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.

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 01:16
Foodborne Pathogens and Disease , Vol. 0, No. 0. β-Lactamases and extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) producing pathogenic bacteria were widely studied previously in China, but were seldom focused on foodborne Salmonella. In this study, an investigation concerning β-lactamases and ESBLs producing Salmonella recovered from retail raw chickens was performed. Sixty of 699 foodborne Salmonella...
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Publication date: 15 July 2015 , Volume 179 Author(s): Amanda Koike , João C.M. Barreira , Lillian Barros , Celestino Santos-Buelga , Anna L.C.H. Villavicencio , Isabel C.F.R. Ferreira Edible flowers are used in food preparations, being also recognized for their beneficial effects on human health. Nevertheless, these species are highly perishable, and irradiation treatment might be...
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Publication date: 15 July 2015 , Volume 179 Author(s): Ruiyu Zhu , Kirstin Feussner , Tao Wu , Fujie Yan , Petr Karlovsky , Xiaodong Zheng Patulin is a mycotoxin produced by Penicillium species which often contaminates fruit and fruit-derived products. In this work the degradation of patulin by the yeast Rhodosporidium paludigenum was studied and the toxicity of the degradation product...
Sat, 02/07/2015 - 01:16
Sprouts have been implicated in several outbreaks of salmonellosis in the United Stateswhere the seeds are thought to be the primary source of contamination. The objectives of this study were to investigate the influence of growth temperatures of Salmonella and storage temperatures of alfalfa seeds on heat inactivation of the pathogen on seeds. Alfalfa seeds were inoculated with a composite of...
Sat, 02/07/2015 - 01:16
Background. The HIVCOBOC-RGT study (NCT01925183) was the first study to evaluate response-guided shortening of the duration of boceprevir (BOC)-based triple therapy in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/hepatitis C virus genotype 1-coinfected patients (HIV/HCV-GT1). Methods. After 4 weeks of pegylated interferon-α-2a/ribavirin (PEGIFN/RBV) lead-in, patients with target-not-...
Sat, 02/07/2015 - 01:16
Unique graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4) nanovessels have been prepared and applied as solid phase extraction (SPE) adsorbent for determining benzoylurea pesticides (BUs) in different juice samples using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) equipped with ultraviolet detection (UVD). The g-C3N4 nanovessels were obtained on a large scale by thermally converting low-cost...
Fri, 02/06/2015 - 06:20
Abstract Biodiesel is an alternative fuel made from costly vegetable oil feedstocks. Some microorganisms can accumulate lipids when nutrients are limited and carbon is in excess. Rhodococcus rhodochrous is a gram-positive bacterium most often used in bioremediation or acrylamide production. The purpose of this study was to investigate and characterize the lipid accumulation...
Fri, 02/06/2015 - 06:20
A QuEChERS (quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged and safe) method combined with a clean-up step followed by gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry was validated for the determination of more than 150 pesticides in ginkgo biloba nutraceutical products. Due to the complexity of the matrix after QuEChERS extraction, the mixture of four sorbents (primary secondary amine, C18...
Fri, 02/06/2015 - 01:19
Publication date: July 2015 , Volume 53 Author(s): Ting Fang , Lihan Huang , Lijun Liu , Fan Mei , Jinquan Chen The main objective of this study was to develop the primary and secondary models to describe the growth kinetics of Salmonella as well as background microorganisms in raw, shucked oysters. Samples, inoculated with a cocktail of two Salmonella serotypes, S. Typhimurium (...
Fri, 02/06/2015 - 01:19
Publication date: July 2015 , Volume 53 Author(s): Mengfei Peng , Uma Aryal , Bruce Cooper , Debabrata Biswas Cocoa contains various compounds that can significantly affect the growth of a broad range of bacteria, and have multiple human health-promoting properties. In this study, the effects of cocoa powder on the growth of Lactobacillus , common milk resident bacteria, and three major...
Fri, 02/06/2015 - 01:19
Publication date: July 2015 , Volume 53 Author(s): Mahmoudreza Ovissipour , Hamzah M. Al-Qadiri , Shyam S. Sablani , Byju N. Govindan , Nivin Al-Alami , Barbara Rasco This study investigated the effect of electrolyzed water on pathogenic bacteria cell suspensions. Specifically, we evaluated the efficacy of strong and weak acidic electrolyzed waters (SACEW, WACEW) and strong and weak...
Fri, 02/06/2015 - 01:19
Publication date: July 2015 , Volume 53 Author(s): Yi-Gang Xu , Li-Chun Cui , Zhong-Mei Liu , Dan-Dan Li , Su-Long Li , Ming-Chao Zhao A multiplex polymerase chain reaction-based procedure followed by high performance liquid chromatography (mPCR-HPLC) assay was developed for the simultaneous detection of Vibrio cholerae , Vibrio parahaemolyticus , Vibrio vulnificus , Vibrio...
Fri, 02/06/2015 - 01:19
Publication date: July 2015 , Volume 53 Author(s): Tuanwei Chen , Lihan Huang , Guoxin Lai , Guoying Chen Starchy roots, tubers, and plantain (RTP) are the staple food in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), and also important energy sources in Asia, Europe, and America. In this work, inorganic arsenic (iAs) in these crops was separated and enriched by solid phase extraction (SPE), and quantified by...
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Publication date: 4 May 2015 , Volume 200 Author(s): Baisheng Li , Jinyan Luo , Hailing Tan , Bixia Ke , Dongmei He , Changwen Ke , John D. Klena , Yonghui Zhang Vibrio parahaemolyticus has emerged as a common foodborne pathogen of global concern. In this study, 108 V. parahaemolyticus isolates that recovered from diarrhea cases (n = 96) and seafood products (n = 12) in Guangdong...
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Publication date: 1 July 2015 , Volume 178 Author(s): Arnau Vidal , Vicente Sanchis , Antonio J. Ramos , Sonia Marín The stability of deoxynivalenol (DON), deoxynivalenol-3-glucoside (DON-3-glucoside), 3-acetyldeoxynivalenol (3-ADON), 15-acetyldeoxynivalenol (15-ADON), de-epoxy-deoxynivalenol (DOM-1) and ochratoxin A (OTA) during thermal processing has been studied. Baking temperature,...
Thu, 02/05/2015 - 03:20
The aim of the study was to determine the geographical and seasonal variations in aflatoxin dietary exposure levels in adults from Senegal. A total of 168 adults (50% male) were recruited from three districts: Nioro du Rip (n=90), located in the Sudan Savannah agro-ecological zone where rainfall is sufficient for groundnut growth; Saint-Louis (n=40) and Mboro (n=38), located in the Sahel zone...
Thu, 02/05/2015 - 03:20
Contamination of food and feed by Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) is a cause of serious economic and health problems. Different processes have been used to degrade AFB1. In this study, biological degradation of AFB1 was carried out using three Actinomycete species, Rhodococcus erythropolis ATCC 4277, Streptomyces lividans TK 24, and S. aureofaciens ATCC 10762, in liquid cultures. Biodegradation of AFB1 was...
Thu, 02/05/2015 - 03:20
Publication date: Available online 4 February 2015 Food and Chemical Toxicology Author(s): Leshuai W. Zhang , Juraj Koci , Brett Jeffery , Jim E. Riviere , Nancy A. Monteiro-Riviere This research aimed to develop in vitro methods to assess hazard of canine food ingredients. Canine hepatocytes were harvested and cell viability of clove-leaf oil (CLO), eugenol (EUG), lemongrass oil (LGO),...
Thu, 02/05/2015 - 03:20
In this work, a new procedure using extraction induced by emulsion breaking (EIEB) procedure has been developed for extraction/preconcentration of cadmium in various edible oils (canola, corn, hazelnut, olive, and sunflower oil) prior to its determination by flow injection (FI) flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS). Five chemical variables (surfactant type, concentration...
Thu, 02/05/2015 - 01:14
Publication date: July 2015 , Volume 53 Author(s): Washington Luiz Gonçalves de Almeida Júnior , Íris da Silva Ferrari , Jane Viana de Souza , Carla Daiane Andrade da Silva , Mateus Matiuzzi da Costa , Francesca Silva Dias The aim of this study was to characterise and select Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) from goat milk with potential probiotic use and to evaluate the safety of these...
Thu, 02/05/2015 - 01:14
Publication date: July 2015 , Volume 53 Author(s): Casiane Salete Tibola , José Mauricio Cunha Fernandes , Eliana Maria Guarienti , Marcio Nicolau Fusarium head blight (FHB) is a fungal disease that affects cereals and is capable of producing mycotoxins, creating health concerns. In southern Brazil, FHB of wheat is caused by the Fusarium graminearum species complex that produces mainly...
Thu, 02/05/2015 - 01:14
Publication date: July 2015 , Volume 53 Author(s): Robert M. Ulrich , David E. John , Geran W. Barton , Gary S. Hendrick , David P. Fries , John H. Paul Increases in international trade and global seafood consumption, along with fluctuations in the supply of different seafood species, have resulted in fraudulent product mislabeling. Grouper species, due to their high demand and varied...
Thu, 02/05/2015 - 01:14
Publication date: July 2015 , Volume 53 Author(s): Keliani Bordin , George E. Rottinghaus , Benjamin R. Landers , David R. Ledoux , Estela Kobashigawa , Carlos H. Corassin , Carlos A.F. Oliveira The aim of this study was to evaluate the dietary exposure to fumonisin B 1 (FB 1 ) through determination of residual FB 1 in hair and corn products consumed by 56 volunteers from Pirassununga...
Thu, 02/05/2015 - 01:14
Publication date: Available online 3 February 2015 Author(s): L. Dieste-Pérez , J.M. Blasco , M.J. de Miguel , I. Moriyón , P.M. Muñoz Swine brucellosis caused by Brucella suis biovar 2 is an emerging disease in Europe. Currently used diagnostic tests for swine brucellosis detect antibodies to the O-polysaccharide (O-PS) of Brucella smooth lipopolysaccharide (S-LPS) but their...
Wed, 02/04/2015 - 03:20
Bisphenol A (BPA), a ubiquitous endocrine disruptor that is present in many household products, has been linked to obesity, cancer, and, most relevant here, childhood neurological disorders such as anxiety and hyperactivity. However, how BPA exposure translates into these neurodevelopmental disorders remains poorly understood. Here, we used zebrafish to link...
Wed, 02/04/2015 - 01:19
Publication date: July 2015 , Volume 53 Author(s): Lin Liu , Dan Xu , Yinyue Hu , Shuzhao Liu , Honglin Wei , Jianguo Zheng , Guoxiu Wang , Xiaoya Hu , Chengyin Wang In this paper, a label-free electrochemical impedance immunosensor for the detection of carbofuran was prepared by immobilizing l -cysteine on a gold electrode. The carbofuran antibodies were immobilized on the...
Wed, 02/04/2015 - 01:19
The aim of this work was to investigate the potential of Streptomyces sp. as biocontrol agents against aflatoxins in maize. As such, we assumed that Streptomyces sp. could provide a complementary approach to current biocontrol systems such as Afla-guard® and we focused on biocontrol that was able to have an antagonistic contact with A. flavus. A previous study showed that 27 (out of 38)...
Wed, 02/04/2015 - 01:19
Functional barriers in food contact materials (FCMs) are used to prevent or reduce migration from inner layers in multilayer structures to food. The effectiveness of functional barrier layers was investigated in coloured polystyrene (PS) bowls due to their intended condition of use with hot liquids such as soups or stew. Migration experiments were performed over a 10-day period using USFDA-...
Wed, 02/04/2015 - 01:19
Foodborne Pathogens and Disease Feb 2015, Vol. 12, No. 2: 131-138. Vibrio parahaemolyticus carrying the tdh gene, encoding the thermostable direct hemolysin (TDH), or the trh gene, encoding the TDH-related hemolysin (TRH), are both considered virulent strains. There are, however, disproportionally fewer reports of infections caused by seafood contaminated with trh-positive strains than by...
Wed, 02/04/2015 - 01:19
Foodborne Pathogens and Disease Feb 2015, Vol. 12, No. 2: 118-121. Traditionally, serotyping of Escherichia coli has been performed via slide agglutination methods using antisera. More recently, multiplex immunoassays and “molecular serotyping” via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) have been validated for this purpose. In this study, the serogroups of 161 Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli (...
Wed, 02/04/2015 - 01:19
Publication date: 4 May 2015 , Volume 200 Author(s): Meg da Silva Fernandes , Dirce Yorika Kabuki , Arnaldo Yoshiteru Kuaye The formation of mono-species biofilm ( Listeria monocytogenes ) and multi-species biofilms ( Enterococcus faecium , Enterococcus faecalis , and L. monocytogenes ) was evaluated. In addition, the effectiveness of sanitation procedures for the control of the multi-...
Wed, 02/04/2015 - 01:19
Dongseob Tark, Hyojin Kim, Michael H. Neale, Minjeong Kim, Hyunjoo Sohn, Yoonhee Lee, Insoo Cho, Yiseok Joo, Otto Windl Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is a zoonotic transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) thought to be caused by the same prion strain as variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD). Unlike scrapie and chronic wasting disease there is no cell culture model allowing the...
Wed, 02/04/2015 - 01:19
Clostridium perfringens beta-toxin is a key mediator of necrotizing enterocolitis and enterotoxemia. It is a pore-forming toxin (PFT) that exerts cytotoxic effect. Experimental investigation using piglet and rabbit intestinal loop models and a mouse infection model apparently showed that beta-toxin is the important pathogenic factor of the organisms. The toxin caused the swelling and disruption...
Wed, 02/04/2015 - 01:19
In order to improve feed safety, we investigated the feasibility of using fluorescence spectral imaging (FSI) technique to qualitatively detect meat and bone meal (MBM) mixed with fish meal (FM). Using the FSI system, the spectra of 90 FM and MBM samples from different regions were collected with denoising and binary processing to obtain images. The spectral data curves over...
Tue, 02/03/2015 - 13:32
International trade plays an important role in national economics. The Codex Alimentarius Commission develops harmonized international food standards, guidelines, and codes of practice to protect the health of consumers and to ensure fair practices in the food trade. The Codex maximum residue limits (MRLs) elaborated by the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues are based on the recommendations of...
Tue, 02/03/2015 - 01:14
Angela B. Silva-Angulo, Surama F. Zanini, Amauri Rosenthal, Dolores Rodrigo, Günter Klein, Antonio Martínez This study investigates the effect of citral on growth and on the occurrence of sublethal damage in Listeria innocua Serovar 6a (CECT 910) and Listeria monocytogenes Serovar 4b (CECT 4032) cells that were exposed to citral as a natural antimicrobial agent. Two initial inoculum...
Tue, 02/03/2015 - 01:14
Tamie Noda, Koichi Murakami, Yoshiki Etoh, Fuyuki Okamoto, Jun Yatsuyanagi, Nobuyuki Sera, Munenori Furuta, Daisuke Onozuka, Takahiro Oda, Tetsuo Asai, Shuji Fujimoto Extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Salmonella are one of the most important public health problems in developed countries. ESBL-producing Salmonella strains have been isolated from humans in Asian countries neighboring...
Tue, 02/03/2015 - 01:14
Coenzyme A (CoA) is a ubiquitous coenzyme involved in fundamental metabolic processes. CoA is synthesized from pantothenic acid by a pathway that is largely conserved among bacteria and eukaryotes, and consists of five enzymatic steps. While higher organisms, including humans, must scavenge pantothenate from the environment, most bacteria and plants are capable of de novo pantothenate...
Tue, 02/03/2015 - 01:14
The type III protein secretion system (T3SS) encoded by the locus of enterocyte effacement (LEE) is essential for the pathogenesis of attaching/effacing bacterial pathogens, including enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC), enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC), and Citrobacter rodentium. These pathogens use the T3SS to sequentially secrete three categories of proteins: the T3SS components needle...
Tue, 02/03/2015 - 01:14
The Clostridium botulinum C3 exoenzyme selectively ADP-ribosylates low molecular weight GTP-binding proteins RhoA, B and C. This covalent modification inhibits Rho signaling activity, resulting in distinct actin cytoskeleton changes. Although C3 exoenzyme has no binding, the translocation domain assures that C3 enters cells and acts intracellularly. C3 uptake is thought to occur due to the high...
Mon, 02/02/2015 - 03:20
Publication date: Available online 31 January 2015 Author(s): Andrea Galimberti , Antonia Bruno , Valerio Mezzasalma , Fabrizio De Mattia , Ilaria Bruni , Massimo Labra Food safety and quality depend on raw materials characteristics and on the chemical, physical and biotechnological processes adopted during food transformation. Since a huge number of microorganisms are involved in food...
Mon, 02/02/2015 - 01:16
Publication date: June 2015 , Volume 48 Author(s): A. Duarte , N. Botteldoorn , W. Coucke , S. Denayer , K. Dierick , M. Uyttendaele Campylobacter quantification by qPCR is unable to distinguish viable vs . dead cells in contrast to the culture-based ISO 10272-2 reference method. Propidium monoazide (PMA) has been used to overcome this disadvantage. A Campylobacter PMA-qPCR enumeration...
Mon, 02/02/2015 - 01:16
Matteo Montagna, Bessem Chouaia, Giuseppe Mazza, Erica Maria Prosdocimi, Elena Crotti, Valeria Mereghetti, Violetta Vacchini, Annamaria Giorgi, Alessio De Biase, Santi Longo, Rita Cervo, Giuseppe Carlo Lozzia, Alberto Alma, Claudio Bandi, Daniele Daffonchio Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, also known as the red palm weevil, is regarded as the major pest of palm trees. Although studies of the...
Mon, 02/02/2015 - 01:16
Publication date: 1 July 2015 , Volume 178 Author(s): Miriany Avelino Moreira , Leiliane Coelho André , Zenilda de Lourdes Cardeal Plasticisers are compounds used in the polymer industry to increase the flexibility of plastics. Some of these compounds cause endocrine dysfunction in humans and animals by interfering with the production, release, transport, metabolism, binding or elimination...
Sun, 02/01/2015 - 01:13
Publication date: July 2015 , Volume 53 Author(s): Joachim Molkentin , Ines Lehmann , Ute Ostermeyer , Hartmut Rehbein To develop a practical methodology for the authentication of organic salmonid products, 130 fillet samples of trout and salmon originating from organic and conventional aquaculture as well as wild stocks (salmon) were collected from the German market over one year....
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Publication date: July 2015 , Volume 53 Author(s): Karla María López-Hernández , Violeta Pardío-Sedas , Leonardo Lizárraga-Partida , José de Jesús Williams , David Martínez-Herrera , Argel Flores-Primo , Roxana Uscanga-Serrano The potential hazards associated with waterborne pathogens in shellfish differ among regions and vary according to environmental conditions. This study evaluated...
Sun, 02/01/2015 - 01:13
Publication date: July 2015 , Volume 53 Author(s): Bamdad Zendehbad , Jina Khayatzadeh , Adeleh Alipour Campylobacter species, are the most common cause of bacterial gastroenteritis worldwide. The main route of transmission is generally believed to be via undercooked meat and meat products. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence, seasonality and antibiotic susceptibility of...
Sun, 02/01/2015 - 01:13
Publication date: June 2015 , Volume 48 Author(s): I. Hansson , A. Nyman , E. Lahti , P. Gustafsson , E. Olsson Engvall A study was performed with the aim to investigate associations between Campylobacter in chicken caecum, carcass skin, underlying breast muscle and packaged breast fillets. Samples were taken from 285 chickens from 57 flocks and analysed according to ISO 10272....
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Publication date: 16 April 2015 , Volume 199 Author(s): Musarrat Jahan , George G. Zhanel , Richard Sparling , Richard A. Holley Enterococcus species are part of the normal intestinal flora of a large number of mammals including humans and consequently, they can be used as indicators of faecal contamination in food and water for human consumption. Their presence in large numbers in foods...
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Publication date: 16 April 2015 , Volume 199 Author(s): Elif Gunel , Gozde Polat Kilic , Ece Bulut , Bora Durul , Sinem Acar , Hami Alpas , Yeşim Soyer Although Turkey is one of the major producers of fruits and vegetables in the world, there has been no information available on the prevalence of pathogens in fresh produce. To fill this gap, we collected 503 fresh produce samples...

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