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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904427/prevalence-of-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-and-enterobacteriaceae-on-hands-of-workers-in-halal-cattle-abattoirs-in-peninsular-malaysia
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Bahri Mohd Tamrin Shamsul, Muhammad Tukur Adamu, Mohd Nasir Mohd Desa, Siti Khairani-Bejo
BACKGROUND: Several occupational diseases of multiple origins are encountered among abattoir workers. Presence of indicator microorganisms (coliforms) on hands of workers can be used a gauge for hygienic practices. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed to assess the prevalence of E.coli and enterobacteriaceae among Halal abattoir workers in some government halal abattoirs of Malaysia. A total of one hundred and sixty-five hand swab samples were collected from workers of Halal abattoirs in Malaysia...
September 2016: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894248/crystal-structure-of-murein-tripeptide-amidase-mpaa-from-escherichia-coli-o157-at-2-6-%C3%A3-resolution
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Yinliang Ma, Guohui Bai, Yaqi Cui, Jing Zhao, Zenglin Yuan, Xiuhua Liu
Peptidoglycan (PG) is an essential component of the cell wall, and undergoes reconstruction by various PG hydrolases during cell growth, development and division. The murein- tripeptide (Mtp) amidase MpaA belongs to PG hydrolase family and is responsible for cleaving the γ-D-Glu-meso-Dap amide bond in the Mtp released during PG turnover. The current paper reports the crystal structure of MpaA from Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157 at 2.6 Å resolution. The asymmetric unit consists of two protein molecules and each monomer represents the common α/β fold of metallo-carboxypeptidases (MCP)...
November 28, 2016: Protein and Peptide Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891338/non-o157-h7-shiga-toxin-producing-diarrhoeagenic-escherichia-coli-stec-in-southern-india-a-tinderbox-for-starting-epidemic
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Shashank Purwar, Subrana Roy, Sharada Metgud
INTRODUCTION: Outbreaks due to non-O157:H7 Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) resulting in Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (HUS) have garnered much attention because of associated mortality transcending across continents and also because diarrhoea due to E.coli itself is rare in developed countries. The actual incidence of non-O157:H7 STEC in sporadic acute diarrhoea is not fully elucidated, both in developing as well as in developed countries. Due to larger extent of faecal-oral transmission in developing countries it is prudent to look for non-O157: H7 STEC in such epidemiological settings because of very high potential to spread across larger geographical regions and cause life threatening illness...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889165/effect-of-inoculum-size-bacterial-species-type-of-surfaces-and-contact-time-to-the-transfer-of-foodborne-pathogens-from-inoculated-to-non-inoculated-beef-fillets-via-food-processing-surfaces
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E Gkana, N Chorianopoulos, A Grounta, K Koutsoumanis, G-J E Nychas
The objective of the present study was to determine the factors affecting the transfer of foodborne pathogens from inoculated beef fillets to non-inoculated ones, through food processing surfaces. Three different levels of inoculation of beef fillets surface were prepared: a high one of approximately 10(7) CFU/cm(2), a medium one of 10(5) CFU/cm(2) and a low one of 10(3) CFU/cm(2), using mixed-strains of Listeria monocytogenes, or Salmonella enterica Typhimurium, or Escherichia coli O157:H7. The inoculated fillets were then placed on 3 different types of surfaces (stainless steel-SS, polyethylene-PE and wood-WD), for 1 or 15 min...
April 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889151/efficacy-of-post-harvest-rinsing-and-bleach-disinfection-of-e-%C3%A2-coli-o157-h7-on-spinach-leaf-surfaces
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Nichola M Kinsinger, Holly M Mayton, Madeline R Luth, Sharon L Walker
Attachment and detachment kinetics of Escherichia coli O157:H7 from baby spinach leaf epicuticle layers were investigated using a parallel plate flow chamber. Mass transfer rate coefficients were used to determine the impact of water chemistry and common bleach disinfection rinses on the removal and inactivation of the pathogen. Attachment mass transfer rate coefficients generally increased with ionic strength. Detachment mass transfer rate coefficients were nearly the same in KCl and AGW rinses; however, the detachment phase lasted longer in KCl than AGW (18 ± 4 min and 4 ± 2 min, respectively), indicating that the ions present during attachment play a significant role in the cells' ability to remain attached...
April 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889137/microbial-decontamination-of-onion-powder-using-microwave-powered-cold-plasma-treatments
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Jung Eun Kim, Yeong Ji Oh, Mee Yeon Won, Kwang-Sik Lee, Sea C Min
The effects of microwave-integrated cold plasma (CP) treatments against spores of Bacillus cereus and Aspergillus brasiliensis and Escherichia coli O157:H7 on onion powder were investigated. The growth of B. cereus, A. brasiliensis, and E. coli O157:H7 in the treated onion powder was assessed during storage at 4 and 25 °C, along with the physicochemical and sensory properties of the powder. Onion powder inoculated with B. cereus was treated with CP using helium as a plasma-forming gas, with simultaneous exposure to low microwave density at 170 mW m(-2) or high microwave density at 250 mW m(-2)...
April 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884785/viable-but-non-culturable-state-and-toxin-gene-expression-of-enterohemorrhagic-escherichia-coli-o157-under-cryopreservation
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Junyan Liu, Rong Zhou, Lin Li, Brian M Peters, Bing Li, Chii-Wann Lin, Tsung-Liang Chuang, Dingqiang Chen, Xihong Zhao, Zhiyong Xiong, Zhenbo Xu, Mark E Shirtliff
As major food-borne pathogens worldwide, Escherichia coli are capable of toxin production directly causing severe human disease. However, routine methods are incapable of detecting viable but non-culturable (VBNC) bacteria in food products and raw materials, leading to false-negative identification. In this study, VBNC E. coli O157 strains were acquired after cryopreservation at -20 °C, with and without freeze-thawing; morphology was observed to be of shorter rod-shape, and toxin expression remained at relatively high levels...
November 21, 2016: Research in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880834/overexpressed-proteins-in-hypervirulent-clade-8-and-clade-6-strains-of-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-compared-to-e-coli-o157-h7-edl933-clade-3-strain
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Natalia Amigo, Qi Zhang, Ariel Amadio, Qunjie Zhang, Wanderson M Silva, Baiyuan Cui, Zhongjian Chen, Mariano Larzabal, Jinlong Bei, Angel Cataldi
Escherichia coli O157:H7 is responsible for severe diarrhea and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), and predominantly affects children under 5 years. The major virulence traits are Shiga toxins, necessary to develop HUS and the Type III Secretion System (T3SS) through which bacteria translocate effector proteins directly into the host cell. By SNPs typing, E. coli O157:H7 was separated into nine different clades. Clade 8 and clade 6 strains were more frequently associated with severe disease and HUS. In this study, we aimed to identify differentially expressed proteins in two strains of E...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874211/characteristics-of-volatile-organic-compounds-produced-from-five-pathogenic-bacteria-by-headspace-solid-phase-micro-extraction-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
#9
Juan Chen, Junni Tang, Hui Shi, Cheng Tang, Rong Zhang
The characteristics of volatile compounds from five different bacterial species, Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella Enteritidis, Shigella flexneri, Staphylococcus aureus, and Listeria monocytogenes, growing, respectively, in trypticase soy broth were monitored by headspace solid-phase micro-extraction/gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. The results showed that most volatile organic compounds (VOCs) of five pathogens started to increase after the sixth to tenth hour. Methyl ketones and long chain alcohols were representative volatiles for three Gram-negative bacteria...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Basic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872566/phenotypic-and-genotypic-analysis-of-pathogenic-escherichia-coli-virulence-genes-recovered-from-riyadh-saudi-arabia
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Abdullah A Al-Arfaj, Mohamed S Ali, Ashgan M Hessain, Adel M Zakri, Turki M Dawoud, Khalid S Al-Maary, Ihab M Moussa
The current study was carried out to evaluate the phenotypic and genotypic characterization of avian pathogenic Escherichia coli recovered from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. During the period of 10th February-30th May 2015, 70 E. coli strains were isolated from chicken farms located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. All strains were tested phenotypically by standard microbiological techniques, serotyped and the virulence genes of such strains were detected by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Most of the recovered strains from chickens belonged to serotype O111:K58 25 strains (35...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870549/evaluation-of-bacteriophage-application-to-cattle-in-lairage-at-beef-processing-plants-to-reduce-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-prevalence-on-hides-and-carcasses
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Terrance M Arthur, Norasak Kalchayanand, Getahun E Agga, Tommy L Wheeler, Mohammad Koohmaraie
Escherichia coli O157:H7 is a major food safety concern for the beef industry. Several studies have provided evidence that cattle hides are the main source of beef carcass contamination during processing and that reductions in the E. coli O157:H7 load on the hides of cattle entering processing facilities will lead to reductions in carcass contamination. Bacteriophages have been proposed as a novel preharvest antimicrobial intervention to reduce the levels of E. coli O157:H7 on cattle hides. The objective of this study was to evaluate a commercialized phage application administered in the lairage area of commercial beef processing plants for the ability to reduce E...
November 21, 2016: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858378/label-free-3d-ag-nanoflower-based-electrochemical-immunosensor-for-the-detection-of-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-pathogens
#12
He Huang, Minghuan Liu, Xiangsheng Wang, Wenjie Zhang, Da-Peng Yang, Lianhua Cui, Xiansong Wang
It is highly desirable to develop a rapid and simple method to detect pathogens. Combining nanomaterials with electrochemical techniques is an efficient way for pathogen detection. Herein, a novel 3D Ag nanoflower was prepared via a biomineralization method by using bovine serum albumin (BSA) as a template. It was adopted as a sensing interface to construct an electrochemical bacteria immunosensor for the rapid detection of foodborne pathogens Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7. Bacterial antibody was immobilized onto the surface of Ag nanoflowers through covalent conjugation...
December 2016: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856567/transcriptional-and-translational-regulation-by-rna-thermometers-riboswitches-and-the-srna-dsra-in-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-sakai-under-combined-cold-and-osmotic-stress-adaptation
#13
Sarah Maria Hücker, Svenja Simon, Siegfried Scherer, Klaus Neuhaus
The enteric pathogen Escherichia coli O157:H7 Sakai (EHEC) is able to grow at lower temperatures compared to commensal E. coli Growth at environmental conditions displays complex challenges different to those in a host. EHEC was grown at 37°C (control) and at 14°C with 4% NaCl, a combination of cold and osmotic stress as present in the food chain. Comparison of RNAseq and RIBOseq data provided a snap shot of ongoing transcription and translation, differentiating transcriptional and post-transcriptional gene regulation, respectively...
November 16, 2016: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854514/subtyping-escherichia-coli-virulence-genes-isolated-from-feces-of-beef-cattle-and-clinical-cases-in-alberta
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Renata Tostes, Noriko Goji, Kingsley Amoako, Linda Chui, John Kastelic, Rebekah DeVinney, Kim Stanford, Tim Reuter
Clinical outcomes of Shiga toxin (stx)-producing Escherichia coli infection are largely determined by virulence gene subtypes. This study used a polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-pyrosequencing assay to analyze single-nucleotide polymorphisms for subtyping three major virulence genes (stx1, stx2, eae) of pathogenic E. coli (O157, O26, O111, and O103) isolated from cattle over a 2-year interval (n = 465) and human clinical cases (n = 42) in western Canada. Most bovine isolates were PCR positive for at least one target virulence gene (367/465), whereas 100% of human isolates harbored eae in combination with at least one stx gene...
November 17, 2016: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853704/molecular-and-phylogenetic-characterization-of-non-o157-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-strains-in-china
#15
Xiangning Bai, Bin Hu, Yanmei Xu, Hui Sun, Ailan Zhao, Pengbin Ba, Shanshan Fu, Ruyue Fan, Yujuan Jin, Hong Wang, Qiusheng Guo, Xuebin Xu, Shan Lu, Yanwen Xiong
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) causes diarrhea and hemorrhagic colitis with life-threatening complications, such as hemolytic uremic syndrome. The aim of this study was to assess the molecular epidemiologic features of non-O157 STEC strains from different resources in China and illustrate the role of animal reservoirs or animal-derived foodstuffs in human STEC infections. A collection of 301 non-O157 STEC isolates from domestic and wild animals (i.e., cattle, goat, pig, yak, pika, and antelope), raw meats (i...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846989/a-novel-fluorescence-immunoassay-for-the-sensitive-detection-of-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-in-milk-based-on-catalase-mediated-fluorescence-quenching-of-cdte-quantum-dots
#16
Rui Chen, Xiaolin Huang, Juan Li, Shan Shan, Weihua Lai, Yonghua Xiong
Immunoassay is a powerful tool for rapid detection of food borne pathogens in food safety monitoring. However, conventional immunoassay always suffers from low sensitivity when it employs enzyme-catalyzing chromogenic substrates to generate colored molecules as signal outputs. In the present study, we report a novel fluorescence immunoassay for the sensitive detection of E. coli O157:H7 through combination of the ultrahigh bioactivity of catalase to hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and H2O2-sensitive mercaptopropionic acid modified CdTe QDs (MPA-QDs) as a signal transduction...
December 1, 2016: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837222/diarrhea-risks-by-exposure-to-livestock-waste-in-vietnam-using-quantitative-microbial-risk-assessment
#17
Thu Le-Thi, Phuc Pham-Duc, Christian Zurbrügg, Toan Luu-Quoc, Huong Nguyen-Mai, Tu Vu-Van, Hung Nguyen-Viet
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this paper was to assess the diarrhea risks caused by various pathogens among those exposed to biogas wastewater through different activities. METHODS: Application of quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) of biogas wastewater was conducted in Hanam Province, Vietnam. A total of 451 representatives from households that use biogas were interviewed about their practices of handling biogas plant and reuse of biogas effluent for irrigation...
November 11, 2016: International Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836846/development-of-a-system-model-to-understand-the-role-of-animal-feces-as-a-route-of-contamination-of-leafy-greens-before-harvest
#18
Abhinav Mishra, Hao Pang, Robert L Buchanan, Donald W Schaffner, Abani K Pradhan
: Majority of foodborne outbreaks in the U.S. associated with the consumption of leafy greens contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 have been reported during July-November. A dynamic system model consisting of subsystems and inputs to the system (soil, irrigation, cattle, wild pig, and rainfall) simulating a hypothetical farm was developed. The model assumed two crops of lettuce in a year, and simulated planting, irrigation, harvesting, ground preparation for the new crop, contamination of soil and plants, and survival of E...
November 11, 2016: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833832/electro-activation-of-potassium-acetate-potassium-citrate-and-calcium-lactate-impact-on-solution-acidity-redox-potential-vibrational-properties-of-raman-spectra-and-antibacterial-activity-on-e-coli-o157-h7-at-ambient-temperature
#19
Viacheslav Liato, Steve Labrie, Mohammed Aïder
AIMS: To study the electro-activation of potassium acetate, potassium citrate and calcium lactate aqueous solutions and to evaluate their antimicrobial effect against E. coli O157:H7 at ambient temperature. METHODS AND RESULTS: Potassium acetate, potassium citrate and calcium lactate aqueous solutions were electrically excited in the anodic compartment of a four sectional electro-activation reactor. Different properties of the electro-activated solutions were measured such as: solutions acidity (pH and titratable), Redox potential and vibrational properties by Raman spectroscopy...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827923/the-development-of-a-portable-spr-bioanalyzer-for-sensitive-detection-of-escherichia-coli-o157-h7
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Shun Wang, Jiufeng Xie, Min Jiang, Keke Chang, Ruipeng Chen, Liuzheng Ma, Juanhua Zhu, Qingqian Guo, Haifeng Sun, Jiandong Hu
The purpose of this study was to develop a portable surface plasmon resonance (SPR) bioanalyzer for the sensitive detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in comparison with an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The experimental setup mainly consisted of an integrated biosensor and a homemade microfluidic cell with a three-way solenoid valve. In order to detect Escherichia coli O157:H7 using the SPR immunoassay, 3-mercaptopropionic acid (3-MPA) was chemisorbed onto a gold surface via covalent bond for the immobilization of biological species...
November 4, 2016: Sensors
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