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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777948/escherichia-coli-hyperepidemic-clone-st410-a-harboring-bla-ctx-m-15-isolated-from-fresh-vegetables-in-a-municipal-market-in-quito-ecuador
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David Ortega-Paredes, Pedro Barba, Santiago Mena-López, Nathaly Espinel, Jeannete Zurita
Dissemination of Extended spectrum β-lactamases (ESBL) Enterobacteriaceae is a major medical threat. Vegetables and fruits, which are usually consumed raw, are a very suitable pathway for the spread of these bacteria from farm-to-fork. However, limited information exists regarding resistant bacteria and epidemic clones that are disseminated in vegetables and tap water in South America. We processed a total of 90 samples in triplicate of nine typically consumed raw vegetables from a central municipal market, and tap water samples were processed from twenty-one locations in Quito, Ecuador...
April 30, 2018: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751679/effect-of-processing-on-postprandial-glycemic-response-and-consumer-acceptability-of-lentil-containing-food-items
#2
D Dan Ramdath, Thomas M S Wolever, Yaw Chris Siow, Donna Ryland, Aileen Hawke, Carla Taylor, Peter Zahradka, Michel Aliani
The consumption of pulses is associated with many health benefits. This study assessed post-prandial blood glucose response (PPBG) and the acceptability of food items containing green lentils. In human trials we: (i) defined processing methods (boiling, pureeing, freezing, roasting, spray-drying) that preserve the PPBG-lowering feature of lentils; (ii) used an appropriate processing method to prepare lentil food items, and compared the PPBG and relative glycemic responses (RGR) of lentil and control foods; and (iii) conducted consumer acceptability of the lentil foods...
May 11, 2018: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734037/pepsavi-ms-reveals-anticancer-and-antifungal-cycloviolacins-in-viola-odorata
#3
Nicole C Parsley, Christine L Kirkpatrick, Christopher M Crittenden, Javad Ghassemi Rad, David W Hoskin, Jennifer S Brodbelt, Leslie M Hicks
Widespread resistance to antimicrobial and cancer therapeutics is evolving in every country worldwide and has a direct impact on global health, agriculture and the economy. The specificity and selectivity of bioactive peptide natural products present a possible stopgap measure to address the ongoing deficit of new therapeutic compounds. PepSAVI-MS (Statistically-guided bioActive Peptides prioritized VIa Mass Spectrometry) is an adaptable method for the analysis of natural product libraries to rapidly identify bioactive peptides...
May 4, 2018: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29700637/lateral-preoptic-and-ventral-pallidal-roles-in-locomotion-and-other-movements
#4
Suriya Subramanian, Rhett A Reichard, Hunter S Stevenson, Zachary M Schwartz, Kenneth P Parsley, Daniel S Zahm
The lateral preoptic area (LPO) and ventral pallidum (VP) are structurally and functionally distinct territories in the subcommissural basal forebrain. It was recently shown that unilateral infusion of the GABAA receptor antagonist, bicuculline, into the LPO strongly invigorates exploratory locomotion, whereas bicuculline infused unilaterally into the VP has a negligible locomotor effect, but when infused bilaterally, produces vigorous, abnormal pivoting and gnawing movements and compulsive ingestion. This study was done to further characterize these responses...
April 26, 2018: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605151/robotics-in-orthopedics-a-brave-new-world
#5
Brian S Parsley
Future health-care projection projects a significant growth in population by 2020. Health care has seen an exponential growth in technology to address the growing population with the decreasing number of physicians and health-care workers. Robotics in health care has been introduced to address this growing need. Early adoption of robotics was limited because of the limited application of the technology, the cumbersome nature of the equipment, and technical complications. A continued improvement in efficacy, adaptability, and cost reduction has stimulated increased interest in robotic-assisted surgery...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562823/nano-pulsed-laser-therapy-is-neuroprotective-in-a-rat-model-of-blast-induced-neurotrauma
#6
Rinat O Esenaliev, Irene Y Petrov, Yuriy Petrov, Jutatip Guptarak, Deborah R Boone, Emanuele Mocciaro, Harris Weisz, Margaret O Parsley, Stacy L Sell, Helen L Hellmich, Jonathan M Ford, Connor Pogue, Douglas DeWitt, Donald S Prough, Maria Adelaide Micci
We have developed a novel, non-invasive Nano-Pulsed Laser Therapy (NPLT) system that combines the benefits of near-infrared laser light (808 nm) and ultrasound (optoacoustic) waves, which are generated with each short laser pulse within the tissue. We tested NPLT in a rat model of blast-induced neurotrauma to determine whether transcranial application of NPLT provides neuroprotective effects. The laser pulses were applied on the intact rat head one hour after injury using a specially developed fiber-optic system...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543720/determination-of-food-oxalates-using-silica-titania-xerogel-modified-with-eriochrome-cyanine-r
#7
Maria A Morosanova, Zahar V Samodelov, Elena I Morosanova
The interaction of silica-titania xerogel with triphenylmethane dyes (pyrocatechol violet, chrome azurol S, eriochrome cyanine R) has been investigated to create a new sensor material for solid phase spectrophotometric determination of food oxalates. The complex forming reaction between xerogel incorporated titanium(IV) and triphenylmethane dyes has been studied; half-reaction periods, complex composition, equilibrium constants, and xerogel sorption capacity have been calculated for each dye. Eriochrome cyanine R (ECR) is characterized by the shortest half-reaction period, the smallest equilibrium constant, and the greatest capacity; it has been chosen for the sensor material construction because titanium(IV)-ECR complex is formed faster and can be destroyed easier than other studied complexes...
March 15, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29518971/dietary-plants-for-the-prevention-and-management-of-kidney-stones-preclinical-and-clinical-evidence-and-molecular-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Mina Cheraghi Nirumand, Marziyeh Hajialyani, Roja Rahimi, Mohammad Hosein Farzaei, Stéphane Zingue, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi, Anupam Bishayee
Kidney stones are one of the oldest known and common diseases in the urinary tract system. Various human studies have suggested that diets with a higher intake of vegetables and fruits play a role in the prevention of kidney stones. In this review, we have provided an overview of these dietary plants, their main chemical constituents, and their possible mechanisms of action. Camellia sinensis (green tea), Rubus idaeus (raspberry), Rubia cordifolia (common madder), Petroselinum crispum (parsley), Punica granatum (pomegranate), Pistacia lentiscus (mastic), Solanum xanthocarpum (yellow-fruit nightshade), Urtica dioica (stinging nettle), Dolichos biflorus ( horse gram ), Ammi visnaga (khella), Nigella sativa (black-cumin), Hibiscus sabdariffa (roselle), and Origanum vulgare (oregano) have received considerable interest based on scientific evidence...
March 7, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29513106/frequency-of-enteroparasites-and-bacteria-in-the-leafy-vegetables-sold-in-brazilian-public-wholesale-markets
#9
Eleuza R Machado, Iriani R Maldonade, Roberta F R Riquette, Vinícios S Mendes, Rodrigo Gurgel-Gonçalves, Veronica C Ginani
The consumption of raw vegetables is related to health benefits. However, these foods might be source of foodborne diseases. The objective of the present study was to perform a microbiological and parasitological evaluation of the leafy vegetables commercially sold in five regions of Brazil at public wholesale markets. The 12 types of leafy vegetables (144 samples) were curly lettuce, looseleaf lettuce, red lettuce, chives, coriander, kale, basil, arugula, parsley, iceberg lettuce, chicory, and bean sprouts...
April 2018: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443022/detecting-behavioral-deficits-in-rats-after-traumatic-brain-injury
#10
Nicole Hausser, Kathia Johnson, Margaret A Parsley, Jutatip Guptarak, Heidi Spratt, Stacy L Sell
With the increasing incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in both civilian and military populations, TBI is now considered a chronic disease; however, few studies have investigated the long-term effects of injury in rodent models of TBI. Shown here are behavioral measures that are well-established in TBI research for times early after injury, such as two weeks, until two months. Some of these methods have previously been used at later times after injury, up to one year, but by very few laboratories. The methods demonstrated here are a short neurological assessment to test reflexes, a Beam-Balance to test balance, a Beam-Walk to test balance and motor coordination, and a working memory version of the Morris water maze that can be sensitive to deficits in reference memory...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404970/fungal-secretome-analysis-via-pepsavi-ms-identification-of-the-bioactive-peptide-kp4-from-ustilago-maydis
#11
Christine L Kirkpatrick, Nicole C Parsley, Tessa E Bartges, Madeline E Cooke, Wilaysha S Evans, Lilian R Heil, Thomas J Smith, Leslie M Hicks
Fungal secondary metabolites represent a rich and largely untapped source for bioactive molecules, including peptides with substantial structural diversity and pharmacological potential. As methods proceed to take a deep dive into fungal genomes, complimentary methods to identify bioactive components are required to keep pace with the expanding fungal repertoire. We developed PepSAVI-MS to expedite the search for natural product bioactive peptides and herein demonstrate proof-of-principle applicability of the pipeline for the discovery of bioactive peptides from fungal secretomes via identification of the antifungal killer toxin KP4 from Ustilago maydis P4...
February 5, 2018: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288231/sulforaphane-modifies-histone-h3-unpacks-chromatin-and-primes-defense
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Britta Schillheim, Irina Jansen, Stephani Baum, Carsten Bolm, Alexander Beesley, Uwe Conrath
Modern crop production calls for agrochemicals that prime plants for enhanced defense. Reliable test systems for spotting priming-inducing chemistry, however, are rare. We developed an assay for the high-throughput search for compounds that prime microbial pattern-induced secretion of antimicrobial furanocoumarins (phytoalexins) in cultured parsley cells. The screen produced 1-isothiocyanato-4-methylsulfinylbutane (sulforaphane; SFN), a secondary metabolite in many crucifers, as a novel defense priming compound...
December 29, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247770/apigenin-promotes-trail-mediated-apoptosis-regardless-of-ros-generation
#13
Chang-Hee Kang, Ilandarage Menu Neelaka Molagoda, Yung Hyun Choi, Cheol Park, Dong-Oh Moon, Gi-Young Kim
Apigenin is a bioactive flavone in several herbs including parsley, thyme, and peppermint. Apigenin possesses anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties; however, whether apigenin enhances TRAIL-mediated apoptosis in cancer cells is unknown. In the current study, we found that apigenin enhanced TRAIL-induced apoptosis by promoting caspase activation and death receptor 5 (DR5) expression and a chimeric antibody against DR5 completely blocked the apoptosis. Apigenin also upregulated reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation; however, intriguingly, ROS inhibitors, glutathione (GSH) or N-acetyl-l-cysteine (NAC), moderately increased apigenin/TRAIL-induced apoptosis...
January 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211364/insights-into-novel-anticancer-applications-for-apigenin
#14
REVIEW
Adam Kowalczyk, Agnieszka Bodalska, Marta Miranowicz, Katarzyna Karłowicz-Bodalska
Flavonoids, naturally occuring derivatives of 2-phenyl-benzo-γ-pyrone, are widespread in plants as coloring substances. Apigenin (4',5,7,-trihydroxyflavone (5,7-dihydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one), molecular formula C₁₅H₁₀O⁵, is a flavonoid present in many fruits and vegetables, primarily in citrus fruits, apples, parsley and celery leaves. It is also found in some medicinal plants, including chamomile flowers, thyme, oregano, peppermint, lemon balm and yarrow, as a 7-O-glycoside with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity...
October 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181438/parsley-mechanism-as-antiurolithiasis-remedy
#15
Fayed Al-Yousofy, Hussein Gumaih, Hassan Ibrahim, Afrah Alasbahy
Parsley is a medicinal plant used widely in urolithiasis. The present study aimed to evaluate the antiurolithiatic effect of parsley and its mechanism. 24 rats divided into four groups: group A (negative control), group B (positive control), group C (cystone® group) and group D (parsley group). Group B were treated with EG and Ammonium chloride (AC). Group C were treated as B plus cystone® and group D was treated as B plus parsley. The period of experiment was 15 days. Urine samples were analysis on days 0 and 15 days...
2017: American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160141/effects-of-mild-blast-traumatic-brain-injury-on-cerebral-vascular-histopathological-and-behavioral-outcomes-in-rats
#16
Uylissa A Rodriguez, Yaping Zeng, Donald Deyo, Margaret A Parsley, Bridget E Hawkins, Donald S Prough, Douglas S DeWitt
To determine the effects of mild blast-induced traumatic brain injury (bTBI), several groups of rats were subjected to blast injury or sham injury in a compressed air-driven shock tube. The effects of bTBI on relative cerebral perfusion (laser Doppler flowmetry [LDF]), and mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) cerebral vascular resistance were measured for 2 h post-bTBI. Dilator responses to reduced intravascular pressure were measured in isolated middle cerebral arterial (MCA) segments, ex vivo, 30 and 60 min post-bTBI...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125626/impact-of-air-frying-on-cholesterol-and-fatty-acids-oxidation-in-sardines-protective-effects-of-aromatic-herbs
#17
Fernanda S Ferreira, Geni R Sampaio, Laura M Keller, Alexandra C H F Sawaya, Davy W H Chávez, Elizabeth A F S Torres, Tatiana Saldanha
The high temperatures used to fry fish may induce thermo-oxidation of cholesterol, forming cholesterol oxidation products (COPs). COPs have been associated to coronary heart diseases, atherosclerosis, and other chronic diseases. Air fryers are an alternative thermal process technology to fry foods without oil, and are considered a healthier cooking method. This study is the 1st to evaluate the formation of COPs and the degradation of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in air-fried sardine fillets. Furthermore, we evaluated the effect of fresh herbs added as natural antioxidants to sardines subjected to air frying...
December 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108230/apigenin-enhances-skeletal-muscle-hypertrophy-and-myoblast-differentiation-by-regulating-prmt7
#18
Young Jin Jang, Hyo Jeong Son, Yong Min Choi, Jiyun Ahn, Chang Hwa Jung, Tae Youl Ha
Apigenin, a natural flavone abundant in various plant-derived foods including parsley and celery, has been shown to prevent inflammation and inflammatory diseases. However, the effect of apigenin on skeletal muscle hypertrophy and myogenic differentiation has not previously been elucidated. Here, we investigated the effects of apigenin on quadricep muscle weight and running distance using C57BL/6 mice on an accelerating treadmill. Apigenin stimulated mRNA expression of MHC (myosin heavy chain) 1, MHC2A, and MHC2B in the quadricep muscles of these animals...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094044/comparison-between-the-hypolipidemic-activity-of-parsley-and-carob-in-hypercholesterolemic-male-rats
#19
Haddad A El Rabey, Madeha N Al-Seeni, Habibah B Al-Ghamdi
Hypercholesterolemia is commonly associated with obesity that leads to heart diseases and diabetes. The hepatocardioprotective activity of parsley and carob methanol extract was tested in hypercholesterolemic male rats. Twenty-four male albino rats were divided into four groups ( n = 6). Group 1 was the negative control group fed with fat rich diet, group 2 (G2) was hypercholesterolemic rats fed with fat rich diet with 2% cholesterol, and group 3 and group 4 (G3 and G4) were hypercholesterolemic rats supplemented with 2% cholesterol and cotreated with 20% w/w parsley seed methanol extract and 20% w/w carob legume methanol extract, respectively...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084156/the-dietary-furocoumarin-imperatorin-increases-plasma-glp-1-levels-in-type-1-like-diabetic-rats
#20
Lin-Yu Wang, Kai-Chun Cheng, Yingxiao Li, Chiang-Shan Niu, Juei-Tang Cheng, Ho-Shan Niu
Imperatorin, a dietary furocoumarin, is found not only in medicinal plants, but also in popular culinary herbs, such as parsley and fennel. Recently, imperatorin has been shown to activate GPR119 in cells. Another GPR, GPR131, also called TGR5 or G-protein-coupled bile acid receptor 1 (GPBAR1), is known to regulate glucose metabolism. Additionally, TGR5 activation increases glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) secretion to lower blood sugar levels in animals. Therefore, the present study aims to determine whether the effects of imperatorin on GLP-1 secretion are mediated by TGR5...
October 30, 2017: Nutrients
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