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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906140/management-of-citrus-waste-by-switching-in-the-production-of-nanocellulose
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Sania Naz, Naveed Ahmad, Javeed Akhtar, Nasir Mehmood Ahmad, Attarad Ali, Muhammad Zia
Citrus fruit processing industries produce a vast quantity of waste materials as peel and pulp that are not handled properly. In present study, waste generated from citrus has been used for extraction of cellulose and nanocellulose. The aggregated cellulose, derived after alkaline treatment, was acid hydrolysed; resulted in reduction of the size of cellulose fibre. The cellulose showed amorphous structure revealed by X-ray diffraction analysis. Scanning electron microscopy analysis explained densely packed structure of nanocellulose...
December 2016: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906124/one-health-in-china
#2
REVIEW
Jianyong Wu, Lanlan Liu, Guoling Wang, Jiahai Lu
As a result of rapid economic growth over the previous three decades, China has become the second largest economy worldwide since 2010. However, as a developing country with the largest population, this rapid economic growth primarily based on excessive consumption and waste of resources. Thus, China has been facing particularly severe ecological and environmental problems in speeding up industrialization and urbanization. The impact of the health risk factors is complex and difficult to accurately predict...
2016: Infection Ecology & Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906111/the-functional-significance-of-the-skeletal-muscle-clock-lessons-from-bmal1-knockout-models
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REVIEW
Stefano Schiaffino, Bert Blaauw, Kenneth A Dyar
The circadian oscillations of muscle genes are controlled either directly by the intrinsic muscle clock or by extrinsic factors, such as feeding, hormonal signals, or neural influences, which are in turn regulated by the central pacemaker, the suprachiasmatic nucleus of the hypothalamus. A unique feature of circadian rhythms in skeletal muscle is motor neuron-dependent contractile activity, which can affect the oscillation of a number of muscle genes independently of the muscle clock. The role of the intrinsic muscle clock has been investigated using different Bmal1 knockout (KO) models...
October 13, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906101/characterization-of-a-dmd-egfp-reporter-mouse-as-a-tool-to-investigate-dystrophin-expression
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Mina V Petkova, Susanne Morales-Gonzales, Karima Relizani, Esther Gill, Franziska Seifert, Josefine Radke, Werner Stenzel, Luis Garcia, Helge Amthor, Markus Schuelke
BACKGROUND: Dystrophin is a rod-shaped cytoplasmic protein that provides sarcolemmal stability as a structural link between the cytoskeleton and the extracellular matrix via the dystrophin-associated protein complex (DAPC). Mutations in the dystrophin-encoding DMD gene cause X-linked dystrophinopathies with variable phenotypes, the most severe being Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) characterized by progressive muscle wasting and fibrosis. However, dystrophin deficiency does not only impair the function of skeletal and heart muscle but may also affect other organ systems such as the brain, eye, and gastrointestinal tract...
July 5, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906076/pgc-1%C3%AE-modulates-necrosis-inflammatory-response-and-fibrotic-tissue-formation-in-injured-skeletal-muscle
#5
Ivana Dinulovic, Regula Furrer, Sabrina Di Fulvio, Arnaud Ferry, Markus Beer, Christoph Handschin
BACKGROUND: Skeletal muscle tissue has an enormous regenerative capacity that is instrumental for a successful defense against muscle injury and wasting. The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ coactivator 1α (PGC-1α) exerts therapeutic effects in several muscle pathologies, but its role in damage-induced muscle regeneration is unclear. METHODS: Using muscle-specific gain- and loss-of-function models for PGC-1α in combination with the myotoxic agent cardiotoxin (CTX), we explored the role of this transcriptional coactivator in muscle damage and inflammation...
November 8, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906072/actrii-blockade-protects-mice-from-cancer-cachexia-and-prolongs-survival-in-the-presence-of-anti-cancer-treatments
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Shinji Hatakeyama, Serge Summermatter, Marie Jourdain, Stefan Melly, Giulia C Minetti, Estelle Lach-Trifilieff
BACKGROUND: Cachexia affects the majority of patients with advanced cancer and is associated with reduced treatment tolerance, response to therapy, quality of life, and life expectancy. Cachectic patients with advanced cancer often receive anti-cancer therapies against their specific cancer type as a standard of care, and whether specific ActRII inhibition is efficacious when combined with anti-cancer agents has not been elucidated yet. METHODS: In this study, we evaluated interactions between ActRII blockade and anti-cancer agents in CT-26 mouse colon cancer-induced cachexia model...
July 26, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906064/treatment-with-rgdf11-does-not-improve-the-dystrophic-muscle-pathology-of-mdx-mice
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Fabrizio Rinaldi, Yu Zhang, Ricardo Mondragon-Gonzalez, Jeffrey Harvey, Rita C R Perlingeiro
BACKGROUND: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an inherited lethal muscle wasting disease characterized by cycles of degeneration and regeneration, with no effective therapy. Growth differentiation factor 11 (GDF11), a member of the TGF-β superfamily and myostatin homologous, has been reported to have the capacity to reverse age-related skeletal muscle loss. These initial findings led us to investigate the ability of GDF11 to promote regeneration in the context of muscular dystrophy and determine whether it could be a candidate to slow down or reverse the disease progression in DMD...
June 14, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906053/attenuated-ca-2-release-in-a-mouse-model-of-limb-girdle-muscular-dystrophy-2a
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Marino DiFranco, Irina Kramerova, Julio L Vergara, Melissa Jan Spencer
BACKGROUND: Mutations in CAPN3 cause limb girdle muscular dystrophy type 2A (LGMD2A), a progressive muscle wasting disease. CAPN3 is a non-lysosomal, Ca-dependent, muscle-specific proteinase. Ablation of CAPN3 (calpain-3 knockout (C3KO) mice) leads to reduced ryanodine receptor (RyR1) expression and abnormal Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (Ca-CaMKII)-mediated signaling. We previously reported that Ca(2+) release measured by fura2-FF imaging in response to single action potential stimulation was reduced in old C3KO mice; however, the use of field stimulation prevented investigation of the mechanisms underlying this impairment...
February 24, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905971/trends-causes-and-risk-factors-of-mortality-among-children-under-5-in-ethiopia-1990-2013-findings-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2013
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Amare Deribew, Gizachew Assefa Tessema, Kebede Deribe, Yohannes Adama Melaku, Yihunie Lakew, Azmeraw T Amare, Semaw F Abera, Mesoud Mohammed, Abiy Hiruye, Efrem Teklay, Awoke Misganaw, Nicholas Kassebaum
BACKGROUND: Ethiopia has made remarkable progress in reducing child mortality over the last two decades. However, the under-5 mortality rate in Ethiopia is still higher than the under-5 mortality rates of several low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). On the other hand, the patterns and causes of child mortality have not been well investigated in Ethiopia. The objective of this study was to investigate the mortality trend, causes of death, and risk factors among children under 5 in Ethiopia during 1990-2013...
November 14, 2016: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905629/-reasons-to-recommend-vaccination-against-dengue-in-easter-island-immunization-advisory-committee-of-sociedad-chilena-de-infectolog%C3%A3-a
#10
Alberto Fica, Marcela Potin, Gabriela Moreno, Liliana Véliz, Jaime Cerda, Carola Escobar, Jan Wilhelm
Dengue was first diagnosed on Easter Island on year 2002 and thereafter recurrent outbreaks have occurred involving different serotypes of dengue virus. Its vector, Aedes aegypti has not been eliminated despite the small size of the island. Conditions at the local hospital preclude adequate management of severe and hemorrhagic cases due to the absence of a Critical Care Unit as well as no availability of platelets, or plasma units for transfusion. Besides, transfer, of severely affected patients to continental Chile is cumbersome, slow and expensive...
August 2016: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905538/potential-and-optimization-of-two-phase-anaerobic-digestion-of-oil-refinery-waste-activated-sludge-and-microbial-community-study
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Qinghong Wang, Ying Liang, Peng Zhao, Qing X Li, Shaohui Guo, Chunmao Chen
Oil refinery waste activated sludge produced from oil wastewater biological treatment is a major industrial sludge. Two-phase anaerobic digestion of oil refinery waste activated sludge was studied for the first time. Thermal pretreatment under 170 °C is effective on sludge solubilization. At the optimum hydrolytic-acidogenic condition which was pH of 6.5, temperature of 55 °C and HRT of 2 days, 2754 mg/L volatile fatty acids (VFAs) were produced and acetic acid and butyric acid were the key components...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905457/researchers-serve-up-suggestions-to-reduce-food-waste
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November 30, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904871/in-vivo-measurement-and-characterization-of-a-novel-formulation-of-177-lu-dota-octreotate
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Dale L Bailey, Thomas M Hennessy, Kathy P Willowson, E Courtney Henry, David Lh Chan, Alireza Aslani, Paul J Roach
OBJECTIVES: Lutetium-177 can be made with high specific activity and with no other isotopes of lutetium present, referred to as "No Carrier Added" (NCA) (177)Lu. We have radiolabelled DOTA-conjugated peptide DOTA-(Tyr(3))-octreotate with NCA (177)Lu ("NCA-LuTATE") and used it in nearly 40 therapeutic administrations for subjects with neuroendocrine tumours or meningiomas. In this paper, we report on our initial studies on aspects of the biodistribution and dosimetry of NCA-LuTATE from gamma camera 2D whole body (WB) and quantitative 3D SPECT (qSPECT) (177)Lu imaging...
2016: Asia Oceania Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904501/human-amniotic-epithelial-cells-combined-with-silk-fibroin-scaffold-in-the-repair-of-spinal-cord-injury
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Ting-Gang Wang, Jie Xu, Ai-Hua Zhu, Hua Lu, Zong-Ning Miao, Peng Zhao, Guo-Zhen Hui, Wei-Jiang Wu
Treatment and functional reconstruction after central nervous system injury is a major medical and social challenge. An increasing number of researchers are attempting to use neural stem cells combined with artificial scaffold materials, such as fibroin, for nerve repair. However, such approaches are challenged by ethical and practical issues. Amniotic tissue, a clinical waste product, is abundant, and amniotic epithelial cells are pluripotent, have low immunogenicity, and are not the subject of ethical debate...
October 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904113/fanconi-syndrome-associated-with-hyponatremia-in-two-patients-with-legionella-pneumonia
#15
Akihiro Ryuge, Yasuhiko Ito, Taishi Yamakawa, Hitoshi Tanaka, Hirotoshi Yasui, Shuko Mashimo, Kenshi Watanabe, Rie Nomura, Nobukazu Suganuma, Shoichi Maruyama
Legionella pneumophila is a cause of community-acquired pneumonia that is reported to induce electrolyte disorders, including hyponatremia, hypokalemia, and hypophosphatemia. We herein report two Japanese men with Legionella pneumonia and hyponatremia and hypophosphatemia. These findings were associated with an elevation of urinary low-molecular-weight tubular protein, including urinary β2-microglobulin, N-acetyl-β-D-glucosaminidase, the fractional excretion of phosphate and uric acid, and the presence of glycosuria and panaminoaciduria, suggesting that their electrolyte disorders had been caused by Fanconi syndrome...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902532/lean-six-sigma-to-reduce-intensive-care-unit-length-of-stay-and-costs-in-prolonged-mechanical-ventilation
#16
Stephen Trzeciak, Michael Mercincavage, Cory Angelini, William Cogliano, Emily Damuth, Brian W Roberts, Sergio Zanotti, Anthony J Mazzarelli
OBJECTIVE: Patients with prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV) represent important "outliers" of hospital length of stay (LOS) and costs (∼$26 billion annually in the United States). We tested the hypothesis that a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) approach for process improvement could reduce hospital LOS and the associated costs of care for patients with PMV. DESIGN: Before-and-after cohort study. SETTING: Multidisciplinary intensive care unit (ICU) in an academic medical center...
November 29, 2016: Journal for Healthcare Quality: Official Publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902329/abundance-of-antibiotic-resistance-genes-in-environmental-bacteriophages
#17
Taruna Anand, Bidhan Ch Bera, Rajesh K Vaid, Sanjay Barua, Thachamvally Riyesh, Nitin Virmani, Mubarik Hussain, Raj K Singh, Bhupendra N Tripathi
The ecosystem is continuously exposed to a wide variety of antimicrobials through waste effluents, agricultural runoffs, animal related and anthropogenic activities, which contribute to spread of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs). The contamination of ecosystems with ARGs may create increased opportunities for their transfer to naive microbes and eventually lead to entry into the human food chain. Transduction is a significant mechanism of horizontal gene transfer in natural environments, which has traditionally been underestimated as compared to transformation...
October 21, 2016: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902305/flavobacterium-cloacae-sp-nov-isolated-from-waste-water
#18
Hongming Liu, Peng Lu, Guoping Zhu
A Gram-stain-negative, non-spore-forming, rod-shaped, non-motile bacterium, named wh15T, was isolated from the waste water of a municipal wastewater treatment plant in Wuhu, China. The taxonomic status of the strain was characterized using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. Growth occurred at 15-45 °C (optimum, 25-40 °C), at pH 5.0-8.0 (optimum, pH 7.0) and with 0-4% NaCl (optimum, 1-2%). Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequence revealed that strain wh15T was a member of genus Flavobacterium and shared the highest similarity with F...
November 21, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902260/flavobacterium-luticocti-sp-nov-isolated-from-waste-water
#19
Hongming Liu, Peng Lu, Lei Jin, Guoping Zhu
A Gram-stain-negative, non-spore-forming, rod-shaped and non-motile bacterium, named xz20T, was isolated from the waste water of a municipal wastewater treatment plant in Xuzhou, China. The taxonomic status of strain xz20T was characterized using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. Growth occurred at 15-40°C (optimum, 25-37°C), at pH 6.0-8.5 (optimum, pH 7.0) and with 0-3% NaCl (optimum, 1-2%). 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis revealed that strain xz20T was a member of the genus Flavobacterium and shared the highest similarity with F...
November 3, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902246/allodekkera-sacchari-gen-nov-sp-nov-a-novel-yeast-species-in-the-saccharomycetales-isolated-from-a-sugar-factory-in-thailand
#20
Rumpa Jutakanoke, Rikiya Endoh, Masako Takashima, Moriya Ohkuma, Somboon Tanasupawat, Ancharida Akaracharanya
Three yeast isolates, G5-5(5), G5-9(3) and G5-9(4), were obtained from the sugarcane juice and waste from sugar production plant (Korach Industry Co., Ltd.) in Korach province, Thailand. They were found to be the same species based on DNA sequence identity of the small subunit ribosomal RNA gene (SSU) and the D1/D2 region of the large subunit rRNA gene (LSU D1/D2). A BLASTn search of the GenBank database revealed they had 93% nucleotide sequence identity to D. bruxellensis for the SSU (1742 bp), but their LSU D1/D2 sequence (572 bp) showed less than 90% identity to all available sequences in the database...
October 25, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
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