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  1. TOTAL CHOLESTEROL, HIGH DENSITY LIPOPROTEINS (HDL AND CORTISOL PLASMA LEVELS, AND THEIR BIORHYTMICITY, IN 24 HOURS, THROUGHOUT YEAR, IN IDEAL-POLWARTH RAMS NÍVEIS PLASMÁTICOS DE COLESTEROL TOTAL, LIPOPROTEÍNAS DE ALTA DENSIDADE (HDL E CORTISOL, E SUA BIORRITMICIDADE, EM CARNEIROS IDEAL-POLWARTH

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    Alcides de Amorim Ramos

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available To evaluate the mean plasma concentrations of total cholesterol (TC, high density lipoproteins (HDL and cortisol, blood samples were collected of five Ideal-Polwarth rams, maintained at 22?53’S latitude, in semi-confinement, every two months throughout the year, by 24h period, with 2-hour intervals between colects. The TC, changed 40.70?1,11mg/dL (April and 61.48?1,11mg/dL (December, between months, while HDL changed 22.16?0.23mg/dL (December as 33.40?0.23mg/dL (February, but not make evident a circannual rhythm in this levels. The TC presented the lowest value at 16:30h (50.40?1.57mg/dL and the highest value at 8:30h collect (54.67?1.57mg/dL; the HDL lowest level was at 10:30h (27.04?0.33mg/dL and the highest level also at 8:30h collect (28.49?0.33mg/dL, however without permit circadian rhythm determination in your plasma concentrations. Similarly, the cortisol plasma concentrations, between collect months, presents variable, however without demonstrate circadian rhythm in this hormone secretion. In relation to different collection’s moments, throughout months, it wasn’t possible to define, by statistical analysis, a circadian rhythm of cortisol secretion. KEY WORDS: Ovine, adrenal hormone, biochemistry metabolites, circadian rhythm. Visando avaliar as concentrações médias de colesterol total (CT, lipoproteínas de alta densidade (HDL e cortisol plasmáticos, foram colhidas amostras de sangue de cinco carneiros Ideal-Polwarth, alocados em latitude 22°53’S, em regime de semiconfinamento, a cada dois meses, ao longo de um ano, com as colheitas em um período de 24 horas, e intervalos de duas horas entre elas. O CT oscilou entre 40,70±1,11mg/dL (abril e 61,48±1,11mg/dL (dezembro, entre os meses, enquanto HDL variou de 22,16±0,23mg/dL (dezembro a 33,40±0,23mg/dL (fevereiro, mas não evidenciando um ritmo circanual em seus níveis. O CT apresentou seu valor mínimo na colheita das 16h30min (50,40±1,57mg/dL e o máximo às 8h30min

  2. Sistemas de producción de fresa de altas densidades.

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    Ramírez Gómez, Humberto

    2011-01-01

    En México se produce fresa con alta tecnología pero existe escasa investigación sobre la productividad de la fresa en sistemas hidropónicos con altas densidades. El presente estudio se realizó con la finalidad de evaluar la fisiología, rendimiento, calidad y rentabilidad de la fresa de altas densidades en cuatro sistemas hidropónicos. Los tratamientos estudiados fueron: bolsas individuales (BI), vertical con tres tubos (V3T), vertical con cuatro tubos (V4T) y vertical con macetas hidropónicas...

  3. Transferencia "in vitro" de colesteril-oleato entre as lipoproteinas plasmaticas de alta e baixa densidade mediada pela proteina de transferencia de ester de colesterol : efeitos de modificações quimicas nas lipoproteinas de baixa densidade

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    Lucia Nassi Castilho

    1996-01-01

    Resumo: O transporte reverso de colesterol é um dos mecanismos que podem explicar a relação inversa entre os níveis plasmáticos de lipoproteínas de alta densidade (HDL) e a incidência de doença aterosclerótica no homem. Por esse processo, o colesterol dos tecidos periféricos, inclusive da parede arterial, é removido das membranas celulares pelas HDL, esterificado pela lecitina colesterol-aciltransferase e, posteriormente, captado pelo figado (transporte reverso direto de colesterol). O coles...

  4. Waist circumference is better associated with high density lipoprotein (HDL-c than with body mass index (BMI in adults with metabolic syndrome Circunferencia de la cintura es mejor asociado con lipoproteínas de alta densidad (LAD-C que con el índice de masa corporal (IMC en adultos con síndrome metabólico

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    S. T. Arimura

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: The measurement of waist circumference (WC is the most prevalent cause of the metabolic syndrome (MS. Objective: The aim of this study was to correlate WC and BMI with high-density lipoprotein (HDL-c levels in patients with MS being consulted by the Family Health Program (PSF, Brazil. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted from September to November 2008 with 42 patients (29 women and 13 men from 35 to 77 years. Dietary intake was reported, and biochemical and body composition measures were taken. Results: The HDL-c levels were higher in women when compared to men (48.4 ± 8.1 mg/dL vs. 36.4 ± 7.8 mg/dL. However, the triglycerides (TG/HDL-c ratio and TG concentrations were lower in women (3.8 ± 1.5 and 178.0 ± 57.8 mg/dL, respectively than in men (9.4 ± 8.5 and 471.5 ± 501.5 mg/dL, respectively. Regarding skinfold profile, the triceps was greater in females (37.0 ± 8.4 cm vs. 20.7 ± 10.5 cm. The dietetic profile showed that women had a lower intake of energy, fiber, phosphorus and sodium. The fruits and vegetables intake was diminished in the participants of this study, as less than 60% of the women and 50% of men met the daily recommendations. Approximately 54% of men and 28% of women had a lower intake of dairy products daily. Moreover, the results shows that the WC was negatively correlated to HDL-c (r = -0.41, p 0.06. Conclusion: Our findings showed that WC is a better predictor of changes in HDL-c than BMI.Antecedentes: La medición de la circunferencia de la cintura (CC es la causa más prevalente del síndrome metabólico (SM. Objetivo: el propósito de este estudio fue correlacionar la CC y el IMC con las concentraciones de lipoproteínas de densidad elevada (HDL-c en pacientes con SM vistos en consulta del Programa de salud familiar (PSF, de Brasil. Métodos: Este estudio trasversal se realizó entre septiembre y noviembre de 2008 en 42 pacientes (29 mujeres y 13 hombres de 35 a 77 años. Se registró la

  5. Cultivo de cachama blanca en altas densidades y en dos sistemas cerrados

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    Germán Poleo

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar la tolerancia de la cachama blanca, Piaractus brachypomus, a cultivos en altas densidades en sistemas cerrados. Novecientos alevines de 44,3±26 g de peso, se distribuyeron en seis tanques de concreto, con 4,8 m³ de agua. Tres tanques presentaron cero recambio de agua (SCR, y en otros tres, el agua se hizo circular a través de un bioclarificador (SRA. Ambos tratamientos presentaron fuerte aireación para mantener los sólidos en suspensión y suministrar aire. Los peces se alimentaron a saciedad con pienso comercial por 192 días. Los parámetros de calidad de agua como: oxígeno disuelto, amonio total, nitritos, nitratos, alcalinidad, dureza, temperatura y pH, se midieron semanalmente. Los peces en el SCR crecieron a una tasa de 2,34±0,05 g por día, y tuvieron conversión alimenticia de 1,5±0,06, densidad final de 12,96±0,53 kg m-3, y peso final de 449,5±99 g. En el SRA, los peces crecieron 2,33±0,03 g por día, con conversión alimenticia de 1,6±0,07, densidad final de 12,13±1,12 kg m-3, y peso final de 446,5±10 g. La cachama blanca puede ser cultivada en sistemas cerrados con cero recambio de agua en altas densidades.

  6. TSH Normal Alta: Su relación con bajo HDL-Colesterol en mujeres con resistencia a la insulina con independencia de otros posibles factores concurrentes

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    J Rezzónico

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: En el hipotiroidismo tanto clínico como subclínico se han descripto alteraciones en el metabolismo lipídico, entre ellas la disminución de colesterol de lipoproteínas de alta densidad (HDL-C. Considerando el rango normal de TSH entre 0.4-3.0 μUI/ml y valores normales altos entre 2.0 y 3.0 μUI/ml, nosotros investigamos la hipótesis de que niveles normales altos de TSH e insulinorresistencia (IR se encuentran relacionados con HDL-C bajo en mujeres, en ausencia de otros factores concurrentes. Materiales y métodos: Estudiamos en un estudio transversal a 200 mujeres sanas, edad 18-50 años, eutiroideas, normotensas, con anticuerpos antiperoxidasa (ATPO negativos, no diabéticas, premenopáusicas, IMC 18.0-25.0 Kg/m2, perímetro de cintura ≤ 88 cm; perímetro de cuello ≤ a 35 cm. Se las dividió en 4 grupos, cada uno compuesto por 50 mujeres: Grupo 1 (G1 TSH ≥ 2μU/ml, IR; grupo 2 (G2 TSH ≥ 2μU/ml, no IR; grupo 3 (G3: TSH 0,40 a 1,99 μU/ml, IR; Grupo 4 (G4 TSH 0,40 a 1,99 μU/ml, no IR. Se les midió lípidos, TSH, T4 total y libre (T4L, glucosa e insulina basal y posprandial, índices HOMA y QUICKI y volumen tiroideo (VT. Resultados: Observamos que en el G1 el nivel de HDL-C (46,7± 8,1 mg/dl fue significativamente menor que en los restantes grupos. (vs G2: 56,8 ± 8,6 mg/dl; vs G3: 51,2 ± 7,6 mg/dl y vs G4: 56,5 ± 9,1 mg/dl. (pIt has been described abnormalities in lipid metabolism in clinical and subclinical hypothyroidism, including the reduction of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C. Considering the normal range for TSH between 0.4-3.0 uUI / ml and high-normal values between 2.0 and 3.0 uUI / ml, we investigated the hypothesis that in euthyroid women, high-normal TSH levels and insulin resistance (IR are associated with low HDL-C. We observed in euthyroid women with high-normal TSH and insulin resistance, without other factors, a significantly lower level of HDL-C than in non-insulin or insulin resistance

  7. Efeito das altas densidades de estocagem no crescimento e sobrevivência de Litopenaeus vannamei na fase final de engorda, cultivados em sistemas de bioflocos (BFT)

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    Adriana Ferreira Silva; Gabriele Rodrigues Lara; Eduardo Cupertino Ballester; Dariano Krumennauer; Paulo Cesar Abreu; Wilson Wasielesky Jr

    2013-01-01

    O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar o efeito de altas densidades de estocagem na sobrevivência, crescimento e na taxa de conversão alimentar de camarões Litopenaeus vannamei, na fase final de engorda em sistema de Biofloc Technology (BFT), mantendo os mesmos parâmetros de água para todos os tratamentos. Os camarões (11,96 ± 1,14g) foram estocados em microcosmos (tanques de 0,50 m2 ), conectados a um raceway de cultivo BFT. O experimento teve duração de 45 dias. Os c...

  8. Viabilidade econômica de estocagem de alevinos de carpa comum (Cyprinus Carpio Var. Specularis no inverno em alta densidade

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    Graeff Álvaro

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desta pesquisa foi estudar o efeito econômico de povoamento de alevinos I de carpa comum (Cyprinus carpio L., no inverno em alta densidade, com suplementação artificial e adubação química. O delineamento foi inteiramente casualizado com quatro tratamentos (5; 10; 15 e 20 peixes/m² e nove repetições. Os peixes foram estocados com peso e comprimento médios de 0,48 g e 3,15 cm, respectivamente, em todos tratamentos, por 45 dias de idade. As dietas foram formuladas com 27% de PB e 2925 kcal/kg de ração, sendo fornecidas diariamente, em duas vezes, na quantidade de 3% do peso vivo. O comportamento das variáveis explicativas em função dos tratamentos foi estudado por intermédio da análise de regressão. Os resultados para o comprimento e peso médio final nas densidades de 5; 10; 15 e 20 foram 8,67; 8,06; 7,81 e 7,47 cm e 3,64; 2,80; 2,31 e 2,25 g, respectivamente. O comportamento do peso em função das densidades estudadas é descrito pela equação de regressão quadrática Y= 4,41 - 0,29 X + 0,0077X² . O comportamento do comprimento e da conversão alimentar, em função das densidades, é explicado por regressão linear, por intermédio das equações Y= 5,83 - 0,077X e Y= 0,9978 + 0,0844X, respectivamente. A sobrevivência foi de 98,41; 97,61; 97,35 e 97,21%, respectivamente, nas densidades de 5 a 20. Em condições similares, pode-se recomendar todas as densidades estudadas e, economicamente, a lucratividade da atividade é crescente com o aumento da densidade, havendo diminuição do custo médio ou unitário.

  9. Densidad de ungulados en bosques de baja y alta presión de caza en el nororiente de la Amazonía peruana

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    Rolando Aquino

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Se proporciona información sobre tamaño de rebaño en pecaríes y densidad poblacional de éstos y otros ungulados para los bosques de baja y alta presión de caza del nororiente peruano. Durante el recorrido de 610 km de transecto de Noviembre-Diciembre 2012 en bosques de baja presión de caza y de 1218 km desde Febrero-Junio y Agosto-Octubre 2013 en bosques de alta presión de caza, fueron registrados 76 y 40 encuentros pertenecientes a seis y cinco especies, respectivamente; siendo los más comunes Pecari tajacu (35% y Mazama americana  (28%. El tamaño de rebaño en P. tajacu varió desde 2 a 8 individuos (tamaño promedio: 3,4±1,6 a 6±1,2. La densidad poblacional estimada para los ungulados fueron más altas en bosques de baja presión de caza sobresaliendo Tayassu pecari con 23,8 individuos/km2, seguido por P. tajacu con 14,4 individuos/km2, en tanto que la más baja fue para Tapirus terrestris (0,08 individuos/km2 y correspondió a los bosques de alta presión de caza. En los bosques de baja presión de caza, los encuentros más frecuentes con ungulados ocurrieron en el palmal de altura (46% y palmal de planicie (31%, en tanto que en el pantano arbóreo no hubo encuentros.

  10. Estudio del proteoma de la lipoporteína de alta densidad en diferentes situaciones clínicas

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    Burillo Ipiens, Elena; Cenarro Laguna, Ana; Civeira Murillo, Fernando

    2011-01-01

    De los resultados obtenidos en el presente estudio se deducen las siguentes conclusiones principales: 1. El método de aislamiento de la HDL condiciona especialmente el tipo de partícula que se estudia. 2. El proteoma de la HDL en pacientes con CAD es muy variable y altamente dependiente del individuo. 3. La HDL, a través de las proteínas apoL1 y complemento C3, podría estar jugando un papel importante en la respuesta immune innata ante el daño tisular ocasionado por la angioplastia. La dismin...

  11. Efeito dos solventes orgânicos sobre o comportamento físico-químico do polietileno de alta densidade (PEAD e polipropileno (PP

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    Thieres Magaive Costa Pereira

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available O mercado brasileiro de embalagens empregado ao armazenamento de petróleo e seus derivados vem crescendo a cada ano, sendo constituídas basicamente por polietileno de alta densidade (PEAD e polipropileno (PP. Contudo durante o armazenamento, a matriz polimérica fica exposta ao óleo, comprometendo suas propriedades físicas e consequentemente a durabilidade do material. Portanto, estudos relacionados com a interação entre solventes orgânicos e a matriz polimérica tornam-se importantes. Neste trabalho, a interação do PEAD e PP com diferentes solventes apolares (tolueno, n-heptano, n-decano e n-tetradecano foram estudadas em função da temperatura (25, 50 e 80 ºC. Os valores de ganho de massa, coeficientes de difusão, sorção, permeabilidade e parâmetros de mecanismo de transporte foram calculados. O ganho de massa observado para o PP foi maior do que para o PEAD, em todas as temperaturas, sendo que o tolueno foi o solvente responsável pelo maior ganho de massa, atingindo o equilíbrio em um menor intervalo de tempo. Esse resultado corrobora com os valores de coeficiente de difusão e de permeabilidade, que aumentaram na seguinte ordem: n-heptano > n-decano > n-tetradecano. Uma ordem inversa foi observada para os solventes alifáticos quando os valores de coeficiente de sorção foram calculados. O mecanismo de transporte foi também estudado através da regressão dos dados de sorção, sendo classificado como anômalo.

  12. Degradação de membrana impermeabilizante de polietileno de alta densidade usada em tanques de armazenamento de vinhaça

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    Fernando Luiz Lavoie

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Membranas impermeabilizantes de polietileno de alta densidade (PEAD são utilizadas como revestimento em tanques de armazenamento de vinhaça (resíduo da cana-de-açúcar, onde esse resíduo é lançado a temperaturas médias de 80-90 °C. Devido a essas temperaturas elevadas e à acidez do resíduo, essas membranas podem degradar, fissurar e perder a função para a qual foram projetadas vindo a contaminar o solo e o lençol freático. Este trabalho avaliou o efeito da vinhaça em membranas de PEAD após 4 meses de exposição em ambiente controlado. De forma complementar, utilizou-se também um líquido agressivo de pH básico (soda cáustica. Objetivou-se avaliar a resistência da membrana em contato com esses resíduos (ácido e básico. Foram avaliadas as propriedades físicas, mecânicas, teor de negro de fumo e análise termogravimétrica (TGA para quantificar a degradação das membranas poliméricas frente aos resíduos químicos utilizados. Os resultados mostram, por exemplo, que enquanto a soda cáustica provocou pequena variação nas propriedades físicas, a vinhaça alterou a espessura do material em 7,8%. Analisando-se a imersão na vinhaça, verificou-se uma diminuição média na resistência e deformabilidade (escoamento de 34% e 23,5%, respectivamente. Houve um aumento médio na rigidez de 7,8% e uma pequena diminuição na resistência média ao rasgo (2,7%.

  13. Compósitos de partículas de madeira de Eucalyptus grandis, polipropileno e polietileno de alta e baixa densidades Composites of Eucalyptus grandis wood, polypropylene, and high and low-density polyethylene particles

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    Emerson Gomes Milagres

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo determinar as propriedades de painéis fabricados com mistura de partículas de madeira de Eucalyptus grandis, polietileno de alta densidade, polietileno de baixa densidade e polipropileno. Empregaram-se duas formulações adesivas (uréia-formaldeído e uréia-formaldeído contendo 0,5% de epóxi. De modo geral, as propriedades dos painéis foram afetadas pela composição das partículas. Os painéis com melhores propriedades foram fabricados com 75% de partículas de madeira e 25% de partículas de polietileno de alta densidade. A adição de epóxi ao adesivo uréico aumentou os valores do módulo de ruptura, dureza Janka, e reduziu o inchamento, em espessura, de alguns painéis. As propriedades mecânicas da maioria dos painéis, exceto o módulo de elasticidade, ultrapassaram os valores mínimos estabelecidos na norma ANSI/A1-208/93.The objective of this work was to establish the properties of particleboards fabricated with blends of Eucalyptus grandis, low-density polyethylene, high-density polyethylene and polypropylene particles. Two adhesives formulations were used (urea-formaldehyde and urea-formaldehyde plus 0,5% of epoxy adhesive. Panel properties were affected by particle composition. Panels with best properties were fabricated with 75% of wood particles and 25% of high density polypropylene. The addition of epoxy to the urea-formaldehyde adhesive improved of the values of modulus of rupture, hardness and reduced the amount of thickness swelling. Except for the modulus of elasticity, board properties meet grade M-2 ANSI/A1-208/93 requirements.

  14. Consumo de alimentos de alta densidad energética en los beneficiarios del programa Oportunidades. El caso del Área Metropolitana de Monterrey

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    Óscar Alfonso Martínez Martínez

    2012-01-01

    refrescos y frituras, entre los beneficiarios y no beneficiarios de dicho programa. Se encontró que no existen diferencias estadísticamente significativas en su consumo, pero sí que las ingestas son altas para ambos grupos.

  15. Triglycerides and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol are associated with insulinemia in adolescents Triglicéridos y colesterol de lipóproteína de alta densidad asociados con insulina en adolescentes

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    Guadalupe Ramírez-López

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between lipids and insulin concentration in adolescents. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 350 adolescents aged 14-19 years old from a public high school in Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, was conducted. Fasting insulin concentration was determined using microparticle enzyme immunoassay; total cholesterol and triglycerides were detected by standard enzymatic procedures; and low- and high-density lipoproteins were found using standard precipitation methods. Statistical analysis included linear multivariate regression. RESULTS: Serum triglycerides were associated positively with insulin fasting (beta= 0.003, p= 0.0001 and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol was negatively associated with insulin fasting in male adolescents 18-19 years old (beta= -0.03, p= 0.012. CONCLUSIONS: The relationships between triglycerides and insulin and between high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and insulin are already present in adolescence.OBJETIVO: Evaluar la relación entre lípidos e insulina en adolescentes. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Estudio transversal en 350 adolescentes de 14 a 19 años de preparatoria pública en Guadalajara, Jal., México. La insulina se midió por inmunoensayo enzimático de micropartícula, el colesterol total y triglicéridos por pruebas enzimáticas estándares, y las lipoproteínas de baja y alta densidad por métodos de precipitación. Se utilizó análisis de regresión lineal multivariada. RESULTADOS: Los triglicéridos se asociaron en forma positiva con insulina (beta= 0.003, p= 0.0001 y la lipoproteína de alta densidad se asoció en forma negativa con insulina en varones de 18-19 años de edad (beta= -0.03, p= 0.012. CONCLUSIONES: En los adolescentes, los triglicéridos y las lipoproteínas de alta densidad están asociados con la insulinemia.

  16. Substituição da fibra de vidro por fibra de bananeira em compósitos de polietileno de alta densidade: parte 1. Avaliação mecânica e térmica

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    Thiago S Gomes; Leila L. Y. Visconte; Elen B. A. V. Pacheco

    2013-01-01

    A utilização de resíduo de fibra natural em substituição à fibra de vidro foi avaliada. Foram estudados compósitos de polietileno de alta densidade, HDPE, e fibra de bananeira com 10, 20, 30 e 40% (m/m) de fibra. Compósitos com fibra de vidro, mesma matriz polimérica e nas mesmas proporções, foram preparados para comparação. Os compósitos foram obtidos em extrusora dupla-rosca co-rotacional interpenetrante e os corpos de prova foram preparados por injeção. As propriedades mecânicas sob tração...

  17. HDL genes & HDL drugs

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    Vergeer, A.M.H.

    2011-01-01

    Menno Vergeer onderzocht de genetische basis van het menselijk HDL-cholesterolmetabolisme door middel van familieonderzoek en genetische associatiestudies in grote cohorten. Mutaties in verschillende cholesterolvervoerders zijn van invloed op de productie van insuline in de alvleesklier en van stero

  18. Cultivos de alta densidad celular por retención interna: aplicación a la fermentación continua de etanol

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    2007-01-01

    El etanol ha generado gran interés por su potencial como combustible alternativo. No obstante, para que este producto sea competitivo económicamente, es necesario desarrollar procesos de fermentación que incrementen la baja productividad volumétrica lograda en cultivos convencionales (por lote o continuo), por medio de técnicas que permitan altas concentraciones celulares y reduzcan la inhibición por producto. Uno de los métodos empleados frecuentemente involucra la recirculación celular; por...

  19. Higher glandular trichome density in tomato leaflets and repellence to spider mites Alta densidade de tricomas glandulares em tomateiro e aumento da repelência a ácaros rajados

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    Wilson Roberto Maluf

    2007-09-01

    ácaro na superfície do folíolo de tomateiro, após 20, 40 e 60 min. Os biotestes de repelência ao ácaro rajado demonstraram que a alta densidade de tricomas glandulares, especialmente de tipo VI, influencia negativamente a distância média percorrida pelos ácaros na superfície do folíolo. Plantas com número de tricomas glandulares elevado podem ser selecionadas para se obterem genótipos com alto índice de repelência aos ácaros.

  20. Efeitos da niacina em curto prazo sobre a concentração plasmática de lipoproteínas, tamanho da HDL e função endotelial em indivíduos hipoalfalipoproteinemicos = : Short-term effects of niacin on plasma lipoproteins, HDL size and endothelial function in hipoalphalipoproteinemic individuals

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    Felipe Vendrame

    2014-01-01

    Baixas concentrações plasmáticas da lipoproteína de alta densidade (HDL-C) constituem um dos fatores de risco para o desenvolvimento da doença cardiovascular aterosclerótica, a principal causa de morte nos países desenvolvidos e emergentes. A niacina é conhecida por ser o principal fármaco a aumentar as concentrações de HDL-C. A concentração plasmática reduzida das lipoproteínas de alta densidade está associada à vulnerabilidade ao estresse oxidativo e a propensão à disfunção endotelial. A ni...

  1. Compensatory growth of Malaysian prawns reared at high densities during the nursery phase Crescimento compensatório em camarões-da-malásia cultivados sob altas densidades durante a fase de berçário

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    H.L.A. Marques

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to verify the occurrence of compensatory growth in Malaysian prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii reared in pens, after being stocked in cages under high densities during nursery phase. The experiment was carried out in 0.5 m² cages and 2-m² pens set in natural bottom pond with 2,400 m². Prawn post-larvae (PL with an average weight of 0.026 ± 0.012 g (nursery phase were initially stocked in 16 cages at the densities of 50, 400, 800 and 1,200 PL m-2. Sixty days later, prawns were transferred to 16 growing pens, at the density of 12 prawns m-2. Initial average weight of the prawn in this phase was the final average weight registered in the nursery phase, as follows: 50 PL m-2 = 2.3 ± 0.3 g; 400 PL m-2 = 0.5 ± 0.03 g; 800 PL m-2 = 0.3 ± 0.05 g and 1,200 PL m-2 = 0.1 ± 0.01 g. Commercial rations for prawns (35% crude protein were given once a day, in the afternoon. After 244 days, survival, average weight and biomass did not differ significantly among prawns with different initial average weight. Relative growth rate was significantly greater in prawns previously stocked at 1,200 PL m-2 and feed conversion efficiency was significantly better for those previously stocked at 400 and 1,200 PL m-2. These results suggest the existence of partial compensatory growth in M. rosenbergii, what can successfully carry on stocking of prawns of this species at high densities in the nursery phase.Este trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de verificar a ocorrência de crescimento compensatório em camarões-da-malásia (Macrobrachium rosenbergii cultivados em cercados, após serem estocados em gaiolas sob altas densidades durante a fase de berçário. O experimento foi conduzido em gaiolas com 0,5 m² e cercados com 2 m² instalados em um viveiro de fundo natural com 2.400 m². Pós-larvas (PL de camarões com peso médio de 0,026 ± 0,012 g (fase de berçário foram inicialmente estocadas em 16 gaiolas, nas densidades de 50, 400

  2. ALTAS DENSIDADES DE PLANTIO NA CULTURA DO ABACAXI CV. SMOOTH CAYENNE, SOB CONDIÇÕES DE SEQUEIRO HIGH PLANTING DENSITY FOR THE SMOOTH CAYENNE PINEAPPLE CROP, GROWN UNDER RAINFED CONDITIONS

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    LUCIANA LIMA DE ALMEIDA SANTANA

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available No Brasil têm-se usado densidades de plantio relativamente baixas para a obtenção de frutos grandes, com reflexos negativos na produtividade da cultura do abacaxi. No entanto, frutos cada vez menores têm sido comercializados no mercado internacional, o que poderá também ocorrer no mercado nacional. Este trabalho teve o objetivo de avaliar o efeito de altas densidades em sistemas de plantio em filas duplas sobre a produção quantitativa e qualitativa de abacaxi cv. Smooth Cayenne, sob condições de sequeiro. Densidades de plantio, variando de 51.280 plantas/ha a 100.000 plantas/ha, foram estudadas em delineamento experimental de blocos casualizados, com cinco repetições e doze tratamentos, distribuídos em esquema fatorial 4 x 3, correspondendo a quatro combinações de espaçamentos entre linhas duplas e entre linhas simples na fila dupla (90cm x 40 cm, 90 cm x 30 cm, 80 cm x 30 cm , 70 cm x 30 cm e três espaçamentos entre plantas nas linhas de plantio (30 cm, 25 cm, 20 cm. A análise de variância determinou diferença estatística apenas para a produtividade, em função do espaçamento entre plantas na linha de plantio, sendo mais elevada para o espaçamento de 20 cm. O peso do fruto, as suas dimensões e a sua qualidade (açucares, acidez, teor de suco, relação açúcares/acidez não foram significativamente influenciados pelas densidades de plantio estudadas, mantendo-se dentro dos padrões da cultivar. Para cada aumento de 10.000 plantas por hectare, a produtividade cresceu em 8,27 t/ha e o peso médio do fruto caiu 102 g. Nas condições ambientais dos Tabuleiros Costeiros do Norte da Bahia, a cultura do abacaxi cv. Smooth Cayenne apresenta potencial para uso em altas densidades de plantio, mesmo em cultivo de sequeiro, podendo-se atingir produtividade acima de 80t/ha e peso médio do fruto superior a 1,0 kg.In Brazil, relatively low planting densities have been used to obtain large fruits, with negative effects on pineapple

  3. Caracterização de compósitos produzidos com polietileno de alta densidade (HDPE e serragem da indústria moveleira – parte II – extrusão em dupla-rosca

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    Éverton Hillig

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, realizou-se a caracterização de compósitos confeccionados com polietileno virgem de alta densidade (v-HDPE e diferentes tipos de serragem gerados na indústria moveleira. O equipamento usado foi uma extrusora de dupla-rosca corrotante, de 19 mm, complementando trabalho anterior no qual os compósitos foram misturados numa extrusora mono-rosca. Utilizou-se temperatura de 180ºC nas cinco zonas de aquecimento, rotação de 150 rpm e vazão de 1 kg.h-1. Foram utilizados resíduos de madeira de pinus (Pinus taeda, de chapa de fibra de média densidade (MDF e madeira de eucalipto (Eucalyptus grandis, que foram incorporados ao HDPE "virgem" juntamente com um agente de acoplamento a base de anidrido maleico. Para caracterização física dos compósitos foram realizadas análises por calorimetria diferencial de varredura (DSC e por microscopia eletrônica de varredura (SEM. Foram também analisadas as propriedades mecânicas de resistência à tração, flexão estática e resistência ao impacto, conforme as normas ASTM D638, D790 e D256 respectivamente. Verificou-se que todos os tipos de serragem agiram como agentes nucleantes, pois os compósitos apresentaram índices de cristalinidade maiores que o v-HDPE puro. Também se observou que houve influência do tipo de serragem usada na dispersão das fibras na matriz polimérica. Os ensaios mecânicos mostraram diferenças nas propriedades dos compósitos confeccionados com diferentes tipos de serragem. De maneira geral, inclusão de serragem de MDF proporcionou compósitos com maior resistência à flexão e ao impacto que aqueles fabricados com eucalipto e pinus. Comparando os valores obtidos nesse trabalho com os obtidos na extrusão com monorrosca, conclui-se que foi possível transferir as propriedades da madeira para o compósito de melhor forma na extrusão com dupla-rosca.

  4. Concentração plasmática de colesterol total e lipoproteína de alta densidade em novilhas mestiças doadoras de embriões tratadas com somatotropina bovina recombinante Total plasma cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein levels in crossbred heifer embryo donors treated with bovine recombinant somatotropin

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    Á.M. Borges

    2001-10-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do experimento foi o de estudar as concentrações plasmáticas de colesterol total e lipoproteína de alta densidade (HDL em novilhas mestiças tratadas com somatotropina bovina recombinante (rbST. Coletas de sangue foram feitas durante dois ciclos estrais, normal e superovulado, em 26 fêmeas distribuídas em dois tratamentos: T1 = aplicação de 500mg de rbST no terceiro dia do ciclo estral utilizado para a superovulação e T2 = controle. Análises dos metabólitos sangüíneos foram feitas utilizando-se o método enzimático, cujas concentrações médias plasmáticas de colesterol total e de HDL durante o ciclo estral normal não foram diferentes (P>0,05 entre os dois tratamentos: 87,9 e 25,8mg/dl e 85,9 e 26,7mg/dl para T1 e T2, respectivamente. O ciclo estral utilizado para a superovulação foi dividido em três períodos: P1 = do estro à inseminação artificial (0 ao15º dia, P2 = da inseminação artificial até a coleta de embriões (15º ao 21º dia e P3 = da coleta até o final do período experimental (21º ao 27º dia. As concentrações plasmáticas de colesterol total e HDL no P1 não diferiram entre os tratamentos (P>0,05. Em P2 e P3 houve diferença nas concentrações de HDL e colesterol total entre os dois tratamentos: 29,0 e 88,5mg/dl (T1 e 27,1 e 81,8mg/dl (T2 no P2; e 30,4 e 88,0mg/dl (T1 e 26,6 e 80,5mg/dl (T2 no P3, respectivamente (PThe objective of the experiment was to study the total cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein (HDL levels in crossbred heifers treated with bovine recombinant somatotropina (rbST. Blood samples were collected for two estrous cycles, normal and superovulated, from 26 animals randomly distributed into two treatments: T1 - injected with 500mg rbST on day 3 of estrous cycle and T2 - control. The lipidic metabolite levels were determined by an enzymatic method, and plasma levels of total cholesterol and HDL in normal estrous cycle did not differ (P>0.05 between treatments: 87

  5. Nuevos actores en la gestión de estrategias inclusivas para vivienda de alta densidad: el caso de San José de Costa Rica New players for the management of inclusive strategies for densely populated housing: San José de Costa Rica Novos atores para a gestão de estratégias inclusivas na alta densidade habitacional: o caso de San José de Costa Rica

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    Daniel Morgan Ball

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Debido a los altos costos del suelo urbano y construcción en altura asociados con vivienda de alta densidad, normalmente, familias de clase media-baja están excluidas como potenciales habitantes de proyectos de regeneración y repoblamiento de zonas céntricas dela ciudad. El objetivo es exponer una estrategia sobre que un rango más amplio de clases sociales habite este tipo de proyecto, mediante una política de subsidios basada en la construcción de edificios mixtos que generan, en cada proyecto, rentas que pueden emplearseen subsidios para familias de menores ingresos en la ciudad de San José de Costa Rica. Se establece una estrategia para definir la ubicación de proyectos, así como un modelo de gestión urbana y gestión de proyectos, a fin de implementar la estrategia. Como resultado se definen los roles de dos nuevos actores: la asociación de vivienda y la corporación municipal en la gestión de proyectos de vivienda colectivos. Abstract:Due to high costs involved in urban soil and construction in height related to high density housing lower middle class are being excluded as potential inhabitants of regeneration and repopulation projects in central areas of the city. The aim is to reveal a strategy for a wider range of people to live in these projects, using a housing allowance policy based on the construction of mixed buildings whose income will be used as the allowance for San José de Costa Rica’s low-income families. A strategy to agree on the location of the projects as well as a urban management model and project management to implement the strategy are stated. As a result roles for the new actors are defined: housing association and town council in collective housing projects’ management.Resumo:Devido aos elevados custos de solo urbano e da construção em altura, associados com alta densidade habitacional famílias de médias e baixas rendas são, usualmente, excluídas como moradores potenciais de projetos

  6. Efeito do bebedouro e da densidade no desempenho de frangos alojados em alta temperatura Effect of type of water facility and density on performance of broiler reared in hot-climate

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    José H.V. Silva

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    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito do bebedouro pendular (BP e do bebedouro alternativo (BALT, e de diferentes densidades (10 e 14 aves m-2 sobre o desempenho de 240 frangos de corte de 12 a 18, 19 a 38 e de 39 a 46 dias de idade, realizou-se este experimento em condições de temperatura média de 27,6 ºC e umidade relativa de 70,4%, no qual foi utilizado um delineamento inteiramente casualizado em esquema fatorial 2 x 2 (dois bebedouros x duas densidades, resultando em quatro tratamentos constituídos de cinco repetições de 10 aves. O BALT foi desenvolvido com base no conceito de amplo espaço de calha circular e alta profundidade de lâmina de água (5 cm para permitir a imersão do bico e das faces da ave. Na alimentação das aves, foram utilizadas rações comerciais, cujo consumo (CR caiu, enquanto a conversão alimentar (CA melhorou, quando o BALT foi empregado de 12 a 18 dias. Não houve efeito do bebedouro sobre o CR, ganho de peso (GP e CA no período total. A D14 (14 aves m-2 afetou o GP e o CR de 19 a 38 e de 39 a 46 dias e também no período total, mas a CA não foi alterada. O BALT não afeta o desempenho de frangos de corte, podendo ser usado como opção de baixo custo ao BP. A análise econômica pelo índice de rentabilidade relativa mostrou que o BALT e a D14 oferecem 1 e 5,9% de retorno a mais que o BP e a D10, (10 aves m-2 respectivamente.The experiment was undertaken in conditions of average temperature of 27.6 ºC and relative humidity of 70.4%, with the objective to evaluate bell (BD and alternative (ALT water facility and stocking densities (SD of 10 and 14 broilers m-2 (SD10 and SD14, on performance of 240 broiler chickens of 12 to 18, 19 to 38 and 39 to 46 days of age, allotted in boxes in a completely randomized design in 2 x 2 factorial arrangement (two types of drinking facility and two stocking densities, resulting in four treatments, each one with five replications of ten birds. The ALT was developed based on

  7. Caracterização de compósitos produzidos com polietileno de alta densidade (HDPE e serragem da indústria moveleira Characterization of composites made from high density polythylene (HDPE and furniture industry sawdust

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    Éverton Hillig

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, realizou-se a caracterização de compósitos confeccionados com polietileno de alta densidade "virgem" (v-HDPE e diferentes tipos de serragem gerados na indústria moveleira. Os compósitos foram produzidos por extrusão, utilizando-se uma extrusora monorrosca de 35 mm e temperaturas de 160 ºC, 170 ºC e 180 ºC nas zonas 1, 2 e 3, respectivamente. Foram utilizados resíduos de madeira de pinus (Pinus taeda, de aglomerado, de chapa de fibra de média densidade (MDF e madeira de eucalipto (Eucalyptus grandis, que foram incorporados ao HDPE "virgem", juntamente com um agente de acoplamento à base de anidrido maléico. Para caracterização física dos compósitos, foram realizadas análises por calorimetria diferencial de varredura (DSC e por microscopia eletrônica de varredura (SEM. Foram também analisadas as propriedades mecânicas de resistência à tração, flexão estática e resistência ao impacto, conforme as normas ASTM D638, D790 e D256. Verificou-se que todos os tipos de serragem agiram como agentes nucleantes, pois os compósitos apresentaram índices de cristalinidade maiores que o v-HDPE puro, e houve influência do tipo de serragem usada na dispersão das fibras na matriz polimérica. Os ensaios mecânicos indicaram diferenças nas propriedades dos compósitos confeccionados com diferentes tipos de serragem. De maneira geral, a inclusão de serragem de aglomerado e de eucalipto proporcionaram compósitos com maior resistência à flexão e ao impacto que aqueles fabricados com MDF e pinus.This work aimed to carry out a characterization of composites made of high density polyethylene (HDPE and different types of furniture industry-derived sawdust. The composites were produced by extrusion, using a 35 mm single-screw extruder, at temperatures of 160ºC, 170ºC and 180ºC in zones 1, 2 and 3, respectively. Particleboard residues from Pinus taeda sawdust, Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF and Eucalyptus grandis wood

  8. Características de compósitos laminados manufaturados com polietileno de alta densidade (PEAD e diferentes proporções de casca de arroz e partículas de madeira.

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    Dalva Teresinha Pauleski

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a viabilidade da utilização de casca de arroz e partículas de madeira para a manufatura de compósitos, tendo como agente ligante o polietileno de alta densidade (PEAD. Os compósitos foram produzidos com casca de arroz e partículas de madeira de Eucalyptus grandis, puras ou misturadas, sendo que cada tipo participou com 0, 25, 50, 75 e 100% em proporção de peso seco. O PEAD foi usado como matriz na confecção destes, sendo testadas três proporções: 60, 75 e 90%. Os compósitos foram manufaturados de forma similar à fabricação de chapas aglomeradas com as dimensões de 0,5 x 5 x 25 cm formados em camadas em um molde de aço, e foram avaliadas as propriedades de flexão estática, ligação interna, absorção d'água e inchamento em espessura após 24 horas e após 15 ciclos de imersão. Os valores das propriedades de flexão estática foram influenciados pela massa específica do compósito. No caso da ligação interna, os valores ficaram dentro dos padrões estabelecidos pelas normas de comercialização para aglomerados convencionais, sendo o PEAD o parâmetro de maior correlação com essa propriedade. A casca de arroz provocou menor inchamento em espessura e, independente do tipo de matéria-prima utilizada, os valores diminuíram à medida que a proporção de PEAD foi aumentada. Combinações com maior porcentagem de PEAD apresentaram valores mínimos ou, em alguns casos, nulos de absorção d'água. Para a absorção d'água e inchamento em espessura após 15 ciclos, o comportamento dos resultados foi semelhante aos dos testes de inchamento em espessura após 24 horas e absorção d'água após 24 horas. Os resultados permitem concluir que os compósitos produzidos com PEAD, casca de arroz e partículas de madeira puras ou misturadas apresentaram boa qualidade quando comparados aos aglomerados convencionais, evidenciando a viabilidade de uso desses materiais na confecção desse tipo

  9. Fertilización de base en un cultivo inicial de pecan con dos marcos de plantación de alta densidad Effect of different fertilization strategies on pecan growth parameters under two high density plantation frames

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    Lidia Giuffré

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available El pecán, Carya illinoensis Koch, es una especie cuyo fruto es reconocido como un alimento altamente saludable. Su cultivo se encuentra en expansión en la Argentina pero existen muy pocas investigaciones sobre fertilización y sistemas de plantación. Los objetivos del trabajo fueron caracterizar algunas propiedades físico-químicas y químicas de un suelo en el que se inicia un cultivo de pecán, y comparar tratamientos de fertilización de base (FB en dos marcos de plantación de alta densidad (MP. Se realizó una plantación de pecán en Villanueva (provincia de Buenos Aires, sobre un suelo Hapludol taptoárgico, con dos marcos de plantación: 10 x 10 m (marco real: MR y 8 x 8 m (tresbolillo: TR. El diseño del experimento fue en parcelas divididas con cuatro repeticiones. La parcela principal fueron los dos marcos de plantación, y las subparcelas fueron los distintos tratamientos de fertilización base: Compost (C, Fósforo (P, Nitrógeno (N y Control sin fertilización base (T. Las determinaciones para evaluar el crecimiento de las plantas de pecán fueron: la altura de las plantas y el diámetro del tronco. Con respecto a la fertilidad del suelo, la fertilización fosforada y el agregado de compost permitieron aumentar significativamente los niveles de P-Bray. El tratamiento con fertilización orgánica: compost, presentó un incremento significativo en altura de los pecanes en el marco de plantación 8 x 8 m, que no se manifestó en ningún caso en los diámetros del tronco, con una interacción MP x FB significativa (P=0,01 para la variación de altura al primer año. La variación del volumen del árbol durante el año de experimentación no presentó efectos significativos según el marco de plantación ni la fertilización base aplicada.The fruit of the pecan tree, Carya illinoensis Koch, is considered a very healthy food. In Argentina, pecan cultivation has been expanding rapidly but very little research has been conducted on

  10. Rejuvenecimiento de manos con ácido hialurónico de alta densidad: estudio prospectivo en 29 pacientes Hands rejuvenation with high density hyaluronic acid: prospective study in 29 patients

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    J.M. Alcolea

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente estudio prospectivo es valorar a corto, medio y largo plazo, la eficacia en el rejuvenecimiento de las manos de la inyección subcutánea de ácido hialurónico (AH, Macrolane® 20, de alta densidad y partículas grandes, teniendo en cuenta el beneficio del tratamiento, la satisfacción de los pacientes y las posibles complicaciones. Este estudio se realizó entre mayo del 2010 y diciembre del 2011. Se seleccionaron 29 pacientes al azar entre 51 y 74 años de edad con fototipos II a IV, a los que se les inyectó AH para rejuvenecer las manos. La cantidad de AH inyectada en cada mano fue de 1 a 2 ml. Se realizaron controles sistemáticos en la 2ª semana, en los meses 1º, 3º, 6º, 9º y 12º. Se tuvieron en cuenta las complicaciones en cada paciente en todos los controles. En el primer control, en la 2ª semana, junto al examen clínico se practicó examen ecográfico a fin de determinar si sería necesaria una segunda inyección de AH. En cada uno de los controles los pacientes contestaron a un formulario para indagar sobre su grado de satisfacción con el tratamiento. Solo 1 paciente presentó edema y 3 tuvieron equimosis leve; 2 pacientes manifestaron dolor leve con las inyecciones y 2 requirieron una segunda inyección tras la valoración en la 2ª semana. La satisfacción de los pacientes en los controles superó la valoración clínica y fotográfica. En nuestra opinión, el rejuvenecimiento de las manos con este tipo de AH de grandes partículas tiene una baja tasa de complicaciones y es bien tolerado, con un alto grado de satisfacción por parte de los pacientes y una notable mejoría de los parámetros estudiados: arrugas, aspecto de la atrofia dérmica y subcutánea y disminución de los relieves óseos, tendinosos y venosos. La valoración tanto subjetiva como objetiva se hizo hasta el año de seguimiento con buenos resultados.The aim of this prospective study is to assess the efficacy of a high density

  11. HDL Cholesterol Test

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    ... products and services. Advertising & Sponsorship: Policy | Opportunities HDL Cholesterol Share this page: Was this page helpful? Also ... HDL; HDL-C Formal name: High-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Related tests: Cholesterol ; LDL Cholesterol ; Triglycerides ; Lipid Profile ; ...

  12. Avaliação de rações de alta densidade nutricional para porcas em lactação no verão Evaluation of rations with high nutritional density rations for lactation sows during the summer

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    Douglas Haese

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Para avaliar dietas de alta densidade nutricional, com ou sem suplementação de aminoácidos industriais, ajustadas com base na energia líquida, utilizaram-se 80 porcas pluríparas, em lactação, do mesmo padrão genético, distribuídas em delineamento experimental de blocos composto por quatro dietas, 20 blocos, considerando cada porca uma unidade experimental. Na formação dos blocos, utilizaram-se como critérios o peso e a ordem de parto das porcas. As dietas foram formuladas com a combinação de quatro níveis de proteína bruta (18,33; 15,23; 19,63; ou 16,59%, quatro de energia metabolizável (3.344; 3.293; 3.480; e 3.440 kcal/kg, dois de lisina digestível (0,85 e 0,95% e dois de energia líquida (2.519 e 2.636 kcal de EL/kg e da suplementação com aminoácidos industriais até a relação triptofano:lisina digestíveis de 18%. Não houve efeito das dietas com alta densidade nutricional, com ou sem suplementação de aminoácidos, sobre o consumo médio diário de ração. As dietas também não influenciaram o peso, a perda e variação de peso, o intervalo desmama-estro nem a estimativa da produção de leite das porcas no período de lactação. Dietas de alta densidade nutricional (lisina e energia para porcas em lactação são eficientes em reduzir a mobilização de reservas corporais e não afetam os desempenhos produtivo e reprodutivo das porcas.In order to evaluate diets with high nutritional density, with or without industrial amino acid supplementation, adjusted at net energy base, it was used 80 pluriparous lactating sows with the same genetic pattern, distributed in an experimental block design composed of four diets, 20 blocks, considering each sow an experimental unity. The criteria used for formation of the blocks were the weight and parity order. Diets were formulated by the combination of four levels of crude protein (18.33; 15.23; 19.63; or 16.59%, four levels of metabolizable energy (3,344; 3,293; 3,480; and 3

  13. Waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) and triglyceride to HDL-C ratio (TG/HDL-c) as predictors of cardiometabolic risk.

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    Weiler Miralles, Clara Silvana; Wollinger, Luana Maria; Marin, Débora; Genro, Julia Pasqualini; Contini, Veronica; Morelo Dal Bosco, Simone

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    Introducción: La concentracion excesiva de grasa en la region abdominal se relaciona con un mayor riesgo de desarrollar enfermedad cardiovascular (ECV). Se han realizado estudios para identificar los indicadores simples y eficaces de la obesidad abdominal y el riesgo cardiometabolico asociados con el uso de parametros simples, como las medidas antropometricas y bioquimicas. El / alta densidad de colesterol de lipoproteinas de trigliceridos (TG / HDL-c) se ha propuesto como un enfoque mas practico y facil de usar marcador aterogenico, junto con la relacion cintura-estatura (RCEst), lo que hace que una herramienta superior para separar cardiometabolico riesgos relacionados con el sobrepeso / obesidad cuando se compara con el indice de masa corporal (IMC). Objetivo: Verificar la aplicabilidad de la RCEst y la relacion TG / HDL-c como predictores de riesgo cardiometabolico. Métodos: Este estudio transversal se llevo a cabo en el Departamento de Nutricion del Centro Universitario UNIVATES, donde se recogieron datos antropometricos y bioquimicos de los participantes. El analisis estadistico se realizo mediante el paquete estadistico para el software de Ciencias Sociales (SPSS) 20,0, con un nivel de significacion del 5% (p.

  14. RESISTENCIA MECÁNICA EVALUADA EN EL ENSAYO MARSHALL DE MEZCLAS DENSAS EN CALIENTE ELABORADAS CON ASFALTOS MODIFICADOS CON DESECHOS DE POLICLORURO DE VINILO (PVC, POLIETILENO DE ALTA DENSIDAD (PEAD Y POLIESTIRENO (PS MECHANICAL RESISTANCE OF HOT THICK MIXTURES MADE WITH ASPHALT MODIFIED WITH POLYVINYL CHLORIDE, POLYCLORURE (PVC WASTES, HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (PEAD, AND POLYSTYRENE (PS EVALUATED IN MARSHALL ASSAY

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    Hugo Alexánder Rondón Quintana

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo buscó evaluar en laboratorio el cambio en la resistencia mecánica que experimentan mezclas asfálticas densas en caliente cuando se adicionan, por vía húmeda, al cemento asfáltico aditivos poliméricos producto de desechos industriales del tipo plastómero (policloruro de vinilo, polietileno de alta densidad y poliestireno. Para tal fin se empleó el ensayo Marshall. De los resultados obtenidos se concluye que la resistencia mecánica de mezclas asfálticas modificadas con desechos del tipo plastómero es mayor en comparación con las convencionales (mezclas que emplean asfaltos sin ningún aditivo.The main objective of this research Project was to evaluate in a laboratory the change in mechanical strength that dense hot asphalt mixtures go through when waste polymeric additives of plastomeric type (polyvinyl chloride, high density polyethylene and polystyrene are added to asphalt cement, by 'wet way'. This change was evaluated using Marshall Test. The general conclusion of the experimental results was that modified hot asphalt mixtures present better mechanical behavior than conventional mixtures (mixtures which use asphalt without additives.

  15. [ANTIOXIDANT DYSFUNCTIONALITY OF HIGH-DENSITY LIPOPROTEINS (HDL) IN DECOMPENSATED DIABETIC PATIENTS].

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    Awad, Fernanda; Contreras-Duarte, Susana; Molina, Patricia; Quiñones, Verónica; Serrano, Valentina; Abbott, Eduardo; Maiz, Alberto; Busso, Dolores; Rigotti, Attilio

    2015-09-01

    Introducción: las lipoproteínas de alta densidad (HDL) tienen un importante efecto protector cardiovascular mediado por su función durante el transporte reverso del colesterol, así como por otras actividades, incluyendo una significativa acción antiinflamatoria y antioxidante. La funcionalidad antiinflamatoria y antioxidante de las HDL está alterada en los pacientes diabéticos crónicos estables, aunque no existe mayor información en caso de una crisis hiperglicémica. Objetivo: determinar si durante un estado de descompensación diabética aguda las partículas de HDL exhiben un deterioro de su función antioxidante y si esta logra recuperarse una vez resuelto el cuadro agudo. Métodos: la actividad antioxidante de las HDL se midió mediante un ensayo de fluorescencia in vitro en muestras plasmáticas de pacientes diabéticos con descompensación aguda obtenidas tanto al ingreso, alcanzada la resolución intrahospitalaria del evento agudo, así como en un control ambulatorio post-hospitalización. Como comparación, se analizaron partículas de HDL de algunos sujetos sanos como condición control. Resultados: la actividad antioxidante de las HDL en pacientes con descompensación diabética aguda fue significativamente menor a la observada en el grupo control sano, y esta se fue recuperando progresivamente hasta normalizarse en el momento del control ambulatorio. La crisis hiperglicémica también demostró una baja actividad plasmática de la enzima antioxidante paraoxonasa- 1, la cual aumentó significativamente en el control ambulatorio. Conclusión: las partículas de HDL presentes en pacientes con una descompensación diabética aguda presentan una reducción significativa y reversible de su capacidad antioxidante, probablemente como consecuencia de una alteración en la actividad de la paraoxonasa-1.

  16. Cultivos de alta densidad celular por retención interna: aplicación a la fermentación continua de etanol High cell density cultures produced by internal retention: application in continuous ethanol fermentation

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    Godoy Rubén Darío

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    Full Text Available El etanol ha generado gran interés por su potencial como combustible alternativo. No obstante, para que este producto sea competitivo económicamente, es necesario desarrollar procesos de fermentación que incrementen la baja productividad volumétrica lograda en cultivos convencionales (por lote o continuo, por medio de técnicas que permitan altas concentraciones celulares y reduzcan la inhibición por producto. Uno de los métodos empleados frecuentemente involucra la recirculación celular; por ello, en este trabajo se desarrolló un reactor de membrana incorporando un módulo de filtración, con unidades tubulares de 5 u,m en acero inoxidable, dentro de un fermentador de tanque agitado de 3L, para investigar su aplicación en la producción continua de etanol. Los efectos de la concentración celular y la caída de presión transmembranal sobre el flux de permeado fueron evaluados para probar el desempeño del módulo de filtración. Previa selección de las condiciones de fermentación (30 °C, 1,25 -1,75 vvm, pH 4,5, el sistema con retención celular interna fue operado en el cultivo continuo de Saccharomyces cerevisiae a partir de sacarosa. La permeabilidad de las unidades filtrantes fue mantenida mediante la aplicación de pulsos de aire. Más del 97% de las células cultivadas fueron retenidas en el fermentador, alcanzándose una concentración celular de 51 g/L y una productividad promedio de etanol, en el cultivo con retención celular, de 8,51 g/L.h, la cual fue dos veces mayor a la que se obtiene en un cultivo continuo convencional. Palabras clave: reactor de membrana, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, fermentación alcohólica, recirculación celular.Ethanol has provoked great interest due to its potential as an alternative fuel. Nevertheless, fermentation processes must be developed by increasing the low volumetric productivity achieved in conventional cultures (batch or continuous to make this product become economically competitive

  17. High population density survival of the sea urchin Diadema antillarum (Philippi 1845 to a category 5 hurricane in southern Mexican Caribbean Supervivencia de una alta densidad poblacional del erizo de mar Diadema antillarum (Philippi 1845 a un huracán categoría 5 en el sur del Caribe mexicano

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    Pablo Jorgensen

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    Full Text Available The vulnerability of the sea urchin Diadema antillarum to the impact of the category 5 hurricane "Dean" was assessed at a back-reef area of Mahahual (Southern Mexican Caribbean. Seventy days after Dean, there was a high mean Diadema population density of 12.6 ± 4.3 (SD; from here forward ind m-2, with a large mean individual test diameter of 59.2 ±9.8 mm. This population was comparable to a previous report for the same area, just before the landfall of Dean on 21 August 2007. Immigration of adults from deeper fore-reef sites after Dean across the reef-crest was unlikely, considering the homing behavior displayed by tagged urchins. The degree of physical alteration of the habitat indicated that Diadema may survive higher hurricane-generated disturbances than those reported in previous works. These results have strong implications on the conservation of the Mexican Caribbean coral reefs since the Diadema populations surveyed have a high grazing activity and are persistent against hurricanes impact.La vulnerabilidad del erizo de mar Diadema antillarum al impacto del huracán categoría 5 "Dean" fue evaluada en el arrecife posterior de Mahahual, México. Setenta días después de la recalada de Dean fue estimada una alta densidad media poblacional de Diadema de 12.6 ind m-2 (DE = 4.3, con un elevado tamaño individual promedio de 59.2 mm de diámetro (DE = 9.8. Esta densidad fue comparable a la de un reporte previo para la misma zona, días antes del paso de Dean el 21 de agosto de 2007. Considerando la fidelidad al refugio mostrado por erizos marcados, la inmigración de adultos desde el arrecife anterior después del paso de Dean fue poco factible. El nivel de destrucción del hábitat indica que Diadema sería más persistente al impacto directo de huracanes que lo sugerido por estudios anteriores. Debido al elevado potencial de pastoreo de las poblaciones locales de Diadema, y a su persistencia al impacto de huracanes, los resultados de este

  18. HDL endocytosis and resecretion.

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    Röhrl, Clemens; Stangl, Herbert

    2013-11-01

    HDL removes excess cholesterol from peripheral tissues and delivers it to the liver and steroidogenic tissues via selective lipid uptake without catabolism of the HDL particle itself. In addition, endocytosis of HDL holo-particles has been debated for nearly 40years. However, neither the connection between HDL endocytosis and selective lipid uptake, nor the physiological relevance of HDL uptake has been delineated clearly. This review will focus on HDL endocytosis and resecretion and its relation to cholesterol transfer. We will discuss the role of HDL endocytosis in maintaining cholesterol homeostasis in tissues and cell types involved in atherosclerosis, focusing on liver, macrophages and endothelium. We will critically summarize the current knowledge on the receptors mediating HDL endocytosis including SR-BI, F1-ATPase and CD36 and on intracellular HDL transport routes. Dependent on the tissue, HDL is either resecreted (retro-endocytosis) or degraded after endocytosis. Finally, findings on HDL transcytosis across the endothelial barrier will be summarized. We suggest that HDL endocytosis and resecretion is a rather redundant pathway under physiologic conditions. In case of disturbed lipid metabolism, however, HDL retro-endocytosis represents an alternative pathway that enables tissues to maintain cellular cholesterol homeostasis.

  19. High density of defoliated tomato plants in protected cultivation and its effects on development of trusses and fruits Alta densidade com desfolhamento de plantas de tomateiro em cultivo protegido e seus efeitos sobre o desenvolvimento de inflorescências e frutos

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    Miguel A. Sandri

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    ground area seems to be the upper limit in maximizing the number of set fruits of this crop.O número de frutos em plantas de tomateiro cultivadas em alta densidade e com índice de área foliar similar mantido através de desfolhamento foi determinado em três condições ambientais, no interior de túneis de polietileno. O experimento 1 foi conduzido no outono, com radiação solar média recebida pela cultura de 8,0 MJ m-2 dia-1 e temperatura média exterior de 18,1ºC. Os experimentos 2 e 3 foram conduzidos na primavera, com temperatura média exterior de 19,7ºC. No experimento 2, a radiação solar média recebida pela cultura foi de 12,4 MJ m-2 dia-1, enquanto no experimento 3 foi reduzida para 5,9 MJ m-2 dia-1 por meio de uma tela com 52% de sombreamento. As plantas foram cultivadas em sacolas, com 1,0 m entre fileiras e 0,3 m entre sacolas, enchidas com 5,5 L de substrato comercial. Nutrientes e água foram fornecidos via solução nutritiva, de forma a repor os volumes perdidos pela transpiração. Os tratamentos consistiram de uma (T1, duas (T2 e três (T3 plantas por sacola, correspondendo a densidades de 3,3; 6,7 e 10 plantas m-2, respectivamente. Em T1, três folhas por simpódio foram mantidas, com uma proporção de 3:1 entre o número de folhas e de inflorescências, em cada simpódio. Em T2, duas e uma folha foram mantidas respectivamente em dois simpódios consecutivos, alternativamente em ambas as plantas da sacola. A relação entre o número de folhas e de inflorescências foi de 3:2. Em T3, com três plantas por sacola, somente uma folha por simpódio foi mantida, com uma relação de 3:3. Em todos os experimentos, o número de inflorescências por unidade de área em T2 e T3 foi duas e três vezes maior que em T1, respectivamente. O número de frutos fixados por área de solo foi menor em T1 e similar em T2 e T3 no primeiro experimento, enquanto no segundo e terceiro experimentos valores similares foram observados entre os tratamentos. Os

  20. 77 FR 29633 - Alta Wind VII, LLC, Alta Wind IX, LLC, Alta Wind X, LLC, Alta Wind XI, LLC, Alta Wind XII, LLC...

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    ... Wind VII, LLC, Alta Wind IX, LLC, Alta Wind X, LLC, Alta Wind XI, LLC, Alta Wind XII, LLC, Alta Wind XIII, LLC, Alta Wind XIV, LLC, Alta Wind XV, LLC, Alta Windpower Development, LLC, TGP Development... 385.207, Alta Wind VII, LLC, Alta Wind IX, LLC, Alta Wind X, LLC, Alta Wind XI, LLC, Alta Wind...

  1. Preparação e caracterização de biocompósitos baseados em fibra de curauá, biopolietileno de alta densidade (BPEAD e polibutadieno líquido hidroxilado (PBHL Preparation and characterization of biocomposites based on curaua fibers, high-density biopolyethylene (HDBPE and liquid hydroxylated polybutadiene(LHPB

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    Daniele O. Castro

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    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, foram utilizadas fibras de curauá como reforço de matriz termoplástica de biopolietileno de alta densidade. O polietileno foi obtido por polimerização de eteno, gerado do etanol de cana de açúcar. Este polímero é também chamado de biopolietileno (BPEAD, por ser preparado a partir de material oriundo de fonte natural. Desta forma, pretendeu-se contribuir para desenvolver materiais que, dentre outras propriedades, causem menor emissão de CO2 para a atmosfera na sua produção, utilização e substituição, comparativamente a outros materiais. Adicionalmente, polibutadieno líquido hidroxilado (PBHL foi acrescentado à formulação do compósito, visando a um aumento na resistência à propagação da trinca durante impacto. Os compósitos e as fibras foram caracterizados por várias técnicas, tais como microscopia eletrônica de varredura (MEV, Calorimetria Exploratória Diferencial (DSC, Termogravimetria (TG, além da caracterização dos compósitos quanto à Análise Térmica Dinâmico-Mecânica (DMTA, propriedades mecânicas (impacto e flexão e absorção de água. A presença das fibras de curauá diminuiu algumas propriedades do BPEAD, como resistência ao impacto. A análise de DMTA mostrou que as fibras geram material mais rígido. Pode-se considerar que a introdução de PBHL na formulação do material foi eficiente, levando a uma resistência ao impacto do compósito BPEAD/PBHL/Fibra maior do que a do compósito BPEAD/Fibra.In this work, curaua fibers were used in the reinforcement of a high-density (HDPE thermoplastic matrix. The polyethylene used was obtained by polymerization of ethene produced from sugarcane ethanol. This polymer, also called high-density biopolyethylene (HDBPE, was prepared from a natural source material. The aim was to contribute to developing materials which could lead to smaller release of CO2 into the atmosphere in comparison to other materials. Additionally, liquid

  2. 75 FR 23263 - Alta Wind I, LLC; Alta Wind II, LLC; Alta Wind III, LLC; Alta Wind IV, LLC; Alta Wind V, LLC...

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    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Alta Wind I, LLC; Alta Wind II, LLC; Alta Wind III, LLC; Alta Wind IV, LLC; Alta Wind V, LLC; Alta Wind VI, LLC; Alta Wind VII, LLC; Alta Wind VIII, LLC; Alta Windpower... Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission), 18 CFR 285.207 (2009), Alta Wind I, LLC, Alta Wind...

  3. LDL and HDL subfractions, dysfunctional HDL: treatment options.

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    Garcia-Rios, Antonio; Nikolic, Dragana; Perez-Martinez, Pablo; Lopez-Miranda, Jose; Rizzo, Manfredi; Hoogeveen, Ron C

    2014-01-01

    Low-density lipoproteins (LDL) are considered as important risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVD), while highdensity lipoproteins (HDL) are well recognized for their putative role in reverse cholesterol transport and other atheroprotective functions. Both LDL and HDL are heterogeneous in nature, including various subfractions depending on the method of isolation (≥ 7 LDL and 10 HDL subspecies, respectively). While it is established that small, dense LDL (sdLDL) have atherogenic potential, the role of different HDL subfractions is still largely unclear. The majority of clinical studies suggest an atheroprotective role of larger HDL particles, although recent work has highlighted the role of dysfunctional HDL within different subfractions. Several therapeutic approaches are able to primarily target cholesterol concentration in LDL or HDL. Certain drugs, such as niacin, statins and fibrates target multiple lipid traits (i.e. pleiotropic drug effects), while cholesterol ester transfer protein (CETP) inhibitors are able to increase plasma HDL cholesterol levels. Statins represent the most used lipid-lowering drugs, but there is a continued interest in the development of novel therapeutic approaches, including those that might affect dysfunctional HDL. Targeting distinct LDL and HDL subfractions may potentially reduce the residual risk seen in clinical endpoint trials.

  4. Raising HDL cholesterol in women

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    Danny J Eapen

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Danny J Eapen1, Girish L Kalra1, Luay Rifai1, Christina A Eapen2, Nadya Merchant1, Bobby V Khan11Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA; 2University of South Florida School of Medicine, Tampa, FL, USAAbstract: High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C concentration is essential in the determination of coronary heart disease (CHD risk in women. This is especially true in the postmenopausal state, where lipid profiles and CHD risk mimic that of age-matched men. Thus, interventions designed to reduce CHD risk by raising HDL-C levels may have particular significance during the transition to menopause. This review discusses HDL-C-raising therapies and the role of HDL in the primary prevention of CHD in women. Lifestyle-based interventions such as dietary change, aerobic exercise regimens, and smoking cessation are initial steps that are effective in raising HDL-C, and available data suggest women respond similarly to men with these interventions. When combined with pharmacotherapy, the effects of these lifestyle alterations are further amplified. Though studies demonstrating gender-specific differences in therapy are limited, niacin continues to be the most effective agent in raising HDL-C levels, especially when used in combination with fibrate or statin therapy. Emerging treatments such as HDL mimetic therapy show much promise in further raising HDL-C levels and improving cardiovascular outcomes.Keywords: high-density lipoprotein, HDL, women, cholesterol, heart disease

  5. urbana desde la densidad habitacional

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    Francisco Bascuñán Walker

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del trabajo presentado fue reformular la relación de área construida y área verde Chilena según los estándares internacionales Europeos. Se estudio la mecánica actual de determinación de superficie de área verde en Chile y se comparó con los estándares españoles, elaborando una nueva formula que relaciona directamente la densidad habitacional con la superficie de área verde requerida. El estudio mostró que los resultados de superficies de área verde son de tal envergadura que requieren asociarse a parques comunales e intercomunales. Basados en los resultados del estudio se concluye que para cumplir con las superficies requeridas según la densidad habitacional los loteos nuevos deben contemplar su participación en proyectos de parques urbanos o comunales para garantizar el derecho de áreas verdes de los nuevos habitantes.

  6. MATÉRIA SECA E ABSORÇÃO DE NUTRIENTES EM FUNÇÃO DO ESPAÇAMENTO E DA DENSIDADE DE SEMEADURA EM ARROZ DE TERRA ALTA DRY MATTER AND NUTRIENT UPTAKE OF DRYLAND RICE RELATED TO ROW SPACING AND PLANT POPULATION

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    Carlos Alexandre Costa Crusciol

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    Full Text Available Foi instalado um experimento em condições de campo, em um Latossolo Vermelho escuro, epi-eutrófico, textura argilosa, em Selvíria-MS, com arroz de sequeiro cv. IAC 201, estudando-se três espaçamentos entre fileiras (30, 40 e 50 cm e três densidades de semeadura (100, 150 e 200 sementes viáveis/m2. Foram avaliadas a produção de matéria seca da parte aérea no momento do florescimento e determinados os teores e quantidades de N, P, K, Ca, Mg e S absorvidos, assim como a eficiência de utilização de nutrientes. A redução do espaçamento entre fileiras aumentou a produção de matéria seca da parte aérea e a quantidade de nutrientes absorvidos. A variação da densidade de semeadura não afetou os parâmetros estudados. A redução do espaçamento entre fileiras proporcionou maior eficiência de utilização do Ca e diminuiu a do N e Mg. Os teores de nutrientes na matéria seca da parte aérea não foram afetados pela variação do espaçamento entre fileiras.A field experiment was conducted in a clayey Dark Red Latosol in Selviria, MS, Brazil, to study the effect of three row spacings (30, 40 and 50 cm and three seed densities (100, 150 and 200 viable seeds/m2 on plant dry matter yield, macronutrient (N, P, K, Ca, Mg and S uptake at flowering, and the nutrient use efficiency. A decrease in row spacing led to an increase in shoot dry matter production and nutrient uptake. There was no effect of plant densities on dry matter or nutrient uptake. The decrease in row spacing allowed a higher Ca use efficiency, but not for N and Mg. The concentration of the macronutrients in the shoots was not affected by spacing.

  7. Genetics Home Reference: familial HDL deficiency

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    ... Genetics Home Health Conditions familial HDL deficiency familial HDL deficiency Enable Javascript to view the expand/collapse ... Download PDF Open All Close All Description Familial HDL deficiency is a condition characterized by low levels ...

  8. Beyond HDL-cholesterol increase: phospholipid enrichment and shift from HDL3 to HDL2 in alcohol consumers

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    Schäfer, C.; Parlesak, Alexandr; Eckoldt, J.;

    2007-01-01

    The reduction of cardiovascular mortality associated with moderate alcohol consumption is chiefly thought to be mediated by an increase of high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-CH). This study highlights additional qualitative changes of HDL that might augment this antiatherogenic effect...... HDL(2a), HDL(2b), and HDL(3). No difference in LDL-cholesterol was observed. Compared with group 1, groups 2 and 3 exhibited significant increases of HDL-CH (group 1, 44 +/- 10 mg/dl; group 2, 51 +/- 11 mg/dl; group 3, 55 +/- 11 mg/dl; mean +/- SD, PHDL...... (increase of the HDL(2)-CH/HDL(3)-CH ratio). Moreover, phospholipid enrichment of HDL occurred in alcohol consumers, whereas the ratios between other HDL components remained constant. Multivariate analysis revealed alcohol to have the foremost statistical influence on changes of the HDL fraction, followed...

  9. Suplementação nutricional com antioxidantes naturais: efeito da rutina na concentração de colesterol-HDL

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    Rodrigues Hosana Gomes

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available O estresse oxidativo está freqüentemente associado com alterações nas concentrações séricas de glicose e lipídios. O objetivo deste trabalho foi verificar se as alterações bioquímicas séricas, induzidas pela suplementação nutricional com o flavonóide rutina, estão associadas a propriedades antioxidantes. A administração de rutina (120mg/kg/semana, durante 15 dias, não induziu variação na glicemia de jejum e no teste de tolerância à glicose. Embora não tenham sido observadas mudanças significativas nas concentrações séricas de lipoperóxidos, triacilglicerois, colesterol-LDL e proteínas totais, a suplementação nutricional com rutina demonstrou importante papel na prevenção da aterosclerose, pois induziu elevação significativa da lipoproteína de alta densidade (colesterol-HDL de 35,82 ± 2,31mg/dL para 44,40 ± 3,11mg/dL. Como não foram observadas alterações na glutationa peroxidase, enquanto as atividades da superóxido dismutase foram elevadas pela ingestão de rutina. Pode-se concluir que os efeitos antioxidantes deste flavonoide, aumentando a concentração de colesterol-HDL, estão relacionados à elevação nas atividades da superóxido dismutase. A ação antioxidante da rutina pode estar relacionada à destruição do radical superóxido (O2-.

  10. DENSIDADE DE SEMEADURA E PRODUTIVIDADE DO PORONGO

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    Dilson Antônio Bisognin

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    Full Text Available O trabalho teve como objetivo determinar a melhor densidade de semeadura para a cultura do porongo Lagenaria siceraria (Mol. Standi. Foi realizado um experimento na Universidade Federal de Santa Maria -RS, em 1987-88, com densidades de 2.222; 2.500; 2.666; 3.333 e 4.444 covas/ha, sendo avaliada a produção de frutos industrializáveis (número de frutos/ha e número de frutos/cova. Em outro experimento, instalado em Restinga Seca-RS, em 1988-89, usou-se densidades de 1.111, 2.222, 3.333, 4.444, 5.555 e 6.666 covas/ha, sendo avaliadas a produção de frutos industrializáveis, número de nós na ramificação primária (nós/planta, espessura do casco e volume externo da cuia O delineamento experimental foi blocos ao acaso com quatro repetições e duas plantas por cova, nos dois experimentos. Os resultados de produtividade não mostraram relação com as diferentes densidades estudada?, mas os melhores resultados foram obtidos com densidades que variaram de 3.333 à 5.555 covas por hectare. O número de frutos/cova, nós/planta e a espessura do casco diminuíram à medida que aumentou a densidade de semeadura Em densidades menores a produtividade foi compensada pelo aumento do número de frutos por cova O aumento da densidade de semeadura diminuiu o volume externo da cuia.

  11. EFECTO DE DENSIDAD POBLACIONAL DE HUEVOS SOBRE VIABILIDAD Y TIEMPO DE DESARROLLO DE Drosophila melanogaster (DROSOPHILIDAE

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    OSORIO JULIO

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    Full Text Available Para estimar el efecto de la densidad poblacional de huevos sobre la viabilidad huevoadulto de Drosophila melanogaster se realizaron tres tratamientos en frascos con medio de cultivo agar-banano: a densidad de 10, 50 y 90 huevos. La variable de respuesta fue la proporción de individuos adultos emergidos desde la aparición del primer imago hasta 15 días después de la siembra. Las viabilidades huevo-adulto promedio fueron 0,320, 0,338 y 0,328 para las densidades de 10, 50 y 90 huevos respectivamente. No se evidenciaron diferencias significativas entre los tres tratamientos (p>0.05. Por lo tanto, no se detectó en este estudio influencia de la densidad poblacional de huevos sobre la viabilidad huevo-adulto. Probablemente debido a que la proporción entre el número de huevos y la cantidad de medio fue suficientemente alta para no generar competencia en otros estadios del desarrollo huevo/adulto.

  12. Effects of curcumin on HDL functionality.

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    Ganjali, Shiva; Blesso, Christopher N; Banach, Maciej; Pirro, Matteo; Majeed, Muhammed; Sahebkar, Amirhossein

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    Curcumin, a bioactive polyphenol, is a yellow pigment of the Curcuma longa (turmeric) plant. Curcumin has many pharmacologic effects including antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic, anti-obesity, anti-angiogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. Recently, it has been found that curcumin affects lipid metabolism, and subsequently, may alleviate hyperlipidemia and atherosclerosis. Plasma HDL cholesterol (HDL-C) is an independent negative risk predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, numerous clinical and genetic studies have yielded disappointing results about the therapeutic benefit of raising plasma HDL-C levels. Therefore, research efforts are now focused on improving HDL functionality, independent of HDL-C levels. The quality of HDL particles can vary considerably due to heterogeneity in composition. Consistent with its complexity in composition and metabolism, a wide range of biological activities is reported for HDL, including antioxidant, anti-glycation, anti-inflammatory, anti-thrombotic, anti-apoptotic and immune modulatory activities. Protective properties of curcumin may influence HDL functionality; therefore, we reviewed the literature to determine whether curcumin can augment HDL function. In this review, we concluded that curcumin may modulate markers of HDL function, such as apo-AI, CETP, LCAT, PON1, MPO activities and levels. Curcumin may subsequently improve conditions in which HDL is dysfunctional and may have potential as a therapeutic drug in future. Further clinical trials with bioavailability-improved formulations of curcumin are warranted to examine its effects on lipid metabolism and HDL function.

  13. Estonia's Alta buys Lauma lingerie

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    Eesti investeeringute firma Alta Capital ostis 76,4 protsenti pesutootja Lauma aktsiatest. Tulevikus plaanitakse suunduda Ida- ja Lääne-Euroopa turgudele. Alta Capital omab 79 protsenti Klementi aktsiatest

  14. Análisis del ciclo de vida del reciclado del polietileno de alta densidad

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    Thermoplastics make up roughly 80% of the plastics produced today. There are hundreds of types of them and new variations are being developed. But not all thermoplastics are recyclable in the same proportion. The most commonly recycled thermoplastics are polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). In this study, real data from the industry is used in the analysis of the environmental impact of plastics recycling by means of the application of the ...

  15. Impacto da intensificação da densidade de plantio na rentabilidade em duas cultivares de macieira em Fraiburgo-SC

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    Este artigo analisa as expectativas de retorno associadas ao agronegócio da maçã, com base em pomares existentes na região de Fraiburgo-SC. Detalham-se os custos de produção das cultivares Gala e Fuji implantadas em sistemas de alta e superalta densidade. Os resultados indicam ser apenas mediana a rentabilidade do agronegócio em análise. A intensificação tecnológica via ampliação da densidade de plantio, propicia um incremento na rentabilidade. O mesmo pode ser dito da cultivar Fuji em relaçã...

  16. Dialysis Modalities and HDL Composition and Function.

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    Holzer, Michael; Schilcher, Gernot; Curcic, Sanja; Trieb, Markus; Ljubojevic, Senka; Stojakovic, Tatjana; Scharnagl, Hubert; Kopecky, Chantal M; Rosenkranz, Alexander R; Heinemann, Akos; Marsche, Gunther

    2015-09-01

    Lipid abnormalities may have an effect on clinical outcomes of patients on dialysis. Recent studies have indicated that HDL dysfunction is a hallmark of ESRD. In this study, we compared HDL composition and metrics of HDL functionality in patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD) or peritoneal dialysis (PD) with those in healthy controls. We detected a marked suppression of several metrics of HDL functionality in patients on HD or PD. Compositional analysis revealed that HDL from both dialysis groups shifted toward a more proinflammatory phenotype with profound alterations in the lipid moiety and protein composition. With regard to function, cholesterol efflux and anti-inflammatory and antiapoptotic functions seemed to be more severely suppressed in patients on HD, whereas HDL-associated paraoxonase activity was lowest in patients on PD. Quantification of enzyme activities involved in HDL metabolism suggested that HDL particle maturation and remodeling are altered in patients on HD or PD. In summary, our study provides mechanistic insights into the formation of dysfunctional HDL in patients with ESRD who are on HD or PD.

  17. Emerging therapeutic strategies to enhance HDL function

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    Urraca Concha

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Epidemiologic studies indicate a strong inverse correlation between plasma levels of high-density lipoproteins (HDL and cardiovascular disease (CVD. The most relevant cardioprotective mechanism mediated by HDL is thought to be reverse cholesterol transport (RCT. New insights in HDL biology and RCT have allowed the development of promising agents aimed to increase HDL function and promote atherosclerosis regression. In this regard, apo-AI analogs and CETP inhibitors dalcetrapib and anacetrapib have aroused a great interest and opened new expectations in the treatment of CVD.

  18. Subfractions of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and dysfunctional HDL in chronic kidney disease patients.

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    Rysz-Górzyńska, Magdalena; Banach, Maciej

    2016-08-01

    A number of studies have shown that chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Chronic kidney disease is characterized by significant disturbances in lipoprotein metabolism, including differences in quantitative and qualitative content of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) particles. Recent studies have revealed that serum HDL cholesterol levels do not predict CVD in CKD patients; thus CKD-induced modifications in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) may be responsible for the increase in CV risk in CKD patients. Various methods are available to separate several subclasses of HDL and confirm their atheroprotective properties. However, under pathological conditions associated with inflammation and oxidation, HDL can progressively lose normal biological activities and be converted into dysfunctional HDL. In this review, we highlight the current state of knowledge on subfractions of HDL and HDL dysfunction in CKD.

  19. Niacin to Boost Your HDL "Good" Cholesterol

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    Niacin can boost 'good' cholesterol Niacin is a B vitamin that may raise your HDL ("good") cholesterol. But side effects might outweigh benefits for most ... been used to increase high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol — the "good" cholesterol that helps remove low-density ...

  20. Metabolic and functional relevance of HDL subspecies

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    Though the association of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) with cardiovascular disease (CVD) was described as early as 1950, HDL’s role in CVD still remains to be fully elucidated. There are numerous publications showing the inverse relationship between HDL-C and CVD risk; however, in t...

  1. HDL to verification logic translator

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    Gambles, J. W.; Windley, P. J.

    1992-01-01

    The increasingly higher number of transistors possible in VLSI circuits compounds the difficulty in insuring correct designs. As the number of possible test cases required to exhaustively simulate a circuit design explodes, a better method is required to confirm the absence of design faults. Formal verification methods provide a way to prove, using logic, that a circuit structure correctly implements its specification. Before verification is accepted by VLSI design engineers, the stand alone verification tools that are in use in the research community must be integrated with the CAD tools used by the designers. One problem facing the acceptance of formal verification into circuit design methodology is that the structural circuit descriptions used by the designers are not appropriate for verification work and those required for verification lack some of the features needed for design. We offer a solution to this dilemma: an automatic translation from the designers' HDL models into definitions for the higher-ordered logic (HOL) verification system. The translated definitions become the low level basis of circuit verification which in turn increases the designer's confidence in the correctness of higher level behavioral models.

  2. High density lipoprotein (HDL) metabolism in noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus: measurement of HDL turnover using tritiated HDL

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    Golay, A.; Zech, L.; Shi, M.Z.; Chiou, Y.A.; Reaven, G.M.; Chen, Y.D.

    1987-09-01

    High density lipoprotein (HDL) kinetics were studied by injecting (/sup 3/H)apoprotein A-I (apoA-I)/HDL into 12 subjects with normal glucose tolerance and 12 patients with noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). The results indicate that the mean fractional catabolic rate (FCR) of apoA-I/HDL was significantly faster (0.63 +/- 0.07 (+/- SEM) vs. 0.39 +/- 0.02 1/day; P less than 0.001) and the apoA-I/HDL synthetic rate greater (29.4 +/- 2.9 vs. 22.9 +/- 1.3 mg/kg X day; P less than 0.02) in patients with NIDDM than in normal subjects. Furthermore, there were statistically significant inverse relationships between apoA-I/HDL FCR and plasma levels of both HDL cholesterol (r = -0.71; P less than 0.001) and apoA-I (r = -0.63; P less than 0.001). In addition, the increase in apoA-I/HDL FCR was directly related to fasting plasma glucose (r = 0.78; P less than 0.001) and insulin (r = 0.76; P less than 0.001) concentrations. These data support the view that the decrease in plasma HDL cholesterol and apoA-I levels commonly found in patients with noninsulin-dependent diabetes is due to an increase in the catabolic rate of apoA-I/HDL secondary to the defects in carbohydrate metabolism present in these patients.

  3. Anion exchange HPLC isolation of high-density lipoprotein (HDL and on-line estimation of proinflammatory HDL.

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    Xiang Ji

    Full Text Available Proinflammatory high-density lipoprotein (p-HDL is a biomarker of cardiovascular disease. Sickle cell disease (SCD is characterized by chronic states of oxidative stress that many consider to play a role in forming p-HDL. To measure p-HDL, apolipoprotein (apo B containing lipoproteins are precipitated. Supernatant HDL is incubated with an oxidant/LDL or an oxidant alone and rates of HDL oxidation monitored with dichlorofluorescein (DCFH. Although apoB precipitation is convenient for isolating HDL, the resulting supernatant matrix likely influences HDL oxidation. To determine effects of supernatants on p-HDL measurements we purified HDL from plasma from SCD subjects by anion exchange (AE chromatography, determined its rate of oxidation relative to supernatant HDL. SCD decreased total cholesterol but not triglycerides or HDL and increased cell-free (cf hemoglobin (Hb and xanthine oxidase (XO. HDL isolated by AE-HPLC had lower p-HDL levels than HDL in supernatants after apoB precipitation. XO+xanthine (X and cf Hb accelerated purified HDL oxidation. Although the plate and AE-HPLC assays both showed p-HDL directly correlated with cf-Hb in SCD plasma, the plate assay yielded p-HDL data that was influenced more by cf-Hb than AE-HPLC generated p-HDL data. The AE-HPLC p-HDL assay reduces the influence of the supernatants and shows that SCD increases p-HDL.

  4. HDL particle number and size as predictors of cardiovascular disease.

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    Kontush, Anatol

    2015-01-01

    Previous studies indicate that reduced concentrations of circulating high-density lipoprotein (HDL) particles can be superior to HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C) levels as a predictor of cardiovascular disease. Measurements of HDL particle numbers, therefore, bear a potential for the improved assessment of cardiovascular risk. Furthermore, such measurement can be relevant for the evaluation of novel therapeutic approaches targeting HDL. Modern in-depth analyses of HDL particle profile may further improve evaluation of cardiovascular risk. Although clinical relevance of circulating concentrations of HDL subpopulations to cardiovascular disease remains controversial, the negative relationship between the number of large HDL particles and cardiovascular disease suggests that assessment of HDL particle profile can be clinically useful. Reduced mean HDL size is equally associated with cardiovascular disease in large-scale clinical studies. Since HDL-C is primarily carried in the circulation by large, lipid-rich HDL particles, the inverse relationship between HDL size and cardiovascular risk can be secondary to those established for plasma levels of HDL particles, HDL-C, and large HDL. The epidemiological data thereby suggest that HDL particle number may represent a more relevant therapeutic target as compared to HDL-C.

  5. Understanding HDL function : studies in preclinical models and patients

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    Annema, Wijtske

    2013-01-01

    HDL-functie draagt mogelijk bij aan het risico op hart- en vaatziekten Slecht werkende High-density lipoproteïne (HDL) draagt mogelijk bij aan het risico op hart- en vaatziekten. Dat concludeert Wijtske Annema, die onderzoek deed naar de relatie tussen HDL-functie en hart- en vaatziekten. HDL wordt

  6. Beyond the genetics of HDL : why is HDL cholesterol inversely related to cardiovascular disease?

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    Kuivenhoven, J A; Groen, A K

    2015-01-01

    There is unequivocal evidence that high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels in plasma are inversely associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Studies of families with inherited HDL disorders and genetic association studies in general (and patient) population samples have ide

  7. Impacto da intensificação da densidade de plantio na rentabilidade em duas cultivares de macieira em Fraiburgo-SC Economic analysis of investment in the agribusiness of the apples in Fraiburgo, state of Santa Catarina

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    2006-01-01

    Este artigo analisa as expectativas de retorno associadas ao agronegócio da maçã, com base em pomares existentes na região de Fraiburgo-SC. Detalham-se os custos de produção das cultivares Gala e Fuji implantadas em sistemas de alta e superalta densidade. Os resultados indicam ser apenas mediana a rentabilidade do agronegócio em análise. A intensificação tecnológica via ampliação da densidade de plantio, propicia um incremento na rentabilidade. O mesmo pode ser dito da cultivar Fuji em relaçã...

  8. Computer arithmetic and verilog HDL fundamentals

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    Cavanagh, Joseph

    2009-01-01

    Verilog Hardware Description Language (HDL) is the state-of-the-art method for designing digital and computer systems. Ideally suited to describe both combinational and clocked sequential arithmetic circuits, Verilog facilitates a clear relationship between the language syntax and the physical hardware. It provides a very easy-to-learn and practical means to model a digital system at many levels of abstraction. Computer Arithmetic and Verilog HDL Fundamentals details the steps needed to master computer arithmetic for fixed-point, decimal, and floating-point number representations for all prima

  9. Evaluación de los métodos directo, precipitado y Friedewald para la cuantificación de colesterol LDL y HDL en pollos de engorde

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    José Henry Osorio

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo fue evaluar los métodos directo y precipitado para el colesterol de las lipoproteínas de alta densidad y los métodos directo, precipitado y Friedewald para el colesterol de las lipoproteínas de baja densidad en pollos de engorde. Se obtuvo suero de 30 pollos de engorde de 36 días de edad, en ayunas, de la línea Cobb 500, se determinaron los niveles de triglicéridos y colesterol total usando un kit enzimático-colorimétrico. El colesterol, tanto de las lipoproteínas de alta densidad como de las de baja densidad, se midió por el método de precipitación y el método directo, y la estimación del colesterol de la lipoproteína de baja densidad se determinó usando la fórmula de Friedewald. Las medias ± desviación estándar para los niveles de colesterol de las lipoproteínas de alta densidad, por los métodos directo y precipitado, en mg/dl, fueron de: 92,8 ± 16,7; 92,2 ± 16,3, respectivamente. El valor P del test F es mayor a 0,05, por lo cual no hay diferencia estadísticamente significativa, con un índice de confianza de 95 % entre métodos, y para los niveles de colesterol de la lipoproteínas de baja densidad por los métodos directo, precipitado y Friedewald, en mg/dl, fueron: 51,8 ± 9,4; 21,9 ± 12,6 y 26,1 ± 12,9, respectivamente. El valor P del test F es inferior a 0,05 evidenciando diferencia estadísticamente significativa, con un índice de confianza de 95 % entre métodos. Se concluye que en los pollos de engorde se puede cuantificar el colesterol de la lipoproteína de alta densidad con los dos métodos evaluados (directo y precipitado, sin embargo, para calcular el colesterol de la lipoproteína de baja densidad solo se recomienda utilizar el método directo ya que los métodos de precipitado y de Friedewald dieron resultados mucho menores en dicha especie.

  10. Altas capacidades en el aula /

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    Conesa Muñoz., María Gregoria

    2014-01-01

    Las altas capacidades necesitan un tratamiento específico, del mismo modo que lo necesitan otros alumnos con dificultades para el aprendizaje, el hecho de que les sea más fácil aprender no significa que no se deban potenciar sus capacidades. Se analiza el tratamiento que han tenido las altas capacidades intelectuales a lo largo de los diferentes sistemas educativos, se ven las características más importantes que pueden tener estos niños y las diferentes vías de identificación y diagnóstico. ...

  11. A timed extension for AltaRica

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    Cassez, Franck; Pagetti, Claire; Roux, Olivier

    2004-01-01

    International audience; In this paper we present a timed extension of the AltaRica formalism. Following previous works, we first extend the semantics of AltaRica with time and define timed components and timed nodes. Moreover we lift the priority features of AltaRica to the timed case. We obtain a timed version of AltaRica, called Timed AltaRica. Finally we give a translation of a Timed AltaRica specification into a usual timed automaton. These are the semantic foundations of a high-level hie...

  12. Human carotid atherosclerotic plaque protein(s) change HDL protein(s) composition and impair HDL anti-oxidant activity.

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    Cohen, Elad; Aviram, Michael; Khatib, Soliman; Volkova, Nina; Vaya, Jacob

    2016-01-01

    High density lipoprotein (HDL) anti-atherogenic functions are closely associated with cardiovascular disease risk factor, and are dictated by its composition, which is often affected by environmental factors. The present study investigates the effects of the human carotid plaque constituents on HDL composition and biological functions. To this end, human carotid plaques were homogenized and incubated with HDL. Results showed that after incubation, most of the apolipoprotein A1 (Apo A1) protein was released from the HDL, and HDL diameter increased by an average of approximately 2 nm. In parallel, HDL antioxidant activity was impaired. In response to homogenate treatment HDL could not prevent the accelerated oxidation of LDL caused by the homogenate. Boiling of the homogenate prior to its incubation with HDL abolished its effects on HDL composition changes. Moreover, tryptophan fluorescence quenching assay revealed an interaction between plaque component(s) and HDL, an interaction that was reduced by 50% upon using pre-boiled homogenate. These results led to hypothesize that plaque protein(s) interacted with HDL-associated Apo A1 and altered the HDL composition. Immuno-precipitation of Apo A1 that was released from the HDL after its incubation with the homogenate revealed a co-precipitation of three isomers of actin. However, beta-actin alone did not significantly affect the HDL composition, and yet the active protein within the plaque was elusive. In conclusion then, protein(s) in the homogenate interact with HDL protein(s), leading to release of Apo A1 from the HDL particle, a process that was associated with an increase in HDL diameter and with impaired HDL anti-oxidant activity.

  13. High pre-beta1 HDL concentrations and low lecithin: cholesterol acyltransferase activities are strong positive risk markers for ischemic heart disease and independent of HDL-cholesterol

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    Sethi, Amar A; Sampson, Maureen; Warnick, Russell;

    2010-01-01

    We hypothesized that patients with high HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C) and ischemic heart disease (IHD) may have dysfunctional HDL or unrecognized nonconventional risk factors.......We hypothesized that patients with high HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C) and ischemic heart disease (IHD) may have dysfunctional HDL or unrecognized nonconventional risk factors....

  14. HDL in sepsis - risk factor and therapeutic approach.

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    Morin, Emily E; Guo, Ling; Schwendeman, Anna; Li, Xiang-An

    2015-01-01

    High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is a key component of circulating blood and plays essential roles in regulation of vascular endothelial function and immunity. Clinical data demonstrate that HDL levels drop by 40-70% in septic patients, which is associated with a poor prognosis. Experimental studies using Apolipoprotein A-I (ApoAI) null mice showed that HDL deficient mice are susceptible to septic death, and overexpressing ApoAI in mice to increase HDL levels protects against septic death. These clinical and animal studies support our hypothesis that a decrease in HDL level is a risk factor for sepsis, and raising circulating HDL levels may provide an efficient therapy for sepsis. In this review, we discuss the roles of HDL in sepsis and summarize the efforts of using synthetic HDL as a potential therapy for sepsis.

  15. Alta Habilidad y Competencia Experta

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    Hernández Torrano, Daniel

    2010-01-01

    El objetivo del trabajo es analizar las contribuciones específicas y generales de distintas perspectivas de inteligencia (inteligencias múltiples, aptitudes diferenciales, inteligencia emocional e inteligencia exitosa) y creatividad (pensamiento divergente) en la configuración cognitiva de una muestra de alumnos nominados con altas habilidades. Este estudio ha permitido: 1) Analizar las características psicométricas y la utilidad de distintos instrumentos psicométricos para la identificación ...

  16. La calidad de la densidad urbana en Bogotá

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    Óscar Alfonso Roa

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Para alojar a la creciente población de Bogotá, desde mediados del siglo pasado se prefiere aumentar la densidad en zonas residenciales que la expansión metropolitana. En este artículo se hace un análisis de la ocupación del perímetro bogotano que no se limita a los gradientes de densidad sino que integra medidas de su calidad que captan la desigualdad en materia de densidad, dotación pública, espacios libres y mezcla social. El índice resultante es una medida alternativa de la segregación socio-espacial.

  17. Comparação dos valores do colesterol total, LDL colesterol e HDL colesterol com os valores da pordentagem de gordura corporal

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    Maynara Fornazari; Maria Julieta Bartocci Sannazzaro; Clemente Reinaldo Sannazzaro

    2007-01-01

    O colesterol é componente das gorduras ou lipídeos e está presente em quase todos os tecidos. O carregamento do colesterol sanguíneo é feito através das lipoproteínas das quais a HDL parece ser responsável pelo transporte reverso desse lipídeo para metabolização no fígado. Altas taxas de colesterol sanguíneo acompanhadas de baixos níveis de HDL parecem sem preditores para doenças cardiovasculares e vasculares cerebrais. Este trabalho tem o objetivo de comparar valores de colesterol sanguíneo,...

  18. HDL Cholesterol and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

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    Haase, Christiane L; Tybjærg-Hansen, Anne; Nordestgaard, Børge G

    2015-01-01

    Observationally, low levels of HDL cholesterol are consistently associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Therefore, plasma HDL cholesterol increasing has been suggested as a novel therapeutic option to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Whether levels of HDL cholesterol are causally...... associated with type 2 diabetes is unknown. In a prospective study of the general population (n = 47,627), we tested whether HDL cholesterol-related genetic variants were associated with low HDL cholesterol levels and, in turn, with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. HDL cholesterol-decreasing gene scores...... and allele numbers associated with up to -13 and -20% reductions in HDL cholesterol levels. The corresponding theoretically predicted hazard ratios for type 2 diabetes were 1.44 (95% CI 1.38-1.52) and 1.77 (1.61-1.95), whereas the genetic estimates were nonsignificant. Genetic risk ratios for type 2 diabetes...

  19. HDL efflux capacity, HDL particle size, and high-risk carotid atherosclerosis in a cohort of asymptomatic older adults: the Chicago Healthy Aging Study.

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    Mutharasan, R Kannan; Thaxton, C Shad; Berry, Jarett; Daviglus, Martha L; Yuan, Chun; Sun, Jie; Ayers, Colby; Lloyd-Jones, Donald M; Wilkins, John T

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    HDL efflux capacity and HDL particle size are associated with atherosclerotic CVD (ASCVD) events in middle-aged individuals; however, it is unclear whether these associations are present in older adults. We sampled 402 Chicago Healthy Aging Study participants who underwent a dedicated carotid MRI assessment for lipid-rich necrotic core (LRNC) plaque. We measured HDL particle size, HDL particle number, and LDL particle number with NMR spectroscopy, as well as HDL efflux capacity. We quantified the associations between HDL particle size and HDL efflux using adjusted linear regression models. We quantified associations between the presence of LRNC and HDL and LDL particle number, HDL particle size, and HDL efflux capacity using adjusted logistic regression models. HDL efflux capacity was directly associated with large (β = 0.037, P HDL particle concentration and inversely associated with small (β = -0.0049, P = 0.018) HDL particle concentration in multivariable adjusted models. HDL efflux capacity and HDL particle number were inversely associated with prevalent LRNC plaque in unadjusted models (odds ratio: 0.5; 95% confidence interval: 0.26, 0.96), but not after multivariable adjustment. HDL particle size was not associated with prevalent LRNC. HDL particle size was significantly associated with HDL efflux capacity, suggesting that differences in HDL efflux capacity may be due to structural differences in HDL particles. Future research is needed to determine whether HDL efflux is a marker of ASCVD risk in older populations.

  20. Digital design and verilog HDL fundamentals

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    Cavanagh, Joseph

    2011-01-01

    Comprehensive and self contained, this tutorial covers the design of a plethora of combinational and sequential logic circuits using conventional logic design and Verilog HDL. Number systems and number representations are presented along with various binary codes. Several advanced topics are covered, including functional decomposition and iterative networks. A variety of examples are provided for combinational and sequential logic, computer arithmetic, and advanced topics such as Hamming code error correction. Constructs supported by Verilog are described in detail. All designs are continued to completion. Each chapter includes numerous design issues of varying complexity to be resolved by the reader.

  1. HDL and glucose metabolism: current evidence and therapeutic potential.

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    Siebel, Andrew L; Heywood, Sarah Elizabeth; Kingwell, Bronwyn A

    2015-01-01

    High-density lipoprotein (HDL) and its principal apolipoprotein A-I (ApoA-I) have now been convincingly shown to influence glucose metabolism through multiple mechanisms. The key clinically relevant observations are that both acute HDL elevation via short-term reconstituted HDL (rHDL) infusion and chronically raising HDL via a cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) inhibitor reduce blood glucose in individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). HDL may mediate effects on glucose metabolism through actions in multiple organs (e.g., pancreas, skeletal muscle, heart, adipose, liver, brain) by three distinct mechanisms: (i) Insulin secretion from pancreatic beta cells, (ii) Insulin-independent glucose uptake, (iii) Insulin sensitivity. The molecular mechanisms appear to involve both direct HDL signaling actions as well as effects secondary to lipid removal from cells. The implications of glucoregulatory mechanisms linked to HDL extend from glycemic control to potential anti-ischemic actions via increased tissue glucose uptake and utilization. Such effects not only have implications for the prevention and management of diabetes, but also for ischemic vascular diseases including angina pectoris, intermittent claudication, cerebral ischemia and even some forms of dementia. This review will discuss the growing evidence for a role of HDL in glucose metabolism and outline related potential for HDL therapies.

  2. ATP Synthase β-Chain Overexpression in SR-BI Knockout Mice Increases HDL Uptake and Reduces Plasma HDL Level

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    Kexiu Song

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available HDL cholesterol is known to be inversely correlated with cardiovascular disease due to its diverse antiatherogenic functions. SR-BI mediates the selective uptake of HDL-C. SR-BI knockout diminishes but does not completely block the transport of HDL; other receptors may be involved. Ectopic ATP synthase β-chain in hepatocytes has been previously characterized as an apoA-I receptor, triggering HDL internalization. This study was undertaken to identify the overexpression of ectopic ATP synthase β-chain on DIL-HDL uptake in primary hepatocytes in vitro and on plasma HDL levels in SR-BI knockout mice. Human ATP synthase β-chain cDNA was delivered to the mouse liver by adenovirus and GFP adenovirus as control. The adenovirus-mediated overexpression of β-chain was identified at both mRNA and protein levels on mice liver and validated by its increasing of DiL-HDL uptake in primary hepatocytes. In response to hepatic overexpression of β-chain, plasma HDL-C levels and cholesterol were reduced in SR-BI knockout mice, compared with the control. The present data suggest that ATP synthase β-chain can serve as the endocytic receptor of HDL, and its overexpression can reduce plasma HDL-C.

  3. Postmenopausal Women Have Higher HDL and Decreased Incidence of Low HDL than Premenopausal Women with Metabolic Syndrome.

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    Fernandez, Maria Luz; Murillo, Ana Gabriela

    2016-03-16

    It is well known that plasma lipids, waist circumference (WC) and blood pressure (BP) increase following menopause. In addition, there is a perceived notion that plasma high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C) concentrations also decrease in postmenopausal women. In this cross-sectional study, we evaluated plasma lipids, fasting glucose, anthropometrics and BP in 88 post and 100 pre-menopausal women diagnosed with metabolic syndrome. No differences were observed in plasma low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol cholesterol, triglycerides, fasting glucose or systolic and diastolic BP between groups. However, plasma HDL-C was higher (p HDL (HDL-C (r = -0.148, p HDL-C (r = -0.258, p HDL-C. Interestingly, there was a positive correlation between age and plasma HDL-C (r = 0.237 p HDL is decreased by visceral fat and overall weight, low HDL is not a main characteristic of metabolic syndrome in postmenopausal women. Further, HDL appears to increase, not decrease, with age.

  4. Impaired HDL2-mediated cholesterol efflux is associated with metabolic syndrome in families with early onset coronary heart disease and low HDL-cholesterol level

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    Paavola, Timo; Kuusisto, Sanna; Jauhiainen, Matti; Kakko, Sakari; Kangas-Kontio, Tiia; Metso, Jari; Soininen, Pasi; Ala-Korpela, Mika; Bloigu, Risto; Hannuksela, Minna L.; Savolainen, Markku J.

    2017-01-01

    Objective The potential of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) to facilitate cholesterol removal from arterial foam cells is a key function of HDL. We studied whether cholesterol efflux to serum and HDL subfractions is impaired in subjects with early coronary heart disease (CHD) or metabolic syndrome (MetS) in families where a low HDL-cholesterol level (HDL-C) predisposes to early CHD. Methods HDL subfractions were isolated from plasma by sequential ultracentrifugation. THP-1 macrophages loaded with acetyl-LDL were used in the assay of cholesterol efflux to total HDL, HDL2, HDL3 or serum. Results While cholesterol efflux to serum, total HDL and HDL3 was unchanged, the efflux to HDL2 was 14% lower in subjects with MetS than in subjects without MetS (pHDL2 was associated with components of MetS such as plasma HDL-C (r = 0.76 in men and r = 0.56 in women, pHDL2 was reduced in men with early CHD (pHDL-C. The phospholipid content of HDL2 particles was a major correlate with the efflux to HDL2 (r = 0.70, pHDL2 to total HDL was associated with MetS (pHDL2 is a functional feature of the low HDL-C state and MetS in families where these risk factors predispose to early CHD. The efflux to HDL2 related to the phospholipid content of HDL2 particles but the phospholipid content did not account for the impaired efflux in cardiometabolic disease, where a combination of low level and poor quality of HDL2 was observed. PMID:28207870

  5. Estudio y análisis de cerramientos de alta eficiencia energética

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    LUCAS NAVALÓN, MARÍA ESCARLATA

    2011-01-01

    Trabajo científico técnico. El presente proyecto, basándose en criterios de sostenibilidad, pretende plantear una alternativa al sistema constructivo actual. Para ello, se comparan las características de los materiales tradicionalemente empleados en cerramientos (ladrillo cerámico y yeso laminado), con un nuevo material, el Thermal-wall. Lucas Navalón, ME. (2011). Estudio y análisis de cerramientos de alta eficiencia energética. http://hdl.handle.net/10251/11668. Archivo delegado

  6. ApoE-containing HDL and the development of atherosclerosis

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    Zbigniew Zdrojewski

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The current state of knowledge about the role of high density lipoproteins (HDL indicates that their anti-atherogenic function is mainly related to the effectiveness of their actions (mostly to the participation in reverse cholesterol transport from tissues to liver rather than the concentration of HDL itself. HDLs are highly heterogeneous in their structure, lipid and protein composition and metabolic pathways and individual HDL subpopulations differ in their biological activity and effectiveness of anti-atherogenic actions. Apolipoproteins play a key role in HDL metabolism, therefore their presence in lipoproteins is one of the main criterion for HDL classification. According to this criterion HDLs containing apolipoprotein E, called HDL-apoE, are distinguished. Although the anti-atherogenic role of apo E has been demonstrated in many scientific reports, understanding of the mechanisms of formation, transformation and the role of HDL-apoE is still the aim of intense research. The results of epidemiological studies are inconclusive; some of them have demonstrated that high HDL- -apoE concentration has been associated with lower risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD, while other studies have shown that high levels of HDL-apoE has been an independent risk factor for cardiovascular events and positively correlated with other risk factors for CHD.

  7. Produtividade da palma forrageira cultivada em diferentes densidades de plantio

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    Laerte Marques da Silva

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Entre as práticas e técnicas empregadas para obtenção de maior produtividade de massa seca, a escolha do arranjamento de plantas é, entre as decisões de manejo das plantas cultivadas, uma das mais importantes, associada à escolha da cultivar e do sistema de cultivo. Em função do exposto, objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar a produtividade de forragem de palma forrageira cultivada em diferentes densidades de plantio. O experimento foi instalado no Campo Experimental do CPATC - Embrapa, em Frei Paulo - SE. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi em blocos casualizados, com parcelas subdivididas e quatro repetições. As parcelas foram representadas por genótipos de palma forrageira (Miúda, Redonda e Gigante e as subparcelas pelas seguintes densidades de plantio (10.000, 20.000, 40.000 e 80.000 plantas ha-1. Os genótipos de palma forrageira apresentam comportamento diferente quanto ao número de cladódios na 1a inserção e no número de cladódios por planta. O aumento da densidade de plantio reduz o comprimento e a largura do cladódio. Existe comportamento diferencial dos genótipos quanto à capacidade produtiva em diferentes densidades. A palma forrageira Miúda apresenta melhor potencial produtivo no cultivo adensado. Já a palma Redonda e Gigante tem maior teor de umidade na massa verde da forragem, e, em cultivo adensado, a palma forrageira reduz a massa verde e seca por planta

  8. Endothelial lipase is a major determinant of HDL level

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    Ishida, Tatsuro; Choi, Sungshin; Kundu, Ramendra K.; Hirata, Ken-Ichi; Rubin, Edward M.; Cooper, Allen D.; Quertermous, Thomas

    2003-01-30

    For the past three decades, epidemiologic studies have consistently demonstrated an inverse relationship between plasma HDL cholesterol (HDL-C) concentrations and coronary heart disease (CHD). Population-based studies have provided compelling evidence that low HDL-C levels are a risk factor for CHD, and several clinical interventions that increased plasma levels of HDL-C were associated with a reduction in CHD risk. These findings have stimulated extensive investigation into the determinants of plasma HDL-C levels. Turnover studies using radiolabeled apolipoprotein A-I, the major protein component of HDL, suggest that plasma HDL-C concentrations are highly correlated with the rate of clearance of apolipoprotein AI. However, the metabolic mechanisms by which HDL are catabolized have not been fully defined. Previous studies in humans with genetic deficiency of cholesteryl ester transfer protein, and in mice lacking the scavenger receptor BI (SR-BI), have demonstrated that these proteins participate in the removal of cholesterol from HDL, while observations in individuals with mutations in hepatic lipase indicate that this enzyme hydrolyzes HDL triglycerides. In this issue of the JCI, reports from laboratories of Tom Quertermous and Dan Rader now indicate that endothelial lipase (LIPG), a newly identified member of the lipase family, catalyzes the hydrolysis of HDL phospholipids and facilitates the clearance of HDL from the circulation. Endothelial lipase was initially cloned by both of these laboratories using entirely different strategies. Quertermous and his colleagues identified endothelial lipase as a transcript that was upregulated in cultured human umbilical vein endothelial cells undergoing tube formation, whereas the Rader group cloned endothelial lipase as a transcript that was upregulated in the human macrophage-like cell line THP-1 exposed to oxidized LDL. Database searches revealed that endothelial lipase shows strong sequence similarity to lipoprotein

  9. Alta peab tasuma Kalevile mais / Kersti Saar

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    Saar, Kersti

    2008-01-01

    Indrek Rahumaa juhitav Alta Capital peab tasuma Oliver Kruudale Kalevi tütarfirmade eest 660 miljonit krooni hiljemalt 30. maiks. Vt. samas: Investorid teavad tehingu hinda ja lõplikku tähtaega. Diagramm: Kalevi turuväärtus jääb Alta müügihinnale alla

  10. 缺血性脑卒中患者TC/HDL-C、TG/HDL-C比值与HDL亚类分布的关系%Relationship between HDL subclasses and TC/HDL-C, TG/HDL-C ratio in Ischemic Stroke

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    韩瑛; 陈志军; 卢新华; 邓华菲; 王岐本; 孙陶利; 龙石银; 田英

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the relationship between HDL subclasses and TC/HDL-C ,TG/HDL-C ratio in ischemic stroke patients .Methods According to the ratio of TC/HDL-C and TG/HDL-C ,61 ischemic stroke patients were divided into three groups ,respectively .HDL subclasses were quantitated by two-dimension-al gel electrophoresis .Results Accompanied with the increase of TC/HDL-C and TG/HDL-C ratio in ischemic stroke patients ,the levels of small-sized preβ1 -HDL showed a trend of rise ,and the contents of large-sized of HDL2a and HDL2b showed a trend of decrease .Analysis of correlation found that TG ,TC/HDL-C and TG/HDL-C showed a positive correlation with small-sized preβ1 -HDL ( P <0 .05 ) ,but a negative correlation with large-sized HDL2a and HDL2b ( P <0 .05) ,HDL-C showed a positive correlation with all particles of HDL in isch-emic stroke patients ( P <0 .05 ) . Conclusion The increase of TC/HDL -C and TG/HDL -C were associated with the mature of HDL metabolism and the weakened of reverse cholesterol transport .%目的:探讨缺血性脑卒中患者总胆固醇/高密度脂蛋白醇(TC/HDL-C)、甘油三酯/高密度脂蛋白醇(TG/HDL-C )比值与与血浆中高密度脂蛋白(HDL )亚类含量的关系。方法根据TC/HDL-C和TG/HDL-C比值分别将61例缺血性脑卒中患者分为高、中、低比值组,采用双向电泳-免疫印迹检测法分析HDL亚类的组成、含量及分布特征。结果在缺血性脑卒中患者中,随着TC/HDL-C或TG/HDL-C比值增大,小颗粒的preβ1-HDL含量呈升高趋势,大颗粒的HDL2 a 、HDL2 b含量呈降低趋势。相关性分析发现,缺血性脑卒中患者血浆TG、TC/HDL-C和TG/HDL-C与小颗粒preβ1-HDL含量呈正相关( P <0.05),而与大颗粒HDL2a及HDL2b含量呈负相关( P <0.05);HDL-C和apoA1与HDL各亚类呈正相关( P<0.05)。结论缺血性脑卒中患者中TC/HDL-C或TG/HDL-C比值的升高与HDL成熟代谢受阻、胆固醇逆转运作用减弱有关。

  11. Genetic disorders of HDL metabolism: from model to mechanism

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    Holleboom, A.G.

    2011-01-01

    Mensen met een hoog HDL-cholesterol in het bloed lopen minder kans op hart- en vaatziekten. Onno Holleboom ontdekte twee enzymen, LCAT en ppGaINAc-T2, die een belangrijke rol spelen in het HDL-metabolisme. Zij vormen daardoor potentiële aangrijpingspunten voor toekomstige therapieën.

  12. Inflammation modulates human HDL composition and function in vivo

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    Inflammation may directly impair HDL functions, in particular reverse cholesterol transport (RCT), but limited data support this concept in humans. Our study was designed to investigate this relationship. We employed low-dose human endotoxemia to assess the effects of inflammation on HDL and RCT-rel...

  13. HDL as a drug and nucleic acid delivery vehicle

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    Andras G Lacko

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available This review is intended to evaluate the research findings and potential clinical applications of drug transport systems, developed based on the concepts of the structure/function and physiological role(s of high density lipoprotein=type nanoparticles. These macromolecules provide targeted transport of cholesteryl esters (a highly lipophilic payload in their natural/physiological environment. The property of accommodating highly water insoluble constituents in their core region enables HDL type nanoparticles to effectively transport hydrophobic drugs upon intravenous administration. Even though the application of reconstituted HDL in the treatment of a number of diseases is reviewed, the primary focus is on the application of HDL type drug delivery agents in cancer chemotherapy. The use of both native and synthetic HDL as drug delivery agents are compared to evaluate their respective potentials for commercial and clinical development. The current status and future perspectives for HDL type nanoparticles are discussed, including current obstacles and future applications in therapeutics.

  14. Coronary Disease Person Blood Serum TG/HDL-C、LDL-C/HDL-C Relevant Research%冠心病人血清TG/HDL-C、LDL-C/HDL-C的相关性研究

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    王健

    2009-01-01

    目的:测定血清低密度脂蛋白胆固醇(LDL-C)、高密度脂蛋白胆固醇(HDL-C)和总胆固醇(TC)、甘油三酯(TG)等血脂指标,探讨TG/HDL-C、LDL-C/HDL-C比值水平;在冠心病人和正常人群中的分布及与冠心病的相关性.方法:应用O-LYMPUS2700型全自动生化分析仪测定汉族199例冠心病患者和189例正常人群静脉血清总胆固醇(TC)、甘油三酯(TG)、低密度脂蛋白胆固醇(LDL-C)、高密度脂蛋白胆固醇(HDL-C)水平,并计算出TG/HDL-C、LDL-C/HDL-C比值.结果:冠心病人血清TG/HDL-C、LDL-C/HDL-C比值分别为2.24±0.41 mmol/L,1.48±0.49mmol/L.比正常对照组显著增高(P<0.01),其中LDL-C/HDL-C比值较TG/HDL-C比值差异更显著.结论:冠心病人血清TG、LDL-C显著增加,HDL-C水平显著下降.联合应用TG/HDL-C、LDL-C/HDL-C比值作为CHD的预测指标,较客观地反映出冠心病人的非均一性改变,能及时发现CHD高危病人,进行早期合理干预,对防止AS和CHD的发生发展有一定的临床意义.

  15. Protective Effects of HDL Against Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury.

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    Gomaraschi, Monica; Calabresi, Laura; Franceschini, Guido

    2016-01-01

    Several lines of evidence suggest that, besides being a strong independent predictor of the occurrence of primary coronary events, a low plasma high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol level is also associated with short- and long-term unfavorable prognosis in patients, who have recovered from a myocardial infarction, suggesting a direct detrimental effect of low HDL on post-ischemic myocardial function. Experiments performed in ex vivo and in vivo models of myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury have clearly shown that HDL are able to preserve cardiac function when given before ischemia or at reperfusion; the protective effects of HDL against I/R injury have been also confirmed in other tissues and organs, as brain and hind limb. HDL were shown to act on coronary endothelial cells, by limiting the increase of endothelium permeability and promoting vasodilation and neoangiogenesis, on white blood cells, by reducing their infiltration into the ischemic tissue and the release of pro-inflammatory and matrix-degrading molecules, and on cardiomyocytes, by preventing the activation of the apoptotic cascade. Synthetic HDL retains the cardioprotective activity of plasma-derived HDL and may become a useful adjunctive therapy to improve clinical outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndromes or undergoing coronary procedures.

  16. Development of a high density fuel based on uranium-molybdenum alloys with high compatibility in high temperatures; Desenvolvimento de um combustivel de alta densidade a base das ligas uranio-molibdenio com alta compatibilidade em altas temperaturas

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    Oliveira, Fabio Branco Vaz de

    2008-07-01

    This work has as its objective the development of a high density and low enriched nuclear fuel based on the gamma-UMo alloys, for utilization where it is necessary satisfactory behavior in high temperatures, considering its utilization as dispersion. For its accomplishment, it was started from the analysis of the RERTR ('Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors') results and some theoretical works involving the fabrication of gamma-uranium metastable alloys. A ternary addition is proposed, supported by the properties of binary and ternary uranium alloys studied, having the objectives of the gamma stability enhancement and an ease to its powder fabrication. Alloys of uranium-molybdenum were prepared with 5 to 10% Mo addition, and 1 and 3% of ternary, over a gamma U7Mo binary base alloy. In all the steps of its preparation, the alloys were characterized with the traditional techniques, to the determination of its mechanical and structural properties. To provide a process for the alloys powder obtention, its behavior under hydrogen atmosphere were studied, in thermo analyser-thermo gravimeter equipment. Temperatures varied from the ambient up to 1000 deg C, and times from 15 minutes to 16 hours. The results validation were made in a semi-pilot scale, where 10 to 50 g of powders of some of the alloys studied were prepared, under static hydrogen atmosphere. Compatibility studies were conducted by the exposure of the alloys under oxygen and aluminum, to the verification of possible reactions by means of differential thermal analysis. The alloys were exposed to a constant heat up to 1000 deg C, and their performances were evaluated in terms of their reaction resistance. On the basis of the results, it was observed that ternary additions increases the temperatures of the reaction with aluminum and oxidation, in comparison with the gamma UMo binaries. A set of conditions to the hydration of the alloys were defined, more restrictive in terms of temperature, time and pre-treatment to stabilize the gamma structure. The addition of a bit low ternary excess and formation of an intergranular phase, the increase in stability, it was demonstrated that there is not a damage in the formation of their powders.(author)

  17. Whey protein improves HDL/non-HDL ratio and body weight gain in rats subjected to the resistance exercise

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    Kely Raspante Teixeira

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of resistance exercise, such as weight-lifting (WL on the biochemical parameters of lipid metabolism and cardiovascular disease risk in the rats fed casein (control or whey protein (WP diets. Thirty-two male Fisher rats were randomly assigned to sedentary or exercise-trained groups and were fed control or WP diets. The WL program consisted of inducing the animals to perform the sets of jumps with weights attached to the chest. After seven weeks, arteriovenous blood samples were collected for analysis. The WL or WP ingestion were able to improve the lipid profile, reducing the TC and non-HDL cholesterol concentrations, but only WP treatment significantly increased the serum HDL concentrations, thereby also affecting the TC/HDL and HDL/non-HDL ratios. However, WL plus WP was more effective in improving the HDL/non-HDL ratio than the exercise or WP ingestion alone and the body weight gain than exercise without WP ingestion.

  18. Cubilin maintains blood levels of HDL and albumin.

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    Aseem, Obaidullah; Smith, Brian T; Cooley, Marion A; Wilkerson, Brent A; Argraves, Kelley M; Remaley, Alan T; Argraves, W Scott

    2014-05-01

    Cubilin is an endocytic receptor highly expressed in renal proximal tubules, where it mediates uptake of albumin and filtered forms of apoA-I/HDL. Cubilin deficiency leads to urinary loss of albumin and apoA-I; however, the consequences of cubilin loss on the homeostasis of blood albumin and apoA-I/HDL have not been studied. Using mice heterozygous for cubilin gene deletion (cubilin HT mice), we show that cubilin haploinsufficiency leads to reduced renal proximal tubular uptake of albumin and apoA-I and significantly increased urinary loss of albumin and apoA-I. Moreover, cubilin HT mice displayed significantly decreased blood levels of albumin, apoA-I, and HDL. The levels of albumin and apoA-I protein or mRNA expressed in the liver, kidney, or intestine of cubilin HT mice did not change significantly. The clearance rate of small HDL3 particles (density>1.13 g/ml) from the blood increased significantly in cubilin HT mice. In contrast, the rate of clearance of larger HDL2 particles from the blood did not change significantly, indicating a decreased half-life for HDL particles capable of filtering through the glomerulus. On the basis of these findings, we conclude that cubilin deficiency reduces renal salvage and delivery back to the blood of albumin and apoA-I, which decreases blood levels of albumin and apoA-I/HDL. These findings raise the possibility that therapeutic increase of renal cubilin expression might reduce proteinuria and increase blood levels of albumin and HDL.

  19. Riqueza e densidade de aves que nidificam em cavidades em plantações abandonadas de eucalipto

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    Full Text Available Monoculturas de árvores, como as de espécies de eucalipto, têm substituído florestas naturais, impactando a fauna pela perda de habitat e recursos. Diversas espécies de aves necessitam de ocos em árvores para nidificar. A falta de recursos como cavidades formadas pela degradação da árvore ou locais apropriados para serem criadas cavidades leva a diminuição na abundância das populações destas espécies. Este trabalho tem o objetivo de comparar a riqueza e a densidade de aves que nidificam em ocos em áreas de plantação de eucalipto abandonadas com áreas de vegetação nativa em duas unidades de conservação em Minas Gerais. Em cada tipo de vegetação de cada reserva foram estabelecidos 25 pontos, nas quais foi utilizado o método de contagem por remoção para o levantamento das espécies de aves. A riqueza de espécies de aves de cada área foi estimada por Jackniffe e a densidade foi estimada através do método de máxima verossimilhança; modelos candidatos que poderiam influenciar a abundância das aves foram avaliados utilizando-se o Critério de Informação Akaike (AIC. Os resultados mostraram que a riqueza de espécies foi maior nas áreas de florestas nativas e que a densidade foi significantemente mais alta nas áreas de florestas nativas, e que o tipo de vegetação e a hora do dia influenciam na abundância e detecção das aves. Esses resultados indicam que as plantações de eucaliptos influenciam negativamente a comunidade de aves que nidificam em ocos, provavelmente por causa da falta de cavidades ou de sub-bosque. Plantações de eucaliptos normalmente não substituem as florestas nativas e seu uso deve ser controlado em áreas de conservação.

  20. LCAT, HDL Cholesterol and Ischemic Cardiovascular Disease: A Mendelian Randomization Study of HDL Cholesterol in 54,500 Individuals

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    Haase, Christiane L; Tybjærg-Hansen, Anne; Ali Qayyum, Abbas

    2012-01-01

    Background:Epidemiologically, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels associate inversely with risk of ischemic cardiovascular disease. Whether this is a causal relation is unclear.Methods:We studied 10,281 participants in the Copenhagen City Heart Study (CCHS) and 50,523 participants...... in the Copenhagen General Population Study (CGPS), of which 991 and 1,693 participants, respectively, had developed myocardial infarction (MI) by August 2010. Participants in the CCHS were genotyped for all six variants identified by resequencing lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase in 380 individuals. One variant......, S208T (rs4986970, allele frequency 4%), associated with HDL cholesterol levels in both the CCHS and the CGPS was used to study causality of HDL cholesterol using instrumental variable analysis.Results:Epidemiologically, in the CCHS, a 13% (0.21 mmol/liter) decrease in plasma HDL cholesterol levels...

  1. STUDIES ON THE HDL RECEPTORS I:EVIDENCE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF HDL RECEPTORS IN BEIJING DUCK LIVER

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    武须军; 王克勤

    1994-01-01

    It hab been found that Beijing ducks (BD)have a high level of HDL(70%),high LCAT but very low CETP activity and will not develop atheroscletosis on an atherogenic diet,suggesting that cholesterol ester is mainly carried by HDL and metabolized through an HDL receptor pathway in the liver.However,evidence of this recep-tor′s existence in the liver is not yet complete.In this paper,the HDL receptor in BD liver has been studied.Our experiments showed:1)ApoE-free 125I-HDL could bind specifically to duck hepatic cell membrane with high affinity (Kd=9.6 μg/ml)and was saturable(Bmax=8.9μg/mg cell membrane protein)at room temperature.2)Competitive inhibition studies with unlabelled duck,human,rat and chick HDL and duck apo AI and its lipo-somes formed with PC or DMPC could inhibit the binding of 125I-HDL to duck hepatic cell membranes,but LDL,apo Eand their liposomes with PC or DMPC could not with the exception of duck LDL.3)The receptor could rec-ognize apo AI but not apo B or E.4)Both phosphorase A2 and pronase could inhibit the binding activity.The above results give strong evidence for the existence of a specific HLD receptor pathway in the duck liver,support-ing our hypothesis that CE in Beijing ducks is metabolized directly through the hepatic HDL receptor instead of be-ing transfered back to VLDL and LDL,then through the LDL receptor pathway.This unique way of metabolizing CE may be behind the Beijing duck′s antiatherogenicity.

  2. Correlation between Ratios of TC/HDL-C, LDL-C/HDL-C and TG/HDL-C with the Severity of Coronary Heart Disease%TC/HDL-C、LDL-C/HDL-C、TG/HDL-C与冠心病不同程度相关性

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    吴燕丹

    2014-01-01

    Objective To explore predictive values of ratios of TC/HDL-C, LDL-C/HDL-C and TG/HDL-C of pa-tients with coronary heart disease ( CHD) for condition severity. Methods A total of 175 CHD patients undergoing coronary artery stent placement were recruited as CHD group, and 146 heatlhy persons taking physical examination without cardiovascu-lar disease were chosen as control group. Seven parts of blood lipids indexes [ total cholesterol ( TC) , triglyceride ( TG) , low density lipoprotein cholesterol ( LDL-C) , high density lipoprotein cholesferol ( HDL-C) , ratios of TC/HDL-C, LDL-C/HDL-C and TG/HDL-C] were detected in the two groups. The differences of the indexes in the two groups and value changes of blood lipids in different lesions (3 lesions, 2 lesions and 1 lesion) were analyzed, and the correlations between the indexes and changes in different lesions were also analyzed. Results The seven indexes in CHD group were significantly higher than those in control group ( P<0.01 ); ratios of TC/HDL-C and TG/HDL-C in patients with 3 lesions were significantly higher than those in patients with 2 lesions or 1 lesion (P<0.05);ratios of TC/HDL-C and LDL-C/HDL-C in patients with 3 or 2 lesions were significantly higher than those in patients with 1 lesion ( P<0.05 ); HDL-C ratio in patients with 3 lesions was significantly lower than that in patients with 1 lesion (P<0.05). Conclusion The blood lipids ratios are closely related to lesion numbers in patients with coronary heart disease. So it can be used as routine index in prediction of CHD conditions.%目的探讨冠心病患者血清总胆固醇( TC )/高密度脂蛋白胆固醇( HDL-C )、低密度脂蛋白胆固醇( LDL-C)/HDL-C、甘油三酯( TG)/HDL-C比值对病情严重程度的预测价值。方法选择明确诊断为冠心病并放置冠状动脉(冠脉)支架的175例作为冠心病组,选择同期无心血管疾病的健康体检者146例作为对照组。冠心病组及对照组均测定血脂7项,即TC

  3. SISTEMA EDUCATIVO Y ALTA INSPECCIÓN

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    Francisco Galván Palomo

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available La Alta Inspección, prevista en Ley Orgánica de Educación, puede ser considerada como un procedimiento lícito de control y, en consecuencia, se hace necesario su acceso a centros y servicios, porque es evidente que los actos de comprobación precisos para su específica misión no pueden ser actuaciones de la función ejecutiva autonómica. El artículo contiene la naturaleza, funciones y una breve historia de la Alta Inspección.

  4. Alta Capital investeerib miljardeid kroone / Raigo Neudorf

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    Neudorf, Raigo

    2006-01-01

    Investeerimisfirma Alta Capital nõukogu esimees Indrek Rahumaa annab ülevaate sellest, kuidas ettevõte on lühikese ajaga suutnud omandada osaluse mitmetes ettevõtetes ning suunanud neisse investeeringuid 150 miljoni euro väärtuses. Vt. samas: Osalused; Omanikud

  5. HDL2-C和HDL3-C与老年男性冠心病发病相关性分析%Correlation analysis of high-density lipoprotein subfractions(HDL2,HDL3)and coronary heart disease in the male elderly

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    赵勇; 任红旗; 史跃; 项军

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨高密度脂蛋白胆固醇亚组分(HDL2-C和HDL3-C)与老年男性冠心病发病相关性.方法 随机选择老年男性冠心病60例,无冠心病老年男性60例为对照组.应用硫酸葡聚糖-镁法测定HDL-C亚组分HDL2-C和HDL3-C,并分析其与冠心病发生的相关性.结果 与对照组相比,老年男性冠心病组HDL-C和HDL3-C均显著下降(P均0.05).Logistic回归分析显示HDL3-C、低密度脂蛋白胆固醇(LDL-C)、糖化血红蛋白(HbA1c)及高血压病作为老年男性冠心病发病的独立危险因子进入回归方程,HDL-C和HDL2-C未进入方程.Spearman秩相关分析显示HDL3-C与冠心病发病的负相关性(r=-0.310,P=0.030)优于HDL-C(r=-0.154,P=0.274)和HDL2-C(r=-0.014,P=0.924).结论 HDL3-C与老年男性冠心病发病的负相关性优于HDL-C和HDL2-C,HDL3-C是老年男性冠心病发生的独立危险因子,HDL-C抗冠状动脉粥样硬化作用可能主要是通过HDL3-C实现的.%Objective To evaluate whether one or both of the major high-density lipoprotein ( HDL) subfractions ( HDL2, HDL3 ) is associated with the risk of coronary heart disease ( CHD ) in the male elderly. Methods Sixty people with CHD were randomly selected as group A and 60 people without CHD as the control , all the examinations were the male elderly. The separation of HDL subfractions was carried out by dextran sulfate -magnesium chloride technique , and the correlation between HDL subfractions ( HDL2, HDL3 ) and coronary heart disease were analyzed. Results The group A had significantly lower HDL and HDL 3 cholesterol levels compared to the control ( both P < 0. 01 ) , while HDL2 cholesterol levels was not significantly reduced . The Spearman rank correlation analysis indicated that CHD significantly correlated with HDL 3 cholesterol (r = - 0. 310 , P = 0. 030 ) , but not with HDL cholesterol ( r = - 0. 154, P = 0. 274 ) and HDL2 cholesterol ( r = - 0. 014 , P = 0. 924 ). Logistic regression analysis revealed that HDL3

  6. Cubilin Maintains Blood Levels of HDL and Albumin

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    Aseem, Obaidullah; Smith, Brian T; Cooley, Marion A.; Wilkerson, Brent A.; Argraves, Kelley M.; Remaley, Alan T.; Argraves, W Scott

    2013-01-01

    Cubilin is an endocytic receptor highly expressed in renal proximal tubules, where it mediates uptake of albumin and filtered forms of apoA-I/HDL. Cubilin deficiency leads to urinary loss of albumin and apoA-I; however, the consequences of cubilin loss on the homeostasis of blood albumin and apoA-I/HDL have not been studied. Using mice heterozygous for cubilin gene deletion (cubilin HT mice), we show that cubilin haploinsufficiency leads to reduced renal proximal tubular uptake of albumin and...

  7. HIV-infected patients show functionally defective high-density lipoprotein (HDL paralleled with changes in HDL-associated proteins

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    V Estrada

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Purpose of the study Epidemiological studies have consistently demonstrated an inverse association between plasma HDL concentrations and cardiovascular risk. Although this cardioprotective role has been mainly attributed to its role in promoting cellular cholesterol efflux, there is an emerging interest in the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of HDL. The aim of the study is to investigate the anti-inflammatory properties of HDL isolated from HIV-infected patients. Methods Cross-sectional study of 113 HIV-infected patients and 70 non-infected control subjects without evident CVD. From each subject, HDL was isolated by ultracentrifugation and its anti-inflammatory status was tested as its ability to inhibit MCP-1-induced migration of the monocytic cell line THP-1 using transwell cell culture chamber inserts with micropore filters of 5 microns pore size. HDL-associated proteins were measured by commercial ELISAs. Results Twenty-three HIV-infected patients were ART-naïve (32±15 years, 66.7% male and ninety were currently on ART (46±11 years, 78.9 % male. Most patients on ART (91.1% had undetectable viral load (<50 copies/mL. When compared to healthy subjects, both naïve and treated HIV-infected patients had lower plasma HDL-cholesterol levels (naïve: 45±12, ART: 50±10, controls: 55±10 mg/dL, p<0.05. HDL isolated from HIV naïve patients showed a significantly reduced anti-inflammatory activity (THP-1 monocyte migration capacity was 203% times higher in HIV patients than in control subjects. The anti-inflammatory activity of HDL from ART-treated HIV-infected patients was significantly improved when compared to naïve patients, although it remained significantly lower than controls (130% THP-1 monocyte migration vs controls. HDL from HIV-infected patients had a decreased concentration of the anti-inflammatory proteins Apo A1 (controls: 2.1±0.3, naïve: 1.4±0.2, ART: 1.6±0.1 mg/ml and LCAT (controls: 0.53±0.09, naïve: 0.34±0

  8. HDL-S1P: cardiovascular functions, disease-associated alterations, and therapeutic applications.

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    Levkau, Bodo

    2015-01-01

    Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) is a bioactive sphingolipid contained in High-density lipoproteins (HDL) and has drawn considerable attention in the lipoprotein field as numerous studies have demonstrated its contribution to several functions inherent to HDL. Some of them are partly and some entirely due to the S1P contained in HDL (HDL-S1P). Despite the presence of over 1000 different lipids in HDL, S1P stands out as it possesses its own cell surface receptors through which it exercises key physiological functions. Most of the S1P in human plasma is associated with HDL, and the amount of HDL-S1P influences the quality and quantity of HDL-dependent functions. The main binding partner of S1P in HDL is apolipoprotein M but others may also exist particularly under conditions of acute S1P elevations. HDL not only exercise functions through their S1P content but have also an impact on genuine S1P signaling by influencing S1P bioactivity and receptor presentation. HDL-S1P content is altered in human diseases such as atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, renal insufficiency and diabetes mellitus. Low HDL-S1P has also been linked to impaired HDL functions associated with these disorders. Although the pathophysiological and molecular reasons for such disease-associated shifts in HDL-S1P are little understood, there have been successful approaches to circumvent their adverse implications by pharmacologically increasing HDL-S1P as means to improve HDL function. This mini-review will cover the current understanding of the contribution of HDL-S1P to physiological HDL function, its alteration in disease and ways for its restoration to correct HDL dysfunction.

  9. Rentabilidade da cultura da macieira cultivar Gala em duas densidades de plantio

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    2002-01-01

    O presente trabalho discute, com base em um estudo de caso, a viabilidade econômica de ampliar a densidade de plantio de macieiras cultivar Gala de 1.000 plantas por hectare para 3.378 plantas por hectare. Os resultados mostraram que a taxa interna de retorno não variou (próxima de 1,61% ao mês), independentemente da densidade utilizada, o que sugere o uso da menor densidade de plantio, uma vez que esta requer um menor volume de recursos financeiros. O custo unitário de produção também se man...

  10. COMPONENTES DE PRODUÇÃO E PRODUTIVIDADE DE GRÃOS DE ARROZ DE SEQUEIRO EM FUNÇÃO DO ESPAÇAMENTO E DA DENSIDADE DE SEMEADURA

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    Crusciol Carlos Alexandre Costa

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve por objetivo estudar três espaçamentos entre fileiras (30, 40 e 50 cm e três densidades de semeadura (100, 150 e 200 sementes viáveis/m2 quanto a fenologia da planta, os componentes da produção e a produtividade de grãos do arroz de sequeiro cv. IAC 201. Desta forma, foi instalado um experimento em condições de campo, em um Latossolo Vermelho escuro, epi-eutrófico, textura argilosa, em Selvíria, MS. A redução do espaçamento entre fileiras aumentou o número de colmos e de panículas. O aumento da densidade de semeadura reduziu o perfilhamento por planta. A densidade de 100 sementes/m2 é mais adequada para o cultivar IAC 201. Em cultivo de sequeiro sob alta precipitação e boa distribuição pluvial, o espaçamento de 30 cm entre fileiras de plantas, proporcionou maior produtividade de grãos do cultivar IAC 201 de arroz.

  11. y alta de la subcuenca Cohatán, Chiapas

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    M. Grajales

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El estudio consistió en un diagnóstico biofísico (fisiográfico, hidrográfico, uso actual del suelo, cobertura vegetal y socioeconómico (infraestructura social y productiva con actividades en la subcuenca Cohatán, localizado en las estribaciones de la Sierra del Soconusco Chiapas, para saber la situación que guarda y generar acciones de rehabilitación, a mediano y largo plazo. Esta subcuenca se extiende desde 350 a los 4,080 msnm, con 42 comunidades, que abarcan los municipios de Tapachula, Motozintla y Cacahotán, Chiapas; tiene una densidad de 1.2 hab/ha, con suelo de origen volcánico formado del Cenozoico terciario de unidad acrisol húmico. El 80% de la superficie presenta clima tropical húmedo y subhúmedo, con relieve de ladera fuerte hasta de 60%, con una erosión hídrica severa de 250 t/ ha/año en 42% de la superficie; tiene 25% de selva, medias altas y perennifolias. La principal actividad económica es la explotación del cultivo de café, desde el área marginal 350 hasta 2,660 msnm. A lo largo del río Cohatán el tipo de desarrollo se sustenta en el uso intensivo de los recursos naturales, originan —a su vez— fuerte deterioro neceambiental, al cambio de vegetación de la selva original por introducción de especies de sombra del café con chalum (Inga spp; en este ecosistema se observa un deficiente uso de tecnología de producción que se refleja en el bajo rendimiento del café, de 8 quintales/ha. El nivel socioeconómico de desarrollo es bajo, con nivel de educación, salud, vivienda y servicios deficientes, así como falta de apoyo social, con carente gestión ambiental

  12. Plasma HDL cholesterol and risk of myocardial infarction

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    Voight, Benjamin F; Peloso, Gina M; Orho-Melander, Marju

    2012-01-01

    High plasma HDL cholesterol is associated with reduced risk of myocardial infarction, but whether this association is causal is unclear. Exploiting the fact that genotypes are randomly assigned at meiosis, are independent of non-genetic confounding, and are unmodified by disease processes...

  13. Plasma lipidomics discloses metabolic syndrome with a specific HDL phenotype.

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    Jové, Mariona; Naudí, Alba; Portero-Otin, Manuel; Cabré, Rosanna; Rovira-Llopis, Susana; Bañuls, Celia; Rocha, Milagros; Hernández-Mijares, Antonio; Victor, Victor M; Pamplona, Reinald

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    Lipidomics reveals a remarkable diversity of lipids in human plasma. In this study, we have performed an in-depth lipidomic analysis of human plasma from healthy individuals and subjects with metabolic syndrome (MetS) in order to determine the lipidomic profile that allows prognosis of a pathological subpopulation with altered high-density lipoprotein (HDL) metabolism. The MetS population was categorized as having pathological or nonpathological HDL. Anthropometric parameters, cardiovascular risk markers, and lipoprotein subclasses of HDL and low-density lipoproteins were also evaluated. Lipidomic analysis revealed 357 differential molecules that were clustered (k means) in the two groups. The molecules identified in the whole lipidome showed that MetS subjects presented lower levels of glycerolipids and higher levels of glycerophospholipids with respect to control subjects. In contrast, when only statistically differential lipids were taken into account, differences were found between the two groups in almost cases. Furthermore, levels of saturated fatty acids were higher in patients with pathological HDL levels than in controls, whereas levels of unsaturated fatty acids were lower. These results highlight the potential of lipidomics as a clinical tool for risk assessment and monitoring of disease.

  14. Design Time Optimization for Hardware Watermarking Protection of HDL Designs

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    E. Castillo

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available HDL-level design offers important advantages for the application of watermarking to IP cores, but its complexity also requires tools automating these watermarking algorithms. A new tool for signature distribution through combinational logic is proposed in this work. IPP@HDL, a previously proposed high-level watermarking technique, has been employed for evaluating the tool. IPP@HDL relies on spreading the bits of a digital signature at the HDL design level using combinational logic included within the original system. The development of this new tool for the signature distribution has not only extended and eased the applicability of this IPP technique, but it has also improved the signature hosting process itself. Three algorithms were studied in order to develop this automated tool. The selection of a cost function determines the best hosting solutions in terms of area and performance penalties on the IP core to protect. An 1D-DWT core and MD5 and SHA1 digital signatures were used in order to illustrate the benefits of the new tool and its optimization related to the extraction logic resources. Among the proposed algorithms, the alternative based on simulated annealing reduces the additional resources while maintaining an acceptable computation time and also saving designer effort and time.

  15. Design time optimization for hardware watermarking protection of HDL designs.

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    Castillo, E; Morales, D P; García, A; Parrilla, L; Todorovich, E; Meyer-Baese, U

    2015-01-01

    HDL-level design offers important advantages for the application of watermarking to IP cores, but its complexity also requires tools automating these watermarking algorithms. A new tool for signature distribution through combinational logic is proposed in this work. IPP@HDL, a previously proposed high-level watermarking technique, has been employed for evaluating the tool. IPP@HDL relies on spreading the bits of a digital signature at the HDL design level using combinational logic included within the original system. The development of this new tool for the signature distribution has not only extended and eased the applicability of this IPP technique, but it has also improved the signature hosting process itself. Three algorithms were studied in order to develop this automated tool. The selection of a cost function determines the best hosting solutions in terms of area and performance penalties on the IP core to protect. An 1D-DWT core and MD5 and SHA1 digital signatures were used in order to illustrate the benefits of the new tool and its optimization related to the extraction logic resources. Among the proposed algorithms, the alternative based on simulated annealing reduces the additional resources while maintaining an acceptable computation time and also saving designer effort and time.

  16. Inflammation reduces HDL protection against primary cardiac risk

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    Corsetti, James P.; Gansevoort, Ron T.; Sparks, Charles E.; Dullaart, Robin P. F.

    2010-01-01

    P>Background We recently reported high high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol as a predictor of recurrent risk in a subgroup of postinfarction patients defined by hypercholesterolemia and high C-reactive protein (CRP) levels. We investigated whether a similar high-risk subgroup might exist for i

  17. 胰岛素抵抗稳态模式评估与LDL-C/HDL-C和TC/HDL-C比值测定关系的探讨

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    孟立辉; 李景平; 王宣; 岳晓亮

    2011-01-01

    目的 评价胰岛素抵抗稳态模式评估胰岛素抵抗指数(HOMA-IR)与LDL-C/HDL-C和TC/HDL-C比值测定的关系.方测定正常糖耐量(NGT)组、糖耐量受损(IGT)组和2型糖尿病(MD)组,空腹血糖(FPG)、空腹胰岛素(FINS)、总胆固醇(TC)、甘油三酯(TG)、高密度脂蛋白胆固醇(HDL-C)、低密度脂蛋白胆固醇(LDL-C).计算稳态模式评估胰岛素抵抗指数(HOMA-IR)和LDL-C/HDL-C和TC/HDL-C比值.结果 IGT组、DM组与NGT组比较,HOMA-IR、LDL-C/HDL-C、TC/HDL-C均有较显著的统计学差异(P<0.01),其值明显升高,并且HOMA-IR与LDL-C/HDL-C和TC/HDL-C比值测定有一定的相关性.结论 我们认为联合测定胰岛素抵抗指数(HOMA-IR)和LDL-C/HDL-C、TC/HDL-C比值,可作为胰岛素抵抗较好的诊断及治疗指标.

  18. Relation of Oxidative Stress and Impaired Fibrinolysis with HDL Biogenesis in Indonesian Men with Metabolic Syndrome

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    Ida Paulina Sormin

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Biogenesis of HDL involves factors that regulate the synthesis, intravascular remodeling, and catabolism of HDL. Disturbance of these factors can lead to low concentration of HDL-C. Metabolic syndrome (MetS is characterized by low concentration of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C. In MetS occur several pathological conditions including oxidative stress and impaired fibrinolysis, which contribute to the risk of atherosclerosis process. The correlation between oxidative stress and impaired fibrinolysis with HDL biogenesis dysfunction and its correlation with low concentration of HDL-C has not been well understood and therefore needs to be further investigated. METHODS: This study was an observational study with crosssectional design, involving 163 adult men, aged 25-60 years with metabolic syndrome. Concentration of apoA-1, prebeta-1 HDL, CETP, F2-isoprostan, PAI-1, and HDL-C were measured. The apo A1/HDL ratio indicated HDL maturation, whereas the CETP/HDL-C and CETP/TG ratios indicated HDL catabolism. RESULTS: The study showed that there were a positive correlation between PAI-1 with apoA1/HDL-C ratios (r=0.226, p=0.005 and a negative correlation with the CETP/TG ratios (r=-0.215, p=0.007, whereas F2-isoprostan did not have correlation with HDL biogenesis factors. CONCLUSIONS: We concluded that there was correlation between impaired fibrinolysis with decreased HDL maturation and there was increased HDL catabolism leading to low HDL-C concentration in men with metabolic syndrome. KEYWORDS: F2-isoprostan, PAI-1, apoA-1, prebeta-1 HDL, CETP, metabolic syndrome.

  19. Implication of low HDL-c levels in patients with average LDL-c levels: a focus on oxidized LDL, large HDL subpopulation, and adiponectin.

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    Mascarenhas-Melo, Filipa; Sereno, José; Teixeira-Lemos, Edite; Marado, Daniela; Palavra, Filipe; Pinto, Rui; Rocha-Pereira, Petronila; Teixeira, Frederico; Reis, Flávio

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    To evaluate the impact of low levels of high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-c) on patients with LDL-c average levels, focusing on oxidative, lipidic, and inflammatory profiles. Patients with cardiovascular risk factors (n = 169) and control subjects (n = 73) were divided into 2 subgroups, one of normal HDL-c and the other of low HDL-c levels. The following data was analyzed: BP, BMI, waist circumference and serum glucose Total-c, TGs, LDL-c, oxidized LDL, total HDL-c and subpopulations (small, intermediate, and large), paraoxonase-1 (PON1) activity, hsCRP, uric acid, TNF- α , adiponectin, VEGF, and iCAM1. In the control subgroup with low HDL-c levels, significantly higher values of BP and TGs and lower values of PON1 activity and adiponectin were found, versus control normal HDL-c subgroup. However, differences in patients' subgroups were clearly more pronounced. Indeed, low HDL-c subgroup presented increased HbA1c, TGs, non-HDL-c, Ox-LDL, hsCRP, VEGF, and small HDL-c and reduced adiponectin and large HDL. In addition, Ox-LDL, large-HDL-c, and adiponectin presented interesting correlations with classical and nonclassical markers, mainly in the normal HDL-c patients' subgroup. In conclusion, despite LDL-c average levels, low HDL-c concentrations seem to be associated with a poor cardiometabolic profile in a population with cardiovascular risk factors, which is better evidenced by traditional and nontraditional CV biomarkers, including Ox-LDL, large HDL-c, and adiponectin.

  20. Diffusione molecolare neLl' alta atmosfera

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    C. ARDUINI

    1963-06-01

    Full Text Available Le perturbazioni indotte nell'alta atmosfera dall'emissione,
    a mezzo di razzi sonda, di nubi di vapori estranei sono un utile
    mezzo per lo studio simultaneo di alcune caratteristiche fisiche e dinamiche
    degli alti strati.
    La presente relazione illustra in breve i principi di alcune tecniche
    per la misura del coefficiente di diffusione binaria tra l'aria e il vapore
    della nube artificiale.

  1. EFECTO DE DENSIDAD POBLACIONAL DE HUEVOS SOBRE VIABILIDAD Y TIEMPO DE DESARROLLO DE Drosophila melanogaster (DROSOPHILIDAE Effect Of Eggs Population Density On Viability And Time Of Development Of Drosophila melanogaster (Drosophilidae

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    Full Text Available Para estimar el efecto de la densidad poblacional de huevos sobre la viabilidad huevoadulto de Drosophila melanogaster se realizaron tres tratamientos en frascos con medio de cultivo agar-banano: a densidad de 10, 50 y 90 huevos. La variable de respuesta fue la proporción de individuos adultos emergidos desde la aparición del primer imago hasta 15 días después de la siembra. Las viabilidades huevo-adulto promedio fueron 0,320, 0,338 y 0,328 para las densidades de 10, 50 y 90 huevos respectivamente. No se evidenciaron diferencias significativas entre los tres tratamientos (p>0.05. Por lo tanto, no se detectó en este estudio influencia de la densidad poblacional de huevos sobre la viabilidad huevo-adulto. Probablemente debido a que la proporción entre el número de huevos y la cantidad de medio fue suficientemente alta para no generar competencia en otros estadios del desarrollo huevo/adulto.For estimating the effect from population density of eggs over viability egg-adult in Drosophila melanogaster, it was made three treatments in flasks with agar-banana culture media: densities of 10, 50 and 90 eggs. The effect evaluated was the adult’s proportion that emerged after 15 days of planting. The mean proportions of viability egg-adult were 0.32, 0.338 and 0.328 for the density of 10, 50 and 90 eggs respectively. Significant differences in viability were not evident (p>0.05. Consequently, it was not found effects from the eggs densities in the present study over egg-adult viability. These results probably were due to that the relation among number of eggs and quantity of culture media was not enough of a high for generate competition at another stadiums through the egg-adult development.

  2. The Inverse Relation of HDL Anti-Oxidative Functionality with Serum Amyloid a is Lost in Metabolic Syndrome Subjects

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    Dullaart, Robin P. F.; de Boer, Jan Freark; Annema, Wijtske; Tietge, Uwe J. F.

    2013-01-01

    Objective: Anti-oxidative properties of high density lipoproteins (HDL) are relevant for atheroprotection. HDL carry serum amyloid A (SAA), which may impair HDL functionality. We questioned whether HDL anti-oxidative capacity is determined by SAA. Design and Methods: Relationships of HDL anti-oxidat

  3. 冠心病患者血清TG/HDL-C与LDL-C/HDL-C比值的比较分析

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    马业明

    2009-01-01

    目的:测定血清低密度脂蛋白胆固醇(LDL-C)、高密度脂蛋白胆固醇(HDL-C)和胆固醇(TC)、三酰甘油(TG)等血脂括标,比较TG/HDL-C、LDL-C/HDL-C比值的水平,为冠心病患者的预测提供临床分析.方法:空腹抽取140例冠心病患者和130例健康体检者的静脉血,测定TC、TG、LDL-C、HDL-C,并计算TG/HDL-C、LDL-C/HDL-C的比值.结果:冠心病患者组TG/HDL-C、LDL-C/HDL-C比值分别为(2.24±0A2)、(1.47±0.49),比正常对照组显著增高(P<0.01),其中.LDL-C/HDL-C比值较TG/HDL-C比值差异更显著.结论:冠心患者血清TG、LDL-C显著增加,HDL-C水平显著下降.联合应用TG/HDL-C、LDL-C/HDL-C比值作为CHD的预测指标,较客观地反映出冠心病的非均-性改变,能及时发现CHD高危患者,进行早期合理干预,对防止动脉粥样硬化和冠心病的发生、发展有一定的临床意义.

  4. HDL surface lipids mediate CETP binding as revealed by electron microscopy and molecular dynamics simulation

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    Zhang, Meng; Charles, River; Tong, Huimin; Zhang, Lei; Patel, Mili; Wang, Francis; Rames, Matthew J.; Ren, Amy; Rye, Kerry-Anne; Qiu, Xiayang; Johns, Douglas G.; Charles, M. Arthur; Ren, Gang

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    Cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) mediates the transfer of cholesterol esters (CE) from atheroprotective high-density lipoproteins (HDL) to atherogenic low-density lipoproteins (LDL). CETP inhibition has been regarded as a promising strategy for increasing HDL levels and subsequently reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Although the crystal structure of CETP is known, little is known regarding how CETP binds to HDL. Here, we investigated how various HDL-like particles interact with CETP by electron microscopy and molecular dynamics simulations. Results showed that CETP binds to HDL via hydrophobic interactions rather than protein-protein interactions. The HDL surface lipid curvature generates a hydrophobic environment, leading to CETP hydrophobic distal end interaction. This interaction is independent of other HDL components, such as apolipoproteins, cholesteryl esters and triglycerides. Thus, disrupting these hydrophobic interactions could be a new therapeutic strategy for attenuating the interaction of CETP with HDL.

  5. Increased LCAT activity and hyperglycaemia decrease the antioxidative functionality of HDL

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    Kappelle, Paul J.W.H.; de Boer, Jan Freark; Perton, Frank G.; Annema, Wijtske; de Vries, Rindert; Dullaart, Robin P. F.; Tietge, Uwe J. F.

    2012-01-01

    Background Type 2 diabetes mellitus increases the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Antioxidative properties of high density lipoprotein (HDL) are important for atheroprotection. This study investigated whether the antioxidative functionality of HDL is altered in type 2 diabetes mellit

  6. Rheological characterization of LDPE{sub Al} (low density polyethylene and aluminum) e HDPE (high density polyethylene); Caracterizacao das propriedades reologicas da mistura LDPE{sub Al} (polietileno de baixa densidade e aluminio) e HDPE (polietileno de alta densidade)

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    Santa Marinha, Ana Beatriz Abreu; Pacheco, Elen Beatriz Acordi Vasques; Monteiro, Elisabeth Ermel da Costa [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Inst. de Macromoleculas

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    The long life packaging contains paper, polyethylene and aluminum for packaging of food. A few part of total amount produced is recycled and another is discharged in landfills in Brazil. The low density polyethylene and aluminum (LDPE{sub Al}) was obtained from recycling this packaging. The rheological properties of the blends were intermediate to ones of the pure polymers. In a general way, the rheological properties were not modified by the aluminum presence. (author)

  7. HDL Implementation of Low Density Parity Check (LDPC Decoder

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Low-Density Parity-Check (LDPC codes are one of the most promising error-correcting codes approaching Shannon capacity and have been adopted in many applications. These codes offer huge advantages in terms of coding gain, throughput and power dissipation. Error correction algorithms are often implemented in hardware for fast processing to meet the real-time needs of communication systems. However hardwareimplementation of LDPC decoders using traditional Hardware Description Language (HDL based approach is a complex and time consuming task. In this paper HDL Implementation of Low Density Parity Check Decoder architecture is presented with different rates i.e. 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 4/7, 8/9, 9/10 and variable data lengths i.e. 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256 bits and consequent changeable precision factor.

  8. Apolipoprotein M binds oxidized phospholipids and increases the antioxidant effect of HDL

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    Elsøe, Sara; Ahnström, Josefin; Christoffersen, Christina;

    2012-01-01

    Oxidation of LDL plays a key role in the development of atherosclerosis. HDL may, in part, protect against atherosclerosis by inhibiting LDL oxidation. Overexpression of HDL-associated apolipoprotein M (apoM) protects mice against atherosclerosis through a not yet clarified mechanism. Being...... a lipocalin, apoM contains a binding pocket for small lipophilic molecules. Here, we report that apoM likely serves as an antioxidant in HDL by binding oxidized phospholipids, thus enhancing the antioxidant potential of HDL....

  9. Evaluation of The Predicative Value of LDL-C/HDL-C and TG/HDL-C Ratio for Coronary Heart Disease%LDL-C/HDL-C及TG/HDL-C比值对冠心病的预测价值的评价

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    刘梅颜; 郭丹杰; 胡大一; 徐成斌; 崔永东

    2002-01-01

    目的探讨LDL-C/HDL-C比值、TG/HDL-C比值与冠心病之间的相关性.方法分析104例经冠脉造影确诊的冠心病患者(CHD组)及92例冠脉造影阴性者(对照组)LDL-C/HDL-C比值及TG/HDL-C比值对冠心病的诊断价值.结果冠心病组患者LDL-C/HDL-C比值、TG/HDL-C比值水平及异常率均明显高于对照组,相关分析显示,LDL-C/HDL-C比值及TG/HDL-C比值与冠心病相关,前者与CHD回归关系更强,且两比值之间呈正相关.结论LDL-C/HDL-C及TG/HDL-C比值可作为预测CHD的指标.与TG/HDL-C相比,LDL-C/HDL-C比值水平与CHD相关更强.

  10. Clinical Analysis and Evaluation for The Predicative Value Of LDL-C/HDL-C and TG/HDL-C Ratio for Coronary Heart Disease%LDL-C/HDL-C和TG/HDL-C比值对冠心病预测评价的I临床研究

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    张风菊; 翟春玺

    2008-01-01

    目的 探讨LDL-C/HDL-C、TG/HDL-C比值与冠心病预后相关性.方法 收集68例经冠脉造影确诊的冠心病患者(CHD))及57例冠脉造影阴性者(对照组),冠造前空腹12小时后清晨采集血样上机测定血脂,并计算出LDL-C/HDL-C比值、TG/HDL-C比值.结果 CHD组患者LDL-C和TG与HDL-C比值水平及异常率均明显高于对照组,相关分析显示,LDL-C/HDL-C比值及TG/HDL-C比值与冠心病相关,LDL-C/HDL-C比值与冠心病回归关系更强,且两比值之间呈正相关.结论 LDL-C/HDL-C及TG/HDL-C比值可作为预测CHD的指标.与TG/HDL-C相比,LDL-c/HDL-C比值水平与冠心病相关更强.

  11. HDL measures, particle heterogeneity, proposed nomenclature, and relation to atherosclerotic cardiovascular events

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    A growing body of evidence from epidemiological data, animal studies, and clinical trials supports HDL as the next target to reduce residual cardiovascular risk in statin-treated, high-risk patients. For more than 3 decades, HDL cholesterol has been employed as the principal clinical measure of HDL ...

  12. Genetic variation in ABC transporter A1 contributes to HDL cholesterol in the general population

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    Frikke-Schmidt, Ruth; Nordestgaard, Børge G; Jensen, Gorm B;

    2004-01-01

    Homozygosity for mutations in ABC transporter A1 (ABCA1) causes Tangier disease, a rare HDL-deficiency syndrome. Whether heterozygosity for genetic variation in ABCA1 also contributes to HDL cholesterol (HDL-C) levels in the general population is presently unclear. We determined whether mutations...

  13. Crecimiento del callo de hacha Atrina maura (Sowerby, 1835 (Bivalvia: Pinnidae cultivado a diferentes densidades

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    A. M. Góngora-Gómez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió el crecimiento de Atrina maura cultivado a diferentes densidades durante 15 meses en la Isla Los Redos, Navolato, Sinaloa, México. El experimento se realizó utilizando el sistema de canastas en suspensión para los primeros cuatro meses de cultivo ajustando la densidad a 50, 100 y 200 organismos/canasta; y la siembra en parques de arena durante los once meses restantes, a una densidad de 4.5, 9 y 18 pinas/ m2 (50/canasta-4.5/m2, 100/canasta-9/m2 y 200/canasta-18/m2. Los juveniles (16.19 ± 6.66 mm de longitud total y 0.3 ± 0.16 g de peso total de promedio inicial se obtuvieron de un laboratorio comercial. Los parámetros físicos (oxígeno disuelto, salinidad, temperatura y pH y químicos (amonio total, nitritos, fosfatos y clorofila "a" fueron obtenidos cada 15 días y cada mes, respectivamente; mientras que 50 organismos seleccionados al azar de cada densidad, fueron medidos y pesados mensualmente. No se observaron diferencias significativas (P < 0.05 para la longitud y el peso entre las densidades en la etapa de canastas. Al final del cultivo, el grupo 200/canasta-18/m2 presentó el mayor peso promedio (284.26 ± 54.45 g. La supervivencia final fluctuó desde 28.15% para el grupo 50/canasta-4.5/m2, hasta 53.69% registrada para la mayor densidad (200/canasta- 18/m2. Los resultados indican que es posible sembrar A. maura a una densidad de 200/canasta-18/m2.

  14. Serum paraoxonase-1 activity is more closely related to HDL particle concentration and large HDL particles than to HDL cholesterol in Type 2 diabetic and non-diabetic subjects

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    Dullaart, Robin P. F.; Otvos, James D.; James, Richard W.

    2014-01-01

    Objectives: We determined relationships of the anti-oxidative enzyme, paraoxonase-1 (PON-1), with high density lipoprotein (HDL) subfractions, and tested whether these relationships are stronger than those with HDL cholesterol and apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I) in subjects with and without type 2 diabe

  15. procesos de alta temperatura en pymes

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    ANDRÉS AMELL

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available La búsqueda de tecnologías de calentamiento que reduzcan el consumo de combustible, disminuyan las emisiones contaminantes y mejoren la productividad de los procesos y calidad de los productos en procesos de alta temperatura, ha motivado la investigación y desarrollo tecnológico de sistemas térmicos. En este contexto el artículo presenta los resultados del proyecto “Desarrollo y Evaluación de un Sistema de Combustión Autoregenerativo y Radiante para Procesos de Alta Temperatura en Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas PyMES”, presentando la configuración, funcionamiento, caracterización, parámetros de operación y comportamiento de un prototipo desarrollado que opera con 28 kW de potencia térmica con base al poder calorífico inferior, factores de aireación de 1.05 y 1.20 y temperaturas de precalentamiento de aire hasta de 700ºC.

  16. Bile acids reduce endocytosis of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) in HepG2 cells.

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    Röhrl, Clemens; Eigner, Karin; Fruhwürth, Stefanie; Stangl, Herbert

    2014-01-01

    High-density lipoprotein (HDL) transports lipids to hepatic cells and the majority of HDL-associated cholesterol is destined for biliary excretion. Cholesterol is excreted into the bile directly or after conversion to bile acids, which are also present in the plasma as they are effectively reabsorbed through the enterohepatic cycle. Here, we provide evidence that bile acids affect HDL endocytosis. Using fluorescent and radiolabeled HDL, we show that HDL endocytosis was reduced in the presence of high concentrations of taurocholate, a natural non-cell-permeable bile acid, in human hepatic HepG2 and HuH7 cells. In contrast, selective cholesteryl-ester (CE) uptake was increased. Taurocholate exerted these effects extracellularly and independently of HDL modification, cell membrane perturbation or blocking of endocytic trafficking. Instead, this reduction of endocytosis and increase in selective uptake was dependent on SR-BI. In addition, cell-permeable bile acids reduced HDL endocytosis by farnesoid X receptor (FXR) activation: chenodeoxycholate and the non-steroidal FXR agonist GW4064 reduced HDL endocytosis, whereas selective CE uptake was unaltered. Reduced HDL endocytosis by FXR activation was independent of SR-BI and was likely mediated by impaired expression of the scavenger receptor cluster of differentiation 36 (CD36). Taken together we have shown that bile acids reduce HDL endocytosis by transcriptional and non-transcriptional mechanisms. Further, we suggest that HDL endocytosis and selective lipid uptake are not necessarily tightly linked to each other.

  17. HDL-apoA-I exchange: rapid detection and association with atherosclerosis.

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    Full Text Available High density lipoprotein (HDL cholesterol levels are associated with decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, but not all HDL are functionally equivalent. A primary determinant of HDL functional status is the conformational adaptability of its main protein component, apoA-I, an exchangeable apolipoprotein. Chemical modification of apoA-I, as may occur under conditions of inflammation or diabetes, can severely impair HDL function and is associated with the presence of cardiovascular disease. Chemical modification of apoA-I also impairs its ability to exchange on and off HDL, a critical process in reverse cholesterol transport. In this study, we developed a method using electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy (EPR to quantify HDL-apoA-I exchange. Using this approach, we measured the degree of HDL-apoA-I exchange for HDL isolated from rabbits fed a high fat, high cholesterol diet, as well as human subjects with acute coronary syndrome and metabolic syndrome. We observed that HDL-apoA-I exchange was markedly reduced when atherosclerosis was present, or when the subject carries at least one risk factor of cardiovascular disease. These results show that HDL-apoA-I exchange is a clinically relevant measure of HDL function pertinent to cardiovascular disease.

  18. Oxidative modification and poor protective activity of HDL on LDL oxidation in thalassemia.

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    Unchern, Supeenun; Laohareungpanya, Narumon; Sanvarinda, Yupin; Pattanapanyasat, Kovit; Tanratana, Pansakorn; Chantharaksri, Udom; Sibmooh, Nathawut

    2010-07-01

    Oxidative modification of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) has been reported in thalassemia, which is a consequence of oxidative stress. However, the levels of oxidized high-density lipoprotein (HDL) in thalassemia have not been evaluated and it is unclear whether HDL oxidation may be linked to LDL oxidation. In this study, the levels of total cholesterol, iron, protein, conjugated diene (CD), lipid hydroperoxide (LOOH), and thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARs) were determined in HDL from healthy volunteers and patients with beta-thalassemia intermedia with hemoglobin E (beta-thal/Hb E). The protective activity of thalassemic HDL on LDL oxidation was also investigated. The iron content of HDL(2) and HDL(3) from beta-thal/HbE patients was higher while the cholesterol content was lower than those in healthy volunteers. Thalassemic HDL(2) and HDL(3) had increased levels of lipid peroxidation markers i.e., conjugated diene, LOOH, and TBARs. Thalassemic HDL had lower peroxidase activity than control HDL and was unable to protect LDL from oxidation induced by CuSO(4). Our findings highlight the oxidative modification and poor protective activity of thalassemic HDL on LDL oxidation which may contribute to cardiovascular complications in thalassemia.

  19. Higher hdl levels are a preventive factor for metabolic syndrome in obese Turkish children.

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    Özer, Samet; Yılmaz, Resul; Özlem Kazanci, Nafia; Sönmezgöz, Ergün; Karaaslan, Erhan; Altuntaş, Buket; Emre Kuyucu, Yunus

    2014-10-03

    Objetivo: El síndrome metabólico infantil no ha sido definido aún con claridad. La obesidad infantil se está incrementando progresivamente al igual que la incidencia del síndrome metabólico infantil. Nuestro objetivo ha sido mostrar los componentes del síndrome metabólico y sus factores preventivos en los niños obesos. Metodología: Este estudio analizó de forma retrospectiva a 187 niños y adolescentes obesos de entre 5 y 18 años. Los datos demográficos, las medidas antropomórficas, los índices de masa corporal, los valores de presión sanguínea, los niveles de insulina, los resultados de test de tolerancia a la glucosa oral, el total de colesterol, las lipoproteínas de gran densidad y los niveles de triglicéridos fueron obtenidos de registros hospitalarios. Una masa corporal con un índice superior a 95 percentiles fue considerada como obesidad. La resistencia a la insulina se calculó de acuerdo con el test de tolerancia a la glucosa oral con 1,75 g/kg de glucosa y un máximo de 75 gramos de glucosa. Se calculó y comparó el índice de sensibilidad a la insulina y la evaluación del modelos homeostático- resistencia a la insulina (HOMA IR). El síndrome metabólico fue diagnosticado de acuerdo con los nuevos criterios de la OMS adaptados a los síndromes metabólicos infantiles. Resultados: Se observó una homeostasis de glucosa anormal en el 53% de los casos. La dislipidemia estaba presente en el 45,7% de los pacientes y la hipertensión en un 16,6%. El síndrome metabólico fue identificado en un 24,6% de los niños y adolescentes obesos. Altos valores de HOMA-IR y de glucosa, triglicéridos elevados y niveles bajos de HDL eran indicadores de síndrome metabólico. Conclusión: La obesidad y la resistencia a la insulina son factores significativos para el desarrollo del síndrome metabólico en niños y adolescentes. En niños obesos altos niveles de HDL son un factor preventivo del síndrome metabólico. Prevenir la obesidad y la

  20. Rare variant in scavenger receptor BI raises HDL cholesterol and increases risk of coronary heart disease

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    Zanoni, Paolo; Khetarpal, Sumeet A; Larach, Daniel B;

    2016-01-01

    Scavenger receptor BI (SR-BI) is the major receptor for high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (HDL-C). In humans, high amounts of HDL-C in plasma are associated with a lower risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). Mice that have depleted Scarb1 (SR-BI knockout mice) have markedly elevated HDL......-C levels but, paradoxically, increased atherosclerosis. The impact of SR-BI on HDL metabolism and CHD risk in humans remains unclear. Through targeted sequencing of coding regions of lipid-modifying genes in 328 individuals with extremely high plasma HDL-C levels, we identified a homozygote for a loss......-of-function variant, in which leucine replaces proline 376 (P376L), in SCARB1, the gene encoding SR-BI. The P376L variant impairs posttranslational processing of SR-BI and abrogates selective HDL cholesterol uptake in transfected cells, in hepatocyte-like cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells from...

  1. Serum TC/HDL-C,TG/HDL-C and LDL-C/HDL-C in predicting the risk of myocardial infarction in normolipidae-mic patients in South Asia:A case-control study

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    Arun Kumar; Ramiah Sivakanesan

    2008-01-01

    Dyslipidemia the major cause of atherosclerosis are suggested to act synergistically with non-lipid risk factors to increase atherogenesis.Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C)is the main therapeutic target in the pre-vention of CVD.Increased triglycerides (TG)and decreased high-density lipoprotein (LDL-C)are considered to be a major risk factor for the development of insulin resistant and metabolic syndrome.Although the TG/HDL-C ratio has been used in recent studies as a clinical indicator for insulin resistance,results were inconsis-tent.The TG/HDL-C ratio is also widely used to assess the lipid atherogenesis.How ever the utility of this rate for predicting coronary heart disease (CHD)risk is not clear.We encountered myocardial infarct patients with normal serum lipid concentration so this study was undertaken to evaluate the usefulness of these lipid ratios in predicting CHD risk in normolipidemic AMI patients and to compare the results with healthy subjects.The aim of the present study was to evaluate serum TC/HDL-C,TG/HDL-C and LDL-C/HDL-C in myocardial infarct subjects with normal lipid profile.To study this,lipid profile was determined in 165 normolipidemic acute myo-cardial infarction patients and 165 age/sex-matched controls.Total cholesterol,triglycerides,and HDL-cho-lesterol were analyzed enzymatically using kits obtained from Randox Laboratories Limited,Crumlin,UK. Plasma LDL-cholesterol was determined from the values of total cholesterol and HDL- cholesterol using the friedwalds formula.The values were expressed as means ± standard deviation (SD)and data from patients and controls was compared using students't'-test.The results and conclusion of the study were:Total cholester-ol,TC:HDL-C ratio,triglycerides,LDL-cholesterol,LDL:HDL-C ratio were higher in MI patients (p<0. 001).HDL-C concentration was significantly lower in MI patients than controls (p<0.001).Higher ratio of TC/HDL-C,TG/HDL-C and LDL-C/HDL-C was observed in AMI patients compared

  2. Turismo em territórios de grande densidade religiosa

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    Siegrid Guillaumon

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumo ----- O turismo tem sido entendido por organismos internacionais como atividade com grande potencial para promover o desenvolvimento econômico e, ao mesmo tempo, que valoriza a cultura e promove a preservação das paisagens naturais. Seguindo as diretrizes internacionais, no Brasil, o turismo passou a ser entendido como uma indústria com grande potencial para gerar empregos e divisas, e se fortalece por meio da promoção da diversidade cultural, que pode estar associada às diversas culturas materiais e religiosas. Para compreender a gestão do turismo em contextos que articulam cultura, religião e desenvolvimento territorial, este ensaio teórico aponta limitações nos dois conceitos disponíveis na literatura, quais sejam, o conceito de turismo cultural e o conceito de turismo religioso, ao mesmo tempo que propõe o conceito de ‘turismo em territórios de grande densidade religiosa’, o qual incorpora o reconhecimento das dinâmicas de poder presentes nos territórios como elementos que interferem na forma como se planeja o turismo. Mobilizam-se entendimentos do campo da antropologia e da geografi a para a gestão a fim de sustentar que a discussão teórica conduzida tem um potencial explicativo para o turismo em diversas escalas territoriais, e, também, em contextos nos quais existe o diálogo entre turismo e religião. ----- Tourism in Territories of High Religious Density ----- Abstract ----- Tourism has been understood by international organizations as an activity with great potential to promote economic development, while valuing cultures and promoting the protection of natural landscapes. Following international guidelines, tourism in Brazil has begun to be understood as an industry with great potential to generate jobs and income and is strengthened through the promotion of cultural diversity which may be associated with material and religious cultures. To understand the management of tourism in contexts that

  3. EFEITO DAS ALTAS DENSIDADES DE ESTOCAGEM NO CRESCIMENTO E SOBREVIVÊNCIA DE Litopenaeus vannamei NA FASE FINAL DE ENGORDA, CULTIVADOS EM SISTEMAS DE BIOFLOCOS (BFT

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    Adriana Ferreira Silva

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of high stocking densities on survival, growth and feed conversion rates of Litopenaeus vannamei shrimp, in final growout phase, in a Biofloc Technology (BFT culture system, keeping the same water parameters for all treatments. Shrimps (11.96 ± 1.14 g were stocked in microcosms (0.50/m2 tanks, connected to a BFT system raceway. The study was carried out for 45 days. The shrimp were stocked at densities of 150, 300, 450 and 600 shrimp/m2. Bioflocs were collected for analysis of proximate composition. The results were submitted to one-way ANOVA, and differences were compared by Tukey test (α = 0.05. In T300 and T450, growth and survival were not affected by high stocking densities. The highest biomass reached (T450 was 5.1kg/m² and the best feed conversion rate was 1.54 in T150. The results of this study indicate that stocking densities in the proposed system can be high, but not exceeding 450 shrimp/m². Furthermore, even maintaining the same water parameters for all treatments, there was a negative effect between density and shrimp growth, confirming that this effect is behavioral.

  4. Consumo de alimentos de alta densidad energética en los beneficiarios del programa Oportunidades. El caso del Área Metropolitana de Monterrey

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    Óscar Alfonso Martínez Martínez; Claudia Campillo Toledano; Adolfo Rogelio Cogco Calderón

    2012-01-01

    El programa Oportunidades entrega a sus beneficiarios una transferencia monetaria para utilizarse en gastos que fomenten el capital humano como son la educación y alimentación. Los recursos no tienen ningún mecanismo de control al interior de los hogares, por lo que pueden ocuparse en alimentos que no contribuyan a una dieta sana. Por tal motivo, esta investigación se enfocó a analizar el consumo de tres alimentos de alto contenido energético como son las galletas, refrescos y frituras, en...

  5. Disfuncionalidade da lipoproteína de alta densidade e risco cardiometabólico : relação com outros biomarcadores

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    Melo, Filipa Alexandra Mascarenhas

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    Tese de doutoramento em Ciências da Saúde, apresentada à Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Coimbra A dislipidemia é um dos factores de risco major para a DCV, que está entre as principais causas de morbilidade e mortalidade em muitos países do Mundo, incluindo na Europa. O arsenal terapêutico antidislipidémico actualmente disponível e em utilização clínica, nomeadamente as estatinas, tem permitido grandes avanços no controlo dos valores de c-Total e sobretudo de c-LDL, o...

  6. Characterization of composite high density polyethylene and layered zirconium phosphate; Caracterizacao de composito de polietileno de alta densidade (HDPE) e fosfato de zirconio lamelar

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    Zirconium phosphate (ZrP) (2 w%), synthesized by direct precipitation method, was used in the preparation of composite with high density polyethylene (HDPE), through extrusion processing in the molten state. Wide angle x-ray diffraction (WAXD), stress-strain mechanical analysis and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) techniques were used for ZrP, neat polymer and composite mechanical and morphologic characterization. Although there was a slight increase in the Young modulus, WAXD and SEM analysis showed that the intercalation of the HDPE matrix in the filler galleries did not occur, probably due to the insufficient lamellae spacing to intercalate the polymer chains. Then, a microcomposite was achieved. (author)

  7. Degradação de membrana impermeabilizante de polietileno de alta densidade usada em tanques de armazenamento de vinhaça

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    Fernando Luiz Lavoie; Benedito de Souza Bueno; Paulo César Lodi

    2013-01-01

    High-density polyethylene (HDPE) water-proof membranes are used as coatings in vinasse (leachate from sugar cane) storage tanks. The leachate is pumped into the tanks at temperatures of 80-90 °C. Due to these high temperatures and acidity of the waste, these membranes can be degraded, cracked and then loose the function for which they have been designed. This may cause contamination of the soil and groundwater. This study evaluated the effect of vinasse in HDPE membranes after 4 months of exp...

  8. Evaporation of carbon using electrons of a high density plasma; Evaporacion de carbono usando los electrones de un plasma de alta densidad

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    Muhl, S.; Camps, E.; Escobar A, L.; Garcia E, J.L.; Olea, O. [Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales, UNAM, C.P. 04510 Mexico D.F. (Mexico)

    2000-07-01

    The high density plasmas are used frequently in the preparation of thin films or surface modification, for example to nitridation. In these processes, are used mainly the ions and the neutrals which compose the plasma. However, the electrons present in the plasma are not used, except in the case of chemical reactions induced by collisions, although the electron bombardment usually get hot the work piece. Through the adequate polarization of a conductor material, it is possible to extract electrons from a high density plasma at low pressure, that could be gotten the evaporation of this material. As result of the interaction between the plasma and the electron flux with the vapor produced, this last will be ionized. In this work, it is reported the use of this novelty arrangement to prepare carbon thin films using a high density argon plasma and a high purity graphite bar as material to evaporate. It has been used substrates outside plasma and immersed in the plasma. Also it has been reported the plasma characteristics (temperature and electron density, energy and ions flux), parameters of the deposit process (deposit rate and ion/neutral rate) as well as the properties of the films obtained (IR absorption spectra and UV/Vis, elemental analysis, hardness and refractive index). (Author)

  9. Low HDL cholesterol, aggression and altered central serotonergic activity.

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    Buydens-Branchey, L; Branchey, M; Hudson, J; Fergeson, P

    2000-03-01

    Many studies support a significant relation between low cholesterol levels and poor impulse, aggression and mood control. Evidence exists also for a causal link between low brain serotonin (5-HT) activity and these behaviors. Mechanisms linking cholesterol and hostile or self-destructive behavior are unknown, but it has been suggested that low cholesterol influences 5-HT function. This study was designed to explore the relationship between plasma cholesterol, measures of impulsivity and aggression, and indices of 5-HT function in personality disordered cocaine addicts. Thirty-eight hospitalized male patients (age 36.8+/-7.1) were assessed with the DSM-III-R, the Buss-Durkee Hostility Inventory (BDHI), the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS) and the Brown-Goodwin Assessment for Life History of Aggression. Fasting basal cholesterol (total, LDL and HDL) was determined 2 weeks after cocaine discontinuation. On the same day 5-HT function was assessed by neuroendocrine (cortisol and prolactin) and psychological (NIMH and 'high' self-rating scales) responses following meta-chlorophenylpiperazine (m-CPP) challenges. Reduced neuroendocrine responses, 'high' feelings and increased 'activation-euphoria' following m-CPP have been interpreted as indicating 5-HT alterations in a variety of psychiatric conditions. Significantly lower levels of HDL cholesterol were found in patients who had a history of aggression (P=0.005). Lower levels of HDL cholesterol were also found to be significantly associated with more intense 'high' and 'activation-euphoria' responses as well as with blunted cortisol responses to m-CPP (P=0.033, P=0.025 and P=0.018, respectively). This study gives further support to existing evidence indicating that in some individuals, the probability of exhibiting impulsive and violent behaviors may be increased when cholesterol is low. It also suggests that low cholesterol and alterations in 5-HT activity may be causally related.

  10. The HDL anti-inflammatory function is impaired in myocardial infarction and may predict new cardiac events independent of HDL cholesterol

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    Dullaart, Robin P. F.; Annema, Wijtske; Tio, Rene A.; Tietge, Uwe J. F.

    2014-01-01

    Background: Intrinsic functional properties of high density lipoproteins (HDL) are considered to be physiologically important for atheroprotection. We compared the HDL anti-inflammatory capacity between patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) and patients with non-cardiac chest pain, and pros

  11. High efficiency motors; Motores de alta eficiencia

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    Uranga Favela, Ivan Jaime [Energia Controlada de Mexico, S. A. de C. V., Mexico, D. F. (Mexico)

    1992-12-31

    This paper is a technical-financial study of the high efficiency and super-premium motors. As it is widely known, more than 60% of the electrical energy generated in the country is used for the operation of motors, in industry as well as in commerce. Therefore the importance that the motors have in the efficient energy use. [Espanol] El presente trabajo es un estudio tecnico-financiero de los motores de alta eficiencia y los motores super premium. Como es ampliamente conocido, mas del 60% de la energia electrica generada en el pais, es utilizada para accionar motores, dentro de la industria y el comercio. De alli la importancia que los motores tienen en el uso eficiente de la energia.

  12. Expression of the human apolipoprotein A-I gene in transgenic mice alters high density lipoprotein (HDL) particle size distribution and diminishes selective uptake of HDL cholesteryl esters

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    Chajekshaul, T.; Hayek, T.; Walsh, A.; Breslow, J.L. (Rockefeller University, New York, NY (USA))

    1991-08-01

    Transgenic mice carrying the human apolipoprotein (apo) A-I gene (HuAITg mice) were used to examine the effects of overexpression of the human gene on high density lipoprotein (HDL) particle size distribution and metabolism. On a chow diet, control mice had HDL cholesterol and apo A-I levels of 49 {plus minus} 2 and 137 {plus minus} 12 mg/dl of plasma, respectively. HuAITg mice had HDL cholesterol, human apo A-I, and mouse apo A-I levels of 88 {plus minus} 2, 255 {plus minus} 19, and 16 {plus minus} 2 mg/dl, respectively. Nondenaturing gradient gel electrophoresis revealed control mouse plasma HDL to be primarily monodisperse with a particle diameter of 10.2 nm, whereas HuAITg mouse plasma HDL was polydisperse with particles of diameter 11.4, 10.2, and 8.7 nm, which correspond in size to human HDL1, HDL2, and HDL3, respectively. In vivo turnover studies of HDL labeled with (3H)cholesteryl linoleyl ether and 125I-apo A-I were performed. In control animals, the fractional catabolic rate (FCR) for HDL cholesteryl ester was significantly more than the apo A-I FCR. In the HuAITg mice, the HDL cholesteryl ester FCR was the same as the apo A-I FCR. There were no significant differences between control and HuAITg animals in the sites of tissue removal of HDL cholesteryl ester, with the liver extracting most of the injected radioactivity. Control and HuAITg animals had comparable liver and intestinal cholesterol synthesis and LDL FCR. In conclusion, HuAITg mice have principally human and not mouse apo A-I in their plasma. This apparently causes a change in HDL particle size distribution in the transgenic mice to one resembling the human pattern. The replacement of mouse by human apo A-I also apparently causes the loss of the selective uptake pathway of HDL cholesteryl esters present in control mice.

  13. Densidad poblacional de pulgones en cultivares de alfalfa en los regadios de Lleida

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    De 1995 a 1997 se evaluó, en pequeñas parcelas de campo, la densidad de pulgones en siete cultivares de alfalfa, de orígenes español, francés y estadounidense. Las especies de pulgones infestantes fueron Aphis craccivora, Acyrthosiphon pisum y Therioaphis trifolii, variando cada año su incidencia y abundancia relativa. La dinámica poblacional de las tres especies mostró un único pico, principalmente a finales de julio o inicios de agosto. Las densidades de pulgones se mantuvieron inferiores a...

  14. Apolipoprotein M predicts pre-beta-HDL formation: studies in type 2 diabetic and nondiabetic subjects

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    Plomgaard, P; Dullaart, R P F; de Vries, R;

    2009-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: Studies in mice suggest that plasma apoM is lowered in hyperinsulinaemic diabetes and that apoM stimulates formation of pre-beta-HDL. Pre-beta-HDL is an acceptor of cellular cholesterol and may be critical for reverse cholesterol transport. Herein, we examined whether patients with type...... 2 diabetes have reduced plasma apoM and whether apoM is associated with pre-beta-HDL formation and cellular cholesterol efflux. DESIGN: In 78 patients with type 2 diabetes and 89 control subjects, we measured plasma apoM with ELISA, pre-beta-HDL and pre-beta-HDL formation, phospholipid transfer...... to diabetes-associated obesity. ApoM was positively related to both HDL (r = 0.16; P = 0.04) and LDL cholesterol (r = 0.28; P = 0.0003). Pre-beta-HDL and pre-beta-HDL formation were not different between diabetic and control subjects. ApoM predicted pre-beta-HDL (r = 0.16; P = 0.04) and pre-beta-HDL formation...

  15. Novel rare mutations and promoter haplotypes in ABCA1 contribute to low-HDL-C levels.

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    Slatter, T L; Jones, G T; Williams, M J A; van Rij, A M; McCormick, S P A

    2008-02-01

    The ATP-binding cassette A1 (ABCA1) protein regulates plasma high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels. Mutations in ABCA1 can cause HDL deficiency and increase the risk of premature coronary artery disease. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in ABCA1 are associated with variation in plasma HDL levels. We investigated the prevalence of mutations and common SNPs in ABCA1 in 154 low-HDL individuals and 102 high-HDL individuals. Mutations were identified in five of the low-HDL subjects, three having novel variants (I659V, R2004K, and A2028V) and two with a previously identified variant (R1068H). Analysis of four SNPs in the ABCA1 gene promoter (C-564T, G-407C, G-278C, and C-14T) identified the C-14T SNP and the TCCT haplotype to be over-represented in low-HDL individuals. The R1587K SNP was over-represented in low-HDL individuals, and the V825I and I883M SNPs over-represented in high-HDL individuals. We conclude that sequence variation in ABCA1 contributes significantly to variation in HDL levels.

  16. Historical milestones in measurement of HDL-cholesterol: impact on clinical and laboratory practice.

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    Langlois, Michel R; Blaton, Victor H

    2006-07-23

    High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) comprises a family of particles with differing physicochemical characteristics. Continuing progress in improving HDL-C analysis has originated from two separate fields-one clinical, reflecting increased attention to HDL-C in estimating risk for coronary heart disease (CHD), and the other analytical, reflecting increased emphasis on finding more reliable and cost-effective HDL-C assays. Epidemiologic and prospective studies established the inverse association of HDL-C with CHD risk, a relationship that is consistent with protective mechanisms demonstrated in basic research and animal studies. Atheroprotective and less atheroprotective HDL subpopulations have been described. Guidelines on primary and secondary CHD prevention, which increased the workload in clinical laboratories, have led to a revolution in HDL-C assay technology. Many analytical techniques including ultracentrifugation, electrophoresis, chromatography, and polyanion precipitation methods have been developed to separate and quantify HDL-C and HDL subclasses. More recently developed homogeneous assays enable direct measurement of HDL-C on an automated analyzer, without the need for manual pretreatment to separate non-HDL. Although homogeneous assays show improved accuracy and precision in normal serum, discrepant results exist in samples with atypical lipoprotein characteristics. Hypertriglyceridemia and monoclonal paraproteins are important interfering factors. A novel approach is nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy that allows rapid and reliable analysis of lipoprotein subclasses, which may improve the identification of individuals at increased CHD risk. Apolipoprotein A-I, the major protein of HDL, has been proposed as an alternative cardioprotective marker avoiding the analytical limitations of HDL-C.

  17. HDL-C Response Variability to Niacin ER in US Adults

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    Jennifer B. Christian

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Niacin is the most effective treatment currently available for raising HDL-C levels. Objective. To evaluate if gender and baseline lipid levels have an effect on the HDL-C response of niacin ER and to identify factors that predict response to niacin ER at the 500 mg dose. Material and Methods. The change in HDL-C effect between baseline and follow-up levels was quantified in absolute change as well as dichotomized into high versus low response (high response was defined as an HDL-C effect of >15% increase and low response was HDL-C <5% in a sample of 834 individuals. Results. Both males and females with low HDL-C levels at baseline exhibited a response to treatment in the multivariate model (males, HDL-C <40 mg/dL: OR=5.18, 95% CI: 2.36–11.39; females, HDL-C <50 mg/dL: OR=5.40, 95% CI: 1.84–15.79. There was also a significant difference in the mean HDL-C effect between baseline and follow-up HDL-C levels in the 500 mg niacin ER dose group for both males (mean HDL-C effect = 0.08, P<0.001 and females (mean HDL-C effect = 0.10, P=0.019. Conclusion. Baseline HDL-C levels are the biggest predictor of response to niacin ER treatment for both males and females among the factors evaluated.

  18. World Wide Web Search Engines: AltaVista and Yahoo.

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    Machovec, George S., Ed.

    1996-01-01

    Examines the history, structure, and search capabilities of Internet search tools AltaVista and Yahoo. AltaVista provides relevance-ranked feedback on full-text searches. Yahoo indexes Web "citations" only but does organize information hierarchically into predefined categories. Yahoo has recently become a publicly held company and…

  19. Densidades de carga utilizadas para el transporte de bovinos destinados a matadero en Chile Stocking densities used to transport cattle to slaughter in Chile

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    C Gallo

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Se determinaron las densidades de carga empleadas en el transporte de 413 cargas (camionadas de bovinos, que comprendieron un total de 12.931 animales, recibidos en dos plantas faenadoras en Chile durante el año 2002, una en la X Región y la otra en la Región Metropolitana. Para las cargas recibidas en la planta de la X Región, las densidades de carga registradas fluctuaron entre 106 y 693 kg/m² (promedio 457 ± 6,6 kg/m² y en la Región Metropolitana fluctuaron entre 268 y 632 kg/m² (promedio 453 ± 9,7 kg/m². En ambas regiones se observó una tendencia a que las densidades de carga usadas en los vehículos de mayor tamaño (camiones simples y con carro fueran mayores; la mayoría de las cargas animales eran transportadas en este tipo de vehículo. Las densidades de carga encontradas para los viajes más largos no difirieron de aquellas usadas para los viajes cortos en el caso de la Región Metropolitana; sin embargo, en el caso de las cargas recibidas en la X Región se observó que en general los animales transportados por distancias más largas viajaron a densidades de carga mayores. En general, 32,4% de las 413 cargas revisadas, que correspondieron a 35,6% de todos los bovinos, sobrepasaron el límite de densidad de carga permitido por la legislación vigente (500 kg/m². Considerando que la literatura indica que el ganado bovino transportado a muy altas densidades, particularmente sobre 500 kg/m², sufre mayor estrés y produce inferior calidad de carne, especialmente en términos de mayor incidencia de contusiones, y que, además, en Chile las canales con contusiones que afectan el tejido muscular sufren una degradación en cuanto a la categoría de tipificación, reduciendo su valor económico, se recomienda, tanto desde el punto de vista de bienestar animal como de calidad de carne, al menos respetar el límite máximo de densidad de carga establecido para el transporte de ganado bovino en ChileThe stocking densities employed in

  20. Densidade de estocagem na engorda de camarão-branco cultivado em sistema de biofloco

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    Charles Fróes

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar a densidade de estocagem ideal para o cultivo de camarão-branco, em sistema de biofloco sem renovação de água. Foram realizados dois experimentos inteiramente casualizados, com três repetições para cada tratamento. No primeiro, juvenis de camarão-branco, com peso médio inicial de 1,23±0,09 g, foram cultivados a densidades de estocagem de 833, 1.250, 1.667, 2.083 e 2.500 camarões por m³. No segundo experimento, o peso médio inicial foi de 6,32±0,7 g, e as densidades foram de 566, 833, 1.111, 1.388 e 1.667 camarões por m³. Os melhores resultados de produtividade, com médias de 9,92 e 10,77 kg m-3, foram obtidos com 1.667 e 1.111 camarões por m³, respectivamente, no primeiro e segundo experimentos. O aumento da densidade de estocagem afeta o crescimento e a sobrevivência do camarão-branco em sistema de biofloco.

  1. Formas funcionales del potencial y la densidad electrónica para grafeno delta dopado

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    Francisco J. López-Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available Establecemos las bases para el estudio del efecto de una línea extendida de impurezas sobre una placa d e grafeno. Mediante el uso de análisis dimensional y la propuesta de una ecuación de Poisson bidimensional, obtenemos las formas funcionales del potencial y la densidad electrónica de este problema.

  2. HDL Cholesterol Efflux Capacity: Cardiovascular Risk Factor and Potential Therapeutic Target.

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    Bhatt, Anish; Rohatgi, Anand

    2016-01-01

    Low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels are associated with incident cardiovascular events; however, many therapies targeting increases in HDL-C have failed to show consistent clinical benefit. Thus, focus has recently shifted toward measuring high-density lipoprotein (HDL) function. HDL is the key mediator of reverse cholesterol transport, the process of cholesterol extraction from foam cells, and eventual excretion into the biliary system. Cholesterol efflux from peripheral macrophages to HDL particles has been associated with atherosclerosis in both animals and humans. We review the mechanism of cholesterol efflux and the emerging evidence on the association between cholesterol efflux capacity and cardiovascular disease in human studies. We also focus on the completed and ongoing trials of novel therapies targeting different aspects of HDL cholesterol efflux.

  3. Genetic variation in ABC transporter A1 contributes to HDL cholesterol in the general population

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    Frikke-Schmidt, Ruth; Nordestgaard, Børge G; Jensen, Gorm B

    2004-01-01

    Homozygosity for mutations in ABC transporter A1 (ABCA1) causes Tangier disease, a rare HDL-deficiency syndrome. Whether heterozygosity for genetic variation in ABCA1 also contributes to HDL cholesterol (HDL-C) levels in the general population is presently unclear. We determined whether mutations...... or single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in ABCA1 were overrepresented in individuals with the lowest 1% (n=95) or highest 1% (n=95) HDL-C levels in the general population by screening the core promoter and coding region of ABCA1. For all nonsynonymous SNPs identified, we determined the effect of genotype...... on lipid traits in 9,259 individuals from the general population. Heterozygosity for ABCA1 mutations was identified in 10% of individuals with low HDL-C only. Three of 6 nonsynonymous SNPs (V771M, V825I, and R1587K) were associated with increases or decreases in HDL-C in women in the general population...

  4. Avaliação da macroporosidade e da densidade de partículas do solo através da microtomografia de raios-x

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    A. Macedo

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available A Ciência do Solo procura compreender e modelar os fenômenos ocorridos no solo, principalmente na zona não saturada. Como o entendimento de muitos desses fenômenos exige determinações em escalas que permitam incorporar aos modelos a variabilidade de poros e agregados, desenvolveu-se, na Embrapa Instrumentação Agropecuária, um tomógrafo de raios-X, de resolução micrométrica, com o objetivo de se obterem imagens, de forma não-destrutiva, de amostras de solo, com resolução espacial igual ou inferior a 100 μm. Foi possível projetar e construir um equipamento, de alta resolução, com baixo custo, comparativamente aos equipamentos comerciais disponíveis, cujos preços são proibitivos para aplicações em solo. Obtiveram-se imagens de amostras de solos com estrutura deformada, compostos por agregados de 212 a 250 μm, nos quais foram identificados poros medindo 100 μm ou menos. Poros dessas dimensões foram visualizados, também, em tomografias de amostras compostas de grãos de areia de 1 mm e capilares de vidro com diâmetros internos de 100, 200 e 300 μm. Tomografias de amostras não deformadas de solos evidenciaram, além de poros de 200 a 800 μm, partículas de alta densidade não-detectáveis com a tomografia de resolução milimétrica.

  5. Caracterización de la composición y fluctuaciones en la densidad y diversidad de los ensambles planctónicos en cuatro humedales de Tarapacá

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    Esteban Quinan

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available La limnología de los humedales interiores en Tarapacá presenta ciclos productivos altamente dependientes de las lluvias estivales y las condiciones fisicoquímicas del medio. Entre 2013 y 2015 se estudiaron ensambles planctónicos de dos lagunas de evaporación y dos quebradas, durante dos temporadas productivas y dos vegetativas, junto con esto se observaron las condiciones fisicoquímicas asociadas. Los resultados mostraron que el fitoplancton en general estuvo dominado por diatomeas y solo en una quebrada por algas verdes, mientras que el zooplancton presentó composiciones muy distintas entre las lagunas y entre las quebradas, con importantes variaciones temporales. En lagunas las densidades altas de zooplancton asociaron positivamente con sólidos disueltos totales y su diversidad inversamente con la temperatura, por su parte la diversidad de fitoplancton mantuvo una relación inversa con la riqueza de zooplancton.

  6. The improvement of large High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) particle levels, and presumably HDL metabolism, depend on effects of low-carbohydrate diet and weight loss

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    Finelli, C.; Crispino, P.; Gioia, S.; La Sala, N.; D'amico, L.; La Grotta, M.; Miro, O.; Colarusso, D.

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    Depressed levels of atheroprotective large HDL particles are common in obesity and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Increases in large HDL particles are favourably associated with reduced CVD event risk and coronary plaque burden. The objective of the study is to compare the effectiveness of low-carbohydrate diets and weight loss for increasing blood levels of large HDL particles at 1 year. This study was performed by screening for body mass index (BMI) and metabolic syndrome in 160 consecutive subjects referred to our out-patient Metabolic Unit in South Italy. We administered dietary advice to four small groups rather than individually. A single team comprised of a dietitian and physician administered diet-specific advice to each group. Large HDL particles at baseline and 1 year were measured using two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. Dietary intake was assessed via 3-day diet records. Although 1-year weight loss did not differ between diet groups (mean 4.4 %), increases in large HDL particles paralleled the degree of carbohydrate restriction across the four diets (p<0.001 for trend). Regression analysis indicated that magnitude of carbohydrate restriction (percentage of calories as carbohydrate at 1 year) and weight loss were each independent predictors of 1-year increases in large HDL concentration. Changes in HDL cholesterol concentration were modestly correlated with changes in large HDL particle concentration (r=0.47, p=.001). In conclusion, reduction of excess dietary carbohydrate and body weight improved large HDL levels. Comparison trials with cardiovascular outcomes are needed to more fully evaluate these findings. PMID:27103896

  7. The improvement of large High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) particle levels, and presumably HDL metabolism, depend on effects of low-carbohydrate diet and weight loss.

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    Finelli, C; Crispino, P; Gioia, S; La Sala, N; D'amico, L; La Grotta, M; Miro, O; Colarusso, D

    2016-01-01

    Depressed levels of atheroprotective large HDL particles are common in obesity and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Increases in large HDL particles are favourably associated with reduced CVD event risk and coronary plaque burden. The objective of the study is to compare the effectiveness of low-carbohydrate diets and weight loss for increasing blood levels of large HDL particles at 1 year. This study was performed by screening for body mass index (BMI) and metabolic syndrome in 160 consecutive subjects referred to our out-patient Metabolic Unit in South Italy. We administered dietary advice to four small groups rather than individually. A single team comprised of a dietitian and physician administered diet-specific advice to each group. Large HDL particles at baseline and 1 year were measured using two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. Dietary intake was assessed via 3-day diet records. Although 1-year weight loss did not differ between diet groups (mean 4.4 %), increases in large HDL particles paralleled the degree of carbohydrate restriction across the four diets (p<0.001 for trend). Regression analysis indicated that magnitude of carbohydrate restriction (percentage of calories as carbohydrate at 1 year) and weight loss were each independent predictors of 1-year increases in large HDL concentration. Changes in HDL cholesterol concentration were modestly correlated with changes in large HDL particle concentration (r=0.47, p=.001). In conclusion, reduction of excess dietary carbohydrate and body weight improved large HDL levels. Comparison trials with cardiovascular outcomes are needed to more fully evaluate these findings.

  8. Notes about Alta Vista in Chalchihuites, Zacatecas

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    Montero García, Ismael Arturo

    2016-11-01

    The Tropic of Cancer is a parallel located at the latitude of 23°26'16''. This imaginary line extends across northern Mexico from the southernmost point of the Baja California Peninsula, to the Gulf of Mexico, passing through the states of Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, Durango, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosí, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas. The Tropic of Cancer marks the northernmost position of the sun at its midday zenith, which takes place in the Summer solstice. On this day, the sun's rays hit the earth's surface vertically along the entire length of this latitude, which was supposed to be significant for the priest/astronomers of ancient times, who dedicated themselves to observing the apparent movements of the sun. It so happens that Alta Vista in Zacatecas, corresponds to the westernmost peak where this phenomenon can occur, although the date of the zenith's course differs depending on the latitude of each position and so various archaeoastronomical specialists stress how the ancient indigenous cultures, at least those dating from Mexico's Classical period, valued this finding in developing their calendars. On the other hand, the research contributes new elements for discussion because it presents a calendar of the horizon, based on of the highest peaks of the Sierra Prieta mountain range ranging from the archaeological sites of El Chapín, Cerro Pedregoso, to the excavations at El Picacho Pelón (peak El Pelón).

  9. Reconfiguración del territorio y política territorial: Dispersión y baja densidad en las áreas de crecimiento reciente de la ciudad de Tandil, provincia de Buenos Aires

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    Licia Ríos

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available En el marco del fenómeno de urbanización creciente, se verifican cambios en la configuración territorial que dan cuenta de la emergencia de procesos de expansión urbana dispersos en coexistencia con las tradicionales formas de gradiente por periferización del modelo de ciudad compacta. Tanto en la reestructuración territorial de las áreas metropolitanas como de las ciudades de menor rango, se manifiestan cambios específicos caracterizados por dinámicas demográficas y económicas intensas, en correspondencia con significativas transformaciones de los entornos periurbanos y rurales. El estudio del crecimiento urbano en la ciudad de Tandil busca explicar las relaciones entre las reconfiguraciones ocurridas en las áreas de crecimiento urbano reciente, y la planificación y gestión territorial. La tesis que subyace es que la política territorial favoreció las tendencias de expansión urbana dispersas y de baja densidad, en articulación con las dinámicas del mercado de suelos rururbanos y nuevas demandas socioculturales. La política territorial ha tenido una alta capacidad de incidencia en la configuración del territorio a partir del reconocimiento de nuevas tendencias, fundamentalmente las asociadas al crecimiento extensivo, disperso y de baja densidad, porque sus acciones y decisiones validan los nuevos modelos.

  10. Impacto da intensificação da densidade de plantio na rentabilidade em duas cultivares de macieira em Fraiburgo-SC Economic analysis of investment in the agribusiness of the apples in Fraiburgo, state of Santa Catarina

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    Carlos Leomar Kreuz

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    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa as expectativas de retorno associadas ao agronegócio da maçã, com base em pomares existentes na região de Fraiburgo-SC. Detalham-se os custos de produção das cultivares Gala e Fuji implantadas em sistemas de alta e superalta densidade. Os resultados indicam ser apenas mediana a rentabilidade do agronegócio em análise. A intensificação tecnológica via ampliação da densidade de plantio, propicia um incremento na rentabilidade. O mesmo pode ser dito da cultivar Fuji em relação à cultivar Gala.The present article aims at analyzing the production costs, profitability and risks involved in the apple agro-business concerning two varieties grown in Fraiburgo, Brazil: Gala and Fuji. Production costs, profitability and risks involved in this activity are described based on two plant densities. The methodology, based on the discounted cash flow, generated return and risk indicators. These indicators show medium profitability associated with this agro-business. Nevertheless use of technology, measured by plant density, improves profitability, as well as to change cultivar Gala by Fuji.

  11. Rare variant in scavenger receptor BI raises HDL cholesterol and increases risk of coronary heart disease

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    Zanoni, Paolo; Khetarpal, Sumeet A.; Larach, Daniel B.; Hancock-Cerutti, William F.; Millar, John S.; Cuchel, Marina; DerOhannessian, Stephanie; Kontush, Anatol; Surendran, Praveen; Saleheen, Danish; Trompet, Stella; Jukema, J. Wouter; De Craen, Anton; Deloukas, Panos; Sattar, Naveed; Ford, Ian; Packard, Chris; Majumder, Abdullah al Shafi; Alam, Dewan S.; Di Angelantonio, Emanuele; Abecasis, Goncalo; Chowdhury, Rajiv; Erdmann, Jeanette; Nordestgaard, Børge G.; Nielsen, Sune F.; Tybjærg-Hansen, Anne; Schmidt, Ruth Frikke; Kuulasmaa, Kari; Liu, Dajiang J.; Perola, Markus; Blankenberg, Stefan; Salomaa, Veikko; Männistö, Satu; Amouyel, Philippe; Arveiler, Dominique; Ferrieres, Jean; Müller-Nurasyid, Martina; Ferrario, Marco; Kee, Frank; Willer, Cristen J.; Samani, Nilesh; Schunkert, Heribert; Butterworth, Adam S.; Howson, Joanna M. M.; Peloso, Gina M.; Stitziel, Nathan O.; Danesh, John; Kathiresan, Sekar; Rader, Daniel J.

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    Scavenger receptor BI (SR-BI) is the major receptor for high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (HDL-C). In humans, high amounts of HDL-C in plasma are associated with a lower risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). Mice that have depleted Scarb1 (SR-BI knockout mice) have markedly elevated HDL-C levels but, paradoxically, increased atherosclerosis. The impact of SR-BI on HDL metabolism and CHD risk in humans remains unclear. Through targeted sequencing of coding regions of lipid-modifying genes in 328 individuals with extremely high plasma HDL-C levels, we identified a homozygote for a loss-of-function variant, in which leucine replaces proline 376 (P376L), in SCARB1, the gene encoding SR-BI. The P376L variant impairs posttranslational processing of SR-BI and abrogates selective HDL cholesterol uptake in transfected cells, in hepatocyte-like cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells from the homozygous subject, and in mice. Large population-based studies revealed that subjects who are heterozygous carriers of the P376L variant have significantly increased levels of plasma HDL-C. P376L carriers have a profound HDL-related phenotype and an increased risk of CHD (odds ratio = 1.79, which is statistically significant). PMID:26965621

  12. Research of correlation between LDL-C/HDL-C and TG/HDL-C ratio and severity of coronary heart disease%LDL-C/HDL-C及TG/HDL-C比值与冠状动脉病变程度的相关性研究

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    丁超; 小平; 李荣成

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨LDL-C/HDL-C及TG/HDL-C比值与冠心病病变程度之间的相关性。方法分析169例冠脉造影检查确诊的冠心病患者( CHD组)及103例冠脉造影结果阴性者(对照组) LDL-C/HDL-C及TG/HDL-C比值与冠心病及其病变程度的关系。结果冠心病组患者LDL-C/HDL-C比值及TG/HDL-C比值水平及异常率均明显高于对照组,相关分析显示:LDL-C/HDL-C及TG/HDL-C比值与冠心病及其病变程度均呈正相关,而前者预测意义更大。结论 LDL-C/HDL-C及TG/HDL-C比值可作为预测CHD的指标,且LDL-C/HDL-C比值水平与CHD相关性更强。%Objective To explore the correlation between LDL-C/HDL-C and TG/HDL-C ratio and severity of coronary heart dis-ease.Methods LDL-C/HDL-C and TG/HDL-C ratio was analysed in 272 geriatric cases that underwent coronary angiography, who were positive in 169 geriatric patients(CHD group),and negative in 103 cases(normal control group).Results Both LDL-C/HDL-C and TG/HDL-C ratio and its abnormal rate were significantly higher in patients with CHD than those in the normal control group(P<0.05).Correla-tion analysis and multivariate regression analysis revealed that the ratio had significant positive correlation with coronary heart disease and its severity.Conclusion LDL-C/HDL-C and TG/HDL-C ratio is a good predictive index for CHD.Compared to TG/HDL-C ratio,LDL-C/HDL-C ratio reveals stronger correlation with CHD.

  13. 6-mo aerobic exercise intervention enhances the lipid peroxide transport function of HDL.

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    Tiainen, Sanna; Luoto, Riitta; Ahotupa, Markku; Raitanen, Jani; Vasankari, Tommi

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    During acute exercise, the concentration of oxidized high-density lipoprotein (HDL) lipids (ox-HDL) is reported to increase suggesting that HDL may function in decreasing the concentration of oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL) lipids. However, the effect of exercise intervention on the lipid peroxide transport function of HDL is unknown. A randomized controlled trial with sedentary women (N = 161), aged 43-63, with no current use of hormone therapy, were randomized into a 6-month (mo) exercise group and a control group. During the 6-mo intervention, the concentration of ox-HDL increased in the exercise group by 5% and decreased in the control group by 2% (p = .003). Also, the ratio of ox-HDL to HDL-cholesterol increased by 5% in the exercise group and decreased by 1.5% in the control group (p = .036). The concentrations of cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) and adiponectin did not change during the intervention. The concentration of serum triglycerides trended to decrease by 6% in the intervention group (p = .051). We found that the concentration of ox-HDL increased during the 6-mo aerobic exercise intervention, but the increase was not related to changes in the levels of CETP or adiponectin. These results, together with earlier studies, suggest that HDL has an active role in the reverse transport of lipid peroxides.

  14. Advances in the Study of the Antiatherogenic Function and Novel Therapies for HDL

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    Peiqiu Cao

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The hypothesis that raising high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C levels could improve the risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD is facing challenges. There is multitudinous clear clinical evidence that the latest failures of HDL-C-raising drugs show no clear association with risks for CVD. At the genetic level, recent research indicates that steady-state HDL-C concentrations may provide limited information regarding the potential antiatherogenic functions of HDL. It is evident that the newer strategies may replace therapeutic approaches to simply raise plasma HDL-C levels. There is an urgent need to identify an efficient biomarker that accurately predicts the increased risk of atherosclerosis (AS in patients and that may be used for exploring newer therapeutic targets. Studies from recent decades show that the composition, structure and function of circulating HDL are closely associated with high cardiovascular risk. A vast amount of data demonstrates that the most important mechanism through which HDL antagonizes AS involves the reverse cholesterol transport (RCT process. Clinical trials of drugs that specifically target HDL have so far proven disappointing, so it is necessary to carry out review on the HDL therapeutics.

  15. Automatic Circuit Extractor for HDL Description Using Program Slicing

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    Tun Li; Yang Guo; Si-Kun Li

    2004-01-01

    Design extraction and reduction have been extensively used in modern VLSI design process. The extracted and reduced design can be efficiently processed by various applications, such as formal verification,simulation, automatic test pattern generation (ATPG), etc. This paper presents a new circuit extraction method using program slicing technique, and develops an elegant theoretical basis based on program slicing for circuit extraction from Verilog description. The technique can obtain a chaining slice for given signals of interest. Compared with related researches, the main advantages of the method include that it is fine grain; it has no hardware description language (HDL) coding style limitation; it is precise and is capable of dealing with various Verilog constructions. The technique has been integrated with a commercial simulation environment and incorporated into a design process. The results of practical designs show the significant benefits of the approach.

  16. Comportamento de cultivares de cafeeiro em diferentes densidades de plantio The behavior of coffee cultivars under different plant densities

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    Edison Martins Paulo

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se em Adamantina, na Região da Alta Paulista, em São Paulo, entre maio de 1995 e junho de 2000, o crescimento e quatro produções de cafeeiros das cultivares de porte baixo Catuaí Amarelo IAC 47 e Obatã IAC 1669-20 de Coffea arabica L., submetidas às densidades de plantio de 2.500, 5.000, 7.519 e 10.000 plantas ha-1, com uma planta por cova. Estudou-se também a população de 2.500 plantas.ha-1 em covas com duas plantas com 2,0 m de distância na linha de plantio. Adotou-se o delineamento estatístico de blocos ao acaso com três repetições, com parcelas subdivididas, onde as parcelas foram as populações e as subparcelas, as cultivares. Os resultados permitiram inferir que, no período estudado, o aumento da densidade influenciou positivamente a altura e negativamente o diâmetro do caule e da base da copa dos cafeeiros, mas não a altura da inserção do primeiro ramo plagiotrópico a partir do nível do solo. O aumento da população de cafeeiros acarretou menor produção de café beneficiado por planta, mas concorreu para o aumento da produtividade no período de 1997 a 2000. O plantio de duas mudas de café por cova acarretou também diminuição do diâmetro do caule e da produção individual dos cafeeiros. Observou-se na cultivar Catuaí Amarelo IAC 47 maior diâmetro da base da copa e maior crescimento em altura, enquanto a cv. Obatã IAC 1669-20 evidenciou seu maior diâmetro do caule. As cultivares Catuaí Amarelo IAC 47 e Obatã IAC 1669-20 não diferiram entre si quanto à produção individual e à produtividade de café beneficiado no quadriênio (1997-2000.This experiment was developed at Adamantina, west region of the State of São Paulo, Brazil, during May of 1995 to June of 2000. The plant growth and productivity of two coffee cultivars Catuaí Amarelo IAC 47 and Obatã IAC 1669-20, were evaluated considering to plant densities of 2.500, 5.000, 7.519 and 10.000 plants ha-1. The density of 2500 also was

  17. Efecto de diámetro de esfera y densidad celular en la producción de etanol con levadura inmovilizada en alginato

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    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Effect of pellet diameter and cell density on ethanol production with alginate immobilized yeast Título corto: Producción de etanol con levadura inmovilizada ResumenLas células inmovilizadas tienen aplicación potencial en la producción de biocombustibles posibilitando la reutilización de biomasa, el empleo de diversas configuraciones de reactores y sistemas de cultivo, el manejo de altas densidades celulares alcanzando altas productividades volumétricas, y la simplificación de operaciones de procesamiento de salida. El objetivo del presente estudio fue evaluar la influencia del diámetro de las perlas y la densidad celular en la producción de etanol con Saccharomyces uvarum inmovilizada en alginato al 2% (p/v. Para ello se evaluaron tres diámetros de perlas de 2, 2,5 y 3 mm. Las células inmovilizadas fueron cultivadas en medio con 12% (p/v de glucosa en biorreactores de columna sin agitación a 28 ºC, y se operaron cuatro lotes consecutivos de 48 horas cada uno. En cada lote se cuantificó el consumo de glucosa y se determinó la cantidad de etanol producido. Los rendimientos máximos de etanol para las esferas de 2, 2,5 y 3 mm de diámetro fueron 81, 83 y 97% del rendimiento teórico. La máxima productividad volumétrica de etanol fue 1,2 g/L-1/h-1 con un consumo de glucosa de 99,8% al término del lote, correspondiente a las columnas con perlas de 3 mm y con una producción de 0,017 g de etanol por esfera. La producción de etanol acumulada en cada sistema fue 178, 189 y 200 g/L-1 para 2, 2,5 y 3 mm respectivamente, encontrándose una relación directa con el diámetro de perla e inversa respecto a la densidad celular. Los rendimientos de etanol obtenidos son superiores a los reportados para la misma especie. Palabras clave: inmovilización, alginato, Saccharomyces uvarum, etanol, lote repetido.AbstractImmobilized cells have a potential use in biofuel production. They also allow re-using biomass, using diverse reactor

  18. F2-Isoprostanes in HDL are bound to neutral lipids and phospholipids.

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    Proudfoot, Julie M; Barden, Anne E; Croft, Kevin D; Galano, Jean-Marie; Durand, Thierry; Bultel-Poncé, Valérie; Giera, Martin; Mori, Trevor A

    2016-12-01

    Low HDL cholesterol (HDL-C) is a risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD). However, interventions that raise HDL-C have failed to reduce cardiovascular events. We previously reported that HDL is the main carrier of plasma F2-isoprostanes (F2-IsoPs) that are markers of oxidative stress formed upon oxidation of arachidonic acid. F2-IsoPs are predominantly associated with phospholipids. However, there is evidence that F2-IsoPs in the liver of rats treated with carbon tetrachloride associate with the neutral lipids. To date it is not known whether F2-IsoPs are found in the neutral lipids in HDL in humans. Possible candidate neutral lipids include cholesteryl esters, triglycerides, diglycerides, and monoglycerides. This study aimed to identify the lipid classes within native and oxidized HDL that contain F2-IsoPs. We showed that F2-IsoPs in HDL are bound to neutral lipids as well as phospholipids. HDL-3 contained the highest concentration of F2-IsoPs in all lipid classes before and after in vitro oxidation. Using targeted LC/MS and high resolution MS, we were unable to provide conclusive evidence for the presence of the synthesized standards 15(R)-15-F2t-isoP cholesterol and 1-ent-15(RS)-15-F2t-isoprostanoyl-sn-glycerol in the neutral lipids of HDL. Our findings show that oxidized lipids such as F2-IsoPs are found in the core and surface of HDL. However, the exact molecular species remain to be definitively characterized. Future studies are required to determine whether the presence of F2-IsoPs in neutral lipids alters HDL function.

  19. The Alta schist, North Norway: unique rock with unique history

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    Heldal, Tom; Aasly, Kari; Meyer, Gurli

    2015-04-01

    Near the small town of Alta, northernmost Norway, are more than thousand small and large schist quarries, some of them dating back to the 1850's. It was the need for roofing material on a local church and a hospital that triggered the production. Since then, the Alta schist has been widely applied in Norway and abroad, known for its quality for roofing material and hard floor covering. The quality lies in the processes behind the formation of the schist. Emplacement of thrust nappes during the Caledonian mountain chain formation in the Silurian caused deformation and metamorphism of the rocks. The Alta schist is situated in one such nappe sheet, where arkosic sandstone where flattened and transformed into mylonite. This made fine mica layers along which the rock can be split, rythmically spaced and separated by quartz-dominated bands. The production of the Alta schist is still characterized by old craft traditions, reflecting a rich history and culture around the schist production.

  20. Alta Capital venitab Kruudale tasumisega / Sten-Aleks Pihlak

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    Pihlak, Sten-Aleks

    2008-01-01

    Alta Capital Partnersid pole veel maksnud Oliver Kruudale 2007. aasta septembris müüdud Tere ja Kalevi eest. Vt. samas: Rahasaamise venimine on lükanud Kalevi viimastel kuudel laenurallile. Kommenteerib Aivar Häelm

  1. Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies of HDL cholesterol response to statins

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    Postmus, Iris; Warren, Helen R; Trompet, Stella

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND: In addition to lowering low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), statin therapy also raises high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels. Inter-individual variation in HDL-C response to statins may be partially explained by genetic variation. METHODS AND RESULTS: We perform...

  2. The HDL hypothesis : does high-density lipoprotein protect from atherosclerosis?

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    Vergeer, Menno; Holleboom, Adriaan G; Kastelein, John J P; Kuivenhoven, Jan Albert

    2010-01-01

    There is unequivocal evidence of an inverse association between plasma high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol concentrations and the risk of cardiovascular disease, a finding that has led to the hypothesis that HDL protects from atherosclerosis. This review details the experimental evidence for

  3. eNOS Activation by HDL Is Impaired in Genetic CETP Deficiency

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    Gomaraschi, Monica; Ossoli, Alice; Pozzi, Silvia; Nilsson, Peter; Cefalu, Angelo B.; Averna, Maurizio; Kuivenhoven, Jan Albert; Hovingh, G. Kees; Veglia, Fabrizio; Franceschini, Guido; Calabresi, Laura

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    Mutations in the CETP gene resulting in defective CETP activity have been shown to cause remarkable elevations of plasma HDL-C levels, with the accumulation in plasma of large, buoyant HDL particles enriched in apolipoprotein E. Genetic CETP deficiency thus represents a unique tool to evaluate how s

  4. Endothelium-protective sphingosine-1-phosphate provided by HDL-associated apolipoprotein M

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    Christoffersen, Christina; Obinata, Hideru; Kumaraswamy, Sunil B

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    Protection of the endothelium is provided by circulating sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), which maintains vascular integrity. We show that HDL-associated S1P is bound specifically to both human and murine apolipoprotein M (apoM). Thus, isolated human ApoM(+) HDL contained S1P, whereas ApoM(-) HDL did...... not. Moreover, HDL in Apom(-/-) mice contains no S1P, whereas HDL in transgenic mice overexpressing human apoM has an increased S1P content. The 1.7-Å structure of the S1P-human apoM complex reveals that S1P interacts specifically with an amphiphilic pocket in the lipocalin fold of apoM. Human ApoM......(+) HDL induced S1P(1) receptor internalization, downstream MAPK and Akt activation, endothelial cell migration, and formation of endothelial adherens junctions, whereas apoM(-) HDL did not. Importantly, lack of S1P in the HDL fraction of Apom(-/-) mice decreased basal endothelial barrier function in lung...

  5. Trans Fatty Acids, HDL-cholesterol, and Cardiovascular Disease. Effects of Dietary Changes on Vascular Reactivity

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    Roos, de N.M.; Schouten, E.G.; Katan, M.B.

    2003-01-01

    A high consumption of trans fatty acids increases the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). We investigeted whether this increase in risk was due to the decrease in serum HDL-cholesterol by trans fatty acids, because low concentrations of serum HDL-cholesterol also increase risk of CVD. Flow-mediate

  6. Skin autofluorescence is inversely related to HDL anti-oxidative capacity in type 2 diabetes mellitus

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    Mulder, Douwe J.; de Boer, Jan Freark; Graaff, Reindert; de Vries, Rindert; Annema, Wijtske; Lefrandt, Joop D.; Smit, Andries J.; Tietge, Uwe J. F.; Dullaart, Robin P. F.

    2011-01-01

    Objective: High density lipoprotein (HDL) particles protect apolipoprotein B-containing lipoproteins from oxidative modification. An impaired anti-oxidative functionality of HDL in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) may contribute to enhanced formation of oxidative stress products, such as Advanced Gly

  7. HDL cholesterol levels are an important factor for determining the lifespan of erythrocytes

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    Meurs, I.; Hoekstra, M; van Wanrooij, EJA; Hildebrand, RB; Kuiper, J; Kuipers, F; Hardeman, MR; Van Berkel, TJC; Van Eck, M

    2005-01-01

    Objective. Scavenger receptor class B, type I (SR-BI) is a multifunctional receptor that promotes the selective uptake of cholesteryl esters from high-density lipoprotein (HDL). Disruption of SR-BI in mice results in a dramatic increase in HDL cholesterol. Interestingly, mice lacking SR-BI also deve

  8. Increased oxidative stress in scavenger receptor BI knockout mice with dysfunctional HDL

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    Van Eck, Miranda; Hoekstra, Menno; Hildebrand, Reeni B.; Yaong, Yuemang; Stengel, Dominique; Kruijt, J. Kar; Sattler, Wolfgang; Tietge, Uwe J. F.; Ninio, Ewa; Van Berkel, Theo J. C.; Pratico, Domenico

    2007-01-01

    Objective-In the current study the effect of disruption of SR-BI, a prominent regulator of HDL metabolism, on the activity of the HDL-associated antioxidant enzymes PON1 and PAF-AH as well as in vivo oxidative stress were investigated. Methods and Results-SR-BI deficiency resulted in 1.4-fold (P Con

  9. 升高高密度脂蛋白胆固醇(HDL-C)面临的挑战——升HDL-C药物的不同机制和HDL-C升高的疗效评价

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    曲鹏; 王虹艳

    2008-01-01

    高密度脂蛋白胆固醇(HDL-C)水平与发生冠心病的危险性呈负相关。HDL通过促进胆固醇逆转运、改善内皮功能、抗氧化、抗炎和抗血栓而发挥心血管保护作用。HDL已成为冠心病防治工作的新靶点,生活方式和调脂药物的干预能升高HDL-C,然而HDL的功能比HDL-C血浆水平更重要,多项以HDL为靶点新的治疗措施正在研究中,临床上如何评价HDL-C升高的疗效价值及升高HDL-C的药物和策略有着重要意义。进一步研究HDL的结构、代谢和功能能够深入了解脂质代谢过程和动脉粥样硬化发生机制,使干预HDL成为动脉粥样硬化防治新的目标。

  10. A disposable electrochemical sensor based on protein G for High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) detection.

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    Chammem, H; Hafaid, I; Bohli, N; Garcia, A; Meilhac, O; Abdelghani, A; Mora, L

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    In this work, two biosensors were developed for the detection of High-Density Lipoproteins (HDL) particles, which are biomarkers inversely correlated with cardiovascular risk and which represent therapeutic targets for atherosclerosis. The electrochemical properties of the grafted antibody on interdigitated gold electrode were achieved by Impedance Spectroscopy (IS). The used deposition method was based on oriented antibody Anti-ApoA1 with an intermediate thin layer of protein G. The developed biosensor was able to detect both native plasma HDL and reconstituted HDL (rHDL) particles respectively with the detection limit of 50n g/mL and 1 ng/mL, respectively. Dynamic contact angle and atomic force microscopy were used. The developed biosensors are able to differentiate the HDL particles according to their differences in size and interactions with the immobilized antibody.

  11. Experimentos de campo em comportamento prosocial: sexo, densidade e grupo cultural

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    Ronaldo Pilati

    Full Text Available A civilidade é um comportamento prosocial³ regulado por normas sociais tácitas. No entanto, poucos estudos dedicaram-se aos fatores determinantes da civilidade em contextos urbanos. O objetivo deste trabalho foi testar a influência do sexo, da densidade de transeuntes e da categorização social sobre a civilidade. Foram realizados três experimentos de campo que emularam situações sociais corriqueiras. Os resultados indicaram frequência de ajuda geral superior a 65%. O Estudo 1 indicou a influência do sexo do experimentador e da densidade de transeuntes sobre a civilidade. Os estudos 2 e 3 não forneceram evidências para a hipótese de um favoritismo endogrupo, tal como previsto por teorias de identidade social. Discutem-se as implicações teóricas e práticas desses resultados para a civilidade.

  12. A densidade e a evolução do densímetro

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    Oliveira,Bruno de Moura; Melo Filho,João Massena; Afonso,Júlio Carlos

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    Este trabalho passa em revista o conceito de densidade e descreve o densímetro, instrumento destinado a medir a densidade de líquidos puros ou soluções sem o auxílio de uma balança. A concepção do densímetro se baseia no princípio de Arquimedes (flutuabilidade). O emprego desse instrumento ganhou impulso a partir do século XVII. Duas versões foram propostas: os de volume constante e os de peso constante. O formato básico praticamente não mudou em mais de 250 anos. A evolução mais perceptível ...

  13. Isomer-specific effects of conjugated linoleic acid on HDL functionality associated with reverse cholesterol transport.

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    Nicod, Nathalie; Parker, Robert S; Giordano, Elena; Maestro, Virginia; Davalos, Alberto; Visioli, Francesco

    2015-02-01

    High-density lipoproteins (HDLs) are atheroprotective because of their role in reverse cholesterol transport. The intestine is involved in this process because it synthesizes HDL, removes cholesterol from plasma and excretes it into the lumen. We investigated the role of selected dietary fatty acids on intestinal cholesterol uptake and HDL functionality. Caco-2 monolayers grown on Transwells were supplemented with either palmitic, palmitoleic, oleic, linoleic, docosahexaenoic, eicosapentaenoic, arachidonic or conjugated linoleic acids (CLAs): c9,t11-CLA; t9,t11-CLA; c10,t12-CLA. Cells synthesized HDL in the basolateral compartment for 24 h in the absence or presence of an antibody to SR-BI (aSR-BI), which inhibits its interaction with HDL. Free cholesterol (FC) accumulated to a greater extent in the presence than in the absence of aSR-BI, indicating net uptake of FC by SR-BI. Uptake's efficiency was significantly decreased when cells were treated with c9,t11-CLA relative to the other fatty acids. These differences were associated with lower HDL functionality, since neither SR-BI protein expression nor expression and alternative splicing of other genes involved lipid metabolism were affected. Only INSIG2 expression was decreased, with no increase of its target genes. Increasing pre-β-HDL synthesis, by inducing ABCA1 and adding APOA1, resulted in reduced uptake of FC by SR-BI after c9,t11-CLA treatment, indicating reduced functionality of pre-β-HDL. Conversely, treatment with c9,t11-CLA resulted in a greater uptake of FC and esterified cholesterol from mature HDL. Therefore, Caco-2 monolayers administered c9,t11-CLA produced a nonfunctional pre-β-HDL but took up cholesterol more efficiently via SR-BI from mature HDL.

  14. Comportamento de poedeiras criadas a diferentes densidades e tamanhos de grupo em ambiente enriquecido

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    Danilo Florentino Pereira

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar diferenças comportamentais entre poedeiras criadas sob diferentes densidades e tamanhos de grupo, em condições de ambiente enriquecido. Foram utilizadas poedeiras Isa Brown com idade entre 30 e 32 semanas alojadas em galpões de escala reduzida e distorcida. As aves foram criadas durante 28 dias, em baias com cama de maravalha, poleiro e ninho. Foram avaliados dois tamanhos de grupos (6 e 12 aves e duas densidades de criação (774 e 1.440 cm² por ave, em arranjo fatorial com três repetições. Em amostras de vídeo de 15 min, foram registrados as frequências e os tempos de expressão dos comportamentos: arrumar penas, banho de areia, bater asas, beber água, bicar, coçar a cabeça, ciscar, comer, empoleirar, esticar perna, perseguir, sentar e visitar o ninho. Foram observados efeitos significativos dos tratamentos e da interação entre eles. O grupo de seis aves manifestou aumento da frequência de comportamentos que indicam maior frustração das aves, independentemente da densidade. O tamanho de grupo é o fator mais importante para o bem-estar das aves.

  15. COMPARISION OF BODY MASS INDEX (BMI WITH HIGH DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN (HDL LEVELS IN OBESE PEOPLE

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    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available NTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in industrialized nations. Serum lipid concentrations are related to cardiovascular disease risk and one notable association is a statistically significant inverse correlation between HDL-cholesterol concentrations and the probability of developing coronary artery disease. A major related cardiovascular disease risk factor is obesity. Excess body weight is closely linked to low serum HDL-cholesterol concentrations. The general assumption now is that excessive body weight is associated with enlarged adipose tissue deposits, visceral adipose tissue in particular, which in turn are accompanied by elevated serum triacylglycerol concentrations. A well-studied inverse association exists between serum triacylglycerol and HDL-cholesterol concentrations and this may explain the observed low serum HDL-cholesterol concentrations in obesity. This study is done to confirm the above fact. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The subjects for the study were 100 males in the age group of 21 to 40 years. The subjects taken as obese were 50 and those taken as controls were 50. Obesity was taken into account according to the Body Mass Index. RESULTS: Paired T test is done. Results show that 34/50 subjects with BMI 40mg/dl. 40/50 obese patients with BMI >25kg/m2 show HDL levels of <40mg/dl. Significant P value is seen. The study shows that BMI is inversely related to HDL cholesterol levels. DISCUSSION: High HDL cholesterol, above 60 mg/dl is associated with low risk of coronary heart disease. HDL cholesterol below 40 mg/dL is considered too low and appears to be an independent risk factor for coronary artery disease. Low HDL cholesterol is one of the most common phenotypes seen in persons with premature heart disease. Obesity is associated with low HDL cholesterol levels and high triglyceride levels. A negative correlation exists between HDL cholesterol and body-mass index (BMI, meaning that HDL

  16. Carriles para alta velocidad. Comportamiento en fatiga

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    Duart, J. M.

    2005-02-01

    -aire inducido. Los ensayos de fatiga de los carriles soldados se llevan a cabo por flexión en cuatro puntos en concordancia con la norma europea. El método Locati, descrito en esta nota, está basado en la Ley de Miner de daño acumulado y en las curvas de Wohler del material ensayado. Permite calcular, con precisión suficiente, las tensiones límites de fatiga al 50%. Así, los valores obtenidos, en ensayos a dos millones de ciclos, para carriles sin soldar (Sf = 353 MPa, carriles soldados con precalentamiento de oxipropano (Sf = 225 MPa y carriles soldados con precalentamiento de propano-aire inducido (Sf = 210 MPa son muy similares y aceptables a los estipulados por los métodos de determinación del límite de fatiga según norma europea. Debido a la comodidad, rapidez y bajo coste del método Locati resulta, en nuestra opinión, muy adecuado para el control de calidad de los procesos de soldadura aluminotérmica en vigor, de carriles de alta resistencia.

  17. Metodologia para estudo do volume e densidade absoluta da placenta humana de termo

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    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: comparar duas metodologias para o cálculo do volume placentário em gestações normais de termo: a do princípio de Arquimedes e a do volume do cilindro, para estimar a densidade absoluta da placenta. Definir a metodologia mais adequada para o cálculo do volume e densidade placentários, que se relacione com o peso e classificação do recém-nascido. MÉTODOS: foram estudadas 50 placentas provenientes de gestações de termo sem complicações e calculados o volume e a densidade absoluta placentários: a pelo princípio de Arquimedes e b na suposição de que a placenta seria uma secção de cilindro com duas alturas diferentes do bolo placentário: com a altura média e com a altura da média aritmética do centro e extremidades. As densidades absolutas placentárias foram calculadas pelo quociente entre o peso ao ar da placenta e os diferentes volumes. RESULTADOS: a maioria das gestantes eram multíparas, idade média de 25,4 anos, volume placentário médio entre 547,8 e 610 cmsuperscript three e densidade média entre 0,94 e 1,14 g/cmsuperscript three, dependendo da metodologia empregada. CONCLUSÕES: a metodologia mais adequada para estimar o volume placentário no termo foi a do princípio de Arquimedes, pela melhor correlação com o peso dos recém-nascidos, o índice placentário e a classificação do peso dos recém-nascidos em relação à idade gestacional.

  18. Coenzyme O*U1*UO, Alpha-Tocopherol and Free Cholesterol in HDL and LDL Fractions

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    Johansen, Kurt; Theorell, Henning; Karlsson, Jan;

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    Farmakologi, Alpha-tocopherol, Coenzyme Q*U1*U0, free cholesterol, LDL, Antioxidants, Lipoproteins, HDL......Farmakologi, Alpha-tocopherol, Coenzyme Q*U1*U0, free cholesterol, LDL, Antioxidants, Lipoproteins, HDL...

  19. Beneficial Effect of Higher Dietary Fiber Intake on Plasma HDL-C and TC/HDL-C Ratio among Chinese Rural-to-Urban Migrant Workers.

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    Zhou, Quan; Wu, Jiang; Tang, Jie; Wang, Jia-Ji; Lu, Chu-Hong; Wang, Pei-Xi

    2015-04-29

    Research has shown that high-dose supplemental dietary fiber intake has beneficial effects on cardiovascular risk factors. To clarify such a relationship, we examined the association between daily dietary fiber intake and plasma lipids using a cross-sectional design including 1034 (M 502, F 532) rural-to-urban workers in China. We found a dose-response relationship between increased dietary fiber intakes and increase of HDL cholesterol in male workers. There was also a dose-response relationship between increased dietary fiber intake and decreased total cholesterol to HDL cholesterol (TC/HDL-C) ratio in both male and female workers, after adjusting for potential confounders (p for trend, all p dietary fiber intake increased from less than 18 g/day to over 30 g/day, the average HDL cholesterol level increased by 10.1%, and the TC/HDL-C ratio decreased by 14.4% for males (p = 0.020) and by 11.1% for females (p = 0.048). In conclusion, higher daily dietary fiber consumption is associated with beneficial effect on cholesterol for rural-to-urban workers in China, suggesting its potential beneficial effect on decreasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

  20. Beneficial Effect of Higher Dietary Fiber Intake on Plasma HDL-C and TC/HDL-C Ratio among Chinese Rural-to-Urban Migrant Workers

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    Quan Zhou

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Research has shown that high-dose supplemental dietary fiber intake has beneficial effects on cardiovascular risk factors. To clarify such a relationship, we examined the association between daily dietary fiber intake and plasma lipids using a cross-sectional design including 1034 (M 502, F 532 rural-to-urban workers in China. We found a dose-response relationship between increased dietary fiber intakes and increase of HDL cholesterol in male workers. There was also a dose-response relationship between increased dietary fiber intake and decreased total cholesterol to HDL cholesterol (TC/HDL-C ratio in both male and female workers, after adjusting for potential confounders (p for trend, all p < 0.05. When the average dietary fiber intake increased from less than 18 g/day to over 30 g/day, the average HDL cholesterol level increased by 10.1%, and the TC/HDL-C ratio decreased by 14.4% for males (p = 0.020 and by 11.1% for females (p = 0.048. In conclusion, higher daily dietary fiber consumption is associated with beneficial effect on cholesterol for rural-to-urban workers in China, suggesting its potential beneficial effect on decreasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

  1. Innovative pharmaceutical interventions in cardiovascular disease: Focusing on the contribution of non-HDL-C/LDL-C-lowering versus HDL-C-raisingA systematic review and meta-analysis of relevant preclinical studies and clinical trials

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    Kühnast, S.; Fiocco, M.; Hoorn, J.W.A. van der; Princen, H.M.G.; Jukema, J.W.

    2015-01-01

    Non-HDL-cholesterol is well recognised as a primary causal risk factor in cardiovascular disease. However, despite consistent epidemiological evidence for an inverse association between HDL-C and coronary heart disease, clinical trials aimed at raising HDL-C (AIM-HIGH, HPS2-THRIVE, dal-OUTCOMES) fai

  2. The macrophage and its related cholesterol efflux as a HDL function index in atherosclerosis.

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    Yamamoto, Suguru; Narita, Ichiei; Kotani, Kazuhiko

    2016-06-01

    The macrophage and its related cholesterol efflux are considered to be a key player in atherosclerotic formation in relation to the function of high-density lipoprotein (HDL). The HDL function can be evaluated by the reaction between lipid-loaded macrophages and lipid-acceptors in the HDL fraction from the plasma, apolipoprotein B-depleted serum, and/or whole serum/plasma. Recent studies have reported that an impaired cholesterol efflux of HDL is observed in patients with cardiometabolic diseases, such as dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus, and chronic kidney disease. A population-based cohort study has reported an inverse association between the cholesterol efflux capacity of HDL and the incidence of atherosclerotic disease, regardless of the serum HDL-cholesterol level. Moreover, in this paper, when we summarized several clinical interventional studies of statin treatment that examined cholesterol efflux, a potential increase in the efflux in patients treated with statins was implied. However, the effect was not fully defined in the current situation because of the small sample sizes, lack of a unified protocol for measuring the efflux, and short-term intervention periods without cardiovascular outcomes in available studies. Further investigation is necessary to determine the effect of drugs on cholesterol efflux. With additional advanced studies, cholesterol efflux is a promising laboratory index to understand the HDL function.

  3. Evidence of linkage of HDL level variation to APOC3 in two samples with different ascertainment.

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    Gagnon, France; Jarvik, Gail P; Motulsky, Arno G; Deeb, Samir S; Brunzell, John D; Wijsman, Ellen M

    2003-11-01

    The APOA1-C3-A4-A5 gene complex encodes genes whose products are implicated in the metabolism of HDL and/or triglycerides. Although the relationship between polymorphisms in this gene cluster and dyslipidemias was first reported more than 15 years ago, association and linkage results have remained inconclusive. This is due, in part, to the oligogenic and multivariate nature of dyslipidemic phenotypes. Therefore, we investigate evidence of linkage of APOC3 and HDL using two samples of dyslipidemic pedigrees: familial combined hyperlipidemia (FCHL) and isolated low-HDL (ILHDL). We used a strategy that deals with several difficulties inherent in the study of complex traits: by using a Bayesian Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) approach we allow for oligogenic trait models, as well as simultaneous incorporation of covariates, in the context of multipoint analysis. By using this approach on extended pedigrees we provide evidence of linkage of APOC3 and HDL level variation in two samples with different ascertainment. In addition to APOC3, we estimate that two to three genes, each with a substantial effect on total variance, are responsible for HDL variation in both data sets. We also provide evidence, using the FCHL data set, for a pleiotropic effect between HDL, HDL3 and triglycerides at the APOC3 locus.

  4. Triglyceride to HDL-C Ratio is Associated with Insulin Resistance in Overweight and Obese Children.

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    Iwani, Nur Ahmad Kamil Zati; Jalaludin, Muhammad Yazid; Zin, Ruziana Mona Wan Mohd; Fuziah, Md Zain; Hong, Janet Yeow Hua; Abqariyah, Yahya; Mokhtar, Abdul Halim; Wan Nazaimoon, Wan Mohamud

    2017-01-06

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the usefulness of triglyceride to hdl-c ratio (TG:HDL-C) as an insulin resistance (IR) marker for overweight and obese children. A total of 271 blood samples of obese and overweight children aged 9-16 years were analysed for fasting glucose, lipids and insulin. Children were divided into IR and non-insulin resistance, using homeostasis model assessment (HOMA). The children were then stratified by tertiles of TG: HDL-C ratio. The strength between TG:HDL-C ratio and other parameters of IR were quantified using Pearson correlation coefficient (r). Odds ratio was estimated using multiple logistic regression adjusted for age, gender, pubertal stages and IR potential risk factors. Children with IR had significantly higher TG:HDL-C ratio (2.48) (p = 0.01). TG:HDL-C ratio was significantly correlated with HOMA-IR (r = 0.104, p HDL-C ratio showed significant increase in mean insulin level (p = 0.03), HOMA-IR (p = 0.04) and significantly higher number of children with acanthosis nigricans and metabolic syndrome. The odds of having IR was about 2.5 times higher (OR = 2.47; 95% CI 1.23, 4.95; p = 0.01) for those in the highest tertiles of TG:HDL-C ratio. Hence, TG:HDL-C may be a useful tool to identify high risk individuals.

  5. Hepatic aberrant glycosylation by N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase V accelerates HDL assembly.

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    Kamada, Yoshihiro; Kida, Sachiho; Hirano, Ken-Ichi; Yamaguchi, Satoshi; Suzuki, Akira; Hashimoto, Chikako; Kimura, Akihiro; Sato, Motoya; Fujii, Hironobu; Sobajima, Tomoaki; Yamamoto, Akiko; Ebisutani, Yusuke; Takamatsu, Shinji; Shinzaki, Shinichiro; Yoshida, Yuichi; Yamada, Makoto; Nagasaka, Hironori; Takehara, Tetsuo; Miyoshi, Eiji

    2016-11-01

    Glycosylation is involved in various pathophysiological conditions. N-Acetylglucosaminyltransferase V (GnT-V), catalyzing β1-6 branching in asparagine-linked oligosaccharides, is one of the most important glycosyltransferases involved in cancer and the immune system. Recent findings indicate that aberrant N-glycan structure can modify lipid metabolism. In this study, we investigated the effects of aberrant glycosylation by GnT-V on high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) assembly. We used GnT-V transgenic (Tg) mice and GnT-V Hep3B cell (human hepatoma cell line) transfectants. The study also included 96 patients who underwent medical health check-ups. Total serum cholesterol levels, particularly HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C) levels, were significantly increased in Tg vs. wild-type (WT) mice. Hepatic expression of apolipoprotein AI (ApoAI) and ATP-binding cassette subfamily A member 1 (ABCA1), two important factors in HDL assembly, were higher in Tg mice compared with WT mice. ApoAI and ABCA1 were also significantly elevated in GnT-V transfectants compared with mock-transfected cells. Moreover, ApoAI protein in the cultured media of GnT-V transfectants was significantly increased. Finally, we found a strong correlation between serum GnT-V activity and HDL-C concentration in human subjects. Multivariate logistic analyses demonstrated that GnT-V activity was an independent and significant determinant for serum HDL-C levels even adjusted with age and gender differences. Further analyses represented that serum GnT-V activity had strong correlation especially with the large-size HDL particle concentration. These findings indicate that enhanced hepatic GnT-V activity accelerated HDL assembly and could be a novel mechanism for HDL synthesis.

  6. Longitudinal study of alcohol consumption and HDL concentrations: a community-based study.

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    Huang, Shue; Li, Junjuan; Shearer, Gregory C; Lichtenstein, Alice H; Zheng, Xiaoming; Wu, Yuntao; Jin, Cheng; Wu, Shouling; Gao, Xiang

    2017-03-01

    Background: In cross-sectional studies and short-term clinical trials, it has been suggested that there is a positive dose-response relation between alcohol consumption and HDL concentrations. However, prospective data have been limited.Objective: We sought to determine the association between total alcohol intake, the type of alcohol-containing beverage, and the 6-y (2006-2012) longitudinal change in HDL-cholesterol concentrations in a community-based cohort.Design: A total of 71,379 Chinese adults (mean age: 50 y) who were free of cardiovascular diseases and cancer and did not use cholesterol-lowering agents during follow-up were included in the study. Alcohol intake was assessed via a questionnaire in 2006 (baseline), and participants were classified into the following categories of alcohol consumption: never, past, light (women: 0-0.4 servings/d; men: 0-0.9 servings/d), moderate (women: 0.5-1.0 servings/d; men: 1-2 servings/d), and heavy (women: >1.0 servings/d; men: >2 servings/d). HDL-cholesterol concentrations were measured in 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012. We used generalized estimating equation models to examine the associations between baseline alcohol intake and the change in HDL-cholesterol concentrations with adjustment for age, sex, smoking, physical activity, obesity, hypertension, diabetes, liver function, and C-reactive protein concentrations.Results: An umbrella-shaped association was observed between total alcohol consumption and changes in HDL-cholesterol concentrations. Compared with never drinkers, past, light, moderate, and heavy drinkers experienced slower decreases in HDL cholesterol of 0.012 mmol · L(-1) · y(-1) (95% CI: 0.008, 0.016 mmol · L(-1) · y(-1)), 0.013 mmol · L(-1) · y(-1) (95% CI: 0.010, 0.016 mmol · L(-1) · y(-1)), 0.017 mmol · L(-1) · y(-1) (95% CI: 0.009, 0.025 mmol · L(-1) · y(-1)), and 0.008 mmol · L(-1) · y(-1) (95% CI: 0.005, 0.011 mmol · L(-1) · y(-1)), respectively (P HDL-cholesterol and triglyceride:HDL

  7. HDL and electronegative LDL exchange anti- and pro-inflammatory properties

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    Bancells, Cristina; Sánchez-Quesada, José Luis; Birkelund, Ragnhild; Ordóñez-Llanos, Jordi; Benítez, Sònia

    2010-01-01

    Electronegative LDL [LDL(–)] is a minor modified LDL subfraction present in blood with inflammatory effects. One of the antiatherogenic properties of HDL is the inhibition of the deleterious effects of in vitro modified LDL. However, the effect of HDL on the inflammatory activity of LDL(–) isolated from plasma is unknown. We aimed to assess the putative protective role of HDL against the cytokine released induced in monocytes by LDL(–). Our results showed that LDL(–) cytokine release was inhi...

  8. Pro-oxidant HDL predicts poor outcome in patients with ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome.

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    Distelmaier, Klaus; Schrutka, Lore; Seidl, Veronika; Winter, Max P; Wurm, Raphael; Mangold, Andreas; Perkmann, Thomas; Maurer, Gerald; Adlbrecht, Christopher; Lang, Irene M

    2015-07-01

    Oxidative stress affects clinical outcome in patients with ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome (STE-ACS). Although high-density lipoprotein (HDL) particles are generally considered protective, deleterious properties of HDL have been observed in patients with acute myocardial infarction. Here, we analysed the association between pro-oxidant HDL and all-cause mortality in STE-ACS patients. We determined the antioxidant function of HDL in 247 prospectively enrolled patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention for STE-ACS. Patients were stratified as by a pro-oxidant serum HDL oxidant index (HOI≥ 1) or with an antioxidant serum HOI (HOL< 1) capacity. Multivariate regression analysis was used to relate HOI to survival. The median follow-up time was 23 months (IQR 14.4-40.0 months). Pro-oxidant HDL was observed in 44.1 % of STE-ACS patients and was independently associated with all-cause mortality with a hazard ratio of 3.30(95 %CI 1.50-7.27, p = 0.003). Mortality rates were higher in patients with baseline pro-oxidant HDL compared to patients with preserved HDL function at 30 days (11.9 % vs 2.2 %, p=0.002), and at 4 years (22.9 % vs 8.7 %, p=0.002). Elevated neutrophil counts were a strong and independent predictor for pro-oxidant HDL with an odds ratio per standard deviation of 1.50 (95 %CI 1.11-2.03, p=0.008), as was history of prior acute myocardial infarction, elevated triglycerides levels and reduced glomerular filtration rate. In conclusion, pro-oxidant HDL represents a strong and independent predictor of long-term as well as short-term all-cause mortality in STE-ACS patients. Elevated neutrophil counts predicted the presence of serum pro-oxidant HDL. The maintenance of HDL functions might be a promising therapeutic target in STE-ACS patients.

  9. O papel do professor junto ao aluno com Altas Habilidades

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    Andréia Jaqueline Devalle Rech

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available .Quando se discute a Educação Especial é comum, num primeiro momento, lembrar do aluno que compõe o especial na Educação como aquele com deficiência mental, auditiva, visual ou física. No entanto, assim como essas crianças, também os alunos com altas habilidades necessitam de um atendimento especializado, pois ele também é um sujeito da Educação Especial. Nesse sentido, este artigo apresenta a definição de altas habilidades, baseada na teoria de um pesquisador norte-americano e, como foco principal algumas questões que envolvem o professor de forma mais direta com o aluno com altas habilidades em sala de aula. Entre elas estão: questões sobre a aprendizagem escolar desses alunos, bem como os fatores que fazem parte desse processo, estratégias de ensino e a importância da identificação dos alunos com altas habilidades.Palavras-chave: Educação Especial. Professor. Aluno com Altas Habilidades

  10. SISTEMA RADICULAR DO ARROZ DE TERRAS ALTAS SOB DEFICIÊNCIA HÍDRICA UPLAND RICE ROOT SYSTEM UNDER WATER DEFICIT

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    Camilla Alves Pereira Rodrigues

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A morfologia do sistema radicular é uma das características importantes na tolerância de plantas à deficiência hídrica. Assim, objetivou-se verificar aspectos morfológicos de importância, quanto à tolerância à deficiência hídrica do sistema radicular de cultivares de arroz de terras altas, cultivadas sob deficiência hídrica, em condições de casa-de-vegetação, para discriminar linhagens para regiões com distribuição irregular de chuvas. Para tanto, foram semeadas 37 cultivares com ampla variabilidade genética, em tubos de PVC (25 cm de diâmetro e 80 cm de altura com solo, submetidas, após a emissão das panículas, a dois regimes hídricos: sem e com deficiência hídrica (reposição de, aproximadamente, 50% da água evapotranspirada. A densidade radicular foi avaliada na colheita dos grãos (de 20 cm em 20 cm, da superfície até 80 cm de profundidade, tendo as cultivares diferido quanto a esta característica. As cultivares Muruim Branco, Cano Roxo, Amarelão/Douradão e Arroz Agulhinha apresentaram alta densidade radicular, tanto sob deficiência como sob adequada disponibilidade hídrica. A densidade radicular de cultivares de arroz de terras altas, avaliada em colunas de solo, se relacionou, positivamente, com a tolerância à deficiência hídrica destas cultivares, em condições de campo. Esta metodologia constitui-se em importante ferramenta de fenotipagem, para tolerância à deficiência hídrica em arroz.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Cultivares de arroz; seleção para tolerância à seca; temperatura das folhas; densidade de raízes.The root system morphology is one of the most important characteristics in the adaptation of plants to water stress. So, the objective of this study was to analyse important morphologic aspects, regarding the drought tolerance of the root system of upland rice cultivars cultivated under water stress conditions in a greenhouse, in order to discriminate lines to areas with uneven

  11. El tren de alta velocidad y sus efectos espaciales

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    Javier Gutiérrez Puebla

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo aporta datos, reflexiones e ideas sobre el tren de alta velocidad desde una perspectiva espacial. Se estudian las características básicas de este nuevo modo de transporte, la evolución de las redes en los países pioneros y la conformación de la red transeuropea de alta velocidad ferroviaria. Asimismo se analizan el proceso de contracción del espacio y sus consecuencias sobre la competitividad de las ciudades y la cohesión territorial; el efecto túnel y sus consecuencias polarizadoras sobre el territorio; los impactos de la alta velocidad sobre la movilidad, al captar demanda de otros modos de transporte y generar una demanda nueva; y los impactos en la ciudad (conformación de áreas metropolitanas discontinuas y transformaciones en el entorno de las estaciones.

  12. LDL-C/HDL-C异常对脑梗死预后的影响

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    王亚琴; 戴其军

    2008-01-01

    目的 探讨LDL-C/HDL-C对脑梗死预后的影响.方法 82例脑梗死患者根据入院检查血LDL-C/HDL-C水平增高组(L1)、正常组(L0),监测1月及3月后LDL-C/HDL-C水平,分别进行mRS、NIHSS评分,立表对比,分析各个指标组间与评分的差异性.结果 发病1月、3月后,mRS及NIHSS评分改善幅度均不及L0组,两组对比有显著性差异(P<0.01).结论 LDL-C/HDL-C比值越大,发病时病情越严重,预后越差.

  13. Rendimiento de plantas de tomate injertadas y efecto de la densidad de tallos en el sistema hidropónico Yield of tomato crop as a result of grafting and shoot density in hydroponic system

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    Roberta M.N. Peil

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available El cultivo de tomate en primavera con baja densidad inicial de plantas y luego aumentar-se la densidad efectiva mediante el desarrollo de tallos laterales, cuando las integrales diarias de radiación son altas, parece ser una manera prometedora de incrementar el número de frutos m-2 y uniformizar el tamaño del fruto; y presenta la ventaja adicional de requerir-se un menor número de plantas para la superficie de cultivo. Por lo tanto, se ha llevado a cabo un ensayo cuyo objetivo ha sido evaluar los efectos de la densidad de tallos sobre el rendimiento y la uniformidad de los frutos de un cultivo de tomate injertado y no injertado. El cultivo se realizó de marzo a julio de 1998, en las condiciones de invernadero en Almería (sudeste español. La densidad inicial de plantación fue de 2,4 y 3,0 plantas m-2, en el caso de las plantas no injertadas, que presentaban un único tallo en el transplante; y 1,2 plantas m-2 en las plantas injertadas, que tenían dos tallos (2,4 tallos m-2. A partir del mes de abril, mediante el desarrollo de tallos laterales (cuando el tratamiento así lo exigía se pasó a tener las siguientes densidades: 2,4; 3,0 y 3,5 tallos m-2 (plantas injertadas y no injertadas; y 3,0 plantas no injertadas m-2 a un tallo durante todo el ciclo. Los resultados muestran que plantas de tomate injertadas y transplantadas a dos tallos tuvieron igual producción total, pero frutos de tamaño más uniforme, que plantas no injertadas transplantadas a un tallo y con doble densidad de plantas. Dentro del rango de 2,4 a 3,5 tallos m-2, una mayor densidad de tallos aumentó la producción precoz y dio un tamaño más uniforme de frutos, no afectando su peso promedio y la producción total. La adición de tallos laterales (3,0 tallos m-2 supuso una reducción de un 20% en el rendimiento total, pero vino acompañada por un ahorro de un 21% y de un 39% en el número de plantas no injertadas e injertadas, respectivamente, necesarias para la misma

  14. High intensity Discharge lighting; Alumbrado de alta intensidad de descarga

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    Mendoza E, Ernesto J. [Manufacturera de Reactores, S. A., Mexico, D. F. (Mexico)

    1993-12-31

    This paper gets into contact with some fundamentals in the operation of high discharge intensity lamps. There are useful definitions, as well as the study of the operation of high pressure sodium lamps and of metallic additives operating at less than nominal power. [Espanol] Este trabajo pone al lector en contacto con algunos fundamentos de la operacion de las lamparas de alta intensidad de descarga (HID). Se encuentra con definiciones utiles, asi como el estudio de la operacion de las lamparas de sodio en alta presion y de aditivos metalicos operando a una potencia menor que la nominal.

  15. Densidade de plantio, crescimento, produtividade e qualidade das frutas de morangueiro "Camino Real" em hidroponia

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    Isabelita Pereira Portela

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de determinar o efeito da densidade de plantio sobre o crescimento da planta, a produtividade e características químicas relacionadas à qualidade organoléptica das frutas da cultivar de morangueiro Camino Real em sistema hidropônico do tipo NFT, diferentes densidades de plantio foram avaliadas: 15,0; 12,5; 10,7 e 9,3 plantas m-2, correspondentes ao espaçamento entre plantas de 0,25; 0,30; 0,35 e 0,40 m, sendo fixado o espaçamento entre linhas de 0,18 m. O sistema NFT foi constituído por bancadas de telhas de fibrocimento de 1,10 x 2,44 m, considerando-se cada ondulação côncava da telha como um canal de cultivo. O transplante foi realizado em 26-04-2010, encerrando-se o experimento em 05-01-2011. Avaliaram-se a matéria fresca e seca de folhas, coroa, raízes e frutas, a área foliar, o número de frutas e o peso médio das frutas. Amostras das frutas foram analisadas em relação ao teor de sólidos solúveis totais (SST e à acidez total titulável (ATT. Com base nos resultados obtidos, conclui-se que o crescimento e a produtividade individual das plantas da cultivar de morangueiro Camino Real não são afetados pela elevação da densidade de plantio, no intervalo entre 9,3 e 15,0 plantas m-2. O crescimento e a produtividade por unidade de área, bem como a concentração de sólidos solúveis totais e a relação SST/ATT apresentam resposta linear ao incremento da densidade de plantio. Sugere-se a adoção da densidade de 12,5 plantas m-2, que proporcionaria rendimento mais elevado (2,79 kg m-2 de frutas com adequadas características organolépticas e redução no número de mudas necessárias, em relação à densidade de 15,0 plantas m-2. Existe a necessidade de desenvolver estudos adicionais com a cultivar Camino Real, a fim de promover adaptações no sistema e verificar a viabilidade econômica de seu cultivo em hidroponia.

  16. Discordance of Non-HDL and Directly Measured LDL Cholesterol: Which Lipid Measure is Preferred When Calculated LDL Is Inaccurate?

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    Lawrence Baruch; Chiong, Valerie J.; Sanjay Agarwal; Bhanu Gupta

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    Objective. To determine if non-HDL cholesterol (N-HDL) and directly measured LDL cholesterol (D-LDL) are clinically equivalent measurements. Patients and Methods. Eighty-one subjects recruited for 2 cholesterol treatment studies had at least 1 complete fasting lipid panel and D-LDL performed simultaneously; 64 had a second assessment after 4 to 6 weeks, resulting in 145 triads of C-LDL, D-LDL, and N-HDL. To directly compare N-HDL to D-LDL and C-LDL, we normalized the N-HDL by subtracting 30 f...

  17. Relationship TG/HDL-C and insulin resistance in adult women by nutritional status

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    Full Text Available Introduction: The ratio assessment TG/HDL-C is an indicator of LDL size, facilitating the detection of individuals with increased atherogenic risk. Estimating the size of the LDL becomes important, especially in patients with TG values near the upper limit of normal values of reference and HDL-C. The objective of the study is to estimate the association between TG/HDL-C and insulin resistance (IR by nutritional status in adult women attending the Foundation for Endocrine Metabolic Diseases Research and Applied Clinical Research (FIEEM.Material and methods: Design Cross-sectional, non-pregnant adult women, apparently healthy, older than 30 years old, attending FIEEM in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. Dependent variable: TG/HDL-C ≥ 3.0 considered high value. Independent variables: IR by homeostatic model index HOMA-IR ≥ 2.5 categorizing the sample into two groups: with and without IR, and controlled by nutritional status using body mass index (BMI and waist circumference (CC. SPSS Statistics 15.0, calculating X2 or Fisher exact test, OR with confidence intervals of 95% and establishing logistic regression p value < 0.05.Results: We evaluated a purposive sample of 104 women (31.4% and 26% IR with TG/HDL-C high. 84.6% were overweight or obese and 88.5% increased CC. Women with BMI had significantly increased 0.15-fold increased risk (95% CI = 0.01 to 1.26 for TG/HDL-C high (p = 0.04 than the control women. There was no significance with increased CC. The ratio TG/HDL-C high IR was significantly correlated (r = 0.30 p = 0.002.Conclusions: Body weight was significantly associated with IR and the ratio TG/HDL-C increased. This ratio correlated significantly with IR in apparently healthy women.

  18. How much does HDL cholesterol add to risk estimation? A report from the SCORE Investigators.

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    Cooney, Marie Therese

    2009-06-01

    Systematic COronary Risk Evaluation (SCORE), the risk estimation system recommended by the European guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention, estimates 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease mortality based on age, sex, country of origin, systolic blood pressure, smoking status and either total cholesterol (TC) or TC\\/high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) ratio. As, counterintuitively, these two systems perform very similarly, we have investigated whether incorporating HDL-C and TC as separate variables improves risk estimation.

  19. The effect of HDL-bound and free PON1 on copper-induced LDL oxidation.

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    Bayrak, Ahmet; Bayrak, Tülin; Bodur, Ebru; Kılınç, Kamer; Demirpençe, Ediz

    2016-09-25

    Oxidative modification of LDL plays an important role in the development of atherosclerosis. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) confers protection against atherosclerosis and the antioxidative properties of paraoxonase 1 (PON1) has been suggested to contribute to this effect of HDL. The PON1 exist in two major polymorphic forms (Q and R), which regulate the concentration and activity of the enzyme and alter its ability to prevent lipid oxidation. However, the association of Q192R polymorphism with PON1's capacity to protect against LDL lipoperoxidation is controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of the purified PON1 Q192R and the partially purified HDL-bound PON1 Q192R isoenzymes (HDL-PON1 Q192R) on LDL oxidation, with respect to their arylesterase/homocysteine thiolactonase (HTLase) activities. Cupric ion-induced LDL oxidation was reduced up to 48% by purified PON1 Q192, but only 33% by an equivalent activity of PON1 R192. HDL-PON1 Q192 isoenzyme caused a 65% reduction, whereas HDL-PON1 R192 isoenzyme caused only 46% reduction in copper ion-induced LDL oxidation. These findings reflect the fact that PON1 Q and PON1 R allozymes may have different protective characteristics against LDL oxidation. The protection against LDL oxidation provided by HDL-PON1 Q192R isoenzymes is more prominent than the purified soluble enzymes. Inhibition of the Ca(+2)-dependent PON1 Q192R arylesterase/HTLase by the metal chelator EDTA, did not alter PON1's ability to inhibit LDL oxidation. These studies indicate that the active site involvement of the purified enzyme is not similar to the HDL-bound one, in terms of both PON1 arylesterase/HTLase activity and the protection of LDL from copper ion-induced oxidation. Moreover, PON1's ability to protect LDL from oxidation does not seem to require calcium.

  20. Effect of uremia on HDL composition, vascular inflammation, and atherosclerosis in wild-type mice

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    Bang, Christian A; Bro, Susanne; Bartels, Emil D

    2007-01-01

    Wild-type mice normally do not develop atherosclerosis, unless fed cholic acid. Uremia is proinflammatory and increases atherosclerosis 6- to 10-fold in apolipoprotein E-deficient mice. This study examined the effect of uremia on lipoproteins, vascular inflammation, and atherosclerosis in wild...... in cholic acid-fed sham mice. The results suggest that moderate uremia neither induces aortic inflammation nor atherosclerosis in C57BL/6J mice despite increased LDL/HDL cholesterol ratio and altered HDL composition....

  1. Hemorheological and Glycemic Parameters and HDL Cholesterol for the Prediction of Cardiovascular Events

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    Cho, Sung Woo [Division of Cardiology - Department of Internal Medicine - Sanggye Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Division of Cardiology - Department of Medicine - Samsung Medical Center, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Byung Gyu; Kim, Byung Ok; Byun, Young Sup; Goh, Choong Won; Rhee, Kun Joo [Division of Cardiology - Department of Internal Medicine - Sanggye Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Kwon, Hyuck Moon; Lee, Byoung Kwon, E-mail: cardiobk@yuhs.ac [Division of Cardiology - Department of Internal Medicine - Gangnam Severance Hospital - Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2016-01-15

    Hemorheological and glycemic parameters and high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol are used as biomarkers of atherosclerosis and thrombosis. To investigate the association and clinical relevance of erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), fibrinogen, fasting glucose, glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), and HDL cholesterol in the prediction of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) and coronary heart disease (CHD) in an outpatient population. 708 stable patients who visited the outpatient department were enrolled and followed for a mean period of 28.5 months. Patients were divided into two groups, patients without MACE and patients with MACE, which included cardiac death, acute myocardial infarction, newly diagnosed CHD, and cerebral vascular accident. We compared hemorheological and glycemic parameters and lipid profiles between the groups. Patients with MACE had significantly higher ESR, fibrinogen, fasting glucose, and HbA1c, while lower HDL cholesterol compared with patients without MACE. High ESR and fibrinogen and low HDL cholesterol significantly increased the risk of MACE in multivariate regression analysis. In patients with MACE, high fibrinogen and HbA1c levels increased the risk of multivessel CHD. Furthermore, ESR and fibrinogen were significantly positively correlated with HbA1c and negatively correlated with HDL cholesterol, however not correlated with fasting glucose. Hemorheological abnormalities, poor glycemic control, and low HDL cholesterol are correlated with each other and could serve as simple and useful surrogate markers and predictors for MACE and CHD in outpatients.

  2. Adrenal steroidogenesis disruption caused by HDL/cholesterol suppression in diethylstilbestrol-treated adult male rat.

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    Haeno, Satoko; Maeda, Naoyuki; Yamaguchi, Kousuke; Sato, Michiko; Uto, Aika; Yokota, Hiroshi

    2016-04-01

    The synthetic estrogen diethylstilbestrol is used to prevent miscarriages and as a therapeutic treatment for prostate cancer, but it has been reported to have adverse effects on endocrine homeostasis. However, the toxicity mechanism is poorly understood. Recently, we reported that diethylstilbestrol impairs adrenal steroidogenesis via cholesterol insufficiency in adult male rats. In the present study, we found that the adrenal cholesterol level was significantly reduced without of the decrease in other precursors in the adrenal steroidogenesis 24 h after a single dose of diethylstilbestrol (0.33 μg/g body mass). The serum HDL/cholesterol level was also reduced only 12 h after the diethylstilbestrol exposure. The level of Apo E, which is indispensable for HDL/cholesterol maturation, was decreased in both the HDL and VLDL/LDL fractions, whereas the level of Apo A1, which is an essential constituent of HDL, was not altered in the HDL fraction. Because the liver is a major source of Apo E and Apo A1, the secretion rates of these proteins were examined using a liver perfusion experiment. The secretion rate of Apo A1 from the liver was consistent between DES-treated and control rats, but that of Apo E was comparatively suppressed in the DES-treated rats. The disruption of adrenal steroidogenesis by diethylstilbestrol was caused by a decrease in serum HDL/cholesterol, which is the main source of adrenal steroidogenesis, due to the inhibition of Apo E secretion from the liver.

  3. Grape Polyphenols Increase the Activity of HDL Enzymes in Old and Obese Rats

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    Andriy L. Zagayko

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available HDL particles are protein-rich particles that act as a vehicle for reverse cholesterol transport from tissues to the liver. The purpose of this study was to investigate age-dependent changes in the functional activity of HDL and the effect of high-energy diet on this index, as well as to correct it under the influence of grape polyphenols from “Enoant” obtained from Vitis vinifera grapes. We observed the age-dependent composition changes in HDL particle. It was shown that total lipids and triacylglycerol (TG levels were higher in 24-month-old animals. In obese rats, HDL total lipids and TG levels were higher in 24-month-old than in the 3-month-old and 12-month-old groups but did not differ from 24-month-old group. The plasma HDL paraoxonase (PON and lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT activity levels were decreased in old-aged rats, and cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP activity was higher in old rats. Keeping 12-month-old animals on high-fructose diet completely leveled the age differences in the data that have been measured between 12-month-old and 24-month-old rats. After “Enoant” administration, an increase of HDL PON and LCAT activity levels and a reduction of CETP activity were found in 24-month-old and obese rats.

  4. Huntington disease-like 2 (HDL2) in Venezuela: frequency and ethnic origin.

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    Paradisi, Irene; Ikonomu, Vassiliki; Arias, Sergio

    2013-01-01

    Huntington disease (HD) phenotypes without a HTT mutation are known as HD-like (HDL) syndromes and are caused by mutations in other loci. HDL2, almost indistinguishable from HD, is due to expansions in the Junctophilin 3 locus (JPH3) with a worldwide Sub-Saharan ethnic origin. Sixteen independent patients with involuntary movements, psychiatric disturbances and ataxia not having a HTT mutation were searched for loci PRNP (prion protein, HDL1), JPH3 (HDL2), ATN1 (dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy), ATX2 (spinocerebellar ataxia 2) ATXN3 (spinocerebellar ataxia 3), and TBP (spinocerebellar ataxia 17=HDL4). Markers Duffy, Kell, Diego, D9S1120, plus six JPH3 intragenic single-nucleotide polymorphisms were tested to ascertain ethnic origin. Four unrelated choreic patients had an expanded allele at JPH3. Three of them carried the African marker Duffy null. All four families carried with the mutation the same haplotype most frequent in African populations; Amerindian alleles D9D1120*9 and Diego A; or Kell allele K were absent. HDL2 in Venezuela had a low, but higher relative frequency (2.6%) than that in other Caucasoid populations. It should be searched first in choreic patients not having HTT mutations. The most likely remote ethnic origin for all detected families was African.

  5. How do elevated triglycerides and low HDL-cholesterol affect inflammation and atherothrombosis?

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    Welty, Francine K

    2013-09-01

    This review article summarizes recent research into the mechanisms as to how elevated levels of triglyceride (TG) and low levels of high- density- lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) contribute to inflammation and atherosclerosis. Evidence supports the role of TG-rich lipoproteins in signaling mechanisms via apolipoproteins C-III and free fatty acids leading to activation of NFKβ, VCAM-1 and other inflammatory mediators which lead to fatty streak formation and advanced atherosclerosis. Moreover, the cholesterol content in TG-rich lipoproteins has been shown to predict CAD risk better than LDL-C. In addition to reverse cholesterol transport, HDL has many other cardioprotective effects which include regulating immune function. The "functionality" of HDL appears more important than the level of HDL-C. Insulin resistance and central obesity underlie the pathophysiology of elevated TG and low HDL-C in metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Lifestyle recommendations including exercise and weight loss remain first line therapy in ameliorating insulin resistance and the adverse signaling processes from elevated levels of TG-rich lipoproteins and low HDL-C.

  6. How Do Elevated Triglycerides and Low HDL-Cholesterol Affect Inflammation and Atherothrombosis?

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    Welty, Francine K.

    2015-01-01

    This review article summarizes recent research into the mechanisms as to how elevated levels of triglyceride (TG) and low levels of high- density- lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) contribute to inflammation and atherosclerosis. Evidence supports the role of TG-rich lipoproteins in signaling mechanisms via apolipoproteins C-III and free fatty acids leading to activation of NFKβ, VCAM-1 and other inflammatory mediators which lead to fatty streak formation and advanced atherosclerosis. Moreover, the cholesterol content in TG-rich lipoproteins has been shown to predict CAD risk better than LDL-C. In addition to reverse cholesterol transport, HDL has many other cardioprotective effects which include regulating immune function. The “functionality” of HDL appears more important than the level of HDL-C. Insulin resistance and central obesity underlie the pathophysiology of elevated TG and low HDL-C in metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Lifestyle recommendations including exercise and weight loss remain first line therapy in ameliorating insulin resistance and the adverse signaling processes from elevated levels of TG-rich lipoproteins and low HDL-C. PMID:23881582

  7. Oxidation-induced loss of the ability of HDL to counteract the inhibitory effect of oxidized LDL on vasorelaxation.

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    Perségol, Laurence; Brindisi, Marie-Claude; Rageot, David; Pais de Barros, Jean-Paul; Monier, Serge; Vergès, Bruno; Duvillard, Laurence

    2015-11-01

    Several current diseases are associated with an increase in the oxidation of HDL, which is likely to impair their functionality. Our aim was to identify whether oxidation could change the protective effect of HDL against the deleterious effect on vasoreactivity induced by oxidative stress. HDL from healthy subjects were oxidized in vitro by Cu(2+), and the ability of oxidized HDL to counteract the inhibitory effect of oxidized LDL on acetylcholine-induced vasodilation was tested on isolated rabbit aorta rings. Oxidation of HDL was evidenced by the increase in the 7-oxysterols/cholesterol ratio (3.20 ± 1.12 vs 0.02 ± 0.01 % in native HDL, p HDL counteracted this inhibition (E max = 72.4 ± 4.8 vs 50.2 ± 5.0 % p HDL had no effect on oxidized LDL-induced inhibition on endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation (E max = 53.7 ± 4.8 vs 50.2 ± 5.0 %, NS). HDL oxidation is associated with a decreased ability of HDL to remove 7-oxysterols from oxidized LDL. In conclusion, these results show that oxidation of HDL induces the loss of their protective effect against endothelial dysfunction, which could promote atherosclerosis in diseases associated with increased oxidative stress.

  8. High ratio of triglycerides to hdl-cholesterol predicts extensive coronary disease

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    Protasio Lemos da Luz

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available An abnormal ratio of triglycerides to HDL-cholesterol (TG/HDL-c indicates an atherogenic lipid profile and a risk for the development of coronary disease. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between lipid levels, specifically TG/HDL-c, and the extent of coronary disease. METHODS: High-risk patients (n = 374 submitted for coronary angiography had their lipid variables measured and coronary disease extent scored by the Friesinger index. RESULTS: The subjects consisted of 220 males and 154 females, age 57.2 ± 11.1 years, with total cholesterol of 210± 50.3 mg/dL, triglycerides of 173.8 ± 169.8 mg/dL, HDL-cholesterol (HDL-c of 40.1 ± 12.8 mg/dL, LDL-cholesterol (LDL-c of 137.3 ± 46.2 mg/dL, TG/HDL-c of 5.1 ± 5.3, and a Friesinger index of 6.6 ± 4.7. The relationship between the extent of coronary disease (dichotomized by a Friesenger index of 5 and lipid levels (normal vs. abnormal was statistically significant for the following: triglycerides, odds ratio of 2.02 (1.31-3.1; p = 0.0018; HDL-c, odds ratio of 2.21 (1.42-3.43; p = 0.0005; and TG/HDL-c, odds ratio of 2.01(1.30-3.09; p = 0.0018. However, the relationship was not significant between extent of coronary disease and total cholesterol [1.25 (0.82-1.91; p = 0.33] or LDL-c [1.47 (0.96-2.25; p = 0.0842]. The chi-square for linear trends for Friesinger > 4 and lipid quartiles was statistically significant for triglycerides (p = 0.0017, HDL-c (p = 0.0001, and TG/HDL-c (p = 0.0018, but not for total cholesterol (p = 0.393 or LDL-c (p = 0.0568. The multivariate analysis by logistic regression OR gave 1.3 ± 0.79 (p = .0001 for TG/HDL-c, 0.779 ± 0.074 (p = .0001 for HDL-c, and 1.234 ± 0.097 (p = 0.03 for LDL. Analysis of receiver operating characteristic curves showed that only TG/HDL-c and HDL-c were useful for detecting extensive coronary disease, with the former more strongly associated with disease. CONCLUSIONS: Although some lipid variables were associated with the extent of

  9. Análise da estabilidade estrutural da esmectita sob altas pressões e altas temperaturas

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    A estabilidade térmica da bentonita (rocha composta pelo argilomineral montmorilonita, do grupo da esmectita) é de particular interesse no uso de barreira de contenção para rejeitos radioativos de alto nível. No entanto, muito pouco se sabe sobre a estabilidade da argila esmectita sob condições de altas pressões e altas temperaturas (APAT). O objetivo deste trabalho foi investigar a estabilidade estrutural da esmectita sob condições de APAT. Os experimentos foram realizados em câmaras toroida...

  10. Investigación en materiales sometidos a altas presiones

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    Juan Carlos Fallas

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available El estudio de materiales sometidos a altas presiones es un tema de profundo interés en el campo científico e ingenieril actual. Diferentes análisis experimentales permiten descubrir los efectos que esta condición genera en la estructura molecular de un determinado compuesto.La implementación de la celda de diamante para altas presiones ha revolucionado este tema en las últimas décadas, al ser una herramienta vital en el desarrollo de estas pruebas. Presiones superiores, inclusive a los 20 Gpa, pueden ser generadas con este artefacto.Adicionalmente, la posibilidad de caracterizar muestras bajo estos parámetros y la inclusión de otras variables, como altas temperaturas, ofrecen un ambiente propicio para la evaluación de materiales bajo condiciones extremas.Este artículo explica los fundamentos básicos de la ciencia de materiales a altas presiones. Aspectos relevantes acerca de la celda de diamante y de la ejecución de experimentos son tratados en diferentes apartados. Se quiere compartir los alcances que esta disciplina posee, así como diferentes resultados que se han logrado en varias aplicaciones.Investigaciones en materiales para el almacenamiento de hidrógeno y energía, así como la simulación de condiciones presentes a muy altas profundidades en la Tierra, son casos que se tomaron en cuenta para ejemplificar áreas donde existen aplicaciones sustanciales.

  11. IMPACTO DEL PASTOREO CON GANADO HOLSTEIN Y JERSEY SOBRE LA DENSIDAD APARENTE DE UN ANDISOL

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    Rodolfo WingChing-Jones

    2009-01-01

    momento del pastoreo (antes y después y potrero, fueron significativas para la cuantificación del cambio en la densidad aparente. Los valores de ¿a antes de que entrara el ganado a los apartos variaron entre 0,47 y 0,58 Mg/m3, con un promedio de 0,52 Mg/m3, mientras que después del paso del ganado variaron entre 0,52 y 0,77 Mg/m3, con un promedio de 0,64 Mg/m3. Cuando el pastoreo se realizó con ganado Jersey, la ¿a aumentó a valores entre 0,52 y 0,72 Mg/m3, con un promedio de 0,62 Mg/m3y con pastoreo de ganado Holstein entre 0,62 y 0,77 Mg/m3, con un valor promedio de 0,69 Mg/m3. El cambio en la densidad aparente producto del pisoteo en un suelo con cobertura permanente de pasto kikuyo, con las condiciones que prevalecieron durante este trabajo varió entre 14 y 31%.

  12. Evaluación de densidades de siembra en tomate (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill en invernadero

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    Jos\\u00E9 Cruz Carrillo

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    Full Text Available Esta investigación se realizó de junio a diciembre del 2001 en el módulo de horticultura protegida del Instituto Tecnológico Agropecuario de Oaxaca No. 23 ubicado en la ex Hacienda de Nazareno, Xoxocotlan, Oax., con el propósito de evaluar el efecto de tres densidades de plantación en el desarrollo vegetativo y producci ón de diferentes híbridos de tomate con crecimiento indeterminado cultivados bajo invernadero. Los híbridos de tomate fueron el SXT, DRW3410 y SXT0289. No hubo diferencia estad ística para los híbridos, sólo para densidades de plantación, obteniendo los mejores rendimientos 5,3 plantas/m2 y 4 plantas/ m2 con 17,52 y 17,37 kg/m2, respectivamente, lo que represent ó en promedio un rendimiento de 151,6 t/ha.

  13. A tomografia computadorizada de alta resolução na avaliação da toxicidade pulmonar por amiodarona High-resolution computed tomography of amiodarone pulmonary toxicity

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    Daniela Peixoto Consídera

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar as principais alterações identificadas na tomografia computadorizada de alta resolução do tórax em pacientes com toxicidade pulmonar pela amiodarona. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Foram avaliadas dez tomografias computadorizadas de alta resolução de tórax de pacientes com pneumonite pela amiodarona, seis desses pacientes do sexo masculino e quatro do sexo feminino, com idade média de 73,5 anos. RESULTADOS: Os achados tomográficos mais relevantes foram opacidades lineares ou reticulares em seis casos (60%, pequenos nódulos com densidade elevada em seis casos (60%, consolidações densas em três casos (30% e aumento da densidade do parênquima hepático em cinco de oito casos em que havia estudo tomográfico do abdome superior (62,5%. CONCLUSÃO: A tomografia computadorizada de alta resolução é um exame importante na avaliação de pacientes com toxicidade pulmonar pela amiodarona, devendo ser realizada sempre que houver suspeita deste diagnóstico. O achado de espessamento de septos interlobulares associado a lesões com aumento de densidade é altamente sugestivo deste diagnóstico.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the main findings of chest high-resolution computed tomography in patients with amiodarone pulmonary toxicity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten patients - six male and four female, average age of 73.5 years - with amiodarone-induced pneumonitis have undergone chest high-resolution computed tomography. RESULTS: The most relevant tomographic findings were linear or reticular opacities in six cases (60%, small high density nodules in six cases (60%, dense consolidations in three cases (30% and increased density in the hepatic parenchyma in five of eight cases in which there was a superior abdomen CT scan (62.5%. CONCLUSION: The high-resolution computed tomography is a valuable non-invasive test for evaluating patients with amiodarone pulmonary toxicity and should always be performed when one suspects of the presence of this

  14. Xuezhikang Therapy Increases miR-33 Expression in Patients with Low HDL-C Levels

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    Ruihua Cao

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. MicroRNA-33a and -b (miR-33a/b have been revealed to be posttranscriptional regulators of HDL metabolism. Xuezhikang (XZK is a marked natural HDL-raising polypill. We aim to evaluate the effects of XZK on the expression of circulating miR-33a/b in patients with low plasma HDL-C levels. Methods. A total of 42 participating patients with low baseline levels of HDL cholesterol were assigned to receive an XZK capsule, 600 mg twice daily for 6 months. The expression of circulating miR-33a/b was detected at baseline and after XZK therapy measured with quantitative reverse-transcription (RT polymerase chain reaction (PCR. Results. The mean (SD HDL-C level after XZK treatment was 1.19 (0.13 mmol/L, representing an increase of 11.2% from baseline (P<0.001. Q-PCR analysis of plasma miRNAs revealed an increase in relative miR-33a/b expression with XZK treatment. The miR-33a expression was raised from 0.81 to 1.73 (P=0.012; miR-33b expression was increased from 1.2 to 2.75 (P<0.001. The changes of miR-33a and miR-33b were inversely related to the posttreatment LDL-C levels (r=-0.37, P=0.019; r=-0.33, P=0.035, resp.. Conclusion. In patients with low HDL-C levels, XZK therapy raised plasma levels of miR-33a and miR-33b, which may inhibit cellular cholesterol export and limit the HDL-raising effect of XZK.

  15. Genetic variants in ABCA1 promoter affect transcription activity and plasma HDL level in pigs.

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    Dang, Xiao-yong; Chu, Wei-wei; Shi, Heng-chuan; Yu, Shi-gang; Han, Hai-yin; Gu, Shu-Hua; Chen, Jie

    2015-01-25

    Excess accumulation of cholesterol in plasma may result in coronary artery disease. Numerous studies have demonstrated that ATP-binding cassette protein A1 (ABCA1) mediates the efflux of cholesterol and phospholipids to apolipoproteins, a process necessary for plasma high density lipoprotein (HDL) formation. Higher plasma levels of HDL are associated with lower risk for cardiovascular disease. Studies of human disease and animal models had shown that an increased hepatic ABCA1 activity relates to an enhanced plasma HDL level. In this study, we hypothesized that functional mutations in the ABCA1 promoter in pigs may affect gene transcription activity, and consequently the HDL level in plasma. The promoter region of ABCA1 was comparatively scanned by direct sequencing with pool DNA of high- and low-HDL groups (n=30 for each group). Two polymorphisms, c. - 608A>G and c. - 418T>A, were revealed with reverse allele distribution in the two groups. The two polymorphisms were completely linked and formed only G-A or A-T haplotypes when genotyped in a larger population (n=526). Furthermore, we found that the G-A/G-A genotype was associated with higher HDL and ABCA1 mRNA level than A-T/A-T genotype. Luciferase assay also revealed that G-A haplotype promoter had higher activity than A-T haplotype. Single-nucleotide mutant assay showed that c.-418T>A was the causal mutation for ABCA1 transcription activity alteration. Conclusively, we identified two completely linked SNPs in porcine ABCA1 promoter region which have influence on the plasma HDL level by altering ABCA1 gene transcriptional activity.

  16. High density lipoprotein (HDL promotes glucose uptake in adipocytes and glycogen synthesis in muscle cells.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: High density lipoprotein (HDL was reported to decrease plasma glucose and promote insulin secretion in type 2 diabetes patients. This investigation was designed to determine the effects and mechanisms of HDL on glucose uptake in adipocytes and glycogen synthesis in muscle cells. METHODS AND RESULTS: Actions of HDL on glucose uptake and GLUT4 translocation were assessed with 1-[(3H]-2-deoxyglucose and plasma membrane lawn, respectively, in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Glycogen analysis was performed with amyloglucosidase and glucose oxidase-peroxidase methods in normal and palmitate-treated L6 cells. Small interfering RNA was used to observe role of scavenger receptor type I (SR-BI in glucose uptake of HDL. Corresponding signaling molecules were detected by immunoblotting. HDL stimulated glucose uptake in a time- and concentration-dependent manner in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. GLUT4 translocation was significantly increased by HDL. Glycogen deposition got enhanced in L6 muscle cells paralleling with elevated glycogen synthase kinase3 (GSK3 phosphorylation. Meanwhile, increased phosphorylations of Akt-Ser473 and AMP activated protein kinase (AMPK α were detected in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Glucose uptake and Akt-Ser473 activation but not AMPK-α were diminished in SR-BI knock-down 3T3-L1 cells. CONCLUSIONS: HDL stimulates glucose uptake in 3T3-L1 adipocytes through enhancing GLUT4 translocation by mechanisms involving PI3K/Akt via SR-BI and AMPK signaling pathways, and increases glycogen deposition in L6 muscle cells through promoting GSK3 phosphorylation.

  17. Interactions of Six SNPs in ABCA1gene and Obesity in Low HDL-C Disease in Kazakh of China

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    Ming-hong Yao

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    Full Text Available Objective: To detect the interactions between six functional polymorphisms in ABCA1 and obesity in Kazakhs with low HDL-C levels. Methods: A total of 204 patients with low HDL-C and 207 health control subjects, which were randomly selected from among 5692 adult Kazakhs, were matched for age and sex. We genotyped ABCA1 single nucleotide polymorphisms of rs2515602, rs3890182, rs2275542, rs2230806, rs1800976, and rs4149313. Results: (1 The genotypic and allelic frequencies of rs2515602, rs2230806 and rs4149313 were different between normal HDL-C and low HDL-C subjects, the genotypic frequency of rs2275542 was also different between normal HDL-C and low HDL-C subjects (p < 0.05; (2 the level of HDL-C (rs2515602 and rs2275542 in normal HDL-C subjects were different among the genotypes (p < 0.05; the levels of TC, LDL-C (rs2515602, rs4149313; TG (rs2515602, rs1800976, rs4149313 in low HDL-C patients were different among the genotypes (p < 0.05; (3 interactions between the rs3890182, rs2275542, rs180096, and rs4149313 polymorphisms in ABCA1 gene and obesity may be associated with low HDL-C disease; (4 the C-C-C-A-A-G, T-C-C-A-A-A, T-C-C-A-A-G, C-C-C-A-A-A, C-T-G-G-A-A, and T-T-C-G-A-A haplotypes were significant between the subjects with normal HDL-C and low HDL-C level (p < 0.05. Conclusions: The differences in serum lipid levels between normal HDL-C and low HDL-C subjects among Kazakhs might partly result from ABCA1 gene polymorphisms; ABCA1 gene polymorphisms may be associated with low HDL-C disease; the low HDL-C disease might partly result from interactions between ABCA1 gene polymorphisms and obesity; the C-C-C-A-A-G, T-C-C-A-A-A, and T-C-C-A-A-G haplotypes may serve as risk factors of low HDL-C disease among Kazakhs, the C-C-C-A-A-A, C-T-G-G-A-A, and T-T-C-G-A-A haplotypes may serve as protective factor of low HDL-C disease among Kazakhs.

  18. Densidade e diversidade fenotípica de bactérias diazotróficas não simbióticas em solos da Reserva Biológica Serra dos Toledos, Itajubá (MG

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    Talita Filomena Silva

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    Full Text Available Bactérias diazotróficas não simbióticas (BDNS atuam no desenvolvimento das plantas por meio da fixação biológica de nitrogênio e também pela produção e liberação de substâncias reguladoras do crescimento vegetal. Este estudo objetivou avaliar a densidade e diversidade fenotípica desse grupo de bactérias em fragmentos de solo da Reserva Biológica Serra dos Toledos e entorno, em Itajubá/MG. Essa reserva localiza-se na Área de Proteção Ambiental da Mantiqueira, constituindo-se em uma importante área de recarga e de abrigo à flora e fauna endêmicas. Amostras de solo superficial foram coletadas em áreas com diferentes declividades na reserva, em épocas representativas das estações de inverno (setembro/2006 e verão (abril/2007. A densidade, avaliada pelo número mais provável, utilizando os meios de cultura NFb, JNFb e Fam, para Azospirillum spp., Herbaspirillum spp. e A. amazonense, respectivamente, variou de 0,12 a 75,60 (NMP x 10(5 bactérias g-1 solo seco. Foram obtidos 172 e 174 isolados, respectivamente para as amostras de inverno e verão, dos quais 30 e 55 % apresentaram similaridade igual ou superior a 70 % com as estirpes-tipo Azospirillum brasilense, A. amazonense, A. lipoferum, Herbaspirillum seropedicae e Burkholderia brasilensis. O resultado do comportamento dos isolados com base na tolerância à salinidade nem sempre foi semelhante ao obtido pelas características fenotípicas culturais a 70 % de similaridade, sendo indicado para estudos complementares de diversidade desses organismos. As BDNS apresentam potencial de utilização em estudos de avaliação da qualidade e sustentabilidade de ecossistemas. No entanto, apesar da alta densidade e diversidade fenotípica em solos da reserva, maiores valores foram obtidos no entorno, evidenciando o efeito positivo da cobertura vegetal do tipo gramíneas sobre elas, independentemente da variação climática.

  19. High density lipoprotein (HDL) particles from end-stage renal disease patients are defective in promoting reverse cholesterol transport.

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    Anderson, Josephine L C; Gautier, Thomas; Nijstad, Niels; Tölle, Markus; Schuchardt, Mirjam; van der Giet, Markus; Tietge, Uwe J F

    2017-02-02

    Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) represents the largest cause of mortality in end-stage renal disease (ESRD). CVD in ESRD is not explained by classical CVD risk factors such as HDL cholesterol mass levels making functional alterations of lipoproteins conceivable. HDL functions in atheroprotection by promoting reverse cholesterol transport (RCT), comprising cholesterol efflux from macrophage foam cells, uptake into hepatocytes and final excretion into the feces. ESRD-HDL (n = 15) were compared to healthy control HDL (n = 15) for their capacity to promote in vitro (i) cholesterol efflux from THP-1 macrophage foam cells and (ii) SR-BI-mediated selective uptake into ldla[SR-BI] cells as well as (iii) in vivo RCT. Compared with HDL from controls, ESRD-HDL displayed a significant reduction in mediating cholesterol efflux (p HDL to promote RCT when infused into wild-type mice was significantly impaired (p HDL from healthy controls with hypochloric acid was able to fully mimic the impaired biological activities of ESRD-HDL. In conclusion, we demonstrate that HDL from ESRD patients is dysfunctional in key steps as well as overall RCT, likely due to oxidative modification.

  20. Changes in LDL and HDL subclasses in normal pregnancy and associations with birth weight, birth length and head circumference.

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    Zeljkovic, Aleksandra; Vekic, Jelena; Spasic, Slavica; Jelic-Ivanovic, Zorana; Spasojevic-Kalimanovska, Vesna; Gojkovic, Tamara; Ardalic, Daniela; Mandic-Markovic, Vesna; Cerovic, Nikola; Mikovic, Zeljko

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    Pregnancy is associated with alterations in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) subclasses, but the exact pattern of these variations remains controversial. This study investigates longitudinal changes of plasma LDL and HDL particles distributions during the course of normal pregnancy, as well as associations of maternal LDL and HDL subclasses distributions before delivery with parameters of newborn size. Blood samples were collected from 41 healthy pregnant women throughout entire pregnancy, before delivery and 7 weeks postpartum. LDL and HDL subclasses were determined by gradient gel electrophoresis, while other biochemical parameters were measured by standard laboratory methods. During gestation LDL size significantly decreased (P LDL I (P LDL II (P HDL size and proportions of HDL 2a particles significantly decreased (P HDL 3b and 3c subclasses (P LDL subclasses distribution during gestation was transient, while postpartum HDL subclasses distribution remained shifted toward smaller particles. Higher proportion of LDL IVB in maternal plasma before delivery was an independent predictor of smaller birth weights and lengths, while higher proportions of LDL IVB and HDL 2a subclasses were independent determinants of newborns' smaller head circumferences. Routine gestational and prenatal care in otherwise normal pregnancy could be complemented with evaluation of LDL and HDL particles distribution in order to ensure an adequate size of the newborn.

  1. Effects of Carbohydrate and Dietary Fiber Intake, Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load on HDL Metabolism in Asian Populations.

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    Yanai, Hidekatsu; Katsuyama, Hisayuki; Hamasaki, Hidetaka; Abe, Shinichi; Tada, Norio; Sako, Akahito

    2014-10-01

    High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is a lipoprotein which has anti-atherogenic property by reverse cholesterol transport from the peripheral tissues to liver. Low HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C) levels are associated with the development of coronary artery diseases (CADs). Various epidemiological studies have suggested that the development of CAD increase in individuals with less than 40 mg/dL of HDL-C. In spite of accumulation of evidences which suggest a significant association between low HDL-C and cardiovascular diseases, effects of dietary factors on HDL metabolism remained largely unknown. There may be interracial differences in effects of dietary factors on HDL metabolism. Here we reviewed published articles about effects of carbohydrate and dietary fiber intake, glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL), on HDL-C metabolism, regarding meta-analyses and clinical studies performed in Asian population as important articles. Low carbohydrate intake, GI and GL may be beneficially associated with HDL metabolism. Dietary fiber intake may be favorably associated with HDL metabolism in Asian populations.

  2. Evaluation of HDL-modulating interventions for cardiovascular risk reduction using a systems pharmacology approach[S

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    Gadkar, Kapil; Lu, James; Sahasranaman, Srikumar; Davis, John; Mazer, Norman A.; Ramanujan, Saroja

    2016-01-01

    The recent failures of cholesteryl ester transport protein inhibitor drugs to decrease CVD risk, despite raising HDL cholesterol (HDL-C) levels, suggest that pharmacologic increases in HDL-C may not always reflect elevations in reverse cholesterol transport (RCT), the process by which HDL is believed to exert its beneficial effects. HDL-modulating therapies can affect HDL properties beyond total HDL-C, including particle numbers, size, and composition, and may contribute differently to RCT and CVD risk. The lack of validated easily measurable pharmacodynamic markers to link drug effects to RCT, and ultimately to CVD risk, complicates target and compound selection and evaluation. In this work, we use a systems pharmacology model to contextualize the roles of different HDL targets in cholesterol metabolism and provide quantitative links between HDL-related measurements and the associated changes in RCT rate to support target and compound evaluation in drug development. By quantifying the amount of cholesterol removed from the periphery over the short-term, our simulations show the potential for infused HDL to treat acute CVD. For the primary prevention of CVD, our analysis suggests that the induction of ApoA-I synthesis may be a more viable approach, due to the long-term increase in RCT rate. PMID:26522778

  3. El niño, oscilación del sur (ENOS, con relación a la transmisión de malaria, densidad y paridad de An. albimanus y An. darlingi (diptera: culicidae en dos regiones de Colombia

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    Una fuerte asociación ha sido registrada entre los incrementos en la transmisiónas forzadas por el fenómeno El Niño. Entre las posibles explicaciones para esta asociación está el efecto del clima sobre la dinámica de población de vectores, por ejemplo, generando cambios en la densidad y en las tasas de sobrevivencia de la población, y en la cantidad y calidad de sitios de reproducción, como también a través de cambios en el período de incubación extrínseco del parásito dentro del vector. Con el propósito de evaluar la influencia de ENOS sobre la densidad y paridad de Anopheles albimanus y An. darlingi, y su relación con la transmisión de malaria, se realizó un estudio longitudinal en Chocó y Casanare. En cada área se seleccionaron dos localidades y se realizaron muestreos entomológicos durante una semana cada mes, desde finales de 1997 hasta 1999. Este período cubrió los eventos El Niño 1997 -1998 y La Niña 1998 - 2000. En las localidades de Chocó se observó un importante incremento en el número de casos de malaria durante el evento ENOS, asociado con la temperatura. No se observó una asociación estadísticamente significativa entre los casos de malaria y la precipitación o la humedad relativa. La relación entre el incremento de malaria durante El Niño y las variables entomológicas no fue evidente. La densidad y paridad de ambas especies de vectores fluctuaron durante el período de estudio y no se encontró una asociación significativa entre estas variables y los factores climáticos como la temperatura. La precipitación y la humedad relativa. La densidad de larvas de An. albimanus fluctuó durante el estudio, y mostró altas densidades alrededor de julio - agosto. No se observó asociación entre la densidad de larvas con la densidad de adultos o las variables climáticas. El efecto del evento ENOS sobre las poblaciones de vectores

  4. Estructura metropolitana y funciones de densidad residencial. El caso de la región metropolitana de Barcelona

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    La relación que se establece entre el nivel de densidad residencial y la accesibilidad al lugar de empleo en el interior de una área urbana parece ser más compleja que la supuesta en el Modelo de Ciudad Monocéntrica. Las estimaciones de funciones de densidad residencial más simples, sustentadas en un modelo teórico que suponía una concentración total del empleo en el distrito central y que utilizaban como única medida de accesibilidad la distancia al centro, han dado paso a estimaciones más s...

  5. Estructura metropolitana y funciones de densidad residencial. El caso de la región metropolitana de Barcelona

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    Muñiz, Iván

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    La relación que se establece entre el nivel de densidad residencial y la accesibilidad al lugar de empleo en el interior de una área urbana parece ser más compleja que la supuesta en el Modelo de Ciudad Monocéntrica. Las estimaciones de funciones de densidad residencial más simples, sustentadas en un modelo teórico que suponía una concentración total del empleo en el distrito central y que utilizaban como única medida de accesibilidad la distancia al centro, han dado paso a estimaciones más s...

  6. Densidad poblacional y uso del hábitat de la codorniz Moctezuma (Cyrtonyx montezumae) en Hualtepec, Hidalgo

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    El presente estudio se realizó para determinar la densidad poblacional y el uso del hábitat de la codorniz Moctezuma (Cyrtonyx montezumae) en Hualtepec, Hidalgo, México, en tres tipos de vegetación: bosque, pastizal y zona de transición (ecotono). Dicho sitio se localiza en el extremo oeste de Hidalgo, con área de muestreo de 5 715 ha. Se realizó un muestreo en 55 unidades, para evaluar el uso del hábitat por medio de indicios (excretas, rascaderos, plumas y nidos), y densidad de población, c...

  7. Subclasses of Serum HDL in Hyperlipidemia%高脂血症患者血清HDL亚类的组成

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    徐燕华; 傅明德; 刘秉文; 徐勇霞; 姚佳; 张雪梅

    2003-01-01

    目的探讨高脂血症患者血清HDL亚类组成和相对百分含量的变化及其与血脂水平的关系. 方法采用双向电泳-免疫印迹检测法分析168例高脂血症患者血清HDL亚类组成及相对百分含量. 结果高脂血症患者血清中前β1-HDL、前β2-HDL、HDL3c、HDL3b及HDL3a含量显著增加(P均<0.01或<0.05),而HDL2a及HDL2b含量显著减少(P<0.01).高脂血症患者中男性前β1-HDL及HDL3b含量显著高于女性(P<0.01),HDL2a及HDL2b含量显著低于女性(P<0.01).正常对照者中男性前β1-HDL含量显著高于女性(P<0.05),HDL2b含量显著低于女性(P<0.05).高脂血症患者血清TG含量与前β1-HDL、前β2-HDL、HDL3b及HDL3a水平呈正相关(r=0.583、r=0.196、r=0.130及r=0.370),而与HDL2a及HDL2b水平呈负相关(r=-0.293及r=-0.456);TC含量与前β1-HDL及HDL3b水平呈正相关(r=0.348及r=0.219),而与HDL2b水平呈负相关(r=-0.276);LDL-C含量与HDL3b水平呈正相关(r=0.187);HDL-C含量与前β1-HDL及HDL3a水平呈负相关(r=-0.354及r=-0.292),而与HDL2a及HDL2b(r=0.254及r=0.256)水平呈负相关.TG/HDL-C比值与前β1-HDL、前β2-HDL、HDL3b及HDL3a水平呈正相关(r=0.593、r=0.225、r=0.123及r=0.394),而与HDL2a及HDL2b水平呈负相关(r=-0.317及r=-0.459). 结论高脂血症患者血清HDL颗粒直径呈变小趋势,提示其HDL成熟代谢过程受阻.高脂血症患者血清HDL亚类的变化趋势可能与冠心病具有密切的相关性.

  8. Intracellular cholesterol-binding proteins enhance HDL-mediated cholesterol uptake in cultured primary mouse hepatocytes.

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    Storey, Stephen M; McIntosh, Avery L; Huang, Huan; Landrock, Kerstin K; Martin, Gregory G; Landrock, Danilo; Payne, H Ross; Atshaves, Barbara P; Kier, Ann B; Schroeder, Friedhelm

    2012-04-15

    A major gap in our knowledge of rapid hepatic HDL cholesterol clearance is the role of key intracellular factors that influence this process. Although the reverse cholesterol transport pathway targets HDL to the liver for net elimination of free cholesterol from the body, molecular details governing cholesterol uptake into hepatocytes are not completely understood. Therefore, the effects of sterol carrier protein (SCP)-2 and liver fatty acid-binding protein (L-FABP), high-affinity cholesterol-binding proteins present in hepatocyte cytosol, on HDL-mediated free cholesterol uptake were examined using gene-targeted mouse models, cultured primary hepatocytes, and 22-[N-(7-nitrobenz-2-oxa-1,3-diazol-4-yl)-amino]-23,24-bisnor-5-cholen-3β-ol (NBD-cholesterol). While SCP-2 overexpression enhanced NBD-cholesterol uptake, counterintuitively, SCP-2/SCP-x gene ablation also 1) enhanced the rapid molecular phase of free sterol uptake detectable in cholesterol and 2) differentially enhanced free cholesterol uptake mediated by the HDL3, rather than the HDL2, subfraction. The increased HDL free cholesterol uptake was not due to increased expression or distribution of the HDL receptor [scavenger receptor B1 (SRB1)], proteins regulating SRB1 [postsynaptic density protein (PSD-95)/Drosophila disk large tumor suppressor (dlg)/tight junction protein (ZO1) and 17-kDa membrane-associated protein], or other intracellular cholesterol trafficking proteins (steroidogenic acute response protein D, Niemann Pick C, and oxysterol-binding protein-related proteins). However, expression of L-FABP, the single most prevalent hepatic cytosolic protein that binds cholesterol, was upregulated twofold in SCP-2/SCP-x null hepatocytes. Double-immunogold electron microscopy detected L-FABP sufficiently close to SRB1 for direct interaction, similar to SCP-2. These data suggest a role for L-FABP in HDL cholesterol uptake, a finding confirmed with SCP-2/SCP-x/L-FABP null mice and hepatocytes. Taken together

  9. Alta Velocità e innovazioni tecnologiche e funzionali

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    Emilia Giovanna Trifiletti

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    Full Text Available La realizzazione di linee e di stazioni dell’Alta Velocità, oltre ad influire sullo sviluppo urbanistico delle aree interessate, sta cambiando radicalmente le relazioni spazio-temporali fra i diversi centri urbani connessi dalla rete del trasporto su ferro. Da un lato sono mutate le funzioni assunte dai contenitori-stazione e dall’altro sta mutando la domanda di trasporto che promuove, per le tratte coperte dalle linee dell’Alta Velocità, il treno rispetto all’aereo e alla macchina. In Italia, sulla scia del modello francese, il Gruppo Ferrovie dello Stato RFI, al fine di rendere più confortevole ed efficiente il viaggio sui treni ad Alta Velocità, ha dotato i nuovi treni di numerose innovazioni tecnologiche. Per quanto riguarda l’utilizzo di nuove tecnologie lungo le linee dell’A.V., l’articolo individua la variazione delle abitudini degli utenti al mutare dell’offerta dei servizi predisposti dalle compagnie trasportistiche. La tecnologia utilizzata sui nuovi treni dell’Alta Velocità cambia dunque il concept del viaggio: il valore aggiunto della tecnologia Wi-Fi introdotta sui treni rende la scelta del trasporto su ferro più produttiva rispetto gli altri modi di trasporto quali la macchina o l’aereo. La finalità dell’articolo è da un lato individuare il ruolo urbano assunto delle stazioni dell’Alta Velocità e dall’altro evidenziare come al mutare dell’offerta di trasporto, in termini di servizi offerti ad alto contenuto tecnologico, muta contestualmente anche la domanda di trasporto sul territorio e come tutto questo incida dunque sul governo delle trasformazioni territoriali. Questo è il nuovo importante ruolo della pianificazione: alcune delle nostre più importanti città stanno radicalmente trasformandosi proprio inserendo nei loro cuori le stazioni dell’Alta Velocità come elementi-chiave di accessibilità, vitale per la competitività in tutti i settori economici. Allo stesso modo le stazioni

  10. The LDL-HDL profile determines the risk of atherosclerosis: a mathematical model.

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    Wenrui Hao

    Full Text Available Atherosclerosis, the leading death in the United State, is a disease in which a plaque builds up inside the arteries. As the plaque continues to grow, the shear force of the blood flow through the decreasing cross section of the lumen increases. This force may eventually cause rupture of the plaque, resulting in the formation of thrombus, and possibly heart attack. It has long been recognized that the formation of a plaque relates to the cholesterol concentration in the blood. For example, individuals with LDL above 190 mg/dL and HDL below 40 mg/dL are at high risk, while individuals with LDL below 100 mg/dL and HDL above 50 mg/dL are at no risk. In this paper, we developed a mathematical model of the formation of a plaque, which includes the following key variables: LDL and HDL, free radicals and oxidized LDL, MMP and TIMP, cytockines: MCP-1, IFN-γ, IL-12 and PDGF, and cells: macrophages, foam cells, T cells and smooth muscle cells. The model is given by a system of partial differential equations with in evolving plaque. Simulations of the model show how the combination of the concentrations of LDL and HDL in the blood determine whether a plaque will grow or disappear. More precisely, we create a map, showing the risk of plaque development for any pair of values (LDL,HDL.

  11. MediterrAsian Diet Products That Could Raise HDL-Cholesterol: A Systematic Review

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    Giacosa, Attilio; Morazzoni, Paolo; Guido, Davide; Grassi, Mario; Morandi, Gabriella; Bologna, Chiara; Allegrini, Pietro

    2016-01-01

    Background. High HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C) values are negatively correlated with cardiovascular diseases. This review analyses the effect of the supplementation with various Mediterranean diet products (artichoke, bergamot, and olive oil) and Asian diet products (red yeast rice) on the HDL-C value in dyslipidemic subjects. Methods. A systematic review has been done involving all the English written studies published from the 1st of January 1958 to the 31st of March 2016. Results. The results of this systematic review indicate that the dietary supplementation with red yeast rice, bergamot, artichoke, and virgin olive oil has promising effects on the increase of HDL-C serum levels. The artichoke leaf extract and virgin olive oil appear to be particularly interesting, while bergamot extract needs further research and the effect of red yeast rice seems to be limited to patients with previous myocardial infarction. Conclusions. Various MediterrAsian diet products or natural extracts may represent a potential intervention treatment to raise HDL-C in dyslipidemic subjects. PMID:27882320

  12. The Challenging to Increase HDL-C: the different machanisms and effects evaluation%升高高密度脂蛋白胆固醇(HDL-C)面临的挑战——升HDL-C药物的不同机制和HDL-C升高的疗效评价

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    曲鹏; 王虹艳

    2008-01-01

    高密度脂蛋白胆固醇(HDL-C)水平与发生冠心病的危险性呈负相关.HDL通过促进胆固醇逆转运、改善内皮功能、抗氧化、抗炎和抗血栓而发挥心血管保护作用.HDL已成为冠心病防治工作的新靶点,生活方式和调脂药物的干预能升高HDL-C,然而HDL的功能比HDL-C血浆水平更重要,多项以HDL为靶点新的治疗措施正在研究中,临床上如何评价HDL-C升高的疗效价值及升高HDL-C的药物和策略有着重要意叉.进一步研究HDL的结构、代谢和功能能够深入了解脂质代谢过程和动脉粥样硬化发生机制,使干预HDL成为动脉粥样硬化防治新的目标.

  13. MediterrAsian Diet Products That Could Raise HDL-Cholesterol: A Systematic Review.

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    Rondanelli, Mariangela; Giacosa, Attilio; Morazzoni, Paolo; Guido, Davide; Grassi, Mario; Morandi, Gabriella; Bologna, Chiara; Riva, Antonella; Allegrini, Pietro; Perna, Simone

    2016-01-01

    Background. High HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C) values are negatively correlated with cardiovascular diseases. This review analyses the effect of the supplementation with various Mediterranean diet products (artichoke, bergamot, and olive oil) and Asian diet products (red yeast rice) on the HDL-C value in dyslipidemic subjects. Methods. A systematic review has been done involving all the English written studies published from the 1st of January 1958 to the 31st of March 2016. Results. The results of this systematic review indicate that the dietary supplementation with red yeast rice, bergamot, artichoke, and virgin olive oil has promising effects on the increase of HDL-C serum levels. The artichoke leaf extract and virgin olive oil appear to be particularly interesting, while bergamot extract needs further research and the effect of red yeast rice seems to be limited to patients with previous myocardial infarction. Conclusions. Various MediterrAsian diet products or natural extracts may represent a potential intervention treatment to raise HDL-C in dyslipidemic subjects.

  14. MediterrAsian Diet Products That Could Raise HDL-Cholesterol: A Systematic Review

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    Full Text Available Background. High HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C values are negatively correlated with cardiovascular diseases. This review analyses the effect of the supplementation with various Mediterranean diet products (artichoke, bergamot, and olive oil and Asian diet products (red yeast rice on the HDL-C value in dyslipidemic subjects. Methods. A systematic review has been done involving all the English written studies published from the 1st of January 1958 to the 31st of March 2016. Results. The results of this systematic review indicate that the dietary supplementation with red yeast rice, bergamot, artichoke, and virgin olive oil has promising effects on the increase of HDL-C serum levels. The artichoke leaf extract and virgin olive oil appear to be particularly interesting, while bergamot extract needs further research and the effect of red yeast rice seems to be limited to patients with previous myocardial infarction. Conclusions. Various MediterrAsian diet products or natural extracts may represent a potential intervention treatment to raise HDL-C in dyslipidemic subjects.

  15. 急性脑梗死患者LDL-C/HDL-C比值的变化

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    2016-01-01

    目的:探讨 LDL-C/HDL-C 比值与急性脑梗死患者危险因素的关系及对预后的预测价值。方法:选取急性脑梗死患者38例(梗死组)及同期在我院体检的健康人44例(对照组),分别检测其血浆 LDL、HDL 水平并计算其比值,统计其一般资料和危险因素,并随访1~2年。结果:梗死组的 LDL-C/HDL-C 高于对照组(P0.6的患者不良事件发生率高于 LDL-C/HDL-C<0.6的患者(χ2=12.42,P<0.05)。 LDL-C/HDL-C 比值与不良预后的发生率呈正相关(r=0.68,P<0.05)。结论:LDL/HDL比值是急性脑梗死的独立危险因素,与预后不良事件呈正相关。

  16. The LDL-HDL profile determines the risk of atherosclerosis: a mathematical model.

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    Hao, Wenrui; Friedman, Avner

    2014-01-01

    Atherosclerosis, the leading death in the United State, is a disease in which a plaque builds up inside the arteries. As the plaque continues to grow, the shear force of the blood flow through the decreasing cross section of the lumen increases. This force may eventually cause rupture of the plaque, resulting in the formation of thrombus, and possibly heart attack. It has long been recognized that the formation of a plaque relates to the cholesterol concentration in the blood. For example, individuals with LDL above 190 mg/dL and HDL below 40 mg/dL are at high risk, while individuals with LDL below 100 mg/dL and HDL above 50 mg/dL are at no risk. In this paper, we developed a mathematical model of the formation of a plaque, which includes the following key variables: LDL and HDL, free radicals and oxidized LDL, MMP and TIMP, cytockines: MCP-1, IFN-γ, IL-12 and PDGF, and cells: macrophages, foam cells, T cells and smooth muscle cells. The model is given by a system of partial differential equations with in evolving plaque. Simulations of the model show how the combination of the concentrations of LDL and HDL in the blood determine whether a plaque will grow or disappear. More precisely, we create a map, showing the risk of plaque development for any pair of values (LDL,HDL).

  17. LDL-C、HDL-C和IMT与动脉粥样硬化的关系

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    2013-01-01

    目的 探讨低密度脂蛋白胆固醇(LDL-C)、高密度脂蛋白胆固醇(HDL-C)和颈动脉内中膜厚度(IMT)与动脉粥样硬化(AS)的关系.方法 选取本院2008年6月至2011年6月住院健康体检者120例,其中男78例,女42例,年龄在20岁85之间,平均(50.6±11.5)岁.采用日立7020型全自动生化仪检测患者LDL-C、HDL-C含量;采用日本东芝SSA-520A超声诊断仪测量颈动脉内中膜厚度(IMT);采用SPSS 16.0统计学软件对结果进行分析.结果 动脉粥样硬化患者的LDL-C、HDL-C和IMT与健康对照组相比均差异有统计学意义(P<0.05),LDL-C与AS呈负相关、HDL-C、IMT与AS呈正相关.结论 LDL-C、HDL-C和IMT的是预防动脉粥样硬化疾病的有效指标.

  18. Combination of estrogen replacement and exercise protects against HDL oxidation in post-menopausal women.

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    Lawler, J M; Hu, Z; Green, J S; Crouse, S F; Grandjean, P W; Bounds, R G

    2002-10-01

    The incidence of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women increases following menopause and has been associated with a reduction in circulating estrogen. Increased CVD risk is also perpetuated by sedentary lifestyle. Growing evidence indicates that oxidation of lipoproteins leads to a powerful immune response, disruption of normal lipoprotein function, and deposition of atherosclerotic plaques. For example, once high-density lipoproteins (HDL) are oxidized, they lose the ability to a) participate in reverse transport of cholesterol to the liver, and b) protect low-density lipoproteins (LDL) against oxidation. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of combining estrogen replacement and exercise upon lipid peroxidation of the HDL fraction (HDL-ox). Blood samples were drawn from 34 post-menopausal women from four groups: women who were not receiving estrogen replacement and who were sedentary (NSD) (n = 9); women who were not receiving estrogen replacement and who were participating in regular exercise (NEX) (n = 8); women who were receiving estrogen replacement and who were sedentary (ESD) (n = 8); and women who were receiving estrogen replacement and who were participating in regular exercise (EEX) (n = 9). Total-HDL cholesterol was significantly higher (pexercise in post-menopausal women may be most effective in reducing oxidation of HDL in vivo.

  19. Cell lipid metabolism modulators 2-bromopalmitate, D609, monensin, U18666A and probucol shift discoidal HDL formation to the smaller-sized particles: implications for the mechanism of HDL assembly.

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    Quach, Duyen; Vitali, Cecilia; La, Fiona M; Xiao, Angel X; Millar, John S; Tang, Chongren; Rader, Daniel J; Phillips, Michael C; Lyssenko, Nicholas N

    2016-12-01

    ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1) mediates formation of disc-shaped high-density lipoprotein (HDL) from cell lipid and lipid-free apolipoprotein A-I (apo A-I). Discoidal HDL particles are heterogeneous in physicochemical characteristics for reasons that are understood incompletely. Discoidal lipoprotein particles similar in characteristics and heterogeneity to cell-formed discoidal HDL can be reconstituted from purified lipids and apo A-I by cell-free, physicochemical methods. The heterogeneity of reconstituted HDL (rHDL) is sensitive to the lipid composition of the starting lipid/apo A-I mixture. To determine whether the heterogeneity of cell-formed HDL is similarly sensitive to changes in cell lipids, we investigated four compounds that have well-established effects on cell lipid metabolism and ABCA1-mediated cell cholesterol efflux. 2-Bromopalmitate, D609, monensin and U18666A decreased formation of the larger-sized, but dramatically increased formation of the smaller-sized HDL. 2-Bromopalmitate did not appear to affect ABCA1 activity, subcellular localization or oligomerization, but induced dissolution of the cholesterol-phospholipid complexes in the plasma membrane. Arachidonic and linoleic acids shifted HDL formation to the smaller-sized species. Tangier disease mutations and inhibitors of ABCA1 activity wheat germ agglutinin and AG 490 reduced formation of both larger-sized and smaller-sized HDL. The effect of probucol was similar to the effect of 2-bromopalmitate. Taking rHDL formation as a paradigm, we propose that ABCA1 mutations and activity inhibitors reduce the amount of cell lipid available for HDL formation, and the compounds in the 2-bromopalmitate group and the polyunsaturated fatty acids change cell lipid composition from one that favors formation of the larger-sized HDL particles to one that favors formation of the smaller-sized species.

  20. Relationship Between HDL-C Level of Serum and Prognosis of Essential Hypertension%血清HDL-C水平与原发性高血压预后的关系

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    林小凤; 黄维超

    2015-01-01

    目的 探讨血清高密度脂蛋白(HDL-C)水平与原发性高血压(EH)预后的关系.方法 选取我院收治的EH患者110例作为研究对象,根据血清HDL-C水平分为HDL-C水平减低组(52例)和HDL-C水平正常组(58例),检测两组患者血脂、血压、动脉内膜中膜厚度(IMT)等,随访2年观察预后.结果 HDL-C水平正常组血压、血脂、IMT、BMI均优于HDL-C水平低下组,差异均具有统计学意义(P<0.05);HDL-C水平正常组心肌缺血、心绞痛、脑血管意外的发生率分别为25.86%、17.24%、15.52%,均显著低于HDL-C水平低下组,差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论 EH合并血清HDL-C水平低下会增加EH患者心血管事件的发生率,诱发不良预后.

  1. Observations of HDL components in female probands following an ultra-long distance run of 100 miles.

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    Schriewer, H; Jung, K; Emke, F; Assmann, G

    1985-01-01

    The serum concentrations of total cholesterol and triglycerides as well as the cholesterol, phosphatidyl choline, and apolipoprotein components of HDL were tested in 19 participants immediately before and immediately after a 100-mile run. After the run, taking into account any alterations in total protein, the following changes were observed: a decrease in total cholesterol (p less than 0.001), as well as in triglycerides (p less than 0.05), and an increase in HDL cholesterol (p less than 0.05), and HDL phosphatidyl choline (p less than 0.01). The concentrations of HDL apolipoprotein A-I and HDL apolipoprotein A-II were not affected. The results indicate a change in composition of HDL following extreme prolonged physical exercise in women.

  2. Caracterización de unidades biofísicas a partir de indicadores ambientales en Milpa Alta, Centro de México

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    María de Lourdes Rodríguez Gamiño

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se delimitaron y caracterizaron a las unidades biofísicas a partir de indicadores ambientales en Milpa Alta, Centro de México. Se trazaron las unidades geomorfológicas morfogenéticas que sirvieron de base para la caracterización de las unidades ambientales biofísicas (UAB. Se llevaron a cabo recorridos de campo para la verificación de las UAB y para la toma de muestras de suelos y levantamientos botánicos. En laboratorio se determinaron las propiedades físicas y químicas de los suelos. Se determinaron los indicadores de los factores de relieve, suelo, cobertura vegetal y uso de suelo. Las UAB se caracterizaron considerando los indicadores de relieve, pendiente y altitud; clima, temperatura y precipitación; suelo, humedad, materia orgánica, densidad aparente, pH; vegetación, densidad de la cobertura vegetal y uso de suelo. Las unidades se caracterizan por ser de origen endógeno volcánico acumulativo de flujos lávicos. Los tipos de relieve que predominan en los sitios muestreados son laderas de montaña superiores, medias e inferiores, de flujos lávicos; laderas de montaña superiores, internas y externas, de cono cinerítico; laderas superiores e inferiores de lomeríos medios y bajos; piedemonte acumulativo local; piedemonte acumulativo de lomeríos medios y bajos y planicie aluvial. La caracterización de las UAB mediante los indicadores ambientales permite contar con información básica para la toma de decisiones en el manejo adecuado de los recursos naturales y en la planeación socioambiental.

  3. 影响HDL-CH检测结果准确性的因素

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    郭丽宏

    2001-01-01

    @@ HDL被认为是一种抗动脉粥样硬化的脂蛋白,冠心病的保护因子.HDL-ch含量与动脉管腔狭窄程度呈显著的负相关.在估计心血管的危险因子中HDL-ch的临床意义比胆固醇和甘油三酯高.HDL-ch具有心血管上带走总胆固醇和LDL-ch的作用.故需设法提高结果的准确性,有一定的临床意义. ……

  4. 沉淀法与直接法HDL-c和LDL-c测定研究

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    许希红

    2007-01-01

    目的对直接法和沉淀法测定HDL-c和LDL-c两种测定方法进行比较。方法采用直接法(聚阴离子多聚物/表面活性剂法)与沉淀法(PTA-Mg2+法、PVS法)对92例随机门诊病人分别进行HDL-c和LDL-c测定。结果HDL-c测定两种方法无差别;LDL-c测定两种方法差异显著。结论直接法比沉淀法操作更简便,影响因素少,更适于临床。

  5. Imaging and force measurement of LDL and HDL by AFM in air and liquid.

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    Gan, Chaoye; Ao, Meiying; Liu, Zhanghua; Chen, Yong

    2015-01-01

    The size and biomechanical properties of lipoproteins are tightly correlated with their structures/functions. While atomic force microscopy (AFM) has been used to image lipoproteins the force measurement of these nano-sized particles is missing. We detected that the sizes of LDL and HDL in liquid are close to the commonly known values. The Young's modulus of LDL or HDL is ∼0.4 GPa which is similar to that of some viral capsids or nanovesicles but greatly larger than that of various liposomes. The adhesive force of LDL or HDL is small (∼200 pN). The comparison of AFM detection in air and liquid was also performed which is currently lacking. Our data may provide useful information for better understanding and AFM detection of lipoproteins.

  6. 沉淀法与直接法HDL-c和LDL-c测定研究

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    许希红

    2007-01-01

    目的 对直接法和沉淀法测定HDL-c和LDL-c两种测定方法进行比较.方法 采用直接法(聚阴离子多聚物/表面活性剂法)与沉淀法(PTA-Mg2+法、PVS法)对92例随机门诊病人分别进行HDL-c和LDL-c测定.结果 HDL-c测定两种方法无差别;LDL-c测定两种方法差异显著.结论 直接法比沉淀法操作更简便,影响因素少,更适于临床.

  7. VERHOG HDL MODELING%硬件描述语言Verilog的建模技术

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    蒋敬旗; 胡燕翔; 刘明业

    2001-01-01

    Through analyzing the hierarchical modeling, gate - level modeling, clataflow modeling, behavioral modeling andswitch-level modeling, this paper expounds the modeling method of Verilog HDL. It is useful to study and use the Verilog HDL,and it is also meaningful to constitute the language standard of Verilog HDL in Ghina%通过对Verilog语言的层次化建模、门级建模、数据流级建模、行为建模、开关级建模等各个抽象层次的研究,全面阐述了Verilog的建模方法。对于理解、使用和制订我国的Verilog语言标准会有所帮助。

  8. Symbolic computation of minimal cuts for AltaRica models

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    Griffault, Alain; Point, Gérald; Kuntz, Fabien; Vincent, Aymeric

    2011-01-01

    65 pages; AltaRica tools developped at LaBRI have always been dedicated to model- checking thus focusing analysis onto functional aspects of systems. In this re- port we are interested by a problem encountered in safety assessment or diag- nosis domains: the computation of all failure scenarios. This problem consists to determine preponderant sequences of failures of elementary components that lead the system into a critical state. While model-checkers usually look for a counter-example of a ...

  9. Respuesta de cultivares de girasol a la densidad de población en dos ambientes.

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    Ortegón, Alfredo S.; Díaz, Arturo

    2006-01-01

    Se evaluaron dos híbridos de girasol (Dekalb G-100 y G101) y dos variedades de polinización libre (Rib-77 y Victoria), en tres densidades de población (31.250, 41.660 y 62.500 plantas/ha. El objetivo fue determinar diferencias entre cultivares en dos ciclos de siembra sujetos a las condiciones climáticas del norte del estado de Tamaulipas, México. En 1994 la siembra se estableció en el ciclo considerado como de ‘tardío’ y en 1995 se estableció una segunda siembra en ciclo ‘temprano’. En ambos...

  10. Pre-clinical evaluation of rHDL encapsulated retinoids for the treatment of Neuroblastoma

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    Nirupama eSabnis

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Despite major advances in pediatric cancer research, there has been only modest progress in the survival of children with high risk neuroblastoma (HRNB. The long term survival rates of HRNB in the United States are still only 30-50%. Due to resistance that often develops during therapy, development of new effective strategies is essential to improve the survival and overcome the tendency of HRNB patients to relapse subsequent to initial treatment. Current chemotherapy regimens also have a serious limitation due to off target toxicity. In the present work, we evaluated the potential application of reconstituted high density lipoprotein (rHDL containing fenretinide (FR nanoparticles as a novel approach to current neuroblastoma therapeutics. The characterization and stability studies of rHDL-FR nanoparticles showed small size (<40nm and high encapsulation efficiency. The cytotoxicity studies of free FR vs. rHDL/ FR towards the neuroblastoma cell lines SK-N-SH and SMS-KCNR showed 2.8 and 2 fold lower IC50 values for the rHDL encapsulated FR vs. free FR. More importantly, the IC50 value for retinal pigment epithelial cells (ARPE-19, a recipient of off target toxicity during FR therapy, was over 40 times higher for the rHDL/ FR as compared to that of free FR. The overall improvement in in vitro selective therapeutic efficiency was thus about 100 fold upon encapsulation of the drug into the rHDL nanoparticles. These studies support the potential value of this novel drug delivery platform for treating pediatric cancers in general, and neuroblastoma in particular

  11. Low HDL cholesterol is associated with lower gray matter volume in cognitively healthy adults

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    Michael A Ward

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Dyslipidemia is common in adults and contributes to high rates of cardiovascular disease and may be linked to subsequent neurodegenerative and neurovascular diseases. This study examined whether lower brain volumes and cognition associated with dyslipidemia could be observed in cognitively healthy adults, and whether apolipoprotein E (APOE genotype or family history of Alzheimer’s disease (FHAD alters this effect. Methods: T1-weighted MRI was used to examine regional brain gray matter (GM and white matter (WM in 183 individuals (58.4 ± 8.0 years using voxel-based morphometry. A nonparametric multiple linear regression model was used to assess the effect of high-density lipoprotein (HDL and non-HDL cholesterol, APOE, and FHAD on regional GM and WM volume. A post hoc analysis was used to assess whether any significant correlations found within the volumetric analysis had an effect on cognition. Results: HDL was positively correlated with GM volume in the bilateral temporal poles, middle temporal gyri, temporo-occipital gyri, and left superior temporal gyrus and parahippocampal region. This effect was independent of APOE and FHAD. A significant association between HDL and the Brief Visuospatial Memory Test was found. Additionally, GM volume within the right middle temporal gyrus, the region most affected by HDL, was significantly associated with the Controlled Oral Word Association Test and the Center of Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale. Conclusions: These findings suggest that adults with decreased levels of HDL cholesterol may be experiencing cognitive changes and GM reductions in regions associated with neurodegenerative disease and therefore, may be at greater risk for future cognitive decline.

  12. Densidad estomática en hojas de Retrophyllum rospigliosii (Pilg.

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    Hoyos Gómez Saúl E.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available En R. rospigliosii la mitad de sus hojas sufren una torsión (resupinación, exponiendo su envés ontogénico a la luz y el haz a la sombra. El objetivo de este trabajo fue establecer si la resupinación tiene consecuencias a nivel ecofisiológico y que por esa razón las hojas resupinadas difieran de las no resupinadas en características morfológicas como la densidad estomática. Se encontró que, contrario a lo que ocurre en la mayoría de las especies, los haces ontogénicos de R. rospigliosii presentan una mayor densidad estomática que el envés y que tal polarización de los estomas no cambia por la torsión que sufran las hojas. Se propone que la condición de
    resupinación representa ventajas evolutivas para R. rospigliosii en el manejo del recurso hídrico, teniendo en cuenta que la transpiración disminuye en el haz ontogénico por su menor exposición a la radiación solar, el viento y las temperaturas extremas en las regiones altoandinas, donde se distribuye. Esto representa menor pérdida de agua en las hojas resupinadas. Resultaría interesante revisar otras posibles implicaciones fisiológicas y anatómicas de las hojas de esta
    especie en función de su resupinación.

  13. Estructura y densidad de la red de caminos en la Reserva de la Biosfera Mariposa Monarca

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    María Isabel Ramírez Ramírez

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Por ser parte fundamental de uno de los fenómenos de migración e hibernación más sorprendentes y llamativos del mundo, la Reserva de la Biosfera Mariposa Monarca (RBMM se ha convertido en una de las áreas naturales protegidas más emblemáticas de nuestro país. Sin embargo, sigue enfrentándose a serios problemas de fragmentación, perturbación y pérdida de sus bosques. Uno de los elementos del paisaje que más se ha reconocido como causa y efecto de la perturbación y pérdida de espacios forestales son los caminos. Utilizando mosaicos elaborados con fotografías aéreas digitales de marzo de 2003, escala 1:20 000, y recorridos en campo registrados con GPS, se identificaron 20 574 km de caminos dentro de los límites de la RBMM; 55% del ellos son brechas y 37% veredas, ambos abiertos específicamente para el aprovechamiento forestal. Las carreteras pavimentadas y las terracerías representan, respectivamente, 2 y 6% de la red. Esos 2 574 km de caminos se traducen en una densidad promedio de 4.7 km/km2. No obstante, el análisis a nivel de predio revela valores de densidad aún más altos, especialmente en el lado michoacano, que alcanzan hasta 13.6 km/km2. Asimismo, multiplicando los respectivos tipos de caminos por su ancho promedio de lecho, se encontró que 880 ha de la Reserva están ocupadas por caminos, lo cual tiene serias repercusiones sobre la vegetación, el suelo, la red de drenaje y la accesibilidad a los recursos.

  14. Markers of Systemic Inflammation and Apo-AI Containing HDL Subpopulations in Women with and without Diabetes

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    Giuseppina T. Russo

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    Full Text Available Background. Besides their role in reverse cholesterol transport, HDL particles may affect the atherosclerotic process through the modulation of subclinical inflammation. HDL particles differ in size, composition, and, probably, anti-inflammatory properties. This hypothesis has never been explored in diabetic women, frequently having dysfunctional HDL. The potential relationship between lipid profile, Apo-AI containing HDL subclasses distribution, and common inflammatory markers (hsCRP, IL-6 was examined in 160 coronary heart disease- (CHD- free women with and without type 2 diabetes. Results. Compared to controls, diabetic women showed lower levels of the atheroprotective large α-1, α-2, and pre-α-1 and higher concentration of the small, lipid-poor α-3 HDL particles (P<0.05 all; diabetic women also had higher hsCRP and IL-6 serum levels (age- and BMI-adjusted P<0.001. Overall, HDL subclasses significantly correlated with inflammatory markers: hsCRP inversely correlated with α-1 (P=0.01 and pre-α-1 (P=0.003; IL-6 inversely correlated with α-1 (P=0.003, α-2 (P=0.004, and pre-α-1 (P=0.002 and positively with α-3 HDL (P=0.03. Similar correlations were confirmed at univariate regression analysis. Conclusions. More atheroprotective HDL subclasses are associated with lower levels of inflammatory markers, especially in diabetic women. These data suggest that different HDL subclasses may influence CHD risk also through the modulation of inflammation.

  15. [Lipoproteins HDL and coronary artery disease: a molecular mechanism of fibrate].

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    Kaletha, Krystian; Chodorowski, Zygmunt; Anand, Izabela Sein; Rybakowska, Iwona; Nagel-Starczynowska, Gabriela

    2003-01-01

    The importance of dyslipidemia in the development of cardiovascular disease is now recognized as a central factor of equal, if not greater significance than any other risk factor. Although correction of high level of low-density lipoproteins (LDL) has been regarded now as the main goal of therapy, it has now been reaffirmed that the contribution of low level of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) to the risk of ischaemic heart disease should also be considered. In the therapy of dislipidemias with hipertriglyceridemia and decreased level of HDL lipoprotein fibrates play an especially important role. In the article the molecular mechanism of fibrates action is presented.

  16. Prosopis farcta beans increase HDL cholesterol and decrease LDL cholesterol in ostriches (Struthio camelus).

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    Omidi, Arash; Ansari nik, Hossein; Ghazaghi, Mahmood

    2013-02-01

    Ten blue-neck male ostriches (Struthio camelus) were fed Prosopis farcta beans throughout a 30-day experiment. Blood samples were collected from ostriches on days 0 and 30 to measure levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, triglyceride, total serum protein, albumin, globulin, cholesterol, calcium, inorganic phosphorus, the activity of aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, and γ-glutamyl transferase (γ-GT). From days 0 to 30, HDL cholesterol, total protein, and globulins levels increased significantly whereas LDL cholesterol, inorganic phosphorus, and γ-GT activity decreased significantly.

  17. EFECTO DEL RALEO SOBRE EL CRECIMIENTO Y LA DENSIDAD DE LA MADERA DE Pinus taeda IMPLANTADO EN MISIONES, ARGENTINA

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    Rodolfo Martiarena

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El mayor incremento en crecimiento de la plantación puede causar variación en las propiedades físicas de la madera, pudiendo disminuir la calidad de la misma para la industria. El objetivo del presente trabajo es evaluar el efecto de los tratamientos de raleo sobre el crecimiento y densidad de la madera de Pinus taeda implantado en Misiones, Argentina (25º 59’S - 54º24’O. La plantación se estableció en 1985 con densidad inicial de 1644 pl.ha -1 y se manejó con tres intensidades de raleo (0, 33 y 66 % del área basal del testigo sin ralear, bajo un diseño de bloques completos al azar (3 bloques. A los 20 años se efectuó tala rasa, cuyas densidades eran 711 (0 %, 364 (33 % y 122 (66 % plantas por hectárea, momento en el cual se seleccionaron 45 árboles para determinar la densidad básica de la madera. La misma se determinó a través de la realización de 2.700 probetas. El crecimiento de la plantación fue afectado por la intensidad de raleo, registrando diámetros promedio de 28,7, 34,8 y 45,9 cm, respectivamente, en los tratamientos 0, 33 y 66 % de raleo. El volumen de la plantación, al momento del apeo, fue superior en el tratamiento sin raleo, no obstante el tratamiento 66 % de raleo generó mayor cantidad de madera de grandes dimensiones. La densidad básica como promedio simple y ponderado por volumen no presentó diferencias significativas entre tratamientos. Los valores de densidad ponderada fueron de 0,406, 0,418 y 0,420 g.cm -3 para los tratamientos 0, 33 y 66 % de raleo, respectivamente, mientras que el análisis de correlación entre diámetro y densidad no fue significativo. El estudio mostró que la intensidad de raleo puede ser manejada para maximizar la producción, manteniendo idéntica la calidad de la madera para la industria.

  18. Variación espacio-temporal de la densidad poblacional de erizo rojo Strongylocentrotus franciscanus (Echinodermata: Echinoidea: Strongylocentrotidae en Baja California Spatial and temporal variation of the population density of the red sea urchin Stronngylocenntrotus franciscanus (Echinodermata: Echinoidea: Strongylocentrotidae in Baja California

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    Julio S. Palleiro-Nayar

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Se estimó la densidad poblacional de erizo rojo, Strongylocentrotus franciscanus, en 10 localidades de la costa occidental de Baja California, México, donde se realiza la extracción comercial de este recurso pesquero. Se compararon las estimaciones realizadas en cuatro años muestreados: 2003, 2005, 2006 y 2008. Las variaciones observadas en las localidades analizadas indicaron diferencias espacio-temporales para la densidad de erizo rojo y diferencias en la estructura de tallas, las cuales estuvieron influenciadas principalmente por la intensidad de la pesca y al esporádico reclutamiento en cada sitio. Se encontraron dos localidades (Isla San Jerónimo y Arrecife Sacramento que destacaron por presentar una alta densidad de erizo rojo y una amplia estructura de tallas, predominando individuos de tallas entre 50 a 80 mm diámetro de caparazón, lo que podría indicar que la intensidad de pesca aparentemente tiene un menor efecto que en los otros sitios.Density estimations of red sea urchin Strongylocentrotus franciscanus were recorded in ten sites with commercial fisheries on the west coast of Baja California, Mexico. The estimations for the years 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2008 were compared. The variations observed in the study sites indicate important spatial and temporal differences in density and size structure, influenced by fishing intensity and sporadic recruitment in each site. We found two sites (San Jeronimo Island and Sacramento Reef with a high density and wide size structure; with a predominance of individuals of sizes from 50 to 80 mm with lest impact possible in fishing mortality for all sites.

  19. Emergent biomarkers of residual cardiovascular risk in patients with low HDL-c and/or high triglycerides and average LDL-c concentrations: focus on HDL subpopulations, Oxidized LDL, adiponectin, and uric acid.

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    Mascarenhas-Melo, Filipa; Palavra, Filipe; Marado, Daniela; Sereno, José; Teixeira-Lemos, Edite; Freitas, Isabel; Isabel-Mendonça, Maria; Pinto, Rui; Teixeira, Frederico; Reis, Flávio

    2013-01-01

    This study intended to determine the impact of HDL-c and/or TGs levels on patients with average LDL-c concentration, focusing on lipidic, oxidative, inflammatory, and angiogenic profiles. Patients with cardiovascular risk factors (n = 169) were divided into 4 subgroups, combining normal and low HDL-c with normal and high TGs patients. The following data was analyzed: BP, BMI, waist circumference and serum glucose, Total-c, TGs, LDL-c, oxidized-LDL, total HDL-c and HDL subpopulations, paraoxonase-1 (PON1) activity, hsCRP, uric acid, TNF- α , adiponectin, VEGF, and iCAM1. The two populations with increased TGs levels, regardless of the normal or low HDL-c, presented obesity and higher waist circumference, Total-c, LDL-c, Ox-LDL, and uric acid. Adiponectin concentration was significantly lower and VEGF was higher in the population with cumulative low values of HDL-c and high values of TGs, while HDL quality was reduced in the populations with impaired values of HDL-c and/or TGs, viewed by reduced large and increased small HDL subfractions. In conclusion, in a population with cardiovascular risk factors, low HDL-c and/or high TGs concentrations seem to be associated with a poor cardiometabolic profile, despite average LDL-c levels. This condition, often called residual risk, is better evidenced by using both traditional and nontraditional CV biomarkers, including large and small HDL subfractions, Ox-LDL, adiponectin, VEGF, and uric acid.

  20. Caracterización morfométrica de la cuenca alta del río Sauce Grande.

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    Fernanda Julia Gaspari

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available La cuenca alta del río Sauce Grande abastece el complejo hidráulico Embalse Paso de las Piedras, comportándose como servicio ambiental primordial para el consumo hídrico de Bahía Blanca. El análisis de las características morfométricas y funcionales de una cuenca hidrográfica a través de parámetros de forma, relieve y red de drenaje, es básico en la modelación hidrológica para determinar el movimiento y captación del agua de lluvia. Estos indicadores pueden apoyar una formulación de un Sistema de Pago por Servicios Ambientales, como estrategia básica de ordenamiento territorial y desarrollo local, centrado en la oferta de agua generada por la cuenca. El objetivo fue caracterizar morfométricamente la cuenca alta del río Sauce Grande. La metodología aplicada se basó en establecer y analizar los parámetros morfométricos mediante el uso de Sistemas de Información Geográfica y planillas de cálculo, a partir de un modelo digital del terreno e imágenes satelitales. Los resultados alcanzados definieron que la cuenca posee un área de 1502.6 km2. La longitud axial es de 41.6 km con un ancho promedio de 36.1 km. El Factor de forma (0.87 indica que posee forma alargada, siendo rectangular oblonga según el coeficiente de compacidad de Gravelius (2.8. La longitud del cauce principal es 58.34 km con pendiente media de 0.48 %. La densidad de drenaje es 0.27 km.km-2 y su coeficiente de sinuosidad 1.42. El tiempo de concentración es 11.8 hs. La curva hipsométrica adimensional corresponde a una cuenca con un avanzado grado de desarrollo. Todos estos parámetros facilitan la cuantificación del caudal líquido en la cuenca.

  1. HDL subfractions and very early CAD: novel findings from untreated patients in a Chinese cohort.

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    Zhang, Yan; Zhu, Cheng-Gang; Xu, Rui-Xia; Li, Sha; Li, Xiao-Lin; Guo, Yuan-Lin; Wu, Na-Qiong; Gao, Ying; Qing, Ping; Cui, Chuan-Jue; Sun, Jing; Li, Jian-Jun

    2016-08-04

    Coronary artery disease (CAD) in very young individuals is a rare disease associated with poor prognosis. However, the role of specific lipoprotein subfractions in very young CAD patients (≤45 years) is not established yet. A total of 734 consecutive CAD subjects were enrolled and were classified as very early (n = 81, ≤45), early (n = 304, male: 45-55; female: 45-65), and late (n = 349, male: >55; female: >65) groups. Meanwhile, a group of non-CAD subjects were also enrolled as controls (n = 56, ≤45). The lipoprotein separation was performed using Lipoprint System. As a result, the very early CAD patients have lower large high-density lipoprotein (HDL) subfraction and higher small low-density lipoprotein (LDL) subfraction (p CAD. In the logistic regression analysis, large HDL was inversely [OR 95% CI: 0.872 (0.825-0.922)] while small LDL was positively [1.038 (1.008-1.069)] related to very early CAD. However, after adjusting potential confounders, the association was only significant for large HDL [0.899 (0.848-0.954)]. This study firstly demonstrated that large HDL subfraction was negatively related to very early CAD suggestive of its important role in very early CAD incidence.

  2. Modulation of HDL metabolism : studies in APOE*3-Leiden.CETP mice

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    Haan, Willemke de

    2009-01-01

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in the Western world. CVD is mainly caused by atherosclerosis, for which dyslipidemia, characterized by high a plasma level of (very) low density lipoprotein ((V)LDL) and a low plasma level of high density lipoprotein (HDL), is

  3. HDL and LDL cholesterol significantly influence beta-cell function in type 2 diabetes mellitus

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    Kruit, Janine K; Brunham, Liam R; Verchere, C Bruce; Hayden, Michael R

    2010-01-01

    PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) display significant abnormalities in both LDL and HDL particles. Recent data suggest that these changes in lipoprotein particles could contribute to the pathogenesis of T2DM. In this review, we focus on these abnormalities and discuss

  4. Regulation of the expression of key genes involved in HDL metabolism by unsaturated fatty acids

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    The aim of this study was to determine the effects, and possible mechanisms of action, of unsaturated fatty acids on the expression of genes involved in HDL metabolism in HepG2 cells. The mRNA concentration of target genes was assessed by real time PCR. Protein concentrations were determined by wes...

  5. Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis patients display an altered lipoprotein profile with dysfunctional HDL

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    Jorissen, Winde; Wouters, Elien; Bogie, Jeroen F.; Vanmierlo, Tim; Noben, Jean-Paul; Sviridov, Denis; Hellings, Niels; Somers, Veerle; Valcke, Roland; Vanwijmeersch, Bart; Stinissen, Piet; Mulder, Monique T.; Remaley, Alan T.; Hendriks, Jerome J. A.

    2017-01-01

    Lipoproteins modulate innate and adaptive immune responses. In the chronic inflammatory disease multiple sclerosis (MS), reports on lipoprotein level alterations are inconsistent and it is unclear whether lipoprotein function is affected. Using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, we analysed the lipoprotein profile of relapsing-remitting (RR) MS patients, progressive MS patients and healthy controls (HC). We observed smaller LDL in RRMS patients compared to healthy controls and to progressive MS patients. Furthermore, low-BMI (BMI ≤ 23 kg/m2) RRMS patients show increased levels of small HDL (sHDL), accompanied by larger, triglyceride (TG)-rich VLDL, and a higher lipoprotein insulin resistance (LP-IR) index. These alterations coincide with a reduced serum capacity to accept cholesterol via ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter G1, an impaired ability of HDL3 to suppress inflammatory activity of human monocytes, and modifications of HDL3’s main protein component ApoA-I. In summary, lipoprotein levels and function are altered in RRMS patients, especially in low-BMI patients, which may contribute to disease progression in these patients. PMID:28230201

  6. Plasma HDL cholesterol and risk of myocardial infarction : A mendelian randomisation study

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    Voight, Benjamin F.; Peloso, Gina M.; Orho-Melander, Marju; Frikke-Schmidt, Ruth; Barbalic, Maja; Jensen, Majken K.; Hindy, George; Holm, Hilma; Ding, Eric L.; Johnson, Toby; Schunkert, Heribert; Samani, Nilesh J.; Clarke, Robert; Hopewell, Jemma C.; Thompson, John F.; Li, Mingyao; Thorleifsson, Gudmar; Newton-Cheh, Christopher; Musunuru, Kiran; Pirruccello, James P.; Saleheen, Danish; Chen, Li; Stewart, Alexandre F. R.; Schillert, Arne; Thorsteinsdottir, Unnur; Thorgeirsson, Gudmundur; Anand, Sonia; Engert, James C.; Morgan, Thomas; Spertus, John; Stoll, Monika; Berger, Klaus; Martinelli, Nicola; Girelli, Domenico; McKeown, Pascal P.; Patterson, Christopher C.; Epstein, Stephen E.; Devaney, Joseph; Burnett, Mary-Susan; Mooser, Vincent; Ripatti, Samuli; Surakka, Ida; Nieminen, Markku S.; Sinisalo, Juha; Lokki, Marja-Liisa; Perola, Markus; Havulinna, Aki; de Faire, Ulf; Gigante, Bruna; Ingelsson, Erik; Zeller, Tanja; Wild, Philipp; de Bakker, Paul I. W.; Klungel, Olaf H.; Maitland-van der Zee, Anke-Hilse; Peters, Bas J. M.; de Boer, Anthonius; Grobbee, Diederick E.; Kamphuisen, Pieter W.; Deneer, Vera H. M.; Elbers, Clara C.; Onland-Moret, N. Charlotte; Hofker, Marten H.; Wijmenga, Cisca; Verschuren, W. M. Monique; Boer, Jolanda M. A.; van der Schouw, Yvonne T.; Rasheed, Asif; Frossard, Philippe; Demissie, Serkalem; Willer, Cristen; Do, Ron; Ordovas, Jose M.; Abecasis, Goncalo R.; Boehnke, Michael; Mohlke, Karen L.; Daly, Mark J.; Guiducci, Candace; Burtt, Noel P.; Surti, Aarti; Gonzalez, Elena; Purcell, Shaun; Gabriel, Stacey; Marrugat, Jaume; Peden, John; Erdmann, Jeanette; Diemert, Patrick; Willenborg, Christina; Koenig, Inke R.; Fischer, Marcus; Hengstenberg, Christian; Ziegler, Andreas; Buysschaert, Ian; Lambrechts, Diether; Van de Werf, Frans; Fox, Keith A.; El Mokhtari, Nour Eddine; Rubin, Diana; Schrezenmeir, Juergen; Schreiber, Stefan; Schaefer, Arne; Danesh, John; Blankenberg, Stefan; Roberts, Robert; McPherson, Ruth; Watkins, Hugh; Hall, Alistair S.; Overvad, Kim; Rimm, Eric; Boerwinkle, Eric; Tybjaerg-Hansen, Anne; Cupples, L. Adrienne; Reilly, Muredach P.; Melander, Olle; Mannucci, Pier M.; Ardissino, Diego; Siscovick, David; Elosua, Roberto; Stefansson, Kari; O'Donnell, Christopher J.; Salomaa, Veikko; Rader, Daniel J.; Peltonen, Leena; Schwartz, Stephen M.; Altshuler, David; Kathiresan, Sekar

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    Background High plasma HDL cholesterol is associated with reduced risk of myocardial infarction, but whether this association is causal is unclear. Exploiting the fact that genotypes are randomly assigned at meiosis, are independent of non-genetic confounding, and are unmodified by disease processes

  7. Weather, cultivar and density-dependent processes influence on aphid in alfalfa Influência do clima, da cultivar e de processos dependentes da densidade sobre afídeos em alfafa

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    Alexandre de Almeida e Silva

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available It is important to understand the effects of weather, insect density and plant cultivar on insect abundance to predict and prevent crop production loss. The present work investigated the influence of such factors on aphid in alfalfa during one year (short term. Data was collected from September/1997 to August/1998 at Canchin Farm (CCPSE-EMBRAPA, São Carlos, State of São Paulo, Brazil. Weather conditions had, in general, little effect on the variation of aphid populations, but Therioaphis maculata abundance was negatively correlated to humidity. Moreover, high maximum temperatures and low levels of rainfall possible favored T. maculata high abundance on Crioula and P3 cultivars. Therefore, appropriate management of this species is required during hot and dry periods. Population variation of Acyrthosiphon spp., T. maculata and Aphis craccivora seems to be regulated by density dependent processes. Resistant cultivar CUF 101 had a lower abundance of T. maculata and A. craccivora and a narrower population variation than the other cultivars and may reduce their abundance on field. Long-term studies on population dynamics including the effect of climatic conditions and density-dependent factors on plant quality will contribute to pest management in alfalfa fields.É importante entender os efeitos do clima, da densidade dos insetos e da cultivar sobre a abundância de insetos para se predizer e prevenir perdas na produção das culturas. O objetivo do presente trabalho foi analisar a influência desses fatores sobre afídeos em alfafa no período de um ano. Os dados foram coletados de setembro/1997 a agosto/1998 na Fazenda Canchin (CPPSE-EMBRAPA, São Carlos, São Paulo, Brasil. As condições climáticas, em geral, tiveram pequeno efeito sobre a variação populacional dos afídeos, mas a abundância de Therioaphis maculata esteve negativamente correlacionada à umidade. Além disso, as altas temperaturas máximas e os baixos níveis de precipita

  8. 30例心肌梗死病人血清LDL-C/HDL-C比值的分析%30 examples cardiac arrests patient blood serum LDL-C/HDL-C ratio analysis

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    黄旭东

    2007-01-01

    目的:了解心肌梗死病人血清LDL-C/HDL-C比值与正常人群的差异.方法:对我院2006年1月~2007年6月收治的30例心梗病人的LDL-C/HDL-C检查结果进行回顾性调查,并与200例健康体检人群的结果进行对比.结果:心肌梗死病人的血清LDL-C/HDL-C比值显著升高结论:LDL-C/HDL-C比值与动脉粥样硬化呈正相关,监测危险人群的LDL-C/HDL-C比值对预防动脉粥样硬化的发生有意义.

  9. 30例心肌梗死病人血清LDL-C/HDL-C比值的分析%30 examples cardiac arrests patient blood serum LDL-C/HDL-C ratio analyzes

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    黄旭东

    2007-01-01

    目的:了解心肌梗死病人血清LDL-C/HDL-C比值与正常人群的差异.方法:对我院2006年1月~2007年6月收治的30例心梗病人的LDL-C/HDL-C检查结果进行回顾性调查,并与200例健康体检人群的结果进行对比.结果:心肌梗死病人的血清LDL-C/HDL-C比值显著升高.结论:LDL-C/HDL-C比值与动脉粥样硬化呈正相关,监测危险人群的LDL-C/HDL-C比值对预防动脉粥样硬化的发生有意义.

  10. Increased HDL Size and Enhanced Apo A-I Catabolic Rates Are Associated With Doxorubicin-Induced Proteinuria in New Zealand White Rabbits.

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    López-Olmos, Victoria; Carreón-Torres, Elizabeth; Luna-Luna, María; Flores-Castillo, Cristobal; Martínez-Ramírez, Miriam; Bautista-Pérez, Rocío; Franco, Martha; Sandoval-Zárate, Julio; Roldán, Francisco-Javier; Aranda-Fraustro, Alberto; Soria-Castro, Elizabeth; Muñoz-Vega, Mónica; Fragoso, José-Manuel; Vargas-Alarcón, Gilberto; Pérez-Méndez, Oscar

    2016-03-01

    The catabolism and structure of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) may be the determining factor of their atheroprotective properties. To better understand the role of the kidney in HDL catabolism, here we characterized HDL subclasses and the catabolic rates of apo A-I in a rabbit model of proteinuria. Proteinuria was induced by intravenous administration of doxorubicin in New Zealand white rabbits (n = 10). HDL size and HDL subclass lipids were assessed by electrophoresis of the isolated lipoproteins. The catabolic rate of HDL-apo A-I was evaluated by exogenous radiolabelling with iodine-131. Doxorubicin induced significant proteinuria after 4 weeks (4.47 ± 0.55 vs. 0.30 ± 0.02 g/L of protein in urine, P HDL2b augmented significantly during proteinuria, whereas small HDL3b and HDL3c decreased compared to basal conditions. HDL2b, HDL2a, and HDL3a subclasses were enriched with triacylglycerols in proteinuric animals as determined by the triacylglycerol-to-phospholipid ratio; the cholesterol content in HDL subclasses remained unchanged. The fractional catabolic rate (FCR) of [(131)I]-apo A-I in the proteinuric rabbits was faster (FCR = 0.036 h(-1)) compared to control rabbits group (FCR = 0.026 h(-1), P HDL, whereas PON-1 activity increased in proteinuric rabbits. Proteinuria was associated with an increased number of large HDL2b particles and a decreased number of small HDL3b and 3c. Proteinuria was also connected to an alteration in HDL subclass lipids, apolipoprotein content of HDL, high paraoxonase-1 activity, and a rise in the fractional catabolic rate of the [(131)I]-apo A-I.

  11. Application of pooled genotyping to scan candidate regions for association with HDL cholesterol levels

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    Hinds David A

    2004-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Association studies are used to identify genetic determinants of complex human traits of medical interest. With the large number of validated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs currently available, two limiting factors in association studies are genotyping capability and costs. Pooled DNA genotyping has been proposed as an efficient means of screening SNPs for allele frequency differences in case-control studies and for prioritising them for subsequent individual genotyping analysis. Here, we apply quantitative pooled genotyping followed by individual genotyping and replication to identify associations with human serum high-density lipoprotein (HDL cholesterol levels. The DNA from individuals with low and high HDL cholesterol levels was pooled separately, each pool was amplified by polymerase chain reaction in triplicate and each amplified product was separately hybridised to a high-density oligonucleotide array. Allele frequency differences between case and control groups with low and high HDL cholesterol levels were estimated for 7,283 SNPs distributed across 71 candidate gene regions spanning a total of 17.1 megabases. A novel method was developed to take advantage of independently derived haplotype map information to improve the pooled estimates of allele frequency differences. A subset of SNPs with the largest estimated allele frequency differences between low and high HDL cholesterol groups was chosen for individual genotyping in the study population, as well as in a separate replication population. Four SNPs in a single haplotype block within the cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP gene interval were significantly associated with HDL cholesterol levels in both populations. Our study is among the first to demonstrate the application of pooled genotyping followed by confirmation with individual genotyping to identify genetic determinants of a complex trait.

  12. Postpartum weight retention is associated with elevated ratio of oxidized LDL lipids to HDL-cholesterol.

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    Puhkala, Jatta; Luoto, Riitta; Ahotupa, Markku; Raitanen, Jani; Vasankari, Tommi

    2013-12-01

    Oxidized LDL lipids (ox-LDL) are associated with lifestyle diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. The present study investigated how postpartum weight retention effects on ox-LDL and serum lipids. The study is a nested comparative research of a cluster-randomized controlled trial, NELLI (lifestyle and counselling during pregnancy). During early pregnancy (8-12 weeks) and 1 year postpartum, 141 women participated in measurements for determining of plasma lipids: total cholesterol (T-C), LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C), HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C), triacylglycerols (TAG) and ox-LDL. Subjects were stratified into tertiles (weight loss, unaltered weight and weight gain groups) based on their weight change from baseline to follow-up. Ox-LDL was determined by baseline level of conjugated dienes in LDL lipids. Among the group of weight gainers, concentration of TAG reduced less (-0.14 vs. -0.33, p = 0.002), HDL-C reduced more (-0.31 vs. -0.16, p = 0.003) and ox-LDL/HDL-C ratio increased (3.0 vs. -0.2, p = 0.003) when compared to group of weight loss. Both T-C and LDL-C elevated more (0.14 vs. -0.21, p = 0.008; 0.31 vs. 0.07, p = 0.015) and TAG and ox-LDL reduced less (-0.33 vs. 0.20, p = 0.033; -3.33 vs. -0.68, p = 0.026) in unaltered weight group compared to weight loss group. The women who gained weight developed higher TAG and ox-LDL/HDL-C ratio as compared to those who lost weight. Postpartum weight retention of 3.4 kg or more is associated with atherogenic lipid profile.

  13. An apoA-I mimetic peptide increases LCAT activity in mice through increasing HDL concentration

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    Xun Chen, Charlotte Burton, Xuelei Song, Lesley Mcnamara, Annunziata Langella, Simona Cianetti, Ching H. Chang, Jun Wang

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Lecithin cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT plays a key role in the reverse cholesterol transport (RCT process by converting cholesterol to cholesteryl ester to form mature HDL particles, which in turn deliver cholesterol back to the liver for excretion and catabolism. HDL levels in human plasma are negatively correlated with cardiovascular risk and HDL functions are believed to be more important in atheroprotection. This study investigates whether and how D-4F, an apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I mimetic peptide, influences LCAT activity in the completion of the RCT process. We demonstrated that the apparent rate constant value of the LCAT enzyme reaction gives a measure of LCAT activity and determined the effects of free metals and a reducing agent on LCAT activity, showing an inhibition hierarchy of Zn2+>Mg2+>Ca2+ and no inhibition with β-mercaptoethanol up to 10 mM. We reconstituted nano-disc particles using apoA-I or D-4F with phospholipids. These particles elicited good activity in vitro in the stimulation of cholesterol efflux from macrophages through the ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1. With these particles we studied the LCAT activity and demonstrated that D-4F did not activate LCAT in vitro. Furthermore, we have done in vivo experiments with apoE-null mice and demonstrated that D-4F (20 mg/kg body weight, once daily subcutaneously increased LCAT activity and HDL level as well as apoA-I concentration at 72 hours post initial dosing. Finally, we have established a correlation between HDL concentration and LCAT activity in the D-4F treated mice.

  14. Innovative pharmaceutical interventions in cardiovascular disease: Focusing on the contribution of non-HDL-C/LDL-C-lowering versus HDL-C-raising: A systematic review and meta-analysis of relevant preclinical studies and clinical trials.

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    Kühnast, Susan; Fiocco, Marta; van der Hoorn, José W A; Princen, Hans M G; Jukema, J Wouter

    2015-09-15

    Non-HDL-cholesterol is well recognised as a primary causal risk factor in cardiovascular disease. However, despite consistent epidemiological evidence for an inverse association between HDL-C and coronary heart disease, clinical trials aimed at raising HDL-C (AIM-HIGH, HPS2-THRIVE, dal-OUTCOMES) failed to meet their primary goals. This systematic review and meta-analysis investigated the effects of established and novel treatment strategies, specifically targeting HDL, on inhibition of atherosclerosis in cholesteryl ester transfer protein-expressing animals, and the prevention of clinical events in randomised controlled trials. Linear regression analyses using data from preclinical studies revealed associations for TC and non-HDL-C and lesion area (R(2)=0.258, P=0.045; R(2)=0.760, PHDL-C (R(2)=0.030, P=0.556). In clinical trials, non-fatal myocardial infarction risk was significantly less in the treatment group with pooled odd ratios of 0.87 [0.81; 0.94] for all trials and 0.85 [0.78; 0.93] after excluding some trials due to off-target adverse events, whereas all-cause mortality was not affected (OR 1.05 [0.99-1.10]). Meta-regression analyses revealed a trend towards an association between between-group differences in absolute change from baseline in LDL-C and non-fatal myocardial infarction (P=0.066), whereas no correlation was found for HDL-C (P=0.955). We conclude that the protective role of lowering LDL-C and non-HDL-C is well-established. The contribution of raising HDL-C on inhibition of atherosclerosis and the prevention of cardiovascular disease remains undefined and may be dependent on the mode of action of HDL-C-modification. Nonetheless, treatment strategies aimed at improving HDL function and raising apolipoprotein A-I may be worth exploring.

  15. The Association of Elevated HDL Levels With Carotid Atherosclerosis in Middle-Aged Women With Untreated Essential Hypertension.

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    Triantafyllidi, Helen; Pavlidis, George; Trivilou, Paraskevi; Ikonomidis, Ignatios; Tzortzis, Stavros; Xenogiannis, Iosif; Schoinas, Antonios; Lekakis, John

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    High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), a negative risk factor, is positively associated with a decreased risk of coronary heart disease. We investigated the association between high HDL-C levels and target organ damage (TOD) in never treated women with hypertension. We measured HDL-C levels in 117 women followed by estimation of TODs, that is, pulse wave velocity, microalbuminuria, left ventricular mass index, coronary flow reserve, and carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT). Women were divided into 2 groups (HDLH and HDLL), regarding HDL-C quartiles (upper quartile vs the first 3 lower quartiles). In HDLH group : HDL ≥70 mg/dL), cIMT was nonindependently, negatively related to HDL-C (ρ = -.42, P HDL ≥76.5 mg/dL moderately predicted the absence of carotid atherosclerosis (area under the curve: 0.77, P = .02; confidence interval: 0.57-0.97; sensitivity 73% and specificity 67%). Increased HDL-C may predict the absence of carotid atherosclerosis in middle-age women with untreated essential hypertension and consequently contribute to total cardiovascular risk estimation and treatment planning.

  16. Reference standardization and triglyceride interference of a new homogeneous HDL-cholesterol assay compared with a former chemical precipitation assay

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    C.M. Cobbaert (Christa); M. Nauck; L. Zwang (Louwerens); F. Ceriotti; A. Modenese; P. Cremer; W. Herrmann; G. Hoss; J. Jarausch; R. Turk; W. Marz

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    textabstractA homogeneous HDL-c assay (HDL-H), which uses polyethylene glycol-modified enzymes and sulfated alpha-cyclodextrin, was assessed for precision, accuracy, and cholesterol and triglyceride interference. In addition, its analytical performance was compared with

  17. Enhancing reverse cholesterol transport/raising HDL cholesterol : new options for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease

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    Jukema, J W; Lenselink, M; de Grooth, G J; Boekholdt, S M; Liem, A H; Kuivenhoven, J-A; Kastelein, J J P

    2004-01-01

    High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-c) plays a crucial role in the concept of reverse cholesterol transport and has many other beneficial properties which may interfere with atherogenesis and plaque rupture. Low HDL-c levels are currently considered to be an important risk factor for the devel

  18. Plasma levels of HDL subpopulations and remnant lipoproteins predict the extent of angiographically defined disease in post-menopausal women

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    The association of coronary heart disease (CHD) with subpopulations of triglyceride (TG)-rich lipoproteins and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) is established in men, but has not been well characterized in women. Plasma HDL subpopulation concentrations, quantified by 2-dimensional gel electrophoresis...

  19. Coincubation of PON1, APO A1, and LCAT increases the time HDL is able to prevent LDL oxidation.

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    Hine, David; Mackness, Bharti; Mackness, Mike

    2012-02-01

    The inhibition of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation by high-density lipoprotein (HDL) is a major antiatherogenic property of this lipoprotein. This activity is due, in part, to HDL associated proteins. However, whether these proteins interact in the antioxidant activity of HDL is unknown. LDL was incubated with apolipoprotein A1 (apo A1), lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT), and paraoxonase-1 (PON1) alone or in combination, in the presence or absence of HDL under oxidizing conditions. LDL lipid peroxide concentrations were determined. Apo A1, LCAT, and PON1 all inhibit LDL oxidation in the absence of HDL and enhance the ability of HDL to inhibit LDL oxidation. Their effect was additive rather than synergistic; the combination of these proteins significantly enhanced the length of time LDL was protected from oxidation. This seemed to be due to the ability of PON1 to prevent the oxidative inactivation of LCAT. Apo A1, LCAT, and PON1 can all contribute to the antioxidant activity of HDL in vitro. The combination of apo A1, LCAT, and PON1 prolongs the time that HDL can prevent LDL oxidation, due, at least in part, to the prevention LCAT inactivation.

  20. HDL cholesterol as a residual risk factor for vascular events and all cause mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes

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    Sharif, Shahnam; Van Der Graaf, Yolanda; Nathoe, Hendrik M.; de Valk, Harold W.; Visseren, Frank L J; Westerink, Jan

    2016-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether low HDL cholesterol (HDL-c) levels are a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes and whether it remains a residual risk factor when attaining low LDL cholesterol (LDL-c) treatment goals or when LDL-c is treated with intensi

  1. Genome scan for quantitative trait loci influencing HDL levels: evidence for multilocus inheritance in familial combined hyperlipidemia.

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    Gagnon, France; Jarvik, Gail P; Badzioch, Michael D; Motulsky, Arno G; Brunzell, John D; Wijsman, Ellen M

    2005-09-01

    Several genome scans in search of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) quantitative trait loci (QTLs) have been performed. However, to date the actual identification of genes implicated in the regulation of common forms of HDL abnormalities remains unsuccessful. This may be due, in part, to the oligogenic and multivariate nature of HDL regulation, and potentially, pleiotropy affecting HDL and other lipid-related traits. Using a Bayesian Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) approach, we recently provided evidence of linkage of HDL level variation to the APOA1-C3-A4-A5 gene complex, in familial combined hyperlipidemia pedigrees, with an estimated number of two to three large QTLs remaining to be identified. We also presented results consistent with pleiotropy affecting HDL and triglycerides at the APOA1-C3-A4-A5 gene complex. Here we use the same MCMC analytic strategy, which allows for oligogenic trait models, as well as simultaneous incorporation of covariates, in the context of multipoint analysis. We now present results from a genome scan in search for the additional HDL QTLs in these pedigrees. We provide evidence of linkage for additional HDL QTLs on chromosomes 3p14 and 13q32, with results on chromosome 3 further supported by maximum parametric and variance component LOD scores of 3.0 and 2.6, respectively. Weaker evidence of linkage was also obtained for 7q32, 12q12, 14q31-32 and 16q23-24.

  2. Vulnerabilidad en la cuenca alta del rio Lerma

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    Cedeño Valdiviezo, Alberto; Torres Lima, Pablo

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    La subcuenca Alta del Río Lerma en el Estado de México, importante abastecedor de agua para la Ciudad de México, ha estado expuesta a una fuerte contaminación en los últimos años, misma que ha tenido como consecuencia el Cambio Climático y los consecuentes problemas de salud pública que se están manifestando de diferentes maneras. No obstante, el Estado Mexicano insiste en seguir apoyando a empresas trasnacionales asociadas al cultivo de transgénicos, producción de plaguicidas, pesticidas y P...

  3. Perfil docente para alumnos/as con altas capacidades

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    María Leonor Conejeros-Solar; María Paz Gómez-Arizaga; Elizabeth Donoso-Osorio

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    El presente artículo tiene por objeto determinar un perfil de competencias docentes construido desde la percepción de estudiantes con altas capacidades pertenecientes a un programa universitario para talentos académicos. Se utiliza una metodología cualitativa con una estrategia documental de carácter retrospectivo. Los resultados indican que los estudiantes realizan una evaluación profunda sobre la docencia, incluyendo elementos pedagógicos como flexibilidad, ritmo e integración teoría-prácti...

  4. Knee flexion deformity and patella alta in spastic cerebral palsy.

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    Lotman, D B

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    A study on spastic knee flexion deformity has revealed a recurrence rate of 32 per cent following attempted surgical correction on 170 knees (103 patients). This rate appeared to be unrelated to concomitant surgery for correction of hip and ankle deformity. An additional study demonstrated patella alta in 72 per cent of 100 spastic knees (50 patients) and only 2 per cent and 50 knees of a comparable group of 25 non-spastic patients. It is suggested that restoration of a normal patello-femoral relationship may reduce both the functional disability and recurrence rate of spastic knee flexion deformity when this disease is managed surgically.

  5. Genetic variation in the ABCA1 gene, HDL cholesterol, and risk of ischemic heart disease in the general population

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    Frikke-Schmidt, Ruth

    2010-01-01

    Epidemiological studies consistently demonstrate a strong inverse association between low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and increased risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD). This review focuses on whether both rare and common genetic variation in ABCA1 contributes to plasma...... levels of HDL cholesterol and to risk of IHD in the general population, and further seeks to understand whether low levels of HDL cholesterol per se are causally related to IHD. Studies of the ABCA1 gene demonstrate a general strategy for detecting functional genetic variants, and show that both common...... and rare ABCA1 variants contribute to levels of HDL cholesterol and risk of IHD in the general population. The association between ABCA1 variants and risk of IHD appears, however, to be independent of plasma levels of HDL cholesterol. With the recent identification of the largest number of individuals...

  6. 30例心肌梗死病人血清LDL-C/HDL-C比值的分析

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    黄旭东

    2007-01-01

    目的:了解心肌梗死病人血清LDL-C/HDL-C比值与正常人群的差异。方法:对我院2006年1月~2007年6月收治的30例心梗病人的LDL-C/HDL-C检查结果进行回顾性调查,并与200例健康体检人群的结果进行对比。结果:心肌梗死病人的血清LDL-C/HDL-C比值显著升高结论:LDL-C/HDL-C比值与动脉粥样硬化呈正相关,监测危险人群的LDL-C/HDL-C比值对预防动脉粥样硬化的发生有意义。

  7. Resultados da conjuntivodacriocistorrinostomia com implante de prótese lacrimal de polietileno de baixa densidade

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    Bison Simone

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Estabelecer quais são as complicações pós-operatórias da conjuntivodacriocistorrinostomia (CDCR com implante de prótese lacrimal de polietileno de baixa densidade e relacionar a etiologia da obstrução e o aparecimento destas complicações e, conseqüentemente, o sucesso pós-operatório. Métodos: Foram analisadas 35 vias lacrimais submetidas a conjuntivodacriocistorrinostomia com implante de prótese lacrimal de polietileno. Com a finalidade de estudar as possíveis relações entre as variáveis encontradas (etiologia x complicações e etiologia x sucesso realizou-se o teste exato de Fisher. Resultados: As etiologias de obstrução mais freqüentes foram a dacriocistite crônica e pós-dacriocistorrinostomia que, em conjunto, foram responsáveis por 53,9% dos casos. Os traumatismos ocasionaram 16,3% das obstruções. A taxa de complicações encontrada foi 74,3%. A conjuntivodacriocistorrinostomia apresentou sucesso em uma única intervenção cirúrgica em 9 vias lacrimais (25,7%. Após duas ou mais intervenções cirúrgicas, 17 próteses lacrimais tornaram-se pérvias e bem localizadas (48,6%. O insucesso ocorreu em 9 vias lacrimais (25,7%. Não houve relação estatisticamente significante entre etiologia e ocorrência de complicações nem entre etiologia e sucesso pós-operatório. Conclusões: As complicações encontradas são similares às descritas na literatura e não tiveram relação com a etiologia da obstrução canalicular. O mesmo pode ser considerado no que se refere ao sucesso da conjuntivodacriocistorrinostomia. As vantagens da prótese lacrimal de polietileno de baixa densidade são a grande disponibilidade, a fácil confecção no per-operatório de acordo com o comprimento e o diâmetro do colarete desejados e pode ser substituída pela prótese lacrimal de vidro de borosilicato assim que o edema regrida.

  8. Estudio de la densidad y de la viscosidad de algunos ácidos grasos puros

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    Cedeño González, Fidel Oscar

    1999-10-01

    Full Text Available An experimental study is carried out according to ASTM analysis methods of two physical properties, density and viscosity, of palmitic, stearic and oleic fatty acids; compounds which are present in the deodorization effluents of edible oils, with a view to their physics chemical characterisation needed for the design of surface condensers and freezers that could be employed in the recovery of these effluents. The measures are carried out every 5 °C, from temperatures close to those of solidification in each compound, of great interest in our study, to 100 °C. The values of these properties are contrasted with those that appear in the literature, and the experimental measures are correlated. Values of the density are also obtained applying Rackett's equation and those of dynamic viscosity using Andrade's equation, and then compared with experimental measures. Experimental data of the dynamic viscosity for oleic acid at low temperatures (between 0 and 24 °C are also presented, because of their interest in the design of the previously mentioned equipment.

    En este trabajo se realiza un estudio experimental de acuerdo con los métodos de análisis de la ASTM de las propiedades físicas, densidad y viscosidad en los ácidos grasos palmítico, esteárico y oleico; compuestos que están presentes en los efluentes de la desodorización de aceites comestibles, con vistas a la caracterización físico química necesaria en el diseño de condensadores y congeladores de superficie que pueden aplicarse a la recuperación de estos efluentes. Las medidas se realizan de 5 en 5 °C entre temperaturas muy próximas a las de solidificación en cada compuesto, de gran interés en nuestro estudio, y los 100 °C. Se contrastan los valores de estas propiedades, con los que aparecen en la literatura y se correlacionan las medidas experimentales. También se obtienen valores de la densidad aplicando la ecuación de Rackett y de la viscosidad din

  9. Rentabilidade da cultura da macieira cultivar Gala em duas densidades de plantio Investment return for Gala apple cultivar using two planting densities

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    2002-01-01

    O presente trabalho discute, com base em um estudo de caso, a viabilidade econômica de ampliar a densidade de plantio de macieiras cultivar Gala de 1.000 plantas por hectare para 3.378 plantas por hectare. Os resultados mostraram que a taxa interna de retorno não variou (próxima de 1,61% ao mês), independentemente da densidade utilizada, o que sugere o uso da menor densidade de plantio, uma vez que esta requer um menor volume de recursos financeiros. O custo unitário de produção também se man...

  10. Determinação da densidade de sólidos e líquidos pelo princípio de Arquimedes

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    Montanheiro, Maria Nazareth Stolf

    2004-01-01

    Densidade de sólidos, densidade de líquidos, princípio de Arquimedes, empuxo. Neste trabalho, será apresentada uma experiência simples para determinação de densidade de sólidos e líquidos pelo princípio de Arquimedes, cujo equipamento básico é uma balança comum de laboratório (balança de dois pratos ou com um prato e contrapeso do outro lado).

  11. Estimação de densidades via Misturas de distribuições "Skew"-normal por processos de Dirichlet"

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    Caroline Cavatti Vieira

    2011-01-01

    Este trabalho analisa a estimação de densidades do ponto de vista Bayesiano não-paramétrico. Especificamente, utiliza o modelo hierárquico de misturas por processos de Dirichlet (MDP). O principal objetivo do trabalho é estender o modelo de mistura de distribuições normais por processos de Dirichlet (MNDP) para estimação de densidades, proposto por Escobar e West (1995). Nossa proposta consiste em estimar densidades utilizando um modelo de MDP cujo primeiro estágio é modelado segundo uma mist...

  12. Discordance of Non-HDL and Directly Measured LDL Cholesterol: Which Lipid Measure is Preferred When Calculated LDL Is Inaccurate?

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    Baruch, Lawrence; Chiong, Valerie J; Agarwal, Sanjay; Gupta, Bhanu

    2013-01-01

    Objective. To determine if non-HDL cholesterol (N-HDL) and directly measured LDL cholesterol (D-LDL) are clinically equivalent measurements. Patients and Methods. Eighty-one subjects recruited for 2 cholesterol treatment studies had at least 1 complete fasting lipid panel and D-LDL performed simultaneously; 64 had a second assessment after 4 to 6 weeks, resulting in 145 triads of C-LDL, D-LDL, and N-HDL. To directly compare N-HDL to D-LDL and C-LDL, we normalized the N-HDL by subtracting 30 from the N-HDL (N-HDLA). Results. There was significant correlation between N-HDLA, D-LDL, and C-LDL. Correlation was significantly greater between N-HDLA and C-LDL than between N-HDLA and D-LDL. A greater than 20 mg/dL difference between measures was observed more commonly between N-HDLA and D-LDL, 29%, than between C-LDL and N-HDLA, 11% (P LDL and D-LDL, 17% (P = 0.028). Clinical discordance was most common, and concordance was least common between N-HDL and D-LDL. Conclusions. Our findings suggest that N-HDL cholesterol and D-LDL cholesterol are not clinically equivalent and frequently discordant. As N-HDL may be superior to even C-LDL for predicting events in statin-treated patients, utilizing N-HDL to guide therapy would appear to be preferable to D-LDL when C-LDL is inaccurate.

  13. LIPC variants in the promoter and intron 1 modify HDL-C levels in a sex-specific fashion.

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    Feitosa, Mary F; Myers, Richard H; Pankow, James S; Province, Michael A; Borecki, Ingrid B

    2009-05-01

    We previously reported linkage for plasma levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) on 15q21 in Caucasian families from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Family Heart Study (NHLBI FHS). Hepatic lipase gene (LIPC), which has a major role in lipoprotein metabolism, resides within the linkage region and constitutes an obvious candidate gene. While hepatic lipase is a known player in HDL metabolism, the relationship between common LIPC variants and HDL-C levels remains unclear. In the current study, we employed population-based and family-based tests of association with both quantitative HDL-C levels and a dichotomous dyslipidemia trait (affected men: HDLmen. The less common allele was associated with an increase of approximately 14% in HDL-C levels, and a decrease of approximately 30% in risk of low HDL. In addition, strong association in women of an intron 1 SNP (rs12593008) and low HDL and moderate association in men (rs8028759) with both HDL-C levels and low HDL phenotype were found and may represent either functional single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), or more likely, SNPs in linkage disequilibrium with functional variants. Because of the association of lipid abnormalities with diabetes, and other lifestyle parameters, we also performed association analyses using different covariate adjustments as well as strategically selected sub-samples. The sex-specific association of rs261342, rs12593008 or rs8028759 remained substantially the same through these analyses. Finally, we found that a common haplotype was overtransmitted to offspring with low HDL-C. The sex-specific associations found in our study could be due to the interactions with the endogenous hormonal environment, lifestyle and/or genetic factors, although the underlying physiologic mechanisms are not understood.

  14. Transiciones y rupturas profesionales a contextos de alta clausura sociocultural

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    Margarita Armenta Beltrán

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo describe las principales transiciones por las que atraviesan los educadores que trabajan en contextos adversos, dada su alta complejidad e incertidumbre y las estrategias utilizadas para superar el conflicto emocional generado por tales condiciones. La información empírica se recolectó en dos talleres (reflexión profesional y composición de cartas docentes en los que participaron nueve profesores, una entrevista a profundidad y registros de observación participante. Los resultados revelan que los docentes superaron el conflicto con procesos de transición cíclica desarrollados en cuatro fases: Inestabilidad/ruptura/re-equilibrio/estabilidad. La transición dominante fue la de alta necesidad de clausura cognitiva (TANCC, caracterizada por realizar la reflexión profesional práctica y resolver el conflicto psicológico con estrategias de re-equilibración compensatorias y afrontamiento emocional. Esta información es importante porque da sentido al diseño de programas de formación y desarrollo docentes y también de ayuda pedagógica para profesores principiantes en contextos adversos.

  15. Altas tecnologías, conflictos armados y seguridad humana

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    Elena del Mar García Rico

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El examen de las amenazas para la seguridad y el bienestar de las personas inherentes al concepto de seguridad humana exige ocuparse también de las consecuencias que la utilización de las altas tecnologías puedan ocasionar en relación con los conflictos armados actuales. De ahí que en este trabajo abordemos los cambios relevantes en la naturaleza y características de los nuevos conflictos armados provocados por la celeridad y amplitud en el empleo de altas tecnologías y su desigual distribución entre los beligerantes, tal y como muestran las llamadas guerras de coste cero, de cuarta generación o asimétricas, e incluso las híbridas. Asimismo, el desarrollo reciente de las capacidades militares cibernéticas, de los sistemas de armas autónomos y de los vehículos aéreos no tripulados plantea nuevos retos al Derecho Internacional Humanitario, aspectos contemplados en este estudio.

  16. Technology for Salt Production in the Mixteca Alta

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    Ricardo Antonio León Hernández

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Salt production in the Mixteca Alta is a traditional means of production from prehispanic period, which, despite the economic transformation processes in the colonial period, remained significant features of the traditional process, based on the documented similar models from other productive regions in Mexico. The salt in the novohispanic period was considered a major consumption economic asset due to its use in production processes for the production of new economic products that supported the economy of preindustrial societies (Terán, 2011, p. 71; Williams, 2008. Technology refers to the knowledges for solving human needs arising lifestyle of the cultural groups that develop them. The resources of the natural environment underpin the means of labor that man requires to perform its activities, including economic. The means of production and production processes are technological developments, which involve elements of tangible and intangible order. The study of work processes for salt extraction, are significantly related to the processes of technological evolution that man has developed for the use of natural resources. The economic activities of the primary sector are examples of how humans culturally and economically were inserted in the natural environment (Malpica, 2008, p. 59. This analysis presents a historiographical approach to the study of the processes and the technology required for the extraction of salt in the Mixteca Alta.

  17. Use of solaria to predict weed density and floristic composition in no-till cropping systems Uso de solaria na predição da densidade de ervas daninhas e da composição florística no sistema de semeadura direta

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    Pablo Antonio Calviño

    2006-03-01

    a densidade de espécies com densidades altas e baixas de indivíduos em áreas de 10 ha com o uso apenas de cinco solaria. Espécies com baixas densidades tornam o método particularmente útil para ajudar a decidir o uso ou não de herbicidas para evitar a contaminação da terra.

  18. CRECIMIENTO Y PRODUCTIVIDAD DE CHAYA (Cnidoscolus chayamansa MCVAUGH, EUPHORBIACEAE CON DENSIDAD DE PLANTACIÓN VARIABLE

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    Jesús Mao E. Aguilar Luna

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó el efecto que tiene la competenciainterespecífica en el crecimiento y la productividad de la chayacon densidad de plantación (DP variable, en un suelocalcimórfico de tipo rendzina negra en Noh-Bec, Quintana Roo,México. La chaya se estableció a 1.50 x 3.00 m, utilizando estacassin hojas; se asoció con árboles jóvenes (menores de dosaños de Cedrela odorata y Citrus latifolia en un diseño deplantación en círculo 'Nelder' de 3154 m2. Se establecieron ochoDP de 2602 a 3772 plantas.ha-1 con 10 repeticiones. Lasvariables de respuesta fueron: capacidad de enraizamiento,tasa de crecimiento, índice de vigor, índice de área foliar yproducción de biomasa. El mayor enraizamiento de estacas dechaya se obtuvo de 2889 a 3772 plantas.ha-1; sin embargo, elmejor crecimiento y productividad se obtuvo de 2706 a2889 plantas.ha-1.

  19. Relações hídricas em povoamento de eucalipto com diferentes densidades populacionais

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    F. P. Leite

    1999-03-01

    Full Text Available Em experimento realizado na região de Santa Bárbara (MG, no período de agosto de 1994 a fevereiro de 1995, avaliaram-se a precipitação pluviométrica interna, a evapotranspiração da cultura (ETc e o regime hídrico do solo sob povoamento de Eucalyptus grandis (dos 32 aos 38 meses de idade com densidades populacionais variando de 500 a 5.000 plantas ha-1. A umidade volumétrica do solo, em uma seção de controle de 0 a 285 cm de profundidade, foi determinada quinzenalmente, por meio de moderação de nêutrons. A interceptação de água pelas copas aumentou linearmente com o aumento da população de plantas, enquanto a ETc não foi significativamente influenciada. A umidade do solo tendeu a aumentar com a redução da população de plantas. A umidade do solo em todas as épocas monitoradas nunca apresentou valores inferiores àquele correspondente à água retida à tensão de 1,5 MPa.

  20. Caracterización de las densidades en autómatas celulares binarios unidimensionales con retardo

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    José Manuel Gómez Soto

    2010-01-01

    La caracterización de la densidad en estos autómatas celulares es importante ya que las transmisiones de señales con retardo están en muchos sistemas de la naturaleza. Entre ellos se encuentra la regularización del gen, las neuronas cerebrales y las señales en cascada en organismos multicelulares. Determinar entonces el comportamiento de la densidad en estos modelos nos dirá más acerca del fenómeno que se simula con ellos y acerca del modelo mismo, obtendremos más información sobre que tan robusto es el espacio temporal, cómo cambia su dinámica y cómo se afecta su capacidad de procesamiento de información.

  1. DISTRIBUCIÓN ESPACIAL, COMPOSICIÓN Y DENSIDAD DE EDAFOFAUNA EN HOJARASCA DE BOSQUE Y CAFETAL (MONTENEGRO, COLOMBIA

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    Diana Marcela RUEDA-RAMÍREZ

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Se determinaron los cambios en composición, densidad y distribución espacial de la edafofauna de hojarasca entre dos usos de suelo (cafetal y bosque subandino para entender el efecto del uso de suelo. Asimismo, se establecieron las relaciones entre las variables de la edafofauna y atributos de la hojarasca. Se colectaron muestras de hojarasca superficial durante la época seca y se extrajo la edafofauna, manualmente y mediante embudos Berlese modificados. Esta se identificó hasta el menor nivel taxonómico posible y se clasificó en grupos funcionales . La composición faunística fue diferente entre los usos de suelo. La similitud en la composición fue menor al 50 % en dos de los tres grupos funcionales encontrados, pero la densidad total no presentó diferencias. En general hubo coeficientes de variación altos en la densidad faunística intermuestral para los diferentes grupos taxonómicos y, en consecuencia, una baja detectabilidad del patrón espacial. Sin embargo, se detectó un patrón espacial en la abundancia para Coleoptera, larvas de Diptera y biomasa de hojarasca, en el cafetal. La estructura fue más difícil de detectar en bosque, por los pequeños parches en este. La varianza de la abundancia fue mayor en el cafetal, para todos los grupos, excepto Acaridida y Formicidae. La densidad de Formicidae aumentó al hacerlo la humedad de la hojarasca, pero solo en cafetal. Se concluye que el establecimiento del cafetal afecta de manera diferencial a taxones y grupos funcionales de la edafofauna. Esto sienta las bases para definir los efectos del cambio de uso de suelo y los factores ambientales asociados con la distribución espacial de la edafofauna.

  2. Design and Co-Simulation of Depth Estimation Using Simulink HDL Coder and Modelsim

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    FARIDA MEMON

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available In this paper a novel VHDL design procedure of depth estimation algorithm using HDL (Hardware Description Language Coder is presented. A framework is developed that takes depth estimation algorithm described in MATLAB as input and generates VHDL code, which dramatically decreases the time required to implement an application on FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays. In the first phase, design is carriedout in MATLAB. Using HDL Coder, MATLAB floating- point design is converted to an efficient fixed-point design and generated VHDL Code and test-bench from fixed point MATLAB code. Further, the generated VHDL code of design is verified with co-simulation using Mentor Graphic ModelSim10.3d software. Simulation results are presented which indicate that VHDL simulations match with the MATLAB simulations and confirm the efficiency of presented methodology.

  3. Influência da densidade do solo no desenvolvimento inicial do pinhão-manso cultivado em Latossolo Vermelho eutroférrico

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    Tatiane Ohland

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar a influência da densidade do solo no desenvolvimento inicial da cultura do pinhão-manso. O experimento foi realizado em vasos de 10,6 dm³, em casa de vegetação. O solo utilizado foi o Latossolo Vermelho eutroférrico de textura argilosa, coletado em Marechal Cândido Rondon - PR. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o de blocos casualizados, composto por cinco níveis de densidade do solo (1,08; 1,22; 1,36; 1,50 e 1,64 kg dm-3, com quatro repetições. Após 120 dias da emergência das plantas, foram efetuadas as avaliações biométricas e as relativas ao do tecido vegetal. Houve redução de 25% da altura das plantas, na densidade de 1,64 kg dm-3, quando,comparada com a da densidade de 1,08 kg dm-3. Para o comprimento radicular, a redução foi de aproximadamente 24 , 35 , 54 e 66 % para as densidades de 1,22; 1,36; 1,50 e 1,64 kg dm-3 respectivamente, quando comparadas com o da densidade de 1,08 kg dm-3. A limitação do desenvolvimento da parte aérea ocorreu a partir da densidade estimada de 1,26 kg dm-3, com redução do número de folhas, da área foliar e da produção de matéria seca da parte aérea. O desenvolvimento do sistema radicular e o conteúdo de P e K nas plantas de pinhão-manso reduziram-se linearmente com o aumento da densidade do solo.

  4. Medida de densidades con el picnómetro y de tensión superficial con el estalagmómetro

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    Espinosa Tomás, Julián; Pérez Rodríguez, Jorge; Miret Marí, Juan José; Caballero Caballero, María Teresa

    2010-01-01

    Guión de la práctica de Física de primero de grado de Óptica y Optometría "MEDIDA DE DENSIDADES CON EL PICNÓMETRO Y DE TENSIÓN SUPERFICIAL CON EL ESTALAGMÓMETRO" Objetivos: Medir densidades de sólidos y líquidos. Medir la tensión superficial de un líquido problema con el estalagmómetro.

  5. A lipoprotein lipase gene polymorphism interacts with consumption of alcohol and unsaturated fat to modulate serum HDL-cholesterol concentrations.

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    Baik, Inkyung; Lee, Seungku; Kim, Seong Hwan; Shin, Chol

    2013-10-01

    There are limited data from prospective studies regarding interactions between lipoprotein lipase gene (LPL) and lifestyle factors in association with HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C) concentrations, a biomarker of coronary heart disease risk. Our prospective cohort study investigated the interactive effects of a common LPL polymorphism and lifestyle factors, including obesity, smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity, and dietary intake, on follow-up measurements of HDL-C and triglyceride (TG) concentrations. A total of 5314 Korean men and women aged 40-69 y participated in the study. Serum HDL-C and TG concentrations were measured in all participants at baseline and 6-y follow-up examinations. On the basis of genome-wide association data for HDL-C and TG concentrations, we selected the most significant polymorphism (rs10503669), which was in high linkage disequilibrium with the serine 447 stop (S447×) mutation (D' = 0.99) of LPL. We found that carrying the T allele reflecting the LPL ×447 allele was positively associated with follow-up measurement of HDL-C concentrations (P HDL-C concentration and potential risk factors, we observed interactive effects of the polymorphism and consumption of alcohol (P-interaction unsaturated fat (P-interaction HDL-C concentrations. We also observed interactive effects of the polymorphism and body mass index (P-interaction unsaturated fat to minimize reduction of blood HDL-C concentrations and that obese persons who do not carry the LPL ×447 allele need to control body weight to prevent hypertriglyceridemia.

  6. ApoD mediates binding of HDL to LDL and to growing T24 carcinoma.

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    Sten Braesch-Andersen

    Full Text Available Apolipoprotein (Apo D is an important protein produced in many parts of the body. It is necessary for the development and repair of the brain and protection from oxidative stress. The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which apoD interacts with lipoproteins in human plasma. By using detergent-free ELISA, we show that immobilized monoclonal antibodies against apoD very efficiently bind to low density lipoprotein (LDL from plasma; this binding is as equally efficient as binding to an anti-apoB monoclonal antibody. Adding detergent to the plasma inhibited the binding, suggesting that the binding is dependent on the presence of intact lipoprotein particles. Reversing the system by using immobilized anti-apoB revealed that the affinity of apoD for LDL is rather low, suggesting that multiple bindings are needed for a durable connection. Biosensor experiments using purified lipoproteins also showed that purified apoD and high density lipoprotein 3 (HDL3, a lipoprotein fraction rich in apoD, were both able to bind LDL very efficiently, indicating that the HDL3-LDL interaction may be a physiological consequence of the affinity of apoD for LDL. Furthermore, we found that apoD increases the binding of HDL to actively growing T24 bladder carcinoma cells but not to quiescent, contact-inhibited, confluent T24 cells. This result is especially intriguing given that the T24 supernatant only contained detectable levels of apoD after growth inhibition, raising the possibility that alternating the expression of apoD and a putative apoD-receptor could give direction to the flow of lipids. In the current paper, we conclude that apoD mediates binding of HDL to LDL and to growing T24 carcinomas, thereby highlighting the importance of apoD in lipid metabolism.

  7. ApoD mediates binding of HDL to LDL and to growing T24 carcinoma.

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    Braesch-Andersen, Sten; Beckman, Lena; Paulie, Staffan; Kumagai-Braesch, Makiko

    2014-01-01

    Apolipoprotein (Apo) D is an important protein produced in many parts of the body. It is necessary for the development and repair of the brain and protection from oxidative stress. The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which apoD interacts with lipoproteins in human plasma. By using detergent-free ELISA, we show that immobilized monoclonal antibodies against apoD very efficiently bind to low density lipoprotein (LDL) from plasma; this binding is as equally efficient as binding to an anti-apoB monoclonal antibody. Adding detergent to the plasma inhibited the binding, suggesting that the binding is dependent on the presence of intact lipoprotein particles. Reversing the system by using immobilized anti-apoB revealed that the affinity of apoD for LDL is rather low, suggesting that multiple bindings are needed for a durable connection. Biosensor experiments using purified lipoproteins also showed that purified apoD and high density lipoprotein 3 (HDL3), a lipoprotein fraction rich in apoD, were both able to bind LDL very efficiently, indicating that the HDL3-LDL interaction may be a physiological consequence of the affinity of apoD for LDL. Furthermore, we found that apoD increases the binding of HDL to actively growing T24 bladder carcinoma cells but not to quiescent, contact-inhibited, confluent T24 cells. This result is especially intriguing given that the T24 supernatant only contained detectable levels of apoD after growth inhibition, raising the possibility that alternating the expression of apoD and a putative apoD-receptor could give direction to the flow of lipids. In the current paper, we conclude that apoD mediates binding of HDL to LDL and to growing T24 carcinomas, thereby highlighting the importance of apoD in lipid metabolism.

  8. Paradoxical Negative HDL Cholesterol Response to Atorvastatin and Simvastatin Treatment in Chinese Type 2 Diabetic Patients

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    Chang, Yu-Hung; Lin, Kun-Cheng; Chang, Dao-Ming; Hsieh, Chang-Hsun; Lee, Yau-Jiunn

    2013-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: There is extensive but controversial evidence on the diverse effects of statins on the level of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C). Some of these effects may limit the benefits of statins in terms of cardiovascular risk reduction. To identify the conditions for beneficial effects, this study investigated the response to atorvastatin and simvastatin treatment in type 2 diabetic patients with elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). METHODS: 2,872 subjects wit...

  9. Improvement of HDL- and LDL-cholesterol levels in diabetic subjects by feeding bread containing chitosan.

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    Ausar, S F; Morcillo, M; León, A E; Ribotta, P D; Masih, R; Vilaro Mainero, M; Amigone, J L; Rubin, G; Lescano, C; Castagna, L F; Beltramo, D M; Diaz, G; Bianco, I D

    2003-01-01

    In this work we evaluated the efficacy and safety of a bread formulation containing chitosan in dyslipidemic type 2 diabetic subjects. For this purpose a total of 18 patients were allowed to incorporate to their habitual diets 120 g/day of bread containing 2% (wt/wt) chitosan (chitosan group, n= 9) or standard bread (control group, n= 9). Before the study and after 12 weeks on the modified diet, the following parameters were evaluated: body weight, plasma cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol, triglyceride, and hemoglobin A(1c) (HbA(1c)). Compared with the control group, the patients receiving chitosan-containing bread decreased their mean levels of LDL-cholesterol and significantly increased their mean levels of HDL-cholesterol at the end of the study. There were no significant differences in the body weight, serum triglyceride, and HbA(1c). These results suggest that chitosan incorporated into bread formulations could improve the lipoprotein balance similar to typical biliary salts trappers, increasing the HDL- and lowering the LDL-cholesterol, without changing the triglyceride levels. These results warrant further studies over a longer period of time to evaluate if a persistent improvement in levels of lipoproteins can be attained with this strategy.

  10. The mouse QTL map helps interpret human genome-wide association studies for HDL cholesterol.

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    Leduc, Magalie S; Lyons, Malcolm; Darvishi, Katayoon; Walsh, Kenneth; Sheehan, Susan; Amend, Sarah; Cox, Allison; Orho-Melander, Marju; Kathiresan, Sekar; Paigen, Beverly; Korstanje, Ron

    2011-06-01

    Genome-wide association (GWA) studies represent a powerful strategy for identifying susceptibility genes for complex diseases in human populations but results must be confirmed and replicated. Because of the close homology between mouse and human genomes, the mouse can be used to add evidence to genes suggested by human studies. We used the mouse quantitative trait loci (QTL) map to interpret results from a GWA study for genes associated with plasma HDL cholesterol levels. We first positioned single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) from a human GWA study on the genomic map for mouse HDL QTL. We then used mouse bioinformatics, sequencing, and expression studies to add evidence for one well-known HDL gene (Abca1) and three newly identified genes (Galnt2, Wwox, and Cdh13), thus supporting the results of the human study. For GWA peaks that occur in human haplotype blocks with multiple genes, we examined the homologous regions in the mouse to prioritize the genes using expression, sequencing, and bioinformatics from the mouse model, showing that some genes were unlikely candidates and adding evidence for candidate genes Mvk and Mmab in one haplotype block and Fads1 and Fads2 in the second haplotype block. Our study highlights the value of mouse genetics for evaluating genes found in human GWA studies.

  11. LDL but not HDL increases adiponectin release of primary human adipocytes.

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    Krautbauer, Sabrina; Neumeier, Markus; Eisinger, Kristina; Hader, Yvonne; Dada, Ashraf; Schmitz, Gerd; Aslanidis, Charalampos; Buechler, Christa

    2013-12-01

    Adipocytes in obesity have inappropriately low cholesterol while adiponectin release is reduced. Cholesterol shortage may contribute to low adiponectin and 3T3-L1 cells treated with lovastatin have diminished adiponectin in cell supernatants. LDL and HDL deliver cholesterol to adipocytes. LDL but not HDL increases adiponectin in cell supernatants of primary human adipocytes. The effect of LDL is not blocked by receptor associated protein suggesting that members of the LDL-receptor family are not involved. To evaluate whether these in vitro observations translate into changes in systemic adiponectin, adiponectin was measured in serum of three patients before, immediately after and 3d after LDL-apheresis. Whereas circulating lipoproteins are reduced immediately after apheresis adiponectin is not changed. Therefore, acute lowering of lipoproteins does not affect systemic adiponectin also excluding that plenty of adiponectin is bound to lipoprotein particles. Accordingly, levels of adiponectin in purified lipoproteins are quite low. Familial hypobetalipoproteinemia (FHBL) is a rare disorder associated with low plasma LDL. Serum adiponectin is, however, similar compared to healthy controls. Thus, neither LDL nor HDL directly contributes to circulating adiponectin concentrations.

  12. Signal transduction pathways provide opportunities to enhance HDL and apoAI-dependent reverse cholesterol transport.

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    Mulay, Vishwaroop; Wood, Peta; Rentero, Carles; Enrich, Carlos; Grewal, Thomas

    2012-02-01

    Binding of High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) and its major apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I) to cell surface receptors is believed to initiate a plethora of signaling cascades that promote atheroprotective cell behavior, including the removal of excess cholesterol from lipid-loaded macrophages. More specifically, HDL and apoA-I binding to scavenger receptor BI (SR-BI) and ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter A1 has been shown to activate protein kinase A and C (PKA, PKC), Rac/Rho GTPases, Janus Kinase 2 (JAK2), calmodulin as well as mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK). Some of these signaling events upregulate mobilization of cholesterol from cellular pools, while others promote efflux pathways through increased expression, stability, and cell surface localization of SR-BI and ABCA1. This review aims to summarize the current knowledge of HDL- and apoA-I -induced signal transduction pathways that are linked to cholesterol efflux and discusses the underlying mechanisms that could couple ligand binding to SR-BI and ABCA1 with signaling and cholesterol export. Additional focus is given on the potential of pharmacological intervention to modulate the activity of signaling cascades for the inhibition or regression of cholesterol accumulation in atherosclerotic lesions.

  13. Effects of the BET-inhibitor, RVX-208 on the HDL lipidome and glucose metabolism in individuals with prediabetes

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    Siebel, Andrew L; Trinh, Si Khiang; Formosa, Melissa F

    2016-01-01

    particle size and distribution using NMR spectroscopy. An oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) protocol with oral and infused stable isotope tracers was employed to assess postprandial plasma glucose, indices of insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity, glucose kinetics and lipolysis. Whole plasma and HDL...... (HDL lipidome) and glucose metabolism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty unmedicated males with prediabetes received 100mg b.i.d. RVX-208 and placebo for 29-33days separated by a wash-out period in a randomized, cross-over design trial. Plasma HDL-cholesterol and apoA-I were assessed as well as lipoprotein...

  14. Low HDL cholesterol as a cardiovascular risk factor in rural, urban, and rural-urban migrants: PERU MIGRANT cohort study

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    Lazo-Porras, María; Bernabe-Ortiz, Antonio; Málaga, Germán; Gilman, Robert H.; Acuña-Villaorduña, Ana; Cardenas-Montero, Deborah; Smeeth, Liam; Miranda, J. Jaime

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    Introduction Whilst the relationship between lipids and cardiovascular mortality has been well studied and appears to be controversial, very little has been explored in the context of rural-to-urban migration in low-resource settings. Objective Determine the profile and related factors for HDL-c patterns (isolated and non-isolated low HDL-c) in three population-based groups according to their migration status, and determine the effect of HDL-c patterns on the rates of cardiovascular outcomes (i.e. non-fatal stroke and non-fatal myocardial infarction) and mortality. Methods Cross-sectional and 5-year longitudinal data from the PERU MIGRANT study, designed to assess the effect of migration on cardiovascular risk profiles and mortality in Peru. Two different analyses were performed: first, we estimated prevalence and associated factors with isolated and non-isolated low HDL-c at baseline. Second, using longitudinal information, relative risk ratios (RRR) of composite outcomes of mortality, non-fatal stroke and non-fatal myocardial infarction were calculated according to HDL-c levels at baseline. Results Data from 988 participants, rural (n = 201), rural-to-urban migrants (n = 589), and urban (n = 199) groups, was analysed. Low HDL-c was present in 56.5% (95%CI: 53.4%–59.6%) without differences by study groups. Isolated low HDL-c was found in 36.5% (95%CI: 33.5–39.5%), with differences between study groups. In multivariable analysis, urban group (vs. rural), female gender, overweight and obesity were independently associated with isolated low HDL-c. Only female gender, overweight and obesity were associated with non-isolated low HDL-c. Longitudinal analyses showed that non-isolated low HDL-c increased the risk of negative cardiovascular outcomes (RRR = 3.46; 95%CI: 1.23–9.74). Conclusions Isolated low HDL-c was the most common dyslipidaemia in the study population and was more frequent in rural subjects. Non-isolated low HDL-c increased three-to fourfold

  15. Genetic variation in the ABCA1 gene, HDL cholesterol, and risk of ischemic heart disease in the general population

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    Frikke-Schmidt, Ruth

    2010-01-01

    Epidemiological studies consistently demonstrate a strong inverse association between low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and increased risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD). This review focuses on whether both rare and common genetic variation in ABCA1 contributes to plasma...... levels of HDL cholesterol and to risk of IHD in the general population, and further seeks to understand whether low levels of HDL cholesterol per se are causally related to IHD. Studies of the ABCA1 gene demonstrate a general strategy for detecting functional genetic variants, and show that both common...

  16. UM PERFIL DA EXPANSÃO CANAVIEIRA NA ALTA PAULISTA

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    José Hélio da Silva

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    Full Text Available O artigo procura analisar, com base nos resultados de pesquisa em curso, a expansão da cana-de-açúcar na micro-região da Alta Paulista e seus principais aspectos. Assim, ao final da explanação, chegamos à conclusão de que o esgotamento da agricultura familiar, o empobrecimento e a expropriação dos pequenos produtores, a substituição de áreas anteriormente destinadas à produção de alimentos e atualmente voltadas à monocultura da cana-de-açúcar e o êxodo rural constituem resultado direto da gestão da ideologia do agronegócio, tendência verificada a partir dos anos 90 e altamente difundida no início do século XXI.

  17. Perfil docente para alumnos/as con altas capacidades

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    María Leonor Conejeros-Solar

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo tiene por objeto determinar un perfil de competencias docentes construido desde la percepción de estudiantes con altas capacidades pertenecientes a un programa universitario para talentos académicos. Se utiliza una metodología cualitativa con una estrategia documental de carácter retrospectivo. Los resultados indican que los estudiantes realizan una evaluación profunda sobre la docencia, incluyendo elementos pedagógicos como flexibilidad, ritmo e integración teoría-práctica. Las percepciones de los estudiantes, poco incorporadas en discusiones relativas a la enseñanza, permiten repensar y delinear un perfil de las competencias docentes relevadas para un trabajo pedagógico efectivo con talentosos en el aula.

  18. Plasma pre beta-HDL formation is decreased by atorvastatin treatment in type 2 diabetes mellitus : Role of phospholipid transfer protein

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    Dallinga-Thie, G. M.; van Tol, A.; Dullaart, R. P. F.

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    Atorvastatin lowers plasma phospholipid transfer protein (PLTP) activity, which stimulates pre-beta-HDL, generation in vitro. We determined the effect of atorvastatin on pre-beta-HDL formation and its relation with PLTP activity in type 2 diabetes. Methods: Plasma pre-beta-HDL formation as well as p

  19. Performance of juvenile turbot (Scophthalmus maximus fed varying dietary L-carnitine levels at different stocking densities Desempenho de juvenis de pregado (Scophthalmus maximus em função da densidade de estocagem e de níveis dietéticos de L-carnitina

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    José Fernando Magalhães Gonçalves

    2010-04-01

    (75,6 ± 2,8 g alimentados durante 75 dias a dois níveis dietéticos de L-carnitina (40 ou 240 mg kg¹. Após esse período, determinou-se a excreção de amônia pós-prandial durante 24 horas. Os peixes cultivados na menor densidade, 4 kg m², apresentaram melhores taxas de crescimento e ganho de peso (94-96 g em comparação aos mantidos em altas densidades (80-87 g. A taxa de eficiência proteica foi mais elevada a 4 kg m² (1,33-1,36, do que a densidades de 8 kg m² (0,98 ou 14 kg m² (0,45. A ingestão voluntária de alimento decresceu de 0,70 para 0,56% do peso corporal com o incremento da densidade. A suplementação de carnitina não afetou o crescimento e a composição corporal, com exceção do conteúdo de carnitine da carcaça que passou de 75 a 128 mg kg¹. Peixes alimentados com suplementos de 240 mg L-carnitina apresentam excreção de amônia mais baixa comparativamente aos alimentados com 40 mg L-carnitina (p < 0,05.

  20. Extra-virgin olive oil consumption reduces the age-related decrease in HDL and paraoxonase 1 anti-inflammatory activities.

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    Loued, Soumaya; Berrougui, Hicham; Componova, Pamela; Ikhlef, Souad; Helal, Olfa; Khalil, Abdelouahed

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    Paraoxonase 1 (PON1) is associated with HDL and modulates the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory role of HDL. The goals of the present study were to investigate the effect of ageing and the role of PON1 on the anti-inflammatory activity of HDL, and to determine whether extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) consumption could improve the atheroprotective activity of HDL. HDL and PON1 were isolated from the plasma of ten young (Y-HDL and Y-PON1) and ten elderly (E-HDL and E-PON1) healthy volunteers before and after 12 weeks of EVOO consumption. Inflammation was assessed by measuring intracellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1) expression. THP-1 (human acute monocytic leukaemia cell line) monocyte chemotaxis was measured using a Boyden chamber. Oxidative damage to HDL was assessed by measuring conjugated diene formation and changes in electrophoretic migration. Y-HDL had more anti-inflammatory activity than E-HDL. The conjugated diene content and the electrophoretic mobility of E-HDL were higher than those of Y-HDL. Y-PON1 had significant anti-inflammatory activity, reducing ICAM-1 expression by 32·64 (SD 2·63)%, while E-PON1 had no significant effect. THP-1 chemotaxis measurements confirmed the ICAM-1 expression results. The 12 weeks of EVOO consumption significantly increased the anti-inflammatory activities of both HDL and PON1. The anti-inflammatory activity of HDL was modulated by PON1 and was lower in the elderly volunteers. EVOO consumption increased the anti-inflammatory effect of HDL and reduced the age-related decrease in anti-atherogenic activity.

  1. Lipoprotein metabolism and insulin sensitivity are distinctly modulated in healthy subjects with high and low plasma HDL-cholesterol concentration

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    Camila Canteiro Leança

    2012-01-01

    A síndrome metabólica (SM) e o diabete melito (DM) caracterizam-se por uma série de alterações no metabolismo de lipoproteínas, entre elas a hipertrigliceridemia e a redução nas concentrações de HDL-colesterol (HDL-C). Em estudo prévio demonstramos que indivíduos saudáveis, não obesos, com concentração de HDL-C abaixo de 40mg/dL, quando comparados àqueles com concentração de HDL-C acima de 60mg/dL, apresentam, no plasma, esteróis marcadores de absorção intestinal de colesterol alimentar dimin...

  2. Unacylated Ghrelin is associated with the isolated low HDL-cholesterol obese phenotype independently of insulin resistance and CRP level

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    Nogueira Juan-Patricio

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Low plasma high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-c level is commonly present in obesity and represents an independent cardiovascular risk factor. However, obese patients are a very heterogeneous population and the factors and mechanisms that contribute to low HDL-c remain unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between plasma HDL-c levels and plasma hormonal profiles (insulin, adiponectin, resistin, leptin and ghrelin in subsets of class II and III obese patients. Methods Fasting plasma levels of glucose, total cholesterol, LDL-c, HDL-c, triglycerides, free fatty acids, apoproteins A-I, B-100, B-48, C-II, C-III, insulin, hs-CRP, adipocytokines (adiponectin, resistin, leptin, unacylated ghrelin, body composition (DXA and resting energy expenditure were measured in three subsets of obese patients: 17 metabolically abnormal obese (MAO with metabolic syndrome and the typical metabolic dyslipidaemia, 21 metabolically healthy obese (MHO without metabolic syndrome and with a normal lipid profile, and 21 isolated low HDL-c obese patients (LHO without metabolic syndrome, compared to 21 healthy lean control subjects. Results Insulin resistance (HOMA-IR increased gradually from MHO to LHO and from LHO to MAO patients (p p = 0.032. Conclusions These results suggest that, in class II and III obese patients with an isolated low HDL-c phenotype, unacylated ghrelin is positively associated with HDL-c level independently of insulin resistance and CRP levels, and may contribute to the highly prevalent low HDL-c level seen in obesity.

  3. The Challenges of Genome-Wide Interaction Studies: Lessons to Learn from the Analysis of HDL Blood Levels

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    van Leeuwen, Elisabeth M.; Smouter, Françoise A. S.; Tony Kam-Thong; Nazanin Karbalai; Smith, Albert V.; Harris, Tamara B.; Launer, Lenore J.; Sitlani, Colleen M.; Guo Li; Brody, Jennifer A; Bis, Joshua C.; White, Charles C.; Alok Jaiswal; Oostra, Ben A.; Albert Hofman

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    Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have revealed 74 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) blood levels. This study is, to our knowledge, the first genome-wide interaction study (GWIS) to identify SNPxSNP interactions associated with HDL levels. We performed a GWIS in the Rotterdam Study (RS) cohort I (RS-I) using the GLIDE tool which leverages the massively parallel computing power of Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) to perform l...

  4. 77 FR 38823 - Notice of Availability of the Alta East Wind Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement...

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    ... Draft California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan Amendment (PA) for the Alta East Wind Project... Bureau of Land Management Notice of Availability of the Alta East Wind Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report and Proposed California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment,...

  5. Aclimatação de mudas de acariquara à alta irradiância Acclimation of manwood seedlings to full sunlight

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    Nilvanda dos Santos Magalhães

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar as mudanças fisiológicas que ocorrem em acariquara (Minquartia guianensis durante o processo de aclimatação à alta irradiância, bem como a estratégia de aclimatação dessa espécie. Plantas mantidas em baixa irradiância foram transferidas para alta irradiância por 290 dias. Durante esse período, foi medida a relação entre fluorescência variável e máxima (Fv/Fm, em folhas desenvolvidas à sombra e, após a senescência prematura por foto-oxidação, em folhas aclimatadas ao sol. Ao final do experimento, foram determinadas as características fotossintéticas e anatômicas da folha. A exposição à alta irradiância causou, logo após a transferência, forte fotoinibição e foto-oxidação parcial da folhagem, mas não provocou a morte da planta. Folhas produzidas no ambiente ensolarado apresentaram valores de Fv/Fm similares aos do controle. A fotossíntese saturada por luz e a fotossíntese saturada por CO2 foram 90 e 50% maiores em plantas aclimatadas à alta irradiância. A velocidade máxima de carboxilação da rubisco e a taxa máxima de regeneração da ribulose bisfosfato seguiram a mesma tendência. Folhas produzidas ao sol apresentaram maior densidade estomática e maior espessura foliar. A produção de folhas novas é a principal estratégia de aclimatação da acariquara à alta irradiância.The aim of this work was to determine the physiological changes that occur in manwood (Minquartia guianensis during the acclimation process to high irradiance, and also to determine the acclimation strategy of this species. Plants kept in low light were transferred to high irradiance for 290 days. During this period the ratio between variable fluorescence and maximum fluorescence (Fv/Fm was measured in leaves developed in the shade, and after premature senescence due to photooxidation, in sun-acclimated leaves. At the end of the experimental period the anatomic and photosynthetic

  6. Molecular Dynamics Simulation and Experimental Studies of Gold Nanoparticle Templated HDL-like Nanoparticles for Cholesterol Metabolism Therapeutics.

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    Lai, Cheng-Tsung; Sun, Wangqiang; Palekar, Rohun U; Thaxton, C Shad; Schatz, George C

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    High-density lipoprotein (HDL) plays an important role in the transport and metabolism of cholesterol. Mimics of HDL are being explored as potentially powerful therapeutic agents for removing excess cholesterol from arterial plaques. Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) functionalized with apolipoprotein A-I and with the lipids 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine and 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine-N-[3-(2-pyridyldithio)propionate] have been demonstrated to be robust acceptors of cellular cholesterol. However, detailed structural information about this functionalized HDL AuNP is still lacking. In this study, we have used X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and lecithin/cholesterol acyltransferase activation experiments together with coarse-grained and all-atom molecular dynamics simulations to model the structure and cholesterol uptake properties of the HDL AuNP construct. By simulating different apolipoprotein-loaded AuNPs, we find that lipids are oriented differently in regions with and without apoA-I. We also show that in this functionalized HDL AuNP, the distribution of cholesteryl ester maintains a reverse concentration gradient that is similar to the gradient found in native HDL.

  7. Plasma HDL reduces nonesterified fatty acid hydroperoxides originating from oxidized LDL: a mechanism for its antioxidant ability.

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    Kotosai, Mari; Shimada, Sachiko; Kanda, Mai; Matsuda, Namiko; Sekido, Keiko; Shimizu, Yoshibumi; Tokumura, Akira; Nakamura, Toshiyuki; Murota, Kaeko; Kawai, Yoshichika; Terao, Junji

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    The antioxidant property of plasma high-density lipoprotein (HDL) is thought to be involved in potential anti-atherogenic effects but the exact mechanism is not known. We aimed to reveal the contribution of HDL on the elimination of lipid hydroperoxides (LOOH) derived from oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL). Oxidized LDL prepared by copper ion-induced oxidation contained nonesterified fatty acid hydroperoxides (FFA-OOH) and lysophosphatidylcholine (lysoPtdCho), in addition to cholesteryl ester hydroperoxides (CE-OOH) and phosphatidylcholine hydroperoxides (PtdCho-OOH). A platelet-activating factor-acetylhydrolase (PAF-AH) inhibitor suppressed formation of FFA-OOH and lysoPtdCho in oxidized LDL. Among LOOH species, FFA-OOH was preferentially reduced by incubating oxidized LDL with HDL. HDL exhibited selective FFA-OOH reducing ability if it was mixed with a liposomal solution containing FFA-OOH, CE-OOH and PtdCho-OOH. Two-electron reduction of the hydroperoxy group to the hydroxy group was confirmed by the formation of 13-hydroxyoctadecadienoic acid from 13-hydroperoxyoctadecadienoic acid in HPLC analyses. This reducing effect was also found in apolipoprotein A-1 (apoA-1). FFA-OOH released from PtdCho-OOH due to PAF-AH activity in oxidized LDL undergo two-electron reduction by the reducing ability of apoA1 in HDL. This preferential reduction of FFA-OOH may participate in the mechanism of the antioxidant property of HDL.

  8. Comparative Analysis on Genomes from Oryza alta and Oryza latifolia by C0t-1 DNA

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    WANG De-bin; WANG Yang; WU Qi; ZHAO Hou-ming; LI Gang; QIN Rui; WANG Chun-tai; LIU Hong

    2010-01-01

    In order to reveal the origin and evolutionary relationship between two CCDD genome species, Oryza alta and Oryza latifolia, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) was adopted to analyze the genomes of the two species with C0t-1 DNA from O. alta as a probe. Karyotype was also comparatively analyzed between O. alta and O. latifolia based on their similar band patterns of the hybridization signals. There were a high homology and close relationship between O. alta and O. latifolia, however, the distinction between the hybridization signals was also clear. C0t-1 DNA was proved to be species- and genome type-specific. It is suggested that C0t-1 DNA-FISH could be more efficient to analyze the genomic relationship between different species. According to the comparative analysis of highly and moderately repetitive DNA sequences between the two allotetraploidy species, O. alta and O. latifolia, the possible origin and evolutionary mechanism of allotetraploidy of Oryza were discussed.

  9. Proteome profiles of HDL particles of patients with chronic heart failure are associated with immune response and also include bacteria proteins.

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    Oberbach, Andreas; Adams, Volker; Schlichting, Nadine; Heinrich, Marco; Kullnick, Yvonne; Lehmann, Stefanie; Lehmann, Sven; Feder, Stefan; Correia, Joao Carlos; Mohr, Friedrich-Wilhelm; Völker, Uwe; Jehmlich, Nico

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    Besides modulation of reverse cholesterol transport, high density lipoprotein (HDL) is able to modulate vascular function by stimulating endothelial nitric oxide synthase. Recently, it could be documented that this function of HDL was significantly impaired in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). We investigated alterations in the HDL proteome in CHF patients. Therefore, HDL was isolated from 5 controls (HDLhealthy) and 5 CHF patients of NYHA-class IIIb (HDLCHF). Proteome analysis of HDL particles was performed by two-dimensional liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (SCX/RP LC-MS/MS). In total, we identified 494 distinct proteins, of which 107 proteins were commonly found in both groups (HDLCHF and HDLhealthy) indicating a high inter-subject variability across HDL particles. Several important proteins (e.g. ITGA2, APBA1 or A2M) varied in level. Functional analysis revealed regulated pathways. A minor proportion of bacteria-derived proteins were also identified in the HDL-particles. The extension of the list of HDL-associated proteins allows besides their mere description new insights into alterations in HDL function in diseases. In addition, the detection of bacterial proteins bound to HDL will broaden our view of HDL not only as a cholesterol carrier but also as a carrier of proteins.

  10. Monitorización del estrés hídrico en un olivar en seto de alta densidad con sondas de presión de turgencia en hojas

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    Rodríguez Domínguez, Celia M.

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    70 páginas.-- 15 figuras.-- 1 tabla.-- 71 referencias.-- Curso 2010-2011. Trabajo de iniciación a la investigación. Memoria para optar al Diploma de Estudios Avanzados por la Universidad de Sevilla. Línea de investigación "Efecto medioambiental de los fertilizantes y el riego en la agricultura"

  11. Dosimetry characterization and clinical application of Exa skin: Bolus of high of high density for use with photons; Caracterizacion dosimetrica y aplicacion clinica de Exaskin: bolus de alta densidad para uso con fotones

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    Ortiz Seidel, M.; Velazquez Miranda, S.

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    Bolus of high density eXaSkin of density 1.6 g/cm{sub 3} is calculated correctly in the planning systems, is easy to use and generates optimum coupling with the radiation area, at the same time which is easily reproducible in their placement, avoiding the use of electron beams. On the other hand its behavior varies very slightly with the presence of air gaps. (Author)

  12. Triglycerides and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol are associated with insulinemia in adolescents Triglicéridos y colesterol de lipóproteína de alta densidad asociados con insulina en adolescentes

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    Guadalupe Ramírez-López; Clicerio González-Villalpando; Jorge Salmerón; Manuel González-Ortiz; Victoria Valles-Sánchez

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    OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between lipids and insulin concentration in adolescents. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 350 adolescents aged 14-19 years old from a public high school in Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, was conducted. Fasting insulin concentration was determined using microparticle enzyme immunoassay; total cholesterol and triglycerides were detected by standard enzymatic procedures; and low- and high-density lipo...

  13. Preparation and characterization of high density polyethylene and residual fibre of Attalea funifera Mart (piacava) composites; Preparacao e caracterizacao de compositos de polietileno de alta densidade com residuos de fibras de piacava da especie Attalea funifera Mart

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    Agrela, Sara P.; Guimaraes, Danilo H.; Jose, Nadia M., E-mail: saraagrela@hotmail.co [Universidade Federal da Bahia (GECIM/IQ/UFBA), Salvador, BA (Brazil). Inst. de Quimica. Grupo de Energia e Ciencias dos Materiais; Carvalho, Gleidson G.P. [Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, BA (Brazil). Escola de Medicina Veterinaria. Dept. de Producao Animal; Carvalho, Ricardo F. [Universidade Federal da Bahia (EP/UFBA), Salvador, BA (Brazil). Escola Politecnica. Curso de Mestrado em Engenharia Ambiental Urbana

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    The use of natural fiber reinforcement thermoplastic polymer is continuously increasing. This fact is manly due to its advantages as low cost, availability, recyclability, low energy demand and then environmental appeal if compared to synthetics fibers. The composites were prepared in different fiber volume ratios (5%, 10% and 20%) mixed with high density polyethylene (HDPE) and heated at 190 deg C. Thermogravimetric analysis and differential scanning calorimetry were used to investigate thermal stability. The composites structure was characterized by Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffractometry. Fiber and residue of piassava (Attalea funifera Mart) chemical composition were determined by Van Soest Method. The results indicate that thermo stability of the composites of HDPE prepared with fiber volume ratios up to 20% is only slightly lowered. (author)

  14. Caracterização de compósitos produzidos com polietileno de alta densidade (HDPE e serragem da indústria moveleira - parte II - extrusão em dupla-rosca

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    Éverton Hillig

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    Full Text Available In this work, wood plastic composites made of HDPE and different types of wood sawdust generate at furniture industries are characterised. The equipment used was a 19 mm co-rotating twin-screw extruder, complementing previous studies where the composites were mixed using a single-screw extruder. Temperatures of 180oC were applied at the five heating zones, rotating at 150 rpm with a flux of 1 kg.h-1. Residues of MDF, of loblolly pine and of eucalypt wood were used, and were mixed into the HDPE with a coupling agent (anhydride maleic. Physical characterization of the composites was performed by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC and by scanning electronic microscopy. In addition, the mechanical properties of tension, static bending and impact were analysed, according to ASTM D638, D790 and D256. All types of sawdust acted as a nucleate agent, since the composites showed a crystallinity index higher than pure HDPE. Also, it was observed that the type of sawdust influenced fibre¿s dispersion in the polymeric matrix. The mechanical tests showed differences in the properties of the composites made of different types of sawdust. In general, inclusion of MDF sawdust resulted in composites with higher bending strength and impact work than those containing eucalypt and pine. Comparing results obtained using a single-screw extruder and values obtained in this study, it can be concluded that the properties of the wood are more effectively transferred to the composite using a double-screw extruder.

  15. Características de compósitos laminados manufaturados com polietileno de alta densidade (PEAD e diferentes proporções de casca de arroz e partículas de madeira

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    Dalva Teresinha Pauleski

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to analyse the feasibility of the utilization of rice husks and wood particles in the manufacture of wood plastic composites, in a way similar to particleboard fabrication. The composites were made with rice husks and Eucalyptus grandis wood particles, pure or mixed, in proportions of 0, 25, 50, 75 and 100% of ovendry weight. High density polyethylene (HDPE was used as matrix in the manufacture in three proportions: 60, 75, and 90%. Bending properties, internal bond, water absorption and thickness swelling after 24 hours of water soaking and after 15 soaking cycles were evaluated. The values of bending properties were influenced by the density of the composite. In the case of internal bond, the values were within the limits established by commercial particleboard standards, being the HDPE proportion the parameter of higher correlation with this property. Rice husk caused lower thickness swelling and, independently of the type of raw material utilised, the values decreased with the increase of HDPE. Combinations with larger percentages of HDPE presented minimal values or, in some cases, null of water absorption. For the water absorption and thickness swelling after 15 cycles the behavior was similar to that of the 24 hour period. Results allowed concluding that the composites made with HDPE, rice husks and wood particles pure or mixed present good quality, evidencing the adequacy of these raw material and process in manufacturing this type of panel.

  16. Densidade populacional e seu efeito na produtividade da mamoneira BRS Energia sob cultivo irrigado

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    Gibran da Silva Alves

    Full Text Available RESUMOA mamoneira é uma planta oleaginosa arbustiva e o óleo de suas sementes possui inúmeras aplicações industriais. No Nordeste do Brasil destaca-se como alternativa para geração de emprego e renda na agricultura familiar. Contudo, na atualidade tem-se dado ênfase ao seu emprego na produção de combustível renovável (biodiesel. A escolha do espaçamento e da época de plantio adequados são passos tecnológicos básicos, que podem favorecer uma maior produção de grãos por planta pelo surgimento de mais racemos por planta com maior tamanho e número de frutos. Objetivou-se com o presente trabalho estudar os efeitos de diferentes populações de plantas de mamoneira (Ricinus communis L. cv. BRS Energia quanto ao teor de óleo e produtividade. O experimento foi conduzido na Fazenda Experimental da Embrapa Algodão, localizada no município de Barbalha-CE, onde se trabalhou em delineamento aleatorizado em blocos com cinco populações de plantas (10.000; 16.666; 25.000; 50.000 e 100.000 plantas ha-1 com quatro blocos. Utilizou-se o método de irrigação por aspersão. Com base nos resultados do estudo, verificou-se que o crescimento das plantas aumentou em função do incremento da população de 10.000 até 100.000 plantas ha-1, a produtividade de grãos foi ajustada em função das populações testadas, o teor de óleo decresceu com o aumento da densidade populacional, os componentes de produção estudados decresceram com o aumento da população de plantas no intervalo considerado.

  17. A COCONUT EXTRA VIRGIN OIL-RICH DIET INCREASES HDL CHOLESTEROL AND DECREASES WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE AND BODY MASS IN CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE PATIENTS.

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    Cardoso, Diuli A; Moreira, Annie S B; de Oliveira, Glaucia M M; Raggio Luiz, Ronir; Rosa, Glorimar

    2015-11-01

    Introducción: el aceite de coco (Cocos nucifera L.) virgen extra contiene una alta proporción de ácidos grasos de cadena media que parecen contribuir a la reducción del peso y podría ayudar en la prevención secundaria de la enfermedad arterial coronaria (EAC). Objetivo: evaluar el efecto del tratamiento nutricional asociado con el consumo de aceite de coco virgen extra en los parámetros antropométricos y el perfil lipídico. Métodos: se realizó un estudio longitudinal de 116 adultos de ambos sexos que presentan CAD. Los pacientes fueron seguidos en dos etapas: en la primera etapa (basal-3 meses), se llevo a cabo un tratamiento nutricional intensivo. En la segunda etapa (3-6 días), los sujetos fueron divididos en dos grupos: grupo asociado con el consumo de aceite extra virgen de coco (GDOC) y el grupo de dieta (GD). Se realizaron mediciones mensuales antropométricas: peso, circunferencia de la cintura (CC), circunferencia del cuello (PP) e índice de masa corporal (IMC). Se tomó la presión arterial y muestras de sangre recogidas en ayunas durante 12 horas para el análisis de colesterol total y lipoproteínas, apoproteínas (Apo A-1 y B), glucosa, hemoglobina glucosilada (HbA1c) e insulina (I). Se compararon los promedios al principio y al final del estudio mediante el test t de Student-independiente. Se ajustó la presión arterial diastólica por el IMC mediante ANOVA. Los análisis se realizaron con el paquete estadístico SPSS, siendo significativa p < 0.05. Resultados: la edad media de la población fue de 62,4 ± 7,7 años, el 63,2% hombres, 70% mayores, el 77,6% con infarto de miocardio, el 52,6% con angina de pecho y el 100% con hipertensión arterial y dislipidemia. En la primera etapa del tratamiento nutricional se redujeron las concentraciones de insulina, peso, WC, IMC y PP, HbA1C, HOMA-IR y rápido, sin cambiar otros parámetros. En la segunda etapa del estudio se observó que la GDOC mantiene la reducción del peso, BMI, WC, con una

  18. Funcionalización de polietileno de baja densidad con anhídrido maleico en estado fundido

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    Manuel Guzmán; Murillo, Edwin A

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    En este estudio, polietileno de baja densidad (PEBD) fue modificado con anhídrido maleico (AM) en estado fundido usando concentraciones diferentes de peróxido de dicumilo (DCP) (0.25, 0.50, 0.75 y 1.0 %). Los materiales obtenidos fueron caracterizados por contenido de gel, titulaciones ácido-base, análisis infrarrojo (IR), calorimetría de barrido diferencial (DSC), análisis termogravimétrico (TGA), análisis reológico, propiedades mecánicas, dureza y permeabilidad al oxígeno. El análisis reomé...

  19. Efecto de la densidad de siembra sobre el rendimiento y calidad del forraje de maíz

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    Jorge Elizondo

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    Full Text Available Efecto de la densidad de siembra sobre el rendimiento y calidad del forraje de maíz. El experimento se llevó a cabo con el objetivo de determinar la variación cuantitativa y cualitativa del forraje de maíz a través de diferentes edades y densidades de siembra. Se usaron tres parcelas experimentales utilizando tres distancias de siembra: 30 x 70 cm, 50 x 70 cm y 70 x 70 cm. Se determinó el contenido de materia seca, proteína cruda, cenizas totales, fibra neutro detergente (FND, fibra ácido detergente (FAD y la lignina, así como los valores de celulosa y hemicelulosa para los diferentes componentes de la planta. La producción total de materia verde (kg/ha difirió significativamente (P<0,05 al variar la densidad de siembra. La concentración de materia seca en la hoja fue mayor a la presente en el tallo en cualquiera de las tres distancias de siembra. Para el contenido de proteína cruda en los diferentes componentes de la planta no se encontraron diferencias significativas (P<0,05 al variar la distancia entre plantas. El contenido de FAD fue siempre superior en tallo que en hoja. La edad de crecimiento repercutió considerablemente sobre la producción y el contenido nutricional de las diferentes partes de la planta. Antes de los 70 días de edad, la acumulación de materia seca en hojas fue superior al de tallo. Posterior a esa edad, la relación se invirtió. El nivel de proteína cruda en la hoja fue superior al 18% en los primeros 70 días de crecimiento, luego disminuyó progresivamente hasta alcanzar un nivel de 13% al final del período. Los valores más bajos de FAD se presentaron antes de los 84 días de crecimiento tanto en hojas como en tallo. Bajo las condiciones ambientales de este experimento, la densidad de siembra óptima rondó las 48000 plantas/hectárea

  20. Densidade linear do sistema de fibras elásticicas dos ligamentos patelar, cruzado anterior e cruzado posterior

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    Pecora, Jose Ricardo; Rodrigues, Consuelo Junqueira; Rodrigues Jr.,Aldo Junqueira; Salomão,Osny

    2001-01-01

    Com o objetivo de comparar os ligamentos cruzados da articulação do joelho com o ligamento patelar, os autores realizaram análise da quantidade de fibras elásticas entre esses ligamentos por meio de amostras obtidas de sete cadáveres. O estudo histomorfométrico do sistema de fibras elásticas revelado por métodos seletivos de coloração mostrou não haver diferença na densidade linear de todo o sistema de fibras elásticas. Não foi observada diferença estatisticamente significante na quantidade d...

  1. Sistemas de control de malezas en maiz (Zea mays L.): efecto de metodos de control, densidad y distribucion del cultivo

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    Martinez, G.; Medina, J.; Tasistro,A.; Fischer,Y A.

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    Con el objetivo de integrar diferentes prácticas culturales en un sistema de control de malezas en maíz, se instaló un ensayo en el Campo Experimental de la Universidad Autónoma Chapingo (México) (2250 msnm, precipitación media anual 550 mm, suelo franco, 1.7% M.O.) bajo condiciones de secano, en donde se evaluaron dos densidades (44.400 y 66.600 pl/ha), dos distribuciones (normal y equidistante) y siete métodos de control de malezas (cyanazine + alachlor (1,2 + 1,92 kg/ha), atrazine + alachl...

  2. Espondiloartritis y su relación con las fracturas vertebrales y la densidad mineral ósea

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    Sánchez González, María Dolores

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    [ES] En el presente trabajo se estudia la espondilitis anquilosante (EA), enfermedad inflamatoria crónica más común en varones, y la relación de la misma con las fracturas vertebrales y la densidad mineral ósea, debido a que en los varonos como resultado de una respuesta inmune, se produce una inflamación en las articulaciones sacroiliacas, vertebrales y otras adyacentes. Es frecuente que los pacientes también tengan inflamación en las entesis (inserción del tendón o del ligamento en el hues...

  3. Biomasa y densidad de dos especies de pastos marinos en el sur de Quintana Roo, México

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    2015-01-01

    La biomasa y productividad de una comunidad de pastos marinos es útil para determinar el estado ecológico de la costa. Se comparó la biomasa foliar y la densidad de vainas en praderas de Thalassia testudinum Banks & Sol. ex K. D . Koenig, en dos ambientes de la costa del Caribe mexicano eN= 6 cuadrantes/sitio) en Noviembre de 1998. Los valores de vainas y biomasa foliar fueron más bajos en la pradera asociada al manglar, que en la pradera establecida en una laguna arrecifal. Esto probablement...

  4. High Speed Fault Injection Tool Implemented With Verilog HDL on FPGA for Testing Fault Tolerance Designs

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    G. Gopinath Reddy

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an FPGA-based fault injection tool, called FITO that supports several synthesizable fault models for dependability analysis of digital systems modeled by Verilog HDL. Using the FITO, experiments can be performed in real-time with good controllability and observability. As a case study, an Open RISC 1200 microprocessor was evaluated using an FPGA circuit. About 4000 permanent, transient, and SEUfaults were injected into this microprocessor. The results show that the FITO tool is more than 79 times faster than a pure simulation-based fault injection with only 2.5% FPGA area overhead.

  5. Lipid-free Apolipoprotein A-I Structure: Insights into HDL Formation and Atherosclerosis Development

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    Mei, Xiaohu; Atkinson, David

    2015-01-01

    Apolipoprotein A-I is the major protein in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and plays an important role during the process of reverse cholesterol transport (RCT). Knowledge of the high-resolution structure of full-length apoA-I is vital for a molecular understanding of the function of HDL at the various steps of the RCT pathway. Due to the flexible nature of apoA-I and aggregation properties, the structure of full-length lipid-free apoA-I has evaded description for over three decades. Sequence analysis of apoA-I suggested that the amphipathic α-helix is the structural motif of exchangeable apolipoprotein, and NMR, X-ray and MD simulation studies have confirmed this. Different laboratories have used different methods to probe the secondary structure distribution and organization of both the lipid-free and lipid-bound apoA-I structure. Mutation analysis, synthetic peptide models, surface chemistry and crystal structures have converged on the lipid-free apoA-I domain structure and function: the N-terminal domain [1–184] forms a helix bundle while the C-terminal domain [185–243] mostly lacks defined structure and is responsible for initiating lipid-binding, aggregation and is also involved in cholesterol efflux. The first 43 residues of apoA-I are essential to stabilize the lipid-free structure. In addition, the crystal structure of C-terminally truncated apoA-I suggests a monomer-dimer conversation mechanism mediated through helix 5 reorganization and dimerization during the formation of HDL. Based on previous research, we have proposed a structural model for full-length monomeric apoA-I in solution and updated the HDL formation mechanism through three intermediate states. Mapping the known natural mutations on the full-length monomeric apoA-I model provides insight into atherosclerosis development through disruption of the N-terminal helix bundle or deletion of the C-terminal lipid-binding domain. PMID:26048453

  6. Synthesis and QSAR Study of Some HDL Cholesterol Increasing Quinazolinone Derivatives

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    M. B. Deshmukh

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available We describe here an easy and efficient method to obtain S-alkylated derivatives of thio-quinazolinone using different alkylating agents via a solvent-free microwave-assisted method. The alkylated thio quinazolinones were further sequentially condensed with hydrazine hydrate and different aromatic aldehydes to get the hydrazones, which were studied for QSAR. The synthesized compounds were subjected to a prediction of biological activities. A software application (PASS was used for this purpose. The relationship between structure and different biological activities was studied and the different derivatives were recommended for the screening of some specific activities like anti-tuberculosic, anti-mycobacterial and HDL cholesterol increasing activities.

  7. Hubungan Kadar Trigliserida dan Kolesterol-HDL Terhadap Kadar Alanine Aminotransferase pada Pasien Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

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    Bayu Gemilang

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available AbstrakTrigliserida dan Kolesterol HDL (c-HDL merupakan beberapa dari komponen Sindroma Metabolik (SM. SM dipercaya merupakan faktor utama penyebab Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD. NAFLD merupakan penyakit hati kronik yang nantinya dapat menyebabkan fibrosis sel-sel hepar dan juga keganasan. NAFLD tidak menunjukkan manifestasi klinis yang khas, sehingga diperlukan pemeriksaan penunjang seperti pemeriksaan enzim hati untuk menegakkan diagnosis. Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT menjadi pilihan sebagai marker pada penyakit NAFLD. Tujuan penelitian ini adalah menentukan hubungan antara trigliserida dan c-HDL dengan ALT pada penderita NAFLD. Ini merupakan penelitian analitik deskriptif dengan desain retrospektif menggunakan data pasien NAFLD di instalasi rekam medik RSUP dr.M.Djamil Padang. Sampel penelitian ini adalah 51 pasien NAFLD. Hasil penelitian didapatkan dari uji korelasi pearson terdapat derajat hubungan yang kuat (r=0,512 dan hubungan yang bermakna (p<0,001 antara kadar trigliserida dengan kadar ALT serum dan derajat hubungan yang sedang (r=0,26 dan hubungan yang tidak bermakna (p=0,065 antara c-HDL dengan ALT serum. Kesimpulan penelitian ini adalah kadar ALT berhubungan dengan kadar trigliserida pada penderita NAFLD, namun tidak dengan c-HDLKata kunci: NAFLD, trigliserida, HDL, ALT, sindroma metabolik AbstractTriglyceride and HDL Cholesterol (HDL-C are some of the Metabolic Syndrome (MS components. MS is believed as the main factor for the Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD. NAFLD is a chronic liver disease, which later can cause hepatocyte fibrosis and also malignancy. NAFLD does not show a typical clinical appearance, so it is important to do workups such as liver enzyme test to make the diagnosis. Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT is considered as the marker of NAFLD.The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between triglycerides and HDL-C to ALT level in NAFLD patients.This  was a descriptive analytical

  8. Variação da Cor da Madeira de Teca em Função da Densidade e do Teor de Extrativos

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    Rosilei Aparecida Garcia

    Full Text Available RESUMO O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar o efeito da densidade e do teor de extrativos na variação da cor da madeira de teca (Tectona grandis L. f. proveniente de plantios de diferentes espaçamentos. As análises colorimétricas foram realizadas nas faces radial e tangencial das madeiras de cerne e alburno com o espectrofotômetro CM 2600d no espaço de cor L*a*b*. A densidade e o teor de extrativos foram determinados segundo as normas ASTM D2395 e ASTM D1105. A madeira do maior espaçamento de plantio apresentou maior densidade e maior teor de extrativos. Na seção radial, as madeiras de cerne de maior densidade apresentaram mais pigmento amarelo, enquanto que na seção tangencial elas são mais escuras e apresentam menos pigmento amarelo. As madeiras de alburno de maior densidade são mais escuras e apresentam mais pigmento vermelho em ambas as seções. As madeiras mais escuras e com mais pigmento vermelho apresentaram um maior teor de extrativos.

  9. Very low levels of HDL cholesterol and atherosclerosis, a variable relationship – a review of LCAT deficiency

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Julia Savel,1,2 Marianne Lafitte,1 Yann Pucheu,1,3 Vincent Pradeau,1 Antoine Tabarin,2,3 Thierry Couffinhal1,3,41Centre d'Exploration, de Prévention et de Traitement de l'Athérosclérose, Hôpital Cardiologique, 2Service d'endocrinologie, CHU Bordeaux, Université Bordeaux Segalen, Bordeaux, France; 3Université de Bordeaux Adaptation cardiovasculaire à l'ischémie, 4INSERM, Adaptation cardiovasculaire à l'ischémie, U1034, Pessac, FranceAbstract: A number of epidemiological and clinical studies have demonstrated that plasma high-density lipoprotein (HDL level is a strong inverse predictor of cardiovascular events. HDL is believed to retard the formation of atherosclerotic lesions by removing excess cholesterol from cells and preventing endothelial dysfunction. Lecithin cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT plays a central role in the formation and maturation of HDL, and in the intravascular stage of reverse cholesterol transport: a major mechanism by which HDL modulates the development and progression of atherosclerosis. A defect in LCAT function would be expected to enhance atherosclerosis, by interfering with the reverse cholesterol transport step. As such, one would expect to find more atherosclerosis and cardiovascular events in LCAT-deficient patients. But this relationship is not always evident. In this review, we describe contradictory reports in the literature about cardiovascular risks in this patient population. We discuss the paradoxical finding of severe HDL deficiency and an absence of subclinical atherosclerosis in LCAT-deficient patients, which has been used to reject the hypothesis that HDL level is important in the protection against atherosclerosis. Furthermore, to illustrate this paradoxical finding, we present a case study of one patient, referred for evaluation of global cardiovascular risk in the presence of a low HDL cholesterol level, who was diagnosed with LCAT gene mutations.Keywords: atherosclerosis, LCAT function

  10. Comparison of vegetarian diets and omnivorous diets on plasma level of HDL-c: a meta-analysis.

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    Zili Zhang

    Full Text Available Low plasma level of high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-c was an independent risk factor for cardio vascular disorder, and associated with poor outcomes in pulmonary arterial hypertension. To compare the effects of vegetarian diets and omnivorous diets on HDL-c in plasma, we identified cross-sectional and cohort studies related to HDL-c listed on PubMed and ISI Web of Knowledge as well as the corresponding references (until Nov, 2013. Twelve studies with a total of 4177 individuals were selected for meta-analysis. This meta-analysis indicates that vegetarian diets did not alter plasma HDL-c concentrations, as it wasn't initially expected by the authors [Standardized Mean Difference (SMD = 0.02 mmol/l; 95% confidence interval (CI: -0.19 to 0.22 mmol/l]. In Asia and Latin America countries, no significant differences in HDL-c levels between vegetarians and omnivores were found (SMD = -0.09 mmol/l; 95% CI: -0.43 to 0.25 mmol/l. In Europe and North America countries, the plasma level of HDL-c was also not different between the two diets (SMD = 0.09 mmol/l; 95% CI: -0.19 to 0.36 mmol/l. In light of this meta-analysis, we conclude that there is no evidence that plasma HDL-c levels differs in vegetarians and omnivores, even after adjusting for cultural circumstances.

  11. IDENTIFICACIÓN DE MICROALGAS OLEAGINOSAS EN EL ÁREA DE CONCESIÓN PARA CONSERVACIÓN, CUENCA ALTA DEL RÍO ITAYA. LORETO-PERÚ

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    Marianela Cobos Ruiz

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Las microalgas oleaginosas constituyen una nueva alternativa para la producción de biodiesel, por su alta eficiencia fotobiosintética de triglicéridos y presentan productividades mayores de 10 a 100 veces que los cultivos convencionales. Además que actúan como sumideros de CO2 y pueden usar aguas servidas para producir biodiesel. Sin embargo, los estudios sobre identificación de este tipo de microalgas en la amazonía son escasos. El objetivo del presente trabajo de investigación fue identificar especies de microalgas oleaginosas con potencial aplicación para la producción de biodiesel que se encuentran en ambientes acuáticos del Área de Concesión para Conservación de la Universidad Científica del Perú (UCP. La colecta de las muestras se realizó del 27/06/12 al 03/07/12 entre las 12 y 15 h utilizando red planctónica tipo cono y como preservante formol al 3%. La identificación microscópica se realizó en el Laboratorio de Ciencias Básicas de la UCP. La densidad de las microalgas fue realizada en base a su conteo en cámaras de Neubauer  y Sedgwick-Rafter. Los resultados muestran la presencia de 20 especies de microalgas, de las cuales cinco son microalgas oleaginosas. Correspondiente a las del género Chlorella quienes presentaron la mayor densidad promedio (6x104 células/ml en las tres cochas evaluadas.

  12. IDENTIFICACIÓN DE MICROALGAS OLEAGINOSAS EN EL ÁREA DE CONCESIÓN PARA CONSERVACIÓN, CUENCA ALTA DEL RÍO ITAYA. LORETO-PERÚ

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    Marianela Cobos Ruiz

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Las microalgas oleaginosas constituyen una nueva alternativa para la producción de biodiesel, por su alta eficiencia fotobiosintética de triglicéridos y presentan productividades mayores de 10 a 100 veces que los cultivos convencionales. Además, que actúan como sumideros de CO2 y pueden usar aguas servidas para producir biodiesel. Sin embargo, los estudios sobre identificación de este tipo de microalgas en la amazonía son escasos. El objetivo del presente trabajo de investigación fue identificar especies de microalgas oleaginosas con potencial aplicación para la producción de biodiesel que se encuentran en ambientes acuáticos del Área de Concesión para Conservación de la Universidad Científica del Perú (UCP. La colecta de las muestras se realizó del 27/06/12 al 03/07/12 entre las 12 y 15 h utilizando red planctónica tipo cono y como preservante formol al 3%. La identificación microscópica se realizó en el Laboratorio de Ciencias Básicas de la UCP. La densidad de las microalgas fue realizada en base a su conteo en cámaras de Neubauer y Sedgwick-Rafter. Los resultados muestran la presencia de 20 especies de microalgas, de las cuales cinco son microalgas oleaginosas. Correspondiente a las del género Chlorella quienes presentaron la mayor densidad promedio (6x104 células/ml en las tres cochas evaluadas.

  13. HDL-related mechanisms of olive oil protection in cardiovascular disease.

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    Lou-Bonafonte, José M; Fitó, Montse; Covas, María-Isabel; Farràs, Marta; Osada, Jesús

    2012-07-01

    The low incidence of cardiovascular disease in countries bordering the Mediterranean basin, where olive oil is the main source of dietary fat, and the negative association between this disease with high density lipoproteins has stimulated interest. This review summarizes the current knowledge gathered from human and animal studies regarding olive oil and high density lipoproteins. Cumulative evidence suggests that high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, and its main apolipoprotein A1, may be increased by consuming olive oil when compared with carbohydrate and low fat diets in humans. Conflicting results have been found in many studies when olive oil diets were compared with other sources of fat. The role of virgin olive oil minor components on its protective effect has been demonstrated by a growing number of studies although its exact mechanism remains to be elucidated. Dietary amount of olive oil, use of virgin olive oil, cholesterol intake, and physiopathological states such as genetic background, sex, age, obesity or fatty liver are variables that may offset those effects. Further studies in this field in humans and in animal models are warranted due to the complexity of HDL particles.

  14. Temporal Stability of the Velodyne HDL-64E S2 Scanner for High Accuracy Scanning Applications

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    Craig Glennie

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available The temporal stability and static calibration and analysis of the Velodyne HDL‑64E S2 scanning LiDAR system is discussed and analyzed. The mathematical model for measurements for the HDL-64E S2 scanner is updated to include misalignments between the angular encoder and scanner axis of rotation, which are found to be a marginally significant source of error. It is reported that the horizontal and vertical laser offsets cannot reliably be obtained with the current calibration model due to their high correlation with the horizontal and vertical offsets. By analyzing observations from two separate HDL-64E S2 scanners it was found that the temporal stability of the horizontal angle offset is near the quantization level of the encoder, but the vertical angular offset, distance offset and distance scale are slightly larger than expected. This is felt to be due to long term variations in the scanner range, whose root cause is as of yet unidentified. Nevertheless, a temporally averaged calibration dataset for each of the scanners resulted in a 25% improvement in the 3D planar misclosure residual RMSE over the standard factory calibration model.

  15. Coconut oil increases HDL-c and decreases triglycerides in wistar rats

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    Lidiani Figueiredo Santana

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Changes in body composition and serum lipid profile in rats, supplemented with coconut oil, are evaluated and compared to other lipid sources. Female Wistar rats received by gavage 1 mL kg-1 of saline, soybean oil, lard or coconut oil during 21 days. At the end of the study period, body composition, food intake, feces, urine, organ weight and serum lipid profile were assessed. No statistical differences between the groups were found in body composition, food intake, fecal and urinary analysis, and organ weight. In the case or plasma lipid concentrations, coconut oil and lard raised total cholesterol levels, without changes in LDL levels. On the other hand there was no change in total cholesterol levels in the soybean oil group. HDL fraction increased in all groups when compared to that in the saline group; this increase was more significant in the coconut oil group. There was significant reduction of serum triglycerides only in the coconut oil group when compared to the saline group. Supplementation with coconut oil did not interfere in weight and body composition of the animals used in current study, but revealed significant effect on the increase of HDL-c levels and decrease of serum triglycerides.

  16. Cobertura plástica e densidade de plantio na qualidade das frutas de Physalis peruviana L.

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    Pedro Henrique Abreu Moura

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO Physalis peruviana L. é uma espécie pertencente à família Solanaceae, que vem sendo incorporada em plantios de pequenas frutas, com alto potencial produtivo para regiões subtropicais. Objetivou-se, com este trabalho, avaliar a qualidade das frutas de P. peruviana L., produzidas com ou sem cobertura plástica sobre o dossel das plantas e em duas densidades de plantio (0,5 e 1,0 m entre plantas, sendo de 3,0 m o espaçamento entre linhas. O delineamento experimental adotado foi em blocos ao acaso, em esquema fatorial 2 x 2, com seis blocos e dez plantas por parcela. Foram avaliadas as características qualitativas das frutas, como coloração, quantidade de antocianinas totais, vitamina C, cinzas, sólidos solúveis totais, sacarose, glicose, açúcares totais, acidez titulável, firmeza e umidade. A maior densidade de plantio e o plantio sem cobertura plástica sobre o dossel das plantas resultaram em melhor qualidade das frutas de P. peruviana L.

  17. Modelo semi-empírico de protuberancia solar a partir del diagnóstico de densidades

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    Cirigliano, D.; Vial, J. C.; Rovira, M.

    A partir de la observación del espectro del quintuplete de C III alrededor de 1175 Å, se ha realizado el diagnóstico de la densidad y presión electrónica, basado en el cálculo del cociente de las intensidades observadas. Una vez establecida la densidad electrónica, y con el cálculo de las velocidades Doppler, hemos investigado el flujo de masa en la protuberancia en función de la temperatura. Estableciendo como hipótesis la conservación del número de partículas que ingresan y salen del cuerpo de la protuberancia, se investiga la variación del área de un tubo de flujo semi-empírico en función de la temperatura. A partir de dicho diagnóstico, se examina el comportamiento del radio del tubo magnético en función de la temperatura, los que dan cuenta de la abertura de las líneas de campo magnético que confinan el plasma y de la divergencia del campo magnético en diferentes alturas de la atmósfera solar.

  18. Demografia e densidade de perfilhos de capim-braquiária sob pastejo em lotação intermitente

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    Jorge Nunes Portela

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar os efeitos de intensidades de pastejo e de frequências de desfolha na demografia e densidade de perfilhos de capim-braquiária (Urochloa decumbens syn. Brachiaria decumbens sob lotação intermitente. Foram avaliados duas intensidades de pastejo (5 e 10 cm de altura pós-pastejo e duas frequências de desfolha (período de descanso até que o dossel atingisse 95 e 100% de interceptação luminosa, IL, de agosto de 2007 a agosto de 2008. Utilizou-se o delineamento inteiramente casualizado, em arranjo fatorial com quatro repetições. Avaliaram-se as densidades populacionais e as taxas de aparecimento e sobrevivência de perfilhos basais (DPPb, TAPb e TSPb, respectivamente e aéreos+basais (DPPab, TAPab e TSPab. As maiores TAPb e TAPab, no outono, foram obtidas nos pastos desfolhados a 10 cm. Porém, no final da primavera e no verão, a intensidade de 5 cm resultou em maiores taxas, que promoveram maior DPPb. No verão, a TSPb foi maior para pastos manejados à intensidade de 10 cm. O manejo da pastagem que resulta em maiores DPPab, TAPab e TSPab, durante as épocas de rápido crescimento dos pastos, é o de 10 cm de intensidade de pastejo e 95% de IL de frequência de desfolha.

  19. Il programma italiano di ricerche nella alta atmosfera

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    l. BROGLIO

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    Full Text Available La Commissione per le Ricerche Spaziali, nominata dal ConsiglioNazionale delle Ricerche diciotto mesi fa, ha intrapreso un programmadi studio dell'alta atmosfera a mezzo di razzi sonda. Questa ricerca,che nella attuale prima fase di lavoro e sviluppo deve essere consideratauna delle attività basilari della Commissione, aveva ed ha un duplicescopo: uno scopo diretto, immediato, che consiste nell'acquisizione didati scientifici, in maggior copia possibile, tali da ampliare ed approfondirele attuali conoscenze sulla struttura e sulla dinamica della altaatmosfera.Il secondo scopo è, se così si può dire, proiettato nel futuro. L'organizzazionepredisposta, sia in uomini che in attrezzature ed installazioni,per questa ricerca può considerarsi infatti come il nocciolo di unapiù ampia organizzazione che potrà operare negli anni successivi permaggiori e più impegnativi compiti.I fondi necessari per lo sviluppo del programma di ricerche nell'altaatmosfera sono stati forniti alla Commissione delle Ricerche Spazialiin base ad un accordo fra il C.N.R. e il Comitato Razzi e Missili delMinistero della Difesa, secondo il quale i due Enti si impegnavano acontribuire alle spese necessarie su base paritetica.II C.N.R. stipulò anche un accordo di natura scientifica con l'Entespaziale statunitense N.A.S.A., sia per ottenere dalla Commissione delleRicerche Spaziali un appoggio tecnico, sia per altre finalità di cui siparlerà più diffusamente in seguito.

  20. Estudo da densidade óssea na esclerodermia sistêmica Bone density in systemic sclerosis (scleroderma patients

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO. A osteopenia em pacientes com esclerodermia sistêmica foi descrita, radiologicamente, em mãos e, por densidade óssea, no terço proximal e distal do rádio. A redução da massa óssea, nesses pacientes, tem sido atribuída à isquemia, imobilização e à menopausa precoce. O objetivo deste estudo é analisar a densidade óssea na coluna, região proximal do fêmur e corpo todo de pacientes com esclerodermia sistêmica. PACIENTES E MÉTODO. Foram examinadas 25 pacientes caucasóides, sem outras condições que pudessem afetar o metabolismo ósseo. A média de idade das pacientes foi de 48 ± 12 anos, e o tempo de doença, de 7 ± 7 anos; 13 estavam na pós-menopausa há 8 ± 8 anos. A medida de massa óssea foi realizada na coluna, região proximal do fêmur e corpo todo, utilizando-se densitômetro de dupla emissão com fonte de raios X (Lunar - modelo DPX. RESULTADOS. Não houve diferença estatisticamente significante na densidade óssea das regiões avaliadas nas pacientes com esclerodermia sistêmica e as mulheres-controle pareadas para a idade, peso, altura e anos de menopausa. A densidade óssea das pacientes com forma limitada não foi diferente daquelas com a forma difusa. Pacientes com calcinose apresentaram menor densidade óssea na região proximal do fêmur que aquelas sem calcinose. CONCLUSÕES. Os autores concluíram que pacientes com esclerodermia sistêmica não apresentam perda de massa óssea. Portanto, a esclerodermia não é um fator de risco para o desenvolvimento de osteoporose generalizada.BACKGROUND - Osteopenia in systemic sclerosis (scleroderma patients was reported in X-ray studies of hands and by proximal and distal forearm bone mass measurement. It has been suggested that bone loss in these patients might be due to chronic ischemia, immobilization and early menopause. Nevertheless it is not established if these patients present generalized osteopenia. To shed light into this point we studied bone

  1. Efeitos da atividade física na densidade mineral óssea e na remodelação do tecido ósseo Efectos de la actividad física en la densidad mineral ósea y en la remodelacion del tejido óseo Effects of the physical activity on the bone mineral density and bone remodelation

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    Eduardo Lusa Cadore

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo revisa os efeitos de diferentes modalidades esportivas e do treinamento de força na remodelação óssea e discutir as possíveis relações da densidade mineral óssea (DMO com a força muscular e a composição corporal. Numerosos estudos indicam que a atividade física de alto impacto, ou que exija alta produção de força, pode ter um efeito benéfico na DMO, devido à deformação desse tecido, ocorrida durante a atividade. Alguns autores têm avaliado os efeitos do treinamento físico em alguns marcadores bioquímicos da remodelação óssea, já que a variação das concentrações desses marcadores pode indicar um estado de formação ou reabsorção óssea. Entretanto, a inconsistência dos resultados encontrados sugere que a análise dos efeitos da atividade física na remodelação óssea, através desses marcadores, deve ser mais investigada. Existem muitas discrepâncias a respeito da relação entre a DMO com a força muscular e a composição corporal, principalmente na determinação de qual desses fatores está mais associado com a DMO. A determinação de qual o tipo de atividade física seja ideal para aumentar o pico de massa óssea na adolescência, ou mesmo mantê-la após a idade adulta, é muito importante para a prevenção e o possível tratamento da osteoporose.Este artículo busca revisar los efectos de modalidades deportivas diferentes y del entrenamiento de fuerza en la remodelación del hueso y discutir las posibles relaciones entre la densidad mineral del hueso (DMO con la fuerza muscular y la composición corporal. Los numerosos estudios indican que la actividad física de alto impacto o que exige producción alta de fuerza, pueden tener un efecto beneficioso en la DMO, debido a la deformación que ese tejido, pasa durante la actividad física. Algunos autores han estado evaluando los efectos de la educación física en algunos marcadores bioquímicos de la remodelación del hueso, desde la variaci

  2. Non-HDL-cholesterol as valid surrogate to apolipoprotein B100 measurement in diabetes: Discriminant Ratio and unbiased equivalence

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    Ahn Sylvie A

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Apolipoprotein B100 (apoB is a superior indicator of CV risk than total or LDL-C. Non-HDL-C represents a simple surrogate for apoB in hypertriglyceridemic and/or T2DM patients. ApoB and non-HDL-C show high correlation, although the degree of mutual concordance remains debated in CV risk evaluation. Objectives We used the Discriminant Ratio (DR methodology to compare the performance of non-HDL-C with that of apoB to rank diabetic patients according to dyslipidemia and to establish the underlying relationship between these variables taking measurement noise and intra-/intersubject variation into account, and to derive an unbiased equivalence equation. Methods Fasting total C, HDL-C, apoB and triglycerides were measured in 45 diabetic patients. The DR of the underlying between-subject standard deviation (SD to the within-subject SD was calculated from duplicates. Correlation coefficients between pairs were adjusted to include an estimate of the underlying correlation. Results Mean values [day 1 (1SD] were 143 (36 mg/dl (non-HDL-C and 98 (24 mg/dl (apoB. The DR's of both parameters were similar (1.76 and 1.83 (p = 0.83. Pearson's product-moment correlation coefficient between tests was very high (0.94, reaching unity (1.00 after attenuation adjustment. The unbiased equation of equivalence relating apoB to non-HDL-C had a slope of 0.65 and an intercept of 6.3 mg/dl. Conclusions The discrimination power of non-HDL-C is similar to that of apoB to rank diabetic patients according to atherogenic cholesterol and lipoprotein burden. Since true correlation between variables reached unity, non-HDL-C may provide not only a metabolic surrogate but also a candidate biometrical equivalent to apoB, as non-HDL-C calculation is readily available.

  3. Densidad y preferencia de hábitat del perezoso de dos dedos Choloepus hoffmanni en un bosque andino (Bojacá, Cundinamarca, Colombia)

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    Polanco Rocío; Cadena Alberto; Álvarez Silvia Juliana

    2004-01-01

    Se estimó la densidad de perezosos de dos dedos Choloepus hoffmanni en un bosque andino fragmentado, a partir del conteo de restos fecales en parcelas fijas. Se caracterizó la vegetación del área y los árboles usados por los perezosos, con el fin de evaluar la preferencia de hábitat a dos escalas diferentes, así como la relación de las características del hábitat sobre la densidad de perezosos y la frecuencia de uso de los árboles. La densidad de perezosos en el área de estudio fue de 1,5 ind...

  4. Basic density and pulp yield relationship with some chemical parameters in eucalyptus trees Densidade e rendimento em polpa celulósica e sua relação com alguns parâmetros químicos no eucalipto

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    Ana Maria Loureiro da Seca

    2006-12-01

    /guaiacilo (S/G e seringaldeído/vanilina (S/V. As amostras dos quartis de alta densidade e as de baixo rendimento foram semelhantes, ambas com baixos valores de S/V (3,99-4,09 e S/G (3,88-4,12 e os mais elevados teores de fenóis totais (13,3-14,3 g de ácido gálico por quilograma. As madeiras do quarto quartil de rendimento são estatisticamente distintas das outras, com as maiores razões S/G (5,15 e S/V (4,98 e os menores teores de fenóis totais (8,7 g de ácido gálico por quilograma. Os parâmetros grupos metoxílicos e açúcares totais são os mais adequados para a diferenciação das amostras provenientes do primeiro quartil de densidade.

  5. Correlação linear e espacial entre produtividade de Brachiaria brizantha, densidade do solo e porosidade total em função do sistema de manejo do solo Linear and spatial correlations among forage yield, bulk density and total porosity in function of soil management system

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    Edney L. da Vitória

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available A densidade e a porosidade são propriedades físicas do solo que são alteradas em função do sistema de manejo utilizado, com consequente influência sobre a produtividade das culturas. A produtividade da planta forrageira, Brachiaria brizantha, em função da densidade do solo e da porosidade total foi analisada em dois sistemas de manejo de solo, em experimento conduzido no segundo semestre de 2009, no município de Santa Teresa, no Estado do Espírito Santo. O objetivo foi estudar a variabilidade e as correlações lineares e espaciais entre os atributos da planta e do solo, visando a selecionar um indicador da qualidade física do solo de boa representatividade para produtividade de forragem. Marcaram-se duas parcelas de 40 m por 50 m a cada 5 m, em duas direções, resultando em um reticulado retangular de 99 pontos, em cada um dos sistemas utilizados: preparo convencional e plantio direto. Os atributos estudados, além de não terem variado aleatoriamente, apresentaram variabilidade dos dados entre média e alta, e seguiram padrões espaciais bem definidos, com alcance entre 20,3 e 24,2 m. Por sua vez, a correlação linear entre o atributo da planta e os do solo, em função do elevado número de observações, foi baixa. A melhor correlação para produtividade de matéria seca foi com a densidade do solo na profundidade de 0,0 - 0,15 m, independentemente do sistema de manejo do solo, indicando que a produtividade e a densidade do solo são inversamente proporcionais. Portanto, a densidade do solo avaliada na camada de 0,0 - 0,15 m apresentou-se como satisfatório indicador da qualidade física do solo, quando se considerou a produtividade da forrageira.Total porosity and bulk density are strongly affected by soil management, which reflects directly in agricultural productivity. The productivity of the forage, Brachiaria brizantha, in function of bulk density and total porosity was analyzed in two soil management systems, in an

  6. Marrubium vulgare extract inhibits human-LDL oxidation and enhances HDL-mediated cholesterol efflux in THP-1 macrophage.

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    Berrougui, Hicham; Isabelle, Maxim; Cherki, Mounia; Khalil, Abdelouahed

    2006-12-14

    The objective of the present study was to elucidate the beneficial properties of aqueous extracts of Marrubium vulgare (AEM) towards cardiovascular disease by protecting human-LDL against lipid peroxidation and promoting HDL-mediated cholesterol efflux. Human-LDL were oxidised by incubation with CuSO(4) in the presence of increased concentrations of AEM (0-100 microg/ml). LDL lipid peroxidation was evaluated by conjugated diene formation, vitamin E disappearance as well as LDL-electrophoretic mobility. HDL-mediated cholesterol efflux assay was carried out in human THP-1 macrophages. Incubation of LDL with AEM significantly prolonged the lag phase (P=0.014), lowered the progression rate of lipid peroxidation (P=0.004), reduced the disappearance of vitamin E and the electrophoretic mobility in a dose-dependent manner. Also, incubation of HDL with AEM significantly increased HDL-mediated cholesterol efflux from THP-1 macrophages implicating an independent ATP binding cassette A1 (ABCA1) pathways. Our findings suggest that M. vulgare provides a source of natural antioxidants, which inhibit LDL oxidation and enhance reverse cholesterol transport and thus can prevent cardiovascular diseases development. These antioxidant properties increase the anti-atherogenic potential of HDL.

  7. Impact of Lifestyle Intervention on HDL-Induced eNOS Activation and Cholesterol Efflux Capacity in Obese Adolescent

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    Jenny Wesnigk

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    Full Text Available Background. Endothelial dysfunction occurs in obese children and adolescent and is regarded as a key step in the development of atherosclerosis. Important components for the development of endothelial dysfunction are reduced activity of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS and an increase in cholesterol deposition in the vessel wall, due to reduced reverse cholesterol transport (RCT activity. High density lipoprotein (HDL exhibits antiatherosclerotic properties including modulation of eNOS activity and cholesterol efflux capacity. Lifestyle intervention programs can modify endothelial dysfunction in obese adolescents, but their impact on HDL-mediated eNOS activation and RCT is unknown so far. Methods. Obese adolescents (15±1 years, BMI > 35 kg/m2 where randomized either to an intervention group (IG, n=8; restricted diet and exercise or to a usual care group (UC, n=8. At the beginning and after 10 months of treatment HDL-mediated eNOS phosphorylation and cholesterol efflux capacity were evaluated. Results. Ten months of treatment resulted in a substantial weight loss (−31%, an improvement of endothelial function, and an increase in HDL-mediated eNOS-Ser1177 phosphorylation and RCT. A correlation between change in eNOS-Ser1177 phosphorylation or RCT and change in endothelial function was noted. Conclusion. A structured lifestyle intervention program improves antiatherosclerotic HDL functions, thereby positively influencing endothelial function.

  8. Detection and characterization of cholesteryl ester hydroperoxides in oxidized LDL and oxidized HDL by use of an Orbitrap mass spectrometer.

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    Hui, Shu-Ping; Sakurai, Toshihiro; Ohkawa, Futaba; Furumaki, Hiroaki; Jin, Shigeki; Fuda, Hirotoshi; Takeda, Seiji; Kurosawa, Takao; Chiba, Hitoshi

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    Oxidation of cholesteryl esters in lipoproteins by reactive oxygen species yields cholesteryl ester hydroperoxides (CEOOH). In this study, we developed a novel method for identification and characterization of CEOOH molecules in human lipoproteins by use of reversed-phase liquid chromatography with an hybrid linear ion trap-Orbitrap mass spectrometer (LC-LTQ Orbitrap). Electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometric analysis was performed in both positive-ion and negative-ion modes. Identification of CEOOH molecules was completed by use of high-mass-accuracy (MA) mass spectrometric data obtained by using the spectrometer in Fourier-transform (FT) mode. Native low-density lipoproteins (nLDL) and native high-density lipoproteins (nHDL) from a healthy donor were oxidized by CuSO(4), furnishing oxidized LDL (oxLDL) and oxidized HDL (oxHDL). No CEOOH molecules were detected in the nLDL and the nHDL, whereas six CEOOH molecules were detected in the oxLDL and the oxHDL. In positive-ion mode, CEOOH was detected as [M + NH(4)](+) and [M + Na](+) ions. In negative-ion mode, CEOOH was detected as [M + CH(3)COO](-) ions. CEOOH were more easily ionized in positive-ion mode than in negative-ion mode. The LC-LTQ Orbitrap method was applied to human plasma and six species of CEOOH were detected. The limit of detection was 0.1 pmol (S/N = 5:1) for synthesized CEOOH.

  9. Expression and purification of recombinant apolipoprotein A-I Zaragoza (L144R) and formation of reconstituted HDL particles.

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    Fiddyment, Sarah; Barceló-Batllori, Sílvia; Pocoví, Miguel; García-Otín, Angel-Luis

    2011-11-01

    Apolipoprotein A-I Zaragoza (L144R) (apo A-I Z), has been associated with severe hypoalphalipoproteinemia and an enhanced effect of high density lipoprotein (HDL) reverse cholesterol transport. In order to perform further studies with this protein we have optimized an expression and purification method of recombinant wild-type apo A-I and apo A-I Z and produced mimetic HDL particles with each protein. An pET-45 expression system was used to produce N-terminal His-tagged apo A-I, wild-type or mutant, in Escherichia coli BL21 (DE3) which was subsequently purified by affinity chromatography in non-denaturing conditions. HDL particles were generated via a modified sodium cholate method. Expression and purification of both proteins was verified by SDS-PAGE, MALDI-TOF MS and immunochemical procedures. Yield was 30mg of purified protein (94% purity) per liter of culture. The reconstituted HDL particles checked via non-denaturing PAGE showed high homogeneity in their size when reconstituted both with wild-type apo A-I and apo A-I Z. An optimized system for the expression and purification of wild-type apo A-I and apo A-I Z with high yield and purity grade has been achieved, in addition to their use in reconstituted HDL particles, as a basis for further studies.

  10. Photophysical characterization of anticancer drug valrubicin in rHDL nanoparticles and its use as an imaging agent.

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    Shah, Sunil; Chib, Rahul; Raut, Sangram; Bermudez, Jaclyn; Sabnis, Nirupama; Duggal, Divya; Kimball, Joseph D; Lacko, Andras G; Gryczynski, Zygmunt; Gryczynski, Ignacy

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    Nanoparticles are target-specific drug delivery agents that are increasingly used in cancer therapy to enhance bioavailability and to reduce off target toxicity of anti-cancer agents. Valrubicin is an anti-cancer drug, currently approved only for vesicular bladder cancer treatment because of its poor water solubility. On the other hand, valrubicin carrying reconstituted high density lipoprotein (rHDL) nanoparticles appear ideally suited for extended applications, including systemic cancer chemotherapy. We determined selected fluorescence properties of the free (unencapsulated) drug vs. valrubicin incorporated into rHDL nanoparticles. We have found that upon encapsulation into rHDL nanoparticles the quantum yield of valrubicin fluorescence increased six fold while its fluorescence lifetime increased about 2 fold. Accordingly, these and potassium iodide (KI) quenching data suggest that upon incorporation, valrubicin is localized deep in the interior of the nanoparticle, inside the lipid matrix. Fluorescence anisotropy of the rHDL valrubicin nanoparticles was also found to be high along with extended rotational correlation time. The fluorescence of valrubicin could also be utilized to assess its distribution upon delivery to prostate cancer (PC3) cells. Overall the fluorescence properties of the rHDL: valrubicin complex reveal valuable novel characteristics of this drug delivery vehicle that may be particularly applicable when used in systemic (intravenous) therapy.

  11. Efecto de la densidad de siembra y la adición de ácido ascórbico en el cultivo de Osteoglossum bicirrhosum

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    Carolina Cuaical T.

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Evaluar el efecto de la densidad de siembra y la adición de ácido ascórbico en la alimentación de alevinos de O. bicirrhosum, cultivados en jaulas. Materiales y métodos. Se incluyeron 396 alevinos y se distribuyeron en nueve tratamientos, resultado de la combinación de los niveles del factor densidad de siembra: 1pez/5 L; 1pez/10 L y 1pez/15 L y los niveles de ácido ascórbico: 0; 500 y 1000 mg/kg. Los datos obtenidos se evaluaron mediante el análisis de varianza del diseño factorial 32. Resultados. La densidad de siembra presentó diferencias estadísticas significativas en el incremento de peso. Las variables incremento de longitud y tasa de crecimiento específico no presentaron diferencias estadísticas. En cuanto a la conversión alimenticia aparente, se demostraron diferencias significativas en los dos factores: La densidad de 1pez/10 L indicó la mejor conversión con un valor de 1.50, asimismo, la inclusión de 1000 mg de ácido ascórbico por Kg de alimento mostró los mejores promedios con 1.55. En la sobrevivencia se precisaron diferencias estadísticas entre los tratamientos de la densidad de 1pez/5 L, siendo mejores aquellos que incluyeron ácido ascórbico en la dieta. Conclusiones. La densidad de 1pez/10 L registró el mayor incremento de peso con 31.83 g en 87 días. La sobrevivencia general fue del 96%, lo que demuestra la eficiencia del sistema de cultivo utilizado, al tiempo que actúa de manera positiva en el desarrollo de esta especie.

  12. Transporte de juvenis de curimbatá Prochilodus lineatus em diferentes densidades - doi: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v32i2.8415 Transportation of curimbata Prochilodus lineatus juveniles in different densities - doi: 10.4025/actascianimsci.v32i2.8415

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    João Batista Kochenborger Fernandes

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    Full Text Available Neste estudo foi avaliado o efeito do transporte de curimbatá Prochilodus lineatus, em três densidades (100, 150 e 250 g L-1, sobre a sobrevivência e variáveis metabólicas, iônicas e hematológicas (série vermelha. Juvenis de curimbatá foram transportados em sacos plásticos durante 6h e amostrados antes da embalagem, imediatamente após a chegada, 24 e 96h após o transporte. Os peixes transportados na densidade mais alta apresentaram maior mortalidade durante o período de recuperação. As variáveis físico-químicas da água: condutividade e amônia total apresentaram maiores valores quanto maior a densidade (p -1 induziu maior mortalidade e os piores valores nas variáveis avaliadas. O período de 96h de recuperação após evento estressante foi suficiente para o retorno aos valores basais das variáveis hematológicas, mas não foi suficiente para as metabólicas e iônicas. aThis study evaluated the effects of curimbata Prochilodus lineatus transportation in three densities (100, 150 and 250 g L-1 on survival, metabolic, ionic and hematological (red series variables. Curimbata juveniles were transported in plastic bag during six hours, and sampled before packing, immediately after the arrival, 24 and 96 hours after transportation. During recovery, higher mortality was seen in fish transported in the highest density. Water variables, such as conductivity and total ammonia, presented increased values as density increased (p -1 density induced the highest mortality rate and the worst variables values measured. 96 hours of recovery after the stressing event was enough to return to initial values for hematological variables, but was not sufficient to return to initial values for metabolic and ionic variables.

  13. 基于Simulink HDL Coder的跳频通信系统设计与实现%Design and Implementation of Frequency Hopping Communication System Based on Simulink HDL Coder

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    杜广超; 孙慧慧; 杨云升; 杨志飞

    2016-01-01

    In the FPGA development, the model⁃based method is fewer applied. A frequency hopping communication system is designed based on simulink model.The simulink simulation model of frequency hopping communication system is transformed to HDL code by simulink HDL Coder.The bit file,which is built in ISE,is then loaded into FPGA.At last,real⁃time voice communication is realized on the FPGA signal processing board.The merits and demerits of this method to realize FPGA algorithm based on simulink mod⁃el are analyzed,which is of a certain guiding value to the FPGA development and the extended application of simulink HDL Coder.%针对目前FPGA程序开发中模型开发方式应用较少的现状,基于simulink模型设计了跳频通信系统,利用simulink HDL Coder将跳频通信系统simulink仿真模型转换为HDL 代码,在 ISE 中编译生成 bit 文件后加载到 FPGA 芯片之中,在FPGA信号处理板上实现了话音的实时通信。对基于 simulink 模型实现 FPGA 算法方法的优缺点进行了分析,对FPGA算法开发实现和simulink HDL Coder的推广应用具有一定的指导意义。

  14. DENSIDAD POBLACIONAL Y CARACTERIZACIÓN DE HÁBITAT DEL VENADO COLA BLANCA EN UN BOSQUE TEMPLADO DE OAXACA, MÉXICO

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    Evelyn PIÑA; Irma TREJO

    2014-01-01

    Se evaluó la densidad poblacional y se caracterizó el hábitat del venado cola blanca Odocoileus virginianus en un bosque templado de Santa María Yavesía, Sierra Norte de Oaxaca. Se realizaron dos muestreos temporales en 13 sitios pertenecientes a cinco asociaciones vegetales con el método de conteos de grupos fecales. Se calculó la densidad poblacional con el modelo de Eberhardt Van Etten (1956) usando dos tasas de defecación. Se registró la presencia de venados sólo en el bosque de conífer...

  15. Modificação de polietileno de baixa densidade, polipropileno isotatico e suas blendas, por radiação gama

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    Derval dos Santos Rosa

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    Resumo: Este trabalho teve como objetivo principal estudar o efeito da radiação gama de uma fonte de Co sobre polietileno de baixa densidade ( PEBD TN 3003 da Petroquímica Triunfo), polipropileno isotático (PP 6531 da Companhia Industrial de Polipropileno) e suas blendas. As modificações estruturais foram acompanhadas utilizando-se espectrofotometria de IV, DSC, ensaios de tração, determinação de densidade e microscopia eletrônica de varredura. A radiação provoca a reticulação do PEBD, que te...

  16. Desarrollo de un sistema de suspensión magnética para la determinación de densidad de líquidos

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    2013-01-01

    La densidad es una magnitud derivada de las magnitudes de base masa y longitud, está definida como masa por unidad de volumen y su unidad en el Sistema Internacional de Unidades (SI) es el kg/m3. En las últimas cinco décadas, en el ámbito de la metrología primaria, se han desarrollado sistemas de suspensión magnética para la determinación de densidad de fluidos, lo que ha permitido realizar investigaciones sobre las características físicas de líquidos y gases. El presente trabajo tiene como o...

  17. Relación de la aterosclerosis de aorta y coronarias con la densidad mineral ósea lumbar y femoral: estudio en fallecidos

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    Solís Alfonso, Lesly

    2015-01-01

    Para demostrar la asociación existente entre las lesiones ateroscleróticas de aorta y arterias coronarias con la densidad mineral ósea de columna lumbar y fémur proximal se estudiaron 129 necropsias, realizando densitometría postmorten de columna lumbar y fémur proximal, definiendo los niveles de densidad mineral ósea (DMO) según T score en: normal, osteopenia y osteoporosis; seguido del examen patomorfológico y morfométrico de las tres coronarias epicárdicas principales y de aorta aplicando ...

  18. Relaci??n entre la masa muscular, la densidad mineral ??sea, la fuerza muscular, la aptitud funcional y la calidad muscular en personas mayores

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    Pati??o Villada, Fredy Alonso

    2015-01-01

    294 p. La tesis pretende determinar la frecuencia de la sarcopenia y osteporosis , problemas que afectan a la salud de las personas mayores, y analizar la relaci??n entre la masa muscular, la densidad mineral ??sea (DMO), la fuerza muscular, la aptitud funcional y la calidad muscular (CM). La muestra estudiada fue la formada por un grupo de 83 hombres y 175 mujeres mayores de Le??n (Espa??a). El estudio transversal eval??a ??ndices de masa grasa y densidad mineral ??sea y niveles d...

  19. Audiitor kaebas Alta Capitali arve pärast Läti kohtusse / Henrik Ilves

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    2008-01-01

    Eesti Päevalehe andmetel kaebas rahvusvaheline audiitorfirma Ernst & Young Lätis kohtusse investeerimisfirma Alta Capital, kuna firma ei ole maksnud esitatud arvet. Nõude suuruseks on 4,69 miljonit krooni

  20. Neuromielitis óptica con alta expresión de acuaporina-4 y anticuerpos anti-acuaporina-4 positivos en suero

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    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available La presencia de anticuerpos IgG en suero, con blanco en los canales de acuaporina-4, es específica de la neuromielitis óptica (NMO. El 60% de los pacientes con NMO presentan lesiones cerebrales en la resonancia magnética (RM; en un 8% (mayoría niños estas lesiones se consideraron "atípicas". Presentamos dos pacientes con NMO y lesiones en el SNC de alta expresión de acuaporina-4. Caso 1: varón de 50 años, que comenzó con pérdida de visión en ojo derecho (OD. Recibió tratamiento empírico con metilprednisolona 1 g/d x 3 días. Al mes presentó dolor generalizado y hemiparesia derecha; nuevamente recibió metilprednisolona 1 g/d x 5 días e IgG IV 400 mg/kg/d × 5 días. Recuperó la deambulación persistiendo el dolor y fenómenos paroxísticos en los 4 miembros. Potenciales evocados visuales: P100, ojo izquierdo (OI 123 mseg. OD sin respuesta. La RM de cerebro (FLAIR mostró hiperintensidad en nervio óptico derecho, hipotálamo y comisura blanca anterior. RM cervical: lesión medular extensa (5 cuerpos vertebrales. Caso 2: mujer de 53 años, con disminución de la agudeza visual en ambos ojos y parestesias en miembros inferiores que remitieron espontáneamente. Evolucionó al mes con cuadriparesia e incontinencia esfinteriana. Recibió metilprednisolona 1 g/d x 5 días, sin mejoría. Potenciales evocados visuales: P100 OI 124 mseg. OD 128 mseg. RM cerebro: (FLAIR hiperintensidad hipotalámica y periacueductal. RM cervical: lesión medular extensa (7 cuerpos vertebrales. Anticuerpos anti-acuaporina-4 positivos en ambos pacientes (inmunofluorescencia indirecta. Las lesiones consideradas "atípicas", como aquí, en sitios con alta densidad de proteínas canales de agua AQP4 deberán considerarse para el diagnóstico diferencial.

  1. Temporal Analysis and Automatic Calibration of the Velodyne HDL-32E LiDAR System

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    Chan, T. O.; Lichti, D. D.; Belton, D.

    2013-10-01

    At the end of the first quarter of 2012, more than 600 Velodyne LiDAR systems had been sold worldwide for various robotic and high-accuracy survey applications. The ultra-compact Velodyne HDL-32E LiDAR has become a predominant sensor for many applications that require lower sensor size/weight and cost. For high accuracy applications, cost-effective calibration methods with minimal manual intervention are always desired by users. However, the calibrations are complicated by the Velodyne LiDAR's narrow vertical field of view and the very highly time-variant nature of its measurements. In the paper, the temporal stability of the HDL-32E is first analysed as the motivation for developing a new, automated calibration method. This is followed by a detailed description of the calibration method that is driven by a novel segmentation method for extracting vertical cylindrical features from the Velodyne point clouds. The proposed segmentation method utilizes the Velodyne point cloud's slice-like nature and first decomposes the point clouds into 2D layers. Then the layers are treated as 2D images and are processed with the Generalized Hough Transform which extracts the points distributed in circular patterns from the point cloud layers. Subsequently, the vertical cylindrical features can be readily extracted from the whole point clouds based on the previously extracted points. The points are passed to the calibration that estimates the cylinder parameters and the LiDAR's additional parameters simultaneously by constraining the segmented points to fit to the cylindrical geometric model in such a way the weighted sum of the adjustment residuals are minimized. The proposed calibration is highly automatic and this allows end users to obtain the time-variant additional parameters instantly and frequently whenever there are vertical cylindrical features presenting in scenes. The methods were verified with two different real datasets, and the results suggest that up to 78

  2. Mutation in APOA1 predicts increased risk of ischaemic heart disease and total mortality without low HDL cholesterol levels

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    Haase, C L; Frikke-Schmidt, R; Nordestgaard, B G

    2011-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: To determine whether mutations in APOA1 affect levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and to predict risk of ischaemic heart disease (IHD) and total mortality in the general population. BACKGROUND: Epidemiologically, risk of IHD is inversely related to HDL cholesterol le...... effects of mutations in adenovirus-transfected mice. RESULTS: We identified a new mutation, A164S (1 : 500 in the general population), which predicted hazard ratios for IHD, MI and total mortality of 3.2 [95% confidence interval (CI): 1.6-6.5], 5.5 (95% CI: 2.6-11.7) and 2.5 (95% CI: 1......164S heterozygotes had normal plasma lipid and lipoprotein levels, including HDL cholesterol and apoA-I, and this finding was confirmed in adenovirus-transfected mice. CONCLUSIONS: A164S is the first mutation in APOA1 to be described that predicts an increased risk of IHD, MI and total mortality...

  3. Impacto do exercício físico isolado e combinado com dieta sobre os níveis séricos de HDL, LDL, colesterol total e triglicerídeos Impact of isolated and combined with diet physical exercise on the HDL, LDL, total cholesterol and triglycerides plasma levels

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    Sanmira Fagherazzi

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Adequados hábitos alimentares e a prática de exercícios físicos exercem efeito benéfico sobre as dislipidemias. Se associados, podem ainda otimizar as mudanças do perfil lipoprotéico plasmático, sendo, além disso, intervenções de custo moderado quando comparados com tratamentos medicamentosos e dependentes de alta tecnologia. Este estudo tem por objetivo avaliar o impacto do exercício físico isolado e combinado com dieta sobre o perfil lipídico em indivíduos com sobrepeso/obesos. O presente trabalho é do tipo retrospectivo analítico observacional. Nele foi analisada a evolução do perfil lipídico e do peso, por período entre três e seis meses, de 30 indivíduos, divididos em dois grupos: grupo exercício (prática de exercício físico e grupo dieta (prática de exercício físico associada à intervenção nutricional. Foram encontradas reduções estatisticamente significativas no CT (-14,4mg/dl; P = 0,022 e no LDL-c (-20,9mg/dl; P = 0,013 para os componentes do grupo exercício. Tal redução também ocorreu em relação à razão CT/HDL-c (-0,9; P = 0,005 para os componentes do grupo dieta. Foi observada elevação dos níveis de HDL-c, apenas no grupo dieta (+4,2 mg/dl. Nesse mesmo grupo verificou-se diminuição no CT (-8mg/dl e no LDL-c (-9,8mg/dl, bem como redução de peso (-2,6kg, no entanto, tais resultados não foram estatisticamente significativos. Quanto aos níveis de TG, não foi verificada evolução positiva em ambos os grupos. Concluiu-se que o efeito isolado do exercício físico foi mais evidente em relação às variáveis CT e LDL-c. Os TG não sofreram modificações positivas com a prática exclusiva de exercícios físicos ou com sua associação à dieta. Para as variáveis HDL-c e peso, a combinação da dieta com o exercício físico apresentou maiores benefícios.Adequate eating habits and physical exercise have a beneficial effect on dislipidemies. When associated, they might even optimize

  4. Presence of elevated non-HDL among patients with T2DM with CV events despite of optimal LDL-C - A report from South India.

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    Kumpatla, Satyavani; Soni, Anju; Narasingan, S N; Viswanathan, Vijay

    2016-01-01

    Elevated non-high density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) was the commonest lipid abnormality among T2DM patients with cardiovascular events (CV) events. Prevalence of elevated non-HDL-C was 21.6% among patients who were on statin therapy and with optimal low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) levels. Despite an optimal LDL-C level, 47% of the T2DM patients with CV events had elevated non-HDL-C.

  5. Apo A-I promoter polymorphism influences basal HDL-cholesterol and its response to pravastatin therapy.

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    Lahoz, Carlos; Peña, Rocío; Mostaza, Jose M; Jiménez, Javier; Subirats, Enric; Pintó, Xavier; Taboada, Manuel; López-Pastor, Angela

    2003-06-01

    Statins decrease cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, essentially, by reducing LDL-cholesterol levels and, additionally, by increasing HDL-cholesterol concentrations. Environmental and genetic factors are known to affect LDL-C response to statins but less is known regarding HDL-C. We have evaluated the lipid and lipoprotein response to 20 mg/day of pravastatin for 16 weeks in relation to the G/A polymorphism in the promoter region of the apo A-I gene in 397 hypercholesterolaemic subjects followed-up on an out-patient basis. In the study population, 61.7% were homozygous for the G allele and 36% were heterozygous. The A allele carriers had an HDL-C 6.5% higher than the G allele homozygotes (P=0.021 in univariate analysis; P=0.009 in multivariate analysis). However, on segregation by gender and smoking status the effect was significant only in non-smoking males. The A allele carriers did not increase their HDL-C concentrations after treatment (-0.3, 95%CI -3.3 to 2.7%) while G allele homozygotes had a 4.9% increase (95%CI 2.5-7.3%). Differences in the response between both groups were significant before (P=0.008) and after adjustment for confounding variables such as age and baseline HDL-C concentration (P=0.046). We conclude that the G/A polymorphism of the apo A-I promoter region affects not only baseline HDL-C concentrations but also its response to pravastatin treatment.

  6. Mining the LIPG allelic spectrum reveals the contribution of rare and common regulatory variants to HDL cholesterol.

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    Sumeet A Khetarpal

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Genome-wide association studies (GWAS have successfully identified loci associated with quantitative traits, such as blood lipids. Deep resequencing studies are being utilized to catalogue the allelic spectrum at GWAS loci. The goal of these studies is to identify causative variants and missing heritability, including heritability due to low frequency and rare alleles with large phenotypic impact. Whereas rare variant efforts have primarily focused on nonsynonymous coding variants, we hypothesized that noncoding variants in these loci are also functionally important. Using the HDL-C gene LIPG as an example, we explored the effect of regulatory variants identified through resequencing of subjects at HDL-C extremes on gene expression, protein levels, and phenotype. Resequencing a portion of the LIPG promoter and 5' UTR in human subjects with extreme HDL-C, we identified several rare variants in individuals from both extremes. Luciferase reporter assays were used to measure the effect of these rare variants on LIPG expression. Variants conferring opposing effects on gene expression were enriched in opposite extremes of the phenotypic distribution. Minor alleles of a common regulatory haplotype and noncoding GWAS SNPs were associated with reduced plasma levels of the LIPG gene product endothelial lipase (EL, consistent with its role in HDL-C catabolism. Additionally, we found that a common nonfunctional coding variant associated with HDL-C (rs2000813 is in linkage disequilibrium with a 5' UTR variant (rs34474737 that decreases LIPG promoter activity. We attribute the gene regulatory role of rs34474737 to the observed association of the coding variant with plasma EL levels and HDL-C. Taken together, the findings show that both rare and common noncoding regulatory variants are important contributors to the allelic spectrum in complex trait loci.

  7. The Triglyceride to HDL Ratio and Its Relationship to Insulin Resistance in Pre- and Postpubertal Children: Observation from the Wausau SCHOOL Project

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    Karen Olson

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Insulin resistance (IR is a risk factor for ischemic heart disease and diabetes and raises the triglyceride/high-density lipoprotein (TG/HDL ratio in adults, but is not well defined in children. Purpose. To investigate the TG/HDL ratios in children as an IR marker. Methods. Wausau SCHOOL Project assessed 99 prepubertal and 118 postpubertal children. The TG/HDL ratio was correlated with numerous risk factors. Results. TG/HDL ratio was significantly correlated with QUICKI, HOMA-IR, zBMI, waist-to hip ratio, systolic and diastolic BP, LDL size and LDL number. A group of 32 IR children (HOMA-IR > 1 SD from the mean, i.e., >2.45 had significantly higher TG/HDL (3.11 ± 1.77 compared to non-IR children (1.86 ± 0.75. A TG/HDL ratio of ≥2.0 identified 32 of the 40 children deemed IR by HOMA-IR (>2.45 with a sensitivity of 0.80 and a specificity of 0.66. Children with TG/HDL ratio ≥3 were heavier and had higher BP, glucose, HOMA-IR, LDL number, and lower HDL level, QUICKI, and LDL size, regardless of pubertal status. Conclusion. The TG/HDL ratio is strongly associated with IR in children, and with higher BMI, waist hip ratio, BP, and more athrogenic lipid profile.

  8. Verification and Diagnosis Infrastructure of SoC HDL-model

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    Hahanov, Vladimir; Litvinova, Eugenia; Chumachenko, Svetlana

    2012-01-01

    This article describes technology for diagnosing SoC HDL-models, based on transactional graph. Diagnosis method is focused to considerable decrease the time of fault detection and memory for storage of diagnosis matrix by means of forming ternary relations in the form of test, monitor, and functional component. The following problems are solved: creation of digital system model in the form of transaction graph and multi-tree of fault detection tables, as well as ternary matrices for activating functional components in tests, relative to the selected set of monitors; development of a method for analyzing the activation matrix to detect the faults with given depth and synthesizing logic functions for subsequent embedded hardware fault diagnosing.

  9. Design hardware calculator in PWM peripherals of nios Ⅱ with verilog HDL

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    XU Yang; XIANG Min

    2009-01-01

    The Plus Width Module (PWM) in microprocessors is commonly used in motor control field. If the ordinary PWM peripherals output PWM waveform, the software must calculate the period and duty cycle number based on the microprocessor's system clock cycle first, and then write them into the registers. As all known, the microprocessor without hardware calculator consume very long time in multiplication and division. In order to reduce the CPU's running time, a calculation hardware unit was designed to calculate the waveform parameters. The software only need to write the period (Hz units) to the period register and the duty cycle (% units)to its register. This hardware unit was designed with Verilog HDL and running in the Nios II system successfully.

  10. Static Calibration and Analysis of the Velodyne HDL-64E S2 for High Accuracy Mobile Scanning

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    Craig Glennie; Lichti, Derek D.

    2010-01-01

    The static calibration and analysis of the Velodyne HDL-64E S2 scanning LiDAR system is presented and analyzed. The mathematical model for measurements for the HDL-64E S2 scanner is derived and discussed. A planar feature based least squares adjustment approach is presented and utilized in a minimally constrained network in order to derive an optimal solution for the laser’s internal calibration parameters. Finally, the results of the adjustment along with a detailed examination of the adjust...

  11. Genetic determinants of LDL, lipoprotein(a), triglyceride-rich lipoproteins and HDL: concordance and discordance with cardiovascular disease risk

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    Nordestgaard, Børge G; Tybjærg-Hansen, Anne

    2011-01-01

    To evaluate whether new and known genetic determinants of plasma levels of LDL cholesterol, lipoprotein(a), triglyceride-rich lipoproteins, and HDL cholesterol associate with the risk of cardiovascular disease expected from the effect on lipoprotein levels. Concordance or discordance of such gene......To evaluate whether new and known genetic determinants of plasma levels of LDL cholesterol, lipoprotein(a), triglyceride-rich lipoproteins, and HDL cholesterol associate with the risk of cardiovascular disease expected from the effect on lipoprotein levels. Concordance or discordance...

  12. Automatic HDL firmware generation for FPGA-based reconfigurable measurement and control systems with mezzanines in FMC standard

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    Wojenski, Andrzej; Kasprowicz, Grzegorz; Pozniak, Krzysztof T.; Romaniuk, Ryszard

    2013-10-01

    The paper describes a concept of automatic firmware generation for reconfigurable measurement systems, which uses FPGA devices and measurement cards in FMC standard. Following sections are described in details: automatic HDL code generation for FPGA devices, automatic communication interfaces implementation, HDL drivers for measurement cards, automatic serial connection between multiple measurement backplane boards, automatic build of memory map (address space), automatic generated firmware management. Presented solutions are required in many advanced measurement systems, like Beam Position Monitors or GEM detectors. This work is a part of a wider project for automatic firmware generation and management of reconfigurable systems. Solutions presented in this paper are based on previous publication in SPIE.

  13. 血清HS-CRP LDL-C/HDL-C在冠心病中的临床意义

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    徐文星; 蒋廷波

    2013-01-01

      目的通过检测冠心病(CHD)患者体内超敏C-反应蛋白(hs-CRP)、低密度脂蛋白(LDL-C)和高密度脂蛋白(HDL-C)水平,研究HS-CRP与LDL-C/HDL-C冠心病及冠心病病变程度中的临床意义.方法根据冠状动脉(简称冠脉)造影结果的Gensini评分,将患者分为四组:(1)冠脉造影正常组(64例):Gensini评分0分.(2)冠脉轻度病变组(61例):Gensini评分30分.比较四组hS-CRP及LDL-C/HDL-C升高与冠心病的相关程度.结果冠心病组患者的hs-CRP浓度和LDL-C/HDL-C均显著高于冠脉正常组(P30),the forth group:the normal group(=0),and Measured their hs-CRP,LDL-C/HDL-C.Results The serum hs-CRP levels and LDL-C/HDL-C in patients with coronary heart disease were significantly increased than those in normal group(P<0.05).In addition,hS - CRP levels in coronary artery coronary moderate lesion group is significantly higher than mild coronary artery lesion group(P<0.05);Severe lesion group is significantly higher than coronary moderate lesion group(P<0.05).Conclusion hS-CRP and LDL-C/HDL-C and coronary artery lesions are closely related,and hS-CRP is associated with the severity of the disease(according to the Gensini score),which can be used as to coronary artery lesion degree of estimation index.Although the serum levels of LDL-C/HDL-C are closely related to coronary artery lesions, it is hard to predict the degree of pathological changes fully accordingly to the such index.

  14. 9-cis β-Carotene Increased Cholesterol Efflux to HDL in Macrophages

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    Sapir Bechor

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Cholesterol efflux from macrophages is a key process in reverse cholesterol transport and, therefore, might inhibit atherogenesis. 9-cis-β-carotene (9-cis-βc is a precursor for 9-cis-retinoic-acid (9-cis-RA, which regulates macrophage cholesterol efflux. Our objective was to assess whether 9-cis-βc increases macrophage cholesterol efflux and induces the expression of cholesterol transporters. Enrichment of a mouse diet with βc from the alga Dunaliella led to βc accumulation in peritoneal macrophages. 9-cis-βc increased the mRNA levels of CYP26B1, an enzyme that regulates RA cellular levels, indicating the formation of RA from βc in RAW264.7 macrophages. Furthermore, 9-cis-βc, as well as all-trans-βc, significantly increased cholesterol efflux to high-density lipoprotein (HDL by 50% in RAW264.7 macrophages. Likewise, food fortification with 9-cis-βc augmented cholesterol efflux from macrophages ex vivo. 9-cis-βc increased both the mRNA and protein levels of ABCA1 and apolipoprotein E (APOE and the mRNA level of ABCG1. Our study shows, for the first time, that 9-cis-βc from the diet accumulates in peritoneal macrophages and increases cholesterol efflux to HDL. These effects might be ascribed to transcriptional induction of ABCA1, ABCG1, and APOE. These results highlight the beneficial effect of βc in inhibition of atherosclerosis by improving cholesterol efflux from macrophages.

  15. The effects of new diversion valves in Alta hydro-power station on the population of Atlantic salmon; Ny forbitappingsventil i Alta kraftverk. Betydning for laksebestanden

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    Forseth, Torbjoern; Naesje, Tor F.; Jensen, Arne J.; Saksgaard, Laila; Hvidsten, Nils Arne

    1997-02-01

    The report deals with consequential relations for the environment of Alta river in Northern Norway in connection with a hydroelectric power plant. The consequences of regulating the flow by the installation of an new diversion valve are discussed. 39 refs., 10 figs., 4 tabs.

  16. Densidades de plantas daninhas e épocas de controle sobre os componentes de produção da soja Effect of weed densities and control periods on soybean yield components

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    A.F. Silva

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi conduzido com o objetivo de determinar os efeitos de diferentes densidades de plantas daninhas sobre os componentes de rendimento da soja, cv. BRS 243-RR. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos ao acaso, sendo os tratamentos constituídos pela combinação entre dez períodos crescentes de convivência das plantas daninhas com a cultura (0, 0-5, 0-10, 0-15, 0-21, 0-28, 0-35, 0-42, 0-49 e 0-125 dias e três níveis de infestação (baixa, média e alta. Na área de baixa infestação, a comunidade infestante foi composta principalmente por Brachiaria plantaginea, Ipomoea nil, Euphorbia heterophylla e outras. Nas áreas de média e alta infestação destacaram-se Brachiaria plantaginea, Ipomoea nil, Digitaria horizontalis, Cyperus rotundus e outras. B. plantaginea foi responsável pelo maior acúmulo de fitomassa seca em todos os níveis de infestação. Com relação aos componentes de produção, o número de vagens por planta foi o mais afetado pela competição, com reduções de até 58% na área de baixa infestação, 71% na de média infestação e 78% na de alta infestação. O número de sementes por vagens e peso de mil grãos se mostraram menos responsivos aos efeitos de competição; contudo, houve redução desses parâmetros, indicando relação entre o período de convivência e nível de infestação e os componentes de produção da soja.This work aimed to evaluate the effects of different weed densities on the yield components of soybean grain, cv. BRS 243 RR. The experimental design was arranged in completely randomized blocks, and the treatments consisted of increasing periods of control and three weed densities (low, medium and high. The initial periods of control were: 0, 0-5, 0-10, 0-15, 0-21, 0-28, 0-35, 0-42, 0-49 and 0-125 (harvesting. In low infestation areas, the weed community was composed mainly of Brachiaria plantaginea, Ipomoea nil, Euphorbia heterophylla and others. In medium and high

  17. Importância da HDL-c para a ocorrência de doença cardiovascular no idoso La importancia del HDL-c para la ocurrencia de la enfermedad cardiovascular en el adulto mayor Importance of HDL-c for the occurrence of cardiovascular disease in the elderly

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    Elizabete Viana de Freitas

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Estudos sobre o impacto da HDL-c e ocorrência de doença cardiovascular (CV em idosos são escassos. OBJETIVO: Avaliar as variáveis clínicas e laboratoriais e a ocorrência de eventos CV em idosos estratificados de acordo com o comportamento da HDL-c em seguimento de oito anos. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliados, em dois momentos (A1 e A2, com espaço mínimo de cinco anos, 81 idosos, com idade média de 68,51 ± 6,32 (38,2% do sexo masculino. Os indivíduos foram divididos em 3 grupos de acordo com o nível da HDL-c: HDL-c normal nas duas avaliações (GN (n=31; HDL-c baixa nas duas avaliações (GB (n=21; e HDL-c variável de A1 para A2 (GV (n=29. Foram registrados os eventos CV maiores: doença coronariana (angina, infarto miocárdio, revascularização miocárdica percutânea/cirúrgica, acidente vascular encefálico, acidente isquêmico transitório, doença carotídea, demência e insuficiência cardíaca. RESULTADOS: Os grupos não diferiram quanto à idade e sexo em A1 e A2. As médias dos triglicérides foram menores no GN em A1 (p=0,027 e A2 (p=0,016 que no GB. Já a distribuição de eventos CV foi de 13 eventos no GN (41,9%, 16 (76,2% no GB e de 12 (41,4% no GV (χ2=7,149, p=0,024. Em análise de regressão logística observou-se que quanto maior a idade (OR=1,187, p=0,0230 e quanto menor a HDL-c (OR=0,9372, p=0,0102, maior a ocorrência de eventos CV. CONCLUSÃO: O HDL-c permanentemente baixo ao longo de oito anos de acompanhamento foi fator de risco para desenvolvimento de eventos CV em idosos.FUNDAMENTO: Estudios sobre el impacto del HDL-c y ocurrencia de enfermedad cardiovascular (CV en adultos mayores son raros. OBJETIVO: Evaluar las variables clínicas y laboratoriales y la ocurrencia de eventos CV en adultos mayores estratificados según el comportamiento del HDL-c en seguimiento de ocho años. MÉTODOS: Se evaluaron, en dos momentos (A1 y A2, con espacio mínimo de cinco años, a 81 adultos mayores, con edad promedio de

  18. Grau de bem-estar relativo de frangos em diferentes densidades de lotação

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    Bonamigo,A.; Silva,C.B.S.; Molento,C.F.M.

    2011-01-01

    Avaliou-se o impacto da redução da densidade de lotação sobre o bem-estar animal (BEA) de frangas de corte, produzidas para abate precoce. Para isso, aos 12 dias de idade, 800 frangas, comerciais, foram distribuídas em baias de 4m²; sendo oito com 10 aves (17,0kg)/m² (DL10) e oito com 15 aves (25,5kg)/m² (DL15). As condições ambientais foram avaliadas utilizando-se o índice de temperatura e umidade (ITU). Para avaliação de bem-estar, foi construído um etograma; hemograma e testes bioquímicos ...

  19. Reflexões acerca das nanotecnologias e as novas densidades técnicas-científicas-informacionais na agricultura

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    Soraia de Fátima Ramos

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available As pesquisas sobre os potenciais usos das nanotecnologias no agronegócio suscitam enormes dúvidas sobre os reais benefícios ou malefícios em relação à adoção desta inovação. Daí a preocupação desta investigação em incluir as ciências humanas nos debates sobre a difusão das nanotecnologias. Pressupõe-se que, dada a efetiva incorporação dos novos produtos e processos nanotecnológicos, irá se configurar um aprofundamento das densidades técnicas-científicas- informacionais no espaço agrário brasileiro.

  20. Custo da alimentação e densidade energética da dieta no Brasil, 2008-2009

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    Este estudo tem por objetivo avaliar a relação entre o custo da alimentação e a densidade energética da dieta consumida nos domicílios brasileiros. Utilizaram-se dados da Pesquisa de Orçamentos Familiares (POF-2008/2009) para identificação dos alimentos com consumo mais relevante e seus preços. Tais alimentos foram agrupados, resultando em uma cesta de 67 produtos. Empregou-se a programação linear para composição de cestas isoenergéticas, minimizando o afastamento da dieta média encontrada no...

  1. Densidade do solo, atributos químicos e sistema radicular do milho afetados pelo pastejo e manejo do solo

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    V. R. Silva

    2000-03-01

    Full Text Available A integração lavoura-pecuária é uma alternativa de renda dos produtores no sul do Brasil. Entretanto, o pisoteio animal e, ou, o preparo de solo podem compactá-lo, prejudicando o crescimento radicular e a produtividade das plantas. Estudaram-se os efeitos do pisoteio animal em regime de pastejo contínuo durante o inverno/primavera e do impacto do plantio direto e do preparo convencional de solo no estado de compactação, atributos químicos e distribuição radicular. Em Podzólico Vermelho-Amarelo de textura superficial franca, foi implantada uma pastagem de estação fria composta por aveia (Avena strigosa Schreb e azevém (Lolium multiflorum L.. A carga animal variou conforme o crescimento da pastagem. Em dezembro de 1996, foi implantada a cultura do milho (Zea mays L. para a produção de silagem, usando os seguintes tratamentos: plantio direto na área não pastejada, plantio direto após o pastejo, preparo convencional de solo na área não pastejada e preparo convencional de solo após pastejo. As avaliações apresentadas neste estudo são referentes ao terceiro ano de cultivo, no qual houve um período de pastejo de 107 dias. Aos 45 dias da emergência do milho, foram abertas trincheiras (100 x 40 cm para visualizar a distribuição do sistema radicular e coletar amostras de solo, a cada 5 cm, para caracterização química e determinação da densidade do solo e de raízes. Ao longo do perfil (0-40 cm, o desenho da distribuição de raízes indicou maior quantidade de raízes no preparo convencional de solo, concordando com os resultados de densidade de raízes. O pisoteio animal não teve efeito sobre as características físicas, possivelmente pelo fato de o resíduo da pastagem permanecer próximo a 1,0 Mg ha-1 de matéria seca. A densidade do solo no plantio direto, na camada de 5-10 cm, foi de 1,41 Mg m-3, tanto na área pastejada como na não pastejada. No preparo convencional de solo, esses valores foram de 1,15 Mg m-3

  2. AVALIAÇÃO AGROTECNOLÓGICA E DO CICLO DE VARIEDADES DE ABACAXIZEIRO, EM DUAS DENSIDADES, EM VOTUPORANGA (SP

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    ADEMAR SPIRONELLO

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available Desenvolveu-se um experimento, no Noroeste paulista, em duas densidades de cultivo, com o objetivo de estudar as variedades de abacaxizeiro existentes no Estado, com potencial produtivo e de qualidade de fruto, e muito mais resistentes à fusariose que as duas comerciais, a saber: Smooth Cayenne, Pérola (únicas cultivadas comercialmente no Brasil e ambas muito suscetíveis à fusariose, Rondon e Turi Verde. As densidades de cultivo foram D1 = 60.606 plantas/hectare - linhas duplas de 30 x 30 x 80 cm, e D2 = 35.714 plantas/hectare - 40 x 40 x 100 cm. Efetuou-se o experimento em parcelas subdivididas, com as principais (densidades dispostas em blocos ao acaso com seis repetições. As subparcelas (variedades constaram de duas linhas duplas com doze plantas úteis. Mediram-se, em cada planta, os períodos de emissão natural da inflorescência, os tempos decorridos desde essa emissão até o início e o término de florescimento e, deste último, até a colheita. Determinaram-se as dimensões e a massa dos frutos e das coroas, o número de mudas produzidas e, na polpa dos frutos, o grau Brix, a acidez, o pH, o teor de vitamina C e de textura. A variedade Smooth Cayenne apresentou maior produtividade de frutos (47% e maior teor de sólidos solúveis da polpa (30% que a média de `Pérola' e `Rondon'. Os resultados indicam a viabilidade de utilização da `Rondon' no cultivo comercial, como opção para substituir a `Pérola'. O aproveitamento da soca das variedades foi viável apenas na `Rondon', que mostrou frutos precoces e pouco menores que os da primeira produção. A maior densidade de cultivo proporcionou, na média das variedades, maior produtividade de frutos (56%, menor massa média de frutos e de coroas (10% e menor número de filhotes por planta (14%.A field trial has been carried out at the Northwestern region of São Paulo State, aiming at studying four pineapple cultivars (Smooth Cayenne, Pérola, Rondon and Turi Verde in two plant

  3. 代谢综合征患者血糖、血脂水平与 HDL 亚类组成的关系%Relationship between HDL subclass distribution and plasma glucose and lipid levels in patients with metabolic syndrome

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    仇梦霞; 龙石银; 陈志军; 陈浩; 陈武哲; 朱艳; 麻燕妮; 张彩平; 田英

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    AIM:To investigate high-density lipoprotein ( HDL) subclass distribution and to analyze the rela-tionship between HDL subclasses with plasma glucose and lipids in metabolic syndrome ( MS) .METHODS:Apolipopro-tein A-I ( apoA-I) contents of plasma HDL subclasses were determined by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis associated with immunodetection .The concentrations of lipids and apolipoproteins in the plasma were measured by an automated bio -chemical analyzer .RESULTS:Compared with the controls , the levels of fasting plasma glucose ( FPG) , total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride ( TG), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol ( LDL-C), LDL-C/high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), apolipoprotein B100(apoB100), apoB100/apoA-I, systolic blood pressure (SBP), body mass index (BMI) and HDL3b were increased in the MS patients (P<0.05).Meanwhile, HDL-C, apoA-I and preβ2-HDL, HDL2a and HDL2b were decreased in the MS patients (P<0.01).With the increase in the plasma glucose level , the contents of HDL2a and HDL2b were decreased in the MS patients (P<0.05), while preβ1-HDL was increased (P<0.05).With the decrease in the HDL-C level, the content of HDL2b was decreased in the MS patients (P<0.01), while preβ1-HDL was increased (P<0.01).With the increase in the TG level and the decrease in the HDL-C level, the content of HDL2b had a decrea-sing trend and the content of small-particle preβ1-HDL had an increasing trend , indicating that HDL maturation metabolism was disrupted.The correlation analysis showed that FPG was negatively correlated with the levels of HDL 2a and HDL2b, HDL-C was negatively correlated with the level of preβ1-HDL and positively correlated with the level of HDL 2b , and TG was positively correlated with the levels of preβ1-HDL and HDL3b .CONCLUSION:With the increases in the plasma glucose and TG, and the decrease in HDL-C in the MS patients, HDL particles have minifying tendency , and the maturation me-tabolism of HDL particles is disrupted .%目

  4. Ciprofibrate therapy in patients with hypertriglyceridemia and low high density lipoprotein (HDL-cholesterol: greater reduction of non-HDL cholesterol in subjects with excess body weight (The CIPROAMLAT study

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    Medel Octavio

    2004-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Hypertriglyceridemia in combination with low HDL cholesterol levels is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Our objective was to evaluate the efficacy of ciprofibrate for the treatment of this form of dyslipidemia and to identify factors associated with better treatment response. Methods Multicenter, international, open-label study. Four hundred and thirty seven patients were included. The plasma lipid levels at inclusion were fasting triglyceride concentrations between 1.6–3.9 mM/l and HDL cholesterol ≤ 1.05 mM/l for women and ≤ 0.9 mM/l for men. The LDL cholesterol was below 4.2 mM/l. All patients received ciprofibrate 100 mg/d. Efficacy and safety parameters were assessed at baseline and at the end of the treatment. The primary efficacy parameter of the study was percentage change in triglycerides from baseline. Results After 4 months, plasma triglyceride concentrations were decreased by 44% (p 2 compared to the rest of the population (8.2 vs 19.7%, p Conclusions Ciprofibrate is efficacious for the correction of hypertriglyceridemia / low HDL cholesterol. A greater decrease in non-HDL cholesterol was found among cases with excess body weight. The mechanism of action of ciprofibrate may be influenced by the pathophysiology of the disorder being treated.

  5. Análisis de los efectos de un programa nutricional y de ejercicio físico sobre el perfil lipídico en personas con sobrepeso y obesidad

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    Romero Moraleda, Blanca

    2014-01-01

    Introducción. Las enfermedades cardiovasculares (ECV) son la principal causa de muerte en nuestro país. Entre los factores independientes más importantes para el desarrollo de ECV se encuentran en primer lugar las alteraciones del perfil lipídico como el aumento del colesterol total (TC), las lipoproteínas de baja densidad (LDL) y los triglicéridos (TG) y/o la disminución de las lipoproteínas de alta densidad (HDL). Entre las diferentes formas de abordar el problema para prevenir y tratar est...

  6. Sistemas de labranza y densidades de la batata: calidad del suelo y de las raíces tuberosas.

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    Maiby Pérez-Darniz

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue determinar el efecto de sistemas de labranza y densidades de siembra en la calidad de las raíces tuberosas de batata (Ipomoea batata (L Lamb.. El estudio se realizó en la Universidad Central de Venezuela, en el año 2014. Se determinaron los grados de severidad de la degradación del suelo y su correspondencia con las escalas de preferencia basadas en el peso unitario y dimensiones de la raíz tuberosa. Se usó un arreglo en franjas, donde los sistemas de labranza (SL fueron asignados a las parcelas, y las densidades de siembra (Ds a las franjas. Los SL consistieron en labranza vertical con cincel (LC, con arado de disco (LA, convencional con tres pases de rastra de disco (LCo y mínima con un pase de rastra de disco (LM. Las Ds fueron de 0,25 cm (D1 y 0,15 cm (D2 en la hilera. La calidad física del suelo fue superior en los tratamientos de LA. De estos, la combinación con la distancia de siembra más larga (LA-D1 favoreció la mayor calidad postcosecha del cultivo. Al contrario, en los tratamientos con cincel se promovió la menor aceptación del consumidor. La ligera a moderada severidad de la degradación del suelo no explicó la variación de la calidad postcosecha. Se in ere sobre la menor tasa de movimiento de agua en LC, que promovió un exceso de humedad y la más baja calidad de la raíz tuberosa.

  7. ENFERMEDADES Y COMPONENTES DE RENDIMIENTO EN LÍNEAS DE FRÉJOL BAJO TRES DENSIDADES DE SIEMBRA

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    Felipe Rafael Garc\\u00E9s-Fiallos

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    Full Text Available El objetivo fue evaluar las enfermedades, el rendimiento y sus componen - tes en líneas de fréjol bajo tres distanciamientos de siembra. El trabajo se realizó durante la época seca del año 2011, en la Universidad Técnica Estatal de Quevedo (UTEQ, Quevedo, Ecuador. Se determinó la incidencia y severidad de la roya ( Uromyces appendiculatus y mustia hilachosa ( Rizoctonia solani en los estadíos R7 (formación en legumbres y R8 (llenado de legumbres, y después de la cosecha la incidencia de las pudriciones radiculares ( Macrophomina phaseolina y R. solani . Los componentes de rendimiento (número de nudos, legumbres, granos, granos por legumbre, legumbres estériles y granos por planta y peso de granos. Se empleó un Diseño de Bloques Completos al Azar (DBCA con doce tratamientos y tres repeticiones, con arreglo factorial de 4 (líneas promisorias x 3 (planta/m. Para la comparación entre las medias de los tratamientos se empleó la prueba de Tukey al 5% de probabilidad del error. Las líneas promisorias de fréjol EVG 06-103 y SER-03 presentaron menor intensidad de enfermedades. Un aumento en la densidad poblacional causó un acrecentamiento en la intensidad de la roya. Las líneas SER-08 y SER-03 obtuvieron la mayor productividad según la mayoría de componentes de rendimiento y peso de granos. Finalmente, el incremento de la densidad de plantas promovió reducción significativa en el número de legumbres, granos y granos por legumbre por planta, contrario al aumento observado en el peso de granos

  8. ESTUDIO DE LA INTERACCION DE CATIONES METALICOS CON BASES DEL ADN DESDE LA PERSPECTIVA DE LA TEORIA DE FUNCIONALES DE LA DENSIDAD CONCEPTUAL

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    RINCON BEDOYA, ELIZABETH ADRIANA

    2007-01-01

    Utilizando los métodos computacionales y herramientas coiiceptuales enmarcados dentro de la teoría de funcionales de la densidad conceptual, se ha estudiado la iiiteracción de cationes metálicos divalentes, representativos y de transición, Mg(lI), Cu(II), 146p.

  9. Rentabilidade da cultura da macieira cultivar Gala em duas densidades de plantio Investment return for Gala apple cultivar using two planting densities

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    Carlos Leomar Kreuz

    2002-03-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho discute, com base em um estudo de caso, a viabilidade econômica de ampliar a densidade de plantio de macieiras cultivar Gala de 1.000 plantas por hectare para 3.378 plantas por hectare. Os resultados mostraram que a taxa interna de retorno não variou (próxima de 1,61% ao mês, independentemente da densidade utilizada, o que sugere o uso da menor densidade de plantio, uma vez que esta requer um menor volume de recursos financeiros. O custo unitário de produção também se mantém praticamente o mesmo ao se variar a densidade de plantio.The present study was carried out to analyse economic performances of Gala apple orchards at different planting densities. Two orchard densities (1,000 and 3,378 plants/ha were evaluated in an orchard near Fraiburgo, SC, Brazil. The use of both planting densities resulted in the same internal rate of return (approximately 1.6% a month. It is suggested to use a lower planting system, once it requires less capital. Unit cost also remained the same for both planting densities used in this study.

  10. Influencias de la densidad y podas sobre la producción de Pinus taeda L. a los 7 años de edad.

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    Rubén Costas

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available En un ensayo con 3 niveles de densidad y 12 tratamientos de poda, se evaluaron los efectos de la densidad, la altura de poda, el número de levantes de poda y la interacción entre la densidad y las podas sobre la producción de la masa de Pinus taeda L. a los 7 años de edad. Las variables evaluadas fueron el diámetro a la altura de pecho medio (DAP, la altura media, el volumen individual, el volumen por unidad de superficie, el área basal, el diámetro máximo sobre muñón (DMSM, el coeficiente de forma de Girard (CFG, el diámetro de ramas (DRBC y el ángulo de inserción de las ramas (ARBC en la base de la copa. En los tratamientos con mayor densidad de plantación se observaron mayores volúmenes por unidad de superficie, área basal y CFG que en los tratamientos con menor densidad. Estos produjeron mayores DAP, volúmenes individuales, DMSM, DRBC y ARBC que los tratamientos con mayores densidades. Los tratamientos con menores alturas finales de poda produjeron mayores DAP, volúmenes individuales, área basal y volúmenes por unidad de superficie que los tratamientos con mayores alturas de poda. Los menores DMSM se obtuvieron con alturas finales de poda de 3,30 m y 4,40 m realizadas a los 4 años de edad y los mayores DMSM ocurrieron al no efectuarse podas a los 5 años hasta 5,50 m y 6,60 m. No se encontraron diferencias significativas entre los valores medios de DRBC, ARBC y CFG producidos por los 12 tratamientos de poda. La interacción entre densidad y los tratamientos de poda no fue significativa para ninguna de las variables respuestas.

  11. Variabilidade Espacial e Densidade Amostral da Suscetibilidade Magnética e dos Atributos de Argissolos da Região de Manicoré, AM

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    Ivanildo Amorim de Oliveira

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    Full Text Available A dificuldade em encontrar informações recentes sobre o comportamento espacial dos atributos dos solos na Região Amazônica tem sido preocupação de muitos pesquisadores. Em razão da grande dificuldade e dos custos para avaliar os atributos dos solos, têm-se utilizados métodos alternativos para predição de atributos do solo como a suscetibilidade magnética. Sendo assim, o objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a variabilidade espacial da suscetibilidade magnética (SM, os atributos físicos e químicos e determinar a densidade amostral de coleta em Argissolo Vermelho sob floresta nativa, Terra Preta Arqueológica (TPA sob cultivo, e pastagem na região de Manicoré, Amazonas. Nessas áreas, foram estabelecidas malhas com dimensão de 70 × 70 m e demarcados pontos nessas malhas, espaçados a cada 10 m, totalizando 64 pontos. Esses pontos foram georreferenciados e, em seguida, realizaram-se as coletas de solo em cada ponto da malha nas camadas de 0,00-0,20 e 0,40-0,60 m para determinar atributos químicos (pH em água, matéria orgânica, P, K, Ca, Mg e acidez potencial, físicos (textura, macroporosidade, microporosidade, diâmetro médio ponderado, densidade do solo e densidade de partículas e suscetibilidade magnética. Os dados foram submetidos à análise de variância, e as médias, comparadas pelo teste de Tukey a 5 %. Realizou-se a estatística descritiva. Para caracterizar a variabilidade, fez-se a geoestatística com uso de semivariograma escalonado. O alcance dos semivariogramas escalonados foi utilizado para determinar a densidade amostral mínima de coleta para estimar a variabilidade dos atributos estudados. As áreas de TPA e pastagem apresentaram maior variabilidade, apresentando menor alcance e maior densidade amostral (cinco pontos por hectare. A SM apresentou comportamento espacial similar aos atributos físicos e químicos estudados, sendo a densidade amostral da SM próxima à densidade amostral dos atributos nos

  12. Effect of LDL- C/HDL- C on the Prognosis of Cerebral Infarction%发病时LDL-C/HDL-C数值对脑梗死预后的影响

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    目的:旨在探讨发病时LDL - C/HDL -C数值对脑梗死预后的影响,从而为脑梗死判定预后提供临床指导.方法:(1)82例脑梗死患者入院时均由我院神经专科医师应用mRS及NIHSS量表进行评分,建立卒中登记.入院后第2天检查血脂分析LDL - C/HDL -C数值将其余指标分别分成增高组及正常组,如LDL - C/HDL -C>3为增高组(L1),≤3为正常组(L0).并且进行mRS、NIHSS评分,分析各个组之间与评分的相关性,对入选人1月及3月后再次进行mRS、NIHSS评分.结果:急性脑梗死入院时,L1组占69.5%,LDL - C/HDL -C比值与mRS及NIHSS评分正相关,且发病1月及3月后两组mRS、NIHSS评分仍有显著性差异(P<0.01).结论:LDL - C/HDL -C比值越大,发病时病情越严重,预后越差.

  13. Flow-mediated vasodilation is not impaired when HDL-cholesterol is lowered by substituting carbohydrates for monounsaturated fat

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    2001-01-01

    Low-fat diets, in which carbohydrates replace some of the fat, decrease serum cholesterol. This decrease is due to decreases in LDL-cholesterol but in part to possibly harmful decreases in HDL-cholesterol. High-oil diets, in which oils rich in monounsaturated fat replace some of the saturated fat, d

  14. Lipoprotein lipase S447X variant associated with VLDL, LDL and HDL diameter clustering in the MetS

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    Previous analysis clustered 1,238 individuals from the general population Genetics of Lipid Lowering Drugs Network (GOLDN) study by the size of their fasting very low-density, low-density and high-density lipoproteins (VLDL, LDL, HDL) using latent class analysis. From two of the eight identified gro...

  15. Effect of Animal and Industrial Trans Fatty Acids on HDL and LDL Cholesterol Levels in Humans - A Quantitative Review

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    Brouwer, I.A.; Wanders, A.J.; Katan, M.B.

    2010-01-01

    Background: Trans fatty acids are produced either by industrial hydrogenation or by biohydrogenation in the rumens of cows and sheep. Industrial trans fatty acids lower HDL cholesterol, raise LDL cholesterol, and increase the risk of coronary heart disease. The effects of conjugated linoleic acid an

  16. Adrenal Function in Females with Low Plasma HDL-C Due to Mutations in ABCA1 and LCAT

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    Bochem, Andrea E.; Holleboom, Adriaan G.; Romijn, Johannes A.; Hoekstra, Menno; Dallinga, Geesje M.; Motazacker, Mahdi M.; Hovingh, G. Kees; Kuivenhoven, Jan A.; Stroes, Erik S. G.

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: Adrenal steroidogenesis is essential for human survival and depends on the availability of the precursor cholesterol. Male subjects with low plasma levels of high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol are characterized by decreased adrenal function. Whether this is also the case in fem

  17. Ethnic differences in total and HDL cholesterol among Turkish, Moroccan and Dutch ethnic groups living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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    Ujcic-Voortman, J.K.; Bos, G.; Baan, C.A.; Uitenbroek, D.G.; Verhoeff, A.P.; Seidell, J.C.

    2011-01-01

    Background High total cholesterol and low HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol are important determinants of cardiovascular disease. Little is known about dyslipidemia among Turkish and Moroccan migrants, two of the largest ethnic minority groups in several European countries. This study exami

  18. Genetic determinants of LDL, lipoprotein(a), triglyceride-rich lipoproteins and HDL: concordance and discordance with cardiovascular disease risk

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    Nordestgaard, Børge G; Tybjærg-Hansen, Anne

    2011-01-01

    To evaluate whether new and known genetic determinants of plasma levels of LDL cholesterol, lipoprotein(a), triglyceride-rich lipoproteins, and HDL cholesterol associate with the risk of cardiovascular disease expected from the effect on lipoprotein levels. Concordance or discordance...... of such genetic determinants with cardiovascular disease risk will either favor or disfavor that these lipoproteins are causally related to cardiovascular disease....

  19. The challenges of genome-wide interaction studies: Lessons to learn from the analysis of HDL blood levels

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    E.M. van Leeuwen (Elisa); F.A.S. Smouter (Françoise A.S.); T. Kam-Thong (Tony); N. Karbalai (Nazanin); G.D. Smith; T.B. Harris (Tamara); L.J. Launer (Lenore); C.M. Sitlani (Colleen); G. Li (Guo); J. Brody (Jennifer); J.C. Bis (Joshua); C.C. White (Charles); A. Jaiswal (Alok); B.A. Oostra (Ben); A. Hofman (Albert); F. Rivadeneira Ramirez (Fernando); A.G. Uitterlinden (André); E.A. Boerwinkle (Eric); C. Ballantyne (Christie); V. Gudnason (Vilmundur); B.M. Psaty (Bruce); L.A. Cupples (Adrienne); M.-R. Jarvelin (Marjo-Riitta); S. Ripatti (Samuli); A.J. Isaacs (Aaron); B. Müller-Myhsok (B.); L.C. Karssen (Lennart); C.M. van Duijn (Cock)

    2014-01-01

    textabstractGenome-wide association studies (GWAS) have revealed 74 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) blood levels. This study is, to our knowledge, the first genome-wide interaction study (GWIS) to identify SNP6SNP interactions associa

  20. The challenges of genome-wide interaction studies: lessons to learn from the analysis of HDL blood levels.

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    van Leeuwen, Elisabeth M; Smouter, Françoise A S; Kam-Thong, Tony; Karbalai, Nazanin; Smith, Albert V; Harris, Tamara B; Launer, Lenore J; Sitlani, Colleen M; Li, Guo; Brody, Jennifer A; Bis, Joshua C; White, Charles C; Jaiswal, Alok; Oostra, Ben A; Hofman, Albert; Rivadeneira, Fernando; Uitterlinden, Andre G; Boerwinkle, Eric; Ballantyne, Christie M; Gudnason, Vilmundur; Psaty, Bruce M; Cupples, L Adrienne; Järvelin, Marjo-Riitta; Ripatti, Samuli; Isaacs, Aaron; Müller-Myhsok, Bertram; Karssen, Lennart C; van Duijn, Cornelia M

    2014-01-01

    Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have revealed 74 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) blood levels. This study is, to our knowledge, the first genome-wide interaction study (GWIS) to identify SNP×SNP interactions associated with HDL levels. We performed a GWIS in the Rotterdam Study (RS) cohort I (RS-I) using the GLIDE tool which leverages the massively parallel computing power of Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) to perform linear regression on all genome-wide pairs of SNPs. By performing a meta-analysis together with Rotterdam Study cohorts II and III (RS-II and RS-III), we were able to filter 181 interaction terms with a p-valueSPATA8 (ENSG00000185594) being associated with HDL levels. However, p-values do not reach the preset Bonferroni correction of the p-values. Our study suggest that even for highly genetically determined traits such as HDL the sample sizes needed to detect SNP×SNP interactions are large and the 2-step filtering approaches do not yield a solution. Here we present our analysis plan and our reservations concerning GWIS.

  1. Total and HDL cholesterol and risk of stroke. EUROSTROKE: a collaborative study among research centres in Europe

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    M.L. Bots (Michiel); D.E. Grobbee (Diederick); P.C. Elwood; Y. Nikitin; J.T. Salonen; A. Freire de Concalves; D. Inzitari; J. Sivenius; V. Benetou (Vassiliki); J. Tuomilehto; P.J. Koudstaal (Peter Jan)

    2002-01-01

    textabstractBACKGROUND: Controversy remains on the relation between serum lipids levels and stroke risk. This paper investigated the association of total and HDL cholesterol level to fatal and non-fatal, and haemorrhagic and ischaemic stroke in four European cohorts participating i

  2. A Single In-Vial Dual Extraction Strategy for the Simultaneous Lipidomics and Proteomics Analysis of HDL and LDL Fractions.

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    Godzien, Joanna; Ciborowski, Michal; Armitage, Emily Grace; Jorge, Inmaculada; Camafeita, Emilio; Burillo, Elena; Martín-Ventura, Jose Luis; Rupérez, Francisco J; Vázquez, Jesús; Barbas, Coral

    2016-06-03

    A single in-vial dual extraction (IVDE) procedure for the subsequent analysis of lipids and proteins in the high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) fractions derived from the same biological sample is presented. On the basis of methyl-tert-butyl ether (MTBE) extraction, IVDE leads to the formation of three phases: a protein pellet at the bottom, an aqueous phase with polar compounds, and an ether phase with lipophilic compounds. After sample extraction, performed within a high-performance liquid chromatography vial insert, the ether phase was directly injected for lipid fingerprinting, while the protein pellet, after evaporation of the remaining sample, was used for proteomics analysis. Human HDL and LDL isolates were used to test the suitability of the IVDE methodology for lipid and protein analysis from a single sample in terms of data quality and matching composition to that of HDL and LDL. Subsequently, HDL and LDL fractions isolated from ApoE-KO and wild-type mice were used to validate the capacity of IVDE for revealing changes in lipid and protein abundance. Results indicate that IVDE can be successfully used for the subsequent analysis of lipids and proteins with the advantages of time saving, simplicity, and reduced sample amount.

  3. Associations between oxidized LDL to LDL ratio, HDL and vascular calcification in the feet of hemodialysis patients.

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    An, Won Suk; Kim, Seong-Eun; Kim, Ki-Hyun; Bae, Hae-Rahn; Rha, Seo-Hee

    2009-01-01

    Cardiovascular mortality is associated with vascular calcification (VC) in hemodialysis (HD) patients. The present study was designed to find factors related with medial artery calcification on the plain radiography of feet by comparing C-reactive protein (CRP), plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 (PAI-1) and lipid profile including oxidized low density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) and to elucidate associations among these factors in HD patients. Forty-eight HD patients were recruited for this study. VC in the feet was detected in 18 patients (37.5%) among total patients and 12 patients (85.7%) among diabetic patients. Diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), pulse pressure, ox-LDL/LDL were higher and high density lipoprotein (HDL) was lower in patients with VC than in patients without VC. Negative associations were found between HDL and CRP, PAI-1. PAI-1 had positive association with ox-LDL/LDL. History of CVD was the only determinant of vascular calcification on the plain radiography of feet. Ox-LDL/LDL, HDL, CRP, and PAI-1 were closely related with one another in HD patients. History of CVD is the most important factor associated with the presence of VC and low HDL and relatively high oxidized LDL/LDL ratio may affect VC formation on the plain radiography in the feet of HD patients.

  4. Association of total cholesterol and HDL-C levels and outcome in coronary heart disease patients with heart failure

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    Zhao, Qin; Li, Jianfei; Yang, Jin; Li, Rongshan

    2017-01-01

    Abstract The aim of the study was to evaluate associations of total cholesterol (TC) and high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels with prognosis in coronary heart disease (CHD) patients with heart failure (HF). Patients who were angiographical-diagnosis of CHD and echocardiographical-diagnosis of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) Hs-CRP) was observed. TC was positively correlated with BMI and albumin, and HDL-C was inversely correlated with Hs-CRP. The associations of TC level and rehospitalization for HF and all-cause mortality were attenuated but consistently significant through model 1 to 4, with odds ratio (OR) of 0.97 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.92–0.99). Associations of HDL-C level and rehospitalization for HF and all-cause mortality were also consistently significant through model 1 to 4, with OR of 0.95 (95% CI: 0.90–0.98). Strength of association was attenuated prominently in model 3 after adjusted for Hs-CRP, and no change was observed after further adjusted for BMI and albumin. Higher baseline TC and HDL-C levels are associated with better outcome in CHD patients with HF. PMID:28248864

  5. Gender-dependent association of HSD11B1 single nucleotide polymorphisms with glucose and HDL-C levels

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    Luciane Viater Turek

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available In this study, we investigated the influence of two SNPs (rs846910 and rs12086634 of the HSD11B1 gene that encodes 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1(11β-HSD1, the enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of cortisol to cortisone, on variables associated with obesity and metabolic syndrome in 215 individuals of both sexes from southern Brazil. The HSD11B1 gene variants were genotyped using the TaqMan SNP genotyping assay. Glucose, triglycerides, total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol were measured by standard automated methods. Significant results were found in women, with carriers of the G allele of SNP rs12086634 having higher glucose levels than non-carriers. Carriers of the A allele of SNP rs846910 had higher levels of HDL-cholesterol. The involvement of both polymorphisms as independent factors in determining the levels of glucose and HDL-cholesterol was confirmed by multiple regression analysis (β = 0.19 ± 0.09, p = 0.03 and β = 0.22 ± 0.10, p = 0.03, respectively. Our findings suggest that the HSD11B1SNPs studied may indirectly influence glucose and HDL-cholesterol metabolism in women, possibly through down-regulation of the HSD11B1 gene by estrogen.

  6. Trans fatty acids, HDL-cholesterol, and cardiovascular disease risk - Effects of dietary changes on vascular reactivity

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    Roos, de N.M.

    2001-01-01

    Intake of trans fatty acids increases the risk of coronary heart disease, even more so than saturated fatty acids. We wanted to investigate whether this higher risk was caused by the decrease in serum HDL-cholesterol by trans fatty acids. To do this, we studied th

  7. [Effect of the DiabetIMSS program on cardiovascular risk, blood pressure and HDL cholesterol in patients with metabolic syndrome].

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    Mendoza-Romo, Miguel Angel; Montes-Acuña, Juan Felipe; Zavala-Cruz, Gad Gamed; Nieva-de Jesús, Rafael Natividad; Ramírez-Arreola, María Cleofas; Andrade-Rodríguez, Héctor Jesús

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    Objetivo: evaluar el efecto del programa DiabetIMSS sobre el riesgo cardiovascular, la tensión arterial y colesterol-HDL en pacientes con síndrome metabólico. Métodos: estudio de intervención cuasiexperimental. Muestreo no probabilístico por conveniencia. Se incluyeron 35 sujetos que participaron en la estrategia educativa de un año de duración. Se recolectaron las siguientes variables: edad, género, tabaquismo, colesterol total, HDL, TA sistólica y diastólica; se calculó el riesgo cardiovascular con calculadora basada en Framingham. Se utilizó estadística descriptiva con porcentajes e inferencial con t de Student. Resultados: hubo una elevación de la proporción de sujetos que incrementaron sus cifras del colesterol-HDL posterior a la intervención, generando, por ende, un incremento del factor protector (p < 0.05). En razón de las cifras tensionales, se presentó una mejoría notable en todos los rangos de presión arterial (p < 0.05). Conclusiones: la estrategia educativa para el control del paciente diabético presentó un comportamiento favorable en el colesterol-HDL y tensión arterial, disminuyendo el riesgo cardiovascular de los pacientes.

  8. Frações Nitrogenadas, Glicídicas e Amônia Liberada pela Cama de Frangos de Corte em Diferentes Densidades e Tempos de Confinamento

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    Hernandes Renata

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho foi conduzido com o objetivo de estudar a liberação de amônia pela cama de frangos de corte, bem como o teor de umidade e de compostos glicídicos (carboidratos redutores e nitrogenados (nitrogênio total, nitrogênio solúvel total e nitrato presentes na mesma, em função da densidade populacional, tempo de confinamento e sexo das aves. Realizou-se o experimento em delineamento inteiramente casualizado. A cama de frango foi submetida às densidades de 10; 14; 18 e 22 aves/m² de piso, para ambos os sexos, e analisada em três épocas diferentes (24, 38 e 42 dias de idade das aves, utilizando-se de esquema fatorial 4x2x3 (densidades x sexos x épocas. De modo geral, observou-se que o sexo não influenciou o comportamento das variáveis estudadas. O aumento da densidade e o avanço da época de amostragem induziram a aumentos da quantidade de amônia liberada, do teor de umidade e dos teores de nitrogênio total e de nitrogênio solúvel, bem como diminuição do teor de carboidratos redutores. Estes resultados sugerem a necessidade de um controle rigoroso da amônia no ar dos galpões, principalmente em densidades elevadas e no período final de criação.

  9. Dendrogramas de densidade para Hovenia dulcis Thunberg na região central do estado do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil

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    Gerson Luiz Selle

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo principal deste trabalho foi elaborar dendrogramas para o manejo de densidade (DMD, em populações de Hovenia dulcis localizadas na região central do estado do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Para tanto, foram utilizadas informações de dois povoamentos, com idades de 25 anos, localizado na Fundação de Pesquisa Agropecuária (FEPAGRO e de uma população de árvores livres, com DAPs variando de 5 a 45 cm, localizado no campus da Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM, RS. Nos povoamentos sob concorrência, os dados foram coletados em árvores dos estratos dominante, intermediário e dominado, pelo método da densidade pontual. As árvores livres de concorrência foram coletadas sob a forma de censo. Como conclusão obteve-se que o modelo de Reineke ajustou-se satisfatoriamente para estimar as linhas de densidade de fechamento do dossel e de autodesbaste, com os coeficientes angulares se aproximando de -1,5, comprovando que a lei da potência de -3/2 de autodesbaste foi contemplada e que a hipótese postulada por Reineke tambem foi satisfeita. A densidade populacional, para a lotação do dossel, foi de 42,5% do número máximo de árvores, sendo possível construir diagramas para o manejo da densidade, dos 5 aos 31 cm de diâmetro da árvore de área basal média.

  10. Lipid lowering and HDL raising gene transfer increase endothelial progenitor cells, enhance myocardial vascularity, and improve diastolic function.

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    Stephanie C Gordts

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Hypercholesterolemia and low high density lipoprotein (HDL cholesterol contribute to coronary heart disease but little is known about their direct effects on myocardial function. Low HDL and raised non-HDL cholesterol levels carried increased risk for heart failure development in the Framingham study, independent of any association with myocardial infarction. The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that increased endothelial progenitor cell (EPC number and function after lipid lowering or HDL raising gene transfer in C57BL/6 low density lipoprotein receptor deficient (LDLr(-/- mice may be associated with an enhanced relative vascularity in the myocardium and an improved cardiac function. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Lipid lowering and HDL raising gene transfer were performed using the E1E3E4-deleted LDLr expressing adenoviral vector AdLDLr and the human apolipoprotein A-I expressing vector AdA-I, respectively. AdLDLr transfer in C57BL/6 LDLr(-/- mice resulted in a 2.0-fold (p<0.05 increase of the circulating number of EPCs and in an improvement of EPC function as assessed by ex vivo EPC migration and EPC adhesion. Capillary density and relative vascularity in the myocardium were 28% (p<0.01 and 22% (p<0.05 higher, respectively, in AdLDLr mice compared to control mice. The peak rate of isovolumetric relaxation was increased by 12% (p<0.05 and the time constant of isovolumetric relaxation was decreased by 14% (p<0.05 after AdLDLr transfer. Similarly, HDL raising gene transfer increased EPC number and function and raised both capillary density and relative vascularity in the myocardium by 24% (p<0.05. The peak rate of isovolumetric relaxation was increased by 16% (p<0.05 in AdA-I mice compared to control mice. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Both lipid lowering and HDL raising gene transfer have beneficial effects on EPC biology, relative myocardial vascularity, and diastolic function. These findings raise concerns over the

  11. Less but better: cardioprotective lipid profile of patients with GCK-MODY despite lower HDL cholesterol level.

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    Fendler, Wojciech; Rizzo, Manfredi; Borowiec, Maciej; Malachowska, Beata; Antosik, Karolina; Szadkowska, Agnieszka; Banach, Maciej; Urbanska-Kosinska, Malgorzata; Szopa, Magdalena; Malecki, Maciej; Mlynarski, Wojciech

    2014-08-01

    Patients with diabetes caused by single-gene mutations generally exhibit an altered course of diabetes. Those with mutations of the glucokinase gene (GCK-MODY) show good metabolic control and low risk of cardiovascular complications despite paradoxically lowered high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels. In order to investigate the matter, we analyzed the composition of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and HDL subpopulations in such individuals. The LipoPrint(©) system (Quantimetrix, USA) based on non-denaturing, linear polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis was used to separate and measure LDL and HDL subclasses in fresh-frozen serum samples from patients with mutations of glucokinase or HNF1A, type 1 diabetes (T1DM) and healthy controls. Fresh serum samples from a total of 37 monogenic diabetes patients (21 from GCK-MODY and 16 from HNF1A-MODY), 22 T1DM patients and 15 healthy individuals were measured in this study. Concentrations of the small, highly atherogenic LDL subpopulation were similar among the compared groups. Large HDL percentage was significantly higher in GCK-MODY than in control (p = 0.0003), T1DM (p = 0.0006) and HNF1A-MODY groups (p = 0.0246). Patients with GCK-MODY were characterized by significantly lower intermediate HDL levels than controls (p = 0.0003) and T1DM (p = 0.0005). Small, potentially atherogenic HDL content differed significantly with the GCK-MODY group showing concentrations of that subfraction from control (p = 0.0096), T1DM (p = 0.0193) and HNF1A-MODY (p = 0.0057) groups. Within-group heterogeneity suggested the existence of potential gene-gene or gene-environment interactions. GCK-MODY is characterized by a strongly protective profile of HDL cholesterol subpopulations. A degree of heterogeneity within the groups suggests the existence of interactions with other genetic or clinical factors.

  12. Effect of animal and industrial trans fatty acids on HDL and LDL cholesterol levels in humans--a quantitative review.

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    Ingeborg A Brouwer

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Trans fatty acids are produced either by industrial hydrogenation or by biohydrogenation in the rumens of cows and sheep. Industrial trans fatty acids lower HDL cholesterol, raise LDL cholesterol, and increase the risk of coronary heart disease. The effects of conjugated linoleic acid and trans fatty acids from ruminant animals are less clear. We reviewed the literature, estimated the effects trans fatty acids from ruminant sources and of conjugated trans linoleic acid (CLA on blood lipoproteins, and compared these with industrial trans fatty acids. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We searched Medline and scanned reference lists for intervention trials that reported effects of industrial trans fatty acids, ruminant trans fatty acids or conjugated linoleic acid on LDL and HDL cholesterol in humans. The 39 studies that met our criteria provided results of 29 treatments with industrial trans fatty acids, 6 with ruminant trans fatty acids and 17 with CLA. Control treatments differed between studies; to enable comparison between studies we recalculated for each study what the effect of trans fatty acids on lipoprotein would be if they isocalorically replaced cis mono unsaturated fatty acids. In linear regression analysis the plasma LDL to HDL cholesterol ratio increased by 0.055 (95%CI 0.044-0.066 for each % of dietary energy from industrial trans fatty acids replacing cis monounsaturated fatty acids The increase in the LDL to HDL ratio for each % of energy was 0.038 (95%CI 0.012-0.065 for ruminant trans fatty acids, and 0.043 (95% CI 0.012-0.074 for conjugated linoleic acid (p = 0.99 for difference between CLA and industrial trans fatty acids; p = 0.37 for ruminant versus industrial trans fatty acids. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Published data suggest that all fatty acids with a double bond in the trans configuration raise the ratio of plasma LDL to HDL cholesterol.

  13. LXR driven induction of HDL-cholesterol is independent of intestinal cholesterol absorption and ABCA1 protein expression.

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    Kannisto, Kristina; Gåfvels, Mats; Jiang, Zhao-Yan; Slätis, Katharina; Hu, Xiaoli; Jorns, Carl; Steffensen, Knut R; Eggertsen, Gösta

    2014-01-01

    We investigated whether: (1) liver X receptor (LXR)-driven induction of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and other LXR-mediated effects on cholesterol metabolism depend on intestinal cholesterol absorption; and (2) combined treatment with the LXR agonist GW3965 and the cholesterol absorption inhibitor ezetimibe results in synergistic effects on cholesterol metabolism that could be beneficial for treatment of atherosclerosis. Mice were fed 0.2 % cholesterol and treated with GW3965+ezetimibe, GW3965 or ezetimibe. GW3965+ezetimibe treatment elevated serum HDL-C and Apolipoprotein (Apo) AI, effectively reduced the intestinal cholesterol absorption and increased the excretion of faecal neutral sterols. No changes in intestinal ATP-binding cassette (ABC) A1 or ABCG5 protein expression were observed, despite increased mRNA expression, while hepatic ABCA1 was slightly reduced. The combined treatment caused a pronounced down-regulation of intestinal Niemann-Pick C1-like 1 (NPC1L1) and reduced hepatic and intestinal cholesterol levels. GW3965 did not affect the intestinal cholesterol absorption, but increased serum HDL-C and ApoAI levels. GW3965 also increased Apoa1 mRNA levels in primary mouse hepatocytes and HEPA1-6 cells. Ezetimibe reduced the intestinal cholesterol absorption, ABCA1 and ABCG5, but did not affect the serum HDL-C or ApoAI levels. Thus, the LXR-driven induction of HDL-C and ApoAI was independent of the intestinal cholesterol absorption and increased expression of intestinal or hepatic ABCA1 was not required. Inhibited influx of cholesterol via NPC1L1 and/or low levels of intracellular cholesterol prevented post-transcriptional expression of intestinal ABCA1 and ABCG5, despite increased mRNA levels. Combined LXR activation and blocked intestinal cholesterol absorption induced effective faecal elimination of cholesterol.

  14. Comparison between Gradient Gel Electrophoresis and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Estimating Coronary Heart Disease Risk Associated with LDL and HDL Particle Size

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    B.J. Arsenault; I. Lemieux; J.P. Després; N.J. Wareham; E.S.G. Stroes; J.J.P. Kastelein; K.T. Khaw; S.M. Boekholdt

    2010-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Gradient gel electrophoresis (GGE) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy are both widely accepted methods for measuring LDL and HDL particle size. However, whether or not GGE- or NMR-measured LDL or HDL particle size predicts coronary heart disease (CHD) risk to a similar ext

  15. Niacin increases HDL by reducing hepatic expression and plasma levels of cholesteryl ester transfer protein in APOE*3Leiden.CETP mice

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    Hoorn, J.W.A. van der; Haan, W. de; Berbée, J.P.P.; Havekes, L.M.; Jukema, J.W.; Rensen, P.C.; Princen, H.M.G.

    2008-01-01

    Objective - Niacin potently decreases plasma triglycerides and LDL-cholesterol. In addition, niacin is the most potent HDL-cholesterol- increasing drug used in the clinic. In the present study, we aimed at elucidation of the mechanism underlying its HDL-raising effect. Methods and Results - InAPOE*3

  16. The effects of ABCG5/G8 polymorphisms on HDL-cholesterol concentrations depend on ABCA1 genetic variants in the Boston Puerto Rican health study

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    Background and aims: ATP-binding cassette transporters G5/G8 (ABCG5/G8) are associated with HDL-C concentrations. To assess whether the effect of ABCG5/G8 genetic variants on HDL-C concentrations is dependent on ATP-binding cassette transporters A1 (ABCA1), we studied potential interactions between ...

  17. The effect of ABCG5/G8 polymorphisms on plasma HDL cholesterol levels depends on the ABCA1 gene variation in the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study

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    Background: ATP-binding cassette transporters G5/G8 have shown an association with HDL-C. One of the most likely mechanisms to explain those associations is through ABCA1. Objective: To assess whether the effect of ABCG5/G8 polymorphisms on HDL-C is dependent on ABCA1, we studied potential interacti...

  18. Will Lipidation of ApoA1 through Interaction with ABCA1 at the Intestinal Level Affect the Protective Functions of HDL?

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    Eric J. Niesor

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    Full Text Available The relationship between levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C and cardiovascular (CV risk is well recognized; however, in recent years, large-scale phase III studies with HDL-C-raising or -mimicking agents have failed to demonstrate a clinical benefit on CV outcomes associated with raising HDL-C, casting doubt on the “HDL hypothesis.” This article reviews potential reasons for the observed negative findings with these pharmaceutical compounds, focusing on the paucity of translational models and relevant biomarkers related to HDL metabolism that may have confounded understanding of in vivo mechanisms. A unique function of HDL is its ability to interact with the ATP-binding cassette transporter (ABC A1 via apolipoprotein (Apo A1. Only recently, studies have shown that this process may be involved in the intestinal uptake of dietary sterols and antioxidants (vitamin E, lutein and zeaxanthin at the basolateral surface of enterocytes. This parameter should be assessed for HDL-raising drugs in addition to the more documented reverse cholesterol transport (RCT from peripheral tissues to the liver. Indeed, a single mechanism involving the same interaction between ApoA1 and ABCA1 may encompass two HDL functions previously considered as separate: antioxidant through the intestinal uptake of antioxidants and RCT through cholesterol efflux from loaded cells such as macrophages.

  19. HDL cholesterol response to GH replacement is associated with common cholesteryl ester transfer protein gene variation (-629C > A) and modified by glucocorticoid treatment

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    Dullaart, Robin P. F.; van den Berg, Gerrit; van der Knaap, Aafke M.; Dijck-Brouwer, Janneke; Dallinga-Thie, Geesje M.; Zelissen, Peter M. J.; Sluiter, Wim J.; van Beek, Andre P.

    2010-01-01

    Objective: GH replacement lowers total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in GH-deficient adults, but effects on high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (HDL-C) are variable. Both GH and glucocorticoids decrease cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) activity, which is

  20. Bienestar psicológico en personas con alta capacidad intelectual

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    Pedro Ramiro Olivier

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    Full Text Available El bienestar psicológico en las personas de alta capacidad intelectual ha sido motivo de controversia en la literatura especializada. En ocasiones se ha considerado que estas personas son más proclives a un desajuste psicológico, mientras que otras veces los resultados han sido poco concluyentes. En el presente trabajo se ha estudiado el bienestar psicológico en personas de altas capacidades intelectuales, administrando la Escala de Bienestar Psicológico a 28 participantes de edades comprendidas entre los 22 y 34 años de edad. Fueron divididos en 2 grupos, uno de altas capacidades y otro de inteligencia estándar. El grupo de altas capacidades había sido identificado como tal 25 años atrás, cuando tenían una edad comprendida entre los 5 y 13 años, utilizando el modelo de los 3 anillos de Renzulli. Los resultados indicaron la inexistencia de diferencias significativas entre los participantes de altas capacidades e inteligencia estándar en las diferentes subescalas de bienestar personal, a excepción de la subescala de bienestar material.

  1. Niche conservatism of Eulophia alta, a trans-Atlantic orchid species

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    Marta Kolanowska

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The genus Eulophia embraces over 230 species distributed through the tropical and subtropical Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas. In Neotropics it is represented by a sole species – E. alta. The aim of the presented study was to evaluate the difference between ecological niches occupied by American and African populations of this species based on the ecological niche modeling. The similarity between the glacial and present niches occupied by E. alta was calculated and the factors limiting the species occurrence were identified. Areas of seasonal tropical forest, tropical savanna and woodland served as refugia for the studied species during last glacial maximum and they were more widespread in Neotropics than in Africa. No significant niche shift after last glacial maximum was observed. The distribution of E. alta in its whole range is restricted mainly by temperature seasonality. The differences in the niches occupied by African and Neotropical populations of E. alta suggest preglacial disjunction of the species range and independent adaptation of both groups. Despite the significant range disjunction of E. alta the species is characterized by relatively high degree of niche conservatism.

  2. Association Between Serum Lipoprotein-cholesterol Levels and HDL Subpopulations%血清脂蛋白胆固醇水平与HDL亚类组成的关系

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    勾蓝图; 傅明德; 徐燕华; 颜丙玉; 杨雨叶; 刘宇

    2005-01-01

    目的探讨血清HDL-C、LDL-C水平对HDL亚类组成及含量的影响. 方法采用双向电泳-免疫印迹检测法分析了292例受试者血清HDL亚类的组成及含量. 结果随血清HDL-C水平逐渐降低,preβ1-HDL、HDL3b含量呈增加趋势,与高HDL-C组比较,低HDL-C组preβ1-HDL(P<0.01)、HDL3b(P<0.05)含量显著增加;相反,HDL2b、HDL2a含量呈减少趋势,与高HDL-C组比较,中HDL-C组及低HDL-C组HDL2b、HDL2a含量显著减少(P<0.01).随血清LDL-C水平逐渐升高,preβ1-HDL、HDL3C、HDL3b含量呈增加趋势,与正常LDL-C组比较,高LDL-C组(P<0.05)和极高LDL-C组(P<0.01)preβ1-HDL、HDL3b含量显著增加,极高LDL-C组HDL3C含量也显著增加(P<0.01);相反,HDL2b含量呈减少趋势,与正常LDL-C组比较,高LDL-C组(P<0.05)和极高LDL-C组(P<0.01)HDL2b含量显著减少. 结论随血清HDL-C水平降低或LDL-C水平升高,均有小颗粒HDL含量增加及大颗粒HDL含量减少趋势,且血清HDL-C水平与大颗粒HDL2a、HDL2b含量的变化关系更为明显.

  3. 颈动脉斑块形成与血清TC/HDL-C及其它相关因素的对比研究

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    戴玫; 王伟; 罗俊

    2008-01-01

    目的探讨老年患者颈动脉斑块的形成与血脂TC/HDL-C及其它相关因素的关系。方法随机选取在我科住院的老年患者用二维超声观察及测量颈动脉斑块形成,同时检测血脂,计算血清TC/HDL-C。结果颈动脉斑块组与无颈动脉斑块组相比血清TC/HDL-C有显著性差异(P〈0.01);颈动脉内中膜厚度与血清TC/HDL-C成正相关。结论血清TC/HDL-C可作为预测颈动脉斑块形成的指标。

  4. Evaluation of alcohol outlet density and its relation with violence Avaliação da densidade de pontos de vendas de álcool e sua relação com a violência

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    Ronaldo Laranjeira

    2002-08-01

    , buscou-se investigar a disponibilidade de bebidas alcoólicas em uma região densamente povoada e melhorar o entendimento sobre o acesso a essa substância, para que ações preventivas futuras possam beneficiar-se dessas informações. MÉTODOS: O estudo foi realizado em uma região do Município de São Paulo, SP, Brazil. Foram treinados 24 entrevistadores, moradores da região, para fazerem a coleta de dados. Foi selecionada uma área de 19 ruas, cobrindo uma distância de 3.7 km. Foi feito um perfil de cada ponto de venda de bebidas alcoólicas dessa região. RESULTADOS: Foram registrados 107 pontos de venda de álcool. O número de outras propriedades nessa região foi de 1.202. Duas medidas de densidade de pontos de venda podem ser calculadas: número de pontos de venda por kilômetro de rua (29 pontos/km e proporção de todas as propriedades de venda de álcool (1 em 12. CONCLUSÕES: Comparado a estudos internacionais principalmente de países desenvolvidos, a área estudada tem a mais alta densidade de pontos de vendas de álcool registrada na literatura médica. As informações sobre as vendas de álcool e os locais de venda contribuíram para melhorar o entendimento do acesso ao álcool na região estudada. Ações preventivas futuras poderão beneficiar-se dessas informações.

  5. Intake of up to 3 Eggs per Day Is Associated with Changes in HDL Function and Increased Plasma Antioxidants in Healthy, Young Adults.

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    DiMarco, Diana M; Norris, Gregory H; Millar, Courtney L; Blesso, Christopher N; Fernandez, Maria Luz

    2017-03-01

    Background: HDL function may be more important than HDL concentration in determining risk for cardiovascular disease. In addition, HDL is a carrier of carotenoids and antioxidant enzymes, which protect HDL and LDL particles against oxidation.Objective: The goal of this study was to determine the impact of consuming 0-3 eggs/d on LDL and HDL particle size, HDL function, and plasma antioxidants in a young, healthy population.Methods: Thirty-eight healthy men and women [age 18-30 y, body mass index (in kg/m(2)) 18.5-29.9] participated in this 14-wk crossover intervention. Subjects underwent a 2-wk washout (0 eggs/d) followed by sequentially increasing intake of 1, 2, and 3 eggs/d for 4 wk each. After each period, fasting blood was collected for analysis of lipoprotein subfractions, plasma apolipoprotein (apo) concentration, lutein and zeaxanthin concentration, and activities of lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase, cholesteryl ester transfer protein, and paraoxonase-1.Results: Compared with intake of 0 eggs/d, consuming 1-3 eggs/d resulted in increased large-LDL (21-37%) and large-HDL (6-13%) particle concentrations, plasma apoAI (9-15%), and lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase activity (5-15%) (P HDL function and large-LDL particle concentration; however, intake of 2-3 eggs/d supported greater improvements in HDL function as well as increased plasma carotenoids. Overall, intake of ≤3 eggs/d favored a less atherogenic LDL particle profile, improved HDL function, and increased plasma antioxidants in young, healthy adults. This trial was registered at clinicaltrials.gov as NCT02531958.

  6. Asymptomatic individuals with high HDL-C levels overexpress ABCA1 and ABCG1 and present miR-33a dysregulation in peripheral blood mononuclear cells.

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    Scherrer, D Z; Zago, V H S; Parra, E S; Avansini, S; Panzoldo, N B; Alexandre, F; Baracat, J; Nakandakare, E R; Quintão, E C R; de Faria, E C

    2015-10-01

    Considering the growing knowledge and perspectives on microRNAs (miRNAs) that control high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels and metabolism, this study aimed at evaluating whether hsa-miR-33a and hsa-miR-128a are differentially expressed in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from asymptomatic individuals with low and high HDL-C, as well as at investigating the potential relationships with ATP binding cassete transporter A1 (ABCA1) expression, cholesterol efflux capacity and other parameters related with reverse cholesterol transport. In addition, the associations with cardiovascular risk were investigated by carotid-intima media thickness (cIMT). Asymptomatic volunteers of both genders (n=51) were classified according to HDL-C (mg/dL) in hypoalphalipoproteinemics (hypo, HDL-C ≤3 9), hyperalphalipoproteinemics (hyper, HDL-C ≥ 68) and controls (CTL, HDL-C ≥ 40HDL size and volume, C reactive protein and insulin were determined, as well as the activities of several proteins and enzymes related to HDL metabolism. In a subgroup of 19 volunteers the cellular cholesterol efflux and HDL composition were determined. Total RNA was extracted from peripheral blood mononuclear cells for relative quantification experiments. Hypo volunteers presented significantly higher levels of triglycerides, VLDL-C and insulin; in addition, HDL size and volume decreased when compared with CTL and hyper. Regarding gene expression analysis, the hyper group presented a decrease of 72% in hsa-miR-33a and higher mRNA expression of ABCA1 and ABCG1 when compared with CTL. No significant differences in hsa-miR-128a expression, cholesterol efflux, cIMT or plaques were found. Further studies are necessary to elucidate the mechanisms underlying the complex miRNA network, regulating cellular cholesterol homeostasis in humans and its clinical repercussions.

  7. Immunocytochemical analysis of cubilin-mediated endocytosis of high density lipoproteins (HDL) in epithelial cells of the rat visceral yolk sac.

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    Ishida, Tetsuya; Hatae, Tanenori; Nishi, Nozomu; Araki, Nobukazu; Hamasaki, Masao

    2004-12-01

    Cubilin was recently shown to function as an endocytic receptor for high density lipoprotein (HDL) holoparticles and apolipoprotein A-I (apo A-I), the main protein constituent of HDL. In the present study, we analyzed the distribution and intracellular trafficking of cubilin and HDL in rat visceral yolk sac epithelial cells. After epithelial cells were loaded with apolipoprotein E-free HDL for 30 min in vitro, double immunofluorescence showed that the apical cytoplasm of the cells was strongly stained with anti-cubilin antibodies and anti-apo A-I/HDL. Furthermore, double immunogold electron-microscopic observations revealed the distinct localization of cubilin and HDL in endocytic vacuoles. In early endosomes, both were colocalized on the membrane. Although, in late endosomes, cubilin was also localized on the membrane, HDL was mainly located in the matrix. Both were found in the matrix in lysosomes. In addition, cubilin was markedly localized in apical tubules (ATs), which are generally accepted as being receptor recycling compartments. Thus, HDL is internalized through cubilin-mediated endocytosis and is finally transported to lysosomes. By contrast, cubilin is mainly translocated to ATs for recycling, although some of the cubilin is degraded in lysosomes. Quantitative analysis further revealed that cubilin was not concentrated on the membranes of ATs, although it accumulated in the AT area. Some HDL were also observed in the AT area. These findings suggest that the translocation of cubilin and HDL to ATs from early endosomes occurs through a simple sorting mechanism based on the geometry of these compartments and the bulk membrane and volume flow.

  8. Enhancement by LDL of transfer of L-4F and oxidized lipids to HDL in C57BL/6J mice and human plasma.

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    Meriwether, David; Imaizumi, Satoshi; Grijalva, Victor; Hough, Greg; Vakili, Ladan; Anantharamaiah, G M; Farias-Eisner, Robin; Navab, Mohamad; Fogelman, Alan M; Reddy, Srinivasa T; Shechter, Ishaiahu

    2011-10-01

    The apoA-I mimetic peptide L-4F [(Ac-D-W-F-K-A-F-Y-D-K-V-A-E-K-F-K-E-A-F-NH2) synthesized from all L-amino acids] has shown potential for the treatment of a variety of diseases. Here, we demonstrate that LDL promotes association between L-4F and HDL. A 2- to 3-fold greater association of L-4F with human HDL was observed in the presence of human LDL as compared with HDL by itself. This association further increased when LDL was supplemented with the oxidized lipid 15S-hydroxy-5Z, 8Z, 11Z, 13E-eicosatetraenoic acid (15HETE). Additionally, L-4F significantly (P = 0.02) promoted the transfer of 15HETE from LDL to HDL. The transfer of L-4F from LDL to HDL was demonstrated both in vitro and in C57BL/6J mice. L-4F, injected into C57BL/6J mice, associated rapidly with HDL and was then cleared quickly from the circulation. Similarly, L-4F loaded onto human HDL and injected into C57BL/6J mice was cleared quickly with T(1/2) = 23.6 min. This was accompanied by a decline in human apoA-I with little or no effect on the mouse apoA-I. Based on these results, we propose that i) LDL promotes the association of L-4F with HDL and ii) in the presence of L-4F, oxidized lipids in LDL are rapidly transferred to HDL allowing these oxidized lipids to be acted upon by HDL-associated enzymes and/or cleared from the circulation.

  9. Prognostic implication of HDL-C in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention%HDL-C对经皮冠状动脉介入治疗ST段抬高性心肌梗死预后的影响

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    姜娜; 丁世芳; 张再伟; 卢青; 蒋桔泉; 龚志刚; 王华; 彭毅; 侯云

    2013-01-01

    目的:探讨HDL-C水平对接受急诊经皮冠状动脉介入治疗(PCI)的急性ST段抬高性心肌梗死(STEMI)患者住院期间预后的影响.方法:回顾性分析352例接受急诊PCI的STEMI患者的临床资料,根据入院空腹HDL-C水平分成HDL-C降低组(HDL-C<1.04 mmol/L,125例)和HDL-C正常组(HDL-C≥1.04 mmol/L,227例).比较2组住院期间病死率和联合心脏事件的发生情况.结果:与HDL-C正常组比较,HDL-C降低组的Killip分级≥Ⅱ级比例和既往糖尿病史比例增加,TC、LDL-C水平下降,TG水平增加(均P<0.05).HDL-C降低组的住院期间病死率较HDL-C正常组增加(P<0.01),但2组联合心脏事件发生率差异无统计学意义.多因素Logistic回归分析显示,HDL-C是患者住院期间病死率的独立危险因素(P<0.01).结论:对于接受急诊PCI的STEMI患者,HDL-C水平降低与住院期间病死率增加有关.HDL-C是接受急诊PCI的STEMI患者住院期间病死率的独立危险因素.%Objective:To explore the prognostic value of HDL-C in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).Method:A total of 352 patients with STEMI treated with primary PCI were enrolled and divided into low HDL-C group (HDL-C< 1.04 mmol/L) and normal HDL-C group (HDL-C≥1.04 mmol/L).End points were death and composite of cardiac events during in-hospital.The relationship between HDL-C and the above end points was testified.Result:Compared with patients in normal HDL-C group,patients in low HDL-C group had higher incidence of diabetes and Killip class≥Ⅱ,lower TC and LDL-C,higher TG and in-hospital mortality (all P < 0.0 5).In multi-variable analysis,low HDL-C was associated with the risk of death after adjusting for other independent predictors of outcomes (P<0.01).Conclusion:Significantly higher in-hospital mortality is associated with low HDL-C.In patients with STEMI undergoing primary PCI,a baseline HDL-C is an

  10. Alta em psicoterapia psicanalítica de crianças

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    Paez,Izabel Cristina

    2013-01-01

    Esta dissertação foi composta por dois estudos, conforme as regras do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Psicologia da Faculdade de Psicologia da Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS. A revisão sistemática de literatura, primeiro estudo, intitulado Considerações sobre alta de crianças após triagem e a definição de alta em psicoterapia psicanalítica de crianças, teve por objetivo analisar estudos sobre alta em psicoterapia psicanalítica de crianças. Para isto, foi consultada...

  11. Effect of algal food (Chlorella vulgaris concentration and inoculation density on the competition among three planktonic Brachionidae (Rotifera: Monogononta Efecto de la concentración de algas (Chlorella vulgaris y la densidad de inoculación sobre la competencia entre tres Brachionidae (Rotifera: Monogononta planctónicos

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    2008-08-01

    ó con el aumento de disponibilidad del alimento en el medio, pero en los cultivos mixtos, disminuyeron con el aumento de la proporción de la especie competidora. En el nivel bajo de alimento, B. havanaensis tuvo un mayor impacto negativo sobre A. fissa en comparación con B. angularis. Sin embargo, al aumentar la densidad del alga, ambas especies de Brachionus tuvieron un impacto reducido, pero similar. Por otro lado, el crecimiento poblacional de B. havanaensis fue afectado más por A. fissa que por B. angularis en las concentraciones bajas e intermedias de alimento. Con altas concentraciones del alga, el impacto de A. fissa o B. angularis sobre el crecimiento de B. havanaensis fue semejante. Cuando fue cultivado solo, para una densidad dada de alimento, A. fissa alcanzó una mayor abundancia (4 a 6 veces que las otras dos especies. La tasa de crecimiento poblacional (r de los rotíferos se incrementó con la disponibilidad del alga. Dependiendo de la especie de rotíferos y de las condiciones del experimento, la r varió entre -0.001 a 0.34 d-1. Se concluye que el resultado de la competencia entre las especies de estudio depende de la densidad inicial de los competidores, de la concentración de alimento así como de la interacción de los dos factores.

  12. Study on the Content of Serum HDL Subclasses in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease%冠心病患者血清HDL亚类组成的研究

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    徐勇霞; 傅明德; 徐燕华; 于倩

    2002-01-01

    目的研究冠心病患者HDL亚类组成及相对含量的变化.方法采用双相电泳-免疫印迹法分析了83例冠心病患者及72例正常人血清pre β-HDL及α-HDL各亚类含量.结果冠心病患者血清中pre β1-HDL,HDL3b,HDL3c水平显著升高(P<0.001),HDL2b显著减少(P<0.001).冠心病患者中男性pre β1-HDL及HDL3b水平显著高于女性 (P<0.05),HDL2b含量则显著低于女性 (P<0.01).正常对照中男性HDL3b显著高于女性(P<0.05),pre β1-HDL较女性有升高趋势,HDL2b较女性有减少趋势.冠心病患者血清中TG浓度与pre β1-HDL (P<0.01),HDL3b(P<0.01)显著正相关,与HDL2b(P<0.01)显著负相关.HDL-C水平与HDL2b(P<0.01),HDL2a(P<0.05)显著正相关,与pre β1-HDL (P<0.01) 显著负相关.apo AⅠ水平与HDL-C水平与HDL2b(P<0.01),HDL2a(P<0.05)显著正相关,与HDL3a(P<0.01)显著负相关.结论冠心病患者血清中pre β1-HDL,HDL3b,HDL3c水平显著升高,HDL2b显著减少,提示其HDL颗粒有变小的趋势.而且正常人,特别是冠心病患者男性HDL颗粒较女性为小,提示性别差异可能与血清HDL亚类组成有关.

  13. Conceptos del maquinado con altas velocidades de corte aplicado en moldes y matrices.

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    La demanda de componentes mecánicos de alta calidad y gran exactitud para sistemas de elevada precisión esta aumentando considerablemente en los últimos años a nivel mundial. Este hecho ha provocado el desarrollo de nuevas tecnologías aplicadas a los procesos de corte.El desarrollo integral de las máquinas herramientas (controles, husillos de alta velocidad) de las herramientas de corte (nuevos materiales para los substratos y capas) y de la tecnología de maquinado posibilitó la aplicación de...

  14. Papel de la enfermería en las hemorragias digestivas altas en urgencias y emergencias

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    Ibáñez García, Patricia

    2015-01-01

    La hemorragia digestiva alta es la complicación gastroenterológica más importante. Está delimitada por el esfínter esofágico superior y el ángulo de Treitz, es decir, es aquella que se produce en esófago, estómago o duodeno. El objetivo de esta revisión bibliográfica es conocer cuál es el papel que ejerce la enfermería ante una hemorragia digestiva alta en las emergencias extrahospitalarias y urgencias hospitalarias. Se diferencian dos tipos de hemorragias según la causa que las produzc...

  15. Improving performances of the AltaRica 3.0 stochastic simulator

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    Aupetit, Benjamin; Batteux, Michel; Rauzy, Antoine; Roussel, Jean-Marc

    2015-01-01

    International audience; This article presents the performance improvements we obtained on the AltaRica 3.0 stochastic simulator by using profiling techniques and testing it on a benchmark of models. This analysis showed that evaluating guards is one of the most time-consuming part of the execution. A selective update of the guards made it possible to improve significantly the performance. This work is a part of the OpenAltaRica project, which aims at developing a complete set of tools for the...

  16. Modelamiento y simulación de tubo de calor de alta temperatura

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    Guerra del Río, César Fabián

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    Resumen: La tecnología de tubos de calor de alta temperatura permite recuperar la energía residual de procesos industriales que día a día se ven obligados a comprometerse en la solución de importantes limitaciones como la contaminación de gases efluentes, perdida deliberada de energía a los alrededores, limitación en el espacio físico para mejorar el proceso y aumento indiscriminado de los costos de inversión. Sin embargo, los tubos de calor de alta temperatura, presentan limitaciones en su f...

  17. Modelamiento y simulación de un tubo de calor de alta temperatura

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    Guerra del Río, César Fabián

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    Resumen: La tecnología de tubos de calor de alta temperatura permite recuperar la energía residual de procesos industriales que día a día se ven obligados a comprometerse en la solución de importantes limitaciones como la contaminación de gases efluentes, perdida deliberada de energía a los alrededores, limitación en el espacio físico para mejorar el proceso y aumento indiscriminado de los costos de inversión. Sin embargo, los tubos de calor de alta temperatura, presentan limitaciones en su f...

  18. Retribución de la alta dirección y gobierno corporativo

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    2009-01-01

    Este trabajo se enmarca en el ámbito de las empresas españolas cotizadas durante el periodo comprendido entre el año 2003 y 2007, y concretamente, en la retribución del equipo de alta dirección. Tres son los estudios que se llevan a cabo con el objetivo de determinar hasta qué punto las empresas son capaces de controlar y adaptar las retribuciones de su equipo de alta dirección a los requerimientos económicos, contextuales y políticos –consejo de administración y estructura de propiedad- y en...

  19. Densidad y preferencia de hábitat del perezoso de dos dedos Choloepus hoffmanni en un bosque andino (Bojacá, Cundinamarca, Colombia

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    Polanco Rocío

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    Full Text Available Se estimó la densidad de perezosos de dos dedos Choloepus hoffmanni en un bosque andino fragmentado, a partir del conteo de restos fecales en parcelas fijas. Se caracterizó la vegetación del área y los árboles usados por los perezosos, con el fin de evaluar la preferencia de hábitat a dos escalas diferentes, así como la relación de las características del hábitat sobre la densidad de perezosos y la frecuencia de uso de los árboles. La densidad de perezosos en el área de estudio fue de 1,5 individuos/ha y varió entre tres fragmentos de bosque evaluados, diferentes en composición y estructura. Las densidades estimadas en las tres áreas de bosque resultaron
    en amplios intervalos de confianza, lo que es común a técnicas de conteo de heces. Aunque ninguna de las variables evaluadas de la vegetación explicó las diferencias de densidad entre bosques, el mayor desarrollo de la vegetación arbórea de una de las áreas de bosque dominado por Quercus humboldtii, y la evasión de la especie Miconia tonduzzi por los perezosos explicaría las diferencias en la densidad de perezosos, así como la evasión de una de las áreas de bosque. C. hoffmanni utiliza una gran variedad de especies arbóreas, pero con mayor frecuencia las especies Q. humboldtii y Brunellia tonduzii. Los árboles donde se realizaron avistamientos difieren de los árboles cercanos a restos fecales de Choloepus hoffmanni en cuanto a altura, DAP y porcentaje de la copa expuesta al sol. Ninguna de las variables evaluadas fue relevante para el uso
    de algunas especies de árboles con mayor frecuencia.

  20. Avaliação dos efeitos da adição de sal e da densidade no transporte de tambaqui

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    Gomes Levy de Carvalho

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    Full Text Available Os objetivos deste trabalho foram testar a eficiência do sal como redutor de estresse e verificar a melhor densidade de transporte de juvenis de tambaqui (Colossoma macropomun em caixas de plástico adaptadas. No primeiro experimento foram testadas diferentes concentrações de sal de cozinha (NaCl na água; no segundo, o transporte foi realizado por três horas em caixas de plástico de 200 L estocadas com diferentes densidades de peixe, com 8 g de sal/L de água. O cortisol plasmático dos peixes sofreu aumento significativo após o transporte no tratamento sem sal e com 2 g de sal/L de água, retornando para níveis normais após 96 horas. A glicose plasmática dos peixes sofreu aumento após o transporte em todas as concentrações de sal testadas, com exceção da com 8 g/L de água, retornando para níveis normais em 24 horas. Nos peixes transportados no segundo experimento, com 8 g de sal/L de água, não foi verificada mudança significativa no cortisol plasmático, mas a glicose aumentou significativamente em todas as densidades após o transporte, retornando para níveis normais em 24 horas. Houve mortalidade de 11% em uma das repetições da densidade de 200 kg/m³ de água. Para o transporte com 8 g de sal/L de água, a densidade máxima deve ser de 150 kg/m³ de água. Nesta densidade os parâmetros físico-químicos de qualidade de água se mantêm com características adequadas, as respostas ao estresse são mínimas e não há mortalidade.

  1. Variación de la densidad básica de la madera de Eucalyptus grandis en arboles de siete años de edad.

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    Arango A. Bibiana

    2001-09-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se estima la variación de la densidad básica de la madera con la altura de los árboles en clones de Eucalyptus grandis de 7 años de edad, seleccionados en plantaciones forestales de la empresa Smurfit Cartón de Colombia localizadas en los municipios de Restrepo, Pereira y Popayán, encontrándose que la densidad decrece desde la base del árbol hacia el nivel del D.A.P y luego, a partir de este aumenta hacia la copa hasta el 75% de la altura total del árbol. De igual manera se establecen correlaciones entre la densidad básica media de la madera en función de las tres zonas de estudio y los diferentes clones. Se comparan tanto las metodologías empleadas para la determinación de la densidad básica (Norma Tappi 258-om-94 y el Método del Máximo Contenido de Humedad como los diferentes tipos de muestras empleadas para la determinación de la misma (muestras tipo disco de madera y muestras de barreno. El rango de variación de la densidad básica media para las muestras tipo disco de madera fue de 0.40 a 059 g/cm3 y para las muestras de barreno fue de 0.38 a 0.55 g/cm3. Respecto a los métodos para la determinación de la densidad básica media de la madera en muestras de barreno, el método del máximo contenido de humedad mostró una subestimación de aproximadamente 3% de la misma en comparación con los valores obtenidos por el método de la balanza hidrostática.

  2. Atividade física na vida diária e densidade mineral óssea em mulheres idosas

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    Maria Carrasco

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: o rápido envelhecimento da população contemporânea tem influenciado no desenvolvimento de estratégias para a prevenção da osteoporose em idosos. A atividade física diária é vista como uma possível estratégia para aumentar a massa óssea e ajudar a prevenir a perda óssea em pessoas idosas. No entanto, é essencial saber a quantidade mínima ou a intensidade adequada de atividade física que produza o aumento da massa óssea em mulheres idosas.OBJETIVO: analisar, durante uma semana, a relação entre a quantidade e a intensidade da atividade física diária com a densidade mineral óssea (DMO da mão, por meio da quantificação de atividade física diária em idosas.MÉTODOS: a amostra do estudo foi composta por 24 mulheres (idade 66-78 anos, que realizaram atividade física, durante 7 dias, com um gravador da aceleração dos movimentos do corpo em seu pulso, para uma quantificação individual da atividade física. Para medir a densidade mineral óssea da mão direita foi utilizada a técnica de dupla absorção de raios-X (DXA.RESULTADOS: uma relação significativa entre a prática semanal e o T-score (r = 0,99 e a prática semanal horizontal e o T-score (r = 0,99 foi encontrada no osso normal e no grupo ósseo com osteoporose, respectivamente. A relação entre T-score e a quantidade de atividade física não era clara em ambos os grupos.CONCLUSÃO: na amostra analisada, foi encontrada uma associação positiva entre a maior qualidade do osso da mão e a intensidade mais elevada de atividade física. A combinação de absorciometria acelerometria e de raios-X na mão obteve resultados semelhantes ao encontrados com outros métodos menos acessíveis.

  3. Stress responses of juvenile matrinxã (Brycon amazonicus after transport in a closed system under different loading densities Respostas de estresse de matrinxã (Brycon amazonicus juvenil após transporte em sistema fechado sob diferentes densidades de carga

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    Janessa Sampaio de Abreu

    2008-08-01

    , a temperatura esteve em torno de 32°C, pH 6,5-6,78, a amônia total foi de 1,09-1,7mg L-1, a amônia não-ionizada foi de 3,58-9,33 x 10³mg L-1 e alcalinidade 134-165mg CaCO3 L-1. O cortisol plasmático e a glicose sanguínea aumentaram após o transporte nos peixes em todas as densidades ensaiadas, voltando aos valores controle 24h depois. Os valores de osmolaridade não mudaram logo após o transporte, mas aumentaram 24h depois de modo igual em todas as densidades. O cloreto plasmático diminuiu na chegada, de modo inversamente proporcional à densidade de carga. O hematócrito diminuiu 24h depois da chegada dos peixes, em todas as densidades testadas, mas não houve diferença no número de eritrócitos. Não houve mortalidade até uma semana após o transporte. O matrinxã mostrou ser uma espécie tolerante a altas densidades de carga em embalagens para transporte além de suportar baixos níveis de oxigênio na água.

  4. Size, density and cholesterol load of HDL predict microangiopathy, coronary artery disease and β-cell function in men with T2DM.

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    Hermans, Michel P; Amoussou-Guenou, K Daniel; Bouenizabila, Evariste; Sadikot, Shaukat S; Ahn, Sylvie A; Rousseau, Michel F

    2016-09-01

    The role of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) as modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease is increasingly debated, notwithstanding the finding that small-dense and dysfunctional HDL are associated with the metabolic syndrome and T2DM. In order to better clarify the epidemiological risk related to HDL of different size/density, without resorting to direct measures, it would seem appropriate to adjust HDL-C to the level of its main apolipoprotein (apoA-I), thereby providing an [HDL-C/apoA-I] ratio. The latter allows not only to estimate an average size for HDLs, but also to derive indices on particle number, cholesterol load, and density. So far, the potential usefulness of this ratio in diabetes is barely addressed. To this end, we sorted 488 male patients with T2DM according to [HDL-C/apoA-I] quartiles (Q), to determine how the ratio relates to cardiometabolic risk, β-cell function, glycaemic control, and micro- and macrovascular complications. Five lipid parameters were derived from the combined determination of HDL-C and apoA-I, namely HDL size; particle number; cholesterol load/particle; apoA-I/particle; and particle density. An unfavorable cardiometabolic profile characterized patients from QI and QII, in which HDLs were pro-atherogenic, denser and apoA-I-depleted. By contrast, QIII patients had an [HDL-C/apoA-I] ratio close to that of non-diabetic controls. QIV patients had better than average HDL size and composition, and in those patients whose [HDL-C/apoA-I] ratio was above normal, a more favorable phenotype was observed regarding lifestyle, anthropometry, metabolic comorbidities, insulin sensitivity, MetS score/severity, glycaemic control, and target-organ damage pregalence in small or large vessels. In conclusion, [HDL-C/apoA-I] and the resulting indices of HDL composition and functionality predict macrovascular risk and β-cell function decline, as well as overall microangiopathic risk, suggesting that this ratio could serve

  5. HDL-P、HDL-C/P与早发冠心病发病风险相关性研究%Correlation Study on HDL-P、HDL-C/P and Premature Coronary Heart Disease

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    包金兰; 孙润陆; 黄灿霞; 张玉玲

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the correlation between high density lipoprotein particle number (HDL-P), the ratio of high density lipoprotein cholesterol and HDL-P numbers (HDL-C/P) and risk factors in premature coronary heart disease (CHD). Methods: 458 patients (man<55,and female<65 years) were selected from cardiology department in our hospital from January 2012 to July 2015. All subjects were diagnosed by coronary angiography and divided into two groups: CHD group with 216 cases and Control group with 242 cases. HDL-P number were analyzed by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and were classified into 3groups: Small, Medium and Large; the ratio of HDL-C/P were classified into 4 groups as below: <41.0, 41.0 to 46.9, 47.0 to 52.9, ≥53.0. Clinical data were collected and analyzed by SPSS 18.0. Results:(1) After adjusting the relative risk factors, which include smoking, drinking, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, large HDL-P could significantly decrease the risk of CHD than small HDL-P, the odds ratio (OR) and 95% CI were 0.253 (0.104-0.611),P=0.002; (2) Compared with HDL-C/P≥53 group, HDL-C/P<41 group and HDL-C/P 41 to 46.9 group significantly decreased the risk of CHD, OR and 95% CI were 0.183 (0.059-0.573), P<0.01 and 0.295 (0.099-0.883),P<0.05. Conclusion: HDL-P and HDL-C/P may be an important index for evaluating premature coronary heart disease.%目的:探讨HDL-P、HDL-C/P与早发冠心病发病风险相关性。方法:搜集2012年1月-2015年7月在我院心内住院患者458例,男性<55岁,女性<65岁,其中冠心病组216例,对照组242例,均行冠状动脉造影,搜集临床资料;采用核磁共振光谱技术检测HDL-P数量,将HDL-P数量分为3组,大颗粒、中颗粒和小颗粒;按HDL-C/P 比值大小分为4组(HDL-C/P<41.0组,41.0-46.9组,47.0-52.9组和≥53.0组)以SPPS18.0统计软件进行统计分析。结果:(1)采用多元logistic回归分

  6. HDL functionality in reverse cholesterol transport--Challenges in translating data emerging from mouse models to human disease.

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    Lee-Rueckert, Miriam; Escola-Gil, Joan Carles; Kovanen, Petri T

    2016-07-01

    Whereas LDL-derived cholesterol accumulates in atherosclerotic lesions, HDL particles are thought to facilitate removal of cholesterol from the lesions back to the liver thereby promoting its fecal excretion from the body. Because generation of cholesterol-loaded macrophages is inherent to atherogenesis, studies on the mechanisms stimulating the release of cholesterol from these cells and its ultimate excretion into feces are crucial to learn how to prevent lesion development or even induce lesion regression. Modulation of this key anti-atherogenic pathway, known as the macrophage-specific reverse cholesterol transport, has been extensively studied in several mouse models with the ultimate aim of applying the emerging knowledge to humans. The present review provides a detailed comparison and critical analysis of the various steps of reverse cholesterol transport in mouse and man. We attempt to translate this in vivo complex scenario into practical concepts, which could serve as valuable tools when developing novel HDL-targeted therapies.

  7. Static Calibration and Analysis of the Velodyne HDL-64E S2 for High Accuracy Mobile Scanning

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    Craig Glennie

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The static calibration and analysis of the Velodyne HDL-64E S2 scanning LiDAR system is presented and analyzed. The mathematical model for measurements for the HDL-64E S2 scanner is derived and discussed. A planar feature based least squares adjustment approach is presented and utilized in a minimally constrained network in order to derive an optimal solution for the laser’s internal calibration parameters. Finally, the results of the adjustment along with a detailed examination of the adjustment residuals are given. A three-fold improvement in the planar misclosure residual RMSE over the standard factory calibration model was achieved by the proposed calibration. Results also suggest that there may still be some unmodelled distortions in the range measurements from the scanner. However, despite this, the overall precision of the adjusted laser scanner data appears to make it a viable choice for high accuracy mobile scanning applications.

  8. 前β1-HDL的纯化与鉴定%Purification and Identification of pre-β1 HDL

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    吴新伟; 傅明德

    2000-01-01

    为进一步研究前β1-HDL的结构和生理功能,以改良低温乙醇法制备的人血浆HDL制剂为原料,采用超速离心、分子筛层析以及亲合层析技术分离纯化前β1-HDL.结果:制备的脂蛋白颗粒经免疫双扩散、SDS-PAGE、免疫电泳、Western杂交试验及组成分析确定其为前β1-HDL,并且与家兔肝细胞膜HDL受体有高亲和性结合.

  9. EFECTOS DE LA DENSIDAD DE SIEMBRA Y FERTILIZACIÓN SOBRE LA BACTERIOSIS DEL PALMITO DE PEJIBAYE (Bactris gasipaes K.

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    Francisco Paulo Chaimsohn

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Se determinó el efecto de la densidad (3.333, 5.000 y 6.666 plantas/ha, el arreglo de siembra (rectangular y triangular y el tipo de fertilización (químico, orgánico y químico-orgánico sobre la incidencia y severidad de la enfermedad conocida como "bacteriosis del palmito", causada por la bacteria Pantoea stewartii (sin. Erwinia stewartii y el hongo Fusarium sp, en el periodo de julio de 2004 a agosto de 2005, en Guápiles, Costa Rica. El porcentaje de incidencia de la enfermedad varió de 14,1 a 80,8%. En las parcelas con el arreglo triangular hubo menor porcentaje de plantas enfermas. El porcentaje de incidencia de la bacteriosis fue mayor en las cepas de las parcelas fertilizadas con abono químico, seguido de aquellas fertilizadas con abono químico-orgánico y enmienda orgánica. La enfermedad se correlacionó de forma inversa a los contenidos de Ca, Mg, Zn, K y Mn del suelo, y al contenido foliar de Mn. Por otra parte, se correlacionó de forma directa con el contenido de Al del suelo, con los contenidos foliares de B y Cu, y con el porcentaje de interceptación de la radiación solar.

  10. EVLTraining®: aplicativo para treino do cálculo da densidade de energia endovenosa linear

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    Alexandre Campos Moraes Amato

    Full Text Available Resumo Contexto O reconhecimento da termoablação endovenosa como tratamento da insuficiência de veias safenas traz a necessidade de maior conhecimento e compreensão do método. A densidade de energia endovenosa linear (linear endovenous energy density – LEED é a variável mais aceita para padronização, cada vez mais amplamente divulgada. Não deve ser utilizada apenas para comparação de resultados científicos – deve também ser usada no intraoperatório para a realização do procedimento com segurança. Objetivos Desenvolver aplicativo para mensuração da LEED e avaliar sua aplicabilidade. Métodos O aplicativo para iOS EVLTraining® foi desenvolvido para equipamentos portáteis com o intuito de padronizar a emissão energética em procedimentos de termoablação endovenosa. Resultados O aplicativo criado mostrou equivalência com as medidas aplicadas no procedimento cirúrgico. Conclusões O software EVLTraining® permite o treino prévio de cirurgião e equipe para a velocidade de tração da fibra ótica que será aplicada.

  11. ESTUDIO TERMOXIDATIVO NO ISOTERMICO POR CALORIMETRÍA DIFERENCIAL DE BARRIDO DE POLIETILENO DE BAJA DENSIDAD FORMULADO CON LIGNINA

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    Irama Piña-Saenz

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó la capacidad antioxidante de la lignina (LLN en el polietileno de baja densidad (PEBD a través de un método no isotérmico empleando calorimetría diferencial de barrido (DSC. Las muestras bajo estudio, obtenidas de la formulación de PEBD con LLN, se sometieron a tratamientos térmicos a diferentes velocidades de calentamiento (β = 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 15, 20 ° C/min, en presencia de oxígeno para favorecer la termo-oxidación del material. Se empleó un modelo cinético de degradación termoxidativa isoconversional, ajustada a la ecuación de Arrhenius, para determinar el factor de protección (PF de la lignina en la resina polimérica. Los resultados indican que bajo las formulaciones estudiadas, la lignina presenta una baja capacidad antioxidante en comparación con el Irganox1010. Sin embargo, en las formulaciones que contiene una mezcla de Irganox 1010 y lignina se observó un efecto sinergético en la capacidad antioxidativa de la lignina sobre el aditivo comercial.

  12. DENSIDADES Y PROPIEDADES VOLUMÉTRICAS DE LA MEZCLA N,N-DIMETILFORMAMIDA (DMF + 1-BUTANOL A DIFERENTES TEMPERATURAS

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    MANUEL PÁEZ

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Se determinaron las densidades de la mezcla binaria de N,N-Dimetilformamida (DMF + 1-Butanol usando un densímetro de tubo vibrador DMA 5000, sobre todo el intervalo de fracciones molares en el intervalo de temperaturas de 283.15K a 313.15K y 1.011 bar. Se calcularon los volúmenes molares de exceso (V e m volúmenes molares parciales (Vi, volúmenes molares parciales a dilución infinita (V i ∞ , volúmenes molares parciales de exceso ( V i E del soluto y del solvente. Los volúmenes molares de exceso se correlacionaron usando la ecuación de Redlich-Kister. Adicionalmente, se calcularon los coeficientes viriales (bv de acuerdo a la teoría de McMillan-Mayer. Los valores obtenidos para estos parámetros fueron discutidos en términos de las interacciones presentes en solución.

  13. PRODUCCIÓN DE SEMILLA DE LÍNEAS PROGENITORAS DE MAÍZ: DENSIDAD DE POBLACIÓN E INTERACCIÓN

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    Juan Virgen-Vargas; Rosalba Zepeda-Bautista; Miguel Angel Avila-Perches; Alejandro Espinosa-Calderón; José Luis Arellano-Vázquez; Alfredo Josué Gámez-Vázquez

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    Producción de semilla de líneas progenitoras de maíz: densidad de población e interacción. El objetivo del presente estudio fue determinar los efectos de la localidad y la densidad de población en la producción de semilla de líneas progenitoras de híbridos de maíz de Valles Altos de México. En el período de 2006 a 2008, en Coatlinchán, Texcoco, Estado de México (2250 msnm) se sembraron 16 líneas progenitoras de los híbridos: H-40, H-48, H-50, H-52, H-64E, H-66, H-68E, H-70, H-72E, H-7...

  14. MÉTODOS DE MEDIÇÃO E ANÁLISE DE DENSIDADE URINÁRIA EM RECÉM-NASCIDOS NA UNIDADE NEONATAL

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    Maria Vera Lúcia Moreira Leitão Cardoso; Gabrielle Gama Teixeira Lima; Leiliane Martins Farias

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    El objetivo fue evaluar el método de recolección de orina algodón en contacto con la genital y colector urinario para realización de la densidad urinaria en recién nacidos. Estudio de intervención, cuantitativo, con 61 recién nacidos seleccionados de manera no probabilística. Llevado a cabo en unidad neonatal de Fortaleza-Ceará, Brasil, en 2010. La mayoría nació a término (31/50, 8%) y sexo masculino (33/54%). Los datos de medición de la densidad urinaria con algodón y colector señalaron dife...

  15. Heliconia acuminata reproductive success is independent of local floral density O sucesso reprodutivo de Heliconia acuminata é independente da densidade floral local

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    Emilio M. Bruna

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available Reproductive plants in tropical forests are patchily distributed, with some in large aggregations of reproductive consepecifics while others are relatively isolated. This variation in floral density is hypothesized to have a major effect on plant reproductive success, since individuals in higher density neighborhoods can attract more or higher quality pollinators. We experimentally tested this hypothesis with populations of the understory herb Heliconia acuminata in central Amazonia. We created replicated plots in which reproductive plant density spanned the range of naturally occurring floral neighborhood size, then measured three surrogates of plant fitness in focal plants in each array. There was no significant difference between any of the three floral neighborhood treatments in total seed production, fruit set, or the number of seeds produced per fruit. Pollinator visitation rates to plants in all treatments were extremely low, with many plants not visited at all during the observation period. This could be because H. acuminata's hummingbird pollinators are unable to find the widely scattered reproductive plants, however this hypothesis appears unlikely. Instead, natural flowering plant densities may simply be below the threshold value at which neighborhood effects become important, even in "high-density" aggregations. Nutrient limitation, selective fruit abortion, and reproduction via male rather than female function may also be playing a role. We argue the absence of neighborhood effects may be a general phenomenon in central Amazonian forests, though additional experiments with other plant-pollinator systems are needed to determine the extent to which this hypothesis is supported.Plantas reprodutivas em florestas tropicas são distribuidas em manchas, com algumas em grandes agregações coespecíficas e outras relativamente isoladas. A hipótese é que esta variação na densidade de flores em um local tem um grande efeito no sucesso

  16. Appropriate LDL-C-to-HDL-C Ratio Cutoffs for Categorization of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors among Uygur Adults in Xinjiang, China

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    Qing-Jie Chen

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Elevated LDL-C/HDL-C ratio has been shown to be a marker of lipid metabolism as well as a good predictor of coronary artery disease (CAD. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate whether the LDL-C/HDL-C ratio is useful for detecting cardiovascular disease (CVD risk factors in general healthy Uygur adults in Xinjiang. A total of 4047 Uygur subjects aged ≥35 years were selected from the Cardiovascular Risk Survey (CRS study which was carried out from October 2007 to March 2010. Anthropometric data, blood pressure, lipid profile and fasting glucose were measured in all participants. The prevalence, sensitivity, specificity and distance on the receiver operating characteristic (ROC curve of each LDL-C/HDL-C ratio were calculated. The prevalence of high LDL-C and low HDL-C cholesterol was high and positively correlated with higher LDL-C/HDL-C ratio in the Uygur population. In both men and women, we detected a slight apparent trend of high prevalence of hypertension and hypercholesterolemia with higher LDL-C/HDL-C ratio. Our study also demonstrated that the discriminatory power of the LDL-C/HDL-C ratio for CVD risk factors was slightly stronger in men than in women. Analysis of the shortest distance in the ROC curves for hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, or ≥two of these risk factors suggested a LDL-C/HDL-C ratio cutoff of 2.5 for both men and women. The results of this study showed that a LDL-C/HDL-C ratio cut-off of 2.5 might be used as the predictive marker to detect CVD risk factors among Uygur adults in Xinjiang.

  17. Appropriate LDL-C-to-HDL-C Ratio Cutoffs for Categorization of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors among Uygur Adults in Xinjiang, China.

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    Chen, Qing-Jie; Lai, Hong-Mei; Chen, Bang-Dang; Li, Xiao-Mei; Zhai, Hui; He, Chun-Hui; Pan, Shuo; Luo, Jun-Yi; Gao, Jing; Liu, Fen; Ma, Yi-Tong; Yang, Yi-Ning

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    Elevated LDL-C/HDL-C ratio has been shown to be a marker of lipid metabolism as well as a good predictor of coronary artery disease (CAD). Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate whether the LDL-C/HDL-C ratio is useful for detecting cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in general healthy Uygur adults in Xinjiang. A total of 4047 Uygur subjects aged ≥35 years were selected from the Cardiovascular Risk Survey (CRS) study which was carried out from October 2007 to March 2010. Anthropometric data, blood pressure, lipid profile and fasting glucose were measured in all participants. The prevalence, sensitivity, specificity and distance on the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve of each LDL-C/HDL-C ratio were calculated. The prevalence of high LDL-C and low HDL-C cholesterol was high and positively correlated with higher LDL-C/HDL-C ratio in the Uygur population. In both men and women, we detected a slight apparent trend of high prevalence of hypertension and hypercholesterolemia with higher LDL-C/HDL-C ratio. Our study also demonstrated that the discriminatory power of the LDL-C/HDL-C ratio for CVD risk factors was slightly stronger in men than in women. Analysis of the shortest distance in the ROC curves for hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, or ≥two of these risk factors suggested a LDL-C/HDL-C ratio cutoff of 2.5 for both men and women. The results of this study showed that a LDL-C/HDL-C ratio cut-off of 2.5 might be used as the predictive marker to detect CVD risk factors among Uygur adults in Xinjiang.

  18. The challenges of genome-wide interaction studies: lessons to learn from the analysis of HDL blood levels.

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    Elisabeth M van Leeuwen

    Full Text Available Genome-wide association studies (GWAS have revealed 74 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs associated with high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL blood levels. This study is, to our knowledge, the first genome-wide interaction study (GWIS to identify SNP×SNP interactions associated with HDL levels. We performed a GWIS in the Rotterdam Study (RS cohort I (RS-I using the GLIDE tool which leverages the massively parallel computing power of Graphics Processing Units (GPUs to perform linear regression on all genome-wide pairs of SNPs. By performing a meta-analysis together with Rotterdam Study cohorts II and III (RS-II and RS-III, we were able to filter 181 interaction terms with a p-value<1 · 10-8 that replicated in the two independent cohorts. We were not able to replicate any of these interaction term in the AGES, ARIC, CHS, ERF, FHS and NFBC-66 cohorts (Ntotal = 30,011 when adjusting for multiple testing. Our GWIS resulted in the consistent finding of a possible interaction between rs774801 in ARMC8 (ENSG00000114098 and rs12442098 in SPATA8 (ENSG00000185594 being associated with HDL levels. However, p-values do not reach the preset Bonferroni correction of the p-values. Our study suggest that even for highly genetically determined traits such as HDL the sample sizes needed to detect SNP×SNP interactions are large and the 2-step filtering approaches do not yield a solution. Here we present our analysis plan and our reservations concerning GWIS.

  19. Pathophysiological role and clinical significance of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A₂ (Lp-PLA₂) bound to LDL and HDL.

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    Tellis, Constantinos C; Tselepis, Alexandros D

    2014-01-01

    Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2), also named as platelet-activating factor (PAF)-acetylhydrolase, exhibits a Ca2+-independent phospholipase A2 activity and catalyzes the hydrolysis of the ester bond at the sn-2 position of PAF and oxidized phospholipids (oxPL). These phospholipids are formed under oxidative and inflammatory conditions, and may play important roles in atherogenesis. The vast majority of plasma Lp-PLA2 mass binds to low-density lipoprotein (LDL) while a smaller amount is associated with high-density lipoprotein (HDL). Lp-PLA2 is also bound to lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)], very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) and remnant lipoproteins. Several lines of evidence suggest that the role of plasma Lp-PLA2 in atherosclerosis may depend on the type of lipoprotein particle with which this enzyme is associated. Data from large Caucasian population studies have supported plasma Lp-PLA2 (primarily LDL-associated Lp-PLA2) as a cardiovascular risk marker independent of, and additive to, traditional risk factors. On the contrary, the HDL-associated Lp-PLA2 may express antiatherogenic activities and is also independently associated with lower risk for cardiac death. The present review presents data on the biochemical and enzymatic properties of Lp-PLA2 as well as its structural characteristics that determine the association with LDL and HDL. We also critically discuss the possible pathophysiological and clinical significance of the Lp- PLA2 distribution between LDL and HDL in human plasma, in view of the results of prospective epidemiologic studies on the association of Lp-PLA2 with future cardiovascular events as well the recent studies that evaluate the possible effectiveness of specific Lp-PLA2 inhibitors in reducing residual cardiovascular risk.

  20. HDL-聪明屋 体验专业化的智能影音生活

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    王胜阳

    2009-01-01

    广州田际建筑电气展期间,应广州河东电子邀请,本刊记者有幸与公司工作人员一同驱车前往河东电子的“HDL-聪明屋”,领略HOL独具魅力的智能家居体验屋。