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Investigation Of Dietary Plant Compounds: Pharmacokinetics and Potential Applications

dc.contributor.advisorDavid Sela
dc.contributor.advisorD. Julian McClements
dc.contributor.advisorJeffery Doherty
dc.contributor.authorStory, Galaxie
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
dc.date2024-03-27T17:22:51.000
dc.date.accessioned2024-04-26T16:04:11Z
dc.date.available2024-09-01T00:00:00Z
dc.date.submittedSeptember
dc.date.submitted2023
dc.description.abstractThe use of plant bioactive compounds as medicinal and dietary supplements is not a new concept, however, the research regarding the efficacy of these treatments is just emerging. Cannabis is a plant with a long history of medicinal use, and within the last century has gone from being prohibited to recreationally legal in parts of the United States. The demand for cannabis is primarily due to cannabinoids, a type of molecule which are being increasingly incorporated into food products. In a 2017 report, the National Academies stated there was substantial evidence supporting the benefit of cannabis for chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting. To establish the scope of research that has investigated cannabidiol (CBD) and another type of gastrointestinal function, intestinal motility, a systematic review was performed. This revealed there is promising pre-clinical evidence supporting an effect of CBD on intestinal motility, however, clinical trials have not found a benefit. Cannabinoid research has, in part, been difficult to interpret due to a lack of standardization. Thus, a methodical approach in studying cannabigerol (CBG) was undertaken by investigating the impact of dietary intake and delivery vehicle on the pharmacokinetic profile. It was predicted that dietary fat and emulsification would enhance CBG absorption due to the lipophilic nature of cannabinoids. Participants completed a double cross-over human feeding study where they ingested CBG (isolate and emulsified) and consumed either high-fat or low-fat meals. Dietary fat was found to significantly increase the total exposure (AUC) and maximum concentrations reached (Cmax). Contrary to what was predicted, it was the isolate that reached the highest Cmax and AUC. In addition, using the SCIEX Molecule Profiler software, potential CBG metabolites were identified in both plasma and stool samples. Another plant bioactive compound of interest are cranberry proanthocyanidins (PACs). To establish the effect of PACs on a probiotic bacteria, Lactoplantibacillus plantarum, in a complex microbial community, an in vitro batch-culture fermentation was performed using stool. The characterization of the microbial community using amplicon sequencing found the enrichment of specific bacterial genera, however, production metabolites did not differ during supplementation with L. plantarum or PACs. In summary, this work investigated the potential applications for plant bioactive components and characterized the pharmacokinetics of the minor cannabinoid CBG.
dc.description.degreeDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
dc.description.departmentFood Science
dc.description.embargo2024-09-01T00:00:00-07:00
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.7275/35994593
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0009-0007-4599-8096
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14394/19410
dc.relation.urlhttps://scholarworks.umass.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4079&context=dissertations_2&unstamped=1
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.subjectCannabinoid
dc.subjectcannabigerol
dc.subjectpharmacokinetics
dc.subjectgastrointestinal
dc.subjectplant bioactives
dc.subjectdelivery systems
dc.subjectChemicals and Drugs
dc.subjectFood Science
dc.subjectLaboratory and Basic Science Research
dc.subjectMicrobiology
dc.subjectNutrition
dc.subjectPharmacology
dc.titleInvestigation Of Dietary Plant Compounds: Pharmacokinetics and Potential Applications
dc.typeopenaccess
dc.typearticle
dc.typedissertation
digcom.contributor.authorisAuthorOfPublication|email:galaxie.story@gmail.com|institution:University of Massachusetts Amherst|Story, Galaxie
digcom.date.embargo2024-09-01T00:00:00-07:00
digcom.identifierdissertations_2/3016
digcom.identifier.contextkey35994593
digcom.identifier.submissionpathdissertations_2/3016
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