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Effect of a labile methyl donor on the transformation of 5-demethyltangeretin and the related implication on bioactivity.
J. Agric. Food Chem.
PUBLISHED: 08-19-2013
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Polymethoxyflavones (PMFs) belong to a subgroup of flavonoids that particularly exist in the peels of citrus fruits. Despite their many health-beneficial biofunctionalities, the lipophilic nature of PMFs limits their water solubility and oral bioavailability. To investigate the effect of the delivery system on the improvement of PMF bioavailibility, a lecithin-based emulsion was formulated for the delivery of two PMF compounds, tangeretin and 5-demethyltangeretin. While the emulsion system improved the digestion kinetics and the total solubilized PMF concentrations in in vitro lipolysis studies, the concentration of 5-demethyltangeretin decreased due to chemical transformation to its permethoxylated counterpart, tangeretin. The emulsifier lecithin used in this emulsion formulation contained a choline headgroup as a labile methyl group donor. The presence of a methyl donor potentially caused the transformation of 5-demethyltangeretin and reduced its anti-cancer-cell-proliferation activities. Moreover, this is the first report in the literature of the transformation from 5-demethyltangeretin to tangeretin in a lecithin-based emulsion during lipolysis, and the mechanism underlying this phenomenon has also been proposed for the first time.
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Bioactive peptides/chitosan nanoparticles enhance cellular antioxidant activity of (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate.
J. Agric. Food Chem.
PUBLISHED: 01-17-2013
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(-)-Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), one representative of the well-studied chemopreventive phytochemicals but with low bioavailability, was encapsulated in monodispersed nanoparticles that were assembled from bioactive caseinophosphopeptide (CPP) and chitosan (CS). The encapsulation efficiency of EGCG in CS-CPP nanoparticles ranged from 70.5 to 81.7%; meanwhile, the in vitro release of EGCG from CS-CPP nanoparticles was in a controllable manner. The EGCG-loaded CS-CPP nanoparticles exerted stronger activity of scavenging free radical than the free EGCG (p < 0.01) in the cellular antioxidant activity assay. Furthermore, cellular uptake of the EGCG-loaded CS-CPP nanoparticles was confirmed by the green fluorescence inside the human hepatocellular caricinoma (HepG2) cells, which was considered to play an important role in the improvement of the antioxidant activity of the nanoencapsulated EGCG. The results suggested that encapsulation of EGCG using CS-CPP nanoparticles should be a potential approach to enhance its antioxidant activity in biological systems.
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Nanochemoprevention by encapsulation of (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate with bioactive peptides/chitosan nanoparticles for enhancement of its bioavailability.
Chem. Commun. (Camb.)
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Nanochemoprevention by oral consumption was developed by the encapsulation of (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) with nanoparticles that were electrostatically assembled from bioactive caseinophosphopeptides and chitosan, which was highly biocompatible and able to enhance the bioavailability of EGCG.
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