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Phosphate food additive

Yue Cao, Dan Sun, Jun-Xiu Chen, Hanyi Mei, Hao Ai, Guohua Xu, Yanshan Chen, Lena Q Ma
Phosphorus is an important nutrient for plant growth and is acquired by plants mainly as phosphate (P). Phosphate transporters (Phts) are responsible for P and arsenate (AsV) uptake in plants including arsenic (As) hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata. It is efficient in AsV uptake and P utilization, but P uptake in P. vittata is largely unknown. In this study, a P. vittata Pht, PvPht1;2, was identified and cloned. After transforming it into tobacco (N. tabacum), three independent transgenic lines (Ox1, Ox10, and Ox21) were studied...
March 14, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
Garrett T Dow, James B Thoden, Hazel M Holden
The aminoglycoside antibiotics, discovered as natural products in the 1940s, demonstrate a broad anti-microbial spectrum. Due to their nephrotoxic and ototoxic side effects, however, their widespread clinical usage has typically been limited to the treatment of serious infections. Neomycin B, first isolated from strains of Streptomyces in 1948, is one such drug that was approved for human use by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration in 1964. Only within the last 11 years has the biochemical pathway for its production been elaborated, however...
March 8, 2018: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
Saqib Bashir, Muhammad Shahid Rizwan, Abdus Salam, Qingling Fu, Jun Zhu, Muhammad Shaaban, Hongqing Hu
Heavy metal contamination in agricultural soils has become a serious environmental concern due to their generally high mobility and toxic effects on plants and food security. An incubation study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of biochar (BC), zeolite (ZE) and rock phosphate (RP) stabilizers on the immobilization of cadmium (Cd) in contaminated soils. Various extraction techniques were carried out: a sequential extraction procedure, the European Community Bureau of Reference (BCR), the toxicity characteristics leaching procedure (TCLP) and extraction with ammonium nitrate...
March 7, 2018: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Zahra H Mohammad, Amer A Hasan, Chris R Kerth, David G Riley, T Matthew Taylor
Sanitizer neutralizers can assist foodborne pathogen detection during routine testing by counteracting sanitizer residues carried over into fluids collected and tested from food samples. This study tested sanitizer-matched neutralizers applied at increasing concentrations to facilitate Salmonella enterica survival following exposure to cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) or peracetic acid (PAA), identifying minimum required concentrations of neutralizers to facilitate pathogen survival. Salmonella isolates were individually inoculated into a non-selective medium followed immediately by CPC (0...
March 3, 2018: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
Isabel Martínez-Alcalá, Francisco Pellicer-Martínez, Carmen Fernández-López
Emerging pollutants, including pharmaceutical compounds, are producing water pollution problems around the world. Some pharmaceutical pollutants, which mainly reach ecosystems within wastewater discharges, are persistent in the water cycle and can also reach the food chain. This work addresses this issue, accounting the grey component of the water footprint (GWFP ) for four of the most common pharmaceutical compounds (carbamazepine (CBZ), diclofenac (DCF), ketoprofen (KTP) and naproxen (NPX)). In addition, the GWFC for the main conventional pollutants is also accounted (nitrate, phosphates and organic matter)...
February 15, 2018: Water Research
Alissa H Cox, José A Amador
Historically, much of the New England landscape was converted to pasture for grazing animals and harvesting hay. Both consumer demand for local sustainably produced food, and the number of small farms is increasing in RI, highlighting the importance of characterizing the effects livestock have on the quality of pasture soils. To assess how livestock affect pasture on Charlton and Canton soils series in RI, we examined soil quality in farms raising beef cattle (Bos taurus), sheep (Ovis aries), and horses (Equus ferus caballus), using hayed pastures as a control...
February 21, 2018: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Yeong-Jun Park, Byung Kwon Jung, Sung-Jun Hong, Gun-Seok Park, Jerald Conrad Ibal, HuyQuang Pham, Jae-Ho Shin
The enzyme xylose isomerase (EC, XI) is responsible for theconversion of an aldose to ketose, especially xylose to xylulose. Owing to the ability of XI to isomerize glucose to fructose, this enzyme is used in the food industry to prepare high-fructose corn syrup. Therefore, we studiedthe characteristics of XI from Anoxybacillus kamchatkensis G10, a thermophilic bacterium. First, a gene coding for XI (xylA) was insertedinto the pET-21a (+) expression vector and the construct was transformed into an Escherichia coli competent cell BL21 (DE3)...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
Rana Eltahan, Fengguang Guo, Haili Zhang, Lixin Xiang, Guan Zhu
Cryptosporidium parvum is a water-borne and food-borne apicomplexan pathogen. It is one of the top four diarrheal-causing pathogens in children under the age of five in developing countries, and an opportunistic pathogen in immunocompromised individuals. Unlike other apicomplexans, C. parvum lacks Kreb's cycle and cytochrome-based respiration, thus relying mainly on glycolysis to produce ATP. In this study, we characterized the primary biochemical features of the C. parvum glucose-6-phosphate isomerase (CpGPI) and determined its Michaelis constant towards fructose-6-phosphate (Km = 0...
January 25, 2018: International Journal for Parasitology, Drugs and Drug Resistance
Larissa C Esteves, Amanda C Pinheiro, Renan M Pioli, Tatiana C Penna, Wilhelm J Baader, Thiago C Correra, Erick L Bastos
Betanin (betanidin 5-O-β-D-glucoside) is a water-soluble plant pigment used as a color additive in food, drugs and cosmetic products. Despite its sensitivity to light and heat, betanin maintains appreciable tinctorial strength in low acidic and neutral conditions, where the color of other plant pigments, such as anthocyanins, quickly fades. However, betanin is an iminium natural product that experience acid- and base-catalyzed hydrolysis to form the fairly stable betalamic acid and cyclo-DOPA-5-O-β-D-glucoside...
February 7, 2018: Photochemistry and Photobiology
Valentina Pomatto, Erika Cottone, Paolo Cocci, Matteo Mozzicafreddo, Gilberto Mosconi, Erik Russel Nelson, Francesco Alessandro Palermo, Patrizia Bovolin
Recent studies suggest that exposure to some plasticizers, such as Bisphenol A (BPA), play a role in endocrine/metabolic dispruption and can affect lipid accumulation in adipocytes. Here, we investigated the adipogenic activity and nuclear receptor interactions of four plasticizers approved for the manufacturing of food-contact materials (FCMs) and currently considered safer alternatives. Differentiating 3T3-L1 mouse preadipocytes were exposed to scalar concentrations (0.01-25 μM) of DiNP (Di-iso-nonyl-phthalate), DiDP (Di-iso-decyl-phthalate), DEGDB (Diethylene glycol dibenzoate), or TMCP (Tri-m-cresyl phosphate)...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Jia Guo, Md Ashraful Islam, Haocheng Lin, Changan Ji, Yinghui Duan, Peng Liu, Qingdong Zeng, Brad Day, Zhensheng Kang, Jun Guo
Cyclic nucleotide gated channels (CNGCs) play multifaceted roles in plants, particularly with respect to signaling processes associated with abiotic stress signaling and during host-pathogen interactions. Despite key roles during plant survival and response to environment, little is known about the activity and function of CNGC family in common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), a key stable food around the globe. In this study, we performed a genome-wide identification of CNGC family in wheat and identified a total 47 TaCNGCs in wheat, classifying these genes into four major groups (I-IV) with two sub-groups (IVa and IVb)...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
Atsumi Miyagawa, Sawako Tatsumi, Wako Takahama, Osamu Fujii, Kenta Nagamoto, Emi Kinoshita, Kengo Nomura, Kayo Ikuta, Toru Fujii, Ai Hanazaki, Ichiro Kaneko, Hiroko Segawa, Ken-Ichi Miyamoto
Circulating inorganic phosphate exhibits a remarkable daily oscillation based on food intake. In humans and rodents, the daily oscillation in response to food intake may be coordinated to control the intestinal absorption, renal excretion, cellular shifts, and extracellular concentration of inorganic phosphate. However, mechanisms regulating the resulting oscillation are unknown. Here we investigated the roles of the sodium phosphate cotransporter SLC34 (Npt2) family and nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (Nampt) in the daily oscillation of plasma inorganic phosphate levels...
February 1, 2018: Kidney International
Ya-Ling Su, Shu-Hua Cheng
The toxicity of sulfa drugs has attracted great attention, and the reported electrochemical methods for sulfa drugs usually employ a high oxidation potential. In this work, a one-pot synthesized conducting polymer nanocomposite containing poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) and MnO2 was cast on a screen-printed carbon electrode (SPCE), and the modified electrode showed superior electrochemical activity over a bare electrode for sulfamethazine (SMZ) determination. The SMZ detection was based on the electrochemical oxidation product, which showed an adsorptive property and exhibited a redox couple at 0...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
Xiaoli Wan, Hussain Ahmad, Lili Zhang, Zhiyue Wang, Tian Wang
BACKGROUND: Heat stress (HS) is detrimental to animal origin food production. Artemisia annua L., a natural source of phenolic compounds and flavonoids, exhibits antioxidant property. This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of dietary enzymatically treated Artemisia annua L. (EA) supplementation on meat quality, antioxidant capacity and energy status of breast muscle in heat-stressed broilers. RESULTS: The EA inclusion increased the redness value, reduced drip loss, decreased reactive oxygen metabolites and thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances, increased antioxidant enzyme activities, and reduced the ferric reducing antioxidant power and free radical scavenging abilities of breast muscle in heat-treated broilers...
January 9, 2018: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
Chien-Hui Wu, Yi-Huang Hsueh, Jen-Min Kuo, Si-Jia Liu
Lactic acid bacteria were isolated from fish and evaluated for their γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-producing abilities. Out of thirty-two isolates, Lactobacillus brevis RK03 showed the highest GABA production ability. The effects of various fermentation parameters including initial glutamic acid level, culture temperature, initial pH, and incubation time on GABA production were investigated via a singleparameter optimization strategy. For industrial large-scale production, a low-cost GABA producing medium (GM) broth was developed for fermentation with L...
January 4, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Andia N Redpath, Moïra François, Suet-Ping Wong, Dominique Bonnet, Sara M Rankin
Pharmacological mobilization of hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs) is used clinically to harvest HPCs for bone marrow transplants. It is now widely accepted that the CXCR4:CXCL12 chemokine axis plays a critical role in the retention of HPCs in the bone marrow, and CXCR4 antagonists have been developed for their mobilization. The first of this class of drugs to be US Food and Drug Administration-approved was the bicyclam AMD3100. In addition to mobilizing HPCs and leukocytes in naïve mice, AMD3100 has been shown to mobilize mesenchymal progenitor cells (MPCs) in vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF-A) pretreated mice...
October 10, 2017: Blood Advances
Hooman Heidarzadeh, Morteza Zendehdel, Vahab Babapour, Hasan Gilanpour
The present study was designed to determine the effect of central injection of Nesfatin-1 and corticotropin and histaminergic systems on food intake in neonatal meat-type chicks. In this study, 7 experiments were designed, each with 4 treatment groups. In experiment 1, four groups of chicks received the ICV injection of (A) phosphate-buffered saline (PBS), (B) Nesfatin-1 (10 ng), (C) Nesfatin-1 (20 ng) and (D) Nesfatin-1 (40 ng). In experiment 2, (A) PBS, (B) Astressin-B (CRF1/CRF2 receptors antagonist; 30 µg), (C) Nesfatin-1 (40 ng) and (D) Nesfatin-1 + Astressin-B were injected...
December 26, 2017: Veterinary Research Communications
Katinka X Ruthrof, Emma Steel, Sunil Misra, Jen McComb, Graham O'Hara, Giles E St J Hardy, John Howieson
Globally, land-use transition from mining to agriculture is becoming increasingly attractive and necessary for many reasons. However, low levels of necessary plant nutrients, and high levels of heavy metals, can hamper plant growth, affecting yield, and potentially, food safety. In post-phosphate mining substrates, for example, nitrogen (N) is a key limiting nutrient, and, although legumes are planted prior to cereals, N supplementation is still necessary. We undertook two field trials on Christmas Island, Australia, to determine whether Sorghum bicolor could be grown successfully in a post-phosphate mining substrate...
December 23, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
D Saul, B Harlas, A Ahrabi, R L Kosinsky, D B Hoffmann, M Wassmann, R Wigger, K O Böker, S Sehmisch, M Komrakova
Osteoporosis is often accompanied by sarcopenia. The effect of strontium ranelate (SR) on muscle tissue has not been investigated sufficiently. In this study, the effect of different SR treatments on muscle was studied. Additionally, the lumbar vertebrae were analyzed. Three-month-old female rats were divided into five groups (n = 12): Group 1: untreated (NON-OVX); Group 2: ovariectomized and left untreated (OVX); Group 3: SR after OVX until the study ended (13 weeks, SR prophylaxis and therapy = pr+th); Group 4: OVX and SR for 8 weeks (SR prophylaxis = pr); Group 5: SR for 5 weeks from the 8 week after OVX (SR therapy = SR th)...
December 14, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
Tao Wu, Luna Yang, Jianguo Jiang, Yinhua Ni, Jiawei Zhu, Xiaojun Zheng, Qi Wang, Xin Lu, Zhengwei Fu
AIM: Glucocorticoids (GCs), steroid hormones synthetized by the adrenal gland, are regulated by circadian cycles, and dysregulation of GC signaling can lead to the development of metabolic syndrome. The effects and potential mechanism of GCs in physiology were investigated in the present study. MAIN METHODS: Male Wistar rats were orally administered dexamethasone sodium phosphate (DEX, 0.01 and 0.05mg/kg body weight per day) for 7weeks. KEY FINDING: DEX treatment attenuated body weight gain and reduced food intake, whereas it induced the accumulation of fat...
January 1, 2018: Life Sciences
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