Targeting Reactive Carbonyl Species with Natural Sequestering Agents
AbstractReactive carbonyl species generated by the oxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids and sugars are highly reactive due to their electrophilic nature, and are able to easily react with the nucleophilic sites of proteins as well as DNA causing cellular dysfunction. Levels of reactive carbonyl species and their reaction products have been reported to be elevated in various chronic diseases, including metabolic disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. In an effort to identify sequestering agents for reactive carbonyl species, various analytical techniques such as spectrophotometry, high performance liquid chromatography, western blot, and mass spectrometry have been utilized. In particular, recent advances using a novel high resolution mass spectrometry approach allows screening of complex mixtures such as natural products for their sequestering ability of reactive carbonyl species. To overcome the limited bioavailability and bioefficacy of natural products, new techniques using nanoparticles and nanocarriers may offer a new attractive strategy for increased in vivo utilization and targeted delivery of bioactives. View Full-Text
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Hwang, S.W.; Lee, Y.-M.; Aldini, G.; Yeum, K.-J. Targeting Reactive Carbonyl Species with Natural Sequestering Agents. Molecules 2016, 21, 280.
Hwang SW, Lee Y-M, Aldini G, Yeum K-J. Targeting Reactive Carbonyl Species with Natural Sequestering Agents. Molecules. 2016; 21(3):280.Chicago/Turabian Style
Hwang, Sung W.; Lee, Yoon-Mi; Aldini, Giancarlo; Yeum, Kyung-Jin. 2016. "Targeting Reactive Carbonyl Species with Natural Sequestering Agents." Molecules 21, no. 3: 280.
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