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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230732/effects-of-acute-blueberry-flavonoids-on-mood-in-children-and-young-adults
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Sundus Khalid, Katie L Barfoot, Gabrielle May, Daniel J Lamport, Shirley A Reynolds, Claire M Williams
Epidemiological evidence suggests that consumption of flavonoids (usually via fruits and vegetables) is associated with decreased risk of developing depression. One plausible explanation for this association is the well-documented beneficial effects of flavonoids on executive function (EF). Impaired EF is linked to cognitive processes (e.g., rumination) that maintain depression and low mood; therefore, improved EF may reduce depressionogenic cognitive processes and improve mood. Study 1: 21 young adults (18-21 years old) consumed a flavonoid-rich blueberry drink and a matched placebo in a counterbalanced cross-over design...
February 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230392/two-roads-diverged-distinct-mechanisms-of-attentional-bias-differentially-predict-negative-affect-and-persistent-negative-thought
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Sandersan Onie, Steven B Most
Attentional biases to threatening stimuli have been implicated in various emotional disorders. Theoretical approaches often carry the implicit assumption that various attentional bias measures tap into the same underlying construct, but attention itself is not a unitary mechanism. Most attentional bias tasks-such as the dot probe (DP)-index spatial attention, neglecting other potential attention mechanisms. We compared the DP with emotion-induced blindness (EIB), which appears to be mechanistically distinct, and examined the degree to which these tasks predicted (a) negative affect, (b) persistent negative thought (i...
February 23, 2017: Emotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230391/improvements-in-emotion-regulation-following-mindfulness-meditation-effects-on-depressive-symptoms-and-perceived-stress-in-younger-breast-cancer-survivors
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Chloe C Boyle, Annette L Stanton, Patricia A Ganz, Catherine M Crespi, Julienne E Bower
OBJECTIVE: Mindfulness meditation reduces psychological distress among individuals with cancer. However, mechanisms for intervention effects have not been fully determined. This study tested emotion regulation strategies as mediators of intervention effects in a sample of younger women treated for breast cancer, a group at risk for psychological distress. We focused on two distinct strategies targeted by the intervention-rumination and self-kindness-and further examined the broader construct of mindfulness as a potential mediator...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230331/the-development-and-assessment-of-the-worry-about-pain-questionnaire
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J C Lefebvre, M P Jensen, S J Waters, I R Molton, F J Keefe, D S Caldwell
BACKGROUND: Worry can be conceptualized as a cognitive-affective automatic process initiated in order to address uncertainty and potential personal inadequacies that could result in negative outcomes. The purpose of the current study was to develop a measure of pain-specific worry - the Worry About Pain Questionnaire (WAPQ). METHOD: In study 1, responses of 335 pain-free participants were used to complete an item analysis and exploratory factors analysis to develop and assess the internal structure of the WAPQ...
February 23, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229465/metacognitive-beliefs-and-rumination-as-predictors-of-anger-a-prospective-study
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Gabriele Caselli, Alessia Offredi, Francesca Martino, Davide Varalli, Giovanni M Ruggiero, Sandra Sassaroli, Marcantonio M Spada, Adrian Wells
The metacognitive approach conceptualizes the relationship between anger and rumination as driven by metacognitive beliefs, which are information individuals hold about their own cognition and about coping strategies that impact on it. The present study aimed to test the prospective predictive impact of metacognitive beliefs and rumination on anger in a community sample. Seventy-six participants were recruited and engaged in a 2-week anger, rumination, and metacognitive beliefs monitoring protocol. A multi-wave panel design was employed to test whether metacognitive beliefs and rumination have a prospective impact on anger...
February 23, 2017: Aggressive Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229048/anaplasma-phagocytophilum-infection-subverts-carbohydrate-metabolic-pathways-in-the-tick-vector-ixodes-scapularis
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Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz, Pilar Alberdi, James J Valdés, Margarita Villar, José de la Fuente
The obligate intracellular pathogen, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, is the causative agent of human, equine, and canine granulocytic anaplasmosis and tick-borne fever (TBF) in ruminants. A. phagocytophilum has become an emerging tick-borne pathogen in the United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia, with increasing numbers of infected people and animals every year. It has been recognized that intracellular pathogens manipulate host cell metabolic pathways to increase infection and transmission in both vertebrate and invertebrate hosts...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226306/task-dependent-modulation-of-amygdala-connectivity-in-social-anxiety-disorder
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Lora Minkova, Ronald Sladky, Georg S Kranz, Michael Woletz, Nicole Geissberger, Christoph Kraus, Rupert Lanzenberger, Christian Windischberger
Increased amygdala activation is consistently found in patients suffering from social anxiety disorder (SAD), a psychiatric condition characterized by an intense fear of social situations and scrutiny. Disruptions in the amygdalar-frontal network in SAD may explain the inability of frontal regions to appropriately down-regulate amygdalar hyper-activation. In this study, we measured 15 SAD patients and 15 healthy controls during an affective counting Stroop task with emotional faces to assess the interaction of affective stimuli with a cognitive task in SAD, as well as to investigate the causal interactions between the amygdala and the medial orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) using dynamic causal modeling (DCM)...
February 9, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226305/effect-of-maternal-rumination-and-disengagement-during-childhood-on-offspring-neural-response-to-reward-in-late-adolescence
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Judith K Morgan, Daniel S Shaw, Rachel H Jacobs, Sarah E Romens, Stephanie L Sitnick, Erika E Forbes
Maternal rumination is a cognitive-affective trait that could influence offspring's ability to respond flexibly to positive and negative events, depending on the quality of maternal problem-solving behaviors with which rumination co-occurs. As reward circuitry is sensitive to stressors and related to risk for depression, reward circuitry is an appropriate candidate mechanism for how maternal characteristics influence offspring. We evaluated the independent and combined effect of maternal rumination and disengagement on adolescent neural response to reward win and loss...
February 11, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225084/rumination-and-default-mode-network-subsystems-connectivity-in-first-episode-drug-naive-young-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder
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Xueling Zhu, Qiuling Zhu, Huaizhen Shen, Weihua Liao, Fulai Yuan
Neuroimaging evidence implicates the association between rumination and default mode network (DMN) in major depressive disorder (MDD). However, the relationship between rumination and DMN subsystems remains incompletely understood, especially in patients with MDD. Thirty-three first-episode drug-naive patients with MDD and thirty-three healthy controls (HCs) were enrolled and underwent resting-sate fMRI scanning. Functional connectivity analysis was performed based on 11 pre-defined regions of interest (ROIs) for three DMN subsystems: the midline core, dorsal medial prefrontal cortex (dMPFC) and medial temporal lobe (MTL)...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224116/persistence-of-functional-protein-domains-in-mycoplasma-species-and-their-role-in-host-specificity-and-synthetic-minimal-life
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Tjerko Kamminga, Jasper J Koehorst, Paul Vermeij, Simen-Jan Slagman, Vitor A P Martins Dos Santos, Jetta J E Bijlsma, Peter J Schaap
Mycoplasmas are the smallest self-replicating organisms and obligate parasites of a specific vertebrate host. An in-depth analysis of the functional capabilities of mycoplasma species is fundamental to understand how some of simplest forms of life on Earth succeeded in subverting complex hosts with highly sophisticated immune systems. In this study we present a genome-scale comparison, focused on identification of functional protein domains, of 80 publically available mycoplasma genomes which were consistently re-annotated using a standardized annotation pipeline embedded in a semantic framework to keep track of the data provenance...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223980/assessment-of-ruminal-bacterial-and-archaeal-community-structure-in-yak-bos-grunniens
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Zhenming Zhou, Lei Fang, Qingxiang Meng, Shengli Li, Shatuo Chai, Shujie Liu, Jan Thomas Schonewille
The aim of this study was to determine the microbial community composition in the rumen of yaks under different feeding regimes. Microbial communities were assessed by sequencing bacterial and archaeal 16S ribosomal RNA gene fragments obtained from yaks (Bos grunniens) from Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China. Samples were obtained from 14 animals allocated to either pasture grazing (Graze), a grazing and supplementary feeding regime (GSF), or an indoor feeding regime (Feed). The predominant bacterial phyla across feeding regimes were Bacteroidetes (51...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223027/mapping-of-the-continuous-epitopes-displayed-on-the-clostridium-perfringens-type-d-epsilon-toxin
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Guilherme Guerra Alves, Ricardo Andrez Machado-de-Ávila, Carlos Delfin Chávez-Olórtegui, Rodrigo Otávio Silveira Silva, Francisco Carlos Faria Lobato
The epsilon toxin, produced by Clostridium perfringens, is responsible for enterotoxemia in ruminants and is a potential bioterrorism agent. In the present study, 15 regions of the toxin were recognized by antibodies present in the serum, with different immunodominance scales, and may be antigen determinants that can be used to formulate subunit vaccines.
February 3, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222826/fetal-and-neonatal-exposure-to-trans-fatty-acids-impacts-on-susceptibility-to-atherosclerosis-in-apo-e-3-leiden-mice
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Louise Gates, Simon C Langley-Evans, Jana Kraft, Adam L Lock, Andrew M Salter
Nutrition during pregnancy can impact on the susceptibility of the offspring to CVD. Postnatal consumption of trans-fatty acids (TFA), associated with partially hydrogenated vegetable oil (PHVO), increases the risk of atherosclerosis, whereas evidence for those TFA associated with ruminant-derived dairy products and meat remain equivocal. In this study, we investigate the impact of maternal consumption of dietary PHVO (P) and ruminant milk fat (R) on the development of atherosclerosis in their offspring, using the transgenic apoE*3 Leiden mouse...
February 22, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222821/using-long-term-averted-goats-for-selective-grazing-in-olive-groves
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E Albanell, C L Manuelian, M Rovai, A A K Salama, G Caja
Conditioned taste aversion (CTA) is a useful tool to modify animal feed preferences, allowing the implementation of selective grazing to control weeds in tree orchards without damaging the trees or affecting fruit production. LiCl is commonly used for inducing CTA. However, studies investigating the long-term persistence of CTA by LiCl in small ruminants are scarce. With this aim, we evaluated the efficiency of two LiCl doses (AV1 and AV2, 175 and 200 mg/kg BW, respectively) and a control (C, 0 mg/kg BW) for averting non-lactating dairy goats (n=15) to olive tree leaves...
February 22, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222182/epidemiological-tracing-of-bovine-tuberculosis-in-switzerland-multilocus-variable-number-of-tandem-repeat-analysis-of-mycobacterium-bovis-and-mycobacterium-caprae
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Giovanni Ghielmetti, Simone Scherrer, Ute Friedel, Daniel Frei, Dominique Suter, Lukas Perler, Max M Wittenbrink
BACKGROUND: After 15 years of absence, in 2013 bovine tuberculosis (bTB), caused by Mycobacterium (M.) bovis and M. caprae, reemerged in the Swiss dairy cattle population. In order to identify the sources of infection as well as the spread of the agents, molecular-epidemiologic tracing by MIRU-VNTR analysis in combination with spoligotyping was performed. A total of 17 M. bovis and 7 M. caprae isolates were cultured from tuberculous bovine lymph nodes and analyzed with a set of 49 genetic markers by using automated capillary electrophoresis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221926/evaluation-of-selected-nutrients-and-contaminants-in-distillers-grains-from-ethanol-production-in-texas
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Kyung-Min Lee, Timothy J Herrman, Lynn Post
This article contains the results of the evaluation of distillers grain (DG) coproducts from different ethanol plants around the United States and supplemented in animal diets in Texas, based on samples analyzed from 2008 to 2014. The samples were assessed for concentration, occurrence, and prevalence of selected nutrients and contaminants. Protein and sulfur contents of DG were largely different between maize and sorghum coproducts, as well as wet distillers grain with solubles (WDGS) and dried distillers grain with solubles (DDGS), indicating a significant effect of grain feedstock and dry grind process stream on DG composition and quality...
September 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221907/salmonella-presence-in-mandibular-mesenteric-and-subiliac-lymph-nodes-collected-from-sheep-and-goats-in-the-united-states
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Keelyn E Hanlon, Markus F Miller, Lacey M Guillen, Mindy M Brashears
Even though often underappreciated in the United States, meat derived from goats and lambs is a valuable global commodity. Although extensive studies have been conducted examining pathogen prevalence in beef, pork, and poultry species, less research is available about pathogen presence in small ruminants. Understanding the presence of Salmonella in small ruminants can influence processing method improvements for these species to minimize food safety risks. The objective of this study was to establish the Salmonella presence in lymph nodes from sheep (n = 311) and goats (n =357) in the United States...
November 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220089/emotion-regulation-therapy-a-mechanism-targeted-treatment-for-disorders-of-distress
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Megan E Renna, Jean M Quintero, David M Fresco, Douglas S Mennin
"Distress disorders," which include generalized anxiety disorder and major depression are often highly comorbid with each other and appear to be characterized by common temperamental features that reflect heightened sensitivity to underlying motivational systems related to threat/safety and reward/loss. Further, individuals with distress disorders tend to utilize self-referential processes (e.g., worry, rumination, self-criticism) in a maladaptive attempt to respond to motivationally relevant distress, often resulting in suboptimal contextual learning...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219521/butyrate-influences-intracellular-levels-of-adenine-and-adenine-derivatives-in-the-fungus-penicillium-restrictum
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Christoph Zutz, Yi Ming Chiang, Bettina Faehnrich, Markus Bacher, Roland Hellinger, Bernhard Kluger, Martin Wagner, Joseph Strauss, Kathrin Rychli
Butyrate, a small fatty acid, has an important role in the colon of ruminants and mammalians including the inhibition of inflammation and the regulation of cell proliferation. There is also growing evidence that butyrate is influencing the histone structure in mammalian cells by inhibition of histone deacetylation. Butyrate shows furthermore an antimicrobial activity against fungi, yeast and bacteria, which is linked to its toxicity at a high concentration. In fungi there are indications that butyrate induces the production of secondary metabolites potentially via inhibition of histone deacetylases...
April 2017: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219468/in-situ-and-in-vitro-ruminal-starch-degradation-of-grains-from-different-rye-triticale-and-barley-genotypes
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J Krieg, N Seifried, H Steingass, M Rodehutscord
In recent years, advances in plant breeding were achieved, which potentially led to modified nutritional values of cereal grains. The present study was conducted in order to obtain a broad overview of ruminal digestion kinetics of rye, triticale and barley grains, and to highlight differences between the grain species. In total, 20 genotypes of each grain species were investigated using in situ and in vitro methods. Samples were ground (2 mm), weighed into polyester bags, and incubated in situ 1 to 48 h in three ruminally cannulated lactating dairy cows...
February 21, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
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