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Metabolomics Reveal the "Invisible" Responses of Spinach Plants Exposed to CeO2 Nanoparticles.

Environ Sci Technol 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Engineered nanoparticle (NP) with activities that mimic antioxidant enzymes have good prospects in agriculture because they can increase photosynthesis and improve stress tolerance. Here, the interaction between cerium oxide NPs with spinach plants (Spinacia oleraceae) was investigated by integrating phenotypic and metabolomic analyses. Soil grown four-week-old spinach plants were foliar exposed for three weeks to CeO2 NPs at 0, 0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.9b00593DOI Listing

Mechanism of Selective Ion Removal in Membrane Capacitive Deionization for Water Softening.

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Li Wang Shihong Lin

Environ Sci Technol 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Capacitive deionization (CDI) is an emerging technology selective removal of ions from water. While many studies have reported chemically tailored electrodes for selective ion removal, the selective removal of divalent cations (i.e. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.9b00655DOI Listing

Association of Exposure to Ambient Fine Particulate Matter Constituents With Semen Quality Among Men Attending a Fertility Center in China.

Environ Sci Technol 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) exposure has been linked to decreased semen quality, but the associations between PM2.5 constituent exposures and semen quality remain unknown. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.8b06942DOI Listing

Cyclic Change of Fatty Acid Composition in Meibum During the Menstrual Cycle.

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2019 Apr;60(5):1724-1733

Department of Ophthalmology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, United States.

Purpose: To evaluate the fatty acid (FA) composition in the meibum of pre- and postmenopausal women and age-matched men.

Methods: This prospective study involved 24 healthy subjects; six premenopausal women in their 30s with a regular menstrual cycle (young-female [yF] group), six postmenopausal women in their 60s (elderly-female [eF] group), and 12 age-matched men (i.e. Read More

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April 2019
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Visual Acuity in Pathological Myopia Is Correlated With the Photoreceptor Myoid and Ellipsoid Zone Thickness and Affected by Choroid Thickness.

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2019 Apr;60(5):1714-1723

School of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China.

Purpose: To quantify the thickness of the outer retinal sublayers and choroid in pathological myopia and examine associations between these factors and best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA).

Methods: The cohort was composed of 21 eyes with emmetropia and 70 eyes with high myopia (49 simple high myopia; 21 pathological myopia). Optical coherence tomography images were segmented to determine macular thicknesses of the choroid and the following outer retinal sublayers: outer plexiform layer (OPL), Henle fiber layer and outer nuclear layer (HFL + ONL), myoid and ellipsoid zone (MEZ), outer segment of photoreceptors (OS), and interdigitation zone and RPE/Bruch complex (IZ + RPE). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.18-26086DOI Listing

Progesterone Application to the Rat Forehead Produces Corneal Antinociception.

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2019 Apr;60(5):1706-1713

Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, University of New England, Biddeford, Maine, United States.

Purpose: Ocular pain and discomfort are the most defining symptoms of dry eye disease. We determined the ability of topical progesterone to affect corneal sensitivity and brainstem processing of nociceptive inputs.

Methods: Progesterone or vehicle gel was applied to the shaved forehead in male Sprague Dawley rats. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.18-26049DOI Listing

Transcriptional Regulation of Early Growth Response Gene-1 (EGR1) is Associated with Progression of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in Patients with Insulin Resistance.

Med Sci Monit 2019 Apr 23;25:2293-3004. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery, The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China (mainland).

BACKGROUND The occurrence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is closely related to type 2 diabetes, especially in patients with insulin resistance. The purpose of this research was to elucidate the major genes and transcriptional regulation of insulin resistance in the progression of NAFLD. MATERIAL AND METHODS We downloaded the gene expression matrix of GSE89632 from Gene Expression Omnibus. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12659/MSM.914044DOI Listing

Into the deep blue sea: A review of the safety of recreational diving in people with diabetes mellitus.

Eur J Sport Sci 2019 Apr 23:1-16. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

a Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and Diabetes Center, First Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AHEPA University Hospital , Thessaloniki , Greece.

People with diabetes, particularly those being insulin treated, have been for many years considered ineligible for diving, because of the high risk of adverse events. Blood glucose levels tend to decline during diving, probably because of changes in insulin requirements and resistance, due to increased physical activity and effects of hyperbaric environment on glucose tolerance. Strict adherence to safety protocols, in conjunction with optimal physical status, lack of diabetic complications (especially impaired awareness of hypoglycaemia) and satisfactory baseline glycaemic control, seem to minimise the risk of complications during diving. Read More

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April 2019
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The Shifting Architecture of Cognition and Brain Function in Older Adulthood.

Perspect Psychol Sci 2019 Apr 23:1745691619827511. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

2 Department of Psychology, York University.

Cognitive aging is often described in the context of loss or decline. Emerging research suggests that the story is more complex, with older adults showing both losses and gains in cognitive ability. With increasing age, declines in controlled, or fluid, cognition occur in the context of gains in crystallized knowledge of oneself and the world. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1745691619827511DOI Listing

The effect of acute caffeine ingestion on upper and lower body anaerobic exercise performance.

Eur J Sport Sci 2019 Apr 23:1-8. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

a Centre for Sport, Exercise and Life Sciences , Coventry University , Coventry , UK.

The current study examined the effect of acute caffeine ingestion on mean and peak power production, fatigue index and rating of perceived exertion (RPE) during upper body and lower body Wingate anaerobic test (WANT) performance. Using a double-blind design, 22 males undertook one upper body and one lower body WANT, 60 min following ingestion of caffeine (5 mg*kg) and one upper body and one lower body WANT following ingestion of placebo (5 mg*kg Dextrose). Peak power was significantly higher (P = . Read More

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Immobilization of polyphosphoesters on poly(ether ether ketone) (PEEK) for facilitating mineral coating.

J Biomater Sci Polym Ed 2019 Apr 23:1-15. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

a Department of Chemistry and Materials Engineering; Faculty of Chemistry, Materials and Bioengineering , Kansai University , 3-3-35 Yamate-cho , Suita-shi , Osaka 564-8680 , Japan.

Poly(ether ether ketone) (PEEK) is an alternative material to metals for orthopedic applications. However, the compatibility of PEEK with hard tissues needs to be improved. To address this issue, this study proposes a novel technique for PEEK surface modifications. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09205063.2019.1595305DOI Listing

Seasonality of the Water-Soluble Inorganic Ion Composition and Water Uptake Behavior of Urban Grime.

Environ Sci Technol 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Impervious surfaces, especially in urban environments, are coated with a film composed of a complex mixture of substances, referred to as urban grime. Despite its ubiquity, the factors that dictate urban grime composition are still not well understood. Here, we present the first study of the seasonal variation in composition of water-soluble inorganic ions present in urban grime, performed by analysing samples collected in Toronto for 4-week intervals over the course of a year. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.9b00532DOI Listing

Time Value of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Life Cycle Assessment and Techno-Economic Analysis.

Environ Sci Technol 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Life cycle assessment is a fundamental tool used to evaluate the environmental impact of products. Standard life cycle assessment methodology ignores the impact of greenhouse gases relative to when they are emitted. In this paper we present a method for leveraging the social cost of greenhouse gases to account for the temporal impacts of emissions in life cycle assessment and techno-economics. Read More

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April 2019
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Driving factors of agricultural virtual water trade between China and the Belt and Road countries.

Environ Sci Technol 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

China proposed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), an unprecedented development strategy in terms of scope and scale, to increase the connectivity with the rest of the world by infrastructure development and trade activities. Recently, more attention has been directed to the environmental implications of the international trade activities under this initiative, which contributes to the development of a green, i.e. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.9b00093DOI Listing

Methodological Characteristics of Clinical Trials: Impact of Mandatory Trial Registration.

J Pharm Pharm Sci 2019 ;22(1):131-141

Department of Pharmacology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

Purpose: Numerous studies across multiple specialties have evaluated the impact of trial registration on quality of study reports and found significant improvements over several domains. However, the impact of mandatory trial registration on the quality of clinical trial protocols remains hitherto unexplored.

Methods: We carried out a retrospective cohort study of clinical trial applications submitted to drug regulatory authority of India for initial review with the objective of comparing methodological characteristics of their protocols. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.18433/jpps30360DOI Listing
January 2019

Analysis of the Association Between Polymorphisms within PAI-1 and ACE genes and Ischemic Stroke Outcome After rt-PA Therapy.

J Pharm Pharm Sci 2019 ;22(1):142-149

Institute of Human Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Purpose: Treatment of Ischemic stroke (IS) in acute phase is based on the use of thrombolytic rt-PA therapy. We aimed to determine whether different alleles and genotypes of I/D ACE gene and 4G/5G PAI-1 gene polymorphisms may influence outcome of rt-PA therapy in patients with IS and the occurrence of haemorrhagic transformation (HT).

Methods: Our study included 94 consecutive patients with IS treated with rt-PA. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.18433/jpps30339DOI Listing
January 2019

Management of acute cholecystitis in high-risk patients.

J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Department of Surgery. Hospital, Universitario de Salamanca, Paseo de San Vicente, 88-132, 37007, Salamanca, Spain.

The new flowchart for the management of acute cholecystitis proposed by Okamoto and colleagues does consider not only the grade of cholecystitis but also makes an effort to quantify the surgical risk, of decision making, for the patients. The point is whether or not the tools selected for risk assessment, Charlson comorbidity index (CCI) and the American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status (ASA-PS), may offer the best approach to quantify risk. Although CCI has been evaluated for predicting in-hospital mortality, it was designed and widely used for estimating the relationship between life expectancy or long-term mortality and clinical past history, rather than estimating surgical risk. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jhbp.629DOI Listing

Structural and functional characterization of β -glycoprotein I domain 1 in anti-melanoma cell migration.

Cancer Sci 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.

We previously found that circulating β -glycoprotein I inhibits human endothelial cell migration, proliferation, and angiogenesis via diverse mechanisms. In the present study, we investigated the antitumor activities of β -glycoprotein I using structure-function analysis and mapped the critical region within the β -glycoprotein I peptide sequence that mediates anticancer effects. We constructed recombinant cDNA and purified different β -glycoprotein I polypeptide domains using a baculovirus expression system. Read More

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Comparison of Water-Assisted Decontamination Systems of Pulsed Light and Ultraviolet for Salmonella Inactivation on Blueberry, Tomato, and Lettuce.

J Food Sci 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Dept. of Animal and Food Sciences, Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE, 19716, U.S.A.

Fresh produce are vulnerable to pathogens during pre- and postharvest stages. Most fresh vegetable and fruits are consumed directly or merely washed with chlorine. We investigated two emerging decontamination technologies, pulse light (PL) and ultraviolet (UV), in combination with washing (referred as water-assisted PL [WPL] and water-assisted UV [WUV]). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1750-3841.14510DOI Listing

Mangosteen Vinegar Rind from Garcinia mangostana Prevents High-Fat Diet and Streptozotocin-Induced Type II Diabetes Nephropathy and Apoptosis.

J Food Sci 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Biomedical Sciences, School of Allied Health Sciences, Walailak Univ., Nakhon Si Thammarat, 80161, Thailand.

Type II diabetes (T2D) nephropathy, a major cause of end-stage kidney disease, progresses and develops from oxidative stress. Natural polyphenols can protect the kidney from diabetic nephropathy exerting antioxidant activities. The present approach enumerates the reno-protective and anti-apoptotic effects of mangosteen vinegar rind (MVR, a phenolic aqueous extract) against high-fat diet (5 g/day up to five weeks)-/streptozotocin (single ip, dose 30 mg/kgBW)-induced T2D nephropathy of albino mice. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1750-3841.14511DOI Listing

Effects of Cholesterol Extraction Process and Fat and Whey Protein Additions on Ice Cream Mixes.

J Food Sci 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Facultad de Ciencias Bioquímicas y Farmacéuticas-CONICET, Univ. Nacional de Rosario (UNR), Rosario, 2000, Argentina.

The aim of this work was to evaluate the cholesterol extraction process in ice cream mixes (ICMs) by using β-cyclodextrin (βCD) and to analyze the effect of this extraction on the ICM rheological, stability, and sensory characteristics. The effects of fat and whey protein (WP) additions on ICM stability were also evaluated. The maximum percentage obtained for cholesterol extraction was 93. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1750-3841.14513DOI Listing

Lipolysis and Oxidation in Ultra-High Temperature Milk Depend on Sampling Month, Storage Duration, and Temperature.

J Food Sci 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Dept. of Molecular Sciences, Swedish Univ. of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden.

During storage, some factors (for example, storage duration and temperature) can affect milk stability and consumer acceptability. Thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARSs), lipid classes, and fatty acid profiles in stored ultra-high temperature (UHT) milk were analyzed to assess the effects of storage time and temperature on lipid oxidation and lipolysis. With storage duration up to 12 months, the milk fat phase was separated and showed high levels of oxidation and lipolysis, manifested as increased levels of TBARS and free fatty acids. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1750-3841.14514DOI Listing

Subcritical Fluid Extraction of Antioxidant Phenolic Compounds from Pistachio (Pistacia vera L.) Nuts: Experiments, Modeling, and Optimization.

J Food Sci 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales (UNC), Inst. Multidisciplinario de Biología Vegetal (IMBIV), Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Univ. Nacional de Córdoba (UNC), Av. Vélez Sarsfield 1611, Córdoba, Argentina.

A process to obtain phenolic compounds with antioxidant properties from pistachio nuts using water/ethanol mixture under high temperature and pressure conditions was carried out. To optimize extraction conditions and antioxidant activity of bioactive compounds, theoretical models were scanned against experimental data. Phenolic profile was dominated by several flavonoids and gallic acid derivatives. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1750-3841.14507DOI Listing

Lycopene Ameliorated Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Type 2 Diabetic Rats.

J Food Sci 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Dept. of Nutrition, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-Sen Univ., No.74, 2nd Yat-Sen Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510080, China.

We aim to study the antioxidative and anti-inflammatory effects of lycopene on type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) rats, anticipating a complementary strategy for the prevention of long-term complications of T2DM. In this study, rats with streptozotocin-induced diabetes were divided into four groups, receiving a 10-week lycopene intervention: DM, DM + low dose of lycopene (L), DM + medium dose of lycopene (M), and DM + high dose of lycopene (H) group with 0, 5, 10, and 15 mg/kg BW lycopene, respectively. At the end of intervention, fasted blood glucose (FBG) level, oxidative stress indicators, including glycosylated hemoglobin (GHb), glycosylated low-density lipoprotein, oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1750-3841.14505DOI Listing

Intratumoral delivery of M-CSF by calcium crosslinked polymer micelles enhances cancer immunotherapy.

Biomater Sci 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Key Laboratory of Organ Regeneration and Transplantation of Ministry of Education, Institute of Immunology, The First Hospital, Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin, China. and International Center of Future Science, Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin, China and National-local Joint Engineering Laboratory of Animal Models for Human Diseases, Changchun, Jilin, China and State Key Laboratory of Supramolecular Structure and Materials, Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin, China.

Immunotherapy has shown promising results in multiple malignancies. However, there are still significant challenges in cancer immunotherapy including the powerful immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment and adverse off-target side effects. Nanomaterials with defined physico-biochemical properties are versatile drug delivery platforms that may address these key technical challenges faced by cancer immunotherapy. Read More

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Methods of synthesis, properties and biomedical applications of polyhydroxyalkanoates: a review.

J Biomater Sci Polym Ed 2019 Apr 23:1-18. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

a "Evaluation and Conservation of Cultural Heritage" Research Group, National Institute for Research and Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry, ICECHIM, Bucharest, Romania.

This study aims to provide an overview of the main polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) used in medical applications. In this review, it has been demonstrated that the properties of PHAs can be controlled both by varying the concentration of units in the copolymer and the substrate for PHA production. Another way of controlling the mechanical properties of PHAs is varying the 3HV content, such as the case of P(3HB-co-3HV). Read More

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April 2019
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Equal palliative care for patients with COPD? A nationwide register study.

Ups J Med Sci 2019 Apr 23:1-8. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

g Department of Research and Development , Region Halland , Sweden.

Background: Although chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a life-limiting disease with a significant symptom burden, the patients are more often referred to nursing homes (NH), than to specialist palliative care (SPC) at the end of life (EOL). This study aimed to compare patients with COPD in SPC with those in NH and to compare the care provided.

Methods: A national register study was carried out where the Swedish National Airway Register and the Swedish Register of Palliative Care were merged. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009734.2019.1586803DOI Listing

Validating the Sedentary Sphere method in children: Does wrist or accelerometer brand matter?

J Sports Sci 2019 Apr 23:1-9. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

a Physical Activity Exchange, Research Institute of Sport and Exercise Sciences , Liverpool John Moores University , Liverpool , UK.

This study aimed to validate the Sedentary Sphere posture classification method from wrist-worn accelerometers in children. Twenty-seven 9-10-year-old children wore ActiGraph GT9X (AG) and GENEActiv (GA) accelerometers on both wrists, and activPAL on the thigh while completing prescribed activities: five sedentary activities, standing with a phone, walking (criterion for all 7: observation) and 10-min free-living play (criterion: activPAL). In an independent sample, 21 children wore AG and GA accelerometers on the non-dominant wrist and activPAL for two days of free-living. Read More

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April 2019
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Aging Significantly Affects Mobility and Contaminant-mobilizing Ability of Nanoplastics in Saturated Loamy Sand.

Environ Sci Technol 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Plastic debris, in particular, microplastics and nanoplastics, is becoming an emerging class of pollutants of global concern. Aging can significantly affect the physicochemical properties of plastics, and therefore, may influence the fate, transport and effects of these materials. Here, we show that aging by UV or O3 exposure drastically enhanced the mobility and contaminant-mobilizing ability of spherical polystyrene nanoplastics (PSNPs, 487. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.9b00787DOI Listing

Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the United States Food System: Current and Healthy Diet Scenarios.

Environ Sci Technol 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy , Tufts University , Boston , Massachusetts 02111 , United States.

We estimate the impact on greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) of shifting from the current average United States diet to four alternative diets that meet the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). In contrast to prior studies, which rely on process-based life-cycle-analysis GHGE estimates from the literature for particular food items, we combine a diet model, an environmentally extended input-output model of energy use in the U.S. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.8b06828DOI Listing

The pattern of cell-to-cell transfer of microRNA by gap junction and its effect on the proliferation of glioma cells.

Cancer Sci 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Department of Pharmacology, Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, 510080, China.

microRNA is expected to be a novel therapeutic tool for tumors. Gap junctions facilitate the transfer of microRNA, which exerts biological effects on tumor cells. However, the length of microRNA that can pass through certain gap junctions that are composed of specific connexin remains unknown. Read More

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April 2019
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IDO1 promoter hypomethylation is associated with a poor prognosis in patients with esophageal cancer.

Cancer Sci 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1-1-1 Honjo, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto, 860-8556, Japan.

Indoleamine 2, 3-dioxygenase 1 (IDO1) is a primary enzyme that generates immunosuppressive metabolites. IDO1 plays a major role in tumor immunology and is a potential immune-based therapeutic target. We have reported that IDO1 protein expression was associated with an unfavorable clinical outcome in esophageal cancer. Read More

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Long Non-Coding RNA ZFAS1 as a Novel Potential Biomarker for Predicting the Prognosis of Thyroid Cancer.

Med Sci Monit 2019 Apr 23;25:2984-2992. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Department of Thyroid Vascular Surgery, Jingzhou Central Hospital, The Second Clinical Medical College, Yangtze University, Jingzhou, Hubei, China (mainland).

BACKGROUND Thyroid cancer is a type of endocrine cancers with rapidly increased incidence. Recent studies have indicated long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) played crucial roles in thyroid cancer tumorigenesis and progression. However, the roles of most lncRNAs in thyroid cancer were still unclear. Read More

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Testing the deconditioning hypothesis of low back pain: A study in 1182 older women.

Eur J Sport Sci 2019 Apr 23:1-7. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

a Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences , Deakin University , Geelong , Australia.

This study assessed the deconditioning hypothesis of low back pain (LBP) by examining physical function in relation to LBP and self-reported physical activity in women. This cross-sectional study recruited a representative population-based sample of females aged greater than 60 years. In total, 1182 women were included in the study and completed questionnaires (physical activity and LBP intensity) and functional testing (countermovement jump, chair rise, gait speed and grip strength). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2019.1606942DOI Listing

Co-Transplantation of Human Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Human Neural Stem Cells Improves the Outcome in Rats with Spinal Cord Injury.

Cell Transplant 2019 Apr 23:963689719844525. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

1 Department of Orthopaedics, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan, China.

Neural stem cells (NSCs) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are promising graft materials for cell therapies in spinal cord injury (SCI) models. Previous studies have demonstrated that MSCs can regulate the microenvironment of NSCs and promote their survival rate. Furthermore, several studies indicate that MSCs can reduce stem cell transplantation-linked tumor formation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0963689719844525DOI Listing

Preparative isolation and purification of steroidal glycoalkaloid from the ripe berries of Solanum nigrum L. by preparative HPLC-MS and ultra high performance liquid chromatography time-of-flight-MS/MS and its anti-non-small cell lung tumours effects in vitro and in vivo.

J Sep Sci 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Capital Medical University, Beijing, P. R. China.

Overcoming epidermal growth factor receptor resistance is a critical problem that needs to be solved in clinical practice. Drugs that downregulate the fatty acid synthase-epidermal growth factor receptor will become novel treatments for non-small cell lung cancer. Solanum nigrum, extracted with water at 4°C, shows strong cytotoxic activity and inhibits tumour growth in Lewis tumour bearing-mice in a dose-dependent manner. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jssc.201801165DOI Listing

Fast determination of 14 mycotoxins in chestnut by dispersive solid-phase extraction coupled with ultra-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry.

J Sep Sci 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Institute of Agricultural Quality Standards and Testing Technology Research, Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Jinan, P. R. China.

A dispersive solid-phase extraction coupled with ultra-performance liquid chromatography-MS/MS method was developed and validated for the simultaneous determination of T-2 toxin, penicillic acid, fumonisins B , B , and B , aflatoxins B , B , G , and G , ochratoxin A, deoxynivalenol, 3-acetyldeoxynivalenol, 15-acetyldeoxynivalenol, and zearalenone in chestnut samples. The method was used to analyse 136 samples obtained from Shandong province in China. The mycotoxins were extracted using a dispersive solid-phase extraction method and cleaned using an improved quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe approach. Read More

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Three phase hollow-fiber liquid-phase microextraction based on deep eutectic solvent as acceptor phase for extraction and preconcentration of main active compounds in a traditional Chinese medicinal formula.

J Sep Sci 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

School of Pharmacy, Shanxi Medical University, Taiyuan, 030001, P. R. China.

A three phase hollow-fiber liquid-phase microextraction based on deep eutectic solvent as acceptor phase was developed and coupled with HPLC for the simultaneous extraction, enrichment, and determination of main active compounds (hesperidin, honokiol, shikonin, magnolol, emodin, and β,β'-dimethylacrylshikonin) in a traditional Chinese medicinal formula. In this procedure, two hollow fibers, impregnated with n-heptanol:n-nonanol (7:3, v/v) mixture in wall pores as the extraction phase and a combination (9:1, v/v) of methyltrioctylammonium chloride-glycerol (1:3, n/n) and methanol in lumen as the acceptor phase, were immersed in the aqueous sample phase. The target analytes in the sample solution were first extracted through the organic phase, and further back-extracted to the acceptor phase during the stirring process. Read More

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Functional efficacy analysis of Angelica gigas Nakai on chicken myoblast cells through cell-based in vitro assay.

Anim Sci J 2019 Apr 22. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Institute of Green-Bio Science and Technology, Seoul National University, Pyeongchang, Gangwon, Korea.

The value-added products in livestock industry is one of the key issues in order to maximize the revenue and to create a new business model. Numerous studies have suggested application of herbal plants as feed additives to increase health, productivity, and/or high-quality product in livestock. In this study, the first experiment was designed to develop in vitro evaluation system by using primary chicken myoblast (pCM) cells isolated from pectoralis major of 10-day-old male embryos. Read More

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Characterizing Proteins in their Cellular Environment: Examples of recent advances in quantitative fluorescence microscopy.

Protein Sci 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Department of Biological Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180.

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Effectiveness-based innovation or efficiency-based innovation? Trade-off and antecedents under the goal of ecological total-factor energy efficiency in China.

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Baolong Yuan

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

School of Business, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha, 410004, People's Republic of China.

Pursuing innovation effect or efficiency is an important trade-off that Chinese local governments need to face in the process of developing economy and protecting the environment. From the perspective of the policy portfolio, we employ the industrial panel data of 30 provinces in China during 2000-2015 to analyze the impacts of effectiveness-based innovation and efficiency-based innovation on ecological total-factor energy efficiency (ETFEE), and further analyze the effects of command-and-control, market-based and voluntary environmental regulations on innovation. The findings reveal that (1) both effectiveness-based innovation and efficiency-based innovation have significant promoting effects on ETFEE. Read More

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April 2019
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Epoxiconazole exposure affects terpenoid profiles of oilseed rape plantlets based on a targeted metabolomic approach.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

General and Organic Chemistry, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, University of Liège (ULiège), 5030, Gembloux, Belgium.

Epoxiconazole is a broad-spectrum fungicide described as highly persistent in soil and as such can be considered as an abiotic agent like other problematic agrochemicals. Furthermore, the plant phenotyping tool involving non-invasive monitoring of plant-emitted volatile organic compounds (VOCs) may be useful in the identification of metabolic markers for abiotic stress. We therefore decided to profile the VOCs from secondary metabolism of oilseed rape through a dose-response experiment under several epoxiconazole concentrations (0, 0. Read More

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Temporal variations of atmospheric benzene and its health effects in Tehran megacity (2010-2013).

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 22. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

The main aims of the present research were (1) investigation of the temporal trends of atmospheric benzene concentrations in Tehran city during the period 2010 to 2013 and (2) assessment of carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic health risks of inhalation exposure to benzene. For the first objective, the data of ambient air benzene concentrations were derived from 15 air quality monitoring stations (AQMSs) in Tehran during the years 2010 to 2013 and they were temporally investigated after data cleaning and missing data imputation. The excess lifetime cancer risk (ELCR) and hazard quotient (HQ) were estimated to reveal the carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic health effects of exposure to ambient benzene. Read More

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The control of corruption and energy efficiency relationship: an empirical note.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 22. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Faculty of Business, Multimedia University, 75450, Melaka, Malaysia.

This study aims at exploring the impact of corruption control on energy efficiency in 60 countries categorized by income: lower middle (LMI), upper middle (UMI), and high (HI). Panel methodology was utilized taking the period of 2000-2017. As cross-sectional dependence is confirmed among the tested equations, the Pesaran (J Appl Econ 22(2):265-312, 2007) unit root test and the augmented mean group estimator proposed by Eberhardt and Teal (2010) were utilized to overcome this matter. Read More

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Correction to: Are soils beneath coniferous tree stands more acidic than soils beneath deciduous tree stands?

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 22. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA.

Fig. 1. was amended to reduce the size of the map and improve formatting of the manuscript. Read More

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How to preserve and handle fish liver samples to conserve RNA integrity.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 22. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Department of Biological and Environmental Science, University of Jyväskylä, P.O. Box 35, FI-40014, Jyväskylän yliopisto, Finland.

As transcriptomic studies are becoming more and more common, it is important to ensure that the RNA used in the analyses is of good quality. The RNA integrity may be compromised by storage temperature or freeze-thaw cycles, but these have not been well studied in poikilothermic fishes. This work studied the effects of tissue storage time and temperature, and freeze-thaw cycles of tissue and extracted RNA on RNA integrity in brown trout (Salmo trutta L. Read More

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Methods for monitoring construction off-road vehicle emissions: a critical review for identifying deficiencies and directions.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 22. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Penrith, NSW, 2751, Australia.

The paper reviews the existing applications of sensing technologies for measuring construction off-road vehicle emissions (COVE) such as earthmoving equipment. The current literature presented different measurement methods and reported the results of utilisation of new technologies for measuring COVE. However, previous papers used different technology applications covering only a part of the monitoring process with its own limitations. Read More

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Inhibiting effects of flue gas desulfurization gypsum on soil phosphorus loss in Chongming Dongtan, southeastern China.

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He Kun Li Xiaoping

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 22. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal University, Shanghai, 200062, China.

To explore the possibility of using flue gas desulfurization gypsum (FGDG) for inhibiting phosphorus (P) loss due to agricultural runoff, a 3-year study was performed in the farmlands of Chongming Dongtan between 2012 and 2015. Five different quantities of FGDG were used to treat the soil, and the effects of different treatments on the characteristics of soil P and crop growth were investigated. The results showed that 2 years after application of FGDG, the soil density at a depth of 0-10 cm decreased by 4. Read More

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Identification and characterization of plant growth-promoting endophyte RE02 from Trifolium repens L. in mining smelter.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 22. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

School of Energy and Environmental Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, 100083, China.

Endophyte-assisted phytoremediation is considered to be an effective approach for bioremediation of heavy metal-contaminated soil; however, few information is available on Trifolium repens L. and its endophytes to remediate heavy metal-polluted soils. In this study, heavy metal-resistant endophytes were isolated from T. Read More

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Enhancing the effectiveness of zinc, cadmium, and lead phytoextraction in polluted soils by using amendments and microorganisms.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2019 Apr 22. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Division of Agricultural Physics, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 110 012, India.

For remediating polluted soils, phytoextraction of metals received considerable attention in recent years, although slow removal of metals remained a major constraint in this approach. We, therefore, studied the effect of selected organic and inorganic amendments on the solubility of zinc (Zn), cadmium (Cd), and lead (Pb) in polluted soil and enhancing the efficacy of phytoextraction of these metals by Indian mustard (Brassica juncea cv. Pusa Vijay). Read More

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