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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922030/rapid-detection-and-classification-of-salmonella-enterica-shedding-in-feedlot-cattle-utilizing-the-roka-bioscience-atlas-salmonella-detection-assay-for-the-analysis-of-rectoanal-mucosal-swabs
#1
W Evan Chaney, Getahun E Agga, Scott V Nguyen, Terrance M Arthur, Joseph M Bosilevac, Erin Dreyling, Anantharama Rishi, Dayna Brichta-Harhay
With an increasing focus on preharvest food safety, rapid methods are required for the detection and quantification of foodborne pathogens such as Salmonella enterica in beef cattle. We validated the Atlas Salmonella Detection Assay (SEN), a nucleic acid amplification technology that targets Salmonella rRNA, for the qualitative detection of S. enterica with sample enrichment using immunomagnetic separation as a reference test, and we further evaluated its accuracy to predict pathogen load using SEN signal-to-cutoff (SCO) values from unenriched samples to classify animals as high or nonhigh shedders...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920678/facing-challenges-in-real-life-application-of-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-sers-design-and-nanofabrication-of-sers-substrates-for-rapid-field-test-of-food-contaminants
#2
Ruyi Shi, Xiangjiang Liu, Yibin Ying
Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) is capable of detecting single molecule with high specificity and has become a promising technique for rapid chemical analysis of agricultural products and foods. With a deeper understanding of the SERS effect and advances in nanofabrication technology, SERS is now on the edge of going out of the laboratory and becoming a sophisticated analytical tool to fulfill various real-world tasks. This review focuses on the challenges that SERS has met in this progress, such as how to obtain a reliable SERS signal, improve the sensitivity and specificity in a complex sample matrix, develop simple and user-friendly practical sensing approach, reduce the running cost, etc...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919559/adipokinetic-hormone-receptor-gene-identification-and-its-role-in-triacylglycerol-mobilization-and-sexual-behavior-in-the-oriental-fruit-fly-bactrocera-dorsalis
#3
Qiu-Li Hou, Er-Hu Chen, Hong-Bo Jiang, Dan-Dan Wei, Shun-Hua Gui, Jin-Jun Wang, Guy Smagghe
Energy homeostasis requires continuous compensation for fluctuations in energy expenditure and availability of food resources. In insects, energy mobilization is under control of the adipokinetic hormone (AKH) where it is regulating the nutritional status by supporting the mobilization of lipids. In this study, we characterized the gene coding for the AKH receptor (AKHR) and investigated its function in the oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis) that is economically one of the most important pest insects of tropical and subtropical fruit...
September 15, 2017: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919236/biomarkers-for-diagnosis-of-pediatric-acute-neuropsychiatric-syndrome-pans-sensitivity-and-specificity-of-the-cunningham-panel
#4
Eva Hesselmark, Susanne Bejerot
OBJECTIVE: Pediatric Acute Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) and pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections (PANDAS) are conditions marked by sudden onset of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), tics, or avoidant/restrictive food intake in combination with multiple psychiatric symptoms. A diagnosis of PANS or PANDAS may be supported by the Cunningham Panel, a commercially available set of immunologic assays currently in clinical use. However, the relationship between Cunningham Panel results and patient symptoms remains unclear...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919035/development-of-a-fast-and-efficient-method-for-hepatitis-a-virus-concentration-from-green-onion
#5
Yan Zheng, Yuan Hu
Hepatitis A virus (HAV) can cause serious liver disease and even death. HAV outbreaks are associated with the consumption of raw or minimally processed produce, making it a major public health concern. Infections have occurred despite the fact that effective HAV vaccine has been available. Development of a rapid and sensitive HAV detection method is necessary for an investigation of an HAV outbreak. Detection of HAV is complicated by the lack of a reliable culture method. In addition, due to the low infectious dose of HAV, these methods must be very sensitive...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917894/structural-functional-and-ph-sensitive-release-characteristics-of-water-soluble-polysaccharide-from-the-seeds-of-albizia-lebbeck-l
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Chekuri Ashok Kumar Varma, K Jayaram Kumar
Plant polysaccharides, generally regarded as safe (GRAS), are gaining importance as excipients in drug delivery. Therefore, the current paper presents the studies on structural, functional and drug release study of water soluble polysaccharide (ALPS) from seeds of Albizia lebbeck L. High swelling, water holding capacity, foam stability and lower moisture content suggests its use as additive in food preparations. The apparent molecular weight of polysaccharide was found to be 1.98×10(2)kDa. Monosaccharide composition analysis indicated that ALPS consists of mannose (4...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917783/intellectual-modifying-a-bare-glassy-carbon-electrode-to-fabricate-a-novel-and-ultrasensitive-electrochemical-biosensor-application-to-determination-of-acrylamide-in-food-samples
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Kambiz Varmira, Omid Abdi, Mohammad-Bagher Gholivand, Hector C Goicoechea, Ali R Jalalvand
Acrylamide (AA) is a neurotoxin and carcinogen which is mainly formed in foods containing large quantities of starch processed at high temperatures and its determination is very important to control the quality of foods. In this work, a novel electrochemical biosensor based on hemoglobin-dimethyldioctadecylammonium bromide (HG-DDAB)/platinum-gold-palladium three metallic alloy nanoparticles (PtAuPd NPs)/chitosan-1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide (Ch-IL)/multiwalled carbon nanotubes-IL (MWCNTs-IL)/glassy carbon electrode (GCE) is proposed for ultrasensitive determination of AA in food samples...
January 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917776/apta-nanosensors-for-detection-and-quantitative-determination-of-acetamiprid-a-pesticide-residue-in-food-and-environment
#8
REVIEW
Asma Verdian
In an effort to achieve high sensitive and selective detection of pesticide residues, numerous nanomaterial-based aptasensors are currently being developed for acetamiprid analysis. Recently, aptamers as a potent alternative of antibodies are used in biosensing platforms. There is tremendous interest in utilizing of nanomaterial as basic building blocks and signaling elements in aptasensors. The nanomaterials have the unique optical and electrical properties. The combination of nanomaterial and aptamer technology has opened a new window in pesticide residues monitoring...
January 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917759/detection-of-aflatoxin-b1-in-food-samples-based-on-target-responsive-aptamer-cross-linked-hydrogel-using-a-handheld-ph-meter-as-readout
#9
Mengmeng Zhao, Peilong Wang, Yajuan Guo, Lixu Wang, Fang Luo, Bin Qiu, Longhua Guo, Xiaoou Su, Zhenyu Lin, Guonan Chen
Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) can cause great threat to human health, so the development of convenient and portable device for sensitive detection of AFB1 is highly desired. The portable pH meter has the characters of facile operation, low cost, and easy availability. Therefore, in this study, we investigate the applicability of utilizing a pH meter as the readout to develop a portable sensor for AFB1. The specific detection of AFB1 is realized via the combination of AFB1-responsive aptamer-cross-linked hydrogel. Upon the addition of AFB1, AFB1 binds to its aptamer with high affinity in lieu of aptamer/DNA complex, causing the collapse of hydrogel network and results in the releasing of urease into the solution...
January 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917598/matrix-effect-free-quantitative-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-analysis-in-complex-matrices-using-nanoflow-lc-with-integrated-emitter-tip-and-high-dilution-factors
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David Moreno-González, Jaime Alcántara-Durán, Bienvenida Gilbert-López, Juan F García-Reyes, Antonio Molina-Díaz
Matrix effects are probably the Achilles heel of most quantitative liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS) methods based on electrospray ionization. This work reports the evaluation of matrix effects in challenging matrices such as food extracts, human urine or wastewater at different dilution factors using nanoflow liquid chromatography-high resolution mass spectrometry (LC-MS). For this purpose, a suite of representative low-molecular weight compounds such as pesticides, drugs of abuse, sport drugs or environmental contaminants were selected...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917298/high-prevalence-of-bovine-cysticercosis-found-during-evaluation-of-different-post-mortem-detection-techniques-in-belgian-slaughterhouses
#11
Famke Jansen, Pierre Dorny, Dirk Berkvens, Anke Van Hul, Nick Van den Broeck, Caroline Makay, Nicolas Praet, Ramon Marc Eichenberger, Peter Deplazes, Sarah Gabriël
Bovine cysticercosis (BCC), caused by the helminth Taenia saginata, is currently diagnosed solely by official meat inspection (MI) based on macroscopic detection of viable cysticerci or typical lesions of degenerated larvae. MI has a known low sensitivity (<16%), leading to a large proportion of infected cattle carcasses entering the human food chain and posing a risk to public health. Prevalence in Belgium based on MI results is estimated at around 0.22%. Due to the low sensitivity of MI, alternative techniques to detect BCC should be considered...
September 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917233/high-prevalence-of-vitamin-b-12-insufficiency-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
#12
Misora Ao, Hidemi Tsuji, Kenichiro Shide, Yuki Kosaka, Akari Noda, Nobuya Inagaki, Hiroshi Nakase, Kiyoshi Tanaka
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In Crohn's disease (CD), belonging to inflammatory bowel disease, the small intestine is involved in most cases. Most frequently affected is the distal ileum, where vitamin B-12 is specifically absorbed. Therefore, malabsorption of vitamin B-12 is quite likely to occur in patients with CD. In this study, we have studied the vitamin B-12 status in CD patients. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Forty eight patients with CD were evaluated for their food intake, and circulating concentrations of vitamin B-12, folic acid, and homocysteine (Hcy) as a sensitive marker for the insufficiency of these vitamins and a risk factor of atherosclerosis...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917135/failing-to-learn-from-negative-prediction-errors-obesity-is-associated-with-alterations-in-a-fundamental-neural-learning-mechanism
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David Mathar, Jane Neumann, Arno Villringer, Annette Horstmann
Prediction errors (PEs) encode the difference between expected and actual action outcomes in the brain via dopaminergic modulation. Integration of these learning signals ensures efficient behavioral adaptation. Obesity has recently been linked to altered dopaminergic fronto-striatal circuits, thus implying impairments in cognitive domains that rely on its integrity. 28 obese and 30 lean human participants performed an implicit stimulus-response learning paradigm inside an fMRI scanner. Computational modeling and psycho-physiological interaction (PPI) analysis was utilized for assessing PE-related learning and associated functional connectivity...
August 24, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916313/virulence-of-thermolable-haemolysi-tlh-gastroenteritis-related-pathogenicity-tdh-and-trh-of-the-pathogens-vibrio-parahemolyticus-in-viable-but-non-culturable-vbnc-state
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Huamin Zhong, Yukui Zhong, Qiulian Deng, Zhenwen Zhou, Xiaoshan Guan, Muxia Yan, Tingting Hu, Mingyong Luo
In the Viable but Non-Culturable (VBNC) state, microorganisms may survive under severe external environment. In this study, the specificity and sensitivity of PMA-LAMP assay on the detection of Vibrio Parahemolyticus (V. parahemolyticus) has been developed and evaluated, with further application on a number of food-borne V. parahemolyticus strains. Six primers were designed for recognizing 8 distinct targeting on tlh, tdh and trh gene. Through specific penetration through the damaged cell membrane of dead cells and intercalating into DNA, PMA could prevent DNA amplification of dead bacteria from LAMP, which enabled the differentiation of bacteria between VBNC state and dead state...
September 12, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916138/peptide-yy-induces-characteristic-meal-patterns-of-aged-mice
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Sachiko Mogami, Chihiro Yamada, Naoki Fujitsuka, Tomohisa Hattori
BACKGROUND & AIM: Changes in eating behavior occur in the elderly due to oral and swallowing dysfunctions. We aimed to clarify the difference between basal meal patterns of young and aged mice in relation to appetite regulating hormones. METHODS: Thirty two of young (7-week-old) and aged (23-25-month-old) C57BL/6 male mice were acclimated to a single housing and then transferred to a highly sensitive automated feeding monitoring device. Feeding behavior was monitored from the onset of the dark phase after habituation to the device...
September 12, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916095/review-novel-sensing-strategies-for-bacterial-detection-based-on-active-and-passive-methods-driven-by-external-field
#16
REVIEW
Shiho Tokonami, Takuya Iida
For sustainable human life, biosensing systems for contaminants or disease-causing bacteria are crucial for food security, environmental improvement, and disease prevention. With an aim of enhancing the sensitivity and detection speed, many researchers have developed efficient detection methods for target bacteria. In this review, we discuss recent topics related to active and passive bacterial detection methods, including (1) optical approaches with unique functional nano- and micro-structures, and (2) electrical approaches involving mechanical modulation and electrochemical reactions...
October 2, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916044/antibiotic-affinity-strategy-for-bioluminescent-detection-of-viable-gram-positive-bacteria-using-daptomycin-as-recognition-agent
#17
Mengyao Wang, Yue Wu, Yong He, Xiaoxiao Su, Hui Ouyang, Zhifeng Fu
A bioluminescent method was proposed for rapid detection of viable Gram-positive bacteria based on a novel antibiotic-affinity strategy on a magnetic beads (MBs) platform. Daptomycin, a highly efficient lipopeptide antibiotic for Gram-positive bacteria, was used as a recognition agent to functionalize MBs. The daptomycin-functionalized MBs showed high capture and concentration efficiency for Gram-positive bacteria due to the strong binding between daptomycin and bacterial cell membrane in the presence of Ca(2+) ion...
September 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916039/highly-sensitive-method-for-aldehydes-detection-application-to-furfurals-analysis-in-raisin-and-bovine-milk-powder
#18
Yao Sun, Zhaobing Guan, Hongwei Cai, Yiyong Huang, Yawei Lin, Xiaosong Hu
A pre-column fluorescent derivatization method based on nitrone formation has been applied to determine furfurals (e.g. furfural (F), 5-methyfurfural (5-MF) and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF)) in food samples for the first time. An N-substituted hydroxylamine reagent 4-((hydroxyamino)butyl)-7-hydroxycoumarin (HAHC) was used to react with the aldehyde group of furfurals to form stable nitrone derivatives with high fluorescence intensities. The reactions proceeded under mild conditions in 30 min with high derivatization yields (>93%)...
September 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915875/plectranthus-amboinicus-essential-oil-and-carvacrol-bioactive-against-planktonic-and-biofilm-of-oxacillin-and-vancomycin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
#19
Sara Edwirgens Costa Benício Vasconcelos, Hider Machado Melo, Theodora Thays Arruda Cavalcante, Francisco Eduardo Aragão Catunda Júnior, Mário Geraldo de Carvalho, Francisca Gleire Rodrigues Menezes, Oscarina Viana de Sousa, Renata Albuquerque Costa
BACKGROUND: The emergence of multidrug-resistant bacteria is a worldwide concern and in order to find an alternative to this problem, the occurrence of antimicrobial compounds in Plectranthus amboinicus essential oil was investigated. Thus, this study aims to determine susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from food to antibiotics, P. amboinicus essential oil (PAEO) and carvacrol. METHODS: Leaves and stem of P. amboinicus were used for extraction of essential oil (PAEO) by hydrodistillation technique and EO chemical analysis was performed by gas chromatography coupled to a mass spectrometer...
September 16, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914802/phylogenetic-analysis-and-antimicrobial-profiles-of-cultured-emerging-opportunistic-pathogens-phyla-actinobacteria-and-proteobacteria-identified-in-hot-springs
#20
Jocelyn Leonie Jardine, Akebe Luther King Abia, Vuyo Mavumengwana, Eunice Ubomba-Jaswa
Hot spring water may harbour emerging waterborne opportunistic pathogens that can cause infections in humans. We have investigated the diversity and antimicrobial resistance of culturable emerging and opportunistic bacterial pathogens, in water and sediment of hot springs located in Limpopo, South Africa. Aerobic bacteria were cultured and identified using 16S ribosomal DNA (rDNA) gene sequencing. The presence of Legionella spp. was investigated using real-time polymerase chain reaction. Isolates were tested for resistance to ten antibiotics representing six different classes: β-lactam (carbenicillin), aminoglycosides (gentamycin, kanamycin, streptomycin), tetracycline, amphenicols (chloramphenicol, ceftriaxone), sulphonamides (co-trimoxazole) and quinolones (nalidixic acid, norfloxacin)...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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