Thursday, 21 November 2013

Phytochemicals and Cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease passing through the family affecting the body's epithelial cells. The genetic disease cause the building up of mucus of that may block the lungs and ducts and passageway, causing infection and breathing problem.

Diet to prevent and treat Cystic fibrosis
1. Green tea and Red wine
CaCCs perform important functions in cell physiology, including regulation of epithelial secretion, cardiac and neuronal excitability, and smooth muscle contraction. CaCC modulators are of potential utility for treatment of hypertension, diarrhea, and cystic fibrosis. Researchers found that Tannic acid inhibited CaCCs in multiple cell types but did not affect CFTR Cl(-) channels. Structure-activity analysis indicated the requirement of gallic or digallic acid substituents on a macromolecular scaffold (gallotannins), as are present in green tea and red wine. Other polyphenolic components of teas and wines, including epicatechin, catechin, and malvidin-3-glucoside, poorly inhibited CaCCs. Remarkably, a 1000-fold dilution of red wine and 100-fold dilution of green tea inhibited CaCCs by >50%. Tannic acid, red wine, and green tea inhibited arterial smooth muscle contraction and intestinal Cl(-) secretion(1).

2. Onion and blueberry
In the study of Cystic fibrosis and non-cystic fibrosis primary human sinonasal epithelial (HSNE) and murine nasal septal epithelial (MNSE) cultures for transepithelial ion transport in Ussing chambers under voltage clamp conditions and CBF was performed using pharmacologic manipulation, showed that Quercetin significantly increased transepithelial Cl(-) transport and CBF in MNSE and HSNE cultures. Future studies investigating quercetin as a means to promote mucociliary transport in individuals with rhinosinusitis are warranted(2).

3. Skin and seed of grape

In the study of Resveratrol rescues cAMP-dependent anionic transport in the cystic fibrosis pancreatic cell line CFPAC1,  showed that resveratrol treatment increased CFTR expression or maturation in immunoblotting experiments in MDCK1 cells or in CFPAC1 cells. Indirect immunofluorescence experiments showed a shift of delF508CFTR localization towards the (peri)-membrane area in CFPAC1 cells and in human airway epithelial cells. A cAMP-dependent increase in membrane permeability to halide was detected in resveratrol-treated CFPAC1 cells, and was inhibited by a selective inhibitor of CFTR(3).

4. Flax seed and Fish oil
In the study to evaluates our current knowledge on the association of fatty acid abnormalities in cystic fibrosis with the disease process, and makes a case for a well-designed clinical trial to evaluate the clinical efficacy of long chain n-3 fatty acids, showed that the restoration of abnormal fatty acid profiles may be beneficial in cystic fibrosis, but this approach has not been evaluated in studies with a suitable design to permit firm conclusions to be drawn. There is a need for a long-term randomized controlled study to evaluate the therapeutic benefit of fish oil supplementation in cystic fibrosis(4).

5. Garlic
In the investigation of Garlic as an inhibitor of Pseudomonas aeruginosa quorum sensing in cystic fibrosis--a pilot randomized controlled trial, showed that at the end of treatment five patients in each group had abnormal liver function or triglycerides and five garlic patients (one placebo) reported minor adverse effects.Garlic capsules were well tolerated. Although there was no significant effect of garlic compared to placebo in this pilot study, there was a suggestion of improvement with garlic which should be investigated in a larger trial(5).

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