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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815819/novel-consortium-of-klebsiella-variicola-and-lactobacillus-species-enhances-the-functional-potential-of-fermented-dairy-products-by-increasing-the-availability-of-branched-chain-amino-acids-and-the-amount-of-distinctive-volatiles
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H Rosales-Bravo, H C Morales-Torres, J Vázquez-Martínez, J Molina-Torres, V Olalde-Portugal, L P Partida-Martínez
AIMS: Identify novel bacterial taxa that could increase the availability of branched-chain amino acids and the amount of distinctive volatiles during skim milk fermentation. METHODS AND RESULTS: We recovered 344 bacterial isolates from stool samples of healthy and breastfed infants. Five were selected based on their ability to produce branched-chain amino acids. Three strains were identified as Escherichia coli, one as Klebsiella pneumoniae and other as Klebsiella variicola by molecular and biochemical methods...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814712/secondary-compound-hypothesis-revisited-selected-plant-secondary-metabolites-promote-bacterial-degradation-of-cis-1-2-dichloroethylene-cdce
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Serena Fraraccio, Michal Strejcek, Iva Dolinova, Tomas Macek, Ondrej Uhlik
Cis-1,2-dichloroethylene (cDCE), which is a common hazardous compound, often accumulates during incomplete reductive dechlorination of higher chlorinated ethenes (CEs) at contaminated sites. Simple monoaromatics, such as toluene and phenol, have been proven to induce biotransformation of cDCE in microbial communities incapable of cDCE degradation in the absence of other carbon sources. The goal of this microcosm-based laboratory study was to discover non-toxic natural monoaromatic secondary plant metabolites (SPMEs) that could enhance cDCE degradation in a similar manner to toluene and phenol...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803233/comprehensive-analysis-of-the-chemical-composition-and-in-vitro-cytotoxic-mechanisms-of-pallines-spinosa-flower-and-leaf-essential-oils-against-breast-cancer-cells
#3
Ayman M Saleh, Mahmoud A Al-Qudah, Amre Nasr, Sayed A Rizvi, Anwar Borai, Mustafa Daghistani
BACKGROUND/AIMS: In our quest for new natural anticancer agents, we studied the cytotoxicity of the essential oils extracted from flowers and leaves of Pallines spinosa. METHODS: The essential oils were extracted by hydrodistillation and solid phase microextraction (SPME) from flowers and leaves of the plant and their composition was determined by GC/GC-MS. The cytotoxicity of the oils was evaluated against MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 breast adenocarcinomas, and the non-cancerous MCF-10-2A cells, using a flow cytometry-based assay Apoptosis was evaluated by flow cytometry, nuclear staining, caspases activation, and Western blotting techniques, and cell cycle by measuring DNA contents...
August 11, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802526/sodium-hyaluronate-functionalized-urea-formaldehyde-monolithic-column-for-hydrophilic-in-tube-solid-phase-microextraction-of-melamine
#4
Jiabin Wang, Nan Jiang, Zhengmiao Cai, Wenbang Li, Jianhua Li, Xucong Lin, Zenghong Xie, Lijun You, Qiqing Zhang
A novel sodium hyaluronate-functionalized urea-formaldehyde (UF) monolithic column has been developed by in-situ polycondensation of urea, formaldehyde and sodium hyaluronate (HA). HA plays both the roles of crosslinking and hydrophilic functionalization. The preparation factors including different molecular weights of HA and different amounts of HA were optimized, and then a uniform monolith with satisfactory permeability and hydrophilic binding capacity was obtained. Due to the excellent hydrophilicity of HA, HA-functionalized UF monolith showed higher hydrophilic extraction efficiency than UF monolith, and was applied for hydrophilic in-tube solid-phase microextraction (SPME) of melamine (MEL)...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802017/volatile-composition-and-sensory-profile-of-shiitake-mushrooms-as-affected-by-drying-method
#5
Joanna Politowicz, Krzysztof Lech, Leontina Lipan, Adam Figiel, Ángel A Carbonell-Barrachina
BACKGROUND: One of the best preservation method for long-term storage is drying. In this work, the influence of different drying methods on aroma and sensory profile of shiitake mushroom was evaluated. The drying methods tested were: convective drying (CD), freeze-drying (FD), vacuum-microwave drying (VMD), and a combination of convective pre-drying and vacuum-microwave finish-drying (CPD-VMFD). RESULTS: The volatile composition of fresh and dried shiitake mushrooms was analyzed by SPME, GC-MS and GC-FID, and showed the presence of 71 volatile compounds, most of them present in all dried samples but with quantitative variation...
August 12, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783535/the-individual-contribution-of-starter-and-non-starter-lactic-acid-bacteria-to-the-volatile-organic-compound-composition-of-caciocavallo-palermitano-cheese
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Valeria Guarrasi, Ciro Sannino, Marta Moschetti, Adriana Bonanno, Antonino Di Grigoli, Luca Settanni
The contribution of two starter (Lactobacillus delbrueckii and Streptococcus thermophilus) and nine non-starter (Enterococcus casselliflavus, Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus durans, Enterococcus gallinarum, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus paracasei, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Pediococcus acidilactici and Pediococcus pentosaceus) species of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) to the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) of Caciocavallo Palermitano cheese was investigated. The strains used in this study were isolated during the production/ripening of the stretched cheese and tested in a cheese-based medium (CBM)...
July 31, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780451/laboratory-versus-field-soil-aging-impact-on-dde-bioavailability-and-sorption
#7
L Škulcová, Sarah E Hale, J Hofman, L Bielská
Solid-phase microextraction (SPME), XAD, and the sequential supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) were used to assess the influence of aging of p,p'-DDE in a laboratory contaminated soil for up to 730 days. The end points determined were the freely dissolved concentration (Cfree) using SPME, the potentially bioaccessible fraction (FXAD, %) and the distribution of p,p'-DDE among fast, moderate, and slow desorbing soil sites determined by three sequentially stronger SFE conditions. Cfree and FXAD decreased during the first 35 days of aging by up to 40%...
August 1, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764052/flavour-production-by-saprochaete-and-geotrichum-yeasts-and-their-close-relatives
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Eric Grondin, Alain Shum Cheong Sing, Steve James, Carmen Nueno-Palop, Jean Marie François, Thomas Petit
In this study, a total of 30 yeast strains belonging to the genera Dipodascus, Galactomyces, Geotrichum, Magnusiomyces and Saprochaete were investigated for volatile organic compound production using HS-SPME-GC/MS analysis. The resulting flavour profiles, including 36 esters and 6 alcohols compounds, were statistically evaluated by cluster and PCA analysis. Two main groups of strains were extracted from this analysis, namely a group with a low ability to produce flavour and a group producing mainly alcohols...
December 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758679/water-stress-and-ripeness-effects-on-the-volatile-composition-of-cabernet-sauvignon-wines
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M Inmaculada Talaverano, Cristina Ubeda, Alejandro Cáceres-Mella, M Esperanza Valdés, Claudio Pastenes, Álvaro Peña-Neira
BACKGROUND: Controlled water deficits affect grape berry physiology and the resulting wines, being the volatile composition one of the parameters affected. However, there is a potential disconnect between aromatic maturity and sugar accumulation. Accordingly, the effects of three different water status levels over two growing seasons (2014 and 2015) and two different harvest dates on the aroma compounds from Cabernet Sauvignon wines were studied. Volatile compounds were determined using HS-SPME coupled to GC/MS...
July 31, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754248/in-tube-solid-phase-microextraction-nano-liquid-chromatography-application-to-the-determination-of-intact-and-degraded-polar-triazines-in-waters-and-recovered-struvite
#10
P Serra-Mora, N Jornet-Martinez, Y Moliner-Martinez, P Campíns-Falcó
In-tube solid-phase microextraction (IT-SPME) coupled to miniaturized liquid chromatography (LC) techniques are attractive mainly due to the column efficiency improvement, sensitivity enhancement and reduction of solvent consumption. In addition, the nanomaterials based sorbents can play a key role in the improvement of the extraction efficiency taking into account their interesting physical and chemical properties. Thus, in this work the performance of IT-SPME coupled to nano LC (NanoLC) has been compared with the performance of IT-SPME coupled to capillary LC (CapLC) with similar configurations for the determination of polar triazines including their degradation products...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749560/arbuscular-mycorrhizal-fungi-alter-the-content-and-composition-of-secondary-metabolites-in-bituminaria-bituminosa-l
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Laura Pistelli, Virginia Ulivieri, Silvia Giovanelli, Luciano Avio, Manuela Giovannetti, Luisa Pistelli
Secondary metabolites may be affected by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), which are beneficial symbionts associated with the roots of most plant species. Bituminaria bituminosa (L.) C.H.Stirt is known as a source of several phytochemicals and therefore used in folk medicine as vulnerary, cicatrizing, disinfectant agent. Characteristic metabolites found in B. bituminosa are furanocoumarins and pterocarpans which are used in cosmetics and as chemotherapeutic agents. Here we address the question whether AMF inoculation may affect positively the synthesis of these phytochemicals...
July 27, 2017: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738652/volatile-composition-of-merlot-red-wine-and-its-contribution-to-the-aroma-optimization-and-validation-of-analytical-method
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Stefany Grützmann Arcari, Vinicius Caliari, Marla Sganzerla, Helena Teixeira Godoy
A methodology for the determination of volatile compounds in red wine using headspace solid phase microextraction (HS-SPME) combined with gas chromatography-ion trap/ mass spectrometry (GC-IT/MS) and flame ionization detector (GC -FID) was developed, validated and applied to a sample of Brazilian red wine. The optimization strategy was conducted using the Plackett-Burman design for variable selection and central composite rotational design (CCRD). The response surface methodology showed that the performance of the extraction of the volatile compounds using divinylbenzene/carboxen/polydimethylsiloxane (DVB/CAR/PDMS) fiber is improved with no sample dilution, the addition of 30% NaCl, applying an extraction temperature of 56°C and extraction time of 55min...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738585/ordered-mesoporous-silica-film-as-a-novel-fiber-coating-for-solid-phase-microextraction
#13
Hui Jiang, Jiansheng Li, Xingru Hu, Jinyou Shen, Xiuyun Sun, Weiqing Han, Lianjun Wang
Ordered mesoporous silica (OMS) film supported on anodized titanium wire was fabricated as a new solid phase microextraction (SPME) fiber for the extraction of chlorophenols (CPs) from aqueous media followed by the determination with gas chromatography flame ionization detection (GC-FID). The supported OMS film was prepared via a solvent evaporation-induced self-assembly approach (EISA) combined with dip-coating technology. Commonly used fragile fused silica fiber was replaced by anodized titanium wire. The coating materials were characterized by N2 adsorption-desorption, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and thermogravimetric (TG) analysis...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738583/application-of-headspace-and-direct-immersion-solid-phase-microextraction-in-the-analysis-of-organothiophosphates-related-to-the-chemical-weapons-convention-from-water-and-complex-matrices
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Marc André Althoff, Andreas Bertsch, Manfred Metzulat, Thomas M Klapötke, Konstantin L Karaghiosoff
The successful application of headspace (HS) and direct immersion (DI) solid phase microextraction (SPME) for the unambiguous identification and characterization of a series of toxic thiophosphate esters, such as Amiton (I), from aqueous phases and complex matrices (e.g. grass and foliage) has been demonstrated. A Thermo Scientific gas chromatograph (GC) - tandem mass spectrometer (MS/MS) system with a TriPlus RSH® autosampler and a SPME tool was used to investigate the effect of different parameters that influence the extraction efficiency: e...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737399/rapid-characterization-of-the-human-breast-milk-lipidome-using-a-solid-phase-microextraction-and-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-based-approach
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Dorota Garwolińska, Weronika Hewelt-Belka, Jacek Namieśnik, Agata Kot-Wasik
Human breast milk (HBM) is a biofluid consisting of various biomolecules such as proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, minerals and bioactive substances. Due to its unique and complex composition, HBM provides not only nutritional components required for the growth of the infant, but also additional protection against infections. Global insight into the composition of HBM is crucial to understanding the health benefits infants receive from breastfeeding and could be used to improve the composition of milk formula for babies that cannot be breastfed...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732946/effects-of-ultrasonic-treatment-on-the-maturation-of-zhenjiang-vinegar
#16
Zhenbin Wang, Tingting Li, Fengye Liu, Cunsheng Zhang, Haile Ma, Lin Wang, Shuai Zhao
High-quality vinegars are traditionally produced by aging them in barrels or bottles. However, these processes are very time-consuming. To accelerate of Zhenjiang vinegar maturation, the ultrasound was used to treat the steeped vinegar. Results showed that, the optimum ultrasonic power, time and ethanol addition for aging vinegar were determined to be 50W/100mL, 75min and 0.75% (V/V), respectively. Under the optimum experimental conditions, the total amino acid of fresh vinegar decreased from 1082.259mg/100mL to 871...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732812/extracts-and-compounds-active-on-trp-ion-channels-from-waldheimia-glabra-a-ritual-medicinal-plant-from-himalaya
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Annamaria Giorgi, Angela Bassoli, Gigliola Borgonovo, Sara Panseri, Alessandra Manzo, Daniela Pentimalli, Aniello Schiano Moriello, Luciano De Petrocellis
BACKGROUND: Waldheimia glabra (Decne.) Regel is a wild plant from the Himalayan Mountains, commonly known as Smooth Ground Daisy. This plant is traditionally used by local populations in religious rituals (incense) or in traditional herbal medicine to treat skin diseases, headache, joint pain and fever. In literature few data are available on the investigation of this aromatic plant. PURPOSE: The present work aims at deepening knowledge about the chemical composition of W...
August 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723190/in-search-of-the-ultimate-benzene-sensor-the-etqxbox-solution
#18
Jakub W Trzciński, Roberta Pinalli, Nicolò Riboni, Alessandro Pedrini, Federica Bianchi, Stefano Zampolli, Ivan Elmi, Chiara Massera, Franco Ugozzoli, Enrico Dalcanale
In this work we report a comprehensive study leading to the fabrication of a prototype sensor for environmental benzene monitoring. The required high selectivity and ppb-level sensitivity are obtained by coupling a silicon-integrated concentration unit containing the specifically designed EtQxBox cavitand to a miniaturized PID detector. In the resulting stand-alone sensor, the EtQxBox receptor acts at the same time as highly sensitive preconcentrator for BTEX and GC-like separation phase, allowing for the selective desorption of benzene over TEX...
April 28, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722154/application-of-headspace-solid-phase-microextraction-followed-by-gas-chromatography-coupled-with-mass-spectrometry-spme-gc-ms-to-determine-esters-of-carboxylic-acids-and-other-volatile-compounds-in-d-maculatus-and-d-ater-lipids
#19
Magdalena Cerkowniak, Mieczysława I Boguś, Emilia Włóka, Piotr Stepnowski, Marek Gołębiowski
A constant problem in veterinary medicine, human healthcare, agriculture, forestry or horticulture is the large number of pests, and the lack of effective methods to combat them which cause no harm to the rest of the environment. It is recommended and desired to reduce the use of chemicals and increase the use of agents based on the knowledge acquired in the field of biology, chemistry, and agrochemicals. To learn the defense mechanisms of insects we should consider not only the site of their physiological ability to protect against external factors (cuticle), but also check the possibility of chemical protection, formed by all compounds on the surface and in the body of insects...
July 19, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721422/towards-on-site-analysis-of-complex-matrices-by-solid-phase-microextraction-transmission-mode-coupled-to-a-portable-mass-spectrometer-via-direct-analysis-in-real-time
#20
Germán Augusto Gómez-Ríos, Tijana Vasiljevic, Emanuela Gionfriddo, Miao Yu, Janusz Pawliszyn
On-site screening for target analytes in complex matrices, such as biofluids and food specimens, not only requires reliable and portable analytical instrumentation, but also solvent-free and easy-to-use sampling/sample preparation approaches that allow analytes of interest to be isolated from such matrices. The integration of sampling devices with field deployable instruments should be as efficient as possible, and should aim to provide rapid, precise, and accurate results that enable quick on-site decision...
August 7, 2017: Analyst
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