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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241324/repeatedly-heated-palm-kernel-oil-induces-hyperlipidemia-atherogenic-indices-and-hepatorenal-toxicity-in-rats-beneficial-role-of-virgin-coconut-oil-supplementation
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Ademola C Famurewa, Onyebuchi E Nwankwo, Abiola M Folawiyo, Emeka C Igwe, Michael A Epete, Odomero G Ufebe
BACKGROUND: The literature reports that the health benefits of vegetable oil can be deteriorated by repeated heating, which leads to lipid oxidation and the formation of free radicals. Virgin coconut oil (VCO) is emerging as a functional food oil and its health benefits are attributed to its potent polyphenolic compounds. We investigated the beneficial effect of VCO supplementation on lipid profile, liver and kidney markers in rats fed repeatedly heated palm kernel oil (HPO). METHODS: Rats were divided into four groups (n = 5)...
October 2017: Acta Scientiarum Polonorum. Technologia Alimentaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239791/in%C3%A2-vitro-flowering-in-oldenlandia-umbellata-l
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Shuvra Kanta Behera, Chandrasekaran Rajasekaran, S Payas, Devanand P Fulzele, C George Priya Doss, Ramamoorthy Siva
BACKGROUND: Oldenlandia umbellata L. (Indian madder) is an antique Ayurvedic Indian herb and a source of various anthraquinone derivatives. The red dye from its roots has been used in diverse applications since ancient times. OBJECTIVES: To establish reliable and effective protocols for in vitro flowering of O. umbellata. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For in vitro flowering, organogenic calli were subcultured onto Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium supplemented with various concentrations of Naphthalene acetic acid (NAA) (0...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239483/the-effects-of-olfactory-stimulation-on-the-behavior-of-captive-ring-tailed-lemurs-lemur-catta
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Brittanny Baker, Sienna Taylor, V Tamara Montrose
Ring-tailed lemurs reside in many animal collections worldwide. Lemur welfare may be a cause of concern due to some captive individuals exhibiting stereotypic behavior. Despite these concerns, there has been little exploration of methods of environmental enrichment for ring-tailed lemurs. Olfactory stimulation can enhance captive animal welfare by encouraging species-typical behaviors, enhancing behavioral diversity, and decreasing stereotypic behaviors. We aimed to investigate the effects of olfactory stimulation via lavender, peppermint, coconut, and prey odor upon the behavior of eight captive ring-tailed lemurs...
December 14, 2017: Zoo Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230854/adjuvant-potential-of-virgin-coconut-oil-extract-on-antiretroviral-therapy-induced-testicular-toxicity-an-ultrastructural-study
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O O Ogedengbe, A I Jegede, I O Onanuga, U Offor, A I Peter, E N Akang, E C S Naidu, O O Azu
The effects of Virgin coconut oil as an adjuvant to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) were investigated on the testicular ultrastructure and biochemical markers in rats. Twenty male Sprague-Dawley rats, weighing 153-169 g were divided into four groups and treated as follows: control A (distilled water), B (HAART), C (HAART+Virgin coconut oil 10 ml/kg) and D (Virgin coconut oil [VCO] 10 ml/kg). Testicular segments were evaluated using transmission electron microscopy. Serum was assayed for testosterone, luteinising hormone, follicle stimulating hormone and testicular tissue for malondialdehyde and glutathione...
December 12, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226031/sodium-salt-medium-chain-fatty-acids-and-bacillus-based-probiotic-strategies-to-improve-growth-and-intestinal-health-of-gilthead-sea-bream-sparus-aurata
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Paula Simó-Mirabet, M Carla Piazzon, Josep Alvar Calduch-Giner, Álvaro Ortiz, Mónica Puyalto, Ariadna Sitjà-Bobadilla, Jaume Pérez-Sánchez
Background: The increased demand for fish protein has led to the intensification of aquaculture practices which are hampered by nutritional and health factors affecting growth performance. To solve these problems, antibiotics have been used for many years in the prevention, control and treatment against disease as well as growth promoters to improve animal performance. Nowadays, the use of antibiotics in the European Union and other countries has been completely or partially banned as a result of the existence of antibiotic cross-resistance...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224791/antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-virgin-coconut-oil-supplementation-abrogate-acute-chemotherapy-oxidative-nephrotoxicity-induced-by-anticancer-drug-methotrexate-in-rats
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Ademola C Famurewa, Patrick M Aja, Ekenechukwu K Maduagwuna, Chima A Ekeleme-Egedigwe, Odomero G Ufebe, Sharon O Azubuike-Osu
BACKGROUND: Methotrexate (MTX) is an efficacious anticancer agent constrained in clinical use due to its toxicity on non-targeted tissue, a considerable source of worry to clinicians. Because the toxicity is associated with oxidative stress and inflammation, the study explored antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect of virgin coconut oil (VCO) supplementation in nephrotoxicity induced by MTX in rats. METHODS: Rats were randomized into 4 groups (n=6) as follows: Control group; MTX group injected with single dose of MTX (20mg/kg, ip) on day 14; VCO (5%)+MTX and VCO (15%)+MTX groups were pre-treated with VCO diet and injected with single dose of MTX (20mg/kg, ip) on day 14...
December 7, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218091/angiogenic-and-wound-healing-potency-of-fermented-virgin-coconut-oil-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
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Ahmad H Ibrahim, Haibo Li, Sawsan S Al-Rawi, Aman Shah Abdul Majid, Omar Am Al-Habib, Xiaobo Xia, Amin Ms Abdul Majid, Dan Ji
OBJECTIVE: The process of wound healing involves activation of keratinocytes, fibroblasts, endothelial cells, etc. Angiogenesis is crucial during the process of wound healing. Virgin coconut oil is widely utilized in South Asia for various purposes including food, medicinal and industrial applications. This study aimed to evaluate the potency of fermented virgin coconut oil (FVCO) in angiogenesis and wound healing via both in vitro and in vivo assays. METHODS: Human umbilical vein endothelial (HUVEC), fibroblast (CCD-18) and retinal ganglion (RGC-5) cells were cultured in medium containing different concentrations of FVCO...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207824/comparative-evaluation-of-antiplaque-efficacy-of-coconut-oil-pulling-and-a-placebo-among-dental-college-students-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#8
Jithender Nagilla, Suhas Kulkarni, Padma Reddy Madupu, Dolar Doshi, Srikanth Reddy Bandari, Adepu Srilatha
Introduction: Oil pulling, has been extensively used as traditional Indian folk remedy since many years to prevent dental diseases and for strengthening teeth and gums. Aim: To compare and evaluate antiplaque efficacy of coconut oil pulling with a placebo among dental students, in Hyderabad city of India. Materials and Methods: A randomized controlled study was carried out among 40 dental students. Out of 40, 20 subjects were randomly assigned to study group and other 20 to control group...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197867/topical-coconut-oil-in-very-preterm-infants-an-open-label-randomised-controlled-trial
#9
Tobias Strunk, Sameer Pupala, Julie Hibbert, Dorota Doherty, Sanjay Patole
BACKGROUND: The immature fragile skin of preterm infants represents an inadequate protective barrier. The emollient and anti-infective properties of coconut oil make it a potentially beneficial topical agent for this population. OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to evaluate feasibility, safety, and the effects of topical coconut oil on skin condition in very preterm infants. METHODS: An open-label randomised controlled trial in preterm infants <30 weeks' gestation was conducted...
December 1, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197034/nutritional-demands-and-metabolic-characteristics-of-the-dsir-ha-1179-insect-cell-line-during-growth-and-infection-with-the-oryctes-nudivirus
#10
Charlotte Pushparajan, Juan Daniel Claus, Sean D G Marshall, Gabriel Visnovsky
The DSIR-HA-1179 coleopteran cell line has been identified as a susceptible and permissive host for the in vitro replication of the Oryctes nudivirus, which can be used as a biopesticide against the coconut rhinoceros beetle, pest of palms. The major challenge to in vitro large-scale Oryctes nudivirus production is ensuring process economy. This rests, among other requisites, on the use of low-cost culture media tailored to the nutritional and metabolic needs of the cell line, both in uninfected and infected cultures...
December 1, 2017: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188860/a-keto-mediet-approach-with-coconut-substitution-and-exercise-may-delay-the-onset-of-alzheimer-s-disease-among-middle-aged
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B C Perng, M Chen, J C Perng, P Jambazian
BACKGROUND: Coconut oil has been widely used to improve health because there is much information available by word of mouth, in books, and on the internet. However, researchers still continue to search for the best diets to improve the quality of life, especially for people with cognitive decline. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review is to develop a novel dietary approach, the Keto-Mediet, which may help prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease. METHODS: Evidence gained through literature review from 1982 to 2015 on gene-by-diet interaction and lipid and glucose metabolism in the brains of Alzheimer's patients is converted into the new Keto-Mediet approach...
2017: Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184560/volatile-metabolomic-composition-of-vitex-species-chemodiversity-insights-and-acaricidal-activity
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José G de Sena Filho, Ighor C Barreto, Avaldo O Soares Filho, Paulo C L Nogueira, Adenir V Teodoro, Ana V Cruz da Silva, Haroudo S Xavier, Allívia R C Rabbani, Daniel J Spakowicz, Jennifer M Duringer
The Vitex genus (Lamiaceae) produces a plethora of metabolites that include ecdysteroids and terpenoids, some of which have demonstrated insect repellent properties. The volatile composition of several members of this genus has not been chemically defined, as many taxa are endemic to remote ecosystems. In this study, leaves were collected from the northeast of Brazil from Vitex capitata, V. megapotamica, V. gardneriana, and V. rufescens plants and examined for their chemical profile via GC-MS/FID of essential oil extracts...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182565/ppar%C3%AE-modulates-long-chain-fatty-acid-processing-in-the-intestinal-epithelium
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Kalina Duszka, Matej Oresic, Cedric Le May, Jürgen König, Walter Wahli
Nuclear receptor PPARγ affects lipid metabolism in several tissues, but its role in intestinal lipid metabolism has not been explored. As alterations have been observed in the plasma lipid profile of ad libitum fed intestinal epithelium-specific PPARγ knockout mice (iePPARγKO), we submitted these mice to lipid gavage challenges. Within hours after gavage with long chain unsaturated fatty acid (FA)-rich canola oil, the iePPARγKO mice had higher plasma free FA levels and lower gastric inhibitory polypeptide levels than their wild-type (WT) littermates, and altered expression of incretin genes and lipid metabolism-associated genes in the intestinal epithelium...
November 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178292/incubation-media-affect-the-survival-pathway-and-time-of-embryo-development-in-neotropical-annual-fish-austrolebias-nigrofasciatus-rivulidae
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A P da Fonseca, M V Volcan, R B Robaldo
To analyse the survival, pathway and time of embryo development in the annual fish Austrolebias nigrofasciatus eggs were monitored in four liquid media and two damp media under experimental conditions for 130 days until their development was complete. Eggs kept in the same breeding water from oviposition remained in diapause I (DI) during all experiments. In constrast, up to the stage prior to entering diapause II (DII), the other media had no influence on development. Embryos at this stage (DII), however, show longer development time when treated in medium with water and powdered coconut shell so that about 80% of embryos remained in DII at 100 days...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171545/alternative-sugars-coconut-sugar
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November 24, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161056/de-novo-food-allergy-in-pediatric-liver-transplantation-recipients
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Ratchaneewan Sinitkul, Wiparat Manuyakorn, Wasu Kamchaisatian, Soamarat Vilaiyuk, Suwat Benjaponpitak, Chatmanee Lertudompholwanit, Suporn Treepongkaruna
BACKGROUND: Food allergy (FA) prevalence is increasing in pediatric liver transplantation (LT). However, the clinical course is still limited. OBJECTIVE: This retrospective cohort study aimed to identify the prevalence, risk factors, and the natural history of de novo FA in children post LT. METHODS: Medical records of pediatric LT recipients from Jan 2001 - Dec 2014 were reviewed. De novo FA was diagnosed by symptoms after exposure to culprit food occurring after LT, and improvement after diet elimination...
November 22, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156154/coconut-phytocompounds-inhibits-polyol-pathway-enzymes-implication-in-prevention-of-microvascular-diabetic-complications
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Devi Lekshmi Sheela, Puthiyaveetil Abdulla Nazeem, Arunaksharan Narayanankutty, R Muthangaparambil Shylaja, Sangeetha P Davis, Priyanga James, Ravisankar Valsalan, Thekkekara Devassy Babu, Achuthan C Raghavamenon
Coconut oil (CO), the primary choice of cooking purposes in the south Asian countries, is rich in medium chain saturated fatty acids, especially lauric acid (50-52%). The oil has high medicinal use in Ayurvedic system and known to contain polyphenolic antioxidants. Studies have reported that CO improves insulin sensitivity and shows hypoglycemic effect. However, there is no information regarding its effect on chronic diabetic complications including retinopathy and nephropathy is available. The secondary diabetic complications are mediated by the activation of polyol pathway, where aldose reductase (AR) plays crucial role...
December 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151890/techno-economic-and-resource-analysis-of-hydroprocessed-renewable-jet-fuel
#18
Ling Tao, Anelia Milbrandt, Yanan Zhang, Wei-Cheng Wang
Background: Biomass-derived jet fuel is an alternative jet fuel (AJF) showing promise of reducing the dependence on fossil fuel and greenhouse gas emissions. Hydroprocessed esters and fatty acids (HEFA) concept is also known as one of the pathways for producing bio jet fuel. HEFA fuel was approved by the American Society for Testing and Materials in 2011, and can be blended up to 50% with conventional jet fuel. Since then, several HEFA economic and life-cycle assessments have been published in literature...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134937/-candidatus-phytoplasma-noviguineense-a-novel-taxon-associated-with-bogia-coconut-syndrome-and-banana-wilt-disease-on-the-island-of-new-guinea
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Akio Miyazaki, Toshiro Shigaki, Hiroaki Koinuma, Nozomu Iwabuchi, Gou Bue Rauka, Alfred Kembu, Josephine Saul, Kiyoto Watanabe, Takamichi Nijo, Kensaku Maejima, Yasuyuki Yamaji, Shigetou Namba
Bogia coconut syndrome (BCS) is one of the lethal yellowing (LY)-type diseases associated with phytoplasma presence that are seriously threatening coconut cultivation worldwide. It has recently emerged, and is rapidly spreading in northern parts of the island of New Guinea. BCS-associated phytoplasmas collected in different regions were compared in terms of 16S rRNA gene sequences, revealing high identity among them represented by strain BCS-Bo(R). Comparative analysis of the 16S rRNA gene sequences revealed that BCS-Bo(R) shared less than a 97...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131156/impact-of-choice-timing-sequence-and-combination-of-broad-spectrum-antibiotics-on-the-outcome-of-allogeneic-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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F Farowski, V Bücker, J J Vehreschild, L Biehl, R Cruz-Aguilar, C Scheid, U Holtick, N Jazmati, H Wisplinghoff, O A Cornely, M J G T Vehreschild
Recent data link the incidence of intestinal GvHD (iGvHD) after allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (aSCT) to exposure with piperacillin-tazobactam or imipenem-cilastatin. To assess relevance of timing, duration, sequence and combination of antibiotic treatment in this setting, we applied a time-dependent model to our aSCT cohort. Patients from the prospective Cologne Cohort of Neutropenic Patients (CoCoNut) undergoing aSCT from January 2007 to April 2013 were included into a time-dependent multivariate Cox proportional hazards regression model with backward-stepwise selection...
November 13, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
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