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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778018/phytochemistry-and-pharmacology-of-anti-depressant-medicinal-plants-a-review
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REVIEW
Jeanette Martins, Brijesh S
Stress renders an individual to experience mental pressure and exhaustion which brings about feelings of anxiety, depression, anger and/or other negative emotions. Depression affects a person's state of mind, behaviour, health and is often associated with suicide. The use of anti-depressant drugs as therapeutic agents is associated with symptoms such as, delayed onset of action, side-effects, drug-drug and dietary interactions, sexual dysfunction, cardiac toxicity, etc. Thus, there is need to target these issues and improve current treatment options...
May 16, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777969/multicontextual-correlates-of-adolescent-sugar-sweetened-beverage-intake
#2
Allison W Watts, Jon Miller, Nicole I Larson, Marla E Eisenberg, Mary T Story, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
PURPOSE: To examine personal, home, peer, school, neighborhood, and media correlates of sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) intake in a diverse sample of adolescents. METHODS: Cross-sectional, population-based study (EAT 2010: Eating and Activity in Teens) of 2793 adolescents (54% female, mean age [SD] = 14.5 [2.0], 80% nonwhite) attending public secondary schools in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. Adolescents completed a food frequency questionnaire and answered survey questions about their diet/health perceptions and behaviors...
May 1, 2018: Eating Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777963/red-wolf-canis-rufus-sperm-quality-and-quantity-is-affected-by-semen-collection-method-extender-components-and-post-thaw-holding-temperature
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Ashley D Franklin, William T Waddell, Karen L Goodrowe
Cryopreserving genetic resources is becoming increasingly important for species management. In the zoo-based red wolf (Canis rufus) population, inbreeding continues to increase in the absence of new founders. Through banking sperm, we preserve genetic diversity and create the ability to decrease inbreeding accumulation in the future. The quality and quantity of banked sperm can be affected by cryopreservation media and semen collection methods. This study's objectives were to further optimize semen extender used for red wolf sperm cryopreservation, investigate effects of post-thaw holding temperature, and to determine if urethral catheterization is an effective method for semen collection in this species...
May 16, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777947/synthesis-and-glycosidase-inhibition-potency-of-all-trans-substituted-1-c-perfluoroalkyl-iminosugars
#4
Fabien Massicot, Richard Plantier-Royon, Jean-Luc Vasse, Jean-Bernard Behr
Synthetic analogues of the naturally occurring iminosugar homoDMDP, which feature a perfluoroalkyl group at the pseudo-anomeric position, have been synthesized from the corresponding sugar-derived cyclic aldonitrone. The new fluorinated iminosugars as well as homoDMDP and its 6-deoxy counterpart were evaluated for their inhibitory activity against a panel of glycosidases. While the replacement of the (1',2')-dihydroxyethyl substituent of homoDMDP with -C4 F9 proved detrimental for enzyme binding, introduction of a -C3 F7 moiety tuned the inhibitory activity spectrum selectively towards α-fucosidase and α-glucosidase from yeast...
May 15, 2018: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777809/systematic-fractionation-and-immunoenhancement-of-water-soluble-polysaccharides-isolated-from-fruit-of-morus-alba-l
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DongXue Wang, Hui Li, Bo Li, Rui Ma, Ning Zhang, Xiaoyu Zhang, Lili Jiao, Wei Wu
In this study, we obtained and fractionated systematically the polysaccharides of Fructus mori fruit by the sequential use of water extraction, ethanol precipitation and ion-exchange chromatography. The sugar contents of FPA-1, FPA-2, FPA-4 and FPA-5 were estimated to be 75.70%, 67.15%, 87.78% and 91.63%, respectively. Monosaccharide composition analysis revealed that all the polysaccharides primarily contained Man, GlcA, GalA, Glc, Gal, Xyl, Ara and Fuc. Moreover, a small amount of Rha was detected in FPA-1, FPA-4 and FPA-5...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777749/burden-of-liver-disease-in-europe-epidemiology-and-analysis-of-risk-factors-to-identify-prevention-policies
#6
REVIEW
Laura Pimpin, Helena Cortez-Pinto, Francesco Negro, Emily Corbould, Jeffrey V Lazarus, Laura Webber, Nick Sheron
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The burden of liver disease in Europe continues to grow. We aimed to describe the epidemiology of liver diseases and their risk factors in European countries, and identify public health interventions that could impact on these risk factors to reduce the burden of liver disease. METHODS: As part of the HEPAHEALTH project, commissioned by EASL, we extracted information on historical and current prevalence and mortality from national and international literature and databases on liver disease in 35 countries in the WHO European region, as well as historical and recent prevalence data on their main determinants; alcohol consumption, obesity and hepatitis B and C virus infections...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777363/high-level-production-of-single-chain-monellin-mutants-with-enhanced-sweetness-and-stability-in-tobacco-chloroplasts
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Daniela Castiglia, Serena Leone, Rachele Tamburino, Lorenza Sannino, Jole Fonderico, Chiara Melchiorre, Andrea Carpentieri, Stefania Grillo, Delia Picone, Nunzia Scotti
Plastid-based MNEI protein mutants retain the structure, stability and sweetness of their bacterial counterparts, confirming the attractiveness of the plastid transformation technology for high-yield production of recombinant proteins. The prevalence of obesity and diabetes has dramatically increased the industrial demand for the development and use of alternatives to sugar and traditional sweeteners. Sweet proteins, such as MNEI, a single chain derivative of monellin, are the most promising candidates for industrial applications...
May 18, 2018: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777018/managing-the-sugar-factory-a-new-feather-in-the-cap-for-nuclear-factor-y
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Sabyasachi Sen, Chandrima Das
Gluconeogenesis in the liver converts lipids and several other noncarbohydrate precursors into glucose, ensuring that blood sugar levels are maintained at healthy levels, especially during fasting. Effective regulation of gluconeogenesis is therefore critical for maintaining systemic metabolic homeostasis. Zhang and colleagues have discovered that the ubiquitous transcriptional regulator nuclear factor Y (NF-Y) confers cAMP responsiveness to key gluconeogenic genes and up-regulates hepatic glucose production...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776850/what-is-the-best-protocol-to-cryopreserve-immature-mouse-testicular-cell-suspensions
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Jaime Onofre, Katrien Faes, Prashant Kadam, Elena Vicini, Ans M M van Pelt, Ellen Goossens
RESEARCH QUESTION: From a clinical perspective, which parameters grant optimal cryopreservation of mouse testicular cell suspensions? DESIGN: We studied the effect of different cryopreservation rates, the addition of sugars, different vessels and the addition of an apoptotic inhibitor on the efficiency of testicular cell suspension cryopreservation. After thawing and warming, testicular cell suspensions were transplanted to recipient mice for further functional assay...
April 27, 2018: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776786/increases-in-sugary-drink-marketing-during-supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-benefit-issuance-in-new-york
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Alyssa J Moran, Aviva Musicus, Mary T Gorski Findling, Ian F Brissette, Ann A Lowenfels, S V Subramanian, Christina A Roberto
INTRODUCTION: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the largest federal food assistance program, providing $67 billion in benefits to 44 million Americans. Some states distribute SNAP benefits over one or a few days each month, which may create an incentive for retailers to heavily promote top-selling products, like sugar-sweetened beverages, when benefits are disbursed. METHODS: A beverage environment scan assessing presence of displays, advertisements, and price promotions for sugar-sweetened, low-calorie, and unsweetened beverages was administered in a census of SNAP-authorized beverage retailers (n=630) in three cities in New York from November to September 2011...
May 15, 2018: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776453/dye-residue-analysis-in-raw-and-processed-aquaculture-products-matrix-extension-of-aoac-international-official-method-%C3%A2-2012-25
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Wendy C Andersen, Christine R Casey, Tara J Nickel, Susan L Young, Sherri B Turnipseed
Background : Triphenylmethane dyes and metabolites are known or suspected mutagens and areprohibited in animals intended for human consumption. Despite toxicity, triphenylmethane dyes are used illegally as inexpensive treatments for fungal and parasite infections in aquatic animals. Objective: AOAC INTERNTIONAL Official Method ℠ 2012.25 for the LC-MS/MS determination of malachite green, crystal violet, brilliant green, and metabolites leucomalachite green and leucocrystal violet in seafood products was previously validated for finfish (trout, salmon, catfish, and tilapia) and shrimp, but had not been fully validated for other types of aquacultured products such as eel, molluscan shellfish, or frog or for processed seafoods...
May 18, 2018: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775715/extraction-characterization-and-immunomodulatory-property-of-pectic-polysaccharide-from-pomegranate-peels-enzymatic-vs-conventional-approach
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Hassan Ahmadi Gavlighi, Mehdi Tabarsa, SangGuan You, Utoomporn Surayot, Maryam Ghaderi-Ghahfarokhi
Molecular characteristics, structural properties and immunostimulatory activities of polysaccharides from pomegranate peel were evaluated after 0.1 M HCl, Cellic CTec2 and buffer extractions. The isolated polysaccharides were mainly formed of neutral sugars (32.1%-51.1%) and uronic acids (19.9%-30.8%) as well as varying levels of proteins (15.0%-39.5%). Different levels of sugars including glucose (44.9%-68.1%), galactose (14.6%-19.4%), mannose (3.4%-18.1%), arabinose (3.1%-18.1%) and rhamnose (3.5-6.0%) constructed the structure of isolated polysaccharides...
May 15, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775568/neonicotinoids-decrease-sucrose-responsiveness-of-honey-bees-at-first-contact
#13
Fabien J Démares, Christian W W Pirk, Susan W Nicolson, Hannelie Human
For two decades, neonicotinoid insecticides have been extensively used worldwide. Targeting neuronal receptors, they have deleterious effects on the behaviour and physiology of many of many beneficial as well as harmful insects. Bees are exposed to these insecticides in pollen and nectar while providing pollination services to agricultural crops, and neonicotinoids have been shown to impair navigation by bees and to decrease their foraging activity. We have previously reported the effect of dietary thiamethoxam on sucrose responsiveness of young worker bees...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775544/recovery-of-glucose-from-dried-distiller-s-grain-with-solubles-using-combinations-of-solid-state-fermentation-and-insect-culture
#14
Timothy Howdeshell, Takuji Tanaka
A bioethanol byproduct (dried distiller's grains with solubles; DDGS) contains a high cellulose and starch. We hypothesized combinations of solid-state fermentation (SSF) and digestion by black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) (Hermetia illucens) could increase the recovery of glucose from this byproduct through concentrating and loosening cellulose matrix by their activities. DDGS was individually fermented with Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus fumigatus, Trichoderma koningii, Phanerochaete chrysosporium, or Lactobacillus plantarum...
May 18, 2018: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775500/endosperm-sugar-accumulation-caused-by-mutation-of-phs8-isa1-leads-to-pre-harvest-sprouting-in-rice
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Lin Du, Fan Xu, Jun Fang, Shaopei Gao, Jiuyou Tang, Shuang Fang, Hongru Wang, Hongning Tong, Fengxia Zhang, Jinfang Chu, Guodong Wang, Chengcai Chu
Pre-harvest sprouting (PHS) is an unfavorable trait in cereal crops which could seriously decrease grain yield and quality. Although some PHS-associated quantitative trait loci (QTL) or genes in cereals have been reported, the molecular mechanism underlying PHS remains largely elusive. Here, we characterized a rice mutant, phs8, which exhibits PHS phenotype accompanied by sugary endosperm. Map-based cloning revealed that PHS8 encodes a starch debranching enzyme named isoamylase1. Mutation in PHS8 resulted in the phytoglycogen breakdown and sugar accumulation in the endosperm...
May 18, 2018: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775456/maternal-obesogenic-diet-induces-endometrial-hyperplasia-an-early-hallmark-of-endometrial-cancer-in-a-diethylstilbestrol-mouse-model
#16
Theresa O Owuor, Michaela Reid, Lauren Reschke, Ian Hagemann, Suellen Greco, Zeel Modi, Kelle H Moley
Thirty-eight percent of US adult women are obese, meaning that more children are now born of overweight and obese mothers, leading to an increase in predisposition to several adult onset diseases. To explore this phenomenon, we developed a maternal obesity animal model by feeding mice a diet composed of high fat/ high sugar (HF/HS) and assessed both maternal diet and offspring diet on the development of endometrial cancer (ECa). We show that maternal diet by itself did not lead to ECa initiation in wildtype offspring of the C57Bl/6J mouse strain...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775207/structural-and-technological-characterisation-of-pectin-extracted-with-sodium-citrate-and-nitric-acid-from-sunflower-heads
#17
Nerea Muñoz-Almagro, Fabián Rico-Rodriguez, Peter J Wilde, Antonia Montilla, Mar Villamiel
An optimisation of temperature, time and extracting agent concentration of pectin extraction from sunflower heads using sodium citrate and nitric acid (SP-SC and SP-NA) was carried out. At optimal conditions, the yield of extraction with nitric acid (SPO-NA) was 2-fold greater than the corresponding with sodium citrate (SPO-SC) (14.3 vs 7.7%, respectively). Regarding pectin structure, the galacturonic acid (GalA) content in both, SPO-SC and SPO-NA, was similar (∼85%). However, SPO-NA showed lower molecular weight (Mw) (88...
May 18, 2018: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774768/the-effects-of-boswellia-serrata-gum-resin-on-the-blood-glucose-and-lipid-profile-of-diabetic-patients-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Saeed Mehrzadi, Bahreh Tavakolifar, Hasan Fallah Huseini, Seyed Hamdollah Mosavat, Mojtaba Heydari
Regarding preclinical evidence for antidiabetic effects of Boswellia serrata, we evaluated antihyperglycemic and lipid-lowering effects of Boswellia serrata gum resin in type 2 diabetic patients. Fifty-six diabetic patients were randomly allocated to 2 groups to receive 250 mg of the Boswellia serrata gum resin or placebo twice daily for 8 weeks in addition to their routine antidiabetic treatments. Although there was a considerable reduction after the intervention in the field of fasting blood sugar, glycosylated hemoglobin, and triglyceride in the Boswellia serrata gum resin group, no significant difference was observed in all outcome measures between the 2 groups at the end of the study...
January 2018: Journal of evidence-based integrative medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774716/-the-war-on-sugar
#19
Gianluigi Ferrante, Fabrizio Faggiano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774672/glucose-sensitive-silicone-hydrogel-contact-lens-toward-tear-glucose-monitoring
#20
Ramachandram Badugu, Edward Albert Reece, Joseph R Lakowicz
Accurate and reliable monitoring of blood glucose is needed for the treatment of diabetes, which has many challenges, including lack of patient compliance. Measuring tear glucose is an alternative to traditional finger-stick tests used to track blood sugar levels, but glucose sensing using tears has yet to be achieved. We report a methodology for possible tear glucose monitoring using glucose-sensitive silicone hydrogel (SiHG) contact lenses, the primary type of lenses available in today's market. Initially, we assessed the interpenetrating polymer network, with nearly pure silicone and water regions, existing in the SiHGs using a polarity-sensitive probe Prodan...
May 2018: Journal of Biomedical Optics
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