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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648996/rnai-knock-down-of-the-bemisia-tabaci-toll-gene-bttoll-increases-mortality-after-challenge-with-destruxin-a
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Can Zhang, Shao-Qiao Yan, Bin-Bin Shen, Shaukat Ali, Xing-Min Wang, Feng-Liang Jin, Andrew G S Cuthbertson, Bao-Li Qiu
Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) Middle East-Asia Minor 1 (MEAM1) is a well known invasive insect species. Little information is available on immune system of B. tabaci to date. In this study, one of the Toll-like receptors (TLR; namely BtToll) was cloned in MEAM1 B. tabaci which contains an open reading frame of 3153bp, encoding putative 1050 amino acids. Phylogenetic analysis indicated that BtToll is highly identitical with other members of the TLR family. Transcripts of BtToll detected through qRT-PCR were expressed in all developmental stages of B...
June 22, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648292/fusarium-proliferatum-causal-agent-of-garlic-bulb-rot-in-spain-genetic-variability-and-mycotoxin-production
#2
Laura Gálvez, Monika Urbaniak, Agnieszka Waśkiewicz, Łukasz Stępień, Daniel Palmero
Fusarium proliferatum is a world-wide occurring fungal pathogen affecting several crops included garlic bulbs. In Spain, this is the most frequent pathogenic fungus associated with garlic rot during storage. Moreover, F. proliferatum is an important mycotoxigenic species, producing a broad range of toxins, which may pose a risk for food safety. The aim of this study is to assess the intraspecific variability of the garlic pathogen in Spain implied by analyses of translation elongation factor (tef-1α) and FUM1 gene sequences as well as the differences in growth rates...
October 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648287/biodiversity-and-ochratoxin-a-profile-of-aspergillus-section-nigri-populations-isolated-from-wine-grapes-in-cyprus-vineyards
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Iakovos S Pantelides, Efi Aristeidou, Maria Lazari, Maria-Dimitra Tsolakidou, Dimitris Tsaltas, Maria Christofidou, Demetris Kafouris, Eftychia Christou, Nicolas Ioannou
The objective of this study was to evaluate the biodiversity of Aspergillus section Nigri populations from Cyprus vineyards by morphological, toxigenic and phylogenetic analysis. Aspergillus section Nigri populations were isolated from grapes of the varieties 'Maratheftiko' and 'Cabernet Sauvignon' originating from six growing regions of Cyprus during 2010 and 2011 years. The isolation frequency of Aspergillus section Nigri from grape samples was 43.3% and a total of 284 isolates were selected for further analyses based on the macroscopic characteristics of black aspergilli...
October 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647921/proteome-profile-of-aspergillus-terreus-conidia-at-germinating-stage-identification-of-probable-virulent-factors-and-enzymes-from-mycotoxin-pathways
#4
Raman Thakur, Jata Shankar
Aspergillus terreus is an emerging opportunistic fungal pathogen that causes invasive aspergillosis in immunocompromised individuals. The main risk group of individuals for this organism is leukopenic patients, individuals having cancers, bone marrow transplant persons and those who have immunological disorders. The lack of early diagnostic marker for A. terreus and intrinsic resistance to Amphotericin B, further limits the successful therapy of A. terreus-associated infections. The germination of inhaled conidia is the key step to establish successful invasion in host tissues or organs...
June 24, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646668/%C3%AE-galactosidase-from-aspergillus-lacticoffeatus-a-promising-biocatalyst-for-the-synthesis-of-novel-prebiotics
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Beatriz B Cardoso, Sara C Silvério, Luís Abrunhosa, José A Teixeira, Lígia R Rodrigues
β-galactosidase (EC 3.2.1.23) are interesting enzymes able to catalyze lactose hydrolysis and transfer reactions to produce lactose-based prebiotics with potential application in the pharmaceutical and food industry. In this work, Aspergillus lacticoffeatus is described, for the first time, as an effective β-galactosidase producer. The extracellular enzyme production was evaluated in synthetic and alternative media containing cheese whey and corn steep liquor. Although β-galactosidase production occurred in all media (expect for the one composed solely by cheese whey), the highest enzymatic activity values (460U/mL) were obtained for the synthetic medium...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646297/simultaneous-determination-of-aflatoxins-t-2-and-ht-2-toxins-and-fumonisins-in-cereal-derived-products-by-quechers-extraction-coupled-with-lc-ms-ms
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Loredana Annunziata, Arianna Stramenga, Pierina Visciano, Maria Schirone, Lorenzo De Colli, Maria Novella Colagrande, Guido Campana, Giampiero Scortichini
A fast, easy, and cheap method for the simultaneous determination and quantification of aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1, G2), T-2 and HT-2 toxins, and fumonisins (B1, B2) in cereal-derived products was developed. This method involved a quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe (QuEChERS) extraction coupled with liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. The method validation was performed by analyzing samples spiked at four levels, and the recoveries ranged from 83.6 to 102.9%, whereas the maximum values of repeatability and within-laboratory reproducibility were 14...
June 23, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646113/aerosolization-of-mycotoxins-after-growth-of-toxinogenic-fungi-on-wallpaper
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Brankica Aleksic, Marjorie Draghi, Sebastien Ritoux, Sylviane Bailly, Marlène Lacroix, Isabelle P Oswald, Jean-Denis Bailly, Enric Robine
Many fungi can develop on building material in indoor environments if moisture is high enough. Among species that are frequently observed, some are known to be potent mycotoxin producers. This presence of toxinogenic fungi in indoor environments raises the question of the possible exposure of occupants to these toxic compounds by inhalation after aerosolization.This study investigated the mycotoxin production by Penicillium brevicompactum, Aspergillus versicolor and Stachybotrys chartarum during their growth on wallpaper and the possible subsequent aerosolization of produced mycotoxins from contaminated substrates...
June 23, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645467/citreoviridin-induces-triglyceride-accumulation-in-hepatocytes-through-inhibiting-ppar-%C3%AE-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Chang Feng, Dandan Li, Liping Jiang, Xiaofang Liu, Qiujuan Li, Chengyan Geng, Xiance Sun, Guang Yang, Xiaofeng Yao, Min Chen
Citreoviridin (CIT) is a mycotoxin produced by Penicillum citreonigrum, Aspergillus terreus and Eupenicillium ochrosalmoneum. CIT occurs naturally in moldy rice and corn. CIT is associated with the development of atherosclerosis in the general population. Alteration in hepatic lipid metabolism is a pathogenic factor in atherosclerosis. However the effect and the underlying mechanism of CIT on hepatic lipid metabolism are largely unknown. In this study, we reported that CIT induced triglyceride accumulation in mice liver and human liver HepG2 cells as shown in oil red O staining...
June 20, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643851/fluorescent-competitive-aptasensor-for-detection-of-aflatoxin-b1
#9
Monali Mukherjee, Praveena Bhatt, Manonmani H K
Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1 ) is one of the most commonly found mycotoxins in food commodities, particularly cereals, oilseeds, spices and tree nuts. In the past decade, aptamers have come into limelight and emerged as a new biosensing element replacing antibodies in various detection formats. Herein we report a faster, more sensitive, high throughput method for the detection of AFB1 using AFB1 -specific aptamers. The assay format was based on a competitive reaction of the fluorescent tagged aptamer specific to AFB1 with the aflatoxin conjugate...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641471/evaluation-of-immunomodulatory-effects-of-zearalenone-in-mice
#10
Mohammad Rafiqul Islam, Jong Won Kim, Yoon-Seok Roh, Jong-Hoon Kim, Han Kang Min, Hyung-Joo Kwon, Chae Woong Lim, Bumseok Kim
Zearalenone (ZEA) is a non-steroidal estrogenic mycotoxin produced by Fusarium species. The toxicity of ZEA has been evaluated for reproductive and developmental effects; however, there is little evidence about its acute toxicity or general immunotoxicity. In the present study, immune regulatory functions were investigated in mice that had been exposed to ZEA (5 or 20 mg/kg BW) daily for 14 days. Results showed that sub-populations of CD4(+), CD8(+) and CD11c(+) cells in the spleen and CD4(+), CD8(+) and F4/80(+) cells in the mesenteric lymph nodes (MLN) of ZEA (20 mg/kg)-exposed hosts were decreased compared to those in the control mice...
December 2017: Journal of Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640227/impact-of-mycotoxins-secreted-by-aspergillus-molds-on-the-inflammatory-response-of-human-corneal-epithelial-cells
#11
Yélian Marc Bossou, Youssra Serssar, Amel Allou, Sandrine Vitry, Isabelle Momas, Nathalie Seta, Jean Menotti, Sophie Achard
Exposure to molds and mycotoxins not only contributes to the onset of respiratory disease, it also affects the ocular surface. Very few published studies concern the evaluation of the effect of mycotoxin exposure on ocular cells. The present study investigates the effects of aflatoxin B₁ (AFB₁) and gliotoxin, two mycotoxins secreted by Aspergillus molds, on the biological activity of the human corneal epithelial (HCE) cells. After 24, 48, and 72 h of exposure, cellular viability and inflammatory response were assessed...
June 22, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640201/deoxynivalenol-biomarkers-in-the-urine-of-uk-vegetarians
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Liz Wells, Laura Hardie, Courtney Williams, Kay White, Yunru Liu, Barbara De Santis, Francesca Debegnach, Georgio Moretti, Stephanie Greetham, Carlo Brera, Maria Papageorgiou, Natalie J Thatcher, Alan Rigby, Stephen L Atkin, Thozhukat Sathyapalan
Deoxynivalenol (DON) is produced by Fusarium graminearum and is one of the most commonly occurring trichothecenes. Vegetarians are alleged to be a high-risk group for DON exposure due to high intakes of cereals susceptible to the growth of the mycotoxin. This study provides the levels of DON and de-epoxi Deoxynivalenol (DOM-1) in urine analysed by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) in UK vegetarians. Over two consecutive days, morning urine samples were collected from 32 vegetarians and 31 UK adult volunteers, and associated food consumption 24 h prior to the sample was recorded...
June 22, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640190/trans-cinnamic-and-chlorogenic-acids-affect-the-secondary-metabolic-profiles-and-ergosterol-biosynthesis-by-fusarium-culmorum-and-f-graminearum-sensu-stricto
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Tomasz Kulik, Kinga Stuper-Szablewska, Katarzyna Bilska, Maciej Buśko, Anna Ostrowska-Kołodziejczak, Dariusz Załuski, Juliusz Perkowski
Plant-derived compounds limiting mycotoxin contamination are currently of major interest in food and feed production. However, their potential application requires an evaluation of their effects on fungal secondary metabolism and membrane effects. In this study, different strains of Fusarium culmorum and F. graminearum sensu stricto were exposed to trans-cinnamic and chlorogenic acids on solid YES media. Fusaria produced phenolic acids, whose accumulation was lowered by exogenous phenolic compounds. In addition, fungi reduced exogenous phenolic acids, leading either to their conversion or degradation...
June 22, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638985/glucuronidation-of-deoxynivalenol-don-by-different-animal-species-identification-of-iso-don-glucuronides-and-iso-deepoxy-don-glucuronides-as-novel-don-metabolites-in-pigs-rats-mice-and-cows
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Heidi E Schwartz-Zimmermann, Christian Hametner, Veronika Nagl, Iris Fiby, Lukas Macheiner, Janine Winkler, Sven Dänicke, Erica Clark, James J Pestka, Franz Berthiller
The Fusarium mycotoxin deoxynivalenol (DON) is a frequent contaminant of cereal-based food and feed. Mammals metabolize DON by conjugation to glucuronic acid (GlcAc), the extent and regioselectivity of which is species-dependent. So far, only DON-3-glucuronide (DON-3-GlcAc) and DON-15-GlcAc have been unequivocally identified as mammalian DON glucuronides, and DON-7-GlcAc has been proposed as further DON metabolite. In the present work, qualitative HPLC-MS/MS analysis of urine samples of animals treated with DON (rats: 2 mg/kg bw, single bolus, gavage; mice: 1 mg/kg bw, single i...
June 21, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636459/inhibition-of-fusarium-solani-infection-in-murine-keratocytes-by-lactobacillus-salivarius-ssp-salivarius-jcm1231-culture-filtrate-in-vitro
#15
Jianzhang Hu, Fang Chen, Tong Kan, Hua Zhuang, Jingjin Zhang, Xiaoli Han
PURPOSE: To explore the inhibitory activity of Lactobacillus salivarius ssp. salivarius JCM1231 (L. salivarius JCM1231) culture filtrate against Fusarium solani (F. solani) and its effects on murine keratocytes (MKs) infected with F. solani. METHODS: L. salivarius JCM1231 was cultured in an anaerobic incubator for 24 h, and the L. salivarius culture filtrate (LSCF) was prepared .The antifungal activity of L. salivarius JCM1231 against F. solani was determined with a plate overlay assay, agar diffusion assay, and conidial germination inhibition test...
June 21, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636450/impact-of-mycotoxins-on-the-intestine-are-mucus-and-microbiota-new-targets
#16
Hervé Robert, Delphine Payros, Philippe Pinton, Vassilia Théodorou, Muriel Mercier-Bonin, Isabelle P Oswald
There is an increasing awareness of the deleterious effects attributed to mycotoxins during their fate within the gut, particularly for deoxynivalenol (DON), zearalenone (ZEN), ochratoxin A (OTA), fumonisin B1 (FB1), aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), and patulin (PAT). Evidence indicates that disruption of the epithelial barrier is well established. However, intestinal barrier function on its luminal side involves two other partners, mucus and microbiota, which have rarely been considered in the context of mycotoxin exposure...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part B, Critical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635371/deoxynivalenol-and-zearalenone-in-unprocessed-cereals-and-soybean-from-different-cultivation-regions-in-croatia
#17
Jelka Pleadin, Jadranka Frece, Tina Lešić, Manuela Zadravec, Nada Vahčić, Mladenka Malenica Staver, Ksenija Markov
The aim of this study was to investigate into the occurrence of deoxynivalenol (DON) and zearalenone (ZEN) in unprocessed cereals and soybean sampled in 2014 and 2015 from different fields located in Croatian regions. A total of 306 samples were analyzed for DON and 415 samples for ZEN concentrations using quantitative ELISA methods. In 2014, DON and ZEN were determined in all samples in the mean concentrations of 1,461 ± 2,265 µg/kg and 656 ± 853 µg/kg, respectively, while in 2015 these means were 2,687 ± 2,731 µg/kg and 1,140 ± 1,630 µg/kg, respectively...
June 21, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part B, Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633506/role-of-glucagon-like-peptide-1and-gastric-inhibitory-peptide-in-anorexia-induction-following-oral-exposure-to-the-trichothecene-mycotoxin-deoxynivalenol-vomitoxin
#18
Hui Jia, Wen-Da Wu, Xi Lu, Jie Zhang, Cheng-Hua He, Hai-Bin Zhang
Deoxynivalenol (DON), which is a Type B trichothecene mycotoxin produced by Fusarium, frequently contaminates cereal staples, such as wheat, barley and corn. DON threatens animal and human health by suppressing food intake and impairing growth. While anorexia induction in mice exposed to DON has been linked to the elevation of the satiety hormones cholecystokinin (CCK) and peptide YY3-36(PYY3-36) in plasma, the effects of DON on the release of other satiety hormones, such as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and gastric inhibitory peptide (GIP), have not been established...
June 19, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626424/relationship-of-mycotoxins-accumulation-and-bioactive-components-variation-in-ginger-after-fungal-inoculation
#19
Zhixin Yang, Haiwei Wang, Guangyao Ying, Meihua Yang, Yujiao Nian, Jiajia Liu, Weijun Kong
Ginger has got increasing worldwide interests due to its extensive biological activities, along with high medical and edible values. But fungal contamination and mycotoxin residues have brought challenges to its quality and safety. In the present study, the relationship of content of mycotoxins accumulation and bioactive components variation in ginger after infection by toxigenic fungi were investigated for the first time to elucidate the influence of fungal contamination on the inherent quality of ginger. After being infected by Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus carbonarius for different periods, the produced mycotoxins was determined by an immunoaffinity column clean-up based ultra-fast liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry, and the main bioactive components in ginger were analyzed by ultra performance liquid chromatography-photodiode array detection...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623970/localization-of-the-placental-bcrp-abcg2-transporter-to-lipid-rafts-role-for-cholesterol-in-mediating-efflux-activity
#20
John T Szilagyi, Anna M Vetrano, Jeffrey D Laskin, Lauren M Aleksunes
INTRODUCTION: The breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP/ABCG2) is an efflux transporter in the placental barrier. By transporting chemicals from the fetal to the maternal circulation, BCRP limits fetal exposure to a range of drugs, toxicants, and endobiotics such as bile acids and hormones. The purpose of the present studies was to 1) determine whether BCRP localizes to highly-ordered, cholesterol-rich lipid raft microdomains in placenta microvillous membranes, and 2) determine the impact of cholesterol on BCRP-mediated placental transport in vitro...
July 2017: Placenta
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