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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212269/separation-and-characterization-of-angiotensin-i-converting-enzyme-ace-inhibitory-peptides-from-saurida-elongata-proteins-hydrolysate-by-imac-ni-2
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Lixia Sun, Shanguang Wu, Liqin Zhou, Feng Wang, Xiongdiao Lan, Jianhua Sun, Zhangfa Tong, Dankui Liao
Lizard fish protein hydrolysates (LFPH) were prepared from Lizard fish (Saurida elongata) proteins possessing powerful angiotensin I converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitory activity and the fraction (LFPH-I) with high ACE inhibitory activity was obtained through ultrafiltration. The active Fraction (F2) was isolated from LFPH-I using immobilized metal affinity chromatography (IMAC-Ni(2+)). Analysis of amino acid levels revealed that F2 eluted from IMAC was enriched in Met, His, Tyr, Pro, Ile, and Leu compared to the crude peptide LFPH-I...
February 15, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210891/aquatic-monitoring-programs-conducted-during-environmental-impact-assessments-in-canada-preliminary-assessment-before-and-after-weakened-environmental-regulation
#2
Brynn Roach, Tony R Walker
Aquatic monitoring programs are imperative for the functioning of the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process and a cornerstone for industrial compliance in Canada. However, in 2012, several leading pieces of federal environmental legislation (e.g., Canadian Environmental Assessment Act c.19, s. 52, 2012) were drastically altered, effectively weakening levels of environmental protection for aquatic ecosystems during project developments. This paper assesses the impact of CEAA 2012 on aquatic monitoring programs (and subsequent monitoring data reporting) across Canada for ten projects (five completed pre-CEAA 2012 and five completed post-CEAA 2012)...
March 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209920/effect-of-captopril-on-radiation-induced-tgf-%C3%AE-1-secretion-in-ea-hy926-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
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Jingni Wei, Hui Xu, Yinyin Liu, Baiyu Li, Fuxiang Zhou
The pathophysiological mechanism involved in the sustained endothelial secretion of cytokines that leads to fibrosis 6-16 months after radiotherapy remains unclear. Angiotensin II (Ang II) is produced by the endothelium in response to stressing stimuli, like radiation, and may induce the synthesis of TGF-β, a profibrotic cytokine. In this study we tested the hypothesis that captopril, an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, inhibits or attenuates radiation-induced endothelial TGF-β1 secretion. The human endothelial hybrid cell line EA...
February 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209222/roles-of-angiotensin-peptides-and-recombinant-human-ace2-in-heart-failure
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Ratnadeep Basu, Marko Poglitsch, Haran Yogasundaram, Jissy Thomas, Brian H Rowe, Gavin Y Oudit
BACKGROUND: The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is activated in heart failure (HF) and inhibition of RAS is a mainstay therapy for HF. Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) and its product, angiotensin 1-7 (Ang-[1-7]), are important negative regulators of the RAS. OBJECTIVES: A comprehensive examination of angiotensin peptide levels and therapeutic effects of recombinant human ACE2 (rhACE2) on peptide metabolism was evaluated in human plasma and explanted heart tissue from patients with HF...
February 21, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207324/is-serum-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-level-useful-for-determining-necroinflammatory-activity-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-infection
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Ahmet Tay, Fatih Albayrak, Sevilay Ozmen, Ayse Albayrak, Kemalettin Ozden
AIM: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the findings from liver biopsy and the serum angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) level to determine whether ACE might serve as a potential noninvasive sign of necroinflammatory activity in patients with Chronic Hepatitis B (CHB) infection. METHODS: A total of 54 CHB patients referred for liver biopsy were enrolled in the study. Serum ACE levels were determined photometrically with a kinetic test...
February 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207279/angiotensin-converting-inhibitors-and-angiotensin-ii-receptor-blockers-and-longitudinal-change-in-percent-emphysema-on-computed-tomography-the-mesa-lung-study
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Megha A Parikh, Carrie P Aaron, Eric A Hoffman, Joseph E Schwartz, Jaime Madrigano, John H M Austin, Ravi Kalhan, Gina Lovasi, Karol Watson, Karen Hinckley Stukovsky, R Graham Barr
RATIONALE: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Emphysema on computed tomography (CT) is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in patients with and without spirometrically defined COPD but no available medications target emphysema.  Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) and endothelial dysfunction are implicated in emphysema pathogenesis, and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB) inhibit TGF-β, improve endothelial function and restore airspace architecture in murine models...
February 16, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202024/who-cone-bio-assays-of-classical-and-new-generation-long-lasting-insecticidal-nets-call-for-innovative-insecticides-targeting-the-knock-down-resistance-mechanism-in-benin
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Marius Allossogbe, Virgile Gnanguenon, Boulais Yovogan, Bruno Akinro, Rodrigue Anagonou, Fiacre Agossa, André Houtoukpe, Germain Gil Padonou, Martin Akogbeto
BACKGROUND: To increase the effectiveness of insecticide-treated nets (ITN) in areas of high resistance, new long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) called new-generation nets have been developed. These nets are treated with the piperonyl butoxide (PBO) synergist which inhibit the action of detoxification enzymes. The effectiveness of the new-generation nets has been proven in some studies, but their specific effect on mosquitoes carrying detoxification enzymes and those carrying both detoxification enzymes and the knock-down resistance gene in Benin is not well known...
February 15, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196559/the-link-between-childhood-adversity-and-late-life-mental-health-evidence-for-the-influence-of-early-life-experiences-or-illusory-correlations
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Tracy D Vannorsdall, Cynthia A Munro
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) reflect stressful or traumatic early life events such as abuse, neglect, and significant household challenges. These experiences are increasingly appreciated as factors that exert influence on physical and mental functioning throughout the lifespan. Numerous studies have demonstrated dose-response relationships between the number of ACEs reported and negative health outcomes in adulthood (Anda et al., 2006). At the same time, evidence points to the role of ACEs in the development of heightened biological reactivity to stress that may serve to increase vulnerability to the development of mental and substance use disorders (e...
March 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196137/effects-of-dietary-nutrient-levels-on-microbial-community-composition-and-diversity-in-the-ileal-contents-of-pregnant-huanjiang-mini-pigs
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Yujiao Ji, Xiangfeng Kong, Huawei Li, Qian Zhu, Qiuping Guo, Yulong Yin
The mammalian gut microbiota influences various metabolic and physiological processes. Substantial metabolic changes occur during a healthy pregnancy that may be related to microbiota composition dynamics. However, the effect of diet on intestinal microbiota composition and diversity during pregnancy remains unclear. We examined the ileal contents of Huanjiang mini-pigs at two pregnancy stages to determine the effects of dietary nutrient levels on such microbial communities. Animals received either a higher-nutrient (HN) diet formulated to meet US National Research Council requirements or a lower-nutrient (LN) diet that met the Chinese National Feeding Standard recommendations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195972/individual-and-combined-influence-of-ace-and-actn3-genes-on-muscle-phenotypes-in-polish-athletes
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Joanna Orysiak, Joanna Mazur-Różycka, Krzysztof Busko, Jan Gajewski, Beata Szczepanska, Jadwiga Malczewska-Lenczowska
The aim of this study was to examine the association between ACE and ACTN3 genes, independently or in combination, and muscle strength and power in male and female athletes. The study involved 398 young male (n=266) and female (n=132) athletes representing various sport disciplines (ice hockey, canoeing, swimming, volleyball). All were Caucasians. The following measurements were taken: height of jump and mechanical power in countermovement jump (CMJ) and spike jump (SPJ), and muscle strength of 10 muscle groups (flexors and extensors of the elbow, shoulder, hip, knee and trunk)...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195465/identification-and-relative-quantification-of-bioactive-peptides-sequentially-released-during-simulated-gastrointestinal-digestion-of-commercial-kefir
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Yufang Liu, Monika Pischetsrieder
Health-promoting effects of kefir may be partially caused by bioactive peptides. To evaluate their formation or degradation during gastrointestinal digestion, we monitored changes of the peptide profile in a model of oral (1), gastric (2) and small intestinal (3) digestion of kefir. MALDI-TOF-MS analyses revealed clearly different profiles between digests 2/3 and kefir/digest 1. Subsequent UPLC-ESI-MS/MS identified 92 peptides in total (25, 25, 43, and 30, partly overlapping in kefir and digests 1, 2, and 3, respectively), including 16 peptides with ascribed bioactivity...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193328/engineering-neurospora-crassa-for-cellobionate-production-directly-from-cellulose-without-any-enzyme-addition
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Hui Lin, Amanda Hildebrand, Takao Kasuga, Zhiliang Fan
In a cellulosic biorefinery, the cellulase enzymes needed for hydrolysis are one of the major contributors to high processing costs, while the hydrolysis product, cellobiose, has strong inhibition to the cellulases. In this study, we report engineering recombinant Neurospora crassa strains which are able to produce cellobionate, an organic acid, from cellulose without any enzyme addition. Recombinant strains were constructed by heterologously expressing laccase genes from different sources under different promoters in N...
April 2017: Enzyme and Microbial Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192475/adverse-cardiac-effects-of-exogenous-angiotensin-1-7-in-rats-with-subtotal-nephrectomy-are-prevented-by-ace-inhibition
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Louise M Burrell, Daniel Gayed, Karen Griggs, Sheila K Patel, Elena Velkoska
We previously reported that exogenous angiotensin (Ang) 1-7 has adverse cardiac effects in experimental kidney failure due to its action to increase cardiac angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) activity. This study investigated if the addition of an ACE inhibitor (ACEi) to Ang 1-7 infusion would unmask any beneficial effects of Ang 1-7 on the heart in experimental kidney failure. Male Sprague-Dawley rats underwent subtotal nephrectomy (STNx) and were treated with vehicle, the ACEi ramipril (oral 1mg/kg/day), Ang 1-7 (subcutaneous 24 μg/kg/h) or dual therapy (all groups, n = 12)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192226/use-of-preventive-medication-in-patients-with-limited-life-expectancy-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Arjun Poudel, Patsy Yates, Debra Rowett, Lisa M Nissen
CONTEXT: Optimal prescribing in patients with limited life expectancy remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: This study systematically reviews the published literature regarding the use of preventive medication in patients with reduced life expectancy. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted using three databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE and CINAHL). Articles published in English from January 1995 to December 2015 were retrieved for analysis to identify peer-reviewed, observational studies assessing use of preventive medications in patients with limited life expectancy...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190558/antegrade-continence-enemas-improve-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-medically-refractory-encopresis
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Joseph T Church, Sidd Simha, Laurie C Wild, Daniel H Teitelbaum, Peter F Ehrlich
PURPOSE: Fecal incontinence is a socially debilitating problem for many children. We hypothesized that in selected patients with medically-refractory encopresis, placement of an appendicostomy or cecostomy tube for administration of antegrade continence enemas (ACE) would improve quality of life (QOL). METHODS: We reviewed all patients with encopresis who underwent appendicostomy or cecostomy placement from 2003 to 2014 at our institution. We contacted subjects' parents by phone and administered 3 surveys: a survey reflecting current stooling habits, a disease-specific QOL survey, and the PedsQL™ QOL survey...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185171/neprilysin-inhibitors-in-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Guson Kang, Dipanjan Banerjee
Mortality from heart failure remains high despite advances in medical therapy over the last three decades. Angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitor (ARNI) combinations are the latest addition to the heart failure medical armamentarium, which is built on the cornerstone regimen of beta blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers, and aldosterone antagonists. Recent trial data have shown a significant mortality benefit from ARNIs, which, as of May 2016, have now received a class I recommendation for use in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction from the major American and European cardiology societies...
February 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184975/alkaline-phosphatase-a-biomarker-of-cardiac-function-in-pediatric-patients
#17
Elizabeth S Makil, Xinyu Tang, Elizabeth A Frazier, R Thomas Collins
Myocardial dysfunction and heart failure are common in pediatric patients with congenital and acquired heart disease. Alkaline phosphatase (AP) has been suggested as a biomarker for myocardial dysfunction after Fontan operation. We hypothesized that pediatric patients with myocardial dysfunction requiring orthotopic heart transplant (OHT) have diminished AP compared to normal. A retrospective review was performed in all patients who underwent OHT at Arkansas Children's Hospital between January 2007 and October 2012...
February 9, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183594/a-novel-nano-hydroxyapatite-pmma-hybrid-scaffolds-adopted-by-conjugated-thermal-induced-phase-separation-tips-and-wet-chemical-approach-analysis-of-its-mechanical-and-biological-properties
#18
Radha G, Balakumar S, Balaji Venkatesan, Elangovan Vellaichamy
In this study, we report the preparation of nano-hydroxyapatite (nHAp) incorporated poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) scaffolds by conjugated thermal induced phase separation (TIPS) and wet-chemical approach, which essentially facilitates the enhancement of both mechanical as well as biological properties of the scaffolds. The dissolution of PMMA was accomplished by acetone (Ace scaffold), ethanol-water (E-W scaffold) and isopropanol-water (I-W scaffold) mixtures as solvents. The existence of nHAp in PMMA matrix was investigated systematically...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183168/effects-of-alfalfa-flavonoids-extract-on-the-microbial-flora-of-dairy-cow-rumen
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Jinshun Zhan, Mingmei Liu, Caixia Wu, Xiaoshuang Su, Kang Zhan, Guo Qi Zhao
Objective: The effect of flavonoids from alfalfa on the microbial flora was determined using molecular techniques of 16S ribosome deoxyribonucleic acid (rDNA) analysis. Methods:Four primiparous Holstein heifers fitted with ruminal cannulas were used in a 4 × 4 Latin square design and fed a total mixed ration (TMR) to which alfalfa flavonoids extract (AFE) was added at the rates of 0 (A, control), 20 (B), 60 (C) or 100 (D) mg per kg of heifer body weight (BW) . Results: The number of OTUs in heifers given higher levels of flavonoid extract (C and D) was higher than for the two other treatments...
February 1, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181686/the-effect-of-a-histone-deacetylase-inhibitor-ar-42-on-canine-prostate-cancer-growth-and-metastasis
#20
Said M Elshafae, Nicole A Kohart, Lucas A Altstadt, Wessel P Dirksen, Thomas J Rosol
BACKGROUND: Canine prostate cancer (PCa) is an excellent preclinical model for human PCa. AR-42 is a histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDACi) developed at The Ohio State University that inhibits the proliferation of several cancers, including multiple myeloma, lung, and hepatocellular cancer. In this study, we investigated whether AR-42 would prevent or decrease. The growth and metastasis of a canine PCa (Ace-1 cells) to bone in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: Proliferation, cell viability, invasion, and metastasis of a canine prostate cancer cell line (Ace-1) were measured following treatment with AR-42...
February 9, 2017: Prostate
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