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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239774/change-of-monascus-pigment-metabolism-and-secretion-in-different-extractive-fermentation-process
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Gong Chen, Rui Tang, Xiaofei Tian, Peng Qin, Zhenqiang Wu
Monascus pigments that were generally produced intracellularly from Monascus spp. are important natural colorants in food industry. In this study, change of pigment metabolism and secretion was investigated through fed-batch extractive fermentation and continuous extractive fermentation. The biomass, secreting rate of pigment and total pigment yield closely correlated with the activated time of extractive fermentation as well as the composition of feeding nutrients. Metal ions played a key role in both the cell growth and pigment metabolism...
February 26, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239442/integral-projection-models-for-host-parasite-systems-with-an-application-to-amphibian-chytrid-fungus
#2
Mark Q Wilber, Kate E Langwig, A Marm Kilpatrick, Hamish I McCallum, Cheryl J Briggs
Host parasite models are typically constructed under either a microparasite or macroparasite paradigm. However, this has long been recognized as a false dichotomy because many infectious disease agents, including most fungal pathogens, have attributes of both microparasites and macroparasites.We illustrate how Integral Projection Models (IPM)s provide a novel, elegant modeling framework to represent both types of pathogens. We build a simple host-parasite IPM that tracks both the number of susceptible and infected hosts and the distribution of parasite burdens in infected hosts...
October 2016: Methods in Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239160/insights-into-the-molecular-mechanisms-of-polygonum-multiflorum-thunb-induced-liver-injury-a-computational-systems-toxicology-approach
#3
Yin-Yin Wang, Jie Li, Zeng-Rui Wu, Bo Zhang, Hong-Bin Yang, Qin Wang, Ying-Chun Cai, Gui-Xia Liu, Wei-Hua Li, Yun Tang
An increasing number of cases of herb-induced liver injury (HILI) have been reported, presenting new clinical challenges. In this study, taking Polygonum multiflorum Thunb (PmT) as an example, we proposed a computational systems toxicology approach to explore the molecular mechanisms of HILI. First, the chemical components of PmT were extracted from 3 main TCM databases as well as the literature related to natural products. Then, the known targets were collected through data integration, and the potential compound-target interactions (CTIs) were predicted using our substructure-drug-target network-based inference (SDTNBI) method...
February 27, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238159/analyses-of-pea-necrotic-yellow-dwarf-virus-encoded-proteins
#4
Björn Krenz, Ingrid Schießl, Eva Greiner, Susanna Krapp
Pea necrotic yellow dwarf virus (PNYDV) is a multipartite, circular, single-stranded DNA plant virus. PNYDV encodes eight proteins and the function of three of which remains unknown-U1, U2, and U4. PNYDV proteins cellular localization was analyzed by GFP tagging and bimolecular fluorescence complementation (BiFC) studies. The interactions of all eight PNYDV proteins were tested pairwise in planta (36 combinations in total). Seven interactions were identified and two (M-Rep with CP and MP with U4) were characterized further...
February 25, 2017: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237252/effect-of-ebola-virus-disease-on-maternal-and-child-health-services-in-guinea-a-retrospective-observational-cohort-study
#5
Alexandre Delamou, Alison M El Ayadi, Sidikiba Sidibe, Therese Delvaux, Bienvenu S Camara, Sah D Sandouno, Abdoul H Beavogui, Georges W Rutherford, Junko Okumura, Wei-Hong Zhang, Vincent De Brouwere
BACKGROUND: The 2014 west African epidemic of Ebola virus disease posed a major threat to the health systems of the countries affected. We sought to quantify the consequences of Ebola virus disease on maternal and child health services in the highly-affected Forest region of Guinea. METHODS: We did a retrospective, observational cohort study of women and children attending public health facilities for antenatal care, institutional delivery, and immunisation services in six of seven health districts in the Forest region (Beyla, Guéckédou, Kissidougou, Lola, Macenta, and N'Zérékoré)...
February 22, 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237240/antimicrobial-reduction-measures-applied-in-danish-pig-herds-following-the-introduction-of-the-yellow-card-antimicrobial-scheme
#6
Nana Dupont, Line Hummelmose Diness, Mette Fertner, Charlotte Sonne Kristensen, Helle Stege
Following introduction of the antimicrobial restrictive "Yellow Card Scheme" in summer 2010, a rapid decrease in the Danish national pig antimicrobial consumption was observed. The aims of this study were to (i) investigate which measures had been implemented to reduce the antimicrobial consumption according to farmers and veterinarians and (ii) where possible, investigate if said measures were reflected in the herds' antimicrobial purchase data. Based on national register data from VetStat and the Central Husbandry Register, the study population was selected among Danish pig herds which had decreased their annual antimicrobial consumption with ≥10% following the introduction of the Yellow Card Scheme comparing June 1, 2009-May 31, 2010 to June 1, 2010-May 31, 2011...
March 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237136/risk-factors-for-visual-field-progression-of-normal-tension-glaucoma-in-patients-with-myopia
#7
Hyoung Won Bae, Sang Jin Seo, Sang Yeop Lee, Yun Ha Lee, Samin Hong, Gong Je Seong, Chan Yun Kim
OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors for visual field progression of normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) in patients with myopia. DESIGN: Longitudinal, observational study. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-one eyes of 51 NTG patients with myopia (less than -0.75D based on spherical equivalence) who had undergone visual field (VF) testing at least once per year for ≥6 years between November 2005 and December 2013. METHODS: Progression was defined using event-based guided progression analysis...
February 2017: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235736/-naked-eye-detection-of-biologically-important-anions-in-aqueous-media-by-colorimetric-receptor-and-its-real-life-applications
#8
Archana Singh, Darshak R Trivedi
A colorimetric receptor R 2-[(2-Hydroxy-naphthalen-1-ylmethylene)-hydrazonomethyl]-quinolin-8-ol has been designed and synthesized with good yield and characterized by the standard spectroscopic techniques such as FT-IR, UV-Visible, (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR and ESI-MS. The receptor R showed naked-eye detection and spectral change in the presence of F(-), AcO(-) and H2PO4(-) over other anions. Interestingly, receptor R displaying high selective recognition towards F(-), AcO(-) ion with a drastic color change from pale yellow to red in dry DMSO solvent and orange in mixed solvent DMSO/H2O (9:1, v/v)...
February 14, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28234573/human-colors-the-rainbow-garden-of-pathology-what-gives-normal-and-pathologic-tissues-their-color
#9
Sergio Piña-Oviedo, Carlos Ortiz-Hidalgo, Alberto G Ayala
CONTEXT: - Colors are important to all living organisms because they are crucial for camouflage and protection, metabolism, sexual behavior, and communication. Human organs obviously have color, but the underlying biologic processes that dictate the specific colors of organs and tissues are not completely understood. A literature search on the determinants of color in human organs yielded scant information. OBJECTIVES: - To address 2 specific questions: (1) why do human organs have color, and (2) what gives normal and pathologic tissues their distinctive colors? DATA SOURCES: - Endogenous colors are the result of complex biochemical reactions that produce biologic pigments: red-brown cytochromes and porphyrins (blood, liver, spleen, kidneys, striated muscle), brown-black melanins (skin, appendages, brain nuclei), dark-brown lipochromes (aging organs), and colors that result from tissue structure (tendons, aponeurosis, muscles)...
March 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28233329/contact-sensitization-in-patients-with-suspected-textile-allergy-data-of-the-information-network-of-departments-of-dermatology-ivdk-2007-2014
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Annice Heratizadeh, Johannes Geier, Sonja Molin, Thomas Werfel
BACKGROUND: Textile dyes, rubber, elements or textile resins carry the risk of inducing allergic contact sensitization. OBJECTIVES: To assess clinical data and patch test results for dermatitis patients with suspected textile allergy. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of Information Network of Departments of Dermatology data of the years 2007-2014 of patients patch tested because of suspected textile allergy was performed. RESULTS: Patients of the study group (n = 3207) suffered more frequently from leg, trunk and generalized dermatitis than patients of the control group (n = 95210)...
February 24, 2017: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28232804/molecular-cloning-and-induced-expression-of-six-small-heat-shock-proteins-mediating-cold-hardiness-in-harmonia-axyridis-coleoptera-coccinellidae
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Hui-Juan Wang, Zuo-Kun Shi, Qi-Da Shen, Cai-Di Xu, Bing Wang, Zhao-Jun Meng, Shi-Gui Wang, Bin Tang, Su Wang
The main function of small heat shock proteins (sHSPs) as molecular chaperones is to protect proteins from denaturation under adverse conditions. Molecular and physiological data were used to examine the sHSPs underlying cold-hardiness in Harmonia axyridis. Complementary DNA sequences were obtained for six H. axyridis sHSPs based on its transcriptome, and the expression of the genes coding for these sHSPs was evaluated by quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) in several developmental stages, under short-term cooling or heating conditions, and in black and yellow females of experimental and overwintering populations under low-temperature storage...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28232124/models-of-toxicity-of-diacetyl-and-alternative-diones
#12
David M Brass, Scott M Palmer
Diacetyl (DA; 2,3-butanedione), with the chemical formula (CH3CO)2 is a volatile organic compound with a deep yellow color and a strong buttery flavor and aroma. These properties have made DA a particularly useful and common food flavoring ingredient. However, because of this increased occupational use, workers can be exposed to high vapor concentrations in the workplace. Despite being listed by the USFDA to be 'generally regarded as safe' (GRAS), multiple lines of evidence suggest that exposure to high concentrations of DA vapor causes long-term impairments in lung function with lung function testing indicating evidence of either restrictive or obstructive airway narrowing in affected individuals...
February 20, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231142/a-rapid-colorimetric-method-reveals-fraudulent-substitutions-in-sea-urchin-roe-marketed-in-sardinia-italy
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Domenico Meloni, Antonio Spina, Gianluca Satta, Vittorio Chessa
In recent years, besides the consumption of fresh sea urchin specimens, the demand of minimally-processed roe has grown considerably. This product has made frequent consumption in restaurants possible and frauds are becoming widespread with the partial replacement of sea urchin roe with surrogates that are similar in colour. One of the main factors that determines the quality of the roe is its colour and small differences in colour scale cannot be easily discerned by the consumers. In this study we have applied a rapid colorimetric method for reveal the fraudulent partial substitution of semi-solid sea urchin roe with liquid egg yolk...
June 25, 2016: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231130/evaluation-of-turmeric-powder-adulterated-with-metanil-yellow-using-ft-raman-and-ft-ir-spectroscopy
#14
Sagar Dhakal, Kuanglin Chao, Walter Schmidt, Jianwei Qin, Moon Kim, Diane Chan
Turmeric powder (Curcuma longa L.) is valued both for its medicinal properties and for its popular culinary use, such as being a component in curry powder. Due to its high demand in international trade, turmeric powder has been subject to economically driven, hazardous chemical adulteration. This study utilized Fourier Transform-Raman (FT-Raman) and Fourier Transform-Infra Red (FT-IR) spectroscopy as separate but complementary methods for detecting metanil yellow adulteration of turmeric powder. Sample mixtures of turmeric powder and metanil yellow were prepared at concentrations of 30%, 25%, 20%, 15%, 10%, 5%, 1%, and 0...
May 17, 2016: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231121/the-effects-of-fortification-of-legumes-and-extrusion-on-the-protein-digestibility-of-wheat-based-snack
#15
Swapnil S Patil, Margaret A Brennan, Susan L Mason, Charles S Brennan
Cereal food products are an important part of the human diet with wheat being the most commonly consumed cereal in many parts of the world. Extruded snack products are increasing in consumer interest due to their texture and ease of use. However, wheat based foods are rich in starch and are associated with high glycaemic impact products. Although legume materials are generally rich in fibre and protein and may be of high nutritive value, there is a paucity of research regarding their use in extruded snack food products...
April 6, 2016: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231117/compositional-analysis-of-whole-grains-processed-grains-grain-co-products-and-other-carbohydrate-sources-with-applicability-to-pet-animal-nutrition
#16
Alison N Beloshapka, Preston R Buff, George C Fahey, Kelly S Swanson
Our objective was to measure the proximate, starch, amino acid, and mineral compositions of grains, grain co-products, and other carbohydrate sources with potential use in pet foods. Thirty-two samples from barley (barley flake, cut barley, ground pearled barley, malted barley, whole pearled barley, pearled barley flakes, and steamed rolled barley); oats (groats, ground oatmeal, ground steamed groats, instant oats, oat bran, oat fiber, oat flour, quick oats, regular rolled oats, steamed rolled oat groats, and steel cut groats); rice (brown rice, polished rice, defatted rice bran, and rice flour); and miscellaneous carbohydrate sources (canary grass seed, hulled millet, whole millet, quinoa, organic spelt hull pellets, potato flake, sorghum, whole wheat, and whole yellow corn) were analyzed...
March 25, 2016: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230973/unique-opto-electronic-structure-and-photo-reduction-properties-of-sulfur-doped-lead-chromates-explaining-their-instability-in-paintings
#17
Vanousheh Rahemi, Nasrin Sarmadian, Willemien Anaf, Koen Janssens, Dirk Lamoen, Bart Partoens, Karolien De Wael
Chrome yellow refers to a group of synthetic inorganic pigments that became popular as an artist's material from the second quarter of the 19th century. The color of the pigment, in which the chromate ion acts as a chromophore, is related to its chemical composition (PbCr1-xSxO4, with 0≤x≤0.8) and crystalline structure (monoclinic/orthorhombic). Their shades range from the yellow-orange to the paler yellow tones with increasing sulfate amount. These pigments show remarkable signs of degradation after limited time periods...
February 23, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230219/piezochromism-and-structural-and-electronic-properties-of-benz-a-anthracene-under-pressure
#18
Weizhao Cai, Rong Zhang, Yansun Yao, Shanti Deemyad
We report a combined experimental and theoretical study of the high pressure behavior of a herringbone-type hydrocarbon benz[a]anthracene (BaA) using fluorescence spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, optical absorption, photoconductivity measurements, and first-principles density functional theory (DFT) calculations. The ambient-pressure molecular solid phase of BaA was found to be stable up to ∼15.0 GPa. Increasing the external pressure within this region would induce a reversible piezochromic colour change in the sample, from yellow-green to light brown...
February 22, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230190/modulation-of-yellow-expression-contributes-to-thermal-plasticity-of-female-abdominal-pigmentation-in-drosophila-melanogaster
#19
Jean-Michel Gibert, Emmanuèle Mouchel-Vielh, Frédérique Peronnet
Phenotypic plasticity describes the ability of a given genotype to produce distinct phenotypes in different environments. We use the temperature sensitivity of abdominal pigmentation in Drosophila melanogaster females as a model to analyse the effect of the environment on development. We reported previously that thermal plasticity of abdominal pigmentation in females involves the pigmentation gene tan (t). However, the expression of the pigmentation gene yellow (y) was also modulated by temperature in the abdominal epidermis of pharate females...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229983/establishment-and-application-of-early-risk-stratification-method-for-acute-abdominal-pain-in-adults
#20
Yu Wang, Hong Zhao, Zhen Zhou, Ci Tian, Hong-Li Xiao, Bao-En Wang
BACKGROUND: Acute abdominal pain is a common symptom of emergency patients. The severity was always evaluated based on physicians' clinical experience. The aim of this study was to establish an early risk stratification method (ERSM) for addressing adults with acute abdominal pain, which would guide physicians to take appropriate and timely measures following the established health-care policies. METHODS: In Cohort 1, the records of 490 patients with acute abdominal pain that developed within the past 72 h were enrolled in this study...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
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