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Wed, 04/24/2019 - 01:12
Publication date: Available online 22 April 2019 Environmental ResearchAuthor(s): Di Zhao, Ana Navas-Acien, Vesna Ilievski, Vesna Slakovich, Pablo Olmedo, Bernat Adria-Mora, Arce Domingo-Relloso, Angela Aherrera, Norman J. Kleiman, Ana M. Rule, Markus HilpertAbstractBackgroundElectronic cigarettes (E-cigarettes) generate aerosol containing metal contaminants. Our goals were to quantify aerosol...
Mon, 04/22/2019 - 17:00
Janina Noster, Tzu-Chiao Chao, Nathalie Sander, Marc Schulte, Tatjana Reuter, Nicole Hansmeier, Michael Hensel Intracellular Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium (STM) deploy the Salmonella Pathogenicity Island 2-encoded type III secretion system (SPI2-T3SS) for the massive remodeling of the endosomal system for host cells. This activity results in formation of an extensive interconnected...
Mon, 04/22/2019 - 11:14
The bacterial flagellum is a sophisticated self-assembling nanomachine responsible for motility in many bacterial pathogens including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Vibrio spp., and Salmonella enterica. The bacteria flagellum has been studied extensively in the model systems Escherichia coli and Salmonella Typhimurium, yet the range of variation in flagellar structure and assembly remains incompletely...
Mon, 04/22/2019 - 01:13
Available online 20 April 2019 Author(s): Ahmed Abdel-Hameid Ahmed, Nagah Mohammed Saad Maharik, Antonio Valero, Sahar Mahmoud KamalAbstractStaphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is one of the most concerning foodborne pathogens due to its ability to produce wide varieties of heat-stable enterotoxins. Hence, this study was designed to investigate the prevalence of the enterotoxigenic S. aureus strains...
Mon, 04/22/2019 - 01:13
Available online 20 April 2019 Author(s): Marco Grossi, Rosa Palagano, Alessandra Bendini, Bruno Riccò, Maurizio Servili, Diego Luis García-González, Tullia Gallina ToschiABSTRACTNutritional and healthy values are well known properties of virgin olive oil (VOO). The product quality, in terms of belonging to a specific quality grade (extra virgin, virgin, lampante), is defined by a set of chemical...
Mon, 04/22/2019 - 01:13
Available online 20 April 2019 Author(s): Xueran Mei, Xiwen Zhai, Changwei Lei, Xiaolan Ye, Zhuangzhuang Kang, Xuan Wu, Rong Xiang, Yulong Wang, Hongning WangAbstractSalmonella strains are major foodborne pathogens for the animals and humans, presenting a significant threat to food safety and public health worldwide. The rapid and accurate diagnosis of Salmonella infection is required for...
Mon, 04/22/2019 - 01:13
Available online 20 April 2019 Author(s): Felix Rabeler, Jacob Lercke Skytte, Aberham Hailu FeyissaAbstractConsumers first assess the quality of roasted chicken meat by its appearance. However, studies that evaluate the color changes during thermal processing are lacking. The aim of this work was, therefore, to develop a mathematical model that can predict the lightness (L*) changes of chicken...
Mon, 04/22/2019 - 01:13
Publication date: Available online 19 April 2019 Environmental ResearchAuthor(s): Jyotsana Mehta, Sarita Dhaka, Ashok K. Paul, Siddavattam Dayananda, Akash DeepAbstractThe hexahistidine-tagged organophosphorus hydrolase (OPH6His) has been immobilized on a Zr-MOF, namely UiO-66-NH2. The resulting enzyme-MOF composite was used as a carrier to facilitate the hydrolysis of an organophosphate...
Mon, 04/22/2019 - 01:13
Publication date: Available online 19 April 2019 Environmental ResearchAuthor(s): Andreas Tornevi, Johan Sommar, Panu Rantakokko, Agneta Åkesson, Carolina Donat-Vargas, Hannu Kiviranta, Olov Rolandsson, Lars Rylander, Maria Wennberg, Ingvar A. BergdahlAbstractBackgroundPersistent organic pollutants (POPs) have been associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D), but causality is uncertain.ObjectiveWithin...
Mon, 04/22/2019 - 01:13
Publication date: Available online 27 March 2019 Environmental ResearchAuthor(s): Lina Casadó, Juan Pedro Arrebola, Andrés Fontalba, Araceli MuñozAbstractBackgroundHexachlorobenzene (HCB: C₆Cl₆) is a persistent, bioaccumulative chemical formerly used worldwide in pesticide mixtures but also produced as a by-product in the chemical and metallurgical industry. Despite current international...
Mon, 04/22/2019 - 01:13
Publication date: Available online 25 December 2018 Environmental ResearchAuthor(s): Herman J. Gibb, Aaron Barchowsky, David Bellinger, P. Michael Bolger, Clark Carrington, Arie H. Havelaar, Shilpi Oberoi, Yu Zang, Keri O’Leary, Brecht DevleesschauwerAbstractThe impact of foodborne metals on the burden of disease has been largely overlooked, in comparison to the attention on acute diseases...
Mon, 04/22/2019 - 01:13
Available online 19 April 2019 Author(s): S. Sivakumar, T. Raja Swaminathan, R. Anandan, N. KalaimaniAbstractThe lack of shrimp cell lines and difficulty in establishing shrimp cell culture systems, with an appropriate medium is a major concern in the aquaculture sector. The present study attempts to address this issue by developing an in vitro cell culture system from various tissues (hemocytes...
Mon, 04/22/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 233: Structural Insights to the Heterotetrameric Interaction between the Vibrio parahaemolyticus PirAvp and PirBvp Toxins and Activation of the Cry-Like Pore-Forming Domain Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11040233 Authors: Shin-Jen Lin Yi-Fan Chen Kai-Cheng Hsu Yun-Ling Chen Tzu-Ping Ko Chu-Fang Lo Han-Ching Wang Hao-Ching Wang Acute hepatopancreatic...
Mon, 04/22/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 232: Clostridium perfringens Delta-Toxin Damages the Mouse Small Intestine Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11040232 Authors: Soshi Seike Masaya Takehara Keiko Kobayashi Masahiro Nagahama Clostridium perfringens strains B and C cause fatal intestinal diseases in animals. The secreted pore-forming toxin delta-toxin is one of the virulence factors of the strains, but...
Mon, 04/22/2019 - 00:00
Abstract Miang is a traditional fermented tea made from fermentation of Assam tea leaves with mixed microbial culture involving lactic acid bacteria and yeast. Miang has important bioactive benefits such as antioxidant and antimicrobial activity with relevance to health benefits. Miang is categorized into two processes; filamentous fungi growth-based (FFP) and non-filamentous...
Sun, 04/21/2019 - 01:12
Available online 19 April 2019 Author(s): Yufei Wang, Yuehua Ke, Cuijuan Duan, Xueping Ma, Qinfang Hao, Lijie Song, Xiaojin Guo, Tao Sun, Wei Zhang, Jing Zhang, Yiwen Zhao, Zhijun Zhong, Xiaoli Yang, Zeliang ChenAbstractBrucella species are the causative agents of brucellosis, a worldwide zoonotic disease that affects a broad range of mammals and causes great economic losses. Small regulatory...
Sun, 04/21/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 231: CesH Represses Cereulide Synthesis as an Alpha/Beta Fold Hydrolase in Bacillus cereus Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11040231 Authors: Shen Tian Hairong Xiong Peiling Geng Zhiming Yuan Xiaomin Hu Cereulide is notorious as a heat-stable emetic toxin produced by Bacillus cereus and glucose is supposed to be an ingredient supporting its formation. This study...
Sat, 04/20/2019 - 09:33
Abstract Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) inhabits a wide range of hosts, including poultry, and causes acute gastroenteritis in humans that may result in death. Superoxide dismutase (SOD) is an important antioxidant enzyme present in nearly all living cells exposed to oxygen. Recently, we reported the novel roles of SOD in serum resistance and biofilm formation in S....
Sat, 04/20/2019 - 01:12
Available online 17 April 2019 Author(s): Takashi Nishiyama, Tominari Kobayashi, Suljid Jirintai, Isao Kii, Shigeo Nagashima, Putu Prathiwi Primadharsini, Tsutomu Nishizawa, Hiroaki OkamotoAbstractHepatitis E, which is caused by hepatitis E virus (HEV), is generally a self-limiting, acute, and rarely fatal disease. It is sometimes fulminant and lethal, especially during pregnancy. Indeed, it...
Sat, 04/20/2019 - 00:00
Abstract Sanguisorba officinalis L., one kind of perennial plants, has been widely distributed in southern Europe, northern Africa and China. The objective of the present work was to evaluate the antibacterial captivities of polyphenolic extract (PE) of S. officinalis L. on five pathogenic bacteria, including Gram-negative bacteria (Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium)...
Fri, 04/19/2019 - 17:00
Xuzheng Shan, Shengjie Lai, Hongxiu Liao, Zhongjie Li, Yajia Lan, Weizhong Yang Background From 2013 to 2017, more than one thousand avian influenza A (H7N9) confirmed cases with hundreds of deaths were reported in mainland China. To identify priorities for epidemic prevention and control, a risk assessing framework for subnational variations is needed to define the epidemic potential of A (H7N9...
Fri, 04/19/2019 - 11:19
Abstract Aims The aim of this study was to develop a multiplex touchdown PCR (multiplex TD‐PCR) for rapid and simultaneous detection of four major foodborne pathogens to avoid mispriming and unwanted production during gene amplification. Touchdown PCR is the modified form of standard PCR, which enhances specificity, sensitivity. Methods and Results For this reason, a multiplex TD‐PCR assay...
Fri, 04/19/2019 - 01:12
Publication date: Available online 17 April 2019Source: Author(s): Lucian Del Fabbro, Cristiano Ricardo Jesse, Marcelo Gomes de Gomes, Carlos Borges Filho, Franciele Donato, Leandro Cattelan Souza, André Rossito Goes, Ana Flásvia Furian, Silvana Peterini BoeiraAbstractThe mycotoxin zearalenone (ZEA) has strong estrogenic effects and elicits reproductive toxicity. Chrysin is a natural flavonoid...
Fri, 04/19/2019 - 00:00
Abstract Mismatches between template sequences and reverse transcription (RT) or polymerase chain reaction (PCR) primers can lead to underestimation or false negative results during detection and quantification of sequence-diverse viruses. We performed an in silico inclusivity analysis of a widely used RT-PCR assay for detection of hepatitis A virus (HAV) in food, described in...
Thu, 04/18/2019 - 11:01
Lytic bacteriophages (or phages) drive bacterial mortality by elaborating exquisite abilities to bind, breach, and destroy bacterial cell membranes and subjugate critical bacterial cell functions. These antimicrobial activities make phages ideal candidates to serve as, or provide sources of, biological control measures for bacterial pathogens. In this study, we isolated the Myoviridae phage...
Thu, 04/18/2019 - 11:01
Different Bacillus species with PGPR (plant growth-promoting rhizobacterium) activity produce potent biofungicides and stimulate plant defense responses against phytopathogenic fungi. However, very little is known about how these PGPRs recognize phytopathogens and exhibit the antifungal response. Here, we report the antagonistic interaction between Bacillus subtilis and the phytopathogenic fungus...
Thu, 04/18/2019 - 10:31
Graphical abstract of low‐salt solid‐state fermentation of Yunnan oil furu. Summary The effect of reducing salt on the microflora, enzymatic activity and structural, textural and sensory properties of Yunnan oil furu was studied. Oil furu with different salt content, including 11 (control), 9%, 7% and 5%, were prepared. The results showed that lower salt increased fungus and lactic acid...
Thu, 04/18/2019 - 10:31
Application of orange lipases for plant oil biotransformation to increase biological activities. Summary The aim of this study was to show that abundant and inexpensive plant oils can be biotransformed to increase biological activity (antioxidant, antimicrobial and cytotoxicity) through hydrolysis reaction catalysed by lipases. We tested homemade and commercial lipases through the...
Thu, 04/18/2019 - 10:31
The effect of pressure, extraction time and ethanol concentration on some bioactive compounds extraction from yellow prickly pear peels was measured. The ethanol concentration showed the highest impact, followed by high pressure and then by the extraction time. The models developed by RSM showed high correlations, good fitting and adequacy to describe the experimental data. Summary The main...
Thu, 04/18/2019 - 10:31
Pomegranate peel is rich in polyphenols which are known to have antibacterial and antifungal properties. Summary Pomegranate peel (PoP) is a byproduct of the fruit juice processing industry, comprising nearly 30–40% of fruit portion. PoP is rich in polyphenols (phenolic acids, tannins and flavonoids particularly anthocyanins) which are known to have diverse biological functions including...
Thu, 04/18/2019 - 10:05
Listeria monocytogenes is one of the most common foodborne pathogens. Poultry meat and products are of the main vehicles of pathogenic strains of L. monocytogenes for human. Poultry products are part of the regular diet of people and, due to nutrient content, more content of protein, and less content of fat, gain more attention. In comparison with red meat, poultry meat is more economical. So, it...
Thu, 04/18/2019 - 01:13
Available online 16 April 2019 Author(s): Wenxin Liu, Chaowen Yuan, Liguo Zhang, Yufei FengAbstractThe objective of this study was to establish a novel isothermal amplification method for detection of heat-labile enterotoxin (LT-I)-producing Escherichia coli. Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP), cross-priming amplification (CPA), and isothermal multiple-self-matching-initiated...
Thu, 04/18/2019 - 01:13
Available online 16 April 2019 Author(s): Janna Cropotova, Revilija Mozuraityte, Inger Beate Standal, Turid RustadAbstractThe aim of this study was to assess lipid oxidation development in sous-vide cooked Atlantic mackerel during chilled storage by fluorescence microscopy coupled with chemical, physical and data analysis methods. Sous vide-cooking at 70°C and 80°C for 10 and 20 minutes was...
Thu, 04/18/2019 - 01:13
Publication date: Available online 16 April 2019 Innovative Food Science & Emerging TechnologiesAuthor(s): Clarissa Detomi de Albuquerque, Sébastien Curet, Lionel BoillereauxAbstractThis study coupled a 3D-CFD and heat transfer finite elements model with the microbial inactivation approach proposed by Geeraerd, Herremans, and Van Impe (2000). The CFD-heat transfer model was developed using...
Thu, 04/18/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 229: Dehydrocrenatidine Inhibits Voltage-Gated Sodium Channels and Ameliorates Mechanic Allodia in a Rat Model of Neuropathic Pain Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11040229 Authors: Fang Zhao Qinglian Tang Jian Xu Shuangyan Wang Shaoheng Li Xiaohan Zou Zhengyu Cao Picrasma quassioides (D. Don) Benn, a medical plant, is used in clinic to treat inflammation, pain...
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 20:00
Salmonella enterica Growth Conditions Influence Lettuce Leaf Internalization Yulia Kroupitski1, Rachel Gollop1, Eduard Belausov2, Riky Pinto1 and Shlomo Sela (Saldinger)1* 1Microbial Food-Safety Research Unit, Department of Food Science, Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, Rishon LeZion, Israel 2Confocal Microscopy Unit, Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural...
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 20:00
Antimicrobial Resistance, Virulence Determinants, and Biofilm Formation of Enterococcus Species From Ready-to-Eat Seafood Etinosa O. Igbinosa1,2* and Abeni Beshiru1 1Applied Microbial Processes and Environmental Health Research Group, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria 2Sustainable Development Office, University of Benin, Benin...
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 20:00
The serious human pathogen, E. coli serotype O157:H7, continues to gain antibiotic resistance, posing a public health threat. While this serotype’s genome has been sequenced, the role of 25% of its genes remains ...
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:29
Abstract The present study quantitatively analyzed the occurrence of antibiotic residues in 524 milk samples (492 raw milk samples from dairy farms and 32 commercial milk samples) from Punjab, India using high‐performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Tetracyclines, sulphonamides, fluoroquinolones (commonly used in veterinary practice in Punjab), and chloramphenicol (banned in food animals in...
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 09:15
Abstract Commercial fermentation for bulk preservation of cucumbers relies on natural microbiota and approximately 1 M sodium chloride (NaCl) brines, resulting in large volumes of high‐salt wastewater. An alternative process utilizing 0.1 M calcium chloride (CaCl2) as the only salt was developed to eliminate NaCl from fermentation brines for reduced environmental impact. This study determined the...

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