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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17(7), 1002;

Modulation of PPAR Expression and Activity in Response to Polyphenolic Compounds in High Fat Diets

Coordinación de Tecnología de Alimentos de Origen Vegetal, Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo A. C., Carretera a La Victoria km 0.6, AP 1735, CP 83304 Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
Departamento de Ciencias Químico-Biológicas, Instituto de Ciencias Biomédicas, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, Anillo Envolvente del PRONAF y Estocolmo s/n, CP 32310 Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico
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Received: 11 May 2016 / Revised: 14 June 2016 / Accepted: 20 June 2016 / Published: 29 June 2016
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Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPAR) are transcription factors that modulate energy metabolism in liver, adipose tissue and muscle. High fat diets (HFD) can negatively impact PPAR expression or activity, favoring obesity, dyslipidemia, insulin resistance and other conditions. However, polyphenols (PP) found in vegetable foodstuffs are capable of positively modulating this pathway. We therefore focused this review on the possible effects that PP can have on PPAR when administered together with HFD. We found that PP from diverse sources, such as coffee, olives, rice, berries and others, are capable of inducing the expression of genes involved in a decrease of adipose mass, liver and serum lipids and lipid biosynthesis in animal and cell models of HFD. Since cells or gut bacteria can transform PP into different metabolites, it is possible that a synergistic or antagonistic effect ultimately occurs. PP molecules from vegetable sources are an interesting option to maintain or return to a state of energy homeostasis, possibly due to an adequate PPAR expression and activity. View Full-Text
Keywords: PPAR; polyphenols; high fat; gene expression PPAR; polyphenols; high fat; gene expression
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Domínguez-Avila, J.A.; González-Aguilar, G.A.; Alvarez-Parrilla, E.; de la Rosa, L.A. Modulation of PPAR Expression and Activity in Response to Polyphenolic Compounds in High Fat Diets. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 1002.

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