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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333957/immune-response-of-rats-vaccinated-orally-with-various-plant-expressed-recombinant-cysteine-proteinase-constructs-when-challenged-with-fasciola-hepatica-metacercariae
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Malgorzata Kesik-Brodacka, Agnieszka Lipiec, Monika Kozak Ljunggren, Luiza Jedlina, Katarzyna Miedzinska, Magdalena Mikolajczak, Andrzej Plucienniczak, Andrzej B Legocki, Halina Wedrychowicz
BACKGROUND: Cysteine proteinases of Fasciola hepatica are important candidates for vaccine antigens because of their role in fluke biology and host-parasite relationships. In our previous experiments, we found that a recombinant cysteine proteinase cloned from adult F. hepatica (CPFhW) can protect rats against liver fluke infections when it is administered intramuscularly or intranasally in the form of cDNA. We also observed considerable protection upon challenge following mucosal vaccination with inclusion bodies containing recombinant CPFhW produced in Escherichia coli...
March 23, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333130/age-of-complementary-foods-introduction-and-risk-of-anemia-in-children-aged-4-6-years-a-prospective-birth-cohort-in-china
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Fenglei Wang, Huijuan Liu, Yi Wan, Jing Li, Yu Chen, Jusheng Zheng, Tao Huang, Duo Li
Age of complementary foods introduction is associated with childhood anemia, but the ideal age for the introduction of complementary foods to infants is a continuing topic of debate. We examined the longitudinal association between complementary foods introduction age and risk of anemia in 18,446 children from the Jiaxing Birth Cohort, who had detailed complementary feeding records at 3 and 6 months of age and had hemoglobin concentrations measured at 4-6 years. Early introduction of complementary foods at 3-6 months of age was significantly associated with a higher risk of anemia (odds ratio = 1...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333109/angiotensin-i-converting-enzyme-ace-inhibitory-peptides-from-plants
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Ceren Daskaya-Dikmen, Aysun Yucetepe, Funda Karbancioglu-Guler, Hayrettin Daskaya, Beraat Ozcelik
Hypertension is an important factor in cardiovascular diseases. Angiotensin-I-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors like synthetic drugs are widely used to control hypertension. ACE-inhibitory peptides from food origins could be a good alternative to synthetic drugs. A number of plant-based peptides have been investigated for their potential ACE inhibitor activities by using in vitro and in vivo assays. These plant-based peptides can be obtained by solvent extraction, enzymatic hydrolysis with or without novel food processing methods, and fermentation...
March 23, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330134/phytases-from-enterobacter-and-serratia-species-with-desirable-characteristics-for-food-and-feed-applications
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Harpreet Kaur Kalsi, Rajveer Singh, Harcharan Singh Dhaliwal, Vinod Kumar
Phytases are enzymes of great industrial importance with wide range of applications in animal and human nutrition. These catalyze the hydrolysis of phosphomonoester bonds in phytate, thereby releasing lower forms of myo-inositol phosphates and inorganic phosphate. Addition of phytase to plant-based foods can improve its nutritional value and increase mineral bioavailability by decreasing nutritional effect of phytate. In the present investigation, 43 phytase positive bacteria on PSM plates were isolated from different sources and characterized for phytase activity...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326185/dna-informed-breeding-of-rosaceous-crops-promises-progress-and-prospects
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REVIEW
Cameron P Peace
Crops of the Rosaceae family provide valuable contributions to rural economies and human health and enjoyment. Sustained solutions to production challenges and market demands can be met with genetically improved new cultivars. Traditional rosaceous crop breeding is expensive and time-consuming and would benefit from improvements in efficiency and accuracy. Use of DNA information is becoming conventional in rosaceous crop breeding, contributing to many decisions and operations, but only after past decades of solved challenges and generation of sufficient resources...
2017: Horticulture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322165/anti-inflammatory-and-anti-arthritic-activity-of-different-milk-based-formulation-of-curcumin-in-rat-model
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Sumeet Gupta
Inflammation is the key mediator for arthritis. Plant based products are most useful for treating various disorders, but at the same time drug absorbtion is utmost important for effective therapy. The aim of the study was to find out the therapeutic concern in pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic parameters in an arthritis induced rat model. Carrageenan and complete Freud's adjuvant, both were used for an arthritis induction as an animal model. Five different formulations of curcumin were prepared in single toned milk, double toned milk, full fat milk, full fat milk with ghee and in an aqueous suspension...
March 20, 2017: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319776/removal-of-antimony-iii-and-cadmium-ii-from-aqueous-solution-using-animal-manure-derived-hydrochars-and-pyrochars
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Lanfang Han, Haoran Sun, Kyoung S Ro, Ke Sun, Judy A Libra, Baoshan Xing
In this study, hydrochars and pyrochars prepared from animal manures were characterized and were used to remove Sb (III) and Cd (II) from aqueous solution. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) analysis revealed the interaction between Cd (II) and CO and CO groups within biochars and between Sb (III) and CO, CO and OH groups, respectively. Additionally, the lower absolute value of zeta potential of biochar after loading Sb (III) and Cd (II) suggested the occurrence of surface complexation. Existing primarily in the form of Sb (OH)3, the maximum adsorption capacities (Qmax) for Sb (III) were lower than those for Cd (II)...
March 1, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319645/the-atypical-genesis-and-bioavailability-of-the-plant-based-small-rna-mir2911-bulking-up-while-breaking-down
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Jian Yang, Natee Kongchan, Cecilia Primo Planta, Joel R Neilson, Kendal D Hirschi
SCOPE: The uptake of dietary plant small RNAs (sRNAs) in consumers remains controversial, which is mainly due to low dietary content in combination with poor fractional absorption. MIR2911, among all the plant sRNAs including microRNAs, has been shown to be one of the most robustly absorbed sRNAs. Here we analyze the unusual abundance and unique genesis of MIR2911 during vegetable processing. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using qRT-PCR, the abundance of MIR2911 increased dramatically in macerated tissues while other microRNAs degraded...
March 20, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319109/the-broad-study-a-randomised-controlled-trial-using-a-whole-food-plant-based-diet-in-the-community-for-obesity-ischaemic-heart-disease-or-diabetes
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N Wright, L Wilson, M Smith, B Duncan, P McHugh
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: There is little randomised evidence using a whole food plant-based (WFPB) diet as intervention for elevated body mass index (BMI) or dyslipidaemia. We investigated the effectiveness of a community-based dietary programme. Primary end points: BMI and cholesterol at 6 months (subsequently extended). SUBJECTS: Ages 35-70, from one general practice in Gisborne, New Zealand. Diagnosed with obesity or overweight and at least one of type 2 diabetes, ischaemic heart disease, hypertension or hypercholesterolaemia...
March 20, 2017: Nutrition & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316254/plant-protein-based-feeds-and-commercial-feed-enable-isotopic-tracking-of-aquaculture-emissions-into-marine-macrozoobenthic-bioindicator-species
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Henrik Kusche, Nicola Hillgruber, Yvonne Rößner, Ulfert Focken
Brittle stars (Ophiura spp.) and other benthic macrofauna were collected in a prospective mariculture area in the North Sea to determine if these taxa could be used as indicator species to track nutrients released from future offshore aquaculture sites. We analysed natural carbon and nitrogen stable isotopic signatures in tissues from macrofauna and compared these to six feed ingredients and four experimental diets made thereof, as well as to a commercial feed with and without lipid and carbonate removal. Our data suggest practicability of using isotopic signatures of Ophiura spp...
March 20, 2017: Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315418/importance-of-perceived-naturalness-for-acceptance-of-food-additives-and-cultured-meat
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Michael Siegrist, Bernadette Sütterlin
Four experiments examined some factors influencing the perceived naturalness of food products and their biasing effect on risk perception. The results of Experiment 1a showed that three food additives displaying their respective E-numbers (i.e., codes for food additives in the European Union and Switzerland) decreased perceived naturalness. Experiment 1b demonstrated that mentioning possible health effects decreased the perceived naturalness of a plant-based food additive. This experiment further showed that it would not matter for perceived naturalness whether the food was synthetic or nature-identical...
March 14, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315001/ltb-syn-a-recombinant-immunogen-for-the-development-of-plant-made-vaccines-against-synucleinopathies
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Jaime I Arevalo-Villalobos, Dania O Govea-Alonso, Elizabeth Monreal-Escalante, Sergio Zarazúa, Sergio Rosales-Mendoza
A recombinant antigen targeting α-synuclein was produced in the plant cell rendering an immunogenic protein capable to induce humoral responses in mice upon oral administration. Synucleinopathies are neurodegenerative diseases characterized by the abnormal accumulation of α-synuclein (α-Syn, a 140 amino acid protein that normally plays various neurophysiologic roles) aggregates. Parkinson's disease (PD) is the synucleinopathy with the highest epidemiologic impact and although its etiology remains unknown, α-Syn aggregation during disease progression pointed out α-Syn as target in the development of immunotherapies...
March 17, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302578/effects-of-carbon-sources-and-plant-protein-levels-in-a-biofloc-system-on-growth-performance-and-the-immune-and-antioxidant-status-of-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus
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Abdallah Tageldien Mansour, Maria Ángeles Esteban
The efficacy of different biofloc treatments (BFTs) to compensate for a reduction in dietary protein level under zero-water exchange systems was studied during a 10 weeks experiment, assessing the effect on water quality, growth, immune and antioxidant status of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) fingerlings. Six groups were established and fed the same plant-based feed containing 20 or 30% crude protein: two groups in clear water conditions with no added carbon source, two biofloc groups given a wheat milling by-product (WMB) as additional carbon source and two biofloc groups given rice bran (RB)...
March 14, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302413/characterization-of-daboia-russelii-and-naja-naja-venom-neutralizing-ability-of-an-undocumented-indigenous-medication-in-sri-lanka
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Madhushika M Silva, Sampath S Seneviratne, Devaka K Weerakoon, Charitha L Goonasekara
BACKGROUND: Indigenous medicinal practice in Sri Lanka talks about powerful compounds extracted from native plants for treating venomous snake bites which are hardly documented in literature but are used by the indigenous doctors for thousand years. OBJECTIVE: We screened the neutralizing ability of a herbal preparation practiced in indigenous medicine of Sri Lanka, consisting of Sansevieria cylindrica, Jatropha podagrica and Citrus aurantiifolia, for its ability to neutralize venom toxins of Naja naja (Common Cobra) and Daboia russelii (Russell's viper)...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295270/testing-the-association-of-phenotypes-with-polyploidy-an-example-using-herbaceous-and-woody-eudicots
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Rosana Zenil-Ferguson, José M Ponciano, J Gordon Burleigh
Although numerous studies have surveyed the frequency with which different plant characters are associated with polyploidy, few statistical tools are available to identify the factors that potentially facilitate polyploidy. We describe a new probabilistic model, BiChroM, designed to associate the frequency of polyploidy and chromosomal change with a binary phenotypic character in a phylogeny. BiChroM provides a robust statistical framework for testing differences in rates of polyploidy associated with phenotypic characters along a phylogeny while simultaneously allowing for evolutionary transitions between character states...
March 15, 2017: Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294966/trends-in-determinants-of-hypercholesterolemia-among-chinese-adults-between-2002-and-2012-results-from-thenational-nutrition-survey
#16
Peng-Kun Song, Hong Li, Qing-Qing Man, Shan-Shan Jia, Li-Xiang Li, Jian Zhang
Hypercholesterolemia is a known risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and affects a high proportion of the population. This study aimed to assess and compare the determinants of hypercholesterolemia among Chinese adults aged 18 years and above, from 2002 to 2012. The study used a stratified multistage cluster sampling method to select participants. Sociodemographic and lifestyle information was collected during face-to-face interviews. Dietary intake was calculated by 3-day, 24-h dietary records in combination with weighted edible oil and condiments...
March 15, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291806/effects-of-silicon-on-oryza-sativa-l-seedling-roots-under-simulated-acid-rain-stress
#17
Shuming Ju, Ningning Yin, Liping Wang, Cuiying Zhang, Yukun Wang
Silicon (Si) has an important function in reducing the damage of environmental stress on plants. Acid rain is a serious abiotic stress factor, and Si can alleviate the stress induced by acid rain on plants. Based on these assumptions, we investigated the effects of silicon on the growth, root phenotype, mineral element contents, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and antioxidative enzymes of rice (Oryza sativa L.) seedling roots under simulated acid rain (SAR) stress. The results showed that the combined or single effects of Si and/or SAR on rice roots depend on the concentration of Si and the pH of the SAR...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290475/the-development-of-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-lamp-assays-for-the-rapid-authentication-of-five-forbidden-vegetables-in-strict-vegetarian-diets
#18
Meng-Shiou Lee, Ting-Ying Su, Yi-Yang Lien, Shyang-Chwen Sheu
Plant-based food ingredients such as garlic, Chinese leek, Chinese onion, green onion and onion are widely used in many cuisines around the world. However, these ingredients known as the "five forbidden vegetables" (FFVs) are not allowed in some vegetarian diets. In this study, a loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay was developed for the detection of FFVs using five respective LAMP primer sets. The specific primers targeted the ITS1-5.8S-ITS2 nuclear ribosomal DNA sequence regions among the five vegetables...
March 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290279/storage-related-changes-of-cell-wall-based-dietary-fiber-components-of-broccoli-brassica-oleracea-var-italica-stems
#19
Judith Schäfer, Luisa Stanojlovic, Bernhard Trierweiler, Mirko Bunzel
Storage related changes in the cell wall composition potentially affect the texture of plant-based foods and the physiological effects of cell wall based dietary fiber components. Therefore, a detailed characterization of cell wall polysaccharides and lignins from broccoli stems was performed. Freshly harvested broccoli and broccoli stored at 20°C and 1°C for different periods of time were analyzed. Effects on dietary fiber contents, polysaccharide composition, and on lignin contents/composition were much more pronounced during storage at 20°C than at 1°C...
March 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289385/plant-derived-phytocompound-embelin-in-cns-disorders-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Uday P Kundap, Saatheeyavaane Bhuvanendran, Yatinesh Kumari, Iekhsan Othman, Mohd Farooq Shaikh
A Central nervous system (CNS) disease is the one which affects either the spinal cord or brain and causing neurological or psychiatric complications. During the nineteenth century, modern medicines have occupied the therapy for many ailments and are widely used these days. Herbal medicines have often maintained popularity for historical and cultural reasons and also considered safer as they originate from natural sources. Embelin is a plant-based benzoquinone which is the major active constituent of the fruits of Embelia ribes Burm...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
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