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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166176/microbiological-quality-assessment-of-game-meats-at-retail-in-japan
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Hiroshi Asakura, Jun Kawase, Tetsuya Ikeda, Mioko Honda, Yoshimasa Sasaki, Masashi Uema, Hidenori Kabeya, Hiromu Sugiyama, Shizunobu Igimi, Shinji Takai
In this study, we examined the prevalence of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp. and the distribution of indicator bacteria in 248 samples of game meats (120 venison and 128 wild boar) retailed between November 2015 and March 2016 in Japan. No Salmonella spp. were detected in any of the samples, whereas Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli serotype OUT:H25 (stx2d(+), eae(-)) was isolated from one deer meat sample, suggesting a possible source for human infection. Plate count assays indicated greater prevalence of coliforms and E...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166174/low-prevalence-of-salmonella-and-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-in-lymph-nodes-of-australian-beef-cattle
#2
Gavin Bailey, Long Huynh, Lachlan Govenlock, David Jordan, Ian Jenson
Salmonella contamination of ground beef has been viewed as originating from the surface of carcasses. Recent studies have identified lymph nodes as a potential source of Salmonella contamination because these tissues play an active role in containment of pathogens in the live animal and because some lymph nodes are unavoidably present in manufacturing beef trimmings or primal cuts that may be incorporated into ground beef. A survey was conducted of the microbiological status of lymph nodes from Australian cattle at the time of slaughter to determine the prevalence of microbiological contamination...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165905/loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-lamp-a-versatile-technique-for-detection-of-microorganisms
#3
REVIEW
Yien-Ping Wong, Shuhaidah Othman, Yee-Ling Lau, Radu Son, Hui-Yee Chee
Loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) amplifies DNA with high specificity, efficiency, and rapidity under isothermal conditions by using a DNA polymerase with high displacement strand activity and a set of specifically designed primers to amplify targeted DNA strands. Following its first discovery by Notomi et al. in the year 2000, LAMP was further developed over the years which involved the combination of this technique with other molecular approaches, such as reverse transcription and multiplex amplification for the detection of infectious diseases caused by microorganisms in humans, livestock and plants...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165580/role-of-anaerobic-blood-cultures-in-neonatal-bacteremia
#4
Nathan Messbarger, Kari Neemann
Background: Evaluation for neonatal sepsis routinely includes performing both aerobic and anaerobic blood cultures despite our lack of knowledge of the true incidence of anaerobic bacteremia in this age group and the consequences of not performing these paired cultures. Methods: We performed a retrospective review of all blood cultures performed for neonates in a children's hospital. Clinically significant pathogens were defined as microorganisms that rarely are considered to be contaminants, that were recovered from multiple blood cultures or sites, or were considered significant according to the patient's attending physician...
November 20, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165505/-evolutionary-interactions-as-a-possible-mechanism-of-drug-interactions-an-approach-to-the-control-of-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria
#5
Héctor Holguín, Pedro Amariles, William Ospina
In the 21st century, the world is facing a post-antibiotic era, in which the appearance of infections with a minor or no therapeutic alternative is common. In this context, it is essential to implement measures that optimize the available therapeutic tool, thus generating new strategies that strengthen the fight against growing bacterial resistance. The evolutionary interactions suggest that the development of sensitivity or resistance of a microorganism to an antimicrobial will have an inverse effect (collateral sensitivity) or similar (cross resistance) in a second antimicrobial that is involved in this system...
August 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164466/bioagents-and-silicon-promoting-fast-early-upland-rice-growth
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Thatyane Pereira de Sousa, Alan Carlos Alves de Souza, Marta Cristina Corsi de Filippi, Anna Cristina Lanna, Marcio Vinicius Cortês, Hugo Alves Pinheiro, Gisele Barata da Silva
Upland rice can overcome major challenges through the insertion of silicate fertilization and the presence of plant growth-promoting microorganisms (PGPMs) during its cultivation, as these factors promote an increase in vigor and plant disease resistance. Two consecutive experiments were conducted to evaluate the beneficial effects of silicon fertilization combined with the PGPM, Pseudomonas fluorensces, Burkholderia pyrrocinia, and a pool of Trichoderma asperellum, in upland rice seedlings, cultivar BRS Primavera CL: (a) E1, selecting PGPM type and Si doses for rice growth promotion and leaf blast supression, and (b) E2, evaluating physiological characteristics correlated with mechanisms involved in the higher vegetative growth in highlighted treatments from E1...
November 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164103/the-human-antimicrobial-peptides-dermcidin-and-ll-37-show-novel-distinct-pathways-in-membrane-interactions
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REVIEW
Kornelius Zeth, Enea Sancho-Vaello
Mammals protect themselves from inflammation triggered by microorganisms through secretion of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs). One mechanism by which AMPs kill bacterial cells is perforating their membranes. Membrane interactions and pore formation were investigated for α-helical AMPs leading to the formulation of three basic mechanistic models: the barrel stave, toroidal, and carpet model. One major drawback of these models is their simplicity. They do not reflect the real in vitro and in vivo conditions. To challenge and refine these models using a structure-based approach we set out to investigate how human cathelicidin (LL-37) and dermcidin (DCD) interact with membranes...
2017: Frontiers in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163507/impact-of-chronic-viral-infection-on-t-cell-dependent-humoral-immune-response
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REVIEW
Stéphane Rodriguez, Mikaël Roussel, Karin Tarte, Patricia Amé-Thomas
During the last decades, considerable efforts have been done to decipher mechanisms supported by microorganisms or viruses involved in the development, differentiation, and function of immune cells. Pathogens and their associated secretome as well as the continuous inflammation observed in chronic infection are shaping both innate and adaptive immunity. Secondary lymphoid organs are functional structures ensuring the mounting of adaptive immune response against microorganisms and viruses. Inside these organs, germinal centers (GCs) are the specialized sites where mature B-cell differentiation occurs leading to the release of high-affinity immunoglobulin (Ig)-secreting cells...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163427/antimycobacterial-and-anti-inflammatory-mechanisms-of-baicalin-via-induced-autophagy-in-macrophages-infected-with-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#9
Qingwen Zhang, Jinxia Sun, Yuli Wang, Weigang He, Lixin Wang, Yuejuan Zheng, Jing Wu, Ying Zhang, Xin Jiang
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a leading killer worldwide among infectious diseases and the effective control of TB is still challenging. Autophagy is an intracellular self-digestion process which has been increasingly recognized as a major host immune defense mechanism against intracellular microorganisms like Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) and serves as a key negative regulator of inflammation. Clinically, chronic inflammation surrounding Mtb can persist for decades leading to lung injury that can remain even after successful treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163416/diagnostic-evasion-of-highly-resistant-microorganisms-a-critical-factor-in-nosocomial-outbreaks
#10
Xuewei Zhou, Alexander W Friedrich, Erik Bathoorn
Highly resistant microorganisms (HRMOs) may evade screening strategies used in routine diagnostics. Bacteria that have evolved to evade diagnostic tests may have a selective advantage in the nosocomial environment. Evasion of resistance detection can result from the following mechanisms: low-level expression of resistance genes not resulting in detectable resistance, slow growing variants, mimicry of wild-type-resistance, and resistance mechanisms that are only detected if induced by antibiotic pressure. We reviewed reports on hospital outbreaks in the Netherlands over the past 5 years...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163412/different-non-saccharomyces-yeast-species-stimulate-nutrient-consumption-in-s-cerevisiae-mixed-cultures
#11
Jose A Curiel, Pilar Morales, Ramon Gonzalez, Jordi Tronchoni
The growing interest of the winemaking industry on the use of non-Saccharomyces starters has prompted several studies about the physiological features of this diverse group of microorganisms. The fact that the proposed use of these new starters will almost invariably involve either simultaneous or sequential inoculation with Saccharomyces cerevisiae has also driven the attention to the potential biological interactions between different starters during wine fermentation. Our current understanding is that alternative yeast starters will affect wine features by both direct and indirect mechanisms (through metabolic or other types of interactions with S...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163394/cadaver-thanatomicrobiome-signatures-the-ubiquitous-nature-of-clostridium-species-in-human-decomposition
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Gulnaz T Javan, Sheree J Finley, Tasia Smith, Joselyn Miller, Jeremy E Wilkinson
Human thanatomicrobiome studies have established that an abundant number of putrefactive bacteria within internal organs of decaying bodies are obligate anaerobes, Clostridium spp. These microorganisms have been implicated as etiological agents in potentially life-threatening infections; notwithstanding, the scale and trajectory of these microbes after death have not been elucidated. We performed phylogenetic surveys of thanatomicrobiome signatures of cadavers' internal organs to compare the microbial diversity between the 16S rRNA gene V4 hypervariable region and V3-4 conjoined regions from livers and spleens of 45 cadavers undergoing forensic microbiological studies...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163377/wild-grape-associated-yeasts-as-promising-biocontrol-agents-against-vitis-vinifera-fungal-pathogens
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Gustavo Cordero-Bueso, Nicola Mangieri, David Maghradze, Roberto Foschino, Federica Valdetara, Jesús M Cantoral, Ileana Vigentini
The increasing level of hazardous residues in the environment and food chains has led the European Union to restrict the use of chemical fungicides. Thus, exploiting new natural antagonistic microorganisms against fungal diseases could serve the agricultural production to reduce pre- and post-harvest losses, to boost safer practices for workers and to protect the consumers' health. The main aim of this work was to evaluate the antagonistic potential of epiphytic yeasts against Botrytis cinerea, Aspergillus carbonarius, and Penicillium expansum pathogen species...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163375/isolation-and-characterization-of-pseudomonas-spp-strains-that-efficiently-decompose-sodium-dodecyl-sulfate
#14
Ewa M Furmanczyk, Michal A Kaminski, Grzegorz Spolnik, Maciej Sojka, Witold Danikiewicz, Andrzej Dziembowski, Leszek Lipinski, Adam Sobczak
Due to their particular properties, detergents are widely used in household cleaning products, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and in agriculture as adjuvants tailoring the features of pesticides or other crop protection agents. The continuously growing use of these various products means that water soluble detergents have become one of the most problematic groups of pollutants for the aquatic and terrestrial environments. Thus it is important to identify bacteria having the ability to survive in the presence of large quantities of detergent and efficiently decompose it to non-surface active compounds...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162884/copolymers-enhance-selective-bacterial-community-colonization-for-potential-root-zone-applications
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Vy T H Pham, Pandiyan Murugaraj, Falko Mathes, Boon K Tan, Vi Khanh Truong, Daniel V Murphy, David E Mainwaring
Managing the impact of anthropogenic and climate induced stress on plant growth remains a challenge. Here we show that polymeric hydrogels, which maintain their hydrous state, can be designed to exploit functional interactions with soil microorganisms. This microbial enhancement may mitigate biotic and abiotic stresses limiting productivity. The presence of mannan chains within synthetic polyacrylic acid (PAA) enhanced the dynamics and selectivity of bacterial ingress in model microbial systems and soil microcosms...
November 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162666/molecular-characterization-and-expression-analysis-of-cs%C3%AE-%C3%AE-defensin-genes-from-the-scorpion-mesobuthus-martensii
#16
Yange Lang, Xiaohuan Pi, Zhiyong Di, Quian Zhang, Huijuan Wang, Bingzheng Shen, Fangfang Li, Gaomin Liu, Yao Yu, Xuan Li, Yingliang Wu, Wenxin Li, Zhijian Cao
Defensins are important components of innate host defence system against bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses. Here, we predicted six potential defensin genes from the genome of the scorpion Mesobuthus martensii and then validated four genes of them via the combination of PCR and genomic sequence analysis. These four scorpion defensin genes share the same gene organization and structure of two exons and one phase-I intron with the GT-AG rule. Conserved motif and phylogenetic analysis showed that they belong to the members of the invertebrate CSαβ defensin family...
November 21, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162516/structure-and-function-of-a-novel-antioxidant-peptide-from-the-skin-of-tropical-frogs
#17
Eder Barbosa, Ana Oliveira, Alexandra Plácido, Renato Socodato, Camila C Portugal, Ana Carolina Mafud, Alicia S Ombredane, Daniel C Moreira, Nuno Vale, Lucinda J Bessa, Graziella A Joanitti, Cláudia Alves, Paula Gomes, Cristina Delerue-Matos, Yvonne Primerano Mascarenhas, Mariela M Marani, João B Relvas, Manuela Pintado, José Roberto S A Leite
The amphibian skin plays an important role protecting the organism from external harmful factors such as microorganisms or UV radiation. Based on biorational strategies, many studies have investigated the cutaneous secretion of anurans as a source of bioactive molecules. By a peptidomic approach, a novel antioxidant peptide (AOP) with in vitro free radical scavenging ability was isolated from Physalaemus nattereri. The AOP, named antioxidin-I, has a molecular weight [M+H](+) = 1543.69Da and a TWYFITPYIPDK primary amino acid sequence...
November 18, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162482/antimicrobial-activity-of-melaleuca-alternifolia-nanoparticles-in-polymicrobial-biofilm-in-situ
#18
Márcia Ebling de Souza, Dariane Jornada Clerici, Camila Marina Verdi, Gabriela Fleck, Priscilla Maciel Quatrin, Luana Ebling Spat, Pauline Cordenonsi Bonez, Camilla Fillippi Dos Santos, Raquel Pippi Antoniazzi, Fabrício Batistin Zanatta, André Gundel, Diego Stefani Teodoro Martinez, Rodrigo de Almeida Vaucher, Roberto Christ Vianna Santos
Microbial biofilms represent a challenge in the treatment of infections, due to the low efficacy of the antimicrobials. This study evaluated the antimicrobial effect of nanoparticles of Melaleuca alternifolia (TTO) in dental biofilm. Thirty-eight volunteers used an oral device in situ in situ including four bovine enamel specimens for 07 days. From the fifth day four solutions were applied randomly for each specimen: Physiological Saline Solution (0.85% NaCl) (C+), Chlorhexidine 0.12% (CHX), M. alternifolia oil 0...
November 18, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162463/bioactivity-of-glycolipopeptide-cell-bound-biosurfactants-against-skin-pathogens
#19
X Vecino, L Rodríguez-López, D Ferreira, J M Cruz, A B Moldes, L R Rodrigues
The antimicrobial and anti-adhesive activities of the cell-bound biosurfactants, produced by Lactobacillus pentosus (PEB), characterized as glycolipopeptide macromolecules, were evaluated against several microorganisms present in the skin microflora, envisaging its potential use as a "natural" ingredient in cosmetic and personal care formulations. Their performance was compared with another cell-bound biosurfactants also characterized as glycolipopeptides produced by Lactobacillus paracasei (PAB). At concentrations of 50mg/mL, the PEB showed an important antimicrobial activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa (85% when extracted with phosphate buffer (PB) and 100% when extracted with phosphate buffer saline (PBS)), Streptococcus agalactiae (100% for both extracts), Staphylococcus aureus (67% when extracted with PBS and 100% when extracted with PB), Escherichia coli (72% when extracted with PB and 89% when extracted with PBS), Streptococcus pyogenes (about 85% for both extracts) and Candida albicans (around 70% for both extracts), comparable with that obtained for the PAB...
November 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162413/-frontoethmoidal-encephalocele-detected-after-meningitis-caused-by-two-microorganisms
#20
Alicia Llombart Vidal, Raquel Revert Gil, Inmaculada Bonilla Díaz, Pedro Jesús Alcalá Minagorre
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 18, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
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