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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614698/sardine-procalcitonin-amino-terminal-cleavage-peptide-has-a-different-action-from-calcitonin-and-promotes-osteoblastic-activity-in-the-scales-of-goldfish
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Yoichi Kase, Takahiro Ikari, Toshio Sekiguchi, Masayuki Sato, Shouzo Ogiso, Tsuyoshi Kawada, Shin Matsubara, Honoo Satake, Yuichi Sasayama, Masato Endo, Kei-Ichiro Kitamura, Atsuhiko Hattori, Takushi X Watanabe, Yusuke Maruyama, Yoshinari Watanabe, Hisayuki Funahashi, Akira Kambegawa, Nobuo Suzuki
The nucleotide sequence of a sardine preprocalcitonin precursor has been determined from their ultimobranchial glands in the present study. From our analysis of this sequence, we found that sardine procalcitonin was composed of procalcitonin amino-terminal cleavage peptide (N-proCT) (53 amino acids), CT (32 amino acids), and procalcitonin carboxyl-terminal cleavage peptide (C-proCT) (18 amino acids). As compared with C-proCT, N-proCT has been highly conserved among teleosts, reptiles, and birds, which suggests that N-proCT has some bioactivities...
June 11, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575780/tourism-as-a-driver-of-conflicts-and-changes-in-fisheries-value-chains-in-marine-protected-areas
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P F M Lopes, L Mendes, V Fonseca, S Villasante
Although critical tools for protecting ocean habitats, Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are sometimes challenged for social impacts and conflicts they may generate. Some conflicts have an economic base, which, once understood, can be used to resolve associated socioenvironmental problems. We addressed how the fish trade in an MPA that combines no-take zones and tourist or resident zones creates incentives for increased fisheries. We performed a value chain analysis following the fish supply and trade through interviews that assessed consumer demand and preference...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571867/arsenic-speciation-in-fish-from-greek-coastal-areas
#3
Ioanna Kalantzi, Kyriaki Mylona, Katerina Sofoulaki, Manolis Tsapakis, Spiros A Pergantis
Arsenic speciation analysis was conducted on fish samples (sardine and anchovy) collected from six areas along the Greek coastline, i.e. Artemisium Straits, Thermaikos Gulf, Amvrakikos Gulf, Strymonian Gulf, Thracian Sea, and Elefsina Gulf. Total arsenic levels ranging from 11.8 to 62.6mg As/kg dry weight were determined. Arsenobetaine, a non-toxic form of arsenic, was found to be the main arsenic species, present at 8.6 to 58.8mg As/kg dry weight, accounting for 67-95% of the total arsenic. Also detected in all fish samples was dimethylarsinic acid, although at considerably lower concentrations, ranging from 0...
June 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566349/lateralisation-helps-sailfish-snatch-sardines
#4
C Ruth Archer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508436/bio-functional-properties-of-sardine-protein-hydrolysates-obtained-by-brewer-s-spent-yeast-and-commercial-proteases
#5
Elsa F Vieira, Olívia Pinho, Isabel Mplvo Ferreira
BACKGROUND: Canned sardine industry generates large amounts of protein rich waste, which demands a useful exploitation. This paper describes the potential use of muscle and viscera proteins from canned sardine by-products as substrate to obtain hydrolysates with biological and functional properties. Three enzymatic approaches, brewer's spent yeast (Bsy) proteases, Alcalase® and Neutrase® were applied to perform protein hydrolysis at the same proteolytic activity (1 U mL(-1) ), using an enzyme/substrate ratio of 20% (v/v), at 50 °C and for 7 h...
May 16, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490104/first-approach-to-assess-the-bioaccessibility-of-bisphenol-a-in-canned-seafood
#6
Sara C Cunha, Ricardo N Alves, José O Fernandes, Susana Casal, António Marques
Human health risks due to bisphenol A (BPA) exposure through canned food consumption are an emerging safety concern worldwide. In this study, an in vitro digestion model was used to simulate human digestion and evaluate BPA bioaccessibility in canned seafood for the first time. BPA contents of canned tuna and sardine samples and their bioaccessible and non-bioaccessible fractions were determined by gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The 21 samples of canned tuna and sardines, all from the same producer but with different kind of sauces, showed BPA levels ranging from <1µgkg(-1) (limit of quantification, LOQ) to 62µgkg(-1), with variable results within and between sample groups...
October 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489925/do-the-brazilian-sardine-commercial-landings-respond-to-local-ocean-circulation
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Mainara B Gouveia, Douglas F M Gherardi, Carlos A D Lentini, Daniela F Dias, Paula C Campos
It has been reported that sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies, flow intensity and mesoscale ocean processes, all affect sardine production, both in eastern and western boundary current systems. Here we tested the hypothesis whether extreme high and low commercial landings of the Brazilian sardine fisheries in the South Brazil Bight (SBB) are sensitive to different oceanic conditions. An ocean model (ROMS) and an individual based model (Ichthyop) were used to assess the relationship between oceanic conditions during the spawning season and commercial landings of the Brazilian sardine one year later...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476167/evaluating-fishermen-s-conservation-attitudes-and-local-ecological-knowledge-of-the-european-sardine-sardina-pilchardus-peniche-portugal
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Heitor O Braga, Ulisses M Azeiteiro, Henrique M F Oliveira, Miguel A Pardal
BACKGROUND: European sardines are an important fishing resource in the North Atlantic. Recognized for its great commercial and economic value in southern Europe, this resource currently has low stock indices. From this perspective, fishers' local ecological knowledge (LEK) is appreciated as an auxiliary tool in the management of sardines in this region. Our goal is to evaluate the LEK and attitudes towards the conservation of Sardina pilchardus in the typical fishing village of Peniche, Portugal...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474703/-risk-factors-associated-to-diffuse-gastric-cancer-and-intestinal-histological-patterns-in-an-adult-population-from-western-mexico
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Netzahualpilli Delgado-Figueroa, Paloma Casas-Junco, Juan Heriberto Torres-Jasso, Andrea Rebeca Bustos-Carpinteyro, Ernesto Santiago-Luna, María Eugenia Marín-Contreras, Josefina Yoaly Sánchez-López
INTRODUCTION: Gastric cancer (GC) is the third leading cause of cancer death worldwide, and is divided histologically in diffuse gastric cancer (DGC) and intestinal gastric cancer (IGC). Multiple risk factors have been associated with GC in different populations. The objective was to analyze the risk factors associated to DGC and IGC in a population from the western region of Mexico. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The DGC (n = 27) and IGC (n = 26) cases, each matched by age and sex with a control group, were analyzed...
March 2017: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435132/phylogenetic-position-of-the-rainbow-sardine-dussumieria-dussumieriidae-and-its-bearing-on-the-early-evolution-of-the-clupeoidei
#10
Sébastien Lavoué, Joris A M Bertrand, Wei-Jen Chen, Hsuan-Ching Ho, Hiroyuki Motomura, Tetsuya Sado, Masaki Miya
The fish family Dussumieriidae (suborder Clupeoidei), commonly called round herrings, is traditionally considered to be a key taxon for understanding the evolution of the Clupeoidei because some of its morphological characteristics have been interpreted as being either derived or primitive, such as the nearly complete absence of abdominal scutes. Recent molecule-based studies showed that the Dussumieriidae is likely not a monophyletic group. None of those studies, however, included the genus Dussumieria (rainbow sardines) which is the type genus of the family Dussumieriidae...
August 5, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424000/heavy-metals-and-pahs-in-canned-fish-supplies-on-the-serbian-market
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Nikolina J Novakov, Željko A Mihaljev, Brankica D Kartalović, Bojan J Blagojević, Jelana M Petrović, Miroslav A Ćirković, Dragan R Rogan
The aim of this study was to determine the level of heavy metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in 57 samples of canned tuna, 25 samples of canned sardines, and 16 samples of canned smoked sprouts, collected from supermarkets in Serbia. Heavy metal levels (lead, cadmium, mercury, arsenic, iron, copper, and zinc) were determined using an inductive coupled plasma mass spectrometry method. Sixteen analysed PAHs were determined using a gas chromatography-mass spectrometry method. The trace elements in canned fish were in the range (mg kg(-1)) of 0...
May 19, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part B, Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422289/dietary-tuna-dark-muscle-protein-attenuates-hepatic-steatosis-and-increases-serum-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-in-obese-type-2-diabetic-obese-kk-a-y-mice
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Hayato Maeda, Ryota Hosomi, Mari Fukuda, Yuki Ikeda, Munehiro Yoshida, Kenji Fukunaga
Tuna muscle consists of light and dark muscle in approximately equal proportions. However, besides for the light muscle of tuna, cod, sardine, and salmon, few researches have assessed the health-promoting functions of fish protein. Therefore, we evaluated the mechanisms underlying the alteration of lipid storage and cholesterol metabolism following the intake of tuna dark muscle protein (TDMP) by obese type-2 diabetic/obese mice. Four-week-old male KK-A(y) mice were separated into 2 dietary groups, with one group receiving a casein-based diet and the other receiving a diet with the substitution of part of the protein (50%, w/w) by TDMP (TDMP diet) for 4 wk...
May 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408132/comparison-of-the-effects-of-major-fatty-acids-present-in-the-mediterranean-diet-oleic-acid-docosahexaenoic-acid-and-in-hydrogenated-oils-elaidic-acid-on-7-ketocholesterol-induced-oxiapoptophagy-in-microglial-bv-2-cells
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Meryam Debbabi, Amira Zarrouk, Maryem Bezine, Wiem Meddeb, Thomas Nury, Asmaa Badreddine, El Mostafa Karym, Randa Sghaier, Lionel Bretillon, Stéphane Guyot, Mohammad Samadi, Mustapha Cherkaoui-Malki, Boubker Nasser, Mondher Mejri, Sofien Ben-Hammou, Mohamed Hammami, Gérard Lizard
Increased levels of 7-ketocholesterol (7KC), which results mainly from cholesterol auto-oxidation, are often found in the plasma and/or cerebrospinal fluid of patients with neurodegenerative diseases and might contribute to activation of microglial cells involved in neurodegeneration. As major cellular dysfunctions are induced by 7KC, it is important to identify molecules able to impair its side effects. Since consumption of olive and argan oils, and fish is important in the Mediterranean diet, the aim of the study was to determine the ability of oleic acid (OA), a major compound of olive and argan oil, and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) present in fatty fishes, such as sardines, to attenuate 7KC-induced cytotoxic effects...
April 10, 2017: Chemistry and Physics of Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381770/a-new-strategy-to-refine-crude-indian-sardine-oil
#14
S Charanyaa, Prasanna D Belur, I Regupathi
Current work aims to develop a refining process for removing phospholipids, free fatty acids (FFA), and metal ions without affecting n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (n-3 PUFA) esters present in the crude Indian sardine oil. Sardine oil was subjected to degumming with various acids (orthophosphoric acid, acetic acid, and lactic acid), conventional and membrane assisted deacidification using various solvents (methanol, ethanol, propanol and butanol) and bleaching with bleaching agents (GAC, activated earth and bentonite) and all the process parameters were further optimized...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317774/development-of-an-up-grading-process-to-produce-mlm-structured-lipids-from-sardine-discards
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R Morales-Medina, M Munio, A Guadix, E M Guadix
The aim of the work was to produce MLM structured lipids with caprylic acid (M) as medium chain fatty acid located at the external bonds of the glycerol backbone and concentrated polyunsaturated fatty acids (L) from sardine discards (Sardine pilchardus) in the central bond of the glycerol. To that end, the following steps were conducted: (i) fish oil extraction, (ii) Omega-3 free fatty acids (FFA) concentration (low temperature winterization), (iii) two-steps enzymatic esterification and (iv) triacylglycerols (TAG) purification (liquid column chromatography)...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275659/dataset-of-differentially-accumulated-proteins-in-mucor-strains-representative-of-four-species-grown-on-synthetic-potato-dextrose-agar-medium-and-a-cheese-mimicking-medium
#16
Stéphanie Morin-Sardin, Jean-Luc Jany, Sébastien Artigaud, Vianney Pichereau, Benoît Bernay, Emmanuel Coton, Stéphanie Madec
The data presented are associated with the "Proteomic analysis of the adaptative response of Mucor spp. to cheese environment" (Morin-Sardin et al., 2016) article [1]. Mucor metabolism is poorly documented in the literature and while morphology and growth behavior suggest potential adaptation to cheese for some strains, no adaptation markers to cheese environment have been identified for this genus. To establish the possible existence of metabolic functions related to cheese adaptation, we used a gel based 2-DE proteomic approach coupled to LC-MS/MS to analyze three strains from species known or proposed to have a positive or negative role in cheese production as well as a strain from a non-related cheese-species...
April 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260732/detection-of-histamine-in-fish-and-fishery-products-in-osaka-prefecture-fiscal-2015-report
#17
Kaoru Awazu, Satoshi Takatori, Sachiko Kakimoto, Chie Nomura, Atsushi Masayama, Mizuka Yamaguchi, You Kakimoto, Keiji Kajimura
Histamine food poisoning is caused by ingestion of spoiled fish containing high levels of histamine. This paper reports cases in which histamine was detected in Osaka prefecture in fiscal year 2015 in a survey of fish and fishery products on the market and the food poisoning. A suspected case of histamine food poisoning was also evaluated to investigate the cause and minimize further problems. Histamine in food was separated on SPE cartridge columns, and analyzed after derivatization with fluorescamine by means of HPLC-FL...
2017: Shokuhin Eiseigaku Zasshi. Journal of the Food Hygienic Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224335/evidence-of-colloidal-transport-of-pahs-during-column-experiments-run-with-contaminated-soil-samples
#18
Karim Benhabib, Marie-Odile Simonnot, Pierre Faure, Michel Sardin
Brownfield soils may contain high levels of organic pollutants particularly polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). It is essential to predict their migration and fate and to evaluate the risk of transfer to sensitive targets, such as water resources, ecosystems and human health. In this study, soil samples have been taken from an experimental contaminated site of former steel activities located at Homecourt (Lorraine, France). These samples have been lixiviated in laboratory column in water-saturated condition at room temperature...
April 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221708/improved-management-of-small-pelagic-fisheries-through-seasonal-climate-prediction
#19
Désirée Tommasi, Charles A Stock, Kathleen Pegion, Gabriel A Vecchi, Richard D Methot, Michael A Alexander, David M Checkley
Populations of small pelagic fish are strongly influenced by climate. The inability of managers to anticipate environment-driven fluctuations in stock productivity or distribution can lead to overfishing and stock collapses, inflexible management regulations inducing shifts in the functional response to human predators, lost opportunities to harvest populations, bankruptcies in the fishing industry, and loss of resilience in the human food supply. Recent advances in dynamical global climate prediction systems allow for sea surface temperature (SST) anomaly predictions at a seasonal scale over many shelf ecosystems...
October 12, 2016: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190733/the-evolution-of-lateralization-in-group-hunting-sailfish
#20
Ralf H J M Kurvers, Stefan Krause, Paul E Viblanc, James E Herbert-Read, Paul Zaslansky, Paolo Domenici, Stefano Marras, John F Steffensen, Morten B S Svendsen, Alexander D M Wilson, Pierre Couillaud, Kevin M Boswell, Jens Krause
Lateralization is widespread throughout the animal kingdom [1-7] and can increase task efficiency via shortening reaction times and saving on neural tissue [8-16]. However, lateralization might be costly because it increases predictability [17-21]. In predator-prey interactions, for example, predators might increase capture success because of specialization in a lateralized attack, but at the cost of increased predictability to their prey, constraining the evolution of lateralization. One unexplored mechanism for evading such costs is group hunting: this would allow individual-level specialization, while still allowing for group-level unpredictability...
February 20, 2017: Current Biology: CB
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