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Abstract Title:

Boysenberry and apple juice concentrate reduced acute lung inflammation and increased M2 macrophage-associated cytokines in an acute mouse model of allergic airways disease.

Abstract Source:

Food Sci Nutr. 2021 Mar ;9(3):1491-1503. Epub 2021 Jan 11. PMID: 33747463

Abstract Author(s):

Odette M Shaw, Roger D Hurst, Janine Cooney, Gregory M Sawyer, Hannah Dinnan, Sheridan Martell

Article Affiliation:

Odette M Shaw

Abstract:

Bioactive compounds including anthocyanins and other polyphenols are associated with reduced lung inflammation and improved lung function in asthma and other lung diseases. This study investigated the effects of a Boysenberry and apple juice concentrate, high in cyanidin glycosides, ellagitannins, and chlorogenic acid, on a mouse model of allergic airways inflammation. Male C57BL/6J mice were orally gavaged with 2.5 mg/kg of total anthocyanins (TAC) from BerriQi® Boysenberry and apple juice concentrate (0.2 mg/kg human equivalent dose) or water control 1 hr before an acute intranasal ovalbumin (OVA) challenge and were gavaged again 2 days after the intranasal challenge. Consumption of BerriQi® Boysenberry and apple juice concentrate significantly decreased OVA-induced infiltrating eosinophils, neutrophils, and T cells in the lung, and mucous production. Quantification of gene expression for arginase (Arg1), chitinase 3-like 3 (Ym-1), found in inflammatory zone (Fizz1), which have been associated with an anti-inflammatory macrophage phenotype (M2), found significantly increased Arg1 expression in the lung in the Boysenberry and apple juice concentrate treatment group. There was also increased production of M2-associated cytokines C-X-C motif chemokine ligand (CXCL) 10 and C-C motif chemokine ligand (CCL) 4. These results suggest that consumption of BerriQi® Boysenberry and apple juice concentrate promoted a shift toward an anti-inflammatory environment within the lung leading to reduced immune cell infiltration and tissue damage.

Study Type : Animal Study

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