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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437024/uric-acid-metabolic-syndrome-and-atherosclerosis-the-chicken-or-the-egg-which-comes-first
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Giovanni De Pergola, Francesca Cortese, Gaetano Termine, Giovanni Meliota, Michele Masiello, Anna Maria Cortese, Francesco Silvestris, Domenico Caccavo, Marco Matteo Ciccone
BACKGROUND: A great debate in literature exists nowadays on the role of uric acid as a marker of cardiovascular and metabolic organ damage or a risk factor for cardiovascular and metabolic disease. METHODS: to determine the relationship among serum uric acid and metabolic syndrome and atherosclerosis, by mean of carotid intima media-thickness, in a cohort of 811 otherwise healthy overweight/obese subjects, without overt atherosclerosis not using any kind of drug...
February 11, 2018: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422041/association-between-empirically-derived-dietary-patterns-with-blood-lipids-fasting-blood-glucose-and-blood-pressure-in-adults-the-india-migration-study
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Krithiga Shridhar, Ambika Satija, Preet K Dhillon, Sutapa Agrawal, Ruby Gupta, Liza Bowen, Sanjay Kinra, A V Bharathi, D Prabhakaran, K Srinath Reddy, Shah Ebrahim
BACKGROUND: Dietary patterns (DPs) in India are heterogenous. To date, data on association of indigenous DPs in India with risk factors of nutrition-related noncommunicable diseases (cardiovascular disease and diabetes), leading causes of premature death and disability, are limited. We aimed to evaluate the associations of empirically-derived DPs with blood lipids, fasting glucose and blood pressure levels in an adult Indian population recruited across four geographical regions of India...
February 8, 2018: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416857/glp1-and-gip-are-involved-in-the-action-of-synbiotics-in-broiler-chickens
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Pawel Antoni Kolodziejski, Maciej Sassek, Daniela Chalupka, Natalia Leciejewska, Leszek Nogowski, Pawel Mackowiak, Damian Jozefiak, Katarzyna Stadnicka, Maria Siwek, Marek Bednarczyk, Tomasz Szwaczkowski, Ewa Pruszynska-Oszmalek
Background: In order to discover new strategies to replace antibiotics in the post-antibiotic era in meat-type chicken production, two new synbiotics were tested: (Lactobacillus salivarius IBB3154 plus galactooligosaccharide (Syn1) and Lactobacillus plantarum IBB3036 plus raffinose family oligosaccharides (Syn2). Methods: The synbiotics were administered via syringe, using a special automatic system, into the egg air chamber of Cobb 500 broiler chicks on the 12th day of egg incubation (2 mg of prebiotics + 105 cfu bacteria per egg)...
2018: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405165/the-expression-of-the-new-epididymal-luminal-protein-of-pdz-domain-containing-1-is-decreased-in-asthenozoospermia
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A-Juan Liang, Gui-Shuan Wang, Ping Ping, Shuang-Gang Hu, Yu Lin, Yi Ma, Zheng-Zheng Duan, Han-Shu Wang, Fei Sun
Spermatozoa are not mature until they transit the epididymis where they acquire motility and the ability to fertilize an egg through sequential modifications. The epididymis has three functional regions, caput, corpus, and cauda, and the luminal proteins of the epididymis play important roles in the above modifications. However, the proteins with differential enrichment between the caput and cauda are still largely unknown. To reveal the functions of the caput and cauda during sperm maturation, luminal proteins from caput and cauda of mice were analyzed by isobaric tag for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ)...
January 19, 2018: Asian Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384323/regular-egg-consumption-at-breakfast-by-japanese-woman-university-students-improves-daily-nutrient-intakes-open-labeled-observations
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Chie Taguchi, Yoshimi Kishimoto, Norie Suzuki-Sugihara, Emi Saita, Mika Usuda, Wei Wang, Yasunobu Masuda, Kazuo Kondo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Eggs, an important source of high-quality protein, contain a variety of key nutrients and antioxidants. Here we conducted an intervention study to evaluate whether the additional consumption of one egg per day would affect the daily nutritional intakes and blood antioxidant status in Japanese woman university students. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: For 4 weeks, the 14 subjects were provided a nutritious breakfast including one boiled egg, and they were asked to keep a daily dietary record...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29365168/effects-of-the-supplemental-chromium-form-on-performance-and-metabolic-profile-in-laying-hens-exposed-to-heat-stress
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N Sahin, A Hayirli, C Orhan, M Tuzcu, J R Komorowski, K Sahin
This experiment was conducted to compare the effect of the supplemental chromium (Cr) form on performance, egg quality, and metabolic profile in laying hens exposed to heat stress (HS). Laying hens (n = 1800; 16-wk-old; Lohmann LSL-Lite) were kept in cages in temperature-controlled rooms at either 22 ± 2°C for 24 h/d (thermoneutral, TN) or 34 ± 2°C for 8 h/d, from 08:00 to 17:00 h, followed by 22°C for 16 h (HS) for 12 wks. Hens reared under both environmental conditions were fed 1 of 3 diets: a basal diet and the basal diet supplemented with either 1...
January 20, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335039/replacing-carbohydrate-during-a-glucose-challenge-with-the-egg-white-portion-or-whole-eggs-protects-against-postprandial-impairments-in-vascular-endothelial-function-in-prediabetic-men-by-limiting-increases-in-glycaemia-and-lipid-peroxidation
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Joshua D McDonald, Chureeporn Chitchumroonchokchai, Jinhui Li, Eunice Mah, Allison N Labyk, Elizabeth J Reverri, Kevin D Ballard, Jeff S Volek, Richard S Bruno
Eggs attenuate postprandial hyperglycaemia (PPH), which transiently impairs vascular endothelial function (VEF). We hypothesised that co-ingestion of a glucose challenge with egg-based meals would protect against glucose-induced impairments in VEF by attenuating PPH and oxidative stress. A randomised, cross-over study was conducted in prediabetic men (n 20) who ingested isoenegertic meals (1674 kJ (400 kcal)) containing 100 g glucose (GLU), or 75 g glucose with 1·5 whole eggs (EGG), seven egg whites (WHITE) or two egg yolks (YOLK)...
January 16, 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323157/microwave-measurement-of-giant-unilamellar-vesicles-in-aqueous-solution
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Yan Cui, William F Delaney, Taghi Darroudi, Pingshan Wang
A microwave technique is demonstrated to measure floating giant unilamellar vesicle (GUV) membranes in a 25 μm wide and 18.8 μm high microfluidic channel. The measurement is conducted at 2.7 and 7.9 GHz, at which a split-ring resonator (SRR) operates at odd modes. A 500 nm wide and 100 μm long SRR split gap is used to scan GUVs that are slightly larger than 25 μm in diameter. The smaller fluidic channel induces flattened GUV membrane sections, which make close contact with the SRR gap surface. The used GUVs are synthesized with POPC (16:0-18:1 PC 1-palmitoyl-2-oleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine), SM (16:0 Egg Sphingomyelin) and cholesterol at different molecular compositions...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313753/compared-to-an-oatmeal-breakfast-two-eggs-day-increased-plasma-carotenoids-and-choline-without-increasing-trimethyl-amine-n-oxide-concentrations
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Amanda Missimer, Maria Luz Fernandez, Diana M DiMarco, Gregory H Norris, Christopher N Blesso, Ana Gabriela Murillo, Marcela Vergara-Jimenez, Bruno S Lemos, Isabel Medina-Vera, Olga V Malysheva, Marie A Caudill
BACKGROUND: Habitual consumption of eggs has been hypothesized to positively modify biomarkers of cardiovascular disease risk through proposed antioxidant properties. OBJECTIVES: To examine this relationship, 50 young, healthy men and women were enrolled into a randomized crossover clinical intervention. METHODS: Participants consumed either 2 eggs per day or one packet of oatmeal a day for 4 weeks, followed by a 3-week wash-out and crossed over to the alternate breakfast...
February 2018: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311523/effect-of-dialkyl-ammonium-cationic-surfactants-on-the-microfluidity-of-membranes-containing-raft-domains
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Makoto Uyama, Kaori Inoue, Koichi Kinoshita, Reiji Miyahara, Hirokazu Yokoyama, Minoru Nakano
It has been reported that a lot of receptors localize in lipid raft domains and that the microfluidity of these domains regulates the activation of these receptors. In this study, we focused on the lipid raft and in order to evaluate the physicochemical effects of surfactants on microfluidity of lipid membranes, we used liposomes comprising of egg-yolk L-α-phosphatidylcholine, egg-yolk sphingomyelin, and cholesterol as a model of cell membranes containing raft domains. The microfluidity of the domains was characterized by fluorescence spectrometry using 1,6-diphenyl-1,3,5-hexatriene and 2-dimethylamino-6-lauroylnaphthalene...
2018: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288244/re-evaluation-of-the-associations-of-egg-intake-with-serum-total-cholesterol-and-cause-specific-and-total-mortality-in-japanese-women
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Yasuyuki Nakamura, Tomonori Okamura, Yoshikuni Kita, Nagako Okuda, Aya Kadota, Katsuyuki Miura, Akira Okayama, Hirotsugu Ueshima
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Egg intake was associated with serum total cholesterol adjusted for age (aTCH) and total mortality in women, but not in men, using data from NIPPON DATA (ND) 80 which followed up for 14 years. Re-evaluation of these associations in a different cohort is needed. SUBJECT/METHODS: We analyzed the associations of egg intake with aTCH and cause-specific and total mortality using the ND90 data set with a 15-year follow-up. A nutritional examination was done at the baseline in 1990 using the food-frequency method and by weighed food records...
December 29, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248477/temperature-induced-lipid-membrane-restructuring-and-changes-in-nanomechanics
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Urvi Bhojoo, Maohui Chen, Shan Zou
The naturally occurring milk sphingomyelin is of particular interest owing to its complex composition and involvement in the formation of the milk fat globule membrane (MFGM). Knowledge of membrane organization and nanomechanical stability has proved to be crucial in understanding their properties and functions. In this work, two model membrane systems composed of 1, 2 dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DOPC), egg sphingomyelin (egg-SM) and cholesterol, and DOPC, milk sphingomyelin (milk-SM) and cholesterol were exposed to both RT and 10°C...
December 14, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247843/dietary-betaine-supplementation-in-hens-modulates-hypothalamic-expression-of-cholesterol-metabolic-genes-in-f1-cockerels-through-modification-of-dna-methylation
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Abdulrahman A Idriss, Yun Hu, Zhen Hou, Yan Hu, Qinwei Sun, Nagmeldin A Omer, Halima Abobaker, Yingdong Ni, Ruqian Zhao
Betaine is widely used in animal nutrition to promote growth, development and methyl donor during methionine metabolism through nutritional reprogramming via regulation of gene expression. Prenatal betaine exposure is reported to modulate hypothalamic cholesterol metabolism in chickens, yet it remains unknown whether feeding hens with betaine-supplemented diet may affect hypothalamic cholesterol metabolism in F1 offspring. In this study, hens were fed with basal or betaine-supplemented (0.5%) for 30days, and the eggs were collected for incubation...
December 14, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227533/functional-magnetic-nanoparticles-for-highly-efficient-cholesterol-removal
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Jun Sun, Bin Xu, Yaoyao Mu, Haile Ma, Wenjuan Qu
In this study, magnetic nanoparticles functionalized with carboxylated β-cyclodextrin (CM-β-CD; referred to Fe3 O4 @CM-β-CD) were synthesized and used for the efficient removal of cholesterol from milk and egg yolk via host-guest interactions. The results of Fourier-transform infrared, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and thermogravimetric analysis indicated that the CM-β-CD was successfully conjugated to the surface of Fe3 O4 , and the amount of CM-β-CD attached on Fe3 O4 @CM-β-CD was determined to be 9...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223530/diet-quality-of-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-and-the-impact-of-nutritional-counseling
#15
Andréia Silva Fernandes, Christiane Ishikawa Ramos, Fabiana Baggio Nerbass, Lilian Cuppari
OBJECTIVES: The aims of the study were to evaluate the quality of the diet of nondialysis-dependent patients with chronic kidney disease and to investigate the impact of dietary counseling in the quality of the diet of these patients. METHODS: In the cross-sectional analysis, 3-day food records of 100 nondialysis-dependent patients with chronic kidney disease patients, in the first visit to the renal dietitians, were evaluated using the Diet Quality Index (DQI)...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211867/effects-of-corn-dried-distillers-grains-with-solubles-on-performance-egg-quality-yolk-fatty-acid-composition-and-oxidative-status-in-laying-ducks
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D Ruan, A M Fouad, Q L Fan, W Chen, W G Xia, S Wang, Y Y Cui, Y Wang, L Yang, C T Zheng
The study investigated the effects of increasing content of corn distillers' dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in the diets of laying ducks on oxidative status, laying performance, egg quality, and egg yolk fatty acid composition. Longyan females (1080) with similar BW at 17 wk of age were randomly assigned to 6 treatment groups, each consisting of 6 replicates of 30 birds. The basal diet (I) was a typical corn-soybean ration while the experimental diets (II to VI) substituted corn DDGS for soybean meal and wheat bran and a small reduction of corn...
November 29, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156929/-role-of-the-egg-in-the-diet-of-athletes-and-physically-active-people
#17
Ana M López Sobaler, Aránzazu Aparicio Vizuete, Rosa M Ortega
The practice of sport and medium-high intensity exercise increases the needs of energy and nutrients. Proper nutrition is very important for reaching the maximum performance, reducing the risk of injury, and ensuring the best recovery. It must also ensure the achievement of optimum nutritional status and prevent health problems at the present and in the future time. Eggs are a very nutritious food that can help athletes to achieve a correct diet. It contains proteins of high quality and bioavailability, a profile of fatty acids very favorable from the cardiovascular point of view, and vitamins and minerals involved in energy and protein metabolism, in defense against oxidative stress and inflammation, in cell growth and tissue repair...
October 15, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155700/phase-behavior-of-charged-vesicles-under-symmetric-and-asymmetric-solution-conditions-monitored-with-fluorescence-microscopy
#18
Bastian Kubsch, Tom Robinson, Jan Steinkühler, Rumiana Dimova
Phase-separated giant unilamellar vesicles (GUVs) exhibiting coexisting liquid-ordered and liquid-disordered domains are a common biophysical tool to investigate the lipid raft hypothesis. Numerous studies, however, neglect the impact of physiological solution conditions. On that account, the current work presents the effect of high-salinity buffer and trans-membrane solution asymmetry on liquid-liquid phase separation in charged GUVs grown from dioleylphosphatidylglycerol, egg sphingomyelin, and cholesterol...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126906/development-and-characterization-of-an-organic-solvent-free-proliposomal-formulation-of-busulfan-using-quality-by-design-approach
#19
Dhawal Chobisa, Ketan Patel, Jasmin Monpara, Mayank Patel, Pradeep Vavia
Parenteral administration of Busulfan (BU) conquers the bioavailability and biovariability related issues of oral BU by maintaining the plasma drug concentration in therapeutic range with minimal fluctuations thereby significantly reducing the side effects. Busulfex(®) is the only commercially available parenteral formulation of BU composed of organic solvents N, N-dimethylacetamide and polyethylene glycol 400. Since, BU is highly susceptible to hydrolytic degradation; Busulfex(®) has poor physical and chemical stability in IV fluids...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117670/association-between-dietary-intake-and-postlaparoscopic-cholecystectomic-symptoms-in-patients-with-gallbladder-disease
#20
Yongju Shin, Dongho Choi, Kyeong Geun Lee, Ho Soon Choi, Yongsoon Park
Background/Aims: After cholecystectomy, patients have reported postcholecystectomic syndromes such as abdominal symptoms, dyspepsia, and diarrhea, which suggest a relationship between cholecystectomic symptoms and diet, although the details of this association remain unclear. The present study investigated the hypothesis that dietary intake of nutrients and foods was significantly associated with postcholecystectomic syndromes. Methods: Gallstone patients (n = 59) who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy were enrolled, and dietary intake and clinical parameters were assessed immediately postcholecystectomy and 3 months later...
November 10, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
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