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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526589/a-rapid-salmonella-detection-method-involving-thermophilic-helicase-dependent-amplification-and-a-lateral-flow-assay
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Xin-Jun Du, Tian-Jiao Zhou, Ping Li, Shuo Wang
Salmonella is a major foodborne pathogen that is widespread in the environment and can cause serious human and animal disease. Since conventional culture methods to detect Salmonella are time-consuming and laborious, rapid and accurate techniques to detect this pathogen are critically important for food safety and diagnosing foodborne illness. In this study, we developed a rapid, simple and portable Salmonella detection strategy that combines thermophilic helicase-dependent amplification (tHDA) with a lateral flow assay to provide a detection result based on visual signals within 90 min...
May 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Probes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513808/magnetic-nanoparticle-enhanced-pcr-for-the-detection-and-identification-of-staphylococcus-aureus-and-salmonella-enteritidis
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Dimitra Houhoula, Joseph Papaparaskevas, Katerina Zatsou, Nikolaos Nikolaras, Hanan I Malkawi, Marie-Paule Mingenot-Leclercq, Spyros Konteles, Stamatis Koussisis, Athanassios Tsakris, Ekatherina Charvalos
This paper evaluated magnetic nanoparticle-enhanced PCR for the detection and identification of Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella enteritidis. Two different types of magnetic nanoparticles designated MPIO (iron concentration 2.5 mg/ml, size 1 μm) and NP (iron concentration 8.7 mg/ml, size 60 nm), both conjugated with S. aureus or S. enteritidis antibodies were evaluated as an enrichment procedure for PCR-detection of the pathogens in Trypticase Soy Broth, milk, blood and meat broth. Bacterial suspensions (1...
May 17, 2017: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513534/unraveling-prion-protein-interactions-with-aptamers-and-other-prp-binding-nucleic-acids
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Bruno Macedo, Yraima Cordeiro
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) are a group of neurodegenerative disorders that affect humans and other mammals. The etiologic agents common to these diseases are misfolded conformations of the prion protein (PrP). The molecular mechanisms that trigger the structural conversion of the normal cellular PrP (PrP(C)) into the pathogenic conformer (PrP(Sc)) are still poorly understood. It is proposed that a molecular cofactor would act as a catalyst, lowering the activation energy of the conversion process, therefore favoring the transition of PrP(C) to PrP(Sc)...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508092/a-metabonomic-analysis-on-the-response-of-enterobacter-cloacae-from-coastal-outfall-for-land-based-pollutant-under-phoxim-stress
#4
Dijun Zhang, Shan He, Tinghong Ming, Chenyang Lu, Jun Zhou, Xiurong Su
Enterobacter cloacae is an opportunistic pathogen widely distributed in human and animal intestinal systems. The secretion of extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) and cephalosporinase (AmpC) endows E. cloacae with strong drug resistance. In a previous study by our group, protein expression of E. cloacae under phoxim stress was measured by two-dimensional electrophoresis. Here, nuclear magnetic resonance was used to detect differences in E. cloacae metabonomics when under phoxim stress. We determined that there are 29 types of metabolites that differ between phoxim stress and normal culture conditions...
May 15, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497333/next-generation-sequencing-based-genomic-profiling-of-brain-metastases-of-primary-ovarian-cancer-identifies-high-number-of-brca-mutations
#5
S Balendran, S Liebmann-Reindl, A S Berghoff, T Reischer, N Popitsch, C B Geier, L Kenner, P Birner, B Streubel, M Preusser
Ovarian cancer represents the most common gynaecological malignancy and has the highest mortality of all female reproductive cancers. It has a rare predilection to develop brain metastases (BM). In this study, we evaluated the mutational profile of ovarian cancer metastases through Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) with the aim of identifying potential clinically actionable genetic alterations with options for small molecule targeted therapy. Library preparation was conducted using Illumina TruSight Rapid Capture Kit in combination with a cancer specific enrichment kit covering 94 genes...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486781/genomic-analysis-of-inherited-breast-cancer-among-palestinian-women-genetic-heterogeneity-and-a-founder-mutation-in-tp53
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Suhair Lolas Hamameh, Paul Renbaum, Lara Kamal, Dima Dweik, Mohammad Salahat, Tamara Jaraysa, Amal Abu Rayyan, Silvia Casadei, Jessica B Mandell, Suleyman Gulsuner, Ming K Lee, Tom Walsh, Mary-Claire King, Ephrat Levy-Lahad, Moein Kanaan
Breast cancer among Palestinian women has lower incidence than in Europe or North America, yet is very frequently familial. We studied genetic causes of this familial clustering in a consecutive hospital-based series of 875 Palestinian patients with invasive breast cancer, including 453 women with diagnosis by age 40, or with breast or ovarian cancer in a mother, sister, grandmother, or aunt ("discovery series"); and 422 women diagnosed after age 40 and with negative family history ("older-onset sporadic patient series")...
May 9, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467184/multilocus-genetic-characterization-of-lactobacillus-fermentum-isolated-from-ready-to-eat-canned-food
#7
Irshad M Sulaiman, Emily Jacobs, Steven Simpson, Khalil Kerdahi
The primary mission of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is to enforce the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and regulate food, drug, and cosmetic products. Thus, this agency monitors the presence of pathogenic microorganisms in these products, including canned foods, as one of the regulatory action criteria and also ensures that these products are safe for human consumption. This study was carried out to investigate the effectiveness of pathogen control and integrity of ready-to-eat canned food containing Black Bean Corn Poblano Salsa...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464950/illumina-miseq-16s-amplicon-sequence-analysis-of-bovine-respiratory-disease-associated-bacteria-in-lung-and-mediastinal-lymph-node-tissue
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Dayle Johnston, Bernadette Earley, Paul Cormican, Gerard Murray, David Anthony Kenny, Sinead Mary Waters, Mark McGee, Alan Kieran Kelly, Matthew Sean McCabe
BACKGROUND: Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is caused by growth of single or multiple species of pathogenic bacteria in lung tissue following stress and/or viral infection. Next generation sequencing of 16S ribosomal RNA gene PCR amplicons (NGS 16S amplicon analysis) is a powerful culture-independent open reference method that has recently been used to increase understanding of BRD-associated bacteria in the upper respiratory tract of BRD cattle. However, it has not yet been used to examine the microbiome of the bovine lower respiratory tract...
May 2, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457942/identification-and-characterization-of-simple-sequence-repeats-ssrs-for-population-studies-of-puccinia-novopanici
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Gabriela K Orquera-Tornakian, Patricia Garrido, Brent Kronmiller, Robert Hunger, Brett M Tyler, Carla D Garzon, Stephen M Marek
Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) can be severely affected by rust disease. Recently switchgrass rust caused by P. emaculata (now confirmed to be Puccinia novopanici) has received most of the attention by the research community because this pathogen is responsible for reducing the biomass production and biofuel feedstock quality of switchgrass. Microsatellite markers found in the literature were either not informative (no allele frequency) or showed few polymorphisms in the target populations, therefore additional markers are needed for future studies of the genetic variation and population structure of P...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455781/reduction-in-fecal-microbiota-diversity-and-short-chain-fatty-acid-producers-in-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infected-individuals-as-revealed-by-pacbio-single-molecule-real-time-sequencing-technology
#10
J Zhao, L Nian, L Y Kwok, T Sun, J Zhao
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) may cause potentially lethal infections. Increasing evidence suggests that the gut microbiota is associated with human health. Yet, whether patients with MRSA infections carry specific signatures in their fecal microbiota composition has not been determined. Thus, this study aimed to compare the fecal microbiota profile of MRSA-positive patients (n=15) with individuals without MRSA infection (n=15) by using the PacBio single molecule, real-time (SMRT) DNA sequencing system and real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR)...
April 28, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454652/selection-characterization-and-application-of-dna-aptamers-for-detection-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-secreted-protein-mpt64
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Marzhan Sypabekova, Aliya Bekmurzayeva, Ronghui Wang, Yanbin Li, Claude Nogues, Damira Kanayeva
Rapid detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), an etiological agent of tuberculosis (TB), is important for global control of this disease. Aptamers have emerged as a potential rival for antibodies in therapeutics, diagnostics and biosensing due to their inherent characteristics. The aim of the current study was to select and characterize single-stranded DNA aptamers against MPT64 protein, one of the predominant secreted proteins of Mtb pathogen. Aptamers specific to MPT64 protein were selected in vitro using systematic evolution of ligands through exponential enrichment (SELEX) method...
May 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449774/utility-of-post-mortem-genetic-testing-in-cases-of-sudden-arrhythmic-death-syndrome
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Najim Lahrouchi, Hariharan Raju, Elisabeth M Lodder, Efstathios Papatheodorou, James S Ware, Michael Papadakis, Rafik Tadros, Della Cole, Jonathan R Skinner, Jackie Crawford, Donald R Love, Chee J Pua, Bee Y Soh, Jaydutt D Bhalshankar, Risha Govind, Jacob Tfelt-Hansen, Bo G Winkel, Christian van der Werf, Yanushi D Wijeyeratne, Greg Mellor, Jan Till, Marta C Cohen, Maria Tome-Esteban, Sanjay Sharma, Arthur A M Wilde, Stuart A Cook, Connie R Bezzina, Mary N Sheppard, Elijah R Behr
BACKGROUND: Sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS) describes a sudden death with negative autopsy and toxicological analysis. Cardiac genetic disease is a likely etiology. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the clinical utility and combined yield of post-mortem genetic testing (molecular autopsy) in cases of SADS and comprehensive clinical evaluation of surviving relatives. METHODS: We evaluated 302 expertly validated SADS cases with suitable DNA (median age: 24 years; 65% males) who underwent next-generation sequencing using an extended panel of 77 primary electrical disorder and cardiomyopathy genes...
May 2, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444910/characterization-of-porcine-endogenous-retrovirus-expression-in-neonatal-and-adult-pig-pancreatic-islets
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Nizar I Mourad, Claire Crossan, Victoria Cruikshank, Linda Scobie, Pierre Gianello
BACKGROUND: Pig islets represent an alternative to the current modes of treatment for patients with diabetes. However, the concerns over pathogen transmission including that of PERV limit their immediate, widespread usage in humans. It has been previously demonstrated that PERV copy number and particularly expression levels can vary considerably between individuals and within different tissues of a single animal. In general, expression levels have been found to be particularly low in the pancreas compared to other porcine tissues suggesting a reduced risk associated with the use of this tissue...
April 26, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440294/next-generation-dna-sequencing-identifies-novel-gene-variants-and-pathways-involved-in-specific-language-impairment
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Xiaowei Sylvia Chen, Rose H Reader, Alexander Hoischen, Joris A Veltman, Nuala H Simpson, Clyde Francks, Dianne F Newbury, Simon E Fisher
A significant proportion of children have unexplained problems acquiring proficient linguistic skills despite adequate intelligence and opportunity. Developmental language disorders are highly heritable with substantial societal impact. Molecular studies have begun to identify candidate loci, but much of the underlying genetic architecture remains undetermined. We performed whole-exome sequencing of 43 unrelated probands affected by severe specific language impairment, followed by independent validations with Sanger sequencing, and analyses of segregation patterns in parents and siblings, to shed new light on aetiology...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419064/the-application-of-next-generation-sequencing-for-mutation-detection-in-autosomal-dominant-hereditary-hearing-impairment
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Nicolas Gürtler, Benno Röthlisberger, Katja Ludin, Christoph Schlegel, Anil K Lalwani
OBJECTIVE: Identification of the causative mutation using next-generation sequencing in autosomal-dominant hereditary hearing impairment, as mutation analysis in hereditary hearing impairment by classic genetic methods, is hindered by the high heterogeneity of the disease. PATIENTS: Two Swiss families with autosomal-dominant hereditary hearing impairment. INTERVENTION: Amplified DNA libraries for next-generation sequencing were constructed from extracted genomic DNA, derived from peripheral blood, and enriched by a custom-made sequence capture library...
April 17, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414467/variation-of-bacterial-communities-with-water-quality-in-an-urban-tropical-catchment
#16
Jean Pierre Nshimyimana, Adam Joshua Ehrich Freedman, Peter Shanahan, Lloyd C H Chua, Janelle R Thompson
A major challenge for assessment of water quality in tropical environments is the natural occurrence and potential growth of Fecal Indicator Bacteria (FIB). To gain a better understanding of the relationship between measured levels of FIB and the distribution of sewage-associated bacteria, including potential pathogens, in the tropics this study compared the abundance of FIB (Total coliforms and E. coli) and the Bacteroidales (HF183 marker) with bacterial community structure determined by next-generation amplicon sequencing...
April 28, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412947/report-of-the-first-clinical-case-of-intestinal-trichomoniasis-caused-by-tritrichomonas-foetus-in-a-cat-with-chronic-diarrhoea-in-brazil
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Aline S Hora, Samantha I Miyashiro, Fabiana C Cassiano, Paulo E Brandão, Archivaldo Reche-Junior, Hilda F J Pena
BACKGROUND: Tritrichomonas foetus is an emergent and important enteric pathogen of cats, which causes prolonged diarrhoea in cats. CASE PRESENTATION: This study describes a T. foetus infection in a seven-month-old, entire male domestic shorthair kitten with a six-month history of persistent large intestinal diarrhoea, faecal incontinence, prostration, apathy and weight loss. Parasites were microscopically observed and confirmed by PCR and DNA sequencing. Molecular analyses were carried out comparing the sequence obtained in this study with T...
April 17, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412515/genome-wide-determination-of-transcription-start-sites-reveals-new-insights-into-promoter-structures-in-the-actinomycete-corynebacterium-glutamicum
#18
Andreas Albersmeier, Katharina Pfeifer-Sancar, Christian Rückert, Jörn Kalinowski
The genome-wide identification of transcription start sites, enabled by high-throughput sequencing of a cDNA library enriched for native 5' transcript ends, is ideally suited for the analysis of promoters. Here, the transcriptome of Corynebacterium glutamicum, a non-pathogenic soil bacterium from the actinomycetes branch that is used in industry for the production of amino acids, was analysed by transcriptome sequencing of the 5'-ends of native transcripts. Total RNA samples were harvested from the exponential phase of growth, therefore the study mainly addressed promoters recognized by the main house-keeping sigma factor σ(A)...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397217/-study-of-two-chinese-families-affected-with-resistant-ovarian-syndrome-resulted-from-novel-mutations-of-fshr-gene
#19
Wen Li, Wenbin He, Lihua Zhou, Xiao Hu, Shuangfei Li, Fei Gong, Yueqiu Tan
OBJECTIVE: To explore the genetic etiology for two Chinese families affected with hypergonadotropic amenorrhea and normal number of antral follicles. METHODS: Peripheral venous blood samples were collected from the families for the extraction of genomic DNA. Mutations of FSHR and LHCGR genes were screened using PCR and Sanger sequencing. Suspected pathogenic mutations were verified in other members of the families. Bioinformatics software and NCBI were used to analyze the pathogenicity of the mutations...
April 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394467/comparative-isolation-and-genetic-diversity-of-arcobacter-spp-from-fish-and-the-coastal-environment
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Srinu Rathlavath, Sanath Kumar, Binaya Bhusan Nayak
Arcobacter species are emerging food-borne and water-borne human pathogens associated mostly with food animals and their environment. The present study was aimed to isolate Arcobacter species from fish, shellfish and coastal water samples using two methods and to determine their genetic diversity. Of 201 samples of fish, shellfish and water samples analysed, 66 (32.8%) samples showed the presence of Arcobacter DNA from both Arcobacter enrichment broth (AEB) and Bolton broth (BB). Arcobacters were isolated from 58 (87...
April 10, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
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