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Publication date: Available online 21 September 2018Source: LWTAuthor(s): Anna Starzyńska-Janiszewska, Bożena Stodolak, Ana María Gómez- Caravaca, Barbara Mickowska, Beatriz Martin-Garcia, Łukasz ByczyńskiAbstractSolid-state fermentation of plant materials with food grade moulds is considered a method of obtaining bioactive food products and additives. However, the use of quinoa seeds as a substrate in such a process has not been thoroughly studied to date. In this paper, extended fermentation with Rhizopus oligosporus, Aspergillus oryzae and Neurospora intermedia (tempe, koji and oncom moulds, respective...
Source: LWT Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
We present the case of an “immunocompetent” Indigenous Australian male with culture confirmed Aspergillus brain abscesses complicating bilateral endocarditis. The reported mortality rate for Aspergillus endocarditis approaches 100%. Despite sub-optimal therapy this patient survived beyond expectation.
Source: Medical Mycology Case Reports - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: 15 January 2019Source: Chemical Engineering Journal, Volume 356Author(s): Aura Kisieliute, Anton Popov, Roxana-Mihaela Apetrei, Geta Cârâc, Inga Morkvenaite-Vilkonciene, Almira Ramanaviciene, Arunas RamanaviciusAbstractIn this research, we are reporting the application of microorganisms modified by a conducting polymer – polypyrrole (Ppy) – for the improvement of microbial biofuel cells. The synthesis of polypyrrole was assisted by metabolic and other biochemical processes that occur in microorganisms. Therefore, in this research the reported Ppy formation method can be recognized ...
Source: Chemical Engineering Journal - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 September 2018Source: Veterinary ParasitologyAuthor(s): Hadas Tomer, Tal Blum, Ilan Arye, Adi Faigenboim, Yuval Gottlieb, Dana MentAbstractThe poultry red mite (PRM), Dermanyssus gallinae, is a major pest of laying hens with extremely limited control means. To evaluate the potential of natural and commercial entomopathogenic fungi (EPF) for use against D. gallinae, we tested four wild populations of D. gallinae from Israeli farms. The genus Aspergillus was identified as the most abundant isolates from the mites. Additionally, eight new isolates of Metarhizium belonging to the specie M....
Source: Veterinary Parasitology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
We describe a pediatric patient withA. terreus IA who received adjunctive recombinant interferon- γ (rIFNγ) immunotherapy. In vitro studies were conducted to investigate the capacity of rIFNγ to improve antifungal host defense in terms of fungal killing ability and the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines in cells of the patient as well as healthy controls. An 8-year-old female pediatric pat ient with leukemia developedA. terreus IA. She clinically deteriorated and had high serum galactomannan levels despite broad antifungal therapy. Therefore, adjunctive immune stimulatory therapy with rIFN γ was ...
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe ethyl acetate extract of U. wallichiana showed the highest antimicrobial activity, and should be further investigated for isolating active compound(s) responsible for antimicrobial activity.
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2018Source: LWT, Volume 98Author(s): Omotola Olagunju, Nokuthula Mchunu, Noel Durand, Pascaline Alter, Didier Montet, Oluwatosin IjabadeniyiAbstractThe study investigated the mycological safety of Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea (L.) Verdc) from Southern Africa. Conventional and molecular methods identified aflatoxin-producing Aspergillus flavus in Bambara seed while a modified QuEChERS method for mycotoxin detection confirmed the presence of aflatoxin in the flour. Flour samples obtained by milling, roasting and milling, and spontaneous fermentation stored for 30 days at simulated tropical ...
Source: LWT Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 September 2018Source: Food BioscienceAuthor(s): Fan Zhu, Colin Prosser, Ying Zhu, Don Otter, Yacine HemarAbstractGoat milk has become more popular due to its attractive nutritional profile. Galactooligosaccharides (GOS) are prebiotics with health benefits. The enzymatic formation of GOS in reconstituted goat milk using two commercial β-galactosidases (L6500 from Kluyveromyces lactis and L10 from Aspergillus oryzae) was studied. The carbohydrate composition of the milk system was quantified using high-performance anion-exchange chromatography. Major GOS produced by β-galactosi...
Source: Food Bioscience - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Humans are constantly exposed to the opportunistic mold Aspergillus fumigatus, and disease caused by this pathogen is often determined by the magnitude of local and systemic immune responses. We have previously shown a protective role for interleukin-22 (IL-22) after acute A. fumigatus exposure. Here, employing IL-22Cre R26ReYFP reporter mice, we identified iNKT cells, T cells, and type 3 innate lymphoid cells (ILC3s) as lung cell sources of IL-22 in response to acute A. fumigatus exposure. As these cells often utilize common -chain cytokines for their development or maintenance, we determined the role of IL-7, IL-21, and ...
Source: Infection and Immunity - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Host Response and Inflammation Source Type: research
Molecular Microbiology,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-.
Source: Molecular Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Source Type: research
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