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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098812/novel-aflatoxin-degrading-enzyme-from-bacillus-shackletonii-l7
#1
Liang Xu, Mohamed Farah Eisa Ahmed, Lancine Sangare, Yueju Zhao, Jonathan Nimal Selvaraj, Fuguo Xing, Yan Wang, Hongping Yang, Yang Liu
Food and feed contamination by aflatoxin (AF)B₁ has adverse economic and health consequences. AFB₁ degradation by microorganisms or microbial enzymes provides a promising preventive measure. To this end, the present study tested 43 bacterial isolates collected from maize, rice, and soil samples for AFB₁-reducing activity. The higher activity was detected in isolate L7, which was identified as Bacillus shackletonii. L7 reduced AFB₁, AFB₂, and AFM₁ levels by 92.1%, 84.1%, and 90.4%, respectively, after 72 h at 37 °C...
January 14, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098787/pathological-impairment-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-of-thymus-and-bursa-of-fabricius-induced-by-aflatoxin-contaminated-corn-in-broilers
#2
Xi Peng, Shiping Bai, Xuemei Ding, Keying Zhang
This study aimed to evaluate the comparative effects of aflatoxin-contaminated corn on the thymus and bursa of Fabricius (BF) in chickens by detecting histopathological lesions, cell cycle phase distribution and apoptosis. A total of 900 COBB500 male broilers were randomly allocated into five groups. The experiment lasted for six weeks and the five dietary treatments consisted of uncontaminated corn (control), 25% contaminated corn, 50% contaminated corn, 75% contaminated corn and 100% contaminated corn groups...
January 13, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098779/unravelling-the-diversity-of-the-cyclopiazonic-acid-family-of-mycotoxins-in-aspergillus-flavus-by-uhplc-triple-tof-hrms
#3
Valdet Uka, Geromy G Moore, Natalia Arroyo-Manzanares, Dashnor Nebija, Sarah De Saeger, José Diana Di Mavungu
Cyclopiazonic acid (α-cyclopiazonic acid, α-CPA) is an indole-hydrindane-tetramic acid neurotoxin produced by various fungal species, including the notorious food and feed contaminant Aspergillus flavus. Despite its discovery in A. flavus cultures approximately 40 years ago, its contribution to the A. flavus mycotoxin burden is consistently minimized by our focus on the more potent carcinogenic aflatoxins also produced by this fungus. Here, we report the screening and identification of several CPA-type alkaloids not previously found in A...
January 13, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095185/seasonal-age-and-sex-fluctuations-in-aflatoxin-b1-content-in-the-liver-and-kidney-of-brown-hares-lepus-europaeus-pall
#4
Jaroslav Slamecka, Marcela Capcarova, Rastislav Jurcik, Tomas Sladecek, Maria-Jose Carrascosa Argente, Agnieszka Gren, Peter Massanyi
The goal of this study was to monitor the accumulation of aflatoxin B1 in the liver and kidney of brown hares (Lepus europaeus Pall) in the region of south-western Slovakia. A total of 65 samples were involved for analysis by RIA method. Brown hares were divided into the groups according to age, sex and season (month). The sex was determined visually after shooting, and the age was assigned from dried eye lens. The average concentration of AFB1 in the liver of hares was 0.54 ± 0.053 µg/kg, and lower values were measured in the kidney (0...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094577/protective-role-of-bentonite-against-aflatoxin-b1-and-ochratoxin-a-induced-immunotoxicity-in-broilers
#5
Sheraz Ahmed Bhatti, Muhammad Zargham Khan, Muhammad Kashif Saleemi, Muhammad Saqib, Ahrar Khan, Zahoor Ul-Hassan
The present study was designed to investigate any ameliorative effects of bentonite (BN) against immuno-pathological alterations induced by dietary aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) or ochratoxin A (OTA) in broiler chicks. In one experiment, AFB1 (0.1, 0.2 or 0.6 mg/kg feed) was fed alone and par alley with bentonite clay (3.7 or 7.5 g/kg feed) to the broilers. In the second experiment, the broilers were given feed contaminated with OTA (0.15, 0.3 or 1.0 mg/kg feed) alone and in combination with bentonite clay (3...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092852/graphene-oxide-adsorbent-based-dispersive-solid-phase-extraction-coupled-with-multi-pretreatment-clean-up-for-analysis-of-trace-aflatoxins-in-traditional-proprietary-chinese-medicines
#6
Congcong Ran, Dan Chen, Haiyan Ma, Ye Jiang
Graphene oxide (GO)-based dispersive solid phase extraction (D-SPE) method combined with multi-step preparation has been proposed for the evaluation of trace aflatoxins in proprietary Chinese medicines (PCM). After being extracted by methanol, the sample was purified based on multi-step preparation, including dehydration with MgSO4/NaCl and cleanup with neutral alumina. Then GO was used as an adsorbent in D-SPE method for further preconcentration of aflatoxins prior to high performance liquid chromatography-fluorescence detection...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091279/aflatoxin-m1-in-human-breast-milk-in-shahrekord-iran-and-association-with-dietary-factors
#7
Tina Jafari, Aziz A Fallah, Soleiman Kheiri, Abdolmajid Fadaei, Sayed Asadollah Amini
This survey was conducted to determine the occurrence and levels of aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) in 250 breast milk samples of lactating mothers, obtained from urban and rural regions of Shahrekord, Iran. Moreover, the association between AFM1 occurrence levels and dietary factors were assessed. AFM1 analysis was carried out using the competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technique for screening and high-performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection (HPLC-FLD) for confirmatory purposes...
January 16, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part B, Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089783/characterization-of-rat-or-human-hepatocytes-cultured-in-microphysiological-systems-mps-to-identify-hepatotoxicity
#8
Shih-Yu Chang, Jenna L Voellinger, Kirk P Van Ness, Brian Chapron, Rachel M Shaffer, Thomas Neumann, Collin C White, Terrance J Kavanagh, Edward J Kelly, David L Eaton
The liver is the main site for drug and xenobiotics metabolism, including inactivation or bioactivation. In order to improve the predictability of drug safety and efficacy in clinical development, and to facilitate the evaluation of the potential human health effects from exposure to environmental contaminants, there is a critical need to accurately model human organ systems such as the liver in vitro. We are developing a microphysiological system (MPS) based on a new commercial microfluidic platform (Nortis, Inc...
January 12, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088422/effects-of-clay-after-an-aflatoxin-challenge-on-aflatoxin-clearance-milk-production-and-metabolism-of-holstein-cows
#9
S A Sulzberger, S Melnichenko, F C Cardoso
Oral supplementation of clay to dairy cattle has been reported to reduce toxicity of aflatoxin (AF) in contaminated feed. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of 3 concentrations of dietary clay supplementation in response to an AF challenge. Ten multiparous rumen-cannulated Holstein cows [body weight (mean ± SD) = 669 ± 20 kg and 146 ± 69 d in milk], were assigned to 1 of 5 treatments in a randomized replicated 5 × 5 Latin square design balanced to measure carryover effects. Periods (21 d) were divided in an adaptation phase (d 1 to 14) and a measurement phase (d 15 to 21)...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078726/dissecting-the-cytochrome-p450-1a2-and-3a4-mediated-metabolism-of-aflatoxin-b1-in-ligand-and-protein-contributions
#10
Lars Olsen, Flemming S Jørgensen, Silvia Bonomo
Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) is a chemically intriguing compound because it has several potential sites of metabolism (SOMs) while only some of them are observed experimentally. Cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A4 and 1A2 are the major isoforms involved in its metabolism. Here, we systematically investigate reactivity and accessibility of all possible SOMs in these two CYPs to elucidate AFB1 metabolism. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations were used to determine activation energies for each possible reaction. Aliphatic hydroxylation on position 9A and 3α are energetically favored, whereas position 9 is the preferred site for epoxidation...
January 12, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069949/correction-for-lin-et-al-dna-polymerase-%C3%AE-limits-chromosomal-damage-and-promotes-cell-survival-following-aflatoxin-exposure
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January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065588/assessment-of-critical-points-and-development-of-a-practical-strategy-to-extend-the-applicable-scope-of-immunoaffinity-column-cleanup-for-aflatoxin-detection-in-medicinal-herbs
#12
Lei Zhang, Xiaowen Dou, Weijun Kong, Congmin Liu, Xu Han, Meihua Yang
Although extraction methods based on immunoaffinity column (IAC) cleanup have been used to detect aflatoxins in medicinal herbs, they do not yield satisfactory results for all sample matrices. The difficulty arises from the chemical complexity of the herbs, and there is a pressing need to determine which steps in IAC cleanup limit the scope of aflatoxin detection in many different kinds of medicinal herbs. In this work, we found that there were two main factors that severely decreased antibody-antigen recognition and led to serious nonspecific adsorption: (1) high extract acidity and (2) high co-extraction of interfering compounds...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064414/aflatoxin-b1-induced-systemic-toxicity-in-poultry-and-rescue-effects-of-selenium-and-zinc
#13
REVIEW
Muhammad Jameel Mughal, Xi Peng, Asghar Ali Kamboh, Yi Zhou, Jing Fang
Among many challenges, exposure to aflatoxins, particularly aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), is one of the major concerns in poultry industry. AFB1 intoxication results in decreased meat/egg production, hepatotoxicity, nephrotoxicity, disturbance in gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and reproduction, immune suppression, and increased disease susceptibility. Selenium (Se) and zinc (Zn), in dietary supplementation, offer easy, cost-effective, and efficient ways to neutralize the toxic effect of AFB1. In the current review, we discussed the impact of AFB1 on poultry industry, its biotransformation, and organ-specific noxious effects, along with the action mechanism of AFB1-induced toxicity...
January 7, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063641/the-use-of-regenerated-immunoaffinity-columns-for-aflatoxins-b1-b2-g1-and-g2-in-peanut-confection
#14
Maria Helena Iha, Camila Alessandra Mini, Isaura Akemi Okada, Rita de Cássia Briganti, Mary W Trucksess
The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of using multitime-regenerated immunoaffinity column (IAC) for aflatoxins B1, B2, G1 and G2 in peanut confection. After each use, the IAC was washed immediately with phosphate-buffered saline and stored for >12h prior to reuse. The evaluation procedure consisted of using extracts of naturallycontaminated peanut confection (4 replicates), aflatoxin-free peanut confection (duplicates), and aflatoxin-free peanut confection sample spiked with the 4 aflatoxins (AFT) at 3 levels in 4 replicates...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063405/effect-of-the-egyptian-propolis-on-the-hepatic-antioxidant-defense-and-pro-apoptotic-p53-and-anti-apoptotic-bcl2-expressions-in-aflatoxin-b1-treated-male-mice
#15
Abeer A Alm-Eldeen, Mohammed A Basyony, Nabil K Elfiky, Mohamed M Ghalwash
Aflatoxins are potent hepatotoxic due to their role in producing reactive oxygen species and consequently peroxidative damage. Propolis is a honey bee product known for its antioxidant capacity. The aim of this study was to verify the antioxidant effect of the Egyptian propolis extract (EPE) against aflatoxin B1 (AFB1)-induced hepatotoxicity in mice. Forty eight male mice were divided: first, second and third groups were used as control receiving saline, olive oil and EPE respectively, fourth was AFB1 group, fifth and sixth received EPE post or pre AFB1 treatment, respectively...
January 4, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053655/an-investigation-of-fungal-contamination-on-the-surface-of-medicinal-herbs-in-china
#16
Run-Sheng Zheng, Wen-Li Wang, Jing Tan, Hui Xu, Ruo-Ting Zhan, Wei-Wen Chen
BACKGROUND: The dried parts of medicinal herbs are susceptible to the infection of fungi during pre- or post-harvest procedure. This study aimed to investigate the presence of fungi and their metabolites mycotoxins on the surface of medicinal herbs collected from China. METHODS: Forty-five retail samples of 15 different medicinal herbs were collected from 3 different regions in China. Then the potential fungi were immediately washed off from the surface of each sample with 0...
2017: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052409/effects-of-dietary-inclusion-of-silymarin-on-performance-intestinal-morphology-and-ileal-bacterial-count-in-aflatoxin-challenged-broiler-chicks
#17
E Jahanian, A H Mahdavi, S Asgary, R Jahanian
This study was conducted to investigate the effect of dietary supplementation of silymarin on performance, jejunal morphology and ileal bacterial population in broiler chicks intoxicated with a mix of aflatoxins. A total of three hundred thirty six 7-day-old Ross broiler chicks were randomly distributed between seven experimental groups with four replicates of 12 birds each. Experimental treatments consisted of a control group (unchallenged), and a 2 × 3 factorial arrangement, including two aflatoxin levels (0...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050053/aspergillus-section-nidulantes-formerly-emericella-polyphasic-taxonomy-chemistry-and-biology
#18
A J Chen, J C Frisvad, B D Sun, J Varga, S Kocsubé, J Dijksterhuis, D H Kim, S-B Hong, J Houbraken, R A Samson
Aspergillus section Nidulantes includes species with striking morphological characters, such as biseriate conidiophores with brown-pigmented stipes, and if present, the production of ascomata embedded in masses of Hülle cells with often reddish brown ascospores. The majority of species in this section have a sexual state, which were named Emericella in the dual name nomenclature system. In the present study, strains belonging to subgenus Nidulantes were subjected to multilocus molecular phylogenetic analyses using internal transcribed spacer region (ITS), partial β-tubulin (BenA), calmodulin (CaM) and RNA polymerase II second largest subunit (RPB2) sequences...
June 2016: Studies in Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045427/degradation-of-aflatoxins-by-means-of-laccases-from-trametes-versicolor-an-in-silico-insight
#19
Luca Dellafiora, Gianni Galaverna, Massimo Reverberi, Chiara Dall'Asta
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites of fungi that contaminate food and feed, and are involved in a series of foodborne illnesses and disorders in humans and animals. The mitigation of mycotoxin content via enzymatic degradation is a strategy to ensure safer food and feed, and to address the forthcoming issues in view of the global trade and sustainability. Nevertheless, the search for active enzymes is still challenging and time-consuming. The in silico analysis may strongly support the research by providing the evidence-based hierarchization of enzymes for a rational design of more effective experimental trials...
January 1, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042000/mycotoxigenic-potentials-of-the-genera-aspergillus-fusarium-and-penicillium-isolated-from-houseflies-musca-domestica-l
#20
J Z Phoku, T G Barnard, N Potgieter, M F Dutton
A study on the potential of houseflies (Musca domestica L.) to spread fungal spores in Gauteng Province, South Africa proved that houseflies are vectors for fungal spores. Therefore, there is a need to determine the toxigenic potentials and to identify the mycotoxins produced by fungal isolates derived from this study. In total 377 potentially toxigenic isolates of Aspergillus (186), Fusarium (85) and Penicillium (106) species (spp.) were isolated. These isolates were further tested for their ability to produce aflatoxins (AFs) [aflatoxin B1, B2, G1 and G2], deoxynivalenol (DON), fumonisin B1 (FB1) ochratoxin A (OTA), and zearalenone (ZEA) by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) respectively...
December 29, 2016: Acta Tropica
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