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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918551/bio-economic-evaluation-of-a-reduced-phosphorus-supplementation-strategy-for-a-cow-calf-system-in-brazil-a-case-study
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Samara P Lopes, Felipe Z Garcia, Vinícius C Souza, Diogo Fleury A Costa, Pedro Malafaia
Fertility, weight of calves at weaning, and the economic aspects of a breeding herd receiving mineral supplements containing 75 or 12.5 g of phosphorus (P)/kg were measured from 2013 to 2016. No differences in reproduction parameters or weight at weaning were found before and after the adoption of the new scheme of mineral supplementation. Before the study, the annual cost with the formula containing more P was equivalent to 29.3 weaned beef calves; after the P reduction, the annual cost was equivalent to 2...
September 16, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918489/yersinia-enterocolitica-biotype-1a-a-possible-new-trigger-of-reactive-arthritis
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Riitta Tuompo, Timo Hannu, Elisa Huovinen, Leila Sihvonen, Anja Siitonen, Marjatta Leirisalo-Repo
Yersinia enterocolitica (YE) biotype 1A is generally considered non-pathogenic, and the role of it in causing reactive musculoskeletal complications is unclear. We evaluated the capability of YE biotype 1A to induce reactive arthritis (ReA) and other reactive musculoskeletal symptoms. Analysis of self-reported musculoskeletal symptoms was supplemented with a telephone interview (with a permission to acquire copies of patient files from a local physician or hospital) and/or clinical examination of subjects with recent musculoskeletal symptoms after a positive stool culture for YE...
September 16, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918434/improved-dna-purification-with-quality-assurance-for-evaluation-of-the-microbial-genetic-content-of-constructed-wetlands
#3
Wenda Huang, Jingjing Guo, Ran Tao, Ying Man, Yunv Dai, Yang Yang
Efficient isolation of target DNA is a crucial first step of DNA-based metagenomic analyses of environmental samples. Insufficient quantity and purity of DNA isolated using commercial kits result in missing genetic information, especially for large-diameter substrates in constructed wetlands (CWs). Here, we addressed this problem by devising a cost-effective calcium chloride lysozyme-sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) method (CCLS), with key improvements in the steps of humic acid removal and cell lysis. The buffer comprising Tris, EDTA, Na2O2P7 and PVPP (TENP), and skim milk, could reduce adsorption between microorganisms and substrates, and calcium chloride precipitated and removed over 94% of humic acid...
September 16, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918170/lifestyle-predictors-of-obese-and-non-obese-patients-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-cross-sectional-study
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Joo Hee Kwak, Dae Won Jun, Seung Min Lee, Yong Kyun Cho, Kang Nyeong Lee, Hang Lak Lee, Oh Young Lee, Ho Soon Choi, Byung Chul Yoon
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Most people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are obese, and they usually eat more while being less physically active as compared to healthy individuals. However, little is known about the lifestyle patterns of non-obese or obese patients with NAFLD. The aim of this study was to investigate nutrition components and behavioral differences between non-obese and obese patients with NAFLD. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study comprising of 209 patients...
August 30, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918156/exploration-of-the-bovine-colostrum-proteome-and-effects-of-heat-treatment-time-on-colostrum-protein-profile
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R Tacoma, S L Gelsinger, Y W Lam, R A Scuderi, D B Ebenstein, A J Heinrichs, S L Greenwood
Heat treatment of colostrum is performed on modern dairy farms to reduce pathogenic contamination before hand-feeding the colostrum to newborn calves; however, limited data are available concerning effects of heat treatment on biologically active proteins in colostrum. The objective of this exploratory study was to investigate effects of heat treatment and length of heat treatment on colostrum protein profile. Colostrum samples were collected from Holstein cows within 12 h after parturition and assigned to the following groups: heat treatment at 60°C for 0 (untreated control), 30, 60, or 90 min...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917920/one-step-hydrothermal-synthesis-of-fluorescent-nanocrystalline-cellulose-carbon-dot-hydrogels
#6
Wei Li, Sichun Wang, Ying Li, Chunhui Ma, Zhanhua Huang, Chunsheng Wang, Jian Li, Zhijun Chen, Shouxin Liu
Fluorescent nanocrystalline cellulose/carbon dots (NCC/CDs) hydrogels were successfully prepared by a facile one-step green hydrothermal carbonization process. The properties of NCC/CDs hydrogels prepared at different temperatures were investigated by fluorescence spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and thermogravimetric analysis. NCC/CDs hydrogels with high crystallinity, high thermal stability, and excellent fluorescence properties can be obtained by controlling the hydrothermal treatment temperature...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917901/polysaccharides-based-injectable-hydrogel-compositing-bio-glass-for-cranial-bone-repair
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Xiao Bai, Shaoyu Lü, Haidi Liu, Zhen Cao, Piao Ning, Zengqiang Wang, Chunmei Gao, Boli Ni, Dongyang Ma, Mingzhu Liu
Bone disease is a public health problem around the word, and it is urgent to develop novel tissue engineering scaffolds for the complicated cranial bone regeneration. The present work developed a novel triple crosslinked polysaccharides based injectable hydrogel to composite bio-glass (BG) for cranial bone repair. Dynamic mechanical analysis showed the storage modulus (G') of the hydrogel reached to ∼4000Pa. While after compositing BG, G' exceeded 4500Pa. The degradation behavior of the hydrogel is influenced by hydrogel composition, crosslinking methods and degradation environment...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917852/bio-responsive-alginate-keratin-composite-nanogels-with-enhanced-drug-loading-efficiency-for-cancer-therapy
#8
Zhe Sun, Zeng Yi, Huaiying Zhang, Xiaomin Ma, Wen Su, Xiaoyu Sun, Xudong Li
This article presents a novel dual-stimuli responsive nanogel prepared from human hair keratin and alginate through simple crosslinking method. Keratin offer the crosslinking structure and bio-responsive ability and alginate ameliorated properties of nanogels including particle size, stability and drug loading capacity. The resultant keratin-alginate nanogels (KSA-NGs) could function as promising vectors for doxorubicin hydrochloride (DOX) with a super-high drug-loading rate of 52.9% (w/w) and dual-stimuli responsive behavior to GSH and trypsin...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917810/nano-hemoglobin-film-based-sextet-state-biomemory-device-by-cross-linked-photosensitive-hapten-monomer
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Remziye Güzel, Arzu Ersöz, Recep Ziyadanoğulları, Rıdvan Say
In this study, a biomemory device, consisting of hemoglobin (Hb) cross-linked by MACys-Ru(bipyr)2-MACys) photosensitive monomer cross-linkers, which have memory effect through both Ru(3+/2+) in hapten monomer and Fe(3+/2+) in redox active center of Hb through multi-charge transfer mechanism, has been improved. Cyclic voltammetry (CV) has been used to determine the redox property of the Hb cross-linked MACys-Ru(bipyr)2-MACys) hapten. Three memory functions, writing, reading and erasing of the fabricated biomemory device, have been accomplished by chronoamperometry (CA) and open-circuit potential amperometry (OCPA)...
January 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917780/quantifying-biodegradable-organic-matter-in-polluted-water-on-the-basis-of-coulombic-yield
#10
Yuan Liu, Ai-Xue Tuo, Xiao-Jun Jin, Xiang-Zhong Li, Hong Liu
Biodegradable organic matter (BOM) in polluted water plays a key role in various biological purification technologies. The five-day biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5) index is often used to determine the amount of BOM. However, standard BOD5 assays, centering on dissolved oxygen detection, have long testing times and often show severe deviation (error ≥ 15%). In the present study, the coulombic yield (Q) of a bio-electrochemical degradation process was determined, and a new index for BOM quantification was proposed...
January 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917778/determination-of-volatile-organic-compounds-in-eucalyptus-fast-pyrolysis-bio-oil-by-full-evaporation-headspace-gas-chromatography
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Nathalya Kosinski Lima, André Romualdo Lopes, Palimecio Gimenes Guerrero, Carlos Itsuo Yamamoto, Fabricio Augusto Hansel
This paper reports a full evaporation (FE) headspace gas chromatographic (HS-GC) method for the determination of the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in bio-oil (i.e. methanol, ethanol, acetone, acetic acid and furfural). The method uses a 4μL sample of bio-oil in a headspace vial (ca. 20mL). Complete evaporation of the compounds was achieved after seven minutes at 90°C. The method showed good precision and accuracy for methanol, ethanol, acetone and acetic acid. The recovery of furfural was low (74.3%)...
January 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917765/dihydropyridine-derived-bodipy-probe-for-detecting-exogenous-and-endogenous-nitric-oxide-in-mitochondria
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Chang Gao, Lan Lin, Wan Sun, Zheng-Li Tan, Jun-Ru Huang, Lan He, Zhong-Lin Lu
A mitochondria-targetable probe Mito-DHP for nitric oxide (NO) was designed and synthesized by introducing dihydropyridine and triphenylphosphonium (TPP) moieties into boron dipyrromethene (BODIPY) dye. Mito-DHP was able to effectively detect nitric oxide through the aromatization of dihydropyridine to fluorescent pyridine product under oxygen-free conditions. The probe Mito-DHP showed high selectivity to NO over a number of reactive oxygen/nitrogen species (ROS/RNS) as well as high sensitivity (detection limit at 25nM), pH stability and bio-compatibility...
January 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917671/scanning-electron-microscopy-and-histopathological-observations-of-beauveria-bassiana-infection-of-colorado-potato-beetle-larvae
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Yulin Duan, Hui Wu, Zhiyan Ma, Liu Yang, Deying Ma
Beauveria bassiana is a potential candidate for use as an environmentally friendly bio-pesticide. We studied the infection process and histopathology of B. bassiana strain NDBJJ-BFG infection of the Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) using scanning electron microscopy and hematoxylin-eosin staining of tissue sections. The results show that the fungus penetrated the insect epidermis through germ tubes and appressoria after spraying the larvae with conidial suspensions. The conidia began to germinate after 24 h and invade the epidermis...
September 13, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917099/a-versatile-bio-based-material-for-efficiently-removing-toxic-dyes-heavy-metal-ions-and-emulsified-oil-droplets-from-water-simultaneously
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Daikun Li, Qing Li, Daoyong Mao, Ningning Bai, Hongzhou Dong
Developing versatile materials for effective water purification is significant for environment and water source protection. Herein, a versatile bio-based material (CH-PAA-T) was reported by simple thermal cross-linking chitosan and polyacrylic acid which exhibits excellent performances for removing insoluble oil, soluble toxic dyes and heavy metal ions from water, simultaneously. The adsorption capacities are 990.1mgg(-1) for methylene blue (MB) and 135.9mgg(-1) for Cu(2+), which are higher than most of present advanced absorbents...
September 5, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916855/green-approach-for-synthesis-of-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-from-andrographis-paniculata-leaf-extract-and-evaluation-of-their-antioxidant-anti-diabetic-and-anti-inflammatory-activities
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Govindasamy Rajakumar, Muthu Thiruvengadam, Govindarasu Mydhili, Thandapani Gomathi, Ill-Min Chung
Bio-mediated synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) was carried out by utilizing the reducing and capping potential of Andrographis paniculata leaf extract. The capped ZnO NPs were characterized using UV-Vis, XRD, FTIR, SEM, TEM and SAED analyses. FTIR analysis suggested the role of phenolic compounds, terpenoids, and proteins of A. paniculata leaf extract, in nucleation and stability of ZnO NPs. XRD pattern compared with the standard confirmed spectrum of zinc oxide particles formed in the present experiments were in the form of nanocrystals, as evidenced by the peaks at 2θ values...
September 15, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916454/anti-acanthamoeba-activity-of-tunisian-thymus-capitatus-essential-oil-and-organic-extracts
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Salma Saoudi, Ines Sifaoui, Nadia Chammem, María Reyes-Batlle, Atteneri López-Arencibia, Idaira Pacheco-Fernández, Verónica Pino, Moktar Hamdi, Ignacio A Jiménez, Isabel L Bazzocchi, José E Piñero, Jacob Lorenzo-Morales
Acanthamoeba species are free-living amoebae widely distributed in the environment and which cause serious human infections. The treatment of Acanthamoeba infections is always very difficult and not constantly effective. More efficient drugs against Acanthamoeba must be developed and medicinal plants can be useful in this case. Our research focused on the examination of the anti-Acanthamoeba activity of the essential oil and the ethanolic-aqueous extract from Thymus capitatus L. The essential oil showed best activity with an IC50 of 2...
September 12, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916449/bio-scaffolds-in-organ-regeneration-clinical-potential-and-current-challenges
#17
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S Yesmin, M B Paget, H E Murray, R Downing
Cadaveric organ transplantation represents the definitive treatment option for end-stage disease but is restricted by the shortage of clinically-viable donor organs. This limitation has, in part, driven current research efforts for in vitro generation of transplantable tissue surrogates. Recent advances in organ reconstruction have been facilitated by the re-purposing of decellularized whole organs to serve as three-dimensional bio-scaffolds. Notably, studies in rodents indicate that such scaffolds retain native extracellular matrix components that provide appropriate biochemical, mechanical and physical stimuli for successful tissue/organ reconstruction...
September 12, 2017: Current Research in Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916375/bacterial-community-in-ancient-permafrost-alluvium-at-the-mammoth-mountain-eastern-siberia
#18
Anatoli Brouchkov, Marsel Kabilov, Svetlana Filippova, Olga Baturina, Victor Rogov, Valery Galchenko, Andrey Mulyukin, Oksana Fursova, Gennady Pogorelko
Permanently frozen (approx. 3.5Ma) alluvial Neogene sediments exposed in the Aldan river valley at the Mammoth Mountain (Eastern Siberia) are unique, ancient, and poorly studied permafrost environments. So far, the structure of the indigenous bacterial community has remained unknown. Use of 16S metagenomic analysis with total DNA isolation using DNA Spin Kit for Soil (MO-Bio) and QIAamp DNA Stool Mini Kit (Qiagen) has revealed the major and minor bacterial lineages in the permafrost alluvium sediments. In sum, 61 Operational Taxonomic Units (OTUs) with 31,239 reads (Qiagen kit) and 15,404 reads (Mo-Bio kit) could be assigned to the known taxa...
September 12, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916111/icosahedral-plant-viral-nanoparticles-bioinspired-synthesis-of-nanomaterials-nanostructures
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REVIEW
Kannan Badri Narayanan, Sung Soo Han
Viral nanotechnology utilizes virus nanoparticles (VNPs) and virus-like nanoparticles (VLPs) of plant viruses as highly versatile platforms for materials synthesis and molecular entrapment that can be used in the nanotechnological fields, such as in next-generation nanoelectronics, nanocatalysis, biosensing and optics, and biomedical applications, such as for targeting, therapeutic delivery, and non-invasive in vivo imaging with high specificity and selectivity. In particular, plant virus capsids provide biotemplates for the production of novel nanostructured materials with organic/inorganic moieties incorporated in a very precise and controlled manner...
August 31, 2017: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916108/a-eu-iii-doped-metal-organic-framework-conjugated-with-fluorescein-labeled-single-stranded-dna-for-detection-of-cu-ii-and-sulfide
#20
Han Weng, Bing Yan
In this paper, Bio-MOF-1 is prepared as reported and then Eu(3+) is introduced into it via cation exchange method. A FAM-labeled ssDNA is chosen to fabricate with the obtained Eu(3+)@Bio-MOF-1. A luminescent hybrid material is assembled, which can exhibit the fluorescence of Eu(3+) and FAM simultaneously by adjusting the ratio of FAM-ssDNA and Eu(3+)@Bio-MOF-1. The sample is then used for the detecting of metal ions, results shows which has good selectively for Cu(2+) (LOD = 0.14 μM, 0-250 μM). The introduction of Cu(2+) can quench the fluorescence of FAM while the luminescent intensity of Eu(3+) enhancing...
October 2, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
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