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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327820/adverse-systemic-reaction-to-benznidazole
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María Verónica Pacheco Coronel, Laura Oriente Frutos, Eva Calabuig Muñoz, Diana Kury Valle, Dolores Hernández Fernández de Rojas
Benznidazole, drug of choice for Chagas disease (CD), has been associated with a high incidence of adverse reactions that can become serious, necessitating discontinuation of the drug. We describe the case of a Bolivian patient living in Spain for 9 years, who, following treatment with benznidazole for CD in indeterminate chronic phase, presented with fever, skin lesions, digestive symptoms, general malaise, and laboratory abnormalities. After the discontinuation of benznidazole and, the intake of antihistamines and systemic corticosteroids, the patient presented a complete resolution of the symptoms...
January 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325831/landscape-genomic-insights-into-the-historic-migration-of-mountain-hemlock-in-response-to-holocene-climate-change
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Jeremy S Johnson, Keith D Gaddis, David M Cairns, Kranti Konganti, Konstantin V Krutovsky
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Untangling alternative historic dispersal pathways in long-lived tree species is critical to better understand how temperate tree species may respond to climatic change. However, disentangling these alternative pathways is often difficult. Emerging genomic technologies and landscape genetics techniques improve our ability to assess these pathways in natural systems. We address the question to what degree have microrefugial patches and long-distance dispersal been responsible for the colonization of mountain hemlock (Tsuga mertensiana) on the Alaskan Kenai Peninsula...
March 21, 2017: American Journal of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323134/effect-of-operating-temperature-on-anaerobic-digestion-of-the-brazilian-waterweed-egeria-densa-and-its-microbial-community
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Keiko Watanabe, Mitsuhiko Koyama, Junko Ueda, Syuhei Ban, Norio Kurosawa, Tatsuki Toda
To develop an effective treatment for the globally invasive Brazilian waterweed Egeria densa, anaerobic digestion was observed at 37 °C, 55 °C, and 65 °C. The average methane production rate at 55 °C was 220 mL L(-1) day(-1), which was two-fold that at 37 °C and 65 °C. Volatile fatty acid accumulation was detected under thermophilic conditions; however, although there was methane production, the system did not shutdown. The microbial communities differed between mesophilic (37 °C) and thermophilic (55 °C and 65 °C) conditions...
March 16, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321508/gut-microbiota-and-bacterial-translocation-in-digestive-surgery-the-impact-of-probiotics
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REVIEW
Shunichiro Komatsu, Yukihiro Yokoyama, Masato Nagino
PURPOSE: It is conceivable that manipulation of the gut microbiota could reduce the incidence or magnitude of surgical complications in digestive surgery. However, the evidence remains inconclusive, although much effort has been devoted to randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and meta-analyses on probiotics. Furthermore, the mechanism behind the protective effects of probiotics appears elusive, our understanding of probiotic actions being fragmentary. The objective of this review is to assess the clinical relevance of the perioperative use of probiotics in major digestive surgery, based on a comprehensive view of the gut microbiota, bacterial translocation (BT), and host defense system...
March 20, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320060/clinical-value-of-octamer-binding-transcription-factor-4-as-a-prognostic-marker-in-patients-with-digestive-system-cancers-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Zhiqiang Chen, Long Zhang, Qin Zhu, Xiaowei Wang, Jindao Wu, Xuehao Wang
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The role of octamer-binding transcription factor 4 (Oct4) has been implicated in the clinical prognosis of various kinds of digestive system cancers, but the results remain controversial. The purpose of this meta-analysis is to assess the potential role of Oct4 as a prognostic marker in digestive system tumors. METHODS: Relevant articles were retrieved from Pubmed, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library up to July 2016. The software Stata 12.0 was used to analyze the outcomes, including overall survival (OS), disease-free survival, recurrence-free survival, and clinicopathological characteristics...
March 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318963/an-investigation-of-ultrasound-effect-on-digestate-solubilization-and-methane-yield
#6
Temesgen Garoma, David Pappaterra
In this study, different ultrasound power intensities of 0.05-0.21kW/L (4.13-16.52kWh/kg TS) were applied at a frequency of 20kHz and for durations of 5-20min to digestate obtained from a domestic wastewater treatment plant. The ultrasonic effect on digestate solubilization was revealed by increased levels of soluble Chemical Oxygen Demand (sCOD), soluble Total Organic Carbon (sTOC), and soluble Total Nitrogen (sTN) released into the solution. The highest material release was achieved at an ultrasonic energy intensity of 0...
March 16, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318782/role-of-the-microbiome-in-swine-respiratory-disease
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REVIEW
Megan C Niederwerder
Microbiome is a term used to describe the community of microorganisms that live on the skin and mucosal surfaces of animals. The gastrointestinal microbiome is essential for proper nutrition and immunity. How the gastrointestinal microbiome impacts primary respiratory or systemic infections is an emerging area of study. Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is caused by a systemic virus infection with primary lung pathology and continues to be the most costly disease of swine worldwide. Recent studies have demonstrated that improved outcome after experimental infection with PRRS virus and porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is associated with increased fecal microbiome diversity and the presence of non-pathogenic Escherichia coli...
March 2, 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318583/effects-of-feeding-hull-less-barley-on-production-performance-milk-fatty-acid-composition-and-nutrient-digestibility-of-lactating-dairy-cows
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Y Yang, G Ferreira, C L Teets, B A Corl, W E Thomason, C A Griffey
The objectives of this study were to evaluate production performance, milk fatty acid composition, and nutrient digestibility in high-producing dairy cows consuming diets containing corn and hull-less barley (cultivar Amaze 10) in different proportions as the grain source. Eight primiparous and 16 multiparous Holstein cows were assigned to 1 of 4 diets in a replicated 4 × 4 Latin square design with 21-d periods. Cows were fed once daily (1200 h) by means of a Calan gate system (American Calan Inc., Northwood, NH)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318170/-application-of-saliva-in-disease-diagnosis
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Cheng Xingqun, Zhou Xuedong, Xu Xin
Saliva is secreted by salivary glands and performs a variety of functions, including mouth cleaning and protection, antibacterial activity, and digestion. With the rapid progress in salivaomics, saliva became recognized as a potential pool of biological markers. Being a non-invasive and safe source, saliva is a potential substitute for blood in diagnosis and prognosis of diseases. This review summarizes the latest advancement in saliva-related studies and presents the potential value of saliva in early diagnosis of oral diseases, such as dental caries, periodontal disease, cancer, diabetes, and other systemic disorders...
December 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317602/nanotechnology-approaches-for-increasing-nutrient-bioavailability
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S M Jafari, D J McClements
Health-promoting ingredients such as phenolic compounds, vitamins, and minerals are being increasingly introduced into foods and beverages to produce "functional foods" specifically designed to improve human health, well-being, and performance. However, it is often challenging to incorporate these nutraceuticals into foods because they have poor solubility characteristics, impart undesirable flavor profiles, are chemically unstable, or have low bioavailability. This problem can often be overcome by encapsulating the bioactive components in nanoparticle-based delivery systems...
2017: Advances in Food and Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317451/inclusion-of-saccharina-latissima-in-conventional-anaerobic-digestion-systems
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F Ometto, A Berg, A Björn, L Safaric, B H Svensson, A Karlsson, J Ejlertsson
Loading macroalgae into existing anaerobic digestion (AD) plants allows us to overcome challenges such as low digestion efficiencies, trace elements limitation, excessive salinity levels and accumulation of volatile fatty acids (VFAs), observed while digesting algae as a single substrate. In this work, the co-digestion of the brown macroalgae Saccharina latissima with mixed municipal wastewater sludge (WWS) was investigated in mesophilic and thermophilic conditions. The hydraulic retention time (HRT) and the organic loading rate (OLR) were fixed at 19 days and 2...
March 18, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316763/serotonin-transporter-gene-slc6a4-polymorphism-and-mucosal-serotonin-levels-in-southeastern-iranian-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Mojgan Mohammadi, Hossein Tahmasebi Abdar, Hamid Reza Mollaei, Hossein Hajghani, Mohammad Reza Baneshi, Mohammad Mahdi Hayatbakhsh
BACKGROUND Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a digestive system disorder with an unknown etiology. Serotonin has a key role in the secretion and motility of the intestine. Polymorphism in serotonin re-uptake transporter (SERT or SLC6A4) gene may have a functional role in the gut of patients with IBS. The aims of the present study were to investigate the association between SLC6A4 gene polymorphism and IBS and to detect the correlation between rectal serotonin levels and IBS sub-types. METHODS SLC6A4 gene polymorphism in 131 patients with IBS and 211 healthy controls were analysed using the quantitative polymerase chain reaction high-resolution melting (qPCR-HRM) curve technique...
January 2017: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316200/-the-research-progress-of-lgr4-in-the-eye-development-and-related-diseases
#13
A C Xu, Q Hou
LGR4, also known as GPR48, is a member of the leucine-rich, G protein-coupled receptor family. It is widely expressed in tissues of the reproductive system, urinary system, sensory organs, digestive system, and central nervous system. LGR4 plays an important role in the development of various organs and cancer development and progression by modulating multiple signaling pathways. Recent studies have revealed that LGR4 is related with many kinds of human diseases such as gastrointestinal carcinomas. Eye development is a dynamic process regulated by a number of growth factors and cytokines...
March 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315953/the-influence-of-tnf-%C3%AE-and-ang-ii-on-the-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-of-hepg2-cells-by-regulating-the-expression-of-grk2
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Zhou-Wei Xu, Shang-Xue Yan, Hua-Xun Wu, Jing-Yu Chen, Ying Zhang, Ying Li, Wei Wei
PURPOSE: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a common digestive system malignancy that is associated with a poor prognosis. This study researched the interaction of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and angiotensin II (Ang II) in HCC cells proliferation, migration and invasion and examined their influence on the expression of G protein-coupled receptor kinase 2 (GRK2) and relevant receptors. METHODS: Cell Counting Kit-8 and Transwell assays were performed to evaluate the effects of TNF-α and Ang II on HepG2 cells proliferation, migration and invasion...
March 18, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315249/determining-protease-substrates-within-a-complex-protein-background-using-the-protein-topography-and-migration-analysis-platform-protomap
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R A Fuhrman-Luck, L M Silva, M L Hastie, J J Gorman, J A Clements
The PROtein TOpography and Migration Analysis Platform (PROTOMAP) approach is a degradomics technique used to determine protease substrates within complex protein backgrounds. The method involves protein separation according to protein relative mobility, using sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Gel lanes are then sliced into horizontal sections, and in-gel trypsin digestion performed for each gel slice. Extracted peptides and corresponding proteins are identified using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry and bioinformatics...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315161/the-effect-of-live-feeds-bathed-with-the-red-seaweed-asparagopsis-armata-on-the-survival-growth-and-physiology-status-of-sparus-aurata-larvae
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S Castanho, G Califano, F Soares, R Costa, L Mata, P Pousão-Ferreira, L Ribeiro
Larval rearing is affected by a wide range of microorganisms that thrive in larviculture systems. Some seaweed species have metabolites capable of reducing the bacterial load. However, no studies have yet tested whether including seaweed metabolites on larval rearing systems has any effects on the larvae development. This work assessed the development of Sparus aurata larvae fed preys treated with an Asparagopsis armata product. Live prey, Brachionus spp. and Artemia sp., were immersed in a solution containing 0...
March 17, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302975/chromatographic-separation-of-cd-from-plants-via-anion-exchange-resin-for-an-isotope-determination-by-multiple-collector-icp-ms
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Rongfei Wei, Qingjun Guo, Hanjie Wen, Marc Peters, Junxing Yang, Liyan Tian, Xiaokun Han
In this study, key factors affecting the chromatographic separation of Cd from plants, such as the resin column, digestion and purification procedures, were experimentally investigated. A technique for separating Cd from plant samples based on single ion-exchange chromatography has been developed, which is suitable for the high-precision analysis of Cd isotopes by multiple-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (MC-ICP-MS). The robustness of the technique was assessed by replicate analyses of Cd standard solutions and plant samples...
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302910/new-insights-into-autophagosome-lysosome-fusion
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REVIEW
Shuhei Nakamura, Tamotsu Yoshimori
Macroautophagy (autophagy) is a highly conserved intracellular degradation system that is essential for homeostasis in eukaryotic cells. Due to the wide variety of the cytoplasmic targets of autophagy, its dysregulation is associated with many diseases in humans, such as neurodegenerative diseases, heart disease and cancer. During autophagy, cytoplasmic materials are sequestered by the autophagosome - a double-membraned structure - and transported to the lysosome for digestion. The specific stages of autophagy are induction, formation of the isolation membrane (phagophore), formation and maturation of the autophagosome and, finally, fusion with a late endosome or lysosome...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302525/hydrocyclones-for-the-separation-of-impurities-in-pretreated-biowaste
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Anna Jank, Wolfgang Müller, Sebastian Waldhuber, Frédéric Gerke, Christian Ebner, Anke Bockreis
The aim of the mechanical pretreatment in case of anaerobic digestion of biowaste is to produce a substrate without impurities. To facilitate a failure free operation of the anaerobic digestion process even small impurities like stones or sand should be separated. As a result of an insufficient pretreatment or impurities separation, plant malfunctions, increased equipment wear or pipe clogging are reported. Apart from grit chambers or pulper systems, a hydrocyclone is a cost-efficient and space-saving option to remove impurities...
March 13, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301489/comparative-analysis-of-fecal-microbial-communities-in-cattle-and-bactrian-camels
#20
Liang Ming, Li Yi, Siriguleng, Surong Hasi, Jing He, Le Hai, Zhaoxia Wang, Fucheng Guo, Xiangyu Qiao, Jirimutu
Bactrian camels may have a unique gastrointestinal (GI) microbiome because of their distinctive digestive systems, unique eating habits and extreme living conditions. However, understanding of the microbial communities in the Bactrian camel GI tract is still limited. In this study, microbial communities were investigated by comparative analyses of 16S rRNA hypervariable region V4 sequences of fecal bacteria sampled from 94 animals in four population groups: Inner Mongolian cattle (IMG-Cattle), Inner Mongolian domestic Bactrian camels (IMG-DBC), Mongolian domestic Bactrian camels (MG-DBC), and Mongolian wild Bactrian camels (MG-WBC)...
2017: PloS One
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