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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427842/predominance-of-international-clone-2-oxa-23-producing-acinetobacter-baumannii-clinical-isolates-in-greece-2015-results-of-a-nationwide-study
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Spyros Pournaras, Konstantina Dafopoulou, Mariateresa Del Franco, Olympia Zarkotou, Evangelia Dimitroulia, Efi Protonotariou, Aggeliki Poulou, Raffaele Zarrilli, Athanasios Tsakris
In a previous nationwide study in Greece, OXA-58 was the sole carbapenemase present among carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) isolated between 2000 and 2009. In this study, the antibiotic resistances, carbapenemase gene content and clonal relatedness of 194 single-patient CRAB clinical isolates collected randomly during 2015 from 11 tertiary hospitals located throughout Greece were investigated. Antimicrobial susceptibility was determined using commercial and dilution methods. PCR for carbapenemase genes were performed...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426027/analysis-of-the-germination-proteins-in-alicyclobacillus-acidoterrestris-spores-subjected-to-external-factors
#2
Izabela Porębska, Barbara Sokołowska
The presence of Alicyclobacillus acidoterrestris, a thermoacidophilic and spore-forming bacterium, in pasteurized acidic juices poses a serious problem for the processing industry. Therefore, the use of other more effective techniques, such as high hydrostatic pressure (HHP) and supercritical carbon dioxide (SCCD), is considered for preserving juices in order to inactivate these bacteria, while reducing the loss of nutrients and sensory quality of juices. On the other hand, HHP and SCCD when combined with a moderately elevated temperature can induce germination of bacterial spores, making them more vulnerable to inactivation...
April 21, 2017: Acta Biochimica Polonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420530/rapid-determination-of-the-various-native-forms-of-vitamin-b6-and-b2-in-cow-s-milk-using-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography
#3
A Schmidt, M G Schreiner, H K Mayer
As the formation of pyridoxal phosphate, the active cofactor of vitamin B6, is dependent on riboflavin 5-phosphate, we propose a fast and simple ultra-high performance liquid chromatography method for the simultaneous determination of the native B6 vitamers pyridoxal, pyridoxine, pyridoxamine, their mono phosphorus esters and 4-pyridoxic acid as well as vitamin B2 as riboflavin and its phosphorus ester riboflavin 5-phosphate in milk. Separation was achieved under 6.0min by reversed-phase and pH gradient elution...
April 9, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418600/validation-of-a-laboratory-developed-test-of-human-sperm-capacitation
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Melissa A Moody, Cristina Cardona, Alana J Simpson, T Timothy Smith, Alexander J Travis, G Charles Ostermeier
Sperm must undergo capacitation to become fertilization competent. Here we validated that monosialotetrahexosylganglioside (GM1 ) localization patterns, which were assessed in the Cap-Score™ Sperm Function Test, reflect a capacitated state in human sperm. First, we defined patterns representing sperm that do or do not respond to stimuli for capacitation. Sperm with "capacitated" patterns had exposed acrosomal carbohydrates and underwent acrosome exocytosis in response to calcium ionophore (A23187). Precision was evaluated by percent change of the Cap-Score measured for 50, 100, 150, and 200 sperm...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416886/optimization-of-reuterin-production-in-cheese-by-lactobacillus-reuteri
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Izaskun Martín-Cabrejas, Susana Langa, Pilar Gaya, Eva Rodríguez, José M Landete, Margarita Medina, Juan L Arqués
Cheeses manufactured from pasteurized milk supplemented with glycerol and reuterin-producing Lactobacillus reuteri INIA P572 as adjunct to the commercial starter culture were analysed in order to optimize a biopreservation strategy. The highest reuterin concentration determined by a colorimetric assay was detected on day 1 in cheeses with 100-500 mM glycerol. The presence of reuterin was confirmed by a direct detection technique as HPLC. Cheeses made with L. reuteri and 200 or 500 mM glycerol showed a red tendency in color in comparison with control...
April 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407911/characterization-of-phenolics-glucosinolates-and-antioxidant-activity-of-beverages-based-on-apple-juice-with-addition-of-frozen-and-freeze-dried-curly-kale-leaves-brassica-oleracea-l-var-acephala-l
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Róża Biegańska-Marecik, Elżbieta Radziejewska-Kubzdela, Roman Marecik
The aim of this study was to determine the polyphenols, glucosinolates and ascorbic acid content as well as antioxidant activity of beverages on the base of apple juice with addition of frozen and freeze-dried curly kale leaves. Upon enrichment with frozen (13%) and freeze-dried curly kale (3%), the naturally cloudy apple juice was characterized by an increase in phenolic compounds by 2.7 and 3.3-times, accordingly. The antioxidant activity of beverages with the addition of curly kale ranged from 6.6 to 9.4μmol Trolox/mL...
September 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407426/a-short-history-of-microbial-biofilms-and-biofilm-infections
#7
REVIEW
Niels Høiby
The observation of aggregated microbes surrounded by a self-produced matrix adhering to surfaces or located in tissues or secretions is old since both Leeuwenhoek and Pasteur have described the phenomenon. In environmental and technical microbiology, biofilms, 80-90 years ago, were already shown to be important for biofouling on submerged surfaces, for example, ships. The concept of biofilm infections and their importance in medicine was, however, initiated in the early 1970s by the observation of heaps of Pseudomonas aeruginosa cells in sputum and lung tissue from chronically infected cystic fibrosis patients...
April 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402949/revisit-18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-oncology-positron-emission-tomography-systems-molecular-imaging-of-glucose-metabolism
#8
REVIEW
Baozhong Shen, Tao Huang, Yingying Sun, Zhongnan Jin, Xiao-Feng Li
18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography has become an important tool for detection, staging and management of many types of cancer. Oncology application of 18F-FDG bases on the knowledge that increase in glucose demand and utilization is a fundamental features of cancer. Pasteur effect, Warburg effect and reverse Warburg effect have been used to explain glucose metabolism in cancer. 18F-FDG accumulation in cancer is reportedly microenvironment-dependent, 18F-FDG avidly accumulates in poorly proliferating and hypoxic cancer cells, but low in well perfused (and proliferating) cancer cells...
March 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402416/regate-registration-of-galaxy-tools-in-elixir
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Olivia Doppelt-Azeroual, Fabien Mareuil, Eric Deveaud, Matu S Kala S, Nicola Soranzo, Marius van den Beek, Bjoern Gruening, Jon Ison, Herv E M Enager
Background: Bioinformaticians routinely use multiple software tools and data sources in their day-to-day work, and have been guided in their choices by a number of cataloguing initiatives. The ELIXIR Tools and Data Services Registry ( bio.tools ) aims to provide a central information point, independent of any specific scientific scope within bioinformatics or technological implementation. Meanwhile, efforts to integrate bioinformatics software in workbench and workflow environments have accelerated, to enable the design, automation, and reproducibility of bioinformatics experiments...
April 10, 2017: GigaScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400006/microbiological-quality-of-selected-ready-to-eat-leaf-vegetables-sprouts-and-non-pasteurized-fresh-fruit-vegetable-juices-including-the-presence-of-cronobacter-spp
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Anna Berthold-Pluta, Monika Garbowska, Ilona Stefańska, Antoni Pluta
Bacteria of the genus Cronobacter are emerging food-borne pathogens. Foods contaminated with Cronobacter spp. may pose a risk to infants or adults with suppressed immunity. This study was aimed at determining the microbiological quality of ready-to-eat (RTE) plant-origin food products available on the Polish market with special emphasis on the prevalence of Cronobacter genus bacteria. Analyses were carried out on 60 samples of commercial RTE type plant-origin food products, including: leaf vegetables (20 samples), sprouts (20 samples) and non-pasteurized vegetable, fruit and fruit-vegetable juices (20 samples)...
August 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397646/relocating-pastorian-medicine-accommodation-and-acclimatization-of-pastorian-practices-against-smallpox-at-the-pasteur-institute-of-chengdu-china-1908-1927
#11
Chien-Ling Liu
Argument Revising the diffusionist view of current scholarship on the Pasteur Institutes in China, this paper demonstrates the ways in which local networks and circumstances informed the circulation and construction of knowledge and practices relating to smallpox prophylaxis in the Southwest of China during the early twentieth century. I argue that the Pasteur Institute of Chengdu did not operate in a natural continuity with the preceding local French medical institutions, but rather presented an intentional break from them...
March 2017: Science in Context
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397267/stability-assessment-of-lycopene-microemulsion-prepared-using-tomato-industrial-waste-against-various-processing-conditions
#12
Atefeh Amiri-Rigi, Soleiman Abbasi
BACKGROUND: Green separation techniques are growing at a greater rate than solvent extraction owing to the constant consumer drive to "go natural". Considering the increasing evidences of the health benefits of lycopene and massive tomato industrial waste, in the present study, using microemulsion technique the lycopene was extracted from tomato industrial waste and its mean droplet size and size distribution was determined. Moreover, the effects of pasteurization, sterilization, freeze-thaw cycles and UV irradiation on the thermodynamic stability, turbidity and lycopene concentration of the lycopene microemulsion were monitored...
April 11, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384620/recovering-traditional-raw-milk-tetilla-cheese-flavour-and-sensory-attributes-by-using-kocuria-varians-and-yarrowia-lipolytica-adjunct-cultures
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J A Centeno, J I Garabal, F Docampo, J M Lorenzo, J Carballo
The rationale of the present study was to evaluate the potential of microbial adjunct cultures including Kocuria varians and/or Yarrowia lipolytica strains in the recovery of the typical sensory profile of traditional (raw-milk) Tetilla cheese. Four batches of Tetilla cheese, a short ripened cows' milk cheese produced in Galicia (NW Spain), were made in duplicate from pasteurized milk inoculated with different microbial cultures. A control batch was manufactured by adding a mesophilic commercial D-starter only...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382585/when-pasteurian-science-went-to-sea-the-birth-of-marine-microbiology
#14
Antony Adler, Erik Dücker
In the late nineteenth century, French naturalists were global leaders in microbial research. Louis Pasteur advanced sterilization techniques and demonstrated that dust particles in the air could contaminate a putrefiable liquid. Pasteur's discoveries prompted a new research program for the naturalists of the Talisman and Travailleur expeditions: to recover uncontaminated water and mud samples from the deep sea. French naturalists Adrien Certes and Paul Regnard both independently conducted experiments to address the question of whether microorganisms inhabited the oceans and whether organic material in the deep sea was subject to decomposition...
April 5, 2017: Journal of the History of Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381322/efficacy-and-safety-of-an-intravenous-c1-inhibitor-concentrate-for-long-term-prophylaxis-in-hereditary-angioedema
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Timothy Craig, Ralph Shapiro, Arthur Vegh, James W Baker, Jonathan A Bernstein, Paula Busse, Markus Magerl, Inmaculada Martinez-Saguer, Marc A Riedl, William Lumry, Debora Williams-Herman, Jonathan Edelman, Henrike Feuersenger, Thomas Machnig, Mikhail Rojavin
BACKGROUND: The plasma-derived, pasteurized, nanofiltered C1-inhibitor concentrate (pnfC1-INH) is approved in the United States as an intravenous (IV) on-demand treatment for hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks, and, in Europe, as on demand and short-term prophylaxis. OBJECTIVE: This analysis evaluated Berinert Patient Registry data regarding IV pnfC1-INH used as long-term prophylaxis (LTP). METHODS: The international registry (2010-2014) collected prospective and retrospective usage, dosing, and safety data on individuals who used pnfC1-INH for any reason...
March 1, 2017: Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372214/not-from-concentrate-pilot-plant-wonderful-cultivar-pomegranate-juice-changes-volatiles
#16
John C Beaulieu, Javier M Obando-Ulloa
Pilot plant ultrafiltration was used to mimic the dominant U.S. commercial pomegranate juice extraction method (hydraulic pressing whole fruit), to deliver a not-from-concentrate (NFC) juice that was high-temperature short-time pasteurized and stored at 4 and 25°C. Recovered were 46 compounds, of which 38 were routinely isolated and subjected to analysis of variance to assess these NFC juices. Herein, 18 of the 21 consensus pomegranate compounds were recovered. Ultrafiltration resulted in significant decreases for many compounds...
August 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372194/protein-carbonylation-sites-in-bovine-raw-milk-and-processed-milk-products
#17
Sanja Milkovska-Stamenova, Ruzanna Mnatsakanyan, Ralf Hoffmann
During thermal treatment of milk, proteins are oxidized, which may reduce the nutritional value of milk, abolish protein functions supporting human health, especially important for newborns, and yield potentially harmful products. The side chains of several amino acids can be oxidized to reactive carbonyls, which are often used to monitor oxidative stress in organisms. Here we mapped protein carbonylation sites in raw milk and different brands of pasteurized, ultra high temperature (UHT) treated milk, and infant formulas (IFs) after digesting the precipitated proteins with trypsin...
August 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361818/current-status-of-mycobacterium-avium-subspecies-paratuberculosis-infection-in-animals-humans-in-india-what-needs-to-be-done
#18
REVIEW
Ajay Vir Singh, Devendra Singh Chauhan, Shoor Vir Singh, Vijay Kumar, Abhinendra Singh, Anjali Yadav, Virendra Singh Yadav
Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) has emerged as a major health problem for domestic livestock and human beings. Reduced per animal productivity of domestic livestock seriously impacts the economics of dairy farming globally. High to very high bioload of MAP in domestic livestock and also in the human population has been reported from north India. Presence of live MAP bacilli in commercial supplies of raw and pasteurized milk and milk products indicates its public health significance. MAP is not inactivated during pasteurization, therefore, entering into human food chain daily...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359176/old-world-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-challenges-in-morocco-algeria-tunisia-and-iran-mati-a-collaborative-attempt-to-combat-the-disease
#19
Fariborz Bahrami, Gerald F Späth, Sima Rafati
Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is a main public health problem in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Iran, known as the MATI region. During the biennial meeting of Pasteur Institutes of the MATI region in November 2016 in Tehran, a Leishmania panel formed of scientists with different expertise in CL research from the MATI and Institut Pasteur in Paris, proposed a new consortium to develop an integrative research approach to better understand this disease. The proposed consortium synergizes three complementary thematics on Leishmania genetics, host immune response, and vector transmission...
April 10, 2017: Expert Review of Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356169/the-kl24-gene-cluster-and-a-genomic-island-encoding-a-wzy-polymerase-contribute-genes-needed-for-synthesis-of-the-k24-capsular-polysaccharide-by-the-multiply-antibiotic-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-isolate-rch51
#20
Johanna J Kenyon, Anastasiya A Kasimova, Mikhail M Shneider, Alexander S Shashkov, Nikolay P Arbatsky, Anastasiya V Popova, Konstantin A Miroshnikov, Ruth M Hall, Yuriy A Knirel
The whole-genome sequence of the multiply antibiotic resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolate RCH51 belonging to sequence type ST103 (Institut Pasteur scheme) revealed that the set of genes at the capsule locus, KL24, includes four genes predicted to direct the synthesis of 3-acetamido-3,6-dideoxy-d-galactose (d-Fuc3NAc), and this sugar was found in the capsular polysaccharide (CPS). One of these genes, fdtE, encodes a novel bifunctional protein with an N-terminal FdtA 3,4-ketoisomerase domain and a C-terminal acetyltransferase domain...
March 2017: Microbiology
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