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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710688/death-by-food
#1
Roger W Byard
Although death from food is not an uncommon finding in forensic facilities worldwide, the range of underlying lethal mechanisms and associated conditions that should be sought at the time of autopsy is quite disparate. Deaths may occur from i) infectious agents including bacteria, viruses, protozoa, cestodes, nematodes and prions; ii) natural toxins including amanita toxins, tetrodotoxin, ciguatera and scombroid; iii) anaphylaxis; iv) poisoning; v) mechanical issues around airway and gut obstruction and/or perforation; and vi) miscellaneous causes...
July 15, 2017: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707897/redox-interconversion-of-non-oxido-vanadium-complexes-accompanied-by-acid-base-chemistry-of-thiol-and-thiolate
#2
Jyun-An Yan, Yu-Sen Chen, Ya-Ho Chang, Cheng-Yun Tsai, Chiao-Ling Lyu, Chun-Gang Luo, Gene-Hsiang Lee, Hua-Fen Hsu
The redox nature of the non-oxido vanadium sulfur center is associated with several biological systems such as vanadium nitrogenase, the reduction of vanadium ion in ascidians, and the function of amavadin, which is a vanadium(IV) natural product contained in Amanita mushrooms. But the related chemistry is less explored and understood compared to oxido vanadium species due to the oxophilic character of high valent vanadium ions. Herein, we present a class of non-oxido vanadium thiolate complexes, [V(III)(PS2″S(H))2](-) (1) (PS2″S(H) = [P(C6H3-3-Me3Si-2-S)2(C6H3-3-Me3Si-2-SH)](2-)), [V(IV)(PS3″)(PS2″S(H))](-) (2) (PS3″ = [P(C6H3-3-Me3Si-2-S)3](3-)), [V(PS3″)2](-) (3), [V(PS3″)(PS2″S(H))] (4), and [V(IV)(PS3*)2](2-) (5a) (PS3* = [P(C6H3-3-Ph-2-S)3](3-)), and study their interconversion through the redox and acid-base reactions...
July 14, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705393/the-gondwanan-connection-southern-temperate-amanita-lineages-and-the-description-of-the-first-sequestrate-species-from-the-americas
#3
Camille Truong, Santiago Sánchez-Ramírez, Francisco Kuhar, Zachary Kaplan, Matthew E Smith
Amanita is a diverse and cosmopolitan genus of ectomycorrhizal fungi. We describe Amanita nouhrae sp. nov., a new hypogeous ('truffle-like') species associated with Nothofagus antarctica in northern Patagonia. This constitutes the first report of a sequestrate Amanita from the Americas. Thick-walled basidiospores ornamented on the interior spore wall ('crassospores') were observed consistently in A. nouhrae and its sister epigeous taxon Amanita morenoi, a rarely collected but apparently common species from northern Patagonia that has sometimes been misidentified as the Australian taxon Amanita umbrinella...
August 2017: Fungal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688806/evaluation-of-the-genotoxicity-of-alpha-amanitin-in-mice-bone-marrow-cells
#4
B Marciniak, D Łopaczyńska, T Ferenc
Alpha-amanitin is a known cytotoxic substance found in some mushroom species including Amanita phalloides. Its main mechanism of action is to block the transcription, which can lead to cell death. Lack of reports on the genotoxicity of this toxin was an inspiration for undertaking this experiment. Genotoxic effect of α-amanitin on balb/c mice bone marrow cells was tested using: comet assay and chromosomal aberration test. The tested substance was given once by intraperitoneal administration to animals at doses: 0...
July 6, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656949/-the-peculiar-features-of-the-morphological-manifestations-of-the-damage-to-the-liver-associated-with-the-death-cap-mushroom-poisoning
#5
E A Ivleva, D V Bogomolov, V A Putintsev, I N Bogomolova
This article is focused on the peculiar features of the morphological manifestations of massive hepatic necrosis associated with the death cap mushroom (Amanita phalloides) poisoning in comparison with similar cases of intoxication. It has been shown that the poisoning is associated with cell proliferation in the peri-portal regions of the liver and induction of the mechanisms of apoptosis responsible for the death of hepatocytes.
2017: Sudebno-meditsinskaia Ekspertiza
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572939/effect-of-cooking-and-preservation-on-nutritional-and-phytochemical-composition-of-the-mushroom-amanita-zambiana
#6
Tsungai Reid, Merjury Munyanyi, Takafira Mduluza
The effect of different cooking and preservation methods on the nutritional and phytochemical composition of the mushroom, Amanita zambiana, was investigated. Fresh mushrooms were boiled in water, fried, or microwaved. In addition, fresh mushrooms were either air-dried for 7 days or frozen at -20°C for 14 days. The protein, lipid, carbohydrate, and phenolic content of the treated mushrooms were measured and compared to the fresh mushroom contents. Frying increased the protein (2.01% ± 0.2% [fresh mushroom] to 2...
May 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570504/amanita-phalloides-mushroom-poisonings-northern-california-december-2016
#7
Kathy T Vo, Martha E Montgomery, S Todd Mitchell, Pieter H Scheerlinck, Daniel K Colby, Kathryn H Meier, Susan Kim-Katz, Ilene B Anderson, Steven R Offerman, Kent R Olson, Craig G Smollin
Amanita phalloides, colloquially known as the "death cap," belongs to the Phalloideae section of the Amanita family of mushrooms and is responsible for most deaths following ingestion of foraged mushrooms worldwide (1). On November 28, 2016, members of the Bay Area Mycological Society notified personnel at the California Poison Control System (CPCS) of an unusually large A. phalloides bloom in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, coincident with the abundant rainfall and recent warm weather. Five days later, CPCS received notification of the first human A...
June 2, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509612/defining-the-phylogenetic-position-of-amanita-species-from-andean-colombia
#8
Natalia Vargas, Carlos José Pardo-de La Hoz, Giovanna Danies, Ana Esperanza Franco-Molano, Pedro Jiménez, Silvia Restrepo, Alejandro Grajales
Amanita is a worldwide-distributed fungal genus, with approximately 600 known species. Most species within the genus are ectomycorrhizal (ECM), with some saprotrophic representatives. In this study, we constructed the first comprehensive phylogeny including ECM species from Colombia collected in native Quercus humboldtii forests and in introduced Pinus patula plantations. We included 8 species (A. brunneolocularis, A. colombiana, A. flavoconia, A. fuligineodisca, A. muscaria, A. rubescens, A. sororcula, and A...
April 12, 2017: Mycologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485057/affinity-capillary-electrophoresis-and-density-functional-theory-study-of-noncovalent-interactions-of-cyclic-peptide-gly-6-antamanide-with-small-cations
#9
Sachin Pangavhane, Stanislav Böhm, Emanuel Makrlík, Paolo Ruzza, Václav Kašička
ACE and density functional theory (DFT) were employed to study the noncovalent interactions of cyclic decapeptide glycine-6-antamanide ([Gly(6) ]AA), synthetic derivative of native antamanide peptide from the deadly poisonous fungus Amanita phaloides, with small cations (Li(+) , Rb(+) , Cs(+) , NH4(+) , and Ca(2+) ) in methanol. The strength of these interactions was quantified by the apparent stability constants of the appropriate complexes determined by ACE. The stability constants were calculated using the nonlinear regression analysis of the dependence of the effective electrophoretic mobility of [Gly(6) ]AA on the concentration of the above ions in the BGE (methanolic solution of 20 mM chloroacetic acid, 10 mM Tris, pHMeOH 7...
May 9, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433521/determination-of-cyclopeptide-toxins-in-amanita-subpallidorosea-and-amanita-virosa-by-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-coupled-with-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry
#10
Jiahui Wei, Jianfeng Wu, Jia Chen, Bidong Wu, Zhengmi He, Ping Zhang, Haijiao Li, Chengye Sun, Chang Liu, Zuohong Chen, Jianwei Xie
Amanita subpallidorosea is a recently discovered lethal Amanita sect. Phalloideae species found in China that is clustered with A. virosa in the same clade based on molecular phylogenetic analysis. However, the cyclopeptide toxin contents of these lethal mushrooms remain poorly studied. In this study, the cyclopeptide toxins in A. subpallidorosea were reported for the first time and the cyclopeptide compositions of A. subpallidorosea and A. virosa species were systematically analyzed. Thirteen cyclopeptides and two unknown compounds were identified or observed from these two lethal mushrooms by high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with high-resolution mass spectrometry...
July 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410376/tuber-indicum-shapes-the-microbial-communities-of-ectomycorhizosphere-soil-and-ectomycorrhizae-of-an-indigenous-tree-pinus-armandii
#11
Qiang Li, Jian Zhao, Chuan Xiong, Xiaolin Li, Zuqin Chen, Ping Li, Wenli Huang
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of an ectomycorrhizal fungus (Tuber indicum) on the diversity of microbial communities associated with an indigenous tree, Pinus armandii, and the microbial communities in the surrounding ectomycorhizosphere soil. High-throughput sequencing was used to analyze the richness of microbial communities in the roots or rhizosphere of treatments with or without ectomycorrhizae. The results indicated that the bacterial diversity of ectomycorhizosphere soil was significantly lower compared with the control soil...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386890/cooking-can-decrease-mercury-contamination-of-a-mushroom-meal-cantharellus-cibarius-and-amanita-fulva
#12
Jerzy Falandysz, Małgorzata Drewnowska
Mushrooms (Cantharellus cibarius and Amanita fulva) were blanched (parboiled) and pickled using different treatment conditions with the aim of carrying out the study into effect on removal of toxic mercury (Hg) accumulated in flesh. Blanching of fresh sliced C. cibarius caused leaching of Hg by approximately 15%, while loss of up to 35% was observed for sliced, deep-frozen fruit bodies. The rate of Hg leaching from the C. cibarius in practice was the same when blanched for 5 or 15 min irrespective of potable or deionized water used...
May 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284022/trypsin-specific-inhibitors-from-the-macrolepiota-procera-armillaria-mellea-and-amanita-phalloides-wild-mushrooms
#13
Tjaša Lukanc, Jože Brzin, Janko Kos, Jerica Sabotič
Wild growing mushrooms are a rich source of novel proteins with unique features. We have isolated and characterized trypsin inhibitors from two edible mushrooms, the honey fungus (Armillaria mellea) and the parasol mushroom (Macrolepiota procera), and from the poisonous death cap (Amanita phalloides). The trypsin inhibitors isolated: armespin, macrospin and amphaspin, have similar molecular masses, acidic isoelectric points and are not N-glycosylated. They are very strong trypsin inhibitors and weak chymotrypsin inhibitors...
2017: Acta Biochimica Polonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245582/comparison-of-free-total-amino-acid-compositions-and-their-functional-classifications-in-13-wild-edible-mushrooms
#14
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Liping Sun, Qiuming Liu, Changjun Bao, Jian Fan
Thirteen popular wild edible mushroom species in Yunnan Province, Boletus bicolor, Boletus speciosus, Boletus sinicus, Boletus craspedius, Boletus griseus, Boletus ornatipes, Xerocomus, Suillus placidus, Boletinus pinetorus, Tricholoma terreum, Tricholomopsis lividipileata, Termitomyces microcarpus, and Amanita hemibapha, were analyzed for their free amino acid compositions by online pre-column derivazation reversed phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) analysis. Twenty free amino acids, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, serine, glycine, alanine, praline, cysteine, valine, methionine, phenylalanine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, histidine, threonine, asparagines, glutamine, arginine, tyrosine, and tryptophan, were determined...
February 24, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121270/accumulation-of-metallic-elements-by-amanita-muscaria-from-rural-lowland-and-industrial-upland-regions
#15
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Krzysztof Lipka, Jerzy Falandysz
This study was carried out on the accumulation and occurrence of Ag, Al, Ba, Ca, Cd, Co, Cu, Fe, Hg, K, Mg, Mn, Na, Rb, Sr and Zn in the mushroom Amanita muscaria and forest topsoil from two lowland sites in the Tuchola Pinewoods in the north-central region and an upland site in the Świetokrzyskie Mountains in the south-central region of Poland. Topsoil from the upland location showed Ag, Al, Ba, Ca, Cd, Co, Cu, Fe, Hg, Na and Zn at significantly higher concentration levels (pseudo-total fraction and often also the labile or extractable fraction) than at both lowland locations, where topsoil was richer in Mg, and similar in Rb...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106251/affinity-capillary-electrophoresis-and-quantum-mechanical-calculations-applied-to-investigation-of-gly-6-antamanide-binding-with-sodium-and-potassium-ions
#16
Sachin Pangavhane, Stanislav Böhm, Emanuel Makrlík, Paolo Ruzza, Václav Kašička
Affinity capillary electrophoresis in a free solution (ACE) and quantum mechanical density functional theory (DFT) have been applied to the investigation of interactions of glycine-6-antamanide ([Gly(6) ]AA), a synthetic derivative of cyclic decapeptide antamanide isolated from the highly poisonous mushroom Amanita phalloides, with sodium or potassium ions in methanol. First, from the dependence of effective electrophoretic mobility of [Gly(6) ]AA on Na(+) or K(+) ions concentration in the background electrolyte (BGE) (methanolic solution of 20 mM chloroacetic acid, 10 mM Tris, pHMeOH 7...
January 20, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988828/mushroom-poisoning-a-retrospective-study-concerning-11-years-of-admissions-in-a-swiss-emergency-department
#17
Maxime Schmutz, Pierre-Nicolas Carron, Bertrand Yersin, Lionel Trueb
Wild mushroom intoxication is an unusual cause of toxic ingestion in Europe. A great diversity of clinical symptoms may arise depending on the variety of wild mushrooms ingested. These initial symptoms are often non-specific, with frequent gastrointestinal symptoms, and have no direct correlation with the outcome. Therefore, management of mushroom poisoning and risk evaluation are a challenge for emergency clinicians. We retrospectively reviewed all cases of mushroom poisoning identified in the ED database spanning 11 years...
December 17, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984821/accumulation-and-distribution-of-metallic-elements-and-metalloids-in-edible-amanita-fulva-mushrooms
#18
Jerzy Falandysz, Małgorzata Drewnowska, Maria Chudzińska, Danuta Barałkiewicz
Baseline concentrations of Ag, Al, As, Ba, Ca, Cd, Co, Cu, Cr, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, Ni, P, Pb, Rb, Sr, Tl, V, U and Zn were presented in Amanita fulva collected from unpolluted areas in Poland. There is no previous data published on the bio-element constituents of A. fulva. A very narrow range of values was determined by ICP-DRC-MS and ICP-AES for the trace elements Ag, Co, Cu, Cr, Ni, Rb, Sr, Tl and Zn in caps and of Ag, Co, Cu, Mn, Ni, Sr, U and Zn in stipes and also for the macro elements K, P, Na and Mg. The fruitbodies of A...
March 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978833/expansion-and-diversification-of-the-msdin-family-of-cyclic-peptide-genes-in-the-poisonous-agarics-amanita-phalloides-and-a-bisporigera
#19
Jane A Pulman, Kevin L Childs, R Michael Sgambelluri, Jonathan D Walton
BACKGROUND: The cyclic peptide toxins of Amanita mushrooms, such as α-amanitin and phalloidin, are encoded by the "MSDIN" gene family and ribosomally biosynthesized. Based on partial genome sequence and PCR analysis, some members of the MSDIN family were previously identified in Amanita bisporigera, and several other members are known from other species of Amanita. However, the complete complement in any one species, and hence the genetic capacity for these fungi to make cyclic peptides, remains unknown...
December 15, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910775/hepatoprotective-effects-and-mechanisms-of-action-of-triterpenoids-from-lingzhi-or-reishi-medicinal-mushroom-ganoderma-lucidum-agaricomycetes-on-%C3%AE-amanitin-induced-liver-injury-in-mice
#20
Huihui Wu, Shanshan Tang, Zhaoqin Huang, Qian Zhou, Ping Zhang, Zuohong Chen
Most fatal mushroom poisonings are caused by species of the genus Amanita; the amatoxins are responsible for acute liver failure and death in humans. Ganoderma lucidum is a well-known traditional medicinal mushroom that has been shown to have obvious hepatoprotective effects. This study evaluated the hepatoprotective effects of triterpenoids from G. lucidum on liver injury induced by a-amanitin (α-AMA) in mice and the mechanisms of action of these triterpenoids, including radical scavenging and antiapoptosis activities...
2016: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
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