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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350842/from-grey-to-green-efficacy-of-eco-engineering-solutions-for-nature-based-coastal-defence
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Rebecca L Morris, Teresa M Konlechner, Marco Ghisalberti, Stephen E Swearer
Climate change is increasing the threat of erosion and flooding along coastlines globally. Engineering solutions (e.g. seawalls and breakwaters) in response to protecting coastal communities and associated infrastructure are increasingly becoming economically and ecologically unsustainable. This has led to recommendations to create or restore natural habitats, such as sand dunes, saltmarsh, mangroves, seagrass and kelp beds, and coral and shellfish reefs, to provide coastal protection in place of (or to complement) artificial structures...
January 19, 2018: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349550/recombinase-polymerase-amplification-combined-with-lateral-flow-dipstick-for-equipment-free-detection-of-salmonella-in-shellfish
#2
Weifang Gao, Hailong Huang, Peng Zhu, Xiaojun Yan, Jianzhong Fan, Jinpo Jiang, Jilin Xu
Salmonella is a major pathogen that causes acute foodborne outbreaks worldwide. Seafood, particularly shellfish, is a proven source of Salmonella spp. infection because many people prefer to eat it raw or lightly cooked. However, traditional identification methods are too time-consuming and complex to detect contamination of bacteria in the food chain in a timely manner, and few studies have aimed to identify Salmonella in shellfish early in the supply chain. We herein developed a method for rapid detection of Salmonella in shellfish based on the method of recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) combined with lateral flow dipstick (LFD), which targets the invasion gene A (invA)...
January 18, 2018: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342840/evaluation-of-rapid-early-warning-approaches-to-track-shellfish-toxins-associated-with-dinophysis-and-alexandrium-blooms
#3
Theresa K Hattenrath-Lehmann, Mark W Lusty, Ryan B Wallace, Bennie Haynes, Zhihong Wang, Maggie Broadwater, Jonathan R Deeds, Steve L Morton, William Hastback, Leonora Porter, Karen Chytalo, Christopher J Gobler
Marine biotoxin-contaminated seafood has caused thousands of poisonings worldwide this century. Given these threats, there is an increasing need for improved technologies that can be easily integrated into coastal monitoring programs. This study evaluates approaches for monitoring toxins associated with recurrent toxin-producing Alexandrium and Dinophysis blooms on Long Island, NY, USA, which cause paralytic and diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (PSP and DSP), respectively. Within contrasting locations, the dynamics of pelagic Alexandrium and Dinophysis cell densities, toxins in plankton, and toxins in deployed blue mussels (Mytilus edulis) were compared with passive solid-phase adsorption toxin tracking (SPATT) samplers filled with two types of resin, HP20 and XAD-2...
January 13, 2018: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341219/current-knowledge-of-nocardiosis-in-teleost-fish
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S Maekawa, T Yoshida, P-C Wang, S-C Chen
Nocardia sp. is the causative agent of nocardiosis, a lethal granulomatous disease of the skin, muscle, and various inner tissues affecting various teleost and shellfish. Four species of Nocardia have been isolated from diseased fish and shellfish, namely Nocardia asteroides, Nocardia seriolae, Nocardia salmonicida and Nocardia crassostreae. Therefore, in fish aquaculture, nocardiosis has caused severe economic losses, especially in the Asian region. Considerable research has been performed, since the first report of identified Nocardia sp...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340947/the-impact-of-depuration-on-mussel-hepatopancreas-bacteriome-composition-and-predicted-metagenome
#5
J A Rubiolo, A Lozano-Leon, R Rodriguez-Souto, N Fol Rodríguez, M R Vieytes, L M Botana
Due to the rapid elimination of bacteria through normal behaviour of filter feeding and excretion, the decontamination of hazardous contaminating bacteria from shellfish is performed by depuration. This process, under conditions that maximize shellfish filtering activity, is a useful method to eliminate microorganisms from bivalves. The microbiota composition in bivalves reflects that of the environment of harvesting waters, so quite different bacteriomes would be expected in shellfish collected in different locations...
January 17, 2018: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335824/broad-spectrum-resistance-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-from-shellfish-infrequent-acquisition-of-novel-resistance-mechanisms
#6
Ana Maravić, Ivica Šamanić, Matilda Šprung, Željana Fredotović, Nada Ilić, Josipa Dragičević, Jasna Puizina
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one the most common multidrug-resistant pathogens worldwide. It has been previously detected in marine shellfish, but its antibiotic resistance in such environment has not been explored. By combining PCR detection of acquired genes, and resistance-nodulation-cell division (RND) efflux studying, we investigated the multifactorial resistance traits of 108 P. aeruginosa isolates recovered from wild-growing Mediterranean mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) in Croatia. Eleven different resistance profiles were found, with the main mechanism being the overexpression of intrinsic efflux pump(s), particularly MexAB-OprM...
January 15, 2018: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335058/association-of-dietary-pattern-during-pregnancy-and-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-a-prospective-cohort-study-in-northern-china
#7
Hong Yi DU, Hong Jiang, Karmin O, Bo Chen, Lin Ji Xu, Shu Ping Liu, Jian Ping Yi, Geng Sheng He, Xu Qian
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of maternal dietary patterns during pregnancy with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in northern China. METHODS: The dietary intakes of pregnant women were recorded twice by 24-hour dietary recalls for three days prior to having been diagnosed with GDM, at 5-15 and 24-28 gestational weeks, respectively. GDM was diagnosed, and serum glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) was measured at 24-28 weeks. Dietary patterns were assessed by factor analysis...
December 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334620/evaluation-of-abundance-of-artificial-radionuclides-in-food-products-in-south-korea-and-sources
#8
S H Lee, J S Oh, K B Lee, J M Lee, S H Hwang, M K Lee, E H Kwon, C S Kim, I H Choi, I Y Yeo, J Y Yoon, J M Im
Food samples are collected nationwide from January 2016 to February 2017 and their contents of artificial radionuclides are measured to address the growing concerns regarding the radioactive contamination of food products in Korea. Specifically, 900 food samples are collected for this study and their contents of representative artificial radionuclides 134Cs, 137Cs, 239,240Pu, and 90Sr are analyzed. The analysis shows that the activity concentrations of 137Cs in fish range from minimum detectable activity (MDA) to 340 mBq/kg of fresh weight...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333869/quantitation-of-saxitoxin-in-human-urine-using-immunocapture-extraction-and-lc-ms
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William A Bragg, Alaine Garrett, Elizabeth I Hamelin, Rebecca M Coleman, Katrina Campbell, Christopher T Elliott, Rudolph C Johnson
AIM: An immunomagnetic capture protocol for use with LC-MS was developed for the quantitation of saxitoxin (STX) in human urine. MATERIALS & METHODS: This method uses monoclonal antibodies coupled to magnetic beads. STX was certified reference material grade from National Research Council, Canada. Analysis was carried out using LC-MS. RESULTS: With an extraction efficiency of 80%, accuracy and precision of 93.0-100.2% and 5.3-12.6%, respectively, and a dynamic range of 1...
January 15, 2018: Bioanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326037/experimental-uptake-and-depuration-of-paralytic-shellfish-toxins-in-southern-rock-lobster-jasus-edwardsii
#10
Thomas Madigan, Navreet Malhi, Jessica Tan, Catherine McLeod, Ian Stewart, Tim Harwood, Grant Mann, Alison Turnbull
In October 2012, paralytic shellfish toxins (PST) were detected in the hepatopancreas of Southern Rock Lobsters (Jasus edwardsii) collected from the east coast of Tasmania, Australia. This resulted in the first commercial closure in Australia for this species. Questions were raised on how the toxins were transferred to the lobsters, how long the toxins would persist, whether PST-contaminated hepatopancreas posed a risk to human health, and what management strategies could be applied. The aim of this study was to investigate whether PST-contaminated mussels are a potential vector enabling toxin accumulation in J...
January 8, 2018: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321590/six-domoic-acid-related-compounds-from-the-red-alga-chondria-armata-and-domoic-acid-biosynthesis-by-the-diatom-pseudo-nitzschia-multiseries
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Yukari Maeno, Yuichi Kotaki, Ryuta Terada, Yuko Cho, Keiichi Konoki, Mari Yotsu-Yamashita
Domoic acid (DA, 1), a potent neurotoxin that causes amnesic shellfish poisoning, has been found in diatoms and red algae. While biosynthetic pathway towards DA from geranyl diphosphate and L-glutamate has been previously proposed, its late stage is still unclear. Here, six novel DA related compounds, 7'-methyl-isodomoic acid A (2) and B (3), N-geranyl-L-glutamic acid (4), 7'-hydroxymethyl-isodomoic acid A (5) and B (6), and N-geranyl-3(R)-hydroxy-L-glutamic acid (7), were isolated from the red alga, Chondria armata, and their structures were determined...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315919/prevalence-and-longitudinal-trends-of-food-allergy-during-childhood-and-adolescence-results-of-the-isle-of-wight-birth-cohort-study
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D Venkataraman, M Erlewyn-Lajeunesse, R J Kurukulaaratchy, S Potter, G Roberts, S Matthews, S Hasan Arshad
BACKGROUND: The prevalence and time trends of food allergy change during childhood depending on the age of the child and the type of food. OBJECTIVE: To study prevalence and longitudinal trends in food allergy from birth to 18 years in an unselected birth cohort in the Isle of Wight. METHOD: Information on food allergy was collected at ages 1, 2, 4, 10 and 18 years from the Isle of Wight Birth Cohort (n = 1456). Skin prick testing (SPT) was performed at the age of 1 and 2 years in symptomatic children...
January 8, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314468/a-mineralogical-record-of-ocean-change-decadal-and-centennial-patterns-in-the-california-mussel
#13
Sophie J McCoy, Nicholas A Kamenos, Peter Chung, Timothy J Wootton, Catherine A Pfister
Ocean acidification, a product of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide, may already have affected calcified organisms in the coastal zone, such as bivalves and other shellfish. Understanding species' responses to climate change requires the context of long-term dynamics. This can be particularly difficult given the longevity of many important species in contrast with the relatively rapid onset of environmental changes. Here, we present a unique archival dataset of mussel shells from a locale with recent environmental monitoring and historical climate reconstructions...
January 4, 2018: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314106/toenail-mercury-levels-are-associated-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-als-risk
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Angeline S Andrew, Celia Y Chen, Tracie A Caller, Rup Tandan, Patricia L Henegan, Brian P Jackson, Brenda P Hall, Walter G Bradley, Elijah W Stommel
INTRODUCTION: Mercury is a neurotoxic metal that is potentially a risk factor for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Consumption of methylmercury contaminated fish is the primary source of U.S. population exposure to mercury. METHODS: We used inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry to measure levels of mercury in toenail samples from ALS patients (n=46) and from controls (n=66), as a biomarker of mercury exposure. RESULTS: ALS patients had higher toenail mercury levels (OR 2...
January 4, 2018: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313078/preparation-and-application-of-a-molecularly-imprinted-monolith-for-specific-recognition-of-domoic-acid
#15
Fan Yang, Ruirui Wang, Guangshui Na, Qilun Yan, Zhongsheng Lin, Zhifeng Zhang
In this work, a molecularly imprinted monolithic column was synthesized by a facile procedure and was applied for specific recognition of domoic acid, an amnesic shellfish poison. The poly(4-vinylpyridine-co-ethylene glycol dimethacrylate) molecularly imprinted monolith was synthesized in a stainless steel column by in situ polymerization. Pentane-1,3,5-tricarboxylic acid was used as a dummy imprinting template instead of the highly toxic and expensive target molecule. It is the first time that a molecularly imprinted monolith is introduced for separation and detection of domoic acid...
January 9, 2018: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313075/children-s-hair-mercury-concentrations-and-seafood-consumption-in-five-regions-of-japan
#16
Emiko Kusanagi, Hitoshi Takamura, Shing-Jen Chen, Mayumi Adachi, Nobuko Hoshi
Exposure to methylmercury (MeHg) during the foetal and postnatal periods is known to have adverse effects on children's development. However, little attention has been paid to MeHg exposure during early childhood in Japan. To examine the regional differences in MeHg exposure and seafood consumption and the association between MeHg exposure and seafood consumption and dental metal restorations, we measured the total mercury (T-Hg) concentration in hair as an MeHg exposure index, and using questionnaires, we measured the frequency and amount of seafood consumption and the presence of dental metal restorations in 118 children aged 3-6 years in five regions of Japan...
January 8, 2018: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311581/differential-mobility-mass-spectrometry-double-spike-isotope-dilution-study-of-release-of-%C3%AE-methylaminoalanine-and-proteinogenic-amino-acids-during-biological-sample-hydrolysis
#17
Daniel G Beach, Elliott S Kerrin, Sabrina D Giddings, Michael A Quilliam, Pearse McCarron
The non-protein amino acid β-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) has been linked to neurodegenerative disease and reported throughout the environment. Proposed mechanisms of bioaccumulation, trophic transfer and chronic toxicity of BMAA rely on the hypothesis of protein misincorporation. Poorly selective methods for BMAA analysis have led to controversy. Here, a recently reported highly selective method for BMAA quantitation using hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography-differential mobility spectrometry-tandem mass spectrometry (HILIC-DMS-MS/MS) is expanded to include proteinogenic amino acids from hydrolyzed biological samples...
January 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309580/antimicrobial-resistance-and-the-environment-assessment-of-advances-gaps-and-recommendations-for-agriculture-aquaculture-and-pharmaceutical-manufacturing
#18
Edward Topp, Joakim Larsson, Daniel Miller, Christel Van den Eede, Marko Virta
A roundtable discussion held at the 4th international symposium on the Environmental Dimension of Antibiotic Resistance (EDAR4) considered key issues concerning the impact on the environment of antibiotic use in agriculture and aquaculture, and emissions from antibiotic manufacturing. The critical control points for reducing emissions of antibiotics from agriculture are antibiotic stewardship, and the pre-treatment of manure and sludge to abate antibiotic resistant bacteria. Antibiotics are sometimes added to fish and shellfish production sites via the feed, representing a direct route of contamination of the aquatic environment...
December 22, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306394/brevetoxin-pbtx-2-influences-the-redox-status-and-npq-of-karenia-brevis-by-way-of-thioredoxin-reductase
#19
Wei Chen, Ricardo Colon, J William Louda, Freddy Rodriguez Del Rey, Michaella Durham, Kathleen S Rein
The Florida red tide dinoflagellate, Karenia brevis, is the major harmful algal bloom dinoflagellate of the Gulf of Mexico and plays a destructive role in the region. Blooms of K. brevis can produce brevetoxins: ladder-shaped polyether (LSP) compounds, which can lead to adverse human health effects, such as reduced respiratory function through inhalation exposure, or neurotoxic shellfish poisoning through consumption of contaminated shellfish. The endogenous role of the brevetoxins remains uncertain. Recent work has shown that some forms of NADPH dependent thioredoxin reductase (NTR) are inhibited by brevetoxin-2 (PbTx-2)...
January 2018: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301119/cause-and-clinical-presentation-of-anaphylaxis-in-singapore-from-infancy-to-old-age
#20
Si Hui Goh, Jian Yi Soh, Wenyin Loh, Khai Pin Lee, Sze Chin Tan, Wei Jian Kenneth Heng, Irwani Ibrahim, Bee Wah Lee, Wen Chin Chiang
BACKGROUND: The study objective was to compare age-related differences in the cause and clinical presentation of anaphylaxis. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study of patients visiting the emergency department for anaphylaxis. Data were collected from 3 emergency departments from 1 April 2014 to 31 December 2015. Patient electronic records with the diagnoses of allergy, angioedema, urticaria, and anaphylaxis (ICD-9 codes 9953, 9951, 7080, 9950, 7089) were screened and cases fulfilling World Allergy Organisation criteria for anaphylaxis were included...
January 5, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
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