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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355274/adaptation-of-rhodopseudomonas-acidophila-strain-7050-to-growth-at-different-light-intensities-what-are-the-benefits-to-changing-the-type-of-lh2
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A T Gardiner, D M Niedzwiedzki, R J Cogdell
Typical purple bacterial photosynthetic units consist of light harvesting one/reaction centre 'core' complexes surrounded by light harvesting two complexes. Factors such as the number and size of photosynthetic units per cell, as well as the type of light harvesting two complex that is produced, are controlled by environmental factors. In this paper, the change in the type of LH2 present in the Rhodopsuedomonas acidophila strain 7050 is described when cells are grown at a range of different light intensities...
January 22, 2018: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354920/-effect-of-heat-reinforcing-needling-on-serum-metabolite-profiles-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-rabbits-with-cold-syndrome
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Xiaozheng Du, Bo Yuan, Jinhai Wang, Xinghua Zhang, Liang Tian, Tingzhuo Zhang, Xinglan Li, Fengfan Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To explore heat-reinforcing needling for the metabolite profiling changes in serum of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) rabbits with liquid chromatograph-mass spectrometer (LC-MS) technique, and to investigate its mechanisms. METHODS: Forty clean purple blue rabbits were randomized into a normal group, a model group, a reinforcing-reducing needling (RRN) group, a twirling-reinforcing needling (TRN) group, and a heat-reinforcing needling (HRN) group, 8 cases in each group...
September 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353020/ultrasound-improves-antimicrobial-effect-of-sodium-dichloroisocyanurate-to-reduce-salmonella-typhimurium-on-purple-cabbage
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Ana Lúcia Almeida Duarte, Denes Kaic Alves do Rosário, Syllas Borburema Silva Oliveira, Hygor Lendell Silva de Souza, Raquel Vieira de Carvalho, Joel Camilo Souza Carneiro, Pollyanna Ibrahim Silva, Patrícia Campos Bernardes
The consumer's interest in ready-to-eat, fast-ready, nutritious and fresh foods is a major challenge for the food industry. Thus, studies on new sanitization methods are relevant. The effect of Sodium Hypochlorite (SH), Benzalkonium Chloride (BC), and Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate (SD) isolated or combined with Ultrasound (US) in purple cabbage quality over 7 days of storage at 8 ± 1 °C was evaluated. The natural microbiota (mesophilic aerobic bacteria, lactic acid bacteria and coliforms), intentionally inoculated Salmonella Typhimurium, physicochemical quality (anthocyanins, pH, total titratable acidity, instrumental color and mass loss) and sensorial quality (multiple comparison test and visual sensory acceptance) were analyzed...
January 8, 2018: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352639/indirect-glyphosate-detection-based-on-ninhydrin-reaction-and-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-spectroscopy
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Meng-Lei Xu, Yu Gao, Yali Li, Xueliang Li, Huanjie Zhang, Xiao Xia Han, Bing Zhao, Liang Su
Glyphosate is one of the most commonly-used and non-selective herbicides in agriculture, which may directly pollute the environment and threaten human health. A simple and effective approach to assessment of its damage to the natural environment is thus quite necessary. However, traditional chromatography-based detection methods usually suffer from complex pretreatment procedures. Herein, we propose a simple and sensitive method for the determination of glyphosate by combining ninhydrin reaction and surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectroscopy...
January 5, 2018: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346532/what-color-should-glacier-algae-be
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Roman J Dial, Gerard Q Ganey, S McKenzie Skiles
Red-colored secondary pigments in glacier algae play an adaptive role in melting snow and ice. We advance this hypothesis using a model of color-based absorption of irradiance, an experiment with colored particles in snow, and the natural history of glacier algae. Carotenoids and phenols-astaxanthin in snow-algae and purpurogallin in ice-algae-shield photosynthetic apparatus by absorbing over-abundant visible wavelengths, then dissipating the excess radiant energy as heat. This heat melts proximal ice crystals, providing liquid-water in a 0°C environment and freeing-up nutrients bound in frozen water...
January 15, 2018: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344660/purple-sweet-potato-color-attenuates-high-fat-induced-neuroinflammation-in-mouse-brain-by-inhibiting-mapk-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation
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Jian Li, Zhao Shi, Yongjie Mi
Purple sweet potato color (PSPC) is a natural anthocyanin pigment that is derived from purple sweet potato storage roots. PSPC possesses a variety of biological activities, including antioxidant, anti‑inflammatory and neuroprotective effects; however, the detailed effects of PSPC on high‑fat diet (HFD)‑induced neuroinflammation remain to be determined. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether PSPC has a protective role in HFD‑associated neuroinflammation in the mouse brain and to provide novel insight into the mechanisms of the action...
January 17, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343970/a-retrospective-examination-of-the-us-food-and-drug-administration-s-clinical-pharmacology-reviews-of-oncology-biologics-for-potential-use-of-therapeutic-drug-monitoring
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Brett Fleisher, Sihem Ait-Oudhia
Background: Biologics have gained traction for use in oncology, but have demonstrate clinical variability for efficacy and safety. Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) can benefit patients' outcomes from a biologic therapy when the latter has a defined therapeutic window. A clinically relevant therapeutic window may exist for biologics with established exposure-response (E-R) relationships for efficacy and/or safety and a documented maximum tolerated dose (MTD). Additionally, the inter-individual variability (IIV) on the clearance (CL) parameter could determine risks for patients falling outside the proposed therapeutic window...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343063/why-does-cufes2-resemble-gold
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Anumol Sugathan, Biswajit Bhattacharyya, V V Ravi Kishore, Abhinav Kumar, Guru Pratheep Rajasekar, D D Sarma, Anshu Pandey
While several potential applications of CuFeS2 quantum dots have already been reported, doubts regarding their optical and physical properties persist. In particular, it is unclear if the quantum dot material is metallic, a degenerately doped semiconductor or else an intrinsic semiconductor material. Here we examine the physical properties of CuFeS2 quantum dots in order to address this issue. Specifically, we study the bump that is observed in the optical spectra of these quantum dots at ~500 nm. Using a combination of structural and optical characterization methods, ultrafast spectroscopy, as well as electronic structure calculations, we ascertain that the unusual purple color of CuFeS2 quantum dots as well the golden luster of CuFeS2 films arise from the existence of a plasmon resonance in these materials...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337409/engineering-of-purple-embryo-maize-with-a-multigene-expression-system-derived-from-a-bidirectional-promoter-and-self-cleaving-2a-peptides
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Xiaoqing Liu, Wenzhu Yang, Bona Mu, Suzhen Li, Ye Li, Xiaojin Zhou, Chunyi Zhang, Yunliu Fan, Rumei Chen
Anthocyanins are polyhydroxy and polymethoxy 2-phenylbenzopyrylium glucosides that belong to a large group of plant secondary metabolites termed flavonoids. The most common anthocyanidins (anthocyanin aglycones) in higher plants are cyanidin, pelargonidin, peonidin, delphinidin, petunidin and malvidin. Flavonoid biosynthesis has been suggested to occur on the cytoplasmic face of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), where sequential enzymes of the pathway loosely form a metabolon (Winkel-Shirley, 1999). Known structural genes along the anthocyanin biosynthesis pathway in maize include chalcone synthase (CHS), chalcone isomerase (CHI), flavanone 3-hydroxylase (F3H), flavonoid 3'-hydroxylase (F3'H), dihydroflavonol 4-reductase (DFR), anthocyanidin synthase (ANS), flavonoid 3-O-glucosyltransferase (3UFGT) and glutathione S-transferase (GST)...
January 16, 2018: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335809/healthcare-and-social-services-providers-who-serve-sexual-and-gender-minorities-in-a-u-s-mexico-border-city
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Oralia Loza, Carlos R Alvarez, David Peralta-Torres
Sexual and gender minorities, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals, experience barriers to healthcare as a result of stigma, discrimination, and poor cultural competence by healthcare and social services providers (HCSSP). The purpose of the study is to increase access to care and services for the LGBTQ community in a U.S.-Mexico border city by identifying LGBTQ-friendly HCSSP. A survey, developed based on concerns voiced in a predominantly Hispanic LGBTQ community, was administered to HCSSP and used to create a referral list, "The Purple Pages of El Paso" (PPoEP)...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332168/efficient-crispr-cas9-based-genome-editing-in-carrot-cells
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Magdalena Klimek-Chodacka, Tomasz Oleszkiewicz, Levi G Lowder, Yiping Qi, Rafal Baranski
The first report presenting successful and efficient carrot genome editing using CRISPR/Cas9 system. Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated (Cas9) is a powerful genome editing tool that has been widely adopted in model organisms recently, but has not been used in carrot-a model species for in vitro culture studies and an important health-promoting crop grown worldwide. In this study, for the first time, we report application of the CRISPR/Cas9 system for efficient targeted mutagenesis of the carrot genome...
January 13, 2018: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331904/anthocyanins-in-perilla-plants-and-dried-leaves
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Yumi Fujiwara, Miya Kono, Airi Ito, Michiho Ito
High-quality perilla leaves are purple on upper and lower surfaces and have a good aroma. The Japanese Pharmacopoeia specifies the content of essential oils in perilla leaves but not that of anthocyanins. Several reports have described the chemical species of anthocyanins in red perilla, but a complete analysis of anthocyanins in perilla has not been reported. In this study, the anthocyanins in the leaves of cultivated and wild species of perilla and those in commercially available perilla herbs were studied...
January 11, 2018: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331817/vapochromic-behavior-of-mof-for-selective-sensing-of-ethanol
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Zhenhua Wang, Qianwang Chen
A MOF material, Co3[Co(CN)6]2 nanoparticles has been prepared for the effective detection of ethanol in vapor phase. When exposed to ethanol vapor, the material was changed from pink to purple, which is easily observed by naked eyes directly. We propose that the ethanol response is due to ethanol molecules entering the pores of the solid, where they alter the coordination geometry, leading to conversion of their Co centers from octahedral to tetrahedral coordination. Significantly, the change is reversible, which make the material reusable without subjecting to dynamic vacuum or slightly warming...
December 30, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329829/effectiveness-and-safety-of-foam-sclerotherapy-with-5-ethanolamine-oleate-in-the-treatment-of-low-flow-venous-malformations-in-the-head-and-neck-region-a-case-series
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M C Ribeiro, S de Mattos Camargo Grossmann, M B F do Amaral, W H de Castro, T P Navarro, R J Procopio, T A da Silva, C de Nazaré Alves de Oliveira Kato, R A Mesquita
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of 5% ethanolamine oleate (EO) foam in the treatment of low-flow venous malformations in the head and neck region. Seventeen consecutive patients (six male, 11 female) and 34 low-flow venous malformations were enrolled. The vascular anomalies ranged between 20mm and 80mm in size. The typical clinical indication was a swelling (88.2%) with a purple colour (85.3%); the most frequent location was the tongue (23.5%). Ethanolamine oleate foam was produced via the Tessari method and applied at 10mg per 1cm to the vascular anomalies...
January 9, 2018: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329810/facile-microencapsulation-of-olive-oil-in-porous-starch-granules-fabrication-characterization-and-oxidative-stability
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Miao Lei, Fang-Cheng Jiang, Jie Cai, Si Hu, Rui Zhou, Gang Liu, Yue-Hui Wang, Hai-Bo Wang, Jing-Ren He, Xin-Gao Xiong
In this study, starch with porous structures derived from purple sweet potato was prepared and used as a food-grade polymer for the microencapsulation of olive oil. The optimal reaction conditions for preparing porous starch were determined to improve its adsorption capacity as effective microcapsule-wall materials. Olive oil was then impregnated in microspheres, and loading ratio was optimized by investigating the restrictive factors, including the mass ratio of olive oil to porous starch, as well as the embedding temperature and time...
January 9, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329437/association-of-extracellular-dntp-utilization-with-a-gmpap1-like-protein-identified-in-cell-wall-proteomic-analysis-of-soybean-roots
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Weiwei Wu, Yan Lin, Pandao Liu, Qianqian Chen, Jiang Tian, Cuiyue Liang
Plant root cell walls are dynamic systems that serve as the first plant compartment responsive to soil conditions, such as phosphorus (P) deficiency. To date, evidence for the regulation of root cell wall proteins (CWPs) by P deficiency remains sparse. In order to gain a better understanding of the roles played by CWPs in the roots of soybean (Glycine max) in adaptation to P deficiency, we conducted an iTRAQ (isobaric tag for relative and absolute quantitation) proteomic analysis. A total of 53 CWPs with differential accumulation in response to P deficiency were identified...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329278/t-dna-tagging-based-gain-of-function-of-oshkt1-4-reinforces-na-exclusion-from-leaves-and-stems-but-triggers-na-toxicity-in-roots-of-rice-under-salt-stress
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Yuuka Oda, Natsuko I Kobayashi, Keitaro Tanoi, Jian Feng Ma, Yukiko Itou, Maki Katsuhara, Takashi Itou, Tomoaki Horie
The high affinity K⁺ transporter 1;4 (HKT1;4) in rice (Oryza sativa), which shows Na⁺ selective transport with little K⁺ transport activity, has been suggested to be involved in reducing Na in leaves and stems under salt stress. However, detailed physiological roles of OsHKT1;4 remain unknown. Here, we have characterized a transfer DNA (T-DNA) insertion mutant line of rice, which overexpresses OsHKT1;4, owing to enhancer elements in the T-DNA, to gain an insight into the impact of OsHKT1;4 on salt tolerance of rice...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325213/a-new-colorimetric-platform-for-protein-detection-based-on-recognition-induced-cascade-of-polymeric-nanoparticles-disassembly
#18
Fang Fang, Jin Liu, Yushu Li, Junjiao Yang, Jing Yang
Despite great progress, it is still of high interest to explore new homogeneous assays for simple, visual, and selective protein detection. Herein, one new colorimetric sensor has been developed for visual detection of protein by using polymeric micelles as a sensing scaffold and the molecular recognition between protein and the ligand on the surface of the polymeric micelles as the driving force to trigger the readout of the detection signal. The polymeric micelles formed via the self-assembly of the amphiphilic block polymer biotin-labeled poly(ethylene glycol)-block-poly(3-acryl aminophenylboronic acid) are endowed with colorful feature by incorporation of alizarin red S (ARS) into the hydrophobic core...
January 11, 2018: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322139/effects-of-polysaccharides-from-purple-sweet-potatoes-on-immune-response-and-gut-microbiota-composition-in-normal-and-cyclophosphamide-treated-mice
#19
Chao Tang, Jian Sun, Bo Zhou, Changhai Jin, Jun Liu, Juan Kan, Chunlu Qian, Nianfeng Zhang
In this study, three polysaccharides including water-soluble polysaccharide (WSP), dilute alkali-soluble polysaccharide (DASP) and concentrated alkali-soluble polysaccharide (CASP) were extracted from purple sweet potatoes and then administered to normal and cyclophosphamide (CTX) treated mice by gavage. The results showed that WSP and CASP could restore the spleen index and immune cytokine (IL-2 and IL-6) levels in CTX treated mice, while DASP could enhance the levels of TNF-α, IL-2 and IL-6. As compared to the normal control group, WSP and CASP treatment groups exhibited increased levels of Bacteroidetes, Lachnospiraceae and Oscillospira, but decreased levels of Firmicutes, Alcaligenaceae and Sutterella in normal mice...
January 11, 2018: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321449/a-simple-paper-based-colorimetric-device-for-rapid-and-sensitive-urinary-oxalate-determinations
#20
Piyakorn Worramongkona, Kanyarat Seeda, Phatharatanathorn Phansomboon, Nalin Ratnarathorn, Orawon Chailapakul, Wijitar Dungchai
In this work, a simple and inexpensive paper-based colorimetric device (cPAD) was developed for oxalate measurements. The colorimetric assay is based on the formation of formazan via the reduction of 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) by oxalate decarboxylase and formate dehydrogenase on the paper device. After the sample was spotted on the device, MTT changed color from yellow to purple, and the purple color intensity correlated with the oxalate concentration. The quantitative detection of oxalate ranged from 10 - 1000 μM, with a linear equation, y = 0...
2018: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
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