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Fen Qiu, René H J Vervuurt, Marcel A Verheijen, Edmond W Zaia, Erin B Creel, Youngsang Kim, Jeffrey J Urban, Ageeth A Bol
Supported catalysts are widely used in industry and can be optimized by tuning the composition, chemical structure, and interface of the nanoparticle catalyst and oxide support. Here we firstly combine a bottom up colloidal synthesis method with a top down atomic layer deposition (ALD) process to achieve a raspberry-like Pt-decorated Fe3O4 (Fe3O4-Pt) nanoparticle superlattices. This nanocomposite ensures the precision of the catalyst/support interface, improving the catalytic efficiency of the Fe3O4-Pt nanocomposite system...
March 20, 2018: Nanoscale
Hugo Placido da Silva
With the advent of low-cost computing platforms, such as Arduino ( and Raspberry Pi (, it has become clear that lowering the cost barrier and shortening the learning curve, with the backing of a motivated community, would play a transformational role in the way people learn, experiment, and create imaginative solutions to outstanding problems that can benefit from embedded systems.
March 2018: IEEE Pulse
Tiande Zou, Bo Wang, Qiyuan Yang, Jeanene M de Avila, Mei-Jun Zhu, Jinming You, Daiwen Chen, Min Du
Development of brown and beige/brite adipocytes increases thermogenesis and helps to reduce obesity and metabolic syndrome. Our previous study suggests that dietary raspberry can ameliorate metabolic syndromes in diet-induced obese mice. Here, we further evaluated the effects of raspberry on energy expenditure and adaptive thermogenesis and determined whether these effects were mediated by AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK). Mice deficient in the catalytic subunit of AMPKα1 and wild-type (WT) mice were fed a high-fat diet (HFD) or HFD supplemented with 5% raspberry (RAS) for 10 weeks...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
Sy-Ying Leu, Yung-Chieh Tsai, Wen-Chi Chen, Chih-Hsiung Hsu, Yen-Mei Lee, Pao-Yun Cheng
Promoting white adipose tissue (WAT) to acquire brown-like characteristics is a promising approach for obesity treatment. Although raspberry ketone (RK) has been reported to possess antiobesity activity, its effects on the formation of brown-like adipocytes remain unclear. Therefore, we investigated the effects and underlying mechanism of RK on WAT browning in 3T3-L1 adipocytes and rats with ovariectomy (Ovx)-induced obesity. RK (100 μM) significantly induced browning of 3T3-L1 cells by increasing mitochondrial biogenesis and the expression of browning-specific proteins (PR domain containing 16, PRDM16; peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator 1-alpha, PGC-1α; uncoupling protein-1, UCP-1) and lipolytic enzymes (hormone-sensitive lipase and adipose triglyceride lipase)...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
James D O'Leary, Olivia F O'Leary, John F Cryan, Yvonne M Nolan
The development of a touchscreen platform for rodent testing has allowed new methods for cognitive testing that have been back-translated from clinical assessment tools to preclinical animal models. This platform for cognitive assessment in animals is comparable to human neuropsychological tests such as those employed by the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery, and thus has several advantages compared to the standard maze apparatuses typically employed in rodent behavioral testing, such as the Morris water maze...
March 8, 2018: Behavior Research Methods
Mina Cheraghi Nirumand, Marziyeh Hajialyani, Roja Rahimi, Mohammad Hosein Farzaei, Stéphane Zingue, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi, Anupam Bishayee
Kidney stones are one of the oldest known and common diseases in the urinary tract system. Various human studies have suggested that diets with a higher intake of vegetables and fruits play a role in the prevention of kidney stones. In this review, we have provided an overview of these dietary plants, their main chemical constituents, and their possible mechanisms of action. Camellia sinensis (green tea), Rubus idaeus (raspberry), Rubia cordifolia (common madder), Petroselinum crispum (parsley), Punica granatum (pomegranate), Pistacia lentiscus (mastic), Solanum xanthocarpum (yellow-fruit nightshade), Urtica dioica (stinging nettle), Dolichos biflorus ( horse gram ), Ammi visnaga (khella), Nigella sativa (black-cumin), Hibiscus sabdariffa (roselle), and Origanum vulgare (oregano) have received considerable interest based on scientific evidence...
March 7, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Changpeng Qiu, Gilbert Ethier, Steeve Pepin, Pascal Dubé, Yves Desjardins, André Gosselin
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April 2018: Plant, Cell & Environment
Mariela C Bustos, Diego Rocha-Parra, Ines Rueda Sampedro, Sonia de Pascual-Teresa, Alberto E León
The aim of the present research was to study the effect of convective drying on color, bioactive compounds and antioxidant activity of berry fruits and to chemically characterize the polyphenolic composition of raspberry, boysenberry, redcurrants and blackcurrants fruit. Drying berries at 65 ºC provoked the best conservations of color, particularly for boysenberry and blackcurrant. Drying at 65 °C was also the condition that showed higher level of polyphenols, while drying at 50 ºC or 130 ºC showed above % degradation of them due to the long time or high temperature drying...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Kyle T Martins, Cécile H Albert, Martin J Lechowicz, Andrew Gonzalez
Wild bees, which are important for commercial pollination, depend on floral and nesting resources both at farms and in the surrounding landscape. Mass-flowering crops are only in bloom for a few weeks and unable to support bee populations that persist throughout the year. Farm fields and orchards that flower in succession potentially can extend the availability of floral resources for pollinators. However, it is unclear whether the same bee species or genera will forage from one crop to the next, which bees specialize on particular crops, and to what degree inter-crop visitation patterns will be mediated by landscape context...
March 1, 2018: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
Ioanna P Chatziprodromidou, Maria Bellou, George Vantarakis, Apostolos Vantarakis
AIMS: Α systematic review to investigate fresh produce-borne viral outbreaks, tο record the outbreak distribution worldwide and to analyze the implication of different types of fresh produce and viral types as well. METHODS AND RESULTS: Four databases (PubMed/Medline, Scopus, Eurosurveillance Journal and Spingerlink electronic journal) and a global electronic reporting system (ProMED) were searched up to 2016. One hundred and fifty two viral outbreaks linked to fresh produce consumption were identified...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Applied Microbiology
Chi Hu, Ji Liu, Yuchao Wu, Kevin R West, Oren A Scherman
In situ photocontrol over shear-thickening of condensed colloidal dispersions is of paramount importance in a wide range of applications including process technology and photorheological fluids. Its development and practicability, however, are hampered by the lack of well-designed photoresponsive systems. Here, a colloidal suspension whose rheological behavior is readily switchable between shear-thinning and shear-thickening using an external light stimulus is reported. This smart colloidal solution contains hybrid raspberry-like colloids prepared by employing cucurbit[8]uril as a supramolecular linker to assemble functional Fe3 O4 nanoparticles onto a silica core...
February 27, 2018: Small
Malin Nordenström, Anastasia V Riazanova, Mikael Järn, Thomas Paulraj, Charlotta Turner, Valter Ström, Richard T Olsson, Anna J Svagan
Microcapsules with specific functional properties, related to the capsule wall and core, are highly desired in a number of applications. In this study, hybrid cellulose microcapsules (1.2 ± 0.4 µm in diameter) were prepared by nanoengineering the outer walls of precursor capsules. Depending on the preparation route, capsules with different surface roughness (raspberry or broccoli-like), and thereby different wetting properties, could be obtained. The tunable surface roughness was achieved as a result of the chemical and structural properties of the outer wall of a precursor capsule, which combined with a new processing route allowed in-situ formation of silica nanoparticles (30-40 nm or 70 nm in diameter)...
February 26, 2018: Scientific Reports
Shang-Ling Xiong, Li-Mei Yue, Gyu Tae Lim, Jun-Mo Yang, Jinhyuk Lee, Yong-Doo Park
Inhibition of α-glucosidase is directly associated with treatment of type 2 diabetes. In this regard, we conducted enzyme kinetics integrated with computational docking simulation to assess the inhibitory effect of raspberry ketone (RK) on α-glucosidase. RK bound to the active site of α-glucosidase and interacted with several key residues such as ASP68, TYR71, HIS111, PHE157, PHE158, PHE177, GLN181, ASP214, THR215, ASP349, ASP408, and ARG439, as detected by protein-ligand docking simulation. Subsequently, we confirmed the action of RK on α-glucosidase as the non-competitive type of inhibition in a reversible and rapidly binding manner...
February 22, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Christine E Gilmartin, To-Hao Vo-Tran, Laura Leung
Background The use of oral complementary and alternative medicines, including herbal supplements, has been increasing in pregnant women worldwide despite limited safety data. The decision of healthcare professionals to recommend these products to pregnant patients is controversial and not well documented. Objective To explore the recommendations and information sources that healthcare professionals use to determine the safety of oral non-prescribed supplements during pregnancy. Setting An Australian metropolitan maternity hospital...
February 23, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
Jian Ye, Guanghui Liu, Peng Liu, Shiwu Zhang, Pengfei Shao, Zachary J Smith, Chenhai Liu, Ronald X Xu
We propose a portable fluorescence microscopic imaging system (PFMS) for intraoperative display of biliary structure and prevention of iatrogenic injuries during cholecystectomy. The system consists of a light source module, a camera module, and a Raspberry Pi computer with an LCD. Indocyanine green (ICG) is used as a fluorescent contrast agent for experimental validation of the system. Fluorescence intensities of the ICG aqueous solution at different concentration levels are acquired by our PFMS and compared with those of a commercial Xenogen IVIS system...
February 2018: Journal of Biomedical Optics
Masakazu Sato, Minako Koizumi, Takahiro Hino, Yu Takahashi, Natsuki Nagashima, Nao Itaoka, Chiharu Ueshima, Maki Nakata, Yoko Hasumi
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic surgery is less invasive than open surgery and is now common in various medical fields. However, laparoscopic surgery is more difficult than open surgery and often requires additional time for the operator to achieve mastery. Therefore, we investigated the use of assistive technology for uniform laparoscopic surgery. METHODS: We used the OpenCV2 library for augmented reality with an ArUco marker to detect and estimate forceps positioning...
February 19, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
Javier F Tabima, Michael D Coffey, Inga Zasada, Niklaus J Grünwald
Population genetics is a powerful tool to understand patterns and evolutionary processes that are involved in plant pathogen emergence and adaptation to agricultural ecosystems. We are interested in studying the population dynamics of Phytophthora rubi, the causal agent of Phytophthora root rot in raspberry. P. rubi is found in the western U.S., where the majority of the fresh and processed raspberries are produced. We used genotyping-by-sequencing to characterize genetic diversity in populations of P. rubi sampled in the U...
February 16, 2018: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
Fong-Chin Huang, Ashok Giri, Melina Daniilidis, Guangxin Sun, Katja Härtl, Thomas Hoffmann, Wilfried Schwab
Glycosylation mediated by uridine diphosphate-dependent glycosyltransferase (UGT) is one of the most common reactions for the biosynthesis of small molecule glycosides. As glycosides have various biological roles we characterized UGTs from grapevine (Vitis vinifera). In silico analysis of VvUGTs that were highly expressed in leaves identified UGT92G6 which showed sequence similarity to both, monosaccharide and disaccharide glucoside forming transferases. The recombinant UGT92G6 glucosylated phenolics, among them caffeic acid, carvacrol, eugenol, and raspberry ketone, and also accepted geranyl glucoside and citronellyl glucoside...
February 10, 2018: Plant & Cell Physiology
Mesfin Yimam, Ping Jiao, Mei Hong, Lidia Brownell, Young-Chul Lee, Eu-Jin Hyun, Hyun-Jin Kim, Tae-Woo Kim, Jeong-Bum Nam, Mi-Ran Kim, Qi Jia
A change in homeostasis between food intake and energy expenditure is the hallmark of obesity. Many plant-based weight-management products are available in dietary supplement markets with no direct efficacy comparison. In this in vivo acute feed intake study in rats, the appetite suppression efficacy of well-known natural ingredients in the weight-loss market were evaluated. We tested pure caffeine, potato skin extract, Cissus quadrangularis extract, Garcinia cambogia extract, Crocus sativus extract, raspberry ketone isolated from Rubus idaeus, one commercial product (Appetrex), and one novel composition (UP601)...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Dietary Supplements
Wenjea J Tseng, Yi-Chen Chuang
Bimetallic iron/silver (Fe/Ag) core/shell nanoparticles were prepared by chemical reduction from ferrous sulfate in the presence of sodium borohydride as a reducing agent in water, followed then by redox transmetalation with addition of silver nitrate (AgNO3) solution. When the reduction temperature was increased from room temperature to 85 °C, Fe nanoparticles with a reduced crystallite size ranging from 5.5 to 2.0 nm resulted. The particles changed from spherical to plate-like morphology as the temperature reached 85 °C...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
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