Compared with the control group, MDA and NO levels and CAT and GS

Compared with the control group, MDA and NO levels and CAT and GSH-Px activities were significantly increased in the stomachs of ASA-treated rats (MDA, 4.12 [0.44] to 13.41 [1.05] mu mol/L; NO, 8.04 [7.25-9.10] vs 30.35 [22.34-37.95] mu mol/g protein; CAT, 0.050 [0.004] to 0.083 [0.003] k/g protein; GSH-Px, 0.57 [0.42-0.66] to 1.55 [1.19-1.76] U/L; all, P < 0.001), whereas SOD activity was significantly decreased in

the same group (291 [29] to 124 3MA [61 U/mL; P < 0.001). In the ASA+beta-glucan group, MDA and NO levels and CAT and GSH-Px activities were found to be significantly lower, while SOD activity was found to be significantly higher, in comparison with the ASA-treated group (all, P < 0.001).

CONCLUSION: beta-Glucan appeared to attenuate the gastric damage caused by ASA in these rats. (Curr Ther Res Clin Exp. 2010;71:369-383) (C) 2010 Elsevier HS Journals, Inc.”
“Current interest in pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.) comes from its seed oil, which is being evaluated for biofuel production.

The seed also has notable protein content (27% moisture-free, oil-free basis). The effects of oil processing conditions on functionality of pennycress seed proteins were determined to identify potential uses for the meal. Whole seeds were either simply cold-pressed or heated at 82 degrees C with residence time of 50 min in the seed conditioner. Oil was extracted by screw-pressing. Composition and functional properties (solubility, foaming, emulsification, water-holding capacity) of extractable proteins in press cakes and unprocessed pennycress seed were determined and compared. Pennycress seed protein had predominantly albumins and globulins, no prolamins, and few glutelins. Cooking significantly reduced the amounts of albumins

and globulins in the press cake. All samples showed the lowest solubility (10%) at pH 4 and only moderate solubility (35-45%) as pH increased. Both seed and press cake proteins had excellent foaming and emulsifying properties, but press cake proteins had higher water-holding capacities. These results showed that heat treatment VX-680 in vivo during oil processing adversely affected the albumins and globulins, as well as solubility behavior of protein in pennycress seed and press cake, but the protein still has other useful functional properties. Published by Elsevier B.V.”
“The steric and electronic structures of organic polymeric structures based on cyclohexane and dodecahydrophenalene were studied in terms of the density functional theory (B3LYP/6-31G*). The examined systems were found to be structurally stable, and their geometric parameters did not differ very strongly from those typical of diamond-like reference structure. Only dodecahydrophenalene-based systems turned out to be auxetic.”
“The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between distal ulnar morphology and extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU) tendon pathology.

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