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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727848/the-nuclear-proteome-of-trypanosoma-brucei
#1
Carina Goos, Mario Dejung, Christian J Janzen, Falk Butter, Susanne Kramer
Trypanosoma brucei is a protozoan flagellate that is transmitted by tsetse flies into the mammalian bloodstream. The parasite has a huge impact on human health both directly by causing African sleeping sickness and indirectly, by infecting domestic cattle. The biology of trypanosomes involves some highly unusual, nuclear-localised processes. These include polycistronic transcription without classical promoters initiated from regions defined by histone variants, trans-splicing of all transcripts to the exon of a spliced leader RNA, transcription of some very abundant proteins by RNA polymerase I and antigenic variation, a switch in expression of the cell surface protein variants that allows the parasite to resist the immune system of its mammalian host...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724468/a-combined-high-sugar-and-high-saturated-fat-dietary-pattern-is-associated-with-more-depressive-symptoms-in-a-multi-ethnic-population-the-helius-healthy-life-in-an-urban-setting-study
#2
Esther Vermeulen, Karien Stronks, Marieke B Snijder, Aart H Schene, Anja Lok, Jeanne H de Vries, Marjolein Visser, Ingeborg A Brouwer, Mary Nicolaou
OBJECTIVE: To identify a high-sugar (HS) dietary pattern, a high-saturated-fat (HF) dietary pattern and a combined high-sugar and high-saturated-fat (HSHF) dietary pattern and to explore if these dietary patterns are associated with depressive symptoms. DESIGN: We used data from the HELIUS (Healthy Life in an Urban Setting) study and included 4969 individuals aged 18-70 years. Diet was assessed using four ethnic-specific FFQ. Dietary patterns were derived using reduced rank regression with mono- and disaccharides, saturated fat and total fat as response variables...
July 20, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720955/crystallinity-properties-and-crystallization-behavior-of-chocolate-fat-blends
#3
Thais Lomonaco Teodoro da Silva, Renato Grimaldi, Guilherme Andrade Calligaris, Lisandro Pavie Cardoso, Lireny Aparecida Guaraldo Gonçalves
Cocoa butter (CB) provides unique crystallization characteristics to chocolates and confectionary products; hence, it is an important value-add product. However, other alternative fats that minimally affect the crystallization behaviour of chocolates and confectionary products are now being increasingly used. This study analyzed the crystallization behaviour of CB, cocoa butter substitutes (CBSs), and their blends. Blends were prepared using CBS concentrations: 5, 10, 15, 20 and 37.5%. CB, CBS, and their blends were evaluated by following analysis: solid fat content, isothermal analysis, polarized light microscopic, thermal behaviour, X-ray diffraction and consistency...
June 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709968/specific-allergen-profiles-of-peanut-foods-and-of-diagnostic-or-therapeutic-allergenic-products
#4
Stephanie Filep, Denise Block, Bryan R E Smith, Eva M King, Scott Commins, Michael Kulis, Brian P Vickery, Martin D Chapman
RATIONALE: 'Generic' immunoassays for peanut cannot discriminate between allergen levels in peanut derived food products or therapeutics. Clinical trials of oral immunotherapy are strengthened by using standardized peanut preparations, with defined doses of major allergens. OBJECTIVE: This paper describes measurement of Ara h 1, Ara h 2 and Ara h 6 in peanut foods and in peanut flour extracts used for allergy diagnosis and oral immunotherapy. METHODS: Monoclonal antibody-based enzyme immunoassays for Ara h 1, Ara h 2 and Ara h 6 were used to compare allergen levels in peanut (n=19) and tree nut (n=16) butter, peanut flour (n=11); oils (n=8); extracts used for diagnosis and oral immunotherapy (n=5); and the National Institute for Standards and Technology Peanut Butter Standard Reference Material® 2387...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681026/a-seasonal-study-for-determination-of-aflatoxin-m1-level-in-dairy-products-in-iranshahr-iran
#5
N Sohrabi, H Gharahkoli
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Aflatoxin M1, in milk and dairy products, is classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as human carcinogens (class 2B). The aim of this study was to evaluate aflatoxin M1 contamination level in dairy products from Iranshahr city, Iran, using ELISA technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In our study, 87 samples of milk, white cheese, yoghurt, and butter were collected in different seasons and after preparation, were analyzed by ELISA technique...
September 2016: Advances in Medical Mycology (Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676973/chronic-consumption-of-fructose-in-combination-with-trans-fatty-acids-but-not-with-saturated-fatty-acids-induces-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-with-fibrosis-in-rats
#6
Sugeedha Jeyapal, Uday Kumar Putcha, Venkata Surekha Mullapudi, Sudip Ghosh, Anil Sakamuri, Suryam Reddy Kona, Sai Santosh Vadakattu, Chandana Madakasira, Ahamed Ibrahim
PURPOSE: Consumption of Western diet high in fat and fructose has been attributed to the recent epidemic of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, the impact of specific fatty acids on the progression of NAFLD to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is poorly understood. In the present study, we investigated the chronic effects of consumption of fructose in combination with saturated fatty acids (SFA) or trans fatty acids (TFA) on the development of NAFLD. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to six isocaloric starch/high fructose (44% of calories), high fat (39% calories) diet containing either starch-peanut oil, fructose-peanut oil, fructose-palmolein, fructose-clarified butter, fructose-coconut oil or fructose-partially hydrogenated vegetable oil and fed for 24 weeks...
July 4, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663046/long-term-vagal-stimulation-for-heart-failure-eighteen-month-results-from-the-neural-cardiac-therapy-for-heart-failure-nectar-hf-trial
#7
Gaetano M De Ferrari, Craig Stolen, Anton E Tuinenburg, D Jay Wright, Josep Brugada, Christian Butter, Helmut Klein, Petr Neuzil, Cornelis Botman, Maria Angeles Castel, Antonio D'Onofrio, Gert J de Borst, Scott Solomon, Kenneth M Stein, Bernd Schubert, Kevin Stalsberg, Nicholas Wold, Stephen Ruble, Faiez Zannad
BACKGROUND: The NECTAR-HF study evaluated safety and feasibility of vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) for the treatment of heart failure patients. The first six-month randomized phase of the study did not show improvement in left ventricular remodelling in response to VNS. This study reports the 18-month results and provides novel findings aiming to understand the lack of efficacy of VNS, including a new technique assessing the effects of VNS. METHODS: Ninety-six patients were randomized 2:1 to active or inactive VNS for 6months, thereafter VNS was activated for all patients...
June 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659298/nutritional-metabolomics-and-breast-cancer-risk-in-a-prospective-study
#8
Mary C Playdon, Regina G Ziegler, Joshua N Sampson, Rachael Stolzenberg-Solomon, Henry J Thompson, Melinda L Irwin, Susan T Mayne, Robert N Hoover, Steven C Moore
Background: The epidemiologic evidence for associations between dietary factors and breast cancer is weak and etiologic mechanisms are often unclear. Exploring the role of dietary biomarkers with metabolomics can potentially facilitate objective dietary characterization, mitigate errors related to self-reported diet, agnostically test metabolic pathways, and identify mechanistic mediators.Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate associations of diet-related metabolites with the risk of breast cancer in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial...
June 28, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655124/evaluation-in-terms-of-dietary-habits-of-rheumatic-process-a-clinical-study
#9
Özgür Taşpınar, İhami Gültepe, Yaşar Keskin, Teoman Aydın, Müge Kepekçi, Ahmet Serdar Mutluer, İknur Türk Hocaoglu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is the show to comparison between dietary habits of Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patient. METHODS: In this context, 56 RA patient which are diagnose by American Collage of Rhuomatology-2010 (ACR) rheumatoid arthritis criteria and 28 AS patient which are diagnose by Modified New York Criteria evaluated with their nutrititional status, after that by this evaluation a related form filled by face to face interview in rheumatology outpatient clinic of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department of Bezmialem Vakif University...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646332/a-rational-approach-for-the-improvement-of-biomass-production-and-lipid-profile-in-cacao-cell-suspensions
#10
Adriana María Gallego Rúa, Luisa Fernanda Rojas, Aura Ines Urrea Trujillo, Oriana Parra Zuleta, Cristian David Correa Alvarez, Lucía Atehortúa Garcés
Cocoa butter (CB) is produced in the seeds of Theobroma cacao representing 50% of its dry weight. The lipid composition plays an important role in the physicochemical, rheological, and sensory properties of the CB, making this fat a valuable resource for the production of chocolates, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. In this paper, are described experimental strategies used for a rational improvement of biomass production and fatty acids in cacao cell suspension cultures. First, the lipid profile in four cacao varieties is characterized, and then, one variety is selected to induce cell suspensions using a direct method without previous establishment of a callus phase...
June 23, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644583/a-slice-of-hospital-toast-a-day-keeps-the-doctors-at-bay
#11
S Martin, C Hill
Anecdotal evidence over the years has suggested that toast made in hospital, so called 'hospital toast' tastes better than toast made at home, or anywhere else for that matter. We carried out a prospective, multi-professional study to determine the views and the toast eating habits of NHS staff. Fifty members of NHS staff were surveyed across two hospital trusts. This included nursing staff, doctors from various specialties and allied health professionals. Results were overwhelming, a staggering 96% admitted to enjoying a slice of hospital toast while at work...
December 12, 2016: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641511/microbial-lipase-mediated-by-health-beneficial-modification-of-cholesterol-and-flavors-in-food-products-a-review
#12
Ranjana Sharma, Nivedita Sharma
BACKGROUND: The tremendous need of lipase in varied applications in biotechnological increases its economical value in food and allied industries. Lipase has an impressive number of applications viz. enhancements of flavor in food products (Cheese, butter, alcoholic beverages, milk chocolate and diet control food stuffs), detergent industry in removing oil, grease stain, organic chemical processing, textile industry, oleochemical industry, cosmetic industry and also as therapeutic agents in pharmaceutical industries...
June 14, 2017: Recent Patents on Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626071/nlrx1-dampens-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-in-tissue-injury-via-control-of-mitochondrial-activity
#13
Geurt Stokman, Lotte Kors, Pieter J Bakker, Elena Rampanelli, Nike Claessen, Gwendoline J D Teske, Loes Butter, Harmen van Andel, Marius A van den Bergh Weerman, Per W B Larsen, Mark C Dessing, Coert J Zuurbier, Stephen E Girardin, Sandrine Florquin, Jaklien C Leemans
Mitochondrial dysfunction is the most prominent source of oxidative stress in acute and chronic kidney disease. NLRX1 is a receptor of the innate immune system that is ubiquitously expressed and localized in mitochondria. We investigated whether NLRX1 may act at the interface of metabolism and innate immunity in a model of oxidative stress. Using a chimeric mouse model for renal ischemia-reperfusion injury, we found that NLRX1 protects against mortality, mitochondrial damage, and epithelial cell apoptosis in an oxidative stress-dependent fashion...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622993/polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-in-traditionally-harvested-bivalves-in-northern-british-columbia-canada
#14
Kim-Ly Thompson, Chris R Picard, Hing Man Chan
Butter clams, blue mussels, and Nuttall's cockle are important traditional food of the Gitga'at First Nation in Canada. Samples were collected and analyzed for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) from the Gitga'at harvest sites from 2006 to 2015 to: 1) establish baseline conditions; 2) determine the likely source; 3) understand species specific response to spills; and 4) evaluate health risk associated with consumption. Baseline lipid normalized-total PAH in mussels was 2.36 (±2.86, 95%CI) μg/g in mussels, 3...
June 13, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622919/diet-of-arbuscular-mycorrhizal-fungi-bread-and-butter
#15
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Mélanie K Rich, Eva Nouri, Pierre-Emmanuel Courty, Didier Reinhardt
Most plants entertain mutualistic interactions known as arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM) with soil fungi (Glomeromycota) which provide them with mineral nutrients in exchange for reduced carbon from the plant. Mycorrhizal roots represent strong carbon sinks in which hexoses are transferred from the plant host to the fungus. However, most of the carbon in AM fungi is stored in the form of lipids. The absence of the type I fatty acid synthase (FAS-I) complex from the AM fungal model species Rhizophagus irregularis suggests that lipids may also have a role in nutrition of the fungal partner...
June 13, 2017: Trends in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620892/a-prospective-study-of-the-concordance-of-dsm-iv-and-dsm-5-diagnostic-criteria-for-autism-spectrum-disorder
#16
Micah O Mazurek, Frances Lu, Heather Symecko, Eric Butter, Nicole M Bing, Rachel J Hundley, Marie Poulsen, Stephen M Kanne, Eric A Macklin, Benjamin L Handen
The transition from DSM-IV to DSM-5 criteria for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) sparked considerable concern about the potential implications of these changes. This study was designed to address limitations of prior studies by prospectively examining the concordance of DSM-IV and final DSM-5 criteria on a consecutive sample of 439 children referred for autism diagnostic evaluations. Concordance and discordance were assessed using a consistent diagnostic battery. DSM-5 criteria demonstrated excellent overall specificity and good sensitivity relative to DSM-IV criteria...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620482/naturally-occurring-and-added-sugar-in-relation-to-macronutrient-intake-and-food-consumption-results-from-a-population-based-study-in-adults
#17
Niina E Kaartinen, Minna E Similä, Noora Kanerva, Liisa M Valsta, Kennet Harald, Satu Männistö
Associations between sugar intake and the remaining diet are poorly described in modern food environments. We aimed at exploring associations of high naturally occurring and added sugar intakes with sociodemographic characteristics, intake of macronutrients, fibre and selected food groups. Our data comprised 4842 Finnish adults aged 25-74 years, who participated in the population-based DIetary, Lifestyle and Genetic determinants of Obesity and Metabolic syndrome (DILGOM) study. Diet was assessed by a validated 131-item FFQ...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611391/isothiocyanates-are-detected-in-human-synovial-fluid-following-broccoli-consumption-and-can-affect-the-tissues-of-the-knee-joint
#18
Rose Davidson, Sarah Gardner, Orla Jupp, Angela Bullough, Sue Butters, Laura Watts, Simon Donell, Maria Traka, Shikha Saha, Richard Mithen, Mandy Peffers, Peter Clegg, Yongping Bao, Aedin Cassidy, Ian Clark
Osteoarthritis is a major cause of disability and there is no current pharmaceutical treatment which can prevent the disease or slow its progression. Dietary advice or supplementation is clearly an attractive option since it has low toxicity and ease of implementation on a population level. We have previously demonstrated that sulforaphane, a dietary isothiocyanate derived from its glucosinolate precursor which is found in broccoli, can prevent cartilage destruction in cells, in in vitro and in vivo models of osteoarthritis...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609184/use-of-gases-in-dairy-manufacturing-a-review
#19
Bhaskar Mani Adhikari, Tuyen Truong, Nidhi Bansal, Bhesh Bhandari
Use of gases (air, carbon dioxide and nitrogen) has been practiced in the manufacture of dairy products (i.e. ice cream, whipped cream and butter) to improve their texture, mouthfeel and shelf-life extension. Many attempts have also been made to incorporate other gases such as hydrogen, nitrous oxide, argon, xenon, and helium into the dairy systems for various product functionalities such as whipping, foaming, texture, aroma enhancement and therapeutic properties. The gases can be dissolved in aqueous and fat phases or remain in the form of bubbles stabilised by protein or fat particles...
June 13, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592514/a-western-diet-pattern-is-associated-with-higher-concentrations-of-blood-and-bone-lead-among-middle-aged-and-elderly-men
#20
Xin Wang, Ning Ding, Katherine L Tucker, Marc G Weisskopf, David Sparrow, Howard Hu, Sung Kyun Park
Background: Little is known about the effects of overall dietary pattern on lead concentration.Objective: We examined the association of overall dietary patterns, derived from a semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire, with bone and blood lead concentrations.Methods: These longitudinal analyses included mostly non-Hispanic white, middle-aged-to-elderly men from the Veterans Affairs Normative Aging Study. Long-term lead exposures were measured as tibia and patella lead concentrations by using K-shell-X-ray fluorescence...
July 2017: Journal of Nutrition
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