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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735452/characterization-of-polymeric-substance-classes-in-cereal-based-beverages-using-asymmetrical-flow-field-flow-fractionation-with-a-multi-detection-system
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Georg Krebs, Thomas Becker, Martina Gastl
Cereal-based beverages contain a complex mixture of various polymeric macromolecules including polysaccharides, peptides, and polyphenols. The molar mass of polymers and their degradation products affect different technological and especially sensory parameters of beverages. Asymmetrical flow field-flow fractionation (AF4) coupled with multi-angle light scattering (MALS) and refractive index detection (dRI) or UV detection (UV) is a technique for structure and molar mass distribution analysis of macromolecules commonly used for pure compound solutions...
July 22, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735312/effect-of-lyophilization-on-survivability-and-growth-kinetic-of-trichoderma-strains-preserved-on-various-agriculture-by-products
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Danuta Witkowska, Katarzyna Buska-Pisarek, Wojciech Łaba, Michał Piegza, Anna Kancelista
Growth of four Trichoderma strains were tested on lignocellulosic by-products in solid state fermentation (SSF). The strains were also analyzed for their survival rate and growth after lyophilization on these carriers. All applied monocomponent and bicomponent media were substrates for the production and preservation of Trichoderma biomass. However, the maximum number of colony forming units (CFU/g dm) was acquired on bicomponent media based on dried grass and beet pulp or grass with corn cobs, when compared to monocomponent media...
July 6, 2017: Polish Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735005/immobilization-of-antimicrobial-peptides-onto-cellulose-nanopaper
#3
Israel González, Helena Oliver-Ortega, Quim Tarrés, Marc Delgado-Aguilar, Pere Mutjé, David Andreu
In this work we report the production of cellulose nanopapers modified with alkyl ketene dimer (AKD) in order to allow the immobilization of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) to produce surfaces with antimicrobial properties. Cellulose nanofibers (CNF) were prepared from softwood bleached pulp via high pressure homogenization after chemical pretreatment of fibers via TEMPO oxidation. Nanopapers were then prepared after a casting technique and functionalized with alkyl ketene dimer before AMPs were immobilized. The immobilization process was performed by submerging the samples into AMP aqueous solutions and then dried at room temperature...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734962/analyzing-the-hepatoprotective-effect-of-the-swertia-cincta-burkillextract-against-anit-induced-cholestasis-in-rats-by-modulating-the-expression-of-transporters-and-metabolic-enzymes
#4
Lili Xu, Tingting Sheng, Xiaolong Liu, Tong Zhang, Zhengtao Wang, Han Han
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Swertia cincta Burkill was traditionally used for treating jaundice and various types of chronic and acute hepatitis in Yunnan and Tibet in China for hundreds of years. This study aims to investigate the protective effect of S. cincta Burkill (ESC) extract on alpha-naphthylisothiocyanate (ANIT)-induced hepatotoxicity and cholestasis in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Crude extracts were prepared using 90% ethanol and by vacuum drying...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734600/tracking-amazonian-cheese-microbial-diversity-development-of-an-original-sustainable-and-robust-starter-by-freeze-drying-spray-drying
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A A Ferreira, S Huang, Í T Perrone, P Schuck, G Jan, A F Carvalho
The Marajó cheese made with raw buffalo milk in the Amazon region of Brazil can be considered a good source of wild lactic acid bacteria strains with unexplored and promising characteristics. The aim of this study was to develop a potential probiotic starter culture for industrial applications using freeze drying and spray drying. A decrease in the survival rates of freeze-dried samples compared with spray-dried samples was noted. The spray-dried cultures remained approximately 10(9) cfu·g(-1), whereas the freeze-dried samples showed 10(7) cfu·g(-1) after 60 d of storage at 4°C...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734567/effect-of-calcium-phosphate-nanocomposite-on-in-vitro-remineralization-of-human-dentin-lesions
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Michael D Weir, Jianping Ruan, Ning Zhang, Laurence C Chow, Ke Zhang, Xiaofeng Chang, Yuxing Bai, Hockin H K Xu
OBJECTIVE: Secondary caries is a primary reason for dental restoration failures. The objective of this study was to investigate the remineralization of human dentin lesions in vitro via restorations using nanocomposites containing nanoparticles of amorphous calcium phosphate (NACP) or NACP and tetracalcium phosphate (TTCP) for the first time. METHODS: NACP was synthesized by a spray-drying technique and incorporated into a resin consisting of ethoxylated bisphenol A dimethacrylate (EBPADMA) and pyromellitic glycerol dimethacrylate (PMGDM)...
July 19, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734350/dried-urine-spots-a-novel-sampling-technique-for-comprehensive-lc-ms-n-drug-screening
#7
Julian A Michely, Markus R Meyer, Hans H Maurer
Dried matrix spot (DMS) technique as alternative sampling strategy, especially dried urine spots (DUS), might be an alternative for drug screening. So far only particular drugs or drug classes were covered in DMS screenings. Therefore, workup of DUS for a broad comprehensive library-based LC-MS(n) screening was developed. It consisted of enzymatic on-spot deconjugation followed by liquid extraction and LC-MS(n) analysis. This workup was compared to established urine precipitation (UP) and validated according to international guidelines for qualitative approaches, using exemplary compounds of several drug classes (antidepressants, benzodiazepines, cardiovascular drugs, neuroleptics, opioids, stimulants, etc...
August 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734249/nitrogen-losses-and-greenhouse-gas-emissions-under-different-n-and-water-management-in-a-subtropical-double-season-rice-cropping-system
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Kaiming Liang, Xuhua Zhong, Nongrong Huang, Rubenito M Lampayan, Yanzhuo Liu, Junfeng Pan, Bilin Peng, Xiangyu Hu, Youqiang Fu
Nitrogen non-point pollution and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission are major challenges in rice production. This study examined options for both economic and environmental sustainability through optimizing water and N management. Field experiments were conducted to examine the crop yields, N use efficiency (NUE), greenhouse gas emissions, N losses under different N and water management. There were four treatments: zero N input with farmer's water management (N0), farmer's N and water management (FP), optimized N management with farmer's water management (OPTN) and optimized N management with alternate wetting and drying irrigation (OPTN+AWD)...
July 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734206/theoretical-investigation-of-the-conformational-space-of-baicalin
#9
Juan J Martínez Medina, Evelina G Ferrer, Patricia A M Williams, Nora B Okulik
Flavonoids are a large group of polyphenolic compounds ubiquitously present in plants. They are important components of human diet. They are recognized as potential drug candidates to be used in the treatment and prevention of a lot of pathological disorders, due to their protective effects. Baicalin (7-glucuronic acid 5, 6-dihydroxyflavone) is one of the main single active constituents isolated from the dried roots of Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi. The great interest on this flavonoid is due to its various pharmacological properties, such as antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anticancer and so on, and its high accumulation in the roots of S...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733650/emergence-of-polysaccharide-membrane-walls-through-macro-space-partitioning-via-interfacial-instability
#10
Kosuke Okeyoshi, Maiko K Okajima, Tatsuo Kaneko
Living organisms in drying environments build anisotropic structures and exhibit directionality through self-organization of biopolymers. However, the process of macro-scale assembly is still unknown. Here, we introduce a dissipative structure through a non-equilibrium process between hydration and deposition in the drying of a polysaccharide liquid crystalline solution. By controlling the geometries of the evaporation front in a limited space, multiple nuclei emerge to grow vertical membrane walls with macroscopic orientation...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733637/c26-ceramide-as-highly-sensitive-biomarker-for-the-diagnosis-of-farber-disease
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Claudia Cozma, Marius-Ionuț Iurașcu, Sabrina Eichler, Marina Hovakimyan, Oliver Brandau, Susanne Zielke, Tobias Böttcher, Anne-Katrin Giese, Jan Lukas, Arndt Rolfs
Farber disease (FD) is a rare autosomal recessive disease caused by mutations in the acid ceramidase gene (ASAH1). Low ceramidase activity results in the accumulation of fatty substances, mainly ceramides. Hallmark symptoms at clinical level are periarticular nodules, lipogranulomas, swollen and painful joints and a hoarse voice. FD phenotypes are heterogeneous varying from mild to very severe cases, with the patients not surviving past their first year of life. The diagnostic aspects of FD are poorly developed due to the rarity of the disease...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733192/pharmacological-evaluation-of-phytochemicals-from-south-indian-black-turmeric-curcuma-caesia-roxb-to-target-cancer-apoptosis
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K S Mukunthan, R S Satyan, T N Patel
Curcuma caesia Roxb. (Black turmeric), a perennial herb of the family Zingiberaceae is indigenous to India. C. caesia is used as a spice, food preservative and coloring agent commonly in the Indian subcontinent. Functional parametric pharmacological evaluations like drug ability and toxicity profile of this endangered species is poorly documented. In our present study, among all the extracts of dried C. caesia rhizome viz- hexane, ethyl acetate, methanol and water tested for free radical scavenging capacity by total antioxidant activity (TAO) method, Hexane Rhizome Extract (HRE) wzs found to possess remarkable activity (1200mg ascorbic acid equivalent/100g)...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733026/effects-of-supplementation-with-spray-dried-porcine-plasma-on-blood-variables-on-piglets-feed-with-diet-contaminated-by-mycotoxins
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Lucieli K F Müller, Aleksandro S da Silva, Matheus D Baldissera, Janio M Santurio, Patricia Glombowsky, Jeferson Gugel, Gabriela Campigotto, Eduardo M Gloria, Diovani Paiano, Gustavo Machado
The aim of this study was to evaluate the supplementation spray-dried porcine plasma (SDPP) effects on body weight, glucose levels and hematological and immunology variables for piglets fed with diet contaminated with low or high aflatoxin and fumonisin levels. Thus, 24 piglets were allotted in four groups, and the group A received a control diet; the group B received a diet with 6% of SDPP; the group C 300 μg/kg of aflatoxins and 8000 μg/kg of fumonisin; the group D 300 μg/kg of aflatoxins, 8000 μg/kg of fumonisin and 6% of SDPP, respectively...
July 18, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732971/application-of-airborne-ultrasound-in-the-convective-drying-of-fruits-and-vegetables-a-review
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REVIEW
Kai Fan, Min Zhang, Arun S Mujumdar
The application of airborne ultrasound is a promising technology in the drying of foods, particularly to fruits and vegetables. In this paper, designs of dryers using ultrasound to combine the convective drying process are described. The main factors affecting the drying kinetics with the ultrasound application are discussed. The results show that the ultrasound application accelerated the drying kinetics. Ultrasound application during the convective drying of fruits and vegetables shorten the drying time. Ultrasound application can produce an increase of the effective moisture diffusivity and the mass transfer coefficient...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732188/adapted-methods-for-scanning-electron-microscopy-in-assessment-of-human-sperm-morphology
#15
Petra Nussdorfer, Ines Cilenšek, Branko Zorn, Daniel Petrovič
Infertility is a widespread problem, and in some cases, the routine basic semen analysis is not sufficient to detect the cause of male infertility. The use of the scanning electron microscope (SEM) could provide a detailed insight into spermatozoa morphology, but it requires specific sample preparation techniques. The purpose of this study was to select, adjust, and optimize a method for the preparation of spermatozoa samples prior to SEM analysis, and to establish the protocol required for its use in clinical practice...
July 21, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732117/identification-by-phenotypic-and-genetic-approaches-of-an-indigenous-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-wine-strain-with-high-desiccation-tolerance
#16
Marianna Zambuto, Rossana Romaniello, Nicoletta Guaragnella, Patrizia Romano, Sonia Votta, Angela Capece
During active dry yeast (ADY) production process, cells are exposed to multiple stresses, such as thermal, oxidative and hyperosmotic shock. Previously, by analyzing cells in exponential growth phase, we selected an indigenous Saccharomyces cerevisiae wine strain, namely CD-6Sc, for its higher tolerance to desiccation and higher expression of specific desiccation stress-related genes in comparison to other yeast strains. In this study, we performed a desiccation treatment on stationary phase cells by comparing the efficacy of two different methods: a "laboratory dry test" in a small-scale (mild stress) and a treatment by spray-drying (severe stress), one of the most appropriate preservation method for yeasts and other micro-organisms...
July 21, 2017: Yeast
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732083/apol1-risk-alleles-among-individuals-with-ckd-in-northern-tanzania-a-pilot-study
#17
John W Stanifer, Francis Karia, Venance Maro, Kajiru Kilonzo, Xuejun Qin, Uptal D Patel, Elizabeth R Hauser
INTRODUCTION: In sub-Saharan Africa, approximately 100 million people have CKD, yet genetic risk factors are not well-understood. Despite the potential importance of understanding APOL1 risk allele status among individuals with CKD, little genetic research has been conducted. Therefore, we conducted a pilot study evaluating the feasibility of and willingness to participate in genetic research on kidney disease, and we estimated APOL1 risk allele frequencies among individuals with CKD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731325/bioinspired-and-biomimetic-agnps-gentamicin-embedded-silk-fibroin-coatings-for-robust-antibacterial-and-osteogenetic-applications
#18
Wenhao Zhou, Zhaojun Jia, Pan Xiong, Jianglong Yan, Yangyang Li, Ming Li, Yan Cheng, Yufeng Zheng
With the progressively increasing demand for orthopedic Ti implants, the balance realization between two primary complications restricting implants applications is imperative needed to be solved that the lack of bone tissue integration and biomedical device-associated infections (BAI), where emergence of multi-resistance bacteria make it worse. Notably, a combination of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and a kind of antibiotic can synergistically inhibit bacterial growth, where low concentration of AgNPs has been confirmed to promote the proliferation and osteogenesis of osteoblasts...
July 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731315/hypocholesterolemic-activity-of-cornelian-cherry-cornus-mas-l-fruits
#19
Fatemeh Hosseinpour, Tahoora Shomali, Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei
Background Lipid profile disturbances are important risk factors for cardiovascular events in patients with diabetes mellitus and finding safe and multifaceted agents is persuaded in this regard. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of cornelian cherry dried powder (CCDP) on serum lipid profile as well as liver antioxidant capacity, HMG-CoA reductase level and activity, and LDL receptor level in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Methods Forty-eight male adult Wistar rats were randomly allocated into eight equal groups and were treated for 4 weeks as follows: negative control (normal rats, basic diet); positive control (diabetic rats, basic diet), T1 to T4 groups: diabetic rats fed with basic diet containing 0...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731055/choroidal-excavation-in-choroidal-osteoma-complicated-by-choroidal-neovascularization
#20
L Pierro, A Marchese, M Gagliardi, U Introini, M Battaglia Parodi, G Casalino, F Bandello
PurposeTo describe multimodal imaging features of choroidal osteoma (CO) complicated by choroidal neovascularization (CNV) and focal choroidal excavation (FCE).MethodsPatients presenting with CO and CNV between January and October 2016 were considered for this study. Diagnosis of CO was confirmed by ultrasound examination. All patients underwent multimodal imaging including optical coherence tomography (OCT), swept-source OCT angiography (DRI OCT Triton, Topcon, Inc., Tokyo, Japan) and fluorescein angiography (Spectralis HRA+OCT; Heidelberg Engineering, Heidelberg, Germany)...
July 21, 2017: Eye
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