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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738471/-association-between-phage-mediated-shiga-toxin-and-molecular-distribution-of-crispr-in-escherichia-coli-o26-%C3%A2-h11-or-nm
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J Z Long, Y K Xu, G C Duan, W J Liang, H Y Liu, S Y Chen, Y L Xi, P F Wang, Y F Wang
Objective: To investigate the association between phage-mediated shiga toxin and molecular distribution of CRISPR in Escherichia (E.) coli O26∶H11 or NM. Methods: A total of 135 E. coli O26 ∶ H11 or NM strains were collected from NCBI database. Software CRT and CRISPR Finder were used to extract CRISPR and Excel was used to assign the spacer of unique number and type CRISPR. And the relationship between CRISPR and stx phage was analyzed. Results: All the 135 E. coli O26 ∶ H11 or NM strains had the CRISPR...
July 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730312/hydrophilic-interaction-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-for-quantitation-of-paralytic-shellfish-toxins-validation-and-application-to-reference-materials
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Krista M Thomas, Daniel G Beach, Kelley L Reeves, Ryan S Gibbs, Elliott S Kerrin, Pearse McCarron, Michael A Quilliam
Paralytic shellfish toxins (PSTs) are potent neurotoxins produced by marine dinoflagellates that are responsible for paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) in humans. This work highlights our ongoing efforts to develop quantitative methods for PSTs using hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (HILIC-MS/MS). Compared with the commonly used method of liquid chromatography with post-column oxidation and fluorescence detection (LC-ox-FLD), HILIC-MS/MS has the potential of being more robust, sensitive and straightforward to operate, and provides unequivocal confirmation of toxin identity...
July 20, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727808/automatic-mouse-ultrasound-detector-a-mud-a-new-tool-for-processing-rodent-vocalizations
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Sarah M Zala, Doris Reitschmidt, Anton Noll, Peter Balazs, Dustin J Penn
House mice (Mus musculus) emit complex ultrasonic vocalizations (USVs) during social and sexual interactions, which have features similar to bird song (i.e., they are composed of several different types of syllables, uttered in succession over time to form a pattern of sequences). Manually processing complex vocalization data is time-consuming and potentially subjective, and therefore, we developed an algorithm that automatically detects mouse ultrasonic vocalizations (Automatic Mouse Ultrasound Detector or A-MUD)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727097/evaluating-the-impact-of-breed-pregnancy-and-hair-coat-on-body-temperature-and-sweating-rate-of-hair-sheep-ewes-in-the-tropics
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R W Godfrey, W D Preston, S R Joseph, L LaPlace, P E Hillman, K G Gebremedhin, C N Lee, R J Collier
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of pregnancy, breed, and hair coat on body temperature and sweating rate (SR) of hair sheep. St. Croix White (STX; = 9) and Dorper × STX (DRPX; = 9) ewes (3.6 yr of age) were evaluated over 4 d at 126 d of gestation (PREG) and over 4 d at 46 d postpartum (OPEN) in the shade and sun and in the morning (AM; 0900 to 1200 h) and afternoon (PM; 1300 to 1600 h) after a 20 min acclimation to each condition on each day. Data loggers recorded vaginal temperature (VT) at 10-min intervals for 96 h...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721330/truebeam-radiosurgery-for-the-treatment-of-trigeminal-neuralgia-preliminary-results-at-a-single-institution
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Mena G Kerolus, Neilayan Sen, Sonal Mayekar, Alistar Templeton, Julius Turian, Aidnag Diaz, Lorenzo Munoz, Richard W Byrne, Sepehr Sani
INTRODUCTION: Radiosurgery is now an established method of satisfactory pain control in patients with trigeminal neuralgia (TN). The Varian Truebeam STx (Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, CA) linear accelerator (LINAC) system is an arc-based, frameless stereotactic radiosurgery system used for the treatment of TN. To our knowledge, there has been only one published series of patient histories that documents the use of a frameless LINAC system for the treatment of TN. We describe the treatment parameters, patient outcomes, and complications associated with the treatment of TN...
June 16, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718802/ouabain-protects-human-renal-cells-against-the-cytotoxic-effects-of-shiga-toxin-type-2-and-subtilase-cytotoxin
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María M Amaral, Magalí C Girard, Romina S Álvarez, Adrienne W Paton, James C Paton, Horacio A Repetto, Flavia Sacerdoti, Cristina A Ibarra
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is one of the most common causes of acute renal failure in children. The majority of cases are associated with Shiga toxin (Stx)-producing Escherichia coli (STEC). In Argentina, HUS is endemic and presents the highest incidence rate in the world. STEC strains expressing Stx type 2 (Stx2) are responsible for the most severe cases of this pathology. Subtilase cytotoxin (SubAB) is another STEC virulence factor that may contribute to HUS pathogenesis. To date, neither a licensed vaccine nor effective therapy for HUS is available for humans...
July 18, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716484/the-anti-tumor-activity-of-the-stat3-inhibitor-stx-0119-occurs-via-promotion-of-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocyte-accumulation-in-temozolomide-resistant-glioblastoma-cell-line
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Yasuto Akiyama, Chizu Nonomura, Tadashi Ashizawa, Akira Iizuka, Ryota Kondou, Haruo Miyata, Takashi Sugino, Koichi Mitsuya, Nakamasa Hayashi, Yoko Nakasu, Akira Asai, Mamoru Ito, Yoshio Kiyohara, Ken Yamaguchi
STAT3 is considered to be a key molecule to mediating tumor-induced immunosuppression in various manners at tumor sites, by acting through immune-regulatory cytokines derived from the tumor cells. Specific anti-STAT3 inhibitors have been developed using nude mouse models transplanted with human tumor cells. However, mouse systems cannot accurately represent the human immune response induced by STAT3 inhibitors, and more humanized therapeutic model based on human immune cells and tumors are needed. In the present study, an immune-deficient NOG mouse with the deletion of both MHC-class I and class II genes, an MHC-double knockout mouse (dKO-NOG), was developed and used to establish humanized immunotherapeutic model...
July 15, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713792/shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coii-in-slaughtered-pigs-and-pork-products
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Lia Bardasi, Roberta Taddei, Ilaria Fiocchi, Maria Francesca Pelliconi, Mattia Ramini, Elena Toschi, Giuseppe Merialdi
During the years 2015-2016, 83 faecal samples were collected at slaughter from pigs reared in farms located in Central-Northern Italy. During the years 2014-2016 a total of 562 pork products [465 not-readyto-eat (NRTE) and 97 ready-to-eat (RTE) products] were collected from retail outlets, large retailers and processing plants. The samples were analysed according to ISO TS 13136:2012. Out of 83 swine faecal samples, 77 (92.8%) resulted stx-positive by real time polymerase chain reaction (PCR), 5 stx2+ and 1 stx1+ Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) strains were isolated...
April 13, 2017: Italian Journal of Food Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711010/the-paralytic-shellfish-toxin-saxitoxin-enters-the-cytoplasm-and-induces-apoptosis-of-oyster-immune-cells-through-a-caspase-dependent-pathway
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Celina Abi-Khalil, Darren S Finkelstein, Genevieve Conejero, Justin Du Bois, Delphine Destoumieux-Garzon, Jean Luc Rolland
Exposure of the toxin-producing dinoflagellate Alexandrium catenella (A. catenella) was previously demonstrated to cause apoptosis of hemocytes in the oyster species Crassostrea gigas. In this work, a coumarin-labeled saxitoxin appeared to spread throughout the cytoplasm of the hemocytes. PSTs, including saxitoxin, were also shown to be directly responsible for inducing apoptosis in hemocytes, a process dependent on caspase activation and independent of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. A series of in vitro labelling and microscopy experiments revealed that STX and analogs there of induced nuclear condensation, phosphatidylserine exposure, membrane permeability, and DNA fragmentation of hemocytes...
July 8, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681807/spectrum-of-diarrhoeagenic-escherichia-coli-in-paediatric-population-suffering-from-diarrhoea-and-as-commensals-in-healthy-children
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Taru Singh, Shukla Das, V G Ramachandran, Sajad Ahmad Dar, K Snehaa, Rumpa Saha, Dheeraj Shah
BACKGROUND: Diarrhoeagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) is associated with early death of children in developing countries and are being identified now as an important evolving pathogen. The objective of this study was to perform multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for simultaneous detection of six categories of DEC in two sets of PCR reactions using 11 virulent genes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: During 1-year study period, forty isolates each from outpatient, inpatient and healthy groups were collected from children...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676828/prevalence-of-virulence-genes-associated-with-diarrheagenic-pathotypes-of-escherichia-coli-isolates-from-water-sediment-fish-and-crab-in-aby-lagoon-c%C3%A3-te-d-ivoire
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Ollo Kambire, Ama Antoinette Adingra, Konan Mathurin Yao, Rose Koffi-Nevry
This study was conducted to characterize virulence genes of Escherichia coli isolates from water, sediment, fish, and crab in Aby Lagoon. Serogrouping was performed by EPEC antisera in 113 E. coli strains. The presence of diarrhea-associated genes (eae, stx, AggR, elt, and est) was assessed by multiplex PCR using specific primers. Based on the multiplex PCR, sixty-two isolates (42 from water, 19 from sediment, and 1 from crab) were positive for virulence genes, including 34 positive for elt (ETEC), 46 positive for est (ETEC), 24 positive for both elt and est, 6 positive for stx (EHEC), 1 positive for both stx + est, and 1 positive for both stx + elt...
2017: International Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666901/characterization-of-the-effect-of-a-new-commercial-transmission-detector-on-radiation-therapy-beams
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Joey P Cheung, Angelica Perez-Andujar, Olivier Morin
PURPOSE: To evaluate the influence of a new commercial transmission detector on radiation therapy beams. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A transmission detector designed for online treatment monitoring was characterized on a TrueBeam STx linear accelerator with 6-MV, 6-flattening filter free, 10-MV, and 10-flattening filter free beams. Measurements of percentage depth doses, in-plane and cross-plane off-axis profiles at different depths, transmission factors, and skin dose were acquired with 3 × 3, 5 × 5, 10 × 10, 20 × 20, and 40 × 40 cm(2) field sizes at 100 cm and 80 cm source-to-surface distance (SSD)...
April 9, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661471/development-and-validation-of-a-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-method-coupled-with-dispersive-solid-phase-extraction-for-simultaneous-quantification-of-eight-paralytic-shellfish-poisoning-toxins-in-shellfish
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Xianli Yang, Lei Zhou, Yanglan Tan, Xizhi Shi, Zhiyong Zhao, Dongxia Nie, Changyan Zhou, Hong Liu
In this study, a high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS) method was developed for simultaneous determination of eight paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) toxins, including saxitoxin (STX), neosaxitoxin (NEO), gonyautoxins (GTX1-4) and the N-sulfo carbamoyl toxins C1 and C2, in sea shellfish. The samples were extracted by acetonitrile/water (80:20, v/v) with 0.1% formic and purified by dispersive solid-phase extraction (dSPE) with C18 silica and acidic alumina. Qualitative and quantitative detection for the target toxins were conducted under the multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) mode by using the positive electrospray ionization (ESI) mode after chromatographic separation on a TSK-gel Amide-80 HILIC column with water and acetonitrile...
June 29, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643674/microbiological-and-serological-control-of-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-in-kindergarten-staff-in-buenos-aires-city-and-suburban-areas
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Romina J Fernández-Brando, María Marta Amaral, Andrés E Ciocchini, Leticia V Bentancor, Jorge A Trelles, Marcelo Da Rocha, Martín Landriel, Mariana Ugarte, Gabriel Briones, Cristina Ibarra, Marina S Palermo
Shiga toxin (Stx)-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infections are implicated in the development of the life-threatening hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS). Despite the magnitude of the social and economic problems caused by HUS, no licensed vaccine or effective therapy is currently available for human use. Prevention of STEC infections continues being the most important measure to reduce HUS incidence. This is especially true for Argentina where HUS incidence among children is extremely high and shows an endemic pattern...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634805/comparative-prevalence-of-escherichia-coli-carrying-virulence-genes-and-class-1-and-2-integrons-in-sub-tropical-and-cool-temperate-freshwater
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Jatinder P S Sidhu, Paul Jagals, Amy Smith, Simon Toze
Aquatic environments are now recognized secondary habitat of potentially pathogenic Escherichia coli. In this study, PCR-based analyses were used to determine the phylogenetic composition and frequency of occurrence of eight clinically significant virulence genes (VGs) in E. coli isolates from sub-tropical Brisbane and cool temperate Tasmania freshwater in Australia. In Brisbane, non-commensal E. coli isolates belonging to the B2 and D phylogenetic group were dominant (72%). A significantly higher number (P < 0...
June 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625264/-suppressive-effect-of-corm-2-on-platelet-%C3%AE-granule-exocytosis-in-sepsis-via-snare-munc18b-complex-formation
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Mingfeng Zhuang, Bingwei Sun, Dadong Liu, Yuan Shi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the suppressive effect of carbon monoxide-releasing molecule II (CORM-2) on LPS induced platelet α-granule exocytosis in sepsis via soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attached protein receptor/mammalian uncoordinated 18b (SNARE/Munc18b) complex formation. METHODS: Blood was collected from healthy volunteers' cubital vein, then platelets were isolated by differential centrifugation. Platelets were randomly divided into 5 groups. The control group did not undergo any treatment, the LPS group received 10 mg/L LPS simulation, the CORM-2 group and iCORM-2 group underwent LPS simulation and immediate administration of CORM-2 (10 μmol/L and 50 μmol/L) or iCORM-2 (50 μmol/L), respectively...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616979/proposed-biotransformation-pathways-for-new-metabolites-of-paralytic-shellfish-toxins-based-on-field-and-experimental-mussel-samples
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Ling Ding, Jiangbing Qiu, Aifeng Li
A seafood poisoning event occurred in Qinhuangdao, China, in April 2016. Subsequently, the causative mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) were harvested and analyzed to reveal a high concentration [∼10 758 μg of saxitoxin (STX) equiv kg(-1)] of paralytic shellfish toxins (PSTs), including gonyautoxin (GTX)1/4 and GTX2/3, as well as new metabolites 11-hydroxy-STX (M2), 11,11-dihydroxy-STX (M4), open-ring 11,11-dihydroxy-STX (M6), 11-hydroxy-neosaxitoxin (NEO) (M8), and 11,11-dihydroxy-NEO (M10). To understand the origin and biotransformation pathways of these new metabolites, uncontaminated mussels (M...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614372/intestinal-organoids-model-human-responses-to-infection-by-commensal-and-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli
#18
Sayali S Karve, Suman Pradhan, Doyle V Ward, Alison A Weiss
Infection with Shiga toxin (Stx) producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 can cause the potentially fatal complication hemolytic uremic syndrome, and currently only supportive therapy is available. Lack of suitable animal models has hindered study of this disease. Induced human intestinal organoids (iHIOs), generated by in vitro differentiation of pluripotent stem cells, represent differentiated human intestinal tissue. We show that iHIOs with addition of human neutrophils can model E. coli intestinal infection and innate cellular responses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612590/treatment-planning-with-unflattened-as-compared-to-flattened-beams-for-bilateral-carcinoma-of-the-breast
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Suresh Tamilarasu, Madeswaran Saminathan, S K Sharma, Anjali P, Abhinav Dewan
Aim: To evaluate the plan quality of 6MV unflattened (UFB) and flattened beam (FB) photon energy using AAA dose calculation algorithms for volumetric arc therapy. Materials and Methods: Plans were generated for bilateral carcinoma of breast and the dose prescribed was 50.4Gy in 28 fractions. Two different plans were made for each patient using 6MV FB and 6MV UFB. Dose calculations were performed on an AAA dose calculation algorithm. Plans were generated on Eclipse TPS and were capable of being delivered with a true beam STx linear accelerator...
May 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611956/comparative-genomic-and-phylogenetic-analysis-of-a-shiga-toxin-producing-shigella-sonnei-stss-strain
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Domonkos Sváb, Balázs Bálint, Bálint Vásárhelyi, Gergely Maróti, István Tóth
Shigella strains are important agents of bacillary dysentery, and in recent years Shigella sonnei has emerged as the leading cause of shigellosis in industrialized and rapidly developing countries. More recently, several S. sonnei and Shigella flexneri strains producing Shiga toxin (Stx) have been reported from sporadic cases and from an outbreak in America. In the present study we aimed to shed light on the evolution of a recently identified Shiga toxin producing S. sonnei (STSS) isolated in Europe. Here we report the first completely assembled whole genome sequence of a multidrug resistant (MDR) Stx-producing S...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
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