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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779228/prevalence-and-clinical-profile-of-rotavirus-a-infection-among-diarrheal-children-and-phylogenetic-analysis-with-vaccine-strains-in-chengdu-west-china-2009-2014
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Yu-Hang Chen, Fan Chen, Tao Zhou, Jia-Yi Chen, Tian-Li Zheng, Xin Xu, Xiao-Fang Pei
OBJECTIVES: Rotaviruses are the most common cause of severe diarrheal disease in young children. However, little is known about the epidemiological and clinical profile of rotavirus A (RVA) in diarrheal children or the efficacy of Lanzhou lamb rotavirus vaccine (LLR) in Chengdu, China. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and clinical profile of RVA in diarrheal children and provide gene analysis information for RVA vaccination programs. METHODS: 1121 fecal samples were collected from outpatient children with diarrhea between 2009 and 2014...
May 19, 2018: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779121/a-comprehensive-comparable-study-of-the-physiological-properties-of-four-microalgal-species-under-different-light-wavelength-conditions
#2
Yu Zhong, Peng Jin, Jay J Cheng
Microalgae treated with blue light have potential for production of human nutrition supplement and biofuel due to their higher biomass productivity and favorable fatty acid composition. Chlorella vulgaris, Chlorella pyrenoidosa, Scenedesmus quadricauda and Scenedesmus obliquus are representative green microalgae which are widely reported for algal production. In this study, we provide a systematic investigation of the biomass productivity, photosynthetic pigments, chlorophyll fluorescence and fatty acid content of the four green microalgae...
May 19, 2018: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778932/dynamics-of-paralytic-shellfish-toxins-and-their-metabolites-during-timecourse-exposure-of-scallops-chlamys-farreri-and-mussels-mytilus-galloprovincialis-to-alexandrium-pacificum
#3
Jiangbing Qiu, Fanping Meng, Ling Ding, Yijia Che, Pearse McCarron, Daniel G Beach, Aifeng Li
New C-11 hydroxyl metabolites of paralytic shellfish toxins (PSTs) have been reported in shellfish. To gain further information on these metabolites, as well as the potential for formation of phase-II metabolites and acyl esters of PSTs, bivalves were fed with the PSTs-producing dinoflagellate Alexandrium pacificum (strain ATHK). Through independent experiments, scallops (Chlamys farreri) were fed for 9 days and mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) for 5 days plus an additional 5 days of depuration, with representative samples taken throughout...
May 16, 2018: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778859/diagnosis-of-nonischemic-stage-b-heart-failure-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-optimal-parameters-for-prediction-of-heart-failure
#4
Ying Wang, Hong Yang, Quan Huynh, Mark Nolan, Kazuaki Negishi, Thomas H Marwick
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to identify whether impaired global longitudinal strain (GLS), diastolic dysfunction (DD), or left atrial enlargement (LAE) should be added to stage B heart failure (SBHF) criteria in asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. BACKGROUND: SBHF is a precursor to clinical heart failure (HF), and its recognition justifies initiation of cardioprotective therapy. However, original definitions of SBHF were based on LV hypertrophy and impaired ejection fraction...
May 11, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778800/phenotypic-and-genotypic-diversity-of-lactobacillus-buchneri-strains-isolated-from-spoiled-fermented-cucumber
#5
Katheryne V Daughtry, Suzanne D Johanningsmeier, Rosemary Sanozky-Dawes, Todd R Klaenhammer, Rodolphe Barrangou
Lactobacillus buchneri is a Gram-positive, obligate heterofermentative, facultative anaerobe commonly affiliated with spoilage of food products. Notably, L. buchneri is able to metabolize lactic acid into acetic acid and 1,2-propanediol. Although beneficial to the silage industry, this metabolic capability is detrimental to preservation of cucumbers by fermentation. The objective of this study was to characterize isolates of L. buchneri purified from both industrial and experimental fermented cucumber after the onset of secondary fermentation...
May 9, 2018: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778653/survival-and-phosphate-solubilisation-activity-of-desiccated-formulations-of-penicillium-bilaiae-and-aspergillus-niger-influenced-by-water-activity
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Nelly Sophie Raymond, Dorette Müller Stöver, Lars Stoumann Jensen, Sebastian Håkansson
The impact of formulation and desiccation on the shelf life of phosphate (P)-solubilising microorganisms is often under-studied, particularly relating to their ability to recover P-solubilisation activity. Here, Penicilllium bilaiae and Aspergillus niger were formulated on vermiculite (V) alone, or with the addition of protectants (skimmed milk (V + SM) and trehalose (V + T)), and on sewage sludge ash with (A + N) and without nutrients (A), and dried in a convective air dryer. After drying, the spore viability of P...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778241/dual-autonomic-inhibitory-action-of-central-apelin-on-gastric-motor-functions-in-rats
#7
Mehmet Bülbül, Osman Sinen
Centrally administered apelin has been shown to inhibit gastric emptying (GE) in rodents, however, the relevant mechanism has been investigated incompletely. Using male Wistar rats, we investigated the efferent pathways involved in gastroinhibitory action of central apelin. Stereotaxic intracerebroventricular (icv) cannulation, subdiaphragmatic vagotomy (VGX) and/or celiac ganglionectomy (CGX) were performed 7 days prior to the experiments. Apelin-13 was administered (30 nmol, icv) 90 min prior to GE measurement...
July 2018: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778219/survival-of-cyanobacteria-in-rivers-following-their-release-in-water-from-large-headwater-reservoirs
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Nicholas Williamson, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, David Outhet, Lee C Bowling
Cyanobacterial survival following their release in water from major headwaters reservoirs was compared in five New South Wales rivers. Under low flow conditions, cyanobacterial presence disappeared rapidly with distance downstream in the Cudgegong and Hunter Rivers, whereas the other three rivers were contaminated for at least 300 km. Cyanobacterial survival is likely to be impacted by the geomorphology of each river, especially the extent of gravel riffle reaches (cells striking rocks can destroy them) and by the different turbulent flow conditions it produces within each...
May 2018: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778211/serological-survey-for-antibodies-against-pestiviruses-in-wyoming-domestic-sheep
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S Silveira, S M Falkenberg, M J Elderbrook, K S Sondgeroth, R P Dassanayake, J D Neill, J F Ridpath, C W Canal
Pestiviruses including Bovine viral diarrhea virus type 1 (BVDV-1), BVDV-2 and Border disease virus (BDV) have been reported in both sheep and cattle populations, together with the HoBi-like, an emerging group of pestiviruses. Pestivirus control programs in the United States have focused on the control of BVDV-1 and 2. The incidence of pestivirus infection in sheep in the United States and the risk of transmission between cattle and sheep populations are unknown. The aim of this study was to perform serological surveillance for pestivirus exposure in sheep from an important sheep producing state in the Unites States, Wyoming...
June 2018: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778210/rabbit-haemorrhagic-disease-cross-protection-and-comparative-pathogenicity-of-gi-2-rhdv2-b-and-gi-1b-rhdv-lagoviruses-in-a-challenge-trial
#10
Carlos Calvete, Manuel Mendoza, Ana Alcaraz, María P Sarto, María P Jiménez-de-Bagüéss, Antonio J Calvo, Fernando Monroy, Jorge H Calvo
European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) are severely affected by rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD). Caused by a lagovirus, the disease leads to losses in the rabbit industry and has implications for wildlife conservation. Past RHD outbreaks have been caused by GI.1/RHDV genotype viruses. A new virus belonging to the GI.2/RHDV2/b genotype emerged in 2010, quickly spreading and replacing the former in several countries; however, limited data are available on its pathogenicity and epidemiological factors. The present work extends these issues and evaluates cross-protection between both genotypes...
June 2018: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778195/antigenicity-characterization-of-four-representative-natural-reassortment-ibdvs-isolated-from-commercial-three-yellow-chickens-from-southern-china-reveals-different-subtypes-co-prevalent-in-the-field
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Guo Chen, Xiumiao He, Lin Yang, Ping Wei
The antigenic relationships between the natural reassortment field strains of infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV), and between the field strains and the vaccine strains are poorly understood. In the present study, the antigenicity of four representative natural reassortment IBDV isolates designated JS7, GD10111, NN1005 and NN1172 from southern China during the years 2005-2011 and their antigenic relationship with the most commonly used vaccine strain B87 were investigated in vivo. For this purpose, cross-challenge studies were performed on 28-day-old birds, which were 2 weeks post-vaccination by oil-emulsion vaccines (OEVs) prepared from the four field viruses and B87, respectively...
June 2018: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778143/efficiency-in-hydrocarbon-degradation-and-biosurfactant-production-by-joostella-sp-a8-when-grown-in-pure-culture-and-consortia
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Carmen Rizzo, Alessandro Ciro Rappazzo, Luigi Michaud, Emilio De Domenico, Carlos Rochera, Antonio Camacho, Angelina Lo Giudice
Joostella strains are emerging candidates for biosurfactant production. Here such ability was analyzed for Joostella strain A8 in comparison with Alcanivorax strain A53 and Pseudomonas strain A6, all previously isolated from hydrocarbon enrichment cultures made of polychaete homogenates. In pure cultures Joostella sp. A8 showed the highest stable emulsion percentage (78.33%), hydrophobicity rate (62.67%), and an optimal surface tension reduction during growth in mineral medium supplemented with diesel oil (reduction of about 12mN/m), thus proving to be highly competitive with Alcanivorax and Pseudomonas strains...
May 2018: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777446/the-degree-of-hiv-1-amino-acid-variability-is-strictly-related-to-different-disease-progression-rates
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Rossana Scutari, Monica Faieta, Roberta D'Arrigo, Lavinia Fabeni, Cristina Mussini, Andrea Cossarizza, Claudio Casoli, Carlo Federico Perno, Valentina Svicher, Claudia Alteri, Stefano Aquaro
The aim of this study is to evaluate the amino acid variability of HIV-1 Gp41, C2-V3, and Nef in a group of patients characterized by different disease progression rates. HIV-1 sequences were collected from 19 Long term non progressor patients (LTNPs), 9 slow progressors (SPs), and 11 rapid progressors (RPs). Phylogenetic trees were estimated by MEGA 6. Differences in amino acid variability among sequences belonging to the 3 groups have been evaluated by amino acid divergence, Shannon entropy analysis, and the number of amino acid mutations (defined as amino acid variations compared with HxB2)...
May 17, 2018: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777038/mechanical-stability-of-the-cell-nucleus-roles-played-by-the-cytoskeleton-in-nuclear-deformation-and-strain-recovery
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Xian Wang, Haijiao Liu, Min Zhu, Changhong Cao, Zhensong Xu, Yonit Tsatskis, Kimberly Lau, Chikin Kuok, Tobin Filleter, Helen McNeill, Craig A Simmons, Sevan Hopyan, Yu Sun
Extracellular forces transmitted through the cytoskeleton can deform the cell nucleus. Large nuclear deformation increases the risk of disrupting the nuclear envelope's integrity and causing DNA damage. Mechanical stability of the nucleus defines its capability of maintaining nuclear shape by minimizing nuclear deformation and recovering strain when deformed. Understanding the deformation and recovery behavior of the nucleus requires characterization of nuclear viscoelastic properties. Here, we quantified the decoupled viscoelastic parameters of the cell membrane, cytoskeleton, and the nucleus...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776384/competence-of-mosquitoes-native-to-the-united-kingdom-to-support-replication-and-transmission-of-rift-valley-fever-virus
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Sarah Lumley, Luis M Hernández-Triana, Daniel L Horton, Maria Del Mar Fernández de Marco, Jolyon M Medlock, Roger Hewson, Anthony R Fooks, Nicholas Johnson
BACKGROUND: Rift Valley fever phlebovirus (RVFV) is a mosquito-borne arbovirus causing severe disease in humans and livestock. It is endemic in Africa and spread to the Arabian Peninsula in 2000 raising concerns it could emerge in Europe. The ability of temperate mosquitoes from the United Kingdom (UK) to support replication and transmission of RVFV is unknown. METHODS: In this study, two colonised lines of Culex pipiens, wild-caught Aedes detritus and Ae. rusticus from the UK were infected with pathogenic strains of RVFV to assess their vector competence...
May 18, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776364/identification-function-and-application-of-3-ketosteroid-%C3%AE-1-dehydrogenase-isozymes-in-mycobacterium-neoaurum-dsm-1381-for-the-production-of-steroidic-synthons
#16
Ruijie Zhang, Xiangcen Liu, Yushi Wang, Yuchang Han, Junsong Sun, Jiping Shi, Baoguo Zhang
BACKGROUND: 3-Ketosteroid-Δ1-dehydrogenase (KstD) is a key enzyme in the metabolic pathway for chemical modifications of steroid hormones. Only a few KstDs have thus far been characterized biochemically and applied for the production of steroidal pharmaceutical intermediates. Three KstDs, KstD1, KstD2, and KstD3, were identified in Mycobacterium neoaurum DSM 1381, and they shared up to 99, 85 and 97% amino acid identity with previously reported KstDs, respectively. In this paper, KstDs from M...
May 18, 2018: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776363/rapid-detection-of-carbapenemase-activity-of-enterobacteriaceae-isolated-from-positive-blood-cultures-by-maldi-tof-ms
#17
Jiajia Yu, Jingxian Liu, Yuanrui Li, Jing Yu, Weinan Zhu, Ying Liu, Lisong Shen
BACKGROUND: Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has been proved to be a useful tool for identification of pathogens directly isolated from blood cultures in clinical microbiology laboratories. β-Lactam antibiotics are commonly used for treatment of bloodstream infections caused by Enterobacteriaceae strains, and carbapenem is the superlative class of β-lactam antibiotics. Since the carbapenem resistance rate of Enterobacteriaceae strains raised year by year, efficient detection of carbapenemase activity and timely delivery of carbapenem susceptibility reports of Enterobacteriaceae strains isolated from blood cultures is important for clinicians...
May 18, 2018: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776085/yielding-of-a-model-glass-former-an-interpretation-with-an-effective-system-of-icosahedra
#18
Rhiannon Pinney, Tanniemola B Liverpool, C Patrick Royall
We consider the yielding under simple shear of a binary Lennard-Jones glass former whose super-Arrhenius dynamics are correlated with the formation of icosahedral structures. We recast this glass former as an effective system of icosahedra [Pinney et al., J. Chem. Phys. 143, 244507 (2015)JCPSA60021-960610.1063/1.4938424]. Looking at the small-strain region of sheared simulations, we observe that shear rates affect the shear localization behavior particularly at temperatures below the glass transition as defined with a fit to the Vogel-Fulcher-Tamman equation...
March 2018: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776028/modeling-thermal-inkjet-and-cell-printing-process-using-modified-pseudopotential-and-thermal-lattice-boltzmann-methods
#19
Salman Sohrabi, Yaling Liu
Pseudopotential lattice Boltzmann methods (LBMs) can simulate a phase transition in high-density ratio multiphase flow systems. If coupled with thermal LBMs through equation of state, they can be used to study instantaneous phase transition phenomena with a high-temperature gradient where only one set of formulations in an LBM system can handle liquid, vapor, phase transition, and heat transport. However, at lower temperatures an unrealistic spurious current at the interface introduces instability and limits its application in real flow system...
March 2018: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775786/is-mic-increase-of-meropenem-against-klebsiella-pneumoniae-carbapenemase-kpc-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-correlated-with-the-increase-of-resistance-rates-against-some-other-antibiotics-with-gram-negative-activity
#20
Piergiorgio Cojutti, Assunta Sartor, Matteo Bassetti, Claudio Scarparo, Federico Pea
OBJECTIVE: To assess MIC distribution for meropenem and the other antibiotics with Gram-negative activity against KPC-Kp clinical isolates collected at our hospital in 2013-2016. METHODS: Susceptibility of KPC-Kp strains was tested by broth microdilution method, using customized 96-well plates, and was interpreted according to the EUCAST recommendations. RESULTS: Among 169 consecutive KPC-Kp clinical isolates 26.6% were susceptible to meropenem...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
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