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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29475073/development-and-preliminary-validation-of-the-parenting-around-snacking-questionnaire-p-snaq
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K K Davison, C E Blake, A Kachurak, J C Lumeng, D L Coffman, A L Miller, S O Hughes, T G Power, A F Vaughn, R E Blaine, N Younginer, J O Fisher
Snacking makes significant contributions to children's dietary intake but is poorly understood from a parenting perspective. This research was designed to develop and evaluate the psychometrics of a theoretically grounded, empirically-informed measure of snack parenting. The Parenting around SNAcking Questionnaire (P-SNAQ) was developed using a conceptual model derived from current theory and mixed-methods research to include 20 hypothesized snack parenting practices along 4 parenting dimensions (autonomy support, structure, coercive control and permissiveness)...
February 20, 2018: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474800/validity-of-the-4-compartment-model-using-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-derived-body-volume-in-overweight-individuals
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Malia N M Blue, Katie R Hirsch, Eric T Trexler, Abbie E Smith-Ryan
The purpose of the present study was to assess the validity of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) to estimate body volume (BV) for use in a four-compartment (4C) body composition model in an overweight/obese population. Body composition of 61 overweight/obese adults (Age: 37.3 ± 10.0 yrs; Height: 170.2 ± 9.5 cm; Body mass: 97.1 ± 17.4 kg) was measured by two methods: a criterion 4C model and a DXA-derived BV 4C model. For both models, bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy was used to estimate total body water; total body bone mineral content was measured by a full body DXA scan...
February 23, 2018: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474750/suppressed-heat-shock-protein-response-in-the-kidney-of-exercise-trained-diabetic-rats
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J Lappalainen, N K J Oksala, D E Laaksonen, S Khanna, T Kokkola, K Kaarniranta, C K Sen, M Atalay
Impaired expression of heat shock proteins (HSPs) and increased oxidative stress may contribute to the pathophysiology of diabetes by disrupted tissue protection. Acute exercise induces oxidative stress, whereas exercise training up-regulates endogenous antioxidant defenses and HSP expression. Although diabetic nephropathy is a major contributor to diabetic morbidity, information regarding the effect of HSPs on kidney protection is limited. The present study evaluated the effects of 8-week exercise training on kidney HSP expression and markers of oxidative stress at rest and after acute exercise in rats with or without streptozotocin-induced diabetes...
February 23, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474490/reproducibility-of-estimated-optimal-peak-output-using-a-force-velocity-test-on-a-cycle-ergometer
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Manuel J Coelho-E-Silva, Ricardo Rebelo-Gonçalves, Diogo Martinho, Alexis Ahmed, Leonardo G O Luz, João P Duarte, Vítor Severino, Rafael C Baptista, João Valente-Dos-Santos, Vasco Vaz, Rui S Gonçalves, Antonio Tessitore, António J Figueiredo
The current study aimed to examine the reproducibility of estimated peak power and estimated pedal velocity in a multi-trial 10-s all-out cycling test among adult athletes (n = 22; aged 23.50±4.73 years). Stature, sitting height and body mass were measured. Leg length was estimated as stature minus sitting height. Body volume was obtained from air displacement plethysmography and was subsequently used to calculate body density. Fat mass and fat-free mass were derived. The short-term power outputs were assessed from the force-velocity test (FVT), using a friction-braked ergometer on two separated occasions...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474429/early-eocene-deep-sea-benthic-foraminiferal-faunas-recovery-from-the-paleocene-eocene-thermal-maximum-extinction-in-a-greenhouse-world
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Gabriela J Arreguín-Rodríguez, Ellen Thomas, Simon D'haenens, Robert P Speijer, Laia Alegret
The early Eocene greenhouse world was marked by multiple transient hyperthermal events. The most extreme was the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM, ~56 Ma), linked to the extinction of the globally recognised deep-sea benthic foraminiferal Velasco fauna, which led to the development of early Eocene assemblages. This turnover has been studied at high resolution, but faunal development into the later early Eocene is poorly documented. There is no widely accepted early Eocene equivalent of the Late Cretaceous-Paleocene Velasco fauna, mainly due to the use of different taxonomic concepts...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473237/dietary-outcomes-of-overweight-fathers-and-their-children-in-the-healthy-dads-healthy-kids-community-randomised-controlled-trial
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A Williams, N de Vlieger, M Young, M E Jensen, T L Burrows, P J Morgan, C E Collins
BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined dietary intake changes following a weight loss intervention in fathers and the association between father-child dietary intakes. The present study aimed to: (i) evaluate the change in dietary intake in overweight fathers randomised to a family-based lifestyle intervention [Healthy Dads Healthy Kids (HDHK)] versus controls and (ii) investigate whether an association exists between father-child dietary intakes. METHODS: A secondary analysis was conducted of father-child baseline and 3-month post-intervention data (n = 93) collected in the HDHK community randomised controlled trial...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics: the Official Journal of the British Dietetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473153/serum-insulin-like-growth-factor-i-and-insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-protein-3-in-relation-to-terminal-duct-lobular-unit-involution-of-the-normal-breast-in-caucasian-and-african-american-women-the-susan-g-komen-tissue-bank
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Hannah Oh, Ruth M Pfeiffer, Roni T Falk, Hisani N Horne, Jackie Xiang, Michael Pollak, Louise A Brinton, Anna Maria V Storniolo, Mark E Sherman, Gretchen L Gierach, Jonine D Figueroa
Lesser degrees of terminal duct lobular unit (TDLU) involution, as reflected by higher numbers of TDLUs and acini/TDLU, are associated with elevated breast cancer risk. In rodent models, the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system regulates involution of the mammary gland. We examined associations of circulating IGF measures with TDLU involution in normal breast tissues among women without precancerous lesions. Among 715 Caucasian and 283 African American (AA) women who donated normal breast tissue samples to the Komen Tissue Bank between 2009 to 2012 (75% premenopausal), serum concentrations of IGF-I and binding protein (IGFBP)-3 were quantified using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
February 22, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472931/dendritic-cell-migration-to-skin-draining-lymph-nodes-is-controlled-by-dermatan-sulfate-and-determines-adaptive-immunity-magnitude
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Reza Nadafi, Jasper J Koning, Henrike Veninga, Xanthi N Stachtea, Tanja Konijn, Antonie Zwiers, Anders Malmström, Joke M M den Haan, Reina E Mebius, Marco Maccarana, Rogier M Reijmers
For full activation of naïve adaptive lymphocytes in skin-draining lymph nodes (LNs), presentation of peptide:MHC complexes by LN-resident and skin-derived dendritic cells (DCs) that encountered antigens (Ags) is an absolute prerequisite. To get to the nearest draining LN upon intradermal immunization, DCs need to migrate from the infection site to the afferent lymphatics, which can only be reached by traversing a collagen-dense network located in the dermis of the skin through the activity of proteolytic enzymes...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472930/impaired-control-of-epstein-barr-virus-infection-in-b-cell-expansion-with-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-t-cell-anergy-disease
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REVIEW
Swadhinya Arjunaraja, Pamela Angelus, Helen C Su, Andrew L Snow
B -cell e xpansion with N F-κB and T -cell a nergy (BENTA) disease is a B-cell-specific lymphoproliferative disorder caused by germline gain-of-function mutations in CARD11 . These mutations force the CARD11 scaffold into an open conformation capable of stimulating constitutive NF-κB activation in lymphocytes, without requiring antigen receptor engagement. Many BENTA patients also suffer from recurrent infections, with 7 out of 16 patients exhibiting chronic, low-grade Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) viremia. In this mini-review, we discuss EBV infection in the pathogenesis and clinical management of BENTA disease, and speculate on mechanisms that could explain inadequate control of viral infection in BENTA patients...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472628/ultrastructural-and-immunohistochemical-features-of-telocytes-in-placental-villi-in-preeclampsia
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Natalia V Nizyaeva, Tatiana V Sukhacheva, Roman A Serov, Galina V Kulikova, Marina N Nagovitsyna, Natalia E Kan, Victor L Tyutyunnik, Stanislav V Pavlovich, Rimma A Poltavtseva, Ekaterina L Yarotskaya, Aleksandr I Shchegolev, Gennadiy T Sukhikh
A new cell type, interstitial Cajal-like cell (ICLC), was recently described in different organs. The name was recently changed to telocytes (TCs), and their typical thin, long processes have been named telopodes (Tp). TCs regulate the contractile activity of smooth muscle cells and play a role in regulating vessel contractions. Although the placenta is not an innervated organ, we believe that TCs are present in the placenta. We studied placenta samples from physiological pregnancies and in different variants of preeclampsia (PE)...
February 22, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471412/interactions-between-the-concentration-of-non-starch-polysaccharides-in-wheat-and-the-addition-of-an-enzyme-mixture-in-a-broiler-digestibility-and-performance-trial
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N Smeets, F Nuyens, L Van Campenhout, E Delezie, T A Niewold
Two broiler trials were designed to investigate the relationship between the concentration of non-starch polysaccharides (NSP) in wheat and 1) its nutritional value for broilers and 2) the efficacy of exogenous enzymes. In a balance trial, diets were formulated with 3 wheat cultivars (Rustic and Viscount-medium NSP, Centenaire-high NSP) and were tested with or without the addition of an exogenous enzyme mixture. The diets were fed to 144 male Ross 308 broiler chickens housed in digestibility cages. Total tract nutrient digestibilities and AMEn were measured from 18 to 22 d of age...
February 16, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471130/effect-of-e-cigarette-advertisement-exposure-on-intention-to-use-e-cigarettes-in-adolescents
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Andrea M Stroup, Steven A Branstetter
INTRODUCTION: With the growth of electronic cigarettes use, curiosity about and experimentation with these products has increased among adolescents. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the moderating effect of e-cigarette advertisement (ad) exposure on the relation between perceptions of use and intentions to use in youth. METHODS: Multiple regression analyses utilizing data from the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey (N = 17,286) were used to evaluate the effect of ad exposure, perceived harmfulness, barriers, and benefits of e-cigarette use on intentions to use among youth who had never used e-cigarettes...
February 14, 2018: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470810/diversity-of-anopheles-spp-diptera-culicidae-in-an-amazonian-urban-area
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I C Reis, C T Codeço, D C P Câmara, J J Carvajal, G R Pereira, E C Keppeler, N A Honório
The genus Anopheles encompasses several species considered as vectors of human infecting Plasmodium. Environmental changes are responsible for behavior changes in these vectors and therefore the pattern of malaria transmission. To better understand the dynamics of malaria transmission, this study aimed at identify the species of adult anophelines found in a malaria endemic urban area of the Amazon region, Mâncio Lima, located in the Acre State Brazil. Using Shannon-type light traps installed at 11 collection points near fish ponds, a total of 116 anophelines were collected belonging to nine species...
February 22, 2018: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470740/effect-of-supplementing-germinated-sprouts-of-pulses-on-performance-carcass-variables-immune-and-oxidative-stress-indicators-in-broiler-chickens-reared-during-tropical-summer-season
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S V Rama Rao, B Prakash, U Rajkumar, M V L N Raju, T Srilatha, E P K Reddy
An experiment was conducted to study the effects of supplementing sprouts of pulses on performance, carcass variables, immune responses, and anti-oxidant variables in broiler chicken (day 1 to 6 weeks of age) reared during summer season in tropical region. Sprouts of black gram (BG, Vigna mungo), green gram (GG, Vigna radiata), and wild gram (WG, Vigna trilobata) were produced by soaking the pulses in water for 16 h and incubating at 37 °C for 24 h. Total phenolic content in sprouts of WG, BG, and GG was 102, 96...
February 22, 2018: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470422/fragment-based-discovery-of-inhibitors-of-the-bacterial-dnag-ssb-interaction
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Zorik Chilingaryan, Stephen J Headey, Allen T Y Lo, Zhi-Qiang Xu, Gottfried Otting, Nicholas E Dixon, Martin J Scanlon, Aaron J Oakley
In bacteria, the DnaG primase is responsible for synthesis of short RNA primers used to initiate chain extension by replicative DNA polymerase(s) during chromosomal replication. Among the proteins with which Escherichia coli DnaG interacts is the single-stranded DNA-binding protein, SSB. The C-terminal hexapeptide motif of SSB (DDDIPF; SSB-Ct) is highly conserved and is known to engage in essential interactions with many proteins in nucleic acid metabolism, including primase. Here, fragment-based screening by saturation-transfer difference nuclear magnetic resonance (STD-NMR) and surface plasmon resonance assays identified inhibitors of the primase/SSB-Ct interaction...
February 22, 2018: Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470365/effect-of-acute-complex-training-on-upper-body-force-and-power-in-collegiate-wrestlers
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Margaret T Jones, Jonathan M Oliver, John C Delgado, Justin J Merrigan, Andrew R Jagim, Charles E Robison
To determine if chain bench press (BP) exercise would enhance acute upper body force and power, 13 collegiate male wrestlers (mean ± SD; 20.5 ± 1 years; 174.3 ± 4.2 cm; 76.5 ± 8.3 kg) with ≥ 1 year of strength training participated. Session 1 included body composition ((BodPod) 8.5 ± 2.6 %body fat)), 3 repetition maximum (RM) BP, and familiarization with the plyometric push-up (PPU) on a force plate. Athletes were matched for 3RM BP and randomly assigned to one of two groups: Chain BP or Plate BP. One week after Session 1, athletes performed the experimental protocol which consisted of: Baseline PPU, Chain/Plate BP Set 1 (6 reps @ 60%), 30 sec rest, PPU, 3 min rest, Chain/Plate BP Set 2 (6 reps @60%), 30 sec rest, and PPU...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470314/genetic-variation-in-p2rx7-and-pain-tolerance
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O Kambur, M A Kaunisto, B S Winsvold, T Wilsgaard, A Stubhaug, J A Zwart, E Kalso, C S Nielsen
P2X7 is a non-selective cation channel activated by extracellular ATP. P2X7 activation contributes to the pro-inflammatory response to injury or bacterial invasion and mediates apoptosis. Recently, P2X7 function has been linked to chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pain. P2X7 may contribute to pain modulation both by effects on peripheral tissue injury underlying clinical pain states, and through alterations in central nervous system processing, as suggested by animal models. To further test its role in pain sensitivity, we examined whether variation within the P2RX7 gene, which encodes the P2X7 receptor, was associated with experimentally induced pain in human patients...
February 20, 2018: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469997/the-influence-of-nitrile-gloves-on-the-setting-behavior-of-polyvinyl-siloxane-putty-impression-materials
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A J Delgado, S P Amaya-Pajares, Y Su, L Behar-Horenstein, T E Donovan
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the gelation and polymerization time of three polyvinyl siloxane (PVS) putty materials and to determine if those times were affected by nitrile gloves under different conditions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten specimens (n=10) were obtained for each PVS putty material (Express STD, 3M ESPE; Extrude Xtra, Kerr and Exafast, GC) and tested under different conditions (gloves washed, gloves unwashed and hands contaminated)...
February 20, 2018: Community Dental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469976/calcitonin-response-to-naturally-occurring-ionized-hypercalcemia-in-cats-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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D H N Van den Broek, R F Geddes, T L Williams, Y-M Chang, J Elliott, R E Jepson
BACKGROUND: Hypercalcemia is commonly associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in cats. OBJECTIVES: To explore the calcitonin response to naturally occurring ionized hypercalcemia in cats with azotemic CKD, and to assess the relationship of plasma calcitonin with ionized calcium, alkaline phosphatase (ALP), and urinary calcium excretion. ANIMALS: Thirty-three client-owned cats with azotemic CKD and ionized hypercalcemia from first opinion practice...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469614/tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-deposition-of-provisional-extracellular-matrix-by-tracheal-basal-cells-promotes-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-a-jnk1-dependent-manner
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Jos L van der Velden, Darcy E Wagner, Karolyn G Lahue, Sarah T Abdalla, Ying W Lam, Daniel J Weiss, Yvonne M W Janssen-Heininger
Epithelial cells have been suggested as potential drivers of lung fibrosis, although the epithelial-dependent pathways that promote fibrogenesis remain unknown. Extracellular matrix is increasingly recognized as an environment that can drive cellular responses in various pulmonary diseases. In this study, we demonstrate that transforming growth factor- beta (TGF-β1)-stimulated mouse tracheal basal (MTB) cells produce provisional matrix proteins in vitro, which initiate mesenchymal changes in subsequently freshly plated MTB cells via Rho kinase- and c-Jun-N-terminal kinase (JNK1)-dependent processes...
February 22, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
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