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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350762/occurrence-of-ochratoxins-fumonisin-b2-aflatoxins-b1-and-b2-and-other-secondary-fungal-metabolites-in-dried-date-palm-fruits-from-egypt-a-mini-survey
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Mohamed F Abdallah, Rudolf Krska, Michael Sulyok
This study was conducted to investigate the natural co-occurrence of 295 fungal and bacterial metabolites in 28 samples of dried date palm fruits collected from different shops distributed in Assiut Governorate, Upper Egypt in 2016. Extraction and quantification of the target analytes were done using the "dilute and shoot" approach followed by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) analysis. In total, 30 toxic fungal metabolites were detected. Among these metabolites, 4 types of ochratoxins including ochratoxin type A and B were quantified in 3 samples (11%) with a contamination range from 1...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349441/association-between-sn-2-fatty-acid-profiles-of-breast-milk-and-development-of-the-infant-intestinal-microbiome
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Tiemin Jiang, Bin Liu, Jufang Li, Xueyan Dong, Man Lin, Minghui Zhang, Junying Zhao, Yaohua Dai, Lijun Chen
Increasing evidence shows that host diet and gut microbes are related. Previous studies have shown the effects of specific dietary fatty acids (FAs) on intestinal microbiota, but little is known about the effect of the stereospecifically numbered sn-2 position in triglycerides (TG) of human milk on the gut microbiome of infants. This study aimed at examining possible effects of sn-2 FAs of human milk on the gut microbial development of breastfeeding babies. Sn-2 FAs and intestinal microbiota were assessed by GC-MS and high-throughput 16S rRNA sequencing, respectively...
January 19, 2018: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348994/the-association-of-mediterranean-diet-and-exercise-modifications-with-anthropometric-parameters-in-a-psychiatric-community-population-a-pilot-study
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Rosaria Di Lorenzo, Jessica Pedretti, Letizia Grossi, Benedetta Cuoghi, Cinzia Varni, Giulia Landi, Ludovica Spattini, Chiara Visentini, Paola Ferri, Francesca Carubbi
Weight gain and related metabolic syndrome (MS) are major current issues in public health. MS consists of abdominal fat, atherogenic dyslipidemia, hypertension, hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, pro-inflammatory and pro-thrombotic state, and accounts for both cardiovascular diseases and type II diabetes mellitus risk factors. Patients affected by psychiatric illness present a prevalence of 35-40% of MS. Many studies have shown that Mediterranean diet is associated with the reduction of mortality due to cardiovascular and malignant diseases, potentially preventing both obesity and type II diabetes mellitus...
March 2018: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346316/chronic-dietary-intake-of-enniatin-b-in-broiler-chickens-has-low-impact-on-intestinal-morphometry-and-hepatic-histology-and-shows-limited-transfer-to-liver-tissue
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Sophie Fraeyman, Siska Croubels, Mathias Devreese, Richard Ducatelle, Michael Rychlik, Gunther Antonissen
The Fusarium mycotoxin enniatin B (ENN B) is a so-called emerging mycotoxin frequently contaminating poultry feed. To investigate the impact of chronic ENN B exposure on animal health, broiler chickens were fed either a diet naturally contaminated with ENN B (2352 µg/kg) or a control diet (135 µg/kg) for 2, 7, 14, or 21 days. ENN B concentrations were determined in plasma and liver using a validated ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry UHPLC-MS/MS method. Liver was evaluated histologically, and the villus length and crypt depth of the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum were measured...
January 18, 2018: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342096/high-resolution-lipidomics-of-the-early-life-stages-of-the-red-seaweed-porphyra-dioica
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Elisabete da Costa, Vitor Azevedo, Tânia Melo, Andreia M Rego, Dmitry V Evtuguin, Pedro Domingues, Ricardo Calado, Rui Pereira, Maria H Abreu, Maria R Domingues
Porphyra dioica is a commercial seaweed consumed all over the world, mostly in the shape of nori sheets used for "sushi" preparation. It is a well-known part of the Asian diet with health benefits, which have been associated, among others, to the high levels of n-3 and n-6 fatty acids in this red alga. However, other highly valued lipids of Porphyra are polar lipids that remain largely undescribed and can have both nutritional value and bioactivity, thus could contribute to the valorization of this seaweed...
January 17, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337015/improved-quantitative-fatty-acid-values-with-correction-of-t2-relaxation-time-in-terminal-methyl-group-in-vivo-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-at-ultra-high-field-in-hepatic-steatosis
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Kyu-Ho Song, Min-Young Lee, Chi-Hyeon Yoo, Song-I Lim, Bo-Young Choe
Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) with optimized relaxation time is an effective method to quantify hepatic fatty acid values and characterize steatosis. The aim of this study is to quantify the difference in hepatic lipid content with metabolic changes during the progression of steatosis by using localized MRS sequence with T2 relaxation time determination. Fatty liver disease was induced in C57BL/6N mice through a high-fat diet (HFD) of pellets containing 60% fat, 20% protein, and 20% carbohydrates...
January 11, 2018: Chemistry and Physics of Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329874/a-survey-of-free-glutamic-acid-in-foods-using-a-robust-lc-ms-ms-method
#7
Nur Cebi, Canan Ekinci Dogan, Elmas Oktem Olgun, Osman Sagdic
An effective and simultaneous liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method was used with the aim of quantifying monosodium glutamate (MSG) in foodstuffs, such as chips, taste cubes, sauces and soups. The results were linear (R2 = 1), with very low LOD and LOQ values, 1.0 µg/kg, 5.0 µg/kg, respectively. Excellent repeatability and reproducibility were also achieved. This highly sensitive and robust LC-MS/MS technique was applied successfully for the detection and quantification of MSG in a wide variety of foodstuffs...
May 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328039/influence-of-metabolic-syndrome-on-condition-of-microcirculatory-bed-of-oral-cavity
#8
O Denga, T Pyndus, V Gargin, S Schneider
Metabolic syndrome (MS) can be characterized as the clustering of combination of impaired glucose regulation, metabolic disorders accompanied by abdominal obesity, hyperglycemia, high blood pressure and dyslipidemia. Detection of changes in microcirculatory bed (MCB) of oral cavity in metabolic syndrome could be important for completion of gap for developing of adequate therapeutical measure for prevention of pathological periodontal disorder that was the purpose of our study. We performed experimental investigation with modulation of MS (on white male rats 1...
December 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323663/multiplexed-proteome-analysis-with-neutron-encoded-stable-isotope-labeling-in-cells-and-mice
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Katherine A Overmyer, Stefka Tyanova, Alex S Hebert, Michael S Westphall, Jürgen Cox, Joshua J Coon
We describe a protocol for multiplexed proteomic analysis using neutron-encoded (NeuCode) stable isotope labeling of amino acids in cells (SILAC) or mice (SILAM). This method currently enables simultaneous comparison of up to nine treatment and control proteomes. Another important advantage over traditional SILAC/SILAM is that shorter labeling times are required. Exploiting the small mass differences that correspond to subtle differences in the neutron-binding energies of different isotopes, the amino acids used in NeuCode SILAC/SILAM differ in mass by just a few milliDaltons...
January 2018: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321950/manifestations-of-renal-impairment-in-fructose-induced-metabolic-syndrome
#10
Kameliya Bratoeva, George S Stoyanov, Albena Merdzhanova, Mariya Radanova
Introduction International studies show an increased incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients with metabolic syndrome (MS). It is assumed that the major components of MS - obesity, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and hypertension - are linked to renal damage through the systemic release of several pro-inflammatory mediators, such as uric acid (UA), C-reactive protein (CRP), and generalized oxidative stress. The aim of the present study was to investigate the extent of kidney impairment and manifestations of dysfunction in rats with fructose-induced MS...
November 7, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316682/effect-of-omega-3-fatty-acid-supplementation-on-oxylipins-in-a-routine-clinical-setting
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Christoph Schmöcker, Ingrid W Zhang, Stefanie Kiesler, Ursula Kassner, Annika I Ostermann, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Nils H Schebb, Karsten-H Weylandt
Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid (n-6 PUFA) is the predominant polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA), especially in Western diet. A high omega-6/omega-3 ratio in Western diets is implicated in the development of cardiovascular diseases and inflammatory processes. Studies in animal models and in humans have demonstrated beneficial effects of omega-3 PUFA (n-3 PUFA) in a variety of diseases, including cardiac arrhythmias and inflammatory diseases, as well as breast and colon cancer. The molecular mechanisms underlying the effects of n-3 PUFA are still not well understood...
January 8, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313173/dietary-deoxynivalenol-does-not-affect-mineral-element-accumulation-in-breast-and-thigh-muscles-of-broiler-chicken
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Manfred Sager, Annegret Lucke, Khaled Ghareeb, Manoochehr Allymehr, Qendrim Zebeli, Josef Böhm
Deoxynivalenol (DON), a well-known contaminant of feed, can have negative effects on gut permeability and function in poultry, which then could affect major and trace element content of the broilers' breast and thigh muscles, and ultimately reduce meat quality. To study this hypothesis, DON-contaminated diet was fed to broiler chicks. Two groups of birds were housed in metabolic cages with free access to water and feed, with or without DON (10 mg/kg). After 5 weeks, birds were dissected and samples of the breast and thigh muscles, feed and droppings were analysed for five macro (Ca, K, Mg, Na, and P) and ten micro elements (Al, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Li, Mo, Ni, Pb, Rb, and Zn) by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) or inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICP-MS) methods...
January 8, 2018: Mycotoxin Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311129/regulatory-t-cells-from-discovery-to-autoimmunity
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Alexandra Kitz, Emily Singer, David Hafler
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a genetically mediated autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. Allelic variants lead to lower thresholds of T-cell activation resulting in activation of autoreactive T cells. Environmental factors, including, among others, diet, vitamin D, and smoking, in combination with genetic predispositions, play a substantial role in disease development and activation of autoreactive T cells. FoxP3+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) have emerged as central in the control of autoreactive T cells...
January 8, 2018: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307296/dietary-fatty-acids-and-susceptibility-to-multiple-sclerosis
#14
Stefanie Haase, Aiden Haghikia, Ralf Gold, Ralf A Linker
BACKGROUND: The gut microbiome as well as dietary habits have recently been established as environmental contributors to the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS), a T-cell-mediated autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (CNS). OBJECTIVE: To summarize recent findings on the Janus-faced effects of dietary short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) and long-chain fatty acids (LCFAs) on T-cell immunity with a special focus on the gut and the microbiome as an interface linking diet and T-cell responses during MS...
January 2018: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305749/dna-methylation-variability-in-a-single-locus-of-the-rxr%C3%AE-promoter-from-umbilical-vein-blood-at-term-pregnancy
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Diana Chávez-Lizárraga, Paola Zárate-Segura, Jorge Beltrán-Montoya, Carmen Canchola-Sotelo, Felipe Vadillo-Ortega, Erika Chavira-Suárez
DNA methylation status of RXRα gene promoter has been correlated with maternal diet during early pregnancy, and associated with offspring's adiposity and bone mineral content. In adult life, increased methylation of RXRα promoter region is associated with myocardium pathologies. Early growth response proteins (EGR) are zinc finger transcription factors associated with several cellular pathways such as inflammation, apoptosis, and cardiopathies. DNA-binding sequences of EGR proteins have been reported in the RXRα gene promoter using chromatin immunoprecipitation methods...
January 6, 2018: Biochemical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302906/toxic-heavy-metals-in-human-blood-in-relation-to-certain-food-and-environmental-samples-in-kerala-south-india
#16
Anitha Jose, Joseph George Ray
Toxic heavy metals such as arsenic (As), lead (Pb), and mercury (Hg) are systemic toxicants that are hazardous to human health. However, as these elements are increasing in the environment due to fast urbanization, industrialization, and chemicalized agricultural activities, accumulation of the same in human body anywhere in the world is quite interesting to global assessment of environment quality. In this connection, random examination of blood samples of human population in Kerala, South India, was carried out to assess the threat of heavy metal contamination to humans in this part of the globe, especially in relation to the amount of such metals in food and other environmental samples...
January 4, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287381/statistical-modelling-coupled-with-lc-ms-analysis-to-predict-human-upper-intestinal-absorption-of-phytochemical-mixtures
#17
Sophie N B Selby-Pham, Kate S Howell, Frank R Dunshea, Joel Ludbey, Adrian Lutz, Louise Bennett
A diet rich in phytochemicals confers benefits for health by reducing the risk of chronic diseases via regulation of oxidative stress and inflammation (OSI). For optimal protective bio-efficacy, the time required for phytochemicals and their metabolites to reach maximal plasma concentrations (Tmax) should be synchronised with the time of increased OSI. A statistical model has been reported to predict Tmax of individual phytochemicals based on molecular mass and lipophilicity. We report the application of the model for predicting the absorption profile of an uncharacterised phytochemical mixture, herein referred to as the 'functional fingerprint'...
April 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281143/the-soluble-guanylate-cyclase-stimulator-iw-1973-prevents-inflammation-and-fibrosis-in-experimental-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis
#18
Roger Flores-Costa, José Alcaraz-Quiles, Esther Titos, Cristina López-Vicario, Mireia Casulleras, Marta Duran-Güell, Bibiana Rius, Alba Diaz, Katherine Hall, Courtney Shea, Renee Sarno, Mark Currie, Jaime L Masferrer, Joan Clària
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is the hepatic manifestation of the metabolic syndrome and is characterized by steatosis, inflammation and fibrosis. Soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) stimulation reduces inflammation and fibrosis in experimental models of lung, kidney and heart disease. Here, we tested whether sGC stimulation is also effective in experimental NASH. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Mice (n=35) were induced to NASH by a choline-deficient, L-amino acid-defined, high-fat (CDAAH) diet and received either placebo or the sGC stimulator IW-1973 at two different doses (1 and 3 mg/kg/day) for 9 weeks...
December 27, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279007/the-effect-of-diet-enriched-with-rapeseed-meal-on-endogenous-thiouracil-contents-in-urine-and-milk-of-cattle
#19
Barbara Wozniak, Iwona Matraszek-Zuchowska, Sebastian Witek, Jan Zmudzki, Andrzej Posyniak
Thyreostatic compounds, such as thiouracil (TU) are orally active drugs that can be used to increase the weight of cattle before slaughter. Due to potentially teratogenic and carcinogenic effects of their residues on public health, the use of thyreostats in animal production has been banned in the European Union since 1981. Systematic detection of low concentrations of thiouracil in the urine of livestock in many countries is believed to be of endogenous origin due to the use of Brassicaceae plants in the animal diet...
December 26, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248738/identification-of-immature-stages-of-phlebotomine-sand-flies-using-maldi-tof-ms-and-mapping-of-mass-spectra-during-sand-fly-life-cycle
#20
Petr Halada, Kristyna Hlavackova, Vit Dvorak, Petr Volf
The aim of the study was to evaluate the potential of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) for the species identification of sand flies at different developmental stages and map changes in their protein profiles during the course of whole life cycle. Specimens of six different species from laboratory colonies at larval and pupal stages were examined using MALDI-TOF MS. The protein profiles of larvae were stable from the L2 to L4 developmental stages and clearly distinguishable at the species level...
December 14, 2017: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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