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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724263/mutagenesis-and-characterization-of-a-bacillus-amyloliquefaciens-strain-for-cinnamomum-camphora-seed-kernel-oil-extraction-by-aqueous-enzymatic-method
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Cheng Zeng, Rongbin Zhao, Maomao Ma, Zheling Zeng, Deming Gong
The purpose of the present study was to increase the proteinase activity of the strain NCU116 by combining ultraviolet irradiation and N-methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitroso guanidine treatment, in order to enhance the efficiency of Cinnamomum camphora seed kernel oil (CCSKO) extraction by aqueous enzymatic method (AEM). The mutated strain, designated as NCU116-1, was screened out by the ratio of hydrolytic zone diameter to colony diameter on skim milk plate. The proteinase activity (9116.1 U/ml) of NCU116-1 was increased by 31...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724214/potential-protective-effects-of-alpha-pinene-against-cytotoxicity-caused-by-aspirin-in-the-iec-6-cells
#2
Hafsia Bouzenna, Najla Hfaiedh, Marie-Agnès Giroux-Metges, Abdelfattah Elfeki, Hélène Talarmin
Alpha-pinene is a key compound of the essential oils extracted from many species of coniferous trees. It is known for its biological activities. The aim of the present study was to determine the preventive effect of alpha-pinene on aspirin-induced toxicity in vitro, using IEC-6 cells, and to investigate its antioxidant activities. The antioxidant activities were determined by 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP). The cytotoxicity and oxidative stress were detected by cell viability, antioxidant enzyme activity, malondialdehyde (MDA) and GSH production, and the activation of MAPK pathways...
July 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724112/desert-vegetation-forty-years-after-an-oil-spill
#3
Mara Nothers, Nitzan Segev, Juergen Kreyling, Amgad Hjazin, Elli Groner
Deserts are the most frequent locations of terrestrial crude oil contaminations. Nevertheless, the long-term effects of petroleum hydrocarbons on desert ecosystems are still unknown, which makes risk assessment and decision making concerning remediation difficult. This study examined the long-term effects of petroleum hydrocarbons on perennial desert vegetation. The study site was a hyper-arid area in the south of Israel, which was contaminated by a crude oil spill in 1975. The contaminated area was compared to uncontaminated reference areas...
May 2017: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724110/coal-bed-methane-water-effects-on-soil-properties-and-camelina-productivity
#4
Henry Y Sintim, Valtcho D Zheljazkov, Michael E Foley, Roque L Evangelista
Every year, the production of coal-bed natural gas in the Powder River Basin results in the discharge of large amounts of coal-bed methane water (CBMW) in Wyoming; however, no sustainable disposal methods for CBMW are currently available. A greenhouse study was conducted to evaluate the potential to use CBMW as a source of irrigation water for camelina [ (L.) Crantz]. We assessed the effects of three CBMW concentrations (0% [1:0], 50% [1:1], and 100% [0:1] tap water to CBMW) on selected soil properties, growth, seed oil, and fatty acid composition of three camelina cultivars: Blaine Creek, Ligena, and Pronghorn...
May 2017: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724029/-psychosocial-stress-at-work-and-alcohol-consumption-patterns-in-offshore-oil-workers
#5
Jahina Moura Vidal, Angela Mendes Abreu, Luciana Fernandes Portela
The objectives were to assess the association between psychosocial stress at work and alcohol consumption patterns in offshore oil workers. This was a cross-sectional study of 210 workers on offshore oil rigs in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from July to September 2014. The data collection instrument was a self-completed multidimensional questionnaire. Exposure to stress was measured by the demand-control model and alcohol consumption pattern was measured with the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)...
July 13, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723410/innovative-pmdi-formulations-of-spray-dried-nanoparticles-for-efficient-pulmonary-drug-delivery
#6
Hao-Ying Li, En-Yu Xu
For drug delivery to the lungs, the aerodynamic size of drug particles plays a predominant role in determining the sites of deposition in the airway, and the particles with the size less than 2 microns are highly expected as they will be preferably delivered to the ideal site of alveolar regions. In this paper, a novel platform technology has been developed, where the water (containing pharmaceutically active agents)-in-oil (w/o) microemulsions were spray-dried to generate nanosized drug particles that were able to be homogeneously dispersed in the propellant to form an exceptionally stable suspensions with no precipitates or flocculates during a long time storage...
July 16, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723152/impact-of-environment-on-the-biomass-composition-of-soybean-glycine-max-seeds
#7
Tamara McClure, Jean Christophe Cocuron, Veronika Osmark, Leah McHale, Ana Paula Alonso
Factors including genetics, fertilization, and climatic conditions, can alter the biomass composition of soybean seeds, consequently impacting their market value and usage. This study specifically determined the content of protein and oil, as well as the composition of proteinogenic amino acids and fatty acids in seeds from ten diverse soybean cultivars grown in four different sites. The results highlighted that different environments produce a different composition for the ten cultivars under investigation...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722810/impact-of-crude-oil-quality-on-the-refining-conditions-and-composition-of-nutraceuticals-in-refined-palm-oil
#8
Klicia A Sampaio, Jose Vila Ayala, Vera Van Hoed, Simone Monteiro, Roberta Ceriani, Roland Verhé, Antonio J A Meirelles
Palm oil is the major vegetable oil used worldwide due to its unique properties. The effect of crude palm oil acidity on the final free fatty acids (FFA) content, neutral oil loss (NOL), and nutraceutical compounds, such as carotenes, total tocols (tocopherols and tocotrienols), squalene, and phytosterols was investigated. A central composite design was employed to study the influence of the refining conditions: temperature (200 to 260 °C), steam percentage (0.5% to 3.5%), and initial FFA content (2.2% to 6...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722808/an-examination-of-the-effect-of-aerosolized-permanone-insecticide-on-zebra-finch-susceptibility-to-west-nile-virus
#9
Mark D Jankowski, Murray E Moore, Erik K Hofmeister
West Nile virus is primarily maintained cryptically primarily in avian (Passerine) populations where it is transmitted by Culex spp. mosquitoes. Mosquito control measures currently include physical activities to reduce mosquito breeding sites, the application of mosquito larvicides, or aerosolized insecticides to kill adults (adulticides) when arboviral diseases such as West Nile virus (WNV) or Zika virus are detected in mosquito populations. Organochlorine, organohosphorus, carbamate and pyrethroid insecticides are often used...
July 19, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722421/capillary-rise-validity-of-the-dynamic-contact-angle-models
#10
Pingkeng Wu, Alex D Nikolov, Darsh T Wasan
The classical Lucas-Washburn-Rideal (LWR) equation, using the equilibrium contact angle, predicts a faster capillary rise process than experiments in many cases. The major contributor to the faster prediction is believed to be the velocity dependent dynamic contact angle. In this work, we investigated the dynamic contact angle models for their ability to correct the dynamic contact angle effect in the capillary rise process. We conducted capillary rise experiments of various wetting liquids in borosilicate glass capillaries and compared the model predictions with our experimental data...
July 19, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722406/possible-molecular-mechanisms-by-which-an-essential-oil-blend-from-star-anise-rosemary-thyme-and-oregano-and-saponins-increase-the-performance-and-ileal-protein-digestibility-of-growing-broilers
#11
Henry Reyer, Jürgen Zentek, Klaus Männer, Ibrahim M I Youssef, Tobias Aumüller, Julian Weghuber, Klaus Wimmers, Andreas Müller
Phytogenic feed additives represent a potential alternative to antibiotics with attributed health and growth promoting effects. Chickens supplemented with an essential oil blend, a Quillaja saponin blend or a combination of both phytogenic preparations showed a comprehensively and significantly improved apparent ileal digestibility of crude protein and amino acids compared to control birds. Accordingly, holistic transcriptomic analyses of jejunum and liver samples indicated alterations of macromolecule transporters and processing pathways likely culminating in an increased uptake and metabolizing of carbohydrates and fatty acids...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721993/honey-and-olive-oil-as-bio-friendly-substitutes-for-formalin-and-xylene-in-routine-histopathology
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Keerthi Muddana, Jaya Nagendra Krishna Muppala, Shyam Prasad Reddy Dorankula, Aruna Kumari Maloth, Pavan G Kulkarni, Deepsagar Thadudari
BACKGROUND: Formalin has long been the standard fixative and xylene has been the clearing agent for routine histopathology and immunohistochemistry worldwide. In recent years, as a result of increasing concerns about the potential carcinogenicity of formaldehyde and xylene, attempts have been made to find safer alternatives. In the present study, we considered honey as better alternative for formalin and olive oil as safer substitute for xylene. AIMS: The aim of this study was to know whether honey could be a possible substitute for formalin and olive oil could be a possible substitute for xylene...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721723/enrichment-of-long-chain-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-by-coordinated-expression-of-multiple-metabolic-nodes-in-the-oleaginous-microalga-phaeodactylum-tricornutum
#13
Xiang Wang, Yu-Hong Liu, Wei Wei, Xia Zhou, Wasiqi Yuan, Srinivasan Balamurugan, Ting-Bin Hao, Wei-Dong Yang, Jie-Sheng Liu, Hong-Ye Li
Microalgal long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs) have emerged as promising alternatives to depleting fish oils. However, the overproduction of LC-PUFAs in microalgae has remained challenging. Here, we report a sequential metabolic engineering strategy that systematically overcomes the metabolic bottlenecks and overproduces LC-PUFAs. Malonyl CoA-acyl carrier protein transacylase, catalyzing the first committed step in type II fatty acid synthesis, and desaturase 5b, involved in fatty acid desaturation, were coordinately expressed in Phaeodactylum tricornutum...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721674/effective-ion-mobility-peak-width-as-a-new-isomeric-descriptor-for-the-untargeted-analysis-of-complex-mixtures-using-ion-mobility-mass-spectrometry
#14
Mathilde Farenc, Benoit Paupy, Sabrina Marceau, Eleanor Riches, Carlos Afonso, Pierre Giusti
Ion mobility coupled with mass spectrometry was proven to be an efficient way to characterize complex mixtures such as petroleum samples. However, the identification of isomeric species is difficult owing to the molecular complexity of petroleum and no availability of standard molecules. This paper proposes a new simple indicator to estimate the isomeric content of highly complex mixtures. This indicator is based on the full width at half maximum (FWHM) of the extracted ion mobility peak measured in millisecond or square angstrom that is corrected for instrumental factors such as ion diffusion...
July 18, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721623/influence-of-dissolved-organic-matter-and-oil-on-the-biosorption-of-btex-by-macroalgae-in-single-and-multi-solute-systems
#15
Mayra Cecilia Rodriguez-Hernandez, Carlos E Flores-Chaparro, Jose Rene Rangel-Mendez
The effect of dissolved organic matter (DOM) and oil on the removal of the water-soluble compounds benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene isomers (BTEX) by two low-cost biosorbents Macrocystis pyrifera and Ulva expansa) was evaluated. DOM decreased the adsorption capacity of toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes of the two biosorbents. In contrast, the removal of benzene increased under the same conditions in single and multi-solute systems: this effect was dominant in U. expansa biomass treatments. In the presence of DOM and oil in solutions, the removal of BTEX notoriously increased, being oil that contributed the most...
July 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721618/biological-nanopesticides-a-greener-approach-towards-the-mosquito-vector-control
#16
Prabhakar Mishra, Brij Kishore Tyagi, Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Amitava Mukherjee
Mosquitoes, being a vector for some potentially dreadful diseases, pose a considerable threat to people all around the world. The control over the growth and propagation of mosquitoes comprises conventional pesticides, insect growth regulators and other microbial control agents. However, the usage of these common chemicals and conventional pesticides eventually has a negative impact on human health as well as the environment, which therefore becomes a major concern. The lacuna allows nanotechnology to come into action and exploit nanopesticides...
July 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721583/microbial-and-genetically-engineered-oils-as-replacements-for-fish-oil-in-aquaculture-feeds
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M Sprague, M B Betancor, D R Tocher
As the global population grows more of our fish and seafood are being farmed. Fish are the main dietary source of the omega-3 (n-3) long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA), eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) acids, but these cannot be produced in sufficient quantities as are now required for human health. Farmed fish have traditionally been fed a diet consisting of fishmeal and fish oil, rich in n-3 LC-PUFA. However, the increase in global aquaculture production has resulted in these finite and limited marine ingredients being replaced with sustainable alternatives of terrestrial origin that are devoid of n-3 LC-PUFA...
July 18, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721486/modulatory-effect-of-lycopene-against-carbofuran-toxicity-in-african-catfish-clarias-gariepinus
#18
Heba S Hamed, Alaa G M Osman
In the current study, African catfish, Clarias gariepinus, was exposed to a sublethal concentration of carbofuran (CF) to investigate its negative effects on biochemical and oxidative stress biomarkers. Also, the putative role of lycopene (LYC) administration in alleviating these negative effects was evaluated. Fish were divided into six groups in triplicates as follows: group I was without treatment, group II was orally administered corn oil, group III was orally administered 18 mg LYC/kg body weight, group IV was exposed to 0...
July 18, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721203/evaluation-of-mineral-oil-saturated-hydrocarbons-mosh-and-mineral-oil-aromatic-hydrocarbons-moah-in-pure-mineral-hydrocarbon-based-cosmetics-and-cosmetic-raw-materials-using-1-h-nmr-spectroscopy
#19
Dirk W Lachenmeier, Gerd Mildau, Anke Krause, Gerhard Marx, Stephan G Walch, Andrea Hartwig, Thomas Kuballa
Mineral hydrocarbons consist of two fractions, mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) and mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH). MOAH is a potential public health hazard because it may include carcinogenic polycyclic compounds. In the present study, 400 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy was introduced, in the context of official controls, to measure MOSH and MOAH in raw materials or pure mineral hydrocarbon final products (cosmetics and medicinal products). Quantitative determination (qNMR) has been established using the ERETIC methodology (electronic reference to access in vivo concentrations) based on the PULCON principle (pulse length based concentration determination)...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721160/genetic-disruption-of-multidrug-resistance-associated-protein-1-improves-endothelial-function-and-attenuates-atherosclerosis-in-mrp1-ldlr-double-knockout-mice
#20
Julian Jehle, Cornelius F H Müller, Adem Aksoy, Sebastian Zimmer, Georg Nickenig, Vedat Tiyerili
INTRODUCTION: Multidrug resistance-associated protein 1 (MRP1) is an anion transporter which is implicated in the efflux of the intracellular antioxidant anion glutathione as well as leukotrienes. Pharmacological inhibition of MRP1 exhibits antioxidative and anti-atherosclerotic effects both in vitro and in vivo. However, pharmacological inhibitors of MRP1 lack selectivity, which prompted us to study the in vivo impact of a genetic disruption of MRP1 on endothelial dysfunction, reactive oxygen species formation and atherogenesis in an atherosclerotic mouse model...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
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