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José Eduardo Pelizon Pelino, Alan Passero, Airton Abrahao Martin, Christine Ann Charles
The objective of this study was to evaluate the in vitro effects, including surface morphological characteristics and chemical elemental properties, of different mouthwash formulations on enamel and dental restorative materials, simulating up to 6 months of daily use. Human enamel samples, hydroxyapatite, composite resin, and ceramic surfaces were exposed to 3 different mouthwashes according to label directions - Listerine® Cool Mint®, Listerine® Total Care, and Listerine® Whitening - versus control (hydroalcohol solution) to simulate daily use for up to 6 months...
March 15, 2018: Brazilian Oral Research
Márcia Rezende, Kaprice Chemin, Savil Costa Vaez, Aline Carvalho Peixoto, Jéssica de Freitas Rabelo, Stella Sueli Lourenço Braga, André Luis Faria-E-Silva, Gisele Rodrigues da Silva, Carlos José Soares, Alessandro D Loguercio, Alessandra Reis
BACKGROUND: Tooth sensitivity commonly occurs during and immediately after dental bleaching. The authors conducted a trial to compare tooth sensitivity after in-office bleaching after the use of either a topical dipyrone or placebo gel. METHODS: A split-mouth, triple-blind, randomized, multicenter clinical trial was conducted among 120 healthy adults having teeth that were shade A2 or darker. The facial tooth surfaces of the right or left sides of the maxillary arch of each patient were randomly assigned to receive either topical dipyrone or placebo gel before 2 in-office bleaching sessions (35% hydrogen peroxide) separated by 2 weeks...
March 14, 2018: Journal of the American Dental Association
Ran Chen, Ying Lu, Zhiyong Jiang, Yongfeng Men
The poly(4-methyl-1-pentene) sample was used to investigate the cavitation induced stress-whitening phenomenon during stretching at different temperatures via the ultra-small-angle X-ray scattering technique. Two modes of cavitation were found that mode I cavitation activated around yield point followed by mode II cavitation generated in highly oriented state. The critical strain for initiating the mode II cavitation increases with the increase of stretching temperature whereas the critical stress grew steadily in the lower temperature regime (30~60oC) and reached a plateau at 70oC...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
Ayako Uchinaka, Yuri Kawashima, Yuki Sano, Shogo Ito, Yusuke Sano, Kai Nagasawa, Natsumi Matsuura, Mamoru Yoneda, Yuichiro Yamada, Toyoaki Murohara, Kohzo Nagata
Melatonin regulates circadian rhythms but also has antioxidative and anti-inflammatory effects that ameliorate metabolic disorders. We investigated the effects of the selective melatonin agonist ramelteon on cardiac and adipose tissue pathology in the DahlS.Z-Leprfa /Leprfa (DS/obese) rat, a model of metabolic syndrome (MetS). Rats were treated with a low (0.3 mg/kg per day) or high (8 mg/kg per day) dose of ramelteon from 9 to 13 weeks of age. Ramelteon treatment at either dose attenuated body weight gain, left ventricular fibrosis, and diastolic dysfunction, as well as cardiac oxidative stress and inflammation, without affecting hypertension or insulin resistance...
March 15, 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Chen Chen, Wenzhong Hu, Ruidong Zhang, Aili Jiang, Chenghui Liu
BACKGROUND: Effect of hydrogen sulfide (H2 S) on inhibiting surface whitening of fresh-cut carrots was investigated. Whitening index, H2 O2 and malondialdehyde (MDA) contents, the activities of catalase (CAT), ascorbate peroxidase (APX), glutathione reductase (GR), phenylalanine ammonialyase (PAL), polyphenol oxidase (PPO) and peroxidase (POD) and antioxidant capacities were evaluated. RESULTS: H2 S treatment significantly inhibited the surface whitening of fresh-cut carrots (P < 0...
March 14, 2018: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
Maryam Ahmadian, Sihao Liu, Shannon M Reilly, Nasun Hah, Weiwei Fan, Eiji Yoshihara, Pooja Jha, C Daniel De Magalhaes Filho, Sandra Jacinto, Andrew V Gomez, Yang Dai, Ruth T Yu, Christopher Liddle, Annette R Atkins, Johan Auwerx, Alan R Saltiel, Michael Downes, Ronald M Evans
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) adaptively transfers energy from glucose and fat into heat by inducing a gene network that uncouples mitochondrial electron transport. However, the innate transcription factors that enable the rapid adaptive response of BAT are unclear. Here, we identify estrogen-related receptor gamma (ERRγ) as a critical factor for maintaining BAT identity. ERRγ is selectively expressed in BAT versus WAT, in which, in the absence of PGC1α, it drives a signature transcriptional network of thermogenic and oxidative genes in the basal (i...
March 13, 2018: Cell Reports
J Silveira, S Coutinho, D Marques, J Castro, A Mata, M L Carvalho, S Pessanha
In this work we present the analysis of dental enamel treated with an over-the-counter whitening product, bought in e-commerce at a very low cost, used without medical supervision in an abusive manner, in order to evaluate its demineralization action. Moreover, we studied the influence of renewal or non-renewal of saliva solution in which the specimens were stored throughout the study. The Degree of Demineralization was determined through the evaluation of the PO4 3- symmetric stretching band (~959cm-1 ) in Raman spectra of the specimens in different days during the course of the study...
March 5, 2018: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
Hee Jin Jung, Min Jung Lee, Yeo Jin Park, Sang Gyun Noh, A Kyoung Lee, Kyoung Mi Moon, Eun Kyeong Lee, Eun Jin Bang, Yun Jung Park, Su Jeong Kim, Jungho Yang, Sultan Ullah, Pusoon Chun, Young Suk Jung, Hyung Ryong Moon, Hae Young Chung
As part of continued efforts for the development of new tyrosinase inhibitors, (Z)-5-(substituted benzylidene)-2-iminothiazolidin-4-one derivatives (1a - 1l) were rationally synthesized and evaluated for their inhibitory potential in vitro. These compounds were designed and synthesized based on the structural attributes of a β-phenyl-α,β-unsaturated carbonyl scaffold template. Among these compounds, (Z)-5-(3-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzylidene)-2-iminothiazolidin-4-one (1e, MHY773) exhibited the greatest tyrosinase inhibition (IC50 = 2...
March 9, 2018: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
Deepak Mehta, S Jyothi, Prashant Moogi, Werner J Finger, Keiichi Sasaki
OBJECTIVES: Aim of this clinical trial was to investigate the effect of a calcium phosphate based desensitizer paste applied prior to in-office tooth whitening on bleaching sensitivity (BS). METHODS: This crossover study was designed as randomized double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial. The desensitizer paste Teethmate AP (TAP) contains tetracalcium phosphate and dicalcium phosphate anhydrous in glycerol and polyethylene glycol, whereas placebo (PLA) is a calcium phosphate free analog...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
E Arat Maden, C Altun, G Guven Polat, F Basak
Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of fluoride, Xylitol, Probiotic, and Whitening toothpastes on the permanent teeth enamel roughness and microhardness. Materials and Methods: One hundred and twenty teeth were randomly divided into 2 groups, each group having 60 samples. G1: The group in which enamel roughness was examined (n = 60). G2: The group in which enamel microhardness was examined (n = 60). Then, these groups were randomly divided into 4 groups among themselves (n = 15)...
March 2018: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
Ignacio Martín-Fabiani, Jennifer Lesage de la Haye, Malin Schulz, Yang Liu, Michelle Lee, Brendan Duffy, Franck D'Agosto, Muriel Lansalot, Joseph L Keddie
The presence of low molar mass surfactants in latex films results in detrimental effects on their water permeability, gloss and adhesion. For applications as coatings, there is a need to develop formulations that do not contain surfactants and that have better water barrier properties. Having previously reported the synthesis of surfactant-free latex particles in water using low amounts (< 2 wt%) of controlled radical polymer chains (Lesage de la Haye et al. Macromolecules 2017, 50, 9315-9328), here we study the water barrier properties of films made from these particles and their application in anti-corrosion coatings...
March 8, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Y M Kim, A N Ha, J W Kim, S J Kim
OBJECTIVES: In this double-blind randomized study, we evaluated the safety and efficacy of over-the-counter (OTC) bleaching products that included 2.9% hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 ) with two methods of application: strip and paint-on. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A commonly used product was selected for each type (strip and paint-on) of OTC bleaching agent. In total, 75 volunteers were assigned randomly into five groups: two test groups (strip and paint-on), two negative control groups (products without H2 O2 ), and one positive control group (dentist-supervised home bleaching)...
March 7, 2018: Operative Dentistry
Seung Hwan Hwang, Zhiqiang Wang, Hong-Won Suh, Soon Sung Lim
This study aimed to better understand the functional properties of ribose and 20 amino acid Maillard reaction products (MRPs). The ABTS+ radical scavenging ability of the ribose-20 amino acid MRPs was evaluated. Among the MRPs, ribose-histidine MRPs (RH-MRPs) showed the highest inhibitory activities on the ABTS+ radical scavenging ability, aldose reductase (AR), and tyrosinase compared to other MRPs. Functional compounds with antioxidant and AR inhibitory activities have been recognized as an important strategy in the prevention and treatment of diabetic complications, and the search for tyrosinase inhibitors is important for the treatment of hyperpigmentation, development of skin-whitening agents, and use as preservatives in the food industry...
March 7, 2018: Food & Function
Flàvia Pardo Salata Nahsan, Maria Janete Oliveira Reis, Luciana Fàvaro Francisconi-Dos-Rios, Luciana Vasconcelos Leão, Luiz Renato Paranhos
Products for tooth whitening (or tooth color maintenance) that improve smile esthetics have become increasingly popular due to their easy accessibility and low cost. This in vitro study assessed the effect of whitening mouthwash on bovine tooth color. Forty-eight bovine teeth were divided into 3 immersion groups: SL, artificial saliva (control); CLW, Colgate Luminous White; and OBW, Oral-B 3D White. After prophylaxis with pumice, the initial color was measured using the CIE L*a*b* system. Teeth were immersed in the solutions for 2 minutes, 3 times per day, for 30 days...
March 2018: General Dentistry
Huifang Sun, Yaoguo Dang, Wenxin Mao
In view of the multi-attribute decision-making problem that the attribute values are grey multi-source heterogeneous data, a decision-making method based on kernel and greyness degree is proposed. The definitions of kernel and greyness degree of an extended grey number in a grey multi-source heterogeneous data sequence are given. On this basis, we construct the kernel vector and greyness degree vector of the sequence to whiten the multi-source heterogeneous information, then a grey relational bi-directional projection ranking method is presented...
March 3, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Li-Ching Lin, Chung-Yi Chen, Chia-Hung Kuo, Yun-Sheng Lin, Byeong Hee Hwang, Tina Kaiting Wang, Yueh-Hsiung Kuo, Hui-Min David Wang
N -Hydroxycinnamoylphenalkylamides (36H) exhibited both antioxidation and antityrosinase abilities. The compound was studied for its antioxidative properties, using a 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazul- (DPPH-) scavenging test, a ferric ion-reducing antioxidant power assay (FRAP) assessment, and a metal-chelating power assay. The results showed that 36H had antioxidative capabilities in the DPPH-scavenging and ferric-reducing power examinations but the chelating power assay did not demonstrate antioxidative capability...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
Mayuree Kanlayavattanakul, Nattaya Lourith
Skin hyperpigmentation is caused by several factors that upregulate melanogenesis. Plants and natural products with skin-whitening effects are gaining interest among consumers and researchers because they are perceived to be milder, safer, and healthier than synthetic alternatives. This review extensively summarizes the status of plants and natural products currently used in skin-whitening cosmetics as well as potential candidates for future use, because the scope of natural choices for efficient treatment of skin hyperpigmentation is rapidly widening...
March 5, 2018: Planta Medica
Howard M A Thistlewood, Paramjit Gill, Elizabeth H Beers, Peter W Shearer, Doug B Walsh, Brigitte M Rozema, Susanna Acheampong, Steve Castagnoli, Wee L Yee, Peter Smytheman, Alix B Whitener
Spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) (Diptera: Drosophilidae), was monitored from 2010 to 2014 in 314-828 sites located in interior fruit-growing regions of OR and WA, United States, and BC, Canada, using traps baited with apple cider vinegar or sugar-water-yeast. Seasonal population dynamics and sex ratios were summarized for berry, cherry, stone fruit, grape, non-crop host plants, non-host sites, and for conventional IPM, certified organic, backyard, and feral sites, by region and year...
February 28, 2018: Environmental Entomology
W F Vieira-Junior, L N Ferraz, Nip Pini, Gmb Ambrosano, Fhb Aguiar, Cpm Tabchoury, Danl Lima
AIM: To investigate the effect of different toothpaste formulations used prior to dental bleaching with 35% hydrogen peroxide (HP) on the mineral content and surface morphology of enamel. METHODS: Seventy bovine enamel blocks (4×4×2 mm) were submitted to in vitro treatment protocols using a toothbrushing machine prior to dental bleaching or a placebo procedure (n=10) as proposed in the following groups: unbleached control (PLA), bleached control (HP), and brushing with differing toothpastes prior to HP bleaching, including: potassium nitrate toothpaste containing sodium fluoride (PN), sodium monofluorophosphate/MFP toothpaste (FT), arginine-carbonate (8% arginine) (PA) or arginine-carbonate (1...
March 2018: Operative Dentistry
D Lavanya, S Manimaran, K Bhagyalakshmi
There are so many beauty salons in Metropolis to provide these services to women exclusively [1]. These beauty salons depend mostly on electricity for their services to customers, without it there is no effective means of operation [2]. These beauty salons are definitely leading to women empowerment.It is run by the women for women. Since they fall under the category of micro and small enterprises, these salons may avail so many financial and non- financial advantages from the Government of India. They also provide employment opportunities to the women employees...
February 9, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
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