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  1. INFORMAÇÃO E QUALIDADE NA COMPRA DE CARNE BOVINA

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    Marcia Dutra de Barcellos

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available As transformações ocorridas na economia mundial nos últimos anos têm se refletido no comportamento do consumidor de alimentos, particularmente em relação ao seu processo decisório de compra. A crescente preocupação com o consumo de produtos de origem animal, em especial de carne bovina, posicionou a qualidade como um diferencial competitivo. Nesse sentido, informar ao consumidor sobre a qualidade do produto torna-se um desafio. Em carne bovina, a qualidade pode ser inferida pelas características intrínsecas do produto (cor, sabor, aroma, mas também pelas informações disponibilizadas. Este artigo objetiva, então, identificar o grau de importância de informações diretamente relacionadas à qualidade de carne bovina, a partir de uma amostra de 400 consumidores. Além disso, utilizando-se a estatística multivariada através da análise fatorial, foram identificados fatores relacionados à informação como indicadores de qualidade. Os resultados sugerem que os consumidores em Porto Alegre apresentam interesse por informações ainda não disponibilizadas pelos fornecedores de carne bovina, sinalizando que a oferta não está em acordo com a demanda. Assim, o produto oferecido no mercado não fornece elementos suficientes para que o consumidor possa inferir sobre sua qualidade, com base nas informações disponíveis.

  2. INFORMAÃÃO E QUALIDADE NA COMPRA DE CARNE BOVINA

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    Marcia Dutra de Barcellos

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available As transformações ocorridas na economia mundial nos últimos anos têm se refletido no comportamento do consumidor de alimentos, particularmente em relação ao seu processo decisório de compra. A crescente preocupação com o consumo de produtos de origem animal, em especial de carne bovina, posicionou a qualidade como um diferencial competitivo. Nesse sentido, informar ao consumidor sobre a qualidade do produto torna-se um desafio. Em carne bovina, a qualidade pode ser inferida pelas características intrínsecas do produto (cor, sabor, aroma, mas também pelas informações disponibilizadas. Este artigo objetiva, então, identificar o grau de importância de informações diretamente relacionadas à qualidade de carne bovina, a partir de uma amostra de 400 consumidores. Além disso, utilizando-se a estatística multivariada através da análise fatorial, foram identificados fatores relacionados à informação como indicadores de qualidade. Os resultados sugerem que os consumidores em Porto Alegre apresentam interesse por informações ainda não disponibilizadas pelos fornecedores de carne bovina, sinalizando que a oferta não está em acordo com a demanda. Assim, o produto oferecido no mercado não fornece elementos suficientes para que o consumidor possa inferir sobre sua qualidade, com base nas informações disponíveis.

  3. Fatores de risco associados à mastite bovina na microrregião Garanhuns, Pernambuco

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    Oliveira,Júnior M.B.; Vanderlei,Dayane R.; Wisley da S. Moraes; Daniel F. Brandespim; Mota,Rinaldo A.; Oliveira,Andréa A. da F.; Medeiros,Elizabeth S. de; José W. Pinheiro Júnior

    2012-01-01

    Objetivou-se com este estudo analisar os fatores de risco associados à mastite bovina na microrregião de Garanhuns, Pernambuco. Para isso, foram submetidas ao exame microbiológico 1260 amostras de leite e em cada propriedade foi aplicado um questionário contendo informações relacionadas às características raciais dos animais, dados gerais sobre as propriedades, manejo do rebanho e higiênico-sanitário durante a ordenha. Para a análise dos fatores de risco foi realizada uma regressão logística ...

  4. Estudo epidemiológico da leptospirose bovina e humana na Amazônia oriental brasileira Epidemiologic study of bovine and human leptospirosis in eastern Brazilian Amazon

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    Valéria Stacchini Ferreira Homem; Marcos Bryan Heinemann; Zenaide Maria de Moraes; Silvio Arruda Vasconcellos; Fernando Ferreira; José Soares Ferreira Neto

    2001-01-01

    Realizou-se o estudo da soroprevalência da leptospirose em bovinos e humanos especificamente em propriedades familiares na região de fronteira agrícola da rodovia Transamazônica, na Amazônia Oriental. A prevalência da leptospirose bovina foi 97% [90,9 - 99,5%] de propriedades com pelo menos um animal positivo na soroaglutinação microscópica para o diagnóstico da leptospirose. Em 61,2% dos rebanhos o sorotipo hardjo foi apontado como o mais provável, em 9% deles o sorotipo bratislava e em 4,5%...

  5. Bovine S protein (vitronectin increases phagocytosis of Streptococcus dysgalactiae Aumento na fagocitose de Streptococcus dysgalactiae pela ação da proteína S bovina (vitronectina

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    Laerte Francisco Filippsen

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available The effects of bovine S protein (vitronectin on phagocytosis of Streptococcus dysgalactiae strains isolated from cattle with mastitis were investigated. Phagocytized streptococci were determined by a fluorometric microassay using glass adherent polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN. Preincubation of S. dysgalactiae with bovine S protein significantly increased their phagocytosis by PMN. Bovine S protein had no effect on phagocytic killing of non-S protein binding S. pyogenes cultures. Enzymatic digestion of the bovine S protein binding sites on S. dysgalactiae with pronase resulted in a significative reduction of the effects of S protein on phagocytosis. It could thus be concluded that in addition to its role as a promoter of cellular adhesion and complement inhibitor, bovine S protein may also influence the phagocytosis of S. dysgalactiae during inflammatory processes.Foram investigados os efeitos da proteína S bovina (vitronectina na fagocitose de amostras de Streptococcus dysgalactiae isoladas de bovinos com mastite. A determinação do número de estreptococos fagocitados foi realizada pelo método fluorométrico utilizando neutrófilos polimorfonucleares (NPM aderidos em lâminas de vidro. A pré-incubação do S. dysgalactiae com a proteína S bovina aumentou significativamente a sua fagocitose por NPM. A proteína S bovina não causou efeito na fagocitose de culturas de S. pyogenes, já que não apresentam sítios de ligação para esta proteína. A digestão enzimática com pronase dos sítios de ligação S. dysgalactiae para a proteína S bovina resultou numa significativa redução do efeito da proteína S na fagocitose. Pode-se concluir que além do papel como promotor da adesão celular e inibidor do complemento, a proteína S bovina pode também influir na fagocitose do S. dysgalactiae durante os processos inflamatórios.

  6. Atividade Antimicrobiana de Peptídeos Obtidos de Caseína Bovina

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    C. C. H. KRÜGER

    2008-10-01

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    As proteínas de leite são precursoras de vários peptídeos biologicamente ativos. Estes, inativos dentro da seqüência da proteína original, podem ser liberados pela proteólise enzimática. Após a hidrólise, algumas proteínas apresentam atividade antibacteriana. Caseinofosfopeptídeos (CPP podem ser liberados in vivo na digestão normal da caseína ou formados in vitro pela hidrólise enzimática. O objetivo do trabalho foi a investigação do potencial de peptídeos obtidos pela hidrólise tríptica da caseína em inibir o crescimento de bactérias. Os peptídeos foram testados contra as bactérias Gram-positivas Listeria monocytogenes e Staphylococcus aureus e as bactérias Gram-negativas, Escherichia coli e Salmonella typhimurium. Foram testadas diferentes formas de produção de CPP. O peptídeo denominado CPP-A apresentou atividade bacteriostática contra Escherichia coli a 1 mg/mL e 0,2 mg/mL. O CPP-C inibiu o crescimento de Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli e Salmonella typhimurium em quase todas as concentrações testadas. A Listeria monocytogenes foi inibida por todos os peptídeos testados.

  7. Anaplasmosis bovina

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    Belkis Corona, Majela Rodríguez y Siomara Martínez.

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Anaplasma marginale es una rickettsia del genogrupo II de las Ehrlichias, que parasita los eritrocitos maduros del ganado bovino y causa severas pérdidas económicas fundamentalmente en las zonas tropicales y subtropicales (Palmer y col., 1999. Este microorganismo presenta múltiple variabilidad antigénica, de morfología, virulencia, transmisibilidad por garrapatas y habilidad para inducir protección cruzada contra aislamientos heterólogos (Palmer y McElwain, 1995. Se han caracterizado seis proteínas de superficie de membrana de los cuerpos iniciales de este organismo, portadoras de epitopes B y T, denominadas proteínas mayoritarias de superficie (MSPs y designadas 1a, 1b, 2, 3, 4 y 5. Estas proteínas son reconocidas por anticuerpos neutralizantes y se encuentran en una estrecha relación intermolecular en la superficie de la membrana de los cuerpos iniciales. Algunas de estas proteínas inducen una protección total o parcial en animales vacunados, aunque el nivel y la uniformidad de la misma, es variable (Palmer y McElwain, 1995. A pesar de las cuantiosas pérdidas económicas producidas todos los años, a nivel mundial hasta el momento no se cuenta con un método de control eficaz contra la enfermedad, por lo que resulta de gran importancia desarrollar una vacuna capaz de prevenir la infección con este patógeno y contar con técnicas de diagnóstico más sensibles y específicas que permitan la detección de animales portadores para ser utilizadas en estudios epizootiológicos y para el control de la enfermedad (Echaide y col., 1998. Por lo que a partir de estas premisas nos proponemos como objetivo realizar una exhaustiva revisión bibliográfica acerca de la anaplasmosis bovina y su agente causal, Anaplasma marginale.

  8. Uso de métodos complementares na inspeção post mortem de carcaças com suspeita de tuberculose bovina

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    Leone V. Furlanetto

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo foi utilizar métodos complementares de diagnóstico (histopatológicos, bacteriológicos e moleculares, no julgamento de lesões suspeitas de tuberculose observadas durante a inspeção post mortem de rotina em abatedouros. Foi acompanhado o abate e a inspeção de 41.193 bovinos, sadios ao exame ante mortem, em sete abatedouros no estado de Mato Grosso. Carcaças de 198 (0,48% animais apresentaram lesões, sendo 182 (92,0% classificadas como granulomatosas ou piogranulomatosas na avaliação histopatológica. Entretanto, na baciloscopia, não foi evidenciada a presença de bacilo álcool-ácido resistente (BAAR. Mycobacterium bovis foi isolado em três (1,5% lesões, provenientes de linfonodos retrofaringeanos de bovinos com até três anos de idade. Quando usado a PCR múltipla (m-PCR diretamente nos fragmentos de tecido, detectou-se a presença de DNA de M. bovis em 14 (7,0% lesões, incluindo as três amostras identificadas na análise bacteriológica. O julgamento das lesões pelo exame macroscópico concordou em 93,0% (184/198 com os resultados obtidos por meio da PCR. A fim de evitar equívocos durante a avaliação, principalmente das lesões paucibacilares, como as encontradas neste estudo, recomenda-se a utilização de testes complementares rápidos e confirmatórios. A m-PCR, associada à inspeção post mortem de rotina, demonstrou ser uma técnica promissora para a vigilância da tuberculose bovina em abatedouros, contribuindo para o sucesso do programa de erradicação da tuberculose bovina.

  9. Bovine papillomavirus type 2 in enzootic haematuria aetiology/ Papilomavírus bovino tipo 2 na etiologia da hematúria enzoótica bovina

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    Amauri Alcindo Alfieri

    2002-05-01

    Full Text Available Bovine enzootic haematuria (EH occurs worldwide and is endemic in regions with bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum infested grassland. EH is chronic disease that is characterized by clinical signs of intermitent haematuria, anemia and progressive emaciation and haemorragic, hyperplasic and neoplasic lesions of urinary bladder. Although bracken fern intoxication has been related to EH, most recent bovine papillomavirus type 2 (BPV-2 infection has been also assessed. Some researches has shown that the presence of BPV-2 in association with bracken fern carcinogenic compound leads to the malignant progression of urinary bladder lesions that cause the clinical signs of EH. In this review the major evidence of BPV-2 involviment in the aetiology of EH is presented along with diagnostic methods and prophylaxis of this disease that causes considerable economic losses in brazilian cattle breeding.A hematúria enzoótica (HE bovina é de ocorrência mundial e apresenta caráter endêmico em regiões com pastagens infestadas com samambaia (Pteridium aquilinum. A HE é uma doença crônica caracterizada por sinais clínicos de hematúria intermitente, anemia e emagrecimento progressivo e por lesões hemorrágicas, hiperplásicas e neoplásicas da mucosa da bexiga. Apesar da intoxicação pela samambaia estar relacionada à etiologia da HE, mais recentemente a infecção pelo papilomavírus bovino tipo 2 (BPV-2 também tem sido avaliada. Estudos demonstram que a presença do BPV-2, associada à ação dos compostos carcinogênicos da samambaia, leva à progressão maligna das lesões na mucosa vesical responsáveis pelos quadros clínicos observados na HE. Nesta revisão são apresentadas as principais evidências do envolvimento do BPV-2 na etiologia da HE, bem como métodos de diagnóstico e profilaxia desta doença que ocasiona prejuízos econômicos consideráveis à pecuária bovina brasileira.

  10. DIAGNÓSTICO DA FREQÜÊNCIA DA BRUCELOSE BOVINA EM VACAS EM LACTAÇÃO NA BACIA LEITEIRA DE GOIÂNIA PELAS PROVAS DO ANEL DO LEITE E ROSA BENGALA

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    Francisco de Carvalho Dias Filho; Maria Clorinda Soares Fioravanti; Albenones José de Mesquita; Luiz Antônio Franco da Silva; Cléverson Santos Acypreste; Ludmila Souza Ramos

    2006-01-01

    Com o objetivo de avaliar o comportamento dos testes do anel do leite e do rosa bengala na triagem da brucelose bovina e verificar a freqüência desta enfermidade em vacas em lactação na bacia leiteira de Goiânia, foram colhidas 106 amostras de leite em latões e 870 amostras de sangue de vacas em lactação de 45 propriedades rurais no raio de 100 km de Goiânia. As amostras de leite foram submetidas à prova do anel e o soro sangüíneo testado pela prova do rosa bengala. Os resultados encontrados ...

  11. Prevalência de infecções por vírus da diarreia viral bovina e herpesvírus tipos 1 e 4 em fêmeas bovinas repetidoras do cio na região oeste da Turquia

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    Sibel Gür

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Infecções por Vírus da Diarréia Viral Bovina (BVDV, Vírus da Rinotraqueíte Infecciosa Bovina (BHV-1 e Herpesvírus Tipo 4 (BHV-4 são amplamente reconhecidas como infecções do trato reprodutivo em bovinos. O objetivo deste estudo foi investigar a presença e a prevalência destas infecções em fêmeas bovinas repetidoras de cio. Um total de 139 amostras de sangue foi colhido de nove diferentes propriedades leiteiras na região Oeste da Turquia. Todos os animais amostrados estavam clinicamente saudáveis, embora não tenham sido enxertados por inseminação artificial após três a onze tentativas. As amostras de soro foram testadas por método ELISA para detecção de anticorpos anti-BHV-1 e BHV-4, e 2,0 e 3,9% das amostras, respectivamente, foram consideradas positivas. Estes valores foram considerados baixos quando comparados com os de outros estudos na Turquia. De 139 amostras, 81 (58,2% foram positivas para a presença de anticorpos anti-BVDV e mais de 70% das propriedades foram reveladas positivas. O antígeno de BVDV foi detectado em dois animais em uma propriedade em que 71,4% dos animais eram soropositivos. Animais positivos para a presença de antígenos foram amostrados e testados novamente quatro semanas depois e viremia persistente foi detectada. Concluindo, infecção por BVDV pode ser responsável pelas perdas reprodutivas nas propriedades estudadas.

  12. Estudo epidemiológico da leptospirose bovina e humana na Amazônia oriental brasileira Epidemiologic study of bovine and human leptospirosis in eastern Brazilian Amazon

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    Valéria Stacchini Ferreira Homem

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available Realizou-se o estudo da soroprevalência da leptospirose em bovinos e humanos especificamente em propriedades familiares na região de fronteira agrícola da rodovia Transamazônica, na Amazônia Oriental. A prevalência da leptospirose bovina foi 97% [90,9 - 99,5%] de propriedades com pelo menos um animal positivo na soroaglutinação microscópica para o diagnóstico da leptospirose. Em 61,2% dos rebanhos o sorotipo hardjo foi apontado como o mais provável, em 9% deles o sorotipo bratislava e em 4,5% o shermani. A prevalência sorológica da leptospirose humana foi 32,8% [23,4 - 43,5%] de núcleos familiares com pelo menos um indivíduo positivo na soroaglutinação microscópica para o diagnóstico da leptospirose. Em 9% dos núcleos familiares o sorotipo bratislava foi apontado como o mais provável, em 6% deles o sorotipo hardjo e em 4,5% o grippotyphosa. Foi discutido o impacto desses achados sobre a produção animal e saúde pública na região e feitas sugestões para minorar o problema.The seroprevalence study for leptospirosis in bovines and humans was realized in family holder farms along the Transamazon Highway. The prevalence of bovine leptospirosis was 97% [90.9 - 99.5%] of farms with at least one positive animal according to microscopic agglutination test for the leptospirosis diagnostic. In 61.2% of the tested herds, the serovar hardjo was the most common, followed by the serovar bratislava (9% and the serovar shermani (4.5%. The serologic prevalence of leptospirosis in humans was 32.8% [23.4 - 43.5%] in family groups with at least one positive individual according to microscopic agglutination test for the leptospirosis diagnostic. In 9% of family groups, the serovar bratislava was the most common, while serovar hardjo and grippotyphosa accounted for 6% and 4.5%, respectively. The impact of these results is discussed in relation to animal production and public health. Suggestions have been proposed in order to improve the

  13. Influencia da altura do remanescente coronario, do tipo de retenção intra-radicular e do tipo de coroa total na resistencia e modo de fratura de raizes bovinas

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    Cristina do Amparo Resende

    2007-01-01

    Resumo: O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a resistência à fratura de raízes bovinas tratadas endodonticamente e restauradas com diferentes retenções intra-radiculares variando-se o tipo de material da coroa total, na presença e ausência do remanescente coronário. Duzentas raízes com dimensões padronizadas foram divididas aleatoriamente em 20 grupos experimentais (n=10) nos seguintes tratamentos: retenções: pino de fibra de vidro (PFV), pino de fibra de vidro reembasado (PFVR), fibra de poli...

  14. EFECTO REOLÓGICO DE HIDROCOLOIDES SOBRE LA SALMUERA DE MARINADO DE CARNE BOVINA EFEITO REOLÓGICO DE HIDROCOLOIDES NA SALMOURA DE MARINADO DE CARNE BOVINA EFFECT OF HYDROCOLLOIDS ON RHEOLOGICAL BRINE MARINATED MEAT

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    YOMAIRA TAPASCO Z

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available En algunos países la práctica del marinado en carnes ha sido convertida en práctica rutinaria, sin embargo las pérdidas por cocción son considerables. El objetivo de esta investigación fue valorar el comportamiento tixotrópico de hidrocoloides como agentes espesantes en la salmuera utilizada para el marinado de carnes. Los hidrocoloides utilizados fueron: xantan, guar y carragenina I; Inicialmente fue propuesto un diseño de mezclas para elegir la mejor mezcla de hidrocoloides. Posteriormente fue evaluado el efecto que sobre la tixotropía presentó la mezcla óptima de hidrocoloides incluidas en una salmuera estándar para marinado de carnes rojas. La mezcla óptima de hidrocoloides encontrada fue de 87% de xantan y 13% de carragenina, utilizada en la salmuera en tres concentraciones 0,5%, 1,0% y 7,5%. Esta salmuera fue utilizada para marinar muestras de carne bovina de músculo semitendinoso. Las muestras de los tratamientos fueron refrigeradas en cava durante 3 días. Fueron determinadas pérdidas de peso antes y después de cocción a80°C de temperatura interna y realizados los análisis de perfil de textura. Los resultados indican que la mejor concentración de hidrocoloides fue para el tratamiento con 1,5%. Solamente fue encontrada diferencia significativa (pEm alguns países, a pràtica de carnes marinadas transformou-se em pràtica rotineira, entretanto as perdas de cozimento são consideráveis. 0 objetivo desta pesquisa foi avallar o comportamento tixotrópico de très hidrocolóides como espessantes na salmoura usado para marinara carne. Os hidrocolóides utilizados foram: goma xantana, goma guar e goma carragena I, foi inicialmente proposto um projeto de mistura de escolhera melhor combinaçáo de hidrocolóides. Foi entáo avallado o efeito da tixotropia que apresentou a mistura ideal de hidrocolóides incluídos em urna salmoura carnes marinadas. A combinaçáo óptima de hidrocolóides encontrada foi de 87% e 13% xantana e

  15. Prevalência e etiologia da mastite bovina na bacia leiteira de Rondon do Pará, estado do Pará

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    Carlos Magno C. Oliveira

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente trabalho foi pesquisar a prevalência e a etiologia da mastite bovina na bacia leiteira do município de Rondon do Pará, bem como avaliar o perfil de sensibilidade e resistência dos agentes isolados frente aos antimicrobianos. Foram avaliadas 237 vacas mestiças de aptidão leiteira, pertencentes a nove propriedades, as quais utilizavam ordenha manual uma vez ao dia e sistema de criação extensivo em pastagens de Brachiaria brizantha, com fornecimento de sal mineral e água ad libitum. Realizou-se o exame clínico da glândula mamária, o teste da caneca telada e o California Mastitis Test. Dos 935 quartos mamários avaliados, 6,6% apresentaram mastite subclínica, 1,3% mastite clínica e 92,1% foram negativos. As bactérias isoladas na mastite clínica foram Staphylococcus spp. coagulase negativo (25%, Staphylococcus aureus (16,7%, Streptococcus spp. (8,3% e Corynebacterium spp. (8,3%. Na mastite subclínica foram Staphylococcus spp. coagulase negativo (32,3%, Staphylococcus aureus (17,7%, Staphylococcus intermedius (1,6%, Streptococcus spp. (4,8%, Corynebacterium spp. (4,8% e Staphylococcus spp. coagulase negativo/S. aureus (1,6%. Não houve crescimento microbiano em 41,7% das amostras com mastite clínica e 37,1% com mastite subclínica. No antibiograma, 100% dos isolados de Staphylococcus spp. coagulase negativo, S. aureus, S. intermedius, e Streptococcus spp. foram sensíveis ao sulfazotrim. Por outro lado Corynebacterium spp. foi 100% resistente ao mesmo antimicrobiano. A cefalotina, cefoxitina e gentamicina, apresentaram eficácia frente às bactérias isoladas do gênero Staphylococcus spp., as quais neste trabalho representam a grande maioria dos agentes causadores de mastite. A mastite foi diagnosticada em todos os rebanhos pesquisados, contudo o número de animais acometidos foi considerado baixo; isso provavelmente deve-se à baixa produção de leite dos animais e a permanência do bezerro ao pé após a

  16. Prevalência da mastite bovina causada por Prototheca zopfii em rebanhos leiteiros, na região norte do Paraná Prevalence of bovine mastitis due to Prototheca zopfii in dairy cattle in north Paraná, Brazil

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    Laerte Francisco Filippsen

    1999-03-01

    Full Text Available Algas do gênero Prototheca têm sido relacionadas como agente etiológico na ocorrência de mastite bovina, entretanto, nenhum caso foi relatado no estado do Paraná. O presente trabalho objetivou determinar a prevalência desta alga, enquanto agente etiológico nas mastites bovinas, em rebanhos leiteiros, na região norte do Paraná. Foram visitadas 20 propriedades produtoras de leite e realizados exames clínicos e teste do CMT (California Mastitis Test em todos os animais em lactação. A alga Prototheca zopfii foi isolada de dois animais de uma das propriedades. Todas as cepas isoladas de Prototheca zopfii mostraram-se resistentes aos antimicrobianos testados.Prototheca has been reported as an etiological agent in the occurrence of bovine mastitis, although no case has been noticed in Paraná. The aim of this work was to determine the prevalence of this algae as an etiological agent of the bovine mastitis in dairy cattle in north Paraná. Clinical exams and CMT (California Mastitis Test were done in all lactation animals raised in 20 dairy farms. The algae Prototheca zopfii was found in two animals of one farm. All the Prototheca zopfii strains were resistent against the antimicrobial agents tested.

  17. EFEITO DO TEOR DE GORDURA, VÁCUO E DOSE DE RADIAÇÃO GAMA NA SOBREVIVÊNCIA DE Salmonella TYPHIMURIUM ATCC 14028 EM CARNE BOVINA MOÍDA RESFRIADA

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    C. S. COSTA

    2008-09-01

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    O trabalho avaliou a sobrevivência de Salmonella Typhimurium ATCC 14028 em carnes bovinas, moída crua e resfriada (2 ºC, através do tratamento com radiação gama (Co60, utilizando doses de 0; 1,5; 2,5 e 3,5 kGy. Além do fator dose de radiação foram avaliadas as influências do emprego de vácuo e de dois teores de gordura da carne bovina moída: baixo (2-4% e alto (11-13%, bem como a interação dos fatores, na redução ou eliminação da bactéria patogênica inoculada. Os resultados demonstraram que os teores de gordura da carne e o emprego de vácuo não influenciaram significativamente a sobrevivência da Salmonella. A dose de radiação gama influenciou a inativação de Salmonella de forma dose dependente até 2,5 kGy, com reduções de 4 ciclos logarítmicos. A dose de 2,5 kGy é suficiente para exercer um controle efetivo de Salmonella em carne bovina moída independentemente do seu teor de gordura e da presença de oxigênio.

  18. A Utilização da Informação Contábil na Gestão da Pecuária Bovina de Corte: Uma Pesquisa Empírica

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    2007-01-01

    A pecuária bovina de corte representa uma atividade econômica de grande importância para a economia nacional e, como qualquer entidade, sua administração necessita de informações confiáveis e úteis para a tomada de decisão. Dessa forma, este trabalho aborda qual o estágio de utilização das informações contábeis pelo gestor pecuarista de gado de corte na Região de Nova Andradina, MS, bem como os benefícios passíveis de serem obtidos com o uso freqüente das informações geradas pela Contabilidad...

  19. A Encefalopatia Espongiforme Bovina e o Homem

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    Silva, Jorge Santos; Santos, Norberto Teixeira

    2014-01-01

    O aparecimento da Encefalopatia Espongifome Bovina (ESB) demonstrou a importância do conhecimento epidemiológico da Doença de Creutzfeldt-Jakob (DCJ). A ESB é uma nova doença do gado bovino, registada desde 1985 no Reino Unido onde terá surgido e é mais frequente. Estudos epidemiológicosdemonstraram que houve exposição de gado a um agente «Scrapie-like» na ração composta de carne e osso de origem ruminante. As medidas sanitáriasinstítuidas pelas autoridades Britânicas tem aparentemente defend...

  20. Efeito da somatotrofina bovina (bST-r, do implante de progestágeno e do desmame por 72 horas na indução do estro e na taxa de prenhez em vacas

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    Maciel M.N.

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar a eficiência de tratamentos hormonais sobre a fertilidade de vacas de corte no pós-parto com diferentes condições corporais, durante a estação de monta de outono. Setenta e três vacas pluríparas cruzadas (Hereford x Nelore criadas extensivamente, com condição corporal entre 2 e 4, foram pesadas e distribuídas em três grupos experimentais. O grupo GSED, constituído por 25 vacas, recebeu pessário vaginal (dia 0 contendo 250mg de acetato de medroxiprogesterona e 500mg de somatotropina bovina recombinante (bST-r. Na retirada dos pessários (dia 7, as vacas receberam 0,5mg de cipionato de estradiol e procedeu-se o desmame temporário dos bezerros por 72 horas. No grupo SED, 25 vacas receberam tratamento semelhante ao grupo GSED, porém não receberam bST-r. No grupo-controle, as 23 vacas somente foram separadas dos seus bezerros por 72h. Quando da retirada dos pessários as vacas foram colocadas com touros por 30 dias. Os animais foram pesados e avaliados quanto à condição corporal no início do experimento e na retirada dos touros (dia 37. Foi constatada perda média de peso de 0,648 kg/dia e os percentuais de estro foram de 26,1%, 33,3% e 56,5%, respectivamente, para os grupos controle, SED e GSED. O diagnóstico de gestação, realizado pela palpação retal 60 dias após a retirada dos touros, indicou percentuais de prenhez de 13,0%, 8,3% e 21,7%, respectivamente, para os grupos controle, SED e GSED (P=0,16, demonstrando que os programas hormonais adotados não foram eficientes no incremento das taxas de prenhez de vacas que perdiam peso entre 50 e 70 dias após o parto.

  1. DIAGNÓSTICO DA FREQÜÊNCIA DA BRUCELOSE BOVINA EM VACAS EM LACTAÇÃO NA BACIA LEITEIRA DE GOIÂNIA PELAS PROVAS DO ANEL DO LEITE E ROSA BENGALA

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    Francisco de Carvalho Dias Filho

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar o comportamento dos testes do anel do leite e do rosa bengala na triagem da brucelose bovina e verificar a freqüência desta enfermidade em vacas em lactação na bacia leiteira de Goiânia, foram colhidas 106 amostras de leite em latões e 870 amostras de sangue de vacas em lactação de 45 propriedades rurais no raio de 100 km de Goiânia. As amostras de leite foram submetidas à prova do anel e o soro sangüíneo testado pela prova do rosa bengala. Os resultados encontrados foram 11,11% para propriedades e 5,66% para amostras no teste do anel do leite enquanto o rosa bengala encontrou 1,74% de animais positivos e 17,78% de propriedades com animais infectados. As provas foram avaliadas entre si por meio do teste do c2, não encontrando diferença estatística (P>0,05, com uma concordância de 80% entre os resultados das duas provas. Os resultados encontrados pelo teste do anel do leite foram compatíveis com a avaliação sorológica individual determinada pelo rosa bengala. PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Brucelose, teste do anel, rosa bengala, bovino

  2. A padronização na gestão da cadeia de suprimentos da carne bovina por supermercados The standardization on the beef supply chain management by supermarkets

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    Bruno Leonardo Ravaiani Brum

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de identificar a relação estabelecida entre a padronização na comercialização de carne bovina in natura por supermercados, a coordenação de fornecedores e o tamanho da firma supermercadista, foi realizada uma pesquisa junto a lojas de supermercados do estado de São Paulo e da região metropolitana de Belo Horizonte, a partir de um questionário estruturado que abordou também aspectos relacionados ao conhecimento de novas tecnologias do varejo e aos hábitos de compra de carne bovina in natura. Utilizando-se da análise de tabelas de contingência, foram relacionadas as variáveis, concluindo-se que existe a esperada forte dependência estatística entre a coordenação de fornecedores e o tamanho da firma supermercadista, bem como entre a coordenação de fornecedores e a padronização de processos na comercialização de carne bovina, mas não entre a padronização e o tamanho da firma. De maneira geral, concluiu-se que a implantação de ferramentas como a gestão de cadeias de suprimento tem uma viabilidade comprometida no curto prazo, devido principalmente à reduzida difusão de práticas de padronização entre os estratos de tamanho de firmas e às dificuldades impostas pelo baixo conhecimento de novas tecnologias.With the goal on identifying the relationship between the standardization on the beef buying and selling by supermarkets, the coordination of suppliers and the size of the firm, a survey on supermarket firms in the state of São Paulo and in the metropolitan area of Belo Horizonte was developed. A structured questionnaire was elaborated with the additional purpose of revealing the knowledge level of new retail technologies and the supermarket purchase behaviour of beef. Using contingency tables analysis, three focus variables were related and it was investigated the statistical dependence relationship between them. The results lead to the conclusion that there is a strong statistical dependence

  3. ETIOLOGY OF THE BOVINE CLINICAL MASTITIS IN GOIÂNIA ETIOLOGIA DA MASTITE CLÍNICA BOVINA NA BACIA LEITEIRA DE GOIÂNIA

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    Paulo César Moreira

    2007-09-01

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    There is an estimate that the mastitis in dairy herds causes production losses between 5 and 35%, equivalent from 85 to 500 million dollars per year. 231 milk samples from 231 cows on different stages of lactation, with clinic mastitis, from 35 farms of Goiânia, were analyzed in order to map the pathogens implicated in these process and to discover the microorganisms with major prevalence. All the samples had positive growth. The principal agents were Staphylococcus coagulase positive (32.90%, Streptococcus sp. (22.07%, Pseudomonas sp. (12.12%, Enterobacter sp. (10.38%, Corynebacterium sp. (8.65%, Escherichia coli (8.22%, Bacillus sp. (8.22%, Proteus sp. (6.49%, Klebsiella sp. (4.32% and Staphylococcus coagulase negative (3.46%. The Nocardia genus was isolated in 0.86% of the cases.

    KEY-WORDS: Bovine mastitis; etiology; isolated microorganisms.

    Estima-se que a presença de mastite bovina em rebanhos produtores provoque perdas de produção entre 5 e 35%, o que equivale de 85 a 500 milhões de dólares ao ano. Com o objetivo de mapear os patógenos envolvidos nesse processo e evidenciar os microrganismos com maior freqüência foram examinadas amostras de leite de 231 vacas, em diferentes estágios de lactação, que apresentaram sinais de mastite clínica e eram pertencentes a 35 propriedades rurais da bacia leiteira de Goiânia. Todas as amostras tiveram crescimento bacteriano positivo. Os principais agentes isolados foram o Staphylococcus coagulase positiva (32,90%, Streptococcus sp. (22,07%, Pseudomonas sp. (12,12%, Enterobacter sp. (10,38%, Corynebacterium sp. (8,65%, Escherichia coli (8,22%, Bacillus sp. (8,22%,

  4. Testes de ELISA e vírus-neutralização na detecção de anticorpos contra o vírus da diarréia viral bovina no leite

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    Diego A.F. Sturza

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available O sucesso na estratégia de controle e erradicação do vírus da diarréia viral bovina (BVDV, passa necessariamente pela identificação e eliminação dos animais persistentemente infectados (PI. Como esses animais excretam continuamente o vírus em suas secreções e excreções, a prevalência de anticorpos no rebanho, frequentemente é alta e com altos títulos. Devido a essas características, amostras de tanques coletivos de leite, foram submetidas a duas técnicas sorológicas, a fim de estabelecer a mais adequada na realização de triagem de rebanhos. Para isso, 767 amostras coletivas de leite foram submetidas à análise por um kit ELISA indireto (teste referência e pela técnica de vírus-neutralização (VNT adaptada (teste proposto. Devido aos efeitos tóxicos do leite sobre o cultivo celular, a adaptação consistiu no aumento do volume final na etapa de incubação celular. Foram positivas, 177 e 139 amostras no ELISA e na VNT, respectivamente. Com isso, a VNT adaptada apresentou uma sensibilidade de 76,8% e uma especificidade de 99,5%. O índice Kappa (k foi de 0,82, demonstrando uma ótima concordância entre as duas técnicas. A análise do coeficiente de correlação entre os valores de absorbância no ELISA (OD e os títulos de anticorpos na VNT nas amostras positivas, demonstrou uma positividade moderada (r = 0,57 com p < 0,05. No entanto, várias amostras com títulos altos na VNT apresentaram ODs moderadas ou baixas. Por outro lado, algumas amostras com títulos neutralizantes baixos apresentaram ODs altas. Como a presença de animais PI é sugerida por títulos neutralizantes ≥ 80, conclui-se que a técnica de VNT adaptada é mais adequada para a realização de triagem em amostras coletivas de leite quando objetiva-se detectar rebanhos com altos títulos de anticorpos.

  5. BSA Hybrid Synthesized Polymer

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    Zong Bin LIU; Xiao Pei DENG; Chang Sheng ZHAO

    2006-01-01

    Bovine serum albumin (BSA), a naturally occurring biopolymer, was regarded as a polymeric material to graft to an acrylic acid (AA)-N-vinyl pyrrolidone (NVP) copolymer to form a biomacromolecular hybrid polymer. The hybrid polymer can be blended with polyethersulfone (PES) to increase the hydrophilicity of the PES membrane, which suggested that the hybrid polymer might have a wide application in the modification of biomaterials.

  6. Efeito da solução de clorexidina a 2% a um cimento ionomérico e um resinoso na adesão de pinos de fibra de vidro em raízes bovinas após 7 dias e 6 meses de armazenamento

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    Diana Ferreira Gadêlha de Araújo

    2013-01-01

    Este trabalho avaliou a influência do uso de solução de clorexidina a 2% (CHX) na resistência de união de pino de fibra de vidro à dentina radicular, utilizando um agente cimentante ionomérico modificado por resina e um cimento resinoso dual com sistema adesivo convencional, nos terços cervical, médio e apical. Oitenta raízes bovinas foram selecionadas, cortadas em 17mm e tratadas endodonticamente para em seguida serem divididas em 8 grupos: ARC (RelyX ARC/ScothBond MultiPurpose- cimento resi...

  7. ANÁLISIS COMPUTACIONAL DEL EFECTO DE POLIMORFISMOS DE GENES DEL SISTEMA m-CALPAÍNA/CALPASTATINA SOBRE LA CALIDAD DE LA CARNE BOVINA

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    J. D. Leal-Gutiérrez

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Los genes del sistema de enzimas μ-Calpaína/Calpastatina han sido ampliamente evaluados en estudios de asociación respecto de parámetros de calidad cárnica como la terneza; previamente se han identificado varios polimorfismos asociados con la variación fenotípica en poblaciones no relacionadas de bovinos. Usando herramientas computacionales se logró postular la asociación de cuatro polimorfismos encontrados en μ-Calpaína y 11 en Calpastatina que producen una alteración de los parámetros físico-químicos, tanto del ARNm (estabilidad y polimorfismo conformacional, como de la proteína (punto isoeléctrico, potencial electroestático y superficie molecular. Es importante poder establecer el soporte biológico de polimorfismos genéticos asociados con parámetros fenotípicos que mejoren la productividad animal, lo que hace que la aproximación in silico se convierta en una herramienta útil para tal fin.

  8. Doenças priônicas: avaliação dos riscos envolvidos na utilização de produtos de origem bovina Prionic disease: evaluation of the risks involved in using products of bovine origin

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    Omar Lupi

    2003-02-01

    Full Text Available Os príons são proteínas que se mostram capazes de auto-replicação apesar de, para isso, alterar o metabolismo celular. São responsáveis por inúmeras doenças em animais e no ser humano (doenças priônicas, todas elas fatais. Essas moléstias apresentam enorme variabilidade quanto ao período de incubação, de alguns meses a 40 anos. Os príons acumulam-se e destroem os neurônios, provocando quadros conhecidos como encefalopatias espongiosiformes. Discute-se a apresentação clínica, epidemiológica e histórica das doenças priônicas. O foco maior de discussão recai, no entanto, na possibilidade teórica da transmissão iatrogênica dos príons por meio das formulações tópicas que utilizam ceramidas (cerebrosídeos ou placenta de origem bovina, assim como pelo risco representado por alguns procedimentos dermatológicos, como transplantes da pele e implantes de colágeno.A prion is a protein that is capable of self replication, thereby altering a cell's metabolism. It is responsible for a number of human and animal diseases (prionic diseases, all of which are always lethal. These diseases have enormous variability in their incubation periods, ranging from a few months to forty years. Prions accumulate and destroy nerve cells, causing spongiform encephalopathy. We discuss the clinical picture, epidemiology, and historical background of prionic diseases. The major focus of the discussion lies, however, on the theoretical possibility of iatrogenic transmission of prion infection due to topical formulations using ceramides (cerebrosides or placenta of bovine origin, as well as the risk represented by some dermatological procedures such as skin grafts and collagen implants.

  9. BRUCELOSE BOVINA: PREVALÊNCIA DE ANTICORPOS ANTI-Brucellaabortus EM REPRODUTORES BOVINOS NA MICRORREGIÃO DE GOIÂNIA

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    Lorena Cardoso Resende

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Com este trabalho avaliou-se a prevalência de reprodutores bovinos soro-reagentes a Brucella abortus na microrregião de Goiânia, em 60 propriedades escolhidas aleatoriamente de 13 municípios. Foram examinados 139reprodutores, com idade entre 12 a 146 meses, em que 63(45,32% eram de raças de corte e 76 (54,67% de raçasleiteiras. Das propriedades visitadas, 11 eram de gado de corte, 39 de gado de leite e 10 tinham atividade mista. A colheita do material foi feita por punção na veia caudal externa, ou na veia safena lateral. O material foi conservado em caixa isotérmica com gelo reciclável e centrifugado em laboratório no máximo 24 horas pós-colheita. Os exames foram realizados no Laboratório de Microbiologia do Departamento de Medicina Veterinária da Universidade Federal de Goiás. Foi relatada a presença de abortos em 32(53,33% das propriedades estudadas. A prova de soro-aglutinação rápida em placa revelou 137 reprodutores negativos e dois suspeitos, com sorologia 1:50 e 1:100 incompleta. Nas amostras dos animais suspeitos, foi realizada a prova de rosa bengala, e ambos responderam negativamente.Um dos touros suspeitos era oriundo de uma propriedade com histórico de aborto e outro não. PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Brucelose, bovinos, touros.

  10. Sistemas de efluxo multidrogas em Escherichia coli e uso de inibidores como possíveis adjuvantes na terapia da mastite bovina

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    M.A. Ospina

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Vinte e sete isolados de Escherichia coli provenientes de leite de bovinos com mastite clínica foram submetidos a teste de sensibilidade aos principais antimicrobianos usados no tratamento desta doença. Avaliou-se também a efetividade in vitro de dois inibidores de sistemas de efluxo multidrogas, fenilalanina arginyl ß naftilamida (PAβN e 1-(1-Naphthylmethyl-piperazine (NMP, utilizando-se a concentração inibitória mínima (CIM como referência. A CIM e o sistema de efluxo foram detectados com base nas curvas de crescimento, utilizando-se a densidade óptica (D.O550, em diferentes concentrações da droga e na presença e ausência dos inibidores. Apenas quatro isolados apresentaram resistência à ampicilina e ao sulfametoxazol∕trimetoprim, simultaneamente, enquanto todos os 27 foram sensíveis aos demais antimicrobianos. Observaram-se valores para ampicilina variando de 6µg/mL a 250µg/mL e para sulfametoxazol∕trimetoprim de 12µg/mL a 1500µg/mL. Houve redução das CIMs desses antimicrobianos em todos os isolados na presença dos inibidores, exceto para sulfametoxazol∕trimetoprim na presença de NMP. Conclui-se que esses isolados possuem um estreito perfil de resistência e que PAßN apresentou melhor efeito inibitório em relação à ampicilina e ao sulfametoxazol∕trimetoprim, apresentando-se como um candidato a adjuvante no tratamento da mastite.

  11. Frequência de anticorpos e fatores de risco para a infecção pelo vírus da diarreia viral bovina em fêmeas bovinas leiteiras não vacinadas na região Amazônica Maranhense, Brasil Frequency of antibodies and risk factors of bovine viral diarrhea virus infection in non-vaccinated dairy cows in the Maranhense Amazon region, Brazilfonte 10

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    Nancyleni Pinto Chaves

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve como objetivo determinar a frequência e os fatores de risco para a infecção pelo vírus da diarreia viral bovina (BVDV em fêmeas bovinas leiteiras na região amazônica maranhense. Amostras de soro de animais não vacinados contra o BVDV e provenientes de 40 propriedades foram submetidas à técnica de ELISA indireto. Em cada propriedade avaliada, aplicou-se ainda um questionário epidemiológico para investigar os fatores de risco que poderiam estar associados à infecção pelo vírus. As amostras foram coletadas de animais que apresentavam ou não sinais clínicos sugestivos da infecção pelo BVDV. Das 400 amostras de soro analisadas, 61,5% (n=246 foram reagentes com a detecção de bovinos sorologicamente positivos em 95% (n=38 das propriedades. Dentre os fatores de risco avaliados, produção de leite (1-5L, ausência de assistência veterinária, uso de monta natural e monta natural associada à inseminação artificial apresentaram significância estatística (PThis study was performed in order to determine the frequency of bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV, and the main factors related to the frequency of the infection in dairy cows not vaccinated against BVDV from Maranhense Amazon region. Serum samples were submitted to an indirect ELISA test for detection of BVDV antibodies. An epidemiological questionnaire was applied for each herd to investigate variables that could beassociated with this infection. Serum samples were collected from 40 farms, with or without clinical signs of BVDV infection. From 400 serum samples examined, 61.5% (n=246 in 95% (n=38 of the herds were positive for ELISA. Variables identified as risk factors such as milk production (1-5L, absence of veterinary assistance, use of natural breeding or natural breeding associated with artificial insemination. These risk factors presented statistical significance (P<0.05 associated to BVDV infection. These results indicate that BVDV infection is

  12. Qualidade físico-química da carne bovina in natura aprovada na recepção de restaurante industrial / Physical and chemical quality of vacuum packed beef approved at reception in industrial restaurant

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    Marizete Oliveira de Mesquita

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar os parâmetros físico-químicos da carne bovina in na-tura, embalada a vácuo, por meio de métodos analíticos de rápida execução. O estudo ocorreu em restaurante universitário de uma Instituição Federal de Ensino Superior, du-rante maio e junho de 2012. Foram realizadas análises físico-químicas logo após a recep-ção das amostras. Os cortes utilizados foram os músculos: Coxão duro (Bíceps femoris; Contrafilé (Longissimus dorsi; Coxão mole (Semimembranosus; Patinho (Quadriceps femoris; Lagarto (Semitendinosus, fornecidos por frigoríficos. Na análise dos dados utilizou-se estatística descritiva (frequência e média e o teste Exato de Fisher para comparação entre variáveis categóricas. O perfil bioquímico indicou 40,0% das amostras consideradas em bom estado de conservação de acordo com o teste de resazurina, 53,3% apresentaram resultado negativo para prova de cocção, 16,7% foram consideradas como carne fresca pela prova de filtração, 90% apresentaram resultado negativo na prova de Nessler e 13,3% com pH 5,8-6,2. Conclui-se que o perfil físico-químico das carnes rece-bidas neste serviço de alimentação não apresenta plena conformidade com as normas do Ministério da Agricultura para carne in natura (não embalada. Considerando que a estabilidade das moléculas em produtos embalados a vácuo é alterada, sugere-se o desenvolvimento de normas específicas. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- The objective of this study was to evaluate the physical and chemical parameters of fresh beef, packaged under vacuum, through fast analytical methods. The study took place at a university restaurant of a Federal Institution of Higher Education, during May and June of 2012. Physical and chemical analyses were made upon receipt. The mus-cles cuts used were: Biceps femoris; Longissimus dorsi; Semimembranosus; Quadriceps femoris; Semitendinosus

  13. Encefalopatia espongiforme bovina

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    Araujo, Alfonso

    2004-01-01

    La (EEB) hace parte del grupo de las Encefalopatías Espongiformes Transmisibles (EET) y esta asociada con la transmisión al humano de una nueva variante de la Enfermedad de Creutzfeldt Jacob (nV-CJD). Son causadas por un agente transmisible (Proteína Prión). Se caracterizan por períodos de incubación largos, síntomas y lesiones neurológicas progresivas y fatales, lesiones circunscritas al sistema nervioso central y no estimulan respuesta inmune

  14. Encefalopatia espongiforme bovina

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    Araujo, Alfonso

    2004-01-01

    La (EEB) hace parte del grupo de las Encefalopatías Espongiformes Transmisibles (EET) y esta asociada con la transmisión al humano de una nueva variante de la Enfermedad de Creutzfeldt Jacob (nV-CJD). Son causadas por un agente transmisible (Proteína Prión). Se caracterizan por períodos de incubación largos, síntomas y lesiones neurológicas progresivas y fatales, lesiones circunscritas al sistema nervioso central y no estimulan respuesta inmune

  15. Avaliação de risco à presença de resíduos de avermectinas na carne bovina sob Inspeção Federal associada às práticas de produção pecuária no Brasil entre 2002-2013

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    Soraia de Araujo Diniz

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    O Brasil possui grande importância na produção animal sendo a bovinocultura um dos principais destaques no cenário mundial atendendo a várias exigências dos mercados externos. Com o segundo maior rebanho efetivo comercial do mundo o Brasil é líder nas exportações de carne bovina. Para oferecer um produto seguro ao seu consumidor, o país vem aumentando seus esforços para mitigar o risco da presença de resíduos de drogas de uso veterinário em produtos de origem animal, entre esses resíduos a av...

  16. Desenvolvimento de uma reação em cadeia pela polimerase e comparação com a imunodifusão em gel de agar na detecção de infecções pelo vírus da leucemia bovina

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    Marcelo Fernandes Camargos

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available A reação em cadeia pela polimerase (PCR foi utilizada para a detecção do vírus da leucemia bovina (VLB em leucócitos periféricos de bovinos infectados. Os iniciadores utilizados foram construídos para amplificar uma parte do gene env do VLB. Os produtos da PCR foram analisados por eletroforese em gel de agarose corados por brometo de etídeo. A especificidade analítica da PCR foi confirmada por restrição enzimática dos produtos da reação com Bam HI e também pela análise da seqüência de três amostras. Sessenta e cinco animais foram testados para a presença de anticorpos anti-VLB, pela imunodifusão em gel de agar (IDGA e pela PCR, para detecção direta do VLB. Houve 73,80% de concordância entre os dois testes. Quatro animais positivos na IDGA foram PCR negativos, enquanto 13 animais negativos na IDGA foram positivos na PCR. A sensibilidade diagnóstica obtida foi de 0,87 e a especificidade diagnóstica 0,62. A PCR desenvolvida pode ser uma ferramenta complementar no diagnóstico de infecções causadas pelo VLB, mas deve ter sua sensibilidade diagnóstica melhorada.

  17. Tristeza parasitária bovina na região sul do Rio Grande do Sul: estudo retrospectivo de 1978-2005 Tick fever in southern Brazil: a retrospective study of 1978-2005

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    Milton Begeres de Almeida

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado um estudo retrospectivo dos casos de tristeza parasitária bovina (TPB ocorridos no sul do Rio Grande do Sul, área de influência do Laboratório Regional de Diagnóstico (LRD da Faculdade de Veterinária da Universidade Federal de Pelotas entre 1978 e 2005. De um total de 4.884 materiais de bovinos provenientes de necropsias realizadas e órgãos ou sangue enviados ao laboratório 231 (4,7% tiveram o diagnóstico de TPB. Desses 231 surtos foram resgatados os dados de 221 diagnósticos dos quais 91 (41,1% foram causados por Babesia bovis, 11 (4,9% por Babesia bigemina, e 65 (29,41% por Anaplasma marginale. Em outros 33 (14,93% surtos de babesiose não foi informada a espécie de Babesia e em 21 (9,5% surtos foi detectada infecção mista por Babesia sp e A. marginale. Os índices gerais médios de morbidade, mortalidade e letalidade, resgatados em 149 dos 221 surtos da doença, foram de 11,17%, 6,81% e 70,04%, respectivamente. Verificou-se que, na região estudada, a maioria dos surtos ocorre durante os meses de verão e outono, e que os animais com um a três anos de idade são os mais afetados. Os sinais clínicos nos surtos caracterizaram-se por apatia, orelhas caídas, debilidade, febre, anorexia e emagrecimento. Os valores de hematócrito eram baixos. Hemoglobinúria foi frequentemente observada nos casos de babesiose. Sinais neurológicos estavam presentes nos casos de babesiose por B. bovis e se caracterizaram por transtornos da locomoção, tremores musculares, agressividade e quedas com movimentos de pedalagem. As lesões macroscópicas principais relatadas nos casos de babesiose foram esplenomegalia, hepatomegalia, fígado amarelo, hemoglobinúria, icterícia, hemorragias cardíacas e bile espessa. Congestão do córtex cerebral foi relatada nos casos de babesiose por B. bovis. Nesta região, com população de bovinos de aproximadamente 2.630.000 cabeças as perdas anuais por morte de bovinos pela enfermidade podem ser

  18. MASTITE BOVINA CLÍNICA SUBCLÍNICA, NA REGIÃO DE PIRASSUNUNGA, SP: FREQÜÊNCIAS E REDUÇÃO NA PRODUÇÃO

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    Karyne Oliveira Coelho

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com o presente trabalho verificar as freqüências de mastite clínica (MC e subclínica (MSC, bem como estimar a redução na produção de leite devido à MSC em cinco rebanhos leiteiros da região de Pirassununga, SP, e ainda aplicar um método simples e de fácil execução no cálculo da redução na produção. No período de setembro a novembro de 2000, 799 quartos mamários, de um total de 201 vacas, foram submetidos aos testes da caneca telada e “California Mastitis Test” (CMT. As freqüências de mastite em animais e quartos, em cada rebanho, foram obtidas pela razão percentual entre o número de positivos e o número total. A estimativa do percentual de redução na produção foi obtida através do somatório dos produtos entre o percentual de quartos afetados, conforme a reação no CMT, e valores de redução na produção encontrados na literatura. As freqüências médias de MC e MSC em animais foram 7,46% e 63,68%, respectivamente. O percentual de redução variou proporcionalmente à freqüência de MSC, sendo 3,82% no rebanho com menor freqüência e 10,79% naquele com maior freqüência. Os resultados demonstram a necessidade de implantar um programa de controle de mastite. PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Bovino, mastite clínica, mastite subclínica, prevalência, redução na produção.

  19. Efeito da injeção de diferentes concentrações de cloreto de cálcio na textura e aceitabilidade de carne bovina maturada Effeet of different concentration of calcium chloride in texture and aceitability of aged beef

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    Riana Jordão Barrozo Heinemann

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available A maturação a vácuo é uma das alternativas tecnológicas mais utilizadas para melhorar e padronizar a textura da carne bovina. Nesse processo, o amaciamento decorre da ação de enzimas proteolíticas endógenas, dentre as quais se destacam as calpaínas, cuja atividade depende da presença de íons cálcio livres no sarcoplasma. Por isso, a adição de soluções de cloreto de cálcio promove um incremento na proteólise durante a maturação. No entanto, dependendo da concentração, esse sal pode causar a formação de sabor desagradável. Assim, neste trabalho, avaliou-se o efeito da adição, na razão de 5% (v/p, de soluções 100, 200 e 300mM de CaCl2, seguida de maturação por 14 dias, na proteólise, maciez e sabor de amostras de carne bovina (m. Longissimus dorsi. A fragmentação miofibrilar foi intensificada e a força de cisalhamento diminuída pelo aumento da concentração salina. O efeito da concentração de cloreto de cálcio sobre a aceitabilidade das amostras foi melhor representado por uma curva de resposta de efeito quadrático, cuja equação indicou que a concentração mais adequada para a aplicação desse procedimento tecnológico é de 181,14mM. Os resultados obtidos demonstram que a adição de solução de cloreto de cálcio, seguida de maturação, representa uma possibilidade tecnológica para melhoria de qualidade de carne bovina in natura.Vacuum aging is one of the technological alternatives to improve and standard beef texture. In this process, the tenderization derives from endogenous proteolytic enzymes action, where calpains are involved and their activity is dependent on the level of free calcium in the sarcoplasm. The direct addition of calcium increases proteolysis during aging, but in some concentrations may cause off-flavor. This work evaluated the effect of addition, on a 5% (v/w basis, of 100, 200 and 300mM of CaCl2 solutions followed by vacuum aging for 14 days, on fragmentation, tenderness and

  20. Metal chelate affinity precipitation: purification of BSA using poly(N-vinylcaprolactam-co-methacrylic acid) copolymers.

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    Ling, Yuan-Qing; Nie, Hua-Li; Brandford-White, Christopher; Williams, Gareth R; Zhu, Li-Min

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    This investigation involves the metal chelate affinity precipitation of bovine serum albumin (BSA) using a copper ion loaded thermo-sensitive copolymer. The copolymer of N-vinylcaprolactam with methacrylic acid PNVCL-co-MAA was synthesized by free radical polymerization in aqueous solution, and Cu(II) ions were attached to provide affinity properties for BSA. A maximum loading of 48.1mg Cu(2+) per gram of polymer was attained. The influence of pH, temperature, BSA and NaCl concentrations on BSA precipitation and of pH, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) and NaCl concentrations on elution were systematically probed. The optimum conditions for BSA precipitation occurred when pH, temperature and BSA concentration were 6.0, 10°C and 1.0 mg/ml, respectively and the most favorable elution conditions were at pH 4.0, with 0.2M NaCl and 0.06 M EDTA. The maximum amounts of BSA precipitation and elution were 37.5 and 33.7 mg BSA/g polymer, respectively. It proved possible to perform multiple precipitation/elution cycles with a minimal loss of polymer efficacy. The results show that PNVCL-co-MAA is a suitable matrix for the purification of target proteins from unfractionated materials.

  1. Encefalopatía espongiforme bovina

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    Paredes, M. P.; Pelaez, L. M.; González,H.E.

    2012-01-01

    La encefalopatía espongiforme bovina es una enfermedad degenerativa de progresión lenta que afecta el sistema nervioso central de los bovinos y hace parte de una familia de enfermedades conocidas como encefalopatías espongiformes transmisibles...

  2. Suplementacion de minerales en la produccion bovina

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    Salamanca, Arcesio

    2010-01-01

    Revisión de las deficiencias de minerales en los suelos y su relación con la planta y el animal en la sabana inundable de Arauca. Presenta la importancia de los minerales en la alimentación bovina, de algunos resultados de investigación y de las convicciones productivas al suplementar a los bovinos con sales mineralizadas

  3. PREVALENCE AND INFECTIOUS ETIOLOGY OF BOVINE MASTITIS IN THE MICROREGION OF CUIABÁ, MT, BRAZIL PREVALÊNCIA E ETIOLOGIA INFECCIOSA DA MASTITE BOVINA NA MICRORREGIÃO DE CUIABÁ-MT

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    Rodrigo Prado Martins

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to verify the prevalence and infectious etiology of bovine mastitis in dairy farms of the microregion of Cuiabá, state of  Mato Grosso, Brazil. One hundred eight cows belonging to herds from this microregion were examined. Afterwards, 279 milk samples from mastitic mammary quarters were submitted to microbiological examinations. Among the examined animals, 85.2% were carriers of mastitis in one mammary quarter at least. The percentile of mammary quarters affected by clinical and subclinical mastitis was 5.8 and 65% respectively. Corynebacterium sp. (27.6% and Staphylococcus aureus (21.5% were the major causative agents among the subclinical infections. Among the clinical cases, S. aureus (44.0% and Corynebacterium sp. (12.0% were more frequently isolated. Although the high prevalence of S. aureus and Corynebacterium sp. as mastitis causatives confirms the results obtained in studies developed in other Brazilian regions, the low prevalence of the genus Streptococcus in the cases analyzed disagrees to those records.

    KEY WORDS: Cuiabá-MT, bovine mastitis, microorganisms.
    Este trabalho teve como objetivo verificar a prevalência e etiologia infecciosa da mastite bovina em propriedades leiteiras da microrregião de Cuiabá, estado de Mato Grosso. Foram examinadas 108 vacas pertencentes a rebanhos desta microrregião. Em seguida, submeteram-se 279 amostras de leite provenientes de quartos mamários mastíticos a provas microbiológicas. Dos animais examinados, 85,2% eram portadores de mastite em pelo menos um quarto mamário. O percentual de quartos mamários afetados pela mastite clínica e subclínica foi de 5,8 e 65%, respectivamente. Quanto à etiologia, nos casos de mastite subclínica os agentes causais mais isolados foram Corynebacterium spp. (27,6% e Staphylococcus aureus (21,5%. Dentre os casos de mastite clínica, isolaram-se com maior freqüência S. aureus (44,0% e Corynebacterium spp. (12,0%. Embora a

  4. Antibiotic susceptibility of Moraxella bovis recovered from outbreaks of Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay between 1974 and 2001 Susceptibilidade a antimicrobianos de cepas de Moraxella bovis recuperadas em surtos de Ceratoconjuntivite Infecciosa Bovina ocorridos na Argentina, Brasil e Uruguai entre 1974 e 2001

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    Fabricio Rochedo Conceição

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Antibiotic susceptibility of thirty Moraxella bovis strains recovered from outbreaks of Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis (IBK in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay between 1974 and 2001 was determined using the Kirby-Bauer and the Minimal Inhibitory Concentration (MIC methods. Our results suggest that most strains were susceptible to the antibiotics used in the treatment of IBK, and that the antibiotic susceptibility of M. bovis varied with the geographical region and period of recovery.A susceptibilidade a antimicrobianos de trinta cepas de Moraxella bovis recuperadas entre 1974 e 2001 em surtos de Ceratoconjuntivite Infecciosa Bovina (CIB ocorridos na Argentina, Brasil e Uruguai foi determinada pelos métodos de Kirby-Bauer e Concentração Inibitória Mínima. Nossos resultados indicam que a maioria das cepas é susceptível aos antibióticos utilizados no tratamento da CIB e que a susceptibilidade antimicrobiana da M. bovis variou conforme a região geográfica e período de recuperação.

  5. Campilobacteriose genital bovina e tricomonose genital bovina: epidemiologia, diagnóstico e controle

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    T.M. Alves

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available A presente atualização trata de duas das mais importantes doenças sexualmente transmitidas de bovinos, a campilobacteriose genital bovina e a tricomonose genital bovina. São abordados aspectos relacionados à epidemiologia destas doenças, principalmente em relação a sua distribuição no Brasil. Também são revisados aspectos importantes de diagnóstico, incluindo as técnicas e interpretação dos resultados, além de medidas de controle para ambas as doenças.

  6. Leptospirose bovina: sorologia na bacia leiteira da região de Londrina, Paraná, Brasil Bovine leptospirosis: serology at dairy farms in Londrina region, Paraná State, Brazil

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    Cibele Giatti Rodrigues

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    Full Text Available Uma avaliação sorológica para 22 sorotipos de L. interrogans foi realizada. Usou-se o teste de microaglutinação rápida no soro de 1253 fêmeas bovinas, adultas de 14 propriedades produtoras de leite tipo B, da região de Londrina-Paraná- Brasil, onde havia animais com problemas reprodutivos. Títulos de anticorpos > 100 foram detectados em 166 (13,25% animais de 10 (71,43% propriedades. Em 56 (33,73% animais foram encontrados anticorpos contra dois ou mais sorotipos simultaneamente. Anticorpos contra o sorotipo icterohaemorrhagiae foram detectados em 48 (28,91% animais, seguido pelos sorotipos pomona 35 (21,08%; bataviae 28 (16,87%; autumnalis 24 (14,46%; canicola 19 (11,44%; hardjo 18 (10,84%; bratislava 17 (10,24%; butembo 13 (7,83%; pyrogenes 12 (7,22%; hebdomadis 11 (6,63% e wolffi 10 (6,02%.A serological survey for leptospirosis was performed in farms that had cows with reproductive problems, in the region of Londrina, Paraná State, Brazil. Twenty-two serotype of L. interrogans were investigated, using rapid microscopic agglutination test in 1253 serum samples. One-hundred-sixty-six serum samples (13.25% from 10 farms (71.43% presented antibodies agaisnt L. interrogans. Antibodies against two or more L. interrogans serotypes were found in 56 animals. Antibodies against the serotype icterohaemorrhagiae were found in 48 (28.91% animals, whereas antibodies against pomona were found in 35 (21.08%, bataviae in 28 (16.87%, autumnalis in 24 (14.46% , canicola in 19 (11.44%, hardjo in 18 (10.84%, bratislava in 17 (10.24%, butembo in 13 (7.83%, pyrogenes in 12 (7.22%, hebdomadis in 11 (6.63% and wolffi in 10 (6.02%.

  7. Validação de radioimunoensaio para quantificação de leptina plasmática bovina

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    Maria Paula Beltran

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    Full Text Available Devido à necessidade de compreender melhor as interações entre leptina e reprodução, um RIA específico para a leptina bovina foi validado. Primeiro, um protocolo para produção de anticorpos foi desenvolvido por meio da inoculação de leptina recombinante equina em um coelho, que resultou em 28,05% de ligação máxima (MB 105 dias após o inicio do protocolo. Os testes de validação verificaram paralelismo entre a curva-padrão e as diluições dos controles alto e baixo (p; 0,2, no entanto, temperaturas acima de 37 °C interferiram negativamente na recuperação da leptina bovina. O uso do tampão de ensaio com ou sem a adição de plasma não apresentou diferenças (p >; 0,3. Esses resultados demonstraram que o anticorpo produzido em coelho contra leptina equina foi capaz de detectar a leptina plasmática bovina, e que o RIA para a quantificação da leptina bovina apresentou características adequadas para o desenvolvimento de um ensaio válido.

  8. Pré-tratamento com somatotropina bovina (rbST na superovulação de doadoras da raça Holandesa Pre-treatment with bovine somatotropin (rbST in the superovulation of Holstein donors

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    E.F. Neves

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Estudou-se o efeito da somatotropina bovina recombinante (rbST sobre o número e qualidade dos embriões de 40 vacas da raça Holandesa, distribuídas aleatoriamente em três grupos: controle (GI, n=15, tratadas com 250mg de rbST (GII, n=11 e tratadas com 500mg de rbST (GIII, n=14 no sexto dia do ciclo estral. No décimo dia após o estro, as doadoras foram submetidas ao tratamento superovulatório com 360mg de hormônio folículo estimulante (FSH em doses decrescentes, duas vezes ao dia, com intervalos de 12 horas. Juntamente com a sétima aplicação de FSH foram administrados 0,5mg de cloprostenol (análogo da PGF2alfa e as doadoras inseminadas artificialmente 12, 20 e 28 horas após o início da manifestação de estro. Os embriões foram coletados, não cirurgicamente, no sétimo dia após a primeira inseminação. A administração de 250 ou 500mg de rbST aumentou (PThe use of recombinant bovine somatotropin (rbST in superovulated Holstein donors to increase the number and quality of the embryos was studied. Forty cows were randomly allotted into three groups: control (n=15, treated with 250mg rbST (n=11 and treated with 500mg rbST (n=14 on the 6th day of the oestrous cycle. On the 10th day after estrus the donors were submitted to a superovulatory treatment with 360mg of FSH in decreasing doses, twice-a-day, with 12 hours interval. Along with the 7th application of FSH, 0.5mg of cloprostenol was injected and the donors were inseminated 12, 20 and 28 hours after the onset of estrus. Embryos were collected non-surgically on the 7th day after the 1st insemination. The use of 250 or 500mg of rbST increased (P<0.05 the percentage of viable embryos, but did not alter the recipient pregnancy rate.

  9. Amplificação de DNA circulante para o diagnóstico da cisticercose bovina

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    Menosso, Valéria Aparecida [UNESP

    2006-01-01

    A cisticercose bovina é resultante da ingestão de ovos de T. saginata proveniente de pastagens e águas contaminadas fornecidas aos animais. É causa de preocupações na área de saúde pública por ocasionar a teníase em humanos, mas causa sérios prejuízos na indústria agropecuária e aos pecuaristas, devido às condenações ou tratamentos de frio ou salga pelas quais as carcaças consideradas positivas são submetidas. O método de diagnóstico rotineiramente utilizado para a cisticercose bovina tem sid...

  10. Influence of bacteriocins produced by Lactobacillus plantarum BN in the shelf-life of refrigerated bovine meat Influência de bacteriocinas produzidas por Lactobacillus plantarum BN na vida útil de carne bovina refrigerada

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    Ângela M. Fiorentini

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    Full Text Available Sugar cane molasses is a cheap by-product of the sugar cane industry. This product was used for growth and production of bacteriocins by Lactobacillus plantarum BN and evaluated for its potential application in the extension of the shelf-life of raw meat. Bovine meat cubes were dipped in the filtered and neutralized supernatant of the fermented broth (Treatment A and stored at 5ºC. Counts of psychrotrophic and mesophilic aerobic microorganisms, pH determination and total acidity were performed on meat cubes after 0, 3, 6, 9, 12 and 15 days. These determinations were also done in cubes dipped in a 6% lactic acid solution (treatment B and distilled water (treatment C. After 3 days, the counts of psychrotrophic microorganisms in cubes submitted to treatment A, B and C increased 0.38, 1.42 and 2.04 log cycles, respectively. The same happened with mesophilic microorganisms (0.31, 0.33 and 1.04 log cycles increases, respectively. On the sixth day, the psychrotrophic population in samples submitted to treatments A and B were 2.07 and 0.64 log cycles, respectively, lower than in the control samples (treatment C. Mesophilic microorganisms in these samples were 1.58 and 1.12 log cycles, respectively, lower than the controls. On the sixth day, only samples submitted to treatment A presented lower counts than those recommended by ICMSF as quality standards for raw meat (Melaço de cana de açúcar é um sub-produto barato da indústria açucareira. Esse produto foi empregado para o crescimento e produção de bacteriocina de Lactobacillus plantarum BN e avaliado quando a sua aplicação potencial no aumento da vida útil de carne crua. Cubos de carne bovina foram imersos por 5 minutos no sobrenadante filtrado e neutralizado dessa cultura (Tratamento A e mantidos a 5ºC. Contagens de microrganismos psicrotróficos e mesófilos, determinação de pH e de acidez total foram realizadas nas amostras após 0, 3, 6, 9, 12 e 15 dias. Essas determinações foram

  11. Efeito da hidrólise enzimática sobre propriedades funcionais de caseína bovina coagulada pela ação da quimosina Effect of enzimatic hydrolysis on functional properties of bovine casein coagulated by the action of chymosin

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    Janesca Alban Roman

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo verificar a influência do grau de hidrólise sobre as propriedades funcionais hidrofílicas (capacidade de absorção espontânea de água-CAA, capacidade de retenção de água-CRA e solubilidade da proteína-SP e de superfície (capacidade de formação e estabilização de espumas e de emulsões da caseína bovina obtida por coagulação enzimática. Os graus de hidrólise (GH estudados foram: 5,7; 12,8; 20,1 e 35,8%. Observou-se que quanto maior o GH maior a SP e menor a CRA dos hidrolisados. A hidrólise enzimática melhorou a capacidade de formação de espuma, pois o coágulo de caseína (COC não formou espuma nas condições estudadas. A melhor capacidade de formação de espuma foi conseguida com o GH 12,8% e a maior estabilidade com GH 5,7%. Os hidrolisados, com GH 12,8; 20,1 e 35,8% não formaram emulsão. Não houve diferenças significativas entre o GH 5,7% e o COC quanto à formação de emulsão, mas a estabilidade da emulsão do hidrolisado de menor grau de hidrólise foi significativamente superior ao coágulo de caseína.The objective of the present work was to study the influence of degree of hydrolysis (DH on the hydrophilic and surface functional properties of a bovine casein obtained by enzymatic coagulation (COC. The degrees of hydrolysis produced were 5.7, 12.8, 20.1 and 35.8%. It was observed that the higher the DH, the higher the protein solubility and the lower the water retention capacity (WRC of the hydrolysates. The best foaming capacity was obtained with 12.8% DH and best foam stability with 5.7% DH. The hydrolysate with 5.7% DH showed the same emulsifying capacity as the coagulated casein, however emulsion stability was superior for the 5.7% hydrolysate than for COC. The hydrolysates with higher DH (12.8, 20.1 and 35.8% did not form emulsion.

  12. Infestação natural de fêmeas bovinas de corte por ectoparasitas na Região Sudeste do Brasil Natural infestation by external parasites in beef cattle females in southern Brazil

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    Ana Mary da Silva

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o grau de infestação natural por ectoparasitas em fêmeas bovinas de corte de três grupos genéticos. Foram realizadas contagens, de julho de 2003 a dezembro de 2004, de carrapatos (Rhipicephalus (Boophilus microplus, moscas-dos-chifres (Haematobia irritans e bernes (larvas de Dermatobia hominis em fêmeas dos grupos genéticos Nelore (NE, Angus x Nelore (AN, Canchim x Nelore (CN e Simental xNelore (SN infestadas naturalmente. Foram feitas de 6 a 10 contagens em cada animal, totalizando 5.384 observações em fêmeas de sete estádios fisiológicos (bezerras, novilhas vazias, novilhas prenhes, vacas primíparas, com ou sem bezerro, e vacas pluríparas, com ou sem bezerro. Os dados, transformados por log10 (n + 1, foram analisados pelo método dos quadrados mínimos, com um modelo estatístico que incluiu os efeitos de grupo genético da fêmea, de animal dentro de grupo genético (erro a, de ano-época da contagem, de estádio fisiológico e da interação grupo genético x ano-época da contagem. A diferença entre os grupos genéticos dependeu do ano-época da contagem, contudo, em geral, as fêmeas nelores foram as menos infestadas pelo carrapato e as Angus x Nelore, as mais infestadas pela mosca-dos-chifres e pelo berne. Houve efeito de estádio fisiológico da fêmea em todas as três características estudadas, e as diferenças variaram com a característica. Apesar da interação grupo genéitco x ano-época de contagem, existem diferenças entre os grupos genéticos Nelore, Canchim x Nelore, Angus x Nelore e Simental x Nelore quanto ao grau de infestação natural por carrapatos, por moscas-dos-chifres e por bernes.It was evaluated in this work, the degree of natural infestation by external parasites in beef cattle females from three genetic groups. Countings of cattle tick (Rhipicephalus (Boophilus microplus, horn fly (Haematobia irritans and beef-worm (Dermatobia hominis were performed from July 2003 to December 2004 in

  13. Interaction of APT with BSA or HSA

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    CUI Fengling; CUI Yanrui; LUO Hongxia; YAO Xiaojun; FAN Jing; LU Yan

    2006-01-01

    In this work, N-n-amyl-N'-(sodium p- aminobenzenesulfonate) thiourea (APT) containing saturated fatty hydrocarbon group was synthesized. Fluorescence quenching methods in combination with UV absorption spectra and molecule modeling method were used to study the interaction between APT and bovine serum albumin (BSA) or human serum albumin (HSA). The binding constants of APT with BSA or HSA were determined at different temperatures under the optimum conditions based on the fluorescence quenching results. The binding characteristics of APT and BSA or HSA were reported and the binding sites were obtained. The binding mode was suggested to be mainly hydrophobic interaction, which was consistent with molecular modeling study.

  14. Incidência de mastite bovina em animais homeopatizados

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    Erika Cosendey Toledo de Mello Peixoto

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available A presença de agrotóxicos, hormônios e antibióticos nos alimentos está se tornando proibitiva, o consumidor em diferentes países exige cada vez mais alimentos naturais e de melhor qualidade. A mastite bovina continua sendo um grande entrave para atividade leiteira em qualquer sistema de produção seja ele tradicional, orgânico, ou biológico-dinâmico. Entretanto, para esses últimos, a doença representa um desafio ainda maior, uma vez que não se permite a utilização de antimicrobianos químicos. A homeopatia veterinária tem sido amplamente utilizada, porém há escassez de resultados referentes à sua efetividade quanto ao controle da mastite. Assim sendo, o presente trabalho objetivou verificar a incidência de mastite bovina, em animais homeopatizados na região de Marechal Cândido Rondon - Paraná. Para tanto, investigou-se a forma clínica e subclínica por meio do teste de tamis e Califórnia Mastite Teste, respectivamente. Dentre 795 quartos mamários avaliados, 0,25% apresentaram mastite clínica enquanto que 53,83% apresentaram a forma subclínica da doença. Adicionalmente, nesta mesma região, verificou-se semelhantes percentagens em relação aos animais submetidos ao sistema tradicional de produção; pelo uso de terapia alopática. Dessa forma, embora ainda haja necessidade de maiores esforços no controle da mastite subclínica, o tratamento homeopático foi capaz de controlar a forma clínica da doença, apresentando adicional vantagem sobre os sistemas tradicionais por possibilitar a produção de leite orgânico.

  15. Determinantes da demanda internacional de carne bovina brasileira: evidências de quebras estruturais

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    Laércio Juarez Melz

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é verificar as variáveis de impacto na demanda internacional por carne bovina entre janeiro de 1995 e junho de 2013. O método utilizado foi de Mínimos Quadrados Ordinários com Quebras, obtendo-se quatro quebras, cinco regimes. As variáveis independentes na regressão foram os preços de exportação e internos das carnes de bovinos, frangos e suínos, além da renda e da taxa de câmbio. No primeiro regime, a demanda por carne bovina foi elástica em relação aos preços, tanto interno quanto externo, da carne de frango e preço interno da carne bovina. Porém, a elasticidade-renda foi mais significativa. No segundo regime, a relação de preços externos foi inelástica. A elasticidade-renda foi significativa neste regime e houve impacto da taxa de câmbio. No terceiro regime, a demanda foi inelástica em relação aos preços externos das carnes de frango e bovina e elástica aos preços internos das mesmas carnes. A taxa de câmbio também teve impacto significativo. No quarto regime, a demanda foi elástica em relação ao preço interno e inelástica em relação aos preços externos e internos do frango. A renda passa a ser novamente significativa. No quinto regime, a demanda é elástica em relação ao preço externo dos suínos, interno do bovino e à renda. Houve tendência significativa de crescimento no segundo regime e de recessão no primeiro e terceiro regimes.

  16. Effect of bovine bone morphogenetic proteins on radius fracture healing in rabbits Efeito de proteínas morfogenéticas ósseas de origem bovina na consolidação de fraturas induzidas no rádio de coelhos

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    Alfredo Feio da Maia Lima

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of bovine bone morphogenetic proteins (bBMPs bound to hydroxyapatite plus collagen in the healing of unstable radius fractures. METHODS: A transverse fracture was induced at the mid of the diaphysis in both radii on 15 Norfolk rabbits with average age of 5.5 months and 3.5kg. A mixture of bBMPs bound to thin powdered hydroxyapatite (bBMP-HA and bovine collagen as agglutinant was applied to the right radius fracture site. The left radius fracture was considered control and no treatment was used. After 30, 60 and 90 days (5 rabbits/period the rabbits were euthanized and the radii were collected for histological analysis. RESULTS: The descriptive histological analysis revealed that repair was similar for both forelimbs. The histomorphometric analysis showed that the mean area of newly formed bone was 867442.16 mm², 938743.00 mm² and 779621.06 mm² for the control forelimbs, and 841118.47 mm², 788038.76mm² and 618587.24 mm² for the treated forelimbs at 30, 60 and 90 days, respectively. Thus the newly formed bone area was 12.17% larger in the forelimbs treated with bBMP-HA/collagen than in the control forelimbs (pOBJETIVO: Investigar a influência de Proteínas Morfogenéticas Ósseas de origem bovina (bBMPs ligadas a hidroxiapatita mais colágeno na consolidação de fraturas instáveis do rádio. MÉTODOS: Em 15 coelhos com aproximadamente 5,5 meses de idade e peso médio de 3,5kg foi realizada uma fratura transversa na porção média da diáfise do rádio de ambos os membros. Na fratura do rádio direito foi aplicada mistura de bBMPs ligadas à hidroxiapatita (bBMP-HA e colágeno bovino como aglutinante e na do rádio esquerdo, considerada controle, nenhum tratamento foi usado. Os coelhos (cinco por período foram submetidos à eutanásia aos 30, 60 e 90 dias após a cirurgia para realização do processamento histológico e análise microscópica. RESULTADOS: A análise histológica descritiva revelou que

  17. Comportamento da condutividade elétrica e do conteúdo de cloretos do leite como métodos auxiliares de diagnóstico na mastite subclínica bovina Electrical conductivity and chloride concentration of milk as auxiliary diagnostic methods in bovine subclinical mastitis

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    Luiz Francisco Zafalon

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Foram estudadas as provas de condutividade elétrica, utilizando-se um medidor manual, e do conteúdo de cloretos do leite como métodos auxiliares para o diagnóstico da mastite subclínica bovina na identificação de quartos mamários doentes em que Staphylococcus aureus e microrganismos do grupo Corynebacterium foram isolados posteriormente. Os exames foram realizados durante o período de dois anos, em animais da raça Holandesa, em propriedade rural produtora de leite do tipo C, onde a ordenha era realizada uma vez ao dia. A sensibilidade das provas de condutividade elétrica e do conteúdo de cloretos do leite originado dos quartos mamários em que foram isolados o Corynebacterium sp (65,3% e 78,3%, respectivamente foi superior à encontrada para os quartos mamários em que o Staphylococcus aureus foi identificado (55,4% e 68,2%, respectivamente. As eficiências das duas provas diagnósticas foram semelhantes. Foi demonstrada significância estatística nas análises de regressão das duas provas acompanhadas para os quartos mamários sadios e quartos com mastite subclínica por Staphylococcus aureus.Electrical conductivity measured by a hand-held meter and chloride concentration of milk were studied as auxiliary methods for diagnosis of bovine subclinical mastitis in the identification of affected mammary quarters where Staphylococcus aureus and Corynebacterium sp were later isolated. Tests were made during 2 years in Holstein cows of a dairy farm producing type C milk, where milking was performed once a day. Sensitivities of electrical conductivity and chloride concentration tests from mammary quarters, where Corynebacterium sp was isolated (65.3% and 78.3%, respectively, were superior to the found in mammary quarters where S. aureus was identified (55.4% and 68.2%, respectively. The efficacies of the two diagnostic tests were similar. Statistical significance was demonstrated with regression analysis of both tests of healthy mammary

  18. Prevalencia de anticuerpos contra diarrea viral bovina, virus sincitial bovino, rinotraqueitis infecciosa bovina, leucosis bovina, Neospora caninum, parainfluenza bovina (PI3 y paratuberculosis, en ganadería bovina de fincas ubicadas en Aguachica y Rio de Oro, Cesar

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    Tatiana Gálvis García

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: En el área de la ganadería los problemas caracterizados por infertilidad, abortos, muerte embrionaria, crías con malformaciones neurológicas y físicas son de gran importancia, ya que hay múltiples etiologías y se encuentran ampliamente distribuidos a nivel mundial. Lo anterior ocasiona serias pérdidas económicas y afectando la exportación de carne de los bovinos debido a la restricción de normas de sanidad, donde se encuentran las enfermedades como diarrea viral bovina, rinotraqueitis infecciosa bovina, leucosis bovina y Neospora caninum. Objetivo: Determinar la prevalencia de anticuerpos contra diarrea viral bovina (DVB, virus sincitial respiratorio bovino (BRSV, virus de la rinotraqueitis infecciosa bovina (IBR, leucosis enzoótica bovina (BLV, N. caninum, Parainfluenza bovina (PI3 y paratuberculosis (ParaTBC, en bovinos de Aguachica y Rio de Oro, Cesar. Materiales y métodos: Tipo de estudio: Descriptivo de corte transversal, se realizó en 27 fincas ubicadas en zona rural de los municipios de Aguachica y Rio de Oro, Cesar. El Tamaño de la muestra se estimó en 905 bovinos. De cada animal se tomó sangre por punción venosa de la vena coccígea en tubos sin anticoagulante mediante el uso de sistema de vacío Vacutainer®. Cada muestra fue etiquetada adecuadamente con los códigos de identificación asignada, las muestras se centrifugaron a 1500 rpm y se transportó al laboratorio en recipientes con hielo. Se realizó alícuotas en viales de 1,5 ml y se almacenaron a -20 ° C para su posterior procesamiento. Determinación de anticuerpos específicos: Las pruebas para detectar anticuerpos específicos fue mediante ensayo de inmunoabsorción enzimática (ELISA, de las casas comerciales INGEZIM (BRSV, DBV, BLV, N. caninum, IBR, PARACHEK 2 (ParaTBC y BIO-X DIAGNOSTIC (PI3. La validación de las pruebas se realizó mediante los respectivos controles positivos y negativos los cuales se procesaron por duplicado. Resultados

  19. BSA adsorption on bimodal PEO brushes

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    Bosker, W.T.E.; Iakovlev, P.A.; Norde, W.; Cohen Stuart, M.A.

    2005-01-01

    BSA adsorption onto bimodal PEO brushes at a solid surface was measured using optical reflectometry. Bimodal brushes consist of long (N=770) and short (N=48) PEO chains and were prepared on PS surfaces, applying mixtures of PS 29-PEO48 and PS37-PEO770 block copolymers and using the Langmuir-Blodgett

  20. BSA adsorption on bimodal PEO brushes

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    Bosker, WTE; Iakovlev, PA; Norde, W; Stuart, Martien A. Cohen

    2005-01-01

    BSA adsorption onto bimodal PEO brushes at a solid surface was measured using optical reflectometry. Bimodal brushes consist of long (N = 770) and short (N = 48) PEO chains and were prepared on PS surfaces, applying mixtures of PS29-PEO48 and PS37-PEO770 block copolymers and using the Langmuir-Blodg

  1. BSA : Eestis lokkab piraattarkvara kasutus / Martin Hanson

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    2008-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Delovõje Vedomosti 13. veebr. lk. 24. Piraattarkvara vastu võitleva ülemaailmse organisatsiooni BSA uuringu järgi on 52% Eestis kasutatavast tarkvarast piraattarkvara. Diagramm: Piraattarkvara levik. Kommenteerivad Rain Laane, Sulev Sisask ja riigikogu liige Hannes Astok. Ajal. Delovõje Vedomosti Hannes Astoki kommentaari asemel Andrei Sokolovi kommentaar

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    Tatiana Gálvis García; Henry Bautista Amorocho; María Cristina Vázquez

    2016-01-01

    Introducción: En el área de la ganadería los problemas caracterizados por infertilidad, abortos, muerte embrionaria, crías con malformaciones neurológicas y físicas son de gran importancia, ya que hay múltiples etiologías y se encuentran ampliamente distribuidos a nivel mundial. Lo anterior ocasiona serias pérdidas económicas y afectando la exportación de carne de los bovinos debido a la restricción de normas de sanidad, donde se encuentran las enfermedades como diarrea viral bovina, rinotraq...

  3. Avaliação do desempenho na pós-desmama para uma população bovina multirracial Aberdeen Angus x Nelore utilizando-se diferentes modelos genéticos

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    J.S Lopes

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de testar modelos genéticos alternativos ao aditivo-dominante em populações multirraciais, foram utilizadas informações do peso ao sobreano (PS de 35.931 novilhos, filhos de 752 touros e 30.535 vacas das raças Aberdeen Angus (A e Nelore (N e de diversos grupos genéticos possíveis por meio do cruzamento entre elas. Foram testados cinco diferentes modelos (M genéticos: o M1 continha o efeito genético fixo aditivo direto (AD, heterozigótico direto (HD, epistático direto (ED e aditivo-conjunto direto (ACD; o M2, igual ao M1, menos o efeito ACD; o M3, igual ao M1, menos o efeito ED; o M4, igual ao M1, menos os efeitos ED e ACD; e o M5, igual ao M1, menos os efeitos HD, ED e ACD. Os modelos foram submetidos a três métodos de análise diferentes: método dos quadrados mínimos (MQM, regressão de cumeeira (RC e máxima verossimilhança restrita (REML. O método de RC produziu estimativas de coeficientes com magnitudes e sinais explicados biologicamente. As estimativas dos efeitos, das (covariâncias, dos parâmetros e dos valores genéticos diferiram entre os modelos, indicando a importância da correta escolha do modelo de análise, devendo-se ter conhecimento prévio do fenômeno estudado e sua interpretação biológica e sempre preceder à escolha de um modelo de análise genética multirracial o estudo da relação existente entre as variáveis independentes. Importantes efeitos adicionais ao efeito AD foram acrescentados pelas inclusões dos efeitos HD e ED aos modelos de análise. A notação matemática dos efeitos ACD, aplicada atualmente na literatura e testada neste estudo, não foi capaz de explicar a complementaridade entre raças como esperado, havendo problemas com casos de multicolinearidade entre os efeitos estudados

  4. Mastitis bovina causada por Staphylococcus coagulasa negativos

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    Bonetto, César C.

    2014-01-01

    El presente Trabajo de Tesis se desprende como una línea de investigación del grupo de la UNRC dedicado al estudio de la problemática de la mastitis bovina tanto en aspectos básicos como aplicados con estudios genéticos, epidemiológicos y de virulencia de los principales microorganismos involucrados en la mastitis bovina. Staphylococccus coagulasa negativo (SCN) es un grupo bacteriano formado por varias especies que por lo general eran considerados flora oportunista de la piel y age...

  5. Effect of lactic acid bacteria on extention of shelf life and growth of Listeria monocytogenes in beef steaks stored in CO2- rich atmosphere Efeito de bactérias láticas na extensâo da vida de parateleira e multiplicação de Listeria monocytogenes em fatias de carne bovina armazenadas em atmosfera rica em CO2

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    Djamel Djenane

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Beef steaks were inoculated with one or other of two protective strains of lactic acid bacteria (bacteriocinogenic Lactobacillus sakei CTC 372 or the uncharacterized Lactobacillus CTC 711, and stored under modified atmospheres (20-40% CO2. Inoculation of meat with LAB inhibited growth of the spoilage bacteria. Neither CO2 in the pack atmosphere or inoculation with protective strains, nor a combination of both, affected formation of metmyoglobin or the development of off-odours. The formation of metmyoglobin in meat pigments and the sensory odour scores were compatible to those of fresh meat which had not undergone either oxidative deterioration or microbial spoilage. Listeria monocytogenes was inhibited in broth by meat surface microbiota containing the protective strains. With initial numbers of 5.6 log cfu mL-1, after 7 days incubation at 3ºC, L. monocytogenes were recovered at log mean numbers of 2.8 log cfu mL-1 when no protective strain was present. At 8ºC, the numbers of L. monocytogenes were reduced by about 2.5 or 1.5 log mL-1 in the presence of Lb. sakei CTC 372 or Lb. CTC 711, respectively. At 25ºC, the numbers of L. monocytogenes recovered from broth containing either protective strain were about 5 log lower than the numbers recovered from broth containing L. monocytogenes only.Fatias de carne bovina foram inoculadas com uma de duas bactérias láticas protetoras (Lactobacillus sakei CTC 372 bacteriocinogênica e Lactobacillus CTC 711 não caracterizado e armazenadas em atmosfera modificada (20-40% CO2. A inoculação da carne com bactérias láticas protetoras inibiu a multiplicação de bactérias deteriorantes. O CO2 da atmosfera e/ou a presença de bactérias láticas não causou a formação de metmioglobina ou de odores indesejáveis. A formação de metmioglobina e as características sensoriais foram equivalentes às apresentadas por carne fresca não deteriorada e não submetida a tratamento. A multiplicação de Listeria

  6. Interferência do pH, concentração de BSA e de tampão fosfato sobre a resposta na determinação de proteína total pelo método do Biureto

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    João Baptista Severo; Euzébio Clei de Oliveira Correia; Roberto Rodrigues de Souza; José Carlos Curvelo Santana; Elias Basile Tambourgi

    2007-01-01

    In this work, the aim was to minimize the interference effect provoked by pH and the bovine serum albumin (BSA) and the phosphate buffer concentration on the total protein concentration determined by the biuret method, using a statistical model, established by response surface methodology (RSM). Results showed that the factors effects on protein concentration analysis were very significant and, in order to reduce these effects, it is necessary to use 0.01 M phosp...

  7. Systematic investigation of the toxicity interaction of ZnSe@ZnS QDs on BSA by spectroscopic and microcalorimetry techniques.

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    Ding, Ling; Zhou, Peijiang; Zhan, Hongju; Zhao, Xiaohu; Chen, Chi; He, Zhenyu

    2013-08-01

    The interaction of ZnSe@ZnS quantum dots (QDs) and bovine serum albumin (BSA) was investigated by means of fluorescence (FL) spectrometry, circular dichroism (CD) spectra, and isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC). The fluorescence intensity of BSA decreased regularly with the increasing of QDs concentration. The decrease of BSA fluorescence intensity was proved to be a kind of static quenching. CD results show the helicity of BSA decreased from 38.04% to 26.51% with the addition of QDs, which suggests a stronger structural change that is related to a low degree of surface coverage. And also, both ion strength and pH value could affect the interaction between BSA and QDs, suggesting that both the static electronic attraction and H-bond contribute to the interaction between BSA and QDs. The thermodynamics of interaction between BSA and QDs were calculated from ITC data. Both enthalpy and entropy changes were favorable for the interaction in Tris-buffer, while only enthalpy change was favorable for the interaction in NaCl or HCl solution.

  8. Surto de ceratoconjuntivite infecciosa bovina e hemoncose causando mortalidade em bezerros

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    Priscila M.S Carmo

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    Full Text Available É descrito um surto de ceratoconjuntivite infecciosa bovina (CIB e hemoncose intercorrente afetando um grupo de 116 bezerros de 1-2 anos de idade na região central do Rio Grande do Sul. Vinte bezerros foram afetados e nove morreram. Os sinais clínicos incluíam perda de peso, marcada palidez da mucosa oral, lacrimejamento, opacidade focal da córnea e avermelhamento da conjuntiva. Sinais mais avançados incluíam lacrimejamento copioso, opacidade da córnea, ceratocone, ceratomalacia e cegueira. O diagnóstico de CIB foi baseado nos achados epidemiológicos e clínico-patológicos e confirmado pela cultura de uma cepa hemolítica de Moraxella bovis dos olhos de dois terneiros afetados. O alto coeficiente de letalidade (45% neste surto foi atribuído a grave hemoncose intercorrente.

  9. Análise do sistema brasileiro de vigilância da encefalopatia espongiforme bovina

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    2011-01-01

    Resumo: A encefalopatia espongiforme bovina (EEB) tornou-se relevante no contexto do comércio internacional de bovinos e produtos derivados após sua implicação com a nova variante da doença de Creutzfeldt-Jacob. Assim, países cuja exportação destas mercadorias é relevante na balança comercial devem adotar as medidas necessárias para mitigar riscos a fim de atender as recomendações internacionais emitidas pela Organização Mundial de Saúde Animal. O Brasil não registrou a doença em seu territór...

  10. BSA-boronic acid conjugate as lectin mimetics.

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    Narla, Satya Nandana; Pinnamaneni, Poornima; Nie, Huan; Li, Yu; Sun, Xue-Long

    2014-01-10

    We report bovine serum albumin (BSA)-boronic acid (BA) conjugates as lectin mimetics and their glyco-capturing capacity. The BSA-BA conjugates were synthesized by amidation of carboxylic acid groups in BSA with aminophenyl boronic acid in the presence of EDC, and were characterized by Alizarin Red S (ARS) assay and SDS-PAGE gel. The BSA-BA conjugates were immobilized onto maleimide-functionalized silica beads and their sugar capturing capacity and specificity were confirmed by ARS displacement assay. Further, surface plasmon resonance (SPR) analysis of the glyco-capturing activity of the BSA-BA conjugates was conducted by immobilizing BSA-BA onto SPR gold chip. Overall, we demonstrated a BSA-BA-based lectin mimetics for glyco-capturing applications. These lectin mimetics are expected to provide an important tool for glycomics and biosensor research and applications.

  11. An Efficient Cryptographic Hash Algorithm (BSA)

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    Mukherjee, Subhabrata; Laha, Anirban

    2012-01-01

    Recent cryptanalytic attacks have exposed the vulnerabilities of some widely used cryptographic hash functions like MD5 and SHA-1. Attacks in the line of differential attacks have been used to expose the weaknesses of several other hash functions like RIPEMD, HAVAL. In this paper we propose a new efficient hash algorithm that provides a near random hash output and overcomes some of the earlier weaknesses. Extensive simulations and comparisons with some existing hash functions have been done to prove the effectiveness of the BSA, which is an acronym for the name of the 3 authors.

  12. Buffers more than buffering agent: introducing a new class of stabilizers for the protein BSA.

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    Gupta, Bhupender S; Taha, Mohamed; Lee, Ming-Jer

    2015-01-14

    In this study, we have analyzed the influence of four biological buffers on the thermal stability of bovine serum albumin (BSA) using dynamic light scattering (DLS). The investigated buffers include 4-(2-hydroxyethyl)piperazine-1-ethanesulfonic acid (HEPES), 4-(2-hydroxyethyl)-1-piperazine-propanesulfonic acid (EPPS), 4-(2-hydroxyethyl)piperazine-1-ethanesulfonic acid sodium salt (HEPES-Na), and 4-morpholinepropanesulfonic acid sodium salt (MOPS-Na). These buffers behave as a potential stabilizer for the native structure of BSA against thermal denaturation. The stabilization tendency follows the order of MOPS-Na > HEPES-Na > HEPES ≫ EPPS. To obtain an insight into the role of hydration layers and peptide backbone in the stabilization of BSA by these buffers, we have also explored the phase transition of a thermoresponsive polymer, poly(N-isopropylacrylamide (PNIPAM)), a model compound for protein, in aqueous solutions of HEPES, EPPS, HEPES-Na, and MOPS-Na buffers at different concentrations. It was found that the lower critical solution temperatures (LCST) of PNIPAM in the aqueous buffer solutions substantially decrease with increase in buffer concentration. The mechanism of interactions between these buffers and protein BSA was probed by various techniques, including UV-visible, fluorescence, and FTIR. The results of this series of studies reveal that the interactions are mainly governed by the influence of the buffers on the hydration layers surrounding the protein. We have also explored the possible binding sites of BSA with these buffers using a molecular docking technique. Moreover, the activities of an industrially important enzyme α-chymotrypsin (α-CT) in 0.05 M, 0.5 M, and 1.0 M of HEPES, EPPS, HEPES-Na, and MOPS-Na buffer solutions were analyzed at pH = 8.0 and T = 25 °C. Interestingly, the activities of α-CT were found to be enhanced in the aqueous solutions of these investigated buffers. Based upon the Jones-Dole viscosity parameters, the

  13. Thin films of xyloglucans for BSA adsorption

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    Jo, T.A. [Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, PR (Brazil); Laboratory of Biopolymers, Department of Chemistry, Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, PR (Brazil); Petri, D.F.S. [Institute of Chemistry, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Valenga, F. [Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, PR (Brazil); Laboratory of Biopolymers, Department of Chemistry, Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, PR (Brazil); Lucyszyn, N. [Laboratory of Biopolymers, Department of Chemistry, Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, PR (Brazil); Sierakowski, M.-R. [Laboratory of Biopolymers, Department of Chemistry, Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, PR (Brazil)], E-mail: mariarita.sierakowski@ufpr.br

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    In this work, XG extracted from Tamarindus indica (XGT) and Copaifera langsdorffii (XGC) seeds were deposited onto Si wafers as thin films. The characteristics of XGT and XGC adsorbed layers were compared with a commercial XG sample (TKP, Tamarind kernel powder) by ellipsometry and atomic force microscopy (AFM). Moreover, the adsorption of oxidized derivative of XGT (To60) onto amino-terminated Si wafers and the immobilization of bovine serum albumin (BSA) onto polysaccharides covered wafers, as a function of pH, were also investigated. The XG samples presented molar ratios Glc:Xyl:Gal of 2.4:2.1:1 (XGC); 2.8: 2.3: 1 (XGT) and 1.9:1.9:1 (TKP). The structure of XGT and XGC was determined by O-methy alditol acetate derivatization and showed similar features, but XGC confirmed the presence of more {alpha}-D-Xyl branches due to more {beta}-D-Gal ends. XGT deposited onto Si adsorbed as fibers and small entities uniformly distributed, as evidenced by AFM, while TPK and XGC formed larger aggregates. The thickness of To60 onto amino-terminated surface was similar to that determined for XGT onto Si wafers. A maximum in the adsorbed amount of BSA occurred close to its isoelectric point (5.5). These findings indicate that XGT and To60 are potential materials for the development of biomaterials and biotechnological devices.

  14. Albumin (BSA) adsorption onto graphite stepped surfaces

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    Rubio-Pereda, Pamela; Vilhena, J. G.; Takeuchi, Noboru; Serena, Pedro A.; Pérez, Rubén

    2017-06-01

    Nanomaterials are good candidates for the design of novel components with biomedical applications. For example, nano-patterned substrates may be used to immobilize protein molecules in order to integrate them in biosensing units. Here, we perform long MD simulations (up to 200 ns) using an explicit solvent and physiological ion concentrations to characterize the adsorption of bovine serum albumin (BSA) onto a nano-patterned graphite substrate. We have studied the effect of the orientation and step size on the protein adsorption and final conformation. Our results show that the protein is stable, with small changes in the protein secondary structure that are confined to the contact area and reveal the influence of nano-structuring on the spontaneous adsorption, protein-surface binding energies, and protein mobility. Although van der Waals (vdW) interactions play a dominant role, our simulations reveal the important role played by the hydrophobic lipid-binding sites of the BSA molecule in the adsorption process. The complex structure of these sites, that incorporate residues with different hydrophobic character, and their flexibility are crucial to understand the influence of the ion concentration and protein orientation in the different steps of the adsorption process. Our study provides useful information for the molecular engineering of components that require the immobilization of biomolecules and the preservation of their biological activity.

  15. Estradiol-17beta-BSA stimulates Ca(2+) uptake through nongenomic pathways in primary rabbit kidney proximal tubule cells: involvement of cAMP and PKC.

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    Han, H J; Lee, Y H; Park, S H

    2000-04-01

    The effect of estradiol-17beta-BSA (E(2)-BSA) on Ca(2+) uptake and its related signal pathways were examined in the primary cultured rabbit kidney proximal tubule cells. E(2)-BSA (10(-9) M) significantly stimulated Ca(2+) uptake from 2 h by 13% and at 8 h by 35% as compared to control, respectively. This stimulatory effect of E(2)-BSA was not inhibited by tamoxifen (10(-8) M, an intracellular estrogen receptor antagonist), actinomycin D (10(-7) M, a transcription inhibitor), and cycloheximide (4 x 10(-5) M, a protein synthesis inhibitor). However, E(2)-BSA-induced stimulation of Ca(2+) uptake was blocked by methoxyverapamil (10(-6) M, an L-type calcium channel blocker) and 5-(N-ethyl-N-isopropyl)-amiloride (10(-5) M, a Na(+)/H(+) antiporter blocker). These results suggest that E(2)-BSA stimulates Ca(2+) uptake through nongenomic pathways. Thus, we investigated which signal pathways were related to E(2)-BSA-induced stimulation of Ca(2+) uptake. 8-Br-cAMP (10(-6) M) alone increased Ca(2+) uptake by 22% compared to control. When E(2)-BSA combined with 8-Br-cAMP, Ca(2+) uptake was not significantly stimulated compared to E(2)-BSA. SQ 22536 (10(-6) M, an adenylate cyclase inhibitor) and myristoylated protein kinase A inhibitor amide 14-22 (10(-6) M, a protein kinase A inhibitor) blocked E(2)-BSA-induced stimulation of Ca(2+) uptake and E(2)-BSA also increased cAMP generation by 26% of that of control. In addition, TPA (0.02 ng/ml, an artificial PKC promoter) stimulated the Ca(2+) uptake by 14%, and the cotreatment of TPA and E(2)-BSA did not significantly stimulate Ca(2+) uptake compared to E(2)-BSA. E(2)-BSA-induced stimulation of Ca(2+) uptake was blocked by U 73122 (10(-6) M, a phospholipase C inhibitor) or bisindolylmaleimide I (10(-6) M, a protein kinase C inhibitor). Indeed, E(2)-BSA stimulated PKC activity by 26%. In conclusion, E(2)-BSA (10(-9) M) stimulated Ca(2+) uptake by nongenomic action, which is mediated by cAMP and PKC pathways.

  16. Effect of BSA-induced ER stress on SGLT protein expression levels and alpha-MG uptake in renal proximal tubule cells.

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    Lee, Yu Jin; Suh, Han Na; Han, Ho Jae

    2009-06-01

    Recent studies demonstrated that endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress regulates glucose homeostasis and that ER stress preconditioning which induces an adaptive, protective unfolded protein response (UPR) offers cytoprotection against nephrotoxins. Thus the aim of the present study was to use renal proximal tubule cells (PTCs) to further elucidate the link between the BSA-induced ER stress and alpha-methyl-d-glucopyranoside (alpha-MG) uptake and to identify related signaling pathways. Among ER stress inducers such as high glucose, BSA, H2O2, or tumicamycin, BSA pretreatment ameliorated the reduction of Na(+)-glucose cotransporter (SGLT) expression and alpha-MG uptake by gentamicin or cyclosporine A. Immunofluorescence studies revealed that BSA (10 mg/ml) stimulated the expression of glucose-regulated protein 78 (GRP78), an ER stress biomarker. In addition, BSA increased levels of GRP78 protein expression and eukaryotic initiation factor 2alpha (eIF2alpha) phosphorylation in a time-dependent manner. Furthermore, transfection with a GRP78-specific small interfering RNA (siRNA) inhibited BSA-stimulated SGLT expression and alpha-MG uptake. In experiments designed to unravel the mechanisms underlying BSA-induced ER stress, BSA stimulated the production of cellular reactive oxygen species (ROS), and antioxidants such as ascorbic acid or N-acetylcysteine (NAC) blocked BSA-induced increases in GRP78 activation, eIF2alpha phosphorylation, SGLT expression, and alpha-MG uptake. Moreover, the cells upregulated peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPARgamma) mRNA levels in response to BSA or troglitazone (a PPARgamma agonist), but BSA was ineffective in the presence of GW9662 (a PPARgamma antagonist). In addition, both BSA and troglitazone stimulated GRP78 and eIF2alpha activation, SGLT expression, and alpha-MG uptake, whereas GW9662 inhibited the effects of BSA. BSA also stimulated phosphorylation of JNK and NF-kappaB, and GW9662 or GRP78 siRNA attenuated this

  17. Electrochemical deposition of mineralized BSA/collagen coating.

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    Zhuang, Junjun; Lin, Jun; Li, Juan; Wang, Huiming; Cheng, Kui; Weng, Wenjian

    2016-09-01

    In this work, mineralized collagen coatings with different loading quantity of bovine serum albumin (BSA) were prepared via in situ electrochemical deposition on titanium substrate. The microstructure and BSA loading quantity of the coatings could be controlled by the electrochemical deposition parameters, such as deposition potential, BSA concentration and its adding sequence in the electrolyte. The BSA loading quantity in the coatings was obtained in the range of 0.0170-0.173mg/cm(2), enhancing the cell adhesion and proliferation of the coatings with the simultaneous release. The distinct release behaviors of BSA were attributed to their gradient distribution with different mineralization degrees, which could be adjusted by the deposition process. These results suggest that in situ electrochemical deposition is a promising way to incorporate functional molecules into the mineralized collagen coatings and the mineralized BSA/collagen coatings are highly promising for improving the rhBMP-2 loading capability (1.8-fold).

  18. Electrochemical deposition of mineralized BSA/collagen coating

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    Zhuang, Junjun [School of Materials Science and Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Silicon Materials, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China); Lin, Jun; Li, Juan; Wang, Huiming [The First Affiliated Hospital of Medical College, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310003 (China); Cheng, Kui [School of Materials Science and Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Silicon Materials, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China); Weng, Wenjian, E-mail: wengwj@zju.edu.cn [School of Materials Science and Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Silicon Materials, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China); The Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 (China)

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    In this work, mineralized collagen coatings with different loading quantity of bovine serum albumin (BSA) were prepared via in situ electrochemical deposition on titanium substrate. The microstructure and BSA loading quantity of the coatings could be controlled by the electrochemical deposition parameters, such as deposition potential, BSA concentration and its adding sequence in the electrolyte. The BSA loading quantity in the coatings was obtained in the range of 0.0170–0.173 mg/cm{sup 2}, enhancing the cell adhesion and proliferation of the coatings with the simultaneous release. The distinct release behaviors of BSA were attributed to their gradient distribution with different mineralization degrees, which could be adjusted by the deposition process. These results suggest that in situ electrochemical deposition is a promising way to incorporate functional molecules into the mineralized collagen coatings and the mineralized BSA/collagen coatings are highly promising for improving the rhBMP-2 loading capability (1.8-fold). - Highlights: • BSA is incorporated into mineralized collagen coating by electrochemical deposition. • The loading amount of BSA in coatings can be adjusted in the range of 0-173 ng. • The BSA/collagen coating shows good cytocompatibility with free-albumin culture. • The incorporation process is put forward for some other molecules deposition.

  19. Preparation and Chiral Selectivity of BSA-Modified Ceramic Membrane

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    Cai Lian SU; Rong Ji DAI; Bin TONG; Yu Lin DENG

    2006-01-01

    An affinity-transport system, containing porous ceramic membranes bound with bovine serum albumin (BSA) was used for chiral separation of racemic tryptophan. The preparation of BSA modified ceramic membrane included three steps. Firstly, the membrane was modified with amino group using silanization with an amino silane. Secondly, the amino group modified membrane was bound with aldehyde group using gluteraldehyde. Finally, BSA was covalently bound on the surface of the ceramic membrane. Efficient separation of racemic tryptophan was carried out by performing permeation cell experiments, with BSA modified, porous ceramic membranes.

  20. PROCESSO DE ALTERAÇÃO ENZIMÁTICA DA MATRIZ PROTÉICA DE CARNE BOVINA, INFLUÊNCIA SOBRE A VISCOSIDADE

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    MARICê NOGUEIRA DE OLIVEIRA

    2009-07-01

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    RESUMO: A matriz protéica da carne bovina foi enzimaticamente alterada visando seu uso potencial em formulações de dietas especiais ou por sonda. Determinou-se a viscosidade de amostras de hidrolisado em diferentes tempos de processo e testou-se a aplicabilidade do modelo de Ostwald-de-Waele no tratamento dos resultados. Na faixa de velocidades angulares ensaiadas o hidrolisado protéico de carne bovina comportou-se como um fluído não-newtoniano, pseudoplástico. A viscosidade média do hidrolisado é de 1,7 a –52,7 poise. Os valores máximos para a viscosidade são alcançados aos 90 minutos de processo. PALAVRAS – CHAVE: Carne Bovina; hidrolisados protéicos; viscosidade.

  1. Concentração plasmática de colesterol total e lipoproteína de alta densidade em novilhas mestiças doadoras de embriões tratadas com somatotropina bovina recombinante Total plasma cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein levels in crossbred heifer embryo donors treated with bovine recombinant somatotropin

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    Á.M. Borges

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    Full Text Available O objetivo do experimento foi o de estudar as concentrações plasmáticas de colesterol total e lipoproteína de alta densidade (HDL em novilhas mestiças tratadas com somatotropina bovina recombinante (rbST. Coletas de sangue foram feitas durante dois ciclos estrais, normal e superovulado, em 26 fêmeas distribuídas em dois tratamentos: T1 = aplicação de 500mg de rbST no terceiro dia do ciclo estral utilizado para a superovulação e T2 = controle. Análises dos metabólitos sangüíneos foram feitas utilizando-se o método enzimático, cujas concentrações médias plasmáticas de colesterol total e de HDL durante o ciclo estral normal não foram diferentes (P>0,05 entre os dois tratamentos: 87,9 e 25,8mg/dl e 85,9 e 26,7mg/dl para T1 e T2, respectivamente. O ciclo estral utilizado para a superovulação foi dividido em três períodos: P1 = do estro à inseminação artificial (0 ao15º dia, P2 = da inseminação artificial até a coleta de embriões (15º ao 21º dia e P3 = da coleta até o final do período experimental (21º ao 27º dia. As concentrações plasmáticas de colesterol total e HDL no P1 não diferiram entre os tratamentos (P>0,05. Em P2 e P3 houve diferença nas concentrações de HDL e colesterol total entre os dois tratamentos: 29,0 e 88,5mg/dl (T1 e 27,1 e 81,8mg/dl (T2 no P2; e 30,4 e 88,0mg/dl (T1 e 26,6 e 80,5mg/dl (T2 no P3, respectivamente (PThe objective of the experiment was to study the total cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein (HDL levels in crossbred heifers treated with bovine recombinant somatotropina (rbST. Blood samples were collected for two estrous cycles, normal and superovulated, from 26 animals randomly distributed into two treatments: T1 - injected with 500mg rbST on day 3 of estrous cycle and T2 - control. The lipidic metabolite levels were determined by an enzymatic method, and plasma levels of total cholesterol and HDL in normal estrous cycle did not differ (P>0.05 between treatments: 87

  2. Effect of bovine serum albumin (BSA) on enzymatic cellulose hydrolysis.

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    Wang, Hui; Mochidzuki, Kazuhiro; Kobayashi, Shinichi; Hiraide, Hatsue; Wang, Xiaofen; Cui, Zongjun

    2013-06-01

    Bovine serum albumin (BSA) was added to filter paper during the hydrolysis of cellulase. Adding BSA before the addition of the cellulase enhances enzyme activity in the solution, thereby increasing the conversion rate of cellulose. After 48 h of BSA treatment, the BSA adsorption quantities are 3.3, 4.6, 7.8, 17.2, and 28.3 mg/g substrate, each with different initial BSA concentration treatments at 50 °C; in addition, more cellulase was adsorbed onto the filter paper at 50 °C compared with 35 °C. After 48 h of hydrolysis, the free-enzyme activity could not be measured without the BSA treatment, whereas the remaining activity of the filter paper activity was approximately 41 % when treated with 1.0 mg/mL BSA. Even after 96 h of hydrolysis, 25 % still remained. Meanwhile, after 48 h of incubation without substrate, the remaining enzyme activities were increased 20.7 % (from 43.7 to 52.7 %) and 94.8 % (from 23.3 to 45.5 %) at 35 and 50 °C, respectively. Moreover, the effect of the BSA was more obvious at 35 °C compared with 50 °C. When using 15 filter paper cellulase units per gram substrate cellulase loading at 50 °C, the cellulose conversion was increased from 75 % (without BSA treatment) to ≥90 % when using BSA dosages between 0.1 and 1.5 mg/mL. Overall, these results suggest that there are promising strategies for BSA treatment in the reduction of enzyme requirements during the hydrolysis of cellulose.

  3. Influência da taxa de congelamento no comportamento físico-químico e estrutural durante a liofilização da albumina bovina Influence of cooling rate on the structural and phase changes during lyophilization of bovine serum albumin

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    Virgilio Tattini Jr

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available A liofilização é o método mais comumente utilizado para a preparação de proteínas desidratadas, as quais devem apresentar estabilidade adequada por longo período de armazenagem em temperaturas ambientes. Entretanto, estudos recentes com espectroscopia no infravermelho têm documentado que os problemas relacionados com o congelamento e a desidratação induzidos pela liofilização podem levar ao desdobramento molecular da proteína. Através de análises por espectroscopia Raman, associadas com análise térmica por calorimetria exploratória diferencial (DSC, estudou-se a influência da taxa de congelamento no comportamento físico-químico e estrutural da albumina sérica bovina submetida ao processo de liofilização. Observou-se que a albumina liofilizada com taxa de congelamento de 2,5 °C/min apresentou maior alteração estrutural quando comparada à albumina liofilizada com taxa de congelamento de 30 °C/min, a qual apresentou menores oscilações espectrais nas regiões da amida I, III e pontes de dissulfeto, favorecendo a manutenção da conformação estrutural da proteína.Lyophilization (freeze-drying is the most commonly method used to prepare dehydrated proteins, which should have the desired long-term stability at ambient temperatures. However, recent infrared spectroscopic studies have documented that the acute freezing and dehydration stresses of lyophilization can induce protein unfolding. Through Raman spectroscopy associated with thermal analysis using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC, it was studied the influence of cooling rate on the structural and phase changes during lyophilization of bovine serum albumin. It was observed that bovine serum albumin (BSA lyophilized under slow freezing (2.5 ºC/min presented higher structure damage than the BSA lyophilized under fast freezing (30 ºC/min However, the lyophilization process using cooling rate of 30 ºC/min presented fewer spectra alterations on the Amide I

  4. Microcontact-BSA imprinted capacitive biosensor for real-time, sensitive and selective detection of BSA

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    Gizem Ertürk

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available An analytical method is presented, combining novel microcontact imprinting technique and capacitive biosensor technology for the detection of BSA. Glass cover slips were used for preparation of protein stamps. The microcontact-BSA imprinted gold electrodes were prepared in the presence of methacrylic acid (MAA and poly-ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (PEGDMA as the cross-linker by bringing the protein stamp and the gold electrode into contact under UV-polymerization. Real-time BSA detection studies were performed in the concentration range of 1.0 × 10−20–1.0 × 10−8 M with a limit of detection (LOD of 1.0 × 10−19 M. Cross-reactivity towards HSA and IgG were 5 and 3%, respectively. The electrodes were used for >70 assays during 2 months and retained their binding properties during all that time. The NIP (non-imprinted electrode was used as a reference. The microcontact imprinting technology combined with the biosensor applications is a promising technology for future applications.

  5. Morphological Analysis and Interaction of Chlorophyll and BSA

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    Filipe D. S. Gorza

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Interactions between proteins and drugs, which can lead to formation of stable drug-protein complexes, have important implications on several processes related to human health. These interactions can affect, for instance, free concentration, biological activity, and metabolism of the drugs in the blood stream. Here, we report on the UV-Visible spectroscopic investigation on the interaction of bovine serum albumin (BSA with chlorophyll (Chl in aqueous solution under physiological conditions. Binding constants at different temperatures—obtained by using the Benesi-Hildebrand equation—were found to be of the same order of magnitude (~104 M−1 indicating low affinity of Chl with BSA. We have found a hyperchromism, which suggested an interaction between BSA and Chl occurring through conformational changes of BSA caused by exposition of tryptophan to solvent. Films from BSA and Chl obtained at different Chl concentrations showed fractal structures, which were characterized by fractal dimension calculated from microscopic image analysis.

  6. Selective trapping of SNO-BSA and GSNO by benzenesulfinic acid sodium salt: mechanistic study of thiosulphonate formation and feasibility as a protein S-nitrosothiol detection strategy

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    Reeves, Benjamin D.; Hilmer, Jonathan K.; Mellmann, Lisa; Hartzheim, Myra; Poffenberger, Kevin; Johnson, Keith; Joshi, Neelambari; Singel, David J.; Grieco, Paul A.

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    The conversion of S-nitrosothiols to thiosulphonates by reaction with the sodium salt of benzenesulfinic acid (PhSO2Na) has been examined in detail with the exemplary substrates S-nitrosoglutathione (GSNO) and S-nitrosylated bovine serum albumin (SNO-BSA). The reaction stoichiometry (2:1, PhSO2Na:RSNO) and the rate law (first order in both PhSO2Na and RSNO) have been determined under mild acidic conditions (pH 4.0). The products have been identified as the corresponding thiosulphonates (GSSO2Ph and BSA-SSO2Ph) along with PhSO2NHOH obtained in a 1:1 ratio. GSH, GSSG, and BSA were unreactive to PhSO2Na. PMID:24187391

  7. Binding equilibrium study between Mn( Ⅱ ) and HSA or BSA

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    LIANG, Hong; TU, Chu-Qiao; ZHANG, Hong-Zhi; SHEN, Xing-Can; ZHOU, Yong-Qia; SHEN, Pan-Wen

    2000-01-01

    The binding of Mn( Ⅱ ) to human serum allbumin (HSA) or bovine serum albumin (BSA) has been studied by equilibrium dialysis at physiological pH (7.43). The Scatchard analysis indicates that there are 1.8 and 1.9 strong binding sites of Mn( Ⅱ ) in HSA and BSA, respectively. The successive stobility constants which are reported for the first time are obtained by non-linear least-squares methods fitting Bjerrum formula.For both Mn( Ⅱ )-HSA and Mn( Ⅱ )-BSA systems, the order of magnitude of K1 was found to be 104. The analyses of Hill plots and free energy coupling show that the positive cooperative effect was found in both Mn( Ⅱ )-HSA and Mn(Ⅱ)-BSA systems. The results of Mn ( Ⅱ ) competing with Cu ( Ⅱ )、Zn( Ⅱ )、Cd( Ⅱ ) or Ca( Ⅱ ) to bind to HSA or BSA further support the conjecture that there are two strong binding sites of Mn( Ⅱ ) in both HSA and BSA. One is most probably located at the tripeptide segment of N-terminal sequence of HSA and BSA molecules involving four groups composed of nitrogen atoms, and the fifth coordination atom is the carboxyl oxygen of Asp1. The coordinated atoms of the other are most probably almost all oxygen atoms.

  8. Comparison of interactions between three food colorants and BSA.

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    Li, Tian; Cheng, Zhengjun; Cao, Lijun; Jiang, Xiaohui

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    Fast Green FCF (FCF), Patent Blue V (PBV) and Acid Blue 1 (AB1) are used as food colorants. Multiple spectroscopic techniques were employed to probe in depth the affinity of FCF/PBV/AB1 with BSA in different pH and/or salt concentrations. The results showed that FCF/PBV/AB1 quenched the intrinsic fluorescence of BSA by a static process, and electrostatic force dominated the formation of BSA-FCF/PBV/AB1 complex which was confirmed by the effects of salt on their interactions. Subdomain IIA was the primary binding site for FCF/PBV/AB1 on BSA in the pH range of 5.5-7.4, while both Trp 212 and Trp 134 residues of BSA might be bound by FCF/PBV/AB1 at pH 4.8. The K values suggested that the binding ability of three food colorants with BSA was FCF>PBV>AB1. The results of UV-vis absorption, synchronous fluorescence, 3D fluorescence and FT-IR spectra proved that the structure of BSA altered by FCF/PBV/AB1.

  9. Comparison of tryptophan interactions to free and grafted BSA protein.

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    Garnier, F; Randon, J; Rocca, J L

    2000-04-28

    The binding of d- and l-tryptophan molecules to bovine serum albumin (BSA) protein has been studied using liquid chromatography and ultrafiltration in the pH range from 7 to 11. A hydrophobic interaction between tryptophan and BSA has been observed at pH 7.0 on BSA grafted chromatographic column. However, this interaction is negligible at higher pH for which the interaction to the stereospecific site was predominant. For both grafted and free proteins, the complexation mechanism was a competitive binding of d- and l-enantiomers on a single site. The apparent complexation constants for both d- and l-tryptophan show a maximum in the pH range 9-10. The variations of the apparent complexation constants versus pH were the result of the protonation of both the amino acid and a single site of the protein assuming that the complexation occurs between the zwitter-ionic amino acid form and the unprotonated BSA site. The apparent pK(BSA) is slightly shifted from 8.3 for grafted BSA protein to 9.4 for free BSA protein. This shift is presumably as a result of the different protein conformation.

  10. L'Encefalopatia Espongiforme Bovina a Galícia

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    Allepuz Palau, Alberto; López-Quílez, A.; Forte, A.; Fernández, G; Casal i Fàbrega, Jordi

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    Galícia ha estat una de les zones d'Espanya on l'Encefalopatia Espongiforme Bovina (EEB) ha tingut més incidència. Va ser a Galícia on es va donar el primer cas d’una vaca afectada per aquesta malaltia, l'any 2000. Un investigador del CRESA ha analitzat la distribució geogràfica dels casos d'EEB i del risc d'infecció a aquesta comunitat autònoma.

  11. Modified E-test by the addition of EDTA-Tris and dimethyl sulfoxide on the potentiation of the effects of some antimicrobials in Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains isolated from bovine mastitis E-test modificado pela adição de Tris-EDTA e dimetilsulfóxido na potencialização do efeito de antimicrobianos em linhagens de Pseudomonas aeruginosa isoladas de mastite bovina

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    M.G. Ribeiro

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    Full Text Available A concentração inibitória mínima-MIC em 30 estirpes de Pseudomonas aeruginosa isoladas de mastite bovina foi avaliada utilizando o E-test padrão e o método modificado, pela adição de Tris-EDTA e DMSO. Os métodos modificados apresentaram redução significativa da MIC das estirpes utilizando a gentamicina, a ciprofloxacina e a norfloxacina.

  12. Avaliação da capacidade adjuvante do cloreto de dimetildioctadecilamônio associado ao hidróxido de alumínio na indução da resposta imune humoral de bovinos vacinados com o vírus da diarréia viral bovina

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    Full Text Available A resposta imunológica humoral de bovinos vacinados com o vírus da diarréia viral bovina (BVDV inativado, tendo como adjuvante o cloreto de dimetildioctadecilamônio (DDA cloreto associado ao hidróxido de alumínio (vacina B, foi comparada com uma vacina contendo o mesmo antígeno adsorvido apenas com hidróxido de alumínio (vacina A. Duas semanas após a segunda dose foi avaliado o título de anticorpos neutralizantes dos animais que receberam as duas preparações de antígenos. Os animais que receberam a vacina B apresentaram melhor resposta imune humoral quando comparados com os animais vacinados com a vacina A. O título médio de anticorpos neutralizantes, expresso em Log2, dos animais que receberam a vacina B foi superior (P<0,05 ao observado no grupo vacinado com a vacina A. Esse resultado demonstra que, em bovinos vacinados com o BVDV inativado, a inclusão do DDA cloreto em formulações de vacinas adsorvidas com hidróxido de alumínio potencializa a resposta imune humoral.

  13. Käivitus BSA kampaania - infoliin 0 800 8080

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    Tarkvaratootjate õigusi kaitsva organisatsiooni Business Software Alliance (BSA) poolt Baltimaades avatud infoliinist, mille kaudu saab teavitada tarkvarapiraatlusest ning küsida nõu tarkvaraga seotud juriidilistes küsimustes

  14. Caracterização genética do vírus da diarreia bovina detectada em bovinos do Sul de Minas Gerais, Brasil, persistentemente infectados

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    Fabio Carvalho Dias

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Isolados do vírus da diarreia viral bovina (BVDV detectados em amostras de soro sanguíneo de dois animais persistentemente infectados (PI, identificados num rebanho bovino localizado na região sul do Estado de Minas Gerais, Brasil, foram submetidos à caracterização genética através do sequenciamento parcial de nucleotídeos da região 5’UTR do genoma viral. Os isolados foram caracterizados como pertencentes ao genótipo BVDV-1, subgenótipo BVDV-1b. Os resultados do presente estudo sugerem o BVDV-1b como um agente de importância na ocorrência da diarreia viral bovina (BVD nos rebanhos da região. Ademais, a caracterização genotípica dos isolados do BVDV contribui para a melhor compreensão da epidemiologia da enfermidade, pois a variabilidade genética do BVDV interfere nos testes sorológicos e também possui implicações na utilização de vacinas, cuja maioria é produzida apenas com estirpes de referência do BVDV, requerendo, portanto, investigações sobre a diversidade genética do BVDV existente no Brasil para o aprimoramento das medidas de prevenção e controle da enfermidade no país.

  15. BSA activated CdTe quantum dot nanosensor for antimony ion detection.

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    Ge, Shenguang; Zhang, Congcong; Zhu, Yuanna; Yu, Jinghua; Zhang, Shuangshuang

    2010-01-01

    A novel fluorescent nanosensor for Sb(3+) determination was reported based on thioglycolic acid (TGA)-capped CdTe quantum dot (QD) nanoparticles. It was the first antimony ion sensor using QD nanoparticles in a receptor-fluorophore system. The water-soluable TGA-capped CdTe QDs were prepared through a hydrothermal route, NaHTe was used as the Te precursor for CdTe QDs synthesis. Bovine serum albumin (BSA) conjugated to TGA-capped CdTe via an amide link interacting with carboxyl of the TGA-capped CdTe. When antimony ion enters the BSA, the lone pair electrons of the nitrogen and oxygen atom become involved in the coordination, switching off the QD emission and a dramatic quenching of the fluorescence intensity results, allowing the detection of low concentrations of antimony ions. Using the operating principle, the antimony ion sensor based on QD nanoparticles showed a very good linearity in the range 0.10-22.0 microg L(-1), with the detection limit lower than 2.94 x 10(-8) g L(-1) and the relative standard deviation (RSD) 2.54% (n = 6). In a study of interferences, the antimony-sensitive TGA-QD-BSA sensor showed good selectivity. Therefore, a simple, fast, sensitive, and highly selective assay for antimony has been built. The presented method has been applied successfully to the determination of antimony in real water samples (n = 6) with satisfactory results.

  16. Effect of the extract of persimmon (Diospyros kaki L. cv. ‘Rama Forte’and rosemary oily extract (Rosmarinus officinalis L. on the sensory characteristics and color stability of frozen beef burgersEfeito de extratos de caqui (Diospyros kaki L. cultivar Rama Forte e do extrato oleoso de alecrim (Rosmarinus officinalis L. nas características sensoriais e na estabilidade da cor de hambúrguer de carne bovina congelado

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    Leadir Lucy Martins Fries

    2012-06-01

    da cor de hambúrguer de carne bovina congelado. Para tanto foi elaborado o extrato hidroetanólico bruto que foi fracionado obtendo-se a fração hexânica, clorofórmica, de acetato de etila e a fração residual. Para o preparo das amostras de hambúrguer foi elaborada uma formulação básica que foi dividida em partes: controle, padrão (formulação adicionada de 0,1% de eritorbato de sódio, tratamento 1 (0,5% de extrato hidroetanólico bruto, tratamento 2 (0,7% de extrato hidroetanólico bruto, tratamento 3 (0,5% da fração residual, tratamento 4 (0,7% da fração residual, tratamento 5 (0,5% da fração acetato de etila, tratamento 6 (0,7% da fração acetato de etila e tratamento 7 (0,10% de extrato oleoso de alecrim. As amostras de hambúrguer foram armazenadas a –25 ºC por 14 meses e submetidas a análise sensorial (cor, aroma, sabor e textura no início do experimento e a determinação da cor (L*, a*, b* e h* a cada 2 meses. A adição dos extratos não promoveu alteração dos atributos sensoriais do hambúrguer bovino no tempo zero de armazenamento. Ocorreu tendência de diminuição dos valores de a* e aumento dos valores de h* das amostras de hambúrguer congeladas ao longo do período de armazenamento. As amostras adicionadas da fração acetato de etila (0,5 e 0,7% e do extrato oleoso de alecrim apresentaram maiores valores de a* que as demais amostras ao longo do período de armazenamento e menores valores de h* que a amostra padrão, no final do período avaliado, indicando que a adição da fração acetato de etila e do extrato de alecrim contribuiram na retenção e estabilidade da cor vermelha das amostras de hambúrguer de carne bovina durante o período de armazenamento do produto congelado.

  17. Evaluating interaction forces between BSA and rabbit anti-BSA in sulphathiazole sodium, tylosin and levofloxacin solution by AFM

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    Wang, Congzhou; Wang, Jianhua; Deng, Linhong

    2011-11-01

    Protein-protein interactions play crucial roles in numerous biological processes. However, it is still challenging to evaluate the protein-protein interactions, such as antigen and antibody, in the presence of drug molecules in physiological liquid. In this study, the interaction between bovine serum albumin (BSA) and rabbit anti-BSA was investigated using atomic force microscopy (AFM) in the presence of various antimicrobial drugs (sulphathiazole sodium, tylosin and levofloxacin) under physiological condition. The results show that increasing the concentration of tylosin decreased the single-molecule-specific force between BSA and rabbit anti-BSA. As for sulphathiazole sodium, it dramatically decreased the specific force at a certain critical concentration, but increased the nonspecific force as its concentration increasing. In addition, the presence of levofloxacin did not greatly influence either the specific or nonspecific force. Collectively, these results suggest that these three drugs may adopt different mechanisms to affect the interaction force between BSA and rabbit anti-BSA. These findings may enhance our understanding of antigen/antibody binding processes in the presence of drug molecules, and hence indicate that AFM could be helpful in the design and screening of drugs-modulating protein-protein interaction processes.

  18. Synthesis and Characterization of BSA Conjugated Silver Nanoparticles (Ag/BSA Nanoparticles) and Evaluation of Biological Properties of Ag/BSA Nanoparticles and Ag/BSA Nanoparticles Loaded Poly(hydroxy butyrate valerate) PHBV Films

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    Ambaye, Almaz

    Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa are the etiological agents of several infectious diseases. Antibiotic resistance by these three microbes has emerged as a prevalent problem due in part to the misuse of existing antibiotics and the lack of novel antibiotics. Nanoparticles have emerged as an alternative antibacterial agents to conventional antibiotics owing to their high surface area to volume ratio and their unique chemical and physical properties. Among the nanoparticles, silver nanoparticles have gained increasing attention because silver nanoparticles exhibit antibacterial activity against a range of gram positive and gram negative bacteria. Nanoparticles of well-defined chemistry and morphology can be used in broad biomedical applications, especially in bone tissue engineering applications, where bone infection by bacteria can be acute and lethal. It is commonly noted in the literature that the activity of nanoparticles against microorganisms is dependent upon the size and concentration of the nanoparticles as well as the chemistry of stabilizing agent. To the best of our knowledge, a comprehensive study that evaluates the antibacterial activity of well characterized silver nanoparticles in particular Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) stabilized against S. aureus and E. coli and cytotoxicity level of BSA stabilized silver nanoparticles towards osteoblast cells (MC3T3-E1) is currently lacking. Therefore, the primary objective of this study was to characterize protein conjugated silver nanoparticles prepared by chemical reduction of AgNO3 and BSA mixture. The formation of Ag/BSA nanoparticles was studied by UV-Vis spectroscopy. The molar ratio of silver to BSA in the Ag/BSA nanoparticles was established to be 27+/- 3: 1, based on Thermogravimetric Analysis and Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy. Based on atomic force microscopy, dynamic light scattering,and transmission electron microscopy(TEM) measurements, the particle size (diameter) of

  19. BSA-imprinted synthetic receptor for reversible template recognition.

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    Wang, Huafang; He, Yunhua; He, Xiwen; Li, Wenyou; Chen, Langxing; Zhang, Yukui

    2009-06-01

    A novel approach to the manufacturing of protein-responsive imprints on a home-made chitosan substrate was established together with m-aminophenylboronic acid (APBA) as a functional monomer. The produced polymers were characterized using both (1) equilibrium adsorption assays and (2) high performance liquid chromatography analysis. Results confirmed that the synthesized BSA-MIP (molecularly imprinted polymer) has a high affinity towards its template compared to the determined control proteins. The produced BSA-MIP featured largely in its good adsorption reversibility, especially in competitive binding assays, which is of great biological significance in separations. Non-specific binding was reduced to almost zero in a BSA/BHb competitive binding event. An excellent HPLC profile of template recognition was found for BSA-MIP, even under harsh mobile phase conditions. In the present work, the adopted trapped-template-release method permits recovery of bound BSA [1]. The strategy of making an artificial protein-receptor with high adsorption affinity and reversibility is promising in on-line isolation of target protein from complicated biological environments.

  20. DIARREA VIRAL BOVINA: PATOGÉNESIS E INMUNOPATOLOGÍA

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    Iang Rondón

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    La diarrea viral bovina (DVB) representa un problema de ámbito mundial que causa considerables pérdidas tanto en ganado de carne como lechero, afectándolo de diversas formas las cuales están supeditadas a la edad del animal, estado inmunológico y momento de la gestación en el que se produce la infección. La DVB es causada por un virus ARN, género Pestivirus, familia Flaviviridae, el cual ha sido clasificado en 2 biotipos (citopático y no citopático) según su comportamiento en células de culti...

  1. El mecanismo de muerte celular programada y su importancia en el proceso de maduración de la carne bovina

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    Janeth Ortega Torres

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es presentar el mecanismo de muerte celular programada y las evidencias que apoyan su relación con el proceso de maduración de la carne bovina. La terneza de la carne bovina es quizá una de las características más importantes para los consumidores, pues hace de la carne un producto deseable en los mercados mundiales e influye en su precio y calidad. Estas características dependen de factores genéticos, nutricionales y ambientales. Aunque en Colombia aún no existe la cultura de la trazabilidad de los productos cárnicos en los supermercados, se prevé que en un futuro cercano aumente el número de consumidores en América Latina y que ellos tendrán también la posibilidad de exigir las mejores carnes. Descifrar los factores bioquímicos y moleculares que influyen en la maduración de la carne bovina es una tarea amplia que está en sus primeras etapas. Se han descifrado algunas vías implicadas, como la de la calpaína-calpastatina, la proteosómica y la de las catepsinas, proteínas que han sido reconocidas como de influencia positiva en el proceso de degradación de la fibra muscular durante su proceso de maduración. La conversión del músculo en carne es un proceso que comienza una vez el animal ha sido sacrificado y, por lo tanto, está asociado a los procesos de necrosis y muerte celular. En los últimos años muchos estudios se han orientado hacia la importancia y el aporte del mecanismo de muerte celular programada o apoptosis sobre la terneza de la carne.

  2. Epidemiology of bovine tuberculosis in Mexico, bordering the United States, at establishment of controlling strategies Epidemiologia da tuberculose bovina na fronteira do México com os Estados Unidos, por ocasião do estabelecimento das estratégias de controle

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    C. Enríquez-Cruz

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available A case-control study was carried out for determining epidemiological patterns at the beginning of the Mexican campaign against bovine tuberculosis (BTB in the State of Tamaulipas, Mexico, bordering the United States of America. From January 1995 to March 1998, 599 direct tissue smears of cattle from routine slaughterhouse inspection were analyzed for the presence of Mycobacterium bovis acid-fastness with Ziehl-Neelsen stain. BTB status was associated with year of diagnosis, age, breed, geographical origin of cattle, and type of slaughterhouse using the odds ratio (OR (95% confidence level. The prevalence at slaughterhouse surveillance was 15.36%, which was considerably higher in 1995 (41.38%, OR=5.78, PO estudo foi realizado para determinar os padrões epidemiológicos no início da campanha mexicana contra a tuberculose bovina (BTB, no Estado de Tamaulipas, fronteira com os Estados Unidos da América. De janeiro de 1995 a março de 1998, 599 amostras de tecidos bovinos, obtidas em inspeção de rotina em abatedouros, foram analisadas para a presença de Mycobacterium bovis, fixadas em corante Ziehl-Neelsen. O status BTB foi associado ao ano do diagnóstico, idade, raça e origem geográfica do bovino utilizando a razão de probabilidade (OR (com intervalo de confiança de 95%. A prevalência no abatedouro sob inspeção foi de 15,36%, consideravelmente maior em 1995 (41,38%, OR=5,78, P<0,0001 em relação a 8,09%, 4,42% e 10,14% para 1996, 1997 e 1998, respectivamente. Houve associação entre BTB e animais provenientes do estado de Tamaulipas (19,73%; OR=0.438; P=0.01, idade adulta (19,13%; OR=2,19; P<0,0001, Bos taurus (22,54%; OR=2,135; P<0,0001 e cruzamentos B. taurus x B. indicus (29,31%; 2,769; P<0,0001, e animais abatidos em abatedouros federais inspecionados (17,58%; OR=1,23; P<0,0001.

  3. Ocorrência e diferenciação de espécies de Listeria spp. em salsichas tipo hot dog a granel e em amostras de carne moída bovina comercializadas no Distrito Federal

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    Rafael Rocha de Andrade

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    Full Text Available Listeria monocytogenes é um patógeno relevante veiculado por alimentos. Sua identificação precisa é importante para a correta determinação do risco associado à ingestão do alimento. O objetivo deste trabalho foi verificar a ocorrência das espécies de Listeria spp. em amostras de salsichas tipo hot dog e carne moída bovina, comercializadas a granel no Distrito Federal. Foram analisadas 162 amostras, sendo 127 de salsichas tipo hot dog e 35 amostras de carne moída bovina. O isolamento e a identificação do gênero foram feitos por metodologia convencional e a distinção das espécies foi verificada por kit bioquímico específico (API-Listeria® e por análise de restrição de fragmentos da reação em cadeia da polimerase (RFLP-PCR do gene 23 rRNA. Foram isoladas 26 cepas de Listeria spp. das amostras de salsichas tipo hot dog, sendo identificadas 18 cepas de Listeria innocua e 08 cepas de Listeria monocytogenes. Das 35 amostras de carne moída bovina, foram isoladas 16 cepas de Listeria spp., sendo identificadas 12 cepas de Listeria innocua e 04 de Listeria monocytogenes. Houve concordância total na distinção das espécies de Listeria spp. através dos dois métodos empregados. A presença de Listeria spp. em amostras de salsicha do tipo hot dog a granel e em carne moída bovina a granel, de estabelecimentos comerciais do Distrito Federal, representa risco à saúde do consumidor.

  4. Residual bovine serum albumin (BSA) quantitation in vaccines using automated Capillary Western technology.

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    Loughney, John W; Lancaster, Catherine; Ha, Sha; Rustandi, Richard R

    2014-09-15

    Bovine serum albumin (BSA) is a major component of fetal bovine serum (FBS), which is commonly used as a culture medium during vaccine production. Because BSA can cause allergic reactions in humans the World Health Organization (WHO) has set a guidance of 50 ng or less residual BSA per vaccine dose. Vaccine manufacturers are expected to develop sensitive assays to detect residual BSA. Generally, sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) are used in the industry to detect these low levels of BSA. We report the development of a new improved method for residual BSA detection using the SimpleWestern technology to analyze residual BSA in an attenuated virus vaccine. The method is based on automated Capillary Western and has linearity of two logs, >80% spike recovery (accuracy), intermediate precision of CV BSA in four lots of bulk vaccine products and was used to monitor BSA clearance during vaccine process purification.

  5. Global transcriptional profiling of Burkholderia pseudomallei under salt stress reveals differential effects on the Bsa type III secretion system

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    Singsuksawat Ekapot

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Burkholderia pseudomallei is the causative agent of melioidosis where the highest reported incidence world wide is in the Northeast of Thailand, where saline soil and water are prevalent. Moreover, recent reports indicate a potential pathogenic role for B. pseudomallei in cystic fibrosis lung disease, where an increased sodium chloride (NaCl concentration in airway surface liquid has been proposed. These observations raise the possibility that high salinity may represent a favorable niche for B. pseudomallei. We therefore investigated the global transcriptional response of B. pseudomallei to increased salinity using microarray analysis. Results Transcriptome analysis of B. pseudomallei under salt stress revealed several genes significantly up-regulated in the presence of 320 mM NaCl including genes associated with the bsa-derived Type III secretion system (T3SS. Microarray data were verified by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reactions (RT-PCR. Western blot analysis confirmed the increased expression and secretion of the invasion-associated type III secreted proteins BipD and BopE in B. pseudomallei cultures at 170 and 320 mM NaCl relative to salt-free medium. Furthermore, salt-treated B. pseudomallei exhibited greater invasion efficiency into the lung epithelial cell line A549 in a manner partly dependent on a functional Bsa system. Conclusions B. pseudomallei responds to salt stress by modulating the transcription of a relatively small set of genes, among which is the bsa locus associated with invasion and virulence. Expression and secretion of Bsa-secreted proteins was elevated in the presence of exogenous salt and the invasion efficiency was enhanced. Our data indicate that salinity has the potential to influence the virulence of B. pseudomallei.

  6. Binding Equilibrium Studies Between Co2+ and HAS or BSA

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    2000-01-01

    @@ Introduction Up to now,the interactions of Cu2+,Ni2+ and Zn2+ with serum albumin have been extensively studied[1-3].However,the interaction of serum with Co2+ has rarely been studied.Our study of Co2+-HSA by means of charge transfer spectra indicated that the metal center took an octahedron configuration and the binding site was probably located at the tripeptide segment of the N-terminal of albumin[4].Sadler et al.[5]has reported that the binding site of Co2+ in HSA is located at the tripeptide segment of HSA involving the four nitrogen atoms and a carboxyl oxygen atom of Aspl.In this paper the interaction of HSA and BSA with Co2+ at physiological pH is further studied by equilibrium dialysis.The number of binding sites and the cooperation among the binding sites are reported.According to the equilibrium dialysis results and the study of competition between Co2+ and Cu2+,Ca2+ or Zn2+ to be bound to HSA or BSA,it is suggested that there are three strong binding sites in both HSA and BSA.The possible locations of the strong binding sites of Co2+ in HSA and BSA have also been determined.

  7. Extração de proteínas miofibrilares de carne bovina para elaboração de filmes comestíveis

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    Sílvia M. A. de Souza; Paulo J. do A. SOBRAL; Florencia C. Menegalli

    2004-01-01

    A utilização de proteínas miofibrilares de carne na elaboração de filmes comestíveis implica, inicialmente, na obtenção desta macromolécula, uma vez que ela é indisponível comercialmente. Assim, os objetivos deste trabalho foram a obtenção e caracterização de proteínas miofibrilares de carne bovina, em escala de laboratório, e a elaboração e caracterização da microestrutura de filmes à base dessas proteínas. As proteínas miofibrilares foram extraídas do músculo Semitendinosus bovino, pós rigo...

  8. Polarization properties of fluorescent BSA protected Au25 nanoclusters

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    Raut, Sangram; Chib, Rahul; Rich, Ryan; Shumilov, Dmytro; Gryczynski, Zygmunt; Gryczynski, Ignacy

    2013-03-01

    BSA protected gold nanoclusters (Au25) are attracting a great deal of attention due to their unique spectroscopic properties and possible use in biophysical applications. Although there are reports on synthetic strategies, spectroscopy and applications, little is known about their polarization behavior. In this study, we synthesized the BSA protected Au25 nanoclusters and studied their steady state and time resolved fluorescence properties including polarization behavior in different solvents: glycerol, propylene glycol and water. We demonstrated that the nanocluster absorption spectrum can be separated from the extinction spectrum by subtraction of Rayleigh scattering. The nanocluster absorption spectrum is well approximated by three Gaussian components. By a comparison of the emissions from BSA Au25 clusters and rhodamine B in water, we estimated the quantum yield of nanoclusters to be higher than 0.06. The fluorescence lifetime of BSA Au25 clusters is long and heterogeneous with an average value of 1.84 μs. In glycerol at -20 °C the anisotropy is high, reaching a value of 0.35. However, the excitation anisotropy strongly depends on the excitation wavelengths indicating a significant overlap of the different transition moments. The anisotropy decay in water reveals a correlation time below 0.2 μs. In propylene glycol the measured correlation time is longer and the initial anisotropy depends on the excitation wavelength. BSA Au25 clusters, due to long lifetime and high polarization, can potentially be used in studying large macromolecules such as protein complexes with large molecular weight.BSA protected gold nanoclusters (Au25) are attracting a great deal of attention due to their unique spectroscopic properties and possible use in biophysical applications. Although there are reports on synthetic strategies, spectroscopy and applications, little is known about their polarization behavior. In this study, we synthesized the BSA protected Au25 nanoclusters and

  9. Avaliação do teste do anel em leite na vigilância epidemiológica da brucelose bovina em rebanhos e em laticínios Evaluation of the ring test in an epidemiological surveillance of bovine brucellosis in herds and dairies

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    F.F. Silva Júnior

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Analisaram-se 464 amostras individuais de leite e 54 amostras de leite de latões, oriundos de leite dos mesmos animais, por meio do teste do anel do leite (TAL visando à sua aplicação no diagnóstico individual e de rebanhos da brucelose bovina. Foram também avaliadas 464 amostras de soro sangüíneo por meio de provas do antígeno tamponado acidificado (ATA, soroaglutinação lenta em tubos (SAL e 2-mercaptoetanol (2-ME, todas para brucelose. Cento e vinte e três amostras (26,5% testadas pelo TAL apresentaram resultados positivos. Dessas, 30 resultaram positivas ao ATA, 28 ao ATA, à SAL e ao 2-ME e 18 à SAL. Das amostras positivas ao TAL, 95 pertenciam a animais sorologicamente negativos ao 2-ME, caracterizando 77,2% (95/123 das reações falso-positivas; dos resultados negativos ao TAL, 4 pertenciam a animais sorologicamente positivos, caracterizando 1,2% (4/341 de reações falso-negativas no TAL individual. Das 54 amostras de leite de latões analisadas pelo TAL, 17 foram consideradas positivas, das quais uma foi caracterizada como falso-positivo, pois todos os animais que a compunham foram negativos ao 2-ME. De 37 latões considerados negativos ao TAL, três continham leite de animais positivos ao 2-ME, caracterizando 8,1% de falso-negativos. O TAL individual demonstrou elevado percentual de resultados falso-positivos, enquanto o TAL em amostras de leite obtidas em latões detectou 84,2% de latões contaminados e 75% de rebanhos infectados.The ring test (RT was analyzed regarding its application for the individual and herd bovine brucellosis diagnoses. Individual samples of milk from 464 cows and 54 composite samples of milk bucket from these animals were evaluated. The results were analyzed considering the serological results obtained by the rose bengal (RBT, tube agglutination (TAT and 2-mercaptoethanol (2-ME tests. From the 464 individual milk samples analyzed by the RT, 123 (26.5% presented positive results. From those, 30 were

  10. A Dinâmica das Exportações Brasileiras de Carne Bovina (1994 - 2005)

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    Este artigo analisa a dinâmica das exportações brasileiras de carne bovina entre 1994-2005. Tem por objetivo identificar seus principais determinantes internos e externos, empregando o método Constant Market Share. O fator competitividade revelou-se o principal determinante das exportações de carne bovina no período estudado. Num primeiro sub-período. a redução nas exportações brasileiras de carne bovina é atribuída à valorização do câmbio e a falta de adequação as exigências do mercado exter...

  11. INFECÇÃO EXPERIMENTAL EM CAPRINOS COM MYCOBACTERIUM PARATUBERCULOSIS DE ORIGEM BOVINA

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    Fernando Padilia Poester

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    Full Text Available RESUMO Uma amostra de Mycobacterium paratuberculosis de origem bovina foi experimentalmente inoculada por via oral em caprinos. Após três anos de observação, os autores obtiveram a reprodução da infecção em dois dos três caprinos inoculados, concluindo que os caprinos são suscetíveis a amostras bovinas de M. paratuberculosis. A possibilidade de transmissão intra-uterina da bactéria, embora tentada não foi possível de ser demonstrada.

  12. INFECÇÃO EXPERIMENTAL EM CAPRINOS COM MYCOBACTERIUM PARATUBERCULOSIS DE ORIGEM BOVINA

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    Fernando Padilia Poester; Ernani Tadeu Ramos

    1994-01-01

    RESUMO Uma amostra de Mycobacterium paratuberculosis de origem bovina foi experimentalmente inoculada por via oral em caprinos. Após três anos de observação, os autores obtiveram a reprodução da infecção em dois dos três caprinos inoculados, concluindo que os caprinos são suscetíveis a amostras bovinas de M. paratuberculosis. A possibilidade de transmissão intra-uterina da bactéria, embora tentada não foi possível de ser demonstrada.

  13. DIARREA VIRAL BOVINA: PATOGÉNESIS E INMUNOPATOLOGÍA

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    Iang Rondón

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available La diarrea viral bovina (DVB representa un problema de ámbito mundial que causa considerables pérdidastanto en ganado de carne como lechero, afectándolo de diversas formas las cuales están supeditadas ala edad del animal, estado inmunológico y momento de la gestación en el que se produce la infección.La DVB es causada por un virus ARN, género Pestivirus, familia Flaviviridae, el cual ha sido clasificado en2 biotipos (citopático y no citopático según su comportamiento en células de cultivo y en 2 genotipos (Iy II basados en su secuencia genética. Dependiendo de las cepas infectantes se presenta un cuadroclínico particular variando en severidad desde una forma subclínica, pasando por la forma clínica eincluso produciendo la fatal enfermedad de las mucosas o causando efectos deletéreos sobre el feto. Apesar de que en nuestro medio ya existen estudios sobre esta entidad, la implementación de metodologíasdiagnósticas constituye una limitante para el manejo de la misma. La presente revisión se enfoca en lapatogenia e inmunopatología de la DVB.

  14. Preparation and biocompatibility of BSA monolayer on silicon surface.

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    Tao, Caihong; Zhang, Junyan; Yang, Shengrong

    2011-06-01

    This paper describes a general strategy for grafting protein molecules on silicon surface by using dopamine as adhesive layer. With this method, silicon surface had been successfully modified by BSA monolayer. Fourier transform infrared spectra, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, contact angle analysis and atomic force microscopy confirmed the sequential grafting of initiator and protein molecules. Cell adhesion experiments with PC-12 cells showed that the obtained monolayer exhibits good biocompatibility. The corrosion resistance behavior of the polydopamine and BSA modified silicon wafers was investigated by potentiodynamic test, which indicated that the modified surfaces exhibited a better anti-corrosion capability than silicon surface. All these results must be valuable for the application of protein monolayer in biological and biomedical technology.

  15. Improvement of the Specificity of Surface Plasmon Resonance with BSA-modified Chip

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    Li Hua CHEN

    2006-01-01

    A chip was modified with bovine serum albumin (BSA), then interaction between glutathione (GSH) immobilized on the top of BSA and glutathione-S-transferase (GST) was examined, using surface plasmon resonance (SPR). The SPR results showed that BSA-modified chip was effective not only in binding the target proteins but also in suppressing the nonspecific binding (NSB) of proteins.

  16. Encapsulation of catechin and epicatechin on BSA NPS improved their stability and antioxidant potential.

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    Yadav, Ramdhan; Kumar, Dharmesh; Kumari, Avnesh; Yadav, Sudesh Kumar

    2014-01-01

    Nanoencapsulation of antioxidant molecules on protein nanoparticles (NPs) could be an advanced approach for providing stable, better food nutraceuticals and anticancer drugs. The bioavailability and stability of catechin (CAT) and epicatechin (ECAT) were very poor. In the present study, the CAT and ECAT were loaded on bovine serum albumin (BSA) NPs following desolvation method. The transmission electron microscope (TEM) and atomic force microscope (AFM) recorded size of CAT-BSA NPs and ECAT-BSA NPs were 45 ± 5 nm and 48 ± 5 nm respectively. The encapsulation efficiency of CAT and ECAT on BSA NPs was found to be 60.5 and 54.5 % respectively. CAT-BSA NPs and ECAT-BSA NPs show slow and sustained in vitro release. The CAT-BSA NPs and ECAT-BSA NPs were stable in solution at various temperatures 37 °C, 47 °C and 57 °C. DPPH assay revealed that CAT and ECAT maintained their functional activity even after encapsulation on BSA NPs. Furthermore, the efficacy of CAT-BSA NPs and ECAT-BSA NPs determined against A549 cell lines was found to be improved. CAT and ECAT aptly encapsulated in BSA NPs, showed satisfactory sustained release, maintained antioxidant potential and found improved efficacy. This has thus suggested their more effective use in food and nutraceuticals as well as in medical field.

  17. Systematic study on the preparation of BSA nanoparticles.

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    Galisteo-González, F; Molina-Bolívar, J A

    2014-11-01

    Albumins, in the form of nanoparticles, are increasingly used as drug carriers in the medical field, and the size effect of these nanomaterials is of major importance since it may affect their bioavailability and the in vivo behaviour after intravenous injection. This research provides a comprehensive study on the preparation of BSA nanoparticles, based on a simple coacervation method, with suitable size, size distribution, and surface charge for drug-delivery applications. Numerous experimental variables were examined in order to characterize their impact on nanoparticle size, distribution, electrophoretic mobility, and yield. Particle size was controlled by adjusting self-assembly phenomena of the protein molecules, which was affected by preparation conditions including BSA content, pH, and ionic strength (a parameter that strongly influences nanoparticle formation but surprisingly has not been previously studied in detail). Small particles with a narrow size distribution were obtained under experimental conditions where the repulsion between BSA molecules was high, i.e. at pH values far from the isoelectric point of the protein and low salt concentration. Changes in temperature, volume, and rate of addition of the dehydrating agent (ethanol) also affect nanoparticle characteristics, as they influence the nucleation rate and particle growth. The effect of these experimental conditions on the quantity of protein still dissolved in the aqueous phase after desolvation (i.e. the yield of BSA nanoparticles) was also studied. Nanoparticles surface charge was modulated with the extension of cross-linking. Finally, long-term colloidal stability of samples was evaluated after 2 months of storage.

  18. Spectroscopic Study on the Interaction between Naphthalimide-Polyamine Conjugates and Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA).

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    Tian, Zhi-Yong; Song, Li-Na; Zhao, Yuan; Zang, Feng-Lei; Zhao, Zhong-Hua; Chen, Nan-Hao; Xu, Xue-Jun; Wang, Chao-Jie

    2015-09-11

    The effect of a naphthalimide pharmacophore coupled with diverse substituents on the interaction between naphthalimide-polyamine conjugates 1-4 and bovine serum albumin (BSA) was studied by UV absorption, fluorescence and circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy under physiological conditions (pH = 7.4). The observed spectral quenching of BSA by the compounds indicated that they could bind to BSA. Furthermore, caloric fluorescent tests revealed that the quenching mechanisms of compounds 1-3 were basically static type, but that of compound 4 was closer to a classical type. The Ksv values at room temperature for compound-BSA complexes-1-BSA, 2-BSA, 3-BSA and 4-BSA were 1.438 × 10⁴, 3.190 × 10⁴, 5.700 × 10⁴ and 4.745 × 10⁵, respectively, compared with the value of MINS, 2.863 × 10⁴ at Ex = 280 nm. The obtained quenching constant, binding constant and thermodynamic parameter suggested that the binding between compounds 1-4 with BSA protein, significantly affected by the substituted groups on the naphthalene backbone, was formed by hydrogen bonds, and other principle forces mainly consisting of charged and hydrophobic interactions. Based on results from the analysis of synchronous three-dimensional fluorescence and CD spectra, we can conclude that the interaction between compounds 1-4 and BSA protein has little impact on the BSA conformation. Calculated results obtained from in silico molecular simulation showed that compound 1 did not prefer either enzymatic drug sites I or II over the other. However, DSII in BSA was more beneficial than DSI for the binding between compounds 2-4 and BSA protein. The binding between compounds 1-3 and BSA was hydrophobic in nature, compared with the electrostatic interaction between compound 4 and BSA.

  19. Impact of surface modification in BSA nanoparticles for uptake in cancer cells.

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    Choi, Jin-Seok; Meghani, Nilesh

    2016-09-01

    Recent studies have shown that cellular uptake of nanoparticles are strongly affected by the presence and physicochemical characteristics of protein on the surface of these nanoparticles. Hence, We developed surface-modified bovine serum albumin (BSA) nanoparticles (NPs) and evaluated the effect of surface modification on cellular uptake in two types of cancer cells, MCF-7 and A549. BSA NPs were prepared by desolvation method and their surface was modified with apo-transferrin, hyaluronic acid, and Poly(allylamine hydrochloride) (PAH). Morphology of surface-modified BSA NPs was characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy and differential scanning calorimetry. In vitro-fluorescence release study was performed in phosphate buffered saline with trypsin (100μL/mL (v/v)) for 24h. Confocal microscopy was performed to evaluate cellular uptake followed by fluorescence analysis to evaluate the quantitative uptake of nanoparticles at 0.5, 1, and 2h. Different types of BSA NPs with a mean size of ∼100nm were successfully prepared. In vitro-fluorescent release showed sustained release pattern in surface-modified BSA NPs compared to unmodified BSA NPs. Surface-modified BSA NPs showed more cellular internalization than unmodified BSA NPs. The uptake of PAH-BSA NPs was about 2 times higher than that of unmodified BSA NPs in both cell types. In conclusion, surface-modified BSA NPs showed enhanced cellular uptake, and PAH-BSA NPs are more effective compared to ligand-specific surface-modified BSA NPs (HA-BSA NPs and Tf-BSA NPs).

  20. Spectroscopic Study on the Interaction between Naphthalimide-Polyamine Conjugates and Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA

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    Zhi-Yong Tian

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The effect of a naphthalimide pharmacophore coupled with diverse substituents on the interaction between naphthalimide-polyamine conjugates 1–4 and bovine serum albumin (BSA was studied by UV absorption, fluorescence and circular dichroism (CD spectroscopy under physiological conditions (pH = 7.4. The observed spectral quenching of BSA by the compounds indicated that they could bind to BSA. Furthermore, caloric fluorescent tests revealed that the quenching mechanisms of compounds 1–3 were basically static type, but that of compound 4 was closer to a classical type. The Ksv values at room temperature for compound-BSA complexes-1-BSA, 2-BSA, 3-BSA and 4-BSA were 1.438 × 104, 3.190 × 104, 5.700 × 104 and 4.745 × 105, respectively, compared with the value of MINS, 2.863 × 104 at Ex = 280 nm. The obtained quenching constant, binding constant and thermodynamic parameter suggested that the binding between compounds 1–4 with BSA protein, significantly affected by the substituted groups on the naphthalene backbone, was formed by hydrogen bonds, and other principle forces mainly consisting of charged and hydrophobic interactions. Based on results from the analysis of synchronous three-dimensional fluorescence and CD spectra, we can conclude that the interaction between compounds 1–4 and BSA protein has little impact on the BSA conformation. Calculated results obtained from in silico molecular simulation showed that compound 1 did not prefer either enzymatic drug sites I or II over the other. However, DSII in BSA was more beneficial than DSI for the binding between compounds 2–4 and BSA protein. The binding between compounds 1–3 and BSA was hydrophobic in nature, compared with the electrostatic interaction between compound 4 and BSA.

  1. DIAGNÓSTICO EM ANAPLASMOSE BOVINA DIAGNOSIS IN BOVINE ANAPLASMOSIS

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    Odilon Vidotto

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available Anaplasma marginale (THEILER 1910 é uma rickettsia intra-eritrocitária obrigatória de ruminantes susceptíveis, transmitida biológica e mecanicamente por carrapatos e insetos hematófagos. Ela determina o aparecimento de formas clínicas aguda, superaguda, leve e/ou crônica, com um período pré-patente de 20 a 40 dias seguido por parasitemia e intensa anemia, provocando perdas com um custo estimado de 40 milhões de dólares anuais; está amplamente distribuída nas regiões tropicais, subtropicais e temperadas do mundo. A. marginale confere imunidade de origem humoral e celular que não é dependente de infecção persistente. O diagnóstico é baseado em sinais clínicos, detecção do microrganismo no sangue, anticorpos no soro ou alterações patológicas post mortem. O objetivo deste trabalho é reunir informações sobre aspectos de diagnóstico da anaplasmose bovina.Anaplasma marginale (THEILER, 1910, a rickettsial hemoparasite of ruminants, is transmited biologically and mecanically by ticks and haematofagous insects. It has a pre-patent period of 20 to 40 days, followed by high parasitemia and severe anemia. Infected animals can develop a mild, aguda, hiperaguda or cronic clinical forms of the disease. A. marginale has an worldwide distribuition with high incidence in tropical and subtropical regions. A. marginale promove an immunity not dependent of a persistent infection, involving both, humural and celular immunological mechanisms. Diagnosis is based on clinical signs, detection of the microrganisms on the blood, antibodies on the serum or post-mortem pathological changes. Informations about the diagnostic aspects of anaplasmosis are reviewed.

  2. Effects of PEG size on structure, function and stability of PEGylated BSA.

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    Plesner, Bitten; Fee, Conan J; Westh, Peter; Nielsen, Anders D

    2011-10-01

    The effects of PEGylation on the structural, thermal and functional stability of bovine serum albumin (BSA) were investigated using BSA and 6 linear mono-PEGylated BSA compounds. The secondary and tertiary structure of BSA measured by circular dichroism (CD) was independent of PEGylation. In contrast, the thermal stability of BSA was affected by PEGylation. The apparent unfolding temperature T(max) measured by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) decreased with PEGylation, whereas the temperature of aggregation, T(agg), measured by dynamic light scattering (DLS) increased with PEGylation. The unfolding temperature and the temperature of aggregation were both independent of the molecular weight of the PEG chain. Possible functional changes of BSA after PEGylation were measured by Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC), where the binding of sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) to BSA and PEGylated BSA was analysed. At 25°C, two distinct classes of binding sites (high affinity and low affinity) for BSA and one class of binding site (low affinity) for PEGylated BSA were identified. The binding isotherm was modelled assuming independence and thermodynamic equivalence of the sites within each class. From the present biophysical characterisation, it is concluded that after PEGylation BSA appears to be unaffected structurally (secondary and tertiary structure), slightly destabilised thermally (unfolding temperature), stabilised kinetically (temperature of aggregation) and has an altered functionality (binding profile). These biophysical characteristics are all independent of the molecular weight of the attached polymer chain.

  3. Lesiones anatomo-patologicas en cuyes intoxicados experimentalmente con Pteridium aquilinum como modelo animal para bovinos con hematuria vesical enzootica bovina

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    Ramos G., Mariella; Chavera C., Alfonso; Tabacchi N., Luis; Huaman U., Hector; Sandoval C., Nieves; Rodriguez G., Jose

    2012-01-01

    ...) intoxicados experimentalmente por via oral con pellets conteniendo Pteridium aquilinum (Pa) por 135 dias. El cuy se empleo como modelo experimental para bovinos con Hematuria Vesical Enzootica Bovina...

  4. Prevalência e aspectos epidemiológicos da leptospirose bovina em rebanho leiteiro na microrregião de Goiânia - GO Prevalence and epidemiology aspects of bovine leptospirosis in dairy herd from goiânia microregion, Goiás state, Brazil

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    Raquel Soares Juliano; Nilo Sérgio Troncoso Chaves; Cléverson Acyprestes dos Santos; Ludmila Souza Ramos; Hélvio Queiroz dos Santos; Luciana Rodrigues Meireles; Suzana Gottschalk; Ruy Alberto Caetano Corrêa Filho

    2000-01-01

    Foram colhidas 426 amostras de hemossoro bovino, provenientes de vacas em lactação na microrregião de Goiânia-GO, e testadas pelo método de soroaglutinação microscópica (SAM) para detecção de aglutininas antileptospiras, para efetuar um estudo de prevalência. Paralelamente, foi realizado um questionário epidemiológico, contendo informações que pudessem fornecer dados sobre a epidemiologia da leptospirose nessa região. Os resultados obtidos revelaram uma prevalência de 81,90% de animais reagen...

  5. Effect of protein thermo aggregation on the binding of BSA to gelatin type A.

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    Antonov, Y A; Zhuravleva, I L

    2013-02-01

    We study the effect of limited heat-induced aggregation of BSA on structure development in the water-gelatin-thermally aggregated BSA (BSA(TA)) system. The pH is set at 5.4 and the temperature is higher than the conformation transition temperature of gelatin, but lower than the denaturation temperature of BSA. Dynamic light scattering, circular dichroism, and fluorescence measurements are used to monitor structure changes. Interaction of gelatin with BSA(TA) leads to formation of large complex particles with an average radius ∼1500 nm. BSA-gelatin complex formation accompanies partial destabilization of the secondary and tertiary structures of BSA and an additional exposure of hydrophobic tryptophan residues on the surface of the globule. It is shown that electrostatic interaction of the oppositely charged groups of BSA(TA) and gelatin is responsible for formation of such complex particles, whereas the secondary forces (hydrophobic interaction and hydrogen bonds) play an important role in stabilization of the complex particles. The zeta potentials of the native and the thermally aggregated BSA samples were determined, and the solvent quality has been quantified by determining the activity of the protein samples in their saturated solutions. It was shown that steric reasons (large size of the thermally aggregated BSA(TA) particles), and uncomplete charge compensation of the positively charged gelatin molecules by the negatively charged BSA(TA) particles are the main factors in determining structure formation, while the levels of the activity of the native BSA and BSA(TA) have a smaller effect on the structure of complex.

  6. Determinação de corpos cetônicos na urina como ferramenta para o diagnóstico rápido de cetose subclínica bovina e relação com a composição do leite1

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    Campos Gaona, Rómulo; Díaz González, Félix; Coldebella,Arlei; Lacerda, Luciana de Almeida

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    Nas primeiras semanas de lactação as vacas de alta produção apresentam severas mudanças metabólicas, em virtude do déficit energético derivado do baixo consumo de matéria seca e da alta produção, constituindo fator predisponente para a cetose. As perdas econômicas ocasionadas pela cetose subclínica não têm sido adequadamente avaliadas. O presente trabalho teve por objetivo relacionar a presença de corpos cetônicos na urina com os níveis plasmáticos de beta-hidroxibutirato (BHB) e o conteúdo d...

  7. Silver nanoclusters emitting weak NIR fluorescence biomineralized by BSA

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    Li, Baoshun; Li, Jianjun; Zhao, Junwu

    2015-01-01

    Noble metal (e.g., gold and silver) nanomaterials possess unique physical and chemical properties. In present work, silver nanoclusters (also known as silver quantum clusters or silver quantum dots) were synthesized by bovine serum albumin (BSA) biomineralization. The synthesized silver nanoclusters were characterized by UV-VIS absorption spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, upconversion emission spectroscopy, TEM, HRTEM and FTIR spectroscopy. TEM results showed that the average size of the silver nanoclusters was 2.23 nm. Fluorescence results showed that these silver nanoclusters could emit weak near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence (the central emission wavelength being about 765 nm). And the central excitation wavelength was about 395 nm, in the UV spectral region. These silver nanoclusters showed an extraordinarily large gap (about 370 nm) between the central excitation wavelength and central emission wavelength. In addition, it was found that these silver nanoclusters possess upconversion emission property. Upconversion emission results showed that the upconversion emission spectrum of the silver nanoclusters agreed well with their normal fluorescence emission spectrum. The synthesized silver nanoclusters showed high stability in aqueous solution and it was considered that they might be confined in BSA molecules. It was found that silver nanoclusters might enhance and broaden the absorption of proteins, and the protein absorption peak showed an obvious red shift (being 7 nm) after the formation of silver nanoclusters.

  8. Spectroscopic studies on interaction of BSA and Eu(III) complexes with H5ph-dtpa and H5dtpa ligands.

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    Kong, Deyong; Qin, Cui; Fan, Ping; Li, Bing; Wang, Jun

    2015-04-01

    An novel aromatic aminopolycarboxylic acid ligand, N-(2-N,N-Dicarboxymethylaminophenyl) ethylenediamine-N,N',N'-triacetic acid (H5ph-dtpa), was synthesized by improving experimental method and its corresponding Eu(III) complex, Na2[EuIII(ph-dtpa)(H2O)]·6H2O, was successfully prepared through heat-refluxing method. As a comparison, the Eu(III) complex with diethylenetriamine-N,N,N',N',N″-pentaacetic acid (H5dtpa) ligand, Na2[Eu(III)(dtpa)(H2O)]·6H2O, was also prepared by the same method. And then, the interaction between prepared Eu(III) complexes ([EuIII(dtpa)(H2O)]2- and [EuIII(ph-dtpa)(H2O)]2-) and bovine serum albumin (BSA) in aqueous solution were studied by the combination of ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis), fluorescence and circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopies. In addition, the binding sites of Eu(III) complexes ([EuIII(dtpa)(H2O)]2- and [EuIII(ph-dtpa)(H2O)]2-) to BSA molecules were also estimated by synchronous fluorescence. Moreover, the theoretical and experimental results show that the Van der Waals, hydrogen bond and π-π stacking interactions are the mainly impulse to the reaction. The binding distances (r) between Eu(III) complexes ([EuIII(dtpa)(H2O)]2- and [EuIII(ph-dtpa)(H2O)]2-) and BSA were obtained according to Förster's non-radiative energy transfer theory. Also, the determined UV-vis absorption spectroscopy, synchronous fluorescence and circular dichroism (CD) spectra showed that the conformation of BSA could be changed in the presence of Eu(III) complexes. The obtained results can help understand the action mode between rare earth metal complexes of aminopolycarboxylic acid ligands with BSA and they are also expected to provide important information of designs of new inspired drugs.

  9. The Photochemical Study of HSA and BSA with Resonance Light-Scattering and Fluorescence Spectra

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    2000-01-01

    The resonance light-scattering (RLS) of human serum albumin (HSA) and bovine serum albumin (BSA) is reported for the first time, and applied to study photochemical reaction of HSA and BSA. The fact of photocrosslinking self-association effect in HSA and BSA solutions is identified by the enhancement of RLS. The fluorescence quenching at about 350 nm and 700 nm proves that tryptophan (Trp) residues are one of the photochemical activity sites in HSA and BSA molecules. The Rayleigh scattering (RS) spectra of HSA and BSA that were neglected in fluorescence spectra before are found at about 296 nm, 592 nm and 888 nm for the first time, and are of adventageous to studying the aggregation of HSA or BSA. The possible photochemical reaction mechanism is also proposed.

  10. SANS study of interaction of silica nanoparticles with BSA protein and their resultant structure

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    Yadav, Indresh, E-mail: vkaswal@barc.gov.in; Aswal, V. K., E-mail: vkaswal@barc.gov.in [Solid State Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai-400085 (India); Kohlbrecher, J. [Laboratory for Neutron Scattering, Paul Scherrer Institute, CH-5232 PSI Villigen Switzerland (Switzerland)

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    Small angle neutron scattering (SANS) has been carried out to study the interaction of anionic silica nanoparticles (88 Å) with globular protein Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) (M.W. 66.4 kD) in aqueous solution. The measurements have been carried out on fixed concentration (1 wt %) of Ludox silica nanoparticles with varying concentration of BSA (0–5 wt %) at pH7. Results show that silica nanoparticles and BSA coexist as individual entities at low concentration of BSA where electrostatic repulsive interactions between them prevent their aggregation. However, as the concentration of BSA increases (≥ 0.5 wt %), it induces the attractive depletion interaction among nanoparticles leading to finally their aggregation at higher BSA concentration (2 wt %). The aggregates are found to be governed by the diffusion limited aggregation (DLA) morphology of fractal nature having fractal dimension about 2.4.

  11. Logically Sensing Aggregate Process and Discriminating SDS from Other Surfactants with the Assistance of BSA

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    钱俊红; 徐玉芳; 钱旭红

    2012-01-01

    An amphiphilic fluorescent probe, 3-dodecylamino dihydrogen imidazo[2,l-a]benz[de]isoquinolin-7-one (compound 3), was used to sense the aggregate formation process of bovine serum albumine (BSA), sodium dode- cyl sulfate (SDS) and their mixed system. The fluorescence intensity of 3 was significantly affected by the adding order of SDS and BSA, and SDS can be distinguished from other surfactants with the aid of BSA, but only when 3 is allowed to interact with BSA first. The results revealed that compound 3 is preferentially sited in the hydrophobic region of BSA, and thermodynamically in SDS-BSA mixed aggregate. Sodium phosphate buffer solution (PBS) and BSA played important but distinct roles in distinguishing SDS micelle from the others.

  12. Resonance energy transfer between fluorescent BSA protected Au nanoclusters and organic fluorophores.

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    Raut, Sangram; Rich, Ryan; Fudala, Rafal; Butler, Susan; Kokate, Rutika; Gryczynski, Zygmunt; Luchowski, Rafal; Gryczynski, Ignacy

    2014-01-01

    Bovine serum albumin (BSA) protected nanoclusters (Au and Ag) represent a group of nanomaterials that holds great promise in biophysical applications due to their unique fluorescence properties and lack of toxicity. These metal nanoclusters have utility in a variety of disciplines including catalysis, biosensing, photonics, imaging and molecular electronics. However, they suffer from several disadvantages such as low fluorescence quantum efficiency (typically near 6%) and broad emission spectrum (540 nm to 800 nm). We describe an approach to enhance the apparent brightness of BSA Au clusters by linking them with a high extinction donor organic dye pacific blue (PB). In this conjugate PB acts as a donor to BSA Au clusters and enhances its brightness by resonance energy transfer (RET). We found that the emission of BSA Au clusters can be enhanced by a magnitude of two-fold by resonance energy transfer (RET) from the high extinction donor PB, and BSA Au clusters can act as an acceptor to nanosecond lifetime organic dyes. By pumping the BSA Au clusters using a high extinction donor, one can increase the effective brightness of less bright fluorophores like BSA Au clusters. Moreover, we prepared another conjugate of BSA Au clusters with the near infrared (NIR) dye Dylight 750 (Dy750), where BSA Au clusters act as a donor to Dy750. We observed that BSA Au clusters can function as a donor, showing 46% transfer efficiency to the NIR dye Dy750 with a long lifetime component in the acceptor decay through RET. Such RET-based probes can be used to prevent the problems of a broad emission spectrum associated with the BSA Au clusters. Moreover, transferring energy from BSA Au clusters to Dy750 will result in a RET probe with a narrow emission spectrum and long lifetime component which can be utilized in imaging applications.

  13. The role of ribosylated-BSA in regulating PC12 cell viability.

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    Kuo, Tsun-Yung; Huang, Chuen-Lin; Yang, Jung-Mou; Huang, Wei-Jung; Huang, Nai-Kuei; Chen, Yue-Wen; Lin, Ren-Jye; Yang, Ying-Chen

    2012-08-01

    Glycation, one of the post-translational modifications, is known to influence protein structure and biological function. Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) have been shown to cause pathologies of diabetes. Glycation levels in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) are higher than in normal people. However, whether the glycation of susceptible proteins is a triggering event for cell damage or simply a result remains to be elucidated. In this study, we demonstrated that ribose-conjugated BSA (Rib-BSA) directly induces PC12 cell death in a dose- and time-dependent manner. The IC(50) is 4.6 μM. Unlike glucose-incubated BSA, Rib-BSA rapidly forms cytotoxic AGEs. PC12 is vulnerable to Rib-BSA. However, fructose can induce AGE formation, although no effect on cell survival was observed. This effect of Rib-BSA is reversed by pretreatment of pioglitazone and rosiglitazone, which belongs to thiazolidinediones (TZDs) and are peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR-γ) ligands. Moreover, Rib-BSA upregulates inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), cycloxygenase 2 (COX-2) expression, and p-38 phosphorylation and leaves extracellular regulated protein1/2 (ERK1/2) phosphorylation unchanged. The Rib-BSA-induced signaling changes are blocked by rosiglitazone and confirmed by PPAR-γ small-interfering RNA transfection. The reduction of cell survival by Rib-BSA is blocked by the iNOS inhibitor and p38 inhibitor. No effect on cell survival was observed using the COX-2 inhibitor. Consequently, these results show that Rib-BSA directly inducing PC12 cell death is a triggering event and TZDs protect PC12 cell from Rib-BSA damage. Signaling molecules, such as PPAR-γ, P38, and iNOS, are involved in Rib-BSA-mediated cytotoxicity.

  14. Desarrollo de superficies modificadas oro - anticuerpo anti-PSPB para su uso como biosensor en la detección de preñez bovina

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    Justo Laíz

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presentan los resultados preliminares para el desarrollo de un biosensor amperométrico destinado a la cuantificación de Proteína B Específica de la Preñez (PSPB en fluidos biológicos como medio de diagnóstico clínico precoz de la preñez bovina. A la superficie de oro modificada con ácido mercaptoundecanoico (MUA se fijaron anticuerpos anti-PSPB y peroxidasa de rábano (HRP. Se verificó la inmovilización de las biomoléculas mediante voltamperometría cíclica y medida del ángulo de contacto.Se estudió el comportamiento electroquímico del electrodo desarrollado por medio de voltamperometría cíclica y medidas a potencial constante, estableciendo la relación entre el cambio de corriente catódica (al potencial de reducción de la quinona y la concentración de PSPB. Esta relación se ve afectada por la formación de complejos antígeno – anticuerpo que limitan el acceso del sustrato al sitio activo de la enzima, provocando una disminución en la señal eléctrica.El electrodo modificado de oro - anti-PSPB – HRP respondió de forma inversamente proporcional a la concentración de PSPB a un potencial de -200 mV (contra electrodo de referencia Ag/AgCl, tanto por voltamperometría cíclica como a potencial constante, y por tanto podría ser la base para el desarrollo de un biosensor amperométrico para detectar precozmente la preñez bovina.

  15. Spectroscopic study on the interaction between mononaphthalimide spermidine (MINS) and bovine serum albumin (BSA).

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    Tian, Zhiyong; Zang, Fenglei; Luo, Wen; Zhao, Zhonghua; Wang, Yueqiao; Xu, Xuejun; Wang, Chaojie

    2015-01-01

    The interaction mononaphthalimide spermidine (MINS, 1) and bovine serum albumin (BSA) was studied by UV/vis absorption, fluorescence and circular dichroism spectra (CD) under physiological conditions (pH=7.4). The observed spectral quenching of BSA by compound 1 indicated compound 1 could bind to BSA. Further fluorescent tests revealed that the quenching mechanism of BSA by compound 1 was overall static. Meanwhile, the obtained binding constant and thermodynamic parameters on compound-BSA interaction showed that the type of interaction force of compound 1 and BSA was mainly hydrophobic. The analysis of synchronous, three-dimensional fluorescence and CD showed that compound 1 had weak influence on the conformational changes in BSA. Molecular docking simulation was performed and docking model in silico suggested that the configuration of compound 1 was localized in enzymatic drug site II in BSA. Furthermore, naphthalimide moiety of compound 1 greatly contributed to the hydrophobic interaction between compound 1 and BSA protein, as confirmed by experimental data.

  16. Comprehensive spectroscopic probing the interaction and conformation impairment of bovine serum albumin (BSA) by herbicide butachlor.

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    Liu, Xiaoyi; Ling, Zhaoxing; Zhou, Xing; Ahmad, Farooq; Zhou, Ying

    2016-09-01

    Butachlor is an effective herbicide to deal with undesired weeds selectively and is used at high levels in Asian countries. However, its interaction and impairment effect on BSA was still not clear. In this study, we investigated the interaction between butachlor and bovine serum albumin (BSA) by multi-spectroscopic methods including UV absorption, circular dichroism (CD) spectra, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectra and fluorescence spectra under physiological conditions (pH=7.4). The results revealed that there was a static quenching of BSA induced by butachlor stemmed from the formation of complex. Based on thermodynamic data, the interaction of butachlor with BSA was due to happen, and van der Waals force as well as hydrogen bond were the major forces contributed to the interaction. The binding constant Kb and number of binding site of butachlor with BSA were 5.158×10(5) and 1.372 at 303K, respectively. The distance r between donor (BSA) and acceptor (butachlor) was 0.113nm, obtained according to the Förster theory. The results revealed that butachlor induced conformational changes in BSA but the secondary structure of BSA was still retained. In addition, the microenvironment around chromophore residues of BSA, for example, tryptophan, changed as well, resulting from the formation of more hydrogen bonds.

  17. Enzootic bovine leukosis and Bovine leukemia virus/ Leucose enzoótica bovina e vírus da leucemia bovina

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    Amauri Alcindo Alfieri

    2001-05-01

    Full Text Available All over de World the Enzootic Bovine Leukosis is a important viral infection in cattle herds. This revision points out topics relative to the etiological agent, clinical signals, diagnosis methods, control and prophylaxis of the infection.A Leucose Enzoótica Bovina é uma infecção viral amplamente disseminada em rebanhos bovinos de todo o mundo. Esta revisão tem por objetivo apresentar tópicos relacionados ao agente etiológico, à doença clínica e aos métodos de diagnóstico, controle e profilaxia da infecção.

  18. Prevalência e aspectos epidemiológicos da leptospirose bovina em rebanho leiteiro na microrregião de Goiânia - GO Prevalence and epidemiology aspects of bovine leptospirosis in dairy herd from goiânia microregion, Goiás state, Brazil

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    Raquel Soares Juliano

    2000-10-01

    Full Text Available Foram colhidas 426 amostras de hemossoro bovino, provenientes de vacas em lactação na microrregião de Goiânia-GO, e testadas pelo método de soroaglutinação microscópica (SAM para detecção de aglutininas antileptospiras, para efetuar um estudo de prevalência. Paralelamente, foi realizado um questionário epidemiológico, contendo informações que pudessem fornecer dados sobre a epidemiologia da leptospirose nessa região. Os resultados obtidos revelaram uma prevalência de 81,90% de animais reagentes. Os principais sorovares envolvidos foram: wolffi (36,10%, icterohaemorrhagiae (20,50%, hardjo (5,20% e tarassovi (4,90%. A presença de ratos e suínos, a utilização de inseminação artificial e o tipo de fonte de água não interferiram no número de animais reagentes no teste de SAM. A leptospirose tem um comportamento enzoótico nessa região.With the aim of search the prevalence of anti-leptospiral antibodies, 426 sera samples were collected from dairy cattle in the microregion of Goiânia-GO, Brazil. Some questions were made about epidemiological and sanitary conditions characteristics of the farms to help us to understand the behavior of leptospirosis in this region. The prevalence was 81.90% and the serovars more involved were: wolffi (36.10%, icterohaemorrhagiae (20.50%, hardjo (5.20% and tarassovi (4.90%. There were pigs and rats in the farms, but they did'nt interfer on positive animals number. This afirmative is also correct to artificial insemination and water supplying. The bovine leptospirosis had enzootic characteristics in this region.

  19. VOGES-PROSKAUER AND COAGULASE TESTS TO THE LABORATORIAL DIAGNOSTIC OF Staphylococcus aureus INCLUDED IN THE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF BOVINE MASTITIS UTILIZAÇÃO DO TESTE DE VOGES-PROSKAUER E DA COAGULASE PARA O DIAGNÓSTICO LABORATORIAL DE Staphylococcus aureus ENVOLVIDOS NA EPIDEMIOLOGIA DA MASTITE BOVINA

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    Luiz Francisco Zafalon

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Diagnostic characteristics of acetoin production to the Staphylococcus aureus isolated from milk of mammary quarters of cows with mastitis, orifices of teats and mouthpieces of the liners were studied, in agreement to different coagulation grades presented by strains in the tube coagulase test with rabbit plasma and different rain levels in the environment of the herd. The production of acetoin and the coagulase test were performed after growth on blood agar base supplemented with sheep blood, Gram staining and catalase production. All strains were confirmed by molecular identification at species level by species-specific PCR. Among 329 samples identified, 167 were isolated from milk, 117 from teat orifices and 45 from mouthpieces of the liners. Among these samples, 85.0%, 71.1% and 69.2% strains originated from the milk, mouthpieces and orifices, respectively, presented whole coagulation in the coagulase test. Reduced specificities were obtained to the acetoin production to different coagulation grades on the few rains period as well as on the many rains period. Sensitivities to the acetoin production were higher on the few rains period to all sources and coagulation grades, except to strains from orifices with incomplete coagulation and strains from mouthpieces with complete coagulation. It is recommended the acetoin production test how a good diagnostic strategy to the S. aureus identification, combined with other tests how coagulase, mainly in the milk samples originated from mastitic mammary quarters and on periods with little occurrence of rains.


    KEY WORDS: Animal health, bacteriology, diagnosis, milk.
    Estudaram-se as características diagnósticas do teste de Voges-Proskauer (VP na identificação de Staphylococcus aureus isolados de leite de quartos mamários de vacas com mastite, óstios dos tetos e insufladores dos conjuntos de ordenha, perante diferentes graus de coagulação apresentados pelas cepas

  20. Consumidor de Carne Bovina: Preferencias e Confiança no Açougueiro

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    Marlon Vinícius Brisola

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo buscou identificar as preferências do consumidor de carne bovina do Distrito Federal e sua relação de confiança com o varejista. Os resultados encontrados demonstraram pouca confiança deste com o açougueiro. Demonstrou ainda que os consumidores preferem os supermercados como ponto de compra e utilizam os aspectos físicos da carne para se garantirem da qualidade da mesma.

  1. Consumidor de Carne Bovina: Preferencias e Confiança no Açougueiro

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    Marlon Vinícius Brisola; Antônio Maria Gomes De Castro

    2005-01-01

    Este estudo buscou identificar as preferências do consumidor de carne bovina do Distrito Federal e sua relação de confiança com o varejista. Os resultados encontrados demonstraram pouca confiança deste com o açougueiro. Demonstrou ainda que os consumidores preferem os supermercados como ponto de compra e utilizam os aspectos físicos da carne para se garantirem da qualidade da mesma.

  2. ANALYSIS OF FOOTH-AND-MOUTH DISEASES CARRIED OUT IN GOIÁS IN THE CHRONOLOGICAL SERIES 1977-1992 ANÁLISE DO COMPORTAMENTO DA FEBRE AFTOSA BOVINA EM GOIÁS NA SÉRIE CRONOLÓGICA 1977-1992

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    Valéria de Sá Jayme

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    In order to analyse the behavorial evolution of foot-and-mouth disease in Goiás, from 1977 to 1992, in order to track its range of frequency and distribution, it was used morbi-mortality data, which contributed for the evaluation of incidence, attack and lethality data, with the respective tendencies. The evaluation of ways to diagnostic, the most common virus and its chronological conduct were studied too. The results in the focus number and incidence data were in decrease, Y = 333.81 - 0.38X and Y = 22.17 - 0.25X. An increased range was observed in lethality data (Y = 7.64 + 1.15X and attack (Y = 10.27 + 0.03X. The clinic diagnostic and the virus type A (57.58% were the most common data in the focus.

    KEY-WORDS: Foot-and-mouth disease; conduct.

    Para analisar a conduta da febre aftosa em Goiás de 1977 a 1992, visando a acompanhar a variação de sua freqüência e distribuição, foram utilizados indicadores de morbi-mortalidade. Para tal, elaboraram-se e analisaram-se os coeficientes de incidência, ataque e letalidades anuais com as respectivas tendências. Paralelamente, avaliaram-se os tipos de diagnóstico conduzidos, os tipos de vírus mais prevalentes e seu comportamento na série cronológica. Observou-se que o número de focos e o coeficiente de incidência apresentaram tendência negativa Y = 333,81 - 0,38X e Y = 22,17 - 0,25X, respectivamente. Comportamento crescente foi constatado para o coeficiente de letalidade (Y = 7,64 + 1,15X e ataque (Y = 10,27 + 0,03X. Verificou-se predomínio do diagnóstico clínico e maior ocorrência do vírus tipo A, isolado em 57,58% dos episódios.

    PREVALENCE AND ETIOLOGY OF SUBCLINIC BOVINE MASTITES IN DAIRY PROPERTIES WITH MECHANICAL MILKING PROCESS IN THE STATE OF GOIÁS PREVALÊNCIA E ETIOLOGIA DE MASTITE BOVINA SUBCLÍNICA EM PROPRIEDADES DO ESTADO DE GOIÁS QUE UTILIZAM ORDENHADEIRAS NA OBTENÇÃO DO LEITE

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    Maria Auxiliadora Andrade

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    Samples from 942 cows were tested by the California Mastitis Test – CMT. Most of them were black and white holstein, apparently healthy animals, from 25 dairy farms, located in the State of Goiás, in which milking process was made mechanically. It was found that 375 (39.8% animals showed positive results to CMT in values ranging from +, ++, +++. Milk from each CMT reactive teat, 667 samples in total, was bacteriologically analised in an attempt to isolate and identify microorganisms associated with intramammarian infections, obtaining 938 strains in pure culture or in association, as follows: Staphylococcus aureus, 291 times (30.2%; Corynebacterium bovis, 120 times (12.5%; coagulase negative Staphylococcus, 112 times (11.6%; Streptococcus agalactiae, 14 times (1.5%; Streptococcus uberis, 36 times (3.7%; Streptococcus pyogenes, 12 times (1.2%; Streptococcus spp, 66 times (6.9%; Pseudomonas spp., 96 times (10.0%; Corynebacterium pyogenes, 24 times (2.5%; Escherichia coli, 60 times (6.2%; Nocardia spp.p. 14 times (1.5% and others, 93 times (9.6%. These microorganisms were considered as being either primarily pathogens (55.8% or contaminants (41.6%.

    KEY-WORDS: Subclinical mastitis; primarily pathogens; contaminant pathogens.

    Foram submetidas ao California Mastitis Test (CMT 942 vacas, em sua maioria da raça holandesa preta e branca, aparentemente saudáveis, de 25 propriedades leiteiras, que utilizavam ordenhadeira mecânica na obtenção do leite, localizadas no Estado de Goiás. Observou-se que 375 (39,8% animais apresentaram resultado de +, ++, +++ ao CMT. Os leites de cada teto que reagiram ao CMT, perfazendo

  3. Competitive interactions between glucose and lactose with BSA: which sugar is better for children?

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    Zhang, Qiulan; Ni, Yongnian; Kokot, Serge

    2016-04-07

    The interactions of the sugars glucose and lactose with the transport protein bovine serum albumin (BSA) were investigated using fluorescence, FT-IR and circular dichroism (CD) techniques. The results indicated that glucose could be bonded and transported by BSA, mainly involving hydrogen bonds and van der Waals interactions (ΔH = -86.13 kJ mol(-1)). The obtained fluorescence data from the binding of sugar and BSA were processed by the multivariate curve resolution-alternating least squares (MCR-ALS) method, and the extracted concentration profiles showed that the equilibrium constant, rglucose:BSA, was about 7. However, the binding of lactose to BSA did not quench the fluorescence significantly, and this indicated that lactose could not be directly transported by BSA. The binding experiments were further performed using the fluorescence titration method in the presence of calcium and BSA. Calcium was added so that the calcium/BSA reactions could be studied in the presence or absence of glucose, lactose or hydrolysis products. The results showed that hydrolyzed lactose seemed to enhance calcium absorption in bovine animals. It would also appear that for children, lactose provides better nutrition; however, glucose is better for adults.

  4. Binding of estrogen receptor with estrogen conjugated to bovine serum albumin (BSA).

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    Taguchi, Yasuto; Koslowski, Mirek; Bodenner, Donald L

    2004-08-19

    BACKGROUND: The classic model of estrogen action requires that the estrogen receptor (ER) activates gene expression by binding directly or indirectly to DNA. Recent studies, however, strongly suggest that ER can act through nongenomic signal transduction pathways and may be mediated by a membrane bound form of the ER. Estradiol covalently linked to membrane impermeable BSA (E2-BSA) has been widely used as an agent to study these novel membrane-associated ER events. However, a recent report suggests that E2-BSA does not compete for E2 binding to purified ER in vitro. To resolve this apparent discrepancy, we performed competition studies examining the binding of E2 and E2-BSA to both purified ER preparations and ER within intact cells. To eliminate potential artifacts due to contamination of commercially available E2-BSA preparations with unconjugated E2 (usually between 3-5%), the latter was carefully removed by ultrafiltration. RESULTS: As previously reported, a 10-to 1000-fold molar excess of E2-BSA was unable to compete with 3H-E2 binding to ER when added simultaneously. However, when ER was pre-incubated with the same concentrations of E2-BSA, the binding of 3H-E2 was significantly reduced. E2-BSA binding to a putative membrane-associated ER was directly visualized using fluorescein labeled E2-BSA (E2-BSA-FITC). Staining was restricted to the cell membrane when E2-BSA-FITC was incubated with stable transfectants of the murine ERalpha within ER-negative HeLa cells and with MC7 cells that endogenously produce ERalpha. This staining appeared highly specific since it was competed by pre-incubation with E2 in a dose dependent manner and with the competitor ICI-182,780. CONCLUSIONS: These results demonstrate that E2-BSA does bind to purified ER in vitro and to ER in intact cells. It seems likely that the size and structure of E2-BSA requires more energy for it to bind to the ER and consequently binds more slowly than E2. More importantly, these findings demonstrate

  5. Effects of PEG size on structure, function and stability of PEGylated BSA

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    Plesner, Bitten; Fee, Conan J.; Westh, Peter;

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    . In contrast, the thermal stability of BSA was affected by PEGylation. The apparent unfolding temperature Tmax measured by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) decreased with PEGylation, whereas the temperature of aggregation, Tagg, measured by dynamic light scattering (DLS) increased with PEGylation....... The unfolding temperature and the temperature of aggregation were both independent of the molecular weight of the PEG chain. Possible functional changes of BSA after PEGylation were measured by Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC), where the binding of sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) to BSA and PEGylated BSA...... the present biophysical characterisation, it is concluded that after PEGylation BSA appears to be unaffected structurally (secondary and tertiary structure), slightly destabilised thermally (unfolding temperature), stabilised kinetically (temperature of aggregation) and has an altered functionality (binding...

  6. Quantitative proteomic analysis of Burkholderia pseudomallei Bsa type III secretion system effectors using hypersecreting mutants.

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    Vander Broek, Charles W; Chalmers, Kevin J; Stevens, Mark P; Stevens, Joanne M

    2015-04-01

    Burkholderia pseudomallei is an intracellular pathogen and the causative agent of melioidosis, a severe disease of humans and animals. One of the virulence factors critical for early stages of infection is the Burkholderia secretion apparatus (Bsa) Type 3 Secretion System (T3SS), a molecular syringe that injects bacterial proteins, called effectors, into eukaryotic cells where they subvert cellular functions to the benefit of the bacteria. Although the Bsa T3SS itself is known to be important for invasion, intracellular replication, and virulence, only a few genuine effector proteins have been identified and the complete repertoire of proteins secreted by the system has not yet been fully characterized. We constructed a mutant lacking bsaP, a homolog of the T3SS "gatekeeper" family of proteins that exert control over the timing and magnitude of effector protein secretion. Mutants lacking BsaP, or the T3SS translocon protein BipD, were observed to hypersecrete the known Bsa effector protein BopE, providing evidence of their role in post-translational control of the Bsa T3SS and representing key reagents for the identification of its secreted substrates. Isobaric Tags for Relative and Absolute Quantification (iTRAQ), a gel-free quantitative proteomics technique, was used to compare the secreted protein profiles of the Bsa T3SS hypersecreting mutants of B. pseudomallei with the isogenic parent strain and a bsaZ mutant incapable of effector protein secretion. Our study provides one of the most comprehensive core secretomes of B. pseudomallei described to date and identified 26 putative Bsa-dependent secreted proteins that may be considered candidate effectors. Two of these proteins, BprD and BapA, were validated as novel effector proteins secreted by the Bsa T3SS of B. pseudomallei.

  7. Impairment of human keratinocyte mobility and proliferation by advanced glycation end products-modified BSA.

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    Zhu, Ping; Yang, Chuan; Chen, Li-Hong; Ren, Meng; Lao, Guo-Juan; Yan, Li

    2011-07-01

    The migration and proliferation of keratinocytes is critical to wound re-epithelialization and defects in this function are associated with the clinical phenomenon of chronic non-healing wounds. Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) occur through non-enzymatic glycation of long-lived proteins in diabetes and play important roles in diabetic complications. However, specific roles for AGEs in keratinocyte migration and proliferation, and the underlying molecular mechanisms, have not been fully established. The aim of the current study was to elucidate the interaction between AGE-modified bovine serum albumin (AGE-BSA) and keratinocytes. As a result, we found that AGE-BSA had no effect on the viability of keratinocytes for up to 48 h of incubation with 50 μg/ml of AGE-BSA. AGE-BSA (but not non-glycated BSA) exerted a concentration-dependent suppression of keratinocyte migration at a range of concentrations. The expression of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) was significantly up-regulated in keratinocytes incubated with increasing AGE-BSA, but tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-1 (TIMP-1) expression was down-regulated. AGE-BSA also profoundly depressed phospho-focal adhesion kinase-Tyr397 (p-FAK) and α2β1 integrin expression, while total-FAK expression levels remained constant, in keratinocytes. The proliferative capacity of keratinocytes was diminished after 72 h AGE-BSA incubation. Taken together, these findings suggested that in the presence of AGE-BSA, keratinocytes lose their migratory and proliferation abilities. These data also indicated that, in the context of the chronic hyperglycemia in diabetes, the effects of AGE-BSA on keratinocyte migration might be mediated through MMP-9/TIMP-1, p-FAK and α2β1 integrin.

  8. Bienestar animal durante el transporte y su relación con la calidad de la carne bovina

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    Marlyn Romero P.

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available El bienestar animal (BA es un elemento diferenciador en la comercialización de la carne bovina a nivel internacional, aunque no forma parte de los acuerdos comerciales, se pueden citar ejemplos de las experiencias de Chile, Argentina, Brasil y Uruguay con la Unión Europea, que los ha privilegiado para la exportación de carne fresca bovina con este valor agregado. Durante el transporte, cargue y descargue los bovinos son sometidos a factores estresantes que afectan su bienestar y la calidad de la carne, además de producir importantes pérdidas económicas a los productores. Este trabajo presenta una revisión sobre el bienestar animal durante el transporte, y su relación con la calidad de la carne bovina.

  9. Coeficientes de correlación dentro de hatos y efectos de diseño para seropositividad a brucelosis, diarrea viral bovina y rinotraqueitis infecciosa bovina de hatos lecheros

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    José C. Segura-Correa; José L. Solorio-Rivera

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    La estimación de los coeficientes de correlación dentro de hatos (CCI) o el efecto de diseño (D) para enfermedades infecciosas puede ser de interés en el diseño de encuestas y para calcular factores de inflación de varianza para estimadores de prevalencia en muestreos por conglomerados. Los valores de CCI y D para brucelosis, diarrea viral bovina (DVB) y rinotraqueitis infecciosa bovina (RIB) se calcularon utilizando los métodos de Bennett y análisis de varianza (VARCOMP). Los valores de CCI ...

  10. Prevalencia de brucelosis bovina en el periodo 2004-2012 y tuberculosis bovina en el periodo 2006-2012 en hatos lecheros del Cantón Mejía

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    Fuentes Quisiguano, O.; Paredes Muñoz, J.; Mosquera, J.; Universidad de Cuenca; Dirección de Investigación de la Universidad de Cuenca; DIUC

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    Brucelosis y tuberculosis bovina son dos enfermedades que causan importantes pérdidas productivas y reproductivas en la ganadería local, nacional e internacional. En el Ecuador, desde hace varios años se viene trabajando en un programa para el control y erradicación de estas dos enfermedades. En el año 2006, por primera vez, siete predios de producción lechera consiguieron la certificación de predio libre de Brucelosis bovina, otorgada por el Servicio Ecuatoriano de Sanidad Animal (SESA) de e...

  11. PERFIL DA QUALIDADE HIGIÊNICO-SANITÁRIA DA CARNE BOVINA COMERCIALIZADA EM FEIRAS LIVRES E MERCADOS PÚBLICOS DE JOÃO PESSOA/PB-BRASIL

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    Patrícia Urquiza LUNDGREN

    2009-09-01

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    As condições higiênicas do ambiente de trabalho e o cumprimento das exigências ofi ciais e legais são fatores importantes na produção e comercialização dos alimentos seguros e de qualidade. A carne por ser um alimento muito perecível, necessita da utilização de métodos de conservação efi cientes e efi cazes, especialmente após o abate do animal. Neste trabalho foram analisadas as condições higiênico-sanitárias de alguns estabelecimentos que comercializam carne bovina, na área metropolitana do município de João Pessoa/PB. Para realização de análises microbiológicas, foram coletadas 10 amostras de carne bovina provenientes de feiras livres e mercados públicos. Os resultados da contagem total de bactérias aeróbias mesófi las variaram de <10 a 1,4x108 UFC/g. Os valores encontrados na determinação do número mais provável de coliformes totais variaram de 2,4x102 a >2,4x103 NMP/g. Os resultados das análises de coliformes fecais encontravam-se entre 9,3x10 e >2,4x103 NMP/g. A presença de Escherichia coli foi confi rmada em seis amostras. Com relação a presença de bolores e leveduras, os valores variaram de <10 a 1,0x106 UFC/g. A contagem de Sthaphylococcus coagulase positivo variou de <10 a 1,8x106 UFC/g. e não foi detectada a presença de Salmonella em nenhuma das amostras. A análise dos resultados sugere que o comércio de carnes em feiras livres e mercados públicos visitados, não atende às exigências da Legislação que regulamenta esse setor.

  12. Purification and characterization of an endoxylanase from the culture broth of Bacillus cereus BSA1.

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    Mandal, A; Kar, S; Das Mohapatra, P K; Maity, C; Pati, B R; Mondal, K C

    2011-01-01

    An extracellular xylanase from the fermented broth of Bacillus cereus BSA1 was purified and characterized. The enzyme was purified to 3.43 fold through ammonium sulphate precipitation, DEAE-cellulose chromatography and followed by gel filtration through Sephadex G-100 column. The molecular mass of the purified xylanse was about 33 kDa. The enzyme was an endoxylanase as it initially degraded xylan to xylooligomers. The purified enzyme showed optimum activity at 55 degrees C and at pH 7.0 and remained reasonably stable in a wide range ofpH (5.0-8.0) and temperature (40-65 degrees C). The Km and Vmax values were found to be 8.2 mg/ml and 181.8 micromol/(min mg), respectively. The enzyme had no apparent requirement ofcofactors, and its activity was strongly inhibited by Cu++, Hg++. It was also a salt tolerant enzyme and stable upto 2.5 M of NaCl and retained its 85% activity at 3.0 M. For stability and substrate binding, the enzyme needed hydrophobic interaction that revealed when most surfactants inhihited xylanase activity. Since the enzyme was active over wide range ofpH, temperature and remained active in higher salt concentration, it could find potential uses in biobleaching process in paper industries.

  13. Detección molecular del virus de la leucosis bovina: un estudio por conglomerados en Colombia

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    Giovanna Meza-Barreto; Danny Wilson Sanjuanelo-Corredor; Manuel Isaac Gallego-Marín

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    La leucosis bovina enzoótica (LBE) es ocasionada por un virus de la familia Retroviridae, el virus de la leucosis bovina (VLB), que afecta bovinos de cualquier edad, sexo y raza y genera importantes pérdidas económicas. En Colombia, los pocos estudios moleculares se concentran en ganado de leche; por ello, el presente trabajo se dirigió a detectar el VLB mediante una prueba molecular de PCR en animales destinados a diferentes tipos de explotación ganadera y de diferentes regiones del país, co...

  14. PERFIL ETIOLÓGICO DA MASTITE BOVINA NA BACIA LEITEIRA DE SANTA IZABEL DO OESTE, PARANÁ

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    Lucianne Leigue dos Santos

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    Full Text Available Clinical or sub-clinical mastitis are the main illnesses that affect dairy herds, with impact on the economy, the industry, and with consequence to public health. Considering that the city of Santa Izabel do Oeste is located in the second bigger milk region of Paraná state, and that mastitis cases are epidemiologically classified as ambient or contagious, the purpose of this study was to identify possible etiologic agents of bovine mastitis, by the use of a preliminary, fast and cheap diagnostic method to differentiate these types of illness, to orient treatment and prophylactic measures. Two triplates were employed. Triplate I was composed by blood agar, bile-esculine agar and mannitol-salt agar, while triplate II was composed by MacConkey agar; Baird-Parker agar and sabouraud-dextrose agar with cloranfenicol. Additionally, a tube with sabouraud-dextrose agar with cloranfenicol incubated at room temperature temperature was used for the research of filamentous moulds. It was observed that the great majority of the isolated samples had Staphylococcus coagulase negative, coliforms, Staphylococcus aureus, no-fermenters bacilli gram negative, Coryneforms, Streptococcus spp. and Streptococcus agalactiae.

  15. Interactions of two food colourants with BSA: Analysis by Debye-Hückel theory.

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    Li, Tian; Cheng, Zhengjun; Cao, Lijun; Jiang, Xiaohui; Fan, Lei

    2016-11-15

    We have focused on exploring pH- and ionic strength-modulated binding of acid red 1 (AR1) and acid green 50 (AG50) with bovine serum albumin (BSA) by fluorescence, UV-vis absorption and FTIR spectra. The results implied that the quenching mechanism of BSA-AR1/AG50 system was a static quenching, electrostatic force dominated the formation of BSA-AR1/AG50 complex, and the binding affinity of AR1 was greater than that of AG50 on the subdomain IIA of BSA. Moreover, their true thermodynamic binding constant (Keq), true free energy change (ΔG(0)I→0), and effective charge (ZP) in the anion receptor pocket of BSA were calculated using Debye-Hückel limiting law. The local charge bound by AR1/AG50 rather than the overall or surface charge of BSA played a key role in determining their interaction strength. Besides, the thermal and structural stabilization of BSA was discussed by analyzing the changes of Tm and Hurea without/with the addition of AR1/AG50, respectively.

  16. Ascorbic acid and BSA protein in solution and films: interaction and surface morphological structure.

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    Maciel, Rafael R G; de Almeida, Adriele A; Godinho, Odin G C; Gorza, Filipe D S; Pedro, Graciela C; Trescher, Tarquin F; Silva, Josmary R; de Souza, Nara C

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    This paper reports on the study of the interactions between ascorbic acid (AA) and bovine serum albumin (BSA) in aqueous solution as well as in films (BSA/AA films) prepared by the layer-by-layer technique. Regarding to solution studies, a hyperchromism (in the range of ultraviolet) was found as a function of AA concentration, which suggested the formation of aggregates from AA and BSA. Binding constant, K, determined for aggregates from BSA and AA was found to be about 10(2) M(-1), which indicated low affinity of AA with BSA. For the BSA/AA films, it was also noted that the AA adsorption process and surface morphological structures depended on AA concentration. By changing the contact time between the AA and BSA, a hypochromism was revealed, which was associated to decrease of accessibility of solvent to tryptophan due to formation of aggregates. Furthermore, different morphological structures of aggregates were observed, which were attributed to the diffusion-limited aggregation. Since most of studies of interactions of drugs and proteins are performed in solution, the analysis of these processes by using films can be very valuable because this kind of system is able to employ several techniques of investigation in solid state.

  17. [Binding mechanism of traditional Chinese medicine active component 5-hydroxymethyl-furfural and HSA or BSA].

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    Guo, Ming; He, Ling; Lu, Xiao-Wang

    2012-03-01

    A combination of spectral experiment and molecular modeling techniques has been used to characterize the binding mechanism between an active component 5-hydroxymethyl-furfural (5-HMF) of traditional Chinese medicine and human serum albumin (HSA) or bovine serum albumin (BSA). The interaction mechanism of 5-HMF binding with HSA/BSA is analyzed. Although the drug can bind with HSA/BSA to form stable complexes, there are some differences in the bond strength. The values of binding distances (r) are different and low, which indicated the occurrence of energy transfer. The drug had conformational effect on HSA/BSA, which resulted in different changes of hydrophobic environment of the binding domain in HSA/BSA. The 'phase diagram' of fluorescence revealed that the changes on the conformational pattern of proteins have been affected by drug conformed to the "all-or-none" pattern. The interactions between drug and protein influenced by Co(II) were also discussed. Its effects acting on 5-HMF-HSA/BSA interactions are different. The computational modeling method was used to study the interaction between 5-HMF and HSA/BSA. The results of molecular model studies revealed that the binding modes for drug-serum albumin systems are mainly hydrophobic interactions and hydrogen bonding. These results are in accordance with spectral results. The research results have given a better theoretical reference for the study of pharmacological mechanism of 5-hydroxymethyl-furfural.

  18. Choline-induced selective fluorescence quenching of acetylcholinesterase conjugated Au@BSA clusters.

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    Mathew, Meegle S; Baksi, Ananya; Pradeep, T; Joseph, Kuruvilla

    2016-07-15

    We have developed a highly selective sensitive fluorescent detection of acetylcholine (ACh) using bovine serum albumin (BSA) protected atomically precise clusters of gold. The gold quantum clusters (AuQC@BSA) synthesized using bovine serum albumin and conjugated with acetylcholinesterase (AChE), an enzyme specific for acetylcholine, resulting in AuQC@BSA-AChE. The enzyme, AChE hydrolyzes acetylcholine (ACh) to choline (Ch) which in turn interacts with AuQC@BSA-AChE and quenches its fluorescence, enabling sensing. We have carried out the real time monitoring of the hydrolysis of ACh using electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI MS) to find out the mechanism of fluorescent quenching. The validity of present method for determination of concentration of acetylcholine in real system such as blood was demonstrated. Further, the sensor, AuQC@BSA-AChE can be easily coated on paper and an efficient and cheap sensor can be developed and detection limit for ACh is found to be 10nM. The fluorescent intensity of AuQC@BSA-AChE is sensitive towards acetylcholine in range of 10nM to 6.4µM. This suggests that AuQC@BSA-AChE has an excellent potential to be used for diagnosis of various neuropsychological and neuropsychiatric disorders.

  19. BSA-templated MnO2 nanoparticles as both peroxidase and oxidase mimics.

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    Liu, Xing; Wang, Qi; Zhao, Huihui; Zhang, Lichun; Su, Yingying; Lv, Yi

    2012-10-01

    Inorganic nanomaterials that mimic enzymes are fascinating as they potentially have improved properties relative to native enzymes, such as greater resistance to extremes of pH and temperature and lower sensitivity to proteases. Although many artificial enzymes have been investigated, searching for highly-efficient and stable catalysts is still of great interest. In this paper, we first demonstrated that bovine serum albumin (BSA)-stabilized MnO(2) nanoparticles (NPs) exhibited highly peroxidase-, oxidase-, and catalase-like activities. The activities of the BSA-MnO(2) NPs were evaluated using the typical horseradish peroxidase (HRP) substrates o-phenylenediamine (OPD) and 3,3',5,5'-tetramethylbenzidine (TMB) in the presence of either hydrogen peroxide or dissolved oxygen. These small-sized BSA-MnO(2) NPs with good dispersion, solubility and biocompatibility exhibited typical Michaelis-Menten kinetics and high affinity for H(2)O(2), OPD and TMB, indicating that BSA-MnO(2) NPs can be used as satisfactory enzyme mimics. Based on these findings, BSA-MnO(2) NPs were used as colorimetric immunoassay tags for the detection of goat anti-human IgG in place of HRP. The colorimetric immunoassay using BSA-MnO(2) NPs has the advantages of being fast, robust, inexpensive, easily prepared and with no HRP and H(2)O(2) being needed. These water-soluble BSA-MnO(2) NPs may have promising potential applications in biotechnology, bioassays, and biomedicine.

  1. A facile and green ultrasonic-assisted synthesis of BSA conjugated silver nanoparticles.

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    Gautam, Saurabh; Dubey, Priyanka; Gupta, Munishwar N

    2013-02-01

    The formation and growth of hybrid nanoparticles of a protein BSA and silver by ultrasonic assistance were tracked by surface plasmon resonance signal of silver nanoparticles and light scattering. The hybrid nanoparticles were characterized by surface plasmon resonance spectra, light scattering, TEM, circular dichroism spectroscopy and zeta potential. Size along with the spherical shape of the nanoparticles could be controlled and nanoparticles with diameters ranging from 8 to 140 nm could be obtained, depending upon the ultrasonication time (15-30 min) and molar ratio of AgNO(3)/BSA (20-200). The role of single free thiol group in the reduction of silver ions was also investigated by using DTNB modified BSA and protein conjugated silver nanoparticles were formed even with thiol modified BSA. The growth and size of the nanoparticles were governed by ultrasonic assisted Ostwald ripening. BSA conjugated with silver nanoparticles showed changes in the secondary structure with an increase in the beta sheet structure to 33% as compared to 7% in native BSA as determined by CD spectra. Zeta potential measurements in the pH range of 2.0-12.0 demonstrated that the surface charges of the BSA conjugated silver nanoparticles were similar to that of native BSA suggesting that surface charges and overall three dimensional structure of BSA did not change much. This approach provides a strategy for completely green synthesis of hybrid nanoparticles consisting of a biological entity and an inorganic material. This is the first application of ultrasonic assistance in formation of such hybrid nanomaterials in aqueous media.

  2. Empleo del Elisa DAVIH BRU 2 en el diagnostico serologico de la Brucelosis Bovina

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    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de evaluar el empleo del ELISA DAVIH BRU 2 en el diagnóstico de la brucelosis bovina en Cuba, se estudió su comportamiento en mezclas de suero frente a 872 muestras procedentes de una zona libre de la enfermedad y 14 sueros positivos bien caracterizados. También se analizó su utilidad en el estudio de un foco comparativamente con las pruebas convencionales, para lo cual se emplearon 347 muestras. Se realizó análisis económico comparativo del empleo del ELISA DAVIH BRU 2 utilizando mezclas de sueros y las pruebas convencionales de diagnóstico, teniendo en cuenta la prevalencia. El ELISA mostró una especificidad del 99,65 % al estudiarse en un área libre de brucelosis bovina empleando mezclas de suero y sin que se afectaran la sensibilidad frente a los sueros del panel estudiado. Presentó una concordancia del 100 % con la prueba Rosa de Bengala y ambas técnicas fueron las que detectaron el mayor número de animales reactores en el estudio del foco de la enfermedad. La combinación del ELISA utilizando mezclas de suero con la Reacción de Fijación del Complemento en el diagnóstico de la enfermedad, resultó el método más económico hasta una prevalencia del 2 %. Los resultados permiten recomendar la introducción del ELISA DAVIH BRU 2 en el diagnóstico serológico de la brucelosis bovina en Cuba, empleando mezclas de sueros en zonas libres de la enfermedad o con prevalencias hasta el 2 %.

  3. Efeitos da redução ou substituição do soro fetal bovino por outros compostos na maturação in vitro de oócitos bovinos

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    Maite Del Collado

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available A utilização do soro fetal bovino (SFB, embora bastante disseminada na produção in vitro (PIV de embriões bovinos, apresenta limitações por ser um meio indefinido e por causar efeitos que prejudicam a qualidade desses embriões. Por esse motivo, nos últimos anos, grande parte das pesquisas relacionadas à PIV está voltada para a substituição do SFB por outros compostos nos meios de cultura. No presente estudo, foram utilizados como compostos protéicos a albumina sérica bovina livre de ácidos graxos (BSA-FAF e um produto comercial denominado fluido embriônico (FE de maneira isolada ou em diferentes combinações e concentrações, com objetivo de substituir ou diminuir a concentração do SFB durante a maturação in vitro (MIV. Para isso, oócitos bovinos foram maturados in vitro nos seguintes grupos (G que foram delineados de acordo com a suplementação protéica recebida: G1 (controle = 10% de SFB, G2 = 8mg/mL de BSA-FAF, G3 = 10% de FE, G4 = 6mg/mL de BSA-FAF + 5% de SFB, G5 = 6mg/mL de BSA-FAF + 3,5% de SFB + 1,5% de FE, G6 = 6mg/mL de BSA-FAF + 1,5% de SFB + 3,5% de FE, G7 = 6mg/mL de BSA-FAF + 5% de FE e G8 = 5% de SFB + 5% de FE. Após 24 horas de MIV, os oócitos foram classificados de acordo com a progressão meiótica e migração dos grânulos corticais (GC. As taxas de maturação foram avaliadas pelo teste do Qui-Quadrado (χ² ou, quando apropriado, pelo teste exato de Fisher, e para o estudo dos efeitos dos suplementos foram realizados contrastes ortogonais. O grupo suplementado com BSA-FAF (G2 mostrou diminuição na taxa de oócitos que atingiram MII (75% em comparação aos grupos G1, G4, G5 e G8 (88,9%, 89,6%, 87% e 86,8%, respectivamente, sem diferir do do G3 (79,8%, G6 (82,9% e G7 (82,9%. Ademais, o G3 também apresentou diminuição na taxa de maturação nuclear quando comparado ao G4. Quanto à maturação citoplasmática, nos grupos G2, G7, G6 e G3, houve redução (p<0,05 das taxas para 43,9%, 43,2%, 43

  4. SHELF LIFE OF BOVINE MEAT TREATED WITH FOOD GRADE TRISSODIC PHOSPHATE VIDA DE PRATELEIRA DA CARNE BOVINA TRATADA PELO FOSFATO TRISSÓDICO GRAU ALIMENTÍCIO

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    Albenones José de Mesquita

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    To the present study, the capacity of food grade trissodic phosphate to reduce bacterial spoiling and pathogenic effect on bovine meat from three different categories of abattoirs was estimated, as well as shelf life of bovine meat kept under refrigeration. Trissodic phosphate was efficient to reduce bacterial spoiling and pathogenic effect, represented by mesophils and psychrotrophs, indicator microorganisms, fecal coliforms and pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella. The shelf life of treated bovine meat was influenced by the abattoir category and by the treatment with 10% solution of trissodic phosphate which represented an increase of 26.66%, 27.77% and 31.03% in the durability of meat coming from abattoirs A, B and C, respectively.

    KEY-WORDS: Trissodic phosphate; shelf life; bovine meat.

    No presente estudo verificou-se a capacidade do fosfato trissódico grau alimentício de reduzir a carga bacteriana deteriorante e patogênica da carne bovina proveniente de três categorias diferentes de estabelecimentos de abate, bem como estimou-se a vida do produto mantido sob refrigeração. O fosfato trissódico mostrou-se eficiente na redução da carga bacteriana deteriorante, representada por mesófilos e psicrotróficos, microrganismos indicadores, coliformes fecais e patogênicos como o Staphylococcus aureus e a Salmonella. A vida de prateleira da carne tratada foi influenciada pela categoria do estabelecimento e pelo tratamento com fosfato trissódico em solução a 10% que representou um acréscimo de 26,66%, 27,77% e 31,03% na durabilidade das carnes oriundas dos

  5. Control integrado de garrapatas en la ganadería bovina

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    Roger Iván Rodríguez-Vivas; José Alberto Rosado-Aguilar; Melina Maribel Ojeda-Chi; Luis Carlos Pérez-Cogollo; Iris Trinidad-Martínez; Manuel Emilio Bolio-González

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    Las infestaciones de la garrapata del ganado, Rhipicephalus microplus, producen el mayor problema global de ectoparásitos en ganado de regiones tropicales y subtropicales, provocando grandes pérdidas económicas en la producción bovina. El control de R. microplus se basa principalmente en el uso de ixodicidas; sin embargo, su uso irracional ha propiciado la aparición de garrapatas resistentes a las principales familias de ixodicidas. Esto hace necesario el desarrollo de alternativas de control...

  6. Impacto del virus de la leucosis bovina en la producción de leche

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    Cadavid Gutierrez , Lascario Artemo

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    El objetivo del estudio fue determinar la prevalencia de Leucosis Viral Bovina (LVB) en vacas lecheras y establecer si existía una relación directa con la producción de leche. Se trabajo con 194 animales de la raza Holstein y Jersey (1-5 partos), en 9 hatos ubicados en la zona central del departamento del Valle del Cauca. Las 194 muestras de sangre fueron procesadas en el laboratorio de biología molecular de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, donde se detecto el virus mediante la técnica de...

  7. LA SOMATOTROPINA BOVINA RECOMBINANTE Y LA REPRODUCCIÓN EN BOVINOS, OVINOS Y CAPRINOS

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    Joel Hernández-Cerón; C. Guillermo Gutierrez-Aguilar

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    En vacas, la somatotropina bovina recombinante (rbST) se utiliza para incrementar la producción de leche. La rbST aumenta las concentraciones séricas del factor de crecimiento parecido a la insulina tipo I (IGF-I) y ambas hormonas regulan los procesos fisiológicos para incrementar la lactopoyesis. Además de sus efectos en la lactación, la somatotropina y el IGF-I favorecen la maduración del ovocito, tasa de fertilización, desarrollo embrionario temprano, función del cuerpo lúteo y reconocimie...

  8. Somatotropina bovina recombinante en sincronización de estros y prolificidad de ovejas Pelibuey

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    Con la finalidad de estudiar si la administración de la Somatotropina Bovina Recombinante (bST) dos días antes del retiro del progestágeno, tiene efecto en la sincronización de estros, inicio del estro, fertilidad, prolificidad y tipo de parto en ovejas Pelibuey, a 180 ovejas de 4,0 ± 0,32 años de edad, se les inserto un dispositivo intravaginal impregnado con progesterona (CIDR P4 0,3 g), por nueve días. Dos días antes del retiro del dispositivo, las ovejas se asignaron aleatoriamente a uno ...

  9. Consumidor de Carne Bovina: Preferencias e Confiança no Açougueiro

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    Marlon Vinícius Brisola

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo buscou identificar as preferências do consumidor de carne bovina do Distrito Federal e sua relação de confiança com o varejista. Os resultados encontrados demonstraram pouca confiança deste com o açougueiro. Demonstrou ainda que os consumidores preferem os supermercados como ponto de compra e utilizam os aspectos físicos da carne para se garantirem da qualidade da mesma.

  10. MÉTODO SIMPLES PARA ESTIMAR ENCURTAMENTO PELO FRIO EM CARNE BOVINA

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    É bem conhecido o fato de que o encurtamento pelo frio pode influenciar negativamente a textura da carne. Por isso, a determinação do grau de contração do tecido muscular é um recurso analítico de grande importância quando se estuda a otimização dos procedimentos industriais. Neste trabalho, foram avaliadas comparativamente duas metodologias de microscopia. Para isso, os músculos Biceps femoris, Longissimus dorsi e Semimembranosus obtidos de nove carcaças bovinas com três diferentes graus de ...

  11. Pecuarização na Amazônia e consumo de carne: o que está por trás? Grassification of the Amazon region and meat consumption: what is behind?

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    Gabriela Bordini Prado; Helena Ribeiro

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    O artigo discute o avanço da fronteira agropecuária para dentro da floresta Amazônica, motivado, em grande parte, pelo aumento do consumo de carne bovina e por sua ineficiência na produção de proteínas...

  12. Avaliação do uso de matriz óssea bovina inorgânica associada ao peptídeo de adesão celular no tratamento de defeitos infra-ósseos em pacientes com periodontite agressiva. Estudo clínico, radiográfico e laboratorial em humanos

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    Introdução: As periodontites agressivas (PAg) compõem um grupo de formas rapidamente progressivas da doença periodontal. A restauração do periodonto é um objetivo da terapia periodontal, sendo a regeneração tecidual guiada (RTG) e o uso de substitutos ósseos técnicas bem documentadas. Em pesquisas recentes, foi demonstrado o envolvimento de uma cadeia de 15 aminoácidos do colágeno (P-15) na diferenciação celular de fibroblastos e osteoblastos. A associação de matriz óssea inorgânica bovina co...

  13. Avaliação in vitro da resistência de união à tração de três tipos de pinos de fibra cimentados a raízes bovinas com diferentes cimentos resinosos

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    Mayra Zamboni Quintero

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    Este estudo teve como objetivo avaliar, através de testes de tração, a resistência de união de pinos pré-fabricados, com diferentes graus de translucidez, à dentina bovina, utilizando três tipos de cimentos resinosos. Noventa incisivos bovinos tiveram suas coroas anatômicas separadas das raízes através de uma secção perpendicular ao longo eixo dos dentes na junção amelocementária, de modo que as raízes apresentassem 14 mm de comprimento. Os condutos radiculares foram tratados endodonticamente...

  14. Spectroscopic and molecular docking studies of binding interaction of gefitinib, lapatinib and sunitinib with bovine serum albumin (BSA).

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    Shen, Guo-Feng; Liu, Ting-Ting; Wang, Qi; Jiang, Min; Shi, Jie-Hua

    2015-12-01

    The binding interactions of three kinds of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), such as gefitinib, lapatinib and sunitinib, with bovine serum albumin (BSA) were studied using ultraviolet spectrophotometry, fluorescence spectroscopy, circular dichroism (CD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and molecular docking methods. The experimental results showed that the intrinsic fluorescence quenching of BSA induced by the three TKIs resulted from the formation of stable TKIs-BSA complexes through the binding interaction of TKIs with BSA. The stoichiometry of three stable TKIs-BSA complexes was 1:1 and the binding constants (Kb) of the three TKIs-BSA complexes were in the order of 10(4)M(-1) at 310 K, indicating that there was a strong binding interaction of the three TKIs with BSA. Based on the analysis of the signs and magnitudes of the free energy change (ΔG(0)), enthalpic change (ΔH(0)) and entropic change (ΔS(0)) in the binding process, it can be deduced that the binding process of the three TKIs with BSA was spontaneous and enthalpy-driven process, and the main interaction forces between the three TKIs and BSA were van der Waals force and hydrogen bonding interaction. Moreover, from the results of CD, FT-IR and molecular docking, it can be concluded that there was a significant difference between the three TKIs in the binding site on BSA, lapatinib was located on site II (m) of BSA while gefitinib and sunitinib were bound on site I of BSA, and there were some changes in the BSA conformation when binding three TKIs to BSA but BSA still retains its secondary structure α-helicity.

  15. Which model based on fluorescence quenching is suitable to study the interaction between trans-resveratrol and BSA?

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    Wei, Xin Lin; Xiao, Jian Bo; Wang, Yuanfeng; Bai, Yalong

    2010-01-01

    There are several models by means of quenching fluorescence of BSA to determine the binding parameters. The binding parameters obtained from different models are quite different from each other. Which model is suitable to study the interaction between trans-resveratrol and BSA? Herein, twelve models based fluorescence quenching of BSA were compared. The number of binding sites increasing with increased binding constant for similar compounds binding to BSA maybe one approach to resolve this question. For example, here eleven flavonoids were tested to illustrate that the double logarithm regression curve is suitable to study binding polyphenols to BSA.

  16. 76 FR 28226 - Southwest Health Alliances, Inc., Doing Business as BSA Provider Network; Analysis of Agreement...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Southwest Health Alliances, Inc., Doing Business as BSA Provider Network; Analysis of Agreement Containing Consent Order To Aid Public Comment AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission. ACTION: Proposed Consent...

  17. Analytical quality-by-design approach for sample treatment of BSA-containing solutions

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    Lien Taevernier; Evelien Wynendaele; Matthias D’Hondt; Bart De Spiegeleer

    2015-01-01

    The sample preparation of samples containing bovine serum albumin (BSA), e.g., as used in transdermal Franz diffusion cell (FDC) solutions, was evaluated using an analytical quality-by-design (QbD) approach. Traditional precipitation of BSA by adding an equal volume of organic solvent, often successfully used with conventional HPLC-PDA, was found insufficiently robust when novel fused-core HPLC and/or UPLC-MS methods were used. In this study, three factors (acetonitrile (%), formic acid (%) and boiling time (min)) were included in the experimental design to determine an optimal and more suitable sample treatment of BSA-containing FDC solutions. Using a QbD and Derringer desirability (D) approach, combining BSA loss, dilution factor and variability, we constructed an optimal working space with the edge of failure defined as Do0.9. The design space is modelled and is confirmed to have an ACN range of 8373%and FA content of 170.25%.

  18. Influence of hydroxylation and glycosylation in ring A of soybean isoflavones on interaction with BSA

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    Zhao, Jinyao; Ren, Fenglian

    2009-04-01

    In this paper, the influence of hydroxylation and glycosylation of soybean isoflavones in ring A on the interaction with BSA was investigated. Two soybean isoflavone aglycones (daidzein and genistein) and their glycosides (daidzin and genistin) were used to study their ability to bind BSA by quenching the BSA intrinsic fluorescence in solution. The hydroxylation and glycosylation of soybean isoflavones in ring A significantly affected the binding/quenching process; in general, the hydroxylation increases the binding affinity and the glycosylation decreased the binding affinity. For daidzein and daidzin, the binding constants for BSA were 5.2 × 10 4 and 5.58 × 10 3 L mol -1, respectively. For genistein and genistin, the binding constants were 8.40 × 10 5 and 1.44 × 10 5 L mol -1, respectively.

  19. The adsorption-desorption cycle. Reversibility of the BSA-silica system

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    Giacomelli, CE; Norde, W

    2001-01-01

    The reversibility of the adsorption-desorption cycle was established by comparing the thermostability (determined by differential scanning calorimetry) and secondary structure (obtained by circular dichroism spectroscopy) of BSA before adsorption, adsorbed on, and exchanged from silica particles. Ci

  20. BSA structural changes during homomolecular exchange between the adsorbed and dissolved state

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    Norde, W.; Giacomelli, C.E.

    2000-01-01

    The secondary structure and the thermostability of bovine serum albumin (BSA), before adsorption and after homomolecular displacement from silica and polystyrene particles, are studied by circular dichroism spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry. The structural perturbations induced by t

  1. The adsorption-desorption cycle. Reversibility of the BSA-silica system

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    Giacomelli, C.E.; Norde, W.

    2001-01-01

    The reversibility of the adsorption–desorption cycle was established by comparing the thermostability (determined by differential scanning calorimetry) and secondary structure (obtained by circular dichroism spectroscopy) of BSA before adsorption, adsorbed on, and exchanged from silica particles. Ci

  2. BSA structural changes during homomolecular exchange between the adsorbed and the dissolved states

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    Norde, W; Giacomelli, CE

    2000-01-01

    The secondary structure and the thermostability of bovine serum albumin (BSA), before adsorption and after homomolecular displacement from silica and polystyrene particles, are studied. by circular dichroism spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry. The structural perturbations induced by

  3. 5alpha-Reduced androgens block estradiol-BSA-stimulated release of oxytocin.

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    Caldwell, Jack D; Song, Yan; Englöf, Ila; Höfle, Simone; Key, Mary; Morris, Mariana

    2003-06-27

    In this study we test the postulate that estradiol conjugated to bovine serum albumin (E-BSA) acts via receptors for the steroid-binding protein sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) by attempting to block E-BSA-stimulated release of oxytocin with two antagonists of SHBG receptor actions: the 5alpha-reduced androgens dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and 3alpha-diol. Simultaneous superfusion with either DHT or 3alpha-diol significantly blocked E-BSA-stimulated release of oxytocin. We also found that a wide range of free 17beta-estradiol was unable to stimulate oxytocin release, suggesting that E-BSA stimulates receptors other than those for free estradiol to release oxytocin, perhaps SHBG receptors.

  4. The utilization of BSA-modified chip on the investigation of ligand ...

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    Dec 15, 2009 ... ... (NSB) of proteins. Key words: Surface plasmon resonance, bovine serum albumin, glutathione, ... the potential application of surface plasmon resonan- .... Schematic diagram of surface modification of BSA biochip with GSH.

  5. The effect of different desolvating agents on BSA nanoparticle properties and encapsulation of curcumin

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    Sadeghi, R.; Moosavi-Movahedi, A. A.; Emam-jomeh, Z.; Kalbasi, A.; Razavi, S. H.; Karimi, M.; Kokini, J.

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    The desolvation method was successfully used to prepare nanoparticles from bovine serum albumin (BSA) using ethanol, acetone, and their mixtures (70:30 and 50:50, respectively). Ethanol and mixtures of ethanol and acetone led to the most spherical nanoparticles, while using pure acetone resulted in a mixture of spherical and rod shape nanoparticle. Acetone was the solvent with higher encapsulation efficiency equal to 99.2 ± 0.36 %. The polydispersity values of BSA NPs in this study were 0.045 ± 0.007, 0.065 ± 0.013, 0.091 ± 0.012, and 0.120 ± 0.016 for ethanol (100) 4×, Et:Ac (70:30) 4×, Et:Ac (50:50) 4×, and acetone (100) 3×, respectively. Encapsulation efficiencies of curcumin inside BSA NPs were 19.4 ± 2.2 and 19.8 ± 1.6 % for 1.0 and 1.5 molar ratios of curcumin to BSA, respectively. Crosslinking using glutaraldehyde improved the stability of BSA NPs and curcumin-loaded BSA NPs and both groups of nanoparticles were stable for 1 month; the lyophilized curcumin-loaded BSA NPs were able to redisperse in water. The particle size and polydispersity index of redispersed NPs were higher than the original NPs before lyophilization. The size distribution study shows that after 10 s of sonication most nanoparticles were well dispersed; however, a small but significant fraction formed aggregates. Sonication for 10 s decreased the effective diameter and polydispersity of the redispersed nanoparticles, while increasing the sonication time to 20 s did not show significant changes. In vitro release study of curcumin from BSA NPs showed that these biocompatible nanoparticles have the ability to be used as a carrier to improve controlled release of curcumin.

  6. The secondary and aggregation structural changes of BSA induced by trivalent chromium: A biophysical study

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    Chen, Mingmao [Institute of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Technology, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350002, Fujian (China); Liu, Yan, E-mail: liuyan@fjirsm.ac.cn [The State Key Lab of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002, Fujian (China); Cao, Huan [Institute of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Technology, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350002, Fujian (China); Song, Ling [The State Key Lab of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002, Fujian (China); Zhang, Qiqing, E-mail: zhangqiq@126.com [Institute of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Technology, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350002, Fujian (China)

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    Trivalent chromium Cr(III), which was originally considered to be innocuous as a nutriment, has been suspected to induce some abnormalities in human body recently. In the present work, the effects of Cr(III) on the structural state of BSA were comprehensively investigated through a series of appropriate methods in combination, including X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), circular dichroism (CD), UV–vis absorption, synchronous fluorescence, fluorescence lifetime analysis, resonance light scattering (RLS), dynamic light scattering (DLS) and excitation–emission matrix spectroscopy (EEMS) methods. XPS accurately described the binding activity of Cr(III) with protein C, N and O atoms. The structural analysis according to FTIR and CD methods showed that the Cr(III) binding altered BSA conformation with a major reduction of α-helix. RLS and DLS analyses demonstrated that the presence of Cr(III) with low concentration could induce the aggregation structural changes of BSA. UV–vis absorption, EEMS and synchronous fluorescence suggested that the interaction between Cr(III) and BSA induced a slight unfolding of the polypeptide backbone and altered the microenvironments of Trp and Tyr residues in BSA. This research is helpful for understanding the structure-function relationship involved in metal ion-protein bioconjugate process. - Highlights: • The effect of Cr(III) on the conformational state of BSA was comprehensively studied. • XPS described the binding activity of Cr(III) with protein C, N and O atoms. • FTIR and CD data revealed secondary structural alteration in BSA. • Cr(III) complexation induced microenvironmental changes of Trp and Tyr. • RLS, DLS and EEMS presented the aggregational states of Cr(III)–BSA complex.

  7. Chemotherapy toxicity in gynecologic cancer patients with a body surface area (BSA)>2 m2.

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    Schwartz, Joanna; Toste, Beth; Dizon, Don S

    2009-07-01

    Although many clinicians practice empiric dose reduction to prevent toxicity, it is unknown whether obese patients given chemotherapy dosed according to actual body weight (ABW) experience excess toxicity. At our institution, cancer patients receive chemotherapy dosed by ABW unless on a protocol capping doses at a maximum body surface area (BSA). We compared toxicities and dose modifications between women with a BSA>2 m(2) on uncapped versus capped paclitaxel as part of adjuvant paclitaxel/carboplatin for gynecologic malignancy. In this retrospective study, women with a BSA>2 m(2) treated with paclitaxel (P) and carboplatin (C) for endometrial and ovarian cancer between January 1999 and July 2007 were identified using the chemotherapy database. Records were reviewed for patient age, BSA, diagnosis, stage, standardized and actual doses for each cycle, adverse drug reactions, and dosing modifications. Statistical comparisons were made using Fisher's exact test. We identified 59 women with BSA>2 m(2) on adjuvant P/C for endometrial and ovarian cancers. 50 received paclitaxel dosed by ABW and 9 received paclitaxel capped at a BSA of 2 m(2). There were no statistically significant differences in rates of toxicity or dose modification. Obese women with a BSA>2 m(2) on paclitaxel dosed by ABW do not experience excess toxicity in comparison to women on paclitaxel capped at a maximum BSA or women in published trials of adjuvant P/C. Empiric dose reduction is unnecessary and may result in suboptimal treatment of obese patients. However, as this was a retrospective review, more research is needed to make definitive recommendations on this topic.

  8. The BsaHI restriction-modification system: Cloning, sequencing and analysis of conserved motifs

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    Roberts Richard J

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Restriction and modification enzymes typically recognise short DNA sequences of between two and eight bases in length. Understanding the mechanism of this recognition represents a significant challenge that we begin to address for the BsaHI restriction-modification system, which recognises the six base sequence GRCGYC. Results The DNA sequences of the genes for the BsaHI methyltransferase, bsaHIM, and restriction endonuclease, bsaHIR, have been determined (GenBank accession #EU386360, cloned and expressed in E. coli. Both the restriction endonuclease and methyltransferase enzymes share significant similarity with a group of 6 other enzymes comprising the restriction-modification systems HgiDI and HgiGI and the putative HindVP, NlaCORFDP, NpuORFC228P and SplZORFNP restriction-modification systems. A sequence alignment of these homologues shows that their amino acid sequences are largely conserved and highlights several motifs of interest. We target one such conserved motif, reading SPERRFD, at the C-terminal end of the bsaHIR gene. A mutational analysis of these amino acids indicates that the motif is crucial for enzymatic activity. Sequence alignment of the methyltransferase gene reveals a short motif within the target recognition domain that is conserved among enzymes recognising the same sequences. Thus, this motif may be used as a diagnostic tool to define the recognition sequences of the cytosine C5 methyltransferases. Conclusion We have cloned and sequenced the BsaHI restriction and modification enzymes. We have identified a region of the R. BsaHI enzyme that is crucial for its activity. Analysis of the amino acid sequence of the BsaHI methyltransferase enzyme led us to propose two new motifs that can be used in the diagnosis of the recognition sequence of the cytosine C5-methyltransferases.

  9. Actividad biológica e inmunológica de las isoformas de carga de la hormona luteinizante bovina

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    Álvaro Ortega

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available La hormona luteinizante (LH sufre modificaciones postraduccionales que dan origen a isoformas de carga. El estudio determinó la actividad biológica (B e inmunológica (I de distintas isoformas de LH bovina. Las isoformas se aislaron mediante el cromatoenfoque a partir del extracto glicoprotéico obtenido de lóbulos anteriores de hipófisis de bovino. La actividad biológica se evaluó en un bioensayo in vitro midiendo la producción de AMPc. La actividad inmunológica se midió con un radioinmunoensayo (RIA específico para LH. El USDA-bLH-B5 se utilizó como referencia. Las isoformas se agruparon tomando como referencia el rango de pH de elución, en básicas (A, pH, 10.75-9.75; B, pH, 9.58-8.41, neutras (C, pH, 7.98-6.89 y ácidas (D, pH, 6.88-5.41; E, pH, 5.36-3.46. El peso molecular del heterodímero de cada isoforma y del estándar fue similar, estimado en 36.5 kDa. La actividad inmunológica y biológica se comportó de forma dosis-dependiente. Con respecto al estándar, se requirió una mayor concentración de proteína de cada isoforma para obtener el IC50 en la curva de inhibición. En el bioensayo, el valor EC50 para la producción de AMPc fue significativamente diferente entre isoformas; la isoforma neutra mostró un EC50 inferior lo que se interpretó como la proteína más bioactiva, en contraste, la isoforma ácida, mostró un valor de EC50 superior y resultó ser la menos bioactiva; la básica tuvo un comportamiento intermedio (P<0.05. En conclusión, los resultados sugieren un efecto diferenciado de las isoformas de carga, sobre la producción cuantitativa de AMPc por unidad de LH inmunoreactiva.

  10. Hepatoma-Targeted Radionuclide Immune Albumin Nanospheres: (131)I-antiAFPMcAb-GCV-BSA-NPs.

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    Lin, Mei; Huang, Junxing; Zhang, Dongsheng; Jiang, Xingmao; Zhang, Jia; Yu, Hong; Xiao, Yanhong; Shi, Yujuan; Guo, Ting

    2016-01-01

    An effective strategy has been developed for synthesis of radionuclide immune albumin nanospheres ((131)I-antiAFPMcAb-GCV-BSA-NPs). In vitro as well as in vivo targeting of (131)I-antiAFPMcAb-GCV-BSA-NPs to AFP-positive hepatoma was examined. In cultured HepG2 cells, the uptake and retention rates of (131)I-antiAFPMcAb-GCV-BSA-NPs were remarkably higher than those of (131)I alone. As well, the uptake rate and retention ratios of (131)I-antiAFPMcAb-GCV-BSA-NPs in AFP-positive HepG2 cells were also significantly higher than those in AFP-negative HEK293 cells. Compared to (131)I alone, (131)I-antiAFPMcAb-GCV-BSA-NPs were much more easily taken in and retained by hepatoma tissue, with a much higher T/NT. Due to good drug-loading, high encapsulation ratio, and highly selective affinity for AFP-positive tumors, the (131)I-antiAFPMcAb-GCV-BSA-NPs are promising for further effective radiation-gene therapy of hepatoma.

  11. Evaluation of BSA protein release from hollow hydroxyapatite microspheres into PEG hydrogel.

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    Fu, Hailuo; Rahaman, Mohamed N; Brown, Roger F; Day, Delbert E

    2013-05-01

    Implants that simultaneously function as an osteoconductive matrix and as a device for local drug or growth factor delivery could provide an attractive system for bone regeneration. In our previous work, we prepared hollow hydroxyapatite (abbreviated HA) microspheres with a high surface area and mesoporous shell wall and studied the release of a model protein, bovine serum albumin (BSA), from the microspheres into phosphate-buffered saline (PBS). The present work is an extension of our previous work to study the release of BSA from similar HA microspheres into a biocompatible hydrogel, poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG). BSA-loaded HA microspheres were placed in a PEG solution which was rapidly gelled using ultraviolet radiation. The BSA release rate into the PEG hydrogel, measured using a spectrophotometric method, was slower than into PBS, and it was dependent on the initial BSA loading and on the microstructure of the microsphere shell wall. A total of 35-40% of the BSA initially loaded into the microspheres was released into PEG over ~14 days. The results indicate that these hollow HA microspheres have promising potential as an osteoconductive device for local drug or growth factor delivery in bone regeneration and in the treatment of bone diseases.

  12. Conditions for liposome adsorption and bilayer formation on BSA passivated solid supports.

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    Silva-López, Elsa I; Edens, Lance E; Barden, Adam O; Keller, David J; Brozik, James A

    2014-10-01

    Planar solid supported lipid membranes that include an intervening bovine serum albumen (BSA) cushion can greatly reduce undesirable interactions between reconstituted membrane proteins and the underlying substrate. These hetero-self-assemblies reduce frictional coupling by shielding reconstituted membrane proteins from the strong surface charge of the underlying substrate, thereby preventing them from strongly sticking to the substrate themselves. The motivation for this work is to describe the conditions necessary for liposome adsorption and bilayer formation on these hetero-self-assemblies. Described here are experiments that show that the state of BSA is critically important to whether a lipid bilayer is formed or intact liposomes are adsorbed to the BSA passivated surface. It is shown that a smooth layer of native BSA will readily promote lipid bilayer formation while BSA that has been denatured either chemically or by heat will not. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) and fluorescence microscopy was used to characterize the surfaces of native, heat denatured, and chemically reduced BSA. The mobility of several zwitterionic and negatively charged lipid combinations has been measured using fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP). From these measurements diffusion constants and percent recoveries have been determined and tabulated. The effect of high concentrations of beta-mercaptoethanol (β-ME) on liposome formation as well as bilayer formation was also explored.

  13. Interaction and sonodynamic damage activity of acridine red (AD-R) to bovine serum albumin (BSA)

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    Chen, Dandan; Xie, Jinhui; Wu, Qiong; Fan, Ping; Wang, Jun, E-mail: wangjun888tg@126.com

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    The sonodynamic therapy (SDT) has become an attractive antitumor treatment method in recent years, but the selection of sonosensitizer, mechanism of damage biomolecule and kind of reactive oxygen species (ROS) generated during sonodynamic process have not been investigated in detail. In this paper, the acridine red (AD-R), as a sonosensitizer, combining with ultrasonic irradiation to damage bovine serum albumin (BSA) was investigated. At first, the interaction of AD-R to BSA molecules in aqueous solution was studied by fluorescence spectroscopy. As judged from the experimental results, the quenching mechanism of BSA fluorescence belongs to a static process. Synchronous fluorescence spectra demonstrate that the binding and damage sites to BSA molecules are mainly on the tryptophan residues. The generation and kind of generated ROS were also estimated by the method of oxidation and extraction photometry. This paper may offer some valuable references for the study of the sonodynamic activity and application of AD-R in SDT for tumor treatment. - Highlights: ●Acridine red (AD-R) is used to study interaction with BSA. ●Spectroscopy is used to study sonodynamic damage activity of AD-R to BSA. ●Generation of ROS caused by AD-R under ultrasonic irradiation was determined.

  14. Spectroscopic characterization and docking studies of ZnO nanoparticle modified with BSA

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    Ledesma, Ana E.; Chemes, Doly María; Frías, María de los Angeles; Guauque Torres, Maria del Pilar

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    Nanoparticles (NP) into a biological environment are an interesting topic for diagnosis and therapy in applications for medicine or environment and the knowledge about this interaction is important from the perspective of safe use of nanomaterials. In the current study, we characterized the type of interaction and the orientation of bovine serum albumin (BSA) adsorbed on ZnO nanoparticle surfaces as a function of size, using molecular docking. To probe experimentally different theoretical hypothesis about the interaction, ZnO-NPs were prepared in aqueous solution, and then were bioconjugated with BSA. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Raman spectroscopy confirm the spherical shape of NP and the irreversible adsorption of BSA on NP surface. Raman and Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) reveal that BSA interaction with ZnO nanoparticle produced a conformational rearrangement into protein, observing changes in Tyr and Trp environment, a minor percentage of α-helix structure and a more extended chain. The fluorescence analysis demonstrated that when BSA concentration higher than 30 μM is used the signal due to the self-oligomerization of protein overlaps with the ZnO nanoparticle emission. The results predicted that the most probable interaction site is near to domain IB and IIA and ionic interactions are the major responsible for the binding. Thermal stability studies reveals that the denaturalization temperature of BSA increase from 57 °C to 65 °C in presence of ZnO NP and their esterase-like activity was improved.

  15. Avaliação da infecção experimental por Neospora caninum em fêmeas bubalinas e bovinas, no terço inicial da gestação

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    Neospora caninum é um protozoário parasita de grande importância em todo o mundo, sendo considerado a principal causa de abortamento bovino em algumas localidades. Enquanto a implicação deste parasita em distúrbios reprodutivos na espécie bovina seja conhecida, as informações disponíveis com a espécie bubalina são escassas. Este estudo avaliou e comparou as consequências da infecção experimental por N. caninum em búfalas e vacas, no estágio inicial da gestação, o de maior importância no que s...

  16. Comparação entre substitutos osseos de origem bovina sobre o processo de regeneração ossea guiada em defeitos perimplantares : analise histologica e histometrica em tibia de cães

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    O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar, através de análise histológica e histométrica a interferência da matriz óssea bovina desmineralizada e da proteína óssea morfogenética no processo de regeneração óssea guiada em defeitos perimplantares. Para isso foram instalados três implantes em cada tíbia de quatro cães, sendo que dois cães foram sacrificados no 21°, e dois no 42° dias pós-operatório. Foi confeccionado um defeito perimplantar a cada implante, que foram preenchidos e recobertos com...

  17. Comparação entre substitutos osseos de origem bovina sobre o processo de regeneração ossea guiada em defeitos perimplantares : analise histologica e histometrica em tibia de cães

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    Resumo: O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar, através de análise histológica e histométrica a interferência da matriz óssea bovina desmineralizada e da proteína óssea morfogenética no processo de regeneração óssea guiada em defeitos perimplantares. Para isso foram instalados três implantes em cada tíbia de quatro cães, sendo que dois cães foram sacrificados no 21°, e dois no 42° dias pós-operatório. Foi confeccionado um defeito perimplantar a cada implante, que foram preenchidos e recober...

  18. Avaliação clínica e hemodinâmica periparto de fêmeas bovinas da raça Holandesa em diferentes condições obstétricas

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    As distocias na espécie bovina são normalmente corrigidas por manobras obstétricas, sendo a extração forçada um procedimento obstétrico de risco, podendo causar injúrias tanto maternas quanto fetais. Partos induzidos com administração de ocitocina exógena nas inércias uterinas podem levar ao comprometimento fetal pela hipotensão e bradicardia materna, pois a ocitocina participa de regulações endócrinas e neuroendócrinas de órgãos como o coração e rins. O objetivo deste estudo foi comparar as ...

  19. Seroprevalencia de rinotraqueitis infecciosa bovina en hatos lecheros de Toca – Boyacá

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar la Seroprevalencia de rinotraqueitis infecciosa bovina (IBR en hatos lecheros del municipio de Toca – Boyacá. Materiales y métodos. Se recolectaron 80 muestras de sangre de hembras bovinas que estuvieran en producción, o que dentro de su historial reportaran un parto, especificando datos de cada una, identificación, edad, número de partos, problemas reproductivos que presentaban y el tipo de alteración reproductiva. Las muestras de suero fueron procesadas para determinar la presencia de anticuerpos de la enfermedad. Resultados. La seroprevalencia para IBR, en el municipio de Toca - Boyacá, fue de 35.65%, distribuida así: 17.9% en ejemplares entre 24-60 meses, 60.7% en animales de entre 72-108 meses y 21.4% en animales mayores de 109 meses; la prueba fue positiva en 32% de las vacas con problemas reproductivos (n=8, en 1.25% (n=1 de la muestra se registró antecedente de aborto y prueba positiva. Conclusiones. El presente trabajo constituye el primer reporte de análisis de esta enfermedad en el municipio de Toca-Boyacá, que demuestra la presencia de la enfermedad en la zona. Simultáneamente, se plantea que esta afección pueda ser uno de los posibles factores de riesgo que afecta la rentabilidad económica de las producciones lecheras.

  20. O comércio potencial brasileiro de carne bovina no contexto de integração regional

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    Luciane da Silva Rubin

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    Full Text Available Este estudo analisa o potencial exportador do setor brasileiro de carne bovina frente à suposição de futuros acordos de integração regional. Os países ou blocos escolhidos são: União Européia (UE, Acordo de Livre Comércio da América do Norte (Nafta, Comunidade dos Estados Independentes (CEI, República Popular da China (RPC e Japão. Para analisar o potencial exportador do setor de carnes, foram desenvolvidos quatro generalizações metodológicas: o potencial importador dos países, o cálculo da evolução do Índice de Vantagem Revelada das Exportações do Brasil e de seus principais concorrentes, pesquisa bibliográfica das principais barreiras existentes e cálculo do Índice de Orientação Regional. Os resultados, quanto ao potencial importador, indicam que a União Européia (UE constitui-se altamente atrativo para a carne bovina. Os resultados do cálculo das vantagens comparativas revelaram que o Brasil tem alta e crescente competitividade no setor de carnes para o período 1990 a 2003. Quanto aos concorrentes no interior de cada bloco ou país, a União Européia é que apresentou o maior concorrente. Quanto às barreiras impostas, estas revelaram ser, de modo geral, extremamente elevadas e, em alguns casos, impeditivas. Portanto, o setor brasileiro de carnes teria muito a ganhar caso fossem eliminadas tais barreiras. Enfim, na última relação, constata-se alto grau de aceitação das exportações brasileiras de carne bovina àqueles blocos que não têm barreiras sanitárias impeditivas. Contudo, ao cruzar os resultados para o setor, observa-se que, a partir da efetivação de acordos de livre comércio inter-regionais, via Mercosul, ou por acordos bilaterais, com os blocos ou países em estudo, estes trarão ganhos efetivos para o setor brasileiro de carnes.This study analyses the Brazilian beef exportation potential considering the supposition of future agreements of regional integration. The countries or blocks that

  1. Padronização da técnica de imunoperoxidase para detecção do vírus da diarréia bovina a vírus em cultura de células: Standardization of immunoperoxidase test to detection bovine viral diarrhea virus in cell culture

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    G.I. Andrade

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo a padronização do ensaio de imunoperoxidase em monocamada de células (IPM para o diagnóstico etiológico da diarréia bovina a vírus (DBV. O teste foi padronizado em monocamada de cultivo primário de pulmão fetal bovino (PFB inoculada com as amostras clássicas, citopatogênica (CP e não citopatogênica (NCP, do vírus da DBV e testado em amostras biológicas suspeitas processadas no teste clássico de isolamento viral (IV. O método de IPM identificou o vírus da DBV, apresentando melhores resultados com a utilização do calor como agente fixador, a soroalbumina bovina a 4% em PBS como bloqueador e a revelação com o cromógeno 3-amino-9-etil-carbazol (AEC. Como anticorpos primários, tanto o anticorpo policlonal como o monoclonal forneceram bons resultados.The aim of this study was to standardize the immunoperoxidase in cell monolayer assay (IPMA for the etiological diagnosis of bovine viral diarrhea (BVD. The method was standardized in monolayer of primary bovine fetal lung culture inoculated with cytophatic and non-cytophatic classical strains of BVD virus and tested using samples that were considered suspected in the classical technique of viral isolation. The IPMA successfully identified BVD virus and presented better results when heat was used for fixation, BSA 4% solution in PBS was used for blocking and AEC chromogen was used for revelation. Both monoclonal and polycloral antibodies gave good results when used as primary antibodies.

  2. Caracterização de biótipos de Staphylococcus aureus isolados de mastite bovina Biotyping of Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from bovine mastitis

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    M.A.V.P. Brito

    2000-10-01

    Full Text Available Duzentos e dezoito amostras de Staphylococcus aureus, isoladas de infecção intramamária de vacas de 44 rebanhos leiteiros, foram classificadas em biótipos de acordo com os testes de produção de estafiloquinase (K, beta-hemolisina (beta , coagulação do plasma bovino (Pl e crescimento na presença de cristal violeta (CV. As amostras foram distribuídas em 10 biótipos e 63 delas foram classificadas nas ecovariedades bovina (35, ovina (17, aviária (10 e humana (1 e 155 não apresentaram características específicas de hospedeiro. Estas últimas podem ser isoladas de homem, cabra, coelho, suíno, alimentos e de mastite bovina. O biótipo 1, encontrado com maior freqüência (37,2%, apresentou o padrão K (-, beta (+, Pl (- e CV (azul. Em sete rebanhos nos quais se examinaram 10 ou mais amostras, verificou-se que, apesar da ocorrência simultânea de mais de um biótipo por rebanho, houve predominância de um sobre os demais.Two hundred and eighteen strains of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from bovine intramammary infections, obtained from 44 different dairy herds, were classified in biotypes based on staphylokinase (K and beta-haemolysin (beta production, bovine plasma coagulation (Pl and growth on crystal violet agar (CV. The strains were assigned to 10 different types, with 63 in the bovine (35, ovine (17, poultry (10 and human (1 ecovars and 155 in non-host specific biotypes. The latter can be isolated from man, goat, rabbit, pig, food, and bovine mastitis. The biotype 1, with reaction pattern K (-, beta (+, Pl (- and CV (blue, was the most frequently found (37,2%. From seven herds ten or more strains were examined. It was found that in spite of the presence of different biotypes per herd, there was always one prevalent biotype.

  3. Neoplasmas da bexiga associados à hematúria enzoótica bovina Urinary bladder neoplasms associated with bovine enzootic hematuria

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    Marione de Albuquerque Moreira Souto

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Relatam-se três casos de hematúria enzoótica bovina (HEB em animais provenientes do município de Jaguari, RS, Brasil. As pastagens de todas as propriedades de origem estavam altamente infestadas por samambaia (Pteridium aquilinum. Três bovinos, com idades entre 4 e 7 anos, apresentaram sinais clínicos que incluíam emagrecimento progressivo, hematúria intermitente e palidez das mucosas. As principais lesões foram observadas na bexiga e consistiam de três tipos de neoplasmas: hemangioma capilar, hemangiossarcoma e carcinoma de células escamosas. A epidemiologia, os sinais clínicos e as lesões macroscópicas e microscópicas observadas nos três bovinos são consistentes com o diagnóstico de HEB.Three cases of bovine enzootic hematuria (BHE are described in cattle from the municipality of Jaguari, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The pastures of all affected farms were highly infested with bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum. Three 4-7-year-old bovine had clinical signs of progressive weight loss, intermittent hematuria, and mucosal pallor. The main lesions were observed in the urinary bladder and consisted of three types of neoplasms: capillary hemangioma, hemangiosarcoma, and squamous cell carcinoma. The epidemiology, the clinical signs, and the gross and microscopic lesions observed in all three bovine were of BHE.

  4. Structural influence of graft and block polycations on the adsorption of BSA.

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    Zhang, Li; Jin, Fengmin; Zhang, Tingbin; Zhang, Ling; Xing, Jinfeng

    2016-04-01

    Protein adsorption is considered as an important factor for the low transfection efficiency of polycations in vivo. In this study, two typical polycations of equal molecular weight with different structures were chosen to investigate their adsorption on bovine serum albumin (BSA), including the block copolymer named poly (N-vinylpyrrolidone)-b-poly (2-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate) (PVP-b-PDMAEMA, i.e. PbP) and graft copolymer named PVP-g-PDMAEMA (PgP), respectively. Fluorescence spectroscopy was used to confirm the binding constants and binding sites between polycations and BSA in static state. The binding constants were 4.1×10(4)M(-1) vs 8.3×10(4)M(-1) and binding sites were 0.3 vs 1.1 for PbP and PgP, respectively, indicating PgP had stronger binding affinity with BSA. Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) was used to study the dynamical non-specific interaction between BSA and polycations as well as the polyplexes. The numbers of both PbP and PgP adsorbed on BSA increased with concentration of polycations increasing, and the number of PgP adsorbed on BSA is higher compared with PbP when their concentration is low. When their concentration is high, the number of PbP adsorbed on BSA is more than that of PgP. However, PgP/DNA polyplexes showed higher adsorption amount compared with PbP/DNA polyplexes at different N/P ratios.

  5. Suppressing the cytotoxicity of CuO nanoparticles by uptake of curcumin/BSA particles

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    Zhang, Wenjing; Jiang, Pengfei; Chen, Ying; Luo, Peihua; Li, Guanqun; Zheng, Botuo; Chen, Wei; Mao, Zhengwei; Gao, Changyou

    2016-05-01

    The adverse effects of metal-based nanoparticles on human beings and the environment have received extensive attention recently. It is urgently required to develop a simple and effective method to suppress the toxicity of metal-based nanomaterials. In this study, a hydrophobic antioxidant and a chelation agent curcumin (CUR) were encapsulated into bovine serum albumin (BSA) particles by a simple co-precipitation method, and followed by glutaraldehyde cross-linking. The CUR/BSA particles had an average size of 300 nm in diameter with a negatively charged surface and sustained curcumin release properties. The cellular uptake and cytotoxicity of CUR/BSA particles were followed on A549 cells, HepG2 cells and RAW264.7 cells. The CUR/BSA particles had higher intracellular accumulation and lower cytotoxicity compared with the free curcumin at the same drug concentration. The CUR/BSA particles could suppress the cytotoxicity generated by CuO nanoparticles as a result of decrease of both the intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) level and Cu2+ concentration, while the free curcumin did not show any obvious detoxicating effect. The detoxicating effects of CUR/BSA particles were further studied in an intratracheal instillation model in vivo, demonstrating significant reduction of toxicity and inflammatory response in rat lungs induced by CuO nanoparticles. The concept-proving study demonstrates the potential of the CUR/BSA particles in suppressing cytotoxicity of metal-based nanomaterials, which is a paramount requirement for the safe application of nanotechnology.

  6. Probing into the binding interaction between medroxyprogesterone acetate and bovine serum albumin (BSA): spectroscopic and molecular docking methods.

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    Fang, Fang; Pan, Dong-Qi; Qiu, Min-Jie; Liu, Ting-Ting; Jiang, Min; Wang, Qi; Shi, Jie-Hua

    2016-09-01

    To further understand the mechanism of action and pharmacokinetics of medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), the binding interaction of MPA with bovine serum albumin (BSA) under simulated physiological conditions (pH 7.4) was studied using fluorescence emission spectroscopy, synchronous fluorescence spectroscopy, circular dichroism and molecular docking methods. The experimental results reveal that the fluorescence of BSA quenches due to the formation of MPA-BSA complex. The number of binding sites (n) and the binding constant for MPA-BSA complex are ~1 and 4.6 × 10(3)  M(-1) at 310 K, respectively. However, it can be concluded that the binding process of MPA with BSA is spontaneous and the main interaction forces between MPA and BSA are van der Waals force and hydrogen bonding interaction due to the negative values of ΔG(0) , ΔH(0) and ΔS(0) in the binding process of MPA with BSA. MPA prefers binding on the hydrophobic cavity in subdomain IIIA (site II'') of BSA resulting in a slight change in the conformation of BSA, but BSA retaining the α-helix structure. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  7. A comparison of the physical properties of ultrasonically synthesized lysozyme- and BSA-shelled microbubbles.

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    Vong, Fiona; Son, Younggyu; Bhuiyan, Sadia; Zhou, Meifang; Cavalieri, Francesca; Ashokkumar, Muthupandian

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    Ultrasonic technique has been used for synthesising protein microspheres possessing specific physical and functional properties. Various proteins have been used as shell materials under different experimental conditions. In previous studies, thermal or chemical denaturation of the proteins was used to obtain stable bovine-serum albumin (BSA) and lysozyme microbubbles (MBs), respectively. It is ideal to establish a generic procedure to synthesise microspheres irrespective of the nature of the protein. In order to see if a generic procedure can be established, ultrasonic synthesis of lysozyme and BSA MBs was carried out under similar experimental conditions and their properties were evaluated. The size, size distribution and the stability of the MBs were significantly different for the lysozyme and BSA MBs. The size and size distribution of the lysozyme coated MBs were larger than BSA bubbles. The mechanical strength of MBs against the shear forces, generated when irradiated by high frequency ultrasound, was studied using pulsed-sonoluminescence (SL). This study indicated that lysozyme MBs were significantly more stable than BSA MBs. An increase in mechanical strength of the MBs may lead to an increase in their storage lifetime and stability against gas diffusion. Possible reasons for such observations have been discussed.

  8. Cytotoxicity of BSA-Stabilized Gold Nanoclusters: In Vitro and In Vivo Study.

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    Dong, Liyun; Li, Mulin; Zhang, Song; Li, Jun; Shen, Guanxin; Tu, Yating; Zhu, Jintao; Tao, Juan

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    Gold nanoclusters (Au NCs) are one of the most promising fluorescent nanomaterials for bioimaging, targeting, and cancer therapy due to their tunable optical properties, yet their biocompatibility still remains unclear. Herein, the cytotoxicity of bovine serum albumin (BSA)-stabilized Au NCs is studied by using three tumor cell lines and two normal cell lines. The results indicate that Au NCs induce the decline of cell viabilities of different cell lines to varying degrees in a dose- and time-dependent manner, and umbilical vein endothelial cells which had a higher intake of Au NCs than melanoma cells show more toxicity. Addition of free BSA to BSA-Au NCs solutions can relieve the cytotoxicity, implying that BSA can prevent cell damage. Moreover, Au NCs increase intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, further causing cell apoptosis. Furthermore, N-acetylcysteine, a ROS scavenger, partially reverses Au NCs-induced cell apoptosis and cytotoxicity, indicating that ROS might be one of the primary reasons for the toxicity of BSA-Au NCs. Surprisingly, Au NCs with concentrations of 5 and 20 nM significantly inhibit tumor growth in the xenograft mice model of human liver cancer, which might provide a new avenue for the design of anti-cancer drug delivery vehicles.

  9. Metformin-loaded BSA nanoparticles in cancer therapy: a new perspective for an old antidiabetic drug.

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    Jose, Pinkybel; Sundar, K; Anjali, C H; Ravindran, Aswathy

    2015-03-01

    Clinical and experimental data suggest that there is a strong association between type II diabetic mellitus and pancreatic cancer. The present study focuses on exploring the anticancer and antidiabetic properties of metformin-loaded bovine serum albumin nanoparticles (BSA NPs) on (MiaPaCa-2) pancreatic carcinoma cell lines. Albumin nanoparticles were synthesized using coacervation method and the average size of the particles was found to be 97 nm. The particles were stable and showed a spherical morphology with narrow size distribution. We investigated the impact of two stages characterized in type II diabetes mellitus (hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia) on the proliferation of MiaPaCa-2 cells and compared the inhibitory effects of bare metformin to that of MET-BSA NPs. Further, different concentrations of insulin and glucose were added along with bare metformin, bare BSA, and metformin encapsulated BSA carrier on MiaPaCa-2 cells to check the strong association between type II diabetes and pancreatic cancer. The results revealed that MET-BSA NPs showed more toxicity when compared with drug and carrier individually.

  10. The impact of skin viability on drug metabolism and permeation -- BSA toxicity on primary keratinocytes.

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    Haberland, A; Schreiber, S; Maia, C Santos; Rübbelke, M K; Schaller, M; Korting, H C; Kleuser, B; Schimke, I; Schäfer-Korting, M

    2006-04-01

    For testing cutaneous absorption of drugs, ingredients of cosmetics and also for risk assessment of industrial compounds predictable in vitro test protocols are under investigation using excised skin or reconstructed human epidermis. Since the metabolizing enzymes expressed by viable skin can influence the absorption behaviour of substances by changing their structure and thereby their physicochemical characteristics, the metabolic capacity should be considered in the design of the test protocols of compounds susceptible to metabolism. Then data, generated using viable reconstructed epidermis may reflect the in vivo situation. Interestingly, bovine serum albumin (BSA) commonly used in receptor media in permeation studies to facilitate solubility of highly lipophilic substances strongly inhibited the metabolism of topically applied prednicarbate in reconstructed epidermis. Here, we show that 5% BSA is toxic to reconstructed epidermis and keratinocytes which was consistent with the earlier findings. While media toxicity (deficiency media) was at least partly the cause of both apoptotic and necrotic processes in keratinocytes, BSA only slightly increased the rate of necrotic cells. Moreover, caspase inhibitors did not reduce BSA toxicity. Yet, the results show that BSA toxicity on keratinocytes has to be carefully considered if this protein is used in permeation studies with reconstructed epidermis.

  11. Irradiation as an alternative route for protein crosslinking: Cosolvent free BSA nanoparticles

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    Varca, Gustavo H. C.; Queiroz, Rodrigo G.; Lugão, Ademar B.

    2016-07-01

    Recent studies reported the development of protein-based nanoparticles by the use of ɣ-irradiation for the production of advanced drug carriers and biomaterials at nanolevel. Basically, the technique combines protein aggregation by means of protein desolvation using a cosolvent, followed by crosslinking using irradiation. We hereby report the effect irradiation dose over the development of protein-based nanoparticles combined or not with cosolvents. BSA was used as a model protein and the samples were irradiated in phosphate buffer (pH=7.2) using a gammacell in absence or presence of ethanol or methanol at 30% and 40% (v/v) respectively. The irradiation dose effect was evaluated following the exposition of BSA to 2.5, 5, 7.5 and 10 kGy over particle size and protein crosslinking, as determined by photon correlation microscopy and fluorescence measurements. Optimized effects were achieved at 10 kGy, under the assayed dose range, with regard to higher particle size and protein crosslinking levels. The use of irradiation was suitable for the synthesis of BSA nanoparticles and tuning of particle size was achieved by controlling the absorbed dose. While the use of ethanol provided an additional control over BSA particle size if compared to the use of methanol at the concentrations assayed, the possibility to perform BSA crosslinking in absence of cosolvents unraveled a novel one-step procedure for the synthesis of protein nanoparticles with no toxicity generated by the use of cosolvents or monomers.

  12. Characterizing the binding interaction between antimalarial artemether (AMT) and bovine serum albumin (BSA): Spectroscopic and molecular docking methods.

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    Shi, Jie-Hua; Pan, Dong-Qi; Wang, Xiou-Xiou; Liu, Ting-Ting; Jiang, Min; Wang, Qi

    2016-09-01

    Artemether (AMT), a peroxide sesquiterpenoides, has been widely used as an antimalarial for the treatment of multiple drug-resistant strains of plasmodium falciparum malaria. In this work, the binding interaction of AMT with bovine serum albumin (BSA) under the imitated physiological conditions (pH7.4) was investigated by UV spectroscopy, fluorescence emission spectroscopy, synchronous fluorescence spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), circular dichroism (CD), three-dimensional fluorescence spectroscopy and molecular docking methods. The experimental results indicated that there was a change in UV absorption of BSA along with a slight red shift of absorption wavelength, indicating that the interaction of AMT with BSA occurred. The intrinsic fluorescence of BSA was quenched by AMT due to the formation of AMT-BSA complex. The number of binding sites (n) and binding constant of AMT-BSA complex were about 1 and 2.63×10(3)M(-1) at 298K, respectively, suggesting that there was stronger binding interaction of AMT with BSA. Based on the analysis of the signs and magnitudes of the free energy change (ΔG(0)), enthalpic change (ΔH(0)) and entropic change (ΔS(0)) in the binding process, it can be concluded that the binding of AMT with BSA was enthalpy-driven process due to |ΔH°|>|TΔS°|. The results of experiment and molecular docking confirmed the main interaction forces between AMT and BSA were van der Waals force. And, there was a slight change in the BSA conformation after binding AMT but BSA still retains its secondary structure α-helicity. However, it had been confirmed that AMT binds on the interface between sub-domain IIA and IIB of BSA.

  13. Pérdidas económicas ocasionadas por la mastitis bovina en la industria lechera

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    CC Bedolla; MER Ponce de León

    2008-01-01

    El objetivo del presente trabajo fue hacer una revisión bibliográfica sobre las pérdidas económicas que ocasiona la mastitis bovina en la industria lechera en el Mundo, en México y Michoacán. La mastitis es considerada la enfermedad infecciosa más costosa de las vacas lecheras debido a que induce a una disminución en la producción del 4 al 30% de leche y baja su calidad, además de incrementar los costos del cuidado de la salud del hato y un desecho prematuro de animales genéticamente mejorado...

  14. Systemic bovine tuberculosis: a case report/ Tuberculose bovina sistêmica: um relato de caso

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    Selwyn Arlington Headley

    2002-05-01

    Full Text Available Gross and histopathological lesions associated with Mycobacterium bovis in an ox are described. Differential diagnoses of frequently occurring gross lesions in cattle that could be easily confused with bovine tuberculosis are discussed, and a comparative analysis of M. bovis induced tuberculosis lesions in wildlife is made.Alterações macroscópicas e histopatológicas associadas a Mycobacterium bovis são descritas em um bovino. O diagnóstico diferencial de lesões macroscópicas mais freqüentemente encontradas em bovinos que podem ser confundidas com a tuberculose bovina é discutida. Uma análise comparativa de lesões induzidas por M. bovis em animais silvestres foi realizada.

  15. Suplementacion de minerales en la produccion bovina – Mineral supplementation for cattle production

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    Arcesio Salamanca

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    Full Text Available ResumenSe hace una revisión de las deficiencias de minerales en los suelos y su relación con la planta y el animal, evidencias en las pajas nativas de la sabana inundable del Departamento de Arauca, de la importancia de los minerales en la alimentación bovina, de algunos resultados de investigación y de las convicciones productivas al suplementar a los bovinos con sales mineralizadas SummaryA review of mineral deficiencies in soils and its relation to plant and animal evidence in the native straw flooded savanna of the Department of Arauca, the importance of mineral in the diet of cattle, some results research and belief productive to supplement the cattle with mineral salts.

  16. Fatores de virulência em linhagens de Escherichia coli isoladas de mastite bovina

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    Ribeiro,M.G.; E.O. Costa; Leite, D.S.; H Langoni; Garino Júnior,F.; Victória,C.; F.J.P. Listoni

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    Avaliou-se a ocorrência de fatores de virulência e do sorotipo O157:H7 em 120 linhagens de Escherichia coli, isoladas de 80 casos de mastite clínica bovina e 40 de mastite subclínica. Verificou-se alfa-hemolisina em oito (6,7%) linhagens, isoladas de cinco casos de mastite clínica e três de mastite subclínica e em nenhuma das estirpes detectou-se enteroemolisina. A presença de sideróforos foi encontrada em 11 (9,2%) linhagens, sete de mastite clínica e quatro de subclínica. Em duas (1,7%) est...

  17. Rapid Screening and Identification of BSA Bound Ligands from Radix astragali Using BSA Immobilized Magnetic Nanoparticles Coupled with HPLC-MS

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    Liangliang Liu

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    Full Text Available Radix astragali is widely used either as a single herb or as a collection of herbs in a complex prescription in China. In this study, bovine serum albumin functionalized magnetic nanoparticles (BSA-MN coupled with high performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS were used to screen and identify bound ligands from the n-butanol part of a Radix astragali extract. The prepared BSA-MN showed sufficient magnetic response for the separation with an ordinary magnet and satisfied reusability. Fundamental parameters affecting the preparation of BSA-MN and the screening efficiency were studied and optimized. Under the optimum conditions, four bound ligands were screened out from the n-butanol part of a Radix astragali extract and identified as genistin (1, calycosin-7-O-β-d-glucoside (2, ononin (3 and formononetin (4. This effective method could be widely applied for rapid screening and identification of active compounds from complex mixtures without the need for preparative isolation.

  18. In situ synthesized BSA capped gold nanoparticles: Effective carrier of anticancer drug Methotrexate to MCF-7 breast cancer cells

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    Murawala, Priyanka [Physical and Materials Chemistry Division, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune 411008 (India); Tirmale, Amruta [Physical and Materials Chemistry Division, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune 411008 (India); National Centre for Cell Science, NCCS, Pune 411007 (India); Shiras, Anjali, E-mail: anjalishiras@nccs.res.in [National Centre for Cell Science, NCCS, Pune 411007 (India); Prasad, B.L.V., E-mail: pl.bhagavatula@ncl.res.in [Physical and Materials Chemistry Division, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune 411008 (India)

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    The proficiency of MTX loaded BSA capped gold nanoparticles (Au-BSA-MTX) in inhibiting the proliferation of breast cancer cells MCF-7 as compared to the free drug Methotrexate (MTX) is demonstrated based on MTT and Ki-67 proliferation assays. In addition, DNA ladder gel electrophoresis studies, flow cytometry and TUNEL assay confirmed the induction of apoptosis by MTX and Au-BSA-MTX in MCF-7 cells. Notably, Au-BSA-MTX was found to have higher cytotoxicity on MCF-7 cells compared with an equivalent dose of free MTX. The enhanced activity is attributed to the preferential uptake of Au-BSA-MTX particles by MCF-7 cells due to the presence of BSA that acts as a source of nutrient and energy to the rapidly proliferating MCF-7 cells. Moreover, the targeting ability of the drug MTX to the over expressed folate receptors on MCF-7 cells also contributes to the enhanced uptake and activity. Taken together, these results unveil that Au-BSA-MTX could be more effective than free drug for cancer treatment. - Highlights: • Gold nanoparticles prepared using bovine serum albumin as a reducing and capping agent. • These gold nanoparticles are extremely stable under strong electrolyte and pH conditions. • The anticancer drug methotrexate has been loaded on the Au-BSA nanoparticles. • Due to BSA loading these are taken up by cancerous cells preferentially. • Better proficiency in inhibiting MCF-7 cells as compared to the free drug Methotrexate is demonstrated.

  19. A selective, long-lived deep-red emissive ruthenium(II) polypyridine complexes for the detection of BSA.

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    Babu, Eththilu; Muthu Mareeswaran, Paulpandian; Singaravadivel, Subramanian; Bhuvaneswari, Jayaraman; Rajagopal, Seenivasan

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    A selective, label free luminescence sensor for bovine serum albumin (BSA) is investigated using ruthenium(II) complexes over the other proteins. Interaction between BSA and ruthenium(II) complexes has been studied using absorption, emission, excited state lifetime and circular dichroism (CD) spectral techniques. The luminescence intensity of ruthenium(II) complexes (I and II), has enhanced at 602 and 613 nm with a large hypsochromic shift of 18 and 5 nm respectively upon addition of BSA. The mode of binding of ruthenium(II) complexes with BSA has analyzed using computational docking studies.

  20. Characterization of Silver/Bovine Serum Albumin (Ag/BSA) nanoparticles structure: morphological, compositional, and interaction studies.

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    Gebregeorgis, A; Bhan, C; Wilson, O; Raghavan, D

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    The primary objective of this study was to elucidate the structure of protein conjugated silver nanoparticles prepared by chemical reduction of AgNO(3) and bovine serum albumin (BSA) mixture. The role of BSA in the formation of Ag/BSA nanoparticles was established by UV-Vis Spectroscopy. The association of silver with BSA in Ag/BSA nanoparticles was studied by the decrease in the intensity of absorbance peak at 278 nm in UV-Vis spectra and shift in cathodic peak potential in cyclic voltammogram. The molar ratio of silver to BSA in the Ag/BSA nanoparticles is 27:1, as ascertained by thermogravimetric analysis and atomic absorption spectrometry. Based on atomic force microscopy, dynamic light scattering and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) measurements, the average particle size of nanoparticles was found to be range of 11-15 nm. TEM image showed that the nanoparticle has two distinct phases and selected area electron diffraction pattern of nanoparticles indicated that the silver phase in Ag/BSA is fcc. X-ray photo electron spectroscopy measurements of freshly prepared and argon sputtered nanoparticles provided evidence that the outer and inner region of nanoparticles are mainly composed of BSA and silver respectively. The structural and compositional findings of nanoparticles could have a strong bearing on the bioavailability and antimicrobial activity of nanoparticles.

  1. Seroprevalencia de las infecciones por el virus Diarrea Vírica Bovina en ganado bovino en Andalucía (Seroprevalence of infection with bovine viral diarrhea virus in cattle in Andalucia

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    Gómez-Pacheco, Juan M:

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    Full Text Available ResumenSe ha realizado un estudio seroepidemiológico frente al virus de la Diarrea Vírica Bovina (vDVB en la cabaña bovina andaluza, tilizando para ello un ELISA indirecto para la detección de anticuerpos frente a una proteína altamente conservada (p80. Después de eliminar los animales vacunados, la encuesta se realizó sobre 4.768 individuos pertenecientes a 227 colectivos no vacunados frente al vDVB, mediante muestreo estadístico para un nivel de confianza del 95 por ciento. La seropositividad obtenida ha sido del 42,3 por ciento de los individuos analizados, mientras que la prevalencia estimada de rebaños seropositivos alcanzó el 70,9 por ciento. La proporción de bovinos persistentemente infectados (IPencontrada en la muestra (0,063 % de los individuos y 1,32 de los colectivos, ha sido más baja de la esperada en función de la alta seroprevalencia detectada, hecho que demuestra que la supervivencia de estos animales lógicamente está condicionada.SummaryAn epidemiological survey of the Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD on bovine farms from Andalusia Region was carried out. An indirect enzyme-linked inmunosorbent assay was used for the detection of p80 specific antibodies. After elimination of vaccinated animals, the study was performed with 4768 serum samples obtained from non vaccinated animals belonged to 227 farm selected by statistical sampling, on the population base of the official registry of bovine herds in this region. The prevalence obtained for the BVD infections in farms were 70.9 percent. This prevalence for individuals resulted in 42.3 percent. A number of Persistent Infected (PI was detected in this study (0.063% animals and 1.325% in farms frequency lower than expected according toseroprevalence obtained.

  2. Métodos de detección de la mastitis bovina (Methods of detection of the bovine mastitis)

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    Bedolla, CC; Castañeda, VH; W. Wolter

    2007-01-01

    ResumenEste artículo es una revisión bibliográfica sobre los métodos de detección de la mastitis bovina que se utilizan más comúnmente en el mundo. La mastitis bovina es la inflamación de la glándula mamaria causada por una infección por patógenos. Es una de las enfermedades más frecuentes de la producción que afecta a la industria lechera en todo el mundo. Puede presentarse de manera clínica y subclínica. La mastitis subclínica es de larga duración y es mucho más frecuente que la mastitis c...

  3. Prevalência e fatores de risco de leptospirose bovina no estado do Maranhão

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    Foram investigados a prevalência e os fatores de risco da leptospirose bovina no Estado do Maranhão. O Estado foi dividido em quatro circuitos amostrais com base em parâmetros de produção distintos que variam conforme os diferentes sistemas de produção, as práticas de manejo, a finalidade de exploração, o tamanho médio dos rebanhos e os sistemas de comercialização. Objetivou-se estudar as características epidemiológicas da leptospirose bovina no Estado do Maranhão, de modo a determinar a prev...

  4. Demanda de Carne Bovina no Mercado de Mato Grosso no Período de Jan/95 a Jul/96

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    Carlos Magno Mendes

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi de identificar as elasticidades de demanda de carne bovina no mercado mato-grossense, com dados de séries temporais para o período de 1995-96, A função de demanda foi ajustada pelo método dos mínimos quadrados ordinários, com as variáveis expressas em logaritmos. As elasticidades encontradas apresentaram sinais compatíveis com a teoria econômica e evidenciaram uma demanda elástica para a carne bovina e uma elasticidade cruzada positiva, levando a acreditar em um certo grau de substituição com a carne de frango.

  5. Exploiting BSA to Inhibit the Fibrous Aggregation of Magnetic Nanoparticles under an Alternating Magnetic Field

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    Ning Gu

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The alternating magnetic field was discovered to be capable of inducing the fibrous aggregation of magnetic nanoparticles. However, this anisotropic aggregation may be unfavorable for practical applications. Here, we reported that the adsorption of BSA (bovine serum albumin on the surfaces of magnetic nanoparticles can effectively make the fibrous aggregation of γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles turn into a more isotropic aggregation in the presence of the alternating magnetic field. Also, the heating curves with and without BSA adsorption under different pH conditions were measured to show the influence of the colloidal aggregation states on the collective calorific behavior of magnetic nanoparticles.

  6. Symmetrical and asymmetrical cyanine dyes. Synthesis, spectral properties, and BSA association study.

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    Pisoni, Diego S; Todeschini, Letícia; Borges, Antonio César A; Petzhold, Cesar L; Rodembusch, Fabiano S; Campo, Leandra F

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    New cyanines were prepared by an efficient and practical route with satisfactory overall yield from low-cost starting materials. The photophysical behavior of the cyanines was investigated using UV-vis and steady-state fluorescence in solution, as well as their association with bovine serum albumin (BSA) in phosphate buffer solution (PBS). No cyanine aggregation was observed in organic solvents or in phosphate buffer solution. The alkyl chain length in the quaternized nitrogen was shown to be fundamental for BSA detection in PBS in these dyes.

  7. Seroprevalencia del virus de la leucosis viral bovina en animales con trastornos reproductivos de Montería

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    César Betancur H.; Juan Rodas G

    2008-01-01

    Objetivo. Determinar la seroprevalencia de Leucosis Viral Bovina (LVB) en animales con trastornos reproductivos. Materiales y métodos. Se recolectaron 137 muestras de sangre de hembras con antecedentes de infertilidad, pertenecientes a 28 fincas distribuidas en el municipio de Montería; adicionalmente, se obtuvieron muestras al azar de 26 toros pertenecientes a las mismas fincas que fueron analizadas para anticuerpos contra LVB. La técnica serológica empleada fue la prueba de ELISA. Se realiz...

  8. Detección molecular del virus de la leucosis bovina: un estudio por conglomerados en Colombia

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    Giovanna Meza-Barreto

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    Full Text Available La leucosis bovina enzoótica (LBE es ocasionada por un virus de la familia Retroviridae, el virus de la leucosis bovina (VLB, que afecta bovinos de cualquier edad, sexo y raza y genera importantes pérdidas económicas. En Colombia, los pocos estudios moleculares se concentran en ganado de leche; por ello, el presente trabajo se dirigió a detectar el VLB mediante una prueba molecular de PCR en animales destinados a diferentes tipos de explotación ganadera y de diferentes regiones del país, con el propósito de evaluar la relación entre la presencia del VLB en los animales, la ubicación geográfica y el tipo de explotación bovina. De un total de 230 animales, organizados por conglomerados según la región de origen, el 22.6 % se detectó con el VLB; de estos la región Centro presentó el mayor número de animales infectados (50.7 %. En cuanto al tipo de producción, el ganado de leche fue el más susceptible a ser infectado por el VLB (50.7 %. Los resultados indican que existe una significativa relación entre la presencia molecular del virus, la ubicación geográfica de los animales y el tipo de explotación bovina, datos importantes para la planeación de programas de prevención y control de la LBE por los organismos gubernamentales de salud animal.

  9. Binding interaction of ramipril with bovine serum albumin (BSA): Insights from multi-spectroscopy and molecular docking methods.

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    Shi, Jie-Hua; Pan, Dong-Qi; Jiang, Min; Liu, Ting-Ting; Wang, Qi

    2016-11-01

    The binding interaction between a typical angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI), ramipril, and a transport protein, bovine serum albumin (BSA), was studied in vitro using UV-vis absorption spectroscopy, steady-state fluorescence spectroscopic titration, synchronous fluorescence spectroscopy, three dimensional fluorescence spectroscopy, circular dichroism and molecular docking under the imitated physiological conditions (pH=7.4). The experimental results suggested that the intrinsic fluorescence of BSA was quenched by ramipril thought a static quenching mechanism, indicating that the stable ramipril-BSA complex was formed by the intermolecular interaction. The number of binding sites (n) and binding constant of ramipril-BSA complex were about 1 and 3.50×10(4)M(-1) at 298K, respectively, suggesting that there was stronger binding interaction of ramipril with BSA. The thermodynamic parameters together with molecular docking study revealed that both van der Waal's forces and hydrogen bonding interaction dominated the formation of the ramipril-BSA complex and the binding interaction of BSA with ramipril is enthalpy-driven processes due to |ΔH°|>|TΔS°| and ΔG°<0. The spatial distance between ramipril and BSA was calculated to be 3.56nm based on Förster's non-radiative energy transfer theory. The results of the competitive displacement experiments and molecular docking confirmed that ramipril inserted into the subdomain IIA (site I) of BSA, resulting in a slight change in the conformation of BSA but BSA still retained its secondary structure α-helicity. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  10. Hernioplastia experimental em coelhos por meio de cartilagem auricular bovina conservada em glutaraldeído Rabbits experimental hernioplasty by means of bovine auricular cartilage preserved in glutaraldehyde

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    L.A.F. Silva

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    Full Text Available Avaliou-se a viabilidade do emprego da cartilagem auricular bovina conservada em glutaraldeído a 4% na hernioplastia experimental, empregando-se seis coelhos adultos, machos, da raça Nova Zelândia. Para obtenção da hérnia incisional, removeu-se um segmento elíptico de 3cm de comprimento por 1cm de largura, no ponto central à primeira incisão, envolvendo fáscia e tecido muscular, na região da cicatriz umbilical. Dois animais de cada vez foram sacrificados aos 15, 30 e 45 dias após a cirurgia. Nos sacrificados aos 15 dias, observaram-se áreas focais de inflamação, caracterizadas por abscesso e fístula. À microscopia, observou-se área de inflamação e necrose próxima à periferia do implante. Nas amostras colhidas dos animais sacrificados aos 30 dias, não foram evidenciadas alterações clínicas relevantes. Desses, um animal apresentou à microscopia intensa proliferação fibroblástica, moderada neovascularização e células inflamatórias predominantemente mononucleares. Dos sacrificados aos 45 dias, em um ocorreu aderência de alça intestinal ao implante. É possível inferir que o material implantado apresentou satisfatória compatibilidade com o tecido receptor. Conclui-se que o implante de cartilagem auricular bovina conservada na hernioplastia experimental em coelhos apresentou evidências de boa integração tecidual e cicatrização, não havendo eliminação do material implantado.The auricular cartilage preserved in 4% glutaraldehyde was used for experimental hernioplasty in six male, adult, New Zealand rabbits. To create an incision hernia, an elliptic tissue fragment three centimeter-long and one-centimeter wide was removed at a point centrally located from the first incision, embracing fascia and muscle tissue, from the area of umbilical scar. Animals were euthanized, two at a time, 15, 30, or 45 days after surgery. In the animals euthanized after 15 days focal areas of inflammation were observed

  11. Epidemiological survey of the taeniasis/cysticercosis complex in cattle farms in Viçosa County, Minas Gerais, Brazil Inquérito epidemiológico sobre o complexo teníase-cisticercose bovina no município de Viçosa, Minas Gerais

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    Tatiane O. Santos

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    Full Text Available Despite the importance of human taeniasis/bovine cysticercosis for public and animal health and the economy, its actual epidemiological status in Brazil is not well-studied. We sought to assess the epidemiological profile of this zoonosis in the rural area of Viçosa County, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The prevalence of bovine cysticercosis was 0.42%, whereas no case of human taeniasis was diagnosed. Factors favoring the persistence of zoonosis were identified. These included the supply of untreated water to animals, animals raised for slaughter without sanitary supervision, poor mechanization of raising techniques, and the use of untreated water for human consumption. Bovine meat for human consumption acquired in the city or from the farm itself was characterized as a risk factor for bovine cysticercosis (Odds Ratio (OR =16.77; pApesar da importância do complexo teníase-cisticercose bovina para a saúde pública, animal e para a economia, a realidade epidemiológica da ocorrência dessas zoonoses no Brasil é pouco conhecida. Este estudo foi realizado com o objetivo de avaliar o perfil epidemiológico desta zoonose na zona rural do município de Viçosa, MG. A prevalência encontrada de cisticercose bovina foi de 0,42%, e nenhum caso de teníase humana foi diagnosticado. Foi verificada presença de fatores favoráveis a manutenção dessa zoonose, como fornecimento de água sem tratar aos animais, criação de animais destinados ao abate sem inspeção sanitária, criação de bovinos com baixa adoção de tecnologia, e utilização de água sem tratamento. O consumo de carne bovina oriunda da propriedade e da cidade foi caracterizado como variável de risco (OR=16,77; p<0,05 para a cisticercose bovina. Apesar disso, as famílias das propriedades pesquisadas possuíam hábitos favoráveis como medida de controle para o desenvolvimento desta parasitose, como a quase ausência de esgoto a céu aberto e a ingestão de carne bovina bem passada. A

  12. 12 CFR 748.2 - Procedures for monitoring Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) compliance.

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    ... Department of Treasury, 31 CFR part 103. (b) Establishment of a BSA compliance program—(1) Program... regulations issued by the Department of the Treasury at 31 CFR part 103. The compliance program must be... Department of the Treasury at 31 CFR 103.121, which require a customer identification program to...

  13. 12 CFR 563.177 - Procedures for monitoring Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) compliance.

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    ... Treasury, 31 CFR part 103. (b) Establishment of a BSA compliance program—(1) Program requirement. Each... Department of the Treasury at 31 CFR part 103. The compliance program must be written, approved by the... at 31 CFR 103.121, which require a customer identification program to be implemented as part of...

  14. Tracing the conformational changes in BSA using FRET with environmentally-sensitive squaraine probes

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    Govor, Iryna V.; Tatarets, Anatoliy L.; Obukhova, Olena M.; Terpetschnig, Ewald A.; Gellerman, Gary; Patsenker, Leonid D.

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    A new potential method of detecting the conformational changes in hydrophobic proteins such as bovine serum albumin (BSA) is introduced. The method is based on the change in the Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) efficiency between protein-sensitive fluorescent probes. As compared to conventional FRET based methods, in this new approach the donor and acceptor dyes are not covalently linked to protein molecules. Performance of the new method is demonstrated using the protein-sensitive squaraine probes Square-634 (donor) and Square-685 (acceptor) to detect the urea-induced conformational changes of BSA. The FRET efficiency between these probes can be considered a more sensitive parameter to trace protein unfolding as compared to the changes in fluorescence intensity of each of these probes. Addition of urea followed by BSA unfolding causes a noticeable decrease in the emission intensities of these probes (factor of 5.6 for Square-634 and 3.0 for Square-685), and the FRET efficiency changes by a factor of up to 17. Compared to the conventional method the new approach therefore demonstrates to be a more sensitive way to detect the conformational changes in BSA.

  15. Production of BSA-poly(ethyl cyanoacrylate) nanoparticles as a coating material that improves wetting property

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    Alkyl cyanoacrylates have long been used for the synthesis of colloidal nanoparticles. In the involved polymerization reaction, OH- ions derived from dissociation of water have been used as an initiator. In the current research, an animal protein, bovine serum albumin (BSA) molecules were utilized a...

  16. Interactions and effects of BSA-functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes on different cell lines

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    Muzi, Laura; Tardani, Franco; La Mesa, Camillo; Bonincontro, Adalberto; Bianco, Alberto; Risuleo, Gianfranco

    2016-04-01

    Functionalized carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have shown great promise in several biomedical contexts, spanning from drug delivery to tissue regeneration. Thanks to their unique size-related properties, single-walled CNTs (SWCNTs) are particularly interesting in these fields. However, their use in nanomedicine requires a clear demonstration of their safety in terms of tissue damage, toxicity and pro-inflammatory response. Thus, a better understanding of the cytotoxicity mechanisms, the cellular interactions and the effects that these materials have on cell survival and on biological membranes is an important first step for an appropriate assessment of their biocompatibility. In this study we show how bovine serum albumin (BSA) is able to generate homogeneous and stable dispersions of SWCNTs (BSA-CNTs), suggesting their possible use in the biomedical field. On the other hand, this study wishes to shed more light on the impact and the interactions of protein-stabilized SWCNTs with two different cell types exploiting multidisciplinary techniques. We show that BSA-CNTs are efficiently taken up by cells. We also attempt to describe the effect that the interaction with cells has on the dielectric characteristics of the plasma membrane and ion flux using electrorotation. We then focus on the BSA-CNTs’ acute toxicity using different cellular models. The novel aspect of this work is the evaluation of the membrane alterations that have been poorly investigated to date.

  17. Design and Synthesis of 6α-Corticosteroid Haptens and Their Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) Conjugates

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    2003-01-01

    The site of attachment of protein carrier to corticosteroids has great influence on the specificity of produced antibody. In order to obtain highly specific and accurate antibodies for bioimmunoassay determination of cortisol, different tether lengths of 6α-corticosteroid haptens and their BSA conjugates were designed and synthesized.

  18. 12 CFR 21.21 - Procedures for monitoring Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) compliance.

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    2010-01-01

    ...) Provide for a system of internal controls to assure ongoing compliance; (2) Provide for independent... 12 Banks and Banking 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Procedures for monitoring Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) compliance. 21.21 Section 21.21 Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE...

  19. Nuclear and mitochondrial DNA markers in traceability of retail beef samples Marcadores de DNA nuclear e mitocondrial para rastreabilidade da carne bovina comercializada

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    Aline S.M. Cesar

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    ém de dados da cadeia produtiva. Em geral, a empresa certificadora dispõe das informações do animal que está sendo abatido, porém não tem condições de garantir se houve erro entre abate, desossa, processamento e a distribuição dos produtos. Existe diferenciação no custo e na qualidade dos produtos cárneos, especialmente no mercado internacional, em virtude do sexo e composição racial dos animais. Os marcadores genéticos permitem identificar as características que são controladas num programa de rastreabilidade bovina tais como sexo e composição racial, permitindo identificar e avaliar corretamente para o consumidor, o produto final. A hipótese deste estudo foi que a maioria das amostras de carne bovina vendida no mercado local seria proveniente de fêmeas e com grande participação de raças Zebu. O objetivo deste trabalho foi caracterizar amostras de carne bovina com marcadores de DNA para identificar o sexo e a composição racial. Em dez pontos comerciais da cidade de Pirasssununga, SP, Brasil, foram coletadas 61 amostras e todas foram genotipadas como possuindo DNA mitocondrial Bos taurus e 18 foram positivos para amplificação do cromossomo Y (macho. Para o marcador sat1711b-Msp I a frequência alélica do A foi 0.278 e para o marcador Lhr-Hha I a frequência alélica do T foi 0.417. Os resultados das frequências alélicas do sat1711b-Msp I e Lhr-Hha I apresentaram menor proporção do genoma Bos indicus em relação ao Bos taurus quando comparado ao rebanho Nelore. Com a metodologia descrita neste trabalho foi possível avaliar o sexo e as características de subespécie das amostras de carne bovina, tendo uma importante aplicação para a certificação de produtos cárneos especialmente, em programas de rastreabilidade animal.

  20. Sonocatalytic Damage of Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) in the Presence of Nanometer Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) Catalyst

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    Jun WANG; Jing WU; Zhao Hong ZHANG; Xiang Dong ZHANG; Lei WANG; Liang XU; Bao Dong GUO; Hong LI; Jian TONG

    2005-01-01

    The sonocatalytic damage of bovine serum albumin (BSA) was studied in the presence of nanometer titanium dioxide (TiO2) powders by low frequency (80 kHz) ultrasound. The destruction of secondary structure and change of α-helical structure of BSA were reflected by ultraviolet (UV) and circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopies.

  1. Coadsorption of IgG and BSA onto sulfonated polystyrene latex: II. Colloidal stability and immunoreactivity.

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    Peula, J M; Hidalgo-Alvarez, R; de las Nieves, F J

    1995-01-01

    The present work deals with the study of the colloidal stability and immunoreactivity of sulfonated polystyrene latex particles covered by different amounts of m-BSA and IgG/a-CRP. These proteins have been previously adsorbed onto a sulfonated latex by sequential and competitive coadsorption experiments and it was possible to obtain latex-protein particles with different degrees of coverage by each protein. The latex particles, fully or partially covered by each protein (termed latex-protein complexes), were resuspended under several conditions (different pH and ionic strength values) and their colloidal stability, vs the addition of the electrolyte was studied using turbidity measurements. This stability appeared at a high degree of coverage by BSA and at a pH in which the BSA was negatively charged. At a high degree of coverage by IgG, the latex particles were unstable at all pHs. As a final part of this work, the immunoreactivity of several complexes was studied following the changes in the turbidity after the addition of CRP antigen. Only the complexes which were colloidally stable gave detectable reactivity. However, the complexes with a relatively low degree of coverage by IgG/a-CRP gave good immunoreactivity. Therefore, the latex-protein complex properties depended on the percentage of BSA or IgG adsorbed and on the electric state of the proteins at the redispersion pH. Under specific incubation conditions, sulfonated latex covered by significant IgG/BSA percentages was obtained, which showed a high colloidal stability and good immunoreactivity.

  2. Complexes of photosensitizer and CdSe/ZnS quantum dots passivated with BSA: optical properties and intracomplex energy transfer

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    Kuznetsova, Vera; Orlova, Anna; Martynenko, Irina; Kundelev, Evgeny; Maslov, Vladimir; Fedorov, Anatoly; Baranov, Alexander; Gun'ko, Yurii

    2016-04-01

    Here we report our investigations of the formation conditions and photophysical properties of complexes between luminescent semiconducting nanoparticles (quantum dots, QDs) and the photosensitizer chlorin e6, which is widely used for the photodynamic therapy. In our complexes, bovine serum albumin (BSA), the most abundant protein in blood serum, was used as a linker between QDs and chlorin e6 molecules. The influence of BSA on the optical properties of Ce6 and QDs in complexes was properly examined using spectral-luminescent methods. It was found that BSA passivated QD surface and substantially QD quantum yield of luminescence was increased. In addition, BSA prevented the aggregation of chlorin e6 molecules in complexes with QDs. We demonstrated that the use of BSA as a linker allows to create functional QD-chlorin e6 complexes with effective photoexcitation energy transfer from QDs to the molecules.

  3. Gold nanoparticles: BSA (Bovine Serum Albumin) coating and X-ray irradiation produce variable-spectrum photoluminescence

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    Lee, Kuo-Hao [Department of Electrophysics, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan (China); Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taipei 115, Taiwan (China); Lai, Sheng-Feng [Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taipei 115, Taiwan (China); Department of Engineering Science, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan (China); Lin, Yan-Cheng; Chou, Wu-Ching [Department of Electrophysics, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan (China); Ong, Edwin B.L. [Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taipei 115, Taiwan (China); Tan, Hui-Ru [Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, 3 Research Link, 117602 (Singapore); Tok, Eng Soon [Physics Department, National University of Singapore, 117542 (Singapore); Yang, C.S. [Center for Nanomedicine, National Health Research Institutes, Miaoli 350, Taiwan (China); Margaritondo, G. [Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), CH-1015 Lausanne (Switzerland); Hwu, Y., E-mail: phhwu@sinica.edu.tw [Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taipei 115, Taiwan (China); Advanced Optoelectronic Technology Center, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan (China); Institute of Optoelectronic Sciences, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung 202, Taiwan (China)

    2015-01-15

    We show that by using different x-ray irradiation times of BSA-coated Au nanoparticles (NPs) we can change their ultraviolet-stimulated photoluminescence and shift the spectral weight over the visible spectral range. This is due to the interplay of two emission bands, one due to BSA and the other related to gold. The emission properties did not change with time over a period of several months. - Highlights: • Gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) coated with Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) are synthesized by x-ray irradiation. • BSA coated AuNPs with ∼1 nm size show strong photoluminescence in red by UV excitation. • The blue photoluminescence of BSA increase with x-ray irradiation. • Increase x-ray irradiation time during the synthesis shift the color of the colloid from red to blue.

  4. pH值对有机物(BSA)膜污染的影响%Effect of pH on UF membrane fouling of organic foulant (BSA)

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    高哲; 王磊; 苗瑞; 米娜; 李松山; 朱苗

    2015-01-01

    选用BSA(牛血清蛋白)代表有机污染物,使用QCM-D技术考察了BSA在PVDF膜面的吸附行为及吸附层结构随pH值的变化特征,并采用原子力显微镜定量测定了相应pH值条件下PVDF-BSA及BSA-BSA之间作用力,结合膜污染试验,解析pH值对有机物污染膜行为的影响机理.结果发现,在BSA的等电点,PVDF-BSA及BSA-BSA之间的静电排斥力最小,导致BSA迅速吸附累积于膜面,形成密实的BSA污染层,引起超滤膜通量大幅度衰减.当pH值偏离BSA等电点后,BSA间静电排斥力的增强有效削弱了BSA在膜面的吸附量,相应BSA污染层松散度增大,膜污染减弱.在实际的水处理中,通过适当的pH值调节,针对性将超滤膜及污染物调整至带有相同电性、并增大二者所带净电荷量,是减缓超滤膜污染的有效手段.

  5. Preparation of Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) nanoparticles by desolvation using a membrane contactor: a new tool for large scale production.

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    Yedomon, B; Fessi, H; Charcosset, C

    2013-11-01

    Albumin nanoparticles are attractive drug delivery systems as they can be prepared under soft conditions and incorporate several kinds of molecules. The aim of this study was to upscale the desolvation process for preparing Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) nanoparticles using a membrane contactor. At a first step, the BSA nanoparticles were prepared at small scale using a syringe pump. BSA nanoparticles of 139 nm in size, with a polydispersity index of 0.046, were obtained at the optimal conditions: pH 8.2, 100 mg mL(-1) BSA albumin solution (2 mL), and 1 mL min(-1) flow rate of ethanol addition (8 mL). The upscaling with a membrane contactor was achieved by permeating ethanol through the pores of a Shirasu Porous Glass (SPG Technology Co., Japan) membrane and circulating the aqueous phase tangentially to the membrane surface. By increasing the pressure of the ethanol from 1 to 2.7 bars, a progressive decrease in nanoparticle size was obtained with a high nanoparticles yield (around 94-96%). In addition, the flow rate of the circulating phase did not affect the BSA nanoparticle characteristics. At the optimal conditions (pH 8.2, 100 mg mL(-1) BSA albumin solution, pressure of ethanol 2.7 bars, flow rate of the circulating phase 30.7 mL s(-1)), the BSA nanoparticles showed similar characteristics to those obtained with the syringe pump. Large batches of BSA nanoparticles were prepared up to 10 g BSA. The BSA nanoparticles were stable at least during 2 months at 4 °C, and their characteristics were reproducible. It was then concluded that the membrane contactor technique could be a suitable method for the preparation of albumin nanoparticles at large scale with properties similar to that obtained at small scale.

  6. Ultrastable BSA-capped gold nanoclusters with a polymer-like shielding layer against reactive oxygen species in living cells

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    Zhou, Wenjuan; Cao, Yuqing; Sui, Dandan; Guan, Weijiang; Lu, Chao; Xie, Jianping

    2016-05-01

    The prevalence of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and the enzyme-containing intracellular environment could lead to the fluorescence quenching of bovine serum albumin (BSA)-capped gold nanoclusters (AuNCs). Here we report an efficient strategy to address this issue, where a polymer-like shielding layer is designed to wrap around the Au core to significantly improve the stability of AuNCs against ROS and protease degradation. The key of our design is to covalently incorporate a thiolated AuNC into the BSA-AuNC via carbodiimide-activated coupling, leading to the formation of a AuNC pair inside the cross-linked BSA molecule. The as-designed paired AuNCs in BSA (or BSA-p-AuNCs for short) show improved performances in living cells.The prevalence of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and the enzyme-containing intracellular environment could lead to the fluorescence quenching of bovine serum albumin (BSA)-capped gold nanoclusters (AuNCs). Here we report an efficient strategy to address this issue, where a polymer-like shielding layer is designed to wrap around the Au core to significantly improve the stability of AuNCs against ROS and protease degradation. The key of our design is to covalently incorporate a thiolated AuNC into the BSA-AuNC via carbodiimide-activated coupling, leading to the formation of a AuNC pair inside the cross-linked BSA molecule. The as-designed paired AuNCs in BSA (or BSA-p-AuNCs for short) show improved performances in living cells. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: Detailed experimental materials, apparatus, experimental procedures and characterization data. See DOI: 10.1039/c6nr02178f

  7. Receptor-mediated hepatic uptake of M6P-BSA-conjugated triplex-forming oligonucleotides in rats.

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    Ye, Zhaoyang; Cheng, Kun; Guntaka, Ramareddy V; Mahato, Ram I

    2006-01-01

    Excessive production of extracellular matrix, predominantly type I collagen, results in liver fibrosis. Earlier we synthesized mannose 6-phosphate-bovine serum albumin (M6P-BSA) and conjugated to the type I collagen specific triplex-forming oligonucleotide (TFO) for its enhanced delivery to hepatic stellate cells (HSCs), which is the principal liver fibrogenic cell. In this report, we demonstrate a time-dependent cellular uptake of M6P-BSA-33P-TFO by HSC-T6 cells. Both cellular uptake and nuclear deposition of M6P-BSA-33P-TFO were significantly higher than those of 33P-TFO, leading to enhanced inhibition of type I collagen transcription. Following systemic administration into rats, hepatic accumulation of M6P-BSA-33P-TFO increased from 55% to 68% with the number of M6P per BSA from 14 to 27. Unlike 33P-TFO, there was no significant decrease in the hepatic uptake of (M6P)20-BSA-33P-TFO in fibrotic rats. Prior administration of excess M6P-BSA decreased the hepatic uptake of (M6P)20-BSA-33P-TFO from 66% to 40% in normal rats, and from 60% to 15% in fibrotic rats, suggesting M6P/insulin-like growth factor II (M6P/IGF II) receptor-mediated endocytosis of M6P-BSA-33P-TFO by HSCs. Almost 82% of the total liver uptake in fibrotic rats was contributed by HSCs. In conclusion, by conjugation with M6P-BSA, the TFO could be potentially used for the treatment of liver fibrosis.

  8. Impact of global warming on beef cattle production cost in Brazil Impacto do aquecimento global no custo de produção de carne bovina no Brasil

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    Irenilza de Alencar Nääs

    2010-02-01

    decréscimo da capacidade de pastagens (RP em função das mudanças no índice pluviométrico total, na temperatura do ar e na extensão da estação de seca; e (ii o desenvolvimento de um algoritmo para predição do decréscimo da produção em função de um modelo fuzzy de RP que resulte no impacto na produtividade bovina de corte e conseqüente aumento no custo de produção. Foram organizados os dados históricos de fatores ambientais dos municípios importante produção no Cerrado e um conjunto de funções Gaussianas fuzzy foi desenvolvido e três estimativas possíveis (otimista, média e negativa foram consideradas. O decréscimo na produtividade do gado foi estimado usando as perdas de produção devido ao acréscimo da temperatura bem como da vulnerabilidade da capacidade de pastagem. O estabelecimento dos limites para o cenário do acréscimo do custo de produção usou o número de unidade animal por área de pastagem, a adoção de suplemento de grãos e o cenário de produção futura; e o resultado da função de saída apontou para uma variação do acréscimo do custo de produção de 80% (otimista até 160% (pessimista. Sob o cenário otimista, o custo total da produção brasileira de carne bovina no Cerrado chega a US$ 2,88 kg-1, enquanto no cenário pessimista este custo pode atingir US$ 4,16 kg-1, o que pode comprometer a competitividade internacional do setor.

  9. Phylogenetic reconstruction and the identification of ancient polymorphism in the Bovini tribe (Bovidae, Bovinae

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    MacEachern Sean

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The Bovinae subfamily incorporates an array of antelope, buffalo and cattle species. All of the members of this subfamily have diverged recently. Not surprisingly, a number of phylogenetic studies from molecular and morphological data have resulted in ambiguous trees and relationships amongst species, especially for Yak and Bison species. A partial phylogenetic reconstruction of 13 extant members of the Bovini tribe (Bovidae, Bovinae from 15 complete or partially sequenced autosomal genes is presented. Results We identified 3 distinct lineages after the Bovini split from the Boselaphini and Tragelaphini tribes, which has lead to the (1 Buffalo clade (Bubalus and Syncerus species and a more recent divergence leading to the (2 Banteng, Gaur and Mithan and (3 Domestic cattle clades. A fourth lineage may also exist that leads to Bison and Yak. However, there was some ambiguity as to whether this was a divergence from the Banteng/Gaur/Mithan or the Domestic cattle clade. From an analysis of approximately 30,000 sites that were amplified in all species 133 sites were identified with ambiguous inheritance, in that all trees implied more than one mutation at the same site. Closer examination of these sites has identified that they are the result of ancient polymorphisms that have subsequently undergone lineage sorting in the Bovini tribe, of which 53 have remained polymorphic since Bos and Bison species last shared a common ancestor with Bubalus between 5–8 million years ago (MYA. Conclusion Uncertainty arises in our phylogenetic reconstructions because many species in the Bovini diverged over a short period of time. It appears that a number of sites with ambiguous inheritance have been maintained in subsequent populations by chance (lineage sorting and that they have contributed to an association between Yak and Domestic cattle and an unreliable phylogenetic reconstruction for the Bison/Yak clade. Interestingly, a number of these

  10. Prevalência de brucelose bovina no Estado da Paraíba

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    Ricardo de Miranda Henriques Leite

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado um estudo para a determinação da prevalência sorológica de brucelose bovina no Estado da Paraíba. Seis municípios foram selecionados aleatoriamente em cada uma das três ecorregiões do Estado: a região do Agreste/Litoral (1, a região do Cariri/Curimatau (2 e a região do Sertão (3. Estes 18 municípios foram divididos em quadrantes e uma propriedade foi selecionada em cada quadrante. Foram amostradas propriedades com mais de 50 animais, o que exclui as pequenas propriedades de subsistência. Pelo menos 32 animais foram amostrados de cada rebanho, estratificados nas quatro faixas etárias seguintes: (1 no mínimo 8 animais até 6 meses de idade, (2 no mínimo 8 animais com 7 a 18 meses de idade, (3 no mínimo 8 animais com 19 a 30 meses de idade e (4 no mínimo 8 animais com mais de 30 meses de idade. Anticorpos anti-B. abortus foram observados em 8 de 18 municípios (44,44%, em 8 de 72 rebanhos (11,11% e em 8 animais dos 2343 amostrados (0,34%. A análise dos resultados de prevalência por ecorregião do Estado não revelou diferença significativa de risco entre elas. A análise dos resultados por categorias de faixa etária também não evidenciaram diferença significativa de risco entre as mesmas. Foi observado que a brucelose está amplamente disseminada no estado embora com uma baixa prevalência animal. Estes resultados podem ser úteis no delineamento de estratégias de controle da brucelose bovina no estado da Paraíba.

  11. Venous angioarchitecture of the bovine female genital organ Angioarquitetura venosa do órgão genital da fêmea bovina

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    M.M. Gioso

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available The venous angioarchitecture of the non-pregnant female genital organs from five cattle obtained from a slaughterhouse was studied for possible anastomoses of the vulva and vagina vasa and the uterus-ovary vein, with the aid of the X-ray technique. In the laboratory, a branch of the caudal vaginal vein was injected with radiographic contrast. Vaginal vein formed and anastomotic network in the ventral surface of the uterus between the right and left sides. The genitals present anastomoses of the vulvar and vaginal veins with vasa of cervix, body and uterine horns and suggest that a portion of luteolytic agents injected through intravulvosubmucosal route can be transported directly to the ovary through a local route before reaching the systemic circulation.Investigou-se a angioarquitetura venosa da genitália de fêmeas bovinas não prenhes, para avaliar a presença de possíveis anastomoses dos vasos provenientes da região da vulva e da vagina com a veia útero-ovariana, usando-se cinco peças obtidas em abatedouros. No laboratório, um ramo da veia vaginal caudal, infundido com contraste radiográfico intravascular, foi submetido à radiografia. Observou-se que a veia vaginal forma intensa rede de anastomoses na superfície ventral do útero, entre os antímeros direito e esquerdo. As genitálias apresentaram anastomoses dos vasos vulvares e vaginais com vasos da cérvice, corpo e cornos uterinos, sugerindo que parte de um agente luteolítico administrado via intravulvosubmucosa pode ser transportado diretamente aos ovários por uma rota local, sem atingir a circulação sistêmica.

  12. Sistemas de terminação em confinamento: perspectivas para dinamização da cadeia produtiva da carne bovina em Minas Gerais

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    Moisés de Andrade Resende Filho

    2001-03-01

    Full Text Available A terminação de bovinos em confinamento vem-se apresentando como meio de expandir a oferta de carne bovina na entressafra, incrementando a produtividade do rebanho no estado de Minas Gerais. Este artigo se propõe a avaliar a viabilidade financeira de se intensificar a utilização da infra-estrutura disponivel para confinar, considerando a atual forma de comercialização. São contrastados três projetos de confinamento mutuamente exclusivos, considerando uma mesma instalação, épocas distintas de venda e o nivel de utilização da capacidade instalada. Utiliza-se a análise de fluxo de caixa associada à técnica de simulação de Monte Carlo, visando quantificar a rentabilidade e o risco associados a cada um dos projetos. Apesar da viabilidade financeira observada para a alternativa de intensificação do uso da capacidade instalada para confinar, não se verifica dominância estocástica desta em relação à estratégia de uso menos intensiva.The finishing of cattle in feedlots has been presented as a way to increase the beef meat supply in the inter-harvest as well as the cattle productivity in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. This paper appraises the financial possibility of enhancing the use of the available feedlot infrastructure, considering the current commercialization form. Three mutually exclusive projects are contrasted, taking into account the same facilities, different months of sales and the level of use of the infrastructure. The cash flow analysis associated with the Monte Carlo simulation technique is used to quantify the projects' revenue and risk. Despite the financial viability observed in the intensive infrastructure use strategy, its stochastic dominance with respect to the less intensive strategy is not observed.

  13. Diarrea vírica bovina: etiología, formas clínicas, distribución del virus y patogenia

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    El virus de la diarrea vírica bovina (vDVB) es un agente de distribución mundial y responsable de cuantiosas pérdidas económica a la cabaña bovina, estando clasificado dentro de la familia Flaviviridae junto a otros pestivirus como el virus de la peste porcina clásica, el virus de la enfermedad de la frontera de la oveja y el virus de la hepatitis C. Este virus se caracteriza por causar una amplia variedad de formas clínicas que van desde forma subagudas, que pasan desapercibidas, a formas ca...

  14. Determinación serológica de leucosis bovina enzoótica en novillas de levante y vacas adultas de la vereda Morichal, Yopal, Casanare

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    Nelly Andrea Bautista-R.; Yefer Alexander Nova-R.; Martín Orlando Pulido-Medellín; Roy José Andrade-Becerra

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    La investigación se llevó a cabo con el objetivo de realizar una determinación serológica de leucosis bovina enzoótica en novillas de levante y vacas adultas. Se recolectaron 100 muestras de sangre de hembras escogidas al azar, pertenecientes a tres fincas del sector La Guafilla, de la vereda Morichal, en Yopal, Casanare, las cuales fueron analizadas para anticuerpos contra el LVB (virus de la Leucosis Viral Bovina); adicionalmente, se obtuvieron 100 muestras de los mismos animales para reali...

  15. Effect of surface energy of solid surfaces on the micro- and macroscopic properties of adsorbed BSA and lysozyme.

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    Sharma, Indu; Pattanayek, Sudip K

    2017-07-01

    The surface energy, a macroscopic property, depends on the chemical functionality and micro- and macroscopic roughness of the surface. The adsorption of two widely used proteins bovine serum albumin (BSA) and lysozyme on surfaces of four different chemical functionalities were done to find out the interrelation between macroscopic and microscopic properties. We have observed the secondary structure of protein after its adsorption. In addition, we observed the variation of surface energy of proteins due to variation in adsorption time, change in protein concentration and effect of a mixture of proteins. Surfaces of three different chemical functionalities namely, amine, hydroxyl and octyl were obtained through self-assembled monolayer on silica surfaces and were tested for responses towards adsorption of lysozyme and BSA. The adsorbed lysozyme has higher surface energy than the adsorbed BSA on amine and octyl surfaces. On hydroxyl functional surface, the surface energy due to the adsorbed lysozyme or BSA increases slowly with time. The surface energy of the adsorbed protein increases gradually with increasing protein concentration on hydrophobic surfaces. On hydrophilic surfaces, with increasing BSA concentration in bulk solution, the surface energy of the adsorbed protein on GPTMS and amine surfaces is maximum at 1μM concentration. During the adsorption from a mixture of BSA and lysozyme on octyl surface, first lysozyme adsorbs and subsequent BSA adsorption leads to a high surface energy. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  16. Spectroscopic studies on the interaction and sonodynamic damage of neutral red (NR) to bovine serum albumin (BSA)

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    Liu Bin; Guo Ying [Department of Pharmacy, Liaoning University, Shenyang 110036 (China); Wang, Jun, E-mail: wangjun890@126.co [Department of Chemistry, Liaoning University, Shenyang 110036 (China); Xu Rui [Department of Chemistry, Liaoning University, Shenyang 110036 (China); Wang Xin; Wang Dan; Zhang Liqun [Department of Pharmacy, Liaoning University, Shenyang 110036 (China); Xu Yongnan [Department of Pharmacy, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, Shenyang 110016 (China)

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    In this paper, the interaction of neutral red (NR) with bovine serum albumin (BSA) and the sonodynamic damage to BSA under ultrasonic irradiation was studied by means of ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) and fluorescence spectra. The quenching constant (K{sub SV}=5.749x10{sup 4} L/mol), binding constant (K{sub A}=3.19x10{sup 4} L/mol) and binding site number (n=0.9462) were measured. The binding distance (r=2.47 nm) between NR and BSA was obtained according to Foester's non-radiative energy transfer theory. The damage process of BSA molecules was detected by the hyperchromic effect of UV-vis spectra and quenching of intrinsic fluorescence spectra. In addition, the influencing factors such as ultrasonic irradiation time and NR concentration on the damage to BSA molecules were also considered. The results showed that the damage degree is enhanced with the increase of ultrasonic irradiation time and NR concentration. The possible mechanism of sonodynamic damage to BSA molecules was mainly mediated by singlet oxygen ({sup 1}O{sub 2}). Otherwise, the binding and damaging sites to BSA molecules were also estimated by synchronous fluorescence. The results indicated that the NR is more vicinal to tryptophan (Trp) residue than to tyrosine (Tyr) residue and the damage site is also mainly at Trp residues. The research result will bring a certain significance to use sonosensitive drugs in the fields of tumor treatment.

  17. In situ synthesized BSA capped gold nanoparticles: effective carrier of anticancer drug methotrexate to MCF-7 breast cancer cells.

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    Murawala, Priyanka; Tirmale, Amruta; Shiras, Anjali; Prasad, B L V

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    The proficiency of MTX loaded BSA capped gold nanoparticles (Au-BSA-MTX) in inhibiting the proliferation of breast cancer cells MCF-7 as compared to the free drug Methotrexate (MTX) is demonstrated based on MTT and Ki-67 proliferation assays. In addition, DNA ladder gel electrophoresis studies, flow cytometry and TUNEL assay confirmed the induction of apoptosis by MTX and Au-BSA-MTX in MCF-7 cells. Notably, Au-BSA-MTX was found to have higher cytotoxicity on MCF-7 cells compared with an equivalent dose of free MTX. The enhanced activity is attributed to the preferential uptake of Au-BSA-MTX particles by MCF-7 cells due to the presence of BSA that acts as a source of nutrient and energy to the rapidly proliferating MCF-7 cells. Moreover, the targeting ability of the drug MTX to the over expressed folate receptors on MCF-7 cells also contributes to the enhanced uptake and activity. Taken together, these results unveil that Au-BSA-MTX could be more effective than free drug for cancer treatment.

  18. Preparation and properties of BSA-loaded microspheres based on multi-(amino acid) copolymer for protein delivery.

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    Chen, Xingtao; Lv, Guoyu; Zhang, Jue; Tang, Songchao; Yan, Yonggang; Wu, Zhaoying; Su, Jiacan; Wei, Jie

    2014-01-01

    A multi-(amino acid) copolymer (MAC) based on ω-aminocaproic acid, γ-aminobutyric acid, L-alanine, L-lysine, L-glutamate, and hydroxyproline was synthetized, and MAC microspheres encapsulating bovine serum albumin (BSA) were prepared by a double-emulsion solvent extraction method. The experimental results show that various preparation parameters including surfactant ratio of Tween 80 to Span 80, surfactant concentration, benzyl alcohol in the external water phase, and polymer concentration had obvious effects on the particle size, morphology, and encapsulation efficiency of the BSA-loaded microspheres. The sizes of BSA-loaded microspheres ranged from 60.2 μm to 79.7 μm, showing different degrees of porous structure. The encapsulation efficiency of BSA-loaded microspheres also ranged from 38.8% to 50.8%. BSA release from microspheres showed the classic biphasic profile, which was governed by diffusion and polymer erosion. The initial burst release of BSA from microspheres at the first week followed by constant slow release for the next 7 weeks were observed. BSA-loaded microspheres could degrade gradually in phosphate buffered saline buffer with pH value maintained at around 7.1 during 8 weeks incubation, suggesting that microsphere degradation did not cause a dramatic pH drop in phosphate buffered saline buffer because no acidic degradation products were released from the microspheres. Therefore, the MAC microspheres might have great potential as carriers for protein delivery.

  19. Noninvasive real-time fluorescence imaging of the lymphatic uptake of BSA-IRDye 680 conjugate administered subcutaneously in mice.

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    Wu, Fang; Bhansali, Suraj G; Tamhane, Mitalee; Kumar, Rajiv; Vathy, Lisa A; Ding, Hong; Yong, Ken-Tye; Bergey, Earl J; Prasad, Paras N; Morris, Marilyn E

    2012-05-01

    The goal of our studies was to determine lymphatic uptake of bovine serum albumin (BSA) using real-time noninvasive fluorescence imaging. BSA labeled with near-infrared dye (IRDye) 680 was used as a model protein-dye conjugate. The conjugation of BSA with IRDye 680 was confirmed by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE). Size-exclusion high-performance liquid chromatography and SDS-PAGE demonstrated that the IRDye 680-labeled BSA conjugate in the lymph node (LN) homogenate samples was stable at physiological temperature (37°C) for at least 5 days. Whole-body noninvasive optical imaging of hairless SKH-1 mice was performed after subcutaneous (s.c.) injection (dose = 0.1 mg/kg) into the front footpad. Noninvasive fluorescence imaging demonstrated that BSA-IRDye 680 conjugates were dynamically taken up by the lymphatic system, accumulated in the axillary LNs and then cleared, indicating that lymphatic transport plays a role in the absorption of BSA. Ex vivo tissue imaging of LN homogenates provided confirmatory data with respect to the uptake of fluorescent-labeled BSA determined by in vivo imaging. Noninvasive real-time imaging of LNs provides a novel tool for evaluating uptake and accumulation of fluorescent-labeled proteins by the lymphatic system after s.c. injection in a mouse model.

  20. Ratiometric fluorescence detection of superoxide anion based on AuNPs-BSA@Tb/GMP nanoscale coordination polymers.

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    Liu, Nan; Hao, Juan; Cai, Keying; Zeng, Mulan; Huang, Zhenzhong; Chen, Lili; Peng, Bingxian; Li, Ping; Wang, Li; Song, Yonghai

    2017-08-03

    A novel ratiometric fluorescence nanosensor for superoxide anion (O2(•-) ) detection was designed with gold nanoparticles-bovine serum albumin (AuNPs-BSA)@terbium/guanosine monophosphate disodium (Tb/GMP) nanoscale coordination polymers (NCPs) (AuNPs-BSA@Tb/GMP NCPs). The abundant hydroxyl and amino groups of AuNPs-BSA acted as binding points for the self-assembly of Tb(3+) and GMP to form core-shell AuNPs-BSA@Tb/GMP NCP nanosensors. The obtained probe exhibited the characteristic fluorescence emission of both AuNPs-BSA and Tb/GMP NCPs. The AuNPs-BSA not only acted as a template to accelerate the growth of Tb/GMP NCPs, but also could be used as the reference fluorescence for the detection of O2(•-) . The resulting AuNPs-BSA@Tb/GMP NCP ratiometric fluorescence nanosensor for the detection of O2(•-) demonstrated high sensitivity and selectivity with a wide linear response range (14 nM-10 μM) and a low detection limit (4.7 nM). Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  1. Reylac, Una Alternativa Homeopatica En El Control De La Mastitis Subclinica Bovina

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    Reynol Valera Morales, Carlos Caballero Menéndez,Fabio Linares Pasos, Roberto Novoa Quiñones, Enrique Casanovas Cosío.

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    Full Text Available La investigación se desarrolló en unidades de producción lechera de la Empresa Pecuaria “El Tablón” en la provincia de Cienfuegos. Se evaluó el efecto del REYLAC como alternativa de terapia homeopática en el control de la mastitis subclínica bovina, mediante las variables cuartos enfermos y sanos, y los índices epidemiológicos de prevalencia, incidencia positiva e incidencia negativa. Los datos obtenidos del diseño quasi experimental comparado de casos pareados se analizaron mediante tabla de contingencia 2x2, prueba de Mc Nemar para asociación de casos pareados, odds ratio e intervalo de confianza; obteniéndose en los rebaños donde no se aplicó el REYLAC un riesgo 8.24 veces mayor de presentación de mastitis subclínica, mostrando los índices epidemiológicos una tendencia a la recuperación en el rebaño tratado (36.1 % de incidencia negativa.(Palabras clave: mastitis, terapia, homeopatía, Nosodes.

  2. APLICACIÓN DE ENDOPEPTIDASA ALCALINA EN CARNAZA BOVINA PARA MEJORAR LA CALIDAD DE LA GELATINA

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    Liliana Serna Cock

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    Full Text Available El precio de la gelatina en el mercado internacional está determinado por sus propiedades físico-químicas que dependen a su vez de la materia prima, de la forma de extracción del colágeno y de su método de concentración. En este estudio, utilizando procesos de producción en planta piloto de gelatina tipo B, se evaluó el efecto de la aplicación de una endopeptidasa alcalina en el pretratamiento de tres tipos de carnaza bovina sobre la calidad final de la gelatina medida como bloom, viscosidad y claridad. Los resultados se compararon con procesos en los cuales se utilizaron las mismas materias primas sin pretratamiento enzimático. Los análisis estadísticos mostraron diferencias significativas entre los tratamientos. Los mejores resultados de bloom, viscosidad y claridad se presentaron utilizando la enzima en el pretratamiento de la carnaza entera; en trece horas de proceso se obtuvo el 61,5% de la gelatina con bloom alto superior a 300 g, el 51,3% con viscosidades altas mayores de 42 mp y el 82,1% con claridades altas menores de 39 unidades nefelométricas de turbidez. La carnaza entera sin pretratamiento enzimático presentó el 41% de valores altos de bloom, el 7,7% de viscosidades altas y el 76,9% de claridades altas.

  3. SEROEPIDEMIOLOGÍA DE LA RINOTRAQUEITIS INFECCIOSA BOVINA EN EL MUNICIPIO DE MONTERÍA, COLOMBIA

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    César Betancur H

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Estudiar la sero prevalencia de IBR en ganado bovino con antecedentes de infertilidad.Materiales y métodos. Se recolectaron 150 muestras de sangre de hembras con antecedentes deinfertilidad y sin historia de vacunación contra IBR, pertenecientes a 32 fincas distribuidas en elmunicipio de Montería. Adicionalmente, se obtuvieron muestras al azar de 20 toros pertenecientesa las mismas fincas. Se analizaron anticuerpos contra IBR mediante la prueba de ELISA. Resultados.Los resultados mostraron una seroprevalencia de 74.7% para rinotraqueitis infecciosa bovina. Seencontraron diferencias significativas en cuanto a prevalencía para las variables sexo y edad de losanimales (p0.05. Conclusión. La alta prevalencia de lainfección por IBR en vacas podrían correlacionarse con la infección en toros, lo cual tiene unsignificado relevante, ya que la infección es de transmisión venérea. Estos resultados deben alertara las autoridades sanitarias para que implementen estrategias de prevención y control.

  4. CONSUMO DE PRODUTOS LÁCTEOS DE ORIGEM NÃO BOVINA NO SUL DO BRASIL

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    Andrea Polidori Celia

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    Full Text Available AAs cadeias de produção de leites de origem não bovina estão em crescimento no Brasil. O objetivo deste estudo foi identificar os tipos de produtos lácteos não bovinos mais consumidos e sua origem (se caprina, ovina ou bubalina, bem como avaliar as características do consumidor que adquire esses produtos. Verificou-se, ainda, a frequência de consumo de leite bovino e derivados. Realizou-se uma pesquisa tipo survey, pela internet, com 636 respondentes. O produto derivado de leite não bovino mais citado é o queijo, seguido do leite e do iogurte. A espécie mais citada é a cabra, seguida pela búfala e a ovelha. Os consumidores que mais tendem a já ter consumido esses tipos de produtos são pessoas com mais de 45 anos, renda superior a três salários mínimos e formação superior. Os consumidores diários de queijo bovino demonstram já ter consumido produtos de leite de outra espécie. Os resultados obtidos poderão subsidiar decisões de marketing das cadeias de produção de

  5. Synthesis, X-Ray Crystallographic Analysis and BSA Interaction of a New α-Aminophosphonate

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    Wang, Q.-M.; Gao, W.; Song, J.-L.; Liu, Y.; Qi, H.; Tang, X.-H.

    2016-09-01

    A new α-aminophosphonate ( 1) was synthesized and its composition and structure were established by EA, FT-IR, ESI-MS, NMR (1H, 13C, and 31P), and X-ray crystallography. Compound 1 crystallizes in a monoclinic system with space group C2/c. The interaction between α-aminophosphonate ( 1) and bovine serum albumin (BSA) at three different temperatures (298, 303, and 310 K) under simulated physiological condition were studied by fluorescence spectroscopy. The results showed that the fluorescence quenching mechanism between 1 and BSA was a static quenching procedure. The binding constant (Ka) and binding sites (n) were obtained. The corresponding thermodynamic parameters (ΔH, ΔS, and ΔG) of the interaction system were calculated at different temperatures. The results revealed that the binding process was spontaneous; hydrogen bonds and van der Waals forces were the main forces that stabilize the complex.

  6. Properties of competitively adsorbed BSA and fibrinogen from their mixture on mixed and hybrid surfaces

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    Pandey, Lalit M.; Pattanayek, Sudip K.

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    We have studied the adsorption of BSA and fibrinogen from their mixture onto surfaces with mixed self-assembled monolayer (SAM) of amine and octyl (ratio 1:1) and hybrid SAM. The properties of adsorbed proteins obtained from individual protein solution differ considerably from the properties of the adsorbed proteins obtained from mixture of proteins at same total concentration. The adsorbed amount of proteins is lesser and the adsorbed protein is more elastic if it is adsorbing from mixture of proteins. It is found that with increasing total protein concentration, adsorbed amount increases and elasticity of the adsorbed proteins decreases. The apparent displacements of BSA with Fb are observed on the graphs of change in frequency with time, which are obtained from quartz crystal microbalance.

  7. Albumin (BSA) Adsorption over Graphene in Aqueous Environment: Influence of Orientation, Adsorption Protocol, and Solvent Treatment.

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    Vilhena, J G; Rubio-Pereda, Pamela; Vellosillo, Perceval; Serena, P A; Pérez, Rubén

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    We report 150 ns explicit solvent MD simulations of the adsorption on graphene of albumin (BSA) in two orientations and using two different adsorption protocols, i.e., free and forced adsorption. Our results show that free adsorption occurs with little structural rearrangements. Even taking adsorption to an extreme, by forcing it with a 5 nN downward force applied during the initial 20 ns, we show that along a particular orientation BSA is able to preserve the structural properties of the majority of its binding sites. Furthermore, in all the cases considered in this work, the ibuprofen binding site has shown a strong resilience to structural changes. Finally, we compare these results with implicit solvent simulations and find that the latter predicts an extreme protein unfolding upon adsorption. The origin of this discrepancy is attributed to a poor description of the water entropic forces at interfaces in the implicit solvent methods.

  8. Conjugates of folic acids with BSA-coated quantum dots for cancer cell targeting and imaging by single-photon and two-photon excitation.

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    Meng, He; Chen, Ji-Yao; Mi, Lan; Wang, Pei-Nan; Ge, Mei-Ying; Yue, Yang; Dai, Ning

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    Bovine serum albumin (BSA)-coated CdTe/ZnS quantum dots (BSA-QDs) were selected to conjugate with folic acid (FA), forming FA-BSA-QDs. This study aims to develop these small FA-BSA-QDs (less than 10 nm) for the diagnosis of cancers in which the FA receptor (FR) is overexpressed. The enhancement of cellular uptake in FR-positive human nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells (KB cells) for FA-BSA-QDs was found by means of confocal fluorescence microscopy under single-photon and two-photon excitation. The uptake enhancement for FA-BSA-QDs was further evaluated by flow-cytometric analysis in 10(4) KB cells, and was about 3 times higher than for BSA-QDs on average. The uptake enhancement was suppressed when KB cells had been pretreated with excess FA, reflecting that the enhancement was mediated by the association of FR at cell membranes with FA-BSA-QDs. When human embryonic kidney cells (293T) (FR-negative cells) and KB cells, respectively, were incubated with FA-BSA-QDs (1 μM) for 40 min, the FA-BSA-QD uptake by 293T cells was much weaker than that by KB cells, demonstrating that FA-BSA-QDs could undergo preferential binding on FR-positive cancer cells. These characteristics suggest that FA-BSA-QDs are potential candidates for cancer diagnosis.

  9. Binding equilibrium study of phosphotungstic acid and HSA or BSA with UV spectrum, fluorescence spectrum and equilibrium dialysis

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    HUANG; Jin(黄瑾); YUAN; Yuzhou(袁余洲); LIANG; Hong(梁宏)

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    The binding equilibrium between phosphotungstic acid (H7[P(W2O7)6]@XH2O;PTA) and human serum albumin (HSA) or bovine serum albumin (BSA) has been studied by UV-Vis, fluorescence spectroscopies and equilibrium dialysis. It has been observed that UV absorption enhanced and the fluorescence quenched as the PTA binding to HSA or BSA at physiological pH 7.43( ± 0.02). The Scatchard analysis indicated that there exists a strong binding site of PTA in both HSA and BSA, and the successive stability constants of these two systems are obtained by nonlinear least-squares methods fitting Bjerrum formula.

  10. Prion biology and bovine spongiform encephalopathy Biología del prion y encefalopatía espongiforme bovina

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    2011-01-01

    las encefalopatías espongiformes transmisibles (EETs han estado bajo intensa investigación. Las EETs son enfermedades neurodegenerativas y fatales que no poseen diagnóstico temprano, tratamiento o cura. A pesar de sus diversas presentaciones, estas enfermedades provienen de la conversión infecciosa, espontánea o hereditaria de la proteína del prion celular PrP C en una isoforma patogénica conocida como PrP Sc. Según la hipótesis del prion, la PrP C tiene la capacidad autocatalítica o inducida de cambiar su configuración secundaria desde una estructura α-helicoidal a una configuración predominantemente β-planar, característica de la PrP Sc. La potencial función fisiológica de la PrP C aún no ha sido determinada, sin embargo ha sido vinculada a varios roles biológicos que incluyen adhesión, protección y diferenciación celular. La naturaleza compleja de las EETs ha abierto nuevas interrogantes y presenta nuevos desafios en el área de la biología del prion. La potencial transmisión zoonótica de la Encefalopatía Espongiforme Bovina (EEB ha despertado preocupación en la comunidad internacional en relación a la bioseguridad de los productos de origen animal. Como consecuencia de este fenómeno, se han realizado numerosas investigaciones para establecer la patogénesis de las EETs y desarrollar métodos de diagnóstico y tratamiento. Sin embargo, se requiere de mayores esfuerzos para dilucidar la compleja naturaleza de este agente y establecer métodos de control para estas enfermedades.

  11. The BSA-induced Ca(2+ influx during sperm capacitation is CATSPER channel-dependent

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Serum albumin is a key component in mammalian sperm capacitation, a functional maturation process by which sperm become competent to fertilize oocytes. Capacitation is accompanied by several cellular and molecular changes including an increased tyrosine phosphorylation of sperm proteins and a development of hyperactivated sperm motility. Both of these processes require extracellular calcium, but how calcium enters sperm during capacitation is not well understood. Methods BSA-induced changes in intracellular calcium concentration were studied using Fluo-4 and Fura-2 calcium imaging with wild-type and Catsper1 knockout mouse sperm. Results We found that the fast phase of the BSA-induced rises in intracellular calcium concentration was absent in the Catsper1 knockout sperm and could be restored by an EGFP-CATSPER1 fusion protein. The calcium concentration increases were independent of G-proteins and phospholipase C but could be partially inhibited when intracellular pH was clamped. The changes started in the principal piece and propagated toward the sperm head. Conclusion We conclude that the initial phase of the increases in intracellular calcium concentration induced by BSA requires the CATSPER channel, but not the voltage-gated calcium channel. Our findings identify the molecular conduit responsible for the calcium entry required for the sperm motility changes that occur during capacitation.

  12. Biomedical sensing analyzer (BSA) for mobile-health (mHealth)-LTE.

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    Adibi, Sasan

    2014-01-01

    The rapid expansion of mobile-based systems, the capabilities of smartphone devices, as well as the radio access and cellular network technologies are the wind beneath the wing of mobile health (mHealth). In this paper, the concept of biomedical sensing analyzer (BSA) is presented, which is a novel framework, devised for sensor-based mHealth applications. The BSA is capable of formulating the Quality of Service (QoS) measurements in an end-to-end sense, covering the entire communication path (wearable sensors, link-technology, smartphone, cell-towers, mobile-cloud, and the end-users). The characterization and formulation of BSA depend on a number of factors, including the deployment of application-specific biomedical sensors, generic link-technologies, collection, aggregation, and prioritization of mHealth data, cellular network based on the Long-Term Evolution (LTE) access technology, and extensive multidimensional delay analyses. The results are studied and analyzed in a LabView 8.5 programming environment.

  13. Synthesis of BSA/Fe3O4 magnetic composite microspheres for adsorption of antibiotics.

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    Zhang, Baoliang; Zhang, Hepeng; Li, Xiangjie; Lei, Xingfeng; Li, Chunmei; Yin, Dezhong; Fan, Xinlong; Zhang, Qiuyu

    2013-10-01

    BSA/Fe3O4 magnetic composite microspheres with high saturation magnetization and paramagnetic property were prepared via inverse emulsion technology at room temperature, bovine serum albumin (BSA, 60 KD), magnetic nanoparticles (Fe3O4) and glutaraldehyde as macromonomer, inorganic particles and cross-linking agent, respectively. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), scanning electron microscope (SEM), metalloscope, and particle size analyzer were used to characterize morphology and structure of composite microspheres. Vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) were used to test magnetic properties of the synthesized samples, adsorption capacity of microspheres was determined by ultraviolet spectrophotometer (UV). The results showed that BSA/Fe3O4 microspheres were 43 μm with relatively narrow particle size distribution, perfect sphere-shaped morphologies, superparamagnetism with a saturation magnetization of 11 emu/g, and high magnetic content with a value of 57.29%. The main factors influencing properties of microspheres including raw material ratio, the amount of emulsifier and cross-linking agent, agitation speed were investigated and optimized. Furthermore, these microspheres accompanying with high separable and reusable efficient may have great potential application in the field of separation, in particular, removal of antibiotics. Adsorption capacities of the microspheres of four different kinds of antibiotics (erythromycin, streptomycin, tetracycline and chloramphenicol) ranging from 69.35 mg/g to 147.83 mg/g were obtained, and Langmuir isotherm model coincided with equilibrium data than that of the Freundlich model. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  14. Genotipagem de cepas de Staphylococcus aureus isolados de mastites subclínicas bovina no Distrito Federal e Entorno

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    Andrade, Hudson Holanda de

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    O Staphylococcus aureus está entre os microrganismos mais comumente isolados em mastite subclínica bovina, sendo muito prejudicial para os tecidos produtores de leite devido à liberação de toxinas e de difícil tratamento. O objetivo deste trabalho foi analisar o perfil de resistência antimicrobiana e genotitipificar os genes da coagulase e espécie-específicos dos S. aureus nas propriedades do Distrito federal e Entorno. Foram analisadas 47 amostras de...

  15. Producción y evaluación serológica de una bacterina contra la leptospirosis bovina

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    Edna Sánchez C; Benito Gutiérrez; Cindy Fernández; Janeth Arias P

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    Objetivo. Producir una bacterina contra leptospirosis bovina. Materiales y métodos. La producción de la bacterina se realizó a partir de cultivos de L. pomona, L. grippotyphosa, L. hardjobovis, L. hardjoprajitno, L. icterohaemorrhagiae y L. canicola con concentraciones entre 1x108 y 1x1010 células/ml. Las leptospiras se inactivaron con formol y se adsorbieron en hidróxido de aluminio para formular la vacuna. La concentración final de cada serovar fue de 1x108 Leptospiras/ml. Para realizar la ...

  16. Prevalencia de la tricomonosis bovina en las razas Asturiana de la Montaña y Asturiana de los Valles

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    Rojo, Silvia; Sánchez, Roberto; Ortega, L.M. (Luis)

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    La tricomonosis bovina (TB) es una enfermedad parasitaria de transmisión sexual del ganado bovino que ocasiona fallo reproductivo temprano. El agente etiológico es Tritrichomonas foetus, un protozoo parásito flagelado de aspecto piriforme. En el macho, T. foetus se localiza en pene y prepucio. El toro, una vez infectado, actúa como portador asintomático constituyendo la principal fuente de infección para el rebaño. En la hembra, el Tecnología Agroalimentaria -...

  17. Identificación de agentes infecciosos asociados con Diarrea Neonatal Bovina en la Sabana de Bogotá

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    Dolly Pardo M.; Olimpo Oliver E.

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    RESUMENObjetivo. Determinar los agentes infecciosos asociados causalmente a la presentación de Diarrea Neonatal Bovina (DNB) en terneros menores de 5 semanas de vida, procedentes de fincas lecheras y de producción mixta de la Sabana de Bogotá. Materiales y métodos. Se seleccionaron por conveniencia 21 fincas, se realizó seguimiento de 620 terneros desde el nacimiento hasta las 5 semanas de edad, se tomaron muestras de materia fecal de los animales que presentaron cuadro clínico de diarrea y d...

  18. Somatotropina bovina recombinante (rbST) en la sincronización de estros y prolificidad de ovejas pelibuey.

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    El objetivo del presente estudio fue determinar si la administración de la Somatotropina Bovina Recombinante (rbST) dos días antes del retiro del progestágeno, influye en la sincronización de estros y prolificidad en ovejas Pelibuey. Se utilizaron 180 ovejas de 4±0.32 años de edad, a las cuales se les inserto un dispositivo intravaginal impregnado con progesterona (CIDR P4 0.3 g) por nueve días. Dos días antes del retiro del dispositivo, las ovejas se asignaron aleatoriamente a tres tratamie...

  19. Detection of Hg2+ based on the selective inhibition of peroxidase mimetic activity of BSA-Au clusters.

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    Zhu, Rui; Zhou, Yan; Wang, Xi-Liang; Liang, Li-Ping; Long, Yi-Juan; Wang, Qin-Long; Zhang, Hai-Jie; Huang, Xiao-Xiao; Zheng, Hu-Zhi

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    It was found that Hg(2+) can inhibit the peroxidase mimetic activity of bovine serum albumin (BSA) protected Au clusters (BSA-Au) due to the specific interaction between Hg(2+) and Au(+) existed onto the surface of BSA-Au clusters. By coupling with 3, 3', 5, 5'-tetramethylbenzidine (TMB)-H2O2 chromogenic reaction, a novel method for Hg(2+) detection was developed based on the inhibiting effect of Hg(2+) on BSA-Au clusters peroxidase-like activity. This method exhibited high selectivity and sensitivity. As low as 3 nM (0.6 ppb, 3σ) Hg(2+) could be detected with a linear range from 10 nM (2 ppb) to 10 µM (2 ppm) and this method was successfully applied for the determination of total mercury content in skin lightening products.

  20. 1997 Baseline Sampling and Analysis Sample Locations, Geographic NAD83, LOSCO (2004) [BSA_1997_sample_locations_LOSCO_2004

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    Louisiana Geographic Information Center — The monitor point data set was produced as a part of the Baseline Sampling and Analysis (BSA) program coordinated by the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office....

  1. Emergência de Haematobia irritans em fezes bovinas no município de Seropédica, Rio de Janeiro Emergence of Haematobia irritans in cattle dung pats in Seropédica county, Rio de Janeiro

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    Douglas Marques de Macedo

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo estudar a emergência de Haematobia irritans em fezes de bovinos mantidas a campo e em laboratório, além de observar a presença de outros dípteros associados às massas fecais. Foram utilizados dois grupos de fezes bovinas, um à campo e outro em laboratório, sendo cada grupo formado por cinco bolos fecais frescos de tamanho mediano (cerca de 30 cm de diâmetro, aparência opaca, cor esverdeada, presença de fina crosta externa e consistência firme. As fezes foram cobertas com gaiolas de emergência de formato piramidal, apresentando na parte superior um orifício onde foi acoplado um frasco removível; a substituição das fezes foi realizada quinzenalmente. Foram coletados um total de 355 espécimens de H. irritans, sendo 151 provenientes das gaiolas mantidas no campo e 204 em laboratório. Estas diferenças deveram-se provavelmente à menores oscilações de temperatura verificadas no laboratório do que àquelas ocorridas no campo, além da ação de artrópodes predadores, competidores e parasitóides que, provavelmente, interferiram na emergência de H. irritans nas fezes bovinas mantidas no campo. Foi observado maior número de fêmeas em comparação com machos em ambas as condições investigadas. Além de H. irritans, obteve-se outros dípteros associados às fezes bovinas, pertencentes as seguintes famílias: Aulacigastridae, Muscidae, Psychodidae, Sarcophagidae, Sepsidae, Tachinidae e Ulidiidae. Sepsidae foi a mais abundante, com 5.224 exemplares do total de 8.928 dípteros obtidos, seguida por Sarcophagidae com 2.235 espécimens coletados, Muscidae com 1.357, Aulacigastridae com 54, Psychodidae com 46, Ulidiidae com 6 e Tachinidae com 5 exemplares.This study was carried out in order to investigate the emergence of adult flies of Haematobia irritans in cattle dung maintained in the field and in the laboratory, as well as other flies associated with dung pats. Two groups of cattle dung were

  2. Synthesis, thermodynamic properties and BSA interaction of a new Valen Shiff base derived from o-vanillin and trimethoprim

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    Li, Xu; Jiang, Jian-Hong; Xiao, Sheng-Xiong [Hunan Provincial Key Laboratory of Xiangnan Rare-Precious Metals Compounds and Applications, Department of Chemistry and Life Science, Xiangnan University, Chenzhou 423000, Hunan Province (China); Gu, Hui-Wen, E-mail: gruyclewee@hnu.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Chemo/Biosensing and Chemometrics, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, Hunan Province (China); Li, Chuan-Hua; Ye, Li-Juan; Li, Xia; He, Du-Gui; Yao, Fei-Hong [Hunan Provincial Key Laboratory of Xiangnan Rare-Precious Metals Compounds and Applications, Department of Chemistry and Life Science, Xiangnan University, Chenzhou 423000, Hunan Province (China); Li, Qiang-Guo, E-mail: liqiangguo@163.com [Hunan Provincial Key Laboratory of Xiangnan Rare-Precious Metals Compounds and Applications, Department of Chemistry and Life Science, Xiangnan University, Chenzhou 423000, Hunan Province (China)

    2014-01-10

    Graphical abstract: A new single Valen Shiff base was synthesized and characterized. The thermodynamics properties of the Shiff base were investigated by microcalorimetry. In particular, the interaction between the synthetic Shiff base and BSA at four different temperatures has been investigated using fluorescence quenching method. - Highlights: • A new single Valen Shiff base was synthesized and characterized. • The thermodynamics properties of the Shiff base were investigated by microcalorimetry. • The interaction between the Shiff base and BSA has been investigated using fluorescence quenching method. - Abstract: A new Valen Shiff base (C{sub 22}H{sub 24}N{sub 4}O{sub 5}) was synthesized using equivalent moles of o-vanillin and trimethoprim. At 298.15 K, the standard molar enthalpy of formation of the new compound was estimated to be Δ{sub f}H{sub m}{sup Θ} [C{sub 22}H{sub 24}N{sub 4}O{sub 5}(s), 298.15 K] = −(696.92 ± 1.67) kJ mol{sup −1} by microcalorimetry. In particular, the interaction between the Shiff base and bovine serum albumin (BSA) has been investigated. It was proved that the fluorescence quenching of BSA by Shiff base is a result of the formation of a Shiff base-BSA complex. Quenching constants were determined using the Sterns–Volmer equation to provide a measurement of the binding site between Shiff base and BSA. The thermodynamic parameters ΔG, ΔH, and ΔS of the system at different temperatures were calculated. What is more, the distance r between donor (Trp. 213) and acceptor (Shiff base) was obtained. Finally, synchronous fluorescence spectroscopy data has suggested the association between Shiff base and BSA changed the molecular conformation of BSA.

  3. La tuberculosis bovina en España en los textos básicos de veterinaria durante el período antemicrobiano (1830-1882)

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    Gutiérrez García, José Manuel

    2001-01-01

    A comienzos del siglo XIX, la tuberculosis bovina no estaba todavía claramente diferenciada de otras enfermedades. El uso de la palabra tubérculo en sentido específico, identificando la enfermedad con la lesión, fue establecido por Bayle en 1810 en su obra Recherches sur la Phthisie Pulmonaire.

  4. Mastitis Bovina: Resistencia a antibióticos de cepas de Staphylococcus aureus asiladas de leche (Bovine Mastitis: Antimicrobial resistance of Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from milk

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    Pellegrino, MS

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available ResumenLa mastitis bovina es considerada la enfermedad infecciosa del ganado lechero de mayor impacto económico mundial, siendo Staphylococcus aureus el principal agente patógeno en muchos países.SummaryBovine mastitis is a frequent cause of economic loss in worldwide dairy herds, being Staphylococcus aureus the main etiological agent in many countries.

  5. Mastitis Bovina: Resistencia a antibióticos de cepas de Staphylococcus aureus asiladas de leche (Bovine Mastitis: Antimicrobial resistance of Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from milk)

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    Pellegrino, MS; Frola, ID; Odierno, LM; Bogni, CI

    2011-01-01

    ResumenLa mastitis bovina es considerada la enfermedad infecciosa del ganado lechero de mayor impacto económico mundial, siendo Staphylococcus aureus el principal agente patógeno en muchos países.SummaryBovine mastitis is a frequent cause of economic loss in worldwide dairy herds, being Staphylococcus aureus the main etiological agent in many countries.

  6. Prevalencia de la parainfluenza bovina (PI3) en las Parroquias de Tarqui y Victoria del Portete del Cantón Cuenca

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    Andrade Guzmán, Omar Santiago; Chicaiza Morales, Víctor Genaro

    2007-01-01

    En las explotaciones de ganado bovino las afecciones respiratorias son algunas de las patologías que con mayor frecuencia se observan ocasionando pérdidas económicas de consideración a los productores Magister en Salud Bovina Cuenca

  7. Paeoniflorin protects HUVECs from AGE-BSA-induced injury via an autophagic pathway by acting on the RAGE.

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    Chen, Yufang; Du, Xing; Zhou, Yande; Zhang, Yanlin; Yang, Yaping; Liu, Zhihua; Liu, Chunfeng; Xie, Ying

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    The aim of our study was to investigate the protective effects of Paeoniflorin (PF) against injury induced by AGE-modified bovine serum albumin (AGE-BSA) in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), and to examine the underlying mechanisms of these effects. A 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay was used to determine cell viability. Protein expression levels were determined by western blotting. For function-blocking experiments, we used small interfering RNA molecules (siRNA) for function-blocking experiments. At 6 h, we found that 100 μg/mL AGE-BSA reduced the viability of HUVECs. However, pretreatment with PF restored cell viability in a dose-dependent manner. AGE-BSA increased the levels of microtubule-associated protein light chain 3-II (LC3-II) and the receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE). Expression of p62 protein was also increased, but not at a statistically significant level. Pretreatment with PF further increased levels of LC3-II and RAGE, but reduced the expression of p62. In cells transfected with Atg5 and RAGE siRNA, cell viability and expression of LC3-II decreased in both the AGE-BSA and PF + AGE-BSA treatments. PF can protect HUVECs from AGE-BSA-induced injury by upregulating autophagy and promoting the completion of autophagy flux. RAGE plays an important role in this autophagic protection effect.

  8. Coadsorption of IgG and BSA onto sulfonated polystyrene latex: I. Sequential and competitive coadsorption isotherms.

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    Peula, J M; Hidalgo-Alvarez, R; de las Nieves, F J

    1995-01-01

    In this work the sequential and competitive coadsorption of IgG and BSA proteins on a sulfonate polystyrene latex with high surface charge density have been studied. For sequential coadsorption the IgG/a-CRP was first adsorbed and then the free surface of the particle was saturated by redispersion of the pellet in a solution with a high concentration of monomeric BSA (m-BSA). The competitive coadsorption experiments were carried out in two separate experiments by changing the initial concentration of one protein when the concentration of other protein was high and constant. During the incubation the pH was 5 or 6, and the ionic strength 2 mM, as in previous studies the adsorption of BSA was very low at neutral or basic pH regardless of the amount of adsorbed IgG. From these coadsorption experiments it was possible to obtain latex-protein complexes with a similar degree of coverage by each protein, high adsorption of IgG and different amounts of BSA, or high adsorption of BSA and a low, but significant, amount of IgG. The latex-protein complexes were electrokinetically characterized by measuring the electrophoretic mobility of each complex vs the pH of redispersion. In that way we can detect the i.e.p. of the complexes and the pH range in which the electrostatic repulsion can make them colloidally stable.

  9. Probing the adverse temperature dependence in the static fluorescence quenching of BSA induced by a novel anticancer hydrazone.

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    Tong, Jin-Qiang; Tian, Fang-Fang; Li, Qing; Li, Li-Li; Xiang, Chen; Liu, Yi; Dai, Jie; Jiang, Feng-Lei

    2012-12-01

    A novel hydrazone, 2-hydroxy-N'-(3-hydroxybenzylidene) benzohydrazide (HHB), has been designed, synthesized and characterized. HHB was designed to be an analogue of 311 and PIH with potential anticancer activity, and the IC(50) towards HeLa cell was about 3.46 × 10(-5) mol(-1) L. The interactions of HHB with bovine serum albumin (BSA) had been investigated systematically by spectroscopy, electrochemistry, and molecular modeling under simulative physiological conditions. HHB bound BSA in the sub-domains IIA to form a ground-state complex, inducing the quenching of the intrinsic fluorescence emission, the change of absorption spectrum and the increase of electrical resistance of BSA. An adverse temperature dependence in the fluorescence quenching was detected and discussed to be a reasonable consequence of the big E(a) requirement to overcome the obstructive amino acid residues in the entrance to the binding site, which were closely related to the natural structure of BSA and the molecular shape of HHB. The impact of metal ions, including Fe(2+), Fe(3+), Cu(2+), Mg(2+), Zn(2+), Ca(2+) and Al(3+), towards the interactions of HHB and BSA has been investigated and they were found to affect the HHB-BSA interactions in a mild way.

  10. BSA-directed synthesis of CuS nanoparticles as a biocompatible photothermal agent for tumor ablation in vivo.

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    Zhang, Cai; Fu, Yan-Yan; Zhang, Xuejun; Yu, Chunshui; Zhao, Yan; Sun, Shao-Kai

    2015-08-01

    Photothermal therapy as a physical therapeutic approach has greatly attracted research interest due to its negligible systemic effects. Among the various photothermal agents, CuS nanoparticles have been widely used due to their easy preparation, low cost, high stability and strong absorption in the NIR region. However, the ambiguous biotoxicity of CuS nanoparticles limited their bio-application. So it is highly desirable to develop biocompatible CuS photothermal agents with the potential of clinical translation. Herein, we report a novel method to synthesize biocompatible CuS nanoparticles for photothermal therapy using bovine serum albumin (BSA) as a template via mimicking biomaterialization processes. Owing to the inherent biocompatibility of BSA, the toxicity assays in vitro and in vivo showed that BSA-CuS nanoparticles possessed good biocompatibility. In vitro and in vivo photothermal therapies were performed and good results were obtained. The bulk of the HeLa cells treated with BSA-CuS nanoparticles under laser irradiation (808 nm) were killed, and the tumor tissues of mice were also successfully eliminated without causing any obvious systemic damage. In summary, a novel strategy for the synthesis of CuS nanoparticles was developed using BSA as the template, and the excellent biocompatibility and efficient photothermal therapy effects of BSA-CuS nanoparticles show great potential as an ideal photothermal agent for cancer treatment.

  11. Modelagem matemática do controle de brucelose bovina por vacinação Mathematical modeling of bovine brucellosis control by vaccination

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    M. Amaku

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available As fêmeas bovinas, por sua importância na transmissão e na manutenção da brucelose, constituíram o alvo dos inquéritos do Programa Nacional de Controle e Erradicação da Brucelose e da Tuberculose Animal. Com base em informações obtidas em unidades federativas onde foram realizados inquéritos sorológicos e observadas prevalências de animais acima de 2%, elaborou-se um modelo para simular a dinâmica da brucelose em rebanhos bovinos formados exclusivamente por fêmeas, analisando o efeito de estratégias de vacinação. Para baixa cobertura vacinal, da ordem de 30%, o tempo para reduzir a prevalência a 2%, valor adotado como referência, pode ser longo, aproximando-se do dobro do tempo necessário para uma cobertura mais alta, de 90%. De acordo com o modelo, o tempo para reduzir a prevalência a 1% ou 2%, que permitam passar à fase de erradicação, pode chegar a uma década. Recomenda-se a intensificação do esforço para a vacinação de fêmeas, procurando atingir alta cobertura vacinal.Due to the important role played by female bovines in the transmission and maintenance of brucellosis, they were the target of the serological surveys of the Brazilian National Program for the Control and Eradication of Bovine Brucellosis and Tuberculosis. Based on the information obtained in Brazilian states, where the serological surveys were carried out and prevalences higher than 2% were observed, a model to simulate the dynamics of brucellosis in herds of female bovines was developed to analyze the effects of vaccination strategies. For low vaccination coverage (around 30%, the time to reduce the prevalence to 2%, adopted as a reference, may be long, approximately twice as long as the time observed for a higher coverage (90%. According to the model, the time to reduce the prevalence to levels of 1% or 2%, adequate to start the eradication phase, may reach a decade. It is recommended an intensification of the effort to vaccinate females

  12. Somatotropina bovina recombinante (rBST sobre o desempenho e a digestibilidade aparente de novilhas (½ Nelore x ½ Red Angus em confinamento

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    Nascimento Willian Gonçalves do

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito da somatotropina bovina recombinante (rBST - análogo do BST, obtido comercialmente pela técnica do DNA recombinante, sobre ganho médio diário (GMD, ingestão de matéria seca (IMS, matéria orgânica (IMO, energia metabolizável (IEM e fibra em detergente neutro (IFDN, ingestão de matéria seca em relação ao peso vivo (IMS/PV, conversão alimentar (CA, rendimento de carcaça (RC e digestibilidade aparente da matéria seca (DAMS, matéria orgânica (DAMO, proteína bruta (DAPB, energia bruta (DAEB e fibra em detergente neutro (DAFDN. Foram utilizadas 24 novilhas mestiças (½ Nelore x ½ Red Angus, com aproximadamente 18 meses de idade e peso médio 255 kg. Os animais foram alimentados com uma dieta contendo silagem de milho, como volumoso, e polpa de citrus e farelo de soja, como concentrado, durante 84 dias. Essa dieta foi utilizada para os três tratamentos, que se diferenciaram pela aplicação de 250 mg de rBST, por via subcutânea, na fossa ísqueo-retal, onde: tratamento 1 controle (aplicação de dois mL de solução salina; 2 dose única e 3 uma dose a cada 14 dias. Os animais foram distribuídos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com três tratamentos e oito repetições. O GMD foi determinado a cada 14 dias. A ingestão de alimentos e a conversão da MS foram determinadas ao final do experimento. A digestibilidade aparente (DA foi determinada durante um período de sete dias com uso de indicador interno. Não houve diferença entre animais tratados ou não com rBST sobre o GMD, IMS, IPB, IEM, IMO e IFDN, CAMS e RC. No entanto, a DA da MS, MO, PB, EB e FND foi superior para as novilhas que receberam rBST a cada 14 dias.

  13. Ag 纳米粒子表面 BSA 隔离层对聚苯乙烯荧光的增强效应%Fluorescence enhancement effect of polystyrene by BSA isolation layer at surface of Ag nanoparticles

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    梁真飞; 王欢; 刘顺鹏; 张斯; 黄海亮; 易国斌

    2015-01-01

    Spherical silver (Ag)nanoparticles with the average diameter 50-65 nm were synthesized by oxida-tion-reduction process.The morphology and monodispersity of the Ag nanoparticles was characterized by scan-ning electron microscope (SEM).Ag/bovine serum albumin (BSA)core-shell structure nanoparticles approxi-mately 80.8 nm in effective diameter were fabricated by deposition method and self-assembling onto Ag nanop-articles.The results of SEM,transmission electron microscope (TEM),X-ray diffraction (XRD)and fluores-cence emission spectra (FL)showed that BSA effectively coated on the surface of Ag nanoparticles,and Ag/BSA core-shell structured nanoparticles had good monodispersity.Furthermore,fluorescence intensity of PS en-hanced from 100 to 6 000 by Ag/BSA core-shell structured nanoparticles.The results showed that BSA isolation layer had significant enhancement effect on fluorescence intensity of PS near the surface of Ag.%通过氧化还原法制备了粒径处于50~65 nm的球形银(Ag)纳米粒子,采用扫描电子显微镜(SEM)分析其形貌及单分散性。在 Ag 纳米粒子基础上采用沉积自组装法合成了有效粒径为80.8 nm 的Ag/牛血清白蛋白(BSA)核壳结构纳米粒子。结合SEM、透射电子显微镜(TEM)、X 射线衍射(XRD)和荧光发射光谱(FL)分析发现,BSA 有效地包覆在 Ag纳米粒子的外层,Ag/BSA 核壳结构纳米粒子单分散性良好,加入 Ag/BSA 核壳结构纳米粒子的聚苯乙烯(PS)的荧光强度从100增强到6000。研究结果表明, BSA 隔离层对位于 Ag 表面附近的 PS 分子的荧光强度有显著的增强效应。

  14. Uso della chemiluminescenza per la diagnosi della brucellosi bovina e ovina mediante ELISA indiretta e competitiva

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    Manuela Tittarelli

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available I metodi ufficiali previsti dal Piano nazionale di eradicazione della brucellosi bovina ed ovi-caprina sono la sieroagglutinazione rapida (SAR con l’antigene acidificato al Rosa Bengala e la fissazione del complemento (FDC. Nella attuale fase del piano di eradicazione non è infrequente imbattersi in risultati di difficile interpretazione ottenuti con i test ufficiali, pertanto è necessario poter disporre di test aggiuntivi che presentino livelli di specificità e di sensibilità più elevati. A questo scopo sono stati validati due metodi ELISA, indiretto (i-ELISA CL e competitivo (c-ELISA CL, mediante l’utilizzo di un substrato chemiluminescente per la determinazione di anticorpi anti-Brucella in siero bovino ed ovino. I metodi si basano sulla rivelazione degli anticorpi anti-Brucella, contenuti nel siero, mediante la catalisi di un substrato enzimatico chemiluminescente (sistema luminolo/H2O2/ enhancer, da parte della perossidasi coniugata ad anticorpi secondari anti-IgG, nella i-ELISA CL, o al monoclonale anti-LPS, nella c-ELISA CL. Sulla base dei risultati ottenuti, per l'i-ELISA CL è stato stabilito un valore di cut-off, espresso come percentuale di positività (PP, del 60% per i sieri bovini e del 37,5% per quelli ovini; con questo valore di cut-off si ottiene una sensibilità ed una specificità del test del 100% per i sieri bovini, e una sensibilità del 100% e una specificità del 99,8% per quelli ovini. Per la c-ELISA CL è stato scelto un cut-off, espresso come percentuale di inibizione (PI, del 30% per i sieri bovini e del 40% per quelli ovini, che assicura valori di sensibilità e specificità del 100% in entrambi i casi.

  15. Estrategias genómicas y moleculares para el control de la babesiosis bovina

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    Juan Joel Mosqueda Gualito

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    Full Text Available El control de la babesiosis bovina en muchas partes del mundo está restringido al tratamiento quimioterapéutico y al control de la población de garrapatas con agentes acaricidas. No hay programas de control basados en estudios de inmunidad de hato, control integral de la garrapata y las enfermedades que transmite, ni vacunas contra la babesiosis disponibles comercialmente. Para poder desarrollar estas herramientas es necesario utilizar tecnologías que incluyan conocimientos de genómica, proteómica y bioinformática, apoyadas en la investigación de genes con potencial diagnóstico o vacunal. El estudio de la función de los genes, y de la conservación o variabilidad son indispensables para determinar su utilidad. Es necesario, primero identificar los genes con potencial a incluirse en el desarrollo de estas herramientas, y después, evaluar su variabilidad o conservación en distintas poblaciones de parásitos. En segundo término, es necesario seleccionar regiones específicas de estos genes, que cumplan la función deseada, ya sean regiones conservadas o diferentes entre cepas. Finalmente, es necesario utilizar el método adecuado de evaluación de estos candidatos para el desarrollo de métodos de control adecuados. A pesar de que hay ciertos avances en el estudio de genes de B. bovis, hay prácticamente nula información respecto a B. bigemina. Es necesario aprovechar las nuevas estrategias genómicas y de bioinformática para identificar nuevos genes con potencial diagnóstico y de vacunación. El desarrollo de la ganadería mexicana está supeditado al establecimiento e implementación de estas herramientas.

  16. Linfomatosis Bovina. Morfopatología en dos casos de campo

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    Joa, R.; Ancizar, J.; Betancourt, A.; Babaahmadi,

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    Full Text Available La Linfomatosis ocurre exclusivamente en el tejido linfoide, de tal forma, que no está restringida en su origen a los ganglios linfáticos y el bazo, sino que surge también en los nódulos linfoides. En su diseminación puede afectar no solo al tejido linforreticular, sino a cualquier otro también (Ferrer, 1980. Se describe el cuadro lesional observado en dos hembras bovinas adultas, con edades de cinco y siete años, pertenecientes a una Unidad de Producción Lechera, las cuales fueron enviadas a sacrificio, por presentar anestro prolongado, linfoadenopatía en los ganglios precrurales y a la palpación rectal se le habían detectado formaciones nodulares en el útero. Las lesiones observadas se encontraban distribuidas en varios órganos y tejidos, con características similares a las descritas en la Leucosis Enzootica de los Bovinos.Lymphomatosis occure exclusivelly in lymphoid tissue, and it is not restrictelly to the lymphoid node and the spleen, also it may be initited in the isolated limphoid nodules. It may be diseminated to other tissue (ferrer, 1980. The postmorten fidings in two dayry cow is described. The age of the animals were five and seven years respectively, they belong from two dayry farm. They were send to slaugtherhause due to anestro, lymphoadenopaty of the precrural lymph node. Rectal palpation depicted nodular formation in the uterus. Several tissues and organ display lessions with similar caracteristics to Bovine Enzootic Leukosis.

  17. Study on Interaction Between Chrysin with BSA by Linear Sweep Voltammetry%线性扫描伏安法研究白杨素与牛血清白蛋白的相互作用

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    尚永辉; 孙家娟; 刘彬; 黄怡; 赵维

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    The interaction between chrysin with bovine serum albumin (BSA) was studied by linear sweepping voltammetry.The optimized conditions found were as follows:① medium:Na2HPO4-NaH2PO4 buffer solution of pH 7.40; ② reaction time:20 min; ③ reaction temperature:298 K; ④ ionic strength:1.0× 10-3mol ·L-1 NaCl.It was found that an electrochemically non-active supermolecular compound between chrysin and BSA was formed,with transfer coefficient (α) of 0.121 9 and apparent electron transfer rate constant (ks) of 0.914 s-1.%采用线性扫描伏安法研究了白杨素与牛血清白蛋白(BSA)之间的相互作用.优化的试验条件为:①以pH 7.40的磷酸氢二钠-磷酸二氢钠缓冲溶液为介质;②反应时间为20 min;③反应温度为298 K;④离子强度:1.0×10-3mol· L-1氯化钠溶液.研究发现:白杨素与BSA在相互作用后形成了一种非电活性超分子化合物,转移系数(α)为0.121 9,表观电子传递速率常数(ks)为0.914 s-1.

  18. Diagnóstico do complexo teníase-cisticercose bovina em São João Evangelista, Minas Gerais, Brasil

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    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de diagnosticar a situação do complexo teníase-cisticercose bovina em Minas Gerais, Brasil, foi selecionado o município de São João Evangelista, onde foram coletadas amostras de sangue de 339 bovinos em 15 propriedades rurais, sorteadas aleatoriamente. Em cada propriedade, foi aplicado um questionário socioeconômico para a análise de fatores que favorecem a manutenção do complexo teníase-cisticercose bovina. Foi realizado também o diagnóstico de teníase humana por meio de exame coproparasitológico dos habitantes das propriedades. Encontrou-se a prevalência de 4,1% para cisticercose bovina e a frequência de 2,94% para teníase humana. Entre os fatores de risco para a manutenção do complexo teníase-cisticercose analisados, foi observada uma relação estatisticamente significativa (P=0,042 entre a ocorrência de cisticercose bovina e a ingestão de carne malpassada pelos entrevistados. Concluiu-se que a cisticercose bovina está presente no município de São João Evangelista, MG, em índices considerados endêmicos, sendo o consumo de carne malpassada e não inspecionada o principal fator de risco para a manutenção do complexo teníase-cisticercose, o que reforça a necessidade da adoção de medidas de controle com contínua vigilância epidemiológica e sanitária.

  19. Situação epidemiológica da brucelose bovina no Estado do Tocantins Epidemiological situation of bovine brucellosis in the State of Tocantins, Brazil

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    R.A. Ogata

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Realizou-se um estudo para caracterizar a situação epidemiológica da brucelose bovina no Estado do Tocantins, entre fevereiro de 2002 e agosto de 2003. O Estado foi dividido em seis áreas com características produtivas homogêneas (circuitos produtores. Para cada área, foi calculada uma amostragem simples aleatória de 300 propriedades, com o objetivo de estimar a prevalência de focos de brucelose além da prevalência de fêmeas bovinas adultas soropositivas. Para isso, foram amostradas de 10 a 15 vacas com idade superior a dois anos em cada propriedade. Um total de 20.908 soros foi obtido de 1.842 propriedades. A prevalência de focos de brucelose foi de 21,2% [19,3-23,1%] e a prevalência de fêmeas bovinas adultas soropositivas de 4,4% [3,6-5,3%] para o Estado. Quando se considerou o circuito produtor, observou-se que os circuitos 1, 2, 3 e 5 tiveram prevalência de focos significativamente maior que os circuitos 4 e 6. Os resultados da prevalência nos circuitos 1, 2, 3 e 5 foram de: 16,0% [12,1-20,6%], 37,6% [32,1-43,4%], 26,4% [21,5-31,7%] e 29,3% [24,3-34,7%], respectivamente. Nos circuitos 4 e 6, foram de 5,8% [3,5-9,1%] e 8,6% [5,7-12,2%], respectivamente. Em cada propriedade, foi aplicado um questionário epidemiológico, com o objetivo de avaliar o grau de associação de possíveis fatores de risco com a doença. Os fatores de risco (odds ratio, OR associados à condição de foco de brucelose foram: rebanho com mais de 120 vacas (OR= 2,0 e abate de reprodutores na propriedade (OR= 1,52. Vacinação contra brucelose (OR= 0,37, presença de piquete de parição (OR= 0,72 e exploração de leite (OR= 0,63 apresentaram-se como fatores de proteção.A study was carried out to characterize the epidemiological situation of brucellosis in the State of Tocantins from February 2002 to August 2003. The State was divided into six regions with a homogeneous productive system. For each region, a simple random sample was calculated to

  20. Triazolopyridyl ketones as a novel class of antileishmanial agents. DNA binding and BSA interaction.

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    Adam, Rosa; Bilbao-Ramos, Pablo; López-Molina, Sonia; Abarca, Belén; Ballesteros, Rafael; González-Rosende, M Eugenia; Dea-Ayuela, M Auxiliadora; Alzuet-Piña, Gloria

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    A new series of triazolopyridyl pyridyl ketones has been synthetized by regioselective lithiation of the corresponding [1,2,3]triazolo[1,5-a]pyridine at 7 position followed by reaction with different electrophiles. The in vitro antileishmanial activity of these compounds was evaluated against Leishmaniainfantum, Leishmaniabraziliensis, Leishmaniaguyanensis and Leishmaniaamazonensis. Compounds 6 and 7 were found to be the most active leishmanicidal agents. Both of them showed activities at micromolar concentration against cultured promastigotes of Leishmania spp. (IC₅₀=99.8-26.8 μM), without cytotoxicity on J774 macrophage cells. These two compounds were also tested in vivo in a murine model of acute infection by L. infantum. The triazolopyridine derivative 6 was effective against both spleen and liver parasites forms, while 7 was inactive against liver parasites. Mechanistic aspects of the antileishmanial activity were investigated by means of DNA binding studies (UV-titration and viscosimetry). Results have revealed that these active ligands are able to interact strongly with DNA [Kb=1.14 × 10(5)M(-1) (6) and 3.26 × 10(5)M(-1) (7)]. Moreover, a DNA groove binding has been proposed for both 6 and 7. To provide more insight on the mode of action of compounds 6 and 7 under biological conditions, their interaction with bovine serum albumin (BSA) was monitored by fluorescence titrations and UV-visible spectroscopy. The quenching constants and binding parameters were determined. Triazolopyridine ketones 6 and 7 have exhibited significant affinity towards BSA [Kb=2.5 × 10(4)M(-1) (6) and 1.9 × 10(4)M(-1) (7)]. Finally, to identify the binding location of compounds 6 and 7 on the BSA, competitive binding experiments were carried out, using warfarin, a characteristic marker for site I, and ibuprofen as one for site II. Results derived from these studies have indicated that both compounds interact at BSA site I and, to a lesser extent, at site II.

  1. BOVINE MASTITIS IN THE GOIÂNIA DAIRY BASIN MASTITE BOVINA NA BACIA LEITEIRA DE GOIÂNIA

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    Roberval Rodrigues da Costa

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    This investigation was carried on in six counties of milk region around Goiânia city, state of Goiás. Seven hundred and one (701 cows in lactation were examined, from which 87 (12.41% showed c1inica1 and subclinical mastitis. The tests CMT/ Whiteside were dome on 2,717 samples of milk and from those 393 (41.46% were positive. The rnicroorganisms isolated from 701 lactocultures were: Staphilococcus aureus 172 (67.70%; Streptococcus spp. 38 (l4.96%; Corynebacterium spp. 42 (16.53%; Staphylococcu.s epidermides 38 (14.96%; Pseudomonas aeruginosa 21 (8.26%; Eschericheir coli 18 (7.08%; Serratia marceceus 12 (4.72%; Klebsiella spp 5 (1.96%; Proteus vulgaris 4 (1.57%; Candida spp 5 (1.96%; Candida spp 5 (1.96% and in 23 (9.05% there was no growing.

    Esta pesquisa foi realizada em seis municípios da bacia leiteira de Goiânia tendo sido examinadas 701 vacas lactantes, das quais 87 (12,41% apresentaram mastite clínica e subclínica. Os testes CMT/Whiteside foram realizados em 2.717 amostras de leite, sendo que 393 (14,46% resultaram positivas. Os microrganismos isolados das 701 lactoculturas foram: Staphilococcus aureus 172 (67,70%; Streptococcus spp. 38 (l4,96%; Corynebacterium spp. 42 (16 ,53%; Staphylococcu.s epidermides 38 (14 ,96%; Pseudomonas aeruginosa 21 (8,26%; Eschericheir coli 18 (7,08%; Serratia marceceus 12 (4,72%; Klebsiella spp 5 (1,96%; Proteus vulgaris 4 (1,57%; Candida spp 5 (1,96%; Candida spp 5 (1,96% e em 23 (9,05% não houve crescimento.

  2. Uso de língua bovina na prática de técnicas de sutura

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    Full Text Available The authors present a method of teaching of suture techniques being used instrumental surgical and bovine tongue used in the evaluation of the graduation students' learning. The evaluation of the technique, used since January 2000, considering students' motivation, learning curve, practical applicability, quality of the biological material used and similarity to the human tegument. The acceptance for the students was very good and the bovine tongue was shown material of easy acquisition and extremely useful in the teaching of suture techniques. The presented method is simple, easily reproductible and interesting. The bovine tongue is similar to the skin and the subcutaneous tissue, providing more enlightening and stimulants practical lessons.

  3. Irradiation of bovine meat: effect of heme-iron concentration.; Irradiacao de carne bovina: efeito na concentracao de ferro heme

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    Mistura, Liliana Perazzini Furtado

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    The irradiation is often used, nowadays, for meat conservation and it is important to know how much this process interferes with the nutritional quality of the meat. In this study round cut meat, ground and steaks (from a local supermarket) was irradiated with doses of O; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 7,5 and 10 kGy (JS-7500 Nordium Inc -Canada) and the interference of irradiation and the process of food preparation on heme-iron (H Fe) content was determined. Half of the sample was kept raw and the other half was grilled in a pre-warmed oven at 250 deg C for 9 min and a controlled humidity of 70%. The chemical composition, the total iron (T Fe) (EM) and the heme iron concentration were determined (Hornsey,1956) and the sensorial quality evaluated. The average T Fe concentration of raw and ground , ground and grilled, raw steaks and grilled steak meat, on dry and degreased basis was 113 mug/g, 121 mug/g , 91 mug/g and 77 mug/g; and the H Fe concentration 105 mug/g (93% of T Fe) , 88 mug/g (73% of T Fe), 90 mug/g (99% of T Fe) and 52 mug/g (68% of T Fe) respectively. Data were evaluated by ANOVA with fixed effects and multiple comparisons. The irradiation neither altered the chemical composition nor the proportion of heme iron of meat. The preparation conditions (temperature, cooking time, environment humidity, meat presentation) of the sample interfered more with the heme iron content than the irradiation. With the sensorial analysis we verified that meats irradiated with doses of 3 kGy were better evaluated in softness and succulency attributes than the others. Meat submitted to irradiation doses up to 3 kGy were accepted by the specialists' panel. (author)

  4. Disposição dos consumidores porto-alegrenses à compra de carne bovina com certificação Willingness of consumers from Porto Alegre county, Rio Grande do Sul state, for purchasing beef meat with certification

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    João Pedro Velho

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    Full Text Available Analisou-se o perfil de consumidores de carne bovina e determinou-se o consumo de carne com certificação visando obter dados sobre a importância e o valor da certificação da carne na hora da compra. Avaliou-se ainda o conhecimento do consumidor de carne bovina quanto à certificação da carne e quanto esse consumidor paga por este processo. A pesquisa foi realizada em uma rede de supermercados, mediante a aplicação de questionários dirigidos às pessoas próximas aos balcões com carne, independentemente da espécie animal. Os consumidores exigem alimentos com qualidade e certificados confiáveis que demonstrem e garantam a qualidade dos alimentos, porém, estão dispostos a pagar somente um pouco a mais pela certificação, em comparação ao valor atual de mercado, provavelmente pelo fato de sua renda mensal não permitir maior valorização desse atributo.The profile of beef meat consumers was analyzed, as well as the consumption of certificated meat, with the objective of obtaining data on the importance the of certification value at the purchasing occasion. The aim of this study was to evaluate the beef meat consumers awareness regarding the meat certification and how much they are willing to pay for this process. The data survey was carried out in only one supermarket chain from the city of Porto Alegre - RS, Brazil, which authorized the research interviewing people through questionnaires, close to refrigerator counters of any meat species. It was observed that consumers are demanding for food with quality attributes, with trustful certifications that testify these quality attributes. However, the data obtained from interviews with consumers showed that they are willing to pay only little more for certification than the current price, probably due to the fact that their average monthly income ranges from one to six minimum wages.

  5. Screening of medicinal plants for antibacterial activities on Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from bovine mastitis Screening de plantas medicinais com atividade antimicrobiana contra cepas de Staphylococcus aureus isoladas de mastite bovina

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    Marisa A. N. Diaz

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    Full Text Available Staphylococcus aureus is the main causative agent of bovine mastitis. The activity of several extracts from ten medicinal plants traditionally used in Brazil as antiseptic was investigated against fifteen strains of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from animals with mastitis manifestation by the disc diffusion method and broth microdilution assay. The interference of the extracts on cell in the form of adherent colonies was also evaluated. MIC values ranged from 0.5 mg/mL to 1.0 mg/mL and biofilm inhibitory concentration (BIC were between 0.25 mg/mL and 0.8 mg/mL. Results revealed the potential of extracts of Senna macranthera, Artemisia absinthium, Cymbopogon nardus and Baccharis dracunculifolia as antibacterial agents against S. aureus strains isolated from bovine mastitis and support the possible use of these phytotherapic agents in the clinical management of the disease.Staphylococcus aureus é o principal agente causador de mastite bovina. A atividade de diversos extratos de dez plantas medicinais tradicionalmente usadas no Brasil como anti-sépticas foi investigada contra quinze cepas de Staphylococcus aureus isoladas de animais com manifestação de mastite pelo método de difusão em ágar e ensaio de microdiluição. A interferência dos extratos na célula bacteriana em forma de colônias aderidas também foi avaliada. Os valores de MIC variaram de 0.5 mg/mL a 1.0 mg/mL e a concentração inibitória de biofilme (BIC variou de 0.25 mg/mL a 0.8 mg/mL. Os resultados revelaram o potencial dos extratos de Senna macranthera, Artemisia absinthium, Cymbopogon nardus e Baccharis dracunculifolia como agentes antibacterianos contra cepas de S. aureus isolados de mastite bovina e suportam o possível uso destas plantas no manejo clínico da doença.

  6. ESQUEMA SIMPLIFICADO PARA IDENTIFICAÇÃO DE ESTAFILOCOCOS COAGULASE-POSITIVOS ISOLADOS DE MASTITE BOVINA SIMPLIFIED SCHEME FOR IDENTIFICATION OF COAGULASE-POSITIVE STAPHYLOCOCCI ISOLATED FROM BOVINE MASTITIS

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    Maria Aparecida Vasconcelos Paiva Brito

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    Full Text Available Os testes de produção de acetoína, determinação da atividade da enzima beta-galactosidase e utilização anaeróbica do manitol em conjunto com a susceptibilidade à acriflavina foram avaliados para diferenciação de amostras de Staphylococcus coagulase-positivas (SCP isoladas de mastite bovina. As amostras foram classificadas no gênero Staphylococcus por meio da sensibilidade a furazolidona, resistência à bacitracina, produção de ácido em aerobiose a partir de glicerol na presença de 0,4mig m-1 de eritromicina e catalase, e foram positivas no teste de coagulase do plasma de coelho em tubos. A susceptibilidade à acriflavina foi testada em placas de ágar Baird Parker e ágar P com 7,0mig m-1 de acriflavina. Como controle dos testes, foram incluídas cinco amostras coagulase-negativas de S. hyicus isoladas de leite bovino e identificadas pelo sistema API Staph e a amostra de S. aureus ATCC 29213. Trinta e oito das 49 amostras de SCP foram identificadas como S. aureus e 11 como S. hyicus, não sendo identificada nenhuma como S. intermedius. O sistema API Staph foi empregado para confirmar a identificação das amostras coagulase-positivas de S. hyicus, sete amostras de S. aureus negativas no teste de produção de acetoína e quatro negativas na fermentação anaeróbica do manitol. Todas as amostras de S. aureus foram resistentes a acriflavina, enquanto as de S. hyicus foram sensíveis. Concluiu-se que a sensibilidade a acriflavina pode ser empregada juntamente com os testes de coagulase e produção de acetoína na diferenciação de SCP isolados de mastite bovina.Production of acetoin, acid production from mannitol under anaerobiosis and beta-galactosidase activity in addition to acriflavin susceptibility were evaluated to differentiate between coagulase-positive strains of Staphylococcus (CPS isolated from bovine mastitis. The strains were classified in the genus Staphylococcus by means of sensitivity to furazolidone, resistance

  7. Interaction of Di-2-pyridylketone 2-pyridine Carboxylic Acid Hydrazone and Its Copper Complex with BSA: Effect on Antitumor Activity as Revealed by Spectroscopic Studies.

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    Li, Cuiping; Huang, Tengfei; Fu, Yun; Liu, Youxun; Zhou, Sufeng; Qi, Zhangyang; Li, Changzheng

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    The drug, di-2-pyridylketone-2-pyridine carboxylic acid hydrazone (DPPCAH) and its copper complex (DPPCAH-Cu) exhibit significant antitumor activity. However, the mechanism of their pharmacological interaction with the biological molecule bovine serum albumin (BSA) remains poorly understood. The present study elucidates the interactions between the drug and BSA through MTT assays, spectroscopic methods and molecular docking analysis. Our results indicate that BSA could attenuate effect on the cytotoxicity of DPPCAH, but not DPPCAH-Cu. Data from fluorescence quenching measurements demonstrated that both DPPCAH and DPPCAH-Cu could bind to BSA, with a reversed effect on the environment of tryptophan residues in polarity. CD spectra revealed that the DPPCAH-Cu exerted a slightly stronger effect on the secondary structure of BSA than DPPCAH. The association constant of DPPCAH with BSA was greater than that of DPPCAH-Cu. Docking studies indicated that the binding of DPPCAH to BSA involved a greater number of hydrogen bonds compared to DPPCAH-Cu. The calculated distances between bound ligands and tryptophans in BSA were in agreement with fluorescence resonance energy transfer results. Thus, the binding affinity of the drug (DPPCAH or DPPCAH-Cu) with BSA partially contributes to its antitumor activity; the greater the drug affinity is to BSA, the less is its antitumor activity.

  8. Study on interaction between a new fluorescent probe 2-methylbenzo[b][1,10]phenanthrolin-7(12H)-one and BSA.

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    Qiu, Bin; Guo, Longhua; Chen, Mingluan; Lin, Zhenyu; Chen, Guonan

    2011-03-01

    A new fluorescence reagent, 2-methylbenzo[b][1,10]phenanthrolin-7(12H)-one (mBPO), synthesized in our laboratory was used as the probe for protein and its interaction with Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) was investigated in detail in this paper. It was found that BSA had the ability to quench the fluorescence of mBPO at 411 nm (λ(ex) = 286 nm), and the quenched intensity of fluorescence was proportional to the concentration of BSA. Based on this fact, mBPO has been used as a fluorescence probe for the detection of BSA. Under the optimal conditions, the calibration graph is linear up to 0.5 mg L(-1) for BSA and the limit of detection (LOD) was 0.06 mg L(-1). The regression equation is y = 1048.8x + 7.2093 with R(2) = 0.9913. The mechanism for the interaction of mBPO with BSA was also studied, while the binding constant and the number of binding sites were calculated. According to the thermodynamics parameter, the binding mode between mBPO and BSA was deduced. The results suggested the interaction between mBPO and BSA to be hydrophobic force in nature. It also proved that the fluorescence quenching reaction was affected by the tryptophan residue of BSA. For there are two tryptophan (Trp) residues, in site 134 and site 212 of BSA, and mBPO maybe has interaction with them respectively.

  9. Prevalencia de rinotraqueítis infecciosa bovina y diarrea viral bovina en hembras en tres épocas del año en la Zona Centro de Veracruz

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    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de determinar la prevalencia de rinotraqueítis infecciosa bovina (IBR y diarrea viral bovina (DVB, mediante diagnóstico serológico en diferentes épocas del año y su influencia en el estado reproductivo de hembras bovinas adultas, se realizó un estudio en siete ranchos ubicados en la zona centro de Veracruz, pertenecientes a los municipios de San Rafael, Medellín y Cotaxtla. Se realizó una palpación rectal y se tomaron tres muestras de sangre cada dos meses, al 10% de vacas gestantes y 10% no gestantes (5 meses posparto. La IBR y DVB se diagnosticaron por medio de ELISA. La tasa de gestación promedio de los siete ranchos fue 52%, con rangos de 54.76 a 96.26% y de 39.25 a 96.40% para el rancho con menor y mayor prevalencia de IBR y DVB, respectivamente. El rancho 4 mostró mayor prevalencia y el 5 menor prevalencia (p0.05 de IBR y DVB de acuerdo al estado reproductivo (gestantes o no gestantes en cada uno de los ranchos muestreados en los tres municipios de la zona centro de Veracruz. Sin embargo, la época del año causó un efecto (p<0.01 en la prevalencia. La interacción rancho por época del año mostró un efecto (p<0.01 sobre la prevalencia de la IBR y DVB; la época seca presentó la mayor prevalencia y una tendencia más uniforme que las otras dos épocas (lluvias y nortes, las cuales mostraron grandes variaciones. En los ranchos 2 y 7 la época de nortes presentó un 100% de prevalencia para IBR y DVB, y en el rancho 5 se presentaron las menores prevalencias (p<0.05 en las tres épocas del año y junto con el rancho 2 presentaron los valores más bajos (p< 0.01 para DVB e IBR en la época de nortes, respectivamente. El estado reproductivo no influyó en la prevalencia de estas dos enfermedades.

  10. Comparison of photoluminescence properties of HSA-protected and BSA-protected Au25 nanoclusters

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    Tsukamoto, Masato; Kawasaki, Hideya; Saitoh, Tadashi; Inada, Mitsuru; Kansai Univ. Collaboration

    Gold nanoclusters (NCs) have attracted great interest for a wide range of applications. In particular, red light-emitting Au25 NCs have been prepared with various biological ligands. It has been shown that Au25 NCs have Au13-core/6Au2(SR)3-semiring structure. The red luminescence thought to be originated from both core (670 nm) and semiring (625 nm). It is important to reveal a structure of Au25 NCs to facilitate the progress of applications. However, the precise structure of Au25 NCs has not been clarified. There is a possibility of obtaining structural information about Au25 NCs to compare optical properties of the NCs that protected by slightly different molecules. Bovine and human serum albumin (BSA, HSA) are suitable one for this purpose. It has been suggested that rich tyrosine and cysteine residues in these molecules are important to produce the thiolate-protected Au NCs. If Au25 NCs have core/shell structure, only the luminescence of the semiring will be affected by the difference of the albumin molecules. We carefully compared PL characteristics of BSA- and HSA- protected Au25 NCs. As a result, there was no difference in the PL at 670 nm (core), while differences were observed in the PL at 625 nm (semiring). The results support that Au25 NCs have core/semiring structure.

  11. Effect of pH on protein distribution in electrospun PVA/BSA composite nanofibers.

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    Tang, Christina; Ozcam, A Evren; Stout, Brendon; Khan, Saad A

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    We examine the protein distribution within an electrospun polymer nanofiber using polyvinyl alcohol and bovine serum albumin as a model system. We hypothesize that the location of the protein within the nanofiber can be controlled by carefully selecting the pH and the applied polarity of the electric field as the pH affects the net charge on the proteins. Using fluorescently labeled BSA and surface analysis, we observe that the distribution of BSA is affected by the pH of the electrospinning solution. Therefore, we further probe the relevant forces on the protein in solution during electrospinning. The role of hydrodynamic friction was assessed using glutaraldehyde and HCl as a tool to modify the viscosity of the solution during electrospinning. By varying the pH and the polarity of the applied electric field, we evaluated the effects of electrostatic forces and dielectrophoresis on the protein during fiber formation. We surmise that electrostatic forces and hydrodynamic friction are insignificant relative to dielectrophoretic forces; therefore, it is possible to separate species in a blend using polarizability contrast. A coaxial distribution of protein in the core can be obtained by electrospinning at the isoelectric point of the protein, whereas surface enrichment can be obtained when the protein carries a net charge.

  12. Acceleration of suspending single-walled carbon nanotubes in BSA aqueous solution induced by amino acid molecules.

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    Kato, Haruhisa; Nakamura, Ayako; Horie, Masanori

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    Single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) suspensions in aqueous media were prepared using bovine serum albumin (BSA) and amino acid molecules. It was found that the amino acid molecules clearly decreased the time required for suspending the SWCNTs in BSA aqueous solutions. Dynamic light scattering measurements revealed that the particle sizes of the SWCNTs suspended in aqueous media with and without amino acid molecules were approximately the same and stable for more than one week. The zeta potential values of the BSA molecules in pure water and amino acid aqueous solutions were different, and these values were also reflected in the surface potential of colloidal SWCNT particles in the corresponding aqueous media, thus inducing different dispersibility of SWCNTs in aqueous media. Pulsed field gradient nuclear magnetic resonance measurements showed that the interactions between the SWCNTs and the amino acid molecules are weak and comprise chemical exchange interactions and not bonding interactions. Amino acid molecules play a fascinating role in the preparation of SWCNT suspensions in BSA aqueous media by increasing electrostatic repulsive interactions between SWCNT colloidal particles and consequently enhancing the dispersion ability of the BSA molecules.

  13. A dual-responsive fluorescence method for the detection of clenbuterol based on BSA-protected gold nanoclusters.

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    Cao, Xueling; Li, Hongwei; Lian, Lili; Xu, Na; Lou, Dawei; Wu, Yuqing

    2015-04-29

    The illegal feeding of clenbuterol (CLB) to domestic animals and the potential harm of it to human health lead an urgent requirement for the efficient detection of CLB, especially in the edible meat. In this paper we reported a new fluorescence method for the detection of trace amount of CLB by using the BSA-protected gold nanoclusters (AuNCs@BSA). Under the excitation of either 280 or 500 nm the emission of AuNCs@BSA was quenched obviously by diazotized CLB, supplying a dual-responsive fluorescence method to detect CLB in aqueous solution. In addition, the linear response of the fluorescence intensity of AuNCs@BSA to diazotized CLB allowed the quantitative detection of CLB in a range of 4.0 nM-300 μM upon excitation at two wavelength, and the limit of detection for CLB was 3.0 nM upon 280 nm excitation and 1.6 nM upon 500 nm excitation, respectively. In addition, the dual-responsive mechanism of AuNCs@BSA to CLB was investigated in detail by using several CLB analogues and reference compounds. Particularly, the proposed method was successfully applied to detect CLB in pork mince and the results were validated well by HPLC, illustrating it could be used as a reliable, rapid, and cost-effective technique for the determination of CLB residues in real samples.

  14. Immunization with cationized BSA inhibits progression of disease in ApoBec-1/LDL receptor deficient mice with manifest atherosclerosis.

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    Kolbus, Daniel; Wigren, Maria; Ljungcrantz, Irena; Söderberg, Ingrid; Alm, Ragnar; Björkbacka, Harry; Nilsson, Jan; Fredrikson, Gunilla N

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    Immune responses against modified self-antigens generated by hypercholesterolemia play an important role in atherosclerosis identifying the immune system as a possible novel target for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. It has recently been shown that these immune responses can be modulated by subcutaneous injection of adjuvant. In the present study we immunized 25-week old ApoBec-1/LDL receptor deficient mice with manifest atherosclerosis with adjuvant and two different concentrations of the carrier molecule cationized BSA (cBSA). Plasma levels of Th2-induced apolipoprotein B (apoB)/IgG1 immune complexes were increased in the cBSA immunized groups verifying induction of immunity against a self-antigen. Mice were sacrificed at 36 weeks of age and atherosclerosis was monitored by en face Oil red O staining of the aorta. Immunization with 100 μg cBSA inhibited plaque progression, whereas the lower dose (50 μg) did not. In addition, the higher dose induced a more stable plaque phenotype, indicated by a higher content of collagen and less macrophages and T cells in the plaques. Moreover, there was an increased ratio of Foxp3+/Foxp3⁻ T cells in the circulation suggesting activation of a regulatory T cell response. In conclusion, we show that immunization with cBSA induces an immune response against apoB as well as an activation of Treg cells. This was associated with development of a more stable plaque phenotype and reduced atherosclerosis progression.

  15. Extraction and stability of bovine serum albumin (BSA) using cholinium-based Good’s buffers ionic liquids

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    Taha, Mohamed; Quental, Maria V.; Correia, Isabel; Freire, Mara G.; Coutinho, João A. P.

    2017-01-01

    Good’s buffers ionic liquids (GB-ILs), composed of cholinium-based cations and Good’s buffers anions, display self-buffering characteristics in the biological pH range, and their polarity and hydrophobicity can be easily tuned by a proper manipulation of their ions chemical structures. In this work, the extraction ability for bovine serum albumin (BSA) of aqueous biphasic systems (ABS) formed by polypropylene glycol 400 (PPG 400) and several GB-ILs was evaluated. ABS formed by PPG 400 and cholinium chloride ([Ch]Cl), GBs, and sucrose were also investigated for comparison purposes. It is shown that BSA preferentially migrates for the GB-IL-rich phase, with extraction efficiencies of 100%, achieved in a single-step. Dynamic light scattering, and circular dichroism (CD) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopies were employed to evaluate the effect of the investigated cholinium-based GB-ILs on the BSA stability, and compared with results obtained for the respective GBs precursors, [Ch]Cl and sucrose, a well-known protein stabilizer. Molecular docking studies were also carried out to investigate on the binding sites of GB-IL ions to BSA. The experimental results confirm that BSA has a higher stability in GB-ILs than in any of the other compounds investigated.

  16. BSA adsorption onto nanospheres: Influence of surface curvature as probed by electrophoretic light scattering and UV/vis spectroscopy

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    Sánchez-Pérez, Julio A.; Gallardo-Moreno, Amparo M.; González-Martín, M. Luisa; Vadillo-Rodríguez, Virginia

    2015-10-01

    The influence of surface curvature on the adsorption of bovine serum albumin (BSA) was evaluated through the combination of two fairly simple techniques: electrophoretic light scattering and UV/vis spectroscopy. Measurements were carried out for a range of protein concentrations (0-320 μg/ml) at pH 3.5, 4.5 and 7 using hydrophobic polystyrene nanospheres of 38.8, 82 and 220 nm in diameter. The results obtained demonstrate that the charge of the BSA molecules in solution dictates the pH-dependent behavior of the protein-coated nanospheres, indicating in all cases a significant adsorption of BSA molecules. At a fixed pH, however, it is the zeta potential that characterizes the uncoated nanospheres normalized by their surface area that primarily controls protein adsorption. In particular, it is found that the rate at which BSA interact with the different nanospheres increases as their negative zeta potential per unit area (or diameter) increases (decreases) regardless of the pH. Moreover, provided that adsorption occurs away from the isoelectric point of the protein, highly curved surfaces are found to stabilize the native-like conformation of BSA upon adsorption by likely reducing lateral interactions between adsorbed molecules.

  17. Determinantes do uso de medidas sanitárias de controle da brucelose e tuberculose bovinas

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    Luiza Carneiro Mareti Valente

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available A pecuária bovina é um dos mais importantes setores do agronegócio brasileiro. Entretanto, a sanidade dos rebanhos brasileiros - peça fundamental para a atividade - ainda é uma questão pouco estudada em termos econômicos. Assim, este trabalho buscou identificar os principais determinantes do uso das medidas preventivas estabelecidas pelo Programa Nacional de Controle e Erradicação da Brucelose e Tuberculose Animal (PNCEBT. Para isso, utilizou-se um modelo Tobit em painel. Os principais resultados indicam que o início efetivo do programa, em 2004, estimulou significativamente o aumento das medidas. Também observou-se que a vacinação não é influenciada pelos preços pagos tanto para carne quanto para leite, mas que esses afetavam positivamente o número de exames de tuberculose. Variáveis relativas às transferências do governo federal por convênio aos estados e às exportações de carne ou leite não foram significativas. Concluiu-se que o PNCEBT vem apresentando bons resultados. Além disso, podem ser planejados incentivos econômicos aos produtores, de modo a estimular o aumento das práticas preventivas estudadas.The bovine livestock is one of the most important sectors in the Brazilian agribusiness. However, Brazilian herds' health - very important for the activity - is still an issue rarely studied in economic terms. Therefore, the present study tried to identify the major determinants of the use of preventive measures established in the National Program for Control and Eradication of Animal Brucellosis and Tuberculosis (PNCEBT. For this, a Panel Tobit model was used. Results show that the effective beginning of PNCEBT in 2004, has significantly stimulated the increase of measures' use. It was also observed that vaccination is not influenced by the prices paid both for meat and milk, but those affected positively the number of tuberculosis tests. Variables related to federal government transfer, by agreement, to states and

  18. Tuberculose bovina no Estado da Paraíba: estudo retrospectivo Bovine tuberculosis in the state of Paraíba: retrospective survey

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    Salomão M. Figueiredo

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente trabalho foi determinar a frequência de propriedades positivas (focos e de animais positivos para a tuberculose bovina no Estado da Paraíba. Foram utilizados dados da Agência de Defesa Agropecuária do Estado, coletados de suas 23 microrregiões, durante o período de janeiro de 2008 a julho de 2009. Durante esse período, foram examinadas 10.963 propriedades e 54.472 bovinos foram submetidos ao teste de tuberculinização. Para o diagnóstico foi utilizada, como prova de triagem, a tuberculinização cervical simples para gado de leite e a tuberculinização na prega caudal para gado de corte; como prova confirmatória foi utilizada a tuberculinização cervical comparativa. Uma propriedade foi considerada foco quando apresentou pelo menos um animal soropositivo. Das propriedades investigadas, 62 (0,57% apresentaram pelo menos um animal positivo e dos animais analisados, 136 (0,25% foram positivos. Houve diferença significativa (pThe aim of this study was to determine the frequency of positive herds (foci and positive animals for bovine tuberculosis in the state of Paraíba, Northeast region of Brazil. Data from the Agency of Agricultural Protection in the state, collected from its 23 microregions, during the January 2008 to July 2009 period, were used. During this period, 10,963 herds were examined and 54,472 cattle were submitted to the tuberculin test. For diagnosis the cervical and caudal-fold tuberculin tests were used as screening tests in dairy and beef cattle, respectively; as confirmatory test, comparative cervical test was used. A herd was considered focus when presented at least one positive animal. Of the herds investigated, 62 (0.57% had at least one positive animal, and of the animals examined, 136 (0.25% were positive. There was significant difference (p<0.001 in the proportion of positivity for females (0.32% and males (0.04%. Despite low frequency of foci of brucellosis and seropositive animals, it is

  19. Avaliação funcional de monócitos de bovinos naturalmente infectados pelo vírus da leucose bovina

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    M.R Azedo

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Para a avaliação funcional de monócitos de bovinos infectados pelo vírus da leucose enzoótica bovina (LEB, foram coletadas amostras de sangue de 10 vacas com sorodiagnóstico negativo (SN, 10 com sorodiagnóstico positivo e que manifestavam linfocitose persistente (LP, e 10 com sorodiagnóstico positivo alinfocitóticas (AL. Os monócitos foram separados por gradiente de densidade e aderência em placa, submetidos aos testes de viabilidade por exclusão do azul de tripan, fagocitose de partículas de Zymosan, espraiamento em lamínula de vidro e quantificação da liberação de peróxido de hidrogênio (H2O2 e de óxido nítrico (ON. Monócitos de animais com LP apresentaram os menores índices de viabilidade (P<0,001, de fagocitose (P<0,001 e de espraiamento (P=0,006. Também apresentaram maior produção de H2O2 sem prévio estímulo (P=0,001 e após estímulo in vitro com 12-miristato 13-acetato de forbol (P=0,006 do que monócitos de animais SN e AL. O aumento da produção de H2O2 proporcionado pelo estímulo foi menor (P=0,015 nos monócitos de fêmeas que manifestaram LP. Não houve diferença na produção de ON pelos monócitos segundo os grupos. Os resultados indicam que o vírus da LEB, apesar de infectar linfócitos B, altera funcionalmente os monócitos circulantes em bovinos que manifestam LP.

  20. Listeria spp. occurrence in equipments and processing plants of meat/ Listeria spp. ocorrência em equipamentos e ambientes de processamento de carne bovina

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    Luís Augusto Nero

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    Full Text Available Exopolysaccharides, biopolymers or hydrosolubles gums, are produced by a great variety of microorganisms and possess physical, structural and chemical properties quite homogeneous, in relation to derived from algae and plants. The production is relatively independent on climatic conditions, faster obtaining of the finished product and need small space. Biopolymers have been studied thoroughly in the last years. Due to wide diversity in structure and physical properties, the microbial polysaccharides possess a lot of applications in food, pharmaceutical, oil, cosmetics, textile, inks and agricultural products among others industries. Some of those applications, include uses as emulsifying, stabilizing, binding, jellifying, clotting, lubricants, film coated, thickening and suspender agents. The parameters that have most influenced the process of exopolysaccharides biosyntheses have been the microorganism, the culture medium composition, pH and temperature of incubation. The exopolysaccharide production can be developed by species of Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria, some microalgae and many moulds. This work discusses the influence of these parameters during the production process and exopolysaccharides biosyntheses by bacteria.O objetivo desta pesquisa foi estabelecer a ocorrência de Listeria monocytogenes em diversos pontos de plantas de processamento de carne bovina em 01 abatedouro e 05 casas de carnes localizados na região norte do Paraná. Para a detecção de Listeria spp. em 124 amostras de equipamentos/utensílios e instalações, utilizou-se a metodologia preconizada pelo United States Departament of Agriculture (USDA, com identificação das espécies por testes bioquímicos e posterior confirmação pelo API Listeria (bioMérieux. Os resultados obtidos indicaram freqüências de 6,25% de L. monocytogenes; 68,75% de L. innocua; 18,75% de L. welshimeri; 4,17% de L. seeligeri e 2,08% de L. grayi. As amostras positivas para L

  1. Single-scan scatter correction in CBCT by using projection correlation based view interpolation (PC-VI) and a stationary ring-shaped beam stop array (BSA)

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    Yan, Hao; Zhang, Yanbo; Zankl, Maria

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    In the scatter correction for x-ray Cone Beam (CB) CT, the single-scan scheme with moving Beam Stop Array (BSA) offers reliable scatter measurement with low dose, and by using Projection Correlation based View Interpolation (PC-VI), the primary fluence shaded by the moving BSA (during scatter measurement) could be recovered with high accuracy. However, the moving BSA may increase the mechanical burden in real applications. For better practicability, in this paper we proposed a PC-VI based single-scan scheme with a ring-shaped stationary BSA, which serves as a virtual moving BSA during CB scan, so the shaded primary fluence by this stationary BSA can be also well recovered by PC-VI. The principle in designing the whole system is deduced and evaluated. The proposed scheme greatly enhances the practicability of the single-scan scatter correction scheme.

  2. DIFERENCIAÇÃO ENTRE OS VÍRUS DA RINOTRAQUEÍTE INFECCIOSA BOVINA (BHV-1 E HERPESVÍRUS DA ENCEFALITE BOVINA (BHV-5 COM ANTICORPOS MONOCLONAIS Monoclonal antibody differentiation between bovine herpesviruses type 1 and 5

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    Full Text Available Amostras de herpesvírus bovinos (BHV tipo 1 (Virus da Rinotraqueíte Infecciosa Bovina/Vulvovaginite Pustular Infecciosa; BHV-1 e tipo 5 (Herpesvírus da Encefalite Bovina; BHV-5 tiveram seu perfil de reatividade analisado em testes de imunoperoxidase frente a um painel composto por cinco anticorpos monoclonais (AcM produzidos contra antígenos de BHV-1. Um dos AcM reconheceu todas as amostras de BHV examinadas. Os quatro AcM restantes reconheceram somente amostras de BHV-1. Todas as amostras isoladas de casos de encefalites (BHV-5 apresentaram um padrão de reação distinto daquelas isoladas de outros síndromes associados à infecção pelo BHV-1. Os resultados obtidos indicam que os AcM avaliados permitem a diferenciação entre amostras de BHV-1 e BHV-5, havendo perfeita correlação entre os quadros clínicos observados com os perfis de reatividade obtidos in vitro.Bovine Herpesviruses (BHV type 1 (BHV-1 and type 5 (BHV-5 were analysed by immunoperoxidase staining with a panel of monoclonal antibodies (Mabs prepared against BHV antigens. One of the Mabs recognized all BHV isolates tested. The remainder four mabs recognized only BHV-1 samples, including standard laboratory strains. All isolates associated with clinical cases of encephalitis (BHV-5 displayed a pattern of reactivity distinct from that of viruses isolated from syndromes associated with BHV-1 infections. The results obtained indicate that such Mabs allowed the differentiation between BHV-1 and BHV-5, with a perfect correlation between the clinical pictures and the patterns of reactivity in vitro.

  3. 不同添加剂对BSA-PLGA缓释微球特性的影响%Effects of different additives on the characteristics of BSA-PLGA sustained-release microspheres

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    黄婉丹; 洪乐鹏; 龙大宏

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    目的::探讨不同添加剂对聚乳酸-聚乙二醇酸( PLGA)包裹牛血清白蛋白( BSA)制备的BSA-PLGA微球特性的影响。方法:采用复乳-溶剂挥发法制备BSA-PLGA微球,显微测量微球粒径,以微量BCA 法测定微球的蛋白含量并计算包封率,进行体外释放,测定微球的累积释放量。探索添加剂PEG6000、Tween-20、Trehalose对微球粒径、包封率、突释量和累积释放量的影响。结果:加入添加剂制备的微球,粒径增大,突释降低,载药量、包封率、累积释放量均有所提高,且呈浓度依赖性(P<0.05)。结论:通过加入适当种类和浓度的添加剂,可以得到较高包封率和累积释放量、较小突释、适当载药量和粒径的BSA-PLGA微球。%Objective:To investigate the effects of different additives on the characteristics of BSA-PLGA sustained-release microspheres prepared by polylactic acid-glycolic acid ( PLGA) encapsulation of bovine serum albumin ( BSA ) . Methods:BSA-PLGA microspheres were prepared by double emulsion/solvent evaporation method.The diameter of microspheres was measured by microscope. The protein content of microspheres was determined by micro BCA assay,and the encapsulation efficiency was calculated. Microspheres were released in vitro and the total release amount was detected.The effects of additives PEG6000,Tween-20 and Trehalose on the diameter,encapsulation efficiency,burst release amount and total release amount of microspheres were evaluated. Results:At the presence of additives, the diameter, drug loading capacity, encapsulation efficiency and total release amount of the prepared microspheres increased significantly while the burst release decreased; all these changes were dose-dependent (P<0.05).Conclusion:BSA-PLGA microspheres with relatively high encapsulation efficiency and total release amount,low burst release,proper drug loading and particle diameter could be produced by adding suitable types and

  4. Caracterização fenogenotípica da resistência antimicrobiana em Staphylococcus spp. isolados de mastite bovina

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    Elaine C.L. Mendonça

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available A utilização de antibióticos no controle das infecções intramamárias e na eliminação de prováveis fontes de infecção nas fazendas leiteiras se constitui em importante medida de controle. No entanto, o uso inadequado de antibióticos no tratamento da doença pode selecionar cepas resistentes e comprometer a eficiência do tratamento. Bactérias do gênero Staphylococcus spp. estão entre os principais agentes etiológicos da mastite bovina e são freqüentemente resistentes aos antimicrobianos, em especial aos beta-lactâmicos, principalmente por dois mecanismos distintos: a produção da enzima extracelular beta-lactamase, codificada pelo gene blaZ, e a produção de PBP2a ou PBP2´, uma proteína ligante de penicilina de baixa afinidade, codificada pelo gene mecA. A expressão do gene mecA é constitutiva ou induzida por antibióticos betalactâmicos, como a oxacilina e cefoxitina. O gene mecA está inserido no cromossomo através de um elemento genético móvel, denominado cassete estafilocócico cromossômico mec (SCCmec. O presente estudo avaliou o perfil fenogenotípico de resistência aos beta-lactâmicos em 250 isolados de Staphylococcus spp., utilizando os marcadores oxacilina e cefoxitina, de modo a produzir dados que possam contribuir para o conhecimento da resistência antimicrobiana em algumas propriedades leiteiras das regiões Sul-Fluminense e Metropolitana do Estado do Rio de Janeiro com o objetivo de subsidiar a implementação de medidas de controle dessa enfermidade. A avaliação da resistência foi feita a partir de 8 diferentes testes fenotípicos, sendo obtidos 54 perfis. Os testes de difusão em disco simples e ágar screen com oxacilina foram utilizados como "padrão ouro" para os cálculos dos valores de sensibilidade, especificidade e predição por serem preconizados pelo CLSI veterinário. O teste de difusão em disco simples com cefoxitina foi o de melhor desempenho na predição da resistência a

  5. Preliminary measurement results of biotinylated BSA detection of a low cost optical cavity based biosensor using differential detection

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    Cowles, Peter; Joy, Cody; Bujana, Antonio; Rho, DongGee; Kim, Seunghyun

    2016-03-01

    We report an optical cavity based biosensor using a novel differential detection method for point-of-care applications. Two laser diodes allow for multiplexing capability along with the ability to enhance the responsivity using differential detection. The laser wavelengths are chosen so that the optical intensities of two lasers change monotonically with opposite slopes upon the adsorption of desired biomarkers. The cavity width, PMMA thickness, and silver thickness have been optimized to achieve a large change in scaled differential value. We chose biotinylated BSA detection with Avidin as a receptor molecule to demonstrate the proposed design. Avidin is attached directly to the PMMA layer by physisorption. Then, biotinylated BSA is introduced to the sample and the intensities of the laser diodes are measured by a sCMOS camera. A change in the scaled differential value will correlate to the binding of biotinylated BSA. In this presentation, we will discuss simulation results, fabrication procedures, and preliminary measurement results.

  6. Heat- and pH-induced BSA conformational changes, hydrogel formation and application as 3D cell scaffold.

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    Navarra, Giovanna; Peres, Chiara; Contardi, Marco; Picone, Pasquale; San Biagio, Pier Luigi; Di Carlo, Marta; Giacomazza, Daniela; Militello, Valeria

    2016-09-15

    Aggregation and gelation of globular proteins can be an advantage to generate new forms of nanoscale biomaterials based on the fibrillar architecture. Here, we report results obtained by exploiting the proteins' natural tendency to self-organize in 3D network, for the production of new material based on BSA for medical application. In particular, at five different pH values the conformational and structural changes of the BSA during all the steps of the thermal aggregation and gelation have been analyzed by FTIR spectroscopy. The macroscopic mechanical properties of these hydrogels have been obtained by rheological measurements. The microscopic structure of the gels have been studied by AFM and SEM images to have a picture of their different spatial arrangement. Finally, the use of the BSA hydrogels as scaffold has been tested in two different cell cultures.

  7. Preço pago pelo consumidor de carne bovina nas diferentes regiões econômicas do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Price paid by beef meat consumers from different economic regions of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Vicente Celestino Pires Silveira

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available O Estado do Rio Grande do Sul apresenta inúmeras diferenças no aspecto geográfico-econômico-ambiental. No presente trabalho, considera-se a divisão regional proposta por ALONSO et al. (1994, a qual apresenta o Estado dividido em três regiões: metade sul, metade norte e nordeste. Na metade sul, a economia é baseada no setor primário, tendo a pecuária, como principal produto. A metade norte tem sua economia baseada na agricultura e a região nordeste caracteriza-se pela presença de vários setores industriais, com grandes concentrações urbanas. Sabe-se que o consumo é influenciado pela idade, renda, nível de educação, padrão de mobilidade e gosto dos consumidores. O objetivo, neste trabalho, foi verificar o comportamento do preço de diferentes cortes de carne bovina, em nível de consumidor, nas três regiões econômicas do Estado. A pesquisa caracterizou-se por um levantamento mensal em supermercados, durante os anos agrícolas 2006/2007 e 2007/2008, do preço de diferentes cortes de carne bovina em onze cidades. Os menores e os maiores preços da carne bovina verificados nas regiões metade Sul e nordeste, respectivamente, decorrem provavelmente do fato de que uma é a região produtora e a outra principal consumidora. Outro resultado importante é que as maiores variações, no preço dos cortes, ocorreram também nessas regiões. Portanto, num cenário em que a demanda é maior que a oferta, essas regiões parecem ser as primeiras a receberem o impacto nos preços da carne bovina.The State of Rio Grande do Sul presents various situations considering geographical, economical and environmental aspects. This study considers the regional division suggested by ALONSO et al. (1994: Southern half, Northern Half and Northeast. The primary sector is the base of Southern half economy and livestock production is its main product. The Northern half has crop production as its main economical resource, while the Northeast is

  8. Viabilidad financiera para el establecimiento de un sistema de producción estabulado de carne bovina

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    Carlos Díaz Gutiérrez

    2009-01-01

    Se presentan los resultados económicos de la ganadería de carne bovina, mediante el sistema de producción intensiva en estabulación. La investigación se desarrolló en la zona del distrito de Pejibaye, cantón de Jiménez, provincia de Cartago.Participó un total de cincuenta y dos productores interesados en la implementación de una actividad productiva no tradicional en la zona y de alta demanda e intensidad de recursos disponibles en finca. Se logró clasificar las diferentes unidades productiva...

  9. Uso da terra como determinante da distribuição da raiva bovina em Minas Gerais, Brasil

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    J.A. Silva; Moreira,E.C.; J.P.A. Haddad; I.B.M. Sampaio; Modena,C.M.; M.A.S. Tubaldini

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    Realizou-se um estudo observacional retrospectivo com o objetivo de avaliar variáveis do uso da terra como determinante da distribuição da raiva bovina em Minas Gerais. Foram analisadas 7.526 fichas de diagnóstico de raiva por imunofluorescência direta, de 1976 a 1997. Utilizaram-se os dados dos Censos Agropecuários de Minas Gerais- FIBGE, anos de 1970, 1985 e 1995-1996. Empregou-se o método da análise fatorial de componentes principais, com auxílio do programa Minitab versão 9.0. A raiva bov...

  10. Characterization and optimization of heroin hapten-BSA conjugates: method development for the synthesis of reproducible hapten-based vaccines.

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    Torres, Oscar B; Jalah, Rashmi; Rice, Kenner C; Li, Fuying; Antoline, Joshua F G; Iyer, Malliga R; Jacobson, Arthur E; Boutaghou, Mohamed Nazim; Alving, Carl R; Matyas, Gary R

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    A potential new treatment for drug addiction is immunization with vaccines that induce antibodies that can abrogate the addictive effects of the drug of abuse. One of the challenges in the development of a vaccine against drugs of abuse is the availability of an optimum procedure that gives reproducible and high yielding hapten-protein conjugates. In this study, a heroin/morphine surrogate hapten (MorHap) was coupled to bovine serum albumin (BSA) using maleimide-thiol chemistry. MorHap-BSA conjugates with 3, 5, 10, 15, 22, 28, and 34 haptens were obtained using different linker and hapten ratios. Using this optimized procedure, MorHap-BSA conjugates were synthesized with highly reproducible results and in high yields. The number of haptens attached to BSA was compared by 2,4,6-trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS) assay, modified Ellman's test and matrix assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). Among the three methods, MALDI-TOF MS discriminated subtle differences in hapten density. The effect of hapten density on enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) performance was evaluated with seven MorHap-BSA conjugates of varying hapten densities, which were used as coating antigens. The highest antibody binding was obtained with MorHap-BSA conjugates containing 3-5 haptens. This is the first report that rigorously analyzes, optimizes and characterizes the conjugation of haptens to proteins that can be used for vaccines against drugs of abuse. The effect of hapten density on the ELISA detection of antibodies against haptens demonstrates the importance of careful characterization of the hapten density by the analytical techniques described.

  11. VALORACIÓN DE LA EFICACIA DEL COBRE CONTRA LA PAPILOMATOSIS BOVINA EN EL DEPARTAMENTO DEL CAUCA

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de esta investigación fue determinar la efectividad del cobre como terapéutica alternativa, frente a dos tratamientos tradicionales para el control de la Papilomatosis bovina. Se trabajó con 40 hembras bovinas mestizas, de aptitud doble propósito, portadoras de Papilomatosis cutánea, con edades entre 3 - 72 meses criadas extensivamente, localizadas en la zona centro, Norte y Oriente del departamento del Cauca. Se seleccionaron animales que no habían recibido tratamiento previo contra papilomatosis cutánea. Los animales se distribuyeron al azar, independiente del rango de edad en 4 grupos de 10 bovinos: Grupo I (Grupo control: Aplicación de agua destilada; Grupo II: arete de alambre de cobre colocado en el pabellón auricular; Grupo III: Aplicación de histovacuna cada 15 días por dos aplicaciones; Grupo IV: Aplicación de diaceturato de 4.4 Diazoaminodibenzamidina al 7%, 3,5 mg/kg de peso vía intramuscular cada 8 días en cuatro aplicaciones. Se evaluó el número de papilomas cutáneos cada 15 días después de iniciado el tratamiento hasta completar 60 días. Los resultados obtenidos demostraron que el arete de cobre fue el tratamiento más consistente en generar una reducción del número de papilomas; sin embargo, no hubo una diferencia estadísticamente significativa entre la eficacia de los cuatro tratamientos

  12. Detección del virus de la leucosis bovina en ganado criollo colombiano mediante PCR-anidado

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    Giovambattista Guillermo

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    Se evaluó la presencia del virus de la leucosis bovina (VLB en 360 muestras de ADN de oc%o razas bovinas criollas: Blanco (reinegro  (B(N,  -asanare/o (-AS,  -oste/o con -uernos (---, -%ino Santandereano (-%S, -a4uete/o (-8T, Hartón del Valle (HV, Romosinuano (RS y San Martinero (SM, dos Razas SintBticas -olombianas: Lucerna (LD-  y VelEs4uez (VGL y dos razas HorEneas: Bra%- mEn (B y Holstein (HJ Para la detección del proKvirus se amplificó una región del gen env viral, me- diante P-R  anidadaJ La presencia del VLB Hue mayor en la raza HV seguido por -%S (M3J3O y 60O respectivamente, VGL y LD-  tuvieron el mismo porcentae (Q0O, en -AS,  --- y -8T la presencia del virus fue de 26.7%, 23.3% y 16.7% respectivamente; no se encontró el virus en BON, SM y RS. En las razas foráneas la presencia fue de 83.3% para H y 6.7% para B. Se encontró dependencia altamente significativa entre la presencia del VLB y la raza, el sexo y región de origen de la muestraJ Gl prome- dio de presencia en las razas criollas Hue menor 4ue en las HorEneas, menor en los mac%os 4ue en las síembras y en la región norte 4ue en el suroccidente y el centro del pais

  13. Detección del virus de la leucosis bovina en ganado criollo colombiano mediante PCR-anidado

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    Darwin Yovanny Hernández-Herrera

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó la presencia del virus de la leucosis bovina (VLB en 360 muestras de ADN de ocho razas bovinas criollas: Blanco Orejinegro (BON, Casanareño (CAS, Costeño con Cuernos (CCC, Chino Santandereano (ChS, Caqueteño (CQT, Hartón del Valle (HV, Romosinuano (RS y San Martinero (SM, dos Razas Sintéticas Colombianas: Lucerna (LUC y Velásquez (VEL y dos razas foráneas: Brahmán (B y Holstein (H. Para la detección del pro-virus se amplificó una región del gen env viral, mediante PCR anidada. La presencia del VLB fue mayor en la raza HV seguido por ChS (83.3% y 60% respectivamente, VEL y LUC tuvieron el mismo porcentaje (50%, en CAS, CCC y CQT la presencia del virus fue de 26.7%, 23.3% y 16.7% respectivamente; no se encontró el virus en BON, SM y RS. En las razas foráneas la presencia fue de 83.3% para H y 6.7% para B. Se encontró dependencia altamente significativa entre la presencia del VLB y la raza, el sexo y región de origen de la muestra. El promedio de presencia en las razas criollas fue menor que en las foráneas, menor en los machos que en las hembras y en la región norte que en el suroccidente y el centro del país.

  14. Perfil genotípico e antigênico de amostras do vírus da diarréia viral bovina isoladas no Rio Grande do Sul (2000-2010

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    Eloisa Bianchi

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Isolados do vírus da diarréia viral bovina (BVDV apresentam grande diversidade genética e antigênica, o que pode dificultar o diagnóstico e a formulação de vacinas. O presente trabalho apresenta um perfil genotípico e antigênico de 20 amostras do BVDV isoladas no Estado do Rio Grande do Sul entre 2000 e 2010. As amostras foram oriundas de uma variedade de condições clínicas, que incluíam doença respiratória ou gastroentérica aguda ou crônica, lesões cutâneas, abortos, animais com crescimento retardado, além de animais persistentemente infectados (PI. A maioria das amostras (19 ou 95% pertence ao biótipo não-citopático (NCP; enquanto um isolado apresentou uma mistura de vírus NCP e citopático (CP. O sequenciamento e análise filogenética de uma região de 270 nucleotídeos da região 5' não-traduzida do genoma viral permitiu identificar 9 isolados de BVDV-2 (45% e 8 isolados de BVDV-2 (40%. Três amostras não agruparam filogeneticamente com nenhum dos genótipos, sendo classificados como pestivírus atípicos. Não foi possível associar os genótipos ou subgenótipos com as condições clínicas e, tanto os BVDV-1 quanto os BVDV-2 estavam envolvidos em diferentes síndromes clínico-patológicas. Análise de reatividade com um painel de 19 anticorpos monoclonais (AcMs revelou uma variabilidade marcante na glicoproteína principal do envelope (E2 entre vírus do mesmo genótipo, e sobretudo, entre vírus de genótipos diferentes. Testes de neutralização viral (SN com anti-soro de cepas de referência de BVDV-1 e BVDV-2 frente às amostras isoladas revelaram níveis variáveis de reatividade cruzada entre vírus do mesmo genótipo, e reatividade muito baixa ou ausente entre vírus de genótipos diferentes. Esses resultados indicam uma frequência semelhante de BVDV-1 e BVDV-2 na população estudada, confirmam a marcante variabilidade antigênica e reforçam a necessidade de se incluir vírus dos dois genótipos nas

  15. Identificação do vírus da Diarréia Viral Bovina tipo 2 (BVDV-2 no sul do Brasil Identification of bovine virus diarrhea virus type-2 (BVDV-2 in southern Brazil

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    Full Text Available Amostras do vírus da Diarréia Viral Bovina (BVDV, denominadas de BVDV tipo 2 (BVDV-2, foram inicialmente identificadas em surtos de BVD aguda e enfermidade hemorrágica e têm sido isoladas predominantemente na América do Norte. O presente artigo descreve dois casos de enfermidade gastroentérica/respiratória seguidos de isolamento e identificação de amostras de BVDV tipo 2 no sul do Brasil. Os vírus foram isolados de duas novilhas de diferentes rebanhos. Um dos animais apresentou enfermidade aguda, cursando com anorexia, atonia ruminal, diarréia escura ou muco-sanguinolenta, tenesmo e descarga nasal muco-purulenta. O outro animal desenvolveu enfermidade de longa duração (7 meses, caracterizada por crescimento retardado, anorexia, quadros recorrentes de diarréia, dermatite interdigital, hemorragias digestivas e genitais ocasionais, conjuntivite, artrite e pneumonia crônica. Congestão disseminada das mucosas, ulcerações extensivas e profundas na língua, palato e esôfago, áreas necróticas na mucosa do rúmen, áreas de congestão e ulcerações cobertas com fibrina no intestino delgado foram os achados mais proeminentes. Antígenos do BVDV foram demonstrados por imunohistoquí-mica no epitélio da língua, nos pulmões e em linfonodos mesentéricos. Amostras não-citopáticas do BVDV foram isoladas em cultivo celular a partir de leucócitos e do baço dos animais afetados e identificadas por imunofluorescência. Caracterização antigênica e análise filogenética desses isolados, e de outras duas amostras de BVDV isoladas de fetos coletados em matadouros, revelou tratar-se de BVDV tipo 2. A presença do BVDV tipo 2 na população bovina do Brasil possui um significado epidemiológico importante e pode ter conseqüências para o diagnóstico, estratégias de imunização e produção de vacinas.Highly virulent bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV isolates, named BVDV type-2 (BVDV-2, were initially identified in outbreaks of acute

  16. Atividade antimicrobiana dos óleos essenciais de erva-cidreira e manjericão frente a bactérias de carnes bovinas
    Antimicrobial activity of essential oils of cidreira-herb and basil against bacteria from bovine meat

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    G. G. SANTOS

    2011-04-01

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    O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a atividade antimicrobiana, in vitro, dos óleos essenciais extraídos de Lippia alba (Mill N. E. Brown e Ocimum basilicum frente a microrganismos isolados de carnes bovinas. Os óleos foram extraídos por hidrodestilação e caracterizados quanto à composição por cromatografi a gasosa. A concentração inibitória mínima (CIM e concentração bactericida mínima dos óleos (CBM foram determinadas pelo método de microplacas utilizando concentrações de óleos entre 0,39 e 25μg/mL. Foram utilizadas suspensões de diferentes cepas de Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus e Salmonella sp. na concentração de 0,5x104 UFC/mL. O óleo de Lippia alba N.E. Brown apresentou maior efi ciência como agente bacteriostático e bactericida frente às diferentes cepas de Staphylococcus aureus e Salmonella sp. isoladas de carnes bovinas do que o óleo essencial de Ocimum basilicum (cultivar “Maria Bonita”, o qual foi mais efetivo frente às cepas de Escherichia coli. Além disto, os óleos essenciais apresentaram atividade antimicrobiana em concentrações muito menores do que as obtidas por outros pesquisadores.

  17. Towards the final BSA modeling for the accelerator-driven BNCT facility at INFN LNL

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    Some remarkable advances have been made in the last years on the SPES-BNCT project of the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) towards the development of the accelerator-driven thermal neutron beam facility at the Legnaro National Laboratories (LNL), aimed at the BNCT experimental treatment of extended skin melanoma. The compact neutron source will be produced via the {sup 9}Be(p,xn) reactions using the 5 MeV, 30 mA beam driven by the RFQ accelerator, whose modules construction has been recently completed, into a thick beryllium target prototype already available. The Beam Shaping Assembly (BSA) final modeling, using both neutron converter and the new, detailed, Be(p,xn) neutron yield spectra at 5 MeV energy recently measured at the CN Van de Graaff accelerator at LNL, is summarized here.

  18. Towards the final BSA modeling for the accelerator-driven BNCT facility at INFN LNL.

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    Ceballos, C; Esposito, J; Agosteo, S; Colautti, P; Conte, V; Moro, D; Pola, A

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    Some remarkable advances have been made in the last years on the SPES-BNCT project of the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) towards the development of the accelerator-driven thermal neutron beam facility at the Legnaro National Laboratories (LNL), aimed at the BNCT experimental treatment of extended skin melanoma. The compact neutron source will be produced via the (9)Be(p,xn) reactions using the 5 MeV, 30 mA beam driven by the RFQ accelerator, whose modules construction has been recently completed, into a thick beryllium target prototype already available. The Beam Shaping Assembly (BSA) final modeling, using both neutron converter and the new, detailed, Be(p,xn) neutron yield spectra at 5 MeV energy recently measured at the CN Van de Graaff accelerator at LNL, is summarized here. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  19. Electron microscopic visualization of membrane-mediated uptake and translocation of estrogen-BSA:colloidal gold by hep G2 cells.

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    Previously, we have identified a membrane-mediated uptake and translocation of 1,3,5(10)-estratrien-3, 17beta-diol 6-(O-carboxymethyl)oxime:(125)I-labeled BSA (E6(125)I-BSA) in vivo in immature female rat liver from the plasma membrane (P3 fraction) to the mitochondria and/or lysosomes (P2 fraction). To further investigate this unique effect, current experiments have involved the use of 1,3,5(10)-estratrien-3, 17beta-diol 17-hemisuccinate:( 125)I-BSA (E17(125)I-BSA) to demonstrate the presence of binding sites and translocation of the ligand in human hepatoblastoma (Hep G2) cells. In addition, an estrogen-BSA:colloidal gold conjugate, E17 BSA:Au, was used to directly visualize this uptake in Hep G2 cells. Hep G2 cells displayed high-affinity, stereospecific binding of E17(125)I-BSA. This same ligand was also translocated from the P3 fraction to the P2 fraction. In contrast, (125! )I-BSA was minimally removed from the culture medium. Electron micrographs of Hep G2 cells labeled with E17 BSA:Au demonstrated uptake of this ligand by clathrin-coated pits, indicative of receptor-mediated endocytosis. Furthermore, this ligand was also found in larger vesicles and multivesicular bodies, suggesting the involvement of the compartment of uncoupling of receptor and ligand (CURL), but never in the nucleus. As early as 30 min post-exposure, the ligand could be viewed in organelles, many of which had vesiculated interiors, resembling rounded, vesiculated mitochondria. Labeled BSA was detected mainly in the extracellular compartment, with few multivesicular bodies containing the labeled BSA. The translocation of E17 BSA:Au was virtually eliminated by 100 nM unlabeled E17 BSA or free 17beta-estradiol, but not 17alpha-E6 BSA, 17alpha-estradiol or P6 BSA, and also by exposure of the cells to reduced temperature. These experiments are the first t! o visually demonstrate membrane binding and specific uptake of an estrogen-containing ligand while allowing the intracellular structures

  20. ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY KINETICS OF MEDICINAL PLANTS EXTRACTS AGAINST CINÉTICA DA ATIVIDADE ANTIBACTERIANA IN VITRO DE EXTRATOS NATURAIS FRENTE A MICRORGANISMOS RELACIONADOS À MASTITE BOVINA

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    Full Text Available The subject of this paper is to test antimicrobials activities by medicinal plants extracts against more important contagious bovine mastitis pathogens. Disinfectants solutions was made from Baccharis trimera (Less D.C., Compositae (Asteracea, Eucalyptus spp Labill., Myrtaceae e Tagetes minuta (Linn., Compositae (Asteracea plants by hidroalcoholic extraction (EHA or decoction (DEC. S. aureus, S. agalactiae, and P. aeruginosa were used. To test for in vitro efficacy, each solution disinfectant was mixed with bacterial suspension containing 105 CFU.mL-1, by 30 seconds, two, 10 ant 30 minutes, with and without 20% of integral milk. Viable bacteria were evaluated by directed plating of neutralized aliquots. The worked included chlorhexidine 0,18% by control and it was executed in duplicate. EHA Eucalytpus spp and EHA T. minuta were as effective as control chlorhexidine against S. aureus. This solutions plus EHA B. trimera, were as effective as control against S. agalactiae. DEC Eucalyptus and DEC B. trimera also inactivated S. agalactiae in more prolongated time. Chlorhexidine was the best against P. multocida in milk absence, although the EHA were effective at ten or thirty minutes. All solutions, inclusive control, it was sensibility to organic load. The observations from the in vitro studies presented here need to be substantiated by in vivo studies by to confirm the potentiality use of plants medicinal extracts as disinfectants/antisepsis in livestock health. O presente trabalho busca avaliar a cinética da atividade antimicrobiana de extratos de plantas medicinais frente a bactérias relacionadas com mastite bovina. Para tal, foram produzidas soluções desinfetantes a partir de folhas e talos de Baccharis trimera (Less D.C., Compositae (Asteraceae, Eucalyptus spp Labill., Myrtaceae e Tagetes minuta (Linn., Compositae (Asteraceae, através de extração hidroalcoólica (EHA e decocto (DEC. Os microrganismos utilizados foram S. aureus, S

  1. AVALIAÇÃO FÍSICO-QUÍMICA DE HAMBÚRGUER DE CARNE BOVINA E DE FRANGO SUBMETIDOS A DIFERENTES PROCESSAMENTOS TÉRMICOS

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    Cristiane Maria de BORBA

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    Full Text Available Neste experimento, objetivou-se avaliar a qualidade físico-química de hambúrgueres de carne bovina e de frango submetidos a diferentes tratamentos térmicos: cozimento em micro-ondas, forno convencional e fritura. Composição centesimal e rendimento, percentual de perda de peso e grau de encolhimento (retração, foram avaliados. As análises foram realizadas em triplicata. O método micro-ondas foi o que apresentou as maiores perdas de umidade, peso e maior grau de retração para os dois tipos de carne estudados. Tanto para hambúrguer de carne bovina como de frango o maior percentual de proteínas e cinzas foi encontrado no método micro-ondas, no entanto o percentual de lipídios foi maior no método micro-ondas para hambúrguer de frango e no frito para hambúrguer de carne bovina.

  2. 碳纳米管存在下盐酸胺碘酮与 BSA 的相互作用%Interaction of amiodarone hydrochloride with BSA in the presence of carbon nanotubes

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    马红燕; 辛建伟; 张越诚

    2013-01-01

    Under the pH 7.40 Tris-HCl buffer system , fluorescence spectroscopy was used to investigate the influences of carbon nanotubes(CNTs)on the fluorescence of amiodarone hydrochloride (AD)on bovine serum albumin(BSA)and the influences of AD on that of BSA without CNTs.The experimental results demonstrated that AD could quench the intrinsic fluorescence of BSA ,and the quenching mechanism was dynamic quenching.The fluorescence quenching action of AD on BSA was strengthened in the pres-ence of CNTs.The binding constants KA,binding sites n and the corresponding thermodynamic parameters ΔH,ΔG andΔS at differ-ent temperatures were calculated.Based on the thermodynamic parameters ,it was proved that the major roles of binding force of AD-BSA was the electrostatic.The distance r of AD-BSA was evaluated according to the theory of Föster energy transfer.Moreover,the effect of AD on the conformation of BSA was also analyzed by using synchronous fluorescence spectroscopy .The results showed that AD changed the conformation of BSA during the reaction.But the CNTs could not change the conformation of BSA.The binding con-stants KA ,binding sites n of AD on BSA was increased in the presence of CNTs .The discussion offer a reference study on the action mechanism of CNTs and AD with albumin in vivo .%在pH 7.40的Tris-HCl缓冲体系下,用荧光光谱法研究了碳纳米管( MCNTs)对盐酸胺碘酮( AD)和牛血清白蛋白( BSA)荧光光谱特性的影响以及无碳纳米管共存时盐酸胺碘酮与BSA之间的相互作用。结果表明,AD对BSA的荧光有较强的猝灭作用,其猝灭机理为动态猝灭。碳纳米管的存在使AD对BSA的猝灭作用增强。计算了不同温度下AD与BSA之间的表观结合常数KA ,结合位点数n。相应的热力学参数ΔH、ΔG和ΔS表明,AD与BSA之间主要以静电作用力结合。根据Förster非辐射能量转移理论,确定了AD与BSA之间的结合距离r=3.99 nm。此外,利用同

  3. Thuja (200 ch, 1000 ch en el tratamiento de la papilomatosis bovina.

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    Msc. Fredy. I Peña Rodriguéz; M.V. Arazay Marin Suarez; Msc. Aridad Camacho Escandon; Msc Eida Avello Oliver; Msc Miguel Angel Arce Gonzalez; Msc Caridad Generosa Perez Garcia.

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo fue realizado en la UBPC. Amistad Cuba -Uruguay insertada en la Empresa Pecuaria La Vitrina, para la realización del mismo fueron utilizados 150 bovinos afectados con papilomatoisis; los cuales fueron separados previamente del rebaño. Todos los animales se sometieron a una reseña resumida que comprendió identificación, edad y sexo; realizándoseles un examen físico o exploración clínica, donde se evaluó el estado físico, características y ubicación de las lesiones dermatológicas o papilomas. Se conformaron tres grupos de 50 animales cada uno (1, 2 y 3 aleatorizando parámetros como edad, sexo, propósito (ceba o futuro reemplazo. El grupo 1 fue sometido a terapia con el medicamento homeopático Thuja a la dinamo dilución 200 CH durante 4 días en estado de ayuno, una vez al día, mientras al grupo 2 se le administró Thuja a la dinamo dilución 1000 CH a razón de cinco gotas, una sola vez en igual periodo, por vía oral en todos los casos y al grupo 3 se le aplicó autovacuna con penicilina. Los resultados mostraron que los animales tratados con Thuja eliminaron todos los papilomas, señalando que en el grupo de autovacuna también fueron eliminados todos pero dejando, en este caso, una superficie erosionada y posible recidiva ulterior, dichos resultados indican la factibilidad del uso de la Thuja en el tratamiento de la papilomatosis bovina, teniendo en cuenta la facilidad de aplicación y baja invasividad del tratamiento además del bajo costo de su adquisición.SUMMARYTittle.Thuja (200 CH and 1000 CH treatment of bovine papilomatoseThis investigation was carried out in the UBPC Amistad Cuba Uruguay, in the municipality of Manicaragua, in the province of Villa Clara, Cuba. There were used 150 bovines affected with papilomatosis which were previously separated from the herd. There were, first, taken animal data such as: identification, age and sex and there were done physical exminations or clinical

  4. Enzootic bovine leukosis: performance of an indirect ELISA applied in serological diagnosis Leucose bovina enzoótica: desempenho de um ELISA indireto empregado no diagnóstico sorológico

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    Teresa González

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    Full Text Available Bovine Leukosis Virus (EBLV is a widely distributed pathogen agent in the bovine population of many countries, especially in dairy cattle. Once the bovine is infected, it remains as a virus carrier for life and such state is correlated with a specific antibody detectable level. In this study the evaluation of an indirect ELISA (Leucokit-La Plata to detect antibodies against EBLV is presented. Comparing it with the Immunodiffusion as gold standard test, the sensitivity is 98.93%, the specificity 79.74%, the negative predictive value 99.56% and the positive predictive value 61.26%. The correspondence between both tests is 83.9% which is similar to the result mentioned by other authors (82.2%. The concordance was evaluated by calculating Kappa and Youden's J coefficients, obtaining values classified as good for both coefficients. Comparing Leucokit-La Plata and another commercial reference kit (Chekit Leucotest Bommeli AG, Bern Switzerland, the sensitivity (97.05%, specificity (94.11%, negative predictive value (92.30% and positive predictive value (97.77%, were obtained. Applying Kappa and Jouden's Index (J coefficients an almost perfect concordance was obtained between both kits. The Leucokit-La Plata is appropriate to apply to the commercialization of live bovines to export, bovine selection for hemo-vaccines and the implementation of control and eradication programmes.O vírus da leucose bovina é um agente patogênico amplamente distribuído na população bovina de muitos países, principalmente naqueles com aptidão para leite. Uma vez infectado o bovino permanece como portador do vírus para toda a vida, e esse estado é correlacionado com o nivel detectável de anticorpos específicos. Neste trabalho apresenta-se a avaliação de um ELISA indireto (Leucokit-La Plata para a detecção de anticorpos contra VLB. Comparando com a prova de imunodifusão como teste de referencia a sensibilidade é de 98.93%; a especificidade de 79.74%; o valor

  5. Spectroscopic investigation on sonodynamic and sonocatalytic damage of BSA molecules by Thymol Blue (TB) derivants under ultrasonic irradiation.

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    Wang, Qi; Wu, Qiong; Wang, Jun; Chen, Dandan; Li, Ying; Gao, Jingqun; Wang, Baoxin

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    In this paper, the Thymol Blue derivants including Thymol Blue (thymolsulfonphthalein), Thymol Blue-DA (3,3'-Bis [N,N-bis (carboxymethyl) aminomethyl] thymolsulfonphthalein) and Thymol Blue-DA-Fe(III) (3,3'-Bis [N,N-bis (carboxymethyl) aminomethyl] thymolsulfonphthalein-Ferrous(III)) were adopted as sonosensitizers to study the sonodynamic and sonocatalytic activities under ultrasonic irradiation. At first, the interaction of Thymol Blue derivants with bovine serum albumin (BSA) was studied by fluorescence spectroscopy. On that basis, the sonodynamic and sonocatalytic damages of Thymol Blue derivants to BSA under ultrasonic irradiation were investigated by the combination of UV-vis, circular dichroism (CD) and fluorescence spectroscopy. Meanwhile, some influenced factors (ultrasonic irradiation time, Thymol Blue derivants concentration and ionic strength) on the damaging degree of BSA molecules were also reviewed. In addition, synchronous fluorescence spectra were used to estimate the binding and damage sites of Thymol Blue derivants to BSA. Finally, the generation of ROS during sonodynamic and sonocatalytic processes was confirmed by the method of Oxidation-Extraction Spectrometry (OEP). Perhaps, this paper may offer some important subjects for the study of Thymol Blue derivants in sonodynamic therapy (SDT) and sonocatalytic therapy (SCT) technologies for tumor treatment and the effect of the amino acid and central metal.

  6. Magnetic hydrogel beads based on PVA/sodium alginate/laponite RD and studying their BSA adsorption.

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    Mahdavinia, Gholam Reza; Mousanezhad, Sedigheh; Hosseinzadeh, Hamed; Darvishi, Farshad; Sabzi, Mohammad

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    In this study double physically crosslinked magnetic hydrogel beads were developed by a simple method including solution mixing of sodium alginate and poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) containing magnetic laponite RD (Rapid Dispersion). Sodium alginate and PVA were physically crosslinked by Ca(2+) and freezing-thawing cycles, respectively. Magnetic laponite RD nanoparticles were incorporated into the system to create magnetic response and strengthen the hydrogels. All hybrids double physically crosslinked hydrogel beads were stable under different pH values without any disintegration. Furthermore, adsorption of bovine serum albumin (BSA) on the hydrogel beads was investigated on the subject of pH, ion strength, initial BSA concentration, and temperature. Nanocomposite beads exhibited maximum adsorption capacity for BSA at pH=4.5. The experimental adsorption isotherm data were well followed Langmuir model and based on this model the maximum adsorption capacity was obtained 127.3mgg(-1) at 308K. Thermodynamic parameters revealed spontaneous and monolayer adsorption of BSA on magnetic nanocomposites beads.

  7. Sonocatalytic damage of bovine serum albumin (BSA) in the presence of nanometer anatase titanium dioxide (TiO2).

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    Wang, Jun; Wu, Jing; Zhang, Zhaohong; Zhang, Xiangdong; Pan, Zhijun; Wang, Lei; Xu, Liang

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    The nanometer anatase titanium dioxide (TiO2) (a kind of crystal type of TiO2) powder was adopted as the sonocatalyst for the damage of bovine serum albumin (BSA) used as a model protein by low-power ultrasound (US) (80 kHz, 80 W). The effects of several factors on the damage of BSA molecule were reviewed by means of ultraviolet destruction and circular dichroism spectra. It was found that the BSA molecule underwent destruction of the secondary structure and loss of the alpha-helical configuration to a certain extent under ultrasonic irradiation in the presence of nanometer anatase TiO2 powder and that the damage caused by US integrated with TiO2 was more serious than those by only US or only TiO2. Furthermore, the damage degree was aggravated with the increase of TiO2, added to saturation, and then it was slowly weakened with the excessive TiO2. When a suitable amount of acid or base was added into the BSA solution, the sonocatalytic damage was also aggravated. Because the functions of proteins are decided by their space configurations, the changes of the configurations might cause the forfeiture of their function, even the apoptosis or necrosis of cells. Perhaps, an effective method of killing cancer cells by sonocatalytic damage of protein molecules in the presence of nanometer anatase TiO2 could be obtained from these experimental results.

  8. Binding studies of lophirone B with bovine serum albumin (BSA): Combination of spectroscopic and molecular docking techniques

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    Chaves, Otávio Augusto; da Silva, Veridiana A.; Sant'Anna, Carlos Maurício R.; Ferreira, Aurélio B. B.; Ribeiro, Tereza Auxiliadora N.; de Carvalho, Mário G.; Cesarin-Sobrinho, Dari; Netto-Ferreira, José Carlos

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    The interaction between the transport protein bovine serum albumin (BSA) and the natural product lophirone B, was investigated by spectroscopic techniques combined with a computational method (molecular docking). From the KSV and kq values it was concluded that lophirone B quenches the fluorescence of BSA by dynamic and static mechanisms. The Ka values, of the order of 104 M-1, and the number of binding sites (n ≈ 1), indicate that the binding is moderate and there is just one main binding site in BSA for lophirone B. The negative ΔG° values are in accordance with the spontaneity of the process and the positive ΔH° and ΔS° values indicate that the binding is entropically driven; the main binding forces for the association BSA:lophirone B are probably lipophilic interactions. Circular dichroism (CD) studies show there is not a significant perturbation on the secondary structure of the albumin upon the binding process. In order to better understand the spectroscopic results, a computational method was applied: molecular docking suggests Trp-213 site, as the main binding site for the ligand. Lophirone B seems to be exposed to the aqueous media as well as accommodated inside the protein cavity, resulting in a moderate affinity for the albumin. The Arg-198, His-287, Lys-294 and Lys-439 residues are interacting via hydrogen bonding with lophirone B, whereas the interaction with Trp-213 residue occurs through a lipophilic interaction.

  9. Fe3O4/BSA particles induce osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells under static magnetic field.

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    Jiang, Pengfei; Zhang, Yixian; Zhu, Chaonan; Zhang, Wenjing; Mao, Zhengwei; Gao, Changyou

    2016-12-01

    Differentiation of stem cells is influenced by many factors, yet uptake of the magnetic particles with or without magnetic field is rarely tackled. In this study, iron oxide nanoparticles-loaded bovine serum albumin (BSA) (Fe3O4/BSA) particles were prepared, which showed a spherical morphology with a diameter below 200 nm, negatively charged surface, and tunable magnetic property. The particles could be internalized into bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), and their release from the cells was significantly retarded under external magnetic field, resulting in almost twice intracellular amount of the particles within 21 d compared to that of the magnetic field free control. Uptake of the Fe3O4/BSA particles enhanced significantly the osteogenic differentiation of MSCs under a static magnetic field, as evidenced by elevated alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity, calcium deposition, and expressions of collagen type I and osteocalcin at both mRNA and protein levels. Therefore, uptake of the Fe3O4/BSA particles brings significant influence on the differentiation of MSCs under magnetic field, and thereby should be paid great attention for practical applications. Differentiation of stem cells is influenced by many factors, yet uptake of the magnetic particles with or without magnetic field is rarely tackled. In this study, iron oxide nanoparticles-loaded bovine serum albumin (BSA) (Fe3O4/BSA) particles with a diameter below 200nm, negatively charged surface, tunable Fe3O4 content and subsequently adjustable magnetic property were prepared. The particles could be internalized into bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), and their release from the cells was significantly retarded under external magnetic field. Uptake of the Fe3O4/BSA particles enhanced significantly the osteogenic differentiation of MSCs under a constant static magnetic field, while the magnetic particles and external magnetic field alone do not influence significantly the osteogenic differentiation

  10. Interaction of bovine serum albumin (BSA) with novel gemini surfactants studied by synchrotron radiation scattering (SR-SAXS), circular dichroism (CD), and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).

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    Gospodarczyk, W; Szutkowski, K; Kozak, M

    2014-07-24

    The interaction of three dicationic (gemini) surfactants-3,3'-[1,6-(2,5-dioxahexane)]bis(1-dodecylimidazolium) chloride (oxyC2), 3,3'-[1,16-(2,15-dioxahexadecane)]bis(1-dodecylimidazolium) chloride (oxyC12), and 1,4-bis(butane)imidazole-1-yl-3-dodecylimidazolium chloride (C4)--with bovine serum albumin (BSA) has been studied by the use of small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), circular dichroism (CD), and (1)H nuclear magnetic resonance diffusometry. The results of CD studies show that the conformation of BSA was changed dramatically in the presence of all studied surfactants. The greater decrease (from 56 to 24%) in the α-helical structure of BSA was observed for oxyC2 surfactant. The radii of gyration estimated from SAXS data varied between 3 and 26 nm for the BSA/oxyC2 and BSA/oxyC12 systems. The hydrodynamic radius of the BSA/surfactant system estimated from NMR diffusometry varies between 5 and 11 nm for BSA/oxyC2 and 5 and 8 nm for BSA/oxyC12.

  11. INTERFACIAL FREE-ENERGY CHANGES OCCURRING DURING BSA ADSORPTION IN SOLUTION DROPLETS ON FEP-TEFLON SURFACES AS MEASURED BY ADSA-P

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    BUSSCHER, HJ; VANDERVEGT, W; SCHAKENRAAD, JM; VANDERMEI, HC

    1991-01-01

    Axisymmetric drop shape analysis by profile (ADSA-P) was employed to determine the interfacial free energy changes occurring during bovine serum albumin (BSA) adsorption from solution droplets on fluoroethylenepropylene-Teflon (FEP-Teflon). 100-mu-l droplets of BSA solutions on FEP-Teflon were follo

  12. One-step electrochemically co-assembled redox-active [Ru(bpy)2(tatp)]2+-BSA-SWCNTs hybrid film for non-redox protein biosensors.

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    Ji, Shi-Bo; Yan, Zhi-Hong; Wu, Jun-Wen; Chen, Lin-Lin; Li, Hong

    2013-01-15

    A redox-active [Ru(bpy)(2)(tatp)](2+)-BSA-SWCNTs (bpy=2,2'-bipyridine, tatp=1,4,8,9-tetra-aza-triphenylene, BSA=bovine serum albumin, SWCNTs=single-walled carbon nanotubes) hybrid film is fabricated on an indium-tin oxide (ITO) electrode via one-step electrochemical co-assembly approach. BSA is inherently dispersive and therefore served as the linking mediator of SWCNTs, which facilitate the redox reactions of [Ru(bpy)(2)(tatp)](2+) employed as a reporter of BSA. The evidences from differential pulse voltammetry, cyclic voltammetry, scanning electron microscope, emission spectroscopy and fluorescence microscope reveal that the [Ru(bpy)(2)(tatp)](2+)-BSA-SWCNTs hybrid can be electrochemically co-assembled on the ITO electrode, showing two pairs of well-defined Ru(II)-based redox waves. Furthermore, the electrochemical co-assembly of the [Ru(bpy)(2)(tatp)](2+)-BSA-SWCNTs hybrid is found to be strongly dependent on the simultaneous presence of BSA and SWCNTs, indicating a good linear response to BSA in the range from 6 to 50mgL(-1). The results from this study provide an electrochemical co-assembly method for the development of non-redox protein biosensors.

  13. Kinetic investigation on the oxidation of tris(1,10-phenanthroline)iron(II) by oxone: the effect of BSA-SDS interaction.

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    Mandal, Harasit Kumar; Kundu, Arjama; Balti, Subrata; Mahapatra, Ambikesh

    2012-07-15

    The kinetic investigations of oxidation of tris(1,10-phenanthroline)iron(II) by oxone have been studied spectrophotometrically in phosphate buffer medium of pH 6.8, temperature 308 K, and ionic strength 0.25 mol L(-1). The reactions were also carried out in presence of globular transport protein, bovine serum albumin (BSA) having isoelectric point 4.9, anionic surfactant sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), and their mixtures. The critical aggregation concentration (CAC) and critical micelle concentration (CMC) of SDS in presence of BSA have been determined using conductivity and kinetic measurement techniques. The secondary structure of BSA was examined by Circular Dichroism (CD) measurement at 308 K. The helix nature of BSA decreases with increase of SDS concentration. The effect of pH on rate in presence of BSA is opposite to its absence, and the effect of urea on rate in presence of BSA indicates the denaturation of BSA. The results depict that amphiphile SDS interacts with BSA and different molecular events, for example, specific binding, cooperative binding, protein unfolding, and micelle formation act. Activation parameters of the reaction in different environments have been determined.

  14. Effect of BSA Antigen Sensitization during the Acute Phase of Influenza A Viral Infection on CD11c+ Pulmonary Antigen Presenting Cells

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    Fumitaka Sato

    2009-01-01

    Conclusions: BSA antigen sensitization during the acute phase of influenza A viral infection enhanced IL-10 production from naive CD4+ T cell interaction with CD11c+ pulmonary APCs. The IL-10 secretion evoked Th2 responses in the lungs with downregulation of Th1 responses and was important for the eosinophil recruitment into the lungs after BSA antigen challenge.

  15. Data of fluorescence, UV–vis absorption and FTIR spectra for the study of interaction between two food colourants and BSA

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    Tian Li

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available In this data article, the fluorescence, UV–vis absorption and FTIR spectra data of BSA-AR1/AG50 system were presented, which were used for obtaining the binding characterization (such as binding constant, binding distance, binding site, thermodynamics, and structural stability of protein between BSA and AR1/AG50.

  16. INTERFACIAL FREE-ENERGY CHANGES OCCURRING DURING BSA ADSORPTION IN SOLUTION DROPLETS ON FEP-TEFLON SURFACES AS MEASURED BY ADSA-P

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    BUSSCHER, HJ; VANDERVEGT, W; SCHAKENRAAD, JM; VANDERMEI, HC

    1991-01-01

    Axisymmetric drop shape analysis by profile (ADSA-P) was employed to determine the interfacial free energy changes occurring during bovine serum albumin (BSA) adsorption from solution droplets on fluoroethylenepropylene-Teflon (FEP-Teflon). 100-mu-l droplets of BSA solutions on FEP-Teflon were follo

  17. Synthesis of BSA/Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} magnetic composite microspheres for adsorption of antibiotics

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    Zhang, Baoliang; Zhang, Hepeng; Li, Xiangjie; Lei, Xingfeng; Li, Chunmei; Yin, Dezhong; Fan, Xinlong; Zhang, Qiuyu, E-mail: qyzhang@nwpu.edu.cn

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    BSA/Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} magnetic composite microspheres with high saturation magnetization and paramagnetic property were prepared via inverse emulsion technology at room temperature, bovine serum albumin (BSA, 60 KD), magnetic nanoparticles (Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}) and glutaraldehyde as macromonomer, inorganic particles and cross-linking agent, respectively. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), scanning electron microscope (SEM), metalloscope, and particle size analyzer were used to characterize morphology and structure of composite microspheres. Vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) were used to test magnetic properties of the synthesized samples, adsorption capacity of microspheres was determined by ultraviolet spectrophotometer (UV). The results showed that BSA/Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} microspheres were 43 μm with relatively narrow particle size distribution, perfect sphere-shaped morphologies, superparamagnetism with a saturation magnetization of 11 emu/g, and high magnetic content with a value of 57.29%. The main factors influencing properties of microspheres including raw material ratio, the amount of emulsifier and cross-linking agent, agitation speed were investigated and optimized. Furthermore, these microspheres accompanying with high separable and reusable efficient may have great potential application in the field of separation, in particular, removal of antibiotics. Adsorption capacities of the microspheres of four different kinds of antibiotics (erythromycin, streptomycin, tetracycline and chloramphenicol) ranging from 69.35 mg/g to 147.83 mg/g were obtained, and Langmuir isotherm model coincided with equilibrium data than that of the Freundlich model. - Highlights: • BSA/Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} microspheres with high saturation magnetization were prepared. • BSA/Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} microspheres for the removal of antibiotics are proposed. • The obtained results have significant importance in environmental processes.

  18. Perfil lipídico da gordura intramuscular de cortes e marcas comerciais de carne bovina Lipid profile of intramuscular fat in meat cattle cuts of commercial brands

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    Angélica Pereira dos Santos Pinho

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho foi realizado para caracterizar a gordura intramuscular dos cortes contrafilé, picanha e costela de seis marcas comerciais (A, B, C, D, E e F de carne bovina comercializadas no município de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. As amostras foram coletadas em uma rede de hipermercados. As marcas A e B foram associadas a animais de raças britânicas, as marcas C e D de animais de raças européias produzidos em sistema convencional e orgânico, respectivamente, e provenientes do Uruguai e as marcas E e F de animais sem raça definida e sistema de alimentação não identificado, obtidas em um frigorífico regional e em uma rede de hipermercados, respectivamente. As amostras foram desossadas, moídas, embaladas a vácuo e armazenadas em temperatura de resfriamento até o momento das análises. Em cada amostra foram realizadas a extração dos lipídios e a identificação dos ácidos graxos. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente casualizado, com arranjo fatorial 6 × 3 e os dados analisados pelo procedimento GLM do aplicativo computacional SAS. Não houve interação significativa entre cortes e marcas para o perfil lipídico dos cortes comerciais. O percentual lipídico foi de 0,95; 3,01 e 0,97% nos cortes contrafilé, costela e picanha, respectivamente. A costela apresentou maior percentual de ácidos graxos (AG saturados e maior estimativa da D9 desaturase a partir do C16:0 e C18:0. O maior percentual de C18:2 cis-9, trans 11, ácido linoleico conjugado, CLA, n-6 e n-3 foi encontrado na picanha. A marca F apresentou maior grau de saturação e a marca D, maior valor de ácidos graxos poliinsaturados, relação poliinsaturados/saturados e trans18 e menor valor de ácidos graxos saturados. Houve interação significativa entre corte e marca para o conteúdo de CLA, sendo o maior conteúdo encontrado no contrafilé da marca F. As características da gordura intramuscular da carne bovina dependem do corte e da marca comercial

  19. Determinantes dos arranjos contratuais: o caso da transação produtor-processador de carne bovina no Uruguai

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    Mario Mondelli

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Quais os determinantes da escolha do arranjo contratual nas transações entre produtores e processadores de carne bovina? A pergunta problema se insere no estudo dos mecanismos associados à coordenação da produção para dar respostas às preocupações dos consumidores. Observa-se a coexistência de arranjos contratuais nos sistemas produtivos de carne bovina, entre os quais a transação direta entre o pecuarista e o frigorífico, ou via intermediário especializado. A Economia dos Custos de Transação (ECT pode ser utilizada para explicar a escolha dos arranjos contratuais observados, como resposta aos desafios de ganhos de eficiência "economizando" nos custos das transações. O presente estudo focaliza o sistema agroindustrial de carne bovina uruguaio, sendo estruturado em três partes. Primeiro a análise do histórico das relações entre produtores e processadores, e mudanças do ambiente institucional. A seguir, a partir das dimensões da transação (freqüência, especificidade de ativo e incerteza geram-se hipóteses a respeito dos determinantes da escolha dos arranjos contratuais. Finalmente as hipóteses são testadas a partir de um modelo logit. Utiliza-se um painel de dados com a totalidade de transações realizadas entre produtores e processadores fornecidos pelo Ministério de Agricultura do Uruguai (77.000 transações. Os resultados validam estatisticamente as hipóteses levantadas a respeito dos determinantes da escolha do arranjo contratual entre produtores e processadores. Uma transação tem maior probabilidade de se alinhar com o arranjo contratual direto (mais coordenado quanto maior o grau de ativos específicos envolvidos no produto, quanto menor a distância entre o produtor e o processador e quanto maior a freqüência de transações entre as partes envolvidas, corroborando a teoria de ECT.What are the determinants of the commercial channel choice in the beef producers-processors transactions? The question

  20. Photophysical studies on the interaction of amides with Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) in aqueous solution: Fluorescence quenching and protein unfolding

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    Kumaran, R., E-mail: kumaranwau@rediffmail.com [Department of Chemistry, Dwaraka Doss Goverdhan Doss Vaishnav College, Arumbakkam, Chennai 600106 (India); Ramamurthy, P. [National Centre for Ultrafast Processes, University of Madras, Sekhizar Campus, Taramani, Chennai 600113 (India)

    2014-04-15

    Addition. of amides containing a H-CO(NH{sub 2}) or CH{sub 3}-CO(NH{sub 2}) framework to BSA results in a fluorescence quenching. On the contrary, fluorescence enhancement with a shift in the emission maximum towards the blue region is observed on the addition of dimethylformamide (DMF) (H-CON(CH{sub 3}){sub 2}). Fluorescence quenching accompanied initially with a shift towards the blue region and a subsequent red shift in the emission maximum of BSA is observed on the addition of formamide (H-CO(NH{sub 2})), whereas a shift in the emission maximum only towards the red region results on the addition of acetamide (CH{sub 3}-CONH{sub 2}). Steady state emission spectral studies reveal that amides that possess a free NH{sub 2} and N(CH{sub 3}){sub 2} moiety result in fluorescence quenching and enhancement of BSA respectively. The 3D contour spectral studies of BSA with formamide exhibit a shift in the emission towards the red region accompanied with fluorescence quenching, which indicates that the tryptophan residues of the BSA are exposed to a more polar environment. Circular Dichroism (CD) studies of BSA with amides resulted in a gradual decrease in the α-helical content of BSA at 208 nm, which confirms that there is a conformational change in the native structure of BSA. Time-resolved fluorescence studies illustrate that the extent of buried trytophan moieties exposed to the aqueous phase on the addition of amides follows the order DMFBSA. The fact that the –NH{sub 2} hydrogen and the carbonyl oxygen of amide form a concerted hydrogen-bonding network with the carbonyl oxygen and the amino moieties of amino acids respectively is established from fluorescence methods. -- Highlights:

  1. Muscoid dipterous collected from cattle dung pats in pastures in Itumbiara, Goiás, Brazil Dípteros muscóides coletados de fezes bovinas em pastagens em Itumbiara, Goiás

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    C.H. Marchiori

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    Full Text Available A coleta de Diptera em fezes bovinas depositadas nas pastagens foi conduzida de janeiro a agosto de 2001 em Itumbiara, Goiás. As fezes foram expostas nas pastagens por 24, 48, 72, 96, 120, 144, 168, 192, 216 e 240 horas e posteriormente levadas para laboratório para extração e separação dos dípteros. Um total de 100 fezes bovinas foram expostas nas pastagens, das quais 3099 dípteros muscóides foram coletados. As espécies mais abundantes foram: Palaeosepsis spp. e Sarcophagula occidua. A maioria dos exemplares foi coletada em fezes bovinas expostas nos períodos de 72 e 144 horas no campo.

  2. Polymerase chain reaction for the diagnosis of bovine genital campylobacteriosis Reação em cadeia da polimerase para o diagnóstico de campilobacteriose genital bovina

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    Ana C.M. Groff

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Bovine genital campylobacteriosis is a common venereal disease of cattle; the prevalence of this disease can be underestimated mostly because of the nature of the etiological agent, the microaerobic Campylobacter fetus subspecies venerealis. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the utilization of polymerase chain reaction (PCR in the diagnosis of genital campylobacteriosis in samples obtained from bull prepuce aspirate, cow cervical mucus, and abomasum contents of aborted fetuses, collected into enrichment medium. Five different DNA extraction protocols were tested: thermal extraction, lysis with proteinase K, lysis with guanidine isothiocyanate, lysis with DNAzol, and lysis with hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB. The specificity, sensitivity, and technical application of the PCR assay were also evaluated with clinical samples and compared to bacterial isolation by standard culture. DNA extraction by the CTAB protocol provided better results in PCR, and it was able to detect 63 colony-forming units per ml of C. fetus. Out of 277 clinical samples tested, 68 (24% were positive for Campylobacter fetus using PCR, while only 8 (2.8% of the samples were positive by bacterial isolation in solid medium, proving the superiority of the PCR technique when compared to the standard isolation method, and providing evidence for its usefulness as a better screening test in cattle for the diagnosis of bovine genital campylobacteriosis.Campilobacteriose genital bovina é uma doença venérea comum em bovinos. A prevalência desta doença pode ser subestimada na maioria das vezes pela natureza microaeróbica do agente etiológico, Campylobacter fetus subspecies venerealis. O propósito do presente estudo foi avaliar a utilização da reação de polimerase em cadeia (PCR no diagnóstico de campilobacteriose genital em amostras obtidas de aspirado prepucial de touros, muco cervical de vacas e conteúdo abomasal de fetos abortados, coletados em

  3. Molecular dynamics simulation of free and forced BSA adsorption on a hydrophobic graphite surface.

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    Mücksch, Christian; Urbassek, Herbert M

    2011-11-01

    The adsorption of bovine serum albumin (BSA) onto a hydrophobic graphite surface is studied using molecular-dynamics simulation. In addition to the free, that is, unsteered, adsorption, we also investigate forced adsorption, in which the action of an AFM tip pushing the protein with constant force to the surface is modeled. Using an implicit inviscid water model, the adsorption dynamics and energetics are monitored for two different initial protein orientations toward the surface. In all cases, we find that the protein partially unfolds and spreads on the surface. The spreading is in agreement with the well-known high biocompatibility of graphite-based implants. The denaturation is, however, greatly enhanced in the case of forced adsorption. We follow the position of the so-called lipid-binding pocket found in subdomain IIIA (Sudlow site II) during adsorption and find that it is tilted and moved toward the graphite surface in all cases, in agreement with its hydrophobic character. The relevance of our findings for the common measurement procedure of studying protein adhesion using AFM experiments is discussed.

  4. An Injectable PEG-BSA-Coumarin-GOx Hydrogel for Fluorescence Turn-on Glucose Detection.

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    Srinivasan, Gayathri; Chen, Jun; Parisi, Joseph; Brückner, Christian; Yao, Xudong; Lei, Yu

    2015-11-01

    Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder, requiring vigilant monitoring of blood glucose levels. In this study, an injectable fluorescent enzymatic hydrogel was designed for rapid glucose detection. The leakage-free glucose-responsive hydrogel was constructed by the covalent linkage of a multi-arm poly-(ethylene glycol) (PEG), bovine serum albumin (BSA), glucose oxidase (GOx), and 4-(aminomethyl)-6,7-dimethoxycoumarin (Coumarin-NH2). The GOx serves as glucose-recognition element and the pH-sensitive Coumarin-NH2 as a fluorescence turn-on reporter. The material properties of the fluorescent hydrogel were systematically characterized which show high elasticity with good mechanical strength. Upon the addition of glucose, the as-developed fluorescent hydrogel shows a fast response time, good sensitivity, and good reproducibility at physiological pH and ambient temperature. The glucose-sensing mechanism is based on the oxidation of the glucose by GOx that generates protons to change the local pH. Consequently, protonation of the covalently immobilized and pH-sensitive Coumarin-NH2 turns on the fluorescence of the coumarin. The fluorescence hydrogel developed holds great promise as an injectable, implantable glucose-sensing biomaterials for in vivo continuous glucose monitoring.

  5. Radiation-synthesized protein-based drug carriers: Size-controlled BSA nanoparticles.

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    Queiroz, R G; Varca, G H C; Kadlubowski, S; Ulanski, P; Lugão, A B

    2016-04-01

    Nanotechnology has broadened the options for the delivery of agents of biotechnological and clinical relevance. Currently, attention has been driven towards the development of protein-based nanocarriers due to high the biocompatibility and site-specific delivery. In this work we report radiation-synthesized bovine serum albumin nanoparticles as an attempt to overcome limitations of available albumin particles, as a novel route for the development of crosslinked protein nanocarriers for the administration of chemotherapic agents or radiopharmaceuticals. Albumin containing phosphate buffer solutions were irradiated using γ-irradiation at distinct cosolvent concentrations-ethanol or methanol. Nanoparticle size was followed by DLS and bityrosine crosslinking formation using fluorescence measurements and SDS-PAGE. In addition, computational experiments were performed to elucidate the mechanism and pathways for the nanoparticle formation. The synthesis of BSA nanoparticles using γ-irradiation in the presence of a cosolvent allowed the formation of the nanoparticles from 7 to 70 nm without the use of any chemical crosslinker as confirmed by SDS-PAGE and DLS analysis. The combination of cosolvent and γ-irradiation allowed a fine tuning with regard to protein size.

  6. Inverse and direct modeling applied in the estimation of kinetic parameters of BSA adsorption

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    David Curbelo Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Tabla normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} The kinetic modeling applied in the parameters estimation of chromatographic adsorption processes is an important tool in the understanding and improvement of these separation systems. In this work, two kinetic models were utilized in the parameters estimation of BSA adsorption. The correlations between the irreversible kinetic model and the reversible kinetic model with the experimental data were carried out using the Linear Driving Force and the Random Restricted Window (R2W method, respectively. From both models was possible to achieve a good fit with the experimental data, obtaining parameters with higher accuracy due to the low residues of the cost function.

  7. cBSA-147 for the preparation of bacterial biofilms in a microchannel reactor.

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    Ng, Jeck Fei; Jaenicke, Stephan; Eisele, Klaus; Dorn, Jan; Weil, Tanja

    2010-09-01

    Whole cells are attractive biocatalysts, particularly if the reaction requires cofactors or involves multiple transformations. Immobilization of the catalyst is often a prerequisite for continuous processes. The highly cationic chemically modified plasma protein bovine serum albumin (cBSA-147) has been applied for the electrostatically mediated immobilization of the planktonic bacterium E. coli BL21 star (DE3), and the resulting biofilms were superior to those formed on poly-L-lysine coated surfaces. The biocatalyst was immobilized in a capillary column (inside diameter of 530 μm and L=30 m) and evaluated in the enantioselective reduction of ethyl acetoacetate to R-(-)ethyl hydroxybutyrate. In continuous operation in the microreactor format, the productivity of the cells was about 30% higher than that determined in a bench-scale fermentation system. This increase is attributed to the improved mass transfer over short geometrical dimensions. The similarity in the results indicates that studies on a biofilm-coated microreactor can be used for the accelerated collection of data for process optimization.

  8. Diferenciação por qualidade da carne bovina: a ótica do bem-estar animal Differentiation for beef cattle quality: the view of the animal welfare

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    Carolina Balbé de Oliveira

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo busca enfatizar como o bem-estar animal pode influenciar nos sistemas produtivos pecuários e no produto final - a carne bovina. Surge da preocupação com as condições que os bovinos são manejados e chegam para abate nos frigoríficos, ocasionando prejuízos a todos os agentes da cadeia produtiva e da necessidade de obtenção de produtos seguros, com qualidade, e produzidos de forma sustentável e ambientalmente correta. Um bom manejo durante todo o sistema de criação se reflete na qualidade da carne. Ao se agregar qualidade, mesmo que por meio de características pouco identificáveis, promove-se a diferenciação do produto. Com certeza, assim como os prejuízos ocasionados pelo manejo inadequado, os ganhos da diferenciação, por meio de práticas de bem-estar animal, poderão ser compartilhados por todos os agentes da cadeia produtiva.This paper aims to emphasize how the animal welfare can influence the cattle productive systems and in the final beef product. The study emerges from the preoccupation with the conditions that the cattle is handled and arrive for slaughter in the cold storage room. Impairing all the productive chain agentes, and the necessity to obtain safe products, with quality and produced in a sustainable and environmentally correct way. A good handling during all the breeding systems reflects in the meat quality. Aggregating quality, though by means of not very identifiable characteristics, the product diferenciation is promoted. For sure, as well as the impairment caused by the inadequate handling, the profits of diferenciation, by means of animal welfare practices, could be shared by all the agents of the productive chain.

  9. Identificação espécie-específica de carnes e produtos cárneos de origem bubalina e bovina pela técnica de PCR-RFLP

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    L.V. Teixeira

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    Full Text Available Para avaliar a viabilidade da metodologia da Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase associada com o Polimorfismo de Fragmentos de DNA (PCR-RFLP na identificação de fraude intencional e contaminação acidental em produtos cárneos de origem bubalina, in natura e processados, foram testadas amostras puras e amostras de carnes com misturas controladas, produzidas em laboratório, com adição de 1%, 5%, 10% e 50% de carne bovina em carne de búfalo, homogeneizada crua e em amostras autoclavada. Foram comparados, ainda, diferentes métodos de extração, usando um kit comercial e a técnica clássica, utilizando fenol/clorofórmio. O resultado estatístico foi obtido por tabela de contingência, analisada pelo teste do qui-quadrado (χ2 e do exato de Fisher. A especificidade encontrada foi altamente significativa (P<0,0001. Observou-se também sensibilidade altamente significativa nas diluições a partir de 10% (P<0,0001. A técnica tem alta especificidade e sensibilidade para detectar até mesmo contaminação de 1%, mas a repetibilidade desse resultado impede a aplicação oficial desse método para a inspeção de contaminação acidental, sendo recomendada somente para inspeção de fraude a partir de 10% de substituição. Em carnes autoclavadas, a eficácia do teste é menor. A técnica pode ser empregada para certificação de produto específico (selo de identidade de espécie.

  10. Eliminação de resistência a drogas por fluorquinolonas em Staphylococcus aureus de origem bovina Elimination of resistance to drugs by fluoroquinolones in bovine strains of Staphylococcus aureus

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    Maria S.V. Pereira

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    Full Text Available Cepas de Staphylococcus aureus de origem bovina foram submetidas ao tratamento com quatro fluoquinolonas na concentração subinibitória (1/2 x CMI, para avaliar a influência desses agentes sobre plasmídios. A ciprofloxacina mostrou ser a fluorquinolona mais eficiente, eliminando marcas de resistência para estreptomicina, tetraciclina, penicilina e cádmio. A norfloxacina e a pefloxacina eliminaram resistência para penicilina e tetraciclina, respectivamente; no entanto, não foi evidenciada a eliminação de plasmídio com ofloxacina. Os resultados confirmam a eficácia das fluor-quinolonas em eliminar plasmídios de resistência mostrando a importância desses estudos como contribuição para o entendimento da prevenção de linhagens multiresistentes, uma vez que as quinolonas em concentrações subinibitórias podem aumentar a sensibilidade das linhagens a outros agentes antimicrobianos.Bovine strains of Staphylococcus aureus were submitted to treatment with four fluoro-quinolones in subinhibitory concentrations (1/2 x MICs to evaluate their influence on the curing of plasmids. Ciprofloxacin showed to be the most efficient by eliminating resistance to streptomycin, tetracyclin, penicillin, and cadmium nitrate. Norfloxacin and pefloxacin eliminated penicillin- and tetracyclin-resistance respectively. Otherwise, plasmids elimination by ofloxacin was not evidenced. The results obtained in this study confirm the potential of fluoroquinolones to eliminate antibiotic-resistant plasmids, and showed to be a valuable contribution for the prevention of multi-resistant strains, and may even enhance their sensitivity to other chemotherapeutic agents.

  11. Utilización de estuches de diagnóstico de inmunofluorescencia e inmunoperoxidasa directas para la determinación de parainfluenza 3 bovina y herpesvirus bovino 1 en Cuba

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    Irma Delgado Delgado; Maritza Barrera Valle; Norbis Rodríguez Barrero; Lilián Sánchez Miranda; Susana Mendoza Elvira; Abel Ciprián Carrasco

    2005-01-01

    El diagnóstico oportuno constituye una de las principales estrategias en los programas de lucha contra las enfermedades que afectan la salud y la producción de la ganadería bovina. El herpes virus bovino tipo 1 (HVB-1) representa una causa importante de morbilidad y mortalidad en ese ganado, mientras que el virus de la parainfl uenza 3 bovina (PI-3) es causante de neumonía contagiosa de curso agudo y febril, además de que ha afectado diferentes tipos de ganado, debido a su difusión tan extens...

  12. Reducción a un servicio en los programas de inseminación artificial de hembras bovinas - Reduction to a service in the programs of artificial insemination of bovine females

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    A. Botello; Gómez, I.; Kirenia Pérez; Rodríguez, Y.

    2010-01-01

    ResumenEl presente artículo propone reducir a un servicio de Inseminación Artificial (IA) en hembras bovinas, para abaratar los costos por concepto de inseminación y disminuir el tiempo de trabajo de los inseminadores. Por un período de tres años (2006-2008) se investigaron 810 hembras bovinas del cruce (Holstein x Cebú) con condición corporal mayor e igual a 3,5 y se conformaron dos tratamientos, cada uno compuesto por 405 animales, el primer grupo se le realizó un solo servicio de IA y al s...

  13. Extratos de própolis no tratamento da mastite bovina

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    Fiordalisi, Samira de Aquino Leite

    2014-01-01

    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro de Ciências Agrárias, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Agroecossistemas, Florianópolis, 2014. A mastite é a doença mais frequente e importante dos rebanhos leiteiros, afetando a qualidade e a produção do leite, podendo ainda acarretar na presença de resíduos de antibióticos no alimento. Por estas razões a descoberta de novos agentes preventivos ou terapêuticos tem sido justificada, destacando-se a busca na natureza. Nesse ...

  14. BSA conjugates bearing multiple copies of the basic domain of HIV-1 Tat: Prototype for the development of multitarget inhibitors of extracellular Tat.

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    Bugatti, Antonella; Chiodelli, Paola; Rosenbluh, Joseph; Loyter, Abraham; Rusnati, Marco

    2010-07-01

    The transactivating factor (Tat) of HIV-1 is involved in AIDS progression and associated pathologies. Tat possesses a basic amino acid sequence implicated in heparan sulfate proteoglycan (HSPG)-mediated internalization, nuclear localization and transactivation by Tat and in the interaction of Tat with integrins and with the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (KDR) (kinase insert domain receptor). A BSA conjugate bearing an average of four copies of a peptide representing the basic domain/nuclear localization signal of Tat (BSA-Tat-NLS) inhibits transactivation by Tat exogenously added to cells but not by Tat endogenously produced after cell transfection with a tat cDNA, indicating that BSA-Tat-NLS does not interfere with Tat at an intracellular level. Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) experiments revealed that BSA-Tat-NLS binds to the HSPG analogue heparin. Accordingly, BSA-Tat-NLS binds to HSPGs of HL3T1 cell surface and inhibits HSPG-dependent Tat internalization. BSA-Tat-NLS retains its inhibitory potential when pre-incubated with HL3T1 cells before Tat administration, possibly by masking cell-surface HSPGs thus preventing Tat binding and internalization. SPR experiments revealed that BSA-Tat-NLS binds also to integrin alpha(v)beta(3) and KDR. Accordingly, it inhibits pro-angiogenic endothelial cell adhesion to Tat and motogenesis. In conclusion, BSA-Tat-NLS binds/masks three different cell-surface receptors of Tat inhibiting different biological activities. These data point to BSA-Tat-NLS as a prototype for the development of Tat-antagonists endowed with a multitargeted mechanism of action.

  15. Cellular distribution of {sup 111}In-LDTPA galactose BSA in normal and asialoglycoprotein receptor-deficient mouse liver

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    Deal, Kim A.; Cristel, Michael E.; Welch, Michael J

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    {sup 111}In-LDTPA galactose BSA (bovine serum albumin) was used to evaluate the asialoglycoprotein receptor (ASGPR) system in both normal and ASGPR-deficient mice. The radiolabeled glycoprotein had complete liver uptake in both normal and ASGPR-deficient mice. Metabolism and hepatic cell-type distribution studies were performed. The normal mouse excreted greater than 60% of the hepatic activity, while the ASGPR-deficient mouse excreted less than 40% of the hepatic activity. {sup 111}In-LDTPA galactose BSA was metabolized to {sup 111}In-LDTPA-L-lysine in both mouse types. Normal mice showed 70% of the radioactivity in the hepatocyte, whereas the homozygous ASGPR-deficient mouse had equal activity in the hepatocyte and the hepatic endothelial cell.

  16. Binding of an Oligomeric Ellagitannin Series to Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA): Analysis by Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC).

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    Karonen, Maarit; Oraviita, Marianne; Mueller-Harvey, Irene; Salminen, Juha-Pekka; Green, Rebecca J

    2015-12-16

    A unique series of oligomeric ellagitannins was used to study their interactions with bovine serum albumin (BSA) by isothermal titration calorimetry. Oligomeric ellagitannins, ranging from monomer to heptamer and a mixture of octamer-undecamers, were isolated as individual pure compounds. This series allowed studying the effects of oligomer size and other structural features. The monomeric to trimeric ellagitannins deviated most from the overall trends. The interactions of ellagitannin oligomers from tetramers to octa-undecamers with BSA revealed strong similarities. In contrast to the equilibrium binding constant, enthalpy showed an increasing trend from the dimer to larger oligomers. It is likely that first the macrocyclic part of the ellagitannin binds to the defined binding sites on the protein surface and then the "flexible tail" of the ellagitannin coats the protein surface. The results highlight the importance of molecular flexibility to maximize binding between the ellagitannin and protein surfaces.

  17. The BSA modeling for the accelerator-based BNCT facility at INFN LNL for treating shallow skin melanoma.

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    Ceballos, C; Esposito, J

    2009-07-01

    The SPES-BNCT ongoing project of the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) is aimed at the construction at the Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro (LNL) of an accelerator-based (AB), high-flux thermal neutron beam facility devoted to boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) experimental treatment of extended skin melanoma, in the framework of SPES (selective production of exotic species) project. The neutron source will be produced via the (9)Be(p,xn) reactions by a 5 MeV, 30 mA proton beam into a thick beryllium target. The resulting neutron spectrum is slowed down using a beam shaping assembly (BSA), for which modeling is in an advanced neutronic design stage. An overview on the BSA current status, based on the Be neutron converter prototype designed and already constructed, is reported.

  18. Meningoencephalitis by Herpesvirus Type 5/ Herpesvírus Bovino Tipo 5 e Meningoencefalite Herpética Bovina

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    Amauri Alcindo Alfieri

    2002-05-01

    Full Text Available Bovine herpesvirus type 5 is an important pathogen in young and adult cattle and causes meningoencephalitis. The infection, although it causes low morbidity, can cause a lethality rate close to 100%. Diagnosis of the clinical disease is very important due to the similarities with other diseases that affect the cattle central nervous system, especially rabies. This revision aims to present topics related to the etiological agent, the disease, diagnosis and prophylaxis methods of bovine herpetic meningoencephalitis.O herpesvírus bovino tipo 5 é um importante patógeno de bovinos jovens e adultos, e o agente etiológico da meningoencefalite herpética. A infecção, apesar da baixa morbidade, pode ocasionar taxa de letalidade próxima a 100%. Devido às semelhanças com outras enfermidades que comprometem o sistema nervoso central de bovinos, em particular a raiva, o diagnóstico da doença clínica assume especial importância. Esta revisão tem por objetivo apresentar tópicos relacionados ao agente etiológico, à doença e aos métodos de diagnóstico e de profilaxia da meningoencefalite herpética bovina.

  19. Aplicaciones de la ultrasonografía en la reproducción bovina: revisión

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    Emma Sofía Corredor-Camargo

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available La ultrasonografía es una técnica no invasiva y altamente repetible; por medio de ondas de alta frecuencia permite visualizar tejidos internos, que son representados como imágenes en diferentes tonos de gris; los tejidos que no reflejan ondas de ultrasonido se denominan anecogénicos (se ven de color negro y los densos, que sí reflejan ondas, se conocen como hiperecogénicos (aparecen de color blanco. La ultrasonografía transrectal de modo B y tiempo real fue utilizada, en un principio, en reproducción bovina, como un medio diagnóstico para dilucidar los cambios que ocurren durante el ciclo estral, y en la actualidad tiene gran aplicación en el manejo, diagnóstico y tratamiento tanto de procesos reproductivos como en programas de biotecnología reproductiva. 

  20. Data concerning the proteolytic resistance and oxidative stress in LAN5 cells after treatment with BSA hydrogels

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    Pasquale Picone

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Proteolytic resistance is a relevant aspect to be tested in the formulation of new nanoscale biomaterials. The action of proteolytic enzymes is a very fast process occurring in the range of few minutes. Here, we report data concerning the proteolytic resistance of a heat-set BSA hydrogel obtained after 20-hour incubation at 60 °C prepared at the pH value of 3.9, pH at which the hydrogel presents the highest elastic character with respect to gel formed at pH 5.9 and 7.4 “Heat-and pH-induced BSA conformational changes, hydrogel formation and application as 3D cell scaffold” (G. Navarra, C. Peres, M. Contardi, P. Picone, P.L. San Biagio, M. Di Carlo, D. Giacomazza, V. Militello, 2016 [1]. We show that the BSA hydrogel produced by heating treatment is protected by the action of proteinase K enzyme. Moreover, we show that LAN5 cells cultured in presence of BSA hydrogels formed at pH 3.9, 5.9 and 7.4 did not exhibit any oxidative stress, one of the first and crucial events causing cell death “Are oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction the key players in the neurodegenerative diseases?” (M. Di Carlo, D. Giacomazza, P. Picone, D. Nuzzo, P.L. San Biagio, 2012 [2] “Effect of zinc oxide nanomaterials induced oxidative stress on the p53 pathway” (M.I. Setyawati, C.Y. Tay, D.T. Leaong, 2013 [3].

  1. Measurements of HIFU-induced Lesions in BSA Gel Phantoms for HIFU Treatment of Varicose Veins of Lower Extremity

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    Ushijima, Hiroyuki; Senoo, Naohiko; Suzuki, Jun; Ichiyanagi, Mitsuhisa; Yoshinaka, Kiyoshi; Deguchi, Juno; Takagi, Shu; Miyata, Tetsuro; Matsumoto, Yoichiro

    2011-09-01

    HIFU treatment has been developed for various diseases because of its minimal invasiveness, and we are now developing a HIFU treatment for varicose veins of the lower extremity. Previous studies have succeeded in occluding rabbit's veins with HIFU, but the success rate was low (about 10%). Failures were mainly caused by skin burns. When the heating lesion comes close to skin, the absorbed ultrasound energy may cause skin burns. Therefore, it is necessary to study the relationships between HIFU lesions and skin burns to improve the success rate. To visualize heating lesions from HIFU, we used tissue-mimicking BSA gel phantoms. We tried various concentrations of BSA in gels, and determined 14% BSA as the most suitable for phantoms for experiments. The attenuation coefficient of the gel was 0.73 dB/cm, and the denaturation temperature was 70 °C. We put the BSA gel phantom in a water tank in which the temperature was kept at 39 °C, and used HIFU exposures at various intensities and irradiation times. After irradiation, we measured the sizes and positions of HIFU-induced lesions, and the results indicate that the sizes of lesion become larger when the intensitiy rises or irradiation time becomes longer. Furthermore, when the intensity rises and irradiation time becomes longer, the heating lesions move closer to upper surface of the gel, which means skin easily gets burned. Thus we have investigated relationships between HIFU parameters and heated lesions that can be used for further research into HIFU treatment of varicose veins of the lower extremity.

  2. Boron neutron capture therapy design calculation of a 3H(p,n) reaction based BSA for brain cancer setup

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    Bassem Elshahat; Akhtar Naqvi; Nabil Maalej

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) is a promising technique for the treatment of malignant disease targeting organs of the human body. Monte Carlo simulations were carried out to calculate optimum design parameters of an accelerator based beam shaping assembly (BSA) for BNCT of brain cancer setup.Methods: Epithermal beam of neutrons were obtained through moderation of fast neutrons from 3H(p,n) reaction in a high density polyethylene moderator and a graphite reflector. The dimensio...

  3. FONTES DE VITAMINAS NA DIETA DE POPULAÇÕES DO ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO, BRASIL.

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    Maria José Roncada

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Os dados sobre consumo alimentar de 18 localidades paulistas foram analisados em termos de contribuição percentual dos alimentos no fornecimento das vitaminas A, B1, B2, niacina e C. Com base no per capta médio diário de alimentos consumidos pelas famílias, calculou-se a contribuição proporcional de cada alimento para o total ingerido de cada vitamina. Selecionaram-se, posteriormente, cerca de 10 principais fornecedores desses nutrientes na dieta da população das diferentes localidades estudadas. Fígado, ovos, couve, leite, margarina e peixes foram os principais contribuintes da vitamina A; para a tiamina concorreram feijão, infusão de café, arroz e carne suína. Forneceram riboflavina infusão de café, feijão, leite e carne bovina. Quanto à niacina destacaram-se infusão de café, arroz, carne bovina e feijão. Como principais fontes de vitamina C salientaram-se laranja, couve e tomate.

  4. Role of hydrogen-bonding and photoinduced electron transfer (PET) on the interaction of resorcinol based acridinedione dyes with Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) in water

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    Kumaran, Rajendran, E-mail: kumaranwau@rediffmail.com [Department of Chemistry, Dwaraka Doss Goverdhan Doss, Vaishnav College (Autonomous), 833, Gokul Bagh, E.V.R. Periyar Road, Arumbakkam, Chennai 600106, Tamil Nadu (India); Vanjinathan, Mahalingam [Department of Chemistry, Dwaraka Doss Goverdhan Doss, Vaishnav College (Autonomous), 833, Gokul Bagh, E.V.R. Periyar Road, Arumbakkam, Chennai 600106, Tamil Nadu (India); Ramamurthy, Perumal [National Centre for Ultrafast Processes, University of Madras, Taramani Campus Chennai 600113, Tamil Nadu (India)

    2015-08-15

    Resorcinol based acridinedione (ADDR) dyes are a class of laser dyes and have structural similarity with purine derivatives, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH) analogs. These dyes are classified into photoinduced electron transfer (PET) and non-photoinduced electron transfer dyes, and the photophysical properties of family of these dyes exhibiting PET behavior are entirely different from that of non-PET dyes. The PET process in ADDR dyes is governed by the solvent polarity such that an ADDR dye exhibits PET process through space in an aprotic solvent like acetonitrile and does not exhibit the same in protic solvents like water and methanol. A comparison on the fluorescence emission, lifetime and nature of interaction of various ADDR dyes with a large globular protein like Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) was carried out in aqueous solution. The interaction of PET based ADDR dyes with BSA in water is found to be largely hydrophobic, but hydrogen-bonding interaction of BSA with dye molecule influences the fluorescence emission of the dye and shifts the emission towards red region. Fluorescence spectral studies reveal that the excited state properties of PET based ADDR dyes are largely influenced by the addition of BSA. The microenvironment around the dye results in significant change in the fluorescence lifetime and emission. Fluorescence enhancement with a red shift in the emission results after the addition of BSA to ADDR dyes containing free amino hydrogen in the 10th position of basic acridinedione dye. The amino hydrogen (N–H) in the 10th position of ADDR dye is replaced by methyl group (N–CH{sub 3}), a significant decrease in the fluorescence intensity with no apparent shift in the emission maximum was observed after the addition of BSA. The nature of interaction between ADDR dyes with BSA is hydrogen-bonding and the dye remains unbound even at the highest concentration of BSA. Circular Dichroism (CD) studies show that the addition of dye to BSA results in

  5. Peracute bovine mastitis caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae Mastite bovina hiperaguda causada por Klebsiella pneumoniae

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    Ribeiro,M.G.; R.G. Motta; A.C. Paes; S.D. Allendorf; Salerno,T.; Siqueira, A.K. [UNESP; Fernandes, M.C. [UNESP; Lara, G.h.b [UNESP

    2008-01-01

    Relata-se a ocorrência de graves sintomas de mastite hiperaguda em vaca, causada por Klebsiella pneumoniae, na terceira semana de lactação. Descrevem-se aspectos epidemiológicos, sintomas clínicos, procedimentos de diagnóstico microbiológico, conduta terapêutica e medidas de controle.

  6. Peracute bovine mastitis caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae Mastite bovina hiperaguda causada por Klebsiella pneumoniae

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    M.G. Ribeiro

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Relata-se a ocorrência de graves sintomas de mastite hiperaguda em vaca, causada por Klebsiella pneumoniae, na terceira semana de lactação. Descrevem-se aspectos epidemiológicos, sintomas clínicos, procedimentos de diagnóstico microbiológico, conduta terapêutica e medidas de controle.

  7. Synthesis, crystal structure, interaction with BSA and antibacterial activity of La(III) and Sm(III) complexes with enrofloxacin.

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    Wang, Yan-Jun; Hu, Rui-Ding; Jiang, Dong-Hua; Zhang, Ping-Hua; Lin, Qiu-Yue; Wang, Yun-Yun

    2011-03-01

    Two new La(III) and Sm(III) complexes with enrofloxacin (HER, 1-cyclopropyl-7-(4-ethyl-1-piperazinyl)-6-fluoro-1,4-dihydro-4-oxo-3-quinoline carboxylic acid, C(19)H(21)FN(3)O(3)), [La(2)(ER)(6)(H(2)O)(2)]·14H(2)O(1) and [Sm(2)(ER)(6)(H(2)O)(2)]·14H(2)O(2) have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, FT-IR, TG-DTG and X-ray single crystal diffraction. Both of the complexes are triclinic system with space group Pī. The structure of the complexes show that each rare earth atom in both complexes was nine-coordinated. Two of the enrofloxacin ions acted as tridentate chelate and bridging ligands, while the others as bidentate chelate ligands. The binding reaction between the complexes and bovine serum albumin (BSA) was studied by UV-vis absorption spectra and fluorescence spectroscopy. The results indicated that the two complexes had a quite strong ability to quench the fluorescence from BSA and the binding reaction was mainly a static quenching process. The binding constants K ( A )/(L·mol(-1)) were 1.46 × 10(5)(1) and 8.59 × 10(6)(2) and one binding site was formed. The synchronous spectroscopy suggested that tryptophan residues were placed in BSA. It was also found that the two complexes exhibited greater antimicrobial activity than enrofloxacin at given concentrations.

  8. Balancing soft elasticity and low surface polarity in films of charged BSA capsules at air/fluid interface.

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    D, Madhumitha; Jaganathan, Maheshkumar; Dhathathreyan, Aruna; Miller, Reinhard

    2016-10-01

    Interaction between charged BSA colloids and the buffer at air/fluid interface has been studied using spread films of the capsules of the protein prepared at pH 4.5 and 7.5 (below and above the pI of BSA). Surface pressure-surface concentration plots, interfacial dilational rheology and Quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation have been used to characterize the films. The study shows that below the pI of the protein, the positively charged colloids entrain more water on the surface which leads to partial neutralization of the charges. Results suggest that the charged capsules are elastic due to the strongly adsorbed protein layers that restrict deformation and any small shape fluctuations is likely due to the distortion of the viscoelastic surface layer at pH=4.5. Capsules of BSA behave as 'soft elastic membrane' with interfacial properties lying between that of an elastic membrane and a slightly soluble diffuse capsule with low interfacial tension. Such elastic capsules would find applications in drug delivery and food colloids. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. Biological effects induced by BSA-stabilized silica nanoparticles in mammalian cell lines.

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    Foldbjerg, Rasmus; Wang, Jing; Beer, Christiane; Thorsen, Kasper; Sutherland, Duncan S; Autrup, Herman

    2013-06-25

    Much of the concerns regarding engineered nanoparticle (NP) toxicity are based on knowledge from previous studies on particles in ambient air or occupational situations. E.g., the effects of exposure to silica dust particles have been studied intensely due to the carcinogenicity of crystalline silica. However, the increasing usage of engineered amorphous silica NPs has emphasized the need for further mechanistic insight to predict the consequences of exposure to the amorphous type of silica NPs. The present study focused on the in vitro biological effects following exposure to well-dispersed, BSA-stabilized, amorphous silica NPs whereas unmodified silica NPs where included for reasons of comparison. The cytotoxicity of the silica NPs was investigated in six different cell lines (A549, THP-1, CaCo-2, ASB-XIV, J-774A.1, and Colon-26) selected to explore the significance of organ and species sensitivity in vitro. Viability data demonstrated that macrophages were most sensitive to silica NP and interestingly, murine cell lines were generally found to be more sensitive than comparable human cell lines. Further studies were conducted in the human epithelial lung cell line, A549, to explore the molecular mechanism of silica toxicity. Generation of reactive oxygen species, one of the proposed toxicological mechanisms of NPs, was investigated in A549 cells by the dichlorofluorescin (DCF) assay to be significantly induced at NP concentrations above 113 μg/mL. However, induction of oxidative stress related pathways was not found after silica NP exposure for 24 h in gene array studies conducted in A549 cells at a relatively low NP concentration (EC20). Up-regulated genes (more than 2-fold) were primarily related to lipid metabolism and biosynthesis whereas down-regulated genes included several processes such as transcription, cell junction, extra cellular matrix (ECM)-receptor interaction and others. Thus, gene expression data proposes that several cellular processes other

  10. Situação epidemiológica da brucelose bovina no Distrito Federal Epidemiological status of bovine brucellosis in the Federal District, Brazil

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    Full Text Available Realizou-se um estudo para caracterizar a situação epidemiológica da brucelose bovina no Distrito Federal (DF. No total foram amostrados 2.019 animais, provenientes de 278 propriedades. Em cada propriedade visitada aplicou-se um questionário epidemiológico para verificar o tipo de exploração e as práticas de criação e sanitárias que poderiam estar associadas ao risco de infecção pela doença. O protocolo utilizado foi o da triagem com o teste do antígeno acidificado tamponado e a confirmação dos positivos com o teste do 2-mercaptoetanol. O rebanho foi considerado positivo quando pelo menos um animal foi reagente às duas provas sorológicas. A prevalência no DF foi de 2,5% [1,0-5,1%] para propriedades e de 0,16% [0,04-0,28%] para animais. Em razão dos resultados encontrados, que permitem pensar em estratégias de erradicação, recomenda-se que o DF intensifique o diagnóstico de brucelose, tanto na forma de testes sorológicos sistemáticos como pela introdução de mecanismos de detecção rápida em laticínios, em ambos os casos a fim de aumentar o número de propriedades certificadas como livres da doença e melhorar a sensibilidade do sistema de vigilância ativa.A study to characterize the epidemiological status of brucellosis was carried out in the Federal District of Brazil. A total of 2,019 serum samples from 278 herds were collected. In each herd, it was applied an epidemiological questionnaire focused on herd traits as well as husbandry and sanitary practices that could be associated with the risk of infection. The serum samples were screened for antibodies against Brucella spp. by the Rose-Bengal Test (RBT, and all positive sera were re-tested by the 2-mercaptoethanol test (2-ME. The herd was considered positive if at least one animal was positive on both RBT and 2-ME tests. Herd prevalence was estimated as 2.5% [1.0-5.1%] whereas animal prevalence was 0.16% [0.04-0.28%]. Given these results, that may warrant the

  11. Emprego de matriz óssea orgânica bovina e hidroxiapatita no reparo de defeito induzido em crânio de ratos

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    Braz Fabiano

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a resposta biológica e poder indutor da combinação matriz óssea orgânica bovina e hidroxiapatita. MÉTODOS: Foram produzidos defeitos ósseos em crânios de 20 ratos, Wistar, machos, com peso inicial médio entre 300 e 350 gramas, divididos eqüitativamente em dois grupos. No grupo I o defeito foi preenchido com uma associação de matriz óssea orgânica bovina e hidroxiapatita, ao passo que no grupo II considerado controle, nada foi empregado. Para o estudo histológico foram submetidos à eutanásia, cinco animais de cada grupo, aos 30 e 60 dias de pós-operatório. RESULTADOS: Com 30 dias de pós-operatório a reabsorção óssea foi maior no grupo II. A presença de cartilagem não diferiu entre os momentos de um mesmo grupo, porém houve diferença estatística entre os grupos I e II aos 30 dias, sendo maior no grupo I. Aos 60 dias de pós-operatório, o grupo I apresentava uma maior quantidade de osteoblastos e presença de osso comparativamente ao grupo II. CONCLUSÃO: A combinação matriz óssea orgânica bovina e hidroxiapatita não causa reações adversas e favorece a reparação óssea.

  12. Advantages and challenges for Brazilian export of frozen beef Vantagens e desafios para à exportação brasileira de carne bovina congelada

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    Paulo Rodrigo Ramos Xavier Pereira

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The objectives of this research were to analyse data on the international market of frozen boneless beef and to classify its participants into groups according to their trade relationships, identifying the main factors that influence the preference of a country to beef from a determined supplier country. International beef trade is composed of two markets: in one of them, the relationships between supplier and client depend on the lowest price, and Brazil is found in favorable conditions; and the other, the relationships are preferably based on the sanitary quality of the herd and traceability systems recognized by the purchaser, to which Brazilian participation is low.Os objetivos nesta pesquisa foram analisar os dados referentes ao mercado internacional de carne bovina congelada desossada e classificar seus participantes em grupos de acordo com suas relações comerciais elencando os principais fatores que influenciam a preferência de um país pela carne bovina de determinado país fornecedor. O comércio internacional de carne bovina é composto de dois mercados: num deles as relações entre fornecedor e cliente dependem do menor preço e Brasil encontra-se em condições favoráveis; e no outro as relações se dão preferencialmente em razão da qualidade sanitária do rebanho e de sistemas de rastreabilidade reconhecidos pelo comprador, cuja participação do Brasil é pequena.

  13. Produção de interleucina-1beta e severidade da mastite pós-inoculação de Staphylococcus aureus na glândula mamária de bovinos e bubalinos

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    Andrea Maria Lazzari

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho objetivou avaliar, em vacas e em búfalas submetidas à mastite induzida por inoculação de Staphylococcus aureus, a concentração da citocina pró-inflamatória interleucina-1β (IL-1β, a contagem de células somáticas (CCS e a correlação destas com alguns parâmetros da resposta local e sistêmica à inflamação. Os animais tiveram uma glândula mamária inoculada e o processo inflamatório foi monitorado pela cultura bacteriológica do leite, CCS, quantificação da IL-1β na secreção láctea, avaliação da aparência/consistência da glândula, aparência da secreção láctea (resposta localizada à inflamação e aferição da temperatura retal (resposta sistêmica à inflamação. Houve elevação nos níveis de IL-1β, na CCS e resposta localizada e sistêmica à inflamação, tanto na espécie bovina como na bubalina. A cinética da produção da citocina foi diferente nas duas espécies (P0,05 de CS/mL de leite, com concentrações diferentes (P<0,05 de IL-1β/mL de leite. Os parâmetros utilizados para verificar a resposta localizada à inflamação demonstraram escores médios mais elevados na espécie bovina. Correlação positiva entre a concentração da IL-1β no leite, CCS e parâmetros utilizados para avaliar a severidade da mastite foi verificada somente na espécie bovina. Os resultados evidenciaram que a cinética de produção da IL-1β foi diferente nas espécies bovina e bubalina e demonstraram que as búfalas desenvolveram um processo inflamatório mais brando, com restabelecimento mais rápido dos parâmetros utilizados para avaliar a severidade da mastite

  14. Puerarin suppresses proliferation of endometriotic stromal cells partly via the MAPK signaling pathway induced by 17ß-estradiol-BSA.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Puerarin is a major isoflavonoid compound extracted from Radix puerariae. It has a weak estrogenic action by binding to estrogen receptors (ERs. In our early clinical practice to treat endometriosis, a better therapeutic effect was achieved if the formula of traditional Chinese medicine included Radix puerariae. The genomic and non-genomic effects of puerarin were studied in our Lab. This study aims to investigate the ability of puerarin to bind competitively to ERs in human endometriotic stromal cells (ESCs, determine whether and how puerarin may influence phosphorylation of the non-genomic signaling pathway induced by 17ß-estradiol conjugated to BSA (E(2-BSA. METHODOLOGY: ESCs were successfully established. Binding of puerarin to ERs was assessed by a radioactive competitive binding assay in ESCs. Activation of the signaling pathway was screened by human phospho-kinase array, and was further confirmed by western blot. Cell proliferation was analyzed according to the protocol of CCK-8. The mRNA and protein levels of cyclin D1, Cox-2 and Cyp19 were determined by real-time PCR and western blotting. Inhibitor of MEK1/2 or ER antagonist was used to confirm the involved signal pathway. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Our data demonstrated that the total binding ability of puerarin to ERs on viable cells is around 1/3 that of 17ß-estradiol (E(2. E(2-BSA was able to trigger a rapid, non-genomic, membrane-mediated activation of ERK1/2 in ESCs and this phenomenon was associated with an increased proliferation of ESCs. Treating ESCs with puerarin abrogated the phosphorylation of ERK and significantly decreased cell proliferation, as well as related gene expression levels enhanced by E(2-BSA. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Puerarin suppresses proliferation of ESCs induced by E(2-BSA partly via impeding a rapid, non-genomic, membrane-initiated ERK pathway, and down-regulation of Cyclin D1, Cox-2 and Cyp19 are involved in the process. Our data further show

  15. Evaluación integral de la calidad seminal bovina: valor agregado para la inseminación artificial a tiempo fijo.

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    M.L. Fischman; González, L.; Ghirardosi, M.S.; Torres, P; Malcervelli, D.; Fratto, M.C.; Mazzeo, R.; Monti, JI; Cisale, H.

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    La inseminación artificial bovina ha sido la técnica de reproducción asistida de mayor difusión por las ventajas que presenta en el mejoramiento genético, la prevención y control de enfermedades de transmisión sexual, la posibilidad de emplear toros con facilidad de parto y la optimización del manejo reproductivo del rodeo. La Inseminación Artificial a Tiempo Fijo (IATF) suma beneficios tales como evitar la detección de celo, acortar el períod...

  16. Evaluación de diferentes inmunógenos contra la tuberculosis bovina mediante la presencia de lesiones a la necropsia

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    Dante González Salazar; Fernando Díaz Otero; Laura Jaramillo Meza; Rafael Pérez González; Jesús Padilla Urbina; Marco Antonio Santillán Flores; Camila Arriaga Díaz; Luis Bojórquez Narváez

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    El objetivo de este trabajo fue comparar en becerras el grado de protección de tres inmunógenos contra la tuberculosis bovina, mediante las lesiones en la necropsia, ante un desafío con cepa patógena de M. bovis. Se utilizaron 24 becerras negativas a tuberculosis, divididas en cuatro grupos; el grupo 1 se vacunó con extracto proteínico de fi ltrado de cultivo (CFPE) de M. bovis; el grupo 2, con CFPE más interferón gamma (IFN- #947;); el grupo 3, con BCG; el grupo 4 quedó como testigo. A los s...

  17. Descripción de sistemas productivos en hatos lecheros del Valle del Mantaro y factores de riesgo para la Diarrea Viral Bovina y Neosporosis

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    Fernando Arauco Villar

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    Se realizó un estudio epidemiológico para describir los sistemas de producción de 37 hatos bovinos lecheros (425 vacas en producción) en cuatro provincias del Valle del Mantaro, región Junín, Perú, e identificar los factores de riesgo involucrados en la presencia de Diarrea Viral Bovina (DVB) y Neosporosis, mediante una encuesta epizootiológica y la prueba inmunodiagnóstica ELISA. Los sistemas de producción prevalentes son de tipo semi intensivo, abiertos o semi abiertos, de tipo mixto, 3 per...

  18. Epidemiología molecular de las tuberculosis bovina y humana en una zona endémica de Querétaro, México

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    Laura Pérez-Guerrero; Feliciano Milián-Suazo; Camila Arriaga-Díaz; Cecilia Romero-Torres; Minerva Escartín-Chávez

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    Objetivo. Determinar el papel de la tuberculosis bovina en la tuberculosis humana. Material y métodos. Se analizaron 255 muestras de pacientes sintomáticos, sembradas en medios de Stonebrink y Löwenstein-Jensen y analizadas por PCRMPB70 anidada y luego por spoligotyping. Resultados. De las 255 muestras, 74 fueron positivas a la PCR y 20 al aislamiento: de las primeras, 58 (78%) mostraron espoligotipo de M. tuberculosis y 5 (6.7%) de M. bovis; de las segundas, 8 (47%) revelaron espoligotipo de...

  19. Seroprevalencia y factores de riesgo asociados a brucelosis (Brucella abortus) en ganadería bovina de la zona sur de Veracruz, México.

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    Aguilar Ballesteros, Gerardo

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    El propósito del estudio fue estimar la seroprevalencia y factores de riesgo asociados a brucelosis bovina en la zona sur de Veracruz, México. Mediante un estudio epidemiológico de tipo transversal a través de un muestreo serológico de ganado bovino. La seroprevalencia se evaluó aplicando las pruebas de Tarjeta o Rosa de Bengala y Rivanol. Se realizó una encuesta por animal y por hato, generando dos bases de datos de los 12 municipios evaluados. Los resultados obtenidos mediante las pruebas d...

  20. Prevalencia de anticuerpos a Parainfluenza Bovina (PI-3) en ganaderías lecheras de dos parroquias del cantón Cuenca, Ecuador

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    Las afecciones respiratorias son algunas de las patologías que con mayor frecuencia se observan, particularmente en los bovinos jóvenes. Los agentes virales más corrientemente implicados son los responsables de las enfermedades conocidas como Síndrome Respiratorio Bovino. Entre ellas, el virus Parainfluenza bovina tipo 3 (PI-3) (Bryson, 1990). El mismo provoca una enfermedad infectocontagiosa, capaz de afectar el tracto respiratorio y predisponer a los animales infectados a una neumonía más g...

  1. Utilização de PCR multiplex para o diagnóstico etiológico da mastite bovina

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    Marisa Araujo Silva

    2008-01-01

    O controle eficiente da mastite requer teste sensível, rápido e específico para identificação do agente causador da doença. Testes moleculares como a PCR têm sido crescentemente utilizados em diagnósticos microbiológicos. Neste trabalho foi utilizado um protocolo de extração de DNA diretamente em amostras de leite e a utilização de uma PCR multiplex (mPCR) para identificação dos principais agentes da mastite bovina: Staphylococcus. aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus uberis e Stre...

  2. Aportaciones a la caracterización de las razas bovinas autóctonas de Galicia en peligro de extinción

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    Aportaciones a la caracterización de las razas bovinas autóctonas de Galicia en peligro de extinción comienza realizando un recorrido por el origen y la historia de las cinco razas incluidas actualmente bajo la denominación de Morenas Gallegas: Cachena, Caldelá, Frieiresa, Limiá y Vianesa, para a continuación describir la situación en la que se encontraban cuando la Xunta de Galicia puso en marcha un Programa de Conservación y Recuperación con el fin de evitar su desaparición. A continuaci...

  3. Participación de miembros de la superfamilia TGF-beta en la patogenia de la enfermedad quística ovárica bovina

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    Stangaferro, Matías Luis

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    El objetivo fue evaluar la localización y expresión ovárica de miembros de la superfamilia TGF-β que podrían participar en la patogenia de la enfermedad quística ovárica bovina. Se muestrearon tres tipos de animales: controles (proestro), con enfermedad espontánea, con enfermedad inducida mediante ACTH. Se determinaron las concentraciones de hormonas esteroides e inhibina tanto a nivel sérico como folicular. Se evaluó la expresión de proteínas en las diferentes estructuras ováricas mediante i...

  4. Atividade da própolis verde e da bovicina HC5 sobre bactérias isoladas de mastite bovina

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    Pinto,Marcelo Souza

    2008-01-01

    A mastite é a principal doença que afeta o rebanho leiteiro bovino no Brasil e em todo o mundo. A presença de resíduos de antibióticos no leite e o aparecimento de estirpes bacterianas resistentes são problemas decorrentes do tratamento com antibióticos e têm estimulado a busca por métodos alternativos de controle. Estudos anteriores indicaram o potencial da própolis verde de Minas Gerais e da bovicina HC5 para o controle de bactérias comumente associadas à mastite bovina. O objetivo deste tr...

  5. Diagnóstico de Rinotraqueítis Infecciosa Bovina mediante Inmunoperoxidasa (Diagnostic of Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheítis by means of Inmunoperoxidase)

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    El objetivo de este trabajo fue diagnosticar Rinotraqueítis Infecciosa Bovina (IBR) mediante la prueba de Inmunoperoxidasa. Se utilizaron 300 muestras de suero bovino, no vacunados, de varias razas, sexo y edad, procedentes de diferentes regiones ganaderas del país. Las muestras utilizadas fueron evaluadas microscópicamente para determinar que estuvieran libres de cualquier contaminación por bacterias, hongos y no hemolisadas, inactivándose posteriormente a 56° C durante 30 minutos en baño m...

  6. Análisis de la cadena productiva de la ganadería bovina de doble propósito en la costa oaxaqueña.

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    Flores Verduzco, Samuel

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    Una de las principales cadenas productivas rurales del país lo constituye la ganadería bovina productora de carne, la cual no satisface la demanda nacional del producto, debido a que se necesita importar cantidades significativas (hasta 40% del consumo para años específicos). Por otra parte, el país exporta alrededor de 1.5 millones de becerros en pie y novillonas al año. El objetivo del trabajo fue realizar un diagnóstico de la actividad ganadera productora de carne de bovino en la Costa de ...

  7. Análise das importações brasileiras como fatores de risco de difusão da encefalopatia espongiforme bovina no país

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    Rodrigues,D.L.; I.R. Barros Filho; Warth,J.F.G.; Ollhoff,R.D

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    Nesta pesquisa são apresentadas e analisadas as importações brasileiras de bovinos e seus produtos derivados que representam risco para a Encefalopatia Espongiforme Bovina (EEB) reali-zadas no período de 2002 a 2009, conforme protocolo da Organização Mundial da Saúde Animal (OIE), no intuito de identificar riscos potenciais nas mercadorias internalizadas. Para tanto, foram utilizados os dados de tipo, volume e origem das importações, taxas de incidência e classificação de risco da EEB dos paí...

  8. Soroprevalência da leptospirose em fêmeas bovinas em idade reprodutiva no Estado de São Paulo, Brasil

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    Castro, V; Azevedo,Sérgio Santos de; GOTTI, T.B.; BATISTA, C.S.A.; Gentili,J.; Moraes, Z. M.; Souza,G.O.; Vasconcellos,Silvio de Arruda; Genovez, Margareth Élide

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    O presente estudo teve como objetivo determinar a soroprevalência da leptospirose bovina em fêmeas em idade reprodutiva do Estado de São Paulo, estratificado em sete regiões produtoras. Foram utilizados o delineamento estatístico, as amostras sorológicas e as informações contidas nos questionários empregados no Programa Nacional de Controle e Erradicação da Brucelose e Tuberculose (PNCETB), instituído pelo Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento, considerando-se a utilização de fê...

  9. Detección de Escherichia Coli 0157: H7 en poblaciones porcinas, canal bovina y productos cárnicos en el departamento de Córdoba.

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    Piedrahita, Diego; Márquez, Tania; Máttar, Salim

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    Escherichia coli 0157: H7 pertenece a uno de los virotipos enterohemorrágicos productores de Enfermedades Transmitidas por Alimentos (ETA). Se ha asociado con colitis hemorrágica, síndrome urémico hemolítico y púrpura trombocitopénica en seres humanos. El objetivo de este estudio fue el de establecer la presencia de Escherichia coli 0157:H7 en explotaciones porcinas tecnificadas y carne bovina del departamento de Córdoba. El estudio se llevó a cabo durante los meses de marzo y septiembre de 2...

  10. 17 beta-estradiol-BSA conjugates and 17 beta-estradiol regulate growth plate chondrocytes by common membrane associated mechanisms involving PKC dependent and independent signal transduction.

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    Sylvia, V L; Walton, J; Lopez, D; Dean, D D; Boyan, B D; Schwartz, Z

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    Nuclear receptors for 17 beta-estradiol (E(2)) are present in growth plate chondrocytes from both male and female rats and regulation of chondrocytes through these receptors has been studied for many years; however, recent studies indicate that an alternative pathway involving a membrane receptor may also be involved in the cell response. E(2) was found to directly affect the fluidity of chondrocyte membranes derived from female, but not male, rats. In addition, E(2) activates protein kinase C (PKC) in a nongenomic manner in female cells, and chelerythrine, a specific inhibitor of PKC, inhibits E(2)-dependent alkaline phosphatase activity and proteoglycan sulfation in these cells, indicating PKC is involved in the signal transduction mechanism. The aims of the present study were: (1) to examine the effect of a cell membrane-impermeable 17 beta-estradiol-bovine serum albumin conjugate (E(2)-BSA) on chondrocyte proliferation, differentiation, and matrix synthesis; (2) to determine the pathway that mediates the membrane effect of E(2)-BSA on PKC; and (3) to compare the action of E(2)-BSA to that of E(2). Confluent, fourth passage resting zone (RC) and growth zone (GC) chondrocytes from female rat costochondral cartilage were treated with 10(-9) to 10(-7) M E(2) or E(2)-BSA and changes in alkaline phosphatase specific activity, proteoglycan sulfation, and [(3)H]-thymidine incorporation measured. To examine the pathway of PKC activation, chondrocyte cultures were treated with E(2)-BSA in the presence or absence of GDP beta S (inhibitor of G-proteins), GTP gamma S (activator of G-proteins), U73122 or D609 (inhibitors of phospholipase C [PLC]), wortmannin (inhibitor of phospholipase D [PLD]) or LY294002 (inhibitor of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase). E(2)-BSA mimicked the effects of E(2) on alkaline phosphatase specific activity and proteoglycan sulfation, causing dose-dependent increases in both RC and GC cell cultures. Both forms of estradiol inhibited [(3)H

  11. Cationic spin probe reporting on thermal denaturation and complexation-decomplexation of BSA with SDS. Potential applications in protein purification processes.

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    Matei, Iulia; Ariciu, Ana Maria; Neacsu, Maria Victoria; Collauto, Alberto; Salifoglou, Athanasios; Ionita, Gabriela

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    In this work, we present evidence on the suitability of spin probes to report on the thermal treatment of bovine serum albumin (BSA), in the temperature range 293-343 K, and indirectly monitor the release of sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) from its complex with BSA using a covalent gel with β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) in the network. The spin probes used, 5- and 7-doxyl-stearic acids (5-DSA, 7-DSA) or 4-(N,N'-dimethyl-N-hexadecyl)ammonium-2,2',6,6'-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl iodide (CAT16), present similar, fatty acid-like structural features. Their continuous wave electron paramagnetic resonance (CW-EPR) spectra, however, reflect different dynamics when complexed with BSA: a restricted motion for 5-DSA, almost nonsensitive to the heating/cooling cycle, and a faster temperature-dependent dynamic motion for CAT16. Molecular docking allows us to rationalize these results by revealing the different binding modes of 5-DSA and CAT16. The EPR data on the temperature effect on BSA are supported by circular dichroism results projecting recovery, upon cooling, of the initial binding ability of BSA for samples heated to 323 K. The interactions occurring in BSA/SDS/β-CD systems are investigated by CW-EPR and FT-ESEEM spectroscopies. It is found that the covalent gel containing β-CD can efficiently remove SDS from the BSA/SDS complex. The gel is not permeable to BSA but it can encapsulate SDS, thus yielding the free protein in solution and allowing recovery of the native protein conformation. Collectively, the accrued knowledge supports potential applications in protein purification biotechnological processes.

  12. [Investigation on damage of bovine serum albumin (BSA) catalyzed by nano-sized silicon dioxide (SiO2) under ultrasonic irradiation using spectral methods].

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    Wang, Jun; Ding, Na; Zhang, Zhao-hong; Guo, Ying; Wang, Shi-xian; Xu, Rui; Zhang, Xiang-dong

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    The damage of bovine serum albumin (BSA) molecules under ultrasonic irradiation in the presence of nano-sized silicon dioxide (SiO2) particles was studied by UV-Vis and fluorescence spectra. In addition, the influences of ultrasonic irradiation time, nano-sized SiO2 addition amount, solution acidity (pH) and ultrasonic irradiation power on the damage of BSA molecules in aqueous solution were also detected. For BSA solution of 1.0 x 10(-5) mol x L(-1) at (37.0+/-0.2) degrees C, the UV-Vis spectra of BSA solutions showed that the absorption peaks of BSA displayed obvious hyperchromic effect with the increase in some influence factors such as ultrasonic irradiation time, nano-sized SiO2 addition amount, pH value and ultrasonic irradiation power. However, the fluorescence spectra of BSA solutions showed the phenomenon of fluorescence quenching with the increase in ultrasonic irradiation time, nano-sized SiO2 addition amount, pH value and ultrasonic irradiation power. Moreover, the possible mechanism behind the damage of BSA molecule in the presence of nano-sized SiO2 powders under ultrasonic irradiation was discussed. It was considered that the damage of BSA molecules was attributed to the formation of *OH radicals resulting from the sonoluminescence and high-heat excitation of ultrasonic cavitation. The research results could be of great significance to using sonocatalytic method to treat tumour in clinic application and for developing nano-sized drug in the future.

  13. Observaciones sobre la cisticercosis bovina en el Ecuador, su importancia zoonosica en la salud publica humana - Observations on bovine cisticercosis in ecuador, its zoonotic importance in human public health

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    Rodríguez-Hidalgo, Richar:

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    Full Text Available RESUMENEl presente trabajo es una recopilación bibliográfica de los principales estudios de investigación realizados en torno a la cisticercosis bovina en el Ecuador.SUMMARYThe actual literature review compiles the main studies carried out on bovine cysticercosis in Ecuador.

  14. Trehalose limits BSA aggregation in spray-dried formulations at high temperatures: implications in preparing polymer implants for long-term protein delivery.

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    Rajagopal, Karthikan; Wood, Joseph; Tran, Benjamin; Patapoff, Thomas W; Nivaggioli, Thierry

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    Polymer implants are promising systems for sustained release applications but their utility for protein delivery has been hindered because of concerns over drug stability at elevated temperatures required for processing. Using bovine serum albumin (BSA) as a model, we have assessed whether proteins can be formulated for processing at elevated temperatures. Specifically, the effect of trehalose and histidine-HCl buffer on BSA stability in a spray-dried formulation has been investigated at temperatures ranging from 80°C to 110°C. When both the sugar and buffer are present, aggregation is suppressed even when exposed to 100°C, the extrusion temperature of poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA), a bioresorbable polymer. Estimation of aggregation rate constants (k) indicate that though both trehalose and histidine-HCl buffer contribute to BSA stability, the effect because of trehalose alone is more pronounced. BSA-loaded PLGA implants were prepared using hot-melt extrusion process and in vitro release was conducted in phosphate buffered saline at 37°C. Comparison of drug released from implants prepared using four different formulations confirmed that maximal release was achieved from the formulation in which BSA was least aggregated. These studies demonstrate that when trehalose and histidine-HCl buffer are included in spray-dried formulations, BSA stability is maintained both during processing at 100°C and long-term residence within implants.

  15. Antimicrobial and cell viability measurement of bovine serum albumin capped silver nanoparticles (Ag/BSA) loaded collagen immobilized poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) film.

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    Bakare, Rotimi; Hawthrone, Samantha; Vails, Carmen; Gugssa, Ayele; Karim, Alamgir; Stubbs, John; Raghavan, Dharmaraj

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    Bacterial infection of orthopedic devices has been a major concern in joint replacement procedures. Therefore, this study is aimed at formulating collagen immobilized poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) film loaded with bovine serum albumin capped silver nanoparticles (Ag/BSA NPs) to inhibit bacterial growth while retaining/promoting osteoblast cells viability. The nanoparticles loaded collagen immobilized PHBV film was characterized for its composition by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Anodic Stripping Voltammetry. The extent of loading of Ag/BSA NPs on collagen immobilized PHBV film was found to depend on the chemistry of the functionalized PHBV film and the concentration of Ag/BSA NPs solution used for loading nanoparticles. Our results showed that more Ag/BSA NPs were loaded on higher molecular weight collagen immobilized PHEMA-g-PHBV film. Maximum loading of Ag/BSA NPs on collagen immobilized PHBV film was observed when 16ppm solution was used for adsorption studies. Colony forming unit and optical density measurements showed broad antimicrobial activity towards Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa at significantly lower concentration i.e., 0.19 and 0.31μg/disc, compared to gentamicin and sulfamethoxazole trimethoprim while MTT assay showed that released nanoparticles from Ag/BSA NPs loaded collagen immobilized PHBV film has no impact on MCTC3-E1 cells viability.

  16. Conducta ingestiva y preferencia bovina por el ensilaje de Pennisetum y pulpa de café.

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    René Pinto-Ruiz

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar la sustitución de P. purpureum var OM-22 por pulpa de café (25, 50, 75 y 100% en la fabricación de ensilajes. El trabajo se realizó de enero a marzo de 2015 en la región central de Chiapas, México. En el animal se midió: velocidad de bocados, velocidad de consumo, tamaño de bocado y el índice de preferencia; en el ensilaje las variables organolépticas: olor, color, humedad y textura, y la composición química a través del análisis de proteína cruda, bra detergente neutro y ácido, materia orgánica, cenizas, taninos condensables, glucósidos cianogénicos, saponinas y cafeína, así como pH. Los datos de calidad y conducta ingestiva fueron sometidos a un análisis de varianza mediante el procedimiento GLM del paquete estadístico SAS y las medias fueron comparadas utilizando la prueba de Tukey (p<0,05. Los resultados indicaron que es factible la incorporación de pulpa de café entre un 25 y 50%, ya que el índice de preferencia (0,40 y 0,35 y la velocidad de consumo (10,20 y 8,81 fueron mayores (p<0,05, en comparación con los otros porcentajes de sustitución, producto de las características organolépticas del ensilaje que, en general, fueron recomendables, así como por la mejora en la calidad química en términos de proteína cruda y ausencia de metabolitos secundarios.

  17. Utilização da enrofloxacina (Baytril® no tratamento da mastite bovina estafilocócica Utilization of enrofloxacina (Baytril® on staphylococcal bovine mastitis

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    Helio Langoni

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    Full Text Available A ação da enrofloxacina pela administração via intramamária e sistêmica na mastite bovina subclínica por Staphylococcus aureus foi avaliada. Como tratamento local, infundiram-se, após as ordenhas da manhã e da tarde, 250mg do produto, diluídos em água estéril, a um volume final de 10ml, durante três dias. O tratamento sistêmico constituiu na aplicação de 5mg/kg do produto, pela via intramuscular, uma vez ao dia, durante o mesmo período. A estimativa de cura deu-se através da realização do California Mastitis Test (CMT e do cultivo bacteriano em agar sangue e MacConkey, três semanas após o término do tratamento. Dos 184 quartos acometidos por Staphylococcus aureus, a droga mostrou-se eficiente em 72,0% e 75,0%, pelas vias intramamária e sistêmica, respectivamente. A análise dos resultados mostrou não haver diferença estatística significante, com pThe activity of Enrofloxacina on bovine subclinical mastitis after systemic and intramammary administration was evaluated. As local treatment, 250mg of the product diluted in sterile distilled water to a final volume of 10ml, was infused into the teat during three days. The systemic treatment was performed with 5mg/kg of product administred intramuscularly, once a day, during the same period. The recovery was estimated three weeks after the treatment had finished through California Mastitis Test (CMT and milk culture on blood agar and MacConkey agar. The drug was effective in 72.0% and 75.0% of 184 quarters with Staphylococcus aureus after intramammary and systemic treatments, respectively. Statystical analysis showed no significant differences (p<0.50 between both forms of treatment.

  18. Seroprevalencia de babesiosis bovina en la hacienda Vegas de la Clara, Gómez Plata (Antioquia, 2008

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    Richard Zapata Salas

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available La babesiosis es una enfermedad del ganado bovino transmitida por la garrapata Rhipicephalus (Boophilus microplus y causada por los parásitos protozoarios Babesia bovis y B. bigemina. Una zona se considera epizootiológicamente estable frente a Babesia spp, cuando el 75% de los bovinos entre las edades de 3 a 9 meses son serorreactivos (IgG frente a Babesia bovis y Babesia bigemina y no hay evidencia de signos clínicos. El objetivo de esta investigación fue determinar la seroprevalencia de Babesia bovis y Babesia bigemina en el ganado bovino de la hacienda Vegas de la Clara (Universidad de Antioquia, Gómez Plata, Antioquia, por medio de inmunofluorescencia indirecta. Se diseñó un estudio descriptivo prospectivo con análisis de corte transversal. Fue evaluada toda la población bovina de la hacienda Vegas de la Clara (n = 118. Las muestras fueron evaluadas por inmunofluorescencia indirecta para la detección de anticuerpos tipo IgG específicos contra Babesia bovis y B. bigemina. La serorreactividad obtenida en los bovinos evaluados, para al menos una especie de Babesia fue del 89,8%, para Babesia bovis del 83,8%, mientras que para B. bigemina del 61%. Se obtuvo una relación estadísticamente significativa entre la serorreactividad para B. bigemina y la frecuencia del tratamiento garrapaticida. La serorreactividad indica estabilidad enzoótica en el hato para B. bovis, mientras que para B. bigemina se encontró que la frecuencia del tratamiento garrapaticida interrumpe su ciclo de transmisión.

  19. Viabilidad financiera para el establecimiento de un sistema de producción estabulado de carne bovina

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    Carlos Díaz Gutiérrez

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan los resultados económicos de la ganadería de carne bovina, mediante el sistema de producción intensiva en estabulación. La investigación se desarrolló en la zona del distrito de Pejibaye, cantón de Jiménez, provincia de Cartago.Participó un total de cincuenta y dos productores interesados en la implementación de una actividad productiva no tradicional en la zona y de alta demanda e intensidad de recursos disponibles en finca. Se logró clasificar las diferentes unidades productivas según sus características, estableciéndose, de acuerdo con la propuesta tecnológica, los requerimientos de inversión y las demandas de costos operativos. La generación de esa información permitió evaluar los modelos según las técnicas de presupuesto de capital, con los correspondientes indicadores de viabilidad financiera sobre la inversión. Dada la limitación de recursos disponibles en finca y en la zona, se demuestra, en la evaluación, el bajo potencial de este tipo de sistema productivo, al obtenerse indicadores de viabilidad financiera en los modelos negativos.

  20. PRODUCCIÓN Y EVALUACIÓN SEROLÓGICA DE UNA BACTERINA CONTRA LA LEPTOSPIROSIS BOVINA

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    Edna Sánchez C

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Producir una bacterina contra leptospirosis bovina. Materiales y métodos. La producción de la bacterina se realizó a partir de cultivos de L. pomona, L. grippotyphosa, L. hardjobovis, L. hardjoprajitno, L. icterohaemorrhagiae y L. canicola con concentraciones entre 1x108 y 1x1010 células/ml. Las leptospiras se inactivaron con formol y se adsorbieron en hidróxido de aluminio para formular la vacuna. La concentración final de cada serovar fue de 1x108 Leptospiras/ml. Para realizar la evaluación serológica del producto biológico, se inmunizó una población de 20 ternerossanos los cuales fueron sangrados antes y después de la vacunación para realizar titulaciones de los sueros por medio de la técnica de microaglutinación y de esta forma determinar la producción de anticuerpos generada a causa de la bacterina. Resultados. El serovar que mayor título de anticuerpos produjo fue L. icterohaemorrhagiae, seguido por L. canicola. La serología realizada 15 días despuésde la revacunación fueron los que presentaron mayor número de anticuerpos para todos los serovares, excepto para L. grippotyphosa que fue el único que no estimuló la producción de anticuerpos en los animales vacunados. Conclusiones. La bacterina fue capaz de inducir una respuesta inmune humoral en los bovinos, sin embargo, la cepa L. grippotyphosa no fue inmunógena comparada con los demás serovares quehicieron parte de la vacuna

  1. SEROPREVALENCIA DEL VIRUS DE LA LEUCOSIS VIRAL BOVINA EN ANIMALES CON TRASTORNOS REPRODUCTIVOS DE MONTERÍA

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    César Betancur H

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar la seroprevalencia de Leucosis Viral Bovina (LVB en animales con trastornos reproductivos. Materiales y métodos. Se recolectaron 137 muestras de sangre de hembras con antecedentes de infertilidad, pertenecientes a 28 fincas distribuidas en el municipio de Montería; adicionalmente, se obtuvieron muestras al azar de 26 toros pertenecientes a las mismas fincas que fueron analizadas para anticuerpos contra LVB. La técnica serológica empleada fue la prueba de ELISA. Se realizó un análisis descriptivo tabulando la información con datos de seropositividad y seronegatividad obtenidos de cada animal; los resultados se interpretaron de acuerdo a las variables: raza, edad, sexo, zona, tipo de explotación y evento o problema reproductivo detectado. Para determinar la asociación entre seropositividad y cada una de las variables se utilizó la prueba de c2. Resultados. Las pruebas arrojaron una seroprevalencia del 21% para LVB. No se encontraron diferencias significativas de prevalencia asociadas a las variables raza, edad o estado reproductivo de los animales (p³0.05, pero si entre la presencia de anticuerpos contra LVB y las variables zona, tipo de explotación y sexo. Conclusiones. Se demuestra la circulación del virus de la LVB en Montería, (Colombia. Se confirma la importancia de implementar un programa de control y prevención de la diseminación de la infección, con el fin de evitar las pérdidas económicas asociadas, y dentro de lo posible, la eliminación de los especímenes seropositivos para lograr la erradicación de la infección en esta zona del país.

  2. RECUENTO DE COLIFORMES Y Escherichia coli EN CANALES BOVINAS SOMETIDAS A TRATAMIENTOS FÍSICOS Y QUÍMICOS

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    EDUARDO JAVID CORPAS-IGUARÁN

    Full Text Available Se evaluó el recuento de coliformes totales y Escherichia coli en canales bovinas sometidas a diferentes tratamientos que incluyeron combinaciones de los métodos de lavado, desinfección y vaporización, utilizando el diseño completamente aleatorizado de un factor con 3 repeticiones. El muestreo se realizó mediante frotis de superficie en tres áreas diferentes de la muestra (espalda, pecho y anca, que fueron posteriormente analizadas mediante el método de recuento en placa. Al aplicar secuencialmente los métodos de remoción microbiana se apreció la disminución progresiva en el recuento de coliformes totales y E. coli, y en la variabilidad de los datos, principalmente en los tratamientos C, D y E. La prueba de contrastes múltiples de Friedman mostró la inexistencia de diferencias estadísticas entre los recuentos de los tratamientos C y E en la muestra 2, indicando la ineficacia de la vaporización como coadyuvante de la acidificación para disminuir el recuento de los microorganismos de estudio. Las pruebas de comparación en muestras independientes mostraron resultados idénticos a la prueba de Friedman, excepto para el recuento de E. coli entre los tratamientos D y E, sugiriendo que la vaporización tiene efecto significativo para potenciar la disminución del recuento del microorganismo en las canales.

  3. Identificación de agentes infecciosos asociados con Diarrea Neonatal Bovina en la Sabana de Bogotá

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    Dolly Pardo M.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar los agentes infecciosos asociados causalmente a la presentación de Diarrea Neonatal Bovina (DNB en terneros menores de 5 semanas de vida, procedentes de fincas lecheras y de producción mixta de la Sabana de Bogotá. Materiales y métodos. Se seleccionaron por conveniencia 21 fincas, se realizó seguimiento de 620 terneros desde el nacimiento hasta las 5 semanas de edad, se tomaron muestras de materia fecal de los animales que presentaron cuadro clínico de diarrea y de terneros clínicamente sanos como controles pareados. Se realizaron pruebas de ELISA para diagnóstico de E.coli F5, Rotavirus, Coronavirus, Cryptosporidium sp., y Salmonella sp., prueba de Ritchie para diagnóstico de Giardia sp., y tinción de Ziehl Neelsen modificada para Cryptosporidium sp. Se evaluó la asociación epidemiológica entre los agentes y la presentación de diarrea usando prueba de c2, seguido de un modelo de regresión logística (p<0.05. Resultados. Se encontró en la prueba de ELISA que de la totalidad de las muestras, 51 (38.3%, 26 (19.7%, 10 (7.5% y 1 (0.75% fueron positivas a Cryptosporidium sp., rotavirus, E coli F5 y coronavirus, respectivamente. Los animales positivos a Rotavirus por la prueba de ELISA y a Cryptosporidium sp., por la técnica de Ziehl Neelsen modificada tuvieron 2.6 y 7.0 veces mayor probabilidad que los demás animales de presentar DNB, respectivamente. Conclusiones. Los resultados presentados son los primeros que muestran el papel y la importancia del Cryptosporidium sp., y del Rotavirus en la DNB en las explotaciones ganaderas de la Sabana de Bogotá y en Colombia.

  4. Ordeñando micobacterias del ganado? Impacto económico y en salud de Tuberculosis bovina y Paratuberculosis en Colombia

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    Jacobus H. de Waard

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available La tuberculosis bovina y la paratuberculosis o enfermedad de Johne’s son enfermedades infecciosas en rumiantes, causadas por M. bovis y M. paratuberculosis respectivamente. La tuberculosis bovina es una enfermedad crónica de los rumiantes que guarda estrecha relación con la tuberculosis humana y provoca un deterioro progresivo del estado general de salud del animal, pérdida de peso, muy a menudo con tos y, a la larga, la muerte. La Paratuberculosis es una enfermedad infecto-contagiosa del tracto intestinal y se caracteriza por provocar enteritis granulomatosa crónica y progresiva, y diarreas sin respuesta a un tratamiento. Ambas enfermedades afectan especialmente los bovinos. Ambas bacterias son excretadas en la leche de los bovinos afectados, y por eso el consumo de leche cruda o queso fresco elaborado con leche cruda es la fuente de diseminación más importante de estas enfermedades tanto como entre los animales y al hombre. El impacto de estas enfermedades para la salud humana y la sanidad animal, la economía y el comercio es significativo y por esta razón están entre las enfermedades de declaración obligatoria a La Organización Mundial de Sanidad Animal (OIE (1.

  5. Histologia da associação de membranas biológicas de origem bovina implantadas no subcutâneo de ratos

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    Yamatogi Ricardo Seiti

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar a capacidade de barreira da membrana de cortical óssea desmineralizada liofilizada bovina, testando sua permeabilidade e integridade, em associação com a membrana de pericárdio bovino liofilizado. Em 15 ratos Wistar, machos, adultos, implantou-se no subcutâneo da região cérvico-torácica dorsal a combinação de duas membranas de cortical óssea desmineralizada tendo no interior a membrana de pericárdio bovino. Os animais (cinco ratos/grupo foram submetidos à eutanásia aos 15, 30 e 60 dias de pós-operatório. A avaliação microscópica mostrou que, aos 15 dias de pós-cirúrgico, as membranas estavam íntegras, com exceção de pequenas áreas de reabsorção da membrana de cortical óssea junto aos locais referentes aos antigos canais nutritivos. Aos 30 dias, havia apenas restos da membrana de cortical óssea e, aos 60 dias, a sua total ausência. Baseados nos resultados aqui obtidos, é possível concluir que a membrana de cortical óssea bovina é rapidamente absorvida e não confere proteção à membrana de pericárdio bovino liofilizado.

  6. Configuración territorial y perspectivas de ordenamiento de la ganadería bovina en los municipios de Balancán y Tenosique, Tabasco

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    Bartolomé Manjarrez Muñoz

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar la configuración espacial y temporal de la ganadería bovina de Balancán y Tenosique, Tabasco, México, así como los cambios en el uso del suelo y las perspectivas de su ordenamiento. Se caracterizaron cuatro sistemas extensivos de producción bovina, predominando los sistemas vaca-becerro y la rejeguería tradicional; con menor frecuencia la rejeguería mejorada y el de sementales. Los cuatro sistemas presentan marcadas diferencias tecnológicas y de producción. Además de existir diferencias en la orientación productiva, la superficie destinada a la ganadería y el destino de la producción. Esta ganadería se desarrolla en tres unidades ambientales (llanura, lomerío y sierra en suelos caracterizados por ser inundables en su mayoría, pedregosos en sitios accidentados, someros sobre calizas y someros pedregosos; aptos en su generalidad para la forestería. Se identificaron y proponen cuatro unidades de ordenamiento ganadero: maderables + pastos, reserva y reforestación, arbustivas + pastos y policultivos

  7. DNA binding, BSA interaction and SOD activity of two new nickel(II) complexes with glutamine Schiff base ligands.

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    Wei, Qiang; Dong, Jianfang; Zhao, Peiran; Li, Manman; Cheng, Fengling; Kong, Jinming; Li, Lianzhi

    2016-08-01

    Two hexacoordinated octahedral nickel(II) complexes, [Ni(o-van-gln)(phen)(H2O)](1) and [Ni(sal-gln)(phen)(H2O)](2) [o-van-gln=a Schiff base derived from o-vanillin and glutamine, sal-gln=a Schiff base derived from salicylaldehyde and glutamine, phen=1,10-phenanthroline], have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, IR spectra and single crystal X-ray diffraction. X-ray studies showed that nickel atoms of both 1 and 2 exhibit distorted NiN3O3 octahedral geometry. In each crystal, intermolecular hydrogen bonds form a two-dimensional network structure. DNA-binding properties of these two nickel(II) complexes were investigated by using UV-Vis absorption, fluorescence, circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopies and viscosity measurements. Results indicated that the two complexes can bind to calf thymus DNA (CT-DNA) via an intercalative mode, and complex 1 exhibits higher interaction with CT-DNA than complex 2. Furthermore, the interactions between the nickel(II) complexes with bovine serum albumin (BSA) have been studied by spectroscopies. The results indicated that both complexes could quench the intrinsic fluorescence of BSA in a static quenching process. The binding constants (Kb) and the numbers of binding sites (n) obtained are 1.10×10(5)M(-1) and 1.05 for complex 1 and 5.05×10(4)M(-1) and 0.997 for complex 2, respectively. Site-selective competitive binding investigation indicated that the binding sites of both the complexes are located in site I of sub-domains IIA of BSA. Assay of superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity of the nickel(II) complexes revealed that they exhibit significant superoxide scavenging activity with IC50=3.4×10(-5)M for complex 1 and 4.3×10(-5)M for complex 2, respectively.

  8. Imunofenotipagem dos linfócitos positivos para indoleamina 2,3 dioxigenase (IDO em cultura de células de placenta bovina

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    Juliana Catoia

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Resumo A gestação é um estado fisiológico que exige adaptações imunológicas para que transcorra normalmente. Nesse período a mãe e o feto apresentam uma relação imunológica, ou seja, a interface materno fetal. A enzima indoleamina 2,3 dioxigenase (IDO desempenha um papel importante na tolerância materno fetal, por ser responsável pela metabolização do triptofano, impedindo por diversas vias a proliferação principalmente de linfócitos TCD8. Diversos tipos celulares estão presentes na interface materno fetal e vários deles podem expressar a IDO. Os leucócitos com perfil Th1 produzem uma citocina conhecida: o interferon γ que estimula a expressão da IDO em vários tipos celulares. Os linfócitos são divididos em subpopulações de acordo com sua função e fenótipo. Seus tipos incluem linfócitos T, linfócitos B e as células natural killer (NK. Hormônios também atuam nesse processo a progesterona que exerce função determinante sobre a resposta imunológica materna podendo alterar o prognóstico gestacional e o estrógeno essencial para a tolerância materno fetal e manutenção da prenhez. Dessa maneira este trabalho tem por objetivo principal identificar os linfócitos presentes na placenta bovina em cultivo que expressam IDO (linfócitos T, linfócitos B e células NK, frente a estimulação por progesterona, estrógeno e interferon γ nas diversas fases gestacionais utilizando a citometria de fluxo. Segundo os resultados no período de 67,5 a 77, 5 dias com a adição de interferon γ a expressão da enzima IDO aumentou discretamente nos linfócitos TCD3, TCD4, e diferente dos linfócitos T CD8 apresentaram uma elevada expressão da enzima (4,48 ± 2,12 - 8,65± 4,91. No período de 92,5 a 172, 5 dias os linfócitos TCD4, TCD8 e TCD25 apresentaram uma diminuição da IDO. No período final de 195 a 222,5 dias, os linfócitos TCD3, TCD4 e os BCD25 aumentaram a expressão da IDO quando submetidos ao interferon

  9. Detección, identificación y cuantificación de residuos de cuatro antimicrobianos en carne bovina destinada al consumo humano como contribución al sistema de gestión de inocuidad alimentaria en el marco de aplicación de medidas sanitarias y fitosanitarias

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    Vela Perdomo, Karen Lorena

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    El control de residuos de sustancias antimicrobianas en productos de origen animal como la carne bovina, es de gran importancia porque los residuos pueden generar en las personas que los consumen problemas de salud como alergias, cambios en la flora intestinal y resistencia antimicrobiana en bacterias. En Colombia, la vigilancia del cumplimiento de los Límites Máximos de Residuos LMRs de antimicrobianos veterinarios en carne bovina es limitada, debido a que la capacidad analítica es insuficie...

  10. Isolamento de agentes bacterianos envolvidos em mastite subclinica bovina no Estado de Pernambuco.

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    T. C. F. Barbalho

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO: Foram examinadas 43 vacas em lactação totalizando 104 quartos mamários os quais foram positivos ao California Mastitis Test (CMT. Antes da ordenha realizava-se a antisepsia dos quartos mamários e em seguida colhia-se amostras de cinco mL de leite; estas eram homogeneizadas e uma alíquota de 0,01 mL era semeada na superfície de ágar sangue bovino a 5% e incubados em estufa bacteriológica a 37º C ,sendo as leituras efetuadas após 24 e 48 horas de incubação. Staphylococcus sp. foi o agente mais freqüente neste tipo de mastite e na região estudada. PALAVRAS CHAVE: Mastite subclínica, Bovinos, Staphylococcus sp. SUMMARY: In this study were investigated 43 milking cows including 104 quarters of the udder that were positive for California Mastitis Teste (CMT. For that purpose the antisepsis before the milking was performed in the quarters and five ml of milk were colected asseptically and homogenized. Samples of 10 ml were inoculated at surface of Bovine Blood Agar and incubated at 37°C for 24-48 h. Isolates were identifed by Standart Bacteriological Techniques. The results showed that Stapylococcus sp were the microorganism most frequently isolated. KEYWORDS: Subclinical mastitis, Bovine, Staphylococcus sp.

  11. AVALIAÇÃO DE PLANTAS MEDICINAIS NO COMBATE A MASTITE BOVINA

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    Samoel Alexandre Fonseca Dantas

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Mastite é a inflamação da glândula mamária da vaca, sendo infecto-contagiosa que mais se propaga nos rebanhos e geralmente causando grandes prejuízos a indústria de laticínios, pode ser provocada por cerca de 130 agentes envolvidos, dentre eles, bactérias, vírus, algas e fungos. As bactérias são os agentes de maior importância como causa da doença. Por esta razão o IFRN aprovou o projeto para avaliação de qual o melhor tratamento com plantas medicinais nativas a ser utilizada na cura da mastite. O enfoque do resultado do projeto estaria direcionado para o diagnóstico e cura da doença na criação de rebanhos leiteiros de pequenos produtores do Vale do Assu. Para a realização desse diagnóstico e investigação sobre planta medicinal a ser utilizado nas vacas acometidas pela mastite, serão realizados exames de antibiograma para investigar a susceptibilidade da bactéria a determinadas plantas. Nos resultados preliminares, realizados em laboratório, foi identificado que a casca do caule do cajueiro roxo (Anacardium occidentale L tem ação antibiótica e a flor da catingueira (Caesalpinia pyramidalis inibe a proliferação das bactérias existentes no leite de vacas infectadas com mastite sub-clínica. Desta maneira, sugere-se a possibilidade do uso deste vegetal no combate e cura a esta doença. PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Mastite, Antibiograma, Plantas medicinais.

  12. Humoral and cell-mediated immunity following vaccination with synthetic Candida cell wall mannan derived heptamannoside-protein conjugate: immunomodulatory properties of heptamannoside-BSA conjugate.

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    Paulovičová, Lucia; Paulovičová, Ema; Karelin, Alexander A; Tsvetkov, Yury E; Nifantiev, Nikolay E; Bystrický, Slavomír

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    Chemically defined glycoprotein conjugate composed of synthetically prepared mannan-derived heptamannoside with terminal β-1,2-linked mannose residue attached to the α-1,3-linked mannose residues and BSA as carrier protein (M7-BSA conjugate) was analysed for the capacity to induce protective humoral immunity and appropriate alteration cellular immunity. To identify protective antigenic structure of Candida cell wall mannan M7-BSA conjugate was used for BALB/c mice immunization. The obtained results were compared with placebo group and with heat-inactivated C. albicans whole cells immunization. The administration route of M7-BSA conjugate secondary booster injection significantly affected the intensity of humoral immune response and the specificity of produced antibodies. All prepared sera were able to elevate candidacidal activity of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) in cooperation with complement. Moreover, polyclonal sera obtained after secondary subcutaneous (s.c.) booster injection of M7-BSA conjugate were able to induce candidacidal activity of PMN also in complement independent manner. M7-BSA conjugate immunization induced increases of phagocytic activity and respiratory burst of granulocytes, caused a raise of the proportion of CD3(+) T lymphocytes and increased the CD4(+)/CD8(+) T lymphocyte ratio. We observed also an increasing proportion of CD4(+)CD25(+) T cells compared to immunization with heat inactivated whole C. albicans cells, which in turn promoted an increase of the CD8(+)CD25(+) cell proportion. Immunization with M7-BSA conjugate induced Th1, Th2 and Th17 immune responses as indicated by the elevation of relevant cytokines levels. These data provide some insights on the immunomodulatory properties of oligomannosides and contribute to the development of synthetic oligosaccharide vaccines against fungal diseases.

  13. Red-blood-cell-like BSA/Zn3(PO4)2 hybrid particles: Preparation and application to adsorption of heavy metal ions

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    Zhang, Baoliang; Li, Peitao; Zhang, Hepeng; Li, Xiangjie; Tian, Lei; Wang, Hai; Chen, Xin; Ali, Nisar; Ali, Zafar; Zhang, Qiuyu

    2016-03-01

    A novel kind of red-blood-cell-like bovine serum albumin (BSA)/Zn3(PO4)2 hybrid particle is prepared at room temperature by a facile and rapid one-step method based on coordination between BSA and zinc ion. The morphology of the monodisperse hybrid particle shows oblate spheroidal type with a one sided single hole on the surface. The hybrid particle is constructed with BSA/Zn3(PO4)2 nanoplates of 35 nm thick. The average particle size of hybrid particle is 2.3 μm, and its BET specific surface area is 146.64 cm2/g. To clarify the evolution of BSA/Zn3(PO4)2 hybrid particle, SEM and elemental analysis as a function of particle growth time are investigated. The formation mechanism of BSA/Zn3(PO4)2 hybrid particle, which can be described as crystallization, coordination and self-assembly process, is illustrated in detail. The as-prepared BSA/Zn3(PO4)2 hybrid particle is used for adsorption of Cu2+. The hybrid particle displayed excellent adsorption properties on Cu2+. The adsorption efficiency of BSA/Zn3(PO4)2 hybrid particles at 5 min and 30 min are 86.33% and 98.9%, respectively. The maximum adsorption capacity is 6.85 mg/g. Thus, this kind of novel adsorbent shows potential application value in ultra-fast and highly efficient removal of Cu2+.

  14. A rapid and sensitive diagnosis of bovine leukaemia virus infection using the nested shuttle polymerase chain reaction Diagnóstico rápido e sensível da infecção com o vírus da Leucemia Bovina através de Shuttle Nested Polymerase Chain Reaction

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    Ester T. González

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    Full Text Available Bovine leukaemia virus (BLV is the causative agent of enzootic bovine leukosis (EBL. In Argentina, where a program to eradicate EBL has been introduced, sensitive and reliable diagnosis has attained high priority. Although the importance of the agar gel immunodiffusion test remains unchanged for routine work, an additional diagnostic technique is necessary to confirm cases of sera with equivocal results or of calves carrying maternal antibodies.Utilizing a nested shuttle polymerase chain reaction, the proviral DNA was detected from cows experimentally infected with as little as 5 ml of whole blood from BLV seropositive cows that were nonetheless normal in haematological terms. It proved to be a very sensitive technique, since it rapidly revealed the presence of the provirus, frequently at 2 weeks postinoculation and using a two-round procedure of nested PCR taking only 3 hours. Additionally, the primers used flanked a portion of the viral genome often employed to differentiate BLV type applying BamHI digestion. It is concluded that this method might offer a highly promising diagnostic tool for BLV infection.O Vírus da leucemia bovina (BLV é o agente causal da Leucose Enzoótica Bovina (EBL. Na Argentina, iniciou-se um programa de erradicação da EBL. Neste estágio, é prioritário possuir uma ferramenta de diagnóstico confiável. Embora seja indiscutível a importância do teste de agar gel imunodifusão, empregado rotineiramente no diagnóstico serológico da EBL, faz-se necessária uma técnica de diagnóstico adicional capaz de confirmar os resultados duvidosos. Foi possivel detectar ADN proviral aplicando Nested-PCR em novilhos experimentalmente infectados com pequenas doses de sangue total (5ml obtidas de um bovino BLV soropositivo. Esta técnica, cujo procedimento leva 3 horas, demonstrou ser muito sensível, uma vez que foi capaz de detectar a presença do provirus duas semanas após a inoculação. Os primers utilizados são os que

  15. Enzootic bovine Leukosis: development of an indirect enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (I-Elisa in seroepidemiological studies Leucose Enzoótica Bovina: desenvolvimento de um teste ELISA indireto (ELISA-I e sua aplicação em estudos epidemiológicos

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    Ester Teresa González

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV is the etiologic agent of Enzootic Bovine Leukosis, a retrovirus exogenous to the bovine species. Once infected, there is no detectable viraemia but instead there is a strong and persistent immunological response to BLV structural proteins, essentially the gp51 envelope glycoprotein and the mayor core protein p24. We describe the test procedure of an indirect ELISA (I-ELISA using polyclonal reagents for the detection of antibodies to BLV. For comparison, the sera were simultaneously tested by agar gel immunodiffussion (AGID test, which is currently used as diagnostic standard for BLV infection. The antigen applied does not require a high degree of purification and the data from the analysis of the negative sera showed that the establishment of a cut-off level corresponding to 3 times the standard deviation (SD above the mean for the negative control set of sera provided acceptable specificity, reducing the risk of false positives results. A comparison of the results obtained by AGID test and I-ELISA showed that considering a total of 465 serum samples, all of the 234 samples (50% that were positive by AGID were positive to the I-ELISA. Of 225 serum samples which yielded negative results in the AGID test, 69 (15% were found to be positive by the I-ELISA and 156 (33% were negative by both techniques. Few sera (2% that were non-specific by AGID were defined as negative or positive by I-ELISA.O Vírus da Leucose Bovina (VLB é o agente etiológico da Leucose Enzoótica Bovina, um retrovirus exógeno da espécie bovina. Uma vez infectado, não se detecta viremia, mas uma forte e persistente resposta imunológica às proteínas estruturais, sobre tudo para gp51 da coberta e para proteína p24 do core. Neste trabalho se descreve o desenvolvimento de um ELISA indireto (ELISA-I, em que se utiliza o soro policlonal para a detecção de anticorpos para VLB. Os soros foram analisados pela prova de IDGA (imunodifusão dupla em gel

  16. Fluorescent copper(II complexes: The electron transfer mechanism, interaction with bovine serum albumin (BSA and antibacterial activity

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    Full Text Available Dinuclear copper(II complexes with formula [Cu2(L2(N32] (1 and [Cu2(L2(NCS2] (2 HL = (1-[(3-methyl-pyridine-2-ylimino-methyl]-naphthalen-2-ol were synthesized by controlling the molar ratio of Cu(OAC2·6H2O, HL, sodium azide (1 and ammonium thiocyanate (2. The end on bridges appear exclusively in azide and thiocyanate to copper complexes. The electron transfer mechanism of copper(II complexes is examined by cyclic voltammetry indicating copper(II complexes are Cu(II/Cu(I couple. The interactions of copper(II complexes towards bovine serum albumin (BSA were examined with the help of absorption and fluorescence spectroscopic tools. We report a superficial solution-based route for the synthesis of micro crystals of copper complexes with BSA. The antibacterial activity of the Schiff base and its copper complexes were investigated by the agar disc diffusion method against some species of pathogenic bacteria (Escherichia coli, Vibrio cholerae, Streptococcus pneumonia and Bacillus cereus. It has been observed that the antibacterial activity of all complexes is higher than the ligand.

  17. Chiral manganese (IV) complexes derived from Schiff base ligands: Synthesis, characterization, in vitro cytotoxicity and DNA/BSA interaction.

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    Li, Zhen; Niu, Meiju; Chang, Guoliang; Zhao, Changqiu

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    Two new couples of chiral manganese (IV) complexes with Schiff-base ligands, Λ-[Mn(R-L(1))2]·2(CH3OH) (Λ-1) and Δ-[Mn(S-L(1))2]·2(CH3OH) (Δ-1), Λ-[Mn(R-L(2))2]·(H2O)2 (Λ-2) and Δ-[Mn(S-L(2))2]·(H2O)2 (Δ-2), {H2L(1)=(R/S)-(±)-1-[(1-hydroxymethyl-propylimino)-methyl]-naphthalen-2-ol, H2L(2)=(R/S)-(±)-1-[(1-Hydroxymethyl-2-phenyl-ethylimino)-methyl]-naphthalen-2-ol} have been synthesized, and fully characterized by elemental analyses, UV-Vis spectrum, circular dichroism spectrum, FT-IR spectrum, mass spectrum, and single crystal X-ray diffraction (SXRD). The interaction of the four chiral Mn (IV) complexes with CT-DNA and BSA were also investigated by various spectroscopic techniques (UV-visible, fluorescence spectroscopic). The results show that the Δ-complexes exhibit more efficient CT-DNA interaction with respect to the Λ-complexes. All the complexes could quench the intrinsic fluorescence of BSA by a static quenching process. In addition, the vitro cytotoxicity of these complexes toward four kinds of cancerous cell lines (A549, HeLa, HL-60, and Caco-2) was assayed by the MTT method, which exhibited to be selectively active against certain cell lines.

  18. Stability of the complex BSA-6-propyl-2-thiouracil in the presence of Gu·HCl and urea

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    Równicka, Joanna; Sułkowska, Anna; Pożycka, Jadwiga; Bojko, Barbara; Sułkowski, Wiesław W.

    2006-07-01

    Pathologic structure of albumin is present in blood of uremic or diabetic patients. The defective binding of albumin can cause, among others, inhibition of the metabolism of amphipathic hormones and the enhancement of the toxicity of drugs. We aim to show the alteration of the binding site of 6-propyl-2-thiouracil (PTU) in bovine serum albumin (BSA) in the presence of urea and guanidine hydrochloride. This study shows that PTU has the tendency to interact within the hydrophobic domain IIA or IB of serum albumin and to quench the fluorescence of tryptophanyl side chains by the static and collisional quenching mechanism. For the binding to the native protein, two classes of binding sites are seen. In the first one, the binding constant is equal to K bI-9.6×10 4 M -1, and in the second class, the binding constant is K bII-7.1×10 3 M -1. For the binding to the denaturated serum albumin, only one class of the binding sites can be observed. The binding constants for BSA denatured with urea and Gu·HCl are lower and are equal to 2.2×10 4 M -1 and 3.5×10 4 M -1, respectively. Evaluation of the binding ability of serum albumin is also important in case of older people because weaker drug-protein interaction can result in the increase of drug concentration in the blood serum.

  19. Formation Mechanism of alpha-Fe2O3 Nanotubes via Electrospinning and Their Adsorption Characteristics of BSA and DNA.

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    Liu, Ruijiang; Wang, Peng; Tao, Yuting; Liu, Yifan; Shen, Xiangqian

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    The alpha-Fe2O3 nanotubes with diameters of 400-700 nm have been prepared via the sol-gel assisted electrospinning and subsequent one-step heat treatment with ferric nitrate, ethanol and poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) as starting regents. The resultant alpha-Fe2O3 nanotubes were characterized by XRD, SEM, TEM, and VSM techniques. The hollow structure is mainly influenced by the water content in the gel precursor and the heating rate, and the hollow formation mechanism of alpha-Fe2O9 nanotubes is discussed. Adsorption of BSA onto the as-prepared alpha-Fe2O3 nanotubes exhibits a good capacity of 56.5 mg/g with the initial BSA concentration of 1.0 mg/mL, which demonstrates their feasibility in delivery of biomacromolecules. Subsequently, the adsorption characteristics of DNA onto the alpha-Fe2O3 nanotubes were investigated, and the adsorbance of DNA can achieve a maximum value of 4.19 microg/g when the initial DNA concentration is 50 microg/mL. The adsorption process of DNA onto alpha-Fe2O3 nanotubes can be described well by the pseudo-first-order kinetic model at room temperature according to the correlation coefficient R2 = 0.9978.

  20. Preparation, characterization and in vitro cytotoxicity of BSA-based nanospheres containing nanosized magnetic particles and/or photosensitizer

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    Rodrigues, Marcilene M.A.; Simioni, Andreza R. [Departamento de Quimica, Laboratorio de Fotobiologia e Fotomedicina, Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciencias e Letras de Ribeirao Preto, Universidade de Sao Paulo, 14040-901, Ribeirao Preto-SP (Brazil); Primo, Fernando L.; Siqueira-Moura, Marigilson P. [Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Ciencias Farmaceuticas, Faculdade de Ciencias Farmaceuticas de Ribeirao Preto, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto-SP 14040-903 (Brazil); Morais, Paulo C. [Universidade de Brasilia, Instituto de Fisica, Nucleo de Fisica Aplicada, Brasilia-DF 70910-900 (Brazil); Tedesco, Antonio C. [Departamento de Quimica, Laboratorio de Fotobiologia e Fotomedicina, Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciencias e Letras de Ribeirao Preto, Universidade de Sao Paulo, 14040-901, Ribeirao Preto-SP (Brazil)], E-mail: atedesco@usp.br

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    This study reports on the preparation, characterization and in vitro toxicity test of a new nano-drug delivery system (NDDS) based on bovine serum albumin (BSA) nanospheres which incorporates surface-functionalized magnetic nanoparticles (MNP) and/or the silicon(IV) phthalocyanine (NzPc). The new NDDS was engineered for use in photodynamic therapy (PDT) combined with hyperthermia (HPT) to address cancer treatment. The BSA-based nanospheres, hosting NzPc, MNP or both (NzPc and MNP), present spherical shape with hydrodynamic average diameter values ranging from 170 to 450 nm and zeta potential of around -23 mV. No difference on the fluorescence spectrum of the encapsulated NzPc was found regardless of the presence of MNP. Time-dependent fluorescence measurements of the encapsulated NzPc revealed a bi-exponential decay for samples incorporating only NzPc and NzPc plus MNP, in the time window ranging from 1.70 to 5.20 ns. The in vitro assay, using human fibroblasts, revealed no cytotoxic effect in all samples investigated, demonstrating the potential of the tested system as a synergistic NDDS.

  1. Preparation, characterization and in vitro cytotoxicity of BSA-based nanospheres containing nanosized magnetic particles and/or photosensitizer

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    Rodrigues, Marcilene M. A.; Simioni, Andreza R.; Primo, Fernando L.; Siqueira-Moura, Marigilson P.; Morais, Paulo C.; Tedesco, Antonio C.

    2009-05-01

    This study reports on the preparation, characterization and in vitro toxicity test of a new nano-drug delivery system (NDDS) based on bovine serum albumin (BSA) nanospheres which incorporates surface-functionalized magnetic nanoparticles (MNP) and/or the silicon(IV) phthalocyanine (NzPc). The new NDDS was engineered for use in photodynamic therapy (PDT) combined with hyperthermia (HPT) to address cancer treatment. The BSA-based nanospheres, hosting NzPc, MNP or both (NzPc and MNP), present spherical shape with hydrodynamic average diameter values ranging from 170 to 450 nm and zeta potential of around -23 mV. No difference on the fluorescence spectrum of the encapsulated NzPc was found regardless of the presence of MNP. Time-dependent fluorescence measurements of the encapsulated NzPc revealed a bi-exponential decay for samples incorporating only NzPc and NzPc plus MNP, in the time window ranging from 1.70 to 5.20 ns. The in vitro assay, using human fibroblasts, revealed no cytotoxic effect in all samples investigated, demonstrating the potential of the tested system as a synergistic NDDS.

  2. Functionalized dye encapsulated polymer nanoparticles attached with a BSA scaffold as efficient antenna materials for artificial light harvesting.

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    Jana, Bikash; Bhattacharyya, Santanu; Patra, Amitava

    2016-09-21

    A potential strategy for a new generation light harvesting system is multi-chromophoric donor-acceptor pairs where light energy is absorbed by an antenna complex and subsequently transfers its energy to the acceptor via energy transfer. Here, we design a system of a functionalized polymer nanoparticle-protein scaffold for efficient light harvesting and white light generation where a dye doped polymer nanoparticle acts as a donor and a dye encapsulated BSA protein acts as an acceptor. Analysis reveals that 91.3% energy transfer occurs from the dye doped polymer nanoparticle to the dye encapsulated BSA protein. The antenna effect of this light harvesting system is found to be 31 at a donor to acceptor ratio of 0.82 : 1 which is unprecedented. The enhanced effective molar extinction coefficient of the acceptor dye is potential for the light harvesting system. Bright white light emission with a quantum yield of 14% under single wavelength excitation is obtained by changing the ratio of donor to acceptor. Analysis reveals that the efficient energy transfer in this polymer-protein assembly may open up new possibilities in designing artificial light harvesting systems for future applications.

  3. Good use of fruit wastes: eco-friendly synthesis of silver nanoparticles, characterization, BSA protein binding studies.

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    Sreekanth, T V M; Ravikumar, Sambandam; Lee, Yong Rok

    2016-06-01

    A simple and eco-friendly methodology for the green synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using a mango seed extract was evaluated. The AgNPs were characterized by ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometry, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction. The interaction between the green synthesized AgNPs and bovine serum albumin (BSA) in an aqueous solution at physiological pH was examined by fluorescence spectroscopy. The results confirmed that the AgNPs quenched the fluorophore of BSA by forming a ground state complex in aqueous solution. This fluorescence quenching data were also used to determine the binding sites and binding constants at different temperatures. The calculated thermodynamic parameters (ΔG°, ΔH° and ΔS°) suggest that the binding process occurs spontaneously through the involvement of electrostatic interactions. The synchronous fluorescence spectra showed a blue shift, indicating increasing hydrophobicity. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  4. Physicochemical characterization of 3,6-diHydroxyflavone binding BSA immobilized on PEG-coated silver nanoparticles

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    Voicescu, Mariana; Ionescu, Sorana; Calderon-Moreno, Jose M.; Nistor, Cristina L.

    2017-02-01

    Studies based on silver nanoparticles (SNPs) and polyethylene glycols (PEGs) are mainly in the pharmaceutical field, with PEG as good "vehicle" to transport protein-based drugs. In this work, physicochemical characteristics of 3,6-diHydroxyflavone (3,6-diHF) binding bovine serum albumin (BSA) on PEG (Tween20, L64, and Myrj52)-coated SNPs have been investigated by steady-state and time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy. These interactions give rise to the formation of intermolecular and intramolecular H bonds. As a subject of interest, the effect of temperature (30-60 °C) on the H bonds was studied by steady-state fluorescence. The size distribution and zeta potential of SNPs were determined by dynamic light scattering (DLS). Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analysis revealed the spherical nature of particles with average diameter 40-80 nm. The structure, stability, dynamics, and conformational changes in adsorbed BSA protein on the PEG-coated SNPs surface have been also investigated by steady-state/lifetime fluorescence and circular dichroism spectroscopy. The results have relevance in the oxidative stress and drug delivery processes.

  5. y bovina con hidróxido de sodio y cal común saturada

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    Alejandro Chac\\u00F3n Villalobos

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio fue efectuado en el módulo de procesamiento de derivados lácteos de la Estación Experimental Alfredo Volio Mata de la Universidad de Costa Rica, durante los meses de mayo y junio del 2005. Una muestra compuesta de leche de cabra (Capra hircus de un hato Lamancha y una muestra compuesta de leche de vaca de un hato Jersey (Bos taurus, formadas ambas por la mezcla de tres ordeños aleatorios diferentes, fueron pasteurizadas (65 °C/ 30 min. y almacenadas durante seis días a 6 ºC. Dos operarios especializados del módulo, analizaron por sextuplicado cada 48 horas (iniciando a las 0 horas las muestras de ambos tipos de leche por medio de una valoración convencional de la acidez con una disolución patrón de NaOH 0,1N, y de una valoración con tres disoluciones saturadas de cal preparadas cada una con marcas comerciales diferentes. Los datos se evaluaron por medio de un diseño factorial para dos niveles del factor “analista” (analista A y B, cuatro niveles del factor “tipo de valoración” y cuatro niveles del factor “tiempo de almacenamiento”. La variable respuesta evaluada fue el porcentaje de acidez expresada como ácido láctico. Para los dos tipos de leche, los métodos de valoración que emplearon disoluciones saturadas de cal mostraron ser significativamente diferentes al método basado en NaOH (p ≤ 0,05. En ambos casos, para cada nivel del “tipo de valoración” determinado, el efecto de la determinación del porcentaje de acidez expresado como ácido láctico no se ve afectado por el analista

  6. Mastite bovina por Mycoplasma bovis em rebanhos leiteiros Mastitis caused by Mycoplasma bovis in dairy cattle

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    Lucienne G. Pretto

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Foram examinadas 713 vacas de três rebanhos leiteiros localizados na região norte do Estado do Paraná e sudoeste do Estado de São Paulo, das quais 137 apresentaram mastite. Nas três propriedades foram detectados oito animais (1,12% com mastite clínica por Mycoplasma bovis. Destes animais, quatro tratados com oxitetraciclina e tilosina e três com enrofloxacina, não responderam ao tratamento e foram descartados no decorrer da lactação. Uma vaca medicada com enrofloxacina recuperou quase que totalmente a secreção láctea mas a eliminação de M. bovis persistiu por toda lactação. Esta vaca apresentou cura bacteriológica na lactação seguinte. O descarte dos animais positivos, monitora-mento bacteriológico e a aplicação correta das medidas de prevenção para as mastites contagiosas controlaram a disseminação de M. bovis nos rebanhos.In this study 713 cows were examined. The animals were from three dairy farms in northern Paraná and the southwest of the State of São Paulo. From these cows, 137 had mastitis. On the three farms, 8 cows (1.12% with Mycoplasma bovis mastitis were detected. Four were treated with tylosin and oxytetracyclin and three with enrofloxacin. There was no response to the treatments, and these animals were culled during the lactation period. One cow treated with enrofloxacin almost totally recovered milk production, but elimination of M. bovis continued during the lactation, and there was no bacteriological cure. This cow had a normal milk production in the next lactation period, without elimination of M. bovis. Culling of positive animals, the bacteriological study and correct application of preventive practices for contagious mastitis controlled the dissemination of M. bovis to other animals.

  7. Imunidade inata da glândula mamária bovina: resposta à infecção Innate immunity of the bovine mammary gland: response to infection

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    Deolinda Maria Vieira Filha Carneiro

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available A imunidade na glândula mamária pode ser classificada, assim como em outros sistemas, em inata ou inespecífica e adaptativa ou específica. A imunidade inata é a defesa predominante durante os estágios iniciais da infecção. As respostas inespecíficas estão presentes no local da infecção ou são ativadas rapidamente por numerosos estímulos e não aumentam pela exposição repetida ao mesmo agente etiológico. O primeiro obstáculo enfrentado por um patógeno para adentrar o úbere é composto pela barreira formada pelo esfíncter do teto e pelo tampão de queratina formado pelo epitélio queratinizado. Uma vez que o microrganismo tenha atravessado o canal do teto e alcançado a cisterna mamária, passam a atuar diversos fatores solúveis e celulares. Dentre os fatores solúveis, estão presentes: lactoperoxidase, sistema complemento, citocinas, lactoferrina, lisozima e NAGase. As defesas celulares inespecíficas na glândula mamária são representadas pelos neutrófilos, pelos macrófagos e pelas células natural killer. Na medida em que esses mecanismos funcionam adequadamente, a maioria dos patógenos será rapidamente eliminada antes que o sistema imune específico seja ativado, sem resultar em alterações na quantidade ou qualidade do leite produzido. Uma melhor compreensão sobre os mecanismos de defesa da glândula mamária e suas alterações durante os períodos críticos da infecção é imprescindível para o desenvolvimento de métodos mais eficazes de profilaxia e controle da mastite, a principal doença dos ruminantes leiteiros. O presente estudo revisou os principais aspectos responsáveis pelo desenvolvimento da imunidade inata na glândula mamária bovina.The immunity in the mammary gland can be, as in other systems, classified in innate or adaptive immunity. The innate immunity is the predominant defense during the initial periods of infection. The non-specifics answers are present or are quickly activated in the

  8. Evaluation of a simplified key for the identification of coagulasepositive Staphylococcus isolated from bovine mastitis = Avaliação de uma chave de identificação simplificada para Staphylococcus coagulase-positivos isolados de mastite bovina

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    Ulisses de Pádua Pereira

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    identificadas com não Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus por meio dos testes fenotípicos foram submetidas ao kit APISTAPH (Biomériux-França para identificação mais precisa. Os testes fenotípicos utilizados na chave simplificada permitiram identificar 338 amostras (98,25% como S. aureus, três amostras (0,86% como Staphylococcus hyicus e três (0,86% como Staphylococcus intermedius. Por meio da reação em cadeia da polimerase (PCR 338 (98,25% amostras foram identificadas como S. aureus, ratificando os resultados para 336 das338 amostras identificadas por meio da chave fenotípica simplificada. Observou-se elevada concordância (98,83% entre os resultados dos testes genotípicos e fenotípicos para a identificação de S. aureus, demonstrando a aplicabilidade da chave de identificação proposta para a discriminação deste microrganismo entre SCP isolados de casos de mastite bovina.

  9. Maleylated-BSA suppresses lipopolysaccharide-induced IL-6 production by activating the ERK-signaling pathway in murine RAW264.7 cells.

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    Tada, Rui; Koide, Yusuke; Yamamuro, Mitsuaki; Tanaka, Riki; Hidaka, Akira; Nagao, Koichiro; Aramaki, Yukihiko

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    Macrophages are well known for their ability to induce diverse beneficial immune responses, especially in the defense against pathogens. However, an excessive activation of macrophages may cause harmful inflammation. In this context, the suppression of excessive macrophage activation would be a promising therapeutic strategy for treating inflammatory diseases. We have previously found that maleylated-bovine serum albumin (maleylated-BSA) suppresses the production of inflammatory mediators in murine macrophages. However, the immunosuppressive effects and underlying mechanism(s) of maleylated-BSA remain unclear. Here, we report that pretreatment with maleylated-BSA strongly inhibited the production of interleukin 6 (IL-6) induced by bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in murine RAW264.7 cells. This inhibitory effect of maleylated-BSA on LPS-induced IL-6 production was eliminated by treatment with an extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) inhibitor, U0126, indicating the involvement of ERK pathways. Taken together, we have shown that maleylated-BSA suppresses LPS-induced production of IL-6 via the activation of an ERK signaling pathway in murine macrophages. The findings of this study imply the possibility of a novel therapeutic strategy for inflammatory diseases.

  10. A Microcalorimetry and Spectroscopy Study on the Interaction of BSA with 2,2′-Bipyridine Octylglycinato Palladium(II) Nitrate

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    MANSOORI-TORSHIZI Hassan; ISLAMI-MOGHADDAM Mahbobe; SABOURY Ali Akbar

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    The interaction of bovine serum albumin (BSA) with a new palladium(II) complex [Pd(bpy)(Oct-Gly)]NO3 (bpy, 2,2′-bipyridine; Oct-Gly, octyl-glycine) was studied by isothermal titration UV-visible spectrophotometry and microcalorimetry in 30 mmol/L Tris buffer, pH 7.0. There is a set of 18 binding sites for this complex on BSA at 300 and 310 K with positive cooperativity in the binding process. The Hill coefficients at 300 and 310 K are 2.2 and 2.4, respectively. The binding of this palladium complex on BSA is endothermic with mean association binding constant of 21.0 and 16.4 (mmol/L)-1 at 300 and 310 K, respectively. The complex can denature the protein as surfactants. The stability of BSA in the interaction study with the complex is 84 and 58 kJ/mol at 300 and 310 K, respectively. Also, the enthalpy of BSA denaturation due to the interaction with the complex is 842 kJ/mol.

  11. 多壁碳纳米管上原位生长CdTe量子点及与牛血清蛋白的偶联%In Situ Grown CdTe Quantum Dots on MWCNTs and Its Coupling with BSA

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    陈莉华; 李佑稽; 晏学万; 杨钊; 张俊生

    2012-01-01

    以巯基乙酸为稳定剂在水溶液中使Cd2+与NaTeH在多壁碳纳米管(MWCNTs)上原位生长CdTe量子点(QDs),并与生物分子牛血清蛋白(BSA)偶联.通过电镜、荧光、紫外、傅立叶红外等技术,对量子点-碳纳米管异质结(CdTe-MWCNTs)及异质结-牛血清蛋白复合物(CdTe-MWCNTs-BSA)进行表征.结果表明,活化的碳纳米管有微弱荧光,CdTe-MWCNTs异质结及CdTe-MWCNTs-BSA复合物均具有荧光性质,在碳纳米管壁上的CdTe量子点直径大约5nm,它们具有不同的红外光谱特征.%The CdTe quantum dots grew in situ on the multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) with thioglycollic acid as the stabilizer, Cd2+ and NaTeH as reactant in aqueous solution. The as prepared CdTe-MWCNTs quantum dots-MWCNTs heterojunctions could couple with bovine serum albumin (BSA). Both CdTe-MWCNTs and CdTe-MWCNTs-BSA were characterized by TEM, fluorescence spec- trum,UV and FT-IR measurements. The fluorescence analysis showed that functionalized MWCNTs had weak fluorescence, both CdTe-MWCNTs heterojunctions and CdTe-MWCNTs-BSA multiplex exhibited fluorescence absorption. The TEM results revealed that the diameter of CdTe quantum dots was about 5 nm. The FT-IR spectra indicated that the CdTe quantum dots grew on the functionalized MWCNTs and coupled with BSA.

  12. EFECTO DE LA PROPORCIÓN DE LECHE BOVINA Y CAPRINA EN LAS CARACTERÍSTICAS DEL DULCE DE LECHE

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue determinar el efecto de la proporción de leche de vaca y leche de cabra en las características del dulce de leche. En la Universidad de Costa Rica y en el Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje (enero de 2010 a mayo de 2011 se evaluó el efecto sobre el pH, grados Brix, color y textura en los días 1 y 60 de almacenamiento, de diferentes proporciones de sustitución de leche bovina por leche caprina en el dulce de leche (0%, 25%, 50%, 75% y 100%. El agrado sensorial se estimó en el día 15 con 100 consumidores para las formulaciones y un producto comercial de referencia, efectuando un análisis de conglomerados. Para todas las variables existió efecto significativo del almacenamiento (p≤0,05, solo para el pH hubo interacción almacenamiento x producto. A mayor porcentaje de sustitución, menor fue el pH, disminuyendo este con el almacenamiento. Se requirió de más grados brix para alcanzar la consistencia deseada en las formulaciones que contenían leche caprina. El color mostró diferencias significativas (p≤0,05 pero con variaciones leves, incrementándose el color rojizo y amarillento con el tiempo y el porcentaje de sustitución. Existieron diferencias significativas (p≤0,05 en elasticidad, dureza, consistencia, índice de viscosidad y adhesividad para todos los porcentajes de leche de cabra excepto para 25% y 50%, generando un 0% de leche caprina la mayor dureza, adhesividad y elasticidad. Sensorialmente, un primer conglomerado (63% arrojó un aceptable agrado para todas las muestras, mientras un segundo conglomerado (37% manifestó un mayor agrado por el dulce de leche comercial y en segundo lugar por la sustitución de 50%.

  13. Microwave-assisted synthesis of BSA-protected small gold nanoclusters and their fluorescence-enhanced sensing of silver(i) ions

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    Yue, Yuan; Liu, Tian-Ying; Li, Hong-Wei; Liu, Zhongying; Wu, Yuqing

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    A one-step microwave-assisted method is used for the synthesis of small gold nanoclusters, Au16NCs@BSA, which are used as a fluorescence enhanced sensor for detection of silver(i) ions with high selectivity and sensitivity.A one-step microwave-assisted method is used for the synthesis of small gold nanoclusters, Au16NCs@BSA, which are used as a fluorescence enhanced sensor for detection of silver(i) ions with high selectivity and sensitivity. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: Experimental details of the synthesis of AuNCs@BSA and fluorescent detection, and Fig. S1-S10. See DOI: 10.1039/c2nr12056a

  14. A mononuclear zinc(II) complex with piroxicam: crystal structure, DNA- and BSA-binding studies; in vitro cell cytotoxicity and molecular modeling of oxicam complexes.

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    Jannesari, Zahra; Hadadzadeh, Hassan; Amirghofran, Zahra; Simpson, Jim; Khayamian, Taghi; Maleki, Batool

    2015-02-05

    A new mononuclear Zn(II) complex, trans-[Zn(Pir)2(DMSO)2], where Pir(-) is 4-hydroxy-2-methyl-N-2-pyridyl-2H-1,2-benzothiazine-3-carboxamide-1,1-dioxide (piroxicam), has been synthesized and characterized. The crystal structure of the complex was obtained by the single crystal X-ray diffraction technique. The interaction of the complex with DNA and BSA was investigated. The complex interacts with FS-DNA by two binding modes, viz., electrostatic and groove binding (major and minor). The microenvironment and the secondary structure of BSA are changed in the presence of the complex. The anticancer effects of the seven complexes of oxicam family were also determined on the human K562 cell lines and the results showed reasonable cytotoxicities. The interactions of the oxicam complexes with BSA and DNA were modeled by molecular docking and molecular dynamic simulation methods.

  15. A mononuclear zinc(II) complex with piroxicam: Crystal structure, DNA- and BSA-binding studies; in vitro cell cytotoxicity and molecular modeling of oxicam complexes

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    Jannesari, Zahra; Hadadzadeh, Hassan; Amirghofran, Zahra; Simpson, Jim; Khayamian, Taghi; Maleki, Batool

    2015-02-01

    A new mononuclear Zn(II) complex, trans-[Zn(Pir)2(DMSO)2], where Pir- is 4-hydroxy-2-methyl-N-2-pyridyl-2H-1,2-benzothiazine-3-carboxamide-1,1-dioxide (piroxicam), has been synthesized and characterized. The crystal structure of the complex was obtained by the single crystal X-ray diffraction technique. The interaction of the complex with DNA and BSA was investigated. The complex interacts with FS-DNA by two binding modes, viz., electrostatic and groove binding (major and minor). The microenvironment and the secondary structure of BSA are changed in the presence of the complex. The anticancer effects of the seven complexes of oxicam family were also determined on the human K562 cell lines and the results showed reasonable cytotoxicities. The interactions of the oxicam complexes with BSA and DNA were modeled by molecular docking and molecular dynamic simulation methods.

  16. Differences in exoenzyme production and adherence ability of Candida spp. isolates from catheter, blood and oral cavity Diferenças na produção de exoenzimas e habilidade de aderência entre isolados de espécies de Candida provenientes do cateter, sangue e cavidade bucal

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    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Phospholipase and proteinase production and the ability of adhesion to buccal epithelial cells (BEC of 112 Candida isolates originated from oral cavity of HIV infected patients and from blood and catheter of intensive care unit patients were investigated. The proteinase production was detected by inoculation into bovine serum albumin (BSA agar and the phospholipase activity was performed using egg yolk emulsion. A yeast suspension of each test strain was incubated with buccal epithelial cells and the number of adherence yeast to epithelial cells was counted. A percentage of 88.1% and 55.9% of Candida albicans and 69.8% and 37.7% of non-albicans Candida isolates produced proteinase and phospholipase, respectively. Non-albicans Candida isolated from catheter were more proteolytic than C. albicans isolates. Blood isolates were more proteolytic than catheter and oral cavity isolates while oral cavity isolates produced more phospholipase than those from blood and catheter. C. albicans isolates from oral cavity and from catheter were more adherent to BEC than non-albicans Candida isolates, but the adhesion was not different among the three sources analyzed. The results indicated differences in the production of phospholipase and proteinase and in the ability of adhesion to BEC among Candida spp. isolates from different sources. This study suggests that the pathogenicity of Candida can be correlated with the infected site.A produção de proteinase e fosfolipase e habilidade de adesão à célula epitelial bucal de 112 isolados de Candida originadas da cavidade bucal de pacientes infectados pelo HIV e de sangue e cateter de pacientes hospitalizados foram investigados. A produção de proteinase foi detectada por inoculação em ágar soro albumina bovina e a atividade de fosfolipase foi realizada usando emulsão de gema de ovo. A suspensão de levedura de cada isolado foi incubada com célula epitelial e o número de leveduras aderidas a c

  17. Estudo da resposta tissular à endoprótese recoberta de jugular bovina em veia cava inferior de suínos Bovine jugular covered stent-graft implanted in swine inferior vena cava - a study of tissue response

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    Cristina Ribeiro Riguetti Pinto

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a resposta tissular a uma endoprótese, com cobertura biológica heteróloga, implantada em veia cava inferior de suínos. MÉTODO: Desenvolvemos uma endoprótese auto-expansível, revestida com um segmento de jugular bovina, conservada por processo L-hydro e suturada em um stent de aço inoxidável 316L. O dispositivo introdutor utilizado foi a bainha de liberação da endoprótese aórtica Taheri-Leonhardt (Flórida, EUA. Foram implantadas endopróteses em 10 suínos, todas na veia cava infra-renal. Os animais foram submetidos à flebografia peroperatória. À necropsia, após 2 meses, cada endoprótese foi retirada em bloco e analisada macroscopicamente, visando a avaliação da perviedade, aderência aos tecidos vizinhos e incorporação à parede venosa; e, histopatologicamente, visando a resposta histológica ao enxerto. RESULTADOS: Na análise macroscópica, todas as endopróteses encontravam-se pérvias e totalmente incorporadas à parede venosa, porém seis apresentavam trabeculações grosseiras no seu interior e quatro algum grau de fibrose perivascular. Três animais desenvolveram linfocele, uma retroperitoneal e as outras na parede abdominal. No estudo histopatológico, observamos reação inflamatória granulomatosa tipo corpo estranho em todos os casos, sendo predominante na camada média (80%. CONCLUSÃO: O modelo estudado apresentou baixa trombogenicidade, corroborando com a eficácia do meio de conservação e material escolhidos; porém, baixa biocompatibilidade, provavelmente pelo obstáculo imunológico dos xenoenxertos e resposta tissular exagerada do território venoso.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate tissue response to a bovine jugular vein covered stent when implanted in the swine inferior vena cava. METHOD: We developed a self-expanding stent, using a segment of L-hydro conserved bovine jugular vein, which was trimmed and sutured to a 316L stainless steel stent. We used the Taheri-Leonhardt delivery system for

  18. The Interactions between ZnO Nanoparticles (NPs and α-Linolenic Acid (LNA Complexed to BSA Did Not Influence the Toxicity of ZnO NPs on HepG2 Cells

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    Yiwei Zhou

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    Full Text Available Background: Nanoparticles (NPs entering the biological environment could interact with biomolecules, but little is known about the interaction between unsaturated fatty acids (UFA and NPs. Methods: This study used α-linolenic acid (LNA complexed to bovine serum albumin (BSA for UFA and HepG2 cells for hepatocytes. The interactions between BSA or LNA and ZnO NPs were studied. Results: The presence of BSA or LNA affected the hydrodynamic size, zeta potential, UV-Vis, fluorescence, and synchronous fluorescence spectra of ZnO NPs, which indicated an interaction between BSA or LNA and NPs. Exposure to ZnO NPs with the presence of BSA significantly induced the damage to mitochondria and lysosomes in HepG2 cells, associated with an increase of intracellular Zn ions, but not intracellular superoxide. Paradoxically, the release of inflammatory cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6 was decreased, which indicated the anti-inflammatory effects of ZnO NPs when BSA was present. The presence of LNA did not significantly affect all of these endpoints in HepG2 cells exposed to ZnO NPs and BSA. Conclusions: the results from the present study indicated that BSA-complexed LNA might modestly interact with ZnO NPs, but did not significantly affect ZnO NPs and BSA-induced biological effects in HepG2 cells.

  19. Study of the Interaction between BSA and Hydrochlorothiazide%氢氯噻嗪与牛血清白蛋白的相互作用

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    侯玉娟; 朴红光

    2012-01-01

    The quenching mechanism of the fluorescence of bovine serum albumin ( BSA ) with hydrochlorothiazide was studied by fluorescence method. A decrease in the quenching constant was observed with an increase in temperature. From the fluorescence spectrum and the fluorescence intensity, the results show that the quenching mechanism of hydrochlorothiazide to BSA was static quenching. The binding constants, the number of binding sites and the thermodynamic parameters of the reaction of hydrochlorothiazide with BSA, such as △G, △H and △S were calculated at different temperatures. So the binding force was mainly hydrophobic. The effect of hydrochlorothiazide on the conformation of BSA was also studied by using fluorescence lifetime. The results indicate that the quenching mechanism of Hydrochlorothiazide to BSA is static quenching.%用荧光光谱法研究了氢氯噻嗪( Hydrochlorothiazide,HCT)与牛血清白蛋白(BSA)的相互作用.实验结果表明,HCT与BSA作用的猝灭常数随着温度的升高而降低,HCT可以有规律地使BSA内源荧光猝灭,其猝灭机理可认为是HCT与BSA形成复合物的静态猝灭.通过测定和计算不同温度下该结合反应的结合常数和结合位点数,并根据热力学方程求得了结合反应的ΔG、ΔH和ΔS等热力学参数,根据所得结果推断出HCT与BSA间的主要作用力类型是疏水作用力.同时,从分子荧光寿命进一步证明HCT与BSA的荧光猝灭机制为静态猝灭.

  20. A novel sandwich electrochemiluminescence immunosensor for ultrasensitive detection of carbohydrate antigen 19-9 based on immobilizing luminol on Ag@BSA core/shell microspheres.

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    Zhang, Amin; Xiang, Hongkun; Zhang, Xin; Guo, Weiwei; Yuan, Enhui; Huang, Chusen; Jia, Nengqin

    2016-01-15

    A novel sandwich-type electrochemiluminescence immunosensor based on immobilizing luminol on Ag@BSA core/shell microspheres (Ag@BSA-luminol) for ultrasensitive detection of tumor marker carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9) has been developed. Herein, magnetic carbon nanotubes (MAGCNTs) decorated with polyethylenimine (PEI) was used to construct the base of the immunosensor. MAGCNTs with prominent electrical conductivity and high surface area could be beneficial for promoting the electron transfer and loading plenty of primary antibodies (Ab1) via glutaraldehyde (GA). Meanwhile, the magnetic property of MAGCNTs makes it easy to be attached to the surface of magnetic glass carbon electrode (MGCE) through magnetism interaction, which provides an outstanding platform for this immunosensor. Moreover, Ag@BSA microspheres with large surface area, good stability, and excellent biocompatibility were desirable candidates for effective cross-link of CA19-9 detection antibodies (Ab2). A more interesting thing was that ELISA color reaction was used as an ultrasensitive strategy for identifying Ab2 was successfully coated on Ag@BSA with the naked eye. Additionally, we immobilized the luminol on the surface of Ag@BSA to prepare the target immunosensor. Immobilization of luminol on the surface of Ag@BSA could decrease the distance between luminophores and the electrode surface, leading to great enhancement of the ECL intensity of luminol in the present of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). Under the optimal conditions, the intensity of the ECL immunosensor increased linearly with the logarithm of CA19-9 concentration in a wide linear range from 0.0005 to 150UmL(-1) with a detection limit of 0.0002UmL(-1) (S/N=3). All the results suggested the prepared CA19-9 immunosensor displayed high sensitivity, excellent stability and good specificity. The developed method opened a new avenue to clinical bioassay.

  1. Métodos de detección de la mastitis bovina (Methods of detection of the bovine mastitis

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    Bedolla, CC

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available ResumenEste artículo es una revisión bibliográfica sobre los métodos de detección de la mastitis bovina que se utilizan más comúnmente en el mundo. La mastitis bovina es la inflamación de la glándula mamaria causada por una infección por patógenos. Es una de las enfermedades más frecuentes de la producción que afecta a la industria lechera en todo el mundo. Puede presentarse de manera clínica y subclínica. La mastitis subclínica es de larga duración y es mucho más frecuente que la mastitis clínica. Dentro de los métodos que se usan con mayor frecuencia a nivel de campo para diagnosticar mastitis clínicas, se encuentran el método de observación y palpación de la ubre y las pruebas físicas, como la prueba de escudilla de ordeño, prueba del paño negro y taza probadora. Las pruebas químicas, como la prueba de conductividad eléctrica de la leche, papel indicador de mastitis y prueba de whiteside que sirven también para diagnosticar mastitis clínicas y subclínicas. Las pruebas biológicas, como son la prueba de California para mastitis, la prueba de Wisconsin, el diagnóstico bacteriológico por los métodos de aislamiento, cultivo, tinción, pruebas bioquímicas e identificación y el conteo de células somáticas por microscopia directa y el somaticell. Otros métodos utilizados actualmente por su rapidez y efectividad son los electrónicos como el fossomatic y el counter coulter, los cuales tienen una aplicación universal sobre todo en laboratorios de control lechero o dedicados al diagnóstico e investigación de la mastitis y el DeLaval cell counter. Los métodos de detección de mastitis son una herramienta que permite identificar el tipo de infección clínica o subclínica que puede presentarse dentro de un hato lechero, por lo que el método que se elija para determinar las pruebas será esencial para tener un diagnóstico más preciso.AbstractThis article is a bibliographical revision on the methods of

  2. Atividade in vitro do extrato de própolis contra agentes bacterianos da mastite bovina In vitro activity of propolis extract against bovine mastitis bacterial agents

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    Andrea Pinto Loguercio

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi desenvolvido com o objetivo de avaliar a atividade in vitro do extrato alcoólico de própolis, contra agentes da mastite bovina, comparando-o aos principais antimicrobianos utilizados no tratamento convencional. Foram utilizados 36 isolados coagulase-positivos de Staphylococcus sp. e 27 isolados de Streptococcus sp.; 94,4% dos Staphylococcus sp. e 85,2% dos Streptococcus sp. foram susceptíveis ao extrato de própolis.The present study aimed to determine the in vitro activity of propolis extract, comparing it to the most common antibacterial drugs against bovine mastitis bacterial agents. Thirty-six isolates of coagulase-positive Staphylococcus sp. and twenty-seven of Streptococcus sp. were analyzed. Coagulase-positive Staphylococcus (94.4% and Streptococcus sp. (85.2% showed susceptibility to propolis extract.

  3. Influência da retenção dos anexos fetais no hemograma de fêmeas bovinas da raça Holandesa

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    SAUT, João Paulo Elsen; BIRGEL JÚNIOR, Eduardo Harry

    2008-01-01

    Analisou-se o hemograma de 177 amostras de sangue de fêmeas bovinas da raça Holandesa nos primeiros 90 dias pós-parto. As amostras foram colhidas de vacas não reagentes ao antígeno (GP 51) do vírus da leucose dos bovinos, distribuídas em dois grupos (I: puerpério fisiológico; II: puerpério com retenção dos anexos fetais) e subdivididas em quatro grupos de acordo com o momento de colheita. Nos primeiros 10 dias após o parto, o eritrograma não sofreu influência da retenção dos anexos fetais. Co...

  4. Optimització de l'avaluació genètica de la raça bovina Bruna dels Pirineus

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    La raça bovina Bruna dels Pirineus és una raça càrnia autòctona de les àrees muntanyoses de Catalunya. Els treballs que conformen la present tesi doctoral pretenen optimitzar l'avaluació genètica que actualment es duu a terme en aquesta raça. Les anàlisis s'han realitzat a partir de 8.130 registres de pes al naixement i 1.245 registres de pes al deslletament de vedells nascuts entre els anys 1986 i 2010, i procedents de 12 i dos explotacions, respectivament. En aquest sentit, el primer dels t...

  5. Savinase action on bovine serum albumin (BSA) monolayers demonstrated with measurements at the air-water interface and liquid Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) imaging

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    Balashev, Konstantin; Callisen, Thomas H; Svendsen, Allan;

    2011-01-01

    We studied the enzymatic action of Savinase on bovine serum albumin (BSA) organized in a monolayer spread at the air/water interface or adsorbed at the mica surface. We carried out two types of experiments. In the first one we followed the degradation of the protein monolayer by measuring...... the surface pressure and surface area decrease versus time. In the second approach we applied AFM imaging of the supported BSA monolayers adsorbed on mica solid supports and extracted information for the enzyme action by analyzing the obtained images of the surface topography in the course of enzyme action...

  6. Determinación serológica de leucosis bovina enzoótica en novillas de levante y vacas adultas de la vereda Morichal, Yopal, Casanare

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    Nelly Andrea Bautista-R.

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available La investigación se llevó a cabo con el objetivo de realizar una determinación serológica de leucosis bovina enzoótica en novillas de levante y vacas adultas. Se recolectaron 100 muestras de sangre de hembras escogidas al azar, pertenecientes a tres fincas del sector La Guafilla, de la vereda Morichal, en Yopal, Casanare, las cuales fueron analizadas para anticuerpos contra el LVB (virus de la Leucosis Viral Bovina; adicionalmente, se obtuvieron 100 muestras de los mismos animales para realización de hemograma, con el fin de observar cambios a nivel sanguíneo de aquellos que resultaran positivos. La técnica serológica empleada fue la prueba de ELISA indirecta. Se realizó un análisis descriptivo tabulando la información con datos de seropositividad y seronegatividad obtenidos de cada animal; los resultados se interpretaron de acuerdo con las variables raza, edad y variaciones del cuadro hemático. Para determinar la relación entre seropositividad y cada una de las variables se utilizó la prueba de Probabilidad de Fisher. Las pruebas arrojaron una seroprevalencia del 15% para LVB. No se encontraron diferencias significativas de prevalencia asociadas a las variables raza, edad o resultados del hemograma (p>=0.05. Se demuestra la presencia del virus LBE en La Guafilla. Se confirma la importancia de implementar un programa de control y prevención de la diseminación de la infección, con el fin de evitar las pérdidas económicas asociadas, y, dentro de lo posible, la eliminación de los animales seropositivos para lograr la erradicación de la infección en esta zona del país.

  7. A relação entre o preço pago pelo consumidor de carne bovina em Santa Maria e o recebido pelo produtor de gado de corte no Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Relationship between price paid by consumers in Santa Maria and prices paid to beef cattle farmers in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    João Garibaldi Almeida Viana

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo analisa em que medida os preços pagos pelos consumidores de carne bovina - ponto final da cadeia - são repassados ao produtor. Os preços dos diferentes cortes de carne foram coletados através de pesquisa mensal de preços, em quatro supermercados de Santa Maria, RS, Brasil. Depois de obtidos os valores percentuais dos diferentes cortes na composição da carcaça, estes valores foram multiplicados pelo preço pago pelo consumidor, obtendo-se assim os preços e as proporções dos cortes referentes ao valor ajustado de um quilo de carcaça pago pelo consumidor. Para a obtenção do preço médio do kg do boi vivo recebido pelos produtores, foram considerados os preços coletados pela EMATER-RS. Verificou-se uma baixa variação ao longo do ano das partes componentes da carcaça, na contribuição do preço total. Na média, o dianteiro contribui com 26,10%, o costilhar com 13,40% e o traseiro com 60,50% do preço total da carcaça. O setor a jusante na cadeia bovina tem função reguladora do preço final ao consumidor, com uma margem de operação de 7,61 pontos ao longo do ano. Nos três quadrimestres ao longo do ano, a associação entre o preço recebido pelo produtor (PRP e o pago pelo consumidor (PPC teve um comportamento diferenciado. As associações verificadas foram fraca, negativamente forte e positivamente muito forte para o primeiro, segundo e terceiro quadrimestres, respectivamente.This study analyses how much of prices paid by the consumers of beef meat are passed on to the farmer. The prices of different types of beef cuts were collected monthly in four supermarkets in Santa Maria-RS, Brazil. The percentage values of different cuts were obtained and multiplied by the price paid by consumers. Thus, it was calculated the adjusted price of kilogram of carcass commercialized at supermarket. The average price per kilogram of live steers received by the farmer was collected by EMATER-RS. There was a low price variation

  8. Actuaciones del Laboratorio de Genética Bioquímica (LAGENBIO) de la Universidad de Zaragoza encaminadas a la conservación y mejora genética de las razas bovinas explotadas en Aragón, Parda de Montaña, Pirenaica y Serrana de Teruel en colaboración con las asociaciones de ganaderos ARAPARDA, ASAPI y ASERNA

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    Sanz, Ariadne; Cons, C.; Banzo, P.; Buisán, M.; Casasús Pueyo, Isabel; Macarulla, J.M.; Marín, J; Naval, C.; Sanz Pascua, Albina; Martín Burriel, Inmaculada; Rodellar Penella, Clementina; Zaragoza, Pilar

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    El Laboratorio de Genética Bioquímica (LAGENBIO), perteneciente a la Facultad de Veterinaria de la Universidad de Zaragoza ha llevado a cabo durante más de una década acciones encaminadas a la conservación y mejora genética de las razas bovinas Parda de Montaña, Pirenaica y Serrana de Teruel explotadas en Aragón. Para ello ha mantenido convenios y contratos de colaboración con las asociaciones de criadores de las razas bovinas ARAPARDA (Asociación de Criadores de Raza Bovina ...

  9. Estradiol and its membrane-impermeable conjugate estradiol-BSA inhibit tamoxifen-stimulated prolactin secretion in incubated rat pituitaries.

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    Aguilar, R; Bellido, C; Garrido-Gracia, J C; Alonso, R; Sánchez-Criado, J E

    2006-04-01

    In the absence of estrogen (E), the selective E receptor modulator tamoxifen (TX) has two agonist effects in the rat pituitary: induction of progesterone receptor (PR)-dependent GnRH self-priming in the gonadotrope, and stimulation of prolactin (PRL) secretion in the lactotrope. TX-induced gonadotropin (GnRH) self-priming is absent when 10(-8) M estradiol-17beta (E2) is added to the incubation medium of pituitaries from TX-treated rats. The present experiments investigated whether PR-independent PRL release into the incubation medium of pituitaries from TX-treated ovariectomized (OVX) rats was affected by E2, and the effect of different ER ligands (ICI182780, TX, estradiol-17alpha, E2 -BSA) on TX-stimulated PRL secretion. Moreover, the effect of E2 on TRH-stimulated PRL secretion in pituitaries collected from estradiol benzoate- and TX-treated OVX rats was studied. It was found that: i) incubation with E2 supressed the PRL releasing effect of injected TX; ii) whereas coincubation with the pure anti-E type II ICI182780 antagonized the inhibitory effect of E2, coincubation with the anti-E type I TX did not; iii) estradiol-17alpha lacked inhibitory action, whereas a dose-dependent inhibitory effect of both E2 and E2 -BSA was noticed; and iv) TRH stimulatory effect on PRL release in pituitaries from TX-treated rats was blocked by addition of E2 to the medium. Taken together, these data argue in favor of the presence of specific membrane recognition sites for E in the lactotrope involved in steroid-specific E2 inhibition of TX-stimulated PRL secretion.

  10. BSA adsorption on aliphatic and aromatic acid SAMs: investigating the effect of residual surface charge and sublayer nature.

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    Vallée, Anne; Humblot, Vincent; Al Housseiny, Rana; Boujday, Souhir; Pradier, Claire-Marie

    2013-09-01

    In this work, the influence of surface charge and layer rigidity on Bovin Serum Albumin (BSA) adsorption has been investigated. To this aim, Self Assembled Monolayers (SAMs) bearing terminal COOH or COO(-) groups were built on gold surfaces. The rigidity of the acid terminated SAMs was modified using either an aliphatic, mercaptoundecanoic acid (MUA), or an aromatic, mercaptobenzoic acid (MBA) thiol. X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), Polarization Modulation Reflection Absorption Infrared Spectroscopy (PM-RAIRS) and contact angle measurements, were used to deeply characterize the so-built layers. The surface charge was successfully modified by varying the pH of the rinsing solution. Indeed, COOH were the dominating species upon rinsing at pH 2 and COO(-) species dominated upon rinsing at pH 11. Rinsing at an intermediate pH, 5.5, led to the coexistence of both carboxylic and carboxylate moieties. The hydrophilic character of the surface was also found to depend on the rinsing pH, with a minimum after rinsing at intermediate pH. Using aromatic or aliphatic thiols did not affect the speciation but led to considerable differences in the hydrophilic character of these surfaces. Eventually, the adsorption of BSA on the acidic layers was investigated using PM-RAIRS. The results showed interesting differences between the charged layers. Thus, for both MUA and MBA -based SAMs, the amount of adsorbed proteins decreased when the amount of COO(-) on the surface increased. Interestingly, these effects were totally annihilated when the adsorption was carried out in PBS buffer. Moreover, for similar surface charges, the aromatic layers were able to bind higher amounts of proteins than the aliphatic ones. This work points out the key role of both surface charge and rigidity on protein adsorption. The influence of additional parameters, such as hydrophilicity and SAMs' rigidity is also established.

  11. LACTIC ACID BACTERIA WITH ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY AGAINST PATHOGENIC AGENT CAUSING OF BOVINE MASTITIS BACTERIAS ACIDO LACTICAS CON ACTIVIDAD ANTIMICROBIANA CONTRA PATÓGENOS CAUSANTES DE MASTITIS BOVINA OUT BACTÉRIAS LÁTICAS COM ATIVIDADE ANTIMICROBIANA CONTRA OUT PATÓGENOS DA MASTITE BOVINA

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    LILIANA SERNA C

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The use of antibiotics to treat bovine mastitis, produces antibiotic residues in milk and decreased quality of dairy products. Lactic acid bacteria have been proposed as an alternative to avoid the use of antibiotics. This paper reports the antimicrobial activity against pathogens responsible of bovine mastitis, of 4 lactic acid strains isolated from cattle in a state of acidosis ruminal. It also evaluated the specific growth rate (m and antimicrobial activity of one of the strains, using two concentrations of carbon source (20 and 60 gl-1 in the commercial substrate MRS. The strains were biochemically identified as Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus fermen-tum and Weissella confusa. Weissella confusa showed the best antimicrobial activity against the major pathogens responsible of bovine mastitis. When has been used 60 gl-1 of total sugars in the fermentation substrate, was obtained diameter of inhibition of 31 mm for Staphylococcus aureus and 36 mm for Streptococcus agalactiae. The antimicrobial activity of Weissella confusa is superior antimicrobial activity reported by many other lactic acid bacteria, therefore Weissella confusa could potentially be used to prevent bovine mastitis.El uso de antibióticos para el tratamiento de mastitis bovina, genera residuos de antibióticos en la leche y disminuye la calidad de los subproductos lácteos. Las bacterias ácido lácticas se han propuesto como una alternativa para evitar el uso de antibióticos. En este artículo se reporta la actividad antimicrobiana contra patógenos productores de mastitis bovina, de 4 cepas acido lácticas aisladas de bovinos en estado de acidosis ruminal. Se evaluó además la velocidad especifica de crecimiento (m y la actividad antimicrobiana de una de las cepas, utilizando dos concentraciones de fuente de carbono (20 y 60 gl-1 en el sustrato comercial MRS. Las cepas se identificaron bioquímicamente como Lactobacillus acidophilus

  12. Caracterización de la situación clínico-epizootiológica de la mastitis bovina en vacas primerizas Holstein de una lechería especializada

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    Relova Vento, Damarys; Armenteros Amaya, Mabelin; Capdevila Varela, José Z.

    2008-01-01

    La mastitis bovina sigue siendo la enfermedad más común y costosa delganado lechero. El objetivo de este trabajo, consistió en realizar una caracterización de la situación clínico-epizootiológica de la mastitis bovina en vacas primerizas holstein de una lechería especializada. Para ello se realizó una evaluación del estado clínico y microbiológico de la ubre a 20 vacas de primer parto, mediante la prueba de california (CMT), el examen clínico de la ubre y el aislamiento bacteriológico. De los...

  13. Comportamiento de lombriz roja californiana y lombriz silvestre en bosta bovina y rumia bovina como sustrato Behavior of californian red earthworm and wild earthworm in bovine dung and bovine rumination as substrate

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    Manuel Loza Murguía

    Full Text Available En los Yungas del departamento de La Paz, Bolivia se ubica la comunidad Carmen Pampa, fuente de recursos naturales y biodiversidad exquisita, últimamente está siendo afectada por los chaqueos y actividades agrícolas convencionales, dado que no existen datos suficientes en la región para poder desarrollar alternativas agrícolas sostenibles que cuiden el medio ambiente, de ahí que este trabajo tiene como propósito estudiar el comportamiento de la lombriz roja californiana (Eisenia spp. y la lombriz silvestre (Lumbricus spp. en dos sustratos a fin mejorar la calidad del vermicompost producido por estos anélidos. El trabajo se ha realizado en el módulo de Microbiología Ambiental, en instalaciones de la Unidad Académica Campesina Carmen Pampa (UACCP, Campus Leahy, ubicado en Coroico Nor Yungas del Departamento de La Paz-Bolivia. Se ha estudiado su comportamiento en dos sustratos bosta bobina (estiércol y rumia bovina (rumia en 40 unidades experimentales de 0.2 m de ancho*0.25 m de largo*0.4 m de profundidad, cada unidad presentaba una densidad de 5, 10, 15, 20 y 25 individuos con dos repeticiones de cada una en 1 000 g de sustrato. Se determinó el número de cocones, número de individuos a las 8 semanas, porcentaje de degradación del sustrato. Los resultados indican que los sustratos estiércol son mejores en la dinámica poblacional de Eisenia spp., en comparación con Lumbricus spp. Posiblemente las características físicas y químicas del estiércol y la rumia influyeron en este tipo de comportamiento de Eisenia spp.In Yungas of department of La Paz, Bolivia is located the community Carmen Pampas, source of natural resources and exquisite biodiversity, lately is being affected by the chaqueos and conventional agricultural activities, due there is not enough data in the region to develop sustainable agricultural alternatives that take care of environment. Taking this into account this work has as purpose to study the behavior of the

  14. Efeito do pH e da hidrólise tríptica sobre as propriedades emulsionantes da globina bovina The effect of the pH and the tryptic hydrolysis on the emulsifying properties of bovine globin

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    Cleia Batista Dias ORNELLAS

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available No intuito de estudar o efeito do pH e da ação da tripsina sobre as propriedades emulsionantes da globina bovina, extraída pelo método da acetona acidificada, foram determinados neste trabalho, a capacidade emulsionante (EC, o índice de atividade emulsionante (EAI e a estabilidade da emulsão (ES. Testaram-se os valores de pH de 3,0 a 8,0 e os tempos de hidrólise de 5,0 a 60 min. Os dados obtidos indicam que os maiores valores de EC e ES foram obtidos no pH 5,0 e 6,0, respectivamente, correspondente à faixa de alta solubilidade da proteína. Por outro lado, o EAI, além de apresentar um máximo no pH 3,0, foi igualmente elevado nos valores de pH 7,0 e 8,0, situados na zona onde a globina é praticamente insolúvel. A hidrólise tríptica, nas condições empregadas, contribuiu para melhorar a EC, em toda a faixa de pH estudada, enquanto que para o EAI somente foi benéfico em pH 4,0 e 5,0. No caso da ES, este tratamento enzimático não foi vantajoso, promovendo melhoras apenas no pH 7,0, onde a proteína é insolúvel, e somente após 60 min de hidrólise.The effect of the pH and of the trypsin on the emulsifying properties of bovine globin, extracted by the acidified acetone method, was studied. The emulsifying capacity (EC, the emulsifying activity index (EAI and the emulsion stability (ES were determined at pH varying from 3.0 to 8.0 and employing hydrolysis times from 5 to 60 min. The highest vaules for EC and ES were obtained at pH 5.0 and 6.0, respectively, corresponding to the range of large protein solubility. On the other hand, the EAI was higher at pH 3.0 and also at pH 7.0 and 8.0, where the protein is insoluble. The tryptic hydrolysis produced an increase in EC, in all pH ranges studied, while for the EAI the same effect was observed only in pH 4.0 and 5.0, and for ES at pH 7.0 after 60 min of hydrolysis.

  15. Multigene phylogenetic analysis of pathogenic candida species in the Kazachstania (Arxiozyma) telluris complex and description of their ascosporic states as Kazachstania bovina sp. nov., K. heterogenica sp. nov., K. pintolopesii sp. nov., and K. slooffiae sp. nov.

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    Kurtzman, Cletus P; Robnett, Christie J; Ward, Jerrold M; Brayton, Cory; Gorelick, Peter; Walsh, Thomas J

    2005-01-01

    A yeast causing widespread infection of laboratory mice was identified from 26S rRNA gene sequences as Candida pintolopesii. To determine the relationship of C. pintolopesii with other members of the Kazachstania (Arxiozyma) telluris species complex, nucleotide sequences from domains 1 and 2 of the 26S rRNA gene, the mitochondrial small-subunit rRNA gene, and the RNA polymerase II gene were phylogenetically analyzed. That analysis resolved the 48 strains examined into five closely related species: K. telluris, Candida bovina, C. pintolopesii, Candida slooffiae, and a previously unknown species. One or more strains of each of the last four species formed an ascosporic state much like that of K. telluris. To place these ascosporogenous strains taxonomically, it is proposed that they be assigned to the teleomorphic genus Kazachstania as K. bovina (type strain NRRL Y-7283, CBS 9732, from the nasal passage of a pigeon), K. heterogenica (type strain NRRL Y-27499, CBS 2675, from rodent feces), K. pintolopesii (type strain NRRL Y-27500, CBS 2985, from the peritoneal fluid of a dead guinea pig), and K. slooffiae (type strain NRRL YB-4349, CBS 9733, from the cecum of a horse). On the basis of multigene sequence analyses, K. heterogenica appears to be a hybrid of K. pintolopesii and a presently unknown species. With the exception of K. bovina, the phylogenetically defined species show a moderate degree of host specificity.

  16. Estratégias de redução de risco percebido na compra e no consumo de carne bovina

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    Pereira, Luís Henrique

    2010-01-01

    Confrontado com o alarmante discurso social que favorece a percepção do risco do alimento à saúde, os consumidores modernos encontram-se em uma situação de desconforto psicológico causada pelo consumo de alimentos que vêm da indústria agrícola e de gêneros alimentícios. Para eliminar este desconforto, o consumidor pode mudar seus hábitos de compra e de consumo ou introduzir algumas medidas para reduzir este risco. Desde que o mundo do marketing foi introduzido a este conceito por Bauer, a teo...

  17. Effects of the gamma radiation in the refrigerated bovine meat conservation.; Efeitos da radiacao gama na conservacao da carne bovina refrigerada

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    Mariano, Carlos Otavio

    2004-07-01

    The meat is one of our largest alimentary source of proteins, however it is bad distributed and bad taken advantage by the population in general. Some segments of the society with excess of foods and other with lack, it generated in these last ones the drama of the hunger. Today there are about 800 million people (13% of the world population) malnourished, that they live in more than 30 countries, almost in totality concentrated in Africa and Asia. But that drama also reaches our own country. Make it arrive to this segment of the less favored population, that is usually in difficult access areas, a food with nutritional quality for the consumption is the great challenge of our society. the objective is increase the shelf life of the food, maintaining their nutritional and sensorial characteristics preserved. By this way, it becomes also a challenge to protect the meat of pathogenic microorganisms and eliminate those might have been installed in the animal still alive or during the manipulation in the meat industry before arriving for the consumption. The use of the gamma radiation allowed to guarantee the product quality in the total absence of the studied pathogenic microorganisms in this project, maintaining the initials organoleptics characteristics (sensorial and physiochemical) for a large period that the one specified by the legislation, increasing this way it shelf life. The sensorial analysis indicated that until the dose of 6,0 kGy there is no alteration in the flavor and with the dose of 8,0 kGy the meat acquired a light smoked flavor, but in the appearance, aroma and texture attributes no confirmed any alterations. The color of the irradiated meat in the used doses didn't present color change compared to the no irradiated meat. The microbiological analysis pretended to verify the elimination of the pathogenic microorganisms: Salmonella ssp, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Escherichia coli and Clostridium sulphite reducers, as specified in the Resolution RDC no. 12, ANVISA 02/01/2001. The necessary dose for the elimination of the Salmonella ssp and the Bacillus cereus was of 4,0 kGy and for the other microorganisms the dose of 2,0 kGy was enough. The storage test involved a maintenance period of the product for 0, 7, 14,21 and 28 days to the temperature of 7 deg C, as specify the Portaria number 304, DIPOA 22/04/1996, being verified the physicochemical characteristics in meat irradiated with the dose of 8,0 kGy in comparison with the fresh no irradiated meat. The alterations were observed in the Acidity that increased in the period in 5,5% and 12% in comparison with the no irradiated meat; Peroxyde were only detected in the irradiated meat and they stayed constant during the period; the Lipids increased significantly in the beginning of the period arriving to 113% above the no irradiated meat, it decreased during the period and at the end it presented an index of 51% below the no irradiated meat. Finally, Creatinine increases significantly in the irradiated meat, but it stayed constant during the period. The sensorial analysis in the storage test of meat samples irradiated with 4,0 kGy and 8,0 kGy was not verified alterations between the stored and the recently irradiated samples. (author)

  18. Blood serum and BSA, but neither red blood cells nor hemoglobin can support vitellogenesis and egg production in the dengue vector Aedes aegypti

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    Kristina K. Gonzales

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Aedes aegypti is the major vector of dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya viruses that put millions of people in endemic countries at risk. Mass rearing of this mosquito is crucial for strategies that use modified insects to reduce vector populations and transmission of pathogens, such as sterile insect technique or population replacement. A major problem for vector mosquito mass rearing is the requirement of vertebrate blood for egg production since it poses significant costs as well as potential health hazards. Also, regulations for human and animal use as blood source can pose a significant obstacle. A completely artificial diet that supports egg production in vector mosquitoes can solve this problem. In this study, we compared different blood fractions, serum and red blood cells, as dietary protein sources for mosquito egg production. We also tested artificial diets made from commercially available blood proteins (bovine serum albumin (BSA and hemoglobin. We found that Ae. aegypti performed vitellogenesis and produced eggs when given whole bovine blood, serum, or an artificial diet containing BSA. Conversely, egg production was impaired after feeding of the red blood cell fraction or an artificial diet containing only hemoglobin. We also found that egg viability of serum-fed mosquitoes were comparable to that of whole blood and an iron supplemented BSA meal produced more viable eggs than a meal containing BSA alone. Our results indicate that serum proteins, not hemoglobin, may replace vertebrate blood in artificial diets for mass mosquito rearing.

  19. Experimental and molecular modeling studies of the interaction of the polypyridyl Fe(II) and Fe(III) complexes with DNA and BSA.

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    Behnamfar, Mohammad Taghi; Hadadzadeh, Hassan; Simpson, Jim; Darabi, Farivash; Shahpiri, Azar; Khayamian, Taghi; Ebrahimi, Malihe; Amiri Rudbari, Hadi; Salimi, Mona

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    Two mononuclear iron complexes, [Fe(tppz)₂](PF₆)₂·H₂O (1) and Fe(tppz)Cl₃·2CHCl₃ (2) where tppz is (2,3,5,6-tetra(2-pyridyl)pyrazine), have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, spectroscopic methods (UV-Vis and IR) and single crystal X-ray structure analysis. The interaction of (1) as the nitrate salt ([Fe(tppz)₂](NO₃)₂) with calf-thymus DNA (CT-DNA) has been monitored by UV-Vis spectroscopy, competitive fluorescence titration, circular dichroism (CD), voltammetric techniques, viscosity measurement, and gel electrophoresis. Gel electrophoresis of DNA with [Fe(tppz)₂](NO₃)₂ demonstrated that the complex also has the ability to cleave supercoiled plasmid DNA. The results have indicated that the complex binds to CT-DNA by three binding modes, viz., electrostatic, groove and partial insertion of the pyridyl rings between the base stacks of double-stranded DNA. Molecular docking of [Fe(tppz)₂](NO₃)₂ with the DNA sequence d(ACCGACGTCGGT)₂ suggests the complex fits into the major groove. The water-insoluble complex (2) can catalyze the cleavage of BSA at 40 °C. There are no reports of the catalytic effect of polypyridyl metal complexes on the BSA cleavage. Molecular docking of (2) with BSA suggests that, when the chloro ligands in the axial positions are replaced by water molecules, the BSA can interact with the Fe(III) complex more easily.

  20. Thin films of protein (BSA, lysozyme) - Polyelectrolyte (PSS) complexes show larger red-shift in optical emissions irrespective of protein conformation

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    Talukdar, Hrishikesh; Kundu, Sarathi

    2017-09-01

    Protein-polyelectrolyte complexes (PPC) are prepared using globular proteins (BSA, lysozyme) and optically active polyelectrolyte poly (sodium 4-styrenesulfonate) (PSS) in aqueous solutions and as thin films on solid substrates to explore their structures and optical behaviors. Out-of-plane structures of PPC films having ≈15-60 nm thicknesses are investigated from X-ray reflectivity and their relatively smooth surface morphologies are obtained from atomic force microscopy. ATR-FTIR spectroscopy confirms that the conformation of BSA proteins inside the films of PSSB (PSS+BSA) is nearly same with pure BSA but for lysozyme inside PSSL (PSS+lysozyme) conformation modifies which is evidenced from the shifting of the amide-I band of each protein. However, irrespective of the conformation variation of proteins larger red-shifts of ≈30 nm in optical emissions are obtained from the thin films of PPC. Relatively enhance dissipation of energy thorough non-radiative transition of the fluorophore residues in the dry state is the most probable reason for such larger optical red-shifts.

  1. Synthesis of an oxytetracyline-tolidin-BSA immunogen and antibodies production of anti-oxytetracyline developed for oxytetracyline residue detection with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays technique

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    Widiastuti R

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available An oxytetracycline-tolidin-bovine serum albumin (OTC-tolidin-BSA-conjugate was synthezed as immunogen for producing specific antibodies in immunized rabbits that would be used as reagent for development of OTC residue detection with enzym-linked immunoassays technique. The immunogen was prepared through diazotization tolidin and subsequently reacted with OTC. The red purple immunogen of OTC-tolidin-BSA absorbed at wave lengths of 277 nm and 488 nm under UV screening absorbances and confirmation with the high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC showed the absence of peak at retention time of 3.46 minutes. Characaterized result with SDS-PAGE showed the molecular weight of the OTC-tolidin-BSA at 69.79 kDA. Subsequently, the immunogen was immunized into New Zealand rabbits in order to produce the polyclonal antibodies. The antibodies were purified using a protein A sepharose column. The OD optimum responses of 0.92 to 1.20 were obtained from the second fractionation at dilution of 1/1000 by titrating the antibodies and OTC-tolidin-BSA coating antigen at concentration of 10 µg/mL on several bleeding times.

  2. Polimorfismos genéticos da kappa-caseína e da beta-lactoglobulina e produção de leite em bovinos

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    A.T. Stipp

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available As variantes gênicas da beta-lactoglobulina (β-LG e da kappa-caseína (κ-CN bovinas são associadas à produção, qualidade e características de processamento do leite. O objetivo deste trabalho foi analisar as frequências dos genótipos AA, AB e BB, por meio da técnica de PCR-RFLP, da β-LG e da κ-CN bovinas, e suas associações com a produção de leite (kg leite/dia em bovinos das raças Girolanda, Holandesa e Jersey. Para a κ-CN, a frequência do genótipo AA foi maior nos animais das raças Holandesa (37% e Girolanda (63%. Na raça Jersey, houve predomínio do genótipo BB (60%. Para a β-LG, o genótipo AB foi o mais encontrado nas raças Girolanda (54% e Holandesa (58%, enquanto nos animais da raça Jersey houve predomínio do genótipo BB (45%. Houve associação do alelo B da κ-CN com maior produtividade leiteira nas raças Girolanda e Holandesa, e do alelo A da β-LG com maior produtividade de leite na raça Jersey. As variantes genéticas da κ-CN podem ser usadas como marcadores na seleção para a produtividade leiteira nas raças Girolanda e Holandesa. Para a raça Jersey, as variantes da β-LG seriam mais adequadas para essa seleção.

  3. Small-angle neutron scattering studies of mineralization on BSA coated citrate capped gold nanoparticles used as a model surface for membrane scaling in RO wastewater desalination.

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    Dahdal, Y N; Pipich, V; Rapaport, H; Oren, Y; Kasher, R; Schwahn, D

    2014-12-23

    Bovine serum albumin (BSA) coated on citrate capped gold nanoparticles (BSA-GNPs) was exposed to a simulated wastewater effluent (SSE) in order to study the mineralization and thereby mimic scaling at biofouled membranes of reverse osmosis (RO) wastewater desalination plants. RO is a leading technology of achieving freshwater quality as it has the capability of removing both dissolved inorganic salts and organic contaminants from tertiary wastewater effluents. The aim was to better understand one of the major problems facing this technology which is fouling of the membranes, mainly biofouling and scaling by calcium phosphate. The experiments were performed using the small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) technique. The nanoparticles, GNPs, stabilized by the citrate groups showed 30 Å large particles having a homogeneous distribution of gold and citrate with a gold volume fraction of the order of 1%. On the average two BSA monomers are grafted at 2.4 GNPs. The exposed BSA-GNPs to SSE solution led to immediate mineralization of stable composite particles of the order of 0.2 μm diameter and a mineral volume fraction between 50% and 80%. The volume fraction of the mineral was of the order of 10(-5), which is roughly 3 times larger but an order of magnitude smaller than the maximum possible contents of respectively calcium phosphate and calcium carbonate in the SSE solution. Considering the extreme low solubility product of calcium phosphate, we suggest total calcium phosphate and partially (5-10%) calcium carbonate formation in the presence of BSA-GNPs.

  4. Determination of drugs in plasma samples by disposable pipette extraction with C18-BSA phase and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry.

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    Pinto, Mônia Ap Lemos; de Souza, Israel D; Queiroz, Maria Eugênia C

    2017-05-30

    This work describes restricted access material (RAM) constituted of porous octadecylsilane particles with the outer surface covered with bovine serum albumin (C18-BSA) as a stationary phase to extract drugs from plasma samples by disposable pipette extraction (DPX) for further analysis by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). The C18-BSA phase simultaneously excluded macromolecules by chemical diffusion barrier (BSA network) and enrichment of the interior phase (C18) with drug traces by sorption. The hydrophilic barrier of the C18-BSA allows small molecules (drugs) to permeate through the hydrophobic part (C18), while at the same time it excludes the macromolecules by chemical diffusion barrier (BSA network). Optimization of the DPX variables (sorption equilibration time, exclusion of endogenous compounds, and elution step) improved the sensitivity and selectivity of the method, which presented a linear range from the lower limit of quantification (0.5-20.0ngmL(-1)) to the upper limit of quantification (32.5-10,500ngmL(-1)), inter- and intra-assay precision with coefficients of variation (CV) lower than 15%, and relative standard error (RSE) of the accuracy ranging from -12% to 11%. The developed method was successfully used to determine five antipsychotics (olanzapine, quetiapine, clozapine, haloperidol, and chlorpromazine) in combination with seven antidepressants (mirtazapine, paroxetine, citalopram, sertraline, imipramine, clomipramine, and fluoxetine), two anticonvulsants (carbamazepine and lamotrigine), and two anxiolytics (diazepam and clonazepam) in plasma samples from schizophrenic patients for therapeutic drug monitoring. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  5. A novel electro