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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931155/host-recognition-responses-of-western-family-chrysomelidae-corn-rootworm-larvae-to-rna-interference-and-bt-corn
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Sarah N Zukoff, Anthony L Zukoff
Western corn rootworm Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte is an important pest of corn whose larvae exhibit particular quantifiable patterns of locomotion after exposure to, and removal from, host roots and nonhost roots. Using EthoVision software, the behavior and locomotion of the western corn rootworm larvae was analyzed to determine the level of host recognition to germinated roots of differing corn hybrids containing either rootworm targeted Bt genes, RNA interference (RNAi) technology, the stack of both Bt and RNAi, or the isoline of these...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931056/heterogeneity-in-the-expression-and-subcellular-localization-of-polyol-monosaccharide-transporter-genes-in-lotus-japonicus
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Lu Tian, Leru Liu, Yehu Yin, Mingchao Huang, Yanbo Chen, Xinlan Xu, Pingzhi Wu, Meiru Li, Guojiang Wu, Huawu Jiang, Yaping Chen
Polyols can serve as a means for the translocation of carbon skeletons and energy between source and sink organs as well as being osmoprotective solutes and antioxidants which may be involved in the resistance of some plants to biotic and abiotic stresses. Polyol/Monosaccharide transporter (PLT) proteins previously identified in plants are involved in the loading of polyols into the phloem and are reported to be located in the plasma membrane. The functions of PLT proteins in leguminous plants are not yet clear...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930716/antinociceptive-effect-of-ghrelin-in-a-rat-model-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome-involves-trpv1-opioid-systems
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Yuqing Mao, Zhengyang Li, Kan Chen, Huafang Yu, Shaoren Zhang, Miao Jiang, Yuanhua Ma, Chunli Liang, Hongyan Liu, Huanqing Li, Qian Hua, Hao Zhou, Yonghong Sun, Xiaoming Fan
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), defined as recurrent abdominal pain and changes in bowel habits, seriously affects quality of life and ability to work. Ghrelin is a brain-gut hormone, which has been reported to show antinociceptive effects in peripheral pain. We investigated the effect of ghrelin on visceral hypersensitivity and pain in a rat model of IBS. METHODS: Maternal deprivation (MD) was used to provide a stress-induced model of IBS in Wistar rats...
September 20, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930519/divergent-impact-of-gender-in-advancement-of-liver-injuries-diseases-and-carcinogenesis
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Subhrajit Biswas, Sampa Ghose
Several investigations have revealed that liver diseases exhibit gender biases, but identifying the root causes of such biases has been challenging. Evidence of gender differences in liver function is present from the early stage of embryonic development. The differences in access to care and treatment as well as diagnostic deliberation may affect gender-specific differences in liver disease progression. Apart from the pathogenesis, xenobiotic metabolism, immune responses, gene expressions, mitochondrial function, lipid composition, and enzyme activities also differ in this sexually dimorphic organ...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930483/breastfeeding-characteristics-of-late-preterm-infants-in-a-kangaroo-mother-care-unit
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Melissa Pike, Alta Kritzinger, Esedra Krüger
OBJECTIVE: To describe the breastfeeding characteristics of late-preterm infants (LPIs) in a kangaroo mother care (KMC) unit. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a 20-bed KMC unit, the breastfeeding of 73 purposively-selected LPIs' (mean gestational age: 34.8 weeks) was observed once-off, using the Preterm Infant Breastfeeding Behavior Scale. Participants' mean age was 9.5 days, mean number of days in the unit was 3.1 days, and mean number of days breastfeeding was 7.5 on observation...
September 20, 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930297/estimated-radiation-exposure-of-german-commercial-airline-cabin-crew-in-the-years-1960-2003-modeled-using-dose-registry-data-for-2004-2015
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Daniel Wollschläger, Gaël Paul Hammer, Thomas Schafft, Steffen Dreger, Maria Blettner, Hajo Zeeb
Exposure to ionizing radiation of cosmic origin is an occupational risk factor in commercial aircrew. In a historic cohort of 26,774 German aircrew, radiation exposure was previously estimated only for cockpit crew using a job-exposure matrix (JEM). Here, a new method for retrospectively estimating cabin crew dose is developed. The German Federal Radiation Registry (SSR) documents individual monthly effective doses for all aircrew. SSR-provided doses on 12,941 aircrew from 2004 to 2015 were used to model cabin crew dose as a function of age, sex, job category, solar activity, and male pilots' dose; the mean annual effective dose was 2...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930246/medicinal-plants-used-for-neuropsychiatric-disorders-treatment-in-the-hauts-bassins-region-of-burkina-faso
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Prosper T Kinda, Patrice Zerbo, Samson Guenné, Moussa Compaoré, Alin Ciobica, Martin Kiendrebeogo
Background: In Burkina Faso, phytotherapy is the main medical alternative used by populations to manage various diseases that affect the nervous system. The aim of the present study was to report medicinal plants with psychoactive properties used to treat neuropsychiatric disorders in the Hauts Bassins region, in the western zone of Burkina Faso. Methods: Through an ethnobotanical survey using structured questionnaire, 53 traditional healers (TH) were interviewed about neuropsychiatric disorders, medicinal plants and medical practices used to treat them...
May 19, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930239/eryngium-foetidum-l-essential-oils-chemical-composition-and-antioxidant-capacity
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Paul S Thomas, Emmanuel E Essien, Samuel J Ntuk, Mohammad I Choudhary
Background:Eryngium foetidum essential oils from Nigeria were investigated for the first time in order to ascertain their potency as natural antioxidants. E. foetidum is an aromatic and medicinal herb used in ethno-medicine and as a traditional spice for foods. Methods: The hydro-distilled oils of E. foetidum were subjected to gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis. Free radical scavenging capacity of the volatile oils was determined using 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) assays...
April 28, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930230/angelica-sinensis-oliv-diels-influence-of-value-chain-on-quality-criteria-and-marker-compounds-ferulic-acid-and-z-ligustilide
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Nino Giacomelli, Yang Yongping, Franz K Huber, Anita Ankli, Caroline S Weckerle
Background:Dang gui (Apiaceae; Angelica sinensis radix) is among the most often used Chinese medicinal plants. However, hardly anything is known about its value chain and its influence on the main marker compounds of the drug. The aim of this study is to investigate the value chain of dang gui in Gansu and Yunnan, and the analysis of the marker compounds ferulic acid and Z-ligustilide concentration in relation to quality criteria such as the production area and size of the roots. Methods: During six months of field research in China, semi-structured interviews with various stakeholders of the value chain were undertaken and plant material was collected...
March 14, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930173/polyphenols-from-root-tubercles-and-grains-cropped-in-brazil-chemical-and-nutritional-characterization-and-their-effects-on-human-health-and-diseases
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REVIEW
Diego Dos Santos Baião, Cyntia Silva de Freitas, Laidson Paes Gomes, Davi da Silva, Anna Carolina N T F Correa, Patricia Ribeiro Pereira, Eduardo Mere Del Aguila, Vania Margaret Flosi Paschoalin
Throughout evolution, plants have developed the ability to produce secondary phenolic metabolites, which are important for their interactions with the environment, reproductive strategies and defense mechanisms. These (poly)phenolic compounds are a heterogeneous group of natural antioxidants found in vegetables, cereals and leguminous that exert beneficial and protective actions on human health, playing roles such as enzymatic reaction inhibitors and cofactors, toxic chemicals scavengers and biochemical reaction substrates, increasing the absorption of essential nutrients and selectively inhibiting deleterious intestinal bacteria...
September 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930172/rhein-induces-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-in-mouse-blastocysts-and-has-immunotoxic-effects-during-embryonic-development
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Chien-Hsun Huang, Wen-Hsiung Chan
Rhein, a glucoside chemical compound found in a traditional Chinese medicine derived from the roots of rhubarb, induces cell apoptosis and is considered to have high potential as an antitumor drug. Several previous studies showed that rhein can inhibit cell proliferation and trigger mitochondria-related or endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-dependent apoptotic processes. However, the side effects of rhein on pre- and post-implantation embryonic development remain unclear. Here, we show that rhein has cytotoxic effects on blastocyst-stage mouse embryos and induces oxidative stress and immunotoxicity in mouse fetuses...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929936/time-course-of-the-acute-effects-of-core-stabilisation-exercise-on-seated-postural-control
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Jordan B Lee, Stephen H M Brown
Core stabilisation exercises are often promoted for purposes ranging from general fitness to high-performance athletics, and the prevention and rehabilitation of back troubles. These exercises, when performed properly, may have the potential to enhance torso postural awareness and control, yet the potential for achieving immediate gains has not been completely studied. Fourteen healthy young participants performed a single bout of non-fatiguing core stabilisation exercise that consisted of repeated sets of 2 isometric exercises, the side bridge and the four-point contralateral arm-and-leg extension...
September 20, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929786/eight-new-cucurbitane-triterpenoids-from-xue-dan-the-roots-of-hemsleya-pengxianensis
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Ying Li, Wen-Xue Wang, Zhong-Fei Zheng, Yan-Ling Mu, Yong-Jun Liu, Hai-Yang Wang, Ling Li, Qing-Qiang Yao
Eight new natural products (four new cucurbitane aglycones, hemslepencins A-D (1-4), four new cucurbitane glucosides, hemslepensides F-I (5-8), along with seven known compounds (9-15), were isolated from the roots of Hemsleya pengxianensis. The structures of 1-8 were elucidated using IR, HRESIMS, and NMR. Compound 3 exhibited cytotoxic activity against the human cancer cell lines.
September 20, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929683/-comparison-of-alkaloids-in-roots-of-cultivated-and-wild-sophora-flavsecens
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Li Yao, Hong Yi, Hui-Min Gao, Hui-Wen Ma, Ji-Yuan Zhang, Lian-Chao Tian, Xiao-Qian Liu, Zhi-Min Wang
To compare the contents of alkaloids in theroots of cultivated and the wild Sophora flavsecens, 22 cultivated and 17 wild samples were collected. HPLC method was employed to simultaneously determine the contents of six alkaloids (oxymatrine, oxysophocarpine, sophoridine, N-methylcytisine, matrine, and sophocarpine). Independent t-test, hierarchical clustering analysis(HCA)and principal components analysis (PCA) were applied to analyze and evaluate the cultivated and the wild S.flavsecens. With a great wide range of the inter-group, the t-test results showed that the contents difference of N-methylcytisine, matrine, and sophocarpine were statistical significance(matrineandsophocarpine P<0...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929680/-relationship-between-seedling-grade-of-codonopsis-pilosula-and-yield-and-quality-of-medicinal-materials
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Hui-Zhen Wang, Zhong-Xue Lian, Guo-di Lu, Yu-Fang Huang, Zhi-Jia Cui, Jin-Tian Li, Tao Du
The study is aimed to research the relationship between the seedling grade of Codonopsis pilosula and yield and quality of medicinal materials, so as to provide basis for establishing seedling standard. Thirty seedlings of C. pilosula were collected from the main production areas in Gansu province, such as Weiyuan, Minxian, Zhangxian, Dangchang and Longxi, root length and diameter and weight of all the samples were measured. According to the clustering results, seedlings were divided into 3 levels, and field experiments were conducted with three levels seedling, yield and quality were tested in laboratory...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929678/-chemotaxis-response-of-erwinia-carotovora-on-sugars-and-amino-acids-of-root-exudates-of-panax-ginseng
#16
Ai-Hua Zhang, Ning-Bo An, Feng-Jie Lei, Wen-Li Ma, Kun Chi, Lian-Xue Zhang
The chemotaxis response of Erwinia carotovora to different sugars and amino acids in four kinds of chemotactic parameters (concentration, time, temperature and pH ) was determined by capillary method. The results showed that when pH was 8, concentration was 0.025 mg•L ⁻¹, culture temperature was 25 ℃ and the duration was 60 minutes, the optimal chemotaxis rate of lysine was 2.509,when pH was 6, concentration was 0.25 mg•L ⁻¹, culture temperature was 25 ℃ and the duration was 60 minutes, the optimal chemotaxis rate of arginine was 2...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929656/-analysis-and-utilization-value-discussion-of-multiple-chemical-composition-in-different-tissues-of-abelmoschus-manihot
#17
Jie Liu, Sheng Guo, Jin-Ao Duan, Hui Yan, Da-Wei Qian, Hai-Tao Tang, Ren-Mao Tang
This research is to analyze the resourceful chemical composition in different tissues (root, stem, leaf and flower) of Abelmoschus manihot and evaluate their utilizing value. The flavonoids, soluble polysaccharides, cellulose, nucleosides and amino acids in the different tissues of A. manihot were determined by HPLC coupled with UV-Vis spectrophotpmetry, and UPLC-TQ/MS. The flowers are rich in the resourceful chemical compositions of flavonoids which mainly consist of hyperoside, isoquercitrin, cotton-8-O-glucuronide, myricetin, quercetin-3'-O-glucoside, rutin and quercetin...
October 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929649/-rationality-of-commodity-criteria-and-traditional-breeding-of-polygala-tenuifolia-based-on-agronomic-traits-and-determination-of-chemical-components
#18
Dan-Dan Wang, Lu Bai, Xiao-Shuang Xu, Fu-Sheng Zhang, Jie Xing, Jin-Ping Jia, Hong-Ling Tian, Xue-Mei Qin
The agronomic traits (plant height, root diameter, root length, first lateral root height, lateral root amount, root weight) of 18 Polygala tenuifolia samples with different agronomic traits were analyzed, respectively. HPLC was used to analyze three main characteristic components including tenuifolin, polygalaxanthone Ⅲ, and 3,6'-disinapoyl sucrose. At last, the correlation between six agronomic traits and three main characteristic components were analyzed by scatter plot. We found no significant correlation between root diameter and three main characteristic components...
October 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929528/a-quality-control-exercise-in-the-echo-laboratory-reduction-in-inter-observer-variability-in-the-interpretation-of-pulmonary-hypertension
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Daniel M Patton, Atoosa Enzevaie, Andrew Day, Anthony Sanfilippo, Amer M Johri
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular systolic pressure (RVSP) estimated by echocardiography is critical for the initial screening and follow-up of pulmonary hypertension (PH). Inter-observer variability (IOV) in RVSP can impact clinical decision making. This study assessed whether a simple guideline-based teaching intervention could reduce the IOV in RVSP interpretation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Eleven participants in a high-volume tertiary level echocardiography laboratory underwent an assessment of the baseline IOV in the assessment of RVSP for a series of transthoracic echocardiograms (TTE), depicting various degrees of PH among 8 cases each before and after a teaching intervention...
September 19, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929526/the-influence-of-marfans-and-bicuspid-valves-on-outcomes-following-aortic-valve-reimplantation
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Carlos E Martín, Carlos García Montero, Santiago-Fiz Serrano, Ana González, Susana Mingo, Vanessa Moñivas, Jorge Centeno, Alberto Forteza
BACKGROUND: We analyzed our early and midterm results with aortic valve reimplantation surgery to determine the influence of Marfan syndrome and bicuspid valves on outcomes with this technique. METHODS: Between March 2004 and December 2015, 267 patients underwent aortic valve reimplantation operations. The mean diameter of the sinuses of Valsalva was 50 ± 3 mm and moderate/severe aortic regurgitation was present in 34.4% of these patients. A bicuspid aortic valve was present in 21% and 40% had Marfan syndrome...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
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