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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432440/application-of-recombinant-pediococcus-acidilactici-bd16-fcs-ech-for-bioconversion-of-agrowaste-to-vanillin
#1
Debkumar Chakraborty, Ammaiyappan Selvam, Baljinder Kaur, Jonathan Woon Chung Wong, Obulisamy Parthiba Karthikeyan
Biotechnological production of vanillin is gaining momentum as the natural synthesis of vanillin that is very expensive. Ferulic acid (FA), a costly compound, is used as the substrate to produce vanillin biotechnologically and the making process is still expensive. Therefore, this study investigated the practical use of an agrobiomass waste, rice bran, and provides the first evidence of a cost-effective production of vanillin within 24 h of incubation using recombinant Pediococcus acidilactici BD16 (fcs (+)/ech (+))...
April 21, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427880/evaluation-of-effective-microorganisms-on-home-scale-organic-waste-composting
#2
Yee Van Fan, Chew Tin Lee, Jiří Jaromír Klemeš, Lee Suan Chua, Mohamad Roji Sarmidi, Chee Woh Leow
Home composting can be an effective way to reduce the volume of municipal solid waste. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of Effective Microorganism™ (EM) for the home scale co-composting of food waste, rice bran and dried leaves. A general consensus is lacking regarding the efficiency of inoculation composting. Home scale composting was carried out with and without EM (control) to identify the roles of EM. The composting parameters for both trials showed a similar trend of changes during the decomposition...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417422/selection-of-an-artificial-diet-for-laboratory-rearing-of-opogona-sacchari-lepidoptera-tineidae-bojer-1856
#3
A Coelho, J M Milanez, R de Andrade Moral, C G B Demétrio, J R P Parra
The banana moth Opogona sacchari (Bojer) (Lepidoptera: Tineidae) is a polyphagous pest that can cause serious damage, in particular to banana crops in southern Brazil. The insect is a quarantine pest in several countries, including Argentina, the main consumer market for bananas from southern Brazil. Little information is available about the biology and ecology of this moth, such as a suitable diet for laboratory rearing. In order to provide support for integrated pest management of the pest, this study furnished data for selecting two diets suitable for continuous laboratory rearing of O...
April 17, 2017: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413445/valorization-of-untreated-rice-bran-towards-bioflocculant-using-a-lignocellulose-degrading-strain-and-its-use-in-microalgal-biomass-harvest
#4
Cong Liu, Yan Hao, Jihong Jiang, Weijie Liu
BACKGROUND: Microalgae are currently considered as a promising feedstock for the production of biofuels and high-value products. However, the efficient harvest of microalgal biomasses from their culture broth is a major challenge. The harvesting of algal biomass by flocculation combined with gravity sedimentation is more convenient and cost-effective than traditional methods such as centrifugation and filtration. Compared to inorganic and chemically synthetic flocculants, bioflocculants are a suitable choice for microalgal harvest due to their biodegradable and nontoxic properties...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407904/characterization-and-functionalities-study-of-hemicellulose-and-cellulose-components-isolated-from-sorghum-bran-bagasse-and-biomass
#5
Shuang Qiu, Madhav P Yadav, Lijun Yin
This study was undertaken to isolate and characterize three carbohydrate-rich fractions: Hemicellulose A (Hemi. A), Hemicellulose B (Hemi. B) and cellulose-rich residue (CRF) from sorghum bran (SBR), sorghum bagasse (SBA) and sorghum biomass (SBI). The monosaccharide composition of the Hemi. A and Hemi. B fractions was determined, indicating that SBR has a highly branched structure. The analysis of insoluble dietary fiber (IDF), soluble dietary fiber (SDF) and total dietary fiber (TDF) showed that TDF and IDF contents in original sorghum materials were in the following order: SBA˃SBI˃SBR...
September 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407589/transport-of-anionic-azo-dyes-from-aqueous-solution-to-gemini-surfactant-modified-wheat-bran-synchrotron-infrared-molecular-interaction-and-adsorption-studies
#6
Yan Zhang, Guohe Huang, Chunjiang An, Xiaying Xin, Xia Liu, Maya Raman, Yao Yao, Wenxia Wang, Mukesh Doble
From the view of economic efficiency and technology sustainability, biomass adsorbent has a high potential for pollution control. In the present study, the performance of gemini 12-2-12 surfactant-modified wheat bran (MWB) for the removal of anionic azo dyes from aqueous solution was investigated. A new insight was gained into the modification mechanism through synchrotron-assisted infrared analysis and molecular interaction simulation. The equilibrium and kinetic studies for the adsorption of Acid Red 18 (AR-18), Acid Orange 7 (AO-7) and Acid Black 1 (AB-1) on MWB were conducted...
April 10, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405151/systematic-review-the-placebo-effect-of-psychological-interventions-in-the-treatment-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#7
Carla E Flik, Laura Bakker, Wijnand Laan, Yanda R van Rood, André J P M Smout, Niek J de Wit
AIM: To determine the placebo response rate associated with different types of placebo interventions used in psychological intervention studies for irritable bowel syndrome. METHODS: Randomized controlled trials comparing psychological interventions (stress management/relaxation therapy (cognitive) behavioral therapy, short-term psychodynamic therapy, and hypnotherapy) for the treatment of adult patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) diagnosed with the Manning or Rome criteria with an adequate placebo control treatment and reporting data on IBS symptom severity were identified by searching PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library, CINAHL and PsycINFO databases...
March 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404223/standardization-of-biopolymer-production-from-seaweed-associative-bacteria
#8
Ramya R, Sangeetha Devi R, Manikandan A, Rajesh Kannan V
Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) is the biodegradable plastic, which is shown the similar properties to the synthetic plastic. Production of PHA is expensive when compared with petrochemical based plastics costs and also hazardous to ecosystem. In order to overcome these drawbacks, some cheaper commercially available carbon sources like rice bran, coconut cake, palm jaggary, etc. can be used. The present study aimed to identify the potential PHA producing bacterial strains from different seaweeds. Based on PHA production and crotonic acid assay, two bacterial strains were screened and designated as M3 and S6 which were found to be efficient PHA producers...
April 9, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395821/interactions-between-soluble-dietary-fibers-and-wheat-gluten-in-dough-studied-by-confocal-laser-scanning-microscopy
#9
Qian Li, Rui Liu, Tao Wu, Min Zhang
Four soluble dietary fiber (SDF) fractions characterized by major components of AXs, relatively narrow molecular weight distribution, different substituted ratio, and structure-sensitive parameter (ρ) were prepared from wheat bran. The fractions were added to wheat dough to determine the interactions between the dough's network and the SDF fractions relative to their physicochemical characteristics. Furthermore, a comprehensive study focusing on the dough texture characteristic, tensile properties, thermodynamic stability, and the microstructure was conducted by performing texture profile analysis (TPA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) experiments...
May 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393708/minor-head-trauma-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department-decision-making-nodes
#10
Mario Mastrangelo, Fabio Midulla
BACKGROUND: Minor head trauma is one of the leading cause of access to pediatric emergency departments with only a limited quote of patients resulting in clinically relevant brain injuries. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review is to guide physicians involved in the management of pediatric head trauma towards a correct clinical approach. METHODS: A Pubmed/Medline search was realized through different entries including "minor head trauma" or "mild head trauma", "minor head injury" or "mild head injury", "acute head trauma"...
April 4, 2017: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391735/diet-derived-changes-by-sourdough-fermented-rye-bread-in-exhaled-breath-aspiration-ion-mobility-spectrometry-profiles-in-individuals-with-mild-gastrointestinal-symptoms
#11
Kaisa Raninen, Jenni Lappi, Mikko Kolehmainen, Marjukka Kolehmainen, Hannu Mykkänen, Kaisa Poutanen, Olavi Raatikainen
The potential of utilising exhaled breath volatile organic compound (VOC) profiles in studying diet-derived metabolic changes was examined. After a four-week initial diet period with white wheat bread (WW), seven participants received in randomised order high-fibre diets containing sourdough whole grain rye bread (WGR) or white wheat bread enriched with bioprocessed rye bran (WW + BRB), both for 4 weeks. Alveolar exhaled breath samples were analysed with ChemPro(®)100i analyser (Environics OY, Mikkeli, Finland) at the end of each diet period in fasting state and after a standardised meal...
April 9, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389982/the-assessment-and-the-farmers-perceived-ranking-of-feed-resources-and-coping-strategies-with-feed-scarcity-in-smallholder-dairy-farming-in-selected-district-towns-of-jimma-zone-ethiopia
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Belay Duguma, Veronique Dermauw, Geert Janssens
Inadequate quantity and quality of feed resources are major constraints limiting milk production and reproductive performance of dairy cattle in Ethiopia. The aim of this study was to assess dairy cattle feed resources, feeding practices, the farmers' perceived ranking of feed resources, causes of feed shortage, and coping strategies to feed scarcity in smallholder dairy system in selected district towns of Jimma Zone, Ethiopia. Data were obtained by interviewing 52 randomly selected smallholder dairy farmers using structured questionnaires and through direct observations...
April 8, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388803/cartilage-scales-embedded-in-fibrin-gel
#13
Milos Kovacevic, Frank Riedel, Jochen Wurm, Gregor M Bran
Multiple techniques have been described for dorsal nasal augmentation in rhinoplasty. In this article, we review common surgical techniques for raising the dorsum or eliminating dorsal irregularities, by highlighting inherent advantages and disadvantages of each method. Within the past few years, the use of diced cartilage grafts has become the workhorse in this field of interest. To overcome drawbacks of methods based on diced cartilage, we present a new concept for autologous augmentation, using regenerative medicine protocols...
April 2017: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382616/stratum-corneum-profiles-of-inflammatory-mediators-in-patch-test-reactions-to-common-contact-allergens-and-sodium-lauryl-sulfate
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S A Koppes, S Ljubojevic Hadzavdic, I Jakasa, N Franceschi, R Jurakić Tončić, B Marinović, R Brans, S Gibbs, M H W Frings-Dresen, T Rustemeyer, S Kezic
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have demonstrated allergen-specific differences in the gene expression of inflammatory mediators in patch tested skin. OBJECTIVES: To determine levels of various inflammatory mediators in the stratum corneum (SC) after patch testing with common contact allergens and the skin irritant sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). METHODS: In total, 27 individuals who had previously patch tested positive to nickel, chromium, methylchloroisothiazolinone/methylisothiazolinone (MCI/MI) or para-phenylenediamine were retested and then patch tested with SLS and petrolatum, with petrolatum serving as the patch test control...
November 4, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381791/anti-oxidative-activity-of-hydrolysate-from-rice-bran-protein-in-hepg2-cells
#15
Chie Moritani, Kayoko Kawakami, Akiko Fujita, Koji Kawakami, Tadashi Hatanaka, Seiji Tsuboi
Glutathione (GSH) is an ubiquitous thiol-containing tripeptide, which plays important roles in cellular protection from oxidative stress. In our search for a dietary source that can increase glutathione (GSH) levels, we discovered that a 24 h treatment of HepG2 cells with rice bran protein hydrolysate (RBPH), prepared by Umamizyme G-catalyzed hydrolysis, increased the GSH content in a dose-dependent manner. RBPH elevated the expression levels ofγ-glutamylcysteine synthetase (γ-GCS), which constitutes the rate-limiting enzyme of GSH synthesis, and of another two enzymes, hemeoxygenase-1 (HO-1) and NAD(P)H quinone oxidoreductase1 (NQO1)...
April 6, 2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378305/water-saving-technologies-affect-the-grain-characteristics-and-recovery-of-fine-grain-rice-cultivars-in-semi-arid-environment
#16
Khawar Jabran, Muhammad Riaz, Mubshar Hussain, Wajid Nasim, Umar Zaman, Shah Fahad, Bhagirath Singh Chauhan
Growing rice with less water is direly needed due to declining water sources worldwide, but using methods that require less water inputs can have an impact on grain characteristics and recovery. A 2-year field study was conducted to evaluate the impact of conventionally sown flooded rice and low-water-input rice systems on the grain characteristics and recovery of fine rice. Three fine grain rice cultivars-Super Basmati, Basmati 2000, and Shaheen Basmati-were grown under conventional flooded transplanted rice (CFTR), alternate wetting and drying (AWD), and aerobic rice systems...
April 4, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374238/antioxidant-effects-of-rice-bran-oil-mitigate-repeated-haloperidol-induced-tardive-dyskinesia-in-male-rats
#17
Noreen Samad, Darakhshan Jabeen Haleem
Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is associated with the use of antipsychotic drugs such as D2 antagonist haloperidol (HP). The chronic use of HP is involved in the causation of free radicals and/or oxidative stress. In view of the nootropic, anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory-like effects of rice bran oil (RBO) in a variety of investigations, we assessed the protective properties of RBO on HP-induced TD and neurochemical alteration. Rats treated with HP orally at a dose of 0.2 mg/kg/day for a period of 5 weeks developed VCMs which increased progressively as the treatment continued for 5 weeks...
April 3, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373863/lactobacillus-paraplantarum-11-1-isolated-from-rice-bran-pickles-activated-innate-immunity-and-improved-survival-in-a-silkworm-bacterial-infection-model
#18
Satoshi Nishida, Masaki Ishii, Yayoi Nishiyama, Shigeru Abe, Yasuo Ono, Kazuhisa Sekimizu
Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) have high immune system-stimulating activity and are considered beneficial for human health as probiotics in the gut. The innate immune system is highly conserved between mammals and insects. Microbe-associated molecular patterns (e.g., peptidoglycan and β-glucan) induce cytokine maturation, which, in silkworm larvae, leads to muscle contraction. The purpose of this study is to find a novel probiotic by using silkworm muscle contraction assay. In the present study, we isolated LAB derived from rice bran pickles...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371001/lactobacillus-paracasei-metabolism-of-rice-bran-reveals-metabolome-associated-with-salmonella-typhimurium-growth-reduction
#19
Nora Jean Nealon, Colette R Worcester, Elizabeth P Ryan
AIMS: This study aimed to determine the effect of a cell-free supernatant of Lactobacillus paracasei ATCC27092 with and without rice bran extract (RBE) on Salmonella Typhimurium 14028s growth, and to identify a metabolite profile with antimicrobial functions. METHODS AND RESULTS: Supernatant was collected from overnight cultures of L. paracasei incubated in the presence (LP+RBE) or absence (LP) of RBE and applied to S. Typhimurium. LP+RBE reduced 13.1% more S. Typhimurium growth than LP after 16 h (P<0...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367709/the-microbial-fermentation-characteristics-depend-on-both-carbohydrate-source-and-heat-processing-a-model-experiment-with-ileo-cannulated-pigs
#20
Tina Skau Nielsen, Henry Jørgensen, Knud Erik Bach Knudsen, Helle Nygaard Lærke
The effects of carbohydrate (CHO) source and processing (extrusion cooking) on large intestinal fermentation products were studied in ileo-cannulated pigs as a model for humans. Pigs were fed diets containing barley, pea or a mixture of potato starch:wheat bran (PSWB) either raw or extrusion cooked. Extrusion cooking reduced the amount of starch fermented in the large intestine by 52-96% depending on the CHO source and the total pool of butyrate in the distal small intestine + large intestine by on average 60% across diets...
April 2, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
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