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Mina Kafkaletou, Miltiadis V Christopoulos, Eleni Tsantili
BACKGROUND: Goji berries (Lycium barbarum L.) are functional fruits, but usually disposed to markets as dried. The aim, here, was to investigate the storability of fresh goji berries treated with high CO2 and low O2 concentrations before air storage at 1 °C for 21 d. RESULTS: Berries harvested without stems were exposed to air (controls) or treated for 2 d at 1 °C with the following controlled atmosphere (CA) treatments: 21% O2 + 0% CO2 (21 + 0), 5% O2 + 15% CO2 (5 + 15), 10% O2 + 10% CO2 (10 + 10) and 20% O2 + 20% CO2 (20 + 20)...
April 26, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424747/association-between-optic-nerve-head-microcirculation-and-macular-ganglion-cell-complex-thickness-in-eyes-with-untreated-normal-tension-glaucoma-and-a-hemifield-defect
#2
Ayako Anraku, Kyoko Ishida, Nobuko Enomoto, Seiji Takagi, Hiroyuki Ito, Asuka Takeyama, Fumihiko Yagi, Goji Tomita
Purpose. We evaluated the association between optic nerve head (ONH) microcirculation and macular ganglion cell complex (mGCC) thickness in patients with untreated normal tension glaucoma (NTG) and a hemifield defect. Methods. The medical records of 47 patients with untreated NTG were retrospectively reviewed. Laser speckle flowgraphy was used to obtain mean blur rate (MBR), a relative measure of blood flow. Average total deviation (TD), mGCC, and the circumpapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (cpRNFL) thickness were also analyzed...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420309/a-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopic-study-in-autism-spectrum-disorder-using-a-3-tesla-clinical-magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-system-the-anterior-cingulate-cortex-and-the-left-cerebellum
#3
Hiromichi Ito, Kenji Mori, Masafumi Harada, Sonoka Hisaoka, Yoshihiro Toda, Tatsuo Mori, Aya Goji, Yoko Abe, Masahito Miyazaki, Shoji Kagami
The pathophysiology of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is not fully understood. We used proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy to investigate metabolite concentration ratios in the anterior cingulate cortex and left cerebellum in ASD. In the ACC and left cerebellum studies, the ASD group and intelligence quotient- and age-matched control group consisted of 112 and 114 subjects and 65 and 45 subjects, respectively. In the ASD group, γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)+/ creatine/phosphocreatine (Cr) was significantly decreased in the anterior cingulate cortex, and glutamate (Glu)/Cr was significantly increased and GABA+/Cr was significantly decreased in the left cerebellum compared to those in the control group...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411517/pre-and-post-surgical-psychiatric-assessments-and-intervention-by-major-epilepsy-centers-in-japan-nationwide-survey
#4
Hiroko Goji, Toshihiko Fukuchi, Kousuke Kanemoto
BACKGROUND: Although psychiatric issues following epilepsy surgery are now widely recognized as a major problem, actual awareness of these issues by epilepsy centers remains to be elucidated. This is the first known report regarding the use of psychiatric assessments and interventions by epilepsy centers throughout Japan. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: At the beginning of 2016, we sent a questionnaire regarding psychiatric assessments performed before and after epilepsy surgery, psychiatric intervention after surgery, and future plans for dealing with psychiatric issues in relation to epilepsy surgery, which consisted of a total of 24 items, to all members of the Japan Epilepsy Center Association (JEPICA)...
May 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407908/stability-of-goji-bioactives-during-extrusion-cooking-process
#5
Agnieszka Kosińska-Cagnazzo, Dimitri Bocquel, Isabelle Marmillod, Wilfried Andlauer
Due to the increasing popularity of goji berries, efforts are made to enlarge the offer of goji containing foods. In this study, rice flour based extrudates enriched with goji berries were investigated. The extrusion was performed using a twin screw extruder with constant feed moisture and screw speed. Raw mixtures as well as extruded products obtained were analysed in order to determine antioxidant activity and contents of rutin, zeaxanthin dipalmitate and 2-O-β-d-glucopyranosyl-l-ascorbic acid. The antioxidant activity of goji extrudates was boosted up to 20times compared to the extrudates without any addition...
September 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407907/the-effects-of-postharvest-application-of-lecithin-to-improve-storage-potential-and-quality-of-fresh-goji-lycium-barbarum-l-berries
#6
Mushtaque Ahmed Jatoi, Slaven Jurić, Rajko Vidrih, Marko Vinceković, Marko Vuković, Tomislav Jemrić
To enhance storage life and post-storage quality of fresh goji berries, three treatments with lecithin (1, 5, 10g·L(-1)) and two storage times (8, 16days) were evaluated. The significant effects on the physiological and biochemical parameters were varied. 1g·L(-1) lecithin showed its main effects after 8days of storage by reduction in total weight loss and decay, SSC/TA ratio (also at 16days), and chlorophyll content and with highest scores of sensory attributes (also at 16days). 5g·L(-1) lecithin showed its main effects after 16days of storage: highest SSC, highest TA (also at 8days), highest TPC, only significant reduction in DPPH antioxidant activity, and highest total flavonoid content...
September 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394267/calabrian-goji-vs-chinese-goji-a-comparative-study-on-biological-properties
#7
Mariarosa Ruffo, Ortensia Ilaria Parisi, Fabio Amone, Rocco Malivindi, Domenico Gorgoglione, Filomena De Biasio, Luca Scrivano, Vincenzo Pezzi, Francesco Puoci
Lycium barbarum (Goji) fruits are mainly cultivated in northwestern China and are well known for their beneficial and healthy effects. In this work, the biological and functional properties of Calabrian Goji extract, obtained from Goji berries cultivated in the Sibari Plain (in the Italian region of Calabria), were demonstrated. In order to evaluate the use of this extract as a food supplement for cognitive and mental disorders, the quantification of Carotenoids as Zeaxanthin equivalents was made. The antioxidant activity was investigated by evaluating the scavenging properties against 2,2'-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and 2,2'-Azinobis-(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS) radicals and by performing the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) assay...
April 10, 2017: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347301/does-social-distinction-contribute-to-socioeconomic-inequalities-in-diet-the-case-of-superfoods-consumption
#8
Joost Oude Groeniger, Frank J van Lenthe, Mariëlle A Beenackers, Carlijn B M Kamphuis
BACKGROUND: The key mechanisms underlying socioeconomic inequalities in dietary intake are still poorly understood, hampering the development of interventions. An important, but sparsely mentioned mechanism is that of 'social distinction', whereby those in a higher socioeconomic position adopt dietary patterns by which they can distinguish themselves from lower socioeconomic groups. We investigated the importance of distinction as a mechanism, by testing the socioeconomic gradient in the consumption of so-called 'superfoods' and the contribution of a well-established indicator of distinction, cultural participation...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321069/cerebral-salt-wasting-syndrome-and-inappropriate-antidiuretic-hormone-syndrome-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhaging
#9
Hanako Nakajima, Hiroshi Okada, Kazuki Hirose, Toru Murakami, Yayoi Shiotsu, Mayuko Kadono, Mamoru Inoue, Goji Hasegawa
Hyponatremia is a common finding after subarachnoid hemorrhaging (SAH) and can be caused by either cerebral salt-wasting syndrome (CSWS) or syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH). Distinguishing between these two entities can be difficult because they have similar manifestations, including hyponatremia, serum hypo-osmolality, and high urine osmolality. We herein report the case of a 60-year-old man who suffered from SAH complicated by hyponatremia. During his initial hospitalization, he was diagnosed with CSWS...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270110/comparative-genomics-of-enterococcus-spp-isolated-from-bovine-feces
#10
Alicia G Beukers, Rahat Zaheer, Noriko Goji, Kingsley K Amoako, Alexandre V Chaves, Michael P Ward, Tim A McAllister
BACKGROUND: Enterococcus is ubiquitous in nature and is a commensal of both the bovine and human gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It is also associated with clinical infections in humans. Subtherapeutic administration of antibiotics to cattle selects for antibiotic resistant enterococci in the bovine GI tract. Antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) may be present in enterococci following antibiotic use in cattle. If located on mobile genetic elements (MGEs) their dissemination between Enterococcus species and to pathogenic bacteria may be promoted, reducing the efficacy of antibiotics...
March 8, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268000/speciation-analysis-and-bioaccessibility-evaluation-of-trace-elements-in-goji-berries-lycium-barbarum-l
#11
Justyna Wojcieszek, Piotr Kwiatkowski, Lena Ruzik
Goji berries (Lycium Barbarum, L.) are known for their nutritional potential as a great source of trace metals (e.g., copper, zinc and manganese) which are present in the form of highly bioaccessible compounds. In order to assess the bioaccessibility of trace elements and to identify compounds responsible for better bioaccessibility of copper and zinc, an in vitro simulation of gastrointestinal digestion was used in this study. The total content of trace metals was evaluated using sample digestion followed by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264527/the-theoretical-highest-frame-rate-of-silicon-image-sensors
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Takeharu Goji Etoh, Anh Quang Nguyen, Yoshinari Kamakura, Kazuhiro Shimonomura, Thi Yen Le, Nobuya Mori
The frame rate of the digital high-speed video camera was 2000 frames per second (fps) in 1989, and has been exponentially increasing. A simulation study showed that a silicon image sensor made with a 130 nm process technology can achieve about 1010 fps. The frame rate seems to approach the upper bound. Rayleigh proposed an expression on the theoretical spatial resolution limit when the resolution of lenses approached the limit. In this paper, the temporal resolution limit of silicon image sensors was theoretically analyzed...
February 28, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254000/amber-ale-beer-enriched-with-goji-berries-the-effect-on-bioactive-compound-content-and-sensorial-properties
#13
Julien Ducruet, Pierrick Rébénaque, Serge Diserens, Agnieszka Kosińska-Cagnazzo, Isabelle Héritier, Wilfried Andlauer
Goji berries, traditionally used in Chinese medicine, are nowadays gaining popularity in the Western world. Efforts are made to enlarge the offer of goji containing foods. In this study, goji berries were added to ale type beer at different stages of the production process in order to develop a beverage with desirable sensory characteristic and high antioxidant capacity. The obtained beers differed significantly in terms of appearance, taste and antioxidant activity. Consumers preferred beers to which goji berries were added at the beginning of the brewing process...
July 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221953/comparative-evaluation-of-genomic-and-laboratory-approaches-for-determination-of-shiga-toxin-subtypes-in-escherichia-coli
#14
Catherine D Carrillo, Adam G Koziol, Amit Mathews, Noriko Goji, Dominic Lambert, George Huszczynski, Martine Gauthier, Kingsley Amoako, Burton W Blais
The determination of Shiga toxin (ST) subtypes can be an important element in the risk characterization of foodborne ST-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) isolates for making risk management decisions. ST subtyping methods include PCR techniques based on electrophoretic or pyrosequencing analysis of amplicons and in silico techniques based on whole genome sequence analysis using algorithms that can be readily incorporated into bioinformatics analysis pipelines for characterization of isolates by their genetic composition...
December 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181242/sensory-profile-and-consumer-acceptability-of-prebiotic-white-chocolate-with-sucrose-substitutes-and-the-addition-of-goji-berry-lycium-barbarum
#15
Janaína Madruga Morais Ferreira, Bruna Marcacini Azevedo, Valdecir Luccas, Helena Maria André Bolini
Functional food is a product containing nutrients that provide health benefits beyond basic nutrition. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the descriptive sensory profile and consumers' acceptance of functional (prebiotic) white chocolates with and without the addition of an antioxidant source (goji berry [GB]) and sucrose replacement. The descriptive sensory profile was determined by quantitative descriptive analysis (QDA) with trained assessors (n = 12), and the acceptance test was performed with 120 consumers...
March 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132085/tibial-condylar-valgus-osteotomy-tcvo-for-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee-5-year-clinical-and-radiological-results
#16
Ko Chiba, Akihiko Yonekura, Takashi Miyamoto, Makoto Osaki, Goji Chiba
PURPOSE: Tibial condylar valgus osteotomy (TCVO) is a type of opening-wedge high tibial osteotomy for advanced medial knee osteoarthritis (OA) with subluxated lateral joint. We report the concept, the current surgical technique with a locking plate, and the short-term clinical and radiological results of this procedure. METHODS: 11 knees with medial OA and a widened lateral joint were treated by TCVO (KL stage III: 6, IV: 5). In this procedure, by the L-shaped osteotomy from the medial side of the proximal tibia to the intercondylar eminence and the valgus correction, lateralization of the mechanical axis and reduction of the subluxated lateral joint are obtained with early postoperative weight-bearing...
March 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095717/functional-constituents-of-wild-and-cultivated-goji-l-barbarum-l-leaves-phytochemical-characterization-biological-profile-and-computational-studies
#17
Andrei Mocan, Gökhan Zengin, Mario Simirgiotis, Michaela Schafberg, Adriano Mollica, Dan C Vodnar, Gianina Crişan, Sascha Rohn
Goji (Lycium barbarum L.) leaves are emphasized as a functional tea or as dietary supplements. The phenolic compound profile, antioxidant, enzyme inhibitory, antimicrobial, and antimutagenic activities of leaf extracts from two selected cultivars in comparison with wild-growing plants have been evaluated. HPLC-DAD/ESI-ToF-MS analysis revealed the presence of phenolic acids and flavonoids with chlorogenic acid and rutin being the dominant compounds in the cultivated plants, whereas rutin and kaempeferol-3-O-rutinoside for wild growing ones...
December 2017: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094160/a-case-of-generalized-lymphatic-anomaly-causing-skull-base-leakage-and-bacterial-meningitis
#18
Kenichi Suga, Aya Goji, Miki Inoue, Masami Kawahito, Masako Taki, Kazuhiro Mori
Generalized lymphatic anomaly is a multifocal lymphatic malformation that affects the skin, thoracic viscera, and bones. A 3year-old Japanese boy presented with right facial palsy due to cystic tumors in the ipsilateral petrous bone. Pericardial effusion had been found incidentally and generalized lymphatic anomaly had been diagnosed by pericardial biopsy. Petrous bone tumor had been followed up without surgery. At the age of seven he presented with fever and disturbance of consciousness, and bacterial meningitis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae was diagnosed...
May 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089902/olmesartan-with-azelnidipine-versus-with-trichlormethiazide-on-home-blood-pressure-variability-in-patients-with-type-ii-diabetes-mellitus
#19
Emi Ushigome, Shinobu Matsumoto, Chikako Oyabu, Hidetaka Ushigome, Isao Yokota, Goji Hasegawa, Naoto Nakamura, Muhei Tanaka, Masahiro Yamazaki, Michiaki Fukui
The aim of the present study was to compare the effects of olmesartan combined with azelnidipine versus olmesartan combined with trichlormethiazide, on home blood pressure (BP) and pressure variability in type II diabetes mellitus patients using home BP telemonitoring system. We performed an open-label cross-over pilot study of 28 patients with type II diabetes mellitus. Patients received combination treatment with either olmesartan 20 mg plus azelnidipine 16 mg or olmesartan 20 mg plus trichlormethiazide 1 mg for more than 6 weeks each in a cross-over method...
December 22, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064475/administration-of-goji-lycium-chinense-mill-extracts-improves-erectile-function-in-old-aged-rat-model
#20
Hyong Woo Moon, Jung Woo Park, Kyu Won Lee, Hyun Cheol Jeong, Jin Bong Choi, Sae Woong Choi, Woong Jin Bae, Hyuk Jin Cho, U Syn Ha, Sung Hoo Hong, Jeong Ho Geum, Seong Bin Hong, Sae Woong Kim
PURPOSE: This study investigated the effect of goji (Lycium chinense Mill.) on erectile dysfunction in old-aged rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four 18-month-old male Sprague-Dawley rats (defined as old-aged rats) were used. Treatment groups contained eight rats each: a control group, goji extract of 150 mg/kg/day group, and goji extract of 300 mg/kg/day group. Treatment was by orogastric tube once daily for 6 weeks. After 6 weeks of treatment, testes weight, serum testosterone, superoxide dismutase, nitric oxide (NO)-cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP)-related parameters, intracavernous pressure/mean arterial pressure, and histological changes were examined...
April 2017: World Journal of Men's Health
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