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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541772/fungal-levels-in-houses-in-the-fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-power-plant-evacuation-zone-after-the-great-east-japan-earthquake
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Naohide Shinohara, Masahiro Tokumura, Kazuhiro Hashimoto, Katsuyoshi Asano, Yuji Kawakami
Residences located within 20 km of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were evacuated shortly after the Great East Japan Earthquake. The levels of airborne and surface fungi were measured in six houses in the evacuation zone in August 2012 and February 2013. Airborne fungal levels in all of the houses in the summer were higher than the environmental standard levels for residential houses published in Architectural Institute of Japan (>1,000 CFU/m(3)). In two houses whose residents rarely returned to visit, fungal levels were extremely high (> 52,000 CFU/m(3))...
May 25, 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535676/uplc-ms-it-tof-identification-of-circumdatins-produced-by-a-ochraceus
#2
Jesus Maria Gonzalez, Amparo Alfonso, M J Sainz, Mercedes R Vieytes, Luis M Botana
A method based on the combined use of ultra performance liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry - ion trap - time of flight (UPLC-MS-IT-TOF) detection was employed to identify the metabolite production of Aspergillus ochraceus, which is the major cause of food and feed contamination due to ochratoxin A (OTA). Under the proposed chromatographic conditions, the separation and identification of seven metabolites belonging to the family of circumdatins was achieved. Their initial identification was performed through the exact molecular formula, as a function of their accurate mass...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535353/broad-specificity-immunoassay-for-simultaneous-detection-of-ochratoxins-a-b-and-c-in-millet-and-maize
#3
Yaqiong Zhang, Lanteng Wang, Xing Shen, Xiaoqun Wei, Xinan Huang, Yingju Liu, Xiulan Sun, Zhanhui Wang, Yuanming Sun, Zhenlin Xu, Sergei Alexandrovich Eremin, Hongtao Lei
Ochratoxins A, B and C (OTA, OTB and OTC) can be found in cereals and feeds, the simultaneous detection of these ochratoxins holds a great need in food safety. In this study, four antibodies raised from two ochrotoxin haptens and two coating antigens were compared, and then a sensitive and broad-specificity enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was established for the simultaneous determination of three ochratoxins, where the detection limits were 0.005, 0.001 and 0.001 ng/mL for OTA, OTB and OTC, respectively, and recoveries of three ochratoxins were between 84...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532671/ochratoxin-a-transport-by-the-human-breast-cancer-resistance-protein-bcrp-multidrug-resistance-protein-2-mrp2-and-organic-anion-transporting-polypeptides-1a2-1b1-and-2b1
#4
Xiaozhe Qi, Els Wagenaar, Wentao Xu, Kunlun Huang, Alfred H Schinkel
Ochratoxin A (OTA) is a fungal secondary metabolite that can contaminate various foods. OTA has several toxic effects like nephrotoxicity, hepatotoxicity, and neurotoxicity in different animal species, but its mechanisms of toxicity are still unclear. How OTA accumulates in kidney, liver, and brain is as yet unknown, but transmembrane transport proteins are likely involved. We studied transport of OTA in vitro, using polarized MDCKII cells transduced with cDNAs of the efflux transporters mouse (m)Bcrp, human (h)BCRP, mMrp2, or hMRP2, and HEK293 cells overexpressing cDNAs of the human uptake transporters OATP1A2, OATP1B1, OATP1B3, or OATP2B1 at pH7...
May 19, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528741/in-vitro-immune-toxicity-of-ochratoxin-a-in-porcine-alveolar-macrophages-a-role-for-the-ros-relative-tlr4-myd88-signaling-pathway
#5
Haibin Xu, Shu Hao, Fang Gan, Hong Wang, Jing Xu, Dandan Liu, Kehe Huang
Ochratoxin A (OTA) frequently contaminates a wide variety of food and feeds, inducing immune toxicity of animals. However, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. In the present study, porcine alveolar macrophages (PAMs) cell line 3D4/21 were chosen as a model, and treated by various concentrations of OTA. The results showed that OTA induced immune toxicity of PAMs in a dose-dependent manner, as demonstrated by cell viability, LDH release, Annexin V/PI staining, Bcl-2/Bax mRNA ratio, and pro-inflammatory cytokines expression...
May 18, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527416/ochratoxin-a-induces-nephrotoxicity-and-immunotoxicity-through-different-mapk-signaling-pathways-in-pk15-cells-and-porcine-primary-splenocytes
#6
Fang Gan, Yaojiao Zhou, Lili Hou, Gang Qian, Xingxiang Chen, Kehe Huang
Ochratoxin A (OTA) is reported to be a potent nephrotoxin and immunotoxin in animals and humans. However, the mechanisms underlying OTA toxicity have not been clearly determined until now. Toxicity of OTA and its mechanism was investigated in PK15 cells and in porcine primary splenocytes. The results showed that OTA at 2.0-8.0 μg/mL for 24 h induced cytotoxicity and apoptosis in a dose-dependent manner in PK 15 cells. OTA at 0.5-4.0 μg/mL for 24 h induced cytotoxicity and apoptosis in a dose-dependent manner in porcine primary splenocytes...
May 9, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524101/development-of-a-lc-ms-ms-method-for-the-multi-mycotoxin-determination-in-composite-cereal-based-samples
#7
Barbara De Santis, Francesca Debegnach, Emanuela Gregori, Simona Russo, Francesca Marchegiani, Gabriele Moracci, Carlo Brera
The analytical scenario for determining contaminants in the food and feed sector is constantly prompted by the progress and improvement of knowledge and expertise of researchers and by the technical innovation of the instrumentation available. Mycotoxins are agricultural contaminants of fungal origin occurring at all latitudes worldwide and being characterized by acute and chronic effects on human health and animal wellness, depending on the species sensitivity. The major mycotoxins of food concern are aflatoxin B1 and ochratoxin A, the first for its toxicity, and the second for its recurrent occurrence...
May 18, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524096/itraq-mitoproteome-analysis-reveals-mechanisms-of-programmed-cell-death-in-arabidopsis-thaliana-induced-by-ochratoxin-a
#8
Yan Wang, Xiaoli Peng, Zhuojun Yang, Weiwei Zhao, Wentao Xu, Junran Hao, Weihong Wu, Xiao Li Shen, Yunbo Luo, Kunlun Huang
Ochratoxin A (OTA) is one of the most common and dangerous mycotoxins in the world. Previous work indicated that OTA could elicit spontaneous HR-like lesions formation Arabidopsis thaliana, reactive oxygen species (ROS) play an important role in OTA toxicity, and their major endogenous source is mitochondria. However, there has been no evidence as to whether OTA induces directly PCD in plants until now. In this study, the presence of OTA in Arabidopsisthaliana leaves triggered accelerated respiration, increased production of mitochondrial ROS, the opening of ROS-dependent mitochondrial permeability transition pores and a decrease in mitochondrial membrane potential as well as the release of cytochrome c into the cytosol...
May 18, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511111/adaptive-conditions-and-safety-of-the-application-of-penicillium-frequentans-as-a-biocontrol-agent-on-stone-fruit
#9
Belén Guijarro, Inmaculada Larena, Paloma Melgarejo, Antonieta De Cal
Penicillium frequentans (Pf909) reduces brown rot caused by Monilinia spp. in stone fruit. The registration of a microbial biocontrol agent in Europe requires information on the risks and safety of a biological product. This study focused on the impact of the physical environment on Pf909 survival and growth, Pf909 mycotoxin production on fruit surface, and the Pf909 resistance to commercial antifungal compounds used in animal and human medicine. The effect of temperature (4 to 37°C), water activity (0.999 to 0...
May 8, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507410/isolation-and-identification-of-fungi-associated-with-spoilt-fruits-vended-in-gwagwalada-market-abuja-nigeria
#10
Samuel Mailafia, God'spower Richard Okoh, Hamza Olatunde K Olabode, Ramatu Osanupin
AIM: Annual reports have shown that 20% of fruits and vegetables produced are lost to spoilage. This study was undertaken to isolate and identify fungi that are associated with spoilt fruits commonly sold in Gwagwalada market, Abuja, and recommend appropriate control measure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted in Gwagwalada metropolis, Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria. A total of 100 spoilt fruits which include pawpaw (Carica papaya), orange (Citrus sinensis), tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum), pineapple (Ananas comosus), and watermelon (Citrullus vulgaris) were purchased and examined for the presence of fungal organisms using standard methods...
April 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505090/evaluation-of-ochratoxin-recognition-by-peptides-using-explicit-solvent-molecular-dynamics
#11
Aby A Thyparambil, Ingrid Bazin, Anthony Guiseppi-Elie
Biosensing platforms based on peptide recognition provide a cost-effective and stable alternative to antibody-based capture and discrimination of ochratoxin-A (OTA) vs. ochratoxin-B (OTB) in monitoring bioassays. Attempts to engineer peptides with improved recognition efficacy require thorough structural and thermodynamic characterization of the binding-competent conformations. Classical molecular dynamics (MD) approaches alone do not provide a thorough assessment of a peptide's recognition efficacy. In this study, in-solution binding properties of four different peptides, a hexamer (SNLHPK), an octamer (CSIVEDGK), NFO4 (VYMNRKYYKCCK), and a 13-mer (GPAGIDGPAGIRC), which were previously generated for OTA-specific recognition, were evaluated using an advanced MD simulation approach involving accelerated configurational search and predictive modeling...
May 13, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495100/ultrasensitive-direct-competitive-flisa-using-highly-luminescent-quantum-dot-beads-for-tuning-affinity-of-competing-antigens-to-antibodies
#12
Sicheng Xiong, Yaofeng Zhou, Xiaolin Huang, Ruijin Yu, Weihua Lai, Yonghua Xiong
Herein, for the first time we report a novel direct competitive fluorescence-linked immunosorbent assay (dcFLISA) for the ultrasensitive detection of ochratoxin A (OTA) by introducing a large size polymer beads loaded with quantum dots (QBs) as carrier of competing antigen for decreasing binding affinity to antibody and enhancing the fluorescent signal intensity. When using 255 nm QBs as carrier of competing antigen, the equilibrium dissociation constant of QB based competing antigen to antibodies can be tuned to 100 times higher than that of the horseradish peroxidase (HRP) based competing antigen by controlling labeled amounts of antigen on the surface of QBs...
June 15, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490257/tissue-distribution-and-elimination-of-deoxynivalenol-and-ochratoxin-a-in-dietary-exposed-atlantic-salmon-salmo-salar
#13
Aksel Bernhoft, Helga R Høgåsen, Grethe Rosenlund, Lada Ivanova, Marc H G Berntssen, Jan Alexander, Gunnar Sundstøl Eriksen, Christiane Kruse Fæste
Post-smolt Atlantic salmon, were fed standard feed with added 2 or 6 mg/kg pure deoxynivalenol (DON), 0.8 or 2.4 mg/kg pure ochratoxin A (OTA), or no added toxins, for up to eight weeks. The experiments were performed in duplicate tanks with 25 fish each per diet group, and the feed was given for three two-hour periods per day. After three, six and eight weeks ten fish from each diet group were sampled. In the following hours after the last feeding at eight weeks, toxin elimination was studied by sampling three fish per diet group at five time points...
May 11, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488100/mycotoxins-in-organic-and-conventional-cereals-and-cereal-products-grown-and-marketed-in-croatia
#14
Jelka Pleadin, Mladenka Malenica Staver, Ksenija Markov, Jadranka Frece, Manuela Zadravec, Vesna Jaki, Igor Krupić, Nada Vahčić
In this study, the levels of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), ochratoxin A (OTA), zearalenone (ZEN), deoxynivalenol (DON) and fumonisins (FUM) in unprocessed cereals (n = 189) and cereal-based products (n = 61) were determined using validated ELISA methods. All samples originated from either conventional or organic production corresponded to the 2015 harvest in Croatia. Based on the mean mycotoxin concentrations, the risk for the consumer to exceed the tolerable daily intake (TDI) for these toxins by the consumption of both types of cereals and cereal-based products was assessed...
May 9, 2017: Mycotoxin Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480413/presence-of-citrinin-in-grains-and-its-possible-health-effects
#15
Borna Čulig, Martina Bevardi, Jasna Bošnir, Sonja Serdar, Dario Lasić, Aleksandar Racz, Antonija Galić, Željka Kuharić
BACKGROUND: Citrinin is a mycotoxin produced by several species of the genera Aspergillus, Penicillium and Monascus and it occurs mainly in stored grain. Citrinin is generally formed after harvest and occurs mainly in stored grains, it also occurs in other plant products. Often, the co-occurrence with other mycotoxins is observed, especially ochratoxin A, which is usually associated with endemic nephropathy. At the European Union level, systematic monitoring of Citrinin in grains began with the aim of determining its highest permissible amount in food...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456721/investigation-of-the-importance-of-multidrug-resistance-associated-protein-4-mrp4-abcc4-in-the-active-efflux-of-anionic-drugs-across-the-blood-brain-barrier
#16
Kayoko Kanamitsu, Hiroyuki Kusuhara, John D Schuetz, Kenji Takeuchi, Yuichi Sugiyama
The importance of multidrug resistance-associated protein 4 (Mrp4/Abcc4) in limiting the penetration of Mrp4 substrate compounds into the central nervous system across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) was investigated using Mrp4(-/-) mice. Significant ATP-dependent uptake by MRP4 was observed for ochratoxin A, pitavastatin, raltitrexed (Km 43.7 μM), pravastatin, cGMP, 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetate, and urate. The defect in the Mrp4 gene did not affect the brain-to-plasma ratio (Kp,brain) of quinidine and dantrolene...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445738/ochratoxin-a-and-its-metabolites-in-urines-of-german-adults-an-assessment-of-variables-in-biomarker-analysis
#17
Nurshad Ali, Katherine Muñoz, Gisela H Degen
Ochratoxin A (OTA), a mycotoxin known for its nephrotoxic and carcinogenic properties, is a worldwide occurring contaminant in a variety of food commodities. Biomonitoring (i.e. analysis in biological fluids) can serve to assess human internal exposure from all consumed foods and beverages. We now determined the concentration of OTA and its metabolite ochratoxin alpha (OTα) in plasma and in urine of two male volunteers with different food habits, in order to assess intra-individual temporal fluctuations and inter-individual differences in their biomarker levels...
April 23, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432760/determination-of-ochratoxin-a-in-black-and-white-pepper-nutmeg-spice-mix-cocoa-and-drinking-chocolate-by-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-coupled-with-fluorescence-detection-collaborative-study
#18
Elena Cubero-Leon, Katrien Bouten, Hamide Senyuva, Joerg Stroka
A method validation study for the determination of ochratoxin A in black and white pepper (Piper spp.), nutmeg (Myristica fragrans), spice mix (blend of ginger, turmeric, pepper, nutmeg, and chili), cocoa powder, and drinking chocolate was conducted according to the International Harmonized Protocol of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. The method is based on the extraction of samples with aqueous methanol, followed by a cleanup of the extract with an immunoaffinity column. The determination is carried out by reversed-phase LC coupled with a fluorescence detector...
April 22, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430148/a-rapid-magnetic-solid-phase-extraction-method-followed-by-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-analysis-for-the-determination-of-mycotoxins-in-cereals
#19
Giorgia La Barbera, Anna Laura Capriotti, Chiara Cavaliere, Patrizia Foglia, Carmela Maria Montone, Riccardo Zenezini Chiozzi, Aldo Laganà
Mycotoxins can contaminate various food commodities, including cereals. Moreover, mycotoxins of different classes can co-contaminate food, increasing human health risk. Several analytical methods have been published in the literature dealing with mycotoxins determination in cereals. Nevertheless, in the present work, the aim was to propose an easy and effective system for the extraction of six of the main mycotoxins from corn meal and durum wheat flour, i.e., the main four aflatoxins, ochratoxin A, and the mycoestrogen zearalenone...
April 21, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430142/initial-spore-density-has-an-influence-on-ochratoxin-a-content-in-aspergillus-ochraceus-cgmcc-3-4412-in-pdb-and-its-interaction-with-seeds
#20
Caiyan Li, Yanmin Song, Lu Xiong, Kunlun Huang, Zhihong Liang
The morphology and secondary metabolism of Aspergillus spp. are associated with initial spore density (ISD). Fatty acids (FA) are involved in the biosynthesis of aflatoxins (AF) through Aspergillus quorum sensing (QS). Here, we studied how ochratoxin A (OTA) was regulated by spore density in Aspergillus ochraceus CGMCC 3.4412. The results contribute to understanding the role of spore density in morphogenesis, OTA biosynthesis, and host-pathogen interactions. When A. ochraceus was grown in Potato Dextrose Broth (PDB) media at different spore densities (from 10¹ to 10⁶ spores/mL), more OTA was produced when ISD were increased, but a higher level of ISD inhibited OTA biosynthesis...
April 21, 2017: Toxins
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