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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241280/pediatric-contact-dermatitis-registry-data-on-contact-allergy-in-children-with-atopic-dermatitis
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Sharon E Jacob, Maria McGowan, Nanette B Silverberg, Janice L Pelletier, Luz Fonacier, Nico Mousdicas, Doug Powell, Andrew Scheman, Alina Goldenberg
Importance: Atopic dermatitis (AD) and allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) have a dynamic relationship not yet fully understood. Investigation has been limited thus far by a paucity of data on the overlap of these disorders in pediatric patients. Objective: To use data from the Pediatric Contact Dermatitis Registry to elucidate the associations and sensitizations among patients with concomitant AD and ACD. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective case review examined 1142 patch test cases of children younger than 18 years, who were registered between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2015, by 84 health care providers (physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants) from across the United States...
February 22, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239993/maternal-betaine-supplementation-in-rats-induces-intergenerational-changes-in-hepatic-igf-1-expression-and-dna-methylation
#2
Nannan Zhao, Shu Yang, Yun Hu, Haibo Dong, Ruqian Zhao
SCOPE: Betaine is widely used in animal nutrition to promote growth. Here we aimed to investigate whether maternal betaine supplementation during pregnancy can exert multigenerational effects on growth across two generations and the possible epigenetic modifications associated to such effects. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this study, 3-month-old female Sprague-Dawley rats were fed diet supplemented with 1% betaine throughout the pregnancy and lactation. Betaine-supplemented dams produced bigger litter but smaller F1 pups at birth and weaning...
February 26, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237583/effects-of-niacin-and-betaine-on-bovine-mammary-and-uterine-cells-exposed-to-thermal-shock-in-vitro
#3
Y Xiao, S Rungruang, L W Hall, J L Collier, F R Dunshea, R J Collier
The objective of this study was to investigate the direct effects of feed supplements niacin and betaine on the heat shock responses of in vitro cultured cells derived from bovine mammary and uterine tissues. First, we determined the mRNA expression profiles of the niacin receptor (GPR109A) in bovine tissues (liver, skin, uterus, udder, and ovary) and in cells derived from bovine mammary epithelium (mammary alveolar cells, MAC-T; bovine mammary epithelial cells, BMEC) and endometrium (bovine endometrial cells, BEND)...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235892/glycerolipidome-peculiarities-of-the-smallest-green-picoeukaryote-ostreococcus-tauri
#4
Charlotte Degraeve-Guilbault, Claire Bréhélin, Richard P Haslam, Olga Sayanova, Glawdys Marie-Luce, Juliette Jouhet, Florence Corellou
The pico-alga Ostreococcus tauri is a minimal photosynthetic eukaryote that has been implemented as model system. O. tauri is known to efficiently produce docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). We provide a comprehensive study of the glycerolipidome of O.tauri and validate this species as model for related picoeukaryotes. Ostreococcus lipids displayed unique features that combined traits from the green and the chromoalveolate lineages. The betaine-lipid diacylglyceryl-hydroxymethyl-trimethyl-β-alanine and phosphatidyldimethylpropanethiol, both hallmarks of chromalveolates, were identified as presumed extraplastidial lipids...
February 24, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229388/effects-of-boron-supplementation-on-peripartum-dairy-cows-health
#5
Abdullah Basoglu, Nuri Baspinar, Leonardo Tenori, Alessia Vignoli, Erdem Gulersoy
Although many different dietary studies on the prevention of negative energy balance related diseases are often encountered, this is the first study investigating the effects of boron supplementation on peripartum dairy cows' health in the light of an omics approach. Twenty-eight healthy cows (1 control and 3 experimental groups) were enrolled from 2 months before predicted calving until 2 months after calving. Experimental groups were assigned to receive boron at increasing doses as an oral bolus. Production parameters, biochemical profile, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance based metabolomics profile, and mRNA abundance of gluconeogenic enzymes and lipid oxidation genes were determined...
February 22, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228526/trimethylamine-n-oxide-stabilizes-proteins-via-a-distinct-mechanism-compared-with-betaine-and-glycine
#6
Yi-Ting Liao, Anthony C Manson, Michael R DeLyser, William G Noid, Paul S Cremer
We report experimental and computational studies investigating the effects of three osmolytes, trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), betaine, and glycine, on the hydrophobic collapse of an elastin-like polypeptide (ELP). All three osmolytes stabilize collapsed conformations of the ELP and reduce the lower critical solution temperature (LSCT) linearly with osmolyte concentration. As expected from conventional preferential solvation arguments, betaine and glycine both increase the surface tension at the air-water interface...
February 22, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225285/multi-scale-modeling-of-the-effects-of-salt-and-perfume-raw-materials-on-the-rheological-properties-of-commercial-thread-like-micellar-solutions
#7
Xueming Tang, Weizhong Zou, Peter H Koenig, Shawn D McConaughy, Michael R Weaver, David Michael Eike, Michael J Schmidt, Ronald G Larson
We link micellar structures to rheological properties for two surfactant body-wash formulations at various concentrations of salts and perfume raw materials (PRMs) using molecular simulations and micellar-scale modeling as well as traditional surfactant packing arguments. The two body washes, named BW-1EO and BW-3EO, are composed of sodium lauryl ethylene glycol ether sulfate (SLEnS, where n is the average number of ethylene glycol repeat units), cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB), ACCORD (which is a mixture of six PRMs), and NaCl salt...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224920/genetic-engineering-of-the-biosynthesis-of-glycinebetaine-leads-to-alleviate-salt-induced-potassium-efflux-and-enhances-salt-tolerance-in-tomato-plants
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Dandan Wei, Wen Zhang, Cuicui Wang, Qingwei Meng, Gang Li, Tony H H Chen, Xinghong Yang
Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum cv. 'Moneymaker') was transformed with the choline oxidase gene codA from Arthrobacter globiformis, which was modified to allow for targeting to both chloroplasts and the cytosol. Glycine betaine (GB) was accumulated in transformed plants, while no detectable GB was found in wild-type (WT) plants. Compared to WT plants, transgenic lines showed significantly higher photosynthetic rates (Pn) and antioxidant enzyme activities and lower reactive oxygen species (ROS) accumulation in the leaves when exposed to salt stress...
April 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218732/hydrophilic-dogwood-extracts-as-materials-for-reducing-the-skin-irritation-potential-of-body-wash-cosmetics
#9
Zofia Nizioł-Łukaszewska, Paweł Osika, Tomasz Wasilewski, Tomasz Bujak
A significant problem related to the use of surfactants in body wash cosmetics is their propensity to trigger skin irritations. Only scarce literature exists on the effect of plant extracts on the skin irritation potential. The present study is an attempt to determine the effect of hydrophilic dogwood extracts on the irritant potential of body wash gels. Extractants used in the study were water and mixtures of water with glycerine, water with trimethylglycine (betaine), and water with plant-derived glycol (propanediol)...
February 19, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212821/cloning-and-molecular-characterization-of-the-betaine-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-involved-in-the-biosynthesis-of-glycine-betaine-in-white-shrimp-litopenaeus-vannamei
#10
María F Delgado-Gaytán, Jesús A Rosas-Rodríguez, Gloria Yepiz-Plascencia, Ciria G Figueroa-Soto, Elisa M Valenzuela-Soto
The enzyme betaine aldehyde dehydrogenase (BADH) catalyzes the irreversible oxidation of betaine aldehyde to glycine betaine (GB), a very efficient osmolyte accumulated during osmotic stress. In this study, we determined the nucleotide sequence of the cDNA for the BADH from the white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei (LvBADH). The cDNA was 1882 bp long, with a complete open reading frame of 1524 bp, encoding 507 amino acids with a predicted molecular mass of 54.15 kDa and a pI of 5.4. The predicted LvBADH amino acid sequence shares a high degree of identity with marine invertebrate BADHs...
February 15, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209457/metabolomic-approach-reveals-the-biochemical-mechanisms-underlying-drought-stress-tolerance-in-thyme
#11
Parviz Moradi, Brian Ford-Lloyd, Jeremy Pritchard
Thyme as a perennial herb has been recognized globally for its antimicrobial, antiseptic and spasmolytic effects. In this investigation, we have used non-targeted metabolite and volatile profiling combined with the morpho-physiological parameters in order to understand the responses at the metabolite and physiological level in drought sensitive and tolerant thyme plant populations. The results at the metabolic level identified the significantly affected metabolites. Significant metabolites belonging to different chemical classes consisting amino acids, carbohydrates, organic acids and lipids have been compared in tolerant and sensitive plants...
February 14, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207877/selective-inhibition-of-aggregation-fibrillation-of-bovine-serum-albumin-by-osmolytes-mechanistic-and-energetics-insights
#12
Moumita Dasgupta, Nand Kishore
Bovine serum albumin (BSA) is an important transport protein of the blood and its aggregation/fibrillation would adversely affect its transport ability leading to metabolic disorder. Therefore, understanding the mechanism of fibrillation/aggregation of BSA and design of suitable inhibitor molecules for stabilizing its native conformation, are of utmost importance. The qualitative and quantitative aspects of the effect of osmolytes (proline, hydroxyproline, glycine betaine, sarcosine and sorbitol) on heat induced aggregation/fibrillation of BSA at physiological pH (pH 7...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196086/nopal-feeding-reduces-adiposity-intestinal-inflammation-and-shifts-the-cecal-microbiota-and-metabolism-in-high-fat-fed-rats
#13
Sofia Moran-Ramos, Xuan He, Elizabeth L Chin, Armando R Tovar, Nimbe Torres, Carolyn M Slupsky, Helen E Raybould
Nopal is a cactus plant widely consumed in Mexico that has been used in traditional medicine to aid in the treatment of type-2 diabetes. We previously showed that chronic consumption of dehydrated nopal ameliorated hepatic steatosis in obese (fa/fa) rats; however, description of the effects on other tissues is sparse. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of nopal cladode consumption on intestinal physiology, microbial community structure, adipose tissue, and serum biochemistry in diet-induced obese rats...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193207/a-novel-point-mutation-in-rpob-improves-osmotolerance-and-succinic-acid-production-in-escherichia-coli
#14
Mengyong Xiao, Xinna Zhu, Hongtao Xu, Jinlei Tang, Ru Liu, Changhao Bi, Feiyu Fan, Xueli Zhang
BACKGROUND: Escherichia coli suffer from osmotic stress during succinic acid (SA) production, which reduces the performance of this microbial factory. RESULTS: Here, we report that a point mutation leading to a single amino acid change (D654Y) within the β-subunit of DNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RpoB) significantly improved the osmotolerance of E. coli. Importation of the D654Y mutation of RpoB into the parental strain, Suc-T110, increased cell growth and SA production by more than 40% compared to that of the control under high glucose osmolality...
February 13, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192932/assessment-of-the-influence-of-soil-characteristics-and-hydrocarbon-fuel-cocontamination-on-the-solvent-extraction-of-perfluoroalkyl-and-polyfluoroalkyl-substances
#15
Sandra Mejia-Avendaño, Gabriel Munoz, Sébastien Sauvé, Jinxia Liu
Sites impacted by the use of aqueous film-forming foams (AFFFs) present elevated concentrations of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The characterization of the PFAS contamination at such sites may be greatly complicated by the presence of hydrocarbon cocontaminants and by the large variety of PFAS potentially present in AFFFs. In order to further a more comprehensive characterization of AFFF-contaminated soils, the solvent extraction of PFAS from soil was studied under different conditions...
February 6, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191963/ph-responsive-pickering-emulsions-stabilized-by-silica-nanoparticles-in-combination-with-a-conventional-zwitterionic-surfactant
#16
Kaihong Liu, Jianzhong Jiang, Zhenggang Cui, Bernard P Binks
pH-responsive oil-in-water Pickering emulsions were prepared simply by using negatively charged silica nanoparticles in combination with a trace amount of a zwitterionic carboxyl betaine surfactant as stabilizer. Emulsions are stable to coalescence at pH ≤ 5 but phase separate completely at pH > 8.5. In acidic solution, the carboxyl betaine molecules become cationic, allowing them to adsorb on silica nanoparticles via electrostatic interactions, thus hydrophobizing and flocculating them and enhancing their surface activity...
February 24, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191262/maternal-intake-of-methyl-group-donors-affects-dna-methylation-of-metabolic-genes-in-infants
#17
Sara Pauwels, Manosij Ghosh, Radu Corneliu Duca, Bram Bekaert, Kathleen Freson, Inge Huybrechts, Sabine A S Langie, Gudrun Koppen, Roland Devlieger, Lode Godderis
BACKGROUND: Maternal nutrition during pregnancy and infant nutrition in the early postnatal period (lactation) are critically involved in the development and health of the newborn infant. The Maternal Nutrition and Offspring's Epigenome (MANOE) study was set up to assess the effect of maternal methyl-group donor intake (choline, betaine, folate, methionine) on infant DNA methylation. Maternal intake of dietary methyl-group donors was assessed using a food-frequency questionnaire (FFQ)...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189056/metabolic-responses-to-intestine-regeneration-in-sea-cucumbers-apostichopus-japonicus
#18
Lina Sun, Jingchun Sun, Qinzeng Xu, Xiaoni Li, Libin Zhang, Hongsheng Yang
Sea cucumbers are excellent models for studying organ regeneration due to their striking capacity to regenerate most of their viscera after evisceration. In this study, we applied NMR-based metabolomics to determine the metabolite changes that occur during the process of intestine regeneration in sea cucumbers. Partial least-squares discriminant analysis showed that there was significant differences in metabolism between regenerative intestines at 3, 7, and 14days post evisceration (dpe) and normal intestines...
February 4, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part D, Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188789/biomarker-identification-and-pathway-analysis-of-preeclampsia-based-on-serum-metabolomics
#19
Tingting Chen, Ping He, Yong Tan, Dongying Xu
Preeclampsia presents serious risk of both maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Biomarkers for the detection of preeclampsia are critical for risk assessment and targeted intervention. The goal of this study is to screen potential biomarkers for the diagnosis of preeclampsia and to illuminate the pathogenesis of preeclampsia development based on the differential expression network. Two groups of subjects, including healthy pregnant women, subjects with preeclampsia, were recruited for this study. The metabolic profiles of all of the subjects' serum were obtained by liquid chromatography quadruple time-of-flight mass spectrometry...
February 7, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183059/copper-induced-metabolic-variation-of-oysters-overwhelmed-by-salinity-effects
#20
Chen Cao, Wen-Xiong Wang
In estuarine environments, Cu (copper) contamination is simultaneously coupled with salinity variation. In this study, (1)H NMR was applied to investigate the metabolic disturbance of estuarine oysters Crassostrea hongkongensis under both Cu and salinity stresses. Oysters were exposed to dissolved Cu (50 μg L(-1)) at different salinities (10, 15 and 25 psu) for six weeks, and the Cu accumulation in the oyster tissues was higher at lowered salinity. Based on the NMR-metabolomics results, disturbances induced by Cu and salinity was mainly related to osmotic regulation, energy metabolism and glycerophospholipid metabolism, as indicated by the alteration of important metabolic biomarkers such as alanine, citrate, glucose, glycogen, betaine, taurine, hypotaurine and homarine in the gills...
May 2017: Chemosphere
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