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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215803/polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-produced-in-the-combustion-of-fatty-acid-alkyl-esters-from-different-feedstocks-quantification-statistical-analysis-and-mechanisms-of-formation
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Alberto Llamas, Ana-María Al-Lal, María-Jesús García-Martínez, Marcelo F Ortega, Juan F Llamas, Magín Lapuerta, Laureano Canoira
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) are pollutants of concern due to their carcinogenic and mutagenic activity. Their emissions are mainly related with the combustion or pyrolysis of the organic matter, such as in fossil fuels combustion. It is important to characterize PAHs in the combustions of biofuels due to their increasing importance in the actual energetic setting. There is a lot of research focused in PAHs emission due to the combustion in diesel engines; but only few of them have analyzed the effect of raw material and type of alcohol used in the transesterification process...
February 16, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188639/effect-of-unconventional-oilseeds-safflower-poppy-hemp-camelina-on-in-vitro-ruminal-methane-production-and-fermentation
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Shaopu Wang, Michael Kreuzer, Ueli Braun, Angela Schwarm
BACKGROUND: Dietary supplementation with oilseeds can reduce methane emission in ruminants, but only a few common seeds have been tested so far. This study tested safflower (Carthamus tinctorius), poppy (Papaver somniferum), hemp (Cannabis sativa), and camelina (Camelina sativa) seeds in vitro using coconut (Cocos nucifera) oil and linseed (Linum usitatissimum) as positive controls. RESULTS: All the tested oilseeds suppressed methane yield (ml g(-1) dry matter, up to 21%) compared to the non-supplemented control when provided at 70 g oil kg(-1) dry matter, and they were as effective as coconut oil...
February 11, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161866/utilization-of-agro-industry-residue-for-rhamnolipid-production-by-p-aeruginosa-amb-as7-and-its-application-in-chromium-removal
#3
Mariaamalraj Samykannu, Anant Achary
Coconut oil sludge and oil cake was utilized as carbon source for biosurfactant production by Pseudomonas aeruginosa AMB AS7. The results of optimization study revealed that 1.5% (w/v) of coconut oil cake, 2% (w/v) of coconut oil sludge, pH 7.2, 37 °C, and 120 rpm were the optimum conditions for biosurfactant production. The yield coefficient of biosurfactant on biomass (Y P/X ) was 1.29 g/g. Besides, the results indicated that aeration of 0.5 vvm and agitation of 450 rpm in bioreactor resulted in high volumetric productivity of biosurfactant (r p ) and specific product formation rate (q p ) of 0...
February 4, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130913/selective-pre-column-derivatization-of-fatty-acids-with-the-fluorescent-tag-6-aminoquinoline-and-their-determination-in-some-food-samples-by-reversed-phase-chromatography
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Murthy Jonnada, Guadalupe Davila El Rassi, Ziad El Rassi
Fatty acids (FAs) have been selectively derivatized with a fluorescent tag, 6-aminoquinoline (6AQ), which yielded fluorescent FA-6AQ derivatives that have excitation (λexc = 270 nm) and emission (λemi = 495 nm) wavelengths that are farther apart. This precolumn derivatization is characterized by its simplicity occurring at room temperature between the carboxylic acid group of the FA and the amino group of 6AQ in the presence of a non-aqueous soluble carbodiimide coupling agent such as the N,N´-dicyclohexylcarbodiimide...
January 28, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129764/maternal-intake-of-dietary-virgin-coconut-oil-modifies-essential-fatty-acids-and-causes-low-body-weight-and-spiky-fur-in-mice
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Renuka Gunasekaran, Mohammed Rafid Shaker, Siti Waheeda Mohd-Zin, Aminah Abdullah, Azlina Ahmad-Annuar, Noraishah Mydin Abdul-Aziz
BACKGROUND: Coconut oil is commonly used as herbal medicine worldwide. There is limited information regarding its effects on the developing embryo and infant growth. METHODS: We investigated the effect of virgin coconut oil post-natally and until 6 weeks old in mice (age of maturity). Females were fed with either standard, virgin olive oil or virgin coconut oil diets 1 month prior to copulation, during gestation and continued until weaning of pups. Subsequently, groups of pups borne of the respective diets were continuously fed the same diet as its mother from weaning until 6 weeks old...
January 28, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126345/regulation-of-plasma-glucose-and-sulfate-excretion-in-pacific-hagfish-eptatretus-stoutii-is-not-mediated-by-11-deoxycortisol
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Alexander M Clifford, Nicolas R Bury, Aaron G Schultz, James D Ede, Brendan L Goss, Greg G Goss
The goal of this study was to identify whether Pacific hagfish (Eptatretus stoutii) possess glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid responses and to examine the potential role(s) of four key steroids in these responses. Pacific hagfish were injected with varying amounts of cortisol, corticosterone or 11-deoxycorticosterone (DOC) using coconut oil implants and plasma glucose and gill total-ATPase activity were monitored as indices of glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid responses. Furthermore, we also monitored plasma glucose and 11-deoxycortisol (11-DOC) levels following exhaustive stress (30 min of agitation) or following repeated infusion with SO4(2-)...
January 23, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124592/acyclovir-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-for-skin-drug-delivery-fabrication-characterization-and-in-vitro-study
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Maria John Newton, Kaur Bhupinder
OBJECTIVE: The fractionated coconut oil based solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) of Acyclovir (ACV) were fabricated in two batches by using Glyceryl mono stearate (GMS) and Lipoid S75 (Fat free soybean phospholipids with 70% phosphatidylcholine- Lipoid GmbH, Germany). The research was focused on developing ACV-SLN by using high pressure hot-homogenization technique. The ingredients were used in different concentrations and ratios to identify the best formulation design. METHODS: The GMS with Fractionated coconut oil and Lipoid S 75 with Fractionated coconut oil were used in various concentrations in formulation design to assess the impact on the fabrication and evaluation of SLNs...
January 17, 2017: Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118770/enhanced-memory-in-wistar-rats-by-virgin-coconut-oil-is-associated-with-increased-antioxidative-cholinergic-activities-and-reduced-oxidative-stress
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Nur Syafiqah Rahim, Siong Meng Lim, Vasudevan Mani, Abu Bakar Abdul Majeed, Kalavathy Ramasamy
CONTEXT: Virgin coconut oil (VCO) has been reported to possess antioxidative, anti-inflammatory and anti-stress properties. OBJECTIVE: Capitalizing on these therapeutic effects, this study investigated for the first time the potential of VCO on memory improvement in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty male Wistar rats (7-8 weeks old) were randomly assigned to five groups (n = six per group). Treatment groups were administered with 1, 5 and 10 g/kg VCO for 31 days by oral gavages...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068634/virgin-coconut-oil-supplementation-attenuates-acute-chemotherapy-hepatotoxicity-induced-by-anticancer-drug-methotrexate-via-inhibition-of-oxidative-stress-in-rats
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Ademola C Famurewa, Odomero G Ufebe, Chima A Egedigwe, Onyebuchi E Nwankwo, Godwin S Obaje
BACKGROUND: The emerging health benefit of virgin coconut oil (VCO) has been associated with its potent natural antioxidants; however, the antioxidant and hepatoprotective effect of VCO against methotrexate-induced liver damage and oxidative stress remains unexplored. The study explored the antioxidant and hepatoprotective effects of VCO against oxidative stress and liver damage induced by anticancer drug methotrexate (MTX) in rats. METHODS: Liver damage was induced in Wistar rats pretreated with dietary supplementation of VCO (5% and 15%) by intraperitoneal administration of MTX (20mg/kg bw) on day 10 only...
January 6, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049927/hypolipidemic-and-hypocholesterolemic-effect-of-roselle-hibiscus-sabdariffa-l-seeds-oil-in-experimental-male-rats
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Rehab F M Ali, Ayman M El-Anany
The current investigation aimed to evaluate the influence of roselle seeds oil (RSO), coconut oil (CNO) and binary mixture of them on serum lipids of experimental rats. Fatty acid composition of native and blended oils was determined. Thirty five male Albino rats (145- 160 g) were used throughout this study. The rats were fed AIN-93G diet containing 10% fat from CNO, RSO, B1 (25%RSO+ 75 %CNO), B2 (50 %RSO+ 50 %CNO or B3 (75 %RSO+ 25 % CNO) for eight weeks. Blood samples were collected at the beginning, every two weeks during the experiment, and at the end of the experiment...
2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039635/alkyl-amine-and-vegetable-oil-mixture-a-viable-candidate-for-co2-capture-and-utilization
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A Uma Maheswari, K Palanivelu
In this present work, the absorption of CO2 in alkyl amines and vegetable oil mixture has been evaluated. The results showed that the absorption is higher in alkyl amines and vegetable oil mixture compared with the aqueous alkyl amines. In addition to that, by employing the greener and non-toxic vegetable oil media, the CO2 gas has been captured as well as converted into value-added products, such as carbamates of ethylenediamine, diethylenetriamine, and triethylenetetramine. The carbamates have been isolated and characterized by Fourier transform infrared and (1)H and (13)C nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopic techniques...
December 30, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038753/chemical-and-plasma-surface-modification-of-lignocellulose-coconut-waste-for-the-preparation-of-advanced-biobased-composite-materials
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Suheyla Kocaman, Mustafa Karaman, Mehmet Gursoy, Gulnare Ahmetli
In this study, surface-modified grinded coconut waste (CW) particles were used as bio-fillers to prepare polymeric composite materials with enhanced properties. Epoxy resin modified with acrylated and epoxidized soybean oil (AESO) was used as the polymer matrix. Two different strategies, namely chemical treatment and plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) were utilized to modify the surface of CW particles for using them as compatible bio-fillers in composite preparation. Chemical modification involved the treatment of CW particles in a highly alkali NaOH solution, while PECVD modification involved coating of a thin film of hydrophobic poly(hexafluorobutyl acrylate) (PHFBA) around individual CW particle surfaces...
March 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987169/using-tropgenedb-a-database-containing-data-on-molecular-markers-qtls-maps-genotypes-and-phenotypes-for-tropical-crops
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Manuel Ruiz, Guilhem Sempéré, Chantal Hamelin
TropGeneDB ( http://tropgenedb.cirad.fr ) is a web database that manages genomic, genetic, and phenotypic information on tropical crops. It is organized on a crop basis with currently nine public modules: banana, cocoa, coconut, coffee, cotton, oil palm, rice, rubber tree, and sugarcane. TropGeneDB contains data on molecular markers, quantitative trait loci (QTLs), genetic and physical maps, genotyping and phenotyping studies, and information on genetic resources (geographic origin, parentage, collection). Crop-specific web interfaces have been designed to allow quick consultations as well as personalized complex queries...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966722/effects-of-liquid-oil-vs-oleogel-co-ingested-with-a-carbohydrate-rich-meal-on-human-blood-triglycerides-glucose-insulin-and-appetite
#14
Sze-Yen Tan, Elaine Wan-Yi Peh, Alejandro G Marangoni, Christiani Jeyakumar Henry
We examined the differences in how coconut oil in a liquid or oleogel form affects blood triglycerides, glucose, insulin, and appetite when co-ingested with a carbohydrate-rich meal. This was a randomised, controlled, crossover study where eligible participants attended a screening visit where baseline demographics were measured. On test days, participants arrived at the laboratory after an overnight fast of 10 hours. Upon arrival, cannulation of the antecubital vein was performed and fasting capillary blood glucose, plasma insulin and triglyceride levels, and appetite sensations were measured...
December 14, 2016: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925034/formulation-and-in-vitro-evaluation-of-carbopol-934-based-modified-clotrimazole-gel-for-topical-application
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Muhammad Ubaid, Sadaf Ilyas, Sadullah Mir, Abida K Khan, Rehana Rashid, Muhammad Z U Khan, Zainab G Kanwal, Ahmad Nawaz, Amna Shah, Ghulam Murtaza
The aim of present study was to enhance topical permeation of clotrimazole gel preparation by using various permeability enhancers such as coconut oil, pistachio oil and sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS). Clotrimazole gel preparations were prepared and optimized by using three factor, five level central composite design. A second-order polynomial equation was generated in order to estimate the effect of independent variables i.e. coconut oil (X1), pistachio oil (X2) and sodium lauryl sulphate (X3) at various dependent variables i...
October 2016: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899137/ethnobotanical-survey-of-cosmetic-plants-used-in-marquesas-islands-french-polynesia
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Xénia Jost, Jean-Luc Ansel, Gaël Lecellier, Phila Raharivelomanana, Jean-François Butaud
BACKGROUND: Cosmetic plants and their uses have often been neglected in ethnobotanical surveys which focus mainly on plants with medicinal or food uses. Thus, this survey was carried out to specifically investigate cosmetics in a small community and to establish a cosmetopoeia, based on the model of pharmacopoeia for medicinal plants. The geographic spread of the survey covered the Marquesas Islands, one of the five archipelagos of French Polynesia (Pacific Ocean). This archipelago was also recently investigated for its pharmacopoeia...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891311/comparison-of-antibacterial-efficacy-of-coconut-oil-and-chlorhexidine-on-streptococcus-mutans-an-in-vivo-study
#17
Faizal C Peedikayil, Vimal Remy, Seena John, T P Chandru, Prathima Sreenivasan, Gufran Ahmed Bijapur
AIMS: Streptococcus mutans is the most common organism causing dental caries. Various chemotherapeutic agents are available that help in treating the bacteria, with each having their own merits and demerits. Recent research has shown that coconut oil has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial action. Therefore, the present was conducted to determine the antibacterial efficacy of coconut oil and to compare it with chlorhexidine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of fifty female children aged 8-12 years were included in the study...
September 2016: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878500/anti-inflammatory-and-antioxidant-effect-of-kerabala-a-value-added-ayurvedic-formulation-from-virgin-coconut-oil-inhibits-pathogenesis-in-adjuvant-induced-arthritis
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M Ratheesh, S Sandya, C Pramod, S Asha, Jose P Svenia, S Premlal, B GrishKumar
Kerabala (CB) is a novel ayurvedic formulation used for treating various inflammatory diseases. This formulation was made from virgin coconut oil and it comprises extracts of Sida cordifolia, coconut milk and sesame oil. The current study was performed to evaluate the anti-inflammatory action of CB on carrageenan-induced acute and adjuvant-induced chronic experimental models. 5 mg/kg bwt was found to be potent dose from carrageenan model and evaluated its effect in adjuvant-induced chronic arthritic model...
February 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845808/use-of-complementary-health-approaches-in-individuals-with-parkinson-s-disease
#19
Ju Young Shin, Ryan T Pohlig, Barbara Habermann
Parkinson's disease (PD) is neurodegenerative and requires ongoing therapy. The purpose of the current study was two-fold: to (a) describe the prevalence, types, and associated factors of complementary health approaches (CHA) used in individuals with PD; and (b) explore reasons for CHA use. A self-administered, cross-sectional survey was used. The response rate was 61.9% (N = 135), and 74.1% of participants used CHA for either PD or general health. The most widely used CHA included exercise, yoga, massage, vitamins, coenzyme Q10, and coconut oil...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818734/coconut-oil-extract-mitigates-testicular-injury-following-adjuvant-treatment-with-antiretroviral-drugs
#20
Oluwatosin O Ogedengbe, Ayoola I Jegede, Ismail O Onanuga, Ugochukwu Offor, Edwin Cs Naidu, Aniekan I Peter, Onyemaechi O Azu
Increased access to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has made the management of drug toxicities an increasingly crucial component of HIV. This study investigated the effects of adjuvant use of coconut oil and HAART on testicular morphology and seminal parameters in Sprague- Dawley rats. Twelve adult male Sprague-Dawley rats, weighing 153~169 g were distributed into four groups (A-D) and treated as follows: A served as control (distilled water); B (HAART cocktail- Zidovudine, Lamivudine and Nevirapine); C (HAART + Virgin coconut oil 10 mL/kg) and D (Virgin coconut oil 10 mL/kg)...
October 2016: Toxicological Research
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