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New Method for Improving solubilization and uptake of lutein and carotenoids in human hepatocellular liver carcinoma (HepG2) cell culture

Jaswir, Irwandi and Nagao, Akihiko (2009) New Method for Improving solubilization and uptake of lutein and carotenoids in human hepatocellular liver carcinoma (HepG2) cell culture. In: Kulliyyah of Engineering Research and Innovation Exhibition ( KERIE 2009), 21-22 January 2009, Culture Activity Centre (CAC), IIUM .

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Abstract

Antioxidant activity of carotenoids may shift into prooxidant activity, depending on several factors, such as oxygen tension, carotenoid concentration, and interactions with other antioxidants. This study was conducted to prepare DMEM culture medium containing high concentrations of lutein and 13-carotene for evaluation ofthe anti- and pro-oxidant activities and their dependency on concentrations of the carotenoids. We succesfully developed a new method to prepare DMEM medium containing higher concentration of lutein and beta-carotene. In the new method, lutein and l3-carotene were solubilized in 5% THF. However, the concentration of THF was then reduced almost completely through evaporation. THF concentration checking was done using a headspace gas chromatography. Using this evaporation method, results showed that medium containing up to 90~M could be obtained, compared to a maximum of 15uM of lutein by using a conventional method, while THF was reduced to a nontoxic level as low as 0.01 %. This finding allowed the use of high concentrations of the carotenoids for antioxidative activity study. Cellular uptake and antioxidative activity in HepG2 cells of the carotenoids were examined under a wide range of their concentrations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 5784/16623
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Irwandi Jaswir
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2012 16:07
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2016 10:49
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/16623

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