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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089547/antibody-profiles-to-wheat-germ-cell-free-system-synthesized-plasmodium-falciparum-proteins-correlate-with-protection-from-symptomatic-malaria-in-uganda
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Bernard N Kanoi, Eizo Takashima, Masayuki Morita, Michael T White, Nirianne M Q Palacpac, Edward H Ntege, Betty Balikagala, Adoke Yeka, Thomas G Egwang, Toshihiro Horii, Takafumi Tsuboi
The key targets of protective antibodies against Plasmodium falciparum remain largely unknown. In this study, we determined immunoreactivity to 1827 recombinant proteins derived from 1565 genes representing ∼30% of the entire P. falciparum genome, for identification of novel malaria vaccine candidates. The recombinant proteins were expressed by wheat germ cell-free system, a platform that can synthesize quality plasmodial proteins that elicit biologically active antibodies in animals. Sera were obtained from indigenous residents of a malaria endemic region in Northern Uganda who were enrolled at the start of a rainy season and prospectively monitored for symptomatic malaria episodes for a year...
January 12, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078265/classification-of-31-korean-wheat-triticum-aestivum-l-cultivars-based-on-the-chemical-compositions
#2
Induck Choi, Chon-Sik Kang, Choon-Kee Lee, Sun-Lim Kim
Whole grain wheat flour (WGWF) is the entire grain (bran, endosperm, and germ) milled to make flour. The WGWF of 31 Korean wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cultivars were analyzed for the chemical compositions, and classified into groups by hierarchical cluster analysis (HCL). The average composition values showed a substantial variation among wheat varieties due to different wheat varieties. Wheat cv. Shinmichal1 (waxy wheat) had the highest ash, lipid, and total dietary fiber contents of 1.76, 3.14, and 15.49 g/100 g, respectively...
December 2016: Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070623/synaptic-contact-between-median-preoptic-neurons-and-subfornical-organ-neurons-projecting-to-the-paraventricular-hypothalamic-nucleus
#3
Hitoshi Kawano
It is known that the median preoptic nucleus (POMe) sends dense projections to the subfornical organ (SFO). However, the functional significance of these projections have not been well discussed. In this electron microscopic study, we investigated the presence of synapses between POMe-derived axon terminals and SFO neurons that project to the paraventricular hypothalamic nucleus (PVN). After injection of a retrograde tracer, wheat germ agglutinin-conjugated horseradish peroxidase-colloidal gold complex, into the PVN, many labeled neurons were found in the SFO...
January 9, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060302/a-platform-of-anti-biofilm-assays-suited-to-the-exploration-of-natural-compound-libraries
#4
Malena E Skogman, Pia M Vuorela, Adyary Fallarero
Biofilms are regarded as one of the most challenging topics of modern biomedicine, and they are potentially responsible for over 80% of antibiotic-tolerant infections. Biofilms have displayed an exceptionally high tolerance for chemotherapy, which is thought to be multifactorial. For instance, the matrix provides a physical barrier that decreases the penetration of antibiotics into the biofilm. Also, cells within the biofilms are phenotypically diverse. Likely, biofilm resilience arises from a combination of these and other, yet unknown, mechanisms...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046134/the-triticum-mosaic-virus-5-leader-binds-to-both-eif4g-and-eifiso4g-for-translation
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Robyn Roberts, Laura K Mayberry, Karen S Browning, Aurélie M Rakotondrafara
We recently identified a remarkably strong (739 nt-long) IRES-like element in the 5' untranslated region (UTR) of Triticum mosaic virus (TriMV, Potyviridae). Here, we define the components of the cap-binding translation initiation complex that are required for TriMV translation. Using bio-layer interferometry and affinity capture of the native translation apparatus, we reveal that the viral translation element has a ten-fold greater affinity for the large subunit eIF4G/eIFiso4G than to the cap binding protein eIF4E/eIFiso4E...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042106/selection-and-suitability-of-an-artificial-diet-for-tuta-absoluta-lepidoptera-gelechiidae-based-on-physical-and-chemical-characteristics
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J G Bajonero, J R P Parra
Tuta absoluta (Meyrick, 1917) is a key tomato pest in South America and, recently, in Europe and Africa. To develop efficient control methods for this pest, adequate rearing protocols are desirable. As an alternative to tomato leaves (natural diet), we evaluated four artificial diets. Biological traits including larval and pupal viability and development time, pupal weight and deformations were assessed. Additionally, the optimum container size and larval density were evaluated. The diet based on casein, wheat germ and cellulose allowed the best development of T...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032480/fish-oil-and-wheat-germ-oil-supplementation-modulates-brain-injury-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Naglaa Khedr
BACKGROUND: Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus (DM) results in neuronal damage caused by increased intracellular glucose. The addition of natural products as complementary therapy can reduce neuronal complications. The main objectives of this study was to determine whether fish oil (FO) and wheat germ oil (WGO) supplementation protect rat brains in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats via estimating lipid peroxidation, inflammatory and anti-oxidant status of brain. METHODS: Diabetes was induced in male Wistar rats by single i...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975086/ligand-responsive-upregulation-of-3-cite-mediated-translation-in-a-wheat-germ-cell-free-expression-system
#8
Atsushi Ogawa, Yuta Murashige, Junichiro Tabuchi, Taiki Omatsu
We have rationally constructed a novel regulation-type of artificial riboswitch that ligand-dose dependently upregulates translation initiation mediated by a 3' cap-independent translation element (3' CITE) with no major hybridization switches in a plant expression system (wheat germ extract).
December 15, 2016: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941610/subcritical-butane-extraction-of-wheat-germ-oil-and-its-deacidification-by-molecular-distillation
#9
Jinwei Li, Dewei Sun, Lige Qian, Yuanfa Liu
Extraction and deacidification are important stages for wheat germ oil (WGO) production. Crude WGO was extracted using subcritical butane extraction (SBE) and compared with traditional solvent extraction (SE) and supercritical carbon dioxide extraction (SCE) based on the yield, chemical index and fatty acid profile. Furthermore, the effects of the molecular distillation temperature on the quality of WGO were also investigated in this study. Results indicated that WGO extracted by SBE has a higher yield of 9...
December 7, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936025/inactivation-of-lipase-and-lipoxygenase-of-wheat-germ-with-temperature-controlled-short-wave-infrared-radiation-and-its-effect-on-storage-stability-and-quality-of-wheat-germ-oil
#10
Bo Li, Lina Zhao, Hongjian Chen, Dewei Sun, Boxin Deng, Jinwei Li, Yuanfa Liu, Fei Wang
Wheat germ (WG) is quite susceptible to deterioration due to the presence of lipase (LA) and lipoxygenase (LOX). Therefore it is indispensable to adopt a stabilization step to decrease the activity of LA and LOX while retaining a maximum level of nutrients. But over-drying can make foodstuffs more susceptible to autoxidation. So a stabilization protocol for inactivating LA and LOX of WG with a temperature- controlled short wave infrared (SIR) radiation system was adopted to retard its rancidity and retain a maximum level of fat-soluble nutrients...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921108/a-novel-antioxidant-peptide-derived-from-wheat-germ-prevents-high-glucose-induced-oxidative-stress-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-in-vitro
#11
Siyuan Chen, Dingbo Lin, Yulong Gao, Xiaozhou Cao, Xinchun Shen
The ingestion of whole wheat products is responsible for the prevention of a number of chronic diseases. The aim of this study is to characterize the molecular properties of a novel wheat germ-derived antioxidant peptide (AOP) in protection against high glucose-induced oxidative stress in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). AOP (amino acid sequence AREGETVVPG) was isolated from wheat germ albumin using dual-enzymatic hydrolysis/separation, followed by MS/MS. The in vitro IC50 value for Fe(2+) chelation was 0...
December 6, 2016: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897433/affinity-chromatography-matrices-for-depletion-and-purification-of-casein-glycomacropeptide-from-bovine-whey
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María F Baieli, Nicolás Urtasun, María J Martinez, Daniela B Hirsch, Ana M R Pilosof, María V Miranda, Osvaldo Cascone, Federico J Wolman
Casein glycomacropeptide (CMP) is a 64- amino acid peptide found in cheese whey, which is released after κ-casein specific cleavage by chymosin. CMP lacks aromatic amino acids, a characteristic that makes it usable as a nutritional supplement for people with phenylketonuria. CMP consists of two nonglycosylated isoforms (aCMP A and aCMP B) and its different glycosylated forms (gCMP A and gCMP B). The most predominant carbohydrate of gCMP is N-acetylneuraminic acid (sialic acid). Here, we developed a CMP purification process based on the affinity of sialic acid for wheat germ agglutinin (WGA)...
November 7, 2016: Biotechnology Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896830/vagal-nerve-endings-in-visceral-pleura-and-triangular-ligaments-of-the-rat-lung
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Feng-Bin Wang, Yi-Han Liao, Yao-Chen Wang
The inner thoracic cavity is lined by the parietal pleura, and the lung lobes are covered by the visceral pleura. The parietal and visceral plurae form the pleural cavity that has negative pressure within to enable normal respiration. The lung tissues are bilaterally innervated by vagal and spinal nerves, including sensory and motor components. This complicated innervation pattern has made it difficult to discern the vagal vs. spinal processes in the pulmonary visceral pleura. With and without vagotomy, we identified vagal nerve fibres and endings distributed extensively in the visceral pleura ('P'-type nerve endings) and triangular ligaments ('L'-type nerve endings) by injecting wheat germ agglutinin-horseradish peroxidase as a tracer into the nucleus of solitary tract or nodose ganglion of male Sprague-Dawley rats...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865114/the-effect-of-selenium-and-uv-radiation-on-leaf-traits-and-biomass-production-in-triticum-aestivum-l
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Aleksandra Golob, Jan Kavčič, Vekoslava Stibilj, Alenka Gaberščik, Katarina Vogel-Mikuš, Mateja Germ
UV radiation as an evolutionarily important environmental factor, significantly affects plants traits and alters the effects of other environmental factors. Single and combined effects of ambient UV radiation, its exclusion, and Se foliar treatments on Si concentrations and production of Si phytoliths in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cv. 'Reska' were studied. The effects of these treatments on growth parameters of the plants, structural and biochemical traits of the leaves, and interactions of the leaves with light, as Si incrustation is the first barrier to light at the leaf surface were also examined...
February 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861854/lectins-selectively-label-cartilage-condensations-and-the-otic-neuroepithelium-within-the-embryonic-chicken-head
#15
Poulomi Ray, Ami J Hughes, Misha Sharif, Susan C Chapman
Cartilage morphogenesis during endochondral ossification follows a progression of conserved developmental events. Cells are specified towards a prechondrogenic fate and subsequently undergo condensation followed by overt differentiation. Currently available molecular markers of prechondrogenic and condensing mesenchyme rely on common regulators of the chondrogenic program that are not specific to the tissue type or location. Therefore tissue-specific condensations cannot be distinguished based on known molecular markers...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845560/lactic-acid-bacteria-isolated-from-poultry-protect-the-intestinal-epithelial-cells-of-chickens-from-in-vitro-wheat-germ-agglutinin-induced-cytotoxicity
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J D Babot, E Argañaraz Martínez, M J Lorenzo-Pisarello, M C Apella, A Perez Chaia
1. Poultry fed on wheat-based diets regularly ingest wheat germ agglutinin (WGA) that has toxic effects in vitro on intestinal epithelial cells (IEC) obtained from 14-d-old broilers. Cytotoxicity and the potential role of 14 intestinal bacterial strains in the removal of bound lectins in epithelial cell cultures was investigated. 2. Cytotoxicity was dependent on time and lectin concentration; the lethal dose (LD50) was 8.36 µg/ml for IEC exposed for 2 h to WGA. 2. Complementary sugars to WGA were detected on the surface of one Enterococcus and 9 Lactobacillus strains isolated from poultry...
November 15, 2016: British Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825849/nuclear-receptor-retinoid-related-orphan-receptor-%C3%AE-deficiency-exacerbates-high-fat-diet-induced-cardiac-dysfunction-despite-improving-metabolic-abnormality
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Yi-Chao Zhao, Long-Wei Xu, Song Ding, Qing-Qi Ji, Nan Lin, Qing He, Ling-Chen Gao, Yuan-Yuan Su, Jun Pu, Ben He
Retinoid-related orphan receptor α (RORα), a member of the metabolic nuclear receptor superfamily, plays a vital regulatory role in circadian rhythm and metabolism. Here, we investigated the role of RORα in high-fat diet (HFD)-induced cardiac impairments and the underlying mechanisms involved. RORα-deficient stagger mice (sg/sg) and wild type (WT) littermates were fed with either standard diet or HFD. At 20weeks after HFD treatment, RORα deficiency resulted in significantly decreased body weight gain, improved dyslipidemia and ameliorated insulin resistance (evaluated by blood biochemical and glucose/insulin tolerance tests) compared with WT control...
November 5, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822142/non-enzymatic-upregulation-of-tissue-factor-expression-by-gamma-glutamyl-transferase-in-human-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells
#18
Valentina Scalise, Cristina Balia, Silvana Cianchetti, Tommaso Neri, Vittoria Carnicelli, Riccardo Zucchi, Maria Franzini, Alessandro Corti, Aldo Paolicchi, Alessandro Celi, Roberto Pedrinelli
BACKGROUND: Besides maintaining intracellular glutathione stores, gamma-glutamyltransferase(GGT) generates reactive oxygen species and activates NFkB, a redox-sensitive transcription factor key in the induction of Tissue Factor (TF) gene expression, the principal initiator of the clotting cascade. Thus, GGT might be involved in TF-mediated coagulation processes, an assumption untested insofar. METHODS: Experiments were run with either equine, enzymatically active GGT or human recombinant (hr) GGT, a wheat germ-derived protein enzymatically inert because of missing post-translational glycosylation...
2016: Thrombosis Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790372/aflatoxin-b1-zearalenone-and-deoxynivalenol-in-feed-ingredients-and-complete-feed-from-different-province-in-china
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Li Wu, Jianjun Li, Yunhu Li, Tiejun Li, Qinghua He, Yulong Tang, Hongnan Liu, Yongteng Su, Yulong Yin, Peng Liao
BACKGROUND: The current study was carried out to provide a reference for monitory of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), zearalenone (ZEN) and deoxynivalenol (DON) contamination in feed ingredients and complete feeds were collected from different Province in China from 2013 to 2015. METHODS: A total of 443 feed ingredients, including 220 corn, 24 wheat, 24 domestic distillers dried grains with soluble (DDGS), 55 bran, 20 wheat shorts and red dog, 37 imported DDGS, 34 corn germ meal and 29 soybean meal as well as 127 complete feeds including 25 pig complete feed (powder), 90 pig complete feed (pellet), six duck complete feed and six cattle complete feed were randomly collected from different Province in China, respectively, by high-performance chromatography in combined with UV or fluorescence analysis...
2016: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777035/the-phospholipase-c-fgplc1-is-involved-in-regulation-of-development-pathogenicity-and-stress-responses-in-fusarium-graminearum
#20
Qili Zhu, Ling Sun, Jiajie Lian, Xuli Gao, Lei Zhao, Mingyu Ding, Jing Li, Yuancun Liang
Phospholipase C (PLC) is an important phospholipid hydrolase that plays critical roles in various biological processes in eukaryotic cells. To elucidate the functions of PLC in morphogenesis and pathogenesis in Fusarium graminearum, deletion mutants were constructed of all six FgPLC genes identified in this study. Deletion of FgPLC1, but not the other five FgPLC genes, affected hyphal growth and conidiation. The FgPLC1 deletion mutant (Δplc1) also was defective in conidium germination and germ tube growth...
December 2016: Fungal Genetics and Biology: FG & B
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