On the evaluation of the antimicrobial effect of grape seed extract and cold atmospheric plasma on the dynamics of Listeria monocytogenes in novel multiphase 3D viscoelastic models
Int J Food Microbiol. 2023 Sep 12;406:110395. doi: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2023.110395. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe demand for products that are minimally processed and produced in a sustainable way, without the use of chemical preservatives or antibiotics have increased over the last years. Novel non-thermal technologies such as cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) and natural antimicrobials such as grape seed extract (GSE) are attractive alternatives to conventional food decontamination methods as they can meet the above demands. The aim of this study was to investigate the microbial inactivation potential of GSE, CAP (in t...
Source: International Journal of Food Microbiology - September 21, 2023 Category: Food Science Authors: Melina Kitsiou Lisa Purk Christina Ioannou Thomas Wantock Gavin Sandison Thomas Harle Jorge Gutierrez-Merino Oleksiy V Klymenko Eirini Velliou Source Type: research

On the evaluation of the antimicrobial effect of grape seed extract and cold atmospheric plasma on the dynamics of Listeria monocytogenes in novel multiphase 3D viscoelastic models
Int J Food Microbiol. 2023 Sep 12;406:110395. doi: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2023.110395. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe demand for products that are minimally processed and produced in a sustainable way, without the use of chemical preservatives or antibiotics have increased over the last years. Novel non-thermal technologies such as cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) and natural antimicrobials such as grape seed extract (GSE) are attractive alternatives to conventional food decontamination methods as they can meet the above demands. The aim of this study was to investigate the microbial inactivation potential of GSE, CAP (in t...
Source: International Journal of Food Microbiology - September 21, 2023 Category: Food Science Authors: Melina Kitsiou Lisa Purk Christina Ioannou Thomas Wantock Gavin Sandison Thomas Harle Jorge Gutierrez-Merino Oleksiy V Klymenko Eirini Velliou Source Type: research

Foliar application of chitosan-putrescine nanoparticles (CTS-Put NPs) alleviates cadmium toxicity in grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) cv. Sultana: modulation of antioxidant and photosynthetic status
Cadmium (Cd) stress displays critical damage to the plant growth and health. Uptake and accumulation of Cd in plant tissues cause detrimental effects on crop productivity and ultimately impose threats to human... (Source: BMC Plant Biology)
Source: BMC Plant Biology - September 4, 2023 Category: Biology Authors: Sima Panahirad, Gholamreza Gohari, Gholamreza Mahdavinia, Hessam Jafari, Muhittin Kulak, Vasileios Fotopoulos, Rub én Alcázar and Mohammadreza Dadpour Tags: Research Source Type: research

Dietary grape seed proanthocyanidin extract supplementation improves antioxidant capacity and lipid metabolism in finishing pigs
Anim Biotechnol. 2023 Aug 30:1-11. doi: 10.1080/10495398.2023.2252012. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTGrape seed proanthocyanidin extract (GSPE) plays a significant role in body health, including improving antioxidant capacity and maintaining lipid metabolism stability. However, whether dietary GSPE supplementation can improve lipid metabolism in finishing pigs remains unclear. Here 18 castrated male Duroc × Landrace × Yorkshire finishing pigs were randomly divided into three groups with six replicates and one pig per replicate. Pigs were fed a basal diet (control), a basal diet supplemented with 100 mg/kg GSPE, or a basa...
Source: Animal Biotechnology - August 30, 2023 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Yadi Feng Xiaoling Chen Daiwen Chen Jun He Ping Zheng Yuheng Luo Bing Yu Zhiqing Huang Source Type: research

Facile fabrication and characterization of novel antimicrobial and antioxidant poly (3-hydroxybutyrate)/essential oil composites for potential use in active food packaging applications
Int J Biol Macromol. 2023 Aug 28:126566. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2023.126566. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPoly (3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) is a bio-based biodegradable biopolymer with excellent potential to substitute petrochemical-based food packaging materials. Nevertheless, low elongation at break is one of the limiting factors for its commercial-scale application in the packaging field. Microbial contamination and lipid oxidation are the two main causes of food spoilage and pose huge challenges to the food industry. In this regard, essential oils are bioactive compounds that, in addition to providing antimicrobial and ...
Source: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules - August 30, 2023 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Satti Venu Gopala Kumari Kannan Pakshirajan G Pugazhenthi Source Type: research

Dietary grape seed proanthocyanidin extract supplementation improves antioxidant capacity and lipid metabolism in finishing pigs
Anim Biotechnol. 2023 Aug 30:1-11. doi: 10.1080/10495398.2023.2252012. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTGrape seed proanthocyanidin extract (GSPE) plays a significant role in body health, including improving antioxidant capacity and maintaining lipid metabolism stability. However, whether dietary GSPE supplementation can improve lipid metabolism in finishing pigs remains unclear. Here 18 castrated male Duroc × Landrace × Yorkshire finishing pigs were randomly divided into three groups with six replicates and one pig per replicate. Pigs were fed a basal diet (control), a basal diet supplemented with 100 mg/kg GSPE, or a basa...
Source: Animal Biotechnology - August 30, 2023 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Yadi Feng Xiaoling Chen Daiwen Chen Jun He Ping Zheng Yuheng Luo Bing Yu Zhiqing Huang Source Type: research

Efficacy of γ-linolenic acid, Vitis vinifera extract, and acetyl-L-carnitine combination therapy for improving arterial stiffness in Korean adults: Real-world evidence
J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2023 Aug 22. doi: 10.1111/jch.14708. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAtherosclerosis is associated with various cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Measurement of arterial stiffness using pulse wave velocity (PWV) enables assessment of atherosclerosis progression in individuals. The authors screened patients with asymptomatic atherosclerosis, based on the PWV findings, to evaluate appropriate early interventions and assess the efficacy of γ-linolenic acid, Vitis vinifera extract, and acetyl-L-carnitine triple combination therapy in atherosclerosis prevention. This retrospective study analyzed the m...
Source: Atherosclerosis - August 23, 2023 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hyo-Suk Ahn Eun Young Cho Keun-Sang Yum Source Type: research

Retracted: < em > Vitis vinifera < /em > L. Flavones Regulate Hippocampal Neurons via Autophagy in APP/PS1 Alzheimer Model Mice
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2023 Aug 9;2023:9795602. doi: 10.1155/2023/9795602. eCollection 2023.ABSTRACT[This retracts the article DOI: 10.1155/2022/8554184.].PMID:37593029 | PMC:PMC10432019 | DOI:10.1155/2023/9795602 (Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - August 18, 2023 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Evidence-Based Complementary And Alternative Medicine Source Type: research

Structural modification of poppy-pollen protein as a natural antioxidant, emulsifier and carrier in spray-drying of O/W-emulsion: Physicochemical and oxidative stabilization
This study was aimed to investigate the efficiency of poppy-pollen (PP) protein and peptides as carrier for spray-drying encapsulation of grape-seed oil (GSO). The composition of amino acids, functional properties and bioactivity (scavenging of DPPH, ABTS, OH, and nitric-oxide radicals, reducing power, total antioxidant, TBARS levels in O/W-emulsion, and chelation of Fe2+ and Cu2+ ions) of PP-protein were affected by the enzymolysis time. Partial enzymolysis (30 min) led to improved solubility, protein surface activity and increased physical stability of GSO/W emulsion (relative to creaming, aggregation and flocculation) d...
Source: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules - August 11, 2023 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Khashayar Sarabandi Zahra Akbarbaglu Narges Mazloomi Pouria Gharehbeglou Seyed Hadi Peighambardoust Seid Mahdi Jafari Source Type: research

Grape Seed Proanthocyanidin Ameliorates LPS-induced Acute Lung Injury By Modulating M2a Macrophage Polarization Via the TREM2/PI3K/Akt Pathway
In conclusion, this study demonstrated that GSP could ameliorate LPS-induced ALI by modulating macrophage polarization from M1 to M2avia the TREM2/PI3K/Akt pathway. (Source: Inflammation)
Source: Inflammation - August 11, 2023 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research

Protective effect of grape seed extract and exercise training on tissues toxicities in doxorubicin-treated healthy rat
CONCLUSION: Almost all Doxo-induced disturbances were partially corrected with GSE and exercise on their own and more efficiently with the combined treatment (GSE + exercise).PMID:37555371 | DOI:10.1080/1354750X.2023.2246698 (Source: Biomarkers)
Source: Biomarkers - August 9, 2023 Category: Research Authors: Feiza BelhadjAli Slim Ghrir F éryel Ksia Ferid Limam Ezzedine Aouani Meherzia Mokni Source Type: research