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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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
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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
#7
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111915/effects-of-egg-consumption-on-blood-lipids-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
#8
Mohammad Hossein Rouhani, Nafiseh Rashidi-Pourfard, Amin Salehi-Abargouei, Majid Karimi, Fahimeh Haghighatdoost
BACKGROUND: It is widely agreed that egg consumption only modestly influences serum lipid concentrations. However, there is no meta-analysis summarizing existing randomized controlled trials. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to conduct a meta-analysis of published randomized controlled trials to explore the quantitative effect of egg consumption on serum lipid concentrations. DESIGN: Online databases including MEDLINE, Proquest and Google Scholar were systematically searched...
November 7, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095853/characterization-of-the-functions-and-proteomes-associated-with-membrane-rafts-in-chicken-sperm
#9
Ai Ushiyama, Atsushi Tajima, Naoto Ishikawa, Atsushi Asano
Cellular membranes are heterogeneous, and this has a great impact on cellular function. Despite the central role of membrane functions in multiple cellular processes in sperm, their molecular mechanisms are poorly understood. Membrane rafts are specific membrane domains enriched in cholesterol, ganglioside GM1, and functional proteins, and they are involved in the regulation of a variety of cellular functions. Studies of the functional characterization of membrane rafts in mammalian sperm have demonstrated roles in sperm-egg binding and the acrosomal reaction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081062/effects-of-dietary-supplementation-of-zinc-oxide-and-zinc-methionine-on-layer-performance-egg-quality-and-blood-serum-indices
#10
Mohamed E Abd El-Hack, Mahmoud Alagawany, Ayman S Salah, Mervat A Abdel-Latif, Mohamed F A Farghly
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of dietary zinc oxide (ZnO) and zinc methionine (Zn-Met) supplementation on layer performance, quality of egg, some blood constituents, and oxidative status in blood of laying hens. A total of 120 laying hens (Hisex Brown) 22-week-old were indiscriminately allotted into five groups of 24 hens with six replications (four birds/replicate). A complete randomized design experiment was performed including control (basal diet), two levels of ZnO (50 and 100 mg/kg basal diet), and two levels of Zn-Met (50 and 100 mg/kg basal diet) through 22 to 34 weeks of age...
October 28, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074850/bisphenol-a-in-eggs-causes-development-specific-liver-molecular-reprogramming-in-two-generations-of-rainbow-trout
#11
Bastien Sadoul, Oana Birceanu, Neel Aluru, Jith K Thomas, Mathilakath M Vijayan
Bisphenol A (BPA) is widely used in the manufacture of plastics and epoxy resins and is prevalent in the aquatic environment. BPA disrupts endocrine pathways in fish, but the long-term developmental implications are unknown. We demonstrate that BPA deposition in the eggs of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), an ecologically and economically important species of fish, reprograms liver metabolism in the offspring and alters the developmental growth trajectory in two generations. Specifically, BPA reduces growth during early development, followed by a catch-up growth post-juveniles...
October 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053854/dietary-betaine-supplementation-increases-adrenal-expression-of-steroidogenic-acute-regulatory-protein-and-yolk-deposition-of-corticosterone-in-laying-hens
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Halima Abobaker, Yun Hu, Zhen Hou, Qinwei Sun, Abdulrahman A Idriss, Nagmeldin A Omer, Yibo Zong, Ruqian Zhao
Betaine, an important methyl donor, is known to execute epigenetic regulation of gene expression via nutritional reprogramming. Herein, we explore whether feeding a betaine-supplemented diet to laying hens would affect corticosteroid biosynthesis in the adrenal gland and corticosterone deposition in eggs, in correlation with the expression of methyl transfer enzymes and the promoter DNA methylation status of affected genes. Rugao yellow-feathered laying hens at 38 weeks of age were assigned to Control and Betaine groups, fed basal and betaine-supplemented diets, respectively, for four weeks...
September 20, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050438/effects-of-rearing-systems-on-laying-performance-egg-quality-and-serum-biochemistry-of-xianju-chickens-in-summer
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X Y Dong, Z Z Yin, Y Z Ma, H Y Cao, D J Dong
The objective of this study was to compare the laying performance, egg quality, and serum biochemistry of hens maintained in conventional cage rearing system (CRS), flat net-rearing system (NRS), and free range system (FRS) under summer conditions. Indigenous Xianju chickens (n = 540) were randomly allocated into cages or pens of rearing system groups, within each system there were 5 replicates with 36 hens in each replicate. The experiment lasted between 21 and 29 wk of age. Hen-day egg production (P = 0.00) and egg mass (P = 0...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990706/effect-of-dietary-supplementation-of-organic-zinc-on-laying-performance-egg-quality-and-some-biochemical-parameters-of-laying-hens
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M E Abd El-Hack, M Alagawany, S A Amer, M Arif, K M M Wahdan, M S El-Kholy
This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of zinc methionine (Zn-Met) supplementation on the performance, egg quality, antioxidant status and some biochemical parameters of blood serum in laying hens from 22 to 34 weeks of age. A total of 120 Hisex Brown laying hens of 22-week-old were randomly allocated into five treatments with six cage replicates for each (four hens/replicate). Dietary treatments consisted of the basal diet with no Zn-Met supplementation (control group) and basal diet supplemented with 25, 50, 75 or 100 mg Zn-Met/kg diet...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990277/the-efficacy-of-using-exogenous-enzymes-cocktail-on-production-egg-quality-egg-nutrients-and-blood-metabolites-of-laying-hens-fed-distiller-s-dried-grains-with-solubles
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M E Abd El-Hack, M T Chaudhry, K M Mahrose, A Noreldin, M Emam, M Alagawany
An experiment was performed using 120 Hisex Brown laying hens for evaluating the effects of different inclusion levels of corn distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) as a replacement of soybean meal (SBM) with or without enzyme cocktail on performance, egg quality, egg nutrients and blood metabolites in laying hens through 22-42 weeks of age. A 4 × 2 factorial design experiment was performed including four substitution levels of DDGS (0, 250, 500 and 750 g/kg respectively) and two enzyme cocktail levels (0 and 250 mg/kg diet)...
October 8, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969694/serum-phospholipid-fatty-acids-dietary-patterns-and-type-2-diabetes-among-urban-ghanaians
#16
Franziska Jannasch, George Bedu-Addo, Matthias B Schulze, Frank P Mockenhaupt, Ina Danquah
BACKGROUND: Previously, a "purchase" pattern (rich in vegetable oil, manufactured foods, red meat and poultry, fruits, and vegetables) was identified among adults in urban Ghana and was inversely associated with T2D, while a "traditional" pattern (rich in fish, palm oil, plantain, green-leafy vegetables, beans, garden egg, fermented maize products,) increased the odds of T2D. To investigate, if specific fatty acids (FAs), partly reflecting the intakes of certain food groups and cooking methods, might explain the observed diet-disease relationships, serum phospholipid fatty acid profiles were characterized and their relationships with blood lipids that are common risk factors for T2D were analyzed...
October 2, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967226/effect-of-ingredients-on-rheological-physico-sensory-and-nutritional-characteristics-of-omega-3-fatty-acid-enriched-eggless-cake
#17
N Abhay Kumar, U J S Prasada Rao, T Jeyarani, D Indrani
The effect of defatted soya flour (DS), flax seed powder (FS) in combination (DSFS) with emulsifiers such as glycerol monostearate, GMS (DSFSG) and sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate, SSL (DSFSS) on the rheological, physico-sensory, protein subunit composition by sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE), fatty acid profile, and nutritional characteristics of eggless cake was studied. Use of DSFS, DSFSG, and DSFSS increased the amylograph peak viscosity, hot and cold paste viscosities similar to the egg...
October 2017: Journal of Texture Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954389/diosgenin-a-phytosterol-substitute-for-cholesterol-prolongs-the-lifespan-and-mitigates-glucose-toxicity-via-daf-16-foxo-and-gst-4-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#18
Govindan Shanmugam, Amirthalingam Mohankumar, Duraisamy Kalaiselvi, Sundararaj Nivitha, Easwaran Murugesh, Piramanayagam Shanmughavel, Palanisamy Sundararaj
Caenorhabditis elegans is a sterol auxotroph requires minute amount of exogenous sterol for their growth and development. To culture the C. elegans, cholesterol was given as sterol molecule to maintain the optimum survival of worms. Diosgenin (DG), a plant derived steroidal saponin, structurally similar to cholesterol has been used as a precursor for the synthesis of steroidal hormones. In this study, worms were cultured with cholesterol (Cho(+)) and cholesterol-free (Cho(-)) medium with DG (5, 10 and 50μg/mL) at 20°C...
November 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952608/egg-consumption-cardiovascular-diseases-and-type-2-diabetes
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N R W Geiker, M Lytken Larsen, J Dyerberg, S Stender, A Astrup
Eggs are rich in nutrients and a source of essential fatty- and amino acids, and the food item with highest cholesterol content. Since the 1970s dietary recommendations have advised limiting egg intake to 2-4 a week for the healthy population, and in those diagnosed with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D) an even more restricted consumption. The aim of the present paper was to assess the recommendation to lower the dietary intake of cholesterol and especially the intake of egg to reduce the risk of CVD and T2D...
September 27, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915027/structure-and-dynamics-of-membrane-proteins-and-membrane-associated-proteins-with-native-bicelles-from-eukaryotic-tissues
#20
Sean T Smrt, Adrian W Draney, Indira Singaram, Justin L Lorieau
In vitro studies of protein structure, function, and dynamics typically preclude the complex range of molecular interactions found in living tissues. In vivo studies elucidate these complex relationships, yet they are typically incompatible with the extensive and controlled biophysical experiments available in vitro. We present an alternative approach by extracting membranes from eukaryotic tissues to produce native bicelles to capture the rich and complex molecular environment of in vivo studies while retaining the advantages of in vitro experiments...
October 10, 2017: Biochemistry
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