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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512726/cutaneous-reflex-modulation-during-obstacle-avoidance-under-conditions-of-normal-and-degraded-visual-input
#1
Daniel S Marigold, Andrew J Chang, Kim Lajoie
The nervous system integrates visual input regarding obstacles with limb-based sensory feedback to allow an individual to safely negotiate the environment. This latter source can include cutaneous information from the foot, particularly in the event that limb trajectory is not sufficient and there is an unintended collision with the object. However, it is not clear the extent to which cutaneous reflexes are modified based on visual input. In this study, we first determined if phase-dependent modulation of these reflexes is present when stepping over an obstacle during overground walking...
May 16, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494614/evaluation-of-pigments-from-methanolic-extract-of-tagetes-erecta-and-beta-vulgaris-as-antioxidant-and-antibacterial-agent
#2
Mariya Saani, Reena Lawrence, Kapil Lawrence
The Total Phenolic Content (TPC), antioxidant and antibacterial activities of methanolic extract of Marigold flower (MF) (Tagetes erecta) and Beet root (BR) (Beta vulgaris) were examined. The present work reveals that MF contained greater amount of TPC (42.5 mg/g GAE) as compared to BR (39.4 mg/g GAE). Methanolic extract of MF exhibited excellent DPPH free radical scavenging power (IC50 0.0716 mg/mL) and reducing power at 1 mg/mL concentration. Similar results have been obtained in FTC and TBA method. The results of antibacterial test indicated that the methanolic extract of MF and BR is significantly effective against both type of Gram-negative (Escherichia coli, Shigella dysenteriae) and Gram-positive (Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus) bacterial strains...
May 11, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202077/repellent-effects-of-the-essential-oils-of-cymbopogon-citratus-and-tagetes-minuta-on-the-sandfly-phlebotomus-duboscqi
#3
Albert Kimutai, Moses Ngeiywa, Margaret Mulaa, Peter G N Njagi, Johnstone Ingonga, Lydia B Nyamwamu, Cyprian Ombati, Philip Ngumbi
BACKGROUND: The sandfly, Phlebotomus duboscqi is a vector of zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis (ZCL) that is an important public health problem in Eastern Africa. Repellents have been used for protection of humans against vectors of ZCL and other vectors that transmit killer diseases including malaria, Rift Valley fever, dengue, and yellow fever. The repellent effects of different doses of the essential oils from the lemon grass, Cymbopogon citratus and Mexican marigold, Tagetes minuta were evaluated in a two-chamber bioassay against 3- to 7-day-old unfed females of P...
February 15, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183833/cytogeography-of-the-subalpine-marsh-marigold-polyploid-complex-caltha-leptosepala-s-l-ranunculaceae
#4
Keir M Wefferling, Sílvia Castro, João Loureiro, Mariana Castro, Daniela Tavares, Sara B Hoot
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Unrecognized variation in ploidy level can lead to an underestimation of species richness and a misleading delineation of geographic range. Caltha leptosepala (Ranunculaceae) comprises a complex of hexaploids (6x), rare nonaploids (9x), and dodecaploids (12x), all with unknown distributions. We delineate the geographic distribution and contact zones of the cytotypes, investigate morphologies of cytotypes and subspecies, and discuss the biogeography and evolutionary history of the polyploid complex...
February 9, 2017: American Journal of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158923/ultrathin-mesoporous-ruco2-o4-nanoflakes-an-advanced-electrode-for-high-performance-asymmetric-supercapacitors
#5
Deepak P Dubal, Nilesh R Chodankar, Rudolf Holze, Do-Heyoung Kim, Pedro Gomez-Romero
A new ruthenium cobalt oxide (RuCo2 O4 ) with a unique marigold-like nanostructure and excellent performance as an advanced electrode material has been successfully prepared by a simple electrodeposition (potentiodynamic mode) method. The RuCo2 O4 marigolds consist of numerous clusters of ultrathin mesoporous nanoflakes, leaving a large interspace between them to provide numerous electrochemically active sites. Strikingly, this unique marigold-like nanostructure provided excellent electrochemical performance in terms of high energy-storage capacitance (1469 F g(-1) at 6 A g(-1) ) with excellent rate proficiency and long-lasting operating cycling stability (ca...
April 22, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152899/initiating-a-lymphedema-screening-program-for-breast-cancer-patients-determining-variability-as-a-first-step-towards-standardization
#6
Susan E Ferguson, Sarah Marie DeSnyder, Parviz Kheirkhah, Susan Lilly, Marigold Travis, Theresa Johnson, Ana Alvarez, Duke Rohe, Thomas A Buchholz, Isabelle Bedrosian
267 Background: Breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) is a known morbidity from treatment, and yet published estimates of its incidence are highly variable. Typically, a single volume measurement is recorded and the degree of intra-rater variability undefined. A threshold 5% limb volume change over time is used to define "mild lymphedema." Therefore, small variations in volume measurements could substantially lead to over or under-diagnosis of BRCL. Gage R&R is a measurement systems analysis tool that quantifies the amount of variability induced in measurements by the measurement system itself and compares this to the total variability observed...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133596/hydrolysis-of-carotenoid-esters-from-tagetes-erecta-by-the-action-of-lipases-from-yarrowia-lipolytica
#7
Abraham Figueiras Abdala, Alfonso Pérez Gallardo, Lorenzo Guevara Olvera, Eleazar Máximo Escamilla Silva
The present study was conducted to evaluate the feasibility of enzymatic hydrolysis of carotenoid esters from Tagetes erecta using lipases from the yeast of Yarrowia lipolytica, with the aim of obtaining free lutein. The optimal concentrations of seven nutrients, considering the production of lipases relative to biomass (Yp/x) as the response variable, were determined in flask fermentations. In addition, we studied the effect on hydrolysis of growing Y. lipolytica in the presence of the oleoresin of the marigold flower in flask and stirred tank...
2017: Bioresources and Bioprocessing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063268/evaluation-of-the-quality-of-herbal-teas-by-dart-tof-ms
#8
Jana Prchalová, František Kovařík, Aleš Rajchl
The paper focuses on the optimization, settings and validation of direct analysis in real time (DART) coupled with time of flight detector (TOF) when used for the evaluation of the quality of selected herbal teas (fennel, chamomile, nettle, linden, peppermint, thyme, lemon balm, marigold, sage, rose hip, St. John's Wort). The ionization mode, the optimal ionization temperature and the type of solvent for sample extraction were optimized. The characteristic compounds of the analysed herbal teas (glycosides, flavonoids, phenolic and terpenic substances, such as chamazulene, anethole, menthol, thymol, salviol, hypericin etc...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981402/the-response-of-marigold-tagetes-erecta-linn-to-ozone-impacts-on-plant-growth-and-leaf-physiology
#9
Ning Yang, Xiaoke Wang, Feixiang Zheng, Yuanyuan Chen
Progressively increasing ozone (O3) concentrations pose a potential threat to the value of marigold (Tagetes erecta Linn.), a plant widely used in urban landscaping. The response of marigold to elevated O3 has been reported earlier, but the mechanisms underlying the O3 effect have not been clearly elucidated. In the present study, we exposed marigold "Moonsong Deep Orange" plants to elevated O3, including ambient non-filtered air (NF) plus 60 ppb (NF+60) and 120 ppb (NF+120) O3, to assess visible injury and the possible physiological consequences of this pollutant...
January 2017: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975808/gram-scale-purification-of-faradiol-from-common-marigold
#10
D Csupor, S Izrael, N Kúsz, A Horváth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956358/in-vitro-studies-to-evaluate-the-wound-healing-properties-of-calendula-officinalis-extracts
#11
Christoph Nicolaus, Susanne Junghanns, Anja Hartmann, Renato Murillo, Markus Ganzera, Irmgard Merfort
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Calendula officinalis (pot marigold) flower extracts have a long-lasting tradition in ethnopharmacology. Currently, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved its lipophilic and aqueous alcoholic extracts as traditional medicinal products for the treatment of minor inflammation of the skin and as an aid in the healing of minor wounds. AIM OF THE STUDY: The purpose of this study was to analyse the molecular mechanism of the wound healing effects of Calendula extracts, which may reflect the phytomedicines currently used in the market...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904457/altering-conidial-dispersal-of-alternaria-solani-by-modifying-microclimate-in-tomato-crop-canopy
#12
Prashant Prakash Jambhulkar, Nitiprasad Jambhulkar, Madanlal Meghwal, Gauri Shankar Ameta
Early blight of tomato caused by Alternaria solani, is responsible for severe yield losses in tomato. The conidia survive on soil surface and old dry lower leaves of the plant and spread when suitable climatic conditions are available. Macroclimatic study reveals that highest inoculum concentration of Alternaria spores appeared in May 2012 to 2013 and lowest concentration during January 2012 to 2013. High night temperature positively correlated and significantly (P < 0.01) involved in conidial spore dispersal and low relative humidity (RH) displayed significant (P < 0...
December 2016: Plant Pathology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876974/mosquito-larvicidal-activity-of-cadmium-nanoparticles-synthesized-from-petal-extracts-of-marigold-tagetes-sp-and-rose-rosa-sp-flower
#13
Amita Hajra, Snehali Dutta, Naba Kumar Mondal
Mosquitoes are blood-thirsty insects and serve as the most important vectors for spreading most notorious diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever, and filariasis. The extensive use of synthetic mosquito repellent has resulted in resistance in mosquitoes. Therefore, the development of a reliable, eco-friendly processes for the synthesis of nano dimensional materials is an utmost important aspect of nanotechnology. In the present study, authors report absolute green synthesis of cadmium nanoparticles using marigold and rose flower petal extract...
December 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796089/bioaccessibility-and-antioxidant-activity-of-calendula-officinalis-supercritical-extract-as-affected-by-in-vitro-codigestion-with-olive-oil
#14
Diana Martin, Joaquín Navarro Del Hierro, David Villanueva Bermejo, Ramón Fernández-Ruiz, Tiziana Fornari, Guillermo Reglero
Supercritical extracts of marigold (ME) were produced and characterized. The bioaccessibility of terpenes, especially that of pentacyclic triterpenes (PT), the particle-size distribution, and antioxidant activity after the in vitro codigestion of ME with olive oil (OO) were determined. ME produced without cosolvent was richer in taraxasterol, lupeol, α-amyrin, and β-amyrin than extracts with cosolvent. All terpenes showed high bioaccessibility without OO (>75%). Significant correlations were found between the molecular properties of compounds (logP and number of rotatable bonds) and their bioaccessibility...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784800/consolidation-of-visuomotor-adaptation-memory-with-consistent-and-noisy-environments
#15
Rodrigo S Maeda, Steven E McGee, Daniel S Marigold
Our understanding of how we learn and retain motor behaviors is still limited. For instance, there is conflicting evidence as to whether the memory of a learned visuomotor perturbation consolidates; i.e., the motor memory becomes resistant to interference from learning a competing perturbation over time. Here, we sought to determine the factors that influence consolidation during visually guided walking. Subjects learned a novel mapping relationship, created by prism lenses, between the perceived location of two targets and the motor commands necessary to direct the feet to their positions...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760813/foot-placement-relies-on-state-estimation-during-visually-guided-walking
#16
Rodrigo S Maeda, Shawn M O'Connor, J Maxwell Donelan, Daniel S Marigold
As we walk, we must accurately place our feet to stabilize our motion and to navigate our environment. We must also achieve this accuracy despite imperfect sensory feedback and unexpected disturbances. In this study we tested whether the nervous system uses state estimation to beneficially combine sensory feedback with forward model predictions to compensate for these challenges. Specifically, subjects wore prism lenses during a visually guided walking task, and we used trial-by-trial variation in prism lenses to add uncertainty to visual feedback and induce a reweighting of this input...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27491002/fabrication-and-efficient-visible-light-photocatalytic-properties-of-novel-zinc-indium-sulfide-znin2s4-graphitic-carbon-nitride-g-c3n4-bismuth-vanadate-bivo4-nanorod-based-ternary-nanocomposites-with-enhanced-charge-separation-via-z-scheme-transfer
#17
Wan-Kuen Jo, Thillai Sivakumar Natarajan
Novel ZnIn2S4-g-C3N4/BiVO4 nanorod-based ternary nanocomposite photocatalysts with enhanced visible light absorption were synthesized and systematically characterized to confirm the formation of ZnIn2S4 marigold flowers, the layered structure of the g-C3N4, BiVO4 nanorods, and the formation of binary and ternary nanocomposites. The visible light absorption of BiVO4 was significantly improved after coupling with g-C3N4 and ZnIn2S4, which was confirmed by UV-visible diffuse reflectance spectroscopic analysis...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27478217/in-vitro-antioxidant-anti-diabetic-and-antilipemic-potentials-of-quercetagetin-extracted-from-marigold-tagetes-erecta-l-inflorescence-residues
#18
Weiyou Wang, Honggao Xu, Hua Chen, Kedong Tai, Fuguo Liu, Yanxiang Gao
Quercetagetin, the major flavonoid in marigold (Tagetes erecta L.) inflorescence residues was extracted and purified. The content of quercetagetin after the purification was 89.91 ± 0.26 %. The in vitro antioxidant activity of quercetagetin and its potential in controlling diabetes mellitus and obesity were investigated and compared to quercetin and rutin. The 50 % inhibitory concentration (IC50) values of quercetagetin on scavenging 1, 1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), 2,2-azinobis-(3-ethylbenzothiazolin-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS) and hydroxyl radicals were 27...
June 2016: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27456822/effect-of-packaging-on-shelf-life-and-lutein-content-of-marigold-tagetes-erecta-l-flowers
#19
Sayani Pal, Probir Kumar Ghosh, Paramita Bhattacharjee
BACKGROUND: African marigold (Tagetes erecta L.) flowers are highly valued for their ornamental appeal as well as medicinal properties. However, their short shelf lives cause high post-harvest loss and limit their export potential. The review of patents and research articles revealed that different types of packaging designs/materials have been successfully employed for extension of shelf lives of cut flowers. OBJECTIVE: The current work focuses on designing of different packaging configurations and selection of best configuration for preservation of marigold cut flowers...
2016: Recent Patents on Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27433287/constituents-of-french-marigold-tagetes-patula-l-flowers-protect-jurkat-t-cells-against-oxidative-stress
#20
Irakli Chkhikvishvili, Tamar Sanikidze, Nunu Gogia, Maia Enukidze, Marine Machavariani, Nana Kipiani, Yakov Vinokur, Victor Rodov
The flowers of French marigold (Tagetes patula L.) are widely used in folk medicine, in particular for treating inflammation-related disorders. However, cellular mechanisms of this activity demand further investigation. In the present work, we studied the potential of T. patula compounds to alleviate the oxidative stress in hydrogen peroxide-challenged human lymphoblastoid Jurkat T-cells. Crude extracts of marigold flowers and purified fractions containing flavonoids patuletin, quercetagetin, and quercetin and their derivatives, as well as the carotenoid lutein, were brought in contact with Jurkat cells challenged with 25 or 50 μM H2O2...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
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