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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109169/maternal-psychiatric-symptoms-during-pregnancy-and-risk-of-childhood-atopic-diseases
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Niels J Elbert, Liesbeth Duijts, Herman T den Dekker, Nicolette W de Jong, Tamar E C Nijsten, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Johan C de Jongste, Roy Gerth van Wijk, Henning Tiemeier, Suzanne G M A Pasmans
BACKGROUND: Maternal psychiatric symptoms during pregnancy might affect the developing immune system and subsequent risk of childhood atopic diseases. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to examine the associations of maternal psychiatric symptoms during pregnancy with allergic sensitization, allergy and eczema in children until age 10 years. METHODS: This study among 5,205 children was performed in a population-based prospective cohort from fetal life onwards...
January 21, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108908/diamine-oxidase-from-white-pea-lathyrus-sativus-combined-with-catalase-protects-the-human-intestinal-caco-2-cell-line-from-histamine-damage
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Catherine Jumarie, Marilyne Séïde, Lucia Marcocci, Paola Pietrangeli, Mircea Alexandru Mateescu
Diamine oxidase (DAO) administration has been proposed to treat certain gastrointestinal dysfunctions induced by histamine, an immunomodulator, signaling, and pro-inflammatory factor. However, H2O2 resulting from the oxidative deamination of histamine by DAO may be toxic. The purpose of this study was to investigate to which extent DAO from white pea (Lathyrus sativus), alone or in combination with catalase, may modulate histamine toxicity in the human intestinal Caco-2 cell line. The results show that histamine at concentrations higher than 1 mM is toxic to the Caco-2 cells, independently of the cell differentiation status, with a LC50 of ≅ 10 mM following a 24-h exposure...
January 20, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108344/reward-sensitivity-and-body-weight-the-intervening-role-of-food-responsive-behavior-and-external-eating
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Laura Vandeweghe, Sandra Verbeken, Leentje Vervoort, Ellen Moens, Caroline Braet
BACKGROUND: During the last three decades, the prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity has increased worldwide. It is well established that different child-related factors such as food approach behaviors (i.e. eating behaviors that imply movements towards food) contribute to the development of overweight. However, research is lacking on the underlying mechanisms leading to food approach behaviors, which in turn lead to overweight. SUBJECT/METHODS: Via parent-report questionnaires, we investigated the relation between the personality trait reward sensitivity and body weight in a convenience sample of 211 children aged 2...
January 17, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108060/yogurt-consumption-in-infancy-is-inversely-associated-with-atopic-dermatitis-and-food-sensitization-at-5-years-of-age-a-hospital-based-birth-cohort-study
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Tetsuo Shoda, Masaki Futamura, Limin Yang, Masami Narita, Hirohisa Saito, Yukihiro Ohya
BACKGROUND: Several studies have suggested that habitual yogurt consumption is associated with favorable outcomes for health issues in children. However, the effects of yogurt consumption on allergic diseases and sensitization in children remain poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: This prospective birth cohort study aimed to investigate for associations between habitual yogurt consumption in infancy and development of allergic diseases/sensitization at 5 years of age...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107995/multivariate-optimization-of-headspace-trap-for-furan-and-furfural-simultaneous-determination-in-sponge-cake
#5
Mayela Cepeda-Vázquez, David Blumenthal, Valérie Camel, Barbara Rega
Furan, a possibly carcinogenic compound to humans, and furfural, a naturally occurring volatile contributing to aroma, can be both found in thermally treated foods. These process-induced compounds, formed by close reaction pathways, play an important role as markers of food safety and quality. A method capable of simultaneously quantifying both molecules is thus highly relevant for developing mitigation strategies and preserving the sensory properties of food at the same time. We have developed a unique reliable and sensitive headspace trap (HS trap) extraction method coupled to GC-MS for the simultaneous quantification of furan and furfural in a solid processed food (sponge cake)...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107941/mil-101-cr-as-matrix-for-sensitive-detection-of-quercetin-by-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-mass-spectrometry
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Guobin Han, Qiaoling Zeng, Zhongwei Jiang, Tiantian Xing, Chengzhi Huang, Yuanfang Li
Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) has been proven as a useful and advanced technique in the identification of polymers and proteins. However, MALDI-TOF-MS still has the unavoidable drawback of self-signal interference with traditional organic matrices, which could suppress and overlap with the analyte signals in the low-mass region. In this work, MIL-101(Cr), a kind of metal-organic frameworks which possess high molecular weight, π-conjugated 3-D structure, coordinately unsaturated chromium sites (CUS) and strong absorption in the UV range, was employed to replace traditional organic matrices, and it was found that MIL-101(Cr) can dramatically eliminate the background peaks, showing high signal-to-noise level in the analysis of small molecules...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107939/a-sensitive-chemiluminescent-immunoassay-to-detect-chromotrope-fb-chr-fb-in-foods
#7
Kun Xu, Hao Long, Rongge Xing, Yongmei Yin, Sergei A Eremin, Meng Meng, Rimo Xi
Chromotrope FB (Chr FB) is a synthetic azo dye permitted for use in foods and medicines. An acceptable daily intake (ADI) of Chr FB was 0-0.5mg/kg in China. In this study, we synthesized a Chr FB hapten with an amino group to prepare its artificial immunogen. Polyclonal antibodies obtained from New Zealand rabbits were applied to develop an indirect competitive chemiluminescent immunoassay (icCLIA) to detect Chr FB in foods. A horseradish peroxidase (HRP)-luminol-H2O2 system was used to yield CL signal with p-iodophenol as an enhancement reagent...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107910/nanobody-based-enzyme-immunoassay-for-ochratoxin-a-in-cereal-with-high-resistance-to-matrix-interference
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Xing Liu, Zongwen Tang, Zhenhua Duan, Zhenyun He, Mei Shu, Xianxian Wang, Shirley J Gee, Bruce D Hammock, Yang Xu
A sensitive indirect competitive nanobody-based enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (Nb-ELISA) for ochratoxin A (OTA) with high resistance to cereal matrix interference was developed. Nanobodies against OTA (Nb15, Nb28, Nb32, Nb36) were expressed in E. coli cells and their thermal stabilities were compared with that of an OTA-specific monoclonal antibody 6H8. All nanobodies could still retain their antigen-binding activity after exposure to temperature 95°C for 5min or to 90°C for 75min. Nb28 that exhibited the highest sensitivity in ELISA was selected for further research...
March 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107714/lactational-exposure-to-short-chain-chlorinated-paraffins-in-china-korea-and-japan
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Yang Cao, Kouji H Harada, Toshiaki Hitomi, Tamon Niisoe, Peiyu Wang, Yuhui Shi, Hye-Ran Yang, Takumi Takasuga, Akio Koizumi
To investigate short-chain chlorinated paraffin (SCCP) levels in human breast milk, pooled breast milk samples (BMSs) collected between 2007 and 2010 from Chinese (Beijing, n = 17), Korean (Seoul, Busan, n = 16), and Japanese (Kyoto, Sendai, n = 44) women were analyzed. SCCPs found in air samples in Beijing (n = 4, in 2008) were also analyzed and compared with BMSs to estimate the possible source of contamination in Beijing. The electron-capture negative ionization method demonstrated the different sensitivities for SCCPs, and pentachlorinated alkanes had the highest method detection limit (MDL) among congeners...
January 6, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107686/a-novel-aptasensor-for-the-colorimetric-detection-of-s-typhimurium-based-on-gold-nanoparticles
#10
Xiaoyuan Ma, Liangjing Song, Nixin Zhou, Yu Xia, Zhouping Wang
A simple, fast and convenient colorimetric aptasensor was fabricated for the detection of Salmonella typhimurium (S. typhimurium) which was based on the color change effect of gold nanoparticles (GNPs). S. typhimurium is one of the most common causes of food-associated disease. Aptamers with specific recognition toward S. typhimurium was modified to the surface of prepared GNPs. They play a role for the protection of GNPs from aggregation toward high concentrations of NaCl. With the addition of S. typhimurium, aptamers preferably combined to S...
December 30, 2016: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107609/carbon-nanodot-solar-cells-from-renewable-precursors
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Maria-Magdalena Titirici, Adam Marinovic, Steve Dunn, Lim Swee Kiat, Joe Briscoe
It has recently been shown that waste biomass can be converted into a wide range of functional materials, including those with desirable optical and electronic properties, offering the opportunity to find new uses for these renewable resources. Photovoltaics is one area where finding the combination of abundant, low-cost and non-toxic materials with the necessary functionality can be challenging. In this paper we compare the performance of carbon nanodots derived from a wide range of biomaterials obtained from different biomass sources as sensitizers for TiO2-based nanostructured solar cells; polysaccharides (chitosan and chitin), monosaccharide (D-glucose), amino acids (L-arginine and L-cysteine) and raw lobster shells are all used to produce carbon nanodots via hydrothermal carbonisation...
January 20, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107464/seed-detection-and-discrimination-by-ground-beetles-coleoptera-carabidae-are-associated-with-olfactory-cues
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Sharavari S Kulkarni, Lloyd M Dosdall, John R Spence, Christian J Willenborg
Olfactory ability is an element of fitness in many animals, guiding choices among alternatives such as mating partners or food. Ground beetles (Coleoptera; Carabidae), exhibit preferences for prey, and some species are well-known weed seed predators. We used olfactometer-based bioassays to determine if olfactory stimuli are associated with detection of Brassica napus L., Sinapis arvensis L., and Thlaspi arvense L. seeds by ground beetles characteristic of agroecosystems, and whether behavioural responses to seed odors depended on seed physiological state (imbibed or unimbibed)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107363/age-dependent-neuroendocrine-signaling-from-sensory-neurons-modulates-the-effect-of-dietary-restriction-on-longevity-of-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Marissa Fletcher, Dennis H Kim
Dietary restriction extends lifespan in evolutionarily diverse animals. A role for the sensory nervous system in dietary restriction has been established in Drosophila and Caenorhabditis elegans, but little is known about how neuroendocrine signals influence the effects of dietary restriction on longevity. Here, we show that DAF-7/TGFβ, which is secreted from the C. elegans amphid, promotes lifespan extension in response to dietary restriction in C. elegans. DAF-7 produced by the ASI pair of sensory neurons acts on DAF-1/TGFβ receptors expressed on interneurons to inhibit the co-SMAD DAF-3...
January 20, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105972/comparative-validation-of-the-determination-of-sofosbuvir-in-pharmaceuticals-by-several-inexpensive-ecofriendly-chromatographic-electrophoretic-and-spectrophotometric-methods
#14
Amira F El-Yazbi
Sofosbuvir (SOFO) was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2013 for the treatment of hepatitis C virusinfection with enhanced antiviral potency compared with earlier analogs. Notwithstanding, all current editions of the pharmacopeias still do not present any analytical methods for the quantification of SOFO. Thus, rapid, simple, and ecofriendly methods for the routine analysis of commercial formulations of SOFO are desirable. In this study, five accurate methods for the determination of SOFO in pharmaceutical tablets were developed and validated...
January 20, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103450/paper-based-analytical-devices-for-clinical-diagnosis-recent-advances-in-the-fabrication-techniques-and-sensing-mechanisms
#15
Mazhar Sher, Rachel Zhuang, Utkan Demirci, Waseem Asghar
There is a significant interest in developing inexpensive portable biosensing platforms for various applications including disease diagnostics, environmental monitoring, food safety, and water testing at the point-of-care (POC) settings. Current diagnostic assays available in the developed world require sophisticated laboratory infrastructure and expensive reagents. Hence, they are not suitable for resource-constrained settings with limited financial resources, basic health infrastructure, and few trained technicians...
January 19, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103406/evaluation-of-the-ability-of-polyphenol-extracts-of-cocoa-and-red-grape-to-promote-the-antioxidant-response-in-yeast-using-a-rapid-multiwell-assay
#16
Ana Peláez-Soto, María Teresa Fernández-Espinar, Patricia Roig, José Vicente Gil
Saccharomyces cerevisiae has been used as a model organism to study the capacity of cocoa and red grape extracts to trigger an antioxidant response. A methodology adapted to microtiter plates has been developed to monitor yeast growth after culture preincubation with food ingredients and exposure to oxidative stress by hydrogen peroxide and menadione. This methodology proved effective in measuring the ability of cocoa and red grape extracts to promote an antioxidant response in yeast, and also the prospect of conducting dose-response studies...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102702/immunomodulating-peptides-for-food-allergy-prevention-and-treatment
#17
Daniel Lozano-Ojalvo, Rosina López-Fandiño
Among the most promising strategies currently assayed against IgE-mediated allergic diseases stands the possibility of using immunomodulating peptides to induce oral tolerance towards offending food allergens or even to prevent allergic sensitization. This review focuses on the beneficial effects of food derived immunomodulating peptides on food allergy, which can be directly exerted in the intestinal tract or once being absorbed through the intestinal epithelial barrier to interact with immune cells. Food peptides influence intestinal homeostasis by maintaining and reinforcing barrier function or affecting intestinal cell-signalling to nearby immune cells and mucus secretion...
January 19, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100257/food-specific-sublingual-immunotherapy-is-well-tolerated-and-safe-in-healthy-dogs-a-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-study
#18
E Maina, M Pelst, M Hesta, E Cox
BACKGROUND: Food allergies are increasing in prevalence but no treatment strategies are currently available to cure dogs with food allergy. Over the past decade, experimental food allergen-specific sublingual immunotherapy (FA-SLIT) has emerged as a potential treatment for food allergies in human medicine. However, FA-SLIT has not been investigated in dogs. Therefore, the objective of this study was to prospectively evaluate the safety, tolerability and dispenser sterility of FA-SLIT in healthy dogs before testing it in food allergic dogs...
January 18, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098991/evidence-of-absence-estrogenicity-assessment-of-a-new-food-contact-coating-and-the-bisphenol-used-in-its-synthesis
#19
Ana M Soto, Cheryl Schaeberle, Mark S Maier, Carlos Sonnenschein, Maricel V Maffini
Consumer concerns about exposure to substances found in food contact materials with estrogenic activity (EA) have created substantial demand for alternatives. We assessed the potential EA of both a new bisphenol monomer used to synthesize polymeric coatings for metal food-contact applications and the nonintentionally added substances (NIAS) that may migrate into food. We evaluated tetramethyl bisphenol F (TMBPF) using in vitro and in vivo assays. We extracted the polymeric coating using food simulants ethanol (50% v/v) and acetic acid (3% w/v) and measured migration using tandem liquid chromatography (LC)/mass spectrometry (MS) and LC time-of-flight MS for TMBPF and NIAS, respectively...
January 18, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098753/reagent-less-and-robust-biosensor-for-direct-determination-of-lactate-in-food-samples
#20
Iria Bravo, Mónica Revenga-Parra, Félix Pariente, Encarnación Lorenzo
Lactic acid is a relevant analyte in the food industry, since it affects the flavor, freshness, and storage quality of several products, such as milk and dairy products, juices, or wines. It is the product of lactose or malo-lactic fermentation. In this work, we developed a lactate biosensor based on the immobilization of lactate oxidase (LOx) onto N,N'-Bis(3,4-dihydroxybenzylidene) -1,2-diaminobenzene Schiff base tetradentate ligand-modified gold nanoparticles (3,4DHS-AuNPs) deposited onto screen-printed carbon electrodes, which exhibit a potent electrocatalytic effect towards hydrogen peroxide oxidation/reduction...
January 13, 2017: Sensors
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