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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155076/genotoxicity-and-28-day-oral-toxicity-studies-of-a-functional-food-mixture-containing-maltodextrin-white-kidney-bean-extract-mulberry-leaf-extract-and-niacin-bound-chromium-complex
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Cheng-Tien Wu, Chen-Yuan Chiu, Chun-Fa Huang, Fu-Chuo Peng, Shing-Hwa Liu
Steady-fiber granule (SFG) is a functional food mixture that is composed of four major ingredients, resistant maltodextrin, white kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) extract, mulberry leaf (Morus alba L.) extract, and niacin-bound chromium complex. This study focused on determining the safety of SFG. Genotoxicity and 28-day oral toxicity were evaluated. SFG did not induce mutagenicity in the bacterial reverse mutation assay using five Salmonella typhimurium strains (TA98, TA100, TA102, TA1535, and TA1537) in the presence or absence of metabolic activation (S9 system)...
November 16, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148923/ames-and-random-amplified-polymorphic-dna-tests-for-the-validation-of-the-mutagenic-and-or-genotoxic-potential-of-the-drinking-water-disinfection-by-products-chloroform-and-bromoform
#2
Messaouda Khallef, Süleyman Cenkci, Dilek Akyil, Arzu Özkara, Muhsin Konuk, Djamel Eddine Benouareth
Chloroform and Bromoform are two abundant trihalomethanes found in Algerian drinking water. The investigation of the mutagenic hazard of these disinfection by-products was studied by Ames test as prokaryotic bioassay to show their mutagenic effects. For this, Salmonella typhimurium TA98 and TA100 strains were employed. Both chloroform and bromoform showed a direct mutagenic effect since the number of revertant colonies gradually increase in dose-dependent manner with all concentrations tested with the two bacterial strains and these were both in the absence and presence of S9 metabolic activation...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127378/first-insights-into-the-pleiotropic-role-of-vrf-yedf-a-newly-characterized-gene-of-salmonella-typhimurium
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Clara Ballesté-Delpierre, Dietmar Fernandez-Orth, Mario Ferrer-Navarro, Ramón Díaz-Peña, Antonia Odena-Caballol, Eliandre Oliveira, Anna Fàbrega, Jordi Vila
Salmonella possesses virulence determinants that allow replication under extreme conditions and invasion of host cells, causing disease. Here, we examined four putative genes predicted to encode membrane proteins (ydiY, ybdJ, STM1441 and ynaJ) and a putative transcriptional factor (yedF). These genes were identified in a previous study of a S. Typhimurium clinical isolate and its multidrug-resistant counterpart. For STM1441 and yedF a reduced ability to interact with HeLa cells was observed in the knock-out mutants, but an increase in this ability was absent when these genes were overexpressed, except for yedF which phenotype was rescued when yedF was restored...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117268/general-response-of-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhimurium-to-desiccation-a-new-role-for-the-virulence-factors-sopd-and-ssed-in-survival
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Alice Maserati, Ryan C Fink, Antonio Lourenco, Matthew L Julius, Francisco Diez-Gonzalez
Salmonella can survive for long periods under extreme desiccation conditions. This stress tolerance poses a risk for food safety, but relatively little is known about the molecular and cellular regulation of this adaptation mechanism. To determine the genetic components involved in Salmonella's cellular response to desiccation, we performed a global transcriptomic analysis comparing S. enterica serovar Typhimurium cells equilibrated to low water activity (aw 0.11) and cells equilibrated to high water activity (aw 1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098411/distinguishing-between-metabolically-active-and-dormant-bacteria-on-paper
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Stephanie A Hice, Miguel C Santoscoy, Michelle L Soupir, Rebecca Cademartiri
Switching between metabolically active and dormant states provides bacteria with protection from environmental stresses and allows rapid growth under favorable conditions. This rapid growth can be detrimental to the environment, e.g., pathogens in recreational lakes, or to industrial processes, e.g., fermentation, making it useful to quickly determine when the ratio of dormant to metabolically active bacteria changes. While a rapid increase in metabolically active bacteria can cause complications, a high number of dormant bacteria can also be problematic, since they can be more virulent and antibiotic-resistant...
November 2, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093703/caprylic-and-polygalacturonic-acid-combinations-for-eradication-of-microbial-organisms-embedded-in-biofilm
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Joel Rosenblatt, Ruth A Reitzel, Nylev Vargas-Cruz, Anne-Marie Chaftari, Ray Hachem, Issam Raad
There is a need for non-antibiotic, antimicrobial compositions with low toxicity capable of broad-spectrum eradication of pathogenic biofilms in food preparation and healthcare settings. In this study we demonstrated complete biofilm eradication within 60 min with synergistic combinations of caprylic and polygalacturonic (PG) acids in an in vitro biofilm eradication model against representative hospital and foodborne infectious pathogen biofilms (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans, Escherichia coli, and Salmonella enteritidis)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089020/transcriptomic-study-of-salmonella-enterica-subspecies-enterica-serovar-typhi-biofilm
#7
Khee Chian Jason Chin, Todd Duane Taylor, Maxime Hebrard, Kogaan Anbalagan, Marjan Ganjali Dashti, Kia Kien Phua
BACKGROUND: Typhoid fever is an acute systemic infection of humans caused by Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Typhi (S. Typhi). In chronic carriers, the bacteria survive the harsh environment of the gallbladder by producing biofilm. The phenotype of S. Typhi biofilm cells is significantly different from the free-swimming planktonic cells, and studies have shown that they are associated with antibiotic resistance, immune system evasion, and bacterial persistence. However, the mechanism of this transition and the events leading to biofilm formation are unknown...
October 31, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080850/assessment-of-novel-tobacco-heating-product-thp1-0-part-7-comparative-in-vitro-toxicological-evaluation
#8
David Thorne, Damien Breheny, Christopher Proctor, Marianna Gaca
In vitro studies have been widely used to support the toxicological evaluation of chemicals and complex mixtures including cigarette smoke. In this study, the total particulate matter and whole aerosol from a Kentucky reference 3R4F cigarette and two commercially available tobacco heating products (THPs) were assessed using in vitro mutagenicity, cytotoxicity and tumour-promoting activity assays. The Ames assay assessed mutagenicity using Salmonella typhimurium tester strains TA98, TA100, TA1535, TA1537 and TA102 ± metabolic activation (S9)...
September 5, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075261/induction-of-cell-cycle-and-nk-cell-responses-by-live-attenuated-oral-vaccines-against-typhoid-fever
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Christoph J Blohmke, Jennifer Hill, Thomas C Darton, Matheus Carvalho-Burger, Andrew Eustace, Claire Jones, Fernanda Schreiber, Martin R Goodier, Gordon Dougan, Helder I Nakaya, Andrew J Pollard
The mechanisms by which oral, live-attenuated vaccines protect against typhoid fever are poorly understood. Here, we analyze transcriptional responses after vaccination with Ty21a or vaccine candidate, M01ZH09. Alterations in response profiles were related to vaccine-induced immune responses and subsequent outcome after wild-type Salmonella Typhi challenge. Despite broad genetic similarity, we detected differences in transcriptional responses to each vaccine. Seven days after M01ZH09 vaccination, marked cell cycle activation was identified and associated with humoral immunogenicity...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073182/blood-parameters-as-biomarkers-in-a-salmonella-spp-disease-model-of-weaning-piglets
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Emili Barba-Vidal, Victor Fernando Buttow Roll, Edgar Garcia Manzanilla, Carlos Torrente, José Antonio Moreno Muñoz, José Francisco Pérez, Susana María Martín-Orúe
BACKGROUND: The weaning pig is used as an experimental model to assess the impact of diet on intestinal health. Blood parameters (BP) are considered a useful tool in humans, but there is very scarce information of such indicators in the weaning pig. The objective of the present study is to evaluate the use of different BP as indicators in an experimental model of salmonellosis. METHODOLOGY: Seventy-two 28-day-old piglets were divided into four groups in a 2x2 factorial arrangement, with animals receiving or not a probiotic combination based on B...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057095/salmonet-an-integrated-network-of-ten-salmonella-enterica-strains-reveals-common-and-distinct-pathways-to-host-adaptation
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Aline Métris, Padhmanand Sudhakar, David Fazekas, Amanda Demeter, Eszter Ari, Marton Olbei, Priscilla Branchu, Rob A Kingsley, Jozsef Baranyi, Tamas Korcsmáros
Salmonella enterica is a prominent bacterial pathogen with implications on human and animal health. Salmonella serovars could be classified as gastro-intestinal or extra-intestinal. Genome-wide comparisons revealed that extra-intestinal strains are closer relatives of gastro-intestinal strains than to each other indicating a parallel evolution of this trait. Given the complexity of the differences, a systems-level comparison could reveal key mechanisms enabling extra-intestinal serovars to cause systemic infections...
2017: NPJ Systems Biology and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049011/-omics-of-food-borne-gastroenteritis-global-proteomic-and-mutagenic-analysis-of-salmonella-enterica-serovar-enteritidis
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Aryashree Arunima, Soujanya D Yelamanchi, Chandrashekhar Padhi, Sangeeta Jaiswal, Daniel Ryan, Bhawna Gupta, Gajanan Sathe, Jayshree Advani, Harsha Gowda, T S Keshava Prasad, Mrutyunjay Suar
Salmonella Enteritidis causes food-borne gastroenteritis by the two type three secretion systems (TTSS). TTSS-1 mediates invasion through intestinal lining, and TTSS-2 facilitates phagocytic survival. The pathogens' ability to infect effectively under TTSS-1-deficient background in host's phagocytes is poorly understood. Therefore, pathobiological understanding of TTSS-1-defective nontyphoidal Salmonellosis is highly important. We performed a comparative global proteomic analysis of the isogenic TTSS-1 mutant of Salmonella Enteritidis (M1511) and its wild-type isolate P125109...
October 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046698/evaluation-of-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-genotoxicity-of-angelica-acutiloba-in-a-standard-battery-of-assays
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Jun-Won Yun, Yun-Soon Kim, Euna Kwon, Seung-Hyun Kim, Ji-Ran You, Hyeon Hoe Kim, Jeong-Hwan Che, Byeong-Cheol Kang
Among three representative species of Angelica found in Asian countries, including Korea, China, and Japan, Angelica acutiloba (AA) has been used as traditional herbal medicine with antitumor, anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity, and anti-diabetes activities. In this study, the potential genotoxicity and mutagenicity of the AA extract were examined in a battery of in vitro and in vivo tests (bacterial reverse mutation assay, in vitro chromosomal aberrations assay, and in vivo micronucleus assay) in accordance with the test guidelines for toxicity testing developed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development...
September 2017: Laboratory Animal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043249/interactions-between-bacteria-and-bile-salts-in-the-gastrointestinal-and-hepatobiliary-tracts
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Verónica Urdaneta, Josep Casadesús
Bile salts and bacteria have intricate relationships. The composition of the intestinal pool of bile salts is shaped by bacterial metabolism. In turn, bile salts play a role in intestinal homeostasis by controlling the size and the composition of the intestinal microbiota. As a consequence, alteration of the microbiome-bile salt homeostasis can play a role in hepatic and gastrointestinal pathological conditions. Intestinal bacteria use bile salts as environmental signals and in certain cases as nutrients and electron acceptors...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033925/caco-2-invasion-by-cronobacter-sakazakii-and-salmonella-enterica-exposed-to-drying-and-heat-treatments-in-dried-state-in-milk-powder
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Emilie Lang, Stéphane Guyot, Pablo Alvarez-Martin, Jean-Marie Perrier-Cornet, Patrick Gervais
Due to the ability of foodborne pathogens to survive in low moisture food, the decontamination of milk powder is an important issue in food protection. The safety of food products is, however, not always insured and the different steps in the processing of food involve physiological and metabolic changes in bacteria. Among these changes, virulence properties may also be affected. In this study, the effect of drying and successive thermal treatments on the invasion capacity of Salmonella Typhimurium, Salmonella Senftenberg, and Cronobacter sakazakii was assessed...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031407/biomass-burning-particles-in-the-brazilian-amazon-region-mutagenic-effects-of-nitro-and-oxy-pahs-and-assessment-of-health-risks
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Marcos Felipe de Oliveira Galvão, Nilmara de Oliveira Alves, Paula Anastácia Ferreira, Sofia Caumo, Pérola de Castro Vasconcellos, Paulo Artaxo, Sandra de Souza Hacon, Deborah Arnsdorff Roubicek, Silvia Regina Batistuzzo de Medeiros
Emissions from burning of biomass in the Amazon region have adverse effects on the environment and human health. Herein, particulate matter (PM) emitted from biomass burning in the Amazon region during two different periods, namely intense and moderate, was investigated. This study focused on: i) organic characterization of nitro- and oxy-polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs); ii) assessment of the excess lifetime cancer risk (LCR); and iii) assessment of the in vitro mutagenic effects of extractable organic matter (EOM)...
October 11, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021709/subacute-oral-toxicity-and-bacterial-mutagenicity-study-of-korean-red-ginseng-oil
#17
Hwi Won Seo, Jae Hyun Suh, Seung-Ho So, Jong-Soo Kyung, Yong-Soon Kim, Chang-Kyun Han
BACKGROUND: Red ginseng oil (RGO) is produced by supercritical CO2 extraction of secondary products derived from Korean Red Ginseng extract. As the use of RGO has increased, product safety concerns have become more important. METHODS: In the present study, the subacute oral toxicity and bacterial reverse mutagenicity of RGO were evaluated. Sprague-Dawley rats were orally administered with RGO for 28 d by gavage. Daily RGO dose concentrations were 0 mg/kg body weight (bw), 500 mg/kg bw, 1,000 mg/kg bw, or 2,000 mg/kg bw per day...
October 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021529/endogenously-generated-2-aminoacrylate-inhibits-motility-in-salmonella-enterica
#18
Andrew J Borchert, Diana M Downs
Members of the broadly distributed Rid/YER057c/UK114 protein family have imine/enamine deaminase activity, notably on 2-aminoacrylate (2AA). Strains of Salmonella enterica, and other organisms lacking RidA, have diverse growth phenotypes, attributed to the accumulation of 2AA. In S. enterica, 2AA inactivates a number of pyridoxal 5'-phosephate(PLP)-dependent enzymes, some of which have been linked to the growth phenotypes of a ridA mutant. This study used transcriptional differences between S. enterica wild-type and ridA strains to explore the breadth of the cellular consequences that resulted from accumulation of 2AA...
October 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018430/preliminary-transcriptome-analysis-of-mature-biofilm-and-planktonic-cells-of-salmonella-enteritidis-exposure-to-acid-stress
#19
Kun Jia, Guangyu Wang, Lijiao Liang, Meng Wang, Huhu Wang, Xinglian Xu
Salmonella has emerged as a well-recognized food-borne pathogen, with many strains able to form biofilms and thus cause cross-contamination in food processing environments where acid-based disinfectants are widely encountered. In the present study, RNA sequencing was employed to establish complete transcriptome profiles of Salmonella Enteritidis in the forms of planktonic and biofilm-associated cells cultured in Tryptic Soytone Broth (TSB) and acidic TSB (aTSB). The gene expression patterns of S. Enteritidis significantly differed between biofilm-associated and planktonic cells cultivated under the same conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018419/gene-expression-response-of-salmonella-enterica-serotype-enteritidis-phage-type-8-to-subinhibitory-concentrations-of-the-plant-derived-compounds-trans-cinnamaldehyde-and-eugenol
#20
Anup Kollanoor Johny, Jonathan G Frye, Annie Donoghue, Dan J Donoghue, Steffen Porwollik, Michael McClelland, Kumar Venkitanarayanan
Background:Salmonella Enteritidis phage type 8 (PT8) is a major poultry-associated Salmonella strain implicated in foodborne outbreaks in the United States. We previously reported that two plant-derived compounds generally recognized as safe (GRAS), trans-cinnamaldehyde (TC), and eugenol (EG), significantly reduced S. Enteritidis colonization in broiler and layer chickens. To elucidate potential PT8 genes affected by TC and EG during colonization, a whole-genome microarray analysis of the bacterium treated with TC and EG was conducted...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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