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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432701/ovarian-follicle-development-and-genital-tract-characteristics-in-different-birthweight-gilts-at-150%C3%A2-days-of-age
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Frcl Almeida, Aln Alvarenga Dias, L P Moreira, Atl Fiúza, H Chiarini-Garcia
In the last decades, selection for improved prolificacy has resulted in higher litter sizes and has thereby increased the proportion of low birthweight (LW) piglets. It is well documented that LW piglets have lower growth performance, muscle accretion and poor carcass quality. However, little is known about the relations of birthweight with subsequent reproductive performance in gilts. This study investigated the effects of birthweight on reproductive tract and ovarian follicle development in 150-day-old gilts...
April 22, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429613/effect-of-dietary-supplementation-with-carnosic-acid-or-vitamin-e-on-animal-performance-haematological-and-immunological-characteristics-of-artificially-reared-suckling-lambs-before-and-after-road-transport
#2
Lara Morán, Sonia Andrés, Carolina Blanco, Julio Benavides, María Martínez-Valladares, Aidan P Moloney, F Javier Giráldez
To elucidate the influence of dietary carnosic acid (CA) and vitamin E on animal performance, immune response indicators and haematological parameters before and after transport stress, 24 lambs were individually fed ad libitum with milk replacer (MR) using an auto-feeder. Once daily the lambs received MR alone (Group CON, n = 8), MR + 0.096 g CA/kg live weight (LW) (Group CARN, n = 8) or MR + 0.024 g of α-tocopheryl acetate per kg LW (Group VitE, n = 8). After reaching the target slaughter weight (12 ± 0...
April 21, 2017: Archives of Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408013/association-of-preference-based-health-related-quality-of-life-with-weight-loss-in-obese-adults
#3
Erica Lw Lester, Raj Padwal, Sumit R Majumdar, F Ye, Daniel W Birch, Scott W Klarenbach
BACKGROUND: The obesity epidemic is linked to substantial health care resource use, reduction in workforce and home productivity, and poor health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Changes in body mass index (BMI) are associated with improvements in HRQOL; the nature of this relationship, however, has not been reliably described. OBJECTIVES: To determine the independent association between changes in BMI and change in utility-based HRQOL. METHODS: Data were prospectively collected on 500 severely obese adult patients enrolled in a single-center obesity management clinic...
April 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391684/occurrence-and-estimated-dietary-intake-of-pcbs-and-pcdd-fs-in-functional-foods-enriched-in-omega-3-from-spain
#4
Angel Garcia-Bermejo, Laura Herrero, Maria-Jose Gonzalez, Belén Gomara
Six functional foods enriched with omega-3 were characterized for their polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/F) content. All the samples analyzed showed concentration levels below the maximum levels established by the Regulation EC 1259/201120. PCB concentrations were higher than those of PCDD/Fs and oil supplements were the most contaminated samples (1.8 pg WHO-TEQ/g lipid weight, lw) followed by chicken eggs (1.3 pg WHO-TEQ/g lw), cow's milk (0.23 pg WHO-TEQ/g lw), biscuits (0...
April 9, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387246/sensory-genes-identification-with-head-transcriptome-of-the-migratory-armyworm-mythimna-separata
#5
Zhenxing Liu, Xiaoyun Wang, Chaoliang Lei, Fen Zhu
Sensory system plays important roles in a wide array of insect's behavior and physiological events, including the host landing and locating, feeding, flying, sex responding, mating and oviposition which happen independently and in sequence. The armyworm Mythimna separata (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) of migratory insect is destructive for alimentarn crop and economic crop throughout the world. Here we present the high throughput sequencing of the head transcriptome and identify members of the major sensory genes which are crucial for armyworm's success worldwide, including 8 opsins, 22 chemosensory proteins, 50 odorant binding proteins, 60 odorant receptors, 8 gustatory receptors, 24 ionotropic receptors, and 2 sensory neuron membrane proteins...
April 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385435/effect-of-repeated-ceramic-firings-on-the-marginal-and-internal-adaptation-of-metal-ceramic-restorations-fabricated-with-different-cad-cam-technologies
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Hasan Kocaağaoğlu, Haydar Albayrak, Halil Ibrahim Kilinc, Hasan Önder Gümüs
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: The use of computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) for metal ceramic restorations has increased with advances in the technology. However, little is known about the marginal and internal adaptation of restorations fabricated using laser sintering (LS) and soft milling (SM). Moreover, the effects of repeated ceramic firings on the marginal and internal adaptation of metal ceramic restorations fabricated with LS and SM is also unknown. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to investigate the effects of repeated ceramic firings on the marginal and internal adaptation of metal ceramic copings fabricated using the lost wax (LW), LS, and SM techniques...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379516/comparative-leaf-growth-strategies-in-response-to-low-water-and-low-light-availability-variation-in-leaf-physiology-underlies-variation-in-leaf-mass-per-area-in-populus-tremuloides
#7
Alec S Baird, Leander D L Anderegg, Melissa E Lacey, Janneke HilleRisLambers, Elizabeth Van Volkenburgh
Developmental phenotypic plasticity can allow plants to buffer the effects of abiotic and biotic environmental stressors. Therefore, it is vital to improve our understanding of how phenotypic plasticity in ecological functional traits is coordinated with variation in physiological performance in plants. To identify coordinated leaf responses to low-water (LW) versus low-light (LL) availability, we measured leaf mass per area (LMA), leaf anatomical characteristics and leaf gas exchange of juvenile Populus tremuloides Michx...
April 4, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374111/pbdes-and-dechloranes-in-raccoons-in-the-midwestern-united-states
#8
Esmarie Boyles, Clayton K Nielsen
Raccoons (Procyon lotor) are one of the most widespread and abundant mammals in North America. To evaluate the suitability of using raccoons as bioindicator species, we analyzed liver tissues (n = 32) collected from 2013 to 2015 for the presence of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and Dechloranes. ∑PBDE concentrations ranged from 19.1 to 2125 ng/g lw (median = 98.0 ng/g lw) and did not differ between gender or age of raccoon. Dechloranes were detected in 38% of raccoons and ranged from 0...
April 3, 2017: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371733/human-exposure-to-pcdds-and-their-precursors-from-heron-and-tern-eggs-in-the-yangtze-river-delta-indicate-pcp-origin
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Yihui Zhou, Ge Yin, Lillemor Asplund, Kathryn Stewart, Panu Rantakokko, Anders Bignert, Päivi Ruokojärvi, Hannu Kiviranta, Yanling Qiu, Zhijun Ma, Åke Bergman
Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) are highly toxic to humans and wildlife. In the present study, PCDD/Fs were analyzed in the eggs of whiskered terns (Chlidonias hybrida), and genetically identified eggs from black-crowned night herons (Nycticorax nycticorax) sampled from two lakes in the Yangtze River Delta area, China. The median toxic equivalent (TEQ) of PCDD/Fs were 280 (range: 95-1500) and 400 (range: 220-1100) pg TEQ g(-1) lw (WHO, 1998 for birds) in the eggs of black-crowned night heron and whiskered tern, respectively...
March 31, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369969/a-rare-potentially-life-threatening-presentation-of-passenger-lymphocyte-syndrome
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Thomas J Gniadek, Andrea M McGonigle, R Sue Shirey, Patricia A Brunker, Michael Streiff, Benjamin Philosophe, Evan M Bloch, Paul M Ness, Karen E King
BACKGROUND: Passenger lymphocyte syndrome occurs when donor lymphocytes are transplanted with a solid organ and produce alloantibodies that react with antigens on the recipient's red blood cells (RBCs). Typically, passenger lymphocyte syndrome presents as immunoglobulin G antibody-mediated, extravascular hemolytic anemia with reticulocytosis. Often, the donor was alloimmunized before transplantation. CASE REPORT: A 34-year-old Group O, D+ man with a negative antibody screen received a liver transplant from a Group O, D- donor...
May 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364612/human-exposure-to-hbcd-and-tbbpa-via-indoor-dust-in-korea-estimation-of-external-exposure-and-body-burden
#11
Mandana Barghi, Eun-Su Shin, Jong-Chul Kim, Sung-Deuk Choi, Yoon-Seok Chang
Human exposure to brominated flame retardants (BFRs) such as hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) and tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) mainly occurs through diet and dust ingestion. In this study, the BFR concentrations in 124 vacuum dust samples of six categories of indoor environments (homes, offices, kindergartens, cars, schools, and public indoor environments) and 32 surface dust samples were investigated. The median ΣHBCD concentrations ranged from 106.30ngg(-1) in home dust to 496.13ngg(-1) in office dust. The TBBPA concentrations in indoor dust (from 78...
March 29, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346084/is-there-a-role-for-pharmacogenetics-in-the-dosing-of-fentanyl
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Stijn Lw Koolen, Carin Cd Van der Rijt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Pharmacogenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338989/a-simple-stable-carbon-isotope-method-for-investigating-changes-in-the-use-of-recent-versus-old-carbon-in-oak
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Danny McCarroll, Matthew Whitney, Giles H F Young, Neil J Loader, Mary H Gagen
Stable carbon isotope ratios from early-wood (EW) and late-wood (LW) are used to test competing models of carbon storage and allocation, providing a cost-effective alternative to measuring and dating non-structural carbohydrates in mature temperate broad-leaf forest trees growing under natural conditions. Annual samples of EW and LW from seven mature oaks (Quercus robur L.) from Scotland, covering AD 1924-2012, were pooled, treated to isolate alpha-cellulose and pyrolysed to measure the carbon isotope ratios...
March 18, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335096/estimation-of-methane-emissions-from-local-and-crossbreed-beef-cattle-in-dak-lak-province-of-vietnam
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Carlos Alberto Ramírez-Restrepo, Dung Van Tien, Ngoan Le Duc, Mario Herrero, Phung Le Dinh, Dung Dinh Van, Sen Le Thi Hoa, Cuong Vu Chi, Cesar Solano-Patiño, Amy M Lerner, Timothy D Searchinger
Objective: This study was aimed at evaluating effects of cattle breed resources and alternative mixed-feeding practices on meat productivity and emission intensities from household farming systems in Daklak Province, Vietnam. Methods: Records from Local Yellow x Red Sindhi (Bos indicus; Lai Sind) and ½ Limousin, ½ Drought Master and ½ Red Angus cattle during the growth (0 to 21 months) and fattening (22 to 25 months) periods were used to better understand variations on meat productivity and enteric methane emissions...
March 21, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325340/low-molecular-weight-xanthan-gum-for-treating-osteoarthritis
#15
Guanying Han, Qixin Chen, Fei Liu, Zan Cui, Huarong Shao, Fuyan Liu, Aibin Ma, Joshua Liao, Bin Guo, Yuewei Guo, Fengshan Wang, Peixue Ling, Xifan Mei
Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common chronic diseases and characterized by degradation of articular cartilage. We have previously reported xanthan gum (XG) injection preparation with high molecular weights (Mw) in ranging from 3×10(6)Da to 5×10(6)Da (HM-XG) could enhance the viscosity of synovial fluid, protect joint cartilage in rabbit, and the therapeutical effect has no significance difference with an existing clinical medication (sodium hyaluronate, SH) at the same injection frequency (once weekly for 5 weeks)...
May 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323950/breaking-up-prolonged-sitting-alters-the-postprandial-plasma-lipidomic-profile-of-adults-with-type-2-diabetes
#16
Megan S Grace, Paddy C Dempsey, Parneet Sethi, Piyushkumar A Mundra, Natalie A Mellett, Jacquelyn M Weir, Neville Owen, David W Dunstan, Peter J Meikle, Bronwyn A Kingwell
Context: Postprandial dysmetabolism in type 2 diabetes (T2D) is exacerbated by prolonged sitting, and may trigger inflammation and oxidative stress. It is unknown what impact countermeasures to prolonged sitting have on the postprandial lipidome. Objective: In this study, we investigated the effects of regular interruptions to sitting, compared to prolonged sitting, on the postprandial plasma lipidome. Design: Randomized cross-over experimental trial...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320326/lw-fqzip-2-a-parallelized-reference-based-compression-of-fastq-files
#17
Zhi-An Huang, Zhenkun Wen, Qingjin Deng, Ying Chu, Yiwen Sun, Zexuan Zhu
BACKGROUND: The rapid progress of high-throughput DNA sequencing techniques has dramatically reduced the costs of whole genome sequencing, which leads to revolutionary advances in gene industry. The explosively increasing volume of raw data outpaces the decreasing disk cost and the storage of huge sequencing data has become a bottleneck of downstream analyses. Data compression is considered as a solution to reduce the dependency on storage. Efficient sequencing data compression methods are highly demanded...
March 20, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320313/retention-of-duplicated-long-wavelength-opsins-in-mosquito-lineages-by-positive-selection-and-differential-expression
#18
Gloria I Giraldo-Calderón, Michael J Zanis, Catherine A Hill
BACKGROUND: Opsins are light sensitive receptors associated with visual processes. Insects typically possess opsins that are stimulated by ultraviolet, short and long wavelength (LW) radiation. Six putative LW-sensitive opsins predicted in the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti and malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, and eight in the southern house mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus, suggest gene expansion in the Family Culicidae (mosquitoes) relative to other insects. Here we report the first detailed molecular and evolutionary analyses of LW opsins in three mosquito vectors, with a goal to understanding the molecular basis of opsin-mediated visual processes that could be exploited for mosquito control...
March 21, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318464/effects-of-a-dietary-crude-fibre-concentrate-on-growth-in-weaned-piglets
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P Superchi, R Saleri, P Borghetti, G Ferrarini, V Cavalli, M Sereni, S Zavattini, A Sabbioni
Many fibre sources can help the adaptation of piglets at weaning, improving the growth. In this study, the effects of a dietary crude fibre concentrate (CFC) on piglet's growth was investigated. From 31 to 51 days of age, 108 weaned piglets (D×(Lw×L)), had access to two isofibrous, isoenergetic and isonitrogenous diets, supplemented with 1% of CFC (CFC group) or not (control (CON) group). From days 52 to 64 all piglets received the same starter diet. During the dietary treatment period the CFC group showed higher average daily gain, average daily feed intake and feed efficiency (P<0...
March 20, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288187/prevention-of-downhill-walking-induced-muscle-damage-by-non-damaging-downhill-walking
#20
Sumiaki Maeo, Masayoshi Yamamoto, Hiroaki Kanehisa, Kazunori Nosaka
PURPOSE: Mountain trekking involves level, uphill, and downhill walking (DW). Prolonged DW induces damage to leg muscles, reducing force generating ability and muscle coordination. These increase risks for more serious injuries and accidents in mountain trekking, thus a strategy to minimize muscle damage is warranted. It has been shown that low-intensity eccentric contractions confer protective effect on muscle damage induced by high-intensity eccentric contractions. This study tested the hypothesis that 5-min non-damaging DW would attenuate muscle damage induced by 40-min DW, but 5-min level walking (LW) would not...
2017: PloS One
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