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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419673/aromatherapy-for-managing-menopausal-symptoms-a-protocol-for-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jiae Choi, Hye Won Lee, Ju Ah Lee, Hyun-Ja Lim, Myeong Soo Lee
BACKGROUND: Aromatherapy is often used as a complementary therapy for women's health. This systematic review aims to evaluate the therapeutic effects of aromatherapy as a management for menopausal symptoms. METHODS: Eleven electronic databases will be searched from inception to February 2018. Randomized controlled trials that evaluated any type of aromatherapy against any type of control in individuals with menopausal symptoms will be eligible. The methodological quality will be assessed using the Cochrane risk of bias tool...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410369/active-packaging-from-chitosan-titanium-dioxide-nanocomposite-film-for-prolonging-storage-life-of-tomato-fruit
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Patinya Kaewklin, Ubonrat Siripatrawan, Anawat Suwanagul, Youn Suk Lee
The feasibility of active packaging from chitosan (CS) and chitosan containing nanosized titanium dioxide (CT) to maintain quality and extend storage life of climacteric fruit was investigated. The CT nanocomposite film and CS film were fabricated using a solution casting method and used as active packaging to delay ripening process of cherry tomatoes. Changes in firmness, weight loss, a*/b* color, lycopene content, total soluble solid, ascorbic acid, and concentration of ethylene and carbon dioxide of the tomatoes packaged in CT film, CS film, and control (without CT or CS films) were monitored during storage at 20 °C...
February 1, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409850/efficacy-and-safety-of-pueraria-candollei-var-mirifica-airy-shaw-suvat-niyomdham-for-menopausal-women-a-systematic-review-of-clinical-trials-and-the-way-forward
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Chuenjid Kongkaew, Norman C Scholfield, Teerapon Dhippayom, Piyameth Dilokthornsakul, Surasak Saokaew, Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Pueraria candollei var. mirifica (Airy Shaw & Suvat.) Niyomdham (commonly termed P. mirifica, PM) growing in upland Thailand has a long history as a postmenopausal rejuvenant therapy for indigenants. Its amelioration of menopause symptoms in clinical trials was assessed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: International and Thai databases were searched from inception to February 2017. Clinical trials investigating effects of PM menopausal or postmenopausal women were included...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403626/a-review-of-effective-herbal-medicines-in-controlling-menopausal-symptoms
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Rahele Kargozar, Hoda Azizi, Roshanak Salari
Background: Acute menopausal syndrome especially hot flashes, is one of the most common gynecological problems during menopause. Due to the side effects of hormone therapy, herbal and complementary medicines are always of immense interest to people in the treatment and management of the symptoms and complications of menopause. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanisms and effects of medicinal plants employed in the treatment of menopausal symptoms...
November 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401281/exogenous-strigolactone-interacts-with-abscisic-acid-mediated-accumulation-of-anthocyanins-in-grapevine-berries
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Manuela Ferrero, Chiara Pagliarani, Ondrej Novák, Alessandra Ferrandino, Francesca Cardinale, Ivan Visentin, Andrea Schubert
Besides signalling to soil organisms, strigolactones (SL) control above- and below-ground morphology, in particular shoot branching. Furthermore, SL interact with stress responses, possibly thanks to a cross-talk with the abscisic acid (ABA) signal. In grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.), ABA drives the accumulation of anthocyanins over the ripening season. In this study, we investigated the effects of treatment with a synthetic strigolactone analogue, GR24, on anthocyanin accumulation in grape berries, in presence or absence of exogenous ABA treatment...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392658/characterization-of-climacteric-and-non-climacteric-fruit-ripening
#6
Xiaohong Kou, Mengshi Wu
Senescence is the terminal stage of plant development. It is a strategic and tactical response to seasonal and unpredictable stresses. As an important part of plant senescence, fruit ripening is normally viewed distinctly as climacteric or non-climacteric. In this chapter we describe protocols for the determination of a number of parameters that have been used in characterizing the ripening behavior of fruits. These include changes in respiratory rate, ethylene, flesh firmness, sugar, acidity, starch, pectin, enzymes, aroma volatiles, and expression of ripening-related genes during fruit ripening and senescence...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357857/the-genotoxicity-of-an-aqueous-extract-of-gyejibokryeong-hwan
#7
Mee-Young Lee, Chang-Seob Seo, Hyekyung Ha, Eunsook Park, Ji-Young Kim, Hyeun-Kyoo Shin
BACKGROUND: Gyejibokryeong-hwan (Guizhi Fuling Wan in China), a mixture of five herbal plants, is a well-known treatment for renal diseases including those associated with climacteric syndrome. However, the genotoxicity of Gyejibokryeong-hwan has not yet been well established. METHODS: The present study investigated that the genotoxicity of an aqueous extract of Gyejibokryeong-hwan (GJBRHE): an in vitro chromosomal aberration test using Chinese hamster lung cells, an in vitro bacterial reverse mutation assay (Ames test) with Salmonella typhimurium and Escherichia coli strains, and an in vivo micronucleus test using ICR mouse bone marrow...
January 22, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345506/effects-of-physical-and-depressive-symptoms-on-the-sexual-life-of-turkish-women-in-the-climacteric-period
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E Yanikkerem, A Göker, Ö Çakır, N Esmeray
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of physical and depressive symptoms on the sexual life of women in the climacteric period. METHODS: This study was conducted with 572 women at a university hospital. The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) and Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) were used to evaluate depressive symptoms, intensity of menopausal symptoms and sexual function. RESULTS: Sexual dysfunction and depressive symptoms were determined in 86...
January 18, 2018: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335018/danggwijagyaksan-for-climacteric-syndrome-in-peri-and-postmenopausal-women-with-a-blood-deficiency-dominant-pattern-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-pilot-trial
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Mikyung Kim, Ae-Ran Kim, Hyo-Ju Park, Ojin Kwon, Joo-Hee Kim, Eun-Ji Park, Seon-Eun Baek, Jeong-Eun Yoo, Jun-Hwan Lee
BACKGROUND: This study aims to explore the safety, efficacy, and feasibility of Danggwijagyaksan (DJS) for alleviating climacteric syndrome in peri- and postmenopausal women with a blood-deficiency dominant pattern. METHODS/DESIGN: This is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot clinical trial. A total of 34 women with climacteric syndrome who have signed informed consent forms will be registered in this study. Placebo or DJS will be randomly assigned to the participants in an equal proportion...
January 15, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320527/transcriptome-analysis-during-ripening-of-table-grape-berry-cv-thompson-seedless
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Iván Balic, Paula Vizoso, Ricardo Nilo-Poyanco, Dayan Sanhueza, Patricio Olmedo, Pablo Sepúlveda, Cesar Arriagada, Bruno G Defilippi, Claudio Meneses, Reinaldo Campos-Vargas
Ripening is one of the key processes associated with the development of major organoleptic characteristics of the fruit. This process has been extensively characterized in climacteric fruit, in contrast with non-climacteric fruit such as grape, where the process is less understood. With the aim of studying changes in gene expression during ripening of non-climacteric fruit, an Illumina based RNA-Seq transcriptome analysis was performed on four developmental stages, between veraison and harvest, on table grapes berries cv Thompson Seedless...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319398/sexual-health-issues-for-the-young-adult-with-cancer-an-international-symposium-held-during-the-first-global-adolescents-and-young-adults-cancer-congress-edinburgh-united-kingdom
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Laura Mitchell, Jeremy Lewin, Julia Dirks, Kate Wang, Seline Tam, Anne Katz, Beth McCann, Kirk Lo, Valerie Laurence, Christine Rousset-Jablonski, Abha A Gupta
Sexual health is an important consideration for young adults with cancer; however, oncology healthcare providers are often not equipped with strategies to approach these problems in a systematic way. To address this gap in adolescents and young adults (AYA) care, a one-day international Sexual Health Symposium was held before the Global AYA Cancer Congress (Edinburgh, December 2016). The goals of the symposium were to (1) provide a forum, where international AYA experts had the opportunity to share their knowledge regarding AYA sexual health and (2) develop a guideline for healthcare professionals to screen for and intervene on sexual health issues...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304200/nitro-oxidative-metabolism-during-fruit-ripening
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Francisco J Corpas, Luciano Freschi, Marta Rodríguez-Ruiz, Paulo T Mioto, Salvador González-Gordo, José M Palma
Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) and tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.), which belong to the Solanaceae family, are among the most cultivated and consumed fleshy fruits worldwide and constitute excellent sources of many essential nutrients, such as vitamins A, C, and E, calcium, and carotenoids. While fruit ripening is a highly regulated and complex process, tomato and pepper have been classified as climacteric and non-climacteric fruits, respectively. These fruits differ greatly in shape, color composition, flavor, and several other features which undergo drastic changes during the ripening process...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290209/self-compassion-physical-fitness-and-climacteric-symptoms-in-oophorectomized-brca1-2-mutation-carriers
#13
Marieke Arts-de Jong, Liselore L van Westerop, Nicoline Hoogerbrugge, Leon F Massuger, Angela H Maas, Maria H van Beek, Joanne A de Hullu
OBJECTIVES: To reduce the risk of ovarian cancer, BRCA1/2 mutation carriers are advised to undergo salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) around the age of 40 years. This may induce severe climacteric symptoms, potentially lowering their quality of life. Personal positive resources such as physical fitness and self-compassion may help women to deal with these symptoms. We investigated the association of climacteric symptoms with self-compassion and physical fitness in oophorectomized BRCA1/2 mutation carriers...
February 2018: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282701/towards-icf-implementation-in-menopause-healthcare-a-systematic-review-of-icf-application-in-switzerland
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Martina Zangger, Dagmar Poethig, Florian Meissner, Michael von Wolff, Petra Stute
AIMS OF THE STUDY: To present a systematic literature review on the application and degree of implementation of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) across different health conditions and regions in Switzerland in order to develop an ICF classification of the climacteric syndrome in the medium term. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted through Embase and Medline covering the period between 2011 and August 2016...
December 28, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281111/a-leu-rich-repeat-receptor-like-protein-kinase-faripk1-interacts-with-aba-receptor-faabar-to-regulate-strawberry-fragaria-%C3%A3-ananassa-fruit-ripening
#15
Bing-Zhu Hou, Cheng Xu, Yuan-Yue Shen
Strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) is a model plant for studying non-climacteric fruit ripening regulated by abscisic acid (ABA), however, its defined molecular mechanisms are yet not fully understood. Here, a strawberry predicted leu-rich repeat (LRR) receptor-like kinase, red-initial protein kinase 1 (FaRIPK1), was screened and shown to interact with a putative ABA receptor, FaABAR, using a yeast two-hybrid assay. This association was confirmed by bimolecular fluorescence complementation and co-immunoprecipitation assays, and shown to occur in the nucleus...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216378/melonet-db-a-grand-rna-seq-gene-expression-atlas-in-melon-cucumis-melo-l
#16
Ryoichi Yano, Satoko Nonaka, Hiroshi Ezura
Melon (Cucumis melo L.) is an important Cucurbitaceae crop produced world-wide, exhibiting wide genetic variations and comprising both climacteric and non-climacteric fruit types. The muskmelon cultivar "Earl's favorite Harukei-3 (Harukei-3)" known for its sweetness and rich aroma is used for breeding of high-grade muskmelon in Japan. We conducted RNA-seq transcriptome studies in 30 different tissues of the 'Harukei-3' melon. These included root, stems, leaves, flowers, regenerating callus, and ovaries, in addition to the flesh and peel sampled at 7 stages of fruit development...
December 4, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215944/feronia-fer-like-receptor-kinases-integrate-and-modulate-multiple-signaling-pathways-in-fruit-development-and-ripening
#17
Bingbing Li, Jiaqi Yan, Wensuo Jia
Ripening of fleshy fruits is a complex process that involves dramatic changes in color, texture, flavor, and aroma, which is essentially regulated by multiple hormone signals. Although the metabolic mechanisms for the regulation of fruit development and ripening have been studied extensively, little is known about the signaling mechanisms underlying this process. FERONIA has been increasingly suggested to be implicated in multiple signaling pathways. In a recent publication, we showed that a FERONIA/FER -like receptor kinase, FaMRLK47, playes an important role in the regulation of fruit ripening in strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa, a typical non-climacteric fruit) fruit...
December 7, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214925/combined-exercise-training-reduces-climacteric-symptoms-without-the-additive-effects-of-isoflavone-supplementation-a-clinical-controlled-randomised-double-blind-study
#18
Juliene G Costa, Jéssica S Giolo, Igor M Mariano, Jaqueline P Batista, Ana Luiza A Ribeiro, Tállita Cristina F Souza, Erick P de Oliveira, Ana Paula M Resende, Guilherme M Puga
BACKGROUND: Exercise and supplementation with isoflavones are therapies used to prevent and treat climacteric symptoms. AIM: To verify the effects of 10 weeks of combined aerobic and resistance training and isoflavone supplementation on climacteric symptoms in postmenopausal women. METHODS: A randomised, double-blind, controlled clinical trial was performed. A total of 32 postmenopausal women, aged 54.4 ± 5.4 years, with a body mass index of 26...
December 2017: Nutrition and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186495/sugar-metabolism-reprogramming-in-a-non-climacteric-bud-mutant-of-a-climacteric-plum-fruit-during-development-on-the-tree
#19
Macarena Farcuh, Bosheng Li, Rosa M Rivero, Lyudmila Shlizerman, Avi Sadka, Eduardo Blumwald
We investigated sugar metabolism in leaves and fruits of two Japanese plum (Prunus salicina Lindl.) cultivars, the climacteric Santa Rosa and its bud sport mutant the non-climacteric Sweet Miriam, during development on the tree. We previously characterized differences between the two cultivars. Here, we identified key sugar metabolic pathways. Pearson coefficient correlations of metabolomics and transcriptomic data and weighted gene co-expression network analysis (WGCNA) of RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) data allowed the identification of 11 key sugar metabolism-associated genes: sucrose synthase, sucrose phosphate synthase, cytosolic invertase, vacuolar invertase, invertase inhibitor, α-galactosidase, β-galactosidase, galactokinase, trehalase, galactinol synthase, and raffinose synthase...
November 25, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185464/ripening-induced-chemical-modifications-of-papaya-pectin-inhibit-cancer-cell-proliferation
#20
Samira Bernardino Ramos do Prado, Gabrielle Fernandez Ferreira, Yosuke Harazono, Tânia Misuzu Shiga, Avraham Raz, Nicholas C Carpita, João Paulo Fabi
Papaya (Carica papaya L.) is a fleshy fruit with a rapid pulp softening during ripening. Ripening events are accompanied by gradual depolymerization of pectic polysaccharides, including homogalacturonans, rhamnogalacturonans, arabinogalactans, and their modified forms. During intermediate phases of papaya ripening, partial depolymerization of pectin to small size with decreased branching had enhanced pectin anti-cancer properties. These properties were lost with continued decomposition at later phases of ripening...
November 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
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