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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211914/stinging-nettle-and-neem-enhance-antibody-response-to-local-killed-and-imported-live-infectious-bursal-disease-vaccines-in-indigenous-chicken-in-kenya
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M O Bwana, L W Njagi, P N Nyaga, P G Mbuthia, L C Bebora, M W Wahome, W U Mutinda, P M Kitala
Immune responses are critical for protection of chickens from infectious bursal disease (IBD). In this study, the antibody response-enhancing effect of drinking water supplementation of 1% stinging nettle and neem on different IBD vaccines and vaccination regimes was evaluated, using 36 (n = 36) specific antibody negative indigenous chicks. The birds were allocated into 3 groups as follows: 1A-C, 2A-C, and 3A-B, while group 3C acted as the unvaccinated non-supplemented control. A local inactivated K1 and imported live attenuated D78 IBD vaccines were given to groups 1A-C and 3A-B at 14 and 28 d of age, respectively...
December 2, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204478/data-of-furfural-adsorption-on-nano-zero-valent-iron-nzvi-synthesized-from-nettle-extract
#2
Mehdi Fazlzadeh, Mohammad Ansarizadeh, Mostafa Leili
Among various water and wastewater treatment methods, adsorption techniques are widely used to remove certain classes of pollutants due to its unique features. Thus, the aim of this data article is to synthesize zero valent iron nanoparticles (NZVI) from Nettle leaf extract by green synthesis method as an environmentally friendly technique, and to evaluate it's efficiency in the removal of furfural from aqueous solutions. The data of possible adsorption mechanism and isotherm of furfural on the synthesized adsorbent are depicted in this data article...
February 2018: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162185/external-environmental-and-internal-health-early-life-predictors-of-adolescent-development
#3
Sarah Hartman, Zhi Li, Daniel Nettle, Jay Belsky
A wealth of evidence documents associations between various aspects of the rearing environment and later development. Two evolutionary-inspired models advance explanations for why and how such early experiences shape later functioning: (a) the external-prediction model, which highlights the role of the early environment (e.g., parenting) in regulating children's development, and (b) the internal-prediction model, which emphasizes internal state (i.e., health) as the critical regulator. Thus, by using data from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development, the current project draws from both models by investigating whether the effect of the early environment on later adolescent functioning is subject to an indirect effect by internal-health variables...
December 2017: Development and Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149858/famine-food-of-vegetal-origin-consumed-in-the-netherlands-during-world-war-ii
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Tom Vorstenbosch, Ingrid de Zwarte, Leni Duistermaat, Tinde van Andel
BACKGROUND: Periods of extreme food shortages during war force people to eat food that they normally do not consider edible. The last time that countries in Western Europe experienced severe scarcities was during World War II. The so-called Dutch famine or Hunger Winter (1944-1945) made at least 25,000 victims. The Dutch government took action by opening soup kitchens and providing information on wild plants and other famine food sources in "wartime cookbooks." The Dutch wartime diet has never been examined from an ethnobotanical perspective...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141200/phosgene-oxime-injury-and-associated-mechanisms-compared-to-vesicating-agents-sulfur-mustard-and-lewisite
#5
Dinesh Giri Goswami, Rajesh Agarwal, Neera Tewari-Singh
Phosgene Oxime (CX, Cl2CNOH), a halogenated oxime, is a potent chemical weapon that causes immediate acute injury and systemic effects. CX, grouped together with vesicating agents, is an urticant or nettle agent with highly volatile, reactive, corrosive, and irritating vapor, and has considerably different chemical properties and toxicity compared to other vesicants. CX is absorbed quickly through clothing with faster cutaneous penetration compared to other vesicating agents causing instantaneous and severe damage...
November 12, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100671/-nettling-the-host-breaking-of-tolerance-in-chronic-inflammation-and-chronic-infection
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REVIEW
Sladjana Skopelja-Gardner, Jonathan D Jones, William F C Rigby
How and why we break tolerance to self-proteins still remains a largely unanswered question. Neutrophils have been identified as a rich source of autoantigens in a wide array of autoimmune diseases that arise as a consequence of different environmental and genetic factors, e.g. rheumatoid arthritis (RA), lupus, vasculitis, cystic fibrosis (CF) etc. Specifically, neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation has been identified as a link between innate and adaptive immune responses in autoimmunity. Autoantigens including neutrophil granular proteins (targeted by anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies, ANCA) as well as post-translationally modified proteins, i...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093457/dissociating-the-effects-of-alternative-early-life-feeding-schedules-on-the-development-of-adult-depression-like-phenotypes
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Vikki Neville, Clare Andrews, Daniel Nettle, Melissa Bateson
Early-life adversity is associated with increased vulnerability to depression in humans, and depression-like phenotypes in animals. However, different types of adverse experience may leave different signatures in adulthood. We experimentally manipulated the Amount of food delivered to European starling nestlings and the begging Effort required to obtain food during early development. Here, we report behavioural data in adulthood from a task that assessed sensitivity to shifts in reward magnitude characteristic of depression-like low mood...
November 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064437/the-assessment-of-toxic-metals-in-plants-used-in-cosmetics-and-cosmetology
#8
Agnieszka Fischer, Barbara Brodziak-Dopierała, Krzysztof Loska, Jerzy Stojko
Heavy metals polluting the natural environment are absorbed by plants. The use of herbs as components of cosmetics may pose a health risk for humans. The aim of the study was to determine the concentrations of Pb, Cd and Hg in selected species of herbs (horsetail Equisetum arvense, nettle Urtica dioica, St. John's wort Hypericum perforatum, wormwood Artemisia absinthium, yarrow Achillea millefolium, cottonwood Solidago virgaurea) self-collected from the natural environment in two different locations, and purchased in stores on the territory of Poland...
October 24, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044466/massage-therapy-decreases-cancer-related-fatigue-results-from-a-randomized-early-phase-trial
#9
Becky Kinkead, Pamela J Schettler, Erika R Larson, Dedric Carroll, Margaret Sharenko, James Nettles, Sherry A Edwards, Andrew H Miller, Mylin A Torres, Boadie W Dunlop, Jeffrey J Rakofsky, Mark Hyman Rapaport
BACKGROUND: Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a prevalent and debilitating symptom experienced by cancer survivors, yet treatment options for CRF are limited. In this study, we evaluated the efficacy of weekly Swedish massage therapy (SMT) versus an active control condition (light touch [LT]) and waitlist control (WLC) on persistent CRF in breast cancer survivors. METHODS: This early phase, randomized, single-masked, 6-week investigation of SMT, LT, and WLC enrolled 66 female stage 0-III breast cancer survivors (age range, 32-72 years) who had received surgery plus radiation and/or chemotherapy/chemoprevention with CRF (Brief Fatigue Inventory > 25)...
October 17, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043109/multigene-phylogeny-of-the-scyphozoan-jellyfish-family-pelagiidae-reveals-that-the-common-u-s-atlantic-sea-nettle-comprises-two-distinct-species-chrysaora-quinquecirrha-and-c-chesapeakei
#10
Keith M Bayha, Allen G Collins, Patrick M Gaffney
BACKGROUND: Species of the scyphozoan family Pelagiidae (e.g., Pelagia noctiluca, Chrysaora quinquecirrha) are well-known for impacting fisheries, aquaculture, and tourism, especially for the painful sting they can inflict on swimmers. However, historical taxonomic uncertainty at the genus (e.g., new genus Mawia) and species levels hinders progress in studying their biology and evolutionary adaptations that make them nuisance species, as well as ability to understand and/or mitigate their ecological and economic impacts...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017944/immunological-responses-and-disease-resistance-of-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-juveniles-following-dietary-administration-of-stinging-nettle-urtica-dioica
#11
Mohammad Reza Saeidi Asl, Milad Adel, Christopher Marlowe A Caipang, Mahmoud A O Dawood
The present study investigated the effects of dietary supplementation of stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) on growth performance, skin mucus, immune response and disease resistance of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) fed with diets supplemented with U. dioica at 0, 1, 2 and 3%. After 8 weeks of feeding, the addition of U. dioica at 3% level resulted in improved weight gain, specific growth rate and feed conversion ratio significantly when compared to the other groups (P < 0.05). Hematological responses including: hematocrit (Htc), hemoglobin (Hb), lymphocyte and neutrophil populations enhanced significantly in fish fed 3% of stinging nettle when measured after 4 weeks; while, total red blood cells, white blood, Htc, Hb, lymphocyte and neutrophil populations significantly increased after 8 weeks in the same group (P < 0...
October 7, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989794/a-marker-of-biological-age-explains-individual-variation-in-the-strength-of-the-adult-stress-response
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Clare Andrews, Daniel Nettle, Maria Larriva, Robert Gillespie, Sophie Reichert, Ben O Brilot, Thomas Bedford, Pat Monaghan, Karen A Spencer, Melissa Bateson
The acute stress response functions to prioritize behavioural and physiological processes that maximize survival in the face of immediate threat. There is variation between individuals in the strength of the adult stress response that is of interest in both evolutionary biology and medicine. Age is an established source of this variation-stress responsiveness diminishes with increasing age in a range of species-but unexplained variation remains. Since individuals of the same chronological age may differ markedly in their pace of biological ageing, we asked whether biological age-measured here via erythrocyte telomere length-predicts variation in stress responsiveness in adult animals of the same chronological age...
September 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986335/mobile-health-apps-in-ob-gyn-embedded-psychiatric-care-commentary
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Aydan Mehralizade, Shayna Schor, Chad M Coleman, Claire E Oppenheim, Christy A Denckla, Christina Pc Borba, David C Henderson, James Wolff, Sarah Crane, Pamela Nettles-Gomez, Avik Pal, Snezana Milanovic
This paper explores the potential benefits of the use of mobile health (mHealth) apps in obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN)-embedded psychiatric clinics in the United States. First, we highlight the increasing trend of integrating mental health care within the OB-GYN context. Second, we provide examples of successful uses of mHealth in the global health context and highlight the dearth of available research in the United States. Finally, we provide a summary of the shortcomings of currently available apps and describe the upcoming trial of a novel app currently underway at the Mother-Child Wellness Clinical and Research Center at Boston Medical Center...
October 6, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983139/future-research-directions-for-the-insurance-hypothesis-regarding-food-insecurity-and-obesity
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COMMENT
Michelle I Cardel, Greg Pavela, Emily Dhurandhar, David B Allison
This commentary discusses Nettle et al.'s "The Insurance Hypothesis" linking food insecurity to a high body mass index (BMI). Discussion about how the relationship between race/ethnicity and obesity in the United States is consistent with this hypothesis is presented. Potential ways forward to elucidate the validity of this hypothesis in humans through rigorous controlled trials is highlighted.
January 2017: Behavioral and Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975089/traditional-uses-of-medicinal-plants-to-prevent-and-treat-diabetes-an-updated-review-of-ethnobotanical-studies-in-iran
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REVIEW
Majid Asadi-Samani, Mohammad-Taghi Moradi, Leila Mahmoodnia, Shahla Alaei, Fatemeh Asadi-Samani, Tahra Luther
BACKGROUND: Obesity and physical inactivity are currently on the rise due to industrialization of the communities, which has recently led to increased incidence of different diseases such as diabetes. Epidemiological studies and figures have demonstrated the growing incidence of diabetes. Relevantly, the side effects of chemical drugs have led patients to use medicinal plants and traditional approaches despite advances in development of chemical drugs. The aim of this review article is to report the medicinal plants and their traditional uses to prevent and treat diabetes according to the findings of ethnobotanical studies conducted in different regions of Iran...
July 2017: Journal of Nephropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974794/triticale-crisp-bread-enriched-with-selected-bioactive-additives-volatile-profile-physical-characteristics-sensory-and-nutritional-properties
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Agnieszka Makowska, Małgorzata Majcher, Sylwia Mildner-Szkudlarz, Anna Jedrusek-Golinska, Krzysztof Przygoński
The effect of selected plant additives (couch grass, artichoke, kale, nettle, ground buckwheat husks, broad beans, fenugreek seeds, and extracts of yellow tea and mulberry leaf) on the volatile compounds, color, texture, sensory attributes, polyphenols, and antioxidant properties of triticale crisp bread was studied. The volatile profile of control bread was dominated by lipid oxidation products with hexanal and (E)-2-nonenal predominant. The additives strongly modified the volatile profile of the extruded crisp bread...
September 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955722/the-progestin-receptor-interactome-in-the-female-mouse-hypothalamus-interactions-with-synaptic-proteins-are-isoform-specific-and-ligand-dependent
#17
Kalpana D Acharya, Sabin A Nettles, Katherine J Sellers, Dana D Im, Moriah Harling, Cassandra Pattanayak, Didem Vardar-Ulu, Cheryl F Lichti, Shixia Huang, Dean P Edwards, Deepak P Srivastava, Larry Denner, Marc J Tetel
Progestins bind to the progestin receptor (PR) isoforms, PR-A and PR-B, in brain to influence development, female reproduction, anxiety, and stress. Hormone-activated PRs associate with multiple proteins to form functional complexes. In the present study, proteins from female mouse hypothalamus that associate with PR were isolated using affinity pull-down assays with glutathione S-transferase-tagged mouse PR-A and PR-B. Using complementary proteomics approaches, reverse phase protein array (RPPA) and mass spectrometry, we identified hypothalamic proteins that interact with PR in a ligand-dependent and isoform-specific manner and were confirmed by Western blot...
September 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912408/-results-of-a-drug-use-survey-of-filgrastim-biosimilar-1-filgrastim-bs-syringe-for-inj-mochida-and-f
#18
Tsukasa Teshima, Nao Takigawa, Yuki Makita, Chinatsu Kushiya
With the aim of evaluating the safety and efficacy of filgrastim biosimilar 1(Filgrastim BS syringe for Inj. "MOCHIDA"and "F"), we conducted a drug use results survey of this product for its indications, including mobilization of hematopoietic stem cells into peripheral blood and chemotherapy-induced neutropenia. Of the 518 cases enrolled between August 2013 and July 2015, 495 were selected to be subjects of our safety and efficacy evaluations. 37 cases (7.47%)experienced side effects, which were mainly lower back pain(19, 3...
September 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904064/structurally-novel-antiestrogens-elicit-differential-responses-from-constitutively-active-mutant-estrogen-receptors-in-breast-cancer-cells-and-tumors
#19
Yuechao Zhao, Mary J Laws, Valeria Sanabria Guillen, Yvonne Ziegler, Jian Min, Abhishek Sharma, Sung Hoon Kim, David Chu, Ben Ho Park, Steffi Oesterreich, Chengjian Mao, David J Shapiro, Kendall W Nettles, John A Katzenellenbogen, Benita S Katzenellenbogen
Many estrogen receptor α (ERα)-positive breast cancers develop resistance to endocrine therapy via mutation of ERs whose constitutive activation is associated with shorter patient survival. Because there is now a clinical need for new antiestrogens (AE) against these mutant ERs, we describe here our development and characterization of three chemically novel AEs that effectively suppress proliferation of breast cancer cells and tumors. Our AEs are effective against wild-type and Y537S and D538G ERs, the two most commonly occurring constitutively active ERs...
October 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891711/time-dependent-effects-on-synovial-fluid-composition-during-the-acute-phase-of-human-intra-articular-ankle-fracture
#20
Samuel B Adams, Rachel M Reilly, Janet L Huebner, Virginia B Kraus, Dana L Nettles
BACKGROUND: The study objective was to examine the effect of time and fracture severity on the undiluted synovial fluid (SF) microenvironment during the acute phase following intra-articular fracture (IAF) of the human ankle. METHODS: Ankle SF from 54 patients with an acute IAF was analyzed for concentrations of 10 cytokines, 5 matrix metalloproteinases, 2 products of cartilage catabolism, and combined products of heme metabolism. All analytes were correlated with time from fracture and further analyzed for an effect of 3 time subgroups (0-2 days, 3-9 days, and ≥10 days) corresponding to timepoints for clinical ankle fracture interventions...
October 2017: Foot & Ankle International
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