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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134690/faecal-calcium-excretion-does-not-decrease-during-long-term-feeding-of-a-low-calcium-diet-in-adult-dogs
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S Schmitt, J Mack, E Kienzle, L G Alexander, P J Morris, A Colyer, B Dobenecker
According to a previous meta-analysis, adult dogs do not notably increase calcium absorption from the gastrointestinal tract when calcium intake is decreased. This results in a negative calcium balance even with a moderate calcium reduction. In this study we wanted to verify (i) whether a negative calcium balance occurs at a calcium intake equivalent to NRC (2006) (Nutrient requirements of dogs and cats, 2006, The National Academies Press, Washington, DC) minimal requirements, and if so (ii) whether the negative calcium balance will persist for up to 6 months on a low-calcium diet...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127028/effects-of-dietary-panax-notoginseng-extract-on-growth-performance-fish-composition-immune-responses-intestinal-histology-and-immune-related-genes-expression-of-hybrid-grouper-epinephelus-lanceolatus-%C3%A2-%C3%A3-epinephelus-fuscoguttatus-%C3%A2-fed-high-lipid-diets
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Zhenzhu Sun, Xiaohong Tan, Huaqun Ye, Cuiyun Zou, Chaoxia Ye, Anli Wang
Growth, plasma biochemical parameters, fish composition, immune parameters, intestinal histology, and expressions of immune-related genes were examined in hybrid grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus ♂ × Epinephelus fuscoguttatus ♀) that fed respectively six diets containing Panax notoginseng extract (PNE) at 0, 0.5, 1, 2, 4, and 10 g kg(-1) after 8 weeks. Results indicated that dietary PNE significantly improved growth, feed efficiency ratio, protein efficiency ratio, and protein deposit rate, and significantly increased crude protein and crude lipid levels of whole body and crude protein level of muscle...
November 7, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118977/mycotoxin-binder-improves-growth-rate-in-piglets-associated-with-reduction-of-toll-like-receptor-4-and-increase-of-tight-junction-protein-gene-expression-in-gut-mucosa
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Linghong Jin, Wei Wang, Jeroen Degroote, Noémie Van Noten, Honglin Yan, Maryam Majdeddin, Mario Van Poucke, Luc Peelman, Anne Goderis, Kurt Van De Mierop, Ronny Mombaerts, Stefaan De Smet, Joris Michiels
Background: Deoxynivalenol (DON) is a mycotoxin produced by Fusarium species in the field, commonly found in cereal grains, which negatively affects performances and health of animals. Mycotoxin binders are supposed to reduce the toxicity of mycotoxins. Method: The effect of a mycotoxin binder (containing acid-activated bentonite, clinoptilolite, yeast cell walls and organic acids) on growth performance and gut health was studied. Hundred and twenty weaning piglets were allocated to 4 treatments, with 5 pens of 6 piglets each, arranged in a 2 × 2 factorial design: control diet; control diet with 1 kg/t binder; control diet with DON; and control diet with DON and 1 kg/t binder...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113431/effects-of-60-week-feeding-diet-containing-bt-rice-expressing-the-cry1ab-protein-on-the-offspring-of-inbred-wuzhishan-pigs-fed-the-same-diet
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Qiang Liu, Weigang Yang, Mingjie Li, Yi Wu, Yingzheng Wang, Shuaishuai Wu, Hui Gao, Ying Han, Feng Yang, Shutang Feng, Shenming Zeng
We evaluated the chronic effects of Bt rice carrying the Cry1Ab protein (1.64 mg/kg) on offspring of highly inbred WZSP, fed with Bt rice for 360 days, in a 60-week feeding study. The WZSP offspring (n = 27) were assigned to two groups (Minghui86 group, female n = 6, male n = 5; Bt group, female n = 11, male n = 5). The average obtained Cry1Ab protein dosage for female and male pigs was 1.003 and 1.234 mg/kg body weight after 10 weeks of feeding, respectively. The experimental feed in the study was nutritionally matched in both groups...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111354/three-gpi-anchored-alkaline-phosphatases-are-involved-in-the-intoxication-of-cry1ca-toxin-to-spodoptera-exigua-larvae
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Xiang-Liang Ren, Hong-Yan Hu, Wei-Li Jiang, Xiao-Yan Ma, Ya-Jie Ma, Guo-Qing Li, Yan Ma
Glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored alkaline phosphatase (ALP) isoforms are crucial for the intoxication of crystal proteins (Cry) to several insect species. We cloned five SeALPs from the larval midgut of Spodoptera exigua, a major pest of many crops. All five SeALPs contain a signal peptide at the N-terminus, a phosphatase domain, and a GPI-anchor site at the C-terminus. Additionally, the sequences encode two or three potential N-glycosylation sites. The five SeALPs were highly expressed at the larval stage, especially in the larval gut or Malpighian tubules...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102628/dietary-supplementation-of-biofloc-influences-growth-performance-physiological-stress-antioxidant-status-and-immune-response-of-juvenile-sea-cucumber-apostichopus-japonicus-selenka
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Jinghua Chen, Yichao Ren, Guodong Wang, Bin Xia, Yuquan Li
Bioflocs are rich in various probiotics and bioactive compounds, which play an important role in improving growth and health status of aquatic organisms. A 60-day experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary supplementation of biofloc on growth performance, digestive enzyme activity, physiological stress, antioxidant status, expression of immune-related genes and disease resistance of sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus. Juvenile sea cucumbers were fed five experimental diets containing graded levels of biofloc from 0% to 20% (referred as B0, B5, B10, B15 and B20, respectively)...
November 4, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100672/treating-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-evaluation-of-an-anti-reflux-program-with-comparison-to-medications
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Jin Yang, Salem Dehom, Stephanie Sanders, Thomas Murry, Priya Krishna, Brianna K Crawley
OBJECTIVE: To determine if an anti-reflux induction program relieves laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) symptoms more effectively than medication and behavioral changes alone. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Tertiary care academic center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A database was populated with patients treated for LPR. Patients were included in the study group if they completed a two-week anti-reflux program (diet, alkaline water, medications, behavioral modifications)...
October 31, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099090/a-new-proposal-for-the-pathogenic-mechanism-of-non-coeliac-non-allergic-gluten-wheat-sensitivity-piecing-together-the-puzzle-of-recent-scientific-evidence
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REVIEW
Valentina Leccioli, Mara Oliveri, Marcello Romeo, Massimiliano Berretta, Paola Rossi
Non-coeliac/non-allergic gluten/wheat sensitivity (NCG/WS) is a gluten-related disorder, the pathogenesis of which remains unclear. Recently, the involvement of an increased intestinal permeability has been recognized in the onset of this clinical condition. However, mechanisms through which it takes place are still unclear. In this review, we attempt to uncover these mechanisms by providing, for the first time, an integrated vision of recent scientific literature, resulting in a new hypothesis about the pathogenic mechanisms involved in NCG/WS...
November 2, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098470/lysine-and-methionine-supplementation-ameliorates-high-inclusion-of-soybean-meal-inducing-intestinal-oxidative-injury-and-digestive-and-antioxidant-capacity-decrease-of-yellow-catfish
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Jun Jiang, Shangxiao Xu, Lin Feng, Yang Liu, Weidan Jiang, Pei Wu, Yan Wang, Ye Zhao, Xiaoqiu Zhou
The yellow catfish Pelteobagrus fulvidraco with initial average weight 16.6 ± 0.17 g were fed three extruded diets for 56 days. Fish meal (FM) diet was formulated as the normal control with 380 g FM and 200 g soybean meal (SBM) kg(-1) diet. The SBM diet was prepared with 220 g FM and 360 g SBM kg(-1) diet without Lys or Met supplementation. The SBM supplement (SBMS) diet was similar to SBM diet and supplemented with Lys and Met to ensure their levels similar to FM diet. The results showed fish fed SBM diet had lower percent weight gain and specific growth rate than the other two groups (P < 0...
November 2, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074052/methoxsalen-supplementation-attenuates-bone-loss-and-inflammatory-response-in-ovariectomized-mice
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Ju Ri Ham, Ra-Yeong Choi, Sung-Tae Yee, Yun-Ho Hwang, Myung-Joo Kim, Mi-Kyung Lee
Methoxsalen (MTS) is a natural bioactive compound found in a variety of plants that has many known biofunctions; however, its effects on osteoporosis and related mechanisms are not clear. This study examined whether MTS exhibited preventive effects against postmenopausal osteoporosis. Female C3H/HeN mice were divided into four groups: Sham, ovariectomy (OVX), OVX with MTS (0.02% in diet), and OVX with estradiol (0.03 μg/day, s.c). After 6 weeks, MTS supplementation significantly increased femur bone mineral density and bone surface along with bone surface/total volume...
October 23, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058123/phosphorus-availability-in-the-source-population-influences-response-to-dietary-phosphorus-quantity-in-a-new-zealand-freshwater-snail
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Amy C Krist, Laura Bankers, Katelyn Larkin, Michele D Larson, Daniel J Greenwood, Marissa A Dyck, Maurine Neiman
We investigated whether previously documented variation among populations in availability of dietary phosphorus (P) is linked to heterogeneity in growth rate of the New Zealand freshwater snail Potamopyrgus antipodarum on a P-limited diet. We chose this system because P. antipodarum inhabits water bodies that vary in P availability and because P. antipodarum growth rate varies considerably in response to low P. We quantified specific growth rate and alkaline phosphatase (AP) expression in a diverse array of juvenile P...
December 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057036/effects-of-chimonanthus-nitens-oliv-leaf-extract-on-glycolipid-metabolism-and-antioxidant-capacity-in-diabetic-model-mice
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Hui Chen, Yan Jiang, Zhanwei Yang, Wenbing Hu, Lei Xiong, Ning Wang, Xin Liu, Guodong Zheng, Kehui Ouyang, Wenjun Wang
The paper investigated the antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic efficacy and antioxidant capacity of Chimonanthus nitens Oliv. leaf extract (COE) in combination of high-glucose-fat diet-fed and streptozotocin-induced diabetic model mice. Various physiological indexes in diabetic model mice were well improved especially by oral administration of high dose of COE; the results were listed as follows. Fast blood glucose (FBG) level and serum triglyceride (TC), total cholesterol (TG), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDLC), and malondialdehyde (MDA) as well as MDA in liver were significantly reduced; fasting serum insulin (FINS) and insulin sensitivity index (ISI) were both increased; high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDLC) in serum was significantly increased; total antioxidant capacity (T-AOC), activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px), and catalase (CAT) in serum and liver were apparently enhanced; liver coefficient (LC), liver transaminase, and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) were decreased...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050431/a-study-on-the-sternum-growth-and-mineralization-kinetic-of-meat-duck-from-35-to-63-days-of-age
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H Y Zhang, H Liao, Q F Zeng, J P Wang, X M Ding, S P Bai, K Y Zhang
The sternum as an important part of the skeleton and not only provides a crucial attachment site for the pectoral muscles and protects internal organs such as the heart and lungs for meat duck, but may also be considered as the primary ventilator in the avian respiratory system. Therefore, this study focuses on the sternum growth and mineralization kinetics of ducks from 35 d to 63 d of age. A total of 72 one-d-old males and 72 females were chosen and fed with the same diet until the age of 9 weeks. The sternum and serum were harvested at 35 d, 42 d, 49 d, 56d, and 63 d of feeding...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039281/inhibitory-effects-of-an-extract-from-non-host-plants-on-physiological-characteristics-of-two-major-cabbage-pests
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M Dastranj, E Borzoui, A R Bandani, O L Franco
The diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) and small white cabbage butterfly (Pieris rapae) are the two main serious pests of cruciferous crops (Brassicaceae) that have developed resistance to chemical control methods. In order to avoid such resistance and also the adverse effects of chemical pesticides on the environment, alternative methods have usually been suggested, including the use of plant enzyme inhibitors. Here, the inhibitory effects of proteinaceous inhibitors extracted from wheat, canola, sesame, bean and triticale were evaluated against the digestive α-amylases, larval growth, development and nutritional indecs of the diamondback moth and small white cabbage butterfly...
October 17, 2017: Bulletin of Entomological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030666/lc-pda-apciitms-identification-of-algal-carotenoid-and-oxysterol-precursors-to-fatty-acid-esters-in-hydrolyzed-extracts-of-the-freshwater-mussel-dreissena-bugensis
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Maxime C Bridoux, Monika Sobiechowska, Alicia Pérez-Fuentetaja, Katherine T Alben
Carotenyl fatty acid esters (carotenyl-FAEs) were extracted in acetone from freeze-dried Dreissena bugensis (Lakes Erie and Ontario) and hydrolyzed to identify the carotenoid precursors. Analysis by liquid chromatography (LC) with photodiode array (PDA) and atmospheric pressure chemical ionization-ion trap mass spectrometry (APCIitMS) revealed the major hydrolysis products: fucoxanthinol (FOH) from fucoxanthin (FX, diatoms); mactraxanthin (MX) from violaxanthin (VX, chlorophytes); 4-fold higher levels of an unknown, tentatively identified as an adduct of two closely eluting C27H46O3 and C27H48O3 steryl triols...
October 13, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017944/immunological-responses-and-disease-resistance-of-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-juveniles-following-dietary-administration-of-stinging-nettle-urtica-dioica
#16
Mohammad Reza Saeidi Asl, Milad Adel, Christopher Marlowe A Caipang, Mahmoud A O Dawood
The present study investigated the effects of dietary supplementation of stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) on growth performance, skin mucus, immune response and disease resistance of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) fed with diets supplemented with U. dioica at 0, 1, 2 and 3%. After 8 weeks of feeding, the addition of U. dioica at 3% level resulted in improved weight gain, specific growth rate and feed conversion ratio significantly when compared to the other groups (P < 0.05). Hematological responses including: hematocrit (Htc), hemoglobin (Hb), lymphocyte and neutrophil populations enhanced significantly in fish fed 3% of stinging nettle when measured after 4 weeks; while, total red blood cells, white blood, Htc, Hb, lymphocyte and neutrophil populations significantly increased after 8 weeks in the same group (P < 0...
October 7, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988221/cocos-nucifera-water-improves-metabolic-functions-in-offspring-of-high-fat-diet-fed-wistar-rats
#17
Olufadekemi T Kunle-Alabi, Opeyemi O Akindele, Yinusa Raji
BACKGROUND: Maternal high fat diet has been implicated in the aetiology of metabolic diseases in their offspring. The hypolipidaemic actions of Cocos nucifera water improve metabolic indices of dams consuming a high fat diet during gestation. This study investigated the effects of C. nucifera water on metabolism of offspring of dams exposed to high fat diet during gestation. METHODS: Four groups of pregnant Wistar rat dams (n=6) were treated orally from Gestation Day (GD) 1 to GD 21 as follows: standard rodent feed+10 mL/kg distilled water (Control), standard rodent feed+10 mL/kg C...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971236/gender-specific-association-between-dietary-acid-load-and-total-lean-body-mass-and-its-dependency-on-protein-intake-in-seniors
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A M Faure, K Fischer, B Dawson-Hughes, A Egli, H A Bischoff-Ferrari
Diet-related mild metabolic acidosis may play a role in the development of sarcopenia. We investigated the relationship between dietary acid load and total lean body mass in male and female seniors age ≥ 60 years. We found that a more alkaline diet was associated with a higher %TLM only among senior women. INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to determine if dietary acid load is associated with total lean body mass in male and female seniors age ≥ 60 years. METHODS: We investigated 243 seniors (mean age 70...
December 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938791/effects-of-a-high-dose-of-microbial-phytase-and-myo-inositol-supplementation-on-growth-performance-tibia-mineralization-nutrient-digestibility-litter-moisture-content-and-foot-problems-in-broiler-chickens-fed-phosphorus-deficient-diets
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D Farhadi, A Karimi, Gh Sadeghi, J Rostamzadeh, M R Bedford
A total of 660 one-day-old Ross 308 broiler chicks were randomly distributed into eleven dietary treatments. Treatments included a maize-soybean meal-based diet with recommended calcium (Ca) and non-phytate phosphorus (nPP) (positive control; PC), an nPP-deficient diet (negative control; NC), NC diets supplemented with different levels of phytase (0, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 3,000, 4,000, 5,000, and 6,000 FTU/kg), a NC diet plus 0.15% myo-inositol, and a NC diet with reduced Ca level (Ca to nPP ratio same as PC)...
October 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936571/effect-of-dietary-astaxanthin-on-the-growth-performance-non-specific-immunity-and-antioxidant-capacity-of-pufferfish-takifugu-obscurus-under-high-temperature-stress
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Chang-Hong Cheng, Zhi-Xun Guo, Chao-Xia Ye, An-Li Wang
The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of astaxanthin on growth performance, biochemical parameters, ROS production, and immune-related gene expressions of the pufferfish (Takifugu obscurus) under high temperature stress. The experimental basal diets supplemented with astaxanthin at the rates of 0 (control), 20, 40, 80, 160, and 320 mg kg(-1) were fed to fish for 8 weeks. The results showed that the fish fed diet with 80, 160, and 320 mg kg(-1) astaxanthin significantly improved weight gain and specific growth rate...
September 21, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
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