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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646276/rhizopus-arrhizus-invasive-infection-due-to-self-inflicted-scratch-injuries-in-a-diabetic-patient-with-non-ketotic-acidosis
#1
Luis Buzón Martín, Miguel Ángel Morán Rodríguez, Nicole Mercier, Maria Ortega Lafont, Eva Ojeda Fernández, Ana Ruiz de la Parte, Miguel Estefanía
Mucormycosis is a rare infection caused by members included in the subphylum Mucoromycotina. Characterized by the histopathological hallmark of angioinvasion, these infections affect most often patients with certain underlying conditions carrying immunosuppression (haematological neoplasias, diabetic ketoacidosis and other forms of acidosis, and iron overload) or immunocompetent patients with traumatic mucocutaneous barriers breakdown and direct inoculation of the mould. A case is presented in which a rare underlying condition (non-ketotic acidosis) and a rare cause of cutaneous injuries collide...
June 23, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636431/enhanced-production-of-raw-starch-degrading-enzyme-using-agro-industrial-waste-mixtures-by-thermotolerant-rhizopus-microsporus-for-raw-cassava-chip-saccharification-in-ethanol-production
#2
Srisakul Trakarnpaiboon, Nantana Srisuk, Kuakoon Piyachomkwan, Kenji Sakai, Vichien Kitpreechavanich
In the present study, solid state fermentation for the production of raw starch degrading enzyme was investigated by thermotolerant Rhizopus microsporus TISTR 3531 using a combination of agro-industrial wastes as substrates. The obtained crude enzyme was applied for hydrolysis of raw cassava starch and chips at low temperature and subjected to non-sterile ethanol production using raw cassava chips. The agro-industrial wastes ratio was optimized using a simplex axial mixture design. The results showed that the substrate mixture consisting of rice bran: corncob: cassava bagasse at 8 g: 10 g: 2 g yielded the highest enzyme production of 201...
June 21, 2017: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623532/rhizopus-homothallicus-causing-invasive-infections-series-of-three-cases-from-a-single-centre-in-north-india
#3
Prathyusha Kokkayil, Mragnayani Pandey, Reshu Agarwal, Pratibha Kale, Gagandeep Singh, Immaculata Xess
Mucormycoses are opportunistic fungal infections with a high mortality rate. Rhizopus oryzae is the most common agent implicated in human infections. Although R. homothallicus has been previously reported to be a cause of pulmonary mucormycosis, it is the first time that we are reporting as a causative agent of rhino-orbital and cutaneous mucormycosis.
June 16, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621110/characterization-of-microbial-communities-in-chinese-rice-wine-collected-at-yichang-city-and-suzhou-city-in-china
#4
Yucai Lyu, Yanli Gong, Yajie Li, Zejiang Pan, Yi Yao, Ning Li, Jinling Guo, Dachun Gong, Yihong Ti, Caiyun Peng
Two typical microbial communities from Chinese rice wine fermentation collected in Yichang city and Suzhou city in China were investigated. Both communities could ferment glutinous rice to rice wine in 2 d. The sugar and ethanol contents were 198.67 and 14.47 mg/g, respectively, for rice wine from Yichang city, and 292.50 and 12.31 mg/g, respectively, for rice wine from Suzhou city. Acetic acid and lactic acid were the most abundant organic acids. Abundant fungi and bacteria were detected in both communities by high-throughput sequencing...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616054/an-investigation-on-non-invasive-fungal-sinusitis-molecular-identification-of-etiologic-agents
#5
Abdolrasoul Mohammadi, Seyed Mostafa Hashemi, Sayed Hamidreza Abtahi, Seyed Mohammad Lajevardi, Sahar Kianipour, Rasoul Mohammadi
BACKGROUND: Fungal sinusitis is increasing worldwide in the past two decades. It is divided into two types including invasive and noninvasive. Noninvasive types contain allergic fungal sinusitis (AFS) and fungus ball. AFS is a hypersensitivity reaction to fungal allergens in the mucosa of the sinonasal tract in atopic individuals. The fungus ball is a different type of noninvasive fungal rhinosinusitis which is delineated as an accumulation of debris and fungal elements inside a paranasal sinus...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610916/the-rhizoferrin-biosynthetic-gene-in-the-fungal-pathogen-rhizopus-delemar-is-a-novel-member-of-the-nis-gene-family
#6
Cassandra S Carroll, Clark L Grieve, Indu Murugathasan, Andrew J Bennet, Clarissa M Czekster, Huanting Lui, James Naismith, Margo M Moore
Iron is essential for growth and in low iron environments such as serum many bacteria and fungi secrete ferric iron-chelating molecules called siderophores. All fungi produce hydroxamate siderophores with the exception of Mucorales fungi, which secrete rhizoferrin, a polycarboxylate siderophore. Here we investigated the biosynthesis of rhizoferrin by the opportunistic human pathogen, Rhizopus delemar. We searched the genome of R. delemar 99-880 for a homologue of the bacterial NRPS-independent siderophore (NIS) protein, SfnaD, that is involved in biosynthesis of staphyloferrin A in Staphylococcus aureus...
June 10, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596926/invasive-mucormycosis-induced-pneumopericardium-a-rare-cause-of-pneumopericardium-in-an-immunocompromised-patient
#7
Sana Khan, Muhammad Waqar Elahi, Waqas Ullah, Hafez Mohammad Ammar Abdullah, Ejaz Ahmad, Mayar Al Mohajer, Aneela Majeed
Mucor and Rhizopus cause life-threatening infections primarily involving the lungs and sinuses, which disseminate very rapidly by necrosis and infarction of the contiguous tissues. We present a case of a 64-year-old African American posttransplant patient who presented with a productive cough and weight loss. He had a past surgical history of renal transplant for renal cell carcinoma and was on dual immunosuppressive therapy, that is, mycophenolate and tacrolimus. During his hospital stay, he developed a pneumopericardium due to the direct extension of a lung lesion...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595608/antimicrobial-activity-toxicity-and-anti-inflammatory-potential-of-methanolic-extracts-of-four-ethnomedicinal-plant-species-from-punjab-pakistan
#8
Rabia Naz, Hafsa Ayub, Sajid Nawaz, Zia Ul Islam, Tayyaba Yasmin, Asghari Bano, Abdul Wakeel, Saqib Zia, Thomas H Roberts
BACKGROUND: The plant species Aristolochia indica (AI), Melilotus indicus (MI), Tribulus terrestris (TT) and Cuscuta pedicellata (CP) are widely used in folk medicine in the villages around Chowk Azam, South Punjab, Pakistan. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antioxidant activity, phytochemical composition, and the antibacterial, antifungal, cytotoxic and anti-inflammatory potential of the four medicinal plants listed above. For CP stem, this study represents (to the best of our knowledge) the first time phytochemicals have been identified and the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potential determined...
June 8, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595086/evaluation-of-different-pcr-primers-for-denaturing-gradient-gel-electrophoresis-dgge-analysis-of-fungal-community-structure-in-traditional-fermentation-starters-used-for-hong-qu-glutinous-rice-wine
#9
Xu-Cong Lv, Ya-Jun Jiang, Jie Liu, Wei-Ling Guo, Zhi-Bin Liu, Wen Zhang, Ping-Fan Rao, Li Ni
Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) has become a widely used tool to examine microbial community structure. However, when DGGE is applied to evaluate the fungal community of traditional fermentation starters, the choice of hypervariable ribosomal RNA gene regions is still controversial. In the current study, several previously published fungal PCR primer sets were compared and evaluated using PCR-DGGE, with the purpose of screening a suitable primer set to study the fungal community of traditional fermentation starters for Hong Qu glutinous rice wine...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591186/increasing-incidence-of-mucormycosis-in-a-large-spanish-hospital-from-2007-to-2015-epidemiology-and-microbiological-characterization-of-the-isolates
#10
Jesús Guinea, Pilar Escribano, Antonio Vena, Patricia Muñoz, María Del Carmen Martínez-Jiménez, Belén Padilla, Emilio Bouza
We studied 19 cases of proven/probable mucormycosis diagnosed from 2007 to 2015 in our hospital and assessed the microbiological characteristics of the isolates. We recorded the incidence of mucormycosis and clinical and microbiological data of infected patients. Isolates were identified to molecular level and tested for their antifungal susceptibility to azoles, amphotericin B, and liposomal amphotericin B according to the CLSI M-38 A2 procedure. The incidence of mucormycosis in cases/100,000 hospital admissions during 2007-2015 increased significantly with respect to that reported in 1988-2006 (3...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585590/isolation-of-potentially-pathogenic-fungi-from-selected-pigeons-feeding-sites-in-karachi-a-new-dimension-to-health-hazard
#11
Sehar Afshan Naz, Muhammad Yaseen, Nusrat Jabeen, Maryam Shafique
OBJECTIVE: To determine the presence of pathogenic fungal strains in areas where pigeons are present in a large number. METHODS: This study was conducted at the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology, Karachi, from February 2015 to March2016, and comprised samples of soil contaminated with pigeons' excreta. The samples were collected from 20 different pigeon-feeding places in the city. These samples were processed for the isolation and identification of fungi by using standard conventional methods...
June 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584964/antifungal-activity-of-the-pygidial-gland-secretion-of-laemostenus-punctatus-coleoptera-carabidae-against-cave-dwelling-micromycetes
#12
Marija Nenadić, Milica Ljaljević-Grbić, Miloš Stupar, Jelena Vukojević, Ana Ćirić, Vele Tešević, Ljubodrag Vujisić, Marina Todosijević, Nikola Vesović, Nemanja Živković, Srećko Ćurčić
The antifungal potential of the pygidial gland secretion of the troglophilic ground beetle Laemostenus punctatus from a cave in Southeastern Serbia against cave-dwelling micromycetes, isolated from the same habitat, has been investigated. Eleven collected samples were analyzed and 32 isolates of cave-dwelling fungi were documented. A total of 14 fungal species were identified as members of the genera Aspergillus, Penicillium, Alternaria, Cladosporium, Rhizopus, Trichoderma, Arthrinium, Aureobasidium, Epicoccum, Talaromyces, and Fusarium...
June 2017: Die Naturwissenschaften
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580534/fatal-pulmonary-mucormycosis-due-to-rhizopus-homothallicus
#13
Fabrice Compain, Nawel Aït-Ammar, Françoise Botterel, Laure Gibault, Francoise Le Pimpec Barthes, Eric Dannaoui
We report here a case of cavitary pneumonia due to Rhizopus homothallicus in a diabetic patient. This is the first proven case of R. homothallicus infection in Western countries and the third case described worldwide. The organism was isolated from lung biopsy and identified after amplification and sequencing of the internal transcribed spacer region.
June 3, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572995/assessing-the-anti-fungal-efficiency-of-filters-coated-with-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles
#14
Stephen Decelis, Davide Sardella, Thomas Triganza, Jean-Pierre Brincat, Ruben Gatt, Vasilis P Valdramidis
Air filters support fungal growth, leading to generation of conidia and volatile organic compounds, causing allergies, infections and food spoilage. Filters that inhibit fungi are therefore necessary. Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles have anti-fungal properties and therefore are good candidates for inhibiting growth. Two concentrations (0.012 M and 0.12 M) were used to coat two types of filters (melt-blown and needle-punched) for three different periods (0.5, 5 and 50 min). Rhizopus stolonifer and Penicillium expansum isolated from spoiled pears were used as test organisms...
May 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560092/comparison-in-antioxidant-and-antitumor-activities-of-pine-polyphenols-and-its-seven-biotransformation-extracts-by-fungi
#15
Hui Li, Zhenyu Wang
Microbial transformation can strengthen the antioxidant and antitumor activities of polyphenols. Polyphenols contents, antioxidant and antitumor activities of pine polyphenols and its biotransformation extracts by Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus oryzae, Aspergillus carbonarius, Aspergillus candidus, Trichodermas viride, Mucor wutungkiao and Rhizopus sp were studied. Significant differences were noted in antioxidant and antitumor activities. The highest antioxidant activities in Trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC), DPPH radical scavenging activity, superoxide anion radical scavenging activity, hydroxyl radical scavenging activity, reducing power assay and antitumor activity against LoVo cells were biotransformation extract of Aspergillus carbonarius (BAC), biotransformation extract of Mucor wutungkiao (BMW), biotransformation extract of Aspergillus carbonarius (BAC), biotransformation extract of Aspergillus niger (BAN), biotransformation extract of Aspergillus oryzae (BAO) and BMW, respectively...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553006/determination-of-mycotoxins-alkaloids-phytochemicals-antioxidants-and-cytotoxicity-in-asiatic-ginseng-ashwagandha-dong-quai-panax-ginseng
#16
Anna Filipiak-Szok, M Kurzawa, E Szłyk, M Twarużek, A Błajet-Kosicka, J Grajewski
Mycotoxins and selected hazardous alkaloids in the medicinal plants (Panax ginseng, Angelica sinensis, and Withania somnifera) and dietary supplements were determined. Purine alkaloids were found in majority of samples; however, isoquinoline alkaloids were less abundant than indole. The predominant alkaloids appear to be caffeine (purine group), harman (indole group) and berberine (isoquinoline). Examined medicinal plants and dietary supplements were contaminated by mycotoxins (especially ochratoxin A 1.72-5...
2017: Chemické Zvesti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538100/enzymatic-hydrolysis-of-polyester-thin-films-at-the-nanoscale-effects-of-polyester-structure-and-enzyme-active-site-accessibility
#17
Michael Thomas Zumstein, Daniela Rechsteiner, Nicolas Roduner, Veronika Perz, Doris Ribitsch, Georg M Guebitz, Hans-Peter E Kohler, Kristopher McNeill, Michael Sander
Biodegradable polyesters have a large potential to replace persistent polymers in numerous applications and to thereby reduce the accumulation of plastics in the environment. Ester hydrolysis by extracellular carboxylesterases is considered the rate-limiting step in polyester biodegradation. In this work, we systematically investigated the effects of polyester and carboxylesterase structure on the hydrolysis of nanometer-thin polyester films using a quartz-crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring. Hydrolyzability increased with increasing polyester-chain flexibility as evidenced from differences in the hydrolysis rates and extents of aliphatic polyesters varying in the length of their dicarboxylic acid unit and of poly(butylene adipate co-terephthalate) (PBAT) polyesters varying in their terephthalate-to-adipate ratio by Rhizopus oryzae lipase and Fusarium solani cutinase...
May 24, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512597/documentation-of-ethnomedicinal-information-and-antimicrobial-validation-of-thespesia-populnea-used-by-yanadi-tribe-of-ganugapenta-village-chittoor-district-andhra-pradesh-india
#18
Nataru Savithramma, Pulicherla Yugandhar, Pallipati Suvarnalatha Devi, Sade Ankanna, Damai Suhrulatha, Koya Siva Prasad, Ramakrishanan Ranjani, Nagoji Nagaraju, Kummara Madhava Chetty
AIM: This study aimed to document the traditional knowledge of medicinal plants and antimicrobial validation of Thespesia populnea used by Yanadi tribe of Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh, India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was mainly focused on documentation of medicinal plants used by Yanadi tribe to treat different diseases with a standard questionnaire. These plants were cross-checked in Dr. Dukes Database and available literature to know the significance of this tribe on medicinal knowledge...
April 2017: Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507410/isolation-and-identification-of-fungi-associated-with-spoilt-fruits-vended-in-gwagwalada-market-abuja-nigeria
#19
Samuel Mailafia, God'spower Richard Okoh, Hamza Olatunde K Olabode, Ramatu Osanupin
AIM: Annual reports have shown that 20% of fruits and vegetables produced are lost to spoilage. This study was undertaken to isolate and identify fungi that are associated with spoilt fruits commonly sold in Gwagwalada market, Abuja, and recommend appropriate control measure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted in Gwagwalada metropolis, Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria. A total of 100 spoilt fruits which include pawpaw (Carica papaya), orange (Citrus sinensis), tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum), pineapple (Ananas comosus), and watermelon (Citrullus vulgaris) were purchased and examined for the presence of fungal organisms using standard methods...
April 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500670/coupled-effects-of-salt-and-pressure-on-catalytic-ability-of-rhizopus-chinensis-lipase
#20
Gang Chen, Lu Wang, Ming Miao, Chengsheng Jia, Biao Feng
BACKGROUND: Both the high pressure and environmental factors could influence the catalytic abilities of enzymes. This work investigated coupled effects of pressure and salts on Rhizopus chinensis lipase (RCL) to provide significative information for its further applications. RESULTS: The maximum activity of RCL was observed under 200 MPa at 40 °C. The highest activity was achieved at concentrations of 0.06 ~ 0.1 mol L(-1) for tested salts. The effect of monovalent cations on RCL activity followed the Hofmeister series (K(+)  > Na(+)  > Li(+) ) at 0...
May 13, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
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