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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635967/social-behaviour-involving-drug-resistance-the-role-of-initial-density-initial-frequency-and-population-structure-in-shaping-the-effect-of-antibiotic-resistance-as-a-public-good
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I L Domingues, J A Gama, L M Carvalho, F Dionisio
Bacteria sometimes cooperate with co-inhabiting cells. Pathogenic bacteria, for example, often produce and excrete virulence factors, eventually benefitting both producer and non-producer cells. The role of social interactions involving antibiotic resistance, however, has been more elusive. Enzymes that inactivate β-lactam antibiotics such as ampicillin or penicillin (β-lactamases) are good candidates as public goods. Nonetheless, it has been claimed that bacteria harbouring plasmids of natural origin coding for β-lactamase almost do not protect sensitive bacteria...
June 21, 2017: Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634115/delineating-the-roles-of-cellular-and-innate-antiviral-immune-parameters-mediating-ranavirus-susceptibility-using-rainbow-trout-cell-lines
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Graeme J Lisser, Nguyen T K Vo, Stephanie J DeWitte-Orr
Frog virus 3 is the type species of the Ranavirus genus and the causative agent of massive mortalities of aquatic species worldwide. A critical step in limiting virus replication, particularly early in infection, is the innate immune response. Presently, little is known regarding what innate immune strategies limit FV3 at the cellular level. To this end, the present study uses two rainbow trout cell lines, RTG-2 and RTgutGC, which demonstrate susceptible and relatively resistant phenotypes to FV3 infection, to elucidate susceptibility factors to FV3...
June 17, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633491/optimization-of-inactivated-h5n9-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-vaccine-and-inactivated-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhimurium-vaccine-with-antigen-dose-and-prime-boost-regimen-in-domestic-ducks
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Seong-Su Yuk, Eredene-Ochir To, Jung-Hoon Kwon, Jin-Yong Noh, Woo-Tack Hong, Jei-Hyun Jeong, Gyeong-Bin Gwon, Chang-Seon Song
Owing to the increase in the number of diseases affecting ducks and the demand for food safety by consumers, vaccination has become one of the factors that influence duck meat productivity. The highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus is one of the most prevalent and causes one of the most lethal diseases in domestic ducks, and Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium is a food-borne pathogen persistent in the domestic duck population. To better understand the optimal usage of HPAI and S. enterica serovar Typhimurium vaccines, we aimed to determine antigen dose, oil and gel adjuvant usage with prime-boost regimen, and vaccination age, inducing the best immune response in ducks, without an effect on body weight gain...
June 17, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630061/increased-resistance-to-intradermal-francisella-tularensis-lvs-infection-by-inactivation-of-the-sts-phosphatases
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Kaustubh Parashar, Erik Kopping, David Frank, Vinaya Sampath, David G Thanassi, Nick Carpino
The Suppressor of TCR signaling proteins (Sts-1 and Sts-2) are two homologous phosphatases that negatively regulate signaling pathways in a number of hematopoietic lineages, including T lymphocytes. Mice lacking Sts expression are characterized by enhanced T cell responses. Additionally, a recent study demonstrated that Sts-/- mice are profoundly resistant to systemic infection of Candida albicans, with resistance characterized by enhanced survival, more rapid fungal clearance in key peripheral organs, and an altered inflammatory response...
June 19, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628231/gene-therapy-decreases-seizures-in-a-model-of-incontinentia-pigmenti
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Godwin K Dogbevia, Kathrin Töllner, Jakob Körbelin, Sonja Bröer, Dirk A Ridder, Hanna Grasshoff, Claudia Brandt, Jan Wenzel, Beate K Straub, Martin Trepel, Wolfgang Löscher, Markus Schwaninger
OBJECTIVE: Incontinentia pigmenti (IP) is a genetic disease leading to severe neurological symptoms, such as epileptic seizures, but no specific treatment is available. IP is caused by pathogenic variants that inactivate the Nemo gene. Replacing Nemo through gene therapy might provide therapeutic benefits. METHODS: In a mouse model of IP we administered a single intravenous dose of the AAV vector AAV-BR1-CAG-NEMO delivering the Nemo gene to the brain endothelium...
June 19, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627490/genotyping-and-antimicrobial-resistance-genes-of-yersinia-ruckeri-isolates-from-rainbow-trout-farms
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Muhammed Duman, Soner Altun, Murat Cengiz, Izzet Burcin Saticioglu, Ayse Gul Buyukekiz, Pinar Sahinturk
In this study, we compared 142 Yersinia ruckeri isolates collected between 2013 and 2016 from 6 different regions in Turkey. A total of 18 different genogroups were found, though most of the isolates clustered into the same genogroup as serotype O1. As immunization of fish with inactivated Y. ruckeri by injection, immersion, or feeding provide minimal protection against Y. ruckeri infection in Turkey, many fish producers use antimicrobials unrestrictedly, resulting in antimicrobial resistance in aquatic pathogens...
June 19, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626639/a-non-mosaic-porcn-mutation-in-a-male-with-severe-congenital-anomalies-overlapping-focal-dermal-hypoplasia
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Simran Madan, Wei Liu, James T Lu, V Reid Sutton, Bryant Toth, Priscilla Joe, John R Waterson, Richard A Gibbs, Ignatia B Van den Veyver, Edward J Lammer, Philippe M Campeau, Brendan H Lee
Mutations in the PORCN gene cause the X-linked dominant condition focal dermal hypoplasia (FDH). Features of FDH include striated pigmentation of the skin, ocular and skeletal malformations. FDH is generally associated with in utero lethality in non-mosaic males and most of the currently reported male patients show mosaicism due to de novo post-zygotic mutations in the PORCN gene. There is only one previous report of a surviving male with an inherited mutation in the PORCN gene. Here, we report two male siblings with multiple malformations including skeletal, ocular and renal defects overlapping with FDH...
September 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625993/survival-of-h5n1-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-virus-in-tissues-derived-from-experimentally-infected-chickens
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Yu Yamamoto, Kikuyasu Nakamura, Masaji Mase
Eurasian lineage H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus has been a severe threat to the poultry industry since its emergence in 1996. The carcass or tissues derived from infected birds may have the risk of the virus spreading to humans, animals, and the surrounding environment. In this study, we investigated the survival of the virus in feather, muscle, and liver tissues collected from six chickens (Gallus gallus) experimentally infected with H5N1 HPAI virus. The tissues were stored at +4°C or +20°C and viral isolation was performed at different times for 360 days...
June 16, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625746/the-fragmentation-mechanism-and-immune-protective-effect-of-cftep-in-the-scallop-chlamys-farreri
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Zhuang Xue, Leilei Wang, Zhaoqun Liu, Weilin Wang, Chang Liu, Xiaorui Song, Lingling Wang, Linsheng Song
Thioester-containing proteins (TEPs), characterized by a unique intrachain β-cysteinyl-γ-glutamyl thioester bond, form an ancient and diverse family of secreted proteins that play central roles in the innate immune response. But the existence form and immune protection mechanism of TEP in invertebrates still remain unclear, especially in the mollusks. The fragmentation and the immune-protective effect of thioester bond in CfTEP, a previously identified thioester-containing protein in scallop Chlamys farreri, were characterized in the present study...
June 15, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624906/pathogen-reduction-inactivation-of-products-for-the-treatment-of-bleeding-disorders-what-are-the-processes-and-what-should-we-say-to-patients
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Giovanni Di Minno, David Navarro, Carlo Federico Perno, Mariana Canaro, Lutz Gürtler, James W Ironside, Hermann Eichler, Andreas Tiede
Patients with blood disorders (including leukaemia, platelet function disorders and coagulation factor deficiencies) or acute bleeding receive blood-derived products, such as red blood cells, platelet concentrates and plasma-derived products. Although the risk of pathogen contamination of blood products has fallen considerably over the past three decades, contamination is still a topic of concern. In order to counsel patients and obtain informed consent before transfusion, physicians are required to keep up to date with current knowledge on residual risk of pathogen transmission and methods of pathogen removal/inactivation...
June 18, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621585/inactivation-of-nonpathogenic-escherichia-coli-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-salmonella-enterica-typhimurium-and-listeria-monocytogenes-in-ice-using-a-uvc-light-emitting-diode
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Suguru Murashita, Shuso Kawamura, Shigenobu Koseki
Ice, widely used in the food industry, is a potential cause of food poisoning resulting from microbial contamination. Direct microbial inactivation of ice is necessary because microorganisms may have been present in the source water used to make it and/or may have been introduced due to poor hygiene during production or handling of the ice. Nonthermal and nondestructive microbial inactivation technologies are needed to control microorganisms in ice. We evaluated the applicability of a UVC light-emitting diode (UVC-LED) for microbial inactivation in ice...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619156/preserved-immunogenicity-of-an-inactivated-vaccine-based-on-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-particles-with-improved-stability
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Flavia Caridi, Ángela Vázquez-Calvo, Belén Borrego, Kenneth McCullough, Artur Summerfield, Francisco Sobrino, Miguel A Martín-Acebes
Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) is the etiological agent of a highly contagious disease that affects important livestock species. Vaccines based on inactivated FMDV virions provide a useful tool for the control of this pathogen. However, long term storage at 4°C (the temperature for vaccine storage) or ruptures of the cold chain, provoke the dissociation of virions, reducing the immunogenicity of the vaccine. An FMDV mutant carrying amino acid replacements VP1 N17D and VP2 H145Y isolated previously rendered virions with increased resistance to dissociation at 4°C...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619136/coimmunization-with-recombinant-epitope-expressing-baculovirus-enhances-protective-effects-of-inactivated-h5n1-vaccine-against-heterologous-virus
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Zhen Zhang, Jiao Zhang, Jie Zhang, Qi Li, Peisi Miao, Jie Liu, Shijie Li, Jianni Huang, Ming Liao, Huiying Fan
H5N1, a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAIV), poses a significant threat to poultry and human health. However, currently available inactivated influenza vaccines are less efficacious against viruses that display antigenic drift. In this study, we constructed a recombinant baculovirus (BV-HMNN) expressing four conserved antigen epitopes: H5N1 hemagglutinin stem area amino acids 76-130 (HA2 76-130); three tandem repeats from the ectodomain of the conserved influenza matrix protein M2 (3M2e); nucleoprotein amino acids 55-69 (NP55-69); and nucleoprotein amino acids 380-393 (NP380-393)...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611350/fgf23-is-synthesised-locally-by-renal-tubules-and-activates-injury-primed-fibroblasts
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Edward R Smith, Sven-Jean Tan, Stephen G Holt, Tim D Hewitson
In kidney disease, higher circulating levels of the mineral-regulating hormone fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-23 are predictive of disease progression but direct pathogenic effects on the kidney are unknown. We sought evidence of local renal synthesis in response to unilateral ureteric obstruction in the mouse, and pro-fibrotic actions of FGF23 on the fibroblast in vitro. Acute tubulointerstitial injury due to unilateral ureteric obstruction stimulated renal FGF23 synthesis by tubules, and downregulated inactivating proprotein convertases, without effects on systemic mineral metabolism...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607159/mechanisms-of-pyocyanin-toxicity-and-genetic-determinants-of-resistance-in-staphylococcus-aureus
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Michael J Noto, William J Burns, William N Beavers, Eric P Skaar
Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus are commonly isolated from polymicrobial infections, such as wound infections and chronic respiratory infections of persons with cystic fibrosis. Despite their co-isolation, P. aeruginosa produces substances toxic to S. aureus, including pyocyanin, a blue pigmented molecule that functions in P. aeruginosa virulence. Pyocyanin inhibits S. aureus respiration, forcing it to derive energy from fermentation and adopt a small colony variant (SCV) phenotype. The mechanisms by which S...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605862/a-pilot-scale-microwave-technology-for-sludge-sanitization-and-drying
#16
Peter M Mawioo, Hector A Garcia, Christine M Hooijmans, Konstantina Velkushanova, Marjana Simonič, Ivan Mijatović, Damir Brdjanovic
Large volumes of sludge are produced from onsite sanitation systems in densely populated areas (e.g. slums and emergency settlements) and wastewater treatment facilities that contain high amounts of pathogens. There is a need for technological options which can effectively treat the rapidly accumulating sludge under these conditions. This study explored a pilot-scale microwave (MW) based reactor as a possible alternative for rapid sludge treatment. The reactor performance was examined by conducting a series of batch tests using centrifuged waste activated sludge (C-WAS), non-centrifuged waste activated sludge (WAS), faecal sludge (FS), and septic tank sludge (SS)...
June 8, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597952/efficacy-of-combined-sous-vide-microwave-cooking-for-foodborne-pathogen-inactivation-in-ready-to-eat-chicory-stems
#17
Massimiliano Renna, Maria Gonnella, Silvia de Candia, Francesco Serio, Federico Baruzzi
There is a variety of different food processing methods, which can be used to prepare ready-to-eat foods. However, the need to preserve the freshness and nutritional qualities leads to the application of mild technologies which may be insufficient to inactivate microbial pathogens. In this work, fresh chicory stems were packed under a vacuum in films, which were transparent to microwaves. These were then exposed to microwaves for different periods of time. The application of sous vide microwave cooking (SV-MW, 900 W, 2450 MHz), controlled naturally occurring mesophilic aerobic bacteria, yeasts and molds for up to 30 d when vacuum-packed vegetables were stored at 4 °C...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592950/purification-and-characterization-of-a-major-extracellular-chitinase-from-a-biocontrol-bacterium-paenibacillus-elgii-hoa73
#18
Yong Hwan Kim, Seur Kee Park, Jin Young Hur, Young Cheol Kim
Chitinase-producing Paenibacillus elgii strain HOA73 has been used to control plant diseases. However, the antimicrobial activity of its extracellular chitinase has not been fully elucidated. The major extracellular chitinase gene (PeChi68) from strain HOA73 was cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli in this study. This gene had an open reading frame of 2,028 bp, encoding a protein of 675 amino acid residues containing a secretion signal peptide, a chitin-binding domain, two fibronectin type III domains, and a catalytic hydrolase domain...
June 2017: Plant Pathology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592946/characterization-of-the-rcsa-gene-from-pantoea-sp-strain-ppe7-and-its-influence-on-extracellular-polysaccharide-production-and-virulence-on-pleurotus-eryngii
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Min Keun Kim, Sun Mi Lee, Su Won Seuk, Jae San Ryu, Hee Dae Kim, Jin Hyeuk Kwon, Yong Jo Choi, Han Dae Yun
RcsA is a positive activator of extracellular polysaccharide (EPS) synthesis in the Enterobacteriaceae. The rcsA gene of the soft rot pathogen Pantoea sp. strain PPE7 in Pleurotus eryngii was cloned by PCR amplification, and its role in EPS synthesis and virulence was investigated. The RcsA protein contains 3 highly conserved domains, and the C-terminal end of the open reading frame shared significant amino acid homology to the helix-turn-helix DNA binding motif of bacterial activator proteins. The inactivation of rcsA by insertional mutagenesis created mutants that had decreased production of EPS compared to the wild-type strain and abolished the virulence of Pantoea sp...
June 2017: Plant Pathology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590423/a-novel-technique-for-sterilization-using-a-power-self-regulated-single-mode-microwave-cavity
#20
Juan D Reverte-Ors, Juan L Pedreño-Molina, Pablo S Fernández, Antonio J Lozano-Guerrero, Paula M Periago, Alejandro Díaz-Morcillo
In this paper, a novel technique to achieve precise temperatures in food sterilization has been proposed. An accurate temperature profile is needed in order to reach a commitment between the total removal of pathogens inside the product and the preservation of nutritional and organoleptic characteristics. The minimal variation of the target temperature in the sample by means of a monitoring and control software platform, allowing temperature stabilization over 100 °C, is the main goal of this work. A cylindrical microwave oven, under pressure conditions and continuous control of the microwave supply power as function of the final temperature inside the sample, has been designed and developed with conditions of single-mode resonance...
June 7, 2017: Sensors
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