Hagl 2015 Molecules

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Hagl S, Berressem D, Bruns B, Sus N, Frank J, Eckert GP (2015) Beneficial Effects of Ethanolic and Hexanic Rice Bran Extract on Mitochondrial Function in PC12 Cells and the Search for Bioactive Components. Molecules 20(9):16524-39.

» PMID: 26378512 Open Access

Hagl S, Berressem D, Bruns B, Sus N, Frank J, Eckert GP (2015) Molecules

Abstract: Mitochondria are involved in the aging processes that ultimately lead to neurodegeneration and the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD). A healthy lifestyle, including a diet rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, represents one strategy to protect the brain and to prevent neurodegeneration. We recently reported that a stabilized hexanic rice bran extract (RBE) rich in vitamin E and polyphenols (but unsuitable for human consumption) has beneficial effects on mitochondrial function in vitro and in vivo (doi:10.1016/j.phrs.2013.06.008, 10.3233/JAD-132084). To enable the use of RBE as food additive, a stabilized ethanolic extract has been produced. Here, we compare the vitamin E profiles of both extracts and their effects on mitochondrial function (ATP concentrations, mitochondrial membrane potential, mitochondrial respiration and mitochondrial biogenesis) in PC12 cells. We found that vitamin E contents and the effects of both RBE on mitochondrial function were similar. Furthermore, we aimed to identify components responsible for the mitochondria-protective effects of RBE, but could not achieve a conclusive result. α-Tocotrienol and possibly also γ-tocotrienol, α-tocopherol and δ-tocopherol might be involved, but hitherto unknown components of RBE or a synergistic effect of various components might also play a role in mediating RBE's beneficial effects on mitochondrial function.

Keywords: Mitochondria, Rice bran extract, Vitamin E, Tocopherol, Tocotrienol, PC12 cells, Aging, Prevention, Neurodegeneration

O2k-Network Lab: DE Giessen Eckert GP, DE Frankfurt Eckert GP


Labels: MiParea: Respiration, Exercise physiology;nutrition;life style 


Organism: Rat  Tissue;cell: Nervous system, Other cell lines  Preparation: Permeabilized cells 


Coupling state: LEAK, ROUTINE, OXPHOS, ET  Pathway: N, S, CIV, NS, ROX  HRR: Oxygraph-2k 

PC12 cells