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Anna Kästel, Stefanie Allgeier, Carsten A Brühl
Mosquito control based on the use of Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) is regarded as an environmental friendly method. However, Bti also affects non-target chironomid midges that are recognized as a central resource in wetland food webs. To evaluate the risk for different larval stages of Chironomus riparius we performed a test series of daily acute toxicity laboratory tests following OECD guideline 235 over the entire aquatic life cycle of 28 days. Our study is the first approach that performs an OECD approved test design with Bti and C...
October 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
F Valeriani, G Gianfranceschi, M Vitali, C Protano, V Romano Spica
BACKGROUND: Hygiene and surveillance in swimming pools are established by WHO Guidelines and national laws. Progress in water management and pool construction is revolutionizing the field, introducing new materials, systems, disinfection procedures or monitoring markers. Innovation advances challenge the upgrading of safety and quality in pools and the appropriate implementation of guidelines. STUDY DESIGN: In order to provide a device for laboratory test, a prototype was realized and applied to study and compare swimming pool materials and treatments...
November 2017: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
Jean'ne M Shreeve, Gang Zhao, Dheeraj Kumar, Chunlin He, Joseph P Hooper, Gregory H Imler, Damon A Parrish
Sodium salts of iodine-rich pyrazole and imidazole with 1-(2-bromoethyl)-5-aminotetrazole are useful precursors for energetic N,N'-ethylene-bridged polyiodoazoles. Compounds 1 ̶ 3 were characterized with IR, and 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy as well as elemental analyses. The molecular structures of 1 and 2 were confirmed by using single crystal X-ray diffraction. Heats of formation were calculated using Gaussian 03 and detonation properties and biocidal efficiency were calculated with CHEETAH 7. The decomposition products of 1 ̶ 3 destroy microbes more effectively than some previously reported biocides since the thermal decomposition occurs at below 400 oC without addition of oxidizer or combustion adjuvant...
October 18, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
J-H Lee, J-J Park, J-H Choi, S-Y Kang, Y-J Kang, K H Park
Scuticociliatosis is a devastating and intractable protozoal disease in olive flounder, leading to a significant loss throughout the year. This study aimed to investigate a systemically effective antiscuticociliatosis agent for olive flounder for better absorption into the infected internal organs. The in vitro and in vivo antiscuticociliatosis effects of clioquinol (CQ) were examined after screening 30 biocidal agents against the highly pathogenic scuticociliate Miamiensis avidus. CQ was the most potent in vitro drug of those tested against cultured M...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
Xin Chen, Qianqian Yang, Lu Xiao, Daolin Tang, Q Ping Dou, Jinbao Liu
Deubiquitinases (DUBs) play an important role in protein quality control in eukaryotic cells due to their ability to specifically remove ubiquitin from substrate proteins. Therefore, recent findings have focused on the relevance of DUBs to cancer development, and pharmacological intervention on these enzymes has become a promising strategy for cancer therapy. In particular, several DUBs are physically and/or functionally associated with the proteasome and are attractive targets for the development of novel anticancer drugs...
October 16, 2017: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
Babak Amoian, Marzyeh Omidbakhsh, Soraya Khafri
BACKGROUND: Chlorhexidine (CHX) is the most effective antiseptic mouthwash to date. Essential oil such as thymol, have inhibitory and biocidal effects a range of bacteria. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of mouthwash containing CHX and thymol on plaque induced gingivitis. METHODS: This double-blind randomized clinical trial study was performed on 60 patients with plaque induced gingivitis who were randomly divided into two groups: Group I (CHX/thymol mouthwash-Vi-one) and Group II (CHX mouthwash-Behsa)...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
Augusto A Vieira, Sergiane S Caldas, Ana Laura Venquiaruti Escarrone, Jean Lucas de Oliveira Arias, Ednei Gilberto Primel
Booster biocides have been widely applied to ships and other submerged structures. These compounds can be released into the marine environment as the result of vessel hull leaching and may remain in different environmental compartments. This study aimed at introducing an environmentally friendly procedure for the extraction of irgarol and diuron from fish samples by vortex-assisted matrix solid phase dispersion (VA-MSPD) with detection by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. Different types of solid supports and solvents were evaluated...
March 1, 2018: Food Chemistry
Ebrahim Aboualizadeh, Violet V Bumah, Daniela S Masson-Meyers, Janis T Eells, Carol J Hirschmugl, Chukuka S Enwemeka
Disinfectants and biocidal products have been widely used to combat Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in homes and healthcare environments. Although disruption of cytoplasmic membrane integrity has been documented as the main bactericidal effect of biocides, little is known about the biochemical alterations induced by these chemical agents. In this study, we used Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy and chemometric tools as an alternative non-destructive technique to determine the bactericidal effects of commonly used disinfectants against MRSA USA-300...
2017: PloS One
Chunlin He, Gang Zhao, Joseph P Hooper, Jean'ne M Shreeve
Energetic bridged triiodopyrazoles and triiodoimidazoles were designed and synthsized by reacting potassium triiodopyrazolate or triiodoimidazolate with corresponding dichloro compounds. All compounds were fully characterized by (1)H and (13)C NMR spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, and elemental analyses. The structure of compound 1 was further confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. All of the compounds exhibit good thermal stability with decomposition temperatures between 199 and 270 °C and high densities ranging from 2...
October 16, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
R Lasa, T Williams
Hydrolyzed protein lures are widely used to monitor fruit fly pests but are rapidly degraded by microbial activity and must be replaced frequently. To improve the stability of lures, the quaternary ammonium biocide, benzalkonium chloride (BC), was evaluated in mixtures with two hydrolyzed proteins commonly used to monitor Anastrepha spp. The mean number of Anastrepha obliqua adults captured during six consecutive weeks using Captor + borax with the addition of 240 mg BC/liter, not renewed during the test, was similar to Captor + borax that was replaced at weekly intervals and was more effective than Captor + borax without BC...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
Pascale Van Rooij, Frank Pasmans, Yanaika Coen, An Martel
The recently emerged chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) causes European salamander declines. Proper hygiene protocols including disinfection procedures are crucial to prevent disease transmission. Here, the efficacy of chemical disinfectants in killing Bsal was evaluated. At all tested conditions, Biocidal®, Chloramine-T®, Dettol medical®, Disolol®, ethanol, F10®, Hibiscrub®, potassium permanganate, Safe4®, sodium hypochlorite, and Virkon S®, were effective at killing Bsal. Concentrations of 5% sodium chloride or lower, 0...
2017: PloS One
Yuri N Shkryl, Galina N Veremeichik, Dmitriy G Kamenev, Tatiana Y Gorpenchenko, Yulia A Yugay, Dmitriy V Mashtalyar, Aleksander V Nepomnyaschiy, Tatiana V Avramenko, Aleksandr A Karabtsov, Vladimir V Ivanov, Victor P Bulgakov, Sergey V Gnedenkov, Yury N Kulchin, Yury N Zhuravlev
In the present investigation, transgenic tobacco callus cultures and plants overexpressing the silicatein gene LoSilA1 from marine sponge Latrunculia oparinae were obtained and their bioreduction behaviour for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) was studied. Synthesized nanoparticles were characterized using UV-visible spectroscopy, Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), atomic flame electron microscopy (AFM) and nanoparticle tracking analysis (NTA)...
October 12, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
Marios Michailidis, Ioritz Sorzabal-Bellido, Evanthia Adamidou, Yuri Antonio Diaz-Fernandez, Jenny Louise Aveyard, Reut Wengier, Dmitry O Grigoriev, Rasmita Raval, Yehuda Benayahu, Raechelle D'Sa, Dmitry G Shchukin
Application of mesoporous silica nanoparticles as antifouling/antibacterial carriers is limited and specifically with dual synergetic effect. In the present work, mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) modified with quaternary ammonium salts (QASs) and loaded with the biocide Parmetol S15 were synthesised as functional fillers for antifouling/antibacterial coatings. From the family of the mesoporous silica nanoparticles, MCM-48 was selected as a carrier due to its cubic pore structure, high surface area and high specific pore volume...
October 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Chitrada Kaweeteerawat, Preeyawis Na Ubol, Sanirat Sangmuang, Sasitorn Aueviriyavit, Rawiwan Maniratanachote
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are widely used in industry, consumer products, and medical appliances due to their efficient antimicrobial properties. However, information on environmental toxicity and bacterial impact of these particles is not completely elucidated. Results showed that AgNPs produced growth inhibition and oxidative stress in bacteria Escherichia coli (gram negative) and Staphylococcus aureus (gram positive), with half-maximal inhibitory concentrations (IC50) of 12 and 7 mg/L, respectively. Surprisingly, bacteria pre-exposed to sublethal dose of AgNPs exhibited increased resistance toward antibiotics (ampicillin and Pen-Strep) with IC50 elevated by 3-13-fold...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
Fei Lin, Ying Xu, Yaowen Chang, Chao Liu, Xu Jia, Baodong Ling
Active efflux is regarded as a common mechanism for antibiotic and biocide resistance. However, the role of many drug efflux pumps in biocide resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii remains unknown. Using biocide-resistant A. baumannii clinical isolates, we investigated the incidence of 11 known/putative antimicrobial resistance efflux pump genes (adeB, adeG, adeJ, adeT1, adeT2, amvA, abeD, abeM, qacE, qacEΔ1, and aceI) and triclosan target gene fabI through PCR and DNA sequencing. Reverse transcriptase quantitative PCR was conducted to assess the correlation between the efflux pump gene expression and the reduced susceptibility to triclosan or chlorhexidine...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
L Di Gregorio, V Tandoi, R Congestri, S Rossetti, F Di Pippo
In this study, next generation sequencing and catalyzed reporter deposition fluorescence in situ hybridization, combined with confocal microscopy, were used to provide insights into the biodiversity and structure of biofilms collected from four full-scale European cooling systems. Water samples were also analyzed to evaluate the impact of suspended microbes on biofilm formation. A common core microbiome, containing members of the families Sphingomonadaceae, Comamonadaceae and Hyphomicrobiaceae, was found in all four biofilms, despite the water of each coming from different sources (river and groundwater)...
October 10, 2017: Biofouling
Mustafa Çulha, Şaban Kalay, Elif Sevim, Müberra Pinarbaş, Yıldız Baş, Rahşan Akpinar, Şengül Alpay Karaoğlu
Bee disease caused by spore-forming Paenibacillus larvae and Paenibacillus alvei is a serious problem for honey production. Thus, there is an ongoing effort to find an effective agent that shows broad biocidal activity with minimal environmental hazard. In this study, the biocidal effect of maltose reduced silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) is evaluated against American foulbrood and European foulbrood pathogens. The results demonstrate that the maltose reduced AgNPs are excellent short and long-term biocides against P...
October 6, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
Panagiotis Sofokleous, Shanom Ali, Peter Wilson, Asma Buanz, Simon Gaisford, Dharmit Mistry, Adrian Fellows, Richard M Day
The spread of antibiotic-resistant pathogens requires new treatments. Small molecule precursor compounds that produce oxidative biocides with well-established antimicrobial properties could provide a range of new therapeutic products to combat resistant infections. The aim of this study was to investigate a novel biomaterials-based approach for the manufacture, targeted delivery and controlled release of a peroxygen donor (sodium percarbonate) combined with an acetyl donor (tetraacetylethylenediamine) to deliver local antimicrobial activity via a dynamic equilibrium mixture of hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid...
October 3, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
Melanie Gross, Richard M Green, Lennart Weltje, James R Wheeler
A Weight-of-evidence (WoE) evaluation should be applied in assessing all the available data for the identification of endocrine disrupting (ED) properties of chemicals. The European Commission draft acts specifying criteria under the biocidal products and plant protection products regulations require that WoE is implemented for the assessment of such products. However, only some general considerations and principles of how a WoE should be conducted are provided. This paper reviews WoE approaches to distil key recommendations specifically for the evaluation of potential ED properties of chemicals...
October 4, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
Olayide Obidi, Foluke Okekunjo
Microbial induced discolorations are an unsightly feature occurring on painted walls in Lagos, the commercial hub of Nigeria. Very few studies have been carried out conventionally about the microbial community structure of discolored painted walls in Nigeria therefore, knowledge of the true microbial diversity is elusive. To further our understanding of the phylogenetic diversity of representative microbial community on 40 discolored and three clean-looking buildings, a comparative DNA sequence analysis of 16S rDNA genes was undertaken...
October 5, 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
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