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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547733/comparative-evaluation-of-post-traumatic-periodontal-ligament-cell-viability-using-three-storage-media
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V V Kokkali, V Bendgude, G Sharangpani
AIM: To evaluate the potential of milk, coconut water and buttermilk in maintaining periodontal ligament cell (PDL) viability. METHODS: Freshly extracted premolars (55) were divided into three experimental groups each having 15 teeth and the negative and positive control groups which had 5 teeth per group. The teeth in the experimental groups were immersed in their respective storage medium for a period of 75 min before the laboratory procedures were performed...
May 25, 2017: European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536360/coconut-cocos-nucifera-ethanolic-leaf-extract-reduces-amyloid-%C3%AE-1-42-aggregation-and-paralysis-prevalence-in-transgenic-caenorhabditis-elegans-independently-of-free-radical-scavenging-and-acetylcholinesterase-inhibition
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Rafael Vincent Manalo, Maries Ann Silvestre, Aza Lea Anne Barbosa, Paul Mark Medina
Virgin coconut oil (VCO) has been the subject of several studies which have aimed to alleviate Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology, focusing on in vitro antioxidant and acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitory activities. Here, we studied an underutilized and lesser-valued part of the coconut tree, specifically the leaves, using in vitro and in vivo approaches. Coconut leaf extract (CLE) was screened for antioxidant and AChE inhibitory properties in vitro and therapeutic effects in two strains of transgenic Caenorhabditis elegans expressing amyloid-β1-42 (Aβ1-42) in muscle cells...
April 21, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535932/charting-novel-allergens-from-date-palm-pollen-phoenix-sylvestris-using-homology-driven-proteomics
#3
Bodhisattwa Saha, Naren Pandey, Swati Gupta Bhattacharya
Pollen grains from Phoenix sylvestris (date palm), a commonly cultivated tree in India has been found to cause severe allergic diseases in an increasing percentage of hypersensitive individuals. To unearth its allergenic components, pollen protein were profiled by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis followed by immunoblotting with date palm pollen sensitive patient sera. Allergens were identified by MALDI-TOF/TOF employing a layered proteomic approach combining conventional database dependent search and manual de novo sequencing followed by homology-based search as Phoenix sylvestris is unsequenced...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534582/selective-conversion-of-coconut-oil-to-fatty-alcohols-in-methanol-over-a-hydrothermally-prepared-cu-sio2-catalyst-without-extraneous-hydrogen
#4
Liubi Wu, Lulu Li, Bolong Li, Chen Zhao
A novel one-pot approach selects a hydrothermally synthesized Cu/SiO2 catalyst (consisting of Cu2O·SiO2 and Cu(0) surface species) to catalyze the reduction of a series of fatty esters, fatty acids, and coconut oil to fatty alcohols at 240 °C in methanol without extraneous hydrogen, attaining around 85% conversion and 100% selectivity.
May 23, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533374/unique-clade-of-alphaproteobacterial-endosymbionts-induces-complete-cytoplasmic-incompatibility-in-the-coconut-beetle
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Shun-Ichiro Takano, Midori Tuda, Keiji Takasu, Naruto Furuya, Yuya Imamura, Sangwan Kim, Kosuke Tashiro, Kazuhiro Iiyama, Matias Tavares, Acacio Cardoso Amaral
Maternally inherited bacterial endosymbionts in arthropods manipulate host reproduction to increase the fitness of infected females. Cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI) is one such manipulation, in which uninfected females produce few or no offspring when they mate with infected males. To date, two bacterial endosymbionts, Wolbachia and Cardinium, have been reported as CI inducers. Only Wolbachia induces complete CI, which causes 100% offspring mortality in incompatible crosses. Here we report a third CI inducer that belongs to a unique clade of Alphaproteobacteria detected within the coconut beetle, Brontispa longissima This beetle comprises two cryptic species, the Asian clade and the Pacific clade, which show incompatibility in hybrid crosses...
May 22, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529739/long-term-supplementation-with-young-coconut-juice-does-not-prevent-bone-loss-but-rather-alleviates-body-weight-gain-in-ovariectomized-rats
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Hiroshi Matsushita, Akira Minami, Hiroaki Kanazawa, Takashi Suzuki, Sanan Subhadhirasakul, Kazushi Watanabe, Akihiko Wakatsuki
Young coconut (Cocos nucifera Linn.) juice (YCJ) has traditionally been consumed to alleviate symptoms associated with the menopause. Recently, the authors demonstrated that short-term (6-week) YCJ supplementation to ovariectomized rats resulted in increased bone mass and bone formation parameter, suggesting that YCJ consumption has a positive effect on bone metabolism and may represent an intervention to help slow the bone loss during menopause transition. The present study sought to determine how long-term (12-week) YCJ supplementation affects bone metabolism in ovariectomized rats, to investigate whether such supplementation may be helpful to in osteoporosis treatment...
May 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513780/reduction-of-the-dna-damages-hepatoprotective-effect-and-antioxidant-potential-of-the-coconut-water-ascorbic-and-caffeic-acids-in-oxidative-stress-mediated-by-ethanol
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Vanderson S Bispo, Lucas S Dantas, Adriano B Chaves, Isabella F D Pinto, Railmara P DA Silva, Felipe A M Otsuka, Rodrigo B Santos, Aline C Santos, Danielle J Trindade, Humberto R Matos
Hepatic disorders such as steatosis and alcoholic steatohepatitis are common diseases that affect thousands of people around the globe. This study aims to identify the main phenol compounds using a new HPLC-ESI+-MS/MS method, to evaluate some oxidative stress parameters and the hepatoprotective action of green dwarf coconut water, caffeic and ascorbic acids on the liver and serum of rats treated with ethanol. The results showed five polyphenols in the lyophilized coconut water spiked with standards: chlorogenic acid (0...
May 15, 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513337/assessment-of-applicability-index-for-better-management-of-municipal-solid-waste-a-case-study-of-dhanbad-india
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Pooja Yadav, S R Samadder
Selection of suitable Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) options is one of the major challenges in urban areas of the developing countries. Success of MSWM, requires accurate data of generation rate, composition, and physico-chemical characteristics of solid wastes. Improper handling of solid waste can have significant environmental and aesthetical impacts. The present study proposes a new method (applicability index- Pik values) for identifying the most appropriate disposal option with the help of applicability values of Composting-CP, Incineration-IP, and Landfill-LP for individual components of MSW based on the results of the physico-chemical analysis of the collected representative solid waste samples from the study area, Dhanbad, India...
May 17, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511862/effect-of-different-concentrations-of-egg-yolk-and-virgin-coconut-oil-in-tris-based-extenders-on-chilled-and-frozen-thawed-bull-semen
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A A Tarig, H Wahid, Y Rosnina, N Yimer, Y M Goh, F H Baiee, A M Khumran, H Salman, M Ebrahimi
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of 8% virgin coconut oil (VCO) combined with different percentages of egg yolk in Tris extender on the quality of chilled and frozen-thawed bull semen. A total of 24 ejaculates from four bulls were collected using an electroejaculator. Semen samples were diluted with 8% VCO in Tris extender which contained different concentrations 0% (control), 4%, 8%, 12%, 16% and 20% egg yolk. The diluted semen samples were divided into two fractions: one was chilled and stored at 4°C until evaluation after 24, 72, and 144h; the second fraction was processed by chilling for 3h at 4°C to equilibrate, then packaged in 0...
April 10, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506118/effect-of-a-diet-enriched-with-fresh-coconut-saturated-fats-on-plasma-lipids-and-erythrocyte-fatty-acid-composition-in-normal-adults
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Rokkam Shankar Nagashree, N K Manjunath, M Indu, M Ramesh, V Venugopal, P Sreedhar, N Pavithra, Hongasandra R Nagendra
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the effects of increased saturated fatty acid (SFA) (provided by fresh coconut) versus monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA) intake (provided by a combination of groundnuts and groundnut oil) on plasma lipids and erythrocyte fatty acid (EFA) composition in healthy adults. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty-eight healthy volunteers, randomized into 2 groups, were provided standardized diet along with 100 g fresh coconut or groundnuts and groundnut oil combination for 90 days in a Yoga University...
May 16, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505550/histological-differences-in-the-adrenal-glands-and-cortisol-levels-of-suckling-dairy-goat-kids-in-enriched-and-non-enriched-environments
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A P Rosas-Trigueros, I E Candanosa-Aranda, A E Ducoing-Watty, J Gutiérrez-Molotla, F Galindo, A M Sisto-Burt
Intensive production systems can negatively affect the welfare of goats. Environmental enrichment techniques can be used to reduce stress. The aim of this study was analyze the effect of environmental enrichment on the histological characteristics of adrenal glands, cortisol levels and weekly weight gain of suckling Alpine French male kids under confinement. A randomised design was used to test the effect of the treatment. The animals (n=20) were randomly assigned to two treatments (enriched and non-enriched) with two replicates each...
May 6, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499198/a-point-of-need-infrared-mediated-pcr-platform-with-compatible-lateral-flow-strip-for-hpv-detection
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Wenjia Liu, Mingfang Zhang, Xiaoyan Liu, Alok Sharma, Xianting Ding
With the increasing need of monitoring the epidemiology of serious infectious diseases, food hygiene, food additives and pesticide residues, it is urgent to develop portable, easy-to-use, inexpensive and rapid molecular diagnostic tools. Herein, we demonstrate a prototype of IR mediated Conducting Oil and CarbOn Nanotube circUlaTing PCR (IR-COCONUT PCR) platform for nucleic acid amplification. The presented platform offers a new solution for miniaturized PCR instruments with non-contact heaters by using conducting oil and carbon nanotube as a medium in IR mediated PCR...
April 29, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498135/removal-of-toxic-congo-red-dye-from-water-employing-low-cost-coconut-residual-fiber
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K C Rani, Aduja Naik, Ram Saran Chaurasiya, K S M S Raghavarao
The coconut residual fiber (CRF) is the major byproduct obtained during production of virgin coconut oil. Its application as a biosorbent for adsorption of Congo red was investigated. The CRF was subjected to different pretreatments, namely, pressure cooking, hexane treatment, acid treatment and their combinations. The pretreatment of CRF with the combination of hexane, acid, and pressure cooking resulted in the highest degree of adsorption. The equilibrium data were analyzed and found to fit best to both Langmuir and Freundlich isotherms...
May 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494759/time-resolved-dual-transcriptomics-reveal-early-induced-nicotiana-benthamiana-root-genes-and-conserved-infection-promoting-phytophthora-palmivora-effectors
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Edouard Evangelisti, Anna Gogleva, Thomas Hainaux, Mehdi Doumane, Frej Tulin, Clément Quan, Temur Yunusov, Kévin Floch, Sebastian Schornack
BACKGROUND: Plant-pathogenic oomycetes are responsible for economically important losses in crops worldwide. Phytophthora palmivora, a tropical relative of the potato late blight pathogen, causes rotting diseases in many tropical crops including papaya, cocoa, oil palm, black pepper, rubber, coconut, durian, mango, cassava and citrus. Transcriptomics have helped to identify repertoires of host-translocated microbial effector proteins which counteract defenses and reprogram the host in support of infection...
May 11, 2017: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493037/toxicity-of-vegetable-oils-to-the-coconut-mite-aceria-guerreronis-and-selectivity-against-the-predator-neoseiulus-baraki
#15
Natália N F C Oliveira, Andreia S Galvão, Ester A Amaral, Auderes W O Santos, José G Sena-Filho, Eugenio E Oliveira, Adenir V Teodoro
The coconut mite, Aceria guerreronis (Acari: Eriophyidae), is a major tropical pest of coconut. Here, we assessed the chemical profiles and the potential use of babassu, degummed soybean, and coconut oils to control A. guerreronis as well as their side-effects on the predatory mite Neoseiulus baraki (Acari: Phytoseiidae), a key natural enemy of the coconut mite. Babassu and coconut oils had similar fatty acids chemical profiles. All vegetable oils showed toxicity to A. guerreronis; degummed soybean oil exhibited the highest toxicity (LC50 = 0...
May 10, 2017: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490674/physical-form-of-dietary-fat-alters-postprandial-substrate-utilization-and-glycemic-response-in-healthy-chinese-men
#16
Sze-Yen Tan, Elaine Peh, Evelyn Lau, Alejandro G Marangoni, Christiani Jeyakumar Henry
Background: Dietary fats elicit various physiological responses, with the physical form of fat reported to alter fat digestion and absorption.Objectives: The primary aims were to compare the effects of dietary fat in 2 physical forms (liquid and oleogel) and 2 degrees of saturation (saturated and polyunsaturated) on postprandial energy expenditure (EE) and substrate oxidation, glycemia, and appetite.Methods: The study was a randomized, controlled crossover trial. Sixteen normal-weight, healthy Chinese men completed the study [mean ± SD age: 28 ± 6 y; body mass index (in kg/m(2)): 22...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490146/development-and-optimization-of-an-efficient-qpcr-system-for-olive-authentication-in-edible-oils
#17
Alba Alonso-Rebollo, Sonia Ramos-Gómez, María D Busto, Natividad Ortega
The applicability of qPCR in olive-oil authentication depends on the DNA obtained from the oils and the amplification primers. Therefore, four olive-specific amplification systems based on the trnL gene were designed (A-, B-, C- and D-trnL systems). The qPCR conditions, primer concentration and annealing temperature, were optimized. The systems were tested for efficiency and sensitivity to select the most suitable for olive oil authentication. The selected system (D-trnL) demonstrated specificity toward olive in contrast to other oleaginous species (canola, soybean, sunflower, maize, peanut and coconut) and showed high sensitivity in a broad linear dynamic range (LOD and LOQ: 500ng - 0...
October 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490131/influence-of-the-chemical-structure-on-the-odor-characters-of-%C3%AE-citronellol-and-its-oxygenated-derivatives
#18
Shaimaa Awadain Elsharif, Andrea Buettner
β-Citronellol, 1, and citronellyl acetate, 2, are renowned fragrant constituents in perfumes and flavoring agents in foods and beverages. Both substances smell citrussy, fresh and floral. To elucidate the structural features required for these sensory effects, six C-8 oxygenated derivatives of 1 and 2 were synthesized and analytically characterized. All compounds were tested for their odor qualities and odor thresholds in air, revealing that there were no significant differences in odor impressions from the parent monoterpenes and their derivatives in most cases; however, substantial differences in their odor threshold values were observed, with β-citronellol as the most potent (10ng/Lair) and 8-hydroxycitronellyl acetate as the least potent odorant (1261ng/Lair)...
October 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490101/feasibility-of-discrimination-of-dairy-creams-and-cream-like-analogues-using-raman-spectroscopy-and-chemometric-analysis
#19
Aleksandar Nedeljkovic, Igor Tomasevic, Jelena Miocinovic, Predrag Pudja
Dairy cream and its analogues with sunflower oil, coconut oil and palm oil in different milk fat/vegetable fat ratios were prepared and analysed using Raman spectroscopy. The linear discriminant analysis was conducted in order to classify the samples. Samples were well separated and displayed distinguishing linear arrangement along the principal component that expressed the variation in lipid unsaturation. Good separation of sunflower oil and milk fat samples was obtained in contrast to the samples with coconut and palm oil, where the substantial overlapping occurred...
October 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490069/study-of-the-contribution-of-massoia-lactone-to-the-aroma-of-merlot-and-cabernet-sauvignon-musts-and-wines
#20
Alexandre Pons, Lucile Allamy, Valérie Lavigne, Denis Dubourdieu, Philippe Darriet
Organic extracts of musts and red wines marked by dried fruit and cooked fruit aromas were analyzed by gas chromatography coupled to olfactometry and mass spectrometry. Thanks to this analytical approach we identified a fragrant lactone corresponding to an odorant zone reminiscent of coconut and dried figs as 5,6-dihydro-6-pentyl-2H-pyran-2-one (C10 massoia lactone). Using chiral GC-GC-MS, we show that only the (R)-C10 massoia lactone is found in musts and wines. Its detection thresholds were 10µg/L and 11µg/L in must and wine model solution, respectively...
October 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
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