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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040185/fate-of-the-microbial-population-and-the-physico-chemical-parameters-of-sanganel-a-typical-blood-sausages-of-the-friuli-a-north-east-region-of-italy
#1
Lucilla Iacumin, Marisa Manzano, Simone Stella, Giuseppe Comi
In Friuli, a Northeastern region of Italy, a blood sausage called Sanganel is produced by farmers, butchers, shops, and factories. This sausage is made with pork meat, boiled blood, lard, spices, and salt. It is stored at 4 ± 2 °C and usually eaten fresh or boiled within 14 days of its manufacture. Little is known about its microbial populations and safety for consumption. The aim of this study is to characterise the microbial populations and the physico-chemical parameters of Sanganel to establish its quality and the safety of consuming it...
May 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024523/zeolite-food-supplementation-reduces-abundance-of-enterobacteria
#2
Tanka P Prasai, Kerry B Walsh, Surya P Bhattarai, David J Midmore, Thi T H Van, Robert J Moore, Dragana Stanley
According to the World Health Organisation, antibiotics are rapidly losing potency in every country of the world. Poultry are currently perceived as a major source of pathogens and antimicrobial resistance. There is an urgent need for new and natural ways to control pathogens in poultry and humans alike. Porous, cation rich, aluminosilicate minerals, zeolites can be used as a feed additive in poultry rations, demonstrating multiple productivity benefits. Next generation sequencing of the 16S rRNA marker gene was used to phylogenetically characterize the fecal microbiota and thus investigate the ability and dose dependency of zeolite in terms of anti-pathogenic effects...
January 2017: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011950/involvement-of-corticotropin-releasing-factor-and-corticotropin-releasing-factor-2-receptors-in-pathogenesis-of-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-enteritis-in-rats
#3
K Takeuchi, A Kumano, N Abe, T Kotani
We herein investigated, using a corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) agonist and antagonists, whether CRF plays a role in the pathogenesis of ischemia/reperfusion-induced small intestinal lesions in rats. Under pentobarbital anesthesia, the superior mesenteric artery was clamped (ischemia) for 75 min, followed by reperfusion with removal of the clamp. After a 24-h reperfusion, the area of hemorrhagic lesions that developed in the small intestine was measured. Urocortin I (CRF receptor 1/2 agonist), astressin (CRF receptor 1/2 antagonist), NBI27914 (CRF receptor 1 antagonist), or astressin 2B (CRF receptor 2 antagonist) was administered i...
October 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988173/first-survey-on-antibiotic-resistance-markers-in-enterobacteriaceae-in-cochabamba-bolivia
#4
Paola M Saba Villarroel, Gabriel O Gutkind, José A Di Conza, Marcela A Radice
A molecular survey was conducted in Cochabamba, Bolivia, to characterize the mechanism involved in the resistance to clinically relevant antibiotics. Extended Spectrum β-lactamase encoding genes and plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) markers were investigated in a total of 101 oxyimino-cephalosporin-resistant enterobacteria recovered from different health centers during four months (2012-2013). CTX-M enzymes were detected in all isolates, being the CTX-M-1 group the most prevalent (88.1%). The presence of blaOXA-1 was detected in 76...
December 14, 2016: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938415/triatomine-bugs-their-microbiota-and-trypanosoma-cruzi-asymmetric-responses-of-bacteria-to-an-infected-blood-meal
#5
Sebastián Díaz, Bianca Villavicencio, Nathália Correia, Jane Costa, Karen L Haag
BACKGROUND: Triatomine bugs (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) are vectors of the flagellate Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative agent of Chagas disease. The study of triatomine gut microbiota has gained relevance in the last years due to its possible role in vector competence and prospective use in control strategies. The objective of this study is to examine changes in the gut microbiota composition of triatomines in response to a T. cruzi-infected blood meal and identifying key factors determining those changes...
December 9, 2016: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917692/once-daily-high-dose-tigecycline-pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-based-dosing-for-optimal-clinical-effectiveness-dosing-matters-revisited
#6
Burke A Cunha, Jeffrey Baron, Cheston B Cunha
Tigecycline has emerged as first line therapy for serious systemic infections due to important pathogens (except P. aeruginosa and Proteus sp.), including multi-drug resistant (MDR) and Gram negative bacilli (GNB), including carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriae. Tigecycline has a 'low resistance potential,' is protective against C. difficile, and is often the only antibiotic effective against MDR GNB, e.g., Klebsiella sp. Areas covered: Standard dose tigecycline therapy has been used for intra-abdominal infections, complicated skin/skin structure infections (cSSSIs), and CAP...
December 22, 2016: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915087/genetically-unrelated-multidrug-and-carbapenem-resistant-citrobacter-freundii-detected-in-outpatients-admitted-to-a-portuguese-hospital
#7
Cátia Santos, Elmano Ramalheira, Gabriela Da Silva, Sónia Mendo
OBJECTIVES: Non-clonal, carbapenem- and multidrug-resistant Citrobacter freundii isolates were collected from unrelated outpatients admitted to a Portuguese hospital emergency department. One patient lived in a nursing home and was never hospitalised, whereas the other patient was repeatedly hospitalised in this hospital. The aim of this study was to unveil the molecular mechanisms associated with the carbapenem resistance of these isolates and to assess its potential dissemination. METHODS: Isolate identification was performed by VITEK(®)2 and was confirmed by 16S rDNA sequencing...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904402/microbiological-quality-and-variability-of-natural-microbiota-in-croatian-cheese-maturing-in-lambskin-sacks
#8
Jadranka Frece, Marija Vrdoljak, Mija Filipčić, Marko Jelić, Iva Čanak, Željko Jakopović, Jelka Pleadin, Ivana Gobin, Tibela Landeka Dragičević, Ksenija Markov
As in the traditional production of cheese in lambskin sacks raw cow's or sheep's milk is mostly used, the purpose of this study is to see how the production affects the microbiological quality of the cheese. To do that, we tested 39 samples of raw cow's and sheep's milk, curd, ripened cheese (15, 30 and 45 days) and lambskin sacks for native microbial population. Two-thirds of the milk, curd and cheese samples had higher counts of staphylococci and enterobacteria than permitted by regulations. Not a single sample had Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, but we did find Escherichia coli in sheep's milk and cheese, and yeast and mould in both types of milk and cheese...
June 2016: Food Technology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877165/different-flour-microbial-communities-drive-to-sourdoughs-characterized-by-diverse-bacterial-strains-and-free-amino-acid-profiles
#9
Giuseppe Celano, Maria De Angelis, Fabio Minervini, Marco Gobbetti
This work aimed to investigate whether different microbial assemblies in flour may influence the microbiological and biochemical characteristics of traditional sourdough. To reach this purpose, members of lactic acid bacteria, enterobacteria, and yeasts were isolated from durum wheat flour. Secondly, the isolated microorganisms (Pediococcus pentosaceus, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Pantoea agglomerans, and Escherichia hermannii) were inoculated in doughs prepared with irradiated flour (gamma rays at 10 kGy), so that eight different microbial assemblies were obtained...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869509/encapsulated-benzoic-acid-supplementation-in-broiler-diets-influences-gut-bacterial-composition-and-activity
#10
M S Yousaf, F Goodarzi Boroojeni, W Vahjen, K Männer, A Hafeez, H Ur-Rehman, S Keller, S Peris, J Zentek
1. The present study investigated the effects of encapsulated benzoic acid (BA) supplementation in broiler feed on performance and gastrointestinal microbiota. 2. Eighty broilers were randomly divided into two groups. Birds in the control group were fed on maize-soybean-based diets. Birds in the treatment group were provided the same diet supplemented with 2 g/kg BA encapsulated in a vegetable oil matrix. 3. At the end of the trial (d 35), pH, bacterial composition and metabolites were determined in the crop, jejunum, ileum and caecum...
January 18, 2017: British Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866452/efficacy-of-debridement-antibiotic-therapy-and-implant-retention-within-three-months-during-postoperative-instrumented-spine-infections
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Heidi Wille, Frédéric-Antoine Dauchy, Arnaud Desclaux, Hervé Dutronc, Marc-Olivier Vareil, Véronique Dubois, Jean-Marc Vital, Michel Dupon
BACKGROUND: Postoperative instrumented spine infection (PISI) is a severe complication of invasive spine procedures. METHODS: Retrospective study of patients treated for PISI between 1st January 2008 and 31st December 2012 in a French University Hospital. The objectives of this study were to describe the outcome of patients treated with debridement-irrigation, antibiotic therapy and implant retention (DAIR) within three months after the occurrence of PISI and to identify factors associated with relapse...
November 21, 2016: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833933/data-on-enterobacteria-activity-on-biofilm-formation-at-surface-mango-fruit-mangifera-indica-l-cv-ataulfo
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Juan A Ragazzo-Sánchez, Ramsés R González-Estrada, Martha A Santana-Martínez, María Del Carmen Wacher-Rodarte, Carlos A Eslava-Campos, Montserrat Calderón-Santoyo
Abiotic factors influenced the capacity of the strains to form biofilms. Classification of the adhesion type is related with the optical density measured on the biofilm formation of tested strains. The relationship between the biofilm formation in real values with theoretical values of the strains was used to determine the mechanism involved during mixed cultures.
December 2016: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827942/changes-in-composition-and-function-of-human-intestinal-microbiota-exposed-to-chlorpyrifos-in-oil-as-assessed-by-the-shime-%C3%A2-model
#13
Julie Reygner, Claire Joly Condette, Aurélia Bruneau, Stéphane Delanaud, Larbi Rhazi, Flore Depeint, Latifa Abdennebi-Najar, Veronique Bach, Camille Mayeur, Hafida Khorsi-Cauet
The presence of pesticide residues in food is a public health problem. Exposure to these substances in daily life could have serious effects on the intestine-the first organ to come into contact with food contaminants. The present study investigated the impact of a low dose (1 mg/day in oil) of the pesticide chlorpyrifos (CPF) on the community structure, diversity and metabolic response of the human gut microbiota using the SHIME(®) model (six reactors, representing the different parts of the gastrointestinal tract)...
November 4, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819272/diversity-of-bacteriome-associated-with-phlebotomus-chinensis-diptera-psychodidae-sand-flies-in-two-wild-populations-from-china
#14
Kaili Li, Huiying Chen, Jinjin Jiang, Xiangyu Li, Jiannong Xu, Yajun Ma
Sand fly Phlebotomus chinensis is a primary vector of transmission of visceral leishmaniasis in China. The sand flies have adapted to various ecological niches in distinct ecosystems. Characterization of the microbial structure and function will greatly facilitate the understanding of the sand fly ecology, which would provide critical information for developing intervention strategy for sand fly control. In this study we compared the bacterial composition between two populations of Ph. chinensis from Henan and Sichuan, China...
November 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818092/the-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-maldi-tof-ms-identification-versus-biochemical-tests-a-study-with-enterobacteria-from-a-dairy-cattle-environment
#15
Naiara Miranda Bento Rodrigues, Greiciane França Bronzato, Gabrielli Stefaninni Santiago, Larissa Alvarenga Batista Botelho, Beatriz Meurer Moreira, Irene da Silva Coelho, Miliane Moreira Soares de Souza, Shana de Mattos de Oliveira Coelho
Mastitis adversely affects milk production and in general cows do not regain their full production levels post recovery, leading to considerable economic losses. Moreover the percentage decrease in milk production depends on the specific pathogen that caused the infection and enterobacteria are responsible for this greater reduction. Phenotypic tests are among the currently available methods used worldwide to identify enterobacteria; however they tend to misdiagnose the species despite the multiple tests carried out...
September 21, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806910/structure-and-function-of-pspa-and-vipp1-n-terminal-peptides-insights-into-the-membrane-stress-sensing-and-mitigation
#16
Christopher McDonald, Goran Jovanovic, B A Wallace, Oscar Ces, Martin Buck
The phage shock protein (Psp) response maintains integrity of the inner membrane (IM) in response to extracytoplasmic stress conditions and is widely distributed amongst enterobacteria. Its central component PspA, a member of the IM30 peripheral membrane protein family, acts as a major effector of the system through its direct association with the IM. Under non-stress conditions PspA also negatively regulates its own expression via direct interaction with the AAA+ ATPase PspF. PspA has a counterpart in cyanobacteria called Vipp1, which is implicated in protection of the thylakoid membranes...
January 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798599/microcins-mediate-competition-among-enterobacteriaceae-in-the-inflamed-gut
#17
Martina Sassone-Corsi, Sean-Paul Nuccio, Henry Liu, Dulcemaria Hernandez, Christine T Vu, Amy A Takahashi, Robert A Edwards, Manuela Raffatellu
The Enterobacteriaceae are a family of Gram-negative bacteria that include commensal organisms as well as primary and opportunistic pathogens that are among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although Enterobacteriaceae often comprise less than 1% of a healthy intestine's microbiota, some of these organisms can bloom in the inflamed gut; expansion of enterobacteria is a hallmark of microbial imbalance known as dysbiosis. Microcins are small secreted proteins that possess antimicrobial activity in vitro, but whose role in vivo has been unclear...
December 8, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795309/extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-and-plasmid-encoded-cephamycinase-producing-enterobacteria-in-the-broiler-hatchery-as-a-potential-mode-of-pseudo-vertical-transmission
#18
Michaela Projahn, Katrin Daehre, Uwe Roesler, Anika Friese
: Antimicrobial resistance through extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) and transferable (plasmid-encoded) cephamycinases (pAmpCs) represents an increasing problem in human and veterinary medicine. The presence of ESBL-/pAmpC-producing commensal enterobacteria in farm animals, such as broiler chickens, is considered one possible source of food contamination and could therefore also be relevant for human colonization. Studies on transmission routes along the broiler production chain showed that 1-day-old hatchlings are already affected...
January 1, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793826/exploring-the-impacts-of-postharvest-processing-on-the-microbiota-and-metabolite-profiles-during-green-coffee-bean-production
#19
Florac De Bruyn, Sophia Jiyuan Zhang, Vasileios Pothakos, Julio Torres, Charles Lambot, Alice V Moroni, Michael Callanan, Wilbert Sybesma, Stefan Weckx, Luc De Vuyst
: The postharvest treatment and processing of fresh coffee cherries can impact the quality of the unroasted green coffee beans. In the present case study, freshly harvested Arabica coffee cherries were processed through two different wet and dry methods to monitor differences in the microbial community structure and in substrate and metabolite profiles. The changes were followed throughout the postharvest processing chain, from harvest to drying, by implementing up-to-date techniques, encompassing multiple-step metagenomic DNA extraction, high-throughput sequencing, and multiphasic metabolite target analysis...
January 1, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782071/effect-of-bifidobacterium-breve-on-the-intestinal-microbiota-of-coeliac-children-on-a-gluten-free-diet-a-pilot-study
#20
Andrea Quagliariello, Irene Aloisio, Nicole Bozzi Cionci, Donata Luiselli, Giuseppe D'Auria, Llúcia Martinez-Priego, David Pérez-Villarroya, Tomaž Langerholc, Maša Primec, Dušanka Mičetić-Turk, Diana Di Gioia
Coeliac disease (CD) is associated with alterations of the intestinal microbiota. Although several Bifidobacterium strains showed anti-inflammatory activity and prevention of toxic gliadin peptides generation in vitro, few data are available on their efficacy when administered to CD subjects. This study evaluated the effect of administration for three months of a food supplement based on two Bifidobacterium breve strains (B632 and BR03) to restore the gut microbial balance in coeliac children on a gluten free diet (GFD)...
October 22, 2016: Nutrients
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