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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232632/inactivation-of-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-and-salmonella-deposited-on-gloves-in-a-liquid-state-and-subjected-to-drying-conditions
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Marilyn C Erickson, Jye-Yin Liao, Cathy C Webb, Mussie Y Habteselassie, Jennifer L Cannon
Gloves are worn by workers harvesting ready-to-eat produce as a deterrent for contaminating the produce with enteric pathogens that may reside on their hands. As fields are not sterile environments, the probability for gloves to become contaminated still exists and therefore it is critical to understand the conditions that affect the survival of pathogens on gloves. Both Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella deposited on glove surfaces in a liquid state survived longer when the pathogen had been suspended in lettuce sap than when suspended in water...
November 29, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231967/therapeutic-potential-of-porcine-bronchoalveolar-fluid-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-in-a-pig-model-of-lps-induced-ali
#2
Mahesh Khatri, Levi Arthur Richardson
In this study, we isolated mesenchymal stromal (stem) cells (MSCs) from broncho-alveolar lavage fluid (BAL) of 2-6 week-old commercial pigs. BAL-MSCs displayed fibroblastic morphology and possessed self-renewal properties. Similar to bone-marrow MSCs, BAL-MSCs expressed mesenchymal markers and both cell types lacked the expression of hematopoetic markers. BAL-MSCs, when cultured in differentiation induction media, differentiated into adipocytes, osteocytes and chondrocytes. Next, we examined if BAL-MSCs have the ability to treat lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury (ALI) in a pig model...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231891/bioactive-compounds-produced-by-hypoxylon-fragiforme-against-staphylococcus-aureus-biofilms
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Kamila Tomoko Yuyama, Clara Chepkirui, Lucile Wendt, Diana Fortkamp, Marc Stadler, Wolf-Rainer Abraham
Treating infections organized in biofilms is a challenge due to the resistance of the pathogens against antibiotics and host immune cells. Many fungi grow in a wet environment, favorable for the growth of bacterial biofilms, and we speculated that fungi possess some strategies to control these bacterial biofilms. A fungus identified as Hypoxylon fragiforme, was collected in the Harz Mountains, Germany, and its mycelial culture was fermented in different culture media for 67 days to test its biological potential against bacterial biofilms...
December 12, 2017: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231842/smell-of-cells-volatile-profiling-of-stem-and-non-stem-cell-proliferation
#4
Ann-Christin Bischoff, Peter Oertel, Pritam Sukul, Christian Rimmbach, Robert David, Jochen Schubert, Wolfram Miekisch
Bacterial and cell cultures are known to emit a large number of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Conventional biochemical methods are often destructive, time-consuming and ex-pensive. In contrast, VOC analysis of headspace over cultures, may offer a non-destructive alternative to monitor cell proliferation and metabolism. VOC profiles from cultures of murine pluripotent stem cells and fibroblasts were assessed every 24 hours for 3 days. Pure cell media were measured as parallel controls. VOC analysis was highly standardized with respect to time of measurement and phases of cell growth...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228361/identification-of-clinical-isolates-of-aspergillus-including-cryptic-species-by-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-maldi-tof-ms
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M Reyes Vidal-Acuña, Maite Ruiz-Pérez de Pipaón, María José Torres-Sánchez, Javier Aznar
An expanded library of matrix assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has been constructed using the spectra generated from 42 clinical isolates and 11 reference strains, including 23 different species from 8 sections (16 cryptic plus 7 noncryptic species). Out of a total of 379 strains of Aspergillus isolated from clinical samples, 179 strains were selected to be identified by sequencing of beta-tubulin or calmodulin genes. Protein spectra of 53 strains, cultured in liquid medium, were used to construct an in-house reference database in the MALDI-TOF MS...
December 8, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228335/gram-scale-production-of-recombinant-microbial-enzymes-in-shake-flasks
#6
Lukas Chrast, Radka Chaloupkova, Jiri Damborsky
Heterologous production of recombinant proteins is a cornerstone of microbiological and biochemical research as well as various biotechnological processes. Yields and quality of produced proteins have a tremendous impact on structural and enzymology studies, development of new biopharmaceuticals and establishing new biocatalytic processes. Majority of current protocols for recombinant protein expression in Escherichia coli exploit batch cultures with complex media, often providing low yields of the target protein due to oxygen transfer limitation, rapid depletion of carbon sources, and pH changes during the cultivation...
December 5, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228261/growth-and-carotenogenesis-in-rhodosporidium-diobovatum-imb-y-5023-effects-of-culture-medium-and-illumination-intensity
#7
Iuliia Ielchishcheva, Barbara Stachowiak, Artur Szwengiel, Anatoliy Bozhkov
The oleaginous yeast Rhodosporidium diobovatum is a poorly described producer of carotenoids and may be of interest in biotechnology. This study investigated the effects of culture medium and illumination on effective carotenoid production by R. diobovatum IMB Y-5023. Yeast was cultured on carrot, bran extract, and modified YM medium at illuminations in the 0-5,000 lx range. Biomass, total carotenoids, and their profile were assessed after cultivation. In order to samples comparison, cluster analysis (CA) and principle component analysis (PCA) were used to visualize the relationships between the variables and samples...
December 4, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228187/extracellular-nucleic-acids-of-the-marine-bacterium-rhodovulum-sulfidophilum-and-recombinant-rna-production-technology-using-bacteria
#8
Yo Kikuchi, So Umekage
Extracellular nucleic acids of high molecular weight are detected ubiquitously in seawater. Recent studies have indicated that these nucleic acids are, at least in part, derived from active production by some bacteria. The marine bacterium Rhodovulum sulfidophilum is one of those bacteria. Rdv. sulfidophilum is a non-sulfur phototrophic marine bacterium, which is known to form flocs, structured communities of cells, and to produce extracellular nucleic acids in culture media. Recently, it has been revealed that this bacterium produces gene transfer agent-like particles and that this particle production may be related to the extracellular nucleic acid production mechanism...
December 6, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227975/high-phosphate-induced-calcification-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-is-associated-with-the-tlr4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
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Daohai Zhang, Xianjin Bi, Yong Liu, Yinghui Huang, Jiachuan Xiong, Xinli Xu, Tangli Xiao, Yanlin Yu, Wei Jiang, Yunjian Huang, Jingbo Zhang, Bo Zhang, Jinghong Zhao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hyperphosphatemia is one of the most notable features of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Numerous epidemiological and clinical studies have found that high serum phosphate concentrations are associated with calcification in the coronary arteries. However, the mechanisms underlying the vascular calcification induced by high phosphate have not been understood fully. METHODS: Vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) were cultured in high-phosphate media to induce vascular calcification, which was detected by Alizarin red S staining...
December 8, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226557/lysophosphatidic-acid-accelerates-development-of-porcine-embryos-by-activating-formation-of-the-blastocoel
#10
Min-Young Shin, Seung-Eun Lee, Yeo-Jin Son, Yun-Gwi Park, Sang-Gi Jeong, Eun-Young Kim, Se-Pill Park
Culture media modifications, including the addition of various factors, are important for the in vitro production of oocytes and embryos. In this study, we investigated the effects of lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) on porcine embryo development. Porcine parthenogenetic embryos were cultured with 0, 0.1, 1, and 10 μM LPA for 7 days, or cultured in basic medium until Day 4 and then treated with LPA from Days 4 to 7. No difference in the in vitro development of embryos cultured with LPA for 7 days was observed. Conversely, rates of blastocyst and over-expanded blastocyst formation were higher in the 0...
December 11, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226550/alpha-klotho-enrichment-in-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-secretome-contributes-to-antioxidative-protection-in-acute-lung-injury
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Amiq Gazdhar, Priya Ravikumar, Johanne Pastor, Manfred Heller, Jianfeng Ye, Jianning Zhang, Orson W Moe, Thomas Geiser, Connie C W Hsia
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) has been reported to alleviate organ injury, although the mechanisms of action remain unclear and administration of intact cells faces many limitations. We hypothesized that cell-free conditioned media (CM) containing the secretome of iPSCs possess antioxidative constituents that can alleviate pulmonary oxidant stress damage. We derived iPSCs from human dermal fibroblasts and harvested the CM. Addition of iPSC CM to cultured human alveolar type-1 epithelial cells mitigated hyperoxia-induced depletion of endogenous total antioxidant capacity (TAC) while tracheal instillation of iPSC CM into adult rat lungs enhanced hyperoxia-induced increase in TAC...
December 11, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226348/sevo%C3%AF-urane-induces-liver-injury-by-modulating-the-expression-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-via-mir-214
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Ligang Ma, Jingjing Zhao, Xiaojuan Xie
This study aimed to detect the effect of sevoflurane anesthesia on liver injury through modulating IGF-1. The expression of IGF-1 and IGF-1R in liver tissues of sevoflurane-exposed rats was examined by qRT-PCR and western blot. The expression levels of miR-214 in liver cells treated with different concentration of sevoflurane at different time points were detected by qRT-PCR. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent (ELISA) assay was used to analyze serum IGF-1 concentration in cell culture media. After pre-treatment with 100 nM miR-214 inhibitor followed by exposure to sevoflurane, the expression level of miR-214 and IGF-1 protein in liver cells was examined...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226342/calcium-chloride-enriched-calcium-aluminate-cement-promotes-in-vitro-osteogenesis
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L M S Castro-Raucci, L N Teixeira, A F S Barbosa, R R Fernandes, W Raucci-Neto, M Jacobovitz, I R Oliveira, P T de Oliveira
AIM: To evaluate the effects of 2.8% or 10% calcium chloride (CaCl2 ) in calcium aluminate cement (CAC) with either bismuth oxide (Bi2 O3 ) or zinc oxide (ZnO) as radiopacifiers on the progression of osteogenic cell cultures. METHODOLOGY: Rat calvaria-derived cells were grown on Thermanox® coverslips for 24 h and exposed to samples of 1) CACb: with 2.8% CaCl2 and 25% Bi2 O3 ; 2) CACb+: with 10% CaCl2 and 25% Bi2 O3 ; 3) CACz: with 2.8% CaCl2 and 25% ZnO; or 4) CACz+: with 10% CaCl2 and 25% ZnO, placed on inserts...
December 11, 2017: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225709/immunomodulatory-effects-of-human-cryopreserved-viable-amniotic-membrane-in-a-pro-inflammatory-environment-in-vitro
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Claire E Witherel, Tony Yu, Mark Concannon, Will Dampier, Kara L Spiller
Introduction: Chronic wounds remain a major clinical challenge. Human cryopreserved viable amniotic membrane (hCVAM) is among the most successful therapies, but the mechanisms of action remain loosely defined. Because proper regulation of macrophage behavior is critical for wound healing with biomaterial therapies, we hypothesized that hCVAM would positively regulate macrophage behavior in vitro, and that soluble factors released from the hCVAM would be important for this effect. Materials and Methods: Primary human pro-inflammatory (M1) macrophages were seeded directly onto intact hCVAM or cultured in separation via transwell inserts (Soluble Factors) in the presence of pro-inflammatory stimuli (interferon-γ and lipopolysaccharide) to simulate the chronic wound environment...
October 2017: Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225259/the-diagnostic-yield-of-urine-cultures-with-liquid-media-in-cases-of-miliary-tuberculosis
#15
Chang Ho Kim, Eun Jin Kim, Seung Ick Cha, Jaehee Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 8, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224342/lycosides-unusual-carotenoid-derived-terpenoid-glycosides-from-a-vegetable-juice-inhibit-asexual-reproduction-of-the-plant-pathogen-phytophthora
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Rika Iwai, Chunguang Han, Sudhakar V S Govindam, Makoto Ojika
Vegetable juices, typical culture media for the plant pathogen Phytophthora, effectively induce its asexual reproduction (zoosporangia formation). However, some chromatographic fractions from a vegetable juice were found to inhibit the asexual reproduction. Bioassay-guided chromatographic steps led to the isolation of four novel compounds named lycosides A-D, 1-4, that could be metabolic products from a carotenoid. They showed 50% inhibitory activity against the asexual reproduction of P. capsici at 2.1 - 7...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224193/screening-of-yeasts-for-the-production-of-2-phenylethanol-rose-aroma-in-organic-waste-based-media
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Chreptowicz Karolina, Sternicka Magdalena Katarzyna, Kowalska Patrycja Daria, Mierzejewska Jolanta
In the present study, we isolated twenty eight yeast strains from samples of plant material and fermented food and evaluated the possibility of efficient production of 2-phenylethanol (2-PE) in the organic waste-based media supplemented with L-phenylalanine (L-Phe). We used whey, a by-product from milk processing, as a base for media and either glucose or three by-products from sugar-beet processing as a fermentable carbon source. Ten newly isolated yeast strains were capable of producing over 2 g l-1 2-PE through the L-Phe biotransformation in a batch-mode in standard medium...
December 9, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223977/growth-of-caenorhabditis-elegans-in-defined-media-is-dependent-on-presence-of-particulate-matter
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Matthew R Flavel, Adam Mechler, Mahdi Shahmiri, Elizabeth R Mathews, Ashley E Franks, Weisan Chen, Damien Zanker, Bo Xian, Shan Gao, Jing Luo, Surafel Tegegne, Christian Doneski, Markandeya Jois
Caenorhabditis elegans are typically cultured in a monoxenic medium consisting of live bacteria. However, this introduces a secondary organism to experiments and restricts the manipulation of the nutritional environment. Due to the intricate link between genes and environment, greater control and understanding of nutritional factors are required to push the C. elegans field into new areas. For decades, attempts to develop a chemically defined, axenic medium as an alternative for culturing C. elegans have been made...
December 9, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223758/biosynthesis-and-structural-characterization-of-polyhydroxyalkanoates-produced-by-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-atcc-27853-from-long-odd-chain-fatty-acids
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Giuseppe Impallomeni, Alberto Ballistreri, Giovanni M Carnemolla, Maria G Rizzo, Marco S Nicolò, Salvatore P P Guglielmino
Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 27853 was cultured on media containing long odd-chain fatty acids. Heptadecanoic, nonadecanoic, and heneicosanoic acids sustained cell growth and resulted in polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) accumulation when culturing was conducted under nitrogen starvation conditions. No PHA was produced using a complete or magnesium-deprived medium. The isolated polyesters were characterized by gas chromatography and liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) of methanolyzed samples, 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy, gel permeation chromatography, ESI MS of partially pyrolyzed samples, and differential scanning calorimetry...
December 6, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222599/cigarette-smoke-induces-activation-of-polymorphonuclear-leukocytes
#20
Anita Somborac-Bačura, Sanja Popović-Grle, Vlasta Zovko, Tihana Žanić-Grubišić
INTRODUCTION: Cigarette smoking is a major risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Exposure to cigarette smoke may stimulate inflammatory response and activate polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) thus resulting in secretion of cellular proteases. The aim of our study was to explore the effect of cigarette smoke extract (CSE) on the release of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) from PMN. METHODS: The study included 23 patients with stable COPD and 9 healthy controls...
December 8, 2017: Lung
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