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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433594/favouring-no-over-h2o2-production-will-increase-pb-tolerance-in-prosopis-farcta-via-altered-primary-metabolism
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Somaieh Zafari, Mohsen Sharifi, Luis A J Mur, Najmeh Ahmadian Chashmi
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) and nitric oxide (NO) are known in triggering defense functions to detoxify heavy metal stresses. To investigate the relevance of ROS production, Pb treatment (400µM) alone and in combination with 400µM sodium ascorbate (Asc: as H2O2 scavenger) were given to hydroponically grown Prosopis farcta seedlings over a time course of 72h. Data presented here indicate that, the low extent of H2O2 due to scavenging by ascorbate, together with high level of NO improved Pb+Asc- treated Prosopis growth...
April 20, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433585/scale-up-for-esters-production-from-straw-whiskers-for-biofuel-applications
#2
Agapi Dima, Konstantina Boura, Argyro Bekatorou, Panagiota-Yiolanda Stergiou, Athanasios Foukis, Olga A Gkini, Panagiotis Kandylis, Katerina Pissaridi, Maria Kanellaki, Emmanuel M Papamichael, Athanasios A Koutinas
Delignified wheat straw was fermented by a mixed bacterial anaerobic culture obtained from a UASB reactor to produce organic acids (OAs). Kissiris was used as immobilization carrier in a 2-compartment 82L bioreactor filled with 17L of fermentation broth for the first 7 fermentation batches and up to 40L for the subsequent batches. The amount of straw used was 30g/L and the temperature was set at 37°C for all experiments. The total OAs reached concentrations up to 17.53g/L and the produced ethanol ranged from 0...
April 9, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432098/inhibitory-effect-of-coumarin-on-syntrophic-fatty-acid-oxidizing-and-methanogenic-cultures-and-biogas-reactor-microbiomes
#3
Denny Popp, Caroline M Plugge, Sabine Kleinsteuber, Hauke Harms, Heike Sträuber
Coumarins are widely found in plants as natural constituents having antimicrobial activity. When considering plants rich in coumarins for biogas production, adverse effects on microorganisms driving the anaerobic digestion process are expected. Furthermore, coumarin derivatives like warfarin, which are used as anti-coagulating medicine, are found in wastewater affecting its treatment. Coumarin as the structure common to all coumarins inhibits the anaerobic digestion process. However, details of this inhibition are still elusive...
April 21, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431319/response-of-plasma-glucagon-like-peptide-2-to-feeding-pattern-and-intraruminal-administration-of-volatile-fatty-acids-in-sheep
#4
M Elsabagh, Y Inabu, T Obitsu, T Sugino
Glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2), a gut peptide secreted by enteroendocrine L cells, has recently been identified as a key regulator of intestinal growth and absorptive function in ruminants. However, reports on GLP-2 secretion are few, and more information regarding its secretion dynamics is needed. In this study, two experiments were conducted to elucidate the daily rhythm of GLP-2 secretion in response to feeding regimen and to investigate the effect of volatile fatty acids (VFA) on GLP-2 release in sheep...
March 11, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431158/effects-of-supplementation-level-and-feeding-schedule-of-butyrate-glycerides-on-the-growth-performance-and-carcass-composition-of-broiler-chickens
#5
A Bedford, H Yu, E J Squires, S Leeson, J Gong
Mixed mono- and tributyrate glycerides have been used for effective delivery of butyrate to the gut to benefit broilers. However, limited information is available on the efficacy of butyrate glycerides individually and in combination with different levels and feeding schedules. The present study has first investigated the effects of monobutyrin at inclusion levels of zero, 500, 1,000, 2,000, and 3,000 ppm on the performance of broilers, and second, the effects of its combination with tributyrin. In the monobutyrin trial, there were no overall significant differences in average daily gain or feed efficiency...
April 20, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429993/interactive-effects-of-protein-and-carbohydrates-on-production-of-microbial-metabolites-in-the-large-intestine-of-growing-pigs
#6
Marcin Taciak, Marcin Barszcz, Ewa Święch, Anna Tuśnio, Ilona Bachanek
The study aimed at determining the effect of protein type and indigestible carbohydrates on the concentration of microbial metabolites in the large intestine of pigs. The experiment involved 36 pigs (15 kg initial body weight) divided into six groups, fed cereal-based diets with highly digestible casein (CAS) or potato protein concentrate (PPC) of lower ileal digestibility. Each diet was supplemented with cellulose, raw potato starch or pectin. After 2 weeks of feeding, pigs were sacrificed and samples of caecal and ascending, transverse and descending colon digesta were collected for analyses of microbial metabolites...
June 2017: Archives of Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429589/inhibition-of-zero-drift-in-perovskite-based-photodetector-devices-via-6-6-phenyl-c61-butyric-acid-methyl-ester-doping
#7
Yintao Liu, Renxu Jia, Yucheng Wang, Ziyang Hu, Yuming Zhang, Tiqiang Pang, Yuejin Zhu, Suzhen Luan
Zero drift can severely deteriorate the stability of the light-dark current ratio, detectivity, and responsivity of photodetectors. In this paper, the effects of a [6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM)-doped perovskite-based photodetector device on the inhibition of zero drift under dark state are discussed. Two kinds of photodetectors (Au/CH3NH3PbIxCl3-x/Au and Au/CH3NH3PbIxCl3-x:PCBM/Au) were prepared, and the materials and photodetector devices were measured by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, photoluminescence, ultraviolet absorption spectra, and current-voltage and current-time measurements...
April 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429329/hydrogen-production-and-microbial-kinetics-of-clostridium-termitidis-in-mono-culture-and-co-culture-with-clostridium-beijerinckii-on-cellulose
#8
Maritza Gomez-Flores, George Nakhla, Hisham Hafez
Cellulose utilization by hydrogen producers remains an issue due to the low hydrogen yields reported and the pretreatment of cellulose prior to fermentation requires complex and expensive steps. Clostridium termitidis is able to breakdown cellulose into glucose and produce hydrogen. On the other hand, Clostridium beijerinckii is not able to degrade cellulose but is adept at hydrogen production from glucose; therefore, it was chosen to potentially enhance hydrogen production when co-cultured with C. termitidis on cellulose...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428696/gamma-amino-butyric-acid-attenuates-brain-oxidative-damage-associated-with-insulin-alteration-in-streptozotocin-treated-rats
#9
N A Eltahawy, H N Saada, A S Hammad
The aim of the current study was to evaluate the role of γ-amino butyric acid (GABA) in insulin disturbance and hyperglycemia associated with brain oxidative damage in streptozotocin-treated rats. Streptozotocin (STZ) was administered to male albino rats as a single intraperitoneal dose (60 mg/kg body weight). GABA (200 mg/Kg body weight/day) was administered daily via gavages during 3 weeks to STZ-treated-rats. Male albino rats Sprague-Dawley (10 ± 2 weeks old; 120 ± 10 g body weight) were divided into 4 groups of 6 rats and treated in parallel...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427932/reciprocal-changes-in-noradrenaline-and-gaba-levels-in-discrete-brain-regions-upon-rapid-eye-movement-sleep-deprivation-in-rats
#10
Rachna Mehta, Sudhuman Singh, Mudasir Ahmad Khanday, Birendra Nath Mallick
Rapid eye movement sleep (REMS) plays important role in maintenance of normal brain functions. Neurons containing various neurotransmitters in different brain regions interact to regulate this complex phenomenon in health and diseases. The number of neuronal projections, their firing rates and neurotransmitter levels vary in different brain regions under various conditions leading to normal or altered patho-physio-behavioral states. In this study using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) we quantified noradrenaline (NA) and gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA) levels in locus coeruleus (LC), dorsal raphe (DR), pedunculo-pontine tegmentum (PPT), frontal lobe (FL), cortex and hippocampus (Hippo) in control and after 96 h REMS deprivation (REMSD) rats...
April 17, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426135/tlr-stimulated-eosinophils-mediate-recruitment-and-activation-of-nk-cells-in-vivo
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Shaunagh M O'Flaherty, Kripitch Sutummaporn, Walina L Häggtoft, Amy P Worrall, Marzia Rizzo, Viorica Braniste, Petter Höglund, Nadir Kadri, Benedict J Chambers
Eosinophils like many myeloid innate immune cells can provide cytokines and chemokines for the activation of other immune cells upon TLR stimulation. When TLR stimulated eosinophils were inoculated i.p. into wildtype mice, NK cells were rapidly recruited and exhibited anti-tumor cytotoxicity. However when mice depleted of CD11c(+) cells were used, a marked decrease in the number of recruited NK cells was observed. We postulated that CpG or LPS from the injected eosinophils could be transferred to host cells, which in turn could recruit NK cells...
April 20, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425937/gamma-aminobutyric-acid-increases-the-production-of-short-chain-fatty-acids-and-decreases-ph-values-in-mouse-colon
#12
Min Xie, Hai-Hong Chen, Shao-Ping Nie, Jun-Yi Yin, Ming-Yong Xie
Gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) could regulate physiological functions in the gastrointestinal tract. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of GABA on colon health in mice. The female Kunming mice were given GABA at doses of 5, 10, 20 and 40 mg/kg/d for 14 days. Afterwards, the short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) concentrations, pH values, colon index, colon length and weight of colonic and cecal contents were determined to evaluate the effects of GABA on colon health. The results showed that intake of GABA could increase the concentrations of acetate, propionate, butyrate and total SCFAs in colonic and cecal contents, as well as the weight of colonic and cecal contents...
April 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424564/new-developments-in-the-management-of-narcolepsy
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Vivien C Abad, Christian Guilleminault
Narcolepsy is a life-long, underrecognized sleep disorder that affects 0.02%-0.18% of the US and Western European populations. Genetic predisposition is suspected because of narcolepsy's strong association with HLA DQB1*06-02, and genome-wide association studies have identified polymorphisms in T-cell receptor loci. Narcolepsy pathophysiology is linked to loss of signaling by hypocretin-producing neurons; an autoimmune etiology possibly triggered by some environmental agent may precipitate hypocretin neuronal loss...
2017: Nature and Science of Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424368/spatial-intensity-distribution-analysis-quantifies-the-extent-and-regulation-of-homo-dimerization-of-the-secretin-receptor
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Richard J Ward, John D Pediani, Kaleeckal G Harikumar, Laurence J Miller, Graeme Milligan
Previous studies have indicated that the G protein-coupled secretin receptor is present as a homo-dimer, organized through symmetrical contacts in transmembrane domain IV, and that receptor dimerization is critical for high potency signalling by secretin. However, whether all of the receptor exists in the dimeric form or if this is regulated, is unclear. We used measures of quantal brightness of the secretin receptor tagged with monomeric enhanced green fluorescent protein (mEGFP) and Spatial Intensity Distribution Analysis to assess this...
April 19, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423881/effects-of-calcium-propionate-on-the-fermentation-quality-and-aerobic-stability-of-alfalfa-silage
#15
Zhi Hao Dong, Xian Jun Yuan, Ai You Wen, Seare T Desta, Tao Shao
Objective: To assess the potency of calcium propionate used as silage additive, an experiment was carried out to evaluate the effect of calcium propionate on the nitrogen transformation, fermentation quality and aerobic stability of alfalfa silages. Methods: Alfalfa was ensiled with four levels of calcium propionate (CAP; 5, 10, 15 and 20 g kg-1 of fresh weigh) in laboratory silos for 30 days. After opening, the silages were analyzed for the chemical and microbiological characteristics, and subjected to an aerobic stability test...
March 25, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423424/field-evaluation-of-potential-pheromone-lures-for-lygus-lineolaris-hemiptera-miridae-in-the-mid-south
#16
Katherine A Parys, David R Hall
Plant bugs (Hemiptera: Miridae) are phytophagous pests of cultivated plants around the world. In the mid-South region of the United States, Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) is a primary pest of cotton, and causes economic damage. Previously published research about the volatiles produced by members of the genus Lygus, and other closely related groups, indicated that they produce blends of hexyl butyrate, (E)-2-hexenyl butyrate, and (E)-4-oxo-2-hexenal. Varying ratios of the three compounds were loaded into pipette tips, and screened in combination with non-UV white sticky cards for attractiveness to field populations of L...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421825/seizures-in-patients-with-acute-pesticide-intoxication-with-a-focus-on-glufosinate-ammonium
#17
S Park, D E Kim, S Y Park, H W Gil, S Y Hong
The incidence and clinical aspects of seizures remain to be elucidated in patients with acute pesticide intoxication. The present study included subjects who ingested pesticide with the intention of committing suicide and were treated at Soonchunhyang University Hospital (Cheonan, Korea) between January 2011 and December 2014. We analyzed the incidence and characterized the type and frequency of seizure, from the medical records of 464 patients with acute pesticide intoxication, according to the pesticide class...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420991/gabapentin-attenuates-ocular-inflammation-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
#18
Carmelina D Anfuso, Melania Olivieri, Annamaria Fidilio, Gabriella Lupo, Dario Rusciano, Salvatore Pezzino, Caterina Gagliano, Filippo Drago, Claudio Bucolo
To investigate the effects of gabapentin, a structural analog of γ-amino butyric acid (GABA), on the inflammatory response of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated rabbit corneal cells (SIRC) and on endotoxin-induced uveitis (EIU) in rabbits. We investigated the LPS-induced expression of several inflammatory mediators, such as TNF-α, IL-1β, cPLA2, COX-2, and PGE2 in the SIRC cells with or without gabapentin treatment. Gabapentin treatment significantly (p < 0.05) attenuated cytokines production, cPLA2 activation, COX-2 expression, and PGE2 levels in SIRC...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420109/comparison-of-biogenic-amines-and-mycotoxins-in-alfalfa-and-red-clover-fodder-depending-on-additives
#19
Jiri Skladanka, Vojtech Adam, Ondrej Zitka, Veronika Mlejnkova, Libor Kalhotka, Pavel Horky, Klara Konecna, Lucia Hodulikova, Daniela Knotova, Marie Balabanova, Petr Slama, Petr Skarpa
In the production of fermented feed, each crop can be contaminated with a variety of microorganisms that may produce natural pollutants. Biogenic amines, mycotoxins, and undesirable organic acids can decrease health feed safety. The aim of this study was to compare the counts of microorganisms, levels of biogenic amines, and the mycotoxins in forage legumes, and also to compare the occurrence of microorganisms and levels of mycotoxins in green fodder and subsequently produced silage and the influence of additives on the content of natural harmful substances in silage...
April 14, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419937/validation-and-application-of-an-ultrahigh-performance-liquid-chromatographic-orbitrap-mass-spectrometric-method-for-the-simultaneous-detection-and-quantification-of-volatile-and-non-volatile-organic-acids-in-human-faecal-samples
#20
Claudio Gardana, Cristian Del Bo', Paolo Simonetti
A simple and selective ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatographic-Orbitrap mass spectrometric (UHPLC-HR-MS) method was developed and validated for the simultaneous detection and quantification of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) such as acetic, propionic, butyric, isobutyric, valeric, isovaleric, 2-methyl-butyric (IS) and lactic, pyruvic and succinic acid in human faecal samples. A simple extraction procedure with 0.001% formic acid in water was performed on 40 samples. The extracts were centrifuged and analyzed by UHPLC-HR-MS on a sub-2μm column using gradient elution; meanwhile, the same samples were analyzed by GC-FID and HPLC-UV as reference methods The UHPLC-HR-MS method showed a recovery of 83-105%, a repeatability of 2...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
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