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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
#1
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...
February 9, 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
#2
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...
January 28, 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
#3
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
#4
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...
January 13, 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
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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
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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...
December 22, 2016: World Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063100/efficacy-and-safety-of-adding-ripasudil-to-existing-treatment-regimens-for-reducing-intraocular-pressure
#7
Kenji Inoue, Ryoko Okayama, Minako Shiokawa, Kyoko Ishida, Goji Tomita
PURPOSE: Ripasudil accelerates aqueous humour drainage along the trabecular meshwork-Schlemm's canal route and has been approved for clinical use in Japan. We retrospectively investigated the efficacy and safety of adding ripasudil to existing treatment regimens to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with glaucoma. METHODS: A total of 119 eyes from 119 subjects (61 men, 58 women) with primary open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension who had ripasudil added to their treatment regimens between December 2014 and June 2015 were included...
January 6, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060873/assessment-of-anterior-cingulate-cortex-acc-and-left-cerebellar-metabolism-in-asperger-s-syndrome-with-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-mrs
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Aya Goji, Hiromichi Ito, Kenji Mori, Masafumi Harada, Sonoka Hisaoka, Yoshihiro Toda, Tatsuo Mori, Yoko Abe, Masahito Miyazaki, Shoji Kagami
PURPOSE: Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H MRS) is a noninvasive neuroimaging method to quantify biochemical metabolites in vivo and it can serve as a powerful tool to monitor neurobiochemical profiles in the brain. Asperger's syndrome (AS) is a type of autism spectrum disorder, which is characterized by impaired social skills and restrictive, repetitive patterns of interest and activities, while intellectual levels and language skills are relatively preserved. Despite clinical aspects have been well-characterized, neurometabolic profiling in the brain of AS remains to be clear...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054178/hemosuccus-pancreaticus-caused-by-a-mucinous-cystic-neoplasm-of-the-pancreas
#9
Yuri Matsumoto, Hiroshi Miyamoto, Akira Fukuya, Fumika Nakamura, Takahiro Goji, Shinji Kitamura, Tetsuo Kimura, Koichi Okamoto, Masahiro Sogabe, Naoki Muguruma, Mitsuo Shimada, Yoshimi Bando, Tetsuji Takayama
Hemosuccus pancreaticus is a gastrointestinal hemorrhage through the main pancreatic duct. Here, we report a rare case of hemosuccus pancreaticus due to a mucinous cystic neoplasm of the pancreas. A 62-year-old woman who had been followed for a branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm visited our emergency room due to severe abdominal pain and bloody discharge. Computed tomography revealed that the pancreatic cyst increased the tension of the wall and a high-density area indicative of bleeding into the cyst was observed...
January 4, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008757/identification-and-quantification-of-potential-anti-inflammatory-hydroxycinnamic-acid-amides-from-wolfberry
#10
Siyu Wang, Joon Hyuk Suh, Xi Zheng, Yu Wang, Chi-Tang Ho
Wolfberry or Goji berry, the fruit of Lycium barbarum, exhibits health-promoting properties that leads to an extensive study of their active components. We synthesized a set of hydroxycinnamic acid amide (HCCA) compounds, including trans-caffeic acid, trans-ferulic acid, and 3,4-dihydroxyhydrocinnamic acid, with extended phenolic amine components as standards to identify and quantify the corresponding compounds from wolfberry and to investigate anti-inflammatory properties of these compounds using in vitro model...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979237/densitometric-tlc-analysis-for-the-control-of-tropane-and-steroidal-alkaloids-in-lycium-barbarum
#11
A Kokotkiewicz, P Migas, J Stefanowicz, M Luczkiewicz, M Krauze-Baranowska
Thin layer chromatographic methods for quantitative determination of nightshade-specific tropane (l-hyoscyamine, scopolamine) and steroidal alkaloids (α-solanine, α-chaconine) in goji berries (L. barbarum L., Solanaceae) were developed. The analysis of tropane derivatives included separation on silica gel-coated HPTLC plates using mobile phase consisted of chloroform:methanol:acetone:25% ammonium hydroxide (75:15:10:1.6 v/v/v/v), derivatization with Dragendorff reagent and scanning densitometry at λ - 520nm in reflectance/absorption mode...
April 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979197/potential-health-benefits-and-quality-of-dried-fruits-goji-fruits-cranberries-and-raisins
#12
Magdalena Jeszka-Skowron, Agnieszka Zgoła-Grześkowiak, Ewa Stanisz, Agnieszka Waśkiewicz
Dried fruits are important snacks and additives to other foods due to their taste and nutritional advantages. Therefore there is an important goal to control the quality of the food on the market for consumer's safety. Antioxidant activity of goji fruits (Lycium barbarum), cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon and oxycoccus) and raisins (Vitis vinifera) were studied using the DPPH (2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl) and Folin-Ciocalteu assays. Cu, Mn and Ge influencing antioxidant activity were determined together with selected toxic metals (Cd, Ni and Pb)...
April 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979067/novel-method-for-the-producing-area-identification-of-zhongning-goji-berries-by-electronic-nose
#13
Qi Li, Xiuzhu Yu, Lirong Xu, Jin-Ming Gao
High-quality Zhongning Goji berries (ZNG) are illegally adulterated in the market by adding non-ZNG (NZNG). An accurate, rapid, and effective approach for the producing area identification of ZNG is needed to protect the geographical indications of Goji berry products and to ensure fair trade. Samples from different regions were collected and their odors were detected by an electronic nose (E-nose). Principal component analysis (PCA), cluster analysis (CA), and linear discriminant analysis (LDA) were employed to build identification models...
April 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27937034/phytochemical-analysis-and-antioxidant-activity-of-lycium-barbarum-goji-cultivated-in-greece
#14
Amina Benchennouf, Spyros Grigorakis, Sofia Loupassaki, Eugene Kokkalou
CONTEXT: The fruit of Lycium barbarum L. (Solanaceae), known as goji berry, has been exploited for a long time in traditional Chinese medicine. In recent decades, it has received much attention as one of the trendiest functional foods with a wide array of pharmacological activities in Western diets. OBJECTIVE: In this study the phenolic profile and potential antioxidant capacity of Lycium barbarum cultivated in Crete (Greece) were investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The berries were defatted with hexane and then extracted with dichloromethane and methanol using a Soxhlet apparatus...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898362/psychogenic-non-epileptic-seizure-in-patients-with-intellectual-disability-with-special-focus-on-choice-of-therapeutic-intervention
#15
Kousuke Kanemoto, Hiroko Goji, Yukari Tadokoro, Etsushi Kato, Tomohiro Oshima
PURPOSE: There have been a number of studies exploring treatments for psychogenic non-epileptic seizure (PNES) but largely neglecting the sizable subgroup of patients with intellectual disability (ID). In the present study, we attempted to demonstrate effects and preferred modes of therapeutic intervention in PNES patients with ID being treated at a Japanese municipal center with a short referral chain. METHODS: We examined 46 PNES patients with ID (ID group) and 106 PNES patients without ID (non-ID group) retrospectively in case charts...
November 14, 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867521/exome-first-approach-identified-a-novel-gloss-deletion-associated-with-lowe-syndrome
#16
Miki Watanabe, Ryuji Nakagawa, Tomohiro Kohmoto, Takuya Naruto, Ken-Ichi Suga, Aya Goji, Hideaki Horikawa, Kiyoshi Masuda, Shoji Kagami, Issei Imoto
Lowe syndrome (LS) is an X-linked disorder affecting the eyes, nervous system and kidneys, typically caused by missense or nonsense/frameshift OCRL mutations. We report a 6-month-old male clinically suspected to have LS, but without the Fanconi-type renal dysfunction. Using a targeted-exome sequencing-first approach, LS was diagnosed by the identification of a deletion involving 1.7 Mb at Xq25-q26.1, encompassing the entire OCRL gene and neighboring loci.
2016: Human Genome Variation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863347/preventive-effects-of-goji-berry-on-dextran-sulfate-sodium-induced-colitis-in-mice
#17
Yifei Kang, Yansong Xue, Min Du, Mei-Jun Zhu
Goji berry (Lycium barbarum) exerts immune modulation and suppresses inflammation in vitro and in vivo. We hypothesized that Goji berry had beneficial effects on dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis in C57BL/6 mice through suppressing inflammation. Six-week-old male C57BL/6 mice were supplemented with a standard AIN-93G diet with or without 1% (w/w) Goji berry for 4 weeks. Then, colitis was induced by supplementing 3% DSS in drinking water for 7 days, followed by 7 days of remission period to mimic ulcerative colitis symptoms...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854514/subtyping-escherichia-coli-virulence-genes-isolated-from-feces-of-beef-cattle-and-clinical-cases-in-alberta
#18
Renata Tostes, Noriko Goji, Kingsley Amoako, Linda Chui, John Kastelic, Rebekah DeVinney, Kim Stanford, Tim Reuter
Clinical outcomes of Shiga toxin (stx)-producing Escherichia coli infection are largely determined by virulence gene subtypes. This study used a polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-pyrosequencing assay to analyze single-nucleotide polymorphisms for subtyping three major virulence genes (stx1, stx2, eae) of pathogenic E. coli (O157, O26, O111, and O103) isolated from cattle over a 2-year interval (n = 465) and human clinical cases (n = 42) in western Canada. Most bovine isolates were PCR positive for at least one target virulence gene (367/465), whereas 100% of human isolates harbored eae in combination with at least one stx gene...
January 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822867/rapid-snp-detection-and-genotyping-of-bacterial-pathogens-by-pyrosequencing
#19
Kingsley K Amoako, Matthew C Thomas, Timothy W Janzen, Noriko Goji
Bacterial identification and typing are fixtures of microbiology laboratories and are vital aspects of our response mechanisms in the event of foodborne outbreaks and bioterrorist events. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) is leading the way in terms of expanding our ability to identify and characterize bacteria through the identification of subtle differences between genomes (e.g. single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and insertions/deletions). Modern high-throughput technologies such as pyrosequencing can facilitate the typing of bacteria by generating short-read sequence data of informative regions identified by WGS analyses, at a fraction of the cost of WGS...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803702/comparative-profiling-of-mirnas-and-target-gene-identification-in-distant-grafting-between-tomato-and-lycium-goji-berry
#20
A B M Khaldun, Wenjun Huang, Haiyan Lv, Sihong Liao, Shaohua Zeng, Ying Wang
Local translocation of small RNAs between cells is proved. Long distance translocation between rootstock and scion is also well documented in the homo-grafting system, but the process in distant-grafting is widely unexplored where rootstock and scion belonging to different genera. Micro RNAs are a class of small, endogenous, noncoding, gene silencing RNAs that regulate target genes of a wide range of important biological pathways in plants. In this study, tomato was grafted onto goji (Lycium chinense Mill.) to reveal the insight of miRNAs regulation and expression patterns within a distant-grafting system...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
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