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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636674/behavior-change-communication-activities-improve-infant-and-young-child-nutrition-knowledge-and-practice-of-neighboring-non-participants-in-a-cluster-randomized-trial-in-rural-bangladesh
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John Hoddinott, Ishita Ahmed, Akhter Ahmed, Shalini Roy
OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact on infant and young child nutrition knowledge and practice of mothers who were neighbors of mothers participating in a nutrition Behavior Change Communication (BCC) intervention in rural Bangladesh. METHODS: We analyzed data from 300 mothers whose neighbor participated in a nutrition BCC intervention and 600 mothers whose neighbor participated in an intervention that did not include BCC. We constructed measures capturing mothers' knowledge of infant and young child nutrition (IYCN) and measures of food consumption by children 6-24m...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633497/genome-wide-identification-and-functional-characterization-of-udp-glucosyltransferase-genes-involved-in-flavonoid-biosynthesis-in-glycine-max
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Qinggang Yin, Guoan Shen, Shaokang Di, Cunying Fan, Zhenzhan Chang, Yongzhen Pang
Flavonoids, natural products abundant in the model legume Glycine max, confer benefits to plants and animals health. Flavonoids are present in soybean mainly as glycoconjugates. However, the biosynthesis mechanisms of flavonoid glycosides are largely unknown in G. max. In the present study, 212 putative UDP-glycosyltransferase (UGTs) genes were identified in G. max by genome-wide searching. The GmUGT genes were distributed differentially among the twenty chromosomes, and they were expressed in various tissues with distinct expression profile...
June 19, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630614/a-plant-based-diet-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes
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REVIEW
Michelle McMacken, Sapana Shah
The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is rising worldwide, especially in older adults. Diet and lifestyle, particularly plant-based diets, are effective tools for type 2 diabetes prevention and management. Plant-based diets are eating patterns that emphasize legumes, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds and discourage most or all animal products. Cohort studies strongly support the role of plant-based diets, and food and nutrient components of plant-based diets, in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes...
May 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630008/contribution-of-the-carbohydrate-binding-ability-of-vatairea-guianensis-lectin-to-induce-edematogenic-activity
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Gabriela F O Marques, Vinicius J S Osterne, Livia M Almeida, Luiz A C Brizeno, Vanir R Pinto-Junior, Mayara Q Santiago, Antonio H B Neco, Mario R L Mota, Luiz A G Souza, Kyria S Nascimento, Alana F Pires, Benildo S Cavada, Ana M S Assreuy
Vatairea guianensis lectin (VGL), Dalbergiae tribe, is a N-acetyl-galactosamine (GalNAc)/Galactose (Gal) lectin previously purified and characterized. In this work, we report its structural features, obtained from bioinformatics tools, and its inflammatory effect, obtained from a rat paw edema model. The VGL model was obtained by homology with the lectin of Vatairea macrocarpa (VML) as template, and we used it to demonstrate the common characteristics of legume lectins, such as the jellyroll motif and presence of a metal-binding site in the vicinity of the carbohydrate-recognition domain (CRD)...
June 16, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628240/comparative-transcriptome-analysis-of-nodules-of-two-mesorhizobium-chickpea-associations-with-differential-symbiotic-efficiency-under-phosphate-deficiency
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Maryam Nasr Esfahani, Komaki Inoue, Ha Duc Chu, Kien Huu Nguyen, Chien Van Ha, Yasuko Watanabe, David J Burritt, Luis Herrera-Estrella, Keiichi Mochida, Lam-Son Phan Tran
Phosphate (Pi) deficiency is known to be a major limitation for symbiotic nitrogen fixation (SNF), and hence legume crop productivity globally. However, very little information is available on the adaptive mechanisms, particularly in the important legume crop chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.), which enable nodules to respond to low-Pi availability. Thus, to elucidate these mechanisms in chickpea nodules at molecular level, we used an RNA sequencing approach to investigate transcriptomes of the nodules in Mesorhizobium mediterraneum SWRI9-(MmSWRI9)-chickpea and M...
June 19, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627193/-menus-offered-in-long-term-care-homes-quality-of-meal-service-and-nutritional-analysis
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Ana Isabel Rodríguez Rejón, María Dolores Ruiz López, Vincenzo Malafarina, Antonio Puerta, Antonia Zuñiga, Reyes Artacho
BACKGROUND: Institutionalization is a risk factor for malnutrition. Low energy intake and/or nutrient deficiencies are considered to be the main causes. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the quality of meals and meal service as well as the nutritional value of the main menus (regular menu, menu for diabetics, and pureed menu) offered in three long-term care (LTC) homes located in the metropolitan area of Granada (Spain). METHODS: Cross-sectional study...
June 5, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627167/plasma-pharmacokinetics-bioavailability-and-tissue-distribution-of-four-c-glycosyl-flavones-from-mung-bean-vigna-radiata-l-seeds-extracts-in-rat-by-uhplc-ms-ms
#7
Yan Bai, Qili Zhang, Baoyu Wang, Meiyan Zhang, Yan Xu, Shasha Li, Yunli Zhao, Zhiguo Yu
The main polyphenols in mung bean (Vigna radiata L.) seeds (MBS), an edible legume with various biological activities, are C-glycosyl flavones (vitexin, isovitexin, isovitexin-6''-O-α-L-glucoside, and dulcinoside). In our study, a validated UHPLC-MS/MS method was developed to quantitate the concentrations of four C-glycosyl flavones from MBS extracts in the plasma and various tissues of rats, and successfully applied to study their pharmacological profile and tissue distribution in vivo. Four C-glycosyl flavones were rapidly absorbed after oral administration, achieving a Cmax at around 1...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626614/identification-of-two-cigads-from-caragana-intermedia-and-their-transcriptional-responses-to-abiotic-stresses-and-exogenous-abscisic-acid
#8
Jing Ji, Lingyu Zheng, Jianyun Yue, Xiamei Yao, Ermei Chang, Tiantian Xie, Nan Deng, Lanzhen Chen, Yuwen Huang, Zeping Jiang, Shengqing Shi
BACKGROUND: Glutamate decarboxylase (GAD), as a key enzyme in the γ -aminobutyric acid (GABA) shunt, catalyzes the decarboxylation of L-glutamate to form GABA. This pathway has attracted much interest because of its roles in carbon and nitrogen metabolism, stress responses, and signaling in higher plants. The aim of this study was to isolate and characterize genes encoding GADs from Caragana intermedia, an important nitrogen-fixing leguminous shrub. METHODS: Two full-length cDNAs encoding GADs (designated as CiGAD1 and CiGAD2) were isolated and characterized...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624933/influence-of-food-consumption-patterns-and-galician-lifestyle-on-human-gut-microbiota
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María Castro-Penalonga, Paula Roca-Saavedra, Jose Manuel Miranda, Jose Julio Porto-Arias, Carolina Nebot, Alejandra Cardelle-Cobas, Carlos Manuel Franco, Alberto Cepeda
The proportion of different microbial populations in the human gut is an important factor that in recent years has been linked to obesity and numerous metabolic diseases. Because there are many factors that can affect the composition of human gut microbiota, it is of interest to have information about what is the composition of the gut microbiota in different populations in order to better understand the possibilities for improving nutritional management. A group of 31 volunteers were selected according to established inclusion and exclusion criteria and were asked about their diet history, lifestyle patterns, and adherence to the Southern European Atlantic Diet...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624520/dissecting-the-chloroplast-proteome-of-chickpea-cicer-arietinum-l-provides-new-insights-into-classical-and-non-classical-functions
#10
Nilesh Vikram Lande, Pratigya Subba, Pragya Barua, Dipak Gayen, T S Keshava Prasad, Subhra Chakraborty, Niranjan Chakraborty
Chloroplast, the energy organelle unique to plant cells, is a dynamic entity which integrates an array of metabolic pathways and serves as first level for energy conversion for the entire ecological hierarchy. Increasing amount of sequence data and evolution of mass spectrometric approaches has opened up new avenues for opportune exploration of the global proteome of this organelle. In our study, we aimed at generation of a comprehensive catalogue of chloroplast proteins in a grain legume, chickpea and provided a reference proteome map...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620405/leafletanalyzer-an-automated-software-for-quantifying-comparing-and-classifying-blade-and-serration-features-of-compound-leaves-during-development-and-among-induced-mutants-and-natural-variants-in-the-legume-medicago-truncatula
#11
Fuqi Liao, Jianling Peng, Rujin Chen
Diverse leaf forms ranging from simple to compound leaves are found in plants. It is known that the final leaf size and shape vary greatly in response to developmental and environmental changes. However, changes in leaf size and shape have been quantitatively characterized only in a limited number of species. Here, we report development of LeafletAnalyzer, an automated image analysis and classification software to analyze and classify blade and serration characteristics of trifoliate leaves in Medicago truncatula...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620395/genome-wide-identification-of-glyoxalase-genes-in-medicago-truncatula-and-their-expression-profiling-in-response-to-various-developmental-and-environmental-stimuli
#12
Ajit Ghosh
Glyoxalase is an evolutionary highly conserved pathway present in all organisms. Conventional glyoxalase pathway has two enzymes, glyoxalase I (GLYI) and glyoxalase II (GLYII) that act sequentially to detoxify a highly cytotoxic compound methylglyoxal (MG) to D-lactate with the help of reduced glutathione. Recently, proteins with DJ-1/PfpI domain have been reported to perform the same conversion in a single step without the help of any cofactor and thus termed as "unique glyoxalase III" enzyme. Genome-wide analysis of glyoxalase genes have been previously conducted in Arabidopsis, rice and Soybean plants, but no such study was performed for one of the agricultural important model legume species, Medicago truncatula...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620371/variation-in-soil-microbial-community-structure-associated-with-different-legume-species-is-greater-than-that-associated-with-different-grass-species
#13
Yang Zhou, Honghui Zhu, Shenglei Fu, Qing Yao
Plants are the essential factors shaping soil microbial community (SMC) structure. When most studies focus on the difference in the SMC structure associated different plant species, the variation in the SMC structure associated with phylogenetically close species is less investigated. Legume (Fabaceae) and grass (Poaceae) are functionally important plant groups; however, their influences on the SMC structure are seldom compared, and the variation in the SMC structure among legume or grass species is largely unknown...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620216/chinese-milk-vetch-improves-plant-growth-development-and-15-n-recovery-in-the-rice-based-rotation-system-of-south-china
#14
Zhijian Xie, Yaqin He, Shuxin Tu, Changxu Xu, Guangrong Liu, Huimin Wang, Weidong Cao, Hui Liu
Chinese milk vetch (CMV) is vital for agriculture and environment in China. A pot experiment combined with (15)N labeling (including three treatments: control, no fertilizer N and CMV; (15)N-labeled urea alone, (15)NU; substituting partial (15)NU with CMV, (15)NU-M) was conducted to evaluate the impact of CMV on plant growth, development and (15)NU recovery in rice-based rotation system. The (15)NU-M mitigated oxidative damage by increasing antioxidant enzymes activities and chlorophyll content while decreased malondialdehyde content in rice root and shoot, increased the biomass, total N and (15)N uptake of plant shoots by 8%, 12% and 39% respectively, thus inducing a noticeable increase of annual (15)N recovery by 77% versus (15)NU alone...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618121/specificity-traits-consistent-with-legume-rhizobia-coevolution-displayed-by-ensifer-meliloti-rhizosphere-colonization
#15
María Eugenia Salas, Mauricio Javier Lozano, José Luis López, Walter Draghi, Javier Serrania, Gonzalo Arturo Torres Tejerizo, Francisco Javier Albicoro, Juliet Fernanda Nilsson, Mariano Pistorio, María Florencia Del Papa, Gustavo Parisi, Anke Becker, Antonio Lagares
Rhizobia are α- and ß-Proteobacteria that associate with legumes in symbiosis to fix atmospheric nitrogen. The chemical communication between roots and rhizobia begins in the rhizosphere. Using signature-tagged-Tn5 mutagenesis (STM) we performed a genome-wide screening for Ensifer meliloti genes that participate in colonizing the rhizospheres of alfalfa and other legumes. The analysis of ca. 6,000 mutants indicated that genes relevant for rhizosphere colonization account for nearly 2% of the rhizobial genome and that most (ca...
June 15, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615381/yogurt-is-a-low-glycemic-index-food
#16
REVIEW
Thomas Ms Wolever
High yogurt intake is associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Although several mechanisms could explain this association, this paper addresses the glycemic and insulinemic impact of yogurt. There is evidence that low-glycemic index (GI) and low-glycemic load (GL) diets are associated with a reduced risk of T2DM. The 93 GI values for yogurt in the University of Sydney's GI database have a mean ± SD of 34 ± 13, and 92% of the yogurts are low-GI (≤55). The 43 plain yogurts in the database have a lower GI than the 50 sweetened yogurts, 27 ± 11 compared with 41 ± 11 (P < 0...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613872/detection-of-a-toxic-methylated-derivative-of-phomopsin-a-produced-by-the-legume-infesting-fungus-diaporthe-toxica
#17
Svenja Schloß, Thomas Hackl, Corinna Herz, Evelyn Lamy, Matthias Koch, Sascha Rohn, Ronald Maul
Phomopsin A (PHO-A), produced by the fungus Diaporthe toxica, is a mycotoxin known to be responsible for fatal liver disease of lupin-fed sheep. The full spectrum of the toxic secondary metabolites produced by D. toxica is still unknown. PHO-A and the naturally occurring derivatives B-E have been subject to several studies to reveal their structures as well as chemical and toxicological properties. In this work, a methylated derivative (1) of PHO-A isolated from lupin seeds inoculated with D. toxica is described...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613378/genetic-diversity-of-desmanthus-sp-accessions-using-issr-markers-and-morphological-traits
#18
J C Costa, G G M Fracetto, F J C Fracetto, M V F Santos, M A Lira Júnior
Desmanthus is a genus of forage legumes with high nutritional value, productive potential, and ability to obtain nitrogen in association with diazotrophic bacteria. The use of accurate techniques for genotype identification and characterization is essential for breeding programs. Morphological markers are widely used to know the genetic diversity and the molecular markers are fundamental in these studies. We investigated the genetic diversity among Desmanthus sp genotypes in Pernambuco (Brazilian Northeast State), using morphological traits and ISSR markers...
May 31, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610484/a-nutritional-intervention-programme-at-a-worksite-canteen-to-promote-a-healthful-inspired-by-the-traditional-mediterranean-diet
#19
Marilena Vitale, Marta A Bianchi, Valeria Rapetti, Josè M Pepe, Angela Giacco, Rosalba Giacco, Gabriele Riccardi
This study investigates the effectiveness and long-term impact on the composition of the habitual diet of a nutritional intervention programme - undertaken through panels, totems, and table mats or handout leaflets - based on the promotion at a worksite canteen of healthy food-choices resembling the traditional Mediterranean diet. A significantly higher choice of dishes based on wholegrain cereals, legumes, white meat and fish, and a lower choice of dishes based on refined cereals, red and processed meat, eggs and cheese was observed at the end of the intervention and after six months and three years of follow-ups...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607058/host-secreted-antimicrobial-peptide-enforces-symbiotic-selectivity-in-medicago-truncatula
#20
Qi Wang, Shengming Yang, Jinge Liu, Kata Terecskei, Edit Ábrahám, Anikó Gombár, Ágota Domonkos, Attila Szűcs, Péter Körmöczi, Ting Wang, Lili Fodor, Linyong Mao, Zhangjun Fei, Éva Kondorosi, Péter Kaló, Attila Kereszt, Hongyan Zhu
Legumes engage in root nodule symbioses with nitrogen-fixing soil bacteria known as rhizobia. In nodule cells, bacteria are enclosed in membrane-bound vesicles called symbiosomes and differentiate into bacteroids that are capable of converting atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia. Bacteroid differentiation and prolonged intracellular survival are essential for development of functional nodules. However, in the Medicago truncatula-Sinorhizobium meliloti symbiosis, incompatibility between symbiotic partners frequently occurs, leading to the formation of infected nodules defective in nitrogen fixation (Fix(-))...
June 12, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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