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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231181/the-determinants-of-organic-vegetable-purchasing-in-jabodetabek-region-indonesia
#1
Alim Setiawan Slamet, Akira Nakayasu, Hu Bai
Over the last few years, the global market of organic vegetables has grown. This is due to increased consumer concern regarding environmental and health issues, especially for food products. This study aims to examine factors that influence consumer behavior in purchasing organic vegetables. In this study, data were obtained from household surveys conducted in the Jabodetabek region (Greater Jakarta) from February to March 2015. Descriptive analysis, factor analysis, and a binary logit model were used to analyze the data...
December 7, 2016: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217947/mechanism-of-capsaicin-inhibition-of-aldose-reductase-activity
#2
Zuhal Alim, Namık Kilinc, Bulent Sengul, Sukru Beydemir
Aldose reductase (AR) inhibitors play a vital importance as a potential therapeutic and preventive medicine when it comes to hyperglycemia associated diabetic complications. Additionally, capsaicin is used as a food additive and a drug in a number of diverse clinical trials. The aim of this study is to determine the in vitro inhibition behavior of capsaicin on AR enzyme activity, which was obtained from different rat tissues (heart, kidney, liver, and brain). We showed that AR was inhibited by capsaicin in the micromolar range and noncompetitive manner in all of the tissues...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185662/alphab-crystallin-expression-correlates-with-aging-deficits-in-the-peripheral-nervous-system
#3
Erin-Mai F Lim, Alim Musa, Ariana Frederick, Shalina S Ousman
In an effort to identify factors that contribute to age-related deficits in the undamaged and injured peripheral nervous system (PNS), we noted that Brady and colleagues found that mice null for a small heat shock protein called alphaB-crystallin (αBC) developed abnormalities early in life that are reminiscent of aging pathologies. Because of our observation that αBC protein levels markedly reduce as wild-type mice age, we investigated whether the crystallin plays a role in modulating age-related deficits in the uninjured and damaged PNS...
January 12, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173579/mesial-extratemporal-lobe-epilepsy-clinical-features-and-surgical-strategies
#4
Tom Theys, Lorella Minotti, Laura Tassi, Giorgio Lo Russo, Alim-Louis Benabid, Philippe Kahane, Stephan Chabardès
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134056/statistical-analysis-plan-for-the-family-led-rehabilitation-after-stroke-in-india-attend-trial-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-new-model-of-stroke-rehabilitation-compared-to-usual-care
#5
Laurent Billot, Richard I Lindley, Lisa A Harvey, Pallab K Maulik, Maree L Hackett, Gudlavalleti Vs Murthy, Craig S Anderson, Bindiganavale R Shamanna, Stephen Jan, Marion Walker, Anne Forster, Peter Langhorne, Shweta J Verma, Cynthia Felix, Mohammed Alim, Dorcas Bc Gandhi, Jeyaraj Durai Pandian
Background In low- and middle-income countries, few patients receive organized rehabilitation after stroke, yet the burden of chronic diseases such as stroke is increasing in these countries. Affordable models of effective rehabilitation could have a major impact. The ATTEND trial is evaluating a family-led caregiver delivered rehabilitation program after stroke. Objective To publish the detailed statistical analysis plan for the ATTEND trial prior to trial unblinding. Methods Based upon the published registration and protocol, the blinded steering committee and management team, led by the trial statistician, have developed a statistical analysis plan...
February 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133658/on-the-twinning-in-znpd
#6
Dennis C A Ivarsson, Ulrich Burkhardt, Marc Heggen, Alim Ormeci, Marc Armbrüster
The intermetallic compound ZnPd has demonstrated excellent catalytic properties in methanol steam reforming. While it is known that defects and microstructures influence the catalytic properties, little is known about the defects occurring in ZnPd. Due to recent advances in synthetic methods, coarse-grained ZnPd samples are accessible. This enables the detection and investigation of twinning in ZnPd by studying the twinned regions from the macroscopic scale by polarised light and electron backscattering diffraction (EBSD) down to the atomic scale by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM)...
January 30, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123195/pharmacists-in-a-complex-chronic-disease-management-clinic
#7
Uzma Alim, Nyanza Austin-Bishop, Ginny Cummings
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122008/compromised-neurotrophic-and-angiogenic-regenerative-capability-during-tendon-healing-in-a-rat-model-of-type-ii-diabetes
#8
Aisha S Ahmed, Jian Li, Alim M D Abdul, Mahmood Ahmed, Claes-Göran Östenson, Paul T Salo, Carolyn Hewitt, David A Hart, Paul W Ackermann
Metabolic diseases such as diabetes mellitus type-II (DM-II) may increase the risk of suffering painful connective tissue disorders and tendon ruptures. The pathomechanisms, however, by which diabetes adversely affects connective tissue matrix metabolism and regeneration, still need better definition. Our aim was to study the effect of DM-II on expressional changes of neuro- and angiotrophic mediators and receptors in intact and healing Achilles tendon. The right Achilles tendon was transected in 5 male DM-II Goto-Kakizaki (GK) and 4 age-matched Wistar control rats...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116736/association-study-of-klotho-gene-polymorphism-with-calcium-oxalate-stones-in-the-uyghur-population-of-xinjiang-china
#9
Abdusamat Ali, Halmurat Tursun, Alim Talat, Akpar Abla, Erpan Muhtar, Tao Zhang, Murat Mahmut
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the correlation between Klotho gene polymorphisms andcalcium oxalate stones in Xinjiang Uyghur people. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We compared 128 patients with calcium oxalate stones (case group) and 94 healthypeople (control group), detected the genotype and allele distributions of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)of the Klotho gene (rs3752472, rs650439, and rs1207568) by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction...
January 18, 2017: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115808/the-effects-of-ivabradine-on-left-ventricular-synchronization-and-tei-index-in-patients-with-systolic-heart-failure
#10
Fatma Hizal Erdem, Serkan Ozturk, Selçuk Öztürk, Alim Erdem, Selim Ayhan, Mustafa Öztürk, İbrahim Dönmez, Davut Baltacı, Mehmet Yazıcı
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study was to evaluate in stable outpatients with systolic heart failure (HF) the 3 months effect of ivabradine on LV synchronization and Tei index in stable outpatients with systolic HF. METHODS: We evaluated prospectively 40 (30 males, 10 females) patients with HF. All patients were evaluated before and after treatment by transthoracic M mode, two dimensional (2D), pulsed-wave (PW), continuous wave (CW), color flow and tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) and tissue synchronization imaging (TSI)...
January 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111996/inhibition-behaviours-of-some-phenolic-acids-on-rat-kidney-aldose-reductase-enzyme-an-in-vitro-study
#11
Zuhal Alim, Namik Kilinç, Bülent Şengül, Şükrü Beydemir
Aldose reductase (AR) inhibitors have vital importance in the treatment and prevention of diabetic complications. In this study, rat kidney AR was purified 19.34-fold with a yield of 3.49% and a specific activity of 0.88 U/mg using DE-52 Cellulose anion exchange chromatography, gel filtration chromatography and 2'5' ADP Sepharose-4B affinity chromatography, respectively. After purification, the in vitro inhibition effects of some phenolic acids (tannic acid, chlorogenic acid, sinapic acid, protocatechuic acid, 4-hydroxybenzoic acid, p-coumaric acid, ferulic acid, vanillic acid, syringic acid, α-resorcylic acid, 3-hydroxybenzoic acid and gallic acid) were investigated on purified enzyme...
December 2017: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108907/peripapillary-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-and-ganglion-cell-inner-plexiform-layer-thickness-in-adult-onset-familial-mediterranean-fever
#12
Sait Alim, Mehmet Esen, Ayşe Kevser Demir, Selim Demir, Hüseyin Ortak, Alper Güneş, Tufan Alatli, Helin Deniz Demir
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the thickness of the peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and retinal ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) in adult-onset familial Mediterranean fever (FMF). METHODS: Forty two adult-onset FMF patients and forty two healthy controls were included in the present study. Detailed ocular examination was performed, and then the thickness of the peripapillary RNFL and GCIPL was measured by Spectral domain optical coherence tomography...
January 21, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079138/spatiotemporal-pattern-of-pm2-5-concentrations-in-mainland-china-and-analysis-of-its-influencing-factors-using-geographically-weighted-regression
#13
Jieqiong Luo, Peijun Du, Alim Samat, Junshi Xia, Meiqin Che, Zhaohui Xue
Based on annual average PM2.5 gridded dataset, this study first analyzed the spatiotemporal pattern of PM2.5 across Mainland China during 1998-2012. Then facilitated with meteorological site data, land cover data, population and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data, etc., the contributions of latent geographic factors, including socioeconomic factors (e.g., road, agriculture, population, industry) and natural geographical factors (e.g., topography, climate, vegetation) to PM2.5 were explored through Geographically Weighted Regression (GWR) model...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061952/anti-mycobacterial-function-of-macrophages-is-impaired-in-a-diet-induced-model-of-type-2-diabetes
#14
Md Abdul Alim, Suchandan Sikder, Tahnee L Bridson, Catherine M Rush, Brenda L Govan, Natkunam Ketheesan
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is one of the major risk factors for tuberculosis (TB). In this study, a diet induced murine model of T2D (DIMT2D) was developed and characterized in the context of metabolic, biochemical and histopathological features following diet intervention. Mycobacterial susceptibility was investigated using Mycobacterium fortuitum as a surrogate. Phagocytic capability of alveolar macrophages and resident peritoneal macrophages were determined by in vitro assays using mycolic acid coated beads and M...
January 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043386/initial-development-of-babesia-ovata-in-the-tick-midgut
#15
Hiroki Maeda, Takeshi Hatta, M Abdul Alim, Daigo Tsubokawa, Fusako Mikami, Kodai Kusakisako, Makoto Matsubayashi, Rika Umemiya-Shirafuji, Naotoshi Tsuji, Tetsuya Tanaka
The initial development of Babesia ovata in the midgut of the vector tick Haemaphysalis longicornis has been demonstrated through in vitro and in vivo studies. Although the research on the partial developmental cycles of B. ovata in the tick midgut was performed in our previous study by using ticks fed on experimentally B. ovata-infected cattle, detailed information on the developmental stages of B. ovata in H. longicornis was limited. This report describes the sequential development of stages of B. ovata in an in vitro study using B...
January 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012905/a-cysteine-protease-from-spirometra-erinaceieuropaei-plerocercoid-is-a-critical-factor-for-host-tissue-invasion-and-migration
#16
Daigo Tsubokawa, Takeshi Hatta, Hiroki Maeda, Fusako Mikami, Yukinobu Goso, Takeshi Nakamura, M Abdul Alim, Naotoshi Tsuji
Sparganosis in humans caused by the plerocercoid larvae of Spirometra erinaceieuropaei is found worldwide, especially in Eastern Asia and the Far East. Previous studies have suggested that dissolution of plerocercoid body, plerocercoid invasion of host tissue, and migration are important processes for sparganosis progression. However, the mechanisms underlying these processes have yet to be determined. Here, we demonstrated the enzymatic property and involvement of a native 23kDa cysteine protease (Se23kCP), purified from plerocercoids, in sparganosis pathogenesis...
March 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008194/role-of-courtyard-counselling-meeting-in-improving-household-food-safety-knowledge-and-practices-in-munshiganj-district-of-bangladesh
#17
Baizid Khoorshid Riaz, Md Abdul Alim, Anm Shamsul Islam, Km Bayzid Amin, Mohammad Abul Bashar Sarker, Khaled Hasan, Md Noor Ashad-Uz-Zaman, Shahjada Selim, Salman Quaiyum, Emdadul Haque, Shah Monir Hossain, John Ryder, Rokeya Khanam
Unsafe food is linked to the deaths of an estimated two million people annually. Food containing harmful agents is responsible for more than 200 diseases ranging from diarrhoea to cancers. A one-sample pilot intervention study was conducted to evaluate the role of courtyard counselling meetings as the means of intervention for improving food safety knowledge and practices among household food handlers in a district of Bangladesh. The study was conducted in three phases: a baseline survey, the intervention and an end-line survey between April and November 2015 where 194 food handlers took part...
December 2016: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007491/a-novel-experimental-method-for-penile-augmentation-urethroplasty-with-a-combination-of-buccal-mucosa-and-amniotic-membrane-in-a-rabbit-model
#18
Mustafa Güneş, Muammer Altok, Özlem Özmen, Mehmet Umul, Alime Güneş, Ercan Baş, Zafer Özyildiz, Tolga Taha Sönmez, Hikmet Orhan
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the results of penile urethral reconstruction using amniotic membrane (AM) and buccal mucosa (BM) grafts, and the simultaneous use of both in a rabbit model. METHODS: A total of 28 male rabbits were divided into 4 groups according to grafting style:Group 1(AM), Group 2(BM), Group 3(BM+AM), and Group 4(sham). A standardized urethral defect was created in the three initial groups. The sham group underwent only a ventral vertical urethral incision and primary re-suturation...
December 19, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998799/phospholipid-complex-enriched-micelles-a-novel-drug-delivery-approach-for-promoting-the-antidiabetic-effect-of-repaglinide
#19
Ahmed Alaa Kassem, Sameh Hosam Abd El-Alim, Mona Basha, Abeer Salama
To enhance the oral antidiabetic effect of repaglinide (RG), a newly emerging approach, based on the combination of phospholipid complexation and micelle techniques, was employed. Repaglinide-phospholipid complex (RG-PLC) was prepared by the solvent-evaporation method then characterized using Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and X-ray powder diffraction (XPRD). The results revealed obvious disappearance of the characteristic peaks of the prepared RG-PLCs confirming the formation of drug-phospholipid complex...
March 1, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996197/co-adsorption-on-gapd-unravelling-the-chemical-bonding-in-real-space
#20
Sebastián Alarcón Villaseca, Alim Ormeci, Sergey V Levchenko, Robert Schlögl, Yuri Grin, Marc Armbrüster
The electron localizability indicator-an efficient quantum chemical tool for analysis of chemical bonding-is applied to unveil the chemical bonding behind the CO adsorption on the (1‾ 1‾ 1‾ ) surface of the highly selective semi-hydrogenation catalyst GaPd. Refining the commonly applied Blyholder model, the obtained results are in excellent agreement with previous experimental and theoretical findings. The clean GaPd(1‾ 1‾ 1‾ ) surface presents unshielded negatively charged Pd centers and positively charged Ga species partially shielded by dangling bonds...
December 20, 2016: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
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