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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036605/survey-of-laboratory-practices-for-diagnosis-of-fungal-infection-in-seven-asian-countries-an-asia-fungal-working-group-afwg-initiative
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Ariya Chindamporn, Arunaloke Chakrabarti, Ruoyu Li, Pei-Lun Sun, Ban-Hock Tan, Mitzi Chua, Retno Wahyuningsih, Atul Patel, Zhengyin Liu, Yee-Chun Chen, Methee Chayakulkeeree
An online survey of mycology laboratories in seven Asian countries was conducted to assess the status, competence, and services available. Country representatives from the Asia Fungal Working Group (AFWG) contacted as many laboratories performing mycology diagnosis as possible in their respective countries, requesting that the laboratory heads complete the online survey. In total, 241 laboratories responded, including 71 in China, 104 in India, 11 in Indonesia, 26 in the Philippines, four in Singapore, 18 in Taiwan, and seven in Thailand...
September 20, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035378/molecular-similarities-and-differences-from-human-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-corresponding-mouse-model-maldi-imaging-mass-spectrometry-in-comparative-medicine
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Michaela Aichler, Thomas Kunzke, Achim Buck, Na Sun, Maximilian Ackermann, Danny Jonigk, Andreas Gaumann, Axel Walch
Animal models can reproduce some model-specific aspects of human diseases, but some animal models translate poorly or fail to translate to the corresponding human disease. Here, we develop a strategy to systematically compare human and mouse tissues, and conduct a proof-of-concept experiment to identify molecular similarities and differences using patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and a bleomycin-induced fibrosis mouse model. Our novel approach employs high-throughput tissue microarrays (TMAs) of humans and mice, high-resolution matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-Fourier transform-ion cyclotron resonance-mass spectrometry imaging (MALDI-FT-ICR-MSI) to spatially resolve mass spectra at the level of specific metabolites, and hierarchical clustering and pathway enrichment analysis to identify functionally similar/different molecular patterns and pathways in pathological lesions of humans and mice...
October 16, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034061/association-between-four-snps-in-il-4-and-the-risk-of-gastric-cancer-in-a-chinese-population
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Yulin Wang, Hui Li, Xiaohui Wang, Fang Gao, Lan Yu, Xiufeng Chen
Gastric cancer (GC) is the 5th most prevalent cancer. The etiology of GC is still poorly understood. We performed a case-control study in a Chinese population to investigate the association of rs2243248 (-1098 G/T), rs2227284 (-33 C/T), rs2243250 (-589 T/C) and rs2070874 (-107 T/C) polymorphisms and haplotypes with the development of gastric cancer in a Chinese population. A total of 362 patients with gastric cancer and 384 controls were recruited between December 2013 and December 2015. Genotyping of rs2243248 (-1098 G/T), rs2227284 (-33 C/T), rs2243250 (-589 T/C) and rs2070874 (-107 T/C) was performed in a 384-well plate format on the sequenom MassARRAY platform, and analyzed by MALDI-TOF MS...
2017: International Journal of Molecular Epidemiology and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033904/an-improved-in-house-maldi-tof-ms-protocol-for-direct-cost-effective-identification-of-pathogens-from-blood-cultures
#4
Menglan Zhou, Qiwen Yang, Timothy Kudinha, Liying Sun, Rui Zhang, Chang Liu, Shuying Yu, Meng Xiao, Fanrong Kong, Yupei Zhao, Ying-Chun Xu
Background: Bloodstream infection is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients worldwide. Delays in the identification of microorganisms often leads to a poor prognosis. The application of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) directly to blood culture (BC) broth can potentially identify bloodstream infections earlier, and facilitate timely management. Methods: We developed an "in-house" (IH) protocol for direct MALDI-TOF MS based identification of organisms in positive BCs...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032472/application-of-proteotyping-strain-solution%C3%A2-ver-2-software-and-theoretically-calculated-mass-database-in-maldi-tof-ms-typing-of-salmonella-serotype
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Teruyo Ojima-Kato, Naomi Yamamoto, Satomi Nagai, Keisuke Shima, Yumi Akiyama, Junji Ota, Hiroto Tamura
Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS)-based microbial identification is a popular analytical method. Strain Solution proteotyping software available for MALDI-TOF MS has great potential for the precise and detailed discrimination of microorganisms at serotype- or strain-level, beyond the conventional mass fingerprinting approaches. Here, we constructed a theoretically calculated mass database of Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica consisting of 12 biomarker proteins: ribosomal proteins S8, L15, L17, L21, L25, and S7, Mn-cofactor-containing superoxide dismutase (SodA), peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerase C (PPIase C), and protein Gns, and uncharacterized proteins YibT, YaiA, and YciF, that can allow serotyping of Salmonella...
October 14, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029742/preparative-isoelectric-focusing-of-microorganisms-in-cellulose-based-separation-medium-and-subsequent-analysis-by-cief-and-maldi-tof-ms
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Marie Horká, Karel Šlais, Jiří Šalplachta, Filip Růžička
Pre-separation and pre-concentration of bacteria is an important step especially when they are uncultured and bacterial concentration in the matrix is low. This study describes a preparative method based on isoelectric focusing of colored microorganisms in a cellulose-based separation medium from a high conductivity matrix. The isoelectric points found for the examined cells were 1.8 for Micrococcus luteus, 3.5 for Dietzia sp., and 4.7 for Rhodotorula mucilaginosa using capillary isoelectric focusing. The final positions of the zones of colored microbial cells in the cellulose-bed are indicated by colored pI markers...
October 16, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029360/laser-desorption-ionization-mass-spectrometry-recent-progress-in-matrix-free-and-label-assisted-techniques
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REVIEW
Arundhoti Mandal, Monisha Singha, Partha Sarathi Addy, Amit Basak
The MALDI-based mass spectrometry, over the last three decades, has become an important analytical tool. It is a gentle ionization technique, usually applicable to detect and characterize analytes with high molecular weights like proteins and other macromolecules. The earlier difficulty of detection of analytes with low molecular weights like small organic molecules and metal ion complexes with this technique arose due to the cluster of peaks in the low molecular weight region generated from the matrix. To detect such molecules and metal ion complexes, a four-prong strategy has been developed...
October 13, 2017: Mass Spectrometry Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028485/a-study-on-%C3%AE-glucan-binding-protein-%C3%AE-gbp-and-its-involvement-in-phenoloxidase-cascade-in-indian-white-shrimp-fenneropenaeus-indicus
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Mahalingam Anjugam, Baskaralingam Vaseeharan, Arokiadhas Iswarya, Muthu Amala, Marimuthu Govindarajan, Naiyf S Alharbi, Shine Kadaikunnan, Jamal M Khaled, Giovanni Benelli
The present study reports the purification of novel immune molecule β-1, 3 glucan binding protein from the heamolymph of the Indian white shrimp, Fenneropenaeus indicus (Fiβ-GBP). The purified Fiβ-GBP had 95kDa molecular weight in SDS-PAGE analysis. MALDI-TOF/TOF analysis revealed that the purified Fiβ-GBP showed similarity to various crustacean proteins; 48 and 46% similarity was observed for β-1, 3 glucan binding protein of Chinese white shrimp Fenneropenaeus chinensis and banana shrimp Fenneropenaeus merguiensis, with MOWSE score of 3...
October 10, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027580/screening-for-amyloid-proteins-in-the-yeast-proteome
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Tatyana A Ryzhova, Julia V Sopova, Sergey P Zadorsky, Vera A Siniukova, Aleksandra V Sergeeva, Svetlana A Galkina, Anton A Nizhnikov, Aleksandr A Shenfeld, Kirill V Volkov, Alexey P Galkin
The search for novel pathological and functional amyloids represents one of the most important tasks of contemporary biomedicine. Formation of pathological amyloid fibrils in the aging brain causes incurable neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Huntington's diseases. At the same time, a set of amyloids regulates vital processes in archaea, prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Our knowledge of the prevalence and biological significance of amyloids is limited due to the lack of universal methods for their identification...
October 11, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027209/heterogeneous-distribution-of-alectinib-in-neuroblastoma-xenografts-revealed-by-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionisation-mass-spectrometry-imaging-a-pilot-study
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Shoraku Ryu, Mitsuhiro Hayashi, Hiroaki Aikawa, Isamu Okamoto, Yasuhiro Fujiwara, Akinobu Hamada
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The penetration of the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibitor alectinib in neuroblastomas and the relationship between alectinib and ALK expression are unknown. The aim of this study was to perform a quantitative investigation of the inter- and intra-tumoural distribution of alectinib in different neuroblastoma xenograft models using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionisation mass spectrometry imaging (MALDI-MSI). EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: The distribution of alectinib in NB1 (ALK amplification) and SK-N-FI (ALK wild-type) xenograft tissues was analysed using MALDI-MSI...
October 13, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026618/a-case-of-polymicrobial-anaerobic-spondylodiscitis-due-to-parvimonas-micra-and-fusobacterium-nucleatum
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Leanne M Cleaver, Shara Palanivel, Damien Mack, Simon Warren
Introduction. Here, we present a case of polymicrobial anaerobic spondylodiscitis. Case Presentation. A forty-five year-old female patient was referred to a specialist orthopaedic hospital with an eight week history of back pain without fevers. X-ray imaging and magnetic resonance imaging showed acute osteomyelitis of the twelfth thoracic and first lumbar vertebrae. Prolonged enrichment cultures grew Parvimonas micra and Fusobacterium nucleatum, identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionisation-time of flight (MALDI-ToF) mass spectrometry (MS)...
April 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024724/paxgene-fixation-enables-comprehensive-metabolomic-and-proteomic-analyses-of-tissue-specimens-by-maldi-msi
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Christian Urban, Achim Buck, Jens T Siveke, Florian Lordick, Birgit Luber, Axel Walch, Michaela Aichler
An alcohol-based non-crosslinking tissue fixative, PAXgene Tissue System, has been proposed as alternative fixation method to formalin, providing superior and morphological preservation. To date, metabolites have not been assessed in PAXgene-fixed tissues. The study focuses on a comparison between PAXgene and standard formalin fixation for metabolomic analysis by MALDI mass spectrometry imaging. Therefore, fifty-six samples from seven mice organs were fixed with PAXgene (PFPE) or formalin (FFPE), embedded in paraffin, and processed to a tissue microarray...
October 9, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024117/molecularly-imprinted-polymers-synthesized-via-template-immobilization-on-fumed-silica-nanoparticles-for-the-enrichment-of-phosphopeptides
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Mariana Duarte, Prabal Subedi, Ecevit Yilmaz, Katrin Marcus, Thomas Laurell, Simon Ekström
Phosphorylation is a protein post-translational modification (PTM) that plays an important role in cell signaling, cell differentiation, and metabolism. The hyper phosphorylated forms of certain proteins have been appointed as biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases, and phosphorylation-related mutations are important for detecting cancer pathways. Due to the low abundance of phosphorylated proteins in biological fluids, sample enrichment is beneficial prior to detection. Thus, a need to find new strategies for enriching phosphopeptides has emerged...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024043/proteomic-analysis-of-the-venom-of-the-predatory-ant-pachycondyla-striata-hymenoptera-formicidae
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Pollyanna Pereira Santos, Patricia Dias Games, Dihego Oliveira Azevedo, Edvaldo Barros, Leandro Licursi de Oliveira, Humberto Josué de Oliveira Ramos, Maria Cristina Baracat-Pereira, José Eduardo Serrão
The ants use their venom for predation, defense, and communication. The venom of these insects is rich in peptides and proteins, and compared with other animal venoms, ant venoms remain poorly explored. The objective of this study was to evaluate the protein content of the venom in the Ponerinae ant Pachycondyla striata. Venom samples were collected by manual gland reservoir dissection, and samples were submitted to two-dimensional gel electrophoresis and separation by ion-exchange and reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography followed by mass spectrometry using tanden matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization with time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF/TOF) mass spectrometry and electrospray ionization-quadrupole with time-of-flight (ESI-Q/TOF) mass spectrometry for obtaining amino acid sequence...
October 10, 2017: Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022979/the-antibacterial-and-antibiofilm-efficacies-of-a-liposomal-peptide-originating-from-rice-bran-protein-against-listeria-monocytogenes
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Chuanfen Pu, Wenting Tang
With the aim of exploring a natural antilisterial peptide from food-derived origin, an antibacterial peptide named as Alpep7 was purified from the bromelain hydrolysate of rice bran protein (RBP) in this study. The resulting amino acid consequence was identified as KVDHFPL (Lys-Val-Asp-His-Phe-Pro-Leu) by ultraperformance liquid chromatography tandem matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI Q-TOF MS). In addition, to assess the probability of the targeted delivery of liposome encapsulation of the peptide to Listeria biofilm, Alpep7-loaded liposomes were further prepared from a mixture of dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine, stearylamine and cholesterol in a molar ratio of 10 : 3 : 2 and characterised by the analysis of particle size, zeta potential, microtopography and storage stability...
October 12, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022241/a-panel-of-protein-candidates-for-comprehensive-study-of-caprine-arthritis-encephalitis-cae-infection
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Rosivaldo Quirino Bezerra Júnior, Ângela Maria Xavier Eloy, João Ricardo Furtado, Raymundo Rizaldo Pinheiro, Alice Andrioli, Frederico Bruno Moreno, Marina Duarte Pinto Lobo, Ana Cristina O Monteiro-Moreira, Renato de Azevedo Moreira, Tatiana Maria Farias Pinto, Maria Fátima da Silva Teixeira
The caprine arthrite encephalite (CAE) is a disease that affects especially dairy goat. The virus shows compartmentalization features, that allows it to hide at certain times during the course of the disease, making it difficult to control. The present study was conducted to identify the major seminal plasma protein profile of goats infected by CAE and its associations with seroconversion using Western blotting. Two groups containing five males each, were used in this experiment. The first group was composed by seropositive animals and the control by seronegative confirmed by Western blotting and PCR...
October 12, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021782/functional-diversity-of-fungal-communities-in-soil-contaminated-with-diesel-oil
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Agata Borowik, Jadwiga Wyszkowska, Karolina Oszust
The widespread use and consumption of crude oil draws the public's attention to the fate of petroleum hydrocarbons in the environment, as they can permeate the soil environment in an uncontrollable manner. Contamination of soils with petroleum products, including diesel oil (DO), can cause changes in the microbiological soil properties. The effect of diesel oil on the functional diversity of fungi was tested in a model experiment during 270 days. Fungi were isolated from soil and identified. The functional diversity of fungal communities was also determined...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021156/safety-and-accuracy-of-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-maldi-tof-ms-to-identify-highly-pathogenic-organisms
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James T Rudrik, Marty K Soehnlen, Michael J Perry, Maureen Sullivan, Wanda Reiter-Kintz, Philip A Lee, Denise Pettit, Anthony Tran, Erin Swaney
Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization -- time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) sample preparation methods including the direct, on-plate formic acid, and ethanol/formic acid tube extraction were evaluated for their ability to render highly pathogenic organisms non-viable and safe for handling in a Biosafety Level-2 laboratory. Of these, the tube extraction procedure was the most successful, with none of the tested strains surviving this sample preparation method. Tube extracts from several agents of bioterrorism and their near neighbors were analyzed in an eight laboratory study to examine the utility of the Bruker Biotyper and Vitek MS MALDI-TOF MS systems and their IVD, research use only, and Security-Relevant databases, as applicable, to accurately identify these agents...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020109/evaluation-of-repetitive-pcr-and-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-maldi-tof-ms-for-rapid-strain-typing-of-bacillus-coagulans
#19
Jun Sato, Motokazu Nakayama, Ayumi Tomita, Takumi Sonoda, Motomitsu Hasumi, Takahisa Miyamoto
In order to establish rapid and accurate typing method for Bacillus coagulans strains which is important for controlling in some canned foods and tea-based beverages manufacturing because of the high-heat resistance of the spores and high tolerance of the vegetative cells to catechins and chemicals, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) and repetitive-PCR (rep-PCR) were evaluated. For this purpose, 28 strains of B. coagulans obtained from various culture collections were tested...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019132/rapid-2d-dige-proteomic-analysis-of-mouse-liver
#20
Shotaro Kamata, Isao Ishii
Several years have passed since LC-MS(/MS) became the mainstream for proteomic analysis; however, conventional 2D DIGE (two-dimensional difference gel electrophoresis) continues to be an important technology that enables rapid and direct visualization of hundreds to thousands of proteins and their quantitative analyses. We can get global proteomic views using 2D DIGE within 3 days, and then identify proteins with differential expression levels using MALDI-TOF/MS and MASCOT search engine within a week. Here, we describe our routine 2D DIGE proteomic analysis of the liver isolated from mice in pathological conditions...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
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