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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319865/application-of-a-self-organizing-map-and-positive-matrix-factorization-to-investigate-the-spatial-distributions-and-sources-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-soils-from-xiangfen-county-northern-china
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Shi-Yang Tao, Bu-Qing Zhong, Yan Lin, Jin Ma, Yongzhang Zhou, Hong Hou, Long Zhao, Zaijin Sun, Xiaopeng Qin, Huading Shi
The concentrations of 16 priority polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were measured in 128 surface soil samples from Xiangfen County, northern China. The total mass concentration of these PAHs ranged from 52 to 10,524ng/g, with a mean of 723ng/g. Four-ring PAHs contributed almost 50% of the total PAH burden. A self-organizing map and positive matrix factorization were applied to investigate the spatial distribution and source apportionment of PAHs. Three emission sources of PAHs were identified, namely, coking ovens (21...
March 17, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319826/oil-based-adjuvants-delivered-intradermally-induce-high-primary-igg2-immune-response-in-swine
#2
Zrinka Oreskovic, Hana Kudlackova, Josef Krejci, Katerina Nechvatalova, Martin Faldyna
The effects of intradermal application of antigen with or without different adjuvants and activation of immune response are presented in this study. Six groups of six piglets each were immunized with keyhole limpet haemocyanin (KLH) antigen in combination with aluminium hydroxide or oil-based adjuvants (complete and incomplete Freund's adjuvants, Montanide ISA 206 and Emulsigen). IgG1 and IgG2 levels in sera were measured by KLH-specific ELISA. Interestingly, oil-based adjuvants induced high primary IgG2 response, suggesting the Th1 lymphocyte polarization...
March 11, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319777/analysis-of-the-effect-of-temperature-and-reaction-time-on-yields-compositions-and-oil-quality-in-catalytic-and-non-catalytic-lignin-solvolysis-in-a-formic-acid-water-media-using-experimental-design
#3
Mikel Oregui Bengoechea, Nemanja Miletíc, Mari H Vogt, Pedro L Arias, Tanja Barth
The catalytic solvolysis of Norway spruce (Picea abies L.) lignin in a formic acid/water media was explored at different temperatures and reaction times (283-397°C and 21-700min, respectively). Non-catalyzed experiments were compared with the effect of three different type of bifunctional catalysts (Pd/Al2O3, Rh/Al2O3 and Ru/Al2O3) and a solid Lewis acid (γ-Al2O3). We demonstrated that surface response methodology (RSM) and principal component analysis (PCA) were an adequate tool to: (i) evaluate the effect of the catalysts, temperature and reaction time in the oil yield, oil quality (H/C and O/C ratios, and Mw) and composition of the oil, (ii) establish the differences and/or similarities between the three bifunctional catalyst and (iii) to determine the role of the noble metal and the alumina support in the reaction system...
March 1, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319743/crude-oil-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-removal-via-clay-microbe-oil-interactions-effect-of-acid-activated-clay-minerals
#4
Uzochukwu C Ugochukwu, Claire I Fialips
Acid treatment of clay minerals is known to modify their properties such as increase their surface area and surface acidity, making them suitable as catalysts in many chemical processes. However, the role of these surface properties during biodegradation processes of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) is only known for mild acid (0.5 M Hydrochloric acid) treated clays. Four different clay minerals were used for this study: a montmorillonite, a saponite, a palygorskite and a kaolinite. They were treated with 3 M hydrochloric acid to produce acid activated clay minerals...
March 9, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319714/occupational-exposure-of-firefighters-to-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-non-fire-work-environments
#5
Marta Oliveira, Klara Slezakova, Adília Fernandes, João Paulo Teixeira, Cristina Delerue-Matos, Maria do Carmo Pereira, Simone Morais
This work aims to characterize personal exposure of firefighters to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in non-fire work environments (fire stations), and assesses the respective risks. Eighteen PAHs (16 considered by USEPA as priority pollutants, dibenzo[a,l]pyrene and benzo[j]fluoranthene) were monitored in breathing zones of workers at five Portuguese fire stations during a normal shift. The obtained levels of PAHs fulfilled all existent occupational exposure limits as well as air quality guidelines with total concentrations (ΣPAHs) in range of 46...
March 16, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319651/mediterranean-tomato-based-sofrito-protects-against-vascular-alterations-in-obese-zucker-rats-by-preserving-no-bioavailability
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Rosalia Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Francesc Jiménez-Altayó, Laia Alsina, Yara Onetti, Jose F de Alvarenga, Carmen Claro, Elena Ogalla, Nuria Casals, Rosa M Lamuela-Raventos
SCOPE: Sofrito, a key component of the Mediterranean diet, provides nutritional interest due to its high content in bioactive compounds from tomato and olive oil, and especially to the lipid matrix in which these compounds are found. In this study, the potential beneficial effects of dietary intake of sofrito on obesity-related vascular alterations were explored in obese Zucker rats. METHODS AND RESULTS: Obese and lean rats were fed a control diet supplemented or not with 2% (w/w) sofrito for 8 weeks...
March 20, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319400/playing-with-emulsion-formulation-to-control-the-perforation-of-a-freely-expanding-liquid-sheet
#7
Clara Vernay, Laurence Ramos, Alois Würger, Christian Ligoure
A single-drop experiment based on the collision of one drop of liquid on a small solid target is used to produce liquid sheets that are visualized with a fast camera. Upon impact, the drop flattens into a sheet that is bounded by a thicker rim and radially expanding in air. Emulsion-based liquid sheets are destabilized through the nucleation of holes that perforate the sheet during its expansion. The holes grow until they merge together and form a web of ligaments, which are then destabilized into drops. We propose the perforation mechanism as a sequence of two necessary steps...
March 20, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319346/determination-of-oleanolic-acid-in-human-plasma-and-its-association-with-olive-oil-intake-in-healthy-spanish-adults-within-the-epic-spain-cohort-study
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Genevieve Buckland, Antoni Pastor, Leila Lujan-Barroso, Carlos Alberto Gonzalez, Noemie Travier, Pilar Amiano, José María Huerta, Antonio Agudo, Carmen Navarro, María Dolores Chirlaque, Maria-José Sánchez, Miguel Rodríguez-Barranco, Aurelio Barricarte, Eva Ardanaz, Miren Dorronsoro, Amaia Molinuevo, José Ramón Quirós, Rafael de la Torre
SCOPE: Oleanolic acid (OA) is an important triterpenic compound found in olive oil, however little is known about its concentrations in human plasma. We aimed to determine plasma OA levels in a healthy Spanish population and compare them with estimates of dietary olive oil intake. METHODS AND RESULTS: The final study sample included 141 individuals randomly selected from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition Spanish cohort. Dietary olive oil intake was estimated using validated dietary history questionnaires...
February 3, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319178/inter-nesting-movements-and-habitat-use-of-adult-female-kemp-s-ridley-turtles-in-the-gulf-of-mexico
#9
Donna J Shaver, Kristen M Hart, Ikuko Fujisaki, David Bucklin, Autumn R Iverson, Cynthia Rubio, Thomas F Backof, Patrick M Burchfield, Raul de Jesus Gonzales Diaz Miron, Peter H Dutton, Amy Frey, Jaime Peña, Daniel Gomez Gamez, Hector J Martinez, Jaime Ortiz
Species vulnerability is increased when individuals congregate in restricted areas for breeding; yet, breeding habitats are not well defined for many marine species. Identification and quantification of these breeding habitats are essential to effective conservation. Satellite telemetry and switching state-space modeling (SSM) were used to define inter-nesting habitat of endangered Kemp's ridley turtles (Lepidochelys kempii) in the Gulf of Mexico. Turtles were outfitted with satellite transmitters after nesting at Padre Island National Seashore, Texas, USA, from 1998 through 2013 (n = 60); Rancho Nuevo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, during 2010 and 2011 (n = 11); and Tecolutla, Veracruz, Mexico, during 2012 and 2013 (n = 11)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318812/comparative-study-of-anuvasana-basti-with-constant-and-escalating-dose-as-an-alternative-to-snehapana-in-purvakarma-of-vamana-and-virechana
#10
Priyadarshani Arvind Kadus, Surendra M Vedpathak
Snehapana i.e. internal administration of fat is the essential step prior to Vamana and Virechana (therapeutic vomiting and purgation). But it was found that 10-15% patients has got reluctance towards Snehapana hence may deprive the benefits of Shodhana. These inconveniences made us think about effective alternative to counter drawbacks of Snehapana. On the basis of literary review and pilot study, it was confirmed that, Anuvasana Basti can be administered as an alternative for Snehapana. To evaluate samyak snigdha lakshana i...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318490/emulsion-based-synthesis-of-porous-silica
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Hanna Gustafsson, Krister Holmberg
We review the use of various types of emulsions as media for synthesis of porous silica particles. The use of high internal phase emulsions, i.e. emulsions with a high ratio of dispersed to continuous phase, is an approach that has attracted considerable attention. Polymerization of the continuous phase followed by removal of the dispersed phase leads to a material with an even distribution of pores if the emulsion droplets are uniform in size. Another route is to use particle stabilized emulsions as template...
March 11, 2017: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318254/phosphate-fertilizer-and-growing-environment-changes-the-phytochemicals-oil-quality-and-nutritional-composition-of-roundup-ready-gm-and-conventional-soybean
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Tatiane Scilewski da Costa Zanatta, Roberta Manica-Berto, Cristiano Dietrich Ferreira, Michele Maciel Crizel Cardozo, Cesar Valmor Rombaldi, Rui Carlos Zambiazi, Álvaro Renato Guerra Dias
The phosphorus intake (P), genotype, and growth environment in soybean cultivation can affect the composition of the bean. This experiment was conducted in two locations (microregion I and microregion II) by using a randomized complete block design, including conventional soybean cultivars (BRS Sambaíba), genetically modified cultivars (Msoy 9144 Roundup Ready-RR), and varying doses of phosphorus fertilizer (0, 60, 120, and 240 kg/ ha P2O5). Soybeans were evaluated for chemical composition, total phenols, phytic acid, individual isoflavones, antioxidant activity, oil quality, fatty acid profile, total carotenoids, and individual tocopherols...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317774/development-of-an-up-grading-process-to-produce-mlm-structured-lipids-from-sardine-discards
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R Morales-Medina, M Munio, A Guadix, E M Guadix
The aim of the work was to produce MLM structured lipids with caprylic acid (M) as medium chain fatty acid located at the external bonds of the glycerol backbone and concentrated polyunsaturated fatty acids (L) from sardine discards (Sardine pilchardus) in the central bond of the glycerol. To that end, the following steps were conducted: (i) fish oil extraction, (ii) Omega-3 free fatty acids (FFA) concentration (low temperature winterization), (iii) two-steps enzymatic esterification and (iv) triacylglycerols (TAG) purification (liquid column chromatography)...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317770/characterization-enhancement-and-modelling-of-mannosylerythritol-lipid-production-by-fungal-endophyte-ceriporia-lacerate-chzju
#14
Yongwu Niu, Linlin Fan, Di Gu, Jianan Wu, Qihe Chen
The glycolipid biosurfactants mannosylerythritol lipids (MELs) attract great attention for their biodegradability, super emulsifying properties and versatile bioactivities. In this study, the MEL deriving from Ceriporia lacerate CHZJU was identified as MEL-A, and its critical micelle concentration and emulsifying activities were assessed. To examine the production of MELs from Ceriporia lacerate, a Plackett-Burman design and response surface methodology were used to optimize the culture nutrients. The optimal medium contains 1g/L yeast extract, 1...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317761/functionalities-of-chitosan-conjugated-with-stearic-acid-and-gallic-acid-and-application-of-the-modified-chitosan-in-stabilizing-labile-aroma-compounds-in-an-oil-in-water-emulsion
#15
Tsung-Shi Yang, Tai-Ti Liu, I-Hwa Lin
The aims of this research were to conjugate chitosan (CT) with stearic acid (SA) and gallic acid (GA), and apply the modified chitosan to stabilize labile aroma compounds such as allyl isothiocyanate (AITC) and limonene in oil-in-water emulsions. Generally, the antioxidant activity of CT-SA-GA increased as the GA content in the conjugate increased. In most assays, GA had a lower IC50 value than that of CT-SA-GA; however, CT-SA-GA exhibited better performance than GA in the Fe(2+)-chelating activity. In accelerated tests (heating or illumination) for evaluating the chemical stability of AITC and limonene during storage, CT-SA and CT-SA-GA were used to prepare AITC and limonene O/W emulsions, respectively...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317752/facile-preparation-of-magnetic-carbon-nanotubes-immobilized-lipase-for-highly-efficient-synthesis-of-1-3-dioleoyl-2-palmitoylglycerol-rich-human-milk-fat-substitutes
#16
Mingming Zheng, Shi Wang, Xia Xiang, Jie Shi, Juan Huang, Qianchun Deng, Fenghong Huang, Junyong Xiao
In this study, Candida lipolytica lipase (CLL) was immobilized on magnetic multi-walled carbon nanotubes (mMWCNTs) via hydrophobic and cation-exchange interaction. The resultant immobilized CLL showed much better thermal stability, biocatalyst activity and easier recycling than the free form. A method for efficient enzymatic acidolysis of tripalmitin (PPP) with oleic acid (OA), to produce OPO-rich TAGs, was developed, using the immobilized CLL as the biocatalyst. Under optimized conditions (2% water, 20mg/ml enzyme, 1:6 PPP/OA, 50°C, 2h), the content of OPO in the final product reached 46...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317745/the-impact-of-rhizopus-oryzae-cultivation-on-rice-bran-gamma-oryzanol-recovery-and-its-antioxidant-properties
#17
Kelly Cristina Massarolo, Taiana Denardi de Souza, Carolina Carvalho Collazzo, Eliana Badiale Furlong, Leonor Almeida de Souza Soares
This study evaluated the effect of the solid state cultivation (SSC) time of rice bran by Rhizopus oryzae on γ-oryzanol recovery and its antioxidant properties. Gamma-oryzanol was extracted with organic solvents and its extracts were characterized by GC-FID and HPLC-UV. The antioxidant capacity was assessed by DPPH and ABTS(+) assays, β-carotene/linoleic acid system, and reduction of oxidation in lipid system. The biomass showed the γ-oryzanol recovery increased by 51.5% (20.52mg/g), and 5.7% in polyunsaturated fatty acids...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317740/physicochemical-and-thermal-characteristics-of-australian-chia-seed-oil
#18
Yakindra Prasad Timilsena, Jitraporn Vongsvivut, Raju Adhikari, Benu Adhikari
Physicochemical and thermal characteristics of Australian chia seed oil (CSO) were studied. The specific gravity, viscosity and refractive index of CSO at ambient temperature were 0.93, 43.2mPa.s and 1.48, respectively. The acid, peroxide, saponification and iodine values and unsaponifiable matter content of CSO were 2.54gKOH/kg oil, 4.33meqO2/kg oil, 197gKOH/kg oil, 204gI2/kg oil and 1.12%, respectively. α-linolenic acid is the most abundant fatty acid comprising (64.39% of total oil) followed by linoleic acid (21...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317728/direct-study-of-minor-extra-virgin-olive-oil-components-without-any-sample-modification-1-h-nmr-multisupression-experiment-a-powerful-tool
#19
Ainhoa Ruiz-Aracama, Encarnación Goicoechea, María D Guillén
Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance ((1)H NMR) was employed to study monovarietal commercial Spanish extra-virgin olive oils (EVOO) (Arbequina, Arroniz, Cornicabra, Hojiblanca and Picual). Each sample was analyzed by a standard pulse and by an experiment suppressing the main lipid signals, enabling the detection of signals of minor components. The aim was to determine the possibilities of both (1)H NMR approaches to characterize EVOO composition, focusing on acyl groups, squalene, sterols, triterpene acids/esters, fatty alcohols, wax esters and phenols (lignans, tyrosol, hydroxytyrosol, oleocanthal, oleacein, oleokoronal, oleomissional, ligstrodials and oleuropeindials), and to determine hydrolysis and oxidation levels...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317465/anti-cryptococcal-activity-of-ethanol-crude-extract-and-hexane-fraction-from-ocimum-basilicum-var-maria-bonita-mechanisms-of-action-and-synergism-with-amphotericin-b-and-ocimum-basilicum-essential-oil
#20
Nathalia N R Cardoso, Celuta S Alviano, Arie F Blank, Maria de Fátima Arrigoni-Blank, Maria Teresa V Romanos, Marcel M L Cunha, Antonio Jorge R da Silva, Daniela S Alviano
CONTEXT: Ocimum basilicum L. (Lamiaceae) has been used in folk medicine to treat headaches, kidney disorders, and intestinal worms. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the anti-cryptococcal activity of ethanol crude extract and hexane fraction obtained from O. basilicum var. Maria Bonita leaves. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The MIC values for Cryptococcus sp. were obtained according to Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute in a range of 0.3-2500 μg/mL...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
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