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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078724/application-of-multi-block-analysis-and-mixture-design-with-process-variable-for-development-of-chocolate-cake-containing-yacon-smallanthus-sonchifolius-and-maca-lepidium-meyenii
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Marcela Marta Lazaretti Tormena, Luana Tabalipa de Medeiros, Patrícia Casarin de Lima, Gabriela Possebon, Renata Hernandez Barros Fuchs, Evandro Bona
BACKGROUND: In this study, a chocolate cake formulation was developed with partial substitution of wheat flour by yacon and maca flour. A simplex-centroid design was applied to determine the proportions of the three flours and the amount of water was included as a process variable at three distinct levels. According to the overall acceptability of the cakes, the tasters were separated into two groups using the k-means. RESULTS: After segmentation, regression models were constructed for overall acceptability of each group, it is obtained R(2)ajusted values of 92...
January 12, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075333/magnetic-resonance-study-of-bulk-and-thin-film-eutio3
#2
V V Laguta, Stanislav Kamba, M Marysko, Bartlomiej Andrzejewski, Martin Kachlik, Karel Maca, June Lee, Darrell Schlom
Magnetic resonance spectra of EuTiO3 in both bulk and thin film form were taken at temperatures from 3-350 K and microwave frequencies from 9.2-9.8 and 34 GHz. In the paramagnetic phase, magnetic resonance spectra are determined by magnetic dipole and exchange interactions between Eu2+ spins. In the film, a large contribution arises from the demagnetization field. From detailed analysis of the linewidth and its temperature dependence, the parameters of spin-spin interactions were determined: the exchange frequency is 10...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007001/antioxidant-and-neuroprotector-effect-of-lepidium-meyenii-maca-methanol-leaf-extract-against-6-hydroxy-dopamine-6-ohda-induced-toxicity-in-pc12-cells
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Ángel Rodríguez-Huamán, Sandra Casimiro-Gonzales, Jorge Antonio Chávez-Pérez, Carla Gonzales-Arimborgo, Richard Cisneros-Fernández, Luis Ángel Aguilar-Mendoza, Gustavo F Gonzales
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are normally produced during cell metabolism, there is strong evidence to suggest that ROS produced in excess impair the cell and may be etiologically related to various neurodegenerative diseases. This study was undertaken to examine the effects of Lepidium meyenii (MACA) methanol leaf extract on neurotoxicity in PC12 cell exposed to 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA). Fresh samples of "maca" leaves were processed in order to obtain foliar extracts and to evaluate the neurobiological activity on PC12 cells, subjected to the cytotoxic effect of 6-OHDA through the determination of the capacity antioxidant, cell viability and cytotoxicity assays on PC12 cells...
January 8, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999448/thrombosis-related-abo-f5-mthfr-and-fgg-gene-polymorphisms-in-morbidly-obese-patients
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Kristina Kupcinskiene, Martyna Murnikovaite, Greta Varkalaite, Simonas Juzenas, Darius Trepenaitis, Ruta Petereit, Almantas Maleckas, Juozas Kupcinskas, Andrius Macas
Objective. Obesity is a well-known risk factor for thrombotic complications. The aim of the present study was to determine the frequency of thrombosis related ABO, F5, MTHFR, and FGG gene polymorphisms in morbidly obese patients and compare them with the group of nonobese individuals. Methods. Gene polymorphisms were analyzed in 320 morbidly obese patients (BMI > 40 kg/m(2)) and 303 control individuals (BMI < 30 kg/m(2)) of European descent. ABO C>T (rs505922), F5 C>G (rs6427196), MTHFR C>T (rs1801133), and FGG C>T (rs6536024) SNPs were genotyped by RT-PCR...
2016: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803355/past-and-present-ards-mortality-rates-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jan Máca, Ondřej Jor, Michal Holub, Peter Sklienka, Filip Burša, Michal Burda, Vladimír Janout, Pavel Ševčík
ARDS is severe form of respiratory failure with significant impact on the morbidity and mortality of critical care patients. Epidemiological data are crucial for evaluating the efficacy of therapeutic interventions, designing studies, and optimizing resource distribution. The goal of this review is to present general aspects of mortality data published over the past decades. A systematic search of the MEDLINE/PubMed was performed. The articles were divided according to their methodology, type of reported mortality, and time...
January 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793105/assessment-of-risk-factors-for-cerebral-oxygen-desaturation-during-neonatal-and-infant-general-anesthesia-an-observational-prospective-study
#6
Ilona Razlevice, Danguole C Rugyte, Loreta Strumylaite, Andrius Macas
BACKGROUND: Cerebral oxygen saturation (rSO2c) decrease from baseline greater than 20 % during infant cardiac surgery was associated with postoperative neurologic changes and neurodevelopmental impairment at 1 year of age. So far, there is no sufficient evidence to support the routine monitoring of rSO2c during general surgical procedures in children. We aimed to find out the frequency of cerebral desaturation 20 % or more from baseline and to identify possible predictors of change in cerebral oxygen saturation during neonatal and infant general surgery...
October 28, 2016: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761703/intraoperative-floppy-iris-syndrome-and-its-association-with-various-concurrent-medications-bulbus-length-patient-age-and-gender
#7
Michael Wahl, Saskia M Tipotsch-Maca, Pia V Vecsei-Marlovits
PURPOSE: To evaluate the association between intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) and concurrent medications containing selective alpha1A receptor antagonists as well as nonselective alpha1-adrenergic receptor antagonists, bulbus length, patient age and gender. METHODS: We performed a prospective data acquisition of IFIS occurrence and grading, and retrospective evaluation of concurrent medications, bulbus length, patient age and gender of all patients undergoing cataract surgery over a 6-month period...
January 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754971/perinatal-health-in-the-danube-region-new-birth-cohort-justified
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Lisbeth E Knudsen, Zorana J Andersen, Radim J Sram, Markéta Braun Kohlová, Eugen S Gurzau, Aleksandra Fucic, Laura Gribaldo, Pavel Rossner, Andrea Rossnerova, Vojtěch Máca, Iva Zvěřinová, Dagmar Gajdosova, Hanns Moshammer, Peter Rudnai, Milan Ščasný
In 2013-2015, a consortium of European scientists - NEWDANUBE - was established to prepare a birth cohort in the Danube region, including most of the countries with the highest air pollution in Europe, the area being one-fifth of the European Union's (EU's) territory, including 14 countries (nine EU member states), over 100 million inhabitants, with numerous challenges: big socioeconomic disparities, and a region-specific environmental pollution. The consortium reflects the EU Strategy for the Danube Region Strategy (2010), which identified 11 thematic Priority Areas - one of which is the environmental risks...
October 18, 2016: Reviews on Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721369/applicability-of-impedance-cardiography-during-heart-failure-flare-ups
#9
Saulius Sadauskas, Albinas Naudžiūnas, Alvydas Unikauskas, Edita Mašanauskienė, Giedrė Bakšytė, Andrius Macas
BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF) accounts for about 5% of all causes of urgent hospital admissions, and the overall mortality of HF patients within 1 year after hospitalization is 17-45%. Transthoracic impedance cardiography (ICG) is a safe, non-invasive diagnostic technique that helps to detect various parameters that define different cardiac functions. The aim of this study was to investigate the value of ICG parameters in patients hospitalized due to HF flare-ups. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included 60 patients (24 women and 36 men) who were admitted to intensive care units because of an acute episode of HF without signs of myocardial infarction...
October 9, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27719949/physicochemical-properties-of-maca-starch
#10
Ling Zhang, Guantian Li, Sunan Wang, Weirong Yao, Fan Zhu
Maca (Lepidium meyenii Walpers) is gaining research attention due to its unique bioactive properties. Starch is a major component of maca roots, thus representing a novel starch source. In this study, the properties of three maca starches (yellow, purple and black) were compared with commercially maize, cassava, and potato starches. The starch granule sizes ranged from 9.0 to 9.6μm, and the granules were irregularly oval. All the maca starches presented B-type X-ray diffraction patterns, with the relative degree of crystallinity ranging from 22...
March 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714596/analysis-of-the-appendicularia-class-subphylum-urochordata-as-a-possible-tool-for-biomonitoring-four-estuaries-of-the-tropical-region
#11
Pedro Freitas de Carvalho, Sérgio Luiz Costa Bonecker, Cristina Aparecida Gomes Nassar
This study aims to characterize the differences between physical and chemical parameters of water quality indicators and eutrophication in four estuaries of the state of Rio de Janeiro and relate them to full density of the species that belong to the Appendicularia class with the purpose of seeking bioindicators for estuarine areas. The estuaries studied were from the rivers Macaé, São João, Bracuí, and Perequê-Açu. The physicochemical parameters monitored for evaluation of the water bodies and used for the correlation with the appendicularians were pH, temperature, nitrite, nitrate, N-ammonia, total nitrogen, phosphate, total phosphorus, dissolved oxygen (DO), suspended particulate matter (SPM), chlorophyll a, heterotrophic bacteria, and fecal coliform...
November 2016: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708692/in-silico-profiling-for-secondary-metabolites-from-lepidium-meyenii-maca-by-the-pharmacophore-and-ligand-shape-based-joint-approach
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Fan Yi, Xiao-Lei Tan, Xin Yan, Hai-Bo Liu
BACKGROUND: Lepidium meyenii Walpers (maca) is an herb known as a traditional nutritional supplement and widely used in Peru, North America, and Europe to enhance human fertility and treat osteoporosis. The secondary metabolites of maca, namely, maca alkaloids, macaenes, and macamides, are bioactive compounds, but their targets are undefined. METHODS: The pharmacophore-based PharmaDB targets database screening joint the ligand shape similarity-based WEGA validation approach is proposed to predict the targets of these unique constituents and was performed using Discovery Studio 4...
2016: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689623/alarmins-and-clinical-outcomes-after-major-abdominal-surgery-a-prospective-study
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Jan Máca, Filip Burša, Pavel Ševčík, Peter Sklienka, Michal Burda, Michal Holub
PURPOSE: Tissue injury causing immune response is an integral part of surgical procedure. Evaluation of the degree of surgical trauma could help to improve postoperative management and determine the clinical outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed serum levels of alarmins, including S100A5, S100A6, S100A8, S100A9, S100A11, and S100A12; high-mobility group box 1; and heat-shock protein 70, after elective major abdominal surgery (n = 82). Blood samples were collected for three consecutive days after surgery...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681650/effect-of-lepidium-meyenii-maca-on-testicular-function-of-mice-with-chemically-and-physically-induced-subfertility
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M Valdivia Cuya, K Yarasca De La Vega, G Lévano Sánchez, J Vásquez Cavero, H Temoche García, L Torres Torres, V Cruz Ornetta
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Lepidium meyenii (maca) in chemically and physically subfertile mice. After 35 days, the following groups of mice were evaluated: control, sham, chemical subfertility, chemical subfertility-maca-supplemented, physical subfertility, physical subfertility-maca-supplemented and maca-supplemented only. Motility (32.36% ± 5.34%) and sperm count (44.4 ± 5.37 × 10(6) /ml) in the chemically and physically subfertile mice (11.81% ± 4.06%, 17.34 ± 13...
October 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681649/red-maca-lepidium-meyenii-did-not-affect-cell-viability-despite-increased-androgen-receptor-and-prostate-specific-antigen-gene-expression-in-the-human-prostate-cancer-cell-line-lncap
#15
P Díaz, H Cardenas, P A Orihuela
We examined whether aqueous extract of Lepidium meyenii (red Maca) could inhibit growth, potentiate apoptotic activity of two anticancer drugs Taxol and 2-methoxyestradiol (2ME) or change mRNA expression for the androgen target genes, androgen receptor (Ar) and prostate-specific antigen (Psa) in the human prostate cancer cell line LNCaP. Red Maca aqueous extract at 0, 10, 20, 40 or 80 μg/ml was added to LNCaP cells, and viability was evaluated by the MTS assay at 24 or 48 hr after treatment. Furthermore, LNCaP cells were treated with 80 μg/ml of red Maca plus Taxol or 2ME 5 μM and viability was assessed 48 hr later...
October 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681648/effect-of-butanolic-fraction-of-yellow-and-black-maca-lepidium-meyenii-on-the-sperm-count-of-adult-mice
#16
N Inoue, C Farfan, G F Gonzales
Lepidium meyenii, known as maca, is a popular nutraceutical food which is grown over 4,000 m above sea level in the Peruvian central highlands. Maca contains alkaloids, but there are no studies on their biological effects. The butanol fraction obtained from methanol extract of maca hypocotyls contains alkaloids. The effects of butanol/aqueous fractions partitioned from methanol extract of yellow and black maca were examined. Total phenolic content (TPC) and antioxidant capacity by 2,2'-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl were used to evaluate maca fractions in vitro...
October 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648102/preservation-of-cognitive-function-by-lepidium-meyenii-maca-is-associated-with-improvement-of-mitochondrial-activity-and-upregulation-of-autophagy-related-proteins-in-middle-aged-mouse-cortex
#17
Shan-Shan Guo, Xiao-Fang Gao, Yan-Rong Gu, Zhong-Xiao Wan, A-Ming Lu, Zheng-Hong Qin, Li Luo
Maca has been used as a foodstuff and a traditional medicine in the Andean region for over 2,000 years. Recently the neuroprotective effects of maca also arouse interest of researchers. Decrease in mitochondrial function and decline in autophagy signaling may participate in the process of age-related cognitive decline. This study aimed to investigate if maca could improve cognitive function of middle-aged mice and if this effect was associated with improvement of mitochondrial activity and modulation of autophagy signaling in mouse cortex...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27645892/centromeric-and-non-centromeric-satellite-dna-organisation-differs-in-holocentric-rhynchospora-species
#18
Tiago Ribeiro, André Marques, Petr Novák, Veit Schubert, André L L Vanzela, Jiri Macas, Andreas Houben, Andrea Pedrosa-Harand
Satellite DNA repeats (or satDNA) are fast-evolving sequences usually associated with condensed heterochromatin. To test whether the chromosomal organisation of centromeric and non-centromeric satDNA differs in species with holocentric chromosomes, we identified and characterised the major satDNA families in the holocentric Cyperaceae species Rhynchospora ciliata (2n = 10), R. globosa (2n = 50) and R. tenuis (2n = 2x = 4 and 2n = 4x = 8). While conserved centromeric repeats (present in R. ciliata and R...
September 19, 2016: Chromosoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27645562/identification-of-a-new-sildenafil-analogue-adulterant-desethylcarbodenafil-in-a-herbal-supplement
#19
Yen-Chun Huang, Hui-Chun Lee, Yun-Lian Lin, Ya-Tze Lin, Chia-Fen Tsai, Hwei-Fang Cheng
In a maca-containing herbal supplement claimed to remedy erectile dysfunction, a new sildenafil analogue was found using adulterant screening with TLC, GC-MS and LC-MS/MS. This compound was isolated by column chromatography and HPLC, and identified by extensive 1D- and 2D-NMR and mass spectral analyses. The structure of this new compound was established as 5-[2-ethoxy-5-(piperazine-1-carbonyl) phenyl]-1-methyl-3-propyl-1,6-dihydro-pyrazolo[4,3-d]pyrimidin-7-one, and was named desethylcarbodenafil.
November 2016: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629102/nucleoside-diphosphate-kinase-b-regulates-angiogenic-responses-in-the-endothelium-via-caveolae-formation-and-c-src-mediated-caveolin-1-phosphorylation
#20
Shalini Gross, Kavi Devraj, Yuxi Feng, Jadranka Macas, Stefan Liebner, Thomas Wieland
Nucleoside diphosphate kinase B (NDPK-B) is an enzyme required for nucleoside triphosphate homeostasis, which has been shown to interact with caveolin-1 (Cav-1). In endothelial cells (ECs), NDPK-B contributes to the regulation of angiogenesis and adherens junction (AJ) integrity. We therefore investigated whether an interaction of NDPK-B with Cav-1 in ECs is required for this regulation and the involvement of VEGF signaling herein. We report that simultaneous depletion of NDPK-B/Cav-1 in HUVECs synergistically impaired sprouting angiogenesis...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
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