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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332575/protective-role-of-italian-juglans-regia-l-nut-ethanolic-extract-in-human-keratinocytes-under-oxidative-and-inflammatory-stress
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Cinzia Calcabrini, Umberto Mancini, Roberta De Bellis, Alessandra Frati, Anna Rita Mastrogiacomo, Giosue Annibalini, Piero Sestili, Luigi Cucchiarini, Vilberto Stocchi, Lucia Potenza
OBJECTIVE: In this research, fatty acid profile and polyphenolic content of an ethanolic extract of walnut from Juglans regia L. collected in Central Italy, were performed. The potential antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of the extract were investigated in the human keratinocytes cell line. METHODS: Fatty acid profile was determined by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry analysis, total phenolic content by Folin-Ciocalteu method and aluminum chloride colorimetric method was used for determination of total flavonoids...
January 12, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331168/dietary-patterns-and-their-associations-with-home-food-availability-among-finnish-pre-school-children-a-cross-sectional-study
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Henna Vepsäläinen, Liisa Korkalo, Vera Mikkilä, Reetta Lehto, Carola Ray, Kaija Nissinen, Essi Skaffari, Mikael Fogelholm, Leena Koivusilta, Eva Roos, Maijaliisa Erkkola
OBJECTIVE: To study the associations between home food availability and dietary patterns among pre-school children. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study in which parents of the participating children filled in an FFQ and reported how often they had certain foods in their homes. We derived dietary pattern scores using principal component analysis, and composite scores describing the availability of fruits and vegetables as well as sugar-enriched foods in the home were created for each participant...
January 14, 2018: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328529/hinokitiol-ablates-myofibroblast-activation-in-precancerous-oral-submucous-fibrosis-by-targeting-snail
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Hui-Wen Yang, Ming-Yi Lu, Yu-Wei Chiu, Yi-Wen Liao, Yu-Feng Huang, Pin Ju Chueh, Pei-Ling Hsieh, Cheng-Chia Yu
Oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) is a precancerous condition with symptoms of limited mouth opening and areca nut chewing habit has been implicated in its pathogenesis. Hinokitiol, a natural tropolone derived from Chamacyparis taiwanensis, has been reported to improve oral lichen planus and inhibit various cancer cells. Here, we showed that hinokitiol reduced the myofibroblast activities in fBMFs and prevented the arecoline-induced transdifferentiation. Treatment of hinokitiol dose-dependently downregulated the myofibroblast markers as well as various EMT transcriptional factors...
January 12, 2018: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325192/single-transsacral-screw-and-nut-stabilization-of-bilateral-sacroiliac-luxation-in-20-cats
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Andrea Pratesi, James M Grierson, Andrew P Moores
OBJECTIVE:  This article aims to describe the use of a single transsacral screw and nut in a cohort of cats with bilateral sacroiliac (SI) luxation and document its radiographic and clinical outcome. METHODS:  Medical records and radiographic studies of cats with bilateral SI luxation managed with a transsacral screw and nut stabilization were reviewed. Short-term follow-up included clinical examination and radiographs. Long-term follow-up was via owner questionnaire...
January 2018: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322795/analysis-of-dna-methylation-and-microrna-expression-in-nut-nuclear-protein-in-testis-midline-carcinoma-of-the-sinonasal-tract-a-clinicopathological-immunohistochemical-and-molecular-genetic-study
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J Laco, H Kovarikova, M Chmelarova, H Vosmikova, K Sieglova, I Bubancova, P Dundr, K Nemejcova, J Michalek, P Celakovsky, R Mottl, I Sirak, M Vosmik, I Marek, T Geryk, J Mejzlik, J Satankova, A Ryska
The aim of this study was a detailed clinicopathological investigation of sinonasal NUT midline carcinoma (NMC), including analysis of DNA methylation and microRNA (miRNA) expression. Three (5%) cases of NMC were detected among 56 sinonasal carcinomas using immunohistochemical screening and confirmed by fluorescence in situ hybridization. The series comprised 2 males and 1 female, aged 46, 60, and 65 years. Two tumors arose in the nasal cavity and one in the maxillary sinus. The neoplasms were staged pT1, pT3, and pT4a (all cN0M0)...
2018: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321580/genome-wide-comparative-analysis-of-papain-like-cysteine-protease-family-genes-in-castor-bean-and-physic-nut
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Zhi Zou, Qixing Huang, Guishui Xie, Lifu Yang
Papain-like cysteine proteases (PLCPs) are a class of proteolytic enzymes involved in many plant processes. Compared with the extensive research in Arabidopsis thaliana, little is known in castor bean (Ricinus communis) and physic nut (Jatropha curcas), two Euphorbiaceous plants without any recent whole-genome duplication. In this study, a total of 26 or 23 PLCP genes were identified from the genomes of castor bean and physic nut respectively, which can be divided into nine subfamilies based on the phylogenetic analysis: RD21, CEP, XCP, XBCP3, THI, SAG12, RD19, ALP and CTB...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321246/unique-perceptuomotor-control-of-stone-hammers-in-wild-monkeys
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Madhur Mangalam, Matheus Maia Pacheco, Patrícia Izar, Elisabetta Visalberghi, Dorothy Munkenbeck Fragaszy
We analysed the patterns of coordination of striking movement and perceptuomotor control of stone hammers in wild bearded capuchin monkeys, Sapajus libidinosus as they cracked open palm nut using hammers of different mass, a habitual behaviour in our study population. We aimed to determine why these monkeys cannot produce conchoidally fractured flakes as do contemporary human knappers or as did prehistoric hominin knappers. We found that the monkeys altered their patterns of coordination of movement to accommodate changes in hammer mass...
January 2018: Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319877/with-tree-nut-sensitization-take-the-current-when-it-serves-or-lose-our-ventures
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EDITORIAL
Matthew Greenhawt
Tree nut allergy affects approximately 1.4-2.3%, depending on the study methodology, patient age, and region in which the study was conducted.1,2 Tree nut allergy can be severe, and tends to persist throughout life.1,3 Tree nut is not a singular allergen like the other allergens-we use the term "tree nut" to refer to these items, but in essence it can refer to one nut, eight nuts, or per the US Food and Drug Agency classification, on the order of 19 items.1,4 Older, more conservative practice is to treat one nut as "all nuts", and instruct avoidance of all tree nuts where there is a clinical allergy proven to just one...
January 10, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316693/use-of-savitzky-golay-filter-for-performances-improvement-of-shm-systems-based-on-neural-networks-and-distributed-pzt-sensors
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Mario A de Oliveira, Nelcileno V S Araujo, Rodolfo N da Silva, Tony I da Silva, Jayantha Epaarachchi
A considerable amount of research has focused on monitoring structural damage using Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) technologies, which has had recent advances. However, it is important to note the challenges and unresolved problems that disqualify currently developed monitoring systems. One of the frontline SHM technologies, the Electromechanical Impedance (EMI) technique, has shown its potential to overcome remaining problems and challenges. Unfortunately, the recently developed neural network algorithms have not shown significant improvements in the accuracy of rate and the required processing time...
January 8, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316263/pt-islands-on-3d-nut-like-ptag-nanocrystals-for-efficient-formic-acid-oxidation-electrocatalysis
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Hui Xu, Pingping Song, Bo Yan, Jin Wang, Caiqin Wang, Yukihide Shiraishi, Ping Yang, Yukou Du
Precise control of the structure offers a great opportunity to efficiently tune the catalytic performances of nanomaterials, enabling them enhancement in both activity and durability. We herein achieve a new class of Pt islands on 3D nut-like PtAg nanocrystals by exploiting the lower electronegativity of Ag and in conjunction with the galvanic replacement of catalytically active Pt to Ag tops. Those nanostructures with Pt nanoparticles coated, exposed facet, active surface composition enhance formic acid oxidation electrocatalysis with the optimized PtAg1 nuts achieved a factor of 4...
January 9, 2018: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315948/a-patient-specific-approach-to-developing-an-exclusion-diet-to-manage-food-allergy-in-infants-and-children
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Carina Venter, Marion Groetch, Merryn Netting, Rosan Meyer
Food allergy is becoming increasingly common in infants and young children. This paper set out to explain the different factors that should be taken into account during an individualized allergy consultation: Foods to avoid and degree of avoidance, suitable alternatives, self-management skills, co-and cross-reactive allergens and novel allergens alongside the role of the industry in allergen avoidance, importance of nutritional aspects of the diet and the future directions that nutritional guidance make take...
January 8, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315919/prevalence-and-longitudinal-trends-of-food-allergy-during-childhood-and-adolescence-results-of-the-isle-of-wight-birth-cohort-study
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D Venkataraman, M Erlewyn-Lajeunesse, R J Kurukulaaratchy, S Potter, G Roberts, S Matthews, S Hasan Arshad
BACKGROUND: The prevalence and time trends of food allergy change during childhood depending on the age of the child and the type of food. OBJECTIVE: To study prevalence and longitudinal trends in food allergy from birth to 18 years in an unselected birth cohort in the Isle of Wight. METHOD: Information on food allergy was collected at ages 1, 2, 4, 10 and 18 years from the Isle of Wight Birth Cohort (n = 1456). Skin prick testing (SPT) was performed at the age of 1 and 2 years in symptomatic children...
January 8, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313080/evolution-of-potent-odorants-within-the-volatile-metabolome-of-high-quality-hazelnuts-corylus-avellana-l-evaluation-by-comprehensive-two-dimensional-gas-chromatography-coupled-with-mass-spectrometry
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Marta Cialiè Rosso, Erica Liberto, Nicola Spigolon, Mauro Fontana, Marco Somenzi, Carlo Bicchi, Chiara Cordero
Within the pattern of volatiles released by food products (volatilome), potent odorants are bio-active compounds that trigger aroma perception by activating a complex array of odor receptors (ORs) in the regio olfactoria. Their informative role is fundamental to select optimal post-harvest and storage conditions and preserve food sensory quality. This study addresses the volatile metabolome from high-quality hazelnuts (Corylus avellana L.) from the Ordu region (Turkey) and Tonda Romana from Italy, and investigates its evolution throughout the production chain (post-harvest, industrial storage, roasting) to find functional correlations between technological strategies and product quality...
January 9, 2018: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312763/nut-midline-carcinoma-as-a-primary-lung-tumor-a-case-report
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Jiashun Cao, Donghong Chen, Fan Yang, Jingjing Yao, Weipeng Zhu, Chuanduo Zhao
NUT (nuclear protein in testis) midline carcinoma is a rare malignant tumor arising in midline structures, such as head, neck and mediastinum. In the 2015 WHO classification of lung tumours, it was categorized in "Epithelial tumors". However, because of limited clinical data, its biological features have not been fully recognized. We report a case of NUT midline carcinoma presented as a primary lung tumor. Pneumonectomy was performed without any neoadjuvant therapy and it turned out to be a gross total resection...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303980/genotypic-and-environmental-effects-on-tocopherol-content-in-almond
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REVIEW
Ossama Kodad, Rafel Socias I Company, José M Alonso
Almond is the most important nut species worldwide and almond kernels show the highest levels of tocopherols among all nuts. In almond, tocopherols not only play a substantial role as a healthy food for human consumption, but also in protecting lipids against oxidation and, thus, lengthening the storage time of almond kernels. The main tocopherol homologues detected in almond in decreasing content and biological importance are α-, γ-, δ-, and β-tocopherol. Tocopherol concentration in almond depends on the genotype and the environment, such as the climatic conditions of the year and the growing management of the orchard...
January 5, 2018: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301002/should-we-eat-more-potassium-to-better-control-blood-pressure-in-hypertension
#16
Michel Burnier
Changes in lifestyle and nutrition are recommended as the first-step approach to the management of hypertension by all national and international guidelines. Today, when considering nutritional factors in hypertension, almost all the attention is focused on the reduction of salt intake to improve blood pressure (BP) control. Changes in potassium intake are only briefly evoked in guidelines. Few physicians actually think about proposing to eat more foods that are high in potassium (fruits, vegetables, nuts) to better control BP...
January 2, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300927/development-and-validation-of-a-reversed-phase-hplc-method-for-determination-of-anacardic-acids-in-cashew-anacardium-occidentale-nut-shell-liquid
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Francisco Oiram Filho, Daniel Barbosa Alcântra, Tigressa Helena Soares Rodrigues, Lorena Mara Alexandre E Silva, Ebenezer de Oliveira Silva, Guilherme Julião Zocolo, Edy Sousa de Brito
Cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL) contains phenolic lipids with aliphatic chains that are of commercial interest. In this work, a chromatographic method was developed to monitor and quantify anacardic acids (AnAc) in CNSL. Samples containing AnAc were analyzed on a high-performance liquid chromatograph coupled to a diode array detector, equipped with a reversed phase C18 (150 × 4.6 mm × 5 μm) column using acetonitrile and water as the mobile phase both acidified with acetic acid to pH 3.0 in an isocratic mode (80:20:1)...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Chromatographic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300725/association-between-intake-of-less-healthy-foods-defined-by-the-united-kingdom-s-nutrient-profile-model-and-cardiovascular-disease-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Oliver T Mytton, Nita G Forouhi, Peter Scarborough, Marleen Lentjes, Robert Luben, Mike Rayner, Kay Tee Khaw, Nicholas J Wareham, Pablo Monsivais
BACKGROUND: In the United Kingdom, the Food Standards Agency-Ofcom nutrient profiling model (FSA-Ofcom model) is used to define less-healthy foods that cannot be advertised to children. However, there has been limited investigation of whether less-healthy foods defined by this model are associated with prospective health outcomes. The objective of this study was to test whether consumption of less-healthy food as defined by the FSA-Ofcom model is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD)...
January 2018: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300425/aging-and-adherence-to-the-mediterranean-diet-relationship-with-cardiometabolic-disorders-and-polypharmacy
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R Vicinanza, G Troisi, R Cangemi, M Ulderico De Martino, D Pastori, S Bernardini, F Crisciotti, F Di Violante, A Frizza, M Cacciafesta, P Pignatelli, V Marigliano
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between adherence to the Mediterranean Diet (Med-Diet), cardiometabolic disorders and polypharmacy. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Geriatrics outpatient clinic, Policlinico Umberto I, Sapienza University of Rome. PARTICIPANTS: 508 patients (219 male, 289 female) aged 50 to 89 who were evaluated for cardiovascular and metabolic disorders. METHODS AND MEASUREMENTS: Patients underwent a comprehensive medical assessment including medical history and the use of medications...
2018: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298969/-dietetary-recommendation-for-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#20
REVIEW
Anna Jeznach-Steinhagen, Joanna Ostrowska, Aneta Czerwonogrodzka-Senczyna, Iwona Boniecka, Wioletta Gronostajska
Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is currently the most common chronic liver disease in the developed world. Nowadays, in the adult population of Europe it is estimated at 14% to 21%. Its most important risk factors are obesity and metabolic syndrome. Introducing lifestyle changes such as: dietary intervention and increased physical activity are the first-line treatment and are intended to support not only NAFLD but also associated diseases such as obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes and dyslipidemia...
December 22, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
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