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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334718/-diet-and-nutrition-interventions-prevent-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
#1
Z Y Yang
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is one of the most common complications during pregnancy, with rising trend over the years. Dietary nutrient intake (protein, fat and fatty acids, carbohydrate, vitamin D, vitamin E, iron, zinc, selenium and inositol et al.), dietary pattern and probiotics may be related to GDM occurrence. Dietary factors are modifiable factors for preventing GDM. The study reviewed the roles of these dietary factors in preventing GDM. Results showed that plant-based dietary pattern may lower the risk of GDM and dietary pattern characterized with high animal protein, high fat and low carbohydrate may increase the risk of GDM...
January 6, 2018: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334662/aqueous-extracts-of-two-tropical-ethnobotanicals-tetrapleura-tetraptera-and-quassia-undulata-improved-spatial-and-non-spatial-working-memories-in-scopolamine-induced-amnesic-rats-influence-of-neuronal-cholinergic-and-antioxidant-systems
#2
Veronica O Odubanjo, Emmanuel O Ibukun, Ganiyu Oboh, Stephen A Adefegha
BACKGROUND: Tetrapleura tetraptera (TT) and Quassia undulata (QU) are two predominant tropical ethnobotanicals with various medicinal values but are commonly used in folklore for the treatment of mental illness without justifiable mechanisms of action. AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the effects of aqueous extracts from TT fruits and QU leaves on the spatial and non-spatial working memory, antioxidant status and activities of neuronal marker enzymes of scopolamine-induced amnesic rats and thus, understand the possible mechanism of action of these plants...
January 11, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334648/using-mass-struvite-precipitation-to-remove-recalcitrant-nutrients-and-micropollutants-from-anaerobic-digestion-dewatering-centrate
#3
M Abel-Denee, T Abbott, C Eskicioglu
The primary objective of this research was to remove recalcitrant nutrients from anaerobically digested sludge dewatering centrate. A struvite precipitation methodology is proposed where salt crystals are encouraged to ballast colloidal particles through heterogeneous nucleation and subsequent crystal growth. The secondary objective was to assess presence of micropollutants in precipitates. Four biologically unique dewatering centrates were used to test the precipitation methodology on the variety of anaerobic digester configurations that can be expected from municipal wastewater treatment plant...
January 5, 2018: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334625/light-quality-affects-flavonoid-production-and-related-gene-expression-in-cyclocarya-paliurus
#4
Yang Liu, Shengzuo Fang, Wanxia Yang, Xulan Shang, Xiangxiang Fu
Understanding the responses of plant growth and secondary metabolites to differential light conditions is very important to optimize cultivation conditions of medicinal woody plants. As a highly valued and multiple function tree species, Cyclocarya paliurus is planted and managed for timber production and medical use. In this study, LED-based light including white light (WL), blue light (BL), red light (RL), and green light (GL) were used to affect leaf biomass production, flavonoid accumulation and related gene expression of one-year C...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334620/evaluation-of-abundance-of-artificial-radionuclides-in-food-products-in-south-korea-and-sources
#5
S H Lee, J S Oh, K B Lee, J M Lee, S H Hwang, M K Lee, E H Kwon, C S Kim, I H Choi, I Y Yeo, J Y Yoon, J M Im
Food samples are collected nationwide from January 2016 to February 2017 and their contents of artificial radionuclides are measured to address the growing concerns regarding the radioactive contamination of food products in Korea. Specifically, 900 food samples are collected for this study and their contents of representative artificial radionuclides 134Cs, 137Cs, 239,240Pu, and 90Sr are analyzed. The analysis shows that the activity concentrations of 137Cs in fish range from minimum detectable activity (MDA) to 340 mBq/kg of fresh weight...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334619/comparisons-between-a-new-point-kernel-based-scheme-and-the-infinite-plane-source-assumption-method-for-radiation-calculation-of-deposited-airborne-radionuclides-from-nuclear-power-plants
#6
Xiaole Zhang, George Efthimiou, Yan Wang, Meng Huang
Radiation from the deposited radionuclides is indispensable information for environmental impact assessment of nuclear power plants and emergency management during nuclear accidents. Ground shine estimation is related to multiple physical processes, including atmospheric dispersion, deposition, soil and air radiation shielding. It still remains unclear that whether the normally adopted "infinite plane" source assumption for the ground shine calculation is accurate enough, especially for the area with highly heterogeneous deposition distribution near the release point...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334601/out-of-sight-but-no-longer-out-of-mind-towards-an-increased-recognition-of-the-role-of-soil-microbes-in-plant-speciation
#7
József Geml, Maggie R Wagner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334596/the-diversifying-field-of-plant-epigenetics
#8
Katrin Heer, Jeannie Mounger, M Teresa Boquete, Christina L Richards, Lars Opgenoorth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334470/heterologous-expression-of-rhizobial-celc2-cellulase-impairs-symbiotic-signaling-and-nodulation-in-medicago-truncatula
#9
Marta Robledo, Esther Menéndez, Jose Ignacio Jimenez-Zurdo, Raúl Rivas, Encarna Velazquez, Eustoquio Martinez-Molina, Giles Oldroyd, Pedro F Mateos
The infection of legume plants by rhizobia is tightly regulated to ensure accurate bacterial penetration, infection and development of functionally efficient nitrogen-fixing root nodules. Rhizobial Nod Factors (NF) have key roles in the elicitation of nodulation signalling. Infection of white clover roots also involves the tightly regulated specific breakdown of the non-crystalline apex of cell walls in growing root hairs, which is mediated by Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. trifolii cellulase CelC2. Here, we have analyzed the impact of this endoglucanase on symbiotic signalling in the model legume Medicago truncatula...
January 15, 2018: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334401/unearthing-belowground-bud-banks-in-fire-prone-ecosystems
#10
Juli G Pausas, Byron B Lamont, Susana Paula, Beatriz Appezzato-da-Glória, Alessandra Fidelis
Despite long-time awareness of the importance of the location of buds in plant biology, research on belowground bud banks has been scant. Terms such as lignotuber, xylopodium and sobole, all referring to belowground bud-bearing structures, are used inconsistently in the literature. Because soil efficiently insulates meristems from the heat of fire, concealing buds below ground provides fitness benefits in fire-prone ecosystems. Thus, in these ecosystems, there is a remarkable diversity of bud-bearing structures...
January 15, 2018: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334400/oolong-tea-and-lr-white-resin-a-new-method-of-plant-sample-preparation-for-transmission-electron-microscopy
#11
Xiaohua He, Fuzhen Guo, Bin Liu
Simplifying sample processing, shortening the sample preparation time, and adjusting procedures to suitable for new health and safety regulations, these issues are the current challenges which electron microscopic examinations need to face. In order to resolve these problems, new plant tissue sample processing protocols for transmission electron microscopy should be developed. In the present study, we chose the LR-White resin-assisted processing protocol for the ultrastructural observation of different types of plant tissues...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334321/biosynthesis-of-galactomannans-found-in-filamentous-fungi-belonging-to-pezizomycotina
#12
Takuji Oka
The galactomannans (GMs) that are produced by filamentous fungi belonging to Pezizomycotina, many of which are pathogenic for animals and plants, are polysaccharides consisting of α-(1→2)-/α-(1→6)-mannosyl and β-(1→5)-/β-(1→6)-galactofuranosyl residues. GMs are located at the outermost layer of the cell wall. When a pathogenic fungus infects a host, its cell surface must be in contact with the host. The GMs on the cell surface may be involved in the infection mechanism of a pathogenic fungus or the defense mechanism of a host...
January 15, 2018: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334264/antifungal-activity-of-phenolic-monoterpenes-and-structure-related-compounds-against-plant-pathogenic-fungi
#13
Kaibo Wang, Shanshan Jiang, Te Pu, Liming Fan, Fawu Su, Min Ye
The aim of this work is to explore the possibility of using the phenolic monoterpenes (PMs) as leading compounds with antifungal activity against plant disease. The in vitro antifungal activities of carvacrol and thymol against seven kinds of plant pathogenic fungi were evaluated on mycelium growth rate method, and the results showed that carvacrol and thymol exhibited broad spectrum antifungal activity. Structure requirement for the antifungal activity of PMs was also investigated. The preliminary conclusion was that phenolic hydroxyl and monoterpene were basic structures for the antifungal activity of PMs, and the position of phenolic hydroxyl showed less effect...
January 15, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334261/lignans-flavonoids-and-coumarins-from-viola-philippica-and-their-%C3%AE-glucosidase-and-hcv-protease-inhibitory-activities
#14
Ya-Li Wang, Lin Zhang, Meng-Yan Li, Li-Wei Wang, Chao-Mei Ma
Two lignans including a new one, five flavonoids and five coumarins were isolated from the whole plant of Viola philippica (synonymised as Viola yedoensis Makino). The new compound was structurally determined as (7R,8S,8'S) -3,3'-dimethoxy- 4,4',9-trihydroxy- 7,9'-epoxy-8,8'-lignan 9-O-rutinoside by analysis of its NMR, MS and CD spectroscopic data. The known compounds were characterised by comparing their NMR and MS data with those reported. Among the known compounds, 5-hydroxy-4'-methoxyflavone-7-O- rutinoside, 6,7-di-O-β-D- glucopyranosylesculetin, and 7R,8S-dihydrodehydrodiconiferyl alcohol 4-O-β-D- glucopyranoside were isolated and identified from this genus for the first time...
January 15, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334260/crude-extract-of-origanum-vulgare-l-induced-cell-death-and-suppressed-mapk-and-pi3-akt-signaling-pathways-in-sw13-and-h295r-cell-lines
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Beatrice Rubin, Jacopo Mansi, Halenya Monticelli, Loris Bertazza, Marco Redaelli, Francesca Sensi, Maira Zorzan, Carla Scaroni, Caterina Mian, Maurizio Iacobone, Decio Armanini, Cristina Bertolini, Susi Barollo, Marco Boscaro, Raffaele Pezzani
Oregano (Origanum vulgare L.) is a common aromatic plant used in Mediterranean and Asian Regions for treating respiratory diseases, painful menstruation, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. Recently its role as an anticancer plant has been suggested, although oregano has been never evaluated into adrenocortical tumour cell models. This study analysed for the first time the anticancer effects of a crude extract of wild mountain oregano (Origanum vulgare L.) in SW13 and H295R cell lines. The crude extract was characterised by GC/MS and the toxic effects of oregano were first analysed by brine shrimp lethality assay...
January 15, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334258/two-new-phenylpropanoid-esters-from-bulbophyllum-retusiusculum
#16
Jing Sun, Li-Jun Chen, Yan Zhang, Rui Zhan, Ye-Gao Chen
Two new phenylpropanoid esters bobulretulates A (1) and B (2), together with eleven known compounds, were isolated from the whole plants of Bulbophyllum retusiusculum. Their structures were elucidated by means of extensive spectroscopic analysis.
January 15, 2018: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334256/differential-content-of-secondary-metabolites-in-diploid-and-tetraploid-cytotypes-of-siegesbeckia-orientalis-l
#17
Saroj Kumar Pradhan, Raghbir Chand Gupta, Rajesh Kumar Goel
Siegesbeckia orientalis L. is an annual herb widely distributed throughout the world and has many medicinal properties. In Chinese traditional system, it is popularly known as Xi-Xian and used for its anti-inflammatory properties. In the present study, two cytotypes (diploid and tetraploid) have been investigated for their secondary metabolites. The different plant parts have been explored in terms of total phenolics, total flavonoids, DPPH radical scavenging acitivity and total antioxidant capacity. Out of different plant parts, leaves have the maximum amount of secondary metabolites and antioxidant potential...
January 15, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334246/screening-of-north-east-mexico-medicinal-plants-with-activities-against-herpes-simplex-virus-and-human-cancer-cell-line
#18
David Silva-Mares, Veronica M Rivas-Galindo, Ricardo Salazar-Aranda, Luis Alejandro Pérez-Lopez, Noemí Waksman De Torres, Jonathan Pérez-Meseguer, Ernesto Torres-Lopez
The plants examined in this study have previous biological activity reports indicating the possibility of found activity against herpes and cancer cell. The aim of this contribution was to carry out a screening of Juglans mollis (Juglandaceae), Persea americana (Lauraceae), Hamelia patens (Rubiaceae), Salvia texana (Lamiaceae), Salvia ballotaeflora (Lamiaceae), Ceanothus coeruleus (Rhamnaceae), Chrysactinia mexicana (Asteraceae) y Clematis drummondii (Ranunculaceae), against HeLa cells, VHS-1 and VHS-2. The method MTT was used to determine the 50% cytotoxic concentration (CC50), in Vero and HeLa cell lines...
January 15, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334245/steroids-from-herbs-of-reineckia-carnea-and-their-anticomplement-activities
#19
Xu Xu, Bei Wu, Yanzhi Zhan, Wenping Huang, Shilin Yang, Quan Wen, Yulin Feng
A new polyhydroxylated pregnane, named lβ,2β,3β,4β,5β,6β-hexolhydroxy-pregn-16-en-20-one (1), along with nine known (2-10) steroidal saponins were isolated from the whole plant of Reineckia carnea. Structure elucidations of all compounds were established by interpretation of their NMR spectral data, HR-ESI-MS and comparing with literatures. In addition, these compounds were evaluated with anticomplement activity. The result showed that compound 1 exhibited anticomplement effects with the CH50 values of 0...
January 15, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334239/antimicrobial-and-antiquorum-sensing-activity-of-ricinus-communis-extracts-and-ricinine-derivatives
#20
Mai H El-Naggar, Abdelaziz Elgaml, Fatma M Abdel Bar, Farid A Badria
Ricinine (1), a known major alkaloid in Ricinus communis plant, was used as a starting compound for the synthesis of six ricinine derivatives; two new and four known compounds. The new derivatives; 3-amino-5-methyl-1H-pyrazolo[4,3-c]pyridin-4(5H)-one (2), and 3-amino-5-methyl-1-(phenylsulfonyl)-1H-pyrazolo[4,3-c]pyridin-4(5H)-one (3), as well as the previously prepared derivatives (4-7) were subjected for antimicrobial and antiquorum-sensing evaluation in comparison to different R. communis extracts. Acetyl ricininic acid derivative (5) showed the highest antimicrobial activity among all tested derivatives against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeuroginosa and Candida albicans...
January 15, 2018: Natural Product Research
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