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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323929/human-brown-adipose-tissue-temperature-and-fat-fraction-are-related-to-its-metabolic-activity
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Kalle Koskensalo, Juho Raiko, Teemu Saari, Virva Saunavaara, Olli Eskola, Pirjo Nuutila, Jani Saunavaara, Riitta Parkkola, Kirsi A Virtanen
Background and aim: The metabolic activity of human brown adipose tissue (BAT) has been previously examined using positron-emission-tomography (PET). The aim of this study was to use proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (1H MRS) to investigate whether the temperature and the fat fraction (FF) of brown and white adipose tissue (WAT) are associated with BAT metabolic activity determined by 18F-FDG-PET. Materials and methods: Ten healthy subjects (4f/6m, 25-45 y) were studied using PET-MRI during acute cold exposure and at ambient room temperature...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323499/antiproliferative-activity-of-egg-yolk-peptides-in-human-colon-cancer-cells
#2
Marwa N Yousr, Akram A Aloqbi, Ulfat M Omar, Nazlin K Howell
Egg yolk peptides were successfully prepared from egg yolk protein by-products after lecithin extraction. Defatted egg yolk protein was hydrolyzed with pepsin and pancreatin and purified by gel filtration to produce egg yolk gel filtration fraction (EYGF-33) with antiproliferative activity. The highlight of this study was that the peptide EYGF-33 (1.0 mg/ml) significantly inhibits cell viability of colon cancer cells (Caco-2) with no inhibitory effects on the viability of human colon epithelial normal cells (HCEC) after 48 h...
March 21, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323490/triterpenoid-acids-as-important-antiproliferative-constituents-of-european-elderberry-fruits
#3
Michał Gleńsk, Elżbieta Czapińska, Marta Woźniak, Ireneusz Ceremuga, Maciej Włodarczyk, Grzegorz Terlecki, Piotr Ziółkowski, Ewa Seweryn
In Europe, both the fruits and flowers of Sambucus nigra L. have been used against cold, as well as laxative, diaphoretic, and diuretic remedies. There are also a number of commercially available food products that contain elderberry juice, puréed or dried elderberries. Recent comprehensive literature data on pharmacology and chemistry of Sambuci fructus have encouraged us to screen extracts with different polarities from this plant material against cancer cell lines. The cytotoxic activity of the ethyl acetate and aqueous acetone extracts from elderberries as well as detected triterpenoids on human colon adenocarcinoma cell line (LoVo) and human breast cancer cell line (MCF-7) was investigated by sulforhodamine B assay...
March 21, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319775/dilute-alkali-pretreatment-of-softwood-pine-a-biorefinery-approach
#4
Ali Safari, Keikhosro Karimi, Marzieh Shafiei
Dilute alkali pretreatment was performed on softwood pine to maximize ethanol and biogas production via a biorefinery approach. Alkali pretreatments were performed with 0-2% w/v NaOH at 100-180°C for 1-5h. The liquid fraction of the pretreated substrates was subjected to anaerobic digestion. The solid fraction of the pretreatment was used for separate enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation. High ethanol yields of 76.9‒78.0% were achieved by pretreatment with 2% (w/v) NaOH at 180°C. The highest biogas yield of 244mL/g volatile solid (at 25°C, 1bar) was achieved by the pretreatment with 1% (w/v) NaOH at 180°C...
March 7, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319761/dynamic-changes-of-dissolved-organic-matter-in-membrane-bioreactors-at-different-organic-loading-rates-evidence-from-spectroscopic-and-chromatographic-methods
#5
Tahir Maqbool, Jinwoo Cho, Jin Hur
Excitation emission matrix-parallel factor analysis (EEM-PARAFAC) and size exclusion chromatography (SEC) were utilized to explore the dynamics in extracellular polymeric substances (EPS), soluble microbial products (SMP), and effluent for the membrane bioreactors at two different organic loading rates (OLRs). Combination of three different fluorescent components explained the compositional changes of dissolved organic matter. The lower OLR resulted in a higher production of tryptophan-like component (C1) in EPS, while the opposite trends were found for the other two components (humic-like C2 and tyrosine-like C3), signifying the role of C1 in the endogenous condition...
March 9, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318962/effects-of-an-acid-alkaline-treatment-on-the-release-of-antioxidants-and-cellulose-from-different-agro-food-wastes
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Vellingiri Vadivel, Alessandro Moncalvo, Roberta Dordoni, Giorgia Spigno
The present investigation was aimed to evaluate the release of both antioxidants and cellulosic fibre from different agro-food wastes. Cost-effective and easily available agro-food residues (brewers' spent grains, hazelnut shells, orange peels and wheat straw) were selected and submitted to a double-step acid/alkaline fractionation process. The obtained acid and alkaline liquors were analysed for total phenols content and antioxidant capacity. The final fibre residue was analysed for the cellulose, lignin and hemicellulose content...
March 15, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318960/lab-scale-pyrolysis-of-the-automotive-shredder-residue-light-fraction-and-characterization-of-tar-and-solid-products
#7
Manuela Anzano, Elena Collina, Elsa Piccinelli, Marina Lasagni
The general aim of this study is the recovery of Automotive Shredder Residue (ASR). The ASR light fraction, or car fluff, that was collected at an Italian shredding plant was pyrolysed at various temperatures (500-800°C) in a lab-scale reactor. The condensable gases (tar) and solid residue yields increased with decreasing temperature, and these products were characterized to suggest a potential use to reclaim them. The higher heating value (HHV) of tar was 34-37MJ/kg, which is comparable with those of fossil fuels...
March 16, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317750/effects-of-storage-time-and-temperature-on-lipid-oxidation-of-egg-powders-enriched-with-natural-antioxidants
#8
Paula Toshimi Matumoto-Pintro, Alice Eiko Murakami, Ana Carolina Pelaes Vital, Camila Croge, Denise Felix da Silva, Ivan Camilo Ospina-Roja, Ana Flávia Quiles Garcia Guerra
The lipid fraction of egg powder may be affected by storage conditions due to the development of oxidative rancidity caused by polyunsaturated fatty acids. This study evaluated egg powders enriched with antioxidants [tocopherol, catechin, lycopene, and butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)] for conjugated dienes (during a 90-day period) and for malonaldehydes (during a 210-day period) at 25±2 and 4±1°C. The presence of lycopene and BHA increases the total phenolic compounds in the enriched egg powders, and BHA exhibits the most antioxidant activity, as quantified by an ABTS assay...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317743/synthesis-of-1-3-distearoyl-2-oleoylglycerol-by-enzymatic-acidolysis-in-a-solvent-free-system
#9
Xiaosan Wang, Yang Chen, Liyou Zheng, Qingzhe Jin, Xingguo Wang
1,3-Distearoyl-2-oleoylglycerol (SOS) is widely used as a cocoa butter improver and an anti-blooming agent in the chocolate industry. In this study, an effective process was developed to prepare SOS by enzymatic acidolysis. Under optimal reaction conditions (substrate molar ratio of 12, NS40086 loading of 10%, a solvent-free system, 75°C for 4h), a SOS yield of 70.2% was obtained. Subsequently, two-step purification was applied to purify the crude SOS product. Free fatty acids were completely removed after molecular distillation...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317324/big-in-the-benthos-future-change-of-seafloor-community-biomass-in-a-global-body-size-resolved-model
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Andrew Yool, Adrian P Martin, Thomas R Anderson, Brian J Bett, Daniel O B Jones, Henry A Ruhl
Deep-water benthic communities in the ocean are almost wholly dependent on near-surface pelagic ecosystems for their supply of energy and material resources. Primary production in sunlit surface waters is channelled through complex food webs that extensively recycle organic material, but lose a fraction as particulate organic carbon (POC) that sinks into the ocean interior. This exported production is further rarefied by microbial breakdown in the abyssal ocean, but a residual ultimately drives diverse assemblages of seafloor heterotrophs...
March 19, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317054/theoretically-derived-mechanisms-of-hpald-photolysis-in-isoprene-oxidation
#11
Zhen Liu, Vinh Son Nguyen, Jeremy Harvey, Jean-François Müller, Jozef Peeters
In this work we identified and theoretically quantified two photolysis mechanisms of HPALDs (hydroperoxy aldehydes) that result from the isomerization of peroxy radicals in the atmospheric oxidation of isoprene at low/moderate NOx. As a first photolysis mechanism, we show that a fraction of the initially excited S1-state HPALDs isomerizes by a near-barrierless 1,5 H-shift at a rate approaching 10(12) s(-1) - competing with the ∼equally fast intersystem crossing to the T2 triplet state - forming an unstable biradical that spontaneously expels an OH (hydroxyl) radical...
March 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316232/in-vitro-reduction-of-arsenic-bioavailability-using-dietary-strategies
#12
M J Clemente, V Devesa, D Velez
The main route of human exposure to inorganic arsenic (As) is through consumption of food and water. Continued exposure to inorganic As [As(III) and As(V)] may cause a variety of diseases, including various types of cancer. Removal of As from these sources is complex, especially for food. One way to decrease As exposure could be by reducing intestinal absorption of it. The aim of this study is to seek dietary strategies (pure compounds, extracts, or supplements) that are capable of reducing the amount of As that is absorbed and reaches the systemic circulation...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315772/fractionation-of-the-gulf-toadfish-intestinal-precipitate-organic-matrix-reveals-potential-functions-of-individual-proteins
#13
Kevin L Schauer, Martin Grosell
The regulatory mechanisms behind the production of CaCO3 in the marine teleost intestine are poorly studied despite being essential for osmoregulation and responsible for a conservatively estimated 3-15% of annual oceanic CaCO3 production. It has recently been reported that the intestinally derived precipitates produced by fish as a byproduct of their osmoregulatory strategy form in conjunction with a proteinaceous matrix containing nearly 150 unique proteins. The individual functions of these proteins have not been the subject of investigation until now...
March 15, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315680/selenoprotein-s-is-required-for-clearance-of-c99-through-endoplasmic-reticulum-associated-degradation
#14
Jun Ki Jang, Ki Jun Park, Jea Hwang Lee, Kwan Young Ko, Seongman Kang, Ick Young Kim
Amyloid beta precursor protein (APP) is normally cleaved by α-secretase, but can also be cleaved by β-secretase (BACE1) to produce C99 fragments in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane. C99 is subsequently cleaved to amyloid β (Aβ), the aggregation of which is known to cause Alzheimer's disease. Therefore, C99 removing is for preventing the disease. Selenoprotein S (SelS) is an ER membrane protein participating in endoplasmic reticulum-associated degradation (ERAD), one of the stages in resolving ER stress of misfolded proteins accumulated in the ER...
March 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314859/effects-of-cetp-inhibition-with-anacetrapib-on-metabolism-of-vldl-tg-and-plasma-apolipoproteins-c-ii-c-iii-and-e
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John S Millar, Michael E Lassman, Tiffany Thomas, Rajasekhar Ramakrishnan, Patricia Jumes, Richard L Dunbar, Emile M deGoma, Amanda L Baer, Wahida Karmally, Daniel S Donovan, Hashmi Rafeek, John A Wagner, Stephen Holleran, Joseph Obunike, Yang Liu, Soumia Aoujil, Taylor Standiford, David E Gutstein, Henry N Ginsberg, Daniel J Rader, Gissette Reyes-Soffer
Cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) mediates the transfer of HDL cholesteryl esters(CE) for TG in VLDL/LDL. CETP inhibition, with anacetrapib, increases HDL-cholesterol(C), reduces LDL-C and lowers TG levels. This study describes the mechanisms responsible for TG lowering by examining the kinetics of VLDL-TG and apolipoproteins (apo) C-II, C-III, and E. Hypercholesterolemic subjects were randomized to either placebo(N=10) or atorvastatin 20 mg/qd(N=29) for 4 weeks(period 1) followed by 8-weeks of anacetrapib, 100 mg/qd(period 2)...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306194/electrospun-biodegradable-microfibers-induce-new-collagen-formation-in-a-rat-abdominal-wall-defect-model-a-possible-treatment-for-pelvic-floor-repair
#16
Cecilie Glindtvad, Menglin Chen, Jens Vinge Nygaard, Lise Wogensen, Axel Forman, Carl Christian Danielsen, Mehmet Berat Taskin, Karl-Erik Andersson, Susanne Maigaard Axelsen
Half of the female population over age 50 years will experience pelvic organ prolapse. We suggest a new approach based on tissue engineering principles to functionally reconstruct the anatomical structures of the pelvic floor. The aim of this study is to investigate the mechanical performance and effect on collagen and elastin production of a degradable mesh releasing basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF). Implantation of biodegradable mesh with or without bFGF in their core has been conducted in 40 rats in an abdominal wall defect model...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303624/effect-of-eplerenone-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-reduced-ejection-fraction-potential-effect-modification-by-abdominal-obesity-insight-from-the-emphasis-hf-trial
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Arnaud Olivier, Bertram Pitt, Nicolas Girerd, Zohra Lamiral, Jean-Loup Machu, John J V McMurray, Karl Swedberg, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Timothy J Collier, Stuart J Pocock, Patrick Rossignol, Faiez Zannad, Anne Pizard
AIMS: An excessive production of aldosterone influences outcome in patients with heart failure (HF) and in obese patients. Findings from laboratory studies suggest that chronic aldosterone blockade maybe more beneficial in abdominally obese HF-prone rats. In the current study, we investigated if the clinical response to a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist in mildly symptomatic HF patients varied by abdominal obesity. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 2587 NYHA class II, reduced ejection fraction HF (HFrEF) patients enrolled in the EMPHASIS-HF trial were randomly assigned to eplerenone and placebo...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303535/hyaluronic-acid-based-hydrogel-coating-does-not-affect-bone-apposition-at-the-implant-surface-in-a-rabbit-model
#18
W Boot, D Gawlitta, P G J Nikkels, B Pouran, M H P van Rijen, W J A Dhert, H Ch Vogely
BACKGROUND: Uncemented orthopaedic implants rely on the bone-implant interface to provide stability, therefore it is essential that a coating does not interfere with the bone-forming processes occurring at the implant interface. In addition, local application of high concentrations of antibiotics for prophylaxis or treatment of infection may be toxic for osteoblasts and could impair bone growth. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: In this animal study, we investigated the effect of a commercially available hydrogel, either unloaded or loaded with 2% vancomycin...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303128/a-high-throughput-screening-platform-of-microbial-natural-products-for-the-discovery-of-molecules-with-antibiofilm-properties-against-salmonella
#19
Sonia Paytubi, Mercedes de La Cruz, Jose R Tormo, Jesús Martín, Ignacio González, Victor González-Menendez, Olga Genilloud, Fernando Reyes, Francisca Vicente, Cristina Madrid, Carlos Balsalobre
In this report, we describe a High-Throughput Screening (HTS) to identify compounds that inhibit biofilm formation or cause the disintegration of an already formed biofilm using the Salmonella Enteritidis 3934 strain. Initially, we developed a new methodology for growing Salmonella biofilms suitable for HTS platforms. The biomass associated with biofilm at the solid-liquid interface was quantified by staining both with resazurin and crystal violet, to detect living cells and total biofilm mass, respectively...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302185/in-vitro-ruminal-fermentation-characteristics-and-utilisable-cp-supply-of-sainfoin-and-birdsfoot-trefoil-silages-and-their-mixtures-with-other-legumes
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A Grosse Brinkhaus, U Wyss, Y Arrigo, M Girard, G Bee, J O Zeitz, M Kreuzer, F Dohme-Meier
The extensive protein degradation occurring during ensiling decreases the nutritive value of silages, but this might be counteracted by tannins. Therefore, silages from two legume species containing condensed tannins (CT) - sainfoin (SF) and birdsfoot trefoil (two cultivars: birdsfoot trefoil, cv. Bull (BTB) and birdsfoot trefoil, cv. Polom) - were compared for their in vitro ruminal fermentation characteristics. The effect of combining them with two CT-free legume silages (lucerne (LU) and red clover (RC)) was also determined...
April 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
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