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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425052/dmso-assisted-electrospray-ionization-for-the-detection-of-small-peptide-hormones-in-urine-by-dilute-and-shoot-liquid-chromatography-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry
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Péter Judák, Janelle Grainger, Catrin Goebel, Peter Van Eenoo, Koen Deventer
The mobile phase additive (DMSO) has been described as a useful tool to enhance electrospray ionization (ESI) of peptides and proteins. So far, this technique has mainly been used in proteomic/peptide research, and its applicability in a routine clinical laboratory setting (i.e., doping control analysis) has not been described yet. This work provides a simple, easy to implement screening method for the detection of doping relevant small peptides (GHRPs, GnRHs, GHS, and vasopressin-analogues) with molecular weight less than 2 kDa applying DMSO in the mobile phase...
April 19, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421372/vascular-development-of-the-grapevine-vitis-vinifera-l-inflorescence-rachis-in-response-to-flower-number-plant-growth-regulators-and-defoliation
#2
Aude M Gourieroux, Bruno P Holzapfel, Margaret E McCully, Geoffrey R Scollary, Suzy Y Rogiers
The grapevine inflorescence is a determinate panicle and as buds emerge, shoot, flower and rachis development occur simultaneously. The growth and architecture of the rachis is determined by genetic and environmental factors but here we examined the role of flower and leaf number as well as hormones on its elongation and vascular development. The consequences of rachis morphology and vascular area on berry size and composition were also assessed. One week prior to anthesis, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon field vines were exposed to manual flower removal, exogenous plant growth regulators or pre-bloom leaf removal...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Plant Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419154/salt-stress-induces-changes-in-the-proteomic-profile-of-micropropagated-sugarcane-shoots
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Lucas Z Passamani, Roberta R Barbosa, Ricardo S Reis, Angelo S Heringer, Patricia L Rangel, Claudete Santa-Catarina, Clícia Grativol, Carlos F M Veiga, Gonçalo A Souza-Filho, Vanildo Silveira
Salt stress is one of the most common stresses in agricultural regions worldwide. In particular, sugarcane is affected by salt stress conditions, and no sugarcane cultivar presently show high productivity accompanied by a tolerance to salt stress. Proteomic analysis allows elucidation of the important pathways involved in responses to various abiotic stresses at the biochemical and molecular levels. Thus, this study aimed to analyse the proteomic effects of salt stress in micropropagated shoots of two sugarcane cultivars (CB38-22 and RB855536) using a label-free proteomic approach...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411570/impacts-of-coal-fly-ash-on-plant-growth-and-accumulation-of-essential-nutrients-and-trace-elements-by-alfalfa-medicago-sativa-grown-in-a-loessial-soil
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Honghua He, Zhigang Dong, Qi Peng, Xia Wang, Chenbin Fan, Xingchang Zhang
Coal fly ash (CFA) is a problematic solid waste all over the world. One distinct beneficial reuse of CFA is its utilization in land application as a soil amendment. A pot experiment was carried out to assess the feasibility of using CFA to improve plant growth and increase the supply of plant-essential elements and selenium (Se) of a loessial soil for agricultural purpose. Plants of alfalfa (Medicago sativa) were grown in a loessial soil amended with different rates (5%, 10%, 20% and 40%) of CFA for two years and subjected to four successive cuttings...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403866/erratum-to-pre-hospital-management-of-mass-casualty-civilian-shootings-a-systematic-literature-review
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Conor D A Turner, David J Lockey, Marius Rehn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 13, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401460/enhanced-production-of-berberine-in-in-vitro-regenerated-cell-of-tinospora-cordifolia-and-its-analysis-through-lcms-qtof
#6
Jitendra Mittal, Madan Mohan Sharma
Tinospora cordifolia is a prioritized medicinal plant and having an immense medicinal importance especially in Indian medicinal system. But this plant needs a regeneration protocol for its rapid propagation. An efficient regeneration protocol was developed for T. cordifolia using nodal explants. High frequency of multiple shoot formation was induced when the nodal segments were cultured on MS medium supplemented with BAP (1.0 mg L(-1)) and 2-iP (0.5 mg L(-1)). The highest mean number of shoots per nodal explant (7...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383248/xylem-and-phloem-based-transport-of-ceo2-nanoparticles-in-hydroponic-cucumber-plants
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Yuhui Ma, Xiao He, Peng Zhang, Zhiyong Zhang, Yayun Ding, Junzhe Zhang, Guohua Wang, Changjian Xie, Wenhe Luo, Jing Zhang, Lirong Zheng, Zhifang Chai, Ke Yang
Uptake and translocation of manufactured nanoparticles (NPs) in plants have drawn much attention due to their potential toxicity to the environment, including food webs. In this paper, the xylem and phloem based transport of CeO2 NPs in hydroponic cucumber plants was investigated using a split-root system. One half of the root system was treated with 200 or 2000 mg/L of CeO2 NPs for 3 days, whereas the other half remained untreated, with both halves sharing the same aerial part. The quantitative distribution and speciation of Ce in different plant tissues and xylem sap were analyzed by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry, transmission electron microscope, X-ray absorption near edge structure, and X-ray fluorescence...
April 12, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380562/metals-and-metalloids-in-wild-asparagus-at-uncontaminated-and-mining-contaminated-sites
#8
R Biddau, R Cidu
Wild edible plants are often considered healthier than crops because they are unaffected by fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides. However, the occurrence of potentially toxic elements in wild plants is poorly known and needs to be assessed. In this study, 22 elements were determined by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry in wild asparagus ( L.). Asparagus shoots were collected in uncontaminated environments (20 sites) and in areas contaminated by past mining (15 sites) in Sardinia, Italy. Beryllium, Bi, Te, Tl, and U were not detected in asparagus (<0...
March 2017: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364791/effect-of-nitrogen-sources-on-some-morphological-characteristics-of-in-vitro-stevia-rebaudiana-bertoni
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F Akbari, A Arminian, D Kahrizi, A Fazeli
Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni belongs to Asteraceae family that leaves 200-300 times sweeter than sugar. Low seed fertility is one of the most important problems in Stevia production. So, Plant tissue culture is an efficient method for mass propagation of Stevia. In this research, we studied the effect of various concentrations of nitrogen on some morphological traits of stevia under in vitro conditions. We used axillary nodes as explants and they were cultured on Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium containing inorganic nitrogen sources i...
February 28, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344846/beating-obesity-factors-associated-with-interest-in-workplace-weight-management-assistance-in-the-mining-industry
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Tamara D Street, Drew L Thomas
BACKGROUND: Rates of overweight and obese Australians are high and continue to rise, putting a large proportion of the population at risk of chronic illness. Examining characteristics associated with preference for a work-based weight-loss program will enable employers to better target programs to increase enrolment and benefit employees' health and fitness for work. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was undertaken at two Australian mining sites. The survey collected information on employee demographics, health characteristics, work characteristics, stages of behavior change, and preference for workplace assistance with reaching a healthy weight...
March 2017: Safety and Health At Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338803/vertical-and-seasonal-variations-in-temperature-responses-of-leaf-respiration-in-a-chamaecyparis-obtusa-canopy
#11
Masatake G Araki, Koichiro Gyokusen, Takuya Kajimoto
Leaf respiration (R) is a major component of carbon balance in forest ecosystems. Clarifying the variability of leaf R within a canopy is essential for predicting the impact of global warming on forest productivity and the potential future function of the forest ecosystem as a carbon sink. We examined vertical and seasonal variations in short-term temperature responses of leaf R as well as environmental factors (light and mean air temperature) and physiological factors [leaf nitrogen (N), leaf mass per area (LMA), and shoot growth] in the canopy of a 10-year-old stand of hinoki cypress [Chamaecyparis obtusa (Sieb...
February 23, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338715/salt-acclimation-process-a-comparison-between-a-sensitive-and-a-tolerant-olea-europaea-cultivar
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Camilla Pandolfi, Nadia Bazihizina, Cristiana Giordano, Stefano Mancuso, Elisa Azzarello
Saline soils are highly heterogeneous in time and space, and this is a critical factor influencing plant physiology and productivity. Temporal changes in soil salinity can alter plant responses to salinity, and pre-treating plants with low NaCl concentrations has been found to substantially increase salt tolerance in different species in a process called acclimation. However, it still remains unclear whether this process is common to all plants or is only expressed in certain genotypes. We addressed this question by assessing the physiological changes to 100 mM NaCl in two contrasting olive cultivars (the salt-sensitive Leccino and the salt-tolerant Frantoio), following a 1-month acclimation period with 5 or 25 mM NaCl...
March 1, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291827/neighbour-presence-not-identity-influences-root-and-shoot-allocation-in-pea
#13
Cory E Jacob, Eric Tozzi, Christian J Willenborg
Competition is a key feature that structures the composition of plant communities. A growing body of evidence is showing that the presence of neighbours, especially belowground neighbours, induces varied morphological responses in plants. However, in many species, it is not known whether neighbour identity also influences plant morphological responses such as biomass allocation patterns. To assess plant response to above- and belowground neighbour presence and identity, we conducted a greenhouse experiment consisting of conspecific (pea; Pisum sativum L...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290365/metabolomic-profiling-delineate-taste-qualities-of-tea-leaf-pubescence
#14
Mingzhi Zhu, Na Li, Ming Zhao, Wenliang Yu, Jian-Lin Wu
The amount of pubescence on leaf epidermis is an important morphological marker for the quality of green tea, and the tea with plenty of pubescence is generally recognized as having a better taste. However, there is no systematic study on chemical compositions of tea leaf pubescence. The contributions of pubescence to taste properties are far from clear. In this research, 114 components were identified from the tea leaf pubescence of yunkang 10, a broad-leaf tea cultivar with plenty leaf pubescence, for the first time with a non-targeted metabolomics approach using ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UHPLC-Q-TOF-MS)...
April 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282395/bacillus-aryabhattai-srb02-tolerates-oxidative-and-nitrosative-stress-and-promotes-the-growth-of-soybean-by-modulating-the-production-of-phytohormones
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Yeon-Gyeong Park, Bong-Gyu Mun, Sang-Mo Kang, Adil Hussain, Raheem Shahzad, Chang-Woo Seo, Ah-Yeong Kim, Sang-Uk Lee, Kyeong Yeol Oh, Dong Yeol Lee, In-Jung Lee, Byung-Wook Yun
Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) are diverse, naturally occurring bacteria that establish a close association with plant roots and promote the growth and immunity of plants. Established mechanisms involved in PGPR-mediated plant growth promotion include regulation of phytohormones, improved nutrient availability, and antagonistic effects on plant pathogens. In this study, we isolated a bacterium from the rhizospheric soil of a soybean field in Chungcheong buk-do, South Korea. Using 16S rRNA sequencing, the bacterium was identified as Bacillus aryabhattai strain SRB02...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278066/characterization-of-exposure-to-byproducts-from-firing-lead-free-frangible-ammunition-in-an-enclosed-ventilated-firing-range
#16
Christin M Grabinski, Mark M Methner, Jerimiah M Jackson, Alexander L Moore, Laura E Flory, Trevor Tilly, Saber M Hussain, Darrin K Ott
U.S. Air Force small arms firing ranges began using copper-based, lead-free frangible ammunition in the early 2000s due to environmental and health concerns related to the use of lead-based ammunition. Exposure assessments at these firing ranges have routinely detected chemicals and metals in amounts much lower than their mass-based occupational exposure limits, yet, instructors report work-related health concerns including respiratory distress, nausea, and headache. The objective of this study at one firing range was to characterize the aerosol emissions produced by weapons during firing events and evaluate the ventilation system's effectiveness in controlling instructor exposure to these emissions...
February 26, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264513/influence-of-indole-3-acetic-acid-and-gibberellic-acid-on-phenylpropanoid-accumulation-in-common-buckwheat-fagopyrum-esculentum-moench-sprouts
#17
Chang Ha Park, Hyeon Ji Yeo, Yun Ji Park, Abubaker M A Morgan, Mariadhas Valan Arasu, Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi, Sang Un Park
We investigated the effects of natural plant hormones, indole-3-acetic (IAA) acid and gibberellic acid (GA), on the growth parameters and production of flavonoids and other phenolic compounds in common buckwheat sprouts. A total of 17 phenolic compounds were identified using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) analysis. Among these, seven compounds (4-hydroxybenzoic acid, catechin, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, epicatechin, rutin, and quercetin) were quantified by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) after treating the common buckwheat sprouts with different concentrations of the hormones IAA and GA...
February 28, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263737/simple-dilute-and-shoot-method-for-urinary-vanillylmandelic-acid-and-homovanillic-acid-by-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#18
Zlatuse D Clark, Jeaneah M Cutler, Igor Y Pavlov, Frederick G Strathmann, Elizabeth L Frank
BACKGROUND: Neuroblastomas are pediatric tumors characterized by overproduction of catecholamines. The catecholamine metabolites, vanillylmandelic acid (VMA) and homovanillic acid (HVA), are used in clinical evaluation of neuroblastoma. Tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) is an effective analytical method for measurement of VMA and HVA in urine. METHODS: Dilute-and-shoot sample preparation was performed in a 96-well format using a liquid handler. Chromatographic separation was achieved using a reverse phase column; detection was accomplished by triple quadrupole mass spectrometry with electrospray ionization in positive mode...
March 3, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231504/effect-of-biochar-on-cadmium-bioavailability-and-uptake-in-wheat-triticum-aestivum-l-grown-in-a-soil-with-aged-contamination
#19
Tahir Abbas, Muhammad Rizwan, Shafaqat Ali, Muhammad Zia-Ur-Rehman, Muhammad Farooq Qayyum, Farhat Abbas, Fakhir Hannan, Jörg Rinklebe, Yong Sik Ok
Cadmium (Cd) is a well-known and widespread toxic heavy metal while the effects of biochar (BC) on Cd bioavailability and toxicity in wheat, especially in soils with aged contamination are largely unknown. In the present study, the effect of rice straw BC on Cd immobilization in soil and uptake by wheat in an agricultural contaminated-soil was investigated. Different levels of rice straw BC (0%, 1.5%, 3.0% and 5% w/w) were incorporated into the soil and incubated for two weeks. After this, wheat plants were grown in the amended soil until maturity...
February 20, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231136/volatile-composition-of-essential-oils-from-different-aromatic-herbs-grown-in-mediterranean-regions-of-spain
#20
Hussein El-Zaeddi, Juan Martínez-Tomé, Ángel Calín-Sánchez, Francisco Burló, Ángel A Carbonell-Barrachina
Volatile composition of essential oils from dill, parsley, coriander, and mint were investigated at different harvest dates to determine the most suitable harvest time for each these herbs. Hydrodistillation (HD), using a Deryng system, was used for isolating the essential oils. Isolation and identification of the volatile compounds were performed using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) instrument. The results of gas chromatography-flame ionization detector (GC-FID) analysis (quantification) showed that the main components in the essential oil of dill shoots were α-phellandrene, dill ether, and β-phellandrene, and the optimal harvest date was D2 (second harvest, fourth week of February 2015)...
May 25, 2016: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
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