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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145719/maintained-mpf-level-after-oocyte-vitrification-improves-embryonic-development-after-ivf-but-not-after-somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer
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Ji I Baek, Dong-Won Seol, Ah-Reum Lee, Woo Sik Lee, Sook-Young Yoon, Dong Ryul Lee
Levels of maturation-promoting factor (MPF) in oocytes decline after vitrification, and this decline has been suggested as one of the main causes of low developmental competence resulting from cryoinjury. Here, we evaluated MPF activity in vitrified mouse eggs following treatment with caffeine, a known stimulator of MPF activity, and/or the proteasome inhibitor MG132. Collected MII oocytes were vitrified and divided into four groups: untreated, 10 mM caffeine (CA), 10 μM MG132 (MG), and 10 mM caffeine +10 μM MG132 (CA+MG)...
November 16, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144246/caffeine-therapy-when-and-why
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Alan H Jobe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141695/methylxanthines-induce-structural-and-functional-alterations-of-the-cardiac-system-in-zebrafish-embryos
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Ram Manohar Basnet, Daniela Zizioli, Michela Guarienti, Dario Finazzi, Maurizio Memo
BACKGROUND: Zebrafish embryos are emerging as a model for pharmacological and toxicological studies. We used zebrafish embryos to study the general toxicity and cardiovascular effects of eight methylxanthines: aminophylline, caffeine, diprophylline, doxofylline, etophylline, 3-isobutyl-1-methylxanthine (IBMX), pentoxifylline and theophylline. METHODS: Microinjections of the eight methylxanthines were performed in 1-2 cell stage zebrafish embryos and the general toxicity and cardiovascular effects were analyzed at different time points...
November 15, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141409/a-versatile-probe-for-caffeine-detection-in-real-life-samples-via-excitation-triggered-alteration-in-sensing-behavior-of-fluorescent-organic-nanoaggregates
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Nilanjan Dey, Basudeb Maji, Santanu Bhattacharya
Excitation triggered alteration in the sensing behavior of fluorescent nanoaggregates was explored in water, considering caffeine as the 'target analyte'. Merely by changing the excitation wavelength, we could specifically excite either the monomeric species or the fluorescent nanoaggregates. The monomer showed highly sensitive interaction with caffeine despite poor selectivity, while the 'strongly associated' fluorescent nanoaggregates displayed relatively high selectivity with low sensitivity. Additionally, the extent of self-aggregation was also found to be influenced by the micropolarity of the local surroundings and the electronics of the core carbazole unit...
November 16, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140142/coffee-ingestion-enhances-one-mile-running-race-performance
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Neil D Clarke, Darren L Richardson, James Thie, Richard Taylor
PURPOSE: Caffeine, often in the form of coffee, is frequently supplemented by athletes in an attempt to facilitate improved performance during exercise. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effectiveness of coffee ingestion as an ergogenic aid prior to a one-mile (1609 m) race. METHODS: In a double-blind, randomised, crossover, placebo-controlled design 13 trained male runners completed a one-mile race 60 minutes following the ingestion of 0.09 g·kg(-1) coffee (COF), 0...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138943/contaminants-of-emerging-concern-in-surface-waters-in-barbados-west-indies
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Quincy A Edwards, Sergei M Kulikov, Leah D Garner-O'Neale, Chris D Metcalfe, Tamanna Sultana
Contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), including pharmaceuticals, artificial sweeteners, steroid hormones, and current-use pesticides have been detected in surface waters around the world, but to date, there have been no reports in the peer-reviewed literature on the levels of these classes of contaminants in freshwater resources in the Caribbean region. In the present study, multi-residue solid phase extraction (SPE) and liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectroscopy (LC-MS/MS) were used to analyze grab samples of surface waters collected from five different watersheds in Barbados, West Indies...
November 14, 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138237/natural-variation-in-ser1-and-ena6-underlie-condition-specific-growth-defects-in-saccharomyces%C3%A2-cerevisiae
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Amy Sirr, Adrian C Scott, Gareth A Cromie, Catherine L Ludlow, Vida Ahyong, Trey S Morgan, Teresa Gilbert, Aimée M Dudley
Despite their ubiquitous use in laboratory strains, naturally occurring loss-of-function mutations in genes encoding core metabolic enzymes are relatively rare in wild isolates of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Here, we identify a naturally occurring serine auxotrophy in a sake brewing strain from Japan. Through a cross with a honey wine (white tecc) brewing strain from Ethiopia, we map the minimal medium growth defect to SER1, which encodes 3-phosphoserine aminotransferase and is orthologous to the human disease gene, PSAT1 To investigate the impact of this polymorphism under conditions of abundant external nutrients, we examine growth in rich medium alone or with additional stresses, including the drugs caffeine and rapamycin and relatively high concentrations of copper, salt, and ethanol...
November 14, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137481/effects-of-pioglitazone-on-ventricular-myocyte-shortening-and-ca-2-transport-in-the-goto-kakizaki-type-2-diabetic-rat
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K A Salem, V Sydorenko, M Qureshi, M Oz, F C Howarth
Pioglitazone (PIO) is a thiazolidindione antidiabetic agent which improves insulin sensitivity and reduces blood glucose in experimental animals and treated patients. At the cellular level the actions of PIO in diabetic heart are poorly understood. A previous study has demonstrated shortened action potential duration and inhibition of a variety of transmembrane currents including L-type Ca(2+) current in normal canine ventricular myocytes. The effects of PIO on shortening and calcium transport in ventricular myocytes from the Goto-Kakizaki (GK) type 2 diabetic rat have been investigated...
November 10, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136847/nitrogen-doped-carbon-nanotubes-decorated-poly-l-cysteine-as-a-novel-ultrasensitive-electrochemical-sensor-for-simultaneous-determination-of-theophylline-and-caffeine
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Yingzi Wang, Yaping Ding, Li Li, Ping Hu
In present study, a novel and facile electrochemical sensor based on glassy carbon electrode (GCE) modified with nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes (N-CNT) decorated with poly (L-Cysteine) (PLCY) were fabricated and applied for the simultaneous voltammetric determination of theophylline (THEO) and caffeine (CAF). The morphology and structure of multilayer film modified on the surface of glassy carbon electrode were investigated successfully by Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) and Raman Spectroscopy...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136599/the-bioavailability-of-different-dissolved-organic-nitrogen-compounds-for-the-freshwater-algae-raphidocelis-subcapitata
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Lu Fan, Michael T Brett, Bo Li, Mingming Song
Understanding which factors affect the algal bioavailability of dissolved organic nitrogen (DON) compounds in natural surface waters is important for our understanding of nutrient biogeochemistry and water quality management. We used nitrogen uptake kinetics and algal cell yield to characterize the algal bioavailability of 22 dissolved DON compounds that are commonly found in natural surface waters and wastewater treatment plant effluents, including urea, amino acids, amino sugars, nucleotides, pyrimidines, oraganonitriles, polyacrylamide, EDTA, caffeine, phenolic compounds and humic acids...
November 11, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135630/news-and-views-on-caffeine-creatine-kinase-levels-and-sickle-cell-trait
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E Randy Eichner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134560/neurochemical-and-neurotoxic-effects-of-mdma-ecstasy-and-caffeine-after-chronic-combined-administration-in-mice
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Anna Maria Górska, Katarzyna Kamińska, Agnieszka Wawrzczak-Bargieła, Giulia Costa, Micaela Morelli, Ryszard Przewłocki, Grzegorz Kreiner, Krystyna Gołembiowska
MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine) is a psychostimulant popular as a recreational drug because of its effect on mood and social interactions. MDMA acts at dopamine (DA) transporter (DAT) and serotonin (5-HT) transporter (SERT) and is known to induce damage of dopamine and serotonin neurons. MDMA is often ingested with caffeine. Caffeine as a non-selective adenosine A1/A2A receptor antagonist affects dopaminergic and serotonergic transmissions. The aim of the present study was to determine the changes in DA and 5-HT release in the mouse striatum induced by MDMA and caffeine after their chronic administration...
November 13, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130542/safety-evaluation-of-p-synephrine-following-15%C3%A2-days-of-oral-administration-to-healthy-subjects-a-clinical-study
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Mohd Shara, Sidney J Stohs, Mahmoud M Smadi
Extracts of bitter orange (BOE, Citrus aurantium L.) and its primary protoalkaloid p-synephrine are extensively consumed as dietary supplements. p-Synephrine is also present in foods and juices prepared from various Citrus species. The safety of p-synephrine has been questioned as a result of structural similarities with ephedrine. This study assessed the cardiovascular (stimulant) and hemodynamic effects of BOE (49 mg p-synephrine) daily given to 16 healthy subjects for 15 days in a placebo-controlled, cross-over, double-blinded study...
November 12, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129238/diet-versus-jaw-bones-lessons-from-experimental-models-and-potential-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Carina Cristina Montalvany-Antonucci, Marina C Zicker, Marina C Oliveira, Soraia Macari, Mila Fernandes M Madeira, Ildeu Andrade, Adaliene Versiani M Ferreira, Tarcilia A Silva
The consumption of different types of diets influences not only body health but the bone remodeling process as well. Nutritional components can directly affect maxillary and mandibular alveolar bone microarchitecture. In this review, we focus on the current knowledge regarding the influence of diets and dietary supplementation on alveolar bone. Accumulating evidence from experimental models suggests that carbohydrate- and fat-rich diets are detrimental for alveolar bone, whereas protective effects are associated with consumption of calcium, ω-3, and bioactive compounds...
January 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129230/prevalence-of-lifestyle-practices-that-might-affect-bone-health-in-relation-to-vitamin-d-status-among-female-saudi-adolescents
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Rajaa Al-Raddadi, Suhad Bahijri, Anwar Borai, Zeyad AlRaddadi
BACKGROUND: Prevention of osteoporosis begins in childhood and adolescence, as most bone mass is accumulated during the first 2 decades of life, with 90% to 95% of an adult's bone mineral content being achieved by the end of adolescence. Therefore, targeting modifiable behaviors among adolescents has an important effect on attaining adequate peak bone mass and minimizing risks for future fractures. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to estimate the prevalence of behaviors affecting bone health and vitamin D status and to identify factors associated with vitamin D deficiency among female Saudi adolescents...
January 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128774/the-effect-of-hydraulic-retention-time-in-onsite-wastewater-treatment-and-removal-of-pharmaceuticals-hormones-and-phenolic-utility-substances
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H Ejhed, J Fång, K Hansen, L Graae, M Rahmberg, J Magnér, E Dorgeloh, G Plaza
Micropollutants such as pharmaceuticals, hormones and phenolic utility chemicals in sewage water are considered to be an emerging problem because of increased use and observed adverse effects in the environment. The study provides knowledge on the removal efficiency of micropollutants with a range of physical and chemical properties in three commercially available onsite wastewater treatment facilities (OWTFs), tested on influent wastewater collected from 2500 person equivalents in Bildchen, Germany. A longer hydraulic retention time would in theory be expected to have a positive effect, and this study presents results for three different OWTFs in full-scale comparable tests under natural conditions...
November 9, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127761/seizure-vulnerability-and-anxiety-responses-following-chronic-co-administration-and-acute-withdrawal-of-caffeine-and-ethanol-in-a-rat-model
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Daniel Matovu, Paul E Alele
BACKGROUND: Caffeine antagonizes the intoxicating effects of alcohol. Consequently, there has been a dramatic global increase in the consumption of caffeinated drinks together with alcohol, especially among young adults. We assessed the seizure vulnerability and anxiety responses following the chronic co-administration of, and withdrawal from, caffeine and ethanol in male rats. METHODS: The rats were randomly assigned to six groups consisting of 10 animals each: 10 mg/kg of caffeine, 20 mg/kg of caffeine, 4 g/kg of 20% ethanol, combined caffeine (20 mg/kg) and ethanol (4 g/kg of 20%), 4 mL/kg distilled water, and an untreated control group...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124988/extracorporeal-elimination-of-butalbital-in-acute-aspirin-butalbital-caffeine-codeine-fiorinal-with-codeine-poisoning
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Janelle O Poyant, Robert Albright, Jeremy Clain, Govind Pandompatam, Erin F Barreto
BACKGROUND: Butalbital is a small molecule (approximately 220 Da), with 26% protein binding, a 0.8 L/kg volume of distribution, and is eliminated nearly 80% unchanged in the urine. Although hemodialysis has been used to treat overdoses of other barbiturates, the extracorporeal clearance of butalbital is unknown. The objective of this case is to describe the use of extracorporeal therapy to augment elimination of butalbital after an overdose of aspirin 325 mg-butalbital 50 mg-caffeine 40 mg with codeine 30 mg (Fiorinal with Codeine)...
November 10, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123571/case-on-caffeine-toxicity-and-learning-points
#19
Sadiq Gbadebo, Sarah Colpus, Daniel Felstead
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: J Intensive Care Soc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122978/the-structural-basis-of-ryanodine-receptor-ion-channel-function
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REVIEW
Gerhard Meissner
Large-conductance Ca(2+) release channels known as ryanodine receptors (RyRs) mediate the release of Ca(2+) from an intracellular membrane compartment, the endo/sarcoplasmic reticulum. There are three mammalian RyR isoforms: RyR1 is present in skeletal muscle; RyR2 is in heart muscle; and RyR3 is expressed at low levels in many tissues including brain, smooth muscle, and slow-twitch skeletal muscle. RyRs form large protein complexes comprising four 560-kD RyR subunits, four ∼12-kD FK506-binding proteins, and various accessory proteins including calmodulin, protein kinases, and protein phosphatases...
November 9, 2017: Journal of General Physiology
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