatment. This promoting effect disappeared after bicalutamide was added. In addition, serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in mice bearing VCaP xenografts was significantly elevated (0.66 ± 0.04 ng/ml vs. 0.26 ± 0.06 ng/ml, P 

< 0.001) after treatment with CS. Finally, VCaP tumors in mice treated with CS grew much faster (479.2 ± 78.74 mm3 vs. 283 ± 58.97 mm3, P = 0.074). However, the above promoting effects of CS were not observed in parallel studies using the PC-3 cell line which lacks AR expression.

Conclusions:

These results suggest that CS promotes growth of prostate cancer cells by increasing production of testosterone and stimulating the AR-dependent pathway. Additional studies are required to see whether CS is safely consumed by patients with prostate cancer.

α‐Cedrene pour plus de muscle?

19/06/2018 | Etudes Compléments alimentaires et Etudes Perte de poids et Etudes Anti-âge

 

α‐Cedrene, a Newly Identified Ligand of MOR23, Increases Skeletal Muscle Mass and Strength
Tao Tong Molecular Nutrition &  Food Research 14 June 2018

Scope
Skeletal muscle atrophy is a common and debilitating condition that lacks an effective therapy. In this study, we tested the effects of α‐cedrene, a natural ligand of mouse olfactory receptor 23 (MOR23) whose ectopic function regulating myogenesis was reported recently, on skeletal muscle growth.

Methods and results
α‐Cedrene, not only stimulated hypertrophy but also attenuated free fatty acid–induced atrophy of cultured skeletal myotubes, as evidenced by an increased myotube diameter, fusion index, and total cellular protein content. These hypertrophic and antiatrophic properties of α‐cedrene in cultured myotubes were confirmed in corresponding mouse models. The skeletal muscle mass, total muscle protein content, average cross‐sectional area of myofibers, and muscle strength were significantly greater in α‐cedrene–treated mice compared with untreated animals during either a regular chow diet or high‐fat diet. Receptor knockdown experiments using RNA interference in cultured skeletal myotubes revealed that the hypertrophic and antiatrophic properties of α‐cedrene may be mediated by MOR23. Furthermore, α‐cedrene induced the expression of MOR23 and enhanced its downstream cAMP–PKA–CREB signaling in the skeletal muscle of mice fed chow or high‐fat diet.

Conclusions
α‐Cedrene is a promising agent that may be applied to enhance the mass and strength of skeletal muscle.

Pourquoi le diabète augmente le niveau de BCAA sanguins?

10/06/2018 | Etudes Compléments alimentaires et Etudes Perte de poids et Etudes Anti-âge

 

Fasting serum amino acids concentration is associated with insulin resistance and pro-inflammatory cytokines
Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice Volume 140, June 2018, Pages 107-117               Sang-GukLee
Highlights
• Serum branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) were increased in type 2 diabetes mellitus.
• Serum non-BCAAs were also elevated in patients with type 2 diabetes.
• HOMA-IR and pro-inflammatory cytokines were independent predictors of amino acid.
• Insulin resistance or inflammatory cytokines could induce skeletal muscle proteolysis.
• Elevated serum amino acids are an early manifestation of impaired insulin action.

Aims
We evaluated specific alterations in amino acids (AAs) profile in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and impaired fasting glucose (IFG) compared with healthy controls. In addition, we tried to find the mechanisms behind these AA alterations.

Methods
Twenty AAs, TNF-α, and IL-6 were analyzed in fasting serum samples from a total of 198 individuals (56 drug-naïve patients with T2DM, 69 patients IFG, and 73 healthy controls). The C2C12 mouse myoblast cell lines were used to examine the changes of MAFbx and MuRF1 expressions, which are muscle specific E3 ligases acting as major mediators of skeletal muscle proteolysis, after development of insulin resistance induced by palmitate treatment.

Results
In addition to branched chain amino acids BCAAs, fasting serum AAs such as glutamic acid, lysine, phenylalanine, arginine, alanine, tyrosine, aspartic acid, were higher in patients with T2DM and intermediately elevated in patients with IFG compared with normoglycemic controls. These serum AA concentrations positively correlated with fasting glucose, homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR), and pro-inflammatory cytokines. In addition, HOMA-IR and pro-inflammatory cytokines were two important independent predictors of serum AA levels. In vitro experiments showed that palmitate treatment in C2C12 myotubes induced insulin resistance, increased pro-inflammatory cytokine gene expression, and increased MAFbx gene and protein expression.

Conclusions
The increase in fasting serum AAs can be an early manifestation of insulin resistance. Increased muscle proteolysis induced by insulin resistance and inflammatory cytokines can be a possible mechanism for the rise in serum AA levels.

Comment une alimentation acide agresse les reins?

25/05/2018 | Etudes Compléments alimentaires et Etudes Perte de poids et Etudes Anti-âge

 

Kidney Response to the Spectrum of Diet-Induced Acid Stress
Nimrit Goraya                     Nutrients 2018, 10(5), 596;


Chronic ingestion of the acid (H+)-producing diets that are typical of developed societies appears to pose a long-term threat to kidney health. Mechanisms employed by kidneys to excrete this high dietary H+ load appear to cause long-term kidney injury when deployed over many years. In addition, cumulative urine H+ excretion is less than the cumulative increment in dietary H+, consistent with H+ retention. This H+ retention associated with the described high dietary H+ worsens as the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) declines which further exacerbates kidney injury. Modest H+ retention does not measurably change plasma acid–base parameters but, nevertheless, causes kidney injury and might contribute to progressive nephropathy. Current clinical methods do not detect H+ retention in its early stages but the condition manifests as metabolic acidosis as it worsens, with progressive decline of the glomerular filtration rate.

We discuss this spectrum of H+ injury, which we characterize as “H+ stress”, and the emerging evidence that high dietary H+ constitutes a threat to long-term kidney health.

Influence de la sérine sur la sécrétion de GH et cortisol?

28/03/2018 | Etudes Compléments alimentaires et Etudes Perte de poids et Etudes Anti-âge

 

Effects of L-serine supplementation on the daily rhythms of growth hormone and corticosterone concentrations in mice
Li Wu,      Biological Rhythm Research       22 Mar 2018    

The impact of L-serine on the daily rhythms of growth hormone (GH) and corticosterone remains unknown. We explored whether the daily rhythms of these hormones were affected by L-serine supplementation as well as the supplementation time.

The results showed that plasma GH concentration at Zeitgeber time (ZT) 4 and 8 were significantly increased by L-serine supplementation at ZT22, while the diurnal rhythms peaks of plasma corticosterone at ZT12 were suppressed by L-serine supplementation at ZT10. After the supplementation was stopped, the effects of L-serine on the diurnal rhythms of plasma GH and corticosterone lasted for 2 days then they were fading on day 4. L-serine concentrations in plasma and hypothalamus after supplementation at ZT22 was lower than those after supplementation at ZT10.

In conclusion, L-serine modulates the daily rhythms of GH and corticosterone depending on its supplementation time. The modulation effect might be association with the daily rhythms of L-serine metabolism.

Effet du glycérol sur le cancer du foie

24/03/2018 | Etudes Compléments alimentaires et Etudes Anti-âge

 

Attenuation of liver cancer development by oral glycerol supplementation in the rat
Alejo M. Capiglioni   European Journal of Nutrition April 2018, Volume 57, Issue 3, pp 1215–1224 | Cite as

Purpose
Glycerol usage is increasing in food industry for human and animal nutrition. This study analyzed the impact of glycerol metabolism when orally supplemented during the early stage of rat liver carcinogenesis.

Methods
Wistar rats were subjected to a 2-phase model of hepatocarcinogenesis (initiated-promoted, IP group). IP animals also received glycerol by gavage (200 mg/kg body weight, IPGly group).

Results
Glycerol treatment reduced the volume of preneoplastic lesions by decreasing the proliferative status of liver foci, increasing the expression of p53 and p21 proteins and reducing the expression of cyclin D1 and cyclin-dependent kinase 1. Besides, apoptosis was enhanced in IPGly animals, given by an increment of Bax/Bcl-2 ratio, Bad and PUMA mitochondrial expression, a concomitant increase in cytochrome c release and caspase-3 activation. Furthermore, hepatic levels of glycerol phosphate and markers of oxidative stress were increased in IPGly rats. Oxidative stress intermediates act as intracellular messengers, inducing p53 activation and changes in JNK and Erk signaling pathways, with JNK activation and Erk inhibition.

Conclusion
The present work provides novel data concerning the preventive actions of glycerol during the development of liver cancer and represents an economically feasible intervention to treat high-risk individuals.

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