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Dietary roles of phytate and phytase in human nutrition: A review
Phytate has therapeutic use against diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease and reduces kidney stone formation, HIV-1 and heavy metal toxicity; however, information on the dosage for humans for eliciting beneficial effects is limited. Expand
Non-starch polysaccharides and their role in fish nutrition – A review
This review synthesizes the available information on fish and highlights the knowledge gaps and it is hoped that this review will provide a momentum to the research on the roles of NSPs in fish nutrition and physiology and on the efficient use of N SP-degrading enzymes. Expand
Effects and Management of Parthenium hysterophorus: A Weed of Global Significance
The aim of this review is to provide general information about the physiology, distribution, ill effects, and management of parthenium. Expand
Alteration of testicular steroidogenesis and histopathology of reproductive system in male rats treated with triclosan.
Overall this study showed that TCS decreased the synthesis of androgens followed by reduced sperm production in treated male rats which could be mediated by a decreased synthesis of LH and FSH thus involving hypothalamo-pituitary-gonadal axis. Expand
Potential medicinal plants for CNS disorders: an overview
  • Vikas Kumar
  • Medicine
  • Phytotherapy research : PTR
  • 1 December 2006
In the present article, an attempt has been made to review the most important medicinal plants, including Ginkgo biloba, St John's wort, Kava‐kava, Valerian, Bacopa monniera and Convolvulus pluricaulis, which are widely used for their reputed effectiveness in CNS disorders. Expand
Dietary Roles of Non-Starch Polysachharides in Human Nutrition: A Review
Various modes of action of NSPs as therapeutic agent have been proposed in the present review and N SPs based films and coatings for packaging and wrapping are of commercial interest because they are compatible with several types of food products. Expand
The evolutionary history of bears is characterized by gene flow across species
A genome analysis of the bear family with representatives of all living species shows that gene flow is not limited to closely related species pairs and necessitates shifting the attention from speciation processes achieving genome-wide reproductive isolation to the selective processes that maintain species divergence in the face of gene flow. Expand
Physiological, haematological and histopathological responses in common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) fingerlings fed with differently detoxified Jatropha curcas kernel meal.
The results demonstrate that Jb was completely detoxified, and optimum inclusion level of J(b) is 50% replacement of FM protein, which is similar to control group and better than the other groups. Expand
Multi-locus Analyses Reveal Four Giraffe Species Instead of One
These findings provide the most inclusive analysis of giraffe relationships to date and show that their genetic complexity has been underestimated, highlighting the need for greater conservation efforts for the world's tallest mammal. Expand
Whole-genome sequencing of the blue whale and other rorquals finds signatures for introgressive gene flow
The genomes of six whales are presented, including the blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus), to reconstruct a species tree of baleen whales and to identify phylogenetic conflicts, raising questions about how genetic divergence can be established. Expand