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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334664/methyl-dehydroabietate-counters-high-fat-diet-induced-insulin-resistance-and-hepatic-steatosis-by-modulating-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-signaling-in-mice
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Hiroki Yoshioka, Yuki Mizuno, Tomohiro Yamaguchi, Yoshimi Ichimaru, Koichi Takeya, Yukio Hitotsuyanagi, Tsunemasa Nonogaki, Yutaka Aoyagi
The aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effects of methyl dehydroabietate (mDA) on adipocyte differentiation in 3T3-L1 preadipocytes and obesity characteristics induced by high-fat diet (HFD) in mice. Adipocyte differentiation in 3T3-L1 cells was evaluated after 14 days of incubation with mDA. mDA enhanced adipocyte differentiation in 3T3-L1 cells. For the in vivo evaluation, five-week-old male C57BL/6J mice were fed HFD or normal CE-2 diet (control) for eight weeks. During the experimental period, mice were administered mDA (50 mg/kg, p...
January 12, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333379/broccoli-brassica-oleracea-reduces-oxidative-damage-to-pancreatic-tissue-and-combats-hyperglycaemia-in-diabetic-rats
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Sithara Suresh, Mostafa Ibrahim Waly, Mohammad Shafiur Rahman, Nejib Guizani, Mohamed Abdullah Badar Al-Kindi, Halima Khalfan Ahmed Al-Issaei, Sultan Nasser Mohd Al-Maskari, Bader Rashid Said Al-Ruqaishi, Ahmed Al-Salami
Oxidative stress plays a pivotal role in the development of diabetes and hyperglycaemia. The protective effects of natural extracts against diabetes are mainly dependent on their antioxidant and hypoglycaemic properties. Broccoli (Brassica oleracea) exerts beneficial health effects in several diseases including diabetes; however, the mechanism has not been elucidated yet. The present study was carried out to evaluate the potential hypoglycaemic and antioxidant properties of aqueous broccoli extracts (BEs) in diabetic rats...
December 2017: Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333102/an-amino-acids-mixture-attenuates-glycemic-impairment-but-not-affects-adiposity-development-in-rats-fed-with-ages-containing-diet
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Yi-Hung Liao, Chung-Yu Chen, Chiao-Nan Chen, Chia-Ying Wu, Shiow-Chwen Tsai
Background: Unhealthy western dietary patterns lead to over-consumption of fat and advanced glycation end-products (AGEs), and these account for the developments of obesity, diabetes, and related metabolic disorders. Certain amino acids (AAs) have been recently demonstrated to improve glycemia and reduce adiposity. Therefore, our primary aims were to examine whether feeding an isoleucine-enriched AA mixture (4.5% AAs; Ile: 3.0%, Leu: 1.0%, Val: 0.2%, Arg: 0.3% in the drinking water) would affect adiposity development and prevent the impairments of glycemic control in rats fed with the fat/AGE-containing diet (FAD)...
2018: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333050/improvement-of-insulin-secretion-and-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-function-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats-treated-with-aloe-vera-extract
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Ayesha Noor, S Gunasekaran, M A Vijayalakshmi
Background: Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder characterized by chronic hyperglycemia. Plant extracts and their products are being used as an alternative system of medicine for the treatment of diabetes. Aloe vera has been traditionally used to treat several diseases and it exhibits antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and wound-healing effects. Streptozotocin (STZ)-induced Wistar diabetic rats were used in this study to understand the potential protective effect of A. vera extract on the pancreatic islets...
December 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332277/efficient-degradation-of-triclosan-by-an-endophytic-fungus-penicillium-oxalicum-b4
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Hao Tian, Yan Jun Ma, Wan Yi Li, Jian Wen Wang
Triclosan (TCS), a widely used antimicrobial and preservative agent, is an emerging contaminant in aqueous and soil environment. Microbial degradation of TCS has not been reported frequently because of its inhibition of microbe growth. To explore the new microbial resources for TCS biodegradation, fungal endophytes were isolated and screened for the degradation potential. The endophytic strain B4 isolated from Artemisia annua L. showed higher degradation efficiency and was identified as Penicillium oxalicum based on its morphology and ITS sequences of ribosomal DNA...
January 13, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332147/phosphorus-allocation-and-phosphatase-activity-in-grasses-with-different-growth-rates
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Leandro Bittencourt de Oliveira, Anderson Cesar Ramos Marques, Fernando Luiz Ferreira de Quadros, Júlia Gomes Farias, Rogério Piccin, Gustavo Brunetto, Fernando Teixeira Nicoloso
Different growth rates of grasses from South American natural grasslands are adaptations to soils of low fertility. Grasses with fast growth rate are species with an accumulation of nutrients in soluble forms, with a high metabolic rate. This work aimed to study whether grasses with different growth rates have different phosphorus (P) uptake and efficiency of P use with high and low P availability in soil, as well as whether phosphatase activity is related to the species growth rate and variations in P biochemical forms in the tissues...
January 13, 2018: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332059/analysis-of-skeletal-muscle-performance-using-piezoelectric-film-sensors
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Anat Ratnovsky, Emanuel Kusayev, Sara Naftali
A flexible piezoelectric thin film sensor has been proposed recently in several studies for detection of muscle movements. The objective of this study was to investigate the ability of this sensor to assess skeletal muscle performance and fatigue under isokinetic contractions. Simultaneous noninvasive measurements of muscles activity were done using surface electromyography (EMG) electrodes and two thin film piezoelectric sensors. Measurements were taken from the biceps during slow and fast elbow flexion with and without strong grip, during different weight lifting and from the gastrocnemius during treadmill marching at speeds of 4 and of 10 kph...
January 5, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332012/classical-adiponectin-leptin-resistin-and-new-chemerin-vaspin-omentin-adipocytokines-in-patients-with-prediabetes
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Antoaneta Gateva, Yavor Assyov, Adelina Tsakova, Zdravko Kamenov
Background In the last decade, there has been an increased interest toward fat tissue as an endocrine organ that secretes many cytokines and bioactive mediators that play a role in insulin sensitivity, inflammation, coagulation and the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to investigate classical (adiponectin, leptin, resistin) and new (chemerin, vaspin, omentin) adipocytokine levels in subjects with prediabetes [impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and/or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT)] and obese subjects with normoglycemia...
January 15, 2018: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331781/a-step-wise-self-assembly-approach-in-preparation-of-multi-responsive-poly-styrene-co-methyl-methacrylate-nanoparticles-containing-spiropyran
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Fahimeh Khakzad, Ali Reza Mahdavian, Hamid Salehi-Mobarakeh, Mohammad Hossain Sharifian
HYPOTHESIS: Surfactant-free emulsion polymerization has become favorable due to circumventing instability issues reasonably. Incorporation of an appropriate hydrophilic macroRAFT, could provide controlled in-situ self-assembly via copolymerization with hydrophobic monomers into polymer particles. So far, this approach has mostly been studied in dispersion systems and further studies are needed in emulsions. Beside the corresponding mechanistic studies, the prepared latex particles would potentially exhibit smart behaviors by choosing stimuli-responsive monomers...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329303/efficacy-of-lateral-versus-medial-approach-hip-joint-capsule-denervation-as-surgical-treatments-of-the-hip-joint-pain-a-neuronal-tract-tracing-study-in-the-sheep
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Waldemar Sienkiewicz, Agnieszka Dudek, Krzysztof Czaja, Maciej Janeczek, Aleksander Chrószcz, Jerzy Kaleczyc
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate efficacy of denervation of the of the hip joint capsule (HJC), as a treatment of hip joint pain. Specifically, we tested the hypothesis that HJC denervation will significantly reduce the number of sensory neurons innervating the capsule. STUDY DESIGN: Denervation of the HJC from a medial or lateral approach was followed by retrograde tracing of sensory neurons innervating the capsule. ANIMALS: Twenty adult male sheep (30-40 kg of body weight; Polish merino breed) were used in the study...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329042/assessment-of-the-efficacy-of-omega-3-fatty-acids-on-metabolic-and-inflammatory-parameters-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-taking-clozapine-and-sodium-valproate
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Fatemeh Behdani, Seyede Narjes Roudbaraki, Maryam Saberi-Karimian, Maryam Tayefi, Paria Hebrani, Amir Akhavanrezayat, Sadegh Vahabi Amlashi, Gordon A Ferns, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan
Omega-3 fatty acid (FA) supplementation has been reported to improve several cardio-metabolic risk factors. We aimed to assess the efficacy of omega-3 fatty acids on metabolic and inflammatory indices in patients with schizophrenia who were taking clozapine and sodium valproate. All patients were on a stable dose of 300-400mg of clozapine for 3 months. Subjects were randomized to treatment with either omega-3 fatty acid (4gr/day) or a placebo for 8 weeks. Height, weight, abdominal circumference, serum lipid profile, fasting blood glucose (FBG), and serum high sensitivity-C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) were determined at baseline and after 8 weeks of treatment...
December 12, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326867/cavitary-lung-lesion-suspicious-for-malignancy-reveals-mycobacterium-xenopi
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Sumit Fogla, Vaishali M Pansare, Luis G Camero, Uzma Syeda, Naveen Patil, Arun Chaudhury
We report the case of a 68-year-old gentleman who presented with musculoskeletal chest pain which appeared suddenly when he bent over with his dog. The chest pain was localized to the left lower chest and increased with movement and deep breathing. The patient did not complain weight loss, night sweat, fever or chill. He complained of mild cough, with expectoration of whitish mucus. Imaging revealed cavitary chest lesion in the right upper lobe, which was initially suspected to be lung cancer. The patient had a 50-year-old history of smoking 2 packs per day...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326031/depressive-symptoms-and-poorer-performance-on-the-stroop-task-are-associated-with-weight-gain
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Emma J Stinson, Jonathan Krakoff, Marci E Gluck
OBJECTIVE: Executive function impairments and depression are associated with obesity but whether they predict weight gain is unclear. METHODS: Forty-six individuals (35m, 37±10y) completed the Stroop Task, Iowa Gambling Task (IGT), Wisconsin Card Sorting Task (WCST), Inventory for Depressive Symptomatology (IDS-SR), Physical Anhedonia Scale (PAS), and Perceived Stress Scale (PSS). Body composition (DXA) and fasting glucose were also measured. Data from return visits were used to assess changes in weight...
January 8, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325772/the-association-of-snp276g-t-at-adiponectin-gene-with-insulin-resistance-and-circulating-adiponectin-in-response-to-two-different-hypocaloric-diets
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Daniel Antonio de Luis, Olatz Izaola, David Primo, R Aller, A Ortola, E Gómez, J J Lopez
BACKGROUND: Several adiponectin gene (ADIPOQ) single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPS) have been related with adiponectin levels and risk for obesity. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to analyze the effect of rs1501299 ADIPOQ gene polymorphism and dietary intake on total adiponectin levels and insulin resistance after two hypocaloric diets in obese subjects. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A Caucasian population of 284 obese patients was enrolled in a randomized clinical trial with two hypocaloric diets (I: moderate carbohydrates vs II: low fat)...
January 8, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325728/myo-inositol-lowers-the-risk-of-developing-gestational-diabetic-mellitus-in-pregnancies-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials-with-trial-sequential-analysis
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Xianshan Guo, Shizhe Guo, Zhiyi Miao, Zhen Li, Hongya Zhang
AIMS: to explore the potential benefit of myo-inositol on pregnant women with high risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). METHODS: Pubmed, Embase, and Cochrane library were systematically searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing myo-inositol with placebo for pregnant women with risk factors of GDM. Primary outcome were the incidence of GDM and birth weight. Secondary outcomes included fasting, 1h, and 2h oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), and complications...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325294/-effects-of-lactobacillus-paracasei-n1115-combined-with-fructooligosaccharides-on-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-induced-by-high-fat-diet-in-mice
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F F Yao, P Y Zheng, H Huang, L M Bai, Y R Ding, L Mei, S M Liu
Objective: To investigate the effects of Lactobacillus paracasei N1115 combined with fructooligosaccharides (FOS) on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in mice and its possible mechanism. Methods: A total of 50 male C57 mice were randomly and equally divided into five experimental groups. Group 1 received a normal diet (ND). Other four groups received a high-fat diet (HFD) to establish NAFLD models. In addition to HFD, group 3 received Lactobacillus paracasei N1115 (2.2×10(9) CFU/mL), group 4 received FOS (4 g/kg per day), and group 5 received Lactobacillus paracasei N1115 (2...
December 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324808/a-novel-prescription-pedometer-assisted-walking-intervention-and-weight-management-for-chinese-occupational-population
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Yingxiang Yu, Yiran Lv, Bin Yao, Liguang Duan, Xiaoyuan Zhang, Lan Xie, Cuiqing Chang
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Information technology has been previously used for the research and practice of health promotion. Appropriate and effective health promotion methods used by professional groups remain to be investigated. This study aimed to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of a weight management program among the Chinese occupational population using and a novel information technology exercise prescription. STUDY DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: A 3-month open, self-monitored intervention trial, involving individualized pedometer-assisted exercise prescription and a one-time targeted dietary guidance prior to exercise was conducted on the Chinese occupational population aged 18-65 years in China from 2015 to 2016...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324776/effect-of-a-lifestyle-intervention-in-obese-infertile-women-on-cardiometabolic-health-and-quality-of-life-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lotte van Dammen, Vincent Wekker, Anne M van Oers, Meike A Q Mutsaerts, Rebecca C Painter, Aeilko H Zwinderman, Henk Groen, Cornelieke van de Beek, Anneke C Muller Kobold, Walter K H Kuchenbecker, Ron van Golde, Gerrit J E Oosterhuis, Niels E A Vogel, Ben Willem J Mol, Tessa J Roseboom, Annemieke Hoek
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of obesity, an important cardiometabolic risk factor, is rising in women. Lifestyle improvements are the first step in treatment of obesity, but the success depends on factors like timing and motivation. Women are especially receptive to advice about lifestyle before and during pregnancy. Therefore, we hypothesize that the pre-pregnancy period provides the perfect window of opportunity to improve cardiometabolic health and quality of life of obese infertile women, by means of a lifestyle intervention...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324688/on-multi-objective-based-constitutive-modelling-methodology-and-numerical-validation-in-small-hole-drilling-of-al6063-sicp-composites
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Junfeng Xiang, Lijing Xie, Feinong Gao, Yu Zhang, Jie Yi, Tao Wang, Siqin Pang, Xibin Wang
Discrepancies in capturing material behavior of some materials, such as Particulate Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites, by using conventional ad hoc strategy make the applicability of Johnson-Cook constitutive model challenged. Despites applicable efforts, its extended formalism with more fitting parameters would increase the difficulty in identifying constitutive parameters. A weighted multi-objective strategy for identifying any constitutive formalism is developed to predict mechanical behavior in static and dynamic loading conditions equally well...
January 11, 2018: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322486/dapagliflozin-and-empagliflozin-ameliorate-hepatic-dysfunction-among-chinese-subjects-with-diabetes-in-part-through-glycemic-improvement-a-single-center-retrospective-observational-study
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Paul Chi Ho Lee, Yunjuan Gu, Man Yi Yeung, Carol Ho Yi Fong, Yu Cho Woo, Wing Sun Chow, Kathryn Tan, Karen Siu Ling Lam
INTRODUCTION: Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2i) improve hepatic dysfunction, although studies focusing on their underlying mechanisms are lacking, especially ones on dapagliflozin and empagliflozin. Here, we investigated the relationship between amelioration of hepatic dysfunction and improvement in various metabolic parameters among Chinese subjects with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). METHODS: This was a single-center, retrospective, observational study that involved 115 Chinese participants with T2DM treated with either dapagliflozin or empagliflozin for at least 6 months between July 2016 and February 2017...
January 10, 2018: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
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