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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155859/reduced-starch-granule-number-per-chloroplast-in-the-dpe2-phs1-mutant-is-dependent-on-initiation-of-starch-degradation
#1
Irina Malinova, Joerg Fettke
An Arabidopsis double knock-out mutant lacking cytosolic disproportionating enzyme 2 (DPE2) and the plastidial phosphorylase (PHS1) revealed a dwarf-growth phenotype, reduced starch content, an uneven distribution of starch within the plant rosette, and a reduced number of starch granules per chloroplast under standard growth conditions. In contrast, the wild type contained 5-7 starch granules per chloroplast. Mature and old leaves of the double mutant were essentially starch free and showed plastidial disintegration...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155571/oxygen-activation-by-cu-lpmos-in-recalcitrant-carbohydrate-polysaccharide-conversion-to-monomer-sugars
#2
Katlyn K Meier, Stephen M Jones, Thijs Kaper, Henrik Hansson, Martijn J Koetsier, Saeid Karkehabadi, Edward I Solomon, Mats Sandgren, Bradley Kelemen
Natural carbohydrate polymers such as starch, cellulose, and chitin provide renewable alternatives to fossil fuels as a source for fuels and materials. As such, there is considerable interest in their conversion for industrial purposes, which is evidenced by the established and emerging markets for products derived from these natural polymers. In many cases, this is achieved via industrial processes that use enzymes to break down carbohydrates to monomer sugars. One of the major challenges facing large-scale industrial applications utilizing natural carbohydrate polymers is rooted in the fact that naturally occurring forms of starch, cellulose, and chitin can have tightly packed organizations of polymer chains with low hydration levels, giving rise to crystalline structures that are highly recalcitrant to enzymatic degradation...
November 20, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154877/investigation-the-effect-of-graphene-oxide-and-gelatin-starch-weight-ratio-on-the-properties-of-starch-gelatin-go-nanocomposite-films-the-rsm-study
#3
Shima Afshar, Hossein Banisadi
In this study, we reported the design and fabrication of starch/gelatin/graphene oxide biodegradable nanocomposite films with proper potential for food packaging applications. The experiments were designed using Design Expert software via RSM by defining gelatin/starch weight ratio (G/S wt. ratio) and graphene oxide (GO) wt.% as process parameters affecting on the properties of the prepared films. The optimization was done and various properties of the optimum film were investigated. The XRD and SEM images confirmed that GO layers could intercalate in the starch/gelatin matrix and proper dispersion of nanofillers in the matrix obtained via solution casting method...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154803/new-scale-down-methodology-from-commercial-to-lab-scale-to-optimize-plant-derived-soft-gel-capsule-formulations-on-a-commercial-scale
#4
Sana Oishi, Shin-Ichiro Kimura, Shuji Noguchi, Mio Kondo, Yosuke Kondo, Yoshiyuki Shimokawa, Yasunori Iwao, Shigeru Itai
A new scale-down methodology from commercial rotary die scale to laboratory scale was developed to optimize a plant-derived soft gel capsule formulation and eventually manufacture superior soft gel capsules on a commercial scale, in order to reduce the time and cost for formulation development. Animal-derived and plant-derived soft gel film sheets were prepared using an applicator on a laboratory scale and their physicochemical properties, such as tensile strength, Young's modulus, and adhesive strength, were evaluated...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153519/invited-review-practical-feeding-management-recommendations-to-mitigate-the-risk-of-subacute-ruminal-acidosis-in-dairy-cattle
#5
E Humer, R M Petri, J R Aschenbach, B J Bradford, G B Penner, M Tafaj, K-H Südekum, Q Zebeli
Rumen health is of vital importance in ensuring healthy and efficient dairy cattle production. Current feeding programs for cattle recommend concentrate-rich diets to meet the high nutritional needs of cows during lactation and enhance cost-efficiency. These diets, however, can impair rumen health. The term "subacute ruminal acidosis" (SARA) is often used as a synonym for poor rumen health. In this review, we first describe the physiological demands of cattle for dietary physically effective fiber. We also provide background information on the importance of enhancing salivary secretions and short-chain fatty acid absorption across the stratified squamous epithelium of the rumen; thus, preventing the disruption of the ruminal acid-base balance, a process that paves the way for acidification of the rumen...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152461/use-of-toll-like-receptor-assays-for-the-detection-of-bacterial-contaminations-in-icodextrin-batches-released-for-peritoneal-dialysis
#6
Hêla Hacine-Gherbi, Agnès Denys, Mathieu Carpentier, Arnaud Heysen, Pierrick Duflot, Pierre Lanos, Fabrice Allain
Icodextrin is a starch derivative used for preparing solutions of peritoneal dialysis. Unfortunately, peptidoglycans (PGN) and lipopolysaccharides (LPS) have been reported to contaminate certain icodextrin batches and to contribute to the development of sterile peritonitis. The decision of selecting or rejecting icodextrin batches is however difficult, because of limitations in the detection of these bacterial contaminants. Besides monocyte activation tests of cytokine release, a number of bio-assays using stably TLR-transfected cell lines have been developed...
2017: Toxicology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152234/comparison-of-measured-and-predicted-energy-density-of-an-oral-care-chew-for-dogs
#7
Danielle Nuttall, Richard Butterwick, Katja Strauhs, Phil McGenity
The dog chew studied here is a starch-based, twin-screw cooker extruded dog care and treat (C&T) product with oral health benefits. The manufacturing process and nutrient profile of such products are markedly different from those of main meal pet foods. Predicted metabolisable energy (PME) in pet food is calculated using equations derived from main meal feeding studies so it is unclear whether these equations can be applied to C&T products. The present study aimed to directly measure metabolisable energy (ME) content of the dog chew in dogs and compare with calculated PME...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151081/association-between-standard-laboratory-and-functional-tests-of-coagulation-in-dilutional-coagulopathy-an-in-vitro-study
#8
L J Krzych, P F Czempik
Standard laboratory tests (SLTs) of coagulation are in common use in clinical practice. We aimed to determine the association between SLTs and functional tests of coagulation in blood samples diluted with balanced crystalloid and colloid solutions in an ex vivo setting. The study group comprised 32 healthy young male volunteers. Whole blood samples were diluted at a 4:1 ratio with balanced crystalloid (Plasmalyte®) and two balanced colloids, 6% hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 (Volulyte®) and succinylated gelatin (Geloplasma®)...
August 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150842/the-effect-of-6-hydroxyethyl-starch-130-0-4-on-acute-kidney-injury-in-paediatric-cardiac-surgery-a-prospective-randomised-trial
#9
H-W Oh, J-H Lee, H-C Kim, E-H Kim, I-K Song, H-S Kim, J-T Kim
We have evaluated the effect of a colloid solution on acute kidney injury in paediatric cardiac surgery. A total of 195 patients were ramdomly divided into an hydroxyethyl starch group and a control group. In the starch group, 6% hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 (Volulyte(®) ) was used as the primary fluid for volume resuscitation but was limited to 30 ml.kg(-1) . In the control group, only crystalloid fluid was used during the peri-operative period. The incidence of acute kidney injury, peri-operative transfusion, clinical outcomes and laboratory data were compared...
November 17, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149482/melatonin-alleviates-low-ps-i-limited-carbon-assimilation-under-elevated-co2-and-enhances-the-cold-tolerance-of-offspring-in-chlorophyll-b-deficient-mutant-wheat
#10
Xiangnan Li, Marian Brestic, Dun-Xian Tan, Marek Zivcak, Xiancan Zhu, Shengqun Liu, Fengbin Song, Russel J Reiter, Fulai Liu
Melatonin is involved in the regulation of carbohydrate metabolism and induction of cold tolerance in plants. The objective of this study was to investigate the roles of melatonin in modulation of carbon assimilation of wild type wheat and the Chl b-deficient mutant ANK32B in response to elevated CO2 concentration ([CO2 ]) and the transgenerational effects of application of exogenous melatonin (hereafter identified as melatonin priming) on the cold tolerance in offspring. The results showed that the melatonin priming enhanced the carbon assimilation in ANK32B under elevated [CO2 ], via boosting the activities of ATPase and sucrose synthesis and maintaining a relatively higher level of total chlorophyll concentration in leaves...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149029/kappaphycus-alvarezii-as-a-food-supplement-prevents-diet-induced-metabolic-syndrome-in-rats
#11
Stephen Wanyonyi, Ryan du Preez, Lindsay Brown, Nicholas A Paul, Sunil K Panchal
The red seaweed, Kappaphycus alvarezii, was evaluated for its potential to prevent signs of metabolic syndrome through use as a whole food supplement. Major biochemical components of dried Kappaphycus are carrageenan (soluble fiber ~34.6%) and salt (predominantly potassium (K) 20%) with a low overall energy content for whole seaweed. Eight to nine week old male Wistar rats were randomly divided into three groups and fed for 8 weeks on a corn starch diet, a high-carbohydrate, high-fat (H) diet, alone or supplemented with a 5% (w/w) dried and milled Kappaphycus blended into the base diet...
November 17, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147862/eosinophilia-in-a-peritoneal-dialysis-patient-answers
#12
Shimrit Tzvi-Behr, Yaacov Frishberg, Efrat Ben-Shalom, Choni Rinat, Rachel Becker-Cohen
Icodextrin is a starch-derived glucose polymer used in peritoneal dialysis dialysate to treat volume overload by increasing ultrafiltration in patients with end-stage renal disease. Reported adverse reactions to icodextrin are mild and rare and mainly consist of skin rash that resolves spontaneously after discontinuation of treatment. We describe a young patient with extreme eosinophilia that appeared with the use of icodextrin, disappeared after its discontinuation, and reappeared after a rechallenge with the drug...
November 16, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147700/brown-rice-and-retrograded-brown-rice-alleviate-inflammatory-response-in-dextran-sulfate-sodium-dss-induced-colitis-mice
#13
Kemika Praengam, Yuraporn Sahasakul, Piengchai Kupradinun, Siriwan Sakarin, Wanwisa Sanitchua, Anudep Rungsipipat, Kasem Rattanapinyopituk, Pornpimon Angkasekwinai, Khaimuk Changsri, Wuttichai Mhuantong, Sithichoke Tangphatsornruang, Siriporn Tuntipopipat
The present study was aimed to investigate the impacts of brown rice (BR) and retrograded brown rice (R-BR) consumption on colonic health and gut microbiota in dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) induced colitis mice. Thirty two female C57Bl/6Mlac mice were fed with modified AIN 93G diets by replacing cornstarch in the original composition with white rice (WR), BR and R-BR powder. The mice were divided into 4 groups and fed with the following experimental diets for 4 weeks: (1) negative control (WR: diet with WR), (2) positive control (DSS_WR: DSS and diet with WR), (3) DSS_BR: DSS and diet with BR, and (4) DSS_R-BR: DSS and diet with R-BR...
November 17, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146449/an-integrated-metabolic-consequence-of-hepatospora-eriocheir-infection-in-the-chinese-mitten-crab-eriocheir-sinensis
#14
Zhengfeng Ding, Jing Pan, Hua Huang, Gongcheng Jiang, Jianqin Chen, Xueshen Zhu, Renlei Wang, Guohua Xu
Despite the economic and evolutionary importance of aquatic host-infecting microsporidian species, at present, limited information has been provided about the microsporidia-host interactions. This study focused on Hepatospora eriocheir, an emerging microsporidian pathogen for the Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis. Hypertrophy of hepatopancreas cells was a common feature of H. eriocheir infection. More importantly, mitochondria of the hepatopancreas were drawn around the H. eriocheir, most likely to aid the uptake of ATP directly from the host...
November 13, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146428/preparative-fractionation-of-dextrin-by-polyethylene-glycol-effects-of-initial-dextrin-concentration-and-ph
#15
Xiuting Hu, Yu Wang, Chengmei Liu, Zhengyu Jin, Yaoqi Tian
Polyethylene glycol (PEG) was further applied for fractionating dextrin prepared from cassava starch. The initial dextrin concentration and pH of the dextrin solutions were crucially considered in this study with the average molecular-weight dispersity (DMa) as the index. The results showed that the initial dextrin concentration significantly affected the mass fraction and the molecular weight distribution of each dextrin fraction obtained from gradient PEG precipitation. However, the initial dextrin concentration, which ranged from 0...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146361/rheological-characterization-of-gum-and-starch-nanoparticle-blends
#16
Mariana Perez Herrera, Thava Vasanthan
Commercial interest on the application of starch nanoparticles (SNP) in food is rapidly growing. Since gums are commonly used in food processing for their texturizing functionality, it is important to understand the influence of SNP on gum rheology. λ-Carrageenan and xanthan gum were selected in this study due to their wide range of applications in food systems. SNP isolated from waxy (0% amylose) and high amylose maize (71% amylose) were used. Binary blends consisting of 0.5% (w/v) gum and different concentrations of SNP were prepared and their flow behaviors evaluated using a rheometer...
March 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146355/gelatinized-wheat-starch-influences-crystallization-behaviour-and-structure-of-roll-in-shortenings-in-laminated-bakery-products
#17
Kristin D Mattice, Alejandro G Marangoni
One hydrogenated and one non-hydrogenated shortening were baked with isolated components of a croissant matrix, including crystalline wheat starch, gelatinized wheat starch, gluten, and formed gluten network. The impact of the matrix components on fat crystallization was analyzed for polymorphism using powder X-ray diffraction, solid fat content by pulsed nuclear magnetic resonance and thermal behaviour by differential scanning calorimetry. When compared to results obtained from croissants prepared with the respective shortenings, samples containing gelatinized wheat starch displayed notably similar results: polymorphic conversion, from the β' to β form over storage, and visually broader peaks in the melting endotherms indicating a greater temperature was required to completely melt all of the fat...
March 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146347/effect-of-tea-products-on-the-in-vitro-enzymatic-digestibility-of-starch
#18
Haihua Zhang, Yulan Jiang, Junxian Pan, Yangjun Lv, Jun Liu, Shikang Zhang, Yuejin Zhu
The importance of postprandial hyperglycemia in the treatment of diabetes has been recognized recently. Tea products, such as tea polyphenols (TP), epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), matcha, and instant tea, were chosen as constituents of tea-flour food, aimed at regulating the release of glucose from starchy foods in the postprandial period. Six starches were chosen for internal composition analysis and hydrolysis studies in vitro. Corn starch, wheat starch, and lily root flour appeared to have higher resistant starch content, slower digestion profiles, and lower kinetic constants, implying sustained release of glucose in the gastrointestinal tract...
March 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146331/effects-of-controlled-germination-on-selected-physicochemical-and-functional-properties-of-whole-wheat-flour-and-enhanced-%C3%AE-aminobutyric-acid-accumulation-by-ultrasonication
#19
Junzhou Ding, Gary G Hou, Boris V Nemzer, Shanbai Xiong, Arnaud Dubat, Hao Feng
Using hard red spring (HRS), hard white (HW), and soft white (SW) wheat, this study examined how germination time affected the functionality of whole-wheat flour (WWF) and enhancement of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) content through ultrasonication. The falling number values significantly decreased and the glucose content increased by 227-357% after 15h of controlled germination. The setback value of WWF paste decreased from 654 to 6cP (HW), 690 to 9cP (SW), and 698 to 7cP (HRS), respectively, showing significant decreases of starch retrogradation in an aqueous system...
March 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146326/changes-in-molecular-structure-of-chickpea-starch-during-processing-treatments-a-thin-layer-chromatography-study
#20
Yongkang Sun, Hualei Wang, Wei Wang, Bing Hu, Li Zhou, Hong Ye, Xiaoxiong Zeng
To detect the changes in molecular structure of chickpea starch during processing treatments, a thin layer chromatographic method for characterizing the molecular structure of chickpea starch was developed. With this method, the components in chickpea starch could be divided into amylopectin, small linear molecules and large linear molecules, and their contents could be determined. It was found that the degrees of polymerization of the large linear molecules and small linear molecules in chickpea enzyme-resistant starch were about 40 and below 15, respectively...
March 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
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