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Although the flavonol quercetin is intensively investigated, our knowledge about its bioavailability and possible target organs is far from being complete. The aim of this study was to check the potential of quercetin to accumulate in various tissues after long-term dietary treatment compared with a single treatment with flavonol. Pigs ingested either a(More)
Recent experimental data point to an interaction of dietary flavonol monoglucosides with the intestinal Na-dependent glucose transporter 1 (SGLT1). To investigate this interaction in more detail, we performed experiments with SGLT1-containing brush-border-membrane vesicles (BBMV) from pig jejunum. The flavonol quercetin-3-O-glucoside (Q3G)(More)
The influence of the dietary flavonol quercetin on the pharmacokinetics of the HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor simvastatin was investigated in pigs. Simvastatin (0.25mg/kg body weight) was orally administered to six pigs either without or with quercetin (10mg/kg). In addition, simvastatin was administered to three pigs that had received a diet supplemented with(More)
K+ channels in the basolateral membrane of rat cortical collecting duct (CCD) are regulated by a cGMP-dependent protein kinase (J. Hirsch and E. Schlatter. Pfluegers Arch. 429: 338-344, 1995). Conflicting data exist on the effects of cGMP-activating agonists on Na+ transport in these cells. Thus we tested members of the family of peptides that increase(More)
Several clinical trials have reported beneficial effects of the Ginkgo biloba extract EGb761 in the prevention and therapy of cognitive disorders including Alzheimer's disease (AD). The aim of the present long-term feeding trial was to study the impact of dietary EGb761 on Amyloid precursor protein (APP) metabolism in mice transgenic for human APP (Tg2576).(More)
In recent years, public and scientific interest in plant flavonoids has tremendously increased due to postulated health benefits. Whereas the amount of flavonoids ingested with the regular diet is rather low, the use of supplements enriched with these polyphenolics is becoming increasingly popular. This raises concerns about possible interactions of(More)
Recent investigations suggest that the bioavailability of quercetin depends on the glycoside moiety of the quercetin glycosides present in the diet. In this study, we compared the oral bioavailability of quercetin from quercetin aglycone and two different quercetin glycosides in pigs. Pigs were equipped with permanent catheters in the jugular and portal(More)
OBJECTIVES Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) infection is a major cause of dehydrating diarrhoea in infants and early-weaned piglets living under subhygienic conditions. We studied the effect of different tea types and subfractions on the intestinal fluid and electrolyte losses involved in ETEC diarrhoea. MATERIALS AND METHODS Jejunal segments of(More)
Although the flavonol quercetin is used as a supplement in commercial dog food, data on quercetin bioavailability in dogs are not available. Thus, we investigated quercetin bioavailability (measured as area under the concentration-time curve) in nine adult beagle dogs at an oral dose of 10 mg/kg body weight (b.w.). The major fraction (>80 %) of flavonols(More)
We have shown recently that dietary fat content influences the bioavailability of the flavonol quercetin. In the present study, the influence of the fatty acid pattern of dietary fats on the oral bioavailability of quercetin was investigated. Quercetin (30 micromol/kg body weight) was administered to growing pigs (n 6) in test meals consisting either of 200(More)