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Wenxia Wang, Xiaohong Gu, Lijun Zhou, Huihui Chen, Qingfei Zeng, Zhigang Mao
Antibiotics are widely used in aquaculture, however, this often results in undesirable ecological effects. To evaluate the occurrence, temporal variations, and ecological risk of antibiotics in five crab ponds of Lake Guchenghu Basin, China, 44 antibiotics from nine classes were analyzed by rapid resolution liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (RRLC-MS/MS). Twelve antibiotics belonging to six classes were detected in the aqueous phase of five crab ponds, among which sulfonamides and macrolides were the predominant classes, and six compounds (sulfamonomethoxine, sulfadiazine, trimethoprim, erythromycin-H₂O, monensin, and florfenicol) were frequently detected at high concentrations...
March 19, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
J N Reiners, J E Held, C L Wright, D W Brake
We conducted 2 experiments to determine lysine loss from 2 lipid-coated lysine products after mixing with silage. In our first experiment, we mixed 2 lipid-coated lysine products, crystalline lysine or crystalline lysine and amounts of lipid identical to amounts included in lipid-coated lysine products, with alfalfa or corn silage that had 2 different amounts of acidity. Lysine appeared to disassociate from lipid-coated lysine products in a nonlinear manner after mixing with either alfalfa or corn silage at different amounts of acidity...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
A W Tebbe, W P Weiss
Nutrient balance studies require measuring urine volume, and urinary excretion can be used to assess Mg bioavailability. A less laborious method than total collection of urine could make balance studies more feasible and expand the utility of using urinary Mg as an index of bioavailability, but the method needs to be accurate and sensitive. Sampling interval can affect accuracy because excretion must be at steady state. Two experiments were conducted to (1) determine whether urinary creatinine could be used to accurately estimate urinary output of nutrients markedly excreted via urine (N, K, Na, S, and Mg; experiment 1) and (2) determine the appropriate sampling schedule to evaluate Mg excretion after abrupt diet changes (experiment 2)...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
Catherine M Spirito, Sarah E Daly, Jeffrey J Werner, Largus T Angenent
The antibiotic monensin is fed to dairy cows to increase milk production efficiency. A fraction of this monensin is excreted into the cow manure. Previous studies have found that cow manure containing monensin can negatively impact the performance of anaerobic digesters, especially upon first introduction. Few studies have examined whether the anaerobic digester microbiome can adapt to monensin during the operating time. Here, we conducted a long-term, time-series study of four lab-scale anaerobic digesters fed with cow manure...
March 2, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Marina de Toledo Ferraz Dellias, Clóvis Daniel Borges, Mário Lúcio Lopes, Sandra Helena da Cruz, Henrique Vianna de Amorim, Siu Mui Tsai
Industrial ethanol fermentation is subject to bacterial contamination that causes significant economic losses in ethanol fuel plants. Chronic contamination has been associated with biofilms that are normally more resistant to antimicrobials and cleaning efforts than planktonic cells. In this study, contaminant species of Lactobacillus isolated from biofilms (source of sessile cells) and wine (source of planktonic cells) from industrial and pilot-scale fermentations were compared regarding their ability to form biofilms and their sensitivity to different antimicrobials...
February 24, 2018: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
Kentaro Oh-Hashi, Ayano Soga, Yoshihisa Naruse, Kanto Takahashi, Kazutoshi Kiuchi, Yoko Hirata
CREB3 is an ER membrane-bound transcription factor; however, post-translational regulation of CREB3, including expression, processing, and activation, is not fully characterized. We therefore constructed several types of mouse CREB3 expression genes and elucidated their expression in Neuro2a cells by treatment with stimuli and co-transfection with genes associated with ER-Golgi homeostasis, such as mutant Sar1 [H79G], GRP78, and KDEL receptor 1 (KDELR1). Interestingly, treatment of Neuro2a cells expressing Flag-tagged full-length CREB3 with monensin and nigericin induced the expression of the approximately 50 kDa N-terminal fragment; however, its cleavage was not parallel to the levels of GADD153 and LC3-II...
February 17, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Yuanhong Zhou, Qiang Liu, Xiangchen Dai, Yuling Yan, Ying Yang, Hua Li, Xiaoling Zhou, Wenqi Gao, Xiaolan Li, Zuyang Xi
Dormant tumor cells (DTCs) serve a crucial role in the pathogenesis of metastasis and may compromise the efficacy of existing therapeutic modalities aimed at fully eradicating cancer. However, the mechanisms underlying the dormant-to-proliferating switch of DTCs remain largely unknown. The lung is one of the most common sites of metastatic recurrence. The transdifferentiation of alveolar epithelial cells II (AEC IIs) to AEC Is is a hallmark of alveolar epithelial stimulation. However, the role of AEC II transdifferentiation during the reactivation of DTCs has not been fully elucidated...
February 6, 2018: Oncology Reports
M M McCarthy, T R Overton, G D Mechor, D E Bauman, T C Jenkins, D V Nydam
Fat is the most variable milk component, and maintaining milk fat continues to be a challenge on commercial dairy farms. Our objectives were to establish associations between herd-level risk factors for milk fat depression and bulk tank milk fat content in commercial dairy herds feeding monensin. Seventy-nine Holstein commercial dairy herds in the northeast and upper Midwestern United States were enrolled in an observational study. Data were collected on herd characteristics, total mixed ration (TMR) samples, all component silage samples, and bulk tank milk samples...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
Osman A Arikan, Walter Mulbry, Clifford Rice, Stephanie Lansing
There is growing concern about residual antibiotics and feed additives in the manure of treated animals because of the effects of these residues in the environment. Monensin is the most widely used ionophore coccidiostat in the U.S. The objective of this study was to determine the fate and effect of monensin during the anaerobic digestion of dairy manure. Duplicate plug flow field-scale digesters were operated using non-amended dairy manure and dairy manure amended with monensin to 1 and 10 mg/L for 56 days at 30°C at an organic loading rate of 1...
2018: PloS One
Thais Russo-Abrahão, Marco Antônio Lacerda-Abreu, Tainá Gomes, Daniela Cosentino-Gomes, Ayra Diandra Carvalho-de-Araújo, Mariana Figueiredo Rodrigues, Ana Carolina Leal de Oliveira, Franklin David Rumjanek, Robson de Queiroz Monteiro, José Roberto Meyer-Fernandes
BACKGROUND: Recent studies demonstrate that interstitial inorganic phosphate is significantly elevated in the breast cancer microenvironment as compared to normal tissue. In addition it has been shown that breast cancer cells express high levels of the NaPi-IIb carrier (SLC34A2), suggesting that this carrier may play a role in breast cancer progression. However, the biochemical behavior of inorganic phosphate (Pi) transporter in this cancer type remains elusive. METHODS: In this work, we characterize the kinetic parameters of Pi transport in the aggressive human breast cancer cell line, MDA-MB-231, and correlated Pi transport with cell migration and adhesion...
2018: PloS One
Devin B Holman, Edouard Timsit, Calvin W Booker, Trevor W Alexander
Beef cattle in North America that are deemed to be at high risk of developing bovine respiratory disease (BRD) are frequently administered a metaphylactic antibiotic injection to control the disease. Cattle may also receive in-feed antimicrobials to prevent specific diseases and ionophores to improve growth and feed efficiency. Presently, attempts to evaluate the effects that these medications have on antibiotic resistance in the bovine nasopharyngeal microbiota have been focused on culturable bacteria that are associated with BRD...
February 2018: Veterinary Microbiology
M Witzig, M Zeder, M Rodehutscord
This study examined whether the methane-decreasing effect of monensin (∼21%) and different hydrolysable tannins (24%-65%) during in vitro fermentation of grass silage was accompanied by changes in abundances of cellulolytics and methanogens. Samples of liquid (LAM) and solid (SAM) associated microbes were obtained from two rumen simulation technique experiments in which grass silage was either tested in combination with monensin (0, 2 or 4 mg d-1) or with different tannin extracts from chestnut, valonea, sumac and grape seed (0 or 1...
January 30, 2018: Anaerobe
Alicja Urbaniak, Magdalena Delgado, Michał Antoszczak, Adam Huczyński, Timothy C Chambers
Salinomycin (SAL) and monensin (MON) are polyether ionophore antibiotics commonly used in veterinary medicine. They are known from their anti-cancer activity against various types of cancer cells, including those that display multi-drug resistance as well as cancer stem cells. In order to increase the biological activity profile and reduce toxicity against normal cells, while retaining the activities in the micromolar range, a library of ester and amide derivatives of SAL was synthesized and previously reported...
January 19, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Nassim Mahtal, Clémence Brewee, Sylvain Pichard, Orane Visvikis, Jean-Christophe Cintrat, Julien Barbier, Emmanuel Lemichez, Daniel Gillet
The Cytotoxic Necrotizing Factor 1 (CNF1) is a toxin produced by pathogenic strains of Escherichia coli responsible for extra-intestinal infections. CNF1 deamidates Rac1, thereby triggering its permanent activation, and worsening inflammatory reactions. Activated Rac1 is prone to proteasomal degradation. There is no targeted therapy against CNF1, despite its clinical relevance. In this work, we developed a fluorescent, cell-based immunoassay to screen for inhibitors of CNF1-induced Rac1 degradation among 1,120 mostly approved drugs...
January 23, 2018: ChemMedChem
Jerod J Hurst, Josh S Wallace, Diana S Aga
Ionophore antimicrobials are heavily used in the livestock industries, both for preventing animal infection by coccidia protozoa and for increasing feed efficiency. Ionophores are excreted mostly unmetabolized and are released into the environment when manure is land-applied to fertilize croplands. Here, an analytical method was optimized to study the occurrences of five ionophore residues (monensin, lasalocid, maduramycin, salinomycin, and narasin) in dairy manure after solid-liquid separation and further treatment of the liquid manure by a membrane-based treatment system...
January 9, 2018: Chemosphere
M Akbarian-Tefaghi, E Ghasemi, M Khorvash
This study evaluated the supplementation effects of three herbal plants (thyme [THY], eucalyptus [EUC] and celery [CEL]), a commercial phytogenic additive ‎containing essential oils (PFA-EO, Digestarom® P.E.P.) and monensin (MON) in calf starter on performance, rumen fermentation and blood metabolites during pre- (days 3-55) and post-weaning (days 56-70). Sixty-six Holstein dairy calves (3 days of age, 41.2 ± 3 kg of BW) were allocated to one of six starters supplemented with: (i) no additives (CON), (ii) MON (30 mg/kg), (iii) THY (23 g/kg), (iv) CEL (23 g/kg), (v) EUC (23 g/kg) and (vi) PFA-EO (3 g/kg)...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
Juan I Sbodio, Solomon H Snyder, Bindu D Paul
Golgi stress response is emerging as a physiologic process of comparable importance to endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and mitochondrial stress responses. However, unlike ER stress, the identity of the signal transduction pathway involved in the Golgi stress response has been elusive. We show that the Golgi stressor monensin acts via the PKR-like ER kinase/Activating Transcription Factor 4 pathway. ATF4 is the master regulator of amino acid metabolism, which is induced during amino acid depletion and other forms of stress...
January 9, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Leonardo Frasson Reis, Rejane Santos Sousa, Francisco Leonardo Costa Oliveira, Frederico Augusto Mazzocca Lopes Rodrigues, Carolina Akiko Sato Cabral Araújo, Enoch Brandão Souza Meira-Júnior, Raimundo Alves Barrêto-Júnior, Clara Satsuki Mori, Antonio Humberto Hamad Minervino, Enrico Lippi Ortolani
BACKGROUND: Acute ruminal lactic acidosis (ARLA) is a major nutritional and metabolic disorder usually characterized by excessive or non-adapted intake of diets rich in nonstructural carbohydrates. Feed additives that regulate the ruminal environment have been used to prevent ARLA, such as ionophores and, more recently, yeast culture. Thus, we aimed to compare the efficacy of a yeast-based culture (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) with that of monensin sodium in the prevention of ARLA in sheep...
January 9, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
Fan Xu, Huihai Zhong, Ya Chang, Dongdong Li, Hongyue Jin, Meng Zhang, Huiyuan Wang, Chen Jiang, Youqing Shen, Yongzhuo Huang
Chemoresistance remains a formidable hurdle against cancer therapy. Seeking for novel therapy strategies is an urgent need for those who no longer benefit from chemotherapy. Chemoresistance is usually associated with the dysfunction of intrinsic apoptosis. Targeting extrinsic apoptosis via TRAIL signaling and the death receptors could be a potential solution to treat chemoresistant cancer. A highly biocompatible nano system for codelivery of the TRAIL DNA and the death receptor sensitizer monensin was developed, in which low-molecular-weight PEI (LMW-PEI) was crosslinked by the sulfhydryl cyclodextrin via disulfide bonds, and then bound with DNA, thus forming the bioreducible polyplex cores...
December 22, 2017: Biomaterials
A W Tebbe, D J Wyatt, W P Weiss
The interaction of monensin and 2 supplemental Mg sources (MgO and MgSO4) on total-tract digestion of minerals and organic nutrients and milk production was evaluated in lactating dairy cattle. Eighteen multiparous Holstein cows (139 ± 35 DIM) were used in a split-plot experiment with 0 or 14 mg/kg diet DM of monensin as the whole-plot treatments and Mg source as split-plot treatments. During the entire experiment (42 d), cows remained on the same monensin treatment but received a different Mg source in each period (21 d) of the Latin square...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
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