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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430815/soy-and-fish-as-features-of-the-japanese-diet-and-cardiovascular-disease-risks
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Yukio Yamori, Miki Sagara, Yoshimi Arai, Hitomi Kobayashi, Kazumi Kishimoto, Ikuko Matsuno, Hideki Mori, Mari Mori
In the World Health Organization (WHO)-coordinated Cardiovascular Disease and Alimentary Comparison Study, isoflavones (I; biomarker for dietary soy) and taurine (T; biomarker for dietary fish) in 24-hour-urine (24U) were inversely related to coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality. High levels of these biomarkers are found in Japanese people, whose CHD mortality is lowest among developed countries. We analyzed the association of these biomarkers with cardiovascular disease risk in the Japanese to know their health effects within one ethnic population...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430735/sodium-tetradecyl-sulfate-a-review-of-clinical-uses
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Helena A Jenkinson, Kelly M Wilmas, Sirunya Silapunt
BACKGROUND: Sodium tetradecyl sulfate (STS) is Food and Drug Administration approved for treatment of varicose veins, but numerous other off-label applications have been reported. OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical uses of STS, as well as efficacy and adverse effects. METHODS: Review of studies searchable on PubMed from 1938 to 2016 describing clinical uses of STS to determine efficacy and adverse effects associated with various applications...
April 19, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429286/effects-of-selenium-supplementation-on-the-diabetic-condition-depend-on-the-baseline-selenium-status-in-kkay-mice
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Novian Febiyanto, Chiho Yamazaki, Satomi Kameo, Dian K Sari, Irma M Puspitasari, Deni K Sunjaya, Dewi M D Herawati, Gaga I Nugraha, Toshio Fukuda, Hiroshi Koyama
Oxidative stress in obesity leads to insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes. Some selenoproteins possess antioxidant properties, suggesting that selenium (Se) may protect against type 2 diabetes; however, evidence from epidemiological studies is contradictory. We hypothesized that Se status before supplementation (baseline) contributes to the supplementation outcome. This study aimed to clarify the influence of baseline Se status on the effect of Se supplementation on the diabetic condition. Six-week-old KKAy mice were fed a diet without supplemental Se or with 0...
April 20, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428931/the-role-of-renal-proximal-tubule-transport-in-the-regulation-of-blood-pressure
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Shoko Horita, Motonobu Nakamura, Masashi Suzuki, Nobuhiko Satoh, Atsushi Suzuki, Yukio Homma, Masaomi Nangaku
The electrogenic sodium/bicarbonate cotransporter 1 (NBCe1) on the basolateral side of the renal proximal tubule plays a pivotal role in systemic acid-base homeostasis. Mutations in the gene encoding NBCe1 cause severe proximal renal tubular acidosis accompanied by other extrarenal symptoms. The proximal tubule reabsorbs most of the sodium filtered in the glomerulus, contributing to the regulation of plasma volume and blood pressure. NBCe1 and other sodium transporters in the proximal tubule are regulated by hormones, such as angiotensin II and insulin...
March 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428016/the-role-of-low-level-laser-therapy-on-neuropathic-pain-relief-and-interleukin-6-expression-following-spinal-cord-injury-an-experimental-study
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Negin Mojarad, Atousa Janzadeh, Mahmoud Yousefifard, Farinaz Nasirinezhad
INTRODUCTION: The effect of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) as a non-invasive treatment of spinal cord injury (SCI) is still under investigation. Therefore, the present study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of LLLT on neuropathic pain and interleukin-6 (IL-6) expression following SCI in male rats. METHODS: 46 adult male rats were divided into 5 groups of control, SCI, treatment with methylprednisolone sodium succinate (MPSS), 1-week LLLT and 2-week LLLT. Animals underwent behavioral evaluations for motor behavior, level of allodynia and hyperalgesia every week...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427368/complications-of-miliary-tuberculosis-low-mortality-and-predictive-biomarkers-from-a-uk-cohort
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Jonathan Underwood, Fiona Cresswell, Alex P Salam, Alex J Keeley, Charles Cleland, Laurence John, Robert N Davidson
BACKGROUND: Untreated, miliary tuberculosis (TB) has a mortality approaching 100%. As it is uncommon there is little specific data to guide its management. We report detailed data from a UK cohort of patients with miliary tuberculosis and the associations and predictive ability of admission blood tests with clinical outcomes. METHODS: Routinely collected demographic, clinical, blood, imaging, histopathological and microbiological data were assessed for all patients with miliary TB identified from the London TB register from 2008 to 2012 from Northwest London Hospitals NHS Trust...
April 20, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427006/regeneration-of-pilot-scale-ion-exchange-columns-for-hexavalent-chromium-removal
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Julie A Korak, Richard Huggins, Miguel Arias-Paic
Due to stricter regulations, some drinking water utilities must implement additional treatment processes to meet potable water standards for hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)), such as the California limit of 10 μg/L. Strong base anion exchange is effective for Cr(VI) removal, but efficient resin regeneration and waste minimization are important for operational, economic and environmental considerations. This study compared multiple regeneration methods on pilot-scale columns on the basis of regeneration efficiency, waste production and salt usage...
March 9, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426232/glycine-substitution-reduces-antimicrobial-activity-and-helical-stretch-of-dipgla-h-in-lipid-micelles
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Marc-Antoine Sani, Catharina Saenger, Davor Juretic, Frances Separovic
With the rise in antibiotic resistance, antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) show promise for therapeutic development but higher specificity is required. PGLa-H is a naturally occurring decapeptide, reported to have moderate antibacterial activity and low hemolytic activity, with its sequence being identical to the C-terminal fragment of highly selective AMP, PGLa. DiPGLa-H, a sequential tandem repeat of PGLa-H, as well as Kiadin, an analogue with a Val to Gly substitution at position 15, display improved in vitro bactericidal activity against both Gram-negative and Gram-positive pathogens, with generally low toxicity for human cells...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426044/lanthanide-coordination-complexes-framed-by-sodium-ions-slow-relaxation-of-the-magnetization-in-the-dy-iii-derivative
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Andreas Konstantatos, Mikkel A Sørensen, Jesper Bendix, Høgni Weihe
Using a new polydentate Schiff-base ligand (H3L) we isolated three new tetranuclear isostructural lanthanide complexes with the general formula [LnNa2(L)4(DMF)4(H2O)2(AcO)2]·4DMF·2H2O [Ln = Dy (1), Ho (2), or Er (3)]. The structural characterization of the complexes reveals that the Na(+) ions are coordinated in the structure which gives them a structure-directing role in the molecule. The magnetic behavior of the systems was investigated by means of SQUID magnetometry which revealed that complex 1 exhibits single molecule magnet behavior at low temperatures which is enhanced by the application of a 2000 Oe static magnetic field...
April 20, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425698/-dispersion-assembly-approach-to-synthesize-three-dimensional-graphene-polymer-composite-aerogel-as-a-powerful-organic-cathode-for-rechargeable-li-and-na-batteries
#10
Yu Zhang, Yanshan Huang, Guanhui Yang, Fanxing Bu, Ke Li, Imran Shakir, Yuxi Xu
Polymer cathode materials are promising alternatives to inorganic counterparts for both lithium ion batteries (LIBs) and sodium ion batteries (SIBs) due to their high theoretical capacity, adjustable molecular structure and strong adaptability to different counter-ions in batteries, etc. However, they suffer from poor practical capacity and low rate capability because of their intrinsically poor conductivity. Herein, we report the synthesis of self-assembled graphene/poly(anthraquinonyl sufide) (PAQS) composite aerogel (GPA) with efficient integration of three-dimensional (3D) graphene framework with electroactive PAQS particles via a novel dispersion-assembly strategy, which can be used as a free-standing flexible cathode upon mechanical pressing...
April 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425668/pectin-hemicellulose-or-lignin-impact-of-the-biowaste-source-on-the-performance-of-hard-carbons-for-sodium-ion-batteries
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Xinwei Dou, Ivana Hasa, Maral Hekmatfar, Thomas Diemant, R Juergen Behm, Daniel Buchholz, Stefano Passerini
Hard carbons are currently the most widely used negative electrode materials in Na-ion batteries. This is due to their promising electrochemical performance with capacities of 200-300 mAh g-1 and stable long-term cycling. However, an abundant and cheap carbon source is necessary in order to comply with the low-cost philosophy of the Na-ion technology. As a matter of fact, many biologic or waste materials have been used to synthesize hard carbons but the impact of the precursors on the final properties of the anode material is not fully understood...
April 20, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425301/development-of-a-novel-rationally-designed-antibiotic-to-inhibit-a-nontraditional-bacterial-target
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Pavel Dibrov, Elena Dibrov, Thane G Maddaford, Melissa Kenneth, Jordan Nelson, Craig Resch, Grant N Pierce
The search for new nontraditional targets is a high priority in antibiotic design today. Bacterial membrane energetics based on sodium ion circulation offers potential alternative targets. The present work identifies the Na(+)-translocating NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase (Na(+)-NQR), a key respiratory enzyme in many microbial pathogens, as indispensible for the Chlamydia trachomatis infectious process. Infection by Chlamydia trachomatis significantly increased first H(+) and then Na(+) levels within the host mammalian cell...
April 20, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425228/the-effects-of-the-chloride-sodium-ratio-on-acid-base-statusand-mortality-in-septic-patients
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Hakan Korkut Atalan, Bülent Güçyetmez
BACKGROUND/AIM: Calculation of the chloride:sodium (Cl(-):Na(+)) ratio is proposed to enable a quick evaluation of the effect of Cl(-) and Na(+) on the acid-base balance in critically ill patients. In the present study, the relationship of the Cl(-):Na(+) ratio of septic patients with acid-base status and ICU mortality were investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In our two-center study, 434 patients who were diagnosed with sepsis were included. The patients were divided into three groups: low (<0...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424464/-18-f-tetrafluoroborate-pet-ct-enables-sensitive-tumor-and-metastasis-in-vivo-imaging-in-a-sodium-iodide-symporter-expressing-tumor-model
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S Diocou, A Volpe, M Jauregui-Osoro, M Boudjemeline, K Chuamsaamarkkee, F Man, P J Blower, T Ng, G E D Mullen, G O Fruhwirth
Cancer cell metastasis is responsible for most cancer deaths. Non-invasive in vivo cancer cell tracking in spontaneously metastasizing tumor models still poses a challenge requiring highest sensitivity and excellent contrast. The goal of this study was to evaluate if the recently introduced PET radiotracer [(18)F]tetrafluoroborate ([(18)F]BF4(-)) is useful for sensitive and specific metastasis detection in an orthotopic xenograft breast cancer model expressing the human sodium iodide symporter (NIS) as a reporter...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424192/sodium-sugar-and-fat-content-of-complementary-infant-and-toddler-foods-sold-in-the-united-states-2015
#15
Joyce Maalouf, Mary E Cogswell, Marlana Bates, Keming Yuan, Kelley S Scanlon, Pamela Pehrsson, Janelle P Gunn, Robert K Merritt
Background: As part of a healthy diet, limiting intakes of excess sodium, added sugars, saturated fat, and trans fat has been recommended. The American Heart Association recommends that children aged <2 y should avoid added sugars.Objective: We sought to determine commercial complementary infant-toddler food categories that were of potential concern because of the sodium, added sugar, saturated fat, or trans fat content.Design: Nutrition label information (e.g., serving size, sodium, saturated fat, trans fat) for 1032 infant and toddler foods was collected from manufacturers' websites and stores from May to July 2015 for 24 brands, which accounted for >95% of infant-toddler food sales...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424188/nutritional-profile-of-supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-household-food-and-beverage-purchases
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Anna H Grummon, Lindsey Smith Taillie
Background: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which is the largest federal nutrition assistance program in the United States, serves nearly 1 of 7 Americans. To date, few studies have examined food and beverage purchase behaviors in SNAP participants with the use of electronic purchase data.Objective: In this cross-sectional study, we examined household store purchases of key food, beverage, and nutrient groups in SNAP participants and nonparticipants.Design: Using a data set of US households' (n = 98,256 household-by-quarter observations) packaged food and beverage purchases and SNAP status [current participant, income-eligible nonparticipant (income ≤130% of the Federal Poverty Level [FPL]), and higher-income nonparticipants (income >130% of the FPL)] from 3 quarters during 2012-2013, we estimated pooled ordinary least-squares models, clustered at the household level, to examine the association between SNAP status and purchases while controlling for sociodemographic characteristics...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421735/a-self-healable-and-cold-resistant-supercapacitor-based-on-a-multifunctional-hydrogel-electrolyte
#17
Feng Tao, Liming Qin, Zhikui Wang, Qinmin Pan
Excellent self-healability and cold-resistance are attractive properties for a portable/wearable energy-storage device. However, achieving the features is fundamentally dependent on an intrinsically self-healable electrolyte with high ionic conduction at low temperature. Here we report such a hydrogel electrolyte comprising sodium alginate cross-linked by dynamic catechol-borate ester bonding. Since its dynamically cross-linked alginate network can tolerate high content inorganic salts, the electrolyte possesses excellent healing efficiency/cyclability but also high ionic conduction at both room temperature and low temperature...
April 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421405/differential-fragmentation-of-mobility-selected-glycans-via-ultraviolet-photodissociation-and-ion-mobility-mass-spectrometry
#18
Kelsey A Morrison, Brian H Clowers
The alternative dissociation pathways initiated by ultraviolet photodissociation (UVPD) compared with collision-induced dissociation (CID) may provide useful diagnostic fragments for biomolecule identification, including glycans. However, underivatized glycans do not commonly demonstrate strong UV absorbance, resulting in low fragmentation yields for UVPD spectra. In contrast to UVPD experiments that leverage covalent modification of glycans, we detail the capacity of metal adduction to yield comparatively rich UVPD fragmentation patterns and enhance separation factors for an isomeric glycan set in a drift tube ion mobility system...
April 18, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420709/thermal-imprinting-modifies-adult-stress-and-innate-immune-responsiveness-in-the-teleost-sea-bream
#19
Ana Patrícia Mateus, Rita Costa, João C R Cardoso, Karl B Andree, Alicia Estévez, Enric Gisbert, Deborah M Power
The impact of thermal imprinting during development on the plasticity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-interrenal (HPI) axis and stress response in an adult ectotherm, the gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata, L.), was assessed. Fish were reared under 4 thermal regimes and the resulting adults exposed to acute confinement stress and plasma cortisol levels and genes of the HPI axis monitored. Changes in immune function, a common result of stress, was also evaluated using histomorphometric measurements of melano-macrophages centres (MMCs) in the head kidney and by monitoring macrophage related transcripts...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420122/the-effect-of-salt-intake-and-potassium-supplementation-on-serum-gastrin-levels-in-chinese-adults-a-randomized-trial
#20
Yuan-Yuan Wang, Wen-Wen He, Yan-Chun Liu, Yi-Feng Lin, Lu-Fei Hong
Excess dietary salt is strongly correlated with cardiovascular disease, morbidity, and mortality. Conversely, potassium likely elicits favorable effects against cardiovascular disorders. Gastrin, which is produced by the G-cells of the stomach and duodenum, can increase renal sodium excretion and regulate blood pressure by acting on the cholecystokinin B receptor. The aim of our study was to assess the effects of altered salt and potassium supplementation on serum gastrin levels in humans. A total of 44 subjects (38-65 years old) were selected from a rural community in northern China...
April 14, 2017: Nutrients
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