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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231421/varying-demographic-impacts-of-different-fisheries-on-three-mediterranean-seabird-species
#1
M Genovart, D Doak, J M Igual, S Sponza, J Kralj, D Oro
Fisheries have an enormous economic importance but reconciling their socio-economic features with the conservation and sustainability of marine ecosystems presents major challenges. Bycatch mortality from fisheries is clearly among the most serious global threats for marine ecosystems, affecting a wide range of top predators. Recent estimates report ca. 200,000 seabirds killed annually by bycatch in European waters. However there is an urgent need to rigorously estimate actual mortality rates and quantify effects of bycatch on populations...
February 23, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231394/adaptive-divergence-in-wine-yeasts-and-their-wild-relatives-suggests-a-prominent-role-for-introgressions-and-rapid-evolution-at-non-coding-sites
#2
Pedro Almeida, Raquel Barbosa, Douda Bensasson, Paula Gonçalves, José Paulo Sampaio
In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the main yeast in wine fermentation, the opportunity to examine divergence at the molecular level between a domesticated lineage and its wild counterpart arose recently due to the identification of the closest relatives of wine strains, a wild population associated with Mediterranean oaks. Since genomic data is available for a considerable number of representatives belonging to both groups, we used population genomics to estimate the degree and distribution of nucleotide variation between wine yeasts and their closest wild relatives...
February 23, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231136/volatile-composition-of-essential-oils-from-different-aromatic-herbs-grown-in-mediterranean-regions-of-spain
#3
Hussein El-Zaeddi, Juan Martínez-Tomé, Ángel Calín-Sánchez, Francisco Burló, Ángel A Carbonell-Barrachina
Volatile composition of essential oils from dill, parsley, coriander, and mint were investigated at different harvest dates to determine the most suitable harvest time for each these herbs. Hydrodistillation (HD), using a Deryng system, was used for isolating the essential oils. Isolation and identification of the volatile compounds were performed using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) instrument. The results of gas chromatography-flame ionization detector (GC-FID) analysis (quantification) showed that the main components in the essential oil of dill shoots were α-phellandrene, dill ether, and β-phellandrene, and the optimal harvest date was D2 (second harvest, fourth week of February 2015)...
May 25, 2016: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229824/normal-arterial-stiffness-in-familial-mediterranean-fever-evidence-for-a-possible-cardiovascular-protective-role-of-colchicine
#4
Olga Kukuy, Avi Livneh, Liran Mendel, Ariel Benor, Eitan Giat, Oleg Perski, Olga Feld, Yonatan Kassel, Ilan Ben-Zvi, Merav Lidar, Eliezer J Holtzman, Adi Leiba
OBJECTIVES: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autoinflammatory disorder with episodic and persistent inflammation, which is only partially suppressed by continuous colchicine treatment. While chronic inflammation is considered an important cardiovascular risk factor in many inflammatory disorders, its impact in FMF is still disputed. We measured arterial stiffness, a marker of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, in a group of FMF patients, in order to evaluate the cardiovascular consequences of inflammation in FMF and the role of colchicine in their development...
February 9, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229634/biochemical-characterization-of-the-native-%C3%AE-carbonic-anhydrase-purified-from-the-mantle-of-the-mediterranean-mussel-mytilus-galloprovincialis
#5
Rosa Perfetto, Sonia Del Prete, Daniela Vullo, Giovanni Sansone, Carmela Barone, Mosè Rossi, Claudiu T Supuran, Clemente Capasso
A α-carbonic anhydrase (CA, EC 4.2.1.1) has been purified and characterized biochemically from the mollusk Mytilus galloprovincialis. As in most mollusks, this α-CA is involved in the biomineralization processes leading to the precipitation of calcium carbonate in the mussel shell. The new enzyme had a molecular weight of 50 kDa, which is roughly two times higher than that of a monomeric α-class enzyme. Thus, Mytilus galloprovincialis α-CA is either a dimer, or similar to the Tridacna gigas CA described earlier, may have two different CA domains in its polypeptide chain...
December 2017: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229320/primary-headache-disorders-in-the-adult-general-population-of-pakistan-a-cross-sectional-nationwide-prevalence-survey
#6
A A Herekar, A Ahmad, U L Uqaili, B Ahmed, J Effendi, S Z Alvi, M A Shahab, U Javed, A D Herekar, Rafiq Khanani, T J Steiner
BACKGROUND: The large geographical gaps in our knowledge of the prevalence and burden of headache disorders include almost all of Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). We report a nationwide population-based study in Pakistan, an EMR country with the sixth largest population in the world, conducted as a project within the Global Campaign against Headache. METHODS: We surveyed six locations from the four provinces of Pakistan: Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Baluchistan...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228762/chronic-drought-decreases-anabolic-and-catabolic-bvoc-emissions-of-quercus-pubescens-in-a-mediterranean-forest
#7
Amélie Saunier, Elena Ormeño, Henri Wortham, Brice Temime-Roussel, Caroline Lecareux, Christophe Boissard, Catherine Fernandez
Biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOC) emitted by plants can originate from both anabolism (metabolite production through anabolic processes) and catabolism (metabolite degradation by oxidative reactions). Drought can favor leaf oxidation by increasing the oxidative pressure in plant cells. Thus, under the precipitation decline predicted for the Mediterranean region, it can be expected both strong oxidation of anabolic BVOC within leaves and, as a result, enhanced catabolic BVOC emissions. Using an experimental rain exclusion device in a natural forest, we compared the seasonal course of the emissions of the main anabolic BVOC released by Q...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228505/postdiagnostic-mediterranean-and-healthy-nordic-dietary-patterns-are-inversely-associated-with-all-cause-mortality-in-long-term-colorectal-cancer-survivors
#8
Ilka Ratjen, Clemens Schafmayer, Romina di Giuseppe, Sabina Waniek, Sandra Plachta-Danielzik, Manja Koch, Ute Nöthlings, Jochen Hampe, Sabrina Schlesinger, Wolfgang Lieb
Background: Dietary factors are known to affect the risk of new-onset colorectal cancer (CRC), but information on the extent to which postdiagnostic diet affects mortality in long-term CRC survivors is scarce.Objective: We investigated the association of 2 a priori-defined postdiagnostic dietary patterns [Modified Mediterranean Diet Score (MMDS) and healthy Nordic Food Index (HNFI)] with all-cause mortality in long-term CRC survivors.Methods: Diet was assessed at a median time of 6 y after cancer diagnosis in 1404 CRC survivors (median age: 69 y; 56% men) in a prospective cohort study in Northern Germany by using a semiquantitative food-frequency questionnaire...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225901/tuberculosis-associated-factors-caused-by-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-of-the-rdrio-genotype
#9
Eloise Brasil Moraes, Letícia Slompo, Amanda Juliane Finardi, Heloisa Paro Pedro da Silveira, Luciana Ruiz, Harrison Magdinier Gomes, Virginia Bodelão Richini, Philip Suffys, Carlos Magno Castelo Branco Fortaleza, Ricardo Cavalcanti, Ida Maria Foschiani Dias Baptista
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a disease that affects many countries around the world, including Brazil. Recently, a subtype of Latin American-Mediterranean family strain was identified and characterised by RDRio. The strain has been associated with different characteristics of the disease. OBJECTIVES: In the present study we investigated the association of epidemiological, clinical, radiological and bacteriological variables with pulmonary tuberculosis caused by RDRioMycobacterium tuberculosis strain in large regions of São Paulo...
March 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225895/tuberculosis-associated-factors-caused-by-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-of-the-rdrio-genotype
#10
Eloise Brasil Moraes, Letícia Slompo, Amanda Juliane Finardi, Heloisa Paro Pedro da Silveira, Luciana Ruiz, Harrison Magdinier Gomes, Virginia Bodelão Richini, Philip Suffys, Carlos Magno Castelo Branco Fortaleza, Ricardo Cavalcanti, Ida Maria Foschiani Dias Baptista
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a disease that affects many countries around the world, including Brazil. Recently, a subtype of Latin American-Mediterranean family strain was identified and characterised by RDRio. The strain has been associated with different characteristics of the disease. OBJECTIVES: In the present study we investigated the association of epidemiological, clinical, radiological and bacteriological variables with pulmonary tuberculosis caused by RDRioMycobacterium tuberculosis strain in large regions of São Paulo...
February 16, 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224473/relationship-between-major-dietary-patterns-and-sarcopenia-among-menopausal-women
#11
Reza Mohseni, Sima Aliakbar, Afsoun Abdollahi, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad, Zhila Maghbooli, Khadijeh Mirzaei
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Dietary habits have been associated with the prevalence of the sarcopenia and limited data are available in this field for menopausal women. This study focused on the relationship between dietary patterns and prevalence of the sarcopenia in menopausal women. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was done in 250 menopausal women 45 years old or older. Dietary data were collected using a food-frequency questionnaire and physical activity was assessed by International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ)...
February 21, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224254/iodine-deficiency-status-in-the-who-eastern-mediterranean-region-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Masoumeh Mohammadi, Fereidoun Azizi, Mehdi Hedayati
Iodine deficiency is a global public health issue because iodine plays a major role in the thyroid hormone synthesis and is essential for normal neurological development. This review summarizes the publications on iodine status in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) countries. All related studies available in main national and international databases were systematically searched using some specific keywords to find article published between 1909 and 2015. The prevention of iodine deficiency disorders (IDDs) in the WHO EMR countries is currently under control without significant side effects...
February 21, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221833/evolution-of-thermal-reaction-norms-in-seasonally-varying-environments
#13
Priyanga Amarasekare, Christopher Johnson
Thermal reaction norms of ectotherms exhibit a distinctive latitudinal pattern: the temperature at which performance is maximized coincides with the mean habitat temperature in tropical ectotherms but exceeds the mean temperature in temperate ectotherms. We hypothesize, on the basis of Jensen's inequality, that this pattern is driven by latitudinal variation in seasonal temperature fluctuations. We test this hypothesis with an eco-evolutionary model that integrates the quantitative genetics of reaction norm evolution with stage-structured population dynamics, which we parameterize with data from insects...
March 2017: American Naturalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221129/new-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-complex-sublineage-brazzaville-congo
#14
Sven Malm, Laure S Ghoma Linguissi, Emmanuel M Tekwu, Jeannhey C Vouvoungui, Thomas A Kohl, Patrick Beckert, Anissa Sidibe, Sabine Rüsch-Gerdes, Igor K Madzou-Laboum, Sylvie Kwedi, Véronique Penlap Beng, Matthias Frank, Francine Ntoumi, Stefan Niemann
Tuberculosis is a leading cause of illness and death in Congo. No data are available about the population structure and transmission dynamics of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex strains prevalent in this central Africa country. On the basis of single-nucleotide polymorphisms detected by whole-genome sequencing, we phylogenetically characterized 74 MTBC isolates from Brazzaville, the capital of Congo. The diversity of the study population was high; most strains belonged to the Euro-American lineage, which split into Latin American Mediterranean, Uganda I, Uganda II, Haarlem, X type, and a new dominant sublineage named Congo type (n = 26)...
March 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220255/phenological-patterns-of-flowering-across-biogeographical-regions-of-europe
#15
Barbara Templ, Matthias Templ, Peter Filzmoser, Annamária Lehoczky, Eugenija Bakšienè, Stefan Fleck, Hilppa Gregow, Sabina Hodzic, Gunta Kalvane, Eero Kubin, Vello Palm, Danuta Romanovskaja, Višnja Vucˇetic, Ana Žust, Bálint Czúcz
Long-term changes of plant phenological phases determined by complex interactions of environmental factors are in the focus of recent climate impact research. There is a lack of studies on the comparison of biogeographical regions in Europe in terms of plant responses to climate. We examined the flowering phenology of plant species to identify the spatio-temporal patterns in their responses to environmental variables over the period 1970-2010. Data were collected from 12 countries along a 3000-km-long, North-South transect from northern to eastern Central Europe...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219340/very-high-mhc-class-iib-diversity-without-spatial-differentiation-in-the-mediterranean-population-of-greater-flamingos
#16
Mark A F Gillingham, Arnaud Béchet, Alexandre Courtiol, Manuel Rendón-Martos, Juan A Amat, Boudjéma Samraoui, Ortaç Onmuş, Simone Sommer, Frank Cézilly
BACKGROUND: Selective pressure from pathogens is thought to shape the allelic diversity of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes in vertebrates. In particular, both local adaptation to pathogens and gene flow are thought to explain a large part of the intraspecific variation observed in MHC allelic diversity. To date, however, evidence that adaptation to locally prevalent pathogens maintains MHC variation is limited to species with limited dispersal and, hence, reduced gene flow...
February 20, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218645/mediterranean-diet-and-phase-angle-in-a-sample-of-adult-population-results-of-a-pilot-study
#17
Luigi Barrea, Giovanna Muscogiuri, Paolo Emidio Macchia, Carolina Di Somma, Andrea Falco, Maria Cristina Savanelli, Annamaria Colao, Silvia Savastano
The Mediterranean diet is a healthy dietary pattern known to actively modulate the cell membrane properties. Phase angle (PhA) is a direct measure by Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) used as marker of cell membrane integrity. Both food behaviour and PhA are influenced by age, sex and body weight. The aim of this study was to cross-sectionally evaluate the association between the adherence to Mediterranean diet and PhA in 1013 healthy adult patients stratified according to sex, age, and body mass index (BMI)...
February 17, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218290/the-interaction-between-the-proliferating-macroalga-asparagopsis-taxiformis-and-the-coral-astroides-calycularis-induces-changes-in-microbiome-and-metabolomic-fingerprints
#18
Stéphane Greff, Tânia Aires, Ester A Serrão, Aschwin H Engelen, Olivier P Thomas, Thierry Pérez
Mediterranean Sea ecosystems are considered as hotspots of biological introductions, exposed to possible negative effects of non-indigenous species. In such temperate marine ecosystems, macroalgae may be dominant, with a great percentage of their diversity represented by introduced species. Their interaction with temperate indigenous benthic organisms have been poorly investigated. To provide new insights, we performed an experimental study on the interaction between the introduced proliferative red alga Asparagopsis taxiformis and the indigenous Mediterranean coral Astroides calycularis...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217132/effects-of-environmental-conditions-on-the-fitness-penalty-in-herbicide-resistant-brachypodium-hybridum
#19
Eyal Frenkel, Maor Matzrafi, Baruch Rubin, Zvi Peleg
Herbicide-resistance mutations may impose a fitness penalty in herbicide-free environments. Moreover, the fitness penalty associated with herbicide resistance is not a stable parameter and can be influenced by ecological factors. Here, we used two Brachypodium hybridum accessions collected from the same planted forest, sensitive (S) and target-site resistance (TSR) to photosystem II (PSII) inhibitors, to study the effect of agro-ecological parameters on fitness penalty. Both accessions were collected in the same habitat, thus, we can assume that the genetic variance between them is relatively low...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216891/effects-of-potassium-sulfate-k2so4-on-the-element-contents-polyphenol-content-antioxidant-and-antimicrobial-activities-of-milk-thistle-silybum-marianum
#20
Gulsum Yaldiz
BACKGROUND: Silybum marianum L. (Milk thistle) is native to the Mediterranean basin and is now widespread throughout the world. It's sprout is used as a herbal medicine for the treatment of liver disease for centuries. The seeds of milk thistle contain silymarin, an isomeric mixture of flavonolignans [silybin, silychristin, and silydianin]. Silymarin acts as a strong anti-hepatotoxic. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the influences of potassium sulfate [K2SO4] fertilizer doses on polyphenol content, some nutrient elements, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of milk thistle at experimental fields of Ordu University in Turkey...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
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