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  1. Salud y dietas hiperproteicas

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    Rodrigo Barriuso, Ana

    2016-01-01

    Introducción: La actual globalización y cultura de masas ha popularizado la aplicación de las dietas hiperproteicas (ingesta diaria superior a 0,8g/kg de peso corporal) en diversos campos. Su consumo en exceso, si no es necesario terapéuticamente, puede generar a nivel óseo, hemodinámico, endocrino y renal, efectos negativos sobre la salud. Justificación: El uso de dietas altas en proteínas, ha planteado la necesidad de programas educativos y de divulgación, donde puede ser ...

  2. Dieta

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    Alfredo Darío Espinosa Brito

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta la dieta adecuada que debe ingerirse según los componentes diarios de los nutrientes, tanto por las personas sanas como por aquellas que presentan alguna enfermedad dentro de las crónicas no transmisibles. Se exponen elementos para el consumo mínimo y máximo de grasas, carbohidratos y proteínas según los requerimientos energéticos de las personas. Se informa sobre el contenido de colesterol, fibras dietéticas y sal para algunos tipos de alimentos y se recomiendan dietas para reducir las principales causas de morbilidad y mortalidad por enfermedades crónicas no transmisibles.This article presents the appropriate diet for healthy people and for those suffering from some of the chronic non-communicable diseases, according to daily nutrients that should be included. Elements for the minimum and maximum consumption of fats, carbohydrates and proteins as to energy requirements of individuals are provided as well as content charts on cholesterol, dietary fiber and salt, according to different types of food. Special diets to reduce the leading causes of morbidity and mortality for chronic non-communicable diseases are recommended.

  3. HP 9816

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    1982-01-01

    The 9816 was introduced in late 1982. This was the low-cost model in the 200 Series range. It only had two expansion slots and featured a monitor integrated with the system unit and modular keyboard and mass storage (usually a 9121 dual 3.5 inch floppy drive). The monitor was nine inches diagonally with a 400 by 300 dot resolution. The HP 9816 was also designated as the HP 9000 216. It did not include any disk drives but it had a built-in 9 inch monochrome monitor, built-in HP-IB and RS-232 ports and 2 expansion slots. The standard keyboard for the 9816 is a itty-bitty number. The 9816 A came with 128K bytes of memory. The 9816 S included all of the above plus disk based BASIC and a card containing an additional 256K of memory bringing the total memory to 512K but only leaving only one expansion slot open.

  4. 3HP tolerance

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    2014-01-01

    Cells and cell cultures are provided that have improved tolerance to 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3HP). Genetic modifications to provide a mutated or overexpressed SFA1 gene or other enhancement of 3HP detoxification via a glutathione- dependent dehydrogenase reaction, including medium supplementation...

  5. HP upgrade operational streamlining

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    Edge, David R.; Emenheiser, Kenneth S.; Hanrahan, William P., III; Mccollums, D.; Seery, Paul J.; Ricklefs, Randall L.

    1993-01-01

    New computer technology and resources must be successfully integrated into CDSLR station operations to manage new complex operational tracking requirements, support the on site production of new data products, support ongoing station performance improvements, and to support new station communication requirements. The NASA CDSLR Network is in the process of upgrading station computer resources with HP UNIX workstations, designed to automate a wide range of operational station requirements. The primary HP upgrade objective was to relocate computer intensive data system tasks from the controller computer to a new advanced computer environment designed to meet the new data system requirements. The HP UNIX environment supports fully automated real time data communications, data management, data processing, and data quality control. Automated data compression procedures are used to improve the efficiency of station data communications. In addition, the UNIX environment supports a number of semi-automated technical and administrative operational station tasks. The x window user interface generates multiple simultaneous color graphics displays, providing direct operator visibility and control over a wide range of operational station functions.

  6. Beneficios e impacto de diferentes patrones dietéticos sobre la salud cardiovascular : Dieta mediterránea, dieta vegetariana, dieta New Nordic y dieta DASH

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    Caudevilla Eseverri, Elena

    2016-01-01

    Trabajo de revisión bibliográfica que pretende adaptar diferentes patrones dietéticos (dieta mediterránea, dieta vegetariana, dieta new nordic y dieta dash) a la prevención de diversas enfermedades cardiovasculares, mediante la corrección de parámetros marcadores de salud cardiovascular. Treball de revisió bibliogràfica que pretén adaptar diferents patrons dietètics (dieta mediterrània, dieta vegetariana, dieta new nordic i dieta dash) a la prevenció de diverses malalties cardiovasculars, ...

  7. Dieta KEN - Plan de empresa

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    Ramirez Gomez, Oscar eduardo; López Zúñiga , Diana María

    2016-01-01

    Este documento corresponde al plan de negocio de la empresa Dieta KEN, la cual ofrece como producto central un novedoso método de pérdida de peso basado en la nutrición enteral cetogénica. Con este método se logra disminuir de 6kg a 10kg de grasa en solo 10 días, de una forma efectiva, segura y rápida. Para este trabajo se realiza un análisis de mercado con fuentes primarias y secundarias, las cuales evidencian un grave problema de obesidad y sobrepeso a nivel nacional; sumado a un gran cr...

  8. H.P. Hanssens nationale retorik

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    Kock, Christian Erik J

    2015-01-01

    Hvordan var H.P. Hanssens retorik om danskheden og det nationale? Dette spørgsmål stiller professor i retorik Christian Kock, Københavns Universitet.......Hvordan var H.P. Hanssens retorik om danskheden og det nationale? Dette spørgsmål stiller professor i retorik Christian Kock, Københavns Universitet....

  9. HP investeerib tulevikku / Fredy-Edwin Esse

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    Esse, Fredy-Edwin

    2010-01-01

    Maailma suurima tehnoloogiafirma Hewlett-Packard (HP) tootearenduskulud kasvasid IV kvartalis 16%, 814 mln dollarini. Autor märgib, et HP aktsia on praegu väga hea saak, kuid mingit imehüpet aktsia hinnas ei tuleks kindlasti oodata

  10. Hp: an inflammatory indicator in cardiovascular disease.

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    Graves, Karen L; Vigerust, David J

    2016-07-01

    Over the past decade significant advancement has occurred in the biological and pathological role that Hp has in cardiovascular disease. Hp is an acute-phase protein with a role in the neutralization and clearance of free heme. Iron has tremendous potential for initiating vascular oxidation, inflammation and exacerbating coronary atherosclerosis. Hp genotype has been linked as a prognostic biomarker of acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, restenosis and cardiac transplant rejection. The increased understanding of Hp as a biomarker has provided new insights into the mechanisms of inflammation after cardiac injury and support the concept that Hp is not only an important antioxidant in vascular inflammation and atherosclerosis, but also an enhancer of inflammation in cardiac transplant.

  11. Epigenetic regulation of hibernation-associated HP-20 and HP-27 gene transcription in chipmunk liver.

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    Tsukamoto, Daisuke; Ito, Michihiko; Takamatsu, Nobuhiko

    2018-01-08

    The chipmunk hibernation-related proteins (HPs) HP-20 and HP-27 are components of a 140-kDa complex that dramatically decreases in the blood during hibernation. The HP-20 and HP-27 genes are expressed specifically in the liver and are downregulated in hibernating chipmunks. Hibernation-associated physiological changes are assumed to be under genetic control. Therefore, to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of hibernation, here we examined the mechanisms behind the altered HP-20 and HP-27 gene expression in nonhibernating versus hibernating chipmunks. Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) analyses revealed that histone H3 on the HP-20 and HP-27 gene promoters was highly acetylated at lysine (K) 9 and K14 and highly trimethylated at K4 in the liver of nonhibernating chipmunks, while these active histone modifications were nearly absent in hibernating chipmunks. Furthermore, histone acetyltransferases and a histone methyltransferase were associated with the HP-20 and HP-27 gene promoters primarily in nonhibernating chipmunks. Consistent with a previous finding that HNF-1 and USF can activate HP-20 and HP-27 gene transcription by binding to the proximal promoter region, ChIP-quantitative PCR (qPCR) analyses revealed that significantly less HNF-1 and USF were bound to these gene promoters in hibernating than in nonhibernating chipmunks. These findings collectively indicated that the hibernation-associated HP-20 and HP-27 gene expression is epigenetically regulated at the transcriptional level by the binding of HNF-1 and USF to their proximal promoters, and that histone modification has a key role in hibernation-associated transcriptional regulation. Copyright © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. Dieta sana vs. Dieta milagro: eficiencia económica y nutricional

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    Casado Salamanca, Cristina

    2017-01-01

    El problema del sobrepeso y obesidad actual ha hecho aumentar la preocupación de la sociedad por la pérdida de peso. Esto ha provocado el desarrollo de soluciones rápidas a este problema, como son las dietas milagro, las cuales tienen una serie de parámetros comunes que las diferencian de una dieta saludable. Para esclarecer los pros y contras de seguir determinados tipos de dietas a la hora de perder peso, se ha comparado económica y nutricionalmente la eficiencia de tres dietas milagro c...

  13. Optimal design of PV and HP system

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    Nepper-Rasmussen, Bjarke Christian; Rasmussen, Theis Bo

    2015-01-01

    electric energy demand of the HP to hours where excess PV power is present. The self-consumption of the PV energy affects the overall net present value (NPV). In this paper, a method which maximizes the NPV by finding the cost-optimal combination of PV, HP and BT sizes, is proposed. Results show......Methods of utilizing residential produced photovoltaic (PV) power by converting to thermal energy through heat pumps (HP) are present in literature, where thermal energy is dispersed as either heat or hot water at the instant moment of PV production. In this paper an alternative solution...

  14. HP-SEE User Forum 2012

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    Karaivanova, Aneta; Oulas, Anastasis; Liabotis, Ioannis; Stojiljkovic, Danica; Prnjat, Ognjen

    2014-01-01

    This book is a collection of carefully reviewed papers presented during the HP-SEE User Forum, the meeting of the High-Performance Computing Infrastructure for South East Europe’s (HP-SEE) Research Communities, held in October 17-19, 2012, in Belgrade, Serbia. HP-SEE aims at supporting and integrating regional HPC infrastructures; implementing solutions for HPC in the region; and making HPC resources available to research communities in SEE, region, which are working in a number of scientific fields with specific needs for massively parallel execution on powerful computing resources. HP-SEE brings together research communities and HPC operators from 14 different countries and enables them to share HPC facilities, software, tools, data and research results, thus fostering collaboration and strengthening the regional and national human network; the project specifically supports research groups in the areas of computational physics, computational chemistry and the life sciences. The contributions presented i...

  15. Haptoglobin genotyping of Vietnamese: global distribution of HP del, complete deletion allele of the HP gene.

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    Soejima, Mikiko; Agusa, Tetsuro; Iwata, Hisato; Fujihara, Junko; Kunito, Takashi; Takeshita, Haruo; Lan, Vi Thi Mai; Minh, Tu Binh; Takahashi, Shin; Trang, Pham Thi Kim; Viet, Pham Hung; Tanabe, Shinsuke; Koda, Yoshiro

    2015-01-01

    The haptoglobin (HP) gene deletion allele (HP(del)) is responsible for anhaptoglobinemia and a genetic risk factor for anaphylaxis reaction after transfusion due to production of the anti-HP antibody. The distribution of this allele has been explored by several groups including ours. Here, we studied the frequency of HP(del) in addition to the distribution of common HP genotypes in 293 Vietnamese. The HP(del) was encountered with the frequency of 0.020. The present result suggested that this deletion allele is restricted to East and Southeast Asians. Thus, this allele seems to be a potential ancestry informative marker for these populations. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  16. Operation of the HP2250 with the HP9000 series 200 using PASCAL 3.0

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    Perry, John; Stroud, C. W.

    1986-01-01

    A computer program has been written to provide an interface between the HP Series 200 desktop computers, operating under HP Standard Pascal 3.0, and the HP2250 Data Acquisition and Control System. Pascal 3.0 for the HP9000 desktop computer gives a number of procedures for handling bus communication at various levels. It is necessary, however, to reach the lowest possible level in Pascal to handle the bus protocols required by the HP2250. This makes programming extremely complex since these protocols are not documented. The program described solves those problems and allows the user to immediately program, simply and efficiently, any measurement and control language (MCL/50) application with a few procedure calls. The complete set of procedures is available on a 5 1/4 inch diskette from Cosmic. Included in this group of procedures is an Exerciser which allows the user to exercise his HP2250 interactively. The exerciser operates in a fashion similar to the Series 200 operating system programs, but is adapted to the requirements of the HP2250. The programs on the diskette and the user's manual assume the user is acquainted with both the MCL/50 programming language and HP Standard Pascal 3.0 for the HP series 200 desktop computers.

  17. Clerget 100 hp heavy-oil engine

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    Leglise, Pierre

    1931-01-01

    A complete technical description of the Clerget heavy-oil engine is presented along with the general characteristics. The general characteristics are: 9 cylinders, bore 120 mm, stroke 130 mm, four-stroke cycle engine, rated power limited to 100 hp at 1800 rpm; weight 228 kg; propeller with direct drive and air cooling. Moving parts, engine block, and lubrication are all presented.

  18. Verification of Goal-Oriented HP-Adaptivity

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    Paszynski, M; Demkowicz, L; Pardo, D

    2005-01-01

    .... The analytical solution has been used to validate a goaloriented hp adaptive strategy based on a simultaneous solution of a dual problem, and an hp strategy based on minimizing the projection-based...

  19. Uso de harina de cabeza de camarón como reemplazo proteico de harina de pescado en dietas balanceadas para juveniles de Totoaba macdonaldi (Gilbert, 1890

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    Luis Daniel Espinosa-Chaurand

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available En dietas para juveniles de Totoaba macdonaldi (26,3 ± 4,7 g y 13,6 ± 1 cm se evaluó la sustitución proteica parcial de harina de pescado (HP por harinas de cabeza de camarón (HCC, sobre su crecimiento, sobrevivencia, factor de conversión alimenticia (FCA y composición química de tejidos, y el coeficiente de digestibilidad aparente de materia seca (CDA, proteínas (CDAP y lípidos (CDAL de estas dietas. Se utilizó HCC de cabezas enteras deshidratadas al sol (F y HCC de cabezas maceradas y deshidratadas en secador de aire (M. Las dietas fueron isoproteicas (55,5% de proteína cruda, isolipídicas (15% de lípidos e isoenergéticas (4,6 Kcal g-1 remplazando el 0% (dieta control; DC, 15% (F15 y M15 y 30% (F30 y M3ü de la proteína de la HP por la de HCC. Después de 57 días la sobrevivencia con HCC (99.44 ± 1.92% fue mayor que DC (88,89 ± 3,85%. El peso ganado, crecimiento específico en peso (TCE y el consumo total no presentaron diferencias estadísticas (P > 0,05 entre los organismos alimentados con HCC. No obstante, la dieta M30 presentó un promedio mayor en TCE (0,99 ± 0,06 y crecimiento (19,82 ± 1.64 g/pez. La dieta M30 significativamente tuvo la mejor FCA (1,61 ± 0,13 y las más altas CDA (66,18 ± 1,28, CDAP (86,51 ± 0,53 y CDAL (72,29 ± 1,10. Se concluye que la sustitución proteica de HP por HCC en alimento para juveniles de totoabas mejoró los parámetros productivos y los CDAs, obteniéndose mejores resultados con la inclusión de HCC macerada y niveles de sustitución de 30%.

  20. HP advances Grid Strategy for the adaptive enterprise

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    2003-01-01

    "HP today announced plans to further enable its enterprise infrastructure technologies for grid computing. By leveraging open grid standards, HP plans to help customers simplify the use and management of distributed IT resources. The initiative will integrate industry grid standards, including the Globus Toolkit and Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA), across HP's enterprise product lines" (1 page).

  1. Aspectos nutricionales de la dieta mediterránea

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    Mariné Font, Abel; Vidal Fernández, María Carmen

    1999-01-01

    Se realiza un anàlisis de los orígenes de la dieta mediterránea, los cuales se remontan a las grandes culturas clásicas de la Edad Antigua. Además, se describe lo que hoy en dia cabe entender como dieta mediterránea y se analiza el valor nutritivo de los alimentos que integran los diversos tipos de dietas mediterrdneas. Finalmente, se realizan algunas consideraciones sobre la bondad de la dieta mediterránea, que, sin ser una panacea, es lo suficientemente equilibrada y agradable para consider...

  2. COOLII code conversion from Cyber to HP

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    Lee, Hae Cho; Kim, Hee Kyung

    1996-06-01

    COOLII computer code determines the time required to cooldown the plant from shutdown cooling system initiation condition to cold shutdown or refueling condition. Required time for cooldown is calculated under the various assumption on shutdown cooling heat exchanger(SDCHX) availability, reactor coolant system (RCS) low pressure safety injection(LPSI) flowrate. RCS cooldown rates and component cooling system flow rates. This report firstly describes detailed work carried out for installation of COOLII on HP 9000/700 series as well as relevant code validation results. Attached is a report on software verification and validation results. 7 refs. (Author) .new

  3. Wiener-Granger causality in QT-HP variability interactions.

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    Porta, Alberto; Bari, Vlasta; Marchi, Andrea; De Maria, Beatrice; Cerutti, Sergio

    2015-08-01

    The study exploits a Wiener-Granger causality (WGC) approach in the time domain to assess directionality of the dynamical interactions between QT interval and heart period (HP) during a graded head-up tilt protocol challenging the cardiovascular control as a function of the tilt table inclination. QT interval and HP are approximated from the surface ECG as the temporal distance between the R-wave apex and T-wave offset and between two consecutive R-wave peaks respectively. The adopted WGC approach accounts for the confounding effect of respiration (RESP) affecting both QT and HP. Causality ratios (CRs) from HP to QT given RESP (CRHP→QT|RESP) and from QT to HP given RESP (CRQT→HP|RESP) were computed and their significance was tested via F-test. We found that, regardless of the tilt table angle, CRHP→QT|RESP is significant, while CRQT→HP|RESP is negligible. CRHP→QT|RESP showed a trend towards a decrease with tilt table angle. These findings suggested that the causal direction from HP over QT is dominant compared to the reverse one and sympathetic activation induced a QT-HP uncoupling.

  4. COAST code conversion from Cyber to HP

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    Lee, Hae Cho

    1996-04-01

    The transient thermal hydraulic behavior of reactor coolant system in a nuclear power plant following loss of coolant flow is analyzed by use of COAST digital computer code. COAST calculates individual loop flow rates and steam generator pressure drops is a function of time following coast-down of any number of reactor coolant pumps. This report firstly describes detailed work carried out for installation of COAST on HP 9000/700 series and code validation results after installation. Secondly, a series of work is also describes in relation to installation of COAST on Apollo DN10000 series as well as relevant code validation results. Attached is a report on software verification and validation results. 7 refs. (Author) .new

  5. Holomorphic extension of generalizations of Hp functions

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    Richard D. Carmichael

    1985-01-01

    Full Text Available In recent analysis we have defined and studied holomorphic functions in tubes in ℂn which generalize the Hardy Hp functions in tubes. In this paper we consider functions f(z, z=x+iy, which are holomorphic in the tube TC=ℝn+iC, where C is the finite union of open convex cones Cj, j=1,…,m, and which satisfy the norm growth of our new functions. We prove a holomorphic extension theorem in which f(z, z ϵ TC, is shown to be extendable to a function which is holomorphic in T0(C=ℝn+i0(C, where 0(C is the convex hull of C, if the distributional boundary values in 𝒮′ of f(z from each connected component TCj of TC are equal.

  6. Goal-Oriented hp-Adaptivity for Elliptic Problems

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    Šolín, Pavel; Demkowicz, L.

    2004-01-01

    Roč. 193, 6-8 (2004), s. 449-468 ISSN 0045-7825 R&D Projects: GA ČR GP102/01/D114 Keywords : hp-finite elements * hp-adaptivity * Dual problem Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering Impact factor: 1.263, year: 2004

  7. Implicaciones nutricionales de las dietas de eliminación

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    Elsy M. Navarrete-Rodríguez

    2015-03-01

    Conclusiones: Nuestro estudio confirma la necesidad de una correcta asesoría nutricional en aquellos pacientes que cuenten con dietas de eliminación, así como el sobrediagnóstico que existe de alergia alimentaria.

  8. Transcriptional profiling of type II toxin-antitoxin genes of Helicobacter pylori under different environmental conditions: identification of HP0967-HP0968 system

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    MIGUEL A DE LA CRUZ

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Helicobacter pylori is a Gram-negative bacterium that colonizes the human gastric mucosa and is responsible for causing peptic ulcers and gastric carcinoma. The expression of virulence factors allows the persistence of H. pylori in the stomach, which results in a chronic, sometimes uncontrolled inflammatory response. Type II toxin-antitoxin systems have emerged as important virulence factors in many pathogenic bacteria. Three type II toxin-antitoxin (TA systems have previously been identified in the genome of H. pylori 26695: HP0315-HP0316, HP0892-HP0893, and HP0894-HP0895. Here we characterized a heretofore undescribed type II TA system in H. pylori, HP0967-HP0968, which is encoded by the bicistronic operon hp0968-hp0967 and belongs to the Vap family. The predicted HP0967 protein is a toxin with ribonuclease activity whereas HP0968 is an antitoxin that binds to its own regulatory region. We found that all type II TA systems were expressed in H. pylori during early stationary growth phase, and differentially expressed in the presence of urea, nickel, and iron, although the hp0968-hp0967 pair was the most affected under these environmental conditions. Transcription of hp0968-hp0967 was strongly induced in a mature H. pylori biofilm and when the bacteria interacted with AGS epithelial cells. Kanamycin and chloramphenicol considerably boosted transcription levels of all the four type II TA systems. The hp0968-hp0967 TA system was the most frequent among 317 H. pylori strains isolated from all over the world. This study is the first report on the transcription of type II TA genes in H. pylori under different environmental conditions. Our data show that the HP0967 and HP0968 proteins constitute a bona fide type II TA system in H. pylori, whose expression is regulated by environmental cues, which are relevant in the context of infection of the human gastric mucosa.

  9. Evaluation of HP0605 and HP0971 genes of efflux pumps in Helicobacter pylori resistance to Metronidazole

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    Mohammad hasan Shirazi

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: The presence of antibiotic resistance has been reported in H.pylori and it is a major cause of treatment failure. Five families of multidrug efflux pumps are defined in bacteria and resistance-nodulation-division (RND pumps are found mainly in gram negative bacteria. TolC is one of RND pump components and play a critical role in drug resistance. It hasn’t been established that RND family has a role in drug resistance in H.pylori. In this study, we assessed the role of two efflux genes in resistant to metronidazole in H.pylori by evaluation of overexpression TolC genes by RT-PCR method. Methods: In five metronidazole resistant strains of H.pylori, total RNA was extracted. RNA treated with DNase and RNA reverse transcribed to cDNA. Aliquots of the cDNA solution were assayed by RT- PCR for HP0605 and HP0971 genes. The levels of mRNA expression were evaluated by densitometry analysis. Results: All five strains displayed overexpression for HP0605 basis of increased concentration of metronidazole. Three strains showed transcripts for HP0971. One of these had transcripts for HP0971 only in Metronidazole concentration equaled to 16 µg/ml but two strains overexpressed adapt to increase concentration of metronidazole. Conclusion: According to current study, HP0605 and HP0971 genes overexpressed due to increase metronidazole. So, increasing of Metronidazole affects in H.pylori΄s efflux system in transcription level.

  10. HP fotovõistluse finalistid veebis / Henrik Roonemaa

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    Roonemaa, Henrik

    2002-01-01

    Hewlett-Packardi koduleheküljel on üleval rahvusvahelise digitaalfotograafia konkursi HP Invision Digital Photography Awards 2002 finalistide tööd, nende hulgas Katrin Arraku foto "Minu kala Vallo"

  11. Tonopah Test Range EGS graphics tracking display system: HP370

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    Meyer, R.H.; Bauhs, K.C.

    1994-08-01

    This report describes the HP370 component of the Enhanced Graphics System (EGS) used at Tonopah Test Range (TTR). Selected Radar data is fed into the computer systems and the resulting tracking symbols are displayed on high-resolution video monitors in real time. These tracking symbols overlay background maps and are used for monitoring/controlling various flight vehicles. This report discusses both the operational aspects and the internal configuration of the HP370 Workstation portion of the EGS system.

  12. Biologia de Tuta absoluta (Meyrick, 1917 em dieta artificial

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    Mihsfeldt Laila Herta

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve por objetivo desenvolver uma dieta artificial para a criação da traça-do-tomateiro (Tuta absoluta sem a dependência do hospedeiro natural (tomateiro. A dieta empregada tem como fontes protéicas germe de trigo, levedura, caseína e farelo de soja, além do feijão, que foi a variável do trabalho. A dieta mais adequada para a criação da traça-do-tomateiro foi o hospedeiro natural, no caso, as folhas de tomateiro ?Santa Clara? e, dentre os meios artificiais, o que se mostrou mais promissor foi aquele com feijão Branco acrescido de pó de folha de tomateiro. Este pó de folhas apresentou um efeito fagoestimulante, diminuindo a mortalidade inicial e aumentando a viabilidade total do inseto no meio artificial. O número de ínstares foi constante e igual a 4, tanto nas dietas artificiais como na dieta natural, indicando a adequação nutricional dos meios artificiais.

  13. Electron beam inspection of 16nm HP node EUV masks

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    Shimomura, Takeya; Narukawa, Shogo; Abe, Tsukasa; Takikawa, Tadahiko; Hayashi, Naoya; Wang, Fei; Ma, Long; Lin, Chia-Wen; Zhao, Yan; Kuan, Chiyan; Jau, Jack

    2012-11-01

    EUV lithography (EUVL) is the most promising solution for 16nm HP node semiconductor device manufacturing and beyond. The fabrication of defect free EUV mask is one of the most challenging roadblocks to insert EUVL into high volume manufacturing (HVM). To fabricate and assure the defect free EUV masks, electron beam inspection (EBI) tool will be likely the necessary tool since optical mask inspection systems using 193nm and 199nm light are reaching a practical resolution limit around 16nm HP node EUV mask. For production use of EBI, several challenges and potential issues are expected. Firstly, required defect detection sensitivity is quite high. According to ITRS roadmap updated in 2011, the smallest defect size needed to detect is about 18nm for 15nm NAND Flash HP node EUV mask. Secondly, small pixel size is likely required to obtain the high sensitivity. Thus, it might damage Ru capped Mo/Si multilayer due to accumulated high density electron beam bombardments. It also has potential of elevation of nuisance defects and reduction of throughput. These challenges must be solved before inserting EBI system into EUV mask HVM line. In this paper, we share our initial inspection results for 16nm HP node EUV mask (64nm HP absorber pattern on the EUV mask) using an EBI system eXplore® 5400 developed by Hermes Microvision, Inc. (HMI). In particularly, defect detection sensitivity, inspectability and damage to EUV mask were assessed. As conclusions, we found that the EBI system has capability to capture 16nm defects on 64nm absorber pattern EUV mask, satisfying the sensitivity requirement of 15nm NAND Flash HP node EUV mask. Furthermore, we confirmed there is no significant damage to susceptible Ru capped Mo/Si multilayer. We also identified that low throughput and high nuisance defect rate are critical challenges needed to address for the 16nm HP node EUV mask inspection. The high nuisance defect rate could be generated by poor LWR and stitching errors during EB writing

  14. An??lise nutricional das dietas da moda

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    Viana, Daniela Swelem de Oliveira

    2015-01-01

    Introdu????o: analisou a divulga????o e a realiza????o de dietas da moda e o crescimento alarmante nos ??ltimos anos, fatores estes associados e atribu??dos pela m??dia sejam por revistas n??o cientificas, livros peri??dicos ou por outros meios de comunica????o. Objetivo: o estudo tem como objetivo discutir as consequ??ncias da pr??tica de dietas da moda para o emagrecimento e seus efeitos adversos na sa??de humana. M??todo: consiste em um estudo de revis??o da literatura basea...

  15. Dieta cetogênica: como o uso de uma dieta pode interferir em mecanismos neuropatológicos

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    Pereira, Érica Silva; Alves, Marion; Sacramento, Thaiana; Rocha, Vera Lúcia

    2010-01-01

    p. 78-82 A dieta cetogênica tem sido usada de forma ampla e com sucesso para o tratamento de crianças com epilepsia de difícil controle desde a década de 1920. Mas foi somente há uma década que a dieta cetogênica deixou de ser vista como um tratamento alternativo ou de última escolha para estes pacientes e seu uso tem sido considerado em todo o mundo. O objetivo deste trabalho foi revisar o conhecimento disponível acerca da dieta cetogênica: mecanismo de ação, eficácia, tolerabili...

  16. hp-finite element methods for singular perturbations

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    Melenk, Jens M

    2002-01-01

    Many partial differential equations arising in practice are parameter-dependent problems that are of singularly perturbed type. Prominent examples include plate and shell models for small thickness in solid mechanics, convection-diffusion problems in fluid mechanics, and equations arising in semi-conductor device modelling. Common features of these problems are layers and, in the case of non-smooth geometries, corner singularities. Mesh design principles for the efficient approximation of both features by the hp-version of the finite element method (hp-FEM) are proposed in this volume. For a class of singularly perturbed problems on polygonal domains, robust exponential convergence of the hp-FEM based on these mesh design principles is established rigorously.

  17. A methodology to split the total cumulative Hp(10) dose into the Hp(10)idoses received during various procedures performed by interventional cardiologist.

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    Domienik, Joanna

    2017-03-01

    The methodology describing how to split the cumulative Hp(10) dose of interventional cardiologists into Hp(10) i doses received during procedures of various types based on procedure-specific ELDO coefficients and Hp(3) doses per procedure is presented. The appropriate equations for Hp(10) i (Hp(10) for procedure type i), depending on the number of various procedure types (i  =  1 … 4) performed by a particular physician, are derived. The methodology can be applied to whole-body doses measured on the lead apron and therefore can be used for optimisation of work practices in those catheterisation labs where routine dosimeter is worn above the apron.

  18. Spectral/ hp element methods: Recent developments, applications, and perspectives

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    Xu, Hui; Cantwell, Chris D.; Monteserin, Carlos; Eskilsson, Claes; Engsig-Karup, Allan P.; Sherwin, Spencer J.

    2018-02-01

    The spectral/ hp element method combines the geometric flexibility of the classical h-type finite element technique with the desirable numerical properties of spectral methods, employing high-degree piecewise polynomial basis functions on coarse finite element-type meshes. The spatial approximation is based upon orthogonal polynomials, such as Legendre or Chebychev polynomials, modified to accommodate a C 0 - continuous expansion. Computationally and theoretically, by increasing the polynomial order p, high-precision solutions and fast convergence can be obtained and, in particular, under certain regularity assumptions an exponential reduction in approximation error between numerical and exact solutions can be achieved. This method has now been applied in many simulation studies of both fundamental and practical engineering flows. This paper briefly describes the formulation of the spectral/ hp element method and provides an overview of its application to computational fluid dynamics. In particular, it focuses on the use of the spectral/ hp element method in transitional flows and ocean engineering. Finally, some of the major challenges to be overcome in order to use the spectral/ hp element method in more complex science and engineering applications are discussed.

  19. On a Weak Discrete Maximum Principle for hp-FEM

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    Šolín, Pavel; Vejchodský, Tomáš

    -, č. 209 (2007), s. 54-65 ISSN 0377-0427 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA102/05/0629 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20570509; CEZ:AV0Z10190503 Keywords : discrete maximum principle * hp-FEM Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering Impact factor: 0.943, year: 2007

  20. hp Spectral element methods for three dimensional elliptic problems ...

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    125, No. 3, August 2015, pp. 413–447. c Indian Academy of Sciences h-p Spectral element methods for three dimensional elliptic problems on non-smooth domains, Part-II: Proof of stability theorem. P DUTT1, AKHLAQ HUSAIN2,∗, A S VASUDEVA MURTHY3 and C S UPADHYAY4. 1Department of Mathematics & Statistics ...

  1. Discrete frequency identification using the HP 5451B Fourier analyser

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    Holland, L.; Barry, P.

    1977-01-01

    The frequency analysis by the HP5451B discrete frequency Fourier analyser is studied. The advantages of cross correlation analysis to identify discrete frequencies in a background noise are discussed in conjuction with the elimination of aliasing and wraparound error. Discrete frequency identification is illustrated by a series of graphs giving the results of analysing 'electrical' and 'acoustical' white noise and sinusoidal signals [pt

  2. Printerite riigihanked libisevad HP-le / Askur Alas

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    Alas, Askur, 1973-

    2003-01-01

    AS Rapo turundusjuhi Andres Kaevu hinnangul oli maksuameti korraldatud riigihanke eesmärk osta HP printereid ning välistada konkurendid. Tema sõnul võimaldaksid mõne teise firma printerid riigil raha kokku hoida. Kommenteerib Konica Minolta Baltia Eesti filiaali juhataja Margus Vaino

  3. EV and HP Providing Ancillary Services in the Nordic Region

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    Liu, Zhaoxi; Wu, Qiuwei

    This report covers the analysis of the electric vehicle (EV) and heat pump (HP) providing ancillary services to the power system of the Nordic region including Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The analysis is to investigate the feasibility of EVs and HPs to serve as demand as frequency reserve...

  4. HP-1γ Controls High-Affinity Antibody Response to T-Dependent Antigens.

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    Ha, Ngoc; Pham, Duc-Hung; Shahsafaei, Aliakbar; Naruse, Chie; Asano, Masahide; Thai, To-Ha

    2014-01-01

    In vitro observations suggest a role for the mouse heterochromatin protein 1γ (HP-1γ) in the immune system. However, it has not been shown if and how HP-1γ contributes to immunity in vivo. Here we show that in mice, HP-1γ positively regulates the germinal center reaction and high-affinity antibody response to thymus (T)-dependent antigens by limiting the size of CD8(+) regulatory T-cell (Treg) compartment without affecting progenitor B- or T-cell-development. Moreover, HP-1γ does not control cell proliferation or class switch recombination. Haploinsufficiency of cbx-3 (gene encoding HP-1γ) is sufficient to expand the CD8(+) Treg population and impair the immune response in mice despite the presence of wild-type HP-1α and HP-1β. This is the first in vivo evidence demonstrating the non-redundant role of HP-1γ in immunity.

  5. A Chaotic Oscillator Based on HP Memristor Model

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    Guangyi Wang

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes a simple autonomous memristor-based oscillator for generating periodic signals. Applying an external sinusoidal excitation to the autonomous system, a nonautonomous oscillator is obtained, which contains HP memristor model and four linear circuit elements. This memristor-based oscillator can generate periodic, chaotic, and hyperchaotic signals under the periodic excitation and an appropriate set of circuit parameters. It also shows that the system exhibits alternately a hidden attractor with no equilibrium and a self-excited attractor with a line equilibrium as time goes on. Furthermore, some specialties including burst chaos, irregular periodic bifurcations, and nonintermittence chaos of the circuit are found by theoretical analysis and numerical simulations. Finally, a discrete model for the HP memristor is given and the main statistical properties of this memristor-based oscillator are verified via DSP chip experiments and NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology tests.

  6. Real-time MPEG-1 software decoding on HP workstations

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    Bhaskaran, Vasudev; Konstantinides, Konstantinos; Lee, Ruby B.

    1995-04-01

    A MPEG1 codec that is capable of real-time playback of video and audio on HP's RISC-based workstations has been developed. Real-time playback is achieved by examining the complete MPEG1 decoding pipeline and optimizing the algorithms used for the various stages of the video and audio decompression process. For video decompression, efficient implementations are derived by examining the huffman decoder, inverse quantizer and inverse DCT as a single system. For audio decompression, by viewing the subband synthesis function in MPEG1 layer I and layer II decoding as a DCT, a fast 32-point DCT suitable for use in MPEG1 audio decompression has been developed. Besides algorithmic enhancements, in order to achieve real-time performance, minor changes to the CPU architecture and the display pipeline architecture were needed. The integration of algorithmic and architectural enhancements results in real-time playback of MPEG1 video and audio on HP's RISC based workstations.

  7. Mammalian HP1 Isoforms Have Specific Roles in Heterochromatin Structure and Organization

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    Laia Bosch-Presegué

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available HP1 is a structural component of heterochromatin. Mammalian HP1 isoforms HP1α, HP1β, and HP1γ play different roles in genome stability, but their precise role in heterochromatin structure is unclear. Analysis of Hp1α−/−, Hp1β−/−, and Hp1γ−/− MEFs show that HP1 proteins have both redundant and unique functions within pericentric heterochromatin (PCH and also act globally throughout the genome. HP1α confines H4K20me3 and H3K27me3 to regions within PCH, while its absence results in a global hyper-compaction of chromatin associated with a specific pattern of mitotic defects. In contrast, HP1β is functionally associated with Suv4-20h2 and H4K20me3, and its loss induces global chromatin decompaction and an abnormal enrichment of CTCF in PCH and other genomic regions. Our work provides insight into the roles of HP1 proteins in heterochromatin structure and genome stability.

  8. Zeólita na dieta de bovinos de corte

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    L.R.A Câmara; S.C. Valadares Filho; M.I. Leão; R.F.D Valadares; M. Dias; A.P.C Gomide; A.C.W Barros; V.A. Nascimento; D.J. Ferreira; J.T. Faé; C. Carneiro; L.L. Cardoso

    2012-01-01

    Avaliou-se o efeito da inclusão de zeólita na dieta de bovinos de corte sobre os parâmetros ruminais, as digestibilidades total e parcial, a produção de nitrogênio, a eficiência microbiana e as características do sangue. Os tratamentos, com base na matéria seca (MS) da dieta, foram: 0; 0,75; 1,5; 2,25 e 3,0% de zeólita. Utilizaram-se cinco bovinos machos mestiços, fistulados no rúmen e abomaso, alimentados com silagem de milho e concentrado, representando 65% de volumoso e 35% de concentrado....

  9. Vibration and Stability of 3000-hp, Titanium Chemical Process Blower

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    Les Gutzwiller

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available This 74-in-diameter blower had an overhung rotor design of titanium construction, operating at 50 pounds per square inch gauge in a critical chemical plant process. The shaft was supported by oil-film bearings and was directdriven by a 3000-hp electric motor through a metal disk type of coupling. The operating speed was 1780 rpm. The blower shaft and motor shaft motion was monitored by Bently Nevada proximity probes and a Model 3100 monitoring system.

  10. DIETA Y PREVENCIÓN SECUNDARIA DE LA ENFERMEDAD CARDIOVASCULAR

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    Luis Alberto Ángel Arango

    2011-01-01

    Conclusiones. Las dietas de tipo mediterráneo y reductora del colesterol ricas en ácidos grasos omega-3 probablemente tienen un efecto favorable en la prevención cardiovascular secundaria (B-IIa, este efecto desaparece si se asocia con tratamiento farmacológico de los factores cardiovasculares de riesgo (B-III. Los ácidos grasos omega-3 probablemente incrementan la mortalidad en pacientes con angina y favorecen la recurrencia de arritmias ventriculares (B-III.

  11. Teores proteicos em dietas para vacas Holandesas leiteiras em confinamento

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    V.R. Paiva

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o efeito de dietas com níveis de proteína bruta ‒ PB (10, 12, 14 e 16% na matéria seca ‒ MS em vacas Holandesas mestiças com produção de leite médio (PL de 13kg/dia. Utilizou-se silagem de milho como volumoso, e a relação volumoso:concentrado foi de 75:25. Houve aumento linear para o consumo de todos os componentes da dieta, exceto para o consumo de carboidratos totais e carboidratos não fibrosos (CNF, que reduziram linearmente. O consumo dos nutrientes digestíveis totais (NDT apresentou comportamento quadrático, com valor máximo estimado de 10,13kg/dia, na dose de 15,62% de PB na dieta. As digestibilidades de PB, EE, FDN e FDNcp aumentaram linearmente. Já os valores de digestibilidade de MS, MO, CNF e NDT apresentaram efeito quadrático, estimando-se ponto de máximo de 65,09; 67,23; 78,35 e 67,92 nas doses de 15,39; 15,22; 15,62 e 15,68% de PB, respectivamente. A PL, sem e com correção para 3,5% de gordura, a variação de peso corporal e a composição do leite aumentaram linearmente, exceto para lactose, que não apresentou efeito. O nível de 14% de PB na dieta é o mais indicado para alimentação de vacas com produção média de 13kg/dia de leite.

  12. DIETA BAJA EN FODMAP EN EL SÍNDROME DE INTESTINO IRRITABLE

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    CAROLINA FIGUEROA C., DRA.

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available La dieta baja en FODMAP ha mostrado ser una herramienta eficaz en el manejo de los síntomas del Síndrome de Intestino Irritable (SII. Los estudios recientes aleatorizados, controlados y prospectivos apoyan el uso de esta dieta como parte del tratamiento de esta patología. Los mecanismos mediante los que la dieta baja en FODMAP alivia los síntomas son variados y se relacionan con la fisiopatología del SII. Esta dieta puede generar cambios en la flora intestinal, efecto que aún no ha sido ampliamente estudiado.

  13. Evidencias científicas sobre la eficacia y seguridad de la dieta proteinada. Dieta proteinada y ejercicio físico

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    J. Saura; F. Isidro; J.R. Heredia; V. Segarra

    2014-01-01

    La obesidad se ha convertido en una pandemia a nivel mundial, 2,8 millones de personas mueren cada año como resultado de padecer sobrepeso u obesidad, según ha declarado la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS). Dentro del marco de las estrategias para combatir la obesidad, encontramos diferentes propuestas dietéticas y de actividad física. En el marco de las dietas muy bajas en calorías (VLCD), encontramos la dieta proteinada, una variedad de dieta cetogénica (KD) con un aporte mínimo de gr...

  14. Assessment of the Hewlett-Packard HP47210A capnometer.

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    Kinsella, S M

    1985-09-01

    The Hewlett-Packard HP47210A Capnometer, a "mainstream" infra-red carbon dioxide analyser, has a sensor in-line with the patient circuit. The calibration apparatus is included within the unit, and an internal microprocessor corrects for the presence of nitrous oxide and varying concentrations of oxygen. Maximum error was 0.37 kPa for carbon dioxide partial pressures less than 5.3 kPa, and less than 3.6% for partial pressures of carbon dioxide greater than 5.3 kPa.

  15. Structural effects at Λ3Hp-scattering

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    Tartakovskij, V.K.; Fursaev, A.V.; Ivanova, O.I.

    2003-01-01

    In the paper the calculated dependences of falling hyper-tritons energy E=156 MeV differential cross sections from the scattering angle in the center of mass system θ and for more high energy values E from coupling energy ε 0 of Λ 3 H with regard to its disintegration into Λ-hyperon and deuteron are presented. It is established the strong dependence of differential cross section from ε 0 , moreover the sensitivity of differential cross sections to ε 0 value grows up with increasing of energy E. This allows to use the Λ 3 Hp-scattering as a method for ε 0 value elaboration

  16. Spectral/hp element methods: Recent developments, applications, and perspectives

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    Xu, Hui; Cantwell, Chris; Monteserin, Carlos

    2018-01-01

    The spectral/hp element method combines the geometric flexibility of the classical h-type finite element technique with the desirable numerical properties of spectral methods, employing high-degree piecewise polynomial basis functions on coarse finite element-type meshes. The spatial approximation...... regularity assumptions an exponential reduction in approximation error between numerical and exact solutions can be achieved. This method has now been applied in many simulation studies of both fundamental and practical engineering flows. This paper briefly describes the formulation of the spectral...... method in more complex science and engineering applications are discussed....

  17. SGN III code conversion from Apollo to HP

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    Lee, Hae Cho

    1996-04-01

    SGN III computer code is used to analyze transient behavior of reactor coolant system, pressurizer and steam generators in the event of main steam line break (MSLB), and to calculate mass and energy release for containment design. This report firstly describes detailed work carried out for installation of SFN III on Apollo DN 10000 and code validation results after installation. Secondly, a series of work is also describes in relation to installation of SGN III on HP 9000/700 series as well as relevant code validation results. Attached is a report on software verification and validation results. 8 refs. (Author) .new

  18. CESEC III code conversion from Apollo to HP9000

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    Lee, Hae Cho

    1996-01-01

    CESEC code is a computer program used to analyze transient behaviour of reactor coolant systems of nuclear power plants. CESEC III is an extension of original CESEC code in order to apply wide range of accident analysis including ATWS model. Major parameters during the transients are calculated by CESEC. This report firstly describes detailed work carried out for installation of CESEC III on Apollo DN10000 and code validation results after installation. Secondly, A series of work is also described in relation to installation of CESECIII on HP 9000/700 series as well as relevant code validation results. Attached is a report on software verification and validation results. 7 refs. (Author) .new

  19. CONTRANS 2 code conversion from Apollo to HP

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    Lee, Hae Cho

    1996-01-01

    CONTRANS2 computer code is used to calculate transient thermal hydraulic responses of containment building to loss of coolant and main steam line break accident. Mass and energy release to the containment following an accident are code inputs. This report firstly describes detailed work carried out for installation of CONTRANS2 on Apollo DN10000 and code validation results after installation. Secondly, A series of work is also describes in relation to installation of CONTRANS2 on HP 9000/700 series as well as relevant code validation results. Attached is a report on software verification and validation results. 7 refs. (Author) .new

  20. Epigenetic aspects of HP1 exchange kinetics in apoptotic chromatin

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    Legartová, Soňa; Jugová, Alžbeta; Stixová, Lenka; Kozubek, Stanislav; Fojtová, Miloslava; Zdráhal, Z.; Lochmanová, G.; Bártová, Eva

    2013-01-01

    Roč. 95, č. 2 (2013), s. 167-179 ISSN 0300-9084 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP302/10/1022; GA ČR(CZ) GBP302/12/G157; GA MŠk(CZ) LD11020; GA MŠk(CZ) ED1.1.00/02.0068 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50040702 Institutional support: RVO:68081707 Keywords : Apoptosis * Histones * HP1 Subject RIV: BO - Biophysics Impact factor: 3.123, year: 2013

  1. PULSION registered HP: Tunable, High Productivity Plasma Doping

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    Felch, S. B.; Torregrosa, F.; Etienne, H.; Spiegel, Y.; Roux, L.; Turnbaugh, D.

    2011-01-01

    Plasma doping has been explored for many implant applications for over two decades and is now being used in semiconductor manufacturing for two applications: DRAM polysilicon counter-doping and contact doping. The PULSION HP is a new plasma doping tool developed by Ion Beam Services for high-volume production that enables customer control of the dominant mechanism--deposition, implant, or etch. The key features of this tool are a proprietary, remote RF plasma source that enables a high density plasma with low chamber pressure, resulting in a wide process space, and special chamber and wafer electrode designs that optimize doping uniformity.

  2. SGN III code conversion from Apollo to HP

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    Lee, Hae Cho [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Taejon (Korea, Republic of)

    1996-04-01

    SGN III computer code is used to analyze transient behavior of reactor coolant system, pressurizer and steam generators in the event of main steam line break (MSLB), and to calculate mass and energy release for containment design. This report firstly describes detailed work carried out for installation of SFN III on Apollo DN 10000 and code validation results after installation. Secondly, a series of work is also describes in relation to installation of SGN III on HP 9000/700 series as well as relevant code validation results. Attached is a report on software verification and validation results. 8 refs. (Author) .new.

  3. Targeted identification of glycosylated proteins in the gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori (Hp).

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    Champasa, Kanokwan; Longwell, Scott A; Eldridge, Aimee M; Stemmler, Elizabeth A; Dube, Danielle H

    2013-09-01

    Virulence of the gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori (Hp) is directly linked to the pathogen's ability to glycosylate proteins; for example, Hp flagellin proteins are heavily glycosylated with the unusual nine-carbon sugar pseudaminic acid, and this modification is absolutely essential for Hp to synthesize functional flagella and colonize the host's stomach. Although Hp's glycans are linked to pathogenesis, Hp's glycome remains poorly understood; only the two flagellin glycoproteins have been firmly characterized in Hp. Evidence from our laboratory suggests that Hp synthesizes a large number of as-yet unidentified glycoproteins. Here we set out to discover Hp's glycoproteins by coupling glycan metabolic labeling with mass spectrometry analysis. An assessment of the subcellular distribution of azide-labeled proteins by Western blot analysis indicated that glycoproteins are present throughout Hp and may therefore serve diverse functions. To identify these species, Hp's azide-labeled glycoproteins were tagged via Staudinger ligation, enriched by tandem affinity chromatography, and analyzed by multidimensional protein identification technology. Direct comparison of enriched azide-labeled glycoproteins with a mock-enriched control by both SDS-PAGE and mass spectrometry-based analyses confirmed the selective enrichment of azide-labeled glycoproteins. We identified 125 candidate glycoproteins with diverse biological functions, including those linked with pathogenesis. Mass spectrometry analyses of enriched azide-labeled glycoproteins before and after cleavage of O-linked glycans revealed the presence of Staudinger ligation-glycan adducts in samples only after beta-elimination, confirming the synthesis of O-linked glycoproteins in Hp. Finally, the secreted colonization factors urease alpha and urease beta were biochemically validated as glycosylated proteins via Western blot analysis as well as by mass spectrometry analysis of cleaved glycan products. These data set the

  4. Qualidade da dieta de adolescentes e fatores associados

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    Loiva Lide Wendpap

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Analisar a qualidade da dieta de adolescentes pelo Índice de Qualidade da Dieta Revisado (IQD-R e os fatores associados. Foi realizado estudo transversal com 1.326 adolescentes de escolas públicas e privadas. O consumo alimentar foi obtido utilizando-se questionário de frequência alimentar. Utilizou-se razão de prevalência para avaliar a associação entre o IQD-R elevado (≥ percentil 75 e as variáveis independentes. Variáveis com valor de p <0,20 foram incluídas na regressão de Poisson. A média do IQD-R foi de 75,1 pontos (IC95%: 74,8-75,5. Tempo ≤ 2 horas diárias gasto em atividades sedentárias como assistir televisão, usar computador ou games; tempo ≥ 300 minutos por semana de atividade física e excesso de peso dos adolescentes foram associados a maiores pontuações do IQD-R. Estilo de vida saudável foi associado à dieta de melhor qualidade. Destaca-se a importância do incentivo à prática de atividade física, redução do número de horas diárias em atividades sedentárias e intervenção na prática alimentar dos adolescentes.

  5. Zeólita na dieta de bovinos de corte

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    L.R.A Câmara

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o efeito da inclusão de zeólita na dieta de bovinos de corte sobre os parâmetros ruminais, as digestibilidades total e parcial, a produção de nitrogênio, a eficiência microbiana e as características do sangue. Os tratamentos, com base na matéria seca (MS da dieta, foram: 0; 0,75; 1,5; 2,25 e 3,0% de zeólita. Utilizaram-se cinco bovinos machos mestiços, fistulados no rúmen e abomaso, alimentados com silagem de milho e concentrado, representando 65% de volumoso e 35% de concentrado. O delineamento utilizado foi em quadrado latino 5×5, com cinco períodos de 15 dias. Os animais receberam 15g de dióxido de titânio (TiO2 do terceiro ao 12º dia de cada período. Houve efeito (P<0,05 sobre o consumo diário (kg/dia de proteína bruta (PB e efeito (P<0,05 sobre o consumo de MS e de fibra em detergente neutro corrigida para cinza e proteína, expresso em g/kg de peso. A digestibilidade total dos nutrientes digestíveis totais (NDT foi influenciada pelos tratamentos (P<0,05. A digestibilidade ruminal dos carboidratos não fibrosos (CNF foi afetada quadraticamente (P<0,05, assim como a intestinal da PB e dos CNF. A ingestão e a excreção fecal de nitrogênio (g/dia foram influenciadas linearmente (P<0,05 pela inclusão de zeólita. Concluiu-se que a adição de zeólita na dieta, embora tenha aumentado os consumos de MS e de FDN, não melhorou a utilização da ureia em dietas de bovinos de corte.

  6. Nutrición y salud en la dieta vegana

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    2016-01-01

    En la actualidad se observa un interés creciente por la alimentación, por la nutrición y la salud en general. Es innegable que existe una clara relación entre la alimentación y la salud y nuestra sociedad está tomando conciencia de ello. Cada vez más estudios científicos demuestran los beneficios que una dieta rica en productos de origen vegetal tiene sobre la salud. Las empresas del sector agroalimentario se han hecho eco de este interés y están ofreciendo productos de origen exclusivamente ...

  7. HELOKA-HP thermal-hydraulic model validation and calibration

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    Jin, Xue Zhou; Ghidersa, Bradut-Eugen; Badea, Aurelian Florin

    2016-11-01

    Highlights: • The electrical heater in HELOKA-HP has been modeled with RELAP5-3D using experimental data as input. • The model has been validated using novel techniques for assimilating experimental data and the representative model parameters with BEST-EST. • The methodology is successfully used for reducing the model uncertainties and provides a quantitative measure of the consistency between the experimental data and the model. - Abstract: The Helium Loop Karlsruhe High Pressure (HELOKA-HP) is an experimental facility for the testing of various helium-cooled components at high temperature (500 °C) and high pressure (8 MPa) for nuclear fusion applications. For modeling the loop thermal dynamics, a thermal-hydraulic model has been created using the system code RELAP5-3D. Recently, new experimental data covering the behavior of the loop components under relevant operational conditions have been made available giving the possibility of validating and calibrating the existing models in order to reduce the uncertainties of the simulated responses. This paper presents an example where such process has been applied for the HELOKA electrical heater model. Using novel techniques for assimilating experimental data, implemented in the computational module BEST-EST, the representative parameters of the model have been calibrated.

  8. Recurring exon deletions in the HP (haptoglobin) gene contribute to lower blood cholesterol levels.

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    Boettger, Linda M; Salem, Rany M; Handsaker, Robert E; Peloso, Gina M; Kathiresan, Sekar; Hirschhorn, Joel N; McCarroll, Steven A

    2016-04-01

    One of the first protein polymorphisms identified in humans involves the abundant blood protein haptoglobin. Two exons of the HP gene (encoding haptoglobin) exhibit copy number variation that affects HP protein structure and multimerization. The evolutionary origins and medical relevance of this polymorphism have been uncertain. Here we show that this variation has likely arisen from many recurring deletions, more specifically, reversions of an ancient hominin-specific duplication of these exons. Although this polymorphism has been largely invisible to genome-wide genetic studies thus far, we describe a way to analyze it by imputation from SNP haplotypes and find among 22,288 individuals that these HP exonic deletions associate with reduced LDL and total cholesterol levels. We further show that these deletions, and a SNP that affects HP expression, appear to drive the strong association of cholesterol levels with SNPs near HP. Recurring exonic deletions in HP likely enhance human health by lowering cholesterol levels in the blood.

  9. HELICOBACTER PYLORI (HP) INFECTION IN OBESE PATIENTS UNDERGOING ROUXEN- Y GASTRIC BYPASS; EFFICACY OF TWO DIFFERENT TREATMENT REGIMENS IN HP ERADICATION.

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    Cuesta Hernández, Martín; Pérez Peña, Celia; Matía Martín, Pilar; Cabrerizo García, Lucio; Pérez-Ferre, Natalia; Sánchez-Pernaute, Andrés; Torres García, Antonio; Rubio Herrera, Miguel Ángel

    2015-08-01

    the ultimate cause for the increased incidence of gastric ulcer following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) remains unclear. Treatment of HP infection is recommended before surgery in countries with high prevalence such as Spain in other to diminish the risk. However, the current regimens used might not be adequate in view of the high failure rate for HP eradication. we reviewed 243 patients retrospectively undergoing RYGB and found 111 patients (45%) with HP infection. Therefore, we compared the eradication rate between 2 different regimens. 70 patients received OCA(Omeprazole:20 mg/12h, Clarithromycin 500 mg/12h and Amoxicillin 1 gram/12h for 10 days) while 41 patients received OLA (Omeprazole 20 mg/12 hours, Levofloxacin 500 mg/12hours and Amoxicillin 1 gram/12h for 10 days) for HP eradication. In 56/70 (80%) patients receiving OCA therapy HP was eradicated compared to 37/41 (91%) receiving OLA as first line therapy (p = 0.283). When used as second line therapy, in 13/14 (92%) patients receiving OLA HP was eradicated. clarithromycin resistance remains a matter of concern in this population while OLA seems to be a good alternative therapy for HP eradication, especially when OCA regimen fails. Copyright AULA MEDICA EDICIONES 2014. Published by AULA MEDICA. All rights reserved.

  10. Dietas a base de forraje tradicional y nopal (Opuntia spp.) enriquecido con proteínas para alimentar cabras

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    Arnoldo Flores-Hernández; J. Teodorico Araújo - Filho; Fernando Gomes da Silva; Sergio Ramírez-Ordoñez; Bernardo Murillo - Amador

    2017-01-01

    El objetivo fue determinar la composición química de las dietas y su efecto en la ganancia de peso vivo, consumo y rechazo de alimento. El estudio se realizó mediante un diseño completamente azar con tres repeticiones y como factor principal tres dietas cuyos componentes fueron : dieta 1) 40% heno de alfalfa + 60% heno de sorgo, dieta 2) 40% nopal seco natural + 60 % heno de sorgo y dieta 3) 40% nopal seco enriquecido co n proteínas + 60% heno ...

  11. Engineering of Helicobacter pylori dimeric oxidoreductase DsbK (HP0231

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    Katarzyna Marta Bocian-Ostrzycka

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available The formation of disulfide bonds that are catalyzed by proteins of the Dsb (disulfide bond family is crucial for the correct folding of many extracytoplasmic proteins. Thus, this formation plays an essential, pivotal role in the assembly of many virulence factors. The Helicobacter pylori disulfide bond-forming system is uncomplicated compared to the best-characterized Escherichia coli Dsb pathways. It possesses only two extracytoplasmic Dsb proteins named HP0377 and HP0231. As previously shown, HP0377 is a reductase involved in the process of cytochrome c maturation. Additionally, it also possesses disulfide isomerase activity. HP0231 was the first periplasmic dimeric oxidoreductase involved in disulfide generation to be described. Although HP0231 function is critical for oxidative protein folding, its structure resembles that of dimeric EcDsbG, which does not confer this activity. However, the HP0231 catalytic motifs (CXXC and the so-called cis-Pro loop are identical to that of monomeric EcDsbA. To understand the functioning of HP0231, we decided to study the relations between its sequence, structure and activity through an extensive analysis of various HP0231 point mutants, using in vivo and in vitro strategies. Our work shows the crucial role of the cis-Pro loop, as changing valine to threonine in this motif completely abolishes the protein function in vivo. Functioning of HP0231 is conditioned by the combination of CXXC and the cis-Pro loop, as replacing the HP0231 CXXC motif by the motif from EcDsbG or EcDsbC results in bifunctional protein, at least in E. coli. We also showed that the dimerization domain of HP0231 ensures contact with its substrates. Moreover, the activity of this oxidase is independent on the structure of the catalytic domain. Finally, we showed that HP0231 chaperone activity is independent of its redox function.

  12. Frequency of helicobacter pylori (hp) infection in children with recurrent abdominal pain (rap)

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    Mahmud, S.; Ali, S.

    2015-01-01

    To study the frequency of Helicobacter Pylori (HP) infection among children with recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) Study Design: Cross-sectional comparative study. Place and Duration of Study: Military Hospital (MH), Rawalpindi from December 2011 to February 2012. Patients and Methods: One hundred children of either gender aged 2 to 12 years presenting with RAP were tested for HP at Paediatric OPD MH, Rawalpindi who consented to participate in the study. Those children who tested positive for Helicobacter Pylori Stool Antigen Test (HPSAT) were labeled as those having Hp infection. The stool assay was performed using the HpSAT kit and the socio-demographic and clinical profiles of children were associated. Results: Out of 100 children included in the study HpSAT was positive in 38% children. Frequency of Hp infection was significantly associated with source of drinking water (p = 0.014), socioeconomic status (p = 0.001) and positive family history of yspepsia (p= 0.023). While age and gender have no significant association with HP infection. Conclusion: Hp infection is very common in children presenting with RAP in our Paediatric OPD. Children with family history of dyspepsia, from low socioeconomic class and those drinking filtered water are at greater risk for HP infection. It is recommended that children from other populations in our country should also be tested in their medical health facilities in order to have a wider analysis of this problem in our setup. (author)

  13. Dietas vegetarianas e desempenho esportivo Vegetarian diets and sports performance

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    Lucas Guimarães Ferreira

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    Full Text Available As evidências atuais apontam benefícios da dieta vegetariana para a saúde humana. Contudo, a partir da adoção de práticas vegetarianas mais restritivas, confirmam-se os riscos à saúde. As dietas vegetarianas são caracterizadas pelo elevado consumo de carboidratos, fibras, magnésio, potássio, folato e antioxidantes, podendo apresentar deficiências em aminoácidos e ácidos graxos essenciais, cálcio, zinco, ferro e cobalamina. Pesquisas experimentais em humanos indicam que vegetarianos e não-vegetarianos apresentam capacidade aeróbica semelhante. Em relação ao desempenho em atividades de força e potência muscular, as pesquisas são escassas, mas as existentes não apontam diferenças significativas. Situações de risco cardiovascular têm sido confirmadas, devido ao provável quadro de hiperhomocisteinemia, em decorrência da baixa ingestão de cobalamina. As dietas vegetarianas são isentas de creatina, o que resulta em estoques musculares mais baixos nessa população. Possivelmente ocorrem alterações hormonais e metabólicas em resposta às dietas vegetarianas, como baixos níveis de testosterona e androstenediona. A função imune parece não ser prejudicada. Dessa forma, a prática de dietas vegetarianas apresenta-se compatível com a prática esportiva cotidiana, desde que bem planejada para evitar deficiências nutricionais.Current evidences show benefits of a vegetarian diet for human health. However, when a stricter vegetarian diet is adopted, health risks are confirmed. Vegetarian diets are characterized by a high intake of carbohydrates, fibers, magnesium, potassium, folate and antioxidants and may result in a low intake of amino acids, essential fatty acids, calcium, zinc, iron and cobalamin. Experimental human researches indicate that both vegetarians and non-vegetarians present similar aerobic capacity. Regarding muscular strength and power, researches are scarce but the existent ones do not report significant

  14. Aspectos biológicos de Piezodorus guildinii (Westwood (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae criados con diferentes dietas en condiciones de laboratorio

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    Victor A. GOMEZ

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    Full Text Available Se realizaron estudios de los aspectos biológicos de Piezodorus guildinii en condiciones de laboratorio; evaluándose el desarrollo de ninfas en cuatro dietas naturales y una artificial. En la dieta N1 (Phaseolus vulgaris se obtuvo una duración de 35,09 días y en la dieta N4 (Glycine max, Arachis hipogaea y Phaseolus vulgaris fue menor, con 23,60 días; observándose también una menor mortalidad (20% con la misma dieta. Las dietas artificial y natural con maní (A. hipogaea no permitieron el desarrollo de ninfas. En la fase adulta se evaluaron tres dietas naturales; el ciclo total fue mayor en la dieta N1 con 40,20 días y en la dieta N4 con 28,80 días. El periodo de preoviposición fue menor en la dieta N6 (G. max, A. hipogaea, P. vulgaris y Ligustrum lucidum con 11,13 días; en la dieta N4 y N6 el promedio de masas de huevo fue similar con 9,2 y 9,4 respectivamente observándose una viabilidad superior en la dieta N6 con un promedio del 80%.

  15. Dietas a base de forraje tradicional y nopal (Opuntia spp. enriquecido con proteínas para alimentar cabras

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    Arnoldo Flores-Hernández

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    Full Text Available El objetivo fue determinar la composición química de las dietas y su efecto en la ganancia de peso vivo, consumo y rechazo de alimento. El estudio se realizó mediante un diseño completamente azar con tres repeticiones y como factor principal tres dietas cuyos componentes fueron : dieta 1 40% heno de alfalfa + 60% heno de sorgo, dieta 2 40% nopal seco natural + 60 % heno de sorgo y dieta 3 40% nopal seco enriquecido co n proteínas + 60% heno de sorgo . Los resultados mostraron que la dieta de nopal enriquecido con proteínas y la dieta de nopal seco natural poseen una calidad nutritiva mayor, pero las condiciones de secado y/o almacenamiento tuvieron efecto en la calidad de l os componentes de las dietas evaluadas. La ganancia de peso vivo fue mayor en cabras alimentadas con la dieta de nopal - E , pero el porcentaje de alimento rechazado (menor palatabili dad fue mayor para esta dieta. La ganancia de peso vivo fue menor en alfalfa y nopal seco natural , respectivamente . La ganancia de peso y el tiempo de alimentación mostraron correlación positiva y significativa ; sin embargo, se debe determinar el tiempo óptimo de alimentación y evaluar el costo - beneficio de las dietas utilizadas.

  16. A nonlinear HP-type complementary resistive switch

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    Full Text Available Resistive Switching (RS is the change in resistance of a dielectric under the influence of an external current or electric field. This change is non-volatile, and the basis of both the memristor and resistive random access memory. In the latter, high integration densities favor the anti-serial combination of two RS-elements to a single cell, termed the complementary resistive switch (CRS. Motivated by the irregular shape of the filament protruding into the device, we suggest a nonlinearity in the resistance-interpolation function, characterized by a single parameter p. Thereby the original HP-memristor is expanded upon. We numerically simulate and analytically solve this model. Further, the nonlinearity allows for its application to the CRS.

  17. Modification of BINX code for HP9000 system

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    Kim, Y. C.; Kim, Y. J.; Kim, Y. G.; Chung, H. T.

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    As one of the efforts to construct an integrated computation system, the K-CORE system for LMR core design and analysis, the BINX code which converts format of CCCC standard input/output files has been modified so that it works on HP 9000 workstations. The BINX code was improved to manipulate input/output files in the newer CCCC version IV format and some bugs in the former code were eliminated. These give BINX the compatibility of the input/output files among calculation modules. Hence the cross-section library processing system that can convert and produce standard input/output files satisfying the user`s function requirement has been established in the K-CORE system. (author). 10 refs.

  18. HP Memristor mathematical model for periodic signals and DC

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    Radwan, Ahmed G.

    2012-07-28

    In this paper mathematical models of the HP Memristor for DC and periodic signal inputs are provided. The need for a rigid model for the Memristor using conventional current and voltage quantities is essential for the development of many promising Memristors\\' applications. Unlike the previous works, which focuses on the sinusoidal input waveform, we derived rules for any periodic signals in general in terms of voltage and current. Square and triangle waveforms are studied explicitly, extending the formulas for any general square wave. The limiting conditions for saturation are also provided in case of either DC or periodic signals. The derived equations are compared to the SPICE model of the Memristor showing a perfect match.

  19. HP-β-cyclodextrin as an inhibitor of amyloid-β aggregation and toxicity.

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    Ren, Baiping; Jiang, Binbo; Hu, Rundong; Zhang, Mingzhen; Chen, Hong; Ma, Jie; Sun, Yan; Jia, Lingyun; Zheng, Jie

    2016-07-27

    Amyloid deposits of misfolded amyloid-β protein (Aβ) on neuronal cells are a pathological hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Prevention of the abnormal Aβ aggregation has been considered as a promising therapeutic strategy for AD treatment. To prevent reinventing the wheel, we proposed to search the existing drug database for other diseases to identify potential Aβ inhibitors. Herein, we reported the inhibitory activity of HP-β-cyclodextrin (HP-β-CD), a well-known sugar used in drug delivery, genetic vector, environmental protection and treatment of Niemann-Pick disease type C1 (NPC1), against Aβ1-42 aggregation and Aβ-induced toxicity, with the aim of adding a new function as a sugar-based Aβ inhibitor. Experimental data showed that HP-β-CD molecules were not only nontoxic to cells, but also greatly inhibited Aβ fibrillization and reduced Aβ-induced toxicity in a concentration-dependent manner. At an optimal molar ratio of Aβ : HP-β-CD = 1 : 2, HP-β-CD enabled the reduction of 60% of Aβ fibrils and increased the cell viability to 92%. Such concentration-dependent inhibitor capacity of HP-β-CD was likely attributed to several combined effects, including the enhancement of Aβ-HP-β-CD interactions, prevention of structural transition of Aβ peptides towards β-sheet structures, and reduction of self-aggregation of HP-β-CD. In parallel, molecular simulations further revealed the atomic details of HP-β-CD interacting with the Aβ oligomer, showing that HP-β-CD had a high tendency to interact with hydrophobic residues of Aβ in two β-strands and the N-terminal tail. More importantly, we identified that the inner hydrophobic cavity of HP-β-CD was a key active site for Aβ inhibition. Once the inner cavity of HP-β-CD was blocked by a small hydrophobic molecule of ferulic acid, HP-β-CD completely lost its inhibition capacity against Aβ. Given the already established pharmaceutical functions of HP-β-CD in drug delivery, our findings

  20. Seasonal variation of the effect of high-carbohydrate and high-protein diets on the intermediate metabolism of Parastacus brasiliensis (Crustacea, Decapoda, Parastacidae maintained in the laboratory Variações sazonais do efeito de uma dieta rica em carboidrato e rica em proteínas no metabolismo intermediário de Parastacus brasiliensis (Crustacea, Decapoda, Parastacidae mantidos em laboratório

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    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The goal of this study was to evaluate the effect of a high-carbohydrate diet (HC and a high-protein diet (HP on the metabolism of the crayfish Parastacus brasiliensis (Von Martens, 1869, collected in different seasons and maintained in the laboratory for 15 days. Crayfish were collected monthly from January 2002 to January 2004 at São Francisco de Paula, Southern Brazil, in Guarapirá stream. In the laboratory, the animals were kept submerged in aquariums under controlled conditions. They were fed ad libitum, for 15 days with either a HC or HP diet. At the end of this period, haemolymph samples were collected, as were hepatopancreas, gills, and abdominal muscle that were removed for determination of glycogen, free glucose, lipids, and triglycerides. The haemolymph samples were used for determination of glucose, proteins, lipids, and triglycerides. Statistical analysis (ANOVA revealed significant seasonal differences in biochemical composition in crayfish maintained on HC or HP diets. Independent of the diets offered to the animals and the controlled conditions for 15 days, the indications of seasonality were unchanged. The observed changes seemed to be related to the reproductive period. Moreover, the HC diet increased all energy reserves in adult parastacids, which may aid in reproduction.O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar o efeito da dieta rica em carboidratos (HC e da dieta rica em proteínas (HP sobre o metabolismo do Parastacus brasiliensis (Von Martens, 1869 coletados em diferentes estações e mantidos durante 15 dias em laboratório. Os lagostins foram coletados mensalmente de Janeiro de 2002 a Janeiro de 2004 em São Francisco de Paula, Sul do Brasil, no riacho Guarapirá. No laboratório, os animais foram mantidos submersos em aquários sob condições controladas. Eles foram alimentados ad libitum por 15 dias com a dieta HC ou HP. Após o final do período, as amostras de hemolinfa foram coletadas, assim como o hepatopâncreas, as

  1. Could be a link between non atopic asthma and HP infection?

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    Pedullà, M; Perrone, L; Fierro, V; Capristo, C; Salpietro, C; Leonardi, S; La Rosa, M; Arrigo, T; Licari, A; Longaretti, P; Miraglia Del Giudice, M

    2012-01-01

    A potential role of Helicobater Pylori (HP) infection in several extra-intestinal pathologies has been recently suggested. The aim of our study was to assess the role of serology positive for HP in atopic and non atopic infants and children affected by atopic dermatitis, urticaria, rhinitis and asthma. We included 615 children affected by atopic diseases. According to prick test positivity and age, we divided the patients into two groups: atopic or non-atopic patients and infants (0-2 years) or children (2-12 years). The serum levels of antibodies for H. pylori immunoglobulin G were measured by using an ELISA test. We found a not significant difference between group 1 and group 2 about atopy. There was a significant higher frequency of HP positive serology in older children. As for infants, a higher significant prevalence of HP positive serology was found in non-atopic patients. HP positive serology was significantly higher only in non-atopic infants affected by atopic dermatitis and urticaria than in atopic. In group 2, non atopic children shown a significant increase in the prevalence of HP serum positivity than atopic children. As for asthma, there was an higher prevalence of HP serology positive in non atopic asthmatic children group than in atopic asthmatics. On the contrary, the prevalence of positive HP serology was not significantly different between atopic and non atopic children affected by dermatitis, urticaria, and rhinitis. The present data confirm an inverse association between HP positive serology and atopy in both groups. However, the higher prevalence of positive HP serology was observed in non atopic asthmatics children than in atopic asthmatics. We could speculate that HP infection can favour non-atopic asthma onset.

  2. Promoviendo la dieta mediterránea en Educación Primaria

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    Benavente Florido, Estefanía

    2015-01-01

    Este trabajo fin de grado trata de ofrecer una propuesta didáctica que permita acercar al alumnado de Educación Primaria al conocimiento de la dieta mediterránea y los beneficios de ésta. Es crucial que el alumnado reflexione sobre su propia alimentación y los beneficios que supone adoptar la dieta mediterránea. Su propia concienciación y aprendizaje en torno a la dieta mediterránea, le permitirá explicar a alumnado de otros cursos de Ed...

  3. Interaction of HP1 and Brg1/Brm with the globular domain of histone H3 is required for HP1-mediated repression.

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    Marc Lavigne

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The heterochromatin-enriched HP1 proteins play a critical role in regulation of transcription. These proteins contain two related domains known as the chromo- and the chromoshadow-domain. The chromo-domain binds histone H3 tails methylated on lysine 9. However, in vivo and in vitro experiments have shown that the affinity of HP1 proteins to native methylated chromatin is relatively poor and that the opening of chromatin occurring during DNA replication facilitates their binding to nucleosomes. These observations prompted us to investigate whether HP1 proteins have additional histone binding activities, envisioning also affinity for regions potentially occluded by the nucleosome structure. We find that the chromoshadow-domain interacts with histone H3 in a region located partially inside the nucleosomal barrel at the entry/exit point of the nucleosome. Interestingly, this region is also contacted by the catalytic subunits of the human SWI/SNF complex. In vitro, efficient SWI/SNF remodeling requires this contact and is inhibited in the presence of HP1 proteins. The antagonism between SWI/SNF and HP1 proteins is also observed in vivo on a series of interferon-regulated genes. Finally, we show that SWI/SNF activity favors loading of HP1 proteins to chromatin both in vivo and in vitro. Altogether, our data suggest that HP1 chromoshadow-domains can benefit from the opening of nucleosomal structures to bind chromatin and that HP1 proteins use this property to detect and arrest unwanted chromatin remodeling.

  4. Distribution of highly pathogenic porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (HP-PRRSV) in different stages of gestation sows: HP-PRRSV distribution in gestation sows.

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    Wang, Xiaofei; Qiu, Hongkai; Zhang, Minxia; Cai, Xinna; Qu, Yajin; Hu, Dongfang; Zhao, Xiaomin; Zhou, Enmin; Liu, Sidang; Xiao, Yihong

    2015-08-15

    Highly pathogenic PRRSV (HP-PRRSV) emerged in China in 2006 and caused severe reproductive losses, particularly in late-term sows. To determine whether these reproductive failures were related to the susceptibility of late-term sows to HP-PRRV, 60- and 90-days of gestation sows were infected with HP-PRRSV isolate TA-12 (GenBank accession HQ417620). A monoclonal antibody specific to the C-terminal of the nucleocapsid protein was used to evaluate viral distribution by IHC. This showed that HP-PRRSV had a similar distribution in both sets of sows. However, HP-PRRSV infection led to dramatically decreased serum levels of luteinizing hormone (LH) and 17-β-estradiol (E2) in late-term sows, while only E2 was decreased in the 60-day sows. These results indicate that HP-PRRSV-induced reproductive failure is more likely due to reproductive hormone level imbalances rather than tissue tropism differences. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  5. 78 FR 48468 - Hewlett Packard Company, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Business Unit, EG HP Storage, Enterprise...

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA-W-82,620] Hewlett Packard Company, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Business Unit, EG HP Storage, Enterprise Storage, Servers and Networking... Enterprise Business Unit, EG HP Storage, Enterprise Storage, Servers and Networking Storage Division, APP...

  6. Pulmonary haptoglobin (pHp) is part of the surfactant system in the human lung.

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    Abdullah, Mahdi; Goldmann, Torsten

    2012-11-20

    Since the existence of pHp was demonstrated, it has been shown that this molecule and its receptor CD163 are regulated by different stimuli. Furthermore, a comparably fast secretion of pHp was described as well as the immuno-stimulatory effects. The intention of this study was to elucidate the role of pHp in the human lungs further. Here we show, by means of confocal microscopy and immune-electron-microscopy, a clear co-localization of pHp with surfactant protein-B in lamellar bodies of alveolar epithelial cells type II. These results are underlined by immunohistochemical stainings in differently fixed human lung tissues, which show pHp in vesicular and released form. The images of the released form resemble the intended position of surfactant in the human alveolus. pHp is secreted by Alveolar epithelial cells type II as previously shown. Moreover, pHp is co-localized with Surfactant protein-B. We conclude that the presented data shows that pHp is a native part of the surfactant system in the human lung. http://www.diagnosticpathology.diagnomx.eu/vs/2563584738239912.

  7. POF and HP1 bind expressed exons, suggesting a balancing mechanism for gene regulation.

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    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Two specific chromosome-targeting and gene regulatory systems are present in Drosophila melanogaster. The male X chromosome is targeted by the male-specific lethal complex believed to mediate the 2-fold up-regulation of the X-linked genes, and the highly heterochromatic fourth chromosome is specifically targeted by the Painting of Fourth (POF protein, which, together with heterochromatin protein 1 (HP1, modulates the expression level of genes on the fourth chromosome. Here we use chromatin immunoprecipitation and tiling microarray analysis to map POF and HP1 on the fourth chromosome in S2 cells and salivary glands at high resolution. The enrichment profiles were complemented by transcript profiles to examine the link between binding and transcripts. The results show that POF specifically binds to genes, with a strong preference for exons, and the HP1 binding profile is a mirror image of POF, although HP1 displays an additional "peak" in the promoter regions of bound genes. HP1 binding within genes is much higher than the basal HP1 enrichment on Chromosome 4. Our results suggest a balancing mechanism for the regulation of the fourth chromosome where POF and HP1 competitively bind at increasing levels with increased transcriptional activity. In addition, our results contradict transposable elements as a major nucleation site for HP1 on the fourth chromosome.

  8. Analysis of HP1α regulation in human breast cancer cells

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    Thomsen, Rune; Christensen, Dennis B; Rosborg, Sanne

    2011-01-01

    immunoprecipitation analysis of the HP1α gene showed a decrease in the histone mark for transcriptional activity H3-K36 tri-methylation and RNA polymerase II in invasive breast cancer cells which correlated with a decreased abundance of basal transcription factors at the HP1α promoter. E2F transcription factors...

  9. Relationship between Helicobacter pylori infection (HP) and bone mineral density (BMD) in elderly people.

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    Fotouk-Kiai, Mahdiye; Hoseini, Seyed Reza; Meftah, Neda; Ghadimi, Reza; Bijani, Ali; Noreddini, Hajighorban; Nematollahi, Hamidreza; Shokri-Shirvani, Javad

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    Low bone mass is a frequent complication of chronic inflammatory disease. The pathogenesis of osteoporosis in chronic inflammatory disease may be secondary to releases of cytokines such as TNF- and IL6. Chronic gastritis due to helicobacter pylori (HP) infection may lead to decreased bone mineral density (BMD) and predispose patients to osteoporosis. The objective of this study was to determine the BMD status in HP positive patients with gastritis versus HP negative cases. In this cross-sectional study, we enrolled 967 participants aged 60 years old and more from Amirkola Health Study Ageing Project. Seven-hundred and fifty eight HP positive and 209 HP negative patients were analyzed. BMD was measured by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) method in the spine and femoral neck in all participants. The mean age in HP+ and HP- negative patients was 68.3±6.8 and 69.3±7.4 years, respectively. BMD g/cm2 in the spine and femoral neck did not differ between the two groups (P=0.19 and 0.22 respectively). The prevalence of osteoporosis did not also differ across the two groups as well. There was no relationship between the level of antibodies against HP and BMD. According to the findings of this study, H. pylori infection is not associated with BMD changes in the elderly population.

  10. Preliminary assessment of Geant4 HP models and cross section libraries by reactor criticality benchmark calculations

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    Cai, Xiao-Xiao; Llamas-Jansa, Isabel; Mullet, Steven

    2013-01-01

    , U and O in uranium dioxide, Al metal, Be metal, and Fe metal. The native HP cross section library G4NDL does not include data for elements with atomic number larger than 92. Therefore, transuranic elements, which have impacts for a realistic reactor, can not be simulated by the combination of the HP...

  11. The CompHP Core Competencies Framework for Health Promotion in Europe

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    Barry, Margaret M.; Battel-Kirk, Barbara; Dempsey, Colette

    2012-01-01

    Background: The CompHP Project on Developing Competencies and Professional Standards for Health Promotion in Europe was developed in response to the need for new and changing health promotion competencies to address health challenges. This article presents the process of developing the CompHP Core Competencies Framework for Health Promotion across…

  12. Evidencias científicas sobre la eficacia y seguridad de la dieta proteinada. Dieta proteinada y ejercicio físico

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    J. Saura

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available La obesidad se ha convertido en una pandemia a nivel mundial, 2,8 millones de personas mueren cada año como resultado de padecer sobrepeso u obesidad, según ha declarado la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS. Dentro del marco de las estrategias para combatir la obesidad, encontramos diferentes propuestas dietéticas y de actividad física. En el marco de las dietas muy bajas en calorías (VLCD, encontramos la dieta proteinada, una variedad de dieta cetogénica (KD con un aporte mínimo de grasas, de acuerdo a las indicaciones del grupo de consenso y cooperación de los estados miembros en materia de examen científico sobre cuestiones relacionadas con los alimentos (SCOOP para la aplicación de una dieta muy baja en calorías. El objetivo de esta revisión científica es recopilar las evidencias científicas que valoren la efectividad, seguridad y mantenimiento a largo plazo de los efectos de las VLCD, y en concreto de la dieta proteinada, aplicada en el marco de un método multidisciplinar como el método Pronokal®, sobre el sobrepeso y la obesidad y su relación con el ejercicio físico.

  13. Dieta cetogênica no tratamento de epilepsias farmacorresistentes

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    Nonino-Borges,Carla Barbosa; Bustamante,Vera Cristina Terra; Rabito,Estela Iraci; Inuzuka,Luciana Midoro; Sakamoto,Américo Ceike; Marchini,Júlio Sérgio

    2004-01-01

    A epilepsia é uma condição clínica crônica correspondente a um grupo de doenças que tem em comum crises epilépticas; ela atinge de 0,5% a 1,0% da população dos países desenvolvidos, podendo esta prevalência ser maior nos países em desenvolvimento. Aproximadamente um terço dos pacientes evolui com crises epilépticas intratáveis com medicamentos; em alguns casos, é possível o tratamento cirúrgico. Nos pacientes em que cirurgia não é possível, a dieta cetogênica passa a ser uma opção terapêutica...

  14. Radicais livres e os principais antioxidantes da dieta

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    Bianchi,Maria de Lourdes Pires; Antunes,Lusânia Maria Greggi

    1999-01-01

    Durante a redução do oxigênio molecular, espécies reativas de oxigênio são formadas e existe a necessidade permanente de inativar estes radicais livres. Os danos induzidos pelos radicais livres podem afetar muitas moléculas biológicas, incluindo os lipídeos, as proteínas, os carboidratos e as vitaminas presentes nos alimentos. As espécies reativas de oxigênio também estão implicadas nas várias doenças humanas. Evidências têm sido acumuladas indicando que uma dieta rica em antioxidantes reduz ...

  15. con dietas suplementadas con Cromo-L-metionina

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    Ram\\u00F3n Garc\\u00EDa-Castillo

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Un total de 48 cerdos (Sus scrofa domesticus; 24 machos castrados y 24 hembras cruzados (Yorkshire, Hampshire, Duroc y Landrace de 3,5 a 4,0 meses de edad y 60,0 ± 5,0 kg PV en finalización. Se alimentaron con dietas isoproteícas (14,5 % PC e isoenergéticas (3.400 kcal EM/kg de MS, adicionadas con Cr-L-metionina (MiCroPlex® (0, 200, 400 y 600 ppb. El experimento tuvo una duración de 45 días y se realizó de agosto a noviembre del 2002 en las instalaciones de la Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro, localizada en Saltillo, Coahuila, México. Al tener los animales aproximadamente 95 kg PV, se tomó muestra de 15 ml de sangre por cada animal para determinar la concentración de glucosa, ácido úrico, creatinina, urea, proteinas totales y colesterol. Se aplicó un diseño completamente al azar con arreglo factorial 2 x 4; dos para el factor sexo y cuatro para nivel de cromo. Los metabolitos en suero no fueron afectados (P>0,05 por el factor sexo. La glucosa en suero disminuyó (P<0,05 y el colesterol incrementó (P<0,05 con cromo en la dieta. Se concluye que el Cr incrementa el metabolismo de glucosa y disminuye el de colesterol, con lo cual puede haber energía disponible para síntesis de proteína la cual es necesaria para el crecimiento de los animales

  16. Recurring exon deletions in the haptoglobin (HP) gene associate with lower blood cholesterol levels

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    Boettger, Linda M.; Salem, Rany M.; Handsaker, Robert E.; Peloso, Gina; Kathiresan, Sekar; Hirschhorn, Joel; McCarroll, Steven A.

    2016-01-01

    Two exons of the human haptoglobin (HP) gene exhibit copy number variation that affects HP multimerization and underlies one of the first protein polymorphisms identified in humans. The evolutionary origins and medical significance of this polymorphism have been uncertain. Here we show that this variation has likely arisen from the recurring reversion of an ancient hominin-specific duplication of these exons. Though this polymorphism has been largely invisible to genome-wide genetic studies to date, we describe a way to analyze it by imputation from SNP haplotypes and find among 22,288 individuals that these HP exonic deletions associate with reduced LDL and total cholesterol levels. We show that these deletions, and a SNP that affects HP expression, are the likely drivers of the strong but complex association of cholesterol levels to SNPs near HP. Recurring exonic deletions in the haptoglobin gene likely enhance human health by lowering cholesterol levels in the blood. PMID:26901066

  17. Dieta cetogénica como tratamiento de la epilepsia refractaria

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    Barrena Barbadillo, Rocío

    2016-01-01

    Trabajo final de máster en el que se analiza la efectividad de la dieta cetogénica como tratamiento para la epilepsia refractaria a fármacos. Análisis de las diferentes dietas cetogénicas existentes, mecanismo de acción, efectividad, indicaciones, contraindicaciones efectos adversos e implementación de la dieta. Treball final de màster en el qual s'analitza l'efectivitat de la dieta cetogènica com a tractament per l'epilèpsia refractària a fàrmacs. Anàlisi de les diferents dietes cetogèniq...

  18. Does adiponectin level explain the atherogenic properties of Hp 2-2 phenotype in type 2 diabetic patients?

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    Frand, J; Borislavsky, A; Boaz, M; Matas, Z; Shargorodsky, M

    2013-01-01

    Haptoglobin (Hb) and adiponectin are antioxidant proteins and independent predictors of atherosclerotic vascular disease in diabetic patients. The link between Hp phenotype and circulating adiponectin levels were examined. Diabetic patients were divided into two groups by Hp phenotype: Hp 2-2 group and non-Hp 2-2 group (Hp 2-1 and Hp 1-1). Blood glucose, HbA1C, insulin, lipids, CRP, HOMA-IR, 25OH vitamin D, leptin and adiponectin levels were measured. Pulse wave velocity (PWV) was performed using SphygmoCor (version 7.1, AtCor Medical, Sydney, Australia). PWV was significantly higher in patients homozygous for the 2 allele (Hp 2-2) compared to non-Hp 2-2 patients (Hp 1-1 and Hp 1-2), p Hp 2-2 patients than in non-Hp 2-2 group (p Hp 2-2). These differences were detected despite the lack of by-phenotype differences in glycemic control, blood pressure level or presence of cardiovascular risk factor and suggest an active role of adiponectin in the pathophysiology of vascular disease in this population. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  19. Up-regulation of pro-inflammatory factors by HP-PRRSV infection in microglia: implications for HP-PRRSV neuropathogenesis.

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    Chen, Xin-Xin; Quan, Rong; Guo, Xue-Kun; Gao, Li; Shi, Jishu; Feng, Wen-Hai

    2014-05-14

    Atypical porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) caused by a highly pathogenic PRRS virus (HP-PRRSV) is characterized by high fever, high morbidity, high mortality, and associated with severe neurological symptoms. Microglia are the resident innate immune cells in central nervous system (CNS), and their activation has been implicated as an important contributor to the pathogenesis of CNS diseases. In the present study, we successfully cultured porcine microglia and demonstrated that microglia could support PRRSV infection and replication in vitro. We further showed that HP-PRRSV infection significantly up-regulated the key inflammatory factors including IL-1β, TNF-α, IL-6, IL-12, IL-8, CXCL10, MCP-1, CCL3, CCL4, and CCL5 in cultured microglia as well as in the CNS of HP-PRRSV-infected pigs. The transcription factors NF-κB and AP-1, which are widely reported to regulate cytokine and chemokine productions, were activated by HP-PRRSV infection in microglia. Meanwhile, we found that HP-PRRSV induced cellular ROS formation in microglia and ROS scavenger was proved to significantly abolish the activation of pro-inflammatory cytokines (IL-1β, TNF-α, IL-6, and IL-8), suggesting that ROS are crucial for pro-inflammatory gene production. Importantly, incubation with supernatants from HP-PRRSV-infected microglia cell culture remarkably induced SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cell death. Collectively, these results showed that PRRSV infection induced cytokine and ROS up-regulation in microglia, which might contribute to neurotoxicity. These data have implications for us to understand the neuropathogenesis of HP-PRRSV in pigs. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  20. FLOOD 3 code conversion from Apollo to HP

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    Lee, Hae Cho

    1996-01-01

    FLOOD3 is a Fortran program used to analyze LOCA Reflood and Post Reflood transients for purpose of mechanistically generating containment sizing mass/energy source terms. The reflood time frame starts when safety injection water first enters the bottom of the core, following the initial LOCA blowdown phase, and the ends when liquid level in the core is high enough to quench the core. The post reflood phase starts at the end of reflood phase and lasts until the end of LOCA transient period. Longterm core cooling is initiated following post reflood phase. FLOOD3 code dose not contain separate capability for longterm cooling analysis. This report firstly describes detailed work carried out for installation of FLOOD3 on Apollo DN10000 and code validation results after installation. Secondly, A series of work is also describes in relation to installation of FLOOD3 on HP 9000/700 series as well as relevant code validation results. Attached is a report on software verification and validation results. 7 refs. (Author) .new

  1. Haplotype association between haptoglobin (Hp2 and Hp promoter SNP (A-61C may explain previous controversy of haptoglobin and malaria protection.

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    Sharon E Cox

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Malaria is one of the strongest recent selective pressures on the human genome, as evidenced by the high levels of varying haemoglobinopathies in human populations-despite the increased risk of mortality in the homozygous states. Previously, functional polymorphisms of Hp, coded by the co-dominant alleles Hp1 and Hp2, have been variously associated with several infectious diseases, including malaria susceptibility.Risk of a clinical malarial episode over the course of a malarial transmission season was assessed using active surveillance in a cohort of Gambian children aged 10-72 months. We report for the first time that the major haplotype for the A-61C mutant allele in the promoter of haptoglobin (Hp-an acute phase protein that clears haemoglobin released from haemolysis of red cells-is associated with protection from malarial infection in older children, (children aged >or=36 months, >500 parasites/ul and temperature >37.5 degrees C; OR = 0.42; [95% CI 0.24-0.73] p = 0.002 (lr test for interaction, or=36 months, p = 0.014. Protection was also observed using two other definitions, including temperature >37.5 degrees C, dipstick positive, plus clinical judgement of malaria blinded to dipstick result (all ages, OR = 0.48, [95% CI 0.30-0.78] p = 0.003; >or=36 months, OR = 0.31, [95% CI 0.15-0.62] p = 0.001. A similar level of protection was observed for the known protective genetic variant, sickle cell trait (HbAS.We propose that previous conflicting results between Hp phenotypes/genotypes and malaria susceptibility may be explained by differing prevalence of the A-61C SNP in the populations studied, which we found to be highly associated with the Hp2 allele. We report the -61C allele to be associated with decreased Hp protein levels (independent of Hp phenotype, confirming in vitro studies. Decreased Hp expression may lead to increased oxidant stress and increased red cell turnover, and facilitate the development of acquired immunity, similar to

  2. Test-and-treat strategy for Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection in older patients.

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    Rotolo, G; Dominguez, L J; Sarakatsianou, V; Mangiaracina, D; Figlioli, F; Barbagallo, M

    2010-01-01

    Despite Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection is highly prevalent in older populations, low rates of HP diagnosis and eradication are reported in older persons, even in geriatric wards. We aim to evaluate the results of a HP-eradicating program in a sample of older patients in relation to dyspeptic symptoms and to endoscopic findings. A pool of 140 subjects (female/ale=86/54, mean age 68.6±5.4 years) with positive C(13)-urea breath test were recruited, clinically evaluated to investigate the presence and characteristics of dyspepsia and abdominal pain, and underwent gastric endoscopic examination. HP-eradication was obtained in 87.9% of subjects with first-line triple therapy, regardless of endoscopic findings. Sixty-eight (48.6%) patients were symptomatic and 72 (51.4%) were asymptomatic. HP-related organic disease in endoscopic examination was frequent (present in 53.6% of the patients) but the distribution of different pathologies were similar in patients with and without symptoms (p=0.86). even if diagnosis and treatment of HP infection in older patients is underestimated, this population should be a priority for HP-eradication since the infection is more frequent, peptic disease and gastric cancer are frequent, and eradication is effective. Copyright © 2009 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. Cyclic utilization of HP-β-CD in the bioconversion of cortisone acetate by Arthrobacter simplex.

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    Shen, Yanbing; Wang, Fang; Wang, Yanping; Zhao, Qing; Wang, Min

    2016-04-01

    To establish a method for the recovery and reutilization of hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HP-β-CD) to lower the cost of its industrial application in cortisone acetate bioconversion. HP-β-CD is not degraded by Arthrobacter simplex CPCC140451 (ASP) resting cells and 96.4 % HP-β-CD could be recovered by isobutyl acetate extraction. Moreover, the inclusion ability of recovered HP-β-CD barely decreased. The saccharide metabolic and catalytic activities of ASP were greater in the aqueous phase after extracting with isobutyl acetate than other organic solvents. Cyclic utilization tests showed that cortisone acetate conversion ratio was 91.0 % after eight cycles and reached 95.7 % with 0.2-0.6 mM HP-β-CD. Furthermore, >90 % conversion ratio was reached per cycle through a co-cyclic-utilization method with HP-β-CD and immobilized ASP. Cortisone acetate conversion ratio in the HP-β-CD cyclic-utilization method is promising for industrial applications. The method can also be expanded to other CDs and other hydrophobic compounds bioconversion.

  4. Utilización del cobre en dietas hipograsas

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    Aguirre, M.

    1996-12-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to investigate both the dietary copper utilization and the body copper content in rats fed either low fat diets (2% or normal fat diets (8% containing olive oil, sunflower oil and palm oil (olein fraction, by two different balance techniques. Seven groups of Wistar rats were used. One group was killed on the first experimental day being utilized as control of initial body copper content. Six groups of rats were fed, over 15 days, semipurified diets varying only in the fat level, three of them containing 8% of fat, and the other three 2%. The overall copper balance was studied by calculating differences between the initial and final body copper content. During the last week, another copper balance was carried out by monitoring intake and faecal copper excretion. Body mass, and liver, spleen, skin, erythrocytes and serum copper contents were also examined. The copper utilization was lower in 2% fat rats, this was caused by food intake decrease but also by the lower copper bioavailability in 2% fat diets. The corporal, liver and spleen copper contents were reduced, and liver, skin and serum copper concentrations also decreased in the rats fed on 2% fat diets. Palm olein (8% versus olive and sunflower oil produced a lower efficiency of copper absorption.

    Se propuso estudiar la influencia del consumo de dietas pobres en grasa a base de aceite de oliva, girasol o aceite de palma (fracción oleína sobre la utilización del cobre dietético por dos técnicas diferentes de balance, así como sobre sus contenidos corporales. Se utilizaron siete grupos de ratas Wistar, uno de ellos sacrificado el día primero del experimento, sirvió como control del contenido cúprico corporal inicial; seis grupos de ratas fueron alimentadas durante 15 días con dietas semisintéticas, tres de ellos con las grasas al 8% y los otros tres al 2%. En ellos se estudió el balance global del cobre mediante diferencia entre los

  5. TEMPERATURAS DAS DIETAS DE PACIENTES SERVIDAS EM UM HOSPITAL

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    Camila Kelly de Sena Souza

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Para que o alimento possa cumprir seu papel de mantenedor do estado nutricional dos pacientes, é preciso considerar a composição nutricional, a qualidade microbiológica e os aspectos organolépticos da refeição. Nesse contexto, este estudo teve por objetivo avaliar a temperatura das preparações destinadas aos pacientes de um hospital particular em São Paulo. As refeições são acondicionadas em dois tipos de recipientes: pratos retornáveis e pratos térmicos descartáveis capazes de suportar reaquecimento em forno micro-ondas. Neste trabalho, foram analisadas as dietas oferecidas no almoço e jantar dos pacientes em sete refeições. A temperatura foi aferida na montagem, e antes da entrega ao paciente com um termômetro a laser. Todos os alimentos apresentaram temperaturas corretas ao final da cocção, porém apenas 5,4% das preparações se encontravam em temperatura de segurança no momento da montagem das bandejas dos pacientes. Nas copas, 8,9% das preparações se encontravam abaixo da temperatura correta, após o reaquecimento. Apesar do reaquecimento final possivelmente melhorar a aceitação da dieta, a qualidade microbiológica pode estar comprometida, uma vez que os alimentos foram mantidos em temperatura inadequada entre uma e duas horas. Torna-se necessário investimento em novos equipamentos no local de produção, para evitar perda da temperatura antes da montagem das bandejas com consequente aumento do tempo de exposição dessas preparações em temperaturas inadequadas, além de manutenção preventiva e corretiva dos equipamentos utilizados no local de distribuição, treinamento dos funcionários e monitoramento constante da temperatura durante todo processo produtivo.

  6. Figure 1. Prediction of ScHP1 transmembrane domains I to XIV. (http ...

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    Figure 2. Comparison of the ScHP1 amino acid sequence with H. +. -PPase from other species. The conserved domains GGG,. DVGADLVGKVE, DNVGDNVGD, EYYT and GNTTAA were found in the sequence alignment (shown in red boxes).

  7. Figure 1. Prediction of ScHP1 transmembrane domains I to XIV. (http ...

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    embnet.org/software/TMPRED_form.html). Page 2. Figure 2. Comparison of the ScHP1 amino acid sequence with H. +. -PPase from other species. The conserved domains GGG,. DVGADLVGKVE, DNVGDNVGD, EYYT and GNTTAA were found ...

  8. hp-HGS strategy for inverse 3D DC resistivity logging measurement simulations

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    Gajda-Zaǵorska, Ewa

    2012-06-02

    In this paper we present a twin adaptive strategy hp-HGS for solving inverse problems related to 3D DC borehole resistivity measurement simulations. The term “simulation of measurements” is widely used by the geophysical community. A quantity of interest, voltage, is measured at a receiver electrode located in the logging instrument. We use the self-adaptive goal-oriented hp-Finite Element Method (hp-FEM) computer simulations of the process of measurements in deviated wells (when the angle between the borehole and formation layers are < 90 deg). We also employ the hierarchical genetic search (HGS) algorithm to solve the inverse problem. Each individual in the population represents a single configuration of the formation layers. The evaluation of the individual is performed by solving the direct problem by means of the hp-FEM algorithm and by comparison with measured logging curve. We conclude the paper with some discussion on the parallelization of the algorithm.

  9. [Comparison of port needle with safety device between Huber Plus (HP) and Poly PERF Safe (PPS)].

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    Shimono, Chigusa; Tanaka, Atsuko; Fujita, Ai; Ishimoto, Miki; Oura, Shoji; Yamaue, Hiroki; Sato, Morio

    2010-05-01

    An embedded port is frequently used for outpatients with advanced cancer in central venous chemotherapy or hepatic arterial chemoinfusion. The port needle with a safety device in an ambulatory treatment center is indispensable for medical employees and patient plus family to reduce the risk of a needle puncture accident and to prevent iatrogenic infection. The port needle with safety system has been already introduced in our chemotherapy center. There are two types of port needle with safety device; Huber Plus (HP, Medicon Co., Ltd.) and POLY PERF Safe (PPS, Pyolax Device, Co., Ltd.). The comparison of the feasibility between HP and PPS was conducted by both medical employees and patients plus family using an inquiry score method. HP was highly regarded for its stability plus fixation and PPS for its usefulness in puncture and extraction of the needle. PPS was found to be preferable to HP based on the overall evaluation.

  10. Investigating tumor perfusion and metabolism using multiple hyperpolarized 13C compounds: HP001, pyruvate and urea

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    von Morze, Cornelius; Larson, Peder E.Z.; Hu, Simon

    2012-01-01

    by spectroscopic imaging of hyperpolarized [1-13C]pyruvate would be of great value in exploring the relationship between perfusion and metabolism in cancer. In preclinical normal murine and cancer model studies, we performed both dynamic multislice imaging of the specialized hyperpolarized perfusion compound HP001......The metabolically inactive hyperpolarized agents HP001 (bis-1,1-(hydroxymethyl)-[1-13C]cyclopropane-d8) and urea enable a new type of perfusion magnetic resonance imaging based on a direct signal source that is background-free. The addition of perfusion information to metabolic information obtained...... of separate dynamic HP001 imaging and copolarized pyruvate/urea imaging were compared. A strong and significant correlation (R=0.73, P=.02) detected between the urea and HP001 data confirmed the value of copolarizing urea with pyruvate for simultaneous assessment of perfusion and metabolism....

  11. A novel insight into the oxidoreductase activity of Helicobacter pylori HP0231 protein.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The formation of a disulfide bond between two cysteine residues stabilizes protein structure. Although we now have a good understanding of the Escherichia coli disulfide formation system, the machineries at work in other bacteria, including pathogens, are poorly characterized. Thus, the objective of this work was to improve our understanding of the disulfide formation machinery of Helicobacter pylori, a leading cause of ulcers and a risk factor for stomach cancer worldwide. METHODS AND RESULTS: The protein HP0231 from H. pylori, a structural counterpart of E. coli DsbG, is the focus of this research. Its function was clarified by using a combination of biochemical, microbiological and genetic approaches. In particular, we determined the biochemical properties of HP0231 as well as its redox state in H. pylori cells. CONCLUSION: Altogether our results show that HP0231 is an oxidoreductase that catalyzes disulfide bond formation in the periplasm. We propose to call it HpDsbA.

  12. Helicobacter pylori HP0231 Influences Bacterial Virulence and Is Essential for Gastric Colonization

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    Zhong, Yu; Anderl, Florian; Kruse, Tobias; Schindele, Franziska; Jagusztyn-Krynicka, Elzbieta Katarzyna; Fischer, Wolfgang; Gerhard, Markus; Mejias-Luque, Raquel

    2016-01-01

    The Dsb protein family is responsible for introducing disulfide bonds into nascent proteins in prokaryotes, stabilizing the structure of many proteins. Helicobacter pylori HP0231 is a Dsb-like protein, shown to catalyze disulfide bond formation and to participate in redox homeostasis. Notably, many H. pylori virulence factors are stabilized by the formation of disulfide bonds. By employing H. pylori HP0231 deficient strains we analyzed the effect of lack of this bacterial protein on the funct...

  13. [Preparation of naringenin by enzymolysis of naringin-HP-beta-CD].

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    Cui, Li; Zhang, Zhenhai; Sun, E; Jia, Xiaobin; Qian, Qian; Jiang, Yanrong

    2012-02-01

    To determine the major factors affecting the conversion efficiency of naringin-HP-beta-CD that was enzymed to prepare naringenin were determined and select the process condition with high conversion efficiency, stable and suitable for industrial production. The dropping method was used to prepare naringin-HP-beta-CD, which was hydrolyzed by snailase to obtain naringenin. With the bioconversion rate as the index, the effects of pH value, temperature, reaction time, dosage of enzyme and concentration of naringin-HP-beta-CD on conversion rate of naringenin were detected for the purpose of optimizing the preparation condition. the conversion efficiency of naringin-HP-beta-CD was verified by scanning calorimetry, and the Hydrolysis product was identified by H-NMR, and 13C-NMR. The optimum enzymolysis of naringin-HP-beta-CD with snailase was 98.4% under the conditions of 37 degrees C, a pH 5.0 acetic acid- sodium acetate buffer solution for 12 hours. The substrate concentration was 30 g x L(-1) and the weight ratio of enzyme and substrate was 3: 5. Under the optimum enzymolysis condition, the conversion rate of naringin-HP-beta-CD was higher than naringin that was not entrapped with HP-beta-CD, with 272.25 reaction product relative molecules. The structure of naringenin was confirmed by the analysis of 1H-NMR and 13C-NMR. Naringin which is entrapped with HP-beta-CD to prepare naringenin can significantly improve the conversion efficiency by shortening the reaction time, increasing the concentration of the substrate and reducing the amount of enzyme. Therefore, the process is stable and it was suitable for industrialization.

  14. The HP0256 gene product is involved in motility and cell envelope architecture of Helicobacter pylori

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    Douillard, Francois P

    2010-04-08

    Abstract Background Helicobacter pylori is the causative agent for gastritis, and peptic and duodenal ulcers. The bacterium displays 5-6 polar sheathed flagella that are essential for colonisation and persistence in the gastric mucosa. The biochemistry and genetics of flagellar biogenesis in H. pylori has not been fully elucidated. Bioinformatics analysis suggested that the gene HP0256, annotated as hypothetical, was a FliJ homologue. In Salmonella, FliJ is a chaperone escort protein for FlgN and FliT, two proteins that themselves display chaperone activity for components of the hook, the rod and the filament. Results Ablation of the HP0256 gene in H. pylori significantly reduced motility. However, flagellin and hook protein synthesis was not affected in the HP0256 mutant. Transmission electron transmission microscopy revealed that the HP0256 mutant cells displayed a normal flagellum configuration, suggesting that HP0256 was not essential for assembly and polar localisation of the flagella in the cell. Interestingly, whole genome microarrays of an HP0256 mutant revealed transcriptional changes in a number of genes associated with the flagellar regulon and the cell envelope, such as outer membrane proteins and adhesins. Consistent with the array data, lack of the HP0256 gene significantly reduced adhesion and the inflammatory response in host cells. Conclusions We conclude that HP0256 is not a functional counterpart of FliJ in H. pylori. However, it is required for full motility and it is involved, possibly indirectly, in expression of outer membrane proteins and adhesins involved in pathogenesis and adhesion.

  15. [Isolation of a wild-type virulent phage of Helicobacter pylori and its simulated treatments of gastrointestinal Hp in vitro].

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    Wan, Xue-qin; Tang, Dong-sheng; Liu, Ai-ping; Tan, Shu-yi; Li, Wan-kelan; Kuang, Jia; Li, Hong-ming

    2011-02-01

    To isolate the wild-type virulent phage of Helicobacter pylori (Hp) and simulate the treatments in vitro to investigate the methods for oral Hp-assisted penetration of the phage through the gastric barrier and offspring phage release for infection and treatment of gastrointestinal Hp. The Hp strain was cultured with the candle cylinder method and the virulent phage was isolated by single plate or double plate experiment. A simulated gastric juice was applied and the bactericidal effect of the phage was tested with double flats experiment. After a 1.5-h treatment in simulated gastric juice, the orally derived Hp-borne phage was still capable of forming plaques while the control phage was not. The oral Hp can help the phage resist the gastric juice and then infect the gastrointestinal Hp.

  16. Informative gene selection using Adaptive Analytic Hierarchy Process (A2HP

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    Abhishek Bhola

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Gene expression dataset derived from microarray experiments are marked by large number of genes, which contains the gene expression values at different sample conditions/time-points. Selection of informative genes from these large datasets is an issue of major concern for various researchers and biologists. In this study, we propose a gene selection and dimensionality reduction method called Adaptive Analytic Hierarchy Process (A2HP. Traditional analytic hierarchy process is a multiple-criteria based decision analysis method whose result depends upon the expert knowledge or decision makers. It is mainly used to solve the decision problems in different fields. On the other hand, A2HP is a fused method that combines the outcomes of five individual gene selection ranking methods t-test, chi-square variance test, z-test, wilcoxon test and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR. At first, the preprocessing of gene expression dataset is done and then the reduced number of genes obtained, will be fed as input for A2HP. A2HP utilizes both quantitative and qualitative factors to select the informative genes. Results demonstrate that A2HP selects efficient number of genes as compared to the individual gene selection methods. The percentage of deduction in number of genes and time complexity are taken as the performance measure for the proposed method. And it is shown that A2HP outperforms individual gene selection methods.

  17. 75 FR 62424 - EDS, an HP Company (Re-Branded as HP-Enterprise Services) Including On-Site Workers From: Abel...

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    2010-10-08

    ... Floyd and Company, Trinity Government SYS a Private Co, Verizon Network Integration Corp, Vision... technology (IT) services. New information shows that worker separations have occurred involving virtual employees across the United States under the control of the Plano, Texas location of EDS, an HP Company (Re...

  18. Consumo e digestibilidade aparente dos nutrientes em ovinos alimentados com dietas contendo diferentes quantidades de farelo de linhaça

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    Danieli Perez Fernandes; Paulo de Figueiredo Vieira; Carlos Henrique Silveira Rabelo; Flávio Henrique Silveira Rabelo; Flávio Moreno Salvador; Adauton Vilela de Rezende; Ricardo Andrade Reis

    2013-01-01

    Objetivou-se com este trabalho avaliar o consumo e digestibilidade aparente dos nutrientes emovinos alimentados com dietas contendo diferentes quantidades de farelo de linhaça. Avaliaramsequatro dietas: silagem de milho exclusiva - SM; SM + concentrado; SM + concentrado + 5% defarelo de linhaça - FL; SM + concentrado +10% de FL. O consumo de matéria seca (MS) aumentounas dietas contendo concentrado quando comparado à dieta com silagem de milho exclusiva(P

  19. AVALIAÇÃO DA DISPONIBILIDADE DO FERRO EM DIETA COMPLEMENTADA COM COUVE MANTEIGA

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    K. OLIVEIRA-CALHEIROS; S. G. CANNIATTI-BRAZACA; M. C. SOUZA

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    O objetivo desse trabalho foi avaliar a disponibilidade de ferro em uma dieta típica consumida em restaurantes tipo self-service no Estado de São Paulo e verificar se a adição de porções de couve manteiga nesta dieta aumenta a disponibilidade de ferro dietético. Foi determinada a composição centesimal, teor de fi bras, ferro e diálise de ferro in vitro da dieta e sua...

  20. Dieta de Leptodactylus latrans (Steffen, 1815 na Serra do Sudeste, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil

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    Daiane Maria Melo Pazinato

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2011v24n4p147 Esse trabalho descreve a dieta de Leptodactylus latrans baseado no conteúdo estomacal de 37 espécimes procedentes do município de Caçapava do Sul, RS, tendo como objetivo analisar qualitativa e quantitativamente essa dieta. As amostras foram coletadas no período de janeiro de 2007 a fevereiro de 2008. A composição da dieta foi analisada sob estereomicroscópio e identificada até o nível de ordem, estando composta por 17 categorias de presas. Coleoptera e Aranae foram os itens mais frequentes com 55% e 22,5% respectivamente. Volumetricamente os itens mais importantes foram Crustacea, Decapoda (15,5% e Amphibia (13,59%.

  1. Consumo e desempenho produtivo de ovinos alimentados com dietas que continham coprodutos do desfibramento do sisal

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    R.D. Santos

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se o desempenho produtivo e o consumo de nutrientes e frações fibrosas em ovinos alimentados com dietas contendo coprodutos do desfibramento do sisal, Agave sisalana. Foram utilizados 24 ovinos, machos, alojados em baias individuais. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o inteiramente ao acaso, com quatro tratamentos e seis repetições. Os tratamentos consistiram em quatro dietas isoproteicas, em que: i dieta padrão, contendo 38% de volumoso (silagem de milheto e 62% de concentrado (milho, farelo de soja e ureia; ii inclusão de 20% da silagem de mucilagem do sisal em substituição à silagem de milheto; iii inclusão de 20% da silagem de mucilagem associada ao pó da batedeira como aditivo em substituição à silagem de milheto; iv inclusão de 20% do feno da mucilagem em substituição à silagem de milheto. O peso corporal final, os ganhos médio diário e total e a conversão alimentar dos ovinos não foram influenciados pelas dietas avaliadas (P>0,05. Os consumos dos nutrientes, em g/dia e em %PC e g/kg0,75, não sofreram influência das dietas. Os resultados indicam que as dietas à base de coprodutos do sisal podem ser utilizadas como alternativa volumosa, além de possibilitar o aumento da rentabilidade da atividade na região semiárida brasileira.

  2. Alimentação de porcas gestantes e lactantes com dietas contendo saponinas

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    Hauptli Lucélia

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado um experimento para avaliar o desempenho de porcas e suas leitegadas alimentadas com dietas que continham saponinas. Trinta porcas geneticamente homogêneas foram distribuídas em dois tratamentos, dieta testemunha e dieta testemunha com adição de 160ppm de fontes de saponinas. O delineamento utilizado foi o de blocos ao acaso, tendo como fator de bloqueamento a ordem de parto. Nas porcas, foram avaliados: o consumo de ração, características das fezes (cor e textura e escore corporal. Nos leitões, foram avaliados: número de nascidos vivos, nascidos mortos, mumificados; pesos ao nascer e ao desmame e mortalidade na lactação. Não foram encontradas diferenças na cor das fezes das fêmeas. Na textura, as fezes das fêmeas que receberam a dieta com a adição de saponinas foram cerca de 11% mais duras (P0,05 nos leitões em relação as variáveis nascidos vivos, nascidos mortos e mumificados. Os leitões das fêmeas que receberam dietas contendo saponinas foram mais pesados (P<0,05 ao nascer (1,2 x 1,4kg e ao desmame (5,5x 5,9kg. Porcas alimentadas nos últimos 10 dias de gestação e na lactação com dietas contendo 160ppm de saponinas têm melhor escore corporal no final da lactação e suas leitegadas são mais pesadas ao nascer e ao desmame.

  3. Dietas larvais alternativas para criação massal da mosca da bicheira, Cochliomyia hominivorax

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    Thiago Mastrangelo

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available A criação massal da mosca da bicheira, Cochliomyia hominivorax (Diptera: Calliphoridae, para programas que utilizam a Técnica do Inseto Estéril nas Américas faz parte de um dos maiores programas do mundo de criação de insetos em larga escala. A maior parte do custo e do trabalho necessários para a produção massal está relacionada com a dieta larval, o que torna importante o seu aprimoramento levando-se em conta sua eficiência, custo e praticidade. Neste trabalho, foram realizados dois bioensaios com dietas alternativas feitas a partir de produtos disponíveis no mercado brasileiro com o objetivo de avaliar a viabilidade e eficiência dessas dietas para criações de mosca da bicheira no Brasil. Foram testadas duas dietas líquidas (tendo como bulking agents bagaço de cana ou fibra de coco, uma de carne, e outra de gel. Os parâmetros biológicos (peso das larvas, viabilidade larval, peso de pupas, porcentagem de emergência de adultos e razão sexual estiveram, em todos os casos, dentro de parâmetros satisfatórios para a criação laboratorial de C. hominivorax e as dietas não diferiram estatisticamente entre si. Devido a vantagens importantes, como alta viabilidade larval e menor custo, recomenda-se a dieta de gel para as criações de larvas da mosca da bicheira no Brasil.

  4. Phylogenomic analysis reveals dynamic evolutionary history of the Drosophila heterochromatin protein 1 (HP1 gene family.

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    Mia T Levine

    Full Text Available Heterochromatin is the gene-poor, satellite-rich eukaryotic genome compartment that supports many essential cellular processes. The functional diversity of proteins that bind and often epigenetically define heterochromatic DNA sequence reflects the diverse functions supported by this enigmatic genome compartment. Moreover, heterogeneous signatures of selection at chromosomal proteins often mirror the heterogeneity of evolutionary forces that act on heterochromatic DNA. To identify new such surrogates for dissecting heterochromatin function and evolution, we conducted a comprehensive phylogenomic analysis of the Heterochromatin Protein 1 gene family across 40 million years of Drosophila evolution. Our study expands this gene family from 5 genes to at least 26 genes, including several uncharacterized genes in Drosophila melanogaster. The 21 newly defined HP1s introduce unprecedented structural diversity, lineage-restriction, and germline-biased expression patterns into the HP1 family. We find little evidence of positive selection at these HP1 genes in both population genetic and molecular evolution analyses. Instead, we find that dynamic evolution occurs via prolific gene gains and losses. Despite this dynamic gene turnover, the number of HP1 genes is relatively constant across species. We propose that karyotype evolution drives at least some HP1 gene turnover. For example, the loss of the male germline-restricted HP1E in the obscura group coincides with one episode of dramatic karyotypic evolution, including the gain of a neo-Y in this lineage. This expanded compendium of ovary- and testis-restricted HP1 genes revealed by our study, together with correlated gain/loss dynamics and chromosome fission/fusion events, will guide functional analyses of novel roles supported by germline chromatin.

  5. Adherencia a la dieta meditérranea en estudiantes universitarios

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    Duro Martí, Carmen

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    Introducción: El patrón alimentario de los españoles, y en especial el de los jóvenes, ha evolucionado en estos últimos años como consecuencia de la globalización. Se han abandonado los patrones dietéticos tradicionales, como la dieta mediterránea, y se ha generalizado el modelo de dieta occidental. Esto ha contribuido, en gran parte, al aumento de enfermedades crónicas propias de la sociedad de la abundancia. Los jóvenes son un grupo de alto riesgo nutricional debido a que se encuentran en u...

  6. La dieta en el tratamiento de la litiasis renal: Bases fisiopatológicas

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    Armando L. Negri; Francisco R. Spivacow; Elisa E. Del Valle

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    La composición de la orina está influenciada por la dieta y la variación de factores dietarios han sido propuestos para modificar el riesgo de nefrolitiasis recurrente. Los nutrientes que han sido implicados incluyen el calcio, el oxalato, el sodio, las proteínas de origen animal, el magnesio y el potasio. Hay evidencias significativas que demuestran que una dieta alta en calcio se asocia con una reducción del riesgo litogénico. Uno de los posibles mecanismos para explicar esta aparente parad...

  7. Efecto nutracéutico del Anacardium occidentale en dietas de pollitas ponedoras de reemplazo

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    Martínez A, Yordan; Martínez Y, Orlando; Olmos S, Edwin; Siza I, Sandra; Betancur H, César

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    RESUMENObjetivo. Evaluar el efecto nutracéutico del polvo de hojas y retoños de Anacardium occidentale (AO) en dietas de pollitas ponedoras de remplazo. Materiales y métodos. Se utilizaron 240 pollitas White Leghorn (L-33) de un día de edad, que se ubicaron durante 35 días, según diseño completamente aleatorizado, con niveles de adición de 0, 0.5, 1.5 y 2.5% de polvo de hojas y retoños de Anacardium occidentale en las dietas. Se determinaron en las pollitas, los indicadores productivos, peso ...

  8. Uso de alimento vivo como dieta inicial no treinamento alimentar de juvenis de pirarucu

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    Cavero Bruno Adan Sagratzki

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi testar a eficiência do alimento vivo como dieta inicial no treinamento alimentar de juvenis de pirarucu, Arapaima gigas. Foram usados dois tratamentos, Artemia sp. e mistura de zooplâncton nativo. O ganho de peso, a porcentagem de comedores e a sobrevivência não apresentaram diferença estatística significativa entre os tratamentos (p>0,05. A dieta inicial, à base de alimento vivo, é eficiente no treinamento alimentar de juvenis de pirarucu.

  9. Uso de alimento vivo como dieta inicial no treinamento alimentar de juvenis de pirarucu.

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    CAVERO, B.A.S.; ITUASSÚ, D.R.; PEREIRA-FILHO, M.; ROUBACH, R.; BORDINHON, A.M.; FONSECA, F.A.L. da; ONO, E.A.

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    O objetivo deste trabalho foi testar a eficiência do alimento vivo como dieta inicial no treinamento alimentar de juvenis de pirarucu, Arapaima gigas. Foram usados dois tratamentos, Artemia sp. e mistura de zooplâncton nativo. O ganho de peso, a porcentagem de comedores e a sobrevivência não apresentaram diferença estatística significativa entre os tratamentos (p>0,05). A dieta inicial, à base de alimento vivo, é eficiente no treinamento alimentar de juvenis de pirarucu.

  10. Efecto del uso del suelo sobre la dieta de Astyanax rutilus en tres arroyos pampeanos

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    García, Ignacio D.; Paracampo, Ariel; Maroñas, Miriam E.; Bonetto, Carlos A.

    2012-01-01

    La “mojarra” Astyanax rutilus (Teleostei: Characiformes) es una especie omnívora, sumamente voraz, característica que la hace apropiada para estudios comparativos de la dieta en arroyos con distinto impacto antrópico. En el presente trabajo se estudió la dieta de A. rutilus en tres arroyos pampeanos cuyas cuencas presentan distinto uso del suelo. Los arroyos muestreados fueron El Pescado (agrícola-ganadero) sujeto a cambios en la última década producto de la expansión de la actividad agríc...

  11. Recombinant FSH versus HP-HMG for controled ovarian stimulation in intracitoplasmic sperm injection cycles.

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    Petanovski, Zoranco; Dimitrov, Gligor; Aydin, Byrol; Hadzi-Lega, Makjuli; Sotirovska, Valentina; Suslevski, Damjan; Saltirovski, Stefan; Matevski, Vladimir; Stojkovska, Snezana; Lazarova, Ana; Petanovska, Emilija; Balkanov, Trajan

    2011-01-01

    The aim of this study was to make a conclusion about aplicability of two differnet gonadothropins in COS (rFSH versus HP-hMG). The primary conclusion for the success as a result of COS are the mean number of retrived oocytes, mature oocytes, fertilization rate, mean number of quality embrios, and criopreverzed embrios. The secondary conclusions were clinical pregnancy rate and delivery rates. The study was a retrospective case-control study,. A total of 1238 fresh, non donor, IVF cycles with COS were analyzed, but to minimize the bias, only the first cycle for each patient below 40 yaears old, in that period was analyzed. This selection composed the group of respondents that was analyzed which in total amounted to 760 patients.( rFSH = 422, HP-hMG = 338). The patients underwent COS by long luteal protocol using two differnt inducers of COS (rFSH and HP-hMG). The average starting dose of rFSH used was significantely lower (152.7 +/- 41.1IU), whereas with HMG it was (228.8 +/- _68.7 IU, p=000000). The average number of IU gonadothropin used in therapy, statistically highly is significantly lower when r- FSH is used as an inducer. (1639.2 +/- 476.9 IU, rFSH vs 2356.4 +/- 955.1 IU, HP-hMG, p HP-hMG-11.8 +/- 7.1 v 10.7 +/- 6.5, p = 0.028 ; mature oocytes: rFSH v HP-hMG 9.9 +/- 6.2 v8.7 +/- 5.5 p = 0.009). However, we did not find a significant difference in the use of the COS inductors regarding the clinical pregnancy rate (rFSH v HP-hMG 49.5% vs 48.9% p=0.92) and delivery rate (rFSH vs HP-hMG 42.9% vs 43.4% p=0.96).CONCLUSIONSs: Our study showed that rFSH is more powerful and more applicable in individualized dosing then HP-hMG and brings better results from COS (more oocytes, more matured oocytes).

  12. Theoretical study on the polar hydrogen-π (Hp-π) interactions between protein side chains.

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    Du, Qi-Shi; Wang, Qing-Yan; Du, Li-Qin; Chen, Dong; Huang, Ri-Bo

    2013-01-01

    In the study of biomolecular structures and interactions the polar hydrogen-π bonds (Hp-π) are an extensive molecular interaction type. In proteins 11 of 20 natural amino acids and in DNA (or RNA) all four nucleic acids are involved in this type interaction. The Hp-π in proteins are studied using high level QM method CCSD/6-311 + G(d,p) + H-Bq (ghost hydrogen basis functions) in vacuum and in solutions (water, acetonitrile, and cyclohexane). Three quantum chemical methods (B3LYP, CCSD, and CCSD(T)) and three basis sets (6-311 + G(d,p), TZVP, and cc-pVTZ) are compared. The Hp-π donors include R2NH, RNH2, ROH, and C6H5OH; and the acceptors are aromatic amino acids, peptide bond unit, and small conjugate π-groups. The Hp-π interaction energies of four amino acid pairs (Ser-Phe, Lys-Phe, His-Phe, and Tyr-Phe) are quantitatively calculated. Five conclusion points are abstracted from the calculation results. (1) The common DFT method B3LYP fails in describing the Hp-π interactions. On the other hand, CCSD/6-311 + G(d,p) plus ghost atom H-Bq can yield better results, very close to the state-of-the-art method CCSD(T)/cc-pVTZ. (2) The Hp-π interactions are point to π-plane interactions, possessing much more interaction conformations and broader energy range than other interaction types, such as common hydrogen bond and electrostatic interactions. (3) In proteins the Hp-π interaction energies are in the range 10 to 30 kJ/mol, comparable or even larger than common hydrogen bond interactions. (4) The bond length of Hp-π interactions are in the region from 2.30 to 3.00 Å at the perpendicular direction to the π-plane, much longer than the common hydrogen bonds (~1.9 Å). (5) Like common hydrogen bond interactions, the Hp-π interactions are less affected by solvation effects.

  13. Studies on extraction of uranium by Di-CyclohexylhydrogenPhosphonate (DCyHeHP)

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    Annam, Suresh; Sivaramakrishna, Akella; Vijayakrishna, Kari; Gopakumar, G.; Brahmmananda Rao, C.V.S.; Sivaraman, N.

    2015-01-01

    Monodentate organophosphorous compounds are successfully used for the isolation of uranium and plutonium from the spent nuclear fuel. Applications of monodentate H-phosphonates have increased in the recent past. In the present work, we focus on synthesis, characterization and extraction behavior of dicyclohexylhydrogenphosphonate (DCyHeHP), a cyclic member of H-Phosphonate family towards extraction of uranium from nitric acid medium and to understand the effect of cyclic ring in H-phosphonates for this process. Extraction studies of uranium were carried out by using 0.1M solution of DCyHeHP in xylene at 303K. The extraction ability of the DCyHeHP in xylene was studied and compared with dihexylhydrogen phosphonate (DHeHP), the linear analogue of this compound. DCyHeHP was synthesized by reacting cyclohexanol with phosphorous (III) chloride under solvent free conditions at room temperature for 4 hours and characterized by various spectroscopic techniques like IR, 1 H and 31 P NMR. (author)

  14. P-27/HP endolysin as antibacterial agent for antibiotic resistant Staphylococcus aureus of human infections.

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    Gupta, Ragini; Prasad, Yogendra

    2011-07-01

    Staphylococcus aureus causes a wide range of suppurative infections in humans and animals. Due to its high virulence, ability to adopt various environmental conditions, and acquired multiple drug resistance, treatment of such infections has become difficult. Therefore, there is an immense need to develop alternate drug modalities to control this pathogen. In past few years, phage-encoded endolysin therapy has emerged as a new hope not only due to its ability to specifically kill the target bacteria irrespective of their antibiotic sensitivity but also because of minimum or no side effects, a problem associated with antibiotic therapy. In this article, we report purification of a broad spectrum anti-staphylococcal endolysin (P-27/HP endolysin) encoded by phage P-27/HP isolated from sewage water. On SDS-PAGE endolysin resolved in three polypeptides of molecular weights 33.5, 48.6, and 62.2 kDa. Endolysin exhibited maximum in vitro lytic activity at temperature between 35 and 40°C and pH 7.0. In vivo experiments revealed considerable (99.9%) elimination of S. aureus 27/HP from spleens of endolysin-treated mice and had saved them from death due to bacteremia caused by S. aureus 27/HP challenge infection. Thus, P-27/HP endolysin offers suitable substitute of antibiotics to control S. aureus infections.

  15. Haptoglobin (HP) polymorphisms and human longevity: a cross-sectional association study in a Central Italy population.

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    Napolioni, Valerio; Giannì, Paola; Carpi, Francesco M; Concetti, Fabio; Lucarini, Nazzareno

    2011-03-18

    Haptoglobin (HP), which scavenges free, cell-toxic hemoglobin and has anti-inflammatory and immune-modulatory function in extravascular tissues, may represent an excellent candidate gene to investigate the life-span expectancy. HP 1/2 polymorphism has been determined for 1072 (569 females, 503 males) unrelated healthy individuals from Central Italy, 18-106 years old, divided into three gender-specific age classes defined according to demographic information and accounting for the different survivals between sexes. HP*1F/S subtyping was also performed to check the possible existence for a preferential advantage of HP*1F or HP*1S allele. HP*1/*1 genotype results associated to increased probability of young subjects of attaining longevity (Comparison 1: O.R. 1.709, p=0.0114) with a concomitant advantage of HP*1 allele (Comparison 1: O.R. 1.273, p=0.0194). On the other side, carriers of HP*2 allele displayed an overall significant disadvantage in reaching Age Class 2 (O.R. 0.585, p=0.0092). No significant differences were noticed between age groups either considering total HP*1F and HP*1S allele frequencies or according to HP 1/2 genotypes. The crucial role played by HP in aging process is warranted by its many established functions and its related phenotypes so that it may be considered an important gene involved in the determination of human survival. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  16. Influence of niobium addition on the high temperature mechanical properties of a centrifugally cast HP alloy

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    Andrade, A.R.; Bolfarini, C.; Ferreira, L.A.M.; Vilar, A.A.A.; Souza Filho, C.D.; Bonazzi, L.H.C.

    2015-01-01

    The influence of niobium addition on the mechanical properties at high temperature of HP alloy has been investigated. Two HP alloys were centrifugally cast with a similar chemical composition differing only in the niobium content. Low strain rate high temperature tensile tests and creep-rupture tests were performed in the range of 900–1100 °C, and the results compared between the alloys. According to the results, the high temperature mechanical behavior of both alloys is controlled by several factors like solid solution, network of eutectic carbides, intradendritic precipitation and dendrite spacing. A significant increase in the mechanical properties for the HP alloy with niobium addition was found within the temperature range of 900–1050 °C. Beyond this temperature the mechanical behavior of both alloys is basically the same

  17. Weak Interactions under Pressure: hp-CuBi and Its Analogues.

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    Guo, Kai; Akselrud, Lev; Bobnar, Matej; Burkhardt, Ulrich; Schmidt, Marcus; Zhao, Jing-Tai; Schwarz, Ulrich; Grin, Yuri

    2017-05-08

    The metastable binary compound hp-CuBi was obtained from the direct chemical reaction between copper and bismuth at a pressure of 5 GPa and a temperature of 720 K. The atomic arrangement comprises slabs of puckered Cu layers sandwiched between Bi planes. The QTAIM charges calculated for compounds of bismuth with transition metals reveal negligible charge transfer for hp-CuBi. Analysis of the chemical bonding with position-space techniques discloses multicenter interactions within the Bi-Cu-Bi slabs and lone-pair interactions of the van der Waals type between these entities. hp-CuBi exhibits metal-type electrical conductivity with superconductivity below T c =1.3 K. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  18. Pathological and immunological characteristics of piglets infected experimentally with a HP-PRRSV TJ strain.

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    Li, Zhenguang; He, Yanliang; Xu, Xiaoqin; Leng, Xue; Li, Shufen; Wen, Yongjun; Wang, Fengxue; Xia, Mingqi; Cheng, Shipeng; Wu, Hua

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    Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) remains a major threat to swine industry all over the world. The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanism of pathogenesis and immune responses caused by a highly pathogenic porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (HP-PRRSV). All piglets experimentally infected with a HP-PRRSV TJ strain virus developed typical clinical signs of PRRS. The percentages of CD3 + , CD4 + , and CD8 + lymphocytes significantly decreased in the infected group as compared to the uninfected control animals (p HP-PRRSV TJ strain infection would activate host humoral immune response at the early period post infection and cause severe pathological damages on lungs and inhibit cellular immune response after infection.

  19. Widespread expression of SAA and Hp RNA in bovine tissues after evaluation of suitable reference genes.

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    Lecchi, Cristina; Dilda, Francesca; Sartorelli, Paola; Ceciliani, Fabrizio

    2012-01-15

    The serum amyloid A (SAA) and haptoglobin (Hp) are the most prominent acute phase proteins (APPs) in cow. Liver mainly produces APPs, but extra hepatic expression has also been demonstrated in some tissues. The major aim of the present study was to assess the constitutive SAA and Hp mRNA expression by quantitative PCR (qPCR) in a wide panel of 33 bovine tissues, including gastrointestinal tract, respiratory system, urogenital system, mammary gland, hematopoietic system, central nervous system, eye, thyroid and heart. Normalization of gene expression in different samples requires reference genes, which are stably expressed. Therefore, seven reference genes were investigated (ACTB, GAPDH, HMBS, SDHA, YWHAZ, SF3A1, EEF1A2) and three genes, namely SF3A1, HMBS and ACTB, were selected after assessing their stability with geNorm™ and NormFinder(©) softwares. The qPCR analysis confirmed liver as the principal source of SAA and Hp, but also identified both APPs' mRNA in almost all tissues. The highest expression rate of SAA was found in thyroid, followed by pancreas and submandibulary gland. Hp mRNA expression was detected at high concentration in pancreas and submandibulary gland. The present data indicated a widespread expression of SAA and Hp also in non pathological conditions, thus envisaging a possible role as immunomodulatory and protective molecules. To understand where SAA and Hp come from is the prerequisite to their utilization as Acute Phase Reaction biomarkers. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  20. Optimising the ISAR-HP to screen efficiently for functional decline in older patients.

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    de Gelder, J; Haenen, E; Lucke, J A; Klop, H G; Blomaard, L C; Smit, R A J; Mesri, K; de Groot, B; Fogteloo, A J; Anten, S; Blauw, G J; Mooijaart, S P

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    The Identification of Seniors At Risk-Hospitalised Patients (ISAR-HP) has recently been included in guidelines as a frailty indicator to identify patients for comprehensive geriatric assessment. Previous studies showed that the conventional cut-off score incorrectly classifies a high percentage of patients as high risk. We aimed to optimise the predictive value of ISAR-HP by using different cut-offs in older acutely hospitalised patients. A prospective follow-up study was performed in two Dutch hospitals. Acutely hospitalised patients aged ≥ 70 years were included. Demographics, illness severity parameters, geriatric measurements and the ISAR-HP scores were obtained at baseline. The primary outcome was a combined end point of functional decline or mortality during 90-day follow-up. In total 765 acutely hospitalised older patients were included, with a median age of 79 years, of whom 276 (36.1%) experienced functional decline or mortality. The conventional ISAR-HP cut-off of ≥ 2 assigned 432/765 patients (56.5%) as high risk, with a positive predictive value (PPV) of 0.49 (95%CI 0.45-0.54) and a negative predictive value of 0.81 (95%CI 0.76-0.85). Thus, 51% of those whom the ISAR-HP denoted as high risk did not experience the outcome of interest. Raising the cut-off to ≥ 4 assigned 205/765 patients (26.8%) as high risk, with a marginally increased PPV to 0.55 (95%CI 0.48-0.62). The ISAR-HP with the conventional cut-off of ≥ 2 incorrectly identifies a large group of patients at high risk for functional decline or mortality and raising the cut-off to 4 only marginally improved performance. Caution is warranted to ensure efficient screening and follow-up interventions.

  1. Efficacy of Type 2 PRRSV vaccine against Chinese and Vietnamese HP-PRRSV challenge in pigs.

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    Lager, Kelly M; Schlink, Sarah N; Brockmeier, Susan L; Miller, Laura C; Henningson, Jamie N; Kappes, Matthew A; Kehrli, Marcus E; Loving, Crystal L; Guo, Baoquing; Swenson, Sabrina L; Yang, Han-Chun; Faaberg, Kay S

    2014-11-12

    Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) causes significant reproductive losses in the sow herd and respiratory disease in growing pigs. The virus belongs to the family Arteriviridae and there are two major genotypes. Type 1 is represented by Lelystad virus, the European prototype virus, and Type 2 is represented by the North American prototype virus, VR-2332. Depending on husbandry, immune status of the herd, and virulence of the isolate, the severity of disease and magnitude of economic loss can be variable. Vaccine use is not always successful indicating a lack of cross-protection between vaccine strains and circulating wild-type viruses. To date, there is no clear method to demonstrate if a vaccine confers protection against a specific isolate except for empirical animal studies. In 2006, a new lineage of Type 2 PRRSV emerged in Chinese swine herds that were suffering dramatic losses resulting in those viruses being described as "Highly Pathogenic PRRSV" (HP-PRRSV). Experimental reproduction of severe disease with HP-PRRSV isolates and virus derived from HP-PRRSV clones demonstrated the causal role of this virus. Recently, partial heterologous protection has been reported for Type 1 and Type 2 attenuated PRRSV vaccines against challenge by different Chinese HP-PRRSV isolates providing some hope for reducing economic loss. This paper reports the efficacy of a commercially available Type 2 attenuated vaccine in young pigs against heterologous challenge with a Chinese and Vietnamese HP-PRRSV isolate. When compared to unvaccinated pigs, vaccination decreased the length of viremia and viral titer, diminished the time of high fever and reduced macroscopic lung scores following homologous and heterologous PRRSV challenge. These results demonstrate the potential use of vaccine as an aid in the control of HP-PRRSV outbreaks. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  2. Bensal HP Attenuates the Inflammatory Response in Hair Shaving Associated Dermatitis.

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    Ray, Anjana; Mordorski, Breanne; Landriscina, Angelo; Rosen, Jamie; Nosanchuk, Joshua; Friedman, Adam

    2016-07-01

    Shaving is an ubiquitous practice, and cutaneous irritation and inflammation are common sequelae, which may be worsened by underlying skin conditions or poor hair removal techniques. Moisturizing shaving creams and aftershaves are available to help maintain or restore the epidermal barrier; however, many continue to suffer from post-shave redness, itching, and pain. To reduce post-shave inflammation, some products have included botanical and other natural ingredients, which are often favored by consumers. We evaluated Bensal HP, an ointment containing 3% oak bark extract, 3% salicylic acid, and 6% benzoic acid, which has documented anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, in a murine model of shave irritation to determine whether it would be useful in this clinical setting. Shaving dermatitis was simulated using a depilatory agent and electric clippers, and the shaved area was photographed and treated with Bensal HP daily for four days. Compared to untreated controls, mice treated with Bensal HP experienced a visible reduction in skin irritation and inflammation. These findings were mirrored on histology, as Bensal HP-treated areas demonstrated increased epidermal integrity and decreased dermal inflammatory infiltrate compared to untreated skin. Using immunohistochemistry, fewer neutrophils and macrophages were noted, and cytokine analysis also revealed decreased IL-6 in Bensal HP-treated skin at 24 and 96 hours after shaving. These results highlight the potential of Bensal HP as an anti-inflammatory treatment for shave irritation. Given the product's application against a variety of inflammatory and infectious skin disorders, its use against shave irritation may also improve comorbid skin conditions, such as pseudofolliculitis barbae. J Drugs Dermatol. 2016;15(7):836-840.

  3. Índice de Qualidade da Dieta Revisado para população brasileira

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    Ágatha Nogueira Previdelli

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available O Índice de Qualidade da Dieta Revisado é um indicador de qualidade da dieta desenvolvido consoante com as recomendações nutricionais vigentes. Os dados dietéticos foram provenientes do estudo de base-populacional, Inquérito de Saúde e Alimentação (ISA-Capital-2003. O Índice contém 12 componentes, sendo nove fundamentados nos grupos de alimentos do Guia Alimentar Brasileiro de 2006, cujas porções diárias são expressas em densidade energética; dois nutrientes (sódio e gordura saturada; e Gord_AA (calorias provenientes de gordura sólida, álcool e açúcar de adição. O Índice de Qualidade da Dieta Revisado propicia mensurar variados fatores de riscos dietéticos para doenças crônicas, permitindo, simultaneamente, avaliar e monitorar a dieta em nível individual ou populacional.

  4. ANALYSIS POSITIONING OF NOTEBOOK PRODUCED BY HEWLETT PACKARD (HP IN BALI PROVINCE

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    Ni Wayan Sri Ariyani

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays notebook is not a luxurious thing any more, but has been one of  the things that should be obligatorily owned by high school student, university student, and practitioners. The competition among the notebooks has been getting tight. The reason is that they have been produced with almost similar attributes, qualities, and design but different prices. This study aims at (1 identifying the similarity between the notebook produced by Hewlett Packard (hp and those produced by its competitors such as, IBM, Sony, Acer and Toshiba, (2 identifying the consumers perception of the notebook produced by Hewlett Packard (hp and of those produced by its competitors, (3 identifying what is the superiority of the notebook produced by Hewlett Packard (hp compared with the superiority of those produced by its competitors, and (4 identifying what strategy is relevant in strengthening the positioning of the notebook produced by Hewlett Packard (hp. The samples were determined by purposive sampling, and the respondents employed totaled 100 spreading over Denpasar City. To achieve maximum result, Multi Dimensional Scaling (MDS was applied as the instrument of analysis to identify the similarity among the notebooks and Correspondence Analysis (CA was employed as the instrument of analysis to identify the superiority of each variable of every notebook. The result of the study show that the notebook produced by Hewlett Packard (hp is perceived to resemble those produced by IBM, Sony, and Toshiba. This means that the notebook produced by Hewlett Packard (hp competes against those produced by IBM, Sony, and Toshiba, and that it does not compete against that produced by Acer. The notebook produced by Hewlett Packard (hp is superior in the variables of product varieties, post sales, distribution channels, and promotion. The notebook produced by IBM superior in the variable product quality, while that produced by Sony is superior in the variable of product  design

  5. The next step in coastal numerical models: spectral/hp element methods?

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    Eskilsson, Claes; Engsig-Karup, Allan Peter; Sherwin, Spencer J.

    2005-01-01

    In this paper we outline the application of spectral/hp element methods for modelling nonlinear and dispersive waves. We present one- and two-dimensional test cases for the shallow water equations and Boussinesqtype equations – including highly dispersive Boussinesq-type equations.......In this paper we outline the application of spectral/hp element methods for modelling nonlinear and dispersive waves. We present one- and two-dimensional test cases for the shallow water equations and Boussinesqtype equations – including highly dispersive Boussinesq-type equations....

  6. HP-67 calculator programs for thermodynamic data and phase diagram calculations

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    Brewer, L.

    1978-05-25

    This report is a supplement to a tabulation of the thermodynamic and phase data for the 100 binary systems of Mo with the elements from H to Lr. The calculations of thermodynamic data and phase equilibria were carried out from 5000/sup 0/K to low temperatures. This report presents the methods of calculation used. The thermodynamics involved is rather straightforward and the reader is referred to any advanced thermodynamic text. The calculations were largely carried out using an HP-65 programmable calculator. In this report, those programs are reformulated for use with the HP-67 calculator; great reduction in the number of programs required to carry out the calculation results.

  7. Dietas para Leitões nas Fases de Creche e Diferentes Idades ao Desmame

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    Full Text Available Oitenta leitões, metade desmamada aos 20 de idade e metade aos 25 dias de idade, com respectivos pesos: 4,55 ± 0,67 e 6,62 ± 0,92 kg, foram distribuídos em delineamento experimental de blocos casualizados em esquema fatorial, com cinco repetições e quatro animais por unidade experimental, visando-se estudar dois tipos de dieta e duas idades de desmame e seus efeitos nas fases de crescimento e terminação. As diferentes características das dietas foram obtidas com níveis de inclusão dos ingredientes: leite em pó desnatado, açúcar e óleo de soja. Não houve interação de dieta com idade ao desmame, e sim efeitos isolados dos fatores nas variáveis medidas. Até os 42 dias de idade, os leitões que consumiram a dieta com alta inclusão de leite em pó, açúcar e óleo tiveram melhor desempenho, enquanto o efeito da maior idade (25 dias ao desmame influenciou apenas o ganho de peso. Dos 42 aos 63 dias de idade, a dieta com leite em pó propiciou melhor conversão alimentar e o efeito benéfico do desmame aos 25 dias de idade persistiu no ganho de peso. Os animais que consumiram dietas com altos níveis (40 e 20% do produto lácteo nos períodos de creche atingiram os 94,1 kg em menor tempo. Em relação aos que receberam as dietas com 10 e 0% de produto lácteo nas mesmas fases, a redução do período foi de 5 dias na idade final à terminação. Nas fases iniciais de crescimento, a alta inclusão de leite em pó desnatado favorece o desempenho dos leitões e a idade de desmame aos 25 dias é melhor do que a idade de desmame aos 20 dias. O acumulado das diferenças no desempenho, subseqüentemente aos tratamentos aplicados nos períodos de creche, deve ser melhor avaliado na idade final do suíno ao peso de abate.

  8. Dieta habitual e fatores de risco para doenças cardiovasculares

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    Ana Maria Cervato

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Estudo descritivo por amostragem em munícípio do Estado de São Paulo, Brasil, em 1990, com objetivo de analisar, mediante entrevistas domiciliares, a dieta habitual e fatores de risco para doenças cardiovasculares em indivíduos maiores de 20 anos. METODOLOGIA: Foram entrevistados 557 indivíduos, de idade entre 20 e 88 anos, que fazem parte de subamostra de um estudo global na região. A dieta habitual, identificada pelo histórico alimentar foi comparada às recomendações da OMS e os fatores de risco estudados (obesidade, dislipidemias, diabetes melito diagnosticados pelo Índice de Massa Corpórea e dosagens bioquímicas. RESULTADOS E CONCLUSÕES: Observou-se que 60% da população consome dieta com energia total abaixo da estimativa das necessidades e que a contribuição calórica dos carboidratos foi de 56%, dos lipídios de 29% e das proteínas de 15%. Entretanto, na análise por percentil, a contribuição calórica dos lipídios e das proteínas encontra-se muito acima dos padrões recomendados em detrimento dos carboidratos. A energia, distribuição calórica e quantidade de colesterol foi adequada em apenas 5% das dietas. Dentre os fatores de risco para doenças cardiovasculares estudados observou-se a prevalência de obesidade em 38% dos indivíduos, de dislipidemias em 26% e de diabetes melito em 5%. A atividade física leve preponderante com dieta inadequada, tanto em termos de qualitativos quanto quantitativos, agravam ainda mais esse quadro.

  9. Proteínas da soja processadas de diferentes modos em dietas para desmame de leitões

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    Bertol,Teresinha Marisa; Mores,Nelson; Ludke,Jorge Vítor; Franke,Márcia Regina

    2001-01-01

    Foi realizado um experimento para avaliar a substituição parcial do farelo de soja (FS) por outros subprodutos da soja obtidos por intermédio de diferentes tipos de processamento, bem como comparar estes subprodutos entre si, como fonte protéica na dieta de leitões desmamados aos 21 dias de idade. Com este objetivo foram comparados quatro tratamentos: T1 - dieta controle, com FS como única fonte protéica; T2, T3 e T4 -- 50% do FS da dieta controle foi substituído por soja integral extrusada (...

  10. GALILEO: un nuovo server HP SuperDome per il calcolo parallelo al CILEA

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    Arlandini, Claudio

    2002-01-01

    Il CILEA potenzia il suo parco macchine per il calcolo parallelo ad alte prestazioni con un server HP Superdome a 64 processori, e 64GB di memoria centrale. Questa acquisizione conferma il CILEA tra le più importanti realtà del supercalcolo europeo.

  11. hp-FEM electromechanical transduction model of ionic polymer metal composites

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    Pugal, D.; Šolín, Pavel; Kim, K.; Aabloo, A.

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 260, April (2014), s. 135-148 ISSN 0377-0427 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP102/11/0498 Institutional support: RVO:61388998 Keywords : hp-FEM * Nernst-Planck * Poisson Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering Impact factor: 1.266, year: 2014

  12. On Adjusting the H-P Filter for the Frequency of Observations

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    Uhlig, H.F.H.V.S.; Ravn, M.

    1997-01-01

    This paper studies how the HP-Filter should be adjusted, when changing the frequency of observations. The usual choices in the literature are to adjust the smoothing parameter by multiplying it with either the square of the observation frequency ratios or simply with the observation frequency. In

  13. Susceptibility of the Tomato Mutant High Pigment-2dg (hp-2dg) to Orobanche spp. Infection

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    Lopez Raez, J.A.; Charnikhova, T.; Mulder, P.P.J.; Kohlen, W.; Bino, R.J.; Levin, I.; Bouwmeester, H.J.

    2008-01-01

    The consumption of natural products with potential health benefits has been continuously growing, and enhanced pigmentation is of major economic importance in fruits and vegetables. The tomato hp-2dg is an important mutant line that has been introgressed into commercial tomato cultivars marketed as

  14. Susceptibility of the tomato mutant high pigment-2dg (hp-2dg) to Orobanche spp. infection.

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    López-Ráez, Juan Antonio; Charnikhova, Tatsiana; Mulder, Patrick; Kohlen, Wouter; Bino, Raoul; Levin, Ilan; Bouwmeester, Harro

    2008-08-13

    The consumption of natural products with potential health benefits has been continuously growing, and enhanced pigmentation is of major economic importance in fruits and vegetables. The tomato hp-2 ( dg ) is an important mutant line that has been introgressed into commercial tomato cultivars marketed as lycopene rich tomatoes (LRT) because of their enhanced fruit pigmentation, attributed to higher levels of carotenoids, including lycopene. Strigolactones are signaling compounds that mediate host finding in root parasitic plants and are biosynthetically derived from carotenoids. Considering the high carotenoid content of the hp-2 ( dg ) mutant, we studied its susceptibility to the root parasite Orobanche. In a field experiment, the average number of Orobanche aegyptiaca plants growing on hp-2 ( dg ) was surprisingly significantly reduced compared with its isogenic wild-type counterpart. In vitro assays and LC-MS/MS analysis showed that this reduction was associated with a lower production of strigolactones, which apparently renders the high-carotenoid hp-2 ( dg ) mutant less susceptible to Orobanche.

  15. An hp-adaptive strategy for the solution of the exact kernel curved wire Pocklington equation

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    D.J.P. Lahaye (Domenico); P.W. Hemker (Piet)

    2007-01-01

    textabstractIn this paper we introduce an adaptive method for the numerical solution of the Pocklington integro-differential equation with exact kernel for the current induced in a smoothly curved thin wire antenna. The hp-adaptive technique is based on the representation of the discrete solution,

  16. Machinability of HP-9-4-20 high-strength steel

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    Morris, T.O.

    1976-01-01

    Machinability tests were conducted on HP-9-4-20 high-strength steel. This material was found to be easier to machine to close tolerances than the maraging steels when heat treated to a similar yield strength and fracture-toughness level. (auth)

  17. Diagnostic value of 14C urea breath test for Hp-associated peptic ulcer

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    Yuan Jimin; Xiang Zuqiong; Chen Ying; Xiao Shudong; Zhang Darong; Liu Wenzhong

    1998-01-01

    Purpose: To develop a method of 14 C urea breath test and to evaluate the accuracy of the method in clinical diagnosis. Methods: Helicobacter pylori(Hp)-positive patients were defined either by positive bacterial culture or by positive rapid urease test of endoscopic biopsy specimens. 1384 patients with suspected peptic disease were underwent 14 C urea breath test. Of them, 44 patients underwent dynamic test at various intervals to determine the optimal time for expiratory air collection. Results: Dynamic breath test showed that the highest point of 14 C counts was at 30 min after administration of 14 C urea. When a cut-off value of 3.5 was selected, the sensitivity and specificity was of the test for detecting Hp infection 96.7% and 96.5% respectively. Hp positive rate detected by 14 C urea breath test in 1092 adults and 292 children was 50.4% and 81.2%. Conclusions: This study suggests that 14 C urea breath test is a simple and reliable method for detection of Hp infection and is of high sensitivity and specificity

  18. New approach to calculate the true-coincidence effect of HpGe detector

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    Alnour, I. A., E-mail: aaibrahim3@live.utm.my, E-mail: ibrahim.elnour@yahoo.com [Department of Physics, Faculty of Pure and Applied Science, International University of Africa, 12223 Khartoum (Sudan); Wagiran, H. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Skudai,Johor (Malaysia); Ibrahim, N. [Faculty of Defence Science and Technology, National Defence University of Malaysia, Kem Sungai Besi, 57000 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia); Hamzah, S.; Elias, M. S. [Malaysia Nuclear Agency (MNA), Bangi, 43000 Kajang, Selangor D.E. (Malaysia); Siong, W. B. [Chemistry Department, Faculty of Resource Science & Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak (Malaysia)

    2016-01-22

    The corrections for true-coincidence effects in HpGe detector are important, especially at low source-to-detector distances. This work established an approach to calculate the true-coincidence effects experimentally for HpGe detectors of type Canberra GC3018 and Ortec GEM25-76-XLB-C, which are in operation at neutron activation analysis lab in Malaysian Nuclear Agency (NM). The correction for true-coincidence effects was performed close to detector at distances 2 and 5 cm using {sup 57}Co, {sup 60}Co, {sup 133}Ba and {sup 137}Cs as standard point sources. The correction factors were ranged between 0.93-1.10 at 2 cm and 0.97-1.00 at 5 cm for Canberra HpGe detector; whereas for Ortec HpGe detector ranged between 0.92-1.13 and 0.95-100 at 2 and 5 cm respectively. The change in efficiency calibration curve of the detector at 2 and 5 cm after correction was found to be less than 1%. Moreover, the polynomial parameters functions were simulated through a computer program, MATLAB in order to find an accurate fit to the experimental data points.

  19. 76 FR 10403 - Hewlett Packard (HP), Global Product Development, Engineering Workstation Refresh Team, Working...

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA-W-73,488] Hewlett Packard (HP), Global Product Development, Engineering Workstation Refresh Team, Working On-Site at General Motors... groups: The Non-Information Technology Business Development Team, the Engineering Application Support...

  20. Directional motion of foreign plasmid DNA to nuclear HP1 foci

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    Ondřej, Vladan; Kozubek, Stanislav; Lukášová, Emilie; Falk, Martin; Matula, Pa.; Matula, Pe.; Kozubek, M.

    2006-01-01

    Roč. 14, č. 5 (2006), s. 505-514 ISSN 0967-3849 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA202/02/0804; GA AV ČR(CZ) IAA1065203 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50040507 Keywords : heterochromatin * plastid * HP1 protein Subject RIV: BO - Biophysics Impact factor: 3.057, year: 2006

  1. On optimal node and polynomial degree distribution in one-dimensional hp -FEM

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    Chleboun, J.; Šolín, Pavel

    2013-01-01

    Roč. 95, č. 1 (2013), s. 75-88 ISSN 1436-5057 R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP105/10/1682 Institutional support: RVO:61388998 Keywords : hp * boundary value problem * optimal mesh Subject RIV: JM - Building Engineering

  2. Helicobacter pylori HP1034 (ylxH) is required for motility

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    van Amsterdam, Karin; van der Ende, Arie

    2004-01-01

    Background. Helicobacter pylori motility is essential for the colonization and persistence in the human gastric mucosa. So far, more than 50 genes have been described to play a role in flagellar biosynthesis. H. pylori YlxH (HP1034) is annotated as an ATP-binding protein. However, H. pylori YlxH

  3. Adaptive hp-FEM with Arbitrary-Level Hanging Nodes for Maxwell’s Equations

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    Šolín, Pavel; Dubcová, Lenka; Doležel, Ivo

    2010-01-01

    Roč. 2, č. 4 (2010), s. 518-532 ISSN 2070-0733 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20570509 Keywords : hp-FEM * arbitrary-level hanging nodes * irregular meshes Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering Impact factor: 0.510, year: 2010 http://www.global-sci.org/aamm/

  4. By die uittrede van Prof. H.P. Wolmarans | Oosthuizen | HTS ...

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    HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies. Journal Home · ABOUT THIS JOURNAL · Advanced Search · Current Issue · Archives · Journal Home > Vol 15, No 2-4 (1959) >. Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads. Username, Password, Remember me, or Register. By die uittrede van Prof. H.P. Wolmarans.

  5. Space-time adaptive hp-FEM for problems with traveling sharp fronts

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    Šolín, Pavel; Korous, L.

    2013-01-01

    Roč. 95, č. 1 (2013), S709-S722 ISSN 0010-485X Institutional support: RVO:61388998 Keywords : adaptive hp-FEM * transient problems * sharp fronts Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics Impact factor: 1.055, year: 2013

  6. One step ahead of technology Cern and HP - an ideal team project

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    Garvey, Kelsey

    2009-01-01

    "In 2004, the It team at Cern recognized the comprehensiveness and future of the LHC Computing Grid Project and realized that the IT infrastructures were not sufficient enough to manage the data. Cern therefore partnered with HP ProCurve the following year to minimize the day-to-day workload and improve infrastructure for data output" (1 page)

  7. Genome-wide analysis reveals the extent of EAV-HP integration in domestic chicken.

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    Wragg, David; Mason, Andrew S; Yu, Le; Kuo, Richard; Lawal, Raman A; Desta, Takele Taye; Mwacharo, Joram M; Cho, Chang-Yeon; Kemp, Steve; Burt, David W; Hanotte, Olivier

    2015-10-14

    EAV-HP is an ancient retrovirus pre-dating Gallus speciation, which continues to circulate in modern chicken populations, and led to the emergence of avian leukosis virus subgroup J causing significant economic losses to the poultry industry. We mapped EAV-HP integration sites in Ethiopian village chickens, a Silkie, Taiwan Country chicken, red junglefowl Gallus gallus and several inbred experimental lines using whole-genome sequence data. An average of 75.22 ± 9.52 integration sites per bird were identified, which collectively group into 279 intervals of which 5 % are common to 90 % of the genomes analysed and are suggestive of pre-domestication integration events. More than a third of intervals are specific to individual genomes, supporting active circulation of EAV-HP in modern chickens. Interval density is correlated with chromosome length (P < 2.31(-6)), and 27 % of intervals are located within 5 kb of a transcript. Functional annotation clustering of genes reveals enrichment for immune-related functions (P < 0.05). Our results illustrate a non-random distribution of EAV-HP in the genome, emphasising the importance it may have played in the adaptation of the species, and provide a platform from which to extend investigations on the co-evolutionary significance of endogenous retroviral genera with their hosts.

  8. Critical Success Factors in Crafting Strategic Architecture for E-Learning at HP University

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    Sharma, Kunal; Pandit, Pallvi; Pandit, Parul

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to outline the critical success factors for crafting a strategic architecture for e-learning at HP University. Design/methodology/approach: A descriptive survey type of research design was used. An empirical study was conducted on students enrolled with the International Centre for Distance and Open Learning…

  9. 75 FR 34169 - Hewlett-Packard Company, Inkjet Consumer Solutions, HP Consumer Hardware Inkjet Lab, Including...

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    ... Hardware Inkjet Lab, Including Leased Workers From Hightower Technology Capital, Inc., Syncro Design, VMC, PDG Oncore, K Force, Supply Source, Sigma Design, Novo Engineering, Act, Stilwell Baker, and... Company, Inkjet Consumer Solutions, HP Consumer Hardware Inkjet Lab, Vancouver, Washington. The notice was...

  10. [Relationships between the enrichment of ETBF, Fn, Hp in intestinal and colorectal cancer].

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    Zhang, J; Lu, X L; Zhao, G; Shi, H T; Geng, Y; Zhong, W T; Dong, L

    2018-02-23

    Objective: To explore relationships between the enrichment of ETBF, Fn, Hp in feces, tissues and colorectal cancer. Methods: Feces, lesion tissue and adjacent tissue from 24 patients with colorectal cancer and 31 patients with adenomas were collected, and we collected Feces and tissue of 20 healthy control persons. Then the copy numbers of enterotoxigenic B. fragilis (ETBF), Fusobacterium nucleatum (Fn) and Helicobacter pylori (Hp) were determined by quantitative real-time PCR. Immunohistochemical method was used to examine the expression intensity of EGFR and p53, and the relationships between different expression intensity of EGFR, p53 and the numbers of three bacterias. Results: In the feces, copy numbers of ETBF and Fn were as follous: colorectal cancer group>adenomas group>healthy control group ( P healthy control group ( P healthy control group ( P adenomas group>healthy control group ( P healthy control group ( P healthy control group ( P bacteria in the lesion tissue and the adjacent tissue had no significant difference. This happened both in colorectal cancer group and adenomas group. The different expression intensity of EGFR, p53 and the number of three bacteria showed no obviously statistical correlation( P >0.05). Conclusion: Adenomatous polyp and colorectal cancer patients show high enrichment of ETBF, Fn and Hp in both feces and tissues. ETBF, Fn and Hp probably contribute to the development of adenomatous polyp and colorectal cancer. Trial registration Chinese Clinical Trial Registry, ChiCTR-BOC-17012509.

  11. Developing Consensus on the CompHP Professional Standards for Health Promotion in Europe

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    Speller, Viv; Parish, Richard; Davison, Heather; Zilnyk, Anna

    2012-01-01

    Building on the CompHP Core Competencies for health promotion the Professional Standards for Health Promotion have been developed and consulted on across Europe. The standards were formulated to fit within the complexity of professional, occupational and educational standards frameworks in Europe as learning outcome standards with performance…

  12. A sensitization effect of hematoporphyrin oligomer (HpO) and caffeine for X-ray radiation of skin cancer

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    Ishiguro, Kazumori; Ueda, Keiichi; Miyoshi, Norio; Nakanishi, Kazuo; Fukuda, Masaru

    1990-01-01

    Human malignant melanoma cells (G-361) were irradiated with X-ray for different irradiation times. The amount of DNA damage was much increased by the treatment of the cells with hematoporphyrin oligomer (HpO) before X-ray irradiation. Furthermore, it was found that the caffeine inhibited effectively the repair of the damaged DNA. Furthermore, HpO was administered before X-ray irradiation of transplantable skin tumor in C3H mice and/or caffeine was to be given the mouse after X-ray irradiation. The growth of the irradiated tumor combined with HpO and/or caffeine was more inhibited, and the necrotic area was more expanded than that of the tumor irradiated with X-ray only. Labeling Index utilizing bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) in the viable area of the treated tumor decreased when HpO and/or caffeine were administered. The amount of DNA damage more increased in the irradiated tumor cells given HpO than the only irradiated cells. And, the repair of the damaged DNA was more delayed in the irradiated tumor cells combined with HpO and caffeine than those with other treatments. In conclusion, it was considered that HpO might be a radioactive sensitizer and caffeine enhanced the inhibition of the repair of DNA damaged. We hope that the treatment of X-ray radiation combined with HpO and caffeine is useful for clinical treatment of human malignant tumor. (author) 54 refs

  13. The Aurora A-HP1γ pathway regulates gene expression and mitosis in cells from the sperm lineage.

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    Leonard, Phoebe H; Grzenda, Adrienne; Mathison, Angela; Morbeck, Dean E; Fredrickson, Jolene R; de Assuncao, Thiago M; Christensen, Trace; Salisbury, Jeffrey; Calvo, Ezequiel; Iovanna, Juan; Coddington, Charles C; Urrutia, Raul; Lomberk, Gwen

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    HP1γ, a well-known regulator of gene expression, has been recently identified to be a target of Aurora A, a mitotic kinase which is important for both gametogenesis and embryogenesis. The purpose of this study was to define whether the Aurora A-HP1γ pathway supports cell division of gametes and/or early embryos, using western blot, immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, shRNA-based knockdown, site-directed mutagenesis, and Affymetrix-based genome-wide expression profiles. We find that the form of HP1γ phosphorylated by Aurora A, P-Ser83 HP1γ, is a passenger protein, which localizes to the spermatozoa centriole and axoneme. In addition, disruption in this pathway causes centrosomal abnormalities and aberrations in cell division. Expression profiling of male germ cell lines demonstrates that HP1γ phosphorylation is critical for the regulation of mitosis-associated gene expression networks. In female gametes, we observe that P-Ser83-HP1γ is not present in meiotic centrosomes of M2 oocytes, but after syngamy, it becomes detectable during cleavage divisions, coinciding with early embryonic genome activation. These results support the idea that phosphorylation of HP1γ by Aurora A plays a role in the regulation of gene expression and mitotic cell division in cells from the sperm lineage and in early embryos. Combined, this data is relevant to better understanding the function of HP1γ in reproductive biology.

  14. HP-9810A calculator programs for plotting the 2-dimensional motion of cyclindrical payloads relative to the shuttle orbiter

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    Wilson, S. W.

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    The HP-9810A calculator programs described provide the capability to generate HP-9862A plotter displays which depict the apparent motion of a free-flying cyclindrical payload relative to the shuttle orbiter body axes by projecting the payload geometry into the orbiter plane of symmetry at regular time intervals.

  15. A parallel direct solver for the self-adaptive hp Finite Element Method

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    Paszyński, Maciej R.

    2010-03-01

    In this paper we present a new parallel multi-frontal direct solver, dedicated for the hp Finite Element Method (hp-FEM). The self-adaptive hp-FEM generates in a fully automatic mode, a sequence of hp-meshes delivering exponential convergence of the error with respect to the number of degrees of freedom (d.o.f.) as well as the CPU time, by performing a sequence of hp refinements starting from an arbitrary initial mesh. The solver constructs an initial elimination tree for an arbitrary initial mesh, and expands the elimination tree each time the mesh is refined. This allows us to keep track of the order of elimination for the solver. The solver also minimizes the memory usage, by de-allocating partial LU factorizations computed during the elimination stage of the solver, and recomputes them for the backward substitution stage, by utilizing only about 10% of the computational time necessary for the original computations. The solver has been tested on 3D Direct Current (DC) borehole resistivity measurement simulations problems. We measure the execution time and memory usage of the solver over a large regular mesh with 1.5 million degrees of freedom as well as on the highly non-regular mesh, generated by the self-adaptive h p-FEM, with finite elements of various sizes and polynomial orders of approximation varying from p = 1 to p = 9. From the presented experiments it follows that the parallel solver scales well up to the maximum number of utilized processors. The limit for the solver scalability is the maximum sequential part of the algorithm: the computations of the partial LU factorizations over the longest path, coming from the root of the elimination tree down to the deepest leaf. © 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. LEO to GEO (and Beyond) Transfers Using High Power Solar Electric Propulsion (HP-SEP)

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    Loghry, Christopher S.; Oleson, Steven R.; Woytach, Jeffrey M.; Martini, Michael C.; Smith, David A.; Fittje, James E.; Gyekenyesi, John Z.; Colozza, Anthony J.; Fincannon, James; Bogner, Aimee; hide

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    Rideshare, or Multi-Payload launch configurations, are becoming more and more commonplace but access to space is only one part of the overall mission needs. The ability for payloads to achieve their target orbits or destinations can still be difficult and potentially not feasible with on-board propulsion limitations. The High Power Solar Electric Propulsion (HP-SEP) Orbital Maneuvering Vehicle (OMV) provides transfer capabilities for both large and small payload in excess of what is possible with chemical propulsion. Leveraging existing secondary payload adapter technology like the ESPA provides a platform to support Multi-Payload launch and missions. When coupled with HP-SEP, meaning greater than 30 kW system power, very large delta-V maneuvers can be accomplished. The HP-SEP OMV concept is designed to perform a Low Earth Orbit to Geosynchronous Orbit (LEO-GEO) transfer of up to six payloads each with 300kg mass. The OMV has enough capability to perform this 6 kms maneuver and have residual capacity to extend an additional transfer from GEO to Lunar orbit. This high deltaV capability is achieved using state of the art 12.5kW Hall Effect Thrusters (HET) coupled with high power roll up solar arrays. The HP-SEP OMV also provides a demonstration platform for other SEP technologies such as advanced Power Processing Units (PPU), Xenon Feed Systems (XFS), and other HET technologies. The HP-SEP OMV platform can be leveraged for other missions as well such as interplanetary science missions and applications for resilient space architectures.

  17. Diet-induced developmental plasticity in life histories and energy metabolism in a beetle La dieta induce plasticidad del desarrollo en los rasgos de historia de vida y metabolismo energético en un escarabajo

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    SERGIO URREJOLA

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    estar conectados con una relación alométrica, la cual varía a lo largo del desarrollo. Una disociación entre los distintos estadios ontogenéticos debiese representar un nulo efecto del ambiente experimentado durante la ontogenia temprana en la expresión de los rasgos de los individuos adultos. La calidad del alimento influencia la sobrevivencia, desarrollo y reproducción en la mayoría de los artrópodos herbívoros. En este estudio examinamos los efectos de la cantidad de proteína en la dieta sobre los rasgos fisiológicos y de historia de vida en el escarabajo Tenebrio molitor a través de toda la ontogenia. Con larvas recién eclosionadas se establecieron cuatro tratamientos experimentales: Baja Proteína (LP, Control Baja Proteína (LPC, Alta Proteína (HP y Control Alta Proteína (HPC. Los individuos fueron mantenidos en la misma dieta o transferidos a la dieta opuesta en el estadio de pupa y mantenidos durante todo el periodo de adulto. Contrario a lo esperado, la duración del ciclo de vida, tasa de crecimiento larval y masa corporal en T. molitor fue similar entre los distintos tratamientos. Además, se econtraron compromisos individuales entre la dieta ambiental (contenido rico o pobre de proteína durante la fase larval y el número de huevos de hembras adultas. Las larvas alimentadas en una dieta con deficiencia en proteína exhibieron una tasa respiratoria significativamente mayor que larvas alimentadas en una dieta rica en proteínas. La alimentación compensatoria podría estar actuando en las larvas de T. molitor indicando diferencias en el metabolismo pero no en la tasa de crecimiento, masa corporal y las características del ciclo de vida. Nuestros resultados demuestran plasticidad fenotípica de los rasgos metabólicos y de historia de vida en T. molitor y cómo esta cambia en relación a la dieta y cómo estos cambios pueden tener efectos significativos sobre la adecuación biológica de la progenie y de la hembra.

  18. Sustitución de alimento concentrado, con morera fresca (Morus alba, en la dieta de vacas lecheras

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    Carlos Boschini

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    Full Text Available Se experimentaron cuatro dietas balanceadas con sustitución de alimento concentrado por la inclusión de 0, 20, 40 y 60% de materia seca de hojas de morera de 84 días. El consumo de materia seca total fue de 3,12 a 3,24% con relación al peso vivo. No se apreciaron diferencias importantes (P≥0,05 en el consumo total de MS entre vacas dentro de un mismo tratamiento. En la dieta sin morera (0%, el forraje constituyó el 42% y en la dieta con 60% de morera constituyó el 86% de la materia seca. El consumo de morera fue cercano a 2% en la dieta con 60%. La tasa de sustitución fue de 677 g/animal- /día de materia seca de concentrado por cada kilogramo de materia seca de morera agregada a la dieta, más la sustitución de 323 g/animal/día del sorgo negro forrajero y de la soja en mezcla para los dietas que contienen esta última. El reemplazo de proteína fue de 576 g/animal/día del concentrado y 424 g/animal/día del sorgo negro forrajero y soja por cada kilogramo de proteína cruda de morera adicionada. Cada megacalor ía de energía digestible de morera agregada a la dieta sustituyó 0,675 mcal/animal/día de energía del concentrado y 0,325 mcal/animal/día de la mezcla sorgo negro forrajero y soja. Se encontraron diferencias (P0,05 entre el peso inicial y final de los animales y las variaciones de producción de leche diaria fueron de pequeña magnitud dentro de dietas.

  19. Dieta de la lagartija de las playas Microlophus peruvianus (Reptilia: Tropiduridae en la playa Santo Domingo, Ica, Perú

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    Eliana Quispitúpac

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    Full Text Available La lagartija de las playas Microlophus peruvianus es uno de los saurios más conspicuos del Desierto Costero peruano, sin embargo, existe muy poca información sobre su dieta. Se reporta información de la dieta de M. peruvianus en la playa Santo Domingo, Ica, que evidencia importantes diferencias entre los principales item alimentarios de juveniles y adultos, que podrían estar reduciendo la competencia intraespecífica.

  20. Ácidos graxos trans: implicações nutricionais e fontes na dieta

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    Martin,Clayton Antunes; Matshushita,Makoto; Souza,Nilson Evelázio de

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    Este artigo revisa as principais fontes de ácidos graxos trans na dieta e as implicações nutricionais da ingestão elevada destes isômeros. São apresentados resumidamente os métodos analíticos utilizados na identificação e quantificação dos ácidos graxos trans, sendo abordados as suas vantagens e desvantagens. Os alimentos que empregam gordura parcialmente hidrogenada na sua produção, são fontes importantes de isômeros trans na dieta da maior parte da população em países industrializados. Este...

  1. Dieta de Podocnemis erythrocephala (Testudines: Podocnemididae) no Parque Nacional do Jaú, Amazonas, Brasil.

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    Santos Junior, Ladislau Brito

    2009-01-01

    Estudou-se a dieta de Podocnemis erythrocephala durante o período hidrológico da cheia do rio Jaú no Parque Nacional do Jaú, Amazonas, Brasil. Coletou-se o conteúdo estomacal de 42 indivíduos adultos (17 machos e 25 fêmeas) por meio de lavagem estomacal. Analisou-se a freqüência de ocorrência, volume percentual e índice de relativa importância. A similaridade da dieta de machos e fêmeas foi medida utilizando-se o índice simplificado de Morisita. Para analisar se as diferenças no consumo de ma...

  2. Desempenho de cordeiros confinados, alimentados com dietas à base de torta de girassol

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    Deivison Novaes Rodrigues

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar os efeitos da inclusão da torta de girassol na dieta de cordeiros em confinamento sobre o desempenho produtivo dos animais. Utilizaram-se 40 cordeiros sem raça definida, não castrados, com peso médio inicial de 20,17±2,66 kg, alimentados com 0, 7, 14, 21 e 28% de torta de girassol na dieta (base seca. O experimento foi conduzido em delineamento de blocos ao acaso. A inclusão de torta de girassol na dieta não alterou o consumo médio de matéria seca (883,58 g por dia, a conversão alimentar (4,40 e o consumo médio de água (2,59 L por dia. O aumento dos níveis de torta de girassol diminuiu linearmente o peso final, o ganho de peso total, o ganho de peso diário e a área de olho de lombo. O nível de inclusão de até 28% não afeta o consumo médio de matéria seca e de água, mas reduz o desempenho e a área de olho de lombo. Para obter o menor custo com a dieta, o nível de inclusão da torta de girassol pode atingir até 28% da matéria seca, quando o seu preço representar até 40% do preço da mistura entre milho e farelo de soja.

  3. Helicobacter pylori FlhB function: the F1hB C-terminal homologue HP1575 acts as a "Spare part" to permit flagellar export when the HP0770 FlhB(CC) domain is deleted

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    Wand, Matthew E.; Sockett, R. Elizabeth; Evans, Katy J.; Doherty, Neil; Sharp, Paul M.; Hardie, Kim R.; Winzer, Klaus

    2006-01-01

    In Helicobacterpylori 26695, a gene annotated HP1575 encodes a putative protein of unknown function which shows significant similarity to part of the C-terminal domain of the flagellar export protein FlhB. In Salmonella enterica, this part (FibB,c) is proteolytically cleaved from the full-length FlhB, a processing event that is required for flagellar protein export and, thus, motility. The role of FlhB (HP0770) and its C-terminal homologue HP1575 was studied in H. pylori using a range of nonp...

  4. Antioxidantes da dieta como inibidores da nefrotoxicidade induzida pelo antitumoral cisplatina

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    Antunes Lusânia Maria Greggi

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available A cisplatina é uma droga antineoplásica altamente efetiva contra vários tipos de cânceres humanos, tais como tumores do testículo e ovário, câncer da cabeça e pescoço e câncer do pulmão. Entretanto, a nefrotoxicidade é um dos principais efeitos colaterais da terapia com a cisplatina. A gravidade da nefrotoxicidade induzida pela cisplatina está relacionada com a concentração de platina nos rins. As evidências mostram que a nefrotoxicidade induzida pela cisplatina é atribuída ao dano oxidativo resultante da geração de radicais livres, e que a administração de antioxidantes é eficiente na inibição destes efeitos colaterais. Uma abordagem alternativa para proteger os roedores dos efeitos colaterais da cisplatina é o uso de conhecidos antioxidantes da dieta. Alguns estudos têm sido realizados para diminuir a peroxidação lipídica e os efeitos citotóxicos induzidos pela cisplatina, com o emprego de antioxidantes da dieta, tais como, selenito de sódio, vitaminas C e E, curcumina e o carotenóide bixina. Nós sugerimos que aqueles antioxidantes da dieta têm efeito nefroprotetor, e que os mecanismos antioxidantes destes compostos deveriam ser explorados durante a quimioterapia com a cisplatina.

  5. Dieta, obesidad y sedentarismo como factores de riesgo del cáncer de mama

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    Carlos Antonio Oliva Anaya

    Full Text Available El cáncer de mama es la primera causa de muerte por tumores malignos entre las mujeres. Una dieta no saludable, el sedentarismo y la obesidad son factores de riesgo importantes para padecer cáncer de mama, sobre todo en mujeres posmenopáusicas. El objetivo del presente trabajo es revisar los estudios epidemiológicos más relevantes sobre dieta, obesidad y cáncer de mama en las mujeres. Se estableció una estrategia de información, educación y comunicación social como apoyo a las acciones del Programa Nacional de Control de Cáncer Mamario. Para la prevención y tratamiento de la obesidad e incidencia de cáncer de mama es necesario actividades de educación nutricional, para producir cambios en los patrones y hábitos alimentarios y por consiguiente de estilos de vida, que promuevan una dieta más variada y el aumento del ejercicio físico, entre otros aspectos.

  6. Acne e dieta: verdade ou mito? Acne and diet: truth or myth?

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    Adilson Costa

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Nos últimos 50 anos, foram publicados inúmeros estudos com a finalidade de comprovar se a dieta está relacionada à etiologia da acne. Embora existam estudos antigos, que são bem difundidos entre os dermatologistas e negam a associação entre acne e dieta, seu delineamento científico é pobre. Recentemente, novos artigos demonstraram evidências contrárias às publicações anteriores. Sendo assim, os autores realizaram esta revisão bibliográfica com o intuito de averiguar se a dieta influencia direta ou indiretamente um ou mais dos quatro pilares etiopatogênicos fundamentais da acne: (1 hiperproliferação dos queratinócitos basais, (2 aumento da produção sebácea, (3 colonização pelo Propionibacterium acnes e (4 inflamação.Numerous studies were published over the last 50 years to investigate whether diet is associated with the etiology of acne. Although older studies well known by dermatologists that refute the association between acne and diet exist, their scientific foundation is weak. New articles have recently brought to light evidence contrary to previous findings. Therefore, we would like to investigate whether diet, directly or indirectly, influences one or more of the four fundamental etiopathogenic pillars of acne: (1 hyperproliferation of basal keratinocytes, (2 increase of sebaceous production, (3 colonization by Propionibacterium acnes, and (4 inflammation.

  7. Single-molecule kinetic analysis of HP1-chromatin binding reveals a dynamic network of histone modification and DNA interactions.

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    Bryan, Louise C; Weilandt, Daniel R; Bachmann, Andreas L; Kilic, Sinan; Lechner, Carolin C; Odermatt, Pascal D; Fantner, Georg E; Georgeon, Sandrine; Hantschel, Oliver; Hatzimanikatis, Vassily; Fierz, Beat

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    Chromatin recruitment of effector proteins involved in gene regulation depends on multivalent interaction with histone post-translational modifications (PTMs) and structural features of the chromatin fiber. Due to the complex interactions involved, it is currently not understood how effectors dynamically sample the chromatin landscape. Here, we dissect the dynamic chromatin interactions of a family of multivalent effectors, heterochromatin protein 1 (HP1) proteins, using single-molecule fluorescence imaging and computational modeling. We show that the three human HP1 isoforms are recruited and retained on chromatin by a dynamic exchange between histone PTM and DNA bound states. These interactions depend on local chromatin structure, the HP1 isoforms as well as on PTMs on HP1 itself. Of the HP1 isoforms, HP1α exhibits the longest residence times and fastest binding rates due to DNA interactions in addition to PTM binding. HP1α phosphorylation further increases chromatin retention through strengthening of multivalency while reducing DNA binding. As DNA binding in combination with specific PTM recognition is found in many chromatin effectors, we propose a general dynamic capture mechanism for effector recruitment. Multiple weak protein and DNA interactions result in a multivalent interaction network that targets effectors to a specific chromatin modification state, where their activity is required. © The Author(s) 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Nucleic Acids Research.

  8. Bensal HP Treatment for Burn and Excision Wounds: An In-Vivo Assessment of Wound Healing Efficacy and Immunological Impact.

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    Rosen, Jamie; Landriscina, Angelo; Ray, Anjana; Tesfa, Lydia; Nosanchuk, Joshua D; Friedman, Adam J

    2015-11-01

    Natural ingredients are of increasing interest within the field of dermatology. Bensal HP, an ointment containing 3% oak bark extract, 3% salicylic acid, and 6% benzoic acid, is believed to be efficacious against a variety of inflammatory and infectious dermatidites. Here we evaluate Bensal HP's ability to influence wound healing, which has yet to be studied in this setting. Bensal HP applied to burn wounds on the dorsal surface of BALB/c mice significantly attenuated wound expansion in the first few days post-injury as compared to controls. Histological analysis mirrored these findings with accelerated maturation of the wound bed and increased collagen deposition by the end of the study period. Cytokine analysis revealed decreased IL-6 and TNFα secretion in the Bensal HP-treated burns as compared to controls. Similarly, excisional wounds treated with Bensal HP demonstrated comparable wound healing as compared to controls with positive histologic features and increased collagen deposition. Furthermore, IL-6 production was attenuated in the Bensal-HP treated wounds at day 3, with no differences appreciated in IL-6 at day 7 or in TNFα at either time point. While Bensal-HP represents a therapeutic strategy to enhance the histologic and immunologic milieu in burn and excisional wounds, further study is needed to fully elucidate the full potential of this treatment.

  9. Identification of a secreted fatty acid and retinol-binding protein (Hp-FAR-1) from Heligmosomoides polygyrus.

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    Bath, Jennifer L; Robinson, Michael; Kennedy, Malcolm W; Agbasi, Chidimma; Linz, Lucas; Maetzold, Erin; Scheidt, Michael; Knox, Megan; Ram, Daniel; Hein, Jordan; Clark, Colin; Drees, Jeremy

    2009-09-01

    Hp-FAR-1 is a major, secreted antigen of the parasitic nematode Heligmosomoides polygyrus, a laboratory mouse model frequently used to study the cellular mechanisms of chronic helminth infections. The DNA encoding Hp-FAR-1 was recovered by screening a fourth larval (L₄) H. polygyrus cDNA expression library using antibodies raised against L₄ stage excretory/secretory (E/S) proteins. Predictions of secondary structure based on the Hp-FAR-1 amino acid sequence indicated that an alpha-helix predominates in Hp-FAR-1, possibly with some coiled-coil conformation, with no beta-structure. Fluorescence-based ligand binding analysis confirmed that the recombinant Hp-FAR-1 (rHp-FAR-1) binds the fluorescent fatty acid analog 11-((5-[dimethylaminoaphthalene-1-sulfonyl)amino)undecanoic acid (DAUDA), and by competition oleic acid. RT-PCR amplification of the hp-far-1 gene indicated that the gene is transcribed in all parasitic stages of the organism's life cycle. The presence of a secreted FAR protein in the well-defined laboratory model of H. polygyrus provides an excellent model for the further study and analysis of the in vivo role of secreted FAR proteins in parasitism, and supports the mounting evidence that secreted FAR proteins play a major role in nematode parasitism.

  10. Computational investigations on the electronic and structural properties of the unsaturated silylenoid HP=SiLiF.

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    Qi, Yuhua; Ma, Jing; Xu, Chongjuan; Geng, Bing; He, Maoxia

    2014-05-01

    The structures of unsaturated silylenoid HP=SiLiF were studied by density functional theory at the B3LYP/6-311+G(d,P) level. Four equilibrium structures, the three-membered ring (1), the four-membered ring (2), the "classical" silane (3), and the linear (4) structures, were located. Their energies are in the order of 4 > 3 > 1 > 2. To exploit the stability of HP=SiLiF, the insertions reaction of 2 and HP=Si into C-Cl have been investigated, respectively. The results show that the insertion of HP=Si is more favorable. To compare with the saturated silylenoid, the insertion reaction of H2SiLiF was also investigated. The calculations indicate that the insertion of HP=SiLiF (2) is more favorable. The unsaturated siylenoid HP=SiLiF has similar reaction characters to saturated silylenoid H2SiLiF and silylene HP=Si.

  11. Enriquecimiento de la Carne de Cuy (Cavia porcellus) con Ácidos Grasos Omega-3 Mediante Dietas con Aceite de Pescado y Semillas de Sacha Inchi (Plukenetia volubilis)

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    Guevara V., Jorge; Escuela Académica Profesional de Ingeniería Agroindustrial, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima; Rojas M., Sergio; Departamento de Nutrición, Facultad de Zootecnia, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Lima; Carcelén C., Fernando; Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima; Seminario S., Luis; Universidad de Concepción, Chillán

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    El objetivo del estudio fue enriquecer la carne de cuy (Cavia porcellus) con ácidos grasos omega-3 mediante el uso de dietas con fuentes de omega-3. Se utilizaron 48 cuyes machos de 42 días de edad y peso inicial de 615 g. Los cuyes se asignaron al azar a cuatro tratamientos con tres repeticiones (pozas) de cuatro cuyes cada una. Los tratamientos fueron: 1) Dieta control; 2) Dieta suplementada con 1.0% de aceite de pescado; 3) Dieta suplementada con 4.0% de semilla de sacha inchi (Plukenetia ...

  12. Estudio sobre la influencia de la dieta y la actividad física en el perfil lipídico de sujetos vegetarianos

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    Delgado Fernández, Manuel

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    La dieta lactovegetariana se presenta como más favorable para prevenir el riesgo de cardiopatía isquemica en relación a la dieta omnívora y ovolactovegetariana, para sujetos sedentarios sanos de ambos sexos. El cambio a dieta ovolactovegetariana desde dieta omnívora origina disminución de los valores de colesterol total y hdl-colesterol, sin variaciones en el perfil cineantropometrico y capacidad aeróbica. Los sujetos vegetarianos consumen menos grasa saturada y colesterol en relación a sujet...

  13. Single-molecule FRET reveals multiscale chromatin dynamics modulated by HP1α.

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    Kilic, Sinan; Felekyan, Suren; Doroshenko, Olga; Boichenko, Iuliia; Dimura, Mykola; Vardanyan, Hayk; Bryan, Louise C; Arya, Gaurav; Seidel, Claus A M; Fierz, Beat

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    The dynamic architecture of chromatin fibers, a key determinant of genome regulation, is poorly understood. Here, we employ multimodal single-molecule Förster resonance energy transfer studies to reveal structural states and their interconversion kinetics in chromatin fibers. We show that nucleosomes engage in short-lived (micro- to milliseconds) stacking interactions with one of their neighbors. This results in discrete tetranucleosome units with distinct interaction registers that interconvert within hundreds of milliseconds. Additionally, we find that dynamic chromatin architecture is modulated by the multivalent architectural protein heterochromatin protein 1α (HP1α), which engages methylated histone tails and thereby transiently stabilizes stacked nucleosomes. This compacted state nevertheless remains dynamic, exhibiting fluctuations on the timescale of HP1α residence times. Overall, this study reveals that exposure of internal DNA sites and nucleosome surfaces in chromatin fibers is governed by an intrinsic dynamic hierarchy from micro- to milliseconds, allowing the gene regulation machinery to access compact chromatin.

  14. Fuzzy physical programming for Space Manoeuvre Vehicles trajectory optimization based on hp-adaptive pseudospectral method

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    Chai, Runqi; Savvaris, Al; Tsourdos, Antonios

    2016-06-01

    In this paper, a fuzzy physical programming (FPP) method has been introduced for solving multi-objective Space Manoeuvre Vehicles (SMV) skip trajectory optimization problem based on hp-adaptive pseudospectral methods. The dynamic model of SMV is elaborated and then, by employing hp-adaptive pseudospectral methods, the problem has been transformed to nonlinear programming (NLP) problem. According to the mission requirements, the solutions were calculated for each single-objective scenario. To get a compromised solution for each target, the fuzzy physical programming (FPP) model is proposed. The preference function is established with considering the fuzzy factor of the system such that a proper compromised trajectory can be acquired. In addition, the NSGA-II is tested to obtain the Pareto-optimal solution set and verify the Pareto optimality of the FPP solution. Simulation results indicate that the proposed method is effective and feasible in terms of dealing with the multi-objective skip trajectory optimization for the SMV.

  15. Conceptual design of 500 to 3000 hp Stirling engines for stationary power generation

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    Toscano, W. M.; Chandrasehkar, R.; Harvey, A. C.; Lee, K.

    Both near term and far term conceptual designs of a 373 kW (500 hp) to 2237 kW (3000 hp) Stirling engine for stationary power generation have been prepared. The recommended near term conceptual design is modular, consisting of a basic Stirling engine cylinder of 100 kW that is easily adaptable to any type of heat input or machine output. The engine output configuration selected is the single crank, narrow V, multicylinder arrangement in which any number of cylinders, in groups of four or five, provide the desired power rating. For clean fuel combustion, the prevaporized, premixed, combustion method with exhaust gas recirculation is employed. For coal combustion a Wormser Grate two-stage atmospheric fluidized bed combustion system with a high pressure gas circulation loop system is recommended. The predicted overall fuel to electrical energy conversion efficiency varied between 25 and 34 percent, depending on the system configuration.

  16. Modeling of heterogeneous elastic materials by the multiscale hp-adaptive finite element method

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    Klimczak, Marek; Cecot, Witold

    2018-01-01

    We present an enhancement of the multiscale finite element method (MsFEM) by combining it with the hp-adaptive FEM. Such a discretization-based homogenization technique is a versatile tool for modeling heterogeneous materials with fast oscillating elasticity coefficients. No assumption on periodicity of the domain is required. In order to avoid direct, so-called overkill mesh computations, a coarse mesh with effective stiffness matrices is used and special shape functions are constructed to account for the local heterogeneities at the micro resolution. The automatic adaptivity (hp-type at the macro resolution and h-type at the micro resolution) increases efficiency of computation. In this paper details of the modified MsFEM are presented and a numerical test performed on a Fichera corner domain is presented in order to validate the proposed approach.

  17. Weighted curve-fitting program for the HP 67/97 calculator

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    Stockli, M.P.

    1983-01-01

    The HP 67/97 calculator provides in its standard equipment a curve-fit program for linear, logarithmic, exponential and power functions that is quite useful and popular. However, in more sophisticated applications, proper weights for data are often essential. For this purpose a program package was created which is very similar to the standard curve-fit program but which includes the weights of the data for proper statistical analysis. This allows accurate calculation of the uncertainties of the fitted curve parameters as well as the uncertainties of interpolations or extrapolations, or optionally the uncertainties can be normalized with chi-square. The program is very versatile and allows one to perform quite difficult data analysis in a convenient way with the pocket calculator HP 67/97

  18. Improvement of pulmonary absorption of poorly absorbable macromolecules by hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin grafted polyethylenimine (HP-β-CD-PEI) in rats.

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    Zhang, Hailong; Huang, Xiaoyan; Sun, Ya; Lu, Guangyou; Wang, Ke; Wang, Zhigang; Xing, Jianfeng; Gao, Yang

    2015-07-15

    Effects of hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin grafted polyethylenimine (HP-β-CD-PEI) including HP-β-CD-PEI600, HP-β-CD-PEI1800, HP-β-CD-PEI10000 on the pulmonary absorption of insulin, calcitonin, 5(6)-carboxyfluorescein (CF) and fluorescein isothiocyanate dextrans (FDs) with various molecular weights (FD4, FD10 and FD70) were examined by an pulmonary absorption study in rats. Pulmonary absorptions of these poorly absorbable drugs were significantly enhanced by HP-β-CD-PEI1800 and HP-β-CD-PEI10000, and HP-β-CD-PEI1800 with the concentration of 5% (w/v) provided maximal absorption enhancing effect on pulmonary absorption of these model drugs. The toxicity study demonstrated that HP-β-CD-PEI did not induce any toxic action to rat pulmonary membranes. In addition, zeta potential of insulin solution changed to positive by addition of various HP-β-CD-PEI, meanwhile, the degree of positive charge was linearly correlated with absorption enhancing effect of HP-β-CD-PEI, suggesting that positive charge of HP-β-CD-PEI might be related to their absorption enhancing mechanisms for enhancing pulmonary absorption of insulin in rats. In conclusion, HP-β-CD-PEI is a potential and safe absorption enhancer for improving absorption of hydrophilic macromolecules especially peptide and protein drugs by pulmonary delivery. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  19. Modular hp-FEM system HERMES and its application to Maxwell´s equations

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    Vejchodský, Tomáš; Šolín, P.; Zítka, M.

    2007-01-01

    Roč. 76, č. 2 (2007), s. 223-228 ISSN 0378-4754. [MODELLING 2005. Plzeň, 04.06.2005-08.06.2005] R&D Projects: GA ČR GP201/04/P021 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10190503 Keywords : hp-FEM * time-harmonic Maxwell´s equations * hierarchic higher-order edge elements Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics Impact factor: 0.738, year: 2007

  20. Arbitrary-Level Hanging Nodes and Automatic Adaptivity in the hp-FEM

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    Šolín, Pavel; Červený, Jakub; Doležel, Ivo

    2008-01-01

    Roč. 77, č. 1 (2008), s. 117-132 ISSN 0378-4754 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA102/07/0496; GA ČR GA102/05/0629; GA AV ČR IAA100760702 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20570509 Keywords : constrained approximation * hanging nodes * hp-FEM Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering Impact factor: 0.930, year: 2008

  1. Discrete maximum principle for Poisson equation with mixed boundary conditions solved by hp-FEM

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    Vejchodský, Tomáš; Šolín, P.

    2009-01-01

    Roč. 1, č. 2 (2009), s. 201-214 ISSN 2070-0733 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA100760702; GA ČR(CZ) GA102/07/0496; GA ČR GA102/05/0629 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10190503 Keywords : discrete maximum principle * hp-FEM * Poisson equation * mixed boundary conditions Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics

  2. Discrete conservation of nonnegativity for elliptic problems solved by the hp-FEM

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    Šolín, P.; Vejchodský, Tomáš; Araiza, R.

    2007-01-01

    Roč. 76, 1-3 (2007), s. 205-210 ISSN 0378-4754 R&D Projects: GA ČR GP201/04/P021 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10190503 Keywords : discrete nonnegativity conservation * discrete Green's function * elliptic problems * hp-FEM * higher-order finite element methods * Poisson equation * numerical experimetns Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics Impact factor: 0.738, year: 2007

  3. Investigation of the $^{8}$Li($^{2}$H,p)$^{9}$Li Reaction at REX-ISOLDE

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    We propose to investigate the $^{8}$Li($^{2}$H,p )$^{9}$Li reaction at REX-ISOLDE. The main aim is to test a recently found discrepancy in extracted spectroscopic factors for this reaction. As a byproduct we will obtain improved data relevant for predictions of the $^{8}$Li(n,$\\gamma$)$^{9}$Li rate in inhomogeneous nucleosynthesis. For the full experiment including beam tuning and background measurements we ask for 13 shifts.

  4. Effect of chlorpyrifos on soil microbial diversity and its biotransformation by Streptomyces sp. HP-11.

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    Supreeth, M; Chandrashekar, M A; Sachin, N; Raju, N S

    2016-12-01

    The application of pesticides in agricultural fields not only reaches the target pests but also with soil where it interacts with soil microorganisms resulting in change of microbial diversity. Chlorpyrifos (CP) is one such organophosphorous insecticide most widely used against various insects, termites, and beetles throughout the globe. In the present work, the effect of CP on soil microbial population was assessed by the cultivable method. The fertile soil which does not have a history of any pesticide application was treated with 100 and 200 µg/g of CP along with control which received only sterile water and incubated for 1, 7, and 14 days. The soil amended with the insecticide showed decrease in the number of colony forming units (CFU) of bacteria and fungi. However, Streptomyces sp. HP-11 which tolerated high concentration and also inhibited fungal population was further selected for biodegradation studies. After 14 days of incubation in Mineral salt media (MSM), the strain HP-11 biotransformed CP into 3, 5, 6-trichloro-2-pyridinol (TCP) and Diethyl Phosphorothioate (DETP), and its formation was confirmed by the m/z peak of LC-MS analysis, which was later metabolized to unknown polar metabolites. The results obtained highlights that the application of chlorpyrifos favored the Actinomycete growth in the soil, thereby inhibiting other microorganisms and the strain HP-11 harbors metabolic pathway for detoxification of CP and its hydrolysis product TCP into polar metabolites, thus suggesting the strain HP-11 will be a potential bioaugmenting agent for the bioremediation of chlorpyrifos contaminated soil and water.

  5. Substructuring preconditioners for an h-p domain decomposition method with interior penalty mortaring

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    Antonietti, P. F.

    2014-05-13

    We propose and study an iterative substructuring method for an h-p Nitsche-type discretization, following the original approach introduced in Bramble et al. Math. Comp. 47(175):103–134, (1986) for conforming methods. We prove quasi-optimality with respect to the mesh size and the polynomial degree for the proposed preconditioner. Numerical experiments assess the performance of the preconditioner and verify the theory. © 2014, Springer-Verlag Italia.

  6. The CompHP core competencies framework for health promotion in Europe.

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    Barry, Margaret M; Battel-Kirk, Barbara; Dempsey, Colette

    2012-12-01

    The CompHP Project on Developing Competencies and Professional Standards for Health Promotion in Europe was developed in response to the need for new and changing health promotion competencies to address health challenges. This article presents the process of developing the CompHP Core Competencies Framework for Health Promotion across the European Union Member States and Candidate Countries. A phased, multiple-method approach was employed to facilitate a consensus-building process on the development of the core competencies. Key stakeholders in European health promotion were engaged in a layered consultation process using the Delphi technique, online consultations, workshops, and focus groups. Based on an extensive literature review, a mapping process was used to identify the core domains, which informed the first draft of the Framework. A consultation process involving two rounds of a Delphi survey with national experts in health promotion from 30 countries was carried out. In addition, feedback was received from 25 health promotion leaders who participated in two focus groups at a pan-European level and 116 health promotion practitioners who engaged in four country-specific consultations. A further 54 respondents replied to online consultations, and there were a number of followers on various social media platforms. Based on four rounds of redrafting, the final Framework document was produced, consisting of 11 core domains and 68 core competency statements. The CompHP Core Competencies Framework for Health Promotion provides a resource for workforce development in Europe, by articulating the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities that are required for effective practice. The core domains are based on the multidisciplinary concepts, theories, and research that make health promotion distinctive. It is the combined application of all the domains, the knowledge base, and the ethical values that constitute the CompHP Core Competencies Framework for Health

  7. [Effect of Yiqi Huoxue Qingre Huashi Recipe on the Eradication Rate of Hp in Peptic Ulcer Patients].

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    Dai, Gao-zhong; Fan, Xian-jing; Tian, Qiu-shi; Zhu, Shi-kai; Zhao, Ke-xue; Shen, Dan-lei

    2015-12-01

    To observe the effect of Yiqi Huoxue Qingre Huashi Recipe (YHQHR, a recipe capable of supplementing qi, activating blood, clearing heat, and dissipating dampness) on ulcer healing and Helicobacter pylori (Hp) eradication rate in Hp positive peptic ulcer patients, and to explore coccoid Hp occurrence in the eradication. Totally 80 Hp positive peptic ulcer patients were assigned to the treatment group and the control groups by random digit table, 40 in each group. All patients received standard triple therapy of Western medicine for 2 successive weeks. Those in the control group additionally took omeprazole enteric coated tablet, 20 mg each time, once per day for 4 successive weeks. Those in the treatment group additionally took YHQHR, twice per day for 6 successive weeks. The ulcer healing was observed and recorded by gastroscope after discontinued medication of 14 days. The effective rate of ulcer healing under endoscope was statistically calculated. Rapid urease test (RUT) was performed in one small piece of tissue from corpora ventriculi and sinuses ventriculi using 14C breathe test (UBT). Gastric juice was collected from the stomach. Hp urease gene amplification test (urea A-PCR) was performed in living tissue from gastric antrum. Results obtained from the above three test methods were recorded and assessed to decide the final eradiation rate. Gastric mucosa tissue was observed under electron microscope,attempting to find non-eradicated Hp, which was further observed. The total curative effect under gastroscope was 97.5% (39/40 cases) in the treatment group, obviously higher than that in the control group (80.0%, 32/40 cases) (P Hp was 75.0% (30/40 cases), obviously better than that of the control group (52.5%, 21/40 cases) (P Hp numbers after treatment was 14C UBT (12), RUT (8), and urea A-PCR (27), respectively. The Hp positive rate detected by 14C UBT and RUT was lower than the Hp positive rate detected by urea A-PCR (P Hp bacteria could be observed under

  8. Characterization of the contributions of Hp-MMP 9 to the serum acute phase protein response of lipopolysaccharide challenged calves.

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    Hinds, Charles A; Niehaus, Andrew J; Premanandan, Christopher; Rajala-Schultz, Paivi J; Rings, Donald M; Lakritz, Jeffrey

    2014-10-30

    Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is a costly feature of modern cattle production. Early and accurate detection of BRD may prove useful in the successful management of this disease. The primary objective of the study was to define the time course of covalent complexes of neutrophil, haptoglobin (Hp) and matrix metalloproteinase 9 (Hp-MMP 9) in serum after intravenous lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in comparison to traditional markers. Our hypothesis was that serum concentrations of neutrophil Hp-MMP 9 provides information distinct from traditional acute phase protein markers. To characterize the neutrophil responses to lipopolysaccharide (E. coli; O111:B4; 2.5 μg/kg body weight), nine healthy, Jersey calves (65-82 days of age; 74.5 ± 13.1 kg) were challenged and physiologic parameters, peripheral blood cell counts and serum cortisol (C), Hp-MMP 9, Hp, alpha1-acid glycoprotein (AGP), serum amyloid A (SAA) were obtained starting 24 hours before to 96 hours post-LPS challenge. Physiologic parameters (temperature, pulse, respiratory rate) and attitude assessed at each time point indicated that LPS challenge resulted in rapid onset of depression, tachypnea, leukopenia, neutropenia and lymphopenia within 1 hour. Serum C concentrations were significantly increased by 1 hour post-LPS. Serum Hp-MMP 9 complexes were detectable in serum by 0.5 hours and peaked at 16 h, serum total Hp remained Hp, SAA and AGP remained significantly greater than baseline out to 96 hours post-LPS. The total systemic exposure to traditional makers is significantly greater than from Hp-MMP 9 CONCLUSION: Using a well described model for acute phase protein responses, the data demonstrate that serum neutrophil Hp-MMP 9 complexes appear sooner and decline more rapidly than other acute phase proteins (APP). Since Hp-MMP9 is stored pre-formed, it provides information specifically addressing the LPS-induced activation of bovine neutrophils. Contributions of Hp-MMP 9 to the serum acute phase protein response

  9. Synthesis and Bioassay of Neurogenically Potent Gangliosides DSG-A, Hp-s1 and Their Analogues.

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    Shelke, Ganesh B; Lih, Yu-Hsuan; Liao, Ying-Ju; Liang, Chih-Wu; Kuo, Tzer-Min; Ko, Ying-Chin; Luo, Shun-Yuan

    2018-03-27

    In the search of a potent candidate for neurotherapy, we designed and synthesized various analogues of ganglioside Hp-s1. The modification includes the change in hydrophobicity by varying the carbon chain length, altering the number of hydrogen bonds, and replacing the anomeric atom. The chemical synthesis was carried out by using various methods and discussed in details. The neuritogenic activities of these analogues are confirmed in a human neuroblastoma cell line SH-SY5Y. A higher activity of ganglioside Hp-s1 analogue on IL-17A transcript upregulation than ganglioside Hp-s1 was found.

  10. Avaliação da qualidade da dieta de atletas de esportes coletivos

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    Luana Pilon Jürgensen

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1980-0037.2015v17n3p280   Poucos estudos sobre o consumo alimentar de atletas avaliam a qualidade dos alimentos selecionados e os fatores que interferem nessas escolhas. Objetivou-se avaliar a dieta de atletas de esportes coletivos por meio do Índice de Qualidade da Dieta – Revisado (IQD-R, identificar seu conhecimento nutricional, estágio de intenção de mudança de comportamento alimentar (EIMCA e identificar possíveis associações com variáveis demográficas e de antropometria. Foram avaliadas as seguintes variáveis em 72 atletas (35 homens: massa corporal (MC, estatura, IMC, percentual de gordura (%G, conhecimento nutricional (questionário, consumo alimentar (recordatório de 24-horas, qualidade da dieta (IQD-R e EIMCA (modelo transteórico. Para a análise estatística empregou-se o teste t de Student e coeficiente de correlação de Pearson. Nenhum atleta apresentou dieta classificada como “saudável” e 45,7% (homens e 51,4% (mulheres apresentaram dieta “inadequada”. Há baixo consumo de frutas, hortaliças, cereais integrais e leite e derivados. O componente do IQD-R “carnes, leguminosas e ovos” recebeu a melhor pontuação. Os estágios pré-contemplação (25,0% e ação (23,6% foram os mais frequentes. O percentual médio de acertos dos atletas no questionário de conhecimentos nutricionais foi 56,5%. Não foi observada associação entre IQD-R e as variáveis: idade, IMC, %G, EIMCA, escore de conhecimento nutricional e consumo energético. O grupo apresenta inadequação do consumo alimentar. A falta de associação entre as variáveis estudadas indica a necessidade de investigação de outros fatores que influenciam o comportamento alimentar de atletas.

  11. Potencial de desenvolvimento de Lasioderma serricorne (Fabricius, 1792 (Coleoptera: Anobiidae em dietas contendo soja

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    Glaucia Cristina Ferri

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumo Lasioderma serricorne é uma praga cosmopolita, com grande potencial de adaptação a uma variedade de produtos alimentares de origem vegetal. Está sendo encontrada em soja armazenada, causando preocupação aos armazenadores. Este trabalho buscou determinar o potencial de adaptação de L. serricorne em produtos à base de soja, estudando o desenvolvimento deste inseto em diferentes dietas contendo soja e avaliando o número e a intensidade de adultos emergidos, e a duração do período de ovo até adulto. Os insetos foram submetidos às seguintes dietas: 1 grão de soja inteiro + grão de soja quebrado (proporção de 3:2; 2 farinha de soja + levedo de cerveja (proporção de 5:1; 3 farinha de soja + gérmen de trigo + levedo de cerveja (proporção de 5:2:1; e 4 fubá + gérmen de trigo + levedo de cerveja (proporção 5:2:1. Para avaliar a sobrevivência de adultos, foi acrescentado um tratamento controle, sem alimento. Ficou evidenciado que a espécie L. serricorne é um inseto que se desenvolve e completa o ciclo biológico em dietas contendo soja, podendo se tornar uma praga com importância econômica em alimentos. A dieta que apresentou o melhor desempenho na produção de adultos de L. serricorne foi a que continha farinha de soja + gérmen de trigo + levedo de cerveja, com um pico de emergência dos adultos aos 49 dias após a postura, iniciando-se aos 42 dias e se prolongando até os 73 dias após a postura. Adultos de L. serricorne sobreviveram por até 38 dias na ausência de alimento, porém somente de 20 a 22 dias em dietas à base de grãos e farinha de soja, gérmen de trigo, levedo de cerveja e fubá.

  12. Avaliacao da confiabilidade e validade do Indice de Qualidade da Dieta Revisado

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    Samantha Caesar de Andrade

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO Avaliar a confiabilidade e a validade do Índice de Qualidade da Dieta Revisado de acordo com as propriedades psicométricas. MÉTODOS Estudo transversal em amostra probabilística do município de São Paulo, SP, com 2.375 indivíduos com idade maior ou igual a 12 anos, de ambos os sexos, incluídos no Inquérito de Saúde, realizado em 2003. As informações sobre características da população foram obtidas por meio de questionário. Dados do consumo alimentar foram obtidos pela aplicação do Recordatório de 24 horas, utilizado para calcular o Índice de Qualidade da Dieta Revisado (IQD-R. Foram avaliados (1 validade de conteúdo, comparando os componentes com as recomendações do Guia Alimentar para a População Brasileira; (2 validade de constructo, por meio da análise fatorial pelo método dos componentes principais e verificando se o índice consegue mensurar a qualidade da dieta independente da energia ingerida; (3 validade discriminante; e (4 a confiabilidade do IQD-R pela análise da consistência interna dos itens utilizando o coeficiente alfa de Cronbach. RESULTADOS As correlações entre os escores dos componentes e a energia consumida foram fracas (r # 1 que representaram 67% da variância do índice. A validade discriminante do IQD-R foi observada comparando os indivíduos por sexo e hábito de fumar, identificando diferenças estatisticamente significativas entre as médias dos componentes do IQD-R e o escore final. O valor do alfa de Cronbach (α = 0,7 indicou a presença de consistência interna entre os componentes do IQD-R. O componente Gord_AA, seguido dos componentes frutas totais e frutas integrais, apresentaram maior correlação com a pontuação final do índice. CONCLUSÕES O Índice de Qualidade da Dieta Revisado mostrou-se confiável e estruturalmente válido quando utilizado para avaliar e monitorar a qualidade da dieta de brasileiros.

  13. La dieta en el tratamiento de la litiasis renal: Bases fisiopatológicas

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    Armando L. Negri

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available La composición de la orina está influenciada por la dieta y la variación de factores dietarios han sido propuestos para modificar el riesgo de nefrolitiasis recurrente. Los nutrientes que han sido implicados incluyen el calcio, el oxalato, el sodio, las proteínas de origen animal, el magnesio y el potasio. Hay evidencias significativas que demuestran que una dieta alta en calcio se asocia con una reducción del riesgo litogénico. Uno de los posibles mecanismos para explicar esta aparente paradoja, es que la mayor ingesta de calcio se une en el intestino al oxalato dietario, reduciendo la absorción del mismo y su excreción urinaria. El oxalato de la dieta parece aportar solo una pequeña contribución a su excreción y es conveniente una restricción dietética sólo en aquellos con hiperoxaluria e hiperabsorción. Los estudios observacionales han mostrado una asociación positiva e independiente entre el consumo de sodio y la formación de nuevos cálculos renales. El consumo de proteínas de origen animal genera una carga ácida que aumenta la excreción urinaria de calcio y ácido úrico y reduce la de citrato, todos factores que podrían participar en la génesis de la litiasis. Alimentos ricos en potasio aumentan el citrato urinario debido a su contenido de álcalis. En estudios observacionales prospectivos, las dietas ricas en magnesio se asociaron con un menor riesgo de formación de cálculos renales en hombres. En conclusión, la dieta es un elemento central en el control del paciente con cálculos renales, pero siempre subordinada a los factores de riesgo metabólico hallados.

  14. Simulating the folding of HP-sequences with a minimalist model in an inhomogeneous medium.

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    Alas, S J; González-Pérez, P P

    2016-01-01

    The phenomenon of protein folding is a fundamental issue in the field of the computational molecular biology. The protein folding inside the cells is performed in a highly inhomogeneous, tortuous, and correlated environment. Therefore, it is important to include in the theoretical studies the medium where the protein folding is developed. In this work we present the combination of three models to mimic the protein folding inside of an inhomogeneous medium. The models used here are Hydrophobic-Polar (HP) in 2D square arrangement, Evolutionary Algorithms (EA), and the Dual Site Bond Model (DSBM). The DSBM model is used to simulate the environment where the HP beads are folded; in this case the medium is correlated and is fractal-like. The analysis of five benchmark HP sequences shows that the inhomogeneous space provided with a given correlation length and fractal dimension plays an important role for correct folding of these sequences, which does not occur in a homogeneous space. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. An efficient algorithm for building locally refined hp - adaptive H-PCFE: Application to uncertainty quantification

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    Chakraborty, Souvik; Chowdhury, Rajib

    2017-12-01

    Hybrid polynomial correlated function expansion (H-PCFE) is a novel metamodel formulated by coupling polynomial correlated function expansion (PCFE) and Kriging. Unlike commonly available metamodels, H-PCFE performs a bi-level approximation and hence, yields more accurate results. However, till date, it is only applicable to medium scaled problems. In order to address this apparent void, this paper presents an improved H-PCFE, referred to as locally refined hp - adaptive H-PCFE. The proposed framework computes the optimal polynomial order and important component functions of PCFE, which is an integral part of H-PCFE, by using global variance based sensitivity analysis. Optimal number of training points are selected by using distribution adaptive sequential experimental design. Additionally, the formulated model is locally refined by utilizing the prediction error, which is inherently obtained in H-PCFE. Applicability of the proposed approach has been illustrated with two academic and two industrial problems. To illustrate the superior performance of the proposed approach, results obtained have been compared with those obtained using hp - adaptive PCFE. It is observed that the proposed approach yields highly accurate results. Furthermore, as compared to hp - adaptive PCFE, significantly less number of actual function evaluations are required for obtaining results of similar accuracy.

  16. Notes on HP1 a software package for simulating variably-saturated water flow, heat transport, solute transport, and biogeochemistry in porous media. HP1 Version 2.2

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    Jacques, D.; Simunek, J.

    2010-01-01

    HP1 is a comprehensive modeling tool in terms of processes and reactions for simulating reactive transport and biogeochemical processes in variably-saturated porous media. HP1 results from coupling the water and solute transport model HYDRUS-1D (Simunek et al., 2009a) and PHREEQC-2 (Parkhurst and Appelo, 1999). This note provides an overview of how to set up and execute a HP1 project using version 2.2.002 of HP1 and version 4.13 of the graphical user interface (GUI) of HYDRUS-1D. A large part of this note are step-by-step instructions for selected examples involving mineral dissolution and precipitation, cation exchange, surface complexation and kinetic degradation networks. The implementation of variably-saturated flow conditions, changing boundary conditions, a layered soil profile or immobile water is also illustrated.

  17. Notes on HP1 a software package for simulating variably-saturated water flow, heat transport, solute transport, and biogeochemistry in porous media. HP1 Version 2.2

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    Jacques, D.; Simunek, J.

    2010-01-15

    HP1 is a comprehensive modeling tool in terms of processes and reactions for simulating reactive transport and biogeochemical processes in variably-saturated porous media. HP1 results from coupling the water and solute transport model HYDRUS-1D (Simunek et al., 2009a) and PHREEQC-2 (Parkhurst and Appelo, 1999). This note provides an overview of how to set up and execute a HP1 project using version 2.2.002 of HP1 and version 4.13 of the graphical user interface (GUI) of HYDRUS-1D. A large part of this note are step-by-step instructions for selected examples involving mineral dissolution and precipitation, cation exchange, surface complexation and kinetic degradation networks. The implementation of variably-saturated flow conditions, changing boundary conditions, a layered soil profile or immobile water is also illustrated.

  18. Casca de soja em dietas para ovinos Soybean hulls in sheep diets

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    José Walter dos Santos

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar a utilização de quatro níveis de casca de soja (0; 8,0; 16,0 ou 24,0% em substituição ao fubá de milho (0, 25, 50 e 75% em dietas para ovinos em confinamento. Avaliaram-se o consumo e a digestibilidade dos nutrientes, o desempenho animal, a conversão alimentar e os custos com a dieta. Vinte cordeiros da raça Santa Inês com peso vivo médio inicial de 32,96 kg foram distribuídos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado com quatro tratamentos e cinco repetições. A dieta foi composta de 50% de volumoso (50% de silagem de milho e 50% de cana-de-açúcar picada e 50% de concentrado. Os concentrados foram compostos de fubá de milho, farelo de soja, mistura mineral e uréia, de modo que o fubá de milho foi gradativamente substituído pela casca de soja. Os animais foram mantidos em baias individuais com comedouro e bebedouro. Não foram observados efeitos dos níveis de casca de soja da dieta sobre o consumo de nutrientes, exceto o de FDN, que aumentou linearmente de acordo com o nível de casca de soja na dieta. Os níveis de casca de soja não influenciaram a digestibilidade dos nutrientes, o ganho de peso (0,215 kg/animal/dia e a conversão alimentar dos animais (6,20 kg MS/kg peso ganho. O aumento do nível de casca de soja de 0 e 75% na dieta reduziu os gastos com alimentação e aumentou a margem bruta de R$ 10,89 para R$ 18,63 por animal. A substituição de até 75% do fubá de milho por casca de soja na dieta não afeta o desempenho de ovinos em terminação em confinamento.The objective was to evaluate the use of four levels of soybean hulls (0.0, 8.0, 16.0 and 24.0% to replace the corn meal (0.0, 25, 50 and 75% in the diet of sheep in feedlot. Performance, nutrient digestibilities and feeding costs were evaluated. Twenty Santa Inez breed lambs with 32.96 kg BW were distributed to a completely randomized design with four diets and five replications. The diet was composed of 50% forage (50% of corn silage and

  19. Substituição de farinhas de origem animal por ingredientes de origem vegetal em dietas para frangos de corte

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    Full Text Available Devido às exigências de alguns importadores, por motivação cultural ou devido a zoonoses recém acontecidas na Europa, tem havido um direcionamento para fabricação de rações vegetais com base em milho e farelo de soja (FS. Esse direcionamento traz conseqüências na produção e por isso, objetivou-se avaliar a resposta de frangos de corte alimentados com dietas contendo farinhas de carne e ossos (FCO e farinha de vísceras de aves (FV e dietas contendo milho e FS. As dietas foram calculadas para conterem 3.050 e 3.150 kcal EM/kg de ração nas fases inicial e de crescimento, respectivamente, e com os demais nutrientes calculados para atenderem às exigências das aves. A substituição de ingredientes foi testada variando-se os níveis de proteina nas fases inicial e de crescimento respectivamente, da seguinte forma: 1. Dieta com inclusão de 4% de FCO suína e 3% de FV, calculada por proteína ideal, com 22% (inicial e 20 % de PB (crescimento; 2. Dieta semelhante à dieta 1, sem farinhas de origem animal, formulada a base de milho e FS, com PB e lisina digestível semelhantes à dieta 1; 3. Dieta semelhante à dieta 2, com 23% (inicial e 21% de PB (crescimento e lisina digestível semelhante a dieta 1; 4. Dieta semelhante à dieta 2, com 24% (inicial e 22% de PB (crescimento e lisina digestível 6% e 5% superiores à dieta 1. Houve diminuição significativa da matéria seca da cama das aves devido à presença de ingredientes exclusivamente vegetais e aumento do teor de proteína das dietas (P0,05; havendo, porém, maior peso dos pés (P<0,01 nas dietas com menor porcentagem de matéria seca da cama de aviário.

  20. Investigation into the Effects of VHF and UHF Band Radiation on Hewlett-Packard (HP) Cesium Beam Frequency Standards

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    Dickens, Andrew

    1994-01-01

    This paper documents an investigation into reports which have indicated that exposure to VHF and UHF band radiation has adverse effects on the frequency stability of HP cesium beam frequency standards...

  1. DEVELOPMENT OF AN ALGORITHM TO ESTIMATE EYE LENS DOSE IN TERMS OF OPERATIONAL QUANTITY Hp(3) USING HEAD TLD BADGE.

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    Madhumita, B; Sneha, C; Dipali, V; Pradhan, S M; Bakshi, A K; Datta, D; Tripathi, S M; Singh, S K

    2018-03-01

    In view of the recommendations of International Commission on Radiological Protection for reduction of the occupational annual dose limit for eye lens from 150 mSv to 20 mSv/y, questions have been raised on the adequacy of monitoring for the quantities Hp(10) and Hp(0.07). As an immediate requirement, in the present situation, where there is no exclusive eye lens dosemeter in India, the existing chest TLD badge was modified to be used as head badge (head dosemeter) by including a strap to enable wearing on the forehead. In order to estimate the eye lens dose in terms of the operational quantity Hp(3), the prevalent algorithm of chest badge was also modified. The modified algorithm was applied to estimate Hp(3) for dosemeters irradiated to various beta and photon radiations including mixtures. The Q values (estimated/delivered dose equivalent) were found to be within ±20% for most of the photon beams.

  2. Type testing of a head band dosemeter for measuring eye lens dose in terms of H(P)(3).

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    Gilvin, P J; Baker, S T; Gibbens, N J; Roberts, G H; Tanner, R J; Eakins, J S; Hager, L G; Daniels, T J

    2013-12-01

    A new head band dosemeter, for the measurement of eye lens dose in terms of Hp(3), has been type tested by Public Health England's Centre for Radiation, Environmental and Chemical Hazards [formerly part of the UK Health Protection Agency (HPA)]. The type tests were based on the International Standard ISO 12794, drawing also upon earlier work at HPA. The results show that, unlike many existing dosemeters, the new head band dosemeter correctly measures Hp(3) for beta radiations as well as photons.

  3. Biosynthesis of platform chemical 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP) directly from CO2 in cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803.

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    Wang, Yunpeng; Sun, Tao; Gao, Xingyan; Shi, Mengliang; Wu, Lina; Chen, Lei; Zhang, Weiwen

    2016-03-01

    3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP) is an important platform chemical with a wide range of applications. So far large-scale production of 3-HP has been mainly through petroleum-based chemical processes, whose sustainability and environmental issues have attracted widespread attention. With the ability to fix CO2 directly, cyanobacteria have been engineered as an autotrophic microbial cell factory to produce fuels and chemicals. In this study, we constructed the biosynthetic pathway of 3-HP in cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803, and then optimized the system through the following approaches: i) increasing expression of malonyl-CoA reductase (MCR) gene using different promoters and cultivation conditions; ii) enhancing supply of the precursor malonyl-CoA by overexpressing acetyl-CoA carboxylase and biotinilase; iii) improving NADPH supply by overexpressing the NAD(P) transhydrogenase gene; iv) directing more carbon flux into 3-HP by inactivating the competing pathways of PHA and acetate biosynthesis. Together, the efforts led to a production of 837.18 mg L(-1) (348.8 mg/g dry cell weight) 3-HP directly from CO2 in Synechocystis after 6 days cultivation, demonstrating the feasibility photosynthetic production of 3-HP directly from sunlight and CO2 in cyanobacteria. In addition, the results showed that overexpression of the ribulose-1, 5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco) gene from Anabaena sp. PCC 7120 and Synechococcus sp. PCC 7942 led to no increase of 3-HP production, suggesting CO2 fixation may not be a rate-limiting step for 3-HP biosynthesis in Synechocystis. Copyright © 2015 International Metabolic Engineering Society. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  4. Secondary Haemophilus parasuis infection enhances highly pathogenic porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (HP-PRRSV) infection-mediated inflammatory responses.

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    Li, Jiangnan; Wang, Shengnan; Li, Changyao; Wang, Chunlai; Liu, Yonggang; Wang, Gang; He, Xijun; Hu, Liang; Liu, Yuanyuan; Cui, Mengmeng; Bi, Caihong; Shao, Zengyu; Wang, Xiaojie; Xiong, Tao; Cai, Xuehui; Huang, Li; Weng, Changjiang

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    Highly pathogenic porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (HP-PRRSV) infection often predisposes pigs to secondary bacterial infection, which induces robust inflammatory responses. However, whether the secondary bacterial infection synergizes HP-PRRSV infection and enhances inflammatory responses is not fully understood. Here, we characterized HP-PRRSV infection-mediated secondary bacterial infection and robust inflammatory responses. HP-PRRSV infection induced higher levels of cytokines (IL-1β, IL-18, IL-6 and TNF-α) in the sera in piglets and bacterial loads of 11 bacterial species in the lung were increased after HP-PRRSV infection, including Mycoplasma hyorhinis, Haemophilus parasuis and Escherichia coli. Concurrent infection with HP-PRRSV and H. parasuis model showed that inflammatory cytokines expression and secretion in porcine alveolar macrophages (PAMs) were increased in comparison with PAMs infected with HP-PRRSV or H. parasuis alone. Additionally, we found that H. parasuis RNA plays an important role in the robust inflammatory response enhancement in HP-PRRSV-infected PAMs. Taken together, our findings suggest that bacterial RNA transfection enhanced HP-PRRSV-mediated inflammatory responses in HP-PRRSV and H. parasuis (HPS) concurrent infection, which provides an important clue for comprehensive understanding of HP-PRRSV and bacterial coinfection-mediated pathology. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  5. Prevalência de cárie entre dieta experimental e dieta Padrão com e sem utilização de água fluoretada,estudo em ratos.

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    Maria Vendiciano Barbosa Vasconcelos, Marcia

    2002-01-01

    A cárie dentária é uma doença infecciosa de caráter multifatorial e causadora de um dos maiores problemas de saúde bucal. O processo carioso resulta da complexidade das interações bactéria-dieta-hospedeiro, e a sacarose desempenha papel fundamental no surgimento das lesões cariosas. O presente trabalho teve por objetivo verificar a prevalência de cárie entre uma dieta experimental e uma dieta padrão, na presença ou ausência de água com flúor. Foram utilizados 48 ratos (Rattus n...

  6. Efeito do nível de energia metabolizável da dieta no desempenho e metabolismo energético de frangos de corte Effect of dietary metabolizable energy on energy metabolism and performance in broiler chickens

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    Nilva Kazue Sakomura

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se, nesta pesquisa, estudar o efeito dos níveis de energia metabolizável (EM da dieta sobre o desempenho e o metabolismo energético de frangos de corte machos na fase de crescimento (22 a 43 dias de idade em condições de temperatura ambiente. Foram utilizadas 288 aves distribuídas aleatoriamente por três níveis de energia da dieta (3.050, 3.200 e 3.350 kcal/kg e três níveis de alimentação (ad libitum, 75 e 50% do ad libitum, com quatro repetições de oito aves, para determinação das exigências de mantença e das eficiências energéticas. Foi utilizado o método do abate comparativo, sendo que 12 aves foram abatidas no início do ensaio experimental, para determinação da composição corporal inicial, e 144 aves foram usadas para determinação da energia metabolizável das dietas experimentais. Os níveis de energia influenciaram na ingestão de energia metabolizável (IEM e, conseqüentemente, a retenção de energia na carcaça (ER e a produção de calor (PC. As exigências de energia metabolizável de mantença (EMm determinadas foram 131,12; 140,96 e 131,78 kcal/kg0,75/dia para os níveis de energia alto, médio e baixo, respectivamente. O nível de energia mais alto (3.350 kcal/kg na dieta dos frangos de corte proporcionou melhores resultados de desempenho, enquanto o médio (3.200 kcal/kg, melhor equilíbrio na eficiência de utilização de energia para deposição de proteína e gordura, conseqüentemente, melhor qualidade da carcaça, em decorrência da menor deposição de gordura.The objective of this work was to study the effect of dietary ME levels on the performance and the energy metabolism of male broilers on growing phase, from 22 to 43 days old. Two hundred and eighty-eight broilers were ramdomly assigned to three energy levels (3,050; 3,200 and 3,350 kcal/kg and three feeding levels (ad libitum, 75% and 50% ad libitum, with four replicates of eight birds, to determine the energy maintenance

  7. Hinge and chromoshadow of HP1α participate in recognition of K9 methylated histone H3 in nucleosomes.

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    Mishima, Yuichi; Watanabe, Makoto; Kawakami, Toru; Jayasinghe, Chanika D; Otani, Junji; Kikugawa, Yusuke; Shirakawa, Masahiro; Kimura, Hiroshi; Nishimura, Osamu; Aimoto, Saburo; Tajima, Shoji; Suetake, Isao

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    The majority of the genome in eukaryotes is packaged into transcriptionally inactive chromatin. Heterochromatin protein 1 (HP1) is a major player in the establishment and maintenance of heterochromatin. HP1 specifically recognizes a methylated lysine residue at position 9 in histone H3 through its N-terminal chromo domain (CD). To elucidate the binding properties of HP1α to nucleosomes in vitro, we reconstituted nucleosomes containing histone H3 trimethylated at lysine 9. HP1α exhibited high-affinity binding to nucleosomes containing methylated histone H3 in a nucleosome core-number-dependent manner. The hinge region (HR) connecting the CD and C-terminal chromoshadow domain (CSD), and the CSD contributed to the selective binding of HP1α to histone H3 with trimethylated lysine 9 through weak DNA binding and by suppressing the DNA binding, respectively. We propose that not only the specific recognition of lysine 9 methylation of histone H3 by the CD but also the HR and the CSD cooperatively contribute to the selective binding of HP1α to histone H3 lysine 9 methylated nucleosomes. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  8. HP-NAP inhibits the growth of bladder cancer in mice by activating a cytotoxic Th1 response.

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    Codolo, Gaia; Fassan, Matteo; Munari, Fabio; Volpe, Andrea; Bassi, Piefrancesco; Rugge, Massimo; Pagano, Francesco; D'Elios, Mario Milco; de Bernard, Marina

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    Intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is the gold standard treatment for intermediate and high-risk non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer. BCG therapy is the most successful example of immunotherapy in cancer. Unfortunately, the treatment-related side effects are still relevant. Furthermore, non-responder patients are candidate to radical cystectomy in the absence of valuable alternative options. These aspects have prompted the search for newer biological response modifiers (BRM) with a better benefit/side effects ratio. The toll-like receptor (TLR) 2 ligand, Helicobacter pylori protein HP-NAP, has been shown to deserve a potential role as BRM. HP-NAP is capable of driving the differentiation of T helper (Th) 1 cells, both in vitro and in vivo, because of its ability to create an IL-12-enriched milieu. Herein, we report that local administration of HP-NAP decreases tumour growth by triggering tumour necrosis in a mouse model of bladder cancer implant. The effect is accompanied by a significant accumulation of both CD4+ and CD8+ IFN-γ-secreting cells, within tumour and regional lymph nodes. Noteworthy, HP-NAP-treated tumours show also a reduced vascularization due to the anti-angiogenic activity of IFN-γ induced by HP-NAP. Our findings strongly indicate that HP-NAP might become a novel therapeutic "bullet" for the cure of bladder tumours.

  9. A Comparison between the hp-version of Finite Element Method with EIDORS for Electrical Impedance Tomography.

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    Saeedizadeh, N; Kermani, S; Rabbani, H

    2011-07-01

    In this study, a hp-version of Finite Element Method (FEM) was applied for forward modeling in image reconstruction of Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT). The EIT forward solver is normally based on the conventional Finite Element Method (h-FEM). In h-FEM, the polynomial order (p) of the element shape functions is constant and the element size (h) is decreasing. To have an accurate simulation with the h-FEM, a mesh with large number of nodes and elements is usually needed. In order to overcome this problem, the high order finite element method (p-FEM) was proposed. In the p-version, the polynomial order is increasing and the mesh size is constant. Combining the advantages of two previously mentioned methods, the element size (h) was decreased and the polynomial order (p) was increased, simultaneously, which is called the hp-version of Finite Element Method (hp-FEM). The hp-FEM needs a smaller number of nodes and consequently, less computational time and less memory to achieve the same or even better accuracy than h-FEM. The SNR value is 42db for hp-FEM and is 9db for h-FEM. The numerical results are presented and verified that the performance of the hp-version is better than of the h-version in image reconstruction of EIT.

  10. Serum levels of acute phase proteins: SAA, Hp and progesterone (P4) in mares with early embryonic death.

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    Krakowski, L; Krawczyk, C H; Kostro, K; Stefaniak, T; Novotny, F; Obara, J

    2011-08-01

    The study involved 46 healthy purebred Arabian mares exhibiting regular oestrous cycles that underwent artificial insemination (AI). Pregnancy was detected ultrasonographically (US) in 40 mares. In 15 mares in foal, early embryonic death (EED) was observed during the pregnancy days 14-21. Blood for determinations of serum acute phase proteins (SAA and Hp) and progesterone (P4) was sampled 12-24 h before ovulation and the first insemination, at 12, 24, 72, 96 h and on day 7, 10, 14, 21, 35 and 55 after ovulation. The results revealed that in 25 mares without EED, the serum levels of P4, SAA and Hp were within physiological limits; in 15 mares with EED, the levels of SAA and Hp were significantly increased. In seven mares with EED, high levels of SAA and Hp were already found before ovulation and at 12, 24, 72, 96 h as well as on day 7 and 10 post-ovulation, whereas the level of P4 was normal for early pregnancy. In the remaining eight mares with EED, increased levels of SAA and Hp were found at 72 h after ovulation and maintained until day 55. In this group, the level of P4 decreased since 96 h after ovulation. Determinations of SAA, Hp and P4 in mares in early pregnancy (EP) are useful for monitoring normal development of pregnancy and for diagnosis of subclinical genital inflammations, which may lead to EED. © 2011 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.

  11. DhHP-6 extends lifespan of Caenorhabditis elegans by enhancing nuclear translocation and transcriptional activity of DAF-16.

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    Huang, Lei; Li, Pengfei; Wang, Guan; Guan, Shuwen; Sun, Xiaoli; Wang, Liping

    2013-04-01

    Earlier studies have demonstrated that Deuterohaemin-AlaHisThrValGluLys (DhHP-6), a novel porphyrin-peptide, increases lifespan and enhances stress resistance of Caenorhabditis elegans. To explore the possible mechanisms, in this study we investigated the roles of SIR-2.1 and DAF-16 in DhHP-6's function using wild-type and various other mutant strains of C. elegans. DhHP-6's effect was dependent upon DAF-16, and it did not extend the lifespan of the loss-of-function daf-16 mutant strain (daf-16(mu86) I). DhHP-6 enhanced DAF-16 translocation from cytoplasm to nuclei; and it increased DAF-16's transcriptional activity, likely by activating the SIR-2.1/DAF-16 complex. DhHP-6's effect was also dependent upon SIR-2.1, and it did not increase the lifespan of the worms with SIR-2.1 deacetylase activity inhibited by niacin amide (SIR-2.1 inhibitor) and SIR-2.1 RNA interference (RNAi). Niacin amide and RNAi increased DAF-16's nuclear localization; but they decreased DAF-16's transcriptional activity, likely by preventing the formation of the SIR-2.1/DAF-16 complex. These results suggest that DhHP-6 extends the lifespan of C. elegans via SIR 2.1 and DAF-16, and they provide new insights into the molecular mechanisms of aging.

  12. Ensayo de diferentes lecitinas en la dieta de juveniles de Penaeus vannamei (Crustacea: Decapoda

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    Ana Denisse Re-Araujo

    2003-09-01

    Full Text Available Para comparar diferentes niveles y calidades de lecitina se hizo un bioensayo nutricional con dietas isoenergéticas; para medir el crecimiento, la tasa de conversión alimenticia y sobrevivencia de juveniles de P. vannamei (290 mg ± 0.02. Las lecitinas experimentales fueron de calamar, lecitina liquida de soya (7%, lecitina desaceitada de soya (3.48% en combinación con aceite de pescado o lípidos neutros de calamar, en una formula parcialmente desaceitada. Las cinco dietas fueron administradas ad libitum con cuatro replicas (estanques de 15 camarones cada uno (5 x 4 x 15, durante 28 días. La mayor ganancia en peso fue (191% y FCR (1.69±0.041 fueron obtenidos con la dieta que contenía 7% de lecitina cruda de soya como única fuente de lípidos, seguida por la dieta que contenía 3.94% de lecitina desaceitada y 2.24% de aceite Menhaiden (172% y 2.03±0.054 respectivamente. Como se esperaba los resultados menos propicios fueron con la dieta que no contenía lecitina (121% y 2.42±0.129. La lecitina cruda de soya, cubrió los requerimientos de fosfolípidos y de lípidos neutrales, tanto como la dieta con lecitina desaceitada de soya con aceite de pescado o aceite de calamarThe effect of different lecithin sources and presentations on growth, food conversion ratio and survival of P. vannamei (290 mg ± 0.02 was studied. The bioassay was designed in order to compare different dietary levels and different quality of lecithin. Squid lecithin, crude soybean (7%, deoiled soybean lecithin (3.48% in combination with fish oil or squid neutral lipids, in a partially dilapidate formula. The isoenergetic diets were fed ad libitum to four replicate groups (tanks of 15 shrimps each (5 x 4 x 15, during 28 days. The result of the bioassay with the partially dilapidate formulas was; the best growth rate (191% and FCR (1.69±0.041 were obtained with the diet containing 7% of soybean crude lecithin as the unique lipid source. Followed by the diet countering 3

  13. Digestibilidade aparente de dietas e metabolismo de frangos de corte alimentados com dietas contendo soja integral processada Apparent digestibility of the diets and metabolism of broilers fed with diets containing heat processed full-fat soybean

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    Amanda d’Ávila Carvalho

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado um experimento para avaliar a digestibilidade aparente de dietas e o metabolismo de frangos de corte alimentados com dietas contendo soja integral (SI processada a vácuo (SIvac ou a vapor (SIvap. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente casualizado, com cinco tratamentos (dieta controle - DC; DC com substituição isométrica de 40% de SIvac ou SIvap; dieta com SIvac e dieta com SIvap. Os tratamentos com substituição isométrica avaliaram a digestibilidade das sojas processadas; os demais, a digestibilidade de dietas contendo ou não soja processada (controle. A ingestão de N foi 23 e 20% menor (P0,05 pelas dietas. A excreção de energia foi 19 e 22% menor (P0,05 para a soja integral processada a vácuo ou a vapor. A soja processada a vácuo ou a vapor é uma alternativa ao farelo de soja e ao óleo vegetal em dietas para frangos de corte.An experiment was carried out to evaluate the apparent digestibility of diets and the metabolism of broilers fed diets containing full-fat soybean (FFS processed by vacuum (FFSvac or by steam (FFSstm. The experimental design was completely randomized with five treatments (control diet - CD, CD with isometric substitution of 40% FFSvac or FFSstm; diet with FFSvac and diet with FFSstm. The treatments with isometric substitution evaluated the digestibility of processed soybeans; the remains, the digestibility of diets containing either processed soybean or not (control. The N intake was 23 and 20% less (P0.05 by the diets. The excretion of energy was 19 and 22% less (P0.05 for full-fat soybean processed by vacuum or by steam. Full-fat soybean processed by vacuum or by steam is an alternative to soybean meal and to the vegetal oil in the diets for broilers.

  14. Calidad de la dieta "antes y durante" un tratamiento de pérdida de peso basado en dieta mediterránea, terapia conductual y educación nutricional

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    Eva María Morales-Falo; Carmen Sánchez-Moreno; Alberto Esteban; Juan José Alburquerque; Marta Garaulet

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    Introducción: El método de pérdida de peso (dieta mediterránea, terapia de comportamiento y educación nutricional) ha mostrado ser efectivo en el tratamiento de la obesidad. Objetivo: El objetivo del presente trabajo es evaluar y comparar la calidad de las dietas ingeridas antes y durante el tratamiento mediante el Índice de Alimentación Saludable (IAS) y su relación con diferentes variables. Materiales y métodos: La muestra fue de 392 pacientes (330 mujeres, 62 hombres), edad 39,3 ± 11,5 año...

  15. BAIXA RENDA ENTRE OS IDOSOS PARTICIPANTES DA TERCEIRA IDADE ESTÁ ASSOCIADA À QUALIDADE DA DIETA

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    Isabel Cristina Mallosto Emerich de ABREU

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar o hábito e consumo alimentar de idosos participantes da Associação do Grupo da Terceira Idade do município de Alto Jequitibá – MG. Foram coletadas informações sobre as condições socioeconômicas, antropométricas e, por meio de questionário de frequência alimentar e do Índice de Qualidade da Dieta, investigou-se o consumo alimentar de 30 idosos. Os idosos avaliados possuíam idade entre 68 a 84 anos e 90% eram do sexo feminino. Verificaram-se prevalências iguais de sobrepeso e de eutrofia (46,7%, sendo que 6,6% apresentaram baixo peso pelo IMC. A circunferência de cintura indicou que 43,3% dos indivíduos apresentaram algum risco para o desenvolvimento de doenças cardiovasculares, 70% deles possuía hipertensão e 96,6% faziam uso de algum tipo de medicamento. Para o Índice de Qualidade da Dieta foi encontrado que 66,7% dos idosos apresentaram uma dieta saudável, 30% necessitavam de modificações e 3,3% não se alimentavam adequadamente. Observou-se ainda, consumo reduzido de colesterol, adequado para energia e gordura saturada e elevado de sódio. O consumo de fibra alimentar foi adequado para o sexo feminino, mas insufi- ciente para o sexo masculino. Dessa forma, nota-se que a maioria dos indivíduos estudados possuía adequados hábito e consumo alimentar, apesar de uma parte considerável apresentar sobrepeso, risco para doenças cardiovasculares, hipertensão e fazer uso de medicamentos.

  16. An HP Adaptive Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Hyperbolic Conservation Laws. Ph.D. Thesis

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    Bey, Kim S.

    1994-01-01

    This dissertation addresses various issues for model classes of hyperbolic conservation laws. The basic approach developed in this work employs a new family of adaptive, hp-version, finite element methods based on a special discontinuous Galerkin formulation for hyperbolic problems. The discontinuous Galerkin formulation admits high-order local approximations on domains of quite general geometry, while providing a natural framework for finite element approximations and for theoretical developments. The use of hp-versions of the finite element method makes possible exponentially convergent schemes with very high accuracies in certain cases; the use of adaptive hp-schemes allows h-refinement in regions of low regularity and p-enrichment to deliver high accuracy, while keeping problem sizes manageable and dramatically smaller than many conventional approaches. The use of discontinuous Galerkin methods is uncommon in applications, but the methods rest on a reasonable mathematical basis for low-order cases and has local approximation features that can be exploited to produce very efficient schemes, especially in a parallel, multiprocessor environment. The place of this work is to first and primarily focus on a model class of linear hyperbolic conservation laws for which concrete mathematical results, methodologies, error estimates, convergence criteria, and parallel adaptive strategies can be developed, and to then briefly explore some extensions to more general cases. Next, we provide preliminaries to the study and a review of some aspects of the theory of hyperbolic conservation laws. We also provide a review of relevant literature on this subject and on the numerical analysis of these types of problems.

  17. Caractereisticas de la dieta de una muestra de adolescentes con sobrepeso y obesidad: estudio EVASYON

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    Suárez, N.; Wärnberg, Julia; Zapatera, Belén; Campoy, Cristina; Martí, Amelia; Garragori, J. M.; Marcos, Ascensión

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    La prevalencia de sobrepeso y obesidad en niños y adolescentes ha aumentado en los últimos años en nuestro país, liderando la prevalencia europea de obesidad infantil. El propósito de este estudio es obtener información sobre la calidad de la dieta de una muestra de adolescentes con sobrepeso y obesidad antes de comenzar un estudio de intervención integral de nutrición, actividad física y psicología EVASYON es un estudio multicéntrico realizado en 5 hospitales españoles (Granada, Madrid, Pamp...

  18. Uso da luteína em dietas para cães

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    Alarça, Lais Guimarães

    2012-01-01

    Resumo: Carotenóides são pigmentos naturais que proporcionam efeitos benéficos específicos ao organismo, como melhora da resposta imune e saúde intestinal. Dentre estes, a luteína vem chamando atenção pelos seus efeitos imunomoduladores, atuando principalmente sobre os linfócitos T do sangue. Em cães, pesquisas comprovaram que estes animais podem absorver a luteína da dieta. Devido à alta relação entre a nutrição e a imunidade, foi conduzido um experimento objetivando avaliar a digestibilidad...

  19. DIETA MEDITERRÁNEA Y VITAMINA D COMO POTENCIALES FACTORES PREVENTIVOS DEL DETERIORO COGNITIVO

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    2016-05-01

    Como en muchos trastornos crónicos, es importante considerar toda medida preventiva que pueda tener un impacto en su progresión. En la última década, una parte no menor de la investigación en deterioro cognitivo y demencia ha sido enfocada en la prevención mediante la modificación de hábitos de vida, la implementación de la dieta mediterránea y la corrección del déficit de vitamina D, existiendo aún controversia en este tema.

  20. Uso de óleo essencial de tomilho (Thymus vulgaris) na dieta de ovinos

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    Angelo Dias Brito Ribeiro

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    Três experimentos foram conduzidos com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito do óleo essencial de tomilho nos parâmetros ruminais, metabolismo e desempenho. O experimento I teve por objetivo avaliar se o óleo essencial de tomilho exerce efeito sofre a fermentação ruminal e consequentemente no metabolismo de ovinos confinados, bem como avaliar o consumo e digestibilidade aparente dos nutrientes em dietas com 90% concentrado e 10% de volumoso. Foram utilizados 20 ovinos ½ Dorper x ½ Santa Inês, machos...

  1. A utilização de glicerina em dietas para bovinos altera a microbiota ruminal

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    V.R. Fávaro

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este estudo avaliar a produção e composição das bactérias e protozoários ruminais de bovinos alimentados com glicerina. Cinco bovinos machos, providos de cânulas ruminais, foram distribuídos em delineamento experimental quadrado latino (5 x 5. As dietas foram formuladas com a inclusão de 0, 5, 10, 15 e 20% de glicerina na matéria seca (MS. Foram colhidas amostras de conteúdo ruminal nos tempos 0, 2, 5 e 8 horas após a alimentação e, em seguida, separaram-se as frações sólida e líquida para determinação das bactérias líquido-associadas (BLA, protozoários líquido-associados (PLA e bactérias sólido-aderidas (BSA. Com o acréscimo da concentração de glicerina na dieta, houve redução linear na produção de MS das BLA e PLA (P0,05 com o incremento da glicerina na dieta, e os valores médios para as quantidades de MS, MO e N foram, respectivamente, 3.131,0; 2.463,1 e 294,2mg/kg. Houve aumento linear no teor de N das BSA de 10,8 para 11,3% nos tratamentos com 0 e 20% de glicerina, respectivamente. Não foi verificado efeito do tempo de colheita para as BSA, ao passo que, para as BLA, ocorreu redução na produção de MO e nos teores de MO e N. A utilização de altas concentrações de glicerina na dieta de bovinos necessita de maiores estudos, pois há alteração da produção e composição dos microrganismos ruminais.

  2. Experiencia con la dieta cetogénica como tratamiento en la epilepsia refractaria

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    Ramírez Camacho, Alia; Meavilla, Silvia; Catalán, Natalia; Gutiérrez, Alejandra; Campistol Plana, Jaume

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    Introducción: La epilepsia es una enfermedad neurológica que se controla con fármacos antiepilépticos en la mayoría de casos. Sin embargo, aproximadamente un 25% de epilepsias son refractarias al tratamiento farmacológico. La dieta cetogénica es una de las opciones terapéuticas para este tipo de epilepsia. A pesar del aumento en los últimos años de la popularidad de ésta como tratamiento anticonvulsivo, no se ha establecido un consenso internacional para sus indicaciones y manejo. Objetivo: E...

  3. Vegetarianismo e comportamento alimentar : comportamentos alimentares disfuncionais e hábitos alimentares em dietas vegetarianas

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    Rola, Catarina, 1988-

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    Tese de mestrado, Doenças Metabólicas e Comportamento Alimentar, Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Medicina, 2016 As escolhas alimentares exercem uma influência significativa na génese, manutenção e agravamento do quadro clínico do paciente. Quando corretamente planeadas, as dietas apoiadas no vegetarianismo são nutricionalmente equilibradas. Contudo, dada a legitimidade da restrição alimentar que lhe é característica, a comunidade científica levanta a hipótese de esta mascarar comporta...

  4. Sähköisen ostolaskuprosessin tehostaminen Dieta Oy:ssä

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    Passoja, Jenni

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    Opinnäyte on toteutettu toimeksiantona Dieta Oy:lle. Tutkimuksen tavoitteena oli sel-vittää, miten yrityksen sähköistä ostolaskuprosessia voidaan tehostaa. Tutkimuksessa kartoitettiin sähköisen ostolaskujen käsittelyn ongelmakohdat vertailemalla sitä paperi-seen ostolaskuprosessiin. Ongelmakohtien löydyttyä annettiin kehittämisehdotuksia sähköisen ostolaskuprosessin automatisoinnin mahdollistamiseksi. Tutkimus on rajattu käsittelemään Festumin käyttäjien kokemuksia ohjelman toimivuudesta. ...

  5. Efecto nutracéutico del Anacardium occidentale en dietas de pollitas ponedoras de reemplazo

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    Yordan Martínez A.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Evaluar el efecto nutracéutico del polvo de hojas y retoños de Anacardium occidentale (AO en dietas de pollitas ponedoras de remplazo. Materiales y métodos. Se utilizaron 240 pollitas White Leghorn (L-33 de un día de edad, que se ubicaron durante 35 días, según diseño completamente aleatorizado, con niveles de adición de 0, 0.5, 1.5 y 2.5% de polvo de hojas y retoños de Anacardium occidentale en las dietas. Se determinaron en las pollitas, los indicadores productivos, peso absoluto y relativo de los órganos inmunes, vísceras, accesorios e intestinos, la hipersensibilidad intestinal y la glucosa sérica. Resultados. El peso vivo final, consumo de alimento, peso del timo, bolsa de Fabricio y colon + recto en las aves con el tracto gastrointestinal vacío y lleno, fue favorable con la adición de 0.5% de polvo AO, con diferencias significativas (p≤0.05. El consumo acumulado, el consumo de polvo AO y taninos se incrementaron en las aves con la adición de 1.5 y 2.5% de polvo AO con respecto al control; no obstante los indicadores productivos para estos animales se deprimieron. La adición del polvo de AO, no deterioró el peso relativo de las vísceras (corazón, hígado y riñón en las aves, además redujo la hipersensibilidad intestinal y la glucosa sérica. Conclusiones. La adición de 0.5% de polvo de hojas y retoños de AO como nutracéutico en las dietas de pollitas ponedoras de remplazo, mejoró los indicadores productivos y el peso de los órganos inmunes; además, la adición del polvo AO en las dietas disminuyó la hipersensibilidad intestinal y la glucosa sérica.

  6. ANALISIS SENSORIAL DE CARNE DE CUYES ALIMENTADOS CON DIETAS SUPLEMENTADAS CON HARINA DE PAJURO (Erithrynaedulis) - UNMSM

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    Guevara, J.; Suca, C.; Suca, F.; Barbachan, H.

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    El objetivo del estudio fue determinar el análisis sensorial de la carne de cuyes alimentados con dietas suplementadas con diferentes porcentajes de harina de pajuro (Erythrinaedulis). Se llevó a cabo en las instalaciones del galpón de cuyes de la EAP de Ingeniería Agroindustrial de la UNMSM, ubicado en San Juan de Lurigancho.Se empleó un Diseño Completamente al Azar con 3 tratamientos y 3 repeticiones (pozas), considerando3 cuyes por repetición, los cuales fueron distribuidos en forma aleato...

  7. Dieta y adaptaciones ecológicas de las poblaciones humanas del Pleistoceno Medio y Superior

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    Pinilla Pérez, Beatriz

    2012-01-01

    [spa] Durante el Pleistoceno Medio y Superior ocuparon Europa al menos tres poblaciones: los heidelbergensis, los neandertales y los humanos modernos. La economía de estas sociedades habría dependido en última instancia de los recursos vegetales y animales disponibles, que habrían variado según las oscilaciones climáticas a lo largo de los 600 Ka en que el continente fue ocupado de manera continua. La variación en la dieta implicaría un cambio en las estrategias de subsistencia que podrían ha...

  8. ADAPTATION OF THE HP LIFE PROGRAM FOR PROMOTION OF THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE

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    Ivan Mihajlović

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available This text is dealing with attempt of Management department, of Technical faculty in Bor, todevelop and further sustain the „entrepreneurial spirit“among young people. The subject of the paperis the HP LIFE program, in which Technical faculty in Bor is the only partner institution from Serbia.Besides up-to-date IT equipment obtained by Hewlett Packard in previous phases of this project,during 2012 this project was financially sustained by the Serbian institution „Centre for promotionof science“. This support will increase the scope of project activities during this year, including newtarget groups.

  9. Period Determination for 5049 Sherlock, 16852 Nuredduna and (16943) 1998 HP42

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    Marchini, Alessandro; Papini, Riccardo; Salvaggio, Fabio

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    Photometric observations of three main-belt asteroids were conducted from the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Siena (Italy) in order to determine their synodic rotation periods. For 5049 Sherlock we found a period of 5.492 ± 0.001 h with an amplitude of 0.79 mag, for 16852 Nuredduna a period of 6.299 ± 0.002 h with an amplitude of 0.30 mag and for (16943) 1998 HP42 a period of 16.764 ± 0.006 h with an amplitude of 0.67 mag.

  10. pHP-Tethered N-Acyl Carbamate: A Photocage for Nicotinamide.

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    Salahi, Farbod; Purohit, Vatsal; Ferraudi, Guillermo; Stauffacher, Cynthia; Wiest, Olaf; Helquist, Paul

    2018-04-13

    The synthesis of a new photocaged nicotinamide having an N-acyl carbamate linker and a p-hydroxyphenacyl (pHP) chromophore is described. The photophysical and photochemical studies showed an absorption maximum at λ = 330 nm and a quantum yield for release of 11% that are dependent upon both pH and solvent. While the acyl carbamate releases nicotinamide efficiently, a simpler amide linker was inert to photocleavage. This photocaged nicotinamide has significant advantages with respect to quantum yield, absorbance wavelength, rate of release, and solubility that make it the first practical example of a photocaged amide.

  11. Silent decision: HP1 protein escorts heterochromatic RNAs to their destiny

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    Ren, Jie; Martienssen, Robert A

    2012-01-01

    EMBO J advance online publication 06072012; doi:10.1016/j.molcel.2012.05.009 Heterochromatin is classically perceived to be refractory to transcription because of its compact structure. However, Keller et al (2012) now demonstrated that heterochromatic transcripts can accumulate even when heterochromatin is normally packaged. By tracking down the fate of these heterochromatic RNAs, they revealed a new post-transcriptional mechanism of silencing in heterochromatin that involves the dynamic turnover of HP1Swi6 between its free, chromatin-bound and RNA-bound forms. The latter form escorts heterochromatic RNA to degradation. PMID:22705945

  12. Mechanical behaviour of Astm A 297 grade Hp joints welded using different processes

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    Emygdio, Paulo Roberto Oliveira; Zeemann, Annelise; Almeida, Luiz Henrique de

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    The influence of different arc welding processes on mechanical behaviour was studied for cast heat resistant stainless steel welded joints, in the as welded conditions. ASTM A 297 grade HP with niobium and niobium/titanium additions were welded following three different welding procedures, using shielded metal arc welding gas tungsten arc welding and plasma arc welding, in six welded joints. The welded joint mechanical behaviour was evaluated by ambient temperature and 870 deg C tensile tests; and creep tests at 900 deg C and 50 MPa. Mechanical test results showed that the welding procedure qualification following welding codes is not suitable for high temperature service applications. (author)

  13. Application of a Long Term Asset Management Strategy for HP Feedwater Heaters

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    Won, Se Youl; Yun, Eun Sub; Park, Young Sheop

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    As the commercial operating year of nuclear power plants is increased, it becomes imperative to develop integrated cost-effective asset management and to improve plans for degraded Structures, Systems, and Components (SSCs) in terms of safety and economical consideration. A long-term asset management (LTAM) strategy can improve the condition of nuclear plants, maximize their value, and optimize their operational life by maintaining their safety. This paper presents an optimized LTAM plan for HP feedwater heaters at a specific nuclear power plant

  14. The Spectral/hp-Finite Element Method for Partial Differential Equations

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    Engsig-Karup, Allan Peter

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    dimensions. In the course the chosen programming environment is Matlab, however, this is by no means a necessary requirement. The mathematical level needed to grasp the details of this set of notes requires an elementary background in mathematical analysis and linear algebra. Each chapter is supplemented......This set of lecture notes provides an elementary introduction to both the classical Finite Element Method (FEM) and the extended Spectral/$hp$-Finite Element Method for solving Partial Differential Equations (PDEs). Many problems in science and engineering can be formulated mathematically...

  15. Microstructure of Magnesium alloy AZ91-HP cast in permanent and non-permanent moulds

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    Tiedje, Niels; Sørensen, Rasmus Kirkegaard; Albachari, Sami

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    Casting of different geometries were made with AZ91-HP in different moulding media, so that a range of cooling conditions were obtained. Cooling curves were measured and compared to the microstructures found in the castings. It was shown that segregation in the alloy is highly dependent on cooling...... rate. This leads to precipitation of varying amounts of intermetallic phases. The distribution of phases in the material is controlled both by interdendritic and intergranular segregation, leading to an inhomogeneous microstructure. It is shown that local solidification time, segregation and diffusion...

  16. Quantification of bitumen particles in aerosol and soil samples using HP-GPC

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    Fauser, Patrik; Tjell, Jens Christian; Mosbæk, Hans

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    A method for identifying and quantifying bitumen particles, generated from the wear of roadway asphalts, in aerosol and soil samples has been developed. Bitumen is found to be the only contributor to airborne particles containing organic molecules with molecular weights larger than 2000 g pr. mol....... These are separated and identified using High Performance Gel Permeation Chromatography (HP-GPC) with fluorescence detection. As an additional detection method Infra Red spectrometry (IR) is employed for selected samples. The methods have been used on aerosol, soil and other samples....

  17. Efecto de una dieta suplementada con microcápsulas de probióticos y quercetina en ratones APCMin/+

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    Benito Peñalver, Iván

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    Introducción. El cáncer colorrectal es el tercer tipo de cáncer más frecuente en hombres y el segundo en mujeres, siendo mayor su incidencia en países desarrollados. La dieta tiene un efecto destacado en el desarrollo de la enfermedad. Así, las dietas ricas en grasas saturadas y carnes rojas incrementan el riesgo de la misma, mientras que las ricas en verduras y frutas frescas reducen su incidencia. Este efecto de vegetales se debe, en parte, a su contenido en polifenoles. La q...

  18. Dietas Cetogénicas en el siglo XXI: ¿ Una alternativa terapéutica de la obesidad?

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    Sánchez Almeida, Marta

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    En el último siglo la obesidad y el sobrepeso se han convertido en una epidemia a nivel mundial según la OMS. Estas dos enfermedades acarrean otra serie de patologías como el síndrome metabólico y enfermedades cardiovasculares. Es necesario, llevar a cabo un seguimiento continuo y hacer una educación para la salud adecuada que conlleve la modificación del estilo de vida (dieta, ejercicio) para poder prevenir este problema. En la última década, se han difundido las dietas proteinadas par...

  19. Dieta cetogénica. A experiência de um Serviço de Pediatria

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    Marçal, Mónica; Deuchande, Sofia; Lima, Sofia; Vale, Gorete; Alves, Eduarda; Carlos Ferreira, José; Cabral, Pedro; Carlos Guimarães, José

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    Introdução: A dieta cetogénica consiste num regime alimentar normoproteíco, rico em lípidos e pobre em hidratos de carbono, que mimetiza a resposta do organismo ao jejum prolongado. Tem sido utilizada no tratamento de crianças com epilepsia refractária.Metodologia: Análise retrospectiva de 27 crianças com epilepsia refractária, acompanhadas em Consulta de Neurologia Pediátrica de um Hospital de nível III e submetidas a dieta cetogénica. Caracterização da amostra no que diz respeito à distribu...

  20. Efeito da suplementação com pupunha como fonte de vitamina A em dieta: estudo em ratos

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    Lucia K.O. Yuyama

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    Full Text Available Foi estudado o efeito da suplementação com pupunha (Bactris gasipaes H.B.K., polpa cozida e transformada em farinha, como fonte de vitamina A, em dieta regional de Manaus, AM,Brasil, por meio do ensaio biológico com ratos. A metodologia utilizada foi da depleção dos animais em zinco e vitamina A, seguida da repleção com a dieta regional (DR, DR + pupunha, DR + vitamina A e dieta controle (DC. A dieta foi elaborada para famílias com rendimentos inferiores a dois salários-mínimos. Foram utilizadas ratas albinas adultas pós-parto, cada qual com 6 filhotes machos, que receberam ração à base de caseína lavada com EDTA a 1%, sem adição de Zn e vitamina A, por 25 dias, com a finalidade de obtenção de animais recém-desmamados deficientes nestes dois nutrientes. O período de repleção dos animais, recém-desmamados, foi de 30 dias e o delineamento foi inteiramente casualizado com 4 tratamentos de 8 animais cada. A suplementação efetuada seguiu as recomendações do "Committee on Laboratory Animal Diets". Os parâmetros empregados para a avaliação da utilização de vitamina A foram as concentrações de vitamina A no fígado e plasma e o crescimento dos animais. Ao final do experimento, observou-se que os animais que consumiram a ração à base da dieta regional de Manaus, suplementada com pupunha e vitamina A, apresentaram, respectivamente, concentração significativamente maior de vitamina A no fígado, 43,3 ± 6,5 µg/g e 42,0 ± 4,3 µg/g em relação à dieta regional, 5,5 ± 1,1 µg/g (p<0,05. A quantidade de zinco presente na dieta regional de Manaus, 10,7 mg diários, foi biodisponível quando avaliada pela concentração de zinco nos fêmures. Os resultados sugerem que existe necessidade de suplementação da dieta regional de Manaus com vitamina A para a manutenção das reservas hepáticas, podendo, para tanto, ser utilizada a fonte natural da pupunha.

  1. Dieta de Pachyurus bonariensis (Steindachner, 1879 (Perciformes, Sciaenidae en Mocoretá, río Uruguay, Argentina

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    Sabina Llamazares Vegh

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    Full Text Available Se analizó la dieta de ejemplares de Pachyurus bonariensis capturados en el río Mocoretá, del río Uruguay en marzo de 2012. El régimen alimentario de este perciforme correspondió al tipo carnívoro bentófago y las presas dominantes, tanto en juveniles como en adultos, fueron larvas de chironómidos y ninfas de Ephemeroptera. Los ejemplares adultos presentaron mayor diversidad en la dieta que los juveniles.

  2. Dieta de Pachyurus bonariensis (Steindachner, 1879) (Perciformes, Sciaenidae) en Mocoretá, río Uruguay, Argentina

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    Sabina Llamazares Vegh; Ismael Esteban Lozano; Alejandro Arturo Dománico

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    Se analizó la dieta de ejemplares de Pachyurus bonariensis capturados en el río Mocoretá, del río Uruguay en marzo de 2012. El régimen alimentario de este perciforme correspondió al tipo carnívoro bentófago y las presas dominantes, tanto en juveniles como en adultos, fueron larvas de chironómidos y ninfas de Ephemeroptera. Los ejemplares adultos presentaron mayor diversidad en la dieta que los juveniles.

  3. Modulación de la respuesta alérgica por los carotenoides de la dieta

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    Andrés Ernesto Merlano-Barón

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    Evidencia epidemiológica y básica experimental emergente señala que los carotenoides de la dieta participan en la regulación de la inflamación alérgica, y por ello se postulan como coadyuvantes en la terapia de tales padecimientos. En el presente artículo se revisará el estado del arte en relación a los efectos de los carotenoides de la dieta sobre la patología alérgica.

  4. Validez de la dieta paleolítica y su efectividad en el rendimiento en el crossfit

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    Recalde Puy, Helena

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    El presente trabajo recopila información acerca del Crossfit y de la Paleodieta, con la bibliografía y estudios científicos disponibles sobre ambos campos. A partir de esta información, así como de otros estudios referentes al consumo de cereales, lácteos y a dietas con diferentes proporciones de hidratos de carbono en el rendimiento deportivo, con los que se pretende complementarla, se valora la adecuación de esta dieta para deportistas, en concreto, para practicantes de Crossfit.

  5. Cana-de-açúcar in natura, ensilada ou silagem de milho em dietas para novilhas de corte

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    Moraes, Kamila Andreatta Kling de

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    O estudo foi desenvolvido a partir de dois experimentos com o objetivo de avaliar dietas contendo cana-de-açúcar in natura, ensilada ou silagem de milho para novilhas de corte. No Experimento 1, avaliou-se o consumo, a digestibilidade aparente, a eficiência de síntese microbiana e parâmetros ruminais de novilhas de corte alimentadas com dietas à base de silagem de cana-de-açúcar com diferentes níveis de cal (0,0; 0,75 e 1,5%), cana-de-açúcar in natura e silagem de milho. Utilizou-se para toda...

  6. HP1-mediated formation of alternative lengthening of telomeres-associated PML bodies requires HIRA but not ASF1a.

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    Full Text Available Approximately 10% of cancers use recombination-mediated Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres (ALT instead of telomerase to prevent telomere shortening. A characteristic of cells that utilize ALT is the presence of ALT-associated PML nuclear bodies (APBs containing (TTAGGGn DNA, telomere binding proteins, DNA recombination proteins, and heterochromatin protein 1 (HP1. The function of APBs is unknown and it is possible that they are functionally heterogeneous. Most ALT cells lack functional p53, and restoration of the p53/p21 pathway in these cells results in growth arrest/senescence and a substantial increase in the number of large APBs that is dependent on two HP1 isoforms, HP1α and HP1γ. Here we investigated the mechanism of HP1-mediated APB formation, and found that histone chaperones, HIRA and ASF1a, are present in APBs following activation of the p53/p21 pathway in ALT cells. HIRA and ASF1a were also found to colocalize inside PML bodies in normal fibroblasts approaching senescence, providing evidence for the existence of a senescence-associated ASF1a/HIRA complex inside PML bodies, consistent with a role for these proteins in induction of senescence in both normal and ALT cells. Moreover, knockdown of HIRA but not ASF1a significantly reduced p53-mediated induction of large APBs, with a concomitant reduction of large HP1 foci. We conclude that HIRA, in addition to its physical and functional association with ASF1a, plays a unique, ASF1a-independent role, which is required for the localization of HP1 to PML bodies and thus for APB formation.

  7. Personal dose equivalent Hp(0.07) of medical personnel occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation during 2001-2011.

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    Papierz, Sylwia; Kacprzyk, Janusz; Kamiński, Zbigniew; Adamowicz, Małgorzata; Zmyślony, Marek

    2012-01-01

    The paper presents the results of the determinations of the personal dose equivalent Hp(0.07) received by medical employees of interventional radiology departments occupationally exposed to X and gamma rays in Poland in 2011, performed by the Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine in Łódź. The results were compared with the data collected during the last decade. The dosimetric service provided for medical employees of interventional radiology departments occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation in terms of the personal dose equivalent Hp(0.07). In 2011, personal dosimetry Hp(0.07) determinations performed by the Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine in Łódź covered 2017 workers employed in 159 medical laboratories. The determinations were performed using ring dosimeters equipped with thermoluminescence detectors according to the procedure accredited by the Polish Centre for Accreditation (document number AB 327). The determinations were carried out in one or two-month periods. Mean annual personal dose equivalent Hp(0.07) in 2011 was equal to 4.9 mSv (annual limit for Hp(0.07) is 500 mSv). The mean annual doses of Hp(0.07) varied from 7.6 mSv in 2001 to 5.6 mSv in 2010. In 2011, two cases of exceeding the annual dose limit of Hp(0.07) were reported. The results show that more than 95% of all examined annual doses did not exceed the level of 10 mSv. The comparison of the average annual doses and detailed distributions of the doses during the last few years suggests a stabilized level of occupational exposure and an acceptable level of radiological protection in interventional radiology departments monitored by NIOM in Łódź.

  8. Assessment of individual dose equivalents Hp(0.07) of medical staff occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation in 2012.

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    Papierz, Sylwia; Kamiński, Zbigniew; Adamowicz, Małgorzata; Zmyślony, Marek

    2014-01-01

    The paper presents the Nofer Institutes of Occupational Medicine in Łódź's results of the assessment of individual dose equivalents Hp(0.07) of medical staff exposed to X-rays in Poland in 2012. In addition, the collected data was analysed in terms of types of medical units performing medical procedures and the categorization of personnel. Dosimetric service was provided for medical staff of interventional radiology departments occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation in terms of individual dose equivalents Hp(0.07). In 2012, personal dosimetry Hp(0.07) determinations were performed by the Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine in Łódź and covered 2044 employees from 174 health facilities. The determinations were performed using thermoluminescence dosimetry according to the procedure accredited by the Polish Centre for Accreditation (document number AB 327). The measurements were performed using ring-dosimeters in the periods of 1 or 2 months. Mean annual individual dose equivalent Hp(0.07) in 2012 was equal to 3.3 mSv (annual limit for Hp(0.07) is 500 mSv). The average value of annual individual dose equivalent Hp(0.07) decreased comparing to the previous year. In 2012, no single case of exceeding the annual limit for Hp(0.07) was reported. Data stored in the file indicates that more than 96% of all of the annual doses did not exceed the level of 10 mSv. The analysis of data on occupational exposure to ionizing radiation confirms a stable level of exposure and satisfactory radiological protection in interventional radiology facilities monitored by the Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine in Łódź in Poland in 2012.

  9. HP1 recruits activity-dependent neuroprotective protein to H3K9me3 marked pericentromeric heterochromatin for silencing of major satellite repeats.

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    Kerstin Mosch

    Full Text Available H3 lysine 9 trimethylation (H3K9me3 is a histone posttranslational modification (PTM that has emerged as hallmark of pericentromeric heterochromatin. This constitutive chromatin domain is composed of repetitive DNA elements, whose transcription is differentially regulated. Mammalian cells contain three HP1 proteins, HP1α, HP1β and HP1γ These have been shown to bind to H3K9me3 and are thought to mediate the effects of this histone PTM. However, the mechanisms of HP1 chromatin regulation and the exact functional role at pericentromeric heterochromatin are still unclear. Here, we identify activity-dependent neuroprotective protein (ADNP as an H3K9me3 associated factor. We show that ADNP does not bind H3K9me3 directly, but that interaction is mediated by all three HP1 isoforms in vitro. However, in cells ADNP localization to areas of pericentromeric heterochromatin is only dependent on HP1α and HP1β. Besides a PGVLL sequence patch we uncovered an ARKS motif within the ADNP homeodomain involved in HP1 dependent H3K9me3 association and localization to pericentromeric heterochromatin. While knockdown of ADNP had no effect on HP1 distribution and heterochromatic histone and DNA modifications, we found ADNP silencing major satellite repeats. Our results identify a novel factor in the translation of H3K9me3 at pericentromeric heterochromatin that regulates transcription.

  10. Lightning and Radar Observations of the 29 May 2004 Tornadic HP Supercell during TELEX

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    Macgorman, D. R.; Kuhlman, K. M.

    2006-12-01

    On 29 May 2004, a tornadic heavy-precipitation (HP) supercell storm moved through central Oklahoma and through the Thunderstorm Electrification and Lightning Experiment (TELEX) domain. Three dimensional lightning location data from the Oklahoma Lightning Mapping Array (OK-LMA) depict the evolution of the storm, including convective surges, overshooting tops, and the formation and dissipation of lightning weak holes. In addition to the OK-LMA, the storm was also observed by two C-band mobile radars (SMART-R radars) providing three-minute volume scans and by the KOUN polarimetric S-band radar. Analysis of a lightning weak hole showed that it was co-located horizontally with a core of strong updrafts and with a bounded weak echo region. The majority of the cloud-to-ground lightning detected in the storm by the National Lightning Detection Network lowered negative charge to ground. However, during genesis of the strongest tornado, the dominant polarity of ground flashes near the reflectivity core of the storm evolved to positive. Also at approximately this time, negative ground strikes began occurring under the anvil, tens of kilometers from the reflectivity core, as lightning activity surged roughly 100 km into the anvil. Observations from these platforms provide insight into HP supercell evolution and structure and into relationships of lightning with other properties of the storm.

  11. Multi-level hp-finite cell method for embedded interface problems with application in biomechanics.

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    Elhaddad, Mohamed; Zander, Nils; Bog, Tino; Kudela, László; Kollmannsberger, Stefan; Kirschke, Jan; Baum, Thomas; Ruess, Martin; Rank, Ernst

    2017-12-19

    This work presents a numerical discretization technique for solving 3-dimensional material interface problems involving complex geometry without conforming mesh generation. The finite cell method (FCM), which is a high-order fictitious domain approach, is used for the numerical approximation of the solution without a boundary-conforming mesh. Weak discontinuities at material interfaces are resolved by using separate FCM meshes for each material sub-domain and weakly enforcing the interface conditions between the different meshes. Additionally, a recently developed hierarchical hp-refinement scheme is used to locally refine the FCM meshes to resolve singularities and local solution features at the interfaces. Thereby, higher convergence rates are achievable for nonsmooth problems. A series of numerical experiments with 2- and 3-dimensional benchmark problems is presented, showing that the proposed hp-refinement scheme in conjunction with the weak enforcement of the interface conditions leads to a significant improvement of the convergence rates, even in the presence of singularities. Finally, the proposed technique is applied to simulate a vertebra-implant model. The application showcases the method's potential as an accurate simulation tool for biomechanical problems involving complex geometry, and it demonstrates its flexibility in dealing with different types of geometric description. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  12. Diversification of HP1-like Chromo Domain Proteins in Tetrahymena thermophila.

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    Wiley, Emily A; Horrell, Scott; Yoshino, Alyssa; Schornak, Cara C; Bagnani, Claire; Chalker, Douglas L

    2018-01-01

    Proteins that possess a chromo domain are well-known for their roles in heterochromatin assembly and maintenance. The Heterochromatin Protein 1 (HP1) family, with a chromo domain and carboxy-terminal chromo shadow domain, targets heterochromatin through interaction with histone H3 methylated on lysine 9 (H3K9me2/3). The structural and functional diversity of these proteins observed in both fission yeast and metazoans correlate with chromatin specialization. To expand these studies, we examined chromo domain proteins in the ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila, which has functionally diverse and developmentally regulated heterochromatin domains. We identified thirteen proteins similar to HP1. Together they possess only a fraction of the possible chromo domain subtypes and most lack a recognizable chromo shadow domain. Using fluorescence microscopy to track chromatin localization of tagged proteins through the life cycle, we show evidence that in T. thermophila this family has diversified with biological roles in RNAi-directed DNA elimination, germline genome structure, and somatic heterochromatin. Those proteins with H3K27me3 binding sequence characteristics localize to chromatin in mature nuclei, whereas those with H3K9me2/3 binding characteristics localize to developing nuclei undergoing DNA elimination. Findings point to an expanded and diversified family of chromo domain proteins that parallels heterochromatin diversity in ciliates. © 2017 The Authors. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of International Society of Protistologists.

  13. Reproducción y dieta de Liolaemus koslowskyi Etheridge 1993

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    Aun, Liliana

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available Se describe el ciclo reproductivo y la dieta de una población de Liolaemus koslowskyi, de la localidad de Pomán, Departamento de Pomán, Catamarca, Argentina. Esta especie presenta un ciclo reproductivo estacional con dos posturas al año, en primavera y a principios del verano. El tamaño de la carnada es de 3-9 huevos por postura. La dieta tanto para machos como para hembras consiste en hormigas, coleópteros, hemípteros, larvas, pupas y arañas. Numéricamente las hormigas son las más abundantes y la mayor contribución en volumen es el de los coleópteros. The reproductive cycle and diet are described for a population Liolaernus koslowskyi studied at Pomán, Departamento Pomán, Catamarca, Argentina. This species has a seasonal reproductive cycle with egg production occurring in spring and early summer. Females may produce two clutches of eggs each year. Clutch size vares from 3-9 eggs and is correlated with female snout-vent length. The diet of males and females consists of ants, beetles, hemipterans, larvae, pupae, and spiders. Numerically, ants are most abundant in the diet whereas volumetrically, beetles contribute the most.

  14. Radicais livres e os principais antioxidantes da dieta Free radicals and the main dietary antioxidants

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    Maria de Lourdes Pires Bianchi

    1999-08-01

    Full Text Available Durante a redução do oxigênio molecular, espécies reativas de oxigênio são formadas e existe a necessidade permanente de inativar estes radicais livres. Os danos induzidos pelos radicais livres podem afetar muitas moléculas biológicas, incluindo os lipídeos, as proteínas, os carboidratos e as vitaminas presentes nos alimentos. As espécies reativas de oxigênio também estão implicadas nas várias doenças humanas. Evidências têm sido acumuladas indicando que uma dieta rica em antioxidantes reduz os riscos das principais doenças humanas. Esta revisão discute a importância dos antioxidantes da dieta sobre as estratégias de defesa dos organismos contra os radicais livres.During the reduction of molecular oxygen, reactive oxygen species are formed and there is a continuous requirement for inactivation of these free radicals. Damage induced by free radicals can affect many biological molecules, including lipids, proteins, carbohydrates and vitamins present in the food. Reactive oxygen species are also thought to be implicated in the pathogenesis of various human diseases. In fact, evidence has been accumulated indicating that a diet rich in antioxidants reduce the risks of the major human diseases. This review discusses the importance of dietary antioxidants in the defense strategies of organisms against free radicals.

  15. Vitamina A em dieta de juvenis de pacu cultivados em tanques-rede

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    Arcangelo Augusto Signor

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito da suplementação de vitamina A na alimentação de juvenis de pacu cultivados em tanques-rede. Foram utilizados 2.000 peixes, com peso inicial médio de 66,93±15,03 g, distribuídos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, em 20 tanques-rede de 5,0 m³, com cinco tratamentos e quatro repetições. As rações foram formuladas com 0, 3.000, 6.000, 9.000 e 12.000 UI de vitamina A por quilograma de dieta, por meio da suplementação com acetato de retinol. O arraçoamento foi realizado às 8:30, 13:30 e 17:30 h, até a saciedade aparente dos animais. Não foram observadas diferenças quanto aos parâmetros de desempenho produtivo, rendimento e composição química da carcaça, e aos parâmetros hematológicos e lipídios no fígado dos peixes que foram alimentados com diferentes níveis de vitamina A. A suplementação de vitamina A em dietas para juvenis de pacu criados em tanques-rede não influencia o desempenho produtivo dos peixes.

  16. A replica exchange Monte Carlo algorithm for protein folding in the HP model

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    Shmygelska Alena

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The ab initio protein folding problem consists of predicting protein tertiary structure from a given amino acid sequence by minimizing an energy function; it is one of the most important and challenging problems in biochemistry, molecular biology and biophysics. The ab initio protein folding problem is computationally challenging and has been shown to be NP MathType@MTEF@5@5@+=feaafiart1ev1aaatCvAUfKttLearuWrP9MDH5MBPbIqV92AaeXatLxBI9gBaebbnrfifHhDYfgasaacH8akY=wiFfYdH8Gipec8Eeeu0xXdbba9frFj0=OqFfea0dXdd9vqai=hGuQ8kuc9pgc9s8qqaq=dirpe0xb9q8qiLsFr0=vr0=vr0dc8meaabaqaciaacaGaaeqabaqabeGadaaakeaat0uy0HwzTfgDPnwy1egaryqtHrhAL1wy0L2yHvdaiqaacqWFneVtcqqGqbauaaa@3961@-hard even when conformations are restricted to a lattice. In this work, we implement and evaluate the replica exchange Monte Carlo (REMC method, which has already been applied very successfully to more complex protein models and other optimization problems with complex energy landscapes, in combination with the highly effective pull move neighbourhood in two widely studied Hydrophobic Polar (HP lattice models. Results We demonstrate that REMC is highly effective for solving instances of the square (2D and cubic (3D HP protein folding problem. When using the pull move neighbourhood, REMC outperforms current state-of-the-art algorithms for most benchmark instances. Additionally, we show that this new algorithm provides a larger ensemble of ground-state structures than the existing state-of-the-art methods. Furthermore, it scales well with sequence length, and it finds significantly better conformations on long biological sequences and sequences with a provably unique ground-state structure, which is believed to be a characteristic of real proteins. We also present evidence that our REMC algorithm can fold sequences which exhibit significant interaction between termini in the hydrophobic core relatively easily. Conclusion We demonstrate that REMC utilizing the pull move

  17. Proposal of concentration limits for determining the hazard property HP 14 for waste using ecotoxicological tests.

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    Hennebert, Pierre

    2018-04-01

    Different ecotoxicological test batteries and concentration limits have been proposed to assess the hazard property (HP) HP 14 'Ecotoxic' for waste in the European Union and its member states. In test batteries, if the concentration of waste in the culture/dilution medium producing 50% of inhibitory biological effect in one or more test(s) is below the concentration limit of the test, the waste is classified as hazardous. A summarized review of the test batteries proposed since 1998 is presented. The last proposed test battery uses seven aquatic and terrestrial species with standardized methods, but with options and uniform concentration limits of 10% of waste eluate or solid waste in the culture/dilution medium. No attempt was made to match this hazard assessment with the classification made in the European List of Waste (LoW). The aim of this paper is to propose for the same test battery (reduced to 6 tests without options) concentration limits that match with the European List of Waste. This list was taken as reference (despite the fact that waste can be hazardous for other properties than the most frequent HP 14, and its partly political nature for some opinions). The concentration limits (CLs) for tests are the concentrations producing the highest ecotoxicological effects for each test observed in a non-hazardous waste set. Data from Germany, France and Belgium (from in total 5 different sources from 2009 to 2016) with the above-mentioned test battery (without options) were gathered for 81 samples, being the largest set ever published. In total, ten non-hazardous (NH) waste samples (as defined by the LoW and for most of them checked by chemical composition) were used to establish CLs. These CLs were then applied to 13 hazardous (H) waste by the LoW, and all were classified as hazardous. The matching of the resulting classification with the LoW is convincing. For the 58 'mirror entries' in the LoW (hazardous or not depending of the presence of hazardous

  18. Risk stratification for surgical outcomes in older colorectal cancer patients using ISAR-HP and G8 screening tools.

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    Souwer, Esteban T D; Verweij, Norbert M; van den Bos, Frederiek; Bastiaannet, Esther; Slangen, Rob M E; Steup, Willem H; Hamaker, Marije E; Portielje, Johanna E A

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    Older patients are at risk for adverse outcomes after surgical treatment of cancer. Identifying patients at risk could affect treatment decisions and prevent functional decline. Screening tools are available to select patients for Geriatric Assessment. Until now their predictive value for adverse outcomes in older colorectal cancer patients has not been investigated. To study the predictive value of the Geriatric 8 (G8) and Identification of Seniors at Risk for Hospitalized Patients (ISAR-HP) screening tools for adverse outcomes after elective colorectal surgery in patients older than 70years. Primary outcomes were 30-day complication rates, secondary outcomes were the length of hospital stay and six-month mortality. Multicentre cohort study from two hospitals in the Netherlands. Frail was defined as a G8 ≤14 and/or ISAR-HP ≥2. Odds ratio (OR) is given with 95% CI. Overall, 139 patients (52%) out of 268 patients were included; 32 patients (23%) were ISAR-HP-frail, 68 (50%) were G8-frail, 20 were frail on both screening tools. Median age was 77.7years. ISAR-HP frail patients were at risk for 30-day complications OR 2.4 (CI 1.1-5.4, p=0.03), readmission OR 3.4 (1.1-11.0), cardiopulmonary complications OR 5.9 (1.6-22.6), longer hospital stay (10.3 versus 8.9day) and six-months mortality OR 4.9 (1.1-23.4). When ISAR-HP and G8 were combined OR increased for readmission, 30-day and six-months mortality. G8 alone had no predictive value. ISAR-HP-frail patients are at risk for adverse outcomes after colorectal surgery. ISAR-HP combined with G8 has the strongest predictive value for complications and mortality. Patients screening frail on ISAR-HP are at increased risk for morbidity and mortality. Screening results of G8 alone was not predictive for postoperative outcomes. Predictive value increased when G8 and ISAR-HP were combined. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  19. [In vivo and in vitro effect of peptide HP-6 derived from donkey serum albumin on hematopoietic system].

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    Li, Hao; Yan, Shengmin; Wang, Zhefeng; Shen, Xiaomiao; Rao, Pingfan

    2011-08-01

    By bioinformatics method, the effect in hematopoietic system of bioactive peptide HP-6, which was obtained from donkey serum albumin and is one of the major protein components from donkey-hide gelatin, was investigated. Human bone marrow nucleated cells (hBMNCs) and murine bone marrow stromal cells (mBMSCs) were separated and cultured with different concentration of peptide HP-6 (0.000 15, 0.001 5, 0.015, 0.15, 1.5 micromol x L(-1)). The effect on promoting proliferation of cells related to hematopoiesis in bone morrow was detected and the ultrastructure of cells after treated by HP-6 was observed through transmission electron microscope. Hemorrhage anemia mouse model and anemia mouse model induced by cyclophosphamide were established, and randomly divided into peptide HP-6 groups which were administered respectively with different doses (1, 0.1, 0.01 mg x kg(-1)) by gavage, and control group which was administered with PBS by gavage. Peripheral blood components of all mice and bone morrow cells (BMC) number of mice induced by cyclophosphamide were evaluated. Peptide HP-6 could concentration-related promote the proliferation of hBMNCs and mBMSCs, hBMNCs got the highest reproduction rate of 152.11% and mBMSCs also got 63.52% with the concentration of 0.15 micromol x L(-1), then the reproduction rate decreased while the concentration kept increasing. The transmission electron microscope showed that ultrastructure of cells was normal after treated by HP-6.1 mg x kg(-1) peptide HP-6 significantly increased peripheral platelet and protected mouse morrow injured by cyclophoshamide. 0.1 mg x kg(-1) peptide HP-6 significantly increased peripheral platelet with relative growth rate of 77.65%, increased peripheral white blood cells count and peripheral red blood cells count, also could protect mouse peripheral blood after treated by chemotherapeutics. Peptide HP-6 could promote the proliferation of cells related to hematopoietic system, enhance mouse hemopoiesis function and

  20. Bensal HP for Second Intention Healing Following Mohs Micrographic Surgery or Shave Skin Biopsy: An Open-label Pilot Study.

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    Mordorski, Breanne; Friedman, Adam J; Kircik, Leon H

    2016-10-01

    Dermatologists frequently create cutaneous defects that heal by second intention, yet there is no universal protocol for wound care in this setting. Several ointments commonly used for wound healing are not cost effective as they contain known contact allergens, contribute to antimicrobial resistance, and do not enhance the healing process. Recent studies indicate that Bensal HP, a commercially available ointment used for a variety of dermatologic conditions, may be useful for wound healing; although clinical data is currently limited. In this single-center open-label pilot study, Bensal HP was evaluated for second intention healing over 8 weeks following either Mohs micrographic surgery or shave skin biopsy in 20 patients. Results indicate that Bensal HP is effective for second intention healing as demonstrated by increased Global Assessment of Efficacy scores and decreased wound measurements, with 16 patients achieving full closure. Patient symptoms overall improved over the study period, and Bensal HP was well tolerated with no adverse effects associated with its use. By providing critical data regarding the safety and efficacy of Bensal HP, this study may provide useful information to guide further assessment in future large-scale comparative wound healing studies. J Drugs Dermatol. 2016;15(10):1197-1202.

  1. Linear epitope recognition antibodies strongly respond to the C-terminal domain of HP-PRRSV GP5.

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    Wang, Xinglong; Qui, Li; Dang, Yu; Xiao, Sha; Zhang, Shuxia; Yang, Zengqi

    2014-12-05

    A total of 155 peptides derived from the highly pathogenic porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (HP-PRRSV) glycoprotein 5 (GP5) were printed on a chip to reveal the antigen reaction characteristics of the protein. The reactions of these peptides to HP-PRRSV-specific pig serum were scanned and quantified using fluorescence intensity via the PepSlide(®) Analyzer software. The intensity plots showed different reactions in the different sectors of GP5. The highest reaction intensity value reached 3894.5, with a peptide sequence of IVEKGGKVEVEGHLI. Seventeen peptides that showed relatively high reaction levels with HP-PRRSV-specific pig serum were selected as epitope candidates. Furthermore, the antigenic character was predicted using a software and was compared with the peptide scan results. In contrast to the software prediction, the HP-PRRSV-specific antibodies strongly responded to the C-terminal domain of GP5. The acquired data may be useful for understanding the antigenic characteristics of HP-PRRSV GP5. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  2. Goal-Oriented Self-Adaptive hp Finite Element Simulation of 3D DC Borehole Resistivity Simulations

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    Calo, Victor M.

    2011-05-14

    In this paper we present a goal-oriented self-adaptive hp Finite Element Method (hp-FEM) with shared data structures and a parallel multi-frontal direct solver. The algorithm automatically generates (without any user interaction) a sequence of meshes delivering exponential convergence of a prescribed quantity of interest with respect to the number of degrees of freedom. The sequence of meshes is generated from a given initial mesh, by performing h (breaking elements into smaller elements), p (adjusting polynomial orders of approximation) or hp (both) refinements on the finite elements. The new parallel implementation utilizes a computational mesh shared between multiple processors. All computational algorithms, including automatic hp goal-oriented adaptivity and the solver work fully in parallel. We describe the parallel self-adaptive hp-FEM algorithm with shared computational domain, as well as its efficiency measurements. We apply the methodology described to the three-dimensional simulation of the borehole resistivity measurement of direct current through casing in the presence of invasion.

  3. Mutantes rin, norA, og c e hp em diferentes backgrounds genotípicos de tomateiro Rin, norA, og c and hp mutants in tomatos with different genetic backgrounds

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    Marcos Ventura Faria

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a viabilidade do emprego isolado e simultâneo dos mutantes rin, norA, og c e hp em heterozigose, em genótipos de tomateiro, visando à melhoria da qualidade pós-colheita dos frutos. Foram avaliados 18 genótipos que diferem quanto às combinações entre estes locos em dois diferentes backgrounds (FloraDade e background experimental. Contrastes não ortogonais foram estabelecidos para quantificar os efeitos dos alelos mutantes, isoladamente ou combinados em um mesmo genótipo, em dois backgrounds, sobre a produção total e produção precoce de frutos, massa média, firmeza, coloração externa, teores de licopeno e betacaroteno dos frutos. Os alelos norA e rin em heterozigose, no background FloraDade, desaceleraram a taxa de perda de firmeza e reduziram os teores de licopeno e betacaroteno nos frutos maduros. As combinações heterozigotas entre o mutante rin e os mutantes norA, og c e hp aumentaram a firmeza dos frutos. O efeito do genótipo rin+/rin nor+/norA sobre a firmeza dos frutos foi o somatório dos efeitos individuais dos locos. O alelo rin mostrou-se, individualmente, mais eficiente do que norA, em prolongar a firmeza dos frutos. Os genótipos og c+/og c e hp+/hp, juntos ou isolados, aumentaram a coloração dos frutos rin+/rin. Recomenda-se a utilização dos genótipos rin+/rin nor+/norA no desenvolvimento de híbridos longa vida, buscando-se, contudo, backgrounds que sofram prejuízo menor sobre a coloração dos frutos e adicionando-se mutantes og c+/og c e hp+/hp.The objective of this work was to assess the viability of single and simultaneous use of rin, norA, og c and hp as heterozygotes in tomato genotypes in order to improve post-harvest fruit quality. Eighteen genotypes differing in combinations among these loci in two backgrounds (Floradade and experimental background were evaluated. Contrasts were used to quantify the effects of single and simultaneous application of mutant loci

  4. Hp(3)/Φ conversion coefficients for neutrons: discussion on the basis of the new ICRP recommended limit for the eye lens.

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    Ferrari, P; Gualdrini, G; Tanner, R; Fantuzzi, E

    2014-10-01

    The new recommendation issued by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) introducing a 20-mSv annual dose limit for the eye lens stimulated an interesting debate among the radiation protection community. In the present work the problem of estimating Hp(3) for neutron realistic workplace spectra is treated, employing the recently published Hp(3)/Φ conversion coefficients with the aim of establishing a workplace-dependent relationship between Hp(10) and Hp(3). The results demonstrate that, whilst the two quantities can differ by less than 10 %, in general, Hp(10) cannot be considered a conservative estimate of Hp(3). © The Author 2013. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  5. Distribución y comentarios sobre la dieta de Rhinella azarai (Anura, Bufonidae en Corrientes, Argentina

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    Etchepare, Eduardo G.

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available En esta contribución se dan a conocer nuevas poblaciones de R. azarai para la provincia de Corrientes (Argentina, y se brinda información sobre la composición de la dieta de una de ellas.

  6. Desempenho de vacas em lactação alimentadas com dietas contendo torta de macaúba

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    R.A. Azevedo

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se o consumo de nutrientes e a produção e composição do leite de vacas da raça Holandesa alimentadas com dietas contendo diferentes quantidades de inclusão de torta de macaúba. Oito animais foram distribuídos em dois quadrados latinos 4x4, sendo quatro tratamentos, 0, 100, 200 e 300g kg-1 de TM na matéria seca da dieta, e quatro períodos experimentais de 21 dias, 14 de adaptação e sete de avaliações. A adição de quantidades crescentes de torta de macaúba à dieta alterou o consumo de matéria seca, matéria orgânica, proteína bruta, extrato etéreo, fibra em detergente neutro, carboidratos não fibrosos, produção e os teores de lactose, extrato seco desengordurado e sólidos totais do leite, bem como a eficiência alimentar e a digestibilidade da matéria seca. Por outro lado, não foi verificada diferença nos teores de gordura do leite. A adição da TM em até 300g kg-1 da dieta comprometeu o consumo e o desempenho produtivo dos animais.

  7. ACEPTACIÓN DE UNA DIETA ARTIFICIAL POR LARVAS DE LA MARIPOSA BATTUS POLYDAMAS POLYDAMAS (LEPIDOPTERA: PAPILIONIDAE

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    Ricardo Augusto Claro Carrascal

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Se evalúo la aceptabilidad de una dieta artificial utilizada en la alimentación del estado larval de la mariposa Battus polydamas polydamas (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae, bajo condiciones de laboratorio.  A las larvas se les ofreció una dieta en diferentes presentaciones y composiciones, de acuerdo con ensayos previos y con los análisis nutricionales desarrollados a larvas maduras y a hojas de la  planta hospedera, Aristolochia maxima (Aristolochiaceae.  La longevidad, en estado larval, de B. polydamas criadas en laboratorio, se ve afectada significativamente por los diferentes tratamientos de alimentación. La curva de sobrevivencia no presento diferencias significativas entre las larvas alimentadas con solamente hojas jóvenes de la planta y aquellas que se alimentaron con dieta esparcida. En contraste, las tasas de crecimiento larval, fueron significativamente afectadas según el tratamiento.  Se sustenta la cría de mariposas de la especie B. polydamas bajo una dieta artificial con condiciones de temperatura, humedad y luminosidad controlada, con propósitos de investigación o futuros planes de manejo y conservación.

  8. Diferentes niveles de energía metabolizable y aminoácidos azufrados en dietas para gallinas Bovans blancas

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    Con el objeto de evaluar el comportamiento productivo de la gallina Bovans blanca de primer ciclo alimentadas con dietas con niveles diferentes de energía metabolizable (EM) y de metionina+cistina digestible (AAD), para lograr disminuir el porcentaje de huevo pequeño (

  9. Effect of a long-chained fructan Raftiline HP on blood lipids and spontaneous atherosclerosis in low density receptor knockout mice

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    Mortensen, Alicja; Poulsen, Morten; Frandsen, Henrik Lauritz

    2002-01-01

    The effect of a long-chained fructan Raftiline HP on spontaneous hypercholesterolemia and atherosclerosis was studied in 40 LDLR-/- male mice receiving isocaloric, balanced in fat content, purified diets with 0 or 10% Raftiline HP, for 16 weeks. The feed intake was comparable (3.9 v. 3.8 g....../day) but the terminal body weight was lower in the Raftiline HP group (36 v. 32g, p...

  10. Estudos para Composição de uma Dieta Referência Semipurificada para Avaliação de Exigências Nutricionais em Juvenis de Pirapitinga, Piaractus brachypomus (Cuvier, 1818

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    Vásquez-Torres Wálter

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Foram realizados dois experimentos com o objetivo de definir uma dieta referência para estudos de exigências nutricionais em Piaractus brachypomus. No primeiro experimento, foram testadas quatro dietas com ingredientes semipurificados (H-440 com 47% PB, C-102 com 41% PB, NRC com 37% PB e IALL-1 com 32% de PB e uma dieta controle (32% de PB com ingredientes comuns. No segundo experimento, foi usada a dieta IALL-1, como base para a formulação de três dietas experimentais. A dieta 2 foi suplementada com vitamina C e uma pré-mistura de macrominerais, enquanto na dieta 3 o óleo vegetal foi substituído por óleo de peixe. O ganho de peso foi usado como critério básico para medir os efeitos das dietas, sendo também considerados consumo de alimento, taxa específica de crescimento (SGR, conversão alimentar aparente (FCR, eficiência de utilização da proteína (PER e retenção de proteína (%PPV e de energia (%RE. Entre as dietas semipurificadas, o melhor desempenho de crescimento e de utilização dos nutrientes foi observado para as dietas NRC e IALL-1, que não diferiram entre si. No segundo experimento, o grupo de peixes alimentados com a dieta 2 apresentou crescimento 42% maior que o observado com as dietas sem suplementação. As outras variáveis analisadas, FCR, SGR, PER e %PPV, também foram significativamente melhoradas. Os resultados em conjunto indicam que a dieta IALL-1 suplementada com macrominerais e vitamina C pode ser considerada adequada como dieta referência semipurificada para estudos de nutrição de Piaractus brachypomus.

  11. Proteínas da soja processadas de diferentes modos em dietas para desmame de leitões

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    Bertol Teresinha Marisa

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado um experimento para avaliar a substituição parcial do farelo de soja (FS por outros subprodutos da soja obtidos por intermédio de diferentes tipos de processamento, bem como comparar estes subprodutos entre si, como fonte protéica na dieta de leitões desmamados aos 21 dias de idade. Com este objetivo foram comparados quatro tratamentos: T1 - dieta controle, com FS como única fonte protéica; T2, T3 e T4 -- 50% do FS da dieta controle foi substituído por soja integral extrusada (SIE, proteína texturizada de soja (PTS e proteína concentrada de soja (PCS, respectivamente. As dietas foram isocalóricas, isolisínicas, contendo o mesmo nível de produtos lácteos e fornecidas do dia do desmame até 14 dias após. A substituição parcial do FS por qualquer um dos subprodutos avaliados melhorou o ganho de peso diário (GPD, o consumo diário de ração (CRD e a conversão alimentar (CA no período de fornecimento das dietas. No período total da creche, a substituição parcial do FS proporcionou melhoria no GPD e CRD, mas a CA não foi afetada. A incidência de diarréia e a morfologia da mucosa intestinal não foram influenciadas pelos diferentes subprodutos da soja. A substituição de 50% do FS da dieta de desmame pela SIE, PTS ou PCS proporcionou melhor desempenho, com ganhos adicionais de 1 a 2 kg a mais por leitão no final da fase de creche. A SIE, PTS e PCS não apresentam diferenças entre si como substitutos parciais do FS na dieta de leitões desmamados com 21 dias de idade.

  12. Improved Functional Properties and Efficiencies of Nitinol Wires Under High-Performance Shape Memory Effect (HP-SME)

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    Casati, R.; Saghafi, F.; Biffi, C. A.; Vedani, M.; Tuissi, A.

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    Martensitic Ti-rich NiTi intermetallics are broadly used in various cyclic applications as actuators, which exploit the shape memory effect (SME). Recently, a new approach for exploiting austenitic Ni-rich NiTi shape memory alloys as actuators was proposed and named high-performance shape memory effect (HP-SME). HP-SME is based on thermal recovery of de-twinned martensite produced by mechanical loading of the parent phase. The aim of the manuscript consists in evaluating and comparing the fatigue and actuation properties of austenitic HP-SME wires and conventional martensitic SME wires. The effect of the thermomechanical cycling on the actuation response and the changes in the electrical resistivity of both shape memory materials were studied by performing the actuation tests at different stages of the fatigue life. Finally, the changes in the transition temperatures before and after cycling were also investigated by differential calorimetric tests.

  13. New Diphosphopentamolybdate K5[HP2Mo5O23] · 10H2O: Synthesis, Structure, and Characterization

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    Harchani, Ali; Haddad, A.

    2017-12-01

    A new diphosphopentamolybdate(VI) K5[HP2Mo5O23] · 10H2O has been prepared employing solution method and characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction, energy dispersive analysis, infrared spectroscopy, thermal stability analysis, cyclic voltammetry analysis, and ultraviolet visible spectroscopy. The compound crystallizes in the orthorhombic sp. gr. Pcab: a = 15.9661(10) Å, b = 19.0832(10) Å, c = 20.0970(9) Å, V = 6123.27(10) Å3, Z = 8. The crystal structure contains the polyanion units [HP2Mo5O23]5- around the potassium cations and lattice water. The [HP2Mo5O23]5- subunits are connected together through K-O-Mo bridges and hydrogen bonds. The crystal shape morphology was simulated using the Bravais-Friedel-Donnay-Harker model.

  14. User manual of the multicompenent variably - saturated flow and transport model HP1

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    Jacques, D.; Simunek, J.

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    This report describes a new comprehensive simulation tool HP1 (HYDRUS1D-PHREEQC) that was obtained by coupling the HYDRUS-1D one-dimensional variably-saturated water flow and solute transport model with the PHREEQC geochemical code. The HP1 code incorporates modules simulating (1) transient water flow in variably-saturated media, (2) transport of multiple components, and (3) mixed equilibrium/kinetic geochemical reactions. The program numerically solves the Richards equation for variably-saturated water flow and advection-dispersion type equations for heat and solute transport. The flow equation incorporates a sink term to account for water uptake by plant roots. The heat transport equation considers transport due to conduction and convection with flowing water. The solute transport equations consider advective-dispersive transport in the liquid phase. The program can simulate a broad range of low-temperature biogeochemical reactions in water, soil and ground water systems including interactions with minerals, gases, exchangers, and sorption surfaces, based on thermodynamic equilibrium, kinetics, or mixed equilibrium-kinetic reactions. The program may be used to analyze water and solute movement in unsaturated, partially saturated, or fully saturated porous media. The flow region may be composed of nonuniform soils or sediments. Flow and transport can occur in the vertical, horizontal, or a generally inclined direction. The water flow part of the model can deal with prescribed head and flux boundaries, boundaries controlled by atmospheric conditions, as well as free drainage boundary conditions. The governing flow and transport equations were solved numerically using Galerkin-type linear finite element schemes. To test the accuracy of the coupling procedures implemented in HP1, simulation results were compared with (i) HYDRUS-1D for transport problems of multiple components subject to sequential first-order decay, (ii) PHREEQC for steady-state flow conditions, and

  15. The WRKY transcription factor HpWRKY44 regulatesCytP450-like1expression in red pitaya fruit (Hylocereus polyrhizus).

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    Cheng, Mei-Nv; Huang, Zi-Juan; Hua, Qing-Zhu; Shan, Wei; Kuang, Jian-Fei; Lu, Wang-Jin; Qin, Yong-Hua; Chen, Jian-Ye

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    Red pitaya ( Hylocereus polyrhizus ) fruit is a high-value, functional food, containing a high level of betalains. Several genes potentially related to betalain biosynthesis, such as cytochrome P450-like ( CytP450-like ), have been identified in pitaya fruit, while their transcriptional regulation remains unclear. In this work, the potential involvement of a WRKY transcription factor, HpWRKY44, in regulating CytP450-like1 expression in pitaya fruit was examined. HpWRKY44, a member of the Group 1 WRKY family, contains two conserved WRKY motifs and is localized in the nucleus. HpWRKY44 also exhibits trans-activation ability. Gene expression analysis showed that the expression of HpCytP450-like1 and HpWRKY44 increased steadily during pitaya fruit coloration, which corresponded with the production of elevated betalain levels in the fruit. HpWRKY44 was also demonstrated to directly bind to and activate the HpCytP450-like1 promoter via the recognition of the W-box element present in the promoter. Collectively, our findings indicate that HpWRKY44 transcriptionally activates HpCytP450-like1 , which perhaps, at least in part, contributes to betalain biosynthesis in pitaya fruit. The information provided in the current study provides novel insights into the regulatory network associated with betalain biosynthesis during pitaya fruit coloration.

  16. Helicobacter pylori antigen HP0986 (TieA) interacts with cultured gastric epithelial cells and induces IL8 secretion via NF-κB mediated pathway.

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    Devi, Savita; Ansari, Suhail A; Vadivelu, Jamuna; Mégraud, Francis; Tenguria, Shivendra; Ahmed, Niyaz

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    The envisaged roles and partly understood functional properties of Helicobacter pylori protein HP0986 are significant in the context of proinflammatory and or proapoptotic activities, the two important facilitators of pathogen survival and persistence. In addition, sequence analysis of this gene predicts a restriction endonuclease function which remained unknown thus far. To evaluate the role of HP0986 in gastric inflammation, we studied its expression profile using a large number of clinical isolates but a limited number of biopsies and patient sera. Also, we studied antigenic role of HP0986 in altering cytokine responses of human gastric epithelial (AGS) cells including its interaction with and localization within the AGS cells. For in vitro expression study of HP0986, 110 H. pylori clinical isolates were cultured from patients with functional dyspepsia. For expression analysis by qRT PCR of HP0986, 10 gastric biopsy specimens were studied. HP0986 was also used to detect antibodies in patient sera. AGS cells were incubated with recombinant HP0986 to determine cytokine response and NF-κB activation. Transient transfection with HP0986 cloned in pEGFPN1 was used to study its subcellular localization or homing in AGS cells. Out of 110 cultured H. pylori strains, 34 (31%) were positive for HP0986 and this observation was correlated with in vitro expression profiles. HP0986 mRNA was detected in 7 of the 10 biopsy specimens. Further, HP0986 induced IL-8 secretion in gastric epithelial cells in a dose and time-dependent manner via NF-κB pathway. Serum antibodies against HP0986 were positively associated with H. pylori positive patients. Transient transfection of AGS cells revealed both cytoplasmic and nuclear localization of HP0986. HP0986 was moderately prevalent in clinical isolates and its expression profile in cultures and gastric biopsies points to its being naturally expressed. Collective observations including the induction of IL-8 via TNFR1 and NF

  17. [(68) Ga]-HP-DO3A-nitroimidazole: a promising agent for PET detection of tumor hypoxia.

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    Wu, Yunkou; Hao, Guiyang; Ramezani, Saleh; Saha, Debabrata; Zhao, Dawen; Sun, Xiankai; Sherry, A Dean

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    The goal of this study is to evaluate a new (68) Ga-based imaging agent for detecting tumor hypoxia using positron emission tomography (PET). The new hypoxia targeting agent reported here, [(68) Ga]-HP-DO3A-nitroimidazole ([(68) Ga]-HP-DO3A-NI), was constructed by linking a nitroimidazole moiety with the macrocyclic ligand component of ProHance®, HP-DO3A. The hypoxia targeting capability of this agent was evaluated in A549 lung cancer cells in vitro and in SCID mice bearing subcutaneous A549 tumor xenografts. The cellular uptake assays showed that significantly more [(68) Ga]-HP-DO3A-NI accumulates in hypoxic tumor cells at 30, 60 and 120 min than in the same cells exposed to 21% O2 . The agent also accumulated in hypoxic tumors in vivo to give a tumor/muscle ratio (T/M) of 5.0 ± 1.2 (n = 3) as measured by PET at 2 h post-injection (p.i.). This was further confirmed by ex vivo biodistribution data. In addition, [(68) Ga]-HP-DO3A-NI displayed very favorable pharmacokinetic properties, as it was cleared largely through the kidneys with little to no accumulation in liver, heart or lung (%ID/g HP-DO3A, which lacks the nitroimidazole moiety, and by PET imaging of tumor-bearing mice breathing air versus 100% O2 . Given the commercial availability of cGMP (68) Ge/(68) Ga generators and the ease of (68) Ga labeling, the new agent could potentially be widely applied for imaging tumor hypoxia prior to radiation therapy. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  18. Efeito hipolipidêmico da dieta contendo farelo de arroz Hypolipidemic effect of rice bran diet

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    Letícia Schmidt

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: A hipercolesterolemia é um importante fator de risco estabelecido para doença arterial coronariana. As fibras solúveis, ácidos graxos poliinsaturados e orizanol contribuem para a inibição da absorção do colesterol e, consequentemente, diminuição dos níveis séricos de colesterol. Objetivos: No presente estudo, foi investigado o efeito da dieta de farelo de arroz oferecido após o desmame de crias de ratos, em relação ao crescimento e desenvolvimento deles, bem como a concentração de glicose, colesterol total e fracionado. Materiais e Métodos: Este estudo examinou quatro tipos diferentes de dietas em ratos Wistar de 21 dias, contendo farelo de arroz com e sem lisina, bem como a adição de proteína de soja, sendo todas dietas comparadas com a comercial. Foram analisados os níveis séricos de colesterol total, HDL, LDL, glicose e proteína. Também foi mensurado o peso corporal e do fígado, assim como quantificada a proteína e o DNA do fígado. Resultados: A dieta contendo farelo de arroz com e sem lisina apresentaram uma redução nos níveis de colesterol plasmático (p≤0,05 e p≤0.01, respectivamente. Porém, a adição de proteína de soja reduziu o LDL colesterol (p≤0.05, sendo que com a adição de lisina a diferença fica maior (p≤0.01. A concentração de glicose sanguínea está significativamente menor apenas na dieta com farelo de arroz sem lisina (p≤0.01. Conclusão: Foi possível concluir que o consumo de uma dieta com farelo de arroz contendo lisina ou não tem um efeito hipocolesterolêmico, mas observou-se que a dieta sem adição de lisina afetou o crescimento e desenvolvimento dos ratos.Introduction: Hypercholesterolemia is a major risk factor established for coronary artery disease. The soluble fibers, polyunsaturated fatty acids and oryzanol contribute to the inhibition of cholesterol absorption and thus decrease the serum cholesterol levels. Objective: In this study, the effect of

  19. Características produtivas de cordeiros terminados em confinamento com dietas contendo diferentes teores de borra de soja

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    S. Carvalho

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o efeito de dietas contendo diferentes teores de borra de soja sobre o consumo de nutrientes, o ganho de peso, as características de carcaça e os componentes do peso vivo de cordeiros terminados em confinamento. Foram utilizados 25 cordeiros, machos, castrados, da raça Texel, distribuídos aleatoriamente em cinco tratamentos compostos por proporções de 0%, 2,89%, 5,77%, 8,65% ou 11,55% de borra de soja na matéria seca das dietas. Houve redução linear do consumo de nutrientes, com exceção do consumo de extrato etéreo, que aumentou linearmente. O peso vivo ao abate, o ganho de peso diário, os pesos e rendimentos de carcaça quente e fria, e os pesos de perna e de costilhar diminuíram linearmente, ao passo que as proporções de rúmen e do trato gastrintestinal, com conteúdo, bem como o conteúdo gastrointestinal, aumentaram linearmente com o aumento dos níveis de borra de soja nas dietas. A proporção de perna foi influenciada de forma quadrática. O aumento da participação de borra de soja na dieta de cordeiros em sistema de confinamento leva à diminuição do desempenho produtivo dos animais. Contudo, o lucro diário obtido por animal não é influenciado, podendo-se inferir que a inclusão de borra de soja até o nível de 11,55% da matéria seca total da dieta é uma alternativa viável para a terminação de cordeiros em confinamento.

  20. Adição da parede celular de levedura (Saccharomyces cerevisiae na dieta para frangos de corte

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    D.C. Barroso

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    Full Text Available Os efeitos da parede celular de Saccharomyces cerevisiae (PCSc na dieta para frangos foram avaliados com base nos tratamentos: dieta referência com avilamicina (AV; dieta referência (DR; DR com 0,1% de PCSc (PCSc0,1; DR com 0,2% de PCSc (PCSc0,2; DR com 0,3% de PCSc (PCSc0,3. O delineamento foi o de blocos ao acaso, com cinco tratamentos e seis repetições de 10 aves, totalizando 300 frangos, machos. No período de nove a 21 dias de idade, o tratamento PCSc0,3 influenciou negativamente no ganho de peso (631g, e no período de 34 a 39 dias, o tratamento PCSc0,1 proporcionou melhor ganho de peso (461g em relação ao tratamento com o antimicrobiano. O maior peso vivo ao abate, 2571g, foi obtido no tratamento PCSc0,1. Os pesos absolutos de sobrecoxa e coxa+sobrecoxa foram maiores nos tratamentos PCSc0,1 (290g e 560g e PCSc0,2 (292g e 561g e menores no tratamento PCSc0,3 (263g e 515g. Não houve influência na metabolizabilidade da ração e na contagem total de coliformes totais no íleo. Dietas com inclusão de até 0,2% de PCSc resultaram em índices produtivos adequados, podendo ser utilizadas como aditivo em dietas livres de antimicrobiano melhorador de desempenho sem o comprometimento do desempenho, características de carcaça, metabolizabilidade da ração e da contagem total de coliformes totais do íleo.

  1. Hematologia de tilápias-do-nilo alimentadas com dietas com óleos vegetais e estimuladas pelo frio

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    Daniel de Magalhães Araujo

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar os efeitos de dietas com diferentes relações entre ácidos graxos poliinsaturados ômega-6 e ômega-3 nos parâmetros hematológicos e lipídeos plasmáticos de tilápias-do-nilo, antes e após estímulo pelo frio. Foram utilizados 320 alevinos invertidos para macho (±7,5 g, distribuídos aleatoriamente em 40 tanques (250 L e alimentados com oito dietas: basal (sem adição de óleo, 6% de óleo de girassol (OG, 5% de OG + 1% de óleo de linhaça (OL, 4% de OG + 2% OL, 3% de OG + 3% de OL, 2% de OG + 4% de OL, 1% de OG + 5% de OL e 6% de OL. Os parâmetros hematológicos e os lipídeos plasmáticos foram determinados ao final de 85 dias de cultivo e após três dias de estímulo pelo frio. Não houve efeito das dietas sobre nenhuma das variáveis analisadas no período anterior ao estímulo. O número de leucócitos foi reduzido em peixes alimentados com a dieta 6% de OL, após estímulo pelo frio. O estímulo pelo frio provocou um declínio do estado geral de saúde, como leucopenia. Tilápias-do-nilo alimentadas com dietas com 6% de OL apresentaram menor resistência ao frio.

  2. Estudo sobre a ocorrência de fungos e aflatoxina B1 na dieta de bovinos leiteiros em São Paulo

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    Motta, Thiago P.; Frizzarin, Adriana; Martins, Thamires; Miranda, Mariana S.; Arcaro, Juliana R.P.; Ambrósio, Luiz A.; Pozzi, Claudia R.

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    A qualidade da dieta ofertada às vacas em lactação é uma preocupação dos agentes de saúde devido à possibilidade da detecção de micotoxinas prejudiciais a saúde humana e animal. Os objetivos do trabalho foram avaliar o perfil da micobiota, determinar a atividade de água (Aa) e a ocorrência natural de aflatoxina B1 (AFB1) em dietas ofertadas a vacas em lactação de fazendas leiteiras no estado de São Paulo, Brasil. As amostragens das dietas foram realizadas diretamente dos cochos de lote de 15 ...

  3. Efeitos do exercício físico na expressão e atividade da AMPKα em ratos obesos induzidos por dieta rica em gordura

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    Pauli,José Rodrigo; Ropelle,Eduardo Rochete; Cintra,Dennys Esper; Souza,Cláudio Teodoro de

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    INTRODUÇÃO: A ingestão de dieta hiperlipídica é um fator de risco singular no desenvolvimento de resistência à insulina e diabetes do tipo 2. OBJETIVO: O estudo investigou os efeitos do exercício físico na expressão e atividade da AMPKα em ratos obesos. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados ratos Wistar, aleatoriamente divididos em quatro grupos, que receberam dieta padrão de manutenção (grupo controle) ou dieta hiperlipídica (DHL) (grupos sedentários e exercitados), por período de quatro meses. Doi...

  4. Avaliação de diferentes dietas merídicas sobre a emergência de adultos de Ctenocephalides felis felis (Siphonaptera : Pulicidae)

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    Vieira,Vanessa Paulino da Cruz; Fazio Junior,Pedro Ivan; Verocai,Guilherme Gomes; Correia,Thais Ribeiro; Scott,Fabio Barbour

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    O objetivo do presente trabalho foi avaliar a influência de dietas merídicas compostas por sangue de diferentes espécies animais sobre a emergência de adultos da pulga Ctenocephalides felis felis. Foram utilizadas seis dietas artificiais contendo areia e sangue desidratado de cão, boi, coelho e galinha, acrescidas ou não com farelo de trigo. Foram realizadas seis repetições contendo dez ovos de C. f. felis para cada dieta. Após 25 dias de incubação, os ovos foram quantificados e avaliados qua...

  5. Dieta cetogênica para epilepsia intratável em crianças e adolescentes: relato de seis casos

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    Vasconcelos,Marcio M.; Azevedo,Patricia M. Couto; Esteves,Lívia; Brito,Adriana R.; Olivaes,Maria Cecílea D. de; Herdy,Gesmar V. Haddad

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    OBJETIVO: Descrever a introdução e o manejo da dieta cetogênica em um grupo de seis crianças e adolescentes com epilepsia refratária. MÉTODOS: Os autores reviram o prontuário médico de cada paciente menor de 15 anos submetido à dieta cetogênica entre abril de 1999 e julho de 2003 e compararam os resultados terapêuticos e efeitos adversos e benéficos com a literatura pertinente. RESULTADOS: A dieta cetogênica foi introduzida para seis pacientes, com idade mediana de sete anos (faixa: 1,8-12,2)...

  6. Ratos tratados com dieta cetogênica apresentam aumento de tecido adiposo mediado pela elevação da atividade da fosfoenolpiruvato carboxicinase

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    Leticia Carina Ribeiro

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    A Dieta Cetogênica é caracterizada pelo alto teor de gordura e baixo teor de carboidratos e proteínas, e tem sido proposta como benéfica em crianças com desordens epiléticas que não respondem ao tratamento convencional de drogas anti-epiléticas. O retardo de crescimento é um importante inconveniente desta dieta e as causas metabólicas ainda não estão bem caracterizadas. O objetivo desse estudo é examinar a variação de peso corporal e de tecido adiposo de ratos Wistar tratados com a dieta ceto...

  7. OCORRÊNCIA DE Macrobrachium amazonicum (CRUSTACEA, DECAPODA) NA DIETA DE Lysapsus bolivianus (ANURA, HYLIDAE).

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    Mayara Fabiana Melo Furtado; Carlos Eduardo Costa-Campos; Suelique Souza Queiroz; Kelly Juliana Gaya Correa; Inacia Maria Vieira

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    A dieta de Lysapsus bolivianus está baseada principalmente em pequenos artrópodes, representados geralmente por Diptera, Collembola e Hemiptera, sendo os crustáceos encontrados ocasionalmente. No presente trabalho registramos a presença de Macrobrachium amazonicum na dieta de L. bolivianus em planície de Inundação no Norte do Brasil. Palavras-chave: dieta, Crustacea, Amazônia Oriental. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18561/2179-5746/biotaamazonia.v3n3p185-187

  8. Efficacy and safety of two polyherbal combinations: E-MA-H and E-MA-HP in male sexual dysfunction.

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    Kulkarni, Mugdha P; Shinde, Bhakti S; Chaudhari, Manoj Kumar V; Avhad, Ganesh M; Pensalwar, Shrikant V; Prasad, B S V; Deshpande, Manoj Kumar M; Rosenbloom, Richard A

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    Efficacy and safety of 2 herbal products--E-MA-H at 2 dose levels, low (HLD) and high (HHD), and E-MA-HP (HP) capsules--versus placebo (PL) was evaluated in subjects with male sexual dysfunction. Males aged 21-60 with erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, or other form of sexual dysfunction were studied in this triple-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-groups trial. Subjects received any one of the following 4 interventions: E-MA-H 2 capsules at night (HLD) for 60 days; E-MA-H 2 capsules twice daily for 30 days, followed by 2 capsules at night for 30 days (HHD); E-MA-HP (HP) 2 capsules twice daily for 60 days; or placebo (PL) 2 capsules twice daily for 60 days. All dosage regimens were standardized to 2 capsules twice daily by using 2 matching placebo capsules as the morning dose for HLD and on days 31-60 for HHD. Efficacy outcome measures were the international index of erectile function; index for premature ejaculation; erectile dysfunction inventory of treatment satisfaction; subjects' and investigators' global assessment. Safety was assessed through adverse events; hematology; blood chemistry. Of 148 subjects enrolled, 1 was excluded from analysis; data on the intention-to-treat population of 147 (PL = 36, HLD = 38, HHD = 37, HP = 36) were analyzed. There was a significant (P HP (18.55 ± 1.36) compared with PL (6.83 ± 1.52). The same pattern was seen with increase in index for premature ejaculation scores: HLD (9.68 ± 1.17), HHD (10.27 ± 1.05), HP (11.36 ± 1.20) versus PL (3.77 ± 1.04). There was no significant difference in effect among the active treatment groups. The incidence of adverse events was similar in all the groups. Laboratory evaluations did not show any clinically significant abnormality in any of the groups. Treatment with HLD, HHD, and HP is well tolerated, and more effective than placebo (P < 0.01), in subjects with erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and other forms of sexual dysfunction.

  9. The Maastricht Frailty Screening Tool for Hospitalised Patients (MFST-HP) to Identify Non-Frail Patients.

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    Warnier, Ron M J; van Rossum, Erik; van Kuijk, Sander M J; Mulder, Wubbo J; Schols, Jos M G A; Kempen, Gertrudis I J M

    2017-09-01

    The Maastricht frailty screening tool for hospitalised patients (MFST-HP) is a frailty screening tool that is fully integrated in the nursing assessment at admission. This study aims to determine the predictive value of the MFST-HP for the health outcomes length of hospital stay, discharge destination, readmission and mortality. Data of 2691 hospitalised patients (70+), admitted between 01-01-2013 and 31-12-2013, were included in the study. The predictive value of the MFST-HP was analysed by means of receiver operating characteristics curves. Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV) and negative predictive value (NPV) for different MFST-HP cut-off scores were examined. Mean age of the population was 78.9 years (SD 6.4) and their average length of stay was 10.2 days (SD 9.7). Nearly 75.0% of the patients were discharged to their home and around. Approximately 25% of the patients were readmitted within 120 days. Mortality rates were 4.3% and 9.5% (within 30 or 120 days postdischarge, respectively). The area under the curve was moderate and varied from 0.50 to 0.69 for the different outcomes. As a result of high values on negative predictive value (between 73.5% and 96.7%) the MFST-HP is able to rule out a large proportion of non-frail patients. In this study 84% of the patients had a MFST-HP score of ≥ 6, suggested as most favourable cut off. The MFST-HP seems to operate more strongly as a non-frailty indicator than as a frailty indicator and may in this respect help professionals to decide upon subsequent care. The MFST-HP is able to rule out 84% of the non-frail population in this study. The remaining 16% need to be assessed by means of a comprehensive geriatric assessment or rapid geriatric assessment, to gain more insight in the level of vulnerability in the frail-group. © 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  10. Calculation of conversion coefficients Hp(3)/K air using the PENELOPE Monte Carlo code and comparison with MCNP calculation results

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    Daures, J.; Gouriou, J.; Bordy, J.M.

    2010-01-01

    The authors report calculations performed using the MNCP and PENELOPE codes to determine the Hp(3)/K air conversion coefficient which allows the Hp(3) dose equivalent to be determined from the measured value of the kerma in the air. They report the definition of the phantom, a 20 cm diameter and 20 cm high cylinder which is considered as representative of a head. Calculations are performed for an energy range corresponding to interventional radiology or cardiology (20 keV-110 keV). Results obtained with both codes are compared

  11. Estado nutricional e dieta enteral prescrita e recebida por pacientes de uma Unidade de Terapia Intensiva

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    Maria Denise Stefanello

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: A nutrição enteral representa uma possibilidade terapêutica de manutenção ou recuperação do estado nutricional, para tanto, tão essencial quanto a prescrição da terapia adequada às necessidades do paciente é a constatação de que ele receberá o que lhe é prescrito. Objetivo: Verificar o estado nutricional de pacientes em uso da terapia de nutrição enteral, relacionando com a adequação do valor energético, proteico e volume prescrito e recebido durante internação na Unidade de Terapia Intensiva de um hospital de Santa Cruz do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul. Métodos: Estudo observacional descritivo retrospectivo e quantitativo. Foram avaliados pacientes adultos internados na Unidade de Tratamento Intensivo em uso de terapia de nutrição enteral exclusiva por mais de 72 horas, de julho a setembro de 2011. Considerou-se satisfatória a adequação ≥60% para calorias e proteínas relacionando o recebido e o prescrito da dieta enteral e ≥90% para a adequação do volume de dieta. Para análise do estado nutricional foi utilizado o índice de massa corporal a partir de uma amostra não probabilística de caráter intencional. Resultados: Totalizou-se 36 pacientes. Desses, 16,7% estavam em magreza e 44,44% em eutrofia. Aproximadamente 44,4 e 22,2% dos pacientes, respectivamente, atingiram ≥60% das calorias e proteínas prescritas, destacando-se aqueles em estado nutricional de magreza (p=0,012. Do total de pacientes, 36% alcançaram a adequação de volume sem diferença estatisticamente relevante com o estado nutricional (p=0,771. Conclusão: Verificou-se que a maioria dos pacientes estava em estado nutricional de eutrofia ou sobrepeso. Adultos em estado crítico receberam menos dieta enteral do que o prescrito.

  12. Fitasa y enzimas fibrolíticas en dietas para cerdos con diferentes sustratos

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    Mario Alberto Ávalos Castro

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del estudio fue evaluar la adición de fitasa (F y actividades de pectinasa, glucanasa y hemicelulasa (PGH en dietas sorgo-soya-canola, y xilanasa (X en dietas con grano seco de destilería con solubles (GSDS sobre la digestibilidad ileal y fecal de nutrientes (Exp 1 y el comportamiento productivo (Exp 2 en cerdos en crecimiento finalización. En el Exp 1 se formularon dos dietas basales (B1, sorgo-soya-canola y B2, sorgo-soya-canola + GSDS y los tratamientos fueron, 1 B1+F, 2 B1+F+PGH, 3 B2+F, 4 B2+F+PGH, 5 B2+F+X, y 6 B2+F+PGH+X. El Exp 2 incluyó cuatro tratamientos, 1 Testigo positivo (sorgosoya- canola con energía normal, 2 Igual que 1, pero bajo en energía, 3 Igual que 2 +F+PGH, 4 Igual que 3 +GSDS +X. En el Exp 1, la digestibilidad de la energía a nivel ileal se mejoró (P<0.05 con +F+PGH, +F+X y +F+PGH+X, y a nivel fecal se mejoró (P<0.05 con +F+X. La PGH liberó 122 kcal a nivel ileal y la X liberó 147 y 132 kcal de ED/kg de alimento a nivel ileal y fecal. En el Exp 2, la eficiencia alimenticia fue mayor (P<0.01 en el testigo positivo y el tratamiento bajo en energía +F+PGH, pero este último tuvo mayor (P<0.05 eficiencia energética. El valor energético de los GSDS se mejoró por la adición de F, PGH y X, pero la respuesta en crecimiento observada en el presente trabajo no fue consistente.

  13. Analyzing powers in the dd→3Hen(3Hp) reactions at intermediate energies

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    Ladygin, V. P.; Kiselev, A. S.; Kurilkin, A. K.; Vasiliev, T. A.; Isupov, A. Yu.; Ladygina, N. B.; Malakhov, A. I.; Reznikov, S. G.; Uesaka, T.; Saito, T.; Hatano, M.; Kato, H.; Sakoda, S.; Uchigashima, N.; Yako, K.; Janek, M.; Maeda, Y.; Nishikawa, J.; Ohnishi, T.; Sakamoto, N.

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    Data for the deuteron analyzing powers in the dd→ 3 Hen( 3 Hp) reactions obtained at 140-270 MeV are discussed. The observed negative sign of the tensor analyzing powers A yy , A xx and A xz at small angles clearly demonstrate the sensitivity to the ratio of the D and S state components of the 3 He wave function. The behavior of the tensor analyzing powers at backward angles is sensitive to the short-range spin structure of the deuteron. However, the one-nucleon exchange calculations using standard 3 He and deuteron wave functions fail to reproduce the strong variation of the tensor analyzing powers as a function of angle in the cms. Sensitivity to relativistic effects is also discussed

  14. T4 RIA precision profiles automatically computed using a small programmable pocket calculator HP-41 CV

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    Ditu, M.; Waud, J.M.; Hamilton, R.G.; Wagner, H.N.

    1984-01-01

    Precision profiles as useful tool for assurance of assay quality in 10 independent T4 RIAs have been automatically obtained using a small programmable pocket calculator HP-41 CV. For each T4 assay batch, the within-assay coefficient of variation varied from 7 to 11% in the hormone concentration range of 2 to 20μg/dl. The difference in coefficient of variation for all the 10 successive assay batches of T4 never exceeded 1% in the same hormone concentrations regions. All the above findings demonstrate that the precision profile can be used as a powerful tool for assessing the assay quality and consistency of overall random error between successive assay batches [fr

  15. hp-version discontinuous Galerkin methods on polygonal and polyhedral meshes

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    Cangiani, Andrea; Georgoulis, Emmanuil H; Houston, Paul

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    Over the last few decades discontinuous Galerkin finite element methods (DGFEMs) have been witnessed tremendous interest as a computational framework for the numerical solution of partial differential equations. Their success is due to their extreme versatility in the design of the underlying meshes and local basis functions, while retaining key features of both (classical) finite element and finite volume methods. Somewhat surprisingly, DGFEMs on general tessellations consisting of polygonal (in 2D) or polyhedral (in 3D) element shapes have received little attention within the literature, despite the potential computational advantages. This volume introduces the basic principles of hp-version (i.e., locally varying mesh-size and polynomial order) DGFEMs over meshes consisting of polygonal or polyhedral element shapes, presents their error analysis, and includes an extensive collection of numerical experiments. The extreme flexibility provided by the locally variable elemen t-shapes, element-sizes, and elemen...

  16. On the Realization of First-Order Current-Mode AP/HP Filter

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    Full Text Available A compact circuit topology for the realization of the current-mode first-order allpass (AP and highpass (HP filters is described. The proposed circuit contains a minimum number of components, i.e., eight bipolar transistors and one grounded capacitor. The advantages of this circuit are the use of only grounded capacitor as a passive element, the electronic tunability of its parameters and its potential for low-voltage operation. Some simulation results are also reported, which demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed circuit. Owing to the pole frequency of the filter circuit is normally dependent on temperature; a low-voltage translinear–based current source circuit for temperature compensation is also suggested.

  17. An hp-local Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Parabolic Integro-Differential Equations

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    Pani, Amiya K.

    2010-06-06

    In this article, a priori error bounds are derived for an hp-local discontinuous Galerkin (LDG) approximation to a parabolic integro-differential equation. It is shown that error estimates in L 2-norm of the gradient as well as of the potential are optimal in the discretizing parameter h and suboptimal in the degree of polynomial p. Due to the presence of the integral term, an introduction of an expanded mixed type Ritz-Volterra projection helps us to achieve optimal estimates. Further, it is observed that a negative norm estimate of the gradient plays a crucial role in our convergence analysis. As in the elliptic case, similar results on order of convergence are established for the semidiscrete method after suitably modifying the numerical fluxes. The optimality of these theoretical results is tested in a series of numerical experiments on two dimensional domains. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

  18. Plasma disruption forces: a program for the HP 9845 and 9872 B plotter

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    Foss, M.H.

    1982-11-01

    A computer program is described for the calculation of currents, forces, torques, and voltages in the conducting first wall and limiter of a tokamak reactor experiencing a plasma quench. Instructions are given for running the program on a HP 9845 B desk-top computer with a 9872 B plotter. The first wall and limiter have been modelled by 44 coaxial loops. The inductance matrix among the loops is calculated, and the currents in them are calculated step-by-step over time, driven by the flux from the decaying plasma current and subject to the field from the plasma, from the poloidal field coils, and from all current loops. An insulating break in the limiter or first wall can be modelled by imposing a back voltage which causes all the currents in the limiter or first wall to sum to zero. This potential is related to the voltage between segments of a segmented limiter or first wall

  19. Orbital HP-Clouds for Solving Schr?dinger Equation inQuantum Mechanics

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    Chen, J; Hu, W; Puso, M

    2006-10-19

    Solving Schroedinger equation in quantum mechanics presents a challenging task in numerical methods due to the high order behavior and high dimension characteristics in the wave functions, in addition to the highly coupled nature between wave functions. This work introduces orbital and polynomial enrichment functions to the partition of unity for solution of Schroedinger equation under the framework of HP-Clouds. An intrinsic enrichment of orbital function and extrinsic enrichment of monomial functions are proposed. Due to the employment of higher order basis functions, a higher order stabilized conforming nodal integration is developed. The proposed methods are implemented using the density functional theory for solution of Schroedinger equation. Analysis of several single and multi-electron/nucleus structures demonstrates the effectiveness of the proposed method.

  20. Test report for run-in acceptance testing of Project W-151 300 HP mixing pumps

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    Berglin, B.G.

    1998-01-01

    This report documents the results of a performance demonstration and operational checkout of three 300 HP mixer pumps in accordance with WHC-SD-WI51-TS-001 ''Mixer Pump Test Specification for Project W-151'' and Statement of Work 8K520-EMN-95-004 ''Mixer Pump Performance Demonstration at MASF'' in the 400 Area Maintenance and Storage Facility (MASF) building. Testing of the pumps was performed by Fast Flux Test Facility (FFTF) Engineering and funded by the Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) Project W-151. Testing began with the first pump on 04-01-95 and ended with the third pump on 11-01-96. Prior to testing, the MASF was modified and prepared to meet the pump testing requirements set forth by the Test Specification and the Statement of Work

  1. Crystallography and Morphology of Niobium Carbide in As-Cast HP-Niobium Reformer Tubes

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    Buchanan, Karl G.; Kral, Milo V.

    2012-06-01

    The microstructures of two as-cast heats of niobium-modified HP stainless steels were characterized. Particular attention was paid to the interdendritic niobium-rich carbides formed during solidification of these alloys. At low magnifications, these precipitates are grouped in colonies of similar lamellae. Higher magnifications revealed that the lamellae actually obtain two distinct morphologies. The type I morphology exhibits broad planar interfaces with a smooth platelike shape. Type II lamellae have undulating interfaces and an overall reticulated shape. To provide further insight into the origin of these two different morphologies, the microstructure and crystallography of each have been studied in detail using high resolution scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, various electron diffraction methods (electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD), selected area diffraction (SAD), and convergent beam electron diffraction (CBED)), and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy.

  2. Programs for data processing in radioimmunoassay using the HP-41C programmable calculator

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    1981-09-01

    The programs described provide for analysis, with the Hewlett Packard HP-41C calculator, of counting data collected in radioimmunoassays or other related in-vitro assays. The immediate reason for their development was to assist laboratories having limited financial resources and serious problems of quality control. The programs are structured both for ''off-line'' use, with manual entry of counting data into the calculator through the keyboard, and, in a slightly altered version, for ''on-line'' use, with automatic data entry from an automatic well scintillation counter originally designed at the IAEA. Only the off-line variant of the programs is described. The programs determine from appropriate counting data the concentration of analyte in unknown specimens, and provide supplementary information about the reliability of these results and the consistency of current and past assay performance

  3. Urinary 1-hydroxypyrene (1-HP) in environmental and occupational studies--a review

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    Hansen, Ase M; Mathiesen, Line; Pedersen, Marie

    2008-01-01

    in petrochemical industries among coke-oven workers. Occupational PAH exposure was the major factor determining high urinary concentration of 1-HP. The highest concentrations were observed among workers in the petrochemical industry at work places in Taiwan and China. To evaluate environmental and low......A total of 132 studies were identified, of which 25 studies addressed environmental exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the general population. Of these 9 studies included children. Of 101 studies among workers in various occupations, 32 studies were in petrochemical industries......, 29 studies in foundries, 14 studies in asphalt work, 21 studies working in urban air, 6 studies in combustion, 3 studies in soil remediation, and 2 studies in printing. Environmental and occupational studies were identified through an extensive search of the PubMed database up to November 2006...

  4. Monolithic discretization of linear thermoelasticity problems via adaptive multimesh hp-FEM

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    Šolín, Pavel; Červený, Jakub; Dubcová, Lenka; Andrš, David

    2010-01-01

    Roč. 234, č. 7 (2010), s. 2350-2357 ISSN 0377-0427 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA102/07/0496; GA AV ČR IAA100760702 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20570509 Keywords : linear elasticity * monolithic discretization * adaptive multimesh hp-FEM Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering Impact factor: 1.029, year: 2010 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=MImg&_imagekey=B6TYH-4X1J73B-V-11&_cdi=5619&_user=640952&_pii=S0377042709005731&_origin=search&_coverDate=08%2F01%2F2010&_sk=997659992&view=c&wchp=dGLzVzb-zSkWA&md5=3665f1549355544e9c36e84a4adfd086&ie=/sdarticle.pdf

  5. Analysis of Regolith Properties Using Seismic Signals Generated by InSight's HP3 Penetrator

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    Kedar, Sharon; Andrade, Jose; Banerdt, Bruce; Delage, Pierre; Golombek, Matt; Grott, Matthias; Hudson, Troy; Kiely, Aaron; Knapmeyer, Martin; Knapmeyer-Endrun, Brigitte; Krause, Christian; Kawamura, Taichi; Lognonne, Philippe; Pike, Tom; Ruan, Youyi; Spohn, Tilman; Teanby, Nick; Tromp, Jeroen; Wookey, James

    2017-10-01

    InSight's Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS) provides a unique and unprecedented opportunity to conduct the first geotechnical survey of the Martian soil by taking advantage of the repeated seismic signals that will be generated by the mole of the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3). Knowledge of the elastic properties of the Martian regolith have implications to material strength and can constrain models of water content, and provide context to geological processes and history that have acted on the landing site in western Elysium Planitia. Moreover, it will help to reduce travel-time errors introduced into the analysis of seismic data due to poor knowledge of the shallow subsurface. The challenge faced by the InSight team is to overcome the limited temporal resolution of the sharp hammer signals, which have significantly higher frequency content than the SEIS 100 Hz sampling rate. Fortunately, since the mole propagates at a rate of ˜1 mm per stroke down to 5 m depth, we anticipate thousands of seismic signals, which will vary very gradually as the mole travels. Using a combination of field measurements and modeling we simulate a seismic data set that mimics the InSight HP3-SEIS scenario, and the resolution of the InSight seismometer data. We demonstrate that the direct signal, and more importantly an anticipated reflected signal from the interface between the bottom of the regolith layer and an underlying lava flow, are likely to be observed both by Insight's Very Broad Band (VBB) seismometer and Short Period (SP) seismometer. We have outlined several strategies to increase the signal temporal resolution using the multitude of hammer stroke and internal timing information to stack and interpolate multiple signals, and demonstrated that in spite of the low resolution, the key parameters—seismic velocities and regolith depth—can be retrieved with a high degree of confidence.

  6. Particle removal challenges of EUV patterned masks for the sub-22nm HP node

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    Rastegar, Abbas; Eichenlaub, Sean; Kadaksham, Arun John; Lee, Byunghoon; House, Matt; Huh, Sungmin; Cha, Brian; Yun, Henry; Mochi, Iacopo; Goldberg, Kenneth

    2010-04-01

    The particle removal efficiency (PRE) of cleaning processes diminishes whenever the minimum defect size for a specific technology node becomes smaller. For the sub-22 nm half-pitch (HP) node, it was demonstrated that exposure to high power megasonic up to 200 W/cm2 did not damage 60 nm wide TaBN absorber lines corresponding to the 16 nm HP node on wafer. An ammonium hydroxide mixture and megasonics removes >=50 nm SiO2 particles with a very high PRE. A sulfuric acid hydrogen peroxide mixture (SPM) in addition to ammonium hydroxide mixture (APM) and megasonic is required to remove >=28 nm SiO2 particles with a high PRE. Time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectroscopy (TOFSIMS) studies show that the presence of O2 during a vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) (λ=172 nm) surface conditioning step will result in both surface oxidation and Ru removal, which drastically reduce extreme ultraviolet (EUV) mask life time under multiple cleanings. New EUV mask cleaning processes show negligible or no EUV reflectivity loss and no increase in surface roughness after up to 15 cleaning cycles. Reviewing of defect with a high current density scanning electron microscope (SEM) drastically reduces PRE and deforms SiO2 particles. 28 nm SiO2 particles on EUV masks age very fast and will deform over time. Care must be taken when reviewing EUV mask defects by SEM. Potentially new particles should be identified to calibrate short wavelength inspection tools. Based on actinic image review, 50 nm SiO2 particles on top of the EUV mask will be printed on the wafer.

  7. Assessment of four calculation methods proposed by the EC for waste hazardous property HP 14 'Ecotoxic'.

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    Hennebert, Pierre; Humez, Nicolas; Conche, Isabelle; Bishop, Ian; Rebischung, Flore

    2016-02-01

    Legislation published in December 2014 revised both the List of Waste (LoW) and amended Appendix III of the revised Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC; the latter redefined hazardous properties HP 1 to HP 13 and HP 15 but left the assessment of HP 14 unchanged to allow time for the Directorate General of the Environment of the European Commission to complete a study that is examining the impacts of four different calculation methods for the assessment of HP 14. This paper is a contribution to the assessment of the four calculation methods. It also includes the results of a fifth calculation method; referred to as "Method 2 with extended M-factors". Two sets of data were utilised in the assessment; the first (Data Set #1) comprised analytical data for 32 different waste streams (16 hazardous (H), 9 non-hazardous (NH) and 7 mirror entries, as classified by the LoW) while the second data set (Data Set #2), supplied by the eco industries, comprised analytical data for 88 waste streams, all classified as hazardous (H) by the LoW. Two approaches were used to assess the five calculation methods. The first approach assessed the relative ranking of the five calculation methods by the frequency of their classification of waste streams as H. The relative ranking of the five methods (from most severe to less severe) is: Method 3>Method 1>Method 2 with extended M-factors>Method 2>Method 4. This reflects the arithmetic ranking of the concentration limits of each method when assuming M=10, and is independent of the waste streams, or the H/NH/Mirror status of the waste streams. A second approach is the absolute matching or concordance with the LoW. The LoW is taken as a reference method and the H wastes are all supposed to be HP 14. This point is discussed in the paper. The concordance for one calculation method is established by the number of wastes with identical classification by the considered calculation method and the LoW (i.e. H to H, NH to NH). The discordance is

  8. Infectivity of H7 LP and HP influenza viruses at different temperatures and pH and persistence of H7 HP virus in poultry meat at refrigeration temperature.

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    Beato, Maria Serena; Mancin, Marzia; Bertoli, Elena; Buratin, Alessandra; Terregino, Calogero; Capua, Ilaria

    2012-11-25

    The aims of this study were to assess the infectivity of highly pathogenic (HP) and low pathogenicity (LP) H7 AI viruses at different temperatures and pH values and to investigate the persistance of HP H7 virus in chicken, turkey and duck meat. The H7 viruses tested remained infectious at +4°C and +20°C for 200 and >50 days, respectively. At pH 5, H7 viruses retained their infectivity for a shorter period of time compared to pH 7. The infectivity of HP H7 was detected >2 months in meat maintained at +4°C and was higher in chicken meat compared to turkey and duck meat. Results of this study show that higher temperatures and lower pH values both reduce virus infectivity and demonstrate that HP H7 virus can remain infectious in meat for extended periods of time. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  9. AVALIAÇÃO DA ADIÇÃO DO KEFIR EM DIETA HOSPITALAR

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    Joice de Fátima Laureano Martins; Eduarda Marinho; Heloísa Helena Firmino; Viviane da Cruz Rafael; Célia Lúcia de Luces Fortes Ferreira

    2012-01-01

    Os grãos de kefir são utilizados na elaboração de um produto lácteo fermentado o qual denominamos kefir. Sua introdução em dietas hospitalares promove vários benefícios aos pacientes e possui grande capacidade de estimular o sistema imunológico. Objetivou-se verificar a aceitação de diferentes formulações tendo como ingrediente o kefir. Os grãos de kefir (5 %) foram cultivados por 24 horas à temperatura de 22º C. Em seguida, foram preparadas quatro formulações. Formulação 1 - 50 % de kefir cu...

  10. Rastreabilidade de subprodutos de origem animal em dietas com levedura e trigo para frangos

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    Gottmann,Rosana; Pezzato,Antonio Celso; Ducatti,Carlos; Denadai,Juliana Célia; Móri,Cleusa; Mituo,Mariela Akie Okino; Sartori,José Roberto

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    O objetivo deste trabalho foi rastrear a inclussão de farinhas de origem animal em rações para frango de corte com ou sem levedura de cana-de-açúcar e farelo de trigo, por meio da análise do músculo peitoral das aves pelas técnicas dos isótopos estáveis de carbono e nitrogênio. Foram utilizados 210 pintos machos (Cobb), com um dia de idade, distribuídos aleatoriamente em sete tratamentos de 30 aves cada, tendo sido um tratamento controle (dieta vegetal) e seis com inclusão de farinha de carne...

  11. Teores de poliaminas em alguns alimentos da dieta básica do povo brasileiro

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    Lima Giuseppina Pace Pereira

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Os teores de poliaminas variam, assim como a sua necessidade, por estarem relacionadas diretamente com o crescimento de células. Neste estudo, foram analisados os teores de putrescina, espermidina e espermina em diversos alimentos de origem vegetal e em ovos. O cozimento não afetou os teores em arroz ou feijão, porém em batata inglesa houve diferença, sendo que a fritura incrementou o teor principalmente de putrescina. Alface, laranja, banana e tomate apresentaram teores de putrescina maiores, enquanto que em cebola, alho, ovos, arroz e feijão houve predominância de espermidina e espermina. Estes resultados são relevantes para uma possível elaboração da dieta de muitas pessoas, dependendo da sua necessidade diária.

  12. Serum concentrations of haptoglobin and haptoglobin-matrix metalloproteinase 9 (Hp-MMP 9) complexes of bovine calves in a bacterial respiratory challenge model.

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    Hanthorn, Christy J; Dewell, Grant A; Dewell, Renee D; Cooper, Vickie L; Wang, Chong; Plummer, Paul J; Lakritz, Jeffrey

    2014-12-06

    Serum haptoglobin (Hp) and haptoglobin matrix metalloproteinase 9 complexes (Hp-MMP 9) have been identified as biomarkers with diagnostic potential in cattle with conditions resulting in an acute inflammatory response. The purpose of this study was to evaluate potential diagnostic applications of serum Hp and Hp-MMP 9 concentrations in calves with BRD and establish a timeline for their detection in calves experimentally challenged with Bibersteinia trehalosi and Mannheimia haemolytica. Thirty-five cross bred dairy calves were inoculated via tracheal catheterization with either a PCR confirmed leukotoxin negative B. trehalosi isolate, a PCR confirmed leukotoxin positive B. trehalosi isolate, a Mannheimia haemolytica isolate, a combination of leukotoxin negative B. trehalosi and M. haemolytica, or a negative control. Serum samples were collected throughout the study. Calves were euthanized and necropsy performed on day 10 post inoculation. M. haemolytica inoculated calves had increased lung involvement. Serum Hp and Hp- MMP 9 concentrations were elevated compared to the other treatment groups. Increases in serum Hp and Hp-MMP 9 concentrations for the M. haemolytica group were significantly different from other study groups on day 7 of the study. B. trehalosi inoculated calves did not have increased lung involvement compared to control calves, but the leukotoxin positive B. trehalosi group demonstrated increased serum Hp-MMP 9 concentrations from day 3 to the end of the study compared to the pre-inoculation concentrations. Serum Hp-MMP 9 concentration is a useful diagnostic tool for detecting early pulmonary inflammation in calves challenged with B. trehalosi and M. haemolytica. Serum Hp-MMP 9 may also be a useful tool in detecting subclinical pulmonary inflammation in challenged calves.

  13. Agonistic anti-CD40 promotes early development and increases the incidence of severe thyroid epithelial cell hyperplasia (TEC H/P) in CD4-/- mice.

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    Yu, Shiguang; Downey, Edward F; Braley-Mullen, Helen

    2013-10-01

    IFN-γ-/-NOD.H-2h4 mice develop thyroid epithelial cell hyperplasia (TEC H/P) characterised by abnormal proliferation of thyrocytes and infiltration of thyroids by CD4+ and CD8+ T cells, macrophages and dendritic cells. CD8+ T cells from mice with severe TEC H/P transfer similar lesions to SCID recipients, whereas CD4+ T cells transfer mild TEC H/P. CD4- and CD8- deficient IFN-γ-/-NOD.H-2h4 mice were generated to determine if CD4+ T cells were required for initial activation of the CD8+ T cells that transfer TEC H/P. After 6-8 months on NaI water, only 2 of 60 CD8-/- mice developed severe TEC H/P, whereas 31 of 101 CD4-/- mice developed severe TEC H/P and fibrosis comparable in severity to that of IFN-γ-/- mice. However, splenocytes from CD4-/- mice with severe TEC H/P did not effectively transfer severe TEC H/P to SCID recipients. When CD4-/- donors were given agonistic anti-CD40 mAb, most developed severe TEC H/P and their cells transferred severe TEC H/P to SCID recipients. These results indicate that agonistic anti-CD40 can provide an important signal for activation of autoreactive CD8+ T cells that transfer severe TEC H/P. Therefore, targeting or blocking CD40 could provide effective therapy for diseases involving hyperplasia and fibrosis mediated by CD8+ T cells.

  14. Caracterização sensorial de ovos de codornas alimentadas com dietas modificadas

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    Neusa Fátima Seibel

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Os ovos são a fonte mais confiável de muitos compostos, tais como: vitaminas, minerais e proteínas, por isso seu consumo está aumentando significativamente, principalmente os de codornas. A análise sensorial descritiva pode ser considerada como o primeiro passo na caracterização de um produto alimentício, provida de uma terminologia pré-definida para descrição das percepções sensoriais. Em decorrência da falta de registros da caracterização sensorial em ovos de codornas, objetivou-se avaliar o sabor e odor destes ovos, cujas aves receberam dietas contendo óleo de pescado semipurificado e a fração sólida da silagem química de resíduos de pescado. Foram realizados a seleção e o treinamento da equipe sensorial, o levantamento da terminologia para ovos de codornas e a avaliação das diferentes amostras. Foram selecionados 10 julgadores para avaliação do atributo sabor e 10 para o atributo odor. Com base na terminologia levantada, quatro grupos de termos foram propostos: adocicado, farináceo, oleoso e penetrante. Verificou-se que a dieta das aves pode influenciar nas características sensoriais dos ovos de codornas; existe sobreposição de alguns sabores e odores de maior intensidade; a fração sólida da silagem química de pescado proporciona menores modificações sensoriais do que o óleo comercial semipurificado de pescado; quando a silagem contém antioxidante, ela não produz efeitos sobre odor e sabor dos ovos

  15. Glicerina bruta na dieta de bovinos de corte confinados: efeito sobre o hemograma

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    David Attuy Vey da Silva

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com este estudo avaliar o hemograma de bovinos alimentados com glicerina bruta. Trinta novilhos da raça Nelore foram utilizados para as colheitas de sangue, as quais foram realizadas a cada 28 dias. Os animais foram mantidos confinados durante 103 dias e foram alimentados com cinco dietas contendo 0, 7,5, 15, 22,5 e 30% de glicerina bruta com base na matéria seca, formuladas na proporção volumoso:concentrado de 30:70 sendo a silagem de milho o volumoso e o concentrado composto por milho em grão, casca de soja, farelo de girassol, glicerina, calcário calcítico, fostatobicálcico e sal comum. O delineamento utilizado foi em blocos casualisados com cinco tratamentos. Contrastes ortogonais foram usados para determinar os efeitos linear, quadrático, cúbico e tratamento com glicerina × controle. Não houve efeito dos tratamentos (P>0,05 sobre as concentrações sanguíneas de hemácias, hematócrito, basófilos, eosinófilos, neutrófilos bastonetes e linfócitos, porém houve efeito linear sobre as concentrações de plaquetas, hemoglobina e monócitos (P=0,009, P=0,001 e P=0,043, respectivamente, e efeito cúbico sobre as concentrações de leucócitos totais e neutrófilos segmentados (P=0,008 e P=0,004, respectivamente. Dietas para bovinos de corte, contendo relação volumoso:concentrado 30:70 aditivadas com glicerina bruta, promovem alterações no eritrograma e no leucograma destes animais.

  16. Casca de banana em dieta para vacas F1 Holandês x Zebu

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    Paulo Roberto Silveira Pimentel

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar os efeitos da inclusão de casca de banana seca ao sol na dieta de vacas F1 Holandês x Zebu, sobre consumo, digestibilidade e produção de leite. As dietas foram constituídas de 0, 15, 30, 45 e 60% de substituição da silagem de sorgo pela casca de banana. Foram utilizadas 10 vacas e o delineamento experimental foi em 2 quadrados latinos 5 x 5 simultâneos, sendo o período experimental dividido em cinco períodos de 16 dias. O consumo de matéria seca apresentou efeito quadrático com valor máximo no nível de 38,30% de substituição, assim como o consumo de proteína bruta expresso em kg dia-1 e em porcentagem do peso corporal, com valor máximo nos níveis de 50,09 e 45,69% de inclusão da casca, respectivamente. O consumo de fibra em detergente neutro e as digestibilidades da fibra em detergente neutro e da proteína bruta apresentaram efeito linear decrescente. As variações de peso e escore corporal, produção de leite e conversão alimentar não foram influenciados. A substituição de 60% da silagem de sorgo por casca de banana pode ser uma alternativa viável já que não altera produção de vacas com produção média de 16,49 kg de leite com 3,5% de gordura dia-1, reduzindo os custos com a alimentação.

  17. Nuclear levels and patterns of histone H3 modification and HP1 proteins after inhibition of histone deacetylases

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    Bártová, Eva; Pacherník, J.; Harničarová, Andrea; Kovařík, Aleš; Kovaříková, Martina; Hofmanová, Jiřina; Skalníková, M.; Kozubek, Michal; Kozubek, Stanislav

    2005-01-01

    Roč. 118, č. 21 (2005), s. 5035-5046 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR(CZ) 1QS500040508; GA ČR(CZ) GA202/04/0907 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50040507 Keywords : histone H3 * HDAC inhibitors * HP1 proteins Subject RIV: BO - Biophysics

  18. Inhibitory effects of rHP-NAP IgY against Helicobacter pylori attachment to AGS cell line.

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    Borhani, Katayoun; Mohabati Mobarez, Ashraf; Khabiri, Ali Reza; Behmanesh, Mehrdad; Khoramabadi, Nima

    2016-08-01

    Helicobacter pylori is a major human pathogen related to gastric adenocarcinoma and gastroduodenal diseases. Treatment of H. pylori infections is complicated by the rise of antibiotic resistance, necessitating investigation of alternative therapies. One such alternative is passive immunization by oral administration of antibacterial immunoglobulin. In the present study, chicken immunoglobulin (IgY) was used for passive immunotherapy against a major virulence factor of H. pylori, namely recombinant HP-Nap protein. Recombinant HP-Nap was prepared and used to immunize hens. IgY was purified from the eggs by polyethylene glycol precipitation method with a total IgY-HP-NAP yield of 30 mg per egg. The inhibitory effect of specific IgY on H. pylori attachment was investigated in AGS cell line infected by the bacteria. The results demonstrate the potent effect of IgY- HP-NAP in inhibition of H. pylori attachment to the AGS cells. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  19. An adaptive hp-DG method with dynamically-changing meshes for non-stationary compressible Euler equations

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    Roč. 95, č. 1 (2013), S425-S444 ISSN 0010-485X Institutional support: RVO:61388998 Keywords : numerical simulation * finite element method * hp-adaptivity Subject RIV: BA - General Math ematics Impact factor: 1.055, year: 2013

  20. Optimization of statistical methods for HpGe gamma-ray spectrometer used in wide count rate ranges

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    Gervino, G., E-mail: gervino@to.infn.it [UNITO - Università di Torino, Dipartimento di Fisica, Turin (Italy); INFN - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sez. Torino, Turin (Italy); Mana, G. [INRIM - Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica, Turin (Italy); Palmisano, C. [UNITO - Università di Torino, Dipartimento di Fisica, Turin (Italy); INRIM - Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica, Turin (Italy)

    2016-07-11

    The need to perform γ-ray measurements with HpGe detectors is a common technique in many fields such as nuclear physics, radiochemistry, nuclear medicine and neutron activation analysis. The use of HpGe detectors is chosen in situations where isotope identification is needed because of their excellent resolution. Our challenge is to obtain the “best” spectroscopy data possible in every measurement situation. “Best” is a combination of statistical (number of counts) and spectral quality (peak, width and position) over a wide range of counting rates. In this framework, we applied Bayesian methods and the Ellipsoidal Nested Sampling (a multidimensional integration technique) to study the most likely distribution for the shape of HpGe spectra. In treating these experiments, the prior information suggests to model the likelihood function with a product of Poisson distributions. We present the efforts that have been done in order to optimize the statistical methods to HpGe detector outputs with the aim to evaluate to a better order of precision the detector efficiency, the absolute measured activity and the spectra background. Reaching a more precise knowledge of statistical and systematic uncertainties for the measured physical observables is the final goal of this research project.

  1. LATE TRIASSIC OBLIQUE EXTRUSION OF UHP/HP COMPLEXES IN THE ATBASHI ACCRETIONARY COMPLEX OF SOUTH TIANSHAN, KYRGYZSTAN

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    Wenjiao Xiao

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The exhumation and tectonic emplacement of eclogites and blueschists take place in forearc accretionary complexes by either forearc- or backarc-directed extrusion, but few examples have been well analysed in detail. Here we present an example of oblique wedge extrusion of UHP/HP rocks in the Atbashi accretionary complex of the Kyrgyz South Tianshan.

  2. Optimization of statistical methods for HpGe gamma-ray spectrometer used in wide count rate ranges

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    Gervino, G.; Mana, G.; Palmisano, C.

    2016-07-01

    The need to perform γ-ray measurements with HpGe detectors is a common technique in many fields such as nuclear physics, radiochemistry, nuclear medicine and neutron activation analysis. The use of HpGe detectors is chosen in situations where isotope identification is needed because of their excellent resolution. Our challenge is to obtain the "best" spectroscopy data possible in every measurement situation. "Best" is a combination of statistical (number of counts) and spectral quality (peak, width and position) over a wide range of counting rates. In this framework, we applied Bayesian methods and the Ellipsoidal Nested Sampling (a multidimensional integration technique) to study the most likely distribution for the shape of HpGe spectra. In treating these experiments, the prior information suggests to model the likelihood function with a product of Poisson distributions. We present the efforts that have been done in order to optimize the statistical methods to HpGe detector outputs with the aim to evaluate to a better order of precision the detector efficiency, the absolute measured activity and the spectra background. Reaching a more precise knowledge of statistical and systematic uncertainties for the measured physical observables is the final goal of this research project.

  3. [Correlation Study on Chinese Medical Syndrome Types of Chronic Atrophic Gastritis Patients, Hp, and IL-1β Polymorphism].

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    Zhang, Jian-zhi; Feng, Quan-lin; Hu, Yi-lu; Yang, Ti; Zhang, Ying

    2015-12-01

    To explore the correlation between Chinese medical (CM) syndrome types of chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG) patients and Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection, polymorphisms of IL-1B, and IL-1β. Totally 192 CAG patients and 202 healthy subjects (as the healthy control group) were recruited in this case-control study. The Hp infection was tested by 13C-urea breath test and colloidal gold-labeled assay (GICA). The concentration of peripheral blood IL-1β was measured by ELISA. The polymorphisms of IL-1B gene in the promoter region were analyzed using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP). Pi-Wei weakness syndrome (PWWS) was dominant in CAG patients (31.77%, 61/192 cases). The Hp infection ratio in CAG patients was 53.65% (103/192 cases), of which, Pi-Wei damp-heat syndrome(PWDHS, 64.86%, 24/37 cases) and Gan-Wei disharmony syndrome (GWDS, 66.67%, 24/36 cases) were dominant. Compared with the health control group, the plasma concentration of IL-1β was obviously elevated in CAG patients with PWDHS, GWDS, and static blood obstructing collaterals syndrome (SBOCS) (all P 0.05). The incidence risk of CAG was not associated with IL-1B polymorphism. But CM syndrome types of CAG patients was associated with Hp infection and peripheral blood IL-1β levels.

  4. Research on the mechanism of HP mediated PI3K/AKT/GSK3β pathways in gastric cancer.

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    Geng, W; Zhang, H-Y

    2017-07-01

    This study aimed to investigate the mechanism of Helicobacter pylori (HP) mediated PI3K/AKT/GSK3β signal pathways in the occurrence of gastric cancer. For this purpose, a total of 90 patients were selected; 30 were suffering from gastric cancer and gastric ulcer (observation group I), 30 were suffering from pure gastric ulcer (observation group II) and 30 were with chronic gastritis (control group), and the lesion tissues were extracted by using endoscopy. Then, rapid urease test, RT-PCR and Western blot tests were conducted to detect the positivity rate of HP infection, the expression levels of PI3K/AKT/GSK3β mRNA and protein respectively. The results showed that the positivity rate of HP infection, expression level of the PI3K/AKT/GSK3β mRNA and protein from the samples of the observation group I were significantly higher than other two groups (p-value HP may mediate the PI3K/AKT/GSK3β signal pathways in the occurrence of gastric cancer.

  5. A role for MeCP2 in switching gene activity via chromatin unfolding and HP1γ displacement.

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    Maartje C Brink

    Full Text Available Methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 (MeCP2 is generally considered to act as a transcriptional repressor, whereas recent studies suggest that MeCP2 is also involved in transcription activation. To gain insight into this dual function of MeCP2, we assessed the impact of MeCP2 on higher-order chromatin structure in living cells using mammalian cell systems harbouring a lactose operator and reporter gene-containing chromosomal domain to assess the effect of lactose repressor-tagged MeCP2 (and separate MeCP2 domains binding in living cells. Our data reveal that targeted binding of MeCP2 elicits extensive chromatin unfolding. MeCP2-induced chromatin unfolding is triggered independently of the methyl-cytosine-binding domain. Interestingly, MeCP2 binding triggers the loss of HP1γ at the chromosomal domain and an increased HP1γ mobility, which is not observed for HP1α and HP1β. Surprisingly, MeCP2-induced chromatin unfolding is not associated with transcriptional activation. Our study suggests a novel role for MeCP2 in reorganizing chromatin to facilitate a switch in gene activity.

  6. 75 FR 41531 - Hewlett Packard (HP) Global Product Development, Working On-Site at General Motors Corporation...

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA-W-73,488] Hewlett Packard (HP) Global Product Development, Working On-Site at General Motors Corporation, Milford, MI; Notice of Revised Termination of Investigation Pursuant to Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation...

  7. Host-guest kinetic interactions between HP-β-cyclodextrin and drugs for prediction of bitter taste masking.

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    Guo, Zhen; Wu, Fei; Singh, Vikramjeet; Guo, Tao; Ren, Xiaohong; Yin, Xianzhen; Shao, Qun; York, Peter; Patterson, Laurence H; Zhang, Jiwen

    2017-06-05

    Cyclodextrins (CD) are widely used bitter taste masking agents, for which the binding equilibrium constant (K) for the drug-CD complex is a conventional parameter for quantitating the taste masking effects. However, some exceptions have been reported to the expected relationship between K and bitterness reduction and the relationship between kinetic parameters of a drug-CD interaction, including association rate constant (K a ) and disassociation rate constant (K d ), and taste masking remains unexplored. In this study, based upon a database of kinetic parameters of drugs-HP-β-CD generated by Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging for 485 drugs, the host-guest kinetic interactions between drugs and HP-β-CD for prediction of taste masking effects have been investigated. The taste masking effects of HP-β-CD for 13 bitter drugs were quantitatively determined using an electronic gustatory system (α-Astree e-Tongue). Statistical software was used to establish a model based on Euclidean distance measurements, K a and K d of the bitter drugs/HP-β-CD-complexes (R 2 =0.96 and Pkinetics of drug-CD interactions and taste masking was established and providing a new strategy for predicting the cyclodextrin mediated bitter taste masking. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  8. Smart Dual-Mode Heat Pump With HP2Grid Functionality To Support Large-Scale Integration Of Intermittent Renewables

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    Carmo, Carolina; Blarke, Morten Boje

    2013-01-01

    and compare the core technology options that are involved in the design of this concept, including high-pressure heat pumps, advanced thermal storage materials, and small-scale Rankine cycles with natural working fluids. The new concept – called HP2Grid - effectively represents state-of-the-art in terms...

  9. Alterações bioquímicas e hepáticas em ratos submetidos à uma dieta hiperlipídica/hiperenergética

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    Leandro Pereira de Moura

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O presente estudo teve como objetivo analisar as alterações bioquímicas hepáticas decorrentes da administração de uma dieta hiperlipídica/hiperenergética em ratos. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados 20 ratos (Wistar com 90 dias de idade divididos em dois grupos, grupo-controle constituída por ratos eutróficos alimentados com dieta comercial para roedores e grupo-dieta constituída por ratos submetidos a uma dieta hiperlipídica/hiperenergética semi purificada feita com 35% de gordura sendo 31% de origem animal a qual possui 39% de gordura saturada e 4% de origem vegetal (óleo de soja. Os animais do grupo-controle foram mantidos com dieta comercial Purina® e o grupo-dieta com uma dieta hiperlipídica/hiperenergética constituída por 35% de gordura. Após 60 dias de administração de uma dieta hiperlipídica/hiperenergética, analisou-se massa corporal, sensibilidade à insulina, concentração sérica de glicose, insulina e ácidos graxos livres e medida do nível de triglicerídeos, lipídeos totais e atividade lipogênica hepática. RESULTADOS: O grupo-dieta apresentou maior massa corporal e resistência à insulina. No sangue não foram encontradas diferenças entre os grupos para os níveis de glicose. Foi evidenciada maior concentração de insulina e de ácidos graxos livres no soro para o grupo-dieta. No fígado o nível de lipídeos totais, triglicerídeos e taxa lipo-gênica foram superiores às do grupo-controle. CONCLUSÃO: Portanto, nossos achados demonstram que dois meses de ingestão de dieta hiperlipídica/hiperenergética por ratos adultos eleva o peso corporal, ácidos graxos livres hepáticos, diminui a sensibilidade à insulina, demostrando sinais típicos de doença hepática gordurosa não-alcoólica.

  10. Scoring the home falls and accidents screening tool for health professionals (HOME FAST-HP): Evidence from one epidemiological study.

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    Mackenzie, Lynette; Byles, Julie

    2018-03-30

    Falls in older people are a major public health concern. To target falls prevention interventions, screening tools need to be able to identify older people at greater risk of falling. This study aimed to investigate the screening capacity of the Home Falls and Accidents Screening Tool for health professionals (HOME FAST-HP), and to identify the best cut-off score to identify older people at higher risk of falls using the HOME FAST-HP. The study used cross-sectional data from a random sample of 650 women from the 1921 to 1926 cohort of the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women's Health (ALSWH). Selected women were sent a postal survey including the HOME FAST-HP, falls history, and other health factors. Scores on the home fast were calculated and the cut-point for optimal sensitivity and specificity of the HOME FAST-HP in relation to falls was assessed using a Receiver Operating Characteristic curve. A total of 567 older women participated (response rate 87%). The mean age of participants was 77.5 yrs (95% CI 77.31-77.70). A total of 153 participants (27%) reported a fall in the previous six months. The mean number of hazards using the HOME FAST-HP was 9.74 (95% CI 9.48-10.01), range 2-22. Non-fallers had a mean of 9.6 hazards (95% CI 9.32-9.91) and fallers had a mean of 10.63 hazards (95% CI 10.08-11.19) which was a significant difference (t = 3.41, P = 0.001). The area under the receiver operator curve (AUC) was 0.58 (95% CI 0.53-0.64). A HOME FAST-HP cut-off score of 9 was associated with the optimal sensitivity for falls (73.9%), with specificity (37.9%), and positive predictive value was 30.6% and negative predictive value was 79.7%. The HOME FAST-HP can be used as a screening tool to identify fallers with a cut-off score of nine indicating a higher risk of falling. © 2018 Occupational Therapy Australia.

  11. CARACTERÍSTICAS FÍSICO-QUÍMICAS E QUALIDADE NUTRICIONAL DE DIETAS ENTERAIS NÃO-INDUSTRIALIZADAS

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    B. MENEGASSI

    2008-11-01

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    Dietas enterais não-industrializadas variam quanto à sua composição e características, em função dos alimentos empregados, dos procedimentos e técnicas adotados e, por isso, considera-se que são de composição estimada. O objetivo do trabalho foi desenvolver e caracterizar dietas enterais não-industrializadas tendo em vista a avaliação de sua qualidade nutricional. Uma proporção de 25% de solutos (p/v foi estabelecida em um ensaio experimental e, considerando-se a contribuição dos macronutrientes (carboidratos, proteínas e lipídeos no total energético, foram elaboradas, a partir de dados de tabelas de composição de alimentos, três dietas (D1, D2 e D3. As seguintes análises foram realizadas: composição centesimal, densidade calórica, osmolalidade, pH e minerais (cálcio, ferro, sódio, potássio, zinco, fósforo, magnésio, cobre e manganês. Comparando- se as três dietas, a D2 apresentou melhores características físico- químicas e melhor perfil de minerais, e a D3 melhor distribuição do valor calórico total entre os macronutrientes (carboidratos, proteínas e lipídeos. Todas as dietas apresentaram- se levemente hipertônicas. Conclui-se com este trabalho que a realização das análises físico-químicas contribui para o monitoramento da qualidade e do conteúdo nutricional de dietas, importantes para o ajuste às necessidades dos pacientes.

  12. Qualidade da carne de ovinos terminados em confinamento com dietas com silagens de diferentes cultivares de sorgo

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    G.C. Gois

    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivou-se avaliar a influência de dietas contendo silagem de diferentes cultivares de sorgo sobre as características físicas e químicas na carne de ovinos sem padrão racial definido, com idade entre cinco e sete meses e peso vivo médio de 17,7±3,7kg, alimentados com dietas contendo silagem de diferentes cultivares de sorgo. O experimento foi conduzido na Estação Experimental Pendência, pertencente à Empresa Estadual de Pesquisa Agropecuária - Emepa, tendo um período experimental de 42 dias. Utilizou-se um delineamento inteiramente ao acaso, com cinco tratamentos (silagem de sorgo BRS 610, BRS 655, BRS 800, BRS 810 e Ponta Negra e sete repetições. Ao atingirem o peso de abate de 26,24kg, os animais foram encaminhados ao abate. Procedeu-se à análise do pH, da cor, da perda de peso por cocção, da força de cisalhamento, bem como à determinação de umidade, proteínas, cinzas e lipídeos totais no músculo Longissimus dorsi. As dietas não influenciaram os parâmetros de pH (5,64, cor (L*23,13, a* 18,00, b*15,78, perdas de peso por cocção (34,43%, umidade (72,53%, proteína (24,08%, cinzas (1,09% e lipídeos (2,99%. A força de cisalhamento diferiu entre as dietas, com a silagem do cultivar BRS 655 propiciando uma carne mais macia (2,10kgf/cm2. As silagens de sorgo utilizadas na confecção das dietas de cordeiros em confinamento não interferem nas características de qualidade da carne de ovinos sem padrão racial definido. Dietas contendo silagem de sorgo granífero BRS 655 proporcionaram uma carne mais macia.

  13. A variedade da dieta é fator protetor para a pressão arterial sistólica elevada

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    Erick Prado de Oliveira

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A dieta influencia diretamente a hipertensão arterial (HAS, que é um dos principais fatores de risco da doença cardiovascular. OBJETIVO: Associar a HAS com fatores dietéticos de adultos clinicamente selecionados para programa de mudança de estilo de vida. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal composto por 335 indivíduos, com idade entre 44 e 65 anos, clinicamente selecionados para um programa de mudança de estilo de vida. Foram avaliados os dados antropométricos (IMC, % de gordura e circunferência abdominal, os componentes bioquímicos (concentrações plasmáticas de glicose, triglicerídeos, colesterol total, HDL-c e LDL-c e a dieta, por meio do recordatório de 24 horas. A qualidade da dieta foi avaliada pelo Índice de Alimentação Saudável. A pressão arterial foi mensurada de acordo com a V Diretriz Brasileira de Hipertensão Arterial e classificada de acordo com o NCEP-ATPIII. A regressão logística foi realizada para determinar a probabilidade de alterações na PAS e PAD de acordo com a ingestão dietética. Adotou-se como significante o valor de p < 0,05. RESULTADOS: Observou-se correlação positiva da pressão arterial diastólica com o consumo de colesterol e açúcar; e negativa com a ingestão de fibras, porções de óleo e qualidade da dieta. A variedade da dieta ≥ 8 itens alimentares apresentou efeito protetor para alterações da pressão arterial sistólica; OR = 0,361 (0,148-0,878. CONCLUSÃO: A maior variedade da dieta ofereceu efeito protetor para alteração da pressão arterial sistólica.

  14. Substituição de monensina sódica por bicarbonato de sódio em dietas de novilhas confinadas

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    A.P. Oliveira

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se os efeitos da substituição da monensina sódica pelo bicarbonato de sódio em dietas de novilhas em confinamento em relação ao desempenho animal, à conversão alimentar e ao parâmetro de fermentação ruminal. Foram utilizadas 56 novilhas mestiças, confinadas por 112 dias, submetidas a dietas com duas porcentagens de concentrado, 50% e 80% da matéria seca, com adição de monensina sódica ou bicarbonato de sódio, em fatorial 2x2. O volumoso utilizado para compor as dietas testadas foi composto de silagem de milho e cana-de-açúcar na proporção de 60:40, respectivamente. O nitrogênio amoniacal foi maior nos animais alimentos com dietas com alto grão. A monensina, na dieta 80:20, proporcionou maiores valores de nitrogênio amoniacal, uma e nove horas após o consumo da ração. O uso de bicarbonato promoveu os maiores valores de pH ruminal na dieta com 50% de concentrado, de seis a 18 horas após o consumo. Não houve efeito do aditivo sobre o desempenho animal. A alta inclusão de grãos na dieta propiciou aumento do desempenho animal e da eficiência alimentar. Conclui-se que o uso de bicarbonato de sódio em dietas para terminação de animais em confinamento é uma opção viável em substituição à monensina sódica para a manipulação da fermentação ruminal.

  15. Effect of a long-chained fructan Raftiline HP on blood lipids and spontaneous atherosclerosis in low density receptor knockout mice

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    Mortensen, Alicja; Poulsen, Morten; Frandsen, Henrik Lauritz

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    The effect of a long-chained fructan Raftiline HP on spontaneous hypercholesterolemia and atherosclerosis was studied in 40 LDLR-/- male mice receiving isocaloric, balanced in fat content, purified diets with 0 or 10% Raftiline HP, for 16 weeks. The feed intake was comparable (3.9 v. 3.8 g/day) b...

  16. QTL list: qHP-PU-A3a [PGDBj Registered plant list, Marker list, QTL list, Plant DB link and Genome analysis methods[Archive

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  17. QTL list: qHP-RVol-A3a [PGDBj Registered plant list, Marker list, QTL list, Plant DB link and Genome analysis methods[Archive

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    Full Text Available ve QTL for low and high phosphorus condition ... ChrA03 33.3 5.58 ... 10.1007/s00122-010-1301-1 20217384 ... QT91784 Brassica napus Brassicaceae qHP-RVol-A3a LP and HP constitutive constituti

  18. QTL list: qHP-DW-A3a [PGDBj Registered plant list, Marker list, QTL list, Plant DB link and Genome analysis methods[Archive

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  1. QTL list: qHP-RSA-A3a [PGDBj Registered plant list, Marker list, QTL list, Plant DB link and Genome analysis methods[Archive

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    Full Text Available e QTL for low and high phosphorus condition ... em1ge34b ... ChrA03 31.7 6.32 ... 10.1007/s00122-010-1301-1 20217384 ... QT91757 Brassica napus Brassicaceae qHP-RSA-A3a LP and HP constitutive constitutiv

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    Full Text Available sphorus condition ... ChrC02 42 3.72 ... 10.1007/s00122-010-1301-1 20217384 ... QT91790 Brassica napus Brassicaceae qHP-PU-C2a LP and HP constitutive constitutive QTL for low and high pho

  3. Mantle wedge exhumation beneath the Dora-Maira (U)HP dome unravelled by local earthquake tomography (Western Alps)

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    Solarino, Stefano; Malusà, Marco G.; Eva, Elena; Guillot, Stéphane; Paul, Anne; Schwartz, Stéphane; Zhao, Liang; Aubert, Coralie; Dumont, Thierry; Pondrelli, Silvia; Salimbeni, Simone; Wang, Qingchen; Xu, Xiaobing; Zheng, Tianyu; Zhu, Rixiang

    2018-01-01

    In continental subduction zones, the behaviour of the mantle wedge during exhumation of (ultra)high-pressure [(U)HP] rocks provides a key to distinguish among competing exhumation mechanisms. However, in spite of the relevant implications for understanding orogenic evolution, a high-resolution image of the mantle wedge beneath the Western Alps is still lacking. In order to fill this gap, we perform a detailed analysis of the velocity structure of the Alpine belt beneath the Dora-Maira (U)HP dome, based on local earthquake tomography independently validated by receiver function analysis. Our results point to a composite structure of the mantle wedge above the subducted European lithosphere. We found that the Dora-Maira (U)HP dome lays directly above partly serpentinized peridotites (Vp 7.5 km/s; Vp/Vs = 1.70-1.72), documented from 10 km depth down to the top of the eclogitized lower crust of the European plate. These serpentinized peridotites, possibly formed by fluid release from the subducting European slab to the Alpine mantle wedge, are juxtaposed against dry mantle peridotites of the Adriatic upper plate along an active fault rooted in the lithospheric mantle. We propose that serpentinized mantle-wedge peridotites were exhumed at shallow crustal levels during late Eocene transtensional tectonics, also triggering the rapid exhumation of (U)HP rocks, and were subsequently indented under the Alpine metamorphic wedge in the early Oligocene. Our findings suggest that mantle-wedge exhumation may represent a major feature of the deep structure of exhumed continental subduction zones. The deep orogenic levels here imaged by seismic tomography may be exposed today in older (U)HP belts, where mantle-wedge serpentinites are commonly associated with coesite-bearing continental metamorphic rocks.

  4. Dieta del Cernícalo Americano (Falco sparverius Linnaeus, 1758 en dos hábitats interandinos del norte de Ecuador

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    Glenda M. Pozo-Zamora

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available El cernícalo americano es una especie de ave rapaz ampliamente distribuida desde Alaska hasta Tierra de Fuego en Argentina. Su dieta generalista está basada principalmente en invertebrados. En Ecuador existe escasa información biológica de ésta especie, desconociéndose aspectos de alimentación. En el presente trabajo se da a conocer la dieta del cernícalo americano, por medio del análisis de egagrópilas colectadas en dos hábitats ubicados en la región interandina en el norte de Ecuador. Los ítems más representativos para Sangolquí y Tababela fueron los coleópteros (48.4 y 39.5%, seguidos por orthópteros (31.3 y 30.7 % respectivamente. En términos de biomasa, los mamíferos son los más importantes dentro de la dieta del cernícalo americano con el 40.3% para Sangolquí y el 70.8% en Tababela. El índice de Shannon (H´= 1.894 indica una mediana diversidad de presas, y la amplitud de dieta (0.26 indica que ésta especie presenta una dieta especialista, difiriendo de otros hábitats donde presenta dieta generalista.

  5. The Effect of Replacing Fish Meal in the Diet with Enzyme-Treated Soybean Meal (HP310) on Growth and Body Composition of Rainbow Trout Fry.

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    Haghbayan, Samira; Shamsaie Mehrgan, Mehdi

    2015-11-26

    The potential of enzyme-treated soybean meal powder (HP310) as fish meal alternative in diets for rainbow trout weighing 1.17 ± 0.3 g was evaluated for 60 days. Fish meal was replaced with HP310 at 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% of experimental diets. A control group was also considered. The results showed that diets containing 75% and 100% HP310 had significantly higher feed conversion ratio and lower feed intake, weight gain and specific growth rate compared to fish feed diets containing higher levels of fish protein ingredients (p replacement levels of diet (p > 0.05). However increasing in level of HP310 in the diet caused a significant increase of the white blood cells (p replaced by HP310 showed the highest values of ash and moisture content among the diets and showed significantly different levels when compared with the control and other feeding treatments (p < 0.05).

  6. Analysis and development of spatial hp-refinement methods for solving the neutron transport equation

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    Fournier, D.

    2011-01-01

    The different neutronic parameters have to be calculated with a higher accuracy in order to design the 4. generation reactor cores. As memory storage and computation time are limited, adaptive methods are a solution to solve the neutron transport equation. The neutronic flux, solution of this equation, depends on the energy, angle and space. The different variables are successively discretized. The energy with a multigroup approach, considering the different quantities to be constant on each group, the angle by a collocation method called SN approximation. Once the energy and angle variable are discretized, a system of spatially-dependent hyperbolic equations has to be solved. Discontinuous finite elements are used to make possible the development of hp-refinement methods. Thus, the accuracy of the solution can be improved by spatial refinement (h-refinement), consisting into subdividing a cell into sub-cells, or by order refinement (p-refinement), by increasing the order of the polynomial basis. In this thesis, the properties of this methods are analyzed showing the importance of the regularity of the solution to choose the type of refinement. Thus, two error estimators are used to lead the refinement process. Whereas the first one requires high regularity hypothesis (analytical solution), the second one supposes only the minimal hypothesis required for the solution to exist. The comparison of both estimators is done on benchmarks where the analytic solution is known by the method of manufactured solutions. Thus, the behaviour of the solution as a regard of the regularity can be studied. It leads to a hp-refinement method using the two estimators. Then, a comparison is done with other existing methods on simplified but also realistic benchmarks coming from nuclear cores. These adaptive methods considerably reduces the computational cost and memory footprint. To further improve these two points, an approach with energy-dependent meshes is proposed. Actually, as the

  7. Adhesión de los pacientes con insuficiencia renal crónica a la dieta

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    Anes, Eugénia; Vicente Castro, Florencio

    2011-01-01

    Este estudio, describe y evalúa la adhesión a la dieta en pacientes con insuficiencia renal crónica en diálisis. Se trata de un trabajo no-experimental, analítico y transversal desarrollado en una muestra de 263 pacientes en diálisis en el Noreste Transmontano en Portugal. Se utilizó una medida específica de la adhesión a la dieta, RAAQ. De los participantes, la mayoría son hombres (58,9%), el 64,3% están casadas, viven solos el 16%, y el 86,7% están jubilados y tienen un nivel de...

  8. EFECTO DEL GENOTIPO Y DE LA DIETA EN LA DIGESTIBILIDAD RECTAL DE NUTRIENTES Y SALIDA FECAL DE CERDOS CRIOLLO CUBANO

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    Julio Ly

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Se usaron cuatro cerdos Criollo Cubanos y cuatro cerdos Cubanos CC21, machos y con un peso inicial de 30 kg de acuerdo con un diseño de cambio en arreglo factorial 2 x 2 para estudiar el efecto del genotipo y de una dieta basada en cereales y granos conteniendo 6 o 12% de fibra cruda, en la digestibilidad rectal y salida fecal de materiales. El consumo de alimento fue igual a 100 g MS/kgPV0.75 por día, suministrado a las 9:00 h am en una sola ración. La fuente de fibra fue palmiche (fruto de palma real, Roystonea regia H.B.K. Cook suministrado seco y molido incluida al 20% al alimento. Los cerdos Criollo Cubanos fueron de la reserva genética localizada en el centro de Cuba (Cabaiguán y no estaban sujetos a ningún programa de mejoramiento genético. No hubo efecto significativo (P>0.05 de la interacción genotipo x dieta en ninguna medida. No se observaron diferencias (P>0.05 en la digestibilidad rectal de la MS, cenizas, materia orgánica, fibra cruda y nitrógeno entre los genotipos de cerdos; los promedios sólo muestran diferencias numéricas en favor de los cerdos CC21. De una manera similar, se halló que la dieta que contenía 12% de fibra, determinó un incremento no significativo (P>0.05 de la digestibilidad rectal de la fibra cruda o una reducción no significativa (P>0.05 de la digestibilidad rectal de la MS, materia orgánica y nitrógeno con respecto a la dieta sin harina de palmiche. La salida fecal de material fresco fue numéricamente mayor en los cerdos Criollo Cubanos y en la dieta con 12% de fibra (675 y 570 g/kg MS ingerida, pero sin efecto significativo (P>0.05. Se considera que la digestibilidad rectal de dietas basadas en granos y cereales que contengan 20% de harina de palmiche pudiera ser mayor en los cerdos Criollo Cubanos que en los mejorados, exóticos, en comparación con lo que ocurre con dietas suministrada ad libitum en animales alimentados con melaza de caña de az

  9. Polpa cítrica em dietas para cordeiros: consumo, digestibilidade e parâmetros ruminais

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    Eduardo Lucas Terra Peixoto; Mirton José Frota Morenz; Carlos Elysio Moreira da Fonseca; Elizabeth dos Santos Moura; Karla Rodrigues de Lima; Fernando Cesar Ferraz Lopes; Luciano da Silva Cabral

    2015-01-01

    Objetivou-se avaliar a viabilidade da substituição do milho por polpa cítrica peletizada (0; 25; 50; 75 e 100 % da MS de milho) em dietas para cordeiros, com base em variáveis nutricionais. Foram avaliadas as variáveis: consumo e digestibilidade dos nutrientes, e os parâmetros de fermentação ruminal. As dietas foram formuladas para serem isoproteicas, com relação volumoso:concentrado de 60:40. Foram utilizados cinco borregos mestiços com peso inicial médio de 26,1±1,8 kg distribuídos segundo ...

  10. Dieta Mediterrânica, estabilidade genómica e variação genética

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    Faria, Ivo Frederico Barbedo da Costa

    2016-01-01

    Trabalho Complementar apresentado à Universidade Fernando Pessoa como parte dos requisitos para obtenção do grau de licenciado em Ciências da Nutrição A dieta Mediterrânica é um dos padrões alimentares mais saudáveis do mundo. Pelo facto de ser uma dieta muito rica em nutrientes essenciais e substâncias com atividade antioxidante e anti-inflamatória, ela tem sido implicada na manutenção da estabilidade genómica, incluindo o DNA telomérico. A disfunção telomérica tem sido associada à senesc...

  11. Digestibilidad in vitro de dietas energéticas para ovinos con inclusión de semilla de girasol.

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    Herrera Pérez, Jerónimo

    2013-01-01

    Cinco dietas integrales isoenergéticas e isoprotéicas fueron evaluadas con el objetivo de medir la producción de gas in vitro y asociarla con la digestibilidad de la materia seca en dietas para corderos elaboradas con 0, 3, 6, 9 y 12 % de inclusión de semilla de girasol. Se midió la producción de gas in vitro (PGSIV) (volumen máximo de gas (Vmax; mL g-1) para materia seca (MS), materia orgánica (MO) y materia seca degradada (MSD), la digestibilidad in vitro de la MS (DIVMS), y producción de á...

  12. Dietas para emagrecimento publicadas em um magazine direcionado ao público feminino: análise do conteúdo nutricional = Nutritional analysis of weight loss diets published in a women’s magazine

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    Floriano, Rayanne Santos

    2016-01-01

    Conclusões: A maioria das dietas recomendadas pela revista analisada apresentava um reduzido aporte de energia e nutrientes, incluindo vitaminas e minerais importantes para mulheres em idade fértil. As dietas de muita restrição calórica apresentavam mais frequentemente valores nutricionais inadequados. Este resultado reforça a importância de que dietas sejam individualizadas e acompanhadas por profissional habilitado

  13. Endogenous retrovirus EAV-HP linked to blue egg phenotype in Mapuche fowl.

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    David Wragg

    Full Text Available Oocyan or blue/green eggshell colour is an autosomal dominant trait found in native chickens (Mapuche fowl of Chile and in some of their descendants in European and North American modern breeds. We report here the identification of an endogenous avian retroviral (EAV-HP insertion in oocyan Mapuche fowl and European breeds. Sequencing data reveals 100% retroviral identity between the Mapuche and European insertions. Quantitative real-time PCR analysis of European oocyan chicken indicates over-expression of the SLCO1B3 gene (P<0.05 in the shell gland and oviduct. Predicted transcription factor binding sites in the long terminal repeats (LTR indicate AhR/Ar, a modulator of oestrogen, as a possible promoter/enhancer leading to reproductive tissue-specific over-expression of the SLCO1B3 gene. Analysis of all jungle fowl species Gallus sp. supports the retroviral insertion to be a post-domestication event, while identical LTR sequences within domestic chickens are in agreement with a recent de novo mutation.

  14. Endogenous retrovirus EAV-HP linked to blue egg phenotype in Mapuche fowl.

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    Wragg, David; Mwacharo, Joram M; Alcalde, José A; Wang, Chen; Han, Jian-Lin; Gongora, Jaime; Gourichon, David; Tixier-Boichard, Michèle; Hanotte, Olivier

    2013-01-01

    Oocyan or blue/green eggshell colour is an autosomal dominant trait found in native chickens (Mapuche fowl) of Chile and in some of their descendants in European and North American modern breeds. We report here the identification of an endogenous avian retroviral (EAV-HP) insertion in oocyan Mapuche fowl and European breeds. Sequencing data reveals 100% retroviral identity between the Mapuche and European insertions. Quantitative real-time PCR analysis of European oocyan chicken indicates over-expression of the SLCO1B3 gene (P<0.05) in the shell gland and oviduct. Predicted transcription factor binding sites in the long terminal repeats (LTR) indicate AhR/Ar, a modulator of oestrogen, as a possible promoter/enhancer leading to reproductive tissue-specific over-expression of the SLCO1B3 gene. Analysis of all jungle fowl species Gallus sp. supports the retroviral insertion to be a post-domestication event, while identical LTR sequences within domestic chickens are in agreement with a recent de novo mutation.

  15. Influence of the geometrical characteristics of an HpGe detector on its efficiency

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    Vargas, M.J.; Timon, A.F.; Sanchez, D.P.

    2002-01-01

    Computer codes based on Monte Carlo calculations have been extensively developed for the computation of the efficiency in gamma-ray spectrometry. The errors in the specific parameters of the detector due to the lack of precise knowledge of its characteristics usually represent one of the most important sources of inaccuracy in this simulation technique. Influence of several detector parameters on the efficiency for a typical coaxial n-type HpGe detector is presented. Calculations of the full-energy peak efficiencies were performed by means of a Monte Carlo code in the range 122-1836 keV for several types of source configuration: point source, cellulose filter, and two different cylindrical boxes containing a solid matrix of SiO 2 . The detector parameters varied were the crystal diameter, crystal height, diameter of the internal core, and the position of the crystal with respect to the beryllium window. Significant deviations in the efficiency, depending on the source geometry and the photon energy, can be produced by varying only slightly some of the detector parameters. (author)

  16. An alternative direct compound dispensing method using the HP D300 digital dispenser.

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    Jones, Raisa E; Zheng, Wei; McKew, John C; Chen, Catherine Z

    2013-10-01

    Evaluation of compound activity in vitro is crucial to drug discovery efforts and require that the compounds be accurately and reliably titrated and dispensed to the assay wells. The HP D300 dispenser uses inkjet technology to achieve small-volume dispensing that allows concentration-response testing using the direct dilution paradigm. Although inkjet technology has been long in existence, it is new to the field of screening and drug development. We have evaluated the D300 dispenser in a biochemical assay, a cell-based reporter gene assay, and a cytotoxicity assay. The software for this instrument is user friendly, and the compound-dispensing process is streamlined. However, a limitation is that this dispenser is currently applicable to only 96-well and 384-well plate formats and not to 1536-well high-density plates. Our results indicate that the D300 generates clean and reproducible results that correlate with those produced with more commonly used instruments such as the pin tool. We found that the instrument is useful and can improve the throughput of compound dispensing in 96-well and 384-well plates.

  17. KIVA-hpFE. Predictive turbulent reactive and multiphase flow in engines - An Overview

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    Carrington, David Bradley [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2016-05-23

    Research and development of KIVA-hpFE for turbulent reactive and multiphase flow particularly as related to engine modeling program has relevance to National energy security and climate change. Climate change is a source problem, and energy national security is consumption of petroleum products problem. Accurately predicting engine processes leads to, lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emission, where engines in the transportation sector currently account for 26% of the U.S. GHG emissions. Less dependence on petroleum products leads to greater energy security. By Environmental Protection Agency standards, some vehicles are now reaching 42 to the 50 mpg mark. These are conventional gasoline engines. Continued investment and research into new technical innovations, the potential exists to save more than 4 million barrels of oil per day or approximately $200 to $400 million per day. This would be a significant decrease in emission and use of petroleum and a very large economic stimulus too! It is estimated with further advancements in combustion, the current emissions can be reduced up to 40%. Enabling better understanding of fuel injection and fuel-air mixing, thermodynamic combustion losses, and combustion/emission formation processes enhances our ability to help solve both problems. To provide adequate capability for accurately simulating these processes, minimize time and labor for development of engine technology, are the goals of our KIVA development program.

  18. Functional and evolutionary analyses of Helicobacter pylori HP0231 (DsbK protein with strong oxidative and chaperone activity characterized by a highly diverged dimerization domain

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    Katarzyna Marta Bocian-Ostrzycka

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Helicobacter pylori does not encode the classical DsbA/DsbB oxidoreductases that are crucial for oxidative folding of extracytoplasmic proteins. Instead, this microorganism encodes an untypical two proteins playing a role in disulfide bond formation – periplasmic HP0231, which structure resembles that of EcDsbC/DsbG, and its redox partner, a membrane protein HpDsbI (HP0595 with a -propeller structure. The aim of presented work was to assess relations between HP0231 structure and function.We showed that HP0231 is most closely related evolutionarily to the catalytic domain of DsbG, even though it possesses a catalytic motif typical for canonical DsbA proteins. Similarly, the highly diverged N-terminal dimerization domain is homologous to the dimerization domain of DsbG. To better understand the functioning of this atypical oxidoreductase, we examined its activity using in vivo and in vitro experiments. We found that HP0231 exhibits oxidizing and chaperone activities but no isomerizing activity, even though H. pylori does not contain a classical DsbC. We also show that HP0231 is not involved in the introduction of disulfide bonds into HcpC (Helicobacter cysteine-rich protein C, a protein involved in the modulation of the H. pylori interaction with its host. Additionally, we also constructed a truncated version of HP0231 lacking the dimerization domain, denoted HP0231m, and showed that it acts in E. coli cells in a DsbB-dependent manner. In contrast, HP0231m and classical monomeric EcDsbA (Escherichia coli DsbA protein were both unable to complement the lack of HP0231 in H. pylori cells, though they exist in oxidized forms. HP0231m is inactive in the insulin reduction assay and possesses high chaperone activity, in contrast to EcDsbA. In conclusion, HP0231 combines oxidative functions characteristic of DsbA proteins and chaperone activity characteristic of DsbC/DsbG, and it lacks isomerization activity.

  19. Dieta del Suri, Rhea pennata (Orbigny, 1834 (Aves: Rheidae, en ecosistemas altoandinos de Moquegua, Perú

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    Marli Echaccaya

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió la dieta del suri Rhea pennata en la región de Moquegua al sur de Perú, mediante el análisis de heces. Esta especie considerada en “Peligro Crítico” en el Perú se mostró como estrictamente herbívora, principalmente folívora. Se identificaron 44 morfoespecies de plantas en su dieta, de las cuales Oxychloe andina (una especie de Juncaceae dominante en bofedales disturbados presentó los mayores valores relativos de densidad, peso, volumen y frecuencia. A pesar de la aparente selectividad, esta especie presenta una dieta muy diversa que le permitiría adaptarse a las carencias nutricionales en el hábitat que ocupa. Los datos obtenidos en diferentes hábitats que ocupa el Suri, muestran que en zonas más áridas existe la tendencia a una mayor selectividad debido a la presencia de plantas con compuestos secundarios (fenoles, terpenos y alcaloides para evitar la herbivoría, mientras que en ambientes con bofedales (como el del presente estudio la selectividad disminuye, tendiendo a alimentarse de las especies dominantes.

  20. Aceitação de dietas em ambiente hospitalar Acceptance of hospital food

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    Anete Araújo de Sousa

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O objetivo do estudo foi avaliar a aceitação de dietas de pacientes internados em um hospital público do município de Florianópolis, Santa Catarina. MÉTODOS: Realizou-se análise dos restos alimentares de pacientes internados em unidades de internação médica durante 15 dias, por meio do índice resto-ingestão. O índice foi determinado por tipos de dieta, classificadas em normal, especial com sal e especial sem sal. Enquetes de satisfação com pacientes avaliaram os fatores que influenciam a aceitação das refeições. RESULTADOS: O peso total distribuído correspondente a 1.877 refeições foi de 868kg e o peso dos restos totalizou 313kg. Foi encontrado um índice resto-ingestão de 36,09% e um retorno de 53,68%, 33,99% e 33,84% de dietas especiais com sal, normais e especiais sem sal respectivamente. A variedade, a quantidade e a apresentação das refeições foram avaliadas de forma positiva. A temperatura e o uso de temperos foram os aspectos de menor satisfação, representando 43,00% e 34,30%, respectivamente, para os critérios de regular a ruim. O índice resto-ingestão encontrado (36,09% estava acima do aceitável para uma população enferma (20,00%, demonstrando uma perda considerável de alimentos. CONCLUSÃO: A partir dos resultados, observou-se a necessidade de avaliar os processos envolvidos na produção dessas refeições e de elaborar estratégias que estimulem a ingestão alimentar do paciente.OBJECTIVE: This study assessed patients' acceptance of hospital foods in a public hospital located in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. METHODS: The leftover-ingestion index was used to analyze the volume of leftovers of hospitalized patients during 15 days. The index was determined by diet type: normal, special with salt and special without salt. Satisfaction questionnaires were administered to the patients and the factors that influence food acceptance were assessed. RESULTS: The total weight of 1

  1. Calidad del huevecillo de dos especies de langostino (Palemonidae) del género Macrobrachium (M. rosenbergii, De Man 1879, y M. tenellum, Smith, 1871) variando la dieta de los reproductores: índices morfométricos

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    M. García-Ulloa; H. Rodríguez; T. Ogura

    2004-01-01

    Se examinaron tres dietas para reproductores de los langostinos Macrobrachium rosenbergii y M. tenellum para evaluar algunos parámetros morfométricos en la calidad de los huevecillos. Las dietas probadas fueron: 100% alimento natural (control); alimento natural complementado con alimento peletizado y Artemia enriquecida con una emulsión lipídica; y una dieta peletizada de elaboración doméstica. A pesar de la diferencia en el contenido proteínico de las dietas, no se observaron diferencias sig...

  2. Análisis de situación y adecuación de dietas para disfagia en un hospital provincial Situation and adequacyanalysis of dysphagia diets at a regional hospital

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    C. Moreno; M. J. García; C. Martinez

    2006-01-01

    El estudio pretende confirmar la adecuación de las dietas prescritas para disfagia durante la hospitalización a través de una encuesta específica para identificación, asesoramiento y manejo de la disfagia. Comparar y analizar la dieta para Disfagia que se ofrece en el Hospital con las recomendaciones para una dieta para disfagia en bibliografía nutricional reciente. A partir de los resultados obtenidos establecer mejoras en la dieta (si es necesario), y útiles de trabajo para enfermería dirig...

  3. ACTIVIDAD REPRODUCTIVA Y DIETA DE HEMIDACTYLUS FRENATUS (SAURIA: GEKKONIDAE EN EL NORTE DE COLOMBIA

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    JORGE A. DÍAZ-PÉREZ

    Full Text Available RESUMEN A pesar de su éxito como especie invasora, existe poca información sobre los aspectos ecológicos del gecónido Hemidactylus frenatus en Colombia. En el presente estudio se determinó el tamaño de madurez, dimorfismo sexual, actividad reproductiva y composición de la dieta de una población de esta especie en una localidad urbana del Norte de Colombia. Se realizaron once muestreos desde septiembre de 2011 hasta agosto de 2012 en edificaciones del municipio de Sincelejo. Se capturaron 264 ejemplares, 133 machos adultos, 112 hembras adultas y 19 juveniles. Los machos alcanzaron la madurez sexual a un tamaño (longitud hocico-cloaca menor (35.7 mm que las hembras (42.7 mm, además alcanzan mayor tamaño y tienen cabezas y bocas proporcionalmente más grandes que éstas. Los machos fueron reproductivos durante todo el año; aunque el volumen testicular varió significativamente entre los muestreos, esta variación no estuvo asociada con el tamaño corporal ni con la precipitación en el área de estudio. Durante todos los muestreos se encontraron hembras adultas reproductivas. Las hembras tienen un tamaño de nidada invariable de dos huevos y no existen diferencias entre oviductos respecto al diámetro y peso de los huevos. La dieta de H. frenatus es variada, siendo los dípteros, hemípteros y formícidos las presas de mayor importancia relativa. Los adultos de ambos sexos consumen un volumen y número similar de presas. Así, la población de H. frenatus estudiada tiene una actividad reproductiva continua y un comportamiento dietario generalista y oportunista. Las condiciones climáticas, la disponibilidad ambiental de presas en el área de estudio y las características intrínsecas de esta especie parecen ser responsables de su abundancia y éxito colonizador en esta y otras localidades.

  4. Evaluación de harina de yuca (20% en combinación con diferentes fuentes protéicas en dietas para pollos de engorde

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    Gómez de Martínez Carmen E.

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un experimento para evaluar el efecto del nivel óptimo de inclusión (20% de harina de yuca en dietas para pollos de engorde en combinación con tres fuentes proteicas, sobre los rendimientos biológicos y sus resultados económicos. Las variables experimentales consistieron en 4 dietas (tratamientos que presentaron como fuente de variación los ingredientes proteicos; la dieta 10% de harina de yuca y tres fuentes de proteína (torta de soya, harina de pescado y torta de algodón, la dieta 2 con 20% de harina de yuca y las tres fuentes de proteína (torta de soya, harina de pescado y torta de algodón, la dieta 3 con 20% de harina de yuca y dos fuentes de proteína (torta de soya, harina de pescado y la dieta 4 con 20% de harina de yuca y una fuente de proteína (torta de soya. En el período de la 0-7 semanas, hubo comportamiento estadísticamente similar entre las dietas 1 y 2 (ganancia de peso: 1.679 vs 1.678 g; consumo de alimento: 3.521 vs 3A83 g; conversión: 2.09 vs 2.07. La dieta 3 aunque no presentó diferencias estadísticas con las anteriores, produjo menos ganancia de peso. La dieta 4 presentó. más bajas ganancias de peso (1.433 g y el menor consumo de alimento (2.972 g. El peso promedio final de los pollos fue de 1.986 g. (dieta 1, 1.991 (dieta 2, 1.994 (dieta 3 y 1.734 g. (dieta 4. El máximo beneficio neto se obtuvo con la dieta 2.An experiment was carried out to evaluate the effect of including the optimum level (20 % of cassava flour in diets for feed chicken in combination with three sources of protein, on the biological yields and their economic results. The experimental varieties were made up of 4 diets (treatments which varied in terms of the source protein: diet 1, 0% of cassava flour, and cottonseed meal, diet 2 with 20% cassava flour and three sources of protein (soybean meal, fish flour and cottonseed meal, diet 3 with 20% cassava flour and two sources of protein (soybean meal and fish flour, and diet 4

  5. Investigation of the effect of recombinant Neutrophil activating protein (Hp-NapA of helicobacter pylori on proliferation and viability by peritoneal macrophage from BALB/c mice

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background: The neutrophil-activating protein (HP-NAP of Helicobacter pylori is a protective antigen and a major virulence factor of this bacteria. Stimulating the immune system for helicobacter infection treatment could have an important role. The aim of study is to assess the effect of recombinant Neutrophil activating protein (Hp-NapA of helicobacter pylori on proliferation and viability of peritoneal macrophages from BALB/c mice. Materials and Methods: In this experimental study, recombinant Hp-NapA of helicobacter pylori was produced in vitro. Mice peritoneal macrophages were purified and cultured. Different concentrations of recombinant Hp-NapA was used for macrophages stimulation. MTT assay was performed to assess the viability and proliferation of macrophages. Results: The results elucidated that the increasing effect of stimulation with recombinant Hp-NapA was significant at the dose of 30 µg/ml(p=0.01. The rate of viabitity was significantly higher than control group at the doses of 30 and 60 µg/ml and in the concurrency series of recombinant protein with lipopolysaccharid, there was a statistically significarit increase in proliferation at just these doses. Conclusion: According to our findings, recombinant Hp-NapA has a positive effect on proliferation, viability and function of peritoneal macrophages. Therefore, it is proposed that recombinant Hp-NapA can be studied as an immunomodulator for immunotherapy.

  6. Dynamic and flexible H3K9me3 bridging via HP1β dimerization establishes a plastic state of condensed chromatin

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    Hiragami-Hamada, Kyoko; Soeroes, Szabolcs; Nikolov, Miroslav; Wilkins, Bryan; Kreuz, Sarah; Chen, Carol; De La Rosa-Velázquez, Inti A.; Zenn, Hans Michael; Kost, Nils; Pohl, Wiebke; Chernev, Aleksandar; Schwarzer, Dirk; Jenuwein, Thomas; Lorincz, Matthew; Zimmermann, Bastian; Walla, Peter Jomo; Neumann, Heinz; Baubec, Tuncay; Urlaub, Henning; Fischle, Wolfgang

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    Histone H3 trimethylation of lysine 9 (H3K9me3) and proteins of the heterochromatin protein 1 (HP1) family are hallmarks of heterochromatin, a state of compacted DNA essential for genome stability and long-term transcriptional silencing. The mechanisms by which H3K9me3 and HP1 contribute to chromatin condensation have been speculative and controversial. Here we demonstrate that human HP1β is a prototypic HP1 protein exemplifying most basal chromatin binding and effects. These are caused by dimeric and dynamic interaction with highly enriched H3K9me3 and are modulated by various electrostatic interfaces. HP1β bridges condensed chromatin, which we postulate stabilizes the compacted state. In agreement, HP1β genome-wide localization follows H3K9me3-enrichment and artificial bridging of chromatin fibres is sufficient for maintaining cellular heterochromatic conformation. Overall, our findings define a fundamental mechanism for chromatin higher order structural changes caused by HP1 proteins, which might contribute to the plastic nature of condensed chromatin. PMID:27090491

  7. Seroprevalence of anti-Hp and anti-cagA antibodies among healthy persons in Golestan province, northeast of Iran (2010).

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    Ghasemi Kebria, Fatemeh; Bagheri, Haniye; Semnani, Shahryar; Ghaemi, Ezatollah

    2011-01-01

    Background : The major cause of peptic ulcer disease is helicobacter pylori (Hp), and it is also implicated in the pathogenesis of adenocarcinoma of the distal stomach and gastric lymphoma. The incidence of peptic ulcer disease, atrophic gastritis, and gastric adenocarcinoma are more common in people infected of cagA positive strains of Hp. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of the anti-Hp and anti-cagA antibodies among healthy persons in Golestan province-North of Iran. Methods : The blood samples of 1028 healthy people were collected all over Golestan province by cluster sampling. A demographic questionnaire was completed and body mass index (BMI) was calculated for each case. Hp-IgG (Pishtaz teb Co. Iran) and anti- cagA (DIA.PRO Italy) titer were evaluated by Elisa method. Data were collected and analyzed. Results : Six hundred-eighty three individuals (66.4%) were positive for Hp and 395 (57.8%) of them were cagA positive. Hp positive cases were (66.3%) and (66.6%) in male and female, respectively. Prevalence of cagA was 56.3% and 58.9%, respectively. The most seropositivity of Helicobacter Pylori (75.4%) was in 55-64 years old (pHp antibody and strains of cagA seropositive in healthy persons of this province of Iran were relatively high. Preventive protocol for reducing of the infection is recommended.

  8. Mapping of the exchangeable and dispensable domains of the RNA 2-encoded 2A(HP) protein of arabis mosaic nepovirus.

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    Nourinejhad Zarghani, Shaheen; Dupuis-Maguiraga, Laurence; Bassler, Alexandra; Wetzel, Thierry

    2014-06-01

    The N-terminal domains of the RNA 2-encoded 2A(HP) proteins of the arabis mosaic (ArMV) and grapevine fanleaf (GFLV) nepoviruses were shown to be highly variable and a hotspot for intra- and inter-species recombination events. Chimeric ArMV-NW clones in which the N-terminal domain of 2A(HP) or the entire 2A(HP) of GFLV isolates replaced the corresponding domains of ArMV retained their infectivity, showing that the 2A(HP) proteins of ArMV-NW and GFLV are exchangeable. ArMN-NW clones with deletions of the N-terminal, core, or C-terminal domains of the ArMV-NW 2A(HP) were infectious in Chenopodium quinoa although viral RNA (especially RNA 2) accumulated at reduced levels. In contrast, deletion of the entire 2A(HP) protein or of the C-terminal two thirds of the protein abolished infectivity of the ArMV-NW clones. These results suggest that multiple functional domains are distributed throughout the 2A(HP) protein and are essential for the accumulation of viral RNA 2. Copyright © 2014. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  9. Vulvar hidradenoma papilliferum (HP) is located on the sites of mammary-like anogenital glands (MLAGs): Analysis of the photographs of 52 tumors.

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    El-Khoury, Jinane; Renald, Marie-Hélène; Plantier, Françoise; Avril, Marie-Françoise; Moyal-Barracco, Micheline

    2016-08-01

    Hidradenoma papilliferum (HP) is a benign tumor that primarily affects the anogenital area of adult women. Previously considered apocrine tumors, anogenital HP tumors are now interpreted as adenomas of mammary-like anogenital glands based on their histologic features. This clinical study was undertaken to determine whether vulvar HP is located on mammary-like anogenital gland sites and to describe its morphologic features. The clinical photographs of 52 histologically confirmed vulvar HP provided by 7 vulva specialists were analyzed. In all, 90.4% of the HP were located on the interlabial sulcus, adjacent zone, or the perineum. These tumors were polymorphous in terms of number (1 or multiple), size (HP is mainly located on mammary-like anogenital gland sites, thereby providing further evidence to their histogenesis. Although a nonulcerated or ulcerated tumor of the interlabial sulcus should evoke a HP diagnosis, the latter must be confirmed histologically. Copyright © 2016 American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  10. Influencia do tempo de exposicao a obesidade induzida por dieta hiperlipidica sobre os colagenos tipo I e III miocardico

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    Danielle Cristina Tomaz da Silva

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A obesidade é um fator de risco para muitas complicações médicas; a pesquisa médica demonstrou que as alterações hemodinâmicas, morfológicas e funcionais estão correlacionadas com a duração e gravidade da obesidade. OBJETIVO: O presente estudo determinou a influência do tempo de exposição à obesidade induzida por dieta com alto teor de gordura no colágenos tipo I e III miocárdico. MÉTODOS: Ratos machos com trinta dias de idade, da raça Wistar, foram distribuídos aleatoriamente em dois grupos: um grupo de controle (C alimentado com ração padrão e um grupo de ratos obesos (Ob alternadamente alimentados com uma de quatro dietas palatáveis ricas em gordura. Cada dieta foi mudada diariamente, e os ratos foram mantidos em suas respectivas dietas por 15 (C15 e Ob15 e 30 (C30 e Ob30 semanas consecutivas. A obesidade foi determinada pelo índice de adiposidade. RESULTADOS: O grupo Ob15 foi similar ao grupo C15 em relação à expressão de colágeno miocárdico tipo I; contudo, a expressão no grupo Ob30 foi menor do que no grupo C30. O tempo de exposição à obesidade foi associado com uma redução de colágeno do tipo I no grupo Ob30, quando comparado com o Ob15. A obesidade não afetou a expressão do colágeno tipo III. CONCLUSÃO: Este estudo mostrou que o tempo de exposição à obesidade por 30 semanas induzida por uma dieta rica em gordura insaturada causou uma redução na expressão do colágeno miocárdico tipo I em ratos obesos. No entanto, nenhum efeito foi observado em relação à expressão do colágeno miocárdico tipo III

  11. Redução de fósforo em dietas para frangos com base em valores de equivalência da fitase

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    Luciana de Paula Naves

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o uso de valores de equivalência da fitase como base para redução de fósforo disponível (P-disp em dietas para frangos. Foram avaliados dez planos nutricionais com seis repetições de 15 aves cada uma. Avaliaram-se: desempenho, teor de cinzas na tíbia e custo da ração. De 1 a 7 e de 36 a 42 dias de idade, as aves receberam dieta basal; de 8 a 21 dias, dieta sem fitase contendo 3,9 g kg-1 de P-disp e quatro dietas com fitase contendo de 1,1 a 2,5 g kg-1 de P-disp; e de 22 a 35 dias, dieta sem fitase contendo 3,4 g kg-1 de P-disp mais dieta com fitase contendo 1,6 g kg-1 de P-disp. O melhor plano nutricional foi composto pelas dietas: 4,7 g kg-1 de P-disp sem fitase (1 a 7 dias; 2,0 g kg-1 de P-disp suplementada com fitase (8 a 21 dias; 3,4 g kg-1 de P-disp em ração sem fitase (22 a 35 dias; e 3,0 g kg-1 de P-disp em ração sem fitase (36 a 42 dias. A redução do P-disp ocorre no período de 8 a 21 dias de idade e corresponde a 2,0 g kg-1 de ração suplementada com fitase.

  12. Efficacy, safety and mechanism of HP-β-CD-PEI polymers as absorption enhancers on the intestinal absorption of poorly absorbable drugs in rats.

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    Zhang, Hailong; Huang, Xiaoyan; Zhang, Yongjing; Gao, Yang

    2017-03-01

    Oral bioavailability of some hydrophilic therapeutic macromolecules was very poor, thus leading to their limited application in clinic. To investigate the efficacy, safety and mechanism of HP-β-CD-PEI polymers on the intestinal absorption of some poorly absorbable drugs in rats. Effects of HP-β-CD-PEI polymers on the intestinal absorptions of drugs were investigated by an in situ closed loop method in rats. The safety of HP-β-CD-PEI polymer was evaluated by measurement of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) activity and amount of protein released from rat intestinal perfusate. The absorption enhancing mechanisms were explored by the measurement of zeta potential, transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER) and in vitro transport of FD4 (a paracellular marker) across rat intestinal membranes, respectively. HP-β-CD-PEI polymers, especially HP-β-CD-PEI 1800 , demonstrated excellent absorption enhancing effects on drug absorption in a concentration-dependent manner and the enhancing effect was more efficient in the small intestine than that in the large intestine. Five percent (w/v) HP-β-CD-PEI 1800 obviously decreased the TEER, accompanied with increase in the intestinal transport of FD4, indicating that absorption enhancing actions of HP-β-CD-PEI polymers were possibly performed by loosening tight junctions of intestinal epithelium cells, thereby increasing drug permeation via a paracellular pathway. A good liner relationship between absorption enhancing effects of HP-β-CD-PEI polymers and their zeta potentials suggested the contribution of positive charge on the surface of these polymers to their absorption enhancing effects. HP-β-CD-PEI polymers might be potential and safe absorption enhancers for improving oral delivery of poorly absorbable macromolecules including peptides and proteins.

  13. Comparing Hp(3) evaluated from the conversion coefficients from air kerma to personal dose equivalent for eye lens dosimetry calibrated on a new cylindrical PMMA phantom

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    Esor, J.; Sudchai, W.; Monthonwattana, S.; Pungkun, V.; Intang, A.

    2017-06-01

    Based on a new occupational dose limit recommended by ICRP (2011), the annual dose limit for the lens of the eye for workers should be reduced from 150 mSv/y to 20 mSv/y averaged over 5 consecutive years in which no single year exceeding 50 mSv. This new dose limit directly affects radiologists and cardiologists whose work involves high radiation exposure over 20 mSv/y. Eye lens dosimetry (Hp(3)) has become increasingly important and should be evaluated directly based on dosimeters that are worn closely to the eye. Normally, Hp(3) dose algorithm was carried out by the combination of Hp(0.07) and Hp(10) values while dosimeters were calibrated on slab PMMA phantom. Recently, there were three reports from European Union that have shown the conversion coefficients from air kerma to Hp(3). These conversion coefficients carried out by ORAMED, PTB and CEA Saclay projects were performed by using a new cylindrical head phantom. In this study, various delivered doses were calculated using those three conversion coefficients while nanoDot, small OSL dosimeters, were used for Hp(3) measurement. These calibrations were performed with a standard X-ray generator at Secondary Standard Dosimetry Laboratory (SSDL). Delivered doses (Hp(3)) using those three conversion coefficients were compared with Hp(3) from nanoDot measurements. The results showed that percentage differences between delivered doses evaluated from the conversion coefficient of each project and Hp(3) doses evaluated from the nanoDots were found to be not exceeding -11.48 %, -8.85 % and -8.85 % for ORAMED, PTB and CEA Saclay project, respectively.

  14. Evaluation des fluides de forage HP/HT pour forages profonds Evaluation of Hp/Ht Drilling Fluid Formulations for Deep Drilling

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    Argillier J. F.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Le forage de puits profonds exige la mise au point de fluides de forage dont la formulation est adaptée aux températures élevées de formation : l'une des principales difficultés est la dégradation thermique des additifs chimiques utilisés dans les formulations à base d'eau qui se produit fréquemment lors du forage de puits à température élevée. Cette dégradation peut conduire à des variations importantes des caractéristiques rhéologiques et de filtration et à une perte de propriétés nécessaires à leur performance. De plus, même s'il n'y a pas de dégradation des composants la viscosité des solutions de polymères hydrosolubles couramment utilisés dans les formulations de fluides diminue fortement avec l'augmentation de la température au-dessus de 60°C. Une autre source de difficulté qui apparaît à forte température avec les boues à base d'eau est la gélification des argiles utilisées dans la formulation. Ce phénomène provoque une forte augmentation de la viscosité de la formulation et des pertes de charges, en particulier en cas de reprise de forage. Diverses méthodes ont été mises au point pour étudier le comportement des boues à base d'eau dans des conditions de pression et de température élevées, entre autres : - des expériences de laboratoire, pour étudier par exemple la stabilité en conditions anaérobies des solutions de polymères et le comportement rhéologique des suspensions d'argile dans des conditions de pression et de température élevées afin de simuler les caractéristiques de gélification des argiles à haute température; - des essais sur boucle d'étude HP/HT en utilisant une boucle expérimentale conçue pour étudier les fluides de forage dans des conditions de fond réalistes, c'est-à-dire des températures atteignant 180°C, des pressions atteignant 500 bar et des taux de cisaillement atteignant 10 000 s puissance( -1 Cette méthodologie a permis d'étudier un certain

  15. Investigation into the effects of VHF and UHF band radiation on Hewlett-Packard (HP) Cesium Beam Frequency Standards

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    Dickens, Andrew

    1995-01-01

    This paper documents an investigation into reports which have indicated that exposure to VHF and UHF band radiation has adverse effects on the frequency stability of HP cesium beam frequency standards. Tests carried out on the basis of these reports show that sources of VHF and UHF radiation such as two-way hand held police communications devices do cause reproducible adverse effects. This investigation examines reproducible effects and explores possible causes.

  16. Contrasting styles of (U)HP rock exhumation along the Cenozoic Adria-Europe plate boundary (Western Alps, Calabria, Corsica)

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    Malusà, Marco G.; Faccenna, Claudio; Baldwin, Suzanne L.; Fitzgerald, Paul G.; Rossetti, Federico; Balestrieri, Maria Laura; Danišík, Martin; Ellero, Alessandro; Ottria, Giuseppe; Piromallo, Claudia

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    Since the first discovery of ultrahigh pressure (UHP) rocks 30 years ago in the Western Alps, the mechanisms for exhumation of (U)HP terranes worldwide are still debated. In the western Mediterranean, the presently accepted model of synconvergent exhumation (e.g., the channel-flow model) is in conflict with parts of the geologic record. We synthesize regional geologic data and present alternative exhumation mechanisms that consider the role of divergence within subduction zones. These mechanisms, i.e., (i) the motion of the upper plate away from the trench and (ii) the rollback of the lower plate, are discussed in detail with particular reference to the Cenozoic Adria-Europe plate boundary, and along three different transects (Western Alps, Calabria-Sardinia, and Corsica-Northern Apennines). In the Western Alps, (U)HP rocks were exhumed from the greatest depth at the rear of the accretionary wedge during motion of the upper plate away from the trench. Exhumation was extremely fast, and associated with very low geothermal gradients. In Calabria, HP rocks were exhumed from shallower depths and at lower rates during rollback of the Adriatic plate, with repeated exhumation pulses progressively younging toward the foreland. Both mechanisms were active to create boundary divergence along the Corsica-Northern Apennines transect, where European southeastward subduction was progressively replaced along strike by Adriatic northwestward subduction. The tectonic scenario depicted for the Western Alps trench during Eocene exhumation of (U)HP rocks correlates well with present-day eastern Papua New Guinea, which is presented as a modern analog of the Paleogene Adria-Europe plate boundary.

  17. Discrete Maximum Principle for a 1D Problem with Piecewise-Constant Coefficients Solved by hp-FEM

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    Vejchodský, Tomáš; Šolín, Pavel

    2007-01-01

    Roč. 15, č. 3 (2007), s. 233-243 ISSN 1570-2820 R&D Projects: GA ČR GP201/04/P021; GA ČR GA102/05/0629 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10190503; CEZ:AV0Z20570509 Keywords : discrete maximum principle * hp-FEM * Poisson equation Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics

  18. A priori error estimates for an hp-version of the discontinuous Galerkin method for hyperbolic conservation laws

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    Bey, Kim S.; Oden, J. Tinsley

    1993-01-01

    A priori error estimates are derived for hp-versions of the finite element method for discontinuous Galerkin approximations of a model class of linear, scalar, first-order hyperbolic conservation laws. These estimates are derived in a mesh dependent norm in which the coefficients depend upon both the local mesh size h(sub K) and a number p(sub k) which can be identified with the spectral order of the local approximations over each element.

  19. Space and Time Adaptive Two-Mesh hp-Finite Element Method for Transient Microwave Heating Problems

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    Dubcová, Lenka; Šolín, Pavel; Červený, Jakub; Kůs, Pavel

    1-2, č. 30 (2010), s. 23-40 ISSN 0272-6343 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA102/07/0496; GA AV ČR IAA100760702 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20570509 Keywords : hp-finite element method * microwave heating * edge elements Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering Impact factor: 0.844, year: 2010

  20. Ada (Trade Name) Compiler Validation Summary Report: Alsys Inc., AlsyCOMP 003, V3.1, HP Vectra.

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    1988-06-04

    Capability, ACVC, Validation Testing , Ada Validation Office, AVO, Ada Validation Facility, AVF, ANSI/MIL-STD- 1815A, Ada Joint Program Office, AJPO 20...CLASSIFICATION OF THIS PAGE (When Data Enrered) AVF Control Number: AVF-VSR-90502/26 Afla , COMPILER VALIDACION SUMMARY REPORT Alsys Inc AlsyCOMP .003, N73...HP Veutta Completion of On--Site Testing 4 June 1987 Prepared By The National Computing Centre Limited Oxford Road Manchester M1 7ED UK Prepared For

  1. Calculation of Ambient (H*(10)) and Personal (Hp(10)) Dose Equivalent from a 252Cf Neutron Source

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    Traub, Richard J.

    2010-03-26

    The purpose of this calculation is to calculate the neutron dose factors for the Sr-Cf-3000 neutron source that is located in the 318 low scatter room (LSR). The dose factors were based on the dose conversion factors published in ICRP-21 Appendix 6, and the Ambient dose equivalent (H*(10)) and Personal dose equivalent (Hp(10)) dose factors published in ICRP Publication 74.

  2. Dynamic variation of histone H3 trimethyl Lys4 (H3K4me3) and heterochromatin protein 1 (HP1) with employment length in nickel smelting workers.

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    Zhao, Yanhong; Cheng, Ning; Dai, Min; Pu, Hongquan; Zheng, Tongzhang; Li, Haiyan; He, Jie; Bai, Yana

    2017-07-01

    To investigate the dynamic variation in H3K4me3 and HP1 with employment length in nickel smelting workers. Blood samples were collected from 140 nickel smelting workers and 140 age-matched office workers to test for H3K4me3, and HP1 levels. H3K4me3 was statistically significantly different (p exposure to nickel can induce oxidative damage, and increase H3K4me3 expression and inhibit HP1 expression.

  3. Uso da Valeriana officinalis em dietas de codornas japonesas na fase de postura

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    Rodrigo Antonio Gravena

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2009v22n4p185 Este estudo teve como objetivo avaliar o efeito da Valeriana officinalis sobre o estresse de codornas japonesas na fase postura, analisando-se parâmetros de desempenho, comportamental e fisiolόgico. Foram utilizadas 192 aves dos 43 aos 140 dias de idade, distribuídas em blocos casualizados e submetidas a quatro níveis de valeriana (controle, 250, 500 e 750mg/Ng de ração com oito repetições e seis aves por parcela. Foram avaliados parâmetros de desempenho (conversão alimentar por dúzia de ovos, conversão alimentar por massa de ovos, consumo de ração, peso dos ovos, porcentagem de postura e viabilidade, comportamentais (tempo em imobilidade tônica, observação focal e ferimentos corporais e fisiolόgicos (níveis plasmáticos de corticosterona e relação heterόfilo:linfόcito. Os resultados obtidos na fase de postura demonstraram que a valeriana adicionada na dieta não foi capaz de reduzir o estresse das aves e não afetou o desempenho produtivo.

  4. I wish no living thing to suffer pain . Percy Bysshe Shelley e la dieta vegetariana

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    Franco Lonati

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Percy Bysshe Shelley è stata forse la prima celebrità vegetariana dell’età moderna e certamente uno dei primi autori che ha affrontato, con la forza della sua erudizione e la passione della sua retorica, il tema della dieta naturale, non solo illustrandone i presunti benefici fisici, ma anche fornendo una giustificazione filosofica, e rivendicando l’importanza etica, di una scelta radicale. Shelley è diven¬tato, non a caso, una sorta di nume tutelare e di ideologo di riferimento dei movimenti vegetariani e vegani che negli ultimi anni hanno conquistato sempre più adepti, e citazioni tratte dalle sue opere compaiono immancabilmente sui più popolari siti specializzati. L’articolo considera le radici e lo sviluppo del vegetarianesimo di Shelley attraverso l’analisi di Queen Mab e delle note all’opera poi pubblicate col titolo A Vindication ofNaturalDiet (1813, per riflettere sull’attualità delle teorie di un poeta/filosofo sorprendentemente in anticipo sui tempi.

  5. Anticorpos policlonais em dietas com alta inclusão de concentrado para bovinos confinados

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    Danilo Domingues Millen

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Dentre as alternativas para substituir o uso de ionóforos classificados como antibiótico por alguns comitês, a utilização de anticorpos policlonais classificados como promotores de crescimento naturais tem se mostrado alternativa interessante e economicamente eficiente. Recentes estudos demonstraram pontos positivos na utilização desse aditivo em dietas com alta inclusão de ingredientes concentrados para bovinos confinados, traduzido por melhora de desempenho e saúde ruminal, em alguns casos, semelhantes à monensina sódica. No entanto, alguns pontos dessa nova tecnologia ainda devem ser elucidados, entre eles, a possível perda de atividade da forma sólida de apresentação do preparado e a diminuição do rendimento de carcaça encontrado em alguns estudos. Contudo, a presente revisão destaca a possibilidade de substituição da monensina sódica por anticorpos policlonais sem resultar em diminuição de desempenho e de rentabilidade para a bovinocultura de corte brasileira.

  6. Nota sobre la dieta de la Lechucita Bigotona, Xenoglaux loweryi en Yambrasbamba, Amazonas

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    Alejandro Alarcón

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se dan a conocer los resultados del análisis de heces de la Lechucita Bigotona (Xenoglaux loweryi, especie endémica de Perú y en peligro de extinción según IUCN, que habita los bosques montanos húmedos de la cordillera Oriental de los Andes. Entre enero y setiembre de 2014, durante evaluaciones sobre la ecología de este búho en el área de bosque montano conocido como “La Jalca”, en la comunidad de Yambrasbamba, Amazonas; se colectaron cuatro muestras de heces de diferentes individuos, en los meses de mayo, julio, agosto y setiembre correspondientemente. Estos fueron analizados, encontrándose fragmentos característicos del orden Coleoptera, Hymenoptera, Ortoptera y Lepidoptera. Confirmándose que parte de su dieta son pequeños insectos; al igual que otros pequeños estrígidos.

  7. Push-out bond strength of MTA HP, a new high-plasticity calcium silicate-based cement.

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    Silva, Emmanuel Jnl; Carvalho, Nancy Kudsi; Zanon, Mayara; Senna, Plínio Mendes; DE-Deus, Gustavo; Zuolo, Mário Luis; Zaia, Alexandre Augusto

    2016-06-14

    This study was designed to investigate the resistance to dislodgment provided by MTA HP, a new high-plasticity calcium silicate-based cement. Biodentine and White MTA Angelus were used as reference materials for comparison. Three discs 1 ± 0.1 mm thick were obtained from the middle third of the roots of 5 maxillary canines. Three 0.8-mm-wide holes were drilled on the axial surface of each root disc. Standardized irrigation was performed. Then the holes were dried with paper points and filled with one of the three tested cements. The filled dental slices were immersed in a phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) solution (pH 7.2) for 7 days before the push-out assessment. The Kruskal-Wallis test was applied to assess the effect of each endodontic cement on the push-out bond strength. Mann-Whitney with Bonferroni correction was used to isolate the differences. The alpha-type error was set at 0.05. All specimens had measurable push-out values and no premature failure occurred. There were significant differences among the materials (p <0.05). The Biodentine specimens had the highest push-out bond strength values (p < 0.05). MTA HP had significantly higher bond strength than White MTA (p < 0.05). MTA HP showed better push-out bond strength than its predecessor, White MTA; however, Biodentine had higher dislodgment resistance than both MTA formulations.

  8. A comparative study of stool antigen Immunocard STAT HpSA test with biopsy in diagnosis of H Pylori Infection

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    Munish Rastogi

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The present study was conducted on 78 cases in the Department of Medicine at G.S.V.M Medical College, Kanpur who reported with various gastrointestinal symptoms such as dyspepsia, heartburns, nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. They all were advised for biopsy by the physician. Patients treated with antibiotics, bismuth or proton pump inhibitors within 4 weeks preceding the study were excluded. Invasive tests using mucosal biopsies including histology and rapid urease test (RUT were used to establish the gold standard in order to evaluate the accuracy of Immunocard STAT HpSA. Sensitivity, Specificity, Positive Predictive Value and Negative Predictive Value of Immunocard STAT HpSA as compared to gold standard were 95.5%, 81.8%, 96.9% and 75.0% respectively. It is thus concluded that the Immunocard STAT HpSA test has a diagnostic value comparable to the gold standard in detecting H Pylori. The sensitivity and specificity of the test is fair enough to be used as a test for screening purpose and also for diagnosis and treatment of H.Pylori infection in clinical practice

  9. Quantitative kinetics of In-111 autologous (In-AP) and homologous (Cr-HP) platelets in immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)

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    Lotter, M.G.; Heyns, A.D.P.; Badenhorst, P.N.; Minnaar, P.C.

    1984-01-01

    Contrary to the accepted view, the authors have found that platelet turnover is not always increased in ITP if the mean platelet survival time (PS) is measured with In-AP. The authors investigated the possible cause of the discrepancy by comparing kinetics of In-AP with those of Cr-HP in 10 patients with ITP. PS was estimated with the multiple hit model. The equilibrium and final in vivo distribution of In-AP was quantitated with the geometrical mean method. The patients could be divided into either those with splenic or diffuse RES platelet destruction. The authors conclude that in ITP platelet survival of In-AP is significantly (P < .05) longer than that of Cr-HP. Platelet turnover measured with In-AP is only normal in patients with mainly splenic platelet sequestration. Results with Cr-HP give a false impression of PS. It seems that in ITP those patients with severe disease also have a platelet production defect

  10. Low dose HP-hMG in an antagonist protocol for IVF in ovulatory and anovulatory patients with high AMH.

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    Sopa, Negjyp; Larsen, Elisabeth Clare; Nyboe Andersen, Anders

    2018-01-18

    Women with high-AMH levels have an increased risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). Studies have suggested that highly purified menotropin (HP-hMG) Menopur® reduces the risk. We, therefore, studied use of low-dose (112.5 IU/day) HP-hMG in ovulatory and anovulatory patients with high AMH (>32 pmol/L). The primary endpoint was the distribution of patients with appropriate, excessive, and inadequate response (5-14, ≥15, and ≤4 oocytes). Another endpoint was frequency of OHSS. Totally 115 women were included and 78 (67.8%) had an appropriate, 8 (7.0%) an excessive, and 29 (25.2%) an inadequate response. The number of oocytes was independent on AMH levels and ovulatory status but declined significantly with increasing bodyweight (R 2  = 0.07, p HP-hMG in patients with high levels of AMH provides 5-14 oocytes in more than two-thirds of the patients and is safe with low risk of OHSS. The number of aspirated oocytes was independent of AMH levels and ovulatory status, but inversely related to body weight.

  11. Isolation and characterization of a high H2-producing strain Klebsiella oxytoca HP1 from a hot spring.

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    Minnan, L; Jinli, H; Xiaobin, W; Huijuan, X; Jinzao, C; Chuannan, L; Fengzhang, Z; Liangshu, X

    2005-01-01

    A hydrogen-producing bacterial strain was newly isolated from a hot spring and identified as Klebsiella oxytoca HP1 by 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis and detection by BioMerieux Vitek. Important parameters, including substrates, starting pH of culture, temperature and oxygen concentration for batch ferment hydrogen production, were investigated. Among different sugars, glucose and sucrose were the preferred substrates for hydrogen production. The optimal starting pH of culture was about 7.0. The activity was drastically reduced in a prolonged fermentation due to the accumulation of organic acids. Increasing temperatures (from 25 to 35 degrees C) improved the hydrogen production activity. K. oxytoca HP1 produced hydrogen under different concentrations (1-10%) of oxygen in the gas phase, indicating that it is highly resistant to oxygen inhibition. Under batch ferment conditions, the maximal hydrogen production activity, rate and yield were obtained as 9.6 mmol/g dw h, 87.5 ml/l h and 1.0 mol/mol glucose (conversion 16.7%), respectively. In continuous hydrogen production, the maximum activity, rate and yield were 15.2 mmol/g dw h, 350.0 ml/l h and 3.6 mol/mol sucrose (conversion 32.5%), respectively. These results indicate that K. oxytoca HP1 is an ideal hydrogen producer.

  12. Desenvolvimento pós-embrionário de Pattonella intermutans (Thomson (Diptera: Sarcophagidae em diferentes dietas Post-embryonary development of Pattonella intermutans (Thomson, 1869 in different diets

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    Marcio S. Loureiro

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available A proposta deste estudo foi de avaliar o desenvolvimento pós-embrionário de Pattonella intermutans (Thomson, 1869 em dietas artificiais preparadas com agar-agar. Dieta D1: leite em pó integral + fermento biológico; Dieta D2: leite em pó integral + fermento biológico + caseína; Dieta D3: leite em pó integral + ovo cru; Dieta D4: carne bovina moída (dieta controle. A carne bovina moída foi a dieta mais eficiente (peso larval de 195,63 mg e viabilidade de neolarva a adulto de 86,5%, quando comparada com as dietas artificiais. Os seguintes resultados foram obtidos para o grupo experimental: Dieta D3: 180,15 mg e 63,5%; Dieta D2: 141,07 mg e 61% e na Dieta D1: 147,98 mg e 51,5%.The purpose of this study was to evaluate the post-embryonary development of Pattonella intermutans (Thomson, 1969 in artificial diets composed of agar-agar. Diet D1: whole dried milk + dried brewer's yeast; Diet D2: whole dried milk + dried brewer's yeast+ casein; Diet D3: whole dried milk + whole egg; Diet D4: bovine meal (control diet. The bovine meat was the best diet (larval weight 195.63mg and viability from larvae to adult 86,5%, when compared to all other artificial diets. The following performances were obtained for experimental groups: diet D3: 180.15 mg and 63.5%; diet D2: 141.07 mg and 61% and diet D1: 147.98 mg e 51.5%.

  13. Consumo e digestibilidade aparente em bezerros da raça holandesa alimentados com dietas contendo diferentes níveis de volumoso

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    Ricardo Dias Signoretti

    1999-02-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito de diferentes níveis de volumoso nas dietas sobre os consumos e as digestibilidades aparentes de matéria seca (MS, matéria orgânica (MO, proteína bruta (PB, extrato etéreo (EE, fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, carboidratos totais (CHOT e energia bruta (EB e sobre os consumos de nutrientes digestíveis totais (NDT. Trinta e cinco bezerros da raça Holandesa puros por cruzamento, não-castrados, com idade média de 60 dias e peso vivo inicial de 78 kg, foram distribuídos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com nove repetições por dieta, exceto para a dieta com 10% de volumoso, com oito repetições. Os animais foram alimentados à vontade com dietas contendo níveis de 10, 25, 40 e 55% de volumoso, na base da MS, usando-se feno de capim coast-cross (Cynodon dactylon, fubá de milho e farelo de soja, os quais constituíram dietas com aproximadamente 16% de PB. O óxido crômico foi usado para obtenção das estimativas dos fluxos de MS fecal. Os carboidratos totais foram obtidos por 100 - (%PB + %EE + %Cinzas. O consumo de NDT foi obtido por (cPB - PBf + 2,25 (cEE - EEf + (cCHOT - CHOTf, em que c significa consumo e f, excreção fecal. Não houve efeito dos níveis de volumoso nas dietas sobre os consumos de MS e MO (kg/dia, % PV e g/kg0,75 e de PB e CHOT (kg/dia e % PV. O consumo de FDN (kg/dia, %PV e g/kg0,75 aumentou, enquanto o consumo de EE e NDT (em kg/dia e %PV reduziu linearmente em função dos níveis de volumoso na dieta. Houve efeito linear decrescente sobre as digestibilidades aparentes de MS, MO, PB, EE, CHOT e EB, em função do aumento dos níveis de volumoso nas dietas, enquanto a digestibilidade aparente da FDN não foi influenciada. Os consumos de EE, FDN e NDT e as digestibilidades aparentes de MS, MO, EE, PB, CHOT e EB foram influenciados pelos níveis de volumoso nas dietas.

  14. Efeito da utilização da levedura desidratada de álcool em dietas para tilápia-do-nilo

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    Baccarin Ana Eliza

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar o efeito da levedura desidratada de álcool (Saccharomyces cerevisae como substituto do suplemento vitamínico, em dietas de tilápia-do-nilo (Oreochromis niloticus. Trezentos alevinos machos, sexualmente revertidos, com peso médio de 1,5 g, foram distribuídos igualmente em 20 aquários de fibra de vidro, equipados com filtro biológico. Cinco dietas isoprotéicas com 32% de proteína bruta na primeira fase (40 dias e com 28% de proteína bruta na segunda fase (74 dias foram fornecidas ad libitum, duas vezes ao dia. A dieta-controle não conti-nha levedura, e as demais apresentavam 10% de levedura. O delineamento foi inteiramente casualizado, com cinco tratamentos e quatro repetições. Não houve influência significativa dos tratamentos sobre o ganho de peso e taxa de crescimento específico. Foi observada, nos peixes alimentados com dietas sem suplemento vitamínico, alta mortalidade. Os peixes que receberam levedura apresentaram menor conteúdo corporal de proteína, e maior, de lipídeos. A levedura desidratada de álcool pode ser usada como fonte de vitaminas hidrossolúveis em dietas para alevinos de tilápia-do-nilo.

  15. Valoración de una dieta hipercalórica en el desarrollo de osteoporosis en ratas Sprague-Dawley gonadectomizadas

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    Mónica A. Gutiérrez

    1995-09-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo se inició con 34 ratas Sprague-Dawley de siete semanas de edad, de las cuales 26 se sometieron a gonadectomía bilateral para inducirles la menopausia. El grupo control quedó constituido por las restantes 8 ratas no gonadectomizadas. Para evaluar la influencia de la dieta hipercalórica en el desarrollo de osteoporosis, a 13 ratas gonadectomizadas se les suministró una dieta rica en grasa (grupo A, mientras que las otras 13 ratas (grupo B y el grupo control recibieron una dieta regular. Cinco meses después de la ovariectomía, la dieta hipercalórica causó la disminución del contenido de calcio en vértebras lumbares (L3, L4 y L5, mostrándose el efecto de la dieta en cuanto a que, bajo la ingesta de los demás nutrientes, se modificó su utilización, causando una desnutrición generalizada y cooperando así con el proceso de génesis de la osteoporosis. La ovariectomía indujo cambios hormonales que favorecieron el proceso de desmineralización condicionante de osteoporosis, validándose así el modelo experimental.

  16. Desempenho e características de carcaça de três genótipos comerciais de frangos de corte alimentados com diferentes dietas

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    M.T.P. Silva

    Full Text Available RESUMO Este estudo teve como objetivo avaliar o desempenho e as características de carcaça de frangos de corte de três genótipos comerciais do nascimento aos 35 dias de idade. Utilizou-se um total de 2.970 pintos de três genótipos de aves comerciais (Cobb 500, Hubbard Flex e Ross 308. Os programas nutricionais foram dieta basal, dieta com 10% mais e 10% menos de aminoácidos do que a dieta basal. As aves foram distribuídas em delineamento inteiramente ao acaso, em esquema fatorial 3x3x2 (genótipo x dieta x sexo, com cinco repetições e 33 aves por unidade experimental. Conversão alimentar, ganho de peso diário, ingestão da dieta e peso corporal aos 35 dias de idade foram registrados. Duas aves de cada unidade experimental foram amostradas e abatidas aos 35 dias de idade para avaliar as seguintes características de carcaça: peso corporal no momento do abate, peso da carcaça e rendimento, e peso e rendimento dos cortes (peito, pernas e asas. Houve uma interação significativa entre o genótipo e sexo para GPD e PC35. Os machos apresentaram melhores desempenhos e características de carcaças do que as fêmeas.

  17. Qualidade da dieta de jovens aos 18 anos de idade, pertencentes à coorte de nascimentos de 1993 da cidade de Pelotas (RS, Brasil

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    Cristina Bossle de Castilhos

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é descrever a qualidade da dieta de adolescentes segundo fatores sociodemográficos e comportamentais. Estudo transversal com 3.959 adolescentes de dezoito anos de idade, pertencentes à coorte de nascimentos de 1993, de Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. O consumo alimentar foi avaliado através de um Questionário de Frequência Alimentar semiquantitativo, com período recordatório de 12 meses. A qualidade da dieta foi avaliada através do Índice de Qualidade da Dieta Revisado (IQD-R. Este índice varia de 0 a 100 pontos e quanto maior a pontuação, melhor a qualidade da dieta. A média geral do escore do IQD-R foi de 62,4 pontos (DP 12. Adolescentes com cor da pele não branca (63,1, provenientes de familias cujos chefes tinham menor escolaridade (63,6 e pertencentes ao menor quintil do índice de bens (64,7 apresentaram maiores médias no escore do IQD-R. Menores médias foram encontradas entre adolescentes que fumavam (58,5 e que consumiam bebida alcoólica (56,0. Este estudo mostrou que a qualidade da dieta dos adolescentes avaliados merece atenção, especialmente no que se refere à ingestão de vegetais, leites e derivados.

  18. Role of Hp system in adaptation of specific immunity indices to the influence of moderate physical activity

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    V. L. Sokolenko

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to determine the role of haptoglobin phenotype in realization of adaptive responses of cellular and humoral immunity indices to moderate exercise caused by physical training. The study was implemented in the group of second-year students aged 18–20 who lived in the same climatic and geographical conditions for a long period of time. The students didn’t have any acute or chronic diseases and attended the main group of physical training. 60 persons were investigated. Immune system indices analysis was carried out in September before and after physical training lessons. Leukocyte level was calculated using hemocytometer, lymphocyte level was determined on the base of blood smear (dyeing for Romanowsky–Giemsa. Expression of surface antigene by peripheral blood lymphocyte was determined by immuno-fluorescence method with the use of monoclonal antibodies. The level of immunoglobulin in plasma was determined by radial immunodiffusion or Mancini method. To assess the phenotype of haptoglobin (Hp we used the method of electrophoresis in starch gels. In the course of research we have detected the reduction of the relative and total number of lymphocytes regardless of haptoglobin phenotype in the group of students after physical training; this is a typical feature of the initial stages of stress response. We observed statistically reliable decrease in total number of analyzed subpopulations of T-lymphocyte in the group of students with phenotype Hp2-2 which was obviously the result of changes in the general level of lymphocytes in the peripheral blood. In the group of students with phenotype Hp1-1 absolute number of T-lymphocyte with phenotype CD3+ and CD4+ is reduced. In the group of students with phenotype Hp2-1 we have seen only the tendency to decrease in functional mature T-lymphocyte and their helper subpopulation. In the group of students with phenotype Hp2-2 the relative number of helper T-lymphocyte with the

  19. Switching the JLab Accelerator Operations Environment from an HP-UX Unix-based to a PC/Linux-based environment

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    Mcguckin, Theodore

    2008-01-01

    The Jefferson Lab Accelerator Controls Environment (ACE) was predominantly based on the HP-UX Unix platform from 1987 through the summer of 2004. During this period the Accelerator Machine Control Center (MCC) underwent a major renovation which included introducing Redhat Enterprise Linux machines, first as specialized process servers and then gradually as general login servers. As computer programs and scripts required to run the accelerator were modified, and inherent problems with the HP-UX platform compounded, more development tools became available for use with Linux and the MCC began to be converted over. In May 2008 the last HP-UX Unix login machine was removed from the MCC, leaving only a few Unix-based remote-login servers still available. This presentation will explore the process of converting an operational Control Room environment from the HP-UX to Linux platform as well as the many hurdles that had to be overcome throughout the transition period

  20. THE EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT K2HP04 AND NaCl LEVELS ON THE WATER-HOLDING CAPACITY AND COOKING LOSS OF GOAT MEAT

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    Mustafa Karakaya

    1996-01-01

    Full Text Available This research was conducted on the laboratory conditions. Different levels of K2HP04 (0.00%, 0.25%, 0.30% and NaCl (2.5%, 3.0% were applied on the goat meat and the pH, water holding capacity and cooking loss were observed. According to the results the effects of 0.25% K2HP04 addition was found statistically insignificant (p

  1. Comparative analysis of the folding dynamics and kinetics of an engineered knotted protein and its variants derived from HP0242 of Helicobacter pylori

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    Wang, Liang-Wei; Liu, Yu-Nan; Lyu, Ping-Chiang; Jackson, Sophie E.; Hsu, Shang-Te Danny

    2015-09-01

    Understanding the mechanism by which a polypeptide chain thread itself spontaneously to attain a knotted conformation has been a major challenge in the field of protein folding. HP0242 is a homodimeric protein from Helicobacter pylori with intertwined helices to form a unique pseudo-knotted folding topology. A tandem HP0242 repeat has been constructed to become the first engineered trefoil-knotted protein. Its small size renders it a model system for computational analyses to examine its folding and knotting pathways. Here we report a multi-parametric study on the folding stability and kinetics of a library of HP0242 variants, including the trefoil-knotted tandem HP0242 repeat, using far-UV circular dichroism and fluorescence spectroscopy. Equilibrium chemical denaturation of HP0242 variants shows the presence of highly populated dimeric and structurally heterogeneous folding intermediates. Such equilibrium folding intermediates retain significant amount of helical structures except those at the N- and C-terminal regions in the native structure. Stopped-flow fluorescence measurements of HP0242 variants show that spontaneous refolding into knotted structures can be achieved within seconds, which is several orders of magnitude faster than previously observed for other knotted proteins. Nevertheless, the complex chevron plots indicate that HP0242 variants are prone to misfold into kinetic traps, leading to severely rolled-over refolding arms. The experimental observations are in general agreement with the previously reported molecular dynamics simulations. Based on our results, kinetic folding pathways are proposed to qualitatively describe the complex folding processes of HP0242 variants.

  2. Development and validation of sensitive LC-MS/MS assays for quantification of HP-β-CD in human plasma and CSF.

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    Jiang, Hui; Sidhu, Rohini; Fujiwara, Hideji; De Meulder, Marc; de Vries, Ronald; Gong, Yong; Kao, Mark; Porter, Forbes D; Yanjanin, Nicole M; Carillo-Carasco, Nuria; Xu, Xin; Ottinger, Elizabeth; Woolery, Myra; Ory, Daniel S; Jiang, Xuntian

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    2-Hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HP-β-CD), a widely used excipient for drug formulation, has emerged as an investigational new drug for the treatment of Niemann-Pick type C1 (NPC1) disease, a neurodegenerative cholesterol storage disorder. Development of a sensitive quantitative LC-MS/MS assay to monitor the pharmacokinetics (PKs) of HP-β-CD required for clinical trials has been challenging owing to the dispersity of the HP-β-CD. To support a phase 1 clinical trial for ICV delivery of HP-β-CD in NPC1 patients, novel methods for quantification of HP-β-CD in human plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) using LC-MS/MS were developed and validated: a 2D-LC-in-source fragmentation-MS/MS (2D-LC-IF-MS/MS) assay and a reversed phase ultra performance LC-MS/MS (RP-UPLC-MS/MS) assay. In both assays, protein precipitation and "dilute and shoot" procedures were used to process plasma and CSF, respectively. The assays were fully validated and in close agreement, and allowed determination of PK parameters for HP-β-CD. The LC-MS/MS methods are ∼100-fold more sensitive than the current HPLC assay, and were successfully employed to analyze HP-β-CD in human plasma and CSF samples to support the phase 1 clinical trial of HP-β-CD in NPC1 patients. Copyright © 2014 by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc.

  3. Animation company "Fast Forwards" production with HP Utility Data Center; film built using Adaptive Enterprise framework enabled by shared, virtual resource

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    2003-01-01

    Hewlett Packard have produced a commercial-quality animated film using an experimental rendering service from HP Labs and running on an HP Utility Data Center (UDC). The project demonstrates how computing resources can be managed virtually and illustrates the value of utility computing, in which an end-user taps into a large pool of virtual resources, but pays only for what is used (1 page).

  4. Digestibilidade de dietas e balanços metabólicos de suínos alimentados com dietas contendo aflatoxinas Diets digestibility and metabolic balances of pigs fed diets containing aflatoxins

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    Luciano Hauschild

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Um experimento foi realizado para avaliar a digestibilidade de dietas e balanços metabólicos de suínos alimentados com dietas contendo 800ug kg-1 de aflatoxinas. Foram utilizados oito suínos, meio-irmãos, com peso médio inicial de 13kg, alojados em gaiolas metabólicas, em ambiente semi-climatizado. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente casualizado, com dois tratamentos (dieta controle e controle + 800ug kg-1 de aflatoxinas e quatro repetições, sendo o animal a unidade experimental. Os coeficientes de digestibilidade da matéria seca, proteína e energia bruta não foram influenciados (P>0,05 pela adição de 800ug kg-1 de aflatoxinas na dieta. A metabolização da energia bruta foi 6% superior (P0,05 pela adição de aflatoxinas. A excreção urinária de energia aumentou (PAn experiment was conducted in order to investigate the digestibility of diets and metabolic balances of piglets fed diets containing 800ug kg-1 of aflatoxins. This study used eight with littermate barrows whith an average initial weight of 13kg, housed in metabolic cages in a semi-acclimatized environment. A completely randomized experimental design was used, with two treatments (control diet and control + 800ug kg-1 of aflatoxins and four replications, with the animal as the experimental unit. The digestibility coefficients of dry matter, protein and gross energy were not affected (P>0.05 by the addition of 800ug kg-1 of aflatoxins in the diet. The gross energy metabolization was 6% (P0.05 by the addition of aflatoxins in the diet. Energy losses in urine increased (P<0.05 52% in the pigs fed diets containing aflatoxins. The presence of an aflatoxin level of 800ug kg-1 in the diet did not affect the digestibility, but it altered the protein and energy metabolism of weaned piglets.

  5. Efecto del consumo de una dieta rica en aceite de oliva virgen extra, comparado con una dieta rica en aceite de canola sobre el perfil lipídico, hormonal y los niveles de retinol en mujeres postmenopaúsicas

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    Anderson Vásquez, Hazel Ester

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    La menopausia se ha asociado a una elevada incidencia de arteriosclerosis y de enfermedad cardiovascular ya que debido al cambio hormonalfavorece laresistencia insulínica y un perfil lipídico más aterogénico, con aumento de triglicéridos, colesterol LDL pequeño y denso, incremento de ApoB y reducción de c-HDL.Existe abundante evidencia de que la DietaOccidental, que conforma el patrón dietético en Venezuela influye directamente en el perfil de riesgo cardiovascular.Por otra parte, La evidenc...

  6. Fate of Subducting Organic Carbon: Evidence from HP/UHP Metasedimentary Suites

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    Kraft, K.; Bebout, G. E.

    2017-12-01

    Community interest in deep-Earth C cycling has focused attention on extents of C release from subducting oceanic lithosphere and sediment and the fate of this released C. Many have suggested that, based on isotopic and other arguments, 20% of the C subducted into the deeper mantle is in reduced form (organic); however, individual margins show large variation in carbonate to organic C ratios. Despite the size of the potentially deeply subducted organic C reservoir, its fate in subducting sections remains largely unexplored, with most attention paid to release of carbonate C. To characterize the forearc behavior of organic C, metamorphosed to P-T as high as that beneath volcanic fronts, we evaluated records of reduced C (RC) contents and isotope compositions in HP/UHP metasediments: 1) Schistes Lustres/Cignana (SLC) suite (Alps; Cook-Kollars et al., 2014, Chem Geol) with abundant carbonate and resembling sediment entering the East Sunda trench; and (2) Franciscan Complex (FC), W. Baja Terrain (WBT), Catalina Schist (CS) metasediments (Sadofsky and Bebout, 2003, G3), largely sandstone-shale sequences containing very little carbonate. In general, more Al-rich samples (shaley) in the terrigenous metasedimentary suites have higher concentrations of RC, which in low-grade units preserves δ13C of its organic protoliths. Carbonate-poor rocks in the SLC suite, and at ODP Site 765, show correlated major element (Al, Mg, Mn, Ti, P) and RC contents (up to 1.2 wt.%) reflecting sandstone-shale mixture. In the FC, WBT, and CS, the more Al-rich samples contain up to 2 wt. % RC. In high-grade Catalina Schist, RC has elevated δ13C due to C loss in CH4 and high-grade Alps rocks show reduced RC wt. % normalized to Al content. We consider processes that could alter contents and isotopic compositions of RC in sediment, e.g., devolatilization, closed-system exchange with carbonate, redox reactions, isotopic exchange with C in externally-derived fluids. It appears that, on modern Earth

  7. Design of small diameter HT/HP sour service reeled rigid pipelines

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    Carneiro, Daniel; Gouveia, Joao; Tardelli, Luciano [Tecnitas, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)], e-mail: daniel.carneiro@br.bureauveritas.com; Parrilha, Rafael [Bureau Veritas Group, London (United Kingdom); Oazen, Eduardo; Cardoso, Carlos [PETROBRAS S.A., Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

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    The paper presents an overview of the challenges overcome in the engineering design of two 219 mm diameter, 6 km length oil production pipelines, to be installed by reeling at Espirito Santo Basin, offshore Brazilian coast in 1500 m water depth. The high temperature and high pressure (HT/HP) operating conditions and sour content associated with the small diameter required to single well oil production would usually lead to flexible flow line solution in Brazilian fields. The decision of employing small diameter thick-walled rigid C-Mn steel pipelines with thick thermal insulation made necessary extensive engineering work to achieve a safe and robust thermal expansion control arrangement, including the design of walking mitigation and buckle initiation apparatus; a feasible weld acceptance criterion covering both high cycle fatigue due to pipe lay and vortex induced vibration (VIV) at free spans, and high strain low cycle fatigue and fracture growth induced by reeling installation and in-service lateral buckling. Several studies were performed using highly non-linear three-dimensional finite element models considering: pipe-soil interaction with full 3D seabed bathymetry; load history maintained from pipe lay to operational cycles, including temperature transient effects; high plastic strains (including steel properties de-rating due to high temperature) and section ovalization; mechanical contact between pipe and appurtenances during both installation and operational phases. Pipe-soil interaction comprised embedment considering dynamic effects of pipe lay and full non-linear lateral and axial response curves including break-out and residual resistance. Strain concentration factors due to field joints were evaluated using detailed solid models considering non-linear response of both steel and insulation materials. Susceptibility to VIV at free spans was assessed considering post loaded deformed span natural frequencies, including multi-span interaction effects and

  8. Diferentes graus de moagem em dietas para cães Different milling in diets for dogs

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    Karini Portela Hilcko

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available As características físicas da dieta, dentre elas a granulometria, exercem importante papel no aproveitamento da dieta pelos animais. Desse modo, o presente estudo teve como objetivo avaliar os efeitos da granulometria da dieta sobre a digestibilidade e a metabolizabilidade da energia de rações secas extrusadas para cães. Oito cães adultos da raça Beagle foram distribuídos em delineamento quadrado latino duplo (4 x 4, totalizando oito repetições no tempo. Os ingredientes foram moídos em peneiras de 0,8; 1,0; 1,2 e 1,5mm, resultando em rações com diâmetro geométrico médio (DGM de 468, 476, 499 e 588µm, respectivamente. Cada período experimental foi composto por cinco dias para adaptação às dietas e cinco dias de coleta total de fezes. As análises de correlação e regressão linear demonstraram relação negativa entre o DGM e os coeficientes de digestibilidade aparente (CDA da proteína bruta (y=94,82-42,05x, o extrato etéreo em hidrólise ácida (y=86,57-35,02x, os extrativos não nitrogenados (y=102,48-48,42x e a energia metabolizável (y=3597,56-1697,00x. Não foi observado efeito do DGM sobre o consumo de matéria seca e o CDA da matéria seca. Houve piora na qualidade das fezes à medida que o DGM das dietas aumentou. Portanto, a menor granulometria da ração está relacionada ao melhor aproveitamento dos nutrientes e à energia da dieta e à produção de fezes de melhor qualidade pelos cães.The physical characteristics of the diet, including particle size, exert important role in animals diet usage. So, the current study aimed to evaluate the effect of diet granulometry on nutrients digestibility and metabolizability of energy in dogs. Eight adult Beagle dogs were distributed in a double latin square design (4 x 4, totaling eight replicates in time. The ingredients of diets were ground in sieves of: 0.8, 1.0, 1.2 and 1.5mm, and the diets particle size were expressed as geometric mean diameter (GMD: 468, 476, 499

  9. 3-Hydroxypropionic acid production by recombinant Escherichia coli ZJU-3HP01 using glycerol-glucose dual-substrate fermentative strategy.

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    Niu, Kun; Xiong, Tao; Qin, Hai-Bin; Wu, Hao; Liu, Zhi-Qiang; Zheng, Yu-Guo

    2017-07-01

    3-Hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP) is an important platform synthesis block for sets of chemicals, but the relatively low production of 3-HP from biological sources presented major barriers for its industrial applications. In this study, a dual-substrate fermentative strategy by glycerol and glucose was proposed, and the aim was to evaluate the effect of different substrate addition strategies on the fermentation process. The results indicated that the optimal cosubstrate was glucose (20 g/L), and the enzymatic activity of aldehyde dehydrogenase (AldH) could be improved 3.5-fold as compared with no glucose addition. Continuous fed-batch fermentation at a constant speed displayed better 3-HP production of 17.20 g/L and highest specific 3-HP productivity of 1.79 mmol/(g cell·H) than the other fed-batch mode. The addition of glucose could greatly reduce the imbalance of the activity between glycerol dehydratase and AldH and provide a feasible method for improving 3-HP production. These results would be helpful in developing the 3-HP fermentation process. © 2016 International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc.

  10. Uso de edulcorante como palatabilizante na dieta de leitões desmamados

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    Fabio Enrique Lemos Budiño

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se determinar os efeitos da adição de um edulcorante a base de Stevia rebaudiana como palatabilizante em dietas de leitões desmamados sobre o desempenho (ganho diário de peso, consumo diário de ração e conversão alimentar e a incidência de diarreia. Foram utilizados 72 leitões, homogêneos quanto à linhagem (Large White x Landrace, desmamados aos 23 dias de idade, pesando em média 7,60 ± 0,90 kg. Foi utilizado o delineamento em blocos completos casualizados, sendo que a unidade experimental foi constituída por dois animais, submetidos a quatro tratamentos com nove repetições cada. Os animais, em grupos de dois (macho castrado e fêmea foram alojados em baias metálicas suspensas. O desempenho dos leitões foi avaliado no período I (23 a 37 dias de idade, período II (37 a 51 dias de idade, período III (51 a 65 dias de idade e período total (23 a 65 dias de idade. Os tratamentos consistiram de rações contendo níveis crescentes (0,00; 0,125; 0,250 e 0,500% de inclusão de edulcorante. Esses níveis de inclusão foram utilizados nos períodos I e II, enquanto no período III as inclusões de edulcorante foram reduzidas em 50%, ou seja, 0,00, 0,0625, 0,125 e 0,250%, respectivamente. Não ocorreram casos graves de diarreia nos primeiros 15 dias do ensaio nos tratamentos estudados. Não foram observadas diferenças significativas (P>0,05 em nenhuma das variáveis de desempenho estudadas nos períodos I, II e total. Durante o período III, houve efeito quadrático tanto no ganho diário de peso (P=0,0158 quanto na conversão alimentar (P=0,0252. A adição de palatabilizante a base de Stevia na dieta de leitões desmamados influenciou o desempenho destes dos 51 aos 65 dias de idade, sendo que o nível ótimo calculado de inclusão do edulcorante que proporcionou melhores ganho diário de peso e conversão alimentar foi de 0,265 e 0,286%, respectivamente.

  11. Papel protector de la dieta Mediterránea sobre el Índice de Hígado Graso. Estudio PREDIMED-Málaga

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    ANTECEDENTES La dieta Mediterránea está asociada con una disminución en la prevalencia del síndrome metabólico donde el hígado graso es el componente hepático. No obstante, los efectos de esta dieta sobre las enzimas hepáticas y el hígado graso apenas están explorados, es más, los mecanismos subyacentes en relación con el hígado graso y una dieta Mediterránea enriquecida con aceite de oliva o frutos secos no han sido aún estudiados. El Índice de Hígado Graso (FLI, Fatty Liver Index), ha si...

  12. Digestibilidade aparente de dietas com diferentes níveis de farelo de canola para cavalos

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    Oliveira Kátia de

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    Full Text Available Foram utilizados quatro eqüinos, machos, com média de 3,5 anos e peso vivo entre 400-450 kg, distribuídos em um delineamento experimental em quadrado latino 4 x 4 (período x animal. Os níveis de inclusão do farelo de canola nas rações foram de 0,0; 2,5; 4,5 e 7,0%, substituindo, respectivamente, 0; 35; 65 e 100% da proteína bruta (PB do farelo de soja. As rações foram isoprotéicas (13% PB e isocalóricas (4250 kcal/kg. Utilizou-se o método de coleta total de fezes para determinação dos coeficientes de digestibilidade dos nutrientes. Não houve efeito entre os níveis de substituição da proteína bruta do farelo de soja pelo farelo de canola para nenhum dos nutrientes avaliados. Os valores médios obtidos para os coeficientes de digestibilidade aparente da matéria seca, energia bruta, proteína bruta, fibra em detergente neutro e fibra em detergente ácido foram, respectivamente, 64,04; 55,82; 62,89; 51,20 e 42,05%. Os concentrados para eqüinos podem ser formulados com substituição total da proteína bruta do farelo de soja pelo farelo de canola (nível de inclusão de 7%, sem afetar adversamente a digestibilidade dos nutrientes, tornando-se, assim, uma fonte protéica alternativa para as dietas desta espécie.

  13. Glicerina bruta associada à silagem de sorgo em dietas para cordeiros

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    C.A.A. Oliveira Filho

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar os níveis de glicerina bruta (GB, 0, 20, 40, 60 e 80g/kg de matéria seca (MS de silagem de sorgo sobre a cinética da fermentação, 0, 30, 60 e 90g/kg de MS de silagem sobre a cinética de degradação da fibra em detergente neutro (FDN, e os níveis 0, 17, 33, 55 e 70g/kg de MS de silagem sobre o consumo e a digestibilidade da MS, os compostos nutricionais e o balanço de nitrogênio em cordeiros. O volume e a taxa de degradação dos carboidratos não fibrosos (Vcnf e (Kdcnf, respectivamente, apresentaram comportamento quadrático, sendo estimado Vcnf máximo (126,62mL/g de MS e Kdcnf mínima (0,0782/h para inclusão de 54,85g e 58,75g GB/kg de MS, respectivamente. Já o tempo de colonização (L, apresentou um decréscimo linear de 0,013h para cada 10g de GB/kg de MS. Houve redução linear de 0,996% na degradação para fração B. Não houve efeito significativo da inclusão de GB sobre o consumo e a digestibilidade da MS, os compostos nutricionais e o balanço de nitrogênio. A utilização de GB entre 50 e 70g/kg de MS em dietas à base de silagem de sorgo pode ser fonte alternativa de energia para cordeiros.

  14. Farelo de licuri em dietas para alevinos de tambaqui (Colossoma Macropomum, Cuvier, 1818

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    D.F.B. Campeche

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    Full Text Available A busca de alimentos alternativos para a fabricação de ração para peixes tem se tornado constante. No entanto, é essencial que, além de ter ótimo aproveitamento pela espécie, este alimento esteja disponível ao longo do ano. Deste modo, o objetivo do presente trabalho foi avaliar o efeito da substituição do farelo de milho pelo farelo de licuri sobre o desempenho de alevinos de tambaqui. Três tratamentos de níveis de substituição de milho pelo farelo de licuri (33,33%; 66,66% e 100% foram avaliados e comprados com a dieta controle. Os alevinos, com peso inicial médio de 3,18±0,5g, foram distribuídos em caixas de água de 250L, contendo cada uma, inicialmente, 16 animais. Os alevinos foram alimentados três vezes ao dia, a uma taxa de 5% da biomassa total, durante o período de 50 dias. A cada 10 dias eram realizadas biometrias. Ao final do experimento, foram avaliados parâmetros de desempenho zootécnico e foi feita avaliação bromatológica da carcaça. Não houve diferença significativa entre os tratamentos, para os parâmetros: peso final, ganho de peso, conversão alimentar, eficiência alimentar, sobrevivência e crescimento, somente para o consumo de ração, que foi significativamente menor quando houve 100% de substituição. Neste tratamento também houve maior porcentagem de proteína bruta e menor teor de extrato etéreo na carcaça.

  15. HIPONATREMIA INDUCIDA POR PERDIDA URINARIA DE SODIO EN EL ANCIANO BAJO DIETA HIPOSODICA

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    Luis S. Algranati L

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACTHyponatremia is an electrolyte disorder which consist of a relative increase in body free water content respect to sodium one. Free water retention or sodium loss are its possible mechanisms, being the former more frequent than the latter. However, since urinary sodium loss is increased in healthy elderly, sodium depletion can be a frequent etiology of hyponatremia in this people when they have been on a low sodium diet for a long period.In this report a case of hyponatremia that solved with sodium restitution instead of water restriction is presented, and the name of senile sodium leakage hyponatremia is proposed for this entity. It is also analyzed the low reliability that fractional excretion of urea seems to have in the evaluation of this syndrome. RESUMENLa hiponatremia es un desorden electrolítico que consiste en un aumento relativo a nivel corporal del contenido acuoso respecto del salino.La retención de agua libre o la pérdida de sodio son sus mecanismos causales principales, siendo el primero de ellos el más frecuente. Sin embargo, dado que los ancianos normales poseen un aumento en la excreción urinaria de sodio respecto de los jóvenes, pueden desarrollar hiponatremia secundaria a deplección salina cuando han estado en forma prolongada bajo una dieta hiposódica.En este reporte presentamos un caso de hiponatremia que fue resuelto mediante la restitución de sodio y no mediante la restricción hídrica. Analizamos también la baja confiabilidad de la excreción fraccional de urea en la interpretación de la etiología de la hiponatremia en los ancianos.

  16. Complexo mineral e vitamínico em dietas para alevinos de tilápia-do-nilo

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    M. S. S. Sanchez

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar dietas suplementadas com diferentes níveis de complexo mineral e vitamínico, sobre os parâmetros produtivos, endimento de carcaça, índices somáticos e hematológicos de alevinos de tilápia-do-Nilo. Foram utilizados 540 alevinos de tilápia-do-Nilo com peso médio de 0,91 ± 0,07 g, distribuídos ao acaso em 18 tanques-rede de 1 m³. O período experimental teve duração de 116 dias, nos quais os peixes foram alimentados duas vezes ao dia com dietas suplementadas com diferentes níveis de complexo mineral e vitamínico (0; 0,25; 0,50;1,0; 2,0 e 4,0%. Foi observado efeito linear (P0,05 o rendimento da carcaça, índice hepatossomático e sobrevivência dos peixes. Os parâmetros hematológicos avaliados (hemoglobina, hematócrito, hemoglobina corpuscular média e volume corpuscular médio foram superiores (P<0,05 para os peixes alimentados com dieta contendo 4,0% de suplementação, exceto para eritrócitos e concentração de hemoglobina corpuscular média. A suplementação de 1,0% do complexo mineral/vitamínico permite o desenvolvimento satisfatório dos alevinos de tilápia-do-Nilo, embora o nível de 4,0% de suplementação permita aos peixes, expressarem seu máximo potencial produtivo sem afetar o processo de hematopoiese.

  17. Evaluación de cuatro tipos de leche en la dieta larvaria de Cochliomyia hominivorax (coquerel

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    Andrés Álvarez Jiménez

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available La Comisión México Americana para la Erradicación del Gusano Barrenador del Ganado produce actualmente un promedio de 100 millones de moscas estériles a la semana, para ser enviadas a los centros de dispersión de Panamá, Aruba y Jamaica, en los cuales se espera erradicar al Gusano Barrenador del Ganado (GBG. Por esto, y pensando en los países que en un futuro requieran de estas moscas estériles para la erradicación del GBG, la Comisión México Americana se encuentra en una constante búsqueda de mejoras en el proceso de producción. Para lograr este objetivo cuenta con una unidad de investigación en el departamento de desarrollo de métodos, donde se encargan de mantener la cepa de la mosca y de realizar diferentes tipos de pruebas que buscan mejorar la producción masiva de moscas estériles del GBG. La comisión recibió de la compañía Purina cuatro muestras de sustituto de leche en polvo para su uso en la dieta del Gusano Barrenador (Nodricina 200, Nodricina Premium 20/20, Nodricina Plus 20-20 y sustituto de leche para becerros, estas se evaluaron en una prueba completa para determinar la existencia de diferencias significativas en el desempeño de la larva en dietas que incluyan a estos componentes. Se realizaron cinco réplicas, con tres charolas de 16 L por tratamiento para un total de 15 charolas por réplica. Midiendo y evaluando los parámetros de la cepa Jamaica 03 del Gusano Barrenador del Ganado para determinar el comportamiento de estos sustitutos en la dieta larvaria, y evaluar la posible utilización de los mismos.

  18. Crescimento de juvenis de Piaractus brachypomus alimentados com dietas contendo diferentes perfis de aminoácidos essenciais

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    Wálter Vásquez-Torres

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar o efeito de dietas com diferentes perfis de aminoácidos essenciais (AAE sobre a eficiência de utilização de nutrientes e o crescimento de juvenis de pirapitinga (Piaractus brachypomus. Utilizaram-se caseína e gelatina como fontes de proteína, tendo-se formulado nove dietas com concentração de caseína entre 0 e 35%, com incrementos de 4,4% e concomitante diminuição da proporção de gelatina. Determinou-se o perfil de aminoácidos da caseína, da gelatina e de amostras de tecidos do corpo inteiro de juvenis de pirapitinga. Os níveis dietéticos de caseína apresentaram efeito quadrático positivo sobre as variáveis zootécnicas. O escore químico entre o perfil de aminoácidos essenciais das proteínas corpóreas e o perfil das dietas experimentais mostrou que, nas rações com 31,6 e 35% de caseína, o conteúdo de arginina torna-se limitante. O perfil de aminoácidos corporais da pirapitinga foi similar ao padrão de aminoácidos descrito para teleósteos. O perfil de aminoácidos obtido com a mistura de caseína e gelatina à proporção de 8:1 se aproxima do requerido para o crescimento de juvenis de Piaractus brachypomus.

  19. Qualidade seminal, morfologia dos testículos e epidídimos de touros submetidos à dieta contendo gossipol

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    M.D. Santos

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar o efeito da ingestão de gossipol livre sobre a qualidade espermática e a morfologia dos testículos e dos epidídimos de touros da raça Nelore. Doze touros receberam dieta contendo 3,3g de gossipol livre/touro/dia (caroço de algodão (Grupo 1, n=6 e dieta isenta de gossipol (Grupo 2, n=6, respectivamente. Foram realizadas coletas de sêmen no início e no final do experimento, que teve duração de 73 dias. Ao final do estudo, foram retirados os testículos e os epidídimos dos touros para se estudar o efeito do gossipol livre sobre as características histológicas. O consumo médio de 3,3g de gossipol livre/touro/dia (média 7,1mg de gossipol livre/kg/dia reduziu a motilidade e a concentração espermática e aumentou a porcentagem de defeitos espermáticos maiores e totais. Além disso, os animais apresentaram testículos com túbulos seminíferos de menor espessura de parede, menor número de camadas de células espermatogênicas, menor espessura do epitélio epididimário e menor número de espermatozoide no interior dos ductos epidídimários, em relação aos animais com dieta isenta de gossipol (Grupo 2. O consumo de 3,3g de gossipol livre/touro/dia acarretou alterações na morfologia e na morfometria dos testículos e dos epidídimos e reduziu a qualidade espermática dos touros.

  20. Żywienie a płodność. Dieta kobiet w okresie prokreacyjnym

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    Dorota Świątkowska

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Prawidłowe żywienie oraz tryb życia w okresie poprzedzającym ciążę oraz w trakcie jej trwania są niezmiernie ważne dla rozwijającego się płodu, wpływają na prawidłowy przebieg ciąży i stan zdrowia kobiety ciężarnej. Aktualnie wiek kobiet wchodzących w okres prokreacji waha się między 15. a 49. rokiem życia. Tak duża rozpię‑ tość wiekowa wiąże się z odmiennymi problemami charakteryzującymi dany wiek mającymi wpływ na prokreację. Kobiety, które pragną zajść w ciążę, mniej więcej 6 miesięcy przed planowanym poczęciem powinny zmienić tryb życia i zacząć przestrzegać prawidłowej diety. Racjonalna dieta powinna obejmować pięć posiłków dziennie i być zbilansowana pod względem wartości odżywczej. Kaloryczność diety należy ustalić indywidualnie, uwzględnia‑ jąc rodzaj i częstotliwość aktywności fizycznej. Szczególnie ważne jest urozmaicenie diety. Trzeba wziąć pod uwagę alergie i nietolerancje pokarmowe oraz konieczność stosowania produktów z niskim indeksem glikemicznym. Warto wybierać odpowiedni rodzaj tłuszczu. Bezwzględnie należy wyeliminować tłuszcze trans, obecne w przemysłowo produkowanych ciastach, słodyczach, chipsach, żywności typu fast food, zupach w proszku, twardych margarynach. Tłuszcze te można zastąpić produktami bogatymi w jedno- i wielonienasy‑ cone kwasy tłuszczowe. Należy zadbać o produkty białkowe pochodzenia zarówno zwierzęcego, jak i roślinne‑ go – dieta powinna obejmować: chude mięso drobiowe, cielęce, w ograniczonych ilościach chude mięso wie‑ przowe i wołowe, ryby (głównie morskie, jaja oraz produkty strączkowe (fasola, groch, soczewica, ciecierzyca, soja. Produkty bogate w węglowodany złożone powinny stanowić ponad połowę zapotrzebowania energetycznego. Warto wybierać pełnoziarniste pieczywo, kasze, makarony, płatki zbożowe. Zawartość białka, tłuszczu, węglowodanów, witamin i sk

  1. Effect of crustal heterogeneities and effective rock strength on the formation of HP and UHP rocks.

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    Reuber, Georg; Kaus, Boris; Schmalholz, Stefan; White, Richard

    2015-04-01

    The formation of high pressure and ultra-high pressure rocks has been controversially discussed in recent years. Most existing petrological interpretations assume that pressure in the Earth is lithostatic and therefore HP and UHP rocks have to come from great depth, which usually involves going down a subduction channel and being exhumed again. Yet, an alternative explanation points out that pressure in the lithosphere is often non-lithostatic and can be either smaller or larger than lithostatic as a function of location and time. Whether this effect is tectonically significant or not depends on the magnitude of non-lithostatic pressure, and as a result a number of researchers have recently performed numerical simulations to address this. Somewhat disturbingly, they obtained widely differing results with some claiming that overpressures as large as a GPa can occur (Schmalholz et al. 2014), whereas others show that overpressures of exhumed rocks are generally less than 20% and thus insignificant (Li et al. 2010; Burov et al. 2014). In order to understand where these discrepancies come from, we reproduce the simulations of Li et al (2010) of a typical subduction and collision scenario, using an independently developed numerical code (MVEP2). For the same model setup and parameters, we confirm the earlier results of Li et al. (2010) and obtain no more than ~20% overpressure in exhumed rocks of the subduction channel. Yet, a critical assumption in their models is that the subducted crust is laterally homogeneous and that it has a low effective friction angle that is less than 7o. The friction angle of (dry) rocks is experimentally well-constrained to be around 30o, and low effective friction angles require, for example, high-fluid pressures. Whereas high fluid pressures might exist in the sediment-rich upper crust, they are likely to be much lower or absent in the lower crust from which melt has been extracted or in rocks that underwent a previous orogenic cycle. In a

  2. Raman spectroscopy of detrital garnet from the (U)HP terrane of eastern Papua New Guinea

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    Andò, Sergio; Baldwin, Suzanne L.; Fitzgerald, Paul G.; Malusà, Marco G.; Aliatis, Irene; Vezzoli, Giovanni; Garzanti, Eduardo

    2013-04-01

    Garnet is one of the most widespread heavy minerals in sediments derived from orogenic systems. Its chemical composition varies systematically with temperature and pressure conditions, and thus provides information on the metamorphic evolution of source areas that is crucial in tectonic and geodynamic reconstructions. Garnet is easily identified in mineral grain mounts and is relatively stable during burial diagenesis. Raman spectroscopy allows rapid determination of garnet compositions in grain mounts or thin sections of sand and sandstone samples, and can be used to assess their density and chemical composition quite accurately ("MIRAGEM" method of Bersani et al., 2009; Andò et al., 2009). In the D'Entrecastreaux Islands of southeastern Papua New Guinea, the world's youngest (U)HP rocks are exposed. There, mafic rocks and their felsic host gneisses were metamorphosed under eclogite facies conditions from late Miocene to Pliocene, before being exhumed from depths of ~90 km (Baldwin et al., 2004, 2008). The eclogite preserves a peak assemblage of garnet, omphacite, rutile, phengite and Si02 (Hill and Baldwin, 1993). A coesite-eclogite has been found in one small island outcrop. In order to sample garnet populations representative of a larger geographical area, we sampled and studied a heavy-mineral-dominated placer sand (HMC 80) from a beach from SE Goodenough Island. Garnet grains in beach sand are associated with blue-green to subordinately green-brown amphibole and minor epidote, omphacitic clinopyroxene, titanite, apatite and rutile. The subordinate low-density fraction is feldspatho-quartzose with high-rank metamorphic rock fragments and biotite (Q62 F35 Lm2; MI 360). Detrital garnets are mostly classified as almandine with relatively high Mg and Ca and lacking Mn, typical of the eclogite facies (Win et al., 2007; type Ci garnets of Mange and Morton 2007; Andò et al., 2013). In well-described stratigraphic sequences within syn-and post-tectonic basins

  3. Índices dietéticos na avaliação da qualidade global da dieta Dietetic indexes for the assessment of overall diet quality

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    Ana Maria Cervato

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    Full Text Available A alimentação pode atuar tanto na prevenção de certas doenças como no tratamento de outras. A análise do consumo alimentar fornece subsídios para avaliação das necessidades nutricionais e para promoção de programas de educação nutricional. Poucos estudos têm sido realizados com o objetivo de se fazer a avaliação global da dieta. Os índices dietéticos estão sendo estudados como uma alternativa para realizar esta avaliação. Este trabalho tem por objetivo apresentar os seguintes índices dietéticos: Índice de Nutrientes, Escore de Variedade da Dieta, Escore de Diversidade da Dieta, Índice de Qualidade da Dieta, Índice de Alimentação Saudável e Índice de Qualidade da Dieta Revisado. Observou-se que os índices possuem fundamental importância ao refletir a situação de diversos componentes da dieta em uma única variável.Feeding can act in the prevention of some diseases as well as in the treatment of others. The analysis of food consumption provides information to assess nutritional needs and improve nutrition education programs. Few studies have been carried out in order to perform a global dietary assessment. The dietary indexes have been studied as an alternative to perform this assessment. The objective of this paper is to show some dietary indexes: Nutrient Index, Diet Variety Score, Diet Diversity Score, Diet Quality Index, Healthy Eating Index and Diet Quality Index Revised. These indexes have fundamental importance in the summarization of distinct dietary components in a single variable.

  4. Qualidade da dieta de pré-escolares de 2 a 5 anos residentes na área urbana da cidade de Pelotas, RS

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    Katharine Konrad Leal

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    Full Text Available ResumoObjetivo:Avaliar a qualidade da dieta de pré-escolares residentes na área urbana da cidade de Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil.Métodos:A qualidade da dieta foi avaliada de acordo com o Índice de Alimentação Saudável (IAS, adaptado para o Brasil. O consumo alimentar foi medido por meio de Questionário de Frequência Alimentar. O escore do índice foi obtido por uma pontuação distribuída em 13 grupos alimentares, que caracterizam diferentes aspectos de uma dieta saudável, variação de 0 a 100 pontos. Quanto mais próximo de 100, melhor será a qualidade da dieta.Resultados:A qualidade da dieta foi avaliada em 556 pré-escolares. O valor médio do escore do IAS foi de 74,4 pontos. Isso indica que as dietas necessitam ser melhoradas. As médias dos escores foram significativamente maiores entre as meninas e entre crianças provenientes de famílias com renda familiar entre um e menos de três salários mínimos mensais.Conclusões:As crianças apresentaram consumo de verduras e legumes abaixo da recomendação, enquanto os alimentos do grupo dos óleos e gorduras, bem como do grupo dos açúcares, balas, chocolates e salgadinhos, foram consumidos em excesso. É importante reforçar orientações para promover um hábito alimentar mais saudável, que poderá perdurar em etapas posteriores da vida

  5. Valoración de los nuevos alimentos/cereales en los pacientes con dieta sin gluten

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    Martínez Anta, María Mercedes

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    La Enfermedad Celiaca (EC) es una intolerancia permanente al gluten de trigo, cebada, centeno, espelta, kamut, triticale y probablemente avena, que se presenta en individuos genéticamente predispuestos, caracterizada por una reacción inflamatoria de base inmunológica en la mucosa del intestino delgado, que dificulta la absorción de macro y micronutrientes. La dieta sin gluten (DSG) es el único tratamiento conocido hasta el momento para la EC. Aunque su seguimiento parece sencillo, existen fue...

  6. Modificaciones del proteoma plasmático inducidas por el contenido graso y antioxidante de la dieta

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    Santos-González, Mónica

    2010-01-01

    Modificaciones del proteoma plasmático inducidas por el contenido graso Los ácidos grasos y otros componentes de la dieta como los antioxidantes, ejercen un papel muy importante en el desarrollo y progresión de enfermedades asociadas a la edad y constituyen la principal estrategia que en la actualidad disponemos para conseguir lo que denominamos un envejecimiento saludable. El objetivo de este trabajo es la identificación de biomarcadores plasmáticos que nos ayuden a entender el mecanismo ...

  7. Dietas com diferentes perfis lipídicos alteram o transcriptoma e o crescimento da próstata

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    Danilo Lopes Ferrucci

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    Resumo: Fatores ambientais e nutricionais estão associados à etiologia das prostatites, da hiperplasia prostática benigna e do câncer de próstata. Os lipídios em geral e os ácidos graxos em particular são considerados importantes mediadores dietéticos destes efeitos. No presente trabalho exploramos a hipótese de que diferentes perfis lipídicos, mesmo em dietas normolipídicas (7%) influenciam o crescimento e a fisiologia prostática, criando padrões diferenciais de expressão gênica, que resulta...

  8. Asociación entre la dieta durante el embarazo y la salud y el peso del descendiente

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    Pecharromán Gutiérrez, Laura

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    La gestación es el periodo en el que tiene lugar el desarrollo del embrión hasta la formación completa del feto. En la segunda mitad del embarazo las necesidades nutricionales de las madres se ven incrementadas para cubrir las demandas del feto en crecimiento, lo que resulta de especial interés a nivel nutricional. Además, la etapa preconcepcional y las medidas adoptadas para la preparación al embarazo, condicionan las primeras etapas de la formación del feto. La dieta y los hábitos de vida d...

  9. Análogos de Metionina e balanço eletrolítico em dietas de frango

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    Costa, Franciely Benthien da

    2012-01-01

    Resumo: Os experimentos foram realizados com o objetivo de avaliar o efeito de diferentes fontes de metionina combinadas com diferentes estratégias de manipulação do equilíbrio eletrolítico da dieta sobre o desempenho zootécnico, característica de carcaça, morfometria da mucosa intestinal, alometria dos órgãos digestivos, parâmetros gasométricos e hematológicos. Foram alojados 1472 frangos, machos, linhagem Cobb. O delineamento foi inteiramente, sendo cada experimento composto de quatro trat...

  10. Fontes de óleo vegetal na dieta de cordeiros em confinamento Vegetable oil sources in feedlot lambs

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    Sandra Mari Yamamoto

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar a ingestão de matéria seca, o ganho de peso diário, a conversão alimentar, o peso vivo ao abate e o período de confinamento em cordeiros Santa Inês puros e ½Dorset ½Santa Inês, alimentados com dietas isoenergéticas (76,59% de NDT e isoprotéicas (17,48% de PB contendo diferentes fontes de óleo vegetal (óleos de soja, canola e linhaça e uma dieta controle (sem inclusão de óleo vegetal. A relação volumoso:concentrado foi de 30:70 e utilizou-se feno de aveia como volumoso. Realizou-se também um ensaio de digestibilidade, utilizando quatro cordeiros não-castrados, distribuídos em delineamento quadrado latino, avaliando-se ingestão, excreção fecal e digestibilidade total dos nutrientes das rações. A ingestão de matéria seca, expressa em porcentagem do peso vivo, foi menor nos cordeiros que receberam dieta contendo óleo de canola que naqueles que receberam dieta controle. Porém, todas as rações proporcionaram ganhos de peso e conversão alimentar satisfatórios. Os valores de digestibilidade total da matéria seca (76,02% e matéria orgânica (76,82% da dieta controle foram superiores aos da dieta contendo óleo de linhaça (72,11% e 72,97%, respectivamente, embora não tenham diferido das dietas contendo óleos de soja (72,94 e 73,71% e canola (73,45 e 74,25%. A digestibilidade do extrato etéreo foi menor na dieta controle (84,02%, enquanto as demais dietas apresentaram valor médio de 91,98%. Os óleos vegetais reduziram a digestibilidade da matéria seca e da matéria orgânica, não afetando a ingestão e digestão dos demais nutrientes.This experiment was carried out to evaluate the dry matter ingestion, average daily gain, feed:gain ratio, live weight at slaughter and days in trial in pure Santa Inês and ½Dorset ½Santa Inês lambs, submitted to isoenergetic (76.59% TDN and isoprotein (17.48% crude protein diets with different sources of vegetable oil (soybean oil, canola and linseed and a

  11. Avaliação de dietas de diferentes densidades energéticas para codorna japonesa em postura

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    Moura, Guilherme de Souza

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    Dois experimentos foram realizados com codornas japonesas em fase de produção. No primeiro experimento foi avaliado o desempenho e a qualidade de ovos de codornas japonesas quando submetidas à dietas de diferentes densidades energéticas, mantendo constante a relação energia metabolizável (EM):lisina digestível. Neste estudo, foram utilizadas 400 codornas japonesas dos 76 aos 160 dias de idade, distribuídas em um delineamento inteiramente casualizado, contendo 5 tratamentos (2900, 2800, 2700, ...

  12. Desempenho produtivo de cabritos alimentados com diferentes dietas líquidas, associadas com promotor de crescimento

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    Mancio,Antonio Bento; Goes,Rafael Henrique de Tonissi e Buschinelli de; Barros,Emanoel Elzo Leal de; Menin,Eliane; Cecon,Paulo Roberto; Silva,Alonso Thiago Silvestre da

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    O experimento foi conduzido para se avaliar o desempenho de cabritos tratados com leite de cabra integral ou colostro de vaca fermentado com ou sem óleo de soja, e com aplicação ou não do promotor de crescimento Zeranol. Vinte e quatro cabritos da raça Alpina foram dispostos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado em esquema fatorial 3 x 2. Cada animal recebeu, pela manhã, 1 L da dieta líquida e 250 g/animal/dia de concentrado. Foram avaliados o ganho de peso dos animais, os consumos de conc...

  13. Estudo sobre a ocorrência de fungos e aflatoxina B1 na dieta de bovinos leiteiros em São Paulo

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    Motta,Thiago P.; Frizzarin,Adriana; Martins,Thamires; Miranda,Mariana S.; Arcaro,Juliana R.P.; Ambrósio,Luiz A.; Pozzi,Claudia R.

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    A qualidade da dieta ofertada às vacas em lactação é uma preocupação dos agentes de saúde devido à possibilidade da detecção de micotoxinas prejudiciais a saúde humana e animal. Os objetivos do trabalho foram avaliar o perfil da micobiota, determinar a atividade de água (Aa) e a ocorrência natural de aflatoxina B1 (AFB1) em dietas ofertadas a vacas em lactação de fazendas leiteiras no estado de São Paulo, Brasil. ...

  14. Adherencias a la dieta mediterránea en jóvenes sanos de Castilla y León

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    Fernández Díaz, Cristina María

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    Numerosos estudios han demostrado los beneficios de la dieta mediterránea frente a enfermedades cardiovasculares y degenerativas. A pesar de ello, los rápidos cambios sociales y en el estilo de vida, como la mayor disponibilidad alimentaria y el aumento del sedentarismo, están provocando un progresivo abandono del este perfil tradicional de consumo, más pronunciado en la población joven. Objetivo: el objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar el grado de adhesión a la dieta med...

  15. Misturas de extratos vegetais como alternativas ao uso de antibióticos melhoradores do desempenho nas dietas de frangos de corte

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    Pricila Vetrano Rizzo

    2008-01-01

    Dois experimentos foram realizados com o objetivo de avaliar a eficácia da suplementação de diferentes misturas de extratos vegetais nas rações de frangos de corte como melhoradores do desempenho. Para o ensaio de desempenho, foram utilizados 1350 pintos de corte em blocos casualizados, com 6 repetições e 5 dietas experimentais: CN - controle negativo (dieta basal); CP - controle positivo, CN com 10 ppm de avilamicina; ME1 - CN com produto contendo 200 ppm de óleos essenciais de cravo, tomilh...

  16. Viabilidade econômica do uso de fontes lipídicas na dieta de vacas em lactação

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    R.M. Murta

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se, com este estudo, avaliar a viabilidade econômica do uso de diferentes fontes lipídicas na dieta. O trabalho foi implantado em uma área de 42ha, dividida em oito piquetes, formada de Brachiaria brizantha. Utilizaram-se 12 vacas mestiças Holandês x Zebu, distribuídas em três quadrados latinos 4 x 4. Os quatro tratamentos foram constituídos de diferentes fontes lipídicas, como se segue: dieta sem fonte extra de lipídeos; dieta com caroço de algodão; dieta com óleo de soja; e dieta com óleo de soja de fritura. As dietas foram calculadas para suprir as exigências de mantença e produção de 15kg de leite/dia, com 3,5% de gordura. Utilizaram-se, para efeito de estudo da análise econômica, dois indicadores econômicos, valor presente líquido e taxa interna de retorno. O custo total por animal e por litro de leite produzido aumentou com a utilização das fontes lipídicas na dieta. Todos os tratamentos apresentaram valores positivos para lucro por animal, sendo observados valores de R$ 2,82; R$ 2,68; R$ 2,39 e R$ 2,09 para os tratamentos ausente de fonte extra de lipídeos; óleo de soja de fritura; caroço de algodão e óleo de soja, respectivamente. A taxa interna de retorno foi mais vantajosa quando não se utilizou fonte lipídica na dieta, o que demonstra que este tratamento é economicamente mais interessante para um investidor, gerando 0,73% ao mês. O cálculo do valor presente líquido demonstra que este investimento é viável para todos os tratamentos com taxa de 6% de desconto. O tratamento sem fonte extra de lipídeos apresentou menor custo de produção e, consequentemente, melhor relação custo-benefício. Para taxas de retorno do valor presente líquido de 10 e 12%, a produção leiteira torna-se inviável para todos os tratamentos.

  17. Avaliação nutricional da levedura torula (Candida utilis) de vinhaça em dietas para coelhos (Oryctolagus cuniculus) e cutias (Dasyprocta spp.)

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    Fábio Morais Hosken

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    A pesquisa teve como objetivo a avaliação nutricional da levedura torula (Candida utilis) de vinhaça em dietas para coelhos (Oryctolagus cuniculus) e cutias (Dasyprocta spp.). Foram realizados três experimentos, sendo dois com coelhos e um com cutias. No Experimento I avaliou-se o desempenho produtivo, rendimento de carcaça e de parâmetros viscerais de coelhos Nova Zelândia Brancos em crescimento, alimentados com levedura torula, em substituição ao farelo de soja. Foram estudadas quatro dieta...

  18. Índices dietéticos para avaliação da qualidade de dietas Dietetic indices for assessment of diet quality

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    Ana Carolina Pinheiro Volp

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available A relação entre dieta e saúde pode ser avaliada pelo nível de alguns componentes do alimento (nutrientes, tipos de alimento, grupo ou grupos de alimentos e padrões alimentares. A associação entre estes parâmetros e várias doenças crônicas pode ser analisada por meio da adoção de instrumentos dietéticos de avaliação global de dietas e, para tanto, vários índices têm sido propostos. Este trabalho tem como objetivo descrever os diferentes índices para avaliação da qualidade de dietas, incluindo o Índice de Nutrientes, Escore da Variedade da Dieta, Escore da Diversidade da Dieta, Índice de Qualidade da Dieta, Índice de Alimentação Saudável, Índice de Qualidade da Dieta Revisado, Índice de Alimentação Saudável Alternativo, Contagem de Alimentos Recomendados e Escore da Dieta Mediterrânea Alternativo, bem como suas derivações. Esses índices apresentam uma evolução do conceito de qualidade, enfatizando as propriedades funcionais dos fatores dietéticos relacionados à redução do risco das doenças mais prevalentes na atualidade.The relation between diet and health can be evaluated by the level of some food components (nutrients, kinds of food, group or food groups and eating patterns. The association between these parameters and some chronic diseases can be examined by dietary instruments of global diet assessments and some indices have been considered for this end. The aim of this work was to describe the different indices for assessing diet quality, including the Index of Nutrients, Dietary Variety Score, Dietary Diversity Score, Diet Quality Index, Healthy Eating Index, Diet Quality Index Revised, Alternative Healthy Eating Index, Recommended Food Score, Alternative Mediterranean Diet Score, as well as their derivations. These indices show an improvement in the concept of quality, emphasizing the functional properties of food components related to risk reduction of the most prevalent diseases nowadays.

  19. Efecto de dietas con bajo índice glucémico en hiperlipidémicos Effect of Low Glycemic Index diet in hyperlipidemia

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    A. Jiménez-Cruz; H. Seimandi-Mora; M. Bacardi-Gascon

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    Introducción: Se ha descrito que con las dietas de bajo índice glucémico (IG) se mejora el control metabólico de los diabéticos y el perfil metabólico de los hiperlipidémicos. A pesar de que los hábitos alimentarios de los mexicanos incluyen alimentos de bajo IG no se han descrito el efecto de comidas de bajo IG en hiperlipidémicos mexicanos. El objetivo de este estudio es comparar los efectos de dos dietas con diferente IG en pacientes hiperlipidémicos utilizando alimentos de consumo frecuen...

  20. AVALIAÇÃO DA QUALIDADE MICROBIOLÓGICA DE DIETAS ENTERAIS, FÓRMULAS LÁCTEAS E DA ÁGUA DE PREPARO

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    Lúcia Dias da Silva GUERRA; Odívia Oliveira ROSA; Ivete Arakaki FUJII

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    Este estudo tem por objetivo avaliar a qualidade microbiológica das dietas enterais e fórmulas lácteas oferecidas em um hospital público no município de Cuiabá-MT. Foram analisadas 31 amostras, sendo oito dietas enterais, oito fórmulas lácteas infantis e quinze de água filtrada e fervida. Trata-se de um estudo realizado no período de 2007-2008 através de análises de coliformes ambientais (35ºC), coliformes termotolerantes (45°C), estafilococos coagulase positiva, Bacil...

  1. Efecto de los aceites y semillas en dietas para rumiantes sobre el perfil de ácidos grasos de la leche. Revisión

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    Andrés L. Martínez Marín; Manuel Pérez Hernández; Luis M. Pérez Alba; Domingo Carrión Pardo; Gustavo Gómez Castro; Ana I. Garzón Sígler

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    Este trabajo presenta una revisión del efecto de la adición de aceites y semillas ricos en ácidos grasos insaturados, a la dieta de las hembras rumiantes, sobre el contenido de ácidos grasos de la grasa láctea. Cuando se incluyen aceites y semillas en la dieta, los cambios del perfil de ácidos grasos de la leche ocurren en el mismo sentido en vacas, ovejas y cabras. Algunos de los efectos observados son comunes a todos los aceites y semillas con independencia del ácido graso mayoritario que a...

  2. Efeitos de dieta hiperlipídica com gordura saturada e monoinsaturada em parâmetros bioqímicos de ratos Wistar

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    Ana Lúcia Hoefel

    2011-01-01

    Tendo em vista que populações de países industrializados aumentaram significativamente o consumo total de gordura, especialmente a saturada, o objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar os efeitos do consumo de dietas ricas em gordura saturada ou com azeite de oliva virgem sobre peso corporal, consumo calórico e parâmetros bioquímicos em ratos. Quatro grupos de animais foram alimentados durante 16 semanas com 4 diferentes dietas: normocalórica com 9,12% óleo de soja (NOS); hipercalórica óleo de oliv...

  3. Hybrid method to solve HP model on 3D lattice and to probe protein stability upon amino acid mutations.

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    Guo, Yuzhen; Tao, Fengying; Wu, Zikai; Wang, Yong

    2017-09-21

    Predicting protein structure from amino acid sequence is a prominent problem in computational biology. The long range interactions (or non-local interactions) are known as the main source of complexity for protein folding and dynamics and play the dominant role in the compact architecture. Some simple but exact model, such as HP model, captures the pain point for this difficult problem and has important implications to understand the mapping between protein sequence and structure. In this paper, we formulate the biological problem into optimization model to study the hydrophobic-hydrophilic model on 3D square lattice. This is a combinatorial optimization problem and known as NP-hard. Particle swarm optimization is utilized as the heuristic framework to solve the hard problem. To avoid premature in computation, we incorporated the Tabu search strategy. In addition, a pulling strategy was designed to accelerate the convergence of algorithm based on the characteristic of native protein structure. Together a novel hybrid method combining particle swarm optimization, Tabu strategy, and pulling strategy can fold the amino acid sequences on 3D square lattice efficiently. Promising results are reported in several examples by comparing with existing methods. This allows us to use this tool to study the protein stability upon amino acid mutation on 3D lattice. In particular, we evaluate the effect of single amino acid mutation and double amino acids mutation via 3D HP lattice model and some useful insights are derived. We propose a novel hybrid method to combine several heuristic strategies to study HP model on 3D lattice. The results indicate that our hybrid method can predict protein structure more accurately and efficiently. Furthermore, it serves as a useful tools to probe the protein stability on 3D lattice and provides some biological insights.

  4. Measurement of the tensor analyzing powers in the dd→3Hen and dd→3Hp reactions at RIKEN

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    Ladygin, V.P.; Ladygina, N.B; Sakai, H.; Uesaka, T.

    2000-01-01

    A new experiment is proposed to measure the angular distribution of the tensor analyzing powers A yy , A xx , and A xz in the dd→ 3 Hen and dd→ 3 Hp reactions using polarized deuteron beam at RIKEN. These polarization observables are sensitive to the spin-momentum distribution of neutron (proton) in 3 He( 3 H) at short distances in the framework of one-nucleon exchange approximation. These measurements will provide new insight into the 3-nucleon system spin structure at distances unreachable at the moment using electromagnetic probes

  5. Execution of a cooperative test by means of 'in-situ-gamma spectrometry' using HP-germanium detectors

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    Steger, F.; Lovranich, E.; Urbanich, E.; Streit, S.

    1995-06-01

    A cooperative test was carried out in Salzburg, Austria, in order to determine the activity of Cs-137 and other radio nuclides from the Tschernobyl fallout 1986 and from tests of nuclear weapons in the 1960s. 24 groups from 9 countries of Europe took part. The measurements were performed by means of gamma spectrometry using HP-germanium detectors. Most of the groups had excellent results. The groups became acquainted with each other. The personal contact makes it possible to get information quickly in case of accidents of nuclear power stations in the neighbourhood of Austria

  6. HP2 survey. III. The California Molecular Cloud: A sleeping giant revisited

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    Lada, Charles J.; Lewis, John A.; Lombardi, Marco; Alves, João

    2017-10-01

    suggesting that cloud structure plays a major role in setting the global star formation rates in GMCs HP2 (Herschel-Planck-2MASS) survey is a continuation of the series originally entitled "Herschel-Planck dust opacity and column density maps" (Lombardi et al. 2014, Zari et al. 2016).The reduced Herschel and Planck map and the column density and temperature maps are available at the CDS via anonymous ftp to http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (http://130.79.128.5) or via http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/qcat?J/A+A/606/A100

  7. Deep-water gamma-spectrometer based on HP(Ge) detector

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    Sokolov, A.; Danengirsh, S.; Popov, S.; Pchelincev, A; Gostilo, V.; Kravchenko, S.; Shapovalov, V.; Druzhinin, A.

    1995-01-01

    Full text: For radionuclide monitoring of the sea bottom near underwater storage of high active waste of nuclear industries and near places of accidents with nuclear submarines the spectrometers of gamma-radiation, which allow to carry out the measurements on the great depth, are needed. Usually, these problems are solved with devices, which are cast down into the water, using the rope, and transmit the signals on the surface by the cable. However, the depth of immersion is limited by this construction and often the conditions of measurement are complicated. The deep water gamma-spectrometer based on HP(Ge) detector for the measurement on the depth up to 3000 m is developed. The spectrometer is completely autonomic and is put up in the selected place, using the manipulator of a deep-water apparatus. The spectrometer is created in two cylindrical cases with 170 mm diameter and 1100 mm length, bearing the high hydrostatic pressure. The part of the case around the detector is created from titanium and has especial construction with a thin wall for increasing the efficiency of registration in the region of low-energy gamma-radiation. The cooling of the semiconductor detector is provided by a coolant which supports the working temperature of the detector during more than 24 hours. The electronic system of the spectrometer includes high voltage supply f or the detector, preamplifier, analog processor, analog-digital converter and a device for collecting and storing information in flash memory. The power supply of the spectrometer is provided by a battery of accumulators, which can be recharged on the surface. The programming of the processor is carried out before immersion by connecting the spectrometer to personal computer using standard interface RS-232. During 24 hours the spectrometer provides registration of 16 spectrums each in 4096 channels. The reading of the information by the computer is carried out after lifting up the spectrometer on the surface in the same

  8. Experimental investigation of a PCM-HP heat sink on its thermal performance and anti-thermal-shock capacity for high-power LEDs

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    Wu, Yuxuan; Tang, Yong; Li, Zongtao; Ding, Xinrui; Yuan, Wei; Zhao, Xuezhi; Yu, Binhai

    2016-01-01

    Highlights: • A phase-change material (PCM) base heat pipe heat sink (PCM-HP heat sink) is designed. • The PCM-HP heat sink can significantly lower the LED heating rate and temperature. • The PCM-HP heat sink achieves a best anti-thermal-shock capacity in LED cyclic working modes. - Abstract: High-power LEDs demonstrate a number of benefits compared with conventional incandescent lamps and fluorescent lamps, including a longer lifetime, higher brightness and lower power consumption. However, owing to their severe high heat flux, it is difficult to develop effective thermal management of high-power LEDs, especially under cyclic working modes, which cause serious periodic thermal stress and limit further development. Focusing on the above problem, this paper designed a phase-change material (PCM) base heat pipe heat sink (PCM-HP heat sink) that consists of a PCM base, adapter plate, heat pipe and finned radiator. Different parameters, such as three types of interior materials to fill the heat sink, three LED power inputs and eight LED cyclic working modes, were separately studied to investigate the thermal performance and anti-thermal-shock capacity of the PCM-HP heat sink. The results show that the PCM-HP heat sink possesses remarkable thermal performance owing to the reduction of the LED heating rate and peak temperature. More importantly, an excellent anti-thermal-shock capacity of the PCM-HP heat sink is also demonstrated when applied in LED cyclic working modes, and this capacity demonstrates the best range.

  9. EFECTO DE DIETAS EN ADULTOS DE Spodoptera cosmioides (LEPIDOPTERA: NOCTUIDAE SOBRE LA FERTILIDAD, FECUNDIDAD Y LONGEVIDAD DEL ADULTO

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    M. C. CURIS

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    Full Text Available La aparición de cultivares de soja Bt + RR2Y determinó la emergencia de una nueva plaga, Spodoptera cosmioides, una plaga altamente polífaga de amplia distribución. La cría de insectos en cámaras de cría es necesaria para estudios de investigación básica y aplicada. El objetivo del trabajo fue evaluar el efecto de tres dietas ricas en carbohidratos (solución de miel, de jarabe de glucosa y de jarabe de maíz en la alimentación de los adultos y determinar su efecto sobre la fecundidad, fertilidad y supervivencia de S. cosmioides. Se determinó que, si bien no se hallaron diferencias entre los tratamientos, la composición de los  azúcares de las dietas, puede afectar los parámetros reproductivos de esta plaga, ya que las hembras alimentadas con solución de miel natural, más rica en compuestos orgánicos, aumentaron la fecundidad, refl ejado en una mayor puesta y eclosión de huevos y la longevidad de los adultos.

  10. Morus alba o Hibiscus rosa-sinensis como sustituto parcial de soya en dietas integrales para conejos

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    P. E. Lara

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    Full Text Available Los conejos pueden aprovechar los nutrientes contenidos en los forrajes y subproductos agrícolas eficientemente gracias a la fermentación cecal y a la cecotrofía. Los objetivos del presente trabajo fueron: evaluar la tasa de crecimiento y el rendimiento de la canal en conejos alimentados con minibloques de harina de morera (Morus alba o tulipán (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis en sustitución parcial de pasta de soya; y determinar el consumo y digestibilidad de la dieta. Para esto, se utilizaron 18 conejos de 30 días de edad, distribuidos al azar en tres dietas experimentales (n=6, ac (alimento convencional, mbm (minibloque con 30% de morera y, mbt (minibloque con 27% de tulipán, durante nueve semanas. La ganancia diaria y el rendimiento en canal fue mejor (p0.10 en los tres grupos. Es factible sustituir parcialmente la proteína de la soya por harina de hojas de morera o tulipán, aunque presentan una menor respuesta productiva con respecto a la alimentación convencional.

  11. Alimentación y dieta en la Provincia de Caracas durante la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII

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    Torres Sánchez, Jaime

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Using recent quantitative figures of food consumption in 1751-52, the present article examines the patterns of nutritional and energetic values in the food intake of colonial times in Provincia de Caracas. A ‘standard diet’ for 1751 and 1775 was reconstructed. Cluster Analysis and Correspondence Analysis and other evidence suggest that the dual nature hypothesis of colonial food intake must be revised. The diet structure of 1751 and 1775 can be considered nutritionally adequate.

    En este artículo se examina el régimen alimentario colonial en sus patrones de valores nutritivos y energéticos sobre la base de nuevos datos cuantitativos de consumo de alimentos en 1751-52, en la Provincia de Caracas, reconstruyéndose la ‘dieta típica’ de 1751 y 1775.

    La utilización del Análisis de Componentes Principales (ACP y el Análisis de Cluster junto a otras evidencias sugiere que la hipótesis de la naturaleza dual del régimen alimentario colonial debe revisarse. Los resultados de las técnicas de análisis de la historia de la alimentación aplicadas a los datos permiten concluir que las dietas examinadas habrían sido satisfactorias en el régimen de alimentación examinado.

  12. Dieta habitual e fatores de risco para doenças cardiovasculares Habitual diet and cardiovascular disease risk factors

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    Ana Maria Cervato

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Estudo descritivo por amostragem em munícípio do Estado de São Paulo, Brasil, em 1990, com objetivo de analisar, mediante entrevistas domiciliares, a dieta habitual e fatores de risco para doenças cardiovasculares em indivíduos maiores de 20 anos. METODOLOGIA: Foram entrevistados 557 indivíduos, de idade entre 20 e 88 anos, que fazem parte de subamostra de um estudo global na região. A dieta habitual, identificada pelo histórico alimentar foi comparada às recomendações da OMS e os fatores de risco estudados (obesidade, dislipidemias, diabetes melito diagnosticados pelo Índice de Massa Corpórea e dosagens bioquímicas. RESULTADOS E CONCLUSÕES: Observou-se que 60% da população consome dieta com energia total abaixo da estimativa das necessidades e que a contribuição calórica dos carboidratos foi de 56%, dos lipídios de 29% e das proteínas de 15%. Entretanto, na análise por percentil, a contribuição calórica dos lipídios e das proteínas encontra-se muito acima dos padrões recomendados em detrimento dos carboidratos. A energia, distribuição calórica e quantidade de colesterol foi adequada em apenas 5% das dietas. Dentre os fatores de risco para doenças cardiovasculares estudados observou-se a prevalência de obesidade em 38% dos indivíduos, de dislipidemias em 26% e de diabetes melito em 5%. A atividade física leve preponderante com dieta inadequada, tanto em termos de qualitativos quanto quantitativos, agravam ainda mais esse quadro.INTRODUCTION: A survey by sampling in a county of the State of S. Paulo in 1990 sought, by means of home interviews, to analyse the habitual diet and risk factors for cardiovascular disease of people over 20 years of age. METHODOLOGY: Of the sub-specimen of a comprehensive study population, 557 individuals, aged between 20 and 88, were interviewed. The habitual diet, characterized by the dietary history, was compared with the recommendations on energy and nutrients of the

  13. Mananoligossacarídeo em dietas para larvas de tilápia Mannanoligosaccharides in diets for tilapia larvae

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    Kátia Kalko Schwarz

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    Full Text Available Este experimento foi realizado para avaliar níveis crescentes de mananoligossacarídeo (MOS na dieta de larvas de tilápias-do-nilo (linhagem Supreme® na fase de reversão sexual durante 30 dias. Larvas de tilápia-do-nilo (n=1500, P=0,01 g ± 0,001 g foram distribuídas aleatoriamente em 30 tanques de 100 litros. Os peixes foram distribuídos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, composto por seis tratamentos e cinco repetições. A dieta controle (isenta de MOS foi elaborada para conter aproximadamente 35% de proteína bruta e 3.100 kcal de ED/kg. As demais foram suplementadas com 0; 0,15; 0,30; 0,45; 0,60 e 0,75% de MOS em substituição ao milho da dieta controle. Com o aumento nos níveis de MOS nas dietas, foi observado aumento linear sobre o comprimento do intestino, a altura das vilosidades intestinais e a densidade dos vilos. Não houve diferença na composição corporal, no ganho em peso, no peso final, no comprimento final, no fator de condição, na taxa de sobrevivência e no número de células caliciformes do intestino das larvas. Os níveis de MOS tiveram efeito quadrático sobre a conversão alimentar, cujos melhores resultados foram obtidos com 0,34% de MOS. A utilização de MOS no nível de 0,34% em dietas para larvas de tilápia-do-nilo melhora a conversão alimentar e promove aumento do comprimento do intestino, da altura das vilosidades e da densidade de vilos intestinal.This experiment was conducted to evaluate increasing levels of mannanoligosaccharides (MOS in the diet of Nile tilapia larvae (Supreme® at the sex reversal stage for 30 days. Nile tilapia larvae (n = 1500, p = 0.01 ± 0.001 g, were randomly distributed in 30 tanks of 100 liters each, for 30 days. The fish were distributed in a randomized design with six treatments and five replicates. The control diet (no MOS was elaborated to contain approximately 35% of crude protein and 3,100 kcal DE/kg. Mannanoligosaccharides were included in the other diets

  14. Dieta cetogênica no tratamento de epilepsias farmacorresistentes The ketogenic diet on the treatment of drug resistant epilepsies

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    Carla Barbosa Nonino-Borges

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available A epilepsia é uma condição clínica crônica correspondente a um grupo de doenças que tem em comum crises epilépticas; ela atinge de 0,5% a 1,0% da população dos países desenvolvidos, podendo esta prevalência ser maior nos países em desenvolvimento. Aproximadamente um terço dos pacientes evolui com crises epilépticas intratáveis com medicamentos; em alguns casos, é possível o tratamento cirúrgico. Nos pacientes em que cirurgia não é possível, a dieta cetogênica passa a ser uma opção terapêutica, principalmente em crianças. Espera-se que esta terapia seja eficaz para, pelo menos, um terço dos pacientes, resultando em redução ou controle das crises. No presente trabalho, apresentamos métodos para o preparo e uso a dieta cetogênica. O planejamento da dieta é individualizado, seguindo-se recomendações para o consumo energético e proporções de gorduras, proteínas e carboidratos específicos. Sempre que introduzida a dieta, o paciente deve ser monitorizado, devido à possibilidade de efeitos adversos. A orientação dos pais ou responsáveis sobre a dieta cetogênica, e como ela funciona, proporciona maior aceitação e aderência a esta forma de tratamento da epilepsia.Epilepsy is a chronic condition that affects 0.5% to 1.0% of the population in developed countries. This prevalence may be higher in developing countries. A significant proportion of the patients, nearly one third of them will have their condition evolved into a stage of uncontrolled crises, in some cases, surgical procedure may be indicated. However, for several patients, surgery is not possible. In these cases, ketogenic diet is a therapeutic option, especially for children. It is supposed that nearly one third of the patients that use the ketogenic diet, experience seizure control or reduction in the number of seizures. The current study presents methods of preparing and using ketogenic diet. The diet must be individualized, considering the

  15. Dietas enterais não industrializadas: análise microbiológica e verificação de boas práticas de preparação Non industrialized enteral diets: microbiological analysis and verification of good preparation practices

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    Angélica Aparecida Maurício

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar a adequação das áreas de produção e o nível de contaminação microbiana de dietas enterais utilizadas em três hospitais privados da Região Noroeste do Paraná. MÉTODOS: A análise das Boas Práticas de Preparação da Nutrição Enteral seguiu a Resolução da Diretoria Colegiada nº 63/2000, da Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária, e as análises microbiológicas das 15 amostras de dietas enterais seguiram as recomendações da Resolução da Diretoria Colegiada nº 12/2001, da Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária, nas quais foram pesquisados bolores e leveduras, bactérias mesófilas, coliformes a 35 e 45ºC, Estafilococos coagulase positiva, Salmonella sp. e Bacillus cereus. RESULTADOS: A maior porcentagem para as Não Conformidades foi do hospital HS (61% e a menor do hospital HT (43,5%. Foi observada, em 100% das amostras dos hospitais HP e HT, contaminação por coliformes a 45ºC acima do padrão de referência da Resolução da Diretoria Colegiada nº 12/2001 e 60% das amostras do hospital HS apresentaram contaminação por coliformes a 35ºC acima do limite aceitável. As amostras encontravam-se dentro dos padrões para Estafilococos coagulase positiva, Salmonella sp., Bacillus cereus e bactérias mesófilas. Nos hospitais HT e HP a contaminação por bolores e leveduras estava acima do padrão permitido pela legislação. Os resultados das análises mostraram que a contaminação das dietas está relacionada ao tipo de ingrediente utilizado e ao excesso de manipulação. CONCLUSÃO: Conclui-se que as boas práticas de preparação da nutrição enteral não estavam de acordo com a Resolução da Diretoria Colegiada nº 63/2000 e que os hospitais estavam inadequados para preparar esse tipo de alimento.OBJECTIVE: To verify the degree of suitability of production areas and the level of microbial contamination in enteral diets used in three private hospitals in the Northwest region of Paran

  16. AVALIAÇÃO DA ADIÇÃO DO KEFIR EM DIETA HOSPITALAR

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    Joice de Fátima Laureano Martins

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Os grãos de kefir são utilizados na elaboração de um produto lácteo fermentado o qual denominamos kefir. Sua introdução em dietas hospitalares promove vários benefícios aos pacientes e possui grande capacidade de estimular o sistema imunológico. Objetivou-se verificar a aceitação de diferentes formulações tendo como ingrediente o kefir. Os grãos de kefir (5 % foram cultivados por 24 horas à temperatura de 22º C. Em seguida, foram preparadas quatro formulações. Formulação 1 - 50 % de kefir cultivado em leite de vaca integral com 50 % de polpa de morango e adoçante (0,2 mL/100 mL; formulação 2 - 50 % de kefir cultivado em leite de vaca desnatado com 50 % de polpa de morango e adoçante (0,2 mL/100 mL; formulação 3 - 50 % de kefir cultivado em leite de vaca integral com 50 % de polpa de morango e 10 % de sacarose e formulação 4 - 50 % de kefir cultivado em leite de vaca desnatado com 50 % de polpa de morango e 10 % de sacarose. A análise sensorial foi realizada em um hospital do município de Viçosa-MG, tendo como provadores acompanhantes de pacientes internados e funcionários. Verificou-se a aceitação das formulações e utilizouse a escala hedônica de nove pontos. Todas as formulações apresentaram considerável aceitação enquadrando-se com maior frequência entre os escores «gostei moderadamente» a «gostei muito». Estes formulados apresentaram grande potencial para serem introduzidos em dietoterapia e poderão atuar tanto como adjunto ao tratamento de patologias gastrintestinais, como no controle glicêmico e hipercolesterolêmico.

  17. Adición de altos niveles de biotina en dietas para cerdas puberes y gestantes

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    Ram\\u00F3n F. Garc\\u00EDa Castillo

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    Full Text Available Se utilizaron 21 cerdas primerizas de cruza comercial (Yorkshire-Landrace para evaluar el efecto de la adición de biotina (2% Rovimix H2 sobre el comportamiento productivo de las cerdas (desde la pubertad hasta el parto, así como por medio de su progenie. El experimento se realizó en Saltillo, Coahuila, México, de abril a noviembre de 1998. El comportamiento productivo de las cerdas se midió a través de su ganancia de peso en la pubertad y gestación así como por los días para la presentación del estro. El comportamiento de la progenie se expresó como el peso y el número de los lechones al nacimiento. Se utilizó una dieta basada en sorgo, harina de soya, y salvado de trigo (13,4 % PC y 3,248 Mcal EM/kg MS. Los tratamientos fueron los niveles de biotina (0,0; 10,0 y 28,3 ppm. La adición de biotina redujo (P≤ 0,05 los días para presentación del estro; 42 días para las cerdas que no recibieron biotina, y 22 días en promedio para las cerdas a las cuales se les adicionó biotina en la ración. No se observó diferencia (P≤ 0,05 en el peso de la cerda en la pubertad y en la ganancia de peso en la gestación. El peso de los lechones y tamaño de la camada al nacer fueron similares (P≤ 0,05 entre tratamientos. Se concluye que la adición de biotina en la ración disminuye los días para presentación de estro, pero no afecta la ganancia de peso en la cerda en los estados de pubertad (apareamiento y gestación, y no mejora el número y peso de los lechones al nacer

  18. Influence of the phantom shape (slab, cylinder or Alderson) on the performance of an Hp(3) eye dosemeter.

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    Behrens, R; Hupe, O

    2016-03-01

    In the past, the operational quantity Hp(3) was defined for calibration purposes in a slab phantom. Recently, an additional phantom in the form of a cylinder has been suggested for eye lens dosimetry, as a cylinder much better approximates the shape of a human head. Therefore, this work investigates which of the two phantoms, slab or cylinder, is more suitable for calibrations and type tests of eye dosemeters. For that purpose, a typical Hp(3) eye dosemeter was irradiated on a slab, a cylinder and on a human-like Alderson phantom. It turned out that the response on the three phantoms is nearly equal for angles of radiation incidence up to 45° and deviates only at larger angles of incidence. Thus, calibrations (usually performed at 0° radiation incidence) are practically equivalent on both the slab and the cylinder phantoms. However, type tests (up to 75° or even 90° radiation incidence) should be carried out on a cylinder phantom, as also for large angles of incidence the response on the cylinder and the Alderson phantoms is rather similar, whereas the response on the slab significantly deviates from the one on the Alderson phantom. © The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  19. A Hybrid Neural Network and H-P Filter Model for Short-Term Vegetable Price Forecasting

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    Youzhu Li

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    Full Text Available This paper is concerned with time series data for vegetable prices, which have a great impact on human’s life. An accurate forecasting method for prices and an early-warning system in the vegetable market are an urgent need in people’s daily lives. The time series price data contain both linear and nonlinear patterns. Therefore, neither a current linear forecasting nor a neural network can be adequate for modeling and predicting the time series data. The linear forecasting model cannot deal with nonlinear relationships, while the neural network model alone is not able to handle both linear and nonlinear patterns at the same time. The linear Hodrick-Prescott (H-P filter can extract the trend and cyclical components from time series data. We predict the linear and nonlinear patterns and then combine the two parts linearly to produce a forecast from the original data. This study proposes a structure of a hybrid neural network based on an H-P filter that learns the trend and seasonal patterns separately. The experiment uses vegetable prices data to evaluate the model. Comparisons with the autoregressive integrated moving average method and back propagation artificial neural network methods show that our method has higher accuracy than the others.

  20. Developmental validation of the Quantifiler(®) HP and Trio Kits for human DNA quantification in forensic samples.

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    Holt, Allison; Wootton, Sharon Chao; Mulero, Julio J; Brzoska, Pius M; Langit, Emanuel; Green, Robert L

    2016-03-01

    The quantification of human genomic DNA is a necessary first step in the DNA casework sample analysis workflow. DNA quantification determines optimal sample input amounts for subsequent STR (short tandem repeat) genotyping procedures, as well as being a useful screening tool to identify samples most likely to provide probative genotypic evidence. To better mesh with the capabilities of newest-generation STR analysis assays, the Quantifiler(®) HP and Quantifiler(®) Trio DNA Quantification Kits were designed for greater detection sensitivity and more robust performance with samples that contain PCR inhibitors or degraded DNA. The new DNA quantification kits use multiplex TaqMan(®) assay-based fluorescent probe technology to simultaneously quantify up to three human genomic targets, allowing samples to be assessed for total human DNA, male contributor (i.e., Y-chromosome) DNA, as well as a determination of DNA degradation state. The Quantifiler HP and Trio Kits use multiple-copy loci to allow for significantly improved sensitivity compared to earlier-generation kits that employ single-copy target loci. The kits' improved performance provides better predictive ability for results with downstream, newest-generation STR assays, and their shortened time-to-result allows more efficient integration into the forensic casework analysis workflow. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. Evaluation of personal dose equivalent 'HP(d)' in a external individual monitoring system for X and gamma radiation

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    Santoro, C.; Antonio Filho, J.; Santos, M.A.P.

    2007-01-01

    The good of individual monitoring for external radiation is the assessment of occupational exposure from X and γ radiations in order to assure that the radiological conditions of the workplace are acceptable, safe and satisfactory. The evaluation of radiations doses for workers must not exceed dose limits specified for workers, according to national regulatory agencies. Nowadays, there are two external monitoring systems in use, both based on ICRU definitions. In the conventional system, the workers doses are evaluated in terms of Hx. The personal dosimeter is worn over chest surface and it is calibrated in function of air kerma. In the new system, the workers doses are evaluated in terms of HP(d) and the personal dosimeter is calibrated in function of phantom doses. The aim of this paper is to adapt an external dosimetry laboratory (based on photographic dosimetry) to evaluate the personal dosimeters in terms of HP(d). In this way, a simple methodology, based on linear programming, was utilized. In this adaptation, calibration curves were obtained for radiation qualities (W and N series) described by International Organization for Standardization (ISO 4037-1, 1995). These calibration curves offer a better accuracy on dose determinations and energy below 140 keV, improving the quality of service rendered the society. (author)

  2. Self-enhancement and cardiovascular reactivity: limitations of the hemodynamic profile-compensation deficit (HP-CD) model of blood pressure regulation.

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    Why, Yong Peng; Chen, Maximillian Ruyang

    2013-02-01

    We examined the consistency of results obtained when examining the relationship between self-enhancement and cardiovascular reactivity via analysing raw cardiovascular data and compared this with the hemodynamic profile-compensation deficit (HP-CD) model of blood pressure regulation (James et al., 2012) method. A sample of 112 male participants underwent a computer-based task three times in three weeks. Our results indicate that significant results for self-enhancement and hemodynamic cardiovascular reactivity found using raw cardiovascular data were non-significant when HP-CD model was used. Furthermore, the HP-CD model also obfuscates significant baseline changes with reactivity. We also found that the correlations between blood pressure reactivity and hemodynamic processes obtained in the laboratory setting was reduced rather than enhanced with the use of the HP-CD model. Our results suggest that the HP-CD model should be used cautiously and could contribute to inconsistent results when examining the role of psychological factors in biological outcomes. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  3. The influence of gonadotropins on clinico-biological ICSI outcome: a retrospective comparative study rFsH vs HP-hmg.

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    Khlifi, Abdeljalil; Kacem, Olfa; Maroueni, Maher; Elgoul, Leila; Hidar, Samir; Fekih, Meriem; Boughizane, Sassi; Essaidi, Habib; Ben Regaya, Lassad; Bibi, Mohamed; Ajina, Mounir; Khairi, Hedi

    2016-06-01

    Objective To investigate the difference in the outcome of ICSI-ET cycles among respondents patients, taking into account the molecule inducer of controlled ovarian stimulation: HP-hMG ou rFSH. Patients and Methods A comparative retrospective study over 62 months including a total of 1005 infertile couples, divided into two groups: HP-HMG (n=125) and rFSH (n=880). Results - The average numbers of retrieved oocytes and matures oocytes were significantly higher in rFSH group rFSH (7,94 ± 2,49, HP-HMG vs 9,05 ± 3,40, rFSH, p=0.0001and  3±2,68, HP-HMG vs 6,65±3,05 , rFSH, p=0,02 respectively). There was no statistically significant difference in the endometrial thickness and estradiol level on hCG injection day, the total amount of administrated gonadotropin and the duration of stimulation. In addition, we did not find a significant difference between the two groups regarding the fertilization, the maturation, the cleavage, top quality embryo, implantation, clinical pregnancy, multiple pregnancies, live birth and miscarriage rates. There was no case of severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. Conclusion - Inspite of a higher number of retrieved and mature oocytes obtained with rFSH, the latter showed no superiority over HP-hMG which seem to be equally efficient and safe for ICSI treatment cycles.

  4. Evaluation of the Cytotoxicity of Levodopa and its Complex with Hydroxypropyl-ß-Cyclodextrin (HP-ß-CD) to an Astrocyte Cell Line.

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    Sofian, Zarif Mohamed; Shafee, Shazrin Shazira; Abdullah, Jafri Malin; Osman, Hasnah; Razak, Shariza Abdul

    2014-12-01

    A simple, reliable a 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-5-(3-carboxymethoxy-phenyl)-2-(4-sulfophenyl)-2H-tetrazolium, (MTS) assay was conducted to evaluate the potential cytotoxic effects of levodopa, a "gold standard therapy" for Parkinsonism, and its complex with Hydroxypropyl-β-Cyclodextrin (HP-β-CD) on an astrocyte cell line. The cells were incubated in a range of concentrations from 4.69 to 300 μg/mL levodopa, HP-β-CD or the complex for up to 72 hours. At every 24-hour interval, the optical density (OD), which reflects the number of viable cells, was recorded. In general, linear dose-dependent cytotoxicity profiles were observed for the cells subjected to levodopa or the complex, whereas a slightly triphasic response was observed for the cells exposed to HP-β-CD. A significant difference (P HP-β-CD-treated group and the levodopa-treated group. In particular, we observed that the cells treated with the complex, even at the highest concentrations (> 200 μg/mL), exhibited improved tolerability in a time-dependent manner, which may indicate the potential ability of HP-β-CD to mask the toxic effects of levodopa via complexation.

  5. Helicobacter pylori CheZ(HP) and ChePep form a novel chemotaxis-regulatory complex distinct from the core chemotaxis signaling proteins and the flagellar motor.

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    Lertsethtakarn, Paphavee; Howitt, Michael R; Castellon, Juan; Amieva, Manuel R; Ottemann, Karen M

    2015-09-01

    Chemotaxis is important for Helicobacter pylori to colonize the stomach. Like other bacteria, H. pylori uses chemoreceptors and conserved chemotaxis proteins to phosphorylate the flagellar rotational response regulator, CheY, and modulate the flagellar rotational direction. Phosphorylated CheY is returned to its non-phosphorylated state by phosphatases such as CheZ. In previously studied cases, chemotaxis phosphatases localize to the cellular poles by interactions with either the CheA chemotaxis kinase or flagellar motor proteins. We report here that the H. pylori CheZ, CheZ(HP), localizes to the poles independently of the flagellar motor, CheA, and all typical chemotaxis proteins. Instead, CheZ(HP) localization depends on the chemotaxis regulatory protein ChePep, and reciprocally, ChePep requires CheZ(HP) for its polar localization. We furthermore show that these proteins interact directly. Functional domain mapping of CheZ(HP) determined the polar localization motif lies within the central domain of the protein and that the protein has regions outside of the active site that participate in chemotaxis. Our results suggest that CheZ(HP) and ChePep form a distinct complex. These results therefore suggest the intriguing idea that some phosphatases localize independently of the other chemotaxis and motility proteins, possibly to confer unique regulation on these proteins' activities. © 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  6. Screening for Frailty in Hospitalized Older Adults: Reliability and Feasibility of the Maastricht Frailty Screening Tool for Hospitalized Patients (MFST-HP).

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    Warnier, Ron M J; van Rossum, Erik; van Leendert, Jannic A A; Pijls, Noor A T; Mulder, Wubbo J; Schols, Jos M G A; Kempen, Gertrudis I J M

    2016-09-01

    As nurses in hospitals are confronted with increasing numbers of older patients, their geriatric nursing skills and knowledge must be integrated into daily clinical practice. Early risk identification via screening tools may help improve geriatric care. To reduce the assessment burden of nurses, the Maastricht Frailty Screening Tool for Hospitalized Patients (MFST-HP) was developed. The aim of the current study was to explore aspects of reliability, validity, and feasibility of the MFST-HP. Intrarater reliability was assessed by measuring patients two times within 24 hours. Interrater reliability was assessed by having patients screened by two different nurses. Construct validity was studied by the associations between the MFST-HP scores and age and comorbidities. Intraclass correlation coefficients for both intra- and interrater reliability were good (>0.93). Older patients and those with more comorbidity showed higher scores on the MFST-HP compared to younger patients and those with less comorbidity. The MFST-HP shows promise as a reliable, valid, and feasible screening tool for frailty among hospitalized older adults. [Res Gerontol Nurs. 2016; 9(5):243-251.]. Copyright 2016, SLACK Incorporated.

  7. Hydroxycinnamic acids and UV-B depletion: Profiling and biosynthetic gene expression in flesh and peel of wild-type and hp-1.

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    Calvenzani, Valentina; Castagna, Antonella; Ranieri, Annamaria; Tonelli, Chiara; Petroni, Katia

    2015-06-01

    Hydroxycinnamic acids (HCAs) are phenolic compounds widely found in most plant families. Aim of the present work was to investigate their accumulation and biosynthetic gene expression in presence or absence of UV-B radiation in tomato fruits of wild-type and hp-1, a mutant characterized by exaggerated photoresponsiveness and increased fruit pigmentation. Gene expression and HCAs content were higher in hp-1 than in wild type peel and UV-B depletion determined a decrease in HCAs accumulation in wild-type and an increase in hp-1 fruits, generally in accordance with biosynthetic gene expression. In flesh, despite a similar transcript level of most genes between the two genotypes, HCAs content was generally higher in wild type than in hp-1, although remaining at a lower level with respect to wild type peel. Under UV-B depletion, a general reduction of HCAs content was observed in wild-type flesh, whereas an increase in the content of p-coumaric acid and caffeic acid was observed in hp-1 flesh. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.

  8. Calidad de la dieta española según el Índice de Alimentación Saludable, 2006

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    2010-01-01

    Estudio descriptivo trasversal, cuyo objetivo es determinar la calidad de la dieta de la población adulta española 2006 a partir de la elaboración del Índice de Alimentación Saludable (IASE), y su relación con características geográficas y socioeconómicas.

  9. Succinea peruviana (Gastropoda en la dieta de la lagartija de las Lomas Microlophus tigris (Sauria en la Reserva Nacional de Lachay, Lima, Perú

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    José Pérez Z.

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo informa de la presencia del caracol Succinea peruviana en la dieta de la lagartija de las Lomas Microlophus tigris, la misma que habita el mesohábitat de Lomas con árboles en la Reserva Nacional de Lachay. Este es el primer informe del consumo de caracoles por lagartijas del Desierto Costero Peruano

  10. Treino em auto-observação e adesão à dieta em adulto com diabetes tipo 2

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    Eleonora Arnaud Pereira Ferreira

    Full Text Available Este estudo verificou os efeitos do treino de auto-observação sobre a adesão à dieta em um adulto com diabetes Tipo 2. A coleta de dados ocorreu por meio de entrevistas no domicílio do participante. Após levantamento da linha de base, iniciou-se o treino no uso de protocolos para registro de automonitoramento (Passo 1, seguido de treino do relato verbal do paciente sobre a sua alimentação no dia anterior (Passo 2 e de treino no planejamento da adesão à dieta (Passo 3. O cálculo do Índice de Adesão à Dieta (IAD do paciente e seus relatos verbais nortearam a análise dos resultados, que indicaram aumento na frequência de respostas de auto-observação do comportamento alimentar e no IAD no Passo 1. Esse ganho foi mantido no Passo 2 e maximizado com o treino no planejamento da adesão à dieta no Passo 3.

  11. The study of the diet of the fox Vulpes vulpes / Lo studio della dieta della volpe Vulpes vulpes

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    Claudio Prigioni

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    Full Text Available Abstract A critical review of the study methods on the fox diet is reported. Severa1 problems exist about the identification of the food remains in scats, stomachs, intestine, and about the estimate of the ingested bulk of different foods. In order to interpretate correctly the use of food categories of the diet, the assessment of the availability and of the dispersion of food resources are needed. All the analysis methods of the diet are unsatisfactory. Riassunto Viene presentata un'analisi critica dei metodi di studio della dieta della Volpe Vulpes vulpes. Le difficoltà di identificazione delle prede attraverso l'esame dei resti rinvenibili nelle feci, stomaco e intestino, si assommano a quelle relative alla valutazione in termini quantitativi dell'importanza rivestita nella dieta dalle diverse componenti alimentari. Lo studio della dieta deve auspicabilmente essere accompagnato da una valutazione molto accurata della disponibilità e dispersione spazio-temporale delle risorse trofiche, al fine di una corretta interpretazione dei risultati ottenuti. Nessuno dei metodi di analisi della dieta è pienamente affidabile.

  12. Frecuencia del consumo de alimentos industrializados modernos en la dieta habitual de comunidades mayas de Yucatán, México

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    Odette Pérez Izquierdo

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del trabajo fue identificar la introducción de alimentos industrializados modernos en la dieta habitual de dos comunidades mayas de Yucatán, México, así como algunos factores que, en la escala comunitaria y la de los hogares, podrían explicar la inclusión. Se trata de un estudio de tipo transversal en el que participaron 51 familias seleccionadas a través de un muestreo sistemático sin reemplazo. La información se obtuvo de una entrevista estructurada que incluyó información de variables socioeconómicas, dieta habitual, frecuencia del consumo de alimentos, actividades productivas, disponibilidad de alimentos y apoyos gubernamentales. Se usaron pruebas estadísticas paramétricas para identificar diferencias entre comunidades y familias respecto al consumo de alimentos industrialzados modernos. Los resultados evidencian el consumo de alimentos industrializados de corte moderno en la dieta habitual de ambas comunidades, sin diferencias significativas en esta escala, pero se registraron diferencias en la escala de los hogares. Se discute el papel de la emigración y los programas sociales en la incorporación de alimentos industrializados modernos en la dieta habitual de los hogares mayas de estas comunidades.

  13. Diets based on soybean protein for Mediterranean fruit fly Dietas baseadas em proteína de soja para moscas do Mediterrâneo

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    Raimundo Braga Sobrinho

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to develop suitable and economic diets for mass rearing Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae. Diets containing sugar beet bagase, wheat bran, brewer yeast, and others with wheat bran and palletized soybean protein from Brazil were tested. Diets based on soybean protein have shown promising results regarding pupal recovery, pupal weight and adult emergence. Soybean bagase in the form of pellets with 60% of protein can be a very important substitute for other expensive sources of protein.O objetivo deste trabalho foi desenvolver dietas adequadas e econômicas para a criação massal de moscas de frutas do Mediterrâneo, Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae. Foram testados dietas com bagaço de beterraba açucareira, farelo de trigo, levedura de cerveja e outras dietas de farelo de trigo e proteína de soja prensada brasileira. Dietas compostas por proteína de soja apresentaram resultados positivos de recuperação de pupas, pesos de pupa e emergência de adultos. O bagaço de soja, na forma de pellet com 60% de proteína, pode ser um importante substituto de outras fontes de proteína.

  14. Respuesta clínica en pacientes mexicanos con síndrome de intestino irritable tratados con dieta baja en carbohidratos fermentables (FODMAP

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    N. Pérez y López

    2015-07-01

    Conclusiones: En este primer estudio en población mexicana con SII se observó mejoría significativa de los principales síntomas incluyendo dolor, distensión y flatulencia tras una dieta baja FODMAP.

  15. Coprolitos y dieta del Precerámico Tardío de la Costa peruana

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    Full Text Available Cet article présente l'étude de 64 coprolithes provenant de fouilles réalisées dans la zone côtière de Huarmey. 50 correspondent à différentes époques précéramiques, dont l'ancienneté oscille entre 6000 y 2200 ans avant notre ère. Six autres appartiennent à l'Horizon Moyen et huit ont été découverts dans un contexte stratigraphique peu clair. Les auteurs exposent la méthode employée pour l'analyse fondée sur l'étude détaillée des restes d'origine végétale (pollen, macro-restes et animale qui ont été identifiés, et ils en exposent les résultats. Sur la base de ces données, ils tentent une reconstitution du régime alimentaire à l'époque considérée. En ce qui concerne l'époque précéramique, on note un changement important, avec l'introduction progressive des plantes cultivées qui complètent d'abord un régime alimentaire fondé essentiellement sur les ressources de la mer mais qui deviennent ensuite l'élément fondamental de l'alimentation. On relève parmi les restes étudiés, la présence du maïs, en quantité appréciable, 3000 ans avant notre ère. Se presenta el estudio de 64 coprolitos procedentes del área costera de Huarmey. Fueron hallados en excavaciones y 50 corresponden a diferentes épocas precerámicas, cuya antigüedad oscila entre 6,000 años a.d.C. y 2,200 años a.d.C. Otras seis muestras son del Horizonte Medio y ocho han sido encontradas en contexto estratigráfico no claro. Se explica la metodología empleada para el análisis y se exponen los resultados discutiéndose detalladamente los restos de plantas (polen y macro restos y animales identificados. A base de ello se intenta la reconstrucción de la dieta de la mencionada época. En lo que se refiere a la época precerámica, se nota un cambio importante que muestra como se van introduciendo las plantas cultivadas que al principio son un suplemento de la dieta esencialmente marina, pero que luego se convierten en el elemento

  16. Variables antropométricas, hábitos y dietas alimentarias en adolescentes y jóvenes: diferencias en función del sexo

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    Carmen Maganto

    Full Text Available Resumen El estudio tuvo como objetivo analizar las diferencias entre sexos en variables antropométricas (reales, percibidas y deseadas, en hábitos alimentarios, y en el uso de dietas alimentarias. Los participantes fueron 1.075 adolescentes y jóvenes de 14 a 25 años (49.9 % varones, 50.1 % mujeres. Con un diseño descriptivo y comparativo, se administraron tres instrumentos de evaluación. Los resultados confirman muchas diferencias significativas entre sexos. En variables antropométricas las chicas se perciben más obesas de lo que están y desean estar más delgadas; los chicos se perciben igual o más delgados de lo que están y desean tener un volumen corporal superior. Los chicos desean tener un Índice de Masa Corporal (IMC superior y las chicas inferior. Las chicas obtienen puntuaciones significativamente superiores en hábitos alimentarios, aunque los chicos perciben que tienen una alimentación más equilibrada. Las chicas han realizado más dietas y creen necesitarlas más. Las razones para engordar en los chicos son biológicas y en las chicas hábitos alimentarios inadecuados. Las chicas realizan más dietas tanto saludables como no recomendables. Las razones para comenzar una dieta son en las chicas la imagen corporal y en los chicos ser aceptado por los iguales. El abandono de las dietas los chicos lo atribuyen a la dieta y las chicas a sí mismas. El estudio aporta datos relevantes para el diseño de programas preventivos y/o de tratamiento con adolescentes/jóvenes con problemas alimentarios, bien por alteraciones de la imagen corporal, hábitos alimentarios inadecuados y/o por el uso indebido de dietas alimentarias.

  17. EFECTO DE LA PROPORCIÓN CONCENTRADO / FORRAJE DE LA DIETA, SOBRE LAS POBLACIONES DE BACTERIAS UTILIZADORAS DE HIDRÓGENO DEL RUMEN

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    Alcantar Díaz BE

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Las Archae metanogénicas, las bacterias Acetogénicas y Sulfato reductoras son los tres grupos últimos de microorganismos dentro de la cadena de degradación de los sustratos en el ecosistema del rumen y la manipulación del tamaño de estas poblaciones es benéfica para la maximización de la energía en el rumiante. Para evaluar el efecto de dietas con diferente proporción de forraje/concentrado, sobre el número de bacterias utilizadoras de hidrógeno en el rumen in vivo, 16 ovino machos fueron colocados en cajas metabólicas y se alimentaron con cuatro dietas a base forraje de maíz más con- centrado en las proporciones: C20, C40, C60 y C80. El concentrado fue a base de maíz molido, harina de soya y trigo. Se tomaron muestras de contenido del rumen cada dos horas durante 24 horas, para determinar número de bacterias, concentraciones de acetato, propionato, amonio y pH. El número de bacterias se determinó por el método del número más probable. El diseño en cuadro latino fue para evaluar el efecto del factor A=4 dietas, el factor B los tiempos de incubación, el factor C cuatro repeticiones y sus interacciones. La proporción forraje: concentrado de la dieta, muestra diferencia significativas (p<0.001 entre el número de bacterias metanogénicas y acetogénicas y sulfato reductoras. Las dietas C60 y C80, tienen el mayor número de bacterias acetogénicas. El efecto de la dieta y tiempo de fermentación, también presentó diferencias en los valores de acetato (p<0.0006, propionato (p< 0.0001, amonio (p<0.0001 y pH (p<0.0001. La manipulación de la proporción forraje: concentrado de la dieta usada en la alimentación de rumiantes es una estrategia para establecer determinado grupo de bacterias utilizadoras de hidrogeno y las propiedades del ambiente en el rumen.

  18. Meta-análise da digestibilidade ileal de aminoácidos e minerais em suínos alimentados com dietas contendo enzimas

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    Cheila Roberta Lehnen

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar, por meio da meta-análise, o efeito da fitase e da xilanase sobre a digestibilidade ileal aparente (DIa de aminoácidos, cálcio e fósforo, em suínos em fase de crescimento. A base de dados consistiu de 21 artigos publicados entre 1998 e 2009, no total de 82 tratamentos e 644 suínos. A meta-análise foi realizada por análise gráfica, de correlação, de variância-covariância. As concentrações de fósforo fítico e as frações fibra em detergente neutro, fibra em detergente ácido e lignina em detergente ácido, nas dietas, apresentaram correlações baixas e negativas com a DIa do cálcio, fósforo e aminoácidos. A adição de fitase às dietas aumentou em 2% a DIa da arginina, em 14% a do cálcio e em 34% a do fósforo. A DIa da arginina, fenilalanina, isoleucina e lisina foi 3,3% superior em suínos alimentados com dietas com xilanase, em relação às dietas sem a enzima. O fósforo fítico e as fibras, nas dietas, reduzem a DIa do cálcio, do fósforo e dos aminoácidos essenciais. O uso de fitase e xilanase, nas dietas, melhora o aproveitamento de cálcio, fósforo e alguns aminoácidos. No entanto, o excesso de cálcio e fósforo nas dietas reduz a ação da fitase sobre a digestibilidade ileal dos nutrientes.

  19. Diets for feed training peacock bass Cichla sp. Dietas para condicionamento alimentar do tucunaré Cichla sp.

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    José Eurico Possebon Cyrino

    2003-12-01

    76% (771 peixes. Estes 771 peixes (peso médio 0,63 ± 0,03 g foram estocados em 12 gaiolas de volume 0,03 m³ (63 peixes/gaiola e condicionados a aceitar uma dieta seca (FP-00 pelo método da transição gradual dos ingredientes da ração (TGIR recebendo, durante 4 dias, grânulos úmidos com 90, 80, 70 ou 60% de FP (FP-90, FP-80, FP-70 ou FP-60, respectivamente. Nenhum peixe aceitou FP-00 no final da TGIR. Os peixes alimentados com FP-90 e FP-80 aceitaram bem as dietas enquanto a quantidade de FP não caiu para níveis inferiores a 40%. Um segundo ensaio foi realizado visando melhorar a aceitação das dietas contendo 30% ou menos FP. Para tanto, quatro gaiolas de 0,03 m³ foram estocadas com 120 peixes cada (peso médio 0,5 g, os quais foram inicialmente alimentados com FP e submetidos a TGIR com dietas FP-90, FP-80, FP-70, FP-60, FP-50 e FP-40 por períodos subsequentes de 3 dias. Os peixes que aceitaram GF-40 (81% do total foram agrupados e estocados em 9 gaiolas de 0,03 m³ e treinados por 3 dias a aceitar FP-00 pelo uso de dietas contendo 30, 20 ou 10% de FP e flavorizadas com: (1 alimento comercial seco sabor carne (ACSC; (2 alimento comercial seco sabor peixe (ACSP; ou (3 ACSC mais 10% de farinha de krill (ACSP+FK. A aceitação de ACSP foi melhor que ACSC. A adição de KM ao ACSC melhorou a aceitabilidade da dieta em comparação com outros aditivos alimentares, mesmo quando a quantidade de FP nas dietas foi reduzida para 10%. Entretanto, ao final dos ensaios, nenhum peixe aceitou grânulos alimentares isentos de FP (FP-00.

  20. Dieta y disponibilidad de forraje del venado cola blanca Odocoileus virginianus thomasi (Artiodactyla: Cervidae en un campo experimental de Campeche, México

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    Danilo Granados

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available En Campeche, México no existen estudios de la dieta de Odocoileus virginianus thomasi; a pesar de la existencia de 122 Unidades de Manejo para la Conservación de la Vida Silvestre (UMAS en donde se realiza aprovechamiento del venado cola blanca. Los objetivos del trabajo fueron conocer la composición botánica de la dieta y su cambio estacional, la disponibilidad de forraje, la capacidad de carga y carga animal de O. virginianus thomasi. El trabajo se realizó de octubre 2010 a mayo 2012 en el Campo Experimental del Colegio de Postgraduados en Campeche, México. La composición de la dieta se determinó mediante el análisis de heces de venado y material de referencia con la técnica microhistológica; la disponibilidad de forraje se estimó con el método de Adelaide; la capacidad de carga utilizando la presión de pastoreo y la carga animal considerando el forraje disponible y 35% de eficiencia de utilización. La dieta incluyó 40 especies de 15 familias. La riqueza de especies más alta fue de 29 especies en la época de lluvia; las arbustivas fueron preferidas en las tres épocas del año y las herbáceas en la época de lluvia. La composición de la dieta, disponibilidad de forraje, la capacidad de carga y carga animal variaron a través del año. La capacidad de carga fluctuó entre 0.04 a 1.08 venados/ha.