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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040161/evaluation-of-the-spoilage-potential-of-bacteria-isolated-from-chilled-chicken-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in-situ
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Guang-Yu Wang, Hu-Hu Wang, Yi-Wei Han, Tong Xing, Ke-Ping Ye, Xing-Lian Xu, Guang-Hong Zhou
Microorganisms play an important role in the spoilage of chilled chicken. In this study, a total of 53 isolates, belonging to 7 species of 3 genera, were isolated using a selective medium based on the capacity to spoil chicken juice. Four isolates, namely Aeromonas salmonicida 35, Pseudomonas fluorescens H5, Pseudomonas fragi H8 and Serratia liquefaciens 17, were further characterized to assess their proteolytic activities in vitro using meat protein extracts and to evaluate their spoilage potential in situ...
May 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035791/indirect-plant-defense-against-insect-herbivores-a-review
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Zainab Aljbory, Ming-Shun Chen
Plants respond to herbivore attack by launching two types of defenses: direct defense and indirect defense. Direct defense includes all plant traits that increase the resistance of host plants to insect herbivores by affecting the physiology and/or behavior of the attackers. Indirect defense includes all traits that by themselves do not have significant direct impact on the attacking herbivores, but can attract natural enemies of the herbivores and thus reduce plant loss. When plants recognize herbivore-associated elicitors, they produce and release a blend of volatiles that can attract predators, parasites, and other natural enemies...
December 30, 2016: Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029296/characterization-of-kewda-volatile-components-by-comprehensive-two-dimensional-gas-chromatography-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
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Noohi Nasim, Asit Ray, Subhashree Singh, Sudipta Jena, Ambika Sahoo, Basudeba Kar, I Sriram Sandeep, Sujata Mohanty, Sanghamitra Nayak
Kewda (Pandanus fascicularis Lam.) is a well known medicinal and aromatic plant. The paper aims to precisely characterize volatile constituents present in Kewda flower oil using comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography coupled to time of flight mass spectrometry (GCxGC-TOFMS). A total of 159 components were identified due to enhanced chromatographic separation and mass spectral deconvolution of GCxGC-TOFMS. On the basis of its chemical structure, the identified compounds were grouped into hydrocarbons, alcohols, ethers, ketones, esters, nitrogen compounds, aldehydes, acids, lactones, halides and sulfur containing compounds...
December 28, 2016: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011024/the-impact-of-the-air-pollution-prevention-and-control-action-plan-on-pm2-5-concentrations-in-jing-jin-ji-region-during-2012-2020
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Siyi Cai, Yangjun Wang, Bin Zhao, Shuxiao Wang, Xing Chang, Jiming Hao
In order to cope with heavy haze pollution in China, the Air Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan including phased goals of the fine particulate matter (PM2.5) was issued in 2013. In this study, China's emission inventories in the baseline 2012 and the future scenarios of 2017 and 2020 have been developed based on this Action Plan. Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (Jing-Jin-Ji) region, one of the most polluted regions in China, was taken as a case to assess the impact of phased emission control measures on PM2...
December 20, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003427/characterization-of-c-s-lyase-from-lactobacillus-delbrueckii-subsp-bulgaricus-atcc-baa-365-and-its-potential-role-in-food-flavor-applications
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Alessandra Allegrini, Alessandra Astegno, Valentina La Verde, Paola Dominici
Volatile thiols have substantial impact on the aroma of many beverages and foods. Thus, the control of their formation, which has been linked to C-S lyase enzymatic activities, is of great significance in industrial applications involving food flavors. Herein, we have carried out a spectroscopic and functional characterization of a putative pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP)-dependent C-S lyase from the lactic acid bacterium Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus ATCC BAA-365 (LDB C-S lyase). Recombinant LDB C-S lyase exists as a tetramer in solution and shows spectral properties of enzymes containing PLP as cofactor...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999400/comparative-study-on-the-characteristics-of-weissella-cibaria-cmu-and-probiotic-strains-for-oral-care
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Hye-Jin Jang, Mi-Sun Kang, Sung-Hun Yi, Ji-Young Hong, Sang-Pil Hong
Probiotics have been demonstrated as a new paradigm to substitute antibiotic treatment for dental caries, gingivitis, and chronic periodontitis. The present work was conducted to compare the characteristics of oral care probiotics: Weissella cibaria CMU (Chonnam Medical University) and four commercial probiotic strains. Survival rates under poor oral conditions, acid production, hydrogen peroxide production, as well as inhibition of biofilm formation, coaggregation, antibacterial activity, and inhibition of volatile sulfur compounds were evaluated...
December 20, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986317/on-the-summertime-air-quality-and-related-photochemical-processes-in-the-megacity-shanghai-china
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Ka Lok Chan, Shanshan Wang, Cheng Liu, Bin Zhou, Mark O Wenig, Alfonso Saiz-Lopez
Summertime surface ozone (O3) and related secondary formation of fine particles are the major air quality concerns in the megacity of Shanghai. We performed mobile Cavity Enhanced Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (CE-DOAS) measurements to investigate the spatial distribution of on-road nitrogen dioxide (NO2) concentrations along the Inner Ring Elevated Road (IRER) in Shanghai. The observations show a ratio of 4 between CE-DOAS averaged on-road NO2 and the in-situ ambient measurements, illustrating the strong impact of vehicle emissions over the urban area...
December 14, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979212/static-headspace-analysis-of-odorants-in-commercial-rice-proteins
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Jing Zhao, William L Boatright
Accurate identification of the odor-contributing compounds in aqueous slurries of rice proteins is necessary to improve their overall flavor characteristics. The objective of this study was to identify the primary odorants in rice protein slurries using static headspace analysis. Five commercial rice protein (RP) products, RP-G, RP-O, RP-RM, RP-RS1, and RP-RS2, were analyzed. RP-G contained the lowest levels of most of the odorants. Acetaldehyde was present in the highest amount in RP-O (0.434mg/m(3)). RP-RM had the highest levels of hexanal (5...
April 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957628/combined-effects-of-fermentation-temperature-and-ph-on-kinetic-changes-of-chemical-constituents-of-durian-wine-fermented-with-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Yuyun Lu, Marilyn Kai Wen Voon, Dejian Huang, Pin-Rou Lee, Shao-Quan Liu
This study investigated the effects of temperature (20 and 30 °C) and pH (pH 3.1, 3.9) on kinetic changes of chemical constituents of the durian wine fermented with Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Temperature significantly affected growth of S. cerevisiae EC-1118 regardless of pH with a higher temperature leading to a faster cell death. The pH had a more significant effect on ethanol production than temperature with higher production at 20 °C (5.95%, v/v) and 30 °C (5.56%, v/v) at pH 3.9, relative to that at pH 3...
December 12, 2016: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935254/application-of-solid-phase-microextraction-with-gas-chromatography-and-mass-spectrometry-for-the-early-detection-of-active-moulds-on-historical-woollen-objects
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Tomasz Sawoszczuk, Justyna Syguła-Cholewińska, Julio M Del Hoyo-Meléndez
The goal of this work was to determine the microbial volatile organic compounds emitted by moulds growing on wool in search of particular volatiles mentioned in the literature as indicators of active mould growth. The keratinolytically active fungi were inoculated on two types of media: (1) samples of wool placed on broths, and (2) on broths containing amino acids that are elements of the structure of keratin. All samples were prepared inside 20 mL vials (closed system). In the first case (1) the broths did not contain any sources of organic carbon, nitrogen, or sulfur, i...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925257/volatile-compounds-produced-by-lactobacillus-paracasei-during-oat-fermentation
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Sang Mi Lee, Jieun Oh, Byung-Serk Hurh, Gwi-Hwa Jeong, Young-Keum Shin, Young-Suk Kim
This study investigated the profiles of volatile compounds produced by Lactobacillus paracasei during oat fermentation using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry coupled with headspace solid-phase microextraction method. A total of 60 compounds, including acids, alcohols, aldehydes, esters, furan derivatives, hydrocarbons, ketones, sulfur-containing compounds, terpenes, and other compounds, were identified in fermented oat. Lipid oxidation products such as 2-pentylfuran, 1-octen-3-ol, hexanal, and nonanal were found to be the main contributors to oat samples fermented by L...
December 2016: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863835/metabolites-profiling-reveals-for-antimicrobial-compositional-differences-and-action-mechanism-in-the-toothbrushing-stick-miswak-salvadora-persica
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Mohamed A Farag, Sherifa Fahmy, Mouchira A Choucry, Mariam O Wahdan, Mahmoud Fahmi Elsebai
Among many plant species suitable for preparing toothbrushing sticks, miswak (Salvadora persica, family Salvadoraceae) is found the most effective tool for oral hygiene. S. persica possesses antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal effects against oral microbes, mostly due to its benzyl isothiocyanate content. To provide insight into S. persica chemical composition, volatile constituents from roots and stems of S. persica grown in Egypt and Saudi Arabia were profiled using solid-phase microextraction (SPME) coupled to gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855313/characterization-of-the-clostridium-difficile-volatile-metabolome-using-comprehensive-two-dimensional-gas-chromatography-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
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Christiaan A Rees, Aimee Shen, Jane E Hill
Clostridium difficile is a bacterial pathogen capable of causing life-threatening infections of the gastrointestinal tract characterized by severe diarrhea. Exposure to certain classes of antibiotics, advanced age, and prolonged hospitalizations are known risk factors for infection by this organism. Anecdotally, healthcare providers have reported that they can smell C. difficile infections in their patients, and several studies have suggested that there may indeed be an olfactory signal associated with C. difficile-associated diarrhea...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833892/pharmacognostic-specification-of-zanthoxylum-limonella-dennst-alston-fruits-and-seeds-in-thailand
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Rawiwan Charoensup, Thidarat Duangyod, Pravaree Phuneerub, Chatubhong Singharachai
Zanthoxylum limonella (Dennst.) Alston. (Rutaceae) or Ma-khwaen is one of the medicinal plants in Thai traditional medicine. To investigate the pharmacognostic specifications and chemical constituents of Z. limonella fruits and seeds. Fruits and seeds of Z. limonella were collected from 15 sources throughout Thailand; then examined the pharmacognostic specification following WHO guideline of quality control method for medicinal plant materials. Microscopic determination of Z. limonella powders demonstrated fragment of mesocarp, fragment of brown vitta, oil glands, fragment of endocarp, and endosperm containing oil globule, trichome and pale brown stone cells...
October 2016: Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822973/malodorous-volatile-organic-sulfur-compounds-sources-sinks-and-significance-in-inland-waters
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Susan B Watson, Friedrich Jüttner
Volatile Organic Sulfur Compounds (VOSCs) are instrumental in global S-cycling and greenhouse gas production. VOSCs occur across a diversity of inland waters, and with widespread eutrophication and climate change, are increasingly linked with malodours in organic-rich waterbodies and drinking-water supplies. Compared with marine systems, the role of VOSCs in biogeochemical processes is far less well characterized for inland waters, and often involves different physicochemical and biological processes. This review provides an updated synthesis of VOSCs in inland waters, focusing on compounds known to cause malodours...
November 8, 2016: Critical Reviews in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799940/inhibitory-effect-of-enterococcus-faecium-wb2000-on-volatile-sulfur-compound-production-by-porphyromonas-gingivalis
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Nao Suzuki, Takuya Higuchi, Masato Nakajima, Akie Fujimoto, Hiromitsu Morita, Masahiro Yoneda, Takashi Hanioka, Takao Hirofuji
Volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) produced by oral anaerobes are the major compounds responsible for oral malodor. Enterococcus faecium WB2000 is recognized as an antiplaque probiotic bacterium. In this study, the effect of E. faecium WB2000 on VSC production by Porphyromonas gingivalis was evaluated, and the mechanism of inhibition of oral malodor was investigated. P. gingivalis ATCC 33277 was cultured in the presence of four lactic acid bacteria, including E. faecium WB2000. Subsequently, P. gingivalis ATCC 33277, W50, W83, and two clinical isolates were cultured in the presence or absence of E...
2016: International Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789516/behavioral-response-of-the-malaria-mosquito-anopheles-gambiae-to-human-sweat-inoculated-with-axilla-bacteria-and-to-volatiles-composing-human-axillary-odor
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Jérôme Frei, Thomas Kröber, Myriam Troccaz, Christian Starkenmann, Patrick M Guerin
The responses of Anopheles gambiae Giles sensu stricto (Diptera: Culicidae) to odors from male and female axillary sweat incubated with human axilla bacteria were recorded in a dual-choice olfactometer. Staphylococcus epidermidis was selected for its low odor-producing pattern, Corynebacterium jeikeium for its strong Nα-acylglutamine aminoacylase activity liberating carboxylic acids including (R)/(S)-3-hydroxy-3-methylhexanoic acid (HMHA) and Staphylococcus haemolyticus for its capacity to liberate sulfur-containing compounds including (R/S)-3-methyl-3-sulfanylhexan-1-ol (MSH)...
October 27, 2016: Chemical Senses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784920/the-effect-of-ginger-and-garlic-addition-during-cooking-on-the-volatile-profile-of-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella-soup
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Jin-Lin Li, Zong-Cai Tu, Lu Zhang, Xiao-Mei Sha, Hui Wang, Juan-Juan Pang, Ping-Ping Tang
Ginger and garlic have long been used in Asian countries to enhance the flavor and to neutralize any unpleasant odors present in fish soup. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the change in the amount of volatile components present in fish soup compared to boiled water solutions of ginger and garlic. The fish soup was prepared by boiling oil-fried grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) with or without ginger and/or garlic. Generally, boiling garlic and ginger in water led to a decrease in the amount of the principal volatile constituents of these spices, together with the formation of some new volatiles such as pentanal, hexanal, and nonanal...
August 2016: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765208/studies-on-the-volatile-fraction-composition-of-three-native-amazonian-brazilian-fruits-murici-byrsonima-crassifolia-l-malpighiaceae-bacuri-platonia-insignis-m-clusiaceae-and-sapodilla-manilkara-sapota-l-sapotaceae
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Thais M Uekane, Luca Nicolotti, Alessandra Griglione, Humberto R Bizzo, Patrizia Rubiolo, Carlo Bicchi, Maria Helena M Rocha-Leão, Claudia M Rezende
The volatile fraction of murici, bacuri and sapodilla are here studied because of their increasing interest for consumers, abundance of production in Brazil, and the general demand for new flavors and aromas. Their volatile profiles were studied by two High Concentration Capacity Headspace techniques (HCC-HS), Headspace Solid Phase Microextraction (HS-SPME) and Headspace Sorptive Extraction (HSSE), in combination with GC-MS. Murici volatile fraction mainly contains esters (38%), carboxylic acids (19%), aldehydes (11%), alcohols (14%), others (13%) and sulfur compounds; bacuri is characterized by terpenes (41%), non-terpenic alcohols (24%), esters (15%), aldehydes (6%), and others (12%); sapodilla consists of esters (33%), alcohols (27%), terpenes (18%) and others (21%)...
March 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753430/light-activated-antimicrobial-agents-can-inactivate-oral-malodour-causing-bacteria
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Marika Rai, David Spratt, Paola R Gomez-Pereira, Jay Patel, Sean P Nair
Oral malodour is a common condition which affects a large proportion of the population, resulting in social, emotional and psychological stress. Certain oral bacteria form a coating called a biofilm on the tongue dorsum and degrade organic compounds releasing volatile sulfur compounds that are malodourous. Current chemical treatments for oral malodour such as mouthwashes containing chlorhexidine or essential oils, are not sufficiently effective at reducing the bacterial load on the tongue. One potential alternative to current chemical treatments for oral malodour is the use of light activated antimicrobial agents (LAAAs), which display no toxicity or antimicrobial activity in the dark, but when exposed to light of a specific wavelength produce reactive oxygen species which induce damage to target cells in a process known as photodynamic inactivation...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Breath Research
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