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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813677/the-il-17f-il-17rc-axis-promotes-respiratory-allergy-in-the-proximal-airways
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Antonella De Luca, Marilena Pariano, Barbara Cellini, Claudio Costantini, Valeria Rachela Villella, Shyam Sushama Jose, Melissa Palmieri, Monica Borghi, Claudia Galosi, Giuseppe Paolicelli, Luigi Maiuri, Jan Fric, Teresa Zelante
The interleukin 17 (IL-17) cytokine and receptor family is central to antimicrobial resistance and inflammation in the lung. Mice lacking IL-17A, IL-17F, or the IL-17RA subunit were compared with wild-type mice for susceptibility to airway inflammation in models of infection and allergy. Signaling through IL-17RA was required for efficient microbial clearance and prevention of allergy; in the absence of IL-17RA, signaling through IL-17RC on epithelial cells, predominantly by IL-17F, significantly exacerbated lower airway Aspergillus or Pseudomonas infection and allergic airway inflammation...
August 15, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811757/cyclic-dipeptides-from-bacillus-vallismortis-bs07-require-key-components-of-plant-immunity-to-induce-disease-resistance-in-arabidopsis-against-pseudomonas-infection
#2
Seong Woo Noh, Rira Seo, Jung-Kwon Park, Md Maniruzzaman Manir, Kyungseok Park, Mee Kyung Sang, Surk-Sik Moon, Ho Won Jung
Cyclic dipeptides (CDPs) are one of the simplest compounds produced by living organisms. Plant-growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPRs) also produce CDPs that can induce disease resistance. Bacillus vallismortis strain BS07 producing various CDPs has been evaluated as a potential biocontrol agent against multiple plant pathogens in chili pepper. However, plant signal pathway triggered by CDPs has not been fully elucidated yet. Here we introduce four CDPs, cyclo(Gly-L-Pro) previously identified from Aspergillus sp...
August 2017: Plant Pathology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811611/the-antibacterial-and-antifungal-activity-of-six-essential-oils-and-their-cyto-genotoxicity-to-human-hel-12469-cells
#3
Andrea Puškárová, Mária Bučková, Lucia Kraková, Domenico Pangallo, Katarína Kozics
Six essential oils (from oregano, thyme, clove, lavender, clary sage, and arborvitae) exhibited different antibacterial and antifungal properties. Antimicrobial activity was shown against pathogenic (Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium, Yersinia enterocolitica, Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria monocytogenes, and Enterococcus faecalis) and environmental bacteria (Bacillus cereus, Arthrobacter protophormiae, Pseudomonas fragi) and fungi (Chaetomium globosum, Penicillium chrysogenum, Cladosporium cladosporoides, Alternaria alternata, and Aspergillus fumigatus)...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811086/proteomic-profiling-of-the-antifungal-drug-response-of-aspergillus-fumigatus-to-voriconazole
#4
Nansalmaa Amarsaikhan, Daniela Albrecht-Eckardt, Christoph Sasse, Gerhard H Braus, Zumrut B Ogel, Olaf Kniemeyer
Antifungal resistance is an emerging problem and one of the reasons for treatment failure of invasive aspergillosis (IA). Voriconazole has become a standard therapeutic for the treatment of this often fatal infection. We studied the differentially expressed proteins as a response of Aspergillus fumigatus to voriconazole by employing the two-dimensional difference gel electrophoresis (DIGE) technique. Due to addition of drug, a total of 135 differentially synthesized proteins were identified by MALDI-TOF/TOF-mass spectrometry...
August 5, 2017: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810606/aspergillus-niger-bloodstream-infection-in-gastric-cancer-after-common-hepatic-artery-embolization-a-case-report
#5
Li Lin, Chuan-Hua Zhao, Xiu-Yun Yin, Yu-Ling Chen, Hong-Yan Zhai, Chun-Wei Xu, Yan Wang, Fei-Jiao Ge, Jian-Ming Xu
The present case study reported on a 62-year-old male patient with gastric cancer-associated Aspergillus (A.) niger bloodstream infection. The patient presented with massive hemorrhage in the gastrointestinal tract 3 months after total gastrectomy for gastric cancer. Conservative treatment consisting of blood transfusion to supplement blood volume loss was ineffective. Digital subtraction angiography indicated gastroduodenal artery bleeding. The first attempt of performing arterial embolization using gelatin sponges failed, while the second attempt of performing common hepatic artery embolization using gelatin sponges and micro-coil springs stopped the bleeding...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810046/aspergillus-endophthalmitis-resulting-in-development-of-retinal-aspergilloma
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Lee Kiang, Ashkan Pirouz, Scott Grant, Sean D Adrean, Mehrdad Malihi, Phoebe Lin
A 78-year-old immunocompetent man presented with a 3-month history of painless decreased vision and panuveitis with a macular lesion presumed to be due to endogenous endophthalmitis. He had been treated with systemic, intravenous, and intravitreal antibiotics and antifungal agents as well as intravitreal steroids. A culture from a prior vitrectomy had grown a single colony of Aspergillus thought to be a contaminant. The macular lesion enlarged and caused a tractional retinal detachment. The patient underwent surgery including resection of what appeared to be an invasive retinal aspergilloma, from which polymerase chain reaction and histopathology confirmed Aspergillus fumigatus...
August 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808616/periprosthetic-hip-joint-infection-with-aspergillus-terreus-a-clinical-case-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#7
Rachel Bartash, Yi Guo, John B Pope, Michael H Levi, Wendy Szymczak, Nidhi Saraiya, Priya Nori
Fungal periprosthetic joint infections due to Aspergillus species are rare but are associated with significant cost and morbidity. We present a case of Asperigillus terreus prosthetic joint infection of the hip. The patient was successfully treated with a prolonged course of systemic antifungals along with surgical management.
December 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807087/allergic-bronchopulmonary-mycosis-due-to-exposure-to-eurotium-herbariorum-after-the-great-east-japan-earthquake
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Chiyako Oshikata, Maiko Watanabe, Akemi Saito, Masatsugu Ishida, Seiichi Kobayashi, Rumi Konuma, Yoichi Kamata, Jun Terajima, Junichi Cho, Masaru Yanai, Naomi Tsurikisawa
BACKGROUND: Indoor mold levels typically increase after natural disasters, flooding, and water damage. Eurotium herbariorum is the sexual stage of Aspergillus glaucus. Case Presentation A 66-year-old, Japanese male, ex-smoker had been diagnosed with bronchial asthma when he was five years old; he achieved remission at the age of 13 years. He was displaced from his home during the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 and moved to temporary housing in Miyagi Prefecture in June 2011...
August 15, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805714/does-osmotic-stress-affect-natural-product-expression-in-fungi
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David Overy, Hebelin Correa, Catherine Roullier, Wei-Chiung Chi, Ka-Lai Pang, Mostafa Rateb, Rainer Ebel, Zhuo Shang, Rob Capon, Gerald Bills, Russell Kerr
The discovery of new natural products from fungi isolated from the marine environment has increased dramatically over the last few decades, leading to the identification of over 1000 new metabolites. However, most of the reported marine-derived species appear to be terrestrial in origin yet at the same time, facultatively halo- or osmotolerant. An unanswered question regarding the apparent chemical productivity of marine-derived fungi is whether the common practice of fermenting strains in seawater contributes to enhanced secondary metabolism? To answer this question, a terrestrial isolate of Aspergillus aculeatus was fermented in osmotic and saline stress conditions in parallel across multiple sites...
August 13, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805476/microencapsulate-aspergillus-niger-peptidases-from-agroindustrial-waste-wheat-bran-spray-process-evaluation-and-stability
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T P F Cabral, N C Bellini, K R Assis, C C C Teixeira, A D Lanchote, H Cabral, L A P de Freitas
The aim of this work was to obtain microencapsulated stable Aspergillus niger peptidases by post fermentation spray drying. The enzymatic extract was evaluated before and after spray drying microencapsulation to verify the effects of five different process parameters on the extract enzymatic activity, i.e. air flow, extract feed rate, drying temperature, homogenizing time and weight ratio of extract to encapsulation material. The optimal conditions were determined by desirability functions and experimentally confirmed...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Microencapsulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805270/histoplasmosis-in-transplant-recipients
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REVIEW
Kiran Gajurel, Reshika Dhakal, Stan Deresinski
Histoplasma capsulatum is a dimorphic fungus that most often causes asymptomatic infection in the immunocompetent population. In immunocompromised patients, including solid organ transplant (SOT) and hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) recipients, however, it is likely to cause severe life-threatening infection. Post-transplant histoplasmosis (PTH) in SOT is uncommon with an incidence of ≤ 1% and is even rarer in HCT patients. The majority of PTH in SOT is diagnosed in the first 2 years following transplantation...
August 14, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804701/application-of-methanol-and-sweet-potato-vine-hydrolysate-as-enhancers-of-citric-acid-production-by-aspergillus-niger
#12
Daobing Yu, Yanke Shi, Qun Wang, Xin Zhang, Yuhua Zhao
BACKGROUND: Agricultural waste is as an alternative low-cost carbon source or beneficial additives which catch most people's eyes. In addition, methanol and sweet potato vine hydrolysate (SVH) have been reported as the efficient enhancers of fermentation according to some reports. The objective of the present study was to confirm SVH as an efficient additive in CA production and explore the synergistic effects of methanol and SVH in fermentation reactions. RESULTS: The optimal fermentation conditions resulted in a maximum citric acid concentration of 3...
2017: Bioresources and Bioprocessing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804700/abridged-version-of-the-awmf-guideline-for-the-medical-clinical-diagnostics-of-indoor-mould-exposure-s2k-guideline-of-the-german-society-of-hygiene-environmental-medicine-and-preventive-medicine-ghup-in-collaboration-with-the-german-association-of-allergists
#13
Gerhard A Wiesmüller, Birger Heinzow, Ute Aurbach, Karl-Christian Bergmann, Albrecht Bufe, Walter Buzina, Oliver A Cornely, Steffen Engelhart, Guido Fischer, Thomas Gabrio, Werner Heinz, Caroline E W Herr, Jörg Kleine-Tebbe, Ludger Klimek, Martin Köberle, Herbert Lichtnecker, Thomas Lob-Corzilius, Rolf Merget, Norbert Mülleneisen, Dennis Nowak, Uta Rabe, Monika Raulf, Hans Peter Seidl, Jens-Oliver Steiß, Regine Szewszyk, Peter Thomas, Kerttu Valtanen, Julia Hurraß
This article is an abridged version of the AWMF mould guideline "Medical clinical diagnostics of indoor mould exposure" presented in April 2016 by the German Society of Hygiene, Environmental Medicine and Preventive Medicine (Gesellschaft für Hygiene, Umweltmedizin und Präventivmedizin, GHUP), in collaboration with the above-mentioned scientific medical societies, German and Austrian societies, medical associations and experts. Indoor mould growth is a potential health risk, even if a quantitative and/or causal relationship between the occurrence of individual mould species and health problems has yet to be established...
2017: Allergo Journal International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803907/cu-sensing-transcription-factor-mac1-coordinates-with-the-ctr-transporter-family-to-regulate-cu-acquisition-and-virulence-in-aspergillus-fumigatus
#14
Zhendong Cai, Wenlong Du, Qiuqiong Zeng, Nanbiao Long, Chuanchao Dai, Ling Lu
Copper (Cu) is an essential trace element and is regarded as an important virulence factor in fungal pathogens. Previous studies suggest that a putative Cu-sensing transcription factor Mac1 and the Cu transporter Ctr family play important roles during fungal development and virulence. However, how Cu importers of the Ctr family are involved in the Cu acquisition and what is the functional relationship between them have not been fully investigated yet. Here, we demonstrate that the yeast Mac1 homolog in the opportunistic human pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus is required during colony development under low Cu conditions...
August 10, 2017: Fungal Genetics and Biology: FG & B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803189/efficacy-of-radiant-catalytic-ionization-to-reduce-bacterial-populations-in-air-and-on-different-surfaces
#15
Krzysztof Skowron, Katarzyna Grudlewska, Joanna Kwiecińska-Piróg, Grzegorz Gryń, Mścisław Śrutek, Eugenia Gospodarek-Komkowska
Air contamination by biological agents is often observed in medical or veterinary facilities and industrial plants. Bioaerosols may sediment and pose the surface contamination. Microorganisms present on them may become a source of infections among humans and food contamination. This study determined the use of oxidative gases, including ozone and peroxide, generated by the Radiant Catalytic Ionization (RCI) cell for the inactivation of Acinetobacter baumannii, Escherichia coli, Enterococcus faecalis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella Enteritidis, Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus epidermidis, Bacillus subtilis, Clostridium sporogenes, Candida albicans, Aspergillus niger and Penicillium chrysogenumon in air and on different surfaces...
August 10, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803054/decolorization-of-reactive-azo-dyes-using-a-sequential-chemical-and-activated-sludge-treatment
#16
Ken Meerbergen, Sam Crauwels, Kris A Willems, Raf Dewil, Jan Van Impe, Lise Appels, Bart Lievens
Textile wastewater contains high concentrations of organic substances derived from diverse dyes and auxiliary chemicals, some of which are non-biodegradable and/or toxic. Therefore, it is essential that textile wastewater is treated and that these substances are removed before being discharged into the environment. A combination of advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) to obtain partial dye degradation followed by a biological treatment has been suggested as a promising method for cost-effective decolorization of wastewater...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802559/absence-of-subchronic-oral-toxicity-and-genotoxicity-of-rice-koji-with-aspergillus-terreus
#17
Jun-Won Yun, Seung-Hyun Kim, Yun-Soon Kim, Ji-Ran You, Eun-Young Cho, Jung-Hee Yoon, Euna Kwon, Sang Ju Lee, Seong Pil Kim, Jae Hoon Seo, Jae Pyung In, Jae Hun Ahn, Ja-June Jang, Jin-Sung Park, Jeong-Hwan Che, Byeong-Cheol Kang
Koji products have been considered as an effective fermented food consumed in East Asia with many health benefits. Particularly, rice koji with Aspergillus terreus (RAT) has been reported to be able to prevent hyperlipidemia and hepatic steatosis through regulating cholesterol synthesis. Despite its biological activities, there is a lack of comprehensive information to give an assurance of its safety. Therefore, the objective of this study was to perform a series of toxicological studies (repeated dose oral toxicity and genotoxicity) according to test guidelines published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development...
August 9, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802264/crystal-structure-and-substrate-specificity-modification-of-acetyl-xylan-esterase-from-aspergillus-luchuensis
#18
Dai Komiya, Akane Hori, Takuya Ishida, Kiyohiko Igarashi, Masahiro Samejima, Takuya Koseki, Shinya Fushinobu
Acetyl xylan esterase (AXE) catalyzes the hydrolysis of the acetyl bonds present in plant cell wall polysaccharides. Here, we determined the crystal structure of AXE from Aspergillus luchuensis (AlAXEA), providing the three-dimensional structure of an enzyme in the Esterase_phb family. AlAXEA shares its core α/β-hydrolase fold structure with esterases in other families, but it has an extended central β-sheet at both its ends and an extra loop. Structural comparison with a ferulic acid esterase (FAE) from Aspergillus niger indicated that AlAXEA has conserved catalytic machinery: a catalytic triad (Ser119, His259, and Asp202) and an oxyanion hole (Cys40 and Ser120)...
August 11, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801088/characteristics-of-severe-asthma-with-fungal-sensitization
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Katsunori Masaki, Koichi Fukunaga, Masako Matsusaka, Hiroki Kabata, Takae Tanosaki, Takao Mochimaru, Takashi Kamatani, Kengo Ohtsuka, Rie Baba, Soichiro Ueda, Yusuke Suzuki, Fumio Sakamaki, Yoshitaka Oyamada, Takashi Inoue, Tsuyoshi Oguma, Koichi Sayama, Hidefumi Koh, Morio Nakamura, Akira Umeda, Katsuhiko Kamei, Kenji Izuhara, Koichiro Asano, Tomoko Betsuyaku
BACKGROUND: Some patients with severe asthma also have fungal sensitization and are considered to have severe asthma with fungal sensitization. However, there is limited information on the clinical features of SAFS. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical characteristics of severe asthma with fungal sensitization. METHODS: The present study enrolled 124 patients with severe asthma. We evaluated clinical aspects, such as various serum cytokines, fractional exhaled nitric oxide, pulmonary function, and serum immunoglobulin E (IgE)...
August 8, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800907/biochemical-characterization-of-aspergillus-oryzae-recombinant-%C3%AE-l-rhamnosidase-expressed-in-pichia-pastoris
#20
Mai Ishikawa, Yoshihito Shiono, Takuya Koseki
An α-l-rhamnosidase-encoding gene from Aspergillus oryzae, which belongs to the glycoside hydrolase family 78, was cloned and expressed in Pichia pastoris. SDS-PAGE of the purified recombinant α-l-rhamnosidase protein revealed smeared bands with apparent molecular mass of 90-130 kDa. After N-deglycosylation, the recombinant enzyme showed a molecular mass of 70 kDa. The enzyme exhibited optimal activity at a pH of 5.0 and a temperature of 70 °C. Specific activity of the enzyme was higher toward hesperidin than toward naringin, which consist of α-1,6 and α-1,2 linkages, respectively...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
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