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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542353/identification-of-cow-and-buffalo-milk-based-on-beta-carotene-and-vitamin-a-concentration-using-fluorescence-spectroscopy
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Rahat Ullah, Saranjam Khan, Hina Ali, Muhammad Bilal, Muhammad Saleem
The current study presents the application of fluorescence spectroscopy for the identification of cow and buffalo milk based on β-carotene and vitamin-A which is of prime importance from the nutritional point of view. All samples were collected from healthy animals of different breeds at the time of lactation in the vicinity of Islamabad, Pakistan. Cow and buffalo milk shows differences at fluorescence emission appeared at band position 382 nm, 440 nm, 505 nm and 525 nm both in classical geometry (right angle) setup as well as front face fluorescence setup...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274839/dietary-protein-aging-and-nutritional-geometry
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REVIEW
Stephen J Simpson, David G Le Couteur, David Raubenheimer, Samantha M Solon-Biet, Gregory J Cooney, Victoria C Cogger, Luigi Fontana
Nearly a century of research has shown that nutritional interventions can delay aging and age- related diseases in many animal models and possibly humans. The most robust and widely studied intervention is caloric restriction, while protein restriction and restriction of various amino acids (methionine, tryptophan) have also been shown to delay aging. However, there is still debate over whether the major impact on aging is secondary to caloric intake, protein intake or specific amino acids. Nutritional geometry provides new perspectives on the relationship between nutrition and aging by focusing on calories, macronutrients and their interactions across a landscape of diets, and taking into account compensatory feeding in ad libitum-fed experiments...
March 6, 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273475/integrative-physiology-at-the-crossroads-of-nutrition-microbiota-animal-physiology-and-human-health
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REVIEW
François Leulier, Lesley T MacNeil, Won-Jae Lee, John F Rawls, Patrice D Cani, Martin Schwarzer, Liping Zhao, Stephen J Simpson
Nutrition is paramount in shaping all aspects of animal biology. In addition, the influence of the intestinal microbiota on physiology is now widely recognized. Given that diet also shapes the intestinal microbiota, this raises the question of how the nutritional environment and microbial assemblages together influence animal physiology. This research field constitutes a new frontier in the field of organismal biology that needs to be addressed. Here we review recent studies using animal models and humans and propose an integrative framework within which to define the study of the diet-physiology-microbiota systems and ultimately link it to human health...
March 7, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268376/micro-tube-mass-production-device-for-microbial-culture
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K Fujimoto, M Ogawa, K Higashi, N Miki
This paper describes mass production system of micro-tubes for microbial culture in an open environment. Microbes are used in many fields, such as food, medicine, environmental and energy. We proposed a microbe culture system using hydrogel micro-tubes, which can protect the target microbes inside from competitive microbes outside of the tubes while allow oxygen and nutrition to diffuse through. The hydrogel micro-tubes can be produced by a microfluidic device, which can precisely control the flow and therefore, the tube geometry...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226540/micro-tube-mass-production-device-for-microbial-culture
#5
K Fujimoto, M Ogawa, K Higashi, N Miki, K Fujimoto, M Ogawa, K Higashi, N Miki, K Higashi, K Fujimoto, M Ogawa, N Miki
This paper describes mass production system of micro-tubes for microbial culture in an open environment. Microbes are used in many fields, such as food, medicine, environmental and energy. We proposed a microbe culture system using hydrogel micro-tubes, which can protect the target microbes inside from competitive microbes outside of the tubes while allow oxygen and nutrition to diffuse through. The hydrogel micro-tubes can be produced by a microfluidic device, which can precisely control the flow and therefore, the tube geometry...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117494/the-seasonal-feeding-ecology-of-the-javan-slow-loris-nycticebus-javanicus
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Francis Cabana, Ellen Dierenfeld, Wirdateti Wirdateti, Giuseppe Donati, K A I Nekaris
OBJECTIVES: To describe the strategy employed by exudativorous primates during seasonal shifts in food abundance using the Javan slow loris as a model. Males and females may cope differently as well as exploit fallback foods in different proportions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Observing 15 free ranging Javan slow lorises over a year, we quantified their seasonal diet and nutrient intake using intake rates. For gum intake rates, we conducted a trial with 10 captive Javan slow lorises measuring the length of time it took for them to ingest 10 g of gum...
April 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088923/an-assessment-of-the-influence-of-macronutrients-on-growth-performance-and-nutrient-utilisation-in-broiler-chickens-by-nutritional-geometry
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Sonia Y Liu, Peter H Selle, David Raubenheimer, David J Cadogan, Stephen J Simpson, Aaron J Cowieson
The right-angled triangle mixture experiment was designed to include fourteen diets with different concentrations of starch, protein and lipid. Experimental diets were offered to male Ross 308 broiler chickens from 10 to 23 d after hatching, and response curves and surfaces were generated to illustrate the influence of macronutrients on growth performance and nutrient utilisations. Despite the primary function of macronutrients, especially protein, may not be providing energy, macronutrients were expressed as energy derived from starch, protein and fat for statistical purposes in the mixture design...
December 2016: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076653/recent-advances-in-primate-nutritional-ecology
#8
Nicoletta Righini
Nutritional ecology seeks to explain, in an ecological and evolutionary context, how individuals choose, acquire, and process food to satisfy their nutritional requirements. Historically, studies of primate feeding ecology have focused on characterizing diets in terms of the botanical composition of the plants consumed. Further, dietary studies have demonstrated how patch and food choice in relation to time spent foraging and feeding are influenced by the spatial and temporal distribution of resources and by social factors such as feeding competition, dominance, or partner preferences...
April 2017: American Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072422/the-fitness-costs-and-trade-off-shapes-associated-with-the-exclusion-of-nine-antibiotics-by-ompf-porin-channels
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Katherine Phan, Thomas Ferenci
The trade-off relationship between antibiotic exclusion and nutrient access across the Gram-negative outer membrane is determined by structural constraints in porin channels. The precise nutritional cost of exclusion is unknown for different antibiotics, as are the shapes of the nutrition-susceptibility trade-off. Using a library of 10 engineered isogenic Escherichia coli strains with structural modifications of OmpF porin expressed at a constant level, susceptibilities were measured for nine antibiotics and the nutritional fitness costs estimated by competitions in chemostats...
June 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032184/unique-effects-of-energy-versus-estrogen-deficiency-on-multiple-components-of-bone-strength-in-exercising-women
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E A Southmayd, R J Mallinson, N I Williams, D J Mallinson, M J De Souza
Many female athletes are energy and/or estrogen deficient, but the independent effects on bone health have not been isolated. Energy deficiency was detrimental at the tibia while estrogen deficiency was detrimental at the radius. Nutrition must be considered alongside menstrual recovery when addressing compromised bone health in female athletes. INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to describe volumetric bone mineral density (vBMD), bone geometry, and estimated bone strength in exercising women (n = 60) grouped according to energy status (energy replete (EnR: n = 30) vs...
December 28, 2016: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029711/the-complex-interplay-between-macronutrient-intake-cuticular-hydrocarbon-expression-and-mating-success-in-male-decorated-crickets
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J Rapkin, K Jensen, C M House, S K Sakaluk, J K Sakaluk, J Hunt
The condition dependence of male sexual traits plays a central role in sexual selection theory. Relatively little, however, is known about the condition dependence of chemical signals used in mate choice and their subsequent effects on male mating success. Furthermore, few studies have isolated the specific nutrients responsible for condition-dependent variation in male sexual traits. Here, we used nutritional geometry to determine the effect of protein (P) and carbohydrate (C) intake on male cuticular hydrocarbon (CHC) expression and mating success in male decorated crickets (Gryllodes sigillatus)...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778382/merging-elemental-and-macronutrient-approaches-for-a-comprehensive-study-of-energy-and-nutrient-flows
#12
Shawn M Wilder, Punidan D Jeyasingh
Global warming and predation risk can have important impacts on animal physiology and life histories that can have consequences for ecosystem function. Zhang et al. () recently tested the separate and interactive effects of warming and predation risk on the body composition of Daphnia magna. By measuring both the elemental and biochemical composition of individuals, they showed that D. magna body elemental composition responded opposite to theoretical predictions and previous studies but that these changes were explained by adaptive life-history shifts in allocation to protein in eggs versus body lipid reserves...
November 2016: Journal of Animal Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714355/bacterial-swarmer-cells-in-confinement-a-mesoscale-hydrodynamic-simulation-study
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Thomas Eisenstecken, Jinglei Hu, Roland G Winkler
A wide spectrum of Peritrichous bacteria undergo considerable physiological changes when they are inoculated onto nutrition-rich surfaces and exhibit a rapid and collective migration denoted as swarming. Thereby, the length of such swarmer cells and their number of flagella increases substantially. In this article, we investigated the properties of individual E. coli-type swarmer cells confined between two parallel walls via mesoscale hydrodynamic simulations, combining molecular dynamics simulations of the swarmer cell with the multiparticle particle collision dynamics approach for the embedding fluid...
October 12, 2016: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676395/urinary-citrate-an-index-of-acid-base-status-predicts-bone-strength-in-youths-and-fracture-risk-in-adult-females
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Jonas Esche, Simone Johner, Lijie Shi, Eckhard Schönau, Thomas Remer
CONTEXT: Diet can impact on bone strength via metabolic shifts in acid-base status. In contrast to the strongly diet-dependent biomarker urinary potential renal acid load (uPRAL), the amount of renally excreted citrate integrates nutritional and systemic influences on acid-base homeostasis with high citrate indicating prevailing alkalization. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between urinary citrate excretion and bone strength as well as long-term fracture risk...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650504/resource-allocation-and-compensation-during-development-in-holometabolous-insects
#15
REVIEW
David Nestel, Nikos T Papadopoulos, Carlos Pascacio-Villafán, Nicoletta Righini, Alma R Altuzar-Molina, Martín Aluja
We provide an extensive review on current knowledge and future research paths on the topic of resource allocation and compensation during development in holometabolous insects, emphasizing the role of resource management during development, and how compensatory mechanisms may be acting to remediate nutritional deficiencies carried over from earlier stages of development. We first review resource allocation in "open" and "closed" developmental stages and then move on to the topic of modelling resource allocation and its trade-offs...
December 2016: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27593084/fatty-acid-related-modulations-of-membrane-fluidity-in-cells-detection-and-implications
#16
G Maulucci, O Cohen, B Daniel, A Sansone, P I Petropoulou, S Filou, A Spyridonidis, G Pani, M De Spirito, C Chatgilialoglu, C Ferreri, K E Kypreos, S Sasson
Metabolic homeostasis of fatty acids is complex and well-regulated in all organisms. The biosynthesis of saturated fatty acids (SFA) in mammals provides substrates for β-oxidation and ATP production. Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) are products of desaturases that introduce a methylene group in cis geometry in SFA. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-6 and n-3 PUFA) are products of elongation and desaturation of the essential linoleic acid and α-linolenic acid, respectively. The liver processes dietary fatty acids and exports them in lipoproteins for distribution and storage in peripheral tissues...
November 2016: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27392467/skeletal-outcomes-by-peripheral-quantitative-computed-tomography-and-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-in-adolescent-girls-with-anorexia-nervosa
#17
A D DiVasta, H A Feldman, J M O'Donnell, J Long, M B Leonard, C M Gordon
We conducted the first comparison of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) outcomes in adolescent girls with anorexia nervosa. We observed deficits in bone density by both tools. pQCT assessments were associated with many of the same clinical parameters as have been previously established for DXA. INTRODUCTION: Adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN) commonly exhibit bone loss, but effects on bone geometry are less clear. We compared measures obtained by DXA and pQCT in girls with AN...
July 8, 2016: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27296501/nutritional-ecology-and-human-health
#18
David Raubenheimer, Stephen J Simpson
In contrast to the spectacular advances in the first half of the twentieth century with micronutrient-related diseases, human nutrition science has failed to stem the more recent rise of obesity and associated cardiometabolic disease (OACD). This failure has triggered debate on the problems and limitations of the field and what change is needed to address these. We briefly review the two broad historical phases of human nutrition science and then provide an overview of the main problems that have been implicated in the poor progress of the field with solving OACD...
July 17, 2016: Annual Review of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27270223/differential-effects-of-male-nutrient-balance-on-pre-and-post-copulatory-traits-and-consequences-for-female-reproduction-in-drosophila-melanogaster
#19
Juliano Morimoto, Stuart Wigby
Male fitness depends on the expression of costly traits involved in obtaining mates (pre-copulatory) and fertilization (post-copulatory). However, very little is known about the nutrient requirements for these traits and whether males compromise their diet to maximize one trait at the expense of another. Here we used Nutritional Geometry to investigate macronutrient requirements for pre- and post-copulatory traits in Drosophila, when males were the first or second to mate with females. We found no significant effects of male diet on sperm competitiveness...
June 8, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27143111/trabecular-and-cortical-bone-deficits-are-present-in-children-and-adolescents-with-cystic-fibrosis
#20
Andrea Kelly, Joan Schall, Virginia A Stallings, Babette S Zemel
Osteopenia and increased fracture rates are well-recognized in adults with CF, but neither the specific contributions of cortical and trabecular bone deficits to bone fragility nor their presence in youth with CF are well-characterized. This study sought to characterize cortical and trabecular volumetric bone mineral density (vBMD), geometry, and biomechanical competence in children with CF and determine their relationship to growth, body composition, and disease severity. Peripheral quantitative computerized tomography (pQCT) measures of total, cortical, and trabecular vBMD, cortical, muscle, and fat cross-sectional areas (CSA), periosteal and endosteal circumferences, and the polar unweighted section modulus (Zp) of the tibia were converted to age- and tibial length-adjusted Z-scores in 97 CF and 199 healthy children (aged 8-21y)...
September 2016: Bone
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