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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149025/fatty-acid-composition-of-dried-fruits-of-sclerocarya-birrea-diospyros-blancoi-and-landolphia-kirkii
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Athanasia O Matemu, Durotoye Adeyemi, Hlengilizwe Nyoni, Ladislaus Mdee, Papiso Tshabalala, Bhekie Mamba, Titus A M Msagati
Wild fruits are commonly consumed in the rural communities of South Africa. The information on their nutritionally important fatty acids is, however, limited. Three wild fruit species, Diospyros blancoi, Landolphia kirkii and Sclerocarya birrea from Limpopo Province were selected for evaluation of fatty acid content. Fatty acids composition of dried fruits of Diospyros blancoi (Db), Landolphia kirkii (Lk) and ripe and/or overripe Sclerocarya birrea (Sb) were evaluated by a gas chromatography-time of flight-mass spectrometer (GC-TOF-MS)...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148919/bacterial-flora-analysis-of-coliforms-in-sewage-river-water-and-ground-water-using-maldi-tof-mass-spectrometry
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Yoshihiro Suzuki, Kouki Niina, Tomonori Matsuwaki, Kei Nukazawa, Atsushi Iguchi
The aim of this study was to rapidly and effectively analyze coliforms, which are the most fundamental indicators of water quality for fecal pollution, using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). Coliform bacteria were isolated from municipal sewage, river water, and groundwater. For each sample, 100 isolates were determined by MALDI-TOF MS. In addition, these same 100 isolates were also identified via 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis. Obtained MALDI-TOF MS data were compared with the 16S rRNA sequencing analysis, and the validity of MALDI-TOF MS for classification of coliform bacteria was examined...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148803/hsdhodh-microdomain-membrane-interactions-are-influenced-by-the-lipid-composition
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Eduardo Festozo Vicente, Indra Dev Sahu, Edson Crusca, Luis Guilherme Mansor Basso, Claudia Elisabeth Munte, Antonio Jose Costa-Filho, Gary A Lorigan, Eduardo Maffud Maffud Cilli
Human dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (HsDHODH) enzyme has been studied as selective target for inhibitors to block the enzyme activity, intending to prevent proliferative diseases. The N-terminal microdomain seems to play an important role in the enzyme function. However, the molecular mechanism of action and dynamics of this region are not totally understood yet. This study analyzes the interaction and conformation in model membranes of HsDHODH microdomain using peptide analogues containing the paramagnetic amino acid TOAC at strategic positions...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148368/lack-of-secondary-transmission-of-ebola-virus-from-healthcare-worker-to-238-contacts-united-kingdom-december-2014
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Paul Crook, Alison Smith-Palmer, Helen Maguire, Noel McCarthy, Hilary Kirkbride, Bruce Court, Sanch Kanagarajah, Deborah Turbitt, Syed Ahmed, Paul Cosford, Isabel Oliver
In December 2014, Ebola virus disease (EVD) was diagnosed in a healthcare worker in the United Kingdom after the worker returned from an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone. The worker flew on 2 flights during the early stages of disease. Follow-up of 238 contacts showed no evidence of secondary transmission of Ebola virus.
December 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148176/differential-proteomic-analysis-reveals-protein-networks-and-pathways-that-may-contribute-to-helicobacter-pylori-fkbp-type-ppiase-associated-gastric-diseases
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Yanmei Zhu, Yuehua Gong, Aodi Li, Moye Chen, Dan Kang, Jun Liu, Yuan Yuan
PURPOSE: Though Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) has been classified as class I carcinogen, key virulence factor generated by H. pylori that causes gastric cancer remains to be fully determined. Recently, we identified a gastric cancer-associated H. pylori gene, peptidylprolyl isomerase-FK506 binding protein (PPIase-FKBP), and showed that PPIase-FKBP was capable of inducing oncogenic transformation of gastric epithelial cells. But its mechanism was unclear. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We carried out a comparative proteomic analysis of human gastric epithelial cells that either express PPIase-FKBP or green fluorescent protein (GFP) using two-dimensional (2-D) gel electrophoresis and then matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS/MS)...
November 16, 2017: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147726/-radiculomyelopathy-in-schistosomiasis
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J Detzler, H Backes, J Guldner
The increasing migration of people from their homeland in far distant regions to Europe in the last few years has strongly influenced the rise of previously rarely seen diseases. They not only originate from the respective homeland but also from the transit countries during the migration process. We report the case of a 27-year-old male migrant from Eritrea, who after months of flight as a refugee travelling through various African countries, presented at our hospital with a progressive, painful radiculopathy...
November 16, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147679/dense-fluidized-granular-media-in-microgravity
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Philip Born, Johannes Schmitz, Matthias Sperl
Handling and transport of granular media are inevitably governed by the settling of particles. Settling into a dense state is one of the defining characteristics of granular media, among dissipation and absence of thermal agitation. Hence, settling complicates the adaptation of microscopic theories from atomic, molecular, or colloidal media to granular media. It is desirable to provide experiments in which selectively one of the granular characteristics is tuned to test suitable adaptation of a theory. Here we show that gas fluidization of granular media in microgravity is a suitable approach to achieve steady states closer to thermally agitated systems free of settling...
2017: NPJ Microgravity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147526/a-ratiometric-fluorescent-probe-for-imaging-and-quantifying-anti-apoptotic-effects-of-gsh-under-temperature-stress
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Xiaoyue Han, Xinyu Song, Fabiao Yu, Lingxin Chen
Hypothermia and hyperthermia are cell stressed states resulting from environmental temperature changes, which can abnormally decrease intracellular glutathione (GSH) concentrations and induce apoptosis. As the most abundant intracellular non-protein biothiol, GSH can protect cells from apoptosis. Considering the important roles of GSH in the anti-apoptotic process in cells and in vivo, we strive to develop a powerful chemical tool for the direct detection of GSH concentration changes under temperature stress...
October 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147040/countries-urged-to-take-tough-action-to-prevent-ncds
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Uruguay is hosting the WHO Global Conference on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) this month, from 18-20 October. Tabaré Vázquez, the President of Uruguay, tells the Bulletin of the World Health Organization about his country's efforts to prevent and fight NCDs and why countries should step up the global response.
October 1, 2017: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146771/odor-source-localization-in-complex-visual-environments-by-fruit-flies
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Nitesh Saxena, Dinesh Natesan, Sanjay P Sane
Flying insects routinely forage in complex and cluttered sensory environments. Their search for a food or a pheromone source typically begins with a whiff of odor, which triggers a flight response, eventually bringing the insect near the odor source. However, pinpointing the precise location of an odor source requires use of both visual and olfactory modalities, aided by odor plumes. Here, we investigated odor-tracking behavior in fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) presented with low- or high-contrast visual landmarks, either paired with or separate from an attractive odor cue...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146595/the-cartilage-specific-lectin-c-type-lectin-domain-family-3-member-a-clec3a-enhances-tissue-plasminogen-activator-mediated-plasminogen-activation
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Daniela Lau, Dzemal Elezagic, Gabriele Hermes, Matthias Mörgelin, Alexander P Wohl, Manuel Koch, Ursula Hartmann, Stefan Höllriegl, Raimund Wagener, Mats Paulsson, Thomas Streichert, Andreas R Klatt
C-type lectin domain family 3 member A (CLEC3A) is a poorly characterized protein belonging to the superfamily of C-type lectins. Its closest homologue tetranectin binds to the kringle 4 domain of plasminogen and enhances its association with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) thereby enhancing plasmin production, but whether CLEC3A contributes to plasminogen activation is unknown. Here, we recombinantly expressed murine and human full-length CLEC3As as well as truncated forms of CLEC3A in HEK-293 EBNA cells...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146550/temporal-variations-of-fluctuating-asymmetry-in-wing-size-and-shape-of-triatoma-infestans-populations-from-northwest-argentina
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Julieta Nattero, María Carla Cecere, Ricardo E Gürtler
Environmentally-induced developmental instability has frequently been assessed using fluctuating asymmetry (FA) methods. For Triatoma infestans, the major vector of Chagas disease, the combined effects of host-feeding sources and habitats affected wing developmental instability depending on sex in Figueroa villages, northwest Argentina. Here we investigated whether habitat, sex, season/year and insecticide applications affected wing developmental instability in T. infestans populations from Amamá and other rural villages of northwest Argentina over a four-year period...
November 13, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146353/handheld-nir-device-a-non-targeted-approach-to-assess-authenticity-of-fish-fillets-and-patties
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Silvia Grassi, Ernestina Casiraghi, Cristina Alamprese
This study evaluates the reliability of a handheld NIR device in distinguishing fillets and patties of Atlantic cod (n = 80) from those of haddock (n = 90), in comparison with a FT-NIR benchtop spectrometer. The authentication issue was faced by Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA) and Soft Independent Modelling of Class Analogy (SIMCA), pre-treating spectral data with different algorithms, and validating models both internally and externally. The best LDA models gave 100% correct classification in prediction...
March 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146144/drosophila-adult-muscle-development-and-regeneration
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REVIEW
Rajesh D Gunage, Nagaraju Dhanyasi, Heinrich Reichert, K VijayRaghavan
Myogenesis is a highly orchestrated, complex developmental process by which cell lineages that are mesodermal in origin generate differentiated multinucleate muscle cells as a final product. Considerable insight into the process of myogenesis has been obtained for the embryonic development of the larval muscles of Drosophila. More recently, the postembryonic development of the muscles of the adult fly has become a focus of experimental investigation of myogenesis since specific flight muscles of the fly manifest remarkable similarities to vertebrate muscles in their development and organization...
November 13, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145848/pharmacological-potential-of-bidens-pilosa-l-and-determination-of-bioactive-compounds-using-uhplc-qqqlit-ms-ms-and-gc-ms
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Garima Singh, Ajit Kumar Passsari, Pratibha Singh, Vincent Vineeth Leo, Sarathbabu Subbarayan, Brijesh Kumar, Bhim Pratap Singh, Hauzel Lalhlenmawia, Nachimuthu Senthil Kumar
BACKGROUND: Research of natural products from traditionally used medicinal plants to fight against the human ailments is fetching attention of researchers worldwide. Bidens pilosa Linn. var. Radiata (Asteraceae) is well known for its folkloric medicinal use against various diseases from many decades. Mizoram, North East India, has high plant diversity and the use of this plant as herbal medicine is deep rooted in the local tribes. The present study was executed to understand the pharmacological potential of B...
November 16, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145135/forced-and-long-term-degradation-assays-of-tenoxicam-piroxicam-and-meloxicam-in-river-water-degradation-products-and-adsorption-to-sediment
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Juan J Jiménez, Beatriz E Muñoz, María I Sánchez, Rafael Pardo
The fate of the pharmaceutical drugs tenoxicam, piroxicam and meloxicam in river water is evaluated here for first time. So, biological, photochemical and thermal degradation assays have been conducted to estimate their degradation rates and know their degradation products. Results indicated that the direct sunlight irradiation, without any protection, promoted a fast degradation of the oxicams while the chemical reactions in solution were less important. The biological degradation in water was negligible except for tenoxicam in whose case its influence was scarce...
October 25, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144996/new-roles-and-controls-of-mast-cells
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REVIEW
Eric Espinosa, Salvatore Valitutti
Mast cells are innate immune cells implicated in immune surveillance and defense. They are filled with secretory granules where a vast array of molecules endowed with multiple biological activities are stored. The process of granule secretion, named degranulation, is a tightly controlled biological phenomenon that allows mast cells to rapidly and efficiently release bioactive mediators in response to extracellular stimuli. MC degranulation allows fighting pathogens, limiting envenomation and contributes to tissue homeostasis...
November 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144788/panchakola-reduces-oxidative-stress-in-mcf-7-breast-cancer-and-hek293-cells
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Tooba Naz Shamsi, Romana Parveen, Sadaf Fatima
A large number of studies have proven the efficacy of ayurveda in the field of health and wellness. Panchakola, an ayurvedic formulation, is a general health tonic primarily used to cure fever, inflammation, pain, indigestion, and so on. We investigated effects of panchakola on oxidative stress in MCF-7 breast cancer and human embryonic kidney 293 (HEK293) cells. This work was performed to assess the antineoplastic and free radical-scavenging potential of aqueous extract of panchakola, a polyherbal formulation, in normal and breast cancer cell lines (i...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144740/identification-synthesis-and-safety-assessment-of-thidiazuron-1-phenyl-3-1-2-3-thidiazol-5-yl-urea-and-its-metabolites-in-kiwifruits
#19
Zhiwei Zhang, Haihua Yang, Zhenhong Gao, Yahong Yuan, Jing Dong, Yuan Wang, Tianli Yue
Quality of kiwifruit became worse due to the abuse of plant growth regulators (PGRs). The safety of the fruits treated with PGRs are also worried by consumers. Therefore, the present study analysed the structure of thidiazuron (TDZ, (1-phenyl-3-(1,2,3-thidiazol-5-yl)urea)) (1) and its metabolites of bio-transformation in kiwifruits by using liquid chromatography hybrid ion trap time-of-flight mass spectrometry (LC-IT-TOF-MS). Standard compounds were also synthesized and used for structural identification of those metabolites...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144587/characterization-of-complex-heterogeneous-lipid-a-samples-using-hplc-ms-ms-technique-iii-positive-ion-mode-tandem-mass-spectrometry-to-reveal-phosphorylation-and-acylation-patterns-of-lipid-a
#20
Viktor Sándor, Anikó Kilár, Ferenc Kilár, Béla Kocsis, Ágnes Dörnyei
In this study, we report the detailed analysis of the fragmentation patterns of positively charged lipid A species based on their tandem mass spectra obtained under low-energy collision-induced dissociation conditions of an electrospray quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometers. The tandem mass spectrometry experiments were performed after the separation of the compounds with a reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography method. We found that both, phosphorylated and nonphosphorylated lipid A molecules can be readily ionized in the positive-ion mode by adduct formation with triethylamine added to the eluent...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
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