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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526521/coexistence-of-aspergilloma-and-pulmonary-hydatid-cyst-in-an-immunocompetent-individual
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F Aala, H Badali, S Hashemi Fesharaki, M Boroumand, M Sotoudeh Anvari, H Davari, S Agha Kuchak Afshari, S Khodavaisy
Echinococcosis is a zoonotic disease caused by Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato. The liver and lungs are the most commonly sites of infections, but involvements of other organs were also observed. Recently, the coinfection of pulmonary hydatid cyst with aspergilloma has been reported in the literature. Herein, we report a successful treatment of coinfection of cystic echinoccosis with aspergilloma due to Aspergillus flavus in a 34-year-old female. In vitro antifungal susceptibility tests revealed that the MIC values for antifungals employed in this case were posaconazole (0...
May 16, 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525761/impact-of-bioactive-packaging-systems-based-on-evoh-films-and-essential-oils-in-the-control-of-aflatoxigenic-fungi-and-aflatoxin-production-in-maize
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Eva M Mateo, José V Gómez, Irene Domínguez, Jose V Gimeno-Adelantado, Rufino Mateo-Castro, Rafael Gavara, Misericordia Jiménez
Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus are the most common fungal species associated with aflatoxin (AF) contamination of cereals, especially maize, and other agricultural commodities. AFB1, the most frequent and toxic metabolite, is a powerful hepatotoxic, teratogenic and mutagenic compound. Effective strategies to control these fungal species and AFs in food and feed are required. Active packaging film containing essential oils (EO) is one of the most innovative food packaging concepts. In this study, ethylene-vinyl alcohol (EVOH) copolymer films incorporating EO from Origanum vulgare (ORE), Cinnamomum zeylanicum (CIN) or their major active constituents, carvacrol (CAR) and cinnamaldehyde (CINHO), respectively, were developed and assayed to control growth of A...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525619/epidemiology-and-clinical-characteristics-of-invasive-mould-infections-a-multicenter-retrospective-analysis-in-five-asian-countries
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R Porpon, Y C Chen, A Chakrabarti, R Y Li, R M Shivaprakash, J Yu, H C Kung, S Watcharananan, A L Tan, S E Saffari, B H Tan
Formal, large-scale, multicenter studies of invasive mould infection (IMI) in Asia are rare. This 1-year, retrospective study was designed to assess the incidence and clinical determinants of IMI in centers in five countries (Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, China, India). Patients treated in a single year (2012) were identified through discharge diagnoses, microbiology, and histopathology logs, and entered based on published definitions of IMI. A total of 155 cases were included (median age 54 years; 47.7% male)...
May 19, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516145/zinc-nickel-and-cobalt-ions-removal-from-aqueous-solution-and-plating-plant-wastewater-by-modified-aspergillus-flavus-biomass-a-dataset
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Rauf Foroutan, Hossein Esmaeili, Seyedehmasomeh Derakhshandeh Rishehri, Farzaneh Sadeghzadeh, Seyedehroghayeh Mirahmadi, Malihe Kosarifard, Bahman Ramavandi
The biomass of Aspergillus flavus was modified by calcium chloride to achieve a bioadsorbent for treating nickel, cobalt, and zinc ions from aqueous solutions. The information of pH, bioadsorbent dose, contact time, and temperature effect on the removal efficiency are presented. The data of Freundlich and Langmuir isotherm and pseudo-first-order and pseudo-second-order kinetic models are also depicted. The data showed that the maximum bioadsorption capacity of nickel, cobalt, and zinc ions is 32.26, 31.06 and 27...
June 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515718/fungal-diversity-in-field-mold-damaged-soybean-fruits-and-pathogenicity-identification-based-on-high-throughput-rdna-sequencing
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Jiang Liu, Jun-Cai Deng, Cai-Qiong Yang, Ni Huang, Xiao-Li Chang, Jing Zhang, Feng Yang, Wei-Guo Liu, Xiao-Chun Wang, Tai-Wen Yong, Jun-Bo Du, Kai Shu, Wen-Yu Yang
Continuous rain and an abnormally wet climate during harvest can easily lead to soybean plants being damaged by field mold (FM), which can reduce seed yield and quality. However, to date, the underlying pathogen and its resistance mechanism have remained unclear. The objective of the present study was to investigate the fungal diversity of various soybean varieties and to identify and confirm the FM pathogenic fungi. A total of 62,382 fungal ITS1 sequences clustered into 164 operational taxonomic units (OTUs) with 97% sequence similarity; 69 taxa were recovered from the samples by internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region sequencing...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513456/aflatoxins-characteristics-and-impact-on-human-health
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Anna Kowalska, Katarzyna Walkiewicz, Paweł Kozieł, Małgorzata Muc-Wierzgoń
Some molds commonly occurring in the natural environment produce mycotoxins in the process of secondary metabolism. Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus are species of molds, which are responsible for the production of aflatoxins and are crucial in the pathogenesis of human diseases. Aspergillus species present in decaying plants, the soil and their spores are transferred via air currents and insects to crops and food storages. Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2, M1 and M2 are the most common derivatives of aflatoxins...
May 5, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507937/the-utilization-of-rna-silencing-technology-to-mitigate-the-voriconazole-resistance-of-aspergillus-flavus-lipofectamine-based-delivery
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Sanam Nami, Behzad Baradaran, Behzad Mansoori, Parivash Kordbacheh, Sasan Rezaie, Mehraban Falahati, Leila Mohamed Khosroshahi, Mahin Safara, Farideh Zaini
Purpose: Introducing the effect of RNAi in fungi to downregulate essential genes has made it a powerful tool to investigate gene function, with potential strategies for novel disease treatments. Thus, this study is an endeavor to delve into the silencing potentials of siRNA on cyp51A and MDR1 in voriconazole-resistant Aspergillus flavus as the target genes. Methods: In this study, we designed three cyp51A-specific siRNAs and three MDR1-specific siRNAs and after the co-transfection of siRNA into Aspergillus flavus, using lipofectamine, we investigated the effect of different siRNA concentrations (5, 15, 25, 50nM) on cyp51A and MDR1 expressions by qRT-PCR...
April 2017: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507410/isolation-and-identification-of-fungi-associated-with-spoilt-fruits-vended-in-gwagwalada-market-abuja-nigeria
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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/28506119/study-of-the-genetic-diversity-of-the-aflatoxin-biosynthesis-cluster-in-aspergillus-section-flavi-using-insertion-deletion-markers-in-peanut-seeds-from-georgia-usa
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Paola C Faustinelli, Edwin R Palencia, Victor S Sobolev, Bruce W Horn, Hank T Sheppard, Marshall C Lamb, Xinye M Wang, Brian E Scheffler, Jaime Martinez Castillo, Renée S Arias
Aflatoxins are among the most powerful carcinogens in nature. The major aflatoxin-producing fungi are Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus. Numerous crops, including peanut, are susceptible to aflatoxin contamination by these fungi. There has been an increased use of RNA interference (RNAi) technology to control phytopathogenic fungi in recent years. In order to develop molecular tools targeting specific genes of these fungi for the control of aflatoxins, it is necessary to obtain their genome sequences. Although high-throughput sequencing is readily available, it is still impractical to sequence the genome of every isolate...
April 12, 2017: Mycologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501466/a-case-of-bilateral-otomycosis-associated-with-aspergillus-flavus-and-a-%C3%A2-terreus-in-taiwan
#10
R Kirschner, P-L Sun, S-L Huang, C-L Chen, C-P Yang
Otitis externa caused by fungi (otomycosis) occurs more commonly in tropical areas with high moisture than in temperate regions. Bilateral otomycosis is, however, rarely reported. In a case of bilateral otitis externa in a 56-year-old male patient in Taiwan, direct microscopic examination of the cerumen as well as isolation of strains indicated the presence of two Aspergillus species being different in each of both ears. The species were identified by DNA sequence comparisons and additional morphological confirmation of diagnostic characteristics as Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus terreus...
May 10, 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499642/efficiency-of-four-currently-used-decontamination-conditionings-in-romania-against-aspergillus-and-candida-strains
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D Lorin, R T Cristina, V Teusdea, E Mitrănescu, F Muselin, M Butnariu, G David, E Dumitrescu
INTRODUCTION: Efficacy of four commercial biocidal products (noted A to D), using manufacturers' recommendations, and a contact time of 30minutes, were evaluated in the purpose of standard SR EN1657: 2006 adapted. METHODS: Were used four strains, two as reference: Aspergillus brasiliensis (niger) (ATCC 16404) and Candida albicans (ATCC 10231), and two isolates: Aspergillus flavus and respectively Aspergillus fumigatus. The inoculum plates containing Malt Extract Agar (MEA) were incubated 48h for C...
May 9, 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499189/synthesis-biological-evaluation-and-molecular-modeling-study-of-new-1-2-4-triazole-or-1-3-4-thiadiazole-methylthio-derivatives-of-quinazolin-4-3h-one-as-dhfr-inhibitors
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Yomna I El-Gazzar, Hanan H Georgey, Shahenda M El-Messery, Heba A Ewida, Ghada S Hassan, Marwa M Raafat, Menna A Ewida, Hussein I El-Subbagh
A new series of 2-mercapto-quinazolin-4-one analogues was designed, synthesized and evaluated for their in vitro DHFR inhibition, antitumor and antimicrobial activity. Compound 17 proved to be the most active DHFR inhibitor with IC50 value of 0.01μM, eight fold more active than methotrexate (MTX). Compounds 16 and 24 showed antitumor activity against human Caco2 colon and MCF-7 breast tumor cell lines with IC50 values of 25.4 and 9.5μg/ml, respectively. Compounds 15, 20, 21 and 30 showed considerable activity against the Gram-positive bacteria Staphylococcus aureus while 24 and 30 proved active against Bacillus subtilis with a magnitude of potency comparable to the broad spectrum antibiotic Ciprofloxacin...
May 4, 2017: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494649/herbicidal-activity-of-pure-compound-isolated-from-rhizosphere-inhabiting-aspergillus-flavus
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Saeed Ullah Khattak, Ghosia Lutfullah, Zafar Iqbal, Irshad Ur Rehman, Jamshaid Ahmad, Abid Ali Khan
In the quest for bioactive natural products of fungal origin, Aspergillus flavus was isolated from rhizosphere of Mentha piperita using Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA) and Czapec Yeast Broth (CYB) nutrient media for metabolites production. In total, three different metabolites were purified using HPLC/LCMS and the structures were established using 500 Varian NMR experiments. Further the isolated metabolites in different concentrations (10, 100, 1000 μg/mL) were tested for herbicidal activity using Completely Randomized design (CRD) against the seeds of Silybum marianum and Avena fatua which are major threats to wheat crop in Pakistan...
May 11, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491106/in-vitro-antioxidant-and-antimicrobial-activities-of-ephedra-gerardiana-root-and-stem-crude-extract-and-fractions
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Aman Khan, Gul Jan, Afsar Khan, Farzana Gul Jan, Ali Bahadur, Muhammad Danish
The utilization of medicinal plants to treat infectious disease is a common practice in developing countries worldwide. The present study was aimed at evaluating the crude extracts of Ephedra gerardiana (root and stem) with different chemicals for antioxidant and antimicrobial (fungal and bacterial) potential. The results revealed that the ethyl acetate fractions of E. gerardiana (root and stem) have significant free radical scavenging potential with values 2.96 ± 0.39 and 2.73 ± 0.84 while n-butanol and aqueous fractions showed IC502...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488197/efficient-yeast-cell-surface-display-of-an-endoglucanase-of-aspergillus-flavus-and-functional-characterization-of-the-whole-cell-enzyme
#15
Gang Gao, Run-Qian Mao, Yue Xiao, Jing Zhou, Yu-Huan Liu, Gang Li
The endoglucanase gene endo753 from Aspergillus flavus NRRL3357 strains was cloned, and the recombinant Endo753 was displayed on the cell surface of Saccharomyces cerevisiae EBY100 strain by the C-terminal fusion using Aga2p protein as anchor attachment tag. The results of indirect immunofluorescence and Western blot confirmed the expression and localization of Endo753 on the yeast cell surface. The hydrolytic activity test of the whole-cell enzyme revealed that Endo753 immobilized on the yeast cell surface had high endoglucanase activity...
June 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484941/proteomics-as-a-tool-to-identify-new-targets-against-aspergillus-and-scedosporium-in-the-context-of-cystic-fibrosis
#16
Andoni Ramirez-Garcia, Aize Pellon, Idoia Buldain, Aitziber Antoran, Aitana Arbizu-Delgado, Xabier Guruceaga, Aitor Rementeria, Fernando L Hernando
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that increases the risk of suffering microbial, including fungal, infections. In this paper, proteomics-based information was collated relating to secreted and cell wall proteins with potential medical applications from the most common filamentous fungi in CF, i.e., Aspergillus and Scedosporium/Lomentospora species. Among the Aspergillus fumigatus secreted allergens, β-1,3-endoglucanase, the alkaline protease 1 (Alp1/oryzin), Asp f 2, Asp f 13/15, chitinase, chitosanase, dipeptidyl-peptidase V (DppV), the metalloprotease Asp f 5, mitogillin/Asp f 1, and thioredoxin reductase receive a special mention...
May 8, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483450/aflatoxin-proximate-composition-and-mineral-profile-of-stored-broiler-feed-treated-with-medicinal-plant-leaves
#17
S M Hassan, B Sultana, A Atta, N Qureshi, M Iqbal, M Abbas
OBJECTIVES: In the present investigation, the Morus alba (M. alba), Vitis vinifera (V. vinifera), Ficus religiosa (F. religiosa) and Citrus paradisi (C. paradisi) leaves anti-aflatoxigenic activities were evaluated in Aspergillus flavus (A. flavus) inoculated feed. METHODS: The broiler feed inoculated with A. flavus was treated with selected medicinal plant leaf powder (5%, 10% and 15% w/w) and stored for the period of six months at 28°C and 16% moisture...
May 5, 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468270/4-hydroxy-7-methyl-3-phenylcoumarin-suppresses-aflatoxin-biosynthesis-via-downregulation-of-aflk-expressing-versicolorin-b-synthase-in-aspergillus-flavus
#18
Young-Sun Moon, Leesun Kim, Hyang Sook Chun, Sung-Eun Lee
Naturally occurring coumarins possess antibacterial and antifungal properties. In this study, these natural and synthetic coumarins were used to evaluate their antifungal activities against Aspergillus flavus, which produces aflatoxins. In addition to control antifungal activities, antiaflatoxigenic properties were also determined using a high-performance liquid chromatography in conjunction with fluorescence detection. In this study, 38 compounds tested and 4-hydroxy-7-methyl-3-phenyl coumarin showed potent antifungal and antiaflatoxigenic activities against A...
April 29, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460913/molecular-and-mycotoxigenic-biodiversity-of-aspergillus-flavus-isolated-from-brazil-nuts
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Arianne Costa Baquião, Evandro Luiz Lopes, Benedito Corrêa
The objective of this study was to carry out a transcription analysis of eight genes belonging to the aflatoxin (AF) and cyclopiazonic acid (CPA) biosynthesis pathway, and to detect aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) and CPA production in Aspergillus flavus strains isolated from Brazil nuts. Additionally, these genes were correlated with the different mycotoxigenic profiles of the same strains. Four previously identified A. flavus strains (ICB-01, ICB-151, ICB-161, and ICB-165) were grown on Brazil nut agar at 25°C for 10days...
November 2016: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447887/cyclopiazonic-acid-is-a-pathogenicity-factor-for-aspergillus-flavus-and-a-promising-target-for-screening-germplasm-for-ear-rot-resistance
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Subbaiah C Chalivendra, Catherine DeRobertis, Perng-Kuang Chang, Kenneth E Damann
Aspergillus flavus, an opportunistic pathogen, contaminates maize and other key crops with carcinogenic aflatoxins (AFs). Besides AFs, A. flavus makes many more secondary metabolites (SMs) whose toxicity in insects or vertebrates has been studied. However, the role of SMs in the invasion of plant hosts by A. flavus remains to be investigated. Cyclopiazonic acid (CPA), a neurotoxic SM made by A. flavus, is a nanomolar inhibitor of endoplasmic reticulum calcium ATPases (ECAs) and a potent inducer of cell death in plants...
May 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
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