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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938783/phytochemicals-reduce-aflatoxin-induced-toxicity-in-chicken-embryos
#1
Hsin-Bai Yin, Chi-Hung Chen, Michael J Darre, Ann M Donoghue, Dan J Donoghue, Kumar Venkitanarayanan
Aflatoxins (AF) are toxic metabolites produced by molds, Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus, which frequently contaminate poultry feed ingredients. Ingestion of AF-contaminated feed by chickens leads to deleterious effects, including decreased bird performance and reduced egg production. Moreover, AF residues in fertilized eggs result in huge economic losses by decreasing embryo viability and hatchability. This study investigated the efficacy of 2 generally recognized as safe phytochemicals, namely carvacrol (CR) and trans-cinnamaldehyde (TC), in protecting chicken embryos from AF-induced toxicity...
October 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938676/risk-factors-for-mortality-from-pneumocystis-carinii-pneumonia-pcp-in-non-hiv-patients-a-meta-analysis
#2
Yao Liu, Lili Su, Shu-Juan Jiang, Hui Qu
The number of patients with non-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) related pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) is increasing with widespread immunosuppressive treatment. We performed a meta-analysis to describe the clinical characteristics and factors associated with outcomes of PCP in HIV-negative patients. A total of 13 studies including 867 patients with non-HIV related PCP was included. The overall mortality for non-HIV patients with PCP was 30.6%. The most common underlying disorder for the development of PCP is hematological malignancies (29...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937920/biodegradation-of-imidacloprid-in-liquid-media-by-an-isolated-wastewater-fungus-aspergillus-terreus-yesm3
#3
Youssef M M Mohammed, Mohammed E I Badawy
In the present study, a new fungal strain capable of imidacloprid degradation was isolated from agricultural wastewater drain. The fungal strain of YESM3 was identified as Aspergillus terreus based on ITS1-5.8S rDNA-ITS2 gene sequence by PCR amplification of a 500 bp sequence. Screening of A. terreus YESM3 to the insecticide imidacloprid tolerance was achieved by growing fungus in Czapek Dox agar for 6 days at 28°C. High values (1.13 and 0.94 cm cm(-1)) of tolerance index (TI) were recorded at 25 and 50 mg L(-1) of imidacloprid, respectively in the presence and absence of sucrose...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937665/a-reductive-aminase-from-aspergillus-oryzae
#4
Godwin A Aleku, Scott P France, Henry Man, Juan Mangas-Sanchez, Sarah L Montgomery, Mahima Sharma, Friedemann Leipold, Shahed Hussain, Gideon Grogan, Nicholas J Turner
Reductive amination is one of the most important methods for the synthesis of chiral amines. Here we report the discovery of an NADP(H)-dependent reductive aminase from Aspergillus oryzae (AspRedAm, Uniprot code Q2TW47) that can catalyse the reductive coupling of a broad set of carbonyl compounds with a variety of primary and secondary amines with up to >98% conversion and with up to >98% enantiomeric excess. In cases where both carbonyl and amine show high reactivity, it is possible to employ a 1:1 ratio of the substrates, forming amine products with up to 94% conversion...
October 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937623/antifungal-activity-of-thapsia-villosa-essential-oil-against-candida-cryptococcus-malassezia-aspergillus-and-dermatophyte-species
#5
Eugénia Pinto, Maria-José Gonçalves, Carlos Cavaleiro, Lígia Salgueiro
The composition of the essential oil (EO) of Thapsia villosa (Apiaceae), isolated by hydrodistillation from the plant's aerial parts, was analysed by GC and GC-MS. Antifungal activity of the EO and its main components, limonene (57.5%) and methyleugenol (35.9%), were evaluated against clinically relevant yeasts (Candida spp., Cryptococcus neoformans and Malassezia furfur) and moulds (Aspergillus spp. and dermatophytes). Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) were measured according to the broth macrodilution protocols by Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI)...
September 22, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937586/monitoring-the-temporal-expression-of-genes-involved-in-ochratoxin-a-production-of-aspergillus-carbonarius-under-the-influence-of-temperature-and-water-activity
#6
Iliada K Lappa, Dimosthenis Kizis, Efstathios Z Panagou
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of environmental factors, namely temperature and water activity, on genes involved in the regulation of ochratoxin A (OTA) production over time. For this purpose, the previously characterized toxigenic Aspergilluscarbonarius Ac29 isolate from Greek vineyards and the A. carbonarius ITEM 5010 reference strain were subjected to combined temperature and water activity (aw) treatments to study OTA production and relative gene expression. The fungal isolates were grown on a synthetic grape juice liquid medium (SGM) under different temperature (20 °C, 25 °C and 30 °C) and aw (0...
September 22, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936955/-analysis-of-characteristics-of-bacteria-in-respiratory-tract-infection-in-2013-2016-in-heibei-3a-hospital-a-single-center-report-of-7-497-patients
#7
Lili Hou, Lili Liu, Ping Dang, Guannan Kang, Qinfeng Zhang, Dongling Li
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the changes and characteristics of respiratory tract bacteria in Hebei 3A Hospital, and to provide new rationale for clinical diagnosis and treatment. METHODS: A single-center retrospective analysis was conducted. 7 497 patients with respiratory tract infection admitted to Hebei Chest Hospital from January 2013 to December 2016 were enrolled. Deep sputum was collected, and the bacterial cultures and susceptibility analysis was conducted in sputum and upper respiratory secretions were collected by fiberoptic bronchoscopy...
September 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936200/the-fungus-aspergillus-aculeatus-enhances-salt-stress-tolerance-metabolite-accumulation-and-improves-forage-quality-in-perennial-ryegrass
#8
Xiaoning Li, Shijuan Han, Guangyang Wang, Xiaoying Liu, Erick Amombo, Yan Xie, Jinmin Fu
Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) is an important forage grass with high yield and superior quality in temperate regions which is widely used in parks, sport field, and other places. However, perennial ryegrass is moderately tolerant to salinity stress compared to other commercial cultivars and salt stress reduces their growth and productivity. Aspergillus aculeatus has been documented to participate in alleviating damage induced by salinity. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the mechanisms underlying A...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935731/draft-genome-sequence-of-aspergillus-persii-nibrfgc000004109-which-has-antibacterial-activity-against-plant-pathogenic-bacteria
#9
Jung A Kim, Jongbum Jeon, Sook-Young Park, Ki-Tae Kim, Gobong Choi, Hoa Thi Nguyen, Sun Jeong Jeon, Hyang Burm Lee, Chang-Hwan Bae, Hee-Sun Yang, Joo-Hong Yeo, Jin-Cheol Kim, Yong-Hwan Lee, Soonok Kim
The fungus Aspergillus persii strain NIBRFGC000004109 is capable of producing penicillic acid and showed antibacterial activity against various plant-pathogenic bacteria, including Xanthomonas arboricola pv. pruni. Here, we report the first draft whole-genome sequence of A. persii The assembly comprises 38,414,373 bp, with 12 scaffolds.
September 21, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934660/antimicrobial-activity-of-some-natural-extracts-encapsulated-within-silica-matrices
#10
Alexandra Duprates Steiner, Alvaro Vargas, Nei Fronza, Adriano Brandelli, João Henrique Zimnoch Dos Santos
Natural extracts (anthocyanins, tannin, anatto, curcuma and olive leaf extracts) were encapsulated within a silica network by acid or base-catalyzed sol-gel methods. The nominal encapsulated contents were between 2.5 and 50wt.-%. The resulting materials were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, diffuse reflectance in the UV region, nitrogen adsorption/desorption porosimetry and small angle X-ray scattering. Encapsulated anthocyanin and tannin afforded inhibition zones between 9-21mm towards Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Bacillus cereus, Candida sp...
September 12, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934356/reducing-cell-wall-feruloylation-by-expression-of-a-fungal-ferulic-acid-esterase-in-festuca-arundinacea-modifies-plant-growth-leaf-morphology-and-the-turnover-of-cell-wall-arabinoxylans
#11
Marcia M de O Buanafina, Prashanti R Iyer, M Fernanda Buanafina, Erica A Shearer
A feature of cell wall arabinoxylan in grasses is the presence of ferulic acid which upon oxidative coupling by the action of peroxidases forms diferuloyl bridges between formerly separated arabinoxylans. Ferulate cross-linking is suspected of playing various roles in different plant processes. Here we investigate the role of cell wall feruloyaltion in two major processes, that of leaf growth and the turnover of cell wall arabinoxylans on leaf senescence in tall fescue using plants in which the level of cell wall ferulates has been reduced by targeted expression of the Aspergillus niger ferulic acid esterase A (FAEA) to the apoplast or Golgi...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934322/comparative-metagenomics-approaches-to-characterize-the-soil-fungal-communities-of-western-coastal-region-saudi-arabia
#12
Tarek A A Moussa, Hassan S Al-Zahrani, Omar A Almaghrabi, Tamer S Abdelmoneim, Michael P Fuller
A total of 145007 reads were obtained from pyrosequencing for all the 4 samples. The total count ranged from 11,301,014 (Mecca old road) to 23,503,512 bp (Thuwal). A total of 460 fungal species belonging to 133 genera, 58 families, 33 orders, 13 classes and 4 phyla was identified across the four sites. The most abundant phylum at all four sites was Ascomycota followed by Basidiomycota. Four phyla (Ascomycota-99.31%, Basidiomycota-0.59%, Chytridiomycota-0.04%, Glomeromycota-0.03%) were detected in Khulais. Except for Glomeromycota, all phyla were detected at Mecca old road (Ascomycota-74...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932264/high-level-expression-and-characterization-of-a-novel-cutinase-from-malbranchea-cinnamomea-suitable-for-butyl-butyrate-production
#13
Xiaojie Duan, Yu Liu, Xin You, Zhengqiang Jiang, Shaoxiang Yang, Shaoqing Yang
BACKGROUND: Butyl butyrate has been considered as a promising fuel source because it is a kind of natural ester which can be converted from renewable and sustainable lignocellulosic biomass. Compared with the conventional chemical methods for butyl butyrate production, the enzymatic approach has been demonstrated to be more attractive, mainly owing to the mild reaction conditions, high specificity, low energy consumption, and environmental friendliness. Cutinases play an important role in the butyl butyrate production process...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932216/mycoviruses-in-aspergilli-a-comprehensive-review
#14
REVIEW
Ioly Kotta-Loizou, Robert H A Coutts
Fungi, similar to all species, are susceptible to viral infection. Aspergillus is arguably the most well studied fungal genus because of its medical, ecological and economical significance. Mycoviruses were initially detected in Aspergillus species almost 50 years ago and the field continues to be active today with ground-breaking discoveries. The aim of the present review is to cover the scientific progress in all aspects of mycovirology as exemplified by Aspergillus-focused research. Initially an overview of the population studies illustrating the presence of mycoviruses in numerous important Aspergillus species, such as A...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932040/a-rare-coexistence-of-aspergillosis-with-actinomycosis
#15
B Hari Vinay, Aditya Mohan, P Haritha, K Roja Lakshmi
Aspergillosis is a common systemic mycosis which affects immunocompromised and immunocompetent hosts. Aspergillus spp. is wide spread in the environment in most countries, which renders an invasive form of disease. The presence conidial heads are pathognomic to aspergillosis in diagnosis. Actinomycosis is a subacute-to-chronic infection that causes sinus fistula, tract or abscess due to the invasion surrounding the soft tissue. Cervicofacial infection accounts for 50%-60% of all actinomycosis cases. The mandible and nasopharynx are the sites of predilection, but maxillary infection is rare...
May 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931745/evolution-of-cross-resistance-to-medical-triazoles-in-aspergillus-fumigatus-through-selection-pressure-of-environmental-fungicides
#16
Jianhua Zhang, Joost van den Heuvel, Alfons J M Debets, Paul E Verweij, Willem J G Melchers, Bas J Zwaan, Sijmen E Schoustra
Resistance to medical triazoles in Aspergillus fumigatus is an emerging problem for patients at risk of aspergillus diseases. There are currently two presumed routes for medical triazole-resistance selection: (i) through selection pressure of medical triazoles when treating patients and (ii) through selection pressure from non-medical sterol-biosynthesis-inhibiting (SI) triazole fungicides which are used in the environment. Previous studies have suggested that SI fungicides can induce cross-resistance to medical triazoles...
September 27, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930274/the-efficiency-of-noni-morinda-citrifolia-l-essential-oil-on-the-control-of-leaf-spot-caused-by-exserohilum-turcicum-in-maize-culture
#17
Janaina Costa E Silva, Dalmarcia de Sousa Carlos Mourão, Fabia Silva de Oliveira Lima, Renato de Almeida Sarmento, Mateus Sunti Dalcin, Raimundo Wagner de Souza Aguiar, Gil Rodrigues Dos Santos
The objective of this work was to evaluate the efficiency of noni essential oil on the control of Exserohilum turcicum, a causative agent of Exserohilum spot in maize culture. In the sanitary test 400 seeds were incubated using the blotter test method. For the transmissibility test, the fragments of damaged leaves of seedlings were removed and put into a potato, dextrose and agar (PDA) culture environment. To verify the pathogenicity, Koch´s postulates were performed. In the phytotoxicity test different concentrations of noni oil were applied in maize seedlings...
August 14, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930236/antibacterial-and-antifungal-activity-of-essential-oils-against-pathogens-responsible-for-otitis-externa-in-dogs-and-cats
#18
Valentina V Ebani, Simona Nardoni, Fabrizio Bertelloni, Basma Najar, Luisa Pistelli, Francesca Mancianti
Background: Essential oils (EOs) are recommended by some veterinarians to treat otitis externa in pets, but data about their efficacy in scientific literature are very scant. Methods: Nine commercial EOs, from roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis L.), star anise (Illicium verum), lavender (Lavandula hybrida), litsea (Litsea cubeba (Lour.) Pers.), basil (Ocimum basilicum L.), oregano (Origanum vulgare L. subsp. hirticum), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.), clary sage (Salvia sclarea L.), and thyme (Thymus vulgaris L...
April 21, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930138/antifungal-and-anticancer-potential-of-argemone-mexicana-l
#19
Nilesh V More, Arun S Kharat
Background: Medicinal plants are widely used to treat infectious diseases, metabolic disorders and cancer. Argemone mexicana L. (A. mexicana), commonly found on desolate land of Marathwada (Maharashtra, India) has been used to treat oral cavity infections. Methods: In this study, cold aqueous and methanolic extracts were prepared from A. mexicana stem and leaves. These extracts were tested for their antifungal and anticancer activities. The antifungal activity was tested using the agar well diffusion method, while the anticancer activity against immortalized cell lines was assessed by trypan blue assay...
November 3, 2016: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929127/risk-of-fungi-associated-with-aflatoxin-and-fumonisin-in-medicinal-herbal-products-in-the-kenyan-market
#20
Lucia Keter, Richard Too, Nicholas Mwikwabe, Charles Mutai, Jennifer Orwa, Lizzy Mwamburi, Stanley Ndwigah, Christine Bii, Richard Korir
Utilization of herbal products is a major concern due to the possibility of contamination by toxigenic fungi that are mycotoxin producers such as Aspergillus species during processing and packaging. Research was carried out to determine the presence of aflatoxins and fumonisins in herbal medicinal products sold in Eldoret and Mombasa towns in Kenya. The study employed both exploratory and laboratory experimental design. The herbal products were purchased from the market and transported to Kenya Medical Research Institute for processing and analysis...
2017: TheScientificWorldJournal
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