Research Publications from Peer-Reviewed Journals

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 03:13
Dairy product safety is a global public health issue that demands new approaches and technologies to control foodborne pathogenic microorganisms. Natural antimicrobial agents such as nisin can be added to control the growth of pathogens of concern in dairy foods, namely Listeria monocytogenes and Staphylococcus aureus. However, several factors affect the antimicrobial efficacy of nisin when...
Tue, 01/14/2020 - 03:13
Trichothecene mycotoxins such as T-2 toxin cause severe problems for agriculture, as well as for veterinary medicine. As liver is one of the key organs in metabolism, the main aim of our study was to investigate the immunomodulatory and cytotoxic effects of T-2 toxin, using primary hepatocyte mono-culture and hepatocyte—nonparenchymal cell (predominantly Kupffer cell) co-culture models...
Tue, 01/14/2020 - 03:13
Acne vulgaris, caused by the Gram-positive bacterium Cutibacterium acnes, is a prevalent dermatologic condition with substantial cutaneous and psychological morbidity. Mild acne is treated with topical antibiotics with more severe inflammatory forms requiring the prolonged use of oral antibiotics, resulting in antimicrobial resistance development. Innovative treatment alternatives, providing...
Tue, 01/14/2020 - 03:13
Clostridium perfringens (CP) is a foodborne pathogen. The bacterium can also inhabit human gut without symptoms of foodborne illness. However, the clinical symptoms of long-term inhabitation have not been known yet. Therefore, the objective of this study was to elucidate the relationship between intestinal CP and other internal organs. Phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) and CP were orally injected...
Mon, 01/13/2020 - 03:19
Author(s): L.A. Rodríguez Assaf, L.P. Pedrozo, M.C. Nally, V.M. Pesce, M.E. Toro, L.I. Castellanos de Figueroa, F. VazquezAbstractA wide range of fresh fruits and vegetables is attacked by Penicillium species causing diseases during their postharvest handling. Many of these species are psychrotrophic and they are able to cause food spoilage at refrigeration temperature as happens with table...
Mon, 01/13/2020 - 03:19
Author(s): Qiuyue Shi, Han Zhang, Chenglong Wang, Hongyun Ren, Changzhou Yan, Xian Zhang, Xue-Ling ChangAbstractIn aquatic organisms, dietary exposure to nanomaterials is not only one of the important uptake pathways, but it is also one method to assess the transmission risk of the food chain. To address this concern, we quantitatively investigated the accumulation and depuration of fullerenols...
Mon, 01/13/2020 - 03:18
Author(s): Wenji Wang, Yi Ji, Wenjing Yang, Chengzhi Zhang, Linet Angwa, Baiming Jin, Juan Liu, Man Lv, Wenjing Ma, Jie Yang, Kewei WangAbstractT-2 toxin is considered an unavoidable pollutant, which contaminates food crops and stockpiled cereals, impairing the health of humans and animals due to its multi-organ toxicity. Studies have shown that T-2 toxin can cause articular cartilage damage;...
Mon, 01/13/2020 - 03:18
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Author(s): Yifang Cao, Ailian Zhou, Donggen Zhou, Xinglong Xiao, Yigang Yu, Xiaofeng LiAbstractResponse mechanism of Cronobacter sakazakii under stress of combination of citral and carvacrol was investigated by transcriptome sequencing. Twenty-five significantly differentially expressed genes were identified to be closely related to the ability of C. sakazakii tolerating the stress after analysis...
Mon, 01/13/2020 - 03:18
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Author(s): Ramachandrappa Naveen Kumar, Bhukya Bhima, Putchaa Uday Kumar, Sudip GhoshAbstractSalmonella spp., one of the major causes of foodborne diseases and a public health burden worldwide. Lytic bacteriophages NINP13076 and NINP1162 infecting Salmonella spp were isolated from sewage water with host strains Salmonella enteritidis (ATCC 13076) and Salmonella spp (MTCC 1162) respectively. The...
Mon, 01/13/2020 - 03:14
In recent years, several global issues related to food waste, increasing CO2 emissions, water pollution, over-fertilization, deforestation, loss of arable land, food security, and energy storage have emerged. Climate change urgently needs to be addressed from an ecological and social perspective. Implementing new indoor urban vertical farming (IUVF) operations is one way to combat the above-...
Sun, 01/12/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Felipe Pinheiro Vilela, Carolina Nogueira Gomes, Mário Henrique Paziani, Vânia Santos Braz, Dália dos Prazeres Rodrigues, Renata Garcia Costa, Monique Ribeiro Tiba Casas, Marcia Regina von Zeska Kress, Juliana Pfrimer Falcão, Fábio CampioniAbstractSalmonella Dublin is a strongly cattle-adapted serovar that is also responsible for severe invasive infections in humans. Although invasive...
Sun, 01/12/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): J. Comin, A. Chaure, A. Cebollada, D. Ibarz, J. Viñuelas, M.A. Vitoria, M.J. Iglesias, S. SamperAbstractThe genotyping is applied to analyse tuberculosis detected in Aragon, Spain, since 2004. The new sequencing technologies were applied to analyse an outbreak which, the first time the responsible Myocbacterium tuberculosis strain of the outbreak appeared was in 2014, spreading to 14...
Sun, 01/12/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Arielle Farida Ariste, Ramón Alberto Batista-García, Vinoth Kumar Vaidyanathan, Nikila Raman, Vasanth Kumar Vaithyanathan, Jorge Luis Folch-Mallol, Stephen A. Jackson, Alan D.W. Dobson, Hubert CabanaAbstractThis study assessed the ability of seven fungal strains to remove phenols and produce enzymes from a non-sterilized pH 7.0 biorefinery wastewater (BRW) resulting from the...
Sun, 01/12/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Zhen Jia, Yabo Peng, Xiaotong Yan, Ziye Zhang, Ting Fang, Changcheng LiAbstractThe present study was aimed at developing a mathematical model to predict the growth of Salmonella in ground chicken in the presence of the background microflora. Ground chicken was inoculated with a cocktail of S. Typhimurium and S. Enteritidis and incubated at various isothermal temperatures (8-33 °C)....
Sun, 01/12/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Chujun Ou, Daiqi Shang, Jingxian Yang, Bo Chen, Jiang Chang, Fangning Jin, Chunlei ShiAbstractAntimicrobial resistance has gradually become a serious problem threatening public health and food safety throughout the world. Biofilm is one of the important factors affecting the antimicrobial resistance of bacteria. Staphylococcus aureus usually has strong biofilm formation ability, and it...
Sun, 01/12/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Silu Hou, Jingjiao Ma, Yuqiang Cheng, Hengan Wang, Jianhe Sun, Yaxian YanAbstractMycotoxins are a class of secondary metabolites produced by filamentous fungi that are harmful to humans and animals. Here, a multiplex immunochromatographic assay was reported, which is based on 25 nm colloidal gold for simultaneous qualitative detection of fumonisin B1 (FB1), deoxynivalenol (DON) and...
Sun, 01/12/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Yuliya Bocharova, Tatiana Savinova, Anna Lazareva, Svetlana Polikarpova, Nataliya Gordinskaya, Nikolay Mayanskiy, Igor ChebotarAbstractPseudomonas aeruginosa is a serious opportunistic pathogen demonstrating a high level of resistance to many groups of antibiotics, including carbapenems. This study aimed to characterize the molecular epidemiology and prevalence of mobile genetic...
Sun, 01/12/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Francesca Fanelli, Daniele Chieffi, Angela Di Pinto, Anna Mottola, Federico Baruzzi, Vincenzina FuscoAbstractIn this study the phenotypic and genomic characterization of two Arcobacter butzleri (Ab) strains (Ab 34_O and Ab 39_O) isolated from pre-cut ready-to-eat vegetables was performed. Results provided useful data about their taxonomy and their overall virulence potential with...
Sun, 01/12/2020 - 03:20
Author(s): Yun Hee Jeong, Gyeong Han Jeong, Yong-Ha Jeong, Tae Hoon KimAbstractLittle is known of plasma-mediated relations between major food components and their biological capacities. In the present work, the effects of dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma irradiation on pure sesamol and sesame oil were investigated using spectroscopic (LC-MS, NMR) and bioassay methods. Sesamol was...
Sun, 01/12/2020 - 03:20
Author(s): Joon-Goo Lee, Youngjin Jeong, Dongsul Kim, Gil-Jin Kang, Youngwon KangAbstractTetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) and Hexabromocyclododecanes (HBCDs) are two of the most used BFRs and they have cumulated in the environment. TBBPA and HBCDs in food were determined and their risks were assessed. The analytical method used was validated in different food categories, and the performance...
Sun, 01/12/2020 - 03:20
Author(s): Francesca Cavaliere, Stefano Lorenzetti, Pietro CozziniAbstractBisphenol A (BPA), a synthetic compound widely used as a building block for polycarbonate plastics, has been declared in the European Union (EU) as a substance of very high concern (SVHC). A series of BPA alternatives and derivatives (bisphenols/BPs) with similar physical-chemical properties have been produced and used by...
Sun, 01/12/2020 - 03:20
Author(s): Katarzyna Czaja, Paweł Struciński, Wojciech Korcz, Maria Minorczyk, Agnieszka Hernik, Bożena WiadrowskaAbstractConsumers are constantly exposed to trace levels of residues present in food commodities, arising from the use of pesticides. For this reason, assessing the risk caused by pesticide residues present in food requires not only identification and toxicological properties...
Sun, 01/12/2020 - 03:20
Author(s): Deshuai Yuan, Jinbao Jiang, Xiaojun Qiao, Xiaotong Qi, Wenjia WangAbstractNear-infrared hyperspectral imaging (NIR-HSI) can be used for nondestructive, rapid, real-time detection in food safety; however, irregular sample topographies introduce variations in the spectral intensity that impair subsequent classification and inversion processes. In this study, the spectral variations in...
Sun, 01/12/2020 - 03:20
Author(s): Song Zhang, Jian Xiong, Wenyong Lou, Zhengxiang Ning, Denghui Zhang, Jiguo YangAbstractCronobacter sakazakii (C. sakazakii) is an opportunistic foodborne pathogen in infant formula. This study was designed to explore the inhibitory effect of TGML on C. sakazakii in reconstituted infant formula (RIF). Firstly, the growth curve of C. sakazakii in RIF treated by TGML and the effect of...
Sun, 01/12/2020 - 03:19
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Author(s): Zhiying Wang, Tingting Li, Wenjie Yu, Lu Qiao, Shuming Yang, Ailiang ChenAbstractA low-cost novel lateral flow nucleic acid assay (LFNAA) was developed for rapid and sensitive authentication of yak milk on-site. In this method, a special abasic spacer C3 and tail nucleotide sequence modified reverse primers were innovatively designed for rapid isothermal recombinant polymerase...
Sun, 01/12/2020 - 03:15
Multiple heavy metal–resistant bacterium, Micrococcus luteus strain AS2, was isolated from industrial waste water of District Sheikhupura, Pakistan. The isolated bacterium showed minimum inhibitory concentrations of 55 and 275 mM against arsenite and arsenate. The bacterial strain also showed resistance against other heavy metal ions, i.e., lead, cadmium, chromium, mercury, nickel, and zinc,...
Sun, 01/12/2020 - 03:15
Cyclic diguanylate (c-di-GMP) is a second messenger involved in the regulation of various physiological processes in bacteria. However, its function in spoilage bacteria has not yet been addressed. Here, we studied the function of a tandem GGDEF-EAL domain protein, Sbal_3235, in the spoilage bacterium Shewanella baltica OS155. The deletion of sbal_3235 significantly reduced the c-di-GMP level,...
Sun, 01/12/2020 - 03:14
This mini-review reports curbing waste shells (i.e. seashells, eggshells, snail shells, etc.), environmental health issues and liabilities by using them as material for heterogenous catalysts, blended cement manufacture, concrete aggregate, ceramics and plastics additives, biofilter medium and biomedical applications. The traditional materials used in the manufacture of these products could be...
Sun, 01/12/2020 - 03:13
Heavy metals accumulate in soil over time and, with changing land use, humans may be exposed to elevated contaminant concentrations. It is therefore important to delineate contaminated sites in the most efficient and accurate manner. Sensors, such as portable X-ray fluorescence (pXRF) and visible near-infrared (vis-NIR) spectroscopy predict metal concentrations more rapidly and in a less...
Sat, 01/11/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Dewald Oosthuizen, Neill Jurgens Goosen, Stefan HessAbstractFishmeal production may lend itself to integration of solar thermal heating due to favourable heating temperature requirements, high heat demand, and production plants being located in high solar irradiance areas for many countries, especially South Africa. Despite these potential compatibilities, and the potential to reduce...
Sat, 01/11/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): A. Geronikaki, V. Kartsev, A. Petrou, M.G. Akrivou, I.S. Vizirianakis, F.M. Chatzopoulou, Bd. Lichitsky, S. Sirakanyan, M. Kostic, M. Smiljkovic, M. Soković, D. Druzhilovskiy, V. PoroikovAbstractGriseofulvin is a well-known antifungal drug launched in 1962 by Merck & Co. for treatment of dermatophyte infections. However, according to the predictions using Way2Drug computational...
Sat, 01/11/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Calvin Ho-Fung Lau, Erica N. DeJong, Forest Dussault, Catherine Carrillo, Peter J. Stogios, Alexei Savchenko, Edward ToppAbstractA previous soil metagenomics study recovered a novel cephalosporin resistance determinant, pbpTET A6, for which the exact resistance mechanism was unclear. Here, using a three-dimensional structure-guided mutagenesis approach, it is demonstrated that PBPTET...
Sat, 01/11/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Zhong Han, Rui Shi, Da-Wen SunAbstractBackgroundNative starches have been modified by employing various methods for desired industrial applications over the last few decades. There have been intense interests to develop novel methods with advantages of high-efficiency, environment-friendly and easy operation for starch modification. Although there is more attention to the functional...
Sat, 01/11/2020 - 03:20
Author(s): Nânci Santos-Ferreira, João Rodrigo Mesquita, Enrique Rivadulla, Ângela S. Inácio, Paulo Martins da Costa, Jesus L. Romalde, Maria São José NascimentoAbstractHepatitis E virus (HEV) deriving from manure application runoffs and faecal waste spill over of swine and human origin bypass wastewater treatment plants and contaminate coastal waters. Shellfish bioaccumulate enteric viruses such...
Sat, 01/11/2020 - 03:19
Author(s): Parisa Shahbazi, Armin Aligolzadeh, Monireh Khordadmehr, Hosein Hashemzadeh Farhang, Farzad KatiraeeAbstractCryptosporidiosis acutely impacts the digestive and/or respiratory tract of the birds in many species of various orders. More importantly, it is also well known as a significant zoonotic disease, which can lead to diarrhea in humans and livestock. Regarding increasing demand for...
Sat, 01/11/2020 - 03:19
Author(s): Huiping Dai, Shuhe Wei, Marta Pogrzeba, Szymon Rusinowski, Jacek Krzyżak, Genliang JiaAbstractJasmonic acid (JA) is an important phytohormone, which among others may be involved in the regulation of plant accumulating heavy metal. This experiment was designed to explore the effects of exogenous JA on the responses of alfalfa to Cu stress (100 μM) in Hoagland solution. When 1, 5 or 10 ...
Sat, 01/11/2020 - 03:19
Author(s): Ola Olén, Rune Erichsen, Michael C Sachs, Lars Pedersen, Jonas Halfvarson, Johan Askling, Anders Ekbom, Henrik Toft Sørensen, Jonas F LudvigssonSummaryBackgroundUlcerative colitis (UC) is a risk factor for colorectal cancer (CRC). However, available studies reflect older treatment and surveillance paradigms, and most have assessed risks for incident CRC without taking surveillance and...
Sat, 01/11/2020 - 03:19
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Author(s): Pradeep Puligundla, Taehoon Lee, Chulkyoon MokAbstractAflatoxins are a class of mycotoxins produced predominantly by fungal species such as Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus parasiticus and Aspergillus nomius. These fungi and their toxins are usually found in a variety of agricultural products. Some mycotoxins are highly toxic, mutagenic, teratogenic and carcinogenic to humans and...
Sat, 01/11/2020 - 03:18
Author(s): Maurizio Aragrande, Massimo CanaliAbstractDespite food technology advancements, food safety policies and alert systems, foodborne diseases are still a relevant concern for consumers and public health authorities, with great impacts on the economy and the society. Evaluating the cost of foodborne diseases may support the design and the implementation of policy interventions. This paper...
Sat, 01/11/2020 - 03:18
Bleached olive pomace oil (BOPO) was distilled using a short-path molecular distillation unit to determine the impacts of distillation conditions on the removal of 15 PAHs from the list of 16 EPA-priority pollutant PAHs. The removal of PAHs was achieved at elevated temperatures (110–230°C) and pressures (0.05, 0.5, 5 mbar). The oil was also deodorised at 230°C under 0.5, 1 and 5 mbar pressures to...
Sat, 01/11/2020 - 03:18
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are ingested with foods and cause toxicities for humans. Yoghurt is one of the main foods that mediate PAH ingestion. Yanık yoghurt, a traditional strained yoghurt, can contain PAHs due to its production process. Therefore, the concentration and types of four polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons were determined by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)....
Sat, 01/11/2020 - 03:18
This study investigated the antifungal effect of ultraviolet-C (UV-C) against Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus on roasted coffee beans. Also, any changes in the quality of the roasted coffee beans were measured after UV-C irradiation. As UV-C irradiation time increased (0–2 h), the number of surviving A. flavus and A. parasiticus spores significantly (P < .05) decreased. The...
Sat, 01/11/2020 - 03:17
Alpha diversity boxplots showing the distribution of Chao1 diversity for produce items. The Chao1 alpha diversity is presented for samples from farm fresh (cucumbers, tomatoes, and kale) and organic (squash and green bell peppers) produce items collected 1, spiepr146 24, and 96 hr after treatment with water, chlorine, PAA, or SalmoFresh. Abstract Diets rich in minimally processed foods are...
Sat, 01/11/2020 - 03:17
Salmonella were detected in 3 of 24 cucumbers, all of which were multidrug‐resistant and one was acid‐resistant. In addition, developed dynamic model showed that the Salmonella isolates proliferated gradually in cucumber under changing temperature, simulating storage condition. These results suggest that cross‐contaminated Salmonella could increase during storage. It may lead to human infection,...
Sat, 01/11/2020 - 03:16
This work provides a simple and rapid method for synthesis uniform simetryn imprinted nanoparticles, which can be used to pretreat the tested samples before detecting. A series of computational approach were employed for design simetryn‐imprinted polymer. Based on the conclusion of theoretical calculation, the simetryn imprinted nanoparticles were synthesized using simetryn as template,...
Sat, 01/11/2020 - 03:16
Fungi of the genus Alternaria are plant pathogens infecting agricultural foods. Alternaria isolates are cultivated in a chemically defined liquid medium and the extracts are analyzed by ultra‐high‐resolution mass spectrometry (FTICR‐MS) and LC‐MS/MS. The targeted and non‐targeted analysis of the fungal extracts uncovers differences in the mycotoxin and metabolic profile of the A. alternata and...
Sat, 01/11/2020 - 03:15
Aim Following previous research on improving the cleaning of crates used to transport broiler chickens from the farm to the abattoir, a demonstration project was undertaken to investigate improvements in crate washing on a commercial scale. Methods and Results The soak tank of a conventional crate washing system was replaced with a high‐performance washer fitted with high‐volume, high‐pressure...
Sat, 01/11/2020 - 03:15
The efficacy of benzyl isothiocyanate (BIT), a compound found in cruciferous vegetables, for controlling Salmonella on alfalfa seeds and sprouts was investigated. Alfalfa seeds were inoculated by individual Salmonella enterica serotypes Newport, Typhimurium, Tennessee, Montevideo, or Braenderup at two inoculation levels of 3 or 5 log CFU g‐1, followed by treatment with BIT (0.5%‐2%) or chlorine (...
Sat, 01/11/2020 - 03:15
A new hybrid processing technology, mixed‐strains (Lactobacillus plantarum and Pediococcus acidilactici) (mixed‐LAB) fermentation combined with high hydrostatic pressure (HHP) treatment, was used to modify the dietary fiber (DF) in Sichuan pickled vegetables. This process significantly improved the swelling and water holding capacities of the DF, while the oil holding capacities first increased...
Sat, 01/11/2020 - 03:15
Plasma activated water (PAW) is an effective disinfectant against a wide range of microorganisms, but its effect on food products is limited. This study aimed to investigate the fluid environment on the inactivation efficacy of PAW and its application on fish decontamination. Three organic media (fish gelatin, fish oil, and fish homogenate) at 5%, 10%, and 20%, and inorganic media of phosphate‐...

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