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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231137/evaluation-of-electrolytically-generated-hypochlorous-acid-electrolyzed-water-for-sanitation-of-meat-and-meat-contact-surfaces
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Shawnna Veasey, Peter M Muriana
'Electrolyzed water' generators are readily available in the food industry as a renewable source of hypochlorous acid that eliminates the need for workers to handle hazardous hypochlorite concentrates. We applied electrolyzed water (EW) directly to multi-strain cocktails of Listeria monocytogenes, E. coli O157:H7, and Salmonella sp. at 250 ppm free available chlorine (FAC) and achieved greater than 6-log reductions in 2 min. Lower EW values were examined as antimicrobial interventions for fresh meat (beef carcasses), processed meats (frankfurters), and food contact surfaces (slicing blades)...
June 13, 2016: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228416/cough-and-expiration-reflexes-elicited-by-inhaled-irritant-gases-are-intensified-in-ovalbumin-sensitized-mice
#2
Cheng Zhang, Ruei-Lung Lin, Jeff Hong, Mehdi Khosravi, Lu-Yuan Lee
This study was designed to determine the effect of active sensitization with ovalbumin (Ova) on cough responses to inhaled irritant gases in mice. Conscious mice moved freely in a recording chamber while the pressure change in the chamber, audio and video signals of the mouse movements were recorded simultaneously to measure the frequencies of cough reflex (CR) and expiration reflex (ER). To further verify the accuracy of cough analysis, the intra-pleural pressure was also recorded by a telemetry sensor surgically implanted in the intra-pleural space in a subgroup of mice...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225195/protective-effect-of-hydroxytyrosol-in-arsenic-induced-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-rat-brain
#3
Manisha Soni, Chandra Prakash, Sfurti Sehwag, Vijay Kumar
The present study was planned to investigate the protective effect of hydroxytyrosol (HT) against arsenic (As)-induced mitochondrial dysfunction in rat brain. Rats exposed to sodium arsenite (25 ppm for 8 weeks) showed decreased mitochondrial complexes (I, II, IV) activities, mitochondrial superoxide dismutase (MnSOD), and catalase activities in brain mitochondria. As-treated rats showed reduced mRNA expression of complex I (ND-1, ND-2), IV (COX-1, COX-4) subunits, and uncoupling protein-2 (UCP-2). In addition to this, As exposure downregulated the protein expression of MnSOD...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225072/copper-treatment-during-storage-reduces-phytophthora-and-halophytophthora-infection-of-zostera-marina-seeds-used-for-restoration
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Laura L Govers, Els M van der Zee, Johan P Meffert, Patricia C J van Rijswick, Willem A Man In 't Veld, Jannes H T Heusinkveld, Tjisse van der Heide
Restoration is increasingly considered an essential tool to halt and reverse the rapid decline of vital coastal ecosystems dominated by habitat-forming foundation species such as seagrasses. However, two recently discovered pathogens of marine plants, Phytophthora gemini and Halophytophthora sp. Zostera, can seriously hamper restoration efforts by dramatically reducing seed germination. Here, we report on a novel method that strongly reduces Phytophthora and Halophytophthora infection of eelgrass (Zostera marina) seeds...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224789/ultra-sensitive-room-temperature-operable-gas-sensors-using-p-type-na-zno-nanoflowers-for-diabetes-detection
#5
Rawat Jaisutti, Minkyung Lee, Jaeyoung Kim, Seungbeom Choi, Tae-Jun Ha, Jaekyun Kim, Hyoungsub Kim, Sung Kyu Park, Yong-Hoon Kim
Ultra-sensitive room-temperature operable gas sensors utilizing the photocatalytic activity of Na-doped p-type ZnO (Na:ZnO) nanoflowers (NFs) are demonstrated as a promising candidate for diabetes detection. The flowerlike Na:ZnO nano-particles possessing ultrathin hierarchical nanosheets were synthesized by a facile solution route at a low process temperature of 40 (o)C. It was found that the Na element acting as a p-type dopant was successfully incorporated in the ZnO lattice. Based on the synthesized p-type Na:ZnO NFs, room-temperature operable chemiresistive-type gas sensors were realized, activated by ultraviolet (UV) illumination...
February 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224245/evaluation-of-ms-2-workflows-in-lc-q-orbitrap-for-pesticide-multi-residue-methods-in-fruits-and-vegetables
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Łukasz Rajski, María Del Mar Gómez Ramos, Amadeo R Fernández-Alba
LC-Q-Orbitrap efficiency was evaluated for pesticide multi-residue analysis by using three workflows involving simultaneous MS and MS(2) analysis. They were as follows: data-dependent MS(2) (dd-MS(2)), all-ion fragmentation (AIF) and variable data-independent analysis (vDIA). These MS(2) workflows were tested for the main method validation parameters such as detection and identification capabilities, repeatability, linear range and quantitation. QuEChER acetonitrile extracts (blanks and spiked with 166 pesticides) of 11 different fruits and vegetables were used for this evaluation...
February 21, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224110/comparison-of-inhaled-milrinone-nitric-oxide-and-prostacyclin-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#7
Martin Albert, Daniel Corsilli, David R Williamson, Marc Brosseau, Patrick Bellemare, Stéphane Delisle, Anne Qn Nguyen, France Varin
AIM: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of inhaled milrinone in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). METHODS: Open-label prospective cross-over pilot study where fifteen adult patients with hypoxemic failure meeting standard ARDS criteria and monitored with a pulmonary artery catheter were recruited in an academic 24-bed medico-surgical intensive care unit. Random sequential administration of iNO (20 ppm) or nebulized epoprostenol (10 μg/mL) was done in all patients...
February 4, 2017: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223695/the-mirnaome-of-catharanthus-roseus-identification-expression-analysis-and-potential-roles-of-micrornas-in-regulation-of-terpenoid-indole-alkaloid-biosynthesis
#8
Ethan M Shen, Sanjay K Singh, Jayadri S Ghosh, Barunava Patra, Priyanka Paul, Ling Yuan, Sitakanta Pattanaik
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) regulate numerous crucial biological processes in plants. However, information is limited on their involvement in the biosynthesis of specialized metabolites in plants, including Catharanthus roseus that produces a number of pharmaceutically valuable, bioactive terpenoid indole alkaloids (TIAs). Using small RNA-sequencing, we identified 181 conserved and 173 novel miRNAs (cro-miRNAs) in C. roseus seedlings. Genome-wide expression analysis revealed that a set of cro-miRNAs are differentially regulated in response to methyl jasmonate (MeJA)...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222608/postsynthetically-modified-covalent-organic-frameworks-for-efficient-and-effective-mercury-removal
#9
Qi Sun, Briana Aguila, Jason Perman, Lyndsey D Earl, Carter W Abney, Yuchuan Cheng, Hao Wei, Nicholas Nguyen, Lukasz Wojtas, Shengqian Ma
A key challenge in environmental remediation is the design of adsorbents bearing an abundance of accessible chelating sites with high affinity, to achieve both rapid uptake and high capacity for the contaminants. Herein, we demonstrate how two-dimensional covalent organic frameworks (COFs) with well-defined mesopore structures display the right combination of properties to serve as a scaffold for decorating coordination sites to create ideal adsorbents. The proof-of-concept design is illustrated by modifying sulfur derivatives on a newly designed vinyl-functionalized mesoporous COF (COF-V) via thiol-ene "click" reaction...
February 22, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222429/effect-of-5-000-ppm-fluoride-dentifrice-or-1-100-ppm-fluoride-dentifrice-combined-with-acidulated-phosphate-fluoride-on-caries-lesion-inhibition-and-repair
#10
Constanza E Fernández, Livia Maria Andaló Tenuta, Altair Antoninha Del Bel Cury, Diego Figueiredo Nóbrega, Jaime Aparecido Cury
High fluoride dentifrice (FD; 5,000 ppm F) has been recommended to arrest root dentine lesions and to control enamel caries in high-risk patients. Also, standard FD (1,100 ppm F) in combination with professional fluoride application has been recommended to control dentine caries, but the effect of this combination on enamel has been considered modest. Considering the lack of evaluation comparing the use of 5,000 ppm FD (5,000-FD) versus acidulated phosphate fluoride (APF) application combined with 1,100 ppm FD (1,100-FD) on the inhibition and repair of caries lesions in both enamel and dentine, we conducted this in situ, double-blind, crossover study of 3 phases of 14 days...
February 22, 2017: Caries Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221984/postharvest-reduction-of-coliphage-ms2-from-romaine-lettuce-during-simulated-commercial-processing-with-and-without-a-chlorine-based-sanitizer
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Samantha L Wengert, Tiong Gim Aw, Elliot T Ryser, Joan B Rose
Viral foodborne outbreaks are a serious threat to public health, and fresh produce is becoming increasingly recognized as a transmission vehicle. To limit foodborne disease, ready-to-eat leafy greens are typically washed with a chlorine-based sanitizer during commercial production. This study assessed the efficacy of a chlorine-based sanitizer against coliphage MS2, as a potential surrogate for foodborne viruses, on fresh-cut romaine lettuce during simulated commercial production using a small-scale processing line...
February 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221944/a-novel-immunoassay-test-system-for-detection-of-modified-allergen-residues-present-in-almond-cashew-coconut-hazelnut-and-soy-based-nondairy-beverages
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Jongkit Masiri, Lora Benoit, Mahzad Meshgi, Jeffrey Day, Cesar Nadala, Mansour Samadpour
A growing number of plant-based milk substitutes have become commercially available, providing an array of options for consumers with dietary restrictions. Though several of these products rival cow's milk in terms of their nutritional profiles, beverages prepared with soy and tree nuts can be a significant concern to consumers because of potential contamination with food allergens. Adding to this concern is the fact that allergen residues from plant-based beverages are modified during manufacturing, thereby decreasing the sensitivity of antibody-based detection methods...
September 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221936/evaluation-of-a-recirculating-dipper-well-combined-with-ozone-sanitizer-for-control-of-foodborne-pathogens-in-food-service-operations
#13
Giselle Almeida, Kristen E Gibson
In the retail food service industry, small countertop sinks, or dipper wells, are utilized to rinse and store serving utensils between uses. These dipper wells are designed to operate under a constant flow of water, which serves both to prevent the accumulation of microorganisms and to aid in the cleanliness of the dipper well itself. Here, a recirculating dipper well ozone sanitation system (DWOSS) was evaluated for the control and inactivation of Escherichia coli , Listeria innocua , PRD1 bacteriophage, and Staphylococcus aureus present on a stainless steel disher...
September 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221924/reductions-in-natural-microbial-flora-nonpathogenic-escherichia-coli-and-pathogenic-salmonella-on-jalapeno-peppers-processed-in-a-commercial-antimicrobial-cabinet-a-pilot-plant-trial
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Jeremy M Adler, Erin D Cain-Helfrich, Cangliang Shen
This experiment aimed to validate the use of antimicrobial solutions in a spray cabinet to inactivate natural microbial flora, nonpathogenic Escherichia coli , and Salmonella on jalapeno peppers. Jalapeno peppers, uninoculated or inoculated with a five-strain mixture of rifampin-resistant E. coli (3.9 log CFU/g) or novobiocin- and nalidixic acid-resistant Salmonella (4.2 log CFU/g), were passed through a commercial antimicrobial cabinet containing both a top and bottom bar spraying (1.38 bar and 2 liters/min) water, sodium hypochlorite (50 ppm), sodium hypochlorite with pH adjusted to 6...
November 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221856/enumeration-and-identification-of-coliform-bacteria-injured-by-chlorine-or-fungicide-mixed-with-agricultural-water
#15
Hidemi Izumi, Yuji Nakata, Ayano Inoue
Chemical sanitizers may induce no injury (bacteria survive), sublethal injury (bacteria are injured), or lethal injury (bacteria die). The proportion of coliform bacteria that were injured sublethally by chlorine and fungicide mixed with agricultural water (pond water), which was used to dilute the pesticide solution, was evaluated using the thin agar layer (TAL) method. In pure cultures of Enterobacter cloacae , Escherichia coli , and E. coli O157:H7 (representing a human pathogen), the percentage of chlorine-injured cells was 69 to 77% for dilute electrolyzed water containing an available chlorine level of 2 ppm...
October 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221844/evaluation-of-commercial-milk-specific-lateral-flow-devices
#16
Rachel C Courtney, Steve L Taylor, Joe L Baumert
The requirement for validation of allergen cleaning processes is increasing. The use of lateral flow devices (LFDs) to identify allergens has rapidly expanded, but the best practices for use of these devices are still developing. The goal of this study was to compare commercially available milk-specific LFDs and a general protein identification method. Five milk proteins and seven milk-derived ingredients were tested at several concentrations with eight milk-specific LFDs and a general protein identification kit...
October 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220301/evidence-that-higher-co2-increases-tree-growth-sensitivity-to-temperature-a-comparison-of-modern-and-paleo-oaks
#17
Steven L Voelker, Michael C Stambaugh, J Renée Brooks, Frederick C Meinzer, Barbara Lachenbruch, Richard P Guyette
To test tree growth sensitivity to temperature under different ambient CO2 concentrations, we determined stem radial growth rates as they relate to variation in temperature during the last deglacial period, and compare these to modern tree growth rates as they relate to spatial variation in temperature across the modern species distributional range. Paleo oaks were sampled from Northern Missouri, USA and compared to a pollen-based, high-resolution paleo temperature reconstruction from Northern Illinois, USA...
February 20, 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219056/anticaries-potential-of-a-sodium-monofluorophosphate-dentifrice-containing-calcium-sodium-phosphosilicate-exploratory-in-situ-randomized-trial
#18
Charles R Parkinson, Muhammad Siddiqi, Stephen Mason, Frank Lippert, Anderson T Hara, Domenick T Zero
Calcium sodium phosphosilicate (CSPS) is a bioactive glass material that alleviates dentin hypersensitivity and is postulated to confer remineralization of caries lesions. This single-centre, randomized, single (investigator)-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover, in situ study explored whether the addition of 5% CSPS to a nonaqueous fluoride (F) such as sodium monofluorophosphate (SMFP)-containing dentifrice affects its cariostatic ability. Seventy-seven subjects wore 4 gauze-covered enamel specimens with preformed lesions (2 surface-softened and 2 subsurface) placed buccally on their mandibular bilateral dentures for up to 4 weeks...
February 21, 2017: Caries Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218408/toxaphene-induced-mouse-liver-tumorigenesis-is-mediated-by-the-constitutive-androstane-receptor
#19
Zemin Wang, Xilin Li, Qiangen Wu, James C Lamb, James E Klaunig
Toxaphene was shown to increase liver tumor incidence in B6C3F1 mice following chronic dietary exposure. Preliminary evidence supported a role for the constitutive androstane receptor (CAR) in the mode of action of toxaphene-induced mouse liver tumors. However, these results could not rule out a role for the pregnane X receptor (PXR) in liver tumor formation. To define further the nuclear receptors involved in this study, we utilized CAR, PXR and PXR/CAR knockout mice (CAR(-/-) , PXR(-/-) and PXR(-/-) /CAR(-/-) ) along with the wild-type C57BL/6...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218304/laser-calorimetry-spectroscopy-for-ppm-level-dissolved-gas-detection-and-analysis
#20
Nagapriya K S, Shashank Sinha, Prashanth R, Samhitha Poonacha, Gunaranjan Chaudhry, Anandaroop Bhattacharya, Niloy Choudhury, Saroj Mahalik, Sandip Maity
In this paper we report a newly developed technique - laser calorimetry spectroscopy (LCS), which is a combination of laser absorption spectroscopy and calorimetry - for the detection of gases dissolved in liquids. The technique involves determination of concentration of a dissolved gas by irradiating the liquid with light of a wavelength where the gas absorbs, and measuring the temperature change caused by the absorbance. Conventionally, detection of dissolved gases with sufficient sensitivity and specificity was done by first extracting the gases from the liquid and then analyzing the gases using techniques such as gas chromatography...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
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