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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155165/bovine-babesiosis-cattle-protected-in-the-field-with-a-frozen-vaccine-containing-babesia-bovis-and-babesia-bigemina-cultured-in-vitro-with-a-serum-free-medium
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Carmen Rojas-Martínez, Roger Iván Rodríguez-Vivas, Julio Vicente Figueroa Millán, Carlos Ramón Bautista-Garfias, Roberto Omar Castañeda-Arriola, José Juan Lira-Amaya, Patricia Vargas Urióstegui, Juan José Ojeda Carrasco, Jesús Antonio Álvarez Martínez
An attenuated live vaccine containing Babesia bovis and B. bigemina cultured in vitro with a serum-free medium was assessed for its clinical protection conferred of naïve cattle, under natural tick-challenge in a high endemicity zone to Babesia spp. Three groups of six animals were treated as follows: group I (GI) received a vaccine derived from parasites cultured with a free-serum medium; group II (GII) were immunized with the standard vaccine, with parasites cultured in a medium supplemented with 40% (v/v) bovine serum; and a control group (GIII) inoculated with non-infected bovine erythrocytes...
November 16, 2017: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149771/hoxc13-and-hsp27-expression-in-skin-and-the-periodic-growth-of-secondary-fiber-follicles-from-longdong-cashmere-goats-raised-in-different-production-systems
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Jiqing Wang, Ping Yu, Haifang Wang, Yanyu He
This experiment was conducted to identify periodic changes in secondary follicles (SFs) over one year of extensive (grazed) and intensive (housed and fed supplement) farming of Longdong cashmere goats. One-year old goats (n = 24, 12 extensively fed and 12 intensively fed) were studied. The diameter, depth, density, activity, and ultra-structural features of SFs were assessed using light microscopy and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). HOXC13 and HSP27 expression were studied using immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence method...
November 17, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147469/non-pharmacologic-interventions-to-improve-sleep-of-medicine-inpatients-a-controlled-study
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Selina Dobing, Anita Dey, Finlay McAlister, Jennifer Ringrose
Background: Sleep quality in hospitalized medicine patients is poor, with environmental factors among the most frequently cited reasons. Objective: We tested the efficacy of a non-pharmacologic intervention on the sleep quality of medicine inpatients. Design/Methods: A controlled study to evaluate our non-pharmacologic multidisciplinary 'TUCK-in' protocol (which includes timed lights-off periods, minimizing night-time noise, distribution of earplugs at bedtime, cued toileting before bedtime, and identification and reduction of modifiable interruptions) was deployed on two of five identical medicine wards...
2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141978/cobalamin-status-from-pregnancy-to-early-childhood-lessons-from-global-experience
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Rima Obeid, Michelle Murphy, Pol Solé-Navais, Chittaranjan Yajnik
Low cobalamin intake and status during pregnancy or lactation have been linked to adverse maternal and perinatal health outcomes, whereas low cobalamin status during early childhood is associated with impaired development in children. Women who begin pregnancy with depleted stores (low or very low plasma cobalamin) will give birth to depleted infants who are likely to develop deficiency symptoms during the first few weeks or months postpartum. Newly ingested cobalamin during pregnancy and lactation (from diet or supplements) is transferred to the child and is not likely to correct cobalamin status in depleted women...
November 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141075/treatment-for-livedoid-vasculopathy-a-systematic-review
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Robert Micieli, Afsaneh Alavi
Importance: Livedoid vasculopathy is a painful, ulcerative condition of the lower extremities for which no established treatment exists. Current treatment paradigms rely on low levels of evidence, primarily case reports and case series. Objective: To systematically review the treatment for livedoid vasculopathy and synthesize the available clinical data. Evidence Review: A systematic review of the literature using Ovid MEDLINE (covering the period January 1, 1946, through June 9, 2017) and Ovid EMBASE (covering January 1, 1947, through June 9, 2017) databases was performed with a broad and inclusive search strategy along with a subsequent search of the references of retrieved articles...
November 15, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136094/effects-of-multidomain-lifestyle-intervention-omega-3-supplementation-or-their-combination-on-physical-activity-levels-in-older-adults-secondary-analysis-of-the-multidomain-alzheimer-preventive-trial-mapt-randomised-controlled-trial
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Philipe de Souto Barreto, Yves Rolland, Matteo Cesari, Charlotte Dupuy, Sandrine Andrieu, Bruno Vellas
Background/objectives: to investigate the effects of a 3-year multidomain lifestyle intervention, omega-3 supplementation or both on physical activity (PA) in older adults with subjective memory complaints. Design/settings/subjects: the Multidomain Alzheimer Preventive Trial was a 3-year randomised controlled trial that enroled 1,680 community-dwelling adults aged 70 years or over, with subjective memory complaints. Participants were randomised to omega-3 supplementation (total daily dose of 800 mg docosahexanoic acid and up to 225 mg eicosapentanoic acid), multidomain intervention (nutritional and exercise counselling and cognitive training), omega-3 plus multidomain intervention or placebo with usual care...
November 10, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131489/evaluation-of-the-serum-zinc-level-in-adult-patients-with-melasma-is-there-a-relationship-with-serum-zinc-deficiency-and-melasma
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Majid Rostami Mogaddam, Nastaran Safavi Ardabili, Manouchehr Iranparvar Alamdari, Nasrollah Maleki, Maryam Aghabalaei Danesh
BACKGROUND: Melasma is a common acquired hypermelanosis of sun-exposed skin, particularly on the face, which presents as symmetric, light- to gray-brown-colored macules and patches. There are several studies of serum zinc levels in cutaneous disorders. So far, no studies have been carried out to assess the serum zinc level in patients with melasma. The aim of this study is to determine the serum zinc level in patients with melasma compared to healthy subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 118 patients with melasma and 118 healthy controls were enrolled in this prospective cross-sectional study...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128218/exposure-to-light-emitting-diodes-may-be-more-damaging-to-the-sensory-properties-of-fat-free-milk-than-exposure-to-fluorescent-light
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Ana C Chang, Robin Dando
Light exposure can damage the sensory properties of milk, leading to adverse consumer responses. This is presumed to be through the action of photosensitive compounds such as riboflavin, present in milk and capable of releasing energy when irradiated, leading to damage of proteins and fats in the milk. Light-emitting diode (LED) lighting is assumed to be less damaging to milk, due to lower inherent power consumption. In this study, fat-free milk was exposed to LED and fluorescent light at 2,000 lx to compare the sensory thresholds of exposure, the flavor profile of milk produced by these exposures, and resultant consumer acceptance of the samples...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119243/retraction-note-to-l-glutamine-supplementation-induces-insulin-resistance-in-adipose-tissue-and-improves-insulin-signalling-in-liver-and-muscle-of-rats-with-diet-induced-obesity
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P O Prada, S M Hirabara, C T de Souza, A A Schenka, H G Zecchin, J Vassallo, L A Velloso, E Carneiro, J B C Carvalheira, R Curi, M J Saad
In light of forensic evidence indicating duplication and/or manipulation of western blot images the Editor-in-Chief is retracting the article cited above.
November 8, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119175/protective-effect-of-selenium-supplementation-following-oxidative-stress-mediated-by-glucose-on-retinal-pigment-epithelium
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Raquel González de Vega, Montserrat García, María Luisa Fernández-Sánchez, Héctor González-Iglesias, Alfredo Sanz-Medel
There are many conditions that affect the retina. However, diabetic retinopathy (RD) as a complication of Diabetes Mellitus continues to be the leading cause of blindness in working people globally. Diabetic retinopathy is an ocular complication of diabetes that is caused by the deterioration of the blood vessels that supply the retina, which has the consequence that the vision deteriorates irreversibly. The retina, and specifically the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is the only neural tissue that is exposed directly and frequently to light, which favors the oxidation of lipids that become extremely toxic to the cells of the retina...
November 9, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118298/more-than-50-years-after-konno-s-development-of-the-endomyocardial-biopsy
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Toshio Nishikawa, Morie Sekiguchi, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda
The endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) method was first developed by Japan's Dr. Souji Konno in 1962. Since then, this technique has been used worldwide in clinical cardiology for the recognition and diagnosis of cardiomyopathies, arrhythmias, and other heart conditions. Many studies relating to the EMB have been published at the global level, including a large review by Cooper, et al.,(1)) wherein a limited selection of Japanese papers were cited despite considerable pioneering work on the EMB having been done in Japan...
November 8, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116537/critical-analysis-of-excessive-utilization-of-crude-protein-in-ruminants-ration-impact-on-environmental-ecosystem-and-opportunities-of-supplementation-of-limiting-amino-acids-a-review
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Imtiaz Hussain Raja Abbasi, Farzana Abbasi, Mohamed E Abd El-Hack, Mervat A Abdel-Latif, Rab N Soomro, Khawar Hayat, Mohamed A E Mohamed, Bello M Bodinga, Junhu Yao, Yangchun Cao
Protein quality plays a key role than quantity in growth, production, and reproduction of ruminants. Application of high concentration of dietary crude protein (CP) did not balance the proportion of these limiting amino acids (AA) at duodenal digesta of high producing dairy cow. Thus, dietary supplementation of rumen-protected AA is recommended to sustain the physiological, productive, and reproductive performance of ruminants. Poor metabolism of high CP diets in rumen excretes excessive nitrogen (N) through urine and feces in the environment...
November 8, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113068/uva-uvb-light-and-methyl-jasmonate-alone-or-combined-redirect-the-biosynthesis-of-glucosinolates-phenolics-carotenoids-and-chlorophylls-in-broccoli-sprouts
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Melissa Moreira-Rodríguez, Vimal Nair, Jorge Benavides, Luis Cisneros-Zevallos, Daniel A Jacobo-Velázquez
Broccoli sprouts contain health-promoting phytochemicals that can be enhanced by applying ultraviolet light (UV) or phytohormones. The separate and combined effects of methyl jasmonate (MJ), UVA, or UVB lights on glucosinolate, phenolic, carotenoid, and chlorophyll profiles were assessed in broccoli sprouts. Seven-day-old broccoli sprouts were exposed to UVA (9.47 W/m²) or UVB (7.16 W/m²) radiation for 120 min alone or in combination with a 25 µM MJ solution, also applied to sprouts without UV supplementation...
November 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110259/antifungal-activity-of-lactobacillus-pentosus-%C3%A5-ock-0979-in-the-presence-of-polyols-and-galactosyl-polyols
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Lidia Lipińska, Robert Klewicki, Michał Sójka, Radosław Bonikowski, Dorota Żyżelewicz, Krzysztof Kołodziejczyk, Elżbieta Klewicka
The antifungal activity of Lactobacillus pentosus ŁOCK 0979 depends both on the culture medium and on the fungal species. In the control medium, the strain exhibited limited antagonistic activity against indicator food-borne molds and yeasts. However, the supplementation of the bacterial culture medium with polyols (erythritol, lactitol, maltitol, mannitol, sorbitol, xylitol) or their galactosyl derivatives (gal-erythritol, gal-sorbitol, gal-xylitol) enhanced the antifungal properties of Lactobacillus pentosus ŁOCK 0979...
November 6, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103394/very-high-expander-processing-of-maize-on-animal-performance-digestibility-and-product-quality-of-finishing-pigs-and-broilers
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R Puntigam, K Schedle, C Schwarz, E Wanzenböck, J Eipper, E-M Lechner, L Yin, M Gierus
The present study investigated the effect of hydrothermic maize processing and supplementation of amino acids (AA) in two experiments. In total, 60 barrows and 384 broilers were fed four diets including either unprocessed (T1), or hydrothermically processed maize, that is short- (T2), or long-term conditioned (LC) (T3), and subsequently expanded maize of the same batch. Assuming a higher metabolizable energy (ME) content after processing, the fourth diet (T4) contains maize processed as treatment T3, but AA were supplemented to maintain the ideal protein value...
November 6, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103284/carcass-traits-fatty-acid-composition-gene-expression-oxidative-stability-and-quality-attributes-of-different-muscles-in-dorper-lambs-fed-nigella-sativa-seeds-rosmarinus-officinalis-leaves-and-their-combination
#16
Kifah Jumaah Odhaib, Kazeem Dauda Adeyemi, Awis Qurni Sazili
Objective: This study examined the influence of dietary supplementation of Nigella sativa seeds, Rosmarinus officinalis leaves and their combination on carcass attributes, fatty acid (FA) composition, gene expression, lipid oxidation and physicochemical properties of longissimus dorsi (LD), semitendinosus (ST) and supraspinatus (SS) muscles in Dorper lambs. Methods: Twenty-four Dorper lambs (18.68±0.6 kg, 4-5 months old) were randomly assigned to a concentrate mixture containing either, no supplement (control, T1), 1% Rosmarinus officinalis leaves (T2), 1% Nigella sativa seeds (T3), or 1% Rosmarinus officinalis leaves + 1% Nigella sativa seeds (T4) on a dry matter basis...
November 3, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102139/short-communication-supplementation-of-colostrum-and-milk-with-5-hydroxy-l-tryptophan-affects-immune-factors-but-not-growth-performance-in-newborn-calves
#17
Lorenzo E Hernández-Castellano, Ranya Özçelik, Laura L Hernandez, Rupert M Bruckmaier
In ruminants, colostrum is the main source of immunoglobulins for the newborn animal, conferring immune protection until the immune system becomes active and able to synthesize its own immunoglobulins. Serotonin (5-HT), a biogenic amine derived from tryptophan, has stimulatory effects on many physiological processes, including components of the innate (mastocytes, eosinophils, and natural killer cells) and adaptive (T and B lymphocytes) immune systems. Based on the known effects of 5-HT on the immune system, we hypothesized that increased concentrations of 5-HT, through administration of its precursor 5-hydroxy-l-tryptophan (5-HTP), may positively affect development of the calf's immune system and therefore support health and growth performance during the first weeks of life...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100403/lactobacillus-reuteri-zj617-maintains-intestinal-integrity-via-regulating-tight-junction-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-mice-challenged-with-lipopolysaccharide
#18
Yanjun Cui, Li Liu, Xiaoxiao Dou, Chong Wang, Wenming Zhang, Kan Gao, Jianxin Liu, Haifeng Wang
Live probiotics are effective in reducing gut permeability and inflammation. We have previously reported that Lactobacillus reuteri ZJ617 (ZJ617) with high adhesive and Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) can ameliorate intestine inflammation induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The present study was aimed at elucidating the roles of ZJ617 and LGG in alleviating the LPS-induced barrier dysfunction of ileum in mice. Six C57BL/6 mice per group were orally inoculated with ZJ617 or LGG for one week (1× 10(8) CFU/mouse) and intraperitoneally injected with LPS (10 mg/kg body weight) for 24 h...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098415/enhanced-production-of-perylenequinones-in-the-endophytic-fungus-shiraia-sp-slf14-by-calcium-calmodulin-signal-transduction
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Bin Liu, Jianying Bao, Zhibin Zhang, Riming Yan, Ya Wang, Huilin Yang, Du Zhu
Perylenequinones (PQ) that notably produce reactive oxygen species upon exposure to visible light are a class of photoactivated polyketide mycotoxins produced by fungal plant pathogens such as Shiraia sp. The involvement of Ca(2+)/calmodulin (CaM) signalling in PQ biosynthesis was investigated by submerged culturing of Shiraia sp. Slf14, a species that produces hypocrellins HA and HB and elsinochromes EA, EB, and EC. Our results showed that the total content of PQ reached 1894.66 ± 21.93 mg/L under optimal conditions of Ca(2+) addition, which represents a 5...
November 2, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097993/s-equol-exerts-estradiol-like-anorectic-action-with-minimal-stimulation-of-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-in-ovariectomized-rats
#20
Yuri Nishimura, Kaori Mabuchi, Azusa Takano, Yayoi Hara, Hiroko Negishi, Keiko Morimoto, Tomomi Ueno, Shigeto Uchiyama, Akira Takamata
Chronic estrogen replacement in ovariectomized rats attenuates food intake and enhances c-Fos expression in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), specifically during the light phase. S-equol, a metabolite of daidzein, has a strong affinity for estrogen receptor (ER)-β and exerts estrogenic activity. The purpose of the present study was to elucidate whether S-equol exerts an estrogen-like anorectic effect by modifying the regulation of the circadian feeding rhythm in ovariectomized rats. Ovariectomized female Wistar rats were divided into an estradiol (E2)-replaced group and cholesterol (vehicle; Veh)-treated group...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
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