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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807876/molecular-insights-on-xenoestrogenic-potential-of-zearalenone-14-glucoside-through-a-mixed-in-vitro-in-silico-approach
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Luca Dellafiora, Roberta Ruotolo, Alessio Perotti, Martina Cirlini, Gianni Galaverna, Pietro Cozzini, Annamaria Buschini, Chiara Dall'Asta
The mycotoxin zearalenone may contaminate food and feed worldwide upon infections by Fusarium spp. of plants and raw materials intended for human and animal consumption. Currently, contamination by zearalenone and congeners pose concern for health due to xenoestrogenic effects. However, while zearalenone and the main reduced metabolites are well-known xenoestrogens, some plant metabolites that may enter the food chain have been observed aside. Among them, zearalenone-14-glucoside may be abundant in the edible parts of infected plants, thereby entering significantly the human diet and animal feeding...
August 11, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806700/a-large-raman-scattering-cross-section-molecular-embedded-sers-aptasensor-for-ultrasensitive-aflatoxin-b1-detection-using-cs-fe3o4-for-signal-enrichment
#2
Quansheng Chen, Mingxiu Yang, Xiaojing Yang, Huanhuan Li, Zhiming Guo, M H Rahma
With growing concern on oil safety problems, developing a simple and sensitive method to detect Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), a common mycotoxin in peanut oil, is very necessary. In this study, Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) aptasensor was developed for ultrasensitive AFB1 detection using the amino-terminal AFB1 aptamer (NH2-DNA1); and thiol-terminal AFB1 complementary aptamer (SH-DNA2) conjugated magnetic-beads (CS-Fe3O4) as enrichment nanoprobe and AuNR@DNTB@Ag nanorods (ADANRs) as reporter nanoprobe respectively...
August 10, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804700/abridged-version-of-the-awmf-guideline-for-the-medical-clinical-diagnostics-of-indoor-mould-exposure-s2k-guideline-of-the-german-society-of-hygiene-environmental-medicine-and-preventive-medicine-ghup-in-collaboration-with-the-german-association-of-allergists
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Gerhard A Wiesmüller, Birger Heinzow, Ute Aurbach, Karl-Christian Bergmann, Albrecht Bufe, Walter Buzina, Oliver A Cornely, Steffen Engelhart, Guido Fischer, Thomas Gabrio, Werner Heinz, Caroline E W Herr, Jörg Kleine-Tebbe, Ludger Klimek, Martin Köberle, Herbert Lichtnecker, Thomas Lob-Corzilius, Rolf Merget, Norbert Mülleneisen, Dennis Nowak, Uta Rabe, Monika Raulf, Hans Peter Seidl, Jens-Oliver Steiß, Regine Szewszyk, Peter Thomas, Kerttu Valtanen, Julia Hurraß
This article is an abridged version of the AWMF mould guideline "Medical clinical diagnostics of indoor mould exposure" presented in April 2016 by the German Society of Hygiene, Environmental Medicine and Preventive Medicine (Gesellschaft für Hygiene, Umweltmedizin und Präventivmedizin, GHUP), in collaboration with the above-mentioned scientific medical societies, German and Austrian societies, medical associations and experts. Indoor mould growth is a potential health risk, even if a quantitative and/or causal relationship between the occurrence of individual mould species and health problems has yet to be established...
2017: Allergo Journal International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800847/heterotrimeric-g-protein-alpha-subunit-controls-growth-stress-response-extracellular-protease-activity-and-cyclopiazonic-acid-production-in-penicillium-camemberti
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Ramón O García-Rico, Carlos Gil-Durán, Juan F Rojas-Aedo, Inmaculada Vaca, Luis Figueroa, Gloria Levicán, Renato Chávez
The fungus Penicillium camemberti is widely used in the ripening of various bloomy-rind cheeses. Several properties of P. camemberti are important in cheese ripening, including conidiation, growth and enzyme production, among others. However, the production of mycotoxins such as cyclopiazonic acid during the ripening process by P. camemberti has raised concerns among consumers that demand food with minimal contamination. Here we show that overexpressing an α-subunit from the subgroup I of the heterotrimeric G protein (Gαi) influences several of these processes: it negatively affects growth in a media-dependent manner, triggers conidial germination, reduces the rate of sporulation, affects thermal and osmotic stress resistance, and also extracellular protease and cyclopiazonic acid production...
September 2017: Fungal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800817/selection-of-reference-genes-to-quantify-relative-expression-of-ochratoxin-a-related-genes-by-penicillium-nordicum-in-dry-cured-ham
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Victoria Bernáldez, Juan J Córdoba, María J Andrade, Alberto Alía, Alicia Rodríguez
Penicillium nordicum is an important and consistent producer of ochratoxin A (OTA) in NaCl-rich foods such as dry-cured ham. OTA is a toxic secondary metabolite which provokes negative effects on consumer health. Once OTA is produced in ham, this mycotoxin is difficult to remove. Since gene expression always precedes OTA production, analysis of expression of OTA-related genes by reverse transcription real-time PCR (RT-qPCR) could be a valuable tool to predict OTA contamination in ham. However scarce RT-qPCR protocols are properly validated leading to inconsistent data analyses...
December 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799776/mycotoxin-contamination-of-foods-in-southern-africa-a-10-year-review-2007-2016
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J M Misihairabgwi, C N Ezekiel, M Sulyok, G S Shephard, R Krska
Major staple foods in Southern Africa are prone to mycotoxin contamination, posing health risks to consumers and consequent economic losses. Regional climatic zones favor the growth of one or more main mycotoxin producing fungi, Aspergillus, Fusarium and Penicillium. Aflatoxin contamination is mainly reported in maize, peanuts and their products, fumonisin contamination in maize and maize products and patulin in apple juice. Lack of awareness of occurrence and risks of mycotoxins, poor agricultural practices and undiversified diets predispose populations to dietary mycotoxin exposure...
August 11, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799153/-fungi-in-the-gut-the-gut-mycobiome
#7
Herbert Hof
Many different fungi, including yeasts and molds, can be found in the intestinal tract of humans constituting the gut mycobiome. In case the bacterial flora is altered, the fungal flora may react inversely. By a so-called fungal diet, however, the composition of the mycobiome can hardly be influenced. Whereas some fungi are only transiently present in the gut after oral uptake, others, such as Candida, Saccharomyces, Rhodotorula, Trichosporon, Geotrichum, amongst others, are members of the residential, autochthonous gut flora...
August 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795659/role-of-mycotoxins-in-the-pathobiology-of-autism-a-first-evidence
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Barbara De Santis, Carlo Brera, Alessandra Mezzelani, Sabina Soricelli, Francesca Ciceri, Giorgio Moretti, Francesca Debegnach, Maria Clara Bonaglia, Laura Villa, Massimo Molteni, Maria Elisabetta Raggi
OBJECTIVES: Gene-environment interaction is an emerging hypothesis to expound not only the autism pathogenesis but also the increased incidence of neurodevelopmental disorders (such as autistic spectrum disorder, attention-deficit, hyperactivity disorder). Among xenobiotics, mycotoxins are worldwide contaminants of food that provoke toxicological effects, crucially resembling several symptoms associated with autism such as oxidative stress, intestinal permeability, and inflammation. Here, we focused on a group of mycotoxins to test their role in the manifestation of autism, try to explain their mechanism of action, and discuss possible preventive and therapeutic interventions...
August 10, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792467/fusarium-mycotoxins-in-swiss-wheat-a-survey-of-growers-samples-between-2007-and-2014-shows-strong-year-and-minor-geographic-effects
#9
Susanne Vogelgsang, Tomke Musa, Irene Bänziger, Andreas Kägi, Thomas D Bucheli, Felix E Wettstein, Matias Pasquali, Hans-Rudolf Forrer
To assess the occurrence of Fusarium toxins in wheat in Switzerland, an eight-year survey was conducted by analysing a total of 686 harvest samples from growers using LC-MS/MS. Between 2007 and 2010, 527 samples were obtained from 17 cantons. Between 2011 and 2014, 159 samples were collected from the canton Berne. The most frequent toxins detected were deoxynivalenol (DON), zearalenone (ZEA) and nivalenol (NIV). The overall mean DON content in all samples was 607 µg/kg, and 11% exceeded the European limit for unprocessed cereals for foodstuffs (1250 µg/kg)...
August 9, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791630/survey-of-moniliformin-in-wheat-and-corn-based-products-using-a-straightforward-analytical-method
#10
Marta Herrera, Ruud van Dam, Martien Spanjer, Joyce de Stoppelaar, Hans Mol, Monique de Nijs, Patricia López
A straightforward analytical method was developed and validated to determine the mycotoxin moniliformin in cereal-based foods. Moniliformin is extracted with water and quantified with liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry, and its presence confirmed with liquid chromatography-Orbitrap-high-resolution mass spectrometry. The method was validated for flour, bread, pasta and maize samples in terms of linearity, matrix effect, recovery, repeatability and limit of quantification. Quantification was conducted by matrix-matched calibration...
August 8, 2017: Mycotoxin Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790326/intestinal-toxicity-of-the-type-b-trichothecene-mycotoxin-fusarenon-x-whole-transcriptome-profiling-reveals-new-signaling-pathways
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Imourana Alassane-Kpembi, Juliana Rubira Gerez, Anne-Marie Cossalter, Manon Neves, Joëlle Laffitte, Claire Naylies, Yannick Lippi, Martine Kolf-Clauw, Ana Paula L Bracarense, Philippe Pinton, Isabelle P Oswald
The few data available on fusarenon-X (FX) do not support the derivation of health-based guidance values, although preliminary results suggest higher toxicity than other regulated trichothecenes. Using histo-morphological analysis and whole transcriptome profiling, this study was designed to obtain a global view of the intestinal alterations induced by FX. Deoxynivalenol (DON) served as a benchmark. FX induced more severe histological alterations than DON. Inflammation was the hallmark of the molecular toxicity of both mycotoxins...
August 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783000/multiclass-mycotoxin-analysis-in-edible-oils-using-a-simple-solvent-extraction-method-and-liquid-chromatography-with-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#12
Taeyong Eom, Hyun-Deok Cho, Junghyun Kim, Mihee Park, Jinyoung An, Moosung Kim, Sheen-Hee Kim, Sang Beom Han
A simple and rapid method for the simultaneous determination of eleven mycotoxins-aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, and G2; fumonisins B1, B2, and B3; ochratoxin A; zearalenone; deoxynivalenol; and T-2 toxin-in edible oils was established using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). In this study, QuEChERS, QuEChERS with dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction, and solvent extraction were examined for sample preparation. Among these methods, solvent extraction with a mixture of formic acid/acetonitrile (5/95, v/v) successfully extracted all target mycotoxins...
August 7, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782085/in-vivo-and-in-vitro-control-activity-of-plant-essential-oils-against-three-strains-of-aspergillus-niger
#13
Peeyush Kumar, Sapna Mishra, Atul Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, Chandra Shekhar Prasad
Contamination of environment and food from the prevalent spores and mycotoxins of Aspergillus niger has led to several diseases in humans and other animals. The present study investigated the control activity of plant essential oils against three strains of A. niger. In the elaborate assays done through microdilution plate assay and agar disk diffusion assay in the lab condition and in vivo assay on the stored wheat grains, the essential oil of Thymus vulgaris depicted overall superior efficacy. In microdilution plate assay, the oil of Anethum graveolens showed best fungistatic activity, while best fungicidal activity was depicted by Syzygium aromaticum oil...
August 7, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780485/selectivity-of-commercial-immunoaffinity-columns-for-modified-forms-of-the-mycotoxin-4-deoxynivalenol-don
#14
Silvio Uhlig, Ana Stanic, Fozia Hussain, Christopher O Miles
Commercial immunoaffinity columns (IACs) are today available for all major mycotoxins. However, manufacturers give usually no or very limited information on the epitope, i.e. the specific part of the toxin molecule that binds to the antibody. 4-Deoxynivalenol (DON) is a trichothecene mycotoxin that is produced by plant pathogenic field fungi and is regulated in many countries worldwide. DON was shown to be biotransformed via different metabolic pathways, and thus many different biotransformation products may be found in different products or organisms...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780481/ht-2-toxin-affects-development-of-porcine-parthenotes-by-altering-dna-and-histone-methylation-in-oocytes-matured-in%C3%A2-vitro
#15
Yue Zhang, Ru-Xia Jia, Meng-Hao Pan, Yujie Lu, Xiang-Shun Cui, Nam-Hyung Kim, Shao-Chen Sun
T-2 toxin is a type A mycotoxin produced by various Fusarium species, while HT-2 toxin is a major metabolite of T-2 toxin. Both T-2 toxin and HT-2 toxin are known to have deleterious effects on animals. Our previous work showed that HT-2 treatment caused the failure of porcine oocyte maturation. In this study, we reported that HT-2 also affected porcine embryo development. In HT-2 toxin treated group, all the percentages of embryos in 2-cell, 4-cell and blastocyst stage were significantly lower compared with those in control groups...
July 31, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774728/lactobacillus-plantarum-culture-supernatants-improve-intestinal-tissue-exposed-to-deoxynivalenol
#16
L G Maidana, J Gerez, F Pinho, S Garcia, A P F L Bracarense
In the present study, histological, morphometrical and ultrastructural analysis were performed to investigate intestinal mucosa changes in piglets exposed to deoxynivalenol alone or associated with two strains of Lactobacillus plantarum and the respective culture supernatants. Jejunal explants were incubated for 4h in culture medium with a) only culture medium (DMEM, control group), b) deoxynivalenol (DON, 10μM), c) heat-inactivated Lactobacillus plantarum strain1 - LP1 (1.1×10(8) CFU/ml) plus DON, d) heat-inactivated Lactobacillus plantarum strain2-LP2 (2...
July 31, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771640/bioremediation-of-aflatoxin-b1-contaminated-maize-by-king-oyster-mushroom-pleurotus-eryngii
#17
Maria Teresa Branà, Maria Teresa Cimmarusti, Miriam Haidukowski, Antonio Francesco Logrieco, Claudio Altomare
Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) is the most harmful mycotoxin that occurs as natural contaminant of agricultural commodities, particularly maize. Practical solutions for detoxification of contaminated staples and reduction of agricultural wastes are scarce. We investigated the capability of the white-rot and edible fungus Plerotus eryngii (king oyster mushroom) to degrade AFB1 both in vitro and in a laboratory-scale mushroom cultivation, using a substrate similar to that routinely used in mushroom farms. In malt extract broth, degradation of AFB1 (500 ng/mL) by nine isolates of P...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769914/isolation-characterization-and-selection-of-molds-associated-to-fermented-black-table-olives
#18
Simona L Bavaro, Antonia Susca, Jens C Frisvad, Maria Tufariello, Agathi Chytiri, Giancarlo Perrone, Giovanni Mita, Antonio F Logrieco, Gianluca Bleve
Table olives are one of the most important fermented food in the Mediterranean countries. Apart from lactic acid bacteria and yeasts that mainly conduct the olive fermentation, molds can develop on the brine surface, and can have either deleterious or useful effects on this process. From the food safety point of view, occurring molds could also produce mycotoxins, so, it is important to monitor and control them. In this respect, identification of molds associated to two Italian and two Greek fermented black table olives cultivars, was carried out...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763612/cyclic-peptoids-as-mycotoxins-mimics-an-exploration-of-their-structural-and-biological-properties
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Assunta D'Amato, Raffaele Volpe, Maria C Vaccaro, Stefania Terracciano, Ines Bruno, Massimo Tosolini, Consiglia Tedesco, Giovanni Pierri, Paolo Tecilla, Chiara Costabile, Giorgio Della Sala, Irene Izzo, Francesco De Riccardis
Cyclic peptoids have recently emerged as important examples of peptidomimetics for their interesting complexing properties and innate ability to permeate biological barriers. In the present contribution, experimental and theoretical data evidence the intricate conformational and stereochemical properties of five novel hexameric peptoids decorated with N-iso-propyl, N-iso-butyl and N-benzyl substituents. Complexation studies by NMR, in the presence of sodium tetrakis[3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]borate (NaTFPB), theoretical calculations and single crystal X-ray analyses indicate that the conformationally stable host/guest metal adducts display architectural ordering comparable to that of the enniatins and beauvericin mycotoxins...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763483/isolation-and-characterization-of-a-bacillus-amyloliquefaciens-strain-with-zearalenone-removal-ability-and-its-probiotic-potential
#20
An Lee, Kuan-Chen Cheng, Je-Ruei Liu
Zearalenone (ZEN) is a non-steroidal estrogenic mycotoxin produced by Fusarium species, which has been shown to be associated with reproductive disorders in livestock, and to a lesser extent with hyperoestrogenic syndromes in humans. The aim of this study was to characterize a Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain with ZEN removal ability. A pure culture of a strain designated LN isolated from moldy corn samples showed a high ZEN removal capability. Based on microscopic observations, biochemical characteristics, and phylogenetic analysis of the 16S rRNA gene sequence, LN was identified as B...
2017: PloS One
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