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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241320/influence-of-marinades-on-shear-force-structure-and-sensory-properties-of-home-style-jerky
#1
Joanna Żochowska-Kujawska, Marek Kotowicz, Kazimierz Lachowicz, Małgorzata Sobczak
BACKGROUND: Products from dried meat have been sold for many years as snack foods. The most important sensory attributes of this type of food are texture and flavour, determined by the selection of the raw material and the effect of numerous technological factors. The aim of the study was to investigate the structure, sen- sory and mechanical properties of meat snacks produced under non-commercial conditions using wild boar, roe deer and beef as raw material. METHODS: Jerky was prepared from Longissimus muscle treated (24 h, 4°C) with the follow- ing marinades before drying at 55°C for 6 h: (a) spices, (b) lemon & honey marinade, (c) marinating with balsamic vinegar marinade, (d) dipping into pineapple marinade, and (e) using ginger marinade...
October 2017: Acta Scientiarum Polonorum. Technologia Alimentaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241315/natural-antioxidant-extracts-as-food-preservatives
#2
Norma F Santos-Sánchez, Raúl Salas-Coronado, Rogelio Valadez-Blanco, Beatriz Hernández-Carlos, Paula C Guadarrama-Mendoza
The food industry is becoming more specialized and processing methods are continuously being developed to meet consumer needs. Consumers demand products that are safe and preferably free of synthetic additives. These additives are associated with health effects, in most cases without reasonable justification. Consequently, consumers are looking for clearly labelled products that guarantee the absence of synthetic additives. This has led to the need to search for natural additives, which the food industry claims arenatural antioxidant preservatives...
October 2017: Acta Scientiarum Polonorum. Technologia Alimentaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238581/a-spicy-status-synthetic-cannabinoid-spice-use-and-new-onset-refractory-status-epilepticus-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#3
Marc-Alain Babi, Christopher P Robinson, Carolina B Maciel
Synthetic cannabinoids refer to a wide variety of chemicals engineered to bind cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) and mimic the effects of delta-9-tetrahydrocanabinol. The potential for severe toxicity and limited in vivo data make synthetic cannabinoid intake an important public health and safety concern. Neurologic toxidromes associated with their use include mental status changes, panic attacks, memory distortions, acute psychosis (e.g. paranoia, delusional thoughts), disorganized behavior, and suicidal and homicidal thoughts...
2017: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236165/polyphenol-rich-curry-made-with-mixed-spices-and-vegetables-benefits-glucose-homeostasis-in-chinese-males-polyspice-study-a-dose-response-randomized-controlled-crossover-trial
#4
Sumanto Haldar, Siok Ching Chia, Sze Han Lee, Joseph Lim, Melvin Khee-Shing Leow, Eric Chun Yong Chan, Christiani Jeyakumar Henry
PURPOSE: To investigate acute effects of two doses of a polyphenol-rich curry made with seven different spices and four base vegetables, eaten with white rice, on 24 h glucose response, postprandial insulinemia, triglyceridemia and 24 h urinary total polyphenol excretion (TPE). METHODS: Randomized, controlled, dose-response crossover trial in healthy, Chinese men [n = 20, mean ± standard deviation (SD) age 23.7 ± 2.30 years, BMI 23.0 ± 2.31 kg/m2] who consumed test meals matched for calories, macronutrients and total vegetables content, consisting either Dose 0 Control (D0C) or Dose 1 Curry (D1C) or Dose 2 Curry (D2C) meal...
December 13, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233689/in-vitro-toxicity-evaluation-of-estragole-containing-preparations-derived-from-foeniculum-vulgare-mill-fennel-on-hepg2-cells
#5
Sara Levorato, Luca Dominici, Cristina Fatigoni, Claudia Zadra, Rita Pagiotti, Massimo Moretti, Milena Villarini
Estragole, a common component of herbs and spices, is a wellknown genotoxic hepatocarcinogen in rodents, whereas its potential toxic effect in humans is still debated. In the European contest, one of the major sources of human exposure to this phytochemical is Foeniculum vulgare Mill. (fennel). Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the in vitro toxicity of estragole in the context of two complex phytochemical mixtures derived from fennel: fennel seed powder (FSPw) and fennel seed essential oil (FSEO)...
December 9, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233045/the-%C3%AE-amylase-and-%C3%AE-glucosidase-inhibitory-activities-of-the-dichloromethane-extracts-and-constituents-of-ferulago-bracteata-roots
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Songül Karakaya, Sefa Gözcü, Zühal Güvenalp, Hilal Özbek, Hafize Yuca, Benan Dursunoğlu, Cavit Kazaz, Ceyda Sibel Kılıç
CONTEXT: Ferulago (Apiaceae) species have been used since ancient times for the treatment of intestinal worms, hemorrhoids, and as a tonic, digestive, aphrodisiac, or sedative, as well as in salads or as a spice due to their special odors. OBJECTIVES: This study reports the α-amylase and α-glucosidase inhibitory activities of dichloromethane extract and bioactive compounds isolated from Ferulago bracteata Boiss. & Hausskn. roots. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The isolated compounds obtained from dichloromethane extract of Ferulago bracteata roots through bioassay-guided fractionation and isolation process were evaluated for their in vitro α-amylase and α-glucosidase inhibitory activities at 5000-400 µg/mL concentrations...
December 2018: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232413/determinants-of-dietary-diversity-and-the-potential-role-of-men-in-improving-household-nutrition-in-tanzania
#7
Justus Ochieng, Victor Afari-Sefa, Philipo Joseph Lukumay, Thomas Dubois
Good nutrition is a prerequisite for a healthy and active life, especially for agriculture-dependent households. However, diets in most households in Tanzania lack diversity because the intake of meat, poultry, fish, and vegetables and fruits is low. This study estimates factors influencing dietary diversity of the household, children under five years, and women using primary survey data. It qualitatively assesses male dietary patterns and men's potential role in improving the nutritional status of the entire household...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217670/camp-signaling-compartmentation-adenylyl-cyclases-as-anchors-of-dynamic-signaling-complexes
#8
Timothy B Johnstone, Shailesh R Agarwal, Robert D Harvey, Rennolds S Ostrom
It is widely accepted that cAMP signaling is compartmentalized within cells. However, our knowledge of how receptors, cAMP signaling enzymes, effectors and other key proteins form specific signaling complexes to regulate specific cell responses is limited. The multi-component nature of these systems and the spatiotemporal dynamics involved as proteins interact and move within a cell, make cAMP responses highly complex. Adenylyl cyclases, the enzymatic source of cAMP production, are key starting points for understanding cAMP compartments and defining the functional signaling complexes...
December 7, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212138/direction-of-arrival-estimation-and-tracking-based-on-a-sequential-implementation-of-c-spice-with-an-off-grid-model
#9
Shu Cai, Xiaoye Shi, Hongbo Zhu
This paper focuses on the problem of estimating and tracking time-varying direction-of-arrivals (DoAs) with an antenna array. A sequential DoA estimation method is proposed by extending the capon and sparse iterative covariance-based estimation (C-SPICE) method, which is an iterative off-grid method for estimating constant DoAs. Then, a moving average initialization technique is introduced such that the spatial spectrum information estimated in this snapshot can be utilized in the next one. In uniform linear arrays (ULAs), we replace the uniform grid in direction domain with that in a "frequency" domain, to improve estimation accuracy without additional complexity in practical applications...
November 24, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207708/in-vitro-anti-cariogenic-plaque-effects-of-essential-oils-extracted-from-culinary-herbs
#10
Kornsit Wiwattanarattanabut, Suwan Choonharuangdej, Theerathavaj Srithavaj
Introduction: Cariogenic bacteria including mutans streptococci and lactobacilli are partly but significantly involved in dental caries development. An effective prevention strategy against dental caries is to decrease the accumulation of this microbiota either in planktonic or in biofilm form. Aim: To examine the antimicrobial and anti-plaque effects of some culinary herbs (spices), so the herbs are plausibly used as alternative and effective herbal plaque control supplements to promote good oral health...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206254/curcumin-as-a-functional-food-derived-factor-degradation-products-metabolites-bioactivity-and-future-perspectives
#11
REVIEW
Takanori Tsuda
Curcumin is a polyphenol found in turmeric (Curcuma longa), used as a spice, in food coloring, and as a traditional herbal medicine. It has been shown that curcumin has health benefits such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer properties, improvement of brain function, and control of obesity and diabetes. However, native curcumin easily degrades and has low oral bioavailability, and a recent report has expressed doubt about curcumin's various effects. To overcome its low bioavailability, various curcumin formulations with enhanced bioavailability are currently being developed...
December 5, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203114/a-simultaneous-screening-and-quantitative-method-for-the-multiresidue-analysis-of-pesticides-in-spices-using-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-high-resolution-orbitrap-mass-spectrometry
#12
Arnab Goon, Zareen Khan, Dasharath Oulkar, Raviraj Shinde, Suresh Gaikwad, Kaushik Banerjee
A novel screening and quantitation method is reported for non-target multiresidue analysis of pesticides using ultra-HPLC-quadrupole-Orbitrap mass spectrometry in spice matrices, including black pepper, cardamom, chili, coriander, cumin, and turmeric. The method involved sequential full-scan (resolution = 70,000), and variable data independent acquisition (vDIA) with nine consecutive fragmentation events (resolution = 17,500). Samples were extracted by the QuEChERS method. The introduction of an SPE-based clean-up step through hydrophilic-lipophilic-balance (HLB) cartridges proved advantageous in minimizing the false negatives...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202258/the-spice-iii-study-protocol-and-analysis-plan-a-randomised-trial-of-early-goaldirected-sedation-compared-with-standard-care-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients
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Yahya Shehabi, Andrew B Forbes, Yaseen Arabi, Frances Bass, Rinaldo Bellomo, Suhaini Kadiman, Belinda D Howe, Colin McArthur, Michael C Reade, Ian Seppelt, Jukka Takala, Steve Webb, Matthew P Wise
BACKGROUND: Sedation strategy in critically ill patients who are mechanically ventilated is influenced by patient-related factors, choice of sedative agent and the intensity or depth of sedation prescribed. The impact of sedation strategy on outcome, in particular when delivered early after initiation of mechanical ventilation, is uncertain. OBJECTIVES: To present the protocol and analysis plan of a large randomised clinical trial investigating the effect of a sedation strategy, in critically ill patients who are mechanically ventilated, based on a protocol targeting light sedation using dexmedetomidine as the primary sedative, termed "early goal-directed sedation", compared with usual practice...
December 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196013/the-potential-of-herbs-and-spices-to-reduce-lipid-oxidation-during-heating-and-gastrointestinal-digestion-of-a-beef-product
#14
T Van Hecke, P L Ho, S Goethals, S De Smet
Here we tested the potential of ten culinary herbs (basil, oregano, rosemary and thyme) and spices (black pepper, cayenne pepper, cumin, curcuma, garlic and sweet paprika) to limit oxidation during cooking of a high-fat beef product, and during its subsequent in vitro gastrointestinal digestion. The herbs and spices were added separately at 0.5% and 1% (w/w), either during meat processing before heating of the product or after heating of the meat as a seasoning. Lipid oxidation was evaluated by malondialdehyde, 4-hydroxy-2-nonenal and hexanal quantification in the meat products and gastrointestinal digests...
December 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194599/teens-and-spice-a-review-of-adolescent-fatalities-associated-with-synthetic-cannabinoid-use
#15
Anthea B Mahesan Paul, Lary Simms, Saeideh Amini, Abraham Ebenezer Paul
Synthetic cannabinoids (SCs) are commonly abused by adolescents with reported past year (2013) use in high school students between 3 and 10%. Standard adolescent postmortem toxicology does not include routine SC analysis, and thus, the true burden of fatalities related to SCs is unknown. A retrospective case review of two cases included scene investigation, interviews, autopsy, and toxicology. SCs were confirmed by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Review of the eight adolescent SC-associated fatalities in the literature revealed five of eight cases had no other discernible cause of death on autopsy...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191726/essential-oils-of-culinary-herbs-and-spices-display-agonist-and-antagonist-activities-at-human-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-ahr
#16
Iveta Bartoňková, Zdeněk Dvořák
Essential oils (EOs) of culinary herbs and spices are used to flavor, color and preserve foods and drinks. Dietary intake of EOs is significant, deserving an attention of toxicologists. We examined the effects of 31 EOs of culinary herbs and spices on the transcriptional activity of human aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), which is a pivotal xenobiotic sensor, having also multiple roles in human physiology. Tested EOs were sorted out into AhR-inactive ones (14 EOs) and AhR-active ones, including full agonists (cumin, jasmine, vanilla, bay leaf), partial agonists (cloves, dill, thyme, nutmeg, oregano) and antagonists (tarragon, caraway, turmeric, lovage, fennel, spearmint, star anise, anise)...
November 27, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191197/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-aphrodisiac-properties-of-the-seed-extract-from-allium-tuberosum-on-corpus-cavernosum-smooth-muscle-relaxation-and-sexual-behavior-parameters-in-male-wistar-rats
#17
Xingli Tang, Opeyemi J Olatunji, Yifeng Zhou, Xilin Hou
BACKGROUND: Allium tuberosum is a well-known spice as well as a herb in traditional Chinese medicine, used for increasing libido and treating erectile dysfunction. However, not many studies have been done to evaluate the sexual enhancing properties of A. tuberosum. The aim of this study was to evaluate the aphrodisiac and vasorelaxant properties of A. tuberosum on corpus cavernosum smooth muscle (CCSM) as well as checking the effect on enhancing male rat sexual behavior, libido, potency as well as its spermatogenic properties...
December 1, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190268/synthetic-cannabinoid-and-mitragynine-exposure-of-law-enforcement-agents-during-the-raid-of-an-illegal-laboratory-nevada-2014
#18
Loren Tapp, Jessica G Ramsey, Anita Wen, Roy Gerona
Synthetic cannabinoids (SCs), commonly known by the street name "Spice," are designer drugs of abuse that mimic the psychoactive effects of marijuana. Intentional SC use has resulted in multiple toxicities (1,2), but little is known about occupational SC exposure. After a federal agency's law enforcement personnel in Nevada reported irritability and feeling "high" after raiding illegal SC laboratories and processing seized SCs, a request for a health hazard evaluation was made by the agency to CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in 2014 to evaluate agents' occupational SC exposures...
December 1, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178169/authentication-of-commercial-spices-based-on-the-similarities-between-gas-chromatographic-fingerprints
#19
Takaya Matsushita, JingJing Zhao, Noriyuki Igura, Mitsuya Shimoda
BACKGROUND: A simple and solvent-free method was developed for the authentication of commercial spices. The similarities between gas chromatographic fingerprints were measured using similarity indices and multivariate data analyses, as morphological differentiation between dried powders and small spice particles was challenging. The volatile compounds present in 11 spices (i.e., allspice, anise, black pepper, caraway, clove, coriander, cumin, dill, fennel, star anise, and white pepper) were extracted by headspace solid-phase microextraction, and analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry...
November 27, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176994/antiobesity-potential-of-piperonal-promising-modulation-of-body-composition-lipid-profiles-and-obesogenic-marker-expression-in-hfd-induced-obese-rats
#20
Balaji Meriga, Brahmanaidu Parim, Venkata Rao Chunduri, Ramavat Ravindar Naik, Harishankar Nemani, Pothani Suresh, Saravanan Ganapathy, Satthi Babu Vvu
Background: Black pepper or Piper nigrum is a well-known spice, rich in a variety of bioactive compounds, and widely used in many cuisines across the world. In the Indian traditional systems of medicine, it is used to treat gastric and respiratory ailments. The purpose of this investigation is to study the antihyperlipidemic and antiobesity effects of piperonal in high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obese rats. Methods: Piperonal, an active constituent of Piper nigrum seeds, was isolated and confirmed by HPLC, 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy...
2017: Nutrition & Metabolism
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