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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550815/selection-for-intramuscular-fat-and-lean-meat-yield-will-improve-the-bloomed-colour-of-australian-lamb-loin-meat
#1
H B Calnan, R H Jacob, D W Pethick, G E Gardner
The colour of bloomed m. longissimus was measured 24h post slaughter for 8165 lamb carcasses produced over 5years across 8 sites in Australia. Intramuscular fat across a 2 to 8% range and shortloin fat weight were positively associated with meat lightness (L*), redness (a*), yellowness (b*), hue and chroma (P<0.01). Shortloin muscle weight was negatively associated with these meat colour parameters (P<0.01), although this was largely accounted for by correlated changes in intramuscular fat (P<0.01)...
May 2, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550811/influence-of-solids-residence-time-and-carbon-storage-on-nitrogen-and-phosphorus-recovery-by-microalgae-across-diel-cycles
#2
D A Gardner-Dale, I M Bradley, J S Guest
Microalgal treatment systems could advance nutrient recovery from wastewater by achieving effluent nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) levels below the current limit of technology, but their successful implementation requires an understanding of how design decisions influence nutrient uptake over daily (i.e., diel) cycles. This work demonstrates the ability to influence microalgal N:P recovery ratio via solids residence time (SRT) while maintaining complete nutrient removal across day/night cycles through carbon storage and mobilization...
May 18, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550768/photochemical-studies-of-cis-ru-bpy-2-4-bzpy-co-pf6-2-and-cis-ru-bpy-2-4-bzpy-cl-pf6-blue-light-induced-nucleobase-binding
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Aurideia P de Sousa, Edinilton M Carvalho, Javier Ellena, Eduardo H S Sousa, Jackson R de Sousa, Luiz G F Lopes, Peter C Ford, Alda K M Holanda
The ruthenium(II) compounds cis-[Ru(bpy)2(4-bzpy)(CO)](PF6)2 (I) and cis-[Ru(bpy)2(4-bzpy)(Cl)](PF6) (II) (4-bzpy=4-benzoylpyridine, bpy=2,2'-bipyridine) were synthesized and characterized by spectroscopic and electrochemical techniques. The crystal structure of II was determined by X-ray diffraction. The photochemical behavior of I in aqueous solution shows that irradiation with ultraviolet light (365nm) releases both CO and 4-bzpy leading to the formation of the cis-[Ru(bpy)2(H2O)2](2+) ion as identified by NMR and electronic spectroscopy...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550599/rare-earth-elements-in-street-dust-and-associated-health-risk-in-a-municipal-industrial-base-of-central-china
#4
Guangyi Sun, Zhonggen Li, Ting Liu, Ji Chen, Tingting Wu, Xinbin Feng
The content levels, distribution characteristics, and health risks associated with 15 rare earth elements (REEs) in urban street dust from an industrial city, Zhuzhou, in central China were investigated. The total REE content (∑REE) ranged from 66.1 to 237.4 mg kg(-1), with an average of 115.9 mg kg(-1), which is lower than that of Chinese background soil and Yangtze river sediment. Average content of the individual REE in street dust decreased in the order Ce > La > Nd > Y > Pr > Sm > Gd > Dy > Er > Yb > Eu > Ho > Tb > Tm > Lu...
May 26, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550516/mapping-the-spatio-temporal-distribution-of-key-vegetation-cover-properties-in-lowland-river-reaches-using-digital-photography
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Veerle Verschoren, Jonas Schoelynck, Kerst Buis, Fleur Visser, Patrick Meire, Stijn Temmerman
The presence of vegetation in stream ecosystems is highly dynamic in both space and time. A digital photography technique is developed to map aquatic vegetation cover at species level, which has a very high spatial and a flexible temporal resolution. A digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera mounted on a handheld telescopic pole is used. The low-altitude (5 m) orthogonal aerial images have a low spectral resolution (red-green-blue), high spatial resolution (∼1.9 pixels cm(-2), ∼1.3 cm length) and flexible temporal resolution (monthly)...
June 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550478/olfactory-impairment-in-parkinson-s-disease-is-a-consequence-of-central-nervous-system-decline
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Emilia Iannilli, Lars Stephan, Thomas Hummel, Heinz Reichmann, Antje Haehner
Early diagnosis and timely treatment of Parkinson's disease are essential factors to provide these patients with a longer period of a better quality of life. Olfactory loss is among the first non-motor symptoms of the disease; however, in light of the many causes of smell loss, it is a very unspecific biomarker and should only be used as part of a diagnostic test battery. In this study, we investigated the olfactory response in 71 subjects, consisting of Parkinson's disease patients, hyposmic and anosmic patients of other causes, and normosmic individuals searching for sensitive, distinct biomarkers for which we used scalp event-related 64-channel electroencephalography and psychophysical tests...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550407/enhanced-antimicrobial-and-anticancer-properties-of-zno-and-tio2-nanocomposites
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C H Shilpa Chakra, V Rajendar, K Venkateswara Rao, Mirgender Kumar
The study describes the antibacterial and anticancer activities of a nanocomposite prepared by mixing zinc oxide and titanium dioxide nanoparticles. The particle mixtures were analyzed by X-ray diffraction, Field emission scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and dynamic light scattering techniques. Thus, analyzed samples were subject to disc diffusion method at various concentrations to analyze their antibacterial activities against two Gram-positive and two Gram-negative bacteria...
June 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550364/new-light-on-an-old-vitamin-the-role-of-the-sunshine-vitamin-d-in-chronic-disease
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EDITORIAL
Giovanna Muscogiuri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 26, 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550302/antigenicity-of-bovine-pericardium-determined-by-a-novel-immunoproteomic-approach
#9
Katherine V Gates, Ailsa J Dalgliesh, Leigh G Griffiths
Despite bovine pericardium (BP) being the primary biomaterial used in heart valve bioprostheses, recipient graft-specific immune responses remain a significant cause of graft failure. Consequently, tissue antigenicity remains the principal barrier for expanding use of such biomaterials in clinical practice. We hypothesize that our understanding of BP antigenicity can be improved by application of a combined affinity chromatography shotgun immunoproteomic approach to identify antigens that have previously been overlooked...
May 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550253/is-sleep-disruption-a-risk-factor-for-alzheimer-s-disease
#10
Arthur Cassa Macedo, Sara Balouch, Naji Tabet
Sleep disturbances are routinely encountered in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and affect about 25-40% of patients in the mild-to-moderate stages of the disease. In many, sleep pathology may represent a symptom of the underlying neurodegeneration. However, a history of sleep disruption occurring years prior to onset of cognitive symptoms could represent a potential risk factor for AD. The aim of the present narrative review was to evaluate current evidence linking sleep disturbances with AD development and to understand the mechanisms that may contribute to this...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550242/impact-of-groin-flap-ischemia-reperfusion-on-red-blood-cell-micro-rheological-parameters-in-a-follow-up-study-on-rats
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Zsuzsanna Magyar, Abel Molnar, David Belkin Nachmias, Din Mann, Viktoria Sogor, Anita Mester, Katalin Peto, Norbert Nemeth
BACKGROUND: Flap hypoperfusion or ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) may occur during preparation-transposition procedures and by postoperative thrombotic complications. Behind the microcirculatory disturbances micro-rheological alterations are also supposed. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the groin flap I/R with following-up micro-rheological parameters. METHODS: Anesthetized rats were subjected to Control or I/R groups. Groin flaps were prepared bilaterally, pedicled on the superficial epigastric vessels...
May 24, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550188/recommendations-for-splenectomy-in-hereditary-hemolytic-anemias
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Achille Iolascon, Immacolata Andolfo, Wilma Barcellini, Francesco Corcione, Loïc Garçon, Lucia De Franceschi, Claudio Pignata, Giovanna Graziadei, Dagmar Pospisilova, David C Rees, Mariane de Montalembert, Stefano Rivella, Antonella Gambale, Roberta Russo, Leticia Ribeiro, Jules Vives-Corrons, Patricia Aguilar-Martinez, Antonis Kattamis, Beatrice Gulbis, Maria Domenica Cappellini, Irene Roberts, Hannah Tamary
Hereditary hemolytic anemias are a group of disorders including red cell membrane defects, red blood cells enzyme disorders, congenital dyserythropoietic anemias, thalassemia syndromes and haemoglobinopathies. As damaged red blood cells passing through the spleen red pulp are efficiently removed by splenic macrophages, splenectomy is one possible therapeutic approach to the management of severely affected patients. However, except for hereditary spherocytosis for which the effectiveness of splenectomy has been well documented, the efficacy of splenectomy in other anemias within this group has yet to be determined and there are concerns regarding short- and long-term infectious and thrombotic complications...
May 26, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550150/cellulose-synthesis-and-cell-expansion-are-regulated-by-different-mechanisms-in-growing-arabidopsis-hypocotyls
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Alexander A Ivakov, Anna Flis, Federico Apelt, Maximilian Fuenfgeld, Ulrike Scherer, Mark Stitt, Friedrich Kragler, Kris Vissenberg, Staffan Persson, Dmitry Suslov
Plant growth is sustained by two complementary processes - biomass biosynthesis and cell expansion. The cell wall is crucial to both as it forms the majority of biomass, while its extensibility limits cell expansion. Cellulose is a major component of the cell wall and cellulose synthesis is pivotal to plant cell growth and its regulation is poorly understood. Using periodic diurnal variation in Arabidopsis thaliana hypocotyl growth, we found that cellulose synthesis and cell expansion can be uncoupled and are regulated by different mechanisms...
May 26, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550110/trpm8-inhibits-endothelial-cell-migration-via-a-non-channel-function-by-trapping-the-small-gtpase-rap1
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Tullio Genova, Guillaume P Grolez, Chiara Camillo, Michela Bernardini, Alexandre Bokhobza, Elodie Richard, Marco Scianna, Loic Lemonnier, Donatella Valdembri, Luca Munaron, Mark R Philips, Virginie Mattot, Guido Serini, Natalia Prevarskaya, Dimitra Gkika, Alessandra Fiorio Pla
Endothelial cell adhesion and migration are critical steps of the angiogenic process, whose dysfunction is associated with tumor growth and metastasis. The TRPM8 channel has recently been proposed to play a protective role in prostate cancer by impairing cell motility. However, the mechanisms by which it could influence vascular behavior are unknown. Here, we reveal a novel non-channel function for TRPM8 that unexpectedly acts as a Rap1 GTPase inhibitor, thereby inhibiting endothelial cell motility, independently of pore function...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550043/al-amyloidosis-patients-with-low-amyloidogenic-free-light-chain-levels-at-first-diagnosis-have-an-excellent-prognosis
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Tobias Dittrich, Tilmann Bochtler, Christoph Kimmich, Natalia Becker, Anna Jauch, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Anthony D Ho, Ute Hegenbart, Stefan O Schönland
The difference between involved minus uninvolved serum free light chains (dFLC) has been established as invaluable hematologic parameter in systemic light chain amyloidosis (AL). However, patients with initial dFLC below 50mg/L are currently deemed not evaluable for response to therapy. Therefore, we aimed to characterize this subgroup and to define novel hematologic response parameters. We retrospectively analyzed 783 AL patients newly diagnosed at our center between 2002 and 2016. Patients with dFLC<50 showed a smaller bone marrow plasmacytosis (7% vs...
May 26, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550039/a-phase-1-2-study-of-the-oral-proteasome-inhibitor-ixazomib-in-relapsed-or-refractory-light-chain-al-amyloidosis
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Vaishali Sanchorawala, Giovanni Palladini, Vishal Kukreti, Jeffrey A Zonder, Adam D Cohen, David C Seldin, Angela Dispenzieri, Arnaud Jaccard, Stefan O Schönland, Deborah Berg, Huyuan Yang, Neeraj Gupta, Ai-Min Hui, Raymond L Comenzo, Giampaolo Merlini
This phase 1/2 study assessed the safety, tolerability, and preliminary efficacy of the oral proteasome inhibitor (PI) ixazomib in patients with relapsed/refractory AL amyloidosis (RRAL). Ixazomib was administered to adult patients with RRAL after ≥1 prior line of therapy (including bortezomib) on days 1, 8, and 15 of 28-day cycles, for up to 12 cycles. Patients with less than partial response after 3 cycles received oral dexamethasone (40 mg, days 1-4) from cycle 4. A 3+3 dose-escalation phase was followed by 2 expansion cohorts (PI-naïve and PI-exposed patients) at the maximum tolerated dose (MTD)...
May 26, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549966/lentivirus-mediated-inhibition-of-aqp4-accelerates-motor-function-recovery-associated-with-ngf-in-spinal-cord-contusion-rats
#17
Jianmin Chen, Xi Zeng, Shengnan Li, Zhanqiong Zhong, Xi Hu, Hongyu Xiang, Ying Rao, Lixin Zhang, Xiuya Zhou, Qingjie Xia, Tinghua Wang, Xiao Zhang
Aquaporin-4 (AQP4) is a water channel protein in spinal cord and plays a critical role in the pathophysiological process of spinal cord injury (SCI). However, little is known about the molecular mechanism of AQP4 involved in SCI. The present study was performed to investigate the possible molecules regulated by AQP4 after SCI by use of lentiviral-mediated RNA interference (RNAi). First, the motor function was evaluated by Basso, Beattie, Bresnahan (BBB) scale and the expression of AQP4 was measured by western blot, immunohistochemical staining and immunofluorescence in rats after contusion spinal cord injury (cSCI)...
May 23, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549941/dietary-zinc-deficiency-reduced-growth-performance-intestinal-immune-and-physical-barrier-functions-related-to-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-tor-nrf2-jnk-and-mlck-signaling-pathway-of-young-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
#18
Zheng-Xing Song, Wei-Dan Jiang, Yang Liu, Pei Wu, Jun Jiang, Xiao-Qiu Zhou, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wu-Neng Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Lin Feng
Our study investigated the effects of dietary zinc (Zn) deficiency on growth performance, intestinal immune and physical barrier functions of young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). A total of 630 grass carp (244.14 ± 0.40 g) were fed graded levels of zinc lactate (10.71, 30.21, 49.84, 72.31, 92.56, 110.78 mg Zn/kg diet) and one zinc sulfate group (56.9 mg Zn/kg diet) for 60 days. At the end of the feeding trial, fish were challenged with Aeromonas hydrophila for 14 days. These results indicated that compared with optimal dietary Zn level, dietary Zn deficiency (10...
May 23, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549907/transformation-of-bcs-class-i-and-iii-drugs-into-ionic-liquids-and-lipophilic-salts-for-enhanced-developability-using-lipid-formulations
#19
Hywel D Williams, Leigh Ford, Shea Lim, Sifei Han, John Baumann, Hannah Sullivan, David Vodak, Annabel Igonin, Hassan Benameur, Colin W Pouton, Peter J Scammells, Christopher J H Porter
Higher lipid solubility of lipophilic salt forms creates new product development opportunities for high-dose liquid-filled capsules. The purpose of this study was to determine if lipophilic salts of BCS Class I amlodipine and BCS Class III fexofenadine, ranitidine and metformin were better lipid formulation candidates than existing commercial salts. Lipophilic salts were prepared from lipophilic anions and commercial HCl or besylate salt forms, as verified by (1)H NMR. Thermal properties were assessed by DSC and hot-stage microscopy...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549893/anesthetic-neurotoxicity-in-congenital-hand-surgery-an-overview-of-the-evidence-and-advice-for-counseling-parents
#20
REVIEW
Michael S Gart, Santhanam Suresh, Joshua M Adkinson
Millions of children undergo general anesthesia for surgical procedures each year, the implications of which are not fully understood. Animal models demonstrate neurotoxicity and long-term cognitive impairment following exposure to common general anesthetic agents. However, it is unclear if human brains are affected in a similar fashion and what-if any-the implications on cognitive development may be. Furthermore, it is not known if these effects are additive and if they can be avoided by delaying reconstruction...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
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