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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437740/stabilization-of-metal-loid-s-in-two-contaminated-agricultural-soils-comparing-biochar-to-its-non-pyrolysed-source-material
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Lukáš Trakal, Irene Raya-Moreno, Kerry Mitchell, Luke Beesley
Two metal(loid) contaminated agricultural soils were amended with grape stalk (wine production by-product)-derived biochar as well as its pre-pyrolysed origin material, to investigate their geochemical impacts on As, Cr, Cu and Zn. Detailed physico-chemical evaluation combined with a column leaching test determined the retention of metal(loid)s from soil solution by each amendments. A pot experiment measured metal(loid)s in soil pore water and their uptake to ryegrass when the amendments were mixed into soils at 1 and 5% (w/w)...
April 15, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437164/factors-affecting-the-levels-of-heavy-metals-in-juices-processed-with-filter-aids
#2
Zhengfang Wang, Lauren S Jackson, Joseph E Jablonski
This study investigated factors that may contribute to the presence of arsenic and other heavy metals in apple and grape juices processed with filter aids. Different types and grades of filter aids were analyzed for arsenic, lead, and cadmium with inductively coupled plasma-tandem mass spectrometry. Potential factors affecting the transfer of heavy metals to juices during filtration treatments were evaluated. Effects of washing treatments on removal of heavy metals from filter aids were also determined. Results showed that diatomaceous earth (DE) generally contained a higher level of arsenic than perlite, whereas perlite had a higher lead content than DE...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436828/sensory-profile-and-volatile-aroma-composition-of-reduced-alcohol-merlot-wines-fermented-with-metschnikowia-pulcherrima-and-saccharomyces-uvarum
#3
C Varela, A Barker, T Tran, A Borneman, C Curtin
Strategies for production of wines containing lower alcohol concentrations are in strong demand, for reasons of quality, health, and taxation. Development and application of wine yeasts that are less efficient at transforming grape sugars into ethanol has the potential to allow winemakers the freedom to make lower alcohol wines from grapes harvested at optimal ripeness, without the need for post-fermentation processes aimed at removing ethanol. We have recently shown that two non-conventional wine yeast species Metschnikowia pulcherrima and Saccharomyces uvarum were both able to produce wine with reduced alcohol concentration...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433664/ovaries-of-the-white-worm-enchytraeus-albidus-annelida-clitellata-are-composed-of-16-celled-meroistic-germ-line-cysts
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Anna Z Urbisz, Łukasz Chajec, Agnieszka Brąszewska-Zalewska, Janusz Kubrakiewicz, Piotr Świątek
The paired ovaries of E. albidus are like a bunch of grapes and are composed of clearly separated units, syncytial germ cysts (clusters), which are surrounded by a thin layer of somatic cells. Each cyst maintains the connection with the ovary by an extended stalk that is composed of somatic cells. The spatial architecture of the germ-line cysts found in E. albidus is the same as in other clitellate annelids that have been studied to date. As a rule, germ cells are located at the cyst periphery and each has only one ring canal that connects it to the common and centrally located cytoplasmic mass, the cytophore...
April 19, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429081/cognitive-and-mood-improvements-following-acute-supplementation-with-purple-grape-juice-in-healthy-young-adults
#5
C F Haskell-Ramsay, R C Stuart, E J Okello, A W Watson
PURPOSE: Berry-derived phenolic compounds found in grapes have been associated with a number of health benefits, including the augmentation of human brain function and cognition. Previous intervention studies of Concord grape juice have demonstrated improvement to memory and driving ability following 3- to 4-month supplementation in middle-aged and older adults. However, no studies to date have demonstrated acute cognitive benefits of grape juice, and investigation of these effects in young adults is lacking...
April 20, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427739/boosting-biogas-production-from-sewage-sludge-by-adding-small-amount-of-agro-industrial-by-products-and-food-waste-residues
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A E Maragkaki, M Fountoulakis, A Kyriakou, K Lasaridi, T Manios
In Greece, in many cities, wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) operate their own anaerobic digestion (AD) facility in order to treat sewage sludge rather than achieve optimum biogas production. Nowadays, there is a growing interest regarding the addition of other co-substrates in these existing facilities in order to increase gas yield from the biomass. This practice may be possible by adding small amount of co-substrates which will not affect significantly in the designed hydraulic retention time. Nonetheless, the lack of experimental data regarding this option is a serious obstacle...
April 17, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424672/isolation-and-identification-of-the-indigenous-yeast-population-during-spontaneous-fermentation-of-isabella-vitis-labrusca-l-grape-must
#7
María L Raymond Eder, Cristina Reynoso, Santiago C Lauret, Alberto L Rosa
Grape must harbors a complex community of yeast species responsible for spontaneous alcoholic fermentation. Although there are detailed studies on the microbiota of Vitis vinifera L. grapes, less is known about the diversity and behavior of yeast communities present on fermenting grape must from other species of Vitis. In this work, we used a culture-dependent method to study the identity and dynamics of the indigenous yeast population present during the spontaneous fermentation of Isabella (Vitis labrusca L...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420078/natural-phenol-polymers-recent-advances-in-food-and-health-applications
#8
REVIEW
Lucia Panzella, Alessandra Napolitano
Natural phenol polymers are widely represented in nature and include a variety of classes including tannins and lignins as the most prominent. Largely consumed foods are rich sources of phenol polymers, notably black foods traditionally used in East Asia, but other non-edible, easily accessible sources, e.g., seaweeds and wood, have been considered with increasing interest together with waste materials from agro-based industries, primarily grape pomace and other byproducts of fruit and coffee processing. Not in all cases were the main structural components of these materials identified because of their highly heterogeneous nature...
April 14, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416754/unique-synergistic-formulation-of-curcumin-epicatechin-gallate-and-resveratrol-tricurin-suppresses-hpv-e6-eliminates-hpv-cancer-cells-and-inhibits-tumor-progression
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Sumit Mukherjee, Priya Ranjan Debata, Rahman Hussaini, Kaushiki Chatterjee, Juliet N E Baidoo, Samay Sampat, Anita Szerszen, Joseph P Navarra, Jimmie Fata, Elena Severinova, Probal Banerjee, Mario R Castellanos
Curcumin (from curry) (C) is highly potent against cervical cancer cells (CCC), but poor bioavailability has limited its clinical use. Similar natural polyphenols resveratrol (from grapes) (R), and epicatechin gallate (from green tea) (E) also display activity against CCC. By treating CCC (HeLa) with C, E, or R, or combinations of these compounds, we computed combination indices and observed a strong synergism among C, E, and R at the unique molar ratio 4:1:12.5. This combination, named as TriCurin, rapidly down regulated HPV18 E6 and NF-kB expression while concomitantly inducing the tumor suppressor protein p53 in HeLa cells...
March 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414956/geosmin-as-a-source-of-the-earthy-musty-smell-in-fruits-vegetables-and-water-origins-impact-on-foods-and-water-and-review-of-the-removing-techniques
#10
REVIEW
Viacheslav Liato, Mohammed Aïder
The earthy-musty smell produced by Streptomyces sp. is assigned to geosmin and is responsible for the major organoleptic defects found in drinking water, fruits and vegetables such as grapes, mushrooms, carrots, and beet. Geosmin is also found in juices and musts before fermentation and its presence has been associated with partial presence of Botrytis cinerea. It has a variable detection threshold depending on the matrix and the detection level ranges from 5 to 50 ng/L. On the sensory level, very few individuals are immune to geosmin and although the intensity of the defect caused by this molecule decreases rapidly in the nose, a bad taste is very persistent in the mouth...
April 8, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412633/relationship-among-color-development-anthocyanin-and-pigment-related-gene-expression-in-crimson-seedless-grapes-treated-with-abscisic-acid-and-sucrose
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Daniela Olivares, Carolina Contreras, Victoria Muñoz, Sebastián Rivera, Mauricio González-Agüero, Julio Retamales, Bruno G Defilippi
'Crimson Seedless' is one of the most important table grape varieties in Chile, but under certain environmental conditions, the fruit exhibits inadequate red color development, causing economic losses due to lower product quality. The use of plant growth regulators, such as abscisic acid (ABA) and ethylene, during development increases the anthocyanin content of the skin, improving the color of the berry. Recently, sucrose has been identified as a signaling molecule capable of regulating the expression of genes of the anthocyanin biosynthesis pathway...
April 6, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412456/dietary-proanthocyanidins-prevent-ultraviolet-radiation-induced-non-melanoma-skin-cancer-through-enhanced-repair-of-damaged-dna-dependent-activation-of-immune-sensitivity
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REVIEW
Santosh K Katiyar, Harish C Pal, Ram Prasad
Numerous plant products have been used to prevent and manage a wide variety of diseases for centuries. These products are now considered as promising options for the development of more effective and less toxic alternatives to the systems of medicine developed primarily in developed countries in the modern era. Grape seed proanthocyanidins (GSPs) are of great interest due to their anti-carcinogenic effects that have been demonstrated using various tumor models including ultraviolet (UV) radiation-induced non-melanoma skin cancer...
April 12, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411734/hri-usability-evaluation-of-interaction-modes-for-a-teleoperated-agricultural-robotic-sprayer
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George Adamides, Christos Katsanos, Yisrael Parmet, Georgios Christou, Michalis Xenos, Thanasis Hadzilacos, Yael Edan
Teleoperation of an agricultural robotic system requires effective and efficient human-robot interaction. This paper investigates the usability of different interaction modes for agricultural robot teleoperation. Specifically, we examined the overall influence of two types of output devices (PC screen, head mounted display), two types of peripheral vision support mechanisms (single view, multiple views), and two types of control input devices (PC keyboard, PS3 gamepad) on observed and perceived usability of a teleoperated agricultural sprayer...
July 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407955/influence-of-ripeness-and-maceration-of-the-grapes-on-levels-of-furan-and-carbonyl-compounds-in-wine-simultaneous-quantitative-determination-and-assessment-of-the-exposure-risk-to-these-compounds
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Laura Oliveira Lago, Karine Primieri Nicolli, Aline Biasoto Marques, Claudia Alcaraz Zini, Juliane Elisa Welke
The validated method based on the use of headspace solid phase microextraction (HS-SPME) coupled with the comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography with time-of-flight mass spectrometric detection (GC×GC/TOFMS) proved to be appropriate for this first simultaneous quantitative determination of six toxic compounds (formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, ethyl carbamate, furan, furfural and acrolein) found in wines. Acetaldehyde and acrolein coeluted with other wine compounds, which indicated that difficulties could arise if only one-dimensional gas chromatography was used for the determination of these compounds...
September 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407909/effect-of-temperature-and-relative-humidity-on-stability-following-simulated-gastro-intestinal-digestion-of-microcapsules-of-bordo-grape-skin-phenolic-extract-produced-with-different-carrier-agents
#15
Luiza Siede Kuck, Júlia Lerina Wesolowski, Caciano Pelayo Zapata Noreña
The stability of microparticles of Bordo grape skin aqueous extract, produced by spray-drying and freeze-drying using polydextrose (5%) and partially hydrolyzed guar gum (5%), was evaluated under accelerated conditions (75 and 90% relative humidity, at 35, 45, and 55°C for 35days) and simulated gastrointestinal digestion. The temperature had a significant effect on the reduction of phenolics content, with retentions varying from 82.5 to 93.5%. The retention of total monomer anthocyanins were in the range of 3...
September 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405813/estimation-of-dietary-total-antioxidant-capacity-of-korean-adults
#16
Shinyoung Jun, Ock K Chun, Hyojee Joung
PURPOSE: Dietary total antioxidant capacity (TAC) has been reported to be inversely associated with the risk of chronic diseases. However, little is known about dietary TAC among the Korean population. Therefore, we aimed to estimate the dietary TAC of Korean adults and to document the major food sources. METHODS: We studied 33,581 Korean adults aged ≥19 years who participated in the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2007-2012. Dietary TAC was estimated from 1-day 24-h dietary recall data using a TAC database comprising antioxidant capacities of 42 dietary antioxidants, developed for common Korean foods...
April 12, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405407/invasive-drosophila-suzukii-facilitates-drosophila-melanogaster-infestation-and-sour-rot-outbreaks-in-the-vineyards
#17
A Rombaut, R Guilhot, A Xuéreb, L Benoit, M P Chapuis, P Gibert, S Fellous
How do invasive pests affect interactions between members of pre-existing agrosystems? The invasive pest Drosophila suzukii is suspected to be involved in the aetiology of sour rot, a grapevine disease that otherwise develops following Drosophila melanogaster infestation of wounded berries. We combined field observations with laboratory assays to disentangle the relative roles of both Drosophila in disease development. We observed the emergence of numerous D. suzukii, but no D. melanogaster flies, from bunches that started showing mild sour rot symptoms days after field collection...
March 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403634/potential-use-of-secondary-products-of-the-agri-food-industry-for-topical-formulations-and-comparative-analysis-of-antioxidant-activity-of-grape-leaf-polyphenols
#18
Roger Remy Dresch, Maria Terezinha Kreinecker Dresch, Renata Biegelmeyer, Débora Fretes Argenta, Ricardo Fagundes da Rocha, Helder Ferreira Teixeira, José Cláudio Fonseca Moreira, Amélia Teresinha Henriques
The aim of the present study was to develop a phytocosmetic using Vitis waste by-products, for use as a topical formulation for skin protection against ultraviolet radiation damage. The study also evaluates the free radical scavenger activity of the crude extracts of dried leaves of Vitis vinifera and Vitis labrusca, as well as the anthocyanins, flavonoid fraction and isolated compounds. Next, release and permeation studies of hydrogels were performed using Franz-type diffusion cells. Flavonoid acted more intensively in TRAP and conjugated dienes antioxidant assays, whereas anthocyanins had higher antioxidant activity in hydroxyl and nitric oxide assay...
April 13, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403352/effects-of-grape-seed-extract-on-periodontal-disease-an-experimental-study-in-rats
#19
Feyza Otan Özden, Elif Eser Sakallioğlu, Umur Sakallioğlu, Bülent Ayas, Züleyha Erişgin
Objective: This study aimed to demonstrate the effect of grape seed extract (GSE) on periodontitis. Material and Methods: Ligature induced periodontitis was created in 40 rats and they were assigned to four equal groups. One group was fed laboratory diet (group A) while three groups received GSE additionally. Silk ligatures were placed around the cervical area of the mandibular first molars for four weeks to induce periodontitis. The GSE groups were reallocated regarding GSE consumption as: for two weeks before ligation (group B; totally eight weeks), from ligation to two weeks after removal of the ligature (group C; totally six weeks), and for two weeks from ligature removal (group D; totally two weeks)...
March 2017: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401747/dynamics-of-mono-and-dual-species-biofilm-formation-and-interactions-between-staphylococcus-aureus-and-gram-negative-bacteria
#20
Jitka Makovcova, Vladimir Babak, Pavel Kulich, Josef Masek, Michal Slany, Lenka Cincarova
Microorganisms are not commonly found in the planktonic state but predominantly form dual- and multispecies biofilms in almost all natural environments. Bacteria in multispecies biofilms cooperate, compete or have neutral interactions according to the involved species. Here, the development of mono- and dual-species biofilms formed by Staphylococcus aureus and other foodborne pathogens such as Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Enteritidis, potentially pathogenic Raoultella planticola and non-pathogenic Escherichia coli over the course of 24, 48 and 72 h was studied...
April 11, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
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