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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738497/oeanolic-acid-protects-against-the-hepatotoxicity-of-d-galactosame-plus-endotoxin-in-mice
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Xiao-Li Wan, Yuan-Fu Lu, Shang-Fu Xu, Qin Wu, Jie Liu
Oleanolic acid (OA) is a triterpenoid contained in many herbal medicines. The aim of this study was to investigate the protective effect of OA against D-galactosame plus lipopolysaccharides (D-GalN/LPS)-induced acute liver injury and the underling mechanisms. Mice were randomly divided into normal control with vehicles only (corn oil), D-GalN/LPS only (700mg/10μg/kg, ip), OA-po (200μmol/kg in corn oil, po) plus D-GalN/LPS, and OA-sc (50μmol/kg in 2% tween 80, sc) plus D-GalN/LPS groups. OA pretreatment was conducted twice daily for 4 consecutive days...
July 18, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738081/comparative-molecular-analyses-of-invasive-fall-armyworm-in-togo-reveal-strong-similarities-to-populations-from-the-eastern-united-states-and-the-greater-antilles
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Rodney N Nagoshi, Djima Koffi, Komi Agboka, Kodjo Agbeko Tounou, Rahul Banerjee, Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes, Robert L Meagher
The fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda, J.E. Smith) is a noctuid moth that is a major and ubiquitous agricultural pest in the Western Hemisphere. Infestations have recently been identified in several locations in Africa, indicating its establishment in the Eastern Hemisphere where it poses an immediate and significant economic threat. Genetic methods were used to characterize noctuid specimens infesting multiple cornfields in the African nation of Togo that were tentatively identified as fall armyworm by morphological criteria...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736576/the-impact-of-considering-land-intensification-and-updated-data-on-biofuels-land-use-change-and-emissions-estimates
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Farzad Taheripour, Xin Zhao, Wallace E Tyner
BACKGROUND: The GTAP model has been used to estimate biofuel policy induced land use changes and consequent GHG emissions for more than a decade. This paper reviews the history of the model and database modifications and improvements that have occurred over that period. In particular, the paper covers in greater detail the move from the 2004 to the 2011 database, and the inclusion of cropland intensification in the modeling structure. RESULTS: The results show that all the changes in the global economy and agricultural sectors cause biofuels induced land use changes and associated emissions can be quite different using the 2011 database versus 2004...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735577/growth-performance-and-digestion-of-growing-lambs-fed-diets-supplemented-with-glycerol
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A M Saleem, A M Singer
Two experiments were conducted to evaluate the effects of replacing corn with an increasing concentration of high-purity glycerol (>99%) on growth performance, economical efficiency, blood constituents and nutrient digestibility of growing lambs. In experiment one, 24 male lambs (initial BW=33.6±6.0 kg; age=6.75±0.75 months) were randomly assigned to one of the three experimental treatments containing 0%, 5% or 10% glycerol to replace corn in concentrate. In experiment two, nine lambs (initial BW=44.7±2...
July 24, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
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/28735045/multiplexed-capillary-microfluidic-immunoassay-with-smartphone-data-acquisition-for-parallel-mycotoxin-detection
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Jessica M D Machado, Ruben R G Soares, Virginia Chu, João P Conde
The field of microfluidics holds great promise for the development of simple and portable lab-on-a-chip systems. The use of capillarity as a means of fluidic manipulation in lab-on-a-chip systems can potentially reduce the complexity of the instrumentation and allow the development of user-friendly devices for point-of-need analyses. In this work, a PDMS microchannel-based, colorimetric, autonomous capillary chip provides a multiplexed and semi-quantitative immunodetection assay. Results are acquired using a standard smartphone camera and analyzed with a simple gray scale quantification procedure...
July 15, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734786/clinical-usefulness-of-tools-to-support-decision-making-for-palliative-treatment-of%C3%A2-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-a-systematic-review
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Ellen G Engelhardt, Dóra Révész, Hans J Tamminga, Cornelis J A Punt, Mirjam Koopman, Bregje D Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Ewout W Steyerberg, Ilse P Jansma, Henrica C W De Vet, Veerle M H Coupé
BACKGROUND: Decision-making regarding palliative treatment for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) is complex and comprises numerous decisions. Decision-making should be guided by the premise of maintaining and/or improving patients' quality of life, by patient preference, and by the trade-off between treatment benefits and harm. Decision support systems (DSSs) for clinicians (eg, nomograms) can assist in this process. The present systematic review aimed to provide a comprehensive overview of the available DSSs for incurable mCRC and to assess their clinical usefulness...
June 24, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734590/evaluation-of-electricity-generation-from-lignin-residue-and-biogas-in-cellulosic-ethanol-production
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Gang Liu, Jie Bao
This study takes the first insight on the rigorous evaluation of electricity generation based on the experimentally measured higher heating value (HHV) of lignin residue, as well as the chemical oxygen demand (COD) and biological oxygen demand (BOD5) of wastewater. For producing one metric ton of ethanol fuel from five typical lignocellulose substrates, including corn stover, wheat straw, rice straw, sugarcane bagasse and poplar sawdust, 1.26-1.85tons of dry lignin residue is generated from biorefining process and 0...
July 8, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733288/bacillomycin-d-produced-by-bacillus-amyloliquefaciens-is-involved-in-the-antagonistic-interaction-with-the-plant-pathogenic-fungus-fusarium-graminearum
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Qin Gu, Yang Yang, Qiming Yuan, Guangming Shi, Liming Wu, Zhiying Lou, Rong Huo, Huijun Wu, Rainer Borriss, Xuewen Gao
Fusarium graminearum (teleomorph: Ascomycota, Hypocreales, Gibberella, Gibberella zeae) is a destructive fungal pathogen that threatens the production and quality of wheat and barley worldwide. Controlling this toxin-producing pathogen is a significant challenge. In the present study, the commercially available strain Bacillus amyloliquefaciens (Bacteria, Firmicutes, Bacillales, Bacillus) FZB42 showed strong activity against F. graminearum The lipopeptide, bacillomycin D, produced by FZB42, was proven to contribute to the antifungal activity...
July 21, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732822/atypical-coverage-in-community-acquired-pneumonia-after-outpatient-beta-lactam-monotherapy
#10
Cornelis H van Werkhoven, Ewoudt M W van de Garde, Jan Jelrik Oosterheert, Douwe F Postma, Marc J M Bonten
INTRODUCTION: In adults hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) after >48 h of outpatient beta-lactam monotherapy, coverage of atypical pathogens is recommended based on expert opinion. METHODS: In a post-hoc analysis of a large study of CAP treatment we included patients who received beta-lactam monotherapy for >48 h before hospitalization. Length of hospital stay (LOS), 30-day mortality, and number of treatment escalations were compared for those that continued beta-lactam monotherapy and those that received atypical coverage at admission...
August 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732650/adjuvant-tamoxifen-and-exemestane-in-women-with-postmenopausal-early-breast-cancer-team-10-year-follow-up-of-a-multicentre-open-label-randomised-phase-3-trial
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Marloes G M Derks, Erik J Blok, Caroline Seynaeve, Johan W R Nortier, Elma Meershoek-Klein Kranenbarg, Gerrit-Jan Liefers, Hein Putter, Judith R Kroep, Daniel Rea, Annette Hasenburg, Christos Markopoulos, Robert Paridaens, Jan B E Smeets, Luc Y Dirix, Cornelis J H van de Velde
BACKGROUND: After 5 years of median follow-up, the Tamoxifen Exemestane Adjuvant Multinational (TEAM) trial reported no difference in disease-free survival between exemestane monotherapy and a sequential scheme of tamoxifen followed by exemestane in postmenopausal patients with early-stage, hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. As recurrence risk in hormone receptor-positive breast cancer remains linear beyond 5 years after diagnosis, we analysed long-term follow-up outcomes of this trial...
July 18, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732297/influence-of-environmental-conditions-on-the-toxicokinetics-of-cadmium-in-the-marine-copepod-acartia-tonsa
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Maria D Pavlaki, Rui G Morgado, Cornelis A M van Gestel, Ricardo Calado, Amadeu M V M Soares, Susana Loureiro
mMarine and estuarine ecosystems are highly productive areas that often act as a final sink for several pollutants, such as cadmium. Environmental conditions in these habitats can affect metal speciation, as well as its uptake and depuration by living organisms. The aim of this study was to assess cadmium uptake and depuration rates in the euryhaline calanoid copepod Acartia tonsa under different pH, salinity and temperature conditions. Cadmium speciation did not vary with changing pH or temperature, but varied with salinity...
July 18, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730744/improving-hospital-discharge-arrangements-for-people-who-are-homeless-a-realist-synthesis-of-the-intermediate-care-literature
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Michelle Cornes, Martin Whiteford, Jill Manthorpe, Joanne Neale, Richard Byng, Nigel Hewett, Michael Clark, Alan Kilmister, James Fuller, Robert Aldridge, Michela Tinelli
This review presents a realist synthesis of "what works and why" in intermediate care for people who are homeless. The overall aim was to update an earlier synthesis of intermediate care by capturing new evidence from a recent UK government funding initiative (the "Homeless Hospital Discharge Fund"). The initiative made resources available to the charitable sector to enable partnership working with the National Health Service (NHS) in order to improve hospital discharge arrangements for people who are homeless...
July 20, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730723/do-assortative-mating-and-immigrant-inviability-help-maintain-population-genetic-structuring-of-an-herbivore-on-a-crop-and-a-wild-relative
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Ricardo Ramirez-Romero, Delia Garibay-Benítez, Ofelia Vargas-Ponce, Andrea Joyce, Julio S Bernal
Population genetic structuring is common among herbivorous insects and frequently is associated with divergent host plants, such as crops and their wild relatives. Previous studies showed population genetic structuring in corn leafhopper Dalbulus maidis in Mexico, such that the species consists of two sympatric, host plant-associated populations: an abundant and widespread "pestiferous" population on maize (Zea mays mays), and a small and localized "wild" population on perennial teosinte (Zea diploperennis), a maize wild relative with a limited distribution...
July 21, 2017: Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730644/fungiscope-%C3%A2-global-emerging-fungal-infection-registry
#15
Danila Seidel, Luisa A Durán Graeff, Maria J G T Vehreschild, Hilmar Wisplinghoff, Maren Ziegler, J Janne Vehreschild, Blasius Liss, Axel Hamprecht, Philipp Köhler, Zdenek Racil, Nikolay Klimko, Donald C Sheppard, Raoul Herbrecht, Anuradha Chowdhary, Oliver A Cornely, FungiScope Group
Rare invasive fungal diseases (IFD) are challenging for the treating physicians because of their unspecific clinical presentation, as well as the lack of standardised diagnostic and effective treatment strategies. Late onset of treatment and inappropriate medication is associated with high mortality, thus, urging the need for a better understanding of these diseases. The purpose of FungiScope(™) is to continuously collect clinical information and specimens to improve the knowledge on epidemiology and eventually improve patient management of these orphan diseases...
August 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730293/clinical-predictors-of-survival-in-patients-with-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-receiving-sipuleucel-t-cellular-immunotherapy
#16
Mehmet Asim Bilen, Kenneth R Hess, Sumit K Subudhi, Ana Aparicio, Jeri Kim, Amado J Zurita-Saavedra, John C Araujo, Paul G Corn, Jessica Stover, Sue-Hwa Lin, Christopher J Logothetis, Shi-Ming Tu
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the patterns of progression and determined clinical predictors of survival in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPCa) who received sipuleucel-T. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 56 consecutive patients with asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic CRPCa treated with sipuleucel-T. Age, number of bone metastases, history of prior systemic treatment, and alkaline phosphatase level (ALP) were tested as predictors of survival in a multivariate Cox proportional hazards regression model...
July 20, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728487/feasibility-and-characteristics-of-arterial-stiffness-measurement-in-preschool-children
#17
Maaike M Vanderschuren, Cuno Spm Uiterwaal, Cornelis K van der Ent, Jacobien B Eising
Background Arterial stiffness is an important predictor of cardiovascular risk in adult life. Increased arterial stiffness can also be present in children and may be associated with several other cardiovascular risk factors. Until now, however, we know little about measuring arterial stiffness in preschool children. In this study, we assessed the feasibility of measuring arterial stiffness in preschool children and explored possible determinants related to arterial stiffness at this age. Methods We studied 168 healthy children, aged 3...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728389/influence-of-substituting-steam-flaked-corn-for-dry-rolled-corn-on-feedlot-cattle-growth-performance-when-cattle-are-allowed-either-ad-libitum-or-restricted-access-to-the-finishing-diet
#18
Víctor Manuel González-Vizcarra, Alejandro Plascencia, Daniel Ramos-Aviña, Richard Avery Zinn
Objective: The influence of substituting steam-flaked corn (SFC) for dry rolled corn (DRC) on feedlot cattle growth performance and dietary net energy when cattle are allowed either ad libitum or 2-h restricted access to the finishing diet was evaluated. Methods: Treatment effects were tested using 96 crossbred steers (251 ±2 kg) during the initial 56 d of the finishing phase. Cattle were blocked by weight and randomly assigned within blocks to 16 pens (4 pens/treatment)...
June 26, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728388/characterization-of-culturable-yeast-species-associating-with-whole-crop-corn-and-total-mixed-ration-silage
#19
Huili Wang, Wei Hao, Tingting Ning, Mingli Zheng, Chuncheng Xu
Objective: This study aims to investigate the association of yeast species with improved aerobic stability of total mixed ration (TMR) silages with prolonged ensiling, and clarify the characteristics of yeast species and their role during aerobic deterioration. Methods: Whole crop corn (WCC) silages and TMR silages formulated with WCC were ensiled for 7, 14, 28 and 56 d and used for aerobic stability test. Predominant yeast species were isolated from different periods and identified by sequencing analyses of the 26S rRNA gene D1/D2 domain...
June 26, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728373/substituting-oat-hay-or-maize-silage-for-portion-of-alfalfa-hay-affects-growth-performance-ruminal-fermentation-and-nutrient-digestibility-of-weaned-calves
#20
Yang Zou, XinPing Zou, XiZhi Li, Gang Guo, Peng Ji, Yan Wang, ShengLi Li, YaJing Wang, ZhiJun Cao
Objective: The impact of forage feeding strategy on growth performance, ruminal fermentation and nutrient digestibility in post-weaning calves was investigated. Methods: Forty-five female Holstein calves (BW = 79.79±0.38 kg) were enrolled in the 35-d study at one week after weaning and randomly assigned to one of three dietary treatments. All diets were fed as total mixed ration containing 60% (DM basis) of basal starter feed and 40% (DM basis) of forage, but varied in composition of forage source including 1) alfalfa (40% DM, AH); 2) alfalfa hay (26...
June 27, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
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