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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341040/risk-factors-for-allograft-failure-in-liver-transplant-recipients
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Anna Huesing-Kabar, Christina Zu Dohna, Hauke Heinzow, Vito Rosario Cicinnati, Susanne Beckebaum, Martina Schmidt, Hans Ulrich Gerth, Michele Pohlen, Christian Wilms, Daniel Palmes, Hartmut Hans-Jürgen Schmidt, Iyad Kabar
BACKGROUND:  With regard to quality of life and organ shortage, follow-up after liver transplantation (LT) should consider risk factors for allograft failure in order to avoid the need for re-LT and to improve the long-term outcome of recipients. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore potential risk factors for allograft failure after LT. MATERIAL AND METHODS:  A total of 489 consecutive LT recipients who received follow-up care at the University Hospital of Muenster were included in this study...
January 16, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340860/trace-element-phytoextraction-from-contaminated-soil-a-case-study-under-mediterranean-climate
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Werther Guidi Nissim, Emily Palm, Stefano Mancuso, Elisa Azzarello
The current field study aims to assess the suitability of four different plant species (i.e. poplar, willow, hemp and alfalfa) to be used for trace element (TE) (i.e. Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn) phytoextraction under hot-arid Mediterranean climate conditions. Plants were grown for two consecutive years on a moderate TE contaminated soil, supplied with water and mineral nutrients. The growth and physiological parameters were assessed throughout the trial to compare the response of plants to the environmental pollution, and TE uptake rates were measured for aboveground plant tissues...
January 16, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340796/the-complete-plastome-of-macaw-palm-acrocomia-aculeata-jacq-lodd-ex-mart-and-extensive-molecular-analyses-of-the-evolution-of-plastid-genes-in-arecaceae
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Amanda de Santana Lopes, Túlio Gomes Pacheco, Tabea Nimz, Leila do Nascimento Vieira, Miguel P Guerra, Rubens O Nodari, Emanuel Maltempi de Souza, Fábio de Oliveira Pedrosa, Marcelo Rogalski
The plastome of macaw palm was sequenced allowing analyses of evolution and molecular markers. Additionally, we demonstrated that more than half of plastid protein-coding genes in Arecaceae underwent positive selection. Macaw palm is a native species from tropical and subtropical Americas. It shows high production of oil per hectare reaching up to 70% of oil content in fruits and an interesting plasticity to grow in different ecosystems. Its domestication and breeding are still in the beginning, which makes the development of molecular markers essential to assess natural populations and germplasm collections...
January 16, 2018: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339501/correction-to-supporting-information-for-carlson-et-al-effect-of-oil-palm-sustainability-certification-on-deforestation-and-fire-in-indonesia
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January 16, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337485/a-novel-thermochromic-liquid-crystal-fabric-design-for-the-early-detection-of-high-risk-foot-complications
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Jonathan D. LeSar, Nilin M. Rao, Nicholas M. Williams, Jeffrey P. Pantano, Melissa L. Ricci, Lawrence S. Osher, Vincent J. Hetherington, Jill S. Kawalec
Background: We developed a prototype of a novel thermochromic liquid crystal (TLC)–coated fabric with an extended temperature range and enhanced sensitivity. By incorporating color and pattern recognition into the fabric, rapid determination of the underlying pedal temperature is facilitated. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of the TLC fabric as a potential diagnostic aid for identifying complications in the high-risk foot. Methods: The hands of 100 individuals were used to compare the mean maximum temperatures indicated by the fabric versus standard thermal camera images...
November 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336623/the-effect-of-phytosterol-rich-fraction-from-palm-fatty-acid-distillate-on-blood-serum-lipid-profile-of-dyslipidemia-rats
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Kgs Ahmadi, Huda Oktafa, Teti Estiasih
Phytosterol-rich fraction (PRF) obtained from palm fatty acid distillate (PFAD) was investigated for its effect on blood serum lipid profile of dyslipidemia rats. Dyslipidemia was induced by force feeding cholesterol to five groups of rats; one group was a control or normal group. Cholesterol force-fed groups were treated with 0, 10, 20, 30, and 40 mg PRF/kg/day for 4 weeks. All groups of rats were fed standard diet. A normal group was fed standard diet without PRF treatment and cholesterol force feeding...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335818/dorsal-shaving-affects-concentrations-of-faecal-cortisol-metabolites-in-lactating-golden-hamsters
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Sarah A Ohrnberger, Katharina Brinkmann, Rupert Palme, Teresa G Valencak
Breeding of golden hamsters is classically performed at thermal conditions ranging from 20 to 24 °C. However, growing evidence suggests that lactating females suffer from heat stress. We hypothesised that shaving females dorsally to maximise heat dissipation may reduce stress during reproduction. We thus compared faecal cortisol metabolites (FCM) from shaved golden hamster mothers with those from unshaved controls. We observed significantly lower FCM levels in the shaved mothers (F1,22 = 8.69, p = 0...
January 15, 2018: Die Naturwissenschaften
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335512/label-free-photoacoustic-imaging-of-human-palmar-vessels-a-structural-morphological-analysis
#8
Y Matsumoto, Y Asao, A Yoshikawa, H Sekiguchi, M Takada, M Furu, S Saito, M Kataoka, H Abe, T Yagi, K Togashi, M Toi
We analysed the vascular morphology of the palm using a photoacoustic tomography (PAT) instrument with a hemispherical detector array. The three-dimensional (3D) morphology of blood vessels was determined noninvasively. Overall, 12 females and 11 males were recruited as healthy volunteers. Their ages were distributed almost evenly from 22 to 59 years. In all cases, many vascular networks were observed just beneath the skin and were determined to be veins anatomically. To analyse the major arteries, the layer containing the subcutaneous venous network was removed from the image...
January 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335423/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-space-allowance-on-measures-of-animal-welfare-in-laboratory-mice
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Jeremy D Bailoo, Eimear Murphy, Justin A Varholick, Janja Novak, Rupert Palme, Hanno Würbel
We studied how space allowance affects measures of animal welfare in mice by systematically varying group size and cage type across three levels each in both males and females of two strains of mice (C57BL/6ByJ and BALB/cByJ; n = 216 cages, a total of 1152 mice). This allowed us to disentangle the effects of total floor area, group size, stocking density, and individual space allocation on a broad range of measures of welfare, including growth (food and water intake, body mass); stress physiology (glucocorticoid metabolites in faecal boli); emotionality (open field behaviour); brain function (recurrent perseveration in a two-choice guessing task); and home-cage behaviour (activity, stereotypic behaviour)...
January 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334652/insight-into-the-expression-variation-of-metal-responsive-genes-in-the-seedling-of-date-palm-phoenix-dactylifera
#10
Zayneb Chaâbene, Agnieszka Rorat, Imen Rekik Hakim, Fabien Bernard, Grubb C Douglas, Amine Elleuch, Franck Vandenbulcke, Hafedh Mejdoub
Phytochelatin synthase and metallothionein gene expressions were monitored via qPCR in order to investigate the molecular mechanisms involved in Cd and Cr detoxification in date palm (Phoenix dactylifera). A specific reference gene validation procedure using BestKeeper, NormFinder and geNorm programs allowed selection of the three most stable reference genes in a context of Cd or Cr contamination among six reference gene candidates, namely elongation factor α1, actin, aldehyde dehydrogenase, SAND family, tubulin 6 and TaTa box binding protein...
December 28, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332805/trends-of-non-destructive-analytical-methods-for-identification-of-biodiesel-feedstock-in-diesel-biodiesel-blend-according-to-european-commission-directive-2012-0288-ec-and-detecting-diesel-biodiesel-blend-adulteration-a-brief-review
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REVIEW
Sarmento Júnior Mazivila
Discrimination of biodiesel feedstock present in diesel-biodiesel blend is challenging due to the great similarity in the spectral profile as well as digital image profile of each type of feedstock employed in biodiesel production. Once the marketed diesel-biodiesel blend is subsidized, in which motivates adulteration in biofuel blend by cheaper supplies with high solubility to obtain profits associated with the subsidies involved in biodiesel production. Non-destructive analytical methods based on qualitative and quantitative analysis for detecting marketed diesel-biodiesel blend adulteration are reviewed...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332695/variation-of-%C3%AE-2h-%C3%AE-18o-%C3%AE-13c-in-crude-palm-oil-from-different-regions-in-malaysia-potential-of-stable-isotope-signatures-as-a-key-traceability-parameter
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Syahidah Akmal Muhammad, Eng-Keng Seow, A K Mohd Omar, Ainolsyakira Mohd Rodhi, Hasnuri Mat Hassan, Japareng Lalung, Sze-Chi Lee, Baharudin Ibrahim
A total of 33 crude palm oil samples were randomly collected from different regions in Malaysia. Stable carbon isotopic composition (δ13C) was determined using Flash 2000 elemental analyzer while hydrogen and oxygen isotopic compositions (δ2H and δ18O) were analyzed by Thermo Finnigan TC/EA, wherein both instruments were coupled to an isotope ratio mass spectrometer. The bulk δ2H, δ18O and δ13C of the samples were analyzed by Hierarchical Cluster Analysis (HCA), Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Orthogonal Partial Least Square-Discriminant Analysis (OPLS-DA)...
January 2018: Science & Justice: Journal of the Forensic Science Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332658/an-extremely-rare-association-of-sweet-s-syndrome-with-active-pulmonary-tuberculosis
#13
Sandhya Chauhan
Sweet's syndrome is a skin manifestation of various systemic infections, drugs, malignancies and autoimmune disorders. There are very few case reports describing the relationship between Sweet's syndrome and non-tubercular mycobacterium infection. Further development of Sweet's syndrome secondary to mycobacterium tuberculosis (active pulmonary tuberculosis) is extremely uncommon and this is the second well established case reported from India. Here we report a forty eight year old man who presented with multiple erythematous and tender plaques over neck, palms and sides of soles...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330432/developing-genome-wide-snps-and-constructing-an-ultrahigh-density-linkage-map-in-oil-palm
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Bin Bai, Le Wang, Ying Jun Zhang, May Lee, Rahmadsyah Rahmadsyah, Yuzer Alfiko, Bao Qing Ye, Sigit Purwantomo, Antonius Suwanto, Nam-Hai Chua, Gen Hua Yue
Oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) is the leading oil-producing crops and the most important edible oil resource worldwide. DNA markers and genetic linkage maps are essential resources for marker-assisted selection to accelerate genetic improvement. We conducted RAD-seq on an Illumina NextSeq500 to discover genome-wide SNPs, and used the SNPs to construct a linkage map for an oil palm (Tenera) population derived from a cross between a Deli Dura and an AVROS Pisifera. The RAD-seq produced 1,076 million single-end reads across the breeding population containing 155 trees...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329945/model-of-acetic-acid-affected-growth-and-poly-3-hydroxybutyrate-production-by-cupriavidus-necator-dsm-545
#15
Jaruwan Marudkla, Wen-Chien Lee, Siwaporn Wannawilai, Yusuf Chisti, Sarote Sirisansaneeyakul
Acetic acid, a potential growth inhibitor, commonly occurs in lignocellulosic hydrolysates. The growth of Cupriavidus necator DSM 545 and production of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) by this bacterium in a glucose-based medium supplemented with various initial concentrations of acetic acid are reported. The bacterium could use both glucose and acetic acid to grow and produce PHB, but acetic acid inhibited growth once its initial concentration exceeded 0.5 g/L. As acetic acid is an unavoidable contaminant in hydrolysates used as sugar sources in commercial fermentations, a mathematical model was developed to describe its impact on growth and the production of PHB...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325745/chitosan-nanoparticles-cellulose-nanocrystals-nanocomposites-as-a-carrier-system-for-the-controlled-release-of-repaglinide
#16
Wafaa S Abo Elseoud, Mohammad L Hassan, Magdy W Sabaa, Mona Basha, Enas A Hassan, Shaimaa M Fadel
The aim of the present work was to study the use of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) and chitosan nanoparticles (CHNP) for developing controlled-release drug delivery system of the anti-hyperglycemic drug Repaglinide (RPG). CNC was isolated from palm fruit stalks by sulfuric acid hydrolysis; the dimensions of the isolated nanocrystals were 86-237 nm in length and 5-7 nm in width. Simple and economic method was used for the fabrication of controlled release drug delivery system from CNC and CHNP loaded with RPG drug via ionic gelation of chitosan in the presence of CNC and RPG...
January 8, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324223/navigating-the-microbiota-seas-triangulation-finds-a-way-forward
#17
Connor E Rosen, Noah W Palm
Identifying members of the intestinal microbiota that play causal roles in shaping human disease susceptibility has been an ongoing challenge. In their recent paper in Nature, Surana and Kasper (2017) present a new strategy that may help "triangulate" causal and therapeutically useful bacteria from the human gut.
January 10, 2018: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322402/laser-treatment-of-primary-axillary-hyperhidrosis-a-review-of-the-literature
#18
Jessica Cervantes, Marina Perper, Ariel E Eber, Raymond M Fertig, John P Tsatalis, Keyvan Nouri
Hyperhidrosis o`ccurs when the body produces sweat beyond what is essential to maintain thermal homeostasis. The condition tends to occur in areas marked by high-eccrine density such as the axillae, palms, and soles and less commonly in the craniofacial area. The current standard of care is topical aluminum chloride hexahydrate antiperspirant (10-20%), but other treatments such as anticholinergics, clonidine, propranolol, antiadrenergics, injections with attenuated botulinum toxin, microwave technology, and surgery have been therapeutically implicated as well...
January 11, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321980/transcriptome-sequencing-and-de-novo-assembly-in-arecanut-areca-catechu-l-elucidates-the-secondary-metabolite-pathway-genes
#19
Ramaswamy Manimekalai, Smita Nair, A Naganeeswaran, Anitha Karun, Suresh Malhotra, V Hubbali
Areca catechu L. belongs to the Arecaceae family which comprises many economically important palms. The palm is a source of alkaloids and carotenoids. The lack of ample genetic information in public databases has been a constraint for the genetic improvement of arecanut. To gain molecular insight into the palm, high throughput RNA sequencing and de novo assembly of arecanut leaf transcriptome was undertaken in the present study. A total 56,321,907 paired end reads of 101 bp length consisting of 11.343 Gb nucleotides were generated...
March 2018: Biotechnology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321885/climate-change-affecting-oil-palm-agronomy-and-oil-palm-cultivation-increasing-climate-change-require-amelioration
#20
REVIEW
R Russell M Paterson, Nelson Lima
Palm oil is used in various valued commodities and is a large global industry worth over US$ 50 billion annually. Oil palms (OP) are grown commercially in Indonesia and Malaysia and other countries within Latin America and Africa. The large-scale land-use change has high ecological, economic, and social impacts. Tropical countries in particular are affected negatively by climate change (CC) which also has a detrimental impact on OP agronomy, whereas the cultivation of OP increases CC. Amelioration of both is required...
January 2018: Ecology and Evolution
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