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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153856/the-effect-of-viscous-soluble-fiber-on-blood-pressure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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K Khan, E Jovanovski, H V T Ho, A C R Marques, A Zurbau, S B Mejia, J L Sievenpiper, V Vuksan
AIMS: Dietary fiber intake, especially viscous soluble fiber, has been established as a means to reduce cardiometabolic risk factors. Whether this is true for blood pressure remains controversial. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was conducted to investigate the effects of viscous soluble fiber supplementation on blood pressure and quantify the effect of individual fibers. DATA SYNTHESIS: MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane databases were searched...
October 7, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123902/influence-of-body-position-during-heimlich-maneuver-to-relieve-supralaryngeal-obstruction-a-manikin-study
#2
Michitaro Ichikawa, So Oishi, Katsunori Mochizuki, Kenichi Nitta, Kazufumi Okamoto, Hiroshi Imamura
Aim: HASH(0x4410978) To study the most effective body position for Heimlich maneuver. Methods: A choking simulation manikin was connected to a laryngeal model of a child or an adult, and a differential pressure transducer recorded the airway pressure and waveform during the maneuver. A konjac jelly was placed on the larynx to mimic complete supralaryngeal obstruction. The maneuver (five successive compressions) was carried out six times each in standing, prone, and supine positions...
October 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076996/a-review-on-konjac-glucomannan-gels-microstructure-and-application
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Dan Yang, Yi Yuan, Lin Wang, Xiaoshan Wang, Ruojun Mu, Jie Pang, Jianbo Xiao, Yafeng Zheng
Konjac glucomannan (KGM) has attracted extensive attention because of its biodegradable, non-toxic, harmless, and biocompatible features. Its gelation performance is one of its most significant characteristics and enables wide applications of KGM gels in food, chemical, pharmaceutical, materials, and other fields. Herein, different preparation methods of KGM gels and their microstructures were reviewed. In addition, KGM applications have been theoretically modeled for future uses.
October 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074203/a-simply-enzymatic-hydrolysis-pretreatment-for-%C3%AE-mannanase-production-from-konjac-powder
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Shengping You, Juanjuan Ding, Yemei Dai, Ruizhe Xing, Wei Qi, Mengfan Wang, Rongxin Su, Zhimin He
Currently, the traditional fermentation using konjac powder for β-mannanase production presents operational difficulties and high energy consumption, because of the individual hot air sterilization for konjac powder. A simply enzymatic hydrolysis pretreatment for konjac powder was developed to solve the problems of the traditional process in a 7-L fermenter. In the new process, when hydrolysis yield of konjac powder was above 50%, the media became liquid state from gelatinous state and could be sterilized immediately, avoiding the hot air sterilization and solving the operational difficulties...
September 28, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037672/rapid-and-non-invasive-detection-and-imaging-of-the-hydrocolloid-injected-prawns-with-low-field-nmr-and-mri
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Min Li, Bin Li, Weijia Zhang
Method development for monitoring economically motivated food adulteration is pivotal for preventing health problems caused by illegal food additives. In this work, low-field nuclear magnetic resonance (LF-NMR) spectroscopy and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was applied for the detection and mapping of adulterated prawns injected with different hydrocolloids including gelatin, carrageenan, agar, amorophophallus konjac and xanthan gum. The characteristic T2 fitting curves were obtained which can be used to tell apart adulterated prawns from normal ones...
March 1, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967225/effect-of-meat-enhancement-solutions-with-hydroxypropyl-methylcellulose-and-konjac-flour-on-texture-and-quality-attributes-of-pale-soft-and-exudative-pork
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B L Booren, M E Castell-Perez, R K Miller
The objective of this study was to determine whether addition of hydrocolloids, buffer ingredients, salt, and sodium phosphate improve the color, texture, and pH of normal and pale, soft, and exudative (PSE) meat. Specific solutions include potassium bicarbonate (KHCO), ammonium bicarbonate (NHHCO), hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC), and konjac flour (KF). Three studies were carried out. First, the stability and viscoelastic properties of the different solutions was determined. Second, fresh normal (pH 5...
October 2017: Journal of Texture Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917879/laccase-tempo-oxidation-in-the-production-of-mechanically-strong-arabinoxylan-and-glucomannan-aerogels
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Kirsti Parikka, Ida Nikkilä, Leena Pitkänen, Abdul Ghafar, Tuula Sontag-Strohm, Maija Tenkanen
New wheat arabinoxylan and konjac glucomannan hydrogels and aerogels were prepared by hemiacetal crosslinking induced by laccase/TEMPO (2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl) -catalysed oxidation, which selectively converts the primary hydroxyl groups to aldehydes. The degree of oxidation of the product aldehydes was ca. 10% of the total carbohydrates of the polysaccharides, and the determination of storage and viscous moduli of the oxidised samples showed that they had formed true hydrogels. Two freezing methods for the hydrogels, conventional freezing and ice crystal templating, were investigated for aerogel production, the ice crystal templated products especially were mechanically strong in compression test against the ice crystals' growth direction...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821092/the-effect-of-temperature-on-the-colligative-properties-of-food-grade-konjac-gum-in-water-solutions
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Joanna Kruk, Kacper Kaczmarczyk, Anna Ptaszek, Urszula Goik, Paweł Ptaszek
This research paper presents the results of tests on the colligative properties of konjac gum chains in water solutions. For this purpose, the measurements of osmotic pressure and intrinsic viscosity of aqueous solutions, in the function of konjac gum concentration and temperature were carried out. The applied methods allowed for the determination of the second osmotic virial coefficients B2, which raised with the increase of temperature. It indicate that increase of temperature causes higher affinity of polysaccharide's chains to water...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821076/confirmation-and-measurement-of-hydrophobic-interaction-in-sol-gel-system-of-konjac-glucomannan-with-different-degree-of-deacetylation
#9
Chen Xin, Jian Chen, Hongshan Liang, Jiawei Wan, Jing Li, Bin Li
Fluorescence measurement was used as a tool to study the hydrophobic interaction in sol-gel system of konjac glucomannan (KGM) with different degree of deacetylation (DD). In the concentration from 0 to 10g/L, I1/I3 ratio of native KGM declined from 1.75 to 1.25. Before and after heating, the critical associating concentration of the native KGM was 0.60g/L and 0.95g/L respectively, but this value of deacetylated KGM (DD=32.58%) was 0.58g/L and 0.45g/L respectively. The addition of Na2SO4 and NaSCN exhibited more significant influence on deacetylated KGM compared with native KGM...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772883/high-strength-konjac-glucomannan-silver-nanowires-composite-films-with-antibacterial-properties
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Jia Lei, Lei Zhou, Yongjian Tang, Yong Luo, Tao Duan, Wenkun Zhu
Robust, high-strength and environmentally friendly antibacterial composite films were prepared by simply blending konjac glucomannan (KGM) and silver nanowires (Ag NWs) in an aqueous system. The samples were then characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermal gravimetric analysis, mechanical property tests, Fourier transform infrared spectra (FT-IR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and antimicrobial tests. The results showed that there was a high ratio of Ag NWs uniformly distributed in the composite films, which was vital for mechanical reinforcement and stable antibacterial properties...
May 12, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739406/structural-characterization-and-properties-of-konjac-glucomannan-and-zein-blend-films
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Kai Wang, Kao Wu, Man Xiao, Ying Kuang, Harold Corke, Xuewen Ni, Fatang Jiang
A series of konjac glucomannan (KGM)/zein blend films were successfully prepared with zein in proportions 0-30%. The hydrophobicity of blend films were significantly stronger than pure KGM film, indicated by increased contact angle, swelling and solubility properties, and moisture absorption. Moreover, other properties including mechanical, thermal, water vapor and oxygen barrier were also found to be increased. FTIR indicated that hydrogen bond interactions and Maillard reaction occurred between KGM and zein molecules, and microstructural observations indicated that the aggregated zein was homogeneously dispersed in the KGM continuous matrix...
December 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712327/genetic-diversity-and-phylogenetic-relationships-of-seven-amorphophallus-species-in-southwestern-china-revealed-by-chloroplast-dna-sequences
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Yong Gao, Si Yin, Huixiao Yang, Lifang Wu, Yuehui Yan
Plants species in the genus Amorphophallus are of great economic importance, as they are the only plants known to produce glucomannan. Although southwestern China has been recognized as one of the origin centres of Amorphophallus, only a few studies assessing its genetic diversity have been reported. To aid in the utilization and conservation of Amorphophallus species, we evaluated the genetic diversity and phylogenetic relationships among seven edible Amorphophallus species using three chloroplast DNA regions (rbcL, trnL and trnK-matK)...
July 15, 2017: Mitochondrial DNA. Part A. DNA Mapping, Sequencing, and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687934/co-administration-of-a-konjac-based-fibre-blend-and-american-ginseng-panax-quinquefolius-l-on-glycaemic-control-and-serum-lipids-in-type-2-diabetes-a-randomized-controlled-cross-over-clinical-trial
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Alexandra L Jenkins, Linda M Morgan, Jacqueline Bishop, Elena Jovanovski, David J A Jenkins, Vladimir Vuksan
PURPOSE: Use of polypharmacy in the treatment of diabetes is the norm; nonetheless, optimal control is often not achieved. Konjac-glucomannan-based fibre blend (KGB) and American ginseng (AG) have individually been shown to improve glycaemia and CVD risk factors in type 2 diabetes. The aim of this study was to determine whether co-administration of KGB and AG could improve diabetes control beyond conventional treatment. METHOD: Thirty-nine participants with type 2 diabetes (6...
July 7, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656314/suppression-of-gastric-cancer-by-extract-from-the-tuber-of-amorphophallus-konjac-via-induction-of-apoptosis-and-autophagy
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Xi Chen, Lin-Qing Yuan, Lin-Jie Li, Yao Lv, Pei-Feng Chen, Lei Pan
The tuber of amorphophallus konjac (TuAK) is an antitumor herb used in traditional Chinese medicine. The present study investigated the inhibitory effect of TuAK against gastric cancer and the underlying mechanisms associated with two programmed cell death pathways, apoptosis and autophagy. TuAK was extracted by organic solvents including ethanol and ligarine. The extract of TuAK, shortened as TuAKe, significantly inhibited the growth of cultured gastric cancer cell lines SGC-7901 and AGS, with IC50 of 35-45 µg/ml...
June 22, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585167/analysis-of-bacterial-communities-in-rhizosphere-soil-of-continuously-cropped-healthy-and-diseased-konjac
#15
Jinping Wu, Zhenbiao Jiao, Jie Zhou, Fengling Guo, Zili Ding, Zhengming Qiu
The bacterial community and diversity in healthy and diseased konjac rhizosphere soils with different ages of continuous cropping were investigated using next-generation sequencing. The results demonstrated that the number of years of continuous cropping significantly altered soil bacterial community and diversity. Soil bacterial Shannon diversity index and Chao 1 index decreased with the increasing cropping years of konjac. After 1 year of cropping, the soil exhibited the highest bacterial relative abundance and diversity...
July 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578975/ph-sensitive-drug-delivery-system-based-on-hydrophobic-modified-konjac-glucomannan
#16
Jinling Luan, Kao Wu, Cao Li, Jia Liu, Xuewen Ni, Man Xiao, Yanglin Xu, Ying Kuang, Fatang Jiang
Amphiphilic aliphatic amines grafted konjac glucomannan (KGM-g-AH8, KGM-g-AH12 and KGM-g-AH18) micelles were prepared via a simple two-step synthesis with Schiff's base as the "switch" to achieve intracellular acid-triggered curcumin release. The KGM-g-AH8 self-assembled into spherical nano-micelles (107.6±11.6nm) in an aqueous medium, and presented high curcumin loading capacity as well as good physical stability in 28 days. The in vitro curcumin release behaviors proved the controlled release property and the endosomal/lysosomal pH response of KGM-g-AH8 micelles...
September 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559619/evaluation-of-different-hydrocolloids-to-improve-dough-rheological-properties-and-bread-quality-of-potato-wheat-flour
#17
Xingli Liu, Taihua Mu, Karim Diego Yamul, Hongnan Sun, Miao Zhang, Jingwang Chen, Marie Laure Fauconnier, Perez Vanina Andrea
The aim of study was to investigate the effect of hydroxylpropylmethylcellulose (HPMC), arabic gum (AG), konjac glucomannan (KG) and apple pectin (AP) at 2% (w/w, potato-wheat flour basis) on the potato-wheat dough (the mass ratio was 1:1) rheological, fermentation and bread making properties. The tan δ of potato-wheat dough was significantly increased upon addition of adding HPMC which was close to wheat dough (0.531). Moreover, dough height during fermentation process was significantly improved on addition of hydrocolloids, with the order of HPMC (23...
May 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469548/effects-of-dietary-fibers-with-high-water-binding-capacity-and-swelling-capacity-on-gastrointestinal-functions-food-intake-and-body-weight-in-male-rats
#18
Chengquan Tan, Hongkui Wei, Xichen Zhao, Chuanhui Xu, Jian Peng
Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of supplementation of dietary soluble fibers with high water-binding capacity (WBC) and swelling capacity (SC) on gastrointestinal tract mass, physicochemical properties of digesta, gastrointestinal mean retention time (MRT), body weight, and food intake in male rats. Methods: Thirty-two male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomized to four equal groups and fed the control diet or diet containing 2% konjac flour (KF), pregelatinized waxy maize starch plus guar gum (PWMS+GG), andPWMS plus xanthan gum (PWMS+XG) for three weeks...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462052/cloning-and-evaluation-of-reference-genes-for-quantitative-real-time-pcr-analysis-in-amorphophallus
#19
Kai Wang, Yi Niu, Qijun Wang, Haili Liu, Yi Jin, Shenglin Zhang
Quantitative real-time reverse transcription PCR (RT-qPCR) has been widely used in the detection and quantification of gene expression levels because of its high accuracy, sensitivity, and reproducibility as well as its large dynamic range. However, the reliability and accuracy of RT-qPCR depends on accurate transcript normalization using stably expressed reference genes. Amorphophallus is a perennial plant with a high content of konjac glucomannan (KGM) in its corm. This crop has been used as a food source and as a traditional medicine for thousands of years...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460917/healthy-spanish-salchich%C3%A3-n-enriched-with-encapsulated-n-3-long-chain-fatty-acids-in-konjac-glucomannan-matrix
#20
Jose M Lorenzo, Paulo Eduardo Sichetti Munekata, Mirian Pateiro, Paulo Cezar Bastianello Campagnol, Ruben Domínguez
Reduction of fat content and improving fatty acid composition were the strategies used to reformulate Spanish salchichón with better lipid content by partial substitution of pork backfat by microencapsulated fish oil in konjac glucomannan matrix. For the present study, four different batches were manufactured: control (CO) with 100% of pork backfat and ME25, ME50 and ME75 where the pork backfat was replaced with 25, 50 and 75% by microencapsulated fish oil, respectively. The fat replacement by microencapsulated fish oil was accompanied by a decrease (P<0...
November 2016: Food Research International
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