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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893237/emergence-of-japanese-infants-prosodic-preferences-in-infant-directed-vocabulary
#1
Akiko Hayashi, Reiko Mazuka
The article examines the role of infant-directed vocabulary (IDV) in infants language acquisition, specifically addressing the question of whether IDV forms that are not prominent in adult language may nonetheless be useful to the process of acquisition. Japanese IDV offers a good test case, as IDV characteristically takes a bisyllabic H(eavy)-L(ight) form that is rare in adult speech. In 5 experiments using the Headturn Preference Procedure (HPP), 8- to 10-month-old Japanese infants, but not 4- to 6-month-olds, were found to show a preference for bisyllabic H-L words over other types of words...
November 28, 2016: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885688/effect-of-high-pressure-processing-and-thermal-pasteurization-on-overall-quality-parameters-of-white-grape-juice
#2
Yin-Hsuan Chang, Sz-Jie Wu, Bang-Yuan Chen, Hsiao-Wen Huang, Chung-Yi Wang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the microbial levels, physicochemical and antioxidant properties, and polyphenoloxidase (PPO) and peroxidase (POD) activity, as well as to conduct a sensory analysis of white grape juice treated with high pressure processing (HPP) and thermal pasteurization (TP) over a period of 20 days of refrigerated storage. RESULTS: Results showed that HPP treatment of 600 MPa and TP significantly reduced aerobic bacteria, coliforms, and yeast counts...
November 24, 2016: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885680/effect-of-high-hydrostatic-pressure-on-the-enzymatic-hydrolysis-of-bovine-serum-albumin
#3
Serena De Maria, Giovanna Ferrari, Paola Maresca
BACKGROUND: The extent of the enzymatic proteolysis mainly depends on the accessibility of the peptide bonds, which stabilize the protein structure. High Hydrostatic Pressure (HHP) process is able to induce, at certain operating conditions, protein displacement, thus suggesting that this technology can be used to modify protein resistance to the enzymatic attack. This work aims at investigating the mechanism of the enzymatic hydrolysis assisted by HHP performed at different processing conditions (pressure level, treatment time)...
November 24, 2016: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847653/nondestructive-microcomputed-tomography-evaluation-of-mineral-density-in-exfoliated-teeth-with-hypophosphatasia
#4
Sachiko Hayashi-Sakai, Takafumi Hayashi, Makoto Sakamoto, Jun Sakai, Junko Shimomura-Kuroki, Hideyoshi Nishiyama, Kouji Katsura, Makiko Ike, Yutaka Nikkuni, Miwa Nakayama, Marie Soga, Taichi Kobayashi
Most cases of hypophosphatasia (HPP) exhibit early loss of primary teeth. Results of microcomputed tomography (micro-CT) analysis of teeth with HPP have rarely been reported. The purpose of the present study was to describe the mineral density distribution and mapping of exfoliated teeth from an HPP patient using micro-CT. Four exfoliated teeth were obtained from a patient with HPP. Enamel and dentin mineral densities of exfoliated teeth were measured on micro-CT. The mean values of enamel and dentin mineral densities in mandibular primary central incisors with HPP were 1...
2016: Case Reports in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835773/microbiota-of-high-pressure-processed-serrano-ham-investigated-by-culture-dependent-and-culture-independent-methods
#5
N Martínez-Onandi, A Castioni, E San Martín, A Rivas-Cañedo, M Nuñez, S Torriani, A Picon
The microbiota of Serrano dry-cured ham of different chemical composition, subjected or not to high-pressure processing (HPP), was investigated using culture-dependent and culture-independent methods. Microbial counts were submitted to analysis of variance with physicochemical parameters (aw, NaCl concentration, salt-in-lean ratio and intramuscular fat content) or HPP as main effects. In untreated hams, physicochemical parameters significantly affected counts of aerobic mesophiles, psychrotrophs, and moulds and yeasts...
November 5, 2016: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805893/hypophosphatasia-evaluation-of-size-and-mineral-density-of-exfoliated-teeth
#6
S Hayashi-Sakai, N Numa-Kinjoh, M Sakamoto, J Sakai, J Matsuyama, T Mitomi, T Sano-Asahito, S Kinoshita-Kawano
OBJECTIVE: Most cases of hypophosphatasia (HPP) exhibit early loss of primary teeth. Results of micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) analysis of teeth with HPP have not yet been reported. The purpose of the present study was to describe the size and mineral density distribution and mapping of exfoliated teeth with HPP using micro CT. STUDY DESIGN: Seven exfoliated teeth were obtained from a patient with HPP. Exfoliated teeth sizes were measured on micro CT images and mineral densities of the mandibular primary central incisors were determined...
2016: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801695/early-response-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-to-chemoembolization-volume-computed-tomography-liver-perfusion-imaging-as-a-short-term-response-predictor
#7
Tian-Hao Su, Wen He, Long Jin, Guang Chen, Guo-Wen Xiao
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of lesion-oriented whole-liver computed tomography (CT) perfusion for predicting transarterial chemoembolization early treatment response in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: Volume helical shuttle CT perfusion imaging on the whole liver was prospectively performed on 39 patients with 46 independent HCC lesions before target-selected chemoembolization. The therapeutic effects were assessed: responder group included lesions with a complete and partial response, whereas the nonresponder group contained stable and progressive disease...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796472/-hypophosphatasia-what-is-currently-available-for-treatment
#8
T Schmidt, M Amling, F Barvencik
This review presents the current knowledge on the diagnosis and treatment of hypophosphatasia, a rare genetic disease, caused by mutations in the tissue non-specific alkaline phosphatase (TNSALP) gene. The clinical spectrum of hypophosphatasia is highly variable ranging from lethal infantile forms to mild forms diagnosed in adults. Although the disease rarely occurs, correct diagnosis is important to provide appropriate treatment and to avoid worsening by use of harmful drugs such as bisphosphonates. Low serum values of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is the main feature of HPP, but by itself not sufficient for diagnosis, as it can occur under different conditions...
December 2016: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783334/inactivation-of-viruses-and-bacteriophages-as-models-for-swine-hepatitis-e-virus-in-food-matrices
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Eva Emmoth, Jordi Rovira, Andreja Rajkovic, Elena Corcuera, Diego Wilches Pérez, Irene Dergel, Jakob R Ottoson, Frederik Widén
Hepatitis E virus has been recognised as a food-borne virus hazard in pork products, due to its zoonotic properties. This risk can be reduced by adequate treatment of the food to inactivate food-borne viruses. We used a spectrum of viruses and bacteriophages to evaluate the effect of three food treatments: high pressure processing (HPP), lactic acid (LA) and intense light pulse (ILP) treatments. On swine liver at 400 MPa for 10 min, HPP gave log10 reductions of ≥4.2, ≥5.0 and 3.4 for feline calicivirus (FCV) 2280, FCV wildtype (wt) and murine norovirus 1 (MNV 1), respectively...
October 25, 2016: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777120/a-homozygous-intronic-branch-point-deletion-in-the-alpl-gene-causes-infantile-hypophosphatasia
#10
Birgit Mentrup, Hermann Girschick, Franz Jakob, Christine Hofmann
Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is a multi-systemic inborn disease with an extraordinary spectrum of severity, ranging from the absence of mineralization to high lethality and it involves different organs including bone, muscle, kidney, lung, gastrointestinal tract and the nervous system. The disease is characterized by low levels of serum alkaline phosphatase, caused by loss-of-function mutations within the ALPL gene that encodes the tissue-nonspecific alkaline phosphatase TNAP. Here we present the functional characterization of a gene mutation, detected in intron 7 of the ALPL gene of a boy with infantile HPP in whom routine sequencing of the coding region failed to detect any mutation...
January 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755345/human-milk-processing-a-systematic-review-of-innovative-techniques-to-the-ensure-safety-and-quality-of-donor-milk
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Chiara Peila, Nikki E Emmerik, Marzia Giribaldi, Bernd Stahl, Joost E Ruitenberg, Ruurd M van Elburg, Guido E Moro, Enrico Bertino, Alessandra Coscia, Laura Cavallarin
OBJECTIVES: Pasteurization, performed at 62.5°C for 30 min (holder pasteurization), is currently recommended in all international human milk banks guidelines, but it affects some human milk bioactive and nutritive components. The present systematic review is aimed at critically reviewing evidence on the suitability of human milk processing techniques other than holder pasteurization, both thermal and non-thermal, to ensure microbiological safety, and on the effects of these techniques on biologically active donor milk components...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735149/clinical-and-aetiological-spectrum-of-hypokalemic-flaccid-paralysis-in-western-odisha
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Biranchi Narayan Mohapatra, Sujit Kumar Lenka, Manoranjan Acharya, Chakradhar Majhi, Gouri Oram, Khetra Mohan Tudu
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical profile of hypokalemic flaccid paralysis (HKFP) and to evaluate its causes. METHODS: Fifty cases of hypokalemic flaccid paralysis (HKFP) admitted between November 2012 to October 2014 were taken up in the study. Serum potassium level < 3.5 mmol/ltr has been taken as hypokalemia. All cases were studied for spot and/or 24 hour urinary sodium / potassium, serum potassium / calcium / magnesium. Hypokalemic periodic paralysis (HPP) were diagnosed if there was spot/24 hour urine potassium excretion < 20mmol/ltr in presence of hypokalemia and flaccid weakness without other causes...
May 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726859/biochemical-properties-and-subcellular-localization-of-tyrosine-aminotransferases-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#13
Minmin Wang, Kyoko Toda, Hiroshi A Maeda
Plants produce various L-tyrosine (Tyr)-derived compounds that are of pharmaceutical or nutritional importance to humans. Tyr aminotransferase (TAT) catalyzes the reversible transamination between Tyr and 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate (HPP), the initial step in the biosynthesis of many Tyr-derived plant natural products. Herein reported is the biochemical characterization and subcellular localization of TAT enzymes from the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Phylogenetic analysis showed that Arabidopsis has at least two homologous TAT genes, At5g53970 (AtTAT1) and At5g36160 (AtTAT2)...
October 7, 2016: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27719908/effect-of-ultrasound-followed-by-high-pressure-processing-on-prebiotic-cranberry-juice
#14
Wesley Faria Gomes, Brijesh Kumar Tiwari, Óscar Rodriguez, Edy Sousa de Brito, Fabiano André Narciso Fernandes, Sueli Rodrigues
This work evaluated the effect of high pressure processing (HPP) and ultrasound (US) on the quality of prebiotic cranberry juice fortified with fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS). The juice was subjected to HPP for 5min (450MPa) and to ultrasonic treatment for 5min (600 and 1200W/L) followed by HPP for 5min (450MPa). Chemical analyses were carried out to identify and quantify the anthocyanins, and to quantify FOS, organic acids, instrumental color, soluble solids, pH and antioxidant capacity. Both non-thermal treatments preserved the FOS content maintaining the prebiotic property of the juice...
March 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27701748/effect-of-high-hydrostatic-pressure-on-the-polyphenols-and-antioxidant-activity-of-plantain-pulp-musa-paradisiaca-aab
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Miriam C Jiménez-Martínez, Efigenia Montalvo-González, Sonia G Sáyago-Ayerdi, Gilberto Mercado-Mercado, José A Ramírez-de León, Ernestina Paz-Gamboa, Maria A Vivar-Vera
BACKGROUND: The impact of high-pressure processing (HPP) on the polyphenol (PP) content and antioxidant activity (AOX) of plantain pulp was evaluated. Pressures of 400, 500 and 600 MPa were applied to plantain pulp for 90 and 180 s at room temperature (25 °C). Polyphenoloxidase activity, extractable (EPP) and non-extractable PP (NEPP) contents, flavonoid content and AOX (FRAP, ABTS(•+) ) were evaluated. In addition, PP identification was performed using high-performance liquid chromatography...
October 4, 2016: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699270/asfotase-alfa-therapy-for-children-with-hypophosphatasia
#16
Michael P Whyte, Katherine L Madson, Dawn Phillips, Amy L Reeves, William H McAlister, Amy Yakimoski, Karen E Mack, Kim Hamilton, Kori Kagan, Kenji P Fujita, David D Thompson, Scott Moseley, Tatjana Odrljin, Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg
Background. Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is caused by loss-of-function mutation(s) of the gene that encodes the tissue-nonspecific isoenzyme of alkaline phosphatase (TNSALP). Consequently, cell-surface deficiency of TNSALP phosphohydrolase activity leads to extracellular accumulation of inorganic pyrophosphate, a natural substrate of TNSALP and inhibitor of mineralization. Children with HPP can manifest rickets, skeletal pain, deformity, fracture, muscle weakness, and premature deciduous tooth loss. Asfotase alfa is a recombinant, bone-targeted, human TNSALP injected s...
June 16, 2016: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27667160/genotype-phenotype-correlations-in-hereditary-elliptocytosis-and-hereditary-pyropoikilocytosis
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Omar Niss, Satheesh Chonat, Neha Dagaonkar, Marya O Almansoori, Karol Kerr, Zora R Rogers, Patrick T McGann, Maa-Ohui Quarmyne, Mary Risinger, Kejian Zhang, Theodosia A Kalfa
Hereditary elliptocytosis (HE) and hereditary pyropoikilocytosis (HPP) are heterogeneous red blood cell (RBC) membrane disorders that result from mutations in the genes encoding α-spectrin (SPTA1), β-spectrin (SPTB), or protein 4.1R (EPB41). The resulting defects alter the horizontal cytoskeletal associations and affect RBC membrane stability and deformability causing shortened RBC survival. The clinical diagnosis of HE and HPP relies on identifying characteristic RBC morphology on peripheral blood smear and specific membrane biomechanical properties using osmotic gradient ektacytometry...
October 2016: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648066/hyperthyroid-hypokalemic-periodic-paralysis
#18
N S Neki
Hyperthyroid periodic paralysis (HPP) is a rare life threatening complication of hyperthyroidism commonly occurring in young Asian males but sporadically found in other races. It is characterised by hypokalemia and acute onset paraparesis with prevalence of one in one hundred thousand (1 in 100000). The symptoms resolve promptly with potassium supplementation. Nonselective beta blockers like propranol can also be used to ameliorate and prevent subsequent paralytic attack. We report a case of 22 year old male presenting with hyperthyroid periodic paralysis (HPP) having very low serum potassium level...
July 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27626457/effects-of-peach-cultivar-on-enzymatic-browning-following-cell-damage-from-high-pressure-processing
#19
Chukwan Techakanon, Thomas M Gradziel, Diane M Barrett
Peach cultivars contribute to unique product characteristics and may affect the degree of browning after high-pressure processing (HPP). Nine peach cultivars were subjected to HPP at 0, 100, and 400 MPa for 10 min. Proton nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H NMR) relaxometry, light microscopy, color, polyphenol oxidase (PPO) activity, and total phenols were evaluated. The development of enzymatic browning during refrigerated storage occurred because of damage during HPP that triggered loss of cell integrity, allowing substrates to interact with enzymes...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621187/burden-of-disease-in-adult-patients-with-hypophosphatasia-results-from-two-patient-reported-surveys
#20
Thomas J Weber, Eileen K Sawyer, Scott Moseley, Tatjana Odrljin, Priya S Kishnani
BACKGROUND: Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is a rare metabolic bone disease caused by loss-of-function mutation(s) in the tissue-nonspecific alkaline (TNSALP) phosphatase gene, which manifests as rickets and/or osteomalacia with systemic complications and affects patients of all ages. The burden of disease is poorly characterized in adult patients. AIMS: We assessed patient-reported burden of disease using two surveys reasonably specific for HPP symptomatology, the Hypophosphatasia Impact Patient Survey (HIPS) and the Hypophosphatasia Outcomes Study Telephone interview (HOST)...
October 2016: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
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