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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446233/no-impact-of-strongylid-infections-on-the-detection-of-plasmodium-spp-in-faeces-of-western-lowland-gorillas-and-eastern-chimpanzees
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Mwanahamisi I Mapua, Barbora Pafčo, Jade Burgunder, Ilona Profousová-Pšenková, Angelique Todd, Chie Hashimoto, Moneeb A Qablan, David Modrý, Klára J Petrželková
BACKGROUND: Although a high genetic diversity of Plasmodium spp. circulating in great apes has been revealed recently due to non-invasive methods enabling detection in faecal samples, little is known about the actual mechanisms underlying the presence of Plasmodium DNA in faeces. Great apes are commonly infected by strongylid nematodes, including hookworms, which cause intestinal bleeding. The impact of strongylid infections on the detection of Plasmodium DNA in faeces was assessed in wild, western, lowland gorillas from Dzanga Sangha Protected Areas, Central African Republic and eastern chimpanzees from Kalinzu Forest Reserve, Uganda...
April 26, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434228/rapid-biodegradation-of-the-herbicide-2-4-dichlorophenoxyacetic-acid-by-cupriavidus-gilardii-t-1
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Xiangwei Wu, Wenbo Wang, Junwei Liu, Dandan Pan, Xiaohui Tu, Pei Lv, Yi Wang, Haiqun Cao, Yawen Wang, Rimao Hua
Phytotoxicity and environmental pollution of residual herbicides have caused much public concern during the past several decades. An indigenous bacterial strain capable of degrading 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), designated T-1, was isolated from soybean field soil and identified as Cupriavidus gilardii. The strain T-1 degraded 2,4-D 3.39 times faster than the model strain Cupriavidus necator JMP134. T-1 could also efficiently degrade 2-methyl-4-chloro-phenoxyacetic acid (MCPA), MCPA isooctyl ester, and 2-(2,4-dicholrophenoxy)-propionic acid (2,4-DP)...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401146/effects-of-bunch-rot-botrytis-cinerea-and-powdery-mildew-erysiphe-necator-fungal-diseases-on-wine-aroma
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Angela Lopez Pinar, Doris Rauhut, Ernst Ruehl, Andrea Buettner
This study aimed to characterize the effects of bunch rot and powdery mildew on the primary quality parameter of wine, the aroma. The influence of these fungal diseases was studied by comparative Aroma Extract Dilution Analyses (AEDA) and sensory tests. The effect of bunch rot was investigated on three grape varieties, namely White Riesling, Red Riesling and Gewürztraminer and that of powdery mildew on the hybrid Gm 8622-3; thereby, samples were selected that showed pronounced cases of infection to elaborate potential currently unknown effects...
2017: Frontiers in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390393/regulatory-monocytes-in-helminth-infections-insights-from-the-modulation-during-human-hookworm-infection
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Lívia Silva Araújo Passos, Pedro Henrique Gazzinelli-Guimarães, Tiago Antônio de Oliveira Mendes, Ana Clara Gazzinelli Guimarães, Denise da Silveira Lemos, Natasha Delaqua Ricci, Ricardo Gonçalves, Daniella Castanheira Bartholomeu, Ricardo Toshio Fujiwara, Lilian Lacerda Bueno
BACKGROUND: While the macrophage polarization is well characterized in helminth infections, the natural heterogeneity of monocytes with multiple cell phenotypes might influence the outcome of neglected diseases, such hookworm infection. Here, we report the profile of monocytes in human hookworm infections as a model to study the regulatory subpopulation of monocytes in helminth infections. METHODS: Blood samples were collected from 19 Necator americanus-infected individuals and 13 healthy individuals...
April 8, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385521/acid-pretreatment-and-enzymatic-saccharification-of-brown-seaweed-for-polyhydroxybutyrate-phb-production-using-cupriavidus-necator
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Nahid Azizi, Ghasem Najafpour, Habibollah Younesi
The brown seaweed Sargassum sp. was used as a feedstock to produce polyhydroxybutyarte (PHB) using Cupriavidus necator PTCC 1615. In order to release monomeric sugars, dilute acid hydrolysis of Sargassum sp. biomass was followed by enzymatic saccharification. In addition, the effect of different nitrogen sources was evaluated for PHB production. The fermentation of hydrolysate with the ammonium sulfate as selected nitrogen source resulted PHB yield of 0.54±0.01g/g reducing sugar. Then, NaCl was used as external stress factor which was added to the media...
April 3, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369599/ring-h2-type-e3-gene-vprh2-from-vitis-pseudoreticulata-improves-resistance-to-powdery-mildew-by-interacting-with-vpgrp2a
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Lei Wang, Xiaoqing Xie, Wenkong Yao, Jie Wang, Fuli Ma, Chen Wang, Yazhou Yang, Weihuo Tong, Jianxia Zhang, Yan Xu, Xiping Wang, Chaohong Zhang, Yuejin Wang
Grapevine is one of the world's most important fruit crops. European cultivated grape species have the best fruit quality but show almost no resistance to powdery mildew (PM). PM caused by Uncinula necator is a harmful disease that has a significant impact on the economic value of the grape crop. In this study, we examined a RING-H2-type ubiquitin ligase gene VpRH2 that is associated with significant PM-resistance of Chinese wild-growing grape Vitis pseudoreticulata accession Baihe-35-1. The expression of VpRH2 was clearly induced by U...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356887/pre-test-and-post-test-applications-to-shape-the-education-of-phlebotomists-in-a-quality-management-program-an-experience-in-a-training-hospital
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Güzin Aykal, Mustafa Keşapli, Özgür Aydin, Hatice Esen, Ayşenur Yeğin, Faruk Güngör, Necat Yilmaz
BACKGROUND: After the introduction of modern laboratory instruments and information systems, preanalytic phase is the new field of battle. Errors in preanalytical phase account for approximately half of total errors in clinical laboratory. The objective of this study was to share an experience of an education program that was believed to be successful in decreasing the number of rejected samples received from the Emergency Department (ED). METHODS: An education program about laboratory procedures, quality requirements in the laboratory, patient and health-care worker safety was planned by the quality team to be performed on 36 people who were responsible for sample collection in the ED...
September 2016: Journal of Medical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349670/metabolic-engineering-to-expand-the-substrate-spectrum-of-pseudomonas-putida-toward-sucrose
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Hannes Löwe, Lukas Schmauder, Karina Hobmeier, Andreas Kremling, Katharina Pflüger-Grau
Sucrose is an important disaccharide used as a substrate in many industrial applications. It is a major component of molasses, a cheap by-product of the sugar industry. Unfortunately, not all industrially relevant organisms, among them Pseudomonas putida, are capable of metabolizing sucrose. We chose a metabolic engineering approach to circumvent this blockage and equip P. putida with the activities necessary to consume sucrose. Therefore, we constructed a pair of broad-host range mini-transposons (pSST - sucrose splitting transposon), carrying either cscA, encoding an invertase able to split sucrose into glucose and fructose, or additionally cscB, encoding a sucrose permease...
March 27, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346536/water-sanitation-and-hygiene-wash-and-environmental-risk-factors-for-soil-transmitted-helminth-intensity-of-infection-in-timor-leste-using-real-time-pcr
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Suzy J Campbell, Susana V Nery, Rebecca Wardell, Catherine A D'Este, Darren J Gray, James S McCarthy, Rebecca J Traub, Ross M Andrews, Stacey Llewellyn, Andrew J Vallely, Gail M Williams, Archie C A Clements
BACKGROUND: No investigations have been undertaken of risk factors for intensity of soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infection in Timor-Leste. This study provides the first analysis of risk factors for intensity of STH infection, as determined by quantitative PCR (qPCR), examining a broad range of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and environmental factors, among communities in Manufahi District, Timor-Leste. METHODS: A baseline cross-sectional survey of 18 communities was undertaken as part of a cluster randomised controlled trial, with additional identically-collected data from six other communities...
March 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336269/epidemiology-of-polyparasitism-with-taenia-solium-schistosomes-and-soil-transmitted-helminths-in-the-co-endemic-village-of-malanga-democratic-republic-of-congo
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Joule Madinga, Katja Polman, Kirezi Kanobana, Lisette van Lieshout, Eric Brienen, Nicolas Praet, Constantin Kabwe, Sarah Gabriël, Pierre Dorny, Pascal Lutumba, Niko Speybroeck
Helminth co-infections are common in sub-Saharan Africa. However, little is known about the distribution and determinants of co-infections with Taenia solium taeniasis/cysticercosis. Building on a previous community-based study on human cysticercosis in Malanga village, we investigated co-infections with Taenia solium, soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) and Schistosoma spp and associated risk factors in a random subsample of 330 participants. Real time PCR assays were used to detect DNA of soil-transmitted helminths (STHs), T...
March 20, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319674/assessment-of-circulating-betatrophin-concentrations-in-lean-glucose-tolerant-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Onur Erol, Mustafa Kemal Özel, Hamit Yaşar Ellidağ, Tayfun Toptaş, Aysel Uysal Derbent, Necat Yılmaz
The aims of the current study were to investigate the betatrophin levels in lean glucose-tolerant women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and to explore the relationships between these levels and antropometric, hormonal and metabolic parameters. The study population consisted of 50 lean (body mass index [BMI] < 25 kg/m(2)) women diagnosed with PCOS using the Rotterdam criteria, and 60 age- and BMI-matched healthy controls without any features of clinical or biochemical hyperandrogenism. Before recruitment, glucose tolerance was evaluated in all of the subjects using the 2-h 75 g oral glucose-tolerance test, and only those exhibiting normal glucose tolerance were enrolled...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318177/can-soluble-transferrin-receptor-be-used-in-diagnosing-iron-deficiency-anemia-and-assessing-iron-response-in-infants-with-moderate-acute-malnutrition
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Bahar Büyükkaragöz, Necat A Akgun, Ayse D Bulus, Sultan Durmus Aydogdu, Cengiz Bal
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR) in diagnosing iron deficiency anemia (IDA) and evaluating iron response in infants with moderate acute malnutrition (MAM). POPULATION AND METHODS: Infants with hemoglobin (Hb) levels lower than threshold values for anemia for their ages and hypochromic/ microcytic anemia on peripheral smear were recruited. MAM was defined as weight/height z score < -2 to -3. Complete blood count (CBC), iron parameters and sTfR were compared among 41 infants with MAM and anemia (MA group), 32 infants with anemia without MAM (group A), and healthy controls (n= 30)...
April 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290266/improved-diagnosis-of-trichuris-trichiura-by-using-a-bead-beating-procedure-on-ethanol-preserved-stool-samples-prior-to-dna-isolation-and-the-performance-of-multiplex-real-time-pcr-for-intestinal-parasites
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Maria M M Kaisar, Eric A T Brienen, Yenny Djuardi, Erliyani Sartono, Maria Yazdanbakhsh, Jaco J Verweij, Taniawati Supali, Lisette VAN Lieshout
For the majority of intestinal parasites, real-time PCR-based diagnosis outperforms microscopy. However, the data for Trichuris trichiura have been less convincing and most comparative studies have been performed in populations with low prevalence. This study aims to improve detection of T. trichuria DNA in human stool by evaluating four sample preparation methods. Faecal samples (n = 60) were collected at Flores island, Indonesia and examined by microscopy. Aliquots were taken and a bead-beating procedure was used both on directly frozen stool and on material preserved with 96% ethanol...
March 14, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289269/epidemiological-investigation-of-parasitic-infection-of-schoolchildren-from-six-elementary-schools-in-sakon-nakhon-province-thailand
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Ryuichi Doi, Makoto Itoh, Somchai Chakhatrakan, Shoji Uga
We conducted an epidemiological study of intestinal parasitic infection in 572 schoolchildren aged 4 to 12 years old from six elementary schools in Sakon Nakhon Province, Thailand from June 2013 to August 2014. We collected fecal, blood, and urine samples to investigate parasitic infection and conducted a questionnaire survey. Soil samples were examined for egg contamination. Fecal examination, using the formalin-ether sedimentation method, revealed that 39% of schoolchildren were infected with eight genera and eight species of parasites; three nematodes, two trematodes, one cestode, and two protozoa...
February 15, 2017: Kobe Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222192/blastocystis-subtyping-and-its-association-with-intestinal-parasites-in-children-from-different-geographical-regions-of-colombia
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Juan David Ramírez, Carolina Flórez, Mario Olivera, María Consuelo Bernal, Julio Cesar Giraldo
Blastocystis is a common enteric protist colonizing probably more than 1 billion people with a large variety of non-human hosts. Remarkable genetic diversity has been observed, leading to the subdivision of the genus into multiple subtypes (ST), some of which are exclusively found in non-human hosts. The aim of this study was to determine the distribution of Blastocystis STs/18S alleles in symptomatic (abdominal pain, anal pruritus, diarrhea, headache, nauseas and/or vomit) and asymptomatic children from nine geographical regions of Colombia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214519/detection-and-quantification-of-soil-transmitted-helminths-in-environmental-samples-a-review-of-current-state-of-the-art-and-future-perspectives
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Isaac Dennis Amoah, Gulshan Singh, Thor Axel Stenström, Poovendhree Reddy
It is estimated that over a billion people are infected with soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) globally with majority occurring in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The roundworm (Ascaris lumbricoides), whipworm (Trichuris trichiura), and hookworms (Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus) are the main species infecting people. These infections are mostly gained through exposure to faecally contaminated water, soil or contaminated food and with an increase in the risk of infections due to wastewater and sludge reuse in agriculture...
May 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212668/association-of-community-sanitation-usage-with-soil-transmitted-helminth-infections-among-school-aged-children-in-amhara-region-ethiopia
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William E Oswald, Aisha E P Stewart, Michael R Kramer, Tekola Endeshaw, Mulat Zerihun, Berhanu Melak, Eshetu Sata, Demelash Gessese, Tesfaye Teferi, Zerihun Tadesse, Birhan Guadie, Jonathan D King, Paul M Emerson, Elizabeth K Callahan, Matthew C Freeman, W Dana Flanders, Thomas F Clasen, Christine L Moe
BACKGROUND: Globally, in 2010, approximately 1.5 billion people were infected with at least one species of soil-transmitted helminth (STH), Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, hookworm (Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus). Infection occurs through ingestion or contact (hookworm) with eggs or larvae in the environment from fecal contamination. To control these infections, the World Health Organization recommends periodic mass treatment of at-risk populations with deworming drugs...
February 17, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192438/advances-in-neglected-tropical-disease-vaccines-developing-relative-potency-and-functional-assays-for-the-na-gst-1-alhydrogel-hookworm-vaccine
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Jill B Brelsford, Jordan L Plieskatt, Anna Yakovleva, Amar Jariwala, Brian P Keegan, Jin Peng, Pengjun Xia, Guangzhao Li, Doreen Campbell, Maria Victoria Periago, Rodrigo Correa-Oliveira, Maria Elena Bottazzi, Peter J Hotez, David Diemert, Jeffrey M Bethony
A new generation of vaccines for the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) have now advanced into clinical development, with the Na-GST-1/Alhydrogel Hookworm Vaccine already being tested in Phase 1 studies in healthy adults. The current manuscript focuses on the often overlooked critical aspects of NTD vaccine product development, more specifically, vaccine stability testing programs. A key measure of vaccine stability testing is "relative potency" or the immunogenicity of the vaccine during storage. As with most NTD vaccines, the Na-GST-1/Alhydrogel Hookworm Vaccine was not developed by attenuation or inactivation of the pathogen (Necator americanus), so conventional methods for measuring relative potency are not relevant for this investigational product...
February 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180198/color-doppler-ultrasound-characteristics-after-subinguinal-microscopic-varicocelectomy
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Murat Akand, Mustafa Koplay, Necat Islamoglu, Emre Altintas, Ozcan Kilic, Murat Gul, Haluk Kulaksizoglu, Mesut Sivri, Serdar Goktas
AIM: The present study evaluated the effect of differences in the peak systolic velocity (PSV) and resistive index (RI) in the testicular artery (TA), capsular artery (CA), and intratesticular artery (ITA) after microscopic subinguinal varicocelectomy (MSV) on postoperative pain and semen parameters. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Scrotal color Doppler ultrasound (CDUS) measurements were made in 33 patients (age 18-31 years) prior to MSV and 3 and 6 months after MSV. Pain was recorded using a visual analog scale and sperm concentration was determined to analyze the predictive value of the CDUS parameters regarding surgical outcome...
January 31, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156050/evaluation-of-a-decision-support-strategy-for-the-control-of-powdery-mildew-erysiphe-necator-schw-burr-in-grapevine-in-the-central-region-of-chile
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Héctor Valdés-Gómez, Miguel Araya-Alman, Carolina Pañitrur-De la Fuente, Nicolás Verdugo-Vásquez, Mauricio Lolas, César Acevedo-Opazo, Christian Gary, Agnès Calonnec
BACKGROUND: The primary strategy to control powdery mildew in Chilean vineyards involves periodic fungicide spraying, which may lead to many environmental and human health risks. This study aimed to implement and evaluate the effectiveness and economic feasibility of a novel Decision Support Strategy (DSS) to limit the number of treatments against this pathogen. An experiment was conducted between the 2010 and 2013 seasons in two irrigated vine fields, one containing a cultivar of Cabernet Sauvignon (CS) and another of Chardonnay (CH)...
February 3, 2017: Pest Management Science
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