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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231698/effect-of-feeding-of-blend-of-essential-oils-on-methane-production-growth-nutrient-utilization-in-growing-buffaloes
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M A Yatoo, L C Chaudhary, Neeta Agarwal, V B Chaturvedi, D N Kamra
Objective: An experiment was conducted to study the effect of a blend of essential oils (BEO) on enteric methane emission and growth performance of buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis). Methods: Twenty one growing male buffaloes (average body weight of 279 ± 9.3 kg) were divided in to three groups. The animals of all the three groups were fed on a ration consisting of wheat straw and concentrate mixture targeting 500g daily live weight gain. The three dietary groups were; Group1: control without additive, Group 2 and 3: supplemented with BEO @ 0...
February 23, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227802/developing-a-one-channel-bci-system-using-a-dry-claw-like-electrode
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Xuhong Guo, Weihua Pei, Yijun Wang, Qiang Gui, He Zhang, Xiao Xing, Yong Huang, Hongda Chen, Ruicong Liu, Yuanyuan Liu, Xuhong Guo, Weihua Pei, Yijun Wang, Qiang Gui, He Zhang, Xiao Xing, Yong Huang, Hongda Chen, Ruicong Liu, Yuanyuan Liu, Hongda Chen, Yijun Wang, Weihua Pei, Yuanyuan Liu, Ruicong Liu, He Zhang, Qiang Gui, Xuhong Guo, Yong Huang, Xiao Xing
An eight-class SSVEP-based BCI system was designed and demonstrated in this study. To minimize the complexity of the traditional equipment and operation, only one work electrode was used. The work electrode was fabricated in our laboratory and designed as a claw-like structure with a diameter of 15 mm, featuring 8 small fingers of 4mm length and 2 mm diameter, and the weight was only 0.1g. The structure and elasticity can help the fingers pass through the hair and contact the scalp when placed on head. The electrode was capable to collect evoked brain activities such as steady-state visual evoked potentials (SSVEPs)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226934/self-folding-hydrogel-bilayer-for-enhanced-drug-loading-encapsulation-and-transport
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Hen-Wei Huang, Andrew J Petruska, Mahmut Selman Sakar, Maria Skoura, Franziska Ullrich, Qi Zhangm, Salvador Pane, Bradley J Nelson, Hen-Wei Huang, Andrew J Petruska, Mahmut Selman Sakar, Maria Skoura, Franziska Ullrich, Qi Zhangm, Salvador Pane, Bradley J Nelson, Hen-Wei Huang, Franziska Ullrich, Bradley J Nelson, Maria Skoura, Mahmut Selman Sakar, Salvador Pane, Andrew J Petruska
Hydrogel-based robotic microdevices are currently investigated for minimally invasive medical procedures. Hydrogels are especially suited to targeted drug delivery applications as they are able to carry several times more drug solution than its dry weight. A major drawback of these system is that drug release takes place before reaching the targeted area in the body. We introduce a strategy based on a self-folding bilayer to prevent release during transportation without hindering the drug loading efficiency of the hydrogel...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226409/effects-of-xylanase-supplementation-on-growth-performance-nutrient-digestibility-blood-parameters-fecal-microbiota-fecal-score-and-fecal-noxious-gas-emission-of-weaning-pigs-fed-corn-soybean-meal-based-diet
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Ruixia Lan, Tianshui Li, Inho Kim
This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of xylanase supplementation on nutrient digestibility, growth performance, blood parameters, fecal microflora shedding, fecal score and fecal noxious gas emission of weaning pigs fed corn-soybean meal based diet. A total of 150 weaning pigs with an average initial body weight (BW) of 7.85 ± 0.93 kg were randomly allocated to three treatments based on BW and sex (10 replicate pens with five pigs, two gilts and three barrows) were used in this 42-day trial...
February 22, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226182/effect-of-different-solvents-on-the-measurement-of-phenolics-and-the-antioxidant-activity-of-mulberry-morus-atropurpurea-roxb-with-accelerated-solvent-extraction
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Jiufang Yang, XiaoQun Ou, Xiaoxu Zhang, ZiYing Zhou, LiYan Ma
The effects of 9 different solvents on the measurement of the total phenolics and antioxidant activities of mulberry fruits were studied using accelerated solvent extraction (ASE). Sixteen to 22 types of phenolics (flavonols, flavan-3-ols, flavanol, hydroxycinnamic acids, hydroxybenzoic acids, and stilbenes) from different mulberry extracts were characterized and quantified using HPLC-MS/MS. The principal component analysis (PCA) was used to determine the suitable solvents to distinguish between different classes of phenolics...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225890/the-anesthetic-agent-sevoflurane-attenuates-pulmonary-acute-lung-injury-by-modulating-apoptotic-pathways
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L Wang, Y Ye, H B Su, J P Yang
The objective of this study was to evaluate lung protection by the volatile anesthetic sevoflurane (SEVO), which inhibits apoptosis. Male Sprague-Dawley rats (250-280 g; n=18) were randomly divided into three groups. The LPS group received 5 mg/kg endotoxin (lipopolysaccharide), which induced acute lung injury (ALI). The control (CTRL) group received normal saline and the SEVO group received sevoflurane (2.5%) for 30 min after ALI was induced by 5 mg/kg LPS. Samples were collected for analysis 12 h after LPS...
February 20, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224386/%C3%AE-bisabolol-inhibits-aspergillus-fumigatus-af239-growth-via-affecting-microsomal-%C3%A2-24-sterol-methyltransferase-as-a-crucial-enzyme-in-ergosterol-biosynthesis-pathway
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Zahra Jahanshiri, Masoomeh Shams-Ghahfarokhi, Farnoush Asghari-Paskiabi, Reza Saghiri, Mehdi Razzaghi-Abyaneh
Finding new compounds with antifungal properties is an important task due to the side effects of common antifungal drugs and emerging antifungal resistance in fungal strains. ∆(24)-sterol methyltransferase (24-SMT) is a crucial enzyme that plays important roles in fungal ergosterol biosynthesis pathway and is not found in humans. In the present study, the effects of α-bisabolol on Aspergillus fumigatus Af239 growth and ergosterol synthesis on the base of 24-SMT enzyme activity were studied; in addition, the expression of erg6, the gene encoded 24-SMT, was considered...
March 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224250/abscisic-acid-sucrose-and-auxin-coordinately-regulate-berry-ripening-process-of-the-fujiminori-grape
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Haifeng Jia, Zhenqiang Xie, Chen Wang, Lingfei Shangguan, Ning Qian, Mengjie Cui, Zhongjie Liu, Ting Zheng, Mengqi Wang, Jinggui Fang
The aim of this study was to examine the effect of abscisic acid (ABA), sucrose, and auxin on grape fruit development and to assess the mechanism of these three factors on the grape fruit ripening process. Different concentrations of ABA, sucrose, and auxin were used to treat the grape fruit, and the ripening-related indices, such as physiological and molecular level parameters, were analyzed. The activity of BG protein activity was analyzed during the fruit development. Sucrose, ABA, and auxin influenced the grape fruit sugar accumulation in different ways, as well as the volatile compounds, anthocyanin content, and fruit firmness...
February 21, 2017: Functional & Integrative Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224000/co-inoculation-effect-of-rhizobia-and-plant-growth-promoting-rhizobacteria-on-common-bean-growth-in-a-low-phosphorus-soil
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Hezekiah Korir, Nancy W Mungai, Moses Thuita, Yosef Hamba, Cargele Masso
Nitrogen (N) fixation through legume-Rhizobium symbiosis is important for enhancing agricultural productivity and is therefore of great economic interest. Growing evidence indicates that other soil beneficial bacteria can positively affect symbiotic performance of rhizobia. Nodule endophytic plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) were isolated from common bean nodules from Nakuru County in Kenya and characterized 16S rDNA partial gene sequencing. The effect of co-inoculation of rhizobium and PGPR, on nodulation and growth of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223995/synergistic-action-of-a-microbial-based-biostimulant-and-a-plant-derived-protein-hydrolysate-enhances-lettuce-tolerance-to-alkalinity-and-salinity
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Youssef Rouphael, Mariateresa Cardarelli, Paolo Bonini, Giuseppe Colla
In the coming years, farmers will have to deal with growing crops under suboptimal conditions dictated by global climate changes. The application of plant biostimulants such as beneficial microorganisms and plant-derived protein hydrolysates (PHs) may represent an interesting approach for increasing crop tolerance to alkalinity and salinity. The current research aimed at elucidating the agronomical, physiological, and biochemical effects as well as the changes in mineral composition of greenhouse lettuce (Lactuca sativa L...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223994/enhanced-grain-iron-levels-in-rice-expressing-an-iron-regulated-metal-transporter-nicotianamine-synthase-and-ferritin-gene-cassette
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Kulaporn Boonyaves, Ting-Ying Wu, Wilhelm Gruissem, Navreet K Bhullar
Micronutrient malnutrition is widespread, especially in poor populations across the globe, and iron deficiency anemia is one of the most prevalent forms of micronutrient deficiencies. Iron deficiency anemia has severe consequences for human health, working ability, and quality of life. Several interventions including iron supplementation and food fortification have been attempted and met with varied degrees of success. Rice, which is a staple food for over half of the world's population, is an important target crop for iron biofortification...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223466/short-term-effect-of-autogenic-drainage-on-ventilation-inhomogeneity-in-adult-subjects-with-stable-non-cystic-fibrosis-bronchiectasis
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William Poncin, Grégory Reychler, Noémie Leeuwerck, Nathalie Bauwens, Anne-Sophie Aubriot, Candice Nader, Giuseppe Liistro, Sophie Gohy
BACKGROUND: Lung clearance index (LCI), a measure of ventilation inhomogeneity derived from a multiple-breath washout test, is a promising tool for assessing airway function in patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis. However, it is unknown whether ventilation inhomogeneity could improve after successful elimination of excessive secretions within bronchiectasis. The objective of this work was to assess the short-term effects of lung secretion clearance using the autogenic drainage technique on standard lung function tests and LCI in subjects with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis...
February 21, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223079/pie-waste-a-component-of-food-waste-and-a-renewable-substrate-for-producing-ethanol
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Margaret Magyar, Leonardo da Costa Sousa, Singaram Jayanthi, Venkatesh Balan
Sugar-rich food waste is a sustainable feedstock that can be converted into ethanol without an expensive thermochemical pretreatment that is commonly used in first and second generation processes. In this manuscript we have outlined the pie waste conversion to ethanol through a two-step process, namely, enzyme hydrolysis using commercial enzyme products mixtures and microbial fermentation using yeast. Optimized enzyme cocktail was found to be 45% alpha amylase, 45% gamma amylase, and 10% pectinase at 2.5mg enzyme protein/g glucan produced a hydrolysate with high glucose concentration...
February 17, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223005/schisandra-lignans-production-regulated-by-different-bioreactor-type
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Agnieszka Szopa, Adam Kokotkiewicz, Maria Luczkiewicz, Halina Ekiert
Schisandra chinensis (Chinese magnolia vine) is a rich source of therapeutically relevant dibenzocyclooctadiene lignans with anticancer, immunostimulant and hepatoprotective activities. In the present work, shoot cultures of S. chinensis were grown in different types of bioreactors with the aim to select a system suitable for the large scale in vitro production of schisandra lignans. The cultures were maintained in Murashige-Skoog (MS) medium supplemented with 3mg/l 6-benzylaminopurine (BA) and 1mg/l 1-naphthaleneacetic acid (NAA)...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222832/the-impact-of-divergent-breed-types-and-diets-on-methane-emissions-rumen-characteristics-and-performance-of-finishing-beef-cattle
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C-A Duthie, M Haskell, J J Hyslop, A Waterhouse, R J Wallace, R Roehe, J A Rooke
This study was undertaken to further develop our understanding of the links between breed, diet and the rumen microbial community and determine their effect on production characteristics and methane (CH4) emissions from beef cattle. The experiment was of a 2×2 factorial design, comprising two breeds (crossbred Charolais (CHX); purebred Luing (LU)) and two diets (concentrate-straw or silage-based). In total, 80 steers were used and balanced for sire within each breed, farm of origin and BW across diets. The diets (fed as total mixed rations) consisted of (g/kg dry matter (DM)) forage to concentrate ratios of either 500 : 500 (Mixed) or 79 : 921 (Concentrate)...
February 22, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222700/quantitative-evaluation-of-protocorm-growth-and-fungal-colonization-in-bletilla-striata-orchidaceae-reveals-less-productive-symbiosis-with-a-non-native-symbiotic-fungus
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Tatsuki Yamamoto, Chihiro Miura, Masako Fuji, Shotaro Nagata, Yuria Otani, Takahiro Yagame, Masahide Yamato, Hironori Kaminaka
BACKGROUND: In nature, orchid plants depend completely on symbiotic fungi for their nutrition at the germination and the subsequent seedling (protocorm) stages. However, only limited quantitative methods for evaluating the orchid-fungus interactions at the protocorm stage are currently available, which greatly constrains our understanding of the symbiosis. Here, we aimed to improve and integrate quantitative evaluations of the growth and fungal colonization in the protocorms of a terrestrial orchid, Blettila striata, growing on a plate medium...
February 21, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220507/relationships-between-inflammation-and-immunity-related-transcript-abundance-in-the-rumen-and-jejunum-of-beef-steers-with-divergent-average-daily-gain
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J G Reynolds, A P Foote, H C Freetly, W T Oliver, A K Lindholm-Perry
The bovine rumen papillae are in contact with a wide array of microorganisms and the metabolites they produce, which may activate an inflammatory and/or immune response. Cytokines, chemokines and their receptor genes were tested for differential expression in the rumen and jejunum of beef steers with greater and lesser average daily body weight gain (ADG) near the average daily dry matter intake (DMI) for the population. Angus-sired steers (n = 16) were used to represent the greater (ADG = 2.2 ± 0.07 kg/day; DMI = 10...
February 21, 2017: Animal Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219400/alleviation-of-secondary-brain-injury-posttraumatic-inflammation-and-brain-edema-formation-by-inhibition-of-factor-xiia
#18
Sarah Hopp, Marc W Nolte, Christian Stetter, Christoph Kleinschnitz, Anna-Leena Sirén, Christiane Albert-Weissenberger
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a devastating neurological condition and a frequent cause of permanent disability. Posttraumatic inflammation and brain edema formation, two pathological key events contributing to secondary brain injury, are mediated by the contact-kinin system. Activation of this pathway in the plasma is triggered by activated factor XII. Hence, we set out to study in detail the influence of activated factor XII on the abovementioned pathophysiological features of TBI...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219296/phytochemical-screening-and-evaluation-of-in-vitro-antioxidant-and-antimicrobial-activities-of-the-indigenous-medicinal-plant-albizia-odoratissima
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Venkanna Banothu, Chandrasekharnath Neelagiri, Uma Adepally, Jayalakshmi Lingam, Kesavaharshini Bommareddy
CONTEXT: Albizia odoratissima (L. f.) Benth has been used in Indian folk medicine to treat numerous inflammatory pathologies, such as leprosy, ulcers, burns and asthma. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of A. odoratissima. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Dried leaves of A. odoratissima were extracted in organic solvents (hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate, and methanol). The total phenolic content (TPC) and total flavonoid content (TFC) were determined using the Folin-Ciocalteu and aluminum chloride colorimetric methods, respectively...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218842/medium-chain-chlorinated-paraffins-cps-dominate-in-australian-sewage-sludge
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Sicco Hendrik Brandsma, Louise van Mourik, Jake William O'Brien, Geoff Eaglesham, Pim E G Leonards, Jacob De Boer, Christie Gallen, Jochen F Mueller, Caroline Gaus, Christian Bogdal
To simultaneously quantify and profile the complex mixture of short-, median-, and long-chain CPs (SCCPs, MCCPs and LCCPs) in Australian sewage sludge, we applied and further validated a recently developed novel instrumental technique, using quadrupole time-of-flight high resolution mass spectrometry running in the negative atmospheric pressure chemical ionization mode (APCI-qTOF-HRMS). Without using an analytical column the cleaned extracts were directly injected into the qTOF-HRMS followed by quantification of the CPs by a mathematical algorithm...
February 20, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
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