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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339473/characterization-of-lignocellulolytic-activities-from-fungi-isolated-from-the-deep-sea-sponge-stelletta-normani
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Ramón Alberto Batista-García, Thomas Sutton, Stephen A Jackson, Omar Eduardo Tovar-Herrera, Edgar Balcázar-López, María Del Rayo Sánchez-Carbente, Ayixon Sánchez-Reyes, Alan D W Dobson, Jorge Luis Folch-Mallol
Extreme habitats have usually been regarded as a source of microorganisms that possess robust proteins that help enable them to survive in such harsh conditions. The deep sea can be considered an extreme habitat due to low temperatures (<5°C) and high pressure, however marine sponges survive in these habitats. While bacteria derived from deep-sea marine sponges have been studied, much less information is available on fungal biodiversity associated with these sponges. Following screening of fourteen fungi isolated from the deep-sea sponge Stelletta normani sampled at a depth of 751 metres, three halotolerant strains (TS2, TS11 and TS12) were identified which displayed high CMCase and xylanase activities...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335264/antimicrobial-properties-of-biofunctionalized-silver-nanoparticles-on-clinical-isolates-of-streptococcus-mutans-and-its-serotypes
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Ángel Manuel Martínez-Robles, Juan Pablo Loyola-Rodríguez, Norma Verónica Zavala-Alonso, Rita Elizabeth Martinez-Martinez, Facundo Ruiz, René Homero Lara-Castro, Alejandro Donohué-Cornejo, Simón Yobanny Reyes-López, León Francisco Espinosa-Cristóbal
(1) Background: Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) is the principal pathogen involved in the formation of dental caries. Other systemic diseases have also been associated with specific S. mutans serotypes (c, e, f, and k). Silver nanoparticles (SNP) have been demonstrated to have good antibacterial effects against S. mutans; therefore, limited studies have evaluated the antimicrobial activity of biofunctionalized SNP on S. mutans serotypes. The purpose of this work was to prepare and characterize coated SNP using two different organic components and to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of SNP in clinical isolates of S...
July 22, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334702/in-vitro-antibacterial-activity-of-7-substituted-6-fluoroquinolone-and-7-substituted-6-8-difluoroquinolone-derivatives
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Socorro Leyva-Ramos, Denisse de Loera, Jaime Cardoso-Ortiz
BACKGROUND: Fluoroquinolones are widely prescribed synthetic antimicrobial agents. Quinolones act by converting their targets, gyrase and topoisomerase IV, into toxic enzymes that fragment the bacterial chromosome; the irreversible DNA damage eventually causes the killing of bacteria. Thorough knowledge of the structure-activity relationship of quinolones is essential for the development of new drugs with improved activity against resistant strains. METHODS: The compounds were screened for their antibacterial activity against 4 representing strains using the Kirby-Bauer disk diffusion method...
March 24, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334191/tu-et-al-microbial-diversity-in-chinese-temperate-steppe-unveiling-the-most-influential-environmental-drivers
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Bo Tu, Xavier Domene, Minjie Yao, Chaonan Li, Shiheng Zhang, Yongping Kou, Yansu Wang, Xiangzhen Li
Temperate steppe is extremely sensitive to the current global changes. However, what are the main environmental variables driving microbial diversity in temperate steppe are still unclear, something that impairs doing predictions about the expected effects of global changes on microbe-mediated ecological functions. This is why, in this study, the relationship between soil microbial diversity and environmental variables in Chinese temperate steppe is investigated. In this study, significant correlations between soil bacterial α-diversity and mean annual precipitation (MAP) and the aridity index (AI) were observed at the whole region scale...
March 7, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332930/vertical-profiling-and-modelling-of-e-coli-decay-in-a-shallow-maturation-pond-operating-in-a-tropical-climate
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Daniel F C Dias, Marcos von Sperling
Maturation ponds are excellent natural treatment systems for disinfecting domestic wastewater from pathogenic bacteria because of great sunlight exposure through depth and high pH and DO values within its environment, all of which are important factors for disinfection. E. coli removal is higher closer to the surface of the pond and proceeds to decrease due to the limited amount of sunlight penetrating through deeper depths. In order to quantify the decay coefficients (Kb) of E. coli in a shallow maturation pond, quartz vessels were used to create isolated batch experiments and submerged at different depths inside the pond during different periods of the day (morning and afternoon)...
March 23, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332639/evaluation-of-the-bacteriological-quality-of-raw-cow-s-milk-at-various-stages-of-the-milk-production-chain-on-farms-in-algeria-%C3%A2-oie-world-organisation-for-animal-health-2016
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M Hamiroune, A Berber, S Boubekeur
This study evaluates hygiene practices on 53 dairy farms in the Jijel and Blida regions of Algeria. A survey questionnaire was drawn up covering milking conditions and cleaning of the equipment. In parallel, bacteriological analyses were carried out to estimate the rate, source and development of bacterial contamination in raw milk produced on the farm. In addition, screening was performed to detect the presence of inhibitor residues. The results of the survey revealed poor livestock conditions and milking practices that could explain the presence of bacteria in cow's milk...
December 2016: Revue Scientifique et Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330204/endophytic-fungal-isolate-mediated-biosynthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-and-their-free-radical-scavenging-activity-and-anti-microbial-studies
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Vasudeva Reddy Netala, Venkata Subbaiah Kotakadi, Pushpalatha Bobbu, Susmila Aparna Gaddam, Vijaya Tartte
The present study reports that the biosynthesis of AgNPs using an endophytic fungus isolated from the ethnomedicinal plant Centella asiatica. The endophytic fungus was identified as Aspergillus versicolor ENT7 based on 18S rRNA gene sequencing (NCBI Accession number KF493864). The AgNPs synthesized were characterized by UV-visible spectroscopy, Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy (FTIR), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), particle size analyzer, and zeta potential measurements...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330134/phytases-from-enterobacter-and-serratia-species-with-desirable-characteristics-for-food-and-feed-applications
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Harpreet Kaur Kalsi, Rajveer Singh, Harcharan Singh Dhaliwal, Vinod Kumar
Phytases are enzymes of great industrial importance with wide range of applications in animal and human nutrition. These catalyze the hydrolysis of phosphomonoester bonds in phytate, thereby releasing lower forms of myo-inositol phosphates and inorganic phosphate. Addition of phytase to plant-based foods can improve its nutritional value and increase mineral bioavailability by decreasing nutritional effect of phytate. In the present investigation, 43 phytase positive bacteria on PSM plates were isolated from different sources and characterized for phytase activity...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329730/synthesis-of-novel-quinoline-based-4-5-dihydro-1h-pyrazoles-as-potential-anticancer-antifungal-antibacterial-and-antiprotozoal-agents
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Jonathan Ramírez-Prada, Sara M Robledo, Iván D Vélez, María Del Pilar Crespo, Jairo Quiroga, Rodrigo Abonia, Alba Montoya, Laura Svetaz, Susana Zacchino, Braulio Insuasty
A new series of N-substituted 2-pyrazolines 9a-f, 10a-f, 11a-f, 12a-f and 13a-f were obtained from the cyclocondensation reaction of [(7-chloroquinolin-4-yl)amino]chalcones 8a-f with hydrazine hydrate and its derivatives. Fourteen of the synthesized compounds including the starting chalcones were selected by US National Cancer Institute (NCI) for testing their anticancer activity against 60 different human cancer cell lines, with the most important GI50 values ranging from 0.28 to 11.7 μM (0.13-6.05 μg/mL) and LC50 values ranging from 2...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325333/physicochemical-properties-of-carum-copticum-essential-oil-loaded-chitosan-films-containing-organic-nanoreinforcements
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Eisa Jahed, Mohammad Alizadeh Khaledabad, Hadi Almasi, Reza Hasanzadeh
The aim of this research was to prepare of bionanocomposite films based on chitosan (CH) incorporated with Carum copticum essential oil and reinforced with cellulose nanofibers (CNF) or lignocellulose nanofibers (LCNF). The FTIR analysis showed new interactions in bionanocomposites. AFM and SEM analyses showed an increased roughness for bionanocomposites but suggested good dispersion of CNF and LCNF in CH matrix. X-ray diffraction confirmed that the degree of crystallinity was increased by addition of CNF/LCNF...
May 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322954/characterization-of-high-yield-exopolysaccharide-produced-by-phyllobacterium-sp-921f-exhibiting-moisture-preserving-properties
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Yinping Li, Gaoli Zhang, Chunying Du, Haijin Mou, Jiefen Cui, Huashi Guan, Hueymin Hwang, Peng Wang
A new strain bacteria was isolated and named as Phyllobacterium sp. 921F, due to its high production capacity of exopolysaccharide (EPS). Characterization of physico-chemical properties of the EPS and optimization for high production were conducted to aim at industrial applications. The optimum pH and temperature were 7.0 and 30°C, respectively. The following scale-up fermentation was carried out in 30L bioreactor and amounts of EPS (21.9g/L) were produced. The EPS with a molecular mass of 1082kDa was composed of glucose, galactose, and pyruvate...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319839/escherichia-coli-removal-from-model-substrates-underlying-mechanism-based-on-nanofluid-structural-forces
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Jiyoung Shim, Alex Nikolov, Darsh Wasan
Understanding the interactions between bacteria and solid surfaces that result in bacterial adhesion and removal is of immense importance for reducing foodborne illness outbreaks. A nanofluid formulation comprised of a sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) micellar aqueous solution in the presence of an organic acid (as a pH controller) was used to test the E. coli K12 removal from two substrates, polyvinylchloride (PVC) and partially hydrophobic glass. We investigated the bacterial removal efficacy based on the combined effect of the nanofluid's structural forces and bacterial isoelectric point...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316783/current-and-future-prospects-for-nanotechnology-in-animal-production
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REVIEW
Emily K Hill, Julang Li
Nanoparticles have been used as diagnostic and therapeutic agents in the human medical field for quite some time, though their application in veterinary medicine and animal production is still relatively new. Recently, production demands on the livestock industry have been centered around the use of antibiotics as growth promoters due to growing concern over microbial antibiotic resistance. With many countries reporting increased incidences of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, laws and regulations are being updated to end in-feed antibiotic use in the animal production industry...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314101/a-dielectrophoresis-system-for-testing-antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-gram-negative-bacteria-to-beta-lactam-antibiotics
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I-Hsiu Su, Wen-Chien Ko, Chung-Hsin Shih, Fang-Hao Yeh, Yung-Nien Sun, Jung-Chih Chen, Po-Lin Chen, Hsien-Chang Chang
Gram-negative bacteria (GNBs) are common pathogens causing severe sepsis. Rapid evaluation of drug susceptibility would guide effective antibiotic treatment, and promote life-saving. A total of 78 clinical isolates of 13 gram-negative species collected between April 2013 and November 2013 from two medical centers in Tainan were tested. Bacterial morphology changes in different concentrations of antibiotics were observed under the electric field of a quadruple electrode array using light microscopy. The minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of four antimicrobial agents, namely cefazolin, ceftazidime, cefepime, and doripenem, were determined by the dielectrophoretic antimicrobial susceptibility testing (dAST) and by the conventional broth dilution testing (BDT)...
March 17, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303654/live-cell-imaging-of-bacterial-cells-pyrenoylpyrrole-based-fluorescence-labelling
#15
Arun Divakar Mathiyazhagan, Sivakumar Shanmugam
A novel substituted pyrenoylpyrroles was synthesized by the reaction of pyrenoyl chalcone, TosMIC and methyl iodide under mild condition. All the synthesized compounds were screened for their bioactivity and the MIC was determined, among which few compounds showed moderate antibacterial activity towards gram-positive as well as negative bacteria. Further, cytotoxicity assay ascertained that these compounds were non-toxic to mammalian cells as well. The pyrene chromophore in the synthesized compounds (3a-e) and (5a-e) is responsible for the good photophysical properties which have an absorbance at λ 340 nm and emission at λ 410 nm...
March 17, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302524/inactivation-of-bacterial-pathogenic-load-in-compost-against-vermicompost-of-organic-solid-waste-aiming-to-achieve-sanitation-goals-a-review
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REVIEW
Nuhaa Soobhany, Romeela Mohee, Vinod Kumar Garg
Waste management strategies for organic residues, such as composting and vermicomposting, have been implemented in some developed and developing countries to solve the problem of organic solid waste (OSW). Yet, these biological treatment technologies do not always result in good quality compost or vermicompost with regards to sanitation capacity owing to the presence of bacterial pathogenic substances in objectionable concentrations. The presence of pathogens in soil conditioners poses a potential health hazard and their occurrence is of particular significance in composts and/or vermicomposts produced from organic materials...
March 13, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295570/agreement-among-4-sampling-methods-to-identify-respiratory-pathogens-in-dairy-calves-with-acute-bovine-respiratory-disease
#17
D Doyle, B Credille, T W Lehenbauer, R Berghaus, S S Aly, J Champagne, P Blanchard, B Crossley, L Berghaus, S Cochran, A Woolums
BACKGROUND: Four sampling techniques commonly are used for antemortem identification of pathogens from cattle with bovine respiratory disease (BRD): the nasal swab (NS), guarded nasopharyngeal swab (NPS), bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), and transtracheal wash (TTW). Agreement among these methods has not been well characterized. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate agreement among TTW and NS, NPS, or BAL for identification of viral and bacterial pathogens in dairy calves with BRD...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294988/ellagitannins-of-davidia-involucrata-i-structure-of-davicratinic-acid-a-and-effects-of-davidia-tannins-on-drug-resistant-bacteria-and-human-oral-squamous-cell-carcinomas
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Yuuki Shimozu, Yuriko Kimura, Akari Esumi, Hiroe Aoyama, Teruo Kuroda, Hiroshi Sakagami, Tsutomu Hatano
We isolated a new ellagitannin, davicratinic acid A (5), together with four known ellagitannins, davidiin (1), granatin A (2), pedunculagin (3), and 3-O-galloylgranatin A (4), from an aqueous acetone extract of dried Davidia involucrata leaves. The known ellagitannins were identified based on spectroscopic data. The structure of davicratinic acid A (5), a monomeric ellagitannin possessing a unique, skew-boat glucopyranose core, was established based on spectroscopic data. Additionally, we examined the effects of several tannins with good yields from this plant on drug-resistant bacteria and human oral squamous cell carcinomas, and found that davidiin (1) exhibited the most potent antibacterial and antitumor properties among the tannins examined...
March 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294322/probiotics-are-a-good-choice-in-remission-of-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
#19
REVIEW
Mahboube Ganji-Arjenaki, Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei
Altered gut bacteria and bacterial metabolic pathways are two important factors in initiation and progression of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, efficacy of probiotics in remission of patients with IBD has not been characterized. This study was performed on the studies that specifically assessed the efficacy of probiotics in attaining clinical response on patients with various types of IBD. The efficacy of variant species of probiotics in different conditions and the influence of study quality in outcomes of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were also assessed...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289407/a-novel-antimicrobial-endolysin-lyspa26-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#20
Mingquan Guo, Chunyan Feng, Jie Ren, Xuran Zhuang, Yan Zhang, Yongzhang Zhu, Ke Dong, Ping He, Xiaokui Guo, Jinhong Qin
The global increase in multidrug resistant (MDR) bacteria has led to phage therapy being refocused upon. A novel endolysin, LysPA26, containing a lysozyme-like domain, was screened against Pseudomonas aeruginosa in this study. It had activity against MDR P. aeruginosa without pretreatment with an outer-membrane permeabilizer. LysPA26 could kill up to 4 log units P. aeruginosa in 30 min. In addition, temperature and pH effect assays revealed that LysPA26 had good stability over a broad range of pH and temperatures...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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