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Weizheng Wang, Feng Chen, Yaqi Wang, Lina Wang, Haiyan Fu, Fuping Zheng, Lance Beecher
Reducing sugars have strong reactivity with 1-phenyl-3-methyl-5-pyrazolone (PMP) to form the sugar-PMP derivatives, which can be more accurately analyzed by HPLC-UV at 248 nm. Glucose and glucosamine reacted with the PMP based on the response surface methodology within a range of temperature between 60 °C and 80 °C, and time between 60 and 180 min. The optimal conditions for the glucose-PMP and glucosamine-PMP reactions were obtained at 71 °C for 129 min, and 73 °C for 96 min, respectively...
July 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
Xiaochi Xu, Connor Mack, Zachary J Cleland, Chaitanya Krishna Prasad Vallabh, Vivek S Dave, Cetin Cetinkaya
Currently, the compressed tablet and its oral administration is the most popular drug delivery modality in medicine. The accurate porosity and tensile strength characterization of a tablet design is vital for predicting its performance such as disintegration, dissolution, and drug-release efficiency upon administration as well as ensuring its mechanical integrity. In current work, a non-destructive contact ultrasonic approach and an associated testing procedure are presented and employed to quantify and relate the acoustically extracted mechanical properties of pharmaceutical compacts to direct porosity and tensile strength measurements...
March 10, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
Jie Zhang, Wenming Zong, Wei Hong, Zhong-Tian Zhang, Yi Wang
Although CRISPR-Cas9/Cpf1 have been employed as powerful genome engineering tools, heterologous CRISPR-Cas9/Cpf1 are often difficult to introduce into bacteria and archaea due to their severe toxicity. Since most prokaryotes harbor native CRISPR-Cas systems, genome engineering can be achieved by harnessing these endogenous immune systems. Here, we report the exploitation of Type I-B CRISPR-Cas of Clostridium tyrobutyricum for genome engineering. In silico CRISPR array analysis and plasmid interference assay revealed that TCA or TCG at the 5'-end of the protospacer was the functional protospacer adjacent motif (PAM) for CRISPR targeting...
March 9, 2018: Metabolic Engineering
Ariel S Oliveira, Drauzio E N Rangel
Little is known about the phenotypic effects of hypoxia and transient anoxia on the virulence of an entomopathogenic fungus. Conidia of Metarhizium robertsii were produced on: 1) potato dextrose agar medium (PDA) under normoxia; 2) PDA medium under continuous hypoxia; 3) PDA medium under transient anoxia; and 4) minimal medium with lactose (MML) under normoxia. Conidia produced under transient anoxia and produced on MML were the most virulent to Tenebrio molitor. Conidia produced under normoxia and hypoxia were the least virulent...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
Gianfranco Picone, Martina Zappaterra, Diana Luise, Alessia Trimigno, Francesco Capozzi, Vincenzo Motta, Roberta Davoli, Leonardo Nanni Costa, Paolo Bosi, Paolo Trevisi
Background: Colostrum is the first secretion produced by mammary glands during the hours immediately preceding and succeeding parturition. This secretion differs from milk and represents an essential vehicle of passive immunity, prebiotic compounds and growth factors involved in intestinal development. Most of the literature concerning colostrum composition refers mainly to human and cow; and little is known about pig colostrum metabolome and how it varies between pig breeds and different farrowing parity...
2018: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
M Miyaji, K Nonaka
We evaluated the effects of different methods of conserving the total mixed ration (TMR) and processing hulled rice (Oryza sativa L.) on intake, digestion, ruminal fermentation, lactation performance, and nitrogen utilization in dairy cows. Eight multiparous Holstein cows (126 ± 19 d in milk) were used in a replicated 4 × 4 Latin square design with a 2 × 2 factorial arrangement of dietary treatments. The experimental diets used fresh TMR and ensiled TMR containing either dry-rolled (DR) hulled rice or steam-flaked (SF) hulled rice...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
M T Harper, A Melgar, J Oh, K Nedelkov, G Sanchez, G W Roth, A N Hristov
Brown midrib brachytic dwarf pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) forage harvested at the flag leaf visible stage and subsequently ensiled was investigated as a partial replacement of corn silage in the diet of high-producing dairy cows. Seventeen lactating Holstein cows were fed 2 diets in a crossover design experiment with 2 periods of 28 d each. Both diets had forage:concentrate ratios of 60:40. The control diet (CSD) was based on corn silage and alfalfa haylage, and in the treatment diet, 20% of the corn silage dry matter (corresponding to 10% of the dietary dry matter) was replaced with pearl millet silage (PMD)...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
Kerry R Belton, Yuan Tian, Limin Zhang, Mallappa Anitha, Philip B Smith, Gary H Perdew, Andrew D Patterson
The liver and the mammary gland have complementary metabolic roles during lactation. Substrates (e.g., glucose and amino acids) synthesized by the liver are released into the circulation and are taken up by the mammary gland for milk production (e.g., lactose and the glycerol backbone of milk triglycerides). The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) has been identified as a lactation regulator in mice, and its activation has been associated with myriad morphological, molecular, and functional defects such as stunted gland development, decreased milk production, and changes in gene expression...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Proteome Research
M P Serrano, P Gambín, T Landete-Castillejos, A García, J Cappelli, F J Pérez-Barbería, J A Gómez, L Gallego
This study describes the effects of Mn supplementation of 20 late-gestating and lactating Iberian red deer (Cervuselaphushispanicus) females (hinds) fed a balanced diet on milk production and milk composition over the lactation period. Body weight of their calves at birth and at weaning was also evaluated. In addition, the effect of lactation stage was studied. For these purposes, 2 groups of hinds, one composed by 12 individuals (experimental) and the other by 8 individuals (control) were compared. Experimental hinds were s...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Animal Science
Hyo-Jung Lee, Hong-Goo Lee, Yong-Bin Kwon, Ju-Young Kim, Yun-Seok Rhee, Jinmann Chon, Eun-Soek Park, Dong-Wook Kim, Chun-Woong Park
In this study, we prepared carrier-based formulations for dry powder inhalers by mixing bosentan microparticles with carrier, prepared in three separate types of lactose. Spray-dried, milled and sieved lactose resulted in formulations with various shapes, surface morphology and particle size distributions. In the spray-dried lactose, the micronized bosentan particles were trapped and strongly interlocked in the rugged surface of spray-dried lactose, whereas in the milled and sieved lactose they exhibited lower binding affinity onto the smooth surface of carrier...
March 3, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Sokratis Stergiadis, Deborah N Hynes, Anna L Thomson, Kirsty E Kliem, Carolina G B Berlitz, Mevlüt Günal, Tianhai Yan
BACKGROUND: Including forage legumes in dairy systems can help address increasing environmental/economic concerns about perennial ryegrass monoculture pastures. This work investigated the effect of substituting fresh-cut grass with increasing quantities of fresh-cut white clover (WC) on milk fatty acid (FA) profile and transfer efficiency of dietary linoleic (LA) and α-linolenic (ALNA) acids to milk fat. Three groups of three crossbred dairy cows were used in a 3×3 cross-over design...
March 6, 2018: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
Xin Zhao, Michael G Gänzle
Lactobacilli derive metabolic energy mainly from carbohydrate fermentation. Homofermentative and heterofermentative lactobacilli exhibit characteristic differences in carbohydrate transport and regulation of metabolism, however, enzymes for carbohydrate transport in heterofermentative lactobacilli are poorly characterized. This study aimed to identify carbohydrate active enzymes in the L. reuteri strains LTH2584, LTH5448, TMW1.656, TMW1.112, 100-23, mlc3, and lpuph by phenotypic analysis and comparative genomics...
February 27, 2018: International Journal of Food Microbiology
Anat Yerushalmy-Feler, Hagai Soback, Ronit Lubetzky, Amir Ben-Tov, Margalit Dali-Levy, Tut Galai, Shlomi Cohen
AIM: This study described outcomes following treatment for lactose intolerance, which is common in children. METHODS: The medical records of children aged 6-18 years who underwent lactose hydrogen breath testing at Dana-Dwek Children's Hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel, from August 2012-August 2014 were analysed. We compared 154 children with gastrointestinal symptoms and positive lactose hydrogen breath tests to 49 children with negative test results. RESULTS: Of the 154 children in the study group, 89 (57...
March 5, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
O K Spaans, K A Macdonald, J A S Lancaster, A M Bryant, J R Roche
Economic optimum stocking rates for grazing dairy systems have been defined by accounting for the pasture production potential of the farm [t of dry matter (DM)/ha], the amount of feed imported from outside the farm (t of DM/ha), and the size of the cow (kg). These variables were combined into the comparative stocking rate [CSR; kg of body weight (BW)/t of feed DM available] measure. However, CSR assumes no effect of cow genetics beyond BW, and there is increasing evidence of within-breed differences in residual feed intake and between-breed differences in the gross efficiency with which cows use metabolizable energy for milk production...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
Tomasz Czaja, Maria Baranowska, Sylwester Mazurek, Roman Szostak
FT-Raman quantitative analysis of nutritional parameters of yoghurts was performed with the help of partial least squares models. The relative standard errors of prediction for fat, lactose and protein determination in the quantified commercial samples equalled to 3.9, 3.2 and 3.6%, respectively. Models based on attenuated total reflectance spectra of the liquid yoghurt samples and of dried yoghurt films collected with the single reflection diamond accessory showed relative standard errors of prediction values of 1...
February 22, 2018: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
Jodi Kraus, Rupal Gupta, Manman Lu, Jenna B Yehl, David A Case, Angela M Gronenborn, Mikael Akke, Tatyana Polenova
Magic angle spinning NMR spectroscopy is uniquely suited to probe the structure and dynamics of insoluble proteins and protein assemblies at atomic resolution, with NMR chemical shifts containing rich information about biomolecular structure. Access to this information, however, is problematic since accurate quantum mechanical calculation of chemical shifts in proteins remains challenging, particularly for15 NH . Here we report on isotropic chemical shift predictions for the carbohydrate recognition domain of microcrystalline galectin-3, obtained from using hybrid quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics (QM/MM) calculations, implemented using an automated fragmentation approach, and using very high resolution (0...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
Szilvia Kusza, Ludovic Toma Cziszter, Daniela Elena Ilie, Maria Sauer, Ioan Padeanu, Dinu Gavojdian
Using a novel and fast genotyping method called Kompetitive Allele Specific PCR (KASP™), we carried out a pilot study on 48 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) belonging to 40 genes in French Alpine ( n  = 24) and Saanen ( n  = 25) goats reared in Romania. Furthermore, the associations of the 13 polymorphic genetic variants with milk production and composition were investigated. Thirty-five SNPs did not show polymorphism in the studied populations. Polymorphic SNPs were detected in the following genes: CAST, CLEC4E, DES, GHRHR, HSP90AA1, IL15RA, IL1RN, IL8, MITF, PPRC1, SOCS3, TNF and TNFSF13 ...
2018: PeerJ
Bernice Mei Jin Tan, Lai Wah Chan, Paul Wan Sia Heng
Surface roughness is well recognized as a critical physical property of particulate systems, particularly in relation to adhesion, friction and flow. An example is the surface property of carrier particles in carrier-based dry powder inhaler (DPI) formulations. The numerical characterization of roughness remains rather unsatisfactory due to the lack of spatial (or length scale) information about surface features when a common amplitude parameter such as average roughness (Ra ) is used. An analysis of the roughness of lactose carrier particles at three different length scales, designed for specificity to the study of interactive mixtures in DPI, was explored in this study...
February 28, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
Georgios K Eleftheriadis, Melpomeni Akrivou, Nikolaos Bouropoulos, John Tsibouklis, Ioannis S Vizirianakis, Dimitrios G Fatouros
Towards engineering approaches that are designed to optimize the particle size, morphology and mucoadhesion behavior of the particulate component of inhaler formulations, this paper presents the preparation, physicochemical characterization and preliminary in vitro evaluation of multicomponent polymer-lipid systems that are based on "spray-drying engineered" α-lactose monohydrate microparticles. The formulations combine an active (budesonide) with a lung surfactant (dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine) and with materials that are known for their desirable effects on morphology (polyvinyl-alcohol), aerosolization (L-leucine) and mucoadhesion (chitosan)...
February 27, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
Noriko A Cassman, Késia S Lourenço, Janaína B do Carmo, Heitor Cantarella, Eiko E Kuramae
Background: The production of 1 L of ethanol from sugarcane generates up to 12 L of vinasse, which is a liquid waste containing an as-yet uncharacterized microbial assemblage. Most vinasse is destined for use as a fertilizer on the sugarcane fields because of the high organic and K content; however, increased N2 O emissions have been observed when vinasse is co-applied with inorganic N fertilizers. Here we aimed to characterize the microbial assemblage of vinasse to determine the gene potential of vinasse microbes for contributing to negative environmental effects during fertirrigation and/or to the obstruction of bioethanol fermentation...
2018: Biotechnology for Biofuels
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