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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727016/genomewide-association-mapping-and-pathway-analysis-of-meat-tenderness-in-polled-nellore-cattle
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L M Castro, G J M Rosa, F B Lopes, L C A Regitano, A J M Rosa, C U Magnabosco
Brazil is one of the world's largest beef exporters, although the product has a low price due to quality issues. The meat exported by Brazil is considered medium and low quality by international buyers, mainly due to lack of tenderness. The predominant Zebu breeds (80% Nellore) are known for producing tougher beef than taurine breeds. Nonetheless, some studies have shown that there is substantial genetic variability for tenderness within the Nellore breed, although it is a difficult trait to improve by conventional selection methods...
May 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713464/a-rapidly-incremented-tethered-swimming-test-for-defining-domain-specific-training-zones
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Dalton M Pessôa Filho, Leandro O C Siqueira, Astor R Simionato, Mário A C Espada, Daniel S Pestana, Fred J DiMenna
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether a tethered-swimming incremental test comprising small increases in resistive force applied every 60 seconds could delineate the isocapnic region during rapidly-incremented exercise. Sixteen competitive swimmers (male, n = 11; female, n = 5) performed: (a) a test to determine highest force during 30 seconds of all-out tethered swimming (Favg) and the ΔF, which represented the difference between Favg and the force required to maintain body alignment (Fbase), and (b) an incremental test beginning with 60 seconds of tethered swimming against a load that exceeded Fbase by 30% of ΔF followed by increments of 5% of ΔF every 60 seconds...
June 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703294/seed-production-and-predation-in-a-changing-climate-new-roles-for-resource-and-seed-predator-feedback
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Christer Solbreck, Jonas Knape
Climate change may cause changes in the dynamics of populations beyond comparatively simple directional effects. To better understand complex effects on dynamics requires long-term studies of populations that experience changes in climatic conditions. We study the dynamics of a seed production - seed predation system, consisting of a perennial herb and its two seed predatory insects, over a 40 year period during which climate change has caused the annual growing season to increase by 20 days. During this period plant patches have increased almost threefold in size and seed production has slipped into a pattern of alternate high and low years with a higher variance than in the beginning of the period...
July 13, 2017: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702634/controlling-biomineralisation-with-cations
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K K Sand, C S Pedersen, J Matthiesen, S Dobberschütz, S L S Stipp
The production of polymers for controlling calcite growth is a well-known approach in biomineralising organisms. Numerous studies have shown that polymers significantly influenced the growth rate and morphology of CaCO3 but little is known about how the polymers are actually controlled by the organisms. Here we show that cations control the effect of polysaccharides and that these processes have been in place for at least 60 million years. We studied the interaction between cleaved samples of pure calcite and ancient coccolith associated polysaccharides (aPS) that we had extracted from the samples of Cretaceous chalk, in solutions that contained one of the common seawater cations, K(+), Ca(2+), Mg(2+) and Sr(2+)...
July 12, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699827/evaluation-of-a-passive-method-for-determining-particle-penetration-through-protective-clothing-materials
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Peter A Jaques, Lee Portnoff
The risk of workers' exposure to aerosolized particles has increased with the upsurge in the production of engineered nanomaterials. Currently, a whole-body standard test method for measuring particle penetration through protective clothing ensembles is not available. Those available for respirators neglect the most common challenges to ensembles, because they use active vacuum-based filtration, designed to simulate breathing, rather than the positive forces of wind experienced by workers. Thus, a passive method that measures wind-driven particle penetration through ensemble fabric has been developed and evaluated...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695213/extracellular-polymeric-substances-are-transient-media-for-microbial-extracellular-electron-transfer
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Yong Xiao, Enhua Zhang, Jingdong Zhang, Youfen Dai, Zhaohui Yang, Hans E M Christensen, Jens Ulstrup, Feng Zhao
Microorganisms exploit extracellular electron transfer (EET) in growth and information exchange with external environments or with other cells. Every microbial cell is surrounded by extracellular polymeric substances (EPS). Understanding the roles of three-dimensional (3D) EPS in EET is essential in microbiology and microbial exploitation for mineral bio-respiration, pollutant conversion, and bioenergy production. We have addressed these challenges by comparing pure and EPS-depleted samples of three representative electrochemically active strains viz Gram-negative Shewanella oneidensis MR-1, Gram-positive Bacillus sp...
July 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694695/relationship-between-blood-eosinophils-clinical-characteristics-and-mortality-in-patients-with-copd
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Maeva Zysman, Gaëtan Deslee, Denis Caillaud, Pascal Chanez, Roger Escamilla, Isabelle Court-Fortune, Pascale Nesme-Meyer, Thierry Perez, Jean-Louis Paillasseur, Christophe Pinet, Gilles Jebrak, Nicolas Roche, Pierre-Régis Burgel
In patients with COPD, there is controversy regarding the association of blood eosinophil (Eos) levels with 1) exacerbation frequency and 2) the effect of inhaled corticosteroids for prevention of exacerbations. To determine whether Eos define subgroups of patients exhibiting attributes of COPD clinical phenotypes, we compared clinical features and mortality rates in COPD patients from the Initiatives BPCO French cohort categorized using different thresholds of blood Eos levels. The following data were collected at inclusion: medical and smoking history, occupational exposures, dyspnea, cough and sputum production, exacerbations in the previous year, history of allergy and asthma, nasal symptoms, body mass index, St George Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) total score, post-bronchodilator spirometry, comorbidities, and medications...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692835/biogeochemical-oxidation-of-calcium-sulfite-hemihydrate-to-gypsum-in-flue-gas-desulfurization-byproduct-using-sulfur-oxidizing-bacteria
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Duane Graves, Jacques J Smith, Linxi Chen, Allison Kreinberg, Brianna Wallace, Robby White
Flue gas desulfurization (FGD) is a well-established air treatment technology for coal and oil combustion gases that commonly uses lime or pulverized limestone aqueous slurries to precipitate sulfur dioxide (SO2) as crystalline calcium salts. Under forced oxidation (excess oxygen) conditions, FGD byproduct contains almost entirely (>92%) gypsum (CaSO4·2H2O), a useful and marketable commodity. In contrast, FGD byproduct formed in oxygen deficient oxidation systems contains a high percentage of hannebachite (CaSO3·0...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682337/episodic-kinematics-in-continental-rifts-modulated-by-changes-in-mantle-melt-fraction
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Simon Lamb, James D P Moore, Euan Smith, Tim Stern
Oceanic crust is created by the extraction of molten rock from underlying mantle at the seafloor 'spreading centres' found between diverging tectonic plates. Modelling studies have suggested that mantle melting can occur through decompression as the mantle flows upwards beneath spreading centres, but direct observation of this process is difficult beneath the oceans. Continental rifts, however-which are also associated with mantle melt production-are amenable to detailed measurements of their short-term kinematics using geodetic techniques...
July 5, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679065/-i-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-i-displays-an-increased-growth-rate-and-an-extended-replicative-lifespan-when-grown-under-respiratory-conditions-in-the-presence-of-bacteria
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Paul A Kirchman, Nicholas Van Zee
Individual cells of the budding yeast <i>Saccharomyces cerevisiae</i> have a limited replicative potential, referred to as the replicative lifespan. We have found that both the growth rate and average replicative lifespan of <i>S. cerevisiae</i> cells are greatly increased in the presence of a variety of bacteria. The growth and lifespan effects are not observable when yeast are allowed to ferment glucose, but are only notable on solid media when yeast are forced to respire due to the lack of a fermentable carbon source...
July 5, 2017: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676818/photosynthetic-properties-and-potentials-for-improvement-of-photosynthesis-in-pale-green-leaf-rice-under-high-light-conditions
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Junfei Gu, Zhenxiang Zhou, Zhikang Li, Ying Chen, Zhiqin Wang, Hao Zhang, Jianchang Yang
Light is the driving force of plant growth, providing the energy required for photosynthesis. However, photosynthesis is also vulnerable to light-induced damage caused by the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Plants have therefore evolved various protective mechanisms such as non-photochemical quenching (NPQ) to dissipate excessively absorbed solar energy as heat; however, photoinhibition and NPQ represent a significant loss in solar energy and photosynthetic efficiency, which lowers the yield potential in crops...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671443/subclinical-hyperthyroidism-when-to-consider-treatment
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Ines Donangelo, Se Young Suh
Subclinical hyperthyroidism is defined by a low or undetectable serum thyroid-stimulating hormone level, with normal free thyroxine and total or free triiodothyronine levels. It can be caused by increased endogenous production of thyroid hormone (e.g., in Graves disease, toxic nodular goiter, or transient thyroiditis), by administration of thyroid hormone to treat malignant thyroid disease, or by unintentional excessive replacement therapy. The prevalence of subclinical hyperthyroidism in the general population is about 1% to 2%; however, it may be higher in iodinedeficient areas...
June 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646582/comprehensive-mathematical-model-of-oxidative-phosphorylation-valid-for-physiological-up-to-pathological-conditions
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Margit Heiske, Thierry Letellier, Edda Klipp
We developed a mathematical model of oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) that allows for a precise description of mitochondrial function with respect to the respiratory flux and the ATP production. The model reproduced flux-force relationships under various experimental conditions (state 3 and 4, uncoupling, shortage of respiratory substrate) as well as time courses, exhibiting correct P/O ratios. The model was able to reproduce experimental threshold curves for perturbations of the respiratory chain complexes, the F1 F0 -ATP synthase, the ADP/ATP carrier, the phosphate/OH carrier, and the proton leak...
June 24, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642091/a-see-and-treat-office-procedure-for-retained-products-of-conception-removal-after-normal-vaginal-delivery-using-manual-vacuum-aspiration-preliminary-efficacy-and-reproductive-outcomes
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Karavani Gilad, Bahar Raz, Herzberg Shmuel, Yanai Nili
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To compare efficacy and reproductive outcomes of an ultrasound guided manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) procedure to the widely accepted operative hysteroscopy (OH) procedure in removal of retained products of conception (RPOC) after normal vaginal delivery. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2) SETTING: University-affiliated tertiary medical center PATIENTS: Eighty-six patients after normal vaginal delivery diagnosed with RPOC from 2005 through 2015...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640772/the-effect-of-a-carbohydrate-mouth-rinse-on-upper-body-muscular-strength-and-endurance
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James E Dunkin, Shaun M Phillips
Dunkin, JE and Phillips, SM. The effect of a carbohydrate mouth rinse on upper-body muscular strength and endurance. J Strength Cond Res 31(7): 1948-1953, 2017-Carbohydrate (CHO) mouth rinsing rapidly increases corticomotor output and maximal muscle force production, which could enhance muscular strength and endurance during resistance exercise. However, previous research has found no effect of CHO rinsing on muscular strength or endurance. The current study altered the CHO rinse composition and frequency and the muscular endurance test to further investigate the effects of a CHO mouth rinse on upper-body muscular strength and endurance...
July 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640007/evaluation-of-pulse-height-control-for-rapid-isometric-contractions-in-college-sprinters
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Seiji Ono, Atsushi Itaya, Tatsuya Hayami, Keigo Ohyama-Byun, Tomohiro Kizuka
The ability of rapid force development is one of the important factors for improving physical performance. It has been known that rapid isometric force is controlled by a central motor program to maintain the rise time relatively constant independent of force amplitude (pulse height control). The advantage of using pulse height control is that it increases the rate of force with force amplitude. However, this strategy is believed to be applicable up to about 50-60% of maximal voluntary contractions (MVC). When the force level increases further, individuals often switch to pulse width control to increase the time to peak force...
August 16, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637284/descriptive-texture-analyses-of-cooked-patties-made-of-chicken-breast-with-the-woody-breast-condition1
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G Sanchez Brambila, Debolina Chatterjee, B Bowker, H Zhuang
The woody breast (WB) condition negatively influences the texture characteristics and quality of intact broiler breast fillets (Pectoralis major). But the impact of WB on ground meat is unknown. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of WB on the texture and cook loss of ground meat made of broiler breast fillets. Broiler breasts (deboned 3 h postmortem) were collected on 3 separate trial d from the commercial deboning line and classified into normal and severe WB fillet categories. Individual fillets were either ground and formed into patties or left intact prior to being stored for 7 d at -20°C...
June 16, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631312/the-flow-and-fate-of-digestive-enzymes-in-the-field-cricket-gryllus-bimaculatus
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Joseph Woodring
The flow of enzymes, the ratio of bound to unbound enzymes, and their inactivation in the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus was studied. The digestive enzymes are forced forward into the crop by caecal contraction and then they are mixed with freshly chewed food and saliva, forming a crop-chyme. This chyme is blended by crop peristalsis, and periodic opening of the preproventricular valve (PPV) allows posterior movement into the proventriculus and further into the midgut. The contraction of the crop is modulated by Grybi-AST and Grybi-SK peptides, which are partially secreted by the caecal endocrine cells...
June 20, 2017: Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627562/a-novel-combined-chemical-kinetic-and-trapping-method-for-probing-the-relationships-between-chemical-reactivity-and-interfacial-h2o-br-and-h-ion-molarities-in-ctab-c12e6-mixed-micelles
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Aijaz Ahmad Dar, Laurence S Romsted, Nighat Nazir, Yongliang Zhang, Xiang Gao, Qing Gu, Changyao Liu
A delicate balance-of-forces governs the interactions responsible for surfactant self-assembly and chemical reactivity within them. Chemical reactions in micellar media generally occur in the interfacial region of micelles that is a complex mixture of: water, headgroups, counterions, co-ions, acids or bases, organic solvents, and the reactants themselves. We have carried out a detailed study of a complex chemical reaction in mixed CTAB/C12E6 micelles by using the chemical kinetic (CK) and chemical trapping (CT) methods...
June 19, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626133/simple-synthesis-hydrogenated-castor-oil-fatty-amide-wax-and-its-coating-characterization
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Xiuzhu Yu, Ning Wang, Rui Zhang, Zhong Zhao
A simple method for incorporating amine groups in hydrogenated castor oil (HCO) to produce wax for beeswax or carnauba wax substitution in packaging and coating was developed. From the conversion rate of the products, HCO was reacted with ethanolamine at 150°C for 5 h, and the molar ratio of HCO and ethanolamine was 1:4. The hardness of the final product was seven times higher than that of beeswax, the cohesiveness of the final product was 1.3 times higher than that of beeswax and approximately one half of that of carnauba wax, and the melting point of the final product is 98°C...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
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