Research Publications from Peer-Reviewed Journals

The Research Publications track research that is published across national and international peer-reviewed journals. The most recent articles are available ahead of print and searchable by Journal Title, Subject, USDA Grant Funding Agencies or FDA Grant Funding Agencies. The research publications are tracked across five subject areas: Bacterial Pathogens, Chemical Contaminants, Natural Toxins, Parasites, and Viruses.

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Mohaddeseh Abouhosseini Tabari, Arash Rostami, Aref Khodashenas, Filippo Maggi, Riccardo Petrelli, Cristiano Giordani, Léon Azefack Tapondjou, Fabrizio Papa, Yanting Zuo, Kevin Cianfaglione, Mohammad Reza YoussefiAbstractIn this work, the essential oils (EOs) from Litchi chinensis, Clausena anisata, Heracleum sphondylium, Pimpinella anisum, Lippia alba, Crithmum maritimum and Syzygium...
Tue, 02/18/2020 - 03:20
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Author(s): Min Gong, Zhilei Zhou, Yongjian Yu, Shuangping Liu, Shenghu Zhu, Dongzhen Jian, Pengjing Cui, Fang Zhong, Jian MaoAbstractAs an acidic system, Chinese traditional vinegar is rich in amino acids and sugars for the readily formation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) and furfural (F). The levels of HMF and F in Chinese vinegars from different regions were analyzed and discussed. F ranged...
Tue, 02/18/2020 - 03:18
In recent decades multiple subtypes (i.e., H9N2, H5N1, and H7N9) of avian influenza virus (AIV) have become widespread in China, which has caused enormous economic losses and posed considerable threats to public health. In this review, with the aim to provide insights into and guidelines for the control of AIV spread in China and globally in the future, we analyzed the reasons why AIV has...
Tue, 02/18/2020 - 03:18
High prevalences of Cryptosporidium and Giardia were recently found in enteric illness patients in the Qikiqtaaluk region of Nunavut, Canada, with a foodborne, waterborne or animal source of parasites suspected. Clams (Mya truncata) are a commonly consumed, culturally important and nutritious country food in Iqaluit; however, shellfish may concentrate protozoan pathogens from contaminated waters...
Tue, 02/18/2020 - 03:18
A novel dairy product, namely “chocolate cheese”, was produced with two typical Sicilian food products: Pecorino cheese, processed from ewe's milk, and Modica chocolate. The cheese, manufactured with 0%, 5%, 10%, and 15% (w/w) solid or molten chocolate, was evaluated after 0, 2, 4, and 6 weeks of vacuum storage for its nutritional and health properties. The addition of chocolate reduced the pH,...
Tue, 02/18/2020 - 03:17
Head cheese is made from pork slaughter by‐products being important for the industry providing additional value to raw pork meat. The microbiological quality and physicochemical characteristics were evaluated, and the multivariate analysis was used to investigate the correlation between composition, texture, and color profile of head cheeses. Although high water activity and pH were observed, all...
Tue, 02/18/2020 - 03:17
Deoxynivalenol (DON) has drawn global attention because of its prevalence and significant effects on human or animal health. Biological remedies for DON have been developed from preharvest to postharvest. Applying microbes, including bacteria, fungi (yeast and molds), and enzymes, results in inhibited synthesis, structural destruction, or adsorption of DON. DON can be degraded into masked forms...
Tue, 02/18/2020 - 03:15
In the present study, the antimicrobial and the insect repellent activity of 16 botanical extracts obtained by supercritical CO2 (SCF) extraction were evaluated. The present investigation was conducted as there is a necessity for exploration of natural botanical extracts that target both stored product insects and microbes. The antimicrobial activity was studied by disc diffusion and broth...
Tue, 02/18/2020 - 03:14
In the Gram-negative bacterium Aeromonas hydrophila, N-acyl homoserine lactone (AHL)-mediated quorum sensing (QS) influences pathogenicity, protein secretion, and motility. However, the catalytic mechanism of AHL biosynthesis and the structural basis and substrate specificity for AhyI members remain unclear. In this study, we cloned the ahyI gene from the isolate A. hydrophila HX-3, and the...
Mon, 02/17/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): M. CiecierskaAbstractLevels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in cocoa beans of several varieties originating from different countries and their derived products from one technological line were examined. PAHs analysis was performed using HPLC–FLD/DAD and confirmed by GC–MS. Significant differences in total 19 PAHs contents between raw cocoa beans of different varieties and...
Mon, 02/17/2020 - 03:17
Assays to evaluate killing of Listeria monocytogenes by the protozoan Tetrahymena pyriformis were developed. Listeria were killed at an exponential rate for the first 4 hr of coculture with Tetrahymena. Nineteen diverse strains of Listeria were equally susceptible to killing by Tetrahymena. Tetrahymena phagocytized and killed both planktonic and adherent Listeria. Abstract Bactivory by protozoa...
Mon, 02/17/2020 - 03:16
Big data analysis has found applications in many industries due to its ability to turn huge amounts of data into insights for informed business and operational decisions. Advanced data mining techniques have been applied in many sectors of supply chains in the food industry. However, the previous work has mainly focused on the analysis of instrument‐generated data such as those from hyperspectral...
Mon, 02/17/2020 - 03:14
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of electron beam (EB) irradiation dosage on the physical and structural properties of kafirin-quercetin (KQ) films for packaging cod (Gadus morhua) fillets during cold storage at 4 °C. The results showed that irradiation significantly increased mechanical and thermal properties of KQ films, while decreased water vapor permeability, water...
Sun, 02/16/2020 - 03:40
Author(s): José Eudes Gomes Pinheiro, Caroline Silveira Martinez, Paola Zambelli Moraes, José Eduardo Stasiaki, Maria Elisa Trost, Dalton Valentim Vassallo, Fernando Barbosa, Franck Maciel Peçanha, Francielli Weber Santos Cibin, Marta Miguel, Giulia Alessandra WiggersAbstractHere, we investigated the ability of an egg white hydrolysate (EWH) to counteract the reproductive toxic effects induced by...
Sun, 02/16/2020 - 03:39
Author(s): Junhong Liu, Zhujian Huang, Ziying Chen, Jie Sun, Yuhan Gao, Enya WuAbstractNowadays lead pollution in water becomes more challenging since the emission of automobile exhaust dust and the wastewater of several lead-manufacture industries. In this study, piggery sludge was utilized to prepare biochar and modified with thiourea to achieve highly efficient wastewater Pb(II) removal. The...
Sun, 02/16/2020 - 03:36
Author(s): Qi Sun Data analysis, Jianmei Li, Ying Sun, Qiao Chen, Lei Zhang, Tao LeAbstractCinnamaldehyde (CIN) is a promising replacement for chemical synthetic preservatives, which has exhibited effective antimicrobial activities in food applications. In this study we examined the antifungal efficiency of CIN against Aspergillus niger in vitro. In addition, we explored its mode of action and...
Sun, 02/16/2020 - 03:36
Author(s): Paula Sol Pok, Víctor Alonso García Londoño, Sebastián Vicente, Stella Maris Romero, Ana Pacín, Marcela Tolaba, Stella Maris Alzamora, Silvia Liliana ResnikAbstractIn this study, the effects of citrus flavonoids naringin (NAR), neohesperidin (NEO) and quercetin (QUER) on aflatoxins accumulation by a selected Aspergillus parasiticus strain in maize at 0.95 aw were studied by response...
Sun, 02/16/2020 - 03:36
Author(s): Yuting Huang, Dongmei Wang, Wen Liu, Lu Zheng, Yixu Wang, Xuke Liu, Meikun Fan, Zhengjun GongAbstractRhodamine B (RhB), which is vividly colored, although illegal and potentially carcinogenic, has been reported widely as present in various foods, including chili powder, preserved plums, sausage and sweets, presenting a significant health risk. In this work, solid-phase extraction (SPE...
Sun, 02/16/2020 - 03:36
Author(s): Jie Liu, Sumedha Gunewardena, Julia Yue Cui, Curtis D. Klaassen, Brian N. Chorley, J. Christopher CortonAbstractArsenic is a known human carcinogen. Early-life exposure to inorganic arsenic induces tumors in humans and in C3H mice. We hypothesized that arsenic exposure in utero may induce epigenetic changes at the level of DNA methylation and miRNA alterations that could lead to...
Sun, 02/16/2020 - 03:35
Author(s): Fatih Mehmet Kandemir, Serkan Yıldırım, Sefa Kucukler, Cuneyt Caglayan, Ekrem Darendelioğlu, Muhammet Bahaeddin DortbudakAbstractAcrylamide (ACR) is a heat-induced carcinogen substance that is found in some foods due to cooking or other thermal processes. The aim of present study was to assess the probable protective effects of morin against ACR-induced hepatorenal toxicity in rats....
Sun, 02/16/2020 - 03:33
Author(s): Jasmien Vandeputte, An Martel, Gunther Antonissen, Marc Verlinden, Lieven De Zutter, Marc Heyndrickx, Freddy Haesebrouck, Frank Pasmans, An GarmynAbstractOral administration of antibodies is a promising strategy against various infectious diseases. Previously, it was demonstrated that passive immunization by providing hyperimmune egg yolk through the feed reduces Campylobacter jejuni...
Sun, 02/16/2020 - 03:23
Citreoviridin (CTV) is a mycotoxin that is produced by Aspergillus terreus, Eupenicillium ochrosalmoneum and Penicillium citreonigrum, and CTV has been detected in a wide range of cereal grains throughout the world. Furthermore, it is especially a serious problem in regions where rice is consumed as a staple food. Moreover, CTV is a well-known yellow rice toxin, and outbreaks of beriberi have...
Sun, 02/16/2020 - 03:22
Food safety problems pose a great threat to the health of consumers with the greatest burden in developing countries. Street-vended foods play a key role in providing many urban dwellers with cheap, nutritious, and accessible food, but when prepared in an unhygienic and unregulated environment, they could contribute to increased food safety burden. The study investigated the microbiological...
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:25
Winter dormancy of temperate zone perennial plant species is commonly released by chilling temperature. If the duration of the cold weather is not adequate, plant growth becomes disorganized leading to reduced growth, spread out flowering and fruit maturation and often reduced yield. In mild-winter regions, growers commonly resort to spraying their trees with chemicals such as hydrogen cyanamide...
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:25
by Terence Lee, Stanley Pang, Marc Stegger, Shafi Sahibzada, Sam Abraham, Denise Daley, Geoffrey Coombs, on behalf of the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance Background Over the last three decades, hospital adapted clonal complex (CC) 17 strains of Enterococcus faecium have acquired and exchanged antimicrobial resistance genes leading to the widespread resistance to clinically important...
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:25
by Samit Watve, Kelsey Barrasso, Sarah A. Jung, Kristen J. Davis, Lisa A. Hawver, Atul Khataokar, Ryan G. Palaganas, Matthew B. Neiditch, Lark J. Perez, Wai-Leung Ng Many bacteria use quorum sensing (QS) to regulate virulence factor production in response to changes in population density. QS is mediated through the production, secretion, and detection of signaling molecules called autoinducers (...
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:25
by Magnus Wang, Thiemo Braasch, Christian Dietrich The statistical power of studies for the assessment of side effects of toxicants on honeybees conducted according to current guidelines is often limited. A new test design and modified field methods have therefore been developed to decrease uncertainty and variability and to be able to detect small effects. The new test design comprises a...
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:24
Serratia marcescens is a facultatively anaerobic bacterium and the most recognized producer of the hydrophobic pigment prodigiosin. Previous work has shown that prodigiosin both increases ATP production during population lag phase and approximately doubles the stationary-phase cell yield. Here, we employed both batch and chemostat culture methods to investigate prodigiosin’s role during high rate...
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:24
Author(s): María Jesús Gracia, Regina Lázaro, Consuelo Pérez-Arquillué, Rafael Pagán, Sergio Ramos, João Luis Garcia, Susana BayarriAbstractRaw and dry-cured meats have been identified as a potential source of Toxoplasma gondii infection for humans. The present study evaluated the efficacy of an alternative non-thermal food-processing treatment, high hydrostatic pressure, on the viability of T....
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:24
Author(s): Lalita RamakrishnanThirty years ago Stanley Falkow formulated molecular Koch’s postulates as a framework to help dissect the contribution of microbial genes to their pathogenicity (Box 1). Three years later, his advice led me to develop Mycobacterium marinum, a close genetic relative of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, as a model for tuberculosis pathogenesis. Here, I discuss insights into...
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:23
Author(s): Ryunkyoung Oh, Min Jeong Lee, Young-Ok Kim, Bo-Hye Nam, Hee Jeong Kong, Ju-Won Kim, Jung-yeon Park, Jung-Kil Seo, Dong-Gyun KimAbstractWe isolated and purified an antimicrobial peptide (AMP) from the mantle of the hard-shelled mussel, Mytilus coruscus. The peptide was purified through C18 reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography, and displayed antibacterial activity. Total...
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:23
Author(s): Glaydson S. dos Reis, Pascal S. Thue, Bogdan G. Cazacliu, Eder C. Lima, Carlos Hoffmann Sampaio, Marco Quattrone, Ekaterina Ovsyannikova, Andrea Kruse, Guillherme L. DottoAbstractConcrete slurry is an abundant, cheap, and commonly found waste all over the world where construction activities take place; concrete slurry, which is rich in calcium and metallic oxides, could be successfully...
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:23
Author(s): Dan Hai, Xingpeng Yin, Zhaoxin Lu, Fengxia Lv, Haizhen Zhao, Xiaomei BieAbstractSalmonella is considered one of the most important foodborne pathogens and is commonly associated with the consumption of eggs, chicken meat, chicken intestines and other animal products. Multidrug resistant (MDR) Salmonella strains are highly adaptive and have been responsible for several foodborne disease...
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Sankar Renu, Ninoshkaly Feliciano-Ruiz, Shristi Ghimire, Yi Han, Jennifer Schrock, Santosh Dhakal, Veerupaxagouda Patil, Steven Krakowka, Gourapura J. RenukaradhyaAbstractTo improve the innate and adaptive immune responses elicited by an inactivated swine influenza virus antigen (KAg)-loaded chitosan nanoparticles (CS NPs-KAg), we used the adjuvant, poly(I:C). The formulated CS NPs-KAg...
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Safoura Akbari-Alavijeh, Rezvan Shaddel, Seid Mahdi JafariAbstractNowadays, nanoencapsulation as a leading technique using nanostructures, can considerably enhance the bioavailability and durability of bioactive food components. For this purpose, chitosan as a bioactive polysaccharide has been widely utilized as carrier, due to its unique chemical and biological characteristics, for...
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Lucie Collineau, Brennan Chapman, Xu Bao, Branavan Sivapathasundaram, Carolee A. Carson, Aamir Fazil, Richard J. Reid-Smith, Ben A. SmithAbstractSalmonella Heidelberg resistant to ceftiofur (a third-generation cephalosporin antimicrobial agent) in broiler chicken products pose a risk to public health in Canada. The objective of this study was to assess the extent of that risk and to...
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:17
Acrylamide was not detected after high hydrostatic pressure (HHP) of four different table olive varieties (Azeitera, Carrasqueña, Conserva de Elvas, and Morisca). Hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol, oleuropein, procyanidin B1, catechin, vanillic acid, caffeic acid, syringic acid, epicatechin, p‐coumaric acid, and verbascoside were the most important phenols found in fresh olives and after HHP treatment. The...
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:17
Antibacterial packaging films were developed by incorporating tea polyphenol (TP) into corn distarch phosphate (CDP)/carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) films via solvent casting. Incorporation of TP had a great influence on the physical properties of the composite films. The prepared composite films were evaluated by scanning electron microscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and their...
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:17
The consumption of pesticide residues contaminated shiitakes resulted in important health issues in humans. This study evaluated the effects of classic household processing on six different pesticides used in shiitake culture, detailed in pesticide residue behavior and processing factors (PFs). Our results demonstrated that stir‐frying or frying reduced the residue levels of all six pesticides....
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:16
The caspase family proteins are aspartate‐specific cysteine proteases that transmit extracellular signals to cells, ultimately cause apoptosis and therefore play a key role in cellular immunity. In this study, we cloned and characterized three caspases from Chinese black sleeper (Bostrychus sinensis), Bscasp‐1, Bscasp‐8 and Bscasp‐9. Real‐time PCR analysis showed that Bscasp‐1, Bscasp‐8 and...
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:15
Twenty-eight transects in six urban rivers located in the Qianhai area of Baoan District, Shenzhen, China, were selected to study the contamination of heavy metals in its sediment, reveal the spatial distribution of heavy metals in these rivers, and assess the ecological risk of heavy metals in the urban river sediment. The result showed that the concentration of heavy metals displayed...
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:15
Pesticide loads and associated toxicity can be significantly reduced using integrated vegetated treatment systems, which remove moderately soluble and hydrophobic pesticides, but need a sorbent material to remove more soluble pesticides. Neonicotinoids such as imidacloprid are widely used insecticides, acutely toxic, and have been linked to a range of ecological effects. Laboratory experiments...
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:14
The increase in global warming has favored growth of a range of opportunistic environmental bacteria and allowed some of these to become more pathogenic to humans. Aeromonas hydrophila is one such organism. Surviving in moist conditions in temperate climates, these bacteria have been associated with a range of diseases in humans, and in systemic infections can cause mortality in up to 46% of...
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:14
Disease stresses caused by pathogenic microorganisms are increasing, probably because of global warming. Conventional technologies for plant disease control have often revealed their limitations in efficiency, environmental safety, and economic costs. There is high demand for improvements in efficiency and safety. Non-thermal atmospheric-pressure plasma has demonstrated its potential as an...
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:14
Invited review: Advances in nisin use for preservation of dairy products. By Ibarra-Sánchez et al., page 2041. Dairy products, in particular nonfermented products, are prone to contamination with foodborne pathogens, such as Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, and Salmonella spp. Nisin, a widely used antimicrobial, is effective in certain dairy products. In this review, we discuss the...
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:14
Knowledge of the genetic diversity detected among fungal species belonging to the genus Aspergillus is of key importance for explaining their important ecological role in the environment and agriculture. The current study aimed to identify Aspergillus species occurring in the rhizosphere of sugarcane in the South of Iran, and to investigate their mycotoxin profiles. One-hundred and twenty-five...
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:14
Mycotoxins are toxic fungal secondary metabolites that pose a major threat to the safety of food and feed. Mycotoxins are usually converted into less toxic or non-toxic metabolites through biotransformation that are often made by living organisms as well as the isolated enzymes. The conversions mainly include hydroxylation, oxidation, hydrogenation, de-epoxidation, methylation, glycosylation and...
Sat, 02/15/2020 - 03:14
Mebendazole is an anthelmintic drug used in cattle production. However, residues may occur in produced food and in excretions, jeopardizing population health. A method based on micellar liquid chromatography (MLC) was developed to determine mebendazole in dairy products (milk, cheese, butter, and curd) and nitrogenous waste (urine and dung) from bovine animals. Sample treatment was expedited to...
Fri, 02/14/2020 - 03:25
by Sergio Prada-Prada, Johanna Flórez-Castillo, Ana Farfán-García, Fanny Guzmán, Indira Hernández-Peñaranda The development of new antimicrobial peptides has become an attractive alternative to conventional antibiotics due to the increasing rates of microbial drug resistance. Ib-M corresponds to a family of cationic synthetic peptides, 20 amino acids in length, that have shown inhibitory effect...
Fri, 02/14/2020 - 03:25
by Agumas Shibabaw, Baye Gelaw, Wondwossen Gebreyes, Richard Robinson, Shu-Hua Wang, Belay Tessema Background The emergence of pre-extensively and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (Pre-XDR/XDR-TB) is the major hurdle for TB prevention and care programs especially in developing countries like Ethiopia. The less emphasis on universal access to laboratory techniques for the rapid diagnosis of...

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