GSE205063 A natural mutation of the NST1 gene arrests secondary cell wall biosynthesis in the seed coat of hull-less pumpkins
Contributor : Xiaolong LyuSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Cucurbita pepoPurpose: The goals of this study are to compare The difference of RNA expression between Pumpkins seed coat and hulled-less Pumpkins seed coat.Methods:Using Trizol kit, total RNA was extracted from seed coats of squash with and without shells under the conditions of 5 DAP, 10 DAP and 20 DAP. Then, 1 µ g RNA was extracted from each sample using the Illumina Hiseq 2000 platform for sequencing. (Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus)
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - June 1, 2022 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Cucurbita pepo Source Type: research

Extract from Cucurbita pepo improves BPH symptoms without affecting sexual function: a 24-month noninterventional study
ConclusionIn men with a moderate LUTS suggestive of BPH, a low progression risk and an active sex life, treatment with pumpkin seed soft extract provided symptomatic relief, improved IPSS-QoL, and maintained sexual well-being.Trial registrationDRKS00010729, June 22, 2016. (Source: World Journal of Urology)
Source: World Journal of Urology - May 27, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

Molecules, Vol. 27, Pages 3351: The Selection of the Optimal Impregnation Conditions of Vegetable Matrices with Iodine
This study aimed to determine the use of selected vegetables (pumpkin, cauliflower, broccoli, carrot) as carriers of potassium iodide (KI) and potassium iodate (KIO3) by determining changes in iodine content under various conditions of impregnation as the degree of hydration, impregnated sample temperature, and impregnation time. The influence of these conditions on iodine contents in vegetables after their fortification and storage (21 °C/230 days) was analyzed. The results showed that all selected vegetables could be efficient iodine carriers. However, the conditions of the impregnation process are crucial fo...
Source: Molecules - May 23, 2022 Category: Chemistry Authors: Zaremba Waszkowiak Kmiecik J ędrusek-Golińska Jarz ębski Szymandera-Buszka Tags: Article Source Type: research

Biochar-Stimulated Pumpkin Performance Under Cadmium Stress Is Strongly Linked to Metabolite Pattern
In this study, pumpkin seedlings were subjected to cadmium stress (100 mg/L cadmium ion solution, 10 days) without or with wheat straw biochar at different concentrations (0%, 0.5%, 1%, and 2% w/v). As the biochar concentration increased, the amount of cadmium accumulated in the root and stem of pumpkin seedlings decreased and the fresh weight of root, stem and leaf increased. The highest cadmium concentration was in the root, followed by the stem and then the leaf. 1% and 2% biochar treatments reduced the oxidative stress of cadmium to seedlings, and added the contents of fatty acid, carbohydrate, amino acid and indoleace...
Source: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology - May 16, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tao Han Jun Shen Chunying Dai Yang Li Junguo Zhou Xinzheng Li Zhiqiang Sun Zhaorong Mi Xinyu Miao Source Type: research

Biochar-Stimulated Pumpkin Performance Under Cadmium Stress Is Strongly Linked to Metabolite Pattern
In this study, pumpkin seedlings were subjected to cadmium stress (100 mg/L cadmium ion solution, 10 days) without or with wheat straw biochar at different concentrations (0%, 0.5%, 1%, and 2% w/v). As the biochar concentration increased, the amount of cadmium accumulated in the root and stem of pumpkin seedlings decreased and the fresh weight of root, stem and leaf increased. The highest cadmium concentration was in the root, followed by the stem and then the leaf. 1% and 2% biochar treatments reduced the oxidative stress of cadmium to seedlings, and added the contents of fatty acid, carbohydrate, amino acid and indoleace...
Source: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology - May 16, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tao Han Jun Shen Chunying Dai Yang Li Junguo Zhou Xinzheng Li Zhiqiang Sun Zhaorong Mi Xinyu Miao Source Type: research

Unsalable Vegetables Ensiled With Sorghum Promote Heterofermentative Lactic Acid Bacteria and Improve in vitro Rumen Fermentation
This study characterized the nutritive and microbial profiles and the fermentation characteristics of silage with the following compositions on a dry matter (DM) basis: (1) 100% sorghum, (2) 70% sorghum + 30% carrot or pumpkin, and (3) 40% sorghum + 60% carrot or pumpkin. The treatments were further divided based on the addition or no addition of a probiotic inoculant. After 70 days of ensiling, the silage was incubated for 48 h using the in vitro batch culture technique. Crude protein and non-fiber carbohydrates in the silage increased (P ≤ 0.01) by 5.7 percent point (pp) and 9.6 pp, respectively, with pumpkin at 60% DM...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - May 12, 2022 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

A systematic review on the role of alpha linolenic acid (ALA) in combating non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
Simran Gogna, Jaspreet Kaur, Kartik Sharma, Vishesh Bhadariya, Jyoti Singh, Vikas Kumar, Prasad Rasane, Vipasha Vipasha Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. ahead-of-print, No. ahead-of-print, pp.- The purpose of this paper is to highlight the health benefits, functional role of alpha linolenic acid (ALA) in combating diet-related non-communicable diseases, absorption, metabolism, toxicity and extraction of ALA. A wide range of publications were identified through electronic databases (Google Scholar, PubMed, SciELO, ScienceDirect, SpringerLink and ResearchGate) on the basis of different key...
Source: Nutrition and Food Science - May 10, 2022 Category: Nutrition Authors: Simran Gogna Jaspreet Kaur Kartik Sharma Vishesh Bhadariya Jyoti Singh Vikas Kumar Prasad Rasane Vipasha Vipasha Source Type: research

Molecules, Vol. 27, Pages 3049: New Smoothie Products Based on Pumpkin, Banana, and Purple Carrot as a Source of Bioactive Compounds
In conclusion, smoothies composed of pumpkin, banana, and purple carrot can be a good new food product that incorporates nutritional compounds into the human diet. (Source: Molecules)
Source: Molecules - May 10, 2022 Category: Chemistry Authors: Marcin Kido ń Pascaline Aimee Uwineza Tags: Article Source Type: research

Use of Herbal Medicines Among Breastfeeding Mothers in Tanzania: A Cross-Sectional Study
Conclusion: The practice of HM use among breastfeeding mothers in Tanzania is popular to ease breastfeeding difficulties. However, the issue of the safety or effectiveness of HM is still an unknown agenda. This awakens the need to evaluate HM’s safety, efficacy, and quality through pharmacological studies for scientific evidence. Lastly, a clinical guideline should be developed in healthcare settings to promote open dialogues between the healthcare providers and mothers to ensure the safe use of HM. (Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology)
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - April 28, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Consumption of Lutein and Zeaxanthin and Its Relation to the Level of Macular Pigment Optical Density in Thai Subjects
Conclusion. L/Z consumption is low among Thais living in Bangkok and the vicinity area, which may not be sufficient to ensure eye health, and total L/Z consumption is not associated with MPOD.PMID:35462865 | PMC:PMC9033377 | DOI:10.1155/2022/6321778 (Source: Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism)
Source: Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism - April 25, 2022 Category: Nutrition Authors: Wipada Sae-Lao Kansuda Wunjuntuk Taweesak Techakriengkrai Prapaisri P Sirichakwal Source Type: research