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S Gilani, G S Howarth, S M Kitessa, C D Tran, R E A Forder, R J Hughes
Increased intestinal permeability (IP) can lead to compromised health in chickens. As there is limited literature on in vivo biomarkers to assess increased IP in chickens, the objective of this study was to identify a reliable biomarker of IP using DSS ingestion and fasting models. Male Ross chickens (n = 48) were reared until day 14 on the floor pen in an animal care facility, randomized into the following groups: control, DSS and fasting (each with n = 16), and then placed in metabolism cages. DSS was administered in drinking water at 0...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
Daniela Sumczynski, Eva Kotásková, Jana Orsavová, Pavel Valášek
Zizania aquatica L. was analysed for total flavonoids, phenolics and HPLC profile in both free and bound phenolic fractions. The highest content of flavonoids (378-455mgRE/kg) was detected in bound fractions, while the highest polyphenols content (1061-2988mgGAE/kg) was determined in free fractions. Additionally, predominant phenolics were identified. To understand the contribution of individual phenolics to an antioxidant activity their mutual correlations were evaluated. Regarding free flavonoids, the main contributors to an antioxidant activity (r>0...
March 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
Avnish Kumar Seth, Pawan Rawal, Ruchika Bagga, Priti Jain
Forty-four-year-old male with ulcerative colitis (UC) for 11 years reported frequent relapse despite daily sulfasalazine 4 g, azathioprine 125 mg, and rectal 5-aminosalicylic acid. Repeated use of corticosteroids led to cataract. At enrollment, he was passing eight stools a day with blood with a Mayo score of 9 (3+1+3+2). Stool was negative for ova/cysts/acid fast bacilli and Clostridium difficile toxin assay. Rectal biopsy showed cryptitis, crypt abscess, and crypt distortion with no inclusion bodies, and cytomegalovirus DNA was negative...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
Arianna Ricci, Kenneth J Olejar, Giuseppina P Parpinello, Alessia U Mattioli, Nemaja Teslić, Paul A Kilmartin, Andrea Versari
Although commercial tannins are widely used in foods and beverages, an improved understanding of the structure and composition of vegetable tannins is needed to promote the exploitation of agri-food by-products and waste and their valorisation in more sustainable industrial applications. This study aims to characterize the phytochemical composition and antioxidant activity of 13 food grade tannins using multiple analytical approaches, including spectrophotometry and HPLC-ECD to determine the amount of targeted polyphenolic compounds...
October 4, 2016: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
Ana Bucić-Kojić, Gordana Šelo, Bruno Zelić, Mirela Planinić, Marina Tišma
Corn silage is used as high-energy forage for dairy cows and more recently for biogas production in a process of anaerobic co-digestion with cow manure. In this work, fresh corn silage after the harvest was used as a substrate in solid-state fermentations with T. versicolor with the aim of phenolic acid recovery and enzyme (laccase and manganese peroxidase) production. During 20 days of fermentation, 10.4-, 3.4-, 3.0-, and 1.8-fold increments in extraction yield of syringic acid, vanillic acid, p-hydroxybenzoic acid, and caffeic acid, respectively, were reached when compared to biologically untreated corn silage...
September 30, 2016: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Yasemin Sahan, Ozan Gurbuz, Metin Guldas, Nurcan Degirmencioglu, Aynur Begenirbas
In this study, the changes in phenolics, anthocyanin, antioxidant capacity, and bioaccessibility of chicory varieties (Cichorium spp.) in Turkey were investigated. A total of 19 phenolic standards were screened in the chicory varieties studied and the most abundant compounds in the samples, extracted with methanol, were phenolic acids, syringic (2.54mg/kg) and trans-ferulic acid (1.85mg/kg), whilst (+)-catechin was the major flavanol. The highest flavanol content using either methanol or ethanol was determined in the green chicory samples (0...
February 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
Truong Ngoc Minh, Do Tan Khang, Phung Thi Tuyen, Luong The Minh, La Hoang Anh, Nguyen Van Quan, Pham Thi Thu Ha, Nguyen Thanh Quan, Nguyen Phu Toan, Abdelnaser Abdelghany Elzaawely, Tran Dang Xuan
Phalaenopsis spp. is the most commercially and economically important orchid, but their plant parts are often left unused, which has caused environmental problems. To date, reports on phytochemical analyses were most available on endangered and medicinal orchids. The present study was conducted to determine the total phenolics, total flavonoids, and antioxidant activity of ethanol extracts prepared from leaves and roots of six commercial hybrid Phalaenopsis spp. Leaf extracts of "Chian Xen Queen" contained the highest total phenolics with a value of 11...
September 14, 2016: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
Milena Ivanović, Maša Islamčević Razboršek, Mitja Kolar
Several phenolic acids (PAs), caffeic, vanillic, syringic, p-coumaric and ferulic acid, found in Slovenian red wines were studied using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. For isolation of the PAs from wine samples, solid phase extraction using hydrophilic modified styrene - HLB cartridges was used. The bound PAs were extracted after basic hydrolysis and o-coumaric acid was used as the internal standard. The developed method was validated and the linear concentration range for all analytes was from 1 to 100 mg L-1 with correlation coefficients above 0...
2016: Acta Chimica Slovenica
Pasquale Filannino, Raffaella Di Cagno, Rocco Addante, Erica Pontonio, Marco Gobbetti
: Fructophilic lactic acid bacteria (FLAB) are strongly associated to the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) of Apis mellifera L. worker bees due to the consumption of fructose as a major carbohydrate. Seventy-seven presumptive lactic acid bacteria (LAB) were isolated from GIT of healthy A. mellifera L. adults, which were collected from 5 different geographical locations of Apulia region (Italy). Almost all the isolates showed fructophilic tendencies, which were identified as Lactobacillus kunkeei (69%) or Fructobacillus fructosus (31%)...
September 16, 2016: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Xiaofei Zeng, Abhijeet P Borole, Spyros G Pavlostathis
The objective of this study was to systematically investigate the inhibitory effect of furfural (FF), 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), syringic acid (SA), vanillic acid (VA), and 4-hydroxybenzoic acid (HBA), which are problematic lignocellulose-derived byproducts, on exoelectrogenesis in the bioanode of a microbial electrolysis cell. The five compound mixture at an initial total concentration range from 0.8 to 8.0 g/L resulted in an up to 91% current decrease as a result of exoelectrogenesis inhibition; fermentative, nonexoelectrogenic biotransformation pathways of the five compounds were not affected...
October 18, 2016: Environmental Science & Technology
Yousef Abdossalami Asl, Yadollah Yamini, Shahram Seidi, Maryam Rezazadeh
In the present work, a on-chip electromembrane extraction (CEME) was designed and employed for simultaneous extraction of mefenamic acid (MEF) and diclofenac (DIC), as acidic model analytes, and betaxolol (BET), as a basic model analyte, followed by HPLC-UV. The CEME consists of two polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) parts which each part consists of two separated microfluidic channels. A polypropylene sheet membrane impregnated with an organic solvent was sandwiched between the parts. One of the parts was used as the flow path for the sample solution and the other one as holder for the acceptor phases...
September 21, 2016: Analytica Chimica Acta
Jia-Qiong Li, Hong-Yang Xu, Mao-Qin Li, Jing-Yu Chen
In the present study, the effect of setting high airway pressure release ventilation (APRV) pressure guided by an expiratory inflection point of pressure-volume (PV) curve following lung recruitment maneuver (RM) on oxygen delivery (DO2) in canine models of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) was examined. Canine models of severe ARDS were established by intravenous injection of oleic acid. After injection of sedative muscle relaxants, a PV curve plotted using the super-syringe technique, and the pressure at lower inflection point (LIP) at the inhale branch and the pressure at the point of maximum curvature (PMC) at the exhale branch were measured...
September 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Carmen R M Bria, S Kim Ratanathanawongs Williams
The impact of asymmetrical flow field-flow fractionation (AF4) on protein aggregate species is investigated with the aid of multiangle light scattering (MALS) and dynamic light scattering (DLS). The experimental parameters probed in this study include aggregate stability in different carrier liquids, shear stress (related to sample injection), sample concentration (during AF4 focusing), and sample dilution (during separation). Two anti-streptavidin (anti-SA) IgG1 samples composed of low and high molar mass (M) aggregates are subjected to different AF4 conditions...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
Eun-Hye Jung, Ji-Sun Hwang, Mi-Youn Kwon, Kyung-Hong Kim, Hyeongjin Cho, In Kyoon Lyoo, Sujeong Shin, Jeong-Ho Park, Inn-Oc Han
In the present study, we synthesized and evaluated the anti-inflammatory effects of three tryptamine (Trm) hybrid compounds, HBU-375, HBU-376 and HBU-379. The Click reaction between the azido-Trm and 2- or 4-propazylated paeonol moiety resulted in HBU-376 and HBU-375, respectively. HBU-379 was generated by hybridizing Trm with propazylated acetyl-syringic acid. HBU-376 and HBU-375 dose-dependently inhibited LPS and caused nitric oxide (NO) generation in BV2 cells, whereas HBU-379 minimally inhibited NO generation, indicating that the paeonol unit plays an important role in the anti-inflammatory effect of Trm hybrid compounds...
August 25, 2016: Neurochemistry International
Beate Behrens, Patrick O Helmer, Till Tiso, Lars M Blank, Heiko Hayen
Rhamnolipids are biosurfactants produced by a variety of bacterial species that present a promising alternative to surfactants from petrochemical or oleochemical origin. The success of the fermentation is evaluated by subsequent qualitative and quantitative analysis. However, the sample preparation for high numbers of samples is often laborious and inefficient. In this study an online sample preparation is developed for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of rhamnolipids by LC-MS/MS. Online sample preparation is carried out on a TurboFlow Cyclone MAX column using turbulent flow chromatography...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
Hüseyin Sinan Topçuoğlu, Ahmet Aktı, Gamze Topçuoğlu, Salih Düzgün, Özge Ulusan, Firdevs Akpek
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated the efficacy of a sonic device (Vibringe), passive ultrasonic irrigation (PUI), and conventional syringe irrigation (CSI) in the removal of triple antibiotic paste (TAP) from artificial standardized grooves in the apical and coronal thirds of a root canal. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One-hundred eighteen root canals were prepared using the ProTaper system. The roots were split longitudinally, and a standardized groove was prepared in the apical and coronal parts of one segment...
July 2016: Journal of Conservative Dentistry: JCD
Francine Nzufo Tankeu, Constant Anatole Pieme, Cabral Prosper Biapa Nya, Romain Jacques Njimou, Bruno Moukette Moukette, Angelo Chianese, Jeanne Yonkeu Ngogang
BACKGROUND: Overconsumption of oxygen in mammalian cells often lead to the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) resulting from different mechanisms. Escape of scavenging enzymes/components or nutritional failure are the most important origins. Plant-derived molecules may protect biological molecules either by quenching free radicals, delaying or preventing the ROS formation or by restoring antioxidant enzymes activities. The present study assessed the antioxidant, phenolic profile and protective effect of barks extracts of Syzyguim guineense var macrocarpum against ferric nitriloacetate-induced stress in the liver, heart kidney and brain tissues of wistar rat homogenates...
2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Thawatchai Phaechamud, Nuttapong Chanyaboonsub, Orn Setthajindalert
Bleached shellac (BS) is a water-insoluble polyester resin made up of sesquiterpenoid acids esterified with hydroxy aliphatic acids. In this study, BS dissolved in N-methyl pyrrolidone (NMP), dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and 2-pyrrolidone was used as the internal phase of oil in oil emulsion using olive oil emulsified with glyceryl monostearate (GMS) as the external phase of in situ forming microparticles (ISM). Doxycycline hyclate (DH)-loaded BS ISMs were tested for emulsion stability, viscosity, rheology, transformation into microparticles, syringeability, drug release, surface topography, in vitro degradation and antimicrobial activities against Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus mutans and Porphyromonas gingivalis...
October 10, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Araya Satdhabudha, Kusumawadee Utispan, Paopaga Monthanapisut, Orapan Poachanukoon
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of positive pressure nasal irrigation and the incidence of bacterial colonization found in the irrigation device utilized for nasal saline irrigation in children with acute sinusitis. METHODS: We performed a randomized, prospective, controlled study of 80 children with acute sinusitis, aged 3-15 years. Each participant was randomized into one of two groups, one treated with a squeezable bottle and the other group treated with a syringe...
August 16, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
Lu Wang, Shu Liu, Junpeng Xing, Zhiqiang Liu, Fengrui Song
RATIONALE: An application of microdialysis sampling for evaluation of the interaction property of small molecules to macromolecules is presented. Microdialysis combined with liquid chromatography coupled to quadrupole time-of-flight tandem mass spectrometry (LC/QTOF-MS/MS) was established for the purpose of screening of the multiple bioactive compounds in traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs). METHODS: Microdialysis experiments were performed in vitro using a syringe pump and probes...
August 2016: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
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