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Mon, 02/05/2018 - 10:12
Summary Endolysins are bacteriophage-encoded peptidoglycan hydrolases that specifically degrade the bacterial cell wall at the end of the phage lytic cycle. They feature a distinct modular architecture, consisting of enzymatically active domains (EADs) and cell wall binding domains (CBDs). Structural analysis of the complete enzymes or individual domains is required for better understanding the...
Mon, 02/05/2018 - 09:26
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 88 Author(s): Cécile Palaric, Serge Pilard, Jean-Xavier Fontaine, Dominique Cailleu, François Mesnard, Tristan Renaud, Alain Petit, Roland Molinié A global analytical control of dietary supplements has become essential. In this field, additives containing amino acids (AAs) are of growing interest in the food industry. AAs are important in...
Mon, 02/05/2018 - 09:26
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 88 Author(s): Young-Sun Moon, Hyeong-Mi Kim, Hyang Sook Chun, Sung-Eun Lee Aflatoxins are naturally occurring carcinogens. Humans and animals, such as turkeys, are highly susceptible to aflatoxin-induced diseases. In this study, we investigated the inhibitory effects of 5 food additives on the growth and aflatoxin production in Aspergillus flavus...
Mon, 02/05/2018 - 09:26
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 88 Author(s): Yue Cui, Da Liu, Jinru Chen Contaminated vegetable seeds have been identified as a potential source of foodborne pathogens. This study was undertaken to observe the physiological behavior of various Salmonella enterica and enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) cells attached to different types of vegetable seeds during germination....
Mon, 02/05/2018 - 09:26
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 88 Author(s): Marie-Christine Combes, Thierry Joët, Philippe Lashermes Worldwide appreciated beverage, “Arabica” and “Robusta” coffee produced from Coffea arabica and C. canephora respectively, represents a high economical value product. Arabica coffee is generally sold at a higher price than Robusta coffee. As both intentional and accidental...
Mon, 02/05/2018 - 09:26
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 88 Author(s): Francisco José Pérez-Elortondo, Ronan Symoneaux, Iñaki Etaio, Cécile Coulon-Leroy, Isabelle Maître, Mario Zannoni Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) is part of the regulated quality schemes in the European Union (EU). Producers of PDO food products and wines have to present EU authorities a technical specification of their...
Mon, 02/05/2018 - 09:26
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 88 Author(s): Tainara Santos Oliveira, Luana Milen Varjão, Lis Nery Nunes da Silva, Rodrigo de Castro Lisboa Pereira, Ernesto Hofer, Deyse Cristina Vallim, Rogeria Comastri de Castro Almeida The aims of this study were to verify the occurrence of Listeria monocytogenes in chicken at industrial slaughterhouse, the presence of virulence genes...
Mon, 02/05/2018 - 01:19
Na Ling, Jumei Zhang, Chengsi Li, Haiyan Zeng, Wenjing He, Yingwang Ye, Qingping Wu
Mon, 02/05/2018 - 01:04
Publication date: Available online 4 February 2018 Author(s): Seda Özdikmenli Tepeli, Nükhet N. Demirel Zorba The aim of this study was to investigate the extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) and AmpC β-lactamase activities of Enterobacteriaceae isolated from raw milk and cheese production line and to determine the probability of transmitting these bacteria to consumers. One hundred...
Mon, 02/05/2018 - 01:04
Publication date: Available online 4 February 2018 Author(s): Shiyao Zhang, Sofie Piepers, Ruixue Shan, Lingjie Cai, Shuanglan Mao, Jiaqi Zou, Tariq Ali, Sarne De Vliegher, Bo Han Bovine mastitis is among the most prevalent and costly diseases of dairy animals and is caused by a variety of bacterial pathogens including Streptococcus dysgalactiae. However, comprehensive...
Mon, 02/05/2018 - 01:04
Publication date: Available online 4 February 2018 Author(s): S. Johler, G. Macori, A. Bellio, P.L. Acutis, S. Gallina, L. Decastelli Staphylococcus aureus is a common cause of food-borne intoxications. Several staphylococcal food poisoning outbreaks have been linked to consumption of raw milk cheeses and artisanal cheese production. However, information on Staph. aureus...
Mon, 02/05/2018 - 01:04
Publication date: Available online 4 February 2018 Author(s): P.R.F. Adkins, S. Dufour, J.N. Spain, M.J. Calcutt, T.J. Reilly, G.C. Stewart, J.R. Middleton The purpose of this study was to describe the prevalence and distribution of staphylococcal species on the teat and inguinal skin of dairy heifers across the various stages of the heifer life cycle. The cross-sectional study...
Mon, 02/05/2018 - 01:04
Publication date: Available online 4 February 2018 Author(s): S. Ali Naqvi, Jeroen De Buck, Simon Dufour, Herman W. Barkema Mastitis is the most prevalent and costly disease in dairy cattle worldwide, with implications for animal health and welfare as well as production and economics. Nonlactating heifers are an often-neglected group of animals concerning mastitis management, as they...
Mon, 02/05/2018 - 00:00
Abstract Palm sap sugar is a natural alternative sweetener that can be made from the sap/nectar of several species of palm tree flowers. In this work, a thorough investigation about the impact of chemical composition and physical properties of palm sugar on the formation of aroma and appearance of dark chocolate was carried out. Five sucrose–palm sugar blends with different palm...
Mon, 02/05/2018 - 00:00
Antifungal proproties of the probiotic culture supernatant (PCS) of three of probiotic bacterial strains; Bifidobacterium bifidum, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus plantarum was tested as antifungal against two mycotoxin producing fungi; Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus. The results revealed that the probiotic culture supernatant showed high antifungal activity either on...
Sun, 02/04/2018 - 23:05
Summary A randomized controlled trial (RCT) was carried to evaluate the effect of a feed additive on Campylobacter contamination of broilers reared in commercial conditions. Twenty-four broiler flocks naturally contaminated with Campylobacter were enrolled in the RCT: 12 were assigned to a control group (C) fed with a conventional finishing feed from 4 weeks of age to slaughter (around 35 days),...
Sun, 02/04/2018 - 06:08
Publication date: April 2018 , Volume 138 Author(s): Grihalakshmi Kakani, T. Matthew Taylor, Nanci E. Martínez-Gonzáles, M. Ofelia Rodriguez-García, Cristina Martinez-Cardenas, Hector B. Escalona-Buendia, Alejandro Castillo Prevention of plant-borne pest infestation necessitates use of phytosanitary procedures, as in the case of U.S.-imported mangoes. Supplementation of...
Sun, 02/04/2018 - 06:08
Publication date: May 2018 , Volume 139 Author(s): Natália Ferrão Castelo Branco Melo, Bruna Lúcia de MendonçaSoares, Katharina Marques Diniz, Camila Ferreira Leal, Darllety Canto, Miguel A.P. Flores, José Henrique da Costa Tavares-Filho, André Galembeck, Tania Lucia Montenegro Stamford, Thatiana Montenegro Stamford-Arnaud, Thayza Christina Montenegro Stamford Chitosan...
Sat, 02/03/2018 - 19:07
Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 73 Author(s): Oluwadara Oluwaseun Alegbeleye, Ian Singleton, Anderson S. Sant’Ana Foodborne illness resulting from the consumption of contaminated fresh produce is a common phenomenon and has severe effects on human health together with severe economic and social impacts. The implications of foodborne diseases associated with fresh produce have...
Sat, 02/03/2018 - 19:07
Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 73 Author(s): Ioannis-Angelos I. Thamnopoulos, Georgios F. Michailidis, Dimitrios J. Fletouris, Anastasia Badeka, Michael G. Kontominas, Apostolos S. Angelidis Propolis is a natural bee-product with documented antimicrobial properties in vitro. The objective of this study was to develop a protocol for adding propolis into milk and to...
Sat, 02/03/2018 - 19:07
Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 73 Author(s): Simone Decontardi, Célia Soares, Nelson Lima, Paola Battilani Penicillium and Aspergillus genera, both including mycotoxin producing species, were reported as associated to cheese and cheese working environment, but never studied in an extensive way in Italian grana cheese (Grana Padano and Parmigiano Reggiano). The aim of this...
Sat, 02/03/2018 - 19:07
Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 73 Author(s): Chris A. Whitehouse, Shenia Young, Cong Li, Chih-Hao Hsu, Gordon Martin, Shaohua Zhao Whole genome sequencing (WGS) has become a rapid and affordable tool for public health surveillance and outbreak detection. In this study, we used the Illuminia MiSeq® to sequence 589 Campylobacter isolates obtained in 2015 from retail poultry...
Sat, 02/03/2018 - 19:07
Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 73 Author(s): Tareq M. Osaili, Akram R. Alaboudi, Heba N. Al-Quran, Anas A. Al-Nabulsi Enterobacteriaceae family can contaminate fresh produce at any stage of production either at pre-harvest or post-harvest stages. The objectives of the current study were to i) identify Enterobacteriaceae species on iceberg lettuce, ii) compare the...
Sat, 02/03/2018 - 19:07
Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 73 Author(s): Caroline Vincent, Valentine Usongo, Chrystal Berry, Denise M. Tremblay, Sylvain Moineau, Khadidja Yousfi, Florence Doualla-Bell, Eric Fournier, Céline Nadon, Lawrence Goodridge, Sadjia Bekal Salmonella enterica serovar Heidelberg (S. Heidelberg) is one of the top serovars causing human salmonellosis. This serovar...
Sat, 02/03/2018 - 19:07
Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 73 Author(s): Marcelo Valle Garcia, Gilson Parussolo, Camila Brombilla Moro, Angélica Olivier Bernardi, Marina Venturini Copetti The aim of this study was to identify fungal species present in 200 samples of rosemary, fennel, cinnamon, clove, pepperoni, black and white pepper and oregano and evaluate the mycotoxigenic potential of the some...
Sat, 02/03/2018 - 14:50
Abstract Salmonella pathogenicity relies on virulence factors many of which are clustered within the Salmonella pathogenicity islands (SPIs). Salmonella also harbors mobile genetic elements such as virulence plasmids, prophage-like elements and antimicrobial resistance genes which can contribute to increase its pathogenicity. Here, we have genetically characterized a selected S. Typhimurium...
Sat, 02/03/2018 - 12:43
Publication date: March 2018 Food and Chemical Toxicology, Volume 113 Author(s): Bahareh Ghasemidehkordi, Ali Akbar Malekirad, Habibollah Nazem, Mohammad Fazilati, Hossein Salavati, Nabi Shariatifar, Mohammad Rezaei, Yadolah Fakhri, Amin Mousavi Khaneghah The current study was undertaken to determine the concentration of Hg and Pb in ten types of collected green leafy...
Sat, 02/03/2018 - 12:43
Publication date: March 2018 Food and Chemical Toxicology, Volume 113 Author(s): Ananditya Nugraha, Khusnul Khotimah, Ivonne M.C.M. Rietjens Aflatoxin B1 (AfB1) is a secondary fungal metabolite product widely found in many foodstuffs and considered a public health concern worldwide due to its genotoxicity and carcinogenicity. Tropical climate and inappropriate food safety practices in...
Sat, 02/03/2018 - 03:20
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 88 Author(s): Lijun Hu, Li M. Ma, Shimin Zheng, Xiaohua He, Thomas S. Hammack, Eric W. Brown, Guodong Zhang Salmonella ser. Enteritidis is a major public health concern worldwide. Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) is a novel simple, easy-to-operate detection technology that amplifies DNA with high speed, efficiency, and...
Sat, 02/03/2018 - 03:20
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 88 Author(s): Yujiao Wang, Jiyun Nie, Zhen Yan, Zhixia Li, Yang Cheng, Weixia Chang In this study, 16 mycotoxins were analyzed in ten kinds of dried fruits and nuts sampled from four climate zones in China. The results showed that all 16 mycotoxins were detected at a contamination frequency of 124/253. The most frequent mycotoxin category...
Sat, 02/03/2018 - 03:20
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 88 Author(s): Xiang Wang, Daqi Fu, Goran Fruk, Enxiu Chen, Xiaoshuan Zhang China is the world leader in peach production and export. Peaches are prone to rapid deterioration after harvest, especially when honey peach export chain always is longer and complex. Both traceability and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) are considered...
Sat, 02/03/2018 - 00:23
Publication date: Available online 3 February 2018 Author(s): M. Stevens, S. Piepers, K. Supré, S. De Vliegher The main objectives of this study were to quantify the consumption of antimicrobials on a convenience sample of dairy herds and to determine the association between herd-level antimicrobial consumption and inhibition zone diameters (IZD) of non-aureus staphylococci and...
Sat, 02/03/2018 - 00:00
Abstract This study reports on aflatoxin production and peanut (Bailey’s variety) quality, for four peanut pre-storage treatments; [(Raw clean (Raw-Cl), Raw inoculated with Aspergillus flavus NRRL 3357 (Raw-Inf), inoculated partially roasted but not-blanched (PRN-blanch); and inoculated partially roasted, blanched with discolored nuts sorted out (PR-blanched)]. All four treated...
Sat, 02/03/2018 - 00:00
Abstract Food contaminated with pathogenic bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), represents a serious health risk to human beings. Totarol is an antibacterial novel phenolic diterpenes. In present study, the antibacterial activity of totarol against S. aureus was investigated in a food system. The antibacterial activity of totarol was determined by measuring the...
Fri, 02/02/2018 - 12:50
Combined effect of montmorillonite nanoclay (MMT) (3%w/w) and Origanum majorana essential oil (MO) (0.5, 1.0, and 1.5%v/v) on microstructural (SEM, TEM, and XRD), water sensitivity, barrier, mechanical, thermal, and antibacterial properties of sodium alginate (SA) was studied. Results showed that, addition of both MMT and MO reduced water solubility of SA film up to 47% while MO increased water...
Fri, 02/02/2018 - 01:20
Abstract AimsThe aim of the study was to evaluate the microbicidal effectiveness of Radiant Catalytic Ionization (RCI) against L. monocytogenes strains in the form of planktonic cells and biofilm on food products and food contact surfaces as a method of food preservation. Methods and ResultsThe study material comprised six strains of L. monocytogenes, isolated from food. Samples of different...
Fri, 02/02/2018 - 01:15
Yilmaz Emre Gencay, Martine C. H. Sørensen, Cory Q. Wenzel, Christine M. Szymanski, Lone Brøndsted
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Mickaël Poidevin, Mari Sato, Ipek Altinoglu, Manon Delaplace, Chikara Sato, Yoshiharu Yamaichi
Fri, 02/02/2018 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 10, Pages 64: Selective Closed-State Nav1.7 Blocker JZTX-34 Exhibits Analgesic Effects against Pain Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins10020064 Authors: Xiongzhi Zeng Pengpeng Li Bo Chen Juan Huang Ren Lai Jingze Liu Mingqiang Rong Jingzhaotoxin-34 (JZTX-34) is a selective inhibitor of tetrodotoxin-sensitive (TTX-S) sodium channels. In this study, we found that JZTX-34...
Thu, 02/01/2018 - 17:00
Minal Mulye, Brianne Zapata, Stacey D. Gilk Coxiella burnetii is an obligate intracellular bacterial pathogen and a causative agent of culture-negative endocarditis. While C. burnetii initially infects alveolar macrophages, it has also been found in lipid droplet (LD)-containing foamy macrophages in the cardiac valves of endocarditis patients. In addition, transcriptional studies of C. burnetii-...
Thu, 02/01/2018 - 15:20
Publication date: Available online 31 January 2018 Source: Author(s): Ya Lu Yan, Michael G. Gänzle Chitosan-oligosaccharides (COS) are suitable acceptors for β-galactosidase, and galactosylated-COS prevent adhesion of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) K88 to porcine erythrocytes. The structure and functional relationship of oligosaccharide binding to ETEC K88 fimbriae was...
Thu, 02/01/2018 - 04:45
Summary Integration of horizontally acquired genes into transcriptional networks is essential for the regulated expression of virulence in bacterial pathogens. In Salmonella enterica, expression of such genes is repressed by the nucleoid-associated protein H-NS, which recognizes and binds to AT-rich DNA. H-NS-mediated silencing must be countered by other DNA-binding proteins to allow expression...
Thu, 02/01/2018 - 03:19
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 88 Author(s): Marcus Schmidt, Kieran M. Lynch, Emanuele Zannini, Elke K. Arendt Lactic acid bacteria have shown great potential as bio-preservative agents to maintain high food quality and safety. The strain Lactobacillus reuteri R29 is reported to have a broad spectrum of antifungal activity and suitability for application in food systems. Its...
Thu, 02/01/2018 - 03:19
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 88 Author(s): Xiong Xiong, Lili Yao, Xiaoguo Ying, Lixia Lu, Lisa Guardone, Andrea Armani, Alessandra Guidi, Xiaohui Xiong Roasted Xue Yu fillet is among the most common fish products in China and the market appealing can be reflected by its high price that occasionally exceeds 300 RMB/kg in local supermarket. However, due to the lack of...

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