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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938776/meta-analytic-study-of-organic-acids-as-an-alternative-performance-enhancing-feed-additive-to-antibiotics-for-broiler-chickens
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G V Polycarpo, I Andretta, M Kipper, V C Cruz-Polycarpo, J C Dadalt, P H M Rodrigues, R Albuquerque
The effect of organic acids as an alternative to antibiotics on the performance of broiler chickens was evaluated by meta-analysis, identifying and quantifying the main factors that influence results. A total of 51,960 broilers from 121 articles published between 1991 and 2016 were used. Interactions of additives [non-supplemented group (control), organic acids, and growth promoter antibiotics] with microbial challenge (with or without inoculation of pathogenic microorganisms) were studied on performance variables...
October 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938765/advanced-oxidation-process-sanitization-of-hatching-eggs-reduces-salmonella-in-broiler-chicks
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A C Rehkopf, J A Byrd, C D Coufal, T Duong
The microbial quality of eggs entering the hatchery is an important critical control point for biosecurity, pathogen reduction, and food safety programs in poultry production. Developing interventions to reduce Salmonella contamination of eggs is important to improving the microbial food safety of poultry and poultry products. The hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and ultraviolet light (UV) Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) has been previously demonstrated to be effective in reducing Salmonella on the surface of experimentally contaminated eggs...
October 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938539/dissemination-of-macrolides-fusidic-acid-and-mupirocin-resistance-among-staphylococcus-aureus-clinical-isolates
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Xingmei Liu, Shanshan Deng, Jinwei Huang, Yaling Huang, Yu Zhang, Qin Yan, Yanhong Wang, Yanyue Li, Chengfu Sun, Xu Jia
As an increasingly common cause of skin infections worldwide, the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) across China has not been well documented. This literature aims to study the resistance profile to commonly used antibiotics, including macrolides, fusidic acid (FA) and mupirocin, and its relationship to the genetic typing in 34 S. aureus strains, including 6 methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), isolated from a Chinese hospital. The MIC results showed 27 (79.4%), 1 (2.9%) and 6 (17...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938453/variable-effects-of-dietary-selenium-in-mice-that-spontaneously-develop-a-spectrum-of-thyroid-autoantibodies
#4
Sandra M McLachlan, Holly Aliesky, Bianca Banuelos, Shane S Que Hee, Basil Rapoport
Selenium (Se) is a critical element in thyroid function and variable dietary Se intake influences immunity. Consequently, dietary Se could influence development of thyroid autoimmunity and provide an adjunct to treat autoimmune thyroid dysfunction. NOD.H2h4 mice spontaneously develop autoantibodies to thyroglobulin (Tg) and thyroid peroxidase (TPO). This mouse strain expressing a human TSHR A-subunit transgene in the thyroid also develops pathogenic TSHR autoantibodies. In this report, we investigated whether dietary Se influences these immune processes...
August 25, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938402/the-pathophysiological-sequence-of-glucocorticoid-induced-osteonecrosis-of-the-femoral-head-in-male-mice
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Robert S Weinstein, Erin A Hogan, Michael J Borrelli, Serguei Liachenko, Charles A O'Brien, Stavros C Manolagas
In search of the sequence of pathogenic events leading to glucocorticoid-induced osteonecrosis, we determined the molecular, biomechanical, cellular, and vascular changes in the femur of C57BL/6 mice receiving prednisolone for 14, 28 or 42 days. The femoral head, but not the distal femur, of mice treated for 14 days showed a decrease in the expression of the hypoxia-inducible factor (Hif-1α) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), the number of osteoblasts, bone formation rate and strength and an increase in osteoclasts...
September 14, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938397/regulation-of-orbital-fibrosis-and-adipogenesis-by-pathogenic-th17-cells-in-graves-orbitopathy
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Sijie Fang, Yazhuo Huang, Sisi Zhong, Yangyang Li, Yidan Zhang, Yinwei Li, Jing Sun, Xingtong Liu, Yang Wang, Shuo Zhang, Tianle Xu, Xiaodong Sun, Ping Gu, Dan Li, Huifang Zhou, Bin Li, Xianqun Fan
Context: Th17 cells are correlated with many human autoimmune disorders including Graves' disease, and may play key roles in the pathogenesis of Graves' orbitopathy (GO). Objective: To study the phenotype of Th17 cells in patients with GO and healthy subjects, investigate the fibrosis and adipogenesis in orbital fibroblasts (OFs) modulated by IL-17A, and determine the interaction between Th17 cells and OFs. Design/Setting/Participants: Blood samples and orbital tissues from GO patients and healthy controls were collected...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938380/bacterial-keratitis-in-toronto-a-16-year-review-of-the-microorganisms-isolated-and-the-resistance-patterns-observed
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Alex L C Tam, Elie Côté, Mario Saldanha, Alejandro Lichtinger, Allan R Slomovic
PURPOSE: To review the incidence, distribution, current trends, and resistance patterns of bacterial keratitis isolates in Toronto over the past 16 years. METHODS: Microbiology records of suspected bacterial keratitis that underwent a diagnostic corneal scraping and cultures from January 1, 2000, through December 31, 2015, were retrospectively reviewed. The distribution of the main isolated pathogens and in vitro laboratory minimum inhibitory concentration testing results were used to identify resistance patterns...
September 21, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938260/cryptosporidium-species-are-frequently-present-but-rarely-detected-in-clinical-samples-from-children-with-diarrhea-in-a-developed-country
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Daniel M Skovgaards, Gitte N Hartmeyer, Marianne N Skov, Silje V Hoegh, Michael Kemp
Two studies were done on cryptosporidiosis in children. A retrospective survey showed that from 2005 to 2015 Cryptosporidium species was detected by microscopy of stool from 0.25% of children with diarrhea. In a subsequent prospective study PCR detected Cryptosporidium species in 4 (1,3%) of 304 children. Cryptosporidium species is as frequent as other intestinal pathogens in childhood diarrhea. Testing is relevant.
September 20, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938189/the-potent-suppressive-effect-of-%C3%AE-d-mannuronic-acid-m2000-on-molecular-expression-of-the-tlr-nf-kb-signaling-pathway-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-patients
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Maryam Roozbehkia, Mahdi Mahmoudi, Somaye Aletaha, Nima Rezaei, Mohammad Javad Fattahi, Fahimeh Jafarnezhad-Ansariha, Anis Barati, Abbas Mirshafiey
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease characterized by the inflammation of sacroiliac joints and axial skeleton. A combination of genetic, environmental and immunological factors are involved in AS's pathogenesis. TLRs are type I transmembrane glycoproteins that play a crucial role in the innate immune responses against invading pathogens. Observational studies have demonstrated a possible association between TLR dysregulation and AS. The β-d-mannuronic acid (M2000), as a novel NSAID with immunosuppressive property, has shown an inhibitory effect on Toll-like receptor (TLR) 2, 4 signaling in HEK293 cells...
September 19, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938057/outbreak-of-drepanopeziza-fungus-in-aspen-forests-and-variation-in-stand-susceptibility-leaf-functional-traits-compensatory-growth-and-phenology
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Anson C Call, Samuel B St Clair
In the spring of 2015, a severe outbreak of the necrotrophic pathogen Drepanopeziza (also known as Marssonina) spread across large portions of aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) forests in the western United States. Among adjacent stands, some were diseased and others were not. Drepanopeziza infection in diseased aspen stands stimulated compensatory growth of second-flush leaves at the top of the canopy. These patterns of infection provided an opportunity to characterize associations of pathogen infection and leaf functional traits...
September 1, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937999/structures-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-pentamers-insight-into-capsid-dissociation-and-unexpected-pentamer-reassociation
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Nayab Malik, Abhay Kotecha, Sarah Gold, Amin Asfor, Jingshan Ren, Juha T Huiskonen, Tobias J Tuthill, Elizabeth E Fry, David I Stuart
Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) belongs to the aphthovirus genus of the Picornaviridae, a family of small, icosahedral, non-enveloped, single-stranded RNA viruses. It is a highly infectious pathogen and is one of the biggest hindrances to the international trade of animals and animal products. FMDV capsids (which are unstable below pH6.5) release their genome into the host cell from an acidic compartment, such as that of an endosome, and in the process dissociate into pentamers. Whilst other members of the family (enteroviruses) have been visualized to form an expanded intermediate capsid with holes from which inner capsid proteins (VP4), N-termini (VP1) and RNA can be released, there has been no visualization of any such state for an aphthovirus, instead the capsid appears to simply dissociate into pentamers...
September 22, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937998/selection-of-dna-aptamers-specific-for-live-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Jennifer Soundy, Darren Day
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen that causes significant morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients, particular cystic fibrosis sufferers, burns victims, diabetics and neonates. It thrives in moist places where it forms biofilms that are exceedingly difficult to eradicate on hospital surfaces, in water supplies and implanted biomaterials. Using a live cell SELEX approach we selected DNA aptamers to P. aeruginosa grown as biofilms in microfluidic cells. From a pool of aptamer candidates showing tight binding a stem-loop structure was identified as being important for binding...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937980/methanobrevibacter-attenuation-via-probiotic-intervention-reduces-flatulence-in-adult-human-a-non-randomised-paired-design-clinical-trial-of-efficacy
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Minseok Seo, Jaeyoung Heo, Joon Yoon, Se-Young Kim, Yoon-Mo Kang, Jihyun Yu, Seoae Cho, Heebal Kim
TRIAL DESIGN: The aim of this study was to investigate which of the gut microbes respond to probiotic intervention, as well as study whether they are associated with gastrointestinal symptoms in a healthy adult human. For the experimental purpose, twenty-one healthy adults were recruited and received probiotic mixture, which is composed of five Lactobacilli strains and two Bifidobacteria strains, once a day for 60 days. Defecation survey and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis were conducted pre- and post-administration to measure phenotypic differences...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937904/periodontal-pathogen-colonization-in-young-children-by-pcr-quantification-a-longitudinal-survey
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Karine Takahashi, Robson Frederico Cunha, Elerson Gaetti Jardim Junior
INTRODUCTION: Periodontal diseases are among the leading causes of premature tooth loss in adults, but the microbiota associated with this problem is established over time in childhood. AIM: This longitudinal study aimed to verify the occurrence of periodontal pathogens in the oral cavity of children aged six, twelve, eighteen and twenty-four months through PCR quantification, correlating them with the oral microbiota of their mothers. STUDY DESIGN: Saliva and oral biofilm samples were collected from mothers and children by using sterilized paper points...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937854/probiotics-from-isolation-to-application
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Parisa Shokryazdan, Mohammad Faseleh Jahromi, Juan Boo Liang, Yin Wan Ho
Probiotics have become highly recognized as supplements for humans and animals because of their beneficial effects on health and well-being. The present review aims to provide an overview of different steps through which microbial strains become applicable probiotics in food and/or feed industries. Isolation of potential probiotic strains is the first step. Lactic acid bacteria are the most frequently used microorganisms as probiotics, which can be isolated from human, animal, plant, and environment. The next steps are identification of the isolates and characterization of them based on the main selection criteria for any potential probiotic microorganism, including resistance to gastric acidity and bile salt, adherence to mucus and/or intestinal epithelial cells and cell lines, and antimicrobial and antagonism activity against potentially pathogenic microbes...
September 22, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937583/infectious-bronchitis-virus-variants-molecular-analysis-and-pathogenicity-investigation
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REVIEW
Shu-Yi Lin, Hui-Wen Chen
Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) variants constantly emerge and pose economic threats to poultry farms worldwide. Numerous studies on the molecular and pathogenic characterization of IBV variants have been performed between 2007 and 2017, which we have reviewed herein. We noted that viral genetic mutations and recombination events commonly gave rise to distinct IBV genotypes, serotypes and pathotypes. In addition to characterizing the S1 genes, full viral genomic sequencing, comprehensive antigenicity, and pathogenicity studies on emerging variants have advanced our understanding of IBV infections, which is valuable for developing countermeasures against IBV field outbreaks...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937538/severe-neonatal-cholestasis-in-cerebrotendinous-xanthomatosis-genetics-immunostaining-mass-spectrometry
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Jing-Yu Gong, Kenneth D R Setchell, Jing Zhao, Wujuan Zhang, Brian Wolfe, Yi Lu, Karolin Lackner, A S Knisely, Neng-Li Wang, Chen-Zhi Hao, Mei-Hong Zhang, Jian-She Wang
OBJECTIVES: Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX) is caused by defects in sterol 27-hydroxylase (CYP27A1, encoded by CYP27A1), a key enzyme in the bile acid synthesis pathway. CTX usually presents as neurologic disease in adults or older children. The very rare reports of CTX manifest as neonatal cholestasis assess the cholestasis as transient, with patient survival. Our experience differs. METHODS: Homozygous or compound heterozygous CYP27A1 mutations were detected in 8 neonatal cholestasis patients by whole exome sequencing, panel sequencing, or Sanger sequencing...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937390/nonpigmented-strain-of-chromobacterium-violaceum-causing-neonatal-septicemia-a-rare-case-report
#18
Shreekant Tiwari, Swetalona Pattanaik, Siba Shankar Beriha
Human infection caused by Chromobacterium violaceum is rare but has got high fatality in septicemia. Nonpigmented strains of C. violaceum have been found similar in pathogenicity to pigmented strains. Pigment production is not an exclusive character of the genus Chromobacterium because around 9%-11% strains of C. violaceum are nonpigmented. Herewith, we report a nonpigmented strain of C. violaceum from a case of neonatal septicemia that was successfully treated with gentamicin plus imipenem.
July 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937231/pulmonary-surfactant-and-bacterial-lipopolysaccharide-the-interaction-and-its-functional-consequences
#19
M Kolomaznik, Z Nova, A Calkovska
The respiratory system is constantly exposed to pathogens which enter the lungs by inhalation or via blood stream. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS), also named endotoxin, can reach the airspaces as the major component of the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria, and lead to local inflammation and systemic toxicity. LPS affects alveolar type II (ATII) cells and pulmonary surfactant and although surfactant molecule has the effective protective mechanisms, excessive amount of LPS interacts with surfactant film and leads to its inactivation...
September 22, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937031/a-novel-agrn-mutation-leads-to-congenital-myasthenic-syndrome-only-affecting-limb-girdle-muscle
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Ying Zhang, Yi Dai, Jing-Na Han, Zhao-Hui Chen, Li Ling, Chuan-Qiang Pu, Li-Ying Cui, Xu-Sheng Huang
BACKGROUND: Congenital myasthenic syndromes (CMSs) are a group of clinically and genetically heterogeneous disorders caused by impaired neuromuscular transmission. The defect of AGRN was one of the causes of CMS through influencing the development and maintenance of neuromuscular transmission. However, CMS reports about this gene mutation were rare. Here, we report a novel homozygous missense mutation (c.5302G>C) of AGRN in a Chinese CMS pedigree. METHODS: We performed a detailed clinical assessment of a Chinese family with three affected members...
October 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
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