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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731503/impact-of-soybean-aging-conditions-on-tofu-sensory-characteristics-and-acceptance
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Neide Kiyoko Kondo Kamizake, Lilian Catarini Pereira Silva, Sandra Helena Prudencio
BACKGROUND: Tofu from aged soybeans has poor quality, mainly texture. Texture defects related in literature are contradictory. No study has approached all sensory properties simultaneously. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of soybean aging conditions (natural: ambient temperature and RH, 18 months, and accelerated: 30 °C, 84% RH, 6 months) on all the sensory characteristics and acceptance of tofu. Texture and color were also evaluated by instrumental method. Control condition was -20 °C, 47% RH...
July 21, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729675/oxygen-induced-impairment-in-arterial-function-is-corrected-by-slow-breathing-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes
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Luciano Bernardi, Daniel Gordin, Marco Bordino, Milla Rosengård-Bärlund, Anna Sandelin, Carol Forsblom, Per-Henrik Groop
Hyperoxia and slow breathing acutely improve autonomic function in type-1 diabetes. However, their effects on arterial function may reveal different mechanisms, perhaps potentially useful. To test the effects of oxygen and slow breathing we measured arterial function (augmentation index, pulse wave velocity), baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) and oxygen saturation (SAT), during spontaneous and slow breathing (6 breaths/min), in normoxia and hyperoxia (5 L/min oxygen) in 91 type-1 diabetic and 40 age-matched control participants...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724778/eupnea-tachypnea-and-autoresuscitation-in-a-closed-loop-respiratory-control-model
#3
Casey O Diekman, Peter J Thomas, Christopher G Wilson
How sensory information influences the dynamics of rhythm generation varies across systems, and general principles for understanding this aspect of motor control are lacking. Determining the origin of respiratory rhythm generation is challenging because the mechanisms in a central circuit considered in isolation may be different than those in the intact organism. We analyze a closed-loop respiratory control model incorporating a central pattern generator (CPG), the Butera-Rinzel-Smith (BRS) model, together with lung mechanics, oxygen handling, and chemosensory components...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724104/fate-characterization-of-benzene-kresoxim-methyl-a-strobilurin-fungicide-in-different-aerobic-soils
#4
Jinhao Zhao, Likun Wang, Jingli Cheng, Wei Wang, Qingfu Ye
Benzene kresoxim-methyl (BKM) is a promising broad-spectrum strobilurin fungicide widely used to control fungal pathogens in crops. However, information on its environmental fate is limited. To broaden our understanding of this fungicide's kinetic fate in aerobic soils, we labeled BKM with C on its benzoate ring and used ultralow-level liquid scintillation counting coupled with high-performance liquid chromatography analysis. Results show that degradation, mineralization, and bound residue (BR) formation of BKM was controlled by soil type and microbial community composition...
May 2017: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720789/evolutionarily-conserved-bil4-suppresses-the-degradation-of-brassinosteroid-receptor-bri1-and-regulates-cell-elongation
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Ayumi Yamagami, Chieko Saito, Miki Nakazawa, Shozo Fujioka, Tomohiro Uemura, Minami Matsui, Masaaki Sakuta, Kazuo Shinozaki, Hiroyuki Osada, Akihiko Nakano, Tadao Asami, Takeshi Nakano
Brassinosteroids (BRs), plant steroid hormones, play important roles in plant cell elongation and differentiation. To investigate the mechanisms of BR signaling, we previously used the BR biosynthesis inhibitor Brz as a chemical biology tool and identified the Brz-insensitive-long hypocotyl4 mutant (bil4). Although the BIL4 gene encodes a seven-transmembrane-domain protein that is evolutionarily conserved in plants and animals, the molecular function of BIL4 in BR signaling has not been elucidated. Here, we demonstrate that BIL4 is expressed in early elongating cells and regulates cell elongation in Arabidopsis...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718999/resilience-is-decreased-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome-and-associated-with-symptoms-and-cortisol-response
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S H Park, B D Naliboff, W Shih, A P Presson, E J Videlock, T Ju, L Kilpatrick, A Gupta, E A Mayer, L Chang
BACKGROUND: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a stress-sensitive disorder associated with early adverse life events (EALs) and a dysregulated hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Resilience is the ability to recover and adapt positively to stress but has not been well studied in IBS. The aims of this study are to compare resilience in IBS and healthy controls (HCs) and to assess its relationships with IBS symptom severity, quality of life (QOL), EALs, and HPA axis response. METHODS: Two hundred fifty-six subjects (154 IBS, 102 HCs) completed questionnaires for resilience (Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale [CD-RISC] and Brief Resilience Scale [BRS]), IBS symptoms, IBS-QOL, and EALs...
July 18, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716522/exercise-individualized-by-trimpi-method-reduces-arterial-stiffness-in-early-onset-type-2-diabetic-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial-with-aerobic-interval-training
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Alfonso Bellia, Ferdinando Iellamo, Elisa De Carli, Aikaterini Andreadi, Elvira Padua, Mauro Lombardo, Giuseppe Annino, Francesca Campoli, Sara Tartaglione, Stefano D'Ottavio, David Della-Morte, Davide Lauro
BACKGROUND: Arterial stiffness (AS) and baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) are subclinical markers of vascular diseases in type 2 diabetes (T2D). We evaluated the effects of aerobic interval training (AIT), with loads prescribed according to individual heart rate and lactate profiling obtained during a baseline treadmill test (TRIMPi method), on AS and BRS in patients with early-onset T2D without cardiovascular complications. POPULATION STUDY AND METHODS: Twenty-two sedentary overweight T2D patients (aged 57±7years) were randomized to 12-weeks open-label of supervised AIT by TRIMPi (n=8) or unsupervised physical activity as per usual care (SOC) (n=11)...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710030/differences-of-sympathetic-and-parasympathetic-modulation-in-major-depression
#8
Andy Schumann, Caroline Andrack, Karl-Jürgen Bär
Inconsistent results have been reported with respect to cardiac autonomic function in major depression. The aim of our study was to investigate autonomic function in various branches of the autonomic nervous system in order to better understand parasympathetic and sympathetic modulation in the disease. We investigated 29 unmedicated patients suffering from major depression (MD) in comparison to matched control subjects (gender, age, BMI). The autonomic assessment at rest included values of heart rate variability (HRV), blood pressure variability (BPV), baroreflex sensitivity (BRS), respiration, skin conductance (SC) as well as the calculation of pupillary diameter and the unrest index (PUI)...
July 12, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708775/continuous-cardiac-autonomic-and-hemodynamic-responses-to-isometric-exercise
#9
Katrina A Taylor, Jonathan D Wiles, Damian D Coleman, Rajan Sharma, Jamie M Oʼdriscoll
PURPOSE: Elevated arterial blood pressure (BP) is associated with autonomic dysfunction and impaired hemodynamic control mechanisms. Isometric exercise (IE) training has been demonstrated effective at reducing BP; however, the continuous cardiovascular responses during IE are underinvestigated. We hypothesized that reflex autonomic cardiovascular control is an important mediator in reducing BP. To test our hypothesis, we investigated continuous cardiac autonomic modulation and baroreceptor reflex sensitivity (BRS) in response to IE...
August 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707593/effects-of-some-indigenous-plants-of-north-karnataka-india-on-cardiovascular-and-glucose-regulatory-systems-in-diabetic-rats
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Kusal K Das, Kailash S Chadchan, R Chandramouli Reddy, M S Biradar, Pallavi S Kanthe, Bheemshetty S Pati, Jeevan G Ambekar, Ishwar B Bagoji, Swastika Das
BACKGROUND: The medicinal plants of north Karnataka, India are always researchers delight as many of these plants are rarely found in elsewhere other than this part of India. Kenaf leaves (Hibiscus cannabinus Linn, Pundi), Chick pea leaves (Cicer arietinum Linn, Chana) and Prickly lettuce leaves (Lactuca scariola Linn, Hattaraki.) are a few of these indigenous plants which are routinely consumed by the people as diet in this part of India. Various studies were done on these plants to find out some potential anti diabetic efficacies but reports are still not encouraging...
July 12, 2017: Cardiovascular & Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707349/assessment-of-bioresorbable-scaffold-with-a-novel-high-definition-60%C3%A2-mhz-ivus-imaging-system-comparison-with-40-mhz-ivus-referenced-to-optical-coherence-tomography
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Kozo Okada, Hideki Kitahara, Yoshiaki Mitsutake, Shigemitsu Tanaka, Takumi Kimura, Paul G Yock, Peter J Fitzgerald, Fumiaki Ikeno, Yasuhiro Honda
BACKGROUND: In vivo assessment of bioresorbable scaffold (BRS) is of growing clinical interest. The novel 60MHz high-definition intravascular ultrasound (HD-IVUS) has been developed to overcome the limitations of conventional 40 MHz IVUS. This study aimed to evaluate the performance and limitations of 60 MHz HD-IVUS compared with 40 MHz IVUS with respect to polymeric-strut visualization, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and feasibility of high-speed pullback in the assessment of BRS...
July 14, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703223/unmasking-the-molecular-link-between-arrhythmogenic-cardiomyopathy-and-brugada-syndrome
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REVIEW
Javier Moncayo-Arlandi, Ramon Brugada
The intercalated discs that connect cardiomyocytes control cell-to-cell adhesion and communication. Several macromolecular structures (desmosomes, fascia adherens junctions, gap junctions, and sodium-channel complexes) coexist in, and confer their mechanical and electrical properties to, the intercalated disc. Traditionally, each structure was assumed to have a unique function in the intercalated disc. However, growing evidence suggests that these complexes act together in intercellular communication and adhesion, forming a single structural and functional entity - the connexome...
July 13, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702689/molecular-responses-to-recurrent-drought-in-two-contrasting-rice-genotypes
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Priscila Ariane Auler, Marcelo Nogueira do Amaral, Gabriela Dos Santos Rodrigues, Letícia Carvalho Benitez, Luciano Carlos da Maia, Gustavo Maia Souza, Eugenia Jacira Bolacel Braga
The set of variables analyzed as integrated by multivariate analysis of principal components consistently showed a memory effect induced by the drought pre-treatment in AN Cambará plants. The effects of drought can vary ddepending on many factors. Among these the occurrence of a previous water stress may leave a residual effect (memory), influencing the future performance of a plant in response to a new drought event. This study tested the hypothesis that plants experiencing recurrent drought would show more active mechanisms of water deficit tolerance, mainly plants of the genotype that is cultivated often experiencing water shortages periods...
July 12, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701488/comparative-biomechanical-behavior-and-healing-profile-of-a-novel-thinned-wall-ultrahigh-molecular-weight-amorphous-poly-l-lactic-acid-sirolimus-eluting-bioresorbable-coronary-scaffold
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Yanping Cheng, Pawel Gasior, Jing-Gang Xia, Kamal Ramzipoor, Chang Lee, Edward A Estrada, Daniell Dokko, Jenn C McGregor, Gerard B Conditt, Thomas McAndrew, Greg L Kaluza, Juan F Granada
BACKGROUND: Mechanical strength of bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS) is highly dependent on strut dimensions and polymer features. To date, the successful development of thin-walled BRS has been challenging. We compared the biomechanical behavior and vascular healing profile of a novel thin-walled (115 µm) sirolimus-eluting ultrahigh molecular weight amorphous poly-l-lactic acid-based BRS (APTITUDE, Amaranth Medical [AMA]) to Absorb (bioresorbable vascular scaffold [BVS]) using different experimental models...
July 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685314/conformability-in-everolimus-eluting-bioresorbable-scaffolds-compared-with-metal-platform-coronary-stents-in-long-lesions
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Jiang Ming Fam, Yuki Ishibashi, Cordula Felix, Bu Chun Zhang, Roberto Diletti, Nicolas van Mieghem, Evelyn Regar, Ron van Domburg, Yoshinobu Onuma, Robert-Jan van Geuns
The aim of this study was to determine if there are significant differences in curvature of the treated vessel after the deployment of a polymeric BRS or MPS in long lesions. The impact of long polymeric bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS) compared with metallic platform stents (MPS) on vessel curvature is unknown. This retrospective study compares 32 patients who received a single everolimus-eluting BRS with 32 patients treated with a single MPS of 28 mm. Quantitative coronary angiography (QCA) was used to evaluate curvature of the treatment and peri-treatment region before and after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676808/gibberellins-promote-brassinosteroids-action-and-both-increase-heterosis-for-plant-height-in-maize-zea-mays-l
#16
Songlin Hu, Cuiling Wang, Darlene L Sanchez, Alexander E Lipka, Peng Liu, Yanhai Yin, Michael Blanco, Thomas Lübberstedt
Brassinosteroids (BRs) and Gibberellins (GAs) are two classes of plant hormones affecting plant height (PHT). Thus, manipulation of BR and GA levels or signaling enables optimization of crop grain and biomass yields. We established backcross (BC) families, selected for increased PHT, in two elite maize inbred backgrounds. Various exotic accessions used in the germplasm enhancement in maize project served as donors. BC1-derived doubled haploid lines in the same two elite maize inbred backgrounds established without selection for plant height were included for comparison...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673897/an-aggregate-biomarker-risk-score-predicts-high-risk-of-near-term-myocardial-infarction-and-death-findings-from-bari-2d-bypass-angioplasty-revascularization-investigation-2-diabetes
#17
Nima Ghasemzadeh, Maria M Brooks, Helen Vlachos, Regina Hardison, Sergey Sikora, Laurence Sperling, Arshed A Quyyumi, Stephen E Epstein
BACKGROUND: In a previous study, we found that a biomarker risk score (BRS) comprised of C-reactive protein, fibrin-degradation products, and heat shock protein-70 predicts risk of myocardial infarction and death in coronary artery disease patients. We sought to: (1) validate the BRS in the independent BARI 2D (Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation 2 Diabetes) cohort, (2) investigate whether 1 year of intensive medical therapy is associated with improved BRS, and (3) elucidate whether an altered BRS parallels altered risk...
July 3, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672276/biological-stress-reactivity-as-an-index-of-the-two-polarities-of-the-experience-model
#18
Jaime R Silva, Anastassia Vivanco-Carlevari, Mauricio Barrientos, Claudio Martínez, Luis A Salazar, Mariane Krause
The two-polarities model of personality argues that experience is organized around two axes: interpersonal relatedness and self-definition. Differential emphasis on one of these poles defines adaptive and pathological experiences, generating anaclitic or introjective tendencies. The anaclitic pattern, on one hand, has been conceptually related with an exaggerated emphasis on interpersonal relatedness. On the other hand, the introjective pattern has been connected to high levels of self-criticism. The aim of this study was to investigate the psychophysiological basis for this relationship...
June 24, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671258/selection-of-candidate-reference-genes-and-validation-for-real-time-pcr-studies-in-rice-plants-exposed-to-low-temperatures
#19
P A Auler, L C Benitez, M N do Amaral, I L Vighi, G S Rodrigues, L C da Maia, E J B Braga
Rice is a cereal that presents a great ability to adapt to different soil and climate conditions. However, as it is a tropical crop with C3 metabolism, it performs better in warm temperatures with high solar radiation. Tolerance to stress caused by low temperatures is a highly complex process that involves various metabolic pathways and cellular compartments, resulting in general or specific effects on plant growth and development. In order to observe the true effect of a particular stress on genetic expression, reference genes need to be chosen for real-time PCRs, the expression levels of which should remain stable independent of the situation imposed...
June 29, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667808/coronary-artery-aneurysm-after-bioresorbable-scaffold-implantation-in-a-woman-with-an-acute-coronary-syndrome
#20
Alberto F Cereda, Paolo A Canova, Jacopo A Oreglia, Francesco S Soriano
We herein report the case of an ST-elevation myocardial infarction due to bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BRS) failure. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) revealed the exact mechanism of late BRS stent thrombosis due to an acquired coronary aneurysm related to BRS. A drug eluting OCT-guided stenting over a failed BRS in the context of an acute coronary syndrome, with the simultaneous presence of a BRS thrombosis and coronary artery aneurysm, proved to be effective.
July 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
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