Protective effects of sesamol and ferulic acid on the formation of endogenous trans-arachidonic acid in hAPP J20 mice

B.-Y. Hsu, W.-L. Hung, C.-T. Ho, I.H. Cheng, L.S. Hwang

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Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by progressive formation of β-amyloid peptide (Aβ) in the brain. Aβ induced oxidative stress may cause cis-. trans isomerization of fatty acids. However, the research on AD rarely discusses the correlation between the formation of endogenous trans fatty acids (TFA) and the progression of AD. Thus, the goal of this research was to study the difference of trans-arachidonic acid (TAA) composition of brain and hippocampus between J20 mice (AD mouse model) and B6 mice (wild type control). Our results showed that the endogenous TAA (8-. trans-C20:4) of brain and hippocampus in 9 months old J20 mice was significantly higher than B6 mice which indicated that there was a positive relationship between the formation of endogenous TAA and AD. In addition, this study also revealed that sesamol and ferulic acid could reduce the formation of 8. -trans-C20:4. Thus, they might be employed as potential functional food ingredients for the prevention of AD. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)378-385
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Functional Foods
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes



  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Cis-trans isomerization
  • Endogenous trans-arachidonic acid
  • Ferulic acid
  • Sesamol
  • Mus

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