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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889885/investigating-factors-involved-in-post-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-lsg-neuropathy
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Almaha Alsabah, Salman Al Sabah, Suleiman Al-Sabah, Ahmad Al-Serri, Eliana Al Haddad, Waleed M Renno
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has gained popularity as the leading bariatric procedure for the treatment of morbid obesity. Due to the rising numbers of bariatric surgeries, neurologic complications have become increasingly recognized. Our aim was to examine biochemical and hormonal factors that are associated with neuropathy post-LSG. METHODS: Thirty-two patients were included: 16 patients with neuropathy in the neuropathic group (NG) and 16 patients without neuropathy in the control group (CG)...
November 26, 2016: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886772/selective-and-sensitive-electrochemical-device-for-direct-vb2-determination-in-real-products
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Agata Kowalczyk, Monika Sadowska, Beata Krasnodebska-Ostrega, Anna M Nowicka
The developed by us electrochemical device for vitamin B2 (VB2; riboflavin) determination, without preconcentration step, in real products exhibits high sensitivity, selectivity, stability and low detection limit compared to those described in the literature. The determination procedure was based on the monitoring of the reduction current signal of VB2 bound with dsDNA anchored to the electrode surface through intermediary - carboxyphenyl layer. The application of such intermediary layer formed during electroreduction of appropriate diazonium salt at CV peak potential guarantees high efficiency of hybridization process and thus fully available places for VB2 interaction...
January 15, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886045/nutrition-one-carbon-metabolism-and-neural-tube-defects-a-review
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Kelei Li, Mark L Wahlqvist, Duo Li
Neural tube defects (NTDs) are a group of severe congenital malformations, induced by the combined effects of genes and the environment. The most valuable finding so far has been the protective effect of folic acid supplementation against NTDs. However, many women do not take folic acid supplements until they are pregnant, which is too late to prevent NTDs effectively. Long-term intake of folic acid-fortified food is a good choice to solve this problem, and mandatory folic acid fortification should be further promoted, especially in Europe, Asia and Africa...
November 23, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866467/vitamin-d2-ergosterol-and-vitamin-b2-content-in-commercially-dried-mushrooms-marketed-in-china-and-increased-vitamin-d2-content-following-uv-c-irradiation
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Guocheng Huang, Weixi Cai, Baojun Xu
Mushrooms are a great source of vitamin D and vitamin B2; however, the content of these vitamins in dried mushrooms has not fully been investigated. Thus, the objectives of this study were to determine the contents of vitamin D2, ergosterol, and vitamin B2 in commercially dried edible mushrooms in China and to investigate the effect of UV-C irradiation on fresh mushrooms. Among the 35 species of dried mushrooms considered for this study, the average ergosterol content was 1.98 mg/g, while the average vitamin D2 content was 16...
November 21, 2016: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research. Journal International de Vitaminologie et de Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866256/surfactant-free-microemulsion-electrokinetic-chromatography-sf-meekc-with-uv-and-ms-detection-a-novel-approach-for-the-separation-and-esi-ms-detection-of-neutral-compounds
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Urška Mohorič, Andrea Beutner, Sebastian Krickl, Didier Touraud, Werner Kunz, Frank-Michael Matysik
Microemulsion electrokinetic chromatography (MEEKC) is a powerful tool to separate neutral species based on differences in their hydrophobic and hydrophilic properties. However, as a major drawback the conventionally used SDS based microemulsions are not compatible with electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS). In this work, a surfactant-free microemulsion (SFME) consisting of water, ethanol, and 1-octanol is used for surfactant-free microemulsion electrokinetic chromatography (SF-MEEKC). Ammonium acetate was added to the SFME enabling electrophoretic separations...
December 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825397/micronutrient-intake-in-advanced-age-te-pu%C3%A4-waitanga-o-ng%C3%A4-tapuwae-kia-ora-tonu-life-and-living-in-advanced-age-a-cohort-study-in-new-zealand-lilacs-nz
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Carol Wham, Ruth Teh, Simon A Moyes, Anna Rolleston, Marama Muru-Lanning, Karen Hayman, Ngaire Kerse, Ashley Adamson
A high prevalence of undernutrition has previously been reported in indigenous Māori (49 %) and non-Māori (38 %) octogenarians and may be associated with risk of micronutrient deficiencies. We examined vitamin and mineral intakes and the contributing food sources among 216 Māori and 362 non-Māori participating in Life and Living to Advanced age a Cohort Study in New Zealand, using a repeat 24-h multiple-pass recall. More than half of the Māori and non-Māori participants had intakes below the estimated average requirement from food alone for Ca, Mg and Se...
November 9, 2016: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819022/dietary-energy-density-renal-function-and-progression-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Mohammad Hossein Rouhani, Mojgan Mortazavi Najafabadi, Ahmad Esmaillzadeh, Awat Feizi, Leila Azadbakht
Background. There is evidence of the association between dietary energy density and chronic diseases. However, no report exists regarding the relation between DED and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Objective. To examine the association between dietary energy density (DED), renal function, and progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Design. Cross-sectional. Setting. Three nephrology clinics. Subjects. Two hundred twenty-one subjects with diagnosed CKD. Main Outcome Measure. Dietary intake of patients was assessed by a validated food frequency questionnaire...
2016: Advances in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812289/concentrations-of-water-soluble-vitamins-in-blood-and-urinary-excretion-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Hiromi Iwakawa, Yasuyuki Nakamura, Tomiho Fukui, Tsutomu Fukuwatari, Satoshi Ugi, Hiroshi Maegawa, Yukio Doi, Katsumi Shibata
We examined the concentrations of water-soluble vitamins in blood and urinary excretion of 22 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (type 2DM) and 20 healthy control participants. Macronutrient and vitamin intakes of type 2DM subjects were measured using a weighed food record method. Control participants consumed a semipurified diet for eight days. Multiple linear regression models were used to determine whether significant differences existed in vitamin concentrations in blood independent of age, sex, and other confounding factors...
2016: Nutrition and Metabolic Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799239/effectiveness-of-complementary-food-supplements-and-dietary-counselling-on-anaemia-and-stunting-in-children-aged-6-23-months-in-poor-areas-of-qinghai-province-china-a-controlled-interventional-study
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Yanfeng Zhang, Qiong Wu, Wei Wang, Michelle Helena van Velthoven, Suying Chang, Huijun Han, Min Xing, Li Chen, Robert W Scherpbier
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of dietary counselling and complementary food supplements on anaemia and stunting prevalence in children aged 6-23 months. DESIGN: A controlled intervention study with measurements of height and haemoglobin levels, and cross-sectional surveys in August 2012 (baseline), 2013 (mid-term) and 2014 (end-line). SETTING: One intervention county and one control county in rural Qinghai Province, China. INTERVENTION: Complementary food supplements (containing protein, fat, carbohydrate, vitamin A, B1, B2, B12, D3, folic acid, iron, zinc and calcium) and complementary feeding counselling were given in the intervention county...
October 31, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799085/atheroprotective-effects-of-pure-tocotrienol-supplementation-in-the-treatment-of-rabbits-with-experimentally-induced-early-and-established-atherosclerosis
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Thuhairah Abdul Rahman, Noor Faezah Hassim, Nurmazni Zulkafli, Suhaila Muid, Noor Kaslina Kornain, Hapizah Nawawi
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis is the main cause of coronary artery disease -related deaths worldwide. The atheroprotective properties of pure tocotrienols (T3) in the absence of alpha-tocopherol (α-TCP) in vitamin E has not been extensively examined. AIM: To determine the atheroprotective properties of T3 in early and established atherosclerosis rabbits. METHODS: Thirty New Zealand white rabbits were divided into two groups, B1 and B2 which represent early [fed 1% high cholesterol diet (HCD) for 2 weeks] and established (fed 1% HCD for 8 weeks) atherosclerosis...
2016: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738876/colorimetry-as-quality-control-tool-for-individual-inkjet-printed-pediatric-formulations
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Henrika Wickström, Johan O Nyman, Mathias Indola, Heidi Sundelin, Leif Kronberg, Maren Preis, Jukka Rantanen, Niklas Sandler
Printing technologies were recently introduced to the pharmaceutical field for manufacturing of drug delivery systems. Printing allows on demand manufacturing of flexible pharmaceutical doses in a personalized manner, which is critical for a successful and safe treatment of patient populations with specific needs, such as children and the elderly, and patients facing multimorbidity. Printing of pharmaceuticals as technique generates new demands on the quality control procedures. For example, rapid quality control is needed as the printing can be done on demand and at the point of care...
October 13, 2016: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726828/skin-findings-associated-with-nutritional-deficiencies
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Fabrizio Galimberti, Natasha Atanaskova Mesinkovska
Certain vitamin and mineral deficiencies may be recognized by their cutaneous signs. This case-based article reviews deficiencies of zinc and vitamins A, B2, B3, B6, and C, discussing their consequences and skin findings.
October 2016: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27712465/antioxidant-capacity-of-catechin-visible-light-photoirradiated-in-the-presence-of-vitamin-b2
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M G Barua, J P Escalada, M Bregliani, A Pajares, S Criado
OBJECTIVES: Catechins are important components of human diet and have received special attention due to their antioxidant capacity. The purpose of this paper was to study the antioxidant action of (+)-catechin (CTQ) in the presence of vitamin B2 (riboflavin) as light-absorbing agent. Furthermore, two model compounds, catechol (CTC) and resorcinol (RSC), were selected in order to elucidate the reactive target of the CTQ molecule. The influence of pH-medium was investigated. METHODS: Stationary photolysis, polarographic detection of dissolved oxygen, reactive oxygen species (ROS)-scavengers, time-resolved near-IR phosphorescence detection, stationary, and time-resolved fluorescence and laser flash photolysis techniques were employed...
October 6, 2016: Redox Report: Communications in Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696845/conversion-of-thin-stillage-compounds-using-endemic-bacteria-augmented-with-lactobacillus-panis-pm1b
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Kornsulee Ratanapariyanuch, Youn Young Shim, Martin J T Reaney
A consortium of organisms endemic in wheat-based thin stillage (W-TS) obtained from a commercial ethanol production converts glycerol to 1,3-propanediol (1,3-PD) and lactic acid to acetic acid. We sought to improve conditions for 1,3-PD and acetic acid production to be used in future studies of industrial isolation of these compounds from two-stage fermentation. Occasionally stillage fermentation proceeded slowly but an inoculum of Lactobacillus panis PM1B augmented both fermentation rate and extent. Fermentation rate and product yield were enhanced by adjusting pH to 5 daily, adding glucose and glycerol (molar ratio 0...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696023/bioproduction-of-riboflavin-a-bright-yellow-history
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José Luis Revuelta, Rodrigo Ledesma-Amaro, Patricia Lozano-Martinez, David Díaz-Fernández, Rubén M Buey, Alberto Jiménez
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) is an essential nutrient for humans and animals that must be obtained from the diet. To ensure an optimal supply, riboflavin is used on a large scale as additive in the food and feed industries. Here, we describe a historical overview of the industrial process of riboflavin production starting from its discovery and the need to produce the vitamin in bulk at prices that would allow for their use in human and animal nutrition. Riboflavin was produced industrially by chemical synthesis for many decades...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693274/anti-xa-oral-anticoagulants-inhibit-in-vivo-platelet-activation-by-modulating-glycoprotein-vi-shedding
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Pasquale Pignatelli, Daniele Pastori, Simona Bartimoccia, Danilo Menichelli, Tommasa Vicario, Cristina Nocella, Roberto Carnevale, Francesco Violi
Anti Xa non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (anti Xa NOACs) seem to possess antiplatelet effect in vitro, but it is unclear if this occurs also in vivo. Aim of the study was to compare the effect on platelet activation of two anti Xa NOACs, namely apixaban and rivaroxaban, to warfarin, and to investigate the potential underlying mechanism by evaluating soluble glycoprotein GPVI (sGPVI), a protein involved in platelet activation. We performed a cross-sectional including AF patients treated with warfarin (n=30), or apixaban 10mg/day (n=40), or rivaroxaban 20mg/day (n=40)...
September 28, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672192/uptake-and-metabolism-of-antibiotics-roseoflavin-and-8-demethyl-8-aminoriboflavin-in-riboflavin-auxotrophic-listeria-monocytogenes
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Andreas Matern, Danielle Pedrolli, Stephanie Großhennig, Jörgen Johansson, Matthias Mack
The riboflavin analogs roseoflavin (RoF) and 8-demethyl-8-aminoriboflavin (AF) are produced by the bacteria Streptomyces davawensis and Streptomyces cinnabarinus Riboflavin analogs have the potential to be used as broad-spectrum antibiotics, and we therefore studied the metabolism of riboflavin (vitamin B2), RoF, and AF in the human pathogen Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium which is a riboflavin auxotroph. We show that the L. monocytogenes protein Lmo1945 is responsible for the uptake of riboflavin, RoF, and AF...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27668799/a-three-stage-intrathymic-development-pathway-for-the-mucosal-associated-invariant-t-cell-lineage
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Hui-Fern Koay, Nicholas A Gherardin, Anselm Enders, Liyen Loh, Laura K Mackay, Catarina F Almeida, Brendan E Russ, Claudia A Nold-Petry, Marcel F Nold, Sammy Bedoui, Zhenjun Chen, Alexandra J Corbett, Sidonia B G Eckle, Bronwyn Meehan, Yves d'Udekem, Igor E Konstantinov, Martha Lappas, Ligong Liu, Chris C Goodnow, David P Fairlie, Jamie Rossjohn, Mark M Chong, Katherine Kedzierska, Stuart P Berzins, Gabrielle T Belz, James McCluskey, Adam P Uldrich, Dale I Godfrey, Daniel G Pellicci
Mucosal-associated invariant T cells (MAIT cells) detect microbial vitamin B2 derivatives presented by the antigen-presenting molecule MR1. Here we defined three developmental stages and checkpoints for the MAIT cell lineage in humans and mice. Stage 1 and stage 2 MAIT cells predominated in thymus, while stage 3 cells progressively increased in abundance extrathymically. Transition through each checkpoint was regulated by MR1, whereas the final checkpoint that generated mature functional MAIT cells was controlled by multiple factors, including the transcription factor PLZF and microbial colonization...
September 26, 2016: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660670/genome-sequence-of-candidatus-arsenophonus-lipopteni-the-exclusive-symbiont-of-a-blood-sucking-fly-lipoptena-cervi-diptera-hippoboscidae
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Eva Nováková, Václav Hypša, Petr Nguyen, Filip Husník, Alistair C Darby
Candidatus Arsenophonus lipopteni (Enterobacteriaceae, Gammaproteobacteria) is an obligate intracellular symbiont of the blood feeding deer ked, Lipoptena cervi (Diptera: Hippoboscidae). The bacteria reside in specialized cells derived from host gut epithelia (bacteriocytes) forming a compact symbiotic organ (bacteriome). Compared to the closely related complex symbiotic system in the sheep ked, involving four bacterial species, Lipoptena cervi appears to maintain its symbiosis exclusively with Ca. Arsenophonus lipopteni...
2016: Standards in Genomic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659871/development-and-application-of-novelty-pretreatment-method-for-the-concurrent-quantitation-of-eleven-water-soluble-b-vitamins-in-ultrafiltrates-after-renal-replacement-therapy
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Dorota Wirkus, Aleksandra Jakubus, Radosław Owczuk, Piotr Stepnowski, Monika Paszkiewicz
Continous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is particularly recommended for septic shock patients in intensive care units. The CRRT technique used most frequently is high volume continuous veno-venous haemofiltration. It provides a high rate of clearance of uremic toxins and inflammatory cytokines. However, it should also be taken into account that substances important for homeostasis may be concurrently unintentionally removed. Accordingly, water-soluble vitamins can be removed during continuous renal replacement therapy, and the estimate of the loss is critical to ensure appropriate supplementation...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
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