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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722753/fruit-quality-of-sweet-pepper-as-affected-by-foliar-ca-applications-to-mitigate-the-supply-of-saline-water-under-a-climate-change-scenario
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María Carmen Piñero, Margarita Pérez-Jiménez, Josefa López-Marín, Francisco M Del Amor
BACKGROUND: Sweet pepper fruit quality disorders have been related mainly to an unbalanced nutrient supply and non-optimal growth conditions. Increases in the atmospheric CO2 concentration ([CO2 ]) have been associated with a reduction of transpiration, which can affect calcium (Ca) uptake as it is linked closely to water uptake. We investigated whether foliar application of Ca can counterbalance the effects of saline water and elevated [CO2 ]. RESULTS: High CO2 favored generative growth instead of vegetative growth...
July 19, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722377/-sweet-s-syndrome-a-diagnosis-to-keep-in-mind
#2
Caroline Lang, Sandrine Quenan
Sweet's syndrome is a rare neutrophilic dermatosis. Typically, patients present with a sudden onset of tender erythematous skin lesions (papules, nodules, and plaques), of asymetrical distribution, located preferentially on the superior limbs, face and neck, associated whith high fever and neutrophilia. Histologicaly, there is a diffuse infiltrate of neutrophils located in the dermis. Most of the time idiopathic, it may be associated with a respiratory or gastro-intestinal infection, with inflammatory bowel disease, pregnancy and vaccination...
March 29, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722055/the-amyloid-architecture-provides-a-scaffold-for-enzyme-like-catalysts
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Z S Al-Garawi, B A McIntosh, D Neill-Hall, A A Hatimy, S M Sweet, M C Bagley, L C Serpell
Natural biological enzymes possess catalytic sites that are generally surrounded by a large three-dimensional scaffold. However, the proportion of the protein molecule that participates in the catalytic reaction is relatively small. The generation of artificial or miniature enzymes has long been a focus of research because enzyme mimetics can be produced with high activity at low cost. These enzymes aim to mimic the active sites without the additional architecture contributed by the protein chain. Previous work has shown that amyloidogenic peptides are able to self-assemble to create an active site that is capable of binding zinc and catalysing an esterase reaction...
July 19, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721580/gene-expression-profiles-of-the-thermotolerant-yeast-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-strain-kku-vn8-during-high-temperature-ethanol-fermentation-using-sweet-sorghum-juice
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Atiya Techaparin, Pornthap Thanonkeo, Preekamol Klanrit
OBJECTIVES: To investigate gene expression profiles of the thermotolerant yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain KKU-VN8, a potential high-ethanol producer, in response to various stresses during high-temperature ethanol fermentation using sweet sorghum juice (SSJ) under optimal conditions. RESULTS: The maximal ethanol concentration obtained by S. cerevisiae KKU-VN8 using SSJ at 40 °C was 66.6 g/l, with a productivity of 1.39 g/l/h and a theoretical ethanol yield of 81%...
July 18, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720979/first-report-of-phyllosticta-citricarpa-and-description-of-two-new-species-p-%C3%A2-paracapitalensis-and-p-%C3%A2-paracitricarpa-from-citrus-in-europe
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V Guarnaccia, J Z Groenewald, H Li, C Glienke, E Carstens, V Hattingh, P H Fourie, P W Crous
The genus Phyllosticta occurs worldwide, and contains numerous plant pathogenic, endophytic and saprobic species. Phyllosticta citricarpa is the causal agent of Citrus Black Spot disease (CBS), affecting fruits and leaves of several citrus hosts (Rutaceae), and can also be isolated from asymptomatic citrus tissues. Citrus Black Spot occurs in citrus-growing regions with warm summer rainfall climates, but is absent in countries of the European Union (EU). Phyllosticta capitalensis is morphologically similar to P...
June 2017: Studies in Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720944/evaluation-of-the-chemical-composition-antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-activities-of-distillate-and-residue-fractions-of-sweet-basil-essential-oil
#6
Hailong Li, Yanhui Ge, Zhimin Luo, Yulan Zhou, Xuguang Zhang, Junqing Zhang, Qiang Fu
In this study, the chemical composition and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum L. Lamiaceae family) were evaluated. Sweet basil is a food-related plant that is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. Sweet basil crude oil was processed via molecular distillation and further characterized using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) to screen for new compounds. The GC-MS analysis identified thirty-eight compounds. The major constituents of the residue fraction were estragole (17...
June 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720377/sucrose-and-fat-content-significantly-affects-palatable-food-consumption-in-adolescent-male-and-female-rats
#7
Christine M Tenk, Tina Felfeli
Hyperpalatable foods are highly pleasurable and possess a heightened capacity to stimulate eating. Adolescents appear especially vulnerable to hyperpalatable foods. These foods are typically high in sugar, fat, or both, but the specific elements that underlie their increased consumption are still not clearly understood. Combinations of high fat and high sugar may particularly intensify overeating. Animal models allow investigation of the consumption of these foods separately from many of the environmental and psychological influences that impact eating in humans...
July 15, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720079/implementation-effectiveness-trial-of-an-ecological-intervention-for-physical-activity-in-ethnically-diverse-low-income-senior-centers
#8
Porchia Rich, Gregory A Aarons, Michelle Takemoto, Veronica Cardenas, Katie Crist, Khalisa Bolling, Brittany Lewars, Cynthia Castro Sweet, Loki Natarajan, Yuyan Shi, Kelsie M Full, Eileen Johnson, Dori E Rosenberg, Melicia Whitt-Glover, Bess Marcus, Jacqueline Kerr
BACKGROUND: As the US population ages, there is an increasing need for evidence based, peer-led physical activity programs, particularly in ethnically diverse, low income senior centers where access is limited. METHODS/DESIGN: The Peer Empowerment Program 4 Physical Activity' (PEP4PA) is a hybrid Type II implementation-effectiveness trial that is a peer-led physical activity (PA) intervention based on the ecological model of behavior change. The initial phase is a cluster randomized control trial randomized to either a peer-led PA intervention or usual center programming...
July 18, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718017/occurrence-and-transformations-of-carbon-nitrogen-and-phosphorus-related-to-particle-size-fraction-of-sweet-potato-starch-wastewater-during-hydrolytic-acidification-processes
#9
Haixiao Zhu, Long Qin, Yue Hu, Dongyang Wei, Zibin Hai, Aimin Li, Xianchuan Xie, Chao Han
Sweet potato starch wastewater (SPSW) is an industrial food-processing waste product, which is a significant pollution source due to its high chemical oxygen demand (COD), nitrogen, and phosphorus loads. The influence of hydrolytic acidification (HA) process on C, N, and P as well as other main parameters were evaluated. It is essential to treat these wastewaters with effective methods such as HA, a general pretreatment application. In this study, we investigate the scientific link between the changes of different fractions of C, N, and P with particle size distribution in response to the newly introduced HA process...
July 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716589/the-role-of-dopamine-d2-receptors-in-the-nucleus-accumbens-during-taste-aversive-learning-and-memory-extinction-after-long-term-sugar-consumption
#10
María Isabel Miranda, José Alejandro Rangel-Hernández, Gabriela Vera-Rivera, Nadia Edith García-Medina, Gerardo Soto-Alonso, Gabriela Rodríguez-García, Luis Núñez-Jaramillo
The nucleus accumbens (NAcc) is a forebrain region that may significantly contribute to the integration of taste and visceral signals during food consumption. Changes in dopamine release in the NAcc have been observed during consumption of a sweet taste and during compulsive consumption of dietary sugars, suggesting that NAcc dopaminergic transmission is strongly correlated with taste familiarity and the hedonic value content. NAcc core and shell nuclei are differentially involved during and after sugar exposure and, particularly, previous evidence suggests that dopamine D2 receptors could be related with the strength of the latent inhibition (LI) of conditioned taste aversion (CTA), which depends on the length of the taste stimulus pre-exposure...
July 14, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716378/reducing-infection-rates-through-perioperative-glycemic-control-how-sweet-it-is
#11
EDITORIAL
Sean C Dowdy, Timothy B Curry, Robert R Cima
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716163/can-nutritional-information-modify-purchase-of-ultra-processed-products-results-from-a-simulated-online-shopping-experiment
#12
Leandro Machín, Alejandra Arrúa, Ana Giménez, María Rosa Curutchet, Joseline Martínez, Gastón Ares
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present work was to evaluate the influence of two front-of-pack nutrition information schemes (traffic-light system and Chilean warning system) on consumer purchase of ultra-processed foods in a simulated online grocery store. DESIGN: Following a between-subjects design, participants completed a simulated weekly food purchase in an online grocery store under one of three experimental conditions: (i) a control condition with no nutrition information, (ii) a traffic-light system and (iii) the Chilean warning system...
July 18, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715916/drug-management-of-neutrophilic-dermatoses
#13
Simone Garcovich, Clara De Simone, Emilio Berti, Angelo Valerio Marzano
Neutrophilic dermatoses are a heterogenous group of chronic, cutaneous inflammatory conditions characterized by the accumulation of neutrophils in the skin and by systemic inflammation. Neutrophilic dermatoses can be idiopathic or associated with other inflammatory or systemic diseases, including the group of the hereditary, autoinflammatory syndromes. Clinical management is challenging, due to limited clinical evidence and lack of clinical practice guidelines. Areas covered: This review provides an overview of current therapeutic management of the three prototypical neutrophilic dermatoses, aseptic pustulosis of the folds, Sweet syndrome and pyoderma gangrenosum...
July 18, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715480/tales-of-diversity-genomic-and-morphological-characteristics-of-forty-six-arthrobacter-phages
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Karen K Klyczek, J Alfred Bonilla, Deborah Jacobs-Sera, Tamarah L Adair, Patricia Afram, Katherine G Allen, Megan L Archambault, Rahat M Aziz, Filippa G Bagnasco, Sarah L Ball, Natalie A Barrett, Robert C Benjamin, Christopher J Blasi, Katherine Borst, Mary A Braun, Haley Broomell, Conner B Brown, Zachary S Brynell, Ashley B Bue, Sydney O Burke, William Casazza, Julia A Cautela, Kevin Chen, Nitish S Chimalakonda, Dylan Chudoff, Jade A Connor, Trevor S Cross, Kyra N Curtis, Jessica A Dahlke, Bethany M Deaton, Sarah J Degroote, Danielle M DeNigris, Katherine C DeRuff, Milan Dolan, David Dunbar, Marisa S Egan, Daniel R Evans, Abby K Fahnestock, Amal Farooq, Garrett Finn, Christopher R Fratus, Bobby L Gaffney, Rebecca A Garlena, Kelly E Garrigan, Bryan C Gibbon, Michael A Goedde, Carlos A Guerrero Bustamante, Melinda Harrison, Megan C Hartwell, Emily L Heckman, Jennifer Huang, Lee E Hughes, Kathryn M Hyduchak, Aswathi E Jacob, Machika Kaku, Allen W Karstens, Margaret A Kenna, Susheel Khetarpal, Rodney A King, Amanda L Kobokovich, Hannah Kolev, Sai A Konde, Elizabeth Kriese, Morgan E Lamey, Carter N Lantz, Jonathan S Lapin, Temiloluwa O Lawson, In Young Lee, Scott M Lee, Julia Y Lee-Soety, Emily M Lehmann, Shawn C London, A Javier Lopez, Kelly C Lynch, Catherine M Mageeney, Tetyana Martynyuk, Kevin J Mathew, Travis N Mavrich, Christopher M McDaniel, Hannah McDonald, C Joel McManus, Jessica E Medrano, Francis E Mele, Jennifer E Menninger, Sierra N Miller, Josephine E Minick, Courtney T Nabua, Caroline K Napoli, Martha Nkangabwa, Elizabeth A Oates, Cassandra T Ott, Sarah K Pellerino, William J Pinamont, Ross T Pirnie, Marie C Pizzorno, Emilee J Plautz, Welkin H Pope, Katelyn M Pruett, Gabbi Rickstrew, Patrick A Rimple, Claire A Rinehart, Kayla M Robinson, Victoria A Rose, Daniel A Russell, Amelia M Schick, Julia Schlossman, Victoria M Schneider, Chloe A Sells, Jeremy W Sieker, Morgan P Silva, Marissa M Silvi, Stephanie E Simon, Amanda K Staples, Isabelle L Steed, Emily L Stowe, Noah A Stueven, Porter T Swartz, Emma A Sweet, Abigail T Sweetman, Corrina Tender, Katrina Terry, Chrystal Thomas, Daniel S Thomas, Allison R Thompson, Lorianna Vanderveen, Rohan Varma, Hannah L Vaught, Quynh D Vo, Zachary T Vonberg, Vassie C Ware, Yasmene M Warrad, Kaitlyn E Wathen, Jonathan L Weinstein, Jacqueline F Wyper, Jakob R Yankauskas, Christine Zhang, Graham F Hatfull
The vast bacteriophage population harbors an immense reservoir of genetic information. Almost 2000 phage genomes have been sequenced from phages infecting hosts in the phylum Actinobacteria, and analysis of these genomes reveals substantial diversity, pervasive mosaicism, and novel mechanisms for phage replication and lysogeny. Here, we describe the isolation and genomic characterization of 46 phages from environmental samples at various geographic locations in the U.S. infecting a single Arthrobacter sp. strain...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715199/jumping-hurdles-peptides-able-to-overcome-biological-barriers
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Macarena Sánchez-Navarro, Meritxell Teixidó, Ernest Giralt
The cell membrane, the gastrointestinal tract, and the blood-brain barrier (BBB) are good examples of biological barriers that define and protect cells and organs. They impose different levels of restriction, but they also share common features. For instance, they all display a high lipophilic character. For this reason, hydrophilic compounds, like peptides, proteins, or nucleic acids have long been considered as unable to bypass them. However, the discovery of cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) opened a vast field of research...
July 17, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714975/association-analyses-based-on-false-discovery-rate-implicate-new-loci-for-coronary-artery-disease
#16
Christopher P Nelson, Anuj Goel, Adam S Butterworth, Stavroula Kanoni, Tom R Webb, Eirini Marouli, Lingyao Zeng, Ioanna Ntalla, Florence Y Lai, Jemma C Hopewell, Olga Giannakopoulou, Tao Jiang, Stephen E Hamby, Emanuele Di Angelantonio, Themistocles L Assimes, Erwin P Bottinger, John C Chambers, Robert Clarke, Colin N A Palmer, Richard M Cubbon, Patrick Ellinor, Raili Ermel, Evangelos Evangelou, Paul W Franks, Christopher Grace, Dongfeng Gu, Aroon D Hingorani, Joanna M M Howson, Erik Ingelsson, Adnan Kastrati, Thorsten Kessler, Theodosios Kyriakou, Terho Lehtimäki, Xiangfeng Lu, Yingchang Lu, Winfried März, Ruth McPherson, Andres Metspalu, Mar Pujades-Rodriguez, Arno Ruusalepp, Eric E Schadt, Amand F Schmidt, Michael J Sweeting, Pierre A Zalloua, Kamal AlGhalayini, Bernard D Keavney, Jaspal S Kooner, Ruth J F Loos, Riyaz S Patel, Martin K Rutter, Maciej Tomaszewski, Ioanna Tzoulaki, Eleftheria Zeggini, Jeanette Erdmann, George Dedoussis, Johan L M Björkegren, Heribert Schunkert, Martin Farrall, John Danesh, Nilesh J Samani, Hugh Watkins, Panos Deloukas
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) in coronary artery disease (CAD) had identified 66 loci at 'genome-wide significance' (P < 5 × 10(-8)) at the time of this analysis, but a much larger number of putative loci at a false discovery rate (FDR) of 5% (refs. 1,2,3,4). Here we leverage an interim release of UK Biobank (UKBB) data to evaluate the validity of the FDR approach. We tested a CAD phenotype inclusive of angina (SOFT; ncases = 10,801) as well as a stricter definition without angina (HARD; ncases = 6,482) and selected cases with the former phenotype to conduct a meta-analysis using the two most recent CAD GWAS...
July 17, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714369/sporamin-induces-apoptosis-and-inhibits-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-in-human-pancreatic-cancer-cells
#17
Cuijuan Qian, Xiaoying Chen, Yongxiao Qi, Sheng Zhong, Xinyan Gao, Wenjun Zheng, Zhixiang Mao, Jun Yao
Sporamin, a Kunitz-type trypsin inhibitor (TI) from sweet potato tuberous roots, has demonstrated anti-tumor activity through poorly defined mechanisms. Furthermore, the effects of sporamin on pancreatic cancer have not been explored. Herein, we studied the effects of sporamin on two human pancreatic cancer cell lines, PANC-1 and BxPC-3. Sporamin significantly inhibited the cell viability and proliferation activity and induced apoptosis in PANC-1 and BxPC-3 cells. Consistently, in sporamin-treated PANC-1 and BxPC-3 cells, the anti-apoptotic proteins Bcl-2 and Bcl-XL were downregulated and the pro-apoptotic protein Bax was upregulated...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713567/genetically-engineered-bananas-resistant-to-xanthomonas-wilt-disease-and-nematodes
#18
REVIEW
Leena Tripathi, Howard Atkinson, Hugh Roderick, Jerome Kubiriba, Jaindra N Tripathi
Banana is an important staple food crop feeding more than 100 million Africans, but is subject to severe productivity constraints due to a range of pests and diseases. Banana Xanthomonas wilt caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum is capable of entirely destroying a plantation while nematodes can cause losses up to 50% and increase susceptibility to other pests and diseases. Development of improved varieties of banana is fundamental in order to tackle these challenges. However, the sterile nature of the crop and the lack of resistance in Musa germplasm make improvement by traditional breeding techniques either impossible or extremely slow...
May 2017: Food and energy security
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712531/the-role-of-tryptophan-metabolism-and-food-craving-in-the-relationship-between-obesity-and-bipolar-disorder
#19
N Dalkner, M Platzer, S A Bengesser, A Birner, F T Fellendorf, R Queissner, A Painold, H Mangge, D Fuchs, B Reininghaus, H P Kapfhammer, S J Holasek, E Z Reininghaus
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Individuals with bipolar disorder (BD) have a significantly increased risk of obesity-related conditions. The imbalance between food intake and energy expenditure is assumed to be a major risk factor for obesity in BD. This study analyzed food craving in relation to anthropometric, metabolic, and neurobiological parameters in a well-characterized cohort of euthymic individuals with BD. METHODS: One-hundred-thirty-five patients completed the Food-Craving Inventory assessing four categories of food craving (fat, fast-food, sweets and carbohydrate craving)...
July 4, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711737/subthalamic-deep-brain-stimulation-sweet-spots-and-hyperdirect-cortical-connectivity-in-parkinson-s-disease
#20
Harith Akram, Stamatios N Sotiropoulos, Saad Jbabdi, Dejan Georgiev, Philipp Mahlknecht, Jonathan Hyam, Thomas Foltynie, Patricia Limousin, Enrico De Vita, Marjan Jahanshahi, Marwan Hariz, John Ashburner, Tim Behrens, Ludvic Zrinzo
OBJECTIVES: Firstly, to identify subthalamic region stimulation clusters that predict maximum improvement in rigidity, bradykinesia and tremor, or emergence of side-effects; and secondly, to map-out the cortical fingerprint, mediated by the hyperdirect pathways which predict maximum efficacy. METHODS: High angular resolution diffusion imaging in twenty patients with advanced Parkinson's disease was acquired prior to bilateral subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation...
July 12, 2017: NeuroImage
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