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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736269/iodine-lithium-alpha-dextrin-il%C3%AE-d-against-staphylococcus-aureus-skin-infections-a-comparative-study-of-in-vitro-bactericidal-activity-and-cytotoxicity-between-il%C3%AE-d-and-povidone-iodine
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A P Zisi, M K Exindari, E K Siska, G G Koliakos
BACKGROUND: As antimicrobial resistance continuously increases, revisiting old antimicrobial agents, modified to enhance efficacy and safety, becomes important. Iodine has been widely used for more than 150 years as a wound and skin disinfectant; it is an effective broad range bactericide, and to date, it lacks reports of resistance development. The most important iodine-based agent is Povidone-Iodine (PVP-I) which provides excellent antibacterial activity. However, its safety profile has been questioned...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735452/characterization-of-polymeric-substance-classes-in-cereal-based-beverages-using-asymmetrical-flow-field-flow-fractionation-with-a-multi-detection-system
#2
Georg Krebs, Thomas Becker, Martina Gastl
Cereal-based beverages contain a complex mixture of various polymeric macromolecules including polysaccharides, peptides, and polyphenols. The molar mass of polymers and their degradation products affect different technological and especially sensory parameters of beverages. Asymmetrical flow field-flow fractionation (AF4) coupled with multi-angle light scattering (MALS) and refractive index detection (dRI) or UV detection (UV) is a technique for structure and molar mass distribution analysis of macromolecules commonly used for pure compound solutions...
July 22, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728446/hpma-copolymer-phospholipase-c-and-dextrin-phospholipase-a2-as-model-triggers-for-polymer-enzyme-liposome-therapy-pelt
#3
Elaine L Ferguson, Anna Scomparin, Hanna Hailu, Ronit Satchi-Fainaro
'Polymer Enzyme Liposome Therapy' (PELT) is a two-step anticancer approach in which a liposomal drug and polymer-phospholipase conjugate are administered sequentially to target the tumour interstitium by the enhanced permeability and retention effect, and trigger rapid, local, drug release. To date, however, the concept has only been described theoretically. We synthesised two polymer conjugates of phospholipase C (PLC) and A2 (PLA2) and evaluated their ability to trigger anthracycline release from the clinically-used liposomes, Caelyx® and DaunoXome(®)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722160/placental-proteomics-reveal-insights-into-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders
#4
Katie L Davis-Anderson, Sebastian Berger, Emilie R Lunde-Young, Vishal D Naik, Heewon Seo, Greg A Johnson, Hanno Steen, Jayanth Ramadoss
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) describe many of the well-known neurodevelopmental deficits afflicting children exposed to alcohol in utero. The effects of alcohol on the maternal-fetal interface, especially the placenta, have been less explored. We herein hypothesized that chronic binge alcohol exposure during pregnancy significantly alters the placental protein profile in a rat FASD model METHODS: Pregnant rats were orogastrically treated daily with alcohol (4.5 g/kg, gestational day (GD) 5-10; 6...
July 19, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687507/gastroprotective-actions-of-taraxacum-coreanum-nakai-water-extracts-in-ethanol-induced-rat-models-of-acute-and-chronic-gastritis
#5
Hye Jeong Yang, Min Jung Kim, Dae Young Kwon, Eun Seon Kang, Suna Kang, Sunmin Park
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Taraxacum coreanum Nakai has been traditionally used for treating inflammatory diseases including gastrointestinal diseases. AIM OF THE STUDY: We studied whether water extracts of Taraxacum coreanum Nakai (TCN) had a protective effect on acute and chronic gastritis induced by ethanol/HCl in an animal model of gastritis and its mechanism was also explored. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the acute study, rats were orally administered 0...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669666/a-randomized-controlled-trial-on-the-efficacy-of-resistant-dextrin-as-functional-food-in-women-with-type-2-diabetes-targeting-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-and-immune-system
#6
Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi, Ahmad Zare Javid, Bahareh Sarmadi, Poran Karimi, Parvin Dehghan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this trial was to determine the efficacy of a resistant dextrin on immune-mediated inflammation and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in women with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). METHODS: Females (n = 55) with T2DM were randomly allocated into intervention group (n = 30) and control group (n = 25), in which they received 10 g/d of Nutriose(®)06 (a resistant dextrin) or maltodextrin for 8 weeks, respectively. Fasting blood samples were taken to measure immune system related parameters like white blood cell count, CD4, CD8, interferon-γ (IFNγ), interleukins (IL12, IL4, IL10), cortisol, tryptophan (TRP), ACTH (Adrenocorticotropic hormone), Kynurenine (KYN) and plasma lipopolysaccharide (LPS) at the beginning and end of trial...
June 10, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648523/functional-characterization-and-crystal-structure-of-thermostable-amylase-from-thermotoga-petrophila-reveals-high-thermostability-and-an-unusual-form-of-dimerization
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Uzma Hameed, Ian Price, Ikram-Ul-Haq, Ailong Ke, David B Wilson, Osman Mirza
Thermostable α-amylases have many industrial applications and are therefore continuously explored from novel sources. We present the characterization of a novel putative α-amylase gene product (Tp-AmyS) cloned from Thermotoga petrophila. The purified recombinant enzyme is highly thermostable and able to hydrolyze starch into dextrin between 90 and 100°C, with optimum activity at 98°C and pH8.5. The activity increased in the presence of Rb(1+), K(1+) and Ca(2+) ions, whereas other ions inhibited activity...
June 22, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647525/catalytic-hydrolysis-of-starch-for-biohydrogen-production-by-using-a-newly-identified-amylase-from-a-marine-bacterium-catenovulum-sp-x3
#8
Yi-Rui Wu, Aihua Mao, Chongran Sun, Sabarathinam Shanmugam, Jin Li, Mingqi Zhong, Zhong Hu
An identified cold-adaptive, organic solvents-tolerant alkaline α-amylase (HP664) from Catenovulum sp. strain X3 was heterologously expressed and characterized in E. coli, and it was further applied to starch saccharification for biohydrogen production. The recombinant HP664 belongs to a member of glycoside hydrolase family 13 (GH13), with a molecular weight of 69.6kDa without signal peptides, and also shares a relatively low similarity (49%) to other reported amylases. Biochemical characterization demonstrated that the maximal enzymatic activity of HP664 was observed at 35°C and pH 9...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622627/changes-in-nonhuman-primate-brain-function-following-chronic-alcohol-consumption-in-previously-na%C3%A3-ve-animals
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Jared A Rowland, Jennifer R Stapleton-Kotloski, Greg E Alberto, April T Davenport, Robert J Kotloski, David P Friedman, Dwayne W Godwin, James B Daunais
INTRODUCTION: Chronic alcohol abuse is associated with neurophysiological changes in brain activity; however, these changes are not well localized in humans. Non-human primate models of alcohol abuse enable control over many potential confounding variables associated with human studies. The present study utilized high-resolution magnetoencephalography (MEG) to quantify the effects of chronic EtOH self-administration on resting state (RS) brain function in vervet monkeys. METHODS: Adolescent male vervet monkeys were trained to self-administer ethanol (n=7) or an isocaloric malto-dextrin solution (n=3)...
May 30, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606521/enzyme-resistant-dextrins-from-potato-starch-for-potential-application-in-the-beverage-industry
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Kamila Kapusniak Jochym, Ewa Nebesny
The objective of this study was to produce soluble enzyme-resistant dextrins by microwave heating of potato starch acidified with small amounts of hydrochloric and citric acids and to characterize their properties. Twenty five samples were initially made and their solubility was determined. Three samples with the highest water solubility were selected for physico-chemical (dextrose equivalent, molecular weight distribution, pasting characteristics, retrogradation tendency), total dietary fiber (TDF) analysis, and stability tests...
September 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596004/synthesis-of-dextrin-stabilized-colloidal-silver-nanoparticles-and-their-application-as-modifiers-of-cement-mortar
#11
Emilia Konował, Marta Sybis, Anna Modrzejewska-Sikorska, Grzegorz Milczarek
Various commercial dextrins were used as reducing and stabilizing agents for a novel one-step synthesis of silver nanoparticles from ammonia complexes of silver ions. As a result, stable colloids of silver were formed during the reaction with the particle size being the function of the dextrin type. The obtained colloids were characterized by UV-vis spectrophotometry, size distribution (using Non-Invasive Backscatter optics) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The achieved results clearly indicate the possibility of low-cost production of large quantities of colloidal silver nanoparticles using materials derived from renewable sources...
June 6, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589103/effect-of-symbiotic-supplementation-on-glycemic-control-lipid-profiles-and-microalbuminuria-in-patients-with-non-obese-type-2-diabetes-a-randomized-double-blind-clinical-trial
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Zarin Sadat Ebrahimi, Ensieh Nasli-Esfahani, Azadeh Nadjarzade, Hassan Mozaffari-Khosravi
BACKGROUND: The prevalent raise of type 2 diabetes (T2D) around the globe, are creating higher risk for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and increasing strain on each country's health care budget in the world. Microalbuminuria has appeared as a key parameter in diabetic patients. Microalbuminuria is also related to increased cardiovascular morbidity in people who are non-obese diabetic. Some studies have suggested that consumption of symbiotic foods might help improve the metabolic profile, inflammatory factors and biomarkers of oxidative stress...
2017: Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578964/biocompatible-nanogel-derived-from-functionalized-dextrin-for-targeted-delivery-of-doxorubicin-hydrochloride-to-mg-63-cancer-cells
#13
Dipankar Das, Arun Prabhu Rameshbabu, Paulomi Ghosh, Priyapratim Patra, Santanu Dhara, Sagar Pal
The present article demonstrates the targeted delivery of doxorubicin hydrochloride to human osteosarcoma cancer cell lines (MG 63) using functionalized dextrin based crosslinked, pH responsive and biocompatible nanogel. The nanogel has been prepared through Michael-type addition reaction using dextrin (Dxt), N, N'-methylene bisacrylamide (MBA, as crosslinker), acrylic acid (AA, as monomer) and potassium persulfate (KPS, as initiator). The structure, composition, morphology of the nanogel have been explored using FTIR and (1)H NMR spectroscopy, XRD, TGA, DSC, CHN and AFM analyses...
September 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515955/effects-of-resistant-dextrin-for-weight-loss-in-overweight-adults-a-systematic-review-with-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#14
Junichi Mukai, Yuta Tsuge, Michiko Yamada, Katsuya Otori, Koichiro Atsuda
BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) reported that resistant dextrin (RD) exerted pleiotropic effects on humans. However, limited information is available on the effects of RD for weight loss. We conducted a systematic review with a meta-analysis to summarize the available literature and compare the efficacy of RD for weight loss with that of a placebo in overweight adults. METHODS: We searched the electronic databases MEDLINE, EMBASE, The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), CINAHL, Web of Science, ClincalTrials...
2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Care and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503169/cytotoxicity-intestinal-transport-and-bioavailability-of-dispersible-iron-and-zinc-supplements
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Hyeon-Jin Kim, Song-Hwa Bae, Hyoung-Jun Kim, Kyoung-Min Kim, Jae Ho Song, Mi-Ran Go, Jin Yu, Jae-Min Oh, Soo-Jin Choi
Iron or zinc deficiency is one of the most important nutritional disorders which causes health problem. However, food fortification with minerals often induces unacceptable organoleptic changes during preparation process and storage, has low bioavailability and solubility, and is expensive. Nanotechnology surface modification to obtain novel characteristics can be a useful tool to overcome these problems. In this study, the efficacy and potential toxicity of dispersible Fe or Zn supplement coated in dextrin and glycerides (SunActive Fe(TM) and SunActive Zn(TM)) were evaluated in terms of cytotoxicity, intestinal transport, and bioavailability, as compared with each counterpart without coating, ferric pyrophosphate (FePP) and zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles (NPs), respectively...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457958/effect-of-diurnal-photosynthetic-activity-on-the-fine-structure-of-amylopectin-from-normal-and-waxy-barley-starch
#16
Avi Goldstein, George Annor, Andreas Blennow, Eric Bertoft
The impact of diurnal photosynthetic activity on the fine structure of the amylopectin fraction of starch synthesized by normal barley (NBS) and waxy barley (WBS), the latter completely devoid of amylose biosynthesis, was determined following the cultivation under normal diurnal or constant light growing conditions. The amylopectin fine structures were analysed by characterizing its unit chain length profiles after enzymatic debranching as well as its φ,β-limit dextrins and its clusters and building blocks after their partial and complete hydrolysis with α-amylase from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, respectively...
September 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445650/cxcr4-targeted-and-redox-responsive-dextrin-nanogel-for-metastatic-breast-cancer-therapy
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Feiran Zhang, Siman Gong, Jun Wu, Huipeng Li, David Oupicky, Minjie Sun
The unsatisfied results of cancer therapy are caused by many issues and metastasis of cancer cells is one of the major challenge. It has been reported that inhibiting the SDF1/CXCR4 interaction can significantly reduce the metastasis of breast cancer cells to regional lymph nodes and lung. Herein, a nanogel system equipped with the FDA-approved CXCR4 antagonist AMD3100 was developed and evaluated for its combined antimetastatic and tumor targeting effects. Briefly, a bioreducible cross-linked dextrin nanogel (DNG) coated with AMD3100 was designed to possess multiple functions, including CXCR4 chemokine targeting, inhibition of tumor metastasis, and reduction-responsive intracellular release of doxorubicin (DOX) to reduce the cells proliferation...
May 10, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419832/dihydromyricetin-modulates-p62-and-autophagy-crosstalk-with-the-keap-1-nrf2-pathway-to-alleviate-ethanol-induced-hepatic-injury
#18
Ping Qiu, Yu Dong, Bo Li, Xian-Jie Kang, Chao Gu, Tao Zhu, Yun-Yun Luo, Min-Xia Pang, Wei-Feng Du, Wei-Hong Ge
Increasing evidence has demonstrated that dihydromyricetin (DMY) contains highly effective antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-diabetic properties. Nevertheless, the underlying hepatoprotective mechanisms of DMY have infrequently been reported thus far. In the present study, C57BL/6 mice were fed with the Lieber-DeCarli diet containing alcohol or isocaloric maltose dextrin as a control diet with or without DMY (75 and 150mg/kg/d bw) for 6 weeks. DMY significantly attenuated hepatic enzyme release, hepatic lipid peroxidation and triglyceride deposition induced by chronic alcohol exposure...
May 15, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411221/an-extracellular-cell-attached-pullulanase-confers-branched-%C3%AE-glucan-utilization-in-human-gut-lactobacillus-acidophilus
#19
Marie S Møller, Yong Jun Goh, Kasper Bøwig Rasmussen, Wojciech Cypryk, Hasan Ufuk Celebioglu, Todd R Klaenhammer, Birte Svensson, Maher Abou Hachem
Of the few predicted extracellular glycan-active enzymes, glycoside hydrolase family 13 subfamily 14 (GH13_14) pullulanases are the most common in human gut lactobacilli. These enzymes share a unique modular organization, not observed in other bacteria, featuring a catalytic module, two starch binding modules, a domain of unknown function, and a C-terminal surface layer association protein (SLAP) domain. Here, we explore the specificity of a representative of this group of pullulanases, Lactobacillus acidophilus Pul13_14 (LaPul13_14), and its role in branched α-glucan metabolism in the well-characterized Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM, which is widely used as a probiotic...
June 15, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345400/combination-of-aerobic-exercise-and-an-arginine-alanine-and-phenylalanine-mixture-increases-fat-mobilization-and-ketone-body-synthesis
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Keisuke Ueda, Chiaki Sanbongi, Shoko Takai, Shuji Ikegami, Satoshi Fujita
During exercise, blood levels of several hormones increase acutely. We hypothesized that consumption of a specific combination of amino acids (arginine, alanine, and phenylalanine; A-mix) may be involved in secretion of glucagon, and when combined with exercise may promote fat catabolism. Ten healthy male volunteers were randomized in a crossover study to ingest either A-mix (3 g/dose) or placebo (3 g of dextrin/dose). Thirty minutes after ingesting, each condition subsequently performed workload trials on a cycle ergometer at 50% of maximal oxygen consumption for 1 h...
July 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
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