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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214059/pharmacokinetic-alterations-of-rhubarb-anthraquinones-in-experimental-colitis-induced-by-dextran-sulfate-sodium-in-the-rat
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Wen-Jin Wu, Ru Yan, Ting Li, Ya-Ping Li, Rui-Na Zhou, Yi-Tao Wang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Rhubarb (Rhei Rhizoma et Radix) is used for the treatment of digestive diseases in traditional medicinal practice in China. Recent studies also support its beneficial activities in alleviating ulcerative colitis (UC). AIM OF THE STUDY: This study aimed to characterize the oral pharmacokinetics of rhubarb anthraquinones, the main bioactive components of this herb, in the experimental chronic colitis rat model induced by dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) and to identify the factors causing the pharmacokinetic alterations...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212433/elevated-gm3-plasma-concentration-in-idiopathic-parkinson-s-disease-a-lipidomic-analysis
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Robin B Chan, Adler J Perotte, Bowen Zhou, Christopher Liong, Evan J Shorr, Karen S Marder, Un J Kang, Cheryl H Waters, Oren A Levy, Yimeng Xu, Hong Bin Shim, Itsik Pe'er, Gilbert Di Paolo, Roy N Alcalay
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disease whose pathological hallmark is the accumulation of intracellular α-synuclein aggregates in Lewy bodies. Lipid metabolism dysregulation may play a significant role in PD pathogenesis; however, large plasma lipidomic studies in PD are lacking. In the current study, we analyzed the lipidomic profile of plasma obtained from 150 idiopathic PD patients and 100 controls, taken from the 'Spot' study at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. Our mass spectrometry based analytical panel consisted of 520 lipid species from 39 lipid subclasses including all major classes of glycerophospholipids, sphingolipids, glycerolipids and sterols...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207856/biodiesel-production-potential-from-fat-fraction-of-municipal-waste-in-makkah
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K Shahzad, A S Nizami, M Sagir, M Rehan, S Maier, M Z Khan, O K M Ouda, I M I Ismail, A O BaFail
In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), millions of Muslims come to perform Pilgrimage every year. Around one million ton of municipal solid waste (MSW) is generated in Makkah city annually. The collected MSW is disposed of in the landfills without any treatment or energy recovery. As a result, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and contamination of the soil and water bodies along with leachate and odors are occurring in waste disposal vicinities. The composition of MSW shows that food waste is the largest waste stream (up to 51%) of the total generated MSW...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207294/validity-of-core-temperature-measurements-at-3-rectal-depths-during-rest-exercise-cold-water-immersion-and-recovery
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Kevin C Miller, Lexie E Hughes, Blaine C Long, William M Adams, Douglas J Casa
CONTEXT:  No evidence-based recommendation exists regarding how far clinicians should insert a rectal thermistor to obtain the most valid estimate of core temperature. Knowing the validity of temperatures at different rectal depths has implications for exertional heat-stroke (EHS) management. OBJECTIVE:  To determine whether rectal temperature (Trec) taken at 4 cm, 10 cm, or 15 cm from the anal sphincter provides the most valid estimate of core temperature (as determined by esophageal temperature [Teso]) during similar stressors an athlete with EHS may experience...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204901/the-effect-of-hydration-status-on-the-measurement-of-lean-tissue-mass-by-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry
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Clodagh M Toomey, William G McCormack, Phil Jakeman
PURPOSE: Athletes cycle between exercise and recovery. Exercise invokes changes in total body water from thermal sweating, muscle and hepatic glycogen depletion and metabolic water loss. Recovery from exercise results in rehydration, substrate repletion, and possible glycogen supercompensation. Such changes may corrupt the measurement of hydrated tissues, such as lean tissue mass (LTM), by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of exercise and thermal dehydration and subsequent glycogen supercompensation on DXA-based measurement of body composition...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199328/association-of-pvuii-and-xbai-polymorphisms-on-estrogen-receptor-alpha-esr1-gene-to-changes-into-serum-lipid-profile-of-post-menopausal-women-effects-of-aging-body-mass-index-and-breast-cancer-incidence
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Neuza Felix Gomes-Rochette, Letícia Soncini Souza, Bruno Otoni Tommasi, Diego França Pedrosa, Sérgio Ragi Eis, Irani do Carmo Francischetto Fin, Fernando Luiz Herkenhoff Vieira, Jones Bernardes Graceli, Letícia Batista Azevedo Rangel, Ian Victor Silva
Estrogen is a steroidal hormone involved in several physiological functions in the female body including regulation of serum lipid metabolism and breast cancer (BC). Estrogen actions on serum lipids mostly occur through its binding to intracellular Estrogen Receptor alpha (ERalpha) isoform, expressed in most of tissues. This gene (ESR1) exhibit many polymorphic sites (SNPs) located either on translated and non-translated regions that regulate ERalpha protein expression and function. This paper aimed to investigate the association of two intronic SNPs of ESR1 gene, namely c454-397T>C (PvuII) and c454-351A>G (XbaI) to alterations in serum levels of total cholesterol (T-chol), total lipid (TL), low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL), high density lipoprotein (HDL), and triglycerides (TG) in a cohort of post-menopausal women...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195941/noninvasive-bioelectrical-impedance-for-predicting-clinical-outcomes-in-outpatients-with-heart-failure
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Kristin J Lyons, Michelle K Bischoff, Gregg C Fonarow, Tamara B Horwich
BACKGROUND: Noninvasive bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) has shown promise in acute heart failure (HF) management. To our knowledge, its use in predicting outcomes in outpatients with chronic HF patients has not been well described. METHODS AND RESULTS: BIA assessment of edema index was performed in 359 outpatients with HF using the InBody 520 scale. Edema index was calculated by dividing extracellular by total body water. Patients were stratified into those with low (≤0...
March 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195545/berberis-vulgaris-l-effects-on-oxidative-stress-and-liver-injury-in-lead-intoxicated-mice
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Jawhar Laamech, Jaouad El-Hilaly, Hamadi Fetoui, Yassine Chtourou, Hanane Gouitaa, Adel Tahraoui, Badiaa Lyoussi
Background Berberis vulgaris L. (BV), commonly known as "Aghriss" in Moroccan pharmacopoeia, is used to cure liver disorders and other diseases. The present study aimed to investigate the protective effect of BV aqueous extract against lead-induced toxicity in mice liver. Methods Sixty IOPS mice were divided into six groups and were treated as follows: group 1 (normal control) received double distilled water; group 2 (toxic control) received lead acetate (5 mg/kg body weight/day) in double distilled water for 40 days; groups 3-6 received BV aqueous extract at doses of 25, 50, 100 and 150 mg/kg body weight , respectively, once daily for 30 days from 11 day after beginning of lead acetate exposure to the end of the experiment...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195006/the-differential-effects-of-high-fat-and-high-fructose-diets-on-physiology-and-behavior-in-male-rats
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Lauren Woodie, Sarah Blythe
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the current study is to directly compare a diet high in fat with a diet high in fructose. This side-by-side comparison will allow us to determine the physiological and behavioral effects resulting from the consumption of a diet dominated by one macronutrient. METHODS: Rats were fed pelletized food containing either 60% fat or 55% fructose diet, or control chow (5.8% kcal of fat, 44.3% kcal carb) for 9 weeks. Animals performed a classic Morris Water Maze (MWM) and a reversal MWM to assess spatial and working memory near the end of the feeding period...
February 14, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194626/traditional-goat-husbandry-practice-under-pastoral-systems-in-south-omo-zone-southern-ethiopia
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Biruh Tesfahun, Kefelegn Kebede, Kefena Effa
This study was carried out to describe goat production system under pastoralists' management in three districts of South Omo zone, southern Ethiopia. The districts were Benatsemay, Hamer, and Dasenech. Questionnaires were developed and used to collect data regarding pastoralists' management practices and production system of goats. A total of 180 households were interviewed to capture relevant information. Data collected through questionnaires were subjected to statistical analysis to generate descriptive statistics...
February 14, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194319/candidate-genes-that-have-facilitated-freshwater-adaptation-by-palaemonid-prawns-in-the-genus-macrobrachium-identification-and-expression-validation-in-a-model-species-m-koombooloomba
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Md Lifat Rahi, Shorash Amin, Peter B Mather, David A Hurwood
BACKGROUND: The endemic Australian freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium koombooloomba, provides a model for exploring genes involved with freshwater adaptation because it is one of the relatively few Macrobrachium species that can complete its entire life cycle in freshwater. METHODS: The present study was conducted to identify potential candidate genes that are likely to contribute to effective freshwater adaptation by M. koombooloomba using a transcriptomics approach...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192884/myoinositol-ameliorates-high-fat-diet-and-streptozotocin-induced-diabetes-in-rats-through-promoting-insulin-receptor-signaling
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Poovathumkal James Antony, Gopalsamy Rajiv Gandhi, Antony Stalin, Kedike Balakrishna, Erenius Toppo, Kuppusamy Sivasankaran, Savarimuthu Ignacimuthu, Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi
Mimosa pudica Linn. (Mimosaceae) has been traditionally used for the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in India. The present study evaluates the therapeutic efficacy of myoinositol (25 and 50mg/kg) isolated from M. pudica stem methanol extract in Triton WR-1339 induced hyperlipidemic and high-fat diet (HFD) fed-streptozotocin (STZ)-induced insulin-resistant diabetic rats. Lipid biomarkers, fasting blood glucose (FBG), changes in body weight, food and water intakes, plasma insulin, HOMA-IR, oral glucose tolerance, intraperitoneal insulin tolerance, urea, creatinine, marker enzymes of liver function, β-cell function and the expression levels of insulin receptor-induced signaling molecules were studied...
February 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191338/accelerated-burn-wound-closure-in-mice-with-a-new-formula-based-on-traditional-medicine
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Mehrnaz Mehrabani, Seyyed Mohsen Seyyedkazemi, Mohammad Hadi Nematollahi, Elham Jafari, Mitra Mehrabani, Mohammad Mehdipour, Zahra Sheikhshoaee, Ali Mandegary
BACKGROUND: A combination of the oils of sesame, hemp, wild pistachio, and walnut has been used for treatment of skin disorders, including wound burns, in some parts of Kerman, Iran. Evaluation of this remedy in the form of a pharmaceutical formulation in animal models can pave the way for its future application in wound burn healing in humans. OBJECTIVES: This experimental study investigated the healing potential of a new formula (NF) based on folk medicine from Iran for the treatment of third degree burns in mice...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183169/effects-of-wheat-supplementation-levels-on-growth-performance-blood-profiles-nutrient-digestibility-and-pork-quality-in-growing-finishing-pigs
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Taehee Han, J S Hong, L H Fang, S H Do, B O Kim, Y Y Kim
Objective: This study was conducted to evaluate various wheat supplementation levels on growth performance, blood profiles, nutrient digestibility, and pork quality in growing-finishing pigs. Methods: A total of 120 growing pigs ([Yorkshire × Landrace] × Duroc), with an average 27.75 ± 1.319 kg body weight (BW), were used in growth trial. Pigs were allotted into each treatment by body weight and sex in 4 replicates with 6 pigs per pen in a randomized complete block (RCB) design...
February 1, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179395/molecular-physiology-of-freeze-tolerance-in-vertebrates
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REVIEW
Kenneth B Storey, Janet M Storey
Freeze tolerance is an amazing winter survival strategy used by various amphibians and reptiles living in seasonally cold environments. These animals may spend weeks or months with up to ∼65% of their total body water frozen as extracellular ice and no physiological vital signs, and yet after thawing they return to normal life within a few hours. Two main principles of animal freeze tolerance have received much attention: the production of high concentrations of organic osmolytes (glucose, glycerol, urea among amphibians) that protect the intracellular environment, and the control of ice within the body (the first putative ice-binding protein in a frog was recently identified), but many other strategies of biochemical adaptation also contribute to freezing survival...
April 2017: Physiological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179169/vertebral-bone-marrow-fat-bone-mineral-density-and-diabetes-the-osteoporotic-fractures-in-men-mros-study
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Yahtyng Sheu, Francesca Amati, Ann V Schwartz, Michelle E Danielson, Xiaojuan Li, Robert Boudreau, Jane A Cauley
Elevated vertebral bone marrow fat (BMF) among individuals with osteoporosis has been established in histomorphometric studies. Several studies have found a negative correlation between BMF and bone mineral density (BMD) at the spine in men and women across different age groups. Animal studies have also observed bone loss with increased BMF in mice with induced diabetes. Our study objective was to test the hypothesis that the association between BMF and BMD varies by diabetic status. We performed a cross-sectional study of 156 men aged 74-96years from the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men study at the Pittsburgh clinical site...
February 4, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178788/effects-of-salt-or-cosolvent-addition-on-solubility-of-a-hydrophobic-solute-in-water-relevance-to-those-on-thermal-stability-of-a-protein
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Shota Murakami, Tomohiko Hayashi, Masahiro Kinoshita
The solubility of a nonpolar solute in water is changed upon addition of a salt or cosolvent. Hereafter, "solvent" is formed by water molecules for pure water, by water molecules, cations, and anions for water-salt solution, and by water and cosolvent molecules for water-cosolvent solution. Decrease and increase in the solubility, respectively, are ascribed to enhancement and reduction of the hydrophobic effect. Plenty of experimental data are available for the change in solubility of argon or methane arising from the addition...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177402/the-relationship-between-land-use-and-vulnerability-to-nitrogen-and-phosphorus-pollution-in-an-urban-watershed
#18
Ali Tasdighi, Mazdak Arabi, Deanna L Osmond
Characterization of the vulnerability of water bodies to pollution from natural and anthropogenic sources requires understanding the relationship between land use and water quality. This study aims (i) to explore the influence of upstream land use on annual stream water concentrations and loads of total nitrogen (TN) and phosphorus (TP) and (ii) to characterize the vulnerability of water bodies to TN and TP pollution as a function of land use under varying climatic conditions. Multiple linear regression models were used across 23 stream locations within the Jordan Lake watershed in North Carolina between 1992 and 2012 to explore land use-water quality relationships...
January 2017: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174661/movement-patterns-of-a-keystone-waterbird-species-are-highly-predictable-from-landscape-configuration
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Erik Kleyheeg, Jacintha G B van Dijk, Despina Tsopoglou-Gkina, Tara Y Woud, Dieuwertje K Boonstra, Bart A Nolet, Merel B Soons
BACKGROUND: Movement behaviour is fundamental to the ecology of animals and their interactions with other organisms, and as such contributes to ecosystem dynamics. Waterfowl are key players in ecological processes in wetlands and surrounding habitats through predator-prey interactions and their transportation of nutrients and other organisms. Understanding the drivers of their movement behaviour is crucial to predict how environmental changes affect their role in ecosystem functioning...
2017: Movement Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174433/effects-of-proprioceptive-neuromuscular-facilitation-stretching-and-deep-breathing-exercises-on-upper-extremity-lymphedema-in-stroke-patients
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Woon Taek Hwang, Yeon-Jae Jeong, Seong-Yeol Kim, Yeon-Gyu Jeong
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of deep-breathing and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching exercises on upper limb lymphedema in stroke patients. [Subjects and Methods] The study consisted of 10 patients with lymphedema that had occurred after stroke. Neurodevelopmental treatment was applied in the same manner as that used for the existing treatment. The subjects performed deep-breathing and stretching exercises three times per week for 4 weeks (12 sessions total)...
December 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
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