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Passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) peel increases colonic production of short-chain fatty acids in Wistar rats

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da Silva, Juliana Kelly [1] ; Betim Cazarin, Cinthia Bau [1] ; Bogusz Junior, Stanislau [2] ; Augusto, Fabio [3] ; Marostica Junior, Mario Roberto [1]
Número total de Autores: 5
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Sch Food Engn, BR-13083862 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Fed Univ Jequitinhonha & Mucuri UFVJM, Inst Sci & Technol, BR-39100000 Diamantina, MG - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Chem, INCTBio, Campinas, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: LWT-FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; v. 59, n. 2, 2, SI, p. 1252-1257, DEC 2014.
Citações Web of Science: 11

Passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) peel, a waste from food industrial processing, is still little explored. It contains fibers, including soluble fibers, which may be a substrate for enteric bacteria and contribute to maintaining bowel health. The purpose of this work was to investigate the action of P. edulis peel in the microbiota, production of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), and antioxidant potential in the colon of Wistar rats. Seventy-seven-day-old male Wistar rats were divided into two groups: Peel and Control (n = 4). Both groups were fed with standard diet (AIN-93M); however, 50% of the cellulose content in the Peel group diet was replaced by fiber from P. edulis peel flour (PPF). After 15 days, the animals were anesthetized and sacrificed. The results showed that PPF intake positively affected the SCFAs intestinal production. The Peel group had greater butyrate and acetate concentration in cecal content than the Control group (P < 0.05), without alteration in microbiota (counts of Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, Enterobacteriaceae, and Total aerobic). Butyrate is a main substrate of the colonocytes and may improve mucus production, vascular flow, and mucosa barrier function. Changes in the antioxidant enzymes activity (GR, GPx, and SOD) and thiol groups (GSH) were not observed in the Peel group, which suggests that the period of PPF intake was insufficient to affect the oxidative status in the colon. These findings suggest that the Passiflora peel flour may improve bowel health by increasing SCFAs production, although more investigations are necessary about the effect of PPF on the colonic fermentation and the antioxidant status of the colon. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 10/10131-7 - Avaliação do consumo da casca de Passiflora edulis e seu impacto na inflamação intestinal de ratos com colite ulcerativa
Beneficiário:Mário Roberto Maróstica Junior
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 10/16752-3 - Avaliação do consumo da casca de Passiflora edulis e seu impacto na inflamação intestinal de ratos com colite ulcerativa
Beneficiário:Cinthia Baú Betim Cazarin
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado