Green synthesis of SrO bridged LaFeO < sub > 3 < /sub > /g-C < sub > 3 < /sub > N < sub > 4 < /sub > nanocomposites for CO < sub > 2 < /sub > conversion and bisphenol A degradation with new insights into mechanism
Environ Res. 2022 Jan 1;207:112650. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2021.112650. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTVery recently the green synthesis routes of nanomaterials have attracted massive attention as it overcome the sustainability concerns of conventional synthesis approaches. With this heed, in this novel research work we have synthesized the g-C3N4 nanosheets based nanocomposites by utilizing Eriobotrya japonica as mediator and stabilizer agent. Our designed bio-caped and green g-C3N4 nanosheets based nanocomposites have abundant organic functional groups, activated surface and strong adsorption capability which are very favo...
Source: Environmental Research - January 3, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Iltaf Khan Mingsheng Luo Sohail Khan Humaira Asghar Muhammad Saeed Shoaib Khan Aftab Khan Muhammad Humayun Lin Guo Buchang Shi Source Type: research

[ASAP] Novel Sesquiterpene Glycoside from Loquat Leaf Alleviates Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Combined with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease by Improving Insulin Resistance, Oxidative Stress, Inflammation, and Gut Microbiota Composition
Journal of Agricultural and Food ChemistryDOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.1c05596 (Source: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry)
Source: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry - November 16, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Jian Chen, Xiaoqin Ding, Ruoyun Wu, Bei Tong, Lei Zhao, Han Lv, Xiuhua Meng, Yan Liu, Bingru Ren, Jing Li, Tunyu Jian, and Weilin Li Source Type: research

Identifying the Effect of Ursolic Acid Against Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Coupling Network Pharmacology With Experiments Verification
This study performed comprehensive bioinformatics analysis and in vitro experiments to identify the effect of UA on TNBC treatment and its potential molecular mechanism. Our results showed that UA could not only reduce the proliferation, migration, and invasion in MDA-MB-231 and MDA-MB-468 cell lines with a dose-dependent manner but also induce cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. Meanwhile, we collected the gene expression data GSE45827 and GSE65194 from GEO for comparison between TNBC and normal cell type and obtained 724 DEGs. Subsequently, PLK1 and CCNB1 related to TNBC were screened as the key targets via topological anal...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - November 11, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Island Formation History Determines Microbial Species-Area Relationships
In this study, 27 leaves of three horticultural plants were selected as island models, and microbial biodiversity assessment was done with HTS (high-throughput sequencing). The separate and small systems using leaves as islands allow us to conduct a comprehensive survey of the microbial biodiversity of the leaves, without disturbance from sampling effects and distance attenuation effects. Interestingly, we did not find microbial SAR in those 27 leaves (also not found in evergreen trees Magnolia grandiflora and Eriobotrya japonica), but we did find significant microbial SAR in deciduous tree Ficus altissima. No significant ...
Source: Microbial Ecology - November 9, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Wei Deng Cai-Lian Yuan Na Li Shuo-Ran Liu Xiao-Yan Yang Wen Xiao Source Type: research

Island Formation History Determines Microbial Species-Area Relationships
In this study, 27 leaves of three horticultural plants were selected as island models, and microbial biodiversity assessment was done with HTS (high-throughput sequencing). The separate and small systems using leaves as islands allow us to conduct a comprehensive survey of the microbial biodiversity of the leaves, without disturbance from sampling effects and distance attenuation effects. Interestingly, we did not find microbial SAR in those 27 leaves (also not found in evergreen trees Magnolia grandiflora and Eriobotrya japonica), but we did find significant microbial SAR in deciduous tree Ficus altissima. No significant ...
Source: Microbial Ecology - November 9, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Wei Deng Cai-Lian Yuan Na Li Shuo-Ran Liu Xiao-Yan Yang Wen Xiao Source Type: research

Analysis of Cyanide Compounds in Foods by the Purge Method Using a Midget Impinger
Shokuhin Eiseigaku Zasshi. 2021;62(5):162-165. doi: 10.3358/shokueishi.62.162.ABSTRACTCyanogenic glycosides in loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) seeds, which are used in so-called health foods, pose a public concern in Japan due to their potential health risks. Several pretreatment methods, such as the steam distillation and Conway microdiffusion methods, have been established for the determination of cyanogenic glycoside concentrations in foods. However, these methods are time-consuming and have extremely low throughput. Therefore, we developed a simple and rapid method, called the purge method, to analyze cyanide compounds in...
Source: Shokuhin eiseigaku zasshi. Journal of the Food Hygienic Society of Japan - November 4, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Yoko Mori Koji Ueda Yuki Sakurai Akira Aoki Yoshinori Okamoto Hideto Jinno Source Type: research

Natural parasitism in fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) and interaction with wild hosts surrounding apple orchards adjacent to Atlantic Forest fragments in Paran á State, Brazil
Braz J Biol. 2021 Oct 11;83:e250505. doi: 10.1590/1519-6984.250505. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTThe South American fruit fly, Anastrepha fraterculus (Wiedemann, 1830) (Diptera: Tephritidae), is an important pest in the subtropical region of Brazil. This insect has tritrophic relation between wild fruits and parasitoids and is associated with apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) orchards adjacent to the Atlantic Forest in Paraná. We thus investigated the degree of infestation of the fruit fly and natural parasitism in wild and cultivated fruits surrounding apple orchards. For this purpose, we collected fruits of Acca sellowia...
Source: Braz J Biol - October 20, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: L B Monteiro G Nishimura R S Monteiro Source Type: research

Natural parasitism in fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) and interaction with wild hosts surrounding apple orchards adjacent to Atlantic Forest fragments in Paran á State, Brazil
Braz J Biol. 2021 Oct 11;83:e250505. doi: 10.1590/1519-6984.250505. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTThe South American fruit fly, Anastrepha fraterculus (Wiedemann, 1830) (Diptera: Tephritidae), is an important pest in the subtropical region of Brazil. This insect has tritrophic relation between wild fruits and parasitoids and is associated with apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) orchards adjacent to the Atlantic Forest in Paraná. We thus investigated the degree of infestation of the fruit fly and natural parasitism in wild and cultivated fruits surrounding apple orchards. For this purpose, we collected fruits of Acca sellowia...
Source: Braz J Biol - October 20, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: L B Monteiro G Nishimura R S Monteiro Source Type: research

Natural parasitism in fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) and interaction with wild hosts surrounding apple orchards adjacent to Atlantic Forest fragments in Paran á State, Brazil
Braz J Biol. 2021 Oct 11;83:e250505. doi: 10.1590/1519-6984.250505. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTThe South American fruit fly, Anastrepha fraterculus (Wiedemann, 1830) (Diptera: Tephritidae), is an important pest in the subtropical region of Brazil. This insect has tritrophic relation between wild fruits and parasitoids and is associated with apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) orchards adjacent to the Atlantic Forest in Paraná. We thus investigated the degree of infestation of the fruit fly and natural parasitism in wild and cultivated fruits surrounding apple orchards. For this purpose, we collected fruits of Acca sellowia...
Source: Braz J Biol - October 20, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: L B Monteiro G Nishimura R S Monteiro Source Type: research

Natural parasitism in fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) and interaction with wild hosts surrounding apple orchards adjacent to Atlantic Forest fragments in Paran á State, Brazil
Braz J Biol. 2021 Oct 11;83:e250505. doi: 10.1590/1519-6984.250505. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTThe South American fruit fly, Anastrepha fraterculus (Wiedemann, 1830) (Diptera: Tephritidae), is an important pest in the subtropical region of Brazil. This insect has tritrophic relation between wild fruits and parasitoids and is associated with apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) orchards adjacent to the Atlantic Forest in Paraná. We thus investigated the degree of infestation of the fruit fly and natural parasitism in wild and cultivated fruits surrounding apple orchards. For this purpose, we collected fruits of Acca sellowia...
Source: Braz J Biol - October 20, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: L B Monteiro G Nishimura R S Monteiro Source Type: research

Natural parasitism in fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) and interaction with wild hosts surrounding apple orchards adjacent to Atlantic Forest fragments in Paran á State, Brazil
Braz J Biol. 2021 Oct 11;83:e250505. doi: 10.1590/1519-6984.250505. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTThe South American fruit fly, Anastrepha fraterculus (Wiedemann, 1830) (Diptera: Tephritidae), is an important pest in the subtropical region of Brazil. This insect has tritrophic relation between wild fruits and parasitoids and is associated with apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) orchards adjacent to the Atlantic Forest in Paraná. We thus investigated the degree of infestation of the fruit fly and natural parasitism in wild and cultivated fruits surrounding apple orchards. For this purpose, we collected fruits of Acca sellowia...
Source: Braz J Biol - October 20, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: L B Monteiro G Nishimura R S Monteiro Source Type: research

Natural parasitism in fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) and interaction with wild hosts surrounding apple orchards adjacent to Atlantic Forest fragments in Paran á State, Brazil
Braz J Biol. 2021 Oct 11;83:e250505. doi: 10.1590/1519-6984.250505. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTThe South American fruit fly, Anastrepha fraterculus (Wiedemann, 1830) (Diptera: Tephritidae), is an important pest in the subtropical region of Brazil. This insect has tritrophic relation between wild fruits and parasitoids and is associated with apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) orchards adjacent to the Atlantic Forest in Paraná. We thus investigated the degree of infestation of the fruit fly and natural parasitism in wild and cultivated fruits surrounding apple orchards. For this purpose, we collected fruits of Acca sellowia...
Source: Braz J Biol - October 20, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: L B Monteiro G Nishimura R S Monteiro Source Type: research

Gibberellin Induced Transcriptome Profiles Reveal Gene Regulation of Loquat Flowering
In this study, we sprayed loquat plants with exogenous GA3, which resulted in vigorous vegetative growth rather than floral bud formation. We then performed a comprehensive RNA-seq analysis on GA3-treated and control-treated leaves and buds over three time periods to observe the effects of exogenous GA3 application on floral initiation and development. The results showed that 111 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) and 563 DEGs were down-regulated, and 151 DEGs and 506 DEGs were up-regulated in buds and leaves, respectively, upon treatment with GA3. Among those that are homologs of the DELLA-mediated GA signal pathway ge...
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - September 10, 2021 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research