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Thu, 03/17/2016 - 01:33
Publication date: Available online 16 March 2016 Author(s): B.N.P. Sah, T. Vasiljevic, S. McKechnie, O.N. Donkor The search for alternative therapeutics is on the rise due to the extensive increase in bacterial resistance to various conventional antibiotics and side effects of conventional cancer therapies. Bioactive peptides released from natural sources such as dairy foods by...
Thu, 03/17/2016 - 01:33
Publication date: Available online 16 March 2016 Author(s): Federica Giacometti, Lia Bardasi, Giuseppe Merialdi, Michele Morbarigazzi, Simone Federici, Silvia Piva, Andrea Serraino The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of different treatment conditions on microbiological indicators of donkey milk hygiene and their evolution during shelf life at 4 and 12°C from 3...
Thu, 03/17/2016 - 01:33
Publication date: Available online 16 March 2016 Author(s): E.M. Boerhout, A.P. Koets, J.C.M. Vernooij, T.G.T. Mols-Vorstermans, P.J.M. Nuijten, V.P.M.G. Rutten, J.J.E. Bijlsma, S.W.F. Eisenberg The associations of management parameters, herd characteristics, and individual cow factors with bovine mastitis have been subject of many studies. The present study aimed to evaluate...
Thu, 03/17/2016 - 00:00
Shiga toxins (Stxs) produced by Shiga toxin-producing bacteria Shigella dysenteriae serotype 1 and select serotypes of Escherichia coli are primary virulence factors in the pathogenesis of hemorrhagic colitis progressing to potentially fatal systemic complications, such as hemolytic uremic syndrome and central nervous system abnormalities. Current therapeutic options to treat patients infected...
Wed, 03/16/2016 - 17:00
Immacolata Porreca, Luisa Ulloa Severino, Fulvio D’Angelo, Danila Cuomo, Michele Ceccarelli, Lucia Altucci, Elena Amendola, Angela Nebbioso, Massimo Mallardo, Mario De Felice, Concetta Ambrosino Epidemiological and experimental data highlighted the thyroid-disrupting activity of bisphenol A (BPA). Although pivotal to identify the mechanisms of toxicity, direct low-dose BPA effects on thyrocytes...
Wed, 03/16/2016 - 01:43
Publication date: July 2016 , Volume 117 Author(s): Franco Van de Velde, Mary H. Grace, María Élida Pirovani, Mary Ann Lila The retentions of fresh strawberry individual phenolic compounds after fogging using an environmentally friendly sanitizer based on peracetic acid (PAA) (mixture of 5% peracetic acid and 20% hydrogen peroxide) were studied and modeled as a function of the...
Wed, 03/16/2016 - 00:00
Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin (CPE) is responsible for causing the gastrointestinal symptoms of several C. perfringens food- and nonfood-borne human gastrointestinal diseases. The enterotoxin gene (cpe) is located on either the chromosome (for most C. perfringens type A food poisoning strains) or large conjugative plasmids (for the remaining type A food poisoning and most, if not all, other...
Tue, 03/15/2016 - 17:08
Publication date: Available online 15 March 2016 Author(s): Stefanie Müller-Herbst, Stefanie Wüstner, Jan Kabisch, Rohtraud Pichner, Siegfried Scherer Sodium nitrite (NaNO2) is added as a preservative during raw meat processing such as raw sausage production to inhibit growth of pathogenic bacteria. In the present study it was shown in challenge assays that the addition of sodium...
Tue, 03/15/2016 - 12:01
Abstract Microbial biotransformations are major contributors to the arsenic biogeocycle. In parallel with transformations of inorganic arsenic, organoarsenicals pathways have recently been recognized as important components of global cycling of arsenic. The well-characterized pathway of resistance to arsenate is reduction coupled to arsenite efflux. Here we describe a new pathway of arsenate...
Tue, 03/15/2016 - 10:51
Abstract AimsTo characterize Staphylococcus aureus fecal isolates from people suspected to be infected with food poisoning by using antimicrobial susceptibility testing and molecular techniques. Methods and ResultsA total of 340 S. aureus isolates from 6,226 people suspected to be infected with food poisoning were identified and characterized by biochemical methods, antimicrobial susceptibility...
Tue, 03/15/2016 - 06:45
Publication date: July 2016 Source:LWT - Food Science and Technology, Volume 70 Author(s): Federica Saladino, Keliani Bordin, Lara Manyes, Fernando B. Luciano, Jordi Mañes, Mónica Fernández-Franzón, Giuseppe Meca Aflatoxins (AFs) are mycotoxins produced mainly by the molds Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus parasiticus and A. nomius. These mycotoxins are contaminants of cereals....
Tue, 03/15/2016 - 06:21
Abstract BACKGROUNDVibrio parahaemolyticus is an important gastroenteritis pathogen contaminating seafood in China. In this study, a total of 992 seafood samples from major hypermarkets in Shanghai were monitored for prevalence and burden of V. parahaemolyticus from January 2011 to December 2012. Additionally, appropriate probability distribution for describing V. parahaemolyticus concentrations...
Tue, 03/15/2016 - 01:42
Publication date: July 2016 , Volume 117 Author(s): Tongfei Lai, Ying Wang, Xuelian Bai, Qinqin Qi, Maojun Xu, Ting Zhou Pencillium expansum, the causal agent of blue mould rot, is one of the most destructive postharvest pathogens of pome fruit. It is also considered as the main source of the mycotoxin patulin which can lead to serious health problems. In the present study, the...
Mon, 03/14/2016 - 17:46
Abstract One of the main routes of exposure to inorganic arsenic (i-As) in humans is food, especially rice and rice-based products. There are certain groups of consumers that could be highly exposed to i-As. Maximum levels of i-As have been issued for infants and young children by the European Union, but perhaps other groups are also at risk. Sportspeople could be one of those groups, due to...
Sat, 03/12/2016 - 05:25
Publication date: July 2016 Source:LWT - Food Science and Technology, Volume 70 Author(s): Małgorzata Bodnar, Piotr Konieczka Selenium is an essential element in animals and humans. Diet supplementation with selenium-rich vegetables has better chemoprotective effect than Se (IV) and SeMet. The production of selenium-enriched vegetables requires a preliminary stage in soil preparation,...
Sat, 03/12/2016 - 02:50
Abstract AimsThe aim of this study was to evaluate which of the three mathematical models (Weibull, Geeraerd and Logistic) makes the best approximation for Hypericin based photosensitization bacterial inactivation. Methods and resultsThe inactivation of common food-borne pathogens Listeria monocytogenes and Bacillus cereus has been analysed. Three models, Weibull, Logistic and Geeraerd, have been...
Sat, 03/12/2016 - 02:36
Abstract AimTo identify core bacterial communities and volatile compounds and to investigate their relationships in Doubanjiang, a Chinese traditional red pepper paste. Methods and ResultsTwo main culture-independent methods, polymerase chain reaction-denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (PCR-DGGE) and MiSeq sequencing technique, were used to investigate bacterial composition. Headspace solid-...
Sat, 03/12/2016 - 01:25
Publication date: Available online 11 March 2016 Author(s): Megan C. Niederwerder, Crystal J. Jaing, James B. Thissen, Ada Giselle Cino-Ozuna, Kevin S. McLoughlin, Raymond R.R. Rowland On a world-wide basis, co-infections involving porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) are common and contribute to a range of polymicrobial...
Fri, 03/11/2016 - 20:44
Publication date: September 2016 , Volume 67 Author(s): Andressa Camargo Valese, Luciano Molognoni, Leandro Antunes de Sá Ploêncio, Flávia Gontijo de Lima, Luciano Valdemiro Gonzaga, Silvana Lima Górniak, Heitor Daguer, Fabiano Barreto, Ana Carolina Oliveira Costa A fast and simple method was developed to determine pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) in honey using liquid...
Fri, 03/11/2016 - 17:00
Disease prioritization exercises have been used several organizations to inform surveillance and control measures. Though most methodologies for disease prioritization are based on expert opinion, it is becoming more common to include different stakeholders in the prioritization exercise. This study was performed to compare the weighting of disease criteria, and the consequent prioritization of...
Fri, 03/11/2016 - 17:00
The minimum dose required to cause infection of Romney and Suffolk sheep of the ARQ/ARQ or ARQ/ARR prion protein gene genotypes following oral inoculation with Romney or Suffolk a sheep Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)-derived or cattle BSE-derived agent was investigated using doses ranging from 0.0005g to 5g. ARQ/ARQ sheep which were methionine (M) / threonine (T) heterozygous or T/T...
Fri, 03/11/2016 - 06:24
Summary Leptospirosis is considered the most widespread of zoonotic diseases. It was a notifiable disease in the United States until 1995 and was reinstated to the list of nationally notifiable diseases in 2014. During the time of national surveillance, Hawaii consistently led the nation in reported annual incidence rates. Leptospirosis has remained a reportable disease in Hawaii. Significant...
Thu, 03/10/2016 - 20:33
Publication date: September 2016 , Volume 67 Author(s): Édgar Pérez-Esteve, María Jesús Lerma-García, Ana Fuentes, César Palomares, José M. Barat A simple protocol for the extraction of vanillin and ethyl vanillin in cocoa powders, followed by analyte quantification using HPLC, has been proposed in this work. After optimizing both, extraction and separation conditions, both analytes...
Thu, 03/10/2016 - 20:33
Publication date: September 2016 , Volume 67 Author(s): Fan Li, Sheng Zuo, Pei Yu, Baoqing Zhou, Lijun Wang, Chengwei Liu, Hua Wei, Hengyi Xu Bacillus cereus is a major foodborne pathogen that can cause a type of diarrhea. Diarrheal syndrome results from the ingestion of food products contaminated with enterotoxin-producing B. cereus. This study investigated the presence of...
Thu, 03/10/2016 - 18:14
Publication date: July 2016 , Volume 117 Author(s): Jing Zhang, Ying Wang, Dao-Dong Pan, Jin-Xuan Cao, Xing-Feng Shao, Yin-Ji Chen, Yang-Ying Sun, Chang-Rong Ou The effect of different concentrations (0, 0.1 and 0.5%, v/v) of black pepper essential oil (BPEO) on thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), meat color, the percentage of metmyoglobin (MetMb%),...
Thu, 03/10/2016 - 09:18
Publication date: Available online 10 March 2016 Author(s): Xiao Xu, Xiaoning An Acrylamide is formed from reducing sugars and asparagine during the heating, however, the key precursor of acrylamide is not well understood. In order to certify key precursor of the acrylamide, the inhibitory mechanism of p-coumaric acid was studied in low-moisture Maillard model system. The qualitative...
Thu, 03/10/2016 - 01:24
Publication date: 29 February 2016 , Volume 184 Author(s): José Francisco Rivera-Benitez, Jazmín De la Luz-Armendáriz, Manuel Saavedra-Montañez, Miguel Ángel Jasso-Escutia, Ivan Sánchez-Betancourt, Armando Pérez-Torres, Julio Reyes-Leyva, Jesús Hernández, Atalo Martínez-Lara, Humberto Ramírez-Mendoza Porcine rubulavirus (PorPV) and swine influenza virus infection causes...
Thu, 03/10/2016 - 01:24
Publication date: 29 February 2016 , Volume 184 Author(s): Gaoling Wang, Bingtian Shi, Tao Li, Teng Zuo, Bin Wang, Wei Si, Jiuqing Xin, Kongbin Yang, Xuanlin Shi, Siguo Liu, Henggui Liu Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis (S. Enteritidis) is a major cause of food-borne illness around the world and can have significant health implications in humans, poultry and other...
Thu, 03/10/2016 - 01:24
Publication date: Available online 2 March 2016 Author(s): Andrea T. Feßler, Heike Kaspar, Cynthia J. Lindeman, Thomas Peters, Jeffrey L. Watts, Stefan Schwarz Cefoperazone is a third generation cephalosporin which is commonly used for bovine mastitis therapy. Bacterial pathogens involved in bovine mastitis are frequently tested for their susceptibility to cefoperazone. So far,...
Thu, 03/10/2016 - 01:24
Publication date: Available online 5 March 2016 Author(s): Xueyan Liu, Qing Liu, Kangpeng Xiao, Pei Li, Qiong Liu, Xinxin Zhao, Qingke Kong DNA vaccines are widely used to prevent and treat infectious diseases, cancer and autoimmune diseases; however, their relatively low immunogenicity is an obstacle to their use. In this study, we constructed a novel and universal DNA vaccine...
Thu, 03/10/2016 - 01:24
Publication date: 15 March 2016 , Volume 185 Author(s): G. Fichi, G. Cardeti, A. Cersini, C. Mancusi, M. Guarducci, G. Di Guardo, G. Terracciano During 2014, six loggerhead turtles, Caretta caretta and one green turtle, Chelonia mydas, found stranded on the Tuscany coast of Italy, were examined for the presence of specific bacterial and viral agents, along with their role as...
Thu, 03/10/2016 - 01:24
Publication date: 15 March 2016 , Volume 185 Author(s): Pimlapas Leekitcharoenphon, Sünje Johanna Pamp, Lars Ole Andresen, Frank M. Aarestrup The most common causative agent of exudative epidermitis (EE) in pigs is Staphylococcus hyicus. S. hyicus can be grouped into toxigenic and non-toxigenic strains based on their ability to cause EE in pigs and specific virulence genes have been...
Thu, 03/10/2016 - 01:24
Publication date: 15 March 2016 , Volume 185 Author(s): Alexandra Fetsch, Uwe Roesler, Britta Kraushaar, Anika Friese Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus (S.) aureus (MSSA) and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) are colonizers of skin and mucosa. In humans, MSSA and MRSA compete for colonization space in the anterior nares of pig farmers; however, it was also shown that MSSA/...
Thu, 03/10/2016 - 01:24
Publication date: 15 April 2016 , Volume 186 Author(s): Varun Dwivedi, Cordelia Manickam, Santosh Dhakal, Basavaraj Binjawadagi, Kang Ouyang, Jagadish Hiremath, Mahesh Khatri, Jacquelyn Gervay Hague, Chang Won Lee, Gourapura J. Renukaradhya Pigs are considered as the source of some of the emerging human flu viruses. Inactivated swine influenza virus (SwIV) vaccine has been...
Thu, 03/10/2016 - 01:24
Publication date: 15 April 2016 , Volume 186 Author(s): Maria Miarelli, Rosanna Drumo, Federica Signorelli, Cinzia Marchitelli, Silvia Pavone, Michele Pesciaroli, Jessica Ruggieri, Barbara Chirullo, Serena Ammendola, Andrea Battistoni, Giovanni L Alborali, Elisabetta Manuali, Paolo Pasquali Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) is an important...
Thu, 03/10/2016 - 01:24
Publication date: 15 April 2016 , Volume 186 Author(s): Francesco Bonfante, Alice Fusaro, Luca Tassoni, Livia Victoria Patrono, Adelaide Milani, Silvia Maniero, Annalisa Salviato, Calogero Terregino In 1979, an avian influenza virus of the H1N1 subtype began to circulate in European swine herds, rapidly replacing classical swine H1N1 viruses. Spill-back transmissions to...
Thu, 03/10/2016 - 01:24
Publication date: 15 April 2016 , Volume 186 Author(s): Qiyan Xiong, Jia Wang, Yan Ji, Bo Ni, Bixiong Zhang, Qinghong Ma, Yanna Wei, Shaobo Xiao, Zhixin Feng, Maojun Liu, Guoqing Shao Mycoplasma hyorhinis (M. hyorhinis) is a swine pathogen that is associated with various human cancers and contamination in cell cultures. However, no studies on the adhesion molecules of...
Thu, 03/10/2016 - 01:24
Publication date: 15 April 2016 , Volume 186 Author(s): Gusti N. Mahardika, Melina Jonas, Theresia Murwijati, Nur Fitria, I Nyoman Suartha, I Gusti A.A. Suartini, I Wayan Teguh Wibawan Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus of subtype H5N1 (AIV-H5N1) has been circulating in Indonesia since 2003. To understand the genetic diversity of these viruses, and to predict vaccine...
Thu, 03/10/2016 - 00:29
Publication date: Available online 9 March 2016 Author(s): Jeffrey D. Brewster, Moushumi Paul Centrifugation is widely used to isolate and concentrate bacteria from dairy products before assay. We found that more than 98% of common pathogenic bacteria added to pasteurized, homogenized, or pasteurized homogenized milk were recovered in the pellet after centrifugation, whereas less than 7...
Thu, 03/10/2016 - 00:29
Publication date: Available online 9 March 2016 Author(s): F. Kaynak-Onurdag, S. Okten, B. Sen Brucellosis is a worldwide zoonotic disease transmitted to humans by consumption of contaminated milk and milk products. Brucellosis is endemic in Turkey, and Edirne has a high Brucella prevalence. Brucellosis is prevented by live-attenuated vaccines for animals and the vaccination program...
Thu, 03/10/2016 - 00:29
Publication date: Available online 9 March 2016 Author(s): S. Johler, K. Zurfluh, R. Stephan Staphylococcal food poisoning is one of the most prevalent causes of foodborne intoxication worldwide. It is caused by ingestion of enterotoxins formed by Staphylococcus aureus during growth in the food matrix. Following a recall of barbecue cheese due to the detection of staphylococcal...
Wed, 03/09/2016 - 20:29
Publication date: September 2016 , Volume 67 Author(s): Fatemeh Farajzadeh, Ali Motamedzadegan, Seyed-Ahmad Shahidi, Shabnam Hamzeh The effect of a coating solution based mixture including gelatin and chitosan as natural preservatives was studied on the shelf-life of shrimp during 14 days at refrigerated condition. The coating increased the shelf-life of the shrimp by decreasing the...
Wed, 03/09/2016 - 19:17
Publication date: July 2016 Source:LWT - Food Science and Technology, Volume 70 Author(s): Franca Rossi, Giovanna E. Felis, Anita Martinelli, Biagio Calcavecchia, Sandra Torriani Fresh tofu is a traditional Asian soybean-derived food product which has become increasingly popular worldwide, however, little is known on its microbial ecology and the microbial groups that can cause its...
Wed, 03/09/2016 - 19:17
Publication date: July 2016 Source:LWT - Food Science and Technology, Volume 70 Author(s): V. Romero-Gil, F. Rodríguez-Gómez, A. Garrido-Fernández, P. García-García, F.N. Arroyo-López The present study focused on investigating a peculiar spoilage of traditional Aloreña de Málaga table olives characterized by the formation of whitish and soft regions on the olive surface. To...

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