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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182334/utility-of-intraoperative-frozen-sections-in-surgical-decision-making-for-acute-invasive-fungal-rhinosinusitis
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Peter Papagiannopoulos, Diana Murro Lin, Samer Al-Khudari, Kumar Rajan, Swathi Reddy, Paulo Gattuso, Bobby Tajudeen, Pete S Batra
BACKGROUND: Acute invasive fungal rhinosinusitis (AIFRS) represents a fulminant, potentially fatal, disease process in immunocompromised patients. The diagnosis often rests on high index of clinical suspicion, with relative paucity of data on the diagnostic and therapeutic implications of intraoperative frozen sections. METHODS: Retrospective review was performed for 18 cases undergoing endoscopic sinus surgery for AIFRS. Reliability of intraoperative frozen section diagnosis was evaluated for all patients using final pathology as the gold standard...
February 9, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165868/effect-of-the-filamentous-fungus-mucor-circinelloides-on-the-development-of-eggs-of-the-rumen-fluke-calicophoron-daubneyi-paramphistomidae
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Fabià  N Arroyo, Josà  à  Ngel Hernà  Ndez, Cristiana Filipa Cazapal-Monteiro, Josà  Pedreira, Jaime Sanchà  S, à  Ngel Romasanta, Rita Sã  Nchez-Andrade, Adolfo Paz-Silva, Marà  A Sol Arias
Ruminants infected by Paramphistomidae flukes shed eggs in the feces, which pass through different stages in the environment until the infective stages (metacercariae) are reached. The activity of the soil fungus Mucor circinelloides on the development of eggs of the rumen fluke Calicophoron daubneyi was presently tested with 3 probes, i.e., in Petri plates, feces and an aqueous environment (tubes). The effect of the fungus was assessed by recording the numbers of undeveloped, non-viable and embryonated eggs...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154489/characterization-of-two-new-records-of-mucoralean-species-isolated-from-gut-of-soldier-fly-larva-in-korea
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Thi Thuong Thuong Nguyen, Tham Thi Duong, Hyang Burm Lee
While surveying the diversity of fungi of the order Mucorales, two isolates, EML-PUKI12-1 and EML-PUKI06-1, were obtained from the gut of soldier fly larvae inhabiting the bulrush at a pond located in the Chonnam National University Arboretum, Gwangju, Korea. The isolates were confirmed as Mucor irregularis and Mucor fragilis species, respectively, based on the morphological characteristics and phylogenetic analysis of rDNA internal transcribed spacer region. Such mucoralean species belonging to undiscovered taxa has not previously been described in Korea...
December 2016: Mycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143744/can-fungi-compete-with-marine-sources-for-chitosan-production
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V Ghormade, E K Pathan, M V Deshpande
Chitosan, a β-1,4-linked glucosamine polymer is formed by deacetylation of chitin. It has a wide range of applications from agriculture to human health care products. Chitosan is commercially produced from shellfish, shrimp waste, crab and lobster processing using strong alkalis at high temperatures for long time periods. The production of chitin and chitosan from fungal sources has gained increased attention in recent years due to potential advantages in terms of homogenous polymer length, high degree of deacetylation and solubility over the current marine source...
January 28, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118388/ftir-spectroscopy-for-evaluation-and-monitoring-of-lipid-extraction-efficiency-for-oleaginous-fungi
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Kristin Forfang, Boris Zimmermann, Gergely Kosa, Achim Kohler, Volha Shapaval
To assess whether Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy could be used to evaluate and monitor lipid extraction processes, the extraction methods of Folch, Bligh and Lewis were used. Biomass of the oleaginous fungi Mucor circinelloides and Mortierella alpina were employed as lipid-rich material for the lipid extraction. The presence of lipids was determined by recording infrared spectra of all components in the lipid extraction procedure, such as the biomass before and after extraction, the water and extract phases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107502/rnai-based-functional-genomics-identifies-new-virulence-determinants-in-mucormycosis
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Trung Anh Trieu, María Isabel Navarro-Mendoza, Carlos Pérez-Arques, Marta Sanchis, Javier Capilla, Patricia Navarro-Rodriguez, Loida Lopez-Fernandez, Santiago Torres-Martínez, Victoriano Garre, Rosa María Ruiz-Vázquez, Francisco E Nicolás
Mucorales are an emerging group of human pathogens that are responsible for the lethal disease mucormycosis. Unfortunately, functional studies on the genetic factors behind the virulence of these organisms are hampered by their limited genetic tractability, since they are reluctant to classical genetic tools like transposable elements or gene mapping. Here, we describe an RNAi-based functional genomic platform that allows the identification of new virulence factors through a forward genetic approach firstly described in Mucorales...
January 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087943/rna-interference-in-fungi-retention-and-loss
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Francisco E Nicolás, Victoriano Garre
RNA interference (RNAi) is a mechanism conserved in eukaryotes, including fungi, that represses gene expression by means of small noncoding RNAs (sRNAs) of about 20 to 30 nucleotides. Its discovery is one of the most important scientific breakthroughs of the past 20 years, and it has revolutionized our perception of the functioning of the cell. Initially described and characterized in Neurospora crassa, the RNAi is widespread in fungi, suggesting that it plays important functions in the fungal kingdom. Several RNAi-related mechanisms for maintenance of genome integrity, particularly protection against exogenous nucleic acids such as mobile elements, have been described in several fungi, suggesting that this is the main function of RNAi in the fungal kingdom...
December 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080916/aerobic-microflora-and-endoparasites-of-freshly-shot-wild-agouti-dasyprocta-leporina-in-trinidad-west-indies
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Rod Suepaul, Roxanne Charles, Francis Dziva
The agouti ( Dasyprocta leporina ) is a New World wild rodent hunted for its meat in Trinidad and other Latin American countries. Studies on agouti under captive conditions have yielded some data on health-related aspects, but relatively very little is known about their wild counterparts. The environment of the agouti can influence the microflora and parasites harbored by the animals, which may contain zoonotic pathogens. Here, the microflora found on the nasal mucosa and sections of the intestinal tract and endoparasites of freshly shot agouti from various areas of Trinidad are described...
December 2016: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074432/stereo-and-region-specific-biotransformation-of-physapubescin-by-four-fungal-strains
#9
Chongyue Qiu, Ting Yuan, Dejuan Sun, Suyu Gao, Lixia Chen
Biotransformations of physapubescin (1) were performed by four fungal strains-Mucor subtilissimus AS 3.2454, Mucor polymorphosporus AS 3.3443, Aspergillus niger AS 3.795, and Syncephalastrum racemosum AS 3.264. Four metabolites were prepared in the biotransformation process of 1, and their structures were elucidated as 15α-acetoxy-5,6β:22,26:24,25-triepoxy-26α-hydroxy-3β-methoxy 4β-hydroxyergost-1-one (2), 15α-acetoxy-5,6β:22,26-diepoxy-4β,24β,25α,26(α, β)-tetrahydroxyergost-3β-methoxy-1-one (3a/3b), 15α-acetoxy-5,6β:22,26-diepoxy-4β,24β,25α,26(α, β)-tetrahydroxyergost-2-en-1-one (4a/4b), and physapubescin D (5), by spectroscopic data analysis...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074427/erratum-to-functional-identification-and-regulatory-analysis-of-%C3%AE-6-fatty-acid-desaturase-from-the-oleaginous-fungus-mucor-sp-eim-10
#10
Xianzhang Jiang, Hongjiao Liu, Yongchao Niu, Feng Qi, Mingliang Zhang, Jianzhong Huang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053593/evaluation-of-aerial-microbial-pollutants-in-al-haram-al-nabawi-during-pilgrimage-of-2013
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Kholoud M Alananbeh, Nahla Boquellah, Nadia Al Kaff, Majid Al Ahmadi
Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah is the second holiest site in Islam. The possibility of new emerging microbes is valid due to the increased number of pilgrims. The objectives of the current study were to estimate the numbers of fungi and bacteria inside and outside Al-Haram Al-Nabawi and to find whether new bacterial and fungal species have emerged compared to previous studies. Air samples were collected twice a day from 12 spots and four directions during the pilgrim year of 2013 for four consecutive weeks by using the sedimentation method...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034456/biotransformation-of-an-africanane-sesquiterpene-by-the-fungus-mucor-plumbeus
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Braulio M Fraga, Carmen E Díaz, Leonardo J Amador, Matías Reina, Matías López-Rodriguez, Azucena González-Coloma
Biotransformation of 8β-hydroxy-african-4(5)-en-3-one angelate by the fungus Mucor plumbeus afforded as main products 6α,8β-dihydroxy-african-4(5)-en-3-one 8β-angelate and 1α,8β-dihydroxy-african-4(5)-en-3-one 8β-angelate, which had been obtained, together with the substrate, from transformed root cultures of Bethencourtia hermosae. This fact shows that the enzyme system involved in these hydroxylations in both organisms, the fungus and the plant, acts with the same regio- and stereospecificity. In addition another twelve derivatives were isolated in the incubation of the substrate, which were identified as the (2'R,3'R)- and (2'S,3'S)-epoxy derivatives of the substrate and of the 6α- and 1α-hydroxy alcohols, the 8β-(2'R,3'R)- and 8β-(2'S,3'S)-epoxyangelate of 8β,15-dihydroxy-african-4(5)-en-3-one, the hydrolysis product of the substrate, and three isomers of 8β-hydroxy-african-4(5)-en-3-one 2ξ,3ξ-dihydroxy-2-methylbutanoate...
March 2017: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018316/leveraging-the-attributes-of-mucor-hiemalis-derived-silver-nanoparticles-for-a-synergistic-broad-spectrum-antimicrobial-platform
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Nafe Aziz, Rishikesh Pandey, Ishan Barman, Ram Prasad
Driven by the need to engineer robust surface coatings for medical devices to prevent infection and sepsis, incorporation of nanoparticles has surfaced as a promising avenue to enhance non-fouling efficacy. Microbial synthesis of such nanoscale metallic structures is of substantive interest as this can offer an eco-friendly, cost-effective, and sustainable route for further development. Here we present a Mucor hiemalis-derived fungal route for synthesis of silver nanoparticles, which display significant antimicrobial properties when tested against six pathological bacterial strains (Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas brassicacearum, Aeromonas hydrophila, Escherichia coli, Bacillus cereus, and Staphylococcus aureus) and three pathological fungal strains (Candida albicans, Fusarium oxysporum, and Aspergillus flavus)...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004587/biotransformation-of-20-r-panaxatriol-by-mucor-racemosus-and-the-anti-hepatic-fibrosis-activity-of-some-products
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Guangtong Chen, Jie Li, Sensen Yan, Haijun Lin, Juanjuan Wu, Xuguang Zhai, Yan Song, Jianlin Li
Biocatalysis of 20(R)-panaxatriol (PT) was performed by the fungus Mucor racemosus. Six metabolites (1-6) including five new compounds were obtained, and their structures were elucidated as 20(R),25-epoxy-12β,24β-dihydroxydammaran-3,6-dione (2), 20(R),25-epoxy-12β,22β-dihydroxydammaran-3,6-dione (3), 20(R),25-epoxy-23β-hydroxydammaran-3,6,12-trione (4), 20(R),25-epoxy-12β,23α- dihydroxydammaran-3,6-dione (5), and 20(R),25-epoxy-12β-hydroxydammaran-3,6,23-trione (6) by spectroscopic analysis. Pharmacological studies revealed that compounds 2, 3 and 5 exhibited significant antihepatic fibrosis activity, while 4 and 6 showed cytotoxicity against HSC-T6 cells...
December 22, 2016: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988906/functional-identification-and-regulatory-analysis-of-%C3%AE-6-fatty-acid-desaturase-from-the-oleaginous-fungus-mucor-sp-eim-10
#15
Xianzhang Jiang, Hongjiao Liu, Yongchao Niu, Feng Qi, Mingliang Zhang, Jianzhong Huang
OBJECTIVES: To enlarge the diversity of the desaturases associated with PUFA biosynthesis and to better understand the transcriptional regulation of desaturases, a Δ(6)-desaturase gene (Md6) from Mucor sp. and its 5'-upstream sequence was functionally identified in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. RESULTS: Expression of the Δ(6)-fatty acid desaturase (Md6) in S. cerevisiae showed that Md6 could convert linolenic acid to γ-linolenic acid. Computational analysis of the promoter of Md6 suggested it contains several eukaryotic fundamental transcription regulatory elements...
March 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940464/determination-of-fungal-community-diversity-in-fresh-and-traditional-chinese-fermented-pepper-by-pyrosequencing
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Lingyan Zhao, Yong Li, Liwen Jiang, Fangming Deng
Fermented pepper is one of the traditional Chinese fermented vegetables. The production mainly relies on the fermentation by natural microorganisms. This fermentation system is a unique and dynamic microecological environment, and involved microbial communities are very complex. In this study, 454 pyrosequencing was first used to investigate the fungal communities in fresh pepper and different fermentation phases. The results showed that fungal communities in fresh pepper (sample M_0) were more abundant than later fermented phases...
December 2016: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940316/proteomic-analysis-of-the-adaptative-response-of-mucor-spp-to-cheese-environment
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Stéphanie Morin-Sardin, Jean-Luc Jany, Sébastien Artigaud, Vianney Pichereau, Benoît Bernay, Emmanuel Coton, Stéphanie Madec
: In the cheese industry context, Mucor species exhibit an ambivalent behavior as some species are essential "technological" organisms of some cheeses while others can be spoiling agents. Previously, we observed that cheese "technological" species exhibited higher optimal growth rates on cheese related matrices than on synthetic media. This growth pattern combined with morphological differences raise the question of their adaptation to cheese. In this study, using a comparative proteomic approach, we described the metabolic pathways of three Mucor strains considered as "technological" or "contaminant" in the cheese environment (M...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925034/formulation-and-in-vitro-evaluation-of-carbopol-934-based-modified-clotrimazole-gel-for-topical-application
#18
Muhammad Ubaid, Sadaf Ilyas, Sadullah Mir, Abida K Khan, Rehana Rashid, Muhammad Z U Khan, Zainab G Kanwal, Ahmad Nawaz, Amna Shah, Ghulam Murtaza
The aim of present study was to enhance topical permeation of clotrimazole gel preparation by using various permeability enhancers such as coconut oil, pistachio oil and sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS). Clotrimazole gel preparations were prepared and optimized by using three factor, five level central composite design. A second-order polynomial equation was generated in order to estimate the effect of independent variables i.e. coconut oil (X1), pistachio oil (X2) and sodium lauryl sulphate (X3) at various dependent variables i...
October 2016: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909822/generation-of-lycopene-overproducing-strains-of-the-fungus-mucor-circinelloides-reveals-important-aspects-of-lycopene-formation-and-accumulation
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Yingtong Zhang, Haiqin Chen, Eusebio Navarro, Sergio López-García, Yong Q Chen, Hao Zhang, Wei Chen, Victoriano Garre
OBJECTIVES: To generate lycopene-overproducing strains of the fungus Mucor circinelloides with interest for industrial production and to gain insight into the catalytic mechanism of lycopene cyclase and regulatory process during lycopene overaccumulation. RESULTS: Three lycopene-overproducing mutants were generated by classic mutagenesis techniques from a β-carotene-overproducing strain. They carried distinct mutations in the carRP gene encoding lycopene cyclase that produced loss of enzymatic activity to different extents...
March 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903420/microbiology-of-processed-edible-insect-products-results-of-a-preliminary-survey
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Nils Th Grabowski, Günter Klein
Little is known of the microbiology of processed insect products. The present survey analysed a total of n=38 samples of deep-fried and spiced (Acheta domesticus, Locusta migratoria, and Omphisa fuscidentalis), cooked in soy sauce ("tsukudani"; Oxya yezoensis, Vespula flaviceps, and Bombyx mori), dried (A. domesticus, L. migatoria, Alphitobius diaperinus, Tenebrio molitor, B. mori, Hermetia illucens, and Musca domestica), powdered (H. illucens, T. molitor) and other (incl. deep-frozen B. mori and honeybee pollen) insect products microbiologically (total bacterial count [TBC], Enterobacteriaceae, staphylococci, bacilli, and yeasts and moulds counts, salmonellae, Listeria monocytogenes, and Escherichia coli)...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
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