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.

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Mar Costa-Hurtado, Emili Barba-Vidal, Jaime Maldonado, Virginia AragonAbstractAntimicrobials have been commonly used to control bacterial diseases in farm animals. The efficacy of these drugs deterred the development of other control measures, such as vaccines, which are currently getting more attention due to the increased concern about antimicrobial resistance. Glässer’s disease is...
Mon, 01/27/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Tooraj Mehdizadeh, Hossein Tajik, Ali Mojaddar Langroodi, Rahim Molaei, Alireza MahmoudianAbstractThe aim of the current study was to investigate the effects of pomegranate peel extract (PPE) and chitosan-starch (CH-S) composite film incorporated with Thymus kotschyanus essential oil (TEO) on the shelf-life of beef during storage period of 21 days at 4 °C. The physico-mechanical...
Mon, 01/27/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Han Zhongzh, Deng LimiaoAbstractAflatoxin is a highly toxic and carcinogenic substance with fluorescence characteristic. To explore the feasibility of detection the degree of aflatoxin contamination using hyperspectral imaging technology, we proposed a machine learning detection method based on support vector machine (SVM) combining band index and narrow band. First, five...
Mon, 01/27/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Anna PsaroulakiAbstractQ fever is an endemic disease in different parts of Greece. The current study aimed to investigate the prevalence of acute Q fever disease in Greece through the operation of the national reference centre for Q fever.A total of 5397 sera were received from febrile patients under the suspicion of Q fever infection during a 13 years period (2001-20013). A...
Mon, 01/27/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Xiaoniu Yu, Jianguo JiangAbstractThis paper proposes a green environment-friendly Bacillus subtilis to mineralize and consolidate waste incineration fly ash and heavy metal cations, and there is no harmful by-product in the mineralization process. Different phosphate products can be prepared, and are more stable than the microbially-induced carbonate precipitation (MICP) in nature....
Mon, 01/27/2020 - 03:18
In this paper, porous sandwich structure Fe3O4 nanoparticles coated by polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes and β‐cyclodextrin were prepared by surface polymerization using as the magnetic solid phase extraction adsorbent for the extraction and determination of carbaryl and carbofuran. The Fe3O4 nanoparticles coated with polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes and β‐cyclodextrin were characterized...
Mon, 01/27/2020 - 03:15
Deoxynivalenol (DON) is a highly abundant mycotoxin that exerts many adverse effects on humans and animals. Much effort has been made to control DON in the past, and bio-transformation has emerged as the most promising method. However, useful and effective application of bacterial bio-transformation for the purpose of inhibiting DON remains urgently needed. The current study isolated a novel DON...
Sun, 01/26/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Anna A. Bogush, Julia A. Stegemann, Qizhi Zhou, Zhiyong Wang, Bin Zhang, Tongsheng Zhang, Wensheng Zhang, Jiangxiong WeiAbstractCo-processing of industrial wastes as alternative raw materials in cement manufacture is an example of industrial symbiosis for improved material resource efficiency. Since co-processing introduces impurities from wastes, such as air pollution control residue...
Sun, 01/26/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Leonardo Acuña, Natalia Corbalan, Marcos Quintela-Baluja, Jorge Barros-Velázquez, Augusto BellomioAbstractBacteriocins are antimicrobial peptides synthesised ribosomally. One of the main drawbacks of bacteriocins as food biopreservative agents is their restricted action spectrum. To obtain a broad-spectrum bacteriocin-producing lactic acid bacterium, we engineered a fusion protein...
Sun, 01/26/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Mahmoud Ge. Zayda, Yoshimitsu Masuda, Ahmed M. Hammad, Ken-ichi Honjoh, Abdelrahman M. Elbagory, Takahisa MiyamotoAbstractWe investigated the characteristics of S. aureus isolates causing bovine subclinical mastitis (SCM), and their genetic relatedness with the isolates obtained from Egyptian cheese. Twenty-five S. aureus isolates were identified from 150 SCM milk and 75 cheese samples...
Sun, 01/26/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Priscila Liou, Angela Banda, Rachel B. Isaacs, Rosalee S. HellbergAbstractSeafood mislabeling has numerous consequences, including economic deception and food safety risks. The focus of this study was to investigate fish species labeling, use of acceptable market names, and Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) compliance for fresh fish fillets sold at grocery store seafood counters in...
Sun, 01/26/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): F. Guilayn, M. Benbrahim, M. Rouez, M. Crest, D. Patureau, J. JimenezAbstractDigestate valorization is a key challenge for the feasibility of Anaerobic Digestion plants. In this study, humic-like substances (HLS) extracted from two digestates (sewage sludge and manure) were used for the biostimulation of hydroponic cultures of Lactuca sativa (lettuce) at different doses and compared to...
Sun, 01/26/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Sara Ceballos, Carmen Aspiroz, Laura Ruiz-Ripa, Myriam Zarazaga, Carmen Torres, Spanish study group on clinical LA-MRSAAbstractLivestock-associated (LA) methicillin-resistant Staphyloccoccus aureus (MRSA) of lineage CC398 is an emerging clone causing human infections, although they are most commonly found in pigs. The aim of this study was to characterize the antimicrobial resistance...
Sun, 01/26/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Birson Ingti, Supriya Upadhyay, Monalisha Hazarika, Annie Bakorlin Khyriem, Deepjyoti Paul, Prithwis Bhattacharya, S.R. Joshi, Debajyoti Bora, Debadatta Dhar (Chanda), Amitabha BhattacharjeeAbstractA wide range of intrinsic Acinetobacter-derived cephalosporinases (ADC) along with other carbapenemases has now been detected in Acinetobacter baumannii leaving clinicians with few treatment...
Sun, 01/26/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Johannes Hamel, Yanchao Zhang, Nicole Wente, Volker KrömkerAbstractNon-S. aureus staphylococci (NAS) are the most frequently isolated pathogens from bovine milk and can cause intramammary infections (IMI). They can also be found in teat canals, on bovine skin and in cows’ environment, which may lead to unnoticed contamination of milk samples. The aim of this study was to investigate...
Sun, 01/26/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Elisabetta Razzuoli, Walter Vencia, Paola Modesto, Giulia Franzoni, Silvia Dei Giudici, Erica Parisi, Angelo Ferrari, Massimo AmadoriAbstractGut is often subject to infection by different pathogens like Y. enterocolitica. To date, biotypes (BTs) 1A have been considered as non-pathogenic, because they do not express plasmid of virulence pYV; however, BTs 1A strains present other...
Sun, 01/26/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Guanwei Gao, Hongping Chen, Jinxia Dai, Lili Jin, Yunfeng Chai, Li Zhu, Xin Liu, Chengyin LuAbstractA gas chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry method was developed for simultaneous determination of 38 polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in tea. Sample preparation was based on a dispersive solid phase extraction procedure through an extraction of target compounds. An appropriate amount...
Sun, 01/26/2020 - 03:20
Author(s): Kyle Ganz, Etsuko Yamamoto, Kate Hardie, Christine Hum, Hussein Hussein, Annie Locas, Marina SteeleAbstractA profile of the microbial safety of cheese in Canada was established based on the analysis of 2955 pasteurized and raw-milk cheeses tested under Canada's National Microbiological Monitoring Program (NMMP) and 2009 raw-milk cheeses tested under the Targeted Survey Program. 97.8%...
Sun, 01/26/2020 - 03:20
Author(s): J.L. Banach, H. van Bokhorst-van de Veen, L.S. van Overbeek, P.S. van der Zouwen, M.H. Zwietering, H.J. van der Fels-KlerxAbstractFresh leafy greens like lettuce can be consumed raw and are susceptible to food-borne pathogens if they become contaminated. Recently, the number of reported pathogenic foodborne outbreaks related to leafy greens has increased. Therefore, it is important to...
Sun, 01/26/2020 - 03:20
Author(s): Yuanyuan Zhang, Jiubin Chen, Wang Zheng, Ruoyu Sun, Shengliu Yuan, Hongming Cai, David Au Yang, Wei Yuan, Mei Meng, Zhongwei Wang, Yulong Liu, Jianfeng LiuAbstractRivers integrate natural and anthropogenic mercury (Hg), and are important vectors of terrestrial Hg to the oceans. Here, we report the total Hg concentration and Hg isotope compositions of dissolved load in the Pearl River,...
Sun, 01/26/2020 - 03:20
Author(s): Fei-li Li, Yuehua Qiu, Xinyang Xu, Feng Yang, Zhiwei Wang, Jianru Feng, Jiade WangAbstractLandscaping of sludge is a kind of recycling disposal, but the potential heavy metal risks limit its application. In this paper, the sludge soil was remediated by ryegrass, and the effect of ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA) was studied through pot experiments. Italian ryegrass was planted...
Sun, 01/26/2020 - 03:20
Author(s): Jingjing Zhang, Xinji Liu, Yitian Zhu, Linsheng Yang, Liang Sun, Rong Wei, Guimei Chen, Qunan Wang, Jie Sheng, Annuo Liu, Fangbiao Tao, Kaiyong LiuAbstractExtensive antibiotic exposure in the general population has been documented by bio-monitoring, but data regarding antibiotic burden across three generations in families living in the same household are lacking. We investigated the...
Sun, 01/26/2020 - 03:20
Author(s): Joseph K.C. TsuiAbstractBotulinum toxin (BoNT) has become a therapeutic agent for a large variety of medical conditions. It is a symptomatic treatment and in most cases requires repeat injections at regular intervals. The first session is crucial in establishing rapport between the physician and the patient to ensure a continuity of treatment on a long term basis. Since the clinical...
Sun, 01/26/2020 - 03:20
Author(s): Chris Boulias, Farooq Ismail, Chetan P. PhadkeAbstractIntroductionIn patients taking warfarin, the level of anticoagulation status using the International Normalized Ratio (INR) is one consideration before botulinum toxin type-A (BoNTA) injections; however, there is wide diversity in physician approaches and preferences in using INR status and the INR cut-off values to determine...
Sun, 01/26/2020 - 03:16
The aim of this study was to investigate if HtrA is responsible for differences in adherence and invasion of Campylobacter jejuni towards human and chicken cell lines. Gentamicin protection assays were performed with either human Caco‐2 or chicken 2G4 cells using C. jejuni strain NCTC11168 to compare the adhesion and invasion rates towards these two cell types. The results revealed significant...
Sun, 01/26/2020 - 03:16
Aim The current study was conducted to determine the incidence, antibiotic resistance and virulence genes of Vibrio strains isolated from ready‐to‐eat shrimps in Edo and Delta States, Nigeria. Methods and Results A total of 1440 ready‐to‐eat shrimp's samples were obtained from open markets from November 2016 to October 2017 and analysed using standard culture‐based procedures. Overall, our result...
Sun, 01/26/2020 - 03:16
A study was undertaken to develop a user‐friendly, software tool (ValT) for validation of predictive models based on the acceptable prediction zones (APZ) method. ValT was developed in Excel and was demonstrated using a newly developed growth model for Salmonella and chicken skin. The model provided acceptable predictions when the proportion (p) of residuals in the APZ was ≥ 0.70 and there were...
Sun, 01/26/2020 - 03:15
Agaricus bisporus, Cantharellus cibarius, Imleria badia, and Lentinula edodes are among the most popular species of edible mushrooms in Poland. These edible mushrooms are an important source of biologically active substances exhibiting beneficial (e.g., antioxidant, antitumor, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory) effects on the human body. The fruiting bodies of edible mushrooms are also a valuable...
Sun, 01/26/2020 - 03:13
Effects of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) on lipid peroxidation and glutathione system were investigated in chicken liver. In a three-week feeding trial, different doses (<1.0 μg/kg (control diet), 17.0 µg (diet A1), 92.0 µg (diet A2), and 182.0 µg (diet A3) AFB1 kg/feed) were used. Markers of lipid peroxidation, conjugated dienes and trienes showed higher values...
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:23
by Jamie L. Burgess, Heather B. Case, R. Alan Burgess, Nicholas E. Dickenson Type three secretion systems (T3SS) are complex nano-machines that evolved to inject bacterial effector proteins directly into the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells. Many high-priority human pathogens rely on one or more T3SSs to cause disease and evade host immune responses, underscoring the need to better understand the...
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:23
by Tania Henríquez, Juan Carlos Salazar, Massimiliano Marvasi, Ajit Shah, Gino Corsini, Cecilia S. Toro In recent years, multidrug resistance of Shigella strains associated with genetic elements like pathogenicity islands, have become a public health problem. The Shigella resistance locus pathogenicity island (SRL PAI) of S. flexneri 2a harbors a 16Kbp region that contributes to the multidrug...
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:22
Food safety study targeting university students from 24 Swedish universities. Experience of food safety education significantly showed more knowledge. Experience of food safety education indicated more optimal behavior. The foremost sources of food safety knowledge were family and friends. The project is conceptualized and performed by a National food safety network.
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Saeed Akhtar, Muhammad Riaz, Iqra Naeem, Yun Yun Gong, Amir Ismail, Majid Hussain, Kashif AkramAbstractSpices are an essential part of our food preparations and are considered a potential source of health-protective components. However, spices may also contain some toxic substances primarily aflatoxins and heavy metals. This study aimed to quantify the level of total aflatoxins and...
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Ganyu Gu, Samantha Bolten, Joseph Mowery, Yaguang Luo, Connor Gulbronson, Xiangwu NouAbstractChemical sanitizers are commonly used for fresh produce washing to reduce potential presence of foodborne pathogens and spoilage bacteria, and to prevent cross-contamination. In this study, we evaluated the susceptibility of foodborne pathogens, including Shiga-toxigenic Escherichia coli,...
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Xinlei Sun, Yaolin YiAbstractIncineration bottom ash (IBA) of municipal solid waste is a potential construction material for civil engineering. However, the possible leaching of trace heavy metals from IBA is a concern. Water washing is a simple and economic method to remove heavy metals from IBA. In order to optimize the water washing process of IBA, this study investigated the pH...
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:20
Author(s): Juan José Rodríguez-Bencomo, Vicente Sanchis, Inmaculada Viñas, Olga Martín-Belloso, Robert Soliva-FortunyAbstractPatulin is a toxic mycotoxin usually associated with apple products. Due to its unhealthy effects for humans, its content is regulated by the food safety authorities. The removal or degradation of this mycotoxin in contaminated apple juices has been studied with different...
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:20
Author(s): Waresi Tuersong, Li He, Tao Zhu, Xin Yang, Zongze Zhang, Awais Ali Ahmad, Wenda Di, Chunqun Wang, Caixian Zhou, Hui Liu, Jian Chen, Min HuAbstractHaemonchus contortus is one of the most important gastrointestinal nematodes of small ruminants around the world, seriously hampering the healthy development of the sheep industry. The control of this parasite mainly depends on anthelmintics...
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:20
Author(s): Jocelyn Medina-Gudiño, Andres Rivera-Garcia, Liliana Santos-Ferro, Juan C. Ramirez-Orejel, Lourdes T. Agredano-Moreno, Luis F. Jimenez-Garcia, David Paez-Esquiliano, Sandra Martinez-Vidal, Eduardo Andrade-Esquivel, Jose A. Cano-BuendiaAbstractNeutral Electrolyzed Water (NEW) was tested in vitro and on artificially contaminated eggs against Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica or...
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:19
Author(s): M.G. Hinojosa, A.I. Prieto, D. Gutiérrez-Praena, F.J. Moreno, A.M. Cameán, A. JosAbstractCylindrospermopsin (CYN) is a cyanotoxicant which occurrence is increasing due to climate change. Cylindrospermopsin is able to exert damage in the organism at several levels, among them, in the nervous system. Moreover, it is important to take into account that it is not usually present isolated...
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:19
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Author(s): Padmanabha Reddy Velugoti, Saurabh Kumar, Lalit Kumar Bohra, Vijay K. Juneja, Harshavardhan ThippareddiAbstractInhibition of Clostridium perfringens spore germination and outgrowth by buffered calcium, potassium, and sodium citrates (Ca-Cit, K-Cit, and Na-Cit, respectively) during exponential cooling of non-cured and cured pork was evaluated. Antimicrobials were added to a base...
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:17
Insects are considered edible food resources with sufficient nutrients, but their nutrient composition and safety evaluation have not been fully investigated yet. In this study, we investigated the nutrient composition and the acute and sub‐chronic toxicity of locust powder in male rats. In the acute oral toxicological experiment, rats were administered locust powder at a dose of 10 or 20 g/kg/...
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:17
A rapid and effective method was developed for the analysis of 39 pesticide residues in porcine meat with dual‐layer multi‐plug filtration cleanup and gas chromatography‐tandem mass spectrometry detection. The cleanup process was performed with columns packed with two layers, namely multi‐walled carbon nanotubes, C18 and anhydrous magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) as top layer, while mixture of florisil...
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:17
Scope Urolithin A (UA) is a gut‐derived metabolite from ellagic acid found in pomegranates, berries and nuts can down‐regulate cell proliferation and migration. Cell proliferation and cell motility require actin reorganization which is under control of ras‐related C3 botulinum toxin substrate 1 (Rac1) and p21 protein‐activated kinase 1 (PAK1). The present study explored whether Urolithin A can...
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:16
Kenaf is an ancient crop that is widely cultivated as a source of bast (phloem) fibers, the phytoremediation of heavy metal‐contaminated farmlands, and textile relevant compounds. Leaf shape played a unique role in kenaf improvement, due to the inheritance as a single locus and the association with fiber development in typical lobed‐leaf varieties. Here we report a high‐quality genome assembly...
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:16
Many pathogenic bacteria use different types of thermosensors to sense increased temperature once inside the host. In this review, we are describing the identification of protein, DNA and RNA thermosensors that took place around 20 years ago. In particular, we describe the events leading to the discovery of the prfA thermosensor in Listeria monocytogenes (depicted). Abstract An outstanding...
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:16
Teichoic acids are a diverse class of molecules on the surface of Gram‐positive bacteria known to play important roles in fitness, virulence and bacteriophage susceptibility. A significant level of structural and constitutional heterogeneity exists within the Listeria genus, and it is this variation which serves as a basis for serotyping. Here, we elaborate on recent findings in the Listeria...
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:16
While exposure to high levels of toxic metals such as cadmium and arsenic is only experienced in a handful of special habitats and ecosystems, Listeria and other Gram‐positive bacteria have evolved an impressively diverse array of genetic tools for acquiring enhanced tolerance to such metals. Here we summarize this fascinating collection of resistance determinants in Listeria monocytogenes and...
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:15
Exposure to air pollution is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Once the fine atmospheric particulate matter (FP) is inhaled, some of its compounds can pass through the lungs and reach the bloodstream where they can come into contact with immune cells. Exposure to FP particularly affects sensitive populations such as the elderly. Aging affects the immune system, making the elderly...
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:15
BACKGROUND Contamination of foods or environments by fungi, especially those resistant to conventional fungicides or drugs, represents a hazard to human health. The objective of this study is to identify safe, natural antifungal agents that can rapidly remove fungal pathogens or contaminants from food and/or environmental sources. RESULTS Fifteen antifungal compounds (nine benzo derivatives as...
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:15
Biofilm‐forming Bacillus species are often involved in persistent contamination and spoilage of dairy products. Therefore, they present a major microbiological challenge in the field of dairy food quality and safety. Due to a vast physiological versatility, Bacillus species can survive in various sections of dairy manufacturing plants, leading to high risk in product spoilage and potential...

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