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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738076/the-comparison-of-chca-solvent-compositions-for-improving-lc-maldi-performance-and-its-application-to-study-the-impact-of-aflatoxin-b1-on-the-liver-proteome-of-diabetes-mellitus-type-1-mice
#1
Fuu-Jen Tsai, Shih-Yin Chen, Yu-Ching Liu, Hsin-Yi Liao, Chao-Jung Chen
In nanoflow liquid chromatography-matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization tandem time-of-flight (nanoLC-MALDI-TOF/TOF) approaches, it is critical to directly apply small amounts of the sample elutes on the sample target using a nanoLC system due to its low flow rate of 200 ~ 300 nl/min. It is recommended to apply a sheath liquid containing a matrix with a several μL/min flow rate at the end of the nanoLC column to ensure a larger co-eluted droplet for more reproducible sample spotting and avoid the laborious task of post-manual matrix spotting...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737735/the-putative-histone-methyltransferase-dot1-regulates-aflatoxin-and-pathogenicity-attributes-in-aspergillus-flavus
#2
Linlin Liang, Yinghang Liu, Kunlong Yang, Guinan Lin, Zhangling Xu, Huahui Lan, Xiuna Wang, Shihua Wang
Lysine methyltransferases transfer methyl groups in specific lysine sites, which regulates a variety of important biological processes in eukaryotes. In this study, we characterized a novel homolog of the yeast methyltransferase DOT1 in A. flavus, and observed the roles of dot1 in A. flavus. Deletion of dot1 showed a significant decrease in conidiation, but an increase in sclerotia formation. A change in viability to multiple stresses was also found in the Δdot1 mutant. Additionally, aflatoxin (AF) production was found severely impaired in the Δdot1 mutant...
July 24, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735356/evaluation-of-anthelmintic-antimicrobial-and-antioxidant-activity-of-chenopodium-album
#3
Bashir A Lone, M Z Chishti, Fayaz Ahmad Bhat, Hidayatullah Tak, Suhaib A Bandh, Abida Khan
The objective of this study was to evaluate the anthelmintic, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of Chenopodium album against gastrointestinal nematodes of sheep and some pathogenic microbes. A worm motility inhibition assay was used for in vitro study, and a faecal egg count reduction assay was used for an in vivo study. Various concentrations ranging from 100 to 500 μg/ml of the extract were subjected to antimicrobial screening by disc diffusion method against four selected bacterial (Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas multocida and Escherichia coli) and two fungal (Aspergillus flavus and Candida albicans) strains in order to estimate the medicinal potential of the herb...
July 22, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725928/structural-modification-of-cuminaldehyde-thiosemicarbazone-increases-inhibition-specificity-toward-aflatoxin-biosynthesis-and-sclerotia-development-in-aspergillus-flavus
#4
Francesca Degola, Franco Bisceglie, Marianna Pioli, Sabrina Palmano, Lisa Elviri, Giorgio Pelosi, Tiziana Lodi, Francesco Maria Restivo
Aspergillus flavus is an opportunistic mold that represents a serious threat for human and animal health due to its ability to synthesize and release, on food and feed commodities, different toxic secondary metabolites. Among them, aflatoxin B1 is one of the most dangerous since it is provided with a strong cancerogenic and mutagenic activity. Controlling fungal contamination on the different crops that may host A. flavus is considered a priority by sanitary authorities of an increasing number of countries due also to the fact that, owing to global temperature increase, the geographic areas that are expected to be prone to experience sudden A...
July 19, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715485/characterization-of-the-maize-lipoxygenase-gene-family-in-relation-to-aflatoxin-accumulation-resistance
#5
Oluwaseun F Ogunola, Leigh K Hawkins, Erik Mylroie, Michael V Kolomiets, Eli Borrego, Juliet D Tang, W Paul Williams, Marilyn L Warburton
Maize (Zea mays L.) is a globally important staple food crop prone to contamination by aflatoxin, a carcinogenic secondary metabolite produced by the fungus Aspergillus flavus. An efficient approach to reduce accumulation of aflatoxin is the development of germplasm resistant to colonization and toxin production by A. flavus. Lipoxygenases (LOXs) are a group of non-heme iron containing dioxygenase enzymes that catalyze oxygenation of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). LOX derived oxylipins play critical roles in plant defense against pathogens including A...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711264/the-growth-and-aflatoxin-production-of-aspergillus-flavus-strains-on-a-cheese-model-system-are-influenced-by-physicochemical-factors
#6
Rocío Casquete, María José Benito, María de Guía Córdoba, Santiago Ruiz-Moyano, Alberto Martín
Traditional cheeses may be contaminated by aflatoxin-producing Aspergillus flavus during the ripening process, which has not been sufficiently taken into account. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the influence of water activity (aw), pH, and temperature on the lag phases, growth, and aflatoxin production of 3 A. flavus strains (CQ7, CQ8, and CG103) on a cheese-based medium. The results showed that the behavior of A. flavus strains was influenced by pH, aw, and temperature conditions. The CQ7 strain showed the maximum growth at pH 5...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710744/cloning-and-characterization-of-f3pyc-gene-encoding-pyruvate-carboxylase-in-aspergillus-flavus-strain-f3
#7
Sadia Qayyum, Ibrar Khan, Zulfiqar Ahmad Bhatti, Changsheng Peng
Pyruvate carboxylase is a major enzyme for biosynthesis of organic acids like; citric acid, fumeric acid, and L-malic acid. These organic acids play very important role for biological remediation of heavy metals. In this study, gene walking method was used to clone and characterize pyruvate carboxylase gene (F3PYC) from heavy metal resistant indigenous fungal isolate Aspergillus flavus (F3). 3579 bp of an open reading frame which encodes 1193 amino acid protein (isoelectric point: 6.10) with a calculated molecular weight of 131...
August 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704974/genotypic-regulation-of-aflatoxin-accumulation-but-not-aspergillus-fungal-growth-upon-post-harvest-infection-of-peanut-arachis-hypogaea-l-seeds
#8
Walid Ahmed Korani, Ye Chu, Corley Holbrook, Josh Clevenger, Peggy Ozias-Akins
Aflatoxin contamination is a major economic and food safety concern for the peanut industry that largely could be mitigated by genetic resistance. To screen peanut for aflatoxin resistance, ten genotypes were infected with a green fluorescent protein (GFP)-expressing Aspergillus flavus strain. Percentages of fungal infected area and fungal GFP signal intensity were documented by visual ratings every 8 h for 72 h after inoculation. Significant genotypic differences in fungal growth rates were documented by repeated measures and area under the disease progress curve (AUDPC) analyses...
July 12, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704973/the-mode-of-action-of-cyclo-l-ala-l-pro-in-inhibiting-aflatoxin-production-of-aspergillus-flavus
#9
Kurin Iimura, Tomohiro Furukawa, Toshiyoshi Yamamoto, Lumi Negishi, Michio Suzuki, Shohei Sakuda
Cyclo(l-Ala-l-Pro) inhibits aflatoxin production in aflatoxigenic fungi without affecting fungal growth. The mode of action of cyclo(l-Ala-l-Pro) in inhibiting aflatoxin production of Aspergillus flavus was investigated. A glutathione S-transferase (GST) of the fungus, designated AfGST, was identified as a binding protein of cyclo(l-Ala-l-Pro) in an experiment performed using cyclo(l-Ala-l-Pro)-immobilized Sepharose beads. Cyclo(l-Ala-l-Pro) specifically bound to recombinant AfGST and inhibited its GST activity...
July 12, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702431/isolation-of-antifungal-lactic-acid-bacteria-lab-from-kunu-against-toxigenic-aspergillus-flavus
#10
Oluwafunmilayo Oluwakemi Olonisakin, Yemisi Adefunke Jeff-Agboola, Clement Olusola Ogidi, Bamidele Juliet Akinyele
The antifungal activity of isolated lactic acid bacteria (LAB) from a locally fermented cereal, "Kunu", was tested against toxigenic Aspergillus flavus. The liquid refreshment, "Kunu", was prepared under hygienic condition using millet, sorghum, and the combination of the two grains. The antifungal potential of isolated LAB against toxigenic A. flavus was carried out using both in vitro and in vivo antifungal assays. The LAB count from prepared "Kunu" ranged from 2.80 ×10(4) CFU/mL to 4.10×10(4) CFU/mL and Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus delbrueckii, Lactobacillus fermentum, Pediococcus acidilactici, and Leuconostoc mesenteroides were the isolated bacteria...
June 2017: Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701823/innovative-technologies-to-manage-aflatoxins-in-foods-and-feeds-and-the-profitability-of-application-a-review
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REVIEW
Patchimaporn Udomkun, Alexander Nimo Wiredu, Marcus Nagle, Joachim Müller, Bernard Vanlauwe, Ranajit Bandyopadhyay
Aflatoxins are mainly produced by certain strains of Aspergillus flavus, which are found in diverse agricultural crops. In many lower-income countries, aflatoxins pose serious public health issues since the occurrence of these toxins can be considerably common and even extreme. Aflatoxins can negatively affect health of livestock and poultry due to contaminated feeds. Additionally, they significantly limit the development of international trade as a result of strict regulation in high-value markets. Due to their high stability, aflatoxins are not only a problem during cropping, but also during storage, transport, processing, and handling steps...
June 2017: Food Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697586/quality-evaluation-of-alpinia-oxyphylla-after-aspergillus-flavus-infection-for-storage-conditions-optimization
#12
Xiangsheng Zhao, Jianhe Wei, Yakui Zhou, Weijun Kong, Meihua Yang
In the storage of Alpinia oxyphylla, growth of mildew (especially toxic fungi, such as Aspergillus flavus) is a potential safety risk. Few reports have investigated how A. oxyphylla storage conditions impact mold growth or how mold growth impacts the bioactive components of A. oxyphylla. In this study, sterilized A. oxyphylla samples were contaminated by artificial inoculation of A. flavus spores. The main chemical components and aflatoxin levels in the infected A. oxyphylla samples were characterized. Central composite design-response surface methodology was used to study the effects of different temperature and humidity of storage conditions on the fungal growth in A...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693685/effect-of-involved-aspergillus-species-on-galactomannan-in-bronchoalveolar-lavage-of-patients-with-invasive-aspergillosis
#13
Mojtaba Taghizadeh-Armaki, Mohammad T Hedayati, Vahid Moqarabzadeh, Saham Ansari, Saeed Mahdavi Omran, Hossein Zarrinfar, Sasan Saber, Paul E Verweij, David W Denning, Seyedmojtaba Seyedmousavi
PURPOSE: The detection of galactomannan (GM) in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid is an important surrogate marker for the early diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring of invasive aspergillosis (IA), regardless of the involved species of Aspergillus. Here, we utilized the Platelia Aspergillus GM enzyme immunoassay (Bio-Rad) to evaluate the GM index in BAL fluid samples from patients with proven, probable or putative IA due to Aspergillusflavus versus Aspergillusfumigatus. METHODOLOGY: In a prospective study between 2009 and 2015, 116 BAL samples were collected from suspected IA patients referred to two university hospitals in Tehran, Iran...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681286/bioremoval-of-arsenic-v-from-aqueous-solutions-by-chemically-modified-fungal-biomass
#14
J F Cárdenas-González, I Acosta-Rodríguez, Y Téran-Figueroa, A S Rodríguez-Pérez
The biosorption of arsenic (V) on nine chemically modified biomasses (with iron oxide coated) of mycelia fungi: Aspergillus flavus III, IV and V, Aspergillus fumigatus I-II, Paecilomyces sp., Cladosporium sp., Mucor sp-1 and 2 was studied in this work. This study provides evidence that the biomasses of the fungi A. flavus, IV, III and V, Paecilomyces sp., and A. fumigatus I were very efficient at removing 1 mg/L of the metal in solution, using atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS), achieving the following percentage of removals: 97...
July 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676272/synthesis-antioxidant-antifungal-molecular-docking-and-admet-studies-of-some-thiazolyl-hydrazones
#15
Sushama Kauthale, Sunil Tekale, Manoj Damale, Jaiprakash Sangshetti, Rajendra Pawar
Some thiazolyl hydrazones were synthesized by one pot reaction of thiophene-2-carbaldehyde or 2, 4-dichlorobenzaldehyde, thiosemicarbazide and various phenacyl bromides which were preliminarily screened for in vitro antioxidant and antifungal activities. Excellent DPPH and H2O2 radical scavenged antioxidant activities were observed with almost all the tested compounds. Compounds 4a, 4b, 4c, 4e, 4f and 4i showed comparable DPPH scavenged antioxidant potential (90.26-96.56%) whereas H2O2 scavenged antioxidant activity (90...
June 16, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669076/isolation-identification-optimization-and-metabolite-profiling-of-streptomyces-sparsus-vsm-30
#16
Ushakiranmayi Managamuri, Muvva Vijayalakshmi, V S Rama Krishna Ganduri, Satish Babu Rajulapati, Bodaiah Bonigala, B S Kalyani, Sudhakar Poda
Deep sea sediment samples of Bay of Bengal (Visakhapatnam) have been analyzed for actinomycetes as an elite source to screen for the production of bioactive metabolites. The actinomycetes strain VSM-30 has an exciting bioactivity profile and was isolated during our systemic screening of marine actinomycetes. It was identified as Streptomyces sparsus based on morphological, physiological, biochemical, and molecular approaches. Response surface methodology regression analysis was carried out to fit the experimental data of each response by the second-order polynomial...
July 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667645/recombinant-production-of-aspergillus-flavus-uricase-and-investigation-of-its-thermal-stability-in-the-presence-of-raffinose-and-lactose
#17
Mehdi Imani, Serveh Shahmohamadnejad
Aspergillus flavus uricase (Rasburicase) with a molecular mass of 135 kDa is currently used for the treatment of gout and hyperuricemia occurring in tumor lysis syndrome. To characterize the effects of raffinose and lactose osmolytes on the uricase structure, its coding sequence was cloned, expressed in E. coli BL21, and purified by Ni-NTA agarose affinity chromatography. Thermal inactivation studies at 40 °C showed that nearly 15% of UOX activity was preserved, while the presence of raffinose and lactose reduced its activity to 35 and 45% of its original activity, respectively...
July 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659648/impact-of-storage-environment-on-the-efficacy-of-hermetic-storage-bags
#18
Brett Lane, Charles Woloshuk
Small hermetic bags (50 and 100 kg capacities) used by smallholder farmers in several African countries have proven to be a low-cost solution for preventing storage losses due to insects. The complexity of postharvest practices and the need for ideal drying conditions, especially in the Sub-Sahara, has led to questions about the efficacy of the hermetic bags for controlling spoilage by fungi and the potential for mycotoxin accumulation. This study compared the effects of environmental temperature and relative humidity at two locations (Indiana and Arkansas) on dry maize (14% moisture content) in woven polypropylene bags and Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) hermetic bags...
May 2017: Journal of Stored Products Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659622/determination-of-aspergillus-pathogens-in-agricultural-products-by-a-specific-nanobody-polyclonal-antibody-sandwich-elisa
#19
Ting Wang, Peiwu Li, Qi Zhang, Wen Zhang, Zhaowei Zhang, Tong Wang, Ting He
Aspergillus and its poisonous mycotoxins are distributed worldwide throughout the environment and are of particular interest in agriculture and food safety. In order to develop a specific method for rapid detection of Aspergillus flavus to forecast diseases and control aflatoxins, a nanobody, PO8-VHH, highly reactive to A. flavus was isolated from an immunized alpaca nanobody library by phage display. The nanobody was verified to bind to the components of extracellular and intracellular antigen from both A...
June 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659526/response-surface-modeling-of-bioremediation-of-acid-black-52-dye-using-aspergillus-flavus
#20
Arpita Ghosh, Manisha Ghosh Dastidar, T R Sreekrishnan
Bioremediation is an efficient process to remove metals and dyes from solutions using different micro-organisms. In the present study, the efficiency of growing Aspergillus flavus (isolated from the effluent of an electroplating industry) to treat a synthetic solution of acid black 52 dye (a trivalent chromium complex dye) was investigated. Maximum removal of dye and chromium was observed to be 390 and 17.22 mg/L, respectively, at an initial dye concentration of 750 mg/L and at pH 4.5 in 50 hours in a batch bioreactor...
June 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
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