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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319869/biofilm-inhibition-formation-of-clinical-strains-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-mutans-photocatalytic-activity-of-azo-dye-and-gc-ms-analysis-of-leaves-of-lagerstroemia-speciosa
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V Sai Saraswathi, Neethu Kamarudheen, K V Bhaskara Rao, K Santhakumar
The investigation was conducted to analyse the bioactive compounds from the leaf extracts of L. speciosa by GC-MS. The extracts were screened for antibacterial and antibiofilm activities against potential clinical strains. The bioactive compounds from the leaves of L. speciosa were extracted by soxhlet continuous extraction method and their chemical composition was analysed by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy (GC-MS). The antibacterial activity was evaluated against clinical strain like Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, P...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297682/degradation-of-organic-pollutants-by-bio-inspired-rectangular-and-hexagonal-titanium-dioxide-nanostructures
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T V M Sreekanth, Jae-Jin Shim, Yong Rok Lee
Dyes are used in textile, printing, leather, pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic industries. Dyes add color and pattern to materials. The presence of even very low concentration of dyes/dyes degradation products in effluent is highly toxic to humans and aquatic organisms. It is important to remove these dye degradation pollutants from the industrial effluents before their disposal. In recent years nanoparticles have been used for the removal of dyes from industrial waste water. Titanium dioxide nanostructures (TiO2 NS) were synthesized via a one-step facile green process...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294682/rapid-screening-technique-to-identify-sudan-dyes-i-to-iv-in-adulterated-tomato-sauce-chilli-powder-and-palm-oil-by-innovative-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry
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Simona Sciuto, Giovanna Esposito, Luana Dell'Atti, Chiara Guglielmetti, Pier Luigi Acutis, Francesca Martucci
Sudan dyes are synthetic azo dyes used by industry in a variety of applications. Classified as carcinogenic, they are not allowed in foodstuffs; however, their presence as adulterants in food products has been regularly reported. Here, we describe an innovative screening method to detect Sudan I, II, III, and IV in tomato sauce, palm oil, and chilli powder. The method entails minimal sample preparation, completely avoiding the liquid chromatography phase, followed by detection and identification through atmospheric pressure chemical ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry, in positive ionization mode...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291693/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-a-ligand-targeting-the-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-opioid-receptors-for-drug-delivery-to-lung-cancer
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Guo Li, Philip S Low
A well-established approach to developing new imaging agents and treatments for cancer begins with the recognition of receptors that are overexpressed in cancer cells. Ideally, these same receptors would also be absent, or minimally expressed, in healthy tissue. The mu (μ) and delta (δ) opioid receptors (MOR and DOR respectively) match these criteria, with expression in cancer cells that is higher than primary lung epithelial cells. Naltrexone is a drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of alcohol dependence or prevention of relapse from opioid addiction...
June 28, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285350/adsorption-behavior-of-sudan-i-iv-on-a-coastal-soil-and-their-forecasted-biogeochemical-cycles
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Yong Teng, Qixing Zhou
Sudan I-IV as synthetic azo dyes have been concerned worldwide and ever caused a panic on food safety because of illegal addition into foodstuffs. In the past decades, various methods are being developed to identify and determine Sudan dyes in foodstuffs. However, relevant studies about their biogeochemical behaviors and potential environmental effects are rarely reported, although it is of great importance and necessity accounting for their potential environmental contamination from various sources. In this work, the experimental studies on adsorption behavior of Sudan I-IV acting on soil (10, 25, 50, 75, and 100 mg/L) were carried out, and their transport in soil compartments and between soil-water, and air-soil interfaces were discussed...
March 11, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277181/quantitative-analysis-of-sudan-dye-adulteration-in-paprika-powder-using-ftir-spectroscopy
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Santosh Lohumi, Ritu Joshi, Lalit Mohan Kandpal, Hoonsoo Lee, Moon S Kim, Hyunjeong Cho, Changyeun Mo, Young-Wook Seo, Anisur Rahman, Byoung-Kwan Cho
As adulteration of foodstuffs with Sudan dye, especially paprika- and chilli-containing products, has been reported with some frequency, this issue has become one focal point for addressing food safety. FTIR spectroscopy has been used extensively as an analytical method for quality control and safety determination for food products. Thus, the use of FTIR spectroscopy for rapid determination of Sudan dye in paprika powder was investigated in this study. A net analyte signal (NAS)-based methodology, named HLA/GO (hybrid linear analysis in the literature), was applied to FTIR spectral data to predict Sudan dye concentration...
February 17, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277178/estimate-of-the-theoretical-maximum-daily-intake-of-sunset-yellow-fcf-by-the-brazilian-population
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Luana Carolina Alves Feitosa, Patricia Da Silva Rodrigues, Adson Storck Da Silva, Alessandro De Oliveira Rios, Florencia Cladera-Olivera
This study estimated the theoretical maximum daily intake (TMDI) of Sunset Yellow (SY) synthetic food dye by the Brazilian population through food consumption data from the Household Budget Survey (HBS) of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE, 2008/09). The study covered the population in urban and rural areas in the five regions of the country, and from different age groups, in order to verify if it were possible to exceed the acceptable daily intake (ADI) of SY, which is 4.0 mg kg(-1) body weight...
February 20, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274460/electrochemical-fabrication-of-a-novel-zno-cysteic-acid-nanocomposite-modified-electrode-and-its-application-to-simultaneous-determination-of-sunset-yellow-and-tartrazine
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Parisa S Dorraji, Fahimeh Jalali
A new nanocomposite (ZnO/Cysteic acid) was deposited on glassy carbon electrode by cyclic voltammetry. Uniform deposition of the nanocomposite was observed by scanning electron microscopy. The electron transfer characteristics of two food additives, sunset yellow and tartrazine, were greatly improved on the modified electrode. The prepared electrode was used in the sensitive simultaneous determination of sunset yellow and tartrazine by differential pulse voltammetry. Linear calibration curves were obtained in the concentration ranges of 0...
July 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274047/spectrophotometric-evaluation-of-colour-stability-of-nano-hybrid-composite-resin-in-commonly-used-food-colourants-in-asian-countries
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Jyothi Chittem, Girija S Sajjan, Madhu Varma Kanumuri
INTRODUCTION: There is growing interest in colour stability of aesthetic restorations. So far few studies have been reported. AIM: This study was designed to investigate the effects of different common food colourants i.e., Turmeric and Carmoisine (orange red dye) consumed by patients in Asian countries on a recent nano hybrid composite resin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of sixty disk shaped specimens measuring 10 mm in diameter and 2 mm in thickness were prepared...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272042/utilization-of-two-agrowastes-for-adsorption-and-removal-of-methylene-blue-kinetics-and-isotherm-studies
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Manash Deep Dey, Minhaz Ahmed, Ranjana Singh, Ratan Boruah, Rupak Mukhopadhyay
Fresh water streams contaminated with synthetic dye-containing effluents pose a threat to aquatic and human life either by preventing aquatic photosynthesis or by entering into the food chain. Adsorptive removal of such dyes with potent biosorbents is an important technique to reduce bioaccumulation and biomagnifications of the dyes in human life. We report use of betel nut (BN) husk and banana peel (BP), two most abundant ligno-cellulosic wastes, as efficient adsorbents for the removal of the basic dye methylene blue (MB)...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266214/new-lc-ms-ms-method-for-the-analysis-of-allura-red-level-in-takeaway-chinese-dishes-and-urine-of-an-adult-chinese-population
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Kefeng Li, Yonghong Xia, Guolin Ma, Yanna Zhao, Venkataramana R Pidatala
Allura red is a widely used synthetic food dye. In this study, we developed and validated a LC-MS/MS method for the quantification of allura red in three popular takeaway Chinese dishes (braised pork, soy sauce chicken, sweet and sour pork) and human urine samples. High levels of allura red ranging from 2.85 to 8.38 mg/g wet weight were detected in the surveyed Chinese dishes. Of 113 participants who frequently consume the surveyed Chinese dishes (>once a week in the past 2 years), the median of their urinary allura red level was 22...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262892/coloring-attributes-of-betalains-a-key-emphasis-on-stability-and-future-applications
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Natália Martins, Custódio Lobo Roriz, Patricia Morales, Lillian Barros, Isabel C F R Ferreira
Organoleptic characteristics largely determine food acceptance, selection, and subsequent consumption. Therefore, food colorants are extremely important in the food industry. However, based on the latest findings related to the side effects and toxicity issues of some synthetic colorants, consumers worldwide have shown increasing interest in natural alternatives. Betalains are good examples of natural colorants and therefore the present study reviews the main sources of these pigments, their structural elucidation and biosynthetic pathways, their chemical instability to different environmental factors, as well as their potential uses at the industrial level and also for pharmaceutical and cosmetic purposes, due to their ability to act as functional ingredients and health enhancers/promoters...
March 6, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250351/kinetic-study-of-the-equilibration-between-carminic-acid-and-its-two-isomers-isolated-from-cochineal-dye
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Kazumasa Zaima, Azusa Fukamachi, Ryoko Yagi, Yusai Ito, Naoki Sugimoto, Hiroshi Akiyama, Kazufusa Shinomiya, Naoki Harikai
Carminic acid (CA) is a major component of cochineal dye used in food additives, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. CA and its isomers, 2-C-α-glucofuranoside and 2-C-β-glucofuranoside of kermesic acid (DCIV and DCVII, respectively), were isolated from cochineal dye and the equilibrium constants (K) between CA, DCIV and DCVII were investigated. DCIV was partially converted to CA and DCVII, and DCVII was converted to CA and DCIV, whereas CA was very stable and only very slightly converted to DCIV and DCVII. Most of the DCIV and DCVII was converted to CA under aqueous conditions...
2017: Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245579/analysis-of-blood-concentrations-of-zinc-germanium-and-lead-and-relevant-environmental-factors-in-a-population-sample-from-shandong-province-china
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Long Li, Guang Xu, Hua Shao, Zhi-Hu Zhang, Xing-Fu Pan, Jin-Ye Li
Trace elements, including zinc (Zn) and germanium (Ge), are essential for health; deficiency or excess levels of trace elements results is harmful. As a result of industrial and agricultural production, Pb widely exists in people's living environment. It is absorbed mainly through the respiratory and digestive tracts, producing systemic harm. Reference values for a normal, healthy population are necessary for health assessment, prevention and treatment of related diseases, and evaluation of occupational exposures...
February 24, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243912/formation-of-biofilms-by-foodborne-pathogens-and-development-of-laboratory-in-vitro-model-for-the-study-of-campylobacter-genus-bacteria-based-on-these-biofilms
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N R Efimochkina, I B Bykova, Yu M Markova, Yu V Korotkevich, V V Stetsenko, L P Minaeva, S A Sheveleva
We analyzed the formation of biofilms by 7 strains of Campylobacter genus bacteria and 18 strains of Enterobacteriaceae genus bacteria that were isolated from plant and animal raw materials, from finished products, and swabs from the equipment of the food industry. Biofilm formation on glass plates, slides and coverslips, microtubes made of polymeric materials and Petri dishes, and polystyrene plates of different profiles were analyzed. When studying the process of films formation, different effects on bacterial populations were simulated, including variation of growth factor composition of culture media, technique of creating of anaerobiosis, and biocide treatment (active chlorine solutions in a concentration of 100 mg/dm(3))...
February 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243541/tartrazine-induces-structural-and-functional-aberrations-and-genotoxic-effects-in-vivo
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Latifa Khayyat, Amina Essawy, Jehan Sorour, Ahmed Soffar
Tartrazine is a synthetic organic azo dye widely used in food and pharmaceutical products. The current study aimed to evaluate the possible adverse effect of this coloring food additive on renal and hepatic structures and functions. Also, the genotoxic potential of tartrazine on white blood cells was investigated using comet assay. Twenty adult male Wistar rats were grouped into two groups of 10 each, control- and tartrazine-treated groups. The control group was administered orally with water alone. The experimental group was administered orally with tartrazine (7...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242901/soybean-peptide-fractions-inhibit-human-blood-breast-and-prostate-cancer-cell-proliferation
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Srinivas J Rayaprolu, Navam S Hettiarachchy, Ronny Horax, Geetha Kumar Phillips, Mahadevan Mahendran, Pengyin Chen
In this study, we examined in vitro the bio-activity of peptide fractions obtained from soybeans against blood (CCRF-CEM and Kasumi-3), breast (MCF-7), and prostate (PC-3) cancer cell proliferation. Gastro-intestinal treated peptide fractions (<5, 5-10 and 10-50 kDa) prepared from seed proteins of two high oleic acid soybean lines-N98-4445A, S03-543CR and one high protein line-R95-1705, were tested for anticancer activity against human breast, blood and prostate cancer cell lines. Anti-proliferative cell titer assay was conducted to assess the inhibitory effects of the peptide fractions, while trypan blue dye exclusion assay was used to determine the dose response of most effective fractions...
January 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239801/curcumin-protects-against-tartrazine-mediated-oxidative-stress-and-hepatotoxicity-in-male-rats
#18
G E El-Desoky, A Abdel-Ghaffar, Z A Al-Othman, M A Habila, Y A Al-Sheikh, H K Ghneim, J P Giesy, M A M Aboul-Soud
OBJECTIVE: Synthetic dyes have been reported to exert detrimental effects on the health of humans. This study evaluated the effects of a diet containing tartrazine (Tz) on rats which included: i) biochemical parameters including hepatic enzymes, kidney functions and profiles of lipids; ii) markers of oxidative stress in cells by measuring concentrations of malondialdehyde (MDA) and glutathione (GSH); iii) activities of selected, key hepatic antioxidant enzymes including catalase (CAT), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx); iv) pathologies of liver...
February 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236387/simultaneous-analysis-of-oil-soluble-basic-and-acidic-illegal-dyes-in-foods-using-liquid-chromatography-diode-array-detection
#19
Yoko Uematsu, Toshiko Mizumachi, Kimio Monma
A method for simutaneously detecting 8 oil-soluble and 10 water-soluble (3 basic and 7 acidic) illegal dyes in foods was developed. The sample was mixed with water, followed by methanol and tetrahydrofuran. Transesterification with sodium methoxide was applied to the mixture, which allowed the triglycerides in the sample to be converted to fatty acid methyl esters. This treatment resulted in a biphasic mixture. Oil-soluble dyes and fatty acid methyl esters were deposited in the upper organic phase, which was cleaned using a silica-gel solid-phase extraction (SPE) column to remove the fatty acid methyl esters from the solution...
February 25, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215322/production-of-enzymes-from-agricultural-wastes-and-their-potential-industrial-applications
#20
S Bharathiraja, J Suriya, M Krishnan, P Manivasagan, S-K Kim
Enzymatic hydrolysis is the significant technique for the conversion of agricultural wastes into valuable products. Agroindustrial wastes such as rice bran, wheat bran, wheat straw, sugarcane bagasse, and corncob are cheapest and plentifully available natural carbon sources for the production of industrially important enzymes. Innumerable enzymes that have numerous applications in industrial processes for food, drug, textile, and dye use have been produced from different types of microorganisms from agricultural wastes...
2017: Advances in Food and Nutrition Research
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