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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932218/bisphenol-a-bpa-in-the-serum-of-pet-dogs-following-short-term-consumption-of-canned-dog-food-and-potential-health-consequences-of-exposure-to-bpa
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Zoe L Koestel, Robert C Backus, Kaoru Tsuruta, William G Spollen, Sarah A Johnson, Angela B Javurek, Mark R Ellersieck, Charles E Wiedmeyer, Kurunthachalam Kannan, Jingchuan Xue, Nathan J Bivens, Scott A Givan, Cheryl S Rosenfeld
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a widely present endocrine disruptor chemical found in many household items. Moreover, this chemical can bioaccumulate in various terrestrial and aquatic sources; thereby ensuring continual exposure of animals and humans. For most species, including humans, diet is considered the primary route of exposure. However, there has been little investigation whether commercial-brands of dog foods contain BPA and potential health ramifications of BPA-dietary exposure in dogs. We sought to determine BPA content within dog food, whether short-term consumption of these diets increases serum concentrations of BPA, and potential health consequences, as assessed by potential hematological, serum chemistry, cortisol, DNA methylation, and gut microbiome changes, in dogs associated with short-term dietary exposure to BPA...
December 5, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929431/internet-databases-of-the-properties-enzymatic-reactions-and-metabolism-of-small-molecules-search-options-and-applications-in-food-science
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Piotr Minkiewicz, Małgorzata Darewicz, Anna Iwaniak, Justyna Bucholska, Piotr Starowicz, Emilia Czyrko
Internet databases of small molecules, their enzymatic reactions, and metabolism have emerged as useful tools in food science. Database searching is also introduced as part of chemistry or enzymology courses for food technology students. Such resources support the search for information about single compounds and facilitate the introduction of secondary analyses of large datasets. Information can be retrieved from databases by searching for the compound name or structure, annotating with the help of chemical codes or drawn using molecule editing software...
December 6, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909986/toxicity-and-pharmacokinetic-profile-for-single-dose-injection-of-aby-029-a-fluorescent-anti-egfr-synthetic-affibody-molecule-for-human-use
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Kimberley S Samkoe, Jason R Gunn, Kayla Marra, Sally M Hull, Karen L Moodie, Joachim Feldwisch, Theresa V Strong, Daniel R Draney, P Jack Hoopes, David W Roberts, Keith Paulsen, Brian W Pogue
PURPOSE: ABY-029, a synthetic Affibody peptide, Z03115-Cys, labeled with a near-infrared fluorophore, IRDye® 800CW, targeting epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) has been produced under good manufacturing practices for a US Food and Drug Administration-approved first-in-use human study during surgical resection of glioma, as well as other tumors. Here, the pharmacology, phototoxicity, receptor activity, and biodistribution studies of ABY-029 were completed in rats, prior to the intended human use...
December 1, 2016: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909941/degradation-and-half-life-of-dna-present-in-biomass-from-a-genetically-modified-organism-during-land-application
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Mathew C Halter, James A Zahn
White biotechnology has made a positive impact on the chemical industry by providing safer, more efficient chemical manufacturing processes that have reduced the use of toxic chemicals, harsh reaction conditions, and expensive metal catalysts, which has improved alignment with the principles of Green Chemistry. The genetically-modified (GM) biocatalysts that are utilized in these processes are typically separated from high-value products and then recycled, or eliminated. Elimination routes include disposal in sanitary landfills, incineration, use as a fuel, animal feed, or reuse as an agricultural soil amendment or other value-added products...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909555/effect-of-dual-type-oligosaccharides-on-constipation-in-loperamide-treated-rats
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Sung Hee Han, Ki Bae Hong, Eun Young Kim, So Hyun Ahn, Hyung Joo Suh
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Constipation is a condition that can result from intestinal deformation. Because humans have an upright posture, the effects of gravity can cause this shape deformation. Oligosaccharides are common prebiotics and their effects on bowel health are well known. However, studies of the physiological functionality of a product that contains both lactulose and galactooligosaccharides are insufficient. We investigated the constipation reduction effect of a dual-type oligosaccharide, Dual-Oligo, in loperamide-treated rats...
December 2016: Nutrition Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907978/comparison-of-the-single-dose-pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics-and-safety-of-two-novel-oral-formulations-of-dimethandrolone-undecanoate-dmau-a-potential-oral-male-contraceptive
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R Ayoub, S T Page, R S Swerdloff, P Y Liu, J K Amory, A Leung, L Hull, D Blithe, A Christy, J H Chao, W J Bremner, C Wang
Dimethandrolone (DMA, 7α,11β-dimethyl-19-nortestosterone) has both androgenic and progestational activities, ideal properties for a male hormonal contraceptive. In vivo, dimethandrolone undecanoate (DMAU) is hydrolyzed to DMA. We showed previously that single oral doses of DMAU powder in capsule taken with food are well tolerated and effective at suppressing both LH and testosterone (T), but absorption was low. We compared the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of two new formulations of DMAU, in castor oil and in self-emulsifying drug delivery systems (SEDDS), with the previously tested powder formulation...
December 1, 2016: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891118/colistin-in-pig-production-chemistry-mechanism-of-antibacterial-action-microbial-resistance-emergence-and-one-health-perspectives
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REVIEW
Mohamed Rhouma, Francis Beaudry, William Thériault, Ann Letellier
Colistin (Polymyxin E) is one of the few cationic antimicrobial peptides commercialized in both human and veterinary medicine. For several years now, colistin has been considered the last line of defense against infections caused by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative such as Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Klebsiella pneumoniae. Colistin has been extensively used orally since the 1960s in food animals and particularly in swine for the control of Enterobacteriaceae infections. However, with the recent discovery of plasmid-mediated colistin resistance encoded by the mcr-1 gene and the higher prevalence of samples harboring this gene in animal isolates compared to other origins, livestock has been singled out as the principal reservoir for colistin resistance amplification and spread...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890565/three-generation-reproduction-toxicity-study-of-genetically-modified-rice-with-insect-resistant-genes
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Yichun Hu, Qin Zhuo, Zhaolong Gong, Jianhua Piao, Xiaoguang Yang
In the present work, we evaluated the three generation reproductive toxicity of the genetically modified rice with insectresistant cry1Ac and sck genes. 120 Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were divided into three groups which were fed with genetically modified rice diet (GM group), parental control rice diet (PR group) and AIN-93 control diet (both used as negative control) respectively. Bodyweight, food consumption, reproductive data, hematological parameters, serum chemistry, relative organ weights and histopathology for each generation were examined respectively...
November 24, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859211/intraspecific-leaf-chemistry-drives-locally-accelerated-ecosystem-function-in-aquatic-and-terrestrial-communities
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Sara L Jackrel, Timothy C Morton, J Timothy Wootton
Resource patchiness influences consumer foraging, movement, and physiology. Fluxes across ecosystem boundaries can extend these effects to otherwise distinct food webs. Intraspecific diversity of these cross-ecosystem subsidies can have large consequences for recipient systems. Here, we show intraspecific variation in leaf defensive chemistry of riparian trees drives local adaptation among terrestrial and riverine decomposers that consume shed leaf litter. We found extensive geographic structuring of ellagitannins, diarylheptanoids, and flavonoids in red alder trees...
August 2016: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855902/some-instrumental-methods-applied-in-food-chemistry-to-characterise-lactulose-and-lactobionic-acid
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Radla Zabian Bassetto Bisinella, Jéssica Caroline Bigaski Ribeiro, Cristina Soltovski de Oliveira, Tiago André Denck Colman, Egon Schnitzler, Maria Lúcia Masson
Lactose is obtained as a by-product from whey. It is a source of several derivatives, including lactulose and lactobionic acid. These two compounds were analysed by using the following techniques: thermogravimetry/derivative thermogravimetry (TG/DTG), differential scanning calorimetry coupled with optical microscope (DSC-thermomicroscopy), infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and X-ray diffractometry (XRD). The DSC technique coupled with microscopy made it possible to observe that the lactobionic acid showed several thermal events upon decomposition, which occurred at temperatures higher than 50°C...
April 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827902/chiral-alkyl-halides-underexplored-motifs-in-medicine
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REVIEW
Bálint Gál, Cyril Bucher, Noah Z Burns
While alkyl halides are valuable intermediates in synthetic organic chemistry, their use as bioactive motifs in drug discovery and medicinal chemistry is rare in comparison. This is likely attributable to the common misconception that these compounds are merely non-specific alkylators in biological systems. A number of chlorinated compounds in the pharmaceutical and food industries, as well as a growing number of halogenated marine natural products showing unique bioactivity, illustrate the role that chiral alkyl halides can play in drug discovery...
November 4, 2016: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824429/synthesis-of-gallic-acid-1-phenyl-1h-1-2-3-triazol-4-yl-methyl-esters-as-effective-antioxidants
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S H Lone, Shakeel U Rehman, K A Bhat
Using a click chemistry approach, a series of gallic-acid-1-phenyl-1H-[1,2,3]triazol-4-ylmethyl esters was synthesized to develop more effective antioxidants. The results of DPPH screening indicate that few of the synthesized analogs display better antioxidant effect compared to the standards. Among all, compounds, 9 and 20 displayed highest DPPH radical scavenging effect with IC50 values as low as 6.4±0.2 and 7.9±0.4 µM respectively, compared to the standard ascorbic acid (IC50=12±0.8 µM) and gallic acid (IC50=9...
November 7, 2016: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812513/effects-of-activity-based-personalized-nutrition-education-on-dietary-behaviors-and-blood-parameters-in-middle-aged-and-older-type-2-diabetes-korean-outpatients
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Seung Hye Yang, Hye-Kyung Chung, Seung-Min Lee
This study aimed to compare the effects of activity-based personalized nutrition education (APNE) with a general instruction for diabetes (control, CTRL) in middle-aged and older Korean outpatients with type 2 diabetes. After an initial screening, 70 subjects were randomly assigned to APNE (n = 37) or CTRL (n = 33) group. APNE considered each patient's anthropometry, blood chemistry data, and dietary habits in addition to planning meal choices with the aid of registered dietitians. After 3 months, dietary behavior, food intake, and anthropometric and blood measurement results were evaluated...
October 2016: Clinical Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809954/biologically-active-secondary-metabolites-from-the-fungi
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Gerald F Bills, James B Gloer
Many Fungi have a well-developed secondary metabolism. The diversity of fungal species and the diversification of biosynthetic gene clusters underscores a nearly limitless potential for metabolic variation and an untapped resource for drug discovery and synthetic biology. Much of the ecological success of the filamentous fungi in colonizing the planet is owed to their ability to deploy their secondary metabolites in concert with their penetrative and absorptive mode of life. Fungal secondary metabolites exhibit biological activities that have been developed into life-saving medicines and agrochemicals...
November 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797671/nutritional-correlates-of-human-oral-microbiome
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Ikuko Kato, Adrian Vasquez, Gregory Moyerbrailean, Susan Land, Zora Djuric, Jun Sun, Ho-Sheng Lin, Jeffrey L Ram
BACKGROUND: Despite many potential effects of the oral microbiome on oral and systemic health, scant information is available regarding the associations between diet and the oral microbiome. METHODS: Oral rinse DNA samples from 182 participants in a population-based case-control study for colorectal cancer were used to amplify a V3-V4 region of bacterial 16S rRNA gene. The amplicons were sequenced using Illumina MiSeq paired end chemistry on 2 runs, yielding approximately 33 million filtered reads that were assigned to bacterial classes...
October 31, 2016: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795618/effects-of-population-related-variation-in-plant-primary-and-secondary-metabolites-on-aboveground-and-belowground-multitrophic-interactions
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Moniek van Geem, Rieta Gols, Ciska E Raaijmakers, Jeffrey A Harvey
Insects feeding on aboveground and belowground tissues can influence each other through their shared plant and this is often mediated by changes in plant chemistry. We examined the effects of belowground root fly (Delia radicum) herbivory on the performance of an aboveground herbivore (Plutella xylostella) and its endoparasitoid wasp (Cotesia vestalis). Insects were reared on three populations of wild cabbage (Brassica oleracea) plants, exhibiting qualitative and quantitative differences in root and shoot defense chemistry, that had or had not been exposed to root herbivory...
2016: Chemoecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773280/ultrasound-assisted-extraction-of-food-and-natural-products-mechanisms-techniques-combinations-protocols-and-applications-a-review
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Farid Chemat, Natacha Rombaut, Anne-Gaëlle Sicaire, Alice Meullemiestre, Anne-Sylvie Fabiano-Tixier, Maryline Abert-Vian
This review presents a complete picture of current knowledge on ultrasound-assisted extraction (UAE) in food ingredients and products, nutraceutics, cosmetic, pharmaceutical and bioenergy applications. It provides the necessary theoretical background and some details about extraction by ultrasound, the techniques and their combinations, the mechanisms (fragmentation, erosion, capillarity, detexturation, and sonoporation), applications from laboratory to industry, security, and environmental impacts. In addition, the ultrasound extraction procedures and the important parameters influencing its performance are also included, together with the advantages and the drawbacks of each UAE techniques...
January 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770860/marine-microbial-amylases-properties-and-applications
#18
J Suriya, S Bharathiraja, M Krishnan, P Manivasagan, S-K Kim
Amylases are crucial enzymes which hydrolyze internal glycosidic linkages in starch and produce as primary products dextrins and oligosaccharides. Amylases are classified into α-amylase, β-amylase, and glucoamylase based on their three-dimensional structures, reaction mechanisms, and amino acid sequences. Amylases have innumerable applications in clinical, medical, and analytical chemistries as well as in food, detergent, textile, brewing, and distilling industries. Amylases can be produced from plants, animals, and microbial sources...
2016: Advances in Food and Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769454/exploiting-multispectral-imaging-for-non-invasive-contamination-assessment-and-mapping-of-meat-samples
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Panagiotis Tsakanikas, Dimitris Pavlidis, Efstathios Panagou, George-John Nychas
Recently, imaging and machine vision are gaining attention to food stakeholders since these are considered to be the emerging tools for food safety and quality assessment throughout the whole food chain. Herein, multispectral imaging, a surface chemistry sensor type, has been evaluated in terms of monitoring aerobically packaged beef filet spoilage at different storage temperatures (2, 8, and 15°C) and storage time. Spectral data acquired from the surface of meat samples (with/without background flora; +BF/-BF respectively) along with microbiological analysis...
December 1, 2016: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769374/fluorescence-based-fiber-optic-and-planar-waveguide-biosensors-a-review
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Elena Benito-Peña, Mayra Granda Valdés, Bettina Glahn-Martínez, Maria C Moreno-Bondi
The application of optical biosensors, specifically those that use optical fibers and planar waveguides, has escalated throughout the years in many fields, including environmental analysis, food safety and clinical diagnosis. Fluorescence is, without doubt, the most popular transducer signal used in these devices because of its higher selectivity and sensitivity, but most of all due to its wide versatility. This paper focuses on the working principles and configurations of fluorescence-based fiber optic and planar waveguide biosensors and will review biological recognition elements, sensing schemes, as well as some major and recent applications, published in the last ten years...
November 2, 2016: Analytica Chimica Acta
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